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Three Negroes Killed in Reprisal For
a Girl's Murder.
SEIZED MUSKETS FROM ARMORY
the Town in the Hands of an Armed
Mob ? Frenzied Over the Murder ol
a Girl?.Negro Population Fled In All
Directions ? Their Houses Burnet1
and Riddled With Bullets.
Tierce City, Mo.?For nearly fifteen
hours this town of 3000 people has
been in the hands of a mob of armed
whites, determined to drive every
negro from its precincts. In addition
to the lynching of William Godley, accused
of the wanton murder of Miss
Gazelle Wild and the shooting to
death of his grandfather, French Godley,
the mob cremated Peter Hampton,
an aged negro, in his home, set
the torch to the houses of five blacks,
and with the aid of State militia rifles,
stolen from the local company's arsenal,
drove dozens of negroes from
town.
Reckless firing broke several plate
glass windows and a train was fired
into. None of the passengers was
hurt. The local hardware stores sold
out their arms early. The mob was
composed of a thousand or more, and
no masks were worn. Thirty negx-e
families were driven from theii
houses.
After noon the excitement died
down, the mob gradually dispersing,
more from lack of negroes upon Whom
to wreak tueir hatred than for any
other cause. Every negro has left the
town except a few railway porters
known to be respectable, but these
must also leave.
It is now believed that the man,
William Godley, lynched, was not the
real culprit. A negro named Stark,
under arrest at Tulsa, Ind. Ter., across
the border from here, tallied exactly
with the description of the assailant.
He was held there awaiting identification.
Eugene Barrett, also known as Carter,
in a confession while a rope was
around his neck, accused Joe Lark, a
'Frisco railroad porter, of being implicated
in the crime, and Lark was
arrested at Springfield. Later Lark
??vii n rlotnilml sfntompnt ns tr? Ills
whereabouts Sunday, and he is not believed
to be guilty.
Oklahoma City, Okla. Ter.?William
Favers. the negro porter who is under
arrest here, accused of the murder of
Miss Wild at Pierce City, Mo., admits
that he was in Pierce City on Sunday,
but says he can prove his innocence
by Ave men. He says he was at the
station from 10.10, the time when the
"bob" train returned from Monnett,
urttil after the finding of the girl's
body.
Texas Negro Burned at the Stake.
Dallas, Tex.?A>f Wilder, a negro
charged with the murder of Mrs. Caldwell,
a Grayson County farmer's wife,
was burned at the stake near Red
Ranch.
NEW YORK POLICE UNDER FIRE.
Three "Tenderloin" Officials Held For
Neglect of Duty.
New York City.?As a result of the
Judicial iuquiry being carried on by
District-Attorney Pliilbin, Justice Jerome
and the officers of the Society
for the Prevention of Crime into the
conduct of the Police Department.
warrants were issued for the arrest
>f Wardman Glennon, Wardman
Dwyer and Sergeant Shields. All
these were connected with the West
Thirtieth street, or Tenderloin police
station, and' Shields was acting captain
while Captain Flood was on his
vacation this summer.
The warrants charge neglect of
duty. Glenuon and Dwyer were served
with warrants. Sergeant Shields,
hearing that a warrant had been issued
for his arrest, surrendered himself
to Justice Jerome, the warrants
being signed by that Magistrate.
Sergeant Shields told the reporter that
he had done his duty as a police officer,
and that if a warrant was out for
his arrest it was an outrage.
The three police officers were quickly
arraigned before Justice Jerome,
who held Glennon in the sum of
$3000, and the others in $2000 each
security being at once furnished.
EUROPE NEEDS AMERICAN WHEAT.
ihortARe of 368,000,000 Bushels to
Made Up In <I?e United States.
London.?The Mark Lane Express,
in summing up the crop situation,
says:
The best authorities estimate the
wheat crop of the United Kingdom
at 50,000,000 bushels; that of France
at 300,000,000 bushels; and the crops
of Belgium and Holland at 40,000,000
bushels, a total of 390,000,000 bushels
1U1 IUC (jicai ? IICUI 1UI[7U1 IILS^ Ult'il Ul
Northwestern Europe, which needs
664,000,000 bushels.
America, with home wants not ex
ceeding 400.000,000 bushels, has 675,
000,000 bushels, and is, therefore, able
to deal with the (Jeticit single-handed.
Accused of Counterfeiting'
Secret Service agents have arrested
three men at San Francisco, Cal., cn
the charge of passing notes printed
from the stolen plates of the defunct
State Bank of New Brunswick. N. J.
They are Frank J. Perry, Win. HogaD
and E. W. Smith. Perry gave the information
on which Hogan and Snitb
were taken.
Moit Elastic Charter in Insistence.
Publication cf recently passcC
special acts by Legislatures at Bridgeport,
Conn., reveals the fact that the
International Power Company has
been granted a charter to do everything
lawful anywhere in the world
The capital stock is $5,000,000 witb
authority to increase it to $230,0J0
000.
Boys Stoned Companion to Death.
Fcr.r Kokonio, Ind., bey a, all undei
IUII ji'uia um, ?uv uuuci an cat LUI
s;oning a companion to death.
The Corn Crop Slioi-tage.
There is a growing belief tliat the
shortage in the coru crop, though seri
r.xzs, will not be as large as indicated
by recent reports, ami that its mi
favorable business effects will bt
greatly modified by big wheat ant
coarse forage crops, by higher conprices
and by the improved tinaueia.
condition in which several years of
prosperity have left the farmers ol
the West.
Austria and Mexico Friendly.
Austria and Mexico have resumed
diplomatic relations after twentv-om
years.
RUPTURE WITH THE PORTE
The French Ambassador Breaks Ofl
Diplomatic Relations.
51. Constans Accuses the Sulrttn of Duplicity?TurkUh
Ambassador Itemalus
In Paris at His Post.
Constantinople. Turkey.?The French
Ambassador. M. Constans, lias given
notice to the Sultan's First Secretary
that all diplomatic relations between
France and Turkey are broken off.
and that the Ambassador has informed
his Government to this effect.
M. Constans communicated direct
with the Sultan because the latest negotiations
were transacted with the
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OUUilU JJClSUUilllJ .
The Ambassador justified his action
on the ground that the Sultan broke
his direct, personal promise, given to
M. Constans, at an audience in the
Yildiz Palace, regarding the purchase
of the quays and the settlement of
the disputed French claims. The Foreign
Minister also gave formal assur
f\\u.
OF TT^'
(The French Ambassador accuses him ol
duplicity in diplomatic negotiations.)
ances that the agreement would be
carried out, so, iu view of this double
breach of faith. M. Constaus holds
that it is impossible for France to
continue diplomatic relations with
Turkey.
FRENCH STATEMENT OF THE CASE.
Abdul Humid Accused of Duplicity Id
Dealing AVith M. Constans.
Taris, France.?A high official of
the Foreign Office said that the exact
situation at Constantinople is as follows:
"The Sultan, at the last audience
which he granted to M. Constans, the
French Ambassador, agreed to send
the latter the same or ou the following
day a document giving complete satisfaction
to France regarding the
claims of French citizens in the matter
of the quays, iu accordance with
the terms arranged between the ?ultan
and M. Constans verbally. Instead
of doing this the Sultan sent M.
Constans a document in which the
terms differed essentially from those
arranged at the audience. Thereupon
M. Constans declined to negotiate
any further or to hold other communications
with the Forte, and referred
the matter to the French Foreign
Office. As the matter stands relations
between M. Constans and the
Porte are broken off. but France and
Turkey arc still in diplomatic relations
through the Turkish Ambassador
at Paris.
"Tf tho Snlt.in ilnos tint k-opn thp
promises which he made at the last
audience," continued the official, "we
shall have to recall M. Constans and
send the Turkish Ambassador his
passports."
Replying to a question, the Foreign
Office official Said:
"No naval action on the part of
France has yet been decided on. The
stories in the papers to the effect that
French warships are under orders to
be in readiness to proceed to the Bosporus
have no foundation in fact. Such
a measure might, of course, become
necessary, but that eventually has
not yet been considered by the French
Government."
Opinion in Washington.
Washington, D. C.?The FrancoTurkish
differences regarding the
wharfage concession are not regarded
here as even remotely threatening
war. M. Constans, the French Ambassador
at Constantinople, has taken
a step similar to that of Andrew D.
White when .Minister to Berlin during
the disputes with Bismarck concerning
the German claim to require military
service from Germans naturalized
as American citizens.
A PHYSICIAN'S SACRIFICE.
Or. Knapp, of St. Louis, to Strut Himself
Up With a Leper.
St. Louis, Mo.?Dr. Louis Knapp,
aged forty, a practicing physician of
this city, lias given up his wife and
four children and will isolate himself
from the world. lie is to nurse Doug
Gong, a Chinese leper, who was found
here two weeks ago. The doct<y.\ who
is a. graduate of a Detroit medical
college, har taken final leave of his
family.
Dr Knapp and his patient will live
in a three-room frame house now being
built by the city authorities at quar-.
antine until necessity for his service
shall have ended. Dr. Knapp will
take his library to quarantine and will
devote the greater part of his time to
j tho study of leprosy. There were five
| other applicants for the position.
Drowned in Lake Erie Crib.
Five :nea wero killed in the Waterworks
Crib No. u, live uiiles out in
Luke Erie at Cleveland, Ohio. Mayor
Ton L. Johnson has ordered all eonstruetiou
work ou the tunnel stopped
until every safeguard shall be provided
for the protection cf the men.
Destructive Fire in West Indies.
A great tiro destroyed 500 bouses
and some of the public buildings of
Grand Bourg, the chief town cf the
isl n:l of Marie Gulaute, French West
Indcs.
Neir?y Cleumus:*
I Trade is reopening at Johannes
j jurg, douiu Airica.
Only six per cent, of the British
wounded Uio in the South African
War.
The will cf former Senator Evarts
disposed of a personal estate valued
at $U17/J00.
The Navy Department has settled
GG05 accounts and claims for the year
ending June 30, 1001.
Adolph Lewisohn, of New York City,
, has ottered $1000 toward a prize for
. the invention of a perfect life saving
raft.
STHHEB SUNK BY ICEBERG
Scores Drowned in the Smkine: of the ?;
Islander Off Douglass Island. 1
CAPTAIN BLAMED FOR DISASTER <
fhe Vessel Had Sailed From Skagway .
With 198 Passengers, Many Laden c
With Klondike Gold?Wild Scenes Fol- 1
lowed the Collision?Boilers Blew Up as 1
Ship Went Down?Stories of Survivors .
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run. iuwuseuu, naou.?j. uc on-aim.!
Islander, the flagship of the Canadian
Pacific Navigation fleet, and the largest
and fastest passenger steamer on
the Vlctorla-Skagway route, struck an
Iceberg off Douglass Island, Alaska, at
2 p. m., -while on her way south with
198 passengers. The vessel sank within
fifteen minutes after striking. Captain
Foote, her master, and sixtyseven
others, including passengers and
members of the crew, were drowned.
To add to the horror of the terrible
disaster her boilers exploded as she
went down, causing the death of many
of those who were struggling in the
water.
It is estimated that about $275,000
In gold dust sank with the steamer.
Of this amount $100,000 was carried
by passengers. Two packages containing
$10,000 were left in the purser's
safe, the balance in his posses
sion being returned to passengers before
the steamer sank. *
It is known that sixty-seven lives a
were lost. Among those known to c
have perished were: 3
Dr. John Duncan, of Victoria; Mrs. a
Ross, wife of the Governor of Yukon *
Territory, her child and nurse; E. c
Mills, Mr. Bell, of Victoria; Mrs. John
Nickerson, of Victoria; Andrew Keat- 8
ing, of Los Angeles, and his two sons,
Arthur, aged twenty-three, and Julius, s
aged twenty; J. A. Bethain, of Vancouver;
Mrs. J. L. Wilcox, of Seattle; s
7. M. Douglas, of Kelly. Douglas & Co., t
Vancouver; Mrs. Phillips, wife of Dr. >
Phillips, of Seattle, and child. n
The members of the crew lost are: a
H. R. Foote, leaves wife and family; 1
Horace Smith, second steward; S. J. t
JL i IIS, tUUH, ill JJUl^UUlUt'X, VilCi, * l\torla;
A. Burk, fireman; J. Porter, coal
passer; A. Moran, coal passer; Kendall,
saloon watchman; Joe Beard,
second pantryman; two waiters; Geo.
Miles, barber, Victoria; Mrs. Lawson,
Victoria; V. Law, M. P. Jacks. d
The Islander was a twin-screw v
steamer, 240 feet long, forty-two feet h
beam, and 14.8 feet hold, and pos- I
sessed great speed. She had accommo- 1:
datlons for several hundred passen- h
gers and had a large freight capacity. P
She was built at Glasgow and cost u
over $200,000. 1<
The disaster occurred while the t:
steamer was proceeding out of the
Lynn Canal. Most of the passengers a
and the members of the crew were in p
bed at the time. The majority sue- t
ceeded in reaching the deck, and boats r
were quickly manned, but a large num- f
ber went down in their staterooms.
According to the accounts of some I
of the officers and the passengers it ij
would seem that the great loss of life 1
might: have been in a measure averted v
fcy prompt action on the part of Cap- p
tain Foote, who is said to have failed li
to appreciate the gravity of the dlsas- r
ter in time.
Pilot La Blanc, who had charge of h
the steamer when the collision oc- y
cuired. says that after the vessel
struck he stopped the engines, and
told the captain that he had better _
hold for the beach. The captain, however,
thought they would be able to
run a short distance further down,
where the short was less precipitous. ?
Pilot La Blanc also said many of
the passengers acted badly, attempt- i
ing to jump into the boats before they
had been launched. Had it not been .
for this crowding and rushing he ^
thinks most would have been saved. ?
He says the iceberg was not visible '
when the steamer struck, and must
have been level with the water. ?
The lifeboats and rafts were burriedly
launched, and as many passengers
as could do so got into them. *
The boats had considerable difficulty ^
In making the shore, on account of ^
the heavy fog which prevailed. When
they did so a party, headed by Chief s
Engineer Brownlee, at once started ^
out for Treadwell, the nearest town, ?
about twenty-five miles distant. The
Treadwell steamers Lucy and Jenniker
and the Juneau steamer Flossie
were immediately dispatched to the ^
scene of the wreck.
.The scenes which followed the col- !'
lision can best be given in the words
of some of the passengers of the J
wrecked steamer, who tell of their ^
thrilling experiences during the dis- ,
aster.
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c. \*. xamuu-JDOwKer, or ijonaon,
England, was one of the passengers. T
He said:
"I was in my cabin when the col- A
llslon occurred. I got up, went out,
and saw the steamer sinking at the
bow. I woke my partner, Mr. Magh- 0
Ion, and we dressed. I went on the ?
upper deck, followed by my partner. d
The boats were gone. Only the stern j?
was now out of the water. I saw a
rafter over the side with eight or ten
persons on it. I slid down the rope ?
onto the rafe. When the steamer
sank the raft with all on board was t,
carried under water by the suction. '
"I held en, and when the raft came '
no only two of us were left. We j,
hailed three men, one a Chinaman,
who were swimming and got them 'b
nboard. By this time the steamer
had sunk entirely out of sight. Many
people hung on to the raft at different
I times, but It was not airtight and we d
had much difficulty in keeping afloat, n
Workmen Find 84000.
An iron chest, containing $4000 in
Spanish coins, was found while ex- v
cavating in the Hennepin canal near f
Sterling, 111. There were a large num- t
bcr of coins bearing the date of 1038, t
and others of an earlier date. :i
v
Buried Horse in a Coffin. j.
A horse thirty-nine years old has v
jusit been buried in a handsome coffin
in Louisa County, Va. When the animal
was twelve years old the owner,
Captain Frank Jordan, died, leaving j(
funds for its care and burial. _ u
Sportinc Brevities.
"Dan" Reed, 'OS, has been engaged jj
as one of Cornell's football coaches r
for this year. (
Floyd McFarland, the well-known t
handicap rider, expects to sail for e
Australia soon. ^
New world's figures from one to ten *
miles have been made by a motor
tandem at Buffalo, N. Y.
Grouse shooting reports in Great (
Britain say the season has opened i
with better prospects than for many i
years past. r
i^e were turned over once by others
:iimbing on, but generally managed
o right ourselves.
"The scene was heartrending. The
joats were scattered and overcrowded
ind people were adrift, berging, pleadug,
and crying for help. Ve gathered
umber and made our raft float. We
vere picked up by one of the boats
eturning from shore. I cannot speak
:oo highly of the officers and crew."
M. Blumauer, of Portland, who was
jringing out a satchel containing $14,)00
of Klondike gold, said he rushed
:o the upper deck when the boat was
lettling by the head, and Captain
?oote told him there was little danger,
Soon there was a rush for the boats,
ind when he was boardiug the life)oat
he was afraid to throw his
satchel of gold down from the deck
nto the boat for fear that the weight
vould drive a hole through the botom
and cause the loss of the lives of
hose in the boat as well as remove
lis own chance of safety. He con
-1 1 onrl
,'iuaea 10 auanuuu uia *"?
Iropping the satchel on the deck, he
illd down Into the water and was
inuled to the boat, thankful to save
lis life.
Many other returning gold seekers,
ather than risk their chances of
:afety, threw away their savings of
he yellow dust amounting to thouands
of dollars in value.
D. H. Hart, of Klondike, had $40,00C
n gold dust, which he abandoned
vhen he jumped into the last boat
ind reached shore safely. M. M.
tfanlin, of Winnipeg, dropped his
latchel containing $4000, and. a friend
eft $3000 behind.
The death of Captain Foote. accordng
to eye witnesses, was very pahetic.
He remained on the bridge
intll the steamer was foundering.
Vhen the vessel commenced to sink,
IKi It was seen taux uo exi't-'uiexn
ould avail, the Captain, it is said,
umped into the liferaft, which was
lready taxed. Realizing that his
weight would be fatal there, he exlajmed:
"I see there are too many here, so
;ood-bye, boys."
Then he swam away.* He was
hortly afterward seen to sink.
According to the stories told by
ome of the passengers, the proporion
of the women saved was small.
JVhen the survivors were brought
ishore. some of them were so numb
nd disheartened and had so little
ifc left in them that they begged to
ie left alone, or left to their death.
RIVER StEAMER OVERTURNED.
lany Lives Lost on the Steamer City ol
Golconda at Crowells, Ky.
Paducah, Ky.?The worst steamboat
isaster of years hereabouts occurred
irben the City of Golconda, plying
etween this city and Elizabethtown,
11., was struck by a tornado as she
inded at Crowells, six miles above
ere, and turned over. Many of the
assengers were at supper and were
nable to escape from the cabin. At
sast sixteen were drowned. Most of
he crew was lost.
The boat was loaded with live stock
nd grain and had about seventy-five
assengers. Sevenl who reached
he deck as the tornado struck the
essel jumped overboard In their
right and were lost.
Captain Jesse Bauer and Pilot E. E.
'eck swam to shore and after rescung
all in sight hurried to the city,
'he boat wept down in ten feet of
rater on her side, and what few
assengers were found struggling
1 the water clung to a yawl and
eached shore.
The boat was valued at $2500, and
ad been in the trade for several
ears.
ST. LOUIS MOTHER'S HEROISM.
nmped From a Building; So That She
TV as Crnshod in Protecting Her Baby.
St. Louis, Mo.?A remarkable deed
f heroism on the part of a mother
rying to save her child was enacted
uring an early morning fire. Mrs.
oseph Bosek, seeing that all escape
rom her burning home was cut off,
etermined to jump from the thirdtory
window. Believing the leap
rould result in death for herself and
aby unless her body protected the
hild, she determined wilfully to sacifice
her own life.
Deliberately she stepped to the open
window, folded the child closely
gainst her bosom, and fell out backrards,
striking the sidewalk below
n her back and hips. Her breast
hielded the child from all bruises,
nd when policemen hurried to the
cene they found the babe crowing
nd cooing.
The mother is seriously hurt, but
ot fatally. At the City Hospital it
ras stated that her back was severely
trenched, and that she was injured
lternally. Joseph Bosek, her husand,
leaped from the burning buildig
before his wife, expecting to catch
lie child, but he broke both legs when
e jumped, and there was no choice
?ft the mother but to leap with the
hild.
ERROR OF COLDEN CATE CONE.
,rch Bock, In San Francisco Bay, Blown
to Pieces.
San Francisco, Cal.?Arch Rock, one
f the greatest menaces to safe navlation
in San Francisco Bay, has been
estroyed. Over thirty tons of nitrolycerine
were employed. The rock
ly about midway between Alcatraz
sland and Lime Point. The rock was
everal acres in extent, and all but its
ummit was under water.
The explosion was set off by elecricity.
Rocks and debris were scat"i
rl nr?An r. ^ A ?
aLu u*a a aica, auu a LUiuiiiii
f water and stone over 1000 feet in
eight arose from the bay, presenting
magnificent spectacle. Great numers
of fish were killed.
A Lynching In Missouri.
Will Godley,. suspected of the mur!er
of Mlss^Wild, was lynched by a
iob at Pierce City, Mo.
Burled In a Tunnel Stx Days.
After having been imprisoned in the
rater works tunnel at Cleveland, Ohio,
or six days without food and exposed
o the noxious gases which had killed
wo of their companions, Adam Kest
nd John Engine, two crib employey,
rho had been given up for dead, were
escued alive. Their escape from death
ras miraculous.
Flaza Elected President of Ecuador.
General Flaza has been elected Present
of Ecuador, haviug received a
majority of 03,009 votes.
Governor WlillemarAh Kesijns.
Civil Governor H. Phelps VV'uittiarsh,
of Benguet Province, P. I.,
tas resigned. From the meagre infornation
obtainable it appears that
iovernor Whitmarsh is disgusted
vltli the situation, as the strong iijflunce
of his former secretary. Seherer,
s seriously affecting the Governor's
>restige. Seherer is a GermaD.
Boer Women For More War.
The recent operations in the C? .
Colony have frequently shown tL-c
Joer women are riding about, gatherug
horses for the use of the comoandffg.
IINOH Elf ENTSOF THE WEEI
WASHINGTON ITEMS.
The Columbian Minister called ai
the State Department, and gave and
received assurances regarding the
state of affairs on the Isthmus oi
Panama.
Edward V. Shepard, chief clerk ii
the Patent Office, was dismissed be
cause of irregularities in his office.
Twelve farms are reported in Alaskt
by the Census Bureau in a bulletin.
Secretary Hay went to Canton t<
n - i a. i-U ,
SKt: rresiueiii. iu.ti-k.miejr uuuut iu*
South and Central American troubles.
Senator Morgan, of Alabama, de
clared that this country must not per
mlt any European intervention In th<
Colombia-Venezuela difficulty.
Rear-Admiral Sfchley arrived Ii
Washington to confer with his coun
gel, who will Insist that Rear-Admira
Sampson appear before the Board o
Inquiry.
Secretary Hay returned to the Stat(
Department after an absence of sev
eral weeks.
OUR ADOPTED ISLANDS.
Bay rum Imported from Porto Ric<
must pay a distiller spirits tax.
The plan for a school at Tutuila, Sa
mnn was nhnnrinnetl for the nresen
because of lack of funds.
It was decided that coffee may gi
from the United States to Porto Rici
free of duty.
Fire destroyed $200,000 worth o
property in the heart of Honolulu
Hawaii.
A fine of $400 was imposed upoi
former Postmaster Thompson at Ha
vana, Cuba, who wasfcfound guilty o
misappropriating postal funds.
DOMESTIC.
The battleship Iowa sailed from Sal
Francisco for Panama.
A trolley car at Chattanooga, Tenn.
struck and killed Lewis Meacham
aged 105 years.
Mayor H. T. Duncan, of Lexington
Ky., declared he could not stop gamb
ling there.
Two men were killed and sever
wounded by the explosion of a shel
at Fort Riley Reservation, Kansas.
Because she believed her dog ha<
ceased to love her Dr. Sarah V. Groff
of Cincinnati, Oino, snot tne annua
and committed suicide.
It wag estimated that 14,000 immi
grants have been smuggled througl
the port of New York in violation ol
the laws within five years.
A thief secured $1000 in jewels lef
by Mrs. J. B. Huston, of Auburn, N
Y., In her berth on a steamer ai
Skaguay.
The new submarine torpedo boa
Moccasin was launched at Lewli
Nixon's yards, in Elizabethport, N. J
The pilot boat James Gordon Ben
nett was run down and sunk by th?
steamship Alene. of the Hamburg
American Line, off Sandy Hook, an<
three pilots and a steward perished.
United States Senator Fairbank
was slightly injured in a runaway a
Minneapolis, Minn.
Two persons were killed by a trol
ley* car crashing into a carriage a
Kansas City, Mo.
John Winters, who robbed the Selbj
Company at Crockett, Cal., of ove:
$280,000 in bullion, pleaded guilty.
John T. Hayden, secretary-treasure:
and director of Swift & Co., at Nev
York City, is missing and $20,000 shor
in his accounts.
The first bale of South Carolina cot
ton, weighing 528 pounds, reachet
Charleston, and sold for ten cents i
pound.
THo Virirlnin r>pmnr>rntif? State Con
ventlon nominated a ticket headed b:
A. J. Montague as candidate for Gov
ernor.
Nearly 500 cadets from West foln
went into camp within the Pan-Am^
ican Exposition grounds at Buffalo
n. y.
President McKinley was formall;
notified at Canton, Ohio, that thi
Louisiana Purchase Exposition is t<
be held in St. Louis. He will issue j
proclamation inviting the nations t<
participate.
The sheriff with a shotgun drovi
from the jail at Tuscaloosa, Ala., i
mob that had entered intending t<
lynch two negroes. ,
A Chicago man fasted thirty-om
days and said it cured him of rheuma
tlsm.
James Sanderson and his wife wer
found dead in their house at Heaths
ville, 111., and are believed to hav<
been murdered. i
FOREIGN.
The cruiser Varlag, built in Phila
delphia, will join the Russian Pacifii
squadron.
Tt/Mr* ? r? T? nCCJI O OV
OVVVIUI utriv o[;apci o in .
pressed their approval of a commer
cial alliance between Russia an<
America against the proposed Germai
tariff.
Stocks in England showed firmness
owing to the idea that the war ii
South Africa is drawing to an end.
Bulgaria called upon Turkey to with
draw two companies of Ottomai
troops from disputed^frontier territory
within a specified time.
The United States were warned b:
the Berlin Tabeblatt that Presiden
Castro may be the rock over whicl
the Monroe doctrine will be wrecked
The Duke and Duchess of Cornwal
and York landed at Cape Town, Soutl
Africa, and were greeted with enthusi
asm.
London organiaed a crusade agains
vice, with many prominent backer)
among both clergy and laity.
President Castro, in a statement
held the Government of Colombia re
sponsible for the alleged invasion
into Venezuela.
Mr. Kruger appealed to the Irish a
"brothers in oppression" to continu
supporting the Boer cause.
Famine is declared to be imminen
in a large part of the best crop grow
ing districts of Russia, owing to iu
sufficient harvests.
The German press criticised Conn
Von Waldcrsee sharply for his icipol
itic references to other nations in :
speech at Hanover.
By a co-operative plau 2.000.000 Lon
donors are to be supplied with dail;
dinners at twopence cacb.
The Turkish Government agreed t
raise a loan wherewith to settle tli
UiaiLUS UL IUC X I C UV. 41 viuujg vviu^/uilj
The British Parliament was pre
rogued, the King's speech being reai
' to both houses at Westminster.
Max Opitz, a Berlin banker, was ai
ested for heavy defalcations. Hi
.ustomers will lose $400,000.
A banu of 1400 Cree Indians 40
miles north of Winnipeg, Man., ar
starving to death.
Russian suzerainty was proclaime
over New Cbwaiu. China.
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rl SITUATION IN PHILIPPINES "
i
General MacArthur Says Condition!
t in the Islands Ara Favorable.
' Force, However, l? Needed to 8uppresi
Bandits Who Prey on Amoricans
and the Natives.
1
San Francisco, Cal.?After an abi
uence of more than three years MajorGeneral
Arthur MacArthur, former
> Governor of the Philippines, returned
i to the United States on the transport
Sheridan. But for a slight loss of
. flesh General MacArthur looks the
i same as when he left this city three
years ago. He had no serious sickness
J during his stay In the Philippines,
and boasts that he was able to per1
form his regular duties every day of
? the whole time.
After staying here several days
'?" ? dart am I \fo ? > A rthllf
2 uwaiuug viucis ucunui
expected to go to Washington to meet
the President and Secretary Root,
with whom he will confer in regard
to the situation in the Philippines.
> On that subject he talked freely, saying:
"A very satisfactory condition now
{ exists in the islands?not perfect, of j
course, but such that it is very gratl.
fying to both military and civil otfl'
cers. The insurrecton is almost en"
tirely extinguished. A few groups of ]
armed insurgents are still at large ,
' and give us some trouble, but they
L will undoubtedly surrender in a short J
time. The campaigning is practically
- confined to scouting and an occasional !
movement in force against some large
1 partj'. These movements generally
result in the surrender of the natives, <
with their rifles. Each such event
has the effect of bringing in other
3 natives, who through fear have kept j
away. The natives have- now learned
that to surrender does not mean death,
1 torture, or other punishment, but the <
' securing of larger liberties and free- ,
dora. I am wen sausneu wim uie cowditions.
"The civil administration went Into ,
office on July 4 with impressive ceremonies.
I see no reason why the
Government and the Civil Commission
should not be entirely successful. The
change was a welcome one to army (
officials, to whom the civil tasks were ]
hard and tedious, although no one j
shirked his duty. The two depart- <
ments are well set apart. ;
"Conditions in the provinces are
much improved. There Is a great
deal of freedom in movements
throughout Northern Luzon, where
insurrection has been dead for some ;
' time. We have had no trouble at 1
that end for so long that it has ceased
to worry us. I cannot say that it is
entirely safe for individuals as yet,
for there is a large criminal class :
among the natives. Members of this !
class wander about committing depredations
on both Americans and na- !
tives. The latter suffer the most i
from the marauders. But these criminals
are not insurgents and have j
no connection with them. The in- ;
surgent leaders repudiate the marauders'
actions. 1
"The situation in regard to the robber
class arouses a question of importance,
but it is being very satis- I
factorily worked out and solved Dy !
7 the 'natives themselves. They seek
1 eagerly the establishment of eiv.l J
governments, that they ,may take (
c measures against the criminals, and
' [ native constables are doing the work J
t' of dispersing them. There is every (
reason to suppose that within a short
. time the whole archipelago will be safe
] to travel through. Many parts are safer
\ to-day than they have ever been be- i
fore.
"The whole country has been torn
j and wrecked by war. Before we went >
. there the last vestige of authority j
was lost, and the people had relapsed j
j into a condition bordering on bar- .
, barism. Society had been disorgan- j
' lzed and freedom had given way to t
' tyranny. The best conditions now }
exist in the provinces of Northern ,
J Luzon, where the whole territory is j
I pacified, but not tranquilized. It is a (
* good deal like the ocean after a
* storm. The worst is over, but the (
surface is still swelling and heaving. ?
"The Civil Commission was about to j
E put in force some excellent ideas for j
1 the municipal government of the City (
3 of Manila when I left. The city is in j
fine condition. Its business is enorm- j
e ous and growing." (
MOSQUITOES CAUSED HER DEATH, i
e t
l_ Woman Scratched Open an Artery in
p Trying to Relieve Bltea.
Mount Cnrmel, Conn.?Mosquitoes, j
indirectly, are responsible for the j
death of Mrs. Barbara Ellen Leddv. j
. The Insects seemed to take delight in
[ fUliai'Kiiii; ut?r# auu suvr ucwmc w*cicu
with marks of the ravages of the <
pests, and the only relief she could j
[ tind was In scratching vigorously,
j . Dr. George Joslin received a hurry
call to come to her house. In spite
of all the haste he could make, she 1
had passed away before he arrived. 1
' > He found Mrs. Leddy bathed in a pool 1
1 of blood. Her finger nail had opened t
an artery in her right leg. Blood I
- gushed forth, and her relatives were t
i unable to stanch the flow before they 1
V could get word to Dr. Joslin, who lives f
a mile from the Leddy household.
;
t Tfew Destroyers Launched. ^
> Three new torpedo boat destroyer*. ^
for the United States Navy were v
) christened and launched at the shipj
yards of the Maryland Steel Company c
. at Baltimore, Md. They are the Whip- r
pie, Truxtun and Worden. The three
^ new boats are dissimilar in name only. .
t and are the largest vessels of their .
" type belonging to the United States.
Kurds Massacro Many Armenians.
A body of 403 Kurds has been raid'
Ing part of Armenia, and has destroyed
twelve villages, leaving noth- =
s ing but smoking ruins. Only the i
young girls were spared. They were :
carried off to the harems. All tho t
, males -were ruthlessly butchered. t
A Yellow Fever Experiment In Caba.
A board of medical officers ctf the
army will experiment in Havana, I
. Cuba, with mosquitoes infected with '
. yellow fever and a serum said to bo a
' cure. (
l News of tho Tellers.
j A Carpenters' Union will bo formed
In Wilmington, Del.
c A printers' union has been formed
t at Herkimer, X. Y.
r- Two thousand workmen at Asturias, i
^ Spain, have gone out on a strike. i
r mi.A C 1? it.. ?~ 1
X UV tlll'l ilUU 11 V V UUUtkS Ul IUU IO) Ul
palace in Madrid, Spain, have gone on i
strike. <
5 Eighteen iron foundries out of sixtylive
in Chicago have yielded to the <
C striking moulders. <
t Seventy motormen and conductors
in Knoxville, Tenn., have struck for I
d recognition of their union. 1
I
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HIGH MARK IN PENSIONS'
Roll For the Past Year Largest in
History of the Bureau.
4 Net Gain Over 1900 of 4206 - Total
Disbursements From Jalyl, 1790, to
Jane 30, 1901, 82,763,350,033.
Washington, D. C.?Commissioner
Evans has prepared a statement showing
the operations In the principal
features of the Pension Bureau during
the last fiscal year as compared wua
former years. The statement Is prepared
for the use of the National Encampment
of the G. A. R., which will
be held before his annual report is
ready.
It shows that the number of pensioners
on the rolls June 30 last was
997,735, a net gain of 4206 over last.
year. The total net loss to the roll
during the year was 43,586.
A comparative table shows that the
roll for the year just closed Is the
"higl.-water mark" In the history of
the Pension Bureau, the next highest
having been reached in 1898.
The gains to the roll since 1898 were
13,334 widows of the Civil War and
5604 from the Spanish war; total,
18.938. ' >
The total amount paid to pensioners
as first payments on the allowance
of their claims In 1901 was $9,934,764,
Dr $106,238 more than the first payments
in 1900, This amount represents
the arrears of pensions aggregating
675 claims allowed, to an average
of nearly $1500 each.
The fees paid to attorneys amounted
to $591,245, an increase of almost
574,000, due to the Spanish war. The
amount paid to pensioners under the
general law during the year was $67,867,233,
a decrease of $1,790,253 from
the amount paid last year.
The Spanish war pensioners received
51,175,225, an Increase over last year
of $842,320, and the pensioners under
the act of 1S90 as amended May 6,
1900, received $60,973,481, an increase
over last year of $1,207,402.
The total disbursements for pensions
from July 1, 1790, to June 30 of this
year aggregate $2,763,350,033.
There were 45,860 claimants for pensions
during the year. The pension
rous stui contain tne names or one
survivor and 1527 widows on account
of the War of 1812; 1086 survivors and
3479 widows on account of Indian
wars, and 7568 survivors and 8109
widows on account of the Mexican
war.
The statement gives the following
amounts of money paid pensioners
under different Administrations: t
President Graft's first term, $116,130,275;
average yearly, $29,034,064.
President Grant's seconu. term,
$114,395,357; average yearly, $28,598,S39.
President Hayes's administration
5145,322,489; average yearly, $38,330,- ^
622,
Presidents Garfield arid Arthur*B
administration, $237,S25,070; average
yearly, $59,456,268. '
President Cleveland's first term,
5305,636,662; average yearly, $76,409,165.
President Harrison's administration,
5519,707,726; average yearly, $129,326,931.
President Cleveland's second term,
?557,950,407; average yearly, $139,487,502.
President McKinley's first term,
5560,000,547; average yearly, $140,)00,137.
LOVE.M/WING ON A TRANSPORT.
rhlrty School Teacher Couples Wedded
ut Honolulu?Going to Manila.
Carbondale, 111. ? The transport
rhomas, -which reached Honolulu havng
on board 300 male teachers and
LOO female teachers for the Philippines
to engage in educational servces
under the Taft Commission had
i matrimonial epidemic. The young
nen and women on board represented
ilmost the entire Union of States,
laving been appointed from the several
Normal schools in the country.
After the transport left San Fran;isco
friendships were formed which
soon ripened into love, and the day
jefore the arrival at Honolulu Cap:ain
Buford found that thirty couples
lesired the nuptial knot tied. He refused
to permit the ceremony on
joard the vessel and the next day a
:lergyman at Honolulu made the
hirty pairs happy by uniting them
n matrimony. Prior to the sailing of
be transport several other cases
vere reported.
This information reached this city
hrough one of the young men sent
!rom the Southern Illinois Normal
Jniversity.
;ILLED BY YELLOW FEVER TEST.
'lie Experiments With Mosquitoes to
Cease as a Consequence.
Havana, Cuba. ? Chief Surgeon
lavard announced that the experlnents
in the investigation of the
)ropagation of yellow fever, so far as
hese involved the mosquito test, will
)e discontinued. The decision was
aken because one of the non-immunes
vho was recently bitten by an inected
mosquito died of yellow fever,
rhe man was a Spaniard, desired to
jeeome an immune, and therefore alowed
himself to be bitten by an inected
mosquito. Another man who
vas bitten is also suffering from
ery bad case.
According to Major Ilavard, the
ases due to mosquito Infection prior y
o the latest two were light, but the
natter has assumed a more dangerous
ora than the first experiments led
he Yellow Fever Commission to ez>ect
Long Drought Broken la Indians.
Drought which had lasted forty- 1
sight days in Indiana was broken by
iteady rain lasting several houis. It
amc too late for corn and vegetables,
nit will be of immense value to pasures.
Famine in Island of Panay. BB
Reports received Trom tho Island of
?anay, P. I., indicate that there is se ere
distress among the agriculturists D|
ind that a famine is in progress. The 9B
joverumcat will do all in its power to a|
issist these people.
Prominent People. BB
Robert Barr, the novelist, was fo':n- BE
o +ii<jr-hor fn ("\mada. KB9
Lord Milner, the "Man of Destiny"
n South Africa, is engaged to bo mar- BB
ied.
The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall
ind York will visit Newfoundland BK
Deto'jur 21. H|
The corporation of Glasgow has de- |H
?idcd to confer the freedom of the flH
:ity on Andrew Carnegie.
Rear-Admiral Sampson will be reieved
of command at the Boston
S'avy Yard soon by Rear-Admiral Mor;lmer
L. Johnson. W|
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