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ESTABLISHED JUKE 19 , 1871. , MONDAY MOKNI&Gy NOVEMBEll 2U , 1897 , SINGLE OOIT FIVE CENTS , SUFFERING IN CUBA Half Has Not Boon Told of Diatrcaa Among Insurgents. PEOPLE ARE DYING CFF BY THE THOUSAND Many Beautiful Little Villages Are Now Cities of the Dead , i GUARDED BY DOGGED SPANISH SOLDIERS Direct Eosult of Huddling People Together as Roconcontrados. BUT FEW LEFT IN MANY OF THE TOWNS IAt MntiuiKiiM Atouc Over Out- Hundred 1'CTHOHH I > | C 111 II .Sllltfle 1)11 > ( Tci'i-llile. Title ul * f ] | t Horror. t , 1597 , by Press Publishing Company. ) MATANZAS , Cutoa , Nov. 1C ( via Tampa. Fin. , Nov. 21) ) . ( Now York World Cablegram Special Telegram. ) The hnlf of the story of Buffering In Cuba has not been told. In Havana and Its suburbs the streets are dotted with beggars , the hospitals are overflown with starving Innocents and the Bparo bar racks are filled with the destitute and dying. But from 'Havana to this place there Is a Buccesslon of small cities almost free from sickness and hunger. Nobody Is left there. The once swarming population Is gone. They nro cities of the dead. Protecting forts over look empty houses. Pallid , ragged Spanish Eoldlers guard a few very few human skeletons. Vc y soon they will have only themselves to protect. They need It. It Is almost a question whether \Veylerlsm has not been as awful for them as It has been lor the peaceable Cubans. The towns of Campo 'Florida ' , San 'Miguel ' , Minus , Jaruco , Dalnoa , Agualcato , 'Mocha and Uuena Vista were tiubled and quadrupled In population "by " Weyler's concentration of the surrounding country people under the rifles of their ie- Bpcctlvo sets of little forts. The loyal , obedient farmers took their furniture and their babes In ox carts , their cows and pigs wives and children on foot and built long btreets of palm-pillared , raftered , thatched and sldod houses. Today nothing remaliib ibut the wood. The animals have been taken , all articles of value have been changed Into fcread , and the people , everything having been used up , are dead. Our tmln stopped at each place mentioned. "We counted only twenty-five women and children and three men In the- palm house lanes. There are two trains a day. They are the great events of each miserable twenty-four hcurs , and wu counted twenty- eight spectators. There should have been visible' S.OOO. There were at least 15,000 to 20,000 reconcentrados In those palm i/i.rk villages when Weyler's victims first began to die and wo counted twenty eight. TO niR nnAr > iiAr > T/v. Matanzas , a city of 50,000 Inhabitants , has given Its "rccouccntrndos" much better chances for dying gradually than lias any o : the silent villages first mentioned. Much meat has come hero from Florida. The people are rich , the water Is good , s-omc charitable efforts have been made by the citizens , the city government ban filled In slumps and made boulevards to give work to the destitute. Yet In Matanzas , out of 13,000 countrymen , women and children there nre today not more than 3,000 left and they tire barely alive. The streets arc full of tottc.-lng ones. The cafe doors frame for begging women and chldren , the publH eqUiiro has a living skeleton for each of Its beautiful shrubs and trees , the do.d cartt > go to the cemetery loaded with bodies three deep. The mayor of Matanras publicly siii u few da > s ago that 13,000 reconcentrados l.ad been brought to town.v Seven thousaiu of them last February and March , c.n Wey lur's first order , with the first arrivals. haJ a little money and seme cattle. Then strag filed In or were brought In the renulnlt'i. , 0,000. There- have been no considerable ar rivals for thre-o months. When the number was hlgluat the gov ernor of the province sent 30,000 to be dis tributed among teveral small towns nearby It Is almost certain that 9C per cent o those are dead. H Is certain that 7.000 o the remaining 10,000 have died. This ap paling fact hati been proved lu foover.il ways The housco occupied by the rcconcentrados have been counted and the dead estimate * from the difference between the average number of occupants now and when mofl ciowdeil. Thla checks with the average present number per house multiplied by the number of bouses. That only 3,000 remain olive Is a very moderato statement. The civil register of the city only hints at the awful loss of life. It Is ofilclal and does not record its many quot ! burla's In the fields to avoid the danger of waiting dajs to secure the permit necessary for a poor rnan'ii body. It shows 2,310 deaths of reconcentra dos , or about one-third the actusl tad figure. HIGH DEATH RATE. The present death rate of forty starving ones dally had It been constant since the beginning of Weyler's regime , would have wiped out the whole 10,000 before now. The toMl dally death rate carries from o'xty to teventy. On November C 123 d'cd. Phy sicians claim the dally average should be eighty. At this rate In little more- than a year Matanzas will TJO a graveyard and In less than three- months there will bo no more roconcontrado , Although the condi tions may change for the citizens of Matin- zas , there Is little hope for Its enforced visitors , General 'Blanco's relief measures nlthoug'h Immune , ara wholly Inadequate. It carried out -by the local authorities they como too Into. 'Soldiers' ' rations oven with Jerked liee-f and cornmeal added , 'Will kill moie than they will cure. The anaemic condition of the wretched blpeia hero la such that ex pert modlcal testimony dooms one-half of the 3,000 reeonrentrados left to death , and If the ruttonn Issued uru the same the i-panlsh soldiers hero now barely exist on the name testimony declares that at least 2,000 will die , The starving are not likely to gut oven that mrch. Ono of the highest officials who would bo entrusted with tba Issuing ot ratlonu has said within three days ; "We're jiot folr 3 to pay any attention to Blanco'n ordora. " The tubncy raised for feeding the starving lias t-ecn mostly stolen. The change of offi cials has let this out through the Intense hatred of the Spanish reformist for the Spanish conservative. An Income tax of 3 per cent wus levied for the care of the hun gry anal collected. The present officers charge the former officials with putting most of It In their pockets. The amount raised was considerable ; the work done was next to nothing. Six thousand dollars went In wages at 1) cents a day and downward for swamp filling. Two hundred men worked on a boulevard two weeks and paid most of their mor.oy back to tbo officials for the food they WITH ompcllcd to 'buy In certain places. SvtthX V week a leading Spanish merchant Clapped the former mayor's face after taxing 111 in and the former governor with this and other stealings. Another example Is the barracks built frr the rcconccntrados , which appears on the books to have cost $16,000. The material was taken from dismantled buildings , the labor was compulsory and the tmrracka could not have cost more thun J2000. With such a record aud the boast , "We are not going to pay attention , to Ulanco's orders , " the Spanish authorities ot Malsntas cannot bo expected to glvu to the etarvlng the care they require. FEEDING AMERICANS. To ebpw how cheaply the dead could have fcecn kept ellvo but a glance la necessary at ho books of the United Htatcs agent who Is arlng for destitute AmaMcan citizens. There mvo been 3,000 persons ot the rcconcentrado class. Upon May 24 many of them wore In want. Slnco the American agent came upon .hat date only halt a dozen have died , and t has cost but 19 cents n day for each per son at war prices for food bought In Matan zas City , The dally ration Is six ounces of potatoes , rice codfish or Jerked beef , six ounces of cornmeal , four ounces ot sugar , two ounces of lard , and an ounce and a-hnlf of bound. Medical attention has cost little. The Cuban physicians pr6 M 50 gratis and ho Cuban druggists sell at cost. Such a ra tion and medical attendance would have saved 2,600 souls In Matanzon and tens and tens and tens of thousands In western Cuba. The Red Cross society has a permit from Weyler to go even Into the rebel camps , lencral Blanoc doubtless would extend every 'aclllty for Its work now , as It must bo done only In the fo-tlficd towno , and only for obedient subjects ot fixiln. Fifteen cents a day and the Red Cross should save a life. A tow thousand dollars would gave the rem- iantn of the rural population of western Cuba. SYLVESTER SCOVRL. DISSATISFACTION A.MOXO CtlllAXS. CotiHcrvaMvcN Not Pli'iixed with Spain' * Clianne In Pulley. HAVANA ( via Key West. Fia. ) , Nov. 21. La Luclm , In a recently published editorial , expresses doubt as to the sincerity of the friendship for Spain professed by the Amer- can government and says : "If the American government cannot pre vent the sailing from the ports of that coun try ot expeditions lu old of the Insurgents , and does not respond In other ways to Spain's jfforts to como to favorable terms , It Is use- ess for Spain to maintain friendly relations with America. " Reports from Matanzas say that the con servatives having become enraged at the change In the government's policy arc dls- : urblng public order. Ex-Mayor Crcspo initiated the disorderly condUct by publicly giving offense to Senor Armas , the now civil governor of the province. The chief of pollco 'ollov\ed Senor Crcspo's lead b endeavoring io prevent ain being given to the suffering ifconcentrados. Of the rcconccntrados In Matnnzas , numbering moro than SO.OOO , sev enty-nine died In two days thirty-seven perishing from hunger. Yesterday seventeen deaths \\oro reported , a large proportion of which wore the result of starvation. In Jnruco , about C5 pec cent of the deaths nre caused by starvation , and the same Is true of many other towns Owing to the , lack of proper clothing and of blankets the situation of the reconcentrados Is becoming worse as the cold weather approaches , de- splto t.'io efforts to relieve them. Horrible episodes are of dally occurrence among the reconcentrados. After lying for three days upon the sidewalk In front ot a house In Matanzas a poor negro woman , who was suffering terribly and was unable to move , was can led away by a flpod' ' caused by a heavy downfall of rain. A short tlmo afterward her dead body was discovered a few blocks away and at last reports was | .lll lying In the gutter. A cab driver who was carrying a sick man to a hospital observed that his passenger was dying and dragged him from his cab , leaving him on the curbstone , where he finally died. Cases similar to these arc of fiequont occurrence. Reports from Candelarla say that a man who wus suffering from smallpox was driven by the authorities Into the Insurgent camp ut Cejudal Negro , Plnar Del Rio province , where threats were made to hang the man If he was not taken away. Oa Wednesday evening the remaln'tig iauu uuiuct uu iiitj jjiuuiunuu i ui lu aici * ; , owned by Dr. Manuel Calve , were de- otrojcd by fire. Marshal Blanco hcs appointed thirty-four new employes at the customs house. Of these five are native Cubans and the re mainder Spaniards and reformists. The au tonomists are greatly disgusted by these ap pointments. Sixty persons employed about the dockd and 500 others In various pjrts of the Island have Joined the revolutionists and a number of prlcncrs at Guinea , who were pardoned under the recent proclama tion , have returned to the insurgents. Smallpox Is ravaging the neighborhood of the Insurgent headquarters In Pinar del Rio end there are In the hospitals and the hll's 1,700 perocns buffering from the disease. It Is s-tatcd by a prominent resident of Plnar del Rio , according to an ofilclal re- poit , that there are only 1,300 armed In- suigents In the province , including the bauds which have recently entered the prov ince under Mayla Rodriguez and other 'enders. ' General Hernandez Vetasco confirms the -tatement that the Insurgents In Plnar del Rio aso abundrntly supplied with ammuni tion. Seventy of Geneial Vclasco's men have arrived at Plnar del Rio suffering from wounds received In recent engagements. The financial sltuatlcri of the military ad ministration is bad. The soldiers have not been pa'.d in eight months. There Is a scar city In the meat supply for the hospitals and n many towns no meat has been obtainable for many da > s. Goncial Lcsada , sub-Inspector of the health department , said recently to the cor respondent of ni Imparclal of Madrid , that theie were actually 30,000 soldiers In the 'icspltals In Cuba and that about 15,000 of this aumbor were not suffering from any dlseate , but simply from need of nourish ment. A band of Insurgents recently fired on the town ot San Nicholas , In Havana province. Rio Seco , province of Havana , reports that fresh baud of Insurgents , well armed and oiulpped , tas arrived In that vllulty. The eader ot the baud Is not known. The police recently visited the house of George W. Iljatt , chief of the relief ; depart ment of the United States consulate , at 12 o'clock at night , to make Inquiries as to the destination of a quantity of food which luul been taken Into the house during the day. The female inmates , becoming frightened , re fused to open the door and Insisted upcn being Informed of the- object of the officers' visit. The pollco finally retired upon learn ing that the Inmates wore Americans. The liiiiurgeuts , It Is reported , have cap tured 150 mules from the Consolaclon del Sur government reservation. A dispatch from Madrid cays that Srnor Glberga , deputy to tbo Span ish Cortcz and leader of the new autonomist party , Is on his way to Cuba , where he will enter the autonomist party on condition that Ssnors Monteros , Cu- blto and Zaycs leave the beard or directors of the party , It being asserted that they are too pronouncedly Spanish to succeed In Inducing the Insurgents to accept autonomy under their leadership , Senor Jose Galvez will remain chairman of the party. About seventy of the Inmates of the Matan. zaj jail have been stricken with what Is suppcaed to bo berl-bcrl. Three Havana specialists have ibeen sent to diagnose the disease and the sick persons have been transferred to more healthful quarters , where they will bo provided with medicine and nourishment , whllo other steps have been IdUen to avoid an Increase of the epidemic. Captain General Blanco has called for t. public subscription on behalf ot the at- dieted persons and has himself subscribed $100. $100.A A small party of Insurgents last night raided the farm of San Nlcoles Casa Blanca , near hero , and captured a number of horses and carried off a quantity of rifles. The Havana police , assisted by Inhabitants of the district pursued them. General Parrado arrived today with the Insurgent Colonel Jose Cuervo and Major Adono Cuervo , who , with fifteen Insurgent cavalrymen and thirty-seven Infantry , sur rendered at Pales. DSIIISS : TO IMIOSKCUTU CHIMH. of Son'Miileo Court U About DlHeoiiraKed. SANTA FE , N. M. , Nov. , 21. In the district court In JUo Arrlba county , In the case of Bplfamo Jnramlllo , Sandovul and P. Salarar for the murder ot Pablo Garcia , the Jury brought In a verdict of not guilty. Then Judge Laughlln said to the Jury : "Gentle men , I HuJ U la entirely useless to prosecute crimes lu this county , It scoins that murder la Justified here. You can all bo discharged permanently and go tome. " ' | WORK OF WAR DEPARTMENT Operation ! of the Last Year HeTiowed by Secretary Algor. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE FUTURE Pronrcni of Scnconut UefenMON nnil Undine of Co in IM K.VeedM Occupy u Prominent IMncc Army In fiaoil Condition. WASHINGTON , Nov. 21. The report of Secretary of War Alger Is composed very largely of the reports of the various depart ments of the service , with brief comment on the recommendations contained therein. The work of distributing supplies to the Mississippi flood sufferers Is detailed and the ofllcers complimented for the manner In which the duty was performed , Tlio engineer department details the work of erecting coast defenses and placing guns therein. The total armament proposed under plcsent plans consists of a total of about thirty-two IG-lnch guns , 200 12-Inch guns , 180 10-Inch guns , 100 8-Inch guns , 250 heavy rnpU-flro guns , 1,032 12-Inch mortars and twenty-four 10-Inch mortars. These figures are subject to slight changes as the work progresses , 'but ' show approximately the total armament that will bo required for an ade quate defense of our sea and lake poits. It will be observed that congress has thus far provided for 139 emplacements for 8 , 10 and 12-Inch guns out of n total of about -ISO re quired under present projects , and for 232 mortar emplacement ! ) out of a total of about 1,056 required. The aggregate of all appropriations for gun and mortar emplacements prior to the act of Juno G , 1S96 , amounts to $3 521,000. At the beginning of the fiscal year these funds had cither been expended or allotted for the following emplacements : Eight 12-Inch , twenty-one 10-Inch , SOVCD 8-lnch. two rapid- lire and eighty 12-Inch mortars. Since then sixteen 12-Inch , sixty-one 10-Inch , twenty- slv S-lnch , fourteen rapld-firo and 152 mortal- emplacements have ibceni authorized and are being constructed. By the end of the year it Is hoped to have mounted In these em placements fourteen 12-Inch , fifty-seven 10- inch , nine S-lnch , blx rapid-fire guns and 112 wortars. , Tre ordnance department recommends and the secretary heartily concurs in the recom- mendatlon that the guns ana means for mounting them contemplated in the scheme of coast defense be provided for as rapidly as possible. The necessity of providing a reserve of field and heavy artillery la also pointed out. The Board of Ordnance report mentions the failure of experiments with the Haskell multlchargo gun and no further experiments will be made with It. The 10-Inch Brown scgmcntal tube gun Is expected to bo ready for trial by July 1. The Crozler-Bufflngton disappearing gun carriage has nroven a success for coast fortifications and. to render them of the most effective range finders of various patterns have 'been ' designed , but no type definitely decided upon. Satisfactory results aie being obtained In the manufac ture of smokelcBS powder. GOOD RESULTS IN RECRUITING. The results obtained by the recruiting service have been especially gratifying , es pecially In the Increase of post enlistments , Of the 8,285 accepted applicants , 6,239 were native born , 2,016 of foreign blrtn. Total enlistments , 5,280 ; re-enlistments , 3,005 ; per centage of native born recruits , 83 1-3 ; 41,058 applicants rejected , slightly over 83V4 per cent of the number seeking enlistments ; 2,791 rejected as aliens and 2,333 for Illit eracy. Discharge of the fifty-three Jndlans com prising Troop L , Seventh cavalry , ended the scheme formulated six years ago for an In dian contingent as part of the army. The con tingent never reached a degree of substan tial success as useful soldiers. The character and efficiency of men In the ranks was never higher. Short term of serv. Ice , elimination of disadvantageous element , through purchase or order , careful recruit ing , physical' training. Instruction , athletkn , etc. , coupled with judicious and humane dis cipline , have placed In the army men ot good character and conduct , flno physique and highly efficient. Officials and press speak warmly of army men when brought In con tact with militia at camps of Instruction and other places. The Inspector general 1& his report sajs : To obtain the utmcot effectiveness , exer- clsca simulating war are as imperative as the prior training of the Individual soldier , and funds should1 bo appropriated for flelc mrneuvers , combined when practicable w'th the national guard. With the passing o the veterans skilled In handling large bailie's of troops , this subject demands serious and prompt attention. The number of trials by general courts- martial was 1,384 , which Irc 102 les.3 than last year. There has alw been a decrease of 127 In the number of trials by Inferior courts-martial. The number of convictions of desertion wao 244. which Is twelve less than last year and 274 less than during the twelve months ending August 31 , 1894. WORK ON MISSOURI RIVER. The Missouri river commission again calls nttentkn to the fact that the progress 01 work for the systematic Improvement of the river by continuous work by reaches Is seri ously Interfered with by requirements 01 law which specify numerous localities , sep arated by many miles , where work is re quired to bo done , notwithstanding a reduc tion in the money provided by ccngress for the work. The results obtained on this river have shown beyond question the practica bility of controlling the river , holding Its banks , and giving ample channels for navi gation ; but the cost and uncertainty of per manence of the work and the slow progrccw heretofore made have been such as to dis courage those Interested In the effort to Im prove the river for such a distance as would give promise of bulld'ng up Its commerce to a degree commensurate with the cost o : the work , During the year the channel through the Great Lakes between Chicago , Duliith and Buffalo was practically completed , and' Its Importance to the Interests of navigation la enormous. The commerce passing through tbo St Marys Falls canal during the navigable sea son of 1896 comprised 1C , 39,001 tors of freight , valuc-d at 1195,146,842- through the Detroit river about 27,900,520 tons , valued at $300.000.000 , The publication of the official records wa carried forward and five volumes were pub llsbcd , and five supplemental volumes wer printed and put In the hands of the In ( lexers. When these shall have been dls trlbuted , as they will be before the clos of the present llsca'l yea'r , the entire nerle of the records of the two armlca that relat directly to battles and campaigns will 1m been completed , 113 volumes In all , of nearl 120,000 octavo pages. The Atlas cantalns 17 plates , embracing nearly 1,000 battle on cair.ialgn maps , sketches and reproduction of photographic and other views. The records remaining unpublished relat to prisoners iind to organIzatloo , maintenance etc. , of the two armies , requiring In ul twenty more backs. By the close of tliu current fiscal year , the work of compilation of these records will probably bo completed and at the present rate of publication four years will bo required to finish the whole work , the expenditures upon which now reach very nearly 12.500.000. The condition of the Indians Is better t"- day "tt.cu It has been for many years , and during the last year there has been no sari- ous disturbance of the peace. The Indians are making rapid progress toward pennanei.t settlement and semi-civilization. It was a wise provision of congress tlut uulhvUcd the president to detail experienced ofllcers of the array to act as Indian agents , and I trust this sjfltbni will be continued , The number of Indian children that are now re ceiving the advantages of school education Is very Urge , and" * It 1s having a very ex cellent effect upon the condition ot the tribes , as well > upon their proereia a 4 Kistornl and nn agricultural ) boplo. Their on.ltlon ] Is being benefited in many ways. NEW POST'IN AltA&KA. Within the past yar < , as'lnbt course well mown , the great territory 'of Alaska has opened up a new problem. H s probable that wlS.iln another year .a vcry Urge number of icople may bo gathered there , estimated by many conservative melt us lllgh as 100,000 , and I urgently suggest that some adequate ncasurcs bo adopted \by which a mllltarj orco can bo sent to that territory , If need > c , to guard persons and property. In n. re mote country where there arc no laws , and the territory very cxtcmlvo , there Is great danger that there may be much lawlessness and need of a restraining force , and 1 there- ere hope that largo powers may be granted ho executive , to provide as far as possible for any emergency Mat may arise. On tiio 20th day of September Lieutenant Colonel Randall ot the Eighth Infantry , with wo officers and twenty-five men , accompanied iy a surgeon and three assistants , were sent to St. Michael to establish a peat , and for the lurposo of guarding property and preserving .ho pence. The commau'd arrived safely on ho 9th ultimo. A mlllKry reservation , with icadquartors on the Island of St. Michael , was created under orders of-tho 20th ultimo. The creating of further ) military reservations , n commani ot prudent officers , given some discretion , may best solve the problem. A } oat for transportation and patrol on the Yukon and Its tributaries will bo.essential , end authority la asked to provide one. On account of the tcrrlbio rigor of the weather , and also the Inducements for de sertion , I recommend that tno pay of the en- Istcd men serving there ! bo Increased , with ; ho hope that exttxi compensation , will be an nducement for a very high grade of men to enlist la that particular service. CAXVOT COME TO AX AQlini3.MRVr. iM fin * Keeliiriielly Tri-iity with l''runeo Delayed. WASHINGTON , Nov. 21. > There Is no Im mediate prospect of the conclusion of the reciprocity negotiations between the United States and France. Both governments have iresentcd elaborate statistics to show their respective position In any reciprocity ar rangement , but the matter has not pro gressed to the point whore an agreement cm bo foreseen. Having presented the French side of the case from every- standpoint M. Patenotro , .ho French ambassador , has now referred the question 'back ' to his government and Is awaiting Instructions. Ho had hoped to conclude the negotiations before departing o his now pest at Madrid , but this seems hardly likely , owing to the many delays which are occurring. Ho had expected to leave the latter part of this- month , but may defer his trip until the latter part of Decemocr. Mmc. Pat- cnotro will not &o until spring ; owing to the severity of an ocean trip in ] midwinter. The new French ambassador , M. Cambcn , will leave Paris December 15 , arriving hele about the first of the "new ; year. Mmc- . 2ambon will not come to this country dur- ng the first year of the ambassador' service. ' As the reciprocity question Is now before the authorities at Paris It Is likely that M. Cambon will receive personal Instructlcns and come here fully conversant with the question. , , - In the course of the negotiations an Inti mation has been made br tho'United States officials that a relaxation of the French re strictions on American meat products would be helpful In forwarding the reclprpclty agreement GI2.YUK.VI * AL11ISIIT OUIIWAV DEAU. lit ? Hurt JiiHt JU'turneiT. front ) n Kuroiu-irti. Trill. NEW YORK , Nov. 21. General Albert Ordway died at 7:15 o'clock tonight at the Hoffman house In this city. When death came the general's wife" , , his sister. Miss Emma Ordway ; Dr. Pcaso , the attending physician , and Lieutenant Very , a close friend and business assdciate , were at his bedside. General Ordway and his wife returned from Europe last Wednesday. They ensod . rooms at the Hoffman house. Next day the general was taken sick and ho continued to grow weaker and weaker until 7:15 : o'clock this evening , when he 'passed away. The general's death was doubtless hastened bj the eid and recent events In connection with his wayward daughter , Bettlna Girard. The latter , a complete wreck , was a. day or two .ago transferred to a private sanitarium from Bellevue hospital. Owing to the pleading of his wife , who had become , reconciled to her daughter. General Ordwaj , finally consented to the return of the prodigal and a reunion of the. family In Washington was arranged. General Ordway's death Is attributed by the attending physician to Jaundice and pleurisy , which developsd. from a cold con tracted In Paris. WORCESTER , Mass. , Nov. 21. Judge Thomas Leverett Nelson of the United States district court of the district of Mastachuaetts , died at 11:30 : o'clock tlila morning at his homo In this city after a long Illness , aged 70 years. SAN FRANCISCO , Nov. .21. Captain J. F. Chapman , for twenty-five years a prominent ship owner here , died this morning at his surburban residence , near , Oakland. NANTUCKET , Mass. , Nov. 21. Mrs. Eliza beth McMlllIn , wife of General W. L. Mc- Mlllln of Louisiana , died here today of heart failure. SIOUX CITY , Nov. 21. ( Special Telegram. ) Mrs. Charles Lamb died this afternoon fioml the effects of an explosion of gasoline here on Thursday. She tried to fill the tank In her stove without turning the fire out and was terribly burned. She leaves a hus band' ' and two children. SIUSLTON. Neb. . Nov. 21. ( Special. ) J. C. Hcnlan , one ot Shelton's oldest and very respected business men , died Friday evening and wan burled today. The funeral was hold from the Methodist Episcopal church , ot which the deceased was a member. The Knights of Pythias lodjco assisted In the services. Ex-Grand Chancellor Ford ot Kearney officiated at the funeral service. NEW YORK. Nov , , 21 General Albert Ordway of Washington died at the Hoffman IHoueo at 715 ; o'clock tonight. WATKIl SUri'LY M&lltljV EXIIAUSTUI ) CKlcciiM CuniliflK-a to liny AVIml They \invf line. ' ' FORT SCOTT , Kan.Nov. 21. Save for one or two artesian welli' ' this city Is without water. The eontlnucdMffortB'of ! ' twenty men , who for two days aml-nlBbfe have been dyna miting the MarmaWn river "bod for water to supply the city ] , havbt failed , and last night the water company's pump house beg - g diawlng wind and tlio e-utlro city supply was shut off , _ This eorijlltbn Is unprece dented , and unless the' men who are still at work with dycamltd .ana powder < can bring water down from ( bur miles above In a short time many mills nnd factories will bo forced to shut down. The rainfall for the IciU month or so has been too light to afford .relict. ' Ouucru of the artesian wells arp nellrfg ( 'their water and at the shutdown of the pumping works last night raised the price. COLLISION JI F.TVHK.V 31OTOH CAIlh. r Itotli Motornii-ii Arc Killed anil OIit ( > r IiiJnriMl. BALTIMORE ' , Nov./ / 21. Because K , n. Morr'lck , a motonnan In the employ of the i Baltimore & Northern railway , dleobcyed or ders , officers of that road say there was a frightful had end collision th's morning on the lino. In which Jlorrlck na * almost In stantly kllle4 acd yiljlaui F , Homer , motorman - torman on , the car which was going In the I opposite dlr-ctlon , received injuries from which he died about halt an hour later. The two conductors end the four imiwi gcrs who were In both cars we-re mart o ,1658 Injured , although'the Injuries of HOIK . are euppoied to be dangerous. Those mou. I tcrlously Injured are ; Conductor Thomas Ewlng , aged 38 , years. j CJurles Snowden. colored , aged 29 yearn. MIKLEJOIIN'S ' LONG TRIP Assistant Secretary of Wnr Returns from Tour of Inspection , VISITS THE WESTERN ARMY POSTS Well IMcnKCil ulth tlio Condition of .Aleii nnil Tlielr Siirroiindlnux At All IMni-VM He "The people through the western country are taking n. deep Interest In Iho Transmls- slppl Exposition. They Icok upon It as a western enterprise for the purpose of dis playing to the world t'.io vast riches of this section ot the country and they are feeling the keen necessity that the western states should put on exhibit ut the exposition the best they have 'In ' order to make themselves known. " ' That Is what Assistant Secretary of War Mclklcjohn eatd' ' yesterday , anj ho has had an opportunity for more than a month past to feel the pulse of the western people on the matter. He has just returned from an In spection tour ot that length ot time , which has taken In almost all the country west of the Missouri river , both to the north aud Eont'h and t.s far west as the coast. "Tho exposition Is most thoroughly adver tised throughout the west , " continued Mr. Melklejohn. "It was being talked about everywhere. I was not called upon anywhere to explain Its scop : , and all that was left for mo to do at the banquets and receptions I 'attended and among the many people I met was to put In some good words for it. " Assistant Secretary Jlelklejohn says the Wnr department will bo creditably repre sented. The display at Nashville will bo transferred to this city and efforts will bo made to materially Increase and better It. Mr. Melklejohn highly recommends Captain Ward , who has been appointed as the Wnr department representative at the exposition. Ho occupied a similar position , at the Nash ville show aud proved very satisfactory. , WHERE 'HE HAS BEEN. Assistant iHccretary iMelklcjohn has been Inspecting forts and barracks In the west since October 15. Ho went first to the De partment of ( Missouri and Inspected the Jef- f01 son barracks and the Fort Leavonworth Military school , He then came to this city and Inspected iFort Crook. This was about October 20. Ho therb went to St. Paul , head quarters of the Department ot Dakota , and Inspected Fort SnclllngMlnn. . , Fort Keogh , Mont. ; Fort Ouster and the Ouster battle giound and IFort Yello stone. Ho spout three days In Yellowstone park with a view of selecting sites for the substations to be established to protect the park from poachers. From the park the assistant secretary of war went to 'Fort ' ( Harrison and Fort Missoula - soula In Montana. He then went to Fort Vancouver , headquarters ot the Department of Columbia , and Inspected that fort and also 'Fort 'Spokane ' , Vancouver Barracks and the proposed site for a new fort nt Seattle. Ho Journej'ed to San Francisco , headquarters ot the Department of California , and In spected the Benlcla barracks and arsenal , Fort 'Presidio ' , the coast defenses at Fort Mason , the military prison on Alcatraz Island and the San Diego barracks. On this portion tion of the trip ho visited' also .Monterey . , Santa Cruz , Loa Angeles , San Pedro harbor and other points. . , As none ofthe. Jpns. In Arizona or Mexico are on the railroad , he passed them by and went to the Department of Tcxao , where ho inspected Fort Bliss at El Paso , Fort Sam Houston at San Antonio and the headquarters there and the Army and Navy hospital at Hot Springs , Ark. , which has been recently opened by executive order to the honorably discharged volunteer soldiers who served during the rebellion. Ho also inspected Fort Logan H. Roots In Arkansas and then the proposed rifle range at Arcadia , Mo. , ninety miles from Jefferson barracks - racks , and then , came to this city. The assistant secretary of war expressed himself as highly pleased with the results ojj the Inspection. Ho praises the excellent personnel of the enlisted men he saw every where , and commends the recruiting service for the care it Is displaying In selecting recruits. Fully 90 per cent of the applicants are being rejected. Secretary Melklejohn also finds that the departments are every where employing economy In the expenditure of thslr appropriations. Finally ho Is much pleased with the good sanitary condition in which ho found all the posts. WILL BUY THE RANGE. One result of the trip will bo the purchase of the new rifle range at Arcudla , Mo. Ar appropriation has already beeu made for thai purpose , but the purchase was postponed because last year when it was used by the army as a range m1 ny of the men fell slcli from malarial fever and this was reported to be caused by the unhcalthful surrounding conditions. From his examination Assistant Secretary Melklojohn has como to the con clusion that the fever was caused by forced rarches and not by any unhealthy surround ings , and will therefore recommend the pur chase. The range contains about 1,000 acres. Another result of the trip Is the abandon ment of Fort ( Juster on account of Its unsani tary 'conditions ' and surroundlags. The troops that were stationed there have been trans ferred to Forts Kcogh , Harrison and Mie- soula. Assistant Secretary Meiklejohn Intended to conclude his Inspection trin by visiting Forts Nlpbrara , Robinson and Meade In the De partment of the Platte In company with General Copplnger , but this visit will have to bo postponed , because of the necessity o his getting back to Washington before con- grecs convenes. Ho will bo In the city today and will tomorrow go to Lincoln , where hi will bo tendered a reception by the Llncoli Light Infantry of the Nebraska Natlona Guard. On the following day ho will re turn to Omaha and will stay hero untl Thursday , when ho leaves for Washington , TIIOIl.V TIUAIVIH1. . III3UI.V TOI1AY Sliitu V.'lll Have n WltiiexN \ t ( of ( ! re Summoned. NEW YORK , Nov. 21 , Martin Thorn will tomorrow bo placed on trial for the bcconi time for the murder of Guldcnsuppe , Thorn and Mrs. Nack will both appear on the stand An important witness not subpoenaed In the first trial will 'bo Constantine Kcchn , a barber , who worked 'beside ' Thorn for nearly a year. Upon his testimony the state wll bat > o Its argument that It was Thorn and noi Mrs. 'Nack ' who planned and committed the crime. Thorn's testimony > wlll bo equal to a plea of being an. accefcbory after tbo fact His part of the murder , ho will declare , was merely to aid Mrs , 'Nack ' In disposing of the ghastly remains and protecting her by silence , claiming that the woman did the murder. IMK'VGKttV CASH CO1IKS III- TODAY DefeiiHe Will I'rnliulily Axle for n Continuance. CHICAGO , Nov. 21. The Luctgert case will bo called for a Eecond trial at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning In Judge Horton'u court , The state will announce Its readi ness to go with the trial at once , but It 'a ' very probable that Attorney Phalen for the defence will ask for a continuance era a chsngo of venue , Mr. Phalen Is utlll ex amining the long record In the case am desires morn time to prepare for the trial lie has not yet decided upon his associate In the caco and may decide to conduct the defense alone , Co nun 11 n Suicide. HflLUWATEH , Okl. , Nov , 21.-Attornoy Van Martin , u former prominent lawyer uul politician , committed suicide in jal i CM while awulilng trial for embezzlenun lid foigcry. lis hud ticrn out on ball , but ran mirreuted yeatcrday , e'hargcd wltl tampering with the Jury list from whlcl twelve men to try him were to be xelucted Soon after being- placed In Jail tie took a blkj elose of morphine and was past relle when his condition became known , j THMPKHATtllin AT OMAHA , lonr. Urir. Hour , lU'ir. n n. m. . . . , io ! i 11 , in. . . . . . : ii : O n. in. . . . . . us 2 p. 111 ; t.'i 7 n. in. . . . . . us : i ii. 111 ; it : 8 II. ill l -I ii. ill. . . . . . ! IU n. m : to r ii. in ate o n. in. . . . . . ; H it p. in. . . . . . n\ t n. in : ti : T 11. ni : u - nt : tt : s p. in u.s II p. in M CnlilVive : \orlliweNt. . CHICAGO , Nov. 21. There was a general all In temperature ot from 18 to SO de grees throughout the northwest today. A rep of 20 degrees to 40 above was experi enced In this city. Havre , Mont. , aud Medl- Ino Hnt , N. W. T. , carried off the honors , ho thermometer at both points registering 0 drgrcea below zero. The cold wave Is novlng rapidly eastward and will probably ic fo'.Ioncd by sleet and snow. I'tlllMG I.M'ICIIKST IS niVIDKI ) . Spaniard * Think of Weyli-r mid Autonomy for Culm. Copyright , 15 ! > 7 , by 1'rrra PulOlxhlnjr Company. ) MADRID , Nov. 21. ( New York World Cablegram Special Telegram. ) Public in- crest Is about equally divided between the sensational preparations for the reception ot General Weyler at Barcelona and the In- creating opposition of the protectionists and other adversaries of the Sag.ista govern ment to conceding to Cuba autonomy In tariff natters.1. NcgoMntlons for the pacification of the 'hlllpplno Islando began eomo weeks ago. It s asserted in the military clubs. At first ho Insurgent leaders wanted , In addition to good terms for themselves and their follow ers , promise * of reforms In the colonial gov ernment and the religious Institutions ot the stands. It was Intimated to the chiefs that he Spanish liberal government would re organize the colonial sjstem , but could not nako any agreement to do so with the rebels n arms. The negotiations continued with some of the chiefs because earne of the others refused lo consider the struggle lopcless. At last , about the middle of No vember , the Influence of Aguln-Udo pre vailed and the rebels offered to surrender all heir firearms and make public submission it places appointed by the authorities on condition that the rank and file be allowed o return to their homes unmolested and re cover their confiscated property , the leaders o be liberally provided with means to go and live abroad It the authorities should ol > - ect to their remaining In the colony. The ; ovcrnor general was authorized to consent o these terms If all the chiefs and the rebel lands would adhere to them. ARTHUR E. HOUGHTON. MUTINY IX SOUIIAXKSI3 FOKCI3S. Four Oilleers ml KITI re it SoliUorN Killed In ( lie AUnclc. ZANZIBAR , South Africa , Nov. 21. Par ticulars have reached hero of a revolt among the Soudanese troops In Major McDonald's expedition In the lake country south of the equatorial provinces. It appears that the expedition was advancing into the interior from the Uganda country for a point as to which information Is wanting. On October 19 last the mutineers , assisted by 150 Mohammedan tribesmen , at licked the camp at Usoga. In the fierce fighting that followed Lieutenant Fielding. Major Thur- Eton , Launch Engineer Scott , Civil Officer Wilton and fifteen soldiers were killed. The wounded numbered thirty. Including Captain MacPherson and Chief Civil Officer Jackson , The mutlncrs were finally defeated , after Using 100' killed and wounded. Majpr .MacDonald . has been Joined by the Usoga native army , and It is hoped thai ho will be able td quell the mutiny in ri few weeks. A detachment of Indian troops from Mobasa will stlrt immediately to rein force Major MacDonald. Kl'IlTIllOH ' UIOTI.VC IM Al'STKIA. I'oliee Charge nil ( lie Molt and Kill One .Mi-n. VIENNA , Nov. 21 The hostility between the Christian socialists and the social demo crats , which exists In all parts of Austria and frequently leads to sharp collisions be tween the rival partisans , has resulted In serious rioting at Gratz , the capital city of Styria , and the seat of Important cotton and woolen manufactories. While the Christian socialists were holding a meeting there to day the social democrats forced their way In , broke up the meeting and pelted the ChristIan - Ian socialists with beer g'asses. Some of the Invaders threw cha'ra end several of the Christian socialists were badly hurt. The promoters of the meeting rushed from the hall and the disturbances were continued on the street outside. The police and military were summoned but were stoned by the rioters. They then charged the mob with fixed bayonets , klll- 'ng one person and wounding many. Ten of the ringleaders have been arrested. Five policemen were badly hurt. UXAIII.I'7 TO 1.OCATI3 I'UOK. AX i lo Jlexene ( he Aeronaut ItediniH Km ] > ly-Iatided. TROMSOE , Tromsoo Island , Norway , Nov. 21. The steamer Victoria , which was fitted out by the governor of Tromeoe , under In- structlc-LiB from King Oscar , to search for Prof. Andree , the missing aeronaut , and which left here November B , has returned from Spltzbergon , It brings no news as to the whereabouts or movements of Prof. An- dreo , although exploring parties landed ten times at various points In Danmands Islands. The Victoria WES provisioned for eight monthi and carried a crow of fifteen men , Paul Bjocrvlg , the explorer , was one of the company , VI3IIIHCT IS I3.V1M3CT13I1 TODAY. Trial of Arro.io l.ynelierH COIIII < N lo mi r.nd. CITY OF MEXICO , Nov. 21. The trial ot policemen and officials of pollco who took an active part In the killing of Arroyo , the would-be assassin of President Diaz , draws to a close and the verdict la expected to morrow. CladHtone In IIU I'MIIII ' ! Ileillli. : LONDON , Nov , 21. A dUpatch from Ha- warden says Mr. Gladstone , concerning whnfie health an alarming rumor was widely circulated hero yesterday , Is in hta usual health and this morning walked to and fro between the castle and the village church where he attended service , I'enee Kel llN In MONTEVIDEO , Nov , 21. The public la re. covering from the effects of the prci'.c ' thai followed the announcement last Friday o : the arrest of Dr. Herrera y Obea by Pres ident CuCEtas and the latter's as'sumptlo'i ' aiming at his overthrow by force. The clt > Is tranquil , HHTTIiHMHXT Ol * A IMMII.V KljUl ) Two HrollierN on a Side , Knur ( IIIIN Four Dead. MANUBVILLC , La , , Nov , 21. Bayou Ls combe , a small settlement eleven miles COB of hero , has beep the ecene of a terrible tragedy. Nowa has just been received hereof of a desperate fight between Arthur and Ed ward Jolle on one side and Laurance am Edward Cousin on the other , which re sulted In the killing of all the parties con cerned , Ehotgiirs and pistols were the ucapoiiB ttiied. The cause of the difficulty 's attributed to an old family feud. On ac count of the remoteness of the place urn lack of the ordinary means of communica tion the details are necessarily very meager MoveiuentN mf ( leenn Vexaelx , Vov. Ul At Huvre Arrived Ui Brctugne , from New York. At Qutcnstown-giillcel-Ktrurla ( from Liverpool ) , for New York. At New York Arrived La Champagne- from Havre. Balled American , for Am Hterdum. At Movllle Balled Furnevula. from Qlus , for New York. , i ( | ENGLAND FAVORS IT Indorses the Proposed Commission for Settlement of International Questions S NOT JEA LOUS OF THE UNITED STATES frusta to Canadian Loyalty to Protect Great Britain's Interests , VANTS IRRITATING QUESTIONS SETTLED ifany Subjects at Issio in Which it ia Not Concerned. CARES ONLY FOR WELFARE OF COLONIES > lxpoxed In I.oolc lliiou the Commls- Mluit KM Source of ( ireat Ooo(3 to Knch of the Three | , CoiititrloH. , WASHINGTON , Nov. 21. There Is good eason to believe that the British government vlll vlow with favor the formation of a com- ulsslon to clear up vexatious questions bo- wccn the United States and Canada. The attitude will be Important In the cousumma- lon ot the commission plan , for the best efforts of the United Statevi and Canada toward a general settlement could como to naught unless the Imperial government np- woved the efforts and stood ready < to glvo hem ofilclal execution In the form of a treaty. At first the ehnrp differences aroused > y the recent Bering sea meeting ed to the belief that Great Brit ain might stand la the way of < a commission which would discuss , among other questions , such Imperial subjects oa ho tariff. England lias been tenacious In loldlng the advantages secured by Canada's > rcforentlal British tariff , and It was thought the colonial otllco at London would not view vllh favor any movement by a commission vulch would disturb this peaceful prcfercn- lal tariff. ANXIOUS FOR SETTLEMENT. It appears , however , that the British au- horltles are sincerely ztixlouS to close up ho various Irritating questions which have eng existed between Canada and the United States through the medium of a commissioner or otherwise , and that no Idea Is entertained ' that when the commission dealt with th'o mperlal subject ot the tariff It would Involve any disturbances of the Brltlsh-Canadlaa tariff relations. There are eald to bo many articles , such as coal and fish , which are not exchanged between Great Britain and Can ada. On such articles , therefore , any recip rocal arrangement between the United States und Catiada would have no Influence In Brlt- sh trade with Canada. The home government Is said to bo fully conscious of the advantages which Canada , may secure In the extensive American mar ket lying along KB barders , and there Is un derstood to be every desire to aid Canada la the enjoyment ot reciprocal trade with tlila couotry. RECIPROCITY IN OTHER DIRECTIONS. Already the British ambassador has boon authorized from London to begin negotia tions for rociprocty tieatles between tho. United States and the BritlfhVost Indlaa colonies. This Is cited to show the favor whichtho , London authorities exhibit toward securing the best reciprocal advantages for British colonies. It is bald the same view- would prevail as to Canadian reciprocity. In any event , the work of a commission would be preliminary only , and It would remain for the British government to glvo It effect by formal treaty. The subjects other than the tariff , such as border Immigration , fishing In the great lakes , etc. , are not of an Imperial character and concern only the United States anil Canada. In these It is said that Great Brit ain has no Interest whatever , except to sco them settled on terms satisfactory to Can ada. The lake fisheries have been a prolific source of trouble. It Is claimed that lha fish of the likei. particularly white fish , are being exterminated by the lax laws ot some of the states bordering on the lakes , I lie destruction of thu fish Is said to bu analogous to the destruction of the tealn In Bering sea , and one of the subjects which Canada would urge before the commission would bo the protection of the flaherlcn In the lakes. SATISFIED WITH RESULTS. Prof. D'Arcy Thompson , the British seal expert , hav.'nt ; concluded his labors loft to day for Toronto , Intending to reach New York In time to take the Lucanla for Liver pool later In the week. His trip to Canada iu personal and has no connection with pend'ng Bering sea negotiations. Prof. Thompson expresses himself na we ! ! pleased with tho-rocent meeting of experts and with the results arrived at , Slnco the expert agreement was reached a protocol lisa been signed by Mr. Hamlln , chairman of the expert meeting , and' by the secretaries , Mr. Vonn'ng In behalf of Can ada , and Mr , Clark In behalf of the United SMtcs. This protocol oUs forth the circum stances under which the meeting was hold , with the minutes of the proceedings and to some extent aide In the Interpretation of tbo agreement by showing all the circumstances leading up to It. Sir Julian Pauncofote , the British ambas sador , lies been confined to his room for the last two weeks with a return of h ! old allmont of rheuniatcm ! , It prevented his at- tcnftiDcc at the Bering nca meetings and In this end all other affairs ot the embassy Mr. Adam , first secretary , has been In charge. In the meantime such questions as inclproclty with the British West Indies , the general arbitration treaty , etc , , have toeon lu abeyance , but they are likely to como up for dlEcuFHlcm with the authorities hero as soon as Sir Julian ! o fully recovered , I'I < A.V.S KOIl fiOVKimiK.VJ' KXIIIIUT. Oinalia May IC\ | > eel Somvlliliiff Very l'"lne nl KM .SluMr. j WASHINGTON. Nov. 21. ( Special. ) The government proposes to give an exhibit at Omaha second to none heretofore mfldo. Tbo members of the government branl , who had largo control .of the Nashvlllo exhibit , have learned a great man ) things during their sojourn at NashvllU * which will be of Incal culable benefit to the government exhibit at Omaha. They re-cosnlzo the Importance ot enlarging the exhibit In many partlculira and In curtailing others , and the experience gained at Nashville v , 111 prove of vast benefit to the government f''tnv at the Transmlo- sUilppI Exposltl n. Til a SmlthEonliii Insti tution and the Nation 1 museum are already actively engaged In making a Hut of their exhibits for shipment to Omoha. The manner of packing exhibits and ar ranging them for exhibition In vogue at the National museum Is a most complete one- 11 nd Is the result of Ions experience and work on this subject. The boxes In which the objects Intended f r exhibition arp ar ranged are ot a standard measurement , thirty by twenty-four Incher. They can bo used to enclose the articles and then brought Into requisition an tables , or used In a number of different wuya. The rapidity with which , under trolned ousUtantH , work can be carried on was exemplified at the Nashvlllo exposition. The display of woman' * handiwork , embracing the coarsest pottery , as well an tbo flncvt laces , wan packed la the cases roidy for shipment to Washington In two or three hours after the exposition cloned. This Is also true of the other de partment * , end the deftncua and speed la which government exhibits can bo assembled wus almost ox much of a wonder to tb Nashville people ut the exhibits themaolvM.