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QUICK ACTION ON THE PART OF
AN AMERICAN OFFICER IN
fORElGNERS I N GREAT DANGER
NARROWLY ESCAPED A PLOT
DRAKE CONCOCTS A DEFENSE
OTHER FOREIGN COMMANDERS
Washington, April 14.Quick action
and common sense treatment of a crit
ical situation by an American naval
officer in China recently saved the for
eign residents in the province of
Kwon Tung, along the east bank of
the Canton river, from falling victims
to a plot which, while directed pri
marily against the Manchurian dynas
ty, inevitably would have culminated
in an attack on the foreign population.
This attack was averted by the pre
cautionary measures taken by Com
mander F. J. Drake, commanding the
United States steamer Monterey,
with the assistance of the English
gunboats Sand Piper and Britomac,
the French gunboat Avalanche and
the German tug Shameen. The coali
tion that seems to have fomented the
trouble extends to several provinces,
and official advices received at both
the state and navy departments show
on a scale far larger than is admitted
either by foreign representatives or
the Chinese government have been
planned by the rebels.
Hearing that a force of rebels with
Hung Chun Fuk, a native of Wai
Crow, had planned an attack on the
viceroy and Chinese offlcia'.s of Can
ton during the celebration of the
Chinese new year during the night of
Jan. 28-9, Commander Drake prepared
to defend foreign residents. An armed
force of 3,000 men had entered Canton
surreptitiously several days before he
learned the news, and were hiding
with sympathizers. As most of the
foreigners and official representatives
of the various nations resided in
Shameen, Commander Drake first
completed his plan of defense for this
section, and then to allay the excite
ment which prevailed, he officially in
formed the consulates and Chinese of
ficials of his preparations, and advised
the commanders of the English, Ger
man and French gunboats of the
Action to Be Pursued
In case Shameen island was attacked.
The foreign commanders offered
their co-operation, and plans were
perfected to meet any trouble that de
veloped, whether on the Island or on
Instead of visiting the holy temple
in the inner city at midnight to offer
Jpconse, the viceroy and officials re
mained In their respective yamens,
securely guarded. Around the vice
roy's yamen alone were assembled
4,000 armed troops. Hy 7 o'clock the
gates to the inner city were closed
and the streets cleared.
Many arrests were made that night,
In which some compradores were im
plicated, and large amounts of stores
were seized in houses and shops in
Fong Chun and Fates, opposite Sha
meen. Many indications of the attack
were found, and the officials agreed
that rebels abandoned their plot only
because of Commander Drake's (11s-
covery and his prompt action with
other foreign com.nanders In taking
prompt precautionary measures.
FIND EIGHTY SKELETONS.
Spanish Warship Is Raised From the
Bottom of Manila Bay.
Manila, April 14. The warship
Relna Christina, flagship of Admiral
Bontojo, which was sunk by Admiral
Dewey In Manila bay. was floated and
beached yesterday. The skeletons of
about eighty of her crew were found
In the hull. One skeleton evidently
was that of an officer for it had a
sword by its side. There are fifteen
shell holes in the hull, one made by
an eight-inch and the others are small.
The main injection valve is missing,
showing the ship was scuttled when
Admiral Montejo abandoned her. The
hull is in fair condition.
COL, CODY INJURED.
Horse Reared and Fell on Him at a
Performance In Manchester, Eng.
Manchester. Eng., April 14.-W. F.
Cody ("Buffalo BrU") met with an Oc
cident at the first performance of his
show here yesterday. His horse
reared and fell on him. He was re
moved to a hotel.
All the Passengers Injured.
Pittsburg, April 14. A trolley car
of the Pittsburg Railway company
was struck by a Baltimore & Ohio
freight train at the Fleet street grade
crossing In Rankin borough and the
sixteen passengers aboard the car
were all more or less injured.
Killed by a Storm.
Evergreen, Ala., April 14.A wind
storm visited the northern section of
this county yesterday, destroyfng
considerable property and killing
How Railroad Agent Figured He
Would Make Money.
Former Gov. Hogg of Texas iBn't
as bloodthirsty as his "lung-llver-and-
lights" speech would indicate, but he
never fails to take a rap at the rail
roads. Just before the last Demo
cratic national convention, "Harry"
Archer, passenger agent of the Kan
sas City Southern, offered a $5 round
trip rate to such Texans as wished
to attend the convention, and Hogg,
meeting Archer in the lobby of a
hotel, jokingly referred to the low rate
as an evidence of how much the rail
roads profited on the full three cent
a mile rate for ordinary passengers.
"And I suppose you'll make money
on this $5 for the round trip?" saio the
"We certainly will, for we'll only
carry you fellows one way," replied
"One way?" exclaimed Hogg. "You
advertise this as a round trip."
"That's true," replied Archer, "but
we figure that such of the boys as
don't blow out the gas when they get
to Kansas City, will be run over by
the trolley cars."
MEN CROTCHETY AT BREAKFAST
New York Waiter of Experience
Authority for This.
"If waiters had their way men would
not be permitted in a restaurant be
fore the dinner hour, or at least be
fore lunch," said the proprietor of a
cafe on upper Broadway.
"Why? Simply because they are so
cross at breakfast. No, it isn't the
question of tlpB altogether, although
I never saw a waiter refuse a quarter.
But the fact is men are crotchety be
fore they get their breakfast. If they
have to wait five minutes It seems an
hour to them, and even the morning
paper seems to lose its charms un
less breakfast is on the table. There
Is no meal in the day where the wait
ers get so many 'kicks' as they do at
breakfast, and the men are always
more ill-tempered than the women."
Waitresses on Japanese Railroads.
Refreshment cars on some of the
Japanese railroads are now attended
by waitresses. The girls are care
fully chosen and made to pass quite a
stringent examination. The first
qualification Is good looks the sec
ond, a passable education, and the
third good conduct and references.
The waitresses take rank as railway
officials and wear a pretty costume,
in modified national style, with West
ern improvements. The girls on duty
must behave with military discipline,
take no tips, refrain from chatter
with passengers and efface them
selves as much as a well bred wait
ress should. The new departure has
been a complete sucoess, and the rail
way authorities are greatly satisfied
with their girl attendants.
Too Much for Senator Allison.
The Senate was discussing the
project of filling in near Ellis island
and making ground for some immigra
tion station buildings. The paragraph
in the sundry civil appropriation bill
read: "A new Island near Ellis Island."
Senator Kean of New Jersey allowed
that If there were to be any new
Islands In the vicinity they should be
ceded to New Jersey. Thoy struck out
the word "new," and Senator Allison
road the phrase "a Island." "That
won't do." said Senator Aldrlch has
tily. "Make It 'an Island.'" "Make
it a continent ff you like," sniffed Sen
ator Allison, whose grammar had been
corrected, "but establish your geo
graphical basis and let's get on."
Birthplace of Henry Irving.
In this month sixty-five years ago
was born in a village of Somerset
shire, England, John Henry Brodrlbb,
better known to the world as Sir Hen
ry Irving. His native place is a little
out-of-the-wwld hamlet six miteefrom
the nearest railway, and the hoaeo of
his nativity, with an advertisement
lor somebody's teas, is pointed out to
the visitor. The last Irvrnglte retto
disappeared from the village a few
years ago, when a gentleman pur
chased the robes in which the actor
Like the running brook, the
red blood that flows through
the veins has to come from
The springs of red blood are
found in the soft core of the
bones called the marrow and
some say red blood also comes
from the spleen. Healthy bone
marrow and healthy spleen
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For pale school girls and
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gives them strength to do
their proper work.
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TO PUNISH GUILTY
INVESTIGATION OF TH E POSTAL
SCANDALS WI LL BE MOST
PAYNE MAKES A STATEMENT
PARTIES GUILTY OF WRONGDO-
ING WILL BE SUMMARILY
INVOLVES WHOLE DEPARTMENT
ADMINISTRATION OF POSTAL AF-
FAIRS WI LL BE CAREFUL-
Washington, April 14.Postmaster
General Payne last evening gave out a
statement in which he announced that
the investigation of the postofflce de
partment will be continued and that
the parties found guilty of wrongdoing
will be summarily dealt with. The
statement is as followc:
"During the months o" January and
February reports reached me, which
I deemed It for the public interest
necessary to Investigate, and to per
sonally aether such information and
facts aB would enable the postofflce
department to undertake a thorough
investigation as to the truth or falsity
of these reports. I directed Fourth
Assistant Postmaster General Bristow
to take the preparatory steps to in
vestigate, if necessary using for that
purpose postofflce inspectors and such
other methods as would thoroughly
Ascertain the Truth
or falsity of the charges or insinua
tions made, and he was Instructed to
proceed promptly and with vigor dur
ing my absence. Since my return
this morning I have not seen Gen.
Bristow, BO that I am not advised of
the progress made. The Investigation
will continue, and If any wrongdoing
is disclosed the parties guilty of such
wrongdoing will be summarily dealt
with. If the system or method of do
ing business in the department Is
faulty, the proper remedies will be
applied without fear or favor. I In
augurated the investigation with the
determination that it should be ex
haustive. It is proper for me to add
that I laid before the president the
information which I had in my posses
sion and that he fully approved of the
action proposed by me."
The whole administration of the
postofflce department Is made subject
to the investigation under the post
master general's direction, and every
inquiry will be made as thorough as
the department's most expert inspect
ors can make it. At the same time
Mr. Payne's purpose is to give fair
and just treatment to all concerned,
and not to act arbitrarily and with un
due haste. For this reason It can be
stated that no immediate changes of
importance in the personnel of the
service are now contemplated, and
changes will depend largely on the re
port to bo made by Fourth Assistant
Postmaster General Bristow on the In
vestigation, although developments
meantime may necessitate some devi
ation from this policy.
TOO WET FOR EGGS.
Children of the Capital Are Cheated
of Their Easter Play.
Washington, April 14.The Easter
egg-rolling on the White House
grounds was a dismal failure because
of rainy weather. The grounds were
water-soaked and dripping rain from
the trees made the grounds cheerless.
About a hundred children with their
parents came down during the after
noon, but soon departed. The pro
posed Marine band concert on the
grounds was abandoned.
A HOT BLAZE.
Wilmington, Mass., Having a Serious
Wilmington, Mass., April 14.Fire
which broke out in a blacksmith shop
in the center of town, spread to otTSr
buildings. All telegraphic and tele
phonic communication was cut off.
The fire is still burning briskly, but as
sistance from Woburn has arrived and
it is thought the fire will soon be
checked. Two business buildings and
two dwellings are burning and a high
wind Is blowing.
FACES TREASON CHARGE.
Former Filipino Exile Captured With
Revolutionists in Luzon.
Manila, April 14.Marino Lianera,
formerly an exile on the Island of
Guam, has been arrested In Pampariga
province, Lur-on. He joined the revo
lutionary organization and accepted a
commission from that body. The con
stabulary captured his commission
and other incriminating documents.
He will be charged with brigandage,
and possibly with treason.
Engineer and Fireman Killed.
Charlotte, N. C. April 14. The
Southern Railway's south-bound fast
mall was ditched near Lexington,
N. C, yesterday afternoon by strik
ing a rock on the track. The engineer
and fireman were killed.
Moors Capture a Fortress.
Madrid, April 14.Dispatches from
Melilla. Morocco, announce that the
insurgent Moors have captured the
Fortress of Frajana. A part of the
garrison escaped and took refuge in
ORIGIN OF "MEAL MONDAY.
Time When Students of Edinburgh
University Led Strenuous Life.
Students in the Scottish universities
enjoyed their "Meal Monday" Feb. 9,
but few of the undergraduates remem
bered how the holiday was Instituted.
In the far-off days, when learning was
really nourished on "a little oatmeal,"
the students, before leaving home for
the universities, provided themselves
with a quantity of meal, sufficient to
make ""halesome parritch" half
through the session. By the end of
January their "meal kiats" had run
low and "a day off" was given in which
the student was expected to journey
half-way home, meeting at this point
his parent or brother, who brought
with him a second load of the simple
diet. The holiday was fixed on a Mon
day, so as to allow the undergraduate
the benefit of the proceding Saturday,
times past the journeys would often
extend to fifty or sixty miles. The
mordern student goes home for
"Meal Monday," but he travels with
a railway ticket and has no thought
of the painful journeys of his ances
COULD HER SUFFRAGE SUFFER?
Amusing Mistake Made by Australian
Female suffrage sometimes leads to
amusing mistakes. A candidate at a
recent election in Australia, where
the women have votes, tells a story
in this connection. The constituency
was a seaport town, and one of the
burning issues before the electors was
the question of berthage rates. A
woman voter came to him and asked
whether he was in favor of imposing
these berthage rates, because if he
was she would take good care that
neither her husband nor herself would
vote for him. A little discussion of
the matter revealed the fact that the
woman was under the impression that
the question of berthage rates related
to a poll tax on babies. That can
didate now doubts whether the aver
age female voter is not under a de
lusion, or, perhaps, say, under a spell.
New York Tribune.
Was Too Highly Honored.
Senator Cullom was In an elevator
the other day when someone shook
hands with him rather effusively, say
ing: 'How do you do, Senator Fair
banks? I am very glad to see you."
Mr. Cullom did not correct the effu
sive person's error. The latter got out
at the next floor and the Senator con
tinued for another flight. As he
stepped out of the elevator a second
stranger grasped his hand and said:
"Why, Senator Proctor, I am glad to
see you. How are things progressing
in Vermont?" Stranger No. 2 entered
the cage and Shelby walked away in a
slightly dazed condition. In telling a
friend of the mistaken greetings he
said: "One would have been a good
many, but to be taken for Fairbanks
and Proctor inside of five minutes
was really too much."
Danger In a Flower.
At a meeting of the Gardeners' So
ciety of Berlin, held recently, a sol
emn warning was read by a member
against the primula obconica, a pale
lilac variety of the popular winter
flower. It seems that this particular
variety, which is very prolific in
bloom, has tiny hairs underneath the
leaves, and when these hairs come In
contact with the human skin they
cause inflammation. A member said
that his daughter had suffered for
three years from this inflammation,
which also affected her hair so much
that she became bald. The only alle
viation known for the inflammation is
a decoction of creotln.
Wants to Cultivate Lobster Beds.
Robinson Crusoe's island, Juan Fer
nandez, Is surrounded by lobster beds
so productive that a fortune
awaits some man who will start a can
ning establishment there. So, at least,
says Juan Calasaff, a native of Chili,
who now lives on the island, and has
just come to the United States in
search of the capital needed for the
enterprise. The island now has 180
Inhabitants, but none of them has suf
ficient means to gather the rich har
vest of lobsters that the nine months'
open season makes possible.
The Beat Time to Buy.
A man who has a speaking acquaint
ance with John D. Rockefeller met
him the other day as he left the
Standard Oil building to enter his car
riage. He stopped the financier with
a direct question: "When do you think
would be a good time for me to buy
8 Paul, Mr. Rockefeller?" As he
stepped Into the carriage Mr. Rocke
feller replied. "Between 10 and 3."
And these are market hours every
A Novelist's Old Age.
"I am 74," says George Meredith, the
novelist, "but I do not feel to be grow
ing old either In heart or mind. I
Btill look on life with a roung man's
eye. I have always hoped I should
not grow old as some dowith a pal
sied intellect, living backward, regard
ing other people as anachronisms be
cause they themselves have lived on
into other times and left their sym
pathies behind them with their years."
France Cares Nothing for Royalty.
A Brussels correspondent writes that
the only interesting point about the
recent visit of the Duke and Duchess
csf Orleans at Brussels is the proof it
affords of the low ebb to which tile
fortunes of the royalist party have
fallen. The episodes were of a kind
to make one philosophise, when one
remembers that less than ten years
ago the royalist party was still a
practical force in French politics.
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Supreme Court Justices Stroll.
Nearly every pleasant afternoon the
Justices of the United States Supreme
court walk down Pennsylvania avenue
from the capitol to Fourteenth street,
about a mile. Newcomers on the Su
preme bench are expected to join in
this parade. Justice Holmes, who re
cently took his seat, fell Into line real
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Clergyman Drew the Line.
The remains of a quarry worker who
died of injuries received a fight at
Klntore on coronation night, have
been removed from the village church
yard at Allenvale cemetery, Aberdeen,
This has been done at the widow's In
stance, aa the clergy refused to permit
a tombstone bearing the inscription,
"Vengeance Is mine, I will repay, salth
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Like the Poet They Sigh for a Lodge*
in Some Vast Wilderness.
Fargo, N. D., April 14 -The Scottish
Rite Masons of this state have arr
ranged to have a reunion in the Bad:
Lands near Medora in July. The
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Gelston Still Missing.
Sturgis, S. D., April 14.Not a word
has been heard from Veterinary Sur
geon Gelston, who disappeared so
completely out of sight at Fort Meade
two weeks ago last Tuesday, nor has
any discovery been made or Informa
tion received that would give a clue
to his whereabouts. He has dropped
completely out of sight.
Gold Near Bon est eel.
Bonesteel, S. D., April 14. The
ports from the gold discovery on the
5ink farm, six miles southeast of here,
dicate that the mine is a bonanza,
everal pieces of the quartz rock have
been assayed and show a value ot
ever $50 to the ton.
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