LODGE PHILIPPINE GOVERNMEN1
BILL HAS EIGHTEEN VOTES
A DEBATE OF SEVEN WEEKS
Three Republicans Go on Recoro
Against and One Democrat Favors
the MeasureSenator From Massa
chusetts the Recipient of Many Con
gratulations on the Successful Ter
mi nation of His Efforts.
Washington, June 4.Shortly aftei
5 o'clock the senate passed the Lodge
Philippine government bill by a vote
of 48 to 30. Three Republicans
Messrs. Hoar of Massachusetts, Mason
of Illinois and Wellington of Mary
land voted against the measure, and
one Democrat Mr. McLaurin of South
Carolina, voted for it. All amendments
offered by the minority were rejected.
JThe debate on the measure has been
in progress seven weeks and two days.
Mr. Lodge of Massachusetts, chairman
of the Philippine committee, who has
been unremittent in his advocacy oi
the measure, was the recipient oi
many cordial congratulations on his
successful conduct of the bill.
The bill, as passed by the senate,
approves the action of the president in
creating the Philippine commission
and the offices of civil governor and
fcice governor of the islands, and au
thorizes the governor and vice gov
ernor to exercise the powers of gov
ernment as directed by executive or
der. Future .appointments of the gov
ernor or vice governor shall be made
by the president, with the advice and
consent of the senate.
The "bill of rights" of the United
States Constitution are applied to the
Philippine islands with the exception
of the right to bear arms and the
right to a trial by jury.
The supreme court and other courts
of the islands shall exercise jurisdic
tion as heretofore provided by the
Philippine commission and the justices
of the supreme court shall be appoint
ed by the president and the senate
the others by the civil governor and
The action of the president of the
United States in levying and collecting
taxes is approved.
All the inhabitants of the Philippine
islands are deemed to be citizens of
the Philippine islands and entitled
Protection of the United States.
When the insurrection in the islands
shall have been subdued a careful cen
sus of the islands shall be taken, and
after such census the governor of the
islands shall make a full report to the
president and make recommendations
as to future government.
Meantime the Philippine commis
sion is authorized to establish munic
ipal and provincial governments, with
popular representative government,
so far and as fast as the communities
are capable and fit for the same, the
Philippine commission being author
ized to determine the qualifications^ of
the electors. The president is author
ized to regulate the commercial inter
course with the archipelago in the in
terest ofjthe general welfare.
The government of the Philippines
is authorized to provide for the needs
of commerce by improving harbors
and navigable waters, providing ware
houses, lighthouses, signal stations,
All land in the Philippines is placed
under the control of the Philippine
commission for the benefit of the in
habitants of the islands, except such
as may be needed for the use of the
The government of the Philippines
shall make rules and legulations for
the disposition of the public lands, but
the regulations shall not go intp effect
until approved by the president and
congress provided that a single home
stead entry shall not exceed forty
acres, and also provided that no such
land shall be leased, let or devised to
any corporation until a law regulating
the disposition of the public lands
shall be enacted. No corporation shall
be authorized to engage in agriculture
unless provision shall have been made
Authorized to Acquire Friar Lands.
The bill provides at length how
claims, both agricultural"-and mineral,
shall be located, and the Philippine
commission is authorized to establish
a mining bureau. The government of
the Philippine islands is authorized to
acquire and convey title to real and
personal property and to acquire real
estate for public uses by the right of
eminent domain. The Philippine com
mission is authorized to acquire the
friar lands and is empowered to issue
bonds to pay for them. These lands,
once acquired, shall be a part of the
domain of the United States and may
be disposed of as such.
Upon the supreme court of the Unit
ed States is conferred the right to re
view the decisions of the supreme
court of the Philippines.
Municipalities are authorized to
issue bonds for municipal improve
ments, with the consent of the presi
dent and congress, the/entire indebt
edness of any municipality not to ex
ceed 5 per cent of the assessed valua
tion of property. It is provided that
the bonds shall be gold bonds and
shall be free from any taxation. A
sinking fund for the payment of the
bonds and interest thereon must be
provided by the municipality issuing
them. The city of Manila is author
ized to incur indebtedness, in gold
bonds, to an amount not exceeding
$4,000,000 to pay for a sewer system
and water supply.
The government of the Philippines
is authorized to grant franchises and
concessions, including the right" of
eminent domain, for the construction
of works of public utility, provided
that no private property shall be taken
.without just compensation? that no
franchise shall be granted to any cor
poration that shall not be subject to
review by congress and that all lands
granted shall revert, at the expiration
of'the concession, to the governments
by which they were made. No cor
poration shall be authorized to conduct
the business of
Buying and Selling Real Estate,
and the amount of real estate which
shall be held by any corporation shall
be determined by congress.
A mint is to be established in Ma
nila and coins authorized may be
coined at the mint, the coinage laws
of the United States being extended
to the islands. The Philippine govern
ment is authorized to coin' a silver
dollar containing 416 grains of stand
ard silver, to be a coin of the Philip
pine islands, the denomination of the
coin to be expressed in English, Fili
pino and Chinese characters. Silver
brought to the Manila mint shall be
coined for the benefit*of the depositor,
the mint charge being a cent for each
dollar coined. The same coin may be
made at the mint in San Francisco
upon the request of the Philippine
government, with the approval of the
secretary of the treasury, provided
that such deposits at the San Fran
cisco mint shall be confined to silver
produced in the United States. Sub
sidiary coins of silver also may be
coined at the Manila mint, under re
strictions similar to those regulating
the coinage of the dollar. The 'dollar
shall be legal tender in te Philippines
for public and private debts, except
where otherwise stipulated. Silver
certificates may be issued for deposits
of Filipino dollars in sums of $20 or
more. Other minor subsidiary coins
are provided for.
The bill also continues the division
of insular affairs of the war depart
ment, the chief of which shall have
the rank of colonel of the United
After the passage of the Philippine
bill the Nicaragua canal bill was made
the unfinished business.
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE.
House Committee Decides to Report
the Bill Creating It.
Washington, June 4.The house
committee on commerce took action
which insures a favorable report on
the Nelson bill creating a department
of commerce. The bill has been pend
ing for some time and Mr. Stewart
(N. J.) tested the sentiment of the
committee by moving that there was
no present demand for the measure.
Mr. Mann (111.) offered an amendment
favorable to /consideration and report
of the bill. The amendment carried,
7 to 4, and the committee then pro
ceeded to perfect the measure.
As it came from the senate it pro
vided for a department of commerce
and labor. By a vote of 8 to 4 the
provisions as to the labor branch were
struck out, limiting the new depart
ment to commerce. The details of the
measure were somewhat altered so as
to include other government bureaus
as a means of preventing duplication
of statistical and other work.
EXPENSES IN CUBA.
House Military Committee Refuses to
Washington, June 4.The house
committee on military affairs voted to
table the resolutions of inquiry
addressed to the war department rela
tive to expenditures in Cuba. The ac
tion was on party lines and the Demo
crats gave notice of filing minority re
ports. One of the resolutions, by Mr.
Goldfogle IN. Y.), called for detailed
information on expenditures, etc., dur
ing the American administration in
Cuba another, by Mr. Barlett (Ga.),
asked for information relative to sal
ary, compensation, etc., paid to Gov
ernor General Wood. A third resolu
tion, by Mr. Slayden (Tex.), asked for
a list of officers who had been retired
soon after promotion. It was stated
that the action in tabling the resolu/
tions was because they were looked
upon as an indirect criticism of the
administration's course in Cuba.
MEANING OF "JUST CAUSE."
President Explains Section Eight of
the Civil Service Rules.
Washington, June 4.The president
has issued a declaration of the mean
ing of section 8 of the civil service
rules relating to the procedure in re
movals trom office in the government
service. The declaration announces
that to prevent all misunderstanding
and improper, constructions of that
section, the term "just cause," as used
therein, is to mean any cause other
than one merely political or religious,
which will promote the efficiency of
the service, and that nothing in the
rules shall be construed to require the
examination of witnesses, or any trial,
or any hearing, except in the discretion
of the officer making the removal.
The civil service commission has made
a similar interpretation.
NEXT WINTER'S MANEUVERS.
Two Great Squadrons to Gather Off
Washington, June 4.Secretary
Moody has laid before the president
and his cabinet plans for the grandest
set of naval maneuvers ever under
taken by the United States govern
ment. They are to be held next win
ter and are expected to prove of the
greatest value in maintaining the
steady development which has charac
terized the United States navy since
the beginning of the Spanish war.
The central project is the assem
bling of three great squadrons or
fleets, the North Atlantic, the South
Atlantic and the European squadron,
at or near Culebra island, on the east
coast of Porto Rico, about Dec. 15 next.
The fleets will work out two or three
problems. Was in Love With His Victim's Wife.
Vancouver, B. C, June 4.Louis
Peaquette was hanged in the jail yard
at Kamloops, B. C, for the shooting
of Alfred Legree. Both murderer and
victim were French-Canadians. Pea
quette was in love with the young Eng
lish wife of Legree. One night under
the influence of liquor he called at
Legree's house and while the man and
his wife were engaged in making up
a bed for him he shot the husband
dead with a rifle.
Call It Unconditional Surrender.
Berlin, June 4.Referring to the
terms of peace in South Africa the
German newspapers express great dis
appointment and say they amount
practically to the unconditional sur
render tf the Boers.
CHICAGO RIOTERS GIVE BLUE-
COATS A TOUCH OF STREN-
HAVE A VERY LIVELY DAY
From EarlprDawn They Are in Conflict
With Trouble MakersOver a Score
on Both Sides Are Injured and Two
May DieThirteen Hundred Drivers
From Department Stores Are Also
Chicago, June 4.Chicago's police
were given a strenuous life during the
day by the striking packing house
teamsters. From daylight the blue
coats were kept busy dispersing trou
ble makers, who congregated along the
streets and in every conceivable man
ner placed obstacles in the way of
the meat dealers who endeavored to
move their supply wagons with non
union drivers. In spite of the striking
teamsters and their friends, thirty
three wagon loads of meat were deliv
ered from the stock yards to down
town stations. Before the task was
accomplished, however, a score of po
licemen and rioters had been injured
and fully fifty persons had been placed
under arrest. Several of the injured
were in such a serious condition that
they were taken to hospitals. Two of
the injured may die.
When the.procession of wagons left
the packing district they were guard
ed by a heavy detail of police. As
soon as the wagons emerged at the
entrance of the yards fully 500 en
raged strike sympathizers made a
rush to overturn the conveyances.
The policemen drew clubs, and, after
a hard struggle, succeeded in scatter
ing the mob. A fresh start was made,
but before the wagons reached the
down town district the mob, augment
ed by hundreds of sympathizers, made
another attack. In the fight that fol
lowed revolvers were drawn. No per
son was shot, the police instead using
their clubs indiscriminately, and a
dozen or more persons were hurt be
fore the march could be resumed.
When the central portion of the city
was reached the clashes between the
police and the crowd became numer
ous. Street car traffic was an impos
sibility and it was necessary for sev
eral squads of police to charge the
crowds with batons before the wagons
had reached the various down town
To add to the burdens of the police
department 1,300 drivers and their
helpers employed by the State street
general retail merchandise department
stores went on a strike. An attempt
was made to deliver "department
store" goods in the town with non
union drivers under police protection,
but so much disorder developed that
the attempt proved futile. Before the
project was abandbned several rioters^
were hurt and many arrests had tfeetk
QUITE A NUMBER QUtT,
More Engineers, Firemen and Pump
men Joirr the Strikers.
Wilkesbarre, Pa., June 4.There
were no developments or incidents of
special mention in the anthracite coal
miners' strike during the day. The
mine workers tried hard to bring out
additional engineers, firemen and
pump runners, and the companies
were equally earnest in their efforts
to hold the employes that have been
loyal to them.* The union succeeded
in getting out quite a number of men
and the labor leaders assert that they
are satisfied with the day's work. One
or two collieries were compelled to
shut down their pumps because of a
lack of men, but in all other cases the
operators were able to fill the vacan
cies by drawing on their reserve forces
of office and other employes. The
mine owners claim that thus far they
have employed a very few nonunion
men and have plenty of workers to
The entire coal belt remains com
paratively quiet, although disturbances
of a minor nature are becoming more
frequent. These affairs are in the na
ture of demonstrations ranging in
numbers from about a dozen persons up
to about a hundred. At Miners Mills
men and women gathered on the street
corners and hooted the men that came
from the mines to go to their homes.
At Plymouth, also, there was a small
demonstration against those still work
ing at the engines and pumps in the
collieries there. About a hundred
workers to their homes, calling them
opprobrious names all along th way.
Many-of the workers who go to their
homes are accompanied by coal and
iron policemen. The latter have been
cautioned not to notice the actions of
the crowds unless they attempt to do
the men bodily harm.
workers to their homes,
May Strike Against Soft Coal.
New York, June 4.An important
meeting of the stationary engineers
and firemen of New York city was held
at which was earnestly discussed the
advisability of ordering a strike rather
than continue the use of soft coal.
The result of such a strike would be
not only~to close all factories, but to
stop the elevator service of hundreds
of sky scraper office buildings.
Severe Forest Fires in Arizona.
Tucson, Ariz., June 4.Forest fires
continue unabated in the Huachuca
county mountains. Hundreds of thou
sands of feet of lumber have been de
stroyed in the last four days. A large
force of men has left Tombstone to
fight the flames back from the Hua
chuca watershed, which supplies the
town of Tombstone with water. i
Work of the Supreme Court.
Washington, June 4.During the
term of the United States supreme
court, which closed Monday, 375 cases
were disposed of. There were left on
the docket 343 cases, but of these 19
hare been argued and submitted.
Ex-Quartermaster General Gives a His
tory of Clothing Frauds.*
Lansing, Mich., June William L.
White, ex-quartermaster general of
the Michigan national guard, in his
testimony before the supreme court in
the disbarment proceedings against
Attorney E. S. Roos of Kalamazoo,
told for the first time the full story of
the state military clothing frauds and
declared that Colonel Eli R. Sutton of
Detroit, who was acquitted of com
plicity in them by a jury, was a party
to the fraud and received his share of
In 1899 a quantity of military cloth
ing that the state held under the Span
ish war fund act was sold to the "Illi
nois Supply company" by the state
military board for $10,500, and then
the same clothing subsequently was
repurchased by the board for the use
of the national guard for "more than
White testified that the fictitious
"Illinois Supply company" was com
posed of himself, EJj R. Sutton of
Detroit, General Arthur F. Marsh of
Allegan, inspector general of the Mich
igan national guard and a member of
the military board, and the Henderson
Ames company of Kalamazoo.
Special Committee Has Drafted a Bill
for Its Establishment.
Washington, June 4.An administra
tion bill for the establishment of a
postal currency has been drafted by
the committee appointed to consider
the question. It authorizes the post
master general to cause to be issued
postal checks of fixed denominations,
not above $1, in even multiples of 5
and 10 cents. These are to be redeem
able or payable at any money order
postoflice. A fee in addition to the
face value will be charged for every
check issued. These postal checks
will not be negotiable nor payable
after the expiration of ihree calendar
months from the last day of the month
which may be written or stamped
thereon, but a duplicate may be issued
at any time thereafter by the post
office department without charge. Du
plicates will be similarly valid* for
three months. After the postal check
is once paid the United States shall
not be liable for any further claim for
its payment. Postal checks will be
sold wherever the regular stamps are
Big Meeting of Irish-Americans at the
Chicago, June 4.The meeting of
the Irish-Americans of Chicago at the
Auditorium to protest against the coer
cion laws in force in nine counties of
Ireland was perhaps the largest dem
on stration of its kind ever held in
this city. Bourke Cockran was the
principal speaker and when he began
his address about 8,000 persons joined
in the applause that greeted him.
Crowds thronged the avenues outside,
disappointed at being unable to gain
admission. Special importance was
attached to Mr. Cockran's announce
ment, as he has only recently returned
from London, where he conferred with
John Redmond and other leaders oi
the Irish movement.
House Considering a Substitute far
the Senate Measure.
Washington, June 4.The house
has begun consideration of the anti
anarchy bill. The house committee
reported a substitute for the senate
measure. Mr. Ray (N. Y.), chairman
of the judiciary committee, who was
in charge of the bill, argued that the
senate bill was unconstitutional* Mr.
Lanhan (Tex.) supported the feature
of the bill to exclude anarchists, but
opposed that making it a particular
offense to kill the president or anyone
in the line of the presidential succes
sion. He argued that every man was
equal before the lav/ and that existing
laws were ample to punish the killing
or attempted killing of the president.
Official Count Needed on Governor
All the Rest Republican.
Portland, Ore., June 4.-^Practically
complete returns from 28 out of the
33 counties in the state and estimated
majorities in the five remaining give
Chamberlain, Dem., 258 majority for
governor. It now appears that it will
require complete returns to decide
the governorship and the result may
not be known for several days. The
entire Republican ticket, with the ex
ception of the governor, is elected by
from 7,000 to 12,000.
The legislature will probably stand
as follows: Senate, Republicans 20,
Democrats 10 house, Republicans
?ntrsfnt2030. joint ballot,
Pierces Thickest Armor Plate.h hallntheso
men, women and chiMren followed the **__**- n^S
them SJSIS f?
brought to perfection a gun the projec
tile fro which is
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gun and ha exacte a promise from
Herr Krup to reserve it exclusively
for the use of the German navy.
Husband Will Be Held for Murder.
Kansas City, June 4.Mrs. James
^McMillan died during the day from in
juries inflicted two months ago by her
husband, who, while drunk, struck her
with a chair. Mrs. McMillan was un
conscious for three weeks. When she
recovered consciousness she was un
able to speak, her vocal chords hav
ing become paralyzed. McMillan will
be held for murder.
Seminoles Elect a New Chief.
Wewoka, I. T., June 4s.Halsutta
Micco, a full blood, was elected chief
of the Seminole Indians, defeating
John F. Brown, a half blood,-who is
just completing his fourth term. Brown
is one of the most influential chiefs in
the territory, and his defeat will, it is
believed, have a tendency to hasten
the dissolution! of tribal government.
To Succeed Martinelli.
London, June 4.A dispatch to the
Central News from Rome says that
Mgr. Falconiox, the papal delegate in
Canada, has been definitely selected
to succeed Cardinal Martinelli as papal
delegate in the United States.
GENERAL UPRISING OF YAQUIS
IN STATE OF SONORA,
PEOPLE SEEK PROTECTION
Refugees Pounng ,nto the Towns^AH
to the Front.
source at Hermbsillofrom Mex., states that
a general uprising of the Indian+
in the central and southern portions
of Sonora has taken place and a
reign of terror exists even at the cap
ital, for it is feared that the Indians
will attack the town. Refugees from
the ranches, with their wives and chil
dren, are pouring into Hermosillo seek
ing protection. A conscript law has
recently been passed and as fast as
able bodied men "arrive at the capital
they are conscripted to serve in the
army. Jndians are rising in large
numbers and concentrating among the
hills. Many murders hav been re
ported. The recent reconcentration
order has had a bad effect on the In
dians. They regard \he system as vir
tual slavery. The Indians are bolder
lhan they have been since the outbreak
ihree years ago and seem to be oper
ating in greater numbers. Armed
bands are scouring the country, but
the main stronghold is in the almost
inaccessible hills. Reinforcements of
regulars are being hurried to the front.
Over Twenty Were Killed.
Tucson, Ariz., June 4.Advices from
Torres state that in the fighting Sat
urday between the Mexican soldiers
under Governor Izabel and the Yaquis
on the Sonora river eighteen Yaquis
and three Mexicans were killed. There
were 400 Indians. General Torres has
taken the field with the Twentieth
regiment and a detachment of cav
REBELLION IS CHECKED.
Government Troops Victorious in
Kwangsi and Chili Provinces.
Victoria, B. C, June 4.Late ad
vices brought by the steamer Empress
of Japan are that the capture of the
rebel leader, Nung Yung Sung, has
given a cheek to the Kwangsi rebel
lion and the troops sent to the relief
of Nan Ning met with very little op
position. Steamers are now running
to Nan Ning and the forts of that town
are being strengthened under the su
pervision of an American sergeant and
the missionaries. France is trying her
best to take a hand in the suppression
of the rebellion and! went so far as to
send troops across the border from
Tong King. They were ordered back
by the viceroy. A later dispatch from
North China says that the not in Chili
province has been entirely quelled by
the government troops after two days'
fighting. The chief of the rebels has
also been caught and about 1,300 of
his followers have been killed or
wounded. MUST RETIRE TO HIS FARM.
Said That Kruger Will Be Allowed to
Return to South Africa.
London, June 4.Cabling from Am
sterdam, the correspondent of the
Daily Mail says that Sir W. Conyng
ham Greene, the British minister at
Berne, Switzerland, who was formerly
British agent at Pretoria, together
with Lord Reay, from London, has ar
rived there and conferred at length
with Dr. Kuyper, the Dutch premier.
It is rumored, continues the corre
spondent, that Sir W. Conyngham
Greene and Lord Reay purpose accom
panying Dr. Kuyper to notify Mr. Kru
ger of the conditions of peace and to
offer him a safe conduct to South Ar
rica and other facilities, conditional
upon his retirement to his farm at
Dr. Kuyper's good offices in this
ter were requested by Great Britain.
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INDICTED BY GRAND JURY.
trsovA^i Coal Company Responsible for
Knoxville, Tenn., June 4.The Akn
ment against Major^ E
he manufactures. Emperor- William fulfill the law in regard to daily in-
,penetrat- _- thee mine disaster r01recent.Fraterville
in which 216 lives were lost,
mg the best and thickest armorf plate fications being that defendantthedispeci-
of the mine from gases and in other
Chinese Enjoy the Fires.
Peking, J4ne 4.Fires occurred at
the French barracks and at the quar
ters of the Austrian troops. Although
the fires were large the resulting dam
age was small. The fires are believed
to have been of incendiary origin.
When the buildings burned there was
much excitement and rejoicing among
the crowds of Chinese who had congre
gated outside the legation quarter of
Peking to enjoy the sight of the flames.
Has Not Recognized Cuba.
Berlin, June 4.The German govern
ment has taken no steps to recognize
the Cuban republic. The official ex
planation of this fact is that as yet
the government has not been notified
of a change in the political status of
the island, the affairs of which, in
theory, are wholly within the military
jurisdiction of the United States.
IS Old in Crime, Though.
Des Moines, June 4.Sonny Braf
ford, a mere boy, but an old offender,
has been sentenced to twenty years'
imprisonment for highway robbery.
He participated in a holdup in which
$4 was obtained.
The U^ion Goftpel meetings.
The series of union gospel meetings
that are being held in Princeton under
_,.,, church. On Sunday night the meeting
in the Hills and Committing Many wa
El Paso, Tex., June 4.A private let- ing to-morrow night Mr. .Hunt will
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ter received here a reliable be assisted in the service3 Prof
source at Hermosillo MPYaqui stntoa tvio __.
of the and
by the lawyer-
evangelist, Charles N. Hunt, are arous
ing quite a little interesthallelujahmeet-
der. Mr. Hunt presents his topics in
an interesting and matter-of-fact man-l
held in the opera house and there
was a large crowd present to hear Mr.
Hunt speaks from a lawyer's standpoint
on'The Deity of Christ." Commene-
tu-ujurrow nigm Mr. .Hunt will "s
ting at Clinton, had returnedTee%m indict- mountain of here,sduring a thun-
der storm.south N one wa injured Be
ean The result from powder, the works have
STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.
Fifteen Hundred Kegs of Powder Blow
company for criminal misde- th consequen lack of demand for
closee toVgroupt oTotherSman struc
'=f^ cept Superintendent William MacDon-
a nd no one was about the place ex
not aid Th powder was stored -In two
sma il buildines which were qitiiotmi
tures. The superintendent said he
was standing near the buildings when
a blinding bolt of lightning struck one
of the buildings and both of them were
wiped out of existence. The loss is
estimated at $7,000.
Charged With Murdering His Squaw.
Prairie du Chien, Wis., June 4.Jim
Brown, a Sioux Indian of De Soto, is
In jail charged with murdering his
squaw. The .woman died during the
day from the result of a beating ad
ministered by Brown last Friday.
Brown is sixty-five years old.
Truelsen Appeals His Case.
Duluth, June 4.Henry Truelsen,
Dem., who was defeated by T. W.
Hugo, Rep., for mayor of Duluth at
the spring election.'has filed papers in
an appeal to the supreme court from
the decision of the district tribunal,
wherein Hugo was declared successful.
Kitchener Visits Vereeniging.
Pretoria, June 4.Lord Kitchener,
accompanied by his brother, GeneTal
Kitchener, visited the camp at Ver-'
eeniging and greeted the delegates to
the Boer conference there. He also
expressed his hope that in the future
Boer and Briton would live in amity.
ings are being heldh at a time when
various local events are occurring to
interfere the services. The
He has an earnestness to his de
Able Bodied Men Compelled to Serve sentinWge his subjectl.e The meetings last
in the ArmyIndians Concentrating
Roscoe King, who will have charge of
The topics for the balance
of the meetings which will be held in
the opera house are as follows: Friday
night, "Danger Signals or Evils Be
setting Our Youth:" Saturday night,
"The Leprosy of Sin." On next Sun
day there will be three large services
in the opera house. At 10:30 Mr. Hunt
will preach on '-The Needed Revival
in the afternoon at 3:30 a men's mass
meeting will be held, the topic being
"Christian Manhood." In the evening
the topic will be "This Night Thy
Soul." There will be music by a male
quartet and a violin solo by Prof. King.
Monday night the topic will be "What
Seek Ye?" and on Tuesday night "The
Doubter Convinced." The "Sunbeam"'
chorus will furnish music for the ser
vices Friday night and Sunday. There
will be bible studies Friday and Satur
day at the M. E. church.
'Sot on the Program.
One of Mark's, bronchoa broke away
from the barn where he was being
given a few lessons in good behavior
and madly "dashed down First street
on Decoration Day just before the pa
rade started. At Main street he
knocked a woman down, but fortu
nately she was not injured any. The
frightened animal with harness tor
turing him and whiffle trees dangling
at his heels proceeded down the street
and at the Rines' corner he went
through the fence and across the yard,
coming out on the north side. He ran
up toward the roller mill. It was a
wonder there were not several persons
Dr. Cooney went to Milaea Monday
to perform an operation for appendici
tis on a mill hand. Coming home the
doctor was caught in the storm and he
said things looked rather dubious for
Good seed potatoes for exchang-e on
basi9 of one bushel of seed for three
bushels of new potatoes next fall.
C. RINES & Co.
CONFER WITH KRUGER.
Boer Delegates in Europe Hold Meet"
ings at Utrecht.
Utrecht, Holland, June 4.The Boer
delegates in Europe arrived here dur
ing the afternoon. They held a pro
longed conference in the house of Mr.
Kruger and afterwards another meet
ing was held in the Hotel des Pays
Bas. None of the delegates were will
ing to talk with regard to the conclu
sion of peace or of what had been
done at the day's meetings. Dr. Leyds
and Mr. Fischer will remain here. Mr.
Wessels and Mr. Wolmarans have pro
ceeded for The Hague.
The Handelsblad declares that
neither Mr. Kruger nor any of the
Boer delegates in Europe has received
any communication from the Boers in
South Africa concerning peace. "The
inference is," says the paper, "that the
British government is stopping such
Wilkesbarre, Pa., June 4.Fifteen
hundred kegs of powder blew up at the
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