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    OMAHA DAILY BEE
ESTABLISHED JUNE 10 , 1871. OMAHA , PKIDAY MOHXIS GSEPTE rBEIl 2li , 1808 TWELVE PAGES. S1XGLE COPY 1TIVE CENTS.
WOODMEN IN SWARMS
WieldersofAxe , Beetle and Wedge Pill the
Exposition Grounds.
THRONG SURPASSES ALL EXPERIENCE
New High Water Mark Has Now Been Es
tablished for Attendance.
IOWA VISITORS SWELL THE CROWD
Thousands of Hawkeyes Stay Over to Bee the
Whole Show ,
SOLDIERS WILL BE OUT THERE TODAY
( Jullnnt Tucntj-Sccond Infantry to
lie GiieHiN of the MminKemeiit
riuim for niitertnliiltiK the
VcteruiiH of Santiago.
Tolitl AdinlHKloiiH Yentenlny. n2,7Sn
Total to Date . lriOlTtt :
lrc > lou HlKli Iteuoril . llli > -
The record of exposition attendance went
to smash yesterday. The attendance ot
44,452 which was registered July 4 and which
bus since remained the high water mark
was easily exceeded and from now on there
IB a now mark to aim at. Iowa cime very
near accomplishing the feat the day before
nnd yesterday the big celebration of the
Modern Woodmen of America brought the
additional visitors that were needed to complete -
ploto the achievement. The old record ,
which had stood unchallenged for eighty
days , was knocked Into smithereens tnd
the event was welcomed by the management
as a substantial Indlcatlaon of tbo unprece
dented crowds that are promised for the
remainder of the show. That tbo new record
cannot enjoy the long llfo that was granted
to Its predecessors Is conceded , but so long
ns It may be permitted to stand it will be
treated with , reverence.
When the magnificent showing of Iowa day
was known it was scarcely expected that
yesterday would show such additional
strength. But the gates were not open
two hours before it was apparent vhnt the
day would at least crowd the record olosely.
From 7 o'clock to long after noon there was
not n minute's cessation of the rush. It
seemed that the street cars wore bringing all
tlio/leoplo they could carry the day before
bi they hauled thousands more yesterday.
There was scarcely an hour during the fore
noon nt which there vvero not 200 people
massed In line at the Twenty-fourth ntieel
entrance nnd nt Sheiman nveuuo the crush
was almost as great. The full force of
ticket sellers was on duty , but by 10 o'clock
the management was compelled to rclnfoico
the department by employing cow men. Ar
rangements wcro also made to relieve the
crush nt the main enhances by running
Homo of the street cars to the Twentieth
and Boyd street entrances. With th so pro
visions the crush was handled with ndmlra-
1)1 o system and the people were passed Into
th' grounds faster than t-ey ! hnva ror
been before. Thcra was a crowd every
where , The Auditorium , where the exer
I cises of the day were held , was packed to
suffocation. The main court was solidly
lined with spectators ot the parade nnd the
Bluff and north tracts were almost ns thor
oughly filled. The Immense crowd ot yes
terday seemed to have como back In full
force nnd with It were mingled thousands
of Woodmen , whoso bright uniforms and
pretty badges wore everywhere conspicuous.
( Jot III I , hie Promptly.
While there wan the inevitable dlmlnut'ott '
In the arrivals during the nftctnoon the tldo
did not turn entirely and there were more
than enough people coming In to ortsct the
early departures. After 6 o'clock the iS-
cent rate Induced n second boom nnd sev
eral thousand local vlsltois came to swell
the crowd that already packed nearly every
square foot of the grounds. The crush was
even more noticeable than during the day ,
nnd It was long after midnight before the
last load of tired and happy people were
hauled away.
Today there will bo another big crowd ,
for most of the visitors who are hero now
will remain until the end of the week and
the settled weather Is bringing In Immense
numbers of excursionists Independently o (
special attractions. The great event ot the
day will be the presence of the Tweuty-set-
end United States Infantry , which will be
the guests of the exposition. The troops will
bo hauled from Fort Crook by a special Mis-
bourl Pacific- train and deposited at the gtte ,
where they will bo welcomed by the exposi
tion officials. There will bo no specchmak-
Ing nnd no formalities. The soldiers will be
permitted to enjov themselves according tc
their Individual Inclinations and the only
special attention that they will receive will
bo n big dinner at Market's cafe at the ex
pense of the management. This policy , was
decided on as ono which would be moat satis.
factory to the visitors nnd vvnlih will allow
them to spend the entire day In seplng the
great show which has been built blnce they
wcro ordered to the front.
A large excursion from Qnlncy , 111. , will
ill no be on tbo grounds today. The vlsll
will not bo signalized by any ceremonials
und the excursionists will spend their holt-
day as they please.
MODKIIN AVOOllMDN OK
12verelnen nt the Auditorium Held
llefnre nn ImmeiiNC Aiiillenee.
The iiromlse that the Modern Woodmen
of America would make a tremendous show
ing on the grounds yesterday was magnifi
cently fulfilled. In spite of the Immense
crowd of the day the members of the ordci
tteemed to be In the majority , nnd theli
eolors everywhere predominated. Their ex
erciser were thoroughly enjoyable , and they
contributed eoino of the most merltorloiiE
features that have been seen In the White
City. They were a thoroughly representa
tive crowd nnd they filled the day with
color nnd enthusiasm.
The Woodmen who wore * to participate In
th exercises of the day were rotumendably
prompt In getting Into line. The parade ol
the uniformed camps around the main couri
Htartisl almost exactly at the designated
hour and It was one of the prettiest
pageants that has been witnessed on the
grounds. The participants consisted exclu
sively of well-drilled marchers , and thcli
fchowy uniforms presented a variety of colorIng -
Ing that made the spectacle more that
usually attractive.
The uniformed camps formed In front ol
the Electricity building promptly at 10:3C :
o'clock. U was headed by the Fourth regi
ment band of Sioux City , which was followed
by Sundance camp No. 181 of Sioux City ,
The men were uniformed In white trousers
and bright blue blouses. They were followed
by Gus Smith camp No. 2766 of Des Molne.
in uniforms of grcan and white , which wen
tn pretty contrast to those ot the Sioux Cltj
crowd , and then came Missouri camp No
1S93 of St. Joseph In handsome hablllmenu
of maroon and white , which added anothei
beauty to the galaxy of colors. The mem'
crs of Elm camp No. 1221 ot MUsourl Val
ley wore green and white , and behind them
marched Mondamln camp No. C170 of Mon-
damln , la. , In picturesque red uniforms.
The combined effect of these brilliant con
trasts of color was remarkably effective
ngalnst the white background of the court
nnd the effect was maintained by the vari
ous combinations which were displayed In
the uniforms of the camp * that formed the
remainder of the procession. These In
cluded To/ester's camp , No. 1003 of South
Omaha , Fullerton ramp , No. 780 of Fullerton -
ton , Lalluo camp , No. 1058 of Union , Wood
bine camp , No. 1570 of Woodbine , la. , ac
companied by the Modern Woodmen band
of Woodbine , Hnzcl camp , No. 171 of Coun
cil Iluffs and Maple camp , No. 94H , Beech
camp , No. 1454 , B & M. camp , No. 2722 ,
Forester's camp , No. 120 , Nebraska camp
No. 47 and Hlbb'ard camp , No. 4944 of
fr | fltej | U'rr nn They March.
4Kfcv ffi bu < scd entirely around the
mg ffifJW9 | atbc march Iho vari
ous comi4 AK'y/4PHDteumher of move
ments whlclT felayjy lHteoroiis appro
bation of the crowf'v/y S B-aclc ended nt
the Auditorium , which HRlrcady densely
crowded with Woodmen nnu their families ,
with Iho exception of a small space that had
been reserved for the marchers. They
were greeted with continual cheering as
camp after camp filed Into the building and
added Its banner to those which already
transformed the back ot the stage into a
solid mass of color. All tbo head offi
cials of the order wcro grouped on the
platform and they joined heartily in ap
plauding the magnificent showing of the
uniformed detachments.
The Omaha Concert band played n couple
of selections while the crowd was disposing
Itself In what scats remained , and then
President Wattles Intioduced A. R. Talbot
of Lincoln , chairman ot the board ot di
rectors of the Modern Woodmen , ns the
presiding officer of the occasion. Mr. Tnl-
bet explained that Governor Holcomb was
unable to be present to deliver the ad
dress of welcome. Ho added that whllo
ho could not fill the place ot the gov
ernor of Nebraska , ho could shako hands
with them and give them as
cordial n welcome ns any other
man In this jurisdiction. Ho expressed
the hope that this might bo the brightest
and happiest day of their lives and that
Its celebration might give new Impetus to
the magnificent order that they represent.
Wbnt IH Uxpcuteil of U .
Continuing , Mr. Talbot said that this ex
position is the fruition of American thought ,
the embodiment of American pluck and en
terprise. To the transmlsslsslppl country
the world looks for the highest expression
of beauty , of energy , of business integrity
nnd Christian endeavor. It looks hero for
the highest type of "Home , Sweet Home , "
nnd it is for the protection ot this homo
that the Modern Woodmen of America Is
organized. He declared also that of all
societies the Modern Woodmen is most
closely In touch with the common people of
the country.
The speaker emphasized the distinctions
between the social cosmogony ot this
era nnd that of earlier times.
Caesar and Demosthenes talked to
few people whllo the populace gathered
by thousands to witness the brutal encount
ers In the arena. Now the taste of the
people inclines to beauty and art and oratory
tory and such organizations ns
the Woodmen are potent factors
In working out the development of the race.
Whatever may be In store for the future
this great order will have emblazoned over
Its doors the motto , "love thy neighbor as
thyself" nnd millions will join In singing
Us song of "Homcj Sweet Home. "
President Wattles then gave the visitors n
hearty welcome to the exposition grounds.
In doing this ho paid a high tribute to the
growth nnd vnluo ot fraternallsm as repre
sented by this organization. Ho said that
such n development of this sentiment Is only
possible In this country where
the rights of the common people
are protected and all men are equal.
The work ot this society Is especially valu
able because Its membership Is very
largely composed of the producers of thle
country. If all Its acts ot benevolence ,
good will and charity could be gathered
together and the gratitude of all who had
been benefited combined It might form a
tribute that would bo commensurate with
this occasion. Last year It disbursed Jl-
000,000 to those who had been bereft , nnd
since Its organization It has given nearly
$10,000,000 to thousands , who bless this or
ganization for the relief that came In theli
tlmo of trouble. In conclusion ho expressed
the hope that Its future might be as bright
as Its purposes deserve.
Head COIIHII ! ZSorthcott'n Adilrena.
After n selection by the Omaha Concerl
band , W. A. Northcott , lieutenant governor
of Illinois , and head consul of the order , was
Introduced and greeted with furious applause
that merged into an ovation. In beginning
he made a patriotic allusion to the recent
war which , he declared , had not tested the
full power of the American republic , but
had shown the world that the spirit ol
Grant and Lee was still alive. In this con
nection he roused his audience to Increased
enthusiasm by asserting that If ever this
republic should be In danger It would only
bo necessary to blow a blast on the Wood
man bugle to bring together 40.000 disci
plined men , thoroughly drilled and better
than the soldiers that followed Caesar or
Napoleon.
Glory nnd war are magnificent , hci con
tinued , but greater still Is wisdom and
peace. The words of Him who died on
Mount Calvary come down , to us today ,
gentle as a summer zephyr , but enduring
ns time , "Thou shall love thy neighbor as
thyself , " nnd the old question , "Am I mj
brother's keeper ? " finds Its answer in the
fraternal organizations of t < rday.
The speaker contended that In the con
dition of the common people lies the
secret of national prosperity. It Is not
the cultured few , but the education of the
masses. It Is the school house In the
valley and not the university on the hill ,
It Is not how many people nro abls to give
their children a higher educatlbn , bul
how many can send them to the common
schools every school day In the year. He
emphasised the value of fratcrnallsm ns an
adjunct of this Idea , and then proceeded tc
speak of the Modern Woodmen and
the rapid progress that it is
making , Ho declared that the end of th
year will see the total membership reach
the 400.000 mark and that there Is no Hmll
to Its future development.
Tor the llo > nl .NelKlihom.
The final address was delivered by Mrs ,
E. D. Watts of Omaha , supreme oracle ol
the Royal Neighbors of America. The repre
sentative of the feminine auxiliary of the
order was given a still more enthusiastic
welcome and her remarks were frequently
applauded. She discussed the part of the
women In the work of the order and dwell
on the fact that the Royal Neighbors are
also In a process ot gratifying development ,
She emphasized the value of the auxiliary ,
which she contended was Indispensable tc
the full measure of the prosperity of the
order.
rr * Dale Chanurd.
There has been another change In the
dare ol Missouri day. It wai set for Octobei
4 at the beginning of the week , but no\t
( Continued on ritth Face. )
BRYAN CALLS ON M'KiNLEY
Takes Holcomb and Stark Along for
Company !
CLOSETED AN HOUR WITH THE PRESIDENT
ilmt Sick Mm nlul "Such n *
Have I'ecnllnr Ciill * Upon Them1'
lie Mtifttcrcil Out of.
the Third.
WASHINGTON , Sept. 22. Colonel Wll-
Ham J. Ilryan , Third Nebraska volunteers ,
was at the War department today and oc
casioned as much Interest among the em
ployes as a returned Santiago hero.
Colonel Bryan was accompanied by Gov
ernor Holcomh and Representative Stark
of Nebraska. They went first to the adju
tant general's ofHce , where Colonel Krjan
registered , stating that ho expected to re
turn to his station today. In General Cor-
bln's office he shook hands with the general
and Introduced the gentlemen accompany
ing him. The call was formal and brief.
The party was then Introduced to Acting
Secretary Melklejohn , but remained there
only a few minutes , returning to the adju
tant general's office.
General Corbln Inquired as to the condi
tion of the camp at Jacksonville , and naked
If the soldlnrs wanted to come home. Colonel
nel Bryan said that ho had not made a
poll , but his Judgment as to their sentl-
mert was that they dM wish to be mus
tered out. Colonel Bryan went from the
adjutant general's office to army headquar
ters and called on General Miles.
Neither to the acting secretary of warner
nor to the adjutant general did Colonel
Bryan or Governor Holcomb make any re
quest as to mustering out the Third Ne
braska regiment or allude to the desires of
Colonel Brvnn In reference to the subject.
After leaving the War department Colonel
Bryan and his party went to the White
House , where they were Immediately ushered
Into the president's room. The party were
cordially received by President McKlnley and
remained In conference with him for more
than an hour. They did not prefer a request
for the mustering out of the regiment aa a
whole , but only for the discharge of such
of Ite members as are disabled by disease
or such as have peculiar calls upon them.
They represented that there were about 20
per cent of the members ot the regiment 111 ,
and they urged that these should be relieved
and sent to their homes , where , they argued ,
In all probability most of them would speed
ily recover because of the difference In the
climate of Nebraska and that of Florida.
The president gave careful attention to all
that was said and talked sympathetically
with his callers concerning the condition of
these men , but he made no positive promise
as to the course ho would pursue In the mat
ter. After the interview with the president
the three Ncbrasknns returned to the War
department. Mr. Bryan said as he left the
White House he would return to his regi
ment tonight. He was dressed In the full
uniform of a colonel , and beyond the fact
that his complexion testified to his ex
posure to the southern sun he looked very
much as he did In the campaign days ot
189G.
SHAFTER TALKSTO REGIMENT
HP Sn-jH Hint the Invnnlon of Cnlm
ItcHiiltciI lit n Comparatively
Uifllt l.o B of Life.
CHICAGO. Sept. 22. A special dispatch
to the Tribune from Constantine , Mich. ,
gives the following speech made by General -
oral Shatter at ) that place , wheie he went to
attend the reunion of the Seventeenth
Michigan regiment , of which he was colonel
during the war.
General Shatter described In his own
characteristic manner the campaign at San
tiago. After reaching the point in his story
where the Spanish generat offered to sur
render , General Shatter concluded as fol
lows : "I said Toral might march out to
salute his flag before taking It down , and
have other ceremonies as ho pleased , and
I would observe what forms I pleased.
"So they took down their flag , fired three
guns and Santiago was surrendered. It was
beautiful and dramatic. When we raised out
flag the ofllcers took off t'helr ' hats and oui
guns saluted.
"A lot has been said about lack of sup
plies. Men who go to war expect to be
short rationed some times. You old sol
diers hero have often had much less to eat
than the soldleis ever did at Santiago. My
command during the civil * war often drew
corn In the cob for a meal.
"It was not a question of having supplies
when had we a thousand wagons the fear
ful roads would not have let me take their
to the front. But the men had coffee , bread
and meat. Sometimes they had to pound
the coffee In a rag , but you all did that
Some of the men complained , but they arc
good toldlers In spite ot that and foughl
like heroes when called upon , A large
number of men died.
"Tents could not bo put up because the
men were In the trenches and tents could
not bo pitched on the firing line.
"Wo stayed longer than we expected
after the surrender , but bad to stay the
honor ot the government demanded It am
wo stayed. Five hundred men came ir
every dry with sickness and some days 800
"But wo had brought the war to a close
The capture of the fleet prevented fresr
troops from being brought over , but It dli
not stop the war. The surrender of Toral'f
army did stop It.
"People say we should not have mad (
that campaign In the summer. What else
could be done ? We had to end the wai
and end it quickly. There was less lost
of llfo by 100 per cent than any slmllni
Invasion. Napoleon returned from Cgypl
with only a remnant of his army. Of 35,00 (
men England sent to this country durlnr
the revolution 17,000 laid their bones down
to bleach In the soil of the country agalnsl
which they fought.
"Our campaign would have been fright
fully disastrous If It had been long. "
VISITS ClIICICAMAlHiAHOSPITALS.
Seeretnry AlKer Telia More of HI *
Trouble * to Another Reporter.
CHATTANOOGA , Tcnn. , Sept. 22. Sec
retary Alger , who arrived lost night , was
astir early today. About 9 o'clock the sec
retary and Surgeon General Sternberg , ac
companied by Brigadier General Boynton
left for Chlckaraauga park , where they
spent the day In n critical Inspection of th (
hospitals over which there has been EC
much controversy.
Before leaving Chattanooga General Algei
said to a reporter :
"Tho press has been disposed io exag
gerate the condition of some of the campi
and things have been charged against th <
War department which were untrue anc
unwarranted. I want the facts and all tbi
facts to come out and have nothing ti
withhold from the public.
"The crciit trouble has been that tht
people have not appreciated the Immense
problem of forming an army of 250,00 (
volunteers without arms and without th <
necessary equipments. The Spanish wai
came on us almost like a bolt from a clem
sky and It found every branch of the War
department unprepared for the task of
equipping and handling such a vast num
ber ot untrained men.
"Thero may have been some Incompetent
officers , generals and colonels. In charge
of some of the camps and If such Is found
to bo the case they will be held strictly to
account for their misdeeds. If there are
any commanding officers who are now In
competent or who fall to put their camps
In first-class condition nnd keep them that
way , I propose that they shall bo replaced
by men who are competent nnd who will
sec that perfect sanitary conditions are es
tablished nnd maintained. "
.IneUnon lleellnen the IMnee.
NASHVILLE , Tenn. , Sept. 22. General
Jackson today sent a telegram to President
McKlnley , thanking him tor the tender of
a position on commission to Investigate
the conduct of the war , and expressing re
gret that pressing private business compels
htm to decline the honor.
More Hiiinlh 1'rauim .Start Home.
WASHINGTON , Sept 22. The acting
secretary of war has received a cable message
from General Brooke , chairman of the
Porto Klcan evacuation commission , at San
Juan , saying that SOO Spanish troops em
barked for home today.
BEFORE JOINT COMMISSION
Tnwncy of Mlnneiiotn
IteiirencntN Lumbermen Who 1'ro-
tent AKnluni Ileilnetloit of Duty.
QUEBEC , Sept. 22. The people ot the
United States nra evidently beginning to
awaken to the great Importance of the re
sults which may come from the work of the
International joint high commission now In
session In this city. During the past twenty-
four hours the American commissioners have
been besieged by deputations of Americans ,
praying that no Ironclad arrangement be
entered Into which would disturb the pro
tective tariffs of ithe United States.
The farmers ot the United States put In
their protest and It was a very strong one.
They vvero represented by Aaron Jonci of
Indiana , worthy master ot the National
Grange , annd N. J. Bachclder of New Hamp
shire , chairman of the national executive
committee. They wcio given a vsry full
hearing and will have another audience.
Following Mr. Jones came another tnrnest
protest from Albert Cleak , president of the
Home Market club In Boston. He . .aid the
organization ho spoke for had upward of
3,000 members , mostly manufacturers , nnd
reported a total capital Interest of $700,000-
000. He opposed commercial reciprocity Ho
said that bctwcpn two countries which had
the same products for exchange reciprocity
was never successful. If Canada and the
United Stales had something the other did
not have It would bo a different proposi
tion.
tion.Colonel
Colonel Aldaco Walker , formerly of the
Interstate Commerce commission but now
chairman of the board of directors ot the
"
Atchlson , Topeka & 'Santa Fe road , spoka
concerning the traffic bonding system. He
believed the Canadian railroads should be
subjected to the Interstate commerce laws
and In case of violation American traffic
over the lines should be suspended Instead
ot Imposing a flue , as Is dona In case ol
violation on the part of the American roads.
Hon. C. S. Hamblln of the .Boston Mer
chants' association Q' j-'M Colonel Walker's
scheme. He Insisted tlfat the present bond
ing scheme by which United States products
are carried over Canadian roads from one
point to another In the United States with
out duty was entirely equitable nnd satis
factory. Ho desired no change from the
present condition.
Another protest came from Congressman
J. A. Tawney of Minnesota In behalf ol
the lumbermen of the United States. He
presented to the American commission a
memorial signed by 850 of the principal
lumber firms In twenty-one states and pro
testing against the reduction of duty on
Canadian lumber.
HONOR FOR A NEBRASKA BOY
Private Iloyle , Who Captured Spanlnli
I'lURr nt ni Caiiej , Made n
I/U-iiteniint.
WASHINGTON. Sept. 22. ( Special Telegram -
gram ) President McKlnley today appointed
Juan Ashton Boyle of Kearney , Neb. , second
end lieutenant In the regular army. Mr ,
Boyle was a private In the regular armj
and showed conspicuous bravery nt the battle -
tlo of El Caney , In fact he was the soldlei
who personally pulled down the Spanlsli
colors that had floated over that Spaulsli
stronghold. The flag which he secured If
now upon exhibition at Omaha.
lilt promotion from the ranks was rec
ommended by Lieutenant Clement and Cap'
tain Crlttenden and earnestly endorsed bj
General Kent , commanding. When the mat
ter was laid before President McKlnley he
examined the papers In the case very care
fully nnd said to the father of the brave
boy that such gallantry should not go un
rewarded and ordered that a commlssloi
as second lieutenant In the regular armj
be made out Immediately. Boyle Is conva
lescing at his father's home In this city fron
fever contracted In Cuba , but he hopes te
bo able to join his regiment In a few days
The following appointments In Indlat
schools wcro made today : Mies Maud <
Hlckley of Wisconsin , cook at Snntoe , Ne
braska , $420 ; Mary Mashek , South Dakota
cook at Chamberlain , S. D. , $400 : Phoeb (
A. Thomas , South Dakota , laundress , Yank-
ton , S. D. , (500.
The secretary of the Interior today af
firmed the decision of the land commlsslonei
in the case ot William Selden , Involving
lands In the Valentine , Neb. , land district
Postmasters appointed : Iowa Major II
Griffin , at Carpenter , Mitchell county ;
Gcorgo W. Griffin , at Mclntlre , Mitchell
county. Wyoming Henry River , at WOOL
River , Big Horn county.
IN A MIMIC BOMBARDMENT
Tun Men Killed by Month While Set-
tlntr lliplonlvex for Imita
tion Slllllllflll SIllllM.
PITTSBURO , Pa. Sept. 22. Captalt
George J. Adams and Captain Charles Miller
his aEslstant. were Instantly killed while
conducting a fireworks display and repro >
ductlon of the battle of Manila on the Alle
gheny river In front of the exposition build
ing tonight.
As a nightly feature at the exposltlor
Captain Adams has been during the lasl
week reproducing In miniature the greal
naval battle at Manila with great success
The explosives failed to work properly and
Adams and Miller were In the middle of the
river In a skiff endeavoring to make th <
fireworks and explosion effective. The boml
which was Intended to blow up the SpanUt
ship was exploded almost directly under tht
skiff In which the men were working , sup.
posedly killing them Instantly.
Bartley Connelly , a 16-year-old boy , whe
waa rowing in a skiff , was burned by the
explosion but was rescued from the water
At the time the explosion occurred be ,
tween 2,000 and 3,000 spectators were watch.
Ing the battle and as everything was Ir
darknem Immediately after the acclden
many of them eaw nothing unusual In thi
Incident and thinking the explosion was par
of the program , set up a mighty cheer foi
Dewey and left * '
POINTERS ON YELLOW FEVER
Annual Harvest of Victims is How Being
Gathered in Havana.
DANGER TO FOREIGNERS IS VERY GREAT
Not Ailv Innhle ( < i ho ml l.nrnc > iimlier *
of Troop * 1o GnrrlMin the
Inlnnil of Culm llcforc
? \IM ember 1.
( Copyright , 1SSS. by Press Publishing Co )
HAVANA. Sept. 22. ( Now York World
Cablegram Special Telegram. ) The annual
harvest of victims of yellow fever , which
has begun , should warn the. American gov
ernment against sending troops hero before
November 1. The Increase In the number of
cases of fever since last Sunday , when Cop-
lain Brown , master of the American ship
Maryland , died of It , and four other sailors
\ > ere stricken , has been enough to alarm the
foreign and timid residents and a number
tried to leave today on the Mascotte , Bulling
for Tampa. The rigid regulations adopted
by the Florida state authorities and en
forced by Dr. Dudley , the marine health of
ficer on the ship , prevented more than fifty
persons leaving , passage being gl\cn only
to those having a certificate of Immunity
from the physicians attending them during
the former attack. Dr. Dudley refused to
take anybody not having such a certificate.
One man whose wife Is dying In Trenton ,
N. J. , and who was summoned by cable ,
pleaded to be taken , but his pleadings \\erc
unavailing.
The fever so far Is of a mild type , but
physicians with whom I talked say It will
grow virulent. For the rest of the month
the fever will rage and most of Its victims
will bo persons not acclimated. It will then
die out. Spaniards and natlvo Cubans do
not fear yellow fever as much ns they do
calcntura or heat fever. The treatment for
yellow fever Is not uniform. Ten different
methods of treatment were described to mo
today.
Milliy SolilIerM Sick.
It Is linoosslblo to learn the number of
cases of yellow fever In Havana. Many of
the soldiers In the army of 10,000 men
camped within five miles of Havana , as
nearly as can bo learned , arc down with
various kinds of fever , some of It yellow
fever. Fevers have attacked the troops In
other departments of the army In Mntnn-
zas and PInar del Klo. The rate of mortal
ity cannot be learned. Here In Havana the
exact number of cases Is not reported , but
Information Is not lacking to show that the
disease has appeared. The number ol
deaths Yesterday from fevers of all Kinds
Is estimated at thirty , some of which were
yellow. The largest number of victims ot
any distinct class are American and Eng
lish residents. I cabled the fnct yesterday
that twenty rases had been reported. There
were no deaths among them today.
The American peace commissioner. ! are
reported to bo In good health , as are all
the members of their respective staffs , none
of whom come to the city or hold com
munication with persons from It.
The opinions of physicians as to the wis
dom of bringing a large force of Ameilcnn
troops here are not divided. The Introduc
tion of la largo force of unaccllmatcd men
for the ' .next ) month would undoubtedly re
sult In a heavy mortality. A competent
person says that the yellow fever among
the Spanish troops Is of a much more seri
ous type than that In the city , on account
of the exposure of camp life.
Dr. Congosfo , secretary to Captain Gen
eral1 Blanco , will sail on Saturday for New
York on the way to Paris to attend the
peace conference. Ho will take with him
Information for the use of the commission
relative to the territory , number of citi
zens , public debt , provincial ilebrs , trade
customs , statistics of commerce and navi
gation , conditions of the provinces and people
ple , and other matters the Paris confer
ence will consider. LOUIS SIEDOLD.
AUTONOMISTS TAICU A HAM ) ,
Influeiiee. of Cnhn'N fo\ eminent I2x-
erteil In Termn of l Miciuitloii.
WASHINGTON. Sept. 22. Official dis
patches received by ono of the embassies
here from Havana confirm the reports that
the cofontal government of the Islands la
taking a hand In shaping the terms on
which the evacuation shall bo executed
This , It Is believed here , may develop some
new phases In the situation In Cuba.
The colonial government was established
by Spain shortly before the war broke out ,
there being a cabinet of five officers at
Havana * and a legislative body with two
houses. It carried out in a measure the
long pending plan of giving Cuba home
rule by means of an autonomous govern
ment , but while In name autonomous , It
was contended by the Insurgent clement
that genuine home rule was lacking and
that this colonial regime was a continuance
ot Spanish domination. It appears , however ,
that these colonial authorities are taking
a very active part in the presenyL negotia
tions and that there Is more or less co
operation between them and the Spanish
government. This creates a condition In
which the United States must deal , not
only with Spain , but with those who claim
to represent the Island Itself , free from
Spanish control.
The colonial or autonomist administra
tion Is very thoroughly organized and can
exert much Influence. It established a reg
ular legation In Washington prior to the
war , with several prominent men ot Ha
vana on the staff. It numbers In Its ranks
much of the wealth of Cuba and claims to
stand for the educated classes and against
the Insurgents and Illiterates. This makes
two distinct classes the autonomists , whc
are co-operating with Spain , and the insur
gents , who are opposed to Spain.
It uow seems clear , from the ofllcial at
well as the president's reports from Ha
vana and Madrid , that the autonomist ele
ment Is taking up the claim first advanced
by Spain that many incidental questions
as to Cuba must bo settled before the evac
uation begins. But the view among the
government officials hero Is that the Cuban
autonomists , as well as the Spaniards , have
no cuestions to advance or settle before
evacuation Is determined upon. Tun time
and place of evacuation Is looked upon by
the authorities here as the only point In
volved and there Is likely to bo n tudc
awakening If the pro-Spanish element ,
cither as autonomists or as natlvo Span-
lards , insists on bringing the determination
of the Cuban debt , future forms of govern
ment , rates of tarlll for Spain und man )
other subjects as a preliminary to evacua
tion. The American commissioners , ac
cording to the understanding here , will in
sist on a strict adherence to the protocol
for an Immediate evacuation and If need
be will submit an ultimatum against taking
up subsidiary questions of Cuba's future.
While the Cuban colonial government it
thus combining with the Spanish govern
ment In bringing forward these Incidental
questions , yet the opinion waa expressed
today by a high diplomatic officer , hasec
on recent advices from Havana , that a se
rious issue would bo asserted and that the
actual evacuation ot the Spanish troopi
from Cuba would begin within the ntx
month.
Out it appears that the evacuation v.'ll
TEMPERATURE AT OMAHA
TODAY AT THIJ IMPOSITION.
At the ( Jronmlxt
T entj-Seeoiul Itnlteil Slnte * In
fantry Entertained by i\inifiltlon.
< > nlne > , III. , l > n > .
S n. in. to HI 11. in. , liullnu CoiiKrci *
on Inillnn ( ironiiilN.
1(1 ( n. in. , Oniiiliii Concert lliinil nt
Auditorium.
lliUO n , in. , llnttlehli | Illinois
Docked nt ( internment llnlldlnu.
li : in. , rire Hornet * Illteheil by IMcc-
trlclty.
1U in. , Dinner to Twenlj-seeoml
I n It ctt Mute * Infantry h > ( he 12\-
noNltlnii.
- p. in. , OrKim lleeltnl nt Audi
torium. V
UittO p. in , , Mexican llniul nt tiovern-
nient llnllillnu.
1 | i. in. , I'lllted Stiitc * I.lfe SallllK
Drill on Iiiiuoon.
( I p. in , , Meilcnn llniul on Grand
I'liirn.
Tiil : ( p. in. , Omaim Concert llniul on
( iriinil I'lnrn , iiltli i\iioxltloii
C IioriiN.
Klir > p. in. , Mexlemi llniul , Oinnlin
Hand , \iOMltlon ChortiN , .Soldier * ,
Ntcrcoiitlcnn and l < 'lreworl < n 111 tin1
lirand .Speetacnlar I'nntiiNle , for
the I.iiNt Time , "The SiiinlIi | *
American AVnr. "
DOM ii TOUIII
II 11. m. . MViiterii Trn\eler * ' Aeel-
dent AxxorliiHon , TrniiNiiilNMlNMlniil
Meii'N Club.
cover n much longer time thin has been
anticipated. There nro some 100,000 Span
ish troops In the Island. Allowing l.OOC
men on n transport and a vessel leaving
every day , It would take 100 days or ovet
tlireo months for the evacuation. But the
vessels are not available for n trip every
day for 100 consecutive days , so that the
tlmo for departure would probably far ex
ceed EX ! months.
The cabinet composed of the colonial sec-
rctailes meets dally nnd pardon Is granted
to a great number of prisoners , who arc
thereupon turned Into the streets.
ti is said that Bartome Masse , presldcnl
of the Cuban republic , who has been sick ,
went to Santa Cruz del Sur last week , bill
returned still sick to his estate In the
province of Puerto Principe.
LUCCHESI WILL MAKE SHOES
Steady Hninloymeiit to lie Given tht
of the l > niirexM
of AiiNtrln.
( Copyright , 189S , by Press Publishing Co. ;
GENEVA , Sept. 22. ( New York Worli
Cablegram Special Telegram. ) It Is fortu <
note that your correspondent had alreadj
Interviewed Lucchesl , otherwise It wouh
now bo Impossible , for the Genevese peopli
are tip In arms against the herolzlnj ; 01
pampering of the assassin nnd olllclali
sternly refuse to permit another visit or 111'
tervlew.
Lucchesl U kept tu solitary conflncmen
and permitted to see nobody. Great Indlgna
tlco was cxpresfed when a local Journn
announced that Lucchesl had been allowec
to smoke. So bitter Indeed waa the fcellni
that the judge of the criminal court wn :
forced yesterday to l sue a formal declara
tlon In which ho stated that the prlvllegi
ot smoking had only been nccordei' to Luc
clicfil on ono occasion and ho had 8mokc <
but one cigar. The Judge pledges Ills offlcla
hcrxir that this shall not occur again. Si
much comment has been made , however
upon the reported Indulgence of Lucche ?
that the department of justice and the po
llco ro today sending In a report to tin
Austrian legation at Berne , making a de
tailed statement as to the cigar cplsodi
and setting forth the hard and strlc
regime to which the assassin Is eonflnei
here.
There Is no further talk of extradition
The Genevese nro too conservative to ee
aside their constitution , which Is exact ; in <
positive In the provision that offenders whi
commit crimes on Geneva territory mua
be Judged by Geneva tribunals. It Is no
believed that extradition will bo dematxlei
nnd It It is It will bo refused.
Lucchesl's fate Is sure. He will bo confined -
fined for llfo at St. Antolno crlson i :
Geneva. He will work at sbocmaklng ever ;
day of his life except Sundays. Ho wll
never be permitted to speak aword to any
body except to the prison guards. It la i
miserable existence and the only other llf <
prisoner In the Geneva prisons , a patricide
Is said to bo rapidly giving away under tin
terrible strain. It will bo particularly ban
upon Lucchesl , who lovcu above all thlngi
to talk.
It Is not probable Lucchcsl's trial wll
take place before November 1. Meanwhll
Interrogation commissions have been eet >
to Parma nnd Naples to take the testlmon ;
of persona acquainted with his carlle
dajs. Among the many arrests made enl ;
that of Galduecl Is regarded as Important
This man shared n room with Lucches
at Lausanne and Is kmwn to have bcei
In constant communication with him fo
several yooks prior to the crime.
BUFFALO BILL IS VERY ILL
Colonel Cody IH DOUII Mltk tin
T > nhnld Fe\er nt ICiin-
nan City.
KANSAS CITY , Sept. 22. ( Special Tolo
gram. ) Colonel William F , Cody ( Buffali
Bill ) was taken very III here today and lati
tonight was removed from his private rate
to St Joseph's hospital. Ho Is surTerlm
from typhoid fever nnd his physician sayi
his condition is serious. He rode In boll
performances of his Wild West show today
although ho has been ailing for ten da > n.
OHIOWA MAN IS MISSING
Axed John Illekej While Traveling
to Oklahoma Similarly DU-
appearx In SI , .loneili. |
ST. JOSEPH. Mo. , Sept. 22 John Hlckey
aged 63 , enrouto from Ohlowa , Neb. , to Mtd
ford , Okl. , has mysteriously disappeared Ii
this city. His daughter , Mr. Maggie Brown
was traveling with him. Foul play Is BUB
peeled.
One More Tune of I'ever.
JACKSON , Miss. , Sept. 22. The Board o
Health officials announced this mornlni
that ono case of yellow fovcr had nppeare <
In the detention camp , located ut the eli
Mary Holmes college , about two mllei
northwest of the city Tbo patient Is a whlti
woman named Clara Ilccse , who lived JUH
across the street from the building when
the man KlU-ore died She has been Isolate !
and under close surveillance for forty-elgb
hours nnd the case In diagnosed us a vcr ;
mild one.
The detention ramp now contains thlrt ;
people who hive been exposed and Is mir
rounded by vlx guards. The cordon wa
doubled Immediately after the announce
ment of the cabe and there la llttlii dangc
of a spread.
DIE OF STARVATION
Mortality in Havana Heavy on Account of
Lack of Food ,
BLANCO DRIVES AWAY SUPPLY TRANSPORT
Emulates Woyler in Efforts to Kill Off
the Population ,
WOMEN AND CHILDREN BEG IN THE STREETS
Twenty to Thirty Persons a Day DJo from
Lack of Peed ,
SAME CONDITIONS ALL OVER THE ISLAND
Denlnrnhle ItenuK * of the Mlnlnken
1'olley Piirnneil by the < Jo\ .
crnor General ami 11U
FoolUh AUilNcr * .
( Copyright , 1SDS , by Press Publishing Co. )
HAVANA , Sept. 1 ! ) . ( Correspondence-
New York WorM Cablegram Special Tele
gram. ) Blanco nnd his foolish advisers luvo
at last succeeded In driving away the Amer
ican transport Comal , which with 1m 2,000
tons of food sent by the United States gov
ernment , was the last lingering hope of the
poor , who arc clamoring for food Just ns
loudly as they wcro during the blockade.
Thousands ot women nnd children beg In the
afreets and surround the soup house , where
there Is no food for them.
At "Las Fosas , " where relief Is supposed
to bo given , the food there Is not enough
for the COO men , women nnd children who
are there to bo fed nnd treated for the dis
eases originating In starvation. Prom
twenty Co thirty persons die every day ns
a result of Buffering for food. Civil Gov
ernor Do Castle has ordered the sick women
nt "Las Fosas" transferred to Paula , and
the sick men to IVjIna , Mercedes hospitals.
Ho was compelled to give his personal guar
antee for payment for their treatment. Ad
the other hospitals , civil and military , there
nro n great many sick , and In fact , all ot
the hospitals are overcrowded. Havana Is
divided Into twenty districts named "Bnr-
rlos. " In each of thrso was a free kitchen
for the dally distribution of rations to the
poor , but during the last week the kitchens
at liofon , Atarer , San Lnzaro , Monsenat'o
and Jesus Maria have been closed because
provisions wcro exhausted. During the com
ing week the fourteen remaining kitchens
are expected to bo closed.
Conditions similar to those In Havana
prevail all over the Island. At Gulncs ,
where there are 6,000 Inhabitants surviving
out of a former 14,000 , forty-five die every
day. At Jaruco , Aquceate , Balnoa and other
small towns bctvvccn Havana and Matanzai
the misery Is terrible.
Deportation of Simiilnril * .
The results ot the. first week ot negotia
tions for the withdrawal of the Spanish sol
diers from Cuba have caused the American
commlBulonors a good dctl of BUI prise on Ac
count of the progress made. Instead of be
ing obstructed by the Spaniards they hnvo
been aided. Without a protest the Spanish
commissioners have agreed to the levUed
draft of the first article of ngrecmcnt--that
piovldlng for the withdrawal of the SpnnMi
military forces. The second provision , which
fixes the date and provides the method ot
transportation of the Spanish , la now under
discussion by the "ofllclnl vote" process. By
the terms of the American vote all Spanish
troops In the Island are to bo mobilized hero
and deported In Spanish ships supplied by
the Spanish government.
Accoi ding to the statement prepared by the
military nuthorltlcH for the Informntlon of
the Spanish commissioner there nro 117,400
troops to bo deported and 8,200 volurteeis
who will remain In the Island. There Is un
derstood to bo a controversy between the
commissioners over the question of transpor
tation. The Spanish commissioners are pro
ceeding on the assumption that the United
States will defray the expense of deportation ,
but It Is said that the United States govun-
mcnt will Insist that the burden bo borne by
Spain , ns was provided In the preliminary
council.
The second article will bo ready for sub
mission to both Washington and Madrll by
the middle of next week. Then the question
of the Introduction of an American military
force will bo taken up. The Spanish gove-iii-
ment will ask a pledge from the American
government to protect the heavily mortgaged
property which It will leave behind. The
question of protecting this property will enter -
tor Intottho proceedings of the Paris confer
ence. German and French houses which
have advanced money on the property of
Spain In Cuba valued nt $7,000,000 or $8,000.-
000 will demand full protection of pioperty
rights for the purpose of perpetuating the
Interest of the Spanish government In the
Island.
CiihiuiM More Their Arum.
Two-thirds of the Cubans who fought for
Independence have stored their arms
where they can get them easily , howevrr ,
In case of future trouble. General Gomez
has his place on Ihe estate Narclsa , In
Taguajay. President Masse of the proTl-
slonol republic Is 111. Ho returned recently
to his estate at Lu Kuperauza , In the prov
ince of Puerto Principe. Preparations nra
being made for the elections recently or
dered by President Masse to select a gov
ernment for the Island , which he hopes will
servo as a nucleus for that to which the
American * nro to turn over the control of
Cuba. The elections will be held October
12 , 13 and 14 at Camaguoy.
Iho alleged determination of the Madrid
government to try a number ot Its naval
and military loaders by court-martial because -
cause of their conduct in the war la caus
ing a good deal of dissatisfaction here.
With scarcely nn exception , every army nnd
navy onicer In Cuba stands by both Tornl
and Cervera nnd blames the Sagasta min
istry for the failure of the war. The naval
ofllcers attached to the "fleet of Spanish
gunboats In Havana harbor have decided to
resign In a body If Cervera In court-mar
tialed and they will Join with the military
leaders to overturn the Sagasta ministry.
A lieutenant colonel In the Spanish army
said today that the nrmy had a lint of nlnn
men now In power whoso political heads
must fall. The name of Sagasta Is at the
top of the list.
Illnnco ItelenMCM I'rlNriner * .
General Blanco , following out his plan to
deprive the American government of the
credit of releasing prisoners confined In
the prisons for political offenses , has al
ready net at liberty a number of men who
declared themselves to bo citizens of the
United States nnd therefore entitled to itu
protection. There la not a single Ameri
can In n Havana Jail , charged with a po
litical crime , Six men , who arc undoubt
edly American citizens , nre confined In
Cabanas prison , back of the Morro , wheru
all foreign prisoners and particularly those
who plot against the government , are sent.
They are not politic * ' nri onera , but &ro