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VOL. VIII. NO. 32.
What Has Happened In the
Civilized World.
t Comply Review of tne New. Of tt»
lint Seven Dayi In Thi« maA
Ali Foreign I<aa4s.
The Ma«lri<l senate lias definitely
<loptcd the Ilispano-Araerioan proto
°° ty For oat of every 100 of the Fifth
h-s ,t Santiago are reported sick.
F?ve deaths have occurred a-.nong the
iomancß from malaria.
A 30-bouis 1 rain in Texarkana, Tex.,
.-oe,! considerable property loss. A
rai.. on the Texas & Pacific road ran
into washout and one man was killed
illlt l six were injured.
' As ide fioin the loss of her colonies
•nd'thesilipa destroyed in battle, the
i",l^.-.M Spain about $384,800,000.;
Information to this effect has been re-
T jvv,i at the navy department from
the naval attaches of tiiia government
The Cubans are out in a new mani
fegto, au<l the necessity for organiza
tion of a new party is set forth. vf The .
document appeals to all Cubans having
the progress and welfare of the infant
republic at heart to join with the
nationalists in putting the government
un a stable basis.
The Spaniards appear to be in no
great rush to leave Cuba, and the gov
erwnent has been urtrcd to take vigor
ous measures to accelerate their move
ments. The charge is mado in certain
quarters that the evacuation is being
delayed so that the Spanish govern
ment may continue to collect Cuban
revenues for a time.
The cutter Bear, with the govern
ment relief expedition, is buck from the
North with the crews of the whalers
which were crushed in the ie.e. ' Three
piiipa weie wrecked. The Orca and
Freeman were lost last fall and the
Rueario last spring. All the crews
were f=aveil. Some of the men were
rescued by the Bear when on the very
verge of starvation. The Bear had a
nairow escape from destruction in the
ice off Point Barrow.
The navy department has arrived at
what it regards as a fair and satisfac
tory settlement of the question of
awarding the contracts for the con
struction of tlio three battleships.! The
Qtanips, tho Newport News and the
fnion iron works, of San Francisco,
will each secure a big fighting ma
chino. The latter two companies will
be asked to amend their bids to conform
to the speed requirements of-18 knots,
as set forth in Cramp's plans.
Fearing a yellow fever epidemic,
liiilf tho population of Jackson, Miss.,
have fled from the town.
The bitter passenger rate war is ter
minated. All western roads have agreed
to i restoration of passenger rates, to
be effective September 21.
Captain James Q. Blame, assistant
adjutant-general, U.S. V., has beenl
discharged from the army for his recent j
flagrant escapades at San Francisco and
Honolulu. . ■;■>!*£»
Spain has lost another Pacific posses
»n. Native forces, captured the gar-!
rison of Ponape and took full posses- j
fion of tho Carolines, which this coun- '
»y had contemplated 6eizing had the'
war been prolonged.
Governor Lord, of Oregon, has com
pleted his investigation of the condition '
■ the 330 recruits of tho Second Ore
gon volunteers encamped at San Fian-
Cisco, and has telegraphed to the secre-'
wr.v oi wat that he has found every-1
U'lng satisfactory.
General Bios, governor of the Vi
»Jas islands, and ad interim governor- 1
gneral of the Spanish territory in the '
railippinea, has wired the Madrid gov-'
wnment that he has arrived at "an1
owierstanding with the American'
authorities respecting Luzon island."
There is reason to believe that the '
wy department has selected the Texas
« 'c f n t me flagship of the Asiatic
all(">- The understanding is that"
■»will replace the protected cruiser
jjynipia. which is to be ordeied to the
liv ' St*teß as 600n as her relief ar
llves «n the Asiatic station.
ieal! adrid dispatch says Spain is
jy to concede our every demand,
*rJi? impossibility of resuming the
e2V Sfull-Vrcc°g nizcd- The gov,
*i ™«nt evidently of the opinion that
been a aT* "aVy tliere might have
come a i lffe[ ent Btory to tell of the out
tatM ,th,° war with the United >
li«bnt a f deJ llores thefact that Bhe
"^ °ut few ships left. ... .^
Ut n (MriOt- writes that misery
and t V7 ban9lS on the increase,
"»«1 Iro ne° nditiOnS in aVana -Cit/
hi l^incearo worse now than dnr-
TlTe iL r a Hith, no relief in Biht
in thin I YeV c say8 ' aie reverig."
rubbit n ; es or the 1038 of Cuba by
cv *v wSJ I 6 and oppressing in
people of vi -^ ay the unfortunate
ai'-lth e l,, e ißlanJ - Chaoß re|
*wy .Ch C T ice has been com'
iy a^ndonedjn_al_i departments.
T-iie h M lor Newß Iteill • "
«chan4 di n, ? 8 ? e Pai<ment of Lowl
The Loildon haS suspended. ■ '
v entedebv Cf riV°, COinoUve headlight in-
IU- has Pr ove ( i Vooley.° f Springfield,
Use on the r a BUcceßß andis nowljn
lral. and 01l gF °Ur > New YorkCen
r^** other railroads.
Wnk at'iw" °\ sbier o£ the - wrecked
l ail after a i'^ 00-"^Bi^gS«lfm
|i ailaf^am o r;> nn atl'ered^,:ly»
V Hisjl?,had gathered to lynch
*m°««H to |iis 000° M are DOW Bid to
Che San luan Islander.
Secretary Long has issued ordeis dis
banding the Eastern squadron. *
An Astoria paper asserts that two
cases of leprosy have been unearthed
in that city.
The French ministry Is now almost
nnanimously in favor of a revision of
the Dreyfus case.
Creation of the grade of vlce-admhal
and its bestowal urx>n Admiral Dewey,
3s to be recommended to congress by
Secretary Long.
With the detachment of Commo
dore Watson from command of the
Eastern squadron, all work in connec
tion with the raising of the Spanish
cruiser Cristobal Colon will cease.
Orders have been sent to Chaplain J.
C Mclntyre, formerly attached to the
battle ship Oregon, who, it is alleged,
severely criticised Rear-Admiral Samp
son and Captain R. D. Evans in an ad
dress at Denver, Colo., directing him
to proceed to Denver to await trial.
George M. Hunter, company H,
First Washington volunteers, has ap
plied for a pension for disability in
curred while in the service in the war
with Spain. Mr. Hunter recently re
turned on a furlough, and is staying in
Snlem, Or. His application is proba
bly the first one growing out of the
Spanish war.
Major-General Davis, at Camp
Meade, has disapproved the findings oi
the court-martial in the case of Cap
tain Duncan, Twenty-second Kansas,
who was convicted of tampering with
the graves of Confederate soldiers at
Manassas, and ordered the captain re
leased fiom arrest and restored to duty.
The steamer Discovery, which hat
just arrived from Skagway, Alaska,
briUgs advices from Dawson up to Au
gust 27. It is stated that the Cana
dian police have completed a thorough
investigation of tho food supply for tise
coming winter. They report that the
amount on hand is more than suffi
cient to carry the camp through tht
The.boundary dispute between Chile
and Argentina seems likely to develop
into a great South American conflagra
tion. It is believed, as a foundation,
that Boliiva has signed a secret treaty
with Argentina to make common cause
against; Chile. In case of rwar,*how
ever, Peru would checkmate- Bolivia,
leaving 'Argentina to the caie of Chile.
This attitude of Peru is said \to be f|u€
;.to the fact J that Chile has wiped oft
f10,000,000 from the ransom for the
provincus i leturned by the f protocol.
Chile is now completing her naval and
miliary preparations for a hostile.clj'
max to ■ the negotiations with Argen
tina. '■^'■■'- -?'&r- --• vV ':■:':- ' '~-~ ": -
V Four QuiUiyute Indians died of . the
black m'easlea**iini one day^in^Pnyallaj
valley and white bop-pickers are in I a
Btate of teiror. '-"-•'. ~ : ''-,
..* It is understood that President Mr-
Kin ley has \ decided to offer the post
of am bafisador to the court of St. James,
. made vacant by the appointment ot Mi.
Hay as secretary of :: state, to Senatoi
Hoar. The president is .yery/anxiou*
to have him accept the post.
A Manila dispatch the insur
gents have evacuated the suburbs oi
Manila. . They did so in a grand marcli
in which nearly 8,000 men took part,
carrying r rifles, with colors waving, !
bands playing, and shooting "Viva
Americanos" and "Viva Filippinoe
libre!" 3""-—* ■*-"--
The war and navy departmenti
i strongly assert that Dewey hrs nevei
I asked for lielp. Newspaper reports tc
I the contrary wero all canards, ana much
annoyance has been caused by their cir
culation. The • Germans ; are i not | pie
imiing to make trouble at Manila, say
the department officials- ■ ■ '.'
The Turkish government has sent ■[ a
| circular} to the powers, claiming that
i the British provoked the recent disor
| ders in Candiaand refusing to withdraw
the Turkish troops from GreteV'^Thf
circii lar has made an impressiori. ; The
bashi :bazoukß have consented to disarm
1 provided their arms are delivered tc
| Turkish authorities.
i The fate of the movement of the an
nexation of Jamaica to the United
| States is sealed, says the Kingston.
Jamaica, correspondent iof^ the New
York Times. A movement has been
inaugurated in Jamaica having for Ite
-ol)ject tl*e annexation of :? the island^to
.: the ; Dominion of Canada. ' A change oi
nationality, would thus be avoided, and
Jamaica's troubles brought ■ to an end.
I Three persons were: killed outright
and several others badly injured in
' Wichita» Kan., by a Rock; Island pas
senger train, which struck a carry-all
at the Donglass-ayenue|o«6ssing. In
the vehicle were 18 persons on their
, way to Buffalo. The : carry-all go-
ing at a rapid pace, and the driver
could not stop when be saw that the
. train was upon him. .'. "V * --
I Admiral Walker, president of the
i Nicaiagua canal commission, has re
turned !to Washington. The admiral
cays that about 260 men are at work
: along the 1 line of the proposed canal,
and they will stay there throughout
the rainy season. Admiral Walker is
• coiißdent Uiatt the commission will be
able to report to congress at the ap
proaching session. He thinks the
project be shown to be entirely
practicable and worthy of execution.
- ■ -■
Pret-ident JloKinlej has received •
letter from the Thirteenth club, oi New
York, congratulating on the fact
that he signed the peace protocol on a
* Friday and proclaimed sit to the world
' on the 18th of the month.
! The world's record for high Wte
I flight was broken at Blue tHiII, Mass.,
j one of a tandem of kites reaching an
altitude of 12,184 feet above the sea
level, a neishV»3? feet greater than wy
.kite hat been known to^bjnrf
reached heretofore.
Barbadoes in the Path of a
Terrible Hurricane.
Three Hundred Lives Lost on the Is«
land of St^ Vincent—Starvation
Follows In Its Wak«.
London, Sept. 16.—Advices were re
vived here late tonight, saying that a
terrible hurricane has swept over Bar
badoes, in the Windward group of the
Lesser Antilles. Two hundred persons
have been wouned and 4,000 have been
rendered homeless.
St. Thomas, D. W. 1., S<y?t. 16.—
According to the latest reports from
St. Luoia, the storm which broke out
on the island developed almost unpre
cedented violence, being accompanied
by a tidal wave and tremendous rains.
Numerous land slides were caused and
many houses, bridges, and cocoa estates
have been destroyed.
* A boat from the island of St. Vin
cent, 100 jmiles west of ! Baibadoes, ar
rived today at the island of Qrenada.
and reports that St. Vincent has exper
ienced the most violent arid destructive
hurricane ever . known. Kingston, the
capital of St. Vincent, is totally de
stroyed. It is estimated , 800 lives
have been lost in that island, and that
2,500 people ■' are homeless. I. The bod
ies of " the dead; are being buried in
trenches. Thousands are staiving'or
' being fed at the public expense. The
amount :of property destroyed in St.
! V ncen t ■■-. cannot yet be }: est ima ted.
I Every small house ;is down, and many
| large ones j have - been destroyed. The
demolished buildings include churches,
stores and almost all the state build
ings. Three large ships are ashore on
I the Windward "coast, and many smaller
vessels are stranded. - i . •
No inlormation is obtainable here
from Barbadoes as to the results of ;; the
threatened hurricane of Saturday night
last. Communication; is cut off and
the worst is feared.
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Admiral Dewey Has Not Asked For
' Help.
"New York, Sept: 16.—A special from
Washington to the Times says: De
spite the repeated denials of both the
army and navy departments, many pa
pers continue , publishing dispatches
from this city stating that Admiral
Dewey is asking for ; help, and that the
administration will send to his assist
ance immediately two battle-sbips.
These reports : are beginning to annoy
the department officials as well as the
president. There is no truth in them,
according to Assistant Secretaries Allen
and Meiklejohn. , , :<i«'-^: , ,V
; Admiral Dewey has not asked for aid
at any time, * tie bas, on the ; other
hand, lepeatedly assured the navy de
partment that there is no trouble to be
feared in the Philippines and that he
and his squadron are quite able to take
care of ; any emergency .' that > may arise. j
Assistant Secretary Allen said that
there is absolutely no truth in the re
port that the department is coritem
plating sending ; battle-ship 9 or any
ships at all to the •. Philippines to aid
the admiral. .1 :
r "This ; department," he said, "hae
received but one dispatch from Admiral
Dewey for several V days. ; That dis
patch came this morning and gave us
thestaitling information .that Dewey
had discovered that he could buy jerked
beef in Manila, and cocld thus save
the trouble and expnsee of a trip to
Australia for the purpose of ,■ getting
some of this food for his men. - I think
that if he was expecting trouble
I would have said: so :in the ; cablegram.
We are cbnfldent that he will commu
nicate with his own country and with
the navy department rather than a cas
ual newspaper correspondent in Manila
whenever he gets into trouble and needs
help from Hthis; government. The en
tire story is false."
Weyler'« Agitation Resulted lv V Ad
;-. * /-: jouruliig of the Cortes.
Madrid, Sept. 16.— The queen Tegent
signed the protocol this*; evening.
The ~? government had intended i the
cortes to sit until an : Indemnity » bill for
the suspension of the constitutional
guarantees had been passed, but the
ithreatened agitation on the part of
General Weyler '■ and /others,; together
with the evidence of divisions in both
the liberal and the conservative parties,
convinced Senor Sagasta of | tadvis
ability of closing down debates, which
would have hindered the free progress
of the peace negotiations. The cortes
will be next convoked to ratify the final
treaty ol peace. . .
General Primp de Rivera has de
manded an inquiry into his adminis
tration of the Philippine islands, and
J in doing so he said the attacks of Count
' d'Almenas were only fit for the month
!of a "miserable slanderer." The
1 count was endeavoring to reply when
1 Senor Sagasta read the deotee prorogu
ing the cortes. Count d'Almenas and
1 General Rivera separated, approached
' the president in a hostile manner, and
* duel is expected. . $mm
Premier Sagasta afterward read the
decree in the chamber of deputies.
I It is expected that the Spanish peace
commissioners will be appointed with
out delay. .
Troops f«r.Port» »•••
New Yoik, Sept l*-^"
ailed fiom Brooklyn for Ponce tonight.
' She bad on board the Krst battaJk» of
: the Sixteenth PennaylTania l^* i
70 r««ular ptasenfeta, 1« pertal eteita,
aßffa crew 0f76. Her oargo consisted
in the main of oommi««ry roppliei for
1 the regiment! now in Porto Rico.
President Determines Upon • Philip-
pine Policy.
Washington, Sept. 16.—Much satis
faction was expressed today over reports
from Madrid that the lower house ol
parliament bad passed the government
bill accepting the terms of the proto
col. The upper house already has
passed this measure, so that the last
fear of legislative opposition to the
transfer of Cuba, the Ladrones and
Porto Rico is over. The authorities
feel that this carries us past a danger
point, as it has been feated for some
time that the animosity of the Spanish
cortes would lead to the defeat of the
Sagasta ministry on the question of
evacuating the Spanish islands/either
in one branch or the other.
It is not doubted that the commis
sion will start the negotiations at Paris
with the assertion that we have con
quered Spam in the Philippines and
that Spanish sovereignty has already
been forfeited there. This will not,
however, necessarily signify that it is
the purpose of the administration to
retain possession of the entire group of
islands, or permanently to deprive
Spain of all her possessions in the Pa
cific. It is not believed- that the ad
ministration has gone beyond the de
termination to retain the whole of the
island of Luzon, but it is understood to
be the intention of the president to es
tablish, at the outset, the right of this
government to determine the fate of
the islands, and to make the condition
'which government shall be established
there. The matter of relinqishing pos
session of the rest of the islands is in
volved with so many conditions to be
considered that it is realized that it
may, by forco of circumstances, be
come necessary to deprive Spain per
manently of all her possessions in that
quarter. It is. understood not to be a
matter of policy to acquire all this ter
ritory, but it may become a necessity.
The commercial and trade side of the
question, as involving the development
and expansion of oar commerce in the
Pacific is occupying the chief atten
tion in connection with determining
our policy.
Weil-Known Resident of Portland Has
Tassed Away.
Portland, Or., Sept 16. —Joseph
Holladay died about 11 o'clock last
night in the old building on the west
side of Fourth street, between Stark
and Washington, which he had for
years called his home. Death was due
to cancer of the liver.
Holladay was born in Clinton county,
Ky., in 1821, and came into promin
ence through his brother, Ben Holla
day, of pony express, railroad and
steamship fame. Thirty-five years
ago, Joe killed a man In Salt Lake City
—a cold-blooded murder many believe,
and it cost Ben a fortune and the ex
ercise of all bis tremendous political
influence to get Joe cleared. Ben then
gave Joe a monopoly of the bar busi
ness on all his steamships plying be
tween San Francisco and various Pa
cific coast ports. Drinks and cigars
then sold for 25 cents each, and Joe
acquired a fortune. Joe's treatment
of Ben, when the latter was penniless,
and Joe in good circumstances, is well
Joseph Hollnday was a familiar figure
on Portland streets for many years, and
he took part in more litigation than
any other private citizen in the city.
Those who knew him best believe he
constantly carried with the memory of
his crime in Salt Lake and that the
ghost of his victim pursued him relent
lessly. His habit of carrying an um
brella at all times and under all cir
cumstances when he appeared on the
street had always been attributed to
his idea of defense from the attacks of
his ghostly visitor.
Holladay leaves property valued, at
present prices, at from $150,000 to
$200,000. ■
Two Appointees Have Accepted.
Washington, * Sept. 16. — Several
members of the ca' ir,et were at the
f White House ; today in consultation^
with the ; president. Secretary : Day
spent some time there, presumably con
ferring ;••; over ; instructions '■ to the peace
| commissioners', % and • Secretaries Long
' and Bliss were also at the mansion. \ ;/
I ;-*■ Two of the gentlemen selected by the
president to be ,' members of the com-.
I mttee to investigate the conduct of the ;
[ *,ar have practically accepted—Colonel
Sexton and Dr. - Oilman. The \ latter
arrived in the city tonight, and will
see the president tomorrow. Favorable
responses are £ looked \ for from ; General
Dodge •; and Dr. Keene, thus \ insuring
four members of the body. . '~.
. The Spanish Prisoners. " -
. Madrid, Sept. 15.—Advices received
from the Philippines say the iiisur
gen ts will i release - only V eVof } their
prisoners. For instance, they will set
free|fh*e|Spanisb|civil employes who
are in their hands. Major-General
sMeiritt, it la said | here, goes to Paris
empowered |to ask, in the name of the
insurgents, an American protectorate
over the whole of the Philippine islands.
-•: :. ; Another^VTar: Cloud. ■ -'.
Rome, Sept. 16.—Italy, it is an
nounced, has declared that :s her diplo
matic relations with the republic ot
Colombia ended, Colombia refusing
to recognise the British minister as the
Italian representative during the lat
ter's absence.
*■•-'- . . . . ■,
Brnom Baa Resigned.
Chicago, Sept 16.— W. D. Bynum,
chairman of toe national Democratic
party, tendered hit resignation to tl c
executive committee today, and George
Foster Peabody, of New York, was
elected bis successor. The resignation
was a great surprise to the leaders of
the gold Democratic party. - - *
A resolution, which was adopted by
{he meeting, slopping the salaries of 'all'
- the officera, is said to be the real cause
'of Mr. Bynum resignation. ; .V;,.
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No More Volunteers Will Be
Mustered Out.
Troops Retained Will Be Subjceted to
Regular Army Discipline—To Im
prove the Morale of the Army. .
Washington, Sept. -15. —-Tremendbna
pressure is still being >brought: to bear
on the war department to have more
troops ■ mustered out Vof the servioe.
Efforts in this: direction, however, are
of ;no avail. It is announced today
with much emphasis that there will be
no more troops mastered = out. The
situation does not admit of any further
reduction ,in the army, and / efforts are
being made to put those volunteers who
are retained in the servioe as near as
possible on the footing ot the regulars
in the matter of drill and discipline.
An effort is being made to eradicate the
amateurish idea of independence among
the troops, and to bring them down to
the strictest ; discipline.:: The purpose
at the outset, when the muster out be*
gan, was to muster out 100.000 volun
teers. £}.A~; little / over 96,000 have al
ready been mustered out, and it is an
nounced positively that there will be
no more : mustered out, no matter what
influence is brought to bear.
/The retention of volunteers now in
the service and the efforts to improve
the morale of the army has in view the |
Philippine situation more than that of
Cuba or Porto Kico, though there is a
great deal of vagueness as to the danger
apprehended there.
Army Men Say Civilians Should Not In
vestlgate War Department. -. .
■: Washington, Sept. 15.-^he diffi
culty which -is being experienced :in
the construction of the proposed com •
mission for the investigation of the con
d uctof I the staff branches of " the army
during the war with Spain has excited
some discussion in military circles at
to the possibility of > the practical fail
ure of any/ investigationl by a commis
sion. It develops that there is a de
cided disapproval among) army officers
of the proposition to have the oonducl
of the war investigated by a civil com
mission, which cannot be clothed with
any judicial authority. The objection
is not on account of any prejudioE
against civil authorities interfering i£
military matters, but is due to the facl
that testimony before . a commlssior.
hot possessing judicial authority would |
be, in a manner, voluntary, and would,
it is said, put officers in the attitude o: j
gratuitously giving testimony which
might be damaging to individuals or U
the administration of the war depart
ment. '' :- - :V/"' -v" ; - /■'• :^j ■■ ■ I
-V Army officers say that it would be nc
trouble to get all the information then j
is concering the oampaign at Santiago,
the management of the war through tlu :
department and |the operation of tin i
medical, the quartexamster's and tbf!
commissary departments, if a tribunal
or board were organized, with authoritj
to compel, testimony, but that officen
will not jeopard ize '. their own ; interest!
nor put themselves in the attitude /ol
being voluntary informers J when the
composition of the commission making.
th« inquiry is not such as to make *i( j
compulsory upon 6- them *to tell what •
they may know. : They say it will b< j
impossible for^a commission not having .
pqweritb;roompel"- testimony to get ai (
the facts. : ,'-/./:■'.^"^/.•^•■:..'.-;:": I
Most of the officers, they say, will 1
make it a point of honor, as well as s j
| matter of chief interest, to decline to
' give i testimony of 5 any importance un-,
leas commanded. to do so.:: .LC^
. filf the commission could compel tes j
timony, any officer:^giying^teatimqnj (
I whioh might be damaging would have,
the excuse that be bad no choice but tc
tellH what he knew. In the absence ol
authority to compel testimony, the wit-,
ness would have a right to conceal oi
decline to disclose any facts in his pba
seesioiT /'■'• -,'■■"/? ;;;/: y : ." *':'*. :\\- V-,. r J "~~~t *.
Rich Quartz Vein , Discovered Near thi
r r ■ ■::".,:, - waters. ' „ ■ J
% Port Townsend, Wash., Sept. 15.—'
The Bteamer Farallon arrived from Al-:
askan ports with about 60 paaße»gert
: today, i^// Among the passengers were
several direct from the Pine Creek min-'
ing district. % Reports from that section
are favorable for the future". Consider
able excitement was created just before'
they left Dy'th¥diacarlryloi|feznar£a- j
bly s'rich quartz on a ridge neaitht:
iieadwaters of Pine creek, and since the j
first rush considerable free quartz hat,
been found along the creek. The ledge S
is said to be very rich, and is thought J
to be the fountain-head of the golc
found is Pine, Spruce and Birch creeks. >
/ Sixteen men belonging to the Stand-'
ard Oil Company expedition were ?
among those returning. This expedi ,
• tion prospected the Sherley creek dis
: trict, and a number of claims were la '
cated. " The company expend^ about
$75,000 on tne expedition, \Aidh if
now returning to spend the win ten j
The Dease creek country, which wai
a promising camp some years affe, it
now the scene of active prospectflfg.,
The Caasion Company has had a large
■ number of prospectors in the field, ape |
baa been rewarded by the discovery ol
, extensive quartz veins. c •-. - j
;'>■■' &*?uia*l*-jm the Koealie. t^^||
Seattle, Sept. 18.—The steamer Rosa
lie arrived here tonight from Skagway,'
Alaska, with 650 passengers from Daw- i
son, who brooght oat about half a mil-.
Hob dollars in gold dost and drafts.'
William Stanley, of this city, bad about
$160,000 in drafts. The 800 pound* oi
gold on which they warn issoed wai
•hipped down the river t© 8t Michael*
Cold-Blooded Murder by a Tenaesse*
Soldier la Han Francisco.
San Francisco, Sept. 15.—Another
shadow was thrown over the Tennessee
regiment of the United States volun
teers this evening. The victim of un
?overned passion this time was a white
man, and the soldier killed him out
Soon after 6 o'clock tonight, Walter
Rosser, a private of the Tennessee regi
ment, entered the Spreckles market,
which comprises a number of stalls.
Rosser approached the stall of A. W.
Finck & Co., dealers in butter and
aggs, and, leaning against the slight
partition, looked in at Henry Hilder
brandt, one of the salesmen. The lat
ter, fearing that Rosser, who was notice
»bly under the influence of liquor,
would break a casket of eggs piled near
bis elbow, cautioned him.
"Say, are you going to wait on me?"
demanded the soldier, annoyed at the
Hildebrandt turned to receive the
Drder of the prospective customer, and
as he faced Rosser, the soldier whipped
out a 32-caliber revolver and shot Hil
tlebraudt in the breast. The wounded
man dropped to the floor and expired
Not at all appalled at the result of
bis act, Rosser shot again at his pros
tiate victim, jwhose heart had just
seased to beat. The second shot hit a
butcher boy in the adjoining stall, who
was badly frightened, but unhurt.
Rosser was at once taken to the city
prison, where, after being charged with
murder, he was locked up.
Hildebrandt, the muidered man, was
28 years old, married, and the father of
' Due child.
The Cuban Leader Displeased With
America's Policy.
Santiago, Sept. 15. —An uncontra
dicted rumoi was last night received by
Geneal Lawton to the effect that Gen
eral Gomez had resigned the command
of the Cuban army in order to show his
disapproval of "passive submission to
; the conditions tending to the establish
ment of the dominion of the United
States in Cuba." It is said the resig
nation was accepted by the Cuban gov
The Cubans at Santiago are much
excited by the report. Generals Ce
breco, Castillo, Pedro, Perez and other
insugent leaders have turned over their
commands to General Lawton. Gen
eral Perez has 8,000 men in the vicinity
of Guantanamo who will disband this
Lieutenant-Colonel Rowan and Cap
tain Parker, accompanied by Lieuten
ant-Colonel Carlos Garcia, son of Gen
eral Garcia, and two other Cuban offi
cers, arrived here late last night on
horseback from Gibrara, on the north
coast. Colonel Rowan had been sent
; here by General Miles from Porto Rico.
He will make observations in Cuba,
geographical, climatio and military, for
the government. He was fitted out
with guides, horses and provisions by
the Cuban commander, Ferra, at
Gibrara, and visited Holguin, which is
garrisoned by 12,000 Spaniards, undei
General Lnque. The Spaniards enter
tained Colonel Rowan and his Cuban
companions hospitably.
Sensational Report Regarding West
minster Fire.
New Westminster, B. C, Sept. 15 —
It is generally believed that Sunday's
fire was of incendiary origin. The
1 police have arrested Jack Shepaid, a
farmer, who stated he knew the fire
' would happen. Shepard is considered
mentally unbalanced. He was recently
in jail for a trivial offense, and when
released swore to "do" the town.
! A most sensational story has devel
oped regarding the fire. Two dis
-1 charged prisoners recently threatened
to do up Westminster. On Sunday at
10:30 Mr. and Mrs. Peebles, of West
' minster, saw two hard-looking men
raising a flag on the school building.
At 11 A. M., just half an hour after,
the city was in flames. The flag was
still flying next day, and is now in
1 possession of the city clerk. It is black,
with a skull and orossbones on it.
Two men, who hoisted the flag, asked
Indian Pere Peter to row them across
the river. He refused, but half an
hour after the fire had started the men
were seen paddling over the river, as if
for life. The citizens claim that dis
charged prisoners raised the black flag
as a signal to confederates, who fired
the oity. The greatest excitement pre
vails, and the country is being scoured
for the fiiebug fiends.
I ;Work of • Dynamiter.
Spokane, Wash., Sept.. 15.—A mys
terious attempt was made tonight to (
blow up the Northern Pacific bridge in |
the eastern outskirts of the city. The
1 miscreants wrapped 10 pounds of dyna
mite in a pair of overalls, placed it un
der the bridge, poured oil over the
woodwork and piled up a mass of com
' bostibles. They then fired the bridge.
The blaze was seen by a man living
near by. He scattered the combusti
bles, and in doing so dragged the dyna
mite several feet away from the bridge.
He then started for help and had gone
only a few feet when the dynamite ex
ploded. He was thrown to the ground,
but not severely injured. The fire,was (
1 extinguished before the bridge had been
damaged. There is no clew to the dy
namiters. ■
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Seal Herd Diminishing.
San Francisco, Sept 15.—C. H
Townsend, chief of the division of flat- j
cries, United States fish commission, I
who has been the official inspector ci ■
the seal herd for several years, and a •
member of the recent Behring sea com
mission*, has just returned from an In- J
I spection to«r of the islands. Biaob-\
serrations from year to yeax conclu
sively prove that the herd is rapidly
diminishing in numberw, declining from
10 to 15 per cent each season.
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The Spaniards Overlook the
Americans at Luzon.
Bay* That He Consider* the .Situation at
Manila' ■ Critical—Spaniard*. Ei
; peetln* Aid From Germany.
Manila, Sept. 14. — Rear-Admiral >■•
Dewey Bays he considers the * situation
oritical.} / Ho has asked for an addition-y
al cruiser and a battle-ship. V The
Spaniards ' areert-' that Germany -will J
take *: a coaling station here,' and that';,
Bpain will i retain tho ' remainder of the '■
islands.'■; The last .■ Spanish garrison at
Ilocoß and Lagunet have surrendoied,
and the whole island of Luzon is in the
hands of the .insurgents,,except Manila
and Cavite. Z',^--\: :-/■-'■■'>;■/' :-';'-i- '-■-'/■'.< ;,
; Aguinaldo went to Lelollos on Fri-v
day. He has announced ' his intention ,.
of convening an assembly of the Fili
pinos on September !15 in j order to de
cide upon the policy to be adopted by
the insurgents.
The correspondent here of the Asso
ciated Press has had an interview with ;
Aguinaldo, who said there were 67,000
insurgents aimed with rifles. Ho added ;.
he could raise 100,000 men. Indeed,
the; insurgent leader pointed out the
whole population was willing to fight
foi their independence.
■■ Continuing, Aguinaldo said he , had
9,000 military prisoners, v including -
5,000 in the vicinity of Manila, besides '
civil prisoners. Later Aguinaldo 6aid .-■
the "provisional government" was now ;.
operating 28 ; pioyinces. He asserted ;
that in August he appointed delegates
in proportion to the population. v
f As to the Americans, Aguinaldo re- .
marked that5 he considered them as
brothers; that "the two " sovereign re
publics were allied against a common
enemy.'.'-''' •.
t^ When questioned as to whether the
future of the Filipinos' policy would be
absolute independence, Aguinaldo ex
cused himself from replying, and asked
what America intends to do._
The correspondent being unable to
answer this question, Aguinaldo con
tinued: " -
; " We^ave been fighting • for > inde-';.-■
jjendenoe for a long time. The natives >>
who pfofeaa to favor annexation are in
eincera. It is merely a ruse to ascer
tain American views. „... :■ j*'j*
Asked if the Filipinos would reject
the letention of Manila, Aguinaldo de
olined to answer. "
. "Would the Filipinos object to
Americans retaining a coaling station
if • reoognizing the independence of the :
islands or establishing a temporary
protectorate over them?" .■■■ f*.~-■;;•. '■-'Mte -■■'
Aguinaldo again refused to answer.
Ponding the conolusion lof the assem •.
bly, Aguinaldo said he was confident
there would Vbe no trouble between
America and the Filipinos. The in
surgent leader denied having received a
request from General i Otis and Rear-
Admiral Dewey to withdraw his troops y
to a prescribed ,distance from Manila
and Cavite, and he declined to discuss
the effect of such a request. Aguinaldo ",
further assertod that he had never con
ferred with "the American authorities
since the oapitulation of Manila, and
that he had never authorized the insur
gents to searoh or disarm Americans ;
crossing the line. V*,. ?,; /.,-, ■•j-..-.-.■".■'■:;* ■'.',
-i The correspondent closely questioned
him about last Saturday's incident, 7
when the Pennsylvania troops proceed
ed to establish v a new outpost. The :'■ •
Filipinos objected, and neariy precipi- -
tated hostilities, ordering i. the I Ameri- ♦
cans to withdraw in 20 minutes. They ':
issued : ammunition, . and . intercepted < ■
the American reinforcements. : "i Finally ;
General Halo ordered all the Pen I
vanians to advance and the rebels with
drew. ; ; - J '. >:.'
The local governor has explained that
the incident was a mistake, and has /
repudiated bis subordinates' action.
Aguinaldo declared to ' correspond
ent J that the * Filipino who ■ made ? the •
trouble;. merely ; pretended to be an offi
cer, and is entirely r unconnected with 'fg
the insurgent army. •.: . , - /-■".'.
ri- Aguinaldo complained that the Span- i"
were "disseminating these reports >
for the purpose of fomenting antag
onism between the Filipinos and the
Americans." ':..'"-. '*'■■>:'-. ■■':\^ :\'>:rf-:
>v The whole interview conveyed ; the
impression that Aguinaldo desires abso
lute independence, regarding I the mis
sion of the Amerioans here as accom
plished, and expects : their withdrawal
"just as the Frenoh with ; Lafayette
withdrew after helping the Americans
i in ■ the war of independence, a ; war of ; :
humanity^" ' ".r .\ . . -
][f Just now \ Aguinaldo maintains \ the
role of extreme friendship. , fz' \~ "
fßeit Mine* on American Side. ■„
Vancouver, B. C, Sept?; 12.—Among
I the passengers from \ St. M icbaels on
the steamer Fastnet was T. Tredfold,
who was sent to Alaska by the London
Mining Joof nal Ito examine and report %
on the gold fields. He says that all
the recent rich strikes have been made
on the American side, and little, if
-anything, has been said about them.
Outside of Bonanza creek there is noth
ing to approach them in richness, bat
they are propositions requiring money
toderelop. . . :-
SpaaUh Victories Again.
Madrid, Sept 14.—Captain Annon,
minister of marine, received today an
important dispatch from the Philip
pines, describing a conflict between the
Spanish gunboats and insurgent
flotilla, in which the former success
fully prevented an insurgent landing tap
the Visayms, According to the dis
patch, the insurgents bad live vessels,
•11 of which were sunk. The Spanish
lad no loss, but the telegram asserts
tbat hmdred. of the injnrgenU ars be
lieved to have perished.

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