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THE RED CLOUD CHIEF.
NEWS OF KKBRASKA.
SUCCINCT SUMMARY OF A
Mmt Important Happening of tint Vat
flevrn Diiyn llrlrlljr Mentioned All Por
tion of the State Covered A Thorough
Iteuni) of Xrhriiku N'nitn.
Wdlnetilay, September 7.
Tim olllclul weather report Issued by
tlio University of Nebraska shows that
tlin past week lirtH been hot nnd dry,
with nn excess of sunshine. Thu av
erage lnlly temperature excess bus
been about .'i degrees in the western
counties anil from 10 to 14 degrees In
the custom. Tho daily maxliinim tem
peratures wcro generally above UH de
grees and in many counties tlio thiHy
maximum wiih above 100 on several
days. The rainfall has been below
the normal, except in part of Richard
son nnd Clay counties, where local
thunder storms occurred, with iv rain
fall exceeding an inch in small areas.
In most of the state no rain foil. The
weather of the past week has been
much like that of the two preced
ing weeks, but the long continued
high temperature, with an almost en
tire absence of rain, has caused the re
sults of this week's weather to be
moro Injurious to agricultural Inter
ests than that of the preceding weeks.
Corn has generally deteriorated in
condition, and even In the northern
counties, where the rainfall has been
sufllclent for the corn crop previous to
the past week, the corn Is reported as
damaged somewhat during tho past
week. The amount of damage hi this
section is variously estimated, some
placing it as high as IM per cent nnd
some claiming little or no dnmiige.
Much of the early planted corn has
dried out so rapidly that it is hard
ened beyond injury by frost. Kate
planted corn is ripened prematurely,
nnd will bo a very short crop general
ly. Corn has ripened so very rapidly
luring the past three weeks that most
of It will bo beyond Injury by frost In
u week or ten days. 'J'ho past week
has been favorable for threshing and
haying. The wild or native grass Is
being cut for hay quite generally and
the crop varies from fair to good, but
is above tho average in most sections.
Little progress has been made In plow
ing the past week because of the dry
condition of the soil, and for this same
reason very little fall grain has been
sown. Fall plowing is well advanced
being generally at least two-thirds
done. Pastures have dried up badly,
and in some eastern counties stock- in
the pastures is furnished corn fod .or
or other green food to supplement the
Thiirln)', September H.
Lura Peterson, an Insane Swede of
Hooper, escaped from ofllecrs while
they weru attempting to oll'cot his
capture. He leaped from iv window,
clad only In his night shirt, and led
the officers a hot chase through the
flchlH, and at last reports was still
Robbers slugged Gustavo .lahn, the
nlghtwatchman for the lltx Grocery
company at Calhoun, because he had
frustrated their attempt to rob tho
store. After he fell unconscious from
tho beating, tho men bound him hand
nnd foot, carried him u qinrtor of a
mile to the railroad track and laid him
across the rails to be ground beneath
the wheels of the train due from Oma
ha in an hour. Juhn regained con
sciousness and struggled free In time
to escape death. The robbers bad Hud
from Calhoun iu a buggy.
John Kckmau, of Chiidrou, who was
shot tho other day by a band of cat
tlemen in Fall river county, S. 1)., be
cause ho refused to remove his shoe
from some pasture land they coveted,
died while being transported from the
scene of tho tragedy to his homo in
Chiidrou. Ills dcatli has stirred up In
tense feelltig and and tho cattlemen
who are implicated in the urTulr will
tie prosecuted to the full extent of the
Intelligence hns Ik-cu received In
Omaha of the arrest of Adolph Artr.,
the lnte exposition engineer, and the
runnway wife of Victor Van llever, the
Midway restaurant concessionaire, who
overhauled the elopers at Kansas City.
Art, was placed under arrest, but Van
llever determined to bring his wife
homo and place her in a sanitarium
for mental treatment. Art, was lined
S1.000 by a Kansas City olllclal, ami
being unable to pay, was sent to jail.
Saturday, September 10.
Two large war balloons and twen
ty small signal balloons have tir
rlTcd at Omaha in charge of a small
signal corps, and with them came the
necessary appurtenances for their op
eration on the, exposition grounds.
J)ally exhibitions will probably be
Carl Smith, a former well known
Nebraska newspaper man, who, after
Eugene Field's death was secured by
tho Chicago Heeord,and haSjblnco been
tho wrier of that entertaining column
"Fired at ltaudom," was drowned Sat
urday while shooting the heavy rapids
of tho Grande Discharge near Quebec
by tho enpsbing of the canoe.
The hospital tr; 1 1 from tho Third
regiment nrrlvcd In Omaha with cigh-ty-ouo
Sheriff Dow of Harhin county took
Charles Oleson to Alma for his prelim
inary hearing on the charge of having
committed rape on tho person of the
r.-yenr-old daughter of O, 0, Lurson In
tho north part of tho county. After
his arraignment, he pleaded guilty and
WM.R held oor to tho next term of
court In the Rum of ten thousand dol
lars. The prisoner being unable to
i'JmI, u coinmltuipnl was issued,
taken to lied Cloud for
Ten-year-old Kmma Thrlstinnson,
daughter of L. Chrlstlnnson of 80S Pa
cific street, Omaha, was kidnapped
while playing about 7 o'clock last
night. The man who carried her
away also stole a phaeton and horse
standing hear by. Tho man had of
fered a number of Kuimn's playmates
ten cents each to ride with him. The
police have been furnished with n de
scription of the little girl and her ab
ductor. The cold weather Is proving a serl
ous drawback to the boys of the 2il
Nebraska who were suffering from Ill
ness down south. The change has
been too great ami the boys who wcro
well or on the verge of an attack of
malaria, are now laboring with had
colds or have succumbed to tho in
roads upon their health by the south
ern scourge. While tho nights were
cold down south, the boys found no
necessity to use but one blanket and
only drew one to avoid increasing tho
she of their packs as well as to keep
down their clothing account. Now
they wish they had drawn two, as it
is impossible for them to keep warm
on one. The boys ale their ilrst con
tract meal yesterday morning in front
of tho administration building. it
consisted of beefsteak, pork chops,
potatoes, bread ami butter, doughnuts
and colVee. ami this boys were given
all they wonted.
' .sumliiy, September 11.
Tho electric light power house tit Wil
li oo was burned yesterday. Tho loss
Is nbotit Sl,()3(. It Is not known yet
whether It will bo rebuilt.
The di'1..llng ruin of tho past sever
al days has been general over the
state and while it will not help corn to
any great extent, it will put ground
iu excellent condition for full plowing.
James Ityerson of Ponea stopped on
the Tenth street viaduct In Omaha
long enough to buy a watch of a man
for 83.1, who pretended to have just
picked It up. Later hu discovered the
watch was not worth carrying home,
and he Is now looking for the seller.
Kihteon years ago GoorgoCiimnilns,
then a lad ot llftccti left home, and
since that time his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. ,1. l Cummins, who now reside
In Tccumseh. had heard nothing of
their wandering boy. The other day
ho dropped in on pa and ma unnii
uouiRvd and tho fatted calf was im
mediately condemned to death. George
has, since ho left, travelled all over
Kmma Chrlstlanson. the 10-ycur-oId
girl kidnapped in Omaha tho other
iliiy, returned to her home Saturday
last. Her story of tlu alTair is that
the man put her iu the buggy, drove
out on tho Sarpy county road abont
two miles south of South Omaha and
attempted to criminally assault her.
Her screams and struggles prevented
him from doing so, however, and after
taking the dollar away from her which
ho hud given to her on the wny, he left
her. She proccilcd along the road un
til her cries attracted a farm woman,
who took her in and Kindly cured for
her over night. Saturday the woman
put Kmma on an Omaha street car iu
care of the conductor, who turned her
over to the police authorities, who iu
turn saw that she got safely home.
The girl said the reason she did not
scream at first was because the man
threatened to kill her.
TucmIh), September 13.
Henry Mayer of Lincoln has re
turned from a three months' trip on
the Paeltlo coast. Ho brought back
some relies of tho war lu tho Philip
pines which came over In tho City of
Pekln. Among the relics were Mauser
cartridges with bullets encased In
brass, contrary to iuteriiatloual regu
lations, ammunition from rapid tiro
guns and a huyuict.
A sudden drop at the bottom of r.
hundred foot well caused Charles
Thomas of Dorchester a severe Injurj
Sunday. He was standing on the first
platform Iu the Hurliugtoii well, look
ing down, when ho either became dlz
zy or lost his footing some way nnd
started down. Ho will recover, it Is
thought, and perhaps suffer no lasting
injury. He was not an employe of
The Recs Printing company, one of
the leading concerns of Omaha, was
burned out completely yesterday and
tho building lu which it did business,
together witli i'.s entire plant, is n
mass of smouldering ruins. Several
other business establishments in the
same building were destroy ed. Tho
building was located at Kleveuth and
Howard streets, and was a four story
brick structure. Tho fire was discov
ered by A. T. Johnson, superintend
ent of the reform press association.
While working on the third lloor ho
directed another employe's attention
to the fact that it was unaccountably
hot in tho building, but thought noth
ing of it until shortly afterward ho
heard a crackling noise pear tho ele
vator shaft, and as he approached to
examine it, tlames burnt out near it,
and In a moment envelop d tho entire
room. Johnson run down stulrs,
kicked lu tho door of the Itees busi
ness ofllce uud sent In un alarm, The
company employed about eighty peo
ple. It has leased the Festner plant
and will fultlll till contract. Thu to
tal loss lit estimated to bo nearly SILM,
tmo. The plant of the printing com
pany Is valued at fcno.ooo, insured for
S 17,000. Tho building itself was in
sured for S'.'.l.ooo.
Mrs. Grant, a r.tster-lii.low of Mre,
A. ('. Hcneli of Weeping Water, died
at the Hcach homu as a result of tho
injuries s'.m reeelred in a runu.vuy
several wiuks no. The remains were
fthlpp.'il to he'r former home, Hurling'
ton, Kas., for lutnrmout.
Kffnrts tire being nurlo by tho ex
position authorities to swum tho at
tendance of ex-Preshlents llarrlsou
and Cleveland along with President
McKlnley, they being tho only living
ox-presldent-i. It is intimutv'd that
tho efforts will bo successful, livery
thing tends toward making tho peace
jubilee tlio biggest thing on record.
BOARD APPOINTED TO IN
High Officers Aro to lllamn The In
TcntlRfttliiff Ilonril Hold ho Men In
Charge of the Camp Ilopoulbto for
tho Safferlnc unit Mb.cry.
Cdickamauoa, O.i,, Sep!. 10. Tho
military board appointed by Major
General .7, C. Ilrccklnrldgo to investi
gate tho nllcgcd abuses practiced on
soldier patients In the Second division
hospital, Third army corps, at Camp
Thomas, finished its work last night
and submitted Its report. Tho report
and the charges comprise over forty
pages of foolscap, closely typewritten.
The finding of the court, as forwarded
to Major General llrccklnrldge, is long
and circumstantial. It censures tho
highest in authority, from General
Hrookc down through Division Surgeon
J. M. Jeiiue, Major Surgeon J. Van
Itcnzaalaor HofT, Major Surgeon Hub
bard and tho various and numerous
contract hospital surgeons. It says In
"The testimony herewith covers the
ground relative to tho care of tho sick
sp completely that we do not consider
It essential to comment extensively on
It. There arc, however, somo features
regarding the management of tho hos
pital that wo think demand especial
attention. There was a great deal of
unnecessary suffering and many deaths
resulting from lack of proper atten
tion to the sick.
"It Is our unanimous opinion that
tho basic causes for this unnecessary
suffering may bo found In thu prin
ciples governing the m urigoment of a
hospital of this kind. It Is not con
ceivable that men taken from the
ranks promiscuously and with no pre
vious preparation and put In charge of
helpless sick men could do justice to
them, and especially so when forced to
do so against their wlljs.
"The next cause for lll-trcatuienl of
the sick in this hospital cwnu from a
lack of supplies of every nature. We
enn find no reasonable oxjuse for the
lack of supplies which could have been
easily obtained and were not, by those
responsible, and they should be held
strictly responsible. So far as tho of
ficers dlrcctiy In charge of tho hos
pital aro concerned, the evidence
proves conclusively that in most in
stances they did tho" best they could
under the circumstances.
"That there was a demoralization of
the medical corps, there is no doubt.
This caused n feeling of Indin'orcncj
which led to actual neglect. The ofll
ecrs In charge of tho hospital eon
Tlnccd tho board that they had not
failed to mako tho necessary requisi
tions for supplies, but could not get'
them. It is not possible, for this board
to say whether they did all that was
possible to ba dono to get the supplies,
but that they did not succeed is ap
parent. "It certainly appears that those
higher In authority, thoso who wcro
In positions to insist upon the proper
equipment of this hospital, should
have employed some means, whether
in keeping with tho strictest military
routine or not, to have furnished tho
common comforts for every sick man
sent to tho hospital. That they did
not is apparent In tho evidence.
"Tho location of tho hospital was in
a very unsanitary part of tho park.
It was on tho lowest point of the slope
of a hill and in close proximity to the
very lowest ground that could bu
found In the entire paik. All that has
been stated by witnesses regarding
tho unsanitary condition of the hos
pital wards and sinks is true during
the early history of tho hospital, but
there was much Improvement of late,
although there was uuwli to be de
sired under tho most favorable stato
of tho institution."
Tho report in signed by Major and
llrlgadu Surgeon Mllo H. Ward, Ma
jor James J. Johnson, Second Arkan
sas volunteers, ami Major Kmll S. Hel
burn, Second Kentucky volunteers.
Major Ward was chairman of the
board nnd Major Helburn recorder.
WILL BE SECRET.
Cabnn CotuinlMlnn to Meet lluhlmt
Cloted Boon HpalnRendi Instruction.
Havana, Sept. 10. Tho Spanish
mall steamer Ciudad do Cadiz, which
arrived yesterday nfternoon, brought
Instructions from tho Madrid govern
tnent to tho Spanish evacuation com
missioners, dealing with tho details
of tho evacuation, tho question of
fortifications, buildings, mortgages
and other properties of tho state to ha
renounced by Spain along with hor
toverclgnty in the Island.
Tho joint sessions of tho commis
sioners will be held behind closed
doors in tho palace of the colonial gov
ernment, and It Is understood that the
utmost secrecy will bo observed, all
avenues of Information being jr.calously
The United States transport Res
olute, with tho American military
commissioners, is expected to arrive
to-day. The commissioners, it is an
nounced hero, will live on board the
transport, coming ashoro each morn
ing and returning In the afternoon to
Owe 070,000 1U Nottilnv.
Topkka, Kan.. Sept. 10. J. M. liar
oy, a Topcka real estate speculator
in boom times, filed an application in
the federal court yesterday to bo di
vorced from his debts under the bank,
ruptcy law. He says ho owes S70,K,
mostly to Toppka financial men. Ills
assets consist ot n 31? suit of clothe
aud u pension of i per mouth.
General lltrrloa' Kucrctiotl
Sax Fuancisco, Sept. 10. jlnnuel
Kstrada Cabrera has been dented to
tho nrcslduucy of tho rcpubllo of
MILFR CALLS ON McKINLEY,
The VUlt U'n Forum! mill I.nttrri Only it
WM!NOTox, Sept. JO. General
Miles paid his rrspacts to tho Presi
dent lit 10:4.' o'clock. Tho call was
brief owing to tho cabinet meeting at
11 o'clock nnd was confined to a formal
exchange of courtesies.
Tho general woro fatlgtto uniform
showing the two-starred epaulettes of
a major general. At tho time of his
arrival tho President was conferring
with Justice Harlan, Senator Allison
and other callers. General Miles and
Colonel Miehlcr wcro shown into tho
cabinet ante-room and thero tho Presi
dent joined them, excusing himself
from tho other callers.
It was not lu the nattiro cf a con
ference, during which questions relat
ing to the war wero discussed, but was
that formal call of rospeet usual upon
tho return of a high ofllclal. Tho con
ference for more extended discussion
of war affairs doubtless will come
later, although It was said after the
call that no exact tlmo had been Used
for n further meeting.
General Miles had nothing to say
before or nfter tho call. Ho was
greeted with a round of applausn as
ho left tho White house, pushing his
way through tho densu crowd await
ing the reviowof returning District of
CALLS IT "POPPYCOCK."
No l'rlrtlnn nrtwnen Shatter nntl Mltoj-.
A I.oiik Interview 'With AI;or.
Camp Mi:adc, Middletown Pa., Sept.
lu. Secretary Algor and General
Shtiftor were at camp Mcado to-day.
They witnessed a review of tho troops
and made a hurried tour of the camp.
General Alijcr resumed his journey at
noon to Detroit and General Shaftcr
went to Washington,
They were elosctcd together an hour
this morning in the Secretary's pri
vate car, which was run on a siding nt
Camp Meade station. Whilo General
Graham was arranging for thu review,
Secretary Alger and General Shaftcr
had another conference, lasting thirty
What pussod hel ween them neither
would say, except that it was a private
General Shatter said th secretary
was a very dear friend mid that they
had been in the civil war together an
colonels. Ho is at work on his report
of tho Santiago campaign and expects
to complete it to-morrow.
Speaking of the controversy with
General Miles, Shaftcr said: "It Is
all poppycock. Thero is no friction
between General Miles and myself. At
least there was not when ho loft
Santiago. Our relations have al
ways been pleasant, and I do not tin
dei stand the meaning of all this talk.
The general may have bscn talking,
but I believe that much of it is duo til
antagonistic newspapers, whose mo
tives aro certainly not patriotic"
TURKEY MUST ABANDON CRETE
The Foreign Artinlruli Iiulxt on the Itv
moral of the S'uttnu'a Force.
Cani:., Sept. 10. The admiral of
the foreign powers, replying to tho
protests of tho Cretan executive com
mittee ngaitist the recent massacres,
have declared that they will recom
mend that their respective govern
ments solve tho question definitely by
tho removal of the Turkish troops
from tho island of Crete and the ap
pointment of n governor to bo selected
by tho powers.
Atiikn-s, Sept. 10. Tho following
dispatch, dated at H o'clock last night,
hns been received from Candla: "The
Jtashi I!a7.ouks aro committing ex
cesses and U? Christians in tho sur
rounding districts aro arming to
march to tho nsslstauca of the Can
diaus. "There are eight war ships in tho
harbor and a fresh bombardment Is ex
pected. Tho ltrltlsh, German nnd
Spanish consulates have been looted,
and thus far 300 natlvo Christians and
sixty-seven Hrltlsh subjects have besn
Lo.Nnoy. Sept. 10. Tho London
Times and tho other morning papers
call upon tho government for ener
getic action In Crete, more especially
If the stories of tho complicity of
Turkish troops aro confirmed.
. Tho German and Austrian papers
declare that their governments will
have nothing to do with Crete. The
Cologne Gazette says: "Germany may
congratulato herself on having'wlth
drawn her fleet from Crete, thereby
leaving tho responsibility to others."
SILVELA WANTS SAGASTA OUT.
A Umlre for I'ower In l'romptlni; the
t'omervntlve I.cilcr's Court.
.Maiiuid, Sept. 10. The following
.statement has been made by an Im
portant Spunish ofllclal: "Scnor SU
vela, tho leader of n section of the
Conservative party, rofus?s tho gov
ernment tho support of his party, al
though lw Is fully awaro of tho dlfll
cnltiui of tho situation. Ho is doubt
less prompted by tho deslro to obtain
power. We will do nil in our power
to realize hln desire with short delay,
Tlio country will then Fro how soon
the man who is posing us a Liberal
will bo transformed into u despotic
General Po'.laveja has handed a copy
of his manifesto to tho newspaper
men; but tho censor forbids its publi
cation. Tho censor also forbids its
transmission by telegraph. It is prob
able that tlio general lnteudi to read
It to-day lu the Covtcs, but it Is cer
tain tho government will prevent him
from so doing, and will Insist upon u
Tho Madrid Liberal to-day again
makes tho assertion that Premier Sa
gnsta will resign as soon as thu clum
ber adopts tho pence bill.
Tho close mouth catches no iu&ccts
INFORMATION FROM ALL
PARTS OF THE WORLD.
Kvrnt of .More Thnn Fannin Interest
Whlrli Have Trnimplrpil Since the War
Knded Fcnen Froj-rrn anil Movements
ef Army, N'uvy, unit .Department.
AVeilnrsilny, September 7.
President McKlnley litis promised to
attend the Omtiha exposition on Octo
Tho army of peace at Cincinnati,
Mio G. A. 11., is developing Into n reg
The Madrid authorities arc taking
steps to ransom the fi.OOO Spanish pris
oners held by the Philippine Insur
gents. Kx-Amlmssador llnynrd pass?d a
comfortable day yesterday. While
his recovery is not assured, It is con
A majority of the members of the
council of Filipinos declare themselves
In favor of the L'nltcd states annexing
the Philippine islands.
Governor Tanner litis selected Mts
Daisy Loiter, n sister to the wheat
king, to christen the battleship Illi
nois tit its launching on October 4.
lletir Admiral Schley arrived yester
day tit San Jutiu. Porto Kico. On his
way to the hotel he. wtis the object of
much interest to the Spanish soldiers,
who wanted to see the uitiu who de
stroyed Corvora's fleet.
Puna. 111., is under martial law,
notwithstanding the striking miners
are quieter thnn they have been since
April. Citizens of l'ana are indignant
at the attitude of tho mine operators.
They threaten to appetil to the presi
dent to send United States marshals
to arrest the sheriff and deputies for
endeavoring to incite riot.
Thursiln'. September H.
Teddy llooevelt has told the New
Vork republicans that "llurkis is will
in' to run for governor."
The J-'rench cabinet council has
unanimously decided to agree to order
u revision of the Dreyfus case.
At the instigation of Great Ilritaln
LI Hung Chang has been shorn of all
authority and dismissed from powiv.
Admiral Cervcra made :i call at thu
navy department yesterday and ex
pressed his deep regard for tho kind
ness of the American outciuls to him
mid his men.
Thomas If. Wheeler, son of General
Joe Wheeler, and Second Lieutenant
Newton I). Kirk put rlclc, l'ir.-t cavalry,
were drowned at Camp WikofV while
At Chicago yesterday Miss Juliette
Atkinson defeated Mis' Louise Pound
of Lincoln, Neb., for the tenuis cham
pionship. Miss Atkinson is now
champion of Canada, of tho east of
America, and by this latest victory, of
During a struggle tit Colorado City,
Colo., between rival factious of the.
free silver republicans for possession
of the convention hall, Charles S. Har
ris of Denver was fatallv shot, and
one or two more wounded. The trou
ble arose over the fact that National
Chuirman Towne had removed Kichard
llroad from the chairmanship of the
state committee on the ground of dis
loyalty, claiming that he had entered
Into u conspiracy with friends of .'Vu
ator Wolcott to'ilefeat fusion.
Frlilit). NepteiubiT P.
Colorado silveritcs tire experiencing
trouble in fusing.
The net gold iu the trcasurv yester
day was S'.'i.d'J 1,701.
Manuel Kstrada Cabrera litis been
elected president of Guntcmaln.
Fire cases of yellow fever have de
veloped among thu liuniuncs at Santi
ago. No foundation exists for the report
that Count Kstcrhuxy has committed
Adjutant-General Stewart's report
shows 7.:.' 13 posts and :iO.'i,iio:i members
in the G. A. It.
Turks are committing excesses in
the island of Crete, ami a whole lot ot
trouble is expected.
Joseph Chamberlain has frankly nd
mitted that a treaty between Germany
uud Kngluud has been signed.
An explosion of alcohol lu u New
York whisky house killed Win. Hose,
Kiutolph Scuocblioreu unit tin unknown.
Col. J. A. Sexton, Chlcngo, was elected
commander of the G. A. It., uud Phila
delphia was selected for the lrt'J'.i eii
A committee of three Filipinos have
left Houg Kong to confer with Presi
dent McKlnley upon the future, of the
At Cambridge, ()., Squire John Doyd
and his whole family wcro murdered,
supposedly for the purpose of rubbery.
Ofllecrs of tho W. C. T. l have
written u letter to Miss Letter, asking
h'.-r not to use wine In thu christening
of thu battleship Illinois.
A Washington dispatch snys Secre
tary Alger has requested the president
to order a thorough and searching in
vestigation of the war department.
Hnliinlu)-, KcpU'iiihrr IP.
General Casslus M. Clay has secured
a divorce from his child wife.
llich strikes of gold have been made
on tho American side in Alaska.
Sagastu has promised to resign af
ter thu peueu bill is passed by the
W. II. Lawrence of Cleveland, ().,
was shot and probably mortally wound
ed In a room in a Denver hotel by a
dinsolutc woman named Florence Kloh
nrdson. Tho woman then shot herself
1'our men at llloomlngton, Intl.,
while blasting rook, were killed by u
premature explosion of dynamite.
Orders huvo been issued by tho war
department thut all regular army reg
iments now at Montauk which wcro
previously stationed cast of tho Mis
sissippi river shall return to those
The body of Mrs C. A. Mooro of SU
ver City, Iu., who hruw herself into
tho river nt Oniahtv, hns been taken by
her husband to tin lr homo for Inter
ment It was found lust evening near
where thu tragedy occurred, being
picked up by thro. Ils'i2rai:n.
Senator Georgu Gray o.' nelawnrehai
bceeu appointed as tho fifth member
of the Paris peace commission.
It has been left to Governor TannerfJ
of Illinois to decide whether wine or M
water shall be used in christening tli
battleship Illinois. Miss Loiter having"
declined to engage in a controversy
over the question.
It litis just leaked out that two weeks
ngo tut fcuglish anarchist made an at
tempt to kill .Queen Wllhclmlna of
Holland by shooting at her. He
missed. The affair was kept quiet Bo
as to not disturb the enjoyment of
the enthronement festivities.
Sitiiiliiy, September 1 1.
The silverltes of Colorado divided up
the olllccs mid will fuse.
A blizzard is reported to have raged
in eastern Colorado today.
The I'liltcd States Cuban evacuation,
commission lauded at Havana and
wcro kindly greeted. Captain-Genera,
llhtnco welcomed the members tit tho
palace. The conference bjgan today.
President McKlnley has urged tho
following named gentlemen to investi
gate the conduct of the war: Llcu-tenant-Gcneral
John M. Schollcld.
General John It. Gordon. GencraL
Gienvlllc M. Dodge. President C. I).
Oilman, General Charles F. Mtindcr
son, Hon. Hubert T. Lincoln, Daniel
S. Luuiont. Dr. W.
JaincH A. Sexton,
ellneil to servo
, Kcenc and Colonel
General Gordon do
on account of his
Tho empress of Austria wns assassi
nated Saturday afternoon at about I
o'clock, while on her way from thn
Hotel liouurivnge, Geneva, Switzer
land, to tho hike to take a steamer.
The assassin wns tin Italian anarchist
named Lulgl Laochini. All Kuropc iv
shocked at tho terrible tragedy. Ho
stubbed the empress just above tho
left breast with what, is believed to
have been a llle. l'mperor Francis.
Joseph was overcome by the nows..
President McKlnley sent condolences.
Momtuy, September l'i,
Vesuvius is showing signs of an.
France is alarmed at the Ilritish suc
cesses on the Nile.
The Spanl-h Porto Hiean evacuation
commission bus arrived tit San Juan,,
and negotiations will at onco begin.
Germans tit Samoa arc becoming in
solent, and it is feared an open rup
ture between the Kngllsli and Amer
ican consuls and tho German consul
The town of Jerome, near Prescott.
Ariz., wu-i destroyed by tiro and it
score of lives were lost. The proper
ty loss will foot up over SLU0CO0O.
Fifteen hundred people uiv homeless.
An n result of the assassination of
l'mpross Kllsiabeth of Austria, all gov
ernments arc taking extra precautions,
to guard the lives of the inonarehs.
Many Kuropcan journals tiro again
urging International action against
The situation in the Philippines bo-
ttvmni llu. Anif.i-ii.fm. mill iiiMirire.tita.
is very critical. The rebels tiro do
mtiuil'iug absurd concessions, and Gen
eral Otis has been compelled to adopt
stern measures to hold them in check.
The business portion of Nuw West
minster, It. C, was totally wiped out.
by fire. There is not a public building
standing iu the central portion of tho
eity. Thu loss is roughly estimated at
C-,,,,.-U0,)(W, with about S1,M0,000 in
surance. It is not known how many
lives were lost, but it is bellcvml
Tumiluy, September 13.
Orders sending the battleships Ore
gon and Iowa to the Pacific aro ex
pected tit tiny time.
At Libcrtv. Mo., Henjainin Jones,
aged sixty-eight, was taken from the
jail by tin angry mob and hanged. He
confessed to having criminally t.ssanlt
ed Annio Montgomery uged eleven
The pope yesterday received in au
dience Mgr. Sbimrriti, auditor of th
papal legation tit Washington, win.
reported that the Fnited States is dis
posed to respect church property in
Cuba and tho Philippines.
The London Times correspondent,
writing from Caiidia, island of Orote
say that about six hundred men,,
women, and children were either
burned alive or massacred by the Turks
in the outbreak lust week.
Tlio Maine election yesterday result
ed hi the election of tho republican
stute and congressional tickets by re
duced pluralities. Tom Heed lost
4,000 votes. The republican loss whs
about 2.'l per cent and the democratic
falling off was about 1 1 per cent.
Fnder peremptory orders from Gen
oral Miles Camp WtUotf nt Montauk i.
being abandoned. When General Mile.
order etimo 11 telegram was sent hint
Kiiying that his order was contrary to
that of Secretary Alger, and Mllcn re
plied: "Never mind what Alger ays,
1 am iu command now."
A Into dispatch from Manila snyi.
"Hear Admiral Dewey says he con
siders tho situation critical. It Is un
der., tood he has asked for an tuldltionul
cruiser and battleship. Tho Spanlarda
assert that Germany will take n coal
ing station here, and that Spain will
retain tho remainder of tho islauds.
Agulnnldo has announced his inten
tion of eonveniug an assembly of tin
Filipinos on September 1.1 in order t
decide upon the policy to bo udopted
by tho Insurgents. The correspondent
here of tho Associated press has hud
an Interview with Agulnnldo, who
said thero wcro 07,000 Insurgents,
iirmed with rllles. Ho added that he.
could r.ilso 100,000 men. Indeed, the
insurgcntleaderpolnted out, tho whoht
popultition of thu l'hilipplucs islnnds.
tire willing to tight for their Independ
ence. Agulnahlo professes to believes
tlio Americans will withdraw ufter
tho. Spunish leave."
An attempt was made to kill tho.
czar of Russia, by filling 11 house with
gas and blowing it up with the hopV
that tho Hying debris would kill thu
emperor. A stall' oillccr and his wlfo
were killed as they were passing by.
tho emperor escaping by reasou of not.
going by thu house.
The slaughter of dervishes In the
battle of tho Nile on Friday, Septem
ber ", is estimated at ) 0.300; tho num
ber wounded reached more than If), 000.
The fugitive Itallfa Abdullah, lu his
haste to get away front General
Kirtclmncr's army, droppsd some of
his wives along the roud followed
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