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VOIu Ii. NO. 187.
HOCK ISrAOT), TLIj.. MONDAY. MAY 27. 1901.
PBICE THREE CENTS.
COMES AT LAST
Supreme Court Ruling on the
Long Pending Insular
SETTLES VITAL QUESTIONS
Effect is That the Constitu
tion Does Not Follow
Washington. May 27 Justice
Brown In the United States supreme
conrt today announced thedecition of
the court In the Insular cases. The
announcement of the co art's opinion
begun at 12:27. The main opinion
handed down is In the Deli ma case
Justice Brown first announced the
court's decision on the point of juris
diction, holding the conrt had no
The Delima cat e involved the im
portation of goods Into the United
States from Forto Rico after the rati
Ccation of the treaty of Paris and be
fore the passage of the Forto R'can
act. Delima & Co.. doing business
in New York. Imported from San
Juan, P. R.. dnrlng the months of
June and July 1899. certain sugars,
products of Forto Rico. Upon these
sugars the collector of New
York demanded and collected about
$13,000 as custom duties. The
Delima company sued Bid well, collec
tor, as an individual in the supreme
ccurt of New York, to recover the back
duties thus paid, alleging that they
were collected by duress, the collector
exacting payment of duties as a con
dition of delivery of the sugars.
On petition of the collector the
suit was removed to the circuit conrt
of the United States for the southern
district cf New York, which sustained
the demurrer to the complaint, both
on the ground that no cause for ac
tion was stated and the court bad no
jurisdiction from judgment, dismis
sing compla!nt of Delima & Co. to
prosecute error from this court.
laatlee) Brown's Cooteatloa.
Justice Brown said that whether
the sugars were imported from or
into Porto Rico, the dutiable question
depends cpan whether Porto liU o is a
foreign country. lie held the right
to acquire territory involves the
right to govern and control It by con
gress, but be said the country could
not be both foreign and domestic. The
opinion was opposed to the conten
tion of the government He con
cluded that at the time the duties
were collected ,1'orto Rico was not a
foreign country, but a 'territory of
the United States.
Justice McKenna delivered a dis
senting opinion. He was joined by
Justices Sbiras and Wcite.
Justice Gray also dissented from
the msjority opinion in' the Delima
In the cases r f Goetze v the United
States acd Crcssman vs. the United
States, brought here from the circuit
court for the Southern district, the
New York test in the Goe- ze case of
the validity of the levy duty on the
importation of tobacco from Porto
Rico into the United States, after the
ratification of the .treaty and before
the passage of the Porto Rican act.
and in the Grossman case the doty on
liquors imported in Hawaii after the
annexation, but before the taking of
effect of the act providing a govern
ment for Hawaii, the courts reversed
the judgments below for the reasons
cited In the Delima case, holding that
levy duties were unconstitutional.
Justice Brown also announced an
opinion of the court in the case of
Dooles vs. the United States, involv
ing the dcty leviel on goods imported
into Porto Blc-y from the United States
between the date of military occupa
tion and the taking effect of the Porto
llican tariff act. The court held that
there could be no doubt of the valid
ity of the duties levied by virtue of
Gen. Miles order prior to the rat.Va
lion of the treaty of peace. It plat.Nl
this right on the ground of mill tar,
necessity. With reference to the
duties levied after the ratifi
cation of the peace treaty the court
aid the difference in the rule applied
and it held that those duties were in
valid. Froeoaaced DUmbiIom
Justice Gray, Shlras McKenna and
White dissented, the latter delivering
the opinion. Justice White mad the
announcement t ha tin the Downts ae
In which questions of the - validity
of duties levied on orange imported
from Porto Rieo after the Frsker
act. tha m jjrity tf the court would.
aa White stated it. reverse itself and
hold the duty valid.
He said the opinion in the Downes
case, which the court would announce
later, would thus lead to Inconsist
ency, the court deciding that after the
Foraker act and Porto Rico had ceased
to be part of the United States and be
fore the Foraker act it was part of the
United StaUs, White said the couit
would later, in the Downs ease, held
that congress had the power nnder
the Porto Rican tariff act to impose
tariff duty on goods coming from
Porto Rico. He expressed himself
unable to conceive on what theory
they thus proceeded and expressed
the opinion that it was due to con
fusion of thought in the Delima case
It was settled law he said that the
powers of congress to levy import
duty did not extend to any territory
in that part of the United States, and
as a result of the majority opinion
in the Downes case this would be to
bring about a state of things where
the territory which was part of the
United States before the Foraker
act became foreign territory after the
The dissenting justices throughout
their dissents took occasion to crlti
ci ze sharply the spparent conflict be
tween Ihe msjority ruling in the
Delima case and that which would
follow later in the Downes case.
Import of tho Bullae
Summed up, although several de
cisions upheld the contestants on
certain issues raised, yet in the
most important decision, that of
Downes against Bid well. Jus
tice Brown announced the sweeping
decision of the court upholding the
general attitnde and policy of the gov
ernment up to the present time. The
effect of this decision is to aflirm the
constitutionality of the Foraker act
and give congress the power to deal
with the newly acquired territory in
such manner as the legislative branch
may consider suitable for the new
The decision also has the effect of
declaring that the rew insular pos
sessions -do not by virtue of the
treaty cf cession acquire all the privi
leges and rights of the constitution.
ALGER ON THE BIG CANAL.
Clrc. Hie Tl.w. to Drltlabera TVlthHreery
London, May 27. Oencral Itussell
A. Alger. discussing the coming con
ference In Indon on the Nicaragua
canal question, said to The Iteeord
I It-raid correspondent:
It is impossible for me to over
state my appreciation of England'
goud will toward the United States
daring the Spanish war. I feel highly
grateful to this country for that ser
vice, and hoe our friendly relations
may never Iv disturbed. I Iwlleve
the world has seen the last war It will
ever see between the British empire
:ind the American republic.
"Nevertheless, I am convinced the
United States will mid ought to con
struct the Nicaragua canal. Kngland
lms no right to oppose our pleasure in
this matter. The Clayton-Bulwer
treaty has outlived the conditions that
made It fitting. It belongs In the ar
chives of obsolete conventions. I do
not believe that Jxrd Salisbury or any
other responsible British statesman
will throw himself across the path of
American desire and of International
pi ogress in relation to the Nicaragua
' ''It rifiuK to me teyond doubt thr.t
his majesty's government will find a
way to subserve all its legitimate In
terests without Insisting uon immor
tality for the Clayton-Bnlwer treaty.
In any event. I think America should
proceed to build the canal as soon as
KssIble and should exercise almolute
dominion over it after it Is done.
I am not prepared to say I should.
If I possessed the authority, give Brit
ish ships equal rights with American
ships In the canal. I should give them
eMunl rights with other foreign ves
sel: but there Is no reason why we
rhould not practice ordinary business
principles on our own In-half. We
were compelled to pay $10,000 for
sdidlng a warship through the Suez
canaL We might get back the money
at toll stations on our own water
MAY BE FINED $1,000,000.
Now Tork tfomo Protector M alios a Biff
New York, May 17. State Game
Troteetor John E. Overton, having en
tered the Artie Vreezing company's
storage house on West street, claims
ie found In one room 2,000 partridges,
quail, grouse and other game birds,
the shooting or possession of which
In the state out of season is punish
able by a tine of i0 for tlw first bird
killed or held Jn possession and $li-
for the second or each other bird so
llled or kept In possession. Mr. Over-
and a policeman win wawn me
pi ce and examine every package go
TlApresldent of the company la re
porte.o have said that he did not
own a fc'ugle bird in the place and that
he did nA know what was In the stor
age roomA Assistant District Attor
ney Walshyiald that it looked as If
there wonld a huge tine to be paid.
He said thevv . clearly states that
the possession came birds out of
season js a mis.nenor punishable
by a fine and lfS birds were such
as to make the company liable the
tines would run up into a a enormous
amount. Some estimate makes the
figures reach a total $1.00'J.0U0.
UNREADY AT PRESENT
Mindanao People Not Equal to
Anytning in the Shape or
ARE LITTLE BETTER THAN SAVAGE3
Men Who Traded wltb the Insurgent
to (iu Free Specimen Atroci
Manila, May 27. After a visit to
numerous places on the Island of Mlu-
danao the United States commission
has agreed upon two important points
that Mindanao shall not be ruled by
local governments, and that slavery
'shall he. abolished. The com
missioner came to Mindanao with the
intention of establishing several prov
incial governments, -but they were not
long in abandoning that intention.
That much was soon decided at Jm
bonnga, and the further the commis
sioners penetrated Into the country
and the more familiar they became
with the heterogenous character of its
people, the more they were convinced
of the unwisdom of attempting to ap
ply any considerable measure of civil
government on American lines to peo
ple the great majority of whom are
nothing more or less than savages
having: no conception or desire for
anything approaching self-government
Cirott Case To Bo Diainleeed.
The prosecution against D. M. Car
man. Scuor Oarranzu, aud others ac
cused of trading with the Insurgents,
has 'been abandoned. The military au
thorities consider that although the
conviction of a number pf Manila mer
chants would be practically certain
were the Investigations continued
their prosecution would be Inexpe
dient, as the consequent damages to
business would outweigh the good ac
complished. Provost tJencral Davis,
who has reviewed the testimony In the
Carman cases, said to the correspond
ent of the Associated Tress that while
Carman could be convicted of trading
with the Insurgents it would be unjust
to punish him when nearly every
trader In Manila Is guilty of similar
Horrible Crime of tho Tagala.
Washington May 27. Official
papers received lit the war depart
ment from the Philippines give the de
tails of many horrible crimes commit
ted In Ihe islands. A native named
Mores led a detachment of a-liout six
ty Filipinos oiiaplratlcal raid upon the
puehln of I roc In in Sorsogon to plun
der a colony of peaceful Chinese mer
cliant. They met with no opposition,
yet nevertheless hacked to death three
inoffensive China men. assaulted auoth
er so murderously as to cause him to
lose his left eye and arm and carried
ofT for ransom three other Chinamen.
a native and a Spaniard.
Some Further Sperlinena.
A native captain of insurgents in
the army of the famous Alejandrlno
seized a Filipino in the full vigor of
life and had him burled alive. A native
policeman on duty in the puebla of
Mlsamls. on Mindanao Island, was
seized by a band of natives, tied to a
post and beaten with n gun. He was
then taken out on the highway, where
his assailants finished him with bolos
and pinned on him a paper bearing
"Countrymen: Don't Imitate me. for
I am an Amcrlcanlsta and have talked
with the Americans."
One victim was made to stand on
the brink of a grave dug for him, and
there stabbed to death.
MOTHER AND SON ARE DEAD.
Sat 1 Mistake I Claimed by tho Womaa'a
Kolotivoo Rathor Myeterlena.
Mattoon. Ills.. May 27. The coron
er of Cumberland county is conducting
a i inquest to solve the mystery cf the
death of Mrs. Frank 0"Iay. wife of a
well-to-do Trilla farmer, and her 0-
ear-old son. The woman had lnen
subject to melancholia, brought on by
iHTeavemeufs and having twice nar
rowly escaped death by fire. Two
weeks ago she came to this city, ac
companied by her two sons, H and IS
years old. She cashed a check for
$lu and left for Kokoino. Ind.. wltb
the children. Aided by detectives, her
husband found her and brought her
Mrs. O'Day Friday night gave her
younger son a dose of medicine for
measles. Two hours biter he died in
great agouy. Mrs. O'Day was also
stricken, and expired five hours later.
The relations declare that she gave
the child the wrong medicine by mis
take, and the shock of the discovery
Ballet Hole la Mia Bead.
Wheeling. W. Vn.. May 27 John
son Hammond, a wealthy farmer liv
ing six miles south of here, disap-
nnnriwl ton f 1 '1 TB fl frt mill file lwi.lv li.ifl
now LHtn luuiiu iu i iic juio river at
' . a t .i ." v. t . . . i
I'rocton. twenty miles south of here.
A bullet hole In his head Indicates
murder. Charles I.utz. son of a prom
inent citizen of Moundsville, W. Va..
has leen arrested on the charge of
Co na;ar Defeotod la flle Own County.
Des Moines, la.. May 27. The final
Kt-pnbllcan caucuses in Dallas conuty.
Minister Conger's former home, were
held Saturday. In the county con
vention Cummins will have ninety
votea and Conger thirty. Insuring a
Cnmmlns delegation, to the state con
vention. Oppnaod to tho Piatt Amendment.
Havana. May 27. The Nationalist
convention gave unanimous expression
to opposition to the I'latt amendment.
Should the Nationalists in the consti
tutional convention aXide by the par
ly declaration the vo?: mi acceptance
of the amendment will be a tie.
NASH IN BAD SHAPE.
Ohio Governor e Trip West Told Severely
Columbus. O., May 27. The specla
train on which Governor George K
Nash and party traveled to San Fran
Cisco to attend the launching of the
battleship Ohio nrrived here at 7:30 a
GKORGC EILBON HASH.
m. over the Hocking Valley railroad.
The party had Ix-en reduced to consid
erable extent slme It left here, but
all were In good spirhs. Governor
Nash looked old and broken and was
so weak that he had to be supported
as he walked to his. carriage. He Is
so lame that be can hardly stand alone.
The governor himself said he would
toon be all right, bnt bis Intimate
friends express doubt of. a sieedy re
RACING FOR A SWITCH
Results in a Terrible and Fatal
Accident on an Electric
FIVE Db'AD AND TWO MORE TO DIE
While a Dozen Are Seriously Wounded
Grewsomo View at the Scene
of the Mishap.
Albany. N. Y- May 27. Electric
cars racing for a srltlnh. while run
ning in opposite directions at the rate
of forty miles an hour cost live lives
yesterday afternoon v a terrific col
lision In which oviu.-forty prominent
persons were Injured. 'some fatally,
and others seriously. The lobby of
the local postotiice was rilled with
dead and wounded; hysterical women
niul children looking for relatives aud
friends, and surgeons administering
temporary relief, while ambulances
were racing through the city taking
the wounded to hospitals were the
eurlv Intimations of the accident.
Where the Care Mat and the Reault.
The lKjInt where the cars met on the
single track was at a sharp curve.
The south-bound cur went almost clean
through the north-bound ear ami hung
on Ihe edge of a ulgh bluff, with Its
load of shrieking, maimed humanity.
One motorman was pinioned up
against the smashed front of the
south-bound car with both legs sev
ered, and died instantly, while the
other one lived but a few minutes.
Fully 1211 men. women and children
formed a struggling, shrieking pyra
mid, mixed with blood, detached por
tions of human IhxIh-s and the wreck
age of the cars. The few womeu and
children who had escaped Injury and
death were hysterical, and added their
cries to the shrieks of the flying and
mutilated. Men with broken bones.
dislocated points and bloody heads and
faces tried to assist others who were
Llat of Dead and Wounded-
Following is a list of the dead and
of part of the wounded those worst
hurt: Dead Frank Smith and will
lam Nichols, motormen: Maud Kel
logg, of Hound Ijike; Annie Itooue.
of Stnyvesant Falls: David Mahoiiey,
mate on the Dean ICichmoHd.
Fatally Injurel George C. Barry,
Troy; Fred .1. Smith. Albany. Se
riously Injured William F. Barry,
Troy, cuts on head; Mary Barry. Troy.
leg broken: George V. Bittner. Moer
vllle, cut and bruised; Isaac Blauvelt,
leg broken: Dewltt C. l'eltz. badly
bruised; Charles IVltz. painfully
bruised; Howard J. Itogers, bruised
mid cut; Mrs. II. J. Bogers.-cut and
bruised: Itogers, leg broken: A.
W. Crotsley, hurt internally: George
Kiue. badly cut: Fred Herzog, shoul
der dislocated, all of Albany.
Strike Situation at Cincinnati.
Cincinnati. May 27. There is still
nncbangelnthe strike situation in Cin
cinnati. The metal trades" association
maintains an attitude of absolute sil
ence concerning Its plans and expecta
tions. -The machinists report that their
pickets have discovered no desertions
from their ranks. A great mass-meeting
Is called to assemble at Workmen's
hall, where the strikers will listen to
addresses. A committee has leen ap
pointed to arrange for amusements for
the idle men. and another to look after
what relief may be. needed among the
strikers. . No propositions for a confer
ence have been made by either party.
Speaker Htodenon Oolnff'tn Europe.
Dubuque. Ia.. May 27. Colonel
David B. Henderson, speaker of the
house of representatives, and his wife,
left for Europe Saturday for a three
months' tour. Sjieaker and Mrs. Hen
derson will go from New York to Old
lKer, Aberdeen. Scotland, the place
where Colonel Henderson' 'was -torn.
After visiting Great Britain Colonel
and Mrs. Henderson will go to l'arls1
to visit their daughter, Belle, who Is
studying music there. - , . ... '
FAILURE TO CONNECT
Results in the Unearthing of a
Great Conspiracy Against
DEATH OF A FEMALE O0HSPIEAT0B
Puta the Police "Onto the Game,"
Wbhfh Seems to Have Been
a "Gigantic" One.
Chicago, May 27. One of the great
est conspiracies to defraud Insurance
H)nipanies ever recorded ha e been dis
closed In the Defenbach case. Not
$12,000. as the indictments charge,
but $07,000 were the stakes 'being
played for. according to the prosecu
tion. A ruling by Judge Tuley has
untied the hands of the public prose
cutors, and the already celebrated trial
now takes ,ou added Interest and
greater Importance. The order of
court permitting statements of Marhr
A. Defenbach. charged with benlg a
co-conspirator and now dead to be
admitted In evidence, gives the state
the much-desired leeway," said As
sistant Attorney Olsen. "We will
show that other companies were to be
defrauded. The evidence la In our
possession and the Jury and court will
hear it all."
Bad It In for Eight Companlea.
Following are the companies and
fraternal societies In question- and the
amounts of policies: Equitable Life In
surance company, $10,000; Mutual
Life. S10.O0O: Security Life and Trust.
$10,000; Prudential Life. $10,000; Me
troiK)Iitan Life. $10,000; New York
Life. $10,000; Independent Order of
foresters. Canadian branch. $5.00O
Knights and Ladies of Honor, $2,000;
total. (17,000. Insurance obtained upon
the life of Marie A. Defenbach, de
ceased, upon which were based the In
dictments returned charging con
spiracy to defraud, naming Dr. August
M. Unger. Francis ayland Brown,
Frank II. Smiley and Marie Drfen
bach as defendants are as follows: In
dependent Order of Foresters. Cana
dian branch. $5,000; New York Life,
$5,000; Knights and Ladies of Honor,
$2.0oo; total. $12,000. :
Will Investigate Soma Preacrlptlons.
The mysterious prescriptions, the
handiwork or Dr. Unger, which Miss
Defenbach had compounded for her
self, are now in the- laboratory of a
well-known chemist who will mix the
chemicals according to the formulas
of the prescriptions. s as to ascer
tain wheher the drugs called
for contained li'fe-destroyingprotiertie
In sufficient quantities to cause death.
An illustration of the manner In which
at least two of the conspirators nnder
indictment handled themselves Is
shown by the fact that the druggist
who tilled the prescriptions at the di
rection of Miss Defenbach was in
duced to return the originals to her.
Th eapothecary merely kept copies.
Ttrtef Story of tho Case.
Briefly stated the case is as follows:
Dr. Unger. Miss Defennach and others
conspired to swindle Insurance com
panies, the insurance at first to be tak
en on Miss Defenbach's life. She -was
to disappear and another woman's
lody substituted when the Insurance
was claimed. But somehow either by
design. Ignorance or accident Miss
Defenbach herself really died. iome
irregularity about her funeral attract
ed notice, and led to the present trial.
CHAMPIONS FEMALE RIGHTS.
Co-Ed at the Michigan 'Vanity Object to
the nine renc-IU
Ann Arbor, Mich.. May 27. Anoth
er co-ed champion of female rights has
arisen in her might at the University
of Michigan. This time it is the In
lander, the college magazine, which In
censes the fair student. The com
plainant is Miss Agnes Inglls, of De
troit, who claims that a contribution
of hers to the Iulander was so ruth
lessly blue-penciled that its individual
ity was annihilated.
The University of Michigan Dally
and the Inlander have waged wordy
warfure all year, like the Kilkenny
cats, and It Is through the columns of
the former publication that Miss In
glls prints her views of the editorial
methods in vogue on the rival periodi
cal. Her communication Is. to put It
mildly and iu the student vernacular,
"hot shot." and typical of the untram
nielcd spirit of the university co-ed
Siffnilicant Fact Kotvd.
Kalamazoo. Mich.. May 27: A stock
company wltb a capitalization of $250,.
000 was organized In Chicago Friday
under the title of the Dnnkley com
pany. The purHse of the organiza
tion Is to manage the business of the
Dnnkley Preserving company, of this
city, and It is significant that Edwin
Norton, of New York, the head of the
American Can company, which Is capi
talized at $83,000,000 and practically
controls the manufacture of cans In
this country, is one of the heaviest
To Form m New Chnrcb. .
ITaiTisburg. Ta., May 27. Rev. H.
C. C. Astwood. the deposed pastor of
the Bridge Street A. M. E. church
of Brooklyn. N. Y.. Issued a call for
a conference of regularly ordained
clergymen to be held at Brooklyn, Sept.
2. for the formation of the Colored
Protestant Episcopal church. The call
states that as the church will be rit
ualistic none but men of high moral
end literary attainments need apply.
Iowa IT. C T. Officers.
Sioux City. Ia.. May 27. After n,
spirited contest the Iowa grand coun
cil of the U. C. T. decided to meet
next June at Council Bluffs. Sheldon
and Ottumwa were competitors for the
honor, the former coming out second
In the race. The following officers
were elected: Grand councilor," J. F.
Helwlg, Council Bluffs; grrnd secre-J
tary, D. E. Morroji, Sioux City.
TRIES MURDER, KILLS SELF.
Attempted Double Tragedy In Philadel
phia Hotel Enda In Suicide.
Philadelphia. .May 27. Prompted by
jealousy. John A. Jenkins of 143
North Thirteenth Btreet committed sui
cide at the Terminal hotel. 1431 Fil
bert street. He also planned to kill his
companion, Mae Barlxmr of 210 North
Thirteenth street, but she escaped aft
er a thrilling experience. She said
Jenkins told her she had "but half
dn hour to live." as he Intended to kill
her. Then, standing over her with a
drawn revolver, he forced her to write
n farewell letter to her people. After
that had been done she pleaded to
have something to drink. When the
waiter came she dashed to the wiudow
screaming, aud was hanging out when
Detective Pierce and Detective Havue
rushed Into the room.
Jenkins dashed down the stairs and
shot himself in the right temple at the
third-story landing. A letter which he
had prepared was as follows:
'To the Authorities: Please notify
my brother-in-law, John T. Murphy,
of this happy event, 25t Prospect
place, Brooklyn. N. Y. This is the ulti
mate results of gambling and a dissi
pated life. Let it be a warning to
young men to leave fast horses, wom
en and slow horses alone."
ANOTHER BERCER CASE.
Crime in Which the Girl Is the Victim of
m Clergyman's Son.
Arjjos, Ind.. May 27. In the disap
pearance of Miss Ora Atkinson, aged
10. a rival to the famous Nellie Berg
er case has developed. Miss Atkinson
started for church in Morocco Sunday
evening, April 28. On the way she
vt as accosted by Calvin Tuggle. son of
a prominent United Brethren minis
ter, who invited her to take a drive.
She consented, and after entering the
buggy he informed her that she was
iu his power and that he would run
away with her. He told her that iu
case she attempted to es-aie he Avould
The pair drove to Rensselaer, where
they boarded the train for Monon.
there registering as husband and wife.
Later they went to North Judson. San
Pierre. Knox, Medaryvllle and Fran
cisvllle, reaching here May 20. When
the girl left she was warmly and at
tractively attired. When she arrived
here she had but a thin shirt waist,
skirt, shoes and stockings. As the
result of abuse and exiosure she is
critically ill. The hotel proprietor
here recognized the couple and by
threatening arrest forced Tuggle to
vire the girl's parents. He immedi
Mrs. Lease has filed at New York a
p.-titioii In bankruptcy: indorsed for
Ijliorers on the underground rail
way tunnels at New York have struck
and the work is at a standstill.
M. de Uodays notable for his quar
rel with Count Boni. Anna Gould's
husband has been "fired" from his
position on the Figaro.
The Philadelphia conference of the
A. M. K. church voted down a resolve
that Booker T. Washington Is "one of
the greatest negroes in -the world."
Some thug has threatened to kidnap
Kdison's 12-year-old daughter if he
does not pay heavily.
A New Jersey judge declares that
"damn" is not swearing.
A Java volcano has erupted and
killed three Kuropeatis and 17S na
tives. The theosophists opened their fif
teenth convention la Chicago Saturday
Secretary Gage has returned to
Washington and resumed his duties
at the treasury department.
Oscar I. Austin, chief of the bu
reau of statistics of the United States
treasury department, has arrived at
Herbert W. Bowen, of New York,
has been appoluted minister to Persia.
French politicians will fight work
Ingmeu's pensions In the hope of in
juring Premier Waldeek-Iiousseau.
Balmoral castle Is to be renovated
and refitted for the king and queen of
The premier of Hungary has begun
n war upon corruption in parliament.
. Farade of Sunday School Chlldern.
New York. May 27. The annual
parade of the Snuday school children
of Brooklyn, an event across the
bridge secoud to no other happening
in Importance, was held in the after
noon, when nearly 100,000 children pa
raded In different parts of the borough.
It was the seveuty-second anniver
sary of the formation of the Brook
lyn Snuday school union, and the pa
rade was the largest ever held. For
the first time in seventeen years the
two -Sunday schools of St. Ann's
church were In line.
. Agnlnaldo to Visit America.
Washington. Af.iv 27. Mali ailTiixi.
received at the war department show
that Atniinsldo will undoubted!? visit
4hl r-nutifrv if he Clin nhtnin tho an-
proval of General MncArthur. Aguin-
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like to study American Institutions
ant tho Vnrlish InnsTiins-e. with a tIpiv
of benefiting his country on his re
Strike declared OS.
Sbamokln. Pa., May 27. A. Itobert-
son & Co., operating the Corbln and
Excelsior collieries, have agreed to
hereafter pay their employes semi-
monthiy. whereupon the strike of 1.-
OOO men and Uoys was declared nr.
The employes will resume work at
Pardoned by tha rreeldeat.
Washington.' May 27. The presi
dent has pardoned Alexauder McKen
rie, now confined iu jail at Oakland.
Cal., f of contempt of the circuit court
of appeals for the Ninth circuit.
Two Elttle Boys Drowned.
Kansas City. Mo., May 27. Leo
Lynch and Henry Kresch, each 9 years
of age, were drowned . in the Kaw
river yesterday, having fallen into tot
wftter while tuhbag.
Presbyterian Assembly Ac
cepts Revision of Faith
ALL AMBIGUITY REMOVED
In a Manner That Brings Out
the Doxology New
Philadelphia. May 27. The Pres
byterian general assembly today
adopted the revision committee's re
port and selected New York City as
the meeting place next. year. An
amendment substituting LosAngeles
for New York was loat. It was stated
that the clerk in announcing the con
dition of the assembly funds said they
would not warrant such a selection.
Upon proceeding to the order of the
day, revision of the confession of
faith, a motion was adopted limiting
the speeches to 10 minutes.
Dr. Moffatt'a Amendment.
Rev. Dr. Moffatt, president of
Washington Jefferson university, of
fered an amendment to recommenda
tion "B," .which was adopted, . that
sought to remove all ambiguity
from the original recommendation.
When the moderator put the ques
tion on the adoption of the commit
tee's report as amended; there wasone
great roar of "aye." Instantly the
assembly rose enmasse and sang the
doxology. A resolution was adopted
that the present revision committee
be increased to 21 and continued.
IS FINALLY ACCEPTED
New York, May 27 The Royal
Ulster Yacht club cabled the New
York Yacht club its approval of Sept.
21 as the day for the opening contest
for the cup races, and that date was
finally and definitely fixed.
TOOK WIFE FOR BURGLAR
AND SHOT HER DEAD
Louisville. Ky., May 27. F. H.
Richardson shot and killed his wife
early this morning, mptakin her for
a burglar. It is thought Mrs. Rich
ardson was walking in her sleep.
AT LOCOMOTIVE WORKS
Dunkirk. N. Y.. May 27 Work
was resumed at the Brooks Locomo
tive works today. Nine striking ma
chinists of the allied metal workers
returned to work.
ENGLAND'S ROYAL PAIR
ARRIVE AT SYDNEY
Sydney. May 27. The steamer
Ophir, having an board the Duke and
Duchess of Cornwall and York, ar
rived here this afternoon, and was
greeted by enthusiastic crowds.
LOWER THE AMERICAN FLAG.
Officers of tbe Transport Roaeermna Pro
roks Indignation at Tacoma.
Tacoma. Wash., May 27. Much In
dignation was displayed along the wa
ter front because the officers of the
transport Rosecrans hauled down the
transport's flag and ran the British
flag to the top of the flagstaff In hon
or of Queen Victoria's birthday. The
regulations provide the national flag
shall fly under all circumstances, but
permit the flying of a foreign flag un
derneath. The latter course was pur
sued by the transport Warren,
This peculiar action on board the
Rosecrans is believed to be due to care
lessness or a lack of exact knowledge
of the regulations. Captain Dobson
and several other officers were former
ly British mariners, becoming natural
ized when the Rosecrans was pur
chased by the government two years
ago. Several citizens went aboard the
transport and complained of the lack
of patriotism shown in hauling down
the American flag. In conseuqence of
which the flag was restored to its prop
DID FOURTEEN GO DOWN.
CoUUton at Sea tai Which One Ship DUap
peara One Mao Saved.
Boston, May 27. The steamer Ohio,
from Hull, which arrived Saturday, re
ported a collision at sea with the Nor
wegian bark Elise, from Moss, April
1, for New York, in ballast. One sail
or was picked up, but his stories are
so conflicting that it Is hard to tell If
the bark went down with fourteen
men or not. Tue supposition is that
she did. and only this sailor was saved.
The collision occurred In a fog.
TOelt-Known Commlaaloa Merchant Dead. -
Chicago, May 27. George Adams. :
one of the oldest and best-known live
etock commission merchants in the -west,
is dead at his home here, aged
70 years. Mr. Adams came originally
from England and was Instrumental
In establishing the old stock yards for
ty years ago. and later in building up
the new Union Stock yards. His ac
quaintance among cattlemen was
wide. ....... -