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THE RED CLOUD CHIEF.
WIDE WORLD NEWS.
HAPPENINGS OF VITAL IN
TEREST. A Xlrlef Nummary of KrenU In Which
1'eople lira Deeply Interested Hliort
Sentrncei Conveying World ! In
v formation to Onr Header.
Thursday, .Inly 1.1,
Adinir.il Dewey 1ms reached Suez.-
Dreyfus' trial will begin1 August 1.
' Henry Rlngletry, stale senator of
LuCiosh", Op. was assassinated. No
Kansas City has made a bid of 8.10,
WtO for the 1000 democratic nnttonol
ton vent Ion.
Win. II. Pcnkc, tlm original Swiss
Veil ringer and harp player, died at his
home In Nlles, Mich.
England Ih experiencing severe and
damaging storms. Many valleys aru
Hooded from excessive rainfall.
.Thomas P Day, a Pittsburg, In.J
lii'mluT, Injured at a grade crossing a
week ago, Is dead from his Injuries.
The American liner Paris lias been
wvfely towed to Falmouth and prepara
tions arc ldng mudu to beach her in
the tide harbor.
A vow between (ho partners' caused
the Indianapolis News to be sold at
auction. Messrs. Dclavau Smith and
K. Williams, who own fiilV of the
stock bid tho properly In at S'.CM.OOO.
At Stockholm, Swc.len, an unknown
man attempted nu assault on Ocncral
Win. Iluoth, the head of tho Salvation
Army. Tluvussallunt Jumped into tho
carriage and endeavored to strike the
general with a heavy piece of Iron.
At a government sale of unclaimed
goods at Chicago yesterday William
K. lllair, a customs house broker,
bought a lot of old clothes for SI, and
In one of the pockets discovered 83,0(10
in bonds of the Equitable Investment
company of Council liluiTs, la.
The Transvaal field comets nre re
fusing to register American citizens,
unless they take oath to bear arms for
the republic in tho event of war. The
Americans, therefore, threaten to be
come lltittsh subjects so as to avoid
military service. Tho Transvaal gov
ernment is making representations to
Washington on the subject.
1'rlduy, .lulr 1 1.
The glue trust will stick.
Tho kissing bug Is coming west for
Governor Seofield of Wisconsin 1ms
appealed for S7fi,000 for Richmond tor
The republican state convention of
Kentucky nominated William S.. Tay
lor for governor.
It is stated that the death of Orand
Duke George of Russia was due to u
Former Senator Arthur I Corman
of Maryland Is ill at the Hesperus
hotel at Magnolia, Mexico.
At .Munlec, Intl., Edward Salmon,
aged 'Jr., attempted to kill his sweet
heait, Mlsh Lonia Franks, because tdio
The tin plate manufacturers and em
ployes have settled their differences.
The manufacturers granted an Increase
of 16 per cent.
At Kingston, Mo,, women of the '
('. T.I', raided u saloon and gambling
icsort known as the "White Elephant."
They are determined to break up the
At Grayson, Ky a 12-year-old
daughter of David Crlswell, a farmer,
died from having eaten poisoned bread.
The other members of tho family uro
in a dangerous condition. It Is not
known how the bread became, pols'jncd.
Mrs. Talmagc, wife of the noted
minister, whom Rev. Talmagc married
i little over a year ago, has just re
ceived a check for 8180,000, which rep
resents her interest In the Llndsay-Mc-Cutchcon
cotton tic mills. Mrs. Tal
magc isadaughterandheiressof dames
McCutchcou, who was n founder of the
Saturday, July 1(1.
Detroit people are enjoying' a three
cent street ear faro.
The yacht Columbia has gono to
Norfolk to have her sails rctlttcd.
United States Consul Jones died at
Tepun, Mexico. The nature of his ill
iick4 is not known.
The retail clerks' national protec
tive association has decided to admit
girls above tho age of ten.
It is said President MoKinley is ne
gotiating for the purchase of the cottage
In Canton, O., in which ho resided
when elected president.
The national educational association
has closed its labors at Los Angeles.
It was the most notable and largely
attended of any yet held.
J-!n"lls1 eiinltnHiitmim frvlmr tn It, u.
the plant of the Philadelphia Ware
housing nnu ioui storage company.
They offer 93,000,000 in cash for tho
concern. If tho deal is effected it
means a cold storage warehouse trust
for tho United States controlled by
Kngllshmen with u cash backing of
The reported execution of Walla
Tonka by tho Choctaw authorities at
Atikchl, in splto of tho writ of habeas
corpus issued front tho federal court,
was called to tho nttcntion of Judge
Clavton. Judge Clayton stated that
Judge Thomas had no jurisdiction in
the central district, and that tho exe
cution was not in contempt of any
--"Huniliiy, July 1(1.
Angust-llcekor, tho Chicago butcher
and wife murdcrert has been sentenced
to hang October 1.1.
Urooklyntrcct car employes have
decided to go on a strike tomorrow.
Citizens are preparing to walk.
Si Smith, the Habersham county,Oa.,
fanner who killed William Hell, tho
commercial traveler from Atlanta, sev
eral months ago, was shot to death in
the jail nt Oniuesvllte, Oa., by a mob
which outwitted the sheriff.
Jt.is reported that tho Filipino junta
will be moved from Hong Kong to the
Island of Labush, a lirltlsh colony six
wiles from the, .northwest coast of
itornco, as the Americun officials hare
watched the members of tho Junta bo
closely at Hong Kong that the latter
have found It impossible- to supply the
insurgents with arum.
' iTnitJrTWticif4Vi.xm.v'iM.Mui 'ittAywm-wj&M"'.vt
Lord Salisbury, who has been very
ill, is better.
The bleyclo trust shows signs of re
.The war cloud still hovers over tho
Tho 835,000.000 bond Issue of Mexico
ban been over-subscribed.
The scpartlst. uprising in tho south
ern province of Pcru Is spreading.
Two hailstorms of wide area visited
North Dakota, doing great damage to
At St. Louis Mrs. Louts W. Ilolladay
perhaps fntnlly shot her husband, who
in the son of Jesse W. Ilolladay, a Chi
cago millionaire. She claims she did
tin self defense.
Tho town of Wagner, I. 1'., was al
most entirely destroyed by lire. The
department of Muskogee came to Wag
ner, and succeeded in controlling tho
Humes. The loss is 3100,000.
Momlny, ,Iuly 17.
Tho big Hrooklyn street car strike Is
Indianapolis Is preparing to enter
tain 40,000 Epworth Leaguers.
The Hlackburu democratic club nt
Louisville. Ky,, has repudiated Oocbel's
Frank Ray, his sweetheart Cathie
Wiinscy, and Cliff and John Shannon
were drowned In tho Ohio river by the
capsizing of their boat.
At Llbertyvllle, 111., Mrs. Oeorgc
Frcidcr shot and killed her mother,
Mrs. Christian Foss, wounded her hus
band and then killed herself. Family
Ault Van llocning, Illinois grand
master of the Knights and Ladles of
Honor, committed suicide by jumping
from a steamer nt i'eorht, 111. Domestic
trouble Is the probable cause.
Frank M. Olrard, of tho Oregon vol
unteers, which was still on transport
at San Francisco, having received word
that his mother wasdylng, nsked leave
for n furlough. Helng refused he went
Mrs. John C. Allen, wife of former
Secretary of State of Nebraska John C.
Allen, who is now a prominent mer
chant of Monmouth. 111., committed
suicide by inhaling illuminating gas.
Sho Is believed to have been mentally
At Marlon, Ind., James C. Crosby, n
wealthy manufacturer, attempted to
kill his family but was unsucecsssul.
He and his wife separated last Janu
ary. Tho assault was due to Mrs. Cros
by's refusal to give back to her hus
band stock in tho Crosby paper nud
struwbourd mills which he had as
signed to her at the time he wanted to
defeat the trust.
Turduy, July 18,
Despondency caused Dr. F. M. End
llch, a prominent mining engineer of
Tucson, Ariz., to commit suicide.
At Anderson, Ind., nine thousand
tin plate workers returned to work,
accepting the in per cent increase.
The supreme court of Colorado has
declared the eight-hour law invalid.
The court's opinion has not yet been
At Sprlngtleld, O., John Palmer
Marsh, aged 11 years, died from lock
jaw, caused by a powder wound In tlm
hand July I.
Twenty-seven business houses, the
pumping station, the lire engine house,
and the city jail at Ualnbridge, Oa,,
ivere destroyed by tire. Loss 300,000;
John Cunningham, a Springfield, 111.,
miner, was killed with an axe by
Henry 0. Mitchell, a sewing machine,
agent during an altercation. Mitchell
Is held for murder.
Thu strike situation on the Hrooklyn
trolley lines r6niains unchanged, ex
cept that the striking employes lire
even more determined, and the man
agement more obdurate
The large plant of Summers Urothcrs,
manufacturers of horse collars and leg
gings, in North Uroudwuy, St. Louis,
was totally destroyed by lire. The
damage Is estimated at 875,000 and
covered uy insurance.
At Indianapolis, Ind., Ralph Shelly,
aged eight years, lies dead nt his homo
as the result of a vicious attack made
on him by four of his playmates, who
kicked him and pounded him cu the
back and neck with stones.
At Wybark, I. T., n freight train on
the M. K, it T. was wrecked by robbers,
and huglnccr McCuuc was killed. The
switch lock hud been battered to
pieces. It was evidently the work of
bandits who had intended to derail
the passenger train that preceded th
Wednesday, July 10.
Grasshoppers are said to bo ruining
crops in western Kansas.
Tho fever situation at Santiago,
Cuba, continues to improve.
Mrs. Mary Steger, wife of a Chicago
saloon keeper, is dead from the kiss of
a kissing bug,
The cup challenger Shamrock run
away from the Ilritannia in a trial race
yesterday, beating by a margin of 13
Tho casting plant at the Addison
Pipe and Steel foundry at Cincinnati,
O., was gutted by tiro and the loss is
The steamship Stillwater has reach
ed New York from Ountemula. Her
papers report everything quiet at
Guatemala, and uo signs of u revolu
Mrs. L. W. Hollidav. who shot nml
killed her husband nt St. Louis, was'
exonerated by tho coroner's jury, a
verdletof justifiable homicide being
Tho strike of tho Hrooklyn street car
employes is likely to be prolonged.
Doth aides are arrarcntly more deter
mined than ever. At Cleveland the
situation is not alarming.
Plngree's plan for the municipal
ownership of tho Detroit street rail
ways is pronounced a failure owing to
the refusal of the city council to con
sider the ordinance.
George M. Valentine, cashier of the
suspended Middlesex county bank of
Perth Amboy, N, J., was sentenced to
six years iu the penitentiary for mis
appropriating about 8130,000 of thu
Mrs. Helen M, Peyton of Spokane,
Wash., who has for years conducted a
restaurant at Denver, has -sued her
husband for 9500,000 damages, claim
incr..hc secured a divorce from her bv
anj through, fraud,
AFFAIRS OF STATE
EVENTS OF INTEREST
VlmMy Mention of thn Doing nf Ilia Na
llotinl Congreta, Departmental nml Kx-ecotlvr-Official
Action, unci UoTmtut.t
f Army nml Nuvy,
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Thursday, .Inly t:t.
The president has appointed Colonel
Alfred E. Hates paymaster nf the army,
to succeed General Asa 0. Carey, re
tired. O. J. Green, teacher at the Omaha
Indian school, Nebraska, has been
transferred o a like position iu the
Pino Ridge school.
The postal receipts nt Omaha ag
gregated 8.11,(173 iu Juno ns ngalnst
$.13, lii.1 in the corresponding month of
last year, n decrease of 81,7ft I.
Orders have been Issued at, the war
department directing headquarters
and two battalions of the Nineteenth
Infantry to leave Camp Meade In time
to reach San Francisco to sail on the
Tartar on tho 33d of July.
Almost complete returns to the bu
reau of immigration to the treasury
department of immigrants arriving in
tho United States for the fiscal year
ending June 30, 181)1), show an increase
of 83,571) over the fiscal year ended
June 30, 1808.
K. V. Smalley, general secretary of
tho national sound money league, was
in Richmond, Vn., yesterday consult
ing with n number of gold standard
men with reference to holding a na
tienal currency convention nt some
date In October next. It Is believed a
call for tho convention will be issued
some time in August.
Contrary to the common belief the
trade between the I'nlted States mid
Hrar.ll last year showed n falling on,
both In exports and imports. The
figures quoted iu a report to tho state
department by United States Consul
Hill, at Cantos, show that while, the
exports to Jlra7.il decreased 8500,000 in
the last year the imports fell off no
less than 813,000,000.
I'rlilar, July 14.
Mr. Rose, the German consul gener
al at Samoa during the recent exciting
events there, has arrived in Washing
ton unexpectedly and reported to the
A dispatch has been received from
General Otis requesting that there be
sent to the Philippines 3,500 horses, in
order that a brigade of cavulrv may be
organized for uso at the end' of the
Dynomlte guns arc to bo used bv the
American troops hi the fall campaign
against the Filipinos. Preparations
are being made by the ordnance de
partment to supply General Otis with
six Sims-Dudley dynamite pneumatic
The Impression prevnlls in army cir
cles that tho intention of tho adminis
tration is to enlist not only tho ten
regiments of volunteers named in the
recent order from the war department,
but the entire thirty-five regiments
authorized by the lute congress.
It is said at the state department
that the flnanclnl conditions in Guate
mala, with impending repudiation,
threaten severe loss to Amciicau citi
zens. Hut so far the American gov
ernment has not consented to taite tiny
joint action with England, Germany
or any other nation to bring pressure
to bear upon the disturbed republic.
Advices received by the transport
Newport, dated lanlln, Juno II. are
as follows: "The volunteers are great
ly debilitated iu consequence of the
hard campaigning through thrcu
months of tropic weather. Tweutv
four of tho .Nebraska onicers are on
the sick list, and the Montana, Kansas,
Washington and South Dakota regi
ments show twenty or more otlleors In
the hospitals or sick in their quarters.
These regiments have borne the brunt
of tho lighting. Their losses In killed
and wounded range from 100 in the
Montana regiment to 380 Nebraska
men. The loss of the Kansas regi
ment is second to that of Nebraska,
while the Washington and South Da
kota regiments follow closely, each
with losses of about 200. Tho Oregon
regiment ulso suffered severely. The
Nebraska regiment has suffered tho
worst. It camo in from San Fernando
a few days ago with fewer than 300
men in the ranks Somo of its com
panies havo only two sets of fours."
Saturday, July 15.
congressman Lent of Ohio has said
he wants to bo nominated for vice
president on the ticket with Rryan.
The strict enforcement of General
Woods' quarantine and sanitary orders
seems to bo repressing t)ie yellow fever
outbreak at Santiago,
Commissioner Wilson of the inter
nal revenue department has issued a
circular absolutely prohibiting banks
from affixing stamps to checks un
stamped when presented, and requir
ing them to return the same to the
Mrs. Rich Is to be surrendered to the
Mexican authorities to bo tried for the
murde of her husband. For days past
telegrams and letters havo been com
ing to-the president and to Secretary
Hay, somo almost hysterical in the
strength of their protests against the
extradition of the woman. Hut they
iiuvu ueen unavailing.
Sunday, July 10.
Twelve discharged sailors of the bat
tleship Iowa, who have started from
Seattlefor Hrooklyn, will complain to
Secretar Long regarding the rations
issued on the Iowa. They claim the
rations nre inferior to those prescribed
by tho navy department.
Dr. Morrison of Washington declares
Ids belief that tho ''kissing bug" is a
Phlllpplno Importation. Ho thinks
it was brought to this country In bag
gage and wearing apparal.
Pedro Orizar, fourteen years old,
who was cabin boy and bugler on the
Spanish cruiser Vlr.caya, has enlisted
in tho United States navy at the Hrook
lyn navy yard. He will be sent to tho
training school at Newport.
Major General Shatter will have
reached tho ago limit in about thrco
months, and it is said his friends are
working quietly, but none tho less en
ergetically to secure his retention in
the sorvioo g few years longer,
..jreNngJU . fc-JE-fa. . ..,SXTannm minim
The New York Dewey celebration
committee, lias received word from
Chnrlcs Dewey that tho admiral will
arrive in New York about October 1.
Hie prospective early return of somo
of tho regiments of volunteers that
havo been fighting in the Philippines
gives additional Interest to tho rcsumo
of the casualties in the insulnr cam
paigns. Full records of the losses by
death, wounds, sickness and otherwise,
since tho beginning of operations there
early iu the summer of 1808, show that
the Minnesota regiment was most sus
ceptible to the baneful influences of
the tropical climate, thirty-four of
those volunteers having expired in tho
hospital up to the Fourth of July. Ore
gon was next, with twenty-four; Ne
braska third, losing twenty-one men
from sickness. The Nebraska regi
ment lost more men Iclllcyl in action
than any other organization engaged,
except the Fourteenth infantry, twenty-six
members losing their lives at
the front from that state, ngalnst
twenty-eight of the rcgulnrs. A
comparative showing of the reglmcuts
which lost heavily, as compiled from
the olllclnl reports. Is as follows: The
killed: Fourteenth Infantry, 38: Ne
braska, 30; Kansas. 35; South Dakota,
35; Washington, 10; Third artillery, 10;
Oregon, It; Pennsylvania, 13; Elgh
teenth Infantry, 13: Montana, 11;
Twenty-second infantry, 0. Tho
wounded: Nebraska. 183; Montana,
133; Kansas, 131; Washington, 10!);
Third artillery, 03; South Dakota, 87;
Minnesota. 80; Oregon, 70: Pennsyl
vania, 0!); Twenty-second infantry, 07;
Nearly twice ns many volunteers ns
regulars-were killed, although tho vol
unteer regiments were only one-third
more numerous than the regulnrs.
Turmliiy, July IB.
One additional mounted letter carrier
vrtH bo appointed at Omaha to begin
Acting Secretary of War General
Miles held a 15 minutes Interview with
the. president yesterday on mPJro af
fairs of tho department.
Mr. Lyons, register of tho easury,
ex-Represcntatlvo Chcatntn, "recorder
of deeds, and John P. Green, United
Stntcs stamp agent, three of tho lead
ing colored men of the administration,
had a consultation with the president
yesterday regarding matters of interest
to their race.
The federal government has sent
agents Into Texas to secure horses for
service iu Cuba. The government is
of the Impression that the Texas horses
or mustang ponies nre especially adapt
ed for service in a tropical country lileo
Cuba, owing to their acquaintanceship
with excessive heat and privation on
Asslstnnt Comptroller Mitchell litis
decided that the family of a soldier
who died during the last war while on
Ids one or two months' furlough in
anticipation of his discharge, under
order 130 of the war department, is
not entitled to receive the one or two
months' extra pay or any part thereof,
as provided by the act of March 3, 1801).
President McKlnley received n tele
gram from San Francisco stating thut
the Oregon troops at the Presidio were
without overcoats and were suffering
from the weather and were In danger
of pneumonia. The dispatch stated
that having just returned from n trop
ical climate they could not withstand
the cold, and that there were plenty of
overcoats in the quartermaster's de
partment. The president directed that
all clothing necessary be furnished to
Wctlnrftilny. July ttr.
In the land ease of Geo. II. Schaufl'cl
ltergcr, from the Lincoln district, Sec
retary Hitchcock nlllrmcd the land of
fice decision holding his timber culturo
application for rejection.
On n rush order from the war de
partment 300 horses and mules and fif
ty escort wagons were shipped from
the Chlckamauga quartermaster's de
partment to San Francisco today by
special train, to be forwarded ut once
Patents have been Issued to the fol
lowing Nebraskans: George N. Heels,
Norfolk, book-mark; Colcstan Delaet,
Shelby, weighing machine; John L
Kell, Hlair. rotary engine: James A.
Varton, Omaha, lighting attachments
for vapor lamps.
The agricultural department's for
eign crop report for July states that
tho commercial authorities estimate
the short u go in the Russian crop of
wheat at from 85,000,000 to 130,000,000
bushels as compared with last year.
The dcflcientvils most serious in the
regions most favorably situated for ex
port, Itiwas nnnquncod at tho war depart
ment yesterday that no attention what
ever would be paid to the "round rob
In" of thai Maulla correspondents In
which tbuy protest against the censor
ship of General Otis, The protest was
not sent to General Otis, and it is said
he will not be called upon for nn ex
planation. In addition to this it was
intimated that very encouraging, news
had been received from the Philippines
and that the situation was much better
than had been generally believed. Tho
cabinet decided to leave Otis in com
inand, expressing satisfaction with his
conduct of the campaign.
Hortei and Haiti for OtU.
Chattanooga, Toon,, Julyf 10. On
a rush order from tho war department
300 horses and mulos and fifty escort
wagons were shipped from the Chlck
amauga quartermaster's department
to San Francisco to-day by special
train to bo forwarded at once to Ma-
Dixon Awrtil til Decision.
Ciiicaoo, July 17. (icorge Dixon,
tho colored featherweight, got the de
cision In a six round bout over Eddlo
Santry, at ' 133 pounds, ut tho Staff
Know HoT to l.lve.
"A few days ago," says an English
man In Madrid, "I called at the gen
eral poatofflco about a latter, and went
Into two departments before I found
the right one. . In the threo depart
ments that I entered I did not seo a
single person at work; tliey wero all
either standing, looking out of the
window, or sitting down, smoking and
When a fish has lost any of his scalts
by a wound or abrasion they art never
Correspondents Protest to Otis
Against tho Censorship.
OTIS PROMISES MORE LIBERTY
Iteporti of American ItovsMet anil or
llent l'rottrntloni finpprcuert ailj
rpproenttloni of OmcorV Feeling
About tlie Inturreotlon'i Htrenjtli.
Manila, July 11, via Hong Kong.
The constantly increasing strictness
of the censorship of pross dispatches
from Manils, which has prevented tho
cabling to tho United States of any
thing that did not reflect olllclat views
of important events and conditions,
has resulted in a united effort upon
tho part of correspondents here to se
cure nn nbatoment of the rigor of tho
The initiative In this direction was
tnhon n month ago, and resulted in
tho framing of a statemotit which was
prcsontcd on Sunday, July 0, to Mnjor
General Otis, commanding tho mill-,
tnry forces of tho United States In the
Philippine Islands, with n request for
permission to telegraph It to the
United States. The correspondents
nlso asked that they bo allowed to ca
ble to their papers tho facts and the
different phases of events ni they took
Tho correspondents had two long In
terviews with General Otis, in tho
courso of which they complained that
the evident purpose of tho censorship
was not to keep information from tho
enemy, but to keep from the public a
knowlcdgo of thu real condition of af
fairs here. ,
It was also asserted by tho corre
spondents that newspapers printed in
Manila, which reached the enemy
quickly, aro permitted to publish
statements similar to thoso which cor
respondents aro forbidden to cable.
It was mado clear to General Otis that
tho objactlon was to the system and
not to tho censor.
General Otis finally promised greater
liberality, agreeing to pass all matter
that ho might consider not detrimen
tal to the interests of tho United
States. Captain Green of his staff was
appointed censor. Tho statement of
tho correspondents Is as follows:
"Tho undersigned, being all staff
correspondents of American news
papers stationed in Manila, unite in
thu following statement:
"Wo believe that, owlug to 6fuclal
dispatchos from Manila mado public
lir Washington, the people of the
United states have not received a cor
rect impression of the situation in
the Philippines, but that these dis
patches havo prcsontcd an ultra-optl-mlstic
vlow that is not shared by the
general officers In the field.
"Wo believe that the dispatches
represent tho existing conditions
among tho Philippines in respect to
dissension und demoralization result
ing from the American campaign and
to the brigand character of their
"Wo bcllevo tho dispatches err in
tho declaration that 'the situation is
well In hand' und tho assumption that
the insurrection can ba speedily ended
without n greatly increased force.
"Wo think tho tenacity of tho Fili
pino purpose, has been underestimated
nnd that tho statements are unfound
ed that volunteers are willing to en
gage in further sorvloi).
"The censorship has compelled us
to participate in this misrepresenta
tion by excising or nlterlng uncontro
verted statements of facts upon tfio
plea, as General 0tis3tated, that 'they
would alarm tho people at homo'' or
'have tho pcoplo of tho United States
by the ears.'
"Specifications: "Probation of re
ports; snppresslon of full reports of
Held operations in tho event of fail
ure; numbers of heat prostrations In
the Held; systematic minimization of
naval operations and suppression of
eomplcto reports of the situation."
Tho dispatch is signed by John T.
McCutcheon of tho Chicago Record,
Oscar K. Davis of tho Now York Sun,
John F. Bass of the New York Her
ald, Robert M. Collins and John P.
Dunning of the Associated Press aud
six other correspondents.
TO FORTIFY THE CAROLINES,
ffrenty of Bale Show Germany TVuqU
tho Ittanili for Alllltnry l'urpoiet.
Waswnoton, July 13. Tho toxt of
tho German-Spanish treaty, by which
the Carolina islands wero sold, hns
been receive I hero. It is quite appar
ent that the llcrlin government's chief
object in acquiring tho Carolines
was to make them a military base In
tho event of any trouble. In tho Pacific.
There is furthor ovldenco of this in
the reports coming horo through mil
itary channols to tho effect that ex
tensive plans aro in preparation for
improving tho objoloto Spauish de
fenses of tho Carolines.
Tho commercial side of tho acquisi
tion, however, is not neglected, us ar
rangements have been completed for a
lino of steamers to connect with all of
Germany's possessions In tho East.
Lot IU Propeller Nunr Cape Ventn.
St. Vinck.nt, Capo Verdo Iitands,
July la Tho Italian steamer, Centro
America, from Montevideo, Juno 30,
for Genoa, with 030 pussongors, has
been towed horo for a dUtanoa of 300
miles, having bceu disabled by the
loss of her propeller.
A I'Uoe for SUJir Anitertnti.
Toi'KKA, July 13. Senator Luolen
Hakcr has selected Major T. J. Ander
son of this city for statistical agent
for tho agricultural department and
will forward tho recommoadatlou to
CORPSE'S LEGS IN DEMAND,
Coroners of Two Countloj Wrangle Over
'itrmslnl of Dead Man
OALKsnuno, III., July 18. When tho
fast mall train pulled in hero nt mid
night Engineer Frank Dullard found
on tho pilot tho body of a man
who has boon idontlfloJ ns Mike
McLaughlin of 3013 Northern
street, Philadelphia. The body
lacked tho legs, which had been sov
crod at the pelvic region ns clean as
could have been dono with usurgcon'i
knife. Tho body was tightly wedged
into tho pilot. Tho legs wero discov
ered on the track west of Kcwducc.
Tho coroner hero telegraphed Kowa
nco for the legs, but the corotior of
Henry county declined to surrender
them, saying that the Inquest should
bo hold In tho county whero tho acci
dent occurred. Tho coroner here hold
that the Inquest should bo conducted
In this county, whoro tho body was
found At prosont it looks as If two
inquests would bo held, although
Marshal Iltnni.in has gono to Kewanoe
after the logs, tho Philadelphia rela
tive having wired hltn to take chargu
of tho remains.
ilow the accident occurred Is a mys
tery, as Dullard knew nothing of it
until, when oiling tho engine, he
found the mutilated trunk. When tho
man was struck the train was going
seventy miles an hour und tho pilot
hit him with such forco as to cut thu
body In two.
"MISSING LINK" KILLED.
Clrom Proprietor Tukot Life of n Fretk
anil I Chitrceil With Murder.
RoNi'.STTKr., S. D., July 'l3. Upon
tho question whether his victim was
brute or human depends Archie P.
Hrewcr's guilt or innocenco of the
crlmo of murder. Ilrcwcr was one of
tho owners of a small tent show,
which came here for exhibition.
Aor.g their attractions was a creat
ure of seemingly a higher form of an
imal Hfo than a monkey and lower
than a man.
Ilrcwcr called thi nnlmal tho "miss
Ing link" and laid great stress on tho
alleged fact that no ono was able to
say whether It belonged to tho human
or brute creation. Hrewor now avers
that the freak was a monkey. In a
scufflo with it tho showman became
angry and seizing a heavy club dealt
It n hard'blow over the car from the
effects of which It died In a few hours.
Tho local authorities Immediately
placed Itrowcr under arrest on a
chargo of murder. At tho preliminary
hearing his lawyers sot up tho de
fense that their client did not take
tho lifo of a human being, but the
magistrate bound him over to the
THANKFUL TO HELEN GOULD,
Ohio Soldier Will I'reient n Mudal k
Tottnn of Appreciation.
Tor.r.no, Ohio, July 16. During the
war with Spain, Miss Helen Gould of
New York furnished a number of cots
for tho soldiers In Cuba, part of
which wero received by the Sixth
Ohio roglmint of this city. Tho boys
ut onco decided to show their regard
for her. The corporals of each com
pany raised fund among the men and
with this money a lnagiilllcont medal
wdll bo bought and presented to Miss
Gould. The design: for tho medal Is a
minature canteen, on one bldo of
which will bo enjrraved:
"Presentod to Miss Helen Gould by
tho enlisted men of tho Sixth Ohio,
and In recognition of tho patriotism
of an American woman."
On the other side of tho medal will
uppear u mlniaturo tent showing tho
cots, instead of the United States bare
WOMAN KILLS HER MOTHER,
Wound i Huibtnl, Than 1'iiti an Knd
to Her Own Life.
LinKirrrriM.K, 111., July IS. Fol
lowing a family quarrel, Mrs. Gcorgo
Trolder shot and lcllloJ her inothor,
Mrs. Chrlstlai Foss, wounded her
husband nnd klllod herself, Tho
quarrol was precipitated by long
standtng family troubles. Mrs. Trel
der leaves two children, 7 and S yours
old. She was 33 und her mother 80
years of uge.
He Lovet Hit Mother.
Albany, Ore., July 18. Frank M.
Glrard, a member of Company I, Ore
gon volunteers, has nrrlved horo from
San Francisco In violation of orders.
On reaching San Francisco harbor.
While still on board s)ilp, he received
a telegram that his mother, who re
sides near Monmouth, was dying, and
asked him to come ut once. Ho ap
plied to tho officer for furlough, of
fering tho telegram ns a reason, but
It was refused. Hy the ntd of sym
pathetic comrades ha was lot down by
n ropo Into a small boat and wont
ashore, taking the train nt onco for
hotne. Ho says that ho will return to
his regiment In a few days.
Died In III Natal UeX
LKXlNfiTON, Ky., July 19.-Colonel
William Preston Johnston, president
of Tulano university, New Orleans,
died at tho homo of his son-in-law,
Hon. Harry St. Georgo Tucker yoster
day. Ho died in tho sama bed In
which he was born slxty-soveu year
Itlolilaml Mlno rurnhtio.l. "
Joit.i.x, Ma, July 18. Kx-Govornor
Renfrew has made another big deal iu
?.iuumlue properties for tho American
.luo, Load and Smelting company.
Tho property purchased Is the famous
Richland mlno, near Cartervlllo, con
sisting of 30 acres of mineral land
nnd llvo plants. Tho price paid was
, Murderer of Girl li Ueait
Mason City, July 18. Roy Sutton,
tho young man who murderod Leon a
Elmore near tho cctnotory at Mason
City Friday night and then shot him
self, died yostorday.
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