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The woman who rode a wheel 700
miles in 84 hours ia said to have seri
ously impaired her health. Sensible
persons will- not undertake to disturb
Prince Alexis Karageorgewitch is
now in this country for the purpose of
pressing his suit. While he is at it he
ought to be required to iron out a few
of the wrinkles in his name.
An Ohio man and woman who have
been twice divorced have just been tied
up in the silken cord of matrimony for
the third time. Their motto seems to
be: "If at first you don't succeed, tie,
William Owen Smith, who is to rep
resent Hawaii at Washington during
the coming session of congress, was
born in Hawaii about 50 years ago. He
is one of the most prominent and in
fluential men in the islands.
As a general utility statesman, Li
Hung Chang has no living equal. If the
empress dowager gets sick, or the hired
girl puts too much indigo in the wash
ing, there is an instant demand for Li
Hung Chang to take charge of the ship
An old darky by the name of Mace
Jackson, living in Monroe City, Mo., cel
ebrated his one hundred and twenty
seventh birthday a few days ago. His
great age is not as remarkable as the
fact that he does not claim to have seen
Secretary Long says the selection of
Admiral Dewey for the. Asiatic squad
ron can be attributed to no one else
than the admiral himself. The presi
dent and the secretary were looking for
the officer who was fitted for the re
sponsible position, and the record of
Dewey warranted his appointment.
Evelyn B. Baldwin, of Ihe United
States weather bureau, who was a mem
ber of the Wellman expedition, says
that the electrical energy which pro
duces the aurora borealis can be, and
one day will be, utilized just as coal is
now to produce light, heat and power.
Perhaps so, but "some day" means a
All the recent babies named for Ad
miral Dewey have been thrown in the
shade Jay the discovery of a young man
who was named for the admiral when
the admiral was a lighthouse inspector.
A young man who has a parent that can
distinguish military genius that far
away should have an easy time getting
through the world.
The first direct shipment of Amer
ican grain for France has been made
from Philadelphia. It is announced
that other shipments are to follow.
This may be interpreted to mean a
great many things. It will give room
for innumerable conjectures. The most
plausible explanation, however, is that
France needs our grain and is able to
pay for it.
"Do you mobe?" is the question of
the day, its single variation being "Do
you mote?" It applies, of course, to
your habits in regard to automobiles.
Nothing in the way of such slang could
ever be quite as objectionable as the
mutilated "bike," but these two recent
abbreviations are nearly as bad, and, as
they are having a fashionable vogue,
they will doubtless be heard from one
end of the country to the other.
Ex-Senator Mantle, of Montana, who
is a bacheler and regarded as a great
matrimonial "catch," much surprised
society recently when he referred to his
"sweetheart." He was plied with ques
tions about the identity of the lucky
woman, but for some time he dodged
an answer. At last, however, he re
plied: "She is not pretty she's beau
tiful," and finally, his face growing
tender, he added, "and she's not very
young somewhere between 70 and 80.
My sweetheart is my mother."
If every man who-is in the habit of
taking a drink now and then would
join a nontreating club and keep the
rules the consumption of intoxicants
would fall off one-half or more, says the
Omaha World-Herald. This would re
sult to the financial advantage of the
club members, be a distinct service to
many families and would give clearer
beads to business. The treating habit
has been woefully abused in this coun
try, and it is time that sensible men
put a stop to the foolish practice.
That part of the Transvaal which con
tains the wealth of Ophir and of Gol
conda combined is the "Rand the
word means "division" or "border line"
—the line that renders or severs one
state from another. "Witwatersrand"
means "Edge of the White Water."
Many of the Boer names of places end
in "dorp," which is neither more nor
less than "thorp," the Yorkshire name
for a hamlet German "dorf." "Stad"
is like the German "stadt," city."
"Stroom," sometimes printed "strom,"
ia "stream." "Berg" means "moun
This is told of Admiral Dewey: While
cruising in the Mediterranean 14 years
ago a squall struck the vessel and sail
ors bungled their work in such a way
as to nearly cause the loss of a spar.
They expected to hear something sul
phurous when tbey reached the deck,
but Dewey only said to his next in com
mand: "Will you kindly'tell me what
was jtbe matter just now with the agri
cultural population on the main top
Mil yard?" Needless to say the sailors
would have much preferred a good hard
cussing to being thus delicately classed
Americans enjoy being humbugged.
All think that French brandy is the
best, and for that reason thousands of
bottles of American brandy are each
year sent to France, stamped with
French labels and shipped back to be
•old here as French brandy. The re
ports of the French government show
this by stating that the manufacture of
brandy in France last year amounted
to 1,000,000 gallons, while the export
was 3,000,000 gallons. The humbug
•bows up in the exportation from
.France of three times at muohbraady
France made, -. 4§ti|
rhe Important Happenings of a
Week Briefly Told.
ALL PARTS OF THE UNION
All the Latest New* of Interest from
Washington, From the East, the
West and the South.
THE LATEST FOREIGN DISPATCHES
During the three months ended Sep
tember 30 the receipts of the govern
ment exceeded the expenditures by
On September 30 the total circulation
of national bank notes was $243,290,128,
an increase for the year of $7,933,178.
Upon his arrival in Washington Ad
miral Dewey was given a magnificent
reception. He was given the freedom
of the District of Columbia, greeted by
his old friends of the navy department
and then was presented to the president
and Mrs. McEinley. Later in the even
ing he reviewed the parade that filled
Pennsylvania avenue from one end to
The statement of the public debt is
sued on the 2d shows that the debt de
creased $8,400,775 during the month of
September. The cash balance in the
treasury was $1,015,241,086. The total
debt, less the cash balance in the treas
ury, amounts to $1,148,905,870.
During the month of September the
total coinage executed at the mints of
the United States was $9,566,794.
In the shadow of the dome of the na
tional capitol the culmination of Ad
miral Dewey's triumphal homecoming
was reached. Here he received from
the hands of the president the magnifi
cent jeweled sword voted him by con
gress in commemoration of the victory
of Manila bay.
It was announced after a consulta
tion with advisers in Washington that
President McKinley's policy covering
the Philippines is to push the war to a
successful conclusion with all possible
vigor, and when peace comes to submit
to congress for settlement the question
of the future of the islands.
The month of September was the
twelfth in succession in which the vol
ume of business throughout the country
was greater than in the same month of
any previous year.
In the National league the per
centages of the baseball clubs for the
week ending on the 1st were: Brook
lyn, .684 Philadelphia, .622 Boston,
.621 Baltimore, .594 St. Louis, .569
Cincinnati, .547 Chicago, .504 Pitts
burgh, .493 Louisville, .489 New York,
.413 Washington, .348 Cleveland, .135.
At Stockdale, Pa., Alexander Wust
lich, an aged and wealthy German, was
killed and his wife fatally wounded by
The returns from the municipal elec
tions in Connecticut show republican
victories in 101 towns and democratic
successes in 32.
In Poughkeepsie, N. Y.,E.L.Cowden,
an Eastman college student from Tex
as, died from injuries received while
In the United States the visible sup
ply of grain on the 3d was: Wheat, 42,
132,000 bushels corn, 12,490,000 bush
els oats, 7,328,000 bushels rye, 709,
000 bushels barley, 1,441,000 bushels.
The first of the series of races off
New York for the America's cup be
tween ihe Columbia and the Shamrock
was declared off, neither yacht finish
ing the 30-mile course within the time
Fire destroyed the immense lumber
yards of the Wheeler & Dusenberry
company at Endeavor, Pa., the loss be
WEST AND SOUTH.
Throughout upper Michigan snow
fell to the depth of over an inch.
Fire ruined the Big Four freight de
pot and warehouse in Cincinnati, the
loss being probably $1,000,000.
In Muscatine, la., Will F. McGaughey,
son of Sheriff B. O. McGaughey, died
from injuries sustained while playing
At Albina, Ore., Walter Clyatt, a
plumber, killed his wife and himself.
Jealousy was the cause.
At the age of 108 years Thomas B. Al
len, a veteran of three wars and the old
est person in West Virginia, died, in
Fire destroyed the Halliday Milling
company's new elevator, containing
250,000 bushels of wheat, at Cairo, HI.,
the loss being $200,000.
In Little Bock, Ark., Fred Pelton, a
negro who assaulted six women, was
sentenced*to 115*years' imprisonment.
Near Bloomington the plant of the
Illinois Cereal company was burned,
causing a loss of $250,000, and Melvin
Penn and Burt King perished in the
Throughout Porto Bico municipal
elections will be held on the 20th inst.
The Australian system is to be used and
the officers elected will hold office un
til November, 1900.
In a football game at Belvidere, HI.,
Joseph Burns was killed.
From a cancer Gen.-A. J. Vaughn died
in Indianapolis, Ind. Hie Was one of the
few surviving major generals of the
Fire swept away 32 business houses
and residences in Nebo, 111., a town of
The house of Mrs. Fanny Scott was
burned near Atlanta, Ga., while she was
at a dance, and her three children were
Fire nearly wiped out the town of
Fire destroyed the town of DeQueen,
Ark. Fifty-four buildings were burned,
entailing a loss of $250,000..
Sate Jungels and her 11-year-old sou
and John Teidt were asphyxiated by
gas in Chicago.
In Des Moines, la., fire destroyed sev
eral business buildings, causing a loss
At Stranger. Tex., M. M. McKinney
killed his wife and Paul Norman and
then killed himself. No cause for the
crime was known.
At the age of 104 years Mrs. Maxim
Martin .died at Two Rivers, Wis.
In Milwaukee Mrs. Frances Pradlow
ami two of her children were fatally
burned by a fire caused by an explosion
*«jf kerosene oil
Flames In the Tillage of Monroe City,
Ind., destroyed ten buildings.
Albert Roe, a one-armed messenger
of the Postal Telegraph company, ar
rived in San Francisco from New York
on a bicycle, covering the 4,000 miles in
While proceeding from Hong-Kong
to Manila under an American charter
the steamer White Cloud foundered
and seven men were drowned.
On September 9 a buoy marked
"Andree Polar Expedition," with an an
chor attached was found on the north
coast of King Charles island, and it was
the buoy which Andree arranged to
dropif he succeeded in passing the pole.
A cablegram from London says it is
reported that the Boers have com
menced fighting and have captured
Further reports show that 1,500 per
sons perished in the earthquakes in Asia
Minor, around Aidin.
From Skaguay, Alaska, the Canadian
government telegraph line has been
completed to Dawson.
The Anglo-Venezuelan boundary ar
bitration commission by the decision
in Paris gives Great Britain a vast re
gion in. Venezuela.
The steamship Bay State, valued at
$700,00Q, from Liverpool for Boston,
went ashore near Renews, north of
Cape Race, and went to pieces. No lives
A Manila dispatch says that Gen.
Lawton has organized a general move
ment to clear up the country between
Imus and Bocoor, taking the personal
The Indian government must spend
5,500,000 rupees to relieve famine in the
At Montgomery, Mo., Frank Walker
and his bride were murdered by
Charles Rankin, a disappointed lover,
who immediately killed himself. A
child was seriously wounded by the
shots. All were prominent residents
of Montgomery county.
All the machinists and fitters on the
Canadian Pacific railroad from Fort
William to Vancouver struck because
the company failed to recognize the
The Thirteenth Minnesota was mus
tered out at Camp Presideo, San Fran
cisco, the 4th.
The Philippine commission will meet
in Washington in November.
Admiral Watson reports that the
"tinclad" Urdaneta has been raised
and will be refitted.
The second attempt of the yachts
Shamrock and Columbia to prove su
periority resulted in a failure, there
being no wind. The race was declared
The Mallory line steamer Leona was
burned and sunk at her wharf in East
river, New York. Her cargo, consist
ing of tobacco and 8,000 bales of cotton,
valued at $300,000, is a total loss, and
the boat is little better than a wreck.
Ex-United States Senator James Har
lan died at his home in Mt. Pleasant,
Io., the 5th, aged 79 years. He was
United States senator from Iowa from
1855 to 1865, was secretary of the*in
terior in Lincoln's second cabinet,
1865-66, and was again United States
senator from Iowa from 1866 to 1873.
Judge Allen, of the United States
district court at Springfield, 111., holds
that under the bankruptcy law mort
gages do not hold.
The Carnegie Steel company will
build two new blast furnaces at Ran
kin, Pa. The proposed furnaces will
have a daily capacity of 1,400 tons of
The American board of foreign mis
sions has voted to meet in St. Louis
The Archbishop of Manilla notified
General Otis that there was a plot on
foot to burn the residence of the gover
nor general and the archbishop, to
gether with several government build
ings and banks, but the plot failed to
materialize, possibly because of a dis
play of force.
Gen. Otis has informed the war de
partment of the arrival of the trans
port Athenian with a detachment of
the Third cavalry and horses. There
were no casualties on the voyage.
The secretary of war has issued an
order discontinuing the military de
partment of the gulf and merging it
into the department of the east, under
command of Major General Wesley
Merritt, headquarters at New York.
AWAIT THE THIRTEENTH.
The Visitors to the Twin Cities wUI be Cared
for by the Reception Committee.
The president's visit to to Minneapo
lis to welcome home and review the
13th Regiment Minnesota Volunteers,
and the low excursion rates offered by
the railroads will bring immense
crowds to Minneapolis, and in view of
the great concourse of people who will
witness the historical spectacle, the
executive committee has organized a
department to be known as the Twin
City Accommodation committee, whose
work will be to assign all expectant
visitors to nicely furnished rooms
through correspondence, before their
arrival in Minneapolis, thereby avoid
ing any practice of extortion and the
many inconveniences which so often
occur in large gatherings.
It is a great task on, the committee,
and all expectant visitors should write
them at once, enclosing self-addressed
envelope) for circular, which will ex
plain in detail the committee's work
and how and where you can best be
This will be a great advantage to all
strangers who intend to visit Minne
apolis during the celebration, and a
work which is deserving of a hearty
support, and reflects great credit on
To avoidi the rush at the eleventh
hour, write them at once. All avail
able rooms have been booked by them.
Address Twyi City Accommodation
Committee, Board of Trade Rooms,
Lumber Exchange, Minneapolis, and
don't fail to enclose self-addressed
'Minneapolis, Minn., Oct. 5.
Wheat—No. .1 northern, 69@70c
No. 2 northern, 67@68c Dec 69%c.
Oats—No. 8, white 21c.
Corn—Na 8, 80c.
Cattle—Steers, $4. K@4.50 cows, $3.00
Sheep—Muttons, $4.50 lambs, $6.75.
Butter—Creamery, extras, 19@20c
creamery, firsts, 18®19c dairy, fancy,
Admiral Dewey Presented with a
Fine Sword at Washington.
President Presents the Sword—
Dewey's Reply—The Admiral's
Joorney to Wasulnn-ton One
Washington, Oct. 4.—The magnifi
cent sword awarded by act of congress
to the nation's hero was Tuesday be
stowed upon Admiral Dewey in the
presence of the president, the mem
bers of the cabinet and the judiciary,
the highest officers of the army and
navy and a vast crowd of the plain
Received with Cheers.
When the admiral appeared from the
McLean residence, resplendent in heavy
epaulettes and gold lace, the great
throng that had assembled in the ad
jacent streets and in Farragut square
broke out into a long and loud burst
Accompanied by an escort of police
and committeemen and headed by the
Marine band, the admiral was driven
to the white house through cheering
crowds. His progress was^slow and
he repeatedly bowed and smiled his
acknowledgments of the greetings
given him. He entered the white house
grounds by the west gate and was
shown into the white room, where he
was met by the president and mem
bers of the cabinet.
Rides with President.
Only a few minutes elapsed before
the admiral reappeared with the presi
dent and took seats in the white house
carriage. The members of the cabinet
occupied the next three carriages.
They were then driven to the capitol,
where the presentation was made.
In reply to the president's speech of
presentation, Admiral Dewey said:
"I thank you, Mrv President, for this
great honor you have conferred upon me.
I thank the congress for what it has done.
I thank the secretary of the navy for his
gracious words. I thank my countrymen
for this beautiful gift, which shall be an
heirloom in my family forever as an evi
dence that republics are not ungrateful,
and I thank you, Mr. Chairman and gentle
men of the committee, for the gracious,
cordial and kindly welcome which you have
given me to my home."
Great Land Parade.
New York, Oct. 2.—Saturday brought
to a close the celebrations in honor of
Admiral Dewey. The presentation of
the loving cup, the gift of the city of
New York, took place early in the fore
noon. The great event of the day, the
land parade, was witnessed by a multi
tude of persons, who thronged every
available place. In the evening the
crews of th^ Olympia and other vessels
of the fleet were entertained at a
smoker at the Waldorf-Astoria. Ad
miral Dewey was very tired at the end
of the parade. He was driven at once
to the residence of Manager Boldt, of
the Waldorf-Astoria, escorted by squad
ron A and accompanied by Mayor Van
Wyck. He dined with his lieutenants,
Brumby and Caldwell. Admiral Dewey
did not attend the "smoker." He was
feeling too fatigued to leave his apart
ments, and retired at 10:15 o'clock.
A Continuous Ovation.
journey here from New York was one
continuous ovation, limited in its in
tensity only by-foe density of popula
tion. The special was given a clear
track and the run to Washington was
made without a stop except at Gray's
Ferry, on the outskirts of Philadelphia,
where engines were changed and anew
train crew came aboard. The train ar
rived on time a few minutes before 7
p. m., Monday.
It was said by the railroad officials
and trainmen that the ovation during
the* run from New York to Washington
was the most remarkable demonstra
tion that has ever taken place along the
A hearty reception awaited the ad
miral upon his arrival in the city. He
was driven quickly to the white house
where he was greeted by the president,
the cabinet and many of his old asso
ciates in the navy department. Later
on he reviewed the great civic parade
given in his honor.
It was 9:10 o'clock when the fatigued
recipient of the day's demonstrations
reached the residence of Mrs. Washing
ton McLean, mother of the democratic
candidate for governor of Ohio, on
street, where he will stay while in
Washington. The admiral was met at
the head of the staircase by Mrs. Mc
Lean and her daughters. Mrs*. McLean
welcomed the admiral and turned over
the house to him, for his use during
his stay in Washington. Mrs. McLean
and the members of her family then
left, going to her country residence in
the suburbs of Washington.
He Founded Converse College.
Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 5.—Word was re
ceived here of the death at Spartan
burg, S. of D. E. Converse, founder
of Converse college at that place and
one of the wealthiest business men in
the state. Mr. Converse, who came
from New York about 25 years ago, was
the president of five cotton mills at the
time of his death. He was 72 years old
and a man of great charity, his dona
tions to-Converse college alone amount
ing to $750,000.
Will Spend Ills Litef in fnson
Little Bock, Oct. 2.—Fred Pelton (col
ored) was sentenced Saturday after
noon to 115 years in the penitentiary
for attempting to outrage seven wom
en in this city in August. The grand
jury returned indictments against him
at noon and he was arraigned within a
few hours. He acknowledged his guilt
and bis attorney asked the mercy of the
court. The maximum punishment in
all seven cases would have, been 147
years if assessed.
Lumber Plant Burned.
Oil City, Pa.i Oct. 4. The immense
lumber yards of the Wheeler & Dusen
berry Co., located at Endeavor, Forest
county, about 25 miles from this city,
were completely burned out Tuesday.
Over 6,000,000 feetf of lumber were de
stroyed, together with three houses,
entailing a total loss of about $500,000.
Dewey's Finer Hauled Down.
Washington, Oct. 5. Admiral Dewey
made an early start Wednesday to fill a
number of engagements. The admiral
went to see Secretary Long. At his re
quest he was detached formally from
the Olympia and he telegraphed to
Tompkinsville to have his flag hauled
/CAPT. CARTER'S DISGRACE.
Dismissed from the Army, Flaed S3,
000 and Sentenced Io a Prison
Term of Five Yearn.
Washington, Oct. 2.—President Mc
Einley has approved the findings of the
court-martial in the case of Capt. Ober
lin M. Carter, of the engineer corps.
This action was kept secret almost 24
hours to permit of the prompt arrest
of the convicted officer. His sentence
is dismissal from the army, a fine of
$5,000 and imprisonment for five years.
Assistant Adjt. Gen. Simpson went
to New York with the order of arrest
and Capt. Carter was taken into custody
Saturday and transferred to a cell at
CAPT. OBERLIN M. CARTER.
Governor's Island preparatory to being
sent to the military prison at Leaven
worth, Kan., which has been designated
as his place of confinement.
Capt. Carter was appointed military at
tache at London in the summer of 1897 and
had hardly reached his post of duty when
he was recalled to answer charges pre
ferred against him as the result of the al
leged discoveries of Capt. C. E. Gillette,
who succeeded him in charge of the im
provement of Savannah harbor and ad
jacent parts of the Georgia coast.
A board of inquiry, composed of army
engineers, examined the facts axd heard
Capt. Carter. They unanimously reported
"that he had failed to give watchful super
vision that he had falsified vouchers and
certificates relating to absences and de
ceived and misled the chief of engineers in
Testimony was given that Capt. Carter
was in league with a contractor or contract
ors and in the course of a searching in
quiry made by the war department the
judge advocate of the court-martial for the
case made a calculation based on testi
mony which showed "that in one item of
brush mattresses Capt. Carter's little
group of contractors had got from the gov
ernment upward of $1,700,000 to Which they
were not entitled."
RICH TREASURE SEIZED.
Reported That 500,000 Pounds In Gold
on Way to Cape Town Was Taken
by Transvaal Government.
London, Oct. 5.—The most sensation
al news from South Africa Wednesday
morning is a reiteration of Tuesday's
report of the acquisition by the Trans
vaal authorities of £500,000 in gold,
which was on the way to Cape Town
from Johannesburg. The confirmation
of the story comes from two sources.
The London morning papers are in
clined to regard the seizure of gold by
the Transvaal government as an act of
London, Oct. 5. A special dispatch
from Newcastle, Natal, dated Wednes
day, says: The Boers have left the
Laager at Volksrust and are moving to
ward the frontier. The situation is
most critical. The magistrates and
municipal officers have assembled in the
town hall to concoct measures for the
defense of the town against an expect
ed attack. All the women and children
have been ordered to leave for the in
terior of Natal.
Recent Earthquakes In Asia Minor
Estimated to Have Caused Loss
of 1,500 Lives.
Constantinople, Oct. 3.—It is now es
timated that 1,500 persons perished in
the earthquakes in Asia Minor, around
Aidin. The first shock occurred at four
in the morning of September 20 and
lasted 40 seconds. The effects were ap
palling. Whole villages were complete
ly destroyed. The earthquake was felt
as far as Scio, Mitylene and Smyrna.
The latest advices from the stricken
area show that men, women and chil
dren *Were buried in the ruins of their
dwelling places before they realized
their danger. Numbers of bodies still
lie beneath the debris.
Breaks the World's Record.
Philadelphia, Oct. 5. William H.
Stubbs, a compositor on the Baltimore
Sun, broke the world's record for ma
chine typesetting in a contest for a
wager of $450 aside with William Duffy,
of the Philadelphia Irquirer. The con
test was held in the Philadelphia Times
office. Stubbs set 66,617 ems in 5 hours
and 35 minutes, or an average of 11,940
ems an hour. Duffy set 55,026 ems in
5 hours and 23 minutes. The previous
record was 10,800 ems an hour, made in
the St. Louis Post-Dispatch office four
Fire Losses. In Minneapolis.
Minneapolis, Minn., Oct. 2.—The large
warehouse of the Minneapolis Sash &
Door company was destroyed by fire
Sunday, entailing a loss to this firm of
$80,000. The adjoining warehouse of
the Woodward-Holmes company, man
ufacturers of wooden and excelsior
eave gutters, also burned, causing a
loss 'of $12,000. Three adjacent dwell
ings and a store were also destroyed.
Fires in otherparts of the city caused
much other damage, swelling the total
loss to at least $110,000.
Des Moines, la., Oct. 5.—Marza Town
send, of Decorah, la., about 20 years old,
was killed on the. carnival circus
grounds about five o'clock Wednesday
evening while attempting a parachute
leap. He was fired from a wooden can
non while up 1,000 feet in the air. The
parachute failed to open, and he fell
to the earth like a stone and was picked
up dead and terribly mangled. A large
crowd saw the terrible accident.
Fire at Dea Moines.
Des Moines, la., Oct. 4. Fire Tues
day destroyed the five-story depart
ment store of the Harris Emery com
pany and communicated to the Masonic
temple, Murphy house, Hegele cigar
store and Hill shoe store, the total loss
amounting to $500,000. The loss to the
Harris Emery company alone is' esti
mated at $350,000. All the buildings
were insured. The origin of the fire is
ORDERED TO PHILIPPINES
President, Upon the Snaaestlon of
Dewey, Sends the Cruiser Brook
lyn and Two Gunboats.
Washington, Oct. 6.—The president
directed the immediate dispatch to the
Philippines of a number of vessels of
the navy, including the cruiser Brook
lyn and the gunboats Marietta and Ma
chias. The orders given are in line with
the expressed determination. of the
president to furnish the army and navy
every resource for stamping out the
Philippine insurrection at the earliest
possible time. At Admiral Dewey's ex
tended interview with the president
Wednesday the former went into the
Philippine situation at great length, ex
plaining carefully the existing condi
tion of affairs, and his views of the out
look, concluding with an earnest rec
ommendation that the Brooklyn and
some other vessels be sent at once to
the Philippines. This reenforcement
of the present fleet of the Asiatic squad
ron he urged as necessary and said
their dispatch should be directed as
early as possible.
Washington. Oct. 5.—Gen. Otis has
cabled the war department the follow
ing account of the recent sharp engage
ments with the insurgents:
"Manila, Oct. 4.—Capt. Poore, Sixth In
fantry, attacked intrenched robber band
western Negros, 1st inst. Lieut. Grubbs,
Sixth infantry, killed Doctor Shillock,
three enlisted men slightly wounded 20
of enemy killed, including two leading
robbers 12 rifles, large supply ammunition
and stores captured Poore's action highly
"Insurgents west of Bacor and Imus,
Luzon, attacked line of communication.
Capt. Eldredge, Fourteenth infantry,
killed Lieut. Burgess, Fifth artillery,
wounded number enlisted men killed and
wounded, ten or twelve full report not yet
received. Enemy driven west and south
with a reported heavy loss. Yesterday en
emy attacked Calamba, driven off some
distance into country our casualties two
enlisted men killed, seven wounded. Sixty
insurgents killed, number wounded un
known. Fourth cavalry reconnaisance yes
terday from San Fernando in direction
Santa Ann and Arayat one man killed
no other casualties insurgents driven with
considerable loss. Advanced picket post,
three men, out from San Antonio and Santa
Rita west San Fernando killed yesterday
by Bolo men result of carelessness or over
confidence in natives.
Manila, Oct. 5.—Several hundred in
surgents have reoccupied Porac, which
was captured by Gen. McArthur on
September 28 and evacuated by the
Americans on the following day. The
insurgent forces are also reported mov
ing toward Mexico, southeast of An
geles. The object of the double move
ment is apparently to get behind the
American garrison on both sides of the
A COMPROMISE VERDICT.
Decision Reached by the Anglo-Ven
ezuelan Boundary Arbitra
Paris, Oct 4. By the decision of the
Anglo-Venezuelan boundary arbitra
tion commission, some of Great Brit
ain's claims as to the interior and on
the coast are disallowed. Her frontier
will start at the Waini river.
The award is unanimous. It is con
sidered in the nature of a compromise,
rather than as favoring Venezuela. It
was read at 12:05 p. m.
The award of the tribunal, briefly
summarized, means that of the 60,000
square miles claimed by Venezuela that
country obtains only 100 square miks,
formed partly of the "marsh-land near
the River Barima, and a portion in the
interior, while Great Britain retains
all the forest country.
VEILED PROPHETS PARADE.
Residents of St. Loots Celebrate Their
Annual Festal Occasion—
St. Louis, Oct. 4.—The fall festivities
reached their height Tuesday night
when the veiled prophet celebrated his
seventeenth entry into the city with a
grand parade and ball. Thousands of
strangers were in the city to view the
parade, which passed over 70 blocks
from the "Den" to the chamber of com
merce, where the ball was held. There
were 23 floats in line, portraying the
"Visions of Childhood," with the aid of
scenes from "Mother Goose's Melodies."
The parade ended at the chamber of
commerce, where the veiled prophet
and his followers were awaited by a
brilliant throng to open the festivi
ties. The ball was one of the grandest
ever held in St. Louis.
Festival Formally Opened.
Chicago, Oct. 5.—The formal opening
of festival week was signaled at sun
down Wednesday by the unfurling of
banners, the flinging out of flags, and
the flashing of thousands of lights in
the State street court of honor. This
was the beginning of the gala season,
and masses of people poured into the
down-town district at night and packed
stream against stream of humanity un
til there was no place in State street
where one could stand still or stem the
current of moving men, 'women and
children. The scene presented in the
thoroughfare between Van Buren and
Lake streets, above the heads of the
people, was full of brilliancy and the
glamor of art.
Bin* Fire at Bloomington.
Bloomington, 111., Oct. 2.—The Illi
nois Cereal company's plant caught fire
Sunday night at ten o'clock and the five
large buildings were totally destroyed.
Loss, $200,000 insurance, $150,000. The
fire started from a dust explosion. The
firm had been running day and night
to supply the demand for their break
fast foods in this country and Europe.
Illinois Cavalry Reunion.
Chatsworth, 111., Oct. 3.—-Notices of
the first annual reunion and banquet
of the Illinois Cavalry Volunteers of
189S, which will be held at the Palmer
house, Chicago, October 13, at seven
o'clock, are being sent out by R. Fin
ley Brown, of this city, treasurer of the
association and chairman of the invita
Danville, 111., Oct. 3.—Three thousand
miners who have been out for two
weeks will return to work to-day, the
firemen's demands having been con
ceded by the operators. The conten
tion was for an eight-hour day and
$1.75 per day. The new agreement
stands until April 1.
First Race Called Off.
New York, Oct. 4. The first of the
international series of yacht races be
tween the Shamrock and the Colum
bia, Tuesday, was declared off,- as
neither boat could reach the finish* line
in the time allotted by the rules.
Tho Tmtr Was ProfltnMa.
The profits of the last state fair are
over 820,000, the exact amount not be
ing ascertainable until all the Dills
have been audited. The books now
show a balance of $23,000.
The record is a brilliant one, show
ing that the fair has been the most
successful in the state's history. Last
year's fair closed with a balance oiJJV
The total receipts were $91,876.74, de
rived from the following sources:
Balance from 1898, 55,672.87 state ap
propriation, $4,000 entry fees, $200
stall rent, $755.50 forage, $814.45 priv
ileges, $5,084.60 race account, $116
miscellaneous receipts, $4,561.14 rail
road tickets unaccounted for, $6,653.^
The total receipts from tickets, in
cluding railroad tickets, for which set
tlements have not yet been made, are
$61,879.20. As last year's receipts from
the same source were $36,951.75, there
is an increase in this item of $24,927.65.
The expenditures already foot up
$68,000, and will be more than $70,000,
the chief items being: Premiums, $14,
527.73 races, $14,077.25 permanent im
provements, $5,954.97 attractions, $7,
The chief increases in receipts were
in tickets and sale of privileges.
Minneapolis has become the largest
primary frog market in the world. The
total receipts, of frogs and frog legs in
the city for the current year will be
somewhat in excess of 200,000 dozen,
which means that 2,400,000 croakers
have paid the extreme penalty. The
business has reached such proportions
that an army of men now depend upon
frog catching throughout the state for
a livelihood. It is said by frog con
noisseurs that the Minnesota article is
vastly superior to other brands in
points of flavor, and for that reason
eastern and southern epicures have a
great preference for it. One large
firm handles the business exclusively.
While the receipts from the business
did not exceed $1,000 five years ago,
they will run close to $15,000 now.
Swell restaurants in New York, Chi
cago, Cincinnati and other cities have
standing orderb for so many dozen per
FeU from a Window.
Julius Hartneck, of Morgan, went to
Springfield, and after looking for his
sister, who is the wife of Jos. Schleif,
went to the hotel to stay for the night.
Mrs. Schleif has been gone from her
husband some time. During the night
a policeman found the body of Hart
neck by the side of the hotel building.
Upon investigation it was found that
Hartneck had fallen from a second
story window and received severe
bruises in the head and body. He was
taken to the village lockup, where he
was cared for.
Fell from a Plow and Killed.
A farmer named Frederick Martin,
living in the town of Foran, about 10
miles south of Wells, was killed by
falling under a sulky plow. He had
been driving the team on the plow and
was going to the house for dinner.
His son and a hired man went in ahead
of him, but when the old man did not
come they went to look for him. They
found him dead under the plow. The
pole was broken and the horses had
News In Brief.
The body of an unknown man was
found in the river at Fort Snelling.
William G. Smith, St. Anthony Park,
has received the appointment of field
assistant in the department of agricul
ture, with a salary of $1,000.
Josie Swanson. aged 4 years, was
burned to death in Minneapolis. She
was playing around a bonfire and her
clothing caught fire.
John T. Anderson, a laborer who has
lived three years with his spine frac
tured near the base, died at the city
hospital, St. Paul.
Mrs. Martha Peebles, an aged lady,
fell down stairs in Minneapolis and
Mrs. Carl Stople, of Minneapolis,died
from arsenic taken with suicidal in
The Washburn-Crosby company has
been notified that their famous Gold
Medal flour has received a blue ribbon
and diploma at the Illinois state fair
just closed at Springfield.
W. H. Shoemaker, an old resident of
Owatonna, committed suicide by shoot
ing himself through the head.
By the falling of a scaffold in the
union depot at Minneapolis four paint
ers were injured.
The Lake Superior Consolidated,
sometimes known as the Rockefeller
company, paid the state a fee of $13,200
as a foreign corporation, and an
nounced its intention to contest the
constitutionality of the Somerville act.
John Nelson, an employe of the Mil
waukee road at Minneapolis, was be
headed by the cars.
Bad weather about spoiled the Good
hue county fair.
The Merchants' State bank has been
incorporated at Long Prairie, with a
capital of $20,000.
Gov. Lind has named Oct. 27 as the
day for the execution of George J.
Ferguson, the Itasca county murderer.
James Doyle, an aged man, fell down
a stairway in St. Paul, and died after
being unconscious for 27 hours.
The Minneapolis milkmen raised the
price of milk one cent per quart.
The state school of agriculture has
oponed for the winter term with pros
pects better than ever.
An order was issued at the postoffice
department for the establishment, of
rural free delivery service at Roches
ter. The length of the route is 25 }i
miles, the area covered is 25 square
miles and the population served 500.
Adam Britzius has been appointed reg
ular carrier and F. G. Timm substitute.
Capt. Amasa S. Crossfield, Brown's
Valley, who was an officer of the 15th
Minnesota volunteers, has been com
missioned as a captain in the 44th vol
unteer infantry, and has been assigned
to recruiting duty at his home.
Battalion Sergeant Major Loye, 13th
Minnesota, was notified by the war
department that he had been appoint
ed captain in the 45th infantry. Lieut.
Johnson, Co. F, has been appointed
first lieutenant in the 42d infantry.
The men will be mustered out with the
regiment, and will then receive orders.
After a stormy session of three days
at White Earth agency, the Chippewa
Indians decided in favor of no junkets.
The little 2%-year-old son of Mr. and
Mrs. Henry Dawes, Uving at Warsaw,
became lost and was not found until
the next day. He was found in a
dough, alive but terribly chilled.