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By SEWARD W. HOPKINS. X
(Osprriedat. kf Bonn ma'i MM
•Ton we right, Tom. Ton will have
to know it, ud keeping it from yon
only aggro rate* the distress. Yonr
good old ancle is—deed."
"Deed I Unela Tom deed? It can
not be poesiblel" >
"It ie not only possible, but • pein
-111 teak. The dey yon were brought
here raving about Winnie end the lava
end the priests, Uncle Tom gave wey
nnder the shook. Be tried to do whet
he oould for you, but waa compelled
to teke to his bed. The next morn
&es his ettendent went to ronse
he wee found deed. He hed
pessed quietly ewey in the night.
"Deed!" I murmured, es I ley beck
on my pillow end sighed weerily.
"Winnie deed, Uncle Tom deed, end
that hateful priestess elive! I must
get well soon, Tilling. 11l tear that
she-wolf from her hiding-plaee end
slay her. Ah, whet e cruel wretch
ehe is I"
Again there was e peculiar look ex
changed between Tilling and Gordon.
"But Jcfox words regarding this
priestess-were very different while you I
wave raving," said Gordon, watching
me intently, and evidently moved
greatly. In my own grief I elmoet
forgo) that he, loving asy sister as hs
hed Mid me he did, must here felt the
toes poignantly. "You were continu
ally calling her 'beautiful Kaumai,'
and telling her that you luved her."
, I raised my hand deprecatingly.
"Don't tall me any more, Gordon.
Let the bright vision that onsfi- en
thralled me sink behind the cloud ol
hate that followed. Yes, I had begun
to love her. Ah, Gordon, you could
not blame me if you had seen her one
4*yaalaawher, melted to teare, a
womanly woman instead of a heartless
priestess. Yea, I loved her, Gordon.
But when I saw that horrible sight
that awful—ah, I can't l>ear to repeet
itl—the love I felt for Kaumai turned
' to hate, and the former passion only
Intensified that hate. I must kill
We ware all silent a few moments.
A half-choked sob came from Gordon.
He looked away aoroae the valley at
the distant mountains, and dashed a
tear from hia eye. In his egitetion h«
rose from his ehair and tramped beck
wad forth on the poroh. This wes
alwsya Gordon's way when nnder ex
"l think the Unle haa tome for an
explanation of how yoa got hold of
ma," I aaid. "It is all it> inexplica
ble. I fell on the rooks. I knew
thai But from that moment until
the day I woke with you and Tilling
ataading over me, I do not remember
a thing. It is all e blank. Ido not
aven know how long ego it was."
Gordon eat down again, and re
covered his eompoeure by an evident
effort of the will.
"There ic so mneh to be said —sc
much to explain—all around that we
hardly know how to begin," he said.
"You do not even ask how long age
your unole (lied, or if ha is buried?"
"Time seems to be e thing thet is
beyond me," I replied. "Until I
know how long I have been here eick,
X cannot form any conception of
"Yen have been just two weeks in
your bed," said Doctor Titling. , .
"Then, of course, Unole Ton 9-
buried. You attended to it properlyT
did you not?"
"Yee," said Gordon, sadly. "We
did all we could. You know YOU ere
hia sole heir and master of The Gorala,
"Never mind that," I said. "My
Inheritance ia not of .so much moment
"When yoa ere sufficiently strong,"
put in Dooter Tilling, who hed been
quietly watching me. while he smoked
• cigar, "there aresunchjMpepera and
documents that must be attended to.
Berkton haa the will and a fW other
"Berkton can be trusted," I said;
"they will keep. I want to hear how
Gordon found me, and what had be
eome of him the day he seat for me."
p Gordon diew nearer to me, and the
clank of his sword seemed like music,
eo dear waa this soldier to me In my
"You remember the letter jf wrote
Cto meet me at Baa camp's hotel?"
'T chanced to overhear a conversa
tion bote eon two natives connected
with the grounds ft the government
house. They were workmen on the
vlaee, and were enjoying a smoke be
hind some shrubbery, hidden com
pletely from view. I waa strolling
about and heard one of them mention
your name. I crept close to the
ehrabbery and listened. They were
evidently members of a secret order
called Kammiloukanilimawai, devoted
Co the worship of some heathen deity.
Shay •poke about your sister; anl J
I from what they said, I oould tell that
aha was to be made a sacrifice to iheii
idolatrous forms. They did net men
tion aay place, end I harried to th*
•flee and wrote that latter to yoa. As
I got up from the shrubbery, I thought
I ear a person—another native —who
teemed to have been watching ma, but
thinking I waa safe from them, I paid
no attention to him.
"Later ia the afternoon, I rode out
toward Peerl Harbor, and very fool
iehlj, I want alone. Ab®»* midway
between Honolulu and Pearl Harbor,
I waa overtaken by a aqaad el about
tan aaNvee, who annonnded me aad
succeeded ia seen ring me. I killed
two of them, but they were too aaaay
forme. I waa taken into a thick
woods and held prisoner over night. I
think their intention waa to put me to
death through aoma religioae eere
mony. for they had plenty el oppor
tunity to kill me then.
"The next day, the entire army was
out looking for me, and a eompaay
eame upon us in the wooda. The
peeky nativee wouldn't give up even
then, until they ware all shot They
ere very devils for persistency aad
reckleeaness. When I got back to
Honolulu, I found yon ware gone to
Molokai. Dole told me what you bad
•aid to him, and your unole said the
same thing. But I knew perfectly
well that yoa would never go off ie
that way, so suddenly, simply to see
about that monument. Anyhow, 1
knew you would not go, leaving my
fate in doubt, unleaa therewaaa right
fully stronger oall on your affisotioas,
such aa I knew a cine to Winnie'*
where*bouta would be.
believe the Molokai yarn at
all, aaye that the ship was going there.
I conclude! you End learned" some
thing, and had started out to ran the
clue down. I get hold of Malliaaki,
who ia about the moet decent native
ia the piece, aad told him that to mj
miad. your life was in daager. Me
waa greatly alarmed, and promiaed te
learn what he could and tell me.
"Well, he uaed all hia arts on the
daughter of old Lowed, who, it ap
pears, gave you aome information
while he waa dyiag.
"Well, he oould not get aaythiag
definite out of her, although I believe
if ehe had kaowa anythiag she would
have told. But he managed to learn
that aha had overheard yon aad
Loewi talking about Lanai end Pataa,
thelfiaherman, at Xannakakia. aad
the inferenoe wae that you had gens
to Molokai to get Patna to take you
to Leeeei. There waa nothing defin
ite about it, but it waa better to follow
up a alight trace Mian to remain la
active. I took twenty soldiers, aal
in the steamer belonging to the De
partment went to Kannakakai. Ia
for Patna, the flshermaa,
elicited the fact that he was not there.
Thia mnoh seemed to point to thi
truth of my surmieea. We thee
then steamed to LanaL We had a
rough time of it landing, not knowing
the coast. We wandered about atrik
ing off in new directions, aad I eent
scouta out to hunt for traces of yoa.
Oae of them climbed to the top of
Kapatoli aad discovered treeee of life
down ia the orater. He hurried to
report to me, aad I followed him there
with what force I had—about eight
men. When we reached the top, ■
horrible sight met oe. The volcano
waa juat springing into life. You
were lying on the ledge of, rock
stretching eround the crater, and •
dozen or eo craav prieeta were danciaf
around yon. We fired into them, ens
made our way down to you aa faat at
we oould. We had no time to loee.
Any minnte might be our last, for the
old vnhwno was rumbling at a tre
~metiktus rate. We picked yon up,
carried you out of the orater—which
waa not an eeuy teak—aad took von
tothe steamer. You were in need of
'medioal attendance, ao we hurried
home. That ia all. We have beet
hanging over you ever since, waiting
for yon to get well and explain your
preeenoe in that strange plaoe. M -
I had listened breathlessly to Gor
don's narrative, which he told ia s
voice sometimes broken with emo
"Ah I Had you oome but n mo
ment sooner," I said, "yoa might
have saved poor Winnie. They bad
ju»t—juat—on, Gordon, I cannot real
ise it even though I aaw the horrible
thing with my own eyes. Oh, if yon
had come e little sooner!"
"I wish to God I had," replied
Gordon, with a tremor in hi* voioe.
"And did you not aee Kaamai?" I
"No. I saw nothing of aay priest
ess or woman. There were a few
prieete, as I told you. That ia all."
"Do you kaow whether the erup
tion of Kapatoli waa a viol eat one or
"No. The indications were that it
waa going to be a violent one, end we
got out of the way aa aoon as poe
•ible. We oould eee nothing of H
from the steamer after we left the
"Were you able to leetrn from whet
I said ia my fever anythiag of the
aeanea through which I bad bean?" ]
"In a moo sure," said Garden,
gloomily. "With what I saw aad
what yon have siaoe said ia yoai
ravinga, it wae poaeible to form an
idea of what you had keen through,
aad the awfal fate that poor Winnie
Hera Gordon's emotions overcame
aim, and he again paoed to and fro on
Doctor Tilling wae evidently get
ting nervous. The excitement wee,
ia hia judgment, too much far me.
He had raised hit hand warningly, aad
waa about to my something, when a
carriage rolled into the big gate aad
toward the bouse.
"Here comes Dole," said Gordon,
stepping into U# feoq* and bringing
A • •
frtM to Ourtelves, Our Neighbor*, Ottr Country and Our God.
WILLIAMSTON, N. C., FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4,190^
awl % comfortable ehair for the pre*
Mr. Data came At once and shook
h»ads with me.
"I am sincerely glad. Warring ford,
that yea am eo mneh improved," ha
•aid, taking the seat proffered by
Oordoa, near me. "It waa exoeed*
iagtygood news whan Gordon told me I
yon were to be allowed the luxury of
the porch to-day. I ooaoluded that
if yoa were area eo far oa the road
toward convalescence, it oould do no I
harm to drop in aad see yon. Was
my coaolnaioa oorreot. Doctor TiV
"Quite eo, Mr. Dole," replied •
And, in faat, Tillingaeemed relieved.
Dole was ao calm, and his meaner of
talking waa ao eoothing and eaty
that it had the effect of undoing the
areitemeat broaght oa by my talk
"Of eonree, Tom, you know all
about your nuele'a death?" aaid Mr.
Dole. "It waa a aad blow to all of
"Gordon aad Tilling have jnat told
me." I replied. "It makea me feel
etill worse. but the grief I was al*
ready in seemed to exhaust my nerv
ou« force. J ooi|ld |«ol no more."
Dole bowed his head, aa if he
wiahed to aigaifr that he underatood.
Bathe looked inquiringly nt Doctor'
Tilling. He evidently had not been
told of the fate of Winnie, aa
by my mild ravinga.
"Tom will have his hands fall
now," said with The Corals
and all Mr. Warringford's wealth."
A cloud rooted oa Dole's faoe.
"Yea," he (replied, with n slight
heaitatioa. "Yea, bnt there ia some
thiag to be aaid about that. Some
thing that you do not understand
—aay of yoa. But it wiil not do
to talk about it now. Tom ia not yet
atroag eaougti. In a week, perhapt,
at Berkton'a ofloe, we will talk it
After a short chat Dole left, and I
was bastled back to bed. Tilling said
he had been very lenient That I had
had a good day of it, and he feared
I had overdone it. But if there
were no ill results, I might continue
snob day to be out more.
A week later I waa so much im
proved aa to bo able,- ao Tilling Mid,
tonaddle njj p»0 Qft&q*. The week
haa dragged alowly, eo impatient was
I to set out in searoh of the perfid
ious prieeteaa aad bring her to pun
iahmeat. I was also anions to settle
np Uaple Tom's affaire, and my ouri
oeity had been excited by what Dolo
had aaid about my heirahip.
Daring the week of oonvaleaoeace
Gordoa nad been with me almoet
Doctor Warren bad been out to tee
ma once, bnt the journey waa getting
a little long for him; age waa telling
on him to that extent.
Jollroy Seacamp bad been to aee me
aevaral timee. Thia good-natured,
aympathetio fellow aat with tear* iu
haa eye* while I told him what I had
■ana. He was especially moved by
•ay recital of the hopea that had tfoeu
arouaed in me by Kaumai'a words,
and the utter desolation that followed
the di too very that aha waa falte to
ma aad true to Pole, her goddess.
"I tell yon what, Wnrringford," ha
aaid, "there'a only one thing for you
to do: Find her, if ehe'a alive. Per
hnpe aha met well-merited punish
ment in the volcano. But, if not, you
mnat find her. Tear her in pieces.
Blow death, torture and all that. And
the prieata! Kill them! Burn them
alivet Theee blamed nativea never
ware aay good, and never will be. I
tell you the the aoomer you kill every
member of the darned old Kammilou
kaailmawai the sooner yon will con
far a favor oa thia country and hn*
maaity in gaaeral. Yes, sir. Do it.
If yon want me to go along and help
yon, ril go, aa sure as my name is
Hoacamp. I 'II pile 'em onto a fire
and prod 'am with a stick while they
are roaatiag. Cuaa 'em! That beau
tiful girl to meet a death like that!
Gordon, I conjure you and lay it
upon you na a sacred duty to find that
cruel prieeteaa and her gang of fanat
tea, if it takee the whole army to do
it. Kili 'eaa. I say. kill 'em!"
Oardoa'a Upe were compreeaed and
hia face pale.
"They shall be punished," hs said
primly, "if they are alive and can be
When the week waa up, I gave my
talf into the handa of Lawyer Berk
ton. It had been arranged that I
should go to his office with Gordon I
aad Doctor Tilling and that Preaident
Dole should meet ua there. I did not
know what Dole had to do with uiy
ancle's affairs, uuleaa as executor or
eomethiag of that kind. The weather
had for a day or two been unpromia
ing, aad for my benefit it waa agreed
that the meeting ahould take plaoe at
80 we gathered ia the library to
read aome important papers left by
Lawyer Berkton was quite an old
naa. Ha etooped considerably 'and
spoke ia a alow, heeiteting way. But
ie waa the beet lawyer in Honclnln.
President Dole, Berkton, Gordon,
Tilling and myself formed the group,
(To oe continued.)
Mil a—l Hi Letter Beater.
An 'employee of the Treaanry De
partment at Waahington, who, know
ing the enormous amount of mail tent
out daily, conceived the »id«a of a
machine that would seal envelopea
automatically. To oonceive and then
to axecata ia the order of the American
inventor, aad soon the machine waa
completed and in operation. It is a
simple affair, eomething on the order '
ot a printing proas, the envelopea bo- (
ing fed in. The settler moistene, folds
and seala the envelopes automatically,
and baa developed a capacity of over ,
10,000 M bctr,
A ROOSEVELT FAMILY SKETCH
The New Execatfre's Fanity aid An
A VEIY WAVE ACT OF IIS MOTIER
Wherein She Proved Iter Soeethern
Qlit—Hia Accomplished Wife and
The clrcumatancea under which
Theodore Rooeevelt cornea to the preal
den cy are such as to briag oat the fln
eet elements of hie nature aad laaure
to the country busducae-llke aad
atateaman-like admluiatmUon The
people are expecting much of him, and
the flrat officio! acta of hia are well
calculated to meet their expectations.
• e •
Hia acceaaloa to the high office un
der auch tragic clirumstaacea marka
an era In our government U la n
transition from the past to a living
• • •
Theodore Rooaevelt Ie the flrat pre
sident alnce the war of aeefalon who
waa not In aome way connected with
PRESIDENT THEODORE ROOSEVELT. '
the stirring events of those troublous
times. He represents the younger ele
ments of American manhood.
a o •
Theodore Rooeevelt is not essentially
a politician. On the civil service com
mission he served with marked ability;
hia doctrine being alwaya with the
man best qualified to do good aervlce
In the poaltlon which he occupied, with
little regard for hia politics.
a • •
It is believed that aa preaident he
will exerclee his well-known virtues as
an American patriot, and give to the
MRS. THEODORE ROOSEVELT.
country an administration suited to
the best Interests of 80,000.000 free
born cttlxena. recognising no section;
and In the administration of the coun
try's affairs, no political party. The
South has much to hope from the new
preaident nnd as be has attumed the
new and important duties aa preaident
of the whole people. It la lifeely that
their high hopea win be realixed.
How She Displayed Her Southern
"Thia true story shows a maternal
quality t&at has made a Preaident."
writes J. A. Buntner, of Savannah,
On. to the Charleston News and Cou
And the trne story deals with the
unquenchable patriotism of Preaident
-Jtooaevelt'e mother, Martha Bulloch
Rooaevelt. a woman of dlattagulnhed
aneeetry, one of the Bullocha of Geor
gia renowod for their reaotuUoa, per
tinacity aad strength of wtll.
Her brother, Irvine J. Bulloch, waa
an offlcer aboard the cruleer Alabama,
another brother waa one of the Confed
eracy's representative in Baxtand.
Small wonder that Preaident Rooeevelt
annps hie fingers and exclahne:
"I dont give that for aectloaallam!
I will be Preetdent of the whole coun
It waa from hia mother that Rooae
velt got aome or the qualities that
have tended to hie preference.
Not long erfter the dvtl war Mrs.
Rooeevelt vlalted Savannah, wfiereahe
had many frlenda. An "undeconetruc
hnd many frlenda. An "nnrecoaatruc
hnd suffered In the North through her
unewervlng loyalty to the caaae of the
South. , ;
It was at a dinner given In Mra.
Roosevelt's honor by Mra. Henrietta S.
Cohen that Mrs. Rooaevelt told the
story. Of late years, because of Theo
dore Roosevelt's rapid advancement.
It haa been recalled by hie mother's
old frlenda. who feel proud In havtag
known the mother of the Preaident
nnd gladly ascribe to her home of the
traits that are seen In the eon.
It wss ]uet when the spirit of pence,
uncertain na to whether It ahould
ulight, waa hovering over the lend.
New York was aflame with pemtonato!
patriotism, and anything amacklng ol 1
the Confederacy waa not tolerated.
Keeling ran high, and woe waa It to'
anyone who braved the popular tido
and showed a leaning toward the aide
of the South.
Theodore Rooeevelt the elder deci
ded about that time to give some greit
social function. The Roosevelt manalon
was accordingly bravely decked In
bunting and with American flags.
Prom every window, aave one. flew the
Stars snd Stripes. That one waa or
Mrs. Roosevelt's boudoir. Her husband
had not deeired to omit it from th->
1 decorative scheme, hut she-Would have
none of ft. Instead ahe hit upon a plan
that would clearly reveal her eeuti
Stopping not to oonalder the peril In
which It might place her aad her hus
band, but determined to ahow that all
in the bouse were pot of the cause of
the North, ahe drew from —"""f her
moot cherished treasurer the Stare and
Bars, emblem of the Bouth. Going to
the window she firmly fixed ita ataff
and allowed Its folds to flutter oa the
In an instant, almoet, the boatile em
blom was noticed. A paaaer by In hot
indignation pointed out to another. Aa
moba will, SQfone began to grow, and
aaou the stmt was choked wtth angry
people, who «hook threatening fiste at
j Alarmed by the gathering that grew
minute, directing Ita wrath
ngainst bis hdme, Theodore Roosevelt
j song lit the cause. He WM W* loeig in
finding it. His gate toon m dr»
tod to the fluttering emblem of tt*
The Roosevelt nature ha* never fal
tered before a crowd. Theodore the
elder aaw that Imminent danger would
probably be averted only through pir
suading bia wire to remove the objec
tionable flag. With a word to the
crowd he left, entering the house and
finding hia wife. He told her what
ahe already knew—that the anger of
the mob bad been exerted by her la
dlacreet display of her colors, and
that It would be well for her to take in
"I ah ail not do so." declared the
mother of the President. "The flag la
mine; the boudoir Is mine. I love (he
flag, for H represents my native land.
No ruffian hand shall invade the pri
vacy of my boudoir to drag down that
flag, nor shall ruffian shouts force ma
to remove It from the window of a
room that la wholly mine. Explain
to them that I am a Southern woman;
that I love the Bouth. Do anything
you like except touch that flag. It
shall not come down."
And It did not Theodore Roosevelt
went again to face the crowd. He
made a speech, dwelling with finesse
upon his wife's love for her own land
and moulding the mob to bis will and
to an indulgence of Mrs Roosevelt I*
her desire to fly the flag of her b*
WIPE OF THE PRESIDENT.
Mrs. Roosevelt's Utcrarv Attain
ments and Domestic Life.
Much Interest Is felt In the new
Ijuly of the White House," as she
has studiously kept herself aloof from
public notice as far as possible. It
was not until Colonel Roosevelt be
came vice president that she consent
ed to allow her picture to be .published
by the press, and then It was only
upon Mr. Roosevelt's suggestion that
aa the wife of a public man she owed
certain obligations to the public and
should not refuse to accept them.
At her first official appearances In'
Albany as wife of the governor of
New York, Mrs. Roosevelt created
a most pleasant Impression, as she
baa a charming manner, quiet, but
cordial, and a face indicative of
The lovely domestic atmosphere
that was a conspicuous part of the
White House life during President I
and Mrs. McKlnley's residence will
be continued In bis successor's case,
predict all who know the Roosevelts
well, as both the new president anil [
bis wife are essentially home loving. I
and the former has never heretofore j
allowed public life to supersede the
home claims, while the latter bss
steadily resisted the allurements of
society when they threatened to con
flict with her cherished domesticity.
Mrs. Roosevelt Is tlje second wife
of the president, whom she married I
In 18RtS. The little daughter of the!
first wife at once became her especial I
pet. and the two have ever since been
I devoted to each other. Miss Alice
I Roosevelt Is now eighteen years old.
and will make her social debut at the
The literary proclivities of Presi
dent Roosevelt are shared by his
wife, who has published, for private
circulation, a volunme of poems that
are said to show a great deal of tal
'She knows almost as much about
politics as the president, and keeps
posted on public affairs in Europe as
well," said a friend yesterday in
speaking of Mrs. Roosevelt, adding,
"and at her official reception she will
be able to chat In tbelr own languages
with half of the ambassadors there."
Mrs. Roosevelt Is a good horsewo
man, but not at all athletic, nor does
she favor woman's clubs. Strong pres
sure was brought to bear upon ber
before their last election to become
president general of the Daughters
of the American Revblutlon. but she
refused. The only society in which
she takes a personal interest is the
Mother's Association of New York
state, 'of which she Is a member.
President Roosevelt is on the ad
visory board of the National Associa
tion of Mothers.
Miss Alice Roosevelt Inherits her
fathers athletic tastes, and rides. Ash
es. and plays golf with enthusiasm.
Theodore, Jr.. the eldest of her live
half-brothers and sisters, has been
her companion in many romps and
tramps, and has proved his posses
sion of his father's tastes by shoot
ing a deer this summer.
It is said that the boy resembles
his father closely in looks and tem
perament. That he possesses the
paternal readiness in emergencies is
shown by til incident that occurred
during the last, week, when an im
pertinent stranger asked him as be
left the train at Washington with his
mother whether he was more pleaded
that his father was president or that
he had shot a deer.
"Theodore's eyes flashed through
his glasses." said one who was there,
"and he said: 'J have no time to
answer such questions."
Theodore, Jr.. has been entered at
a well known preparatory school at
(iroton, Mass.. where he will go this
fall. Harvard, the president's alma
mater, will undoubtedly l>e his.
Kermit and Archibald were to ha\e
been In the public school this winter
In Washington, but the accession of
their father to the supreme place rtay
make a change necessary, as Mrs.
Roosevelt fears that they may re
ceive more flattery and deference as
the president's sons than is good for
them. This matter, therefore, re
mains unsettled for the present.
. Between these two In point or age
comes little Ethel, who will probably
have a governess at home for some
years. Her sister Alice was educated
entirely by this system., as. with
something of her father's decision,
she absolutely refused to be sent
nway to school. The baby. Quentln.
lias not yet reached the school prob
Kermit gets his odd name from the
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48 SOLDIERS KILLED
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Fcarfal Staffer «f 0* lei ii tie
tiiir ■«; ■■ i
OF 72 lEN, 24 ESCAPED DEATI.
Were snrprised While at Breakfast
Satarday Morning, on the Island of
Twi Hi us Created a Sensation
in This Country.
Manila. By Cable.—A disastrous
fight between United States troops and
Insurgents ocearred Saturday in the.
Island of Samar. near Bslanfiga. A
large body of insurgents attacked
Company C. Ninth Infantry, only 21
members of the company escaping.
All others are reported to have beta
killed. The company wtre at break
tost when attacked and made a deter
mined resistance, but the overwhelm
ng number of the Insurgents compell
ed them to retreat . Of the survivor*
who have arrived at Basscy, 11 are
According to the latest returns the
strength or the company wss 71. The
survivors include Captain Thomas W.
Connelly. First IJeutcnant Edward
Rumpus, and Dr. R. S. Uriswold. sur
Captain Edward V. Bookmilter, of
the Ninth Infantry, reports that Gen
eral Hnghes is assembling a force to
attack the Insurgents. The Insurgents
captured all the stores and ammuni
tion of the company and all Uie rifles _
Washington. Special.—ofL l * l9
Jmsstrons light between troops of the
Ninth Infantry and the insurgents on
the island of Samar was sent prompt
ly by General llughes,_ commanding
In that island, to General Chaffee at
Manila, and by him transmitted to tiia
War Department. It rewchod tho De
partment during the early hours Sat
urday and Adjutant Genersl Gorbln
realizing its importance, at once made
it public after sending a copy to the
White House. General Chaffoe's dis
patch. which agrees wit'j tho Associa
ted Press dispatch. Is as follows:
"Manila, S»pt. 29
"Adjutant General, Washington:
I "Hughes reports the following from
j Bassey. Southern Samar: Twenty-fo'Jr
' men of Company C. Ninth Regimem,
United States Infantry eleven wound
ed, have just arrived from lialangiga.
The remainder of the company kille'l.
Tho insurgents secured all the com
pany supplies and all rifles except 12.
The company was attacked during
I breakfast on the morning of Sopteut
| ber 28. The company was 72 strong.
OHirers. Thomas W. Connelly, cap
tain: Edward A. Rumpus, first llctt-
Itenant. and Dr. R, S. Grlswold,_maJor
I surgeon. « • aped."
I The news crested a sensation In offi
cial circles. It was the first severs
reverse that has occurred for a lonjj
I time. Still the officials wore not un
prepared for news of just this charac
ter from Samar, in which the revolu
tion started by Aguinaldo still con
tinues. Samar Is a country about as
large ss the State of Ohio and tit*
American forces of occupation number
in all between 2.004 and 2,500 men.
These are distributed among various
posts in the island, a large number
being located at the more Important
centres. Spain never maile any effott.
to occupy Samar and it only has he,'it
for probably three months past that
the Coifed States have undertaken
fhe work. The latest report niauie by
General Hughes to the War Depart
ment was that the number of insur
gent rifles in t'je island aggregated
about 300. The Filipinos carried on a
guerilla warfare and operations
agaist them were difficult. The dis
aster to Company C occurred, it is bo
lieved. while It was engaged in an ex
pedition to clear the country of roving
bands of these insurgents. The fact
that the Americans were attacked
while at breakfast indicates the plu':k
lad daring of the insurgents.
Two Men Killed by Fall.
Wilkesbire. Pa.. Special.—John Wal
lace. engineer, and John Conn?!ly,
miner, were instantly killed at the twin
shaft at Pittston. The men were being
hutsted to the surface in a bucket and
when about hair-way up the shaft the
bucket tipped over and both mtn were
thrown out. They fell a distance of itO
reel and when picked up nearly every
bone in their bodies was broken.
Negro Whipped to Death.
I.ongview. Tex., Special.—News hai
reji hed here or a race riot at Hail-
Yille. in. Harrison county. A party of
white men Saturday night whipped a
negro so severely that he died. They
attempted to break Into the house ol
another negro who shot and killed Ju
lian At wood. Armed citizens have been
searching for Tom Walker, who did
the shooting, and late reports say he
has beea banged. The trouble was over
crop mortgages. It is said the negro*
secured sdvances on their crops and
then'refused to fulfill the contract.
Seven Chinamen Executed.
Pekin, Special.—lt is her*
on high authority that the German
garrison in Shanghai and the German
troops who are guarding the railroad
beyond the Klao Chou boundary will
tnon be withdrawn. At the request of
the Oerman minister. Dr. Mumm Von
Schwartxenstein. sfVen Chinese havd
been tried and sentenced to be be
headed for eompl-city In the murder o(
'a German trader in a Tillage n- tr
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