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San Miguel, the Lastoi$j Unrec
onciled, Was Killed in,Ui?
- * ' Friday Fight.
After He Fell He Emptied His Re
volver at the Scouts and
Died Fighting.
Xieut. Reese, Who Was Wounded,
Will RecoverRizal Prov
ience Quieted.
Manila, March 28.The report that San
Miguel, the Filipino ladrone leader, -was
killed in, Friday's fight near Mariquina, is
confirmed. His body has been identified
Ifcnd delivered to his relatives for burial.
,San Miguel, with his bodyguard, con
sisting of thirty men, abandoned the fort
at Mariquina and attempted to escape,
but the Macabebe scouts surrounded the
- rtfr
mortally wounded San Miguel and
killed six of his bodyguard.
After he fell, San Miguel emptied his
revolver among the Macabebes and died
San Miguel was the last unreconciled
Filipino insurgent. He failed to attain
prominence during tha insurrection.
The bodies of the insurgents killed in
this fight at Marin iqua, to the number of
about fifty, were taken to Calooean to
day and were surrendered to relatives of
the dead.
lieutenant Yteese and the other wounded
scouts will recover.
It Is Likely to Discourage Disorder
Rizal Province.
Manila, March 28.When the Macabebe
snouts rotited San Miguel the enemy occu
pied an intrenched position .midway be
tween Marquina and San Francisco and
Del Monte, and had erected a stone fort,
which was garrisoned by 200 men. The
first and fourth companies of Macabebes,
commanded by Lieutenant Reese and
Lieutenant Nickerson, respectively, at
tacked the enemy's position, but as the
scouts were exposed to the fire of the
enemy in a manner which placed the Mac
abebe*? at a disadvantage, the lientenants
decided, after an hour's fighting, to sur
round the position and charge after hav
ing divided their companies. The two
officers then led a gallant and successful
charge, during which Lieutenant Reese
fell, seriously wounded.
The enemy then broke and ran, leaving
forty-tive men dead on the field, including
a general officer, who is believed to be
San Miguel, though his identification is
It is hoped this defeat will discourage
disorder in Rizal province.
Reese Is a Georgian.
Carrollton, Ga., March 8.Lieutenant
Boss Reese, who was seriously wounded
in the engagement with San Miguel's
forces la the Philippines, is the son of
Colonel Oscar Reese, an attorney, of this
place, and nephew of Congressman W. C.
Adamson. He is 22 years of age. He
served in the Second Georgia regiment
tftrrmg the Spanish war.
Eight Out of Ten Events Secured in
the Annual Field Sports
tiondon, March 28.The annual Oxford
Cambridge field sports took place to-day
at the Queen's club in dull, showery
weather. There was a fair sized crowd
present, including the Prince and Prin
cess of "Wales. The events were as fol
One hundred yards, R. W. Barclay,
Cambridge, first J. Churchill, Cambridge,
gecond timo, 10% seconds.
One-mile run, P. W. Gregson, Cam
bridge, first IX L Gay Roberts, Oxford,
econd time, 4 minutes 27 2-5 seconds.
Hurdles (120 yards) G. R. Gamier, Ox
ford, first P. H. Teall, Cambridge, sec
ond time, 18 seconds.
Throwing the hammer, M. A. Leaks,
Cambridge, first distance 126 feet 8
inches, making the university record. B.
M. Tomlinson, Oxford, was second dis
tance, 116 feet 7% inches.
Quarter-mile run, R. W. Barclay, Cam-,
bridge, first K. Cornwallis, Oxford, sec
ond. Time, 50% seconds.
High jump, G. Howard-Smith, Cam
bridge, first distance, 5 feet 10% inches
C. S. Dorly, Cambridge, second, distance
t feet 8% inches.
Putting the weight, M. A. Leake, Cam
bridge, first distance 37 feet 11 inches
O. W. Lyttleton, Cambridge, second dis
tance 36 feet.
Half-mile run, T. B. Wilson, Cam
bridge, first H. E. Holding, Oxford, sec
ond time 2 minutes 2 seconds.
Long jump, T. A. Leach, Oxford, first
distance 28 feet S inches G. Lablanc
Smith, Oxford, second distance 21 feet
% inch.
Three-miles run, N. P. W. Macnaughter,
Cambridge, first M. H. Godby. Oxford,
econd time 15 minutes, 13 2-5 seconds.
Cambridge thus won eight events out of
Cambridge's decisive victory is believed
practically to assure the acceptance of
*n American university challenge if one is
The Situation in Schenectady Is
Schenectady, N. Y., March 28'.Some
serious labor complications have arisen
within the last twenty-four hours. The
trades assembly has expelled Martin J.
Sharkey, a prominent labor leader, for
telling secrets. The business men have
decided to ignore the demand of the retail
clerks' union that they force all their
clerks to join the union. An international
officer of the Lathers' union, who has
been here says the main body will not
approve the lathers' backdown and that it
is probable all the lathers will be taken
away from Schenectady and given work
elsewhere in the belief that the master
builders will be forced to pay the ad
vanced scale of wages to get lathing done
at all.
Chicago, March 28.Gustav Tupper, the di
vinity student, who spied on the co-eds of Pear
son Hall, Northwestern university, is to leave
Kvanston In compliance with the action of the
faculty of the Swedish theological seminary,
taken yesterday. He was given a hearing before
the faculty on charges of misconduct and later
nan requested to withdraw from the school.
Tupper was arrested late last Saturday^ night
after several co-eds had seen son*? one peering
Into Ihe window* of their rooms In Pearson hall.
On Monday he was 8ned $5o. On Sunday, the
day after his arrest, Tupper filled the pulpit
of the May Street Swedibh Methodist church,
JMs engagement having been made some time
Useiessness of Attempting to Prose-
'.''- cute'Him in the State of.
:'? ' Per urvlvania. ....
Why the "Campaign Contributions"
Case Was Dropped by Attor
ney General Knox.
It Is Said the President Was Anx
ious ''To Make an Example"
of Quay.
Fro-.v The Journal Bureau, Room 45, Post Build
ing, Washington.
Washington. March 28.Nothing is to
be done with the Quay case, and on the
advice of Attorney General Knox it is to
be allowed to "drop."
Quay last year sent out circular letters
soliciting campaign contributions from
office holders in Pennsylvania. Several
of these office holders admit receiving the
letters and say that they inclosed their as
sessments by return mail. The evidence
is complete, and it may appear strange
to the outsider that nothing is to be
The case was called to the attention of
President Roosevelt shortly before the
election, and the whole affair was turned
over to the attorney general, with instruc
tions to begin prosecution. The attorney
general's recommendations that nothing
be done was made after a careful exam
ination, and it did not at all meet with
the desire or expectation of the president,
who desired to make an example of the
Pennsylvania boss. But the Quay organ
ization is so strong as to make conviction
very doubtful, and to lose the case, in the
judgment of the attorney general, would
be hurtful to civil service reform gen
To begin with, the man who would
prosecute Quay is the district attorney of
the Philadelphia district, one of Quay's
creatures. The attorney general might
send a special prosecuting officer to the
state for that purpose, but such action
would cause no end of friction and trouble.
In the second place, it would be well
nigh impossible to secure a jury in Penn
sylvania that would convict Quay. These
are unpleasant ti*uths, but the president
has had to face them.
After a long consultation with General
Knox, he reluctantly decided that it would
be advisable to permit the matter to drop.
All of which speaks volumes for the
strength of the Quay "pull," if it doesn't
speak much that is flattering for the civic
virtue of the great keystone state.
W. W. Jermane.
Sensational Affair in the Presence
of Many Witnesses at Neills
ville, Wisconsin.
Special to The Journal.
Neillsville, Wis., March 28.L. B. Ring,
editor and ex-postmaster, was horse
whipped on the street yesterday by Dr.
J. H. Brooks, secretary of the republican
county committee, in the presence of many
Mr. Ring had assailed Dr. Brooks in
his newspaper. The fight for Ring's re
moval as postmaster engendered great bit
terness. Ring has been a leading "stal
wart" politician and since he failed of Re
appointment has been bitter in his news
paper attacks on his enemies.
Feminine Editors Will Work for
Purification of Chicago by
Truth Telling.
Chicago, March 28.A new daily news
paper, owned, edited and controlled by
women, is to enter the journalistic field
of Chicago.
The promoters feel confident that the
new venture will be on its feet in a few
months. Considerable of the stock has
been already subscribed for, and Dr.
Francis Dickinson of the Harvey Medical
college is to be at the head of the or
The backers of the new publication pro
pose to handle everything in the way of
news that comes in their way. They say
they expect to do much in the way of
purifying Chicago by telling the truth
by telling things which may happen in
the city council, board of education, city
hall, and other public institutions, exactly
as they happen, and without fear of politi
cal bias.
They say the papers as conducted at
present are tramelled by political affilia
tions which prevent them oftentimes from
telling the true inwardness of things., and
say they will show no favor.
Canfield Got Busy When He Heard
the News Prom Madison.
Special to The Journal.
Madison, Wis., March 28.The marriage
of Harry M. Canfield, son of H S. Can
field of the Chicago American, and Mer
cedes Don Carlos, until recently at actress
ft t the Crystal Grotto, a local concert hall,
was stopped to-day by the arrival, of
young Canfield's father. The couple se
cured a license Thursday, but had to wait
five days before the ceremony could be
performed, and meantime the father was
made acquainted with the situation and
took the first train for Madison.
The couple walked into the police court
this morning to persuade the judge to
marry them at once and were taken into
custody. Canfield is only 19, though in
securing the license he certified he Was of
age and the marriage was easily pre
Mrs. Molineux Said to Have Signed
a Contract.
Special to The Journal.
New York, March 28.Blanche Molineux
of South Dakota has just paid a flying
trip to New York. It is reported that
she has signed a contract to go on the
stage as soon as she obtains her divorce
in South Dakota.
New York, March 2S.Mr. and Mrs. C.
A. Severance, St. aPul, gave a dinner
Thursday evening at the Holland House
in honor of Senator and Mrs. J. P. Jones
of Nevada. Other guests were Dr. and
Mrs. Clarence Bice, Miss Seaidee Adams,
Mr. and Mrs. George H. Partridge, Min
neapolis and Frank Hill, consul general
to Holland. Decorations, were I^a Prance
roses and asparagus ferns. Corsage
bunches of violets and white orchid bou
tonieres were distributed* $
Some Guesses or Tips From the West
.* Disturb Wall Street Spec
A Decision Is looked For Now in
a Few Days at the
Estimated Losses in the Stock List
for the Last Six
Special to The Journal.
New York, March 28.Estimated losses
on the entire stock list during the long
period of liquidation beginning six months
ago amount to more than $1,000,000,000,
In twenty-one active stocks there has
been a shrinkage of $657,200,000. The blg
gset loss in points occurred in Chicago
& North-Westerri. The greatest loss in
dollars is In stocks of the steel trust. .
There was a narrow escape from a panic men he could afford to bide his time. Of
Bryans Says the Different Elements of the Democratic Party Cannot MixBut They Certainly Do.
yesterday. If there had been any ex
tensive public interest in the market a
small panic would have followed the sen
sational decline in St. Paul, Pennsyl
vania and New York Central. The de
mand from brokers to customers that
more margins must be handed up was
A decision in the Northern Securities
case before the United States circuit
court at St. Louis is expected to be ren
dered in a few days, and it Is not prob
able that an inkling of the decision has
reached here. Two developments tend
ing to bear out thjs theory are the break
of three points in Northern Securities on
the curb and the heavy selling of the
general market by two of the largest
private banking house on the street, one
of them conspicuous in Northern Securi
ties and one in Union Pacific affairs.
Detectives Had to Cut a Hole in the
Floor to Get In.
New York, March 28.In effecting an
entrance into an alleged poolroom in the
basement of a six-story business building
on W Third street, two detectives were
forced to chop a hole through the floor in
the rear room and drop into the room be
low, while other detectives were holding
the men inside at bay with their revolvers.
William Daly, said to be the proprietor,
and a dopen others were arrested.
The place was cunningly fortified and
guarded. An elaborate system of signals
had to be given by several sentries before
a would-be better xsould gain entrance to
the room. Pocket telephones, electric
buttons, "buzzers," secret slides and a
"maze" figure in the story. When the
visitor finally satisfied the sentries that
he was all right, he was passed along to
a room, the door of which* was immediate
ly bolted. There were five of these rooms
leading directly into the alleged poolroom,
and in some of the inclosures there were
three or four doors built to bewilder an
invading party.
It Heats Europe to a Temperature
of 64 and 90.
London, March 28.During the last few
days southwestern Europe and the larger
part of the British isles have enjoyed re
markable warmth and sunshine. The
temperature in London at 9 o'clock last
night was 64 degrees, eclipsing the rec
The temperature in France has varied
from 70 to 90 degrees, at Biarritz, which
is in about the latitude of Nova Scotia,
compelling the residents to don summer
clothing. Similar conditions prevail on
the Riviera^
Abbe Morreux, a prominent French a s
tronomer, connects the phenomenon with
an enormous sunspot 30,000 kilometers in
i diameter* .
Henry Watterson Shows Him How
He Has Missed a Great Op
portunity. ,
He Could Afford to Bide His Time
and Be Cheerful Instead of
Making a Fuss. .
New York Sun Spaeial Serrio*.
Louisville, Ky., March 28."Mr. Bry
an will never quite get over 1896. More's
the pity. Because if he could, there
might ultimately be the making of a
great man in him," says Henry Watter
son in an editorial in the Courier-Jour
nal. "It is a sad thing to see a talented
young fellow of three and forty already
soured and embittered, .foough in Mr.
Bryan's case there i n$%
should be. The presidential orbit into
which, taking him by the nape of the
neck and seat of Tils breeches, the fairy
godmother flung, him. heels over head, in
1896, found him obscure ifcnd poor, and it
has left Mm richan famous. .Of all
all men he could with honor to himself
and profit to his party, take a pholo
sophic and cheerful view of life, recogniz
ing his own mistakes, revising and cor
recting his errors, Quitting the driver's
seat, from which he lashed his steeds so
furiously and took the ditch disastrously,
to put his shoulder to the wheel of the
old carry-all and to help get her out of
the slough of populism, socialism and free
silver republicanismall dating back to
"Free silver is as dead as Judas. - So
are some other articles of Mr. Bryan's
catechism. There is no more rhyme or
reason for repeating that catechism in
1904 than for substituting in place of it
the old Westminster confession, than of
revitalizing and reaffirming the demo
cratic platforms of 1864 and 1868 or 1880,
on which the party marched to defeat, and
not half as much as for reaffirming the
platform of 1892, on which it marched to
One Man Is Insane From Bite and
Another Is in a Serious
Special to The Journal.
Mendon, Mich.. March 28.Oscar New
asaki, a young Polish farmer near here,
became a maniac as the result of a bite
by a winter bug* The day after he was
bitten his body began to swell and physi
cians have been unable to give him re
Professor Do Vos Ollnburg, an entomol
ogist of Wheeling, W. Va., is her on a re
quest of the national museum at Washing
to to procure specimens of the bug, which
scientists supposed hab become extinct in
the north at any rate.
He found a .nest of the insect in a bog
near Newasaki's home and while trying
to capture them was bitten on the chin.
He staggered to a neighboring farmhouse
and within half an hour was in a semi
unconscious condition.
Ollnburg does not show the symptoms
of insanity that~appeared in Newasaki's
case and the physicians are hopeful of his
recovery. *
Richmond, Va., March 28.Judge Wlliam H.
Mann, resenting what he believed to be a pre
meditated Insult, yesterday afternoon struck
Senator Julian Bryant of Richmond a stinging
blow on the side of the head, and the senator
would hare fallen had? he not been caught. Bry
ant charged Judge Mann With unfairness and
quoted this line in Shafcepere:
"I thought that alsyoor wiles would end in
feigned religious smooth hypocrlsy."
Judge Mann asked if Mr. Bryant intended to
imply that he would borposely be unfair. The
Richmond senator, ahfking bia finger In Judgp
Mann's face, declared ty meant all the Hues
implied, and was 'stnie* dow as quickly as it no
wMMid. Later expl*iation*-*Bd a^olo^les .were .,
made and th t*o slactoni *#* fctt* xatfd presence.
reason why he
Greenville, Miss., Is Flooded With
Only Six Blocks of Land
in Sight.
Protective Levees Were Built Last
Night in the Middle of Wash
ington Street.
All Night Long Besoue Parties Were
Hurrying to Bring In
Greenville, Miss., March 28.Only six
blocks were above water here at noon
to-day. All night long the police and
rescuing parties were busy bringing peo
ple from the flooded district, many houses
being under water to a depth of several
feet. From the great plantations about
the crevasse at La Grange come reports
of heartrending scenes. H.undreds of ne
groes have been brought to Greenville and
the town is filled with stock from the
nearby plantations.
This morning comes news of a threat
ened break in the great levee at Catfish
Point, thirty miles north of Greenvillel
The crevasse at La Grange, five miles
south, widened over night and is now
about 400 yards wide. The wildest excite
ment prevailed here last night and reports
of loss of life were received from the
Tuxedo and Race track additions, but* this
morning no confirmation is at hand and
it is believed that all persons living in
those localities had sufficient warning to
escape. The loss on live stock, however,
will be enormous.
Protection levees are being built in the
middle of Washington street by a large
force of convicts and volunteers. Last
night the two electric light plants in the
southern part of the city were sub
merged and the city was left -in total
darkness. This will add to the danger
for the next few days.
Discoveries South of Havre, Mont.,
* Declared to Be of Great
.- ./- Importance,
Special to The Journal.
Havre, Mont., March 28.A. G. .Staten
has discovered a rich anthracite coal mine
about ten miles south of Havre. The vein
stands vertical and is four feet thick
and runs into one 6f the highest mountain
peaks,in the chain of BJeax Paw moun
tains. A specimen of the coal was sent
to a chemical laboratory, and was pro
nounced a superior grade, of anthracite.
Unusual Scene on the United States
Cutter Seminole.
Boston, March 28.An unusual .scene
has been enacted on the United States
revenue cutter Seminole, lying in this
harbor. One day this week one of the
seamen, a veteran tar, broke out in the
forecastle in violent abuse of pretty near
ly everything. He proceeded in his vitu
peration without being molested until he
called the United States flag a dirty rag
and indulged in other unpatriotic senti
A. quartermaster standing near reported
this language to Captain Rogers, com
manding the Seminole, and the latter took
prompt action. All hands were called to
general muster and the captain addressed
them on the enormity of the offense com
mitted by one of their number. Then he
compelled the culprit to kiss the flag six
times and to repeat
tion never to speak disrespectfully of it
aftertohimo asno
an,rr.r,c in tn An = I., v,
e else d In his
Tim name of -tfrr offender -to
More Stories of the Sledging Parties
Sent Out From the Antarctic
Ship Discovery.
Sudden Descent of an Ice Slide by
. Sledges Going at Express
Train Speed:
Lyttleton, New Zealand, March 28.The
sledging parties of the British Antarctic
ship Discovery whose experiences were
reported by the relief ship Morning on the
latter's arrival here Wednesday engaged
in much hazardous work. The dash
southward of Captain Scott of the Discov
ery, as a result of which he reached lati
tude 82:17 south was attended by great
hardships and extra strain. The softened
snow told quickly on the dogs which all
died. The party had only a month's pro
visions when they left the southernmost
depot and therefore it was impossible to
continue southward without inviting dis
The return journey was most trying.
The party were on short rations for five
days and their progress was seriously im
peded by fog. Lieutenant Shackleton
burst a blood vessel in one of his lungs
and only pluck pulled him through.
The crew of the Discovery have pal
pably aged, owing to hard living, but all
are well and cheerful.
Another party under Lieutenant Barnes
was returning from a sledge journey
towards Cape Crozler wjien a blizzard
struck them ten miles from home. Barnes
abandoned his tents and sledges and left
the dogs to find their own way to the
ship. Owing to the blinding show Barnes
and his companions were unable to see
two yards ahead.
While they were descending a slope one
of the party disappeared and the others
discovered themselves to be on the edge
of a huge precipice. Another member
fell from sheer weariness, was not missed
for some time and was eventually given
up as lost by his companions, wjio
searched for him. But the man slept for
thirty-six hours under a drift and rejoined
the ship unharmed.
The members of another sledge expe
dition under Lieutenant Armitage which
went westward were away fifty-two days.
They attained an altitude of 9,000 feet
and descended oh an ice slide to a gla
cier 3,00 fet below. The descent was
perilous. The sledges at one part of the
descent covered 1,300 feet in a minute and
10 seconds, their occupants hanging on by
straps to the backs of the sledges. Lieu
tenant Armitage fell into a crevasse and
hung thirty feet below the surface. But
for the fact that he was harnessed to the
others he would have fallen 2,000 feet.
At Cape. Adair the Discovery found
Borchgrevink's house in a good state of
There wer some cases of scurvy on the
sledge journeys, but they recovered on re
turn to the ship.
W There1
^rtlrine^- provisions. * ' ^
,. The places or Lieutenant Shackleton
and -the others who returned here On the
Morning were not filled, as Captain Scott
still has forty-one men in the crew of the
Discovery. -
were many fiDmplaint? abottuthe
Twenty-eight People Killed and 50
Wounded in the Town of
&t St. Petersburg, March 28.A i great
strike riot, accompanied by much blood
shed, has occurred at the town of Sla
tousk, in the government of Oofa, among
the Ural mountains. Twenty-eight per
sons were killed and fifty others were
Slatousk (also spelled Slatoust) is the
chief town of a mining district and is the
cented of the Southern Imperial mines.
It has iron works and an extensive, manu
factory of demasked scimitars and articles
of inlaid and embossed steel. Slatousk has
an altitude of 1,342 feet and contains a
population of about 21,000.
'A Scandinavian Reader Who Threw
Sheriff Tom Dunne Into a
New York Sun Special Service.
New York, March 28,A Swedish nurse
with a fine Scandinavian accent who out
of the goodness of her heart attempted to
read "Mr. Dooley in Peace and "War" to
former Sheriff Tom Dunne as lie* lay in
bed convalescing from a serious attack of
grip, caused a relapse in the" patient's
It happened on St, Patrick's day. , -
"I haven't missed a parade since coming
to this country thurty years ago," said
Tom to his physician.
By way of consolation the physician sent
to the former sheriff a copy of Mr. Dooley.
The Swedish nurse cheerfully volun
teered to reftd to the patient. Dunne
listened for three minutes and then nearly
had a fit. "For heaven's sake, get an
Irish to tackle that," he shouted. In
stantly Tom's temperature began to rise
and the physician, was sent for. He sus
pected some untoward circumstances' and
questioned the nurse.. She told him of the
Dooley incident.
"That's it,'- the doctor exclaimed. He
pondered a moment and then issued a
hurried order. In a few minutes a Hiber
nian friend of the sick man, O'Shaughnes
sy by name, entered the room. The doc
tor thrust the book into his hands.
"Sit down here and read this for Tom,"
commanded the medical man, quietly.
When the rich brogue fell upon Tom's
ear he turned in bed and listened interest
edly. Presently the hectic color faded"
frqm his cheeks, his pulse beats lowered
and his temperature fell.
"That's something like it," said the sick
man, with/ a sigh of relief. He soon fell
asleep, and to-day the physician says Tom
will be up and doing in a few days.
New York, March 2$.Pr. Louis A. Dlzerega,
who liyes at the Hoffman Arms, reported to the
coroner's office Thursday the sudden death
at the Hoffman Arms of a millionaire named
Snow, who was the general superintendent of
the National Transit company, a pipe line
company controlled by the Standard Oil. It was
said that Mr. Snow died in the apartments of
a woman whom he often visited. Mrs. Snow
was seen at 324 W Seventy-seventh street. She
said her husband had not come home and she was
waiting for him. - ,
La Porte. Ind:John H. Barker of Michigan
City has endow^P^t. Anthony hospital, which
is to he built b.tiSs Franciscan Sisters, by giv
ing $10,000. the' wnditions being that the citizens
subscribe $25,000.
ParisThe courts will now be called upon to
E Mi waHttata ittes* wh^ch refute to
High Fever.
The Beport of the Inspectors Will*
Be Made in a Week or
Ten Days. /'
The Old Rural Mail Box -Scandal of
the Past Ten Years Will Be - _
Ventilated. "
Charges Against Supt.MachenThe
Salary and Allowance Divis
ion Under a Cloud.
New York Sua Special Service.
Washington, March 28.The investiga
tion of the scandal in the postoffice de
partment is proceeding as rapidly as pos
sible, and it is expected that when Post
master General Payne returns, in a week
or ten days, matters will be in such shape
that the report of the inspectors dan ba
laid before him, together with the recom
mendation of Elourth Assistant Postmas
ter General Bristow, under whose direc
tion the inquiries are being conducted.
The matter to which the inspectors ara
giving their greatest attention is the old
rural mall box scandal, which extends
over a period of some years, and which
has been brought to the attention of the
postmaster general from time to time
and on two occasions aired in congress.
The present investigation promises to ba
more thorough and searching than any
made previously, and the decision of the
postmaster general will end once for all
this scandal.
I n regard to charges that Superinten
dent Machen violated regulations of the
service in ignoring his superior officials
in the transaction of business with me m
bers of congress and in going over the
heads of his superiors in securing an in
crease of salary. Mr. Payne will naturally
have to be guided in large measure by
his own knowledge of the circumstances
and what he can learn personally. This
latter is conceded to be a difficult mat
ter to investigate and still more difficult
to prove and those who desire to see
Mr. Machen end his connection with the
postoffice department place their main
dependence in the investigation now in
progress to determine irregularities in
the conduct of the free delivery division.
The inspectors are also investigating
the affairs of the salary and allowance
division, but little interest centers in that
portion of their work-as Superintendent
Beavers has already resigned and hia
successor will be appointed soon after
Postmaster General Payne's return.
Application Presented to Parlia
f meatCapital StocJ? &y^ '*
/: - ~ at $7f,0OO.'00O. - V
Special to Tie Journal. ' * " -$
Ottumwa, Iowa, March 2S.Formal ap-*
plication of the Grand Trunk Pacific rail-
way was presented to parliament yestcr-"
day. The capital of fixed at $75,000,000.
A Suburb of Cleveland Has a Warm
Time With Some Little
Bloodshed. '
Cleveland, March 28.A desperate battle
was fought early to-day between three
robbers on one side and officers and citl
zens on the other at Bedford, a suburb, re
sulting in the death of one of the rob
bers and the wounding and capture of an
other. Many shots were exchanged befora
the fleeing men were finally brought to
Very late last night three masked mem
entered the town of Garrettsville, twenty
five miles east of Cleveland, seized thai
night policeman and bound and gagged!
him. The officer was' then marched to
the postoffice, where he was compelled to
witness an attempt to.blow open the safe
by the marauders. They finally, after
working some time, gave up the job
without securing anything of value.
They then entered the store of F. E*
George, where they secured a small sum
of money. Later they stole a horse and
buggy and drove to Ravenna, where they,
boarded a Cleveland'& Pittsburg freight
train for Cleveland.
Meantime, the authorities had been
aroused at both Ravena and Garretsville.
Telegrams were sent to Bedford and when
the train arrived there a number of deputy
sheriffs and a posse of citizens were on
hand, armed, with guns and revolvers.
The three burglars jumped from the train
as it drew up to the station. They Imme
diately drew their revolvers and a running
fight began. The robbers fired rapidly
as they ran toward an open field, while
the officers and posse poured in volley,
after volley upon them, _ ^.^
Finally one of the pursued men dropped jj
to the ground dead. A second was so "
badly woundedd that he left a trail of bloodj
in his footsteps and soon threw up hia
hands in surrender. The third man
escaped. The men have not yet been
identified. None of the officers or citi
zens were injured. _
Senator Silva Thinks the Treaty Is
Confusing. * \
New York, March 28.Senator Silva, f
secretary of the Cuban senate, who has J
been an advocate of the treaty of reciproc- *
ity with the United States, is quoted as -
saying, according to the Havana corre
spondent of the Tribune:
"I am inclined to the belief that the bes$
thing would be to disapprove the treaty,
then negotiate another. The amendments
seem confusing to all of us. W e have con
fidence in President Roosevelt but fear
the amendments are in such shape that
to make a new treaty is preferable.
Pittsburg, March 28.Williani N. Frew, just
returned from New York, gives out a statement
to the effect that Andrew Carnegie had author-,^
ized him as a trustee of the institution, to an--'S
nounce that he would give an additonal $1,560,^'^
000 for the purpose of enlarging and extendingftp
the Carnegie library In this city. Mr. CarnegW"J|i
announced to Mr. Frew that he might as well^
make his gift a round $5,000,000. He will also ^S
build a branch library In the East
$150,000, work to be started at once.1
London, March 28.Spencer Brothers, the' well ''B
known aeronauts, are engaged in the construe-:t#
tlon of a hew navigable balloon for which they'll
are using a tweoty-four-horse power motor. Ttild.jS
Rives an indicated speed of twenty-five miles an^ %
hour, and so, with a breeze of thirty-fire milev^i
an hour lu thv same direction, they say, it ia'j|
,mlte probable that Londoners will this yeat "3
see an airship rushing overhead at the rate t
'_ 1 tlxt^ mile* an hour*
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