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THE EED CLOUD CHIEF.
NEWS OF NEBRASKA.
SUCCINCT SUMMARY OF A
Mott Important Happening of the Punt
Seven Duye llrlrfly Mentioned All 1'or
tloim of the Htnte Cohered A Thorough
Reenino of XelirutUu Noif .
Wednesday, AiiRiml 17.
Tlio oniutnl weather report issued by
tlic University of Nebraska shows that
llio past week bus been cool with
scattered showers. The average daily
temperature deficiency wus 3 degrees
in the eastern counties nnd slightly
less tlitin 3 degrees in tho western.
Tlio Inst days of tlio week wen; wnrtii,
with u maximum temperature of nboiit
or slightly ubovc HO degrees. The rain
fall of thu week has been very light,
consisting of a few very light scat
tered showers, the total rainfall being
generally less than n quarter of an
inch and exceeding half an inch only
parts of Hitchcock and Furnas comi
ties. Thu past week has been very
favorable for corn In most sections of
itate, and the crop generally has im
proved in condition. In tlio region
where com was injured by thn .Inly
drouth many fields of late corn havu
silked out and commenced to form
ears slnco thu rains of thu llrst week
in August With a lata frost nnd
favorable weather thesu llelds will
yield a fair crop of corn. Corn in its
advancement toward maturity is very
uneven and generally backward, The
entire mouth of September free from
frost will be required to mature most
of tlio late corn. Much of thu corn,
however, will bo matured beyond in
jury by frost by the l.'.th of Septem
ber. Grasshoppers have damaged
corn in the southwestern counties.
Threshing and huy-muklng have made,
good progress. 1'lowlng for fall wheut
is general, with ground In good con
Thtirmluy. AiiRiMt IH.
Frank L. Dorwurt, sheriff of Saline
roiinty, skipped to Denver one day
last week and bus sent back word that
it is his intention not to return. Ills
111 red girl, an attractive looking young
woman, Is also gone, and It Is surmised
Hint the two are together, although
the fact Is not clearly established, lie
was an excellent olliclnl, and was serv
ing his third term us sherltr. He left
a wife and an Interesting family.
In Malone A Lord's restaurant at
Kaloiu yesterday about noon Floyd
Jleuchy and Will Snylor of Kansas be
came engaged in a tight with William
Ixird over an old trouble. Ileachy wus
getting the worst of the bargain mid
called to Snylor, who started to his
friend's rescue with his hand on his
revolver. At this point Charley Lord
enme to the conclusion that he ought
to enter the tight, ami he called a halt
on Saylor's advance anil the. two begun
exchanging shots Snylor got n wound
which may prove fatal, while Lord
was shot In the hip. Snylor ran to his
huggy, jumped In and mndit his escape
across into Kansas. Heachy struggled
loose from Will Lord tiud also skipped
I 1'rldny, Anj;ut IP.
One of the prisoners conllned In the
Fillmore county jail became tlrod of
life the other r.uy and almost succeed
ed In committing suicide by swallow
ing poison. He refused to taltu an
iiutidoteaud the olllclals forced him
to take It, thus saving his life.
One of the performers of Cullen
llros. circus, while engaged In tin
brother act ut a performance at Fre
mont, lost his grip and fell to the
ground. He was not badly injured
and took his part in the evening per
formnnce. Saturday, A ileum !!0,
The jury which was empanelled by
Dr. K. S. Case, the coroner of Frontier
fatuity, In the inquest upon the body
of Thomas Janson, who wus found 130
feet beneath the ground in an old well
ten tulles southeast of Stoekvllle, con
cluded their labors last night. They
found in substance, after a thorough
investigation, that Thomas .lunsen
came to his death on or about the 13th
day of December, 1807, by blows upon
the bend struck by Andrew Hawkins
und other parties unknown. The de
velopments In the latter part of the In
quest wero of u very startling charac
ter. The Conklln brothers, who wero
placed on the stand, testified that
Huwklus entered Into a conspiracy
with them, after the reward was of
fered, which they believed to be 50,000
Mt that time, to go to North i'hitto or
Jlrudy Island, pick up a tramp some-
wnere along mo line ol the I'ulon l'a
elile, murder him und swear that he
made a confession to them that he
murdered .lunsen and t hat In an at
tempt to capture him for the reward
they were compelled to kill bm t4)
protect themselves. Then if a suffi
cient reward wus offered for the re
covery of the body they were to tlnd It
themselves, basing their Information
on the tramp's confession, and gain
both rewards, thus clearing them
selves. The evidence seemed amply
Hiitllclcnt to warrant a verdict against
Hawkins. It ulso implicated very
clearly other parties as accomplices in
the dastardly crime.
A son of Casper Miller In the Hoope
dlstrlctnear Fremont, was severely In
Jurcit a few duys ago. He was operat
ing a hay ruko und when the horses
became fractious was thrown in such
u manner that one, of the teeth dug
Into him and dragged him several
Dr. L. F. Folk of Hoymond, who
Went to Lincoln some duys ago suffer
ing from blood poisoning which it was
thought would yield to trcutment.may
experience berlous results from the dis
ease. The symptoms appear to be
those of glaudcrs and he docs not im
tinilny, Annual 31.
Mrs. Samuel Stabler of Frcmftnt
wns seriously burned Saturday while
carrying out floors u gasoline Btovo
that had exploded.
Advices from all over Nebraska in
dicate that yesterday was a very hct
day. In mnny plnccs the thermome
ter got as high as 111). ,
At Osceola the other day, whilo
Judge Saunders wns returning to his
oflleo from dinner, his crutch went
through a hole, letting him down
heavily, bruising up his face and heud
and cutting the inside of his mouth.
Abo Hillings, while engaged in
threshing on the farm of Charles
Husch, ten miles north of Humboldt,
attempted to loosen a belt wutch hud
broken and was winding around n
shaft. His left hand was caught and
crushed to a jelly and hnd to be ampu
tated. The forearm was severed half
wny between the wrist and elbow.
Monday, AiibiiM 33.
Krcrctary Hall of the state banking
board has made arrangements to se
cure reports from tlio comptroller of
the currency showing the condition of
national banks In Nebraska to be used
In connection with reports of state
Heports from both state and national
banks at the closo of business July 14
have just been compiled by Secretary
Hall. His compilation shows that the
total loans and discounts of all the
banks in the state amounts to 830,141,
7(13.3.'). The total Individual deposits,
Sll,071,00,"i.8S, nnd the total cash, 8.',
710,881. -10. The average reserve held
by the national bunks of the state is
11 per cent und the tiverngo reserve
held by the banks under stnt juris
diction Is M) per cent.
A comparison of the condition of
thn incorporated, state and private
batiks of tlie.state as shown by reports
mnde on February ', 1899, unit July
H, 1M18, reveals thefact that while tlio
loans made by the banks have de
creased during that time 013,5(11.13,
the deposits have Increased 32,175,
0110.(1.1, and the total bills pay
able und rediscounts huvu decreased
The following Is an abstract of re
ports made to the state banking de
partment, slio'lng the condition of
300 incorporated, private und savings
bunks ut the c)ov of business, July 14
Lentix und discounts 1 1. INI a 2 Ml
Overdrafts IM,(W !!
StucliK, M'curlllcs. JuiniN.i'lmH, eto Kl&.Ofd 03
Duo (nun tuitlnnul, Mate, unit prl-
ntr uiinkxmid Imnlicrx 7,037,81 8
llunkliiK house, furniture und tlxt-
ures I.23.I0I 10
Other rt-al i-Mutc WIMUfll
Current oipciiMm ami tuxtts mlil.. .'IIW.TNl SI
l'rclillitliiM mi ImiiiiN, etc l.SIU 14
Other hikcim not enumerated 1CI.S7.1 97
Ciihh Items M.Osfl 6
Push resent) lirlmnk, vb-i
tlnld JfllO.flir. m
Nllwr dollar irs.t.m 70
Currency 817,710 00
HlrfteW. renin and
fractional sllrvr 817,716 00 tl,7H,331 83
Total IV7,I58,1UJ 8S
Cnpltul stock I7.COI.203 70
t'mllvldcu lirolltN TTV.tXl Hi
VMtlniiiW unpaid P.4M it
General derollH IT.efiU.Ztl 41
Other lIuhllltleH R.67S(ti
Notes unit lillls rrdKcoutitcd R7.377 41
IIIIIn puyublc 137.3&J 70
Total t-J7,IM,i00 PS
TiirNiiHj-, Aiieuit an.
Henry Ilnrdcon was thrown from a
buggy lit n runaway at llrokcu How
ami will likely die from the Injuries
The navy exhibit at the exposition
has recently been Increased by the
placing in position of a miniature dry
dock which will be operated with the
model of the battleship Illinois. The
new exhibit costs the government
about SH.OOO of which 82,000 Is for the
dock model and $0,000 for the model
of the battleship.
A branch of u tree that wus in the
path of a hall storm that passed cast
from Callaway last week, isson exhi
bition at the state house. It was
brought in by J. II. F.dmistcn. The
branch wus from a green treo, but
when the hull htorm was over the bark
on one side was found beaten off and
the white wood beneath wns exposed.
The force of the hall had also broken
many large twigs from the branch.
Governor Holcomh yesterday noti
fied Congressman Stark at Washing
tou that tlOO members of the Second
Nebruska at Chlckumuugn objected to
garrison duty und had asked through
their llrst sergeants that the regiment
be removed to Omaha pending muster
out. The. governor sent u list of the
sergeants through whom the men are
said to huvu expressed their wishes in
this matter and It Is supposed Con
gressman Stark will place the mutter
before the war department.
S. J. Kent of the labor commission
er's olllcc bus resurrected a reiki in,
the form of a double barreled shotgun
which Is said to have been the proper
ty of Talleyrand. Mr. Kent says his
father got the gun In Franco from a
poacher In 185.".. und In the following
year lie had It changed at a shop In
llirniinghuiii, F.uglund, from a Hint
lock to a percussion cap gun. Tlio
bruud of the barrel maker Is still dis
tinct, and the original stock, though
plugycd In inuny places with wood
and braced with pieces of metal, shows
that It was linely carved. The gun
will be exhibited at the exposition.
Mrs. Win. A. Fitzgerald died sud
denly at Hastings lust night. The
circumstances surrouudlng her death,
led to the empanelling of u coroner's
jury. The Inquest wus held and tlio
verdict of the jury was thut. sho cume
to her death by the excessive use of
John Swunsnn fell dead vestcrduy
afternoon while plowing near Kdgur.
He hud J. -en complaining for some
time, and the only theory of the cause
of death is heart failure. lie wus
thirty years of age and leuves a wife
and three children. Hc redded deven
miles east of hdgar.
BANKERS OPEN IN DENVER.
Nearly SOO Delegate! I'retent Clorernol
AiUmi Makei Bugcrtttnui.
Dicnvkii, Col., Aug. 24. The twenty
fourth annual meeting of the American
Hunkers' association convened at 10
o'clock to-day at the Mrondway theater.
Most of the 600 delegates expected
were In their scats when President
Joseph C. Hcnrlx rapped for order.
Chancellor W. F. McDowell of Denver
university invoked divine blessing.
Governor Alva Adams of Colorado
welcomed tho association to tlio state.
Governor Adams, himself a bank prcs.
idont, good natttrcdly criticised many
of tho methods of modern bnnklng.
He advocated a postal savings bank
ing system and a government guaran
tee for nil deposits in national banks.
He predicted nn cr.t of prosperity to
follow tho season of uncertainty pro
duced by the war with Spuln. Pres
ident Hcndrlx followed his response
with the annual nddrcss to the assocl
Secretary James K. Hrnnch then
read his annual roport. The secretary
nppearcd In his uniform of major of
thu Seventh United States immune in
fnntrv OVER 1,200 SICKAT MONTAUK.
Altlioiictt Many Aro UUcharceil Daily tlio
IfotpltaU Arc Crowded.
New Yoitrc, Aug. i4. -There are now
in the hospitals at Camp Wikoff, Mon
tank Point, more than 1,200 men. Of
these about 000 aro In the goncral hos
pital and annex. Three huudrcd aro
in tho hospital in the detention camp.
Many of those in tho general hospital
are Improving and bomoaro discharged
ns well every day. The bltttatlon in
the hospitals is excellent.
The totnl numbjr of typhoid cases Is
22.'.. Some of the typhoid patients aro
dally removed .to New llm-en. In n.
day or so tho remaining typhoid pa
tients win be taltcn to Now York or
Hoston. The idea is to send the men
to the nearest hospitals and thus make
the journey as short as possible.
The Wo (Srande will be converted
Into a hospital ship for use at Mon
tank and tho ha'rbors about New York
for an indefinite time. It. Is nvlrinnt.
that until more hospital accommoda
tions nro provided on bhore some of
the sick and wounded soldiers will
have to be kent on loard thn lin;nl(n1
ships in Fort Pond Day.
HOLD TROOPS AT HONOLULU.
The Iteiervo Soldier for thn Flilllpplnet
to Camp In the llairallnn Capital.
Wasiiinoton, Aug. 2 1. --Some days
ago advices were received from Gen
eral Mcrrltt, In which hc announced
that for the present his force at Manila
Is sufllclent for tho worlc. in hand.
The government, however, while uct
Ing upon the advice of General Mcrrltt,
docs not overlook the fact that ad
ditional forces may be needed in the
Philippines in the near future, or that
some of the troops now there may
have to be recalled and replaced br
others. There is at San Francisco and vicin
ity a force of from .1,000 to 7,000 men,
who have been held la reserve for tho
Philippines. This force will be sent
to Honolulu and maintained there for
any emergency that may arise. The
order for the early movement to Hono
lulu has been l&sused, and the trans
ports that will carry the troops out
are Instructed to remain ut Honolulu
until further orders.
SCHLEY AND EVANS SICK,
Tho of tlio Commander of the American
fleet on the Iloipltal LUt.
Hmi)Ui:i-oiiT, Conn., Aug. 21. Ad
miral Schley is conilued to his summer
home In Wcstport by illness, and no
one except his attendants are allowed
to see him or have any conversation
with him. The 1 lines is u pronounced
fever, the character of which is not
Nkw Yohk, Aug. 23. It is said nt
Hoosevelt hospital that Captain Evans
of the battleship Iowa would be
brought to that institution this morn
ing. The captain is said to be suffer
ing from typhoid malaria.
THE MUSTER OUT.
(lenaral Order OoTernlng It Ii Iatuert
All Tronpi to lie Sent Home.
Washington, Ang. 24. Adjutant
General Corbln has Usued an order
governing the mustering out of volun
teers. It goes into duties of officers in
detail. All volunteers will muster out
nt the state rendezvous ten days after
departure from general camp, bol
dicrs may keep their rifles b,v paying
Murdered Her Kilter.
Moxthkai,, Ont., Aug. 24. Minnie
Kcxtou deliberately fired four bullets
into the body of her elder sister, Susie
Sexton, killing her instantly. The
dead woman was 3A years of age, and
was to have married shortly. Her
tlhtor oppobed the match, and declared
It would never take place.
' A I-arc-r Army for (lertnany.
lluiiMX, Aug. 24. The Rational
'cituug announces considerable
chunges and an increase in the army.
It says the formation of another army
corps, with headquarters at Mains, is
contcmpluted and that tho artillery
arm of the service will bo reorganized,
Robert IJncatn tlrandtather.
MoifXT Plkabant, Iowa, Aug. 24.
Mrs. Jessie I.lncoln-lleckwlth, Ilobcrt
Lincoln's daughter, who created a sen
sation by eloping to Milwaukee last
fall, where she was married to Warren
W. lieckwlth, gave birth to a P-pound
duughtcr here yesterday. Her hus
band, who had gone to war, is home op
IIoImoii Off fur Santiago.
Nkw Yohk, Aug. 24. l.luct'mant
Hobson will leave this city to-t'xy on
the SegurancA for Santiago, wh?re he
will superintend the raising )f tho
SECRET 0E THE COLON
It U Hinted That the Nhlp nn Sarrlflreil
'When Ocnpe Wns Certain Cannot l'or
Ret Cnptuln 8lstl.ee and the Slattlrxblp
Nkw Yohk, Aug. 22. Captain
Ihnlllo Dinr. Morett of tho Spanish ship
Cristobal Colon in an interview, yes
terday, discussed the events of tho
Inst few weeks without bitterness.
Captain Morcti Is one of tho oflkers on
his way home. There was even a play
ful suggestlvencss In his tone when ho
replied to tho inquiry whether ho
would say good-bye to tho American
fleet as he pasted down the bay v,n tho
"Yes," he went on, "why should not
I have friends on board your ships?
We did not fight as personal foes.
Captain Cook of tho Ilrooklyn you
don't know him'.' Ah, a line man.
Half an hour after the battle I had
given him my photograph and he hnd
given me his. On mine I wrote: 'Wo
have just fought two hours and a half.
Kach did his duty. We were not per
sonal fos. Not.- that it Is all over,
wo are comrades nnd friends.'
'That Is the way I feel toward tho
Americans. I believe they have a dif
ferent optnlou of the Spaniards from
what they had beforo tho war."
"Captain, do you think Hobson will
ralso the Colon?"
"No, ho will not. She Is tipped on
Jicr side and her 7,030 tons have
smashed her. Any vessel saved there
will tost twleo Its value."
"Tho Colon was n beautiful vessel,
ventured the reporter.
'Vllcautlful and every Inch a lighting
ship. I would have got away; none of
them could havo stopped me, but "
Tho captain paused nnd said: "Got
aWay, I said, you understand, I mean
it. Schley knows It. Sampson knows
it and so does Cook. I told them it
was not the Ilrooklyn nor the Oregon
that kept me from escaping. They
say I only went sixty-four miles. I
tell you It was seventy-two. Divide
that by the time and you will sco my
average was 17.2 knots an hour and tit
times 18. The Oregon could only go
10, and I was steadily dropping the
Ilrooklyn behind. Oh, no, neither of
the two kept mo from escaping, but I
cannot tell you now why I was not
able to save my splendid ship," and
the captain's voice trembled.
"You wou't have long to wait,
though, you won't have long to wait,"
"When I tell why. It will be on tho
floor of the cortcs. I am a member of
tho Spanish parliament. I represent
the Montrll district in Granada prov
ince. I havo boon permitted by the
President to go home now, that I may
be present ntthe opening of tho cortcs,
which will take place in a few days.
Then 1 will explain and many things
dark now will beem clear. I know
many Americans don't seem quite
clear from their own accounts as to
why I did not escapa when I was in
tho lead and gaining. They will know
soon. I am not saying this to detract
nt all from the achievements of the
American lleet. Tho men did as they
could, but there Is an unwritten chap
ter yet to be known before history lb
"No one will say
fire," he went on.
the Colon was ma
by the American
"She wus hit only
six times. Hy your own reports 1
made twenty-six holes in the Ilrook
lyn and there were forty-two trnces.of
hits on her side. Does that not speak
well for Spanish gunnery? They say
our gunners could not shoot. Well,
the Ilrooklyn'a sides tell a different
"Why did not you sink her then?"
"Our guns were too small. The
three vcsvjls with heavy guns the
Yizcaya, the Maria Teresa and the
Oquendo were on fire. I was left
alono with only rapid-fire guns of a
comparatively small caliber. If I hnd
had ID-inch guns or 11 or 12 well,
there might have been a different story.
Those holes in the Ilrooklyn would'
have meant more.
"Your naval men have learned n
great deal from their fight with the
Colon. They will not give up thulr
heavy guns for the light rnpld-firv.
Sampson told me as much. I told
them they could not and they smiled
when I asked them where they would
be if I had had heavy guns.
"It was tho fortuua of war that
heavy guns wero only on board the
ships with wood work that would catch
fire, Tho first shell that struck any
of our ships started a fire. There was
no fire on my ship, becaush she hnd no
wood work. She was like the Hrook
lyu and would not burn.".
"What' do'you think of tho New
"A bad ship. It was lucky for her
she did not get into the fight. She
would havo burned liku our three ships..
Hear Admiral Sampson was in perfect
nccord with me on that subject, nnd
agreed that a shell might have set her
on lire, and with her wood work she
would have gone the way of the Viz
coyo," "Who should get tho credit for the
victory Sampson or Schley?" ho au
"Ik th officers are men of great In
telligent and high character," he
said. "Hut Slgsbee. Ah. what shall
I snyof him?" said tho enptalu, bit
terly. "After the Maine explosion ho
was in Captain Euluto's cabin in tho
Vkioaya. There, with tears in his
eyes, he salt! Ms career in life was
ended, because he had lost his ship.
Wo rebcued the American seamcn
while their ofllcers were drinking
chatnpaguu on shore, and then Slgsbee
goes into court, forgets all about his
tenrs and lamentations in Knlute's
cabin, and tries to shoulder the blame
upon us. , Never did wo have a hand
THE FLEET IS WELCOMED.
New York (live Hanipon'a Squadron a
New Yohk, Aug. 22. New York nnd
the nation have fitly shown to-day the
appreciation of tho republic of her
victorious fleet. Tho war ships have
been received with salute of gun and
of flag, and the ovation from shoro and
from the great flotillas of all sorts of
craft on tho water has given to the re
turning sailors an idea of the esteem
and admiration in which they aro re
garded by the people.
Iong before the stiurlso guns were
fired at Castlo Wllllnm, Governor's
Island, nnd people were astir. Crowds
wero hurrying to the river to be early
upon the scene. Tho New York and
New Jersey shores wero crowded with
tho people. Tho rtver and bay were
alive with craft and tho craft alive
With people, all cheering and good na
turcd. As tho lings were raised 'on
the forts and ships the bands of the
forts and on the flagships played the
"Star Spangled Ilnnncr," and th
shores rang with patriotic cheers.
Thc.ro was little friction In carrying
out the program nnd no moro tlcloy
than wos to bo expecsed. The citi
zens' commltteo left tho foot of Cort
landt street upon the steamer Glen
Island and proceeded down the bay,
followed by a long retinue of all sorts
of craft. At Tompkinsville the mayor
and commltteo of ten debarked and
boarded the polico boat Patrol. Tho
Patrol then headed for the flagship,
with colors flying and bands playing.
SVaten Island shores wero lined with
people and they joined in the general
ncclamation with the peoplo on the
myriads of boats.
Tho ceremonies over, amid the
shrieking of steam whistles and the
cheers of the throngs on shore and
water, the mayor and tho committee
returned to the Glen Island.
Then camo tho event of tho day.
Thero was considerable wigwagging
upon the gray battleships, and the po
lice boats formed in line. ' Then came
the Glen Island and then the 'battle
ships began to slowly move up the bay.
Tho salute- of cannon, cheers of people
and the blasts of thousands of whistles
made an Indescribable din.
Soon tho licet wns in line. First
came Admiral Sampson's flagship, the
New York, then Admiral Schley's flag
ship, the ilrooklyn, then tho Massa
chusetts, Oregon, Iowa, Indiana and
Texas, and after them a moving mass
of all sizes and descriptions, with flags
waving and people cheering. The great
battleships moved slowly and majestic
ally. As governor's Island was passed
there was a tremendous report from
the guns of tho ships. The peoplo on
shore und afloat went wild. T hey
yelled anil scrcamad, waved flags and
jumped up and down.
The New York was flying Rear Ad
miral Sampson's blue flag with two
white stars; her decks were crowded
with her white clad crew, who lined
up silently. At 0:21 Fort Hamilton
flrcd the opening gun of the salute,
Fort Wadsworth following. The Iowa
returned the salute.
The Ilrooklyn did not display the
flag of Hear Admiral Schley. Her cen
ter funnel was seen to have n shot
through the starbord side. Tho Urook.
lyn was flying her battle ensigns,
which looked stained and frayed, us if
they had seen plenty of service.
While the fleet was passing tho Nar
rows two explosions upon the surface
water near Fort Wadsworth, presum
ably of loose gun cotton or other ex
plosive, shot up immense columns of
water about a hundred feet high.
The parade was commenced at thi
Narrows at 9:30 and nt 10:.10 the Texas,
the last of the seven war vessels, took
her place in line, the full length of
which extended from Governor's island
Tho shores were crowded with peo
ple cheering and waving flags, bunting
was flying from every flag staff, innum
erable crafts crowded with eugcr pas
singers were cheering and waving
frantically. The soldiers crowded the
embankment of the forts, cheering
So It was all tho way up to Grant's
tomb, where ithere wns a'finnl demon
stration. Tho review wns viewed and
cheered by huadreds of thousands of
Admiral Sampsou looks far better
titan when war began. Speaking of
his crews, nnd especially tho crews of
the Indiana, Iowa and New York, who
havo had no shore liberty for seven
months, he said: "They have borne
their privations In a manner beyond
Summing up what has been one ot
the most successful and important na
val campaigns in the history of the
world, Admiral Sampson said: "The
navy has been very fortunate. Wo
have, I think, mada.no, mistakes."
How much Sampson contributed to
the success of tho war, the efficiency
of his advice und the splendid manner
lu which he directed the largest fleet
ever under the command of one man in
the history of the United States, prob
ably will not be known or fully ap
preciated until the history of this war
Tho health of tho fleet Is excollent.
The ships need docking sadly, the In
diana. Iowa and New York especially.
The first named will probably require
a thorough overhauling of her ma
chinery. RETURN OF THE FLEET.
Seventy Wanhlpi Will He Molilllzet at
Washington, Aug. 22. Tho largest
fleet of warships ever assembled in an
American port, will be brought to
gether in the next few days ut Fort
Monroe. Already flfty-seven warships
nro under orders to rendezvous there,
nnd the orders still to ba issued will
raise the total to tho neighborhood of
boventy. Naval officials say it is diffi
cult to realize the extent of such a ma
rine actrresratioa U one harbor.
500 NATIVES MASSACRED.
tleuelllon In tho riiltlpplne Tins EU
tended to tho llomp rrorlnre. -7
London, Aug. 20. Tho Singapore
correspondent of the Dally Mnil savj:
"Tho natlvo rebellion In the Philip
pines has extended to the hemp prov
inces in South Luzon. Heavy lighting
occurred at Paglatunn, Pilar and Pon
sol, tho Immediate cause being out- A
rages committed by tho Spaniards at
Paglatuan. Tho Spanish also burned
Pilar and massacred fi00 natives. Tho
insurgents aro concentrating nt Al
bnny, with tho object of cutting off'
tho retreat of numerous Spaniards la
tho Camarlnns province.
A German cruiser has been carrying' fc
dispatches from tho captain general of
niu visayas islands to tlio district be
tween Cebu and Illgan and tho Span
ish military depot in Mindanao. Tho
steamer Posarlo, flying tho German
ling, hns albo been transporting troops
thenco to Hollo. After tho island of
Mashbuto had been taken by tho in
surants, tho latter indignantly re
fused to allow tho Gorman steamer
Clara to enter any ports under their
WOULD CUTSANTIAG0 PRICES.
A Dollar n Pound for Meat the Genera)
Dcrldoil Wii4 Kxhorbltant.
Santiago, Cuba, Aug. 20. Tho last
week in Santiago do Cuba has seen thu
furtherance of, roforms and Improve- "
ments already under way. Tho re has
been a slow and steady increase In the
death rate. One abuse that has been
rectified was the exorbitant prices
asked for food 81 n pound
for meat, 83 for n bag
of charcoal that onco sold for eighty
cents and n general continuation of
blockade prices long after their justi
fication had been removed. This mat
tor the palace hos ably taken In hand,
and after careful consideration and a
discussion of the subject with leading
wholesalers and retailers, a tariff In
gold money on provisions has been ar
ranged. Ilctatlers have been notified
that Infringements of this tariff, or
schedule, will bo severely punished,
and the community at largo is re
quested to report any over charge.
The prices given out are a great re
duction from thoso prevailing hither
to, but even in tho new arrangement
there is ample opportunity for good
profits, even to 50 per ccut iu some In
stances. CEDED THE PHILIPPINES.
Tlila Wa Ono of the Condition of tho
London, Aug. 20. The Hong Kong
jorrespondent of tho Dally Mail says:
"Tho terms of the capitulation of Ma
nila as agreed upon Saturday between
General Jaundcncs and General Mcr
rltt include the cession of the Philip
pine archipelago to the United States.
An Americun naval officer who arrived
from Manila on the Zafiro tells mo "
that the Americans practically walked
"Tho operations, he says, were con
fined to the Muluto side of thn eltt-
where the Spaniards held a fort and
two lines of trenches. Tho troops
waded through tho Malato river and
walked up tho beach as though going
to lunch, meeting practically no oppo-
"I learn that when Gener.il Mnrrlfr
went ashore after the- capitulation of.
.Manna, no experienced some difficulty
In findinir General Jaudenos. who ulti
mately was found lu a church among
srowus oi women and children "
ORDERED TO MUSTER OUT.
A Vermont Regiment I-cavei Chlcka
manga Three Moro to Go Soon.
Washington, Aug. 20. Orders were
given to-day for tho return to their
state rendezvous of tho following reg
iments: The lirst Illinois cavalry and.
the First Maine infantry, now at
Chlckamauga, and the Second New
York Infantry, now at Fernandlmi,
Fla. Tho First Illinois is ordered to
Springfield, 111., tho llrst Malno to
Augusta, Me., and the Second New
York to Troy, N. Y These regiments
wero mustered into the military ser
vice of tho government at tho place
mentioned nnd their return there Ik
accepted as conclusive evidence that
thoy aro to bo mustered out.
CmcKAMAVOA, Aug. 10. The Firbt
Vermont infantry .broke camp early
to-day and marched five miles to Iioss
vlllo station, where the men boarded
trains waiting to take them to Fort
Ethan Allen, in their home stutc,
TAHRED AND FEATHERED.
Jlz Women and Three Men Have v
PAiiKKiisnuno, W. Vu., Aug. 20.
About 250 or 300 men, disguised as
"whlto-caps'-jylslted the houso of
Susie Colston, near Smlthfield, Wctr.el
countj-, nnd dragged the inmates, six
women and threo men, out of bed in
their night clothes. No tlmo was.
given them to get their clothes, money
or valuables. Tho houso was then
blown to pieces with three sticks of
dynamltd. The inmates Wero taken
down Morgan's run and tarred and
feathered, und then taken to tho Shu
man houso and all losked fh a room
together until daylight. No apparent
effort was mndo to discover who did
the act, and the popular bcntlracnt
that nothing wrong was done.
Morale- Convenient Death.
Nkw Yonic, Aug. 20. United Staten- 'P
Minister Hunter of (uutcmala cables
the state department that General
Morales, leader of tlio revolution, wan
captured in u cave Wednesday and
died on bib way to prison at Sau Se
ecro Mltslnnarlr for the Colonlee.
Frankfort, Ky., Aug. 20. The gen
eral association of negro Ilaptlsts of
Kentucky, in session here, adopted
resolutions favoring the sending ot
negro missionaries to Cuba, Porto
r.lco, tho Philippines and Hawaii.
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