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VOL. 21. NO. 41,
PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1901.
81.00 PER YEAR.
BOYD COMES IN LITE
Hawkes Bow Bays Judge Eeceived Stock
for Use of Name.
SEARING LAST UNTIL NOVEMBER 21
.Adjournment Taken la Helstand Inves
tigation to Await Jackson and Harrt-
M Major Qantlou Truth of TMtl
aaonay Dissected Daring tb. Day.
WASHINGTON, Oct- 10. When the
senate committee here resumed its
bearing of the charges against Lieut.
Helstand, Major Hawkes, the prosecut
ing witness, was called to submit some
evidence in rebuttal which he desired
to present. Mr. Hawkes said that
upon his return from the Philippines
io called upon the secretary of war
and demanded to know the cause of
Judge Mackay. Hawkes' attorney, en
tered on a line of questioning intend
ed to draw the secretary of war into
the controversy, when stopped by
-Senator Cockrell, who announced that
jio such questions would be permitted,
as the secretary was not under investi
gation. W. S. Coursey, who was formerly
secretary to General Corbin, testified
that when the reply to Colonel Heis
tand's dispatch to General Otis was
received he could not connect it with
.ny message that had been sent,
finally he went to the miscellaneous
division, which was in charge of Col
onel Helstand, and the latter informed
iim it was the re!y to a private
.message he had sent.
Major Hawkes, in correcting his
testimony, had added a statement that
-Judge Boyd was not to subscribe for
hemp stock, but was to receive it for
the use of his name. This called out
several questions as to the division
of stock and Hawkes said it was un
derstood that the names of the other
parties were not to appear on the stock
books. To avoid this it was agreed
between "himself and Heistand that
$150,000 of stock was to be carried in
Senator Cockrell asked why he had
not testified to this before, as it was
& very important matter. Mr. Hawkes
said he had never Bald anything to
any of the parties about the . matter.
Under close questioning, Maj. Hawkes
admitted be had said to Judge Boyd
that he was not to pay for the stock,
""or words to that effect." He was
asked what reply Judge Boyd made
And said be answered that it was all
Tight, "or words to that effect."
Replying to questions by Senator
Cockrell. Hawkes said he had been on
"very friendly terms with Judge Boyd
and would have spared him if possible.
He added that he was much disap--pointed
in the evidence given by the
several witnesses before the commit
tee. Senator Cockrell asked him how
"he could be disappointed when he was
informed by all of them that they had
no connection with the hemp company.
Hawkes replied that he expected they
-would testify differently.
"Don't you think they have sworn
to the truth" inquired Senator Cock-
' I do not," retorted Hawkes, hotly.
M'KINLEY GN POSTAL CARDS.
Bis LlkcBcu and Nan. Will Bo Used In
Designing tbo Htw Ian..
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10. The post
master general has decided to place
Jresident McKlnley's head on the new
Issue of postal cards, which will ap
pear soon after December 1. The de
sign, as exhibited by Acting Postmas
ter Madden Includes the year of birth
and year of death immediately at the
left ind right, respectively, of the
name "McKinley." which will be di
rectly under the head. Above the head
will be the words "Series of 1901" and
above that "One Cent." The inscrip
uon "United States of America," now
appearing on the postal cards, will be
abandoned and replaced at a point
lower down, so as to leave the space
et the upper part of the card, about
one-third of the width of the card,
clear for postmarks.
Reinforcements for Samar.
MANILA. Oct. 10. General Smith
sailed from here for the relief of the
Island of Samar. He will take com
mand of Samar and Leyte, so as to
enable General Hughes to devote him
self to the Island of Cebu, where
trouble Is possible unless strong meas
ures are adopted. General Smith will
be accompanied by a battalion of the
Seventh infantry, who are anxious to
avenge the disaster of Company C, of
the Ninth Infantry.
Look Oftr ta Isalon Field.
" HARTFORD, Conn., Oct. 10. Rev.
Lyman Abbott, D. D., of New "i ork,
conducted the devotional exercises
which preceded yesterday morning's
meeting of the American Board of
Commissioners, for Foreign Missions.
The time was given up to addreses by
Seers of the board and missionaires,
the speech of the missionary and the
sermon by Henry Hopkins, D. D of
Kansas City, being the most notable
features of the session.
SUGAR TRLST MOVES AGAIN
Cats Price of th. Granulated Prodoot im
tb. Far IV M tarn Territory.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 9. Another
aggressive move has been made by the
American Sugar Refining company in
the campaign which it has begun
against the beet sugar industry. The
cut in the price of granulated sugar
to all Missouri river points, which
was announced last week, - has been
followed by a reduction In the price of
beet and cane sugar in all states from
Colorado to California. The reduc
tion was announced by the Western
Sugar Refining company and amounts
to 20 cents a hundred on beet sugar
and 12 cents a hundred on cane sugar.
Robert Oxnard, vice president of
the American Beet Sugar association,
which is opposing the trust, said:
"It is a fact that the Western Sugar
Refining company has made a decline
of 20 cents per hundred on their cane
sugars and 30 cents per hundred on
their beet sugars. This makes the
difference in their price between cane,
granulated and beet granulated 20
points instead of 10 points as hereto
fore. The cut affects all markets,
from California to Colorado, inclusive.
I know of no change in the general
sugar situation on account of it. Fur
ther than this I do not care to discuss
the matter at present."
In order to discriminate further
against beet sugar, the Western Sugar
Refining company, which is allied with
the sugar trust, has announced that
it will entertain no orders for gran
ulated sugar which call for over 50
per cent of beet sugar, of which there
is a small supply in this market.
CHARGED WITH HIGH TREASON
Former Governor of Johannesburg- Ar
raigned la Bow Btrest Court.
LONDON, Oct. 9. Dr. Krause, the
former governor of Johannesburg.
who was arrested September 2 on the
charge of high treason, was arraigned
in the extradition court at Bow 6treet
and charged with high treason and
incitement to murder. The former
charge is connected with the surren
der of Johannesburg when, according
to the public prosecutor, Dr. Krause
obtained from Lord Roberts twenty
four hours armistice on the plea that
street fighting would thereby be obvi
ated, and utilized the period in get
ting all the Boer fighers out of town
and in sending 180,600 to Pretoria-
After Dr. Krause had been paroled he
went to Europe and applied to Dr.
Leyds, the agent of the Transvaal, for
money on account of these services.
Marketing Sugar Beets.
TECUMSEH, Neb., Oct. 9. The
farmers of this vicinity who have
grown sugar beets this season
mostly for experimental purposes
are now harvesting their crops. A
number of carloads have been shipped
to the Ames factory in the past few
days and more are to follow. Herschel
Heilig is harvesting nineteen acres,
L. P. Ide six acres, A. B. Austin three
acres and other small fields. The av
erage yield is about ten tons to the
acre and the value $4 per ton. In
spite of the hot, dry weather the vege
tables did very well this season and
the outlook is that the acreage will
be considerably enlarged in Johnson
county another season.
'Wanted for Statutory Assault.
LINCOLN, Oct. 9. After a hearing
before the governor a requisition was
Issued for the return of Thomas Ar
rowsmith, who is wanted for statu
tory assault, said to have been com
mitted in Nuckolls county. The in
jured party Is one Miss Wells, and ac
cording to statements made the of
fense was committed In April, 190.
It was not reported until late the fol
lowing fall and prior to that time Ar
rowsmith had left for other parts. He
has lately been taken in custody in
Colorado and will be brought back to
Woman Slays Orchestra Leader.
SAVANNAH, Ga., Oct 9. Frank L.
Hemingway, a musician employed in a
theater orchestra, was shot and killed
today by a woman known as Clara
Stuart. The woman then sent a bul
let through her own brain. Death was
instantaneous in both cases. Jealousy
is believed to be the cause of the trag
edy. Hemingway was from South
The woman's name was Nanon Co
zier, and she was from Oswego, N. T.
Argentine Minister Received.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 9. Before the
cabinet assembled today the new Ar
gentine minister, Senor Don Martin
Garcian Merou, presented his creden
tials to the president.
Bussia Demands Stiff Price.
LONDON, Oct. 9. The Brussels cor
respondent of the Times quotes a dis
patch sent by the Constantinople rep
resentative of the Independence Beige,
which repeats the rumor that Rus
sia will intervene in the dispute" be
tween Turkey and France. The porte
is said to be willing, in exchange for
Russia's assistance in obtaining a
friendly settlement, to cede to Russia
the port of Bughas, seventy-six miles
northeast of Adrianople.
ATTACKED MORRO ISLE
Two Hundred and Fifty Liberals Assail
the Poorly Equipped Garrison.
CHARGE FROM BOTH DIRECTIONS
Canoes Enable them to Beach Remote
Point During Darkness British Ship
Bans Into Hornet's Nest After
Anchoring Beeomes a Target.
COLON, Colombia, Oct. 9. A force
of liberals, numbering at least 250, at
tacked Morro island, commanding the
entrance to the port of Tumaco, Sep
tember 24. The island had all along
been garrisoned with fewer than 100
troops, well supplied with arms, am
munition and commissary stores, in
cluding more than 150 head of cattle
and other provisions in proportion.
The landing was eCected before day
break by means of canoes. Simultan
eously the island was stormed from
the other end by liberals on the main
land. Morro island is surrounded by
shallow sandbanks and the only means
of approaching Tumaco is by the Nar
row river, which is within easy range
of the island.
The British steamer Quito, bound
from Guayaquil, Ecuador, for Panama,
and touching at ports between, an
chored off Morro island on the night
of September 26 and weighing anchor
at daybreak, started up the stream to
ward Tumaco. The liberals fired a
Bhot across its bows. Suspecting the
situation It immediately turned, but
rifle shots and one cannon continued
to be fired at it, the former striking
the boat several times and the latter
once, the ball making a hole right
through above the water mark, though
the damage in other respects was
Quito then steamed to the fartherest
point the tide would permit and again
anchored. The firing was now re
sumed, but it ceased after a few min
utes, the liberals having discovered
the imprudence of their action.
It is significant that shortly after the
Quito incident became known the Brit
ish warship Icarus left Panama for a
destination not made public, but pre
sumably Tumaco. The steamship
agents have been officially notified not
to accept freight at the port.
TREATY IS IN FREE SPIRIT.
Xelther Cncle Bam Nor John Bull Make
any Real Sacrifice.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 9. There has
been no surrender by England to the
United States in the matter of the new
Isthmathian canal treaty, according to
the best authorities here. It is said
to be equally true that the United
States has sacrificed no principle in
these negotiations. It is said that
what actually had happened is that
each side has preserved the underly
ing principle of the Clayton-Bulwer
treaty and the new convention will
provide for a waterway, neutral at all
times and open to commerce of the
world. The Clayton-Bulwer treaty,
however, drawn half a century ago.
has proved to be defective in mechan
ism for giving effect to this purpose.
The new treaty simply provides this
mechanism. England is relieved from
the guaranty, which in its case was
only troublesome and which, being as
sumed by the United States in toto.
is quite as effective.
As viewed from the American point
of view even, there was no surrender
on England's part in seeking this re
lief, inasmuch as the above men
tioned principle is reiterated and af
firmed as binding upon the United
States. As for the form of the treaty
It may be stated that it embodies in
substance the amendments to the
Hay-Pauncefote treaty which was
signed by the senate and beyond that
the changes are believed to be text
ual rather than substantial.
Great Aspen Tnnnel Dene.
SALT LAKE CITY". Utah, Oct. 9.
The great Aspen tunnel on the Le-
roy-Bear River cutoff on the Union
Pacific road is completed, and trains
will be running over the new route
Sunday. The cutoff and tunnel short
en the line nearly ten miles and re
duce the grade over that portion of
the road from seventy to forty-three
feet to the mile. The tunnel has been
two years in constructing.
President Begins Bis Message.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 9. Only Attor
ney General Knox, Postmaster General
Smith and Secretaries Hitchcock and
Wilson attended today's cabinet meet
ing. Nothing important developed.
The president has begun his message,
Hanged for Morder of Professor.
PHILADELPHIA. Oct. 9. Charles
Perry and Henry Ivory, colored, were
hanged in the county prison for the
murder of Roy Wilson, white, profes
sor of law at the University of Penn
sylvania. The drop fell at 10:06.
The men met death bravely and
neither made any statement on the
gallows. Ivory was quickly strangled
to death, but the knot slipped under
Perry's chin and it was some time be
fore life was extinct.
DISCOVER MODERN B0RGL
Ohio Woman Accused of Committing
. DAYTON, O., Oct. 8. Mrs. J. A.
Witwer, a widow residing in this city,
has been arrested by the police at the
instigation of the county coroner and
held a prisoner at central station
pending an investigation into various
charges. Mrs. Witwer, the police say,
is suspected of fourteen murders, the
list including four husbands, five
children, one sister and feur members
of different families in which she was
employed as housekeeper. The last
supposed victim was her sister, Mrs.
Anna Pugh, who died a week ago un
der mysterious circumstances. An au
topsy performed at the request of Mrs.
Wltwer's mother, who came here from
Detroit, is said to have disclosed the
presence of arsenic and copperas In
the stomach. Following closely upon
the death of her first husband, Fred
Schweger, came, according to police
department data, the death of two
children. The second husband died
suddenly and three children of this
marriage died in rapid succession.
Her last husband, A. J. Witwer, died
last April. In each Instance death
was sudden and all were strangely
alike. The prisoner is 48 years of age
and formerly lived in Middletown,
this state. She has two children in
the Philippines and a siBter In the
New York asylum. No conceivable
motive for the suspected, crimes has
been disclosed. Drugs which were
found in the house occupied by Mrs.
Witwer were taken by the police and
will be examined.
Tariff Debate In Bavaria.
BERLIN. Oct. 8. In the Berlin diet
today the traiff debate wa3 continued.
Several centrist members spoke with
strong agrarian tendencies demanding
that terminal duties be fixed in the
case of all agricultural products.
Baron von Feilitzsch, minister of the
Interior promised to propose In the
Bundsrath, rlgher duties upon tobacco
and hops. He pointed out, however,
that the agricultural duties provided
for in the bill were much higher than
The Wurtemburg Central Agricul
tural bureau demands 6 marks as the
minimum duty on wheat, rye and
oats, and five marks as the minimum
Considers Fair lojuaction.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., Oct. 8. Judse
Fisher of the St. Louis circuit court
took the injunction proceedings of At
torney General Crow against the St.
Louis Fair association under advise
ment today without hearing arguments
in support of either side. The injunc
tion asked for was to restrain the fair
association and bookmakers from op
erating under alleged Illegal licenses.
New Daughter for Dolllrer.
FORT DODGE, la., Oct. 8. A baby
girl arrived at the home of United
States Senator J. P. Dolliver. This
is the second child born to Senator
Dolliver. The first, also a girl, Mar
garet, is now nearly 2 years old an (J
is famous as the baby whose advent
into the world caused both houses of
congress to adjourn for one day.
Iowa to Aid St. Louis Fair.
DES MOINES, Oct. 8. Governor
Shaw has called a meeting of the
Louisiana purchase commission ap
pointed to recommend to the state leg
islature the aid to be given the St.
Louis Worlds fair. The meeting will
be held October 9, taking advantage
of the Sen! Om Sed rates to secure a
Fiboji Scoot Dying.
DENVER, Oct. 8. "Tom Horn," fa
mous throughout the west as a detec
tive and government scout, is at St.
Luke's hospital and is reported to be
at the point of death a3 the result of
an assault during a row In a saloon.
More Money for Ransom.
BOSTON, Oct. 8. With receipts
coming in from many Quarters, the
fund of the ransom of Miss Ellen
Stone, the American missionary cap
tured by brigands in Turkey, at 11
o'clock today had reached $27,000.
Condition of Nebraska Banks.
LINCOLN, Oct. 8. Secretary Royse
of the state banking board today Is
sued a call for a statement of the con
dition of Nebraska banks at the close
of business on September 30.
Chinese Court Finally Moves.
SHANGHAI. Oct. 7. A dispatch
from Sian Fu announces that the im
perial court has started for Kia Feng.
Beeresy Hedges Csolgoss.
NEW YOK, Oct. 8. State Superin
tendent of Prisons Collins has given
orders that Czolgosz, the murderer of
President .McKInley, must not be the
subject of notoriety while in Auburn
awaiting electrocution. He must not
be seen and visitors mu:3t not be per
mited to enter any part of the prison
where knowledge might be gained of
him. The warden of the prison has
been instructed to inform the guards
against divulging information.
TRY TO CORNER BOERS
British Perces of Lytleton Seek to Tenet
Them All In.
BIT THEY fIND A WAY Of ESCAPE
Always Able to Discover a Few
rickets When Necessary
Botha's Force la Within the Cordon
LONDON. Oct. 8. A correspondent
of the Times, wiring from Dundee,
Natal, says that during the progress
of a big movement, such as Is being
now conducted by General Lytleton in
the southeast corner of the Trasvaal,
the news consists mostly of a record of
the movements of the Boers from
farm to farm In their attempt to es
cape the cordon which is being drawn
around them by the British troops.
In the country in which the opera
tions are taking place it is impossible
to prevent small groups of Boers from
slipping through the columns. It Is
well known how successfully a large
number of Boers can melt away in an
almost incredibly short time. On the
present occasion it is to be feared that
the burghers, though massed in a
greater number than usual, will be
alarmed by their experience at Fort
Itala, and will avoid further concen
tration. The main body of Boers, which re
mains under the leadership of Com
mandant General Botha, the Boer
commander-in-chief, is within the cor
don and is pressing north from the
On the western frontier of Ntal the
danger of invasion seems to have been
averted by the rapid movement of the
Throughout the eastern Transvaal
the scouts continually sight armed
Boers. Most of these do not belong to
any particular commando, but watch
the movements of the British and are
always ready to snipe from a safe dis
tance when opportunity arises.
SAMPSON L'NABLE TO SPEAK
Tormented With Aphasia In Addition o
WASHINGTON. Oct. 8. Rear Ad
miral Sampson, who is now sojourning
In Washington, is profiting by the
daily care End attention of one of the
best local physicians. He receives no
callers at his present home on New
Hampshire avenue and is directly un
der the personal care of Mrs. Sampson.
As to the admiral's condition it was
stated today that he suffers at present
from an unusually prolonged attack of
aphasia, an ailment which has trou
bled him in greater or less degree
since he was chief of the naval bureau
of ordnance. Save for this and a fee
ble condition resulting from a too
close application to work, it can be
Eta ted that Admiral Sampson has no
other affliction and that his condition
is not serious to a degree wherein his
life would be considered as in danger.
He has been for a great many years
a sufferer from the most painful head
aches and these, among other things,
are held responsible for his present
MEXICO GLAD TO GET CORN
Suspends Import Duties and Alt Other
Taxes for Best of Tear.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 8. The State
department has received telegrams,
from Consul General Barow at Mexico
City, dated the 2d instant, stating that
a decree has been issued by the Mex
ican government suspending import
duties and all other taxes cm corn
(maize) from- October 1 to December
31, owing to the scarcity of cereals in
that country. The duty on wheat has
been reduced to 1 cent Mexican, about
cent gold, per gross kilogram (about
two and one-fourth pounds.)
It is stated also that a bill has been
Introduced in the Mexican chamber of
deputies authorizing the president to
buy and import foreign corn Into the
republic until March 31 next for gen
eral distribution at cost price.
Inspector Burke Resigns.
CHICAGO. Oct. 8. Robert E. Burke,
after furnishing $23,000 bond to stand
trial for embezzlement, today resigned
the office of oil Inspector. Mayor Har
rison anounced that the resignation
would be accpeted. The mayor ord
ered Comptroller McGann to make a
thorough investigation of the city in
spector's office and cneck up any de
ficits that might appear in tue four
years of the Burke administration.
Change Kntmeg Constitution.
NEW HAVEN. Conn., Oct. 8. The
people of Connecticut today voted for
the constitutional convention, the ma
jority for this somewhat radical step
being something over 21,000. They also
voted in favor of two specific consti
tutional amendments, deciding to elect
state officers by a plurality vote, in
stead of a majority, by the margin of
35,933, and in favor of an increase in
senatorial representation by a margin
UPTON HAS ONE DAY Of REST
Owner of BagUsa Boat Remains est Kris
A Inmost Aleae.
NEW YORK, Oct. 7. Sir Thomas
Lipton had the first day of absolute
rest yesterday he has had since be
arrived. Erin was at anchor off West
Twenty-sixth street, but near the
Jersey shore, and its owner remained
on board all day. There were very
few visitors. Mr. and Mrs. Jameson
and Mr. Watson had gone to Glen
Cove on a visit and the duke of Alba
was at his hotel in New York, so Sir
Thomas had the ship to himself.
When asked about his plans he
said: "After the dinner at the New
York Yacht club Tuesday night, I have
a number of invitations to various
clubs, but I have not decided which
I shall be able to accept, as my time
is limited. I shall go to Chicago as
the guest of the Chicago Athletic club
Tuesday of next week, leaving here
Monday for that place. It is not like
ly Shamrock will remain in commis
sion. I am sorry it did not win at
least one race. However, I am going
to give Captain Seymour and the
crew of the Shamrock a banquet. It
will probably be Thursday night. I
feel that they have done their best
to make the boat win."
PRAISES DEED Of CZOLGOSZ
Anarchist In London Attacks McKlnley's
LONDON, Oct. 7. A fairly well at
tended meeting of anarchists was held
in a hall in Tottenham Court Road
to hear a lecture on the assassination
of President McKinley by R. E. Kelly
of New York. The audience, largely
composed of foreigners, applauded all
references to "Saint" Czolgosz and his
meritorious act. The speakers includ
ed Emlle Mastile, the Italian anar
chist, who described the assassination
as "A deed of heroism." Kelly's lec
ture was a wild harrangue in de
nunciation of Mr. McKlnley's political
career. He declared that they did not
try to Justify the assassination, but
rather to explain It as the outcome
of the oppression of workmen by cap
ital. "If the killing of McKInley opens
the eyes of the capitalists and induces
them to treat the working people bet
ter." cried the agitator, "then great
good will have been done."'
KRUGER IS BREAKING DOWN.
Boer Fresldent Gradually Losing His
Strength, Mentally and Physically.
THE HAGUE. Oct. 7. A. D. W.
Wolmarans, one of the Boer cmvoys,
who has been visiting Mr. Kmger at
Hllversum, found the mental condi
tion of the former president of the
Transvaal to be by no means satis
factory. Mr. Kruger is slowly grow
ing weaker physically and mentally.
His slowness In reaching a decision
on important questions is found to
be a serious hindrance to those work
ing in Europe In behalf of the Boer
cause. At the slightest question re
garding his health, Mr. Kruger ex
hibits intense irritation and vehe
mently denies that anything is wrong.
The approach of winter causes anx
iety, as Mr. Kruger refuses to leave
According to a remark made by a
prominent Boer, the former presi
dent's condition would long since have
been much worse if hatred of Great
Britain did not nerve him to- con
tinue. Midnight Thief Terrorises.
PUEBLO, Colo.. Oct. 7. This city
la In great excitement over a series
of murderous assaults upon women
and girls. From what can be learned
they seem to have been committed by
the same person, a negro or very
dark white man with his face blacked.
Last night Mrs. James P. Henderson
was a victim, being half killed with a
club while alone in her home. Later
a girl in the family named Hamilton
was terribly choked by a man who
had forced his way in. Mrs. HIckey,
who was struck down while riding a
bicycle two nights ago, is still at the
point of death with a fractured skull
and can give no clear account of
what occurred. Several other women
have recently been assaulted.
South Dakota Han Killed.
CHICAGO. Oct. 7. J. W. Griffith, a
horse dealer from Dakota City, S. D.,
was found with his skull fractured
on top of a stock car in the yards
at Fifty-first Btreet. He died while
being taken to a hospital. Griffith la
supposed to have been struck while
passing under the viaducts near the
Preather Shoots to K1IL
CARBONDOLE, 111., Oct. 7. The
coroner's jury summoned to Inquire
into the killing of John C. Brown on
the street of this city rendered a ver
dict exonerating Rev. Joseph McCam
mlsh, who shot him. Brown, jealous
of the preacher, attacked him with a
knife on the public square, but Mc
Cammish, who had been told that
Brown threatened to kill him, was
armed and shot his assailant through
BY TRAITOROUS HANDS
Eetnrjal of Americas Soldiers is Don
After Oath of Allegiance.
MASSACRE NOT IN ORDINARY WAY
Many of the Murderers Are OnSeebolders
Caaer the Govcrameat laelude Pres
ident of Belanglge Warning Olvea
and Moeb Proeaatloa Takea.
MANILA, Oct 7. Major Morris C
Foots of the Ninth United States ln
laniry, who has returned hers from
the Island of Samar, was in Balanglga
the day before the disaster to Com
pany C. He ays Captain Connell bad
been fully warned and had taken
what be (Major Foote) considered ev
ery necessary precaution.
Information that a plot was brew
ing among the Filipinos came to Ma
jor Foote from a priest, who said it
was In the plans of the populace at
both Balanglga and Basey to attack
the garrisons and that the Basey gar
rison was to be attacked from a cock
pit In the rear of the barracks. Or
ders were Immediately given to demol
ish the cockpit and extra guards were
There Is intense feeling throughout
the army because of the massacre,
which would not be the case to any
such extent had It been the work of
ordinary Insurgents. The latter might
have been expected to commit such
an outrage. Feeling Is particularly
intense in military circles because the
authors of the massacre were paclficos.
most of whom had taken the oath of
allegiance and many of whom, in
cluding the president of Balanglga.
were actually holding office.
Some of the after effects are al
ready shown at many points, partic
ularly at Baulan and Caloocan, In
the province of Batangas. and Manila,
where disaffection is manifesting it
self, although It is not likely to be
allowed to go far.
On the other band, the officers and
troops at all the garrisons throughout
the archipelago feel that the disas
ter conveys a lesson that in itself calls
for increased vigilance.
Considerable Interest attaches to the
case of Oakley Dxooka, a military
prisoner to be deported. The supreme
court recently issued a writ of habeas
corpus, directing the production of the
prisoner, but the military authorities
refused to deliver him on the ground
that the only tribunal having Juris
diction over a military prisoner was
the supreme court. While the Philip
pine courts were established by the
war powers of the president, the mili
tary authorities contend that they are
to be regarded as provost courts until
congress has acted.
The members of the supreme court
and a majority of the members of
the Philippine commission hold oppo
site views, but it Is understood that
the attorney general believes the mil
itary contention to be correct.
Hew Doctor la Theology.
ZANESVILLE. O., Oct. 7. There
was a notable gathering of Catholic
clergy and laity here today to wlnesi
the conferring of the degree of doc
tor of sacred theology on Right Rev.
L. F. Kearney, provincial of the Do
minican order. Dr. A. V. Hlggins ct
New Haven, Conn., the venerable
prelate of the order, conferred the de
gree, assisted by Bishop Moeller of
Columbus, who celebrated high mass.
Cardinal Martinelli. the papal dele
gate at Washington, telegraphed his
congratulations. Fifty prominent
clergymen were present from different
sections of the country.
Strange Disease Among Horses.
ST. JOSEPH. Mo, Oct. 7. The vet
erinary surgeons of northern Mis
souri are kept running night and day
and at that are not able to meet all
the demands upon their professional
services. Thousands of horses are af
flicted with an unknown disease, hav
ing some symptoms of glanders.
Deaths are numerous. The disease
usually begins with a form of In
fluenza. riagne In China Dying Out.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7. United
States Consul McWade at Canton.
China, in a mall report dated August
S last .says that the plague then had
almost entirely disappeared from.
Canton and the hospital boats for the
treatment of plague patients had been
transferred from their moorings in
Pearl river, 'opposite Canton, to tem
porary stations below the leper vil
lage. Postnffice In Far Worth.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7. Pontofflce
Inspector Clum has returned from a
trip of Inspection through Alaska. He
reports to the department that the
service is In excellent condition, more
particularly in the Yukon valley,
where towns have a mall service of
once a week in each direction. He
established the northernmost poBt
offlce in the United States and what
is probably the northernmost post
office Jn the world.
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