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"VOTm.1i. NO. 188.
BOCK ISIiAND. Hill.. TUESDAY, MAX 28. 101.
PBICE THEEE CENTS.
In Interpretation of Change in
Article of Creed in
U. P. Church
A3 TO SECRET SOCIETIES
Question as to Whether Those
so Connected are Not
Des Moines, May 28. By a vote of
30 to 63 the general assembly of the
United Presbyterian church this after
noon adopted the report of the
judiciary committee upon the change
in creed with regard to article 15.
xne action is interpreted to mean
that it forbids the admission of mem
bers of secret societies to the church.
and according to some delegates It
expels those belonging to the church
who are now members of secret
Scat Back to CommlttM.
Philadelphia. May 28. Moderator
Minton was today elected chairman of
the new committee on revision of the
confession of faith by the Presbyterian
I'hiladclphla. May 'JH.Hy a unani
mous vote the Presbyterian general
assembly yesterday udoptetl the rcjiort
of tho special committee on the revi-i-ion
of tho confession of faith. Ir.
J. line D. Moffat hit on nn amendment
that made the reiatrt what everylxMly
was willing to stand for. and ou a
viva vix-o vote of the assembly voted
aye. Then the commissioner arose
and xaug. Iraise Cod. from Whom
All Illeitxiii!: Flow." whieli was fol
Mwoil by a prayer of thanksgiving by
Moderator Minton. The Moffat
amendment Instructs the revision com
mittee to prepare fur submission to the
next general assembly a brief state
ment of the faith, expressed In un
lechnical terms as far as possible: but
this statement stall not lteeome -a
substitute for. or an alternative of. our
confession of faith.
The momentous question of creed re
vision having lieen disposed of. tle as
srmlly proceeded to the -oiisideration
of unfinished business mid transacted
a .large amount thereof. New York
was selected as the meeting place for
the next general assembly.
MADE BY GOV. YATES.
Springfield, May 28 Gov. Yates
Las made additional appointments as
C. P. Lovejoy, of Bureau county, to
be state veterinarian, to succeed him.
A. 11. Jones, of Crawford county, to
be state food commissioner, to succeed
Louis Arrington of Madison cent
ty. to be state factory inspector, to
SIX OVERCOME BY GAS
IN A CHICAGO HOTEL.
Chicago. May 28 At 10 o'clock to'
dty six persons who had been over
coma by gas were fonnd in their rooms
at the Ilotei Irvine. Two, John Han
oan and William Doyle, may die.
GREAT BOER LEADER
MEETS TRAGIC FATE
Pretoria. May 2S The Boer gen
eral, Schoeman, and daughter have
been killed and his wife and two
others badly Injured by tbe accidental
explosion of a shell, which they kept
in tbe house as a curiosity. Shoe
man was a great Krugerite.
TWENTY BUILDINGS BURN.
LOSS REACHES $100,000.
Kindred, N. D., May 28. Fir this
morning destroyed 2') building i, in
cluding three business blocks. The
loss is $100,000.
Wheat She la Laic.
A woman of sensibilities really suf
fers when she Is late at an engagement
and realizes' that sho has caused the
discomfort of others. To such a woman
one experience Is such a punishment
that she uever gets the real habit. I
" hare In my mind's eye a picture of a
woman who sailed in late at dinner one
day. She bad had many Interruptions
while dressing to go and was not quite
sure that the hour was an early one.
She prayed fervently and In haste all
th way there that the late hour was
tbe corrocf one. and when she arrived
ber curls had straightened out through
the turmoil of fretting. Alas, she was
late, awfully late! She wanted to run
home or crawl under a table or climb a
lamppost and try to get up to the moon,
any place to escape tbe humiliation of
being a late comer. She wIU Dever be
late again. Tbe lesson was forcible
enough to belastlng. The next time
she has a dinner engagement she will
begin to dress at noon, and If, In bcr
excitement and in the distressing mem
ories of ber past offense, she docs not
err In tbe other direction and arrive on
the scone of festivities a few hours too
early I'll miss my guess. Eiuiint Tele
BoMlaa Eiptrt Ilim To n Railing Hades
New York. May 28. Prince Oukh
toiusky. president of the Russo-Chlnese
bank, who is described as knowing the
Chinese, as haviug studied them and
a having lately spent four months at
Peking. Is quoted at some length on
the Chinese situation in a St. Peters
burg dispatch to The Herald. In the
course of the interview he said: "I
did not see Count von Waldersee at
Peking, but every one there knew that
he felt the uselessue of his Msltion.
The Chinese will never for
give and never forget. There is no
fear with them. The spirit of fatalism
among them is far too strong. Thev
would not care even if as many more
of them were sacrificed."
"Do they hate Cei-man particular
ly?" "No, they dislike us all about
equally, and now more than ever."
"What would have been the right
course to pursue?" "Itetire at ouce
after the legations bad beeu rescued
and treat the Chinese as barbarians
with whom we would have no more
intercourse. Had that beeu done LI
llung-Chang and the rest of the inam
da r ins would have come running down
arter us. Should Ceruiauy
not evacuate Peking before the wet
season come on. when the season
commences tile legations cannot remain
in the city. They will have to go u,
to tne inns, mey win go with a small
"Vhat will hapiKMi then?" "In the
recent trouble over which there were
such great difficulties only one of the
legations was attacked. The probabil
ity Is that the Chinese are now more
angry and excited than ever, and will
attack all the legations. Remember,
the. Chinese are very bitter, and have
much right to be so. The pillaging at
Peking was something awful."
Shew Their Brightness by a Piece or Ruf
Hartford City. Ind.. May US. Some
-student of the Klufftou high school
who had licen notified by the authori
ties that they could not be graduated
this year met Saturday night, togrther
with a unmlHT of sympathizers, and
the assembly hall was selected as a
suitable phue wherein to demonstrate
their displeasure. Their work of de
struction and a uoto left on a profes
sor's desk have created considerable
fcelinir against the students, aud sev
eral arrests will likely be made.
After breaking into the high school
Luildiug a rush was made fur the as
sembly hall.where care was taken io
leave nothing untouched. Seats were
torn up and broken, pictures pulled
fiom the wall, books and papers strewn
about and the whole place transformed
into a scene of wild disorder. A note,
reading as follows, was left on a pro
fessor' desk: 'Heaven hebi the col
lege girl who marries n hish school
professor." The sdroid authorities are
faid to have in their possession the
n times of most of those who took part
In the ruriianism.
THUGISM IN IOWA.
Lawsuit Results in Some Diabolical Sort
Omaha. Neb.. May 2S. The settle
ment of Skihageu, near Kvauston. Ia..
Is divided by a feud which has resulted
in bloodshed and a number of out rases
ii,on farmers belonging to the oppos
ing factious. One faction, headed by
Samuel Stueffacher. has tMeu upper- j
most in the strife, and the leader wan
Sunday placed under arrest. lie Is
charged with slashing the throats of
liorses and destroying harness belong
ing to the KelJey faction.
Kolley himself received a flesh wound
In the thigh a few nights ago as he
left his house after dark. The enmity
of Steuffachor and Kelley resulted
from a long-continued lawsuit over a
strii of liottom land. Several other
families were 4udirectly interested.
UNCLE SAM IS VERY CLOSE.
le Is After the Sum of One Cent Due from
Toledo. O., May 2S. One cent is the
urn to lie collected from a former
postmaster here, and the Incident
shows the tare that Uncle Sam exer
cise In collecting every cent that is
routing to him. Postmaster Tucker
received a communication advising
hlui that the former jkjsI master of
Kit-bard Station owed the department
1 cent,' and was instructed to collect
the money and forward it. . t
Kichards postottice wa nt-ently
atmlished for the reason that the sta
tion wax placed on one of the local
rural free delivery routes. In balanc
ing his accounts the deHsed postmas
ter evidently took credit for a cent
some way or other, and Uncle Sam,
detecting the unintentional clerical er
ror, seek to rectify it.
Can't Find the Heir to $50,000.
Oshkosh. Wis.. May is. J. II.
Slokes. alias W. J. Iiavls, II. V. Haw
k:ns. .1. H. fingford. V. .1. Stone ami
". I. Crane, one of the most noted
burgjars in the west, whtme specially
i.t robbing fur stores, has leeii left tin
estate of $."VUiO through the death of
relatives iu Fort Dodge. Ia. Sinse lie
was released from prison last year all
trace of him ha been lost.
rrf. Ilsrron Weils Miss Kanrf.
New York. May 2S. Announcement
was made yesterday of the marriage
on Saturday evening last of Professor
Ceorge 1. Herron and Miss Carrie
Kami, the ceremmiy having In-en iwr
formod in the apartments of Mr.
Charles Itrodie Puttcrsou, of this city.
Strike la Declared Off.
Cellar Kapids. Ia.. May 28. -The It.,
C. It. and X. strike. Involving alwut
TM men. wan declared off yeslerday
trtemooa. The strike was caused by
the Introduction of the piece-work sys-t-m.
which is not referred to In the
Nrm of settlement.
ladapmtrienoe ia the Cup flare.
F.ostnn. May 28. Ijuvsoii will char
ter the Indeenilence to some member
of the New York Yacht club whom the
cup committee may suggest. So the
bvat will go into the trial races for the
cup defender, . .L ..'..
DOES NOT TRUST AH
UPHOLDS THE POLICY
Of President McKinley in Estab
lishing a Colonial Gov
ernment. EITf OT OF , COTJET EUUNGS
Solicitor General Declares the
Decision to be an Adminis
Washington, May 18. Solicitor Gen
eral Kichards, of the department of
justice, who had charge of the Insular
cases lefore the supreme court, last
night made the following' statement
containing his interpretation of the
decisions of the court yesterday: "The
important question involved in these
cases was wether the cession of terri
tory contained iu the treaty of Paris
made Porto Kico aud the Philippines
an integral part of the United States
within the meaning of that provision
of the constitution requlriug 'all duties,
BUST BILLIKOS BROWN.
imposts ami excises to "be uniform
throughout the I'nited States.' The
court held that the cession simply
made Porto Kico and the Philippines
domestic territory of the I'nited States,
aubject tothe full control of congress,
which control could be exercised with
out reference to those limitations.
"This limitation, the court held, was
intended to apply to the states of the
Union, and does not apply to acquired
territory unless by treaty and by sub
sequent act of congress it is incorjMU--aied
within ami become an integral
part of the I'nited Slates. The deci
sions are substantially a victory for
the government. They sustain to the
fullest extent the so-called insular pol
icy of the administration. The gov
ernment now has the sanction of the
supreme court for governing these isl
ands as their needs require.
"The court holds that the constitu
tion did not of Its own force at once
npply to these ceded territories, placing
their. ieople. their products and their
IKiits ou au immediate equality witii
ours, and conferring upon theru all the
rights, privileges and immunities en
joyed by the people, product and Krts
of the several state. While their fun
damental rights are preserved by those
underlying principles of the constitu
tion which apply everywhere, the
status of their citizens and the nature
of the customs and commercial regula
tions are to le determined by congress
by the exercise of the iower vested by
the constitution in congress to make- nil
reedful rules and regulations respit
ing terlrtory lielonging to the I'nited
Obviously what I have said regard
ing Porto Kico applies equally well to
the Philippines, so that the president Is
lciTectly free, under the SMtoiicr a-i.
to govern the Philippines as their needs
and thHr interests may require.
"At the fame tint Ihe court has strs
taiued to the fullest - extent the con
tention of the government in these
cases, it has decided 119 a matter of
statutory construction that the IHugley
act could not be held tol mpose duties
011 good brought from Porto Kico lo
calise by cession Porto Kl-o becanm
domestic territory of the I'nited States
and therefore ceased to be a foreign
country.' - The decisions of the court
call for no change in the administra
tion of tbe la w
President If ears the News.
Sidney. Neb.. May US. The presi
dent aud his cabinet received here the
0rtici.1I information- that the upreine
court had decided the insular cases in
accordance with the contentions of the
government. The president and cabi
net ot!i-ers were elated over the vic
tory, although they have never doubted
that the decision would be In favor of
FINAL VOTE OFTHE CUBANS.
riatt Amendment Will Carry by 17 ta 11.
ttay the rnnservatires.
Havana. Vy "S. P.y unanimous
agreement t..e Cuban constitutional
convention decided yesterday to take
the final vote on the acceptance of the
Piatt amendment today. This decision
was reached after long arguments
ugalnst the acceptance of the amend
ment by Tamayo and Portuondo. who
were replied to by Sanguily and Ber
rcl. - 1
The Conservatives claim that the
Piatt amendment will Ik? accepted by
the convention by a vote of 17 to 11.
City Would Hoy the Waterworks,
Valparaiso. Ind.. May The city
ot Valparaiso has brought suit In the
circuit court against the Valparaiso
City Waterworks, company, the Illi
nois Trust and Savings bank, of Chi
cago, aud William Johnston, of Val
paraiso, trustees, asking for a receiver
to take charge of the waterworks,
landing litigation. The court is also
asked to appraise the. property of the
company, an the dry desires to pur
chase the plant.
Turkey Will Tolerate Ty peiwlters.
Constantinople. May US. In re-
NDonse to the protest of the foreign
enlassls, the order Issued by the
Turkish government prohibiting the
eutry of typewriters luto Turkey has
been rescinded. '
TWO LAWYERS IN TROUBLE.
Iowa Supreins Tribunal Is After Them foe
t Contempt of Ceurl.
He. Moines, la.. May US. The su
preme court ordered the arrest of .lohu
Jamieson and J. II. Scales, lawyers in
liutler county, who must appear before
the supreme court to show cause why
they should not be punished for con
tempt. They are attorneys for the de
fense iu the case of Jamieson vs.
Jamicsou. wherein suit was brought to
j enforce the performance of an agree
I meut to will a farm to u son. The
lower court found for the plaintiff and
the supreme court affirmed the deci
sion. The attorneys for the defense
were unable to control their feelings of
rage aud disapoiiitment.
Their petition for a rehearing, filed
last February, states: -With a full
relaization, from long ex-eriem-e. of
the futility of efforts to correct judicial
wrong on rehearing we file this peti
tion because of a sense of duty to
iirake every effort to exonerate our
clients from an obviously unriirhteous
'judgment." They charge the court
with discriminating against country
lawyers, like themselves, aud say the
cases brought by the latter are given
SEVENTEEN SURE DEAD
Death Roll Likely To Be Twice as
Long When the Facts
MINE EXPLOSION CAUSED BY DUST,
With Assistance of a Naked Lamp,
Works Havoc Terrible Fate
of a Railway Train.
Chattanooga. Tcnu.. May S. A spe
cial from Dayton. Teun., to The Times
say: -"At the Kichland mine of the
Day ton Coal ami Iron company, two
miles from Dayton, at 4::U p. m. yes
terday a terrific explosion of coal dust
resulted iu the dath of twenty-one
men, all white, aud most, of them mar
lied aud with families.''
Chattauooga, Tenu.. May US. A spe
cial from Dayton to The Times say
that an explosion of mine dust oc
curred iu the new Kichland coal mine
' of the Davtoii.Coal and Iron com
pany at T p. m. yesterday, ami that
the 'dead 1 todies of twelve white min
ers have already liecii taken from the
outer drift ami five more are known to
be dead. It is stated that thirty-live
lucii were at work iu the mine, all
white, and it i feared that all have
Kellef lanc Are at Work.
Kelief gangs are at work, but owing
to the immense amount of debris iu the
shaft the work -has been low and
tedious. The mine is a new one, and
extends about feet. The ex
plosion is thought to have been caused
by an open lamp carried by one of the
miners. The mine is remote, and sev
eral miles from Dayton, aud details
tire difficult to obtain. An explosion
similar to this one occurred at the old
Kfchlaud mine of the same company,
by which twenty-eight miners lost
Train illown to Annihilation.
Tacoiua. Wash.. May ls. A Oreat
Northern freight train collided with a
dynamite car yesterday. The engine
and train were totally destroyed.
The Kats Morgana.
The fata morgana is a singular aerial
phenomenon akiu to the mirage. It is
aeeu in many parts of the world, but
cost frequently and in greatest per
fection at the tralt of Messina, be
tween Sicily and Italy. So mauy con
ditious must coincide, however, that
even there It Is of comparatively rare
occurrence. To allow of its production
the sun must be at an angle of 45 de
grees with the water, Itoth sky and sea
must be calm, and the tidal curreut suf
ficiently strong to cause the water In
the center to rise higher than on the
edges of the strait. When these condi
tions are fully met. the observer on the
heights of Calabria, looking toward
Messina, will behold a series of rapidly
(hanging pictures, sometimes of most
Castles, colonrades, successions ot
beautiful arches, palaces, cities, with
j bouses and streets and church domes,
mountains, forests, grottoes, will ap
pear and vanish, to be succeeded per
haps by fleets of ships, sometimes
placidly sailing over the deep, some
times inverted, while a balo like a
rainbow surrounds every Image. It I
supposed that the images are due to
the Irregular refructlve iiowcrs of, the
different layers of air altove the sea,
which magnify, repeat aud distort the
objects on the Sicilian shore beyond,
I but to the Italians these singular ap
Itearances are the castles of the Prin
cess Morgana, and the view of them is
supposed to bring good fortune to tlio
i Modern warriors generally wear hair
on their frontispieces. It Is thought to
give them a martial appearauce. But
Alexander's Invincible soldiers were all
bare faced. He compelled them to
shave for a sufficient reason viz, lest
the "outside barbarians" of Asia should
aeize them by their beards and so cap-
It Is sometimes easier to step into ,
another man's shoes than It Is to wall!
la them. Chicago News. 1
Man Said To BeTthe Boer
Aversion Will Control in
" South Africa.
HIS ADMINISTRATION IS INDORSED
And He Will Co Back to Boss the
Settlement When the War
Loudon. May 2S. Lord M liner, of
Cape Town, will return to South Af
rica. All rumors to the contrary have
'been definitely dissipated by Cham
berlain's distinct statement at the
luncheon given to the high commis
sioner at Claridge's hotel Saturday af
ternoon. Considerable disappointment
had been expressed because no report
ers were permitted to be present at the
SIR ALFRED MILNKB.
luncheon, and the colonial secretary,
who appreciates the value of publicity,
after a consultation with Lord Salis
bury, gave instructions that a ver
batim report of the two principal
speeches should be issued to the press.
Settles Two Important Points.
Chamberlain's speech in proposing
the health of the high commissioner
was of great importance. Xot only did
he say that Iord Milner would resume
the post which he had temporarily
vacated, but he intimated that Mi
ner's future ixtlicy would Ite directed
toward bringing about co-operation
between the British and Dutch people
iu South Africa. Indeed, he was care
ful to say the welfare and prosperity
of South Africa would depend after
the war was over on the cordial co
operation of the two rival races.
Knows IlisContract Is 1-arge.
This was evidently Lord M liner's
opinion also.- In the circumstances it
would not have been prudent for the
high commissioner ot refer iu deui'd
to the situation In South Africa today,
ami his remarks In answering to the
toast did not partake of the nature
that marked the speech of the colonial
secretary. However, he said sufficient
to show that he is well aware of the
big task that awaits him on his return.
Parliament Works Very slowly.
The government is in a very difficult
position as regards legislativebusiness.
Practically when -parliament meets
after the Whitsuntide holidays there
will be only two months of the session
left, and so far not a single measure
has lKen seriously proceeded with be
yond the demise of the crown bill,
which may be regarded as outside the
category of ordinary legislation, and
the budget bill.
SIX MEN HAVE PERISHED.
Itackley Is Safe, but an Overtimed
Schooner Has I Seen sighted.
Milwaukee. Wis-., May ''S. The
schooner which was wrecked off She
bcygan, during the gale last week was
not the C. II. Hack ley. of Milwaukee.
A special to The Sentinel from Boyne
City says that the missing boat ar
rived there at ii::a p. in. yesterday,
after having laid in at a small harbor
on the east shore of Lake Michigan
till the storm was past.
An overturned schooner was signted
off Port Washington by several vessels
yesterday afternoon, but none was able
to icaru the identity of the craft. It
v.as seen, however, that she was a
large three-master, and from her size
It is assumed that at least six men
Only One Pupil In Attendance.
Waukegan Ills.. May 'JS. Miss
(Jertrnde Sullivan is teaching the
smallest public school In Iike county.
It is at Fremont Center, and has an
attendance of one pupil. Ordinarily
their Is an enrollment of thirty to for
ty, but the children have dropped out
to do spring work 011 the farms until
only one girl is left. As Miss Sullivan
was hired for the school year, not yet
quite expired, she draws her regular
salary, and holds school one hour ami
a hnlf daily for the lone pupil's ben
efit. Ureat Oil Strike In Texas.
Dallas. Tex.. May 2S. A great
strike of oil has been made at Sour
lake, twenty miles northwest of Beau
mout. A well was struck Saturday
evening and at once Itecamo a gusher,
flowing l."i,XM arrels a day. This new
flowing l.'t.tMJ barrels a day. This new
strike, so far from the lleaumont field,
has caused renewed excitemept ail
oxer Texas, and a rush to the new
iLt-trict Is already oik
neferred It to the People.
Columbia, S. C. May 'JS. As the
outcome of a tpirited debate between
I'nited States Senators Tillman and
Mcljiuiin. at fJaffney Saturday, both
of them have put their resignations in
the hands of Governor McSwceuey. to
take effect Nov. 13. They will
now enter a campaign for indorsement
by the people, and one will lose his
SMITH DRANK TOO MUCH.
Und or It Heine; That Hs Shot Himself
Sturgls, Mich., May U.S. Thoulas
"Smith, aged 27 years, son of Frank
Smith, of this village. hot and killed
himself at Mishawaka. Ind. Smith's
wife left him some time ago. She was
Stella .lohnstoubaugh. daughter of
Alex .Tohnstonbaugh. of this village.
Smith was a hard drinker. He abused
his wife and their child and did not
snpjMirt them. When Mrs. Smith de
cided to leave him she went to the
home of a sister at Mishawaka. Ind.
Smith tried to induce his wife to re
turn to hi 111. but she refused.
Later lie went to the Indiana city
for the purpose of obtaining a personal
interview with his wife, hoping to in
duce her to come back to Sturgis.
Smith met his wife iu the street at
Mishawaka. and it is reported that he
attempted to shoot her. Later in the
evening he appeared at the home of
his wife's sister ami demanded an in
terview wiih Mrs. Smith, threatening
to shoot himself If it were Hot granted.
He was denied admittance and turn
ing away from the door he drew a re
volver and shot himself through the
right temple. Death was instantan
eous. TOO FOND OF WINE.
Matthew .1. Flynn Drinks Twenty-Three
Bottles at a Single Sluing.
Chicago, May 28. A fondness for
champagne is the direct cause of the
death of Matthew .1. Flinn. well known
in theatrical circles as a manager of
vaudeville and burlesque attractions.
Last Wednesday night Flynn con
sumed the contents of twenty-three
bottles of champagne.
The next day he was removed from
the hotel to the Washington home, but
he never rallied, and Saturday came
the announcement of his death.
The tramp steamer (Jadsby and
schooner Frank Palmer collided off
Sandy Hook aud put in lo New York.
The Central Federated Fnion. of
New York, has indorsed the strike on
the rapid transit tunnel.
F.dward lteaudeigh shot and killed
Inez Leonard and then killed himself
at Key West, Fla.
The Sultan of Turkey lias conferred
on Charles K. Munroe. senior dean of
Columbia, the decoration of the Order
ul the Medjidje.
William Mather. TJ years old. v.-as
killed by a Chicago aud Eastern Illi
nois train at Chicago.
llev. K. T. P. Fleming, of Calvary
Presbyterian church, Chicago, denied
in his pulpit that lie had attempted to
kiss his housekeeper.
The American guard at Peking tired
on a tJerman soldier who disregarded
orders, and wounded another tJerinan.
The anniversary of the Paris com
mune was made the occasion for a
bloody riot iu Pere la Chaise ceme
tery. The Thomson-Houston Klectric
Tramway company is said to be form
ing a combine of all the transportation
companies of Paris.
The Pennsylvania supreme court has
sustained the Pittsburg "ripper" bill.
Major Taylor. I lie negro cyclist, de
bated the French champion, Jacqne
l.n, at Paris yesterday.
The village of Ksparragosa. province
of Madajoz. Spaiu. has Iteen almost de
stroyed by a storm.
The eleventh annual reunion of the
I'nited Confederate Yeteraus Is
cion at Memphis.
Mrs. McKinley Rejoice.
lulesburg. Colo.. May 2S. The presi
dential train made the third day's run
on tlie homeward journey without iu
cident. Mrs. McKinley is standing the
trip very well, and seems rejoiced that
ox cry hour brings her nearer home.
The presidential train will reach Wash
ington Thursday niortiing at 7:i!t. It
will arrive at Oinali.i this morning
early and at Chicago at '2 a. in. tomor
row. Posey Is Out ot'Polittra. """""""
Evansville, Ind.. May 2S. Colonel
Frank Posey, mentioned as a candi
date for secretary of state next year,
says he will, under no circumstances,
allow his name to go before the con
vention. -I am out of politics for
good." said Colonel Posey, "aud noth
ing could Induce me to enter the field
Texas Oil Field Is Important. .
Washington. May 2S. Robert T.
Hill, chief geologist of the I'nited
States geogollcal survey, has returned
from an extended geogolical investi
gation in the Texas oil fields and has
embodied the results iu a report which
says that the importance of that oil
field is far greater than at present can
be described or estimated.
Aged Woman lSnrneu to beatn.
Dubuque, la.. May Henrietta
Mottzinger. aged 71. was burned to a
crisp yesterday in her home in Cen
ter township. The house caught tire
aud the husband rescued some cloth
ing and money, but ou his return could
not reach his w ife, ner bones were
found in the ashes of the house.
Knoxville. Tenn.. May 18. Destitu
tion prevails with mauy families at
Kllzaltcthton. the flood-stricken town.
Mayor Lee F. Miller appeals through
the Associated Press for aid.
Sampson May Oult the Navy.
Washington, May S. It is current
ly reitorted In naval circles here tha,t
Admiral Sampson may ask for volun
tary retirement ou account of his
Blr lot of Hroom lorn Burns.
Chicago. May ITS. Broom corn val
ued at $!Mu.iUO was burned last night
in a fire that destroyed a warehouse at
K.'ghty-first and Wallace streets. The
building was valuud at $2.".ixxi.
Grant Cets Oft the Rocks,
Victoria, K. C Hay -'S. The United
States revenue cutter Grant came off
the rocks in Saauich Inlet last even-
. - ... '
IS flOW III IOWA
Presidential Train Passing
Through Hawkeye State
VIA NORTHWESTERN ROAD
Mrs. McKinley Much Im
proved Ovations for
Council Bluffs, May 28. The presi
dential train reached Omaha this
morning, and after short stops there
and in this city, proceeded eastward
over the Northwestern. Mrs. Mc
Kinley had a comfortable night and
shows a distinct gain in strength.
Wilson Appears With President.
Carroll. Iowa, May 28. At stops
through Iowa, people who gathered
about the presidential train asked for
Secretary of Agriculture Wilson, and
he appeared upon the platform with
the president to receive the greetings
of the residents of his native state.
FURTHER INSULAR CASES
CO OVER A TERM.
Washington, May 28. After a ses
sion of three minutes today the United
States supreme court adjourned until
the second Monday in October. The
two remaining insular cases, one of
tbem that of the fourteen diamond
rings, dealing with importations from
the Philippines, and tbe other known
as the second Dioley case, involving
the question of exportations from the
United States to Porto Rico, go ever
until the next term.
GERMANS EVACUATE ON
Berlin, May 28. A Cologne Gazette
dispatch says that with the with
drawal of German marines from Tsing
Tan Banuan the German quarter of
Pekin was handed over to the Chinese
authorities experimentally for a fort
night. MORE EVIDENCE OF
WHITE CHAPEL BUTCHERY
London, May 28. Ihe body of a
woman, Annie Austin, aged 28, was
discovered in a low lodging house at
White Chapel, the scene of "Jack the
Ripper" murders. The lower part of
the body was too revoltingly mutilat
ed for description.
Why Spldero Are Not Insects.
The spider is not an insect, though
probably nine people out of ten would
class it under this term. With scor
pions and mites spiders form a class In
the animal kingdom known as Arach
nida. This name is derived from a
mythical personage called Arachne.
the daughter of a purple dyer of Lydla.
who was fabled to have challenged
Minerva to a trial of skill In spinning.
So indignant was the goddess at this
act of boldness that she forthwith,
transformed the hapless challenger
Into a spider, presumably In order that
she might have the best possible op
portunity of practicing the art on.
which she prided herself so much.
Spiders differ from Insects In five
main particulars. Their eyes are sim
ple instead of compound, they have
eight legs in place of six, they do not
pass through the metamorphoses
which are characteristic of insects,
they have no antennas and their
breathing is accomplished by means of
organs which combine the functions of'
lungs and gills, instead of by tubes
pervading their bodies. These points
of distincUou are sufficient to deter
mine the fact that it Is impossible ta
class spiders as insects.
A Literal Cositrsctisa.
In a school for colored children there
was a little boy who would persist in
Baying "have went." says a contributor
to The Christian Endeavor World.
The teacher kept him in one night
and said: '
"Now while I am out of the room
you may write 'have gone' 50 times."
When the teacher came back, he
looked at the boy's paper and there
was "have gone 50 times." On the
other side was written, "I have went
A Sensitive Scot.
A sensitive Scot rebukes tbe London
Daily Chronicle for saying that, bis
countrymen pronounce man "mon."
"Tho absurd form 'mon, he writes, "is
the hall mark of Scots' vernacular as
written by a southern pen, and its in
trusion has often lent additional sad
ness to comic journalism, even, alas,
to the pages f our ehief humorous
periodical. In the north of England '
mou' certainly occurs; in Scottish;
speech never. In Scott and Steveusou
one may look for it In vain. The
broad, soft vocalization of the word ia
Lothian dialect lies somewhere be
tween 'maun and 'niaan, but as it
cannot be literally symbolized tlie
word should.be spelt in dialect pus-'
sages simply as in English.' - j