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THE OMAHA DATLV HEE : TUESDAY , SEPTEMBER 13 , 1808.
UNCLE JAKE IN THE CIVIL WAR
Hit Record in the Indiana Legislature Arises
to Haunt Him.
VOTES CONSISTENTLY WITH COPPERHEADS
C.'iMermir Morton nml Pres
ident Lincoln nt liver } ' Turn null
! > > linpllondon Supports JelT
Dm In In Illn Ciinrne.
LINCOLN. Sept. 12. ( Special. ) The fol
lowing extracts from the public records of
Land Commissioner Jacob V. Wolfe , when
he was a member of the Indiana legislature ,
ore furnished by the secretary of state of
Indiana , being copied from the records In his
office. This will bo most Interesting read
ing to the popocrats who have been going
over thU state claiming that they are the
only true representatives of the "Abe Lin
coln party " The record Indicates that some
of the patriots who are now pretending to
hcd tears over the condition of the soldiers
were not always enthusiastically In favor of'
"alleviating the sufferings of sick and
wounded soldiers " It also Indicates that
"Uncle Jake" has always from principle been
opposed to any "Imperialism" tending to ex
tend the Influence of the American Hag , and
that he believes In the dlsfranchlsement of
soldiers In the field
"Tho following Is an abstract of the record
of the votes and action of Representative
Jacob V. Wolfe In the Indiana house of rep
resentatives session 180.1. referring to ques
tions affecting the prosecution of the war ,
the preservation of the union nnd the support
of the policies of Governor Morton nnd Pres
ident Lincoln. The pages cited are these
upon which the record appears In the pub
lished house journal of 1863 , as follows
Page 12. Voted to lay on the table a
resolution declaring forthesupprcsslon of the
rebellion , the restoration and preservation of
the union and a vigorous prosecution of the
war.Page 20. Favored a resolution by voting
for Its reference , which resolution carried
Instructions to the Indiana senators and [
representatives In congress "to oppose , by
nil honorable means , every bill or proposition
which endorses the piesidcnt of the United
Htates In his Infamous abolition proclama
tion , "
Denounce * "Tjrnmij. "
Page 23. Voted for a resolution which de
nounces and condemns na acts of tyranny
and the flagrant violation of the rights of the
people , the arrests of persons In Indiana
who were giving aid and comfort to the re
bellion and opposing measures fo , * the union
Page 27. Voted for n resolution denounc
ing the io-callod political arrests In In
diana as "arbitrary , violent , Insulting and
degrading to n degree unknown to any gov
ernment on earth. "
Page 34 , Voted with the majority In de
clining to receive Governor Morton's an
Page 57 Favored a resolution by Its
reference which denounced President Lin
coln for Issuing his abolition proclama
tion , declaring that Indiana does not owe
allegiance to the administration , denouncing
so-called political arrests in Indiana and
declaring further that "whllo the president
persists In lil.s abolition policy Indiana will
never voluntarily contribute another man
or another dollar to bo used for such wicked
Inhuman and unholy purposes. "
Page 7l ! Favored a resolution by voting
ngalnst laying It OP the table and referring
It to the committee on federal relations
which resolution denounces the president
nnd congress for the division of Virginia
and the admission of West Virginia as "an
original , Independent act of r6volutlon" nnd
that such action was that of a "revolu
tionary government , monarchical and mil
itary In Its character. " ,
Page 02. Voted for a resolution endorsing
the message of Governor Horatio Seymour
of Now York , with reference to the forma
tion of the Republic of the Northwest , and
declaring that the governor's action Is in
terpreted to bo determined resistance to t'he
encroachments of "a despotic administra
tion upon the liberties of the American people
ple , as well as a bold defense of the Inde
pendent sovereignty of the states of rhe
.Support * .left DIM In.
Page ! )7. ) Voted to lay on table and , there
fore , did not oppose a resolution declaring
Jeff Davis to bo a traitor , declaring the
existence of a secret political organization
having for 1m purpose the assistance and
encouragement of the southern confederacy
nnd formation of northwestern confederacy
and providing for a committee to Investi
Page 112. Voted with the majority for
resolution declaring for a compromise wltli
the southern confederacy ; also voUcd th
majority against n resolution declaring at
freedom of the press and speech must not
bo perverted Into license to oppose the gov
ernment nnd encourage Its enemies.
Page 14S. Voted against a resolution de
claring t'he existence of a secret politlca'
Eoclcty and providing for special committee
Page 173. Voted to refer , and thus bury
a resolution thanking Governor Morton y.nd
expressing gratitude for the tender solid'
tudo and care manifested by him In nlFo-
vlatlng rhe suffering of sick and wounded
Page 221. Voted for a Joint resolution do
daring that the draft had been "rigidly nnd
mercilessly" enforced In Indiana nnd lot
enforced In Massachusetts.
Page 231. Introduced a resolution Imply'
Ing ccnsuro of Governor Morton by Instruct
ing Iho Judiciary committee to investlgati
OH to his emptlon of these "consclenclousl
opposed to bearing arms "
Page 234. Voted against printing Gov
ernor Morton's message In shape for distri 1-
bution to the sold'crs ' In the field.
Page 241. Voted to lay on the table a res
olutlon endorsing the expulsion of Jesse D
Bright from the United States senate.
Page 281. Voted In favor of laying on he
( able an amendment to allow soldiers ti
vote In the field.
Page 363. Voted to lay on table a resolu
tlon declaring that the union cause "shal
be maintained at whatever cost of blooi ,
nnd treasure , " and that "tho flag In defcns
of which they ( the union soldiers ) fell shal
never be withdrawn from the soil that hold
tholr patriotic dust. "
Page 621. Voted for a bill which had for
Its object the taking away from Governo
Morton the power vested In him by law , o
tnaklne military appointments.
McU In tli < > Third.
Prom the mall report of the names of tno
sick belonging to tbc Third regiment wh
were In hospital on September C , It Is foun
that the new names added since the las
report published are-
Company A , O W Miller ; Company H
Scott Hoop , IMward Van Houscn and J. U
kv / Un
Parsell , Company C , Thomas ClcmenWon
jf Company D , Jens C. Jensen , Albert Asli
baugh and Lars Petcrsen , Company B. Lcs
He Martin ; Company F , Charles Lehrmat
Henry M. Troutt. Harry Jarman , Com pan
H. Charles Woolsey. Claus Larson ; Com
pany I , Francis llalrd. Frank Brawn , mert
Berry ! Company 1C , Lyman Gray ; Compaii
L , Marlon E , Crasp , Andrew Dillon , A. myS. i
Likens ; Company M , George McVey S.md
Charles W. Stolze.
A telegram received today announce
that there are now 110 men tn the hosplti
and that 150 answered to sick call his
moinlng. The message also oxprcsnos the :
hope that the now camp and the nca breei
will have a good effect on the health <
Mrs. M. Pierce of Lexington writes I
Ocncral Uarry to ear that she hag new all
tli.it her ron IB sick In the hospital ot the
Third regiment , and asks If she cannot lie
I furnUbcd transportation to go down there
las ' a nunc. The muster rolls , however , do
1 not shov that the woman's Ron Is In the
The governor of Kansas has Issued
requisition for Frank Ward , who It under
. at > rest In Jefferson county and Is wanted In
I Clay county , Kansas , for assault with In-j
i tent ( o kill. Ward was first arrested In Knni
sas for running oft with mortgaged property
from this state , and while In custody shot
the sheriff of Jefferson county , Nebraska. It
Is for the latter offense that he Is now
wanted In Kansas
Lincoln Idrill .Votrx.
The city council Is still mixed up over
the paving business The property owners
along 0 street cannot agree on the kind ot
paving material that Is to bo used , gome
favoring asphalt and others being sure that
brick Is the best. When the city paving
committee met today It was evident that i
majority vsas In favor of asphalt Hut before
any order was made n committee represent
ing the property owners who favor brick
appeared with a signed protest. This caused
, a delay and In the meantime O. N. Humph-
j rey got out an Injunction to prevent the
j ' council from taking any action In regard to
j thu 0 street paving. The hearing ot th"
i ' raso Is set for September 19 and the property
owners will now have another week In
which to quarrel over the matter The pav
ing committee before Its adjournment or
dered asphalt pavement to be put down on
South Eleventh street.
The school board at Its la t meeting
raised the question as to whether the school
district or the city should pay for the
paving around the school buildings. Tha
amount In question Is $9,000 and the only
dlffur"nce to the taxpayers Is caused by thtt
fact that the school district Is a trlflo larger
than tbo city. If the district pays for the
paving the property owners In the city will
have $3CO less to pay than if the city paid
the tax. The difference in the controversy
Is so small that the taxpayers are paying
no attention to It.
Examinations are being bold at Wesleyan
university , at University Place , and the
Indications now are that the attendance
this jear will bo much larger than ever
Patrick McMohon , who has been a rest-
dent of the city for nine years , died at the
homo of his son , 2729 W street , yesterday.
The deceased was 70 years old and a native
of Ireland , his parents emigrating to Kill-
ton county Illinois , when he was a young
noi.vcs or TIIIJ roi.rriui.\ .
IliintlcrM for Ofllcr \o1irnnka Are
> OH Very UIINJ.
ASHLAND , Neb. , Sept. 12. ( Special Tel
egram ) The drizzling rain that has been
falling here and over the county since last
Friday materially cut down the attendance
at the fusion conventions of the Fifth sen
atorial district , which were held In the city
hall In Ashland this aftcinoon.
The democrats begun their deliberations
first. Hon. Edgar Howard , county Judge
of Sarpy county nnd editor of the Papllllon
Times , was chosen chairman , and Dr. George
W. Meredith of Ashland secretary The proceedings
ceedings were short , Hon William D Schaal
of Springfield , the present senator for the
Fifth district , having no opposition from '
the democrats. A committee headed by
Judge Howard was chosen to Inform the pop
ulist convention of the action of the demo
, crats , after which the convention was de
The populist convention was then called
to order. The proceedings began with the
, election of Hon. S. Henry Sornberger of
Wahoo , chairman , and D. W. Uarnes of
Valparaiso secretary. Nominations for a can
didate for float senator resulted In the unan
imous election of Senator William I ) . Schaal
of Springfield , also the democratic choice.
The nanio of Dr. Meredith , who was urged
by several Sounders county politicians for
the place , was not voted on.
The democrats elected Ur. Meredith of
Ashland as their central commlttecman for
the Fifth senatorial district. The populists
elected the following district central com
mittee : Sarpy county , William Armstrong
ot Springfield and Charles Nowns of Papll
llon : Saunders county , Thomas O. Moon of
Ashland and D. W. Uarnes of Valparaiso. A
resolution was then adopted by both con
ventions authorizing the central committees
of this district to nil all vacancies on the
ticket , after which the convention adjourned
Among the prominent democrats present
were Hon. Samuel Start/er , sheriff of Sarpy
county , William Elchner , Edgar Howard and
J. H. Goettsche , Papllllon , all of Sarpy
, county. James H Snell , F C. Chamberlain
and George W Meredith , Saunders county
Several prominent politicians ot Saunders
n county In the populist ranks were hero
among others , the following Hon. Peter H.
Olson , former county treasurer , S. Henry
Sornberger , ex-county attorney , Wahoo , D.
W. Barnes , Valparaiso. E. L. Hlleman of
- Gretna was the only Sarpy county populist
OGALALLA. Neb. , Sept. 12. ( Special. )
al ' The political fight Is on. Republicans nom
inated a strong ticket August 7. The pops
and democrats held conventions today. A fu
sion was attempted. In fact the candidate for
representative was demanded by the dem
l- ocrats but declined by the pops. The nom
inee Is G. J. Richmond , editor ot the Mlu-
den Courier. The present representative hag
only served one term , but was turned down.
, A number of pops are dissatisfied with Rich
mond's nomination , and Mclbourn , the re
publican nominee , will bo elected.
OSCKOLA , Neb. , Sept. 12. ( Special. ) The
- people's party convention met here Saturday
t- nnd nominated H. H. Hardy of Pleasant
Home- for representative and E. E. Stanton
of Stromsburg for county attorney.
CULHEUTSON , Neb. , Sept. 12. ( Special
The populists meet In Trenton the 16th tc
- nominate a county attorney , the formet
candidate having resigned.
I1LA1H , Neb. . Sept. 12. ( Special ) Poli
tics are not very warm In Washington
county. The county always goes rcpubllcar
and the three conventions that met hen
to last Friday nominated the weakest tlckel
they could have picked out of the candidates'
- Many of the populists and democrats havt
lost their enthusiasm since the nomtnatlot
( and openly say "the fellows that run th
I conventions can elect their men. " The re
publicans are saying nothing and sawln
OAKLAND , Neb. . Sept. 12. ( Spcclar.- )
The combined populist nnd democratic con
ventton met today and nominated In
of Thomas for county attorney and James P
Latta , president of the First National banl
of Tecumseh , for representative. Poyntci
and Robinson made short addresses , then
being only a small audience on account of
ho rainy weather.
BUHWELL , Neb. , Sept. 12 ( Special ) -
At the republican county convention hel <
here Saturday C. 1 Bragg was nominate'
! , for county attorney and delegates electee
to attend the representative convention
; which meets hero the 15th. The delegate
- go unlnstructcd , but It Is understood tat
- they are for W. L. Jones of this county.
Hill il In .NchrilNkii.
- OGALLALA. Neb. . Sept. 12. ( Special ) -
A cold wave reached here on Thursda ;
night and has continued Incessantly and 1
S. still falling While It Is very dlsagreeabl
weather It Is not lonsidcrod n hard Bforr
on live stock , but has Interfered with hay
Ing operations. The third crops of alfalf
was just being harvested ,
MINDBN , Neb. . Sept. 12. ( Special. ) -A
genera ! rain In this section the last t'won ;
ty-four hours , which was much needed for
of plowing and sowing fall wheat.
CULBEHTSON. Neb. , Sept. 12. ( Special ,
to ( Nearly three inches of rain has fallen I :
I this part ot the country In the fast three
days , It It. raining harder today than be
fore. I U Is feared that' small grain In shock-
will i bo damaged.
j HEPt'IlLICAN CITY. Neb. , Sept. 12.
( I Special ) This section Is getting thoroughly -
oughly i cooked. It commenced to rain on
| Thursday night and Is stilt raining. The
11 I ground will be In splendid shape for fall
' grain. i The alfalfa crop was never better
I than It Is this vcar and the third crop Is
, now i being put In stacks. Corn win bo a
good half crop In this part of the valley.
BLAIR , Neb , Sept. 12. ( Special. ) The
recent rains have helped the pastures and
fixed the soil In good condition for fall
planting Late corn will receive a boost
and make a better crop than was expected.
ST PAUL. Neb , Sept. 12. ( Special. ) Another -
other fine rain has been falling during the
night. Increasing the precipitation since It
commenced raining Friday morning to 1 If
Inches. Farmers are pleased , as they can now
plow and get In their fall wheat and rye
More will be sown this fall than ever befoie.
SCHUYLER. Neb . Sept. 12 ( Special )
It has mined here steadily since early last
evening , Increasing the already copious fall
by about one and one-fourth Inches.
FREMONT. Neb. , Sept. 12. ( Special. ) A
good rain fell here last night and this fore
noon , the heaviest that has fallen hero for
months. U will help out fall pastures and
put the land In better shape for plowing. In
dications ore that much more winter wheat
than usual will bo sown this fall.
WEST POINT , Neb. , Sept 12. ( Special. )
A steady , heavy rain Is falling While fall
plowing will bo very materially helped , the
rain has come too late to benefit pastures
to any noticeable extent. Native pastures
are completely dried irp. but blue grass and
clover pastures will probably revive under
the Influence of the moisture.
GENEVA , Neb. , Sept. 12. ( Special. )
Rain , with a little snow , has fallen almost
continuously since Friday noon Three Inches
ot water has fallen and still It rains. Much
wheat has been sown. The rain will be
a hindrance to the county fair. About
twenty entries for the races have been made.
HASTINGS , Neb. . Sept 12. ( Special. ) A
slow but steady rain started here last Fri
day morning and has continued ever since.
The ground Is thoroughly soaked and Is In
fine condition for fall plowing Nearly five
Inches of water has fallen and It Is Btlll
ELMWOOD , Neb . Sept 12. ( Special. ) A
heavy rain has been falling steadily since
HARVARD , Neb. , Sept. 12. ( Special. ) A
regular down east equinoctial storm has been
going on since the morning of the 9th ,
vlth no Indications of clearing away About
hree Inches or more ot water have fallen
p to the present time.
Sotllicr Iu lit fo ItcHt.
FREMONT. Neb , Sept. 12 ( Special. )
The funeral of Charles Head of Company
Third Nebraska , was held yesterday
ifternoon from Bethel chapel , a country
hurch twelve miles northwest of this city.
A delegation from the Sons of Veterans
camp nnd from the Grand Army post of
Fremont was present and many people
'rom ' Hooper and Scrlbner , but the largo
crowd which filled the little building long
before the time for the funeral was made
up of farmers and their families from the
center ot the county The church was ap
propriately decorated and a large American
ting was draped over the casket The scrv-
Ices were conducted by the pastor of the
church and the music was by a male quartet
from Fromoni The lemalns were Interred
in the cemetery near the church with mil
itary honors. It was the largest country
funeral ever held In this vicinity , though
many were prevented from being present
by the rain and heavy roads. Private Head
t was one of the first men to enlist In Com
pany F. He was a > oung man of high
moral Ideas nnd principles. Ho was en
gaged to bo married to Miss Nellie Hooker ,
daughter of Hon. E. W. Hooker of Maple
township. He leaves a mother and younger
Slek SolillerN Ileneh Home.
OGALALLA , Neb , Sept. 12 ( Special. )
Privates J. Holllngsworth and Arthur Fairchild -
child and Noncommissioned Officer O. Reed
of Company II of the Third reached home
last night on sick leave from Jacksonville ,
Fla. Neither of them Is dangerously sick ,
all are much reduced In flesh and In com
plexion show unmistakable signs of disease
In their systems. It Is hoped with thn kind
nursing of friends , together with the cool
weather , they will rapidly regain health.
No date has been set for their return.
1VIII llennine Ilnnl * of ItntpM In Rffect
I'rlor to l.nnto > cmlirr.
CHICAGO , Sept. 12. A definite statement
has been secured from the Canadian Pacific
as to Its Intentions regarding the restora
, tion of rates. It will use the basis In effect
. prior to last November , taiSng care to use
the lowest rate In effect over any American
. line This arrangement } is satisfactory to
all the American roads.
Uppoxp Kxcpxxlve CommlNHlonn.
ST. LOUIS Sept. 12. At the call of Chair
man RIchardFon of the Southeastern Passenger
senger association a mass meeting will be
held In this city Tuesday , September 27
The chief subject to bo taken up that day
will bo the payment of commissions to ticket
agents. Some of the lines are In favor of
abolishing commissions entlrrlv , while '
others favor the pavment of a small com
mission , It Is determined In any case to
reach an agreement for the wiping out of
excessive commissions all over the country.
Mliie stooKholilerN at War.
BUTTE , Mont. . Sept. 12. ( Special. )
There Is a row among the stockholders of
the Combination Mining and Milling com
pany , and It is a big one. It seems that
an assessment was recently levied and some
) of the local stockholders refused to pay , on
the ground that they were unable to get
on accounting and could not tell how the
affairs of the company stood. It seems
that the principal business office hnd been
moved from Butte to St. Louis. The com
pany advertised the stock of these stock
holders for sale at auction on September
12 , and that brought the stockholder Into
The plaintiffs In the case are William
Thompson , Henry Williams , J. H. Harper
Helen C. Harper , Lizzie Merrell and O. J
McConnell. The defendants are the Combi
nation Mining and Milling company , Jesse
II. Mellor , Moses Rumscy , L. M. Rumsey
C. I ) . McClure , Paul A Fusz and A. B
Kwlng. The complaint Is very lengthy and
* I scft' ' < 8 Immediate redress In the form of a
IIONton Lnpltnl lit the Ilecln.
EMPIRE , Colo. . Cept. 12. ( Special. ) -A
force has been set to work to continue he <
driving ot the tunnel on the Hecla proper ty !
on the south elope of Covodo mountain
The cross-cut run to develon the severa
' lodes owned by the companv encountered
I the Emma vein at a point about 200 cdet
, from Its mouth , and as the deoth belov
the surface was slight a winze was sunk
which resulted In the discovery of semi
high srade ore , though not In sufflclen
quantity for regular shipments. It is now
proposed to oen up the Hecla vein , lylnc
about tlfty feet beyond the breast of tin
tunnel , and extend the bore to the parade 1 ,
lodes occurring at Intervals of from 75 toil
100 feet lone Its course. Boston capital'
Ists are backlus the operations and lui'
portant development In the way of largi
ere bodies are expected.
Dividend or InxoMent IliinU.
- AVASIUNGTON , Sept. 12. The comp
troller ot the currency has declared a dlvl '
dend of 6 per cent In favor of the cred
) Hors of the Insolvent Merchants' Natlona
In hank of Helena , Mont.
TWENTY-SECOND COMES HOME
Ordered to Proceed from damp Wikoff to Is
Old Station at Omahn.
TWELFTH GOES TO JEFFERSON BARRACKS
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WASHINOTOX , Sept. 12 Order * were
Issued from the \Vnr department today or-
derlng two regiments of the United States
regular troops away from Camp WIKoft ,
Montauk. They are the Twelfth Infantry.
which Is ordered to Jefferson barracks , Mis
souri , and the Twently-sccond Infantry ,
" which goes to Port Crook , Neb , the station
It I occupied before Kolnp to the war. The
Twelfth Infantry was formerly stationed at
Toil Nlobrara , Neb. It Is hoped that all
the. regular regiments will bo away from
Montauk by the end of the week.
Mayor Moores was somewhat taken aback
by the news , because he Is so busy with con
tentions and other public work this week
that he does not see. how he can take the
Initiative In receiving thn soldiers , and yet
ho Is determined that a proper reception to
them should be given by the city. He said
"The people of Omaha certainly must bo
prepared to do the right thing by those sol
diers. They were at Santiago and lost most
of tholr officers. After such a record they
must surely bo given a royal reception.
Some plan must be outlined as soon as we
learn o\er what road they come , when they
arrive and whether or not they will pass
through this city. After all they have gone
through , probably a good big dinner would
be about what they would most want. "
It was announced at army headquarters
jcsterday that Port Crook would be
put In shape for the Twenty-second at once.
The next four or five days will be spent In
preparing for the reception of the regulars.
The sick soldiers of the Second Nebraska
regiment who are now at the hospital a *
Port Crook will bo transferred to St.
Joseph's and Clarkson hospitals In this
Captain Baxter , acting quartermaster of
the Department of the Missouri , U. S. A. ,
jcsterday received word that the Second
end Ml'sourl reclment had been ordered
from Camp Meade , Pa. , to Jefferson Bar
racks , Mo. nud that the First Arkansas
regiment had been ordered from Chlcka-
mauga to Fort IvOgan A. Hoots.
j OIIDKUS Aiiimr. AT i-onro nico.
Simnlnli ( omiitHilnti Cnti > ou- Proceed
SAX JUAN DB POUTO IUCO , Sept. 12.
Last evening the Spanish evacuation com
inlssloners cabled the government at Mad
rid , explaining the predicament In which
they will be placed If their Instructions fall
to arrive tomorrow. The American com
missioners will hold their meeting In a
building In San Jose street , rented by the
pro\lnclal covcrnmcnt and used as a sen
ate chamber. It was selected by Colonel
Hunter , secretary of the commission , none
of the numerous public buildings controlled
by the Spanish authorities being available.
This morning Senor Munez River , prefect
of the provincial government , called upon
the American commissioners to pay his re
The Alfonso XIII , however , arrived Sunday
morning from Barcelona , bringing instruc
tions for the Spanish commissioners , with
mall and passenccrs. Many ot the latter
are residents of the Island who fled at the
outbreak of the war and the quays were
lined with friends waiting to welcome
their return. The Alfonso XIII steamed
Into the harbor amid the booming of the
lleet nnd the shore batteries. This after
noon It proceeded to Havana.
General Rlos , governor of the Vlscaya
Islands nnd nd Interim covernor of the
Spanish territory In the Philippines , has
wired the government that he has arrived
at an understanding with the American au
thorities In the Island ot Luzon.
AU.NOX RUl'Llns TO CA\AI.EJAS
Hxplulntt the Ordrrn He Sent to Ail
in I ml Ccrvrrn.
MADRID , Sept. 12. In the Chamber of
Deputies Saturday Captain Aunon , minister
. of marine , replying to Mie attacks of Seno
Canalejns , editor of Kl Heraldo , remlndet
the deputies that when he became mlniste
of marine the Spanish squadron under Ad
mlral Cervcra was already at Santiago dc
Cuba. Therefore , he declared , he could nebo
bo held responsible for the acts chargei
by Senor CanaleJaE. Moreover , he asserted
the admirals met In council and expresscc
unanimous opinion that the squadron should
go to Cuba. "Admiral Cervera not having
coal or food was unable , " said Captain
Aunou , "to leave the blockaded port of
Santiago. Ho wanted to blow up his ships
In the harbor , but I informed him that it
would bo preferable to leave the port and
engage the enemy. General Blanco ordered
Admiral Cervera to leave Santiago and flxed
the day of his departure. "
The Carlist , republican nnd conservative
deputies met again last evening and ap-
proved their joint manifesto against a secret
discussion of the protocol. A prominent
benntor having objected to the sanctioning
of the protocol yesterday by a Bitting nnd
standing vote , because in secret session , the
final vote will bo taken at a public session.
Senor Moret , former secretary of the col | J
onies , Is president of the commission of the i
Chamber of Deputies having charge and
consideration of the bill approving the pro-
tocol In that house.
llnrlnl of Cailet Wheeler.
MONTGOMERY. Ala. , Sept. 12. The re
mains of Thomas Wheeler , son of General
Wheeler , were taken to the family burial
ground in Lawrence county , Alabama , and
Interred at 11 o'clock this morning.
Confirm I.ONN of Alnnkn Mourner.
SEATTLE , Wash. , Sept 12 n. B Washer
who arrived here today from St. Michaels
brings confirmation of the previously pub
, lished report of the loss of the steamer Jes
, sie at the mouth of the KusKowIll river in
July with eighteen lives. The news was
brought to St. Michaels by a trader named
, Ling , who said that only one Indian sur
vived. The bodies of Captain Murphy anil
Rev. Wclsch bad been v.-ashed ashore. The
passengers of the Jessie were known as the
Columbia exploration company. Rev. Weluch
had been taken along to pilot the party tip
ifkllil Kill oil IMn > iiiK with u
INDIANAPOLIS , Sept. 12 Today , while
. Mrs. Cornelius Drlscoll of th : > city was
attending the funeral of Howard Hanslng
her cousin , who was murdered Saturday
night by George White , her 5-ycar-old
daughter picked up a Plobert rifle to amuse
her -months-old brother , who wan crying
. In some manner which the child was un
able to explain , the gun vvjs discharged
The bullet struck the baby In the forehead
causing Instant death The accident hap
pened at the home of a relative , n short
° distance from the hcuso where the body ol
CimKrrniiloitnl No ml mil I mm ,
- SAN FRANCISCO , Sept. 12 The rift then !
congressional convention mrt this afternoot
and nominated Eugene P. Loud for con.
crfss. The only other name mentioned .aj
that of n. L. Wolf. The nomination of Mr
Loud was made unanimous.
* Lent en Monf > for Sumlii- School * .
' STAMFORD. Conn. . Sept. 12. The will of
! the late John P Hamilton gives J38.000 U
charity , among the bequests being the boart
of foreign missions of the Presbyterian
churclj , 15,000 ! beard for the relief of ill'-
ablcd ministers nnd thrlr widows and chil "
dren of the Presbyterian church , Jo.Ouu ,
trustcct of the Presbyterian board of publi
cation and Sabbath school work , to aid In
the erection of new Sunday school chnpcls
In the western states , $1,000.
.It'll Ml ) TO 1'lCi : I'lllJM'll TIIOOI'S.
Prevlttent Pnure I'l-nm llentiltn of It
elilon on I1re > fiiM lle\t loii.
LONDON. Sept 12 The Paris corre
spondent of the Times suggests that the
second of the two cabinet councils ) held <
yesterday ( Monday ) was called specially to
avert the Immediate resignation of General
Zurlinden , minister for war. The corre-
Hpondcnt understands that as M. Sarreu ,
minister ' of justice , has consented IW recon
sider ? the Dreyfus "dossier" Oenctal Zur-
linden will postpone his resignation until
he ' returns from the maneuvers.
The Purls correspondent of the Dally
News says President Faure declared today
that' It wou.J never do for him to face the
troops at the maneuvers If coming from a
cabinet council which had adopted revision
Two cabinet meetings have considered the
question of a revision of the Drcvfus case |
and adjourned until Saturday , nt the re-
quect of the minister of Justice , M Anrlon.
who Is desirous of more time In which to
consider the document's. The court has
refused to release former Colonel Plqtiart ,
ending a rehearing of the case against
H itnunoi s mmc ! > s < TIM : u u >
Stor > of the Vttenipt of n PniiiitU' N
BERLIN. Sept. 12 Persistent rumors
have been current hero during the last few
lajs that despite all statements to the con-
rary an attrtunt was made on the llfo
if Queen Wllhelmlna about three weeks
go One newspaper , which reports an ac-
: ount of the matter , given on the alleged
uithorlty of Count Llmburg-Stlrrum , s.t > s
hat an Italian fanatic llrcd thrice from
he woods while the o.ueen with three
Komcn was drlvins near her residence at
Soest-Djk. Two shots went wild , but the
bird lodsed In the arm of Countess Llm
The queen preserved her presence of
mind and ordered the affair kept a secret ,
owing to the approaching enthronement.
The would-be assassin was arrested nnd
confessed himself an anarchist. Countess
Llmburg-Stlrrum is recovering.
1'reneh I2\teilltlim Infrlin. .
LONDON , Sept 12 The Dally Chronicle
sa > s this morning It has learned that a mil
itary expedition , Including sixteen officers
and non-commissioned officers , sailed from
Paullac , France , last Friday with a view of
reinforcing the French expedition In Cen
tral Africa under Major Marchand. Great
secrecy , the Dally Chronicle observes , Is
maintained In the matter , but the departure
of the expedition Is believed to confirm the
report of the arrival of Major Marchand at
Fashoda , on the White Nile , above Khar
The Temps and Llborte say today that the
French government has been made aware
of the arrival of the expedition under Major
Marchand at Fashoda.
Iliijnnl linn n I'oor liny.
DHDUAM , Mass. . Sept. 12. Thomas F
Bayard did not rest at all jcsterday nnd
Is very weak. His doctors expect him to
llvo about a week longer.
TOLD nv niinvrrs'
I.lfi * of ti < - FnmoiiH I'rlnmii'r on
1)01 ( I'M iNltlllll.
Karl Wclnheber , cook of the Nethorlaml
steamship Andalusia , writes to a German
paper the following Interesting account of
what he saw and learned In the short time
spent as cook on Devil's Island , where
Dreyfus Is Imprisoned
Our ship , the Netberland steamship An
dalusia , was anchored oft Devil's Island on
April 1 after a visit to Cayenne , when
were were hailed from shore. At the same
time a small boat put oft , manned by sol-
dlors They came alongside to ask the cap
tain for the loan of a cook whllo the An
dalusia was waiting for freight. The cook
of the little garrison had broken his arm ,
they said , nnd our cook was to leach one
of the men , so that he might be able to
attend to the kitchen until another was sent
by the commander.
The captain sent me to the island and
while busy In the little kitchen Instructing
n soldier in the m > stories of broiling lamb
chops and cooking pork I had plenty of op
portunity to question Captain Oreyfus's
guards. The men , who had at first seemed
disinclined to speak , became quite loqua
clous after awhile. "He" was not so 111
treated as thee In the world seem to think
"he" is not confined ; "he" can go every
where on the Island. Of course , two men
are always at his heels. "He" gets up be
tween 0 and 7 in the morning and his first
breakfast consists of a cup of chocolate.
If the weather is good "ho" goes for a walk
soon afterward and winds up his promcnad
by a bath.
"But are you not afraid he might swim
away or commit suicide ? " I said.
"Not at all , " said the soldiers , "for a
rope is fastened to both his wrists and the
ends of the rope arc In the hands of the
guard. After the bath he takes his second
breakfast butter , bread , ham or eggs and a
bottle of beer. Then he goes In for study
Ho reads and writes for several hours. "
'What kind of Looks has he got ? " The
soldlero looked at each other. After awhll
one of them said1 "He Is only allowed tc
read technical works. But he can write
whatever ho pleases. He Is now writing an
account of his life. "
Must he show you what he writes' "
"No ; we read only the letters he deslrei
to have forwarded. These are sent to th
commander In Cayenne "
'And ' does the commander send them of
as received' "
"No ; they are copied and Iho orlghials ar
retained at Ca > enne"
"What does he do besides reading an
writing ? "
"Two weeks ago we received permlsslo
from the commander to play cards with th
prisoner and he has berome an Invotcrat
, Banyfler since. After dinner he has alwaj
, souj > , a roast and dessert about 2 o'cloc
In the afternoon wo always play baccara
"What are the stakes' "
The soldier laughed. "He has not got u. .
sou nnd there are probably not three francs |
on the whole Island. Wo plav for ? h ls. !
The nrlBoner cets his supper at t In the
evening roast or ham and a bottle of beer.
Soon afterward he goes to bed. He Is not
allowed .o have Isltt. jou Know. Only the
guard at the door keeps up a vvoo-1 fire. Ho
sajs the houra from 7 to 10 are his worst.
Ho cannot go to sleep before 10 o'clock and
the irnard Is not allowed to answer any
questions ho mav put In the day time we
, may talk to him , but only on the moat '
trifling subjects , the weather , his health 1
and the like. Our own country Is not to bo
"Is he allowed to smoke ? "
"No ; that Is , I think ho Is not , for the
, commander does not furnish hlrn tobacco. "
"May I leave fame cigars for him ? "
The soldier did not answer. I emptied
my tobacco : > ouch and my cigar case on the
table. I hope ho got what I left for him.
As I was about to return to my ship I
saw n mm , followed by tvso soldiers , approaching
preaching from the strand. Dreyfus ! Ho
seemed to have heard of my presence and
n"measured mo with questioning looks. Ills
lips moved , but he did not f.ncak. Ho Is a
middle-sized man , cadaverous and of a yel
low complexion. His eyes are deep In their
sockets ; he walks with a stoop and hi *
forehead Is furrowed. He Is growing old
rapidly , no doubt ,
I Dreyfus whispered with bis guard and ,
, vhcn ! the latter had. nodded assent , walked
up to me nnd shook me by the hand ,
'Hrlng my good wishes to the wide world. "
fticn ho walked slowly tunnrd his but ,
wl he temalnccl stanllng at the dour ,
vnvlng his hand as my boat dashed 1:1.0
then billows. Halt an hour Inter wo , vrre
on our way home.
WITHIN TIII : IMIOII vimrr
riirlllliiir Mor > Which 'Seeileil hut n
Tmii'h to I'erfeot II.
The publisher of fiction In paper covers
vafi not feeling very amiable when the > oting
lad > novelist called on him , The
truth was that ho hnd been going
ov ei u lot of bills and hnd
been tempted to write to his wife and
daughters things which he would not have
the courage to express under circumstances
vvheie ! the ) could leply , says \Vnshlugluu
"I called to see about my story , " snld HIP
jmuiK 1,1 Jy novelist.
"Oil , the one which Is entitled 'Maildt.rs
Marilagc , or n Llfo Story from n Book of
Clgaietto Papers ' "
"Yes ; that's It "
"Well. Its a pri'tty good novel. But > ou
must bear In mind that , as lltcratooru , wo'ro i
responsible for the education of the public '
to a certain ilegno. Wo must not bo too
Improbable. Sometimes } o-i have to bo a lit
tle Improbable now and then In order to
fascinate ) our reader , but > ou can bo reasonable
enable n good p.irt of the time "
"But If ) ou to that , Isn't > o-r reader
likely to become unfnsclnated ? " she In
"Not If you arc Judicious. Now. ihe only
objection I have to your stoiy U the Incident
which ropicBcnts the hctolne as jumping
ut n thicc-story window onto an awning
vcr n meat stoic In order to escape the
bductors who are on her track. Its too
niich risk on an awning. And , bcfildcs , Its
1010 than likely any abductor who knew his
luslness would have a confederate posted
tltslde to catch her when she bounced off
Of course , jou'vo got her cornered and
he's got to get away somehow. But I must
ay It doesn't sound quite artistic to me. "
She had been thinking whllo he talked
nd she remarked
"Suppose vve fix It this way She wan on
icr way home from the milliner's , where she
lought the most fashionable hat In the wlu-
ow. She was walking through the park
\hcn she saw her pursuers on hei track
he knew she must act quickly Without
moment's hesitation she took off the hat ,
aid It on the ground and then crouched
lehlnd the bunch of mammoth hyacinth
blossoms , which the milliner had told her
est $17 extra How she rejoiced that she
lad not carried out her threat to go with
out rather than pay so much' The men who
md so often abducted her before weie
oiled at last. They came within n few feet
of her hiding place and one of them paused ,
> ut only to remark that he had never bo-
ore seen a flow or bed nnd shrubbery In that
iart of the park Marietta was saved1"
And the publisher nodded Ills head ap
piovlngly and exclaimed
"Now , there's some sense to that "
Jvr or TIIIJ I'lin.irriMJs.
CoiiiiinrlxoM ofreni ltli .Some
Stilton of the I nlon.
The tctal length of the Philippine group ,
from the northernmost point of Luzon to the
southern extremity of Mindanao , Is about
950 miles , or fifty miles lees than the dis
tance from the northern boundary of New
York to the southern point of South Caro-
Una. The Philippines have never been thor
oughly surveyed or e..plored , and consequently
quently the estimates of the total area of
the several hundred Islands of the group
have differed widely. The most trust
worthy calculations fix this total area to be
between 114,300 nnd 115fiOO square mllc.s , an
extent of territory equal to the combined
aieas of the states of New York , New Jer
sey , PennBlvanla and Mars land. The larg
est of the Philippine islands , Luzon , upon
which Manila I" ' " 2cJ , has an area of
40S7"i square miles , being thus of almost
exactly the pame size an the state Virginia ,
and over 8,000 square miles smaller than
New- York state. In length , Luzon extends
for about 475 miles , and would reach from
a point slightly north of the northern boun
dary of New York almost to the mouth of
the Potomac river.
Mindanao , the next largest of the Islands ,
has an area of . .7,250 square miles. It would
require the combined territory of West
Virginia and Maryland to equal the island
tn size. Mindanao extends nearly 300 miles
from north to south , or , In comparison with
the part of the map upon which It Is super
imposed , It would reach from the mouth of
the Roanoke river , In North Carolina , to
Charleston , S C Projecting from Its west
ern coast Mindanao has a long , Irregular
peninsula , which makes the extreme width
of the Island something over 300 miles.
The two smaller Islands of Mlndoro and
Panay , upon the latter of which is the port
of Hello , are each over 4,000 square miles
In area. Together they equal In size the
elate , of New Jersey. Samar Island , south
east of Luzon , covers 7,000 square miles
There are estimated to bo about 1,200
Islands In the Philippine group , though any
accurate statement Is Impossible. Prob
ably not more than one-third of these are
nieotrlolty In 11 Letter Iliiv.
The letter box that has been hanging on
the olootrlo light polo at the coiner of Main
and Worthlngton streets , SprlnKlleld , MnKH .
bucnmo so chargc'd with electricity Thurs
day evening that It was Impossible to re
move the mall at the tlmo of the nlKht lol-
lertlon Carrier J A Goocho stopped up
and grasped the lock In his familiar wa >
and iot a HPVITP nhook nlontr his loft arm
'thinking thedilllciilty WJK with his hand , ho
uttomptod to takn hold v\ltti the right but
the result was the bame The mall hnd to
bo left until minnlug ; Thin Is the srcond
box In this city to liocomrolmrgod to .itij
ilogiec. The oaiise IH a defect In the niHUla-
tlou of the eleotrlc light wlro , which allow H
the tluld to pans down the pol > Italns
Increase the easeof conduction , and an > -
thlng like a large Iron letter box will become -
como thorough ! } charged When In thlH
condition U IH Impossible to touoh the box ,
and It miiHt remain useless until the lights
are turnoil off , wbon the surplus escapes
Into the ground This box was removed
vostcrday afternoon and will be placed on
ono of the regulation posts of the depart
Not HIM Kind ol it ( .IIINM.
A rich Glaswegian , while shooting over
his ostnto In Poith. u-lates Scottish Nights ,
treated an attendant nllllo to a glass of
whisky The servant n true son of the
highlands assumed un air of unmistakable
disappointment at the unwelcome smallness -
ness of the Klass , Thinking to divert the
man's attention from bin critical examina
tion , the donor remarked
"I say , Mao do you happen to Icuovv how
glasses like the one you hold In jour hand
' ' "
"Nao. mnlstcr , I dlnna ken ouv thine
nboot the maltter , " was the answer
"I wonder > oti haven't hoard that they
are blown , " rejoined the gentleman
"Aw eel , " replied Mac , looking Judicially
up at the glass , "ho maun surely h.ie been
inulHt awful short o' bralth that bloweil
this ane. "
rnruo'H Sorlnl I'ull.
C'ltUens for Farjjo , N D. actnrdlnir.to n
correspondent of the Iloston Tran.icrlpi ,
nay that the divorce lu.sinrr > s glvoH I hen
a chaneo to become acqu.i ntcd with mum
of tlio most cultlvatrd and IntrrcHtlnK i > co.
plo of thn cam , and It Is a matter of fre
quent reference that Mrs So-uiid-Ko ol
liouton xpent last ulntfi here , and thai
Colonel x of the regular armv Is c-xpecti'd
an ( eon an liiHtllltli-s close There Is cv | .
denco of conelrlcrublo contagluu In till'
divorce habit Onu wuman , It IH related ,
came hero to visit u brother who waH Btrv.
Ing his thrt-o months' of i evidence , and ul <
though ' Hho never thought of dhono vvh n
olid Rtnrtod. loiuluded tint while here niiil
xlnoo It could bo done tonvtnlfiitlv. dim
would slwKo off thf burdensome ties of
iiiatrlmnnv Mnuv of the Jounp people of
the j city too , bavo IMIIIIP to think Unit they
oitTlit to take advantage of u iirhlU'pn
iloso at hand , for wbUli persons from u
distance l > av so lieuVll.N
TODAY'S WEATHER FORECAST
Muro Hnln for > < < liriinl.ii ullli Prulm-
lil > riritllnu Wi'iitlicr Tills Aft-
i-rnoon inNt : Wlnil * .
WVSIUNOTON' . Srpt 12 Forecast for
For Nebraska Haiti , prnbiblv eleailnglu
western rortlnn In the afternoon , easterly
winds , becoming variable
For South Dakotti Threatening weather ;
For Iowa Rain : easterly winds.
For Missouri Rain , warmer ; easterly
Ioral Iti'cnril ,
OFFK-i : l.CK'AL WEATHKU lUJUKAr
iiMAMA , Bopt U Omaha icconl of torn-
peraturo niiil rainfall compared with th
torn ppondlng day of the last three years ;
IMS. UD7. 1SSW IS1) ' .
Maximum temperature . M 91 t.i ! vi
Mltilinutii toinpi'rnluro . I'l 71 ' > ' > i.s
Avirairo ti'iuprinturo . W M (0 ( 7 <
Hi.lnfall . . . l.Vi .00 T " 0
Rpcord of temperature And precipitation
at Oni.'lm for this day ami Hlnco March
Niitiiiiil for the da ; , rl
DrlliUmv fet the ilav 1.
r\ti ninulatoil cxii s Hlnco Match 1. . . . V > "i
Noiniul nilnr.ill tor tinilny. . . . .Hiliuli
r\0f < fur tin-dnv 1.35 Inrhos
Total talnfall slnciMuicli I. . .21 " 1 Inclii * *
Di-llrU'iH v flnro Mnuli 1. . . . l.M Ilichrs
Ilcllcli'iiov oiri'sj > K pi-iloil 1S ! > 7 . n K4 Inolin
12xri" M rorrosp K period ISM . . . 3.00 liu-lua
Itcj'urti 11 inn stntioiiN nt , > p , 111. ,
Scventy-tlflli Meridian Time.
Mr. II. T. Shobe , 2704 Lucns Are , ,
St Loins , Mo. , says : "My daugh
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her head nnd spread to her face.
She vvns treated by nhysiclnns and
tnken to celebrated health springs ,
but only grew worse. Many patent
medicines were tnken , but without
result , until wo decided to try
S. S. S. A dozen bottles cured her
completely nnd left her skin perfectly -
fectly smooth. Not n sign of thn
dreadful disease has ever returned.1
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