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SPAIN IS ALARMED
Campaign of Troops Has Excited
the Gravest Apprehensions.
THE SITUATION IS VERY GRAVE
No News to Be Had From Santiago de
Cuba, Where Pe Campos
Has His Army.
Havana, July 23.—Great anxiety pre
vails here in all circles, and news from
the province of Santiago de Cuba is
awaited with 'great apprehension. Re
inforcements of 8000 troops having ar
rived at Manzanillo, this body of men
with batteries of artillery from the city
of Santiago de Cuba * and 2000 more
troops left immediately from Bayamo.
Captain General Martinez de Campos,
with the troops from Holqum and Tu
nas, had at his disposal last Friday a
force of about 11,000. But there is no
denying the fact that the situation is
very grave. The insurgents have re
ceived reinforcements from different
parts of the province of Santiago de
Cuba, and it is reported that Maximo
Gomez has arrived at the front and
taken command of the insurgent forces
MADRID IS EXCITED.
Madrid. July 23.—The situation in
Cuba is causing a sensation here. The
newspapers are blaming Captain Gen
eral Martinez de Campos for advocating
the sending of Generals Weyler and Po
laviesja, famous for their severity dur
ing past Cuban insurrections, to assist
in the work of suppressing the present
A dispatch to the Imparcial from Ha
vana says that Captain General de Cam
pos, after his recent engagement with
the insurgents, entered the town of Bay
amo on foot. According to the same
advices the insurgents intend to occupy
Bayamo, which is 60 miles northwest of
Santiago near the Cauto river, and has
a population of about 7000.
The insurgent chief Coulet has been
killed in battle.
HARVEY'S REPL Y TO J OHN SHERMAN
Either Hooper, Sherman or a Dishonest
Clerk Did the "Crime of '73."
Chicago, July 24.—Speaking today of
Senator John Sherman's interview tel
egraphed from Mansfield, O., in regard
to the striking out of the act of 1873 the
provision for a 384-grain dollar, Harvey
America who wishes to preserve a free
government to this republic to read
the Congressional Record giving the
words uttered in the senate on January
17, 1873. It shows that the word 'silver
dollar' was in the bill th^t came from
the house that was to put us on a
French ratio and that the senate agreed
to it. Mr. Sherman himself extolled it
and said that it was a dollar that would
float around the world. This dollar was
agreed to by both houses and was in the
bill when it went to the conference com
mittee. The duty of the conference com
mittee was to settle the disputed ques
tions on which the two houses had dis
agreed and yet the bill turns up en
rolled with 'silver dollar' erased from
the bill by the conference committee.
Senator Sherman and Mr. Hooper of
the house handled the bill and either
of these two men or a corrupt clerk
made the omission.
The significance of this can be best
understood when I say that these men
represented that they were re-enacting
the law of 1853, except as to changing
the size of the silver dollar, and under
the law of 1853 the silver dollar only
had free access to the mints."
I want every man and woman in
DEATH OF A MONTANA PIONEER
Land Agent Richard Hickman Passed
Away in Chicago.
Helena, July 22.—Hon. Richard O. Hick
man, state land agent of Montana, died
last night in Chicago. He was one of the
beat known and most highly esteemed
men in the state. He had held several of
floes, among them that of state treasurer.
Whlle In the discharge of his duties
■täte land agent In September, 1893, he
waa thrown from a horse In Flathead
oaunty and had his arm broken. Being far
from any settlement It was a week before
medical aid oould be secured. The arm
was afterward amputated, but he had
bMa suffering for two years without re
lief from the injury, and It finally caused
his death. Mr. Hickman was born in
Sangamon county, 111., and many of his
relatives live there yet. He went to Cali
fornia In 1852, where he mined and freight
ed until 1865, when he moved to Montana,
settling In Adler gulch. Virginia City had
been his home from that time until his
death, except when living at the capital
In official capacities.
HE KILLED THE RIGHT MAN ONLY
Attempted Murder and Real Suicide of a
Helena Rcstaurunt Keeper.
Helena, July 23.—George Cavette, pro
prietor of the White Front lunch coun
ter, on upper Main street, shot his wife
in the right arm this morning at 2:20 at
their home, 320 South Park street, and
then turning the weapon on himself put
a bullet in the right side of his neck.
It ranged upward, penetrating the brain,
it is thought. He died instantly. Mrs.
Cavette was only slightly wounded, the
bullet being deflected by coming in con
tact with a rib. Despondency because of
failure to receive money from home, ren
dered acute by a recent spree, caused
Cavette to commit the deed. Cavette
once told his wife that while on a spree
in Frankfort, Ky., he had shot and killed
a policeman who attempted to arrest him.
He finally escaped, he said, without pay
ing any penalty for his crime, although it
cost him $4500. His folks live near Frank
THE CONTRACTOR IS AGGRIEVED
I.ewiston Normal School Board Played
Fast and Loose With Frank Clapp.
Boise, July 23.—An interesting case af
fecting the state normal school at Lewis
ton is to be heard by Judge Beatty of the
federal court tomorrow. Before the board
had secured money for the erection of the
building it contracted with Frank Clapp
of Spokane to put up a structure, the con
tract being suited to the circumstances
of the case. When the board got money
from the sale of the bonds it thought it
could make better terms and proceeded to
advertise for new bids. Clapp claims that
his old contract is good and he procured
a restricting order against the trustees.
The order is' returnable tomorrow. J. E.
Babb of Lewiston is here to argue the
case for the board and Judge Herman of
Spokane represents the contractor.
CURTIS BLINDED BY A GOLDEN GLARE
Soys European Investors Fear a Dis
turbance of Our Currency.
Washington, July 23.—Assistant Secre
tary Curtis of the treasury department,
who went to London to deliver to Messrs.
Rothschilds and foreign investors the
quota of bonds in the gold syndicate sales,
returned to Washington today. In the
course of a conversation regarding his
trip, Mr. Curtis said: "The business in
London was successfully completed and I
am glad to return to my own country. I
found the feeling regarding investments
in United States stocks, bonds and other
securities, both public and private, better
than I expected. There is a very large
amount of money in England awaiting
investment, and I am satisfied that if the
holders were assured that the value of
what they bought would not be reduced
by legislation regarding our currency,
that large amounts would flow to this side
of the water and an era of great prosperi
ty would follow in this country."
FIRES IN TH E BLU E MOUNTAINS
Settlers in Danger of Heing Cremated if
the Wind Keeps Up
Pendleton, July 23.—The mountains
Meacham are on fire. Passengers who
came in this evening say furious flames
are rushing along the side of the Blue
mountains and a heavy wind is blowing.
If the wind does not die down the whole
mountain region must be devastated.
There are many people living all through
the country where the fire is. It Is feared
here that some may be in danger. The
mountains this year are so dry that thé
danger from fire is greatly multiplied.
The temperature at Pendleton today,
reported by the weather office, was 107,
the hottest day this year.
THREE THOUS AND O UNCES OF GOLD
Helena Assay Office Received a Large
Deposit From Alaska.
Helena, July 22.—The Helena assay of
fice today received the biggest single de
posit of gold dust ever made in Helena.
It was over 3000 ounces and worth $56,
000. It is the first shipment for the season
from the placer mines on the Yukon riv
er in Alaska, and was brought to Seattle
Walla Walla, July 24.—This evening the
9-year-old daughter of S. L. Jones was
playing in the yard in the rear of the
! residence when a bunch of matches acci
WALLA WALLA CHILD BADLY BURNED
Clothes Caught Fire Accidentally—No
Hope for Recovery.
dentally set fire to her clothes. Before
the flames could be extinguished her en
tire body was badly burned. The attend
ing physician stated that she can not
Buffalo finds a very satisfactory trade
in dry goods and groceries.
A DURRANT CRANK
Insane Man Says He Committed
THE TRIAL IS RESUMED TODAY
Glaring Inconsistencies of His Story —
Conclusive Proof That There
Is No Proof of It.
Santa Cruz, Cal., July 24.—In the coun
ty jail of Santa Cruz is conflend William
F. Barrett, who says he murdered
Blanche Lamont and Minnie Williams
in Emanuel church last April. He gave
himself up to the chief of police as a dan
gerous criminal last night. This morn
ing he was discharged as a harmless
lunatic. Then he went to the sheriff,
to whom he confessed his guilt as the
perpetrator of Emanuel church atroci
ties. To the district attorney he told
a story that at first seemed plausible,
but when Barrett went into the details
of the crime the inconsistencies of his
statements convinced his auditors of his
innocence and complete insanity.
Barrett says he saw Durrant and two
girls on a street car and admiring Miss
Lamont and Miss Williams, he boarded
the car ini the hope of making their ac
quaintance. The trio alighted at Eman
uel church, Barrett following. Durrant
and Miss Lamont entered the church,
followed still by Barrett, while Miss
Williams waited outside.
followed still by Barrett, while Miss
Williams waited outside. Barrett says
he hid behind a pew. Detecting an odor
of escaping gas, Durrant went to the
belfry t<^| stop the leak. Barrett says
seized and attempted to assault Miss
Lamont. To stifle her screams, he
choked her and she suddenly dropped
dead. To silence Miss Williams, Bar
rett says he then stabbed her with a
knife. Meantime Durrant had been
overcome by gas and was so dazed that i
he did not see Barrett carrying the
bodies to the hclfrv Rurrott '
not wish S T, he Î
primp hanged foi his
crime ana that he was sure 'he would
eventually be found out. Barrett re- I
sembles Durrant in personal appear
ance. He persisted in his statement un
der severe cross-examination. Barrett
will be examined before the commis
sioners of lunaev tomorrow Hie
has become a5p?tpS^n^?, K
he talk« innf * rou ^ h drink and
he talks incoherently, spending most
or his time In singing. He says it was
Girough hypnotic influence that he was
induced to make the confession.
DAFT OVER DURRANT
County Jail Besieged by the Bearers of
Flowers—Trial Resumed Tod
San Francisco, July 24.—The trial of
Theodore Durrant for the murd_er of
Blanche Lamont will be resumed to
morrow. The district attorney will then
present affidavits stating that Durrant
can have a fair trial here and it is ex
pected that the motion for a change of
venue will be denied. The county jail
is besieged with women daily, anxious
to see Durrant and to leave flowers for
In both these desires they are
disappointed. The jailers say Durrant
enjoys his notoriety. He has hitherto
paid little attention! to religious mat
ters, but is now receiving the visits of
a Catholic priest and it is said he will
embrace that religion. Funds for his
defense are said to be supplied by rela
tives in Canada.
HARNESSING THE S UN'S
Heliograph Signaling Between Long'
Peak and Denver.
Denver, July 24.—communications were
received today by means of heliograph
signalling between army headquarters in
this city and Long's peak, a distance of
i0 miles. Captain Fowler signalled that
the party had encountered quite a few
hardships en route so far, but the real
ascent of the peak had not been very dif
Granted Leave of Absence.
San Francisco, July 24.—Richard Gray
general traffic manager of the Southern
Pacific Company, has been granted a
year's leave of absence with half pay on
account of sickness. He Is afflicted with
Shipment of Gold to Europe.
New York, July 23,-Messrs. Nesolage
Colgate & Co. will ship $100,000 in gold '
the steamer New York tomorrow.*
FOUND PART OF A CHILD'S SKELETON
ânotlier Ghastly Discovery m Holmes'
Chicago, July 24.—Police assistants ét
work in the basement of the Holmes build
ing, under the drug store, today uncov
ered what they think are parts of 1 a
human skeleton. One piece they say held
two teeth. They think they have paris
of a number of ribs.
this afternoon pronounced the bones
found in the Holmes basement those of a
child 6 to 10 years of age. The surmise
is that the skeleton is that of little How
ard Pietzel or Mrs. Conner's little daugh
A DETECTIVE'S THEORY.
Indianapolis, July 24.—Detective Geyeé
arrived here this afternoon. He says he
is satisfied that Howard Pietzel was nev]
er taken away from here, and that
Holmes followed his plan in other oltles-i
rented a house here-^in which he murder
ed the boy and buried him, probably un
der it. It is upon this theory that he will
THE CASTLE IS DOOMED.
Chicago, July 24.—The famous "castle"
built by H. H. Holmes at Sixty-third and
Wallace streets, has been marked for de
struction by the building department. In
spector McLaughlin has sent a letter to
Building Commissioner Downey calling
attention to the many defects in the struc
ture, and pronouncing it a menace to life
and limb. During the exploration of the
secret rooms and concealed stairways the
flimsy and inflammable nature of the
building was discovered.
Philadelphia, July 24.— H. H. Holmes waa
visited in his cell today by his counsel,
William Shoemaker. Holmes spoke freely
of the bones and other fragments of hu
man anatomy found in his "castle" in
Chicago. Shoemaker says Holmes de
clared the tuft of human hair found in
the chimney could not have belonged to
Minnie Williams for the reason that the
chimney was a new one, put in after the
girl's disappearance. As to the bones, he
said they were not those of Gertrude
Conner, Minnie Williams or any other
persons whom he was charged with mur
VERDICT OF WILLFUL MURDER.
Have Examined Only 30,000 Out of a
Total of 10,000,000 Acres,
Washington, July 24.—The June reports
°l 12 minoral commissioners appointed by
the act of the last congress to ascertain
the character of the public lands in Mon
tana and Idaho are being received at the
interior department. The commissioners
are divided into four parties. Three par
ties are in Montana and one in Idaho. So
* ar have been able to examine and
report on about 30,000 acres out of a total
of some 10 ,000,000 submitted to the adjudi
cation. Commissioner Lamoreaux com
putes that il would take five years to
merely ride over this immense territory,
even if they made no stop for examining
the character of the land.
The appropriation for this work is lim
Ited to $20,000, and the monthly expenses
are about $4000. So far about one-fifth
of all the land examined has been certified
to be agricultural.
Toronto, July 24.—At the inquest on the
body of Alice Pietzel tonight a verdict
of willful murder was returned against
THE MINERAL COMMISSIONS REPORT
PUT HIS NECK ON A CIRCULAR SAW
Swede Committed Suicide
in a Shocking Manner.
Chehalis, July 24.—Walter O. Eggen, a
Swede 32 years of age, committed suicide
in a peculiar manner today at the Doern
decher saw mill and factory. He deliber
ately stooped over a circular saw which
was in motion, placed his throat to the
saw and fell over with the head almost
severed from his body. Blood spurted in
streams from the awful wound, and Eg
gen died almost Instantly. He was un
doubtedly insane. Eggen came to Cheha
lis about two months ago from Portland.
U. S. Penitentiary Warden.
Washington, July 24.—Attorney General
Harmon has decided to appoint as wax
den of the United States penitentiary at
Fort Leavenworth James W. French of
Indiana, for five years warden of the
Michigan City penitentiary.
Sparks From the Wires.
Nesolage, Colgate & Co. will ship $100,000
of gold to Europe today by the steamer
The Reichsrallen theater at Bonn burn
ed, but the audience escaped,
person was injured.
W. H. Taylor, a prominent dry goods
merchant of Fort Worth, • Texas, has
failed. Assets, $103,000; liabilities, $42,500.
William Divers, the negro who assault
ed and then murdered Mrs. Cain at Ful
ton, Mo., was taken to St. Louis to avoid
cashier of F. D.
Burke, bookmaker at- the Brighton, Beach
track, has disappeared with $4500 of his
A dispatch from Newport, R. I„ reports
the engagement of Miss Pauline Whitney,
daughter of ex-Secretary Whitney, to Al
merac Paget of 8L Paul, Minn, a member
of an English family and a brother of
Colonel Arthur Paget.