Harrison press-journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1899-1905, August 03, 1899, Image 4

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Governor Poynter Gives the
Boy a Hearty Welcome.
Sea Francisco, Cel.. Aug. 1. "Tes,
we're all right. We're had a fine trip
ever and are mighty glad to get home."
So shouted Colonel Mulford of the
gallant First Nebraska from the deck
of the Hancock at 1 o'clock Sunday
fcaorning to the anxious party on board
Um steam launch, Governor Irwin, tied
Up alongside. On that little boat were
Governor Poynter, Congressman Stark,
Adjutant General Barry, Hon. Cadet
Taylor and two newspaper men.
"We have 840 men and forty officers
of cur regiment on board. There are
ten or eleven men sick in the hospital
and 110 sick la quarters. No one is in
serious condition," he addded.
The big white transport was anchored
eft the barge office perhaps five miles
out from the Folsom street wharf. It
had been sighted off Point Lobos at
10:30 p. m., much to the surprise of the
"wharfingers," who did not anticipate
her arrival till sunrise. But she stead
ily steaflted in and anchored. Soon af
ter the World-Herald man was apprised
of the arrival and rustled together the
governor s party, every man of whom
had retired for the night. Gathering
at the harbor commissioner's dock
where it had been arranged through the
courtesy of the commissioners that the
Governor Irwin should be at the serv
ice of Governor! Poynter at any time,
the start was rrrade shortly after mid
night for the Hancock.
Arriving in hailing distance of the
transport, the launch was challenged
and the captain responded in a voice
that might have been heard at Oak
"The governor of Nebraska Is on
Instantly there swarmed upon the
deck of the Hancock over 200 wide
awake soldier boys, who evidently
hadn't retired at alL Then arrived sev
eral more with unmistakable evidence
of having retired. No one was allowed
to say a word till the captains were
through with their argument.
"Vou can tie up alongside," shouted
the Hancock, "but you can't come on
board. The quarantine officers haven't
been here yet."
So a compromise was made on the
tie-up, and Colonel Mulford. who was
first to lean over the rail, was quickly
Then the bluff old captain of the
launch introduced Governor Poynter,
who said:
"Gentlemen of the First Nebraska:
On behalf of the state I welcome you
home. The state Is proud of you and
la prepared to give you a grand welcome-
home. You have done bravely."
Somebody yelled: "Three cheers for
the governor," and they were given
rith a will. Adjutant General Barry
area recognized by a volunteer with a
"Hello, General Barry," and he caused
three more cheers. Then the same old
septals announced Congressman Stark,
ted Just then the whistle blew hard
noughi to wake the dead. "So say we
all, solemnly said a soldier boy, and
rverybody laughed.
Just then Major Taylor appeared in
response to questions by his father
from the launch, and recognising his
father wlth-a "Hello. Bill, how are all
ihe folks," settled down to a long-range
"What kind of a trip did you haver'
was asked of the big crowd.
"Oh, It was fine sailing, but, say, we
In't overeat ourselves with the grub,
e had some of Alger's embalmed beef
coming over. We're going back to Ne
braska to eat enough to take the wrin
kles out of our bellies. How's the
crops there this year?"
"Beet corn crop we ever had," shout
ad back General Barry.
"Good; we'll all get jobs this fall;
that's sure."
"Are any of you going to re-enlist?"
"Yes, like . We'll go to Nebraska
and shuck com first."
"How did you like General Otis?"
"Oh, he liked us," yelled one sarcastic
"He Invited me up to dinner with
him the day before we left," and then
the whole crowd yelled satirically,"? es,
Otis is a fine fellow."
So the running Are was kept up for a
few minutes, the boys being assured
that a fine camp had been prepared for
them at the Presidio, and they In turn,
over and over, expressed their exceed
togly great pleasure to get home.
"Have you any more nightcaps and
abdomlna lbandages for us?" yelled
Colonel Mulford. "The boys are about
set of gun rags." ' .
:What guns have you brought back
sTth you?" asked General Barry.
"Oh, the same old Bpringflelds. And
We have Just as much trouble In keep
ing the numbers straight as we used
to have, general."
- "How manyUtah boys are with your
was asked.
"Two hundred and sixty-two men
and twenty-six officers, in charge of
Major Brant," was the reply.
"Did any one else come with your'
"Tes; fifty-seven discharged men,
representing every regiment In Manila."
By this time the conversation thro'
thirty feet of fog and air, with hissing
Steam and splashing waves to make It
uncertain in the darkness, the old cap
tain of the launch decided to pull out,
end the launch left with three parting
ebeers for tho governor.
Early Monday morning. the govem
snent health officers boarded the trans
port, bet since there were no contagi
ous diseases on board the Inspection
was soon over and by noon the boys
were once more marching on American
smL en route to their last volunteer
eamp at the Presidio. Baa Francisco
m i ji k.i nmud on the occasion. The
Oregon boys marched to the wharf to
meet tne ieorB." .
regulars about San Francisco were or
mouthy -'RMAK.
- , -
. iu. w.h Auar. 1. From the ree-
ZJm ik. aittutmnt seBsraJ's office the
the men and officers of the First
1ST. ei mm action
a. a aswewleaav
WW Ves salAsefes. 11 Ssn
ylSim hole ead "there
. V. mtMtm iiffinars'
UM: F. S. Clever, privets.
1 UM, Dies of woueda daosfjs, M.
Andrew private, February 17. Ut
emwsn u. nay, psiva , jrs senary it,
list. KUled la actios faargesau Wal
ter A. Peer, Mareh , UN; Milton r,
Lunde, Marsh aO. ISM; WUMam 8. Orr,
private. March 30. int.
Company B: Died of disease John
Black, private. September 16, KM. Kill
ed In Actios Gustavo E. Edlund, pri
vate, February a, lsrt; Roacoe Toung,
private, March 7, 18M; Quartermaster
Sergeant Joseph B. Btorca, April 21,
ltM. Died of Disease Sergeant M. O.
Stearns, April SO, ISM.
Company C: Died of disease Ser
geant George L. Geddes, June 21, 1898
Sergeant William Evans, July 24, IBM.
Drowned Frank Knouae, private, De
cember 16, 1898. Died of wounds-
Bruce E. Macy, private, April 20, 1899,
Company D: Died of disease Harry
E. Fiske, private, on or about June 27,
1898. Died of wounds John S. Alley,
private, February 24, ISitS. Killed in
action John J. Boyle, private, April
29, 1899. Died of wounds C. M.Cwartz,
private, April 24. 1899.
Company E: Killed in action Wil
liam P. Lewis, private, August 2, 1898
Royal M. Lawton, private, March 21
1899. Died of disease H. C. Maher,
private, September 19, 1898; Earl Os
terhout, October 28, 1898; Ira Giffen,
private. October 20, 1898.
Company F: Died of disease Horace
Falkner, private, September 28, 1S!;
Arthur C. Sims, private, October 23,
1898; Corporal Walter M. Riley, April
9, 1898. Killed In action William Chil-
pot, private, Rebruary 6, 1898. Died of
wounds Warren H. Cook, private, Feb
ruary 18, 1899; A. H. Vickers, private,
April 4, 1899; H. C. Hoover, private.
May 5. 1899.
Company G: Died of disease Walter
W. Hogue, private, September 21, 1898.
Killed in action Guy C. Walker, pri
vate, March 7, 1899. Died of wounds
Captain Lee Forby, March 29. 1899.
Killed in action J. H. Spivey, private,
May 4, 1899.
Company H: Died of disease Albert
H. Burd, private, October 11, J898; Geo.
R. Smith, wagoner, March 15, 1898.
Killed in action Sergeant Charles Mel
lick, April 23, 1899. Died of wounds
W. O. Kustonborder, private, April 24,
Company I: Died of disease Alfred
J. Erisman, private, October , 1898;
Frank Schley, private, October 23. 1898;
Louis D. Passmore, private, October 4,
1898. Killed In action Edwin F. Peg
ler. private, February 5, 1899; Henry O.
McCart, private, April 25, 189t.
Company K: Died of .disease Theo
dore Larson, private, October I. 18M
Killed In action Second Lieutenant
Lester E. Sisson, April 23, 18M.
Company L: Died of disease Fred
Taylor, private, December 19, UM. Died
of wounds Ralph W. Kells, private,
February 6, 1899. Killed in action
Charles O. Balleriger, private, Febru
ary 6. 1899: James H. Whit more, pri
vate, March 30, 1803. Died of wounds-
Martin O. Legg, private. April M, UM;
Francis E. Hansen, private, April XI,
1899. Died of disease Maynard E.
Sayles, private, April 26, 1S9. Killed In
action W. O. Belden, private. May 4,
Company M: Killed In action Guy
H. Livingston, private. Rebruary 6,
1899. Died of wounds Nat E. Sims,
private, March 28, 1899.
KUled In Action Colonel ,1
Total 1
Killed In action
Died of wounds S
Died of disease ..
Total .
Killed in action S
Died of disease .1
Total . I
Died of wounds 1
Died of disease
Drowned 1
Killed in action 1
Died of wounds
Died of disease 1
Killed in action . ....J
Died of disease 1
Killed in action ..... 1
Died of wounds I
Died of disease ............ I
Killed in action ;. 2
Died of wounds
Died of disease
Killed In action 1
Died of wounds .....l
Died of disease 2
Total -
Killed In action , t
Died of dlsesse
Killed In action 1
Died of disease 1
Killed In action
Died of wounds
Died of dlsesse .
a et
itiiiiM eees e
Killed In action
Died of wounds
Grand total .,
New York. The committee on plan
and scope of the Dewey reception com
mittee held a meeUng today. It was
decMed to have a display of fireworks
in all of the fivs boroughs at points to
be designated, with an electrical dis
play for three nights at the New Tot
and Brooklyn city halls.
A report having gone oat that news,
paper men from ether aUes weald be
treated as guests of the rtty. tts oota
arittes made a report to the effect that
whits newspaper men would be treated
with every oosrteey, that weoM I act
mess the city would sesame their hotel
Ills or ether personal expanses,
Keplies from fourteen governors ae-
rMteg the invitation to take Mart Ml
the parade were receive.
While) all Desires Are Not Satisfied
th Results Accomplished May
Prove Par Reaching.
The Hague, Aug. 1. The Internation
al peace conference met lor Its last
sitting Saturday, when it was announc
ed that sixteen states had signed the
arbitration convention, fifteen the oth
er two conventions, seventeen the de
claration prohibiting the throwing of
F'"j".uic ur explosives from hallrwma
sixteen the declaration prohibiting the
use of asphyxiating gas and fifteen the
ueciarauon prohibiting the use of
pansive bullets.
A letter was read from the hum f
na io me pope, asking his moral
support of the conference. The pope's
iv'j, wmcu was reaa. promised co-operation,
recalled the fact that he had
many times performed the function of
arbitration, and assured her raMli
that, in spite of his present abnormal'
position, the pope would contiau to
sees: tne advancement of civilization.
Baron de Staal delivered the farewell.
thanking the representatives. He said
the work accomplished, while no so
complete as might be desired, was sin
cere, wise and practical. The great
principles of the sovereignty of individ
ual states and international solidity.
apparently so opposing, had been rec
onciled by what they had accomplished.
e amrmed that In time to come ln
tltutiona which had their origin in the
ieed of accord would be the domlnat-
ng influence, and that thus the work of
the conference was truly notorious.
Minister Esturnelles and Dr. Beaufort
followed, the latter saying that if the
conference had not realized Utopian
dreams, nevertheless it has disproved
pesalmistl forebodings and the moral
effect would more and more Influence
public opinion and aid governments to
reduce the limitation of armies, which
still remain a source of grave consider
ation for statesmen.
Baron de Staal then declared the
conference closed.
The three conventions dealing with
arbitration, the laws and customs of
war and the adaptation of the Geneva
convention to naval warfare were not
signed by Germany, Austria-Hungary,
China. England, Italy, Japan, Luxem
burg, Servia, Switzerland or Turkey.
The United States signed only the
arbitration convention and that under
reserve, Roumania, also made reserva
tions. The three declarations prohibiting the
throwing of explosives from balloons,
the use of asphyxiating projectiles and
the use of dumdum bullets were not
signed by Germany, Austria-Hungary.
China, England, Italy, Japan, Luxem
burg, Servia or Switzerland, and the
(United States signed only the declara
tion regarding the throwing of explo.
sives from balloons.
Chippewa Falls, Wis, Aug. L A
fleiee Are destroyed the shingle block
lumber yard of the Northwestern Lum
ber company at Stanley, Wis. About
five acres of wood and shingle blocas
enveloped in flames, and the
Ore advanced rapidly toward, the fy
The mayor of Stanley wired tl thlsVA'
for help and a steamer with a crew mt
men were sent
Boston, Mass., Aug. 1. William A.
Gilbert of Kansas City, a criminal well r
inuva inruugaoui tne west, ana nis
wife, Clara, .alias Cora, ..Gilbert, of
Spokane, Wash., were arraigned In the
municipal court and held to the grand
Jury, charged with larceny. The woman
was seen by the police to pick the pock
ets of a drunken man on the streets
and she and Gilbert were arrested aft
erward while dividing the spoils. Much
valuable plunder was found In their
rooms and on their persons.
Greenaburg, Ind., Aug. L Att 11 a.
m. , Saturday William Randolph, IS
years old, residing near Clarksburg, ten
miles northwest of this city, shot his
stepfather, Wesley Beckover, in the left
breast. Young Randolph then placed
the muzzle of the revolver to his tem
ple and fired a bullet Into his brain. He
died Instantly. Mr. Jleckover'a condi
tion Is alarming.
Chicago, 111., Aug. 1. William D. St
Clair, an old-time editor and publisher,
died here 'today. He was at different
times connected with newspapers in
different parts of the country, and was
the founder of the first penny paper In
San Francisco. Of late years he has
been living in Louisiana, where he
built the town of Happy Woods.
St Johns, N. F.. Aug. 1. The British
warship Buzzard is driving the colonial
fishermen out of the treaty coast
waters along the northeast coast of the
island, at the Instance of the French
fishermen, who claim that the colonists
are Interfering with their fisheries. A
number of colonial vessels are return
ing southward, their fishing having
been spoiled by the Buzzard's action.
Boston, Mass., Aug. 1. Commander
W. J. Baxter has taken charge of the
naval construction department at the
Chariest own navy yard, relieving Cap
tain Joseph Measter, who retires, hav
ing reached the age limit of 82 years.
Naval Constructor Baxter Is a graduate
of Annapolis, class of '81. He comes to
the yard from the Mare Island yard in
Washington, D. C Secretary Hitch
cock has declined to permit the use of
a site on the Hot Springs reservation
In Arkansas for the construction of a
federal building, unless congress so
metrically authorises. He holds that
It Is not desirable that the postofflcs
building should be constructed on mis
permanent reservation In close proxim
ity to bath houses, and that a mush
more suitable site can be obtained by
San Francisco, Cel., Aug. 1. The
story sent out from Kansas City pur
porting to describe hew Oregon troops
punished deserter Hayes Is pronounced
by ths Oregon regiment entirely untrue,
was a member of the California
regiment ana wms loana-asae i in
trenches captured by his own reeiMswt
fStwrT No Oregon or Kansas
mmmtn engaged n that eloMJsy.
Nebrssks's Governor Makes a Goes
Impression In California.
San Francisco, Cel.. Aug. 1. Goern
rr p lyntsr has become the hero of th
western olunteers at the Presidio, aa
not a man there but knows him as thi
plurky governor who said to ths legla-
latare of Nebraaka "I cannot atultlf)
myse'f and ths calm Judgment of th
thinking people of this common wealth
by giving official approval to the state
m nt that the war of conquest now be-
m carried on In the far-away Philip
1 1 ea is In defense of the principles
' our government and Is adding new
I ! ry to our flag," and they glory In
hea Governor Poynter came here,
qjieuy and unattended, to Join judg
K irk and Adjutant General Barry, who
iuA been doing effective work for the
r- caption and comfort of the gallant
Nepraska boys, he did not count oa be
is; brought prominently to the notic
f any but Nebraska volunteers. And
( frtaln republican critics said Govern.
r Poynter would wish he had stayed
nt home when the Nebraska boys met
h is.
Hut two erring gentlemen from th
u terior of Nebraska, one C. O. Whedon
and one ex-Supreme Court Comml
noner Ryan, with the accent on 'the
x, walked in where angels feared to
t ad. With a flourish of trumpets that
t tokened great quantities of wind
tney proclaimed themselves the "only
:f fichu welcomers" from Nebraska
T: governor and the military repre
tentative in congress and the adjutan
general were just simply rank outsld
era But there was a daap. dark and
villainous plot in the governor'a action
In coming here, which was exploited at
nearly a column's length In a morning
paper, according to the Ryan-Whedon
Hew of things.
Governor Poynter was here particu-
tij-ly In the forlorn hope of trying to
square himselr with the volunteers
Ut winter, they asserted. Last winter
'allfornia had troubles of her own
Ikewlse a legislature. She had nearly
orgotten those Nebraska resolutions
and but few of the volunteers from
Manila had ever heard of them.
The upshot of the vicious attack was
hat Governor Poynter's version was
Iw-n by all the local papers, the reso-
utlon and veto were published and i
wo-daya' newspaper controversy fol
owed, during which Kyan confessed
Jiat he came here for political motives.
rhe "only official welcomers" are out
lust now.
with the temper of California at its
present height from the stories of the
eUirnlng volunteers, nothing better
ould have happened to Governor
?oynter than ihn "expose" by Ryan
ind Whedon. That veto haa become
Ac talk of the town and Poynter Is
roted a trump. Now every volunteer
it the Presidio knows the story and is
roud of the governor of Nebraska, and
isBgratulate the Nebraska boys upon
Last evening at the Orpheum theater
(ccurred a little test of the soldier sen
timent, told in the Examiner thusly:
'Three hundred pinched and pallid
aces were aglow with excitement at
he Orpheum last night. Sufferings were
orgotten and voices that have long
x-en accustomed to whisper grew
.trong and volleyed forth the words of
he war songs. For last evening was
'inivalid night" at the Orpheum, and
!V ry disabled veteran of the Phllip
ir e war who returned on the Morgan
'it y and was able to leave his cot in
hi hospital was the guest of the man
ig ment. In addition, Governor Poyn
fl of Nebraska and party occupied a
at In the big playhouse. They were
rtily cheered by the soldiers."
uring the past two days the Ne-
raska officials have taken turns keep
ng open headquarters at the Palace,
hat the others might accept the na
nerous invitations to go driving, attend
llnners and other social functions ten
lered by various officials and clubs,
vbo, despite Ryan and Whedon, regard
he governor and his party as quite
ifllclal enough for them.
At least one visit is made dally to
he hospital. Today the governor and
tdjutant General Barry and Cadet
Taylor, of a party which included Sec
retary of Agriculture Wilson, Governor
Tanner of Illinois, President Mills of
he state board of trade and Editor De
foung of the Chronicle, for a drive
ibout the city and to the Cliff house.
There luncheon was enjoyed. Governor
?oynter speaking to the toast, "No
raska," referring to her great re
vources In corn and stock and polUL
:lans, giving the nation two chairmen,
f national conventions and a candidate
lor president Thurston, Allen and Hry
in. Best of all. he asserted, ha could
ipeak for the whole state and point
vith pride to Its brave representatives,
he volunteers of the First Nebraska,
Each day the Nebraaka colony here
n creased, as fathers, mothers and
:riends gathered to wait for the Haa
ck. To those who had been here for
leveral days, the suspense and the ex
pense together were wearing on the
lerves while waiting for the siren, whls
le.. Since some of the Nebraskanshad
lever heard a siren whistle, they con-'
itantly feared that every unnatural
found was the siren for sure, and ac
cordingly rushed to the windows and
tsked foolish questions in tba desire
:o satisfy curiosity and conceal lgnor
ince at the same ttme.
Among Saturday's arrivals were Cap
sin Claude Ough of Geneva and Mrs.
I, D. Hassell of Columbus. In response
0 Adjutant General Barry's suggestion
.hat chest protectors be provided for
he returning Nebraska boys, three
.ompanles have been so far provided.
James Stockham of Broken Bow tele
graphed Judge Stark to supply com
pany M throughout and charge the ex
pense to him, so seventy-six were pur
hawd. Captain Ough at once followed
lult by purchasing from his own pocket
1 like supply for company B, bis old
mm White of Hebron, who repre
sents the intereata of Geneva and He-
aren In company O, at once Dougm
heet protectors for that company,
Irawlng on the 11.200 reception fund at
Geneva for the amount
Bad Man with Bills-
Wsshlngton, D. C (Special.) Chief
Wllkie of the aecret aervlce has recelv
?d a telegram announcing the arrest of
lames L. Scott st Laird, Ky. It ap
pears that laat April, Scott under an
iseumed name, adverttaed In one of
the Cincinnati papers for a companion.
The advertisement was answered by a
Cincinnati man, who then received an
inquiry as to whether ha was a en
rraver. The latter subsequently were
turned over to the aecret officers, who
continued to correspond, it devsiopea
that Scott wanted a man to engrave tl
and M silver certificates, and after he
had fully committed himself be was
arrested snd held under bend by the
United States commissioner. Ha wsi
ba tried for using tn
poses of fraud.
C3YC0TT ti;e ltiutia
Msrchsnts Refuse to Soli Goods to
Troops or Patrons of tho Big
Consolidated Road.
der has been practically restored with- Louisiana and MlaalaslppL capital ta
in the city, the railroad strike has re- t .nrf Mann-
aolved Itself Into a general boycott of furlng company organized at Leb
the big consolidated company and ev- anon. Pa., with a capital of 130,000,000,
erybody who rides upon Its cars. to combine a number of bolt nut and
Apparently the strikers have the sym-
path y and active co-operation of all the
labor organizations of the city, and not
only are merchant, being punished for
uiiiB uii uw udwi cars, uui
are warned against selling goods to
other people who do ride on threat of
losing the trade ef union men.
Instances are given where druggists
have refused to sell medicine to people
accused of patronizing the Big Consoli
dated, and physicians have been boy
cotted for riding on the cars whils go-
Ing to see their patients.
The boycott Is most severe on the
small dealers who do business
streets that are populated largely by
union men and their sympathizers. A
number ef these merchants have pub
lished advertisement offering rewards
ranging from J25 to i00 for reliable
evidence that they or any of their
clerks or relatives have ridden on the
mrs since the strike began, and a num-
ber of communirfltlnnn hnvp hepn Rent
to the papers by physicians, grocers
ind others protesting their Innocence
Of the charge of having natrnnized the
aiiroad company.
As yet the big retail merchanW have
Dot felt the effects of th bovrott se-
verelv. thoueh It la said some of them
have been requested to forbid their
lerks to ride on the cars..
Thousands of workinc neode are eo-
ng to and from their homes In busses
3t every kind and description, from
buckster waeons to tally-hos. and in
certain sections the cars are run with
few passengers. This is not true of the
Euclid, Central and Wade I'ark lines,
arhich run throne-h tho hft mirta of
:he east end. There the cars are pretty
well filled.
The boycott of the troons has raised
he Ire of Adjutant General Axllne.who
leclares there Is a state law to punish
xople who Interfere with the militia.
There is one section of the law which
provides for $1,000 fine and six months'
mprisonment for every person who
Ties to persuade any member of the
tatlonal guard to desist from respond-
ng to a riot call duty.
General Axllne says the boycott and
-hreat of certain employes who turned
Mit with the militia are covered by this
ew and he threatens to Institute prose-
utkms against dealers If the boyecit Is
He says, also, that actions may be
egun under the civil rights law and
le sent several soldiers to a restaurant
or dinner with the express purpose of
M-glnnlng Buch an action against the
roprietor If he refused to serve them.
The police have begun to deal with
he rioters more severely. Heretofore
hey have been arraigned for misde
meanors. Herearter they will be
ibarged with felony. One prisoner was
tound over to the grand Jury on the
harge of stone throwing. The maxl-
num penalty for that offense is three
rears' Imprisonment In the penlten
Sary. Two other prisoners were arraigned
m the charge of placing obstructions
n a street railroad track. The mail
num nenaltv for that offense is eieht
rears In the penitentiary.
This action was taken by the police
m. the order of Mayor Farley.
Officials Doubt the Admiral's Senti
ments as Quoted.
Washington, D. C, Aug. 1. Official
Ire leg were considerably upset by the
ntervtew published In the New York
Herald with Admiral Dewey at Trieste,
which serious reflections are made
jpon Germany and the statement at-
ributed to him that our next" war
1 v.. ,, M..iin nth,i.h
here Is enough In the official reports
uade by Admiral Dewey while in tba
Philippines to bear out the observa- 1
lone reported In the Interview, both
Secretary Hay and Secretary Long ln-
list that there must be some mistake.
They cannot btlleve that Admiral
Dewey, who has been so discreet in all
f his public utterances up to this time,
vould comment so boldly about Inter-
latlunal affairs, especially while he la
aaaing through a European port.
There Is no doubt that Admiral Dew-
ry was suspicious of German lhterfer-
nee for some time after he first took
lold of affairs In the Philippines. His
rfficial dispatches published at the
una and since clearly Indicated this.
But the authorities Insist that a de.
Idedly better feeling now ezlsta be-
ween thla country and Germany and
hat Admiral Dewey, knowing the de-
re of the administration to encourage
hia spirit, would not Intentionally say
r do anything to promote discord.
The call of the German minister, Mr.
Von Mumm, at the state department
rave rise to the report that he had
;ome to make some representation to
iecretary Hay concerning the inter-
irlew. When I ssked Secretary Hay he
Jeclared that It was not true, that the
minister had called upon an entirely
Jlflerent matter, aao mat tne uewey
ntervlew was not mentioned. He said
hat no official action had been taken
by the department and that none would
be, certainly for the present, for he
:ould not believe that Admiral Dewey
had been correctly quoted.
I am satisfied there must be some
mistake," said Secretary Long, "Ad-
mlral Dewey could never have made
the statement attributed to him, I feel
quits sure. Then I do not see that
there could be any official attention
given to the matter.
Minister von Mumm aecunea to dis
cuss tho Dewey Interview In any way.
A member of the diplomatic corps
with whom I discussed the matter said:
My opinion la that the German gov
ernment will not take any official cog
nizance of the Interview which Admiral
Dewey gave to a Herald correspondent
at Trieste. It differs vary materially
from ths utterances of Captain Cogh
Ian, of which the German Government
complained. In this Instance Admiral
Dewey has simply expressed an opinion.
The German government and the Oar-
man people and the people of Admiral
Dswey's oountry as wall, may regret
that the admiral entartalas aaos as
opinion, but I do not see that ths Oar.
man government would be JasUAsd la
teals aay action. "
Now Consolldstlons Effsotod Dwr
Ing Past Week.
St Louis, Mo., Aug. L The weak!
trust record Is as follows:
July M The various compressed air
power companies and affiliated concerns
to be reorganised and consolidated with
capital of $100,000,000. The Whitney In
terests will be In control.
The Continental Cotton Oil company.
organised to control the manufacture of
cotton seed oil. This will be composed
of eight or ten companies of Texas,
The Mount Vernon Wood berry Cot-
I ton Duck company, incorporated under
the lawa of the state of Delaware. Four.
0. thr.nUon:
I which will control the entire cotton
I duck output of the United States. Cap-
itallaatlon, 22,500.0XiO.
pany of iioston, combining eleven con
cerns, with capital of Ijo.OOO.OOO.
July 25. The amalgamation of twen
ty-eight large plumbing material man
ufactories of the country Is perfected
under the title of Central Foundry com
pany. Capitalization, ii4.ouu.wu.
A gigantic trolley car manufacturing
trust Is projected, to Include all the car
companies In the United States. The
arrangements have not been made pub
An oil well trust formed in California
to monopolize the oil land of that
state. Capitalization, 20,u00,00u
The beef trust shows Its hand ny
rise In price of meat of 33 1-3 per cent
The hard coal trust, headed by J. f.
Morgan, extends Its operations and
I threatens an Increase of 50 to io- cents
la ton.
July 26. The American Linseed Oil
I company and the National Linseed Oil
company adjust their difficulties.
July 27. The Mccormira nimraunii
company propose to erect one or tne
argest single twine mills in tne coun-
try. It is believed that this will have
I a considerable effect upon the Cordage
I Manchester. N. H., Aug. L It has
developed from the sale to the Clti-
lens Trust X Deposit company or uai-
tlmore of the Columbia Mills company
of Columbia, S. C. that a combination,
of all the duck mills In the country has
been formed. The capital Is 116,000,000,
I and there are thirteen mills, mostly lo-
sated In the vicinity of Iialtlmore. The
president of the Columbia mms is ma
Hon. Frank P. Carpenter of this city.
me sale will be completed next wees.
South Omaha the Scene of a Mid
night Tragedy.
South Omaha, Neb.,Aug. 1. Two men
ere found in a dying condition In
this city near Duffy's saloon. Edward
Joyce had a bullet In his lung and an
itheP , hllJ .,omach. He died, almost
.nstantly. Edward Callahan was shot
In the lungs and fatally wounded.
Belated pedestrians heard a volley of
pistol shots shortly before 1 o'clock at
'Shanahan's corner." When the fusl-
-ade had ceased an excited mob Im
mediately surrounded the wounded
sen. Apparently no one had seen the
booting, and none knew whether there
Uad been a battle between the two dy-'
.ng men or whether they had been shot
ay others. A third man, who was said-
:o have received a wound, left the
icene at once, and was not seen again.
For some unaccountable reason no
police were on hand to Investigate the
murder for over an hour after the
mooting occurred. 1 ne two woundea
men my in ineir 010 upon me pave-
ment and the hysterical mob seemed
onable to grasp the situation with suf
Jclent deflniteness to know what should
'je dope. After a bit some one who rec-
gnlzed the wounded men dispatched,
i messenger for Father Judge, who ar
Ived In time to administer the last rites
if the church to Edward Callahan.
Both Joyce and Callahan were em
ployed In Armour's cellar. They went
much together and were regarded as
It finally was whispered about that
lohn Shanahan, the saloonkeeper, had
ione the shooting. Thera were those
who said they had seen the fight, but
-ney were unaoie to give a conereni
lce at Iwin arrlved on lhe ene.
ind got wind of the Bhanahan theory
.hey went to the back door of his sa-
I loon. As Policeman Montague ap
proached the dwr a shot was fired ia
I :he saloon and the search for Shanahan
s'as hastily abandoned. The police
took another tack, and at 3 o'clock la
the morning Shanahan was still at
It was generally accepted, at that
hour that Shanahan was the one who
had fired the shota which caused tba
loath of Joyce and the fatal wounding
of Callahan, but there was no one who
could atate at first hand that such had
oeen the case. The police are making
headway slowly and expect to find wit
nesses to clear up the mystery which
invclopes the extraordinary affair.
Ten Thousand on s Strike-
Chicago, III. (Special.) Ten thousand
men were thrown out of employment
ina work w PPG oa 200 buildings
In the course of erection In Chicago
Jurlng the second dsy of the striae of
tne union brl kmakers of Cook coun-
ty. The tie-ups came first on the
maller Jobs, on which the contractors
hod made precaution to Increase the
Uupply of bricks In anticipation of ths
itrlke. The bricklayers and hod car-
riers were forced to quit for the want
of material, and following them tha
carpenters were compelled to lay down
ijieir tools.
An effort will be made for an amlon-
ble adJuatmcnt of the dlfflcultlea be-
tween the brick men and the north aid
manufacturers at a meetlnr whinh haa
been called. All the Interests will be
represented that are Interested. Un
ions one aids or the other recedes from
th position held, little will be accom
plished at the conference. The strikers
till assert that they will stand firm
until sll the north aide manufacturers
Ign the union agreement, sad ths man
ufacturera say that they will stick It
out If their yards are closed all 1
New Tork. The striking freight haa
lers on the Pennsylvania and Lehigh
Valley railroads hsld a masting today,
Ths strikers to ths number of about
200 decided to follow ths Unas of the
atrtks as already adopted, and MM
they would kesp up ths strike for eta
months If necessary. They declared If
It ba found necessary to have furthev
Bid ths freight hsadlers oa the Bulla
pore a ufeM would use so snJiad 1
l':.i. ': ' , "