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VOLUME XXIX.-NUMBER 23.
0OLtJ3IBtJS KEBfiASKAi WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER 14, 1898.
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NEBRASKA NEWS.
Benjamin Adamsoh, hightwatchman
. of- Crete, tiled last week of lockjaw-.
resulting from an injured thumb. H$
" -teav-es a wife and. four children well
. provided for. as he carried 2-,900 iA
tne ii. w. A. locce. Desio.es aa acct-s
dent policy Of $1,000.
Hugo Polenski, who was employed
by Kloz S: Polenski in their brickyard
at Hastings. had his right hand
ground to a pulp Dy getting it caugnt
m a brick machine. It was necessarv
to amputate the hand about four
inches above the wrist.
Corporal S. S. Sidner of Company
.. K. Third United States volunteer cv
airy of Fremont, who is now heme oh
a furlough, has received notice from
" Ui rcertiry if war that a discharge
"Rill be granted him for disability,
feicr had a sever attack of typhoid.
Tever at Chickamauga and was for
some time in a precarious condit' a-.
Drs. Wertenberger and Lewis of
Humboldt while hunting luceedcd in
bagsing a very large pelecan. which
masureJ seven and one-omlf . leet
from tip to top of its wiefs and five
and one-half feet from tip of its bill
to tees and "weighed fourteen and r ne
half pounds. The pouch under its bill
VouM hold ex least a reck. The bird
Ti3 shipped to the state university
ta bi mounted.
The old soldiers of Cherry, Rock.
Brown and Keyti Paha counties closed
three days' reunion with a rousing
camp fire. Everything passed oG
.-leasantly. Quite a number camped
on the grounds during the session.
The reunion will fee held at Long Pine
again next year, that city having the
most desirable grounds for such pur
poses of any other in the disarrc.
Kchs. J. S. Davisson was elected prov
ident of the association.
While several huadrd people were
returning to Honrer from the race
trade adjoining the town where a rac
ing matineo l;ad been held, the team
of Charles Vasa, a farmer living tv
iow Homer, became unmanageable and
ran away. While turning the rorn-ir
of the bluff goinjr into Homer they
orashed iat the buggy occupied ty
D. C Am8 and wife, residents of Eiy
bury, totally demolishing the buggy
aad seriously injuring both the occu
pants. . A serious cutting scrape occurred
some twelve miles northeast of Hol
Iresce in which Adelbert Shrack
stabbed Joeph Josephson eleven times
in the chest and front part of the
body. One of the wounds penetrated
the walls of the chest. Melvin Shrack
a twin brother, and Clyde Porter are
also concerned ia the matter. All
three of the boys, who are under
twenty, havt been arrested and their
preliminary hearing is set for the 19th
pending developments.
George Russell is again at liberr-.
He snrung the lock of his cell in the
jail in Papillion and escaped. Jailer
Gatewood was temporarilv abseni
when th fn0w did this. This is
the second time he has escaped, hav
ing been recaptured on the f-t oc
casion. Th screen dcor of uio Jail
was smashed out. showing that he had
received no assistance in this attempc
st liberty. There were two other
prisoners confined in the jail, but they
made ao effort to get away.
Oscar .Meyer. Herbert Crossman,
Wellington Butler. Ernst Erickson and
James Kiliian. members of Company
M. who have been encamped at Chick
amauga park, returned last week to
Grand Island on sick leave, and all
but. Butler are in verv poor physical
rendition. Thev all tell of the suffer
ing that had to be endured in the reg
imental and division hospitals and
seem to be unanimously of the opinion
that a considerable portion of the suf
fering could have been avoided by the
medical department.
Th pestoffice at Weeping Water was
entered, the safe door blown off and
asouL $125 ia money taken. The heavy
doer wa blown through the partition
and rbout fifteen feet from the safe.
A dark lantern, some powdor. fuse
acda chisel were left on the tahle in
' the 'postmaster's private office. No
- stam. were taken, and there was
; abcirt $150 worth of jewelry in the
store in the same building which was
not disturbed. The safe was not
drilled, the powder evidently having
fceea introduced through the" edge of
the doer.
Six men are in jail at Seward charg
ed with robbing William Boshart's
store rt Milford of a lot of shoes.
They were captured west of Milford
and had a preliminary hearing before
Justice Lamsoa at that placa and were
bound over to the district court. Fail
ing, to give bonds, they were brought
:o. Seward and placed ia jaiL They
travelled in a wagon and a aet. of bur
glar's tools was found in their wagon.
ft wa? also found where two of the
men disposed of shoes taken from
Boshart's sre. It i- claine-.i they
are the same outfit that did similar
arcrk at Ulysses some time as.o.
Edward C. Hartman, a young farm
er living near Chadron. through Li
attorney. Albert W. Crites. has brought
suj.. against George Brost. a German
farmer living in Dawes county, for
S5.CC0 damages, alleged due him for
fals imprisonment, which resulted in
injury to his name and reputation
and caused him great mental and bod
ily suffering while he was under fie
ban of the law. in April last Brost
sold seme real estate in Chadron, re
ceiving therefore a considerable cash
compensation. On the night of the
t ransaction his house was broken iitc
and he was assaulted, presumably by
" rnkn intent upon robbing him. The
assailants secured no money and left
the house, but not until after they had
i severely beaten Brost. Brost had
"Hartman and two other arrested
chared with the assault.
The Nebraska Live Stock company,
.-.with hesdauarters at Grand Island,
filed- articles of iacorportS3n, The
capital is SZ.Q00 paid up, and the in
corporators are: John W. Pence.
Joan Conway and John S. TnTPan.
Frank Butcher, aged 19, confined in
the county jail at Columbus, charged
with horse stealing, made a bold dash
for liberty. When Deputv Sheriff
Brady went into the jail Butcher
. made a dash out of the opa door and
showed Brady a clean n.ir of heels
for scout two miles, but was caught
en the banks of the Loup river just
as he was getting ready "to make a
swim fcr the other side.
Ten seventeenth annual reunion and
. picnic cf the Pioneer's and Old Set
tlers association of Dakota county
was held In Clinton park, adjoining
Dakota City, and was attended bv
faliy 10.000 people.
The funeral cf Corporal T. E. Hedg
es was held at Tecumseh with, military
honors. Corporal Hedges, who died
in a Chattanooga hospital of' typhoid
fever, was a member of compaay I,
Second Nebraska, volunteers. His re
jEizizis reached Tecumseh escorted sy
a oroti-er and a few comrades. "
funeral -was public, was held im tha
, court house park and was largely at-
tended.
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Tke Rsi Mii lit Sreatff titcrested ii
Q GROUNDS
, A TOUR OF 1HE G"UND5
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Screaety ahd Solemnly rWmZ Ttrou6U
the Great BailtHns Tfithoat Looklnt
to the Klght or to the Left The Tent
ed Field of tfee Vrioa Trilx;
Noon at the Trans-Mississippi Ex-
position! In the Court of Honor the
blue lagcon was motionless, save for
the rippling gleam that followed the
lazy gondola. Reflected in its depths
w-ere the classic fronts of the great
bt!i!dinr ni-rnunHin Tto ohaH-
ows made blaclc blotches on th white
walks. In th shelter ot one of the
currine Colonnades sat a group of
Turks, placidly smoking and viewing
tbe-scee arith appreciative eyes. The
varicolored flag3 that surrounded the
rdofs of the buildings stretched lan
guidly with a passing breeze, and then
dropped wearily back as though ex
hausted with the effort. The echo of '
a Venetian beat song, chanted by a
stalwart sondolier. floated across the
water.
Down the tps of the Government
building came a brilliant procession.
U'rapped in blankets of gaudy hue.
their faces daubed with many colored
paints, coarse, unkempt hair hanging
over each shoulder, beaded moccasins f
and leggings as picturesque as a '
group of Sious braves as one can oiten
see. ineir carnase was Qiemneu and
stately, theit Impenetrable faces un-
tooved by the splendor of the scene.
The snowy facades of classic architec-
ture. the shimmering sweep of the la-
goon. the languid gondolas, the distant
song not one incident of the picture
before them caused one flicker of in-
terest to crass those stoic faces.
Suddenly they stopped. Intense m-
terest was manifested in their every
movement. They crowded eagerly
around their chief who had evidently
found something unusual, and was ges
ticaiattcg violently. I crowded up to
see what strange thing they had dis
covered. I found them intent on a
"penny-in-the-slot' machine! "Rain-in-the-Face"
was slowly untying from
a greasy corner of his fringed blanket.
a penny. Impressively he put it a.
we siot; impressively ne pusneu tne
button! As a narrow bar of chocolate
tea into nis greasy paim, a snout or
triumph ent up from the noble
xv, J 7 kS uealla "ciiemeut.
They laughed with gle.
Then thlr faces straightened into
gravity, they wrapped themselves in
their accustomed dignity, and, serene
ly solemn once more, started on down
the court- They walked through the
buildings with never a sign of inter
est, turning their faces neither to the
right nor to the left, until in the Man-
nfactures building they came to a sixty-seven sick in Quarters and 112
great bottle which advertises a well ia the hospital. General Barry said
known brand of whisky. Here was , this condition was appalling and he
something they could understand. aad s Rovernor at once set about
With grunts of satisfaction thev sur- doing all in their endeavor to bring
veyed it from all sides. "Hold" heap , about a removal of the men to some
lots firewater!" said "Rain-in-the- other location or -a transfer in case
Face." thirstily. they are to be mustered out. The fol-
On out of the building they strode ' lowing telegram was sent last even
down to the end of the Grand Court . "UK
and up the steps of the great viaduct ' Col. "W. S. Stark, Washington. D. C.
which connects it with the adjacent Sick list in Third Nebraska has
Bluff tract. Straight on. not once grown so rapidly that a. proper regard
turning their heads to look back at
the splendid scene spread below them.
What cared they for shimmering la
goon, they who knew the dancing wat
erfalls and the hidden purling brooks,
What cared they for the splendor of the
buildings, who slept beneath the maj
esty of the sky? What cared they for .
a demonstration of the riches of the '
West, who had known its woods and
mountains and plains before the white '
man had come?
Turning to the left they entered
the Midway. The Moorish village '
with its reproductions of the Alaham- '
bra's beauty, the golden domes and
gaudy minarets, attracted from them
no sign of recognition; but in front i:f
the Mystic Maze they stopped again
and once more they went into ecsta-
10c rf iioliffhr Tntc two if- rnu tna
delight. This time it was the
great concave mirrors that excited
mirth. Huulmg their sides in laugh
ter they turned this way and that,
hugely amazed and entertained by the
sight of their gaudy bodies extended
In girth to the size of a bulky barrel.
"Fat man!" grunted one. "eat heaps!
ugh!" and his squaw, grinning with
enjoyment, held her brown papoose up
to sea. twtss '
The "spielers" next attracted their '
attention, and they stopped in wide
eyed admiration to listen to the man
who bawls through the megaphone
"Have you seen the See-Saw? Don't
say that you have saw until you've rid
den on the Set:-Sa.T! See." One
aged warrior, freely daubed with yel
low ochre, wrapped in the most bril
liant of blankets and wearing, to cap
the climax, a pair of green goggles,
evidently considered it a rew kind of
battle cry. and danced gravely around
the howlins medicant, trying in vain '
to imitate him.
They looked with haughty scorn at
a group of almond-eyed celestials, cur-
innslv nr a rliimsv panel laden with
' r
laghing Arabian dancing girls, aad
then croceeded unconcernedlv ca their
dignified way toward their own camp
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ing ground.
Here the group of tents belonging
to the different tribes were scattered
about in picturesque profusion. In
th center was a ereat artificial pond
of water where lhe red man. be he j
Auache. or Navaio. chief or warrior. !
brave, squaw or papoose, took his eral John B. Gordon and to the Daugh
mornisg plunge. The flaps of the I ters of the Confederacy to be present
tents were looped baclr. and here and I and participate in the celebration. It
there one caught glimpses of brown J ' proposed to make the reunion a
faces, of gorgeous beaded trines. war great national gathering of the veter
bonnets hung with feathers, and time j ans "no "ought on botn sides in the
worn tomahawks. In the center of the civil war and an vent that will em
Apache encampment loomed up a sin- j pbasize the sentiment of national un-
Ister war teepee of painted buffalo
skin. These war tepees are greatly
prized by the tribes to which they be
long, and this particular one is over
two hundred years old. . ,
The most gorgeous array of beaded
trappings belonged to the Flatheads.
Wonderful moccasins, fringed leggings
and befeathered headeear; the Nava
joes gloried in their characteristic na
tive blankets: the Zunis women wove
their dainty blankets and looked with
shy. smiling faces at the groups of
visitors: over at the edge of the vil
lage stood a great cabin, and here the
enrio hunter will find relics that will
gladden his heart.
Cratefat Arkaowledsiaeat.
The roiiowmg letter will be of inter
est to every Nebraska relative of the
boys at Manila, as it scows in- a
measure what the Red Cross society
is doing there. The ten dollars de-
AnrA fi tha TzrYirtla amnnnf a
by the Beatrice society is the amount
charged fcr membership fee:
. California Red Cross. State Associa
tion, San Francisco. Aug. 30. 1S9S.
Mrs. O. N. Wheeiock. Treasurer: Yoar
letter of August 25, enclosing yor
verr generous donation of $8,115", has
just been received and we think ya
most warmly for this splendid contrt-
J.bution. e greet the Red Cross of
I Beatrice. Neb., most cordially into cor
association, and feel assured that your
kind co-operation with us in alleviat-
will seem to lessen the. distance a
tween bur two states, We.iiu take
the greatest pleasure fa forwarding
th ftrooonts W1J5 to company C,
First Nebraska. I know ?ott will be
gratified to learn we have a field hos
pital at Manila; with a corps of trained
male nurses and equipment for 125
hdst.. and. that by bath the Arizona
and Scandia, we have sent eVSry con
ceivable kind of delicacy for the sick
in this hospital. We have also fitted
out a hospital ship for use at Manila
(which jjhe government provided),'
Iqulpged with all thbsa necessaries rind
comforts that are. so essential to the
. sick and wounded, besides providing
! it with trained nurses, both men and
' women. To day we will direct our fi
nancial agent, O. H. C. Schlott. who is
now in Manila, to expend the value of
the amount. $81.15, (which will prob-
I ablv bp dolibl In the Com of thw Phil
1 ippihes), for the boys of Company C.
It is supposed that the Scandia, which
lea last Saturday, is the last of the
transports io go to Manila, so it may
be impossible 'to forward the box-cif
books to company C. If this is the
case, what disposition do you wish
made of them? Very sincerely and
gratefully, LUCIAN K. WALLIS,
Corresponding Secretary,
Robbed of S325.
Omaha Bee: Harry Stockton, a Bur
lington engineer, with his bride came
down from Lincoln" yesterday on a
wedding tour and went to the expo
sition. Stockton is still on his wed
ding tourr but he is $925 poorer than
when he left the grounds yesterday
afternoon, fcr he was robbed of that
amount while getting fyn a street car
or t.zt.v,.,tj, ziir,i-ar. ciarj
Stockton had traveled about the
grounds and had become pretty tired.
, about 5 0-ciocfc -vesterdav afternoon
, ue and nis wife concluded that thev
would go down to their bearding house
J at 2606 Blondo street. Passing out of
1 lhe at the southwe corner of
J tQe p-oundg. they were caught in. a jam
sn(fas Stockton was assisting his wife
, aad another woman upon the car he
mrnr.ore ,; jac.i uv -, nnmhr
of men, some pushing him one way and
some pushing him another. He thought
nothing of this until he had nearly
reached the place where he was to
leave the car, when reaching around to
his right hip pocket he discovered that
his wallet was gone, which contained
all of his money. It was then that he
caHed to raind e fact of the men
, ,nty,ne: aM;nst him as he was zettin
4 on the car. He also remembered that
I -- C3 a
one of them pUsneQ his coat aside and
at the same instant leaned heavily Up
. aeainst him.
:cUnet In the Third.
The governor and adjutant general,
says the Lincoln Journal, are becom
ing very much alarmed over the in
crease in sickness in the Third reg
iment at Jacksonville. Yesterday the
- slclc report of tne regiment snowea
tor tne neaitn ana lives or tne soiaiers
request that they be moved to a
' healthier location pending determina
tion whether they will be transferred
1 or assigned active duty. Meanwhile
' It would seem wise to remove them
to some northern state. I hope the
war department will, if not incompat
ible with public interest, have this
done, unless they are at once ordered
to Nebraska to be mustered out of ser
vice. (Signed.) SILAS A. HOLCOMB.
Governor.
As to the Crop.
The last Nebraska crop bulletin says
that corn has generally deteriorated
in condition and even in the northern
counties. wnere the rainfall has been
.
sufficient for the corn crop previous to
the last week, the corn is reported as
damaged somewhat during the last
week. The amount of damage in
this section is variously estimated,
some placing it as high as "23 per cent
' and some claiming little or no dam
, age. Much of the early planted corn
has dried out so rapidly that it is har
dened beyond injury by frcst. Late
planted corn is ripening prematurely
and will be a very short crcp generally.
Corn has ripened so very rapidly th?
last three weeks that most of it will
be beyond injury by frost in a week or
ten days. The last week has been fa
vorable for threshing and haymaking.
The wild or native grass is being cut
for hay quite generally and the crop
varies from fair to good, but is above
the average in most sections.
G. .. R. Affairs.
General Manager Clarkson will
leave for Cincinnati Saturday night,
says an Omaha dispatch, to attend the
national encampment of the Grand
. - m ,m n . . .mm
I Army or tne ttSpUDUC. wnicn Will oc-
j cur in the Ohio city next week. During
: the encampment he will present the
invitation cf the -exposition manage
ment and the Grand Army posts of
Nebraska to the national body to at
tend the veterans reunion which will
be held at the exposition October 13
and 14. Invitations have already been 4
extended to the confederate veterans
through the commander-in-chief. Gen-
nj mat nas oeen so vigorously aevei
oped during the last six months.
Heavy Yield of Whca.
Exeter dispatch: Off of nineteen
and one-half acres P. A. Murphy has
threshed 370 bushels of wheat and of
a fine quality, too. Other farmers
around here who thought their wheat
would not amount to much are meeting
with similar surprises and are feeling
a whole lot better than they did two
months ago. Corn is doing well, but
rain is needed badly to settle the dust
and cool off the atmosphere.
Xetea.
Roy Home; the young burglar who
t was shot while robbing the till of a
Cuming street. Omaha, drug store, was
brought to Seward for burial. Home
was born and lived in that city until
a few years ago and was sent to the
reform school there, after which he
! moved to South Omaha.
The seventeenth annual Cedar coun
ty fair will be held at the grounds of
the Hartington Driving Park'and Fair
association on September 14. 15 and IS.
This promises to be the best fair ever
held in tne county on account of the
good premiums and purses offered by
tke fair aaneUtios aad the liberal
j premiums of the merchants.
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Investigating Board Appointed by
Genera! Breckinridge Report
MANY UNNECESSARY DEATHS;
Clrh OSicers Are
to' Blame 4l If
TMtlratlas Board
Chars of tb. Ca
Holds the Xa la
i? Etipoailala far
tlie Safferia; and Misery!.
CmcsAMArGA, Ga., Sept 10. The
military board appointed by Major
General J. C. Brackinridje to investi
gate the alleged abases practiced on
soldier patients in the Second division
hospital, Third army corps, at Camp
Thomas, finished its work last night
aadjrabautted-ita-repoeC, . Taa.i aa art-i
and the charges comprise over forty
pares of foohcap. closslv typewritten.
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j.ne nnumg or tne court, as iorwarueu. Lo'DO!f. Sept. 10. The London
to Major General Breckinridge, is long Timea the other momin paper,
and circumstantial. It censures the call upon the go for ener.
higbett in authority. from General I tie actioQ in Crete more puy
Brooke down through Division Safgeoc , if thq g n( the complicity of
J. M. Jenus. Major Surgeon J. an Turkish troops arc confirmed.
Rcnzaalaer Hoff, Major Surgeon Hub- j German and Auitriafl papers
bard and the various and numerous f dec!are that the5r governments trill
contract hospital surgeons. It says m haTe nothing to do with Crete. The
Part: ' Cologne Gazette savs: 'Germanvmav
'The testimony herewith cover:, the , congratulate herself on having'with
ground relative to the care of the sick ' 4 her fleet from Crete, therebv
so completely that we do not consider ( eaT;n? lhe responsibility to others.""
it essential to comment extcdsiTely on
tZ25iVZ' Cubans bisARF0H food.
pital that we think demand especial
attention. There was a great deal of Tta AUatlaUtratloa IL-u roaa Way to
unnecessary iufferirijf and many deaths Se" Iargaat Qaastloa.
resulting from lack of proper attea- j WashixgTojt. Sept. 1 Or The admia
tion to the siek. istration has decided that the Cuban
"It is our unanimous opinion that insurgents will not be furnished food
the basse causes for this unnecessary ' supplies so long as they remain under
suffering mav be found iu the prin- ' arms. Sines this decision was made
cple governing the management of a the war department officials have
hospital of this kind. It is not con- n greatly gratified to learn that
ceivable that men taken from the the advice Of the President is being
ranks oromisouousiv and with no pre- followed. It has been learned that at
vious preparation and put in charge of , least 400 of the Cuban soldiers hae
helpless sick men could do justice to ' surrendered their arms and have asked
them, and especially so when forced to - food and work, and it is believed
do so against their will , that there vril1 Le liltle trouble with
'The next cause for ill-treatment of , the forces remaining in the vicinity of
the siek in this hosoital came from a Santiago. If this should prove to be
lack of supplies of ererv nature. We the case, the Cuban problem may set
can find no reasonable exras2 for the seif with much leu difficulty
lack of snoplies which could have been than has tcen expected. Ii may even
easUvobtained and were not. by those' ult in a marked decrease in the
resDonsible. and thev should be held number of soldiers to be sent to the
strictly responsible. So far as the of
ficers directly in ehanre of the hos
pital are concerned, the evidence
proves conclusively that in most in
stances they did the best they could
under the circumstances.
"That there was a demoralization of
the medical corps, there is no doubt.
This caused a feeling of indifference
which led to actual neglect. The offi
cers in charge of the hospital con
vinced the board that they had not
failed to moke the necessarv requisi-
tions for supplies, but could not get j
theai. It is not possible for this board
to sr.y whether they did all that was
possible to be done to get the supplies,
but that they did not succeed is ap
parent.
'It eertainly appears that those
higher in authoritv. those who were
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in posmons to insist upon the proper
equipment of this hosp.taL shoa.il
have employed some means, whether
in keeping with the strictest military
routine or not. to have furnished the
common comforts for every sick man
sent to the hospital That they did
not is apparent in the evidence.
"The loeatioa of the hospital was in
a very unsanitary part of the park,
It was on the Iowe3t point of the slope
of a hill and in close proximity to the
very lowest ground that could be
found in the entire park. All that has
been stated by witnesses regarding
the unsanitary condition of the hos
pital wards and sinks is true during
the early history of the hospital, but
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of the institution."
The report is signed by Major aad
Brigade Surgeon Milo B. Ward. Ma
jor James J. Johnson. Second Arkan
sas volunteers, and Major Emil S. Hel
bura. Second Kentucky volunteers.
Major Ward was chairman of the
heard and Major Heiburn recorder.
CALLS IT "POPPYCOCK."
o Friction Between Shatter aail Miles
A Lone Interview tflth Aler.
Camp Meade. Middletown Pa.. Sept.
lo. Secretary Alger and General
Shafter were at camp Meade to-day.
They witnessed a review of the troops
and made a hurried tour of the camp.
General Alger resumed his journey at
noon to Detroit and General Shafter
went to Washington.
They were closeted together an hoar
this morning in the Secretary's pri
vate car. which was run on a siding at
Camp Meade station. While General
Graham was arranging for the review,
Secretary Alger and General Shafter
had another conference, lasting thirty
minutes.
What passed between them neither
would sav, except that it was a private
affair.
General Shafter said the secretary
was a very dear friend and that they
had been in the civil war together as
colonels. He is at work on his report
of the Santiago campaign and expects
to complete it to-morrow.
Speaking of the controversy with
General Miles. Shafter said: "It is
all poppycock. There is no friction
between General Miles and mvseif. At
least there was not when he left '
Santiago.
Our relations have 1-
ways been pleasant, and I do not un-
derstand the meaning of all this talk.
The general may have been talking,
but I believe that much of it is due to
antagonistic newspapers, whose aw
tives are eertainly not patriotic"'
Letter Wheat Deal Claasa, .
Chicago. Sept. 10. Joseph. Leiter
has cleared up his famous wheat dead.
Every creditor has been paid, obliga
tions to banks whose assistance was
enlisted have been canceled and 14,
000,000 bushels of wheat have been
liquidated since the announcement of
the voluntary assignment nearly three
months ago. This -has been done oal y
by great sacrifice, la'rfKa; tke giv
ing of mortgagee om the property be
longing to 4ke Leiter estate aggregat;
lag nearly ,300.000 ia valne.
tnere was mucn improvement ot late, ; ;ng. with a smau attendance and pro
although there was much to be de- t cegjed to finish the election of officers
sired under the most favorable state Th folln win - .--. olr-d hv an-l.i.
fNRKEY filUST ABANDON CRETE
Faralaa" Aattn!.Ialat af tb mtf
aurai of tfee SaUaa raresa.-
Cajtca, Sept. ia The admirals of
ibm foreign powers, replying to ihtf
protests? ft the Cretan exesutive com
mitlee against tite recent massacres,
hire declared that iher mil reom
.nMBd ihat their respective govern
meats 3olva' ihe' question definitely by
th removal of the Tttrkish troops
f rotn the island of Crete and the" ap
pointment of a governor to be selected
bytiie pvJwcrA
ATHK.V3, Sept. 10. Ths folkiwin
dispatch, dated at 8 o'clock last nign-.'
haa been received from Candia: "The
Baahi Baronies re ccnunitting ex
cesses and ths Christians in the sur
rowading districts are arrnixi to
inarch to the assistance of the Can
diass. "There ara-eirht war ships ia the
iiarbdr and a fresh bombardment is ex
pected. - The , British, Geriaan and
Spaaisa coBstxIates h'av'e beaxj looted,
saaTthm far Native Christian, and
sixtv-seven British subjects' have bfein
killed."
island, but tins is a matter not yer
defiaitelv settled.
HEAVY IS THE QUEEN'S CROWN
, tVllbelmlca I Well Nljh Exhausted With
Her Caendlag' Hoaors.
AiiSTERDAM.Sept. 10. Queen "Wiihe'.-
' mina is well nigh exhausted by the
prolonged festivities in connection
with the enthronement. Her majesty
' has"issued a special request to the
1 populace to discontinue cheering in
the Damplatz after It o clock at night.
- f half ti Hollanders who
have constituted themselves police
men hush other inebriate squads and
go oq tintoa past the palace. The
queen and the queen's mother drove
last night iu s;atc to the Municipal
1 theater, where a gaia periormance
-as given, tier majesty s goaru
I of honor durra? the enthrone-
nt1w a noTeItr. it
J from acnjr 1 of the"
beJjt famnies, who have provided their
oxra elaborate costumes. Their splen-
did blooded horses were drilled for
weeks in advance.
( G, A. R. NAMES A CHIEF.
colonel Jimji A. Sexf-i of Chicago
Klecte.l cmm inJer.
( :j(miT!. pt. 10. Colonel James
v--i r n,;.. -:. l.ti nm.
mander-ia -chief of the G. A. R. and
Philadelphia chosen as the location of
the thirty-third annual encampment
next year.
The encampment opened this morn-
. a
uiation:
Senior vice commander-in-chief, W.
f. Johuson of Cincinnati.
Junior vice commander-in-chief,
David Uois of Delaware.
Surgeon general. Dr. Pierce of Ne
braska. Chaplain-in-chief, Colonel Lucas of
Indianapolis.
GRAY TO TAKE WHITE'S PLACE.
Teaea ComniUloti Complete! by tin Del
aware Senator Appointment.
Wasuutgtox, Sept. !0. The Presi
dent to-day named Senator George
Gray of Delaware as the fifth member
of the peace commission. This com
pletes the personnel of lhe commission,
which stands: Secretary Day, Sen
ators Davis. Frye and Gray and White
law Reid. In selecting Senator Gray.
the President has given Democratic
representation upon the commission.
'I 1,A annn?nTTin wiYHaTiTv- ,.-71! n
cessitate the retirement of Mr. Gray
from the Anglo-American commission
which is conducting its sessions in
Canada, as this commission will re
sume its work about the time the
peace commissioners sail for Paris.
OUR TRADE WITH ENGLAND.
FlRnres for the riaeal Tear for Alt Ex
porta aad Iatporta.
Wasuixgtox. Sept. 10. The expoTts
from the United States to the United
Kingdom have increased 12 per cent
the imports from the United Kingdom
have fallen off 35 per cent during the
past vear. The exports from the
$ 'mted States to the United Kingdom
were m round numbers five times as
?&L "JSJS.
j nq&ijiii, bite uuia vt. m uuiau. u
stat3tT. Iiitit- Tmrmrts from thr
United Kingdom. 109,13?.36o: export;
j to the United Kingdom, $540,5C0,152.
-
; Caaarawa Xorthway Dead.
Ashtabcxa. Ohio, Sept 10. Con
, sressman Xorthway of the Nineteenth
district died at his home in Jelfersot
township last night, aged 65 years.
Gold Kinrtt SCSI
WAsanfCTOjr, Sept. 16. Thenetgolc
in the treasury yesterday was f220,
994,791, a gain of f4.45J,T15 since Wed
aesdav.
Mr. Bayard la Stefctas.
Dedkax, Mass., Sept. 10. Forme
flihawrfor Bayard is gradually sinking-
ran.
-I
The Visit Was Formal and Lasted
Only a few Winutes,
;o
THE GENERAL TO CALL AGAIN J
General SlUftar Say An TaUc or Frletloa
Setwara Hiawatf aad MUca Ia Paa
ayeoeh Mm a loax Secret Iatervtew
With Secretary Alga hitba Latter Car
WASHijtetov. Sept.- 10. General
Miles paid his resp2it to the Presi
dent at 10:43 o'clock. The call was
brief owing to the cabinet meeting at ;
11 oclo' dtd was confined to a formal
exchange of eourfeste
The general wore" fatigue iwifrm
showing the two-starrctl epaulettes of
a major generaL. At the time of his
arrival tbe President was coaferriag
with .fustiee Harlan. Senator Allison
and 'bther cullers. General Miles and
Colonel Mitfhle'r were shown into the
cabinet ante-room at!d there the Prest
dent joined them, excusing himself
from the other callers.
It was. not in the nature of a con
ference, during whieh questions relat
ing to the war were discussed, but was
thai formal Call of respect usual upon
he return of a high official. The con
ference fcr more' extended discussion
of war affairs donbtless will come
later, although it was ail after the
call that no exact time had been flsed
for a further meeting.
General Miles had nothing to say
before r after the calL He was
greeted with a round of applause as
he left the White house, pushing his
way through the dense crowd await
ing the review of returning District of
Columbia troooa.
MANILA STRIKE AT AN END.
Street
Car Llaei Ag-ala kaaataj Tba
rTlrst Protestant Services.
Masiia. Sept. 10. The United
States consul here. G F. Williams, in
behalf of Captain N. Mayo Dyer of the
United States cruiser Baltimore, has
returned to General Miranda the
sword which the latter surrendered
to the American officer at the capture
of Corregidor island, at the entrance
of the bay of Manila. The general
replied that he was overwhelmed by
the generosity of Captain Dyer.
The men who went out on strike on
account of an attempt to return to an
equal basis for" payment of labor, after
the American authorities, in ths early
exigencies of fche situation here, had
agreed to the extravagant demands of
the laborers, are disappearing, and it
has become necessary to employ sol1
diers to take their places in soma
cases, while in other cases the matter
has been compromised. One of these
strikes, as cabled September 3, caused
the suspension of traffic on the horse
car lines o! Manila, but they resumed
operations to-day.
The American army chaplains have
Instituted Protestant services in pri
vate buildings. Such services have
never previously been held in the his
tory of ths Philippine islands.
WILL BE SECRET.
Cubaa Commission to Meet Rehlad
Closed Doers SpaldSead lattraetloat.
Havaxa, Sept. 10. The Spanish
mail steamer Ciudad da Cadiz, which
arrived yesterday afternoon, brought
instructions from the Madrid govern
ment to the Spanish evacuation com
missioners, dealing with the details
of the evacuation, the question of
fortifications, buildings, mortgage-
and other properties of the state to be
renounced by Spain along with her
sovereignty in the island.
The joint sessions of the commissioners-
will be held behind closed
doors in the palace of the colonial gov
ernment, and it is understood that the
utmost secrecy will be observed, all
avenues of information being zealously
guarded.
The United States transport Res
olute, with the American military
commissioners, is expected to arrive
to-day. The commissioners, it is an
nounced here, will live on board the j
transport, coming ashore eaeh morn
ing and returning- in the afternoon tc
the vessel.
MR. HAY'S SENTIMENTS.
ii
Faror
Clear TaderatanilJas
With EnzUnO.
Losdo.v, Sept. . A committee of
the Anglo-American League, headed
by its chairman. James IJrice. pre
sented the United States ambassador,
Colonel John Hay. yesterday with an
address congratulating him upon his
acceptance of the portfolio of secre
tary of state at Washington. Colonel
Hay. in reply, said ia part:
"On both sides of the ocean the con
viction is almost universal that a clear,
cordial and friendly understanding
between Great Britain and the United
States is a necessity of civilization. I
shall hold aiyelf signally fortunate if
I am able to do anything to continue
and strengthen the relation of fra
ternal amity between our two aa
tions."
Distress la Honolulu.
Hoxoluh:. Any. ."Jt. There is much
distress here among a large number of
little monev. and thev find that there
is nothing here for them to do. Nu
merous applications are being received
for free transportation back to the
United States on the part of the peo
ple who have come here with a misap
prehension as to the conditons here.
Owes 9?e,eee Baa Xothlaz
Topeka, Kan.. Sept. 10. J. M. Har
vey, a Topeka real estate speculator
in boom times, filed an application in
the federal court yesterday to be di
vorced from his debts under the bank
" ruptcy law He says he owes 170,000.
mostly to Topeka financial men. His
assets consist of a f 12 suit of clothes
and a pension of 16 per month.
Cehaa Destltalloa AaaaXUaa
Sastiago, Sept. 1X Tbe destitution
among the Cubans is still appalling.
General. Wood issued 52,000 free ra
tions yesterday. The capacity of the
free supply depots is not great enough
to meet the demand, and a new one i
to be established sibrtlv.
IfS
MIL
peopie wuo nave rawu .c -.. tioa fo- the- report circulated in
. , .1 1 ... . ii-.
.an istanu. expect , --; Unlted States that Major Comte
DUSinesV J-Qey nave cume nu.u uuk . , . pt, ,!, -
j SILVELA WANTSSAGASTA OUT.
:r:
C
Madrid. Seat, Ja-r-Xke foUowjag
statement has beea aahie by aa ia
portant Spanish offeial; Seaor Sil
vela, the leader of a sscttott of tke
Conservative party, refuses the gv
emmeaVtie sayport of his party, al
though he la fully aware of the di9
eultiea el the situation. He ia detfkt
less proaxpt4 by tke desire to obtaia
power. We will do all ia oar pewer
to realise his desire with abort May.
The country will tkea see .kew aoea
the ana who ia posing as a Liberal
will be transformed into a despotic
dictator
General Peliaveja ha kaaaed a copy
of bis manifesto to tke
taa but the censor forkide iU pak&-
eatioe. The censor also lerkias it
tranarniawia by telegraph. It is prob
able tiat the general iateaae to
ft te-dar im the Cortes; bat it ia
tela teat awvensatat will arsreataiaa
froe so data. a will iaeiat apoaa
aecrat seaaion.
The Madrid Liberal to-day again
makes the assertion that Premier Sa
gasta will resign as too as tke cham
ber adopts tbe peace bilL
FUNEflAL OF CADET WHEELER.
The Geaeral Will Aceasseaay HU Saa'a
Body to the Alahaata Mtaia
Camp Wntorr. N. Y.. S?t. . Im
pressive funeral services were held at
? o'clock thia morning for Naval Cadet
Thomas H. Wheeler, soa of Major Ga
erol Joseph Wheeler, and Second Lieu
tenant Newton D. Kirkpatrick, First
United States cavalry, who were
drowned while bathing Wednesday
afternoon.
General Wheeler, his devjhters aad
his son, Lieutenant Joseph Wkeeler.-
jr.. were the chief mourners. The
Rr 4nhirjaM Krailahair. phaalaia nf
the One-Huadred and Seveaty-lrst
provisional New York regiment, of
fered prayer and read the burial ser
vice. General Wheeler and his family will
accompany the body of Cadet Wheeler
to Wheeler. Ala. The body of Lieu
tenant Kirkpatrick goee to Lexiagtoa.
Va. The war department detailed aa
officer to accompany Lieutenant Kirk
patrick a body.
AGUINALDO TO BE OUSTED.
Jealoasy fcUt Betwaaa Iaaargeat Lead
ers They Oaeasa Aaaerleaaa.
New Yobx. Sept. lu. A dispatch to
the New York Herald from Manila
says: The attitude of the Philippiae
insurgent leaders is daily becoming
more dangerous. So open is their op
position to the American authorities
that the situation is strained and re
conciliation may be difficult.
What makes the situation the more
troublesome is the undisguised rivalry
between the followers of General Agui
naldo, the self-proclaimed dictator,
and General Filar, who csveta tke hon
or which ttguinaldo has acquired:
Aguinaldo no longer attempts to con
ceal his hostility to the officials who
represent the Lnited States, and yes
terday issued an order prohibiting his
soldiers from entering the American
lines. This course was probably
l deemed necessarv in order to prevent
1 .. . 1 - ?t j: 1
mem rrom Becoming so noi uiajwjo
toward-; Americans as to destroy his
power by repudiating his leadership.
FUSSING ON THE PEACE NOTE
Jarrlae Discords Already Mar the
assay of the Ceaeert of rowers.
St. PrreiWBVBG. Sept. 10. In view
of the irritation in France the poli
ticians and newspapers are seeking to
represent the czar s peace circular in a
new light. They urge that it has been
misconstrued, and assert that the im
perial government never contemplated
the immediate convocation of a con
ference, being fully aware of the diffi
culties in the way. It was only hoped,
they continue, to sow good seed,
which would gradually germinate and
bear fruit when cirenmstances are
more favorable.
These utterances are regarded as in
dicating, owing particularly to the at
titude of France, that the effect of the
czar's proposal is foreseen, and that
public opinion is 1einjf prepared for it.
"IMMUNES" NOT IMMUNE.
Vcl'.onr Fever Develop Aaaoflff Troop
SoppoicJ to Be Proof Azalatt It.
S.YXTIAOO DE Ccba. Sept. VI. Six
cases of yellow fever have developed in
Colonel Sargent's Fifth immune reg
iment. The victims have been sent to
the yellow fever hospital, and as yet
no quarantine has been established
against the regiment, which i- en
camped on the hills along the Morro
road,
ibout two miles south of the
cltv.
ffpaaUh Disposed to DeUy-
Sax Jitax. Sept. I J. The Spanish
evacuation commissioners seem dis
posed to delay the meeting of the com
missions. They say their instructions
have not yet arrived, but are expected
on the Alfonso XIII. in the course of
a few days. They intimate that, even
then, they will need time to study
them. The American commissioners
have replied that the first meeting
must occur before September 12, under
the terms of the protocol.
. r,
K.terhasy 'o a Sulelde
Pari. SeDt. 10. There is no founda-
the
Ferd-
ileged
author of the bordereau in the Drey
fas case, has committed suicide.
Oar Forts Osee to Sealn
Washixgto Sept. 10. The restric
tions imposed by the government as a
result of the war which interfere
with the free passage of vessels be
tween Spain and her possessioas and
the United States are to be removed.
Fifty Saaaish Frlsoaers Leave foe Hoaaa.
New York, Sept. 10. Fifty Spanish
prisoners, captured at the naval battle
on July 3 off Santiago de Cuba, arrived
in Jersey City early to-day. They
went at once to the Anchor line dock
in this city to board the Gty of Borne,
bound for home- The men have been
held prisoners at Norfolk. Va.
Washlactoa OSftdais ta That Oi
Omasa. Sept. 10. A special telegram
from Washington states that a ma
joritv of the chief otrdalsat Waahiag
ton will come to Osmaha during jubilee
week at the exposition-
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