Des Moines Daily Leader, October 1, 1901

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Des Moines Daily Leader (Newspaper) - October 1, 1901, Des Moines, Iowa LEABEB. OTTY-TEffiD TEAR NO. 330. DBS MOINES, IOWA, TUESDAY MORNING. OCTOBER 1, 1901-TEN PAGES. PRICE. THREE CENTS. HOUL TALE DISCREDITED ERS THINK M'KINLEY VAULT WAS NOT THREATENED. hard blow was given the gun aim missed. A cecond man had stealtfo- ily come up to the soldier and dealt the fclow: At the same time it was told man No. 2 strucfc the soldier wltlk a heavy instrument on the head and (attempted to etab him. A gash, "L" Shaped and a'bout two inches long eachjyay was cut through the clothing; including ,the overcoat, and a scrjstch was made' on De Prend's body. Tne blow -was so hard that De Frend was knocked down a email hill and was un- able to gain, hie feet before iha men disappeared m the darkness. Lieuten- O., Sept. officers and All the Men Accept Story -of Attempted Desecration. men, of Company C of the United States infantry, on duty at Westlawn .ceme- tery guarding the resting- place of President McKinley, worked diligently today investigating the strange story s In which Private De Prend, who was on duty at the top of the vault Sun- day night, figured so prominently. The same reticence, imposed by military regulations, which prevented the offi- cers and men from making detailed statements concerning the incidents last night, was operative today. The representative of the Associated Press saw all of the commissioned officers, several non-cominissioried officers and a number of privates, and gleaned the All of the non-commissioned officers and the members of the company m general accept fully the story related- toy Private De Prend last night, and really believe that the prowlers were about the vault with no good purpose. Today only one of the commissioned officers adhered to the belief that an attempt had 'been made upon the sen- tinel for ghoulish purposes. He said: "It was the real thing. It was prompted by the pure cussedness of some people who thought to bring re- proach upon the nation by doing dam- age to the resting place of the dead Confidence De Freud. All the men who were seen expressed the belief that Private De Pxend acted In good faith and that he related only what he believed to be the real cir- cumstances. With the captain and others he went over the details of the affair at least a dosen times and, it is said, never varied in a matter of importance. Particular inquiry waa made as to his sobriety at the time, and it is said that it is established be- yond all reasonable doubt that he had not heen drinking and that he was in his normal condition. The moet com- mon belief is that the sentinel' was overwrought toy the loneliness of hie position; that his nerves were over- taxed and the imagination contributed some to the details related in good The post was regarded by all as particularly isolated and depressing to the man guarding it at night and it is understood that sentinels will be stationed at the point in the future. Captain Biddle thanked the reporters for what he called the fair manner in which the incident had been described? in the morning- reports, saying that they gave a full and complete state- ment of facts bo far as revealed last night He fully convinced last night of the truth of the story as re- lated, but after investigation entertain- ed doubts, not of the sincerity of Pri- vate De Prend but of the -correctness of the conclusions Captain Biddle authorized this state- ments "I think the sentinel deceived himself on the occurrence. I do not think an actual attack as related by him oc- curred. When a light came there was no evidence found of a stiuggle." full Report to Otis. The matter has been reported in full to General Otis at Chicago, command- ing the department to which the guard is attached. Whether there will be a formal inquiry into the matter remains- fifth- General Otis to determine. Officers the cemetery expressed the hope fiat, inasmuch as no actual harm had Been formal action would be taken. Sergeant Cook, who is also known as Sergeant KochT through the misspelling of his nasne on one of the rolls, and -who was reported to have heaid re- marks Sunday afternoon among visit- ors, further explained! as follows. "I was on duty at the guard tent near the vault Sunday afternoon. There were three funerals at the ceme- tery and many people passing all the time. Three men, representative look- ing 'men, such as come by the score every day, spoke to me. One asked liow long the sentinels in front of the vault gates were kept on duty, and I told him half an hour at a time. He said he had! read they were kept there two hours and thought that was hard service. I told him that at first they were kept there two hours, but that the time had been shortened. He asked if there were other guards I told him there were several on the hill over the vaulfand at other places. The second njan said he did not see the use of all tlils fuss; that no one would try to do any harm now. The third man said he mistaken; that there were lots of people who would like to see the whole thins blown up. No, I had not then, nor have I now, any suspicion that any thesexmen would: have any interest in or -would sympathize with any act of "violence. I think they were speaking of the disposition of other classes who migit be prompted to such acts." The usual guard and patrol was on duty today. Last night, after the 'story of Private De. Prend, the force was-in- reased by the addition of ten men. Jeutenant Ware arrived from Fort Wayne, Mich., today and relieved Lieu- .enant Avery, who went back to the fort. Family Discredit Story, friends of the family of the late President McKinley emphatically dis- credit belief in the idea that the shot that reported fired by the guard, De Prend, at Westlawn cemetery last night was on account of any attempt to desecrate the tomb. They do not at- tempt -to explain the strange story of tfte guards or account for the firing of shot which the cemetery officials and other residents near by say they heard, and they do not believe that two men. would undertake to make an at- tack on the vault with seventy sol- diers on guard or near at hand. It is believed the military authori- ties will make a thorough investiga- tion of the stories told by the soldiers on guard Sunday night. There are unconfirmed rumors that the shot was fired on account of an ac- cidental fall and also that it was the result of personal differences. The of- ficers in charge early instructed sol- diers not to talk of the affair. The statements of the guard made Sunday night could not be obtained un- til the officers had secured their re- ports from them and. while the officers, declined to be quoted, they were made with their knowledge and in their pres- ence. The few persons who succeeded in gaining- admission to the cemetery were directed to the officers for all informa- tion and guards were told not to talk of the accident among themselves while outsiders were present This is said to be in accordance with military regula- tions. Private DcFrend's Story. It -nag nearly 8 o'clock when Guard Be Prend saw, or thought he saw, a prowler in the rear of the vault behind tutree and in a shadow. Upon being challenged by the soldier the wan re- motionless behind a. tree. He then about forty feet from the eol- ier. De Prend advanced, made, a sec- ond challenge, and brought his gun ready to fire The man, m the mean- time, had dodged to a sfconri tree aoout ten feet distant fiom the first The soldier leneAed ohal- lenge and fired, but ao he did so a ant Ashbndfte, who was officer of the day. as soon as he heard the challenge and shot, rusfeed to the assistance of the guard. He was followed By other soldiers. The sentinel attacked, however, -was in the rear of the vault on a hill and before the relief force .could clmb the hill the men escaped. Hunt was made for the prowlers, but no trace could be found of tham. The vault is but a short distance f roen the west edge of the cemetery and the men evidently escaped from there into the fields and woods near by. The man who dodged behinl the trees, De' Prend saysi carried a sJun- in? weapon in one hand and a package, done up in white, in the other. He says he could recognize the man if ever seen again The man who attacked him was masked. Hanna Body le 5afe. Boston, Mass., Sept. Hanna, who is in this city, said today in regard to the affair at the tomb of the late President McKinley at Can- ton: "The body is safe; soldiers will guard it until the monument we are to build is finished. When I return to Cleve- land the various committees will be appointed and President Roosevelt will name the permanent trustees who will collect the contributions for the build- ing of an appropriate monument and tomb. When it is finished and the re- mains of William McKinely are in- cased in the tomb there will be no fear of any one breaking into it DETAILS OF BUSS STONE'S She Did Net Dream She Would Be Held Captive but Feared Murder. Kansas City, Mo., Sept. A de- tailed account of the capture of Mis Woman as Ber Husband. New Tork, Sept. stranL story of a woman who perferred to" pass for a man was revealed by the death today of Miss Carolina Hall of Boston, a cabin passenger on the (steamship Citta Dr Terrino whicfc ar- rived from Naples and other Mediter- ranean ports on Sunday. On tfce passenger list Mies Ha.ll ap- peared as. Mre. Charles Windlow and with the ship Mrs. of lieutenant: George E. Venable, passed assistant paymaster, rank of lieutenant, junior grade; Charles Mor- ris, Jr., and John. W. Morse, passed assistant paymasters; George B. Byrd, lieutenant commander; Percy N. Olm- stead, lieutenant: Prank E. Eidgeley. lieutenant junior grade; Arthur O. Gates and George M. Heinen, warrant machinist; Vista R. Thompson, gunner; William Johnson, boatswain; Herbert G. Elklns, carpenter; William P. Splcer, lieutenant colonel, marine corps. MYADSRS REPULSED Defeated by Colombian Forces Unassisted ajs the Venezuelan Regulars. Colon, Colombia, Sept. 30, via Gal- veston, here from the coast bung news from Bio Hacha, but they confirm the news, previously ca- bled to the Associated Press, of the AMERICANS ARE TRAPPED FORTY-EIGHT MEMBERS OF THE NINTH INFANTRY SLAIN. Hen Were Attacked While mt Brekkfett Md Retreated After MafcUc Stnb- bone Occurred Island Mated for Manila. Sept Hughes, from the island of Samar, reports the arrival of Sergeant Markley and one private at Tannan (who reported the fight at where over forty men of Company C, Ninth infantry, were killed by insui gents, who attacked the troops while at breakfast Satur- day last. The men who have reached Tannan say that the officers of the company, who were at first reported to they forced him back. A part of the brigands kept "watch on those that re- mained to keep them from hurrying to inform the government but next morn- ing let them go., The brigands murdered one of the meh of the party before the eyes of the captives to get his horse. They took this animal, as well as the horses rid- den by Miss Stone and Mrs. Tsilka. The students came to Samokov and wired 'Dr. House, at 'Salonika, Stone's station. He immediately went to the American consul and also to the German consul, General Dickinson, knew Miss Stone. The news spread over Bulgaria like a flash, for Miss Stone was widely known and greatly beloved. SOLDIEIl SEVJEBEIT PUNISHED. Private Peter Dcviae Exulted When President McKinley Wfu Shot. Washington, Sept. most un- ilsual case has been reported to the war department. It is that of Private Peter J. Devine of Troop caval- ry, who 'was tried by a general court martial at Fort Ethan Allen, Vermont, on the charge of "using disrespectful words against the president of the Uni- ted States, in violation oi the nine- teenth article of war It appears from the evidence that when the news of the shooting of President McKinley was received at Fort De- vine expressed -great satisfaction over the crime and applied an uncompli- mentary epithet to the late president. His comrades roughly handled him be- fore he could be secured m the guard .house. He was found guilty of the charge by the court and sentenced to be dishonor- ably discharged from the service of the United States forfeiting all pay and al- lowances due him, and to be confined at hard labor for one year The record of the case having been referred to Major General Brooks at New York, commanding the depart- ment of the east, he endorsed it as fol- "It 4s the opinion of the reviewing authority that the punishment ad- judged by the court is not a sufficent penalty for the flagitions act the pris- oner was found to have committed. H is not within the power of the review- ing authority to increase the punish- ment, but in order that the prisoner may not wholly escape punishment, the sentence is approved and will be duly executed at Fort Columbus, New Tork, to which place the prisoner will be sent under proper guard." General Brooke's action in the case is final, and the recoid simply has been sent to the war department for filing. Pike Monument Unveiled. Courtland, Kan., Sept. attending the unveiling of a monument erected by the state to mark the spot where Lieut. Zebulon M. Pike hauled down the Spanish flag and caused the Stars and Stripes to be raised for the first time in Kansas territory. The monument is located at the Pawnee Indian village, close to Courtland, on land donated to the state last winter by Mrs. Elizabeth Johnson. The ceremonies were attended by members of the State Historical society, headed by Secretary of State George W. Martin, and prominent men from all parts of Kansas. State Senator John C. Carpenter was majter of ceremonies. A half dozen speeches were delivered by well known public men, after which the programme partook of fhe nature of an old-fashioned picnic. A feature was the exhibition of a commission is- sued to Lieutenant Pike's father, Zebu- Ion Pike, as major in the regular army, by President Thomas Jefferson. I WONDER WHICH ONE IT WIW, BB? B. Joy. Jacksonville Sopt John B president of the board cf ot Hie Centrdl insane hospital, is dead at his home near here from heart disease. Paul Pioneer Press. HalL -It was not until the former'was stricken with a illness that the ship's 'surgeon madejtbi-: discovfi v that the supposed war? was a woman. BP- Eore that no one' suspected thar '-Mr. Hall" was not a roan, and "be" and "his wife" were received as such The woman addressed her companion as "Mrs. and epoke of her as "my wife." The woman -was 39 years old and is said to have been the only daughter of a-Colonel Hall, a well-to-do retired army officer living in Boston. The vessel docked at this port Sun- day -and the >oung woman died early today. All day long in Jthe saloon of tfte Terrmo "Mis." Hall remained near the dead. She was there tonight wait- ing for the dead woman's relatives to come for the body. She is an Italian a'bout 35 years of age and rather good looking. She cannot speak English and did not seem willing to tell of the strange story. It was learned, how- ever, that she had known "Mr. Hall" for some years and was well aware that her companion wag a woman. The Italian woman said that Miss Hall had resided abroad about ten years and met her companion, Guis- seppma Portiana in Milan about three years ago. According to the etory Miss Hall decided that men got along bet- ter in the world than women and so adopted the male costume She traveled thus with the other for two years and, as she was an artist, went about the art centers' painting and working at her profession. Being a good rifle shot Miss Hall is said to have entered sev- eral tournaments and won prizes When she decided to come home she asked toe Italian -woman to accompany her. Royalty in Vancoaver- Vancouver, B. C., Sept. Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York completed their transcontinental tour westward today. The party arrived m Vancouver at noon. A great crowd was gathered at the station and the royal special halted to a salvo of cheers. A guard of honor, composed of bluejackets from the North Pacific squadron, was drawn up at the depot platform and just back of them were a detachment of northwest mounted The duke and duchess were driven- through artistically decorated streets to the court house, where Mayor Towiiley The duke and duchess were driven through artistically decorated streets to the court house, where Mayor Townley read an address or welcome. The duke and duchess then assisted in the formal opening of a new drill hall for the local militia, and the form- er presented medals to the volunteer soldiers ot this district who served in South. Africa Tonight the duke and duchess board- ed the steamship Empress of India on which they left for Victoria, conveyed by the North Engineer am a I'lreman Killed. Bridgeport, Conn., Sept. men were killed and two seriously in- jured in a collision of freight trains, head-on, on the Berkshire division of the New Tork, New Haven Hartford railway at Long Hill today. The dead- ENGINEER E. BURNS. FIREMAN GOS JOHNSON. B.RAKEMAN NALL. The engineer and fireman killed were both of the northbound train, and Brakeman Nail of the southbound tre'n. Engineer Holt and Fireman Pitcher of the southbilnd train are in- jured. Both engines and many cars were piled up, blocking all traffic. Presidential Appointments. Washington, Sept. president today made the following appoint- ments: I. Thompson, pay director, rank of captain. Hiram IS. Drury, pay inspector, rank of lieuten- ant; Joseph F. Fyffie, paymaster, rank complete defeat of the Venezuelan In- vaders at the peninsula Goajira by Colombian troops, unassisted by Vene- zuelan regulars Several guns, some mitrailleuses" and rifles and a large quantity of ammuni- tion, were captured It is said that the date of tlie engagement was Sep- tember 13. After this defeat; the In- dians, who inhabit Goajira, the returning Venezuelans, who" had previously robbed them of their horses while on their way through the coun- try. Among the prisoners captured were three Venezuelan rebel chiefs. The invaders lost "many men killed. Gen- eral Arbis, who formerly served under General Alban, was also killed. CZOI.GOSZ BATS WELL. Prison Life Does Not Interfere With His Taciturnity. Auburn, N. Y, Sept. first Sunday in the condemned cell was unmarked by special incident. He is taciturn and his only conversation with guards is concerning sneals. His appetite is unimpaired and he seems to have entirely recovered from his recent collapse. He has had no callers and but one letter, although Warden Meade is constantly receiving appliiitions fo visit the prisoner and to the electrocution. His measurements by the Bertillon system weie taken yester- day. The warden declines to make the measurements public has not yet asked to see a spir-tual King Edward's MoTemtjts. New-York, Sept upon King Edward's movements, the London correspondent of the Tribune says- The king disposed of a large amount of busi- ness before taking the tram for Scotland It had. been reported erroneously that the American ambassador would be among the guests at Balmoral, but the king made a point of seeing- him at Marinorough house, and received thanks for tile nu- merous messages of sympathy for the American people Euston station was profusely decorated for the departure of the king and queen last night, there were large crowds of spectators awaiting their approach, as well as In Pall Mall, to see the carriage drive off. This is their first visit to Scot- land since the opening of their reign No date has been arranged for the journev to Ireland..but it will probably be one the events of the coronation year. The of refurnishing and decorating Buckingham palace is well advanced, and tho king will be in residence there when parliament assembles in January Jay Cook Criticilly 111. Toledo, O., Sept. Jay Cook, the Philadelphia banker and time finan- cier, Is critically ill at his summer home on Gibraltar, near Put-ln-Bay. Mr. Cook went to Gibraltar a few dajs ago for bass fishing: and was apparently in robust health, despite his eighty years. His servants, liad been instructed to call his early this morning, found him in An unconscious condition. A physician who was summoned says the trouble Is congestion ot the brain and that there Is hope of his recovery, he having regained consciousness this even- ing. He Is a national character, having be- come fatuous for negotiating war loans in the sixties. Cot Price of Basins. Fresno, Cal., Sept. directors of the California Raisin Gro-n ere' asso- ciation have cut prices and have en- tered into a contract with a new pack- ing company to handle the crop. The prices announced are on a'basis some- what lower than 3 cents in the sweat box, but are made Avithout any gnaran- tee that these prices will be maintained. Itaraed In Furnace Bxplosion. Youngstown, O., Sept. men were badly burned by an explosion of molten metal at the upper furnace of the Brier Hill Iron Coal company at 3 o'clock this morning The iniured are- Joseph Burtz, Thomas Park'T and Angelo Peppo Burtz and Parker probably will die of their injuries. liave escaped, were killed with the ma- jority of the company. The troops were attacked, while unprepared, by 400 bo- lomen, of whom the Americans killed, about 140. Many the soldiers were Silled in their quarters before they had time to grasp their rifles. General Hughes is going to the scene of the disaster and will personally com- mand the troops A new branch of the Kallpunan has been discovered at Tarlac, capital of the province _of that name The object of the society is th.6 slaughter of' the whites Marcehno Maiiville, president of the chief of the new branch, which includes numbers of the native constabulary, who were recently armed. One policeman admits he was taxed and was ordered to make bolos. A regular collection has been made by the men of the natives, either by persua- sion or threats, and an uprising had been planned for an early day. The conditions in Tayants (Tayan- bas) and Batangas are not leasSuring. The worst'form of guerrilla warfare pre- vails there. The insurgent forces are distributed, under cover, along every road and trail, and wait for travelers in ambush. The insurgent leader, Caballos (who formerly belonged to General Cailles' command, but who refused to sur- render with Cailles) Is retreating in the mountains. The main forcfe of Insur- gents are scattered In bands over the province, where they dig up rifles when there is an opportunity to use them. Washington, Sept. addition lo the enlisted men, three commissioned officers of Company C, Ninth infantry, .are supposed now to have been killed in the action in.Samar, Philippine is- lands, last Saturday. The officers are: Capt. Thomas W. Connell, First Lieut. Edward A. Bum- pus, Major Surgeon R. S. Griswold. A question having arisen as to the Jic- curacy of the cablegram received at the war department yesterday from General Ciiaffee, the cable company was directed to repeat. The repetition disclosed some inaccuracies that ma- terially changed the message. As cor- rected the dispatch reads. "Manila, Sept. 29.. Adjutant General, reports following from Bassey, southern Samar: 'Twen- ty-four men, Company C, Ninth infan- try, eleven wounded, has just arrived from Balangiga; remainder of company killed. Insurgents secured all company supplies and all rifles except three. Company attacked during break- fast on morning of September1 28; com- pany seventy-two strong; officers, Thomas W. Connell, captain; Sdward A. Bumpus, first lieutenant; Dr. R. S. Griswold, major surgeon.' (Signed) "Chaffee" As corrected, the dispatch shows that Company C, of the suffered the disaster. No Company was mentioned in the dispatch made public yesterday. The seiioua discrepancy between the original and the corrected dispatches, however, is that the latter indicates that the commissioned officers of the company are missing, perhaps killed; while the former indicated that they escaped. Confirmation Not Received. The father of Captain Connell resides in New Tork city. He telegraphed the war department today that he is in re- ceipt of a cablegram from the quarter- master- of the Ninth regiment saying that his son had been killed in action. He asks for confirmation of the dis- patch, from the war department, but the officials here are unable at this time to confirm tiie information Owing to the distance from'Manila to the scene of the massacre of Com- pany C, the officials of the war depart- ment do not expect a response to their order for a full list of the casualties before tomorrow. However, they feel assured that the officers of the ill-fated companv certainly perished, and they have siven out for publication brief obituary notices. From these it appears that Thomas C, was born in New Tork and was a graduate of the military academy. His service record shows that he was in Cuba during the Spanish war until Au- gust. 1898. then In. New York, and again in 1899 in Cuba as aide to General Douglas. He -went to China in May, 1901. and thence to the Philippines. First Lieut. Ed ward A- Bumpua was born in Massachusetts, and given a commission when a. private In Battery A. First Massachusetts heavy artlU lery in 1898. After six months' service at Plattsburg barracks he was sent to China and then to the Philippines. Richard S. Griswold, the surgeon, was born Jn Connecticut, and after sis months' service In the Connecticut vol- unteers during the Spanish war, he en- tered the United States volunteer army and was sent to the Philippines. New York, Sept. Two dispatches were received today the residence In this city of David J. Connell. the fath- er of Capt. Thomas W. Connell of the Ninth United States infantry. One was from tne war department at Washington saying that Captain Con- nell had been killed in action. Tho oth- er was from Quartermaster Ramsey of Captain Connell's regiment, under a Manila date, and contained tha same Information. The news of Captain. Con- nell's death, following the first report that he was safe, came as a heavy blow to his family and his mother was com- pletely prostrated by it. Samar is a countiy about as large as the state of Ohio, and the American forces of occupation number In all be- tween Oand men. These are distributed among various posts-in the island, a large number being: located at the more important centera Spain never made any effort to occupy Sa- mar, and it only has been probably three months past that the United States has undertaken that work. Tfie latest report made by General Hughes to the war department was that the number of insurgent rifles ag- gregated about 300. The Filipinos car- iled on a guerrilla warfare, and opera- tions against them were difficult. The disaster to Company C occurred, It is believed, while it was engaged In an expedition to clear the country of roving bands of these insurgents. The fact that the Americans were attacked while at breakfast indicates the daring pluck of the Insurgents. Clmfl-ee Aikod tor Details. Immediately upon receipt of the dis- patch Adjutant General Corbln cabled General Chalfee to send a complete re- port of the fight and a list ot the caa- ualtles. A well known official of the govern- ment. in speaking of this outbreak against the Ameilcan forces In Samar, said he regarded it as a consequence of the assassination of President Mo- Klnley. In all probability the insurg- ents had received, he said, only meager reports of the tragedy, and possibly be- lieved the shooting to be the result some popular outbreak against tha president. Company C was a portion of tho Ninth regiment of United States InEan- try, which went to China at the time of the Boxer outbreak and which there pel formed valiant service. Later the troops went to Manila and weie en- gaged in pi'ovost duty In that city. During 'the last summer a battalion of the' Ninth was sent to Samar. All the officers connected with Company C are named m Geneial Chaffoo'si dis- patch, there being no second lieutenant now with the company. Capt. Thopias W. Connell, who commanded the com- pany, was appointed to the military academy from New York in September, 1889, and) First Lieutenant Bumpus was appointed to the army from Massachu- setts, having served as a private In Company A, First Massachusetts heavy is a recent addition tp ihe feniSrhaving- crofise'd COLOMBIA HAS A CRISIS NEW TURN OF AFFAIRS IN THE SOUTHERN REPUBLIC. Entire Chaage In Cabinet Place a, Hesvlt of the Controversy Over the Proposed Gold li Mot Regarded aa Serieiu. a an- Washington. Sept. Silva, the Colombian minister, today received personal message from Bogota nouncing a cabinet crisis there. The dispatch came brother- in-law, Mr. Miguel Abadia Mendez, who announced that the crisis had resulted, iu his appointment as minister of for- eign affairs. The new premier has been the secretary of the treasury in the Colombian cabinet. The dispatch gave no further particulars than those stated, nor did it make any mention oC the reasons for the crisis. The pre- sumption at the legation Is that the'en- tire cabinet baa resigned. Fiom their knowledge of the condition of affairs in Colombia, the belief prevails that the change In the ministry was precip- itated by differences among the cabinet on account of the proposed gold loan which the government has been seeking to obtain from the banks. Some ot tha ministers were favorable to compulsory action in forcing- a loan, while others were opposed to such a course. Co- lombia lias Issued u. vast amount oC paper money to meet the expenses of carrying on the operations against tha revolutionists, so that the value oC tha paper dollar is now about 4 cents. A gold loan waa necessary in order to obtain money to purchase ships and other purposes, but the government's course met with considerable opposi- tion. While unfortunate at this lime, the officials do not consider the situa- tion as at all serious. on the President. F. Abreu, a wealthy Filipino planter, called at the white hguao to- day and presented to the president a gold headed Palasaon wood cane. The, head bbre a design emblematic of tice and power done in the highest skill of the Filipino art. Admiral Sohley also called at the ex- ecutive mansion early today and. paid his respects to the president. Robert P. Porter was with the Ident and talked at some length of business conditions abroad. Mr. Por- ter has returned from Europe recent- ly and la strongly of the opinion that the interests ot the United States llo in the direction of reciprocal trade re- lations with the principal countries Europe. The president was walt'cd upon by a delegation composed of William S. Odell, ex-cominander of the Potomaa department of the O. A. Oi.; Floyd King, president of the National Ma- morhU Bridge association, and H.. B. Doan, vice president of tha asso- ciation. At tho recent encampment of the G. A. R. at Cleveland resolutions adopted approving the Idea of a. momoilal bridge across tho I'olomac. one aich of which ehotild 'bo orectecl with ppecial refeionces to Us being mo- cnarlul to the late President McKinley. Mr. Roosevelt Rave his hearty ap- provul ol! the proposition. Government llnanoeg. The isfllclal estimates for the fiscal year beginning: .Tuly 1, 1002, which Poetmastor General Smith will submit to congress at the opening ot the ses- sion call for an aKsrogato of -for rural fret> delivery icivlca throughout the country. This 1st tin in- a the Pacific with Adjutant Geneial Cor- bln on his recent trip to the Philip- pines. During his trip General Corbln visited the Island Samar. It wos.just seven weeks ago tonight, he remarked, when discussing the news of the disaster to Company C, that he was talking with General Hughes at Hollo about the con- dition of affairs in the islands. The point where Company C was sur- said, was a considerable dis- tance headquar- ters. He was not surprised at the at- tack or the troops on Samar, as that was one of the islands considered par- ticularly troublesome. The natives along the coast are friendly, but many of those in the Intel lor are regarded as dangerous guerrillas CIVIL GOVERNMENT A SUCCESS. Senator Dietrich Talks of Condition in Philippine! as Ha round Them. Omaha, Neb., Sept. Diet- rich, who-has just returned from the Philippines, was in the city today and talked of the conditions in the islands. He was pleased with the progress, and speaking of the new civil government, said- "Civil government is a success. The governments which have been formed with natives at the head are running in at smooth manner and giving the best of satisfaction. This is especially true in Luzon, where the rebellion has been Crushed." Senator Dietrich visited the island of Samar, where Company C of the Ninth infantry was ambushed Saturday. "The island la filled with banditti and out- he explained. "When the in- surgents were driven out of Luzon and the other nearby islands, those who did not take the oath of allegiance fled 'o Samar. In a short' time the island, which had been peaceable, was the hot bed fo trouble. All the bad characters of the archipelago gathered there and forced the natives to Join their forces. These banditti have violated every rule of war and civilization and it will doubtless require considerable force to taring them to terms." THEM M'KINLKX ISLANDS. Chance in Name far Oriental Possessions HeqtB TVHIi Favor. New Tork, Sept. suggestion which is meeting with favor Is to change the name of the Philippine islands to the McKinley islands, says the Washington correspondent of the Tribune. It is intended to bring the proposition before the next congress. A part of the scheme embraces the idea 61 bestowing upon the different Islands and provinces the name of the men most prominently identified with the acquisition and management ot the islands. For instance, the members of the American commission which nego- tiated the Paris treaty would thus be honored, as well as the names- of Ad- miral Dewey, General Lawton, Gover- nor Taft, General Otis, Secretary Boot and others. Bad Year for British Farmers. New Tork, Sept. will rank ae a bad year for the farmers through- out Great Britain, says the Tribune's London correspondent. Alike in Eng- land and in Scotland the acreage sown to wheat and barley are smaller than they were last year, and there is a de- cline in the number of cattle, sheep and pigs kept in England. Nor is the de- cline an unimportant one. In many respects it leaves British agriculture in a more restricted plight than for years. In Scotland the position is not so bud as m England. Una It Redeemed. Washington, Sept. bank notes secured1 today for redemption amounted to The government re- ceipts from internal revenue were 522.3S4. customs, miscellaneous, rapldiy efrfwinj? BervfeeToi1 tfiS {Elie "fbtnl .foi' the freu delivery -saeMewsproppiv whirti IH. tnjt an ln- creasp of'fl per cent. The grand aKsip- gale for the entire postal free clellveiy service, inclusive of both the fipp de- livery and rural free dellveiy, Is BIUTISH JLOST HKAVItY. Boers Attack Garrison nt Foi'tllnlil on Border ot Zululuuil. Durban, Natal, Sept. force of jl.SOO Boeie, commanded by Gsneial Botha, made an attack, which lasted) all day Ions, September 2fi, on Portltala, on the border of Zululanu. The burgh- ers weie finally repulsed, but at a heavy cost to the garrison, whose losses were an officer and eleven riien killed and five officers and thirty-eight men wounded. In addition sixty-three men are missing, of which number many are believed to have betin killed or wounded. The Boer commandant, Op- perman, and nineteen burgheus arc known to have been killed. Declilon In Taylor Case Deferred. Indianapolis, Sept. Durbln this afternoon Informed the Kentucky officials liere with a requisi- tion from Governor Beckham of Ken- tucky, lot the return to that state for trial of W. S. Taylor and Charles Fin- ley, charged with complicity in the Goebel murder, that he would not ren- der formal decision for a week or more. This final answer of the governor; was in compliance -with the request tte Kentucky representatives that the governor read carefully the transcript of the record and the briefs in the Powers case, the briefs and decisions of the court of appeals in all'the Goe- bel cases, together with the dissenting opinions of the judges of the court of appeals from the decision of the court. It is the general qpinion here that the requisition will be refused. Americans to Make Iinaa. Copenhagen, Sept. is officially! announced that the minister of finance, Alfred Hage, will, this week, recom- mend the rigsdag to authorize a gov- ernment loan of crowns. Americans are interested in the loan as they were in the recent loan of floated by the City of Copen- hagen, which was furnished by New Tork capitalists. S. B. Olsen and Mrs. Olsen of Min- neapolis are at present in Copenhagen. The Olsens and United States Minis- ter Swenson have been the guests of Baron Reetzthott, the former premier. The Olsens have made a tour of Asia, Africa and moat of Europe, and are now on their way home, by way of Paris and London. Anniversary of Kerolntlon. Madrid, Sept. anniversary of the revolution of 1868 was celebrated at Madrid and other towns yesterday. At a meeting of republicans and so- cialists at Barcelona, the crowds pro- ceeded to lay a wreath upon the monu- ment of General Prim, the once famous insurgent leader in Spain. The mobs collided with the police, who fired in response to a volley of stones. Three oC the persons participating in the dem- onstrations and two police officials were wounded. Will Send No Delegation. London, Oct. says a dispatch to the Daily Mall from Brus- sels, "has abandoned the idea of send- ing a delegation to the president of the United States, having ascertained- that Mr. Roosevelt nvill pursue tha policy of non-interference." W. Connell, the captain of Company expenditures, WEATHER FORECAST. Wiuniagton, Sept. Fair cooler in western pertlom Wednesday fair; winds, NFWSPAPFRI 1EWSP4PERS ;