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The snn hotly blazed on the long, dusty
Thftt leads to the hurrying mart;
And the wearisome spell of the languorous
Seemed to penetrate e'en to the heart.
And yet like a memory, distant and dim,
There cume through the foliage dense
A perfume?It banished the frowning so
Of lilacs from over the fence.
The wayrarer paused, and there came to
h la m i n il
The old-fnshloned place of his birth;
Illumed by a face that was gentle and
The gentlest and kindest on earth;
The big, rambling garden, the nools whero
Dreamed on'of a future Immense;
Where the sunbeams would linger in laziest
And the lilacs hung over the fence.
Again to the journey. Again to the strife,
And yet, mid the toil of the day,
A faint, subtle odor, with memories rife,
Full oft through the air seemed to stray.'
The smile had a meaning which no one
That lightened his features 90 tense.
As the perfume in fancy would sweetly return
Of lilacs from over the fence.
1 THE CHANGED SHOES. I
M ersfield was re'M
markable for three
- *1?ir??a hio infanaa
Pbashfulness, his ini
decision of character
and his abnormally
and feet. On the
latter he particularly
HtT was the most eligible of baohelors.
Equally, of course, he was being
everlastingly stalked by husbandhungry
mammas and daughters. But
they could make nothing of him.
Their most sirenio efforts simply
But exemption was impossible. He
was young, single, a viscount. He
hal ?25,000 a year.
One autumn, three or four yearb
ago, Lord Petersfield went down into
Sussex to stay with his friends the
Wentwarps, at Wentwarp Hall, a very
fine old country seat.
For one thing, they understood his
character and did not worry him with
excessive hospitality. And then, for
another, the daughters of the house,
Mabel and Maud?very pretty Jgirls,
too, by the way?did not run after
him or make eyes at him. They were
simply friendly and cordial with him.
Now Viscount Petersfield had contracted
a deplorable habit of easing
his pinched toes by kicking off his
pumps during the progress of dinner
ana only resuming them just before
he had to jump up in deference to the
rising of the ladies.
He was rather sorry when he saw
Lady Wentwarp preparing to make
the signal, and he had to feel for his
vacant pumps. He found them and
got them on in time?phew! Certainly
they were abominably tight! They
seemed to throw him forward on his
toes in a way to which he was Dot accustomed.
Only at the last fair diner
swept past him, on her way oat, did
lie realize that his toes were being
tortured in a pair of ladies' shoes.
They were high heeled, of black
satin, with large rosettes and silver
buckles. He had no difficulty in
recognizing them. They were Mabel
Then he saw how it was. An unintentional
exchange. The young lady
must \iavo kicked off her shoes also,
and meaning to resume them, had unknowingly
resumed his instead.
He decided that his best course was
to slip away on some pretext or other
while the gentlemen were still smokind
"iheir cigars, then to hurry upstairs
to his beiroom and exchange
the satins for a second pair of pumps,
which he had fortunately brought with
Having decided on this line of aotion,
he murmured?with a very red
face?a few excuses and apologies to
his host, and then performed a skillful
and speedy exit with so muoh rapidity
as to make it impossible for the black
satins to be seen.
Now, a3 he passed with rapid and
nervous stealth along the corridor
which led to his room, he happened
to notice that one of the- bedroom
doors on the way stood open. He
recognized whose room it was. It was
Mabel Wentwarp's. In an instant he
u ~ j j i.u A.V ~
imu jjuppeu meui buivlj uioiuw tuo
door of her room and was proceeding
with a lighter heart toward his own
apartment at the end of the passage.
On reaching his own room he
tamed up the gas and was about to
hunt out his second pair of pumps
from a cupboard when his eyes fell
upon his best pair?the pair which
Mabel Wentwarp had appropriated?
standing in a conspicuous position by
liis dressing table.
He saw how it was. Mies Mabel,
having discovered her mistake, had
had the promptness and delicacy to
replace thern thus in his room. It
was certainly most tactful and considerate
When they joined the ladies Lord
Peterfield still, however, felt rather
nervous in case any of the fair guests
might have shared Miss Mabel's discovery
about the exchange of shoes.
uut ue was soon set tree irom ansie^
on this point by Miss Wentwarp herself,
who, taking the opportunity to
approach him as he stood for a moment
alone, murmured, with a blushing,
"I found out our little mistake.
Lord Peter3field, and I at once restored
your property to your room.
Sh! No cue knows anything about
it. Ah!" (turning her eyes down
upon his varnished toes) "I see that
you have already reclaimed your
At that moment Julia Slanderson
swooped down upon her prey, and to
his great annoyance foroibly annexed
him for the rest of the evening.
Next morning after breakfast the
unfortunate Viscount noticed that this
persistent young lady was ntill hovering
on the pounce. He evaded her
at the expense of some skill and
slipped eff into the dampest and most
secluded portion of the garden to
enjoy his cigar alone.
Mabel Wentwarp startled him by
suddenly appearing at his side. Her
Oaoe was white and distressful. Her
eye3, he noticed, were bright with r ushed
"Oh, Lord Petersfield," she exclaimed,
"forgive my intrusion, but I
saw you come out, and I have followed
you, because I?I have something
I?I?must tell you."
"I?I?trust there is nothing the
matter," remarked his lordship, looking
embarrassed and conscious of a
vague sense of alarm.
"I?I?cannot deceivo you. A
great deal is the matter. And?it has
all arisen out of our?our?foolish
mistake last night. I?I?have just
had a dr-dreadful interview with?
that?that?odious Lady Slanderson!"
"The de?oh, I beg your pardon.
Bat?but?do you mean to say that
she discovered ou?our?mistake?"
"She?she?thinks that she has
found out some?so mething dr-dreadful
And poor Mabel, unable to restrain
her feeling any longer, began to sob.
"Oh, dear! Pr-pray don't distress
yourself, Miss Wentwarp."
,"Oh, Lord Petersfield, I?don't
know how I shall tell yoff the?the
shameful things Lady Slanderson said
to me. But?but?in justice to you,
as well as to myself, I must. It?it
seems that she was upstairs last night
at?at a most unfortunate moment,
and that?that?she saw me sl-slip
out of your room?without my shoes
"Good heavens!" gasped his lordship
in a tone of evident dismay.
"What a "
"And also," Mabel went on hur
riedly as if anxious to finish her painful
disclosure, "she waited up there,
spying in the dark, and saw you slip
out of my room without your shoes
"But, surely," began ijora retersfield.
"I?I?told her the truth," interpoaed
the girl. "I explained everything.
She?she?scoffed at my
version. She said she -would?would
publish the scandal to the four winde
of heaven. Oh, Lord Petersfield,
what is to be done?"
"But, surely," stammered Lord
Petersfield, who was naturally in s
great state of mind, "people will acaccept
our version rather than that of
this vile scandal-monger!"
"Alas," sobbed Mabel, "I wish I
thought so. You see, Lord Petersfield,
I cannot help recognizing the
very unfortunate state of appoarances.
She will say that if?if?we had?any
?anything to conceal we should, of
course, be ready with an explanation,
and tnat even at tnac oar explanation
is lame and improbable. Besides,
she will enlarge and exaggerate and
?and tell?falsehoods, nntil?oh, I
had rather have died than have had
The visconnt was-silent for a minute.
A sadden idea, born of the circumstances,
had flashed across his
mind. He had never thought of Mabel
in this light before. He would not
have done so now unless the situation
had forced it on him, but as he looked
at'her pretty, woeful face he realized
that it was not such an unwelcome
light in which to think of her aftei
"My?my?dear Miss Mabel, I?I
?might, for all that Lady Slanderson
knowa to the contrary, have?have?
acquired the right to?to?take your
?your slippurft to your room."
' "I?1?what do you mean, Lord
"Why," replied his lordship, Diusuing
and stammering, "if f were?were
?engaged to be married to you. Miss
Mabel, it -w-would make a?a? differenoe--wouldn't
"Oh, no, Lord Peterafield! Not
that, not .that," she cried, starting
"Couldn't you s-stand me at?at?
any price, then?" gasped the viscount
"Oh, yesl.. It?it was not that. I
should?I mean I could not let you
sacrifice yotttaelf to?to?save my reputation."
"It wouldn't be much of a sacrifice,"
said his lordship. "Do you
know, I am rather glad now that this
?this?unfortunate situation has
opened mjf. eyes? It?it?shows me
something I didn't realize before. I
?I?oh, Mabel, will you?"
"He is a noble man, mamma,".'said
the newly engaged girl to her mother
a few hours later. "He?he?sayB he
didn't realize that he loved me till
this morning. And I did not realize
that?that?I loved him. If I had, I
would n-never have played that horrid
practical joke'upon him about his?
his pump9. Bat whtfn he?he?
ep-spoke to me I knew in a moment
that?that?I did love him. You will
?will?never tell him that I meant it
originally for a stupid hoar, will you,
"Don't be afraid of that,' M-\b.
Your old mother will not give you
away. It was a risky sort of joke,
wasn't it, though it has had the happiest
results, as it seems to have
opened both your eyes?"
General Grosvenor'? Disillusion.
General Grosvenor was walking
through the corridors of the Capitol
at Washington recently, when a woman
"I beg your pardon," said she,
pleasantly enough, "but isn't this
Congressman Grosvenor of Ohio?"
"Yes, madam," was the reply.
"I thought so," she continued.
"You see, I recognized you from your
pictures in the papers." Then she
paused a moment, while General Grosvenor
also waited. '
"General Grosvenor," said the
woman, with a touch of timidity in
lier voice, "couldn't yon give me a
ticket of admission to the galleries?"
Quite gallantly the Ohio Congressman
procured a card, filled it oat and
signed his name. The woman went
on her way rejoicing. General Q$osvenor
stood for a moment thoughtfully.
"Well," he said, "that il4he
first time I ever knew.I really looked
as bad as m^-piotures."?New ".England
It is the dead of night. That is not
i another story; understand.
With straining ears the woman listens.
She hears her husband enter the
house and walk swiftly through the
i "Ah, me!" she sighs. "He has
knocked nothing over! The room is
not yet artistically furnished!"
She cries softly to herself awhile
and then resolves upon the morrow to
buy a few additional loads of bric-abrac
and try anew.?Detroit Journal.
' PRETORIA IS OCCUPIED.'
General Roberts Leads His Great
Army Into the Boer Capital.
LARGE BRITISH FORCE CAPTURED.'
General Botha Abandoned the Defence
oi rretorm Aicer s?T?nu ouurp jc.ii"
* counters With the Overwhelming Invading
Force?An Irish Battalion Cat
Off by Boers In Orange River Colony.
London (By Cable)?At the bead of
O great army General Roberts entered
the submissive capital of the
South African Republic Tuesday afternoon,
236 days from the beginning
of the war, and five weeks from the
inception of the northward movement
A short engagement preceded the
town's capitulation, the Boers opening
fire with well concealed artillery and
attempting to flank the British, the
movement being frustrated by the
work of General Hamilton's troops.
The British loss was slight.
The occupation of Pretoria was announced
by General Roberts' in the
"Pretoria.?We are now in possession
of Pretoria. The official entry will
be made Tuesday afternoon at two
Details of the negotiations for surrender
were given in this later messaged
? _ / a ? r v
f ^\<2a. ( vL I \ >
THE BiLA.D HOUSE, PRETOQIA.
"Pretoria.?Just before dark Monday
the enemy were beaten back from
nearly all the positions they had been
holding, and Ian Hamilton's mounted ,
Infantry followed them to within two
thousand yards of Pretoria, through
which they retreated hastily.
"De Lisle then sent an officer with a
flag of truce into the town, demanding
its sur?ender In my name. Shortly
before midnight I was awakened
by two officials of the South African
Republic, Sandbar, military secretary
to uommanaant i>eaerai tsotna, anu a
general officer of the Boer army, who
brought me a letter from Botha, proposing
an armistice for the purpose
of settling the terms of surrender.
"I replied that I would gladly meet
the commandant general the next
morning, but that I was not prepared
to discusss any terms, as the surrender
of the town.must be unconditional.
I asked for a reply by daybreak, as I
had ordered the troops to march on
the town as soon as it was light.
"In his reply. Botha told me that he
had decided not to defend Pretoria, and
that he trusted the women, children
and property would be protected. At
seven a. m. Tuesday, while on the
march, I was met by three of the principal
officials with a flag of truce,
stating their wish to surrender the
town. It was arranged that Pretoria
should be taken possession of by Her
Majesty's troops at two o'clock in the
"Mrs. Botha and Mrs. Kruger are
both In Pretoria. Some few of the
British prisoners have been taken
one of the first things done by General
Roberts after <.ue occupation of
Pretoria was to direct General French
to relieve the British prisoners confined
. While the commander-in-chief of the
greatest army Great Britain ever put
in the field was fulfilling the promise
he made to the Guards at Bloemfon..
tela to leacUthem into the capital of
' the Transvaal England was celebrat<
tng the eyent with wild enthusiasm.
. Throughout the length and breadth
of the country the news spread like
wild fire. Based on the recollection of
recent European wars, while the occupation
of the enemy's capital signified
the end of hostilities, General
Roberts's telegram was universally
taken to mean the practical finish ot
the war which has tried Great Britain's
military forces as they were never
i In sharp contrast to this great success
General Roberts reports the capture
near Lindley, of the entire
Thirteenth battalion of yeomanry
, numbering 400 or 500 men. A remarkable
march by General Methuon'.s
1 men of forty-four miles in twenty-foui
hours did not avail to save them.
i Captalu Godfrey Killed by Flllptnoi.
. I General Funston. with twenty-fiv?
i ,men, engaged fifty of the insurgents
twenty-five miles east of San Miguel
de Mayumo, P. I. Captain George J
Godfrey of the Twenty-second llegi
ment and one private were killed. Th<
Filipinos' loss is not reported.
| For Geological Surveys In Alimkn.
Congress has appropriated ?35.00(
for geological surveys in Alaska tlii*
year, and one of three parties has al
. Boer-U?itisli War Notes.
The total casualties at Mafekins
The 0<fpe Colony People's Congrers
, ! has adopted a protest against the an
, | nexaiion of the two republics.
j The Rritish Government has polite
i ly thnnked and dismissed the commit
, i tee of the Imperial Yeomanry.
| President Kruger is reported collect
. ! ing forces and provisions for a Ion?
J j siege in the Leydenburg district.
It is generally believed that Genera'
I Kitchener will be made Military Gov
J ernor of the two couquered Boer re
NEW YORK DEMOCRATS
State Convention Instructs Dolegates
to Kansas City For Bryan.
Resolutions Pledge Support of Any Plat*
form That May Be Adopted by
the National Convention.
New York City (Special).?The Democratic
State Convention met at the
Academy of Music here, and selected
delegates to the National Convention
at Kansas. City, elected Presidential
electors and a new State Committee.
The delegates-at-large chosen were
David B. Hill, Edward Murphy, Jr.,
Richard Croker and Augustus Van
Wvck. The delegates were instructed
to vote as a unit for William Jennings
Bryan at Kansas City. The
Chicago platform was not indorsed,
but the convention pledged the support
of the party in New York for any
platform adopted by the National
The convention was called to order
by Chairman Campbell, of the State,
Committee, who presented the name
of John T. Norton, of Rensselaer
County, as temporary chairman. . After
his speech the "roll was called und
the usual committees were1 announced.
Elliot Danforth was made
permanent chairman, and at the conclusion
of his address the report of
the Committee on Resolutions . was
heard. The resolutions reported t>y,;
the committee were adopted unanimously.
' ' v /
The platform adopted pledges the
Democracy of this State not only for
Bryan, but also to the national, plat
form, yet to be adopted. The monetary
plank In full is thib:
"We favor both gold and silver as
the standard money of the country, ths
money of the Constitution and of our
fathers, each to he maintained* at'^parit/
with the other in purchasing
and In debt paying power?which, hto
been the steadfast policy of the D^iraK
ocratic party since the days of Jeffer/
son, who declared that 'The monerar?
unit must stand on both metals.' We"
pledge our best efforts to continue tlie
wors 01 monetary leiorrn.
The only reference to the Boer trtir
is this: "We are opposed to any alliances,
express or implied, with any
foreign. Government, whereby the Influence
of this country cannot at all
times be freely exerted in behalf of
the maintenance and extension of Republican
Institutions, and in favor of
any brave people struggling to be free
from plutocratic or monarchical rule."
The platform also declares for the
election of United States Senators directly
by the people, and contains also
a long plank on trusts, concerning
which this declaration is made:
"The Democratic party pledges itself
that if intrusted with power, in either
tlife State or the Nation, it will devote
its best energies to the relief of the
neonle from these onnressive monono
away, but the majority are still ht
Waterval. Over a hundred of the
onicers are in i'retoria. Tn'fe few I
have seen-are looking well."
Tim Wop HfRr'o hnrt Information that
FICHTINC BEGINS IN CHINA.
Admiral Kernpff Lmul* More American
Bluejackets at Taku.
Washington, D. C. (Special).?The
Secretary of the Navy has received
the following cable dispatch from Admiral
Kempff. commanding the United
States ship Newark, lying at the Taku
forts at the mouth of the Pei-ho River:
"Engagement has commenceu. Have
landeu force of lifty seamen morebattalion
of marines. KEMPFF."
At a Cabinet council it was decided
to send American troops to China from
the Philippines should circumstances
make it necessary.
American- missionaries at Pao-tingFu
appealed to the United States Minister
at Pekin for immediate aid, as
the misson was being attacked and intense
indignation was feic over delay
in sending them reinforcements,
caused by Chinese red tape.
The Dowager Empress of China has
ordered the Tsung-ii-Yamcn to resist
all the world rather than suppress the
Russia has ordered 2000 Cossacks to
Pekin from Port Arthur.
STEEPLE JACK ROMAINE KILLED.
Foil 250 Feet From the Methodist Church
Steeple at Cold Spring.
Cold Spring, N. Y. (Special).?Stephen
W. Romaine. aged twenty-four, of
Yonkers, who was known as Steeple
Jack, was killed here by a fall from
the Methodist Church steeple. He
climbed the steeple, a distance of 250
feet from the sidewalk, by the lightning
rod, and was in the act of grasping
the ball that surmounts it when
the rod gave away and he fell. He
lived about two hours after his fall.
Romaine had been hired to gild the
ball on the steeple. Just thirty years
flJJO tilC 1)3.11 was pillL'Uli ill ^usiuuu,
and no work had been done on the
steeple since. The steeple climber at
that time met his death in the same
manner as did Romaine.
Gave Up Wealth For Love.
William Rittenhouse, a laborer, was
killed by falling from a car at Bowling
Green, Ohio. It became kuowr
that Rittenhouse owned a large estate
in Baltimore. He had received a college
education and enjoyed a life of
luxury. An unhappy love affair caused
him to exile himself from his'family
and friends and live a3 a common laborer.
Banker Sentenced For Forgery.
Robert E. Spencer, junior member
of R. D. & R. E. Spencer, bankers of
Thompsonville, Coun., who failed a
few mouths ago, pleaded guilty to 1'crgery
in the Superior Court at Hartford,
and wns sentenced to three yeaiu
in State prison.
Harvard Student Arrested.
> TTnrv.orrl stu
AUgUSlUS iJ. uiucj,
dent, was arraigned in the Municipal
Court at Boston charged with selling
obscene photographs. It is alleged
that Emery operated through the
mails. About 200 photographs were
found in his room, each valued by Emery
at $2. The case was postponed for
Treaty With Switzerland Ratified.
The Senate, at Washington, without
division, ratified the extradition treaty
recently negotiated with Switzerland.
Loft 810,000 to Her Hones. By
the will of Ella N. Amerman,
widow of Representative Amerman,
of Pennsylvania, filed at Worcester,
Mass., $10,000 is provided for the care
of two horses and a dog. The Rev.
Joseph K. Dixon, of Boston, is the
custodian of the fund. The animals
are to be treated with the utmost consideration,
especially the horses.
Tarkiak Officials Are AJarmecJ.
Officials at Constantinople, Turkey,
are becoming anxlotiti as American
cruisers approach, the demands from
Washington having been left'unanswered.
SHOT B t TfflS COM
Sheriff of San Augustine and Two o1
His Relatives Killed.
\ FEUD FRUITFUL OF MURDERS.
iliootlng Resale of One Three Hontlii
Aco, Which Coat Lite of George Wall;
Then Sherllt? Hl? Brother Avenged
Him?Hostile Faction Opened Fire si
the Trial of the Brother?Troops SentDallas,
Texas (Special).?Sheriff Noel
Roberts, of San Augustine County, and
ais two brothers, Felix O. and Sydney
Roberts, were shot to death in the
Court House at the old town of San
Augustine, in southeastern Texas, by
(members of the Brooks' and Borders'
followings. Sydney and Felix Roberts
were kilted instantly, and the
Sheriff died at noon, two hours affler
the shooting. /;
This Is the third tragedy wifliin
three months in an old feud thatfhas
Involved directly or indirectly nearly
every family of prominence im~ San
Augustine County. Sheriff (George
Wall was killed three months ago by
Lycurgtw- Borders. Noel Roberts, a,
relative bt the'slain Sheriff, w^ts elect? ,
ad to *ucceed him. .Ill feeling toward
the Borders resulted.
' . Several daysi ..ago' Benjamin. . C.
Brooks, ? relative of ,Lycurgtl? Borders,
was. killed in a public resort by
W?1I oI hmthur nt thA fllaln
?f U4I, ?* MkV.MV* ?
Sheriff. Young Wall surrendered to;
Sheriff Roberts. Lycrtrgua Borders
went from San Augustine to Beau
moat and rallied a party of friends of
, Benjamin Brooks, and returned to
San Augustine with the avowed Intention
of avenging the killing of Brooks.
When Sheriff Bobertd and Ms two
^brothers appeared in tlje Court House
j -tb protect Eugene Wall, who' was to
appear for preliminary-trial for the
silling of Brooks, the jterty from Beaumont,
under Lycurgus Borders, opened
News was hurried to Nacogdoches*
thirty miles away, and communication
ftad with Governor Sayers, at Austin.,
He ordered a militia company at
fcogdoches to hurry to San Augustine.'"
;|IhE ROCHAMBEAU STATUE*
Unveiled At Vendome in ttiyWBp,
or Many Auieilcintifl n
Vendome, France (By''C?J^?^KS
statue erected by subscrlptpflPumn
in France and in the
hnnor of General Rochambeau' (the,
~ " ' .Utlgf V1
French officer, born here, who, in
1780, was sent with 6,000: men to the
United States to take part in the Rev-""
olutionary War), was unveiled here
with great ceremony. The city was
richly decorated and the houses were
festooned with French and American;,
The unveiling exercises consisted of
a speech donating the statue ,to tbe%
city, another by the Mayor of;'yendome,
and of speeches by General
Porter dnd the Prefect of Ldir-et-'
Cher, the department in which Vendome
At the conclusion of the ceremony
those who participated in it visited the
tomb of Rocliambeau.
The statue is the work of Hamar, a
Venetian sculptqr. Many Americans
attended the ceremony.
RAILROAD WRECKS IN OHIO.
Five Peraon* Killed Near Hamilton and
Three Near Fremont.
Hamilton, Ohio (Special).?The engine
of a fast freight on the Cincinnati,
Hamilton and Indianapolis Railroad
jumped the track west of this
city. Eleven cars loaded with stock
were wrecked. Timothy ' Mahoney,
David Starkey and Ambrose Smith,
trainmen, and two unknown boys whc
were stealing a ride were killed.
Fremont, Ohio (Special).?Spreading
rails caused the wreck of an eastbouml
freight at Erlin. Enoch Bowser.
fireman, and John Purtell, head
brakeman, both of Lima, were killed
Instantly. A boy who was beating
his way was crushed beneath the
wreck. The damage will reach $50,000.
FELL ACROSS A BUZZ SAW.
A Workman In a Sawmill Cat In Two a<
the Waiet and Hla Arm Cat Oil.
Bolivar. N. Y. (Speclal).-Phllip Evingham,
forty years of age, employed
in the steam sawmill of M. E. Horner,
two miles south of Belmont, stubbed
his toe and fell across a buzz saw
making 1400 revolutions a minute.
As he fell he threw up his arm. The
arm was cut off and the saw passed
through his body at the waist, a thiu
strip of tissue holding the dismembered
parts together. None of the
mill hands saw the accident. They
were outside the mul when he fell.
No outcry was heard. The body lay
on the running saw for live minutes
and was hacked horribly before the
accident was discovered.
Naval War College Open.
The Naval War College at Newport,
t> r trna fnrmnllv onpned for the
summer course of instruction by Frank
W. Hackett, Assistant Secretary of
the Navy. ..The exercises were attended
by aeatiy.all of the officers at
the naval fUm^l^llose of the war
vessels - at 'Netfrjj^ and from Fort
Adams, and those of the class, beside?
many civilians. V
Boon Tr?k;t6<'<^mi South Atrici
Dr. Reltz, th<& Transvaal -State Sec
retary, says that England. re
quire a permanent garrison of 50.00C
soldiers in the TranfVaalf He be
lieges many Boers will trek^o Germar
South Africa. Large
Sliut-Down In iStMl.
The Iiiuois Steel Company mills at
South Chicago were closed down, with
* ? ' -* ^ - vt-Ji
tne exception pt .nif umni iuiuin.u
Between G>000-land"; 7,000 men were
thrown out of employment.
The Political Campaign*
The Populists have opened their
Western headquarters at Lincoln,
Maine Prohibitionists have nomin
ated Grant Rogers, of Richmond, foi
Tennessee Democrats have renomin
ated Governor' Benton McMUlin anil
W. S. Taylor, recent claimant for the
Governorship of Kentucky, has an
nounced that he will make the race
v again this fall on an antl-Goebel elec
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TRAIN RQBBERS' FOILED.
Engineer Ran Away With the Traill.
After It Had Been- Held Up.
Express Messenger Barricaded Himself
and Hefused to Surrender, Although
Longview, Texas (Special).?Masked
robbers stppped a train on tlie International
'& Great Northern Railroad,
| sixty miles from this city, and after
taking Engineer Charles Rich and
Fireman Love from the locomotive,
made the latter break a hole in the
door of the express car, which the
ornve express messenger, George
Rutherford, refused to open.
ue nau put out cne lignts in tne
;ar and barricaded himself behind the |
freight. Not wishing to take chances
themselves, the bandits concluded to
send Love through the bole, with instructions
to unlock the door. The
fireman, shouting to the messenger not
to shoot climbed though the hole, being
Impelled by the sight of four revolvers
leveled at him.
Inside, the car Love In the darkness
crawled behind the barricade the express
messenger had arranged, and
was .furnished with a shotgun: The
bandits had unwittingly reinforced the
man 'who 'stood between them and
their "booty. They concluded that the
best thing to do was to scare Rutherford
and the fireman*by shooting
through the sides of the car. They
ihot until the express car looked like
the top of a pepper-box, but no word
of surrender came from tha messenger
m: his companion. >
^ While this ^was^ge^g on the bandit
i n Ism
IU LUC - ?
GENERAL MAXIMO OOMEZ.
stood up in his carriage and saluted |
Governor-General Wood, who was on
the balcony. General Gomez said he
had kept his promise to return to
Cuba, and that he had never intended
to turn his back upon her people.
Bird Protector* Win.
At a meeting of the Audubon Society
iu New York City it was announced
that the Milliners' Protective
association had offered to agree not
to make use of the feathers of American
birds, except those of game birds
killed in season, after 1902, on condition
that 110 attempt be made to prevent
the use of imported feathers.
Farmer Blown to Fieees.
Steven St. Aubin, a fanner of St.
George, 111., was iustantly killed by a
dynamite explosion. He was about
to blast boulders on his farm, when he
. nf,,i?Muli ni-nv ft raiii-n.nl tip. -There
was a stick of dynamite in bis pocket.
He was blown to pieces.
Boers Culture British Troopa.
Four small bodies of British troops
were captured by Boors in ths eastern
part of the Orange Free State.
ClmiiRe us to Keclstereu Letters.
The Postmaster-General at Washington
has amended the postal regula
tions so as to permit tin? sender of .1
registered letter to recall it after it
has been dispatched. Heretofore the
rule has been that sueli a letter could
not be recalled without the consent of
Xeely'A Extradition Warrant Signed.
Governor Roosevelt has signed the
warrant for the extradition of C. F
W. Neely. who is accused of embez
zliiur Dostal frauds in Havana. Cuba.
COMMISSION IN MAHILA. ]
ludee Taft Talks of the Work of Establishing
WE REMAIN IN THE ISLANDS.
the-Work of the Commission?To Ortut J
All Self-Government Consistent With
Stability and Security ? Suggestion* - 'gj
Invited From the Filipinos?No Interference
With the Military Government
Manila (By Cable).?The . United
States transport Hancock, from San
Francisco, arrived here with the members
of the Philippine Commission. . Jaj
The members of General MacArthnr's . 3M
staff welcomed the Commissioners'on , .Jft
bf6ard the Hancock. At the Palace the , 'JH
Commissioners were welcomed in a ".|ft
short and forceful address. Judge flP
Taft, speaking regarding the powers ig
and future work of the Commission, ?
"We have full-Instructions and ex- jjfl
tensive powers. The latter we shall a %
not exercise until we. hare had ample v n
time to acquire sufficient knowledge \ 'M
of the situation to enable us to pro- aa
ceed to enact legislative changes and
reforms preliminary to the establish- djmMS
ment of a stable civil govern pagpt. jmk
"Until we assume authority 6mk| ?
Mac Arthur will continue to wSlnrf ' \
the duties and exercise the powflMWapffSH
merly performed and exerettwHH^ '^8
General Otia, nnd even after we taSo
active and full part In thejwmjPp , 1
ment, General MneArthur \
tinue as the executive head untft^OTDn
our recommendation to President Itc-JKinley,
It shall seem to the President
that the time has arrived for the ap- J
polntment of a civil executive for mak- J
ing the military forces merely auxlk
iary In carrying on the civil government,
to be available only in cases of .3
emergency for the suppression of law- , J
less violence too formidable to be jk
overcome by the regularly organized
IaaqI nnllpo n ,
"We are aware that there are several -Tj
Issues of deep interest to the Filipinos
upon which it is our duty to take action.
Some of these involve judicial a
investigation and decisions upon legal
rights. Others call for the careful ?
exercise of political power in order 3
to secure equitable adjustments. Up- rfi
on the latter class of issues we ran
not now speak.' 41
".Representing the sovereignty
/the United States in the Philippines^'. Wr \
which it is the purpose of our Govern- ^3
ment to maintain, we are here to dp;
justice to the Filipinos and to secure . JH
for them the best government in our . "-3
power and such a measure of popular j
control as Is consistent with the stablllty
and security of law, order and
property. We are civil officers, men -.a
cf peace. The field of our wont Is
necessarily confiued to regions where '3
the armed enemy lias ceased his oper- \
ations. We cannot deal with armed -s|
men. General Mac Arthur and the
army will do that. k q
"When those now in arms shall have
'iaid them down, relying as they certainjy
can upon the justice, generosity
and clemency of the United States, * 3
'-''it ?1 ? a.1*~oil o fnll hflirino
we BIWI1 give IUCI11 ail U. I.U.. ?0 ..
upon the policy to be pursued and the \
reforms to be Initiated. We purpose |
to inaugurate as comprehensive a
school system throughout the islands < J
as circumstances will allow. I am
surprised that Manila has not received
news regarding the Spooner bill, a ' *
measure calculated to help us greatly J
in our wort here."
. While in Hongkong the Commissioners
questioned Armacho and members
of the wealthy Cortez family regarding
Filipino affairs not covered by the
[ Filipino Junta there.
| It should be understood that the
foregoing declaration 01 Judge Taft
is in no sense intended as a proclamation.
CASUALTIES Hi TUG PHILIPPINES.
Number of Officer* and .lien Killed and*
Wounded Daring tlie War. )
Washington. D. C. (Special). ? Sec
retary Root sent to tue senaie a report
ou the number of soldiers who have
been killed and have died of wounds
in the Philippines. JA
The deaths In the Philippines, from
July 1, 1898, to May 24, 1900, were:
Regulars, 30 officers and 920 men; volunteers,
41 officers and 834 men. The
wounded were: Regulars, 37 officers
and 721 men; volunteers, 1115 officers
The number of insane soldiers admitted
to the hospital at Washington
from the Philippines to Slay 24, 1900,
is: Regulars, 47, and voluuteers, 15,
of whom 19 have beeu discharged as
recovered, and 41 still remain, one
discharged unimproved and one ou a
visit from hospital.
CARLOAD OF MORMON CONVERTS.
Twenty-one Tonne Women Go Wett to
Denver. Col. (Special).?A carload of
girls converted to Mormonisin passeo ,
through Denver to join the Utah fol
lowers of Joseph Smith and Brigham
Young. They were in charge of a
deacon and the deacon's wife. Some
were eighteen and others were twentytwo
years of age. but there was'none
older than that. They came from x
Missouri, Iowa. Illinois, and other valley
States. All expect to marry rich
Miss Jennie Hodges, a Peoria woman,
speaking for the other briues-elect,
said: "If I find no one to suit me,
I won't get married, loung men art
becoming Mormons and going to Utab
from our State all the time. The/-:
are enough eligible men for all tut
girls in the East."
Captain Streeter Arrenteil,
Captain George W. Streeter. of tin
Sfr'Called "Territory of Lake Miebi
-gan,"' was* arrested in Chicago on a
, warrant charging him with conspiracy
to commit murder. Streeter's "Mill
tary Governor." William Xiles, auc *
five followers who were arrested whili
trying to hold a tract of land on th<
lake trout claimed by Captain Street
or, were bound over to the Grand Jurj
on charges of assault with intent tc
commit murder, conspiracy, and un
Klnctrlc Wire Kill* Two lion.
Eldcn I'oss and Both man IT. Osman
two employes of the Somerset and
Kennebec l'ulp Company, at Fairfield,
Me., wore killed by contact with a
live electric wire on the premises of
the plant, nnil William O'Brien was
Canal Kill G.ien Over to December.
In the Washington Senate at the request
of Mr. Morgan (Dein., Ala.)
Chairman of the Committee on Inter
oceanic Canals, the Hepburn Nicaragua
Canal bill was made a special order
for Mopday, December 10. 1900. v