Plattsmouth weekly journal. (Plattsmouth, Neb.) 1881-1901, November 05, 1898, Image 2

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"Cubans Should Now be Placed In
Highest Offices and Assume
Charge of Island."
Santiago de Cuba. (SpeclaX Majoi
Pettlt, In command of the United States
troops at Manzanillo. and military gov
ernor of the city, telegraphed today
that the Cuban general. Rlcs, offer
two armed men to assist the American
In preserving order, merely asking ra
tions In return. General Wood sent
.he following reply: "Certainly not. The
only conditions on which rations are
to be Issued are the complete disarma
ment and dlsbandment of the troops.
Some of the Cubans here consider
that the United States Is treating its
allies badly In not allowing the Cuban
forces to remain armed. They contend
that the Cuban soldiers who have been
fighting three years, who speak the Ian.
guage of the country, are better fitted
for garrison duty than "untrained vol
The Cuban General. Macia Rodriguez,
virtually voices the sentiment of the
Cuban army when he says: "We thank
the United States for the assistance It
has given us. but the time has now ar
rived when the Cuban should be placed
In the highest offices and should pre
pare to take over the island on the de
parture of the Spanish."
Cuban extremists here re Jubilant at
the reported attitude of the Cuban assem
bly at Santa Cruz del Sur. where the dele
gates, while expressing their gratitude to
the Americans, practically demand a dis
tinctive Cuban government.
The Cuban moderates, on the other hand.
regret this stand, thinking It best fcr
the United States authorities to continue
In charge of affairs for a year at least.
mo as to set things going and to prevent
any complications with foreign govern
ments. Those who advocate annexation to ths
United States are extremely anxious as
to the outcome. A prominent Cuban, now
employed under our government, who Is a
moderate and well able to Judge sf the
feeling in Santiago, says those three par
ties are well denned and would poll about
equally, but in the event of the extremists
endeavoring to force an Issue a majority
of moderates would Join the annexation
ists. General Wood Is fully resolved to allow
no more paupers to land here, especially
no more from the West Indies, a class
entirely unwilling to do hard work. One
schooner from Jamaica and one from
Hayti, loaded with negro emigrants, have
been ordered to return their passengers to
porta of embarkation.
Lieutenant Victor Blue, in command of
the prize gunboat Alvado, arrived here this
morning from Guantanamo and left this
morning to Inspect the wrecks of the six
Spanish gunboats driven ashore on July
S by United States warships, with a view
to raising spme or all of them if possible.
He consulted with Major Pettlt to ascer
tain whether the latter requires naval as
sistance. Lieutenant Blue says the Infanta Marls
Teresa will leave Guantanamo on Sunday
next for the United States, running under
her own steam, but accompanied by the
Vulcan, which will be prepared to render
any assistance necessary.
The United States transport Roumanian
arrived here today from Manzanillo. en
route to Guantanamo. with Colonel Hay's
immunes. Colonel Ray brought $3,700. rep
resenting: customs receipts at Manzanillo.
The Santiago customs receipts for Sep
tember were $33,223 81. It is expected that
the receipts for this month will exceed -
Lieutenant Colonel Wiley, lieutenant
governor of Santiago, has applied for
leave to return to the United States at
the earliest opportunity. He Is suffering
from fever.
This evening a reception was given at
the San Carlos club to the Cuban general,
Macia Rodriguez.
The Cuban colonel. Valiente. who holds
a position under the American authori
ties. Is about to leave for Sag-ua de Tan
imo to disband his late regiment.
Nebraska State Commission Per
forming Its Last Duties.
Omaha, Neb. (Special.) The Nebras
ka state exposition commission propos
es to hold Its final session November 10.
It will then cease to have an existence.
This was decided at a meeting yester
day, when all commissioners were
present, save Mr. Poynter and Secre
tary Casper. As soon as possible after
the clock strikes midnight October 31.
all the loose property of the state at
the various exhibits is to be brought
to the state building, where it can be
properly and safely taken care of until
both this property and the state
building Itself are turned over to
Commissioner of Public Lands and
Buildings Wolfe. It Is thought that
this can be done about November 3.
The pictures and hangings 1-nt the
commission for decorating purposes
will be packed as soon as can be and
returned to the owners. Mr. Wolfe
will have charge of the disposal of
the state building and of the state
property therein.
With the close of the exposition all
the employes under the commission
except the office force and the three
guards Messrs. Williams, Barrett and
HInes. are to be discharged. The
commission will recommend that the
three guards be retained to look after
the property until It Is disposed of by
the commissioner cf public lands and
The commissioners went to the ag
ricultural building at noon and en
joyed a corn dinner tendered by Mrs.
MacMurphy at the model kitchen.
The Alvarado, Potomac and Southery
have arrived at Calmanera.
Edward Tanger, aged 30 years, of
Hancock. Mich., a rough rider, died at
Boston of malaria.
It has been decided to open all the
Canadian canals Sundays after the
10th of this month.
The directors of the People's Gas Co.
of New Tork have declared the reg
ular quarterly dividend of li P cent,
payable November 23.
Four companies of the Second regi
ment of volunteer engineers now at
Montauk Point have been ordered to
General Lee's corps at Savannah.
Agricultural Department Believes
It Has Found a Remedy.
Washington. D. C. Nov. 1. During
the past two years the department of
agriculture has conducted a series of
experiments In the use of serum as a
remedy for hogs affected by cholera or
swine plague. The experiments were
conducted by Dr. P. E. Salmon, chief
of the bureau of animal industry, and
the results were eminently satisfactory,
proving that the dreaded disease can
be successfully treated easily and in
expensively. The losses suffered by
the farmers of the United States an
nually from hog cholera aggregates an
enormous sum. In Iowa alone, during
1S96. It Is estimated that the hog raid
ers lost through the ravages of t)te
rfupase 115.000.000. Scores of remedies
have been tried, but nothing even ap
proximating a specific for the disease
has ever been discovered until the de
partment of agriculture began its ex
Deriments. Last year the experiment
was conducted in Page county. Ia.
the results showing a loss of only 2i
per cent of the affected droves. This
vear the experiments have been ex
tensive and far-reaching. The bureau
treated 922 hogs. Of these. 170 died
the number saved being 81 out of every
hundred. The loss was only 19 per
cent. The animals comprised sev
teen droves and of these six droves lost
only one hog each.
On the other hand 1.107 hogs In other
droves were served and not subjected
to the serum treatment. Of these
579 died, showing a loss of 79 hogs
out of every hundred.
Speaking of the treatment Dr. Sal
mon said mere is no uuesuun ui me
effectiveness of the serum treatment
Our operations have been viewed with
keDticIsm. but the serum treatment
for hog cholera Is no longer an ex
periment. It Is a proved success and
undoubtedly will save the farmers
of the United States millions of dol
lars every year, ine cnoiera serum
is procured by keeping apart for
treatment an animal a horse or a
:ow-and injecting into its blood a
small amount of the blood of the chol
era diseased hog. This will sicken
the subject, but he will recover, when
another dose will be administered and
so on time after time until finally his
blood becomes so Impregnated as to
render him practically cholera-proof.
Then his blood is let and the clot drawn
off. leaving the thin, yellowish portion
which is the serum. This Is used to
inject Into the diseased hogs snd
operates to render them likewise chol-?ra-proof
or even cures them of the
lisease after It has developed .
How Unfortunate Clrls May Be
Helped Discussed by Council.
Omaha. Neb. (Special.) Social puri
ty was the topic lor atscussion at me
afternoon session of the National Con
gress of Women yesterday. Mrs. Kate
Waller Barrett of Washington who
presided, discussed the best methods to
iave wayward girls and scarlet women.
She told of the Florence Crittenden
missions, which would not allow a wo
man who had given birth to an lllegit-
mate child to desert it. but taught her
how to win for it an honest livelihood.
Rev. Anna Shaw declared that the
efforts of women who bad fallen to
reform and then had fallen again was
part of the heroism of the century.
he held that women of the cities
whose lives are pure and good too
often fail In their duty to aid and en-
ourage those who have failed in 'the
struggle of life.
Miss Anthony thought that the traf
fic in human bodies was one of the
?vil results of government by men. Pov
?rty she sail, was the principal cause
of social sinning, because no provision
had been made for women who were
unable, either by misfortune or poverty
o earn an honest living. By giving
women an equal chance with men to
hold responsible positions was, she be
lieved, the real solution of the problem.
New Inventions.
United States has 47.668 coke ovens:
Pennsylvania. 26,910
The caDltal invested In cotton mills
n South Carolina now amounts to $18.-
It is estimated that S5 per cent of the
ilk sroods used In the United fetates
ire the products of our own factories.
ThP labor rtress announces that E. V.
Deb has severed his official connection
with all labor unions and will take the
lecture platform.
At Lando. S. C. a contract has been
warded for the building of the Ma-
netta cotton mills, whlcn win contain
000 or more spindles.
A writer in an exchange declares that
00.000 men now do the Work. eith the
Id of machinery which needed 16.000.000
to do a few years ago.
The membershin of the Clgarmakers'
International un.on is taking a vote on
nronosltlon o abolish the out-of-work
benefit and to reduce the death benefits
bout 20 per cent.
A eood manv of the New England
otton mills may be making Silk a few
yeaia from now. Some or mem nave
aught on already to the advantages or
making the change.
It Is reported that English machine
builders have contracts for the equip
ment of many cotton mills In India, in-
ludlnar eleven mills being estaDiisnea
n Ahmedabad. where six more may be
n progress of construction.
After an Idleness of four years, the
12-lnch mill of the Glasgow Iron com
pany of Pottstown. Pa., has been put
n operation, as was also a sixiy-nve-nch
mill of the same company, giving
mployment to nearly 600 men.
The first woolen mill In the Chinese
mplre Is about to be established, ana
t will be fitted up wltn American ma-
hinery. Even If our own woolen mills
re falling, our macnine worxers ap
pear to be doing a goo business.
Cleveland Plain Dealer: "They say
Dobbins' wife has a mania for giving
away everything." "Yes. I heard she
wouldn't even keep her temper."
The coroner's Jury found no one re
sponsible for the death of the miners
at Vlrden. I1L
The Postoffice department has order
ed the establishment December 1 or
military postofflce stations In Cuba at
Ralaulrl. Guantanamo. uaracoa, can
Luis. Manzanillo. Gobara and Holguln.
All of the lake craft that were out In
Tuesday's storm have been accounted
for. The schooner Jeanneite was tow
ed Into Chicago. The barge Blabwak
has reached Sheboygan and the barge
Delta is safe at Milwaukee.
The war department has been Inform
ed of the sailing of ths Panama from
Ponce to Santiago.
Omaha Day Olth Its Thousands o
Visitors Closes a Series of Bril
liant Events In a Blaze of
Omaha. Neb., November 1. With the
gray of the first November dawn the
night of Omaha Day was declared at
end, and with It the great Trans-Mis-sisslpi
exposition with its splendid
showing of the wealth of the mighty
west, the beautiful exposition, a won
der by day and a dazzling dream by
night, officially passed into history. By
the sound of the torn, torn, the weird
cries of Turks and Egyptians, and the
vigorous lungs of thousands of gay
revelers, the big exposition plunged
into its last wild dash to death.
Although the early hours of the day
found the gates swinging siowiy, aur
Ing the afternoon the crush began, and
lasted till late at night, till 61.102 had
entered for their last good-bye. and
swelled the total since June 1 to 2,613,
With that total of 2.613,374 the expo--
sition far eclipsed anything since the
World's fair; the Midwinter exposition
with its less than 2,000,000; the Atlanta
exposition with its 1,278,863; and the
Nashville exposition with its 1,703,328.
And the last day. Omaha day, the
second best of the exposition, with its
61,102, cast Into the shade the closing
day of Atlanta with Its 16,000; of Nash
ville with its 41,703; but it did not pass
the last day of the Midwinter exposi
tion, the Fourth of July, with its 77.000.
But If this exposition lacked numbers
at its dying hour, it made up all In en
thusiasm. The business of the day was
finished in the afternoon by Omaha day
exercises at the Auditorium: a farewell
luncheon to the government board, the
heads of departments, exposition offi
cials and Omaha business men who
have been prominent in exposition
work, a fine collation served to 300 gen
tlemen at the Markel cafe at 6 p. m.;
four band concerts, two by the re
nowned Innes band; the last life saving
exhibition and the grandest pyrotech
nical display of the summer.
Then the crowd turned loose on the
Midway. Revelers with horns, whis
tles, squawkers and every contrivance
known to the fakir's art for making
noise, used them fiercely; they fought
fierce battles with confetti; threw co
logne at friend and foe, and surged
up and down the two Midways, an im
penetrable mass of humanity, from
spieler to spieler.
Midnight began approaching, and the
men out with their wives and the
wives out with their husbands went
home. So did a few other people. Hut
25,000 people didn't go. They Just sim
ply tore down every loose sign on the
Midway, and carried the pieces about
on their shoulders; they snatched every
piece of curtains, awnings or cloth
signs In sight and turned them into
banners; they carried every bottle In
sight on the top of a long stick; and
they made noise. One delegation
wrecked the Dragon's Head, knocked
out the eyes and teeth, and annihilated
the pleasant smile.
Once in a w hile some one would cre
ate a disturbance. One riot at the
Streets of Cairo nearly resulted in the
lynching of a colored man, Another
mlxup between a guard and a small
boy with a long pole over his shoulder
made West Midway a stormy place.
Other outbreaks occurred from time to
time, -but all were promptly squelched
by the guards. On the whole, however.
the crowd was good natured, out for a
good time, and had it.
To the Delegates in Attendance at
. the Military Assembly.
Santiago De Cuba. Oct. 31. Senor
Bartolomeo Maso, ptesident of the Cu
ban provisional administrative council,
has issued an address to the delegates
now in attendance at the military as
sembly at Santa Cruz del Sur, in which
he reviews the considerations upon
which the Cubans solicited the help of
the United States, and indicates their
wisest future policy. The address in
part is as follows:
"The Cubans accepted the assistance
of America, although not knowing ex
actly what were the Americans' aims.
Just as they would have accepted the
help of any country, i:i their fight
against Spain.
"As the contest picgrefsed the Cu
bans in the field wt-re gratified to hear
the solemn declaration by the United
States congress -regarding the intention
of the American government and the
path it woiad follow in the Spanish-
American . war.
"The Americana came to our help to
compel Spain to relinquish her sover
eignty over Cuba, in order that the Cu
bans themselves mignt De placed as
promptly as possible in possession of
the island; might assume the adminis
tration of its affairs and have a gov
ernment of their own.
"Therefore, the Cubans agreed to co
operate with the Americans, to obey
orders of American generals and help
in all posible ways to establish a Cuban
government when the Americans took
possession. Though America did not
recognize the government of the Cu
bans, it was well understood that the
Cubans would not on that account
abandon their organization, but that
on the contrary, the time would come
when such recognition would be grant
ed. Indeed, it was asserted to our Cu
ban representatives by one of the most
distinguished members of the United
States government and also by mem
bers of the United States senate that
in order to do away with an obstacle
that might hinder the United States to
go Into the fight for the cause of Cuban
independence, recognition of a Cuban
government must come later.
"Nevertheless, It has not been possi
ble to establish direct relations between
the Cuban and American governments
for the transaction of the public busi
ness, although the general character of
our relations throughout the war was
friendly. But we have now reached a
time when, even mere than in the days
of fighting. It is incumbent upon all
Cubans to show true patriotism, and
while making every expression of grat
itude to America for having given Cuba
freedom and independence, to make
prompt arrangements for paying off
the Cubans now in arms and for get
ting the country into working order."
The Ninth regiment. New York vol
unteers, was mustered out of the Unit
ed States service yesterday.
David A. Wells, the political econo
mist, was reported to be resting com
fortably. Mr. Wells may live one or
two weeks.
The output of ore In the Cripple Creek
district In October is valued at $1,488,136
the highest of any month in the his
tory of the camp.
W. C. Haman and John R. West, Su
perior, Wis., business men, have been
drowned in Burnside lake while hunt
ing. The bodies were recovered.
Asa Van Wormer of Cincinnati, aged
about 80 years, has made a gift to the
university of Cincinnati of $56,000, to be
used for the erection of a fireproof li
brary building. '
Major General Henry W. Lawton, re
cently in command at Santiago, has
been ordered to command the Second
army corps, relieving General Graham,
recently retired.
Can Transmit Electrlo Force for
Many Miles Through the Air.
New York.-Speclal.) Nikola Tesla.
the electrician, describes in today's is
sue of the Electrical Review a possi,
bility in electric power transmission.
His Inventions !r transmitting elec
tricity at high pressure over long dis
tances have been successfully applied
at many natural urces of power.
Probably the mosi important of these
plants in the Unittd States Is at Ni
agara Falls, costing over J6.000.000 to
install, which Buppli electricity to
many large factories and supplies elec.
trie power for running the trolley lines
of the city of Buffalo, twenty-six miles
The announcement is row made that
by employing apparatus which he had
Invented, capable of generating electri
cal pressures vastly in ex(ss of any
heretofore used, . located at natural
sources of power, the current can be
conducted to a terminal maintained a!
an tlevatlon where the rarifle.i atmos
phere is capable of conducting freely
ihe particular current produced then,
at a distant point where the entity is
to be used commercially, to maintain
a second terminal at about the sun
elevation to attract and receive u1(
current and to convey it to earth thi ,
special means for transforming anj
utilizing it.
With the article an Illustration is pre
sented, showing streams of electricity
issuing from a single terminal, giving
an estimated electrical pressure of 2,
SOO.OOO volts. The Electrical Review
comments on Mr. Tesla's novel and
startling ideas as follows:
"Tesla now proposes to transmit
without the use of any wires, through
the natural media the earth and the
air great amounts of power to dis
lances of thousands of miles. Thi
will appear a dream a tale from tbt
Arabian Nights.' But the extraordl
nary discoveries Tesla has made dur
ing a number of years of incessant la
bor, which are authoritatively describ
ed in our present issue, make it evident
that his work in this field has passed
a stage of laboratory experiment and
is ready for a practical test on an In
dustrlal scale. The success of his ef
forts means that power from such
sources as Niagara will become avail
able in any part of the world, regard
less of distance."
Something Like Six Thousand
Heads Likely to Fall Shortly.
WasTiington, D. C. (Special.) It Is
understood that a presidential edict
removing a large number of govern
ment officers from the civil service,
probably will be promulgated before
Thanksgiving day. The order Is one
which has been in contemplation for
many months, having been deferred
from time to time, owing to pressure
of war business. As at present deter
mined upon the order will affect up
ward of 6,000 places. It will include
deputies acting as collectors of internal
revenue, who are authorized to become
acting collectors, actually serving in
that capacity. There are about. 2.000 of
these deputies. The largest class af
fected Is the vrp of exaralfA sur
geons of the pension bureau, of whom
there are, In all, over 4,100. There
seems to be a general understanding
that it will be better to have these left
out of the civil service, although Sec
retary Bliss, while understood to favor
such action, would not recommend it
Over 3,000 of these surgeons are stated
at the civil service commission never to
have been classified under the civil ser
vie law. The order will clear up the
misapprehension of the status of the
whole corps and place them all outside.
About fifty office deputy
tofore reported as clasifled, but con
cernlng whose status there has been
some doubt because ef their being in
the Judicial branch of the service, are
expected to be placed in the exempt
class. There are other scattering post.
tions. Including some of a fiduciary
and confidential character, which will
aggregate possibly several hundred.
This is the scope of the order as now
outllwed in official quarters, but It is
subject to further modifications before
finally being passed upon.
Afar Department Puts a Stop
the SetllnR of Material.
Washington, D. C. (Special.) It was
stated today at the war department
hat the sale by the Spanish govern
ment of government property in Cuba
'or the benefit of the Spanish treasury
tr of the officers making the sale had
been stopped by the United States.
This practice has grown to such pro
portions that Major General Butler In
a private letter to Secretary Alger call
ed his attention to the matter.
Expensive guns of modern type, the
valuable "machinery in the government
workshops and small gunboats were
being sold by the Spaniards or pre
pared for shipment back to Spain. The
matter was laid before the president by
Secretary Alger and through the
French embassy, the diplomatic chan
nel of communication with Spain, no
tice was sent to Madrid that eithei
this property must be left intact or its
value in money would be collected from
Spain before the signing of the peace
This sharp reminder to Spain of her
obligations toward the United States
had the desired effect, and It is prom
ised that there will be no further at
tempts to dismount batteries or o re
move government property that be
longs to the Island of Cuba.
The American commissioners have
called on Spanish authorities) for an
official statement to the effect that
there are no torpedoes or mines In the
When an unmarried woman die it
Brazil the coffin, hearse and livery of
the coachman are all scarlet.
Four-fifths of all the garlic eaten In
Europe Is raised on the two Africa
islands, Zanzibar and Pemba.
In the Cuban cigar factories th
vorkers hire men and women to real
and sing to them while they work, IK
they won't talk to one another and neg
lect their tasks. .
Brooklyn Life: "So Alice has dec Idee
finally to marry an officer?" "Yes. Bh
captured him In what she positively de-
Are Willing to Concede That Cer
tain Amount of Remuneration
Be Paid In Exchange-
Paris, Oct. 31.-The American and
fepanlsn peace commissioners held a
meeting this afternoon, the health of
President Rios of the Spanish commis
sion permitting his attendance.
Immediately after the ten men seated
themselves at the table. Secretary
Moore, upon the request of Judge Day,
passed to Mr. Ferguson, the interpreter,
the formulated demands of the United
States regarding the Philippines, which
were read to the Spaniards in their own
tongue by a rapid rendering from the
English. In which they were written.
Although the Spanish commissioners
did not betray anxiety, their attention
to the reading was keen. They had
anticipated that the United States
would take over the Islands, but the
terms and details of the transfer had
all along been a subject of speculation.
The reading disclosed the fact that
the United States had determined to
to possess for itself certain territory
and parts of land bounded by and lying
Within such parallels of latitude and
lonpitude as mark the limits of the
Philippine archipelago.
Tl.e United State. does not propose
assuming the Philippine debt of $40.
000,000, hut it is willing to be responsible
to Spain for a sum of money equal to
the actual expenditures by Spain in
the Philippines for the advantage of
the islands and for the good of their
people, for permanent betterments and
for improvements, both physical and
The reading r,f the presentment speci
fies that the Vnlted State will reim
burse Spain f..r her "pacific expend
itures" made in the archipelago. This
phrase, "pacific xpenditures." is em
ployed to differentiate the expenditures
by Spain in combating the Insurrections
in the Philippines.
The one Is felt by the American com
missioners to be a fair burden on the
acquiring power, visile the other and
latter class of expenditures is held to
have been logically assumed by Spain
in the Inevitable hazar l of a nation re
sorting to arms to enforce order in its
own territory.
Such is the vital portion of the pre
sentment made by the American com
missioners today, and it N to be ob
served that while the main proposition
as to possession and flnanc i:il responsi
bility is clear and definite, many details
have been left to the developments or
the discussion between the two com
missions. Thus, while the Spaniards are quite
certain that the United Stat.-s in
tends to reimburse them for pacific
expenditures." they remark that they
are not enlightened as to whether the
Americans expect to Indorse the Span,
ish obligations to the extent of "pacific
expenditures" in the archipelago, or
whether they will hand Spain a lump
sum of gold large enough to cover
Spain's outlay so designated.
Possibly the American commissioners
themselves are not at this moment fully
determined on this point. It .is un
doubted, however, that the Americans
will care to become Identified in the
slightest degree with Spain in her re
sponsibility to her creditors. The
clearer method seems to be to hand to
Spain spot cash or something as good
and bid her to apply it on her debts by
whatever name known or to put it in
her wallet for whatever u.e she may
While the United States has desig-
nfltwl "naclflc expenditures" as those
it will reimburse to Spain, the present
ment of the American commissioners
todav did not demand either a schedule
or an Inventory or tne same irom me
Spaniards. But the suggestion natur
ally raises an Inquiry as to the kind and
quantity of Spain s "pacine expenau
ures" in the Philippines, and some light
may be given on that matter now.
There is considerable traffic between
the islands, and seme time ago a sys
tern of licht houses became necessary
Spain set out to supply this, and some
forty-eight light stations were project
eL Of these she has already con
structed seventeen of the first class
and sixteen of the second. What they
cost Is not yet known here, but in
American waters those of the first class
cost from $25,000 to $250,000 each, so
that, on an average basis of the mini
mum cost in the United States. Spain's
thirty-three light houses may represent
an outlay of $825,000.
Spain has constructed breakwaters at an expense not yet Known
here, and wharves of small value along
the Pasler river. She has recently built
barracks for 4,000 men. now occupied by
American troops, the cost of which is
not vet ascertained.
a Cavite. Spain had built a naval
station, which, before it was sacked by
the natives, was said to be equal to
KhP fnre Island station and may be
worth $2,500,000.
Whether or not the last two Items
can be strictly designated "pacific ex
penditures" must be determined in con
ference, but the light houses, water
improvements, barracks and naval sta
tion are necessary to the United States
as the owner of the Philippines and
are deemed worth a fair price.
Spain has also built some school
houses, which the Americans are will
Ing to take over at cost.
The Spanish commissioners listened
attentively, though not without some
evidence of impatience and surprise at
the financial suggestions In the Ameri
can presentment, and finally asked un
til Friday to consult the Madrid gov
ernment and make reply.
Adjournment was then taken to that
dav. After the conference was dissolv
ed the Spanish commissioners expressed
the opinion that the American aemana
would create In Spain, as It did upon
her commissioners, an excedingly grave
The Maria Teresa passed Cape Maysi,
Cuba, going at the rate of six knots
under her own steam: all well.
The Masslllon, O., Stoneware compa-
nv tiaa volunteered io mui
wages of Its employes, restoring the 12H
per cent cut made last winter.
ThP meetiner in Washington of the
LCanadlan-American commission to set
tle differences between the unuea
States and Canada has been postponed
until November 10.
Joseph C. Godfrey, proprietor or a
nnnpr mill at Rabvllle. Pa., with offices
in Boston and New Tork, has filed a
petition In bankruptcy. Liabilities,
$120,000; assets. $36,000.
The executive committee of the citi
zens' state party In New York has de
cided to not fill the vacancy caused by
the death of Colonel George E. War
ing, candidate for state engineer.
Three fishing vessels, homewardbound
from Labrador, with crews aggregating
20 persons, are now mucn overaue ai
St. Johns. N. F.. Arrangement sare
made to dispatch a search steamer.
Secretary-Treasurer T. L. Lewis of
the Ohio miners is at Columbus. O.,
making arrangements for the state con
vention, which meets in January. He
is being pushed for national president
of the United Mine Workers by his
And That IS How the Reported In
dian Uprising In Nevada Began.
Austin, Nev. Special.) The report
ed Indian outbreak at Midas Is greatly
exaggerated. There Is no danger at
the present time. Last Friday an In
dian named Ballard and a white man
named McLeod took a load of hay to
Midas. The Indian got drunk and was
carrying the bottle of whisky on the
way home. The bottle broke and the
Indian accused McLeod of breaking It
In his anger he cut McLeod about the
head and face with a knife and threat
ened to kill him. On reaching the river
the Indian wanted to get a rifle from
John Schmalling, saying he wished tc
kill George Gooding, John Bowler and
James Day. He could not get a rifle
and started after McLeod again with
the knife. McLeod got away for the
time being, but later he found Mc
Leod again and the latter In self-defense
gave the Indian a terrible beat
ing. The Indian was taken to Midas
and placed In Jail and Is now In a very
dangerous condition.
The Indians are greatly worked up
over the affair and Ballard's brothers
say that they will kill McLeod. but do
not threaten others. The deputy sher
iff at Midas asked for arms and am
munition at the request of the people
on upper Reese river, who fear that the
Indians may do mischief.
Comes Home to Be Honorably Dis
charged From the U. S. Service.
Washington, D .C (Special.) 'Gainst
the statement attributed In this morn
ing's papers to Surgeon Rush S. Hul
dekoper that he had come to this coun
try only to appear bc-fore the investiga
tion commission and would return to
Porto Rico, it is stated at the war de
partment that Surgeon Huldekoper is
not expected by the authorities either
to remain in the army or to return to
Porto Rico.
It was well understood In the offices
of adjutant general and surgeon gen
eral, and was so stated to me, that
Dr. Huldekoper was coming to the
United States to be honorably dis
charged. How much the wretched hos
pital conditions at Chickamauga, where
Dr. Hulderkoper was stationed, had to
do with this announcement is not dis
closed, but the forthcoming "discharge"
of Dr. Huldekoper was to follow closely
upon the ventilation of the hospital in
adequacies at Chickamauga.
It was distinctly understood at the
war department that Dr. Huldekoper
was to get his travel pay and sixty
days' furlough. At the end of this
time, as was repeated to me today, he
will, according to the present decision,
ie clustered out cf the service.
Son of the Noted Outlaw Charged
With Train Robbery.
Kansas City. Oct. 28. The trial -t
lesse James, son cf the no'.ed outlaw,
for complicity In the Missouri rac'.fte
train robbery at Leeds, on September
23 last, was begun In the criminal ccurt
here. The day was spent In secrr'ng
a Jury. Prominent lawyers have been
retained by both sides, a formidable ar
ray of witnesses has been subpoenaed
and a battle royal is expected. The
rase of young James, who up to the
time of his arrest for alleged complicity
in the robbery, had borne an excellent
reputation, has excited great Interest,
and many of the best men of the city
have come out In his defense. Chief of
Police Hayes, on the other hand, de
clares that he has evidence t-ufflclent to
convict James. Frank Jamej of St.
Louis, uncle cf the accused, and broth
r of the fam-d Jesse James, Is In the
ilty to attend the trial.
Young James. Kims C. Farr and R. I
Yeager, his att "neyj. swore Jud?e
John D. Wofford of. the bsnch. alleging
prejudice, thus net. sitatln? a pest
ponement. Judge W fford promptly
called In Judge Shacxljford cf Boon
rille. and set the cas fur next Monday.
Corps Surgeon Cannot
1 ell How
Serious It Is.
Savanah. Ga. (Special.) Colonel Wll
lam J. Bryan cf the Third Nebraska
.egiment has been sick In bed with en
teric fever for several days.
His regimental surgeon, lieutenant
Colonel Maus. the corps surgeon, was
called to his bedside avid has been with
him a good deal since that time. Col
onel Maus stated that he was suffering
from an attack of enteric fever and he
Is unable to tell yet how serious It may
Colonel Bryan has seen no one but a
few friends In the army corps and has
denied himself to all callers. A tele,
gram was sent to his wife and the
chances are that she will come to Sa
vannah as soon as she can get here.
His regiment came to Savannah In com
mand of Lieutenant Colonel Vifquain.
who. It is said. Is also sick and may
have to secure a leave o fabsence.
Lepers Evade Officials.
Chicago. 111. (Special.) -A special
from Washington to the News says:
Treasury officials are exercised over an
official warning tret has come to thtm
from the authorities In Canada, that
several people with pronounced rases
of leprosy have svaded the American
Immigration inspectors and crossed the
line Into the United States The offl.
cers of the imn'gatlja bureaO were
reticent concerning the matter, but ad
mitted they ha I received th? official
note from Canada and bad taken ex
traordinary means to apprehend and
expel the lepers.
An order from the war department
has been received at Fort McPherson.
instructing that a board meet at the
earliest day practicable and examine
the eight contract doctors there.
The navy department has entered Into
a contract with the firm of Harlan A
Holllngsworth of WJlmlngton, Del., for
tne construction or tne tnirty-knot tor
pedo destroyers Hopkins and HulL
The Sixth Missouri Infantry has been
designated to remain at Jacksonville
and guard the stores of the Sever'
corns until removed. This reelr- -
will not go to Savannah with
malader of the corj. .
To Have Exhibits of the People and
Things From Philippines, Porto
Rico, Cuba. Japan, Mexico,
England. France. Germany
and Others.,
Omaha, Neb. (Special.) A fortnight
since John W. Ryckman of Chicago
and Edward Marshall of New York sub
mitted a proposal to certain prominent
business men of Omaha for " the hold
ing of a fore'gn and colonial exposition
in this city In 1839. The plan presented
by these gentlemen has been approved
In the abstract by so many of those
before whom it was laid, and seems
so feasible that there now seems to be
a possibility of Omaha's having another
and in many respects equally Import
ant and successful exposition next year.
It is intended to form an entirely new
organization to take over the present
buildings and grounds, or such part of
them as may be necessary for the pur
pose, from the present company, upon
such reasonable basis as may be ar
ranged. "It is true." said Mr. Ryckman."that
a suggestion has been made to the di
rectors of the exposition to secure the
transfer of the Trans-Mississippi Ex
position buildings to a new organiza
tion to be Immediately formed, for the
purpose of holding an exposition in
Omaha next season, for which every
section of our whole country feels there
is immediate demand. If Omaha d.d
not take up the project some other city
would, but as this magnificent plant is
already here and available the carjj
are all in Omaha's hands.
"Omaha having assumed the respon
sibility of this great Trans-Mississippi
exposition and having come out of it
so triumphantly with all the splendid
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country's sake assume an equal respon
sibility and bring into direct conjunc
tion here next summer ail of the forces
that have become interlaced in our
country's greater commerce of the fu
ture in the pew territories and posses
sions acquired since the Spanish-American
imbroglio. Within a very few
months the whole political and com
mercial complexion of the country has
changed. We have assumed control of
rich colonies outside our own domain,
and the markets of Cuba, Porto Rico,
Sandwich Islands and the Philippines
now fall to us by right of conquest. The
commodities they have heretofore re
ceived from England, Germany, France
and other countries may now and must
be supplied by our own industrialists.
At the present time they are absolutely
unfamiliar with the character of the
goods used in these countries and ot
their natural products which we can
utilize. For some time this trade,
which will rapidly develop for us to an
unlimited extent, must be a question of
barter. We must utilize their products
in order to displace their goods with
our own in their markets.
"An exposition which will bring here
to the precise center of the United
States, where a great exposition plant
is ready to receive them, all the prod
ucts of our new posieBdIons and sam
ples of all the goods and wares enter
ing into their domestic and economic
systems is not only timely, but Is ab
solutely demanded, and will make Oma
ha not only the magnet of attraction
throughout the world next year by rea
son of the great importance of such a
showing, but will add vastly to its rep
utation for courage and its masterful
recognition of the necessary forces of
national advancement. Japan would
Join in such an exposition and make a
magnificent display, because of their
loudly expressed desire to become allied
to the United States in furtherance cf
her foreign commerce. Mexico has for
years plead with us for a chance to
make such an exhibition as would at
tract the attention of commercialisti
to her natural resources. The Nicar
agua Canal company would Join exten
sively and bring here the best of every,
thing in Honduras. Venezuela, Guate
mala, etc. The administration, having
evolved for the country the splendid
achievements in these territorial ag
grandizements, must favor such a dem
onstration and congress would appro
priate a very considerable sum to bring
the products and the producers of our
new possessions and allies here face to
face with our own producing cla.wes for
perfect understanding and a sur
commercial footing.
-It Is proposed to organize a com
pany with a capital stock of $250,000.
which is considered by some of Oma
ha's most prudent business men to be
an ample guaranty on the part of this
city. You may say that definite action
on the matter will be taken Immediate
ly." Free Dentistry for St. Louis Poor.
Why should n.-t a city like St. Loul.
which is so philanthropic as to maintain
public medical d1si nsarles for the poor,
also establish dental infirmaries for th
benefit of the same class?
The world over, a far as I know,
the poor must neglect their teeth until
the pain compels them to .-all at th
public dispensaries, where the physi
cians can do nothing but destroy the
tocth by extraction. I believe that the
number of patients.who would be ben
efited by such Institutiol would be a
ten to one compared wit) ithe medical
dispensaries. Impostors 1 guard
ed against, and none b.iV th' actual
poor be treated. Such at?
would bring relief to thoi l
ferers. -aii
Cleveland PlalndJ- "
Bixby had a fight I " c0'i
you? Wei, on Bixv-on,
Sampson fight." 'j
by wasn't there.' t
Eleven of the twenty":,
by the authorities starttrA
under 8uara ul 'awi
his ton refused to surr
Indians say inaiiuty
bring them In. ' -An
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