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During the lad year 24,787 pensioned vetbrans died. V'enezuela is rejoicing over the ·esp are of IIernandez. Gov. Roosevelt has signed the Neeley extradition papers. There are now 5,730,000 persons in receipt of relief in India. The Hawaiian authorities declare the island is free from plague. A fresh outbreak of bubonic plagne is reported at Alexandria. The next reunion of Confederate vet erans will be held at Memphis. George P. Anderson, the oldest Odd Fellow in Indiana, is dead, aged 76 years. The wonders of Colorado Canyon are being explored by a party of Yale professors. Great success has been had in Mex ico with German hop plants introduced by the government, * our people were killed and four in jured in a nitro-glycerine explosion at Marietta, O., Thursday. Governor Beckham has issued orders mustering out ten companies of the State Guard of Kentucky. General Hamilton S. Hawkins, who led the charge on San Juan hill, is seri ously ill with pueulnonia. The 'aqui Indians, after several weeks of inactivity, have again bocome annoying to the Mexican troops. Forest Supervisor Ilucher has received sixty applications for permits for graz ing on the I!intah forest reserve. At St. Clair, Mich., Captain A. Mor rison, Frank Campbell and William Medlar were killed by lightning. A dynamite explosion in the house of August Ilroehm, Forest J unction, Wis., killed five imembers of the family. Emperor William has sent a telegram to Queen Victoria congratulating her upon the suc'cess of Lord Roberts. From Korea much activity is reported among Americans in the way of nego biations for gold mine concessions. Andrew C'arnegie lately declared tlhat his possessions, readily convertible itc, hard cash, amounted to $200,000, 000. The United States transport Rose ens sailed from Seattle for Nomo last week with two military com panies. Tacoma, Wash., reports the steam ship Victoria has sailed for Cape Nome with 800 passengers and a full cargo of frairrht. The Mexican Helrald says it is most gratifying to note the intense indigna tion in the United States over the Cu ban postal fraud,. Queen Liliuokalani of Ilawaii has de cided to bring suit against the United States for the restoration of the crown lauds and revenues. The Senate has agreed to amend meuts to the military bill making 6eneral Miles a Lieutenant General mad General Corbin a major general. YThe organization of the National Sugar Refining company of New Jer sey has been completed in Jersey City. The new company has a capital of $20, 000,000. The United States steamship Han .ook, which left San Francisco April 1? with the United States Philippine sommission on board, has arrived at longkong. Commissioner of Pensions Evans es timates that there are about 925,00(1 survivors of the civil war. Of this number there were on the pension rolls last year 74,'..ti7. President D)iaz of ,Mexico has desig nated 100 picked rurals to attend the Pan-American exposition at Bluffalo as a complimentary bedyguard to the president of the I nited States. The Japanese press has lately been expressing indignation over a report that one of their countrymen has been arrested by the Russian authorities in Manchuria on suspicion of being a spy. The bank of New Lisbon, Wis., owned by \V. II. II. ('ash, was robbed last week ao several thousand dollars The safe was blown with nitro-glycer ine and the building partially wrecked. All the branch houses of the Nation al Tube company in the country except the four located in New York, Chicago, San Francisco and l'ittsbrg have been closed and the managers and employes discharged. Consul-General Wildman has urged upon the Philippine commissioners the following policies: Free trade, the free admission of the Chinese, the expulsion of the friars and the return of all property that has been confiscated ille gally. A determined effort is being made by the friends of Neeley to get Corry don Rich, whose confession enabled much of Neeley's alleged stealing to be traced, away from the authorities in Cuba and back into the United States. In Cleveland, 0., Carl Raub, former ly connected with a German newspaper there, shot and killed his niece, Miss Bertha Yucker, and then killed him self. Raub was fifty years of age and his niece twenty-five. The motive is unknown. STEUNENBERG CONTROLS. Idaho Democrats Sustain the Governor. National Delegates Selected. The forces of Governor Steunenberg triumphed in the state convention, seating the contesting delegation from Shoshone county, friendly to the gov ernor, the vote being 152 to 77. The result is a practical endorsement of Governor Steunenberg's administration in the Coeur d'Alene trouble, as the fight in the convention was made al most entirely on that line. The opposition to the governor made a stubborn fight for two days and de bate on the report of the credentials committee lasted four hours. Only in direct reference was made to the Coeur d'Alene trouble by the opposition, the speakers limiting their remarks to tht personnel of the contesting delegations and to the regularity of their credenc tials. Shoshone county is the scene o0 the Coeur d'Alene mining difficulties. and one of the contesting delegation, represented the element opposed to the administration of affairs there. The issue, therefore, brought thd Coeur d'Alene matter directly before the convention. The Steunenberg men contended that the Shoshone county Democratic convention was controlled by IPopulists. who captured the prima ries under the dictation of those re sponsible for the labor troubles. Ti.e resolutions passed endorse Bry an for president and Colonel James IHamilton Lewis of Washington state for vice president and favor fusion of all reform forces in the campaign. The convention elected the following delegates to the national convention: Colonel W. II. I)ewey of Nampa, Dele gate at large; James W. Reid of Lewis ton, W. BI. McFarland of Coeur d'Alene, Judge C. O. Stockslager of Hailey, E. iR. I)ockery of Boise, John G. Brown of Pocatello. HOUSE AND SENATE LOCK HORNS. Congress Did Not Adjourn on Scheduled Time-Fight on Ocean Surveys. Congress did not adjourn Wednesday as scheduled, but took a recess until 10 a. in. Thursday, the two chambers of the national legislature, with heads down aud horns locked, were in a des perate struggle over the item in the naval appropriation bill relating to ocean surveys. The final adjourn ment of congress is postponed until it is over. 'I'The proceedings in the house during the day were tame an I without dra matic incident. This was due partly to the fact that the firm position taken by the house on the armor plate pro vision transferred the fight to the floor of the senate, and partly to the obsti nate refusal of Mr. Lentz, an Ohio Democrat, to permit any unanimous consent legislation until the Republi can leaders agreed to allow the testi mony in the ('ocur d'Alene investiga tion to be printed. Mr. Lentz held the house by the throat all dlay, and ex cept for privileged matters, things leg islative were practicaly at a standstill. UTAH PROHIBITIONISTS. State Ticket Nominated and Delegates to National Convention Selected. The Prohibitsonists of Utah nomi noted a state ticket at Salt Lake Wed. nesdicy and selected delegates to the national convention. The ticket is as follows: For governor-lJudge J. S. Boreman of Ogden; secretary of state-Mary M. Iloyden of P'rovo; Judge supreme court -A. Saxey of Payson; state auditor _Mrs. A. I. Gatrell of Salt Lake: super intendent publie instruction--Mrs. Frances ('. Smith of Ogden; treasurer C. E. Smith of Ogden; attorney gener al-C. 1). Savary of Salt Lake: presi dential electors---Rev. Richard Wake. George De)nton, Mrs. E. E. Shepard; delegates to national convention .Judge Iloreman. C. i). Savary, Mirs. Eveline Itathbone, \V. II. Tibbals, E. L. Anderson of Salina, I. N. Smith of Springville. GENERAL OTIS ON FILIPINOS. Are Crazy for Edlnatlon and Are Tired of iRevolution. (Geeral Otis, in an interview, says the Filipinos are crazy for educa tion. The schools are crowded to overflowing and every available Amer ican capable of teaching school is pressed into service. Already the gov ernment has spent $40,000 in school books alone. In the island of Negros the Spanish customs are fast disap pearintg and the military governor is looked upon as a sort of father in whom the Filipinos have the most explicit faith. The fact is, said General Otis, the Filipinos are tired of their so-called in dependence and are ready and willing to become a part of the United States, and this desire is the more apparent as they beeome the better acquainted with Americans laws and customs. WYOMING DEMOCRATS. Collgressman Nominalted and Delegates to the National Convention Selected. The Democratic state convention of Wyoming was held at Laramie Wed. nesday, and elected the following del egates to the national convention at Kansas City. A. E. Miller, Laramie; P. C. Alger, Sheridan; C. E. Blydenburg, Rawlins; Walter L. Larsh, Cheyenne; B. A. Keenan, Rock Springs; William Hin ton, Evanston. .John O. Thompson of Cheyenne was nominated for representative in con gr-ess. BRITISH ENTER PRETORIA. City Surrendered Unconditionally, But tIntha and Ilio Command t~scaped. Eight months after the declaration of war, June 5th, Lord Roberts entered Pretoria. Previous dispatches of the occupancy of the Boer capital were premature. There were several fights in front of the city, and one by one the defenders driven back, until evacua tion was accomplished. Lord Roberts' telegram announcing the result is as follows: "Pretoria, June 5, 12:5' p. m.-Just before dark yesterday the enemy were beaten back from nearly all the posi tions they had been holding and Ian Hamilton's mounted infantry followed them to within 2,000 yards of Pretoria, through which they retreated hastily. Delisle then sent an officer with a flag of truce into the town, demanding its surrender in my name. Shortly before midnight I was awakened by two offi cers of the South African republic, Sandberg, military secretary to Com mandant Botha and a general officer of the Boer army, who brought me a let ter from Botha, proposing an armistice for the purpose of settling the termso? surrender. "I replied that I would gladly meet the commandant general the next morning, but that I was not prepared to discuss any terms as the surrender of the town must be unconditional. I asked for a reply by daybreak, as I had ordered the troops to march on the town as soon as it was light. In his reply, Botha told me that he had de cided not to defend l'retoria, and he trusted women, children and property would be protected. At l a. m. today, while on the line of march, I wts met by three of the principal officials with a flag of truce, stating their wish to surrender the town. "It was arranged that 'retoria should be taken possession of by her majesty's troops at 2 o'clock this afternoon. "Mrs. Botha and Mrs. Kruger are both in Pretoria. Some few of the British prisoners have been taken away, but the majority are still in Waterval. Over 100 of the officers are in Pretoria. The few I have seen are looking well." General Botha and most of his men got away from Pretoria. This is in ferred from Ilord Roberts message, but the presumptiori is that the Boer commandant general cannot escape the British dispositions without a fighlt. Operations elsewhere seem to have dwindled to nothing. General Baden Powell joined General Hunter on Sun day at Lichtenburg. IDAHO DEMOCRATS. State Convention Conw enes at Lewiston and selects Delegates to National Convention. The State Democratic convention to elect delegates to the national conven tion met Tuesday afternoon at Lewis ton with John Ilailey, state chairman, presiding. There were 228 delegates represented. The full convention con sists of 426. For temporary chairman the Steun enberg forces nominated E. M. Wolfe of Elmore and the opposition H. C. Jackson of Ada. The vote resulted 114 each and the chairman declined to decide. On the second ballot the Steunenberg forces lost three votes and Jackson was elected. This gave the appointment of credentials and other committees to the opposition. A recess was then taken which was subsequently made an adjournment until Wednesday morning to enable the Shoshone county contest to be thor oughly investigated. TORTURED BY FIHE. Mob Attempts to Extort a Confession from a Negro. A mob from Hansboro, Miss., took the negro, Askew, suspected of the outrage and murder of the Winter stein child Saturday, from the Missis sippi jail Tuesday night and carried him in a wagon to the home of Winter stein near Beloxi. Mr. Winterstein, the father, was called out and the ne gro was taken to the woods where the crime was committed. There he was tortured with rope and fire in an at tempt to force a confession. Askew, though badly burned, con tinued to protest his innocence. He was returned to the jail. Mayor Nash has telephoned to all points for sus pects to he held. Neeley's i)efalc.ition. Acting Director of Posts Bristow of Cuba says he is almost sure that the extent of the Neeley steal will amount to something between $80,000 and $100,000, but that this will not touch the item of surcharge stamps which is $411,000. Price of Iron Drops. Representatives of various iron and steel interests have decided to make a reduction in the price of steel billets from $30 to $28 per ton, and of No. 1 foundry iron from $22 to $20 per ton. Alaska Democrats. News of the democratic convention held at Junean, Alaska, has been re ceived by steamer. The convention declared for Bryan. The platform de nounced the growth of trusts and ex pansion. United States Marshal for Alaska. George G. Perry of Dubuque, Is., has been appointed United States mar shal for Alaska. He was former mem ber of the republican state committee and several times chairman of the con gressional committee. REPUBLICANS CARRY OREGON. Republeans Elect State TIcke' anad Con trol the Legislature. The Republicans carried Oregon Monday by a plurality of from 5,000 to 7,000. The returns are only partial, but figures and estimated majorities from the various counties in the state show that C. E. Wolverton (Rep.) for Justice of the supreme court will have close to 7,000 plurality, while J. W. Bailey (Rep.) for Food and Dairy com missioner will receive about 6,000 plur ality. M. A. Moody (Rep.) is re-elected to congress in the second district by at least 4,000 plurality, and it may reach 6,000. In the first district returns show that Tongue (Rep.) is running ahead of his ticket and his plurality may reach 2,500. The democrats have made gains in the legislature, but the indications are that the republicans will control both houses. FORT HALL WILL BE OPENED. Compromise Reached by Iloune and Senate Opening 2,400,000 Acres of Land. A conference agreement has been reached on a bill which will open to settlement about 2,400,000 acres of public land. Senator Shoup of Idaho originally proposed the bill opening to settle ment the old Fort Hall, Idaho, military reservation, containing about 400,000 acres. Delegate Flynn, in the house, secured an amendment similarly open ing a tract of about 2,000,00o acres of the Kiowa and Comanche lands in southwestern Oklahomia. The confer Cnce has covered many weeks, and his been very stubborn, but gs agreed on the lands will be opened as stated. The Indians first receive allotments of Oklahoma lands of 100 acres each, with 480,00b acres to be held in com mon by them, the balance of 2,000,000 acres being opened to homestead set tlers for $1.25 per acre. FILIPINOS KILLED IN WAR. Secretary of War Answers Senate Inquiry. Answering a senate inquiry, the sec retary of war has furnished the fol lowing figures regarding casualties in Philippines. Filipinos killed, 10,780; wounded, 2014; captured and surrendered, 10,424. Number prisoners in our possession, about 2,000. Foregoing compiled from large number reports made immediate ly after engagements is as close an ap proximate as now possible owing to the wide distribution of troops. Lawlessness in China Increasing. Minister Conger at Pekin, China, re ports to the state department that outside of Pekin the murders and per secutions by the Boxers seem to be on the increase. The Pao Ting Fu rail way is temporarily abandoned. Work on the Pekin and Hang Kow line is stopped. All foreigners have fled. The Chinese government seems either unwilling or unable to suppress the trouble. The troops show no energy in attacking the Boxers. Wheeler to Be a Brigadier. There is reason to believe that the president has decided to appoint Gen eral Joe Wheeler a Brigadier-General in the regular army to fill the vacancy which will be created by the confirma tion by the senate of the nomination of General Otis to be a Major-General. Nebraska Quarantines Against Wyomi,ng. Governor Poynter of Nebraska has sent a telegram to Governor Richards of Wyoming, notifying him that the Nebraska state board of health had re quested that federal quarantine be established against Wyoming on ac count of smallpox. Looks Like Black Plague. The case of a Chinese who died in San Francisco on Saturday after one day's illness is declared by health ofli cers as undoubtedly one of bubonic plague. At the time of the autopsy the body was already beginning to turn black. St. Louis Terrorized. The interference with passengers in some sections of St. Louis by strike sympathizers is becoming serious. It is as much as a person's life is worth to get off a street car along South Broad way. St. Louis Women Appeal for Protection. St. Louis women will present a peti tion to Governor Stephens of Missouri, beseeching him to put an end to the attacks made upon women by street railway strike sympathizers. Smuggling Guns Into China. Extensive operations in smuggling guns, revolvers and ammunition into the interior have been discovered at Canton, where several lots of arms have been captured. Philippine Commission at Manila. The United States transport "Han cock," from San Francisco, April 17th, has arrived at Manila with the mem bers of the Philippine commission. The members of General MacArthur's staff welcomed the commissioners. Strikers Attack Woman. An unknown woman, who had been riding on a- St. Louis street ecar, was attacked by a orowd near Tweldth street and Geyer avenue sad her clothes torn off. AOUINALDO WOUNDED. Engaged by Major March With 155 Men, and Carried off the Field. Major March, with his detachment of the Thirty-third regiment, overtook what is believed to have been Aguinal do's party on May 19, at Lagat, about 100 miles northeast of Vigan. The Americans killed or wounded an officer, supposed to be Aguinaldo, whose body was removed by his fol lowers. Aguinaldo had 100 men, Major March 125. Major Marchs' men entered Lagat on the run. They saw the insurgents scattering into the bushes or over the plateau. A thousand yards beyond the town, on the mountain side, the figures of twenty-five Filipinos dressed in white, with their leader on a gray horse, were silhouetted against the sunset The Americans fired a volley and saw the officer drop from his horse. His followers fled, carrying the body. The Americans, on reaching the spot, caught the horse, which was richly saddled. Blood from a badly wounded man was on the animal and on the ground. The saddlebags contained Aguinal do's diary and some private papers, in cluding proclamations. One of these was addressed: "To the Civilized Na tions." It protested against the Ameri can occupation of the Philippines. There was also found copies of Senator Beveridge's speech, translated into Spanish and entitled, "The Death Knell of the Filipino People." IOWA BANK ROBBED. Robbers Stand Off Fifty Citizens Who Wit nessed the RIobbery. The safe of the bank of Sheldahl, Iowa, was blown up Friday night by robbers, who secured $1,600 and es caped, after holding fifty or more citi zens at bay with rifles. Shortly after midnight a terrific ex plosion shook the town, and immedi ately the inhabitants turned out to learn the cause. A glance up the main street showed the building of the sav ings bank to be in ruins and the tim bers burning. Fifty citizens rushed to the place to be met by two rifles in the hands of two strangers, who ordered them to halt. As the ruins burned brighter, two other strangers were descried looting the wrecked safe. The crowd had brought no weapons. The two robbers on guard threatened death to the man who moved from his tracks, and the helpless citizens were compelled to witness the robbery of their savings without lifting a hand in remonstrance. When the two robbers who were looting the safe had secured all the money available they joined their two confederates and with leveled rifles the four marauders lined up the band of citizens who stood with hands held as high as ordered until the four robbers had backed away into the darkness and fled. The bank building is a total wreck. The loss is estimated at $3,000, in addi tion to the $1,600 secured by the rob. bers. No trace of the robbers has been discovered. CAPTAIN RESCUED FROM JAIL. Ameriean Tar. Forcibly Liberate Their Captain From Honduras Jail. Private news from Honduras says that Allen Jackson, captain of the American yacht Theresa, wrongfully accused of stealing gold dust at Trux illo, was put into prison there. His crew, without waiting to ask assistance of the American consul, broke open the jail and rescued him, taking him to the yacht. The yache made for Utila, where the commandant was informed of the oc currence and put out in a boat to re take Jackson. The commandant and his soldiers were warned off by the crew of the Theresa, but answered by firing shots. The Americans on the yacht then opened fire with rifles and two lion duras soldiers were killed and three wounded. The Theresa then put out to sea, and subsequent events are un known. PIONEER REPUBLICANS. Survivors of First National Convention In vited to Philadelphia. Senator HIanna, chairman of the Re publican national committee, has sent out invitations to the survivors of the first national gathering of Republicans to attend the national convention at Philadelphia. So far as known there are only fourteen survivors. Twenty seven states and territories were repre sented at the national convention June 18, 1856, held in Philadelphia. Old Lafayette hall, where the mass con vention was held, is now demolished. New York's Mayor May be Removed. Governor Roosevelt announces that he will confer with Attorney-General Davies concerning the citizens' peti tions praying for the removal of Mayor Van Wyck from office because of his holding stock in the American Ice com pany, of which the city is the largest patron. Australian Wool Clip Short. Latest reports received are that thq Australian clip this year will run short bewween 50,000 and 75,000 bales, the sixth consecutlve year in which thortr has been a shortage in the clip. NORTHWEST NOTES. Jacob Fry of Lander, Wyo., has been granted a pension of 36 per month. A number of Utahns from Salina, are in Wyoming looking foreland suitable for farming. A new paper, the Capital, has been launched at Santa Fe, N. M., its mis sion being to work for statehood. St. Louis wool buyers last week pur chased of a Grand Junction, Colo., firm 13,500 pounds of wool, being the clip from one flock. Fred Bartlett, of Butte, was convicted of perjury in connection with his bank ruptcy and sentenced to ten months in jail. It is the first case of the kind in Butte. The attorneys for Robert E. Lee of Cheyenne, Wyo., sentenced to the state penitentiary for ten years for train robbery, state that the case will not be appealed. Among the American missionaries in the district at present threatened by "Boxers" in Pekin are the Rev. Edward K. Lowry and wife and Rev. George Lowry and wife of Denver, Colo, Judge Knowles has handed down his decision in the celebrated mining case of the Calusa-Parrot company, owned by ex-Senator Clark, and the Anaconda company, controlled by Marcus Daly. The decision is in favor of the Anaconda company. A monument to the memory of the late Rev, Myron Reed was unveiled in Freemont cemetery, Colo., last week under the auspices of the organized labor unions. A great throng of peo ple gathered to witness the unveiling and appropriate addresses were deliv ered. An incendiary attempted last week to burn the Piedmont dipping and shearing corral of Piedmont, Wyo. A few shearing pens were destroyed. Several of the wool racks were satu rated with kerosene, but the fire was extinguished before all of them were burned. The will of the late Nathaniel P. Hill, formerly United States senator from Colorado, has been filed for pro bate. His great estate is bequeathed to his wife and three children and is to be equally divided among them. It is believed the share of each will amount to more than $1,000,000. The Northern Express company's office at Miles City, Mont., was robbed last week of a $5,000 package and .$300 received for the sale of tickets. The robbery occurred during the station agent's absence. Two suspicious look ing characters who had been lurking about the station during the day are missing. There is not much new light on the Red Canyon robbery which occurred at. Evanston, Wyo., last week. The theory of Mr. Putnam, the bookkeeper, is that someone was secreted in the room and struck him in the back of the head as he was putting the money in the safe. A checking up of the cash shows that $1,681 is missing. A miner named Dillon, a late-comer to Rock Springs, Wyo., shot a miner named McDaniels in the forehead last week. Dillon gave himself up and is in jail. He claims self-defense, and from what information can be gathered McDaniels was the aggressor. The wound is not fatal, the bullet having glanced upward without penetrating the skull. The mud volcanoes situated in Lay tonville, Cal., have bursted into alarm ing activity. The disturbance is so violent that great redwoord trees are swayed when the mud and vapor shoots high over the rims of the craters and flows down the hillside like a lava stream. The murky craters are filled with a bluish mud of about the con sistency of boiling tar and is icy cold. The roar of the volcanoes can be heard for miles around. Chairman McLaughlin of the Popu list state committee of Washington, has issued a call for two conferencesof the party leaders. One will be held (¶ eastern Washington Populists at Sp,^, kane, June 21, and at Tacoma i lc s an day the western Washington lcadeoe will meet. Many regard the move ;'. aimed at Governor Rogers, who is sail to be opposed by a faction of his party with which Chairman AMcLaughlin is allied. James Strickland was arrested at Rawlins last week and taken to Oregon where he is charged with killing a man in l892, whom he charged with seducing his wife. He lived in Root Springs before coining to Rawlins, Three years ago lie married Annt Rhines. Strickland returned to Oregon without requisition papers. He ad mitted the killing but claimed he did it in self defense. The senate bill granting homestead ers on the abandoned Fort Fetterman military reservation in Wyoming the right to enter one" quarter section of public land on said reservation as pas ture has been reported favorably to the house. The Colorado-Philadelphia Republi can club was organized at Denver last week. Earl B. Coe of the Denver Times is president. The club is organized for the purpose of attending tihe Repub lican convention. A special train will be secured for lthe clnki.