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ROBERTS IN SUBURBS
OF JOHANNESBURG
He Will Probably Make
a Victorious Entry
Today.
PRETORIA THE NEXT POINT
Tho Itapidity of tho Advance of tho
British Ooneral Is Thought an Ex
traordinary Achievement Even by
Grudging Critics Fighting Burgh
ers dontinuo to Dosert and an En
tiro Collapse of the Boer Organiza
tion Predicted.
London, May 30, 3.30 a. m. Lord
Roberts Is bivouacking In the suburbs
of Johannesburg and Intends to make
a victorious entry at noon today. Judg
ing from his dispatch, he must have
private Information regarding the dis
position of tho garrison In the fort, as
ho does not seem to expect opposition.
Lord Roberts' cavalry have flowed on
beyond Johannesburg. A portion are
understood to 1 e at Zuurfonteln, seven
miles north of Johannesburg and with
in twenty miles of Pretoria. Lord Hob.
erts, although with a broken bridge at
Veerlnglng and a wrecked railroad be
hind him, has somehow managed to
get forward sufficient supplies for his
large force.
As he has been able to do so much,
It Is considered possible that he will
be outside of Pretoria Friday. The
rapidity of his advance Is thought an
extraordinary achievement, even by
grudging continental critics.
The Boers, who were expected to
fight along the line of hills known as
Kllprlversberg, abandoned the eastern
end of the range, near Lord Roberts'
advance line, but they stood their
ground on the extreme right, near Van
Wycks rust, where they met General
French's turning movement. The
fight lasted all day and the result Is
yet a mere conjecture. Probably the
Boer rear guard succeeded In keeping
General French off and is now on the
hills northwest of Johannesburg. The
Standard has the following advices
from Pretoria under Monday's date:
"The Transvaal government has
opened, or Is about to open, peace ne
gotiations. It has cabled a final In
quiry to Its agents abroad asking
whether any hope exists of aid. With
out doubt, the presence of L,ord Rob
erts' forty thousand men at Johannes
burg will hasten the Transvaal's deci
sion." Despatches from Lorenzo Marques
yesterday described President Kruger
"as wavering, but demanding a guar
antee that he shall not be exiled to St.
Helena."
Burghers Dosorting.
The fighting burghers still continue
to desert and the total collapse of
the Boer military organization Is not
far off. Bennett Burleigh, wiring from
Lord Roberts' headquarters at Verlg
nlng, on Sunday, says:
"I doubt If President Kruger can
muster 15,000 men, as many of the
burghers have gone to their homes."
The staunchor Boers are sending
their families with wagons and stores
to Zoutpansberg district. Whether
Pretoria will be defended Is uncertain,
although a Pretoria message, dated
Sunday, pictures the work of defend
ing the capital a3 going on with
"feverish activity."
Pretoria is situated in a wilderness
of kopjes and ranges, and Is provided
with defenses that require at least
20.000 men to man them properly.
There may be still one hard nut for
the British to crack. The lust mes
sage out of Pretoria Is the following,
dated May 2S, and censored by the
Boer government: "Krauso, acting aa
special commandant at Johannesburg,
has Issued a circular to the officials
concerning warning them of tho neces
sity of controlling the foreign element
In the town and directing them to re
sist all attempts to destroy property
or life, meeting force by force,"
The Netherlands Railway company
yesterday notified the authorities at
Lourenzo Marques that they must de
cline to accept goods for delivery at
Johannesburg. Johannesburg tele
grams nro still accepted, subject to
stoppage at Pretoria.
KAISER PLEASED.
Highly Gratified at Remarks
of
United States Ambassador.
Berlin, May 29. Emperor William
has received at the foreign office the
report of Count von Buelow, secretary
of state for foreign affairs, who also
mentioned the address of United States
Ambassador White to the delegation
of the New York Krlegerbund on tin
occasion of their visit to the embassy
on Tuesday last, in the course of which
Mr. White said that the United States
and Germany aro not enemies and that
the relations between the two countries
were never better than they aro at
present.
His majesty expressed himself a
highly gratified at the remarks of the
ambassador.
WHY DREYFUS IS EXCLUDED.
Amnesty Bill Report Presented to
French Senate,
Paris, May 29. The senate) reassem
bled today and Eugene Guerln present
ed his report on the amnesty bill, the
provisions of which prevent1 further
criminal proceedings arising out of re
criminations In tho Dreyfus case, and,
in accordance with the wlsheB of tho
government, he asked for a discussion
of the measure next Friday, to which
the senate agreed.
In the report it is said that ex-Cap-
tain Alfred Dreyfus Ifl excluded from
tho amnesty, owing to tho serious
double objection that nmnesty, In ef
facing nil trnco of the condemnation
and crime Itself, would havp n a
consequence the reinstatement of
Dreyfus In all his rights, while, on
tho other hand, It would deprive htm
of the rights to seek a revision of his
case.
The bill, It Is also pointed out, will
have the effert of removing various
suits from the criminal courts to civil
Jurisdiction and tho almost complete
light on the Dreyfus nffalr may thus
be thrown out without nolso and with
out scandal.
ENGLAND'S PURPOSE.
To Place tho Enemy in Position to
Bender Atiothor War Impossible
Salisbury's Speech.
London, May 29. Lord Salisbury In
a speech at, a dinner tonight given by
the City of London Conservative asso
ciation made an Important announce
ment regarding tho government's
South African policy. He denied that
he had ever said there should be no
annexation of property. Ho said fing
land was forced Into war bv tho ac
tion of its opponents and not as had
been charged, by lust of gold and ter
ritory. Continuing, he said:
"To say that becauio we repudiated
the greed of territory we therefore
bound ourselves never to annex any
territory Is a most ridiculous miscon
struction. I dwell on this point be
cause this matter of annexation Is
about to become a burning question.
"We have made a tremendous sacri
fice of blood and treasure In this con
flict, and the only certainty of prevent
ing a recurrence of this fearful war Is
to Insure that never again shall such
vast accumulations of armaments oc
cur and that not a shred of the former
Independence of tho republic shall re
main. "We are not yet at tho end of the
war, but I shall venture to lay It down
as a primary condition of any future
settlement that precautions will be
token of cuch a character that such a
war will never occur again. It will
also be our duty to protect those na
tive races who have been so sorely af
flicted, and at the same time so to con
duct their policy that so far as pos
sible, there shall be a reconciliation
and that every one shall be a happy
member of the British emplro."
TAYLOR A CANDIDATE.
Ho Will Again Enter tho Race on
an Anti-Goebol Ticket.
Martinsville, Ind.. May 29. W. S.
Tavlor, recent claimant for the gover
norship of Kentucky, has announced
that he will make the race again this
fall on an anti-Goebel ticket and anti
Goebel election law platform. The an
nouncement was made today at the
conclusion of an hour's conference, at
tended by Mr. Taylor, Charles Flnley,
ex-secretary of state; A. T. James,
United States marshal for the Fifth
district of Kentucky, of Louisville, and
others.
Mr. Taylor will remain In Indiana
until his health Is recuperated. He said
this afternoon: "I will not seek nor
decline the Republican nomination for
governor of Kentucky. The mandate
of tho liberty-loving people of Ken
tucky should be obeyed."
MUNICIPAL LEAGUE.
An Invitation to Visit Milwaukee Is
Accepted by Committoo.
Philadelphia, May 29. The executive
committee of the National Municipal
league has accepted the Invitation of
the Milwaukee Municipal league to
hold the next annual meeting and na
tional conference for good city gov
ernment In that city on Sept. 19, 20,
21, 1900.
The following organizations have
been admitted to affiliated membership
In the league by the executive com
mittee: The Citizens' union, of New
York; Board of Trades, of Scranton,
Pa., and Dayton, O.; Civic club, of
Orange, N. J.; Commercial club, of
Dallas, Texas, and the chamber of
commerce, of Astoria, Oregon.
TWO HUNDRED MEN IDLE.
Firo in tho Burnsido Slope Operated
by Philadelphia and Reading.
Shamokln, Pa., May 29. Tho Burn
side slope, operated by the Philadel
phia and Reading Coal and Iron com
pany, was accidentally set on fire one
year ago and 200 men were rendered
Idle. The slope was flooded with water
and culm and It waa recently believed
the fire had been smothered.
While men were half way down tho
Incline today removing culm they dis
covered the fire burning as fiercely aa
ever Several air holes will now bo
sunk In order to flood a number of old
breasts where 'tho flro Is supposed to
bo the worst.
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Monroe Domoorats Moot.
Stroudhburg, To., May JO The Democratic
committee of Monroe county at its annual mett.
ing tonight unanimously endorsed W. J. Br) an
for tho presidency. I.alrd II, Darter, for con
gress, Itogers L. Burnett for representative,
and D. S. I.ee tor state senator were given strong
endowment. Hon. Kogcr L. Burnett waa chair
man of the rncctimr.
Side Path Law Unconsitutional.
narrisburg, May 29. Judge SImonton today
declared the side-path law pael by the recent
legislature to be unconstitutional on the ground
that It conflicts with that part of the consti
tution which declare! that the legislature can
not delegate prmers to make municipal im
plements to a commission.
Mr. Cleveland Returns Home.
rrlnceton, N. J.. May 29, Ex-l'rcsldent drover
Cleveland, who has been on a yachting trip
to Bermuda with E. (I, Benedict, ot New York,
returned to Princeton tlila afternoon. Mrs.
Cleveland met blm at the station.
APPROPRIATION
FOR ST. LOUIS
$5,000,000 IS ALLOWED FOR
LOUISIANA EXPOSITION.
Houso Refuses to Accopt Amend
ment of Senate to Naval Appro
priation Bill Relating to Armor
Plate A Modified Proposition
Adopted and Secrotory of tho Navy
Authorized to Proouro Sito and
Erect Factory for Manufacture of
Armor.
Washington, May 2D. A fw minutes
before adjournment this evening th"
senato added to tho sundry appropria
tion bill an amendment appropilatlng
15,000,000 for the Louisiana purchase
exposition, to be held In Bt. Loula In
1903 on condition tha,t $10,000,000 In ad
dition be rnlsod by the exposition au
thorities. The amendment was offered
by Mr. Cockrcll, of Missouri, and was
adopted without debate and without
division. Becauso an amendment of
fered by him subsequently wax strick
en out on a point of order, Mr. Gallln
ger, of New Hampshire, movad to re
consider the St. Louis fair amondment
and that motion now Is pending. As It
is known that x considerable majority
of the senate favors tho fair amend
ment, It seems reasonably likely that
tho motion to reconsider will not bo
adopted. Mr. Bacon, of Georgia, ad
dressed tho senate at length on tho
Teller resolution expressing sympathy
for the Boers, aflor which the resolu
tion was referred to the commute on
foreign relations bjr a vote of 40 to 26.
Mr. Fairbanks, of Indiana, endeav
ored to secure reconsideration of tho
bill providing for the extradition of
criminals from tho United State to
Cuba, but Mr. Allison declined to lay
aside the appropriation bill for that
purpose.
No session of the sonata will bo hold
tomorrow.
In the House.
Tho house today, by a vote of 107 to
124, refused to accopt the senate
amendment to the naval appropriation
bill relating to armor plato, and ndopt
ed a modified proposition reading as
follows:
"That the secretary of the navy Is
hereby authorized to procure by Con
front nrmnr- nf thn Yinttt Mtinlltv fnr anv
or all vessels above referred to, pro- llm,t on Pastorates; the ratification
vlded such contracts can be made at I of the equnl representation amendment
a price which In his Judgment Is rea- I as Proposed by tho Rock River con
sonable and equitable: but in case he ' ference.together with the seating of the
Is unable to make contracts for armor I Provisional lay delegates; tho adoption
under the above conditions, he is hero- 1 of a new constitution subject to tho
by authorized, In his discretion, to pro- , approval of the various annual con
cure a site for and to erect thereon a ' ferences, Including the substitution of
factorv for the manufacture of armor I the words of "lay members" for the
and the sum of J4.000.000 Is hereby ap
propriated toward the erection of said
factory."
With regard to ocean and lake sur
veys, the house refused an appropria
tion for surveys by the navy and tied
up tho conferees with instructions. It
also refuted to concur in the senato
amendment to abolish the two years'
sea cruise for naval cadets. With tho
above action tho naval bill was sent llcf that thls would be lone. Provi
back to conference, the conference re- I sional delegates were on hand and
port on the other items having been
agreed to. The conference report on
the postofllco appropriation bill, agree
ing on all Items except the senato
amendment appropriating $225,000 for
pneumatic tube service was adopted
and the house then concurred in tho
excepted amendment. The opponents
of the extended oervlce in the houso
reconciled their concurrence in this
action upon the ground that $225,000 forbids attendance upon theaters, clr
Rlmnlv curried nut tho nTlirlno- ran. CUSes and danclnif.
tract. The bill now goes to tho presi
dent.
The houso adjourned ovor till Thurs
day, on account of Decoration Day.
KID M'COY DEFEATS
TOMMY RYAN
An Interesting Six Round Fight in
Chicago Police Proven Free-for-
All Fight.
Tattersalls, Chicago, May 29. Kid
McCoy was given a decision over Syra
cuse Tommy Ryan tonight at tho end
of ono of the prettiest six-round lights
ever seen here. But over the decision,
and what Referee Malachl Hogan
claims was a misapprehension, a free-
for-all tight resulted, and but for the
presence of a large force of police, who
hustled the men out of the ring and
cleared the hall in a hurry, It Is prob
ably that the. McCoy-Ryan fight would
not have been the most Interesting
thing on the evening's programme.
One clause of the agreement was that
a draw should be declared were both
men on their feet at the end of tho
sixth round. Hogan said after the con
test that he had no such understand
ing and rendered such a decision as he
thought just. As the bell rang at the
end of the sixth round Ryan, bleeding
from car and nose from tho Kld'a fierce
left Jabs, but comparatively fresh,
started towards his corner. "McCoy
wins!" shouted Referee Hogan. In an
Instant the hall was a pandemonium.
"What do you mean?" asked Ryan.
Hogan said nothing, but climbed
through the ropes, "You're a robber,1'
shouted Ryan. Hogan turned around
and Just as he did Ryan swung his
left to Hogan's face. Quick as a flash
Hogan returned the compliment with
a blow on Tommy's nose. But before
they could go further tho police were
between them. The Tatte: sails man
agement admitted after tho fight that
the draw agreement was correct, but
said Hogan's decision would stand. So
far as tho fight was concerned, McCoy,
In the opinion of a large majority,
had a long shade tho better of it. Ryan
carried the fight to his man continual
ly, but the eluslvo Kid was generally
out of tho way and his lightning Jabs
had Tommy bleeding slightly early In
the fight.
Ryan shook the kid up badly, how
ever, a number of times with right
and left hooks to the stomach and Jaw,
and was apparently fully as fresh as
his unmarked opponent at the finish.
Pennsylvania Pensions.
Washington, May 29.-Jostah Cleurell, of Aata
ley, Luzerne county, 1ms been grantod a pension
ol f3 a month.
OALLIFETT RESIGNS.
Tho French Minister of War Will
Rstlre.
Paris, May 30, 1 a. m. Tho Marquis
De Galllffctt, nilnlstor of war, has re
signed. It is officially announced that his
successor Is General Andre. In his
letter to M. Waldeck-Roussoau, the
premier, asking him to place tho re
signation In tho hands of tho president
of the republic, General Do Galllffot
pleads III health as reason for his deci
sion. His exact words are:
"I am very unwell and my health
prevents me resisting nil tho omotlons
of the moment."
Tho Official Journal this morning,
therefore, contains tho acceptance of
the resignation, embodied In ii decree
signed by M. Loubot, which also ap
points tho now minister of war.
In rplto of hh plc.i of ill-health, this
Is not generally considered tho solo
reason for tho resignation of General
Do Galllffot. Having In view the apolo
getic statement made by M. Waldeck
Rous"scau In tho chamber of deputies,
there seems little doubt that ho wai
annoyed by tlve word "felony" applied
to an officer of the French nrmy, nl
thnttjh there Is little difference be
twren this language of the .premier
and that which General -alllffet had
himself used at a previous sitting.
It Is difficult to say yet what effect
tho resignation will have upon tho cabi
net. General Andre was appointed a
general of division a year ngo. Ho is
an ofllcor of the Legion of Honor.
THE M. E. CONFERENCE
COMES TO AN END
Ono of tho Most Notablo Gatherings
Sinco tho Days When Methodism
Was Divided on the Subject of
Slavery.
Chicago, May 20. The twenty-third
delegated quadrlennlal conference of
the Methodist Episcopal church camo
to an end today, after a session of four
weeks. The conference Is considered to
have been one of the most noteworthy
since the days when Mothodlsm waa
divided over the slavery question, and
has resulted In many radical changes
in the laws and polity of the church.
The conference was the largest In the
history of the church, and Its sessions
were attended by thousands. Principal
among tho important actions of the con
ference were tho abolition of the time
term "lay men," thus permitting the
seating of women in the general con
ference: and the election of two addi
tional missionary blahopB. There waB
a huge amount of routine business,
which was practically settled in com
mittee. The first day of the conference. May
2, saw lny men and preachers given
equal representation. Under the be-
were- following this action, admitted
as regular lay delegates, making the
1900 conference the largest of Its kind
In the hlbtory of the church.
Of great Interest to Methodists was
the abolition, total and unconditional,
of the five year limit on pustorates.
One thing the conference did not do
was to modify paragraph 248 of tho
discipline, which among other things,
OLEO DEALERS SENTENCED.
Two Offenders at Philadelphia Pay
tho Penalty for Law Breaking.
Philadelphia. May 29. Judge McPher
son In the United States district court
today sentenced two offenders against
the government laws regulating the
sale of oleomargarine, and has yet to
try a large number of cases of alleged
Infraction of the same laws. These lat
ter are now being tried, and It will
probably tako over a week before tho
last on the list has been disposed of,
The defendants are all grocers, and
1 various specific charges aro made
i against them,
Those sentenced today aro William
i Kelllngor and Thomas Haughey. The
, irmer was touna gumy ana was sen
tenced to three months' Imprisonment
and $100 fine. Haughey, who pleaded
guilty, was sentenced to thirty days
and $25 fine. They sold oleomargarine
In unstamped packages.
ZOLA PROTEST&
French Novelist Inveighs Against
Dreyfus Amnesty Bill.
Parls.May 29. The Aurore has a long
protest to the senate this morning
from Emlle Zola, who inveighs against
the amnesty bill In his usual vigorous
manner, reiterating his statement that
It Is directed against tho defenders of
the law, with a view of saving the real
criminal.
M. Zola asserts that Colonel Picquart
and Joseph Relnach will continue to
protest also.
It Is reported that Captain Frttsch
sent his seconds to M. Waldeck-Rous-seau,
tho premier, at the conclusion of
the session of the senato yesterday.
Steamship Arrivals.
New York, May 29 Vrrlicd: Kaiser Wllhelm
Der Grow, Brimcn; Trave, from Genoa, etc. j
Urlgravla, llamturg. Cleared: Kensington,
Antwerp via Southampton; Germanic, Liverpool;
Puerst Bismarck, Hamburg via Plymouth and
Chorborug. Sailed- Cufle, Liverpool; Sialc,
Bremen via Cherbourg and Southampton, South
nmpotn Arrived: Kalwrin Maria Theresa, New
York via Cherbourg for Bremen, 1'rawle Point
Passed s Measdam, New Yors for Hotterdam.
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Smallpox in Iowa.
Marshalltow-n, la., May 19. This section is ap
parently imcTglng from the most severe siege
ol small-pox ever experienced here. There is
scarcely a town In Ctntral Iowa that has not
been afflicted with a lew cases Other towns
liavo been compelled to supend business and
clos th schools and all public placed,
Henry Soldan Dead.
Hasleton. Pa., May 29. Henry Soldin, aged 8S
years, who illsappesred from here eleven days
ago, waa lound dead In the wcods west ol Me
Adoo, seven miles from this city tonight. Death
waa prcbably due to exposure.
GRAND DUKE GEORGE OF RUSSIA.
PORTO RICAN
RELIEF FUND
TROUBLE OVER DISBURSE
MENT OF APPROPRIATION.
Auditor of the Department Says
Troasuror of Island May Dlstributo
the Money Controller Tracewell
Holds That tho President Alone
Can Designate Method of Payment-Requisition
for $100,000
to Bo Placed to Governor Allen's
Crodit.
Washington, May 29. A question haa
arisen In the office of the auditor of
the war department as to whether he
has th authority to audit the ac
counts of the disbursements under the
act of March 24, 1900, appropriating
$2,095,455 for the government of the
people of Porto Rico, or whether theso
accounts should be passed by- tho au
ditor for tho state department, on tho
theory that they relate to territorial
governments.
The question aroso on a requisition
by the secretary of war for $100,000
out of tho appropriation to go to the
credit of Governor Allen at San Juan.
The auditor for the war department
held that the Jurisdiction of the audi
tor for tho stato department attaches
to those accounts, and that the moneys
appropriated by tho act of March 24
are necessarily public funds of Porto
Rico, and that the treasurer of the
island Is charged with their disburse
ment, t
Controller Tracewell takes a con
trary view, and says that It depends
entirely on the action of the president,
who might assign a portion of the ap
propriation to the war department and
a portion to some other department, In
which case the accounts should be
pasbed upon by tho auditors for these
respective departments. Or, he might
place a portion of the money In the
hapds of the treasurer of Porto Rico,
in which case the accounts should be
examined by the auditor for the Isl
and. "If the president," he says, "Intend
ed the $100,000 to be allotted to the
war department, it is a serious ques
tion whether it was properly advanced
to Oovernor Allen, there being no evi
dence that he had been designated as
a special disbursing agent, or had fur
nished a bend as required by section
3,614 of the revised statutes. If the
advance was Intended ns an allotment
to Porto Rico, it would then become
Porto RIcan funds, and as such should
havp been turned over to the treasurer
of the Island to be disbursed by him
under section 22 of the act of April 12,
1900."
BAIL FORFEITED.
Jocobowski Failed to Appear to Re
ceive a Verdict of Acquittal.
Philadelphia, Mny 29. For the first
time In the history of the United States
district court In this city a defendant,
who had been on trial charged with
counterfeiting, went through the un
usual experience of being acquitted of
the crime by a Jury and at the same
time having his ball declared forfeited.
It was all caused by his failure to be
In court when he should, and until It
was agreed to waive tho ball forfeiture
the court officers were at a loss whether
to treat him as a fugitive or a man
acquitted and free to go his wav.
Tho defendant was Joseph Jacobow-
8kl; of Reading, Pa. Ho Is a saloon
keeper, and was charged with giving
counterfeit dollars and half-dollars to
his customers In making change. The
case was given to the Jury late yes
terday and this morning a sealed ver
dict was handed In. Jacobowskl not
appearing, and his counsel unable to
locate him, the ball was declared for
feited by Judgo McPhenson, at the re
quest of the district attorney. Counsel
for tho defendant then nsked that tho
verdict be opened nnd recorded, say
ing at the time that Jacobowskl wan
then on his way from Reading. The
verdict was opened and found to be not
guilty. Jacobowskl camo Into court
Just before adjournment, but his coun
sel was unsuccessful In bringing the
matter to the Judge's atentlon until
later, when ho conferred with him In
his prlvato room, and the district at
torney agreed to waive the forfeiture.
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Prohibitionists of tho Fourteenth
HaHsburg, May 29. A conference of repre
sentative I'rohlbltionieta of tho Pouricenth con
grcwlonal district, composed of Dauphin, Leb
anon and Terry counties, was hld here today at
wMch Rev. Dr. Silas C. Swallow and B. H.
Knglca, of Harrisburg, and I-ee L. Grumblne, o
Lebanon, were elected ratit-nal delegates. Res).
lutloni were adopted declaring against legalised
liquor traffic and holding President fcKlnley
rcrromiblc for nullKIng tho anti-canteen law.
Charged with Counterfeiting.
Hasleton, Ta., May 23. John Kroslnsky, a Fo
under, was arrested here today by secret service
agents Flsnn and Berryman charged with mak
ing and passing counterfeit half dollars. United
States Commissioner Hill leld the accused under
(300 bail (or a further hearing June 8.
TIIE NEWS THIS Jiouma
Weather Indications Today:
PARTLr CLOUDY.
1 General English Army Blvouacks in the Su
burbs of Johannesburg.
Governor Stone Overruled.
Hitch in Disbursement ol Torto nlco Hello!
Pun.L
Doings ot the National Lawmaker
2 General Northeastern Pennsvlvanlo.
Financial and Comnicrrial.
3 Local Double Track Railway to Wilkcs-
Barre.
Big Verdict for Losa o! a Hand.
4 Fxlltorial.
News and Comment.
5 Local Inaccuracies o! Afseffiment by tlio New
Mithod.
Today's Memorial Services.
8 Local West 6cranton nnd Suburban,
7 Base Ball News and Comment.
Round About the County.
8 Local Live Industrial News.
EVICTION TROUBLES.
Land Agont Beyea and Others Aro
Arrested on Charge of Malicious
Mischief.
Special to tho Scranton Tribune
Pittston, May 29. The recent re-arrangement
of the land rentals of the
Pennsylvania Coal company In thH
vicinity caused arrests by tho whole
sale here today, when warrants were
Bworn out for Land Axent E. M.
Beyea, of Dunmore; Constables R. E.
Bennett and Stephen Olmstead, and
the following Pennsylvania Coal com
pany employes: Michael Saroch,
Mlchaol Howell, Joseph Suko, Joseph
Bona, George Meet, Frank PIgols,
Thomas Stenner, John Green, Jesse
Phillips and James Mooney. The pros
ecutor was Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
Burns, of William street.
The cause of the arrests was an In
cident which took place here last week.
Thomas Burns has lived at the upper
end of William street, Pittston town
ship, for a number .of years. He had
rented a plot of land from the Pennsyl
vania Coal company and had erected
a home thereon, paying a small sum
as a rental fee. A short time ago the
company re-arranged their land ren
tals. The rent of the land was ln-
j creased nnd the tenants were all re
quired to sign u lease. Mr. Bums, It
Is said, with other tenants received
notice to sign a lease or vacate the
premises. However, he refused to do
either, despite several notices. Ono
day last week Land Agent Beyea, ac
companied by three constables and a
squad of about thirty-five workmen,
went to Burns' place for the purpose
of dispossessing him. A notice of
ejectment was served on him, but he
refused to vacate the premises and,
armed with stones, he warned tho land
agent and his party to keep away. Mrs.
Burns also armed herself with missiles
and prepared to assist her husband.
A warrant was then sworn out for the
arrest of Mr. and Mrs. Burns and they
wero forcibly taken from the premises
and matched to an alderman's office.
In the meantime the workmen pro
ceeded to tear down -the buildings and
when Mr. nnd Mrs. Burns returned to
the spot where a few hours before
had stood their home, they found their
house, barn and fences all razed to the
ground and cleared off the lot.
The arrests today was tho outcome
and the charges preferred were mall
clous mischief, disorderly conduct, as
sault and battery and t- sp i?s and
damage In tearing Jlrs. Jiurns' cl th
lng. Tho hearing was hold this after
noon at 4 o'clock before 'Squire Mul
derlg, of Inkerman. The workmen
were held under $300 ball each on the
charge of malicious mischief, but wero
discharged on the charge of disorderly
conduct. Thomas Kngllsh, of Pittston,
became their bondsman. Constables
Bennett and Olmstead were held In
$5,000 ball for assault and battery. On
the chtuge of disorderly conduct Land
Agent Beyea, Constables Bennett and
Constable Olmstead were fined $10 each
and the payment of tho costs, amount
ing to 538.31. A capias was also Issued
against the three above named gentle
men In tresspass and damaging the
clothing of Mrs. Burns, who says she
was dragged from hor home. The
hearing In the latter enso was post
poned until Friday at 4 p. m. ,
MISSIONARIES IN DANGER.
Liablo to Meet tho Fata of Victims
of the Chinese Boxers,
London, May 30. Tho position of tho
missionaries Is ono of extreme peril,
unless aid Is speedily forthcoming.
It Is feared that they will meet with
the same fates as their unfortunate
converts, whom tho Boxers aro ruth-
leesly murdering.
Boors Leavo Washington.
Washington, May 20. Tho three Boer envoys
left Washington this afternton for a trip north.
They will go first to Hew York and thenes to
Boston.
THE GOVERNOR
OVER-RULED)
Decision of Supreme
Court in Amend- ..
ment Cases.
JUSTICB GREEN'S OPINIO
Tho Governor Without Right to Ift
torvono in Proceedings for thtf
Creation of Amondmonts to th
Constitution His Action in With
holding His Approval Altogether
Nugatory Governor Stono Makes'
a Btatoment Dofonding His Aotion '
Harrlsburg, May 29. Chief Juatlcef
Green handed down an opinion today
In tho Supreme court overruling tha
decision of the Dauphin county courts
on the amendments to tho constitution'
proposing ballot reform and registra
tion In cities, passed by tho last legls
lature and vetoed by Governor Stono,
and directing that the secretary of the)
commonwealth advertise theso amend
ments three months before the elec
tion in November, 1900, at tho cost o
the state. Some time after these meas
ures had been disapproved the Munici
pal league of Philadelphia Instituted
mandamus proceedings In the Dauphin
county court before Judge Weiss to
compel Secretary of the Commonwealth
Grlest to advertise them before tho
election lost November. The question
In the court below was as to the right
of the executive to veto resolutions
looking toward the adoption of amend
ments to the constitution, and Judgo
Weiss took the ground that the gover
nor had the right to approve or dis
approve any resolution which Is sub
sequently submitted to the people for
ndoptlon or rejection. Chief Justice
Green decides In an exhaustive opin
ion, which Is approved by his col
leagues, that the governor Is without
right to Intervene in proceedings for
the creation of amendments to the con
stitution and that his action In with
holding his npproval was altogether1
nugatory.
As to the question raised by tha
secretary of tho commonwealth in tho
proceedings in the lower court that aa
no appropriation was made to defray
the cost of the publication of "tha
amendments before the election last
November, the chief Justice says this
matter has no serious force, because It
does not appear that any newspapers
have refused to make the publication
without being paid or secured for tho
cost, and that It was at least his duty
to try to make the publication befora
he could be heard to say that It could
not be done.
Governor's Statomont.
Governor Stone tonight made the fol
lowing statement regarding the de
cision: "I vetoed tho two constitutional
amendments because first, I was ad
vised by competent lawyers that tha
legislation vested the right In me to
veto them, In which advlco I con
curred, and second, because I was op
posed to tho amendments which are.
In my opinion, not In the direction of
reform, but in tho opposite direction
The one seeks to take away tho safe
guards of uniformity of registration
and the other strikes down the secret
ballot and substitutes complicated!
machines for each voting district at
a great cost, amounting in the aggre
gate to more than a million of dol
lars for the state. I do not bellevo
that a voting machine can make ai
dishonest man honest, or make a,
crooked election board straight. Nd
harm has been done, anyhow. Thera
Is yet time to advertise for tho coming
November election, and under tho de
cision of tho Supreme court no tlmoj
has been lost. The order of tho court
will be promptly obeyed." ;
FITZHARRIS-MULLET CASE.
Ex-Convicts Aro Doniod Admission
' to tho TJnitod States.
New York, May 29. A rehearing of
the case of James Fitzharrls and Jo
seph Mullett, the two Irishmen who
were excluded by tho board of special
Inquiry as o--convIets, were given a
hearing today. Former Judgo Georga
M. Curtis appeared as counsel for tho
men. Ho made a lengthy argument,
and maintained that tho men wore In
nocent of participation In the Phoenix
Park murders. His motion, however,
for tho admission of tho men was de
nied. Judgo Curtis then gavo notice that
he would appeal from the decision of
the board to the secretary of tho treas
ury, and tho two men wero taken baolc
to Kills Island till a decision In tho caso
la rendered.
BOILER MAKERS OUT.
Tho Strlko at Sayro Far from AcU
justmont.
Towanda, Pa., May 29. Tho shop
men's strike at Sayru appears far from
adjustment. Tho sixty boilermakers
aro still out, and today their appren
tices quit work.
Tonight a union meeting of all shop
men was held. Those conversant with
tho situation stato that should tho Le
high company Import boilermakers to
take the place of the strikers a general
strike of tho company's mechanics at
Sayre would follow.
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WEATHER FORECAST.
Washnlgton, May 29 Forecast for Wed
nesday and Thursday: Eastern I'enn
ayhanla, partly cloudy Wednesday)
Thursday, .fair; warmer; froah east to
southeast winds.
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