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1 rUrL EDDY CURRENT Pocos Valloy to tho Front, Oronkors to tho Ronr. VOL. VI. MDDY, NEW MEXICO, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 181)8. NO. '18. COMMISSIONERS ARE AT W1I. Gen. Morritt Before the Americans-JMio President's Mcssaflo Read and an Answer Sent to Same. I'.iirn (TnUtmlMlmi. rnrl, Oet eWfhe morning wns cold ami disagreeable, favoriig Indoor work of which each commlefiioli Jin plenty j on Imnd. The' Amerlmn cotnmlslson era determined to devote yCcfllay esslons to n conference with MnJ, Oen. Mcrrltt. The session or tha Amsriaan nmmlsslnn ' began nt 10 o'eloelt and 1 as tod unttl 1 o'clock in the afternoon. Uon. Mcrrltt detailed to yid. comniii slon his personal views and those of Hcnr Admlrnl Dowoy regarding tho physical, geographical, moral nnd po lltlcal condltlom prevailing In the Phlllppluo Islands. Gen. Merrill's exposition of liln por aonal vtowH und Judgment of tho Phll Ipplno Islands was not finished. President Itlos of the Spanish coin minion nnd hi dottoaguos wore busy with telegraphic nnd other correspond cure. Tlio Spanish commissioners wero ro rolvcd yesterday uttornoon at 1 o'clock by Prosldont Fauro at tho lllyaco pal nro. Tho members of tho Spanish com mission wcro Introduced by tho Spnn Vjh ambassador. Sonar Leon y CohIUIu, A wvnor ItlCM oxpdoseed tho gratlfl tMilon of tlm comtnlMlon ut mooting tho prosldont of France. At 4:45 p. in., Immediately following tho reception of tho Spaniards, tho m-minors of thn Amorlcan penco com mission woro rocolvcd by President Fauro nt tho Klysco pnlnco. Ocn. Por ter met tho comtnlsslonorH on tho stops of tho court of honor nnd tboy proceed od to tho Krnnd salon. Prosldont Fauro surrounded by a row mombora of his oltlrlal household, received Ocn. I'ortor, who prosanted Judgo Day nnd the otli or tnemhem of tlm rmnmlmtlnn In turn. .after which Judgo Day prosontod Pros Ident Fauro n cablo moesago from Tresldent McKlnloy. It wok dated Sept. 27 and addressed to Ills oxeol leney M. Fauro, prosldont or tho ro public, and was signed "William Mo Klnley, prosldont or the United Status." It read iih follows: ' On this oocuMon, whon the commis sions or tho United States and Spain uro about to assemble nt the capital or Franco to ncgotluto peace, nnd whsn tho rcprosontatlvos or this government uro rccelvliiR tho hospitality and good will or your republic, I beg to louder you my most friendly personal greet ing and tho assurance or my gratorul npproclntlonh or your kind courtesies to tho American commissioners." President Fauro. In reply, oxprossed Ills admiration or tho cordial senti ments uttored and lioartlly recipro cated them. President Fnuro said that everything possible would be dono for the oomfort of tho commissioner, nnd ooualudod with saying: "As tho nnmo of Lntay tlto Is held dear In tho Uultod Suites, so 1 Washington revered Iti Franc." Tho president then added that ho would I in mud lately transmit directly to President McKlnley his reply to the lattor'u cordial message. The follow ing Is tho text of the cablegram to 3'rosldent MoKlnley: "I liavo had great pleasure In re solving tho American plenipotentiaries to tho high Spanish-American pease commission. During the course or an audience Mr. Day read the telegram which you so graciously tent me. I uin very much touched by the smIImvhU 'which your excellency has been kind enough to express, and I heartily thank you for them. I hope th A in er loan t omnvlsstaner will have kind reeolleo t'ons of their sojourn In Pro nee, wlileh ii mall try to render agreeable to thorn, and I slneercly hope for n happy ter mination of the paellle work of the commission." speelal .Ml. llllt'. VUtli. Baltimore) Md., Get C-fA. from Mehmond, Va., s;: Mies Lucy 11111, daughter 6f dsn. A. P. 1IIII, whoso nomination at th new "Daughter of tho Confederate" stirred up n tumult throughout the south upon life ground that there could totVW be I fueeetHsor to that tltlo, hog wUUati letter to it friend hero, In which sbo "It ban given mo much pleasure to know how mnny friends I lmyo In this mnttor of tho succession to tho title of 'tho Daughter of tho Confederacy.' II Is an honor unsought by me nnd, with (Ion. Gordon, I say the title should die with tho original possessor Winnie 1uIk. Them can not always bo Uaughlor or the Confederacy, tor I nm tho last ono ot a general's daughter to bo born at thnt time and with mo It would ond. I am content as I am, n Confederate soldier's daughter. You oan uudorstnnd how I feol in regard to this mattor. The notoriety of It has worried mo greatly. If 1 eould only write you ns I reel you would see how koenly this affair or the Uaughtor or tho Confederacy has distressed mo, npprcelato tho fnot' that my frlonds sought thus to honor my fathor through me, but il wns a mistaken klndnoss. I want you nnd through you tho 11. 15. I.co camp to know thnt tho whoto affair has distressed mo Immeas ur&bly, nnd to that henrtbroken mother I extend my rugrct that tho oontro vorsy should have arisen." M.llwill.t Cnnfer.iH'e, Grand Ilnplds, Mloh., Oct. B. The convention ot tho Methodist church wan called to order hero yesterday morning. About 200 delegate aro bore Including missionaries from Chlnn, Turkey, South Africa nnd the Pacific islands. Tho treasury committee approved tho work ot tho treasurer and tho ad ministration of tho fliinncos of tho board. They believed that a siilllclont ndvunce could bo made to clear the board ot dobt and reinforce nil ot tho twenty missions distributed through out tho world. Mr. Dnnlols of tho commltteo point cd out thnt tho means for carrying on tho work In tho past year had boen to tally Inndequato nnd that tho nntlvo agencies had boen reduced from -15 to BO per cent. Tho salaries or tho missionaries had been reduced 10 por cent. Tho re ceipts ror tho yoar rrom nil sources, omitting sums received for debt, have been $061,907. n Hflln over Inst year ot HS.Ott. Tha totnl obligations rostliiR upon the board Aug. 31, 1308, wore $10,301. Iltnrtltug T.Mmony, Washington, Oct. 4. Tho report of the medical commission nppblnted to examine Into the condition ot affairs nt Camp Thomas, has startled tho war department. Tho Investigating commlt teo will havo this report before tho ond of this week, along with tho testimony on whleh the findings wcro made. Tho testimony of Col. Illlas Chandler ot tho first Arkansas volunteers Is most Important. Ho states that he made ;lally visits to tl)e second division hos- ' - 1 . . . I !.,. . t ,.... .1 MM.. liiuii ui inu inirii tmrps. no iuuiiii uu nfMi Private 81ms, slek with pneu monia and In great pain, who had re ceived no medicine tram 11 o'clock one night till 1 o'clock the next afternoon. It had been raining nnd the wntw ran through the tent, thoroughly wetting tho ground, nnd soaking the bedding on which the tick man lay. "I asked permission," further testi fied Col. Chandler, "to put up a habit able tent and did so. Twenty-four hours later he was moved to It and twclvo hours after ho died. The ox cusa given for not moving him sooner was because tho ground was too wot. "I repeatedly found men who declared to mo thnt' tltoy had been twunty-four hours without attention from n physi cian. I lmo been In tho measles ward when thoy had 130 patients nnd found not more than three nurses and the jmrtents complained that they could not get water or food." The testimony ot Lieut. Power ot the second Kansas Is or a similar char acter. "1 round men lying on litters on tho ground betweou tho cots. Pa tients wsro required to go to tho sinks without assistance. I found thnt the water provided for the day usually gave out nliout 2 o'clock in the afternoon, Frequently I happened In whan order- lloa were distributing meals. Thoy would stop at tho head of tho tents nnd call out, 'Who wuntu heavy diet and who wants light?' Tho hoavy diet con sisted or broad, beef, beans und coffee; tho light of bread, oatmcul and milk. I never saw any medicine administered to the men. It was sickening nnd tho condition ot the floors and men foul." Chaplain Wyntts ot tho second Ken tucky testifies; "Men w J the mumpi wero torccd to go out Into tho rain. Nursos brought bread In their nrms as thoy would carry Htovowood and throw it on tho patients' beds, Tho tood given tho patients was unclean." ' Major U. A. finllh ot tho hospital told the board; "I was assigned to duty as a ward physician on July ID, Tha inadequato facilities compelled mo to work to groat disadvantage. When I took oharga sick men wero In tents without floors, somo on cots nnd somo on tho ground. The medlclues on hand woro ontlroly Inadequate. Tho condi tions I mo described wore serious enough, but nothing in comparison with tho lack ot Ico water and proper nourishment. No drinking watw was to bo had save that piped from Chleka mnugu. crock. It was so tilled with or ganic mnttor that tho lllleisra clogged and nothing could be obtained to boll it In. "It took from Aug. 4 to SO to get n requisition for twclvo water barrels honored. Up to Aug, 1 thsro woie live ward surgeons to oara for 400 patients." I'lr. Stapp.il, Donvor, Colo., Oet, 4. Reports re. eolved from various points In tho re gion whoro the forest fires havo been spreading for n week or two past are to tho effect that tho fires havo boen checked In ptaeees by rein nnd snow, lu the vicinity ot l! leu wood Springs tho lire aro almost entirely extlugulsh ed. Idaho Springs reports that the tiros on the west slope ot the Ulvldo are pretty nearly under control nnd there Is nut much danger ot their reaching the oast slope. However, the 11 res will smoulder for months, and another dry spall followed by winds might revive the flames. Hundreds ot miles ot fine timber have been laid waste in the range of mountains west ot Mltiuie park and some ranches have been de- ettnyed. A Imdvlllo dlapatah says: A light snow-fall uppeant to hav somewhat checked tho forest fires thnt were threatening somo ot the mining sec tions. The snow was ontlroly too light to oxtlugulsh tho llnmos, and unless an. other storm comos within tho noxt tor ty-elght hours It Is feared that muoh dnmngn will be dono In take park and St. Kevin sections. It. A. Julian, superintendent ot tha United atates fish hstchory nt lnd vllle. says that criminal onrelettsnees and Inexcusable negligence on the part ot the campers Is responsible for nine- tenths of the present forest tires, Vrmrm Oiimmlxliin, Paris, Oat. 4. Major (Jon. Mcrrltt, who commanded the American troops at Manila, arrived here from Marseilles, Ho repaired to tho (imnd Hotel d' Atheneo, and deollncd to bo Inter viewed, ns ha was suffering from fa tlguo. Tha general did not sco tho United States penco commissioners be- foro the opening ot tho Joint sosslou yostordny. Tho American vommlssloncra hold i session yostordny morning at thel own olllces, preparatory to tho second meeting with tho Spanish commission era. which liogan at tho commission's rooms In tho foreign olllco Immediately aftor their assembling thcro nt 2 p. m Yostorday's session lasted until o'clnok, at which hour tho commission ors adjourned to mete at 2 o'clock noxt Friday afternoon, such Intorval being desirable and ueoessary to allow sep- arato consideration by each commis sion ot matters requiring such course beforo the Joint commission. Tho In torval will be thus filled with work by each commission, the ultimate result being so facilitated. fir. N.w t)na, Jar 1 son, Miss., Oet 6.- Yesterday's record ot new cases ot yellow fever tor Jarkson Is five, with one death, Mm. Kavanaugh Two ot the new oases are colored people In the originally Infect ed quarter, one case In tha Assyrlun colony on Pearl street, West Jackson, nnd two whites, one each In tho famil ies of Cox and Hendriekt, where oth ers are slek. Tha quarantine Hues Mir rounding the original Infeoled district have been widely extended and now In clude practically the entire northwest portion ot the olty, whleh is Inhabited principally by colored peopW. IVmit. Army I'nlil t'lr.l. Manila, Oet. 8. The national assem bly at Malatos. nt a recent sitting, voted Agulnnldo it civil list or $7t,000, but Agulnnldo declined to recelvo any thing until the army had boen juld. An nttompt was made by Palerno, tho siHMker or the house, to havo Inserted n olause, granting him an allowance beeauso or his ottleo, but the proposal was rejected. The assembly Is now on gaged In discussing the constitution. Tho Spanish oommunlty Is tele graphing to Madrid In nn endeavor to secure the enforeeM.Rt ot the rcleasa or prisoner. Personal Investigations made In the provinces emphasise the determination of the Insurgents to obtain a specific guarantee of favorable treatment before releasing the prison ers in their hands, und It Is eertaln that they will never cheaply relinquish their dearly bought conquests. (llRitutln Vrsuii., New York. Out. 6. Mayor Van Wyek made a statement to the effect that tho commissioners or aeeounts had discov ered gigantic frauds In the asphalt paving contrasts. The mayor turned over the papers In the ease to District Attorney Gardiner, who will proseouto tho men eharged with jmrtlalpatlug in tho frauds. George J. Oould, by & decision ot the court of apepals ot New York, will be compelled to pa to thnt stato SIMJSI as a tax on a f 8,000,000 bequest left nln by bis father, the Into Jay Uould. Uhrckett by Itnln. Madison, Wis., Oet. 4. Adj. dsn. Uoardman and Col. (llnty, who were sent north to report upon the forest fires, havo returned. Hen. lloardman eays that whllo tho recent rains checked the flames, another dry week would probably see them again at work. Ho estimates tlm number at people burned out at 1000, most ot whom are farmers, but says they are not discouraged, nnd will return to their lands, with what asetstanee they oan get In the way of food, seed, ete. den. lloardman heard of only two deaths reported one at Darren and another at Alameda. Irlsnit.d Willi 1'lr.l T.int, Jacksonville, Flo., Oct. 4. Col. Dry nil's regiment ot Nebraska volunteer has been brigaded with the first Tax as, and will take the place cmtupled by the sooond Texas. TrUtl to It.rapn. London, Oct. 4. A Pekln correspond. mt telegraphing on Sept. 89, a)s that tho emperor tried to eseape from lutsTeufe the palace, but was arrested by the dowager's people. The correspondent also says that Chan Buohao, vise president ot the board of punishment, has been appoint ed to suoceed Chang Yu Huan as direc tor ot tho board ot mines and, railways. Corhctt wilt not fight, lag weiU McCoy Is go- TUIl.il hr Cjtlor... Bnvnnnnh, (la,, Oct 3. For olghtoen hours, from 3 o'clock yesterday until 0 Inst night, Savannah has been In the grasp ot a West Indian cyclone. Dur ing thnt tlmo the wind blew stendlly from RO to 75 mites nn hour. While tho city ehcapod with comparatively little dnmago, the tons of property among tho sea Islands oft the (leorgtn nnd South Carolina coasts, Is believed to havo boen heavy. For miles In ev ery direction around Savannah tha lowlands along tho rivers are submerg ed, Ouly ono fatality has so far been reported, tho drowning of a colored man while trying to reach the main Und from n small Island near Thun derbolt; but heavy lose ot life Is feared on the South Carolina sea Islands, where such fearful Ion ot life oeourred during tlio great tidal storm ot 1801. The conditions now ore similar to thoso during that storm. Owing to tho submerged country nnd tho Isolation nt the Islands, no news can bo had from them until tho water subsides. For eight mites north ot Savannah tho country Is n lnko, with only the ham mocks visible. At noon the wntor was S feet abova the highest tide. Drlvon on shoro by tho northeast storm, It filled up on tho islands, swopt over banks and dams, carrying away tho remnant ot tho rice crop that was left by the August storm nnd had not been gath ered, and wiping out farm crops. Tho loss to rlco-growers alono will bo from $10,000 to $71,000, tho entire rice orop nloug the Savannah river. Tlio dnmago to shipping Is consldor nblo. Tho schoonor (lovornor Amos, which was on her way to sen with a cargo ot l.BOO.OOO feet of lumbor, wont adrift in thn harbor, but was soon red safely r UniLr Arr.il. Omnhn, Neb., not. llenjnmln Hay. wood of Harrlsburg, Pa., oashler for tho stato treasurer ot Pensylvanla, Is under arrest nt tho Paxton hotel In this olty. In dlscusslug tho mattor Mr. Haywood said: "I had no olllclat conectlou with tho People's liauk ot Philadelphia, ut tho time of Its failure or previous. 1 was state treasurer at the tlmo of the fail ure, Inst February, and had $108,000 of state funds on deposit there. My term oxplred this spring nnd I'nm now oash ler far the present treasurer. Slnvo tho failure of tho bank the full amount ot my deposit has been paid by tha bank receiver to the state. Ninety iter cent of It was paid before I started on my vneatluu a month ago. The batunco has been paid since I left home. I never speculated In the funds ot tho stftto, as eharged. As to tho losses or the cause of the bank's failure I know nothing." II. hi., tli .i.i.rtlon, Ilerlln, Oet I A seml-offlrial state ment Isftied by the Oologuo (lazetto denies the iusrtlon made in French newspaper that the German minister ot foreign nlfulrn, llaron Von Iluslow, lta been eommanded by Ilmperer Wil liam to furnish the French government with friendly explanations as to the role of Col. Sehwnrzkappen In the Dreyfus affair. The Uoxette adds: "Now that the revision has been en tered upon, Germany Ima lea ground than ever to depart from her attitude of reserve," Till. Dl.il Willi II. r. Reynolds, Co., Oet 3. Ocn. John D. Cordon, oommandor-ln-chlef ot tho United Confederate Veteran, la at hi plantation near hero resting nnd nt In tervals pursuing his literary work. Tho general was shown Uto report from Chicago In which Miss I.uey I.eo Hill claims to havo had tho title, "Daughter ot the Confederacy," conferral upon her by her southern friend s4no tho death ot Mies Winnie Davis. Tho gen eral was asked It tho title could be thus transferred and replied with great esrucstuess: "Nmplmtleally no. Mian Wttinlo Da vis was the wily daughter of Prrtlu t Davis barn In tho Confederate 'whtto Iioimw' during tho life ot the Confed eracy. A Jefferson Davis wm the ouly president of tha Confederate govern ment, no daughter of any other olllcinl could truly represent the Confeder acy." Kill.. I Mutli.r anil H.lf. Pittsburg, Pa., Ovt 3. Uortha Dell sleln killed hor mother yostordny, and Inter put four bulltU into hor own body, from the offset of whleh she can not recover, Tho ouly explanation the girl han given ror her terrible deed wero theso ' words: "I was tired or lire. It held no pleasure for mo. I wanted to dlo and did not want my mother to llvti and fret ovor my death. For that rea son I killed hor." Frederick Ilcllsteln, tho fathor ot th family, was one ot tho bast-known res idents ot Allegheny, Ho died suddenly In decembcr last from npoploxy and slnoo then llertha, who was 30 yearn old, Is said to havo lost all hor youth ful beauty. From a light-hearted, hap- Tho wharves ut tho quarantine py girl she booame a quiet, depressed, station, nt tho entrance to tho rlvnr i despondent woman. Honco tho frlonda hero, woro partially carried away. Tho , of tho family think sho was tcmporar- Traek.it la flat. Nashville. Tenn., Oet 4. A speelat from Murfreesboro says a telephone from eouuty, glv v"6ouury; Cannon the Information that John Holllngsworth, who on Saturday at a public sale shot Into a crowd, kill ing and wounding five men, has bleu traeked by the sheriff to a save, and seventy-five armed reinforcement have arrived from Woodbury. It 1 believed oewape is impossible, One woro of tho wounded Is dead. quarantine ofllccr and bis family und servants woro rescued oarly In tho day by a tug. Four vossols, which woro at anchor at tho station, wcro torn from their moorings and drlvon Into tho tnnrshrs. Three ot these wero tho llrltlsh schoonor Byannra bound for St Johns, N. I).; tho Amorlcan schoon er Mlllevlllo, for Mlllovillo, N. J.; tho Fannlo Litchfield, for lloston, nil lumber-laden, and the Italian bark Frank lin. J low badly these vossols aro dam aged Is unknown. No nows has boon received from Tybeo since early lu tho morning ,nnd nothing Is known of tho damngo thcro, At Thundorbolt nnd Islo ot Hope, suburbs of Savannah, nil tho boat houses on tho banks and hundreds of small boats woro carried away, T. nn. TrKK.ily, Chttanoogn, Tenn. Oct 3. A spe cial from Murfrcosboro says: An awful tragedy occurred In tho northorn portion ot Cannon county, about thirty mile oast ot this city, In which five men aro reported to havo boon savngoly assassinated. John Hol llngsworth, It will bo romomborod, killed n man by tho nnmo of Hlgglns In that county something ovor a year ago, A suit was brought aganlst Hol llngsworth fdr a Judgment tnkon against him by the members of Hlg glns family for $8000. Saturday thoro was to bo an auction solo ot his prop erty to satisfy tho Judgmout, und Hol llngsworth, It Is stated, knowing that that was tho day for tho sale, con cealed himself and several ot his frlonds in a largo born on tho placo whero tho sale was to bo. Whon tno party ot men oamo to carry out the proceedings and had gathered In tho bam, Holllngsworth and his friends fired Into them with doubleborreled shotguns, killing three nun and wounding two more so badly that they will hardly rceover: Itev. A. O. Webb and sen. both killed Instantly; a man by the name ot Vlneent who will prob nbly recover. Another was killed, but hi name oould net be aseertolned. Ily Insana whon sho commuted tho aw ful crlmo. . , , Wlicamlu l'ur.it 1'lr.l. Cumberland, Wis., Oct. 3. News ot nnothci death from forest fire corao.n from tha town of Clinton In thin county. A boy was fonud dead on tha bank of tho Yellow river with his feet In the water. HI feot wore badly burned nud tho appearanco Indicated that ho had sought tho rlvo r tor safety, den. lloardman and party from Mad ison, representing tho stato relict so ciety, arrlvod hero and, aftor taking a census of tho flrq district, drovo to Hlce I.ako. Ho listed sovonty-thrco destttuto families In Turtlo Lake, fifty two families In Cumberland, forty families In Stamford nnd Illco Lake, and thirty In Clinton and Darron; also nlnotoen ftuullloa In Cumborliind, all of whloh nuod Immodiato assistance. Two deaths from yellow fever at New Orleans on tlio 30th ult.; six now oases. Uxelttracut at Piano, Tex., over the killing of a 9-year old boy. flarliia VMtsil. Jacksonville, Flo., Oet. J-Tho en. tire coat coast ot Florida from Jupiter to Fcrnandlna was visited at an early hour yosterday morning by a West In dian hurrleaue. Tho average maxi mum volooly ot the wind was reported In this city at 11 a. in. sixty miles aa hour biL thero were occasional gusts of greater veloolty. A number ot house were unroofed, tree prostrated and seven tents ot the soldiers', sev enth army corps, blown away, but there was no loss ot lite. I'or Mulco. Ardmore, I. T., Oct 3. Tho now comes from tho Delawnro country In the Indian Territory that the Data wares wilt mlgrato to Mosloo as soon as thoy sattlo with tho Federal govern ment nnd tho Cherokeee. Is qutto piobablu that a largo body of full blooded Cherokee will omlgrato to tho laud ot tho Artec, a negotiations to this ond are now going on. Tho Del aware, through their authorlxed ngonta, have already bargained for StO.000 acres of land on tho Yaqul river, state ot Sonera, whloh lie southeast of Lower California. Itoprosuntatlvw of tho Delaware aro now on this tract nnd it Is said thnt the innln body of the trlbo will go as soon as their land In tho Cherokee nation oan bo segre gated and sold. Mm. Ilujl ll.ail, New York, Oet. 3. Caroline Mlskel Hoyt, wife ot Chas. Hoyt, tho play wright, died at her home In this elty yesterday of llrighl's disease, resulting In poisoning and convulsion, Mrs. Hoyt has been 111 for but two or three days. Her condition showed a marked change for the worse yesterday morn. Ing. She boeame u neon set ou and died within nn hour. Her husband, mother and sl&ter were with her when she died. A row was held In Purl on the 2d over the Dreyfus affair. Colorado Klr.i Slopped. Danver, Col., Oet. 3. Bnew and rain have ohecked tha progress ot the forest fire of the main range In Colorado and It Is thought new that further de struction of timber I prevented. At least all danger to tho threatened town Is over. The temperature hero has fallen perceptibly and dispatches from the mountain town ladlleio a simitar fortunate Kbango. Ten new yellow fever case at Jack son, Mlis.