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New YorK central secures control 0'
the Boston and Albany.
A Die Step Forward In the Project of the
New York Central Management to Acquire
an Ocean to Ocean System?Lease
Is For 099 Years?A Guaranteee of
Eight Per Cent, to the Stockholders.
New 1'oEKCiTr (Special).?The New York
Central Railroad has obtained control and
practical ownership of the Boston & Albany
ystem, and the direction of its new possessions
under the Centrai's management
will begin at once.
The deal is entirely the work of William
K. Vanderbilt, who, for months before he
went to Europe, was quietly pushing the
scheme, and even during his absence was
fcept Informed of every move.
(He ha9 quietly engineered one of the great- |
est railroad deals of the times.)
The story was told officially a3 follows: J
"At a meeting of the Board of Directors
of the New York Central and Hudson River
Bailroad Company the lease of the Boston |
and Albany Railroad Company to the New
York Central and Hudson River Railroad
Company for a period of 999 years was
unanimously passed, and President Calla- |
way has been notified that similar action I
has been take:: by ihe Boston and Albany
The statement was issued after the Central
directors had been in session In the
board room In the Grand Central Station.
There were present: W. K. Va nderbilt, J.
Plerpont Morgan, Frederick Vanderbilt, E
V. \V. Rosslter, C. C. Clark and H. G. Hayden.
The only opposition to the scheme came
entirely froai some of -the 5508 stockhold
ers of the Boston & Albany road wno oe- |
lleved that the earnings of th e road for the j
last twenty-five years en titled tbem to be
guaranteed, at least, a te n per cent, yearlj
dividend on the $25,0 CO,000 capitalization
In case the deal should go through.
The proposition of the Central's directors
to guarantee the payment of an eight
per cent, dividend for 999 years was finally
accepted, and the lease was drawn anil
[>assed as correct by the lawyers represent*
ng the different interests before it was
Anally submitted to the directors ot both
roads. Reports were read at tho meeting
from a committee which had inspocted the
rolling stock and examined the financial
condition ot the Boston k Albany road,
and they were highly satisfactory.
The actual transfer by leaso to the New
York Central on the part of the Boston &
Albany turns over tho main line of the
road from Boston to Albany and all branch
lines, the whole comprising 333 miles of
Other contemplated deals w^re spoken
of in Wali street, In which the Vanderbllts
Intend to extend their grip on the railroad
system of the country. The roads which,
It is said, they are seeking to control are
the Boston & Maine. Baltimore & Ohio,
Fltchburg, Delaware & Hudson and Northwest-Union
Pacific. It is expeeted that it
will not be long before the announcement
will be made that the Vanderbllt system
extends from ocean to ocean.
Leading Dealers In Iowa Unite to Control
the Badness of the Slate.
Des Hoineo. Ia. (Special).?Representatives
of about a dozen of the leading wholesale
grocery houses of Iowa met here a few
days ago and started the formation of a
gigantic combine. The chief aim of the
combination, which will begin by buying
California canned goods, salmon, cereals,
syrups and a few otherstaples in commou,
Is to keep Iowa trade for Iowa jobber?.
The plan Is to organize a corporation
with sufficient capital to transact an enormous
merchandise brokerage business, with
headquarters in New York or Chicago. Colonel
Letts will be the head of the concern.
President Letts stated that the result o(
organization would be to reduce prices to
the consumer and keep hundreds of thousands
of dollars in Iowa every year that
would otherwise go to other States.
Minnesota Urocers comitine.
Chicaoo (Special).?A combination similar
to that recently organized by Iown
jobbers has been formed by some of the
prominent wholesale grocers In Minnesota
for tne purpose of buying goods in iari;o
quantities and lhu9 placing themselves in
a better position to compete with Chicago
Tragic Sceno at the African Methodist
Episcopal Conference In Atlantic City.
Atlantic Citt, N. J. (Special).-The uncertainty
of life wub demonstrated to n
large congregation of members of St
James's African Methodist Episcopal
Church, when the Rev, Joseph S. Thompson,
of Macedonia Church, Camden, wustricken
in the presence of the audlenct
and the assomblod clergymen of the Camden
District of the New Jersey African
Methodist Episcopal Conference.
Mr. Thompson, who was a man of about
sjxty-flve years, had been suffering from
heart trouble for some time, and heart
disease was pronounced the cause of his
sudden death.
Landed From tlie Sfax at Qalberon, oa
tlie Breton Coast.
Besses, Franco (By Cable).?Captain
Dreyfus has arrived here. Ho was lauded
from the Sfax at Quiberon and Immediately
took a special train for Rennes.
It Is said that the Government had advices
from the Azores, when tho Sfax
passed Fayai, tbat tho health of Dreyfus
was precarious. This Is held in some
quarters to explain the anxiety to prevent
the public seeing him,
Prominent People.
President McKinley's hour for rising is
8.30, and invariably he is up at that time.
Richard Thompson, ex-secretury or rao
Navy, and the oldest living ex-Cabinet officer,
is iu good health and has just celebrated
his ninetieth birthday at Terre
Haute, Ind.
Congressman Ke'.charn, of New York, has
a strange hobby. He is an amateur lightnlBg
calculator, and nothing so delights
him as to ongage with his friends in a
contest of that nature.
In President-elect Hadley, Yale athletics
will probably find a good friend, for he has
always been devoted to suoh sports, and iu
his younger days was the holder oi one or
two very good running records. (
Pen New Reg-iments of Infantry to
Ba Raised Immediately.
Recruiting Stations to Be Established AH
Over the Country to Secure Men
For Service in the riUltpiiinee.
j Washington*, D. C. (Special).?The im
mediate organization of ten volunteer inI
fantry regiments, aggregating 14,000 of'
fleers and men, for service In the Philippines
was directed by the President a few
days ago, and the formal orders establishing
the new commands and regulating the
recruiting were issued from AdjutantGeneral
Corbin's office. Headquarters
for the new regiments will be distributed
In various parts of the
country, with a view to give each
section an opportunity for representation,
and these headquarters will be maintained
until General Otis needs reinforcements,
the commands In the mean time beiag
brought to a bich standard of efficiency
through drill3, garrison duty, marches and
target practice. The enlisted men will be
recruited at the seventy Regular Army
stations for the period ending Juno 30,
1902, "unless sooner discharged."
BThe regimental officers will come for the
mo3t part from commissioned officers of
the Regular service who showed special
aptness for cojnmand in the war with
Spain, and in a few case3 from among recently
discharged volunteer officers who
distinguished themselves last summer. The
selection of company officers will be practically
limited to those who saw service in
Cuba,Porto Rico or the Philippines,and they
will be distributed among the States in
proportion to the representation of such
states in. congress. iue re^iujouis win im
numbered from the Twenty-sixth United
States Infantry Voiunteers to the Thirtyfifth
inclusive, this device avoiding the
I possibility of confusion with the regular
Infantry, regiments, which are twenty-five
in number.
I The Twenty-sixth Regiment will be assembled
as rapidly as recruited at Plattsburg
Barracks, New York, under the command
of Colonel Edmund Rice, now
junior major in the Third Infantry
and brevet lieutenant-colonel.
Another of the ten regiments will be commanded
by Captain Jame3 S. Pettit, First
Infantry, who organized and commanded
j the Fourth Immunes, which served at
Santiago, and after garrisoning 3Ianzanilio
was mustered out of the service at
| Camp Meade in June.
| Tale and Harvard Men to Couipet* Against
English University Athletes.
New York City (Special).?Among the
passengers who sailed on the American line
steamship St. Louis for England were the
Harvard-Yale athletes, who are to compete
against the pick of the athletes from Oxford
and Cambridge universities on July
22, at Queen's Ground, London. There
was a large number of personal friends of
the athletes present to see them off.
The make-up of the Yale-Harvard team
is as follows:
One-hundred yard dash?F. A. Blount,
Yale; C. Dupee, Yale; J. T. Roche, Harvard,
and F. J. Quintan, Harvard.
Quarter-mile rua?D. Boardman and T.
R. Fisher, both of Yale.
Half-mile run?T. E. Burke, Harvard,
and J. P. Adams. Yale.
Mile nin?C. B. Spitzer and P. Smith,
both of Yale.
Three-mile run?H. P. Clarke and H. W.
Foote, Doth of Harvard, and C. K. Palmer,
Broad jump?C. D. Daly and J. T. Harrington,
both of Harvard.
Weights?W. A. Boal and H. J. Brown,
both of Harvard.
High jump-A. N. Rice and C. 31. Rotch,
both of Harvard.
Hurdles?F. Z. Fox and J. W. Hallowell,
of Harvard, and W. 31. Fincke, of Yale.
The Pastor of President Grant Explrei
From Pneumonia at Saratoga.
Saiiatoga, N. Y. (Special).?Bishop John
P. Newman, of the Methodist Episcopal
Church, an intimate friend and for several
years the pastor of the late President
Grant, died here a few days ago. Bishop
Newman had been In failing health for a
year. The Immediate cause of death was
mU? -AnflAUn.
pUQUIUUUlil. AUO iJi3uup uotuiuo '.-yujuiwu;
before bis death and recognized his wlf?
eishop john" P. newman.
who was prostrated at his beside. Mrs. '
U. S. Grant. Mrs. F. D. Grant and other*
arrived at the scene a moment or so later.
John P. Newman was born in New YorkCity
on September 1. 1826. He was for several
years pastor of the Metropolitan M. E
Church, Washington, and chaplain of th?
United States Senate^rom 1869 to 1874. H?
was appointed Bishop at the General Con
ference in 1888.
Many Acre* of Land and Millions Are Inrolved
in the Transactions.
Pittsbduo, Penn. (Special).?One of the
largest coal deals ever mads along th?
Monongahela River has been closed. Th<
deal Involves about $1,200,000 cash and 10,
000 acres of coal, extending from RIce'e
Landing to Big Whiteley Creek, Greene
The purchasers are Fayette County capl
talists, but it is said tbat an Eastern syndi J
cate is behind the deal. The same persons
bought a block of 4950 acres of coal on the
Fayette side of the river for $400,000 ca9h
and have just secured 2000 acres on th?
'ireene County side.
Frost Dwni?s;eB Main* Crops.
The low lands in the region surrounding
Norway, Me., have been visited by a frosl
and the tender crops suffered to a con9ld
arable extent.
The Drouth Broken lu New Mexico.
The long ana disastrous drouth has beer
effectually broken by good rains ovei
nearly all sections of New Mexico. Witt
few exceptions, however, the rainfall wa.<
far from sufficient for the best improve
ment of crops, especially so over the cen
tral mesas, where the showers were light
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uui, generany spoasiuK, cuuu^u uu musu
to make a decide 1 improvement in th?
prospers of later crops.
Agricultural Outlook Favorable.
In agricultural linos the outlook, 3ay.?
Bradstreet's, though somewhat irregular
la in the main favorable.
Senator Bate, of Tiinne?seo, in an interview
at Fresno, Cal., ha3 declared against
Emperor '.Villiam of Gormany ha3 conferred
the rank of Count upon Minister ol
Foreign Affairs von But low.
General !.Iilcs Is of tho oniniontli.it the
automobile will largely displace horses in j
uruiy upuEUiiuiis tu uo iuiuiu.
The Prluce of Wales walks regularly
every (lay, and has become an advocate of
golf, which obliges him to exerclso stll
Geueral Irving Hale holds the record of
the best average ever attained at Wost
Point, and is one of the best marksmen In
the armv. ?
She Says He Has Aged Greatly, But
His Health is Satisfactory.
Mine. Dreyfus I*sae* From the Cell In a
State of Collapse?He Appear* to Have
Lost the Free Use or LanRaaffe?Attributes
His Condemnation to AntiJewish
Feeling?His Composure.
Rennes, France (By Cable).?Captain
I Dreyfus was safely lodged in the Military
Prison here and three hours later his deI
voted wife wa9 admitted to his cell. Maie.
Dreyfus was allowed to exceed her visit of
I one hour by fifteen minutes, and although
she is only authorized to see her husband
three times a week, she was allowed the
first day to visit him again in the afternoon.
The Governor of the prison sent Mme*
Dreyfus the news of the arrival of her husband,
and she immediately went to the
Governor and asked permission to see the
prisoner. Leave being granted, the faithful
wife entered the prison almost unobserved,
and was conducted to cell No. 830,
accompanied by JIuie. Havet.
The meeting between the long-parted
husband and wife can better be imagined
than described. Naturally it was most
touching. Roth Dreyfus and his wife were
deeply affected. They remained long
Ciaspeu iu eucu otuer s unus, iwurs uuu
smiles Intermingling with tender endearments.
Mme. Dreyfu9 issued from the prison in
a state ot collapse. She found her husband
much aged, with beard and hair whitened
and body shrank and stooped. Sue said
i''! Hi'
ni-Dxitv ncrvrrra ivn wrs
vai xaiii i/ituii wu ui'fc' ?*?
(Tha famous prisoner has left this terrible j
solitary confinement he Is temporar
Dreyfus Knew nothing of the ovents of the
last two years.
The weeping wife acknowledged the
courtesy with which she had been treated.
The gendarme who was ordered to be
present at the Interview carried out instructions
and kept at a discreet distance.
Captain Dreyfus is weak, bent, and a prematurely
blanched old man, who has lost
the use of words, or at any rate, of sentences.
Since four years he has not been
allowed to speak to" any one and nls brain
is in a measure paralyzed.
It is thought that little by little, with enforced
rest in prison and the visits, few
though they are, which he will be allowed
to receive, the exact meaning of words will
come back to him.
On the third visit to her husband Mme.
Dreyfus found him much better. He received
her with smiles Instead of tears.
Overdoses of quinine while In Devil's Island
left him with a serious indigestion. He
expresses himself convinced that he will
be acquitted.
Captain Dreyfus Is credited, on good
authority, wltn the following utterance:
"My condemnation and sentence were the
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eymooi 01 anii-uewisu uuiulu. mj juu#m
were Involuntarily deceived. May my undeserved
expiation put an end to ail racial
or religious feuds in the army and in that
France which I liavo passionately loved and
Mme. Dreyfus has tbe uniform fher husband
wore at the time of his public degradation,
with the gold lace restored which
was torn from the uniform.
The prosecution has cited thirty-seven
witnesses to appear in the Dreyfus courtmartial
Commander of the French Cruller Prai?ea
HI* Self-Control.
Paris (By Cable).?Captain Cofflnteres
de Nordeck, commander of tiw French
cruiser Sfax, which brought Captain Dreyfus
to France, says tbat he was struck by
the immense power of solf-control displayed
by Dreyfus durlns tbe voyage. The
prisoner's nttituded throughout was "one
of Irony and disdain."
Captain Dreyfus was ignorant of the fact
tbat a new court-martial awaited blm and
remained in ignorance during tbe first part
Whan hm w;l? flnflll y in
formed, not a muscle of his fuce moved.
He merely said: "I baye no ill-will toward
anybody. I shall be glad to re-enter the
army, which I have never ceased to love."
He did not allude to the subject again
during the voyage. Most of the time he
passed In reading.
Fifteen Fcrimt Drowned in Wales.
Fifteen persons were drowned a few days
ago in a boating accident at Pwiihell, Carnarvonshire,
Loving Cnp For SI. Cambon.
President McKinley presented to the
French Ambassador, M. Cambon, at Washington,
a superb loving cup in recognition
of the Ambassador's friendly services in
the negotiations which restored peace between
the United States and Spain.
Spain'* Army Budget Decreased.
The Minister of War, General Polavleja,
after a prolonged conference with t!ae
Premier, Senar Sllvela, at Madrid, Spain,
consented to reduce the budget estimate
of the strength of the active army from
107,000 to 30,000.
Xewjjr Gleanings.
Considerable progress has been made
with the rebuilding of Khartoum.
Iowa's Attorney-General advised the
County Attorneys tu proceed against the
The mint at Car9on City, Col., Is to be
j closed, and a Government assay office will
taice us ptace.
for the first timo since 1970 the Vatican
party has obtained a majority In Borne in
the municipal elections.
Indiana has a union of literary clubs,
which has just held its tenth State convention
in Terre Haute. Its membership consists
largely of teachers in colioges, public
schools and Sunday-schools.
ilncatu im rcvAO ri r>ono
L-? l_/-\ I II I 11 I I
Thousands of Miles of Farming- Land
Under Water.
Millions of Dollars In Property Destroyed
Over Two Tltcmanri Wajou Iload
Bridges Washed Away.
Austin', Texas (Special).?Heavy rains
have eaused great floods in central aud
southern Texas. The floods have inflicted
loss and damage aggregating hundreds of
thousands of dollars to the agricultural
Interests, as well as caused tlie loss of
many lives. It is tlie most remarkable
period of weather ever recorded in Texas.
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lUOSOi Ul WiiLOl OJ IQUU9 ItUUl IU-5 t4UJ.hu.
ceutral part of the State to the Gulf, a distance
of 300 miles and mora, and witli an
average width of about sevetity-flve miles.
The suffering of the people In the inaccessible
localities, who are completely cat off
f om communication with the outside
rorld, must bo severe. Every possible
effort is being mad9 to rescue the unfortunate
men, Avomen, and children thus situated.
Railroad officials can do nothing to improve
the situation. Many costly bridges
have been swept away, among them being
that of the Missouri. Kansas and Texas
Road over Little Brazos River. All traffic
ovar that division has beeu suspended.
Freight and passenger business Is at a
standstill, and In addition to the actual
losses by washouts, the daily loss of earnings
aggregates an enormous sum.
Arrivals from Chapel Hill state that
scores of houses have passed down the
Brazos River, near there. The dead bodle3
of hundreds oi cattle, horses ami other
livestock have also passed. Judging from
the number of residences In the river there
must hav? beeu much destruction of property
at points above there.
The earlier reports of heavy loss of life
In Robertson County caused by a meeting
\ jpr
5 nr?T nv t?fvtt.'S t*t.4\-t>
irison forever, and a3 the result of his long,
ily bereft of the free use of speech.)
of the waters of rtbe Brazos and Little Bra-(
zos Rivers have been confirmed. Tba information
received here from Calvert, which
is in the midst of the scene of destruction,
is meagre, but is to the effect tbat over seventy
people are missing. Somebodies have
been recovered. Tbe floods of the two
rivers came up so suddenly that the nezroes
living between tbe water courses had no
opportunity of escaping. They wero caught
in a trap and drowued.
It is estimated tbat over 2000 wagon road
bridges have been washed away in the
countries comprising the flooded district.
The loss from this source alone is very
heavy. In some counties as many as 200
bridges are gone. It Is roughly estimated
that tbe floods have caused loss to crops
and railroad property to the amount of
$4,500,000, but when tbe waters subside it
may be found that the loss will exceed tbe
present estimate many hundred thousand
of dollars.
It is the first time in the history of Texas
that all the railroads in the State have
been practically tied up on account of
floods. T.'iere are a few lines in tbe northern
part of the State tbat are still uninterrupted,
but on all the principal roads traffic
is completely suspended. Many costly
steel bridges, long stretches of trestle
work, and scores of miles of track and
roadbed are washed away. When tbe
waters subside, it will take the roads several
weeks to make tbe repairs.
Non-Union Segroen Tuun Revenge For an ,
Attack 011 Tliem.
Cabbondale, 111. (Special).?Union Clty^
a small town bnilt and occupied by nniou
miners near here, was burned after a battle
between the uuion men and imported
negro miners who were dred upon at Fredouia.
Seeking revenge fjrthe killing of a woman
and the woundiug of twenty men in
their party, the negroes raided Union City
at midnight. They opened Are on the
homes of the union men. The latter
promptly replied. The battle lasted until
the union miners were driven from their
homes and took refuge in a clump of timber
close to the village.
The non-union men at once applied the
torch and the village wa3 destroyed. The
negroes then advanced on the wpods,
where the union miners were concealed,
and until daylight a fusillade was kept up
between the factions. No lives were lost in
the enRagement. Reinforcements went to
the aid of the union miners.
I Maine Monument to Maine Victlma.
A movement has just been started a*
Portland, Me., for the erection of a monu'
ment to the memory of the men who lost
their lives on the battleship Maine.
Summit Swept by Fire.
A Are occurred at Summit, S. J., which
resulted in the destruction ot $150,000
worth of property in the very heart of the
towc. The structures destroyed include
tbe Agate block, eight otbor buildings in
Union avenue, a grain storage elevator anil
a number of barns. As a result of the tiro
forty-three families are homeless.
Spaniard* Kill Councillors.
At tbe opening of tbe Municipal Ccunci!
at Badolona, Spain, a crowd assembled
outside the building, tired on the Councillor?,
killing three and wouuding nine of
Tlie National Gau?e.
Burkett still leads the St. Louis team in
Washington and Chicago are the two
League teams without a left-handed
The release of Catcher Kittridge by the
Louisville Ciub comes in the nature of a
Kelly, of Hartford, now leads the Eastern
League with the stick, having an average
of .407.
PUclier Maul, of the Brooklyn*, is at his
horn* la Philadelphia trying to get into
| condition. It is reported that he has
agread not to draw salar/ until he is able
I to earn It. ...
li/!f- r -J L.. U..-I i ?_ A J
vvue, rorceu uy nusDana 10 Asceno
Alone, is Nearly Killed.
The Man Refilled to Ascend at the Last
Moment?The Woman Could Not Detach
the Paracliate?Crowds Saw Her
Strangle and Heard Her Cries For Aid,
Bat Coald Not Help Her.
Trot, N. Y. (Speclal).?-DeUa Lockhart
and husband, ProIe39or Lockhart, of New
York City, were engaged to make two
balloon ascensions at Albla Grove a few
days ago. 'When the time came Lockhart
was In no condition to make the ascent. A
strong wind made the feat a most dangerous
undertaking. A large crowd assembled
to see the asoenslon and would not be
satisfied unless some one went up.
Mrs. Lockhart, who is not more than
twenty-one years old, never had made an i
ascension alone, but her husband Insisted 1
that she take the trip, and the result was
disastrous. The brave little woman protested,
but just before nightfall she took
her scat and the balloon was cut loose. It
was not properly inflated, neither were the
ropes adjusted as they ought to have been.
The hot air was not sufficient to carry the
balloon above the tree tops, and the worn- i
an was carried by the strong wind rapidly i
through tree tops, which tore her clothing 1
and flesh. There was a wild shout from
th? people as she went up, but when they
saw her being dragged through the trees
and heard her calls for help, a hush fell j
over the crowd.
She was quickly carried from the view of i
those assembled 'In the grove. She was ' ,
taken out over the town of Brunswick,
more than a mile from the point of starting,
before the end came. The woman had
made desperate eflfsrts to freq, the parachute,
but the ropes were so arranged that
she could not get them loose. j !
She managed to cut one rope, but her
strength failed and she could not loosen
the other. She clung to the ropes with all
her strength as she was carried into the :
country. At times the balloon would come |1
close to the ground, and then the wind 1
would take It up again. Many of the hor- 1
ror-strlcken persons in the crowd at the <
park followed the woman to give aid. t
The balloon camo in contact with some i
telegraph wires when near the summer
home of W. C. Geer In Brunswick. The t
wires held tho balloon, but it swayed from t
one side of the road to the other, dragging z
the woman with it. All the time she called <
plteously for help. <
Soon the wind forced the ropes apart, $
ar.d down name the bravo little woman i*to i
the middle of the road. Sh&.was picked j
up, unconscious, and carried to a neighboring
house. It was more than an hour
before Drs. Wheeler and McCiiesney could
restore her to consciousness. She complained
of great pains in her back, feet and
arms. Her injuries are not serious.
While Mrs. Lockbart was making her
perilous journey her husband remained at
the grove. Word was sent to him that his j
wife had been injured, and he was driven |
to the scene. Her salutation was: "I hope
you are satisfied now." ' I
Rebel* Ad ranee Acatiitt American Troops
at San Fernando.
Manila (By Cable).?The rebel3 made a
demonstration at 6an Fernando a few days >
ago. They took advantage of the darknana
nn>4 ?n In a rnnff a ? onllir a rr n { n f" f Kd
UCJO nuu XUiU IU Uitiao u sunj a^umdk kuu : ?
north line, seemingly for the purpose of e
annoying the Americans, as they failed to I
push their attack. The American loss was
a private of the Seventeenth Regiment c
killed and four men wounded. J
The firing began at 10 o'clock, and the J
rebels expended quantities of ammunition. 1
,111 the troops hastened to the trenches in s
I expectation of a general attack. The Sev- 1
enteenth Regiment, the Twelfth Regiment,
and the Iowa Regiment participated in the t
engagement, but did not advance beyond 3
outposts. After an hour the Filipinos fired 3
rockets, apparently as a signal to cease t
firing, but there were scattering shots all
night long, which kept the Americans un- f
der arms. n
The enemy's loss could not be ascer- [
talned, but was probably small. q
KebellOutbreak in ?xro?. 3
Manila (By Cable).?News has been re* 3
ceived here of an outbreak in the Island of f
Negros Incident upon the departure of the
California Regiment for home. Some j
hostile natives, seeing a company of sol- [
diers at one of the small posts preparing to n
depart, thought the Americans were evacu- i
atinstha island, and a party of 250 rebels, ! t
mostly bolomen, attacked toe troops ana j =
killed one man and wounded another belonging
to Company ?. The Filipinos
were easily driven off.
Professors of the University of Chicago
Can Express Their Opinions. "
Chicago, 111. (Special).?At a meeting of
representative members of the Faculty,
Board of Trustees, and alumni of the University
of Chicago, a resolution was (
adopted declaring unequivocally against t
any restriction on the public ut- | 2
terHnces of the professors or other fi
Individuals officially connected with the
institution. At the same time, however, j
the resolution makes it plain that the r
university cannot be responsible for the a
public expression of oplQlon by members t
of its Faculty, and that such utterances 1
represent the sentiment of the Individual
This action was the result of a speech r
delivered by one of the professors at an
anti-expansion meetingsome days ago. . ?
Transvaal House Adopts Partial Plan o*
Reform. }
Pbetobu, South African Ropublic (By 1
Cable).?The Volksraad, by 14 to 13 votes>.
aas decided to give an additional member C
for Pretoria and for each district having 1
only one member now. *
At the opening of the Raad, President 3
Kruger, while urging members to stand .
firm on the question of independence of the a
South African Republic, submitted his t
scheme of additional representation for r
the gold fields. He suggested the appoint*
ment of a commission bj the Raad to confer
with the Executive on the question of 1
redistribution, but said it was useless to a
think: about a general scheme, because the ?
people were opposed to it. 11
Receiver For a Loan Anoclation.
United States Circuit Judge Allen has
appointed a receiver for the People's r
Building and Loan Association of Bloomington,
111. The assets of the association
aro $165,000 and the liabilities $213,000.
Improperly secured loans caused the re- \
ceivership. 0
Camp Meade Leased Until Jane 31, 1900. rc
Camp Meaio, near Harrisburg. Pean., Is 11
to be continued as a headquarters (or the
troops to be 9ont to the Philippines. The m
War Department has renewed a lease of ol
300 acres of the Young farms until March m
31, 1900. 9!
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Cycling Notes. 21
Long distance riding seems to have become
a fad. Every few days bring reports .
of cyclists riding 200 miles or more in record
time. a,
A crooked saddle has a bad effect upon ?i
tho steering, which is harmful. The saddle,
therefore, should be inspected from
time to time.
The operation of adjusting the Rears of
Ahe latest models of the chalnless requires ,
Jlttle, If any, more skill than the nice ad- ?
justment of the chain.
Middle-distance bicycle races promise to
be more numerous this season than before, oe
but, unlike previous years, these races are B
n ofon r rliUrfl finH nof t hd
MOIWCQU ?? ? ?- - - ? - JIJ
professions. . 1 liJ
Wailiinarton Itema.
Tlie coinage of the mints in the month of
Tune w.is valued at $10,478,903, of which
$8,159,630 was sold, $2,155,010 silver and
$164,255 minor.
Brlgadier'-General Harri9on Gray Otis
.vent to the White House a few days ago
ind remained with the President ? long
time. B.v invitation he took luncheon
svlth the President.
Jndge Walter 8. Cox. Justice of the
Supreme Court of the District of Columbia,
:aa tendered his resignation to the Presilent.
Justice Cox has been on the bench
lor more than twenty years, and his determination
to resign was prompted by his
ige, which exceeds seventy-two years.
3e presided at the trial of Guiteau, the
issassin of President Garfield.
The receipts of the United States Patent
Dfflce for the last fiscal year were $1,209,354,
which leaves a balance to the credit of
?ntanr f?mH /># <670 AHA rtrar Arnnn^l.
The French Ambassador, M. Cambon,
has returned from a trip to New England,
and called at the State Department to express
personally to Secretary Hay his
gratitude for the beautiful loving cup
which was presented to him as the gift of
:he Nation.
Mrs. Emma D. E. N. Southworth, authoress,
died at her home a few days ago,
after an Illness of several weeks. She had
lived tor many years a retired life in a picturesque
mansion of the old fashioned type,
located on a hill in West Washington,
overlooking the Potomac and the hills of
The dispatch boat Dolphin has left the
Washington Navy Yard with Mr. Charles
H. Allen, Assistant Secretary of the Navy,
for a cruise along tbe North Atlantic
Coast. She went out for the first time
under her new skipper, Lieutenant-Commander
W. H. H. Southerland, who commanded
the gunboat Eagle in the war
with Spain. Mr. Allen will make an inspection
of tbe various navy yards and
will be absent a month.
The Government deficit for the- last
Iscal year was 589,875,939.
During fcn electric storm near Ulysses,
Neb., Victor and Ira Dobson, John Amos,
Jr., and two unknown men were struck by
lightning and killed. The team they were
driving was also killed.
Willard Ellenburg, aged twenty-two
pear-1, who performed important services
n the war with Spain, died at his home in
Philadelphia. He was with the parties
rrho cut the cable At Cienfuegos and In
juantanamo Bay. While he was on board
:he Uarblehead he met with an accident,
irhich resulted Anally in his death.
Joseph Royka shot his wife and commlt;ed
suicide at Marshalltown, Iowa. Royka
ind his wife were married about two
xionths ago, and he had always been jeal)us
of her without cause. Royka before
ihootlng himself drank strychnine. Five
ihots took effect in the wife, three1 in the
Peter Yawgar, sixty years old, of Hamlen,
N. J., was found dead under a cherry
:ree near bis home. Yawger started to
sick the cherries and fell from the tree,
Sustaining injuries which resulted in his
Two young merchants. J. 31. Rogers and
Clinton" D. Wingflald, were murdered in
heir place of buslnesi at Camp Yerde,
Arizona. Two masked men entered the
itore and ordered Rogers and Wingfleld to
brow up their bands. They followed this
yith a volley of shots killing both mer:hants.
The shooting attracted neighbors,
ind the robbers fled without getting at
be safe, which contained a large sum of
Dr. Folsetter, 8tate Veterinarian, reurned
to Dallas, Texas, from Orange and
Jefferson Counties, where charbon is
tpidemic among horses. Hundreds of aninals
have died from the disease and hunIreds
more are afflicted with it. The disease
i3 spreading.
William Kelley, thirty-sis year3 old. shot
ind killed his wifo at Lowell, Mass. There
rero several witnesses to the shooting,
>ut no one made any attempt to arrest
ieiley or to follow him. Kelley, it is said,
fas angry because his wife would not live
vith him.
General H. G. Otl3, who recently reurned
from service in the Philippines,
aid inhn interview in Chicago that with
0,009 men the rebellion could be crushed
lefore another rainy season.
Dorothy Hoover, a daughter of John
loover, a wealthy farmer, was found dead
, few days ago in the parlor of the Hotel
[ellerman, at Holidaysburg, Penn. The
;lrl was to have been married, but her
over suddenly disappeared. When found
he was attired In what was to have been
tor wedding dress, and her betrothal ring
rus on her linger.
Eleven well-known citizens of Northvllle,
Ilcb., were arrested charged with attemptng
to lynch Thomas Evans, who was acused
of improper conduct with his stephildren.
After being actually hanged by
ho ueck, Evans was cut down and Anally
luded the would-be lynchers.
Olive Ohl, the youth who caused the colision
between a freight and passenger
ruin on the Little Schuylkill branch of the
leading Railway, which resulted in the
oss of two lives, was sentenced at Pottsllle,
Penn., to three years and three
aonrhs' imprisonment and to pay a fine
if $700.
In the House of Commons, London, the
Jovernmeut announced that It proposed
o pay the Royal Niger Company the sum
if $4,325,000 for the revocation of its character
and the surrender of all of its rights.
In the House of Commons, London, Mr.
rohn Dillon oDjected to the proposed expenditures
on the fortifications of Halifax
tud Bermuda, adding that be believed all
he West Indian Islands would soon beong
to the United States.
The treaty confirming the agreement
edlng the Caroline, Pelew and Marianne
slands to Germany, and the declaration
granting Germany the most favored treat ent
from July 1, were signed at Madrid,
Ipaia, by Premier Silvela and the German
embassador, Count von Radowitz.
German and American residents in the
'ransvaai have appealed to their consuls
or marines to be in readiness to protect
heir interests in case of hostilities.
It was officially announced at Coburg
rermany, that the Duke of Connaugbl
,nd his son, Prince Arthur, have renounced
heir claims to the succession of the Dukeom
of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. The Duk?
f Albany, now fifteen years old, son of th?
ate Prince Leopold, is therefore the heir,
,nd will go at once to Germany to finish
its education, preparatory tp entering tha
lerman army.
The jute spinning and weaving works at
Iremen, Germany, were burned a few days
go. Five large warehouses were detroyed.
It is believed that the Are was of
acendiary origin. 1
hey Can.*) From Germany in 1849 and
Settled in Baltimore.
The correspondent of Die NorJcleutsche
llgemeino Zeltuog, published at Berlin,
rermany, writing from Pforztielm, says
int be "bar learned tbat Admiral Kautz,
bo acted recently witb sucb promptness
i Samoa, comes from the Kautz family In
le village of Ispringeu.
The Admiral's father was a cabinet
aker and bad a small shop in the centra
[ the village. In 1840 tho Kautzs, father,
other and the boys?August and Albert?
nigrated to America and settled in Bnltiore.
Later Mr. Kautz started a big
rape farm, where ho planted tha first
erman grape vines in Ohio.
The two sons wore oducated in Germanmerican
schools. Both reached succes31
careers. August became Colonel of an
tillery regiment, while Albert was made
t Admiral
Chinese Papl^s Lead In Arithmetic.
The public school examinations this year
San Francisco, Cal., proved disastrous
about one-half tho pupils. The quesDns
wore much more dlffloult than usual
id the markings were rigid. The greatest
ircentage of failures occurred In arlthotio.
It Is a curious fact that the Cbin^e
hool leads In arithmetic. There is not a
sale failure on the list.
\ \
mi in conn
The International Council Held in
London Was a Brilliant Success.
The Council Represents at L?att 5,000,000
of the Fair Sex?Delegates From the
United States?Member* lteari More
Than 400 Paper*?International Arbitration
One ot the Alms of the Council.
Londok (By Cable).?The International
Council of Women was a brilliant success.
Its sessions were held In the Convocation
Rail of the Church House. All the sessions
were well attended and the greatest
Interest was manifested in the proceed
lugs. The Council was in session nine days.
The Council was composed of delegates
from all ov er the world, who stood for at
'.east 5,000,000 of the gentler sex. At least
'wenty-six nations were represented, Including,
Incredible as It may seem, China,
Palestine and Persia. Among the de etjates
from the United States were Mrs.
Fannie Humphrey GafTney, M as Susan B.
Anthony, the Rev. Anna Howard Shaw and
Mrs. Felix Adler. Othor prominent delestates
included the Countess of Aberdeen, .
Baroness Alexandria Grlueuberg, of Finland;
Mme. du Portugall, of Italv; Frau
Marlenae Hainlsch. of Austria; Mile, da
Caju, of Belgium; Frau Hlerta, of Sweden;
Miss Mary Bohr, of India, and Dr. Cecilia
Grlerson, of the Argentine Republic. ' Various
women's organizations" were also
represented. Including-, the International
CJnion of Press Clubs. World's Woman's
Christian Temperance Union, Union Internationale
des Amis des Jeunes Filles, and
the General Federation of Women's Clubs.
The programme of the Council was
divided into five sections under the following
headings: Education, professions for
ffomen, legislative and industrial questions,
political worlc and social work. Each
section held two sessions daily, and at
these sessions one or more short papers
were read. The discussion was opened in
38cn case by invited speakers, and the remainder
of the time devoted to free discussion,
in which all who are present may
ioln. The languages used were French*
German and English, nt the discretion of
"he speaker. In all, about four hundred1
papers were read, embracing almost every
subject relating to the welfare of women
ind the race.
The Countess of Aberdeen, President of|
the Council, in her opening address, after
jordlal words of welcome, sketched the
iuties of the Council. She said interna-*
tional arbitration should ever be placed
forerost in its programme advocated the
sstabllshment of an international bureau
)f information regarding all that affects
women. Lady Aberdeen deprecated thai
'idea usually formed about women's congresses.
that they were bent upon devising
plans whereby women might be emancipated
from home duties, saying: "This
iongress holds fast to the belief that worn-'
m's first mission must be her home."
Miss Anthony in a short address on the
3rst day referred to an evening years ago
!n Liverpool, when she and Elizabeth Cady
Stanton met to pass the first resolution in
!avor of forming a National Women's Con erence.
Although the idea rose in America,
England took tiio lead in carrying it v
nto execution, as the first President was
Mrs. Henry Fawcett. Miss Anthony pro
/uneu muyuior uy remurh.iiiK: x uavo
lot yet given up my faith in men. I be'.ievo
they also have a great future, as well
as the women."
On the second day an Immense meeting,
attended by more than two thousand persons,
was held in Queen's Hall, the Coun:ess
of Aberdeen presiding, for the dlscus}lon
of a resolution proposed by Baroness
Ton Suttner, of Austria, calling upon the
International Council of Womea to do all
.n its power to advance the interests of in:ernational
arbitration. Letters were read
!rom Cardinal Gibbons, of the United
3tates; Cardinal Yaughan, of England, and
Cardinal Logue, of Ireland, all of
whom wrote strongly iu favor of the
resolution. Archbishop Irelan l was oue
)f the speakers and his addfess was rejeived
with much enthusiasm.
Two days later Queen's Hall was again
jrowded by a public meeting'convened by
the political section of the Council iu support
of the political enfranchisement of
women. The feature of the evening was a
striking speech by Miss Susan B. Anthony.
An interesting feature of the Council
was the social entertainments. Stafford
House was chosen for the official entertainment
of the delegates because of its
or oat- 'ilsfnrirt Infflrnif nnrl hv reiisnii of the
sympathy of tbo Duko and Duchess of
3u:herland with tbo Council an i its objects.
The bouse is truly palatini, with its
beautiful ball and great double stairway.
A.t the top of the first stalrLady Aberdeen,
( owned in black, received beside the beautiful
Duchess o( Sutherland, radiant in
white. Later on the famous Countess of
Warwick helped to receive.
Lord and Lady Battersea also entertained
the delegates at Surrey House; the Bishop
of London and Mrs. Crelgbton held a
garden party at Fulham Palace, as well a*i
Lady and Mrs. Leopold de Rothschild at
Gunnersbury Park, near London. There
were other entertainments held in honor
cf the delegates, which were well attended.
There was one event which cast a gloom,
over the Council. Miss Ellon C. Johnson,
Superintendent of the .Massachusetts
Women'j Reformatory Prison, died suddenly
from heart failure at tbe Loudon
residence of tbe Bishop of Jlocbester, tho
icignt uev. iia\rara stuart iatoor, v. u.,
where she was a guest. The deceased was
\ttended by Mrs. Dr. Barrows, of Boston.
Negroes Shot by Strikers.
While the train on the Illinois CentraJ
carrying a carload o? negroes Irom Pana
to Brush's Mines, one mile nortu of Cartervllle,
111., stopped at tin Fredonia
Mine, three miles northwest of Cartervilkg,
u large number of striking union miners,
opened fire on the negroe.*, killing a woman
and wounding about twenty other persons.
Before tbe bloody work could be carried
further the train'imlled out. aud when it
reached a point one mile north ot Brush's
Mines the negroes were unloaded and
marched across the couutry to their dea
A Bicyclist'* Extraordinary Ride.
On a specially constructed track aad
pacsd by a train on tho Long Islunl Rail
road a few day? ago, Gtiarles 31. Murpay,
of Brooklyn, went a tnilo on a bieycio in
57 4-5 seconds. Wnen ho Ilnished the race
he was in a demented condition, and regained
in that state for several minutes.
Ottawa GoTernment Sustained.
Tbe House of Commons at Ottawa. Ont.
was divided on the question of mismanagement
in the Yukon country. Th?
Amendment of Sir Charles Hibbert Tuppec
censuring the Government, however, was
defeated by 32 for to 32 against, a majorict^^flH
of 5U for th9 flovernmoat.

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