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InSreaslnj: cloudiness, followedby show
ers; brisk southeasterly winds.
Girculation? Yesterday. 4DjD01
'Number 1637.
Price One Cent.
Mother Conference Held at
the Leecli Lake Agency.
He "Wants the Pillagers to Give Up
tUe Men "Wuntetl and Then They
May Go Home The Redskins De
Klre to Tell Their Grievances to
All the AVorld-Fnther Aloyslus's
"Walker. Minn., Oct. 10. Another con
ference was held this afternoon at the
Leeoh Lake Agency between Gen. Bacon,
Indian Inspector Tinker, Flatmouth, head
chief of the Chippewas. and seven other
representative braves, Including Mah-Chi-Gah-Bown,
the head brave of tlae Pilla
ger tribe.
Gen. Bacon told the Indians present to
take word to the Bear Islanders that If
they would give up the men wanted by
Marshal O'Connor and come in thun
eelves, they would then be allowed to re
turn to their homes, but if they persisted
in staying away there were thousands o
boldiers who would follow them until they
would be unable to offer further resist
ence. &
At the requefct of Mah-Chl-Gah-o'wn,
the general proposition was put in writ
ing, and an Indian runner and interpreter
left immediately with it for the hostile
camp. It is believed that the proposition
will be accepted.
Indian Commissioner Jones reached
Walker tonight and will ho'.d another
conference with the chiefs tomorrow at
the agency.
The Indians have a long list of griev
ances which they will lay before him.
They will also refuse to come into the
council unless all the correspondents for
the papers who are now here are tlljvv
cd to attend. They say this is the firM
opportunity they have had in e.irs to
lay their case before the people, and
they want it given the widest possible
The messengers sent by Father Aloy
slus to the' hostile camps have not et
returned, though they are expected mo
mentarily. Father Aloyslus will go to
their camp regardless of their answer. He
has lived among them for twenty-thrae
years, speaks their language fluently, ana
is said to possess more Influence ovor the
braves than even the tnleis thom'hes.
He is confident that he will be able to
bring the Pillagers to accept Gen. Bacon's
The expected early morning attack on
the city did not occur.
The lumbermen continue to come into
Walker and all tell of Indians traveling
toward Bear Island. The redskins, they
say, are well armed and have plenty of
The friendly Indians from Bear Island
claim that they have a good reason for
refusing to attend yesterday's council.
They declare that they had started for the
agency, but were met by a messenger,
who told them that the soldiers had sur
rounded Leech Lake village and would
kill them if they attempted to enter.
They turned back, but later they learned
that the story was untrue. They were
then asked by agency runners to attend
todav's council, which they promised to
Indians Expected to Attack the
Town Before Joining the Outlaws.
Minneapolis, Minn., Oct. 10. A dispatch
from Farris "says the panic there is in
creasing. The Indians, -who have been
taking their families to places of safety,
are expected to return and make an at
tack on the town before joining the Deer
Island hostiles.
The citizens are practically unarmed
and would make feeble resistance if at
tacked. It is known that there are a number of
desperate Indians living north and west of
AVinnebagoshish. who would join the ren
egades with little provocation.
He May Call Out Volunteer if lie
Dcwiik It Xt'ct'Msary.
Telegraphic Instructions have been sent
by Adjt. Gen. Corbin to Gen Bacon,
commander of the troops at Walker,
Minn., directing him to hold a confer
once with Gov. Clough in reference to
further proceedings against the hostile
Pillagers and for the protection of life
and property from the lawless reds. He
has also been directed to station troops
along the railroad in the vicinity of the
scene of the outbreak in sufficient num
bers. The same dispatch authorizes Gen.
Bacon to order out the Minnesota volun
teers now on furlough, should their ser
vices be deemed necessary.
Their Chiefs Atwurc the Goverament
of Continued Friendship.
The only information regarding the Leech
Lake Indian troubles, which reached the
Interior Department yesterday, was con
tained in the following telegram from
the chiefs of the band of Chippcwas at
the White Earth agency, which is in close
proximity to the scene of trouble:
"Commissioner of Indian Affairs, Wash
ington: We hear with regret of the trou
ble at Leech Lake, ana wish to assure
the Government of our continued friend
ship and of the loyalty of the Mississippi
band of Chlppewas at White Earth.
Indians Reported Encamped Two
Miles From the City.
St. Paul. Minn., Oct. 10. A special
Farris says:
jA report has been received here of
the killing, of a white man near Bear
Island yesterday.
Armed citizens are guarding this city,
as a band of 150 Indians were encamped
two miles north of the town last night.
Settlers are seeking shelter, in towns
along the railroad. Indians tried to pur
chase ammunition at Graceland yester
"day. The gathering of the Chlppewas about
'Leech Lake has caused a veritable pan
ic. It is now reported that the Indians
Ton nave both time and money
by going direct to LIbbey & Co. when
70U want lumber of any kind.
have signified their intention of clearing
every white man off the reservation, not
even sparing those at the agency.
Freight Train Fired On.
Duluth, Minn., Oct. 10. A freight train
on the Fosston branch of the Great
Northern Railroad was fired on by In
dians Sunday morning, while nearing
Cass Lake.
No one was hurt.
He Succumbed to Paralysis nt IHm
illurylnnd Home.
Rear Admiral John C. Febiger, retired,
died at his residence near Easton, Mary
land, early yesterday morning from
paralysis. He was stricken with the
affliction on last Saturday and on ac
count of his advanced years he was un
able to rally from the attack.
The remains will arrive here at 10
o'clock this morning and interment will
be made at Arlington. There will be no
formal military honors or parade. An
order was issued from the Navy Depart
ment yesterday afternoon for a detail of
eight sailors, as body bearers, and a
bugler, to sound "taps" over the grave,
the nine bluejackets to be in charge of
an officer.
Admiral Febiger was Dorn at Pittsburg,
Pa., February 14, 1K1, and entered the
navy as a midshipman from Ohio, Sep
tember 14, 183S. He was on the Concord,
of the Brazil squadron, when she was
wrecked on the eastern coast of Africa
in 1SI3. He became passed midshipman
May 20, 1S44, and lieutenant April 30, 1853.
He was on the Germantown, of the East
India squadron, in 1SG0, and in 18C1 was
transferred to the sloop Savannah.
In August, 1C2, he received a commis
sion as commander of the Kanawha of the
western gulf blockading squadron. He
next received command of the Matabeset,
of the North Atlantic squadron in 18G4, and
on May 5 of that year participated in the
fight between the fleet of vessels under
Capt. Smith and the Confederate ram
Albemarle in Albemarle Sound. The ram
was defeated in the battle, and Febiger
was commended for his gallantry and skill
by Admiral Lee. In 1SCS ne was made cap
tain. From 1SG9 to 1S92 he was inspector
of the naval reserve lands, and was mem
ber of the board of examiners from 1874 to
1S76. He was commandant of the Washing
ton navy yard from 1S7C to 1880. In Feb
ruary, 18S2, he was promoted to the grade
of rear admiral and in July of the same
var was retired upon his own applica
Much Bloodshed Would Result in the
Enforcement of the VltininttTm.
London, Oct. 10. A dispatch to the
Times from Candia, Crete, represents the
Inhabitants as being in a great panic
lest the Sultan should refuse to withdraw
his troops from the island. Hence the
exodus already reported.
If the evacuation of the Ottoman troops
is refused, a collision between the British
and Turkish forces seems, according to
the Times's correspondent, to be inevi
table. The British admiral is determined to
enforce his orders for the withdrawal of
the troops The Turkish soldiers desire
to leave, but unless they receive the Sul
tan's orders they must remain and fight.
They would be re-enforced by the Bashi
Bazouks. Considering the small number
of efficient weapons surrendered, it is
ridiculous to suppose that the Bashi
Bazouks have been disarmed. Anyhow,
they could easily be re-armed.
Even if the Sultan does not reply to the
ultimatum, the enforcement of the with
drawal of the troops would be attended
by much bloodshed. A bombardment
would be Inevitable. There would be a
British force of 4,200 men, with ten fleld
and eight Maxim guns, against whom
there would be 4,500 seasoned Turkish
regulars, with artillery and a strong force
of Bashl-Bazouks.
Admiral Pottier, the French com
mander, who is at Canea, has promised
the Moslems there forty-eight hours' no
tice if extreme measures are necessary.
He "Will Not Resign as Acting Gov
ernor of New .Jersey Today.
Trenton, N. J., Oct. 10. Contrary to ex
pectation and the plans which have been
given out, Foster M. Voorhees will not
resign as acting governor tomorrow. This
is asserted by Senator Stokes, of. .Cum
berland, and Col. Alexander Ollphant.
Col. Edward Fox, executive clerk, who
passed Sunday with the governor, also
states that he will not resign this week.
The reasons for delay are being kept
quiet. It is stated that certain Import
ant business relative to some State in
stitutions had suddenly arisen, which
demands the governor's attention during
the coming week. His "stumping" tour
is also given out as a reason why he
will not be in this city tomorrow.
It Is likely that important political
reasons are back of the decision to de
lay the resignation and unexpected
events may be looked for.
The Patrie Say Dclcas.sc Must Re
ply in Kind to England's Insolence.
Paris, Oct. 10. The evening papers here
make no attempt to conceal their ill hu
mor over the correspondence between the
French and British foreign offices anent
The Patrie says it counts on M. Del
casse, French minister of foreign af
fairs, making adequate reply to the in
solent attitude assumed by England.
The Gazette d"e France says that the
conduct of England on the Upper Nile
puts to shame the French government,
which does not dare to prevent the Eng
lish from carrying out their plans.
TJie President I Accompanied ly
His Nephew.
Canton, O., Oct. 10. President McICin
ley started for Omaha tonight. The spe
cial train from Washington passed
through here and picked up the Presi
dent's car, In which he had been waiting
for nearly an hour.
James McKinley, the President's
nephew, went with - him1 on the trip.
There was a large crowd at the station
when the train left which the President
greeted with a pleasant smile as he
passed through it. Mrs McKinley will
remain here a few days, and then go to
Voters' Tickets via. B. fc O.
To the West Wednesdays, Fridays and
Saturdays; also East and North at one
fare for the round trip. For particulars
see B. & O. agents.
There's nothing- in the Lumber line
that you can't get at Libbey & Co.'s.
They're noted for handling fine lumber.
More Mismanagement Chargcl
on Boaidtlie Manitoba.
The Forty-Seventh New York, Bn
Route to Porto Ilico, Suffer From
a. 3II.v-lJp in Culinary Schedules
Packed .Aboard n Dirty London
Cattle Rout Happy Prospcet for
Six. I)us at Least.
Newport. R, T., Oct. 30. The Forty
seventh Regiment sailed this evening for
Ponce, Porto Rico, Col. John G. Eddy in
command. The enthusiasm at the last
moments was great.
The transport Manitoba, on which the
soldiers embarked, is a dirty London cat
tle boat. Enlisted men are complaining
There has been great confusion about
meals and the men have gone hungry for
sixteen hours.
They slept in hammocks and cold
draughts last night. Many bought su
gared high wines from the crew, paying
$1 for one-half pint.
When the vessel started there were
camera fiends by the score, but relatives
of the men on board were few.
The transport anchored In Narragansett
Bay, but weighed anchor at 3:45. Fifty
men were left behind In camp, awaiting
their discharge.
The distance to Ponce is 1.G13 miles, and
the voyage will be made If the weather
Is fair 'in six days. The captain says a
storm is brewing, though everything is
The ship Is jammed with ammunition,
hence smoking has been prohibited, but
was indulged in on the sly.
All are well on board, though none of
the privates had had anything to eat to
day up to the time the ship "left.
The men wonder at so much misman
agement after all the criticism there has
The regiment will be assigned to gar
rison duty. The Porto Rico Commission
Dr. H. 1C Carroll, special commissioner;
Charles E. Buell, secretary, and Alfred
Solomon, interpreter who go on the ship,
will proceed overland to San Juan, the
capital of the island, to begin their in
vestigation into the political affairs of
the island as soon as they are landed.
Dei clopntcnts Expected in the Case
of Surgeon Tnbor.
It is probable that there will be a
court-martial trial in the case of Con
tract Surgeon Tabor, who came into
notoriety while he was in charge of a
field hospital at Camp Wlkoff, owing to
the circumstances surrounding the death
of Private Hugh Parrett.
The death of this soldier was investi
gated by a board of Inquiry and yesterday
the board made its report to Secretary'
Alger, but that official declined to make
public the findings.
It is alleged that Dr. Tabor was urged
to admit Private Parrett to the hospital
while the soldier was lying ill In front of
his tent, but refused to grant the re
quest because, as the surgeon stated,
Parrett was not sick enough for hospital
treatment. That night the volunteer died
while lying between- two comrades in
his tent, without medicine or treatment.
After Secretary Alger had declined to
give out the report of the board of in
quiry yesterday afternoon, he requested
Adjt. Gen. Corbin to inform him whether
a contract surgeon could be tried by
court-martial. This question was in turn
submitted to Judge Advocate General
Lieber, who decided that contract sur
geons, teamsters and others who are
employed in such capacities with the
army aro subject to military discipline,
law and trial by court-martial. Develop
ments In this case are looked for today.
Commodore PUilip "Will Take a
Squadron There for the Jubilee.
The Navy Department yesterday di
rected Commodore Philip to make ar
rangements for taking a squadron of
warships to Philadelphia at the time of
the peace jubilee there.
Commodore Philip will be in command,
with the battleship Texas as his flagship.
The other ships of the squadron will be
the Marblehead, Topeka. New Orleans,
Dolphin, Mayflower and Winslow.
Tlie Policy of Occupation as Regards
It was stated at the War Department
yesterday afternoon that a portion of the
Seventh Army Corps, commanded by Gen.
Lee, will sail from Savannah for Cuba
about November 1. As Gen. Lee has only
one cavalry regiment In his corps, the Sec
ond "Volunteer Regiment, or Torrey's
Rough Riders, and the services of a large
force of mounted men will be required in
Cuba for patrol duty and other service in
the outlying 'towns and country, it is be
lieved that there will be added to his com
mand one or two regiments of Gen.
Wheeler's cavalry.
It will now be the policy of this Gov
ernment, it is stated, to have a sufficient
number of American troops in Cuba, re
gardless of the Spanish evacuation, to
take possession of all the customs houses
and other public offices on the island by
December X.
Should the Spanish authorities offer ob
jection the commander of the American
armies of occupation will be empowered
to use all the force at his command to
carry out the program.
Lnrjjc Percentage of Immuncs Are
HI AVlth Fever.
A cablegram was received last night at
the War Department from Santiago de
Cuba, giving the sick report and deaths
In the hospitals there, as follows:
"Fever cases of all kinds, CG9; total
One Fare to Ivnlglits iTempInr Con
clave via Pennsylvania Railroad".
$8.00 to Pittsburg and return. Tickets
on sale October 8 to 13, -good to return
until October 171 Extension privileges.
For further information, see ticket
agents. $8.00 round trip.
Tlie best substitute for AVIilte Pine
is clear spruce. Costs only about half as
much, 3&c ft. Libbey & Co.
sick, 1,130. Deaths: Joshua W. Johnsoi,
Company E,. Third Immuncs, yel.ow
fever; Corporal Albert Delaney, Company
L, Ninth Immunes, bilious fever."
Private advices state that over per
cent of the fever cases are immuncs.
Foreign Powers "Want to Know
About the Gunners' Prolleiency.
Ever .since the battle of Manila Bay
foreign governments have made , efforts
to obtain from the United States the. sec
ret of the wonderful proficiency In firing
which the gunners of tho American navy
have attained.
Naval attaches in Washington
have been particularly active in the mat
ter. They have sought infor
mation about the method of training the
men behind the guns, thp cost of such
training1 measured by the amount of
money expended for target practice, the
character of the gunners, how long it
took to attuln efficiency, and all other
data bearing on the subject.
After the naval battle i' Santiago the
inquiries of the attaches i.tcame numer
ous, and since active hostyuies ended the
Navy Department has -been importuned
with greater diplomatic persistency.
Heretofore it has been customary for
the United States Government to furnish
freely such information to foreign naval
and military attaches In Washington, but
there has never been a reciprocal ex
change of data. The .department has
recently decided to keep to Itself much of
the Information that it so courteously
furnished heretofore, while a system of
give and take has been Inaugurated with
reference to other material vanted by
foreign governments that need not neces
sarily be kept secret.
When foreign naval attaches now apply
to the Navy Department for informatlosi
that could properly be furnished, they
are told that the request will be com
plied with if the governments to which
the attaches hold allegiance will give to
the United States certain information in
Col. Maus Makes Charge Against
Gen. Shatter,
Col. L. M. Maus, chief Burgeon of the
Seventh Army Corps, commanded by
Gen. Lee, in his report to the War De
partment, reflects rathershnrply upon the
administration of Gen. .Shafter. He
states that upon his arrival at Jackson
ville to take charge of the medical de
partment there, he found no medical sup
plies. t
Col. Maus thereupon sent Major Pilcher
to Tampa with a requisition for supplies
for one division. The requisition was ap
proved by Major Benjamin F. Pope and
when It was passed to Gen. Shafter for
his approval he flatly refused to honor it.
Shafter stated emphatically that nothing
should leave Tampa until his corps had
embarked fpr Cuba. Gen, .Shatter then
ordered Major Pilcher to duty at Tampa
and kept him there about three weeks.
In the meantime the Seventh Corps was
without medical supplies and as Col. Maus
expected them from Tampa he did not
make requisition upon Washington
Ho finally found it necessary to buy
cots, sheets and medical supplies. It was
not until January 13 that he obtained sup
plies from Tampa through Gen. Miles.
The Government Is Sending Aid to
the Stricken Districts.
Tho Government is lending active aid In
the suppression of the yellow fever out
break. Yesterday Surgeon General Wy
man, of the marine hospital service, con
ferred with tho Acting Secretary of the
Treasury about the situation In Louisiana
and Mississippi.
The surgeon general stated that he has
a large force of physicians and nurses at
work in the Infected localities who are
acting in concert with the State authori
ties. Four inspectors and am Interpreter have
been ordered by Immigration Commis
sioner Powderly to proceed to Pensacola
and Inspect the steamship Bolivia. This
vessel Is expected to arrive there tomor
row or Thursday with 1,400 Italian immi
grants who were intended for New Or
leans, but owing to the yellow fever quar
antine" there were ordered by Surgeon
General Wyman to proceed to Pensacola.
A Motion to Discontinue the Pro
ceedings Granted Yesterday.
New York, Oct. 10. The motion of Col.
Theodore Roosevelt for leave to discon
tinue proceedings brought without his
knowledge or authority while he was at
the war, to review his personal tax as
sessment for the current year In this
county, was granted by Justice Smyth,
of the Supreme Court, today. In spite of
the efforts of the corporation counsel to
prevent the payment, the fax had been
paid into the treasury of the city while
the motion was being holil over.
When the motion for tne discontinu
ance came "up yesterday, a representative
of the office of the corporation counsel
stated that the tax had been paid and
he would offer no objection.
Republicans of the General's BTs
x trict Honor the Hero.
Huntsville, Ala., Oct 10. The Republi
cans of the Eighth Congressional District
held a conventiin today and decided not
to run a candidate against Gen. Joseph
However, they refused to Indorse
Wheeler's war record, because of his ex
treme partisanship.
Wheeler now lacks onl tho formaility
of election.
Canada. Opposes Ii Almost tut Strong
ly as the United States.
Quebec, Oct. 10. The final adjournment
of the international commission took
place today. The closing sitting lasted
but half an hour.
Reciprocity, it is now altnostunlversally
admitted, is an utter impossibility. There
Is almost as great an outcry against it
in Canada as in the Unite'd, States. The
boot and shoe manufacturers, who are the
leading supporters of Sir Wilfrid Laurier,
waited on him today and protested vigor
ously against any free; trade with the
United States in boots and shoes, claiming
that, if it is granted, ir will close up all
the boot -and -shoe factories here, which
are the mainstay of Quebec's population.
As it is, local manufacturers find It diffi
cult to compete with LyniS made shoes,
which pay 30 per cent duty to" come in
here. r
The remaining American' commissioners
are being entertained at Aball at the
Garrison Club tonight and leave for home
Klynn's Basineas College; MtU'and Iv.
Business, shorthand, typewriting $25 a yr
Till VVoiltIw.-I. II. !...- .'- Cn in-i-
l Incresing cloudiness, followed by showers.
The isTew-01nvang Extension
loan Pinal Contract Signed.
Huang, Former Consul at Singapore,
and Lately .Minister-Designate to
Japan, Is Arrested The Progres
sives Fear the Dowager Empress'
General Proscription Tlie Native
Press Suppressed.
Pekn, Oct. 10. The final contract for !
the New-Chang Railway extension loan
of 2,230.000 sterling has been signed by
tlie director of railways and the Hong
Kong and Shanghai Bank.
An edict has been issued ordering tho
suppression of the native press and the
punishment of the editors.
It also cancels the new methods for the
examination of students that were pro
mulgated during the last year. This
last step will be welcomed, as the new
methods mean the depriving of some hun
dred thousand students of the fruits of
their labors.
The board of agriculture is abolished
and its president is degraded. All of
ficials who petitioned for reforms are dis
missed. Shanghai, Oct. 10. Huang, former Chi
nese consul at Singapore, and lately minister-designate
to Japan, has been arrest
ed here by order of th Dowager Empress
In connection with the reform govern
ment. Her majesty's general description of the
progressives constitutes a reign of terror.
The recent edicts were all Issued by her
sole authority.
The guarded comments of tho native
press Indicate that all except thf higher
officials are in sympathy with the re
No tiling Significant In the British
Channel Siinadron's Orders.
London. Oct. 10. The statement that
the British Channel squadron will shortly
start on a two months cruise in the
Mediterranean, and that the vessels had
been provisioned for six months, should
be treated as of small consequence. The
statement emanated from the Portsmouth
correspondent of the Central News, and
Is one of the alarmist rumors which fur
nished the afternoon papers with such
scare heads as "preparing for War."
It is not improbable that certain or
ders have been given to the squadron that
were prompted by tho government's real
isation of possible, but not expected, con
tingencies in connection with the Upper
Nile question, but, so far as can be ascer
tained, no step has been taken that is in
any way akin to the mobilization of the
flying squadron, which followed Emperor
William's telegram to the president of the
Transvaal. -
The fact of the vessels embarking six
months' stores, If true. Is not unprece
dented or necessarily significant, while
the projected cruise is apparently the an
nual Winter voyage. The admiralty of
ficials profess ignorance of anything un
usual and at the moment the outlook Is
entirely peaceful and unalarming.
The German OKicer AVItU Him. Uld
Not Criticise the Campaign.
Berlin, Oct. 10. The North German
Gazette, which is evidently officially in
structed, denies the rumor published in
the London Telegraph that the German
officer who accompanied the Anglo
Egyptian expedition for observation pur
poses adversely criticised the campaign.
The North German Gazette says that, on
the contrary, he was impressed by the
excellent conduct of the operations and
especially by Gen. Kitchener's military
England AVnnted to Stay, But Italy,
France and Russia Objected.
Rome, Oct. 10. A Milan newspaper pub
lishes a report of an interview with Ad
miral Canevaro, minister of foreign af
fairs and formerly the senior officer of
the fore'gn admirals in Crete, in which
he is rep.esented as saying that Italy,
France, and Russia haft tne moral sup
port of Germany and Austria in their
wish to definitely settle the Cretan ques
tion. England, he said, wished to re
main in Candia, but trie other powers
would not agree to her permanent occu
pation of the place.
The question of the expenditure for
the construction of new warships has
been settled for tho time being. Admiral
Palumbo, minister of marine, has yielded
to the objections to his plan Involving the
expenditure of 510,000,000 lire, distributed
through the eight years, and Is willing
instead to accept an increase in the es
timates for the current year to amount
to between 2G,000,000 and 30.000,000 lire.
She Is Arraigned in Bcw Street and
Remanded for Another AVeek.
London, Oct. 10. The report that Mrs.
Nancy, Guilford, the Bridgeport, Conn.,
midwife, now in custody here awaiting
extradition upon the charge of complici
ty in the murder of Emma Gill, is now
lit the hospital of Holloway Jail suffering
from nervous collapse is not true. Mrs.
Guilford Is confined in the ordinary pris
on, and has not been in the hospital since
hor arrest.
Mrs. Guilford was again arraigned in
the Bow Street Police Court this morning
and remanded for one week. She was
identified by means of photographs which
the New York-pollce forwarded here.
The woman is the exact counterpart of
the photographs, though she looks thin
ner and older than when the pictures
were taken.
The Pope's Address to Frencli
grinis Annoys the Kaiser.
Rome, Oct. 10. The Rome press asserts
that jln consequence of the Pope's speech
to the French pilgrims Saturday morning
Parochial Missions
Meeting TonigUt.
Church of EpipITany.
Speakers: Bishops of New York, Ken
tucky, Tennessee, Vermont and Washing
ton. If AA'hite Pine is too expensive
for you, see the clear spruce Libbey &
Co. have at 3c ft. None better.
there has "been a marked coolness between
the Vatican and Germany, diplomatic
communication having been almost wholly
A party of English pilgrims have ar
rived here to pay their respects to the
Major Marchaud's Dispatches Are
Eagerly A -united.
Paris, Oct. 10. The situation still awaits
Major Marchand's dispatches for its de
velopment. All the newspapers are dlgnifiedly calm.
The Temps and Journal ds Debats defer
comments until they receive copies of the
British Blue Book, of which they have as
yet only the telegraphed summary.
M. Mellne's Republlque Francalse Is
somewhat less reserved, but seems more
inclined to snatch political capital by
blaming M. Delcasse than by demanding
extreme measures In opposing Great
The cabinet meeting tomorrow will be
chiefly occupied with a discussion of the
Upper Nile question. Everthing at pres
ent Is marking time.
Two Hundred VIsuyns Insurgents
Killed by the Enemy.
Madrid, Oct. 10. The government has
received a dispatch stating that the reb
els in the Visayas or Central Philippine
Islands have again been defeated by the
Spanish troops. Two hundred of the In
surgents were killed. Several of the reb
els' guns were captured.
Senor Montero Rios, president of the
Spanish peace commission, has telegraph
ed to Prime Minister Sngasta, consulting
him concerning the proposals made by
the American Commissioners. ,
jr. Clciucnceau Snys He AVns Sold
Ilogus Letters From the Kaiser.
Paris, Oct. 10. M. Clemenceau, in an
article in the Aurore, asserts that let
ters purporting to have been written by
the German emperor figure In the Drey
fus dossier, not, indeed, as originals, but
as photographs. These, he declares, were
palmed off as authentic upon M. Hano
taux, formerly minister of foreign af
fairs, who paid 27,000 francs for them.
M. Clemenceau challenges contradiction
of those statements.
It Is Stated That His Sncccitor Has
llocii Chosen.
Berlin. Oct. 10. Ilerr A'on Buelow.Prus
slan minister to the A'atlcan, has been
recalled. The evening papers here mini
mize the impression prevailing that his re
call la tantamount to a declaration of
war between Emperor AVilliam and the
The National Zeitung announces that
Hrr Von Buelow's successor has been
chosen, and this has been confirmed by
an official attache to the foreign office.
Automobile Transport AVagons and
Gun Carriages to ne Used.
Arienna, Oct. 10. The Austrian war of
fice has been experimenting with automo
bile transport wagons and gun carriages.
The experiments proved highly success
ful, and It is stated that wagons and
gun carriages of this character will be
adopted by the military authorities.
The Evacuation of Crete.
Paris, Oct. 10. According to Le Matin,
the foreign, ambasadors at Constantino
ple have refused to modify the torms of
their ultimatum to the Porte requiring
the withdrawal of the Turkish troops
from Crete and a favorable reply there
to is fcpected on Wednesday.
Electric Cars in the Soudan.
Paris, Oct. 10. Le Gaulois says that
M. Felix Dubois will shortly start for
the Soudan, the object of his trip being
to ascertain to what extent the country
is adapted to the use of electric motor
3npunese Sailors for Pckin.
Yokohama, Oct. 10. The Japanese gov
ernment has ordered the landing and im
mediate march to Pekin of a force of
blue jackets to protect the Japanese le
gation there.
Their Q.uiek Surrender Asked of
Illmico by Col. Clous.
Havana, Oct. 10. The Cubans are cele
brating today the anniversary of the up
rising at Yara against the Spaniards in
1SCS, which was the beginning of the ten
years' war. The insurgent camps around
Havana were decorated with flags, and
many Cuban families from the city vis
ited them, carrying flowers and other
gifts. Gen. Mayua Rodriguez, the insur
gent leader, was the recipient of a num
ber of presents from sympathizers in
Havana and the neighboring towns of
Guanabaqoa and San Antonio.
Yesterday Col. Hecker received an en
thusiastic reception as he traveled from
Guanajay to Marlel, in Havana province.
He was engaged in examining locations
for camping grounds for the American
troops when they arrive. AVhen the train
reached Guanajay the statiorf was crowd
ed with people, who shouted "A'iva los
Col. Hecker was struck by the orderly
conduct of the people everywhere. Woik
Is being resumed and many huts that
had been vacant for a long time are now
occupied bv families. No staration was
seen by Col. Hecker.
Col. Clous, secretary of the American
Commissioners, visited Capt. Gen. Blan
co and demanded the quick surrender of
two ports in order that food may be Im
ported for the reconcentraaos.
Major Bebee Is very ill with yellow fe
ver. The diagnosis has been confirmed
by local physicians.
Through the efforts of the British con
sulate here, Lorenzo Dupuy, a natural
ized American citizen, who was arrested
by the Spaniards in March last, was
liberated today.
AA'liere the A'nlne of Chiimpngne Is
It is an interesting fact In connection
with the prices of the various brands of
Champagne that these are fixed by the
London market, and the relative values
thus established regulate the price lists of
the world. It is also a fact that in Eng
land the price is always based solely on
the quality of the Champagne, which un
doubtedly explains the reason why for
many years Pommery has been quoted
higher than other brands. It is this fact
which has led to the almost universal use
of Pommery at all the official and royal
social events and functions in Europe.
Clear Spruce is practically as good
no tvm) -Ptno nnii costs about half as
I much at Libbey & Co.'s. 3c.
Paratyzation of Mississippi
Government Continues.
AVhen the Legislature Convenes It
AVI II Be Called Upon to .Make Valid
Jinny Business Transactions Made
AVItliout Licenses Two Checker
Players Sadly See the Supreme
Court "Opened."
Jackson, Miss., Oct. 10. Each day new
incidents occur that prove In what a des
perate condition are the general affairs
of the State of Mississippi, on account of.
the desertion of their posts by those high
in authority.
Today being the day set for the opaning
of the Autumn session of the supreme
court In Jackson, the marshal, as requir
ed by law. cried: "Oyez, Oyez." in the
deserted rotunda of the capitol. and the
sittings were constructively begun.
The ceremony was an empty one. how
ever. The benches in the supreme court
room were deserted. The justices are all
out of the city. Two listless citizens were
playing checkers in the apartment.
Another empty ceremony of importance
also took place today In the empty capi
tol. The representative of the New York
Home and the Queens Insurance Com
pany of America made an unavailing ef
fort to make a tender of $3,SSt to the
treasurer of the State, that being the.
amount of privilege tax due from the two
companies under the law of the State,
contracts made without previous pay
ment of privilege tax being void.
Going to the door of the treasurer, he
knocked in the presence of witnesses. No
answer being returned, he knocked at the
office of the State auditor, with the same
result. Going to the office of the secre
tary of state he found that official at his
desk, the sole representative of the
State government on the free silver ticket
in the last campaign. 1
The secretary of state refused to re
ceive the money, because of want of an
thority, and gave the agent a eertlrfcato
duly sealed with the great seal of the
State to the effect that the tender had
been made to him and further that there
was no one In the capitol authorized to
receive It.
Under the state of affairs, relief ats
will, of course, be passed at the next
session of the legislature, validating all
contracts made by the company.
The appeal to the Government has not
yet borne fruit. The board of health is
tonight in receipt of a communication
from Surgeon General Wyman, In whieh.
he states the Government cannot fur
nish nurses or provisions for sufferers,
but can only establish detention camps
and maintain a corps of inspectors and
The State board Is reiterating the ne
cessity of depopulation in infected towns
as the only method of escaping the
Scarce a corporal's guard of Jaeksen.
citizens remain, but today the State
health officers advised everybody who
could to fly. In each newly infected
place the same tactics are pursued. The
advices, more than anything else, shows
the gravity of the situation.
Two new counties are reported infected
tonight and three towns were added to
the already large list Nineteen counties
are now struggling with the epidemic
Louisiana Pnri.hen AVnnt the Xevsy
Orleans Quarantine Abolished.
New Orleans. Oct. 16. The Louisiana
State board of health reports four new
cases of yellow fever and five deaths for
New Orleans for Saturday and Sunday.
A fatal case Is reported from West Baton
Rouge, a parish where the fever had not
previously been reported.
Nearly all the parishes in southern.
Louisiana have obtained permission from
the State board of health to abolish thair;
quarantines against New Orleans an! ac
cept the fate of that city. They declare
that they find the quarantine worse than
the yellow fever.
The scare in Louisiana is very mucll
less than it was a few days ago.
Attempted to Assault a Provost
Guard and AVns Shot.
Jacksonville, Fla., Oct. 10. John Cor
"bett, Company A, First North Carolina.
was shot and fatally wounded by Clint
Robinson, Company I, Fourth Illinois, one
of the provost guards, tonight
Corbett, who is a big man physically,
was drunk and creating a row. Robin
son, who is small, but plucky, attempted
to arrest him, when Corbett picked up
an ax-handle and started for him. Rob
inson warned him to stop, but Corbett
paid no attention, save to curse him. Rob
inson fired In the air. but. not stopping
Corbett. he hastily slipped in another
cartridge, and fired, the bullet striking
Corbett In the breast and passing through
the left lung.
It is thought that Corbett will die be
fore morning. Robinson is exonerated
from blame by his officers, as he only
fired in self-defense.
New A'ork Capitalists AVH1 Extend
Operations to Honolulu.
Sarr Francisco, Oct 10. A morning pa
per says among the passengers who will
sail for Hawaii tomorrow is a party of
New York capitalists, who, upon their
arrival at the Hawaiian capital, will es
tablish a bank to be 'capitalized at 51,
.The Oregon and Iowa AA'IIl Remain,
in the Pacific Sqnndron-
Chicago. Oct 10. Commodore Albert
Kautz, the n jvly-nppointed commander
of the Pacific Squadron, passed through
Chicago Sunday, en route to San Fran
cisco He announced that the battleships
Oregon and Iowa, recently ordered to sail
from New York to Honolulu, are not des
tined to re-enforce Dewey's fleet. Ho
declared that they would remain part of
the Pacific Squadron.
Save Money In Buying Furniture.
In the auction sale at Sloan's, 1407 G
Street, today will be found some-cholce
furniture, paintings, etc., all to be sold
to the highest bidders. Sale opens 10:30
a. m. You saw from 50 to 75 per cent In
buying this way.
i EveryTIody is impressed by timUIty,
i of our Clear Spruce. Almost equals Wblta
! Pine. 3c Libbey & Co. Cth & "N. T. Ave.

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