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THE EDDY CURRENT Pocoa Vulloy to tho Front, Cronkora to tho Ronr. VOL. VI. EDDY, NEW MEXICO, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER li, 1808. NO. 48. TO BE REQUESTED TO EXPLAIN. 4 'Gen. Miles on His Return Will be Asked to Throw Light on Certain Statements. Discussing Czar's Note. WIU'l.i. ,,U in .illil. Washington, Aug, St. When (Jen. Miles return to Washington he will bo asked for on explanation of recent Interviews appearing with III in and tho publication of certain dispatches which the war department linn not mado public. Whether the luvostlga tlon will take the course of a military court of Inquiry or of a private Inter view betweon President MoKlnloy, tho socretnry of war and Ocn, Mllos. remains yet to be floon. Until tho arrival of Oon. Mllos thn war department will not discuss tho matter. Scerotnry Alitor RayH that tho department will not outer Into an controversy with lln subordinates, and ha doeti not propose to discuss mattors affecting Qen. Miles during hU ab sence. Tho detmrtment In of the opinion that den. Miles made public the die puti he of tho secretary. Osn. Shatter and hluiMlf published them. Such ac tion It regard ni a breach of military regulation, but no military court oan -.crura proof that Oon. Mile mado public the dlpatche It he and the pcrxon to whom tlioy wore furnlihed refuse to kIvc the Information, oh several military trial made It settled law that no military court can compel civilian to toatlfy It ho doe not want (Jon. Mllos may alio be called to ac count for tho lntorvlowH with htm, as, nnlcHH disavowed, ihoy would plauo him In tho attltudo of crltlolslng hU superior officers, and subject him to military discipline. Tho publication of tho dlspntoh yc4 tcrday.talcon toRcthor with previous In--.orvows In tho Kansas City Star, were the topic of conversation unions offi cers of tho war department, and at read there Is a disposition by soma to tako sides In tho matter, while others dcploro tho conditions us tondlng to lower tho tono of tho army nand do irrrparablo Injury to the service It Is expected the controversy will extend to both houses of congress, and It Is feared will have an adverse effect upon legislation, which will be asked to hotter tho army. It Is Konorally understood that the regular force will have to be largely Increased, at loast until tho conquered Islands are disposed of, and It Is foar cd that legislation In this direction will be hnmpered by tho Inevitable controversy betwoon the secretary of y ".r and the general commanding the army. Kn.i-lll' 1Kb I'lro. Nashville, Tonn., Aug. 31 Fire broko out at 2:10 o'oloalc yesterday morning In tho fifth Hoar of tho largo estab lishment of tho I'hlllpps, Iluttorff Man-titm-turlng company, dealers In stoves and tinware, on College avenue, and spiwtd rapidly, destroying that build ing and thoso occupied by A. J. Wer ren. furniture dealer; I'hlllpps & Stev enson, stovos and tinware, and the Davie Printing company. The building occupied by the Amer Iran National bank was considerably damaged by fire and water. Los $100,. 00, which Is covered by Insurance. Tho loss sustained by the Phillips Iluttorff Manufacturing company on stork and building Is estimated at $175 000: A. J. Warren, loss on stock, $25,000, on building $82,000; I'hlllpps & Stovenson, loss on stock $16,000; Anmrli-an National bank, low on building $ JO .000; Davie Printing com pany, loss on stoek, $4,000; J. M. Head, loss on i'hlllpps & Stevenson building $20,000. These losses are pretty well covered by Insuranee. MU.lMlppI Dual, Memphis, Aug. 31, A special from Vncksburg, Miss., nysj A duel betweon Hon. Ohas. Seott, president of tho failed Ilosodale bank, and C. K. Wright, editor of the Vlsks burg Dispatch, was fought four miles from the city yesterday. Two shots were exchanged.Wrlght being slightly wounded by the second. Uofore a third oould be fired the chief of police arrived and Interfered, the bout being derlart-d off. The distance was tea paces, S8-allber revolvers. The trouble grew out of a newspaper con troversy over the failure of tne Rose- dale bank. I)lftrnt Opinion.. London, Aug. 31, John Morloy, LIU ernl member of parliament and for mer chief searetary for Iroland, Bit John Lubbock, tho distinguished sal enutlst and Ltboral-Unlonlst member of parliament, and many othor men of position In the political and scientific world, havo oxpresscd tholr approval of tho czar's plan. A St. Petersburg correspondent says: 'Count Muravleff, tho Hussion for olgn minister, 'declare that tho Idea originated entirely with Emperor Nicholas. There Is much skepticism In dlulomatlo circles ns to any practical results from a conference, and it is ad milled on all sides that tho circular oume ns a groat surprise." A Paris corrsopondent Insists that M. Fnuro and tho French ministers know nothing beforehand and that tho war's proposal has plunged tho ontlre oltlolal world Into torrlblo embarrass ment and almost Into stupefaction. "Everybody," says M. do Mowltx, "Is asking with dismay what It means. It is a sad awakening far France nnd lior papers are making nn lmmenso ef fort to rnstrnln tholr feelings In the face of what Is regarded us Itusslan perfidy." .llmlrlil VI. w.. Madrid, Aug. 31. Tho Imparclnl yostordny, referring to tho cznr'fl peaco note, expresses tho belief thnt his maj oity's pronouncomont can hardly coma from a moro droamor. It ailds: Itoncotlon convinces us that It was only Issued after consultation with Prcsldont fauro and Emporor William and thnt It foreshadows a period of grcnt diplomatic activity." In conclusion tho Imparclal says: "Wo urgo Spain to pay closo atten tion to tho matter as assuredly Spain Is not tho power least Interested In It." The Liberal Is of tho opinion that the czar's object was to avort a "threatening rupture of vlows which prevail," adding: "Tho work of tho Hlspauo-Amorlcan commission In Paris Is hardly worthy of mention in comparison with tho proposod confer ence, which ought to bo attended by tho United Suites as woll ns Huropo, for should war break out and extend from the Mediterranean to tho China sea, Spain must awake In order to pro servo tho little she has managed to save from the ruin." l'lr.t Until. Cairo, Kgypt. Aug. 31. A brigade of friendly Arabs, commanded by MnJ. Stuart Wortley, It Is announced In n dispatch from Wad HI Obld datod Monday, whleh had boen pushing around the Omdurman Dervish camp, near Khartoum, with a view of cutting off tho retreat of the forces of Khalifa, had its first brush with the onemy on the east bank of tho Nllo and captured flvo men and a grain ladoncd boat. The Dervish scouts, the dispatch con tinues, are now frequently sighted and the whole Anglo-Bgyptlan army has reached Omterlff, 30 miles from Om durman. It will move Into a new camp 30 miles further south to-day. The gunboat Mellk had been wreaked while reeonnolterlng 100 miles up the river from a terrific sand storm. riiarinaeltt. M..I. lialtlmore. Md., Aug. 31. The Araer lean Pharmaceutical association, in a session of Us forty-sixth annual con vention, yesterday elected Charles II. Dohine of Ualtlmoie president for tho coming year. Other oftUor cleoted were First vleo president, deorge F. Payne, Atlanta, Co.; treasurer, Sam uel A. D. Shcppard, Host on; general secretary, Charles Caspar!, Jr.. Haiti more. Elected to fill vaeanoles In tlio council: John Ingalls of Maeon, Oa., and Thomas F. Main, New York city. The next meeting will bo at Put-In-Hay, 0., Sept. i, 1899. Harder suit Nulrld. Mlddlesboro, Ky., Aug. 31. Walter Hurrows yesterday killed his wife with a JK-oallber evolve and then shot him self, dying Instantly. Mr. Hurrows waj Shut three times through the heart, The tragedy was due to Jealousy, which neighbors say was groundless. I I'rnlintil l.'nn.f. Washington, Aug. 30. Tho oxtruor. dluory circular note directed by the Itusslan foreign minister to tho mem bera of the dlplomntlo body at 81. Pe tersburg has attracted tho earnest at tention of tho ontclals horo. It is sup posed from tho torms of tho nolo that Is published that tho ropy Is directed to Mr. Hitchcock, tho United Blnto nmbassndor at tho Itusslan court, but so far nothing has been heard by cable from him to that effect. It Is bolloved horo that the victory achieved by tho United Stntcs In the late war was a contributing factor in the preparation of tho note. It Is sur mised that that victory mado it clear nt once to tho European stntesmon that to maintain tho balanco of power they would bo obliged to redouble tholr expenditures on account of tho army and navy, else they might be outstripped by tho United States. Tho omclat mind horo looks upon the Itusslan project for a general dis armament as Utopian nt this tlmo, and whllo nny statement ns to tho attltudo of tho United Stntos towards suoh a conference as that proposed Is purely conjectural In advanco of tho receipt of the Invitation, tho improsslon pre vails that our government would not cure to tako any notlvo part In Its deliberations. Turning Point In Hlitnrjr. St. Petersburg, Aug. 30. Tho news papers horo doolaro that tho ozar's manifesto will constitute i turning point In history. Tho Novostllll; It stands to reason thnt tho disarmament question can not bo solved without n previous removal of tho cnusos for tho armament Tho conforonro must accurately detormlne tho rospcctlvo pretensions of tho na tions and proposo means for a peaco tul arrangement, nnd It may come to pass thnt at tho oloso of tho nineteenth century a liquidation mny bo effected of tho International policies which are so prolific in trouble and dangors. Tho Novoo Vrcmyn says: All truo friends of peaco aro naturally on tho sldo of Hussla, but it Is Impossible to guarantee that some of tho wostoru cabinets will not ralso objections, pro moted by tho fact that tho armed peaco which has existed slnco 1S71 Is the 1 main sourco of their international ' strength. Bvlot says: It all the powers nccopt . Itussla's proposal with tho samo car-! neatness with whloh it was mado tho dawn of tho twontlcth contury will seo j tho Idea of unlvorsnt peace triumphant j over that of unrost nnd discord. Tho Vledomostl expresses the opln-! ion thnt tbo noto of the czar is csscn- j tlully "an attempt to introduce tho element of trust Into International re lations," adding: "Whoever believes in tho creative power of ideas pro pounded with conviction and clear ness must rojotco that the noto brings a now nnd bonoflcout courso nlto tho world's llfo nnd groups anow tho par ticipants In that llfo." Il.lntlnn. Btrntn.il. London, Aug. 30. A llong Kong cor respondent saysi Tho relations between tho Amorloans and tho Phlllpplnos are much strained In consequence of n collision nt Co- Ito Inst Wednesday. Insurgents at Ca-! vlto hnro been ondered to evacuate the I ptaco and removo troops two mllos In tho country In order to provont fur ther disorders. den. Agulnaldo says his chief pur pose In maintaining his army near the olty was to be prepared to copo with Spain In case America left Manila to Spanish control. Not Ol-.ii 1't Y.ari. Washington, Aug. 30 ,-Cnpt. Lonti C. Duncan, surgeon of thn twenty-second Kansas regiment, Is held by tho sheriff of Fairfax county, Vo., to ans wer an Indictment charging him with desecrating Confederate graves at Dull Hun, near Manassas. It appeari that Dr. Duncan, whose ease has now become famous, was not sontonccd to flro years' Imprisonment, ns reported from Camp Meade. Pn., but csoaped much moro lightly at tho hands of tho military court, thro being n look of evldenco to prove that ho aetually took part In despoiling tho graves. On the first specification, that of having participated in tho desecration ho was acquitted, but on tho second specification, that of conduct prejudi cial to good order nnd discipline, the court found him guilty. The finding of tho court-martial, ap proved by (len. Davis, wns that Sur geon Diinonn bo deprived of his rank for two months, bo confined to regi mental camp and forfeit half his pay for tho same length of tlmo nnd that he bo reprimanded by tho commanding general. How Dr. Duncan Is to bo confined to regimental enmp for months when ho Is now the prisoner of tho sheriff of Fairfax county is dimeult to understand, Conduct Admirable, London, Aug. 30. A Manila corre spondent says: The leading men here have signed a memorial to Iorl Salisbury urging him to use his offices to prevent ths Spaniards from regaining supremacy la the Philippines. The conduct of the Amorltan troops Is admirable. The town, slnee their oeeuputlon, ha been wonderfully free from disturbance. Uen. Greene has been ordered to return to Washington. Ho will sail with Uen. Merrltt. VTnr Claim. I'll.il. Washington, Aug. 30. Alrondy sev oral of the states haw filed with the secretary nt the treasury claims tor rcomhursomsnt of expenditures grow ing out of tho war. Auditor Drown of tho treasury department In spouklng ai these claims said: "There seems to bo a misapprehen sion on tho part ot some nt tho claim nuts. Creditors can not piosont tholr account direct to tho war dopartraont The lnw provide that all nccountfl must be paid by thoh states nnd the gonornl government will relmburao the state. "Tho principal delay llkoly to bo oc-ca- sinned In tho settlement ot tho claims arlsos from tho failure In some ensos to proporly receipt tho bills nnd have them npprovod by tho governor. Wncn tho vouchers uro presented In proper shnpo this office will pass upon thorn promptly." (In. In Turin Itlro, Washington, Aug. 30. An order won Issued nt tho navy dopartmont yoster doy dotnchlng Itoar Admiral W. S. Bchloy from tho command of tho sec ond squadron of tho North Atlantic fleet, ordering him to Porto Itlco ns a member ot the evacuating commission, during which time he Is authorized tc fly his flag on tho cruiser Now Orleans, which will remain in thoso wnters un til tho commission Is ready to return to tho United States. Admiral Bchloy will bo accompanied to Porto Hloo by tho following members of his staff now attached to tho crulsw Drooklyn nt New York- Llout. J. P. Sears, Lieut. H. W. Wells. Jr., nnd Ensign Edward MeSttiiloy, Jr. Oril.rail Mn.Ur.it (tut, Washington, Aug. 30. Tho follow ing troons have been mustered otit Ninth Massachusetts, from Middle- town, pa., to South Framlngham, Mass.. where thoy will bo mustered (Hit; seventh Illinois, from Middle town to Springfield! first Illinois, Lexington, ., to Springfield; fifth Illi nois, Lexington. Ky., to Sprlngflold; sixty-fifth Now York, from Camp Al ger to liuffalo; fifth Ohio, Infantry, from Fernnndlna, Fla., to Columbus, O.; first Wisconsin, from Jacksonville to Camp Douglass, Wis.; second vol unteers cavalry (drlgeby) at Cbloka manga; fourth Texas, at Austin, Tex. Nw liar. Dlt.aia, Outhrle, Ok.. Aug. 30. Farmers In the western part of this county and In Kingfisher eounly have applied to the territorial live stock sanitary board for ssslatanso In staining out a peculiar new disease whleh Is killing a large number of their horses. Nobody has yet been able to tell the nature of the dictate or siieeeMfully prescribe for it, and 100 or more horses have died. ri.nljr of Nupill... Washington, Aug. 30 Admiral Dew ey has Informed the navy department that ho has an abundance of supplies for tho present needs of his squadron. In a dispatch to the department yes terday ho announce the arrival of an Australian refrigerator ship with fresh meats and other provisions. Almo.l !. rlail. Cotton season iias opined at Pari. Tex. Washington. Aug. 30. Tlie white house Is almost deserted on account ot the absence of the president, which kept away the prominent callers, whose visits marked tho daily routine of the president's life for the past few weeks. The golngawayof the president has put u quietus on the usual aotlvlty st Washington. Colneldent with Mr. MoKJnloy'u departure some members pf the uablnet, headed by Secretary Day, who Is npw at home In Ohlo.have taken, leave ot Washington for a sliori while. Favor I'aaro, London, Aug. 29. Tho czar of Ilus sta In a communication which ho or dered Count Muravlcff, his foreign minister, to hand tho foreign dlplo mnta at 8t. Petersburg, favors a con ftrenco to secure lasting peace. The text Is as follows: "Tho maintenance of a general peace and tho possible reduction ot tho ex cesstro armaments whloh weigh upon all nations present themselves In ex isting conditions to tho wholo world ns nn Idenl toward whloh tho endeav ors ot all governments should b di rected. Tho humnnttarlan nnd mng nnlmous Ideas ot his mnjesty, tho em peror, my august master, havo bsen won over to this view In tho conviction that this lofty aim Is In conformity with tuo most ossontlnl Interests nnd Icgltlmnto vlows of all tho powers, and tho Imperial government thinks tho present moment would bo very fa vorable to seeking tho means. "International discussion Is tho most effectual moans of Insuring all pcoplo benefit a real durablo peace nbovo all putting nn end to the progressiva de velopment ot tho present armaments. "In tho courso ot tho last twenty years tho longing for general appcaso inont has grown very pronounced In the Intorcourso ot civilized nations, ana tho preservation ot peaco has boon put forward as an object ot Interna tional policy. It la In Its naino that great states havo oouolutle.l among thomselves powortul alliances. "It Is tho better to guard eaoh though thoy havo dovoloped In propor tion hitherto unprecedented In tholr military forces and still continue to lncrcnso thorn without shrinking from any sncrlilec. "Noverthcloss nil thoso efforts havo not yet been ablo to bring about the boncflccnt result In tho desired pacifi cation. "Tho financial changes following tho upward march strlko nt tho very root of public prosperity. Tho Intellectual atid physical strength of tho nation's labor nnd capital nro mostly diverted from tholr natural application and aro unproductlvoly consumed. Hundreds of millions nro dototod to noqulring torrlblo engines ot destruction, which thought to-day rcgai-'cd aa tho last work of aclonco, nro dostlnod to-morrow to loso all their value in conso- quonco of somo now discovery In ths snmo field. National culture, econo mic, progressive, and tho production of wealth nro clthor paralyzed or checked In development. Moreover, In proportion as thu armaments ot each power Increase thoy less and less ful fill the objects tho government havo set before thomsclvos. "The economic crisis, duo In groat nart tu tho system ot armaments, 1'outrnnco and tho continual danger which )lss In this massing ot war ma terial are transforming tho armed peace ot our days into a crushing bur den whleh the people havo moro and mure dllllculty In boarlng. "It nppoura ovldent thnt It this state of things wsro to bo prolonged It would Inevitably lead to the very cataclysm Tl Is dwliod to avort and tho horrors whereof mako ovcry thinking bolng shudder In ndvnneo. "To put an ond to thoao Incessant armaments and to seek tho means of warding oft the calamity whleh Is threatening tho wholo world suoh Is tho supreme duty to-duy Imposed upon all states. "Filled with this Idea, his majesty has beon pleased to command mo to proposo to all tho governments whose representatives aro accredited to tho Imperial court tho uasembllng ot a con ference which all occupy Itself with this grave problem. "This conference will be, by tho help of Qod, a happy presage ot the century which Is about to open. It would con verge Into one powerful focus the ef fort ot all states slneerely seeking to make the great conception ot universal peaee triumph over the elements ot trouble and dlseord and it would at the rame time oement their agreement by a corporate consecration of the prin ciple ot equity and right whereon rest the soeiirlty of states and the welfare of peoples. Klll.il In Wr.fU. Illrmlngham, Ala., Aug, 29, A tttsln on the Louisville nnd Nashville rail way bearing the sixty-ninth New York voulnnteers from Fernandlna, Fla., to Hunlsvllle, Ala., was wreaked near here last night. Two were Instantly killed, one fatally Injured and stx se riously. The killed were: Peter Farley, company (1, New York oltyt Frank (Jennoa, private, nephew of Col. John Duffy, Fatally Injured Sergt. J, J. Vlan nlng company U. rra.ld.nl VTIII Vl.lt Omnhs, A special telegram from Washlngtoi says: President McKlnley informally accepted tho Invitation extended through Manager Itosewater to attend tho Trans-MlsslsslppI Exposition dur ing Peace Jublleo wee. Oct 10. Man ager Itosewater, accompanied by As sistant Secretary of War Molkoljohn, wns shown Into tho Library room. Ths president was at his desk.looklng soma what enroworn, although ho nppenred quite cheerful. The conversation nat urally drifted from tho war to the president's much needed and woll earned vnoatlon, which the prosldont said could not bogln botoro October 1. when tho pence commission is ex pected to cntor upon Its work In Parts, After hearing Mr. Ilosowntcr's earn est nppcal, tho president said: "You mny say to Your people that I accopt thu Invitation and unless something untorseen hnppons, I shall visit Oma ha early in October. It scorns to mo propor that it president who has con cluded u successful war should mani fest his appreciation ot the achieve ments nnd arts ot peaco as Illustrated by tho Trans-MlsslsslppI Exposition, but let mo say right hero that I am not going to Omaha to mako a speech. I ncod rest and I want to bo comfort able." 'Wo will try to make you comforta ble, Mr. President," exclaimed Mr. Itosowntor. "That is what I need, and remember I mil not going to proparo speeches and I want no nddresses delivered to mo." "Tho Chicago people," said Mr. Itosowatcr, "aro also preparing a demonstration." "Lot tho Chicago people do what thoy lllio. I will tako a vnoatlon I am going to Omaha." Vmrj litpxitlllmi. St. Johns, N. F., Aug. 29. Tho steamer Hopo has arrived hero from lior trip to Greenland, whither sho car ried tho Peary exploring expedition. At Foulko fiord tho Hopo parted with Lieut. Peary and sailed south on tho 13th Instant, tho Windward exploring party's ship leaving-at tho samo tlmo for Shcard Osborne fiord, where Peary will mako his headquarters during tho winter. Sixty dogs and ten Esqui maux men and women were tukon north. Copt. Darrott reports all woll. Th. llalliiuoro KUi.tilp, Manila, Aug. 23. ateamora are en tering tho rlvor as usual. Tho Amer icans aro temporarily maintaining tba former Spanish territory. Uuslnoss Is brisk. Tho United Stntes steamships Olym pla and Itnlelgh hnvo gono to Hong Kong to go Into dock. Admiral Dowoy has transferred his Aug to tho lialtl more. Ocn. Morrltt sails nn tho steamer China for Paris to attend tho session ot tho peace conference. I'rnm Mmlrlil. Madrid, Aug. 39. Duko Almodovaar do Illo, mlnlstor ot foreign affairs, and Scnor (lamazo, mlnlstor ot public In struction and public works, have ar rived at an ngrcement as to how to Instruct tho Antlllos evacuation som mlssloners and the Instructions wero mailed yesterday. Con. Correa, minister ot war, has informed tho queen regent ot (he ar rival of tiio transport Isla de Luzon at Vloo and the Montscrrat at Corun na with troops returning from Cuba. Forty-two death occurred on tho steamers. IaelU.il la Hn..r, rierlln.Aug. 2J. The czar's note wa posted in the hotels and cafes yester day afternoon nnd Is generally discuss ed rattier oynteally. A high offlsJal ot the war am observed thnt It would be "a good tople for a dull HA son. If the conference met thero was no doubt tint Franco would demand the return ot Alaee-I.oralne,M Alt politicians are Inclined to sneer at wch a proposal amanatlng tram Hut sta OapL Duncan, charged with dfisecrs. was sentenced t five years' Imprisonment. Chair. IXniaiul.il. Shanghai, Aug. 39. A dlspatoh from Pekln, dated Aug. 27, says the French, Italian and Duteh ministers have for mally demanded a share for their re spective nationalities In the profes sional chairs at tho new university, ot whleh an American, Prof. Martin, ts president The general office forte of the Sants Fa road has been temporarily Ukr to Cleburne tram OalvssisNs.