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Tflfi COORIEB, AL<3<3tfA, IOWA, FRIDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER * 6RAVE YARD CAMPAIGN Jap s Will Try to Capture th« tombs of Chinese Emperors, They Succeed the Superstitions Fl| Tails Will Take It as a Sign From Heaven That the Dynasty Is Doomed. 'RUSSIA AS AMERICA'S FRIEND STATUE TO GEN. M'CLELLAN "VICTORIA, B. C., Oct. 25.—Thesteamei 'Empress of Japan brings the following ladvlces from the orient: No very re- Icent engagements have been reported ^just before the sailing of the Empresi ,from Yokohama. Details of the sea (fight at the Yalu river were thon 'monopolizing attention. The Hochi (gives the following as an approximate .estimate of the losses of'the Chinese at jPing Yang: Officers and men killed jabout 1,800, wounded about 2,000 and Iprisoners over 700. The mimber of the •(dead given is exclusive of the bodies Swashed away in 'the river Ta) 'Dong. The horses killed num- 'ber 1,100, wounded 800 and cap- rtured over 000. The treasure 'captured amounted to about 1,220,000 'yen in Japanese currency, including Igold and silve.r'jBoin, bullion and Corean '.coin. Rice and other cereals, sufficient Ho maintain 1 the army for a period of ithree weeks were. also captured. The larms captured include forty-two can- inon, 1,300 rifles and about 1,800 tents. •Count Inouyekaoru, Japanese minister for home a.ffairs, has decided to proceed !to Corea at once with n, view to accom- jplishing the reform of the Corean gov- lernment and the cruiser Yoshimo is to Convey him thither. This step is taken .\in view of the rapid development of •numerous plots at Seoul, which appears to bo a veritable hot bed of treason and treachery. At the la'test writing it seemed that (in directing their march toward Mouk•den, the Japanese policy was to destroy the imperial ancestral, halls and imperial tombs. If they succeed in doing (So, the fate of the present reigning •house of China is sealed, for the whole jChinese people will at once say that Inifestly decided that the ity shall cease to reign. A .iftage of the inarch to Mouk- cM3 to open up the only good ojw exists in China, the im- al road from Moukden to , -J\JL\I how the Japanese can anarch to ifoukden without exposing themselves to' the danger of having •their line of supplies cut off, it is difficult to say.' Up to the 28th inst. there •were no signs nor news of the Japanese /in Yalu, and as thei-e were large Chi- inese armies between Yalu and Ping (Yang many battles will have to be .fought before the Japanese cross that liver. (Pekin. Chinese Kun Like Sheep. LONDON, Oct. 25.—A dispatch to the •Central News agency from Me-Ju says '•<Jount Yama Gata, commander of the Japanese forces in Corea, has reported rto the government at Tokio that a de rtachment of 1,000 Japanese infantry -crossed the Yalu river on the morning of October 34 at Sullochina.Vabove Wi -Ju. Shortly after crossing the troops •met a body of Chinese composed of >600 cavalry and 100 infant*!^' with two •cannon. The Japanese at once attacked the enemy and the latter fled, (leaving behind them the two guns and «, large number of muskets. The Chinese lost twenty killed and wounded; 'but there was not a single fatality among the Japanese. The. latter also iseized a fort near the scene of the engagement. A detachment of Japanese ..forces is advancing upon Laishiven and the main body is crossing the Yalu :river. , Chinese K vacua to Port Arthur. \ 'SHANGHAI, Oct. 25.—It is reported Jn'ere that the Chinese have evacuated .Port Arthur. A report is also current •that the Japanese have effected a landing at Talien Wan bay, on the Corean :side of the Kwang Tang peninsula, not far from Port Arthur. •. Ambassador to Washington Speaks ot the Opinion of the Imperial Family. WASHINGTON, Oct. S3,—Prince Cata- cuzene, the Russian t minister to the United States, has accorded the press an interview concerning tho czar and the affairs of Russia. Russia has enjoyed stability and progress under the .present emperor, said the prince. He has given what it most needed—Stability—after it had been rent by a liberal policy wholly unsuited to Russia. The cry for a constitution has been raised. The former emperor-surrendered much to the liberal sentiment, only to be compelled to take back part when he found he had yielded too much. But the present emperor neither yielded nor took back. He tried no new and liberal politics. Ho affirmed that Rus sia was to be tho same Russia as before. Thus he has restored stability and peace within and without. He is guided only by his touching devotion for the Russian people, which has inspired all his actions and has overcome discontent. The minister was asked if nihilism had been overcome. "To a large extent it has," ho said, '"because it cannot exist in the face ol the sentiment of the Russian people that their emperor loves them. Bui the deVil will always exist in secret and so nihilism may find occasional ex- 'prossion in Russia, jnst as socialism takes like forms in this and ail other countries." ' "Who will be the successor of the .present czar?" It will be the Grand Duke Nicholas called also the czarowiteh. His succes sion as emperor is fixed and is unalterable." This led to a question as to the recent scandals circulated as to the troubles within the imperial household, Which it was alleged might lead to th» displacement of the grand duko. ' "The imperial family has a beautiful' domestic life," said he. "The children are still the babies, the pets of their ( father, and there is the sincerest devo- votior, among them. These cruel slanders are quickly recognized as inventions by those who know tho sweet home life of the imperial family. . "It is asserted also that the Grand, Duke Nicholas is an enemy of Aiiieri-^ ca. I think I see in that the invention of the Jew, who hates Russia, naturally enough. As a matter of fact, the present emperor and the Grand Duke^ Nicholas have the utmost admiration and friendship for America. When I was about to leave for America I spoke • to the emperor of the gifts of grain America had made to Russia, and of the Americans who had come to bring it. I suggested .that souvenirs be given to these generous people, as the usual imperial decorations would not be acceptabla to Americans. The emperor was quick and earnest in his response, and , as a result I brought from him silver souvenirs to tho Americans who had so generously remembered us. At the same time I spoke with hesitation to the graud duke of coming here, as I had been always in s Paris, Vienna and continental cities. 13ut the grand duko reassured me, and with .enthusiasm said: 'America, America, our friends.' In many ways did the czarowiteh show his great friendship for this country. It is a friendship which Americana cannot perhaps fully understand, ; Russia is:' impulsive; She flew to the help of America, of France and of other coun- v tries in time of their need. It is a sentiment which would again induce her to fly to the aid of America in time of need." mpresslve Exercises at the Ufi- veiling in Philadelphia, Prominent Men Present and Thousand* Take Part In the Parade In Honor of the Memory of "Little Mac." PHILABELPIA, Pa., Oct. 24.—Amid aatriotic addresses, the playing oi bands innumerable and the shouts oi tho assembled multitude, the bronze equestrian statue of General George li. McClellan was unveiled this afternoon at the northeast corner of the city hall plaza. In accordance with a proclamation of Mayor Stuart, the day was observed as a general holiday, and publifi and private buildings, as well as a large number of residences were profusely decorated with flags and bunting. The exercises of the day began with a grand civic and military pa' geant, unequaled in the history of tht city as a demonstration of popular re' snect and affection. " The procession formed shortly aftei 13 o'clock at Broad and Huutington streets and marched down Broad street, passing the reviewing stand at, thepub* lie buildings. The windows and roof« along the line of march were crowded with spectators and the parade passed between a continuous''volloy of cheers Twelve thousand people were in line, t THE ATCHISON FIGHT. AKRON SHROUDED IN SMOKE Bridges—J hear that you have a boy at your house. Accept my congratulations; he is worth a thousand dollars. Brooks (ruefully)-'-He'll need to be, i I am to get 6 per cent on my invest ments up to date. r M : No Confirmation of the News, • ..LONDON, Oct. 25.—At the Japanese legation in this city no news confirming the reported lauding of the Japanese army under Field Marshal Count •Oyama near Port Arthur has been received, but the Japanese officials fully •credit the report. They say that it .seems certain that Oyama's expedition, was sent to attack Port Arthur, or Wei Hai Wei, or both. Ho—Nell's engagement to Jack is broken off. She—Goodness! Who did it? He—Both. They're married. third of this number belonging to th national guard of Pennsylvania, Nev» Jersey and New York. An .equal nuin- ber of veteran soldiers turned . out td demonstrate the love and respect thej bear the memory of their old com-.- uiauder. The place of honor was accorded thi survivors of tho Sixth Penusylvauij cavalry volunteers (Hush's lancers)/ Among the civic and semiinilitary OP ganizatious which participated wer« the Loyal Legion, the Girard Colleg^ Cadets, the Sous of Veterans, the Soci 1 ety of Cincinnati, the Union Veteran association, the Sons of the America! Revolution and the Sons of tho Societj of the War of 1812. Colonel R. S.. Ed. wards acted as chief marshal. , A notable feature of the parade wai, the absence of all kinds of flags, ban ners and trophies except the plain stars and stripes. As the procession neared the reviewing stand a inajoj general's salute of seventeen gum was fired. The mammoth stand erected for the occasion was occupied by more than 200 distinguished visiW ors, including General Schotteld, Gen' era! Howard, General Daniel Sickles, General James A. Beaver, Secretary of War Lament, General Sewell of NevV Jersey, Governor Pattison of Pennsylvania and Governor Wents of New Jersey. General William F. Smith, president of the McClellan Memorial association; presided over the unveiling ceremonies and the oration of the day was deliv-> ered by General W. B. Franklin of Hartford, Conn., who commanded ond of the grand divisions of the Army of the Potomac under General McCleilan. Major Moses Veale made the presenta-* tion speech to which response was made on the behalf of the city by Mayor Stuart. As the stars aud stripes wero pulled from tho statue, showing the lifelike representation of -'Little Mac," seated upon a spirited charger, a deafening shout burst from the assembled veterans. As a grand finale the mili- tai-y bauds present played the "Star" Spangled Banner." The statue of General McClellan is of heroic size. It was cast in some 1 dozen pieces weighing 8,000 pounds.; The total cost, including the pedestal,! is $19,000. The funds were raised by- popular subscription through the efforts of the McClellan Memorial association, of which Governor Pattison is treasurer. No Probability »* an Election of a Board of Directors Today. TOPEKA, Kas.. Oct. 35.—The Atchii son Stockholders' Protective associa- ion this morning made good its threat of last nij> '\t and there is no likelihood that the stockholders will elect a board of directors today. Before the hour for this morning's meeting all the old board of directors Were served with a restraining order issued by Judge Foster, enjoining them from electing a board of directors unless the cumulative method of voting, as required by the KansAs statutes was used. The order was made returnable Monday, October 39, and' it is probable that at the af tor- noon meeting of the stockholders an adjournment will be taken until next Tuesday, by which time it is expected the courts will have passed on the points raised by the protective committee. It is certain that the reorganization committee interests will not permit the cumulative voting method to be used unless compelled to do so by order of court. ' . A. A. liurd, general attorney of the Atehison system in Kansas, says that the law on the subject of cumulative voting does not apply to the company and he is satisfied that the court will so decide. He says that the charter of the:companv was issued before the law ^providing for cumulative voting was passed. The meeting was called to order at •10 o'clock this morning by D. 'B. Eob- inson, acting president of the company. The first order of business was the appointment of a committee on credentials to ascertain who held proxies and ,tho amount of it and the person authorized to vote. Mr. Robinson named as the committee Charles Blood Smith, Jainas Walker, jr., and Geo. W. Porter, all friends of the directors. •Newman Erb moved that Henry Woolman, an attorney of the protective committee, be added but this was promptly voted down. The meeting then adjourned until 2 o'clock to give the committee time to examine the stock book aud proxies and prepare its report. Much ill-feeling is being .exhibited by both factions and it is probable thai that the struggle will bo long draww out. The protective committee in cas< it succeeds in forcing the cumulative voting system expects it have sufficient strength to elecl "three and probably four directors. Th« three directors agreed upon are General B. F. Tracy, Theodore W. Meyers and Henry Clews. The committee has 25,000 shares of arbitrating stock ,and claims that the directors have 300,000 shares of the same kind. The Burning Copley Swamp Unbearable Nuisance. an NO HONOR (N CHINA. Tho Ground Mag liecn Smonldcrtr.g fo« More Than a Month—No Water Nearer Tlmn a Mile—Many Uulldtngs la Danger. AKTION, 0., Oct. 23.—The city is shrouded in a thick cloud of smoke from the burning' of Copley swamp this morning aud it is impossible *-o see more than fifty feet in any direction. The fire has been burning for more than a month and has covered a territory embracing 600 acres. The damage has been great, but up to the preaenl time no buildings have fallen a prey to the flames. Several times the fire has assumed 8 a threatening aspect, and hundreds o) men have been fighting it daily. The city of Akron has been asked to send fire apparatus to help extinguish the ifire, but as there is no water to be had .at a less distatice than a mile, no help 'could be given. The rainstorm of Sun day checked the fire somewhat, but th« 'ground is dry aud burns like tinder, and the flames have broken out afresh, Many farm buildings are in danger. IMPRESSIONS OF THE CZAR. CRANK CALLS ON CLEVELAND The THE MARKt.TS. THE PATRIOTIC JAPANESE. JV Powerful Section of the Opposition 1 . llofrain From Criticism. VIOTOBIA, B, 0., Oct. 25.— Additional -oriental advices by steamer say that ,the leaders of the Kashin-To, a powerful political party in Japan, have for- jnulated the following resolution for a •*on«an.tion to be held soon and which '-^will without doubt be unanimously Adopted: '• •„,, !r* . , ~ '" 1. Our^party will yota for whatever ' ^appropriation's of money may be n^ces- sary to carry the present war to such a termination as shall serve to chastise -China and secure permanent peace for the ..orient. . „ 3. Since it would only invite future calamities to patch up a temporary = peace, -our party will resolutely resist the accept-. ance of any proposal lor peace made before the vital objects of the war have been attained. 8. Since it is of essential importance that the whole nation shoiild be united in order to achieve the vital object of the war our parly will for the moment desist from any •^'criticisms of the cabinet's errors. In addition to the above resolution the meeting will be asked to pass an i\4- dress of congratulation to the sovereign tvnd a vote of thanks to the army and navy for the victories hitherto achieved, ^ 30I/THTAKOTAN SUICIDES. Sioux City Llvo Stoclc. UNION STOCK YARDS, Sioux CITV, Oct. 26.—Hogs—Heavy, 84.40^4.50; mixed $4.30^4,40; light, $4.15@4.80. Cuttle~-Beeves, $3.5U@8.00; cows and heifers, $1.00@2.50; bulls, $1.35@2.00; stockers and teeders, S1.50@2.75; y"earj lings uud calves, $1.50(uj2.10. ; ACTIVE AT EIGHTY. Chicago. UNION STOCK YAKDS, CiircAGo^Oct. .20. Hogs—Quotations: 'Heavy, $4.(iO®4.85; mixed, $4.30^4.75; light, $4.(5U@4.85; rough heavy, S4.35(g4.40. Cattle—Market firmer. Sheep—Market weaker. Cattle—Choice beeves, $5.50@G.10; poor to good, $3.00(^4,50; westerns, |.2,90(c<j4.40 cows, $1.00to8.i5; stockersnud feeders, $2.00^3.50. • _______ South Omaha, ' . SOUTH OMAHA, Oct. SG.'T Hogs—Heavy, $4.55@4,65; mixed, «4,25@ 4.00; light, $4.B5<a!4.oU. Cattle—Stockors and feeders, §8.00@3.30; cows, 81.25^3,75; common, Kansas City. KANSAS CITY, Oct. 20. Cattle—Native steors, $4.75(^5.65: co\vs aud heifers, $2.25@8.00; stockers ana feeders, $53.50(023.55; calms, $4.riD{Sj8.00. Hogs—Heavy, $4.35^4.10, medium, $4.35 (g'4.55; light, Son of i Wy, liraiu and Provisions. CHICAGO, Oct30. Flours-Spring patents, $3.00((^!j. 50. winter patents, $3.50te».KO! ; "Wheat — Cash, 54%@55%c; December; 52^0- Corn— Cash 48%c; closed 49%c. Oats — No. 2 . white 011 track, No. 8 white, 31o. Timoth.. . Flax—$1.40, \Vbiskyn—. Pork—Cash, $13.25; January, . ,. Lard—Cash, S7.1S34; January, $7.07K- Bibs—Cash, SQ.37M; Juauary, $8. r% Shoulders—$B,13>i!.@tJ.25 Bhort Clear—$u.87'4irt>'i'-00, ~ " " ' 14@33e; dairies, Young H ,'«;'• — Cheddars, Americas, IQc, Bggs-lflX©)?^. , • Hides— Light au$ heavy green salted, fully cured, 4%cj green hides, gre/u salted, c,alt,>8Ke; Beacons, each, S5c, ' Tallow— Unhanged; No 1, ; cake, 5J^c, _. , dry flint, 0 >5%c; General George Wallace Jones of Du- buquo, la., Visits Chicago. CHICAGO, Oct. 34.—Genei'al George Wallace Jones of Diibuque, la., is in* Chicago. At the ago of more than four score aud ten the father of the north- 1 west comes for money to the spot which, in his early manhood neither sheltered white men nor was known by' them. , This a'riend of Andrew Jackson, Daniel WebsteiyJ-Iem'y Clay, Jefferson Davis, Simon Cameron, Abraham Lincoln,and other celebrated figures in history,j the lirst United States senator from the state of Iowa, the recipient of many honors, the son of the first practitioneri in the courts of Illinois, sacrificed his) mountain of lead and other wealth in the cause of his friends and now comes to secure funds to operate the load yielding property fee has left. For this purpose he will organize a company. '• Though financial reverses have over* taken him in the sunset of life, ho re: joices in good health, a wonderful tnein-; ory, in which are 'indelibly fixed tho episodes of a more romantic career, and the more personal experiences in which lie figured as' a history maker in tho eai'ly years of the present century than any other man living. He is more active* than many men at 00, and, as for his appetite, .he enjoyed at, dinner yesterday soup, ham and cabbaga', vegetables, ice cream and cake. • But he grieves little at the loss of his wealth, nor does ho revile any of the men who were responsible for his financial ruin.' He is proud that with a pension of $30 a month as a veteran of the war of 3812, and with a house which brings a gross $10 per month in rental, his name Js untarnished. He says, however, that in this respect ha had a narrow es>oape, for he would have killed William H, Seward, Lincoln's secretary of state, had it not been for the wife of a United States senator. Failure In New Yorjc, NEW YORK,'Oct. Hr^SleJn *^Co., whp,lesale menV, Jmujshjipg goods, failed.''today, The firm- is>'one0f tha pid,eist in that ,Jip<? in tfie city. The failure is'attributed to' poo? business, difficulty Jn cojlec^ng- accounts, 4 e p*'P< ciatson in, stoclf and the illness for,, the, dast/ two year? of J he ' senior pay|ner, Man Who Challenged the German Emperor to ITlgut u Duel. NEW YOBK, Oct. 35.—A crank, and one of note, called this morning on Dr. Joseph Bryant, 54 West Thirty-sixth street, where Cleveland is stopping, and demanded to see the president. The man's name is Richard Goerdler of 414 West Fifty-seventh street. Goerdlor is the same crank who some years ago ' wrote to Emperor William of Germany, challenging him to a duel. Goerdler went up to Dr. Bryant's house about 9 o'clock. He rang the door bell violently and when tho butler responded demanded to see the president. The 'butler told him quietly but firmly that the president could not be srjen. Goerd- ler was finally ax-gued into going away. That President Cleveland is not surrounded by a throng of private detectives is shown by the episode of the morninjr. None of them was in evidence at the time of Crank Goerdler'p arrival. Mr. Goerdler could not be seen jitter the time he left Dr. Bryant's house. Dr. Bryant said this morning that President Cleveland would remain it his^home until 3 o'clock this afternoon, 'vhen he would leave on the con- trressional limited for Washington. The ioctor did not know whether or not the president would come back to register. RICH FIND IN A CAVE, A. Mexican Sheep Herder Discovers Hidden Treasure. DUBANQO, Mex., Oct. 25.—While Jose Maria Herrera was herdinpr a flock of sheep on the ranch of Julie Floras, forty miles west of here Tuesday, ho discovered a'cave which he partly explored. He found stored in the cave a box filled with gold coin and ornaments amounting to 1830)000. It is supposed that the treasure is a part of the. ill- gotten gains 01! ithe brigand, Benito Nasiz, who operated in that section vbout thirty yvsajrs ago. MEXICAN REBEL CAUGHT, Clmrles Emory Smith Talks of Ills Ob'. scrvatlons While Minister to Russia. i PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Oct. 23.—Ex-Min ister Charles Emory Smith who, during the time he represented the United States at St. Petersburg, had ample op 1 portunity to observe the personal and 'political characteristics of the "czar, talked interestingly when asked by o [reporter for his impressions as to the 'effect the death of the czar would hava on the Russian empire. Mr. Smith 'said: | "The impending death of the czai jcould, in my opinion, be a serious mis- [fortune for Russia and for Europe. II '•is not probable that there will be an j 'marked change in the conservative part (of the imperial government. The policy of the present reign has been wise, prudent and firm. It is likely to b« followed. But in the nature of tha case, with a new, untried sovereign, there must be solicitude until the linei are settled. As to Russia's internal 'affairs, the present emperor has given her tranquility and stability. There ii jbttlo discontent, no agitation and a general devotion to the crown on th{ jpart of all classes. Unexpected chang« necessarily breeds anxiety, but it finds a loyal public temper, and with wis« counsels it will be easy to move for | ward withoutdisturbances. Aiexandei I III has l&een an upright and earuesl • ruler, less commanding than Nicholas, iless liberal than Alexander II. He ha! jbeen well balanced. His tpersonalitiei Ihave inspired confidence both at home and abroad. He has been steadfast, conscientious and straightforward. H< has shared the reactionary tendency which followed the assassination of his father and which has been unfortunate in some of its developments, but with his policy he has united, a strong sense of justice. During the famine fa 1891-02 some extreme socialistic articles 'imputed to Count Tolstoi f/uud theii way into print. Tolstoi "Wiia engaged 'in relief work and some of the minis ters of the empire thought it unwise M let him go about among the peasant! preaching his revolutionary ideas and they advised that ho be placed unde\ house arrest. This action was greatlj denounced. "An English friend of mine just at 1 that time visited for some days at Tolstoi's home. Whenever the clatter oj hoofs was heard on the road it was supposed to be a squadron of soldierd to make the arrest. As a matter ol fact the emperor refused to accept the 'advice to place restrictions upon Tol-' stoi, saying that while his doctrines were wrong, he was doing a good am] humane work aud must not be interrupted in it. "No one could see anything of the pure and beautiful domestic life of thf emperor or of his laborious devotion tc the responsibilities of the crowuj or'liW .manifest desire to promote tho wolf aw of his people without great respect t'oi him. He has been a Russian of Russians in his feeling aud has aimed tc develop the national spirit of his people, but he lias joined with this national sentiment ;a deep personal sens s of right and duty." In an editorial in the Press,Mr.Smith writes of the czar as follows: "The sudden and swift collapse of the cza.« in tho very prime of life seems strange and almost incrediole. Hois only 49 Sfafor Klchtcr Disgusted With Celestial Officials, VicTcmtA, B. C., Oct. as,—Among the passengers on the Empress of Japan was 1 Major Ilichter, late of the Chinese army, who threw up the post of Inspector general of Tien Tstn in disgust He was formerly in the German ariny and was commissioned'by Li Hung Chang two years ago to inspect all troops,' regulars and militia, and suggest improvements, He entered heartily into the work, bttfc soon found it impossible- to perform them, He found corruption and fraud rampant, oven his reports to Li Hung Chang being garbled and cut before reaching him. Tho war with Japan was never exppcted and when it came China's troops were in a state of demoralisation, poorly armed, poorly drilled and generally disorganized. Large sums of money have been expended to increase the effectiveness of the army, but found its way into the', pockets of the various officers. After! leaving China Richter spent a short! time in Japan and had a long conference' with high Japanese officials at Hiroshima. When taxed with having given} away valuable information, Richter^ laughed at the idea, for he said he couldi gain more information from them than; he could give to the Japanese. Thej Japanese had been preparing for war; for several years. They had a complete' survey of every port. Major Richter: said they had excellent information as to the defense of Tien Tsln. GREAT NEBRASKA FIRE, an Ocean of Cherry County Swept by Flame. i HYA.NNIS, is'sb., Oct. ' 25.—A fearful conflagration has just swept over the' southern part of Cherry county and the northern part of Grant. The fire hag [ burned over a strip of country nearly oO' miles wide and destroyed hay stacks, homes and in some instances stock. Two men, names unknown, perished j in the flames. Tho hay of a number of. stockmen was burned and a large space of range ruined. At present the fire is spreading and •• extending farther north. The destruction of property is great and a number' 'of stockmen will be ruined financially. FIRE IN MONTREAL, Hotel de Normaiullo Gutted—Some Narrow Kscapcs. MONTREAL, Oct. 25.—The Hotel de' Normandie, at No. 64 St. Gabriel street, was gutted by fire early this morning. The fire started in the kitchen and', spread with such rapid progress that; the guests had to be rescued by fire-' men by way of ladders. Twenty peo- 1 pie were taken out in a half unconscious condition. A drug clerk named< Rouen was taken to Notre Dame hosV. pital badly injured. He cannot live. NEW SWITCHMEN'S UNION. Organized at Kansas City Wednesday— Insurance Clause Stopped. KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 25.—Switchmen from the railroad centers of the | tountry in convention here organized! today the National Switchmen's Union I ' »f North America to succeed.'tha•- Bwitchmen's Mutual Aid society, which !ell to pieces during the recent A. R. 0.' itrike. The most important change in: Ihe new constitution is the elimination 1 )f the insurance clause, which gave (1,000 for total disability or death of nembers. A weekly benefit clause lakes its plane. Kansas City is made Ihe permanent headquarters ol the uew' jrder. to Vhitor Oehoa Recaptured While Trying Get Out of the Country, iEr, PASO, Tex., Oct. 25.'.-— Victor Ochoa, the Mexican revolutionist, was recaptured at Toy ah station, on tho Texas Pacific road, last night by Deputy Sheriff Leaven and State Eanger Smith. He said he was intending to'go to Now Mexico when recaptured. The Mexicans are all in sympathy with him, He was captured at the house of Tibuleio Larco, an old friend and sympathizer, *-»-» PURSUING THE COOK GANG, Oct. 3,0,' ober, Indian Police, Sheriffs i»i«l Marshals After tho Robbers. MUSKOGEB, I. T., Oct. SS.—The Cook gang is headed for the mountains in the western part of the nation with the Indian police, fndion sheriffs and United States marshals JR close pursuit. As heavy rewards are offeree! for the leaders of the gang dead or alive it' }s believed that they will be captured soon. A more fearless and determined body of officers than the one in pursuit cannot/ be found, pauUU Vessel Jto»t. years old. Ho had the stalwart figure and physical prowess of the Romanoffs. 1 Standing 0 feet 2, well proportioned, tli'e. very picture of robust health, about the strongest man in Russia, living a well ordered life, he seemed the last of the living sovereigns upon whom dread 'disease would lay its fatal hand. His moral rectitude and his upright purpose have matched his rugged manhood. His character and impulses have inspired loyalty 'and devotion at home and respect and confidence abroad, For years he has been the sheet anchor of peace in Europe. As orpwn iprince ho won soldierly laurels in the Russo- Turkish war, but as omperor he has been supremely devoted to continental peace and has boon the surest and most potent force in maintaining"it. With one hand he moderated the impulsive ardor of France and with the other he warned aud checked the aggressive ten dency of Germany. He restrained the hostiln spirit of others and renounced warlike purposes. Had he been rest less, ambitious of mjlHary glory and aggrandizement, he might easily lmv« applied the torch which would have set Jiurope aflame, But ho had a stead; band over the great powers and refused to bs disturbed and diverted by the pitiful squabbles of the Balkan states. Calm, cool and self possessed, he conserved the, ecmijibrjuni, ft ud peace ai • An Important Case. Sioux-FALLS,.S. D., Oct. 25.—During the term of United States court now .ta tession here the case of Samuel A.' Allerton against the Highland Mining eompauy will be tried. Mr. Allerton Is ex-president of the First National! bank of Chicago and one of the largest' stockholders in both that institution. and the Allerton Packing company of Chicago. He sues for the recovery of' flye thirty seconds interest in the Ilomestake No. 2 mine in the Black Hills; $3,343,750, the amount of the profits from the five thirty seconds of that mine since 1879, and $50,000 damages for the wrongfully withholding of the'property from the plaintiff since 1879. ' The complaint states that the mine in question is situated on th^clivide between Gold Run and Bfobtsiil Gulch just north of the city of Lead, and that the plaintiff has been the rightful owner of, and entitled to possession of a five thirty-seconds interest in said mine since July 16, 1879. That since that date the Highland Mining com- , oany has withheld from the plaintiff, the possession of tha said five thirty- seconds interest, and for this the plain-' tiff asks 3550,000 damages. The com- plaiut alleges that the rent's, issues and profits of the said gold mine since July 10, 1879 has been 5515,000,000, and that five,thirty-seconds of this or 53,343,750 belongs to tho plaintiff. ' ~ < In answering the plaintiff admits the residence of the plaintiff, but denies* any knowledge as to whether ho is a 1 citizen of the state of Illinois or of tho, United States; admits the existence Q£ the Highland Mining company as de T scribed in the complaiiit, but denies all other allegations; that as to the.. 53,343,750 part of the cau&es, stated }» • the complaint, the same did nofc aocvuo sis? years before the eominenueraenl^ ot this action, Thomas J. Grier,. super-'' i intoBde.nt of the Homestiate 'Mining"company, which includes, the Highland,; ^' sorapany, makes affidavit as to the/ M. porrectness of tho answer, v j • There is another suit peudipg in, tho.';, Plack, Bills , against this rowing cor poratjoj} involving $700,000 . lands, f JL'Ue '

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