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VOL. VIII. NO. 39.
OF THE WEEK
What Has Happened in the
Civilized World.
GIVEN IN THE PRESS DISPATCHES
4 romi^e ReTlew of the Hew. of th.
" r L. Soren Days In Thl* and
Ali Foreign Lands.
The departure of troops tor Cuba has
JnVt,*ned. Yellow jack has
caused the delay.
' r ,, r ,l Kio Jcl Pinar, chief rival of
. 11 ,ii,, has been arrested on a
ffnVot 'having disregarded the au
[hontv of the insurgent dictator.
The United States of Central Amer
:', tlienew republic, lias sprung into
•J It ie composed of three countries,
lionJuras, Salvador and Nicaragua.
It is the intention of the adminietra
tion to urge the construction of the
Nicaragua canal by government aid, in
,',,',.;, U1 ,v with the concession of the
Maritime Canal Company. .
Rear-Admiral Dunce's retirement on
December 25 will make Rear-Admiral
Deweythe senior officer of the navy,
w ,l if congress revives the grade of ad
mini, a 9 desired by Secretary Long
bis appointment to that rank will fol
io, without any further jumping.
A ca=h indemnity will be demanded
of ?[.ain, and the United States will
insist upon being reimbursed for every
dollar expended directly or indirectly
on .',' vomit of the war. A general bal
■Hiceol accounts is to be struck and the
indemnity will be deducted from the
sum allowed for the Philippines.
The raurdei of a prospector named
Botleau, on the Ashcroft-Glenora trail
tuts been reported to the provisional
police. The murderer is variously
known as T. Wilson, McGregor and
McGraw. The killing was the culmina
tion of several weeks of quarreling, in
,<.,•...! by privation and disappointment
on that desolate trail.
A dispatch to the Herald from Ha
vana says no decision lias yet been
reached by the. commissioners regard
ing the date of evacuation. One or two
communications have passed on minor
agreements as to the day when Spanish
sovereignty in the island shall cease.
The Spaniards, however, will again be
ordered to Ret out by January 1.
Four privates of (he Nineteenth in
fantry, who were left at Fort Wayne
when the regiment went South, were
badlF injured b.r an explosion of pow-
I ier which they were transferring from
the basement of the.gruadhouse for
transhipment to the regiment in Porto
Kicn. The nun are Fred Fisher, Archie
Miller and Robert Lavall. It is be
lieved the powder was ignited by a
spark from a cigarette, which a soldier
wag Bmoking.
I'orto Ricans, it is said, will demand
territorial rights.
The new French premier has succeed
ed in forming a cabinet.
•Agricultural experiment stations are
to be established in Alaska.
A com pan of Chinese naval reserves
i." to he formed in Philadelphia.
According to Pension Commissioner
Enns the war has cost the United
States 3,000 lives to date.
The Paris exposition has granted
America extra floor space, and the
allotment now amount* to 210,000
square feet.
A dispatch to the Herald from San
tiago, Chile, announcers that the pro
tocol on the Puna do Aloala dispute has
been signed. This settles the Chile-
Argentine dispute.
Governor Lord, of Oregon, has ap
pointed Hollister D. McGuire state flab
commissioner, in accordance with an
Hot creating the office, passed by the
special session of the legislature. The
appointment is for four years.
„T he former Spanish cruiser, the
■aria Teresa, which was sunk during
Qe ">'■" with Cervera's fleet and
™«?w under the direction of -' Naval
instructor Hobson. has sailed from
"■tnera for Hampton roads. : ; j
Jt is rnmored that the United States
bought Samana bay, Santo Domin-
P. ami will establish a coaling station
„'' c" ,Samaua bay is a deep inlet in
«• hern coast of the island and is
10"redirect route to Porto Rico.
■ Apposition being considered by
S^Cfsaenibiy is the division of
O-il 1'^ 0 four Btates, to be called
S' < amaguey, Las Villas and Oc
ofcl Between the proposed states
as, TT ey and Las Villas would be
eial f i , huid which would be a spe
tiem'fral district or territory where
«lf»it..l would be built, a new in
nd own [or this specific purpose.
oont S annUUl report Jamea A- D°
«eain'llT rVlßing "BPectox-generalVbl
*^oat, states that the total num-
U. in in a, Cci, len. to steamships result
-31 T ossof !ue during the year: was
««i'incr P ! feSnltantloßa of lifo was 288,
•' 100 n f °!T! he laßt Pilous year
*eu»™ and 100 lives lost 84 were pas-
Bnml* r of 199 crews- The estimated
InisS' r ssen ß's carried on vessels
Bervice during
Stnd Ml""^"-« item.. i\
■nanimon ,° f Dar^ mo«th college have
'mou.lv voted to abolish basing, ?j
«Her *• avis ' who died in Dor-S
ete*'uer th ! lty ' Md- leered the first'
John « °rOgSed Uke E"e. I
SQl*rior'* ' the dlBc <>verer of Lake
br »ted hi i?!*? Wealth- has nßt oelo
- 94th birthday in Cleveland.
X-J.*Urf°r aleai >Morri B l^
Hr'f* 6 h «^e and sire,
% for 149.00? ] d to William C VVhit*
Cbe San luan Islander.
FRIDAY HARBOR, SAN JUAN COUNTY, WASHINGTON, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1898.
LATER NEWS.
LATER NEWS.
Western railroads have been enjoined
from excluding Pueblo steel from Pacific
coast points.
The transport Panama, which was
reported lost with SOO lives, has arrived
safely in Havana.
Germany's exports for the first nine
months of the fiscal year showed an in
crease of 58,659,000 marks over 1897.
The newly-organized French cabinet
announces that it will suppoit the
court of cassation in the revision of the
Dreyfus case.
Several companies of native troops in
the Vißayas islands rebelled. Thay
were pursued and several were killed.
The rebellion is ended.
In a speech delivered at Worcester,
Mass., Senator Hoar, of Massachusetts,
expressed himself strongly opposed to
the policy of expansion.
Russiahas declined to support France
in the Fa shod a affair, fearing that a re
opening of the Egyptian question would
interfere with her tremendous task in
China.
Action has been taken by the admin
istration looking to the maintenance of
the status quo with respect to the con
cession of the Maritime Canal Company
for the construction of the Nioaraguan
canal.
M. tmtaine, of Minneapolis, who
has just returned from the Stickeen
route, says be has discovered rich dig
gings on an unexplored creek on the
Hootalinqua river. He shows a quan
tity of coarse gold as evidence.
The war between England and France
has been a vetted. A general and satis
factory arrangement is said to have
been effected in relation to the disputed
Fashoda question. An official note has
been issued on the subject in which the
British government announces that the
situation is ameliorating.
The navy department has practically
decided to abandon wrecking opera
tions under existing contracts on the
cruisers Cristobol Colon, Vizcaya and
Almirante Oquendo, near Santiago,
which have become enormously ex
pensive to the government. A Swedish
company has applied for permission to
raise the sunken vessels.
The war department has issued a
general order for the movement of
troops to Cuba. The first troops will
leave on or about November 22, and
will comprise a brigade under Briga
dier-General Carpenter. The brigade
will be taken from the Seventh army
corps. The brigade will be sent to
Neuvitae, Puerto Principe.
The business portion of Divide, Colo.,
has been wiped out by fire.
The Sixth Virginia regiment, com
posed of negroes, has mutinied, and
refuse to serve under white officers.
Frightened settlers are flocking in
droves out of the Izee country in East
ern Oregon, fearing more Indian out
breaks.
The transport Peru has arrived in
San Francisco with 15 sick soldiers
from Manila. Fifteen hundred sick
men are reported among the troops in
the Philippines.
The monthly statement of govern
ment receipts and expenditures shows
that the receipts for the month of Oc
tober amounted to $89,680,061, and the
disbursements to 153,982,276.
Seven Californians lost their lives in
a disaster in the north. The party
wandered from the trail while en route
to the Atlln gold fields, and unwitting
ly walking into quicksands in a swamp.
All were engulfed.
The monthly circulation statement of
the controller of the currency shows
that the total amount of national bank
notes in circulation October 81, 1898,
was $239,546,281, an increase for the
month of $4,189,831, and an increase
for the year of $9,499,916.
The annual report of the general su
perintendent of the railway mail serv
ice shows J;hat at the close of the year
there were 8.074 clerks employed, and
that with the closed pouch and express
pouch service the grand total of miles
traveled in the service was 285,665,848.
General Leonard Wood, governor of
the military department of Santiago,
authorises the statement that there has
not been a case of yellow fever in San
tiago city during the last 60 days, and
that the ordinary sickness during the
same 60 days has been 90 per cent less
than was usual at this season of the
year.
The monthly statement of the public
debt shows that at the oloseof business
on October 8U 1898, the debt, less net
cash in the treasury, amounted tosl,
--110.966,922, an increase for the month
of $43,487,717. The increase is ao
counted for by the issue during the
month of about $86,680,000 of the new
8 per oent bonds, and a decrease of
about $7,238,000 in the cash on hand.
War between England and Russia is
declared to be imminent. The war
ships at Wei-Hai-Wei have cleared for
action as a result of the seizure by Rus
sia of the town of Niu Chuang, China.
A strong fleet of Russian warships has
assembled at Port Arthur. British
government officials claim that Russia
has taken advantage of the Fasboda
crisis to forward her aims in the Far
East Non-resistance means loss to
Great Britain of the strategic point of
Manchuria.
American pulp making machinery ia
gaining considerable headway ia Scan
dinavia.
George Wilson Phillips, agod 79,
who invented most of the machinery
which was used in the fin* match fac
tory in the country, tfied at his home
in Springfield, Masa,
Trouble at Fort Worth, Tea., between
white** and black* ow politics cul
minated in a fight la Which Hope
Adams, independent candidate for
sheriff, wm shot and killed.
WILL CROSS IDAHO
New Railroads for the Inland
Empire.
PROGRESS OF THE 0. R. & K.
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Eight LfttM or Railroads Projected In
■;,: ; Oregon, Washington and Idaho .
;: -" ;" = —Capital 93,000,000. v *
Portland, Or., Not. 4.—lncorpora
tion articles of more than usual sig
nificance were filed yesterday in i the
office of the county; clerk of Multno
mah; county I and 1 secretary of state at
Salem. ; - The articles incorporate a ' new!
concern, to be known as the Clearwater
Valley Railroad Company, with an au
thorized capital of 13,000,000, for the
purpose of | building and operating sev
eral hundred miles of railroad and tele
graph Hues in Oregon, Washington and
Idaho. The incorporators are: '-, W. H.
Kennedy, chief engineer of the O. R.
& N. Co.; G.W. Mulks, acting general
auditor, and J. C. Havely and Charles
Steele, who are connected ; with the en
gineer, department of the O. R. & X.
The wing lines are sped :
; From a point in the state of Idaho to
or near the junction of | the Clearwater
river with the Snake river, and thence
on the most eligible route < along the
valleys of the Clearwater river j and of
the mouth and middle fotks of the same
to a point on the boundary line between
Idaho | and „ Montana to or near Lolo
pass, with a branch leaving said line
from some suitable point in the valley
of the Clearwater river on the south
fork, and extending through Cam as
prairie to the town of Mount Idaho.
A : line from a point in the state of
Oregon to or near the mouth of the
Grand Ronde river, and thence along
the valley 4 of the Grand Ronde river
to the mouth of the Wallowa river.
■ A line from a point at or neai the
town of ; Baker City, Or., thence in a
general easterly direction to Powder
river, and ,thence along Powder river
to its junction with Snake river.
A line from a point in the state of
Oregon on Snake liver, near the mouth
of Pine creek, thence up * Pine creek
and across the -divide to a point on the
Powder river. "
A line from some suitable point on
Snake river, in Oregon, thence by some
feasiDie route to what is known as the
Seven Dcvi mining i. region, in Idaho.
A line from a point on Snake river,
near the mouth of • Salmon ■: river j in
Idaho, thence up Salmon river to its
head.-;: .;.'■■ /. -V-v"./' ":.-y ■<;":'*■■; "'. "S"k
■A line from a point at or near the
town of Moscow, in Idaho, thence in a
southerly direction to some suitable
point on Clearwater river. ; *
This is understood to be another step in
a big scheme of development for ' the
Inland Empire. The line up the Clear
water is the chief of those projected in
these incorporation ; articles, and it
gives name to the company. ' Starting
from Lewiston, at the junction of the
Clearwater and Snake rivers, to which
point the O. B. &. N. does not now
have a road, , implies I the construction
of the long-contemplated \ line up the
Snake river from the Riparia crossing,
at least, and \ probably from 'Wailula.
Aiming for the Lolo pass, on the Mon
tana boundary line, gives color *to the
speculation about the ;O. R. &-N. ■ a
entering Montana, and expanding into
a vast system of transportation. ; The
other lines mentioned are of minor im
portance, though they will be of great
value as developing agents for the min
ing and agricultural sections of the
Columbia basin, through which thY
will pass. The way fis open in every
case for connection *x with the O. R. &
N. system. '-\;j:~-~':. ':--■■-.. ■'-.'• ;■ , - „-,/
| The conviction that this is something
more than a paper railroad scheme
gives special significance to the.new
incorporation. :u, The O. R. & N. is en
joying its full share of ; the ■ prosperity
of the Northwest, and is ;in_: shape for
extending ; its lines into new. j territory.
It is managed on the broad plan that to
develop the country's resonrces ?is- to
bring grist to its own mill r and it is
pursuing that plan : with energy and in
telligence. A few J months ago a com
pany was incorporated for building up
the Snake river from Wallula to Lew
iston, and the present -; incorporation
comes in logical sequence. As to the
time when actual construction will be
begun, no informaion is given out.
CARAVAN ATTACKED
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Brigand Ward* of Italy Murder S«T«ral
% Wrench Soldiers. .
London, Nov. 4.—The Rome corre
spondent of the Daily Mail says: The
government'^ has | received ; I news - from
Massowah, in the Red sea, that 1,000
Danakils, members of a ibe under
Italian protection, recently attacked a
caravan near Jibutil, on the west coast
of the golf of i Adee, belonging to the
Abyssinian envoys who were turning
from Paris to the" court of the Emperor
{Menelik, of Abyssinia with M. La
sjarde, the representative of the French
government, and the late governor of
Obok. The Danakils, who ocenpy the
territory between Obok and the monn
tains of Abyssinia, killed four French
soldiers and seiaed 800 camels, 4,000
rifles, a large quantity of ammunition
and valuable gifts intended for the
aesus. " ■" • " r.«T^^
It is feared that the result will be
complications with France, Rossi* «nd
Abyssinia. .
t« *—*• *** •* *•* "•*^ Mls* .
Chicago, No*.
of this city. haa requested **»• J£f£
Transportation Company to •***£*
teaming the fate of her fa**^"*"
aha believes was murdered and robbed
STtbe Abaka* •*»£**- *£*
left Chicago be had ♦4.000 with him.
a»d bought his outfit, boat and mining
starting lor th« Klondike. ;:^f^^
EUROPE IS ALARMED.
A Protest Against Taking; the Philip
■■"■•; pines—A Case of Jealousy. ; ■
•^: London, Nov. 4;— The Berlin corre-
BponJent of the Standard, says: Russia
and : another power are credited with
the intention of intimating to Washing
ton that the annexation of - the V Philip
pines must be preceded ; by; a,; common
agreement on future action in " certain
circumstances. The :German papers
express their feeling very frankly. The
Hamburgisohe Corresponded says: 7
: "The United States ' is conducting
the peace negotiations as it conduted
the war. The mask of humanity is be
ing 5 gradually dropped, reveal the
brutal hand; of strength. When the
protocol was signed not a foot of Phil
ippine y soil -. was *in American : hands.
President MoKinley demands the com
plete surrender only because victory in
the forthcoming elections depends upon
it. The American demand,- however,
is less > a blow to Spain than to the
European powers, which ; seem desirous
of selecting naval stations in the Phil
ippines." .. -•. ;\- : :;-■ I -"-"- ;.-- :
--: * The Boersen Courier admits that the
j powers have no cause for interfering,
but urges them to ' watch American
expansion with jealous eyes. The Na
tional Zeitung says: ; 7 ; : \
. "If Spain can ' obtain compensation
sufficient to cover the Philippine islands
and Cuban debts, she will be better ofl
without the islands. Looking to ■ the
commercial and strategical value of the
Philippines, we should not be surprised
at resistence on the part of some of the
powers. " Moreover, it is evident that
the inhabitants will not calmly acqui
esce in American annexation.";!
' The Frankfurter Zeitung thinks that
after the elections, the American com
missioners are likely to make some con
cessions, since the chief question is
rather how to conquer the Philippine
islands from the inhabitants than how
to overcome Spain's resistance. •
." A French Editor's View. ;
Paris, Nov. —Soleil today, com
menting editorially upon the position
assumed by the American peace com
missioners, says:
--: "No : monarohial government would
have dared to conduct itself after the
fashion of the Americans, who are for-*
ever talking so much of right and lib
erty. The plan of the Americans is
now evident. It is to take all Spain's
colonies and leave Spain the debts of
all those colonies. This is the result of
the bold war undertaken to insure the
independence 'of the Cubans. What
base hypocricy do these liberals, these
democrats, and these republicans
show." -. ."• ' - : '•'• ;
WRECK OFF MAYSI.
Loss of a Government '■ Transport Re
, ' ported In Santiago.
New York, Nov. 4—Advices from
Santiago say a rumor is current there
that the United States transport ; Pan
ama, which i left Santiago for New
York last Tuesday.with 320 passengers,
has | been lost off Cape Maysi, Cuba.
The news is said to have been brought
to Santiago by a fishing schooner,
which, cruising along the coast, sighted
wreckage, among which was a life pre
server marked "Panama." Most of the
Panama's passengers were -soldiers.
Among the civilians were Representa
tive John Dalzell, of Pennylvania, and
ex-Representative George H. Hun*, of
Greensburg, Pa.
Washington, Nov. —The transport
Panama left - Santiago yesterday for
New York. f On board were | the re
mains/of Captain W. M. Dickinson,
Lieutenant Dennis Mitchell, Seven
teenth infantry; Lieutenant Thomas
A. Wansboro, Seventh infantry, and
12 privates, mostly of ; : New York and
Massachusetts regiments. '
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*;. ~ BIG RAILROAD DEAL.
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i Negotiations for the Sale of the Ilwaco
i ;'--.' > •: Road In Progress. ;:; .-
Astoria, Not. 4. —It was reported
here this afternoon that negotiations
I are in progress ■ between i the Astoria &
Columbia River Railroad Company and
the Ilwaco Rail & Navigation Com
pany. It is said the Astoria company
will absorb the Ilwaco company, and
| that boa to Ilwaco and % North beach
will run from Flavel, making close con
nections with the trains to and from
Portland. This will permit summer
visitors -' to reach -■ North beach in six
hours, without experiencing the delay
that ;> has ■■■:: been . the rule in the 4 past.-
The scheme includes the improvement
of the terminal facilities at Ilwaco, and
the road from there to Sealand. This
will give the Astoria , & Columbia
River road a V practical J monopoly of all
the summer travel to the beaches on
both sides of the Columbia.
American-Made Krupp Plate.- '.
;irßethlehem, * Pa., Nov. 4.—Armor- ;
plate manufactured by thei Krupp pro
cess was given its first 1 test|thisi after
noon by the J Bethlehem - Iron Company
at* its proving grounds. Many notable
engineers witnessed ~x it, besides j^ the
Russian ordnance ■ engineers who came
from Philadelphia. .It was the first
test of Krupp armor of American make
and was a* great : success. . Three shots
were fired from an 8-inch gun, the
projectile weighing 253 pounds, and the
velocity ranging from \ 1,600 Ito 1,800
feet a second. The plate was not
cracked. The Bethlehem company has
received a big order for this make of I
plate from Russia. '■ \>.■^^■i -"?^
Was Kicked by a Horse. *
Col fax, Wash., Not. 4.—Willis
■ Ella, a farmer living near Co!fax, was
accidentally killed last night He was
returning home after dark, when his
four-horse team became frightened and
whirled around. He jumped out of his;
wagon, and one of the hones kicked
him. breaking several ribs and inflict
ing internal injuries from which ho
died in a few hours. He was 25 years
old. He was a native of Whitman
county, bis father being an old pioneer.
Bo loft a widow and «no small child.
THE LEECH LAKE FIGHT"
General Bacon's Official Re- ;
port of the Affair. ;
HOW MAJOR WILKINSON DIED !
i
Indiana .Taught m X Lesson That Will '
V, Last Them Daring the Rest of ~ J
. Their Existence. * '
- C Washington,; Nov.: 3.—General Ba- ;
con, who commanded the United States ■
forces at the recent battle :, at V Leech ; !
labe, Minnesota, has sent a detailed re
port of the action to Adjutant-General ,
Corbin. : The interesting portion of the
report is that in . regard- to the battle,
of which General Bacon writes:
: "At: 9 o'clock A. ; M., we reached '
Sugar point, 25 miles east of Walker, '
and located on a neck of land or penin
sula extending about five miles into the
lake and averaging about two miles in '
width % and * most two miles north of
Bear island. At this point a handing,
difficult by reason of high seas and nat
ural obstructions, was eflectd, and two
Indians, for whom warrants were is-'
: sued, were arrested by the marshals.
"After searching the vicinity of the
point, I left Lieutenant Ross and 3C
men to guard the landing and: boats,
and proceeded, with Major Wilkinson,
■ the remainder of the detachment and
the civilians, and searched the country
back for three miles. Occasionally w«
saw at a distance a few bucks, who dis
appeared with our approach. The
women and children seemed nervous:
and gradually, concealed themselves.
' 'At 11:30 the entire par had reas
sembled at the landing, about which
Lieutenant Ross had thrown out
pickets. I had concluded to remain at
Sugar point all night and had given or
| ders to send back one boat for rations
and tentage, both boats being too I
heavily laden with men to load rations
on coming up. The detachment had
received orders to stack arms, when one
of our rifles was accidentally dis
charged. Instantly the. Indians "fired a
volley into the ranks of the detach
ment from the surrounding woods and
underbrush and charged-to the edge of
the same, keening up a rapid, continu
ous fire. /" M detachment was | com
posed of 58 absolutely raw recruits and
19 old soldiers. :
"When the attackwas made, the $
men were in line near a log hut. They
were for a moment confused by the In
dian volley and demoniao yelling.
They broke ranks and attempted to con
ceal themselves behind the hut. But
they recovered almost instantly, and, .!
under the j personal directions of the
officers present, formed a skirmish line
and in turn charged and drove the In
dians back into the underbrush as far
as it was practicable. I then formed
my deploy i line :on two A sides of a
square, each side ting the ; timber
whence the attack came and protecting
the log house, wherein were placed the
wounded. The Indians continued their •
tactics of crawling up, concealed by
the underbrush, and attacking until -
dark, the attacks growing less and less
vigorous. H They; weie "'. armed | with \
Winchester repeating rifles and - ap
peared well supplied with ammunition,
judging from the prodigal use which
they made of it. During the night
they disappeared from the peninsula so _
far as could be ascertained, supposedly
departing in their canoes to neighbor
ing land or islands. They seemed! to
have had quite enough of fighting, and
were not heard from, ' except an occa
sional distant shot, one of which killed
a soldier digging potatoes in an adjoin
ing field on the morning of the 6th.
j "Major Wilkinson, Third infantry, j
was killed very soon after the repulse ;
of the attack, while steadying and gal- ;
lantly leading the portion of the line
assigned to him. I had observed his
coolness and courage up to the moment \
of his falling, and felt rare that, had
he jj survived, his actions k would have \
merited the highest consideration from
the war department. .; 7 .
V "I oannot too strongly express my
admiration for the intrepidity, absolute
coolness and f good judgment displayed [
by Second Lieutenant Tenny Ross, Third
: infantry, i commanding the left half of
the line. He exposed himself both In
leading is platoon and in care :of the
wounded. He was commissioned only
last July, but appeared in this : fight to
be a veteran. From the courage shown ;
by him in this engagement, his well- '•■
known ability arid good habits,l feel ,
safe in predicting for him a brilliant ?
military career, and beg to recommend ■
that he be brevetted * for conspicuous j
bravery in this action. " -- )
• "I also take great pleasure in calling ;
attention to the courageous conduct and ■■
efficient professional \ aery ices rendered •'
by Acting Assistant Surgeon ' Herbert J. I
Harris, United States army. :; This offi- \
cer, at the time of attack, was on board ■
* one of -• the steamboats, ancboied some •
distance from the landing, but returned ;
to shore in a boat 5 and r joined !u«;fS:,;*■?
\i"Upon the death Toff Major Wilkin- §
son, First Sergeant Thomas Kelley, .
company B, Third^infan try, was as- f
signed to command \ the skirmishers on ;; f,
the right of the line. He performed ! ,
this duty so gallantly by his example ,
in leading and directing his men that *
lit most earnestly recommend that he %
be awarded a medal of honor. \-; H>; ,
"I would fail in my duty should I
neglect to relate the part taken by |
Private Osoar Burkard. hospital corps, *
United States army,which elicited ■&*$ ~y
ing the six hours' fighting the applause , J
and admiration of our entire line. V]
Scarcely a nan fell who was not in-!
stantly attended to and received Intelli- j 1
gent aid from Private Burkard. Be <
exposed himself throughout I the entire
engagement, and Is deserving of a medal ,
of honor, for whioh ho is heartily no-1.
ommonded," General Bacon then re- <
view* the fohseouent •fen*. ] j
HELD A CROWD AT BAH.
Maniac Wounded Eleven Men and Was
L^-tpy^.-'i'* Himself Shot.
Beaver Dam, Wis., Nov. 8. Adam
Hammer, of this city, became suddenly
insane ; today, and, securing ? a gun,
wounded 11 men and was I finally snot
himself to prevent his doing further
in jury. Hammer was employed in the
machine shops of the ;J.: 8. Rowell
Manufacturing Company. He was a
good workman, but at times bad spells
of supposed insanity, the result, it is
said, of religious excitement. His pe
culiar ways made him the butt for
practical jokes. / ,
Today someone placed some tacks on
a stool where be worked, and this an
gered him. He left the shop, went to
a hardware store, where he rented a
shotgun, and, taking up his position
south of the main building of the
plant, ; kept everyone at bay for over an
hour and shot several employes through
the windows. Finally Lieutenant Ar
thur Tibbets, of company E, Second
regiment, who has a reputation for
good marksmanship, was selected by
the marshal to shoot him in such man
ner as to bring him down without kill
ing ,- him. x Lieutenant % Tibbets shot
Hammer in the right shoulder with a
83-caliber rifle, when he dropped. Hb
was quickly arrested by the marshal
and taken to the lockup, where i his
wound was dressed. It was found to
be not serious.
The list of the wounded is as follows:
Iheordore: B. Powell, shot in the face
and head; William Chatfield, shot \in
the leg; Marshal Edward Powderly,
shot in the face; Michael Niemann,
shot twice at close range, dangerously
wounded in the side and leg; Justice
E. F. Lyons, shot in the right eye,
may lose the eye; C. W. . Sholeabitz.
shot in the head; John Gerg, shot in
the face; William Geise. shot in the
face, and Carl Voorpahl, shot in the
leg. . Two others received slight
scratches. ; ■'-"-'■.'r
CLOSED FOR THE SEASON.
Navigation on- the Upper Yukon Rlvei
&;'y.i Discontinued. . '
Seattle, Nov. B.—Navigation on the
Upper Yukon river between Dawson
and the lakes has closed for the season,
and all the river steamers have gone
into winter quarters. Thirty Klon
dikers who left Dawson.October 10, on
the steamer Flora, arrived today.
They report that the Flora was the last
boat to, leave Dawson. The Yukon
was t filled with running ice, and it
would be impossible to make another
trip.
Frank Sullivan, of Medina, Ma, re
ports a rich placer strike on Thistle
creek, about 20 miles above Stewart
river. - A number of claims had " been
staked out. One: man is reported to
have taken out 69 ounces in four days.
It is about 25 feet to bedrock. :
There will be quite an exodus from
Dawson as soon as the liver is suffi
ciently frozen over.
The schooner General Siglin arrived
today from Cook inlet, Alaska, with
about 40 miners. They confirm I the
report of the wreck of the sloop John
son and the drowning of nine men.
Although searchers have watched the
beaches of Turnagain arm, no bodies
have been recovered. _
Among the passengers was the Elm
City Mining ; Company expedition,
composed of six men, and M. E. Skin
ner and wife, of Albany, N. V., who
unsuccessfully tiled to dredge gold on
the Beluga river, also returned.
GIVES UP FASHODA. :
France Will Recall Entrre Marchand
t;-l-y'~f~: •-■./.; -" . 'Expedition* _'_ : ' ]"Si ■*■■. ■j i .-.."."-
London, Nov. —William Hayes
Fisher, one of the junior lords of the
treasury, ; member iof parliament 'f for
Fulham and a ministerial whip, speak
ing in London this evening, said he
had seen dispatches :; which enabled
him to assert that the French - govern
ment had decided to recall - the March
and expedition from Fashoda.
Will Retire Unconditionally. ■ { ::
- London, Nov. 3.—The Paris corre
spondent of v the Daily Mail says:
France will retire from Fashoda uncon
ditionally, without asking compensa
tion. Baron de Courcel, 1 whose term
as French ambassador in London ex
pired long ago, but who held on to con
duct negotiations affecting Egypt, will
not ■be s recalled, and no harte will be
jshown to appoint his ; successor, with a
view of making Frenoh resentment at
British action, for England has almost
{taken the place of Germany as the ob
ject of French hatred.
; Drilled Into Dynamite. V
' Jamestown. CaL, Nov. B.—By an ac
cidental dynamite explosion" in a com
partment shaft at ? the Trio mine this
evening, David Stewart and Frank Cal
kins were killed and Edward Brophv
and F. R. Beecher slightly %. injured.
The escape from death of ; Brophy and
Beeoher was miraculous. They were
only 10 feet distant from tbe othei two
miners, but were sheltered by the
cage. The explosion 1 was caused by
the drill striking a small quantity of
dynamite. " ,
s —— - v-/ ■■■'•„: -'*;;
Killed In aa Un»a Mine. r;r-s
San Francisco, Nov. B.— Rudolph
Newman, general agent of the Alaska
Commercial Company, while inspect
ing the Sitka mine .at Duga. October
10. fell f 209 feet to the bottom of the
shaft, and was instantly killed. His
remains weie brought to this city on
the steamer Portland today.
Wages Restored, Force Increased.
Massillon, 0., Nov. B.—The Massil
lon Stoneware Company has volun
teered to increase the wages of its em
ployes, restoring the 11)* per oent cut
made last winter. The force of em
ployes will also he increased 60 per
cent.
It is announced that a combination
representing 86 per oent of the entire
production has been formed to control
the product of white, black aad sail
(Used stoneware in tbe United States
PRICE 5 CENTS.
AN OMINOUS SILENCE
England Has Established a
Press Censorship. "•
i
GATHERING OF A BIG SQUADRON
Preparations for Strife. In Progress All
Over the World—Activity at :;:
French Dockyards. •,V"• .'
■■ -'-'-.., ..,■-■-.-■.»._ ■■.)"• .■■^..- '■-; . _v» a ■'..-:
London, Nor. The;; Daily Mail v
this morn publishes no news regard
ing England's war.: preparations,; ex- II
plaining that silence is due to a lettor
from the war office, asking:-- it ; not to
publish ' 'anything which C might be J
useful to a possible "t enemy." The
Daily Mail confirms the reports of un
exampled activity at the French dock-1
yards, notably at Toulon, where the
coast ports have been experimenting,
with melinite shells against an old
gunboat. ■■'.. V •-'-. -• , • v'; y'
British Naval Preparations.
London, Nov. 2.—There was an un
expectedly gloomy feeling this morning
on the stock exchange and the Paris
bourse, both markets being influenced, g|
it is inferred, from the aggressive tone
of some of the French papers. Besides
this something extraordinary seems to
have happened, and it looks as if a
crisis was approaching.
t The British naval preparations are
being pushed with great activity. - The
British emergency squadron is gathet
<ng at Devon port, with all possible
speed, and seven , battle-ships and one
cruiser so far have been designated to
join the squadron, v The officers | and :
sailors have been hurriedly recalled
from leave of ; absence, several battle- p
ships ; and cruisers at Portsmouth are '
taking full creWs on board, and other
warlike preparations are being made.
A number of signalmen, now on duty
with the Birtish channel squadron,
which arrived at Gibraltar this morn
ing, have been ordered home for serv
ice. 'imi \ : _ ■... !
"A sensation was caused by the arrest
of a supposed Russian spy at a fort near
Harwich. The man was already under
survei lance, and | went to the redoubt, |
where he tiled to obtain some informa
tion from the sentry regarding the
fortifications. He was arrested, and
inquiries are being made regarding his
antecedents. ;^
It was also asserted today that officers
of the volunteers had received ders
to prepare for immediate mobilization,
and it was stated that the different
army corps had been informed as to the
ports on the southern and western
coasts to which they have been al
lotted. '
Thre Pall Mall Gazette this afternoon
says: "England has been and even
now is so near war that the govern
ment ■ has carried its preparations to
the : farthest | limit of the preparatory \
stage.. It has been arranged to call out
the reserves and militia and to mobilize
the volunteers simultaneously and to
form large camps at various important
railroad junctions where rolling stock *
and locomotives will be concentrated.
Activity at Esquimau.
Victoria, B. C, Nov. 2.—The depart
ure of her majesty's ship Amphion
Sunday for the ; Society islands, the
French : colony in the South seas, didS*
not end the activity at the Esquimau
naval v station. As soon .; as she
left the wharf at the dock yard,
the dock-yard crew was detailed to get
the drydook in readiness for the recep
tion of her -, majesty's ship Loander.
She, too, is to go on a long voyage, or
at least be in readness for any duty
that she may be called upon to perform.
The most significant feature outside
the departure of the Amphion, how-ii
ever, is the activity on her ■ majesty'«
ship Imperieuse. Admiral Palliser's /•.
flagship, j Sunday ; a large number of h
men were given :. shore ) leave, [ a '■] very
unusual thing on Sundays, and this -.
morning she commenced coaling. It is
understood that I she | goes ■}■■ out under
sealed orders on Thursday, but it is not
likely that she will follow the Amphion,
as that would leave Esquimalt with a £
■mail fleet, the ; Leander, < Icarus, two
torpedo-boat destroyers and two torpedo
boats. - -
;; ; .:V ; ':,.^-; The White Liner*. '.l^^p
Vancouver, B. C., Nov. 2.—An un
confirmed report : says J the \ Canadian
Pacific Railway Company has received ;,
notification from the British admiralty
that the three big Empress liners may
be required at any moment, to be trans
formed ~j into auxiliary cruisers. Gunsg'
and other equipments lie at Hong Kong
and Esquimau. % " "."•] ~.: f'.■':■/*'-"Q
One vessel is" now *in Vancouver har- -;
bor, or f Yokohama. If i trouble with %
France assumes its wont aspect, the
two Empresses would be ready imme
diately. ■_____ - ■ g
Over an. embankment. :'■* ■■•:c:* : ,
St Paul, Nov. 2. — A Winnipeg;
special to the Dispatch : says a : special -
naval train was derailed east of Rat
Portage, this morning, by a broken
rail. The tender, two baggage and
three colonist ears went over an em
bankment 10 feet high. Frank Fleck
ney and William Miller, boys from the
training-ship Agincourt, of Chatham,
England, weie killed. Samuel Harri
son, stoker of the Ed i D burg, and Thomas
Burn*, a seaman, were injured.
Bis tile to DM***.
Ban Francisoo, Nor. B.—Friendly
Chinese have warned Bar. Dr. Gard
ner, interpreter of the Chinese bureau,
who Is making an agressive campaign
against the trade In slave girls, that at
a meeting of highbinders held last
night it was decided to take tbe doc
tor's lils at the first opportunity, if he
pwtista is supplying the government
with information detrimental to tht
interests of the highbinders and theji
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