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/ '~ r 7 r i i ]Jill i i ilUl ii i L New Zealand's parliament is going to consider the questioft of Joining the sew ~ommonwealth to AtmtralhL Bricks are being made of glaJm in "~land grad the old adage ooncer~ng 4times houses promises to be seriously ~hnigration in Hungary has ammm~i ~mmal dimensions lately. DurtnK ~e "month 15,591 ~ were issued to - ~mtgrants. Northwestern university has a 1new ~0,000 donation club with which to go otter the $S0,000 more. All that it laeeds is an shirt.died hol~up man. t Mark Twaln. having smm the Dewey 4treh in New York, escaped calling it ~h&rch" in his enthusiasm, th~ ind~- ~m~ting that he ~Ul _not hoed to become mmecHmate~L The ~unty superintendent of aehools In Sea~l~, Wash., has ~psnt t&e gn~er part 0f ,his official term of ~ ~ at ~he State University, qualifying himself for the dutte~ of N~itioxL & S~lter of the brothem De Reszke :~-ltas linen stngit~g }ately in Br~ at -'~ Theater ,de ~ Mt:m.nai~. She has ver~ beat~l voice and is quite aa a mu~lVlan as her tainted ~others, who for many years di~u~l- ~d ~ siam,, from singing on the ~tage. B~t a~arentiy art has g~t the tm~r of hsr ~rubles. number of aborigines in New :B~ Wales continues to decrease, .~..According to the last report of tha Aborigines' ~Pr~teetion Board, there were ~,203 full-bloods and 3,689 half- ~te~ or 6;8~2 in all, in the colony at the end of June. The full-bloods have ~Iecre~ed from 6~540 in 1882, wlfllst ,the half castes have increased from Man,field, O., had its usual relaxa- ~'don With a DowIe elder the other day, when a mob attacked Homer Kessler, ~dv~rtiaktg manager of "The "Coming ~lty" anal stoned him and the deputy ~heriff~ ,who had ~ken him in charge. Zn the exchange ~f qtone compliments the deputes and a cabman seem to have feted worsethan the Dowieite. It mow seem~ reasonably certain that Mansfield does not want the Dowie- ~ltos, but .it is also certain it is taking he mo~t effective steps inspreading he humbug cult. Dawlelsm has plenty ~of c~nveris, who are glad to achieve ~che cheap martyrdom Mknsfleld seems w~lltmg to bestow upon them. ~tter c~rrying a Union bullet in his qbody for thirty-eight years, General I~. N. RichboRrg of Mo~rtgomery, S. C., has g~t rid of fit. He commanded the ourth brigade~ South Carolina militia, 'w~m twice wou~tded at the baJ~tle of Fr~ie~s farm, ~une 7, 1862, and while --chOrtling .the I~eastworks a bullet ~struck ~lm full in the breast: The ~other ,~y at M~tgomery he felt a l~dn in his back. and ~hat night he ~laced a drawing ~l~ter to the spot -where timre was ~nfiamma~ton. The a~ext m~ing the ~ln was relieved, ~md lakt~lg off the p'h~ster, he ~und the ~bullet sth~ng to iL The co~t and geo~letic survey has ~ecently completed some very caxefnl ~k~veling ol~rations whl~ show that The surface of the Gulf ,of Mexico Mes ~eptibty ~lgher tha~ ~h~tt of the ~t- ti8 ocean. Btween the surface ot ~the ocean at ~t. Augustine, on the east- ern ~nore ,of Florida, and Y.he surface of ~ gulf at Cedar Keys, ~ the West- ~rn ~hore, thexe is a meandifference in level of nine~tenths of a feot. This is con~dered to be sufficient to acoount for the outpourilag current of the gulf "strum, which in the narrower 9axt of the Strait of Florida touches bottom. The surplus of water which rai~ the gulf above the level of the ocean is 8pi~rent!Y received through the Yu- catan e]~unel, being driven in'by the prevailing equatorial currents from the Surgeons' recently a~proved certain by Dr. J. N. Hurby, and it Is said that two of the western railroads have already agreed to carry them OUt. They call for the rem0val from passenger cars of plush ~overiugs, carpets, boxes over- steam pipes, carved work, 'slat blinds and all ether materials, fittings and ornaments that are likely to catch or disseminate dlsea~e germs. Doctor Hurby said un- ~Ifleuaut things, too, about, the tin drinking cuPs used by everybody, and advocated providing lndlvidttal paper e~Ips, Of course, he did not fail to give g thrust at the .ventilating appliances. I II I I I Ill II I I I I I [ I PROF. SCHURMANN ANSWERS SENOR AGUINALDO'$ AGENT Bu~al~ N. Y., Nov. ~.~Prof. Jacob G. ~churmann, who passed through afternoon en route from the w~st Ithaca, furnishes the following re- to an open it~ter addressed t~ him Stxto Loper, ~m ~tgeI~t of Ag~alamldo: "Mr. Sixto I~peg'~ open letter of the ~d lnsL, addresse~ to me, although I have not yet seen ~t except in the news- papers, is a gratifying proof ~f the cor- rectness of ~ae ~eport of the Philippine commlssign. M,r. ~opez, by his decla- rations, ~s all I have said of the promisl~g educational possibilities in the ]Philippines. and Of the admirable character ,o~ :~he educated Filipinos, few though they are, who may be taken ~s ~a ~J~pe of the promise of the future. Nor does Mr. T~opez deny that the masses of the inhabitants of the Philippine islands of all tribes and race~, are uneducated :and ignorant. "Furthermore, by silent acquiescence in the report of our committee, Mr. Lo- pe~z acknowledges that the majority of the FlltIflnos either desire American so~,eveig~ty, as is the ease with the men ,ot ~lucation and property, or ac- quiesce itn it, or are indifferent to it, and that thedemand for independence originated With the ambitious Tagslog insurgent leaders, who have diffused it with ~flre and sword, aided by atrocious ~nisrepresentations of the aims ~ud purpos~ 0f the United States. "Lestiy, Mr. Lopez does not question the finding of our commission that the Inhabitants of the Phillpl~ine islands are marked with great racial and tribal difference~ by immense varieties of ~o- sial.conditions Which range all the way -from the civilization of Manila, down through all phases of barbarism to the naked ~avage of Mtndanao and north- ~vn Luzon, by a bewildering multiplic- ity of languages which are mutually unintelligible by dense ignorance on ~y e p~rt of the 'masses of the people; the .absence of union and concert I and the utter lack of the idea and sen- timent of nationality, and the absolt~te inexperience of all classes in the affairs of government, which Spain always kept ~ Spanish hand~ "A~I the consequence to be-drawn from all this is equally indisputable, nor does Mr. Lope~ seek to dispute it, namely, that the various and diversi- fied peoples of the Philippine I~lands ave at the present time incapable of be- ing considered as a nation; they are ut~ terly unfit to accept sovereignty over the archipelago, even if the American Deople wished to invest them with it; nor have they any hope of ever becom- ing a free and self-governing nation, except in the continuance of American ~overetgnty over them, and in the peace, prosperity and ever increasing Uberty of self-government which the American fiug guarantees them. Pull q[own our flag and you leave the Phlll~lnes a prey to internal feuds and domestic Insurrections which would quickly beget anarchy. This would necessitate the intervention of foreig~ powers for the protection of the lives and property of their subjects. Of course the islands would eventually be divided up among them and the Fil- ipinos would exchange the free institu- tions and home rule which the Ameri- can people desire, aa soon as possible, and in the largest degree practicable, to bestow ~pon them, for the genuine imperialism of the old world emperors, kings and czars. "It is the mission of our republic to save t~e Filipinos, who in general are most promising, estimable and even lovable people, from this cruel fate. and to train them up to the use of free institutions and the noble work of self-government, Just as quickly an~ as generously as they or any portion of them can be induced to exercise a civic function so arduous and so un- accustomed." OFFICIAL REP0t~T The St. Paul left Southampton and Cherbourg October 24th with a full ABOUT CAPE NOME Washington, Nov. 5.--Brigadier Gen- George M. Randall, commanding the Department of Aiska. has sub- mitred his anuual report. Much space le devoted to conditions at Nome, which &e found upon his arrival at a critical stage. It was difficult to ob- tWn convictions by Jury trial in the United States commissioners' offices, which emboldened the lawless. Labor organizations prevented men from working for less than $1 an hour and were.the cause of much destitution and destruction of property. FUlly 18,000 people arrived at Nome in Jtme. Claim Jumping was the order o~ ~he day. Many property owners were disposed to defend their rights by taking ~he law into their own hands. The arrival of troops prevented serious disorder. The military took charge, thoroughly examined into all com- plaints a~d where the rights of proper- ty .could be determined, placed it" in the .possesion of lawful owners. "Cap- tain W. A. Bethel, who acted as Judge advocate in. these courts, is highly pr~ by "General Randall. were about 500 .men working on t~ne beach at Nome with machinery at one time, and many declined to give answers concerning the prospects for gold, while others admitted they were taking out only from $4 to $6 a day. The beach was practically worked out last year. The tundra is believed to ~be rich, but it would require l~rge cap- ital to ~roduee results. There Is a large area of country which has not been prospected, where gold can yet be found, but It requires men of experi- ence to develop such a country. General Randall says it has been de- cided to establish a permanent mili- tary station on the island of St. Mi- chael. He recommends the purchase ot~ two stern-wheel river steamers for op- eratlons on the Yukon and that all eo~, forage and bullding~material in- tended for Alaskan posts be started from Seattle not later than June 15th and shipped in sailing vessels, for econ. omy. Also, thaC a cable be laid from Seattle, via Juneau and Skagway, to Voider, connecting with the telegraph line now building over the all.Ameri- can route from Valdez to Pert:Egbert, and down the Yukon river to Fort Mi- chael. When this line is complete, General Randall says, military head- quarters should be in southern Alaska, or at Seattle. He recommends a life-saving station in the vicinity of Nome. He also rec- ommends that lighthouses with fog whistles be established ia southeast Alaska at Cape Cox, Cape Olmmanna and Five Fingers; also a fog signal at Unimak pass. He also recommends a military reservation at Dutch Harbor, and a cOaling station, and thinks the need may arise at some future time for erecting fortifications.at this place. He further says: "I recommend that the government afford some relief to the natives until such time as they can take care of themselves?' "I am of opinion that it would be a mistake for the government to-give any aid in fu~e to the venturesome classes of white men who come to Alaska- About 300 have been sent out on transports and other vessels this year and many more will be sent be- fore the close of navigation. The con- ditions are now generally known throughout the state and ,the expec- tation of government aid in returning in all these matters there is room for to their homes in case of failure has improvement, a~id doubtless travelers without doubt been the most hopeful by rallway would willingly dispense prospect in view to a considerable num- with "plush and gingerbread work" in ber :who have come to the country since favor of ~lean, airy, who!esome cars. [ 1897, and especially in the recent rush ia~ nearer to Q~ ~ i q -- -" .......... " -'e-t in [ different officials vary as to the ~ause l~OtaDie a~ ItS potl~t~ .e~ u [ " ~ -~"ldent bUt ~he dam~,~ sus- binding together more. closely, the j t~n~ by'he steamship will p~bal~y -members of the Ca~onteaera-] amount to-several hundred thousa~ tl0~. dollars, cargo, 346 cabin passengers and 245 in the steerage. The accident occurred on Monday last at about 8 p. m., while some of the ~aloon passengers were still at dinner and others were promenading, a sud- den shock was felt all over the ship, although it was not sufficiently severe to cause a panic. The engines were stopped 4n a few minutes, but it is'said that during that time the whirling ma- chinery, free of the weight of the pro- poller, wrought havoc rn the engine room. The officials of the steamship refusc~l to allow ax[yone to enter the engine room. One of the engineers of the St, Paul made the following statement to-night: "It ~viil take five months to repair the damage, which is to the extent of from $250,000 to $300,000. The starboard en- gine is a wreck. The ship did not strike a derelict, but an unusually big sea struck her, throwing her stern out of the water, and the propellers, having no resistance, made frightfully rapid revolutions, which caused the star. board engine to race. and the starboard tail shaft broke in two and with the wheel fell into the water. The amount of damage done is not surprising, when you take into consideration the sudden liberation of 10,000 horse power. "Four of the six. cylinders are com- pletely wrecked, two piston rods are bent, one connecting rod is bent and the starboard engine sha~ is sprung ~lx inches The starboard ~ngine is wrecked ebyond repair." Golden ]P~,per Mnl~ Burned. Golden, C~lo., Nov. 3.--Early Friday morning fire broke out in the Golden paper mills and the plant was entirely destroyed. A large stock of paper ready for shipment was also burned. The plant was owned and operated by Wells & Peppard and valued at about $45,000, with only $12.500 insurance. It is supposed that the fire was caused by a hot box in the new machinery, near which was a great quantlty of waste paper and other inflammable ~ps-" terial. The flames spread quickly through the plant and by the time the alarm was given the fire was beyond control. The Golden fremen responded promptly and did magnlflcent work in saving Senator Wells' residence and the Rock flour mills, both of which are lo- cated in the same block. The large warehouse near by was also saved. This was the first mill erected in Golden and has been one of her most profitable industries. Senator Wells has been connected with these mills for over thirty years. Of late year~ the attention of the management has been devoted to the manufacture of building paper, and it was the only industry of the kind west of the Missouri river, which gave these mills a practical mc~ nopoly of this kind of paper, The en- tire output found a ready market in Colorado, and a 500-ton contract had Just been begun. Other contracts were pending. The mills employed about twenty wrecked beyond repair." Baggl~ge Clitims S 8eat. New York, Nov. 5.~One of the courts of New York has deeided that a rail- way passenger leaving his valise or hand baggage in a seat is legally en- titled to the seat, provided the passen- ger was not occupying anothe~ seat in the train, as in the smoking car.' A passenger cannot legally claim two ~mts in the same train. The court also ruled if a passenger ~eaves a seat with- out in some way marking it as for him. self and retUrning 'finds it occupied by another passenger, he has no legal right to ask the passenger to &lye up the seat. Although the quartermaster's depart- ment of the army will forward all Christmas packages intended for sol- diers in the Philippines, it is not en'- ceuraging such shipments, for the rea- son that, unless the law Is changed, a large majority of the troops in that country will "be on their way home by the Christmas holidays or soon there. after. These Christmas packages are transported free of eharge. Persons in- tending to take advantage of this priv- ilege will have to start their packages at once, as'it will take at least five or mix weeks to distribute them to variotm pulnts where troops a~e stationed. DIRE PREDICTIONS FOR GREAT BRITAIN London, Nov. 5.--The reconstruction of the British cabinet and the climax of rowdyism which marked the home- coming of the City Imperial volunteers were the topics of the week. The seri- ous weeklies frankly almlt the shame- fulness of last Monday night's mob ruM, for which the return of the City Imperial volunteers from South Africa was the excuse, The Speaker declares the "degrading influences of the last tweIve months have left neither self- control nor self-respect in the populace, fed daily on a diet of sensationalism and passion." As an appropriate conjunction of this self-analy~is and confession of at least temporary degeneracy, the National Re- view publishes striking articles forcibly pointing out Great Britain's dire need of political and economic reconstruc- tion, the inadequacy of both the navy and army, ss at present organized, to meet possible and even probable emer- gencies, and the inability of the coun- try to cope with a sudden invasion. These come from the pens of English IAuthorities which are neither historical nor ignorant. George J. Goschen, the retiring first lord or the admiralty, It is said, has let the British squadron i~ the far east be outnumbered by the Germans, and the British fleet in the Mediterranean is asserted to be far below the necessary strength, without coal stores and basis, while the home dock yards are congested with re.rye tsh~ps that cannot be kept in order. and an effective mobilization at short notice is out of the question Captain Oalrnes with convincing detail, exposes how comparatively easy it would be for France to land several hundred thousand men in England (basing his belief on the landing of American Itroope near Santiago) and marching them into London before the whole mo- billzation scheme could be put in ac- tion. Throughout these articles there is the evident conviction that Great Britain must soon fight one of the.great pew- ere. The shadow of that struggle al- ready overlies the land. which is not moving hand or foot to meet the pend- ing crisis. Dowteites Mobbed in Ohio. Mansfield. O., Nov. 5.--A vigilance committee of men and boys captured a Dowle elder, Mark L0blaw of Chicago, accompanied by a woman, presumably his wife, here about noon to-day. E. H. Lelby, a local Dowielte, who was with them, was chased to a swamp and made his escape. Loblaw and the wo- man were taken to the Erie depot and after being held there for two hours were compelled to buy tickets for the next town. Meantime another elder, who refused to give his name. was also brought in by a citizen and deported on the same train. Both men were kicked and cuffed by the crowd, which numbered several hundred, before the train ar- rived. While the unknown elder en- deavored to make a speech from the rear platform of the train he was pelt- ed with stones and gravel. 4~arnot'$ Stmtne Unveiled. Lyons, F'rance, Nov. 5.--No disorders marred the ceremony of unveiling the monument of the late President Cornet here yesterday, or the luncheon ten- doted President Loubet by the Cham- ber of Commerce which followed the nveiling. There was an imposing mobilization of troops along the route to the monu- ment, and the President's carriage was surrounded by curassiers. The entire city was hung with flags and the crowd was immense. The statue being unveiled, the may- or spoke of the glorious traditions of the Cornet family and recalled the fact that Sadie Cornet had repressed Bou- langerlsm. WUl Lives in ColomtLo. London, Nov. 5.--Bear rumors con- cernlng Stratton's Independence have had a bad effect on its shares, John Hays Hammvnd who went to Colorado to report on the Camp Bird property, has purchased a home in Denver and will remain in Colorado to look after Stratton's Independence. T. A. Rickard. general manager of the company, and Mr. Baker, one of the directors, are also here in New York. Mr. Baker sent a very favorable report to London. John Hays Hammond was retained as consulting engineer and will have a free hand. Some other American mines are like- ly to be fiottted in London after the election. Rush to Seek Pearls. Prairie Du Chlen, Wis., Nov. 5.--Dis- covery of pearls in the upper Mississip- pi river has caused a tremendous rush to the clam beds. House beats are crowding the river and more than 1,000 persons are camped along the river bank. The fading of a few thousand dollars' worth of pearls started the- raid. One of the pearls recently found, the Allen pearl, weighed 100 grains and.is said to be the largest perfect pearl yet taken from the river. It was pur- chased by William Moore of Comanche, IoWa, who paid $3,000 for it. Senator Davis in D~nger. St. Paul. Minn., Nov. ~--The condi- tion of Senator C. K. Davis iS reported as decidedly worse last ~lght, and grave fears are entertained that if his life is saved, it. may be at the cost of his foot, or Wossible his right leg. The pus which has formed in the foot has now gathered further back~ and indications are that it is permeat- ing the entire limb., The surgeons held a consultation yesterday and de- cided to send to Chicago for a spe- cialist. The senator suffered much pain. Cut ~ Schooner in Two. Queenstown, Nov. 5.--The Cunard liner Saxonia. Captain Pritchard, from Boston, October 27th, which arrived here yesterday morning, brought fif- teen members of the crew of the fish- Ing schooner Mary Mosqulto~which the Saxonia sank off Gloucester on the day of her departure from Boston. One member of the crew was drowned. The Cunarder was notdamaged. I I II Ill I I I I JONESMAKES A CONFESSION WHICH IMPLICATES PATRICK New York. Nov. 2.--The death of the "wealthy William Marsh Rice Septem- ber 23; the attempt of hie attorney, Albert T. Patrick, to cash checks for large amounts which purported to be signed by the millionaire; the refusal of the hank to cash the cheeks drs.wn on It, and the discovery that Rice was dead at the time the checks were pre- seuted; the subsequent claim of Patrick that Mr. Rice had made him by will the trustee of hie estate, which amount~ to anywhere from three to eight mil- lions; the charge of forgery against Patrick and Mr. Rice's valet, Charles F. Jones. and their arrest, have kept New York interested for over a month in what, by the developments of yes- terday, promises to become one of the nmst celebrated crimes which the courts of this city have l~een called on to investigate. The first incident which led up to yesterday's climax wus the rumor that Valet Jones bad made a confession to the authorities. Before the public had time to learn if the report was tree came the more startling news that Jones had attempted suicide by cutting his throat with a penknife given him, he says, by Attorney Patrick, for the ~sur~ of getting rid of the only wit- to Patrick's alleged crime. Attorney Patrick denies having fur- nished Jones with the penknife, and he also denies the statements in the con- tesslo~ Night Keeper Curran said Jones got the knife with which he cut his throat from Albert T. Patrtbk. Jones. after his suicidal attempt, was taken to Bellevue hospital, ~hysician~ having arrived Just in time to save him from death through'loss of blood. Last night surgeons said he was slightly better, and would recover. The confession of Jones was made to Assistant District Attorney Osborne, Captain McClusky, James Byrne of Hornblower, Byrne, Miller & Porter, and Mr. Miller of the same firm. He said that for some days prior to Mr. Rice's death Patrick had given Mr. Rice tablets of a grayish color; thai Mr. Rice took these tablets from Pat- rick, and that Patrick told him to take them, as he had taken some himself; that about this time Patrick and Mr. Rice had become very intimate; that Mr. Rice on Saturday sent Jones to Patrick's house to demand certain pa- pers from Patrick that he; Patrick. had in his possession. Co~itinuing, Jones said: "This was about the 12th of Septem- ber, 1900; Mr. Rice had been bothered with consumption. When Mr. Patrick brought him some tablets, Patrick said he had taken ~ome himself. Two days after this Mrs. Vanalstyne advised him toeat bananas. Mr. Rice said the ban- anas clogged his stomach, and I told the doctor. The doctor said that Rice having diarrhoea he would pull through. The tablets were ~Rken every night until the Friday before Mr. Rice died. "On the Sunday that Rice died Pat- rick asked me for a bottle and a sponge and I got them for him. He then asked me to leave the room. He said: 'I will remain with Mr. Rice ~ntil he goes to sleep, and will go out the eide door.' Two minutes later I heard Mr. Rice laughing, after I left the room. I went to the door and peeped in and saw Mr. Ricelying on his back an~ the towelwas folded in a cone shape over his whole face, and Mr. Patrick was holding it over his face with his right hand. Mr. Patrick did not see me, nor did Mr. Rice. I opened the door Just enough to see what was going on, and Just as eden as I saw the position 6f things I went and lay down on my bed and went to sleep." Mr. Osborne says Jones "described Rice's death as follows: "Mr. Rice was very sick. Patrick said to me: 'Go and get a doctor.' I went for one an& he came back with me and pronounced Rice dead. Patrick asked: 'How lon~ ha~ he been dead?' The doctor answer- ed: 'Twenty minutes.' It was about 9 o'clock. Patrick asked tlte doctor what was the next thing to do. The doctoir said to get an undertaker. The doctor recommended an undertaker named Senior, at Madison avenue and Fifty-ninth street. I went there, but did not get Senior. and Ptttrtck said: 'Never mind; I'll get another.' "When I got back I found an under- taker named Plowright there. Then Patrick took me aside and said: 'Now. Jones, we've got to get all of the old man's papers. Understand. we must get all of them.' We took nil the papers we could find and Patrick bundled them up and took them away with him. Monday morning Patrick came to Mr. Rice's house. He had a cheek book in his hand. He said: 'This is Mr. Rice's checkbook.' Then he showed me two cheeks signed W. M. Rice. 'N~w/ he said, 'I want you to fill out the amount.~ of these checks.' and at his request I filled out one for $25,000 and answer for $65,000. "As to the embalming of Mr. Rice's body, the letter used was dictated by Mr. Rice, either in July or August, but it was not signed by him. I saw thin letter among Rice's papers on sevdral occasions. "The next day Patrick r~turned aid had with him bank books and che~k books. He had a number of blank checks` 'I have some checks that I want you to fill out,' he said. 'One on S. M. Swanson & Sons for $25,000.' One wa~ filled out for $65,000 on S. M. Swanson & Sons, one for $25,000 on the Fifth Avenue Trust Company and one for $135,000 on the same company. He told me he had the proper right to cash these checks before Rice's death became known--his words were 'legal right.' He left at 8:30 or 9 o'clock and said he would telephone me t~ dictate messages to be sent to the relatlves and Baker, and to tell the bank if it called up that the checks were good. "About 11:30 o'clock he called me up and said: 'We've made a bust of it.' He again told me to tell the bank that the checks were all right. About ten min- utes later Mr. Wallace called up and asked for Mr. Rice. He asked me if the cheeks were in my handwriting. I told him 'yes, if you send it up I will correct it.' That is how he explained the spelling of the name Albert 'Abert,' instead ~of correctly. Then he told me~ to have Mr. Rice come m the telephone. I said: 'Very well.' and rang off. The~ I called up Patrick and told him. He told me to tell them if called up again that Mr. Rice was dead. "Swanson came to the telephone antl asked about Rice. Then he wanted to know all about it. I told him he ha~' died at 8 o'clock the night before?' Mr. Miller of the firm of Hornbl0wer~ & Byrne was at the prison ward i~ Bellevue hospital with Jones for a~ hour. Jones, he said, was unnerved amt broken. He lay on his cot a*nd sobbe~ and cried llke a child. Mr. Miller said~ ffones told him that Patrick told him t~ kill himself, as he had a bette~ oppor- tunity to do so than he (Patrick), as there was another man in the Cell with Patrick Miller said that Jones furth- er quoted Patrick as saying: "What can I do? I have two Child- ren, and what will become of them in case I am tried and this is found odt~" Mr. Osborne was asked what part of the Rice estate Jones had expected to~ get. ITs said Jones told him Patrielv had assured him of being well cared for, b~t.~had promised nothing more definite." The estate, Mr. Osborne said. is estimated at from three to eight mid l~ons. UNCLE SAM'S RULE A GREAT BOON TO Tli CUBAN PEOPLE London, Nov. 2.--Joseph White Todd, ~resident of the Cuban Central Rail- way Company, while making his an- nual report to-day to the shareholders, ~ald a glowing tribute to what he called "the spiendld administration af- forded Cuba by the government of the United States since the war." Mr. Todd said: "Uncle Sam's regime has been a great boon to the island. It has re- stored peace and security with extra- ordinary promptness and has given ev- ery encouragement to legitimate in- dustry. For ~xample, the energetic Yankee seem~ to have stimulated the natives to put off in some measure the indolence of the tropics for the activity of the temperate zone. Everywhere in the region penetrated by our lines we see the beginnings of a genuine indus- trial enthusiasm and a hope for the speedy return to Cuba of her more prosperous days." Several of the shareholders interrupt- ed Mr. Todd at this point to inquire whether there were any prospects of an immediate withdrawal of the Unit- ed States authority from the island. He~ replied: "We hope not. Certainly, from my knowledge of American official opiu- ion, I should say that the Washington government deeply appreciates its re- sponsibilities consequent upon the Spanish#war. I thinks we can safely promise our shareholders that there will be no withdrawal of Yankee au- thority from Cuba until some govern- ment equally stable has arisen to take its place. Meanwhile, no O~bans. worthy of serious regard fret under the. previsional control of the Americans." Mr. Todd thinks Cuba needs-only re- pose in order to beeome the richest and most productive country of its size in the world. Concerning the report that Governor General Wood means to ap- point a railroad commission to fix the rates and regulate railway construction in Cuba, Mr. Todd said to the Chlcag~ Record correspondent: "We have not heard of any such commission. For our own part, we are making the rate~ as low as possible in order to fo~te~ traffic.~ 1 ESCAPE OF THE ROYAL REFUGEES Victoria, B. C. Nov. 2.--A Yokohama paper says: Th9 details of the escape of the Em- press Dowager and the Emperor from Pekin are interesting not only as showing that they were in the city at. ter the allies gained possession, but also that their flight was of the most aurried and even pathetic character. . They left early August 15th, with a nester escort, the two occupying the same conveyance. At Ewan they procured a camel, on whose back a sedan chair was fixed and at Suen Hwa ttien four more were secured. They had neither luggage nor night robes and for three nights were ~bliged to sleep on.bare divans (brick beds warmed by a slow fire) with no covering. They were unable to get proper meal and had to satisfy their hunger on rice gruel. On arrival at Hwai Lai local officials lent their ser- vices and from that on they escaped all the humiliations that they had thu~ far experienced. It seems-that August 10th the orde~ to move the court from Pekin was is- sued, hut there was no means of con~ veyance. August 13th the artillery o~ the allie~ was heard, its roar increas- ing until the morning of the 14th, whe~ shells and bullets flew thick and fasL When at last it was reported that ~h~ gates had yielded frantic prepexations ~or fight were made, the little party astening away before daylight the following morning, only a few eunuehs. princes of the royal blood and manchu peers accompanying the imperial equi- i page. The Denver Fmst|vaL Denver, Colo.. Nov. 2.--Denver have a Festival of Mountain and Plai~ iu 1901. This was decided upon at meeting of the board of dll which was .held last evening in val headquarters. 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