The Loup City northwestern. (Loup City, Neb.) 189?-1917, November 04, 1898, Image 2

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1X>UI» CITY, • -
Parties are arrnnglrg for putting In
a new telephone line In Nebraska City.
Fremont's rharlty ball will be given
Noveml>er 11th. (Jreat preparations
are making for the event.
Friends of Mr. and Mrs. Claycomb
of Bradshaw made a raid on the par
sonage, leaving many testimonials of
their love and esteem,
Miss Idlllan Morris, who was mur
dered In Omaha, formerly resided In
Fremont with her father, VV. O, Mor
ris, being engaged In promoting a
company for the construction of a
patent fence.
The board of trustees of Hastings
college Is trying to secure the old Cath
olic convent building, which Is situ
ated on a flno location Just on the
edge of the city limits north of the
city. More room la needed.
A bloody fight occurred in Beatrice
between a man who claimed to live In
Omaha but who refused to give his
name, and a young horse trader named
Blowers. The two had traded horses,
and out of this the fracas grew.
Arrangements are being made to per
mit all the poor people whose means
would not allow them to see the ex
position heretofore, to see It on Omaha
day. The matter Is In the hands of
the county charity authorities.
Will Root, a farmer living on the
Bean farm near Washington was found
dead In his bed. His wife was visit
ing her father the day before and did
not return until the next morning.
Heart trouble is thought to have been
the cause of his death.
Fight hundred and eighty acre* or
land belonging to Joseph Ellis was
Hold recently at iheriff's sale In Gage
county. The purchaser was the mort
gagor, J. L. Peachy, who bought the
property for $G,068, subject to another
mortgage of $10,000. Mr. lleacby re
sides in Salisbury. Pa.
The golden wedding of Mr. and Mrs.
Ilenry Cooper, old and respected cit
izens of Table Hock, was celebrated
last w<kk. Members of the Grand
Array of the Republic post and Re
lief corps, calling at the home in a
tody, with provisions for a feast and
other testimonials of the esteem In
which the aged couple are held.
General Gage of Lincoln is agitating
the matter of sending Christmas boxes
to the different companies of the First
regiment now at Manila. He suggests
In the way of warm whiter undercloth
ing, handkerchiefs and mending sup
plies. All boxes and packages should
he ready for shipment by November 1
If they are to reach the boys by Christ
An Italian named Charles Foley, who
has been working ou the section for
the Union Pacific Railroad company
for some time past, was run over and
Instantly killed by a freight train near
Huda, four miles east of Kearney. Ho
was terribly cut and mangled, his bead
being nearly severed from the body,
bis left foot entirely cut off and his
left leg and side mangled Into a shape
less mess.
In the district court at Wilber the
cases of Murray W. Kepler, who sued
Walter P. Hanley, a merchant of Dor
chester, for $10,000 damages for slan
der by words uttered rellectlng upon
his Integrity while he was employed
by defendant as clerk, the Jury re
turned a verdict for plaintiff for 0
cents. The slander case of T. C. Cal
lahan vs. Ed. Whitcomb, editor of the
Friend Telegraph, was continued to
next term.
The Johnson robbery rase, which
has been on trial In the district court
ended at Savannah In the sentence of
the prisoner, Arthur Johnson, to eight
years In the penitentiary at Lincoln.
While Judge Klnkaid was arraigning
tho prisoner In the severest terms pos
sible for the crime the convicted man
suddenly fainted away. A physician
was In immi-diate attendance and amid
much disorder lie was brought to, only
to collapse a second time.
The thirteenth annual convention of
the Christian Endeavors held in Hast*
ings was brought to a closo by the
election of old officers with the excep
tion of John Hoo;| if Head ice. who
was elected president Instead of P. B.
Tucker of Lincoln. Mrs. P. K Tucker
of Hastings is now superintendent of
the Junior department Instead of H.
A. Carnahan of Omaha, and H. O.
Denise of Omaha, superintendent of
Christian eltltenshlp Instead of Clark
Oherlles. After passing resolutions of
thanks to the people of Hasting* for
their loyal entertainment, Kearney
wa* agreed upon as the place for hold
ing the next meeting.
Seward dispatch' A farm house
about eight miles northeast of Sew
ard. near Uee. occupied by a fam.i/
named McMillan. together with Ilia
contents, was burned this morning
about • o'clock, Thera was no tins at
home except the two McMilleu women
and their little children, who barely
escaped with the lives. They were
sleeping up etatre. and one <4 them
escaped through a window, leaving her
baby behind. The other one ran down
stairs with her baby, and when she
saw that the other one had left her
baby up stairs she ran 1mm k and got
It, but both were unite badly burned
before she escaped from the building.
The men folka operate a threshing
machine and were away from ho •
The hone* was a good family tana res
tdea««s The amount of the lo«a or
whether there was any insurance U
The Premuot, Klkhorn A Missouri
Valley Kailfuwd company his Just
rlowed a eoAtrOgt with the city of
(’hadron, hy whkh It receives ail the
water access at.*’ In Its large ahops in
t'hadroai for a period of l«n yeara. at
(he rata of flwi per annum
Uuvernor lloleomh honored a requl*
• itIon from ttovernor lea'y of Kan«
sss for the person of Mortimer tt««u«er,
who la wanted In Wyandotte, Kaa fur
larceny from a dwelling huusy, ‘the
alleged crime la aeid In have l».*n
commuted Oriulwr |, UN A shoigua
and e»»me other article* are said to
have been taken Jinmr m under
ar real gt Norfolk
England More Active Than Ever in
Preparing Army and Navy,
Officer* Or.lereil to Only sml thltn Pr«
pareil tnr l lglillnji Kervtan Volunteer
OBIf-er* Kitl,l to Have Item)veil Olfac
tion* for IinnioUInta Mobilisation.
Lojfnojf, Nov. 1,—Them wan tin un
expected gloomy feeling this morning
upon tli* stock exchange nntl the Paris
boil rite. Both these markets were in
fluenced, it is inferred, from the ag
gressive tone of some of the French
besides this, somethin# extraordi
nary seems to hove happened and it
looks us if « crisis were approaching.
The Kritixh emergency squadron is
gathering at Devon port witli nil possi
ble speed. Haven battle ships and one
cruiser have thus fnr been designated
to join the squadron.
Onieer.a and sailors have been hur
riedly recalled from leave of absence,
several battleship! and eruisers at
Portsmouth are taking their full crews
on board and other warlike prepara
tions are making. Signal men now on
duty with tlie lirltish channel squad
ron have been ordered home for ser
vice, it is presumed ou board the aux
iliary cruisers.
A sensation has been caused by the
arrest of n supposed Russian spy at a
fort near Harwich. The man was al
ready under surveillance and went to
a redoubt, where he tried to obtain
some information from a sentry re
garding the for ti ilea lions. lie was
promptly arrested.
It was alto as-trrtcd to-day that the
commanding officer* of the l/ondon
volunteer regiments had received or
ders to prepare for immediate mobili
zation, und it wan asserted that the
different artill.-ry corps have been in
formed as to the fort; on the southern
and eastern coast* to which they have
been allotted.
The Fall Mall Gazette says: “Eng
land has been and even now is so near
war that the governmant has carried
its preparations to the farthest limit
of the preparatory stugc. It has l»een
arranged to call out the reserves and
militia and to mobilize the volunteers
simultaneously and to form large
camps at various important railroad
junctions where rolling stock and lo
comotives will he concentrated.
Victoria, 11. Nor. 1, —Commo
tion prevails at Esquimault and in the
clubs of the city frequented by nnval
men. Admiral i’ulliser is said to have
received a long cipher message In
the admiralty and immediately her
majesty's ship Amnhion. the fastest
cruiser on the station, was ordered to
prepare for sea She wilt mil at once
for Coquimbo to meet In r sister ship,
l’haeton, and from there the two will
proceed to Tahiti, the French settle
ment of the Society islan K
The Hag-hip Impericn te. which has
just returned from < omo*. is also coal
ing, and the Eeander lias been ordered
to also return from Coaiux to prepare
for nny move that may bu decided
upon. The other ships hera arc the
Dirigo, Sparrow hawk an I Ic.iru*. The
opinion nmong naval ratn is tliat Eng
land is dispatching fleets from Halifax
to the West Indies and from Ksqui
mault to Tahiti to show tho French
how utterly her colonies would ha at
the mercy of the Ilritish should tdio
make any warlike movements.
I’akib. Nov. 1.- The Eelaire say* it
learns on reliable authority that the
Faahodu question will he settled favor
ably to Cireat lirit&in by t he recall of
Major Marchand. France, the paper
adds, yields alt, reserving only the
question of the right to the liahr-el
Cl basal district, which she does not
consider as belonging to Egypt.
The Eclairs remarks: "M. Deleaase,
however, has now decided to raise the
whole Egyptian question, which should
have becu done from the first.and thus
avoid the humiliation of yielding to
the Itritiah ultimatum. When the ques
tion is thus enlarged. France will not
bn alone In its discussion with the
Marquia of Salisbury. Egypt Inter
ests all the powers. Russia has
promised M. IVlcnsse Its most effect
| ivo assistance, and, bcaides, tirrmany
; has tho biggest Interest, In view of
| h»*r Fast African possessions and trade
[ in the Far Fast, that tlia Hues eanal
| should not bctM'iftt exclusively llrltish,
j It la disposed to support Franco Kits
! *ian arguments for a definite settle
| incut of the Egyptian question."
lleststn trad Vullj Organltsil.
AaaoN, Ohio, Nov l The cnnibi
nation having for Us pui|»>M< the eon
trot of the production of the white,
black and sail stoneware in the
t ailed Male* and the Using and main
lainlng of prices hit* lawn formed
I wvaif'ili ooneerns are interested in
l he coot bine The trust has already
advanced the market a half cent a
gallon tu sum instances a cent
likme* Sis si UmS
h sassal in. Mil . Nov I I lie Ualy
of Michael Kelly who died on lletubvr
to, and was boned In Mount M.
Mary a cemetery U'lutwr S ' w*s stolen
| some lime tntwceo the date of the In
ter u»ent aud yesterday after mam at 4
1h« Isllsr iMHiaslIw Isil |li«ua
I'mis tnasi i, H I N * I i tie re
psirt that Joseph letter had bought
the KHihI* Island leastuwitv* Work*
b«r# t* ilentc I bv Rugeaa It M**>m
Id lb* eoiumlttev In eharg* of ih*
Ss irks ami by other meu i ultra* led
An Agniit Tall. Ilnw Worthing* an Idaho
Tribe la.
Wasiiixotox, Nor. 1.—The majority
of the annual reports of thu Indian
agents to the commissioner of Indian
affairs are of an encouraging nature.
Nome of the reports, however, are not
so gratifying and make some surpris
ing statements. Unusual in an annual
report is tha following arraign*
ment in the report of K, M. Yearin, in
charge of tlio l.cmlii agency in
Idaho. Ho says in part: "These
Indians us a tribe lire honest and
peaceable and kindly disposal!, but arc
about as degraded and ungrateful a
set as one finds. They have been hu
mored and, like spoiled children, want
things their way, and their condition,
mode of living and barbaric practices
should indicate that undue concessions
have l)Citn made on the part of agents.
While some will avail themselves of
the opportunity of earning their living
by civilized pursuits, others lead a
lazy, vagabond life.
"They am uddlctcd to gambling,
horse racing and done ng, anil the in
fluence of the so-called ‘modlelne-msn'
operates to the disadvantage of the
•■.Morally them Indians nro prac
tically the same us they were twenty
years ago; financially they are but
little better off. Aside from a fow
small farms, wagons and farming im
plements, held by aoiue of the more
energetic and industrious, they have
comparatively nothing except a great
number of worthless ponies. No
horned stock is owned in the tribe."
.1 It Jewel I, in charge of the New
York agency, in ids report, alleges
that after careful investigation the
funds of the Seneca nation arc almost
wholly absorbed l.y the officers of the
nation, and that they arc in collusion
with white men for such purpose.”
While Hying ilia Colonel ,\»li«.l for (
Nlrix.Krapliar lo Taka HU Kaport.
New Yokk, Not, 1.— Dr. btlmson
said that Colonel Warlng’s report on
Ilia investigations in Havana nod his
suggestions as to sanitary improve*
met)ts in tlint city, for President .Mc
Kinley, was practically eoinpleted be
fore Ilia dcatli. On Thursday he
wanted a strnographer sent for that
hu miff lit finish it. He was too weak
at that time, however. I)r. Ktirason,
however, said that the President can
obtain all the information that Colonel
Waring had gathered essentially from
the report as it stan<l». Colonel War
ing had three eopica of hl» report
made. They will lie forwarded to
Washington at an early date, but will
first be thoroughly disinfected.
A Nun-lnlon Miner l’se« a ICevolrer to
lirwnt lnterferenre,
Wasiiixotox Depot, Ind.. Nov. i.—
Richard Ueibmeister and l.con Hags
dale, coal strike leaders, have been
shot by Austin Koeher, a non-union
miner, who claims Kagsdulu tried to
hit him with a brick and that Relb
meister offered to strike him. Koeher
fired five shots, two of them hitting
Ragsdale in the neck and one landing
in Iteibnieiater's side. Kucher was ar
rested. It is feared the affair will
cause fresh trouble between the strik
ers and non-union miners.
Two of tint Member* of the IlrUion Mln
Utrr Hold Over.
Pams, Nov. I —Tho new cabinet
has just been announced. It is consti
tuted as follows: M. Dupuy, premier
and minister of the interior: M. De
Freycinet. minister of war; W. Lock
roy, minister of marine; M. Delcasse,
minister of foreign affairs; M. I’eytral;
minister of finance; M. I-eygus, minis
ter of public instruction; M. Lebret,
minister of justice; M. Ilelonicle, min
ister of eommeree; M. Ouilluine, min
ister of the colonies; M. Vigier, minis
ter of agriculture; M. Krantz, minister
of publie works.
*ol«ll*rt litplra From I mr,
K Tenn., Nov. 1 —Fear of
dentil and the sight of the dead body
of a eoinrude caused tbo death of two
members of the Third North Carolina
regiment in the Second divisiou hov
pital here.
Private Henry Johnson died late in
the afternoon. Ills death throes which
were terrible to see, were witnessed by
Private Christopher Heaves. who
raised himself from his cot, looked at
his comrade a few minutes and fell
back dead.
The nows of the Inst death was
given Corporal Thomas Heaves a few
luiuulrs later lie bewail mourning
over the death of hla brother and died
in spite of all the surge ms could do
(or Id m.
r**lk r.cceotcl la l‘re*l<l*nl tssrs
Pahib. Nov | The l nited Mates
siubukviilui' i.euerel Horace porter,
presented I vidmsud W. Peek, the
I lille-l .States etMllltli Sautter to the
Parts r>*po*itlo i of lisin, «ml the let
ter's eulleagues to President Faure this
Much Ill-In laf I a.a(M
Putt SMsiPltU Pa, Nov | More
than hn <**i botiie « o| wheal and eora
e%> tf I the ntiiia it* i«* satuiday oa
• ‘ •fit f I |1,
the st< j >svi,ti e ••.titled mostly mI
ai>l sec Ms* t>—,1,
dr loirs Me, Noe, f Will ism
II)de, at one time managing editor of
the Si t.*<u s h«p<ildle, dual yaster-lay
at his bo a* ta this «»*y of heart dta*
English Torpedo Tubes and 6-Inch
Guns to Be Used.
(tight* Honsfht I pom Mn*lm itn.l Ollier
HrltUli I'lrin* l,ong to Muggett Hint
Hmg-.lnri{ni<pn mi l Uii Kilim lie of
the Mime I itllbrr
Wasiiinutox, Nov. I. — That the
latest improvements in the manufact
ure of ordnance may tie obtained for
future men-of-war, order* have been
(jiven to Command >r F. C. i’cndlcton,
superintendent of tlic gun factory, to
go to England to inspect tlic methods
pursued there in the construction of
(funs, mounts, torpedo tube*, etc.
Wire wound gun*, which have been
to successfully developed for the En
glish navy, will lie carefully examined
by the visitirg oflicer, and, its under
water discharge tubes for torpedos
have been adopted for the battle ship*
Missouri and Ohio, lie will learn the
method of their manufacture at tlic
ordnance works of the Armstrongs.
The department lias purchased the
right to use the method of manufacture
of under-water discharge tubes from
the Armstrongs and has also bought
tiie right to use the breech mechanism
of guns built by Vickers' Sous and
J lio Hindi rapid tiring gun hint hy
Muxiiu Ik one of the latest weapons of
tlmt caliber constructed. They have
made a splendid record in recent firing
triiiU. In this (run the powder anil
projectile are separate 1, while in the
6-lnch rapid firing (funs of the United
htates navy the shell and powder are
combined by ineaiiK of a cartridge cum*.
A O-inch (run, on plun<t somewhat
himilar to tlioau followed in the eon
Ktruction of the Vickers gun, was re
cently built. Thu tests of this weapon
at tiie proving ({-rounds have demon
strated its value, and all 6-inch guns
will be constructed on the same lines.
The new type is 45-caliber in length,
weighs eight tons and is desigi e l for
a muzzle velocity of 3,001 feet a second.
It is the intention of the ordnance
bureau to equip no more protected or
unprotected cruisers with torpedo
tulies, tiie authorities being pretty
well convinced there is no necessity
for them. Water-discharged tubes
will be supplied to armored cruisers
and battle ships.
Captain Charles O'Neil’s recommend
ation that a uniform caliber of small
arms be adopted for the use of the
army, navy and marine corps lias at
tracted considerable attention in the
army and navy circles. It is expected
that Secretary Long will indorse a bill
providing for co-operation on the part
of the navy and artny to obtain a uni
form arin. Tile call's ir of the Lea
small arms in use in the navy is .t’fi.'f,
while that of the Krag-Jorguns.-n ride
is .80, The army is convinced that the
Krag-Jorgensen rltie is best for its use,
while the navy asserts that the Lea is
superior. It is not believed that any
great objection would be raised by the
navy to increasing tbi caliber of its
gun to .80. so that cartridges manu
factured for the Lee might bj use 1 for
the Krag-Jorgensen.
Ilia .Warltlinn ( omjwny a ( ontract Only
Nominally In Force.
New York, Nor. 1.—The New York
Herald's correspondent at Managua
cables that President Zelnya, in his
message to the Nicaraguan congress,
called in extraordinary session, pre
sents clearly the Nicaraguan view of
the situation, shared alike by the gov
ernment and tile people. In substance
be said: “I shall give yoti an account
of a promise of a contract for the open
ing of an iutcroceunic canal throngii
our isthmus granted to (Vagin A Frye,
representing n respectable syndicate
of American capitalists. The govern
ment has formed a clear and well de
fined opinion that tiie Cardenas Meon
cal contract of March, 1887 (the Mari
time company's contract) lias been
forfeited for non-fulfillment of its
most essential claims and for the
abandonment of work for nine
consecutive years; but wishing
to avoid annoying discussions
that might bring difficulties,
owing to the malice with which some
proceed where interests are at stake,
the government has eluded all possible
trouble by not declaring the forfeiture
of that contract ami by giving (Vagin
A Kyre a promise that shall take ef
fect when the pretended rights of tiie
old contractors arc dispose I of or com
pletely t xllngulshcd.
‘ The promise made to (Vagin A Kyre
is Insed on the s curity of the reputa
tion and standing of the parties we
are dealing with and on tiie deposit of
8i00,‘X>n in gold Hy comparing the
contract of iss; with this one you will
observe that this future one Is far
superlot. It is more practicable, yet
eueourage* and assures belter foreign
capital iu undertaking so great au
enterprise and one that carries
with it so many eventualities It
is also in many ways more ad
vantageous to Nicaragua It is
true the contract of I*s7 promises the
ceualUatloit of tha Yrlpape rieer be
tween Lakes Managua and Nicaragua,
but lVagin A Kyre offer aouietk.iig
more positive iu a iiue of iuteroceanie
transportation from the Aliautio to
the 1‘acitto that shall breuma rotu
ple‘ed three years after the eotupauy
is urgau.aed
terlo Ills ta a Wot la M telle
h tiHIlstnil, Nut I iletteral this
reports under date • f yeateldat twelve
deaths In a week among the soldiers at
Manila Among those who died of ty
phoid fever are A I* i.n and
kart tt laftf'Sl both of tha llrst
General Wood IlBlugatl Wllh Apptlea
(lon* I'roin Them.
M AXZASli.r.o, Nov. i.—The visit of
General I-connrd Wood, gorirnor of
the military department of Santiago,
ha* been instrumental in bringing all
tlie elements a mo n if tlie Cubans to tho
front. No fewer than 2,000 insurgents,
of whom 500 are oflicers, want offices,
and their clamor amounts utmost to a
There are two leading factions, one
headed by General Jesus llahi and the
other by General Uios. At present,
inott of tho offices are held by repre
sentatives of the Itabi faction, includ
ing tho mayoralty and tho custom
house inspectorships. General Wood,
in order to pacify tho Kios fac
tion, has given them six posi
tions on tho rural police force
and lias turned over to one of their
people tho lighthouse ut Capo Cruz,
together with several other minor ap
pointments. Hut neither parly is
satisfied, each thinking that it ought
to have all tho offices. General Uios
does not dare express his opinion pub
licly on General Itahi, bi^t. lie feels
that tills is Ids district, as lie has had
the nominal charge of it for three
years, and that it ought to belong to
him, so far as appointments of < ubans
to office are concerned, and all tho
more so because he represents General
| Calixto Garcia.
»no majority or mo insurgents here
iiuvo no money and go about living
from band to mouth and wondering
what will happen next. Armed men
are not allowed ration*. Ah the Cubans
will not disband and will not work,
nothing remains for them but to strut
around the city, with muehetes and re
volvers. bon 10 of them are nearly
naked; others appear in long-legged
patent leather lioot* with silver spurs,
carrying superbly wrought Toledo
machetes. A few wear immaculate
white suits and Panama huts These
are, for the most part, the New York
contingent, each man now a veritable
bombates furtoso.
General Wood and Colonel Pettit re
gard the outlook as rather discourag
ing. Still, they hope that some means
may soon he found to break up the
Cuban army. The uw*>erH of the
rank and lile are anxious to go to
work, but the leaders refuse to allow
them to do so, and the men do not
dare to do so, us they would certainly
be shot if captured.
General Wood is hoping that the
Other towns he will visit in his trip
around the province will not present
the same vexatious conditions as pre
vail here, where the Cuban problem is
presented in a very difficult form, the
most difficult lie lias yot encountered,
' Nhoolliig l)u« to
Hot Nmixos, Ark , X’ov. 1.—Mrs, X.
A. Peterson, of Montana, was shot
and painfully wounded by Mrs. Owen
Carrington, of this city. Jealousy
growing out of Carrington’s attentions
to Mrs. Peterson was the cause.
Mrs. Carrington called upon Mrs.
Peterson, Thursday, and requested her
to keep away from her husband. Last
evening Mrs. Peterson received a note
from Carrington requesting her to
come to liis place of business When
she entered the office, .Mrs. Carrington,
who was standing at the ficad of tbu
stairway leading to the second floor,
opened fire on her, shooting twice.
The second shot took effect in tho
The affair occurred on one of tlio
most prominent thoroughfares in the
city and created a sensation. Carring
ton ami Mrs. Peterson were arrested,
but were promptly released. Mrs.
Carrington was not arrested.
Reaily to I.anil In Cuba.
Washington, Nov. 1. — Arrange
incuts for the landing and ramping of
the American forces practically have
been completed in Cuba, although
■ami' of the details have not yet been
worked out. The recall at this time
of Colonel lleeker and Colonel Lee
from Havana is simply to secure their
aid here in the working out of these
Toledo, Ohio.- The young son of
Jacob Oreen, while going through the
burnyard at liucyrus, was attacked by
a flock of geese. Ho was knocked
down and his nose and cars were torn
off aud his face badly bitten. His
calls brought help, but he was sense
less when found und the get-se were
still tearing him to pieces.
Norwich, Conn.—llavid A. Wells,
the economist, is not seriously ill, ac
cording to his physician. Mr Wclla is
TO years old, und recently took cold,
which aggravated his debilitated con
dition. He is in no immediate danger
of dyiug.
W. Iahhs, Mo. Johu K. Coyle, Nine
teenth infantry, stationed at Horlo
Kieo, here on a furlough, was
shot to death by John IVrr, of Coin
pany A. Twenty Mrs! Infantry, sta
tioned at I'iatlshurg, N Y , also here
on a sick furlough. The affair oc
curred iu a saloon. Witnesses say
Coyle attempted to stall IVrr with i j
knife aud Here »li*d in self-defense.
New York Nllvla »alharina Coffin,
a Med Cross nurse who did nuhte work
during the war with U|taiu died at the 1
Host tiraduale hospital of typhoid
frier contracted Is the service of the
country niie was on a of the first
women to volunteer lor service 111 tit*
war la t uba.
Omaha. Neb lieorge i**nf( a mem- .
her of the fulled Hiatus mat me surge,
died here of typhoid fever keif Is the |
ffrst uremia r of the msrtee oiiim to die |
from disease since the hegiuutuguf the
I esiapaiga against hpalu. j
America Has Notified Spain TM
the Whole Group Will Be Taken,
I'nlteil Nlati‘1 to Aiiainn Onljr Iho I.lsblll
tin* liiriirrml In ImpriivliiK tlio Iilnmt*
—Co*t* of Oprrntlnit A-;xln<t tli« In*
• urgent* Mill It," Homo by N|»tnluril*.
Paws, Nov. 1.—The American peace
commissioners, each carrying a port
folio containing records and personal
memoranda, left their headquarters in
the Continental hotel for the meeting
with the Spanish commissioners, at
the foreign office, shortly before 3
o'clock tills afternon. Tito president
of tlie Spanish commission, Honor
Montero Bios, whose health at i:w
time was so precarious us to threaten
nn indeiinite adjournment of the ses
sions of the oomruistion, had improved
sufficiently to permit Ids attend nice at
to-day’s meeting. lie arrived at the
foreign office in a closed carriage with
his colleagues shortly after the Ameri
cans reached the meeting place.
Shortly after 3 o'clock the ten com
missioners confronted each other
across the table on which, in 1783,
Benjamin Franklin and his colleagues
signed the treaty of Independence of
the United States.
The session lusted littie more than
nn hour. The American commissioners
presented a written expression of the
purpose of the United States to take
tlie entire group of Philippine island*
and the United States agrees to assume
such proportion of the Philippine debt
as lias been incurred for the benefit of
the island* or their Inhabitants in
public works, improvements mid per
manent betterments.
It wu also set forth that the Lotted
States would not assume any part of
the Philippine debt which had been
{occurred by Spain for the furtherance
of military or naval operations to quell
insurrection of the native*.
The session was adjourn# I until Fri
day, in order to {five tha Spaniards
time to prepare a reply.
Pakih, Nov. 1.—There is a strong
impression which has b-’cn growing
here recently that the Spanish, upon
receiving definite assurance* of the
American determination to ta'.te the
entire Philippine group, would quit
the conference and all negotiations aro
modified by the attitude of the Spanish
newspapers arriving here to-day.
These are found to have wheeled into
line with the Kpoca of October 27,
which demanded that the Spanish
commissioners should sign a treaty in
Paris, no matter how oucroui the con
ditions imposed by tli a Americans.
Nevertheless despite this attitude
of the Madrid press, and despite the
denial given on Friday last by a Span
ish commissioner, who denied that the
Spaniards had any intention of with
drawing, tho Americans here will not
be surprised if one or more of the
Spanish commissioner* resign and
practically close the negotiations.
Forty-Tliro* Year* of llclon Ta lull's
I.ife on tlio ICngllth St »:j t*.
London, Nov. 1. — Helen Fnucit
(Lady Martin) the celebrated English
actress, who retired from the stage
twenty-two years ago, after a career
of forty-three years, is dead. She was
born in 1817 and was married, in 1851,
to Sir Theodore Martin, K. C, 11.
Lady Martin, for many years, held
the highest position on the English
stage and was accepted, by a great
miinber of intellectual nnd fastidious
ju Iges, as the perfect representative of
the foremost characters in the English
drama. She acted Ophelia and Juliet,
nnd she acted Rosalind arid Lady Mac
beth, and in all of them she was ac
counted adtnirab'e.
A Man anil Woman Thought They Hud
Mails Sure of Nulrliln hjr l»ro«vnlng.
Ci.Kvki.ani>, O.. Nov. !.— Rose l.aurer
aged 22, and J, K Cleckner, aged 3’,
walked out to the end of the dock of
the Cleveland Yacht club this morning
and tied themaelves together with
strips torn from a sheet. They jumped
into tlie lake.
Two Lake Shore railroad detectives
dived into the ley water after the cou
ple. The man and woman hud sunk
several times, but were rescued after a
long struggle, lioth were taken to a
Clackner is a conductor on the Cleve
land .1 Pittsburg road Iteyond saying
that they were tired of living the man
and woman would give no reasou for
'.heir attempted suicide.
s«ni|Muu May*il Away Again.
Havana, Not. I, —Rear Admiral
Kainpsou did not attend the services
yesterday ill the Independent church,
as he had lieeu advertise 1 to do. This
fact has given a great deal of satis
faction to Americans here, who feared
that his presence might be used to
give a 1111 dh ial mdur-.em.-ut to an
tnti-i ulliolie luce ting
Hum Fire In Ur tot
Rountt, Nov 1 \ great Ire In *
ft. riuagur, oue of the capitals of 1 asio >
lucre, destroyed all the publie build
ing* and many residences yesterday,
(>ne man Mae killed. The damage la
tutui .'.' l at ten lakhs |fMW,wu^
t •••!.»Iti 1 In* Items.
1‘NM-IMtfSU, Nor |, Rev. Mam
net Mutch more, one of the must prom
llteut ministers tu the Presbyterian
vhur. k, died yesterday at his home tu
this sUy. lie was aged su years and
had keen ill fur about a year.