The Loup City northwestern. (Loup City, Neb.) 189?-1917, December 02, 1898, Image 3

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Sunshine in the Camp of the Third !u
brasKa Regiment.
A Mumptuou* 1 liak*gl« Ing Dinner Willi
I’ltuly of Turkey nml A I K»»«nl*l Inula — Tlie Huy* Very l.mle
! ful for Ike 1 rent.
Savannah (Ha.) dispatch to the
ft Omaha World-Herald; 'there was
Ksnorn sunshine in the ramp of the
^^^^Third Nebraska regiment today than
ithere bus been in a ioug time. It was
In the eyes of the men. in the smilea
of the ladies who served them with
all sorts of delicacies, and in the
hearts of both officers and men who
spoke In emphatic terms or the grati
tude they feit over the hospitality thin
was shown them.
There was Just snap enough in the
Atmosphere to make the hoys "turn
U>’’ with |ii will, and never was a
heartier dinner more enjoyed. Each
company had Its special table set up
At the end of the company street.
Around these tables were set pine
ftNreos, palms and other shrubbery,
ft completely enclosing the men who
i; were aeated from sixty to eighty, at
ft each table, in the center of each
QBlI table was raised the United States
ft flag, some of the companies using
P their silken colors presented Hum he
ft fore they left home.
Major J. H. McClay had turned over
ft to the ladles of Savannah the $:!ot)
ft sent hlrn through the World-Herald
1 for the purchase of turkeys and other
ft m delicacies, and many pounds of
turkeys did they provide. There were
turkeys, cakes, fruits of all kindsi
salads, coffee, chocolate and all imag
inable Thanksgiving delicacies, and
kfor each company there were ten
Savannah ladies to serve them to the
privates anil non-commissioned off!
Tin* regimental bakery was turnon
over to the men for the day, and iu
this their turkeys wpre cooked. There
was not a feature looking to the com
fort of the moo for the day that was
overlooked either by the officers or by
the ladies who provided them wlih
many delicacies In addition to what
were purchased with the money sent
from home.
Photographs were taken of the com
pany table while the men were eating
dinner, and doubtless many of them
will be sent to Nebraska.
“I wish the colonel of the regiment
cculd be here to see how the men arc.
enjoying the day,” Major Mediay re
marked. "I don’t see how you can
say enough in praise of this southern
hospitality. Really rot a dinner, but
a banquet, with all the concomitants.
When the roll was called not a man
was found missing, and the picture
you see is one that will remain In
memory for years to come.”
Captain George L. Aheldon, of com
pany H, Captain utarple, of company
C, and Captain Schwarz, of company
A, who were standing by, all voiced
the sentiment of Major JLoClay. The
officers spent the day entirely in the
Interest of their men. and stood
around the tables while the dinner
waa in progress, which means, in fact,
the greater pari, of the afternoon.
Over some of the company tallies
there were Interesting designs and de
vices. Particularly noticeable was
one over the table of Company G,
commanded now by Lieutenant -High
Nelson, In the absence on sick leave
of the captain. Worked out in gilt
and evergreen letters wus the motto
of Nebraska. "Equality beforp the
law.” Large wreaths upon which ap
peared the word, "Welcome,” in ever
greens and moss were found over
many of the tallies, and flowers and
decorations of all kinds were seen in
Through the kindness of home peo
ple and the hospitality of Savannah
the Third Nebraska has saved more
than a whole dav's ration and about
$r>0<) will go to the credit of the regi
Last night all of the commissioned
officers of the regiment paid a social
call on Brigadier General Lloyd
Wheaton, a well-known soldier of the
regular army, in whose brigade tlie
Nebraska r*-.?lment is now located.
Thev had quite a long talk with them,
and though not given to compliments.
General Wheaton congratulated the
Nebraska regiment warmly upon the
handsome appearance of its camp.
At the conclusion of the dinners
given the men. one of Hie commis
sioned officers of each company made
a short talk, in which heat-tv thanks
were given the ladles, followed bv
three cheers given with a hrarty good
The Nebrtisk«P« received their sun
ply of the new Kraa-Jorgensen gnus
veeterdav and tw*v »•"« used on H>
ens'd mount «nd»*- The officers will
be*ip tomorrow the work of instruc
tion tn the handling of these weapon*.
4 Mule nn ihe (-owralrher.
Grand Island dispatch: .luat as Ihe
engiue of the Ht. Joseph passenger
train arriving here at S:2<) approa'ued
the bridge over the middle channel
of the Platte r!vt*r last night he md
his Bremen felt the engine atdK *
something, but they kept on coming
until they readied Martin flrhlmmer
lake. The engine was here observed
to tie raising considerable dust, hi* I
Engineer Watson and Kite man Ills hop
stopped the train to dtacover the evus
of the dual aud the alight Jarring oc
caatonalty fell. They found a * iod
stie.1 mule »>n the front end and so
mixed up with the loeomottve H at
they were comtudled to shoo the itul
mal In two before being able to de
|H«alt the remains hy th» roadstd
IlMfcS'l UlMItW
fU t'oiumlssloaer IhwheU has «*>ui
pletesl the book* for th" ussessmeui
„l all b«t ordinary personal leave. a*
follows; _ ...
l»»t» IMS.
■ __ > j.iii.iw i
idly lota 13,211.liO
Addition* »•*!««•
Uailr«M*l> 2*A,M*
Omaha Melt I. ..
Telegraph •
;;r .*2 as
lUuk* *7 *•'
Totgla »3* IM,I»-!« T*'
I'lgorn »n Ilia Nebraska Hire. Ion.
Official reiurns tabulated In the of
fice of the secretary of state shows
bat the fuslonist governor-elect re
ceived 2,721 votes more tuan Judge
ML I* Hayward, republican. Mr. Hay
ward leads the republican ticket w.'-li
92,982 votes, while Mr. Poyn'.o- '“alt
the fusion ticket with 95,703.
In point of number of votes re
celved the republican candidates come
in this order; Hayward, ..mas. Mm
phy, Haylor, N. It. Jackson. Morien
sen, Mathews, Williams. The fus.on
Ist. candidates rani; In this order In
the number of votes received: Pnyn
ter, Meserve, Gilbert, Cornell. W. Ft
Jackson, Wolfe, Port *r, .-tmyth. Sec
retary erf State Porter ranks lowest In
Fuslonist pluralities are as follows:
Meserve. 3,417; Cornell, 3,136; Wolfe,
3,032; Jackson, 2,804: Poynter, 2.721;
Gilbert, 2,700; Smyth, 2,601; Porter,
The total vote cast MerrtcK comity
not Included, is 193 362. latsl year
the total vote east was 200,647. This
year the total vote chhi for governor
was 188,685, and the total vote for su
preme judge 'act year was 'Ol.yV.7.
Thhc year Hayward had 92 98? vote*,
while Judge Poet received S9 009 v ites
last year.
The official vote cm state officers Is
as follows:
Governor: Hayward, republican,
92,982; Poynter, ! unionist, 9i>,iU3;
Muir, prohibitionist, 1,724; It. 3. Airy,
socialist labor, 248.
Lieutenant-governor: Murphy, re
publican, 92,160; Gilbert, fuslonist,
94,850; Lowrle, populist, 1,778; Her
rlgan, hoc lallst labor, 254.
Secretary of wtate; Duras, repub
lican. 92,369; Porter, fuslonist, 94,408;
Lhwhoii, populist, 1.749; Dllworth, lib
erty party, 144, Ueiulne, socialist
labor, 229.
Auditor: Mathews, republican, 81,
639; Cornell, fuslonist, 94,674,
Crowell, populist, 1.710; Johnson,
labor, 166; Conway, socialist laoor.
Treasurer: Mortensen, republican,
91,623; Meserve. fuslonist, 96,040;
| Burch, prohibitionist, 1,699; Luth,
labor, 1,138; Kissel, socialist labor, 239,
Superintendent Public Instruction:
Saylor, republican. 91,791; Jackson,
fuslonist, 94,595; Mrs. Cpton. prohibi
tionist, 1,616; Kllen I'tter, labor, 151;
fttig, socialist labor, 226
i Attorney General: Jackson, repub
lican. 91,694; Smyth, fuslonist, 94.295;
Wol fen barge r, prohibitionist. 1,805;
Odell, lalior, 145; Bakpr, socialist
labor, 249.
(.and Commissioner: Williams, re
publlcaan. 91,471; Wolfe, fuslonist,
9-1 503; Ulain, prohibitionist, 16...:
Kelley, labor, 143; Herman, social Is;
labor, 275.
The official vote on congressmen la
as follows:
First District: E. J. Burkett, re
publican. 16.9ii0; .lames Manahan,
fusionlst, 14,4##; Fred Herman, social
ist labor, 50.
Second District: David Mercer, re
publican. 11.951; G. W. Hitchcock,
fusionlst, 11,023.
Third District: W. T. Norris, re
1 publican. 17.333; J. S.,
| fusionlst, 18.722.
Fourth District: E. J. Hlnshaw, re
publican. 18.377; W. L. Stark, ftndoa
iHt. 18.904
Fifth District: C, E. Adams, re
pttblican, 15.487: R D. Sutherland,
'unionist, 16,354: James Arms rong,
i Sixth District: Norris Brown, re
publican. 13,401; W. L. Greene, fusion
1st, 15,415.
K> position Property Truneferred.
The deal for the transfer of the ex
position property to P. E. ller and
j those who are associated witn him in
l the new exposition enterprise, says
the Omaha Bee, was completed at the
! exposition office* in the Merchants’
I National Bank building yesterday
afternoon, when President Wattles
handed Mr. ller a bill of sale signed
by himself and Secretary Wakeaeld
and said: “Gentlemen, the property
is yours." At the same lime an
agreement signed by Mr. Her and
Joseph Hayden to protect the old as
sociation from any damages arising
fiom failure to carry out existing con
tracts with property owners, releases
' from several of the principal property
owners und checks aggregating
$17,500 were deposited with the expo
sition officials.
This was at the end of an extended
i conference, which largely related to
the manner in which the exposition
association should be protected in Its
! relations with the property owners.
! it was finally decided to accept the
written agreement as a substitute for
u Isold and the formal turning over
lot the hill of sale followed Mr Her
and his associates became the actual
! owners of the property, and the mem
, b»r» of the executive committee were
plainly relieved, as thev parted with
ii goodtv portion n' the responsibility
thst still remained on their shoulder*.
Mr ller’s flr*t remark after recelv
I ing the property W*« to suggest that
| the present force of the IVpartment
of Puildlnrs and Ground* be cut down
J to the most economical nolnl possible
tn renlv to a oweatlon he stated uiat
the first step wtil cow he *o raise the
remainder of the tionnftn deemed nec
essary to float the enterprise.
Tn th#» r«Aafinlutlnn of th* \T«
i t tonal guard mvi a Lincoln dUpatch,
| tha old c«npa#!®a of tb® Am*oii<l r«**t
nwnt ar® reapoDdlng tnora fi®®ly titan
waa «sparlad, and ih® Indication now
i la mat ®v®ry ou® of th® I'Otnpanie*
'will go I rack into th® guard, and that
j ih» ottli ®ra will It® pra* tl< ally ih®
■■ant® aa tlio** taken »outh with th*
!i®gim®nt lu now® l*H-aliti®* ih*r®
ar® nearly doubt® ib® numbae of ap
plicant# ncc®«aary to All th® rW
pant®® but It I* prttliabl® that th®
atrlct physical anamination which will
, tat i|®man«l®d will nhnt mil many of
tha applicants Tha rwaattu g.ten for
th» iNtpular an»i®tv t»* get into ih*
tontpani®® la that th® nt®n «*f th® Na
tional guard will no lo«n®r l«® r®f®rr*d
to aa tin ■oldler* “ It ib t*®ll®*®d by
th*** who tab® aa tut®r®*t In aueh
i matter* that ihe ®*p®ri®ne® td th*
men who went Into tump at t hit ha*
mam will l»® «d great h®MeM In th
KMtrgwnixcti regiment and will maka
|t mwah kit paring to th® old rr gin r a t
a* It at*»*il befog* th* » ar
K* arc man !• •upiwcwad to k»ow ht#
own bu*t»a** tint It t* often Hard t*
i >nyl«» ® ht* b'M«U that he do»*
Will Take All the Time Possible to
Answer America’s Demands.
A Hop* That Our (omn.liislnnvr* Mrn.i
KAO, 0110,000 When Thar Mar *:o,
000,000 To Itarcalo Willi lh*> (sna
rl.•• and tlie Carolina* a* a I ml IITiirt.
Paris. Nov. 'ill. It is now known
that Spain will exhaust her time limit,
which expires Monday, before reply
ing to the American offer regarding
the Philippine islands In tlie mean
while lliu Spaniards are canvassing
the entire Held and exhausting every
resource to postpone the Inevitable.
As cabled on Wednesday, they could
not accept the American proposition as
final without asking if it were really
an ultimatum. That applied to the
time limit. Now. the Spaniards ap
parently doubt tlie fixedness of tlie
amount tlie Americans offered for the
Philippines and they sent a communi
cation to tlie American commissioners
to-day asking if the latter would ...
a counter proposal by Spain to cede
the Philippines for #100,000.000, Spain
imagines the Americans might be will
ing to lop off the great island of Min
duniio from the Philippines and pay
Spain 1.0,000,(XX) for what would re
main. instead of #30,000,000 now of
fered for the entire archipelago.
Spain will learn in response to such
inquiry that Americans employ tlie
word ultimatum to signify ultimate
However strenuously Spain may
seek fo increase her money advantage
for the cession of the Philippines, she
will finally be compelled to know that
the United Status' offer means #20,000,
000, no more and no less, ami that tlie
whole archipelago must pass to the
United States for tliat sum.
Spain, liefore giving up or turning
away, will also propose some alterna
tive bargain of the Carolines or tlie
Canary islands, to be held in the pos
session of tlie United States, in addi
tion to tlie Philippine islands, on con
dition that Spain lie permitted to
retain her sovereignty in tlie Philip
pines. in other words, Spain would
cede certain territory in the Carolines
and Canaries and tlie control of tlie
Philippines by the United States,
under a nominal Spanish sovereignty,
and, as a further inducement, propose
that the United States shall pay Spain
no money on account of tlie Philippine
Madrid. Nov. — i dp « orrcspon
deneia comments upon the attitude of
"the Americans insisting upon a re
newal of the protocol of Irt77. thanks
to which they, without warning, con
spired against Spain in Cuba." It
adds: "The Americans will next plot
against Spain in the Canary and Bal
earic islands without Spain being able
<o punish them."
All IndlriMnia In Mtilrld I'nlnt In
Spain's Aerapfanre.
Madrid. Nov. 2fi.—After visiting the
queen regent to-day in order tr con
dole with her majesty upon the death
of her husband. King Alfonso,
XIII. who died November 27, 1HH.7,
the ministers met in council. They
i were occupied exclusively with the
consideration of the peace question.
Eventually the ministers unanimously
approved tlie inst motions to Senor
Montcro Itios. president of the Spun
ish peace commission, drawn up by the
foreign and colonial ministers, which
will be telegraphed to Bari* to-night.
While the cabinet ministers were
most reserved regarding the instruc
tions sent to the Spanish commission
ers, it is believed tin* Philippine ques
tion will be settled on Monday.
The premier, Senor Kngasta. was
asked if Monday's session would see
the clone of the Pari* conference and
the signature of the treaty of peace.
He replied: "Who knows? Maybe a
fresh incident will arise or further
consultations or exchanges of views
will lie necessary.”
Spaniards (Till I can* Havana With Ilia
lllsroverer Parly >•*» Month.
Havana. Not .’it Might light draft
guntmuta. Hard during the insurrection
for pat rolling t tin shore* and the
rieers. nre drvdoeked preparatory to
sending them home or selling them.
Thr Alfonao XIII. I he Nuera Kapana
and the Diego Velasques, now at dif
ferent porta of t uba, will eonie to Ha*
vans harbor to await here the coining
of the auxiliary cruisers Metero and
Kapido. which will arrive December It).
t'olumhits’ ashes will la* placed
aUierd the Kapido and about Decem
ber S the fleet will pnieeed to H|«ain.
The monument was taken away some
days ago
The drat stop will la* made at Mar
tinique, when* I he ships will la* coated
and where honor will la* paid by the
trench to t olumtiiis' menu mi . The
same thing will 1st done at the I ope
I Verde Islands and the Meet will then
proceed to • adt* as tt-tiai
NI|SMs<nn Will N.u u«|i
nit I HAN* IS*o Nor . a live high
I Matter* show c*>mtempi foe the pro
I ciamation of the tliinese *H*n*nl gen*
j era* .bidding i m ■i. vut u then
i monte rout lewd. The cmtsul* pro*
I •tarnation ha* l*"« turn fntm the Irwl
, let in Uanl la front of the consulate
and ia it* plats* a placard refer rug to
| the eoasai ta uwrosuplluseutarv terns*
»aa |wated The pleeard waa qaichly
remote.! hr the atteehea of the mp
' salat*
The Re«*or«l for 1897 the l.:trg*«t Kv«r
Wasiiixotoji. Nov. Jfi In hisannual
report Mr. (Ieorge F. Roberts, director
I of the mint, says:
The most important events of the
fiscal year in the world of government
finance have ocen the consummation
of the long planned resumption of
specie payments hy Russia in gold, the
reorganization of the monetary system
of Japan with gold ns the standard,
and t ile rrfusnlof tho government of
India to co-operate with the govern
ment of the I'nited States and Franc**
in an effort to establish bimetallism by
international agreement.
The gold coinage of the world in
IKII7 was the largest recorded, amount
ing in value to •I87.7IB,.143, against
#lli:»,«W>.r.l7 In 181)0. Of the former
sum 8140,673,104 was a recoin age and,
approximately 8301,00', 148, a net add!
lion to the Mock of gold coins. The
I principal coinage was by the I'nited
States, limit Itritaln, Russia, Her
many, Austro-Hungary, Franca and
Japan, 'J'lie extraordinary coinage of
the year is accounted for Icy the prepa
rations of Russia. A astro-Hungary and
.lapan for their monetary reform.
In the ease of Russia, particularly,
gold, which has been accumulating for
years, much of it lu bars, was passed
through tho mints to prepare It for
circulation. The completion of Rus
sia s plans of monetary reform and the
opening to the uses of commerce of
her great gold reserve, systematically
gathered year by year until it is the
greatest single hoard of treasure the
world ever saw. is in itself a most
notable event.
Waylay anil Hlrnot While Soldiers at
Cani|> Anniston. Ala
Axnistox, Ala.. Nov. Menilicrt
of the Third Alabama. the negro regi
ment, with murder in their hearts,
caused the greatest excitement last
night that this town has ever known.
Shortly after dark. Private Gildhnrt,
of Company Ii. Second Arkansas, while
returning to camp from town, wa*
aiiot in tlie head hy a negro soldier
who also slabbed him in the hack.
Gildhart was taken to the regimental
A little later a member of the Fourth
Kentucky is reported to have been
shot on Walnut street hy negro sol
diers, who lay in a gully shooting at
tlie white men who passed. Firing
was heard in Liberia, the negro quar
ter of the city, which is not far from
Walnut street, and a squad of the pro
vost guard went to investigate. As it
turned tlie corner of Fifteenth and
Pine streets, a large crowd of negro
soldiers, without warning, opened tire
upon tlie guard with Springfield*, the
gun in use in the regiment.
The guurd returned tlie (ire. lint had
few cartridges and soon had to retreat.
Wtien reinforcements and ammunition
were secured, tlie negroes had dis
appeared In tln> engagement, George
Dodson. Third Tennessee, was shot in
tlie arm. and Private Graham, Third
Tennessee, in the stomach. If any of
the negroes were shot it. is not. known,
as no dead or wounded has been
found. Two members of the provost
guard arc missing.
A negro soldier was dangerously
lieaten up by some white soldiers on
Tenth street, and this incident is sup
posed to have caused tlie riotous
actions on the part of tiic negroes, who
arc said to have slipped out of the
camp through tins guard lines
Later One negro soldier has just,
iivon brought in dead and another
fatally injured.
Negroes Not Waiilril In Haul lag".
Santiaoo, Nov. ■.'i(. El J’orvenie
prints a two column article with ref
erenee to the intention of a colored
preacher at Topeka. Kan., to bring
thirty families of negroes and estab
lish a town ii. the highlands above
Santiago' which shall tie known ns To
pelat Kl Porvcnic demands that the
people boycott the Yankee negroes,
asserting that they are frequently
guilty of horrible crimes, and that the
Southern states, anxious to lie rid of
their colored population, will end -avor
to send them to Cuba. Tilt’ paper
maintains that tlie Cuban* have a
right to regulate immigration into tlie
island; that they object to the negroes
and that they will not have them.
Knurr linn* Minor*' ( In!ho*.
f’sin*. Nov. M. With ii view of
: averting a strike of miners at, in
the ItejMirtmeiit of l‘a* <le i'alaia, I’re*
hlent Ka ii re. accompanied by his suite,
made a personal visit lo the town,
where he donned miners' clothes and
descended into t he pit. The president
conversed witli the men and made a
brief speech to them, in the course of
which lie said he desired to tiring to
the worker* proof of the government's
solicit mb* foe them. M Kauri* received
an ovation from the miner*.
■Santa* I*. Mlonurl o
k*\*i* Mil, Mo, Nov, 311, The
Missouri t igers wint down to defeat
] testerdav tiefore the Jay hawkers from
■ tin* I nlverslty of Kansas by a *c>>re of
|3 to ll, It was a terrible da)’ for font
ball The gridiron was fro/*u a*' stiff
,-ia a baaed and over this surface there
was a ivwllny of snow which made any
attempt at intricate pi a vs out of the
ipieslioii and a cold w ittd w «* blow lug.
fa ttsib 0*1 til Snarekt
liour, No* A The anti-anarchist
conference wa» opened yesterday af*
tevaonn in the t orsiul pitlace by Vice
Admiral * attevaro minister of foreign
affairs AH the Kuropean nations were
represented In Sit address of webs owe
In tbe delegates on behalf of King
Humbert tdmlial * anevat*. svld be
rcsgnmv.i i » I the a tic» t-.-b.r-. I'.a
isHtfereWee but Ik* universal rrvufNi*
lion of I He neeeessily for . .unn<*u am
tiwa against the anarchists per .aged a
nattpy issue Admiral 1 anevarw w*s
started uessideat
Americans Should Have Taken the
Carolines and Pelew Group.
The free!.lent In.l Not Agree Willi the
Navel Her It >nrtl liutm lie* Turned
Out to lie nn I ti.levlrelile l*o*ae**l»it
for I'm. It* Ham,
Waamiaoton. Nov. */ii. There Urea
son to believe that the administration
would lie willing to purchase from
Spain not only the Philippines and
I iilan island, but all of the Carolines
and the Pelew group. Much regret ia
felt in political eire'es particularly
among naval men, at the failure of the
President to insert in the pence proto
col n provision regarding the < aroline
and Pelew islands niinilar to that relat
ing to the Philippines. It la no longer
a secret tliat during the war the
naval war board and Commander II. B.
Bradford, chief of the bureau of equip
ment of the navy depart incut, itrcuu
ously urged iqion Secretary Long and
the President the seizure of the t aro
lines, In fact, one of the monitors
sent to Muuila was selected by the
board for this duty, but the President
failed to uppi'ove the proposition Be
hind the proposition to buy Lilian
island lies the hope In some quarters
that Spain will make a counter propo
sition for the cession of the entire
group and the Pelew islands for an in
creased compensation.
The occupation of Guam by this gov
ernment was based upon tlm liclipf
tliat it had a magnificent, harbor and
would be an excellent stopping place
between Honolulu and Manila. The
American commissioners have now
learned tliat the harbor Is exposed to
monsoons, tliat it ia shallow and that
the Island is subject to earthquakes.
In the Caroline* most of the island*
have excellent harbors, well sheltered.
They are heavily wooded and supplied
with fresli water, and earthquake* are
unknown. In addition they would, if
acquired by the Prilled States, lie the
outposts for tiie Philippines. They
extend in a belt along the ninth de
gree of latitude and are only .too mile*
to the southward of Guam and s.V)
miles from the Philippine*. The
Pelew* are about bOb miles from Min
The belief prevails here that the
Germans will bring pressure to bear
upon Spain to prevent her from sell
ing the Caroline* to the United States.
Such action would undoubtedly Is*
looked upon as cause for u breach of
Th* Ntvfntjr Kiril York** < n|»t*hi»
% re Aikinf I*«»l»ifed 4Jue«r li*»»4
Xkw York. Noe. 2fl The captain*
of t he Seventy-first New York regi
ment met Wednesday night. Willi the
exception of Captain f’eafferty, the
only officer of tlie regiment to distin
guish himself, all were present. They
met to discuss the charges of cowardice
against their regiment. Major Clinton
Smith called the meeting to order. Ilia
first invitation for an expression from
the meeting was reaponded to by an un
expected demand for his resignation.
"Where were you when the charge
up San Juan hill was ordered?'' one
captain cried.
"Judging from sonic of the stories I
liuve heard it would seem to he the
general impression that I was in com
mand of the Sc venty-first regiment,
when 1 was only second in command
and utterly powerless to give an order
except when directed to do so by my
an pc r l or officers,” protested Major
Smith. "Now, i want to say that what
ever orders 1 got 1 obeyed promptly,
hut 1 could not ola-y any orders l did
not get. ”
"Colonel Downs says that lie was on
the tiring line all day," begun Captain
< ioldsborough He was interrupted by
shouts of ’ Not so!” and "Downs Is a
liar! '
Personal insult followed the ques
tioning and flic meeting broke up in
disorder, it is felt that the regiment
cannot bo re-organi/.ed as militia.
OperRlori Htj Tb*f Are ltobb«*it of
Tbtlr € uatomer*.
Pitimim ko, Kan., Nov. !MJ. Coal
op-ratom ill this district claim tliat
during tlie iam mwk or ten day* rail
road coin pan ie* iiave confiscated many
car* of coal shipped to customers l>y
mine companiea linen. The operator*
claim that this seizure practically
drives them out of the market.
Thera has been a shortage of
empty coat cars and operators
hava had trouble in tilling even a
portion of their orders. After cars
leava here the coal ia seized by the
railroads for their use. and tha cus
tomers of tha coal companies have been
left iinsupplied, H irii of I ha railroad
companiea are ia the coal business,
supplying a portion of tha commercial
coat in Kansas, and it is claimed by
local operator* that the railway sales
men go to the patron* whose coat has
failed to reach them and suggest that
they buy coat from a company that
rau furnish tt prompt!) and without
S atlsswarl Warns* MUM kr a grata.
t astraviaw. Mis. Nov 3d Mrs.
11 hariea Kpprtght wss killed and Mist
Mcltwe* injuiril i*y a Missouri 1‘avilto
pa*seug»r train s Mi It struck a baggy
• hr two lawupt**t last ntgbt
tkr taws sat (trstss ••• Iragasr
Mo* trvihKu. No* • > the tutted
Mates battleships Iowa and Oregon
and the rot 1 lev t nitlu have arrived hern
t« inwsl and take on hoard supplies of
wt v v! stone
Wamhisutow, Nov. I.V -The eomnaia
sion appointed hy the President to
recommend a form of government for
the Hawaiian islands as a part Of the
Unite.I States met in Senator CuUntn’s
committee room at the capitol for the
first time since leaving Honolulu. Sen
ators Uullorn and Morgan, Representa
tive Hitt and Judge )<Year being
The commission will recommend a
regular territorial form of government
with a governor, a delegate in tJon
gress and a legislature. The legisla
ture will he elected by the qualified
voters of the islands, but Ihora wilt
be property and educational qualifica
tion.- imposed upon those who vote for
members of the upper house of the leg
islature Tlio franchise will not be
extended to the Japanese or ( Illness in
the islands, hut the Portuguese who
become citizens will not be excluded
tinder the restrictions imposed.
The commission will present full
details of the value of tbs property ac
quired, of tliu income of tli« l ari IT
taxes end other important facts bear
ing upon the government of the
islands Tluiy estimate that the prop
erty secured by the United States will
amount to more than |10,00D,000. The
public lands alone are believed to be
worth about f.YOoO.noo.
Washinutov, Nov. S3.—An official
denial is given to the story coming
from Vienna, via London, to the effect
(but the United States government
lias been negotiating with the Hrlt
isli government for the lease of
tlin island nt Socotra, off the
suilcrii extremity of Africa and near
the southern entranua to the Red sen.
Ho far as can he gathered, not only
has our government made no overture
In that direction, but it has never even
given consideration to ttie advisability
of acquiring a coaling station in that
quarter of the world. Still, now that
the suggestion has been given pub
licity. officers are not wanting to come
forward in advocacy of some such
Paris, Not. 35. '1 he American Uni
versity Club gave its Thanksgiving
banquet at tho Hotel Continental.
The dining room was decorated with
the stars and stripes and the French
In the nbAcnce of Mr. Whitalaw
Reid, due to indisposition, General
Horace Porter, the United States am
bassador presided. Covers were laid
for 100, and tha company included all
tbs members of the United Htates
peace commission except Mr. Whitelaw
Keid, tiie members of the United States
embassy and consulate and represent
atives of tho American colony in Paris,
M. liurtholdi and several other French
So Use for ('regressive Men.
F/OSIior, Nov. 25. — Tho Shanghai
correspondent of the Times says: “An
Imperial decree has been issued dis
missing Tsai, the taotai of Shanghai,
who is a progressive man and in sym
pathy with foreigners. Tho British
and American consuls have asked their
respective legations at Pekin to en
deavor to secure his retention in office
until the question of thd extension of
the foreign settlement here lias been
arranged. ’’
Asks for a I.erger Tor Cent
Wabiiihotos, Nov. 25. -The commis
sioner of internal revenue In his an
nual report recommends that the war
revenue law be amended so as to
allow a discount of 3 per cent to pur
chasers of *100 or more. Instead of 1
percent as is now provided. Unless
such action Is taken, the commissioner
says, a very large increase in the num
ber of stamp deputies will be neces
Cut Three Years In the Ten.
Mil.ah. Mo,, Nor. 25.-Tho trial of
the state against Charles and Henry
Wilson, who assaulted Postmaster Kl
llson at Pollock a year ago. crushing
his skull with a rook until his brains
oozed out, causing a total paralysis of
the right side, ended in a verdict of
guilty and three years in the peniten*
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