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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.
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
C,r of Calumit Hotel. : r.
g Store.
Night Bell.
$12.5 0 a Suit,
the Tailor.
open tor the ladies in a few days.
o in e Facts
How much will Detroit
Comnanv offers a limited
invest a dollar before in
of the Detroit Telephone
Famous New York- Snort! n rr
i OJ
Man Passes Away.
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
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."
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
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
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.
Chicago Man Nhowl tlte Chntes on His
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
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.
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.
Arrival of The Celebrated Chin
ese Statesman.
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
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
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
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.
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
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."
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
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
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. '
Experience of Two St.
Men in the War.
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
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
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
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-

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