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VOL. 21. NO. 45,
$1.00 PER YEAR.
Returns From New York, Ohio, Pennsyl
vania and Other States.
eth Low. Elected Mayor or New York
City Ohio Goes Largely Republican
IT bat the Figures From Other States
NEW YORK. Nov. C Seth Low,
former president of Columbia univer
sity and four years ago the Citizens'
union candidate for the first mayor of
-Greater New York, was elected the
.second mayor of Greater New York
by a plurality ranging anywhere from
20,000 to 40.000. defeating Edward M.
Shepard of Brooklyn, the democratic
nominee. The campaign was an ex
citing one and the vote, though some
what less than in the presidential
election a year ago. was the largest
ever polled in a municipal contest in
this country.
Richard Croker at 8:43 o'clock last
night conceded the election of Low,
but was not willing at that time to
Sive up the county ticket. He said
he was disappointed at the Brooklyn
vote, as he had expected Mr. Shepard
to make a good showing there, It be
ing his home borough.
Returns also indicate the complete
triumph here of the Greater New
York fusion ticket, Charles V. Fornes,
thi nominee of the Citizens union
and the republicans for president of
.the board of aldermen, defeating
George M. Van Heesan, the demo
cratic nominee.
COLUMBUS, O., Nov. 6. The republicans-yesterday
carried Ohio by such
increased plurality on their state ticket
and with such an enlarged majority
in the legislature as to cause all sorts
"of comment on what did it. The re
sult continues the republicans in
power in the state, making an epoch
of twelve years in succession for that
party in Ohio, and it insures the re
election of Senator Foraker.
The extent of the republican success
Is attributed to the silver democrats
" not voting, to the attitude of John R.
McLean, the democratic candidate for
governor two years ago and the Ohio
members of the national committee, to
the superior organization of the re
publicans and other causes. The re-
" publicans attribute the result largely the popular desire not to disturb
the prevailing prosperity, in accord
ance with. Senator Hanna's appeal to
let well enough alone.'
TRENTON. N. J.. Nov. 6. Late re
turns bear out the earlier indications
that Franklin Murphy, rep., has been
elected governor by about 10.000 plu
rality. Partial returns from the coun
ties show that most of them
about the same pluralities as were
given three years ago, when Voorhees
was elected governor by 5,499 plural
' PROVIDENCE, Nov. 6. In the elec
tion of Governor Gregory and the
entire ticket by a plurality of at least
6,000, the republicans of Rhode Island,
"with a majority in both branches of
the general assembly, have again re
tained the guidance of the state's pol
icies. The campaign lacked feature ,
and the result was a decreased vote at
the polls.
BOSTON, Nov. 6. Returns from
every city and town in the state ex
cept the town of Dartmouth give
. Crane,- rep.. 185,500; Quincy, dem.,
: 115,370. Last year the total vote of
the state was: Crane, 223,05: Paine.
. 130,038. Crane's plurality in the
'state, approximating Dartmouth, is
NEW HAVEN, Conn., Nov. 6. Con
necticut chose delegates to the first
..constitutional convention to be held
in the state since 1818. Of the 168
towns in the state, 165 have been
heard from, showing that republicans
were elected in 105, democrats in
forty-four and citizens or non-partisan
candidates in sixteen.
' r RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 6. Returns
: -to 2 o'olock in the morning sustain
: -the belief that - the democrats have
..-elected their ticket by 25,000 majority
' and secured a big majority in the
'general assembly. The republicans
mad?. their greatest gain in the val-
,ley, where there were democratic fac
""iional fights. .
" John O'Brien, 10S years old, died at
llattoon, Illinois.
Republicans Claim that Their
Has Carried the Stat.
OMAHA, Nov. 6. The Bee says:
Returns at this hour 6 a. m. are
sufficient to make it certain that tne
republican state ticket has carried Ne
braska. Sedgwick's plurality for su
preme judge should be in excess of
Only scattering returns have been
received on regent, but these indicate
there is no great discrepancy between
the vote on these officers and on su
preme Judge.
On the returns received in form to
make comparisons with last year's
vote Sedgwick has a plurality of 6,60s.
In these same precincts Dietrich had
a plurality last year of 4,503, giving
Sedgwick a net plurarity of 2.103 in
excess of that given Dietrich in these
precincts. These precincts are all
outside of Douglas county and Douglaj
shows a still greater percentage of
increase: These returns are from'
out the estimate of a falling off in
fifty-seven of the ninety counties in
the state and last year cast a little
less than one-third of the total vote1
outside of Douglas. ,
The total vote as compared with last!
year shows a decrease of 10,513 in the?
precincts compared, which would bear
the state not less than 40,000.
LINCOLN, Nov. 6. At midnight
Chairman Lindsay of the republican
state central committee declared that
Judge Sedgwick was elected by a plur
ality of between 5,000 and 7,000. "We,
have heard from only a small portion
of the state," said he, "but the returns
so far received warrant the assertion
that the republican state ticket has
won the fight. There have been big
gains over the majorities of last year,
and enough figures are at hand to
place the result beyond question. We
have no information concerning the
vote for regents, but we feel confident
that our candidates were successful."
LINCOLN, Neb., Nov. 6. Chair
man Defrance of the populist state
central committee at 12:30 this morn
ing said: "We have not enough fig
ures at this hour to warrant us in
making any prediction as to the re
sult of the election, but we feel confi
dent that Mr. Hollenbeck has won.
This estimate is based on returns
from only forty-tbree precincts, com
prising about one-fortieth of the state,
and is therefore not much more than a
Omaha "Decidedly mixed," is the
most expressive way to describe the
results of the election yesterday in
Omaha and Douglas county.
While the republicans carried the
county by more than their usual ma
jority on the state ticket and other
officers where strictly party votes
were polled, on several of the princi
pal county officers the competition
seems to have been a go-as-you-please
race. While the figures are not yet
complete, nothing satisfactory being
at hand from South Omaha, yet with
only five precincts to hear from in
Omaha and the country, it 6eems cer
tain that Judge Sedgwick and the re
publican state ticket have carried
Douglas county by a majority upward
of 1,500.
Omaha The Herald says: "Elec
tion returns from over the state were
slow in coming in from the scenes
of Tuesday's battle, less than one
third of the 1,600 precincts reporting
on the head of the ticket at the hour
of going to pre33. These showed a
republican gain that would bo suffi
cient, If continued throughout the
state, to wipe out the fusion majority
of two years ago and elect Sedgwick
by about the same majority as was
received by the body of the state
ticket last year."
DES MOINES, Nov. 6. A. B. Cum
mins. republican, was elected governor
yesterday by over 90,000 plurality, the
largest ever given a candidate on the
state ticket- The republican vote will
fall short about 15,000 from the vote
of two years ago, but the plurality
will be 35,000 more. The prohibition
ists have polled a heavy vote and fp
many precincts have beaten the demo
crats. The republicans make gains In
the legislature also. Two hundred and
ninety-five precincts in Iowa give Cum
mins 39,000; Phillips, 22,386. The same
precincts in 1899 gave Shaw, republi
can, 39,888; White democrat, 28,612.
mxtM from the sixty-seven counties
of the state give Frank G. Harris, re
publican candidate for state treasurer,
an apparent plurality of 51,018; Wil
liam P. Potter, republican candidate
for supreme court Judge, 44,807 plural
' 8 pain Bowl Its Thanks.
MEXICO CITY, Nov. 6. At yester
day's session of the Pan-American
congress a note was read from the
Spanish minister conveying the thanks
of the chamber of deputies of Mad'
rid for the friendly sentiments of the
conference toward Spain, as wired by
General Reyes, delegate from Colom
bla, several days ago, and expressed
at a municipal banquet. General
Reyes made a speech further explain
lng and Justifying his toast.
State Besults Quite Generally Favorable
to the Republicans.
The Landslide In Greater New York As
tounds Democrats Additional Retorns
From Nebraska, Iowa, Massachusetts
and Other Staces.
OMAHA. Nov. 7. In this city these
were successful candidates in the late
election: Sheriff, Power, dem.; judge,
Vinsonhaler, rep.; clerk, Unitt, rep.;
treasurer, Elsasser, dem.; register.
Deuel, dem.; coroner. Brailey, rep.;
superintendent, Bodwell, rep.; sur
veyor, Edquist. rep.; representative,
Battin. rep.; county commissioner.
Connolly, dem.; Waterman, rep.;
O'Keefe, dem.; police judge, Berka.
rep.; school board, Andresen, CermaU,
Homan, Funkliouser, Mcintosh.
Judge Sedgwick and the republican
candidates for university regents on
the state ticket have carried Douglas
county by some 1,700 majority. The
regents run close to the supreme
court and close to one another.
LINCOLN, Nov. 7 From all re
turns received up to noon Chairman
Lindsay of the republican state cen
tral committee estimates that Judga
Sedgwick's plurality will exceed 7.000
The entire republican ticket is elect
ed in Lancaster county. Complete re
turns give Jesse Moore, candidate for
register of deeds a majority of 31, and
B. F. Knight, candidate for treasurer,
over S00. All other nominees are
elected by between 1,000 and 2,100.
A table of forty-two counties, com
plete, shows a plurality for Sedgwick
of 6,001. These same counties last
year gave Dietrich, republican candi
date for governor, a plurality of 41, a
net gain over last year of 5,900, when
Dietrich had a plurality in tlie state
of 861. This would indicate that the
republican plurality on the head oi
the state ticket will be in the neigh
borhood of 10,000, as the counties in
cluded in the table represent more
than half the vote of t"sj state for
governor last year. Partial returns
from other counties show that the
same ratio of republican gain obtains
throughout the state.
OMAHA, Nov. 7. The Herald says.
Figures secured by the World-Herald
covering about 70 per cent of the
Btate vote on judge of the supreme
court of Nebraska indicate that in
1,121 voting precincts of the state out
of the total number of 1.611, that
Sedgwick has received 74,527 votes,
and that Hollenbeck has received 63,
118 votes, thus giving Sedgwick a ma
jority up-to-date in the first heard
from portions of the state, customarily
republican, of 11,409.
But comparisons with the Holcomb-
Reese vote of two years ago for the
same position indicate that this ma
jority will receive a big trimming
down on the late precincts.
The Result in Iowa.
DES MONIES, Nov. 7. Returns are
coming in slowly, only one-half of the
2,100 precincts have been heard from.
If the same percentage of gain in
majority continues, Cummins, repub
lican candidate for governor, will
have 92,000 over that of Phillips, dem
ocrat. The prohibition vote has been
largely Increased, advancing from 9,000
last year to 25,000 this year.
Practically every precinct heard
from shows a failing off in the demo
cratic vote.
Republicans Own Colorado.
DENVER, Colo., Nov. 7. In the
election of county officers in Colorado,
the republicans won in most of the
large counties except Arapahoe. Com
plete returns from all the precincts
in this city and all country precincts
except one" show that all the demo
cratic candidates were elected in Ara
pahoe by majorities ranging fromi
2.000 to 4,000. In many counties the
result is mixed, the offices being di
vided between democrats and republi
Will of Edward Stokes.
NEW YORK, Nov. 7. The will of
Edward S. Stokes, who died on Sat
urday last at the residence of his sis
ter, Mrs. McNutt, was filed in the sur
rogate's office yesterday. The will was
executed on February 13, 1891, before
Mr. Stokes had the disagreement with
his cousin, W. E. D. Stokes, and the
latter is the chief beneficiary under
the will. No petition setting forth the
value of the property left by Mr.
Stokes was filed with the will.
Virginia Democratic SS.OOO.
RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 7. Latest
returns in the election figures do not
alter the figures first sent out Those
figures place the democratic majority
on the state ticket about 25,000. The
indications are that the republicans
have elected one senator and four
teen members of the house. This is
a gain of eleven on the present genral
assmbly,- but that body will still be
overwhelmingly democratic in both
J branches.
student Who Was Member of Her Party
So In formes 11 1 j Friends.
NEW YORK, Nov. 5. Tho positive
conviction that Miss Ellen M. Stone
is dead Is contained in a letter which
has just been received in Boston from
Ivan Raduloff, a student, who was with
the American missionary when she
was captured by brigands in Turkey,
together with Mme. Tstlka, says the
Boston correspondent of the Press.
According to this letter the snow in
the mountains into which Miss Stone
and her companion were taken by their
captors was three feet deep three
weeks ago, at the time the letter was
written. Even in tho summer time
tho snow upon the highest summits of
these mountains does not melt. The
first snowfall usually comes at about
tho middle of September, and by the
middle of October the mountain passes
are absolutely closed to travel.
It was the conviction among Miss
Stone's friends in Samokov, Bulgaria,
three weeks ago that she could not pos
sibly have survived the rigors of her
captivity until that date. There was
a hope that Miss Stone might have
been concealed by her captors in the
monastery of St. Ivan of Sila, which is
near the Bulgarian-Turkish frontier
and on the Bulgarian side of it. So
groat was the anxiety of the Bulgarian
government to do everything in its
power to assist the United States gov
ernment in their effort to find the mis
sionary that it adopted the exceedingly
unpopular measure of ordering a
search of the monastery. This search
disclosed the fact that Miss Stone had
not been there.
Several of Gold and Sliver are Awarded)
at Pan American Kxposltiun.
BUFFALO, N. Y., Nov. 5 The hor
ticultural department of the Pan-
American exposition has just an
nounced its awards. Nebraska receives
medals as follows: State Horticultural
society, gold medal; general display of
fruits, Youngers & Co., gold medal
for displays of fruits; Theo. Williams.
Benson, gold medal for collection of
hybrid plums; silver medal, Marshall
Bros., Arlington, for display of fruits;
bronze medal, C. H. Barnard, for dis
play of apples and pears; honorable
mention, Frank Martin, Omaha, for
exhibit of plums.
In the agricultural department Ne
braska received a gold medal for a
collection of agricultural products, a
silver medal for collection of cereals,
gold medal for a display of sugar beets
and their products, and a silver medal
for a display of corn.
Connection by Telephone of England
Belgium and Holland.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Nov. 5. Bel
gium and The Netherlands are to
have telegraphic communication with
London and other large cities of Eng
land, according to a report to the
state department from United States
Consul Roosevelt, dated at Brussels,
October 10. Consul Roosevelt says
that very soon a new sub-marine tele
phonic cable will be laid connecting
Brussels with London, and that the
circuit will be so disposed as to serve,
besides London and Brussels, Antwerp,
Liege, Birmingham, Manchester and
Mr. Roosevelt says that the , point
of immediate connection on the Bel
gian side will be near La Panne, and
that the line will emerge again at
Ramsgate, on the English coast.
Will Close for Want of Coke.
PITTSBURG, Pa., Nov. 5. Eighteen
blast furnaces in the Pittsburg district
and the Mahoning and Shenango val-
lays have or are about to close down
for want of coke. The motive power
shortage on the railroads is responsi
ble for this. Suspension of these blast
furnaces will cut off pig iron produc
tion over 5,000 tons each day and
throw about 1,500 men out of work.
No relief is in sight and it is probable
other furnaces will have to close, with
the result that the steel mills will be
materially affected.
Taft Will Be on Sick List.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 5. Secretary
Root received a telegram from Gov
ernor Taft, saying that on account of
the recent operation he had under
gone he would be Incapacitated for
duty for about three weeks. He said
the operation had been successful and
that his convalescence was progress
ing satisfactorily. During his dis
ability Judge Wright, who had been
appointed vice governor, will admin
ister the affairs of the Philippine gov
Ask for Duty on Coffee. "
WASHINGTON, Nov. 5. A delega
tion from the Porto Rican chamber of
commerce, headed by Antonio Balan
quida, called upon the president and
submitted data in favor of a duty of
5 cent3 per pound on coffee from coun
tries other than Porto Rico. They
claim , that such a protective duty is
necessary to. build -up the industry. of
the island. The delegation has-been
on a touring Investigation In the Unit
ed States.
French Chamber Agrees that Sultan's
Conduct Merits Chastisement.
Government's Action Is Upheld by an
Overwhelming Majority Forte Breaks
Many Promises Belief that France's
Action Will lim Approved.
PARIS, Nov. 5. In the Chamber to
day M. Sembat (radical socialist) in
terpellated the government on thi
Franco-Prussian dispute, noticing the
action taken as being for a matena
end and contending that France ought
to have interferred at the time of
the Armenian massacres.
The foreign minister, M. Delcassti
replied that France's patience was ex
hausted by the porte's breaking its
own promises. France in the present
difficulty pursued no fresh advantage,
but everybody would agree that this
effort on the part of France ought to
at least serve to put an end to the
annoyance and unjust treatment of
which France's workers lu the Orient
had been the object. He added: "Un
less Parliament arrests our action the
government wishes to show that
France, after exemplary patience, has
other things to oppose to the long and
persistent refusal to do justice thau
simple observations. The government
Intervened in the quay questions in
order to get Turkey to fulfill its en
gagements. If the government ha
not done so there would have been
an end of the numerous enterprises
which France has created in Turkey
in the shape of railroads, roads, light
houses and banks.
"The porte has also persisted in its
refusal to reimburse Mme. Tubinl
and Lorando in spite of the decrees
of the tribunals in their favor. The
government will only present to the
porte demands which are In conform
ity with its conscience and which can
be sustained in perfect tranquillity oi
mind before the whole world. The
debt has been reduced by a large per
centage and the porte in August
agreed to give satisfaction, but on the
morrow these arrangements were for
gotten and others were proposed. Our
minister then ceased official relations
with the porte. There was no ulti
matum, but the cessation of relations
indicated that the government took
the porte's word seriously and that ii
Intended that the engagements entered
Into should be respected, but reserved
to Itself fixing the moment for the'r
"Our rights are certain and nobody
will dispute them. Our action is le
gitimate and nobody can take um
brage as it, and our patience has beeu
long, so our action must be more
As to Armenia, M. Delcasse stated
that during the last three years he
had not overlooked the question and
while defending France's material in-
terets, he had displayed equal solici
tude for its moral interests and for
its traditions.
Episcopal Military Academy Near Denver
Burns to the Gronnd.
DENVER, Colo., Nov. 5. Jarvl3
Hall, a military academy at Monte
clalr, near Denver, a school for boys,
maintained by the Episcopal church
of the diocense of Colorado, was burn
ed to the ground, causing a loss esti
mated at 175,000. Seventy-five stu
dents roomed in the building, but all
escaped without Injury. The origin
of the fire is unknown. A high wind
prevailed, and although the Denver
fire department responded to a call for
help, all efforts to save the building
were fruitless. It was insured for
$40,000. The library of Canon Rogers,
rector of th academy, one of the
finest in the west, was partially de
Canght Soon After Commission of Crime
and Pnt to Death.
negro whose name has not yet been
learned was burned at the stake in
Perry county, Miss., Saturday night.
The crime for which the negro suf
fered was committed early in the
morning and Mrs. Fortenberry was the
victim. She Is the wife of one of the
most prominent men in that section.
She was beaten into unconsciousness
by the negro. After recovering con
sciousness and while yet almost too
weak to move, she began crying for
help. -
Roosevelt Aonoints a Collector.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Nov. 5. The
president appointed John R. Bonnell of
Crawfordsvllle, Ind., . collector or in
ternal revenue for the seventh In
diana district. -' .
Vnnaton Wants to See Home.
KANSAS CITY. Mo., Nov. 5. It 13
stated that General Frederick Funston
will shortly apply for ' leave of ab
ence-.from the Philippines and re
turn to the United States on a visit
rresident Issues Ills Annual Proclama
tion, Fixing It on November tS.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 4. President
Roosevelt Saturday issued his procla
mation fixing Thursday, November 28,
as a day of national thanksgiving. It
The season is ulgh when, according
to the time-hallowed custom of our
people, the president appoints a day
as the especial occasion for praise and
thanksgiving to God.
This Thanksgiving finds the people
still bowed with sor?ow for the death
of a great and good president. We
mourn President McKinley; we also
honored him, end the manner of his
death should awaken in the breasts
of our people- a keen anxiety for the
country, and at the same time a reso
lute purpose not to be driven by any
calamity from the path of strong, or
derly, popular liberty which, as a na
tion, we have thus far trod.
Yet in spite of the great disaster it
is, nevertheless,, true that no people
on earth have such abundant cause
for thanksgiving as we have, the last
year in particular having been one of
peace and plenty. We have prosperity
in things material and have been able
to work for our own uplifting in
things intellectual and spiritual. Let
us remember that, as much has been
given us, much will be expected from
us, and that true homage comes from
the heart as well as from the HpB and
shows itself in deeds. We can best
prove our .thankfulness to the Al
mighty by the way in which on this
earth and at this time each of us does
his duty to his fellow men.
Now, therefore, I. Theodore Roose
velt, president of the United States,
do hereby designate as a day of gen
eral thanksgiving Thursday, the 28th
of this present November, and do rec
ommend that throughout the land the
people cease from their wonted occu
pations and at their several homes and
places of worship reverently thank the
Oiver of all Good for the countless
blessings of our nation.
In witness of which I have hereunto
set my hand and caused the seal of
the United States to be affixed.
Done at the city of Washington this
second day of November, in the year
of our Lord 1901, and of the lndepena-
ence of the United States the 126th.
By the president,
JOHN HAY, Secretary of State.
Manufacturing Statistics.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 4. The cen
sus bureau statistics of manufactures
in Colorado and Utah show for the
two states a capital of $77,476,420 and
4,070 establishments. In Colorado tne
capital invested in manufactures and
mechanical industries aggregate $2,-
825,427; establishments, 3.57U; wage
earners, 24,725; value of products,
$102,830,133. This is an increase of
over 135 per cent in capital and 142
per cent in value of products since
The Utah figures show a capital of
$14,650,948, an Increase of 122 per
cent. Establishments, 1,400; average
number of wage earners, 6,615; value
of products, $21,215,783, an increase of
138 per cent.
Sale of Alfalfa Fed Hogs.
LODGE POLE. Neb., Nov. 4. -S. II.
Hardin of Ranchester, Wyo., pur
chased cf Robert S.. Oberf elder 150
head of choice spring Poland-China
sows averaging in weight about 155
nounds. These sows were raised al
most exclusively on alfalfa and are or
the lance-boned Poland-China variety
The pigs will be taken to the Hardin
ranch on the Crow reservation in
Montana, where Mr. Hardin has large
tracts of alfalfa and Immense herds of
Wisconsin Judge Dead.
NENA. Wis.. Nov. 4. Judge A. I
Collins is dead at the home of his son,
A. W. Collins. He was 91 years of age
He was a son of Brigadier General
Oliver Collins, who served in the war
of 1812.
Portsmouth Ordered to Canton.
WASHINGTON. D. C. Nov. 4. The
now tonnrtment has ordered the gun
Portsmouth. N. H.. the Colon.
to relieve the gunboat Machlas, which
has been watching over affairs at mat
port for some months past.
No Additional Cases.
GLASGOW, Nov. 4. No additional
rases of the plague have been officially
reported to a late hour tonight. Two
hundred emnloves of the Central sta
tion hotel are confined to the hotel
precincts for observation.
' Conversion of'Mawa'llan Silver.'
WASHINGTON, Nov. 4. Authority
for the conversion of all Hawaiian
coins into corresponding coins of th
United States and for the immlgra
tlon of a -limited number of Chines
laborers, conditioned .upon, thir en
gaging in agricultural pursuits onlj
during their .residence In the territory
and their return to their own country
upon ceasing to be farmers, are - thi
ohlof rvnmmendations. . of . II. J3
Cooper,. acting governor.;' . .
IWce Ursrea Its Claim on Sultan With
Menace of "War Ships.
Contracts Are 8ald to lie Disregarded or
Eneronrlied I'pon War V .! Now
Going Forward to Enforce lUs- Osereee
of the French liorerument.
PARIS. Nov. 4. This morntns M.
Delcasse, minister of foreign tfTalr8.
telegraphed M. Baptist, counselor arent
for the French embassy in Constanti
nople, directing him to present today
to Tewfik Pasha. Ottoman minister of
foreign affairs, a note asking how the
Turkish government proposed to pay
the Lorando claims and demanding th
execution of the sultan's irade dealing
with that matter. The note will alw
request satisfaction regarding the
vights of France, which are delined in-
the various treaties and which in some
cases have not been respected and in
others have been encroached upon by
'ioe declarations of what has been
done bears out the statement made
yesterday regarding the intentions of
the French government. Admiral CttJl-
lard is expected to reach his destina
tion tomorrow. The foreign ofllce baa
received no news from him since his
division left the other division of the
Mediterranean squadron four days ago.
It is pointed out that the absence
of news is not surprising, as tho in
structions to Admiral Caillard were to
Bteer due south and avoid pausing in
sight of Bonifacio, Corsica or travers
ing the strait of Messina in order to
prevent his movements being signaled.
The vessels of the division carrll
only a normal supply of coal, but this
would be much more than enough to
enable them to steam 1,500 miles, the
estimated distance they must cover be
fore reaching their destination.
It is expected that Admiral Caillard
will be joined en route by the torpedo
cruiser Condora, which is stationed In
Cretan waters, and may be met by the
torpedo dispatch boat Vantour, which
is stationed at Constantinople. It is
also probable that the cruiser Admiral
Charner, which arrived at Port Said
October 31, from the far east, is being
held -aere in order to Join Admiral
Caillard if needed.
It Is further reported that three oth
er war ships are held In readiness at
Toulon to reinforce Lim should their
presence be necessary.
Communication With Dnwios by Water
A.t in f nan
FORT TOWNS END, Wash., Nov. 4
The steamer Diriro, from Skagway.
brought 100 passengers and 700 tons of
canned salmon. Navigation is practi
cally ended on the Yukon. On October
27 cake Ice was running out of Pelly
river into the Yukon. Slush Ice was
running at Dawson and the river was
daily expected to close.
Great preparations are being made
at Dawson and during the winter there
will be strong competition for over
Ice travel. An opposition stage line
will be put on. A large number of men
are working on roads and trails and
when the river freezes everything will
be In readiness for stages.
The revenue cutter Rush, with Gov
ernor Brady and Rev. Sheldon Jack
son on board, is cruising in the vicin
ity of Wrangel, visiting th Indian
Keport on School Mllltla.
WASHINGTON, D. C. Nov. 4. The
census report on school, militia and
voting ages for all states and terri
tories shows the following summary
for the country as a whole: Persons
of school age, 5 to 20 years. 26, 110,
788, cf whom 24,897.130 are native
born, 22.406,211 are white and 13,086.
160 are males; males of militia age,
16.300.3C3. of whom 13,132,280 are na
tive born; males of voting age, 21,
329,819, of whom 19,036,043 are white.
Of the total number of males 21 years
of age and over 2,326,155 are illiterate.
Of the 16,227,285 native born males 21
years of age and over. 1,706,298 are
Illiterate, and of the 5,102,534 foreign
born, 620,002 are illiterate.
Mrs. iraot Herself Agsln.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 4. Mrs. Grant
widow of General Grant, has almcst
recovered from ber recent Indisposi
tion. She suffers from a bronchial af
fection, which, however, does not con
fine her to her room. Mrs. Sartorls,
Mrs. Grant's daughter, will remain
with her mother during the winter.
Wood Burns for Three Iters.
ST. LOUIS, Nov. 4. A dispatch from
Poplar tuff, in the southeastern sec
tion of this state, says the fiercest for
est fires since 1833 are raging a few
miles south of that city. The woods
have-been In flames for three days
and thousands of cattle and horses nre
in danger. Farmers and stockmen
have turned out en masse to fight tnc
flames, but they have made very lit
tle progress.' The fic will cause a
famine for feed for cattle.
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