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VOL. VIII. NO. 36.
What Has Happened in the
Civilized World.
X r....U'l pte Re*iew of th* **W* Of the
fast Seven Days In This and
All Foreign Land*.
" Thjrtv deaths and 470 cases of
fellow fever are reported in Mississippi
" Cob »n sugar planters refuse to lesurao
operations unless guaranteed proper
The Oregon and Washington recruits
nholnv.' been encamped in San Fjan
cicco for some timo are to bo sent to
Ail the furlonghed soldiers of the
UVhiii'tnii battalion and battery A,
Oregon "volunteers, have reported for
(in;v and will be uiiißtered out. .
The health o( the United States^
trilll now in the province of Santiago
Jias ooßsi«lerably improved, not more
than 10 per cent now being on the eick
In association, to be known as the
Lumber Manufacturers' of the Pacific
Coa«t has been formed, and has ad
vanced the price of lumber from $9.50
toflO to =?11 per thousand, cargo de
Proposals for the cession of Porto
Rico and Gwun islands to the United
States and providing for the independ
ence of Cuba will be discussed by the
peace commission in Paris at its next
The American commissioners have
notified the Spanish authorities in
Havana that the United States will
MM entire oontiol, military and gov
ernmental, of Cuba December 1. The
game oontiol will lie exercised in Porto
Hi Co October 18.
A meeting of importance, it is said,
will be held in a few .lays in come
Havana province, of all the command
hb of the Coban army. Gen. Maximo
Gomez will preside. The meeting will
have ei^niticauce. as deciding the
future policj of the Cuban army on the
The great Btrlke at Paris may be ex
tended, and pressure is being put on
unions not affected to join in the move
ment. Forty thousand men are now
sat. Violence h;ia already been resort
ed to in a few cases to cause men etill
■rking to come out. The streets of
Pat is are taking on the appearance of
I'uiilitarv camp. The eoidiers sympa
thize with the strikers.
The a:»nual report of the commis-
Maer of Indian affairs, William I.
Jones, shows a general advancement in
the condition of the "nation's wards."
Education, the ereatjst factor in solv
bgthe status of the Indians, is being
I'U-L'tl forward in the service, aud now
there are 147 well-equipped boarding
schools and an equal number of day
schools engaged in the education of 23,-
KH pupils.
Kansas negro soldiers stationed at
Santiago will be allowed to vote in the
ttate election.
Colonel Tyson, with a detachment ol
N men and 3b officers, has left Brook
lyn for San J«an do Porto liico.
An attempt to compromise the Leech
lake \tmb\e reenlted in failure, as the
Inluiiis refused to join in the confer
€ll re.
Secretary Daysaya tho Paris negotia
tions wiil soon be ended, and tho peace
eommiaeion will finish its work before
•Bfresß meets.
The yellow fever epidemic in Lonisf-
J»MMid to bo of a mild type, and
Ie state board of health has decided
to name it "yellowoid."
Secretary Alger has sent an answer
w the war investigating committeo,
~»a», in the words of one of the com
■■Boiiere, "does not answer."
AMiuhid dispatch gays evacuation
Wl" be ruahed, and Spaniards will be
Jo Porto Rico by next week, and
11 of Cuba by the end of November.
pendent MeKinley and party have
| c to Omaha, where they will be
t? of ti.e Trans-Mississippi exposi-
and participate in the pence jnbi-
Thomas Greenwald, a private in bat
sW ,01 the Seve«th artillery, was
J 1 »nd insUntlj killed while trying
The members of the United States
at, on commiasion gave an elab-
Sna • i on to the members of the
ni-ii evacuation commission at the
aot"l Trocha, Havana.
fj' ie French government ie preparing
o an emergency and has issued special
tow,,! o the garrisons of numerous
atelvV ler the capital t0 BenJ immedi-
m J to Paria 500 infantry each.
*ews baa been received of the find-
WOOO to?i qUartZ at Skaß^going
loc'ati! to the tOn Although the exact
tobll- 1, 8. °traa<le known it-is said
ihe( s r un a ye ellor distance of
"•« Gateway city.
Minor New. l teui!
can^;. Q- Colton, tho noted Ameii
-000 teetT, e agO> had pulled over 00'-
and wa"»u n the Conrße of his practice,
ho 1 f, the fir6t dentißt to use "laugh
agdS i D practice.
R relIbL ßob an Engli6h wrlter
100 booi J, ffairß the author of over
pliia O fp° editor of the Chriitadel-
{ °un.j de a , • rm' llham ' England,
50 froateVr? 5- a loom iv San Piancis::
-^. "cart uippnso ..-.""■-;•'>,>
Che San yxzn Islander.
Quite a number of the Paris strikers
have returned to work.
Manzanillo, Cuba, is now fully con*
trolled by the An erican authorities.
A plan to dismember the republic ot
Switzerland is under discussion in
Twelve men, it is said now, were
killed and 23 wounded in the riot at
Virden, 111.
Mrs. Nancy Geer, wife of the gov
ernor-elect of Oregon, expired suddenly
of heart disease in Omaha.
All Spanish civil courts in Philippine
territory now subject to American con
trol have resumed business.
The transport Rio Janiero sailed from
Manila September 15, with a large
number of sick soldieis for San Fran
The government now has 65 warships
in course of construction. When com
pleted, the United States navy will
rank third.
Secretary Alger has wired Governor
Tanner, of Illinois, placing the Fifth
Illinois volunteer infantry at Tanner's
orders, in case the state militia is in
sufficient to end the coal troubles.
The Spanish mail steamer Reina
Maria Christina has sailed from Ha
vana for Spain with 1,073 officers and
troops, 651 cases of military archives
and a heavy cargo of ammunition.
The government has apportioned the
prize money for the men of our war
ships. Sampson gets the lion's share,
Dewey the next largest sum, while
Schley will receive less than some of
the captains. The men will receive
from |30 to $200 each.
As a result of eating canned lobstera,
shrimps, and clams, two Knights of
Pythias, J. I. Jones and Charles Young,
who live near Rainier, Or., are dead,
and Walter Furrow, of the same lodge
and town, is critically ill from the same
The imperial Chinese government
has granted to the Peking syndicate of
London the right to open and work
mines and to construct and operate
railroads in the empire free from Chi
nese control. This is the first conces
sion ever granted by the Chinese gov
ernment to a toreign syndicate.
The annual report of Land Commis
sioner Hermann estimates that over
11,000,000.000 feet of public timber
has been destroyed by fire daring the
past 25 years. The report says forest
fires form the main subject for the at
tention of the land office, now threaten
ing, as they do, not only the growing
forests but the forest lands whose pro
ductiveness they retard indefinitely.
The report that the treasure of the
khalifa was found at Khartoum and
forwarded to Cairo is without founda
The arrival of imported negroes at
Virden, 111., precipitated a desperate
battle in which 20 men were killed and
Alexandria advices received at Lon
don say that the troops 4vho have just
returned to Khartoum are dying off
like flies from enteric disorders.
Jesse James, jr., son of the notorious
bandit, has been placed under arrest
for complicity in the many train rob
beries in the outskirts of Kansas City.
The anniversary of tiie death of
Charles Stuart Parnell wfb observed in
Dublin with a procession and exercises
at the grave of the home rule leader.
A bluebook has been issued by the
British foreign office, in wihch is pub
lished the correspondence between the
British and French governments on
the Fashoda matter.
Marquis Ito, the Japanese states
man, has expressed the opinion that
the anti-foreign policy recently adopt
ed by China would be modified upon
representations being made by the
An unknown white man was burned
to death in a negro church at La Flore,
Miss, by the negroes, who thought
that because the man was ill he must
be affected with yellow fever. The
church was entirely destroyed.
The Bear Island or Pillager Indians
will surrender, and the threatened
war has bee averted. The recalcitrants
have agreed at a conference to come
into the agency as soon as details of
the terms are arranged.
A terrible experience is ; related -j by
Samuel - Ensign, an yAmerican. He
was deprived of bis liberty for 18 long
years, and I robbed of all his : worldly
possessions, and thrown into a Cuban
dungeon. He finally escaped and - re
turned to bis native land.
Two bloodless uprisings have occur
red at Guam since American t rule wae
established. Both were quickly } quel
led. Spanish prieets incited the na
tives to deeds of violenoe. Tbo Amer
ican flag was hauled down on each oc
casion, but soon replaced by the local
police. A young sailor is now running
things for Uncle Sam. ' ■ ■
A rear-end collision between two O.
R. & N. trains occuired at -Sullivan'i
gulch, near Portland, two engines
were $ wrecked, four box cars smashed
into kindling-wood and the caboose ot^
; the first train wrecked and thrown
! down a steep embankment into the wa
ter. Almost miraculously no lives
: were ; lost The trainmen saved them
selves by jumping. ; • .
The French wheat crop is estimated
at 123,000,000 hectoliters, the largest
since 1874.
Owing to the overproduction of yarn,
the ingrain oarpet spinnerf of i i i th«
Pennsylvania district have decided to
shut down theii mills for an indefinite
period. ', *^
At white lake, near Foreetport,
¥„ a deer hunter while staging mte
took a moving object in the woodi fw
'a deer and fired, killing uwtoatlj tat
lA.vaar.nld man.
Desperate Fight at Virden
With Strikers.
Death* Number Eight, and the List of
Wounded la Large—Union Miners Try
- to Prevent Arrival of Negroes.
Virden, 111., Oct. 14.—The little
town of Virden is comparatively quiet
tonight, after a day of riot and blood
shed, the long-expected clash between
the union miners and imported negioes.
At 12:40 this afternoon a Chicago &
Alton special train, bearing 200 negro
miners from the South, arrived at the
stockade around the Chicago-Virden
Coal Company's mines, and immediate
ly a terrific fight began. The list at 10
o'clock tonight stands eight dead nud
about 18 wounded. The dead are:
Ed Walsh, of Springfield; Frank Bil
yeau. of Springfield; Albert Smith, of
Mount Olive; Joe Kitterly, of Mount
Olive; Ernest Keutner, of Mount Olive;
A. H. Breneman, of Girard; D. H.
Kiley, Chicago & Alton detective; A.
W. Morgan, of Chicago.
For the past two weeks, rumors have
reached Virden daily that a train hav
ing negroes from Alabama would reach
the city, and the Chicago & Alton
depot hag been surrounded day and
night by vigilant miners, determinedly
awaiting their arrival.
Today the Chicago & Alton limited,
due to pass here at 10 o'clock, shot
through en route to Chicago an hour
late, displaying flags on the rear indi
cating that a special was following.
Immediately the word was spread, and
a dense crowd of miners lined the sta
tion platform, while another crowd col
lected at the entranoe of the stockade,
half a mile north of the station. D.
H. Eiley, a Chicago & Alton detective,
stood guard at a switch at the south
end of the station platform to see that
it was not tampered with.
At 12:40 the special train passed,
and signal shots were fired from the
south end of the train, announcing the
special's arrival. Immediately shots
were fired from the moving train and
outside, and the battle was on. A few
moments after the train had passed the
switch where Eiley was stationed, and
while he was talking with two citizens,
he threw up his arms and dropped dead
with a bullet through his brain. He
waa the first man killed.
The train continued to the stockade,
the miners firing into it all along the
route and the negro passengers return
ing the fire.
The moment the train reached the
stockade, the miners opened a desperate
fire with Winchesters, revolvers and
firearms of all descriptions. The ne
groes on the train answered with a
steady fire. The miners and the train
were enveloped in a cloud of smoke,
and the shooting sounded like a con
tinuous volley. Engineer Burt Tigar
received a bullet in the arm and
dropped from his seat. His fireman
seized the throttle, pulled it open, and,
with a jerk, the train was under full
speed, carrying a load of wounded negro
passengers to Springfield. How many
were woqnded is not known. The train
stopped at the stockade but two min
utes. Its departure did not cause the
firing to cease.
The tower of the stockade was filled
with sharpshooters, armed with Win
chesters, and they kept up a steady fire
into the crowd of union miners. E/e
--witnesses say the dead miners were
killed after the train had departed. It
is not known how many men were sta
tioned behind the walls of the stockade,
but an estimate placed it at between
25 and 40. Word was sent to physi
cians in town that their services were
needed at the stockade.
The supply and provision store of the
Chicago-Virden Coal Company is known
as the Climax Trading Company, with
Superintendent J. P. Eyster in charge.
At 2 o'clock, after the firing at the
stockade had subsided, an attack with
out a parallel in the history of the
trouble was made on Eyster in thh
store, on Main street, one block from
the depot, which will probably cost
him his life.
A detail of militia at 10:30 tonight
killed ex-Lieutenant of Police Tom
Preston, of Chicago, at ihe stockade.
He was standing outside the stockade
as guard, the military gave the by
standina miners the command to halt,
and Preston stepped back to the gate.
The militia fired and he was shot in
the stomach. He was carried into the
office in the stockade, where he expired.
Battery D, of Galesbuig, 111., undei
Captain Craig, numbering 160 men, ai
rived here tonight from Pana.
Adjutant-General J. C. Beece said
that Preston was not killed by the
militia. He said that when the guard
at the stockade had dodged into the
entrance at the militia's order of
"hands up," a revolver shot was fired
fiom the darkness *ad Preston fell,
mortally wounded. General Reeee said
the militia did not fire a shot, and
Preston was killed with a revolver by
some one unknown.
The "preßervation of the peace" in
Europe by moansi of fi naviea and stand
ing armiea costa $960,000.000 a year.
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Tob»eoo W»r Bepw.
St Loni.*, Ma, Oct. 14.—Now that
the American Tobacco Company con
trole tb« Drommond plant it is making
ready for a big fight against all inde
pendent factories. A reduction of 10
cents a pound in the leading brand
manufactured by Uw Drummond com
pany will be announced in idyor
Jwa When it becameaarored that the
American Company would buy out
Drummond. a 10 per cent cuf was made
by Liggett * Mffrt.
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American Flag Will Shortly Wave Ovet
San Jnan.
San Juan de Porto Rico, Oct. 14.—
It is officially announced that the Amer
ican flag will be raised over San Jnan
Cctober 18. The joint meeting of the
United States and Spanish evacuation
committees terminated today. Here
after the American commission will
meet privately to settle the final details
of transfer. Today the Stars and
Stripes were raised over Bayamo and
Rio Piedras.
They Planned to Collect Taxes at Man
Santiago de Cuba, Oct. 14.—A dis
patch from Manzanillo says now that
the American flag is flying over that
city, the Cuban element has come to
the surface. The people are seemingly
The mayor and collector had both re
ceived instructions not to turn over
their office to the Americans, except
under protest and in the presence of the
consul and notary. In the office of the
collector was found a cable message
from Senor Montero, the chief of cus
toms at Havana, notifying him that the
military occupation of the Americans
was not to affect the civil administra
tion, which is still under the autono
mous government, and to remit regu
larly all funds to Havana by a trusted
messenger. The mayor, or alcade, had
similar instructions from the minister
of justice. But Colonel Ray, the
American military commander at Man
zanillo, is not the man to stand non
sense. He immediately suspended the
protesting officials and temporarily ap
pointed others. Not a cent, however,
was found in the treasury.
."„'■■ Major-Geneial Henry Lawton, gov
ernor fof the military \ department of
Santiago, left Santiago for the United
States today on the Michigan, accom
panied by his aids. ;-• N ; ;' V '^
i Thirty cannon captured at the torts
and in the trenches are now ready for
shipment to the United States. The
proposed plan is to give to 15 of the
principal cities of the country two guns
each as trophies, to be placed in posi
tions of honor in the public parks.
Terrible Experience or a California
. Parly in the NorthV
Vancouver; B. C, Oct. 14.— E. C.
Peok has returned from the Peace river
and Edmonton-trail district. He re
potts strikes on Peach river averaging
$20 per day per man, and is confident
that enormously rich finds will be made
higher up where the river has not been
explored. ~1 The Edmonton trail will yet
unfold many stories of suffering. The
Eergin party from California, 20
strong, went in in July, 1897, and
reached Fort Graham in July, 1898.
Forty-nine out of 50 horees starved to
death, and the men were reduced to
want and terrible Buffering. Many
deaths have occurred on the Edmonton
'trail. Of one party of six one died of
scurvy, two were drowned, and after a
year's suffering thiee have ■ reached
Klondike. He did not ascertain the
names but knew that a large number
of fatalities had occurred. The party
of six referred to were from the East
ern states. /- ";^:..> ' :\ '-■ '-■■■ ';:-y: .'"■
The Clash Which la Causing Trouble In
the Dark Continent. ,
London, Oct. —A prominent mem
ber of the French ( embassy |in i London
expressed these views today: r
x"The advent of i the \ French and
British on the Upper Nile ought not to
be regazded as the meeting of opposing
policies, which necessarily.exclude one
another, but as thei clash of commercial
interests which should: be carefully de
fined": and embodied in a permanent
agreement -' .. r - 'f. ■/ • ' ■•
:"The war which has not " been pro
voked by the question -of Egypt will
certainly not break out over the Upper
Nile question. The issues at Fashoda
will be settled.in a friendly manner. '
The Partly Completed Tourist Hotel
. ''■,: '■:;'■ .:■ ■ • Destroyed. : ; ■. " _', ' J
Taooma, Wash., Oct.l3.—The Tour
ist hotel, under ; : construction by the
Northern Pacific Land z. Company, was
burned tonight. Officials^of the land
company say the V building cost \asr it
stood $470,000, and place % the loss at
$200,000, with -y : no insurance. It was
the purpose of the land company to
make this one of the finest t hotels in
the country, and |it : would % have > oost
complete over $1,000,000. The hotel
commanded one of | the finest sites 'i, in
the city, overlooking Puget sound.
To Extend Cabairßalliiray.^" «,
V; Washington, Oct. 14. — Secretary
Alger will recommend * to congress that
the existing railway system in Cuba be
extended so as to form a ! line running
d irectly from j Cape Maysi, at the east
end of the island, to Cape Antonio, at
the western extremity..
;, ■:■■''■'-■:■: Bpal»';Threatens to Interfere. :i
??; Madrid, Dot. 14.—The Spanish gov
ernment announces its intention to
maintain a strong force of troops in
Cuba until the treaty of peace with
the United States ia, definitely signed.
Immediately after peace is signed the
cortes will be convened and measures
dealing with the reorganisation .of the
departments submitted to parliament.
Seizure Vu Illegal.
Kew York, Oct 14.—Deputy Quar
termaster Kimball has received orders
from the war department to return the
Spanish prise steamer Mexico to her
owners, the Spanish line. The Mexico
rwill 7«irylßtorwl«d Porto Bieo, and
will then be taken to Havana, to be
turned ovei to her owners. She will;
•all from New York the last of this
week. The Mexico waa seised in the
port of Santiago when the - city surren
dered, and will be returned on tbt
wound that b^r «tf*f wm HlegaU ,
tlneutal Europe.
Washington, Oct. 18.—Special re
ports from United States Consul John
son, at Amoy, and Consul Fowler, at
Che Poo, show an enormous increase of
the foreign trade of China, and point
out the great value of that part of it
originating in the Dnited States. Last
year the volume of trade exceeded that
for 1896 by 83,000,000 taels, a tael be
ing reckoned at 78.9 cents.
The value of the United States' trade
in China represented 15 per cent of the
total, being more than double tiie
whole German trade, and second only
to Great Britain. As Consul Fowler
puts it, "the valne of United States ex
ports to China is greater than that of
all Continental Europe, and the Rus
3ias. European and Asiatic." His fig
ures show that last year the exoe»
amounted to 820,281 taels, but these
figures, he says, are entirely too small,
for, owing to the Chinese method ol
keeping treasury statistics, a large pro
portion ot the goods coming from the
United States are entered hs from other
countries* Consul Johnson says that
kerosene no longer holds first place in
the exports from the United States to
China. Cotton goods is the most valu
able line of trade, and 40 per cent ol
the exports of the cotton from the
United States went to China last year,
the \alue being over $7,000,000.
Explains Plan ot Campaign
to Board of Inquiry.
The Reasons for Selecting Tampa as •
Base and Canae of Delay in '■■■£
',-'[■' Embarking. ■•'"-;
Washington, Oct. 18.—Secietary Al
ger's reply to the questions submitted
by the commission appointed -by the
president to investigate the conduct of
the war ;° department in the war j with
Spain was made t public today. The
secretary of jwarieplied to the several
questions as follows: ,
First—What was ' the plan ;of " cam
paign decided upon $ immediately, after
the declaration of war? Was it decided
to more at once on Havana, or that the
campaign should be postponed until
the autumn? "
Answer—lmmediate blockade by the
navy of the important ports of Cuba,
as directed by the president's proclama
tion; The holding of troops at points
nearest to Cuba, to be available in any
emergency which might arise, and es
peoiaUy to be ready for ;prompt assist
ance in case the operation of | the navy
should;,make, the use of :- land forces
necessary or desirable. Early in May
a plan was partially matured to land a
force at Mariel, a point about 26 miles
west of Havana, reports having been re
ceived that in its immediate vicinity
were high grounds, well watered and
suitable for camping troops preparatory
for a movement upon Havana later, if
it was deemed advisable; the thought
being that possibly an assault might
be made upon the forces defending that
city before the rainy season set in. Or
ders were issued to move on May 19,
but subsequently the / plans were
changed on account of further informa
tion that there would ;be great danger
to the health of the troops; in that
vicinity, and also on account of the un
certainty of the movements of the ene
my's fleet. It was then determined to
keep the forces in the United States at
points as near Cuba as possible, for im
mediate embarkation should an emer
gency arise. : The Santiago campaign
proved to be that emergency. It may
be added further that it was believed,
after consultation with medical author
ities, that troops camping in Southern
states during - the summer would be
come somewhat acclimated for their
servioes in Cuba.
Second — When ? was the Santiago
campaign determined upon?
; Answer—The Santiago campaign was
made necessary by the presence of Ad
miral Cervera's fleet in ■■ tiago har
bor, but • had previouslyJ been • contem
plated as one point on the coast where
a : recohnoissance .in • force 4was to be
made to ascertain the strength of ; the
enemy in the different localities in
Eastern Cuba. The immediate destruc
tion t; of 5 Admiial 'i Cervera's fleet was
necessary, and to enable the navy to
accomplish this, the imilitary, force un
der Major-General Shafter was directed
to move at once <on the city j and prov
ince of Santiago. This movement was
hastened by reason of "a telegram re
ceived from Admiral Sampson, June 7,
stating that he had rx>i£ barded the forts
at Santiago June 6 and silenced the
works quickly", and if 10,030 men were
there the city and J fleet could be cap
tured within 48 hours. It is proper to
state that, after the date of this mes
sage, the Spanish garrison was largely
reinforced. .: 7 The opinion *of Admiral
Sampson was doubtless correct at the
time. Tohe troops sailed from Tampa
June 14, 1808, with 16,988 officers and
men. v
Third —Why was Tampa selected as
the base of operations? >
Answer —On account of the shipping
facilities at that point and its compara
tive short distance from CubaV render
ing any move of the troops possible on
short '} notice as the progress of v tho
blockade or any other condition ~ might
require. ...
Fourth —Why were summer: camps
organized at Fernandina, Jacksonville
and Tampa?
- Answer-^All of the ; early camps in
the South were ■; selected : with special
regard for the health of ; the troops and
their convenience for prompt movement
by rail and water. The camp at Fer
nandina was organized on | the recom
mendation of • the major-general com
mand ing :*; the army. The camp at
Jacksonville was selected on the recom
mendation of Major-Geneial Lee, com
manding tbe Seventh army corps. i ':^A
permanent camp was.never.- contem
plated at Tampa. •' - , "■. / "
Fifth—When was tbe - Porto Rico
campaign determined upon?.;
--; Answer—The Porto J Rico V campaign
had been long under consideration; and
the orders -to carry it oat were issued
June 24, 1898.
Sixth —Why were the troops held in
transports after embarkation at Tampa
and not peimitted to sail for seveial
da7B? :":
:-; Answer — were held on trans- n
ports after embarkation at Tampa on
account ; of advices received from Com
modore Remey that "Spanish crniaer,
second-class, and Spanish torpedo de
stroyer were seen by Eagle, Nicohlas
channel, Cnba; destroy convoy."
Affray »t Camp Vkttlw.
Hnntsville, Ala., Oct. 18.—One sol
dier was killed, two fatally wounded
and two seriously wounded at Camp
Wheeler today. Soon after the arrival
of the Tenth cavalry, one of tbe mem
bers was arrested by a provost guard
for disorderly- conduct, and an •ttempt
was made by his comrades to release
him. One wan shot, whereupon negroes
in the train seised arms and the shoot
ing became general. Three Tenth cav
alrymen .were wounded, two of them
*"..',,' ' • *" '-. -~
Warner Miller Says Congress Fsvori
the Measure.
Denver, Colo., Oct. 18.—Hon. War
ner Miller, of Ilerkimer, N. V., has ar
rived here to attend the annual meet
ing of the Nicaragua Canal Company,
of which he is president.
"The canal is going to be built," he
Baid in an interview today. "That
question was practically settled by the
Spanish war and the long journey of
the Oregon."
"Do you think congress will take
hold of the matter promptly?" he wae
"There is no doubt about it in my
mind," said Mr. Miller. "Friends of
the measure claim that a large majority
of both houses favor the construction of
the canal, and I think the time hae
come when action oan no longer be
postponed. Dirt will fly shortly after
the end of the next session of congress.
That is my prophecy, and 1 think 1
ought to know what I am talking
Spanish Steamers at Manila Given
American Registry.
Manila. P. L. via San Francisco,
Oct. 13.—1n accordance with an order
issued from the office of the captain of
the port of Manila, permitting vessels
legistered as Spanish property to carry
the flag of the United States, and en
titling them to protection as American
property, provided there could be
shown a bill of sale of each of such
vessels regularly authenticated by the
United States consul, three steamers,
the Germania, El Cano and Nuestra
Senor del Carmen,have come under the
Amerioan flag and are now plying be
tween Manila and other points in the
archipelago. These three vessels were
among those known during the seige as
the "refugee" steamers, to which refu
gees from Manila were sent. It is ex
pected that others will soon be put an
jer the American flag.
The dispatch-boat Bulucan, one of
the two Spanish naval vessels sunk in
the Pasig river the day the city wae
captured, has been raised, and it is
expocted that she will soon be ready
for service.
Bear Islanders Intrenched and Prepar-
Ing to Resist.
Minneapplis.Oct —The Journal's ■
staff correspondent; at Cass lake wires
j that : Indian ; runners from the south j
passed here in the night, going north,
and- from them information of a more
serious ■ nature than anything heard
heretofore was obtained. The: hostiles
at Bear island have already learned
! that General Bacon intends attacking
I them within 48 hours, and are busily
preparing to resist The Indians are
I well posted-on everything that goes on
| at Walker agency. f They > are strongly
! entrenched, and have i sent ; out > insult
j ing messagesi to 'I the whites. ; Their
runners are busy r urging reinforce-
I ments. There have passed down the
waterways to Leech lake in the past
! three days as many Indians as there
! have soldiers come in on the railroad.
| It is estimated by wood men thatihere
'■ are at least 500 reds who ;- will ". become
hostiles :on the slightest enoourage
i ment who are now within striking dis
| tance of Leech lake dam.
I : . High Mountain DlscoTered. -_•
I Seattle, Oct 13.—The G. H. Eld
redge geological survey i party, which
has just returned from the Cook inlet
country, is declared to have discovered
the highest mountain •in ; North Amer
ica. :s The peak, which towers far
above Mount St Ellas, is situated in
| Alaska to the right of the Bushitna
river. . , -- - . . ;
■'• The 1 government : | topographer, it is
said, took triangulations for the eleva
tion, ascertaining by scientific calcula
tion the exact height of the peak, which.
be declared to be more than 20,000
feet. * i
The mountain was named Bullshea, I
a word spoken in exclamation by the '
Indian guide of the party on first be-'
holding Che wonderful peak. The'
members of the survey are reported to (
have expressed the opinion that an as- •
cent of Bullshea would be almost im
possible, so steep are its aid—.
The exports for the third quarter of
the present year from the southern half,
|of Germany to the United State* an
officially totaled at $8,541,632. or $1,-,
190.MS in excess of amount for the,
I oorretponding qoarte» la«t Tear I
Soldiers Seize a Train at
Camp Hamilton.
Dead ■ Man's Companion* Swear Ten-
K««no«, and Attempt a Ljnohlng ' ■•'
— Kzeltlnar Nlcht at Lextucton.
v'; Lexington,; Ky., Oct. 12.— a re
•hlt of the killing of a private in the
Twelfth New York regiment by Provost
Guard Kitchen last night, 300 or 400
members of that regiment formed a
mob tonight and seized a train at Camp
Hamilton, with the intention of com
ing to town on Jtj and raiding the
county jail for the purpose of taking
Kitchen out and lynching him. Gen
eral Wiley and Colonel Wood - were
quickly notified of the uprising, and
they suppressed the mob by the most
radical and prompt action. The out
break was net unexpected, and the jail
was heavily guarded. The provost
guard in the city was also double*
and things are now quiet, at midnight
The rioting tonight was the sequel
not only of the fatal fights last night,
but also of the drunken carousals that
have been going on since pay day.
Last night there were two killed and
two wounded, and a lynching was nar
rowly prevented. The drinking and
disorderly conduct is not xin Camp
Hamilton, but in the city, when the
men get off on leave of absence. -
Private Hefferman, of the Twelfth
New York, was last midnight killed by
Provost Guard Alvin Kitchen, of the
Third Kentucky, while the former was
running away from a fight he had been
in at a dive, and he refused to halt
when Kitchen called to him to do so.
Kitchen fired twice at Hefferman, the
second shot being fatal. The soldiers
are still ; desperately enraged at the
provost guard for chasing them with
weapons, when they are in the city,
and threatened others as well as Kit
chen. Private Bailey, who was also
shot while in the oity last night by the
provost guard, is suffering terribly from
the effects of the wound in his thigh,
and is in a serious oondition. The
two colored immunes who were shot in
camp ' yesterday when . Sergeant Green
was killed by Corporal Edwards are;
resting easiei tonight. There is more
excitement in Lexington tonight than
at any time since the troops were
brought here. . \»
When the 7:30 L. & N. train started
to town from Camp Hamilton,' a crowd
of 800 members of the Twelfth New
York reigment was at the depot to
board it. They were armed, and were
coming to town to try to get Alvin.
Kitchen from jail and shoot him. Tho
operator at the station wired to the di
vision headquarters in the camp the
facts, and General Wiley wired back
instructing the train to be held. He
sent a battalion to the scene of the
trouble, under Captain Holbrook, ad
jutant-general on General Wade's staff.
Captain Holbrook ordered all peaceful
soldiers to return to the camp.
The Sixth Massachusetts regiment
was placed as special guard around
Camp Hamilton. -
Later a report reaohed camp that the
mob was forming in town. : --^
The entire One Hundred and Sixtieth
Indiana regiment was sent to town ■;
about 11 o'clock. A «uard of 5 men
has been placed around the jail, and
jailers and deputies, armed with Win
chesters, are protecting the prisoners.
Kitchen is badly scared, and fears he
will be lynched.
Kitohen will unquestionably get the
death sentence. When he shot Dyren -
he was under orders not to have his
ssun loaded. It is said Colonel Leonard,
Df the Twelfth New York, was the prin
jipal promoter of the mob. The matter
will be thoroughly investigated to
morrow. ; ;
Fopeka Arrives at Port Townitnd With
K\ Many Men and Little Gold. " ;
Port Townsend, Wash?,? Oct. 12.—
I The steamship Topeka arrived tonight
I from Alaska, bringing about 24 pass«n
--! jers from the various northern mining •
jistricts.?;Man> of the Topeka's pas
sengers 7 are ■* from ' Dawson, but they.;
bring : bat little % money with £ them. ■■;
They 4 left i ■ Dawson September 23 and
came up tne river on the steamer Flora.
Ex-Mayor W. D. Wood, of Seattle, who
was aboard i the Flora, : when part { : way .
up the river fell oyerboard and came
near being drowned. A life buoy was
thrown him, and he wasi picked
'% L. 8. Ailes brings 1 glowing leports of
the J Forty-Mile district. '; ; A Bock
Island company has a complete
hydraulic plant at the month of Forty-
Mile creek, which will be transported :■
to ? the I boundary, S miles from the
month of the creek,/ on ; the ioe this •;
winter and placed in operation early in
the spring. This company has 13 acres.:
of placer ground, on which men with
rockers have been making from $5 to
$10 per day, the rockers working only
a few cubic feet per ? <layv? while this
plant will i have a capacity of r sereral
hundred feet. " J :: - '.' ■•'*&&
: Returning Klondikers report consid
erable thieving along the river. Caches
and tenU are; being looted of supplies
by parties who are trying to work their
into Dawson without money.
Several parties have been robbed of their
entire outfits and nave boen compelled
to return. The weather was turning
cold, and it is thought that ere this
navigation will be closed. Several
boats have alieiadybeen?hauledont of
the water.
Borne, Oct. IS.—Owing to ItalyV
i financial strait*, minister of ma
rinehM renounced the sweeping naval
programme, involving an expenditure
of Mo,ooo,ooolire;and,will-be|iatit^
ted with a naval credit,

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