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LADRONE8 AGAIN ACTIVE WITH
A GANG OF OUTLAWS KILL
President of a Town Hat His Head
Cut Off and His Wife Slashed
Charges that Were Preferred
Against the Victims.
MANILA. A portion of a gang of
Ladrones, operating on the Island of
Dlllrlan, north of Leyte, where they
committed various outrages, crossed
oyer to the island of Leyte last Wed
nesday and entered n small town near
Carlgara. Hero they captured and be
headed the president of tho town,
murdered his wife, whom they slashed
with boloa, and abducted tho presi
dent's children. Tho motive of this
crlmo Is said to have been tho pres
ident's friendliness with the Ameri
cans. Ladrones are again active in the
provinces of Rlzal and Bulucan, Lu
zon. Members of the native constab
ulary engaged these bandits twice dur
ing the past week at points clase to
Manila, and succeeded In killing a
number of them. The constabulary is
capable of suppressing these Ladrones.
Reports received hero indicate that
the situation on the Island of Salar is
better than has been recently reported.
A number of Olos Dlos, or religious
fanatics, are still operating there, but
officials reports that the Samar police
are able to handle the situation.
The body of a native woman, who
was attended at her death by priests of
the Catholic church of the Philippines,
was refused interment Sunday at the
Paco cemetery, which is owned by the
Roman Catholic church. There was a
scene at the cemetery and tho police
were called in to maintain order.
In retaliation for this refusal of In
terment "Bishop" Agllclpa and other
leaders of the Schismatic movement
aro discussing a plan to appeal to the
courts to obtain possession of certain
churches and other property In the
This Independent church movement
is being watched closely in govern
ment and political circles. The extent
of the defection of tho native clergy
and their lay adherents from the
church of Rome Is not known, but it
Is claimed that a majority of the na
tive clergy sympathize with the move
THE IRRIGATION WORK.
What a Colorado Millionaire Has to
WASHINGTON. Thomas F. Walsh,
the Colorado millionaire who presided
over the sessions of the irrigation
congress, recently held in Denver, ex
pressed himself Sunday as being well
satisfied with the results accomplished
at the convention. Mr. Walsh wild
tho ideas carefully outlined by his as
nssoclation will endeavor to afford
with the plans of the geological sur
vey, in whose hands tho administra
tion of the irrigation bill rests.
"You must understand," said Mr.
.Walsh, "that the National Irrigation
association expects to accomplish Its
greatest work in the moral influence
with which it will endeavor to sur
round the settlers who shall make
homes for themselves in the hitherto
great arid west. Working in hearty
co-operation with tho government the
association will endeavor to afford
settlers the benefit of all the scientific
knowledge it possesses, in relieving
them, so far ao it is possible, of tho
obstacles which will confront them at
Mr. Walsh explained that It will be
the aim of the association to arrange
the settlements in small towns and
villages and prevent if possible the
isolation of farm life as it is usually
found In the west.
"With the settlers gathered together
In communities," he continued, "it
necessarily follows that they will en
Joy the benefits of social intercourse,
good roads, schools, sanitation and
many of the advantages of city life
added to the healthful freedom of the
Come to Be Educated.
VICTORIA, B. C An Imperial de- I
crce Issued by the Chinese government
provides for the dispatch of a num
ber of Chinese students to the seats
of learning in tho United States for
educational purposes. The students
will be sent at government expense
to take post graduate courses and
upon their return those successful in
examinations will be appointed to gov
8tops at Cedar Mountain.
BRANDY STATION, Va. President
Roosevelt passod several hours Sun
day afternoon on the battlefield of
Cedar mountain. Accompanied by
Secretary Root, Secretary Cortelyou
and Dr. Rlxey, the president drove to
the site of tho sanguinary struggle
and there received from an eye wit
ass and participant an account of the
RUSH TO GET IDAHO GOLD.
Rich Discovery In Black Hornet Dis
trict the Cause of 8tampede.
BOISE, Idnho A remarkably rich
discovery of gold in tho Black Hornet
district has caused a stampedo com
parablo to tho mining rushes of tho
early days. Knowlcdgo of tho dis
covery got out Sunday evening and
men started out at onco to secure
claims. They kept going oil night and
on Monday Boveral hundred visited
A hitherto unknown vein has been
found about a mile and a halt from
tho Black Hornet vein. Tho mlno was
a blind lead and was opened in doing
somo work on property on another
voln. It shows seven feet wide.
On tho hanging wall is a streak of
talc that Is very rich; next Hob four
teen inches of ore, showing groat
quantities of gold. It is variously es
timated to bo worth from $5,000 to
$10,000 a ton.
MORGAN SCHEME IS KILLED.
House of Parliament Refuses to Re
vive His Tube Bill.
LONDON Tho House of Commons
Wednesday refused to allow tho Mor
gan tuho bill to be revived. Mr.
Yerkcs was denounced during tho de
bate for his "dishonorable transac
tions" and "dirty methods," but it was
held that the trouble was all in ono
family, anyway. Tho disputes prom
ise to involvo Londoners In the thorny
problem of whether tho county council
or private .speculators. shall supply lo
Works to Save Pensions.
WASHINGTON General Robert St.
Georgo Dryenforth, commander-in-chief
of tho Union Veterans' union,
has Issued nn appeal to union veter
ans of tho civil war to organize into
a brotherhood for mutual protection.
He says eligibility to membership is
now extended to every honorably dis
charged union veteran of good record.
"By taking an active interest in tho
affairs of tho present," he continu
es, "the veteran will not only com
mand recognition as an American citi
zen, but draw attention to tho im
portance of according him reward for
his incomparably great sacrifices to
our beloved country."
Jessup Accepts Chinese Job.
WASHINGTON Alfred B. JeBSup
of New York, now head of tho test
laboratory in the supervising archi
tect's office of the treasury depart
ment, haB accepted tho position of
chief assayer of the Chinese mint at
Tien Tsin, China. The designation
for the place was mudo through the
intermediary of Minister Conger, at
tho request of tho Chinese govern
ment Mr. JesBup Is a graduate of tho
Lehigh university and of the School
of Mines at Freiburg, Germany.
Calls Porto Rico Foreign.
NEW YORK Action has been com
menced against George R. Bidwell, for
mer collector of the port, on behalf of
Levi Bloomenstell and company, to
bacco importers of this city. They
complain that defendant assessed duty
on tobacco and cigars from Porto Rico
and compelled them to pay $2,028.
They contended that the assessment
was a violation of tho constitution,
which provides that all goods not com
ing from a foreign port should be ad
mitted duty free.
Havana's Qrood Health.
HAVANA. Dr. Flnley, chief of the
sanitation department, commenting
upon the health conditions of Havana
during the month of September, says
the death rate was 17.86 per 1,000. With
tho end of September a full year was
completed since a case of yellow fever
originated in this city. This Is an
event which stands unparalleled in the
memory of the oldest physician who
has practiced here.
Boundary Monuments Found.
SEATTLE, Wash. Advices were
received from Juneau, on the steamer
Dolphin, that the missing Russian
boundary monuments, which have
been so energetically searched for by
Lieutenant Emmons for the lost two
seasons, had been discovered by a
prospector of tho Porcupine district
Philippine Cholera Grows.
MANILA The cholera Is gaining a
strong foothold on the island of Min
danao. It Is expected to spread there
as elsewhere In the Islands. The dis
ease continues bad in the province
of Mo, island of Panay, but is light
elsewhere. It has disappeared from
Manila. The cases reported exceed
Break World's Record.
NEW YORK James S. Mitchell of
the Harlem Rowing club and M. J.
Sheridan of the Pastlmo Athletic club
broke the fifty-six pound weight and
discus-throwing world's records, re
spectively, at the Star Atheltic club's
game in Lony Island City.
Some men remain bachelors because
they are unable to cbooso between
beauty and Intellect
THE CUBAN WANT
8AY RECIPROCITY WOULD HELP
OBJECT TO COALING STATION
Minister Quesada 8ays that Havana
Will Never Be Given Up and He
Sees No Reason Why United States
Should Want Clenfuegos, Either.
WASHINGTON. Senor Quesada,
Cuban minister to the United States,
In commenting on the negotiations now
being conducted for a commercial
treaty between Cuba and this country,
said on Friday:
"Tho reciprocity treaty Is a puroly
commercial convention and has abso
lutely nothing to do with tho Piatt
amendment Tho Cuban government
has been studying tho draft of tho
treaty submitted by Mr. Hay, and has
boon consulting tho different interests
in tho island and the custom houso re
ceipts, and In duo timo will return
it with observations, suggested and
modifications. It has boon shown by
past experience, during tho reciprocity
arrangement under Mr. Blaine, that
commerce between tho two countries
materially increased, and it is expected
that under any other reciprocal ar
rangement, trade will be still greater
than it was ten years ago, at which
timo It reached upward of $100,000,
000." Ho said the best of feeling existed
between Cubans and Americans and
found the proof in the fact that every
steamer arriving at Cuban ports
brought a great great many- American
investors, who not only were putting
money In tho island, but were estab
lishing more themselves.
Ho spoke of the popularity of Mr.
Squlcrs and the gratitude of tho Cu
bans to the United States for services
When asked regarding tho proposed
coaling stations in Cuba, he said four
days before President McKinley was
shot he had, at the instanco of Estrada
Palma, gone to Canton aud secured a
solemn promise that while he was pres
ident, Mr. McKinley would not give his
consent to the establishment of a naval
station at Havana, and that President
Roosevelt knew of the promise.
Continuing, he said President Palma
would never have gone to Havana, tho
Cuban capital, where a diplomatic
corps was established, while a foreign
flag was flying over the city.
Ho could not seo the necessity for a
coaling station at Clenfuegos, which
had been recommended by Admiral
Bradford, chief of the bureau of equip
ment, in view of Its proximity to Guan
tnnamo, which also was recommended
as a coaling station.
MUSTERING OUT GUARDSMEN.
Tecumseh Company Has Lost Interest
In Soldier Life.
LINCOLN Adjutant General L. W.
Colby has Issued an order mustering
out Company I, Second regiment, Ne
braska National guard, stationed at
Tecumseh. Captain Bennett, now
bookkeeper in the state auditor's of
fice, resigned several months ago.
Captain William H. Ray resigned last
week, leaving the company in com
mand in company of First Lieutenant
Clarence A. Kessler. Tho company
was ordered to elect a new captain
and did try to do so, but no one could
be found who would accept the office.
The company has been going down
ever since the last encampment' and
General Colby decided to muster it out.
BRYAN 18 IN TRAIN WRECK.
Uninjured and Continues Journey In
CRIPPLE CREEK Tho Bryan spe
cial crashed into tho caboose of a
I' eight train at Arena, in Brown can
yon, fifteen miles above Leadville, at
11:10 Tuesday. Tho special remain
ed on the track, but the caboose was
derailed and three people saved their
lives by Jumping. Mr. Bryan was un
injured. He and bis party were put
Into an empty Swift refrigerator car
and drawn by a freight engine to
Lathrop, Beven miles away. There a
chair car was taken from a siding and
attached to the engine and run to
Buena Vista and Leadville.
Mrs. Cady Stanton Dies.
NEW YORK Elizabeth Cady Stan
ton, the well known woman suffragist,
died Sunday at her home in West
Ninety-fourth street, aged 87. Old
age was given as the cause. She was
conscious almost to the last About a
week ago Mrs. Stanton began to fail
rapidly. This became moro noticeable
lato in tho week, and it was apparent
that her death was a question of only
a few days or hours.
Talk Union Pacific 8trlke.
NEW YORK Tho directors of the
Union Pacific met here Thursday and
diBcussed tho demands of the train
men who have threatened to strike.
No decision was made public.
TREATY OF CUBA.
Belief that it Will Be Ready for Next
WASHINGTON. Tub fact recorded
in tho news dispatches from Havana
Tuesday thnt President Pnlma hns re
turned to Washington tho draft of tho
reciprocity treaty without his approval
has not shaken tho belief of tho offi
cials hero that they will havo a treaty
ready to submit to congress by tho
date of its next meeting.
As soon as Mr, Quesada, tho Cuban
minister here, receives the document
ho will submit it to Secretary Hay.
Negotiations will then be continued on
tho basis of tho original draft Gen
erally stated, tho Cuban objections
aro baBed on a belief that tho United
States haB demanded unduo conces
sions in tho remissions of duties on
United States products entering Cuba
ranging all the way from 10 per cent
to 80 per cent in return for a 20 per
cent cut on Cuban sugar and tobacco
coming Into tho United States.
As tho difference is one strictly of
figures and not of prlnclplo It is tho
opinion at tho Stato department that
it can be settled amicably. If not,
and tho Cuban government insists
upon terms that tho Stato departmont
cuuuot grant, thu two countries will
simply drift along without any trade
treaty of any kind. As Cuba will un
doubtedly bo the principal sufferer, it
is expected hero that it will bo tho
first to matte another advanco toward
There has been an important chango
in tho program respecting the whole
fabric of Cuban treaties. It had been
originally intended to perfect a reci
procity treaty beforo undertaking td
deal with other relations that must
be defined by treaty. As it Is now
seen that the subject of reciprocity
Is one that will requiro considerable
time for its disposition, the govern
ment hero Is about to undertako ne
gotiations looking to the arrangement
of an extradition treaty, which is very
much needed, inasmuch as Cuba
threatens to become a sink hole for
Also tho navy is pressing for tho
coaling stations promised under tho
terms of the Piatt amendment. There
fore tho Cuban government wllll bo at
once invited to open negotiations on
this point It is not expected that
this can bo dono without somo friction,
becauso there has been a growing de
clination on tho part of the Cubans
to the idea of surrendering coal sta
tions to the United Stales.
LOUBET COPIES RQ08EVELT.
French President Tries to Settle the
PARIS. President Loubot is now in
terming himself in tho attempt to end
tho miners' strike. On Friday ho hold
nn extended conference with M. Vin
cent, prefect of tho department of Du
Nerd, who has been acting as inter
mediary botwpen the strikers and the
mine owners in that department. Tho
mine owners havo given tho prefect
the names of four persons who are to
represent them in a conference with
an equal number of strikers. In a
semi-official statement President Lou
bet expresses hope for an early settle
ment of the strike and declares that
this would be a political accomplish
ment beyond precedent
GIRDLE AROUND THE GLOBE.
Last Section of British Imperial Pa
cific Cable is Laid.
LONDON. The last section of tho
British Imperial Pacific cable was laid
at th Fiji Island Friday. A congrat
ulatory message to King Edward
reached Buckingham palace next morn
ing, being tho first message sent over
the line which links the British empire
Great importance Is attached hero to
the coming opening of tho all-British
Tho completion of tho lino brings
into being for the first time a British
telegraphic girdle around tho globe.
The cable Is f,900 miles In length.
The' Vancouver-Fanning portion is the
longest without a break in the world.
NEW LINE TO TAP WE8T.
Northwestern Will Go to Coast with
Branch to Salt Lake.
BUTTE, Mont. Advices from St
Anthonq, Idaho, Bay the Chicago &
Northwestern has completed prelim
inary surveys for tho extension of the1
lines of the Fremont, Elkhorn & Mis
souri Valley from Casper, Wyo., to
It is understood the construction of
tho extension will bo begun in the"
spring. It Is believed to be tho inten
tion of tho Northwestern to push on
from St Anthony to the northwest
coast, touching at Portland and other
cities. A line to Salt Lake City Is also
among tho possibilities.
Scents More Corruption.
ST. LOUIS Attorney Folk will in
vestigate charges that there has been
false registration in somo of the
wards. All cases will be taken befort
the grand jury.
GIGANTIC MERGER WITH MIL.
LI0N8 OF CAPITAL.
PACKERS WILL ORGANIZE FIRST
Afterward the Same Firms Will
Amalgamate the Yards In Omaha,
Kansas City, Chicago, St. Joseph,
St Louis and Other Places.
CHICAGO Tho Record-Herald on
Friday says: Two big consolidations
aro planned by beef interests. Tho
packers will combine first and then
effect a merger of ail tho stock yards
in tho country.
With tho exception of tho Chicago
stock yards, which aro controlled In
Boston, all tho proportloa Involved
are owned and controlled by tho own
ers of the principal beet packing in
terests. v Tho different yards that will prob
ably bo Included In tho deal, asldo
from tho Chicago yardB, aa thoso at
South Omaha, Kansas City, East Bt
Louis, St. Josoph, Fort Worth and
Tho Armour interest is probably
tho largest in the Kansas City yards.
Tho Armours, Swift and Morris con
trol the East St Louis yards, the
Swifts own tho St Josoph yards, tho
Armours and Swifts own tho Fort
Worth yards, tho Armours, SwlftB and
Cudahys control tho Omaha yards and
the Swifts control at Sioux City.
While tho control of tho Chicago
yards Is held In Boston, tho Chicago
packorB have largo holdings of tho
stock also and their recommendations
would undoubtedly have great weight
with tho eastern capitalists.
The plan for consolidating tho vari
ous stock yards has -.tot progressed
as yet to a point where tho amount
of stock required has beon more than
discussed. It would undoubtedly run
well to $100,000,000, exclusivo of
tho amount required for tho packing
companies' combination, which is said
to bo $500,000,000.
President Proclaims November 27 ?
WASHINGTON. President Roose
velt on Wednesday issued his procla
mation designating Thursday, Novem
ber 27, as a day of thanksgiving. Tho
proclamation Is as follows:
According to the yearly custom of
pur people It falls upon tho president
at this season to appoint a day of fes
tival and thanksgiving to God.
Over a century and a quarter has
passed slnco this country took its
placo among tho nations of the earth
and during that time we have had
on tho whole moro to be thankful for
than has fullch to the lot of any other
Generation after generation has
grown to manhood, and passed
away. Each has had to bear its
peculiar burdens, each to faco its
special crisis, and each has known'
years of grim trial, when tho
country was menaced by malice,
domestic or foreign levy, when tho
band of tho Lord was heavy upon it in
drouth or flood pestilence, when in
bodily distress and anguish of soul
it pad tho penalty of folly and a
Nevertheless, decade by decade, we
have struggled onward and upward;
wo now abundantly enjoy material well
being, and under tho favor of the Most
High we are striving earnestly to
achieve moral and spiritual uplifting.
Tho year that has just closed has
been ono of peace and of overflowing
plonty. Rarely has any people enjoyed
greater prosperity than we are now en
Joying, For this we render heartfelt
and solemn thanks to the Giver of
Good, and we seek to praise Him not
by words only, but by deeds, by the
way In which we do our duty to our
selves and to our fellow men.
Now, therefore, I, Theodore Roose
velt, president of tho United States, do
hereby designate as a day of general
thanksgiving, Thursday, the 27th of
the coming November, and do recom
mend that throughout the land the
people ceaBo from their ordinary occu
pations and In their several homes and
places of worship render thanks unto
Almighty God for the manifold bless
ings of the last year.
In witness whereof I havo hereunto
set my band and caused the seal of
the United States to be affixed.
Done at the city of Washington this
29th day of October, in the year of our
Lord 1902, and of tho independence
of tho United States the 127th.
By tho President:
(Seal.) Secretary of State.
Cholera Epidemic Decreasing.
' ST. PETERSBURG Cholera is de
creasing in tho Amur districts and in
all other infected districts. There
has been only one fatal caiie of sus
pected plague at Odessa Bince October
VISIT THE COAL MINES.
Arbitration Commission Begins Tour)
to Examine Anthracite Region.
SCRANTON, Pa. Tho sevon com
missioners appointed by President
Roosovelt to adjust tho difference
existing between tho anthracito mine
workers and their employes on Thurs
day mado a tour of the oxtremo upper
coal field and saw ovcry step takes
In the production of coal from the
timo It Is blasted to tho point where
it is sent to market
Tho arbitrators had an interest!
day and returned to their hotel at
night, grimy from coal dust apd tired
aftor eight busy hours, Thoy had
to onduro many discomforts, making
their way through wot places la the
mines, almost crawling aloag soma of
tho gangways and passing through
clouds of coal dust in the. breakers.
Notwithstanding this their eageraeM
for information was. sot diminished
and thoy expect to put In another
hard day's work In the same aaaaer.
"Every suit that has beea brought,"
he Bald, "has been successful under
this section." Ho Bald ho would car
trusts, not destroy them.
The tariff will havo to be revived,
he said, again and again and arala.
In conclusion Senator Hoar dis
cussed strikes, saying that to htm, it
capital combined he could not see
why labor could not also combine.
"I believe tho sympathy of all true
Americans," he said, "1b on tho site
of labor and its attempt to bettor 1U
condition. Capital and wealth will la
tho end tako care of themselves."
EVILS OF TRUSTS.
Eight of Them Named by Hear ef
BOSTON. Senator Hoar, Breaking
here Monday night, said:
Tho evils of the trust are:
First Destruction of competition.
Second Tho management of Indus
tries by absent capital.
Third Destruction of local publioi
Fourth Fraudulent capitalization.
Sixth Management for tho private
benefit of tho officers.
Seventh Tho power to corrupt elec
tions and in somo cases to corrupt
Eighth Indifference to public sent
If tho first, fourth and fifth can be
cured .the euro of others, in my opin
ion, will follow.
Now, is it not tho duty of wis
statesmanship to go slowly and care
fully In this matter so that we cure
or prevent the evil without sacrificing
what is good?
Senator Hoar then reviewed the
Sherman nntl-trust laws, and claimed
that he himself had inserted in the
bill tho section declaring any combin
ation or trust which restricts trade
to bo illegal.
ARIZONA SEEKS STATEHOOD.
Governor Brodle Flies His Shewing
at National Capital.
WASHINGTON Governor Brodle
bf Arizona, In his usual report, renews
tho plea for statehood and makes the
Under tho Leland-Hansbrough act
the claims of Arizona for government
aid In Irrigation to bo fully carried
out and extended so as to Inaugurate
in tho territory the first of the great
irrigation systems under that action,
action to rejuvenate the depleted for
est area; increases In school facili
ties; in tho salary of the governor;)
of the appropriation for the ArizonsJ
national guard; appropriation to im
prove tho Colorado river and construct
a Ieveo from Yuma to the Mexicam
lino; to prevent tho overflow of cul
tivated land by tho annual freshets;
and appropriations for purchasing
sites and erectlngs in Arizona. Th
governor places the total taxable prop
erty of the territory at $39,083,178.
AMERICA ANSWERS COLOMBIA
Deals with Question of Sovereignty
WASHINGTON It was learaed
Tuesday that a prompt answer had
been made to tho latest Colombian
note respecting tho Panama canal
treaty which was transmitted on Mon
day. Ita nature was not divulged, but
tho presumption is that it deals el
moat entirely with Colombia's repre
sentations regarding the sovereignty
of tho isthmus. Tho Colombians feel
their rights have been seriously la
vaded by the acts of Commanded
McLean and Admiral Casey in pre!
venting tho prompt movement of
troops across tho railroad. The state!
departmont is anxious that a speedy
settlement bo renched in order to fa
cilltate the completion of tho Panama
Kruger Wants to Go Home.
BRUSSELS It is asserted here
that Mr. Kruger has abandoned hi
Irreconcilable attitude and lnteads to
seek permission to return to Soatfc
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