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ESTABLISHED JUKE 10 , 1871. OMAHA , SATURDAY MORNING , l5SvEMBETl 5 , 1898 TWELVE PAGES. SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS.
SHIP CROATAN LOST
Vessel Oatches lire and Sinks Off Gape
Charles Tuesday Afternoon ,
FIVE PERSONS GO DOWN IN THE WRECK
Twenty-Two Ont of Twenty-Seven Pissen-
gen and Grew Escape ,
EXPLOSIONS FOLLOW FIRE IN THE CARGO
Clyde Line Steamer Bound from New York
ALL HANDS HAD TO JUMP OVERBOARD
Snrvlrom Are IMoUcil Uji In an Ex-
h minted Condition 1 - the FUhlnB
Scliooncr Clnrk , Whoac Cnptnln
Save * Twelve
VINEYARD HAVEN , Mass. , Nov. 4. A
disaster at B a , fortunately with a small loss
of life nvo people lu all was made known
today by the landing here of twenty-two
people who escaped from the burning
Fteamer Croatan of the Clyde line , bound
from New York for Wilmington , N. C. The
file occurred on November 1 about eighteen
miles north of Cape Charles and about 126
inllcft from New York , from which the
steamer sailed Monday with a general cargo
and eight passengers.
At 3 o'clock In the afternoon the burned
hull of the blc freighter sank beneath the
waves. Of the twenty-seven people on the
boat twenty-two have survived. These pas-
nongers were landed at thin port this after
noon by the schooner Alice Clark of Port
land , Mo. , which was In the vicinity of the
Croatan at the tlrao It was burning. The
Croatan's list of drowned Is as follows :
M'CAnTHY. second assistant engineer ,
of Nova Scotia.
JAMES CURTIS , steward , of Jersey City.
1TRANK , ollor ; last name unknown.
MRS. JAMES CURTIS , wife of steward.
JENNIE WILLARD , colored , of Wilming
ton.The Croatan was but twenty hours from
'Now ' York , on Its way to Wilmington , and
'going at a good rate of speed , with n smooth
tea and calm weather , when at 3 p. m. a
fireman came hurriedly on deck and reported
that the ship was on lire. A general alarm
was Immediately given and an effort was
made to lower the boats , but the flro npread
with such rapidity that all efforts to roach
them were unavailing because of the llames.
Jn less than ten minutes after the flro was
reported the ship was completely enveloped
Jn names from stem to Btcrn. Shortly after
the flro was discovered an explosion took
place in the cargo , which blew off the after
, * , All Hnndii Jump Orcrbonnl.
A second explosion1 followed a few minutes
later and ! $ o ship was then a mass of
'flamel. ' il was tit this tme ( that Captain
Hale , Boeing that.to remain on the vessel
meant euro death , gave orders for all hands
io Jump overboard and saV themselves as
best ithey could. The caplaln was tbo last
raau to leave the Bhlp , remaining on deck
with hla first officer until they were com
pletely enveloped in flames and the vessel
bad commenced to sink.
There seemed to bo no panic on board
and men and women , after lashing on their
Jlfo preservers , calmly leaped Into the
water , knowing that their chances of escape
were much more certain than if they re
mained on board the burning ship. Some
of the passengers had their faces scorched
and many had their clothing on flro when
they leaped Into the sea. The captain anil
first olllcer succeeded In securing a yawl
boat , which had been damaged In lowering ,
and by hard work rescued eight persons
from the water.
The burning ship was sighted by the four-
masted BChooner Alice Clark of Portland
Captain Clark , from Norfolk for Portland
which lay about six mllca off , and Its cap
tain sent a boat and crew to aid tn the work
of rcsclie. They succeeded In rescuing
twelve persons , many of whom had been' an
hour or more In the water and had become
No explosives were known to bo amonr
4ho Croarun's cargo and the origin of the
Uro Is a mystery to officers and crow.
THOUSAND MEN ARE SICK
Ilullctln on Health Condition * nt Snn-
tlime CJIvm Urnth of 1'rlvatc
Si-yiuonr SJccle of KnnnuM.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 4 , The following
bulletin of the health conditions of the
troops at Santiago was received tonight by
the War deportment from General Wood :
Total sick. 1,113 ; fever cases , all kinds
613. Deaths Private Seymour Steole. Com
pany F , Twenty-third Kansas. November 3
pernicious malarial fever ; Private Danle
O'ConnHI. Company D , Second United State
Volunteer Infantry , November 2 , typhoid
fever ; Private Joseph G. Alexander. Com
pany I , Fifth United States Volunteer in
Tantry. November 3. chronic dysentery
Michael Sullivan , civilian , November S
IMIIQI'AHIM ! TI1U OA.MI'S AT HAVANA
I.nrKruinlnr of LnliarrrN Arc Km
ployed on tlio Work.
NEW YORK , Nov. 4. A dispatch to th
Herald from Havana says : Chief Quarter
master Williams does not expect any troop '
until December 1. The organization for I
\iork on the site selected nt Guanabacoa Is
nearly completed. It Is expected that 200 '
carpenters will be obtained locally. Others
will be brought from Key West. Four
hundred altogether will be employed on the
works. The landing at Playa Mariano la
being hurriedly pushed forward. Sixty-nine
Cubans arc employed , mostly from Menocal's
camp In the vicinity. They are paid $1.90
In Spanish silver dally. On the first pay
day only three of the number could sign
their names. The American officials com
plain of their uselessness In work. They
Bay that one American laborer Is worth five
Cubans. They fear the delay of thu work
and the heavy expense of this class of labor.
Engineer von Leer , In charge of the con-
( itructlon of the camps and waterworks , will
build a reservoir , drawing a supply fiom
n largo number of local springs. The loca
tion of the camps is highly approved. Ex-
parts here say It Is the healthiest spot In
the vicinity of Havana ,
'Wheeler fit > tn tin Ovation.
MOBILE. Ala. . Nov. 4 , General Joe
M'hevler and staff , consisting of Captain J.
K. Thompson. Major H. S. Turrell nd Mijor
Charles E. Penny , arrived from HunUvlllo
today and were met by a committee. The
party Joined the Mobile & Ohio qmclals.
mayor and local military officers on a private
car to ClU-onelle , where General Wheeler
( ll ! Inipect the proposed site of the army
Atnltarlum. Tbo Drosrcds of the central
hrough the streets was a continuous oration.
From the car he made a short address. The
purport of the address was the future of
Alabama nod southern states In commercial
elation with the territory which the United
States has acquired "by force of clrcum-
tanccs. " The general holds a public recep-
lon tonight and will be tendered a banquet.
TROOPS TO OCCUPY CUBA
I.nto AUvlern from I'uerto I'rlnclpc
Snr It Will Ho Dr.lrnl.lc to llnvc
Solillrrn lij" fovpiiiliiT 15.
WASHINGTON , Nov. . Advices from the
uban military commission today are to the
effect that the Spanish evacuation of Puerto
Mnclpo will take place earlier than the
23rd , and that It will be desirable to send
ho troops , designated In the order Issued
oday , as early ns the 15th. The trans-
> ort Chester , which will carry a regiment ,
irobably will sail from Savannah on the
8th , with the Fifteenth Infantry , which Is
o go to the town of Puerto Principe. The
Eighth cavalry and the Third Georgia will
ollow soon afterward.
A general order was Issued today desjg-
natlng the troops for occupation In Cuba.
t Is as follows :
HEADQUARTERS OK THE ARMY , AD-
UTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE , WASHING-
PON , Nov. 4. The secretary of war directs
hot the following trcops be held in readi
ness to proceed to the Island of Cuba and to
occupy the stations herein designated , the
movement to take place from time to time
under Instructions to be communicated here
First Army corps , headquarters at Clen-
First division , headquarters and one regi
ment of Infantry at Santa Clara.
Two regiments of Infantry and the Sev-
nth United States cavalry at Clcnfuego ? .
Second brigade , headquarters and two
regiments of infantry at Trinidad.
One regiment of infantry at Sanctl
Third brigade , headquarters and one regi
ment of Infantry at Sagua la Grande.
Ono regiment of Infantry at Placetaa and
ono regiment of Infantry distributed between
temedlos and Calbarlen.
Second dlvlHon , headquarters at Matanzas.
First and Third brigades and the Tenth
United State * cavalry at Mutanzas.
Second brigade nt Cardenas.
Second Army corps , headquarters at
First and Second divisions at Havana.
Third division , headquarters at Mariol.
First brigade , headquarters and ono regi
ment of infantry at Plnar del Rio.
Ono regiment of Infantry at Mnrlel.
Ono regiment of Infantry nt Guanajay.
Second brigade , headquarters and ono regi
ment of infantry at Nuevltas.
Ono regiment of Infantry at Puerto Prin
Six troops of the Eighth United States
cavalry at Puerto Principe.
Six troops of the Eighth United States
cavalry at Nuevltas.
Seventh Army corps , headquarters at
First and Second divisions nt Havana.
Second and Sixth United States cavalry at
The Second regiment of United Stated
artillery will bo * assigned to the Seventh
corps prior to departure from the United
States. The batteries will retain their prcs-
nt stations until notified to prepare for em-
barkaatlon for Havana. Four lleht bat-
orle ? , to bo hereafter designated , will be as-
elgned as follows :
Two to the garrison of Havana and two to
The Secbnd , Sixth and Tenth "United States
cavalry wll ! remain with the Fourth Army
corps until detached for embarkation.
Corps commanders are charged with the
preparation of their commands for these '
movements. The quartermaster general will !
muko timely arrangements for the transpor
tation , not only of the commands but the I
necessary Impediments. Hospitals will , as
far as possible , bo provided in advance of the
arrival of troops. Subsistence to moot the
needs of tbo above service will be full -ro-
vlded. By command of Major General Miles.
( Signed. ) H. c. CORBIN ,
No provision is made regarding the Fourth
corps now at HunUvllle under command
of General Wheeler , although In tlmo It
may bo sent to Cuba. The First corps is
under command of Major General James H.
Wilson , and the Seventh under General
Fltzhugh Lee. The Second corps Is under
the temporary command of General Young ,
but there is a possibility that when It
reaches Havana , General Wade , now on the
Cuban commission , will be assigned to com
Receiver for the NvIlKli Unit If. |
WASHINGTON. Nov. 4. ( Special Tele . i
gram. ) The comptroller of the currency has !
appointed Hank Examiner Whllmoro temporary -
orary receiver of the First National bank
of Nellgh , Neb.
The comptroller has Issued a certificate
authorizing the First National bank of Uuf- |
falo Center , la. , to begin business , with a
capital of $50,000. R. M. Jolce is president
and A. W. Wlndcn cashier.
Henry K. Mitchell has been appointed nn
additional letter carrier at Lincoln , Nob. ,
and Frank E. Dloomflcld and Hurt H. Ad
ams at Decorah , In.
Miss Carrie M. Hamlln , an Indian of Sen
eca. Mo. , has been appointed teacher In
the Pierre , S. D. , school at $ BOO per annum.
ClmiiK < * H In Pi
WASHINGTON. Nov. 4. ( Special Tele
gram. ) Miles D. Hocura has been ap
pointed postmaster at Twin Brooks , Grant
county , S. D.
Postofllcea discontinued South Dakota :
Gordon , Jerauld county , mall to Wesslngton
Springs. Wyoming. Corbett. Big Horn
county , mall to Cody.
NOT TO ENJOJMHIS FREEDOM
Man Ilclcnmcil From I'eiiltentlary
Immediately Arrenled to Stand
Trial on Other
KANSAS CITY , Nov. 4. A special to the
Star from Jefferson City , Mo. , says : James
H. Aldrich , who was sent to the penitentiary
hero In May , 1S97 , to serve a two years'
sentence for stealing $27,000 from the Kan-
sas City , Fort Scott & Memphis railway ,
whoso paymaster and cashier h < s was for
years , was released today , his term having
expired under the good-behavior rule. Ho
was immediately rearrested on a warrant
sworn out by the American Surety company ,
which had gone on his bond and was com
pelled to umko good bis shortage. Aldrlch'a
sentence Just served was pronounced on but
ono ot the three indictments found against
him on tbe sumo count Tbe surety com
pany will push the case against him on the
other two indictments. Aldrich took his nr-
reM. coolly. On his arrival in Kansas City ,
It Is said , ball will be furnished by wealthy
friends , who will also furnish money to
fight his case. Aldrich , who U 45 years of
age , was well and favorably known for
years both In club and business circles in
Kansas City , where ho has a wlfo and child.
ICiinmin Town Iliidly Sccirolied.
M'PHERSON , Kan. , Nov. 4. In Little
River , twenty miles west of here , fire de
stroyed every building on the west side of
Main street , Including eighteen houses and
a hotel. The cost side of the street wa >
only saved by hard work. Loss. $18,000 ;
liidorm * .Mclvlnlcy'n Di-manclx.
MONTPELIER. Vt , . Nov. 4. Both
branches of tbe legislature passed u joint
resolution here today approving President
McKlnley'g demand * for tba retention of
SPAIN REFUSES TO GIVE UP
Reply to American Dfmand Based on Ita
Interpretation of Protocol.
ONLY ANOTHER PLAY TO GAIN TIME
American Cnmmlxnlonrrn Confident of
neliiK Alilr to IlcniolUh Spanish
Contention No Hint of IlrenU-
OII .Negotiation * .
( CopyrlRht , 1S9S , by Press Publishing : Co. )
PARIS , Nov. 4. ( New York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram. ) The proceed
ings of the Peace commission are pursuing
a perfectly normal course. Tbo Spanish
commissioners presented at today's session
a lengthy reply to the American proposal
[ espectltiK the Philippines , which only
touches Incidentally on questions of debt ,
but Is an elaborate legal argument In support -
port i of the Spanish contention that the protocol -
tocol states no claim for a demand of the
cession of the Islands. The Spanish commlsi
sioners' rely also on the alleged fact that ttis
United States , through Jule Cambon , de
manded only the evacuation of Manila and
Its occupation until the signature of a peace
treaty , to which Due Almodovar assented In
a dispatch to Cambon , stating Spain , agreed
to these conditions , reserving entirely Its
rights to sovereignty over the archipelago ,
thereby showing It did not understand the
word "disposition" In article 3 of the pro
tocol to Imply the possibility of the United
States asking for the cession ot Spain's
The Introduction of these dispatches by
the Spanish created surprise' among the
American commission as not only being
contrary to usage , but proving how closely
the French government Is Identifying itself
with the Spanish cause , for the consent of
the French foreign ofllce must have been
obtained before the Spanish commissioners
were allowed to utilize these dispatches.
The Spanish reply also set forth the United
Statrn Is bound to adhere to the letter ot
the protocol aa closely In relation to Manila
as In Cubj , where the lines ot the protocol
were rigidly observed. Spain finally demands -
mands Indemnity from the United States
for having disposed of money in the public
treasury at Manila , for having seized cus
toms receipts and detained the Spanish garrison
risen , so preventing It from overcoming the
insurgents , all of which It Is asserted took
place after the suspension of hostilities.
On the Philippine debt proposal sub
mitted by the American commission at the ,
last meeting Spain replies : "It Is quite Ira-
possible to permit any foreign state to enter
Into such Investigation of the private finan
cial transactions of Spain as would be In
volved by complying with the American de
mand to differentiate between objects for
which the debt was expended. "
The ingenuity and audacity of the Span
ish reply is fully appreciated by the American
ican commissioners , but It can be disposed
of with little difficulty. The prolixity with
which the Spanish argument is presented
Is apparent when it is stated Its perusal
occupied ninety-five minutes in reply to the '
United States proposal , which only took :
thrco minutes to read , i can state the '
opinion of tha American commlssltm is ttUil
the Spanish reply meaiu nothing more than 1
the characteristic Spanish Indisposition to 1
come to terms until driven Into a corner , as 1
on tha Cuban debt question. There is nothing -
ing whatever In the action of the Spanish i
commissioners to Indicate any desire to
terminate the negotiations and though i
these may be more prolonged than at first t
anticipated , there are no symptoms of a pos
sible rupture. The commission adjourned l
until Tuesday , when the American reply
will bo delivered.
ON THE FASJJODA QUESTION
Premier Snllnlmry Snyn France In
AVlNe In Ilcrlillnir to Ret Ont
LONDON , Nov. 4. The banquet given to
General Kitchener nt the Mansion housu to
night was an exceptionally brilliant affair.
A trophy of British and Egyptian flags entwined !
twined had been arranged above 'tho ' lord !
mayor's seat. The guests Included the duke
of Cambridge , the marquis of Salisbury and [
other cabinet ministers , Lord Roberts of [
Kandahar , Lord Strathcona and Mount ;
Royal , Sir William Vernon Harcourt , Lord I
Rosebery , Lord Wolseley , the commander In i
chief of the British forces ; Lord Russell I
of Klllov.-en , the lord chief Justice of Eng
land ; Lord Curzon of Kedlcston , the newly
appointed viceroy of Inflla ; Sir Joseph Lls-
ttcr , president of the Royal society ; the duke
of Marlborough , Henry White , the United I
States charge d'affaires ; Baron Rothschild ,
Judge Lambert Tree , formerly United States
minister to Russia , and others of the high
est rank In the British empire. In all there
were about 330 guest present.
The lord mayor received his guests In
the grand salon. General Kitchener was ot-
Mred In the uniform of a major general of
the British army , with the ribbon of the
Osmanleh order. He was greeted with tre
mendous cheering from the assembled guests.
After the loving cup had been circulated
the lord mayor toasted the queen , the prince
and princess of Wales and the royal family ,
to which the duke of Cambridge responded.
Lord Rosebery toasted the army and navy ,
paying a glowing tribute to Lord Kitchener
and his gallant comrades and to Lord
Cromer and 'the Egyptians and Soudanese
Admiral Sir Newell Salmon , first and prin
cipal aide-de-camp to the queen , responded
for the navy and the secretary of state for
war. Lord Lansdowne , for the army.
The assembly greeted the rising of the
marquis of Salisbury to toast the sirdar with
nervous alienee , as it hod been whispered
that he had an Important and grave state
ment to make. Hh statement was Impor
tant , but It was pacific , as ho announced a
settlement of the chief difficulty with
France The premier said In part :
No ono can wonder at the vast enthusiasm
by which tbe caret r of this great soldier has
been received , especially when wo consider
the strange dramatic Interest of the circum
stances and conditions amid which his
laurels were won by the sirdar. Besides be
ing a splendid soldier he Is ulno a splendid
The sirdar has recently expressed the hope
that the difficulties arising from the pres
ence ot Major Marchand may be within the
power of diplomacy to adjust. I am glad to
say that up to a certain point he has proved
n true prophet.
This afternoon I received from the French
ambassador the Information that the French
government has como to the conclusion that
the occupation of Fashoda Is of no sort of
value ( prolonged laughter and cheiirn )
and that they thought , in the circumstances ,
that to persist In an occupation which would
only cost them money and do barm merely
because some bad advisers thought It might
be disagreeable to an unwelcome neighbor-
would not show the wisdom with which , as
I think , the French republic has been uni
They have done what I believe every gov
ernment would have done In the eamo posi
tion resolved that the occupation must
cease. ( Cheers. ) I must not be understood
as saying that all causes of controversy are
removed. Doubtless there will be many dls-
evasions between us , but a somewhat arnte
and bomewhat dangerous cause of differences
has befn removed
General Kitchenerhoe recly was mod
est , gave unstinted prAlser to the British ,
Egyptian and Soudanese-'troops. The sirdar
said he would Indeed '
hnvty'bcen an Incapa-
able leader If he had failed of victory with
such soldiers. He gave some details as to
the experlenco of the expedition , dwelling
with pride upon its cheapness and , In sum
ming up "the s 3ts thaljjjremaln , " referred
to " 600 miles ot railway , gunboats , a flotilla
ot tailing craft and. " after a pause , "the
Soudan. " ( Laughter and applause. )
A striking feature of the occasion was
the presence of a number' of young officers
ot the guards , life guards and twenty first
Lancers who had semdtVlth the sirdar.
Several of them were tramded and walked
with crutches or with th lr arms In slings.
DECIDE "TO GIVEffP FASHODA
Scinl-oniclnl Xotelttmed In rat-In
Mlnlntry Will EirMnln UN Mo
tived In the j mmhcr.
PAR19 , Nov. 4. A ' icffli-omdal note
Issued this evening says ( tie government has
resolved i not to retain l + fa Marcband mis
sion i at Fashoda , addingjithat this decision
was arrived at by the cabinet after an ex
haustive i examination of jjitjw question. The
government i , replying to : a'qjnterpellatlon to
be s'Vi'i In the Chamberpot Deputies , will
avail itself ot the opportunity to explain th
motives for this resolutldgi
French Premier AfllriMB .Supremacy of
Civil Over Mllltffty 1'onrer.
PARIS , Nov. 4. The Chamber of Deputies
reopened today with a cwowded assembly , ] |
after its adjournment ori , ' October 23 , the I '
date of the fall of the cabinet presided oter
by M. Brlsson. Amid gr eat animation the
new premier , M. Dupuy , read the ministerial
declaration. Ho began 'by declaring the
cabinet fully recognized tlje difficulties and
responsibilities of the task undertaken and i
affirmed the supremacy of civil power as the
fundamental principle of a republican state
and expressed confidence In the army , which ,
he added , would faithfully rcspoct the laws
of the republic.
The premier said further : "In the opin
ions of Individuals , tills "in the only safe
means of calming the public mind , dis
turbed I by an affair which cannot much
longer 1 cause anxiety to the republic. Other
j questions i call for the attention and vlgl-
lance 1 ot a great people , the permanent In
terests of the nation at _ home and abroad ,
Its greatness aud prosp'eritywill be the
predominating object of our cares and
duties. " I '
M. Dupuy then emphasized the Imperative
necessity of fulfilling tho'obligations of the
| . exposition ' of 1900 , and continued : "France
1 must ' neglect nothing to maintain the posl- | I
tlon she has won by herMoyalty , strength |
; and love of peace. She rouet devote herself i
; ' to strengthening this position , which was i
consecrated before the whole world by a j
precious alliance. The government's for
eign policy will be Inspired by the clear ! ,
Interests of the country and care will be
taken that our efforts are only proportionate
to the value of the object at stake. "
, In conclusion the premier said that the
ministry would rely upon the support of a
purely republican majority and he expressed
the hope that it would give effect to the
continuous policy of progress and reform.
After the budget Tras y&yj , the premier
said the chamber wul < yasked o deal
with \/luutiu.'AtjXiurwTlai-udIflc \ ) ! ( '
bills to foster agriculture. The ministerial
declaration was applauded lu both the Cham-
her of Deputies and the Senate. In the
Chamber of Deputies , M. Mlrman , socialist ,
opened a discussion upon the general 'policy
of the government. He complained of the
reactionary tendency In the army and 1n the
dismissal of pro-Dreyfus university profes-
sors. M. Dupuy replied that the govern-
mcnt did not Intend to Introduce new laws ,
as these already existing sufficed to guar
antee order and protect the army. As to the
Drefus case , the premier added that light
would be thrown on it the day the court
returns Its decision , which will be enforced
by the government. The declaration was ,
Continuing , M. Dupuy said : "Wo do not' I ' '
leave the national army a butt to the cam
paign of Insult waged against It It wo place '
It above tbo blind polemics which futllely
I ' seek to throw unjust responsibilities upon 1
| I It. The army IB still more entitled to the 1 ,
i solicitude and protection of the public powi ! i
crs since It can only work us equally for the 1
| | , security of the country In quietude and si- | i
lence. It is equally necessary that calmness 1
attend the work ot Justice and respeot ot our' '
, duty is to insure the execution ot its de-
clslons whatever they may be. "
The minister of finance , M. Peytrnl , Intro
duced the budget , and M. Delcasse , the min
ister of foreign affairs , replying to demands
for the discussion of the Fashoda question ,
said ho was unable to fix a date for It , in
. view of the Interests he had to safeguard ,
f but he added he hoped to arrange an early
date for its discussion.
The minister of justice , M. Lebret , reply
ing to a motion providing that all revision
cases be submitted to the whole court of' '
cassation. Instead of to particular depart-1 \
monts , said It was Impossible to alter the
procedure already started In tbe Dreyfua
OCCUPY CRETAN FORTRESSES
Troopn of the Powers Take the I'lum-s
Vncntcd by the Itctlrlnir
CANEA , Crete. Nov. 4. The Inter
national troops occupied the fortress at 5
o'clock thu morning.
Later th Turkish governor banded the
foreign admirals a dispatch from the Turk
ish government , Instructing him to retain
the remaining Turkish contingents , pendIng -
Ing tbe result of negotiations for tbe main
tenance of garrisons In Crete to represent
Ilcrnhnrilt Going to India.
( Copyright , 1S9S , by Press Publishing Co. )
LONDON , Nov. 4. ( Now York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram. ) The
Dally Telegraph's Paris correspond
ent confirms the report that Sarah
Bernhardt Intends to go to India , there to
perform for the benefit of the rajahs and
also to do some tiger hunting. The actress
is going In a yacht chartered by herself
and commanded by Pierre Lotl , alias M.
Vlaud , late of the French navy , whoso
dramatic work Judith Renaudln produced
the other night at the Renaissance.
Airnlnnldo linn u Illvnl.
MANILA , Nov. 4. U la reported hero that
the priests are Instigating a faction to sup
port Artachlo , a bitter opponent of Agul-
ualdo. The Increasing dissensions among
the insurgents are diminishing the proba
bility of the latter opposing the Americans ,
Movement * of Oeenn Vemielfiov. . -I.
At Liverpool Arrived Scotia , from Phila
At Rotterdam Sailed Statendam. for New
At Southampton Sailed Fuerst BIB'
nwrck , for New York.
At New York Sailed Polarla. for Hanv
burg. Arrived Cymric , from Liverpool.
Campania , from Liverpool ; Kunm , from Am <
At Naples Sailetl Aller. for New York.
At Copenhagen Arrived Thlngvalla. from
At Queenstown Arrived Lucanlo. trout
Now York for LtvamooL
HOT SHOTS AT FCSIONISTS
Secretary Meiklejcbn Demoralizes the Knnls
of the Political Enemy.
ADDRESSES A BIG CROWD AT PLATTSMOUTH
the iHKiien of the Dny and
.SlKMtn Up the Fitllnelea of 1'op-
ourntlu Cliilmn Set Forth
In the Campaign.
PLATTSMOUTH , Neb. , Nov. 4. ( Spcclnl
Telegram. ) If the state central committees
of the fusion party could have stepped Into
White's opera house In this city tonight
they would have been frightened Into hys
terics at the great outpouring of Cass suf
fragists. They came from all walks of life
and manifested the deepest Interest In the
assistant secretary of war , George D.
Meiklcjohn , and his mauterly address. The
audience was composed of members of all
parties anil they had no hesitancy In show-
Ing I their approval of the patriotic utter-
nnccs of the distinguished speaker. Old ,
settlers who have attended political meetj
Ings here for years say the attendance was
the largest they ever saw.
Early In the evening the Bohemian band ,
an excellent musical organization , called nt
the ' Hotel Illley nml serenaded the socrex
tarj' ' , who was Intsy meeting old acquaint-
nnccs whom ho had not been for years. '
When he and his escort reached the opera
house ' they found It filled and many persons
who were unable to secure seats or com
fortable f standing room were going away.
Mayor I P. > M. Ultchey acted as chairman.
He 1 Introduced Ernest Pollard , candidate for
representative , who made a brief but strong
plea for the support of Judge Hayward for
When Mr. IMclklejohn was Introduced th
audience gave him a royal welcome. Ha
entered Immediately Into the discussion of
those subjects which are demanding the at
tention of the voters' of today. He sal.l he
believed that the man who misrepresented
facts should be punished. So should the
organization which Is a party to that mis |
representation. The fuslonlsts of two years i
ago had prophesied dire evils If the repub
lican party were placed In power. They attacked
tacked ! the supreme court of this country
'because ' It declared the Income tax law un-
constitutional. They raid the law of In
junction was an Instrument of the devil ,
manufactured ' for the purpose of depressing
American citizenship. They went out be
fore ' the people with a cavalcade headed by
sixteen ' white horses and one yellow. They
are looking again for that cavalcade , but It
has ' yet not come In sight.
Mr. Melklejohu said every city In the daya
of < 1S98 Illustrated the hard times. First
skilled ' labor suffered and then unskilled
labor felt the Iron grip of the stringent
forces. Those great arteries of trafllc , the
railroads , did not escape. They were forced
to cut down expenses. When the Income
does not equal the expenditures an employer !
sets about to lessen the expenditures , so
the machinist was called from his bench ,
the engineer and fireman from their cab.
TJrougboutjLhU ? country GO per cent of" the
raliro'ad'men we"re "th > Wn " 6ufiJr eMploy-
ment. On July 27 , when the Dinglcy bill
went into effect , the machinist was sum
moned 'back ' to his lathe , the engineer and
conductor to their train. Six million men
were given employment , where only 3,000,000
had been working before. He thought this
was abundant evidence that It Is time to
rlso above partisan Influence and cast a
ballot on business principles.
MulCluley'H lloiid Sale.
In the course of his remarks Mr. Melkle-
john made a comparison of the sale of bonds
under 'the two administrations. When the
Cleveland leaders had $202,000,000 worth of
bonds to dispose of , they sent to New York
for bids. A syndicate of ten men wt.it
down to Washington and purchased them ,
making a clean $1,000.000. How different It
was under William MeKlnley. While the
treasury was depleted under his predeces-
sor's reign , the people , too , were In hard
straits. When it was found necessary to
iell $200,000,000 In bonds , Mr. McKlnloy sent
for Secretary of the Treasury Gage and said :
"When the dies are made for these bonds
see that the de-nominations shall not exceed
$500 and none be less than $20. Then ho
asked the American people how many of
the bonds they w'anted. Less than two
years before capital was frightened and
those who were so fortunate ns to have
money were afraid to Invest It. How was it
now ? Bids were received directly from iho
people for seven times the amount to bo
sold. The largo bids received no attention.
No purchaser was allowed no moro than
$4,180 worth of bonds. So these securities
were Issued to 323,000 people. A few days
later they wore quoted at $1.03 In New York.
This money found Its way Into the pockets
of the people , hibtead of the cotters of the
Another act of the president's was referred
to In the collection of the Union Poc'Dc ' debt.
The tuslonlsts have argued for years that
the $50,000,000 loaned to the Union Pacific
road was lost. When the reorganization
committee mot In New York City It was de
cided to offer less than $7,000,000 of the aggregate -
gregato principal and Interest. President
McKlnloy most emphatically refused to PC-
cept It and a few daya later every dollar of
the entire Indobtednss had been paid.
Mr. Melklejohn congratulated the people .
of Plattsraouth upon having such a strong ; |
company of soldiers In the Third regiment | j
They had responded nobly to the call and
shown their patriotism and love ot their
common country. They were doing their
duty as good soldiers.
WEYLER LOOTS THE TREASURY
SiihnrdltintcM Sent to I'rlNiin nn
Heni 'KontN lliitcher'N Cnreer III
riilllpnlncH Opened I'p.
SAN FRANCISCO , Nov. 4. A special to
the Chronicle from Manila ot September 2C
says : Direct evidence connecting General
Weyler of Cuban fame with the wholesale
looting of the Philippine treasury has been
unearthed In Biribld prison. Maxlmlano
HosaltK und Julian Reyes , sent to prison as
ucapegoats for official thieves , have been
liberated by order of Major General Otis ,
but deliverance came too late for a third
prisoner convicted of the name crime , for he
died In Ulllbld eight daya before the Amer
ican army entered tbo city. Captain Moffatt ,
superintendent of the prisons , began hU In-
vcotlgatton of the cases of the prisoners con
fined In Blllbld Resales and Rcye . They * I
declared that they were unjustly suffering I
for the crimca and begged that their cases .
bereopened. . They averred that Weyler and j j
Iil associates had looted the treasury of
$1,300,000 In Mexican silver and that they
had been accused of the crime and sent to
jail. Moffatt made a report of the matter
to General MacArthur , and an examination
of the books at the treasury was ordered. I
Tha Utter showed that during the Weyler
regime cveral Innuendo aums ot money had ,
bucn withdrawn and there was an unsatis u j
factory showing as to the disposi
tion ot It. Itotares v.-aa one ot the
nuihlert ) at the treanury and goes so far BE
, to declare tiuU Wcvler hlmcelf came to Ik *
CONDITION ( OF THE WEATHER
Forecast for Nebraska
Cloudy ! Colder ! Northwest Winds.
Hour. Urn : . Hour. DI-K.
5 a. in r * s i p , ni it i
n n , in r n u p. in ( it
7 n. in. . . . i fi.i : t p. 111 0:1 :
8 n. ill 5-1 4 | i. in. . . . . . < ! -
n n. in r.s n p. 111 111
10 1i 1 n. 111 at : it p. ni no
11 i n. 111 (1.1 ( 7 ii. ni SJ7
IS ill ISO 8 p , 111 r , < !
i ) p , in BB
treasury to aid In the crime , as he alleges.
It has been decided to make- full Investi
gation of the case.
MARCHAND ARRIVES AT CAIRO
Ho M flint ( 'nptnln llnrntlcr .Should
Hrturn to Fnnhmlu After THe-
tlir OflU'lnl Itrport.
CAIRO , Nov. 4. Captain naratlcr , bearing
confidential instructions from the French
government to Major Marchnnd. arrived
hero this afternoon In company with that
ofllcer , who went to meet him nt Ismalla ,
on the Suez canal.
It Is said in French circles that Major
Marchand. when he dispatched Captain Bar-
a tier from Fashoda , expected him to go to
Khartoum , telegraph his ( Marchand's ) re
port to Paris and return Immediately to
Fashoda. On hearing no news for a week
Major Marchand derided < to go to Cairo
himself and acquaint the French govern
ment with the situation. Now It Is understood -
stood ho will return to Fashoda and conduct
hla expedition to Jlbutll on the Gulf of
KILLED IN LONDON'S STREETS
Frrderlrlc II. Normmi of ICcoUiik , lu. ,
Ilnn Down In the Metropolis
Hotly Tnkrn liy Cnnnnl.
LONDON , Nov. 4. Frederick B. Norman
of Kcokuk , la. , wa run over and killed
last evening In Holborn. The body of the
deceased Is at the Kings College hospital
and nn Inquest will bo held on Monday ,
after which the United States consul gcn-
eral will bury the remains unless Mr. Nor-
man's friends arc heard from In the mean
M3.VVK JAFFA AMI .IRHUSALISM.
AIYnhlenenn of the Mmperor llcllBhtn
the Arnlt * .
JAFFA , Nov. 4. The emperor and empress -
press of Germany and their suites on board
the Imperial yacht Hohen/ollcrn started for
Beyrout at f > o'clock this aftcinoon.
JERUSALEM , Nov. 4. The emperor and
empress of Germany embarked on board a
train for Jaffa this morning amidst firing
of salute } from the guns of the fortress and
cheering of large crowds of people. Their
maJestlcH declared that they were greatly
pleased with their visit and shook hands
with the principal civil and military author
ities. Their majeotles have made themselves
most popular with all classes of people , the
affablenesa of the emperor being much re
marked. He took Arab babies In his arms
and MS. their frightened mothers that ho
vns the , fattier ot seven children and also
complimented , , thorn Upon the'hcalthtulncsu
' il theli- infants ; / ' ' n - . r-
rhl 11 Approve * Arbitration.
VALPARAISO , Nov. 1 The Chilian con
gress , today approved the protocol between
Chill ( and Argentina for the settlement of the
Puna j de Atacama dispute and in which Wil
liam ] L. Buchanan , United States minister to
Argintlna , will act ns final arbitrator. The
government | has ordered a suspension of the
WILL BE NO ASSESSMENT
I'lniix I'erfopteil for CoiiNollilntloii of
I.liiNcrd Oil C'oinpnii > 'n IiilrrcntN
All ( Her the Country.
CHICAGO , Nov. 4. The Tribune tomorrow -
row will say : It is now prartcially settled
that tbero will bo no a Bossment of the stock
holders of the National Linseed Oil com
pany. The deal for the reorganization of .
this concern on n sound basis will bo of- \ '
flclally announced some time next week ,
and the reorganization will bo connected ,
with one of the biggest consolidation deals I
of the year. Negotiations are In quiet I '
progress with nil the leading Independent
linseed mills of the country and present
Indications are that the participation of
enough of them In the deal to give the new
combination i control practically of the ontlro I
linseed oil Industry in the country will bo I
secured. j '
The capital stock of the reorganized
Linseed Oil company , with now plants to :
bo included , will amount to $17,500,000 pre- ,
ferrcd stock , with perhaps some common '
stock as a bonus. Of this amount , $7,500,000
will go to present stockholders. The under
writing of the remaining $10,000,000 Is to bo ,
assumed by strong financial Interests con- -
nccted with the Central Trust company. .
This sum will bo used In thepurch.ifio of the
additional pfants and In paying off floating
BIG BOILER GOES TO PIECES' 1 i '
Workmen Killed a nil Plnnt Wrecked I i
the Tent of New 1'lccca
OIL CITY , Pa. , Nov. 4. By the explosion
of a new boiler nt the Oil City Boiler works 1
today two men were killed , two fatally
injured and a dozen more slightly hurt , Th >
Fatally injured :
B. J. Gldders , both legs broken and injured ' )
Dennis McMahon , Injured Internally.
The others were bruised and cut by flying
debris , but none were seriously hurt. The
boiler was of 2,500-borso power and was
being tested when it exploded. The works
were damaged to the extent of $2,000. The
cause of the explosion was a defective gauge.
MONUMENT TO BLUE AND GRAY
Governor of ICentiicUy INHUPH n 1'roc-
Inmntlon CnllliiK' on All HocletleN
to Attend Unveiling.
FRANKFORT. Ky. , Nov. 4. Governor
Bradley Usued his proclamation tonight In
regard to a dedication of Kentucky's monument
ment to the union and confederate soldiers
of the civil war , which will be unveiled at
Chlckamauga November 23. The governor
will attend with his staff , composed of fifty !
prominent Kentuckians , and In his procla- ' 1 I
niatlon he calls on all societies In the state I i
to send uniformed representative bodies and '
earnestly Invites all Interested to attend.
Joe JelkerHOii In III.
NEW YORK. Nov. 4. Owing to the sud-
den and serious illness of Joseph Jefferson i ,
who has been playing In "Tbo Rivals" at
the Fifth Avenue theater , the audience WHS
ilhmlBscd tonight at ten mlnutcx part eight.
It wax not known until lust before the an
nouncement that thn veteran actor's Illness
wan more serious than a cold , but bin phy- ' i
sklans then concluded that nneumonln was
tntcatennl and It wa.v decided to clotie the
til pa tar until j
MESERVE'S BOSD BAD
Nonpartisan Committee from Pawnee County
Investigates and Reports.
MANY SURETIES PRACTICALLY INSOLVENT
Others Are Not Good for Anywhere Near the
Amount Signed For.
TWO NOT NOW RESIDENTS OF THE STATE
Express Eurprico the Situation Has Not
Induced Governor to Act.
EVIDENT COMBINE OF STATE OFFICIALS
Krpnrt l it Strnlili < for > vnri1 , Tlnnlnc * *
Doeumeiit I'rcpnroil liy direful
Dun I n run Men Sfon pnrllaun
, In Chnrnctrr.
LINCOLN' , Nov. 4. ( Special. ) State
Treasurer J Meservo has at last been taken a'
his ! wort ! nd a partial Investigation hm
j been made of the official bond under protcr-
tlon : of which hn Is holding ofllce. As reported
In The Ilco this morning a committee of tax
payers from I'awneo county came up hen1
last I evening lo look Into the records , and
also to Inquire Into the responsibility of the
principal bondsmen , who arc residents of
Lancaster county. The work of the com
nilttce was performed In a bublnesallko wa.v ,
and the report was so unanimous as to leave
no doubt about the condition of affairs In
quired Into by the committee. Although
J the state officials had notice that the com
mittee was here , they offered no cxplana
tion of the record. None of the tesldeu
hondf'mcn came forward during the day to
assert their financial responsibility.
The committee was as near non-partls.iu
as could be. One member was C. H. Nor
rle , rcpub/lcan. who has been In active busi
ness In the etato for over thlrty-flvo > ears
and who once represented 1'uwnoo county
In the state senate. Another was Captain
U. ] ' . Jennings , who held a commission un
der Stonewall Jackson In old Virginia and
who came to I'awueo county directly after
the | war. Ho was a rock-ribbed democrat
until i 1890 , when ho turned populist , and
has ] been the mainstay of the populist and
fusion i parties In his part of the county ovrr
since. i Ho Is a farmer , miller and storii
raiser. < The other member of the committee
was Frank Kovanda , Jr. , a young hardware
merchant of Table Rock and a member of
one of the most prominent and wealthy Do-
hemlnn families In the southeast part of
The report of the committee , so far as It
was able to find the liability of bondsmen ,
reads as follows :
Liability oil T o Ilondn.
LINCOLN. Neb. , Nov. 4 , 1SD8. Wo. tin
committee , the membership of which Is com
posed of citizens und taxpayers of I'awneo
county , Nebraska , anil .who ore delegated
oh lichnlf1'of .other ' cltlzentf of the said
county to Investigate so far na may bo the
vcluo at the bond given by State1Treasurer
Mefcrvo , do , upon making an examination
of the public records nt the state capital anil
at the Lancaster county court house , niako
the following report :
We find that the following named personrt
aru signers on the bond of J. S , Hartley
and also on that of J. 1) . .Mescrve , theli1
liability on each being set oppoalto their
Mescrve bond. Bartlcy bond.
N. S. llnrwood . $200tK $200,001) )
C. A. IJnnim . lo.noit so. on. )
Mary KltzKirnlcl . 150,000 r,0).OW
A. H. Clark . lOO.OOO IWHiTil
K. n. Urown . ino.ooo um.u.io
W. A. Fusion . 150,000 IWO.ftH
Totals . $790,000 Jl.350.0j )
In relation to this wo find that these per
sons when they signed the Mescrvu bond
had not been released from liability on the
Baitloy bond , \\hich wn8 n liability against
them of $1.350,000. Wo further flnd that the
following persons , residents of Lancaster
county , are sureties on the Meservo bond
A. M. Cr.twfonl. . . . J50.COO
J. W. Fullerton . 40.0M
Wo find that the said Harwood , Hanna ,
Clark , Fitzgerald and Drown signed both
the bonds us residents of Lancaster county
and each of them took oath that they worn
worth the amounts set opposite their tinmen
"over and above all liabilities and subject tn
sale und execution within this Btato. " An
examination of the record' ) develops the
fact that the aforesaid bondsmen are ns-
erased for personal tuxes for the years 1S07
and 1898 on the following valuation of prop
N. S. TInrwood $ SO $ &i >
J. W. Ftillerton 60 f > ( i
Mary Fitzgerald flCO 9r.il
K. K. Itrown none none
C , A. lliinna none none
A. D. Clink none noun
A. M. Crawford ffl none
\ot < ! oed for Amount.
A further Inquiry among tbo business men
gives us the Information that the seven
bondsmen mentioned above and wbosn
liability on the Meservo bond IB $730,000 and
on the Hartley bond $1,050,000 are not good
for the large amount set opposite their
names , and , taking Into consideration thel-
llablllty on the Bartlcy bond , suit upon
which Is now pending , scarcely n dollar
could be collected from any of them should
suit bo brought on the Mescrve bond for
any considerable amount.
We find that C. A. Ilanna and A. B. Clark
are not now living In this Htato ; no property -
erty Is found belonging to A. M. Crawford
for 1897 and that J. W. Fullerton hns Judg
ments against him In juctlco court which
ho has not paid. Much of the property of
Mary Fitzgerald Is found to bo In litigation
or Incumbercd and Mary Fitzgerald herself
p one ot the signers on the Hartley boml
entered a plea of Insanity to avoid ) lablit\ |
thereon. We find no evidence to show thnf
either Harwood or Brown are we.ilihy men
or that they could cither of them nioet the
liabilities on the various bondH they havn
Under the circumstances we arc convinced
that , so far an the bondsmen mentioned
hvreln uro concoined , the approval of the
said bond of J. B Mererve was Ill-advised
and that the goxcrnor of the slate , who IWH
the approving power , did not exercise hih
full duty In Investigates the matter and
guarding the Interests of the taxpayers of
the state. We have had no opportunity t- >
further Investigate the htandlng of the
bondsmen who live In other parts of thu
state and cannot leport upon thorn.
R. P. JENNINGS.
C. H. NORIUS.
FRANK KOVANDA , JR. .
Attached to the report the commute *
made a list of the signers on tbe Meservo
bond , other than those reported upon , ai
follows : George Hackman , Red Willow
county , $100.000 ; V. Franklin , Red Willow ,
$50,000 ; J. W. Hupp , Red Willow. $10,000 ;
A. M. Crawford , Lancaster , $30,000 ; J. W
Fullerton , Lancaster , $40,000 ; J. H. Evans ,
Douglas , $100,001) ; Ernstus A. Bcneon , Doug-
las , $25,000 ; George E. Barker , Dougla * ,
$ r.n,000 ; William S. Rector. Douglas , $25,000 ;
Frank Kondele , Saundern , $50.000 ; W , C.
Kirchman , fiaunders. $50,000 ; Henry A.
Flnhcr , Saundcrs , $20,000 , Thomas Llmanrk ,
Saunders , $20,000 ; W. J. Harmon , Sounder. ) ,
$23.000 ; H. C , Peter * . Saundern. $5,000 , J
J. Johnton , Saundcri , $2,600 ; T J. Kirch-
man , Sauudcrs , Si..CVo ; Ulof UorKeruu. 8 n
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