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Vol. IV- Calumet. Houghton County, Michigan. Saturday. August 29. 1896, No. 245. We have the ctgency for the famous Ball, Nozzle ' Fountain Syringe at The Eagle Ii Ph; sicians' a ' Decialty. 1 li Departure Exjressly for tlie Laflies. nV-ng to order all-wool Scotch Tweed, Cheviots and Storm Semes, in a variety of shades, . Wea:e o Ladic Taiior MJo Suit for ordHriliiantirienkirt, fine quality, figured or plain, for $4.50 a skirt. This in elude tbe skirt lined with a very stylish changeable imitation silk lining, and the coat liutMl in a very fancy imitation silk; also, the ripple behind, which gives it a very artintic effect. The coat we fan make in the new style-three-button cutaway with a box front, or a fquare double-breasted box front with fly fronts. Then are (be latest stjles, but we make it in any style the lady would like. The uleeve we can malt the very newest style, which fit perfectly tight half way above the elbow, with a tallaesa that drons over from that to the stoulder. : These ladies' suits are cut by men and made by men, and wbat looks nicer than a tailor-made suit for a lady. We have made several suits for ladies, and all are well pleased. We bare a tu t miidj for your inspett'on at the officb by the depot. Ladies, come and inspect the same, also see our samples. Oates, I, s. We shall have a special department Von Ouch! 1. The Detroit Telephone Company has now nearly Fivu thousand subscribers. Every subscriber for a telephone has signed a legal contract.. Nearly Turks'. t iidcsIN'DUravc sigriccl three-year contracts. 2. The Detroit Telephone Company has a tiiirty ykar franciiisk from the city, and is the only tele phone company owning a franchise in Detroit. 3. The Detroit Telephone Company is now building the conduit in which to lay its cables. Sixty miles of duct feet of conduit arc required. Nearly twen-ty-five miles are already Jaid. 4. The Detroit "Telephone., Companyis ..building tliQ . most modern and perfect telephone plant ever built in this country; The conduit will last a hun dred years and the cables will be practically im perishable. You can "imagine the perfect service telephone subscibers will receive. 5. The Detroit Telephone Company has enthusiastic public and populac? support. Think of a metallic circuit telephone in your house for 25 dollars a year or in your office for 40 dollars a year! No wonder the telcphone'subscribcrfl are increasing at the rate of nearly 100 a week. Do you know any reason why there will not bc:10000 Detroit Telephone sub scribers within three years? C The Detroit Telephone Company's stock is all full paid and non-assessable. Telephone stock has al ways been a huge paying investment. The time to buy is when the company is started. 7 The Detroit Telephone Company's prospectus, a copy of which can be had on application, shows that the stock of the company can pay a ten per cent dividend the first year and still leave five per cent for surplus. Every additional 1,000 subscribers will add over twenty thousand dollars to the carn- power of the stock. ,l elcphone Company stock be worth in llKX) when it has 10 oon Hiiiwrii 8- The Detroit Telcnhnno amount of its stock-to the general public, confident ly believing that no investment so profitable or more safe has ever been offered to the people of Michigan. TlicVtock is in $100 shares. No man r woman can afford to vestigating the stock company. JOHN C,r of Calumit Hotel. : r. g Store. Prescriptions Night Bell. $12.5 0 a Suit, the Tailor. open tor the ladies in a few days. o in e Facts to How much will Detroit Comnanv offers a limited invest a dollar before in of the Detroit Telephone .T. HOLMES. : CALUMET, MICH. noa DEATH 0JM1ARRY HILL Famous New York- Snort! n rr i OJ Man Passes Away. WAS A CELEBRATE!) CHARACTER. Although lie Died In Poverty at One Tim Me Wu Worth Haifa Million Dollar Known to Hli Friends a '-The Square! Man" Friendless and Homeless of Late fears and Many Tlmns out the Verge of Msrvatloa. veteran sporting man.one of the best known New Yorkers of his time, and well known throughout the country, died at his home In Corona. L. I., at o'clock Thursday evening. The cause of hi death Is attributed to drinking Impure water from the water supply at Corona. He was "6 years of age and had been ill less than two weeks. Har ry Hill had a reputation, of which he was proud of being the squarest man that ever owned a sporting resort In New York. A decade and a half ago his resort at Houston and Crosby streets was known all over the country, and no rural individual of any sport- lng proclivities at all considered a vis- It to New York complete unless It in cluded a visit to ' Harry Hills. The proprietor was genial and hearty, and it was his boast truthful so far as Is known that no person was ever robbed In his place. Many New York ers who have memories, and not un pleasant ones, of Harry 1 1 1 1 1 occupy places high In politics and in the bus iness world of today. He Died lu Poverty. It was their custom to "open wine" with the thick-set. popular Englishman who conducted It. and who owed his success to his honesty and good fel lowship. Hill, who was at one time reputed to be worth $500,000, died In poverty, and It Is a fact worthy of note that of all the men who have achieved success and were under ob ligations to him not one went to his assistance in the days of his advers ity. He came to America In 1850 and worked as a stableman. In less than three years he opened a livery stable in Third avenue, and In 1K54 bought out a grocery store at Houston and Crosby streets, and obtained a grocer's license to sell liquors. It was from that beginning his famous resort sprang. The "Grocery" swn became headquarters for the sportsmen of the neighborhood. The "Orocery" presently ceased to exist as a grocery, and became simply a resort for con- vlvlally disposed customers, Gradual- ly It spread out, and took In the stores on either side. As fast as leases ex pired about him Harry Hill extended his holdings. He fixed up a stage and gave boxing matches to Increase at tendance. Kvery Thursday night he gave an exhibition and concert for charity, thus playing, upon both sides of human nature. His Imputation f.r Honesty. His reputation for honesty was such that the drunken men were glad to place their money and valuables in his hands for safe keeping. No one was ever known to have lost a cent there by. The honesty of the man made him favorite stakeholder among betting men. He was one or those who backed Billy Kdwards In his fight with Sam Colyer at Cone River. Va., and he was stakeholder when. In 1870. Jem Mace signed articles fora fight with Joe Coburn. Fully $25,000 In stakes was de posited with him when Sullivan de feated Ryan at Mississippi City. In the height of his prosperity the police drove Harry Hill out of his place, and his financial downfall began at that time. He lost heavily In real estate speculations and on a hotel and fer ry. He started a saloon at iiariem Bridge, hut the police pursued him and he had to close. He was preparing to starve, too proud to beg, two years ago, when Richard K. Fox and H. C. Miner heard of the old man's plight and ar ranged a benefit for him. Since then he has run a small saloon at Maspeth. L. I., but did not made It pay. A friend suggests for his epitaph: "Here lies a man who never refused to Indorse a note for a friend." DEATH Or LKWIH STEWARD. Lived at IMano and Was Well Known Throughout Illinois. Piano. Ills.. Aug. 29. Lewis Steward died Thursday evening of muscular rheumatism, aggravated by an Injury received in Chlcag three years ago. The funeral will be held on Monday afternoon. Lewis Steward was born Nov. 20, 1824. In Wayne county. Pa. The family removed to Illinois when he was 13 years old. settling in Kendall county. He headed the granger and Democratic tickets as candidate for governor In 1876. but was defeated by 6.000 voters. He had lieen a memter of the state legislature, and In 1890 was elected to congress and served one term. He organized the Marsh Harvesting Machine company, and afterward, in IRfiO. the Piano Manufacturing com nmv. He accumulated considerable wealth, Including some forty separate farms. Mr. Steward had been married twice and Is survived by his last wife and four children. To Mr. Steward be longs the historic distinction of having hauled to Chicago the first wheat ever shipped by water from this port. Heath of Daron richon. Tendon. Aug. 29-The Times pub lishes a dispatch from Taris announc ing the death of Baron Jerome Plchon. the French author. Passenger Train Wrecked. Concord. N. II., Aug. 29.-A passen ger train over the White Mountain di vision of the Boston and Maine rail road was derailed at the Ferry street crossing within the city limits. The engine, baggage car and smoker left .w- ..ii. imi were badly wrecked. Kv ery occupant of the smoking car was more or less seriously injur, . Is feared that several win aie. m Jured number about a dozen. Battle Itellc Destroyed. Gettysburg. Pa . Aug. 29 -The little ,.... .,..d as headquarters by Gen- eral Robert E- le tn bttl' -..iir was totally destroyed Thoniv ntaht. It Is the first of the prominent battle relics tu be destroyed. WORKMEN WERE DEMORALIZED. Itut for This Part of the Town of Ontona gon Might Have Bun Haved. Marquette. Mich.. Aug 29. Among the arrivals from Ontonagon were AN fred Mead, editor of The Miner, and before the fire one of the wealthiest and most influential citizens of Ontonagon county; Mrs. Clarence Corbett, wife of Sheriff Cut bet t of Ontonagon county. accompanied by her mother, Mrs. Em mons, and three small children. All of these had lost every vestige of prop erty. On the same train came V. W. Richardson, lumber lniector. of this city, and H. V. Backus, a Detroit cap italist, both of w hom were eyewitnesses of the (lie. These gentlemen state that but for the demoralized condition of the work men about the lumber yards one-third of the 'tow n, comprising nearly all of the residence portion, might have been saved. In their efforts to stay the Are Messrs. Richardson and Backus were nearly smothered by smoke and heat, which swept In whirlwinds around them. Mr. Mead says the county of Ontonagon is loser about $30,000, fully Insured.- The county court house was a copper roofed brick structure and the walls remain erect. The vaults in the treasurer's and clerk's offices were burned out, but only the court records and treasurer's books are burned, as the county funds were deposited In the Houghton bunk. The vaults' In the Judge of probate's and register of deeds' offices were intact. thus giving promises of the safety of land records and set tlement of estates, averting complica tions on real estate titles. PERILOUS UNDERTAKING. Chicago Man Nhowl tlte Chntes on His Hicycle) Chicago, Aug. 2'J. Charles Marsh, In the presence of about 3.000 people, shot the chutes on a bicycle Thursday even ing. Few people at the chutes thought that Marsh would do the seemingly rash act. as had beer announced, but he did, and came up uninjured. When Marsh mounted his wheel at the top of the Incline tha big crowd stood still. Every man and woman held their breath, and some were more excited than Marsh himself. One woman fainted. Marsh sat on his wheel, which was hold for him, with hls.'-et on the a coasters, and waited ui.TTi all was ready. When his assistant let go his wheel Marsh shot down the long, steep Incline like a (lash of lightning. It seemed hardly a moment from the time he started until he touched the water. He was Just three and one-nrtn seconds In making the descent, about 250 feet, almost 100 feet a second. When he reached the Mat at the foot of the Incline he was thrown alwmt twenty feet In t he air and . struck the water fully forty feet from the foot of the chute. Marsh struck the water on his breast and was in consequence a lit tle winded. He came up all right and got out of the water himself, and when asked about his ride said it all hap pened so quickly th he knew nothing about it except that he Is willing to do It again. TRAGEDY AT KAN3AS CITY. Woman Shoots Her Three Children and Then Kill Herself. Kansas City. Aug. 29. Neighbors who broke Into the home of C W. Green, traveling passenger agent of the Big Four railway Friday forenoon, found the three children, two boys. aged respectively 13 and 4 years, and a girl, aged It. lying dead in bed. They had been shot and Instantly killed as thev sleit. In another part of the house Mrs. Green, also dead, lay upon the floor weltering In her own blood. The woman, supposedly while tempo rarily insane, had apparently fired and killed her children, then dispatched herself, using a revolver. Kmuggled Jewelry Seined. New York. Aug. 28. Michael Rarl attl, ragged and dirty, was one of the steerage passengers who landed here Thursday from the Hamburg- Ameri can steamship Ems. That a man of his personal appearance should have a large trunk was suspicious, and an ex amination of It was made. It was found to contain false sides and a false bottom. When these were taken out 6!6 pieces of Jewelry were disclosed, con sisting of gold ana diamond pins bracelets, earrings and brooches, worth 150 000. These were all seized. Bat-tat- tl refused to say anything as to who owned the Jewelry and was released Crisis Ended at Fanslbar. Zanzibar. Aug. 29. The crisis here Is regarded as ended. The new sultan llamoud Bin Mohammed Bin Said, Is expected to follow the peaceful lines of his predecessor and It Is understood that Great Britain does not intend to make any change In the existing form of government. The suggestion that the presence of the suppressed usurp er. Said Khalid. at the German consu late, tmolies a political Intrigue. Is not credited here and It Is expect that Khclld will be handed over to the British officials so soon as the German consul receives the necessary Instruc tions from Berlin. Dr. Oallsgher Released from Prison. London. Aug. 29. Dr. Thomas Gal lagher of New York, the Irish political prisoner, was released from Portland prison Friday morning In charge of an Infirmary nurse. Tickets were taken for Waterloo railroad station. London but It Is believed that they will stop at Southampton, as It Is understood that the United States embassy has booked a passage for Dr. Gallarhr on the American line steamship St. Paul. Dr. Gallagher looked very pale thin, was exiremely weak and his haii has turned gray. Call I an Aadarton IMrumrnl. London. Aug. 29 The Dally N?wsde scribes the Venezuela brief as an auda clous document, and Intimates that the publication of the letters and docu ments of Dr. Schombuigk and the ne gotlatlons pertaining to the Venezuelan border line Is an effective and digni fied answer to all claims which have been made. Another Iterord llroken. Philadelphia. Aug. 29 The world's bicycle record for triplets was broken here Thursday on the Point Breeze track by George Pleiie, Owen O'Neill and Archie Grade. They rode one hour and covered twenty-six miles anJ 1,373 1-3 yards. HANG IN NEW YORK. Arrival of The Celebrated Chin ese Statesman. HIS VISIT NOT AN OFFICIAL ONE. The Viceroy Has No fieial Mission from the Emperor of China, Although He Hear an Autograph letter from Hi Koyal Highness to President Cleveland Taking Advantage of III Homeward Trip form Moscow to See Auierlea. New York. Aug. 29. The American line steamer St. Louis, having on board LI Hung Chang, was sighted off Porge Life Savings station at 9 o'clock a. m. Friday. The St. Louis arrived off quarantine at 12:30 and was Immedi ately boarded by the government wel coming officers from the cruiser Dol phin, who extended to the Chinese statesman, in behalf of President Cleveland, a welcome to the United States. The htnc-e party was received at the pbi by ihe guard of honor of the Marine inCuntry and an immense crowd of peo I . which whs with difficulty kept buck ft im the approaches by a large force f police. The Chinese standard t i banlrd down from the American lti.' Hcamer at 1:50 p. m. as the Chinese ambusrudor landed on the wharf and entered the carriage In at tendance. The route was from West street and Bowling Green, up Broad way to Fourth street, thence through Washington square and up Fifth ave nue to the Waldorf hotel. The route of the procession was guarded by po llce.and was densely packed with spec tators. Orand Sight in the Hay. It Is doubtful If New York bay ever presented a grander sight than it did Friday morning, for, anchored there In stately strength, were eleven of the warships f the new navy ,f the Uni ted States, the embodiment of grace and strength, of sieed and offensive power. The Chinese statesman, at the review off Spitshead. after he visited Queen Victoria at Osborne, was treated to a tine display of warships, forty-seven ships, twenty-seven battleship and and cruisers, and twenty torpeda de stroyers being there, aligned for his In spection, but he never set eyes on a finer fleet than that comanded by Ad miral Bunce Friday. Each vessel rep resented the very lutest Improvement In everything. tear an Autoitraph letter. The visit of LI Hung Chang to the United Stales Is not of an official char acter. He has no special mission from his emperor, although he Itears an au tograph letter from his royal highness to President Cleveland. The viceroy Is simply taking advantage of his homeward trip after the Moscow cor onation ceremonies to see something of the western world. Old as he Is. however, he Is 'credited with a desire to Institute drastic re forms In his native land, and one of the reasons given for his present tour Is his desire to obtain knowledge of the workings of the governments of the different countries; to get a personal glimpse into the Inner life of Ameri cans and Europeans and to Investigate modern civilization. His visit to this country will doubtless prove an Inter estlng an Instructive one to the great Chinaman, for he frequently has ex pressed doubts of the wonderful ad vancement In science made here. Will Invite l.l to Kbiinhs City. Kansas Cltv. A UK. 29 The city rnn noil enthusiastically passea a reso lution extending to LI Hung Chang, an Invitation to visit Kansas City. The Invitation will be presented to the viceroy on Thursday next at Philadel phia, by W. S. Taylor, treasurer of i h. Mi.iiirl Kansas and Texas Trust company, who will at the same iim evtenH an Invitation on the part of the Kansas City. Pittsburg and Oulf railroad, to make a trip over mat com nanv'a line between Kansas City and Mena. Ark., to inspect tne working oi ii. riimi ti-nf k Invlnir machinery. Great pressure will be brought to bear, both by the city and railway omciain to in duce the distinguished visitor to come to the southwest. Chess for LI Hung Chang. Indianapolis. Aug. 29.-General Lew Wallace- has arranged a unique feat- nro to helu entertain Li Hung Chang during his stay in the i nnea riaies. Arrangements have been made witn the Postal Telegraph to furnish a wire for a chess match between ms pariy r.,i a nartv of Americans at Craw- fordsvllle, the American tables to be at Crawfordsvtlle and the Chinese ta bles at the legation building InWash Ington. OlMt-lal Trial of the Brooklyn. Boston. Aug. 29. The United States cruiser Brooklyn, on her official trial trin. averaced 21.82 knots an hour dur lng a forced draught run of four hours and earned a bonus of $350,000 for the Cramps, the requirement being twenty innii The contract reauirement of H nun ii.,.. nower was exceeded by a thousand or more and one stretch the ship reached the surprising average or 22.9 knots an hour. This puts ner in the commerce destroying class. Too Young to Hold Responsible. Chicago. Aug. 29. Willie Ritzenthal er. the 7-year-old boy who shot and killed Gustave Dreblng last Wednes day morning, has leen discharged by a coroner's Jury. Under the laws of the state the boy Is considered too young to be held responsible for his deed, and so was given nis iinerty Deputy Coroner Corbett severely cen sured the parents of Willie for allow- lng him to lay with firearms. Altgeld Denies the Charges. Chicago. Aug. 29. Governor Altgeld has made public his reply to the recen attack made upon him through an open letter In the press by ex-Congressman Forma n. The governor denies the charges, characterizes them as old and long ago disproved and accuses For man of attacking the character of tw men who are now In their graves. Renominated to Congress. Cheboygan. Mich., Aug. 2H. Con gressman It. O. Crmp was renominated by the Republicans of the Tenth dis trict ThuiJay. FRAM'S VOYAGE IN THE ICK. Captain Iverdrep Tell Their Kauerleaee After Dr. Nausea Ieft. London. Aug. 29. A dispatch from Tromsoe, signed by Dr. Nansen, gives Captain Hverdrup's account of the voy age of the Fram after Dr. Nansen left that boat. The dispatch says: "The Ice pressure was never so sever as upon several occasions before Dr. Nan sen left us during June. 1896. We were regularly exposed, however, to violent pressures, caused by the changing spring tide. The Fram was once or twice lifted from six to nine feet. Her bottom became visible as It rested on the Ice. So little effect did this have on the Fram'a timbers that the men continued their slumberings undia- urbed. An easier Artie exploration one could hardly Imagine. The prin- Ipal work was to take regular ob servations, sleep and eat. The health of the men was perfect during the en tire expedition. There was not a stgn of scurvy apparent among any of the men. When all efforts to advance the boat through the Ice by the force of steam or a process of warping failed. It was found that gun cotton mines proved the best means of shattering the ice. As a rule very high Ice floes prevailed so extensive that their ger mination could not be described even by the telescopes. Oftetf It looked like a hopeless task breaking our way out of the Ice foot by foot.' but with the liberal use of explosives and owingto the peculiar construction of our'tyTat we finally succeeded." YOUNG GIRL KIDNAPED. t Fannie Thompson f Warren Cit r III., Stolen from Her Homo. 'O. ' Monmouth. Ills., Aug. 29 Two . an- known men abducted Fannie Thomp son, aged 16. from ner . nome in tne southeast part of the coUnty. and alt efforts to trace the missing girl are fruitless. One of her captors Is sup posed to be Nola Booth of Swain Creek, who served a term in the penitentiary for opening switches on the Burlington tracks. . . . ... Booth, It Is said, went to the glrfn home last Monday and said he wlbd to employ her as a d'maiV Wr home. She got Into theuggy and he drove rapidly away. A second man got Into the buggy a few 'rods away from the house, when the girl betai)1 frightened and began to scream, iter cries were smothered before those who heard them realised what was taking place. Nothing has been heard of her although officers . are scouring the country to find her. Harrison Open the Campaign. New York. Aug. 29. The Republican campaign was opened Thursday night by a stroug and able speech by Gen eral Harrison in Carnegie hall.Omr S, ooo crowded into the auditorium, and half as many more were unable to get Into It forolaek of standing room. Dr. Depew presided and made one of his best efforts U a .speech of some length.- Thnieni. was very -en thusiastic thmurhout Mrs. Harrison was present, and occupied one of the boxes. Colonel and Mrs. Fred Grant were In another. A number of the most prominent Republicans of New- York. Including T. C. Piatt, were In attendance. Jewish Rabbi Marries. Kansas. City. Aug. 29 Rabbi Kraus- kopf of Philadelphia, one of the most noted Jewixh clergymen In this country. and Miss Sybil B. Feienaman. whose parents are among Kansas City's old est citizens and wealthy, were united In marriage at the Coates House here Thursday. The ceremony was per formed by Dr. Stolz of Chicago, a classmate of the groom. Following the wedding dinner the couple left for Philadelphia by w ay of Chicago. Rabbi Krauakopf has charge of templsvSKeTv- eseth Israel, one of the most Important In America. Hurglar Shot and Killed. Pontlac. Mich.. Aug. 29. A burglary attended by fatal results took place at Birmingham, a neighboring village, early Thursday morning. About 2 o'clock Arthur Blskeslee saw three men carrying goods from a store ad- Joining his residence. He inrormed two neighbors and attempted to arrest the burglars. A lively chase followed. In which the thieves opened fire with out effect. One of the thieves was shot by Blakeslee with a shotgun, and died soon after. Another surrendered and the third escaped. Lincoln Men Going tm Canton. Lincoln. Neb., Aug. 29 Quite a num ber of ardent McKlnley men of Lin coln are perfecting arrangements for an evenrnlon to Canton. O., fr the purpose of visiting the Republican can dldate. It Is proposed to have the trsln consist of ten Pullman sleepers, carry ing alout So0 excursionists. The pro moters of the enterprise state that an excursion of Bryan's nelghlors to the home of Major McKlnley would be a great political advertisement. Lonlsvlll Contempt Case. Frankfort. Ky.. Aug. 19 Judge Haz elrlgg of the court of appeals rendered his decision in the Louisville contempt cases Friday morning. He reinstates the Injunction of Judge Toney of Louis vllle and this action puts the board of aldermen and Mayor Todd In contempt of Judge Toney's court. The decision Is a victory for the Democratic board of nubile safety, which the board of aldermen have been trylnr to oust for the past three months. Two Killed ty a Holler Ktploetnn. English. Ind.. Aug. 29 The boiler furnishing the motive power for Lovel Sk Smith's mill exploded. Instantly kill lng Tolbert Doodey. engineer, and Sam Dood. sawyer. William Cummlngs fireman, was badly scalded about the body and face. Iow water caused the explosion. Finally Uol the Mm 1-Un. Manistee, Mich.. Aug. 29. Oollln !-tt(h has shot the famous sea lion which escaped from Chicago two years ago The animal measured 64 feet in length and one of its flippers wss 13 Inches accross when spread out. Tn settle the Cretan Treahle. Paria. Aug. Is. A dispatch secelyed here from Constantinople says that the sultan has sanctioned the scheme of the powers for the settlement ot the Cretan question. ' JDST BACK FROM COBA Experience of Two St. Men in the War. Louii IKE IIEKE TO SECURE MOKE ARMS. Story of Adventure Told by the Men. End ing with Thrilling Kaenpe front the Span ish Encircled Coast of the Island Cn nan Sure to Win. They Say, Comes Hav ing Control of nil the Island Oetsld of the Cltie. St. Louis. Aug. 29. T. Rosser Roe mer, st one time captain of the old Busch Zouaves of this city, and Frank E. Hlllegass. also of St. Louis, who entered the Cuban service last Novem ber, have returned. They are in this country now for the purpose ot secur ing srms for the Insurgent army and brought letters to this effect from Oen eral Gomes to Delegate Palma at New York "Ross" Roemer. as he is familiar ly called, eomes home with a com mission as lieutenant colonel of Infan try, and Hlllegass that ef a lieutenant.' To a reporter Colonel Roemer told a story full of adventure, ending with a thrilling escapade from the Spanlsh-en circled cosat of Cuba, a desperate voyage 200 miles on the open sea In a sixteen- foot boat, finally landing at Nassau, in the Bahamas, whence they went to New York on the Ward liner Santiago. From a solid weight of 215 pounds Roemer has fallen to lees than ISO as the result of Cuban chills and fever. Story Told by Colonel Roemer. "We started from Remedioa. in Puertr Priu-lpe." said Colonel Roemer. "under the escort of Colonel Medabal, the noted bandit and the Phil Sheridan of the Cuban causa, but were forced back to the Maj;n mountains, wherein is located the head quarters of the Cuban civil government. There we obtained letters entitling us tn travel with some American to the central states, nod finally reached the co;t and escaped In a small boat, in company with Qeorge Keoo, correspondent of a .New York morning paper. After many prlva Uoos, living on nocoanut and bananas. w finally reached Nassau, where we were quarantined for three days, and from Nas sau by steamer to New xork. The Cuban are sure to win. 1 ho Span sh army has retreated Into Puerto Principe, and their commander ha noti fied General Weyler he will not again en gag Gomez without a re-enforcement of H.Cm) men. Gomez has absolute control of all Culm outside of the cities, and tit ih beginning of the dry soasou will m'.n-h toward Havana at the same time that General Maceo crosses the trocha, and joiuiog foreo the two will cither drlv.- the Spanish Into the eea or so ladly cripplu them them that further prosecution of the war will be impossible. Strength of the Armies. The total strength of the rettels at present Is OO.OUO; that of the Spanish 10n,- 0U0. to be r enforced by 40.000 more, al ready embarked from Spain. The Cuban aoldlers ars scattered everywhere, but by a thorough system of communication they eanbemaaead together In an Incredibly short time. I shall be glad to return ta Cuba, and I am likely to be ordered there by the Junta at any moment. Delegate Palma in New York Is posted as to the movements here, so that he will alwar know exactly where to reach me." Col. Roemer suddenly disappeared from this city and was not heard from lor some tinte, when he wrote a letter to a friend here In which he stated that he had joined the Cuban tn their struggle for liberty AID FOR THE CUBANS. Three Large Expedition Landed Within Twelve Day. Key West. Fla.. Aug. 29. General Carlos Roloff. Colonel Emlllo Nunez. and fourteen other Cubans landed Thursday afternoon on the south beach of the Island of Key West. It is said they were landed from the steam- Dauntless, which recently left Bruswick. (it , with men and arms lor Cuba. General Roloff states that he expects three of the largest expeditions in Cuba during the last twelve days that have yet reached the Island. Be sides over 4M) men there were landod 1.000 stands of arms, 1,000,000 rounds of cartridges, eight cannons. 1,000 pounds of dynamite, and plenty of medicine. General Roloff stses that he exped to land four more expeditions In the next two months. He claims that the recent expeditions were not organized In the United States and that In ruture none will be "organized" In this coun try In order to avoid violating the neu trality lawrr tioes Back to the Pulpit. New York. Aug. 29. The Rev. Julius Felcke. the Jersey City clergyman who last summer created a sensation by severing his connection with the South Bergen Classls and opening a beer sa loon at Fifth and Garden streets. Ho boken. has now given up the saloon and returned to the church. He found bear selling did not pay. and having made his peace with his ministerial superiors, has returned to the pulpit In cherge of a congregstion on the out skirts of Philadelphia. Northern Miller He vol. Duluth, Minn., Aug. 29. Duluth and Superior millers have revolted against the present lake and rail rates on flour, and have formed an association to han dle their own transportation. It will be know n as the Commercial Transpor tation company. The concern will char ter wild freight tonnage, engage hand lers at both ends of the route, snd charter canal boats. In this way they expect to effect quite a saving on tln present rate of 9 cents pr 10". The World' Crop for ls. Budapest, Aug 2s The minister of agriculture. M. Ignatius de Dirtm-i. :! mate the world's crop for 10 fol lows: Wheat. fci,nno.Ott hecto ltro: rye. 424.tOMiMhertol.lr Th revised Mt iN fori, as furnished by the sgrb ul.ur.il department of Austrla-Hurgitry. show- that 87.0lO,t" hectolitres oi w neui 80,000.1100 hectolitre of rye were pro duced during that yoar. Rank Failure at i City. Sioux City. la.. Aug. 29 -The Slout. National bank did not open Its doors rrlday morning. A notice was posted on the door saying the bank had sus pended owing to heavy withdrawals and that depositors will be paid In full. No statement of liabilities or assets are given-