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BOI1VAR
BULLETIN.
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VOL. XXXVII-NO. 4.
BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, AUGUST 30, 1901.
SUBSCRIPTION: $1.00 Per Year
T. J. Phillips, of Ottumwa, was nom
hated for governor of Iowa by the
the democratic state convention held
in Des Moines on the 21st.
A pro-Armenian sheet, issued in
Paris, asserts that the Turks have
been looting1 and murdering in the
fcassoun district since the beginning
of July, and that several Armenian
villages have been wiped out.
"Apparently there is a movement on
foot on the part of Great Britain, Ja
pan and the United States," says a
dispatch to the London Morning Post,
from Che Foo, dated the 22d, "to force
liussia to evacuate Xiuh-Chwang."
The work of reconstructing the
American line steamer Philadelphia
(formerly the Paris) was completed
lit I'elfast, on the 22d, and the vessel
failed for Southampton, from which
port she will sail for 2s ew York on
the Olt.
Mayor Ashbridge of Philadelphia,
on the 19th, opened bids for the $9,
090,000 balance of the $12,000,000 loan
authorized last March, by an ordi
nance of council, for the construction
nud installation of the city's improved
water supply.
Kir Thomas Upton, owner of Sham
rock 11., challenger for the America's
cup, arrived in 2sew York on the 21st.
lie met vsith the most cordial Ameri
can reception indeed, the steamship
Teutonic, on which he was a passen
ger, reeeived one continuous ovation
fiom Sandy Hook to her dock.
Secretary of Stale John Hay
reached Canton, O., shortly before 11
o'clock, on the 21st, to confer with the
president on a number of matters de
manding consideration in the state de
partment. After a few hours spent in
close consultation, the secretary took
his departure for Washington.
Financial men of New York, named
in connection with the formation of
a world-wide copper combination,
deny all knowledge of such a combi
nation. They say that it would be im
possible to harmonize and organize all
the conflicting interests in copper,
and that nobody is trying to do so.
The officers and passengers of the
steamship Orizaba, which arrived at
Kow York, on the 20th, from Colon,
said that the reports of trouble be
tween Yenezuela and Colombia were
greatly exaggerated. '"We neither
saw nor heard anything of any troub
le while in the harbor," said Capt.
Smith. .
It was reported in Glasgow, on the
10th, that J. K. KUerman, of the Ley
land line, had purchased the old-established
City line of 14 steamers, en
gaged in the Fast India trade, the
price being nearly one million pounds
sterling. Mr. Fllerman. according to
rumor, acted for J. Pierpont Morgan
and his associates.
A monument to commemorate the
fifty-f.fth anniversary of the peaceful
annexation of New Mexico to the
United States, was unveiled, on the
19th, on the plaza at Santa Fe, in the
presence of a vast concourse. The
monument was erected by Sunshine
chapter of the Daughters of the
American devolution.
President McKinley, on the 21st, is
sued his proclamation announcing
that a World's exposition will be held
at St. Louis, opening not later than
May 1, 1903, and to close not later
than December 1, 1903, in commem
oration of the purchase of the Louisi
ana territory from France, in 1S03,
and inviting the nations of the world
to participate.
The London Daily Chronicle has
opened its columns to a discussion of
the relative merits of American and
Australian hardwoods for paving. Mr.
I.cfroy, agent general for western
Australia in London, pleads for a fuil
inquiry into the matter. His appeal
is indorsed by the Chronicle, which
declares that, in the interest of Lon
don's streets, the matter should be
definitely settled.
Lord Kitchener's weeklj" report
from Pretoria, dated the 19th, shows
that 64 Boers were killed, "0 were
wounded, 24 S were made prisoners,
and 93 surrendered during the
week. The prisoners include Land
rost Steyn, of Yredefort, and Com
mandant DeYilliers, father of Mrs.
Schalkburger, wife of the acting
president, and Commandant 13 rey ten
bach, of Lillicfontein.
The omission from the peace settle
ment protocol of a provision for the
destruction of the Taku forts was
due chiefiy to Li Hung Chang's pro
tests. He represented that it would
le a great disgrace to himself, who
had built the forts, to sign an agree
ment for their destruction. Moreover,
he might be punished therefor. The
omission, however, in nowise affects
their destruction, which will be car
ried out on the ground of military ne
cessitv. The directors of the Austro-IIun-rarian
bank have decided to begin the
introduction of gold currency by a
small issue of 20-kroner gold pieces.
The issue will be merely experimental,
in order to accustom the public to the
circulation of gold. , The present gen
eration in Austro-Ifungary has never
seen gold in circulation, and it is
feared it will be hoarded by certain
classes of the population. If, however,
the issue proves successful, a larger
one will be made.
The deputies supporting the Bra
zilian administration were attacked,
on the 23d, by a mob on leaving the
legislative chamber. One deputy was
injured, and several arrests were
amide. Other disturbances were fxn
m in tut.
CUBRENT TOPICS.
THE ITEWS IN BRIEF.
PERSONAL AND GENERAL,
Federal authorities at Portland,
Ore., on the 21st, arrested Frank
Burke and Eddie Conway on the
charge of having in their possession
illegal money made from the plates of
the defunct State Bank of New Bruns
wick,, X. J., which they received by
mail from Frank P. Perry, William
Hogan and K. W. Smith, of San Fran
cisco, now under arrest in that city.
Burke confessed.
The molders in the McDonald
pump factory at Dubuque, la., struck,
on the 22d, for a ten-per-eent. ad
vance in wages. Yice-President
Keough of the International Mold
ers' union had a conference with the
company, and the latter refused to
recognize the union or treat with the
men as members of it.
John W. Decamp, who was terribly
burned while searching in his blazing
home, in cSattle,Wash., for a servant
whom he supposed to be imprisoned
in her room, died, on the 22d, of his
injuries. Decamp was a well-known
co"-mission man of Seattle, formerly
in the same business in St. Paul,
Minn.
Hon. D. IT. Mortly, famous as the
writer of the Ohio constitution of
1!52, died at McConnelsville, ()., on the
22d. There remains now but one mem
ber of the convention living."
The secretary oi the treasury, on
the 22d, purchased short-term, bonds
as follows: $7,000 threes, at 103.4902;
$1,400 fours, at 113.2105; $500 fives, at
at 10S.1007.
R. T. Boss, a music teacher, and hi
wife, aged and penniless, were asphyx
iated by gas, on the 22d, in their room
in San Francisco.
Chief Justice Sir George Burton, of
the court of appeals, of Toronto, Ont.,
died in that city, on the 22d, aged 82
years.
Franklin M. Iiynn, formerly a
wealthy stock dealer, was found dead
in bed at the Mitchell hotel, Jackson
ville, 111., on the evening of the 22d.
Flynn weighed 32." pounds.
Potatoes are becoming more and
more a luxury in Chicago. Peaches
are now cheaper than home-grown
potatoes among the commission men.
potatoes among the commission men.
The price of the tubers reached $2
a bushel on the 22d.
Sir Thomas Lipton's new challenger
for the America's cup, Shamrock 1L,
had her first trial spin in Xew York
lower bay on the 22d. Expert yachts
men say the action of ' the craft as
sines an interesting contest for the
trophy.
Memphis, Tenn., is becoming the
center of the pearling trade for three
states, and daily men who have en
gaged in the business are bringing in
gems which sell for good prices. The
rivers of Arkansas and Mississippi are
the most prolifiic of the gems.
George Klauer, a jointist, was
found guilty, on 15 counts, of viola
tion of the prohibitory liquor law,
before Justice Disney, at Topeka.
Kas., on the 22d, and was fined an ag
gregate of $7,500, or 1,350 days in
jail.
The war against woman conducting
post offices in Kentucky has brought
to light the fact that J. C. Montgom
ery, a storekeeper in Bourbon coun
ty, is trying to supplant .Miss Martie
Boyd, a cripple, who lost both feet in
a railroad accident, and who gets $40
a month for her services.
State Health Officer W. P. Blunt, at
Austin, Tex., was notified, on the 22d,
that one death and two cases of yel
low fever have occurred at Tampico,
Mexico, on the Mexican steamer Yu
catan, from Yera Cruz.
Kxiles of Madeira and their de
scendants met in Bloomington, 111.,
on the 22d, to celebrate the fifty-second
anniversary of the arrival in this
country of that band of 300 driven
from Portugal's province because of
religious persecution.
By the construction of the missing
link by the Rocky Mountain Tele
phone Co. and the Northwestern com
pany between Billings, Mont., and the
present North Dakota terminus, a
circuit will be completed from the
Atlantic to the Pacific, the longest in
the world.
Baron Fava, the Italian ambassa
dor at Washington, will inaugurate
an investigation of the killing of Jo
seph Gingotti, an Italian railroad la
borer, by one of a mob, near Ash
down, 20 miles north, of Texarkana,
Ark-.
Because two union beef butchers
employed by the Cudahy packing
house, at Armordale, Kas., were dis
charged, on the 23d, 125 butchers
struck, ca'using that department to
be shut down. The strikers allege
that the men were discharged with
out cause. The company superintend
ent says it was following out a plan
to reduce the force iu all depart
ments. President Johnson, of the American
league, on the 23d, expeded Shortstop
Shugart, of Chicago, for assaulting
Umpire Haskell, at Washington. Mr.
Johnson said: "Each player of the
American league who in the future
slugs an umpire on the ball field will
be expelled from the league. That is
final."
The tenth annual session of the
Concatenated Order of Hoo lloo has
been called to meet at Norfolk, Ya,,
on September 9. After adjournment
the members will proceed to Buffalo,
N. Y., where they will participate in
the festivities of Lumbermen's week
at the exposition.
The statement of the treasury bal
ances in the general fund, exclusive of
the $150,000,000 gold reserve in the di
vision of redemption, issued on the
23d. showed: Available cash balance,
$17G,4S3,I07. Gold, $104,S91,143.
SEN0R VICUNA'S REMAINS.
They Are Deposited In a. Receiving
Vault at Washing-ton reading
ltetarn to Chili.
Washington, Aug. 24. The remains
of Senor Morla Yicuna, late minister
of Chili to the United States, arrived
in Washington from Buffalo. The
funeral cortege was met at the depot
by a number of officials and members
of the diplomatic corps, including
Col. W. II. Michael, in behalf of the
Btate department; W. C. Fox, acting
chief of the bureau of American re
publics; the Peruvian minister, Mr.
Calderon; the Costa Bican minister,
Mr. Calvo; representatives f rora . the
Mexican, Japanese, Yenezuelan,
Dominican and other legations. The
funeral party proceeded to .Rock
Creek cemetery, where the casket
was deposited in the receiving vault
pending a determination oh the final
disposition of the remains. Over the
casket were draped the Chilian and
American flas, while a profusion of
beautiful floral offerings were ar
ranged about it.
RETIREMENTS -IN THE NAVY.
It ear-Admiral Sell ley Anions the
Xnniber Forty-Five Promo
tion to Follow.
Washington, Aug. 24. Important
retirements and promotions in the
United States navy will occur within
the next few weeks, as announced at
the navy department yesterday.
Among them is that of Rear-Admiral
Schley, who retires from the active
list October 10. Other retirements
are those of Capt. Farenholt, Septem
ber 2; Capt. Allen, within a few days;
Capt. Robinson, September 21; Capt.
Forsyth, September 25, and Capt. Ide,
September 27.
As a result of these retirements 45
promotions in the service will be
made.
The retirement of Rear-Admiral
Schley will promote two captains to
the grade of rear-admiral. Thej' are
Captains Frank Wild and Henry
Glass.
THE BRITISH POST OFFICE.
fignrex From the British Postmas
ter General's Keport for
the Year 1UOO.
London, Aug. 24. A blue book con
taining the postmasler-general's re
port for 1900 presents s6me interest
ing statistics. The total number of
postal packets delivered in the United
Kingdom was 3,723,S17,000.
The experiments with motor mail
services are still unsuccessful, but re-f-nt
devlopments have encouraged
the hope of the ultimate establish
ment of this class of service.
The public deposited in the savings
banks 40,510, i:,6, and the total
amount due to depositors at the end
of the year was L 135,549,G45.
The telegraph department showed
a deficit of 652,104.
The total post office revenue was
15,995,470, and the expenditure was
10,064,903.
QUANTRELL RAID CLAIMS.
Will Attempt to Collect a Half Mil
lion Dollars from the Gen
eral Government.
Kansas City, Mo., Aug. 24. State
Auditor Cole of Kansas, will undertake
to collect from the federal govern
ment $500,000, which the state has
paid on account of the Quantrell raid
claims. Since lS37.the state legis-
lature has been making appropria
tions from time to time to pay these
claims with the understanding and
expectation that the general govern
ment would refund. Last winter the
legislature made the final appropria
tion. Auditor Cole will enlist the aid
of the Kansas delegation in congress,
and believes that by pushing the mat
ter he will succeed in a single session
of congress. The annual reunion of
Quantrell's guerrillas will be held at
Blue Springs, Mo., September 24.
There are S6 survivors, the best
known of whom is Frank James.
TO PREVENT YELLOW FEVER.
Non-Immune Innoculateil "With Dr.
Caldas' Serum The F-iperi-in
cut Jus II lied. x
Havana, Aug. 24.; A non-immune
has been innoculated with the serum
which Dr. Caldas, the Brazilian expert,-alleges
to be a preventive against
yellow fever, and has been bitten by
two infected mosquitoes. The priod
of innoeulation is from four to five
days.
Maj. Harvard, the chief surgeon, dis
cussing the Caldas and other experi
ments, sajs that the yellow fever
commission and himself have careful
ly considered the question of apply
ing infected mosquitoes to non-im-munes,
and have reachexl the conclu
sion that, .in view of all the circum
stances the fact that persons volun
tarily undergo the experiments and,
also, the importance of the matter
.from a scientific -point of view the
experiments are justifiable.
PRACTICALLY AN ULTIMATUM.
French Ambassador anil Stall 'Will
Leave Constantinople if Sul
tan Doesn't Yield.
Constantinople, Aug. 24. The
French ambassador, M. Constans, has
sent a letter to the sultan, practically
informing him that he would leave
Constantinople, with the entire stall
of the embassy, if the matters' in dis
pute were not settled immediately.
The letter has the nature of an ulti
matum. It accords the sultan the'
briefest delay within which to comply.
TENNESSEE
Belle Meade Flooded.
A cloudburst struck the famous
stock farm, Belle Meafie, near Nash
villa, last week, washing away a sec
tion of stone fence, undermining the
railroad for a short distance and rais
ing the creek over all the bridges. The
waterspout extended over all portions
of the city and from 4:30 until 8
o'clock one of the hardest rains in the
history of the city fell. In two hours
and thirty minutes the fall amounted
to 1.08 inches. In many places it was
heavier and the Glendale neighborhood
was almost flooded. -
O. E. Davidson and Mr. Elkans had
a thrilling experience just outside the
city limits. They went down to look
at the swoolen stream caused by the
continued rain and to their great
surprise and alarm when they turned
to go ' home found themselves sur
rounded by a flood of water which had
broken over the' bank at another point
above. It was several feet deep and
they had to wade some distance to a
point of safety. The' overflow was
quite swift, and it was with great
difficulty that they succeeded in- reach
ing a point of safety.
Millions involved.
Judge McConnell, sitting at Cleve
land, Tenn., dissolved injunctions
granted recently in a case that in
volves millions of dollars. At Duck
town, Tenn., $5,000,000 have been in
vested in the copper industry and two
mammoth smelting plants built. About
forty farmers claim, that their land
has been ruined from the fumes of
the plant, destroying all vegetation.
They filed suits for damages and were
granted injunctions, the observance of
which practically shut down the j
plants. Three thousand men are em
ployed in the industry, and one fea
ture of the hearing was the presenta
tion of a monster petition, signed by
3,000 citizens of the county, asking the
dissolution of the injunction. The Ten
nessee'Copper Company and Ducktown
Copper and Iron Company are the
plants involved. The first has spent
over $3,000,000 and employs 2,000 men.'
The last has spent $1,000,000, is ready
to ' put in $4,000,000 more and em
ploys 1,000 men. Individual damage
suits will be -c.ard at the September
term of court.
Store Fired.
The grocery store of W. A. Duffey,
at Humboldt, was entered one nigbt
last week, and a determined attempt
made to destroy it by fire. Almost the
entire middle part of the store was
saturated with kerosene and a large
wooden lard holder was encircled with
an oiled rope which extended to the
rear of the building and several old
socks saturated and dropped along
near it. The rope was then fired near
the rear door, which was left open. The
fire was slowly gaining the center of
the room when two passersby saw the
light through the window and broke
into the store barely in time to pre
vent the destruction of an entire block.
Several robberies of a minor nature
have occurred in the grocery and
dry goods stores at Humboldt of late,
but the matter has been kept quiet in
the hope that the miscreant might
be apprehended. Nothing was taken
from the store in this instance, how
ever, and no clew has, as yet been
found as to the guilty party.
Fraternal Insurance I.H w.
Insurance Commissioner Folk has
mailed letters to twenty-four fraternal
life insurance orders which do busi
ness in Tennessee, telling them that
unless they comply with the new law
they can not do business in the State.
The law referred to is known as the
"fraternal insurance law," and
prescribes at great length and in the
fullest detail the requirements which
must be complied with by all fraternal
insurance orders transacting business
in Tennessee. Under the require
ments imposed by the new law such
order must file a copy of its charter
with the insurance commissioner and
must agree that the service of legal
process upon the insurance commis
sioner of Ternessee shall be admitted
as,service upon the order. A minimum
premium rate is also fixed for the regu
lation of new orders entering the
State.
Tennessee lret Association.
The Tennessee Press Association met
at Nashville last week and elected the
following officers: Locis G. Fritz, of
the Memphis Deutsche Zeitung, presi
dent; J. J. Ambrose of Nashville, first
vice president; It. V. Hicks of the
Madisonville Democrat, second vice
president; Patrick Boyle of the Mem
phis Commercial Advocate, third vice
president; Herman Hasslock of Nash
ville, secretary; Robert J. C. Miller,
of the Nashville Banner, treasurer.
There was little other business trans
acted. There was a brief discussion
of matters relating to advertising and
then the members began to get ready
for the trip to Buffalo.
Corporations Filing: Their Answer.
The Postal Telegraph Company, one
of tii? corporations failing to file
answer to interrogatories before the
railroad commission in regard to its
property, as required by law, filed its
answer last week. The property of
the company will be assessed with that
of other derelict companies when the
governor call3 the board into extra
session. The Weakley County Tele
phone Company filed a schedule of its
property and answers to interrogato
ries with the commission. This, is a
new corporation
STATE NEWS.
May Return to the Pen.
Thomas O. Bryant and George New
land, two men who had served a
term in the pen for horse stealing,
were released last week, but were im
mediately arrested upon a capias is
sued by the Criminal Court of David
son county charging them with mur
der. The two convicts were sent up
from Cheatham county, and about a
year ago they were indicted for the
murder and cremation of the Ade fam
ily, whose lives were lost in a fire that
consumed the residence of Jacob Ade of
Paradise Ridge, in the spring of 1897.
There was a trial of several men for
the alleged crime in 1898, but the
proof was insufficient and the accused
were ' released. After Bryant and
Newland wer convicted of horse steal
ing it leaked out that there existed
damaging proof against them in con
nection with the Ade cremation. The
case was investigated by the grand
jury, and indictments were returnd.
Bryant and Newland were indicted a
short time ago by the grand jury in
Cheatham county, for burning the
house of a neighbor. This offense is
said to have been committed shortly
after the Ade tragedy. Should the
men get clear of the charge of mur
dering the Ades they will be taken in
charge by the Cheatham county au
thorities and be tried for arson.
Insurance Figures.
The approximate amount of the
premiums collected by insurance
companies in Tennessee for the six
months ending July 1, 1901, was $3,
088,709.60. The amount of taxes re
ceived at the office of Treasurer Folk
for the six months mentioned on in
surance premiums was $77,217.74. This
breaks all previous records for the
same period of the year, and indicates
that the insurance companies have
done the heaviest business in the his
tory of the State. The amount of taxes
collected from the insurance compan
ies is 2-i per cent, of each premium.
The receipts on this account for the
year 1900 amounted to $143,263.36.
This makes the first six months of
this year far ahead of the same period
of last year. The close of the year
will very probably show a much larger
increase than the first six months, as
a larger amount of insurance business
is always transacted during the later
months of the year than in the first.
Kallroud Humor.
It is reported that the Chesapeake &
Nashville Railway has been sold to
Peter Arlund, the Louisville promoter
and others, and that a line of road
will now he built from Madison, Ind.,
to Nashville. The Arlund syndicate
has recently acquired several branch
roads in Kentucky, and for some weeks
has been negotiating with the Chesa
peake & Nashville people for its pur
chase. This road and those recentl3
acquired in Kentucky are in direct
line with the proposed new road. The
above mentioned syndicate already
owns the road into Greenburg, Ky.,
and this, taken in connection with the
fact that they are now preparing to
Have the old Cumberland & Ohio
route surveyed from Evansville to
Scottsville, Ky., a distance of sixty
miles, indicates that the transfer of
the Chesapeake" Nashville has al
ready taken place.
Southern IJulldlnu and Loan.
The court has ordered the payment
of a 5 per cent, dividend to stockhold
ers of the Southern Building and Loan
Association of Knoxville, which went
into the hands of receivers five years
ago with goods of stockholders scat
tered over half the States of the Union,
but principally in Tennesse, Kentucky,
Arkansas and Texas. In round num
bers $1,000,000 has been paid out in
dividends by the receivers. The one
ordered a few days ago, making 45 per
cent., will wind up the affairs wita the
receivers, who can claim a record of
having paid 55 cents on ,the dollar
when offers to sell stock at 20 cents on
the dollar went begging when the asso
ciation was thrown into the hands of
receivers.
State Encampment Postponed.
At a conference between Gov.
McMillin and Adjutant-General Bran
don, the question of a State en
campment of the National Guard was
postponed until next June. At that
time, if there is money in the treasury
sufficient to bear the expense of a
State encampment for all of the Na
tional Guard, it will be held, but if it
is found that the appropriation for the
maintenance of the National Guard is
not large enough to . defray the ex
pense for a general encampment, one
will be held for one of the regiments,
and that for the other will be held un
der an appropriation to be asked of the
next general assembly.
Smallpox.
The State board of health has re
ceived a report that there were four
cases of smallpox in the vicinity of
Whiteville, Hardeman county.
Gov. MrMtllln Offers Reward.
Gov. McMillin has offered a reward
of $100 each for the apprehension of
and conviction of Albert Templeton,
John Templeton, Aaron Templeton and
George Wright, who are charged with
the murder of C. H. Legere in Han
cock county, on July 19. A reward of
$100 has also been offered for Jamea
Wright, an escaped convict, who is al
so charged with having been an -accomplice
in the murder of Legere. Le
gere was an officer and a highly re
spected citizen of Hancock county,
ana Was Iliuiuciru, uciug najuiu, auuk
and robbed bv a gang of outlaws.
INTEREST IS INCREASING.
State Commissioners at Buffalo Will
Vrgce Iurrratrd Appropriation,
For the World'f Fair.
Washington, . Aug. 24. The special
committee appointed by the executive
commissioners' association at the
Pan-American exposition made a
brief stop here on their way to
Charleston, S. C, where they will be
the guests of the South Carolina Ex
position Co.
Missouri is represented by Mr. TL M.
Yost, of St. Louis, secretary and su
perintendent for the Missouri com
mission, who, in addition to his stato
work, has been requested by Presi
dent Francis to recommend to the
Louisiana Purchase expedition com
pany a site at Charleston on which
the company will erect a building sim
ilar to the one now at the Pan-American.
Mr. Yost said:
"Interest in our World's fair is in
creasing throughout the east. The
inquiries at Buffalo are especially nu
merous and interesting. I find that
all the commissioners now at the Pan
American are in communication with
the officials and others of their state,
urging a larger appropriation than
has ever been made for a similar pur
pose. These state" commissioners axe
using their utmost endeavor to help
make the World's fair at St. Louis the
biggest thing of the kind ever known
in this country. It would be a good
idea to communicate directly with
those who now represent their state
governments at Buffalo. They are
willing and anxious to assist, and all
they need is information on the lines
in which they can be of greatest value
to St. Louis. The state commission
ers especially represent in a direct
way all the exposition interests of the
several states, and are in a position
to accomplish with promptness results
which will be tedious to obtain
through other channels. The erection
of the Louisiana Purchase building at
Buffalo was a happy thought, and ita
existence with the Pan-American haa
already done wonders in exploiting
the interest and progress of the
World's fair. In my opinion we can
accomplish even more along this same
lme through the -building that is to
be erected at Charleston. These forms
of advertising are, money well spent."
THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE.
It Will be Itepresented on tlie Gov
ernment World's Fair Board by
Col. Win. II. Michael.
Washington, Aug. 24. Col. Wm. II.
Michael has been appoined as a mem
ber of the United States government
board for the St. Louis exposition.
The action of Secretary Hay in ap
pointing Col. Michael is expected to
be received with favor by the man
agement of the exposition. He has
been of great assistance to President
Francis and Chairman Carter, the lat
ter of the national commission, in the
preparation of state papers in con
nection with the proclamation of the
president and the preliminaries to
the invitation to foreign governments
to have exhibits at the fair.
Col. Michael said this afternoon
that he would see that St. Louis got
an exhibit from the11 state depart
ment that would surpass anything
which has ever been shown by that
department at an exposition. He will
secure entirely new features for St.
Louis. His experience at expositions
of the past will be of great value to
him, and he believes he can arrange
an exhibit which will be unique and
interesting, and so instructive that it
will draw scholars from all parts of
the United States to study it.
THIS ENDS THE CASE.
There Will he Xo Appeal In the St.
Louis World's Fair In
junction Case.
St. Louis, Aug. 24. In the injunc
tion suit against the Louisiana Pur
chase World's Fair Co. to restrain
them from using Forest park as a
site, Judge Chester II. Krum for the
plaintiffs, John II. Bergherm and II.
H. Werdes, sent the following com
munication to Clerk Donnerberg of
the circuit court Friday:
"Werdes vs. Louisiana Purchase Ex
position Co.
"In the above entitled" cause the
plaintiffs decline to appeal."
The communication was at once
taken to Judge Zachritz, who will
act upon it at once and probably dis
miss the case.
CATCH OF WHALING VESSELS.
Some of the Season's Figures of the
Catch of the Whalers Reported,
at Sun Francisco.
San Francisco, Aug. 24. Up to July
24 the catch of the whaling vessels
out of this port is reported to have
follows: Charles W. Morgan,
1,200 barrels of sperm oil and 3,400
pounds of bone; California, 900 bar
rels of STerm oil: Gavhead, 500 bar
rels of sperm, oil; Alice Knowles, 300
barrels of sperm oil and John Win-
throp 130 barrels sperm oil.
Touched far His Watch.
New York, Aug. 24. George Alfred
Townsend, the journalst, complained
to the police, Thursday night, that
his watch, valued at oUU, naa Deen
stolen from his pocket while on a
Broadway car. The watch, Mr. Town
send says, was given to him by Brig
ham Young in 1S71.
The Ophir Leaves Cape Tonn.
Cane Town. Ausr. 24. The roval
yacht Ophir, with the duke and
duchess of Cornwall and i ork on
board, sailed for the island o( Ascen
sion.
P1PPIE IE
Continued Increase in Both the Ira
port and Export Trade of
the Archipelago.
COMPARATIVE. FIGURES ARE GIVEN.
They Show That the Islands, Wheat
I'eaeeful Conditions are General
and Assured, Will Become One of
the Most Important of Our 9Iar
keta for Industrial Products.
Washington- Aug. 24. A continued
increase in both the import and ex
port trade of the Philippines is shown
in a comparative statement compiled
at the war department, giving the
commerce of the islands for the seven
months ending January 31, 1901, and
1900. The total alue of merchandise
imported during seven months ended
January 31, 1901, was $17,999,107, as
against.$12,074,705 for the same period
m 1900, and the merchandise exported
was $12,037,359, as against i?S,30j,530
for the 1900 period. This shows an in
crease of 42 per cent, in the value of
imports and 52 per cent, in export
values.
The value of imports of merchan
dise from the several countries, re
spectively, during the seven months
ended January 31, 1901 and 1900, ex
clusive of quartermaster's supplies.
follows:
United States, 1901, $1,493,4SS; 190O.
$S90,010, or 08 per cent, increase; Eu
ropean countries, 1901, $8,974,133; 1900,
$o,270,766, or 70 per cent., increase;
Asia, 1901, $7,327,5S2; 1900, $5,006,222,
or 22 per cent, increase; Oceanic, 1901,
$197,683; 1900, $507,702, or 61 per cent,
decrease.
Exports of merchandise to various
countries respectively during these
seven months periods follow: United
States, 1901, $1,477,611; 1900, $2,037,630;
European countries, 1901, $7,933,751;
1900, $3,201,653; Asia, 1901, $2,543,410;
1900, $2,774,464; Oceanic, 1901, $236,305:
1900, $242,245; other countries, 1901,
$345,782; 1900, $49,533.
The value of cotton and cotton
goods imported during the seven'
months ended January 31, 1901, was
$6,231,6S4, an increase of $3,073,861.
Provisions, meats and other food
sutfCs, $4,444,763; increase, $1,524,677.
Iron and steel and other metals and
manufactures of, $1,204,149; increase,
$700,519. Chemicals, drugs and dyes,
$555,330; decrease, $174,537. Steam
and sailing vessels, $552,985. Bread
stuffs, $407,726; decrease, $19,895.
Gums, resins and oils, $390,601; in
crease, $242,S79. Silk and manufac
tures of, $375,507; increase, $256,324.
Glass, earthen, stone and chinaware.
$301,277; decrease, $1S6,9G4. Machin
ery, machines and vehicles, $294,943;
increase, $197,176. Paper, and manu
factures of, $292,045; decrease $41,532.
Miscellaneous, SI, $50,047, a decrease of
$933,432.
The value of hemp exported during
the seven months ended January 31,
1901, was $7,233,155, an increase of
$2,061,110. Sugar, $1,010,590; decrease,
$626,0S6. Tobacco and cigars, $1,509,-
623; increase, $244,296. Copra,- $1,
906,315; increase, $1,671,856. Miscel
laneous, $707,621, an increase of $247,
371. STATISTICS OF BOER LEADERS.
But Few In the Field Who Were
Prominent When the War Be
Kan Two Years Ago.
London, Aug. 24. A Pretoria dis
patch gives some interesting statis
tics of Boer leaders. Of the members
of the old government executive
council only Schalkburger and Reita
are in the field. Gen. Joubert is dead.
Gen. Cronje is a prisoner and Gen.
Kock was killed.
Out of 27 members of the first
volksraad 13 are accounted for. Bar
nardj Labusch'ange and Malan hava
been killed. To Sergt. Merritt of the
Bedfordshire regiment was awarded
a medal for killing Malan, who was
sniping at Magaliesburg in June.
Merritt stalked him four miles be
fore he succeeded in shooting him.
Ibsen is dead. Wolmarens is a pris
oner. Eight members of the first
volksraad have surrendered. About
half of the members of the second
volksraad are accounted for. All the
heads of the state departments aro
accounted for except Smuts. Three of
them are in Europe, two are prison
ers and 14 have surrendered.
UNDER STRICT MARTIAL LAW.
All the Country Stores In (ha
Queenstown District of Cape
Colony Ordered to Be Closed.
Cape Town, Aug. 24. A fresh order
proclaiming martial law has been is
sued, providing for the closing of all
the country stores in the Queens
town district, requiring that all goods
likely to be useful to the enemy shall
be taken to certain specified towns
and forbidding country residents to
have in their possession more than a
week's provisions.
WATCHING, ROGERS ESTATE.
Xew. York and Xew Jersey Have su
Agrgrevrate Tax Interest of About
a Million Dollars.
New York, Aug 24. Tax collectors
for the city and state of New York
and the state of New Jersey are close
ly watching the work of valuing tho
estate of the late Jacob S. 'Logers,
who left the greater part of his five
or six millions to the Metropolitan,
museum of art. It is estimated that
the tax on the estate will amount Ut,
$1,000,030.
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