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THE EDDY CU ENT. Poqos Volley to tho Front, Cronkars to the Roar. VOL. VI. MDDY, NEW MEXICO, SATURDAY. O0TO1HDR 21), 18DS. NO. or. IMPORTANT DECISION BY SUPREME COURT. Joint Traffic Associations Held to be Illegal. American Peace Commissioners Will Con sider Cuban Debt No Longer, AK.lN.I It.ail. WaahlnRton, Oct. 2o-The United States supremo court yesterday decided the Joint Tratua association tnllway caio In favor of tho United Btates nud ogolniit tho railways. Tho rnso U considered one ot tho moil Important UM has over come uh. fore tho supremo court, not only to tho railways, hut to tho central public, nnd because ot tho vast railway properties represented by tho Traltlo association. The association ns formed on Nov. 18, 1895, by thirty-one railways, repre senting the great trunk lines and their net work ot branches, l'lio purpose of the association as stated lu the ar tides ot agreement was "to establish nnd maintain reasonable and just rates, fa-, rules nnd regulations on state and Interstate trafflo." Justlco Pockham nnnou: red tit de rlslon. He said that iho court could distinguish no dIKeronco between this case nnd that ot tho Trans-Mlasourl rase, decided against the railroads. Ho fiald tho only point Involved was as to the constitutionality ot tho anti-trust net. Tho court had reached tho con elusion thnt It railroad corporations performed duties of u seml-publlc char nH,prJt wnn within the constitutional pjf o of congrw to regulate thorn as provided by tho anti-trust net. Tho only question, then was as to tho policy ot congress in adopting such a measure and ns to tho questions ot policy, tho court ho said, had nothing to do. Tho opinion, which was very brief, was concurred lu by Chief Justlco Ful lr and Justices Harlan, UreworUrovyi and Pcckltam. Tlirco justices dissent- ed, nnmoly Justices a ray, Slilras nud White, Justlco McKcntm took no part In the case, as tho prosecution of the Joint Trafllc association was begun while ho was attorney general. After Justlco Fcckham had announced the opinion Justlco Harlan verbally ox pressed with fcomo ovldonce of satis faction his concurrence on tho samo ground, ho said, as that set forth In tho Trajis-Mloeouri cine. Undor the declslou yesterday tho oaso ot the United Btates circuit court ot the southern district of New York ot tho United States court ot appeals, both of which wero fnvornblo to the Joint Trafllc association, are reversed. Wlf. II. III. Uultlo Crock, Mich.. Oct. 86. Inter oit In the death ot Rodolphus Sander son, who, It developed Saturday, waa murdered by tho puUtlng ot pounded Class In Ms oatmeal. Is stilt at fover heat. His wife Is under arrest charged with tho crime and It was announced that tho present ovldenco on which she is held Is nn alleged confvsblon by Mario llobertson, a servant employed by Mrs. Sanderson, that sho (Mrs. San dorson) put pounded glass In her hus band's oatmeal for two weoks beforo his death. To hor knowledge, Miss Robertson Is nlleged to havo said, the glass ground up to make Sanderson's don-th potion was reduced to dust In an old-fashioned coffee and splco grinder. which for years had been fastened to tho wall In tbo same spot. Tho oul cere went to tho house to seouro the srlnder. hut It bad been removed. Ac cording to rumor an Investigation ot tho sewer and other pipes near Ban derson's heme furutshed more evidence ot tho use ot glass, whleh waa pulver ized for some purposo or other. Not t'ltsltlt.. Ban Franelsco, Cat.. Oet. W. The su perior court, five Judges sitting en bane, has decided that Mr, llotkln reused ot the murder of Mr. J. I'. tunning nud her sister, Mrs. Joshua Deano ot Dover, Del., is not a fugitive front the justice ot the state ot Dela ware. The court holds that tbo flight from Justice must be nuttml, nut eon S'n Mr. Ill.tiiiMiiiN. Washington, Oct. 25. President Me Klntey, convinced that tho Spanish peace commissioners are only seeklnt for delay lu constantly recurring to tho question of the Cuban debt and their efforts to Induca tho United Slates to assume It, has Instruoted tbi American commissioners In Paris to rofuso to dlscutw tho subject further. This determination on tho pari ot the Washington administration will havo the affect at least ot an ultimatum from thi United States to the govern mont of Spain that further efforts to prolong negotiations by long discus slons on this subject will bo at Spain's own risk. If, nitor tho receipt ot this notice, tho Spanish commissioners choose to recur to this, matter, they will be in formed that tho United States has al ready given Its answer, and that tlx question as to whether this country will or will not wumo tbo Cuban debt Is no longor a subject for debate, Precedents may bo swept aside by this action, but President McKlnloy nnd his advisers think that there hoi already been too much tlnio wanted In useless discussion ot a subject upon which the Amorlcnn commlssloneri havo rcuolvcd tho most implicit lu strudtons. Thoro Is little doubt In tho minds ot tho administration ofllolnls hero that Spain hau regarded ts attempt to forco tho Cuban debt upon Cuba, or to lu duco tho United Stntcs to assume re sponsibility for it, as the most Impor tant question that will come before tbo peaco tribunal at Paris. Tho Spanish penco commissioners, li Is bolloved hero, havo mado their groatest fight on this qtiostton, and tho futuro subjects to bo discussed by tho commission will havo comiwuatlvcly little Intorcst tor them. The disposition ot tho Cuban debt being a matter of paramount Impor tance to Spain, and having been de cided against her by tho United State, It is considered hero thnt tho critical Nn rmintllttlon. Paris, Oct. It. A seml-ofllnlal note Issued says: "Thoro Is no foundation for the alarmist rumors regarding tho rela tions between Franco and Qrent Brit ain. It Is equally Incorrect to say thnt extraordinary measures havo been tak en at any ot our naval ports." ! Tho Fashoda yellow book Is volumi nous, but It does not Inoludo Muj. Morchnnd's report, which will bo pub lished later. The dispatcher worn largely anticipated by the I .igllsh Fa shoda blue book. Tho diplomatic conversation recorded show a curious endeavor on tho French side to represent MaJ. Marohand's mis slon was quite nn Important an den. Kitchener's, on the ground that tho atrugglo was against tho khalifa and barbarism. On Sept. IS M. Delcasso, the foreign minister, Informed tho Urltlsh itmbas undor to France, Sir Edmund Monxon, In explicit languago that Franco did not regard Lord Salisbury's claim to tho Soudan by virtue ot conquest as apply ing to Fashoda, on the ground that tbo Marchand expedition went to tho relief ot tho French expedition under Cupt. Llcotard, which dated from a period long beforo tho declaration in the house ot commons by tho under sec rotary ol state for foreign affairs In Lord Itoseherry's cnblnet ns to tho policy ot Uio Urltlsh government to ward tbo Soudan and at a time when the equatorial rrovlnv.-es wero lost to civilization. In fact, M. DcIciwbo or gucd unless Orcot llritaln powessod the sultan's mandate as well ns the Itho- dlvo's to acquire all former Egyptian provinces, Franco considered hcrsult equally entitled with ISnglnnd to pos session ot auy point occupied by Fronch ofllcors. Judging from the yellow book dis patches tho foregoing roprosonU (ho French standpoint, nud M. Dslcnme contends that nu MaJ. Marchand reach ed Fashoda beforo others Knglaud had no right to demand nn evacuation ot Fashoda. On Sent. 30 M. Dclcuuwo declared to Blr Kdmund Monson that such n de mand would ho equivalent to in ul timatum, and white ho could afford to sacrifice Franco's material Interests so long as her honor wuh lutnct for tho Anglo-French entente, no nun cjuld doubt what would bo tho reply of Franco to such n demand. SOUTHBrtN NCWO. The first Texas regiment has goo to Savannah, (la. Three new cases of yellow fever wero tepurted at Franklin, Iji., on tho '2ml. tlobcrt Shcrrut and wlfo ate toad stools for mushrooms near Pembroke, Ky., nnd died In great agony, Hon. W. F. love, member ot congrou from the Sixth MisslMlppI dlstrlet, died ot typhoid fever at Ulostpr, that state. . F. Dunn Hros., Now Orleans stationers, had their establishment do stroyrd by tiro, Lois (00,000; insur- uuco, SM.0G0. Tho Louisiana mnto board ot health has removed all quariintlno restriction. Dr. Sunder, stato health officer ot Alabama, has removed all guards from trains, practically raising tho quaran tine. An Arkansas papsr publishes a letter from a soldier of that Mate, now sta tloncd at Camp Shlpp, Annlston, Ala. In which charge of n serious naturo are made against the mnuagement ot the cam p. Tho Hello Meade Oun club's shoot Inc tournament at Nashville, Tcun. was a succeiufut affair. In the con test for the championship of tho United States at 100 birds Hollo Hlckes of Dnylou, O., killed AG birds aud Wni Ellerlon ot Nuslnllle, Tenn., 94. At Lexington, Ky., li. W. Singleton a photographer, was shot and mortally wounded by Muj. T. J. Carson, a well known horseman. The troublo arose over the inhibition by tho photog ntlihor of n picture of Miss Mury War Hold, a niece ot (ho major, In n win dow. Cni't. A. (.'. McCoy of company K second United Statu volunteer Infant ry, Is at Uihc Charles, Uu On his way from ftantlngo he stopped at Al Imny, N. V., where ho was married to Miss Sudlo Culley. Ills brldo will re main north until all danger from ycl Within a month. I vi Itin v1!mv tmnkn im1sI tn rmiviir- I nations between Harem do Court!, j '"'1 Uurlte' color1 Itnr War. Meridian, Miss., Oct. 24. Tho most bloody nice wnr that has occurred lu Mississippi slnco tho oxcltlng days ot tho reconstruction period Is raging I Scott county, fifty lullos west ot Me ridian. The war grow out of nn nwinutt on Charles D. Freumuu, a white man, by Mlitalluii Alarming. ' I,ondon, Oct 28. Relations! between England and Franco are becoming so rlotu. Uven tbo most radical leaders until now have not thought affairs were so serious In London. Tho Urlt lsh admiralty Issued two orders yes terday, showing that France's display ot naval activity will not bo allowed to go unheeded. Tho first order dlroots tbo commandants of naval stations and dock yards to undertnke no repairs on warships that will require tuoro than forty-eight hours to complete. This means that every serviceable Urltlsh ship must bo cleared ot workmen at once, and no tinkering allowed to At tain them. A strong force will be sent to Fash oda and Marchand will bo again warn ed to get out. If he still declines fight lug will probably unstio. It Is not like ly to bo more than a few shots, aa his force Is decidedly weak. Although he might derm It his duty to make re alMnnce, in tbo end he would bo sure to be taken to Cairo by the British This would constitute an overt act, for which France would undoubtedly de clare war. Somebody must back down, and from svery official sourcs the assertion io mado that Kngland will not recede from ths declaration that Marchand must be withdrawn by tho French gov ernment beforo any further diplomatic negotiations can be considered. Despite the assertion ot the Paris press that negotiation are now pro ceedlng, authoritative declarations are made In London that Lord Salisbury has had no ofllolal cotnumnlcatlcm with tho French government since his final Instructions to Sir Edward Monson Urltlsh ambassador In Paris, to do mand tho withdrawal ot Marchand from Fashoda. Excitement In Paris is Intense. The newspapers contain ilery article with startling headlluon. Freemnu nnd llurke hecumo Involv- French Ambassador In London, nnd moment of tho peaco nogotlatlonB has' Lord Salisbury, tho latter contending j"'1 ln n nunrrol, which onded lu Uurko now- come. It Spain has any Idea of that tho capture ot Khartoum entitled i nuHInc Freeman with it boo. A making" an appeal to tho powers In her Hnglnnd to tho possession of nil tint behalf against the oxactlons of Amor-1 mahdt'e dominions, nnd tint French lea, It Is thought that sho will show ambassador arguing that MaJ. March her hand now. Sho may ohooso to wd had captured Fashoda beforo Qen withdraw from tho Paris negotiations, and, In order to crcato tho sympathy that sho has been unablo to arouse until now, nseuino such an attltudo as to compel tho United States to reopen hostilities. It this Is tho Spanish game the bluff will be spcodlly railed. Tho United States navy Is lu splondld shapo now to resume actlvo operations. For tho first time In many years tho usual autumn mobilization of tho north At lantic fleet lu Hampton Honda was dis pensed with, and the navy department has bcon devoting all of Its attention to getting every ship commissioned In nrst-olnss trim. It thero Is any ne cessity for employing the navy actively again, It will be found ready and In the samo thorough fighting condition as It was last winter. Kitchener took Khartoum nnd that Franco had for a long time hold fev ers! pouts In tho Hahr-El-dazel. trnrtlvp. Mrs. notkin was rsmunueu to tho custody of the Chief of Pollso j oner's offlee, where su 1 ki mail ubtMi of her trial ) viiil ho est later. Ths decision we uautwoMS. tun Mmllt MnrrUi. London, Oet. .-. Mwrltt nnd Mi s WilllsNM wre married nt 8 ,v iwk lut evening In the bride's cr,.rtmiUi t hotel. A few nvst lutltnats friends were present. l.uiiLlntm Mioullns lako Charles, U., Oct. M. Another tragedy mniks tho record of Knapp vllte. a dls.ee In suburbs of Lake Charles, where the toughs hold high carnival. Aa tho result of a shooting affray Sunday night Jurvls Pujo lies dead and Willie Ileum Is a fugitive from Justlee. The two men met In Strauss' saloon Sunday night about 10 o'clock. A seuflle ensued In which Pu jo was thrown to the floor and shot twleo, one ball panetratlng the stomach whleh resulted In his death In about hnlf an hour after the shooting. After the shooting llaum disappear ed and has not yt been eapturod. The body of Pujo was n-morsd to the cor- Itisivsst was hold yssiortlay forenoon. The sheriff and deputies are raaklMg a right ststrch and It Is bdlevsri Unuim will soon be oaptursd. 1 Over 1J9M bwstots of mul ara going down ths Ohio Htsr (rem Pitts burg, Pa.. tr owlHg 3.MO.OO0 bvshels seat n few days beff. Hlninl. Mini. London. Oct. St. The Froneh yellow book on Fashoda seems to Indicate an Intention on tho part of tbo French government to utilise tho Miiichand nf fair as a moans ot raising the wholo Egyptian question, This Impression Is confirmed by tho comments ot most of (he Paris papers yesterday morning, Tho London press admits the grav ity ot the situation revealed by the yellow book, but the papsrs nro unani mous In declaring that It Is Impossible for Iml Salisbury to consent to nn nerlnttnn until Fashoda U evacuated. warrant was sworn out for tho arrest ut Uurko, nnd Constable Thompson, with fifteen men, wont to tho houso ot llurke, who lives n inllo from Harpor pcrvlllo, at 0 o'clock Saturday night, to oxoouto the writ. Whon Constable Thompson and his posse arrived they found Uurko forti fied In his little tog house, with fifty or sixty colored men ambushed on the premlsos, nnd the ofllcorH' demand for u surrender was answered with a vol ley Ofllrer Sibley, one of tlm kc, was Instantly killed, and three others, In cluding Constable Thompson, wore se riously wounded. The posse was thrown Into contu sion by tho volleys, hut the flro was re turned, nnd for a time a desperate bat tlo raged ln tho dnrk. The colored men wero greatly In the majority, however, and the olllcers ru tired aud sent out runners for help. The sheriff responded with heavy re inforcements, and tho battle was re newed yesterday morning. The fight was kept up all day, and when tho last courier reached the nearest telegraph olllee tan ml las from the seene ot the battle, At n late hour, us reported Ihu ten colored men had been killed and several wounded. Four colored men wero captured and taken to Forest, where they are guard ed by S00 white men to prevent their j rescue by symiwthlxers. Serious raee troubles oxlst In North . A. Nllei 0f TTon. "imfeounty, Tex., Carolina. At Ash Hole three whits. 1 ww, ntQVsMl to tlmt county before It were shot by colored men. 1 was organised, Is dead, aged 80 yean. Ciuptrar HltU. Pekln, Oet. St. The omperor at China Is believed to be aMIoUd with an Incurable kidney disease, though It Is probable that he will tinier fur n con siderable time. The French physlelan who rcMally examined tho omperor, hau reported to the tsung II yamon that his majesty Is suffering from nlbumennrkt with In. olplent phthisis and general dotjlllty. (InlllB In 1VuIiIm(Iiiii. Santiago, dp Cuba, Oot. :i It Is rs portel from Ouantnunmn that Naval Constructor Ilobsmi, who left there early last week tor Jamalr wUh the Intention of tal hig the Atlaa line tnr in fiiur Clilewgo. III., Oet. SI. A special from Wnlker, Minn., Says: It has been learned from reliable sour tkat fit teen Indiana, nrmed ttcaiser for New York, ts Heine; to , with Winchesters and carrying hand KashlnHtnu to obtain as approiHruUlen If i toss! bis of 1,0M.M for the pur pose of raising the sunken it pettish cruiser Vljtesya, The lilaus for rfllslug ths Cristfil! Colon have been ierfet- id and the wnrk is progressing in ac cuff, have gone after nug-ah-nia-Be-shlHi anil his eon. At the agency the exrMeiHent Ut great. wd news will be auxlotwly awaited A uetltlon signed by fifteen chiefs and 1SS bmvea was sra4 to SerreUry lilies yesterday, ask- tonlanee with the Instructions left by tug him to use his Influence to aillow Mr. Ilobson. who expects to ruiurn t,om to cut Ue during the eonilng. shortly. winter. Itr&lltliiiinit'i Vln, Loudon, Oct. 12. Ht. Hon. Leonard Honry Courtenay, former deputy speaker of tho homo of commons and now Unionist momber ot parliament speaking ottho Idetord, Cornwall, raid thnt one ot tho consequences ot Uie w with Spnln upon the American peopl had boen to crcato a spirit which must lu tho near futuro lead to a great transformation of American charactor and policy. 'InetcAd of being a self-contained, In dustrious, peaceful and non-aggressive people," said Mr. Courtenny,"tha Amer icans , It Uioy take sovereignty ln Cu ba will havo to keep a large naval and military forro In order to make tho Influence ot tho United States felt. Al though tho American members of the peaco commission havo declared tho United States do not want Cuba or the Philippines, the history ot our own country has shown that whon ones there was an occupation, tu leave after disorder has been righted has seldom been put Into execution. "Tho war emphasizes the necessity of the peace proposals ot ths ezar. It thero had bcon on organized tribunal to seltlo Internal quarrola tho Illspano Amerlrnn conflict might hava been avoided een after pasulon had been aroused by the Maine disaster." All Uul.t. San Juan, Porto lllco, Oct. S3. Tho city remains orderly and all Is quiet there. MaJ. (ion. Drooko la Installod In the palaco and Urlg. Oen. Henry re mains In command ot the district ot Ponce. Urlg. Oen. rjrant has bosn ap pointed commander ot the district ot San Juan. Senors lltveru, Ulanco, Lo pez and Corbonnet, ministers ot tbo In sular government, tenderod their resig nations to (lea. Drooke, stating they would perforin tbelr functions If de sired until their successors are ap pointed. Tho first general order Issued by Con. Urooko Is a dignified, fair doc ument and has been well received by tho people. Tbo postolnoe here under American auspices Is being established with nil poeslble haste. Unlttd States Special Commissioner Carroll arrived here on board the steamer Pana. The child ot T. O. Orant at Liberty Hill, Tex., died from outing matches. Owing In yunrnnilii. St. Uuls. Mo., Oot 23.-On account of tho quarantine at New Orleans and. Inability to handle business through that gateway, the Pullman tourist sleeping ear line, heretofore operated between Washington, D. C. and tan Francisco v la New Orleans, will be di verted and operated between tho same points u, the Routborn railway to Memphis. Cotton licit to Corsicana, Houston and Texss Central to Hous ton and Hauwern l"aelfle to destina tion. This rhauge has commeneid, and tho service will be weekly. KplteopKl Uunftnllan. Washington, Oct. 23. The lnoreate4 responsibility of the Episcopal church, arising from the changed conditions ol Cuba, Porto lllco, Hawaii aud the Phil ippines was presented to tho goneral convention yesterday In tbo report ot a special committee appointed to con sider tho condition ot affairs In these outlying Islands. As to Hawaii the joint commUteo reported that tho sta tus was not a slmplo one, owing to joint actiou with tho Church of Eng land, which had been ontercd upon by agrooiuont with tho Into bishop ot Cal ifornia. Without expressing an opin ion as to the ultimate church work lu Hawaii as a part of tho United State i tho committee recommonded that good faith required u conference with the Church ot Eugland beforo entering upon Independent work, Concerning Porto lllco tho commit- tco roported that tho oxlstlng political, social and religious conditions were such as to warrant Immediate action there. Thero Is a church at Ponco un der the direction ot tho Church ot Eng land and tho committee was Informed by a United States army ofUcer that thoro was no objection to turning over this church to tho American church. "It Is reported," tho report proceeds, that tho educated classes havo broken away from tho Church of Homo and aro antagonistic to their priesthood." Tho committee proposed a resolution that missionary work begin In Torto lllco after confereuco will- tho bishop ot Antigua. The conditions In Cuba, tho commit tee reported, wero practically tho same as In Porto lllco. Some help had al ready been given to tho Cubans by the church missionary roclety. In view ot tho doslrablllty of full Information tuo committee rocoramonded tho Joint com rnltteo to consldor tho subject. The committee also pointed out that atten tion must be glvon to Cuba, not only aa a possession ot the United States, but as possibly an Independent, self governing oountry. ) Concerning Haiti, Mexico, Drazll and other countries It was recommended and finally upheld, aftor some contro versy, that the ncrcased responsibili ties bo submitted to a Joint commtssloa ot three bishops, threo clergymen nnd tlirco laymen. Among ths propositions adopted wero those discontinuing further re vision ot the hymnal; agreolng to fur thor conference with tho bishops oa final date ot adjournment and estab lishing a special committee to report on the question ot a standard Dlbte. Omrlat rWiort. Jackson. Miss. Oct. 22. Tho stato board ot health has Issued an order re moving all quarantine restrictions. Tho official report of tho board on tho fever situation yesterday Is as fol lows: Jackson, seven now coaosi Kv Knhn, Mr. Courtney, son ol Mr. Bros field, Frank Kavanaugh, Oertrudo OaL ly, Mrs. Prlco and one colored. There wa sone death. W. J. Crlstor, Taylors, ono now case, one death; Oxford, no now rases; Harrison, no now coses, nno death, Mr. McDanlelj Madlwo. three new cases; Haltlosburg, two new oases; Yazoo City, no new cases; Crys tal Springs, ono new case, Infected dis trict. tta Maallou of Traubl. Washington. Oct. 22. A cablsgram was received by the secretary ot the nttvy from Admiral Dewey at Manila, saying that the oolller Nero arrived at Taku on tho 16th with her coal on Are and suggesting that as he has no fur ther use for that vesssl sho be ssut home. Admiral Dawey said nothlnn with re gard to the political situation In the Philippines or the taptura ot any mora ships belonging either to the Span lards or the Insurgents, or nt huut ft he did the aiHolalu of tbo dnpartmciit will not admit It. Hotel DrapeTbuTnid at Hubbard City .Tex. ArUmnai AMilnatlnN. Llttlo Ilosk. Ark., Oet. 21 William King, a prominent young business man of Gregory, Woodruff eeunty, was as sassinated at 0:34 o'clock Thursday night- He was In Ills store busy ar ranging to close for the night, when shots were fired through n window by an unknown party. King lived three hours and stated that so fsj as he knew lie had no enemies, Oftliers are at work on the ease aud oxolteBesvi runs high.