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A. P. Shewman. W. D. Morton. MORTON * SHEWMAN, Publishers. MESA CITY, - ... ARIZONA The Ladrone Island, Guam, proba* bly was named by a goat. Money talks; but In an election bet It cannot safely be trusted to articulate distinctly. An exchange says: "We bear a faint tinkle which sounds like wedding bells.” Quinine, probably. ' The Scotch physician who alleges that bicycle riding is a cure for insan ity probably has a wheel or two him self. ▲ burglar who posed as a gentleman has Just been caught In New York. He managed to get an entree to some fine houses there. If France continues to heap up accu mulations of domestic trouble she will be a nervous and careworn hostess by the time 1900 comes. While holding office is the main thing, perhaps the shaking of plum trees by public officials might be considered as a kind of branch industry. One complaint of the redskins is that big game is disappearing. And with in end put to their scalping chances they can't even go hunt the hair. As the saying goes it may be all right to move heaven and earth to beat a po litical opponent, but the earth in the case shouldn’t take the shape of flung mud. A New York girl imagined she had been transformed into a turtle. But, really, now, if she had been transform ed into a turtle, her case would have been much harder. Simultaneous with the Dons having to get out of Cuba there came sugges tions of a new American railroad the Te. Thus both nations were making tracks, but in different ways. An old colored man wisely explained the reason for the overthrow of many good causes by saying: “Don’ you know dat you cain’t nebber put ign’rance ober intellergance, an’ mek it stay?” A novelist writes: “Adolar was be witched. Never had the countess seem ed to him so beautiful as at this mo ment, when, in her dumb grief, she hid her face.” She must have been a very beautiful woman. “All you have to do to win a woman,” says Bigamist Hecking, “is to tell her •he is beautiful, then tell her you love . hpr, and she’ll give you her hand right MWay.” There are exceptions to every rale, as Many young men in all classes of life can testify. An exchange says: “A St. Joseph girl who had no faith in banks or bureau drawers, placed $l4O and her Jewelry In one of her stockings, put the stock lags on and went to bed. In the morn ing she found her stocking and the con tents gone.” What! Lost a leg? * A cry was raised: “Stand back! A lady has fainted!” And men and wom en alike crowded to see the spectacle and to shut off the reviving air. This only goes to prove that it is not best to create a panic by raising a cry. No of mischief is done all over the land, and has been done all through the ages, by people who are officiously noisy. » » A Vienna paper, in an article believed to be officially inspired, congratulates the Sultan of Turkey upon being re lieved of the Island of Crete. In order that there should be no appearance of partiality it should congratulate the Queen Regent of Spain upon her re lease from responsibility for the gov ernment of the Spanish possessions in the West Indies and the Philippines. i The supreme trouble which has visit ed the Bmperor of Austria-Hungary as the result df an assassin’s act may stay for a time the fierceness of race hatred which distracts his composite empire; but Slav, German and the rest will al most certainly renew the struggle. The controversy so far as it concerns lan guage is strikingly illustrated by the tact that the Jubilee medals instituted by the Emperor, as for service in the army, navy or gendarmerie, have en graved Latin inscriptions. All other medals which have been Issued during the present reign have borne German inscriptions. The Latin tongue Is thus the language of compromise when occa sion requires. Dr. J. B. Learned offers a new cure for insomnia—a cure which he has tried on himself with success. AitMr many vain resorts to nostrums he Invented a series of movemeijfes,which, being carried on in bed and acomban ted by slow, deep breathing, Induce muscular fatigue, redistribute nervous force, and thus dispose the whole body to repose. Might it not be just as well to take some orderly exercise before going to bed, and in the open air? More fortunate still are they who can distrib ute this exercise over their working hours. Centuries ago it was observed that “the sleep of a laboring man is ■weet” A sick soldier who was ordered to a sanitarium on a mountain summit found on arriving there that but one loom in the house was unoccupied, and tbat so shut In that no one would take lb A young schoolmistress had the best room in the house, having engaged It long before because of the grand view from the windows. When she heard of the poor fellow lying in bed all day with only a dense wood for a prospect, she had the clerk exchange the occupants of the two rooms, bar gaining that her little plan be kept a secret. If your walls are so narrow You cannot see far, Knock a hole in the ceiling And look at a star. The little schoolmistress did better. She knocked the hole in a brother’s ceil ing, and opened up to him a whole con stellation of happiness. One of the vexed questions which brought about the recent Indian out break was the encroachments of the white men on their timber. The offi cial reports of the superintendent of logging for that district show that much of the dissatisfaction comes from the sale of timber by the half-breeds, mixed "bloods and squaw men. The following figures are given: Number of feet sold by the quarter-bloods, 15,- 547,820 feet; number of feet sold by half-breeds, 2,261,270; number of feet sold by the “squaw men,” 1,611,996; numbe- of feet sold by the full-blooded Indians, 845,339. Naturally the mixed bloods are better able to do busiues-s from their knowledge of the English language, and they make contracts for the sale of timber which the full-blood ed Indians do not understand and hence resent. Often the mixed bloods obtain the consent of the Indians by fraud and then sell out his claims thus obtained. Altogether it is more the timber ques tion than the liquor question which Is to blame for the outbreak, though doubtless whisky played its part there as well as elsewhere. The remarkable woman who is now the real ruler of China by the abdica tion or assassination of the emperor has played an important part in China in recent years. She was the secondary wife of the Emperor Hien Feng, who fled from Pekin in 1861 when that city was occupied by the French and En glish. As the mother of Tung Chi, who succeeded Hien Feng, she was raised to the rank of empress, and has ever since made the Chinese court a scene of intrigue for power and place. The principal wife and the secondary were jointly appointed regents in the place of Tung Chi, who was but a boy, and these two ruled China for twelve years, when the boy emperor ascended the throne. He reigned but two years, dying in 1875. His widow soon follow ed him, whether by the decree of heav en or the will of the ex-regents has al ways been a mooted point. When Kuang Su, the recent ruler, was de clared emperor at the age of 4 years, the two empresses again became re gents, the Joint rule lasting six years, when the elder empress died, leaving the present dowager empress in sole possession of power. Kuang Su as cended the throne in 1889, but owing either to lack of ability or to the de signed course of education to which he had been subjected, he remained a boy in intellect, and It Is not surprising that the abitious dowager empress has once more come into power with LI Hung Chang as her favorite minister. Even China knows that a new cen tury Is dawning. The poet Tennyson wrote not many years ago that he would prefer ten short years of Europe to “a cycle of Cathay,” meaning that changes were so slow In the Chinese empire that ten years here meant moie than a thousand In the flowery king dom. But to-day there is no place In the world where history will show more sudden and kaleidoscopic changes than that same empire of China. Since the Japanese war shook the very founda tions of their capital, the Chinese have wakened from the sleep of ages and are showing signs of marvelous activity. Revolution and re-revolution follow each other so rapidly that even the war correspondents of the dally papers have hard work to keep track of them. Con cessions to England for the building of railways, mining of coal, gold, copper and oil are granted and revoked. Rus sia and France come in for their share of the division of the empire (on paper), and its- subsequent redivision, Li Hung Chang, great statesman and diplomatist that he is, has been deprived of the “yellow jacket,” which is the robe of bis office as prime minister, and had it returned to him so frequently that the poor old gentleman must have had diffi culty in keeping decently clothed dur ing the operations. The Emperor has been murdered and resuscitated (in the daily papers) a dozen times at least in the past three months. In fact, be tween the diplomatists and the news papers old China is having the liveliest times in all its mighty career. One fact seems beyond dispute, and that is that an American missionary has been ap pointed president of the National Uni versity of China with unlimited means and full authority to make all necessary arrangements to give the young men of China a modern up-to-date education, including foot-ball. This will do more to make China a nation among the ca tions than anything else she could do. We hope Dr. Martin will, not be de prived of his office nor his head till he has established this great institution. His position is one of enormous influ ence, and should be of the greatest value In fostering friendly relations with the United States and giving us the commerce to which our geograph ical position entitles us, and which we will undoubtedly obtain. The Frightful Sahara. No fewer than 12,000,Q0Q acres of land have been made fruitful in the Sahara desert, an enterprise representing per haps the most remarkable example of irrigation by means of artesian wells which can anywhere be found. Fun Is more valuable than money, providing it is the genuine article, Bat look out for counterfeit. PACIFIC COAST NEWS Important Information Gathered Around the Coast. ITEMS Os GENERAL INTEREST. A Summary of Lata Events That Are Roiled Dowd to Suit our Busy Readers. Isaac S. Belcher, supreme court com missioner, died suddenly in San Fran cisco. It is said that the defalcation of the San Luis Obispo tax collector will amount to $50,000. Thousands of sheep are imprisoned in the mountains near Pendleton, Or., on account of heavy snow. Unless the snow melts the sheep men cannot get them without heavy loss. Lieut. A. P. Haine, instructor in the Agricultural Department of the Uni versity of California, has been detailed to investigate the agricultural re sources of the Philippines. The coinage of the San Francisco min£ for November was: Double eagles, $2,700,000; half eagles, $1,300,000; sil ver dollars, $280,000; half donars, $115,- 000; dimes, s2l, 500; total, $4,516,250. Arrangements have been completed for a narrow gauge road between Truckee and Tahoe City for handling Lake Tahoe tourists. A new hotel will be built on the lake shore as soon as the snow is gone. The practice of having the South ern California legislators meet prior to the opening of the session to discuss matters of interest likely to come up at Sacramento is an excellent one, and it should be productive of substantial good. Two million eggs were shipped by the California Fish Commission of San Francisco for the Humboldt county streams last week. All are from the Eel River hatchery, whose output this season was 12,000,000 salmon fry, 4,000,- 000 more than any previous season. The work of tearing down the black ened walls of the Baldwin hotel in San Francisco is progressing. It is ru mored that Mrs. A. Gardner, formerly of Oakland, but recently of Panama, is among the missing. She is known to have stopped at the Baldwin on the night of the fire. The findings of the court martial in the case of James N. Meadors of the Eighth California, who killed Private Jones Ury in San Francisco, have been approved. The sentence is ten years in the United States penitentiary at Leavenworth, Kas., at hard labor, and forfeit of pay and allowances. The Shenandoah has arrived at San Francisco, 131 days * from Baltimore. This ship was a source of much anx iety during the Spanish-American war. and she was many times reported cap tured, but managed to evade Span ish privateers and war vessels. The captain heard for the first time the out come of the war. The Ship Owners Association of San Francisco has ordered a reduction of $5 a month in wages for all classes of seamen. The new scale is: On coal ships, $25; on vessels to Honolulu, $25; to Mexican ports, S2O; on lumber ves sels, S2O, and is the lowest ever paid on this coast. The Sailors’ Union will probably take action in the matter. Health Officer Galloway of San Fran cisco has ordered a thorough cleaning and inspection of the Chinese quarter. All places in Chinatown‘found in an unsanitary condition will be carefully cleansed until the entire district will satisfy the authorities as to its health ful state. The announcement is also made that at least a temporary truce has been declared by the opposing gangs of highbinders. The Cottage City, just arrived at Se attle from Alaska, tells of the wreck of the Detroit on Shelter island. While on her regular run on Thanksgiving Day the Detroit struck a reef on Shelter island. The engines pounded them selves to pices endeavoring to drag her from her rock-bound position. The pas sengers and crew were landed in a blinding snow storm, with scarcely any provisions. A steamer went from Ju neau to their relief. The New York volunteers at Hono lulu, who have been giving the hospital camp no end of trouble, will be. sent home in batches of 300 to 500 on mail boats. November 19 there were 300 cases of fever at the Convalescents’ camp, and the epidemic was on the in crease. Hospitals and tents are crowd ed, and each transport bound for Ma nila left fully 100 patients. Work has been commenced on a new hospital. The returned regiment will be sta tioned at the Presidio a few days be fore starting East. The Chinese government, through its Minister, Mr. Wu Ting Fang, has broached to the authorities at Wash ington the willingness of China to ne gotiate an extradition treaty, applica ble to all criminals, but intended in particular to reach the highbinders. This fraternity has spread terror in the Far West. It purports to be organ ized for fraternal and insurance pur poses, but under this guise, it is al leged, it carries on a secret sytsem of crime, marking victims for slaughter when they incur the enmity of the or ganization. Viewing Secretary Long’s program as it stands, memory goes back to his departmental report of a year ago, wherein he recommended the building of but one ship, which, he said, owing to the peaceful outlook, would proba bly suffice for the needs of the country, says the San Francisco Chronicle. How far his judgment was wrong is to be read in history. The circumstances teaches that wars come like thunder storms, rapidly sweeping over a clear sky, and that it is best to make ready for them when there seems to be no danger. We are making ready now; and it is a national duty, inspired by the instinct of self-preservation to complete the wot Tc. It will probably be the end of Decem ber or the beginning of January before any further news is received from the men who have chosen to spend the winter on the rich gold bearing creeks of the Klondyke. So say those who have arrived here on the Cottage City, the last expedition of three seamers ar riving at Victoria, B. C., to leave Skag uay. The other steamers were the Danube and Queen City, which re ported very rough trips. The Danube reported that the Excelsior, which left Seattle a few days ago for Copper riv er is on her way back, her boilers hav ing collapsed. The Yukon below the White oHrse Rapids is frozen over, Norman D. McAuley, manager of the White Horse tramway, was nineteen days in making the trip from the rap ids to Lake Bennett, a trip that under ordinary circumstances is made in two or three days. About 500 men will win ter on the creeks in the Atlin river country. FROM FOREIGN LANDS. It is reported that Emperor William intends to write an acco.unt of his Pal estine tour for publication. The Bis marck memoirs have not created much of a sensation. The new German army bill shows the Prussian peace contingent will be in creased by 11,400 men and 2530 horses, and the Saxon by 2073 men. Herr Rich ter calls this Germany’s answer to the Czar’s disarmament proposal. The Campania Transatlantica has chartered the steamers Hapsburg, Ful da and Werra, belonging to the North German Lloyd Steamship Company, and will use them for the repatriation of the Spanish troops in Cuba in De cember. Court circles in Greece are busy with the reported engagement between Prince George of Greece and Princess Victoria of Wales. The event would be popular in England, but the Princess Victoria is self-willed and her matri monial prospects are a source of anx iety. A dispatch says the Bank of Spain has agreed to make the government an other advance of 60,000,000 pesetas for expenses of evacuation. The Spaniards have a deep conviction that Spain has been wronged by the victor, who has spared nothing to make the defeat more galling. The Imparcial announces that the government intends to retain the Caro lines and will only sell them in case it reaches an advantageous offer and they become a burden to Spain. The paper adds: “The government heretofore has not received such a proposition, but expects to do so.” * The two men arrested in London for having in their possession jewelry sto len from the Duchess of Sutherland on the Paris train gave their names as Johnson and Lippman. About £SOOO worth of the stolen jewels has been re covered. One of the prisoners is con sidered one of the cleverest jewelry thieves in Europe. In the Vienna Reichsrath Count Ho henstein said that while the expulsion of Austrians from Prussia Was severe it was not a flagrant violation of the principles of international law. How ever, it was hoped that the protest of the Foreign Office would cause greater consideration to be shown to Austri ans; but if not, the government will energetically protect the rights of Austrians. The Czar of Russia, replying to the Sultan’s telegram of November 26th, urging the Czar to abandon his inten tion of sending Prince George of Greece as high commissioner of the powers, declares that the friendly sentiments of Russia toward Turkey are un changed and, while Prince George is going to Crete as commissioner of the four powers, the Sultan’s rights of sov ereignty will be safe-guarded. The independent party of the Fil ipinos is not disposed to accept the re sult of the deliberations of the Peace Commissioners at Paris, judging from the tone of the native press. Independ cia published a particularly bombastic leading article to the effect that the the Filipinos will decline to permit their homes to be bought and sold like merchandise. It then repeats that the Filipinos are ready to fight in defense of their rights and asserts that the government and people are unanimous in claiming nothing less than inde pendence. The attempt to affect a coalition be tween the States of Nicaragua, Hondu ras and Salvador, to be conducted un der a common administration and known as the United States of Central America, has failed completely. The Federal organizers formally declared the union dissolved, the three states resuming respectively absolute sov ereignty. The collapse is due to the failure of the troops of Honduras, act ing in behalf of the Federal organizers to suppress the outbreak in Salvador against the propsed federation and to force Salvador into the union. The prospects are peaceful. The increasing use of fruit as food is one of the notable things in mod ern commerce. A generation ago fruit was a luxury only the well-to-do thought of. Now it is a staple in most households. Philadelphia capital has just organized a third great company, the object of which is the importation of fruit from the West Indies. So marked is this development that the finest grocery houses now handle lines of fresh fruit. All grocers will be forced to this so as to compensate for the loss of other trade incident to this general use of fruit as food. It takes the place partly of K bread and partly of meat. Aguinalo’s nimbleness in asking for $1,500,000 of Spain’s $20,000,000 is excit ing much talk in Madrid. He wants it ostensibly for the release of imprisoned friars. He has several hundred prison ers, including clericals and civilians. The former, he has said, are the most active and revengeful agents in sacri ficing the lives and honor of innocent natives. He has heretofore based his rights to hold them prisoners on the hope that Spain would liberate the Fil ipinos in return and cease “torturing and shooting the natives.” There is much curiosity among the officials in Madrid to know just whom the insur gent chief is going to negotiate with for his $1,500,000, now that Spain will scon have relinquished all sovereignty in the archipelago. The rebels strike is considered in keeping with his char acter, but.it is believed he will be com pelled to make all his future reckoning with the United States authorities. GENERAL NEWS ITEMS News of the State, Nation and the World Also Interesting News Items of The War t . Chicago is getting virtuous and un happy. The saloons have been or dered to close at midnight. dorbett and Sharkey now propose to fight for charity, probably in the hope that it will cover a multitude of sins. It is reported in Madrid that a mar riage has been arranged between Don Jaime, son of Don Carlos, and a Bava rian pricess. Naval Constructor Hobson has re fused an offer of $50,000 from a New York lecture bureau for a stated num ber of lectures. The Merritt Wrecking Company’s representatives say a contract has been made with the government to raise the Reina Mercedes and bring her to Norfolk. Contracts have been signed between five middle Western railroads and the steel trust for over $3,000,000 worth of steel rails to be used next summer for extension and repairs. The official forecast of the wheat harvest in 1898 in New South Wales shows 1,590,000 bushels in excess of that of 1897, with an available surplus for export of 2,250,000. Marine underwriters of New York es timate that the losses sustained by the insurance companies as a result of the recent storm will probably amount to something more than $1,000,000. yellow fever may be brought to this country. His advice in this respect has been heeded and, as stated, the dead soldiers will not be interred in their native soil until some time in the new year. The Chicago Inter Ocean thinks peace is a money proposition. It says: “King Humbert, who hasn’t a dollar to go to war with, is heartily in favor of the Czar’s proposal for a gen eral peace.” The subject of forming a general combination of brewers to include most of the large cities is again discussed. So far as progress is made $30,000,000 of capital and 4,000,000 barrels output are represented. It is to be sincerely hoped that the weather the Atlantic coast people are having is not a sample of what they are going to get all winter. The loss of life and the destruction of property have been appalling. Senator Frye says that though the treaty with Spain will meet with strong opposition in the Senate, it will be ratified. Also that the commission ers are not authorized to buy the Car olines, and Germany will probably get them. The Spaniards and the European press have begun to worry over the great difficulties Uncle Sam will en counter in putting a colonial policy into effect. If they were wholly disinterest ed they would let Uncle Sam do the worrying. A. J. de Mules, known as the “Tur quoise King of the Jarillas,” was shot in the back by a Mexican while eating breakfast at his mine near El Paso. N. M. The murderer was captured by American employes and narrowly es caped lynching. An organization of women has been effected in Chicago to endow a hospital bed for disabled football players in or der, no doubt, that the gridiron braves, when carried off the field, may still be able to touch down, remarks the St. Louis Globe-Democrat. The War Department will ask Con gress for authority to pay all volun teers now in the service sixty days in advance of the mustering out, in stead of giving the men a furlough of sixty days and assembling them for pay and mustering out. After all, says the Pittsburg News, Spain has simply exchanged a few is lands for a good deal of experience, and as she didn’t know how to man age the islands, and may turn the ex perience to good account, maybe it wasn’t such a bad bargain. George W. (“Pony”) Moore has de posited £2OO with the Sporting Life with the intention of arranging a match between his son-in-law, Charley Mitchell, and Thomas Sharkey, the American pugilist, for £SOO or £IOOO a side and the best purse offered. The Brooklyn Eagle says China’s military cadets will have to pass an ex amination in stone slinging and arch ery before they can graduate as officers. Poor old China! She expects to stop thirteen-inch shells with pebbles and arrows, and is going to keep out prog ress with measures just as forcible. A call for a National Christian Citi zens’ convention to meet in Washing ton December 13 has been issued by a number of officers of reform associa tions and leading citizens. The con vention is called to discuss problems of government forced upon Congress by the results of the war with Spain. The German government, in its wis dom, protects its people from American meat, but it forgets to furnish them anything to replace it. It would seem to the ordinary mind, comments the New York Journal, as if the beef, pork and mutton on which 75,000,000 Ameri cans thrive might be better eating than German horses. It is stated that the widow of P. T. Barnum is about to be married to a French nobleman in Paris. The great showman’s widow took for her second husband Demetrius Callias Bey, a Greek, who died in September, 1896, in Constantinople, after a wedded life of a year. Madame Callias has been in Paris for more than two years. James Stillman of New York has given $350,000 to Harvard College to cover the cost of the projected infirm ary, and will contribute $2500 annually for four years. J. R. Jenkins, a ’77 graduate and a mining engineer, has created a scholarship in the scientific school by a gift of SIO,OOO, the interest to be given a student of engineering. The Washington Times thinks that if the Americans were disposed to buy the silence of Cuban demagogues who are preaching opposition to Amer ican occupation of the island, a $lO bill would stop the largest mouth. The Cu bans have lived under Spanish rule, and have been taught that bribery is an essential part of public administra tion. A syndicate has been formed, head ed by the Rockefellers and Pierpont Morgan, for the purpose of consolidat ing the American, Dascher, Arbuckle and all other independent sugar con cerns and the Glucose Sugar Refining Company of Chicago. The success of the scheme depends upon Mr. Have myer and certain interests of the glu cose company. The Nicaragua Canal Commission, of which Admiral Walker is president, is hurrying forward its work with a view to presenting a report by the time con gress meets, or soon thereafter. In any event, it is probable that a summary of the commission’s findings will be made known to the President for such use, if any, he desires to make of it, in his message to Congress. Chauncey M. Depew, in the course of his address to the Railway Y. M. C. R, of New York said that twenty-two years ago, about 15,000 men were em ployed in the New York Central and of this number 20 per cent were discharged for drunkenness in a given period. To day the company has twice that many men in its employe and not 1 per cent disappear from drunkenness. The conference committee having J& charge the location- of the Methodist general conference of 1900 held a meet ing at Chicago with representatives of Minneapolis and Chicago Methodists, and after discussion of inducements of fered by both cities Chicago was finally decided upon. Chicago Methodists pledge $50,000 as a guaranty that all expenses of the conference will be mot. A representative of the Pope au thorizes the absolute denial of the Pope’s hostility to the American ex pansion policy. Cardinal Rampolla says no utterance of the Pope could be construed as indicating enmity to * America. The Vatican policy Ms been I to maintain neutrality. The Pope has only recommended respect for Catho lic rights in Cuba and the Philip pines. Grove L. Johnson, formerly repre sentative in Congress from Sacra mento district, is suing George W. Cochran, proprietor of Hotel Coch ran of Washington, for $1275. John son’s rooms were robbed of cash hnd jewelry to this amount while the fam- ily was at dinner. Cochran’s defense is that he is not liable because of a posted notice in the room that valu ables should be left in the safe. Fifty-five warships are under con struction in our navy, and eight of them will be equal to any figthing ma chines ever built. England has more warship tonnage under construction than our whole navy amounts to; Rus sia is crowding her shipyards and get ting other ships built in foreign yards; Japan has just had completed in En gland a ship of the same size as the English Formidable, launched last week, and, concludes the Salt Lake Tribune, the ringing of hammers beats into silence the eloquent plea of the Czar for the first movement toward universal peace. There is a great uproar in the east over the number of children with de fective sight, and there is a proposition on foot in Philadelphia to purchase, at public expense, spectacles for poor children, in the public schools, whose eyes are defective. The press and peo ple are wondering why so many chil dren have defective eyes. Is it not pos sible that they are inherited? asks the Salt Lake Tribune. A great many poor people have not been able to see how they were going to get along, during the past few years. Hawaii will probably become a full fledged territory of the United States on July 4, 1899. There are other stars incubating. Arrangements are being made by the War Department to disinter the re mains of all the soldiers who lost their lives before Santiago and bring them to this country. Maps showing the location of these graves, the name of the deceased, the regiment to which he belonged and his next of kin have been prepared. What is known as a funeral expedition will soon be started for Santiago and the ship will be equipped with caskets and other neces sary articles to be used in disinterring the remains and bringing them to this country. Upon arrival here they will be turned over to the relatives of those who lost their lives for their country, and the dead heroes who have no rela tives Will be interred at Arlington, national cemetery, a few miles fromßß Washington. The ship will leave Cuba gl abbtrt December 15, but it may be de- ! M layed until January 1. General Wood fl|| has opposed the removal of these re- H mains until cold weather, for fear that g| If Congress early in the session B should make provision for the increase ■; ■. of the regular army it is quite probable I that none of the volunteer regiments B now in the service will be sent to do H garrison duty in Cuba. The troops of I the first to, do garrison duty will ■ be composed largely of regular regi- I ments so far as they are available, fl Plans are maturing for the muster out ■ of as many volunteers now in service ■ as is possible. The demand of the en- I listed men to go home and leave the H service is growing greater every day. tm This is true in nearly every garrison, H and the arrival of Senators and Repre- || sentatives with requests for the mus- ■ ter out of regiments or of men in the H regiments has largely increased dur- |1 ing t he past few days. It is well H known that the volunteers at Manila H desire to come home, and the war de partment is considering the question H of sending regular regiments to replace H these volunteers as soon as arrange ments can be made. F. J. Ed<}y of Los Angeles is back I from Copper river and the Taunana H district in Alaska and vouches for the fl hardship of Alaska climate by the H loss of sight in his right eye. Next H spring, however, he will go back H again to the frozen north with provis- J .■ ions for the four men whom he supplied this year. During the interim, Mr. l>' Eddy will seek to regain his sight and B is under treatment now. His opinion of. H| the Copper river country is much the Hi same as has been handed around be- HH fore; the Taunana district is the one H| to which he pins his faith.