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VOL. 21. NO. 42,
PLATTSMOUTII, NEBRASKA, FRIDAY. OCTOBER 18, 1901.
$1.00 PER YEAR.
Secretary Long Likelj to Recommciid
NHY CUUISIIirs AND CRUISERS
'Thrt. of ii.rtucr. Two of f.ntt.r ami
Mo ui Smaller (iunboittt Katlnites for
Other '! Total Ezreetla Amount
Appropriated Last Year 49.000,000.
WASHINCON. Oct. 17. TLe esti
mates for the navy for the fiscal year
ending June 3). l'J03, wore made pub
lic at the navy department. The
taHal amount is $U3.10,D84, against
177.92 1,533 appropriated for the cur
rent year. The thief increases are
J2.500.000 for construction, $2,000,000
for armor and 1129.353 in the appro
priation for yards and docks.
Secretary Ing, in speaking of the
estimates, said that they were made
with a due regard for the needs of the
navy and intimated that they had the
approval of the administration. He
spoke of the increased cost of the
navy and said that the building of a
battleship costing $3,000,000 was not
the end of its expense, as its main
tenance was very costly. It is more
than likely the secretary will recom
mend three new battleships and two
new armored cruisers and a number
-of small gunboats.
Among the new items of importance
In the estimates are the following:
New battery for Newark, $175,000;
new batteries for Albany and New Or
leans. $200,000; reserve guns for other
; ships of the navy, $300,000; floating
dry docks. Portsmouth. N. II., $300.
000; total for that yard, $1,600,433.
Also a total of $1,271,700 for new
docks at the Boston navy yard, whicn
Includes a plant for housing and stor
ing torpedo vessels and new building.
The estimates for new improvements
at the New York navy yard aggregate
$3,110,000, which includes $2,t00,000 for
barracks for enlisted men. The es
timated items for the Norfolk yard ag
gregate $1,208,500, which includes
1350,000 for the purchase of land. The
estimates for the naral station at
San Juan. Porta Rico are $2,613,000
and include $1,000,000 for a masonry
dry doe. $500,000 for the purchase
of land. $23,000 for dredging and $200,
000 for the extension of coaling facili
ties. An estimate of $o50,000 is made
for a plant for housing and storing
torpedo boats at Pensacola. An esti
mate of $108,000 is made tor the naval
station at Tutuila, Samoa. An esti
mate of $381,000 is submitted for the
Cavite naval station, which includes
$200,000 for refrigerating plant. Esti
mates are made for a complete naval
station at Alongapo, P. I., amounting
'to $1,413,000. Other estimates are as
follows: Naval magazine near Bos
ton, $500,000; naval magazine near
Portsmouth, N. II., $400,000; naval
magazine at Puget Sound, $100,000;
defenses for insular naval station's and
coal depots, $300,000.
RANSOM UNCLAIMED AS YET.
Brigands Have Scattered, bat Miss Eton
Is aecorely Held.
SOFIA. Oct. 16. Although the time
fixed by the brigands who abducted
MIhs Ellen M. Stone, the American
missionary, for the ransom expired a
.week ago no one has appeared at Sa
makoff to claim the money or to an
nounce the fate of the captive. It is
now learned that the band has dis
solved, but that Miss Stone is kept
under surveillance at some distance
from the frontier. This is due to snow
and cold weather rendering the moun
tains uninhabitable. The efforts cf
the police to arrest Saraoff, formerly
president of the Macedonian company,
who Is suspected of complicity In the
kidnapping, are still unavailing, the
f?ilure being due to the sympathy of
the inhabitants and the local author
ities. NEW YORK. Oct. 16. A dispatch to
the Journal and Advertiser from Ber
lin says that the Vossiche Zeltung's
Sofia correspondent has wired as fol
lows concerning developments in the
kidnapping case of Mis3 Stone: The
police at Sofia have arrested certain
suspects, Including Paul Genadieff,
brother of the well known barrister
Charles M. Dickinson, United States
consul at Constantinople and diplomat
ic agent to Bulgaria, is quoted in a
Sofia dispatch to the Journal and Ad
vertiser as follows:
. "When the Stone party were cap
,tured they were compelled to wade a
stream, up to the Perin mountain. Miss
Stone and Mme. Tsilka were hurried
up the mountains arid the other pris
oners were released next morning. Just
before the Stone party appeared the
brigands captured a Turk and battered
out his brains with the butt ends of
guns to prevent him telling they were
lying In wait. The whole band was
disguised as Turkish soldiers when
they captured the Stone party."
A MDTETO SCHLEY
TTiticrscs Called 07 the Applicant Are
Hi? Eathusiastio Admireri
THEY SrCAX IN TERMS Of Pu'JSE
REWARD TO BE WITHDRAWN
SEARCU SO FAR IS VAIN
RANSOM IS IN REACH.
nication With Miss Stone's Captors.
AMERICAN BOARD ISSUES AITEAL
His Caring In Battle Described by Lien-
tenant 8 ear as a Modrl Worthy of
Emulation Capt. Cook Belter tes III.
RUSSIA WOULD AID RESCUE.
Aaln Offers It Valuable Assistance In
In Miss Stone's Behalf.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Oct. 16. The
Russian government has repeated its
expression of a desire to assist the
United States government by all prac
tical means in rescuing Miss -Stone.
WASHINTGON, Oct. 16. Only one
new witness was heard In detail by
the Schley court of Inquiry today. This
was Lieutenant Commander James H.
Sears, who was Admiral Schley's flag
lieutenant during the Spanish war. lie
gave a detailed account of the entire
Cuba campaign, Including the brief
siege of Cienfuegos, the retrograde
movement of the flying squadron In
search of coal, the blockade of San
tiago, the reconnolssance of the San
tiago shore batteries and the bombard
ment of the Cristobal Colon May 31,
and the battle off Santiago July 3,
when Cervera's fleet was destroyed,
lie placed the distance out of the
blockading line at Cienfuegos at from
one to four miles and at Santiago at
from three to six miles. He expressed
the opinion that in the battle of July
3 It had been the VIscaya's intention
to ram the Brooklyn.
Mr. Raymer sought to secure the In
troduction of a brief report of the bat
tle of July 3, which Commodore
Schley prepared for transmission to
the secretary of the navy. It stated
that Commander Sears had taken this
dispatch ashore to be cabled to the sec
retary, but that it never had reached
that official. The dispatch was ruled
out on the ground that as it was not
received it wa3 not an official com
munication. It was not read in the
court room, hut the following is a
copy of it
"The (Secretary of the Navy, Wash
ington: Spanish squadron came out
of Santiago harbor this morning, July
3, at 9:30 and were all captured or de
stroyed in a running fight to the west
ward of about three and one-half hours,
Very few casualties In our fleet; Ellis,
chief yoeman, killed, and one man
wounded on the Brooklyn. Reports
from other ships not yet In. The com
Chief Donahue Recommend, tht
aaoval of th. Crowe Keward.
OMAHA' Neb., Oct. I?. To the Pub- Misciotarles Are Unable to Get a Comma
He, or to Whom It 'May Concern: I,
Edward A. Cudahy, Sr.. do hereby
withdraw my offer of $3,000 for the
arrest and conviction of any one of
the kidnapers; .$15,000 for the arrest
and conviction of any two of the kid
napers, and $25,000 for the arrest and
conviction of three of the kidnapers
implicated in the kidnaping of Ed
ward A. Cudahy, Jr., on or about De
cember 18, 1900, hereby uncondition
ally and without reserve whatsoever.
EDWARD A. CUDAHY. SR.
Bays S50.000 More Must II Forthcom
ing From Public at Once Stat Ofll-
elals Still Hope that the Woman May
Tet Be Liberated.
Miss Stone's Captors Conld TroOl by
Coming- Quick Into the Open.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Oct. 14. The
situation In the case of Miss Stone to
night is that Missionaries Baird and
Haskell are still trying to get In touch
with the brigands in order to agree on
the amount of the ransom. It ie
scarcely likely that this agreement will
be reached for some days. As soon as
word comet from the missionaries that
the amount of the ransom has been de
termined upon, a member of the United
Slates legation will start for the nlace
CONSTANTINOPLE, Oct. 13.-(New wjth the monev.
York World telegram). Efforts are BERLIN, Oct. 12. According to re
being made to resume negotiations Dorts received her from Sofia, tha can-
The Cudahy reward no longer hangs wltb the brigands for releasing Miss tors of Miss Stone demand that the
rmsom shall be deposited at Samokoff,
Bulgaria. A Bulgarian cattle drover.
over the head of Pat Crowe. I Stone, but their present whereabouts
The foregoing official order was ex- r unknown. When found it Is pro-
ecuted by Edward A. Cfdahy at noon Posed to bargain with them to accept
today. if " a ransom w:thin the limits of the
Now that Mr. Cudahy has taken the Present amount subscribed.
initiative, other outstanding rewards LONDON, Oct. 15. The Vienna cor
will come down also and the fugitive respondent of the Morning Express
Crowe will, if he keeps his word, make telegraphs as follows:
public appearance in Omaha. "George Todaroff, the driver who
who was an eye-witness of the kid
naping, has been arrested on suspicion
of complicity In the outrage, at the
instance of the United States consul. .
BOSTON, Oct. 12. Kidder, Peabody
& Co., who are handling the funds for
Miss Stone's ransom, tJild today that
E. A. Cudahy, when Interviewed this accompanied Miss Stone when she was they would be unable to make public
auanappea has arrived at Sofia. He euythlng concerning the amount of
says her captors are Turks and that funds ,n thclr hand3( ,n BD,te of tho
the abduction took place on Turkish rcw appeal for contributions made last
territory. The Bulgarian police have nIghf owIng to an understands with
Todaroff under surveilance, as they tne united States government.
are not Satisfied With his Statements. Tn stwaklmr nf th ron.nm tnAav
morning, said: "I have had a talk with
Chief Donahue on this subject, and
I'm willing to be guided by his judg
ment. He thinks it will be best for
me to withdraw the $25,000 reward
which I offered last winter for the ar
rest and conviction of the kidnapers. Consul Dickinson still complains that Rey. Judson Smith said;
and his reasons for it seem to be
sound, so you may announce, if you
will, that the reward is revoked.
HERR MOST SENTENCED
1L. 111 .
mo xiuiganan aumoriues are not. ..Jn my judgment the only safe way
taking measures to deal with the to act lg to have the m demanded
I lv t ri a ttf! era r I a a a a n n a m n
1 J s-a-9 Va. IfcHUUS HQ O. A UUOIflU V U UU11U
CONSTANTINOPLE. Oct. 15.- m Turkev at the ,.. nrart,rahl
weuuer Air. uaira nor but. tiasKeii, toe moment
missionaries, have yet been able to
The other powers are equally solicit- nmnder-in-chief now superintending
ous, but Russia is the best able to transfer of nrisnnra .f- nt.
31 las Knox of Uenrtr Insane.
DENVER, Oct. 17. Miss Minnie E.
Knox, daughter of a former wealthy
business man of Denver, was declared
Insane in the county court and ordered
confined at the county hospital. The
investigation as to her sanity was
made at the request of the treasury
department at Washington on account
of many abusive letters that had been
receivedt here from Miss Knox, de
manding money and suggesting
changes in the methods and manage
ment of the department. Miss Knox
Imagines herself the owner of vast
wealth and a few months ago created
a sensation in Chicago by laying claim
to millions of doll?rs' worth of prop
erty in that ciy.
bring the necessary pressure to bear.
Messrs. Baird and Haskell, the mis
sionaries have not yet succeeded, in
getting into touch with the brigands
to open negotiations.
LONDON, Oct. 16. "The United
States government will insist that Tur
key at once make good any deficit In
the ransoms of Miss Stone," says the
Constantinople correspondent of the
Daily Telegraph, "and also refund the
full amount subscribed."
It is supposed that the brigands who
captured Miss Stone have withdrawn
into the interior of Macedonia in the
direction of Nevrokop," says a dis
patch to the Daily Telegraph from
Sofia. "Former members of the Mace
donian committee who were arrested
on suspicion of complicity denied be
fore a magistrate any knowledge of
bal Colon, which surrendered to the
Brooklyn and Oregon at 10:15 p. m.
About 1,000 prisoners in all, Including
Spanish admiral. Details later. "
Captain Cook was recalled during
the day and in response to a question
by Captain Lemley made an additional
statement concerning the retrograde
movement of the flying squadron May
26 to May 28. He also said in answer
to a question by the court that Com
modore Schley, during the battle of
July 3, was "cool, brave and enthusias
tic. I cannot imagine any conduct in
battle more admirable."
ANDRADE IS READY TO MOVE
Asrlnnt for Bind Indians.
ST. PAUL, Oct. 16. The asylum for
insane Indians at Canton, S. D., has
been completed and accepted by Super
intendent Pierce on behalf of the gov
ernment. The building is one of the
finest in South Dakota, is built of
Menominee pressed brick, Sioux Falls
granite for trimmings, and cost $47,
000. This is the only insane hospital
for Indians In the United States and
all of Uncle Sam's unbalanced wards
will be confined there.
bohmarine Itoat Is Tried.
"LONDON, Oct." 17-Continuing the
experiments with the first British sub
marine vessel, the admiralty caused
six men to be sealed in the boat as it
lay alongside the water today. The
compressed air cylinders were set
going, and after three hours the air
tight hatch was opened, when it was
found the men had suffered but little
Shoot Boys to Show Skill.
SILVER CREEK, Neb., Oct. 16. As
a result of a quarrel over his ability
to shoot straight, Thomas Baudur,
Andrew Nowiski and Gustave Gonsior
were wounded seriously by Jake Stru
man at Duncan. He deliberately shot
the boys to demonstrate his ability
with the weapon. Bauder is shot in
the head and is not expected to live.
The others were shot in the leg and
Preparing- to Invade Venezuela and Fight
for Control of Country.
SAN JUAN, P. R., Oct. 16. Persist
ent though unverified rumors are cur
rent that General Andrade, the former
president of Venezuela, who is now
here, will shortly head a force of men
from the islands of Curacoa and Trin
idad, who will invade Venezuela. It
is said that he had planned to sail
October 11, on the steamer Philadel
phia, for Venezuela, via Porto Rico,
and that he bought his ticket and
changed his mind an hour before the
ship sailed, presumably because Phil
adelphia varied Its regular course,
touching first at LaGuayra, 'where
steps had been made to arrest the gen
eral. The agents of the Philadelphia
are authority for the statement that
General Andrade intends to sail Octo
ber 25 -on the steamer Caracas. The
general is living quietly in a suburb
of San Juan and is seldom seen in pub
lie. The island of Curacoa probably
will he his headquarters.
Tear In Penitentiary tor .Printing- Sedi
tions if rtlile.
NEW YORK, Oct. 15. John Most,
the anarchist, was sentenced to one
year in the penitentiary today in the
court of special sessions for publish
get in touch with the brigands to ar
range for the ransom for Miss Stone.
LONDON, Oct 15. The Daily Ex
press has received the following from
Vienna: "Todaroff, the driver who
accompanied Miss Stone when she was
MERRUM SAYS DRILL
Former Commander of Department of
Missouri Urges Constant Practice.
MAKES OTHER RECOMMENDATIONS
Report lie Filed In Washington Tells
What lie IVonld Advise Needs of !
pertinent of Lakes (Ireater Quarters
for l'rlsoners Itcoominended.
LIBERAL POLICY WITH NAVY.
ing in his paper, the Frel Heit, an al- WdnaPPed. has arrived at Sofia. He
leged seditious article on the -Jay fol
lowing the shooting of the late Presi
The article in question was entitled
"Murder Against Murder." Most
claimed that the paper containing the
ays her captors are Turks. The Bul
garian police are not satisfied with his
statements and are keeping him un
"It is announced from Bucharest,"
says a dispatch to the Daily Mall from
article was printed and ready for dis- Vlenna. "tha Herr Rosenthal, the
tribution before the president was representative or a uerman nrm, nas
shot. Also that it was a quotation been kldnaPPed br Bulgarian brigands
from an article published flftv years ai Austria, ine noumanian govern-
ago and republished by him fifteen ment bas 8ent a Protest to Sofia and
years ago. After imposing the sen- tbe BulSarian government has ordered
ten,. t,ii TVTir,i a u ! troops to pursue the brigands. It is
ion of the court in w'4'.-h he said: rumored that the Macedonian corn
et is no answer to th- n ntwl mittee.has decided to capture every
criminal nature of thlirtlcle ifi claim PM within reach. In order to at-
that it was written fnr th T,rnn f European attention to the bad
destroying crowned heads. . It incul
cates and enforces the idea that mur
der Is the proper remedy to be applied
against rulers. The fact that it was
published fifty years ago and again
republished about fifteen years ago
only emphasizes and gives added point
to the criminality of the republishing
of it at any time.'
state of public security in Macedonia."
WASHINGTON, Oct. 15. All that
can be learned from the state depart
ment officials respecting the case of
Miss Stone, the missionary who is held
by brigands in Bulgaria, is that she
Congress Is to Ue Urged to Be Generous
In Hatter of Building.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 14. It is prob
able that a liberal building policy
with respect to naval ships will be
urged upon congress at the approach
ing session. No authorization for
new construction was given by con
gress at the last session owing in part
to a disagreement as to the respective
merits of single and supported tur
rets. Congress contented itself with a
direction to the Navy department to
submit full plans for two battleships
and two armored cruisers to it at the
approaching session, so that the body
could itself choose between the de
Secretary Long, however, does not
regard himself as estopped by this
direction from recommending the con
struction of additional warships and
as a full year has been lost in the
exocuton of the naval bill from the
scheme laid down by the Policy Board
and as more time has been lost
through the great delay In construe-
To See Csolgoss Die.
ALBANY, N. Y., Oct. 15. Superin
tendent Cornelius V. Collins will send
a request to Secretary of State Hay to
designate an official representative of
the government to be present at the
electrocution of Leon F. Czolgosz, the
murderer of President McKinley. Only
twenty-six witnesses will be present in
the chamber of death when the sen
tence is executed. Warden Mead of
Auburn prison has sent to . Superin
tendent Collins the requests he has re
ceived for permission to attend the
electrocution, about 1,000 in all. The
law will limit the number of witnesses
and the superintendent will decide who
the witnesses shall be.
Is alive and that efforts are continu- tion of the ships already authorized
ing for her release. The officials, and contracted for, owing to the steel
while declining to indicate the nature strike, a considerable increase must be
of the measures that are pursuing to I recommended in order to avoid fall-
thls end, still have hope of ultimate ins hopelessly behind in the erection
of the ideal American navy.
RHODES HAS A BIGGER CARD
WILL ORGANIZE P0RT0 RICO.
Anticipation of Bomb to Be Exploded In
the Liberal Gamp.
NEW YORK. Oct. 15. Business as-
American Federation of Labor Sends tbe
WASHINGTON, Oct. 14. The Amer-
sociates of Cecil Rhodes make no se- ican Federation of Labor, having de-
cret of their belief that his correspond- cided to make an effort to secure the
ence with Mr. Schnadhorst In regard proper and thorough organization of
to the. famous check for 5,000 forms the working people of Porto Rico,
by no means the best card which the President Gompers has appointed San-
Cape ex-premier has to play against tlago de Iglesias, a Cuban who has
his liberal opponents, says the Trib- lived in Porto Rico a number of years.
une's London correspondent They to take charge of the wort. He will
- 1V. it it. I. .
6i tuai tuis Beuaauuu is as auw leave rsew i orK for Porto itlco In a
Ing compared with what will follow if day or two. He has full commission
Mr. Rhodes is forced to reply to the as the representative of the American
charges which are being made against labor movement and takes with him
Scourge of the Bt Man. him. It Is hinted that he is in a posi- the first charter for the organized
W ASHINGTON, Oct. 15. The small- tion to disclose the financial relations workers of Porto Rico
End of Department of Alaska.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17. A dispatch
received at the war department from
General Randall dated Dutch Harbor,
Alaska, October 5, reads: "The depart
ment of Alaska was discontinued Sep
tember 30. Leave tonight for Valdez
and Skagway." The department of
Alaska has been m"-ed into the de
partment of Ovunibia.
Xavy Men to Ad ranee.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16. The navy
department today received he papers
in the cases of Naval Gunners Francis
Martin and H. B. Soule, who have
passed good examinations and have
been recommended for appointment
for officers of the line. When these two
men receive, their commissions they
will be the first men to obtain such
Cabinet Does Rontlne Work.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16. The regu
lar cabinet meeting today was routine
in character, devoting its time to the
hearing of statements from each of the
five officers present of the state of
business in their respective depart
Seventh National Besnmes.
NEW YORK, Oct. 16. It was decid
ed at a meeting of the stockholders
of the Seventh National bank to re
sume business about November 1 and
to continue the name of the corpora
tion as the Seventh National bank.
"T NEW YORl
Pr'T rapid success!
Aaatrlaa Commerce S offers.
NEW YORK. Oct. 17. The Vienna
of the Times says: The
ion of failures of impor
tant banks in Germany during the
last few months has unfavorably af
fected the business cf Austria. More
over, the proposed now German cus
toms tariff threatens to be fatal to the
Austrian export trade to Germany and
nay cause Austrfa-IIungard to resort
to energetic reprisals. A ministerial
conference will soon be held.
Iasnrs-ents Make paccessral Bald.
NEW YORK, Oct. 16. Landing un
expectedly Sunday morning at Tabogo
island, a watering place twelve miles
off Panama, a party of revolutionists
surprised the garrison, capturing arms
and ammunition, kidnapped the al
calde and two other officials and car
ried away two small schooners, one
of them loaded with provisions and
tne other belonging to the alcalde,
say3 the Panama correspondent of the
New York Herald.
Stock Exchange aa Outlaw.
HOLTON, Kan., Oct. 16. Judge
Marshall Gephart, in a decision hand
ed down in the district court here,
holds that the charging cf a commis
sion prescribed by the Kansas City
Live Stock exchange, for the purchase
or sale of live stock by the members
of the exchange, is illegal and that
such a commission cannot be collected
by law. The decision in effect holds
that the Kansas City Live Stock ex
change is a monopoly and an outlaw.
pox epidemic prevailing among the In
dian reservations includes a total of
eighty cases at Bad River reservation,
Wisconsin; five new cases at the
bouthern Ute reservation, Colorado,
and the superintendent, teacher, cook
between certain officials of the liberal
organizations and Mr. Kruger. The
liberals, for their part, believe Mr.
Rhodes endeavoreed to bribe Mr.
Schnadhorst by offering to make him
present of a number of shares in
and seven pupils at the Kickapoo In- the Chartered Company of South Af-
dian boarding school in Kansas. In rica.
addition to this the agent for Arizona
Indians reports that there are several
smallpox cases among Mexicans at
Phoenix in uncomfortable proximity to
All There bnt Justice Gray.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 15. The su
preme court met today In the senate
Judiciary room, its own quarters being
in the hands of mechanics, for the ramnfl Sai,Aa
. -a. . . - I mr
uciooer term, ana aajourned without
transacting any business. The court
Are Armed as Assassins.
PARIS, Oct. 14 The Lisbon corre
spondent of La Petrie says a telegram
has been received at the Portuguese
capital from Rio Janeiro asserting
that two Italians were arrested Friday
evening last in the corridor of the
presidential palace by an officer of
the guard. Both were armed with
revolvers and daggers. In Rio Jane
iro It is believed they are anarchists
and intended to assassinate President
WASHINGTON, Oct. 14. In his ca
pacity of commander of the depart
ment of the Missouri, General Henry
C. Merrlam has made an annual re
port to the war department. He de
votes particular attention to tho neces
sity of better drill work by the sol
diers caused by tho Income of many
troops. General Merrlam says thero
Is a notion too often prevalent In tho
army, especially among tho older offi
cers, that a soldier who has onco
learned the drill regulations, tho
mechanism of tactical and calestehnlc
exercises, may be excused from drill
without detriment, forgetting that
bodies of men can maintain tho power
of collective action only by frequent
collective practice even In the simplest
exercises. General Merrlam strongly
Indorses the recommendation of Cap
tain Michle of the Twelfth cavalry for
change in the military drill. He
says that even with the recent Im
provement which has rendered the bit
ess severe upon tbe mounts of young
horses there is still a considerable
percentage of horses made victims by
undue severity In the use of the bit
He believes a return to the double
rein Is fully Justified for at least half
of each troop.
Other recommendations are that tho
calibre of the cavalry revolver bo en
larged and that a knapsack or pack be
supplied to the Infantry soldier In
place of the blanket Lag.
A significant statement by Chief
Surgeon Calllbo Is that, with compar
atively few exceptions, youths under
20 years of age are not able to bear
up under the hardships and privations
of an active campaign.
Surprising progress toward the goal
of self-support by the Apache prison
ers of war is recorded in an appendix
by Captain Sayre, in charge of those
prisoners. He shows that they now
have on hand 2.784 head of cattle
of their own raising; that they have
built many miles of new fences and re
paired as much more of the old and
that no clothing was Issued to them
during the year. On the other hand
these Indians are suffering severely
from tuberculosis and there were thir
teen more deaths than births among
them. They are declared to be gen
erally a moral, industrious, truthful,
honest and docile people.
Major General Otis, In his annual
report for the department of the lakes,
says that all buildings in the depart
ment have been maintained in a fair
condition, although many have been
without occupancy and show disin
tegration from the climate.
General Otis says that a decided
want In his department is greater ac
commodations for general and gar
rison prisoners. The post guardhouses
have become overcrowded. With the
recent rapid recruiting deserters ap
pear to be increasing, and at the date
of the general's report August 7
there were considerably over 100 such
prisoners confined In the guardhouses
of the department. The central states,
from which a large portion of the
United States army is drawn. General
Otis says, seem to give great advan
tages in the way of concealment and
occupation to the absconding soldier,
and hence the post guardhouses of
the department of the lakes contains
representatives of many military or
ganizations stated above the limits of
that department. The enlarged re
ward, however, which is now paid for
the arrest and delivery of deserters
has greatly decreased their former
comparative -immunity from punish
Beaumont's Costly Blase.
BEAUMONT, Tex., Oct. 15. This
morning at 12:20 fire was discovered went in a body to pay its respects to
burning fiercely in a general store President Roosevelt. All members of
near the Southern Pacific depot. It I the court were present except Justice
was ten minutes before the alarm Gray.
could be made effective. The flames
spread rapidly through the whole
block, including the McFsdden build
ing. The firemen are working hard.
but are unable to get water on the
blaze. At 1:30 a. m. Houston was
telegraphed for aid.
Increase In Philippine Revenne.
WASHINGTON. Oct. 15. A compar
ative statementTssued by the division
of customs and insular-affairs of the
war department concerning the cus
toms revenues of the Philippines
shows that the total revenue fro-n
this source for the first half of 1901
was $4,231,014, an increase of 38 per
cent over the amount for the same
period of 1900, when the revenues to
taled $3,108,466, and nearly doubled
that from January to June of 1S99.
GalWn, Mich , Wiped Oat.
ST. JOSEPH. Mich., Oct. 15. The
town of Galien, in the southern part
of the country, was practically wiped
out yesterday by fire that started, in
laundry. Estimated loss. $20,000
Wheat Crop of the World.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Oct. 14. The
department of agriculture announces
that three most important estimates
of the world's wheat crop of 1901 agree
that the crop is larger than either of
the two preceding years.
Weyler Will Ask for Pensions.
MADRID, Oct. 14. In the forth
coming budget, according to El Em
parcial, General Weyler, minister of
war, will ask an increase of expen
diture exceeding 2,000,000 pesos for the
payment of pensions and military re
wards In connection with the war with
the United States.
Im Ketnrns to Washington.
WASHING -ON, Oct. 14. Secretary
Long has returned to this city from
his home in Hingham, Mass.
Vo Bubonle Plarae There.
BERLIN. Oct. 14. A dispatch from
Hamburg asserts that there is no
foundation for the rumors that bu
bonic plague haa developed in Cux-haven.
Dies In Chlearo Hotel Fire.
CHICAGO, Oct. 15. One man' lost
his life, three persons narrowly es
caped suffocation and a score or more
guests of the Garden City hotel, 46-48
Sherman street, were rescued from
upper floors by firemen in a treacher
ous blaze In that hotel tonight. The
dead man Is Levi Whitman, a resident
of Indiana, whose body was found af
ter the fire had been extinguished. He
leaped from a third-story window.
The loss to the hotel was small.
Bobbers Still Making Hay.
CHICAGO, Oct. 14. The Bank of
Marysville at Potomac, a village twen-
Hey Rube I. Heard Abroad.
BRUSSELLS. Oct. 14.-A
m . . . . -o-
ree ngnt oetween circus men belong-
ty miles east of this city, was entered ln t0 the Barnum & Bailey show and a
by robbers and between $1,200 and crowd of people occurred near Lleire
i,suu m currency and silver taken.
To get into the safe two charges of
nitro glycerine were used. A young
man "oy the name of Moorehoase heard
both explosions and started to ascer
tain the cause. When he reached a
point near the bank he was stopped tnrowa at the carriages by the mob
ny one of the robbers. I M the public was leaving.
where the circus has been performing.
Several persons were injured and a
number of arrests were made. The
fight grew out of a quarrel between
the Belgian t'eket sellers and the staff
of the chcus. Manv f
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