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AVENGERS ON WAY
OF RECKONING FOR INDIANS
NOT FAR DISTANT.
Haported Annihilation of Handrol of Mn
Nat fnlly Conflrmed-itlnffrrenirnf
Start and T(Br of Troapa Not Kludly
Minafolis, Oct 8. The Journal's
Walker, Minn., says:
Tba tag Chief with 100 men and a
Galling fan started for Bog-Ga-Wah-Ge-Sbish
Point at 6 o'clock. The men
ire In a bad temper and there will be
trouble on the mainland.
Tbe Indiana at I-eech lake are being
reinforced by Caassnd Red Lake Indiana
in large numbers. A general uprising
i certain. One thousand men will be
BILIIVK BACON IS ALIVE.
MfitiAPoMB, Oct. 8. A special
the Journal from Walker nave:
"I have Just met an I ml an named
Mah-GeGuh-Bo, who came over from
Bear island in a canoe at 8 a. m. He
cays the loss of the whites is ten killed
and fifteen wounded. He denies that
the troops have been wiped out, but
rays the Indians have had tbe best of it.
Their Ions, he claim, does not exceed
five killrd and wounded. The force
with Bacon is probably sfe and more
encouragement is felt aliout it. I have
other information that there are fifty
icad Indians within a mile of tbe
A special to the Journal from Walker,
Minn., 'ays: Major Wilkinson, six
privates and one Indian policeman are
dead. Colonel Sheehan is slightly
wounded. Thirty Indians are dead.
The Journal dispatch boat, has just
returned from the battle ground. There
has been desperate fighting all the
The Journal boat brought out II. fi.
Talman, deputy marshal and Colonel
Hheehnn. Kheehan is not badly wound
ed. 'He was shot in the abdomen.
While the boat was transfering wound
ed men it was fired on from the brush.
This was a signal for an Immediate
reopening of hostilities. The troops
opened on the Indians and in a second
there wan a fierce a fight in progress as
that of the Jay before. Beaulieu nar
rjwly eocaped with his life. He had
his shoulder bored clear through. The
dispatch says: We handled provisions
and inediciiies The firing became so
hot we were compelled to weigh anchor
and steam out into the lake. The In
dians appear to be in force. Bacon's
command is too small to take the
aggressive. The detachment is entrench
ed in a good position and can bold out
co long at ammunition lasts. The steam
er Chief was met by my boat eight miles !
out and has arrived ere tllis. She'
carries a posse of armed men. Major
Wilkinson was shot and killed whi e
walking up and down admonishing tbe
tnen to keep their heads low.
CAMPAIGN WAS MIHMANAOKD.
Minneapolis, Oct. 8. Arthur J. Peg
lar, the staff correspondent of the Jour
nal wired at 8:30 yesterday frotu Walk
er, Minn ,"The torceof eighty men un
der Generrl Bucon has been annihilated.
I do not know whether Inspector Tinker
lias more information than I have, hut
he sent word to the war department
night before laat that the Third Infantry
detached had been wiped out. I got in
very late from an expedition on the
flora. Wo started out to carry supplies
and rations to the troops. If was veiy
dark off the shore and we signaled for
an hour. Corporal Nettkovn ued the
code in line at Santiago. Either the
troops had been driven inland or there
is not a man of them lull. No answer
ing signal of any sort was received, al
though we lay off and on the whole
length of the headland. lo lain! was
an impossibility in the dark as the rein
forrementi from Brainerd have not ar
rived and there was only one old rifle
on the boat. Keddy Lazard, captain of
the Flora, is a duad game man and he
would have landed. There was no pos
aible doubt that the small force on the
boat would have been annihilated if this
had been done. There were men
aboard who preferred to die in an effort
at rencue, however lu'ile it might have
been. We had our blanket and ration
for the bluecoata and if any of then
survive they slept last night In the open
air. There is not so much as a coffee
bean to divide between the whole com
tnand this morning.
CUAKOEK IH KH Ml A KAOI M T.
"At later date I am going to tell the
whole truth about this expedition. I
never knew of such gro-s mismanage.
meat or witnessed such criminal olrsti-
nacv as has been exhibited here. The
men of Bacon's command were taken
out under conditions that would dis
grace a military aargeant, were he re
sponsible for theui. Every life that has
been lost here is tireless sacrifice. It
broke my heart to see the poor fellows
dropping. Had a profier force been sent
here in ths first place not a shot would
have been fired. I have hopes that
Bacon ssay bave entrenched himself,
and that the failure to answer signals
Barred owl of llliaote.
BraiwuriaUt, III., Oct. a In the San
gamon circuit court, Judge Thompson,
on application of Attorney General Akin,
I sailed injunctions restraining the Home
Palladium Insurance tompany of Kan
Ma City, the International Progressive
otnpany of Mansfield Ohio, end the or
4er of Protector from dolog an Insur
eno btwineea in Illinois by reasou of
fail ire to nak report to the Insurance
ewjMjrlateoaoat M required by law.
was due to his determination Hot to be
tray bia location. Tbe men had 120
rounds of ammunition. I hardly think
they have exhausted their supply.
The newspaper correspondents, Brill,
Beaton and Knappen are still with the
troops. I went with the force determin
ed to save them if possible, but it wai
impossible to locate them. Immediate
ly on my return from Bear Ialaod, I
sent my chartered steamer with Gus
BotulcuU, a fr end of the Chippewas,
and a man who has Chippewa blood in
his veina, to pick tbe newspapermen op
if there is any such thing. He is now
on that mission and aa he is absolutely
fearless I bave strong hopes. I dare
not express my opinion of the outcome
so far aa they are concerned. Unarmed,
ill-clad, out of condition, without food
or drink, the press representees with
Bacon are in desperate strait. I be
lieve in our run last night we did all
that human beings could bave done to
find tbe missing.
BILtSrC IS OMNIOl B.
There was something horribly omni
ous in the dead silence that came from
the stretch of brush where the fighting
has occurred. I do not fully indorae the
belief that every man in the command
is dead, because General Bacon is an
old Indian fighter, and however badly
bandicaped, 1 doubt very much
whether he would permit twice the
number of Chippewas to get away with
Corporal Nettgoven, tbe sharpshooter,
is worth his weight in gold. He dropped
a couple of bucks over on the point yes
terday evening with his Krag-Jorgenxen
at 2,000 yards, Both the Indians were
seen to stagger and collapse after he bad
shot at them. Our fighting preacher is
worthy to be distinguished. After the
pilot was shot and I had gone aboard
the Flora after the marshal!' actions.
Iiev. Mr. Chandler took the tiller and
with a storm of balls whistling around
bis bead brought the boat away into
port. I do not know what sort of a pul
pit orator Mr. Chandler may be, but he
is a dead game fighting man with no
frills. 1 bave kissed my hand to more
whistling rille balls in the last forty
eight hours than ever I care to meet
TlllHI) KXPKMI'IO 8TAHTB.
A Secial to the Journal from Walker,
Minn., says :
"The third expedition to Tbe Point
has just started. There are fifteen rifle
men on board, picked men. The boat
carries coffee and provisions. The detail
is under the direction of ' Jr. Camp, of
V rainerd, an old Indian fighter ana a
man who never knew the name of fear.
The troops have bad nothing to eat
since yesterday noon. They have not
even hud a drink of whiskey to sustain
vitality. The night was fearfully cold.
Men without blankets must have suf
fered fearfully. Reinforcements have
been wired for repeatedly, but there is
no assurance lure that tbey will have
them today. Every man in this town
slept with a rifle across his arm. The
gang tbat came up from Brainerd under
Dr. Camp are about as determined a lot
as I ever saw. there is going to be an
Indian oxodus here as sure aa the sun
rises this morning. The temper of tbe
solJiers left here and at the agency is
something to make a man gasp.
"Lieutenant Humphery is counting
tbe minutes until reinforcements ar
rive. Tii in command will probably be
relieved when the fresh troops come and
1)6 given a chance at the enemy. There
was desultory firing frm the headlands
about this town all night. What it waa
about I could not discover. I think the
Indians were signaling in this manner.
There were 200 men under arms here.
(XOHKS WALKER SALOONS.
"Mayor Kinkle very wisely closed the
saloons at 8 o'clock. Drunken rowdies
shooting in the street were promptly
arrested. Nobody was hurt, owing to
the precautious taken. 1 have been to
the agency on my way back here. The
Indians there swear that they are
"Firing was rwumed over on the
mainland at i) o'clock. From the reports
of the Kr.ig-JorgensenB I think the
troops are far inland. If this Is the
case they are intrrnche I and can hold
their own unless ammunition is ex
hausted, in that event there can be
but one result. Every moment is ten
hours at this stage of the light. The
firing is light.
"1 cannot make Tinker !e!ieve that
the firing is by our men. Marshall
O'Connor has just left me. fie says he
will remain here until the troops arrive
at noon. He is absolutely neceesaay at
the military can only move at bis re
quest." Rome Hope for Mamanillo.
Havana. Oct. 8.A dispatch from
M amum II announce the arrival titers
today of the steamer Heine de Ios
Angeles, flying the stars and tripes,
with Col. Henry Kay and four hundred
United States troops. Colonel Kay
received possession of thecity yesterday.
Owing to the vat amount of red tape
required to obtain burial permits, many
bodies of the poor, picked up in huts
and In tbe streets, are left for days tin
hurled even after they are taken to tbe
totality la Bunaway,
While Queen Victoria, her daughter,
tbe ex-Empress Frederick of Germany,
and Princees Adolphe of Schaumburg.
Lippe were out driving at Balmoral,
Scotland, on Monday, the coachman loat
control of the horses. A eeriotia acci
dent waa only averted by lb boraea
turning Into the wooda, where the car
riage atuck between tho tree. The
members of the royal party wereaaver
PREDICT AN ATTACK
SCARE IN THE NORTH FAR
Prowling Bands of fU-dakina Whoa Ae-
tlonl Are Sunpkrloo Many bold era
Leave to Reinforce lluun-Filling up
tba Town In tho Danger Utatriet.
St. Paul, Minn., Oct. 10. A Pioneer
Preea special from Ferris, Minn., a
smalltown north of Leech Lake, says:
"A report reached here late last eve
ning of the killing of a white man near
Bear island during the day. Settlers
living near the Indian reservation are
seeking shelter in the tox'ns along the
railroad. A band of Indians, number
ing about 150, are reported camped
within two miles north of this town.
Armed eitizens are guarding the town,
expecting an attack during the night or
"Indians professing to be friendly
were at Graeland, one and a half miles
west of here, last evening, trying to
General Bacon's orders for the move
ment of more troops to the vicinity of
Leech Lake took ninety men from Fort
Snelling on a special train la-t night.
Two companies of the Fourteenth Min
nesota volunteers are field at Duluth
ready to start for points along the
Fosston line of the Great Northern,
where the two batteries of militia
artillerymen have preceded them, and
another company of the Fourteenth
regiment mad ) up of fifty men of com
pany E, of Mer iam park, and fifty
from the guard stationed in charge of
Camp Van Duzee, where the Fourteenth
is to be mustered out, was or iered to
take 9 o'clock train fomo row for points
along that Bame rM 1. These last will
take w tli .hem t.. equipment of the
two Du.uth comnanies. which was left
at Camp Van Duzee when the men
were furlotighed. Tbe government is
particularly anxious about the danger
to tbe dams a1, the headwaters of the
Mississippi, only a small guard having
been stationed there since the trouble
with the Indians came on. By tomorrow
night over 700 soldiers will be ecattered
all around Leech Lake, protecting
settlers and property from the possible
attack from the uncertain number of
Indians now in arms as-ainst the gov
ernment because they objected to being
taken to court as wimes in prosecu
tions for illegal selling of liquor to
FRIENDLY INDIANS REACH WALKKCB.
A Walker, Minn., special to the Pio
neer-Press says :
When the troops reached the agency
they tound that tbe Indians had them
selves maintained a picket line cover
ing the whole line of woods which sur
rounded the settlement. As many aa
fifty of the Indians have done picket
duty. Now that the troops are in readi
ness those preparations for defense will
probably be abandoned, but these will
be Indian scouts out alt the time ready
to bring prompt warning ol anything
that even looks dangerous. It is said
by thoie who know them that these
agency Indians will kill a hostile aa
quickly as would a soldier. Tonight
Mah-Ga-Ge-How, one of the head men
of the Bear island Indians, arrived on
tbe agency point with twenty-seven
canoe load of tbe Bear islanders, com
prising those of them who are for peac-.
There were seventy-five or a hundred in
the party, men, women and children.
They went into camp a few miles from
the agency, and Mah-Ga-Ge-Haw called
on General I! icon at once. He said that
he had told the hostiles on the island
that they could not go with him; that
he and his friends were for peace with
the while men and that they were go
ing to the agency.
"AH right," said the hostiles laconi
cally, "the them what we are doing,"
and the allowed Mah-Ga-Ge-How to de
part in peace
The old man said he knew nothing as
to the number of the hostiles, the pres
ent whereabouts and their intentions
for tbe future.
So far as he knew, none of the hostiles
were killed in the fight. As to how
many Indians were on the war path the
agency Indians are disposed to hold the
the number engaged down to less than
100, and many say they were not more
than twenty-five or thirty.
Dr Hart has prepared a paper, which
the Indians are being a ked to sign as
fet as they come into the reservation.
It is already signed by more than 100
Indians, including a dozen of the chiefs
or head men from Flat Mouth down. It
reads as follows;
"To tbe Great Father, Washington :
We, the undersigned Chippewa-Pillager
Indians of the Leech Lake rcs-rvation
in Minnesota, deplore the out-break of
some of our brethren upon this reserva
tion and believing you desire that justice
hall be done in your dealings with us,
we have, therefore, resolved in council
assembled, to remain loyal to the Unit
ed States and friendly to our white
brethren and we agree to use our influ
ence with our friends and relatives, the
Bear Island Indians, to lav down their
arms, and quietly submit to the author
itiee of the United Sate."
rights with A Murdejer.
Tilluridb. Colo., Oct. 10th. Dr.O.
F. Mentxer shot and killed hi wife
without provocation today. He then
pointed his revolver at W. E. Monroe
of Cleveland, a brother of Mrs. Mentzer,
who was visiting her Monroe grappl
ed with the murderer, and In the fight
tbat ensued the doctor 'a aknll waa frac
tured. It ia believed he will die of
bla Injuries. Monro waa not arrested.
Man tier waa temoorarilv Insane.
WORKING FOR SPAIN
Paris, Oct 11. The joint feesion of
American and Spanish peace commis
sioners waa resumed yesterday, it is
believed tbat the questions now being
discussed relate to Cuba and the ad
justment of the debtot that island.
The Paris 'newspapers continue to
work in behalf of tbe Spanish cause.
On Sunday the Matin alleged that an
understanding in regard to Cube, and
Porto Rico was impossible, "aa tbe
United States claim everything, and
the Spanish refuse nothing, but the
difficulty arises on the question of tbe
The Matin closed its remarks on the
subject by expressing tbe belief that J
we shall see tbe republic which has
just shown herself to be bo brave and
strong show herself also generous."
As the joint com missions have not
yet considered tbe Philippine question,
the Paris papers Appear to Americans
as making tbe statement tbat the
Philippines are under consideration in
order to be in a position to adjure tbe
American commission to treat Spain
A dispatch from Madrid this morning
says the cost of the Cuban and Philip
pine campaigns will exceed three billion
M. Jules Cambon, the former French
ambassador at Washington, arrived in
Paris today. He will remain here for
Madkio. Oct. 11. It is said here
that the evacuation of Porto Kico will
be ciiii pie ied next week and the ev
acuation of Cuba by the end of No
vember. Tne government is employing
twenty-one vessels in tbe repatriation
of the troops. Tbe soldiers have re
ceived their pay for June and on land'
ing in Spain they will receive twe
months pay, be given civilian clothing
and be mustered out of eervice.
reeling la Panicky.
Minneapolis, Minn., Oct 11. A
special to the Journal from Benidja,
A rumor this morning that tbe Ind
ians were coming, caused a stampede.
The people were greatly excited and
massed at the court house. The soldiers
were telegraphed for.
At 10 o'clock this morning 130 men
of the Fourteenth Minnesota left for
towns on the Foston extension of the
Great Northern road on the northern
border of tbe Leech Lake reservation
L.ieuienam-1oionel Johnson was in
A special from Walker, Minn., sayl
the council with the Indians was held
this afternoon, General Bacon told
mum i n hi me rmagerH must give up
the men for whom the warrants were
out, and must themselves return to the
agency. The terms were well received
Dy tne cuieis, and runners were sent
out to Pillagers. It is thought that ths
hostiles will accept and that the worst it
WARNED BY FRIENDLY INDIANS.
Brainerd, Minn , Oct. 11. C. M.
Breckman, a settler living on the Pins
river, has brought his family here foi
safety. There are other cases similar U
St. Paul, Oct., 11. The troops from
Duluth will be added to the forces north
of Leech Lake by tonight, company C
and part of company G having started
from Duluth at 1 : o'clock this after
noon en route to Bermidji, that town
having called for protection. More
troops are likely to be ordered to the
scene, and all arrangements have been
made for quick transportation and
equipment as soon as orders come from
Fought With Dmperatlon.
Cincinnati, O., Oct., 11. The En
quirer's special from Owcnstwro, Ken
Howard Clarke, who was wanted in
Louisville for murder and burglary, and
his girl, Ifattie Mahoneo, were both
killed while resisting arret on the In
diana side of the river near here yester
day. Clarke was wanted for the mur
der of Ollicer Hefferinan at LouiBvilJe
last August and was attempting to es
cape by row ing do n the Ohio river in
a skiff. Word had been sent along the
river by telegraph to a rest him.
Ollicer s from Otvensboro were in pur
suit when Clarke tied tin bis skiff on
the Indiana side and took to the woods. I
When detected at burglary on the Louis-1
ville si le he killed the ollicer that
caught him. When officers came upo
him Clarke and the girl both opened
fire in det-perate resistance. Clarke and
the girl were both well armed. They
were both shot dead, riddled with bul
let, in the fight that ensued, and the
ercape of the officers wan most miracul
ous. Krnncy Trial Uoe Over.
Wilminoton, Del., Oct. 11. On the
applicat or! of the United States dis
trict attorney today in the United
States court a continuance until after
November of tbe trial of United States
Senator Kenney, indicted for complicity
with W. N. Hoggs in the Iover bank
defalcation, was granted. Tbe reason
given was that of possible influence on
the pending political campaign.
Arimlta ller Ideally.
London, Oct 11 According to the
Daily Mail Dr. Nancy Guilford, who
no longer denies that she ia the mid
wife ot Bridgeport, Conn., but declare
herself almolutety innocent of any
connection with the death of Emma
Hill, says that she sailed for England
nnder an aiiumyd nam owing to
j" another matter which aba will explain
jat the proper place." She ia now in the
Infirmary of the Holloway Jail, London
nffarlDg from nervous oollapee.
GENERAL BACON SAID TO HAVE
SUFFERED CUSTER'S FATE-.
Humor Reeehea Be Paul and Partially
Confirmed Bloody Battle Fought Kurlj
In tbe Day With Indiana, In Which the
Soldier Held Their Own.
Bt Paul, Minn., Oct. 6. An uncon
firmed rumor has reached here tbat tbe
soldier and General Bacon bave been
mastacred by the Indiana at Leech
Lake. A Brainard operator says this
reported maaaacre ia true.
Walkkk, Minn., Oct. 6. In a battle
which began at 11 o'clock yesterday be
tween a detachment of United BtaM
troops under command of General
Bacon and a band of 3ear Indiana,
numbering from 150 to 200, four soldiers
were killed and nine other -whites
wounded. Tbe lose on the Indian side
is not yet known, but several were seen
to drop during the engagement. Desul
tory firing waa continued during most
of the day,, but ceased at 4:10 o'clock,
and the Indians were driven to the
The battle was fought thirty miles
from Walker, at Bog-Ah-Me-Ge-Shirks
Point, close to Bear island. A detach
ment of 100 men under General Bacon
was landed on the point shortly after 8
o'clock. The landing was effected with
considerable difficulty owing to a bigb
sea. After landing a sortie of tbe bash
was made in all directions. Tbe soldiers
went through thetuick underbrush verv
carefully and with every precaution
taken against ambush.
INDIANS riGHT UNDER COVER.
No Indians were seen until about 11
o'clock. The men had been ordered to
line np iu an open space near the lake.
Charges were drawn and preparations;
made for dinner. The order to make
coffee had been given and the soldiers
were standing in column formation
when the first shot was fired. It came
from Bog-Ah-Me-Ge-Shirk's house. The
ball struck Harry Harris, ex-marsbal of!
Walker, a half-breed. His arm was
broken. Immediately the firing became
general from all directions. It seemed;
that a shot came from every bu?h.
Three of Geneial Bacon's men dropped!
They were at on e carriad to the rearj
On the verv instant that the first shot
was heard every man in tbe command
sprang for cover, without waiting for
o-ders. Like a flash the blue column
bail vanished" and riot a sign was to be
J en of the eighty men who hud stood
erect but an instant befoie, except here
and there a little patch where a irrav
hat mightba made out. , s, ,
BACON REASSURaB OIB MIN.
General Bacon's voice waa heard high
above everything admonishing bis men.
The general stood atraight op and sup
ported by Major Wilkinson looked
right into the eye of tbe red devils.
tauy men," he called; "keep cool,
now; keep cool."., yr:v - 5-
Again thereTame a volley from the
Indians, and that wag what the troops
nau rjeen waiting lor. The Krag-Jor-gensens
opened up with a frightful rat
tle just as the pillagers made a terrifk
rueh. Half a dozen of them dropped
out and fell back yelling like fiende.
Tbe number of the Indians is alleged to
have been 150 or 200. Lieutenant Mor
rison, with a squad of twenty men,
ma le a rush to prevent the escape of
TROOI-a MAKE A CnAHOK.
The marshalls had these men under
arrest and a rescue would cert .Inly have
been effected, but Lieutentant ilorrison
yelled, "Charge, charge," and his squad
tealt-red tbe coppcred-colored gang.
By this time the troops were under
cover. The Indians were fired in a de
snl'ory way and the order was given to
charge, 'the soldiers rose, ducking and
dropping iKe grasshoppers. They
m ule the most oi tneir opportunity.
Suddenly a volley was fired by the In
diane at the steam tug Flora, which lay
off shore. A snore of buheta tore through
the frail wood work of the boat and every
man except the pilot sought cover,
borne blazed away in return with revol
vers, hut tle range was too long.
A volley was then fired at the tug
Chief, of Duluth. Inspector Tinker was
Btiot through the leg ana another ballet
went through bis coat sleeve. The Flora
atexnied awav for the agency under
orders from Marrhall O'Oonnor, who
was on board, to net the twenty men
under Lieutenant Humphrey, who had
been left there. The Indians fired a
volley directly at him. Brill, the news
paper corrorpondont, and also Beaton
luugiit on bravely with revolvers. They
took desperate chances several time and
came out safely.
OOE8 KOIl BKINK1RCKMKNT8.
i ne sieersman oi tne tug Jennie waa
shot through the arm and is badlv hurt.
The Indians fired a full volley as the tug
pulled out. On buard the Flora when
sub Btarted lor reinlorcemonta were Mar.
shal O'Connor, Deputy Morrison, Indian
Agent Sutherland and two prisoners. A
gunru of men under Corporal J. L. Net-
toxoven was sent with the Flora. Bhe
will return at once with rations and am
Lieutenant Humphery with his twen
ty men liave already started for the
front. 1 hen re of the Krag-Jorgenaens,
iweniy nines uisunt, was distinctly aud
i hie from this point. They bave been
oangi ng away all the afternoon.
OlKlaro niillgnd to I'at Hack.
Santiaoo D Cuba, Ot. 0. The Unit
ed Htatea transport Obdam, which left
here on Sunday, has returned here with
her bunkers on Are. The presence of
fire waa discovered yesterday morning
at 10 j'clook, in the main hold, which
waa at once flooded with fifty tons of
water, and a gang of men waa put to
work removing theammunltlon.of which
the ship carried a large supply. It la
hoped that the vessel will bo able to
leave amis la three dava' tinon.
WILL REDUCE RAN
HOLCOMB'S REQUE8T GRANTED BY
Troop at Manila Favored as Well aa Ooea
nel Bryan's Vomauad BcflBaaaaC
Oflleen Not Affected Kaeh Coaaaauvtaa
Be cat Mown to Highly-one Men.
Wabhinotun, Oct. 12. Tbe
partment will conform to the modified
request of Governor Hoi comb in ralst 1
tion to the Nebraska regiments, Gover
nor Holcomb suggested that the number
in each company of the First and Third
regiments be reduced to tbe minimis
of eighty-one soldier, thus allowing; a
number of discharges from both reg-i-menta.
This will keep both regimental
in the eervice. (Tbe First Nebraska ia
at Manila and the Third, Colonel
Bryan' regiment, is at Jacksonville.
Knight on Parade.
Pitpsburo, Pa., Ot. 12. What
Jerusalem wac to the crusaders almost
a thousand years, that was the city
yesterday to the Knights Templar. All
night every railroad leading into the
city, every street car line entering from
the surrounding suburbs, came in load
ed with cars holding thousands and
thousands of people. The railroads
anticipating the crowds, have made
arrangements to convey all comers to
tbe Mecca of modern pilgrims and from
a radius of several hundred miles the
towns, hamlets and villages literally
poured their population into Pittsburg.
The hour of the parade was set for 10
o'clock and from early dawn everybody
and everything was astir at the various
headquarters of the different comman
deries preparing for the march.
In the yards of the railroad depots
and the hotels all was life and bustle
and soon the first troupe of plumed
knights, dressed in the full regalia of
their various positions in the order,
appeared on the street. Here the band
was -raiting upon them, and now the
march to the rendezvous began. At 8
o'clock all down town streets were
filled with different detachments of tho
paraders, and as each had its own band
the martial airs that now begun to rend
the air with a medley of marches and.
patriotic songs was well calculated to
inspire the greatest enthusiasm.
THRONG POINTS OF VANTAGE.
In the meantime the points of vantage
along the route of the parade were
rapidly being filled up. Seats had been
erected all along the line ot marsn w
accommodate 200,000 people, and the
anxiety displayed by the aighseers ta
get possession of the coveted point of
observation led to indescribable scene
of enjoyable and amusing controversiea
between the J would-be purchaser and
the vendors of these seat. Long before
the parade began to move, however, all
these seats were occupied and in fact,
every available foot of space along the
the line of march was filled with men,
women and children, while window
and even roofs also swarmed with anxi
ous sightseers. It is estimated that tho
parade proper was made up o ,uuu
uniformed knights, moving in carriage,
on horseback or on foot, and there were
at bast a million spectators lined along
the route of the parade, which was seven
Tbe head of the parade was formed at
tbe corner of Cedar and North avenues,
Allegheny City, and at 9:30 o'clock
Brigadier General J. P. 8. Gobin, the
grand marshal of the parade, with his
staff of mounted lieutenants and aides.
left his headquarters at the Mononga-
hela, and accompanied by the strains of
Souea's march, "The Stars and Stripes
Forever," made bis way down rifth
avenue. Pittsburg, across the suspen
sion biidge into Allegheny City.
Promptly at 10 o'clock General Gobin
gave tl e command and the great parade
Considering the wonderful success
which signalized every feature of today's
parade, the absence of President Mc
Kinley, General Wheeler, Theodo-e
Roofevelt and Governor Hastings was
very much regretted, because he pres
ence of tbece notables would have put
the crown of idealiem npon an event of
unalloyed perfection that was probably
never witnessed in templariem.
Kollcved He in Suicide.
Red Oak, Ia., Oct. 12. Word waa
brought here last nigh the dead body of
an unknown man was found lving under
the bridge on Walnut creek, about nine
miles north. A coroner's jury was em
panelled and sent to the ecene The
bedy was brought to Ked Oak this
morning and is still unidentified, He
was found lying on his back, with bis
head upon an overcoat with a bullet
hole in the right temple above his ear, a
thirty-two calibre revolver lay near bis
right side with one empty chamber and
five li aded. The jury's verdict, is that
he committed suio'de. There waa $31.
70 in his pocket, but no papers or mark
of any kind by which he could be iden
tified. He is dark ccmpltxioned. with
reddish brown hair, inclined (o becurley
smooth face, abut five feet six inche
tall and weight 126 pounds
Moat Harry Evacuation.
San Juan De Pokto Bico, Oct. 12.
The American peace commissionera re
ceived an important communication
from Washington yesterday, and at the
joint tendon today tbe American told
tbe Spaniards it would bo necessary to
complete the evacuation by October 18,
under a penalty. America undertakkac
to furnish transports for tba remainder
of tbe Spanish troop at
ahould it be neoaatary.
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