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RUFUS L. LOGAN, B. S. D., Editor.
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All Who Wish to Know What Has
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Senator von Pleh we, secretary of state
for Finland, has been appointed Rus
sian minister of the interior, succeed
ing M. Slpiaguine, who was assassin
ated on April 15.
W. H. Means, the Iexington, Mo.,
farmer who killed his niece. Miss Lydia
Means, at Henrietta early Tuesday
morning, was discharged at Wewoka.
The evidence showed that he killed the
voman in sef-defense and after she had
Eeriously wounded him.
At the general meeting of the North
German Lloyd Steamship company to
day, it was decided to increase the com
pany's capital by 10,000,000 marks ($2,-
375.000). It was announved that ths
Krupps had acquired extensive coal
fields which would immediately be de
veloped. The Audiencia court at Havana has
accepted the $100,000 bond of the fidel
ity company as bail for Major Rath
bone. The court finds that, notwith
standing that the fiscal maintained that
the bond is not strictly legal, its accept
ance is in accordance with article 3 of
order 97 of 1890.
John E. Madden has arrived at Mor
ris Park, New York, with 32 head of
thoroughbreds from Kentucky. Among
the lot was W. C. Whitney's Ballyhoo
Bey. The Futurity winner of 1900 is
declared to have recovered entirely
from the throat trouble which caused
his retirement from the turf 15 month.-
The Burlington is to expend In the
neighborhood of $1,000,000 in the con
struction of a double track from St.
Joseph to Rulo, a station on the Ne
braska side of the Missouri river, forty
five miles northwest of St. Joseph. The
surveyors have finished their work and
the matter has now been placed before
Mrs. Samuel I.anyon has received
word from her former home in England
that she has inherited $25,000 by the
death of her brother. P. N. Brown, one
of England's leading iron merchants,
who died in Bradford. Eng.. April 30,
1901, leavinz a large estate. Mrs. Ln-
yon was hiB only sister. Another broth
er is still living in England.
Members of the medical profession of
Battle Creek, Mich., note the case
of Esther Grimes, 4 years old! Both
children. She uses the sign language
in conversing with her parent.-'The
scientists familiar with the cdse con
sider It a contradiction of the laws of
It is said that the will of the late
William H. West, the minstrel, prob
ably will be contested. Mr. West left
an estate valued at about $300,000. He
left $1,000 to his sister, Eliza Gibbons
of Rockaway, and her counsel today ob
tained permission from Surrogate
Church in Brooklyn to examine the
witness to the will. Counsel declined
to say why he desired to examine the
Unfastening the heavy screen to her
room with a screw driver, Nellie Hon
man a Cook county patient at the
Northern Illinois Hospital for the In
Bane, removed the barricade and jumped
to the ground, three stories below. She
broke her right thigh.
The National Bread company of Eng
land has been formed, with a capital of
$5,000,000. A large bakery will be es
tablished in Boston and others in every
large city in New England. Boston
capitalists are to underwrite the en
tire issue of stock.
Mrs. Lottie G. Dimon, widow of Henry
G. Dimon, who was killed in the Park
avenue tunnel accident on the New
York Central railroad several months
ago, was awarded $60,000 damages
against the railroad company by a jury
in White Plains, N .Y Friday
William Scott, arrested at Manhattan
Kan., on the charge of grand larceny
committed at Savannah, Mo., is said to
fit the description ot tne murderer of
the city marshal at Falls City, Neb.
who was killed two years ago, and for
whom a large reward was offered
The jury in the case of Burton, Wil
lis and Frederick Van Wormer, charged
with the murder of their uncle, Peter A
Hallenbeck, at Hudson, N. Y., Friday
returned a verdict of murder in the
first degree against all three of the ac
cused. The death sentence was pro
nounced. X-rays will be used to determine who
shot Mrs. William Laechle of Rogers
Park, a Chicago suburb, at her home on
the afternoon of Feb. 25. Mrs. Laechle
was severely wounded in a quarrel with
her neighbor Mrs. James Whlttaker,
an argument having arisen over the
children of the two women.
An unimportant newspaper at Vienna
reports that the Grand Duchess Helena
of Russia recently eloped with a stud
ent, they they were arrested at War
saw, and that the student was sent to
Siberia. The report is discredited. The
Grand Duchess Helena of Russia is the
only daughter ot the Grand Duke Vladi
mir, uncle of the czar.
An attempt was made to assassinate
Mayor-elect Frank MoGuire of Hudson,
Wis. Edward Huffe opened fire' on
him with a revolver, but missed. Mr.
McGuire ran and was pursued by Huffe,
who kept up his firing, but without ef
fect, until the St. Croix hotel was reach
ed. Huffe then fled and has not been,
apprehended. Huffe was recently dis
charged from McGulre's employ.
Charges of wastefulness and extrava
gance have been made againBt the Chi
cago board of education by Aldermen
Herrimann and Mlnwegen. Aid. Herr
mann assrted that between $500,000 and
$1,000,000 had been wasted in the pur
chase of useless school sites, and Aid.
man Mlnwegen accused the board ot at
tempting to aid a foundry company
unload four lots it wanted to get rid of
at nearly double their value.
The members of the executive council
of the American Feedration of Labor
bad a conference with President Reose
velt upon labor matters in which the
federation is Interested. The president,
it is stated, expressed himself in favor
of an effective Chinese exclusion law,
and as In sympathy with the demands
of labor as to an 8-hour bill and a
prison labor bill.
By a rule Just adopted the Chicago &
Alton railroad will no longer hire men
who are over 35 years of age. This
rule applies to all departments, includ
ing the shops. Present employes who
are past this age will not be affected.
The officials state that they prefer to
employ young men rather than those
along In years, thinking that the train
ing of the younger class will give better
results than when men farther along in
years seek to enter railroad duties.
Secretary of War Root has made an
order relieving General William Crozler
and Captain I. N. Lewis, coast artillery,
from further duty with the coast ord
nance and fortification. The adverse
report of the committee in the nomina
tion of General Crozier as chief of ord
nance is said to have been largely due
to the complaints of investors having
business with the board of ordnance
and fortification. Now that the depart
ment has given heed to this objection,
it is confidently predicted that there
will be a disposition in the senate to
meet the department half way, and con
firm General Crozler as chief of ord
There Is no more interesting or curi
ous sight on this earth than the inter
ior of the extinct crater, Aso San, about
30 miles from the city of Kumamoto, in
Japan. It is inhabited by 20,000 people,
who live and prosper within its vertical
wall 800 feet high. The inhabitants
rarely make a journey into the outer
world, but form, as it were, a little na
tion by themselves.
Lord Roberts, replying to a corres
ondent who suggested using corps of
veterans for British home defense, says
he appreciates the patriotism of the pro
posal, but is of the opinion that sol
diers who have served their country
may now look to younger men to de
Chinese coolies were first brought into
the United States in large numbers as
laborers on the Central Pacific railroad.
After its completion thousands were out
of employment and took up laundry
work, because In California towns at
that time there were so few women to
do such work.
The government of France has appro
priated $120,000 (600,000 francs) for the
maintenance of the French government
exhibit at the Louisiana purchase expo
sition. Representatives of the world s
fair now in Paris write to headquarters
that the expenditures of private exhibi
tors from that country at the big expo
sition will reach fully half a million
Prof. Charles S. Minot, of the Har
vard Medical school, has been studying
the question of vacations in colleges,
end he concludes, aa he states in an ar
ticle in Science, that the amount of va
cation "is very excessive. , ,Wtthyihe
poEsible'tb firing young men into active
life a year earlier than is new possible.
and that would be an immense gain
URIBE CROSSES FRONTIER.
Leader of Colombian Rebels Given a
Hot Chase by the Gov
Washington, D. C, Apr. 23 The state
partment has information by cable to
the effect that Uribe-Uribe, the insur
rectionary leader, has been completely
overwhelmed by the government
troops at a place called Medina, and
has been compeled to beat a retreat to
Venezuelan territory. It is relieved in
Bogota that the war is now practically
Taking of Bocas Del Toro.
Mobile, Ala., April 23. The surren
der of Bocas Del Toro on April 17 has
been reported by cable. The fruit
steamers Hispania and Mount Vernon
arriving today, bring the news of a
battle and also of the unsuccessful ef
forts to secure the return of American
launches seized by the Liberals. Before
the battle opened the American worn
en and children were taken aboard the
Machias. The men remained ashore to
care for their property, and a detach
ment of marines were landed to protect
them. The battle began at daybreak
and continued for several hours. The
conservatives then retreated and the
Liberals took possession of the town
The incident that hastened the at
tack was the effort of the Machias to
recover the American launches taken
by the Liberals, who were camped on
the Island. They based their refusal
on the ground that if they gave up th
launches they would have no means of
leaving the island, and the eonserva-
tives would then annihilate them. They
would return tne launcnes in tn
morning. It is said the commander of
the Mnchlas consented to this.
The Liberals embarked on two flat
boats, towed by launches, but instead
of moving away they descended imme
diately upon Bocas. So far as known
the launches have not yet been re
Casualties in Transvaal.
London, April 23. The casualty list
published tonight shows that fighting
in South Africa has not ceased. Last
Sunday two British officers were killed
near Ficksburg. One was Captain SI
Thomas Fowler, only son of the late
lord mayor of London. Four men were
killed and three officers and 14 men
wounded in an engagement in the east
crn part of the Transvaal on Sunday.
Commons Vote War Tax.
Ixindon, April 23. The whole even
ing of the house of commons was oc-
cupled with p. heated debate on th
corn duties, as provided for in the bud
get. At midnight Government Leader
Balfour applied the closure, and the
corn duties' resolution was adopted by
a vote of 283 to 197.
Civil War Veteran.
Minoka, III., April 23. Lewis C. Pray
a veteran of the civil war who particl
pated in 130 battles and skirmishes
died today. He was a noted scout and
Ill to 46.
MOROS IN UGLY MOOD
THEY ATTACK AN AMERICAN
Force Under Baldwin Fired Upon by
Concealed Foes in the Mindanao
Hills No Americans Slain While
Enemy Has a Number Killed Ad
vance Halted Upon Orders front
the War Department.
Washington, D. C, April 23. Gen
eral Chaffee in a telegram dated Ma
nila today, tells of operations In the
vicinity of Dalabany. Lieutenant Col
onel Baldwin cleared the trail to Lake
Dapao where he was Joined by Moore's
battalion and mounted battery. Moore
was fired on from the hills in front
and on the left. The assailants were
driven off. Baldwin drove the enemy
two miles when they scattered.
General Chaffee continues:
"There were no casualties to our
troops; seven Moro bodies were found,
the opposing Moro were from Pinel
las village, whose fort in sight is fly
ing the red flag.
" The yam delegation has arrived at
Baldwin's camp from Geneasi, making
absolute submission to the United
States authority under the terms of my
Yesterday morning there was an
affair of a few minutes with the sultan
of Paulao's men, who attempted to re-
occupy the grounas cleared the day be
fore, and they were forcibly dispersed.
Baldwin says It will be rscessary to re
duce the force SI Pulas If it continues
hostile, before passing it. General
Davis has ordered Baldwin not to as
sault any fort or occupy hostile places
ntil two weeks time which was grant
ed the Moros to surrender the murder
ers, has expired.
"In order to expedite matters yours
of yesterday was sent at once to Gen
eral Davis and was received by him at
10:50 p. m. He has ordered Baldwin to
abstain absolutely from any aggres
sive movement and he will favor In
very way possible a friendly confer
ence. To withdraw all our forces will
ruin our prestige; to withdraw part of
the force would be dangerous. I have
ordered the trail cleared to the rear
quickly; eight miles was well opened
when l was there. Shall maintain our
position, but will not advance further
until you are heard from."
Febiger, with a battalion of 200 men
is in reserve. Baldwin's advance to so
great a distance was premature, bnt
was occasioned by the opportunity to
seize advantage In the situation and a
position for camping troops.
'Bolshing, at I lagan, says everything
is quiet. He is confident that the Mo
ros on the north side have, no idea of
The war department ... has instruct
ed General Chaffee to r,elay the depart
ure ot tne proposed expedition into
Mindanao until after the receipt of
further directions from Washington.
The president 'desires to exhaust all
other means of effecting the capture of
the-Mdros'who murdered the American
soldiers, before dispatching an arm
ed expedition for that purpose. Mean
while, however, that portion ot Gen
eral Davis' command selected for the
journey will still be held in readiness.
and all preparations up to the point of
actual departure will be made.
IN DEFENSE OF TREATY.
Danish Foreign Minister Advocates
Sales of West Indies to
Copenhagen, April 23. The lands-
thing today considered in open session
the treaty for the sale of the Danish
West Indies. The foreign minister. Dr.
Deuntzer, made a strong pro-sale plea.
covering the various arguments of the
opposition against the sale of the is
lands. He caused a sensation by read
ing statements from the United States'
otticial publication showing that Est
rup, the leader of the opposition, of
fered to sell the Islands to the United
Slater In 1892, when Estrup was prime
minister and minister of finance.
Dr. Deuntzer also ridiculed tno fear
of the opposition that the United States
congress might refuse to appropriate
$1,000,000 to purchase the islands, and
controversed the arguments against
the treaty because it did not confer
citizenship and free trade on the is
landers, pointing out that the Danish
constitution does not extend to the is
lands, and that Denmark does not enjoy
free trade, while, he added, a recent
decision of the supreme court of the
United States Insured the islands im
mediate free trade with the United
Ex-Premier Redtz Thott and the min
isterial leader. Madsen Mygdal, follow
cd, praising the growth of liberal in
stitutions In the United States, and de
claring tfte sale insured the prosperity
of the islands.
It is expected a vote will be taken
Governor Wood Pardons Reeves.
Havana. April 23. Governor General
Wood istued an order today pardoning
W. H. Reeves, recently sentenced to ten
years' Imprisonment and to pay a fine
of $35,016 for complicity In the Cuban
postal frauds. Reeves was liberated at
once. Governor Wood says he pardon
ed Reeves because be was a witness for
FRAUDS IN POSTAL CARDS
Department Exercised Over Discov
ery of Counterfeits Generally
Circulated in Mails.
New York, April 23. The postal au
thorities are exercised over the discov
ery of counterfeit postal cards in- the
mails from nearljf every part of the
United States. The description of tho
counterfeit cards Is given by the au
thorities as follows:
The top name line runs together, gen
uine spaced. The lines of Jefferson's
face are coarse and broken, and the
wreath Is not uniform. The word Jef
ferson is light face, and the genuine is
bold face. It Is coated paper, which is
not used for cards.
Victim of Steamer Disaster. !
The damage done by Are in the Bar
bican district of London Is roughly esti
mated at $2,000,000. 1
CHANGE FOR STEEL COMPANY.
Big Corporation to Become Actual
Manufacturing Corporation .
With Schwab Director.
Pittsburg. Pa., April 22. It was an
nounced tonight on excellent authority
that about July 1 the United States
Steel corporation will become practi
cally an actual manufacturing corpora
tion as well as the financial head of all
the great steel companies it absorbed.
President Schwab will become the
director of all the mills, railroads, coal
and coke plants, steamship lines and
furnaces. All the various branches of
the corporation will be divided Into de
partments, and the constituent com
panies will lose their identity. The buy
ing and Belling for the corporation will
be uder a single department with the
Individual purchasing department left
in the hands of the different merebers
of the committee. It Is understood
that the same officials will control the
general company with the same board
of directors and the executive commit
tee and officials of the operating depart
ment. Upon President Schwab will devolve
under the new conditions the bringing
Into complete harmony and union all
the interests now separated by the
previous construction of the steel cor
poration, and to make them one.
TRAGEDY IN WOMAN'S DEATH.
Michigan Coroner's Jury Skeptical as
to Husband's Story, and Lat
ter is Arrested. .
Traverse City, Mich., April 22.
Mrs. John A. Hargreaves, aged 45. was
found dead this morning with bruises
and marks of violence on various parts
of the body. Her husband says she was
seized with a fit, and, in the effort to
control her, they tumbled about the
room, her head striking against the
door and dresser. He said he then went
to a neighbor's and reported the con
ditions. The coroner's jury returned a
verdict that death was caused by vio
lence by unknown hands. Ha. greaves
has been arrested.
CHARGED WITH THE MURDER.
Attache 9! Jan Francisco Paper Said
to be the Slayer of
San Francisco, April 21. Chief of
Police Wittman today officially an
nounced the murder of Nora Fuller,
who disappeared in January last, was
by C. H. Hadley. for 14 years an ac
countant in the business office ot a lo
cal newspaper. The girl left home Jan.
16, to answer an advertisement for a
nurse girl, and a month later she was
found murdered in a vacant house.
Hand-writing Expert Kylka declares
Hadley wrote the advertisement.
Miss Clara Dixon, who lived with
Hadley, made a statement to the po
lice in which she says she saw Hadley
for the last time on the morning of
Jan. 16. On the day of Hadley's dis
appearance Miss Dixon was preparing
a bundle of washing for the laundry,
when she came across several of Had
ely's undergarments stained in blood.
These garments the woman burned.
Miss Dixon explained that after Had
ley's disappearance she buried some of
his clothes, and gave other articles to
her brother-in-law. She said the Nora
Fuller stories frightened her, and ad
mitted to the police that she suspected
Hadley of having had sonib connection
with the crime.
Miss Dixon said the handkerchief
foil nil in the room where Nora Fuller's
body was found was similar to some
owned by Hadley. She positively iden
tified certain writings of the man Haw
kins as being Hadley's handwriting.
Miss Dixon scates that Hadley was the
possessor of false mustaches and
beards. She thinks Hadley s right
name is Stuart, and his mother Is liv
ing in Chicago.
FOR MURDER OF A DOMESTIC.
Kansas Parmer Arrested for a Crime
Committed in That State
Wellington. Kan., Apr! 21. John
Cummings, a farmer, was arrested to
day, charged with the murder of Anna
Dishman, aged 13 and a domestic. The
crime, which was committed In August
1899, was witnessed by Oumming's wife
and two sons, who have been compelled
to maintain secrecy In regard to the
matter. Cummings concealed the body
and later burled it. Mrs. Cummings
recently told the county attorney the
details of the crime, and today Cum
mings confessed. Cummings was 45
years of age, prosperous, and bore a
DEDICATES A NEW LIBRARY.
Andrew Carnegie Officiates at Open
ing of Institution in Penn
Pittsburg, Pa., April 23. Andrew
Carnegie formally dedicated the hand
some free library of Carnegie borough
tonight before an audience of over 1,
200. Mr. Carnegie was given an ova
tlon when he arose to speak. His re
marks were confined entirely to the
new building and the purpose for
which it was built.
Cairo, 111., April 23. In the search of
the wreck of the steamer City of Pitts
burg today a charred body was found
on top of the boilers. One limb was
burned to the trunk, the other to tho
knee, and only the blackened skull re
mained. There Is no possibility of an
Bishop O'Gorman in Borne.
Rome, April 21. Bishop O'Gorman
D.D., of Sioux Falls. S. D., member of
the American mission, appointed to
confer with the pope with reference to
church questions In the Philpplnes, ar
rived here today.
Life Penalty for Wife Murderer,
Muncie, Ind., April 21. Cha. Pittser
tonight was found guilty of murdei in
the first degree, and his punitthment
fixed at life Imprisonment by the jury.
Pittser, who is 23 years of age, Bhot
and killed hit wife, aged 18, last Jan
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IN HALLS OF CONGRESS.
Senate Passes the River and Harbor
Bill Without Debate Senator
Dietrich Presents a Substitute for
the House Cuban Reciprocity Bill
Measure to Repeal Philippine
Sedition Laws Hatters in House.
Washington. April 22 Without a
word of discussion of the merits of the
measure the senate today passed the
river and harbor bill, carrying abo.;t
$70,000,000. So thoroughly had the bill
been considered by the commerce com
mittee that every senator was content
that It should pass as reported from the
committee. As no senator was prepared
today to begin the debate on the Phil
ippine government bill after a few min
utes of informal discussion it went over
Senator Dietrich of Nebraska today
Introduced a bill to authorize the presi
dent to enter Into reciprocal agreement
with the permanent government of
Cuba respecting trade between the Uni
ted States and that island. It provides
that when the permanent government
is established the president shall be
authorized to enter into such agreement
with Cuba whereby the United States
binds itself for a period of five years
to pay the government of Cuba certain
sums at fixed periods as reductions in
Senator Dietrich said the bill was
Intended as a substitute for the house
Cuban reciprocity bill.
Senator Teller introduced a resolu
tion today in favor of the repeal of the
sedition laws in force in the Philip
pines. Day in the House.
Washington. April 22 The house to
day entered on the consideration of
the military academy appropriation
bill, in addition to the regular items,
it contains a provision for extensive im
provements of the grounds and build
ings at West Point. These improve
ments will cost $6,500,000, of which a
little over $3,000,000 Is In the appropria
tion bill. Twenty-four of the 30 pages
of the bill were completed.
During the general debate on the
military academy bill, Mr. Gilbert of
Kentucky precipitated a discussion on
the race question, which was partici
pated In by Representatives Gillett of
Massachusetts. Blackburn of North
Carolina. W. W. Kitchin of North Caro
lina. Gaines of Tennessee and Cochran
of Missouri. Mr. Gillett discussed the
question of the alleged violation of the
neutrality laws in connection with the
shipment of mules and horses to South
The agricultural appropriation bill,
which was reported to the house today,
carried about $5,200,000, an increase
approximately of $650,000 over the ap
propriations last year and a decrease
of about $300,000 from estimates.
Work of the Committees.
Washington, April 22. Arguing be
fore the house committee in favor of
amending the Interstate commerce laws
so as to make the act more effective
President Knapp reviewed the extent
to which rate cutting Is carried on. He
expressed the belief that the remedies
to be applied should go higher than the
subordinate traffic managers and
should reach those who profit to a large
amount as a result of the rebate sys
tem. The ways and means committee to
day ordered a favorable report on the
bill to refund taxes upon legacies for
the use of libraries, literary, charitable
or educational purposes, etc.
The conferees on the Chinese exclu
sion bill met today, but reached no
Washington, D. C. April 23. The
formal discussion of the bill temporari
ly to provide for a government in the
Philippines was begun in the senate to
day. Senator Rawlins of Utah, the
leading minority member of the Philip
pine committee, opened the debate. He
denounced the bill as an unwarranted
Imposition on the Filipinos, declaring
that it would establish one of the foul-
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est oligarchies in the history of the
world. He maintained that the Philip
pine commission was given too great
power by the bill, and he asserted that
under its provisions the islands would
be exploited for private gain.
While he was speaking, two efforts
were made to maintain a qourum. the
second resulting in a lively tilt among
the several senators. Senator Scott of
West Virginia intimating that the ar
gument could not influence any sena
tor. Day in the House.
Washington, D. C, April 23. The
house today by a vote of 75 to 72 re
jected the claims attached to the omni
bus claims bill by the senate aggregat
ing $1,800,000, and on the heels of that
action non-concurred in the whole of
the senate amendment (the various
items having been ruled to constitute
a single mendment) and sent the bill
The military academy appropriation
liil was passed today after the limit of
the cost of the improvements at West
Point had been reduced from $6,500,000
to $5,500,000 and the amount of the ap
propriation from $3,000,000 to $2,000,
000. The London dock charge bill was
called up, and was not disposed of.
Pruden's Successor Named.
Washington, D. C, April 23. Presi
dent Roosevelt today appointed Ben
jamin F. Barnes of New Jersey to be
assistant secretary to succeed the late
O. L. Prnden. Mr. Barnes was born
abroad of American parents on Dec. 3.
1868. He was educated in the public
schools of New Jersey and the Chicago
High school, and is a graduate of the
law department of Georgetown univer
sity. Mr. Barnes held various clerical
positions. In May, 1900. he was ap
pointed by President McKlnley assist
ant secretary to the president, and has
been assistant to Secretary Cortelyou
since last January.
British Camp Considered.
Washington, D. C. April 23 A con
ference was held at the white house to- '
night to consider Colonel Crowder's re
port on the alleged British camp near
New Orleans. The result of the confer
ence was not made public. The presi
dent is anxious that the matter shall
have the fullest consideration before a
decision is made, as the questions in
volved are far-reaching in consequence,
not alone for this time but as affecting
probably similar exportations in the fu
ture. For New Warships.
Washington, D. C, April 23. The
house committee on naval affairs today
completed the naval appropriation bill.
The item, as to the new nhips as Anal
ly determined upon, was as follows:
Two battleships of 16.000 tons displace
ments to cost, exclusive of armor and
armanent, $4,212,000 each; two armor
ed cruisers, 14,500 tons displacement
each, to cost $4,659,000 each; two gun
boats of 1,000 tons each, to cost $382,
REBELS CAPTURE A TOWN.
Colombian Forces Beaten In Bloody
Battle by Insurgents at
Bocas Del Toro.
Colon, April 21. A German steamer
from Bocas Del Toro, which has Just
arrived here, brings newa that the Lib
erals effected a landing in open boats
and bargers near Bocas at 6 o'clock
Thursday evening, when the fighting
began. The Liberal troops outnumber
ed the government force, which was
forced to surrender the town at 11
o'clock yesterday morning. One hun
dred and fifty men on both sides were
killed, but the government loss was in
significant compared with that of the"
Liberals. The United States gunboat
Machias landed 100 marines at Boras.
I At Aft
THI OIN-MUR COMPANY. NIW YOK I
Chief Makes Submission.
Manila, April 23. Dato (chief) Gan
asl hag sent a delegation to the Ameri
can commander, tendering absolute
submission of the men under bis con
trol. . .
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