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VOIi. Ii NO. 187.
ROCK ISrANI. rLIi.. 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. Jastice
Brown in the United States supreme
court today announced the decision of
the court in the insular cases. The
announcement of the court'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 court had no
The Delima case Involved the im
portation of goods into the United
States from Porto Rico after the rati
fication of the treaty of Paris and be
fore the passage of the Porto R'can
act. Delima & Co., doing business
in New York. Imported from San
Juan, P. R., during the months of
June and July 1899. certain sugars,
products of Porto 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
court 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 court
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 complaint of Delima & Co. to
prosecute eiTor from this court. '
.1 attire Biowi'i Contention.
Justice Brown said that whether
the sugars were imported from or
into Porto Rico, the dutiable question
depends cpan whether Porto KU 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 domeitic. The
opinion was oppos-d to the conten
tion of the government He con
cluded that at the time the duties
were collected .Porto 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 Shiras and Wcite.
Justice Gray also dissented from
the majority opinion in the Delima
In the cases cf Goetze vs. the United
States and Crossman vs. the United
States, brought here from the circnit
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 duty leviel on goods imported
into Porto Ri'cd from the Uaited States
between the date of military occupa
tion and the taking effect of the Porto
Rican 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
i ion of the treaty of peace. It ph.i
this right on the ground of mllitar,
necessity. With reference to the
duties levied after the ratifi
cation of the peace treaty the court
aaid the difference in the rule applied
and it held that those duties were in-
Justices Gray, Shiras McKenna and
White dissented, the latter delivering
the opinion. J u dice White mad the
announcement tbatin the Downts ae
in which questions of the validity
of duties levied on orange I reported
.from Porto Rico after the Furskrr
it, ths dj jjrity cf the court would.
as White stated it. reverse itself and
hold the duty valid.
He said the opinion in the Downes
case, whioh 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 Uaited States and be
fore the Foraker act it was part of the
Uaited States, White said the couit
would later, in the Downs case, held
that congress had the power under
the Porto Rican tariff act to impose
tariff duty on goods coming from
Porto Rico. He expressed himrelf
unable to conceive on what theory
they thus proceeded and expressed
the opinion that it wai due to con
fusion of thought in the Delima case.
It was settled law he said that the
powers of congress to lew import
duty did not extend to any territory
in that part of the Uaited 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
Foraker act. i
The dissenting justices throughout
their dissents took occasion to criti
cize sharply the apparent conflict be
tween he majority ruling in the
Delima case and that which would
follow later in the Downes case.
Import of the Bollux.
Summed up, although several de
cisions upheld the contestants on
certain issues raised, yet in the
most important decision, that of
Downes 8rainst 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 tho 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.
Clvre ni.Tl.w. to Britisher With Breezy
London. May 27. Oeneral Russell
A. Alger. discussing the coming in
ference fn Ixmdon on the Nicaragua
canal Question, said to Tlie Itecord-
'It Is Impossible for me to over
state my appreciation of England'
good will toward the United States
during the Spanish war. I feel highly
grateful to this country for that Ker-vU-e.
and hoje our friendly relations
may never le disturbed. I believe
the world has seen the last war It will
ever see between the British empire
ami the American republic.
Xevertheles. I nm con v hired the
United State will and ought to con
struct the Nicaragua canal. Kngland
lias no right to oppose our pleasure in
this matter. Tlie 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 Ixird 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 seems to me beyond doubt that
his majesty's government will find a
way to subserve all its legitimate in
terests without insisting uon immor
tality for the Clayton-Bulwer treaty.
In any event. I think America should
proceed to build the canal as soon as
Hssible and should exercise almolute
dominion over it after it is done.
"I am not prepared to say I should.
If I ixwsessed the authority, give Brit
ish ships equal rights with American
ships in the canal. I should give them
equal rights with other foreign ves
sels:, but there Is no reason why we
should not practice ordinary business
principles on our own In-half. We
were compelled to pay $10,000 for
sfiiding a warship through the Suez
canal. We might get back the money
at toll stations on our own water
MAY BE FINED
New fork aine Protector Make Biff
New York, May 27. State Came
rroteetor John E. Overton, having en
tered the Artie freezing company's
storage house on West street, claims
e 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 fine of J0 for tin first bird
killed or held in possession and $25
.1 . I. iham 1 . 1 fit an
vi or I ue second or cut u v,jri
i illed or kept in possession. Mr. Over-
j and a policeman will watcn ine
pi ce and examine every package go
TlApresldent of the company Is re
portetMo have said that he did not
own a k'ngle bird In tie place and that
he did m know what was In the stor
age roomv Assistant District Attor
ney Walshaid that It looked as If
there wouldvV a huge fine to be paid.
ir .ifd theWw e'.early states tba
the possessijirOt game birds out of
season Js a mfV?nrenor punlshalrte
by a fine and lfSf birds were such
as to make the company liable tbe
tines would run up inU an enormous .
amount. Some estimate makea the
fiijures reach total X $1,000,000.
UNREADY AT PRESENT
Mindanao People Not Equal
Anything in the Shape of
ARE LITTLE BETTER THAN SAVAGES
Hen Who Traded wltb the Insurgent
to Co Free Specimen Atroci
Manila, May 27. After a visit to
numerous places on the island of Min
danao the United States commission
has u greed upon two important points
that Mindanao shall not be ruled by
local governments, and that slavery
'shall be abolished. The com
missioners 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 Zam
boanga, 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 ai
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
Car ma a Cam To He DUmtMed.
The prosecution against D. M. Car
man, Senor Oarranza, and 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 contiuued
their prosecution would le Inexpe
dient, as the consequent damages to
business would outweigh the good ac
complished. I'rovost tJeneral Iavls.
who has reviewed tlie testjmony In the
Carmau 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 Crimea of the Tag-ala.
Washington May 27. Official
papers received at the war depart
ment froni the Philippines give the de
tails of many horrible crimes commit
ted in the islands. A native named
I-'lores led a detachment of a-liout six
ty Filipinos on a piratical raid mon the
puebla of Irociu in Sorsogon to plun
der a colony of peaceful Chinese mer
cliants. They met with no opposition,
yet nevertheless hacked to death three
inoffensive Chinamen, assaulted anoth
er so murderously as to cause him to
lose his left eye and arm and carried
off for ransom three other Chinamen,
a native and a Spaniard.
Soma Farther Specimen.
' A native captain of Insurgents in
the army of the famous Alejandrino
seized a Filipino in the full vigor of
life and had him burled alive. A native
policeman on duty in tlie puebla of
Mlsniuis. on Mindanao Island, was
setzed by a band of natives, tied to a
post and beaten with a gun. lie 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 Amerlcanlsta 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.
rat I MUUk la Claimed hy the Woman
Itelativee Rather Myaterlona.
Mat toon. Ills.. May 27. The coron
er of Cumberland county is conducting
a-i inquest to solve the mystery e;f the
death of Mrs. Frank O'Day. wife of a
iv ell-to-do Trilla farmer, and her C
j ear-old son. The woman had leen
subject to melaucholia. brought on by
liereavenieufs ami having twice nar
rowly escaped death by fire. Two
weeks ago she came to this city, ac
companied by her two sons. 8 and 1
years old. She cashed a check for
$100 and left for Kokomo. Ind., with
the children. Aided by detectives, her
husband foiflid her and brought her
Mrs. O'Day Friday night gave her
3'ounger son a dose of medicine for
measles. Two hours later he died in
great agony. Mrs. O'Day was also
stricken, and expired five hours later.
The relations declare that she gave
the child the wroug medicine by mis
take, and the shock of the discovery
Ballet Hoi la Hie Head.
Wheeling. W. Vn.. May 27. John
son Hammond, a wealthy farmer liv
ing six miles south of here, dlsap- t
peared ten days ago, and his body has ',
now been found in the Ohio river at '
I'rocton. twenty miles sonth of here.
A bullet hole in bis head Indicates
murder. Charles Lutz. son of a prom
inent citizen of Moundsville, W. Va.,
has been arrested on the charge of
Cong-er Defeated la flla Own Connty.
Des Moines, la.. May 27. The final
Republican caucuses in Dallas county.
Minister Conger's former home, were
held Saturday. In the county con
vention Cummins will have ninety
votes and Conger thirty, insuring a
Cnmmlns delegation to the state con
vention. Opposed 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 abide by the par
ty declaration the vot.- t accept a uce
of the amendment will be a tie.
NASH IN BAP SHAPE.
Ohio Governor e Trip Weat Told Severely
Upon Hia Health.
Columbus, O.. May 27. The social
train on which Governor Ceorge K.
Nash and party traveled to San Fran
cisco to attend the launching of the
battleship Ohio arrived here at 7:50 a.
GEOROK KlLBO NASH.
m. over the Hocking Valley railroad.
The party had leeii reduced to consid
erable extent sim-e it "left here, but
all were In good spirits. Governor
Nash looked old and broken and was
so weak that he had to be sup'Ktrted
as he Avalked to hi carriage. He Is
so lame that be can hardly stand alone.
The governor himself said he would
soon be all right, but his intimate
friends express doubt of, a speedy re
RACING FOR A SWITCH
Results in a Terrible and Fatal
Accident on an Electric
riVE Dt'AD AND TWO MORE TO DIE
While a Dozen Are Seriously Wonnded
CJrewsome View at the Scene
of the Mishap.
Albany. N. Y May 27. Electric
cars racing for a switln h. while run
ning in opposite directions at the rate
of forty miles an hour nst live lives
yesterday afternoon v a terrific col
lision In which ovej forty prominent
Iei-soi!s were injured, 't.ome fatally,
ami others seriously. The lobby of
tin' local postotlice was tilled with
dead and wouuded; hysterical women
mul children looking for relatives aud
friends, and surgeons administering
tenqwrary relief, while ambulances
were racing through the city taking
the wounded to hospitals were the
early intimations of the accident.
Where the Cart Mt and the Reault.
The jMjlut where tlie cars met on the
single track was at a sharp curve.
The south-bound car went almost clean
through the north-bound car and hung
on- the edge of a nigh bin if. with Its
load of shrieking, maimed humanity.
tine 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 niiuutes.
Fully 12l men. women mid children
formed a struggling, shrieking pyra
mid, mixed with blood, detached por
tions of human bodies ami the wreck
age of the cars. The few women and
children who bad escaped injury aud
death were hysterical, and added their
cries to the shrieks of the dying and
mutilated. Men 'with broken bones.
dislocated points nd bloody heads and
faces tried to assist others who were
more helpless. .
LI t of Dead and Wounded
Following is a list of the dead and
of part of the wounded those worst
hurt: Dead Frank Smith and ill
iam Nichols, motormen: Maud Kel
logg, of liound Lake: Aunie UooneVt
of Stnyvesant Falls: David Mahoney,
mate on the Dean Itichmoud.
Fatally Injured tSeorge C. Barry,
Troy: Fred .1. Smith, Albany. Se
riously Injured William F. Barry,
Troy, cuts on head; Mary Barry. Troy,
leg broken; ieorge I. Bittner. Moer-
vllie, cut and bruised; Isaac Blauvelt,
leg broken: Iewitt C. I'eltz. badly
bruised: Charles reltz, painfully
bruised: Howard J. Itogers, bruised
nnd cut; Mrs. II. J. Itogers, -cut and
bruised: Itogers, leg broken: A.
W. Crotsley, hurt Internally: Oeorge
I .me. badly cut: Fred Herzog, shoul
der dislocated, all of Albany.
Strike Situation at Cincinnati.
ffiwlim.-itl Mnv T Thero ! still
nocbangeinthe strike situation in Cin-
r-fnniitl The metal t furies' 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 listeu to
addresses. A committee has been 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 Henderson Qoiag-'to 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. Speaker and Mrs. Hen-d-rson
will go from New York to Old
iK'er, Aberdeen. Scotland, the place
where Colonel Henderson' "was ' liorn.
After vlsltimr Hrent itrltafn Colonel
and Mrek. Henderson trill- go to Paris'
to visit their daughter. Belle, who la
studying music there. . . I
wL - Vlf'lJt;' 1
FAILURE TO CONNECT
Results in the Unearthing of a
Great Conspiracy Against
DEATH OF A FEMALE O0NSPISAT0B
Puts the Police "Onto the Game,"
WIiKh Seems to Have Beca
a "Gigantic" One.
Chicago. May 27. One of the great
est conspiracies to defraud Insurance
companies ever recorded has been dis
closed in the Defenbach case. Not
$12,000. as the Indictments charge.
but $G7,OoO 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 ,on added interest and
greater Importance. "The order of
court permitting statements of Maritr
A. Defenbach, charged with benlg a
co-conspirator and now dead to be
admitted in evidence, gives the state
the much-desired leewav," Mid As
sistant Attorney Olsen. "We will
show that other companies were to be
defrauded. The evidence Is in our
possession and the jury and court will
near it ail."
Hod It In for Eight Componiea.
Following are the companies and
fraternal societies in question and the
amounts of policies: Kquitable I-ife In
surance company, $10,000; Mutual
Life. $10,000: Securitv Life and Trust.
$10,000; Prudential Life. $10,000; Me
troiKilitan Life. $10,000; New York
Life, $10.0OO; Independent Order of
I-oresters. Canadian branch. $.".00O:
Knights nnd Ladies of Honor, $2,000;
total. T.7.000. Insurance obtained upon
the life of Marie A. Defenbach, de
ceased, upon which were based the in
1 r . . .
tiuumeiiis returned ciiargtng con
spiracy to defraud, naming Dr. August
M. Unger, Francis ayland Brown.
Frank II. Smiley and Marie Defen
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.hio: total. $12.OO0. :
Will In vest I gate Some Prescriptions.
The mysterious prescriptions, the
handiwork of 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, so as to ascer
tain wheher the drugs called
for contained life-destroyingproiertie
In sufficient quantities to cause death.
An illustration of the manner in which
at least two of ihe conspirators under
Indict nieut handled themselves Is
shown by the fact that the druggist
who tilled the prescriptions at the di
rection of Miss Delenbacii was In
duced to return the originals to her.
Th eapothecary merely kept copies.
Ttrlef Story of the Case.
Briefly stated the case is as follows:
Dr. Cnger, Miss Defenbach and others
conspired to swindle Insurance com
panies, the insurance at first to be tak
en on Miss Defenbach' life." She was
to disappear and another woman's
iMMly substituted when the Insurance
was claimed. But somehow either by
design, ignorance or accident Miss
Defenbach herself really died. Some
Irregularity about her funeral attract
ed notice, and led to the present trial.
CHAMPIONS FEMALE RIGHTS.
Co-Kd at the Michigan 'Varsity Objects to
the nine reni-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 corn
plalnant is Miss Agnes Inglis, of De
troit, who claims that a contribution
of hers to the Iulnnder was so ruth
lessly blue-penciled that its individual
ity was annihilated.
The University of Michigan Daily
and the Inlander have waged wordy
warfare all year, like the Kilkenny
cats, and it is through the columns of
the former publication that Miss In
glis prints her views of the editorial
methods in vogue on the rival periodi
cal. Her communication Is, to put it j
mildly and in the student vernacular,
"hot shot," and typical of the untram
meled spirit of the university co-ed
Sig-nilicant Fact Motd.
Kalamazoo. Mich.. May 27: A stock
company with a capitalization of $250,
Ooo was organized in 'Chicago Friday
under the title of the Dunkley com
pany. The purjwse of the organiza
tion is to manage the business of the
Dunkley Preserving company, of this
city, and it is significant that Kdwin
Norton, of New York, the head of the
American Can company, which is capi
talized nt $88,000,000 and practically
controls the manufacture of cans In
this country. Is one of the heaviest
To Form m New Church. .
narrisburg. Pa., May 27. Rev. II.
C C. Astwood. the deposed pastor of
the Bridge Street A. M. K. 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 Kplscopal church. The call
states that as the church will be rit
ualistic none but men of high moral
and literary attainments need apply.
Iowa V. C T. Officers.
Sioux City. Is.. May 27. After a
spirited contest the Iowa grand coun
cil of the U. C. T. decided to meet
next Jnne at Council Bluffs. Sheldon
and Ottumwa were competitors for the
honor, the former coming out second
In the race. The followiug officers
were elected: Orand councilor,' J. F.
Helwig. Council Bluffs; grand secre
tary, D. E. Morron, Sioux City.
TRIES MURDER, KILLS SELF.
Attempted louble Tragedy fn Philadel
phia Hotel Ends la Snlclde.
Philadelphia. .May 27. Prompted by
Jealousy. John A. Jenkins of 143
North Thirteenth street committed sui
cide at the Terminal hotel. 1431 Fil
bert street. He also planned to kill bis
companion, Mae Barbour of 219 North
Thirteenth street, but she escaped aft
er a thrilling experience. She said
Jenkins told her she had "but half
an hour to live," as he intended to kill
her. Then, standing over her with a
drawn revolver, he forced her to write
a 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 window
screaming, and was hanging out when
Detective Pierce and Detective Hayne
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, 2."t 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 BERGER CASE.
Crime In Which the Girl Is the Victim of
a Clergy man's Son.
Arjjos, Ind.. May 27. In the disap
pearance of Miss Or.i Atkinson, aged
10, a rival to the famous Nellie Berg
r case has developed. Miss Atkinson
started for church in Morocco Sunday
evening, April 28. On the way she
was 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
In his power and that he would run
away with her. He told her that in
case she attempted to escaje he would
The pair drove to Renselaer, where
they boarded the train for Monon,
there registering as husband and wife.
Later they went to North Judson. San
Pk-rre. Knox. Medaryville and Frau
cisvllle, reaching here May 20. When
the giri left she was warmly and at
tractively attired. When she arrived
here she had but a thin shirt waist,
skirt, shoes aud stockings. As the
result of abuse nnd exiosure she is
critically ill. Tlie hotel proprietor
here recognized the couple and by
threatening arrest forced Tuggle to
wire the girl's parents. He immedi
Mrs. Lease has tiled at New York a
petition in bankruptcy: indorsed for
Ijlnirers 011 the underground rail
wav tunnels at New York have struck
and the work Is at a standstill.
M. de Itodays notable for his quar
rel with fount Boni. Anna Gould's
husband has been -fired'' from Ins
position on the Figaro.
Tlie Philadelphia conference of the
A. M. E. church voted down a resolve
that Booker T. AVashington is "one of
the greatest negroes in the world."
Some thug has threatened to kidnap
Fdison's 12-yeur-old daughter if he
dees not pay heavily.
A -New Jersey judge declares that
"damn" is not swearing.
A Java volcano has erupted and
killed three Europeans and 17S na
tives. The theosophists opened their fif
teenth convention in Chicago Saturday
Secretary 3age has returned to
AVashington and resumed his duties
at the treasury department.
Oscar P. Austin, chief of the bu
reau of statistics of the United States
treasury department, has arrived at
Herbert AY. Bowen, of New York,
has been appointed rcinister to Persia.
French politicians will fight work-
ingmeu's pensions in the hope of in
juring Premier AA'aldeck-Rousseau.
Balmoral castle is to be renovated
end refitted for the king and queen of
The premier of Hungary has begun
a war upon corruption in parliament.
. Parade of Sunday School Chlldern.
New A'ork. 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 seventy-second anniver
sary of the formation of the Brook-
Ivn Suuday 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.
Agninaldo to Visit America.
AA'ashington, May 27. Mail advices
received at the war department show
that Aguiualdo will undoubtedly visit
this country if he can obtain the ap
proval of General MncArthur. Aguln-
aldos explanation is tnat ue would
like to study American institutions
and the English language, with a view
of benefiting his country 011 his re
turn. Strike declared Off.
Shamokiu. Pa., May 27. A. Robert
son & Co., operating the Corbin and
Excelsior collieries, have agreed to
hereafter pay their employes semi
monthly, whereupon the strike of 1.
OOO men and boys was declared off.
The employes will resume work at
Pardoned by the President.
AA'ashington.' May 27. The presi
dent has pardoned Alexander McKen-
r.Ie. now confined in jail at Oakland.
Cal- fov contempt of the circuit court
of appeals for the Ninth circuit.
Two Little Hoya Drowned.
Kansas City. Mo., May 27. Leo
Lynch and Henry Kresch, each 9 years
of age, were drowned . In the Eaw
river yesterday, having fallen Intp the
water 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 lost. 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. MoSatt'a Amendment.
Rev. Dr. Mofiatt, 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 was one
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, m;ftakia 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.
Oftlcera of the Transport Roaecrana Pro
Toke Indignation at Tacoma.
Tacoma. AA'ash., May 27. Much in
dignation was displayed along the wa
ter front because the officers of the
transport Roseorans hauled down the
transport's flag and ran the British
flag to the top of the flagstaff In hon
or of Queen A'lctoria'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
Roseorans 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 Roseerans was pur
chased by the government two years
ago. Several citizens went aboard the
transport and complained of the lack
of patriotism 6hown in hauling down
the American flag, in conseuqence of
which the flag was restored to its prop
DID FOURTEEN GO DOWN.
CoUtaton at Sea la Which One Ship Disap
pear 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 Xew York, in ballast. One sail
or was picked up, but his 6tories are
so conflicting that It is hard to tell If
the bark went down with fourteen
men or not. 'fue supposition is that
she did. and only this sailor was saved.
The collision occurred in a fog.
TVell-Known Coinmlulon Merchant Dead.
Chicago, May 27. George Adams,
one of the oldest and best-known llve
stock commission merchants In tho -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
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