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VOL. LXXIII. NEWS OF THE WEEK. PERSONAL AND POLITICAL. THE president and Mrs. McKinley entertained at dinner off the 16th the joint high commissioners of Great :Britain and the United States. It was the most elaborate social function at the white house for many months. KING HUMBERT opened the Italian pirliament on the 16th. GEE. WSLEY MERnITT, U. S. A., in an interview at London, refers to the Filipinos as "children," and said that it would be impossible to establish American government in the islands and that they must have some form similar to that o the British colonial gvorn men ts. ThE bill providing for a treaty com- mission was lost in the Cherokee sen- ate by a tie vote, a Tahiequah, /I. T.) dispatch said. The Cherokees will now be governed by the Curtis bill. By the terms of the bill the tribes were their choice of treating with the Dawes commission or accepting the provisions of the Curtis bill. ASSISTANT E(JRETARY VANDERLIP left Washington on the t8th for Porto Rico to familiarize himself with the financial conditions of the island, its possibilities of revenue and its require- ments of expenditure. One of the most difficult problems which presents itself for solution in connection with the change in sovereignty is that of the eurren cy. INSURGENTS in some of the Philip- pine islands were reported on the 18th as being very active by Admiral Dewey. It caused considerable con- cern to the authorities at Washington, as the United States forces, by the rules of war, were unable to move from their positions. John W. KEELEY, the inven tor of the Keeley motor, died at Philadelphia on the 18th from pneumonia, aged {}l years. SURGEON GENERAL STERNnERG made his re port to the secretary of war. It relates mainly to the work of the med- ical corps durin the war. GEN. DON CARLOS BUELL, one of the most conspicuous figures in the federal army early in the civil war. died athls country place, Paradise, in Muhlenburg county, Ky., on the 19th. aged 8&apos;- years. Jou" W. PARSOXS, of New York, was elected general master workman of the Knights of Labor at the meeting at Chicago on the 19th. J. D. Schon- faber, of Baltimore, Md., was selected to succeed Henry Bostock on the ex- ecutive board. All the other general officers were re-elected. MI$1CEOU. CITIZENS of Omaha. Neb, decided to bold another exposition next yea.'. JAMES N. SOUTIIALL, chief clerk in the office of the engineer department of the army at St. Paul, Minn., was convicted of swindling by means of bogus time checks. His swindling was said to aggregate nearly $700,000. DJkN GROUNDS, who drew the pension money of Norris B. English for several years, was convicted of violating the pension law at Texarkana, Ark., and sentenced to ten years' imprisonment at Fort Leavenwortb. THE forthcoming annual report of the attorney general embraces a re- view of the operations of the national bankruptcy law of July 1, 1898. Al- though the act has been in force only a little over three months over 1,700 petitions of voluntary bankruptcy have been filed. Of this number Kan- sas furnished 65 and Missouri 64. FOUR women attempted to hold up a stage coach at Tahtequah, I. T., but were repulsed by the passengers. ABOUT 200 lepers escaped from con- finement at Manila through the neg- lect of Spanish officers unbeknown to the American officials Orders have been issued" to the effect that all lepers will be arrested and sent to one of the uninhabited islands in the Philippine grou and fed and cared for at the ex- the government. A DESPERATE attempt was made bv two convicts to escape from the peni- tentiary at Columbus, O., on the 18th. In the battle which ensued one guard was killed and the two convicts re- ceived injuries of a serious na lure. A mG fire occurred at the Merrill Chemical company's building at Louis- ville, Ky.; on the 18th. JUDGE JOI[N H. VIRGIN, 60 years old, of Prentice, ill., wasfound dead in the toilet room of a Missouri Pacific train when it arrived at St. Louis. Heart failure was thougbt to have caused his death. WmLE a gang of track hands were at work on the Pennsylvania railway's line near Jersey CAty[ N. J., they were rnn into by a passenger train and eleven men were killed and six se- riouslv injured. There was a dense fog which prevented the men from see- InS te train. BEFOB leaving for home the Guar- antee Brokers' association, which re- cently held a national convention at St. Louis, outlined plans for raising a $10,000 fund to fight the anti-scalping bill now before congress. THE national quarantine convention assembled at Memphis, Tenn., on the 17th. A majority of the delegates were from the southern states, more affected by the visitation of yellow fever, as they were asked to send a larger representation than the bther sections. The subject with which the convention was to deal with was how to provide au efficient quarautin'e to protect the states from invasions of infectious and conl agious diseases. ADVICES by steamship Empress of China tall of a terrible disaster in the China sea on October 25, when the steamer Kinsilui Maru came into col- lision with the steamer Magawa Maru Off Takami. sinking the latter in three minutes. It is renorted that 170 per- sons were saved aud that 70 were drowned. J. B. GRONIN6ER, a wealthy ranch- man Of Terry, Mont., was found dead on the Big Four tracks at Delaware, O.. There seemed strong evidence that he was murdered. He had a short time before received a large sum of] money for a big lot of cattle, none of whtch was found. WOODVILLE, MISS., SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1898. A PASSENGER train on the Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton railroad ran into a freight train near Toledo, O., and two trainmen and one passenger were injured. A QUARRYMAN named Ferguson. at Portsmouth, O., started a fire in his stove at home and accidentally put a can containing blasting powder in the fire. There was a terrific explosion and the side of the house was blow out. Ferguson was fatally injured, two of his children killed and his wife and another child were disfigured for life and may not live. IN the football match between Ilar- yard and Yale university teams at New Haven, C0un., on the 19th, Har- yard won by a score of 17 to 0. EmRT persons were injured in a wreck on the Big Four railroad near Alton, Ill. A frightened cow jumped under the passenger car, derailing it. The car then struck a bridge and was demolished. Only one passenger was injured fatally. ThE business portion of Perry, Ia, was reported burning early on the 21st. Several large brick blocks had been destroyed and the fire department was helpless to ston the flames. The loss up to the time the dispatch was sent was said to be about $500,000. A FREIGBT locomotive on the Chica- go & Erie railroad exploded near Lima, O., and killed the fireman and probably fatally injured three other trainmen. About 25 cars were wrecked. ARCItIE L. MILLER, a civil engineer, who had recently returned from Nicaragua, died in Washington of yel- low fever. Great precautions were taken by the marine hospital service to preveut the spread of the disease. Two freight trains collided on the Kansas City, Pittsbur & Gulf railroad one mile north of Jansen, Ark. An engine and several ears were totally wrecked. Three trainmen were in- jured. Two freight trains on the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific collided at Mos- WASIIINGTON AGOG. Speculating Over the Alleged At- titude of Spain. VARIOUS VIEWS AS TO THE RESULT. The United States Can Afford to be In= different, as the C,tpture of the Philip pines Would Cost Less Tiaan the Treaty |'rice Offered, Vas]dngton. Nov. 22.--At the lh'it- is]l, French. (;ernmn and other foreign establishments the reporl from Paris tha Senor Montero RiGs. president of lhe S]lanish connnissiom, rs. had re- fuse(i to continue the nevoiialions, was looked upon as llresenting a seri- ous crisis, although the effect of this move was viewed frotudifferenl staud- ]/oints. At the French emlmssy, where the peaee negotiations were inaugu- rated. 51. Thiel)aut. charge d'affaires in the absence of M. ('alnbou, said no word has come of the reported action. and beyo,/d exl)ression of profound reKrel at this unforlunate turn of af- fairs, lie wouht nor discuss the siting- tit>n, saying it had reached a l)oint where the grealesl eireunlsl)eetion x'as required. Spoke for trio CoTnm=s h)r. Throughout (li]floniatic quarters the view l)revailed that Montero llios Slloke for the eonmfission, an(1 for Slmin. and that the only iuter])reta- lion In be lint upon his course wns that Sltain had deferral]led to break off tim negotiations, taking the chauces of a renewal of the war. lly such a course, it was posited ont. Spain eouhl ]()so little nlore than she o,'as ]()sin' lly the COlU'SP of the I)eaee cow, In. injured. about to start to the scene from Wilton was run into by a fast mail train. The fireman of the mail train was badly hurt and 16 men on the work train were injured, some semously. NEWS was received on the 18th from Alsea bay, 16 miles below Newport, Ore., that the sailing vessel Atlantic was ashore. She had acrewof 27 men on board and only three got ashore alive. The vessel was bound from Tacoma, Wash., for Africa with wheat. AN extensive timber shed at St. Petersburg was destroyed by fire and ten persons were burned to ashes. negotiations, as Cul>il and Ports Rico One man was killed and one already had been h)st the I'll(lip]lines A wrecking train which was ' ' were (lemallded. all(] the I)ulk of the eo]oninl debt was left for Slm]n to liqui(hlte, willie she dou])th,ss eontin- nell ill lhe hope thui some of tile for- cign powers woul(I eon/e to her relief. Sp tin I1"1;I I}. IILu q)l)Oiltod, The lea(ling diplomatic ottk.ials here ugree that ill this holm Strain will be disapl)ointed, as it is said the powers have so ninny of their own entanff]t lnents to look nften jUSl nov( |hat the 5" will not invite a rupture with the United States even though they may consider Spain's position to be right. Even Austria and l,'ranee, which WAGONER, I. T., was visited by a nre the countries most favoral)lv in. $40,000 fire on the night of the !8th, 12 el(ned to Spain. have given reeeni eel- stores being destroyed, denees thai they would not assist her THE mayor of St. Louis vetoed the ill the present emerffeuey. In short if curfew bill passed by the council, is the nniversal opinion amona diph)- .nity of taking pnssession of the Phil- l])l)ines I)v f(,ree, hut it xxou]d have been slider the saiue necessily in all IIrohahility exen el'e a lrealy of ces- sion sigwd for Ill(, iilsurgents prom- iqe tO O]) lOSe Ollr ae(lllisition of soy- ereie'n D" over the is]andsand will have to be sutMued. I,ut the UnitedStaies governnlent " ould have saved the $20.- 000,600 whie!l it has been willing to al- ]0%,*, tO Sllal n on necoultt of lhe isle nds. and, further, this ts no small enusider- alien, the adn/inLtl'alhm wonh[ avoid dragging tile' whole policy of tim war. at least so fal as it turns (m the l'hil- ipl)ines, into congress, for lhere wouht hc nil lreatl" to snlHnit 1o the Se!lllte to excite (liscussmn and arouse anted- oltisln, No Trealy No Danger of Failure to Ratify. There have l/een Mffn of Ol)l)osition to tim lm3, n,(nt 1o Si}atn even or tit(, s]na]l an/onlll elf lllOnt*L tvhi(']l lhe IIresidehl f(,lt to he (]enlanded l}v eon- sidel'atlon o! exact .iustiee anti inter- ilafiona] i/rat.lice, and thai ot)posiliou lniffht have jeol)ar(lized Ill(' rat(flea- lion of the treaty of peace, llut of eonrse if there s no lrealy, that (l<n- get will t)o "lye(deal. an.d nleanwhile the 'overnlni, nI Pan til]<e lilne to de- liberate u on Ill(" line (if poiiey it is deetned l)est to apl)]y to Ill(. govcrl- nlent of llle coh)llics all(] deterll/ille just what disl)osilion should he made of all of th(,m. l,aler dls'patches, received after nlmve was in type throw (loubt nl)on the alh, o'cd attiinde of SI)aiu, but ill(' tlrti('le is interesiilLa, as a feeler of public sentilnent slon]d sneh a con- til,ffeney ,'iris(,. fro- whh,h ])urpos. the false dispatch tony have been promul- gated. I AMERICA'S LAST OFFER. Must Ilave the Entire Archipelago, l|ut IS Villlng Io ray Liberally for Poges|on Of ttlnrL Paris, Nov. 21:.--The United Slates peace connni3sioners have undolbl- edly made their final lwoposition here. When the ('onfercnce :l,en(,,1 yesler- day afternoon .ludge l)ay, addressing Senor 51ontero Rios aml his e:)lleagues of the Slmnish eonmliss:mt, reellrred to the l)rotraete(] negoiiati(ms and re- attirmed the desire of tile .\\;nlpricaa t'onlnlissiorlers to reach au anlieallie conelnsion. Then. handing 1he Alner- (can presentation to the interpreter, Judge ])av eonchde(I his renmrks by sltying that the Ameri('ans. ln-ef(,rrina no to break the arnlistiee or to re- sume hostilities, had (leternlined ro t)I'esen t another final pro]los(lion, which he hoped wouhlh.adto n apcedy A CONGRESS of Baptists met, at Buf- falo, N. Y., on the !61h. t)een left enlire]v to her on re- SCARCIT of water in California is sources, and that if she renews the curtailing the gold output, war she will have to fight it alone. THE National Hardware association convened at Milwaukee on the 16th with 15a delegates present. TE largest judgment ever entered in the United States district court at St. Louis was handed down by Judge Adams ou the 17th. The case was thal of the Mercantile Trust company of New York, trustee for bondholders against the St. Louis & San Francisco Railway compauy. The amount was $17,659,162. TIie 'Frisco road was sold matte ottiei,!ls here that Simin has anti alnieahh, a(ljusln)enl at auction over two years ago under foreclosure sale, and the amount of the judgment was the difference be- tween the proceeds of the sale and the face value of the bonds held by the foreclosing parties. TIIREE miners were blown to atoms by the explosion of dynamite in the Berkeley shaft at Butte, Mont. Two electric ears on the Cairo (Ill.) Electric railway collided, seriously damaging the cars and injuring a number of passengers, who were thrown violently down by tbc shock and cut by flying glass. Ix Brown, Rock and Dixon counties Neb., thousands of acres have been swept by prmrie fires and much grain, hay, barns and several houses de- stroyed. In Gregory, Todd and Trip counties. S. D., the range was on fire and many cattle were reported lost. IN a Santa Fe freight wreck 30 miles south of Ardmore, I. T., Conductor Itatfield and Brakeman Crogin were killed. RS. L1LLIAN M. N. STEVENS was elected president of the National W. C. T. U. at the meeting at St. Paul Minn., on the 151h, Mrs, Susannah D. Fry, of Minnesota, was made corre- sponding secretary; Mrs. Clara C. Hoe- man, of Missouri, recording secretary, and Mrs. Helen M. Barker, treasurer. A resolution asking congress to stop the destruction of soug birds for mil- linery purposes was carried. IRA ]ULLARD, aged 65 years, com- mitted suicide at Wauseou, O., by placing his head and neck under th( wheels of a westbound passenger train. Domestic trouble, it was sup- posed, was the cause. THE national grange, Patrons of Husbandry, assembled at Concord, N. H., on the 16th. Missouri aud Kansas were represented in the convention. Master Aaron Jones, of Indiana, pre- sided, and in his address made many recommendations. ON November 24 the monument to federal and confederate soldiers, erect- ed by the state of Kentucky at Chicka- mauga park, Tenu., will be formally dedicated. BUSINESS failures in the United States for the week ended the 18th numbered 229, according to Brad- s ' treet s commercial report, a'ainst 235 for the correspondinr week'last year AT Foster, I. T., Kid Williams and W. D. Luke became involved in a quar- rel over a poker game. It was decided to go to the mountains near by and fight it out. The result was that Luke s brains were blown ou. Wil- liams was jailed. THE village of Prairie City, II1., was almost destroyed by fire. Five store rooms were burned, together with their contents. There was no means of fighting the fire except by a bucket line. THE session of e Knights of Labor at Chicago on the i6th was devoted tc the reports of committees and the sen. eral mster workmaw just as she did in the early stages. For the same reasons, it is said, here will be no intervention, arbitra- tion or any other foreign move, nn- less this country is a parry with Spain -to asking for such outside offices. A Pessimistic Outlook. A rather pessintistieoutlook is taken by one of the high diplomatic officials here, who believes thatdiseontinuanee of negotiations tl Paris will be tel- a lowe<l by the immediate sending of an American fleet to the eoas of Spain, nnother to the Philipllines, nnd a more hitter conflict than that hereto- fore waged. In his ju(lffnmnt Spain bas reached the point where she is ready to lose all rather than volun- tarily yield nlore, and will eontest even though American troops advanee to Madrid. In the EVl(| Np:thl IVIII llave to Vlehl. ]t is nniversallv conceded, however. that in the eml Spain will have to yiehl as she is praetie-illy without a mvy, withont funds, with a disorgan- ized and rebellions army and with prospects of internal disorders. Seine of the diplomats hohl that a serious qneslion arises as to the validJ ily of the protocol in case the peace negotiation fail. it was, it is said, only a preliminary step to a trealy, and if the treaty, fails, so. too, this preliminary step becomes unffatory, exee])t so far as it has been carried lute actual effect by the transfer of Porto Rico. SlIII Ground for Hope. lIopes were expressedthrouh diplo- matic quarters that the full reports from Paris would show the crisis less acute than the brief early rel)orls in- dicated, and that some plan couhl vet be adopted to continue the neKo{ia- tions to a sueeessfnl end. Great Interest Shown iu lhe lew[ frool l'arl#. The greatest interesi was exhibited at the state departnlent in all reports from Paris that eame from unofficial. but relmtable sourees. Of oflieial re- ports there were none, and it was said that no Word had come from the American eolnmissioners since Satur- day. The impression obtaiued among the officials thut the sitnation is not qnite as acute as was at first supposed nnd that the prosl)eets of a treaty be- ing framed by the present eonunis- sign, rs are not yet to t)e abandoned. -Really a Spectacular Extlbition. It wns hinted that the Spanish re- sistance was really a speetaet,lar ex- hibition inl(nded to convince the Spanish people at, home that the best efforts were being pul forth to obtain the most liberal terms for Spain, and that, at the critical point, some time 1)efore the expiration of the time limit allowed in the note presented hy the American commissioners yester- day, perhaps at the lasl moment, the Spanish eonmtissioners will sueeuulb to the inevitable and accept a treats on the lines hlid down. Egret o[ l{efusai to Stgu on the United tate$. " But even if they refuse to (lo this, and the commission parl wilhout re- stilt, the situation would not be so very bad for the United Styles. As one member of the cabinet put it. lhe government will be under the he, - That poriim (>f the presentation set- ting forth lh new proposal, the pro- posal lhat the United St;Ires nUlSl have ])osscssion of the entire Philip- pine arch il)e]ago, wit h a tender of $20,- 000,000 for a treaty cession of the isl- urals, was then read. Without betraying their mental at- titude, the Spanish eommissmners. snggcsted an adjonrnnmnt until 'Wednesday. The new proposition wiih its col- laterals, was embodied loward the ell<] of the Amori(.an nlelnorandunl. v]li(,h filled 30 typewritten sheets. Only this part was read in the joint session, the memorandum then being delivered to the S1)aniards for translation by their ewn staff. PREPARING FOR WINTER. Interesting Picture of a Klondike Town Going Into ,Vlater Qmtrters--lllll- shle Diggings. Washington, Nov. 22.--In a report dated I)avcs(;n City, October I. Uuitcd States ('el|sill ook presents an inter- esting l)ieturf of the Klondike towu preparing o go lute winter quarters. Largc quantities of logs are being, piled in front of business and other heuses to s,,r'e for ftlel, and small fortnnes were being made l)y parties w]lo were bringing in ghtss amt oil lamps. Iutter was selling at $2 a t)ound, and the ])rice of condensed lnill and other products had doubled. It was pred*cted that 5.000 people wouhl be working tbrongh the (liffer- ent creeks in the Dawson district on the winter dlggings, beginniug iu the middle of Novenlber. The bench and hillside claims were reeeiving more at- tention, an,1 it was expecte(l that their product thi: year would execed that of the creek c]uims. The consul sltys that now is a -ood time tor capital to step ill. its lhere is no doubt of tlte country being very rich. but nnmey is needed to develo l) it. lhadvises peo- ple ho are COlnngnow to g'o over the passes, by the hikes and then down the Yukon to Dawson. New Silverware Trust Incorporated, Trenton. N. J., Nov. 22.---Artieles of incorporation of the International Silver ('o.. the silverware lrnst, were filed with the secretary of state yes- terday. Tbe comlmny has an author- ized capital stock of $20,000,000. of which $9.000.000 is preferred stock, to receive seven per cent. elluulla[ive div- ides(Is, and the remamhtg eleven sill- ]ions to he eonlntoll s|oek. The coin- pnny is authorized to ulanllfacture and denl in silverware, plated ware. pottery and glass. The Little Marlborouglt llaptlzed. London. Nov. 22.--The son reeenllv born to the dnke and duchess of Marl- borough was baptized in the ('hapel Royal. St. dames palace, yesterday nf- ternoon in the preseuee of  fashion- atde ('ongregation. The sponsors were the mar<luis of Loudonderry, the nlar- quis of ('amden and Lady Blandford. Dth Of Ilaron iCoi,lr. I,ondon. Nov. 22.--Sir Johu Fowler, who was engineer-in-chief of the Ftmrth brigade, for whiei services he was created a baronm in 1890 i vras bor in t817, DEATHS iN TI!E ARMY Comparisons Between th, Present and the Civil War. SCARCELY 310RE THAN ONE-HALF. Stailstlcs ]Prove that the IorLallty from Dls0ase During the Civil was Twlee as Grea as During the l'rcsent War wiLh Spare. Washinglon. Nov. 22. Col. Chas. Slullrt. (lepuly stn'g'eon general of the arluy, ]IHS Nell| il eOIllnlllI*lieniOll tO Surgc,)n-(h, wra] Stervfllerg, covnlmr- tug Ill(, dralhs fr(nn slekne,s iu the war with ,%l)ain and the civil war. lle sltys : "ln retlly lo your inquiry ] ('an very pr(;ml)tI slvle that the sickness and merle]try (lt,rina" the war with i)tlill wns not rehltive]y so great as lhgt fronl which our vohlnteer troops suf- fered (luri:lK the civil war. A cam- mr(sen of lhe (telllhs reeorded h,v lhe medical otti('(rs of the pl'eSelit tinle give; ovel'xia,lnlilp: testin]ony to 1he effeel th,qt aiv differences discovere in the pereellage of deaths fronl bat- tie casuallies, and fronl disease in the r(,ecnl struggle, but to the Illl[llhcr Of sIlnR'tl]nary battleliehls of the civil "lvar. Mortality for First Flee Itnlths of the Civil tVar, Bcg|nnin@ with July. lS61. whe,n we had me(liea] reporl fronl r('ilnel|tS agTegatinff only (;9.1IS ntei/, a;l(I hi- chiding :\\;uffust. Septenlt)er. Oetol>er and Noveln[ler, five n/on|hs, we rind recorded a b,ss by death of 3.075 men Jn the reporls sell| ill I)y medical of- flCl'S, fron/ Rn ,ivellte slt'ength pres- ent of 177.(190 nlell, el" 17.31 deaths OUt of every th(,ilsan(t nlea dur]nR" that period of live nlonths. ,lore deallls oe- cnl'r(,d than wcrc reporle(L for SOUle Sl:l"geolls failed to send ret)orls: bui t]w pl'olntbililies are that, had the Ini4sing reporls t)ePn fortll('onling, the deaths wouhl bare eoutiue(I to hnve the l)roporlmn to the rellorted strength. For the First Five 5Ionths of the l'rcsent V;t r. ]n April, lS98. l'r:'si(lent MeIGnley called for l','5.o[)tt luen lunl later for 75.000. bi(.h, with an inert,use ill the r('gnhlr arnly ll(1 the innnune and other special rq,R.ilnents" nlade n total of mer 270.(100 nlen. IleR'innlnK with May, lsg-;, lop w]lich mouth we have n/e(/i(,al rep(,rts in lhe otliee of lhe surgeon general of the arnlv of the reguaens aR-ffregatin ff 151.685 men. anti inelmiing ,lune. ,lu]y, Allgusr and S('Itenher, We fin(1 ou ill(, n l(,ss hy death of on v 1,175 nlen reported i)v n(edie3] otliecl'S, ill tin aVera'e strentil of 167.1(18, or 10.21 dcalhs out of every thonsan(I men dnrinR' that 1)cried of five nlont]ls, If rep(irls had come ill frnnl the whele 7t).t)(){} l|len, lhe iiilnl- h(r of deaths would probably have amonnted to 2,77{). flood howhlg for Iho Present War. Aecordi(lff. then, rn the testimony of every medical ollicer who was lflaced hine]f on re(*ord thell an(] no%v. we lost in ttl( tlvc lnonths of lllc war with Spain 10,21 nieu out of every lhonsaud reI)orted t)reseul hv nle(]- ical ollieers 'et'vinK witlt fhenl and ill the first five nlonlhs of the ",','ill" Of the rebe]liou, 17.31 onl of every thousand -Mmilarly repcrled present," This is in- teresting, bet it is still more so. if we look a littl,+ more lilt() the details of these rc])orls. 1luring the month of lay lasl, tlie death ratp Was lOW, .46; It Veils somev(hiil hla'her ill Jtlne, .70 or lhe eqnivalent of annual rate of ,4 per thousand. Ill Julv it rose to 2.i5 for the month, or 1]1; equivalent of an annual rale of 5.8 perthousand. ]n Augnst. owing 1o lhe rallid spread of typhoid fever ill tile eanlps lind tO the i)rokeu down condition of (ten Shafter's corps, it reaehed 4.0s. equal to all annual rate of 4,%96, such as was co,ninon in cities before the era of municipal sanitation. Effective Reledles i'rodqee a FalllnE Dff ill D,ath Rate. The war (lel)artmeu t ]utnledial-h pnt forth ils energies o rem,'dy this condition ')f affairs and with su:h eflieaey that the death r,tle iu Sep- h'tnber fell to 2.45. If it i)e ehlime( that this falling off was due to th( fact that the typhoid tnfectiou ha( done its worst and that. tresl)eetive (If till sanitary measnres,, the death raie wotl]d hav:, fallen owing to 1he ex- haustlon of suseepiit)]e nmteria], we have merely to consider whal was the history ]n our civil war calnps subse- (]nenI 10 Novenfller. lS61, when. as 1 have stated, ttie nun(beT (if des ths ha(] (]ready amounied to I7.21 iler thou- sand of the strength present. In that month of November the rate was 4.27. or SOIlle'vtlat lnore than our recent maxnnuni of Angust last. but the next nlonth, Deeember. showed no sign of decrease, for 1,587 men died. or 4.(;9 pet" thonsand, l)uring Jannary, 1862. the ravages of disease continued. 1,664 men havin, been swept away I)y death, or 4.87 out of every i'hongaud of those present. In Fehrunrv thc rate was 4.79 aud ill Marell 6.08 In April the euhninatlon wa renehed when 3.331 (leath, were reported, eonsti- ruling n dealh rale for the Inonlh of S.42 per th',luaml, a rate twice as high as that reporte(I from our eamps in Augnst last. A Stardlag Record with a Reasauring Olll pa rlsoll. This is a startling reeord. Mortal- i%y from disease reached its maxilnuln in the camps of our civil war only at the end of len Inolths, if we count from .In]y, /,61, or at the end of 12 months if we count froln ]May, 1861, wheu 47.56 men had been buried out of every thmlsaud of strength present. or to put it otherwise, the maximum mon*hly nmrtality was reached only after In or 11 months of sneering, six of mortal!t was th0 !L;lt of the ']isease whiel NO. 24. dht so milch harm In August last. In that /nonth tht country became ex- cited over the hysteric ntteranees of yellow journalism, with 4.08 death per t]lonsafll anti the niorale of the army beeaule brokeu by making the vo]uuteer he](eve that never in the ]listory of armies has nlen glittered fronl disease as he and hiscou-tllanious ]13(] sut]'ere(]. l'et 37 years ago the flower of manhood of this eountrv, af- ter months of deadly losses, suffered ill April. 1861. more thantwiee the loss in(.urred lit August hisl. anti instead of going home on sick leave they girded up their loins for the attack on I{ic]ituond. Ly way of the l)eninsnla. LILIUOKALANI'S CLAIM. Vliltt the Crown Liiu(Is of Iiawali Re- sLored to ller as Abso|ute PrI= wtle Property. San I'raneisco, Nov. 22.--Ex-Qlleen IAtinokahuli of tlawai] arrived here yesler(h y front Honohihl, aceom- panh, d by ('eL G. VI'. MeFarhule and ilon. l'lilll Nenmn. The ex-queen excnsed herself from the Itewstmper nieu, hilt it was ]earaed that l,iliuoka- lanl will leave for Washington, I), C,, in a few days. The object ()f her visit ix to try and influence congress to allow her Tt) relain possessinn of the crown ]ands. vahle(] at $5,000.1)00. IAliuokalaui mahtalns that despite l|l(" aun(,xatiou of the ltawaiian isl- ands to the l'nited States the crown lauds are hel al)solnre private prop- (,ly and that this e()untry has no more right to assunlc owliership of the ]ands titan it ilas tn take the prop- erty of auv prlvale eitizeu. Fhe cent(ration of Pres]0Ant Dole, the eahinet and lhe ttawaiian eommis- sieu lhat 1}lC eorwn ]ands heeaule t)nrT of t]tc ['ulted States property nil(In the ar, nexation of the (stands she takes exceptions 1o. and is holm- ful thnt ])e," trip to Washington will r(-snlt ti.Mly in the crown lands again beeonling her private possesshms. COMING TO bIAKE CLAIMS. Pramlnent Filipinos ]Eu tlonte to Vitsh- lngtoa Who Sy They were Ibm- aged by the Amer|can Army, San Francisco. Nov. 22. At the Pal- ace hotel in tiffs city are registered a nuntber of very t)rominent Filipinos. They ealne direct from the eity of Manila. and are en route to Washing- Ion. The Burly is composed of the following: ('studio Reins, Pedro y ihlngue, Juana Mantel]a. Estebania y ][unglle0 Anta]ia Mel]izo and Messrs. Anffne and Mignel Carte. The object of 1he visit t tlle United States just now is .tO present large eta(ins for danmges before the presi- dent and cabinet. The damages, the chtiinalltS assert, were incnrred owing to the recent war with Spain and un atten/pt will be made to showthat val- mtble 1,rolmrly owned by the Filipinos was destroyed 1) 3" theAmeriean troops. FOUND TRUE BILLS. rhe Quays, Father and Son, Ia- dieted by the Grand Jury. UNLAWFUL USE OF STATE 00000ES. ,L in Contplraey with John , IloDklur, Lat Casliler of the People's lllluk -- 'l'h. C:larg, Which I" Divided l.itt Five Bllla of ludletment Phihtdellfltia. Nov. 22,--Tbc grand jury yesterday presented to the court true bills (if indietnlen|against United States Senator M. S. t,illli3"i.  his ion, Riehard R. (.iuay and |lenjaillin Jo I]aywood, ex-state treasurer. The bills charge lhe defendants wilh couspir- :my with John S. Ito]lkins, late cashier of the People's bank. for the uulawlfhl use of the ncneys of the bank in the lurehase of sleek, an(1 conspiracy with ]Iopkils iu lhe misuse of stute fuuds on deposit ill the People's ba,ak. lhq)kins committed suicide Dy shoot- ing in March last. Vlihdrew rart of tlie Attaehmeutal. Suhseqnent to the presenlatiou of tile illdictnl.nts District Attoruey (Ir'lham appeared ill court and asked for permission to withdraw the at- taelurlent oblained for the appearance before the graml jury of ('ashier Win, F. Montgomery of the Allegheny Na- tional Bank of Pittsbnrgil and Cashier Stepheu B, Stone of the BeaVer De- posit Bank of Beaver, Pa. An Exp|aoatlon. The district attorfley stated that he had desired to present to the grand jury throuTh the two cashiers named ('ertahl evidenee in tlte atilt against Senator Ouay lind others, but as this mailer had now passed out of the hands of the gran(I jury theh-presence would no h( needed uutit the ease was brought tn trial, lle intimated that he wouhl then demand their ape 1)earances as witnesses, and would also , insist upon the l)roduction of eertaiu ' books and papers of those bauks. 'l'he court granted the district at- \\; torney s request, and the atiachmen [or the cashiers were ordeid eat,- celled. Five True BIIll Returned. The true bills returned by the grand jury are five in nunlber. The first chares M. S. Quay with con- spiring with John S. llopkins for m- lawfnl nse ef the money of the Peo- ple's bank ill i)nrehase and aa]e of the stocks of various corporations for the account, berefit aud profit of M. S, Quay. The second indictment charges M. S. QIm# with conspiring with Johlt S. lfopkins to unlawfully buy am] sell stocks knowing that the said IIopkins was cashier of the People's l:mnk. The ' third indictment charges Ienjamin J; ltaywood. M. S. Quay and Riehard 1L Qtlay with conspiracy to eonvert to It is not (lefinitel.v known just how large an indeinuity will be asked for 1D the Filipiuos. bnt it is believed the agreg'ate e]aims will reach several hnndred thousand dollars. GOOD REPORTS FROM CUBA. their own use $100,000 of the public money of the state on Deeemi)er I, 1896. when Heywood was the state treasurer of Pennsylmnia, and alo wilh tile use of the $100.000. The fourth bill eharges M. S, Quay and Bcn,l. Haywood with conspir- TaklnE Kindly to Vaccination--Col. Vfood's acy together with John S. ttopkins, Ea]elent Work--Large i[uantltlell of li!i'lU, l,ivsey Win. B. Itart, llarry K. Mauser Rltles Coming North. ]loyer, John W. Morris(m. Sainuel M. Jaekson and Charles I1. MeKee, ou Santiago de Cuba, Not'. 22.--The Mareh 27, ]898. "'unlawfully to use, United States transport aetna de los and did use to make profit, certain Angeles renlrned yesterday from her large sums of public money of th tour along the northern coast of the eoInmonwealth which had been de- province of Santiago, after laud(us posited in the People's Imnk by th medical supplies at Gibara. Iter of- several state treasurers." Of those fleers report that the people hi that district are taMng kindly to the new eontpulsory vaccination order, recog- nizing that it is for their own good. Col. ttood, who is in command there. has appointed 75gendarmesata salary of $5 a month, but Geu. Wood sent a courier to-(lay to notify him to reduce the number to 50, making a selection of the best men and to increase the named. Messrs. Quay, IAvsey, Half, Morrison, Jackson and Itaywood had been slate treasurers, suceeding each other in the order named. The fifth and last bill charges Ben:}. J. lIavwood, as state treasurer, with uu]awfu]]y loaning $100,0(}0 of stat nlone 3' which, is alleged, went to Rieh- ard IL Quay, and also with reeeiving pecuniary benefit from the depordt 0 pay to $36 a month, the ainounl paid state money in the People's bank. in otlfer parts of the province. Iteturaed from Florida to Mt the (]en. Wood Js pleased with the effl- Charges. etent work done by Col. Hood. He is Senator Quay, with his son. Richard mueh gratified also at the health of R. Quay, arrived here from San Lueie, the troops of Col. Hood's command. Fla., yesterday, to which place they" There is practically nosieknessamong went over a week ago, They deetin them nor are there any signs of snia]l- to discuss the indictments found pox. against them. The senator and Ilia The Reina de los Angeles brought a son were for some time closeted wih large quantity of Mauser rifles from thcir counsel. It is probable they will Guantanamo. which will sbortly be appear in court to-day to plead io the hipped north, charges contained in the indictments, A Disgraceful Proposition Lllely to be Aeoepted. Denver. Col.. Nov. 22.--The enter- tainment committee of the national livestock conventiou which will be held here on January 14. yesterday re- ceived a letter from a promineut and, as District Attorney Graham wil| press for immediate tiqal, there is likelihood of the case being called for trial on Weduesday. Death ot the 'ealthlest Man In Caaada Idaho Springs, Col., No,,'. 22:---H, IIarvez Saith, of Toronto, Ont,. t breeder of Spanish bulls, in the state dead here. Ite was :/8 years old, aiid of Ja]isco. Mexico, offering to bring had traveled extensively, l[e was a fonr thoroughbred fighting taros and son of tlon. Sir Frank Satth, of To- five experienced matadores, thred ronto, a senatorial llfe memr 0 ] meu and two women, to Denver on 1)arliament, president of the st this oecaMon and give a "',rand car- rida" after the old style. The eommittee is seriously consid- ering the matter and if ii can see it way clear and ean secure an arena suf- ficiently large to hold 50,000 people, the Mexican's proposition will proba- bly be accepted. Job l'rlnlert Strike. Columbus. O., Nov. 22.--A strike was inaugurated by the men(height of the twelve uniou job printing offices yes- railways in that city, head of sen. eral banking institutions, and said 4c be the wealthiest man in Canada. hav- ing a reputed wealth of $25.00000, Not a andldate for United 8tate Selat, Indianapolis, Ind.. Nov. 22.--43nv. Mount yesterday, in an interviev with the News, stated positively thaf he was not a candidate for Vnited States senator to succeed David Tur, pie. The governor when asked if he would accept if the caucus choose terday under the rule reeently adopted him, said he did not think such a coo- lly the tuitional organization, call(us dillon Wmlhl come, It was his arab(- for a 91/-hour day with ten hours' lion. he said, to continue to fulfill sat- pay. Two firms conceded the scale tsfactorily the office he already eu- nnd the men returned to work. Six of- pied. rices are still out. It is probable that all bul one firm will make the conces- Men shortly. OettinE Down to Buslnesl. Concord. N. II.. Nov. 22.--The na- Honal grauge commenced a series of purely business meetings yesterday moruing, lesolutions on various sb- eeIs were Level-lien dSd Dewey. MoRtpelier, V.. Nov. 22.Presldetfl BIown of the Norwich university ha received a personal letter from Ad- miral Dewey, under date of October 3, in which the admiral says: "I /rust the entire archipelago will be retained by the United States. Aay