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M.CCOOK , - - NEBRASKA
Give to every human being every op
portunity you claim for yourself.
No barber has a right to charge a
man fifteen cents for opinions that he
It really seems incongruous that
h there should be all this heat over the
For reasons all can understand , the
Turk will probably never be an assimilator -
similator or a gobbler.
m Georgia is engaged in confiscating all
the oil in sight This is a smooth way
of reaching the octopus.
A rural editor says chickens are
worth 2 cen s apiece in his town but
he doesn't say how large the pieces
An Irishman says that love sets the
heart aching so dellciously there is no
getting a wink of sleep for the pleasure
\ of the pain.
Fish being rich in phosphorus and
phosphorus being the essential thing
in making matches , It therefore stands
to reason that girls should be partial
to a fish diet.
Senator Beveridge of Indiana , sup
posed to be lost , has been heard from
at Nagasaki. The public generally
doesn't know where Nagasaki Is , but
It is pleased to learn that Beveridge is
One of the proverbial "long-felt
wants" bids fair to be filled in the es-
tabishment of schools of domestic
economy , which shall teach the arts
of housekeeping and of caring for the
welfare of family life. If young men
are taught to provide the money need
ed for maintenance of families , it
seems desirable that young women
should be taught , with equal care , how
to apply it to the best advantage.
Robert Evans , who has just arrived
at Vancouver from the Atlin mining
district , says that matters there are In
a terrible condition , owing to British
officialdom. He accuses the Canadian
officials of corruption and running
things for their own aggrandizement.
"The whole country , " says Evans ,
"has been set back by a policy of in
capacity and hundreds of poor miners ,
whose claims have been buried in red
tape , are in an absolutely starving con
The Supreme Court of Indiana has
rendered a far-reaching decision in a
suit brought by citizens of Portland
against a natural gas and oil com
pany which , it was claimed , had en
tered into an illegal combination to
raise the price of its product. The
plaintiffs were sustained , the decision
which , It is asserted , will apply to
many trusts being based on the com-
jnon-law point of "public policy. " "It
'is an old and familiaj * maxim , " said the
court , "that 'competition is the life of
trade' ; and whatever act destroys com
petition , or even relaxes it , upon the
part of those who sustain relations to
the public , is regarded by the law as
injurious to public interests , and is ,
therefore , deemed to be unlawful. "
Every day that brings Admiral Dewey -
ey nearer home also brings increased
evidence of the great esteem in which
he is held by his countrymen. Since
Grant's time no other man has approached
preached this popularity. He stands
quite alone , and the whole nation is
getting ready to welcome him in Oc
tober. In view of this indubitable
fact , how account for the paucity of
the popular offering for the "Dewey
home fund" ? Stinginess never was a
characteristic of the American people.
But only $20,000 Is forthcoming for the
alleged object of the nation's highest
esteem. There is only one answer to
this conundrum , which is that the people
ple take little stock In a 'home fund"
raised by public subscription. Ap
parently it savors too much of passing
The statements of the Fall River
mills for the quarter ended July 30 ,
this year , indicate that the long-de
pressed cotton industry In New Eng
land , especially that part of it located
in Fall River , is coming in slowly , it Is
true , but surely for some of the bene
fits of better times. In the first three
months of the present year all the mills
paid out $265,525 for dividends a rate
of 1.21 per cent on a capitalization of
§ 22,023,000 , as compared with. .78 per
cent for the preceding quarter. During
the quarter in question all the mills
are credited with having made money ,
though nine out of thirty-eight cor
porations passed dividends a fact that
is explainable on the ground that they
have decided to devote their earnings
to the wiping out of debts or to the
purchasing of new equipment Unless
present indications are incorrect the
next quarter's report will reveal a
much healthier condition of affairs.
At Philadelphia a court-martial has
officially decided that lovemaking is
not inconsistent with soldierly duty ,
and that a sentinel may hold his rifle
in his right hand while his left arm Is
wound around the waist of a girl.
Secretary Long has indorsed the de
cision and kas ordered the culprit in
the case a marino at the Philadelphia
navy-yard to return to his post un-
censured. Thus are the rightful priv
ileges of a hero defined and sustained
by highest authority , while Cupid and
Mars , hand in hand , dance joyously
arouad the secretary's office.
Young's Brigade Hakes Keconnoisanco
and Occupies Towns ,
AMERICAN TROOPS SUFFER LOSS
Town Is Entered Without Strong : Resist
ance. Troops Approaching In Three
Columns Colored Troops la the Ad
vance LOHS of the Enemy About
MANILA , Aug. 14. A. reconnols-
sance by troops of General Samuel B.
Young's brigade with the purpose of
discovering the whereabouts of the
enemy near San Mateo , northeast of
the San Juan reservoir , about ten
miles from Manila , resulted in the oc
cupation of Sau Matoo.
The American loss was three killed
and thirteen wounded , including a
lieutenant of the Twenty-first infan
The Americans approached San Ma-
tea In three columns. Major Cronin ,
with fifteen men of the Twenty-fifth
infantry , advanced from Novaliches ,
five miles west of San Mateo. Captain
Rivers , with 100 men of the Fourth
cavalry , and Captain Parker , formerly
lieuteant colonel of the Twelfth New
York volunteer regiment , with 2
men of the Twenty-first and Twenty-
foiH-th infantry and the Fourth caval-
ly approached in two columns from
Major Cronin experienced many dif
ficulties , arising from the condition
of the country , and failed to effect & ,
junction with Captain Rivers , west o
San Mateo , as had been planned.
Captain Rivers advancing , took an
outpost of the enemy two miles south
west of San Mateo. He then encount
ered strong resistance among the hills ,
the enemy firing from excellent posi
Having failed to connect with Major
Cronin and seeing that the town was
already occupied by the Americans ,
Captain Rivers withdrew , covering
his withdrawal with a heavy volley.
He lost a sergeant killed.
Captain Parker on advancing found
the enemy strongly entrenched on the
far side of some rice fields about a
mile wide and covered with deep mud.
Pushing forward rapidly , he routed
the Filipinos after forty minutes of
fighting and then continued the march
upon San Mateo , which he entered
without serious resistance about 1:30 :
in the afternoon.
Major Cronin entered the town about
4:30. : The Americans still occupy the
place. Our men were exhausted by
the heavy marching.
Twenty-three of the enemy are
known to have been killed.
This is the first action in which
Colonel Burt's colored troops partici
pated. They behaved well , their lead
er's having difficulty in holding them
General Young accompanied Captain
Parker's column and was under fire
throughout the engagement.
It is estimated the enemy numbered
between 300 and 400 men.
INSURGENTS STILL ACTIVE.
They Take the Aggressive and Make Our
Troops Considerable Trouble.
MANILA , Aug. 14. The insurgents
have taken the aggressive in the
neighborhood of the railroad. On Sat
urday night they unsuccessfully at
tacked San Luis , on the Rio Grande
near Calumpit , which is garrisoned
by two companies of the Twenty-sec
end infantry. The Americans had one
man , a sergeant , killed and two pri
Yesterday morning a similar affair
took place at Gringua , four miles west
of Malolos , where another small garrison
risen is stationed as a safeguard
against a possible attack upon rail
way. A special train took reinforce
ments to Malolos and Guiginto , just
north of Bulacan.
While the Seventeenth infantry dur
ing last Tuesday's battle was approach
ing Calumpit along the road , the
troops saw a group of fifty Filipinos
outside the town under a flag of truce.
Some who were in white clothing held
up their hands to signify that they
were unarmed. Captain Hart with a
detachment advanced cautiously to a
point within 200 yards of them , when
the Filipino picked up their guns and
fired a volley. The Americans dropped
into the bushes unhurt on the first
movement and returned the fire. At
this the Filipinos ran off.
The Base Ball Record.
Philadelphia , 5 ; Chicago , 0.
Baltimore , 16 ; Pittsburg , 2.
St. Louis , 9 ; Washington , 3.
13-6 Cleveland 1-2.
New York , - ; ,
Cincinnati , 7-7 ; Boston , 2-2.
Louisville , 7-2 ; Brooklyn , 6-6.
Minneapolis , 8 ; Milwaukee , 1.
St. Paul , 7 ; Kansas City , 5.
Indianapolis. 6 ; Grand Rapids , 2.
Buffalo , 6-14 ; Detroit , 7-7.
American Exhibit at Prussia.
LONDON , Aug. 14. ( New York
World Cablegram. ) The Morning
Post's St. Petersburg dispatch says
it has been proposed after the close
of the Paris exposition next year to
open an American exhibition
Moscow or St Petersburg , consisting
ihiefly of American exhibits on view
in the French capital. It is impossi
ble as yet to say whether the scheme ,
which would entail considerable out
lay , will be carried into effect
White Cap Outrages.
MINNEAPOLIS , Minn. , Aug. 14.
A Great Falls , Mont , special says :
George Henson of Paradise Valley ,
near Chinook , on Mink river , is the
victim of the first whitecap outrage in
Montana. He was to have been a
witness against the defendant in an as
sault case in Chinook Saturday morn
ing. Seven men masked in white call
ed about midnight Friday night at his
house , enticed him out and after beat
ing him terribly , put a rope around
him and threw him into the river ,
dragging him out again and again , un-
Ml he promised not to testify. .
Ono Hundred Thousand Hold Festivities
CHICAGO , Aug. 14. One hundred
thousand German-American citizens
participated yesterday in the cerebra
tion incident to the opening of the
fourteenth annual convention of the
Kreigerbund and the Twenty-fifth an
nual reunion in America of the
Deuscher Kreigerverein. The former
includes veterans of the German army
and the latter veterans of the Franco-
Prussian war. The day signalized the
opening of the convention and the pay
ing of tributes by German-Americans
to the men who made possible the
present greatness of the German em
pire. The pageant was large and im
The cordial relations between the
German-Americans and their fellow-
countrymen was made manifest in tne
enthusiastic cheering that greeted on
every hand the two young women rep
resenting Columbia and Germania , and
singing by a multitude at Sharpshoot
ers' park of German and American
The day began with the arrival of
trains bringing delegations from all
parts of the country. As each train
slowed up at the depot committees
stepped forward to welcome the visi
tors. It was not a forma : reception
of strangers but a reunion of old
friends. Many of the arrivals were re
cognized by members of the commit
tees as former messmates on the bat
tlefield and the welcome extended -vrai
a hearty one.
THE APPEAL OF SECREFARY ROOT
It Is Meeting : With. Generous Response
From Mayors of Cities.
WASHINGTON , Aug. 14 Responses
to the appeal of Secretary Root for
aid for the suffering and destitute in
Porto Rico are coming in from the
mayors of the different cities In the
most gratifying manner. Promise of
money , food and clothing are made
and it is said the work of relief will
be commenced at once and pushea
with all vigor.
The War department is already as
sured of having a full shipload for the
McPherson , which sails today. The
secretary has designated the Bank of
North America , New York , as the re
pository for funds , and Colonel B. F.
Jones , chief quartermaster , to receive
supplies and provisions. His ofllce is
in the army building , on Whitenal/ /
street , New York.
LEXINGTON , Ky. , Aug. 14. The re-
: urns from the different county meet
ings yesterday indicate that the state
will be as fully represented here next
Wednesday as Avas expected , for the
anti-Goebel state convention , but there
will be small delegations from nearly
all the counties. There will be no con-
: ests to attract interested parties
and their followers. It is conced
ed that the state ticket will be
leaded by ex-Governor "John Young
Brown and Mayor P. P. Johnson for
governor and lieutenant governor
against the democratic nominees of
the Louisville convention and the re
publican ticket will be named without
opposition. The resolutions are also
cnown in advance as reaffirming the
Chicago platform , indorsing Bryan and
free silver , denouncing the Goebel
election law and its author and the
chairman and the action of the Louis
Sympathizers Wreck Card.
CHATTANOOGA , Tenn. , Aug 14.
A mob of sympathizers with the locked
out union employes of the electric
street railway last night , at a secluded
loint on the road , attacked a car con-
aining a number of passengers , with
rocks. Windows in the car were brok
en and the motorman was struck. One
ady in jumping from the car was
struck by a huge boulder and seriously
hurt The motorman drew a revolver
and fired into the mob. A posse of
policemen were sent to the scene and
dispersed the mob. At another point
on the road today a car was stoned ,
> ut no one was hurt. Officers were sta-
ioned at every quarter of a mile along
he route to look out and prevent vio-
ence , which was threatened all the
Damage to Government Property.
WASHINGTON , Aug. 14. The
quartermaster's department has re
ceived a cable message from Major
Clem , at San Juan , saying that the
lighters belonging to the department
which were to be taken to Santiago
lave been so badly damaged by storm
that they cannot make the voyage.
The damage to the barracks and quar-
: ers in both San Juan i-nd Ponce is
'ully as much as at first reported by
; he quartermaster.
Shenandoah Men Re-enlist.
SHENANDOAH , la. , Aug. 14. The
dispatches state that fire members of
Company E have re-enliste * in one of
he new regiments General Otis is
orming. Four of them are privates
ind the other. Lieutenant James 0.
loss , is first lieutenant of the com-
) any at present. He is a resident of
his place and 30 years of age. He had
) een a member of the guard for a
number of years prior to the breaking
out of the war.
Col. Mulford Will Get Hack.
WASHINGTON , Aug. 14. Colonel
Mulford , First Nebraska , who has just
returned from the Philippines with his
regiment , has .accepted a captaincy
commission in one of the volunteer
regiments and will return to the Phil-
DETROIT , Mich. , Aug. 14. Many of
the delogats arrived yesterday for lae
convention of the society of American
florists and Ornamental Horticultur-
sts , which is to be held this week.
The feature of the convention is ex
pected to be a floral and plant exhibi
ion in Harmonie hall , where the ses
sion will be held.
Ohio Pioneer Is Gone.
TOLEDO , O. . Aug. 14. Hon. John
Laskoy , an Ohio pioneer and the
'ounder of the Ohio drainage system ,
s dead. He was 75 years old.
War Department Takeo Measures to Be
lieve Hurricane Sufferers.
CIRCULARS SENT TO LARGE CITIES
Hundreds of Lives Have IJccn Lost , and
Those Who ICeiuulii arc in Absolute
Destitution , Without Homes or Food
A Generous Kcspoiiae Hoped For From
WASHINGTON , Aug. 12. The war
department yesterday took prompt
measures for the relief o the hurri
cane sufferers in Porto Kico. When
the press dispatches and General Da
vis' advices made known the extent
of the disaster steps were immediately
taken to send supplies and the trans
port McPherson was ordered put in
readiness to sail from New York on
Monday next. It will carry rations
and other necessaries. Secretary of
War Root yesterday sent the following
appeal to the mayors of all cities of
more than 150,000 population.
Sir The governor general of Porto
Rico confirms the report that upon the
8th inst. a hurricane swept over the
Island , entirely demolishing many of
the towns , destroying many lives an'l
reducing so far as he can estimate ,
not less than 100,000 of the inhabitants
to the condition of absolute destitu
tion , without homes or food. Unless
immediate and effective relief is giver
these unfortunates will perish of fam
Under these conditions the president
deems that an appeal should be made
to the humanity of the American pee
ple. It is an appeal to their patriot
ism also , for the inhabitants of Porto
Rico have freely and gladly submitted
themselves to the guardianship of the
United States and have voluntarily
surrendered the protection of Spain ,
to which they were formerly entitled ,
confidently relying upon more gener
ous and beneficent treatment at our
hands. The highest considerations of
honor and good faith unite with the
promptings of humanity to require
from the United States a generous re
sponse to the demand of Porto Ricaii
This department has directed the
immediate distribution of rations to
the sufferers by the army of Porto
Rico , so far as it is within the power
of the executive , but in the absence of
any appropriation we must rely large
ly upon private contributions.
I beg that you will call upon the
public-spirited and humane people of
your city to take active and immediate
measures in this exigency. The gov
ernment transport McPherson will be
sent directly from the port of New
York to Porto Rico on Monday , the
14th inst , to carry all supplies of food
which can be obtained. Further trans
ports will be sent at future dates , of
which public notice will be given.
Any commitiee charged with the
raising of funds will receive full infor-
jmation and advice upon commtmicat-
_ ing with this department. Very re
ELIHU ROOT ,
Secretai y of War.
FIVE HUNDRED LIVES LOST.
SAN JUAN , Porto Rico , Aug. 12.
It is now said 500 persons lost their
lives at Ponce during the hurricane.
Terrible distress prevails there.
Arroyo , on the south coast , has been
destroyed. Sixteen lives were lost
there and the town is still submerged
At Guayamo the houses were still
standing. Seven persons were killed
there. A number of houses were pil
laged. Squads of soldiers were unable
to maintain order and starvation
threatens the population.
The water supply of San Juan has
been stopped. The Coamo Springs
hotel has been wrecked. It belonged
to the Porto Rico company of Phila
MORE TROOPS COMING HOME.
South Dakota and Minnesota Men on the
WASHINGTON , Aug. 12 General
Otis cabled the War department yes
terday as follows :
MANILA , Aug. 11. City of Para ar
rived. Private Cosley Reed , Company '
A , Twenty-fourth , died at sea. Sher
man sails today. OTIS.
The City of Para sailed from San
Francisco July 13 with Companies B
and D , Fourth cavalry ; headquarters
A , F , H and K , Twenty-fourth infantry ,
and B , engineer b' alien thirty-six
officers and 911 enlisted men , General
The Sheridan will bring back the
Minnesota and South Dakota troops.
Indians at Paris Exposition.
WASHINGTON , D. C. , Aug. 12. W.
B.Backus , principal of public schools
of Chadron , Neb. , is in the city on
business with me interior department
It is the intention of Mr. Backus to
secure , if possible , the consent of Sec
retary Hitchcock to arrange for an
Indian exhibit at Paris next year. He
was in charge of the Indian exhibit
at Chicago during the World's fair ,
and after the signal success made at
Omaha last year with the Indian con
gress , feels that he can make an ex
hibit at Paris which will be one of the
leading features of the French expo
The Situation In Cuba.
PLATTSBURG , N. Y. , Aug. 12.
Colonel L. V. W. Kennon had a long
talk with the president yesterday re
garding the situation in Cuba. Colonel
Kennon has been on General Brooke's
staff at Havana as adjutant general for
He arrived at the hotel in company
with General Guy V. Henry and was
immediately hurried into the presi
dent's rooms. He talked with Presi
dent McKinley for nearly an hour and
went over the entire Cuban situation
A FAMINE IS IMPENDING.
Gon. Davis A It * Authority to Succor
I'arto ft leans.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 12. The war
department yesterday received a cable
gram from General Davis giving fuller
details of the damage done in Porto
Rico by the hurricane.
General Davis says a famine is im
pending and asks authority to issue
rations to the destitute. The message
"Later reports show that hurricane
was far more severe in interior and
southern part of island than here. Data
for estimate of number of Porto Rlcans
who have lost everything is deficient ,
but I am forced to believe the number
on island cannot fall below 100,000
souls and a famine is impending. I ask
that 2,500.000 pounds of rice and beans ,
equal quantities of each , be imme
diately shipped on transports to Ponce.
Some here. Urgent appeals to all post
commanders for food for the destitute.
Am I authorized to relieve distress by
food issues ? Rice and beans only de
sired. There have been many deaths
of natives by falling walls. So far only
one soldier reported dangerously in
jured. Several towns reported entirely
demolished.f As yet have reports from
only four po'rts. Complete destruction
of all barracks at two and in two
others one company each had bar
racks destroyed. Troops arc in can
vas. No reports yet from the largest
ports , Ponce and Mayaguez , but they
were in the vortex of the storm. At
least half of the people in Porto Rico
subsist entirely on fruit and' vege
tables and storm has entirely des
troyed this source of support. "
TO RAISE THE QUARANTINE.
Surgeon General Wymaii of the Marino
Hospital Sends a Message.
WASHINGTON , Aug. 12 Surgeon
General Wymann of the marine hos
pital service has sent a message to the
harbor authorities of Boston , New
York , Philadelphia and Baltimore in
forming them of the desire of the au
thorities of the cities in the neighbor
hood of Hampton , Va. , to raise the
quarantine against that city and ask
ing that in case this step should be
taken the northern cities would not
quarantine against the places affected ,
including Norfolk , Newport News ,
Portsmouth and Old Point. Dr. Wy-
man says his own opinion is that there
was no reason for quarantining against
any other place than Phoebus and the
Soldiers' home. Dr. Wyman has re
ceived favorable responses from Dr.
Doty and Dr. Jones representing the
health authorities of New York and
Baltimore respectively. Surgeon Vick-
ery , the marine hospital service rep
resentative at Hampton , Va. , wired
headquarters here today that the yel
low fever situation continues favor
able. There had been no more deaths
from the fever.
TRAGEDY AT ARAPAS10E , NEB.
Two Younff People , Seemingly Lovers ,
D'e by Their Own Hands.
ARAPAHOE , Neb. , Aug. 12. The
people of Arapahoe were startled yes
terday by the report of a terrible trag
edy in which two young people of this
ilaca were concerned.
Workmen who were repairing the
High school building on going to work
about 7 o'clock found the lifeless body
of James Bloodworth , aged 21 , with a
bullet hole in his right temple , in the
east doorway of the building. In his
clenched hand he still held the revolver
ver with which the deed was done.
Lying partially on his body was the
body of Miss Grace Cooper , with a bul
let wound in her temple. She was
stil breathing , but died about four
E a left a statement that it was a
cast jf suicide with each other. Objec-
tiont had been made to their keeping
company and this is supposed to be
the cause. Miss Cooper was about la
NO RIGHT TO INDIAN FUNDS.
Auditor of Treasury Disallows the Kx.
pciisc Account of a Xejjro.
WASHINGTON , Aug. 12. The audi
tor of the treasury for the interior de
partment has raised a question as to a
nogro's rights to Indian funds by dis
allowing expenses for the board and
medical treatment of John Woodruff ,
a negro from the Pine Ridge agency ,
now at the government insane hospi
tal here. The auditor says these ex
penses cannot be allowed as a charge
against the appropriation for the sup
port and subsistence of the Sioux un
til the man establishes a status as a
Sioux Indian. The interior department
expresses the opinion that neither the
Sioux nation nor any tribe or branch
tribe has any voice In determining
what disposition should be made by
the government of the fund question ,
so long as its obligations to the In
dians are fulfilled.
Supervisors of Census.
WASHINGTON , D. C. , Aug. 12.
director of the census has sent out
commissions of supervisors of census
appointed for Nebraska. As the ap
pointments are of the "recess" variety ,
they will hold only until the senate
confirms permanent appointments. The
same men will , however , be appointed
in each instance. This action of the
director is a departure from the usual
course of procedure , but commissions
are sent out at this time that super
visors may map out their districts ,
select enumerators and be ready to
begin promptly on the morning ot
Centralization of Schools.
SIOUX FALLS , S. D. , Aug. 12. The
question of the consolidation and cen
tralization of h tecountry schools is at
present being earnestly discussed in
3ducational circles throughout the
state and it is probable that something
Jefinite will result from the discussion ,
as sufficient Interest has been aroused
to induce the educational authorities
af the state to take hold of the mat
ter , with a view to adopting and in-
lugurating some plan which will se
cure the desired end.
Never judge the judge by the jury.
Maitre Labori , Counsel for Dreyfus , Tired
THE BULLET ENTERS HIS BACK ,
Two Men Awult Their Victim In a Niir-
row Liuie The Murderers Immedlately
Flee Physicians Give It us Their
Opinion thut Luborl Will Dlo of III *
RENNES , Aug. 14. Tvo men am
bushed Maitre Labori , counsel for
Dreyfus , and one shot was fired , hit
ting Labori in the back. M. Labori.
fell in the roadway. He is still alive.
Maitre Labori left his house alone
for the court about G o'clock yesterday
morning. His residence is situated in.
the suburbs of the town , about a quar
ter of an hour's walk from the Lycee ,
the route being along a solitary road ,
beside the river Vilsine.
He had reached a point half way
on his journey when two men who had
evidently been lying in wait for him
rushed out of a narrow lane and one.
of them fired a single shot from n re
volver. The murderers were only a.
couple of yards behind the victim and
the bullet struck Maitre Labori in the.
back. The wounded man uttered an
agonized cry and fell flat on his face.
The murderers immediately fled
through the lane from where they had
emerged and both escaped.
It was announced that the bu'let
had entered the stomach. There was.
no outward bleeding and the physi
cians believe that M. Labori will die.
from the wound.
A later story has it that M. Labori
was shot in the temple by a man who
fired a revolver at him outside the--
court , and that the miscrsant was ar
THE FIRST NEBRASKA.
Troops Celebrate the Full of Manila
With an KInborate Dinner
SAN FRANCISCO , Aug. 14. Yester
day the First Nebraska celebrated the
anniversary of the fall of Manila. The
regiment was one of the first to enter
Manila and many experiences and
reminiscences of the capture are retold
by the boys to their interested friends ,
Company L celebrated the event by
an elaborate dinner in its company-
dining hall. The spread included all
the delicacies of the season and was-
heartily enjoyed by the boys and their
In the afternoon the camp was
thronged with large crowds of visi
tors and friends of the regiment , al
though the day was somewhat un
pleasant , owing to the winds raising
clouds of dust , which would circle
around the tents and succeeded in cov
ering everyone. The regiment has
made many friends in San Francisco
and the boys are besieged with various
invitations from their admirers , who-
seem to enjoy their acquaintance.
ON VERGE OF STARVATION.
Inhabitants of Attoii Island in a IMtiablo-
SEATTLE , Wash. , Aug. 14. A priv
ate letter from Captain Slamm of the
revenue cutter Grant , now with the
sealing patrol in Bering Sea , states
the inhabitants of Attoti island were
found by him in straightened circum
stances , but in no immediate danger
The inhibitants , numbering seventy-
three twenty-three men and fifty
women and children were in a piti
able condition. Many of the children
were partially naked and their elders
were but little better off. All were de
pendent for bodily warmth upon the
common practice of huddling five or
six together in their "barabosos" or
native huts. The only fuel on the Isl
and is a scant supply of driftwood.
The crew of the Grant gave the people
ple all their spare clothing. The people
ple were also suffering from a lack of
salt This resulted in much sickness
and for a while the physician of the
Grant was kept busy dispensing medi
cines. The Grant furnished the inhab
itants rations. They had a very good
supply of fish , roots and berries.
Recruits for the Thirty-Fourth.
CHAMBERLAIN , S. D. , Aug. 14
Lieutenant Cushman A. Rice of the
new Thirtyfourth"regiment left here
yesterday for Centerville. He had
three applicants for enlistment here ,
two of whom were accepted. They wera
Ross Robinson of Irvington , la. , and
Herman J. Banner of Beaver Dam ,
WIs. The latter served in Porto Rico
and was mustered out several months
Negro Shot In Chttrch.
DALLAS , Tex. . AUK. 14. A negro
named Edward Liscom and the wife of
William Daugherty were shot at
church , near Sumonville , last evening.
Liscom is dead and the woman fatally
injured. John and Bill Robertson , two
negroes , charged with the shooting ,
were captured by members of the con
gregation , but later made their escape.
Cochin Will Make Inquiries.
PARIS , Aug. 14. M. Denys Cochin ,
monarchist and one of the deputies
/or the Seine department , has written
to the premier , M. Waldeck-Rousseau ,
announcing his intention to interpel
late the government when parliament
reassembles regarding its general pol
Nothing bnt Trade and Good Will.
RIO DE JANEIRO , Aug. 14. Col.
Page Bryan , Unites States minister to
Brazil , in an important communica
tion to the Aregentine press asserts
that the United States want nothing
of South America but trade and good
will. The people today have been
shouting for union between Argentina
and Brazil. Tonight the president o
Brazil gare another reception and
banquet , followed by a ball. At the
banquet the Argentine minister , Senor
Porela , toasted "The Eternal Unioa of
Argentina and Brazil. "
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