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VOL.. XX. VIII NO. 203.
ROCK ISL.AXD. IL.L... FRIDAY. JUNE 15. 1900.
PRICE THREE CENTS.
Cabinet at Washington Con
sidering the China
MACARTHUR CONFERRED WITH
Asked What He Can Spare
and Also as to Trans
portation. Washington, Jane 15. The cabinet
ia serioaslj considering the dispatch
of troops to Tien Tain. It Is under
stood that inquiries are being made
of MacArthur, at Manila, as to the
number he can spare for emergency
and the possibility of securing trans
Franc. Manila Cruiser.
Paris. Jane 15. At the cabinet
council today the minister of foreign
affairs announced that a swift f rst.
class cruiser had beeu ordered toTaku
to reinforce the French naval division.
Mm Terry Safe.
New York. June 15. A cablegram
received here today states tbat Miss
Terry, reported to have been in or
dered, has arrived eafe at Tien Tsin.
Hl'RMNG AND KILLINU.
Chines News Does Not For bode a Very
Long Kelso for the Doiir.
London, June 15. The Time pub
lishes tli.- following dispatch from Tieu
Tsin. via Shanghai, Juno 14: "A seri
ous engagement lias occurred between
the International column ami the Mo
hammedan troop of tieueral Tung
Full Slang, near l'ekin."
Tieu Tsou. June 15. The Russians
liave lauded four fN-ccntiiuetre guns.
Tlifsf, with the 1.7i uieii. will sturt
tu the mar'h for I'ckln today. The
opinion Is growing here that the im
perial troops will attack tho interna
tional coliiinn near the capital. prul
nbly at Feng -Tul.
Ixmdoii. June l.V A special dispatch
from Shanghai says au unconfirmed re
port has reached there from Tieu Tsin
to the effect thut a foreign legatiou has
been burned and that a minister has
been killed. The names. It I added,
lire withheld pending a continuation of
the report. It is further rumored here
that the international relief parties are
experiencing great ditncultles In regard
to provisions and water.
Supposed Cause of the Delay
It is believed that the delay has beeu
caused by the fear that the force was
insufficient to overcome the opposition
that might be encountered ami thus
precipitate a massacre at the capital.
It Is added that the Japanese have
sent two more cruisers and have land
ed on additional troops. A telegram
received from Yunnan Fu says that
the Kuglish and French missions there
have leeu burned and that the for
eign residents have taken refuge In
the viceroy's residence. The trouble,
this dispatch says, is reported to be
liue to French Intrigues.
France and Kusaia Want Partition.
A sjxvial dispatch from Shanghai,
dated yesterday, says: "A rejiort has
reached here that the British. Ameri
can and Japanese ministers In l'ekin
favor the restoration of Kiuperor
Kwang Su. but that the French and
Kussiau ministers insist upon the pow
ers taking charge of China. It is fur
ther reported that the respectve di
visions of the country have already
leen assigned. The lellef is that the
withdrawal of the British ships from
the Vang Tse Klang is an Indication
of Great Britain's disclaimer of the
sphere theory." "
Japanese location Burned.
loiter reiHrts from Tien Tsin con
firm the news of the burning of the
Japanese legation, but the rumor that
a minister has been murdered is not
confirmed. Fifteen hundred men with
four guns have arrived outside of l'e
kin. It is regarded as certain that the
Japanese government will take active
steps concerning th murder of the
chancellor of the Japanese legation.
TROt IILE AHEAD FUR ECROPK.
W hole Empire of China Seems To Be la a
london. June Observers at Shang
Hal and Tien Tsin think there Is a
great deal more trouble ahead for the
concert of powers than merely reach
ing l'ekin with 2.044 men. Serious dis
turbances are taking place at Ynnc-Nan-Ku
and Meng-Tze. as well as at
other points at a considerable distance
from the capital. The whole Chinese
empire seems to be In a ferment. The
Intentions of the empress dowager are
trill equivocal, with a balam-e of testi
mony of the side of a determination to
expel the approprlators of a part of
her country or to lose her dynasty In
It is related of her that on Monday
following the murder of the chancellor
of the Japanese legation she was
roused to a sense of dancer and went
personally to the Tung-Ting gate of
Pekin. where she advised the rioters to
disperse. But she took no steps to au-
Torce. ana rne appearance or tnings
Is more threatening than before. While
Admiral Seymour with the Interna
tional relief column Is forcing his way
to l'ekin several of the powers are ar
ranging largely to reinforce their de
tails at Tieu Tsin. and the combined
forces there will probably soon be
about 10.000 men.
The explicit statement made yester
day afternoon in the house of commons
by the parliamentary secretary of the
foreign office with reference to the
identity of opinion amone the powers
upon the question of the application of
force and the method of applying It Is
accepted by all the morning papers as
quite sufficient for the present, and
the hope is generally expressed that
nothing will happen to diminish the
STATEMENT IN THE COMMONS.
Foil Report of the At Hon of the British
Government in China.
London, June 13. In the house of
commons the parliamentary secretary
of the foreign office, Wiliain St. John
Urodrick, made a Ktatement in regard
to the position of affairs in the Chinese
capital. 'Tier majesty's minister at
l'ekin, said he, "has been in constant
communication with the Chinese gov
ernment since the attack by Boxers
on peaceable converts and the destruc
tlou or three villages about ninety
miles rrom l'ekin on May 1. On Mav
IS Sir Claude McDonald reminded the
tsung-li-yamen of his unceasing warn
ings during the lnt six months of the
dangers of not taking adequate meas
tiers to suppress the Boxers, and an im
perial decree was subsequently Issued
On May 20 a meeting of the diplo
matic corps was held at which a reso
lution was unanimously adopted call
ing, on the tsnng li-ymen to take more
Ftrlngeiit measures. It was not then
considered necessary to bring the In
ternational guards to l'ekin. but the
British marine guard at Tien Tsin,
which had been under orders to leave,
was detained there and two British
ships were sent to Taku. As no spe
cific measures were taken by thetsuug-
li-yatnen the diplomatic corps met
aualti May -i and decided, failing the
receipt o fa satisfactory reply from
th etsurig-li-yamen. to summon guards..
This course was adopted May 'M, and
a British detachment of seventy-eight
Lien with a machine gun was forth
with sent to l'ekin, and 104 men were
sent to Tien Tsin, while four more Brit
ish ships were brotnrbt to Taku.
'News was then received of the mur
der of .Mr. Bobinson and the capture
of Mr. Norman, who was subsequently
murdered. Sir Claude MacDonuld
con flued until June 5 to urgently Im
press the tsung-li-yumen with the ne
cessity for t:ikin:r instant and effective
teps to punish tin' murderers and re
store order, informing them that her
majesty's government held the Chi
nese government responsible for the
criminal apathy which had brought
lbout this disgraceful state of 'affairs.
These remonstrances having no effect.
and the situation Itoth.at l'ekin a'mTIti
its neighborhood becoming more threat
ening, her majesty's government on
June 0 telegraphed Instructions to Sir
Claude MrcDonald and Admiral Sey
mour to take. In concert with the other
powers, any steps in their discretion
'which was left unfettered they might
consider advisable for the protection
tf the foreign legations at l'ekin and
British subjects there, at Tien Tsin. or
In the neighborhood.
"Sir Claude Mai Donald, after a con
ference with tiie Russian representa
tive at Pekin, was emiowered to sup
port any Chinese authority capable of
maintaining law and order, or any
measures to this end, the Bussian min
ister being similarly authorized. In
consequence of further depredations of
the Boxers Admiral Seymour called up
three more ships, and June !. after
consultation with the foreign com
manders, decided to land a force and
march to l'ekin. On June 1 he
marched with 1.07S men. of which CIO
were British. This force has since
been Increased to 11.3 men. contain
ing detachments from the ships of sev
en of the powers. The admiral had
Advanced thirty miles June 11. when
he encountered the 'Boxers and killed
thirty-five of them.
"The railway was much broken up,
and only three miles were covered In
the next twenty-four hours. Almut
f30 troops are beingembarked at Hong
Kong, and the Terrible is going to
Taku. The Russians are landing an
additional detachment of l.i men.
Sir Claud MaeDonald reported June
11 that disorders were occurring at
l'ekin. Nine "British and twenty-five
foreign ships are now at Taku. and
complete accord prevails among the
powers in regard to the action taken
y Admiral Seymour."
Brodrlck concluded with denying
that he had the least Intention of Im
plying that threat Britain had any
closer agreement with Russia than
with anv other power.
MISSOURI MURDERER HANGS
Ernest K. Clevenger Pars Penalty at Lib
erty. Liberty, Mo., June 15. Ernest R.
CieveDger was hanged at 5 this morn
ing in the county court yard for the
m order of George Allen and Dells
Clevenger. his cousin, near Missouri
City, in '97.
DEWEY AGAIN DECLARES.
Would Not Accept Vice Presidential Son
Inatlon If Tendered.
Washington. Jane 15. Dewey to
day said be would not accept the
nomination for the vice presidenc? if
EVANS IS TURNED DOWN.
The Bepobllcaa National Committee Fa
vors Brownlow In Tennessee.
Philadelphia. Jane 15. Tie repub
lican national committee decided
against the Evans delegation in favor
of Brownlow In the contest over the
deleg&tion-at-large from Tennessee.
Subaoribe for Th A rocs.
Her Convention Preparations Are
Completed and She Now
Awaits the Crowd.,
MATIONAL COMMITTEE IS AT WOE
Settling the Tough Problems Growing'
LOut of Contests Several Demo
cratic State Conventions
Political Field Notes. .,
Philadelphia, Juue 15. With all the
work preliminary to the entertainmen
of the national Republican convention
and its attendant throngs practically
accomplished. Philadelphia is now con
tentedly awaiting her visitors. From
the big convention ball down to the
smallest detail, those charged with the
responsibility feel that they have the
situation well in hand, and the com
pleteness of the preparations seems to
justify the belief, as yet, however,
the hospitality of the city Is by no
means taxed. There were very few
arrivals yesterday and the lobby
crowds at the hotels were composed
principally of those persons interested
in the contests with which the na
tional committee wa-s wrestling on the
hreezy tenth door of the Hotel Walton.
The fakirs with badges, buttons and
souvenirs made their appearance in
scattering nightsyesterday, and decora
tions were beginning toappear sporadi
cally, lhe great mass of delegates
are not expected to arrive until tomor
row and Sunday.
Federal Officeholders Turned Down.
The most interesting event In the na
tional committee yesterday was the
seating of the Warmouth delegates
troui Louisiana after a very spirited
contest occupying nearly all day. This
i an overthrow for the federal of
ficeholders of Louisiana, ten of whom
were on the delegation headed by Wim
berly, the collector of the irt of .New
Orleans. Although Wimberly is a mem
ber of the national committee and
made the strongest possible presenta
tion of the case the committee, by a
vote of 1:5 to IS. declared iu favor of
his opionent. Among the men thus
denied scats In the convention is Will
lam Pitt Kellogg, former governor and
at one time l nited States senator from
Louisiana, who has been sa delegate to
every Republican convention since
Keprespnt Sugar Planting Interests.
Warmouth and his friends who were
successful represent the sugar planting
interests of Jjuisiuna, and the claim
was made before the natioual commit
tee that recognition of this faction
.would make It iossible to elect three
Uepublican meniuersof congress in the
tate. J he Delaware case is in abey
nuce while a sub-committee appointed
Wednesday is endeavoring to have the
factious agree. It is understood that
tiie UuiMint-IIiggins delegates insist
upon absolute recognition of their en
tire delegation, while the Addicks men
have shown a disposition to make some
Henry V. Payne forScoticld.
Henry C. 1'ayne. member of the na
tional committee from Wiscousin. yes
terday sent the following dispatch to
the chairman or the Wisconsin dclega
tion: "1 am not a candidate for vice
president or any other office. I bom
our delegation will unajiimously sup
port Governor Schoticld." This was
in answer to a letter which I'ayue had
received and which suggested that the
Wisconsin delegation would present
Payne's name if he would permit it.
The vice presidency is the unknown
quality so far.
JONES IS AT KANSAS CITY.
11a Will Make a Statement Regarding Ho
tel Charges Bryan Figures.
Kansas City, June 15. Hon. James
K. Jones, chairman of the Democratic
national committee, arrived here yes
terday to preside over the sub-committee
meeting today. The committee
will decide finally en arrangements for
the national convention in July. Jones
visited the convention hall in course
ef erection and talked with the local
committee on arrangements. The prin
cipal theme discussed at the committee
meeting will be the charge that exorbi
tant rates are being asked by the hotel
proprietors. National Committeeman
Camp.iu. of Michigan, also arrived, and
together they visited the hall. Chair
man Jones said: "I will talk the hotel
situation over with the sub-committee
and then issue a statement to the As
sociated Press, telling exactly how
Chicago. June 15. Senator Jones,
chairman of the national Democratic
committee, said before leaving here for
Kansas City that with Missouri's thirty-four
delegates the total number of
states instructing for Bryan is thirty
six and the number of Instructed Rry
an delegates is 044, or twenty-four
more than the necessary two-thirds
In an authorized interview Colonel
Rryan said: "Money, imperialism and
tmts will be the three great issues In
the Democratic platform. Money in
cludes silver and paper. Imperialism
carries militarism and the Boer war. I
have not been asked by Senator Jones
or anybody else to drop 16 to 1.
Att, IN LINE FOR BRTAN.
DemoM-ratie Conventions In Kentucky.
Georgia and Other States.
Louisville. June 14. Characterized
by harmony. In marked contrast with
the feeling that prevailed one year ago
when the Democrats of Kentucky met
in Music hall to select a nominee for
governor, was yesterday's convention.
The object of yesterday's convention
was to select delegates from the state
at large M the national convention at
Kansas City. Temporary Chairman
James In his speech opening the con
vention pointing to the picture f Goe
bel which was suspended over the
speakers" platform, said that like Will
iam CJoebel he would rather be in the
jrrive than to be a fugitive from Jus
tice like the Kepuonean. v. xayior.
This brought the delegates to theirfeet
and like one man they cheered long
The platform reaffirms the Chicago
platform and Instructs the twenty-sir
delegates from Kentucky to cast their
Totes for Bryan and to vote as a unit
on all questions. The Republican na
tional policy was denounced in Its en
tirety, as were separately imperialism,
the Porto Itiean tariff bill, the main
tenance of an army In the Philippines
and the financial policy. Sympathy
was expressed for the two South Afric
an republics. Blackburn made a speech
recommending a modification of the
Coebel law. which, however, the com
mittee decided to leave to the state
convention to be held July 19.
Jefferson City, Mo.. June" 15. The
Democratic convention elected thirtv
four delegates to the national conven
tion at Kansas City and instructed
them for William J. Bryan for presi
dent The resolutions indorse the St.
Louis World's fair, condemn
trusts corporation influence iu
political matters. and indorse
the state platform adopted at
Kansas City. The following dele-
gates-a Marge were elected: Ex-Oov
ernor W. J. Stone. Governor Lon V.
Stephens. David A. Ball and W. II.
Atlanta, Ga., June 15. Georgia's
delegation to the Kansas City conven
tion, which was chosen In the state
Democratic convention here yesterday
was instructed to cast its vote for
J. Bryan. The platform indores Bryan
and the Chicago platform of lSUti and
declares against the national policies
of the Republicans.
Montpelier, Vt., June 15. The Dem
ocratlc state convention held here yes
terday nominated a fuil state ticket by
acclamation, and declared for Bryan
und the Chicago platform, and against
the "Imperial policy of the adminstra
tion and the Uepublican party." John
M. Seutor was nominated for govern
Sacramento. Cal., June 15. The
Democratic state convention convened
yesterday and the men selected to at
tend the national convention Kan
sas City were Instructed . vt for
William J. P.ryan for the n.-n;natIon
for president. The platform reaffirms
the Chicago resolutions of 1SSKJ and
generally opposes all Republican na
tional policies: trusts are condemned
and sympathy is expressed for the
Hryaii Seeks the Finny Tribe.
MInocu.ua. Wis., June 15. William
J. Bryan, with Colouel W. C Wetmore
and party, arrived here yesterday.
where a few days will be spent at Col
onel Wetniore's fishing resort. The trip
was made without any startling events
to chronicle. Bryan made a few short
speeches from the platform of his ear
while passing through the Wisconsin
valley, in which part of the run was made
during the day. He was greeted by
fair sized crowds at every stop.
As to a Gold Democratic Ticket.
New York. .Tnne15x General Simon
B. Buckner is in this city on his way
to Europe. In the course of an inter
view he was asked whether he thought
the gold Democrats would put a ticket
in the field this fall and replied: "My
opinion is that they will not. But. of
course, much will depend upon the ac
tion of the conventions at Philadelphia
and Kansas City.
Comlnr East to Iloom Scott.
San Francisco, June 15. A dclega
tion of Pacific coast Republicans is
now on its way to Philadelphia to
press the claims of Irving W. Scott
for the vice presidency. They are sing
ing his praises and winning over votes
lor "the man who built the Oregon."
FIRE CAUSES SIX DEATHS.
Tenement at New York Gets Ablaze at 3
O'clock A. M.
New York.- June 15. Fire in a tene
ment house at 34 Jackson street at 3
o'clock this morning, caused the death
of six people. The dead are: Daniel
Miller. Daniel Connelly. Mrs. Daniel
Connelly, two daughters of Mr. and
Mrs. Connelly, unknown woman.
The fire broke out on the first floor
of the five-story tenement. Behind
this building Is a rear tenement. The
first body found was that of Daniel
Miller, who lived in the rear tene
ment, who jumped froru a window to
the ground and was killed.
He Hon need the .
Little Rock, Ark- June 15. Kirk
Keteher, a young white man. was
bound over to the federal grand jury
yesterday on a charge of compelling
a negro census enumerator to leave
Keteher s house at the point of a shot-
Prohibition County Ticket.
Terre Haute. Ind.. Jnn is. Th
Prohibitionists have placed a county
ticket In the field, headed by Fred L.
Bay for state senator, and the Rev. E.
S. Shumaker and the Rev. J. E. Fore
men for representatives.
Coal Strike Practically Ended.
Topeka, Kas.. June 15. The big coal
strike in the southwest Is practically
at an end. three of the "Big Four"
companies having signed an agreement
satisfactory to the miners and the
fourth company, the Southwestern
Coal and Improvement. Is expected to
sign in a few days.
Justice Fuller at Chicago.
Chicago. June 15. Melville W. Ful
ler, chief Justice of the I'nited States,
arrived In Chicago Wednesday and
spent the day with his associates of
the days when he was a leading figure
at the local bar. Chief Justice Fuller
Is the guest of relatives on the south
Woman Attempts Suicide.
LaCrosse. Wis.. June 15. Mrs. Will
iam Grosser attempted to commit sui
cide by taking carbolic acid. She was
round by her husband ia a chair un
conscious. Her face, throat and bands
were terribly burned by the chemlcaL
She will recover.
Credit Men's Cloatar. Uay.
Milwaukee. June 15. The closing
day's session of theXational Association
of Credit Men wii mainly devoted to
committee reports and the election or
officers. John Field, of Philadelphia,
was. re-elected president. ;
WOr FROM .HIS WIFE
Patriotic Story of a Woman Who
Committed Suicide at
SALTATION LASS DT BAD BTJSDfESS
W&V Killed in Kdgar County Invest!"
eatiou of Warehouse Methods .
T Chlcaffdf June 15. A pathetic story
of a woman's love and her struggle to
keep the affection of her husband was
revealed at the coroner's Investigation
of the death of Mrs. Xels Peter Sal
strom, of Sol Cornell street. Mrs. Sal
strom committed suicide two weeks
ago by taking strychnine, but the inves
tigation was delayed until this week
on account of the disappearance of her
husband. The testimony before Deputy
Coroner Weckler disclosed the fact that
the heart-broken woman had ended
her life because she did not have $10
to pay nil ma. Sunberg, a pretty Salva
tion Army girl, to whom Salstrom had
Helma Gets tbe Widower.
The story told before the coroner by
Illlma was that Mrs. Salstrom had
promised to pay her $50 If she would
never speak to her husband. Mrs. Sal
strom paid her $40. and in her misery
she learned that Hilma met her hus
band clandestinely. Then she gave up
hope and decided to end her existence.
Salstrom disappeared after her death
and the neighbors notified the police.
Tho husband was traced to Meudota,
Ills., and then to Holland. Mich. He
was brought back to Chicago, but
when the jury had rendered its verdict
he walked out the East Chicago ave
nue police station a free man. Hilma
Sunberg was at his side.
Met Salstrom In Church.
-' Mrs. Salstrom came to Chicago In
1SS3. She was then Augusta Peter
son. By hard work in a tailor shop,
where she labored for ten years, she
saved $2,000. She was n devout Chris
tian, and attended Moody's church.
Q'here she met Salstrom in 1$9R. Sal
strom wore a Salvation Army uniform,
und made love to the humble shop girl.
They were married in January, 1S!W,
nnd with his wife's money Salstrom
started a flour and feed store. He lost
all his wife's money. The loss of mon
ey did not worry her. but she learned
that her husband paid a great deal of
attention to Hilma Sunberg. She sum
moned Hilma. and begged her to give
up the man she loved. Hilma agreed
to do so for $50.
ONE WOLF THAT WILL BE GOOD.
One of a I'ack That Infests Stock Pastures
and Poultry Yards.
Paris. Ills., June 15. One of a pack
of about a dozen large gray wolves
which iufest the stock pastures south
of Kansas in Kdgar county was killed
Tuesday night by James Kckard, a
farmer living near Redmon. Mayor
J. M. Steele, of Kansas, located a pack
of five wolves and drove them In Eck
,'.i direction. . ...
I We Keep
Special Sale Commencing
Men's suits that cannot be duplicated elsewhere for less
than $7.50 and in many cases SI0,
FOR THIS SALE ONLY
These suits are great values. Your money refunded if
you are not satisfied with your purchase.
loc 'afltt crippled one of the ani
mals with a shotgun, and he was aft
erward dispatched with a rifle balL,
The wolves have been very active of
late, sheep and poultry in large num'
bers falling victims to their depreda
tions. The animal killed is of a gray
ish brown color and somewhat similar
in size and appearance to a shepherd
dog, weighing thirty-five pounds.
Chicago, June 15. The state grain
department investigating committee
met Wednesday in the office of Vice
Chairman John C. Black. Chairman
John J. Mitchell being out of the city.
The committee at present is making in
quiries from the board of trade men
and others as to tbe distinction be
tween "regular" and "irregular" ware
houses, as to the uses of warehouse re
Jcelpts as collateral, and in a general
rway as to the methods iu vogue.
M Wanted on a Charge of Arson.
Springfield. Ills., June 15. Governor
Tanner yesterday Issued a requisition
'upon the governor of New York for
Hhe extradition of Henry Frederick,
under arrest In New ork city. Fred
erick is wanted In Chicago on a charge
of murdering Ida M. Fearson. He was
employed as porter at the notel Helene
In Chicago, and Is charged with netting
it on fire May 18, In which fire Ida
rearson, a domestic, lost her life.
Jury Discharged by Telephone.
Lewistowu, Ills., June 15. Judge
Meredith Walker Tuesday ordered a
jury to seal its verdict and then ad
journed court until July '2 and re
turned to his home in Canton, leaving
the jury out. The jurymen could not
agree, and the prospect of being held
here for three weeks made them shiv
er. Finally the Judge was located by
the sheriff and the Jury wasdlscharged
Obeyed the Lord's Order, She Says.
Topeka, Kan., June 15. Mrs. Nation
walked into the town of Kiowa and
smashed the plate glass mirrors and
furniture in five saloons. She says the
Lord directed her to do the work. As
soon as the saloons were opened in the
morning Mrs. .Nation, with brickbats
and bottles found in the saloons, made
quick work of mirrors and bar fix
tures. Grain Dealers Close Their Council.
Decatur, Ills.. June 15. The annual
convention of the Illinois Grain Deal
ers' association closed with a banquet
served by the ladles of the Dorcas so
ciety. The new officers are: President,
B. S. Tyler, of Decatur: secretary, T.
B. Baxter, of Taylorville: treasurer, F.
M. Pratt, of Decatur. There are but
few changes in the executive board.
Spring Valley Strike I Off".
Spring Valley, Ills., June 15. The
strike was dtn-lared off Wednesday
evening by President John M. Hunter
and the Cnited Mine Workers after
having lasted just fifty days. The
strikers got all they demanded.
Gymnasium for Illinois University
Champaign. Ills., June 15. At a
meeting of the board of trustees of the
University of Illinois arrangements
were made to turu tho armory into a
Wisconsin Toirn Gets a Cannon.
Richland Center, Wis., Juue 15. The
Spanish cannou, which is to be used
as a soldiers' uionument, arrived here
yesterday and will be placed in posi
tion as soon as possible.
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YOU KNOW US.
Street Railway Employes in
St. Louis Take Import
SUBMIT TO ARBITRATION.
Also Employes' Executive
.Committee to Negotiate
St. Louis, June 15. By a practical
ly unanimous rote the local anion of
street railway employes of the St.
Louis Transit company, out on a
strike, decided today to submit the
matter of reinstatement of employes
Negotiate For Final Settlement.
By the same vote the executive ,
committee of tbe union was empow
eied to negotiate with the company
to make a final settlement without re
ferring the matter back to the union.'
The Opening; of Negotiations.
St. Louis, June 15. Negotiations
were reopened yesterday to effect a
settlement of the street railway strike.
The executive committee of the Street
Railway Employes' union met and
called a meeting of all the strikers for
this morning to act upon a proposi
tion which will be submitted looking
to a termination of the controversy. .
A member of the executive commit
tee who attended the session is au
thority for the statement that tlm
proposition which will be voted upoit
has been approved by the grievance
committee of the union and was also
unanimously approved by the execu
tive committee. If the strikers- at to
day's meeting accept the proposition
it will be taken at once to tho official
of tho Transit company for action. IC
It is aivepted by tho company thoi
strike practically will be at an end.
TAR LAC LEADER GIVES IN.
Last of the Insurgents In That Region
Surrenders to Col. Llioom,
Washington, June 15. MacArthur
cables the war department as follows:
"Manila, June 15. Gen. Macabalos,
with eight officers and 124 men with
rilles, surrendered to Col. LIscom, of
the iHh infantry, at Tarlac this morn
ing. Macabalos is the. most impor
tant and last insurgent leader in Tar