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KEEP HISTOCA WRITES GOVERNOR TO THAT EFFECT. MOTIVE IS NOW REMOVED Claims Action of Executive in De clining McLaurin's Resig nation Is Illegal. Columbia, S. C., June 5.-Senator Tillman, protesting against the gov ernor's right to reject senatorial res ignations, tonight withdrew his res ignation. In his letter to Governor McSweeney, Senator Tillman says: "I have Senator McLaurin's com munication in which he graciously consents to your request to hold onto his commission as United States sena tor, and to serve as he has done in the past, to the best of his ability. This leaves me one of these alternatives: To appeal to democratic executive committee to take the matter up and determine what the best interest of the pary requires to be done; to appeal to the senate itself to determine whether a resignation from that body to take effect at some future time is binding or withdraw my own resigna tion. There are no precedents on this subject because in the 125 years of our national life with more than 200 resignations Lrom the senate no senator has hitherto been willing to occupy the despicable attitude now as sumed by Senator McLaurin and forced on me. "I am certain of one thing: That an executive of a state has no author ity to decline a resignation that had been tendered and I am equally cer tain that had your excellency confined your action within legal bounds your appointees would be seated in the senate when that body meets in De cember, and held their seats until the legislature should act in January. My chief regret is that I am forced by your action to engage in what the out side world will consider a game of opera bouffe, by withdrawing my own resignation, as the purpose for which it was tendered has been thwaited by Senator McLaurin's un dignified and puerile action in his pre cipitious acceptance of executive ad vice. Bob Acres has been outdone for once. I have already said I had no motive or purpose in resigning ex cept to force McLaurin's resignation and there is nothing for me to do but accept the situation and.withdraw my own resignation if it be lawful to do so." HAVE NEW SENSATION Judge Humphreys Gives Honolu ians Change of Subject for Gossip. Honolulu, May 28, via San Francis co, June 5.-Sensations that have deeply stirred Honolulu have grown out of the investigations of the grand jury called by Circuit Judge Hum phreys to investigate charges of brib ery in the legislature. Last Saturday three of the best known lawyers of Honolulu, A. S. Hartwell, W. A. Kin ney and G. N. Ballou, were sentenced to 30 days in jail for contempt of court by Judge Humphreys, but be fore they reached the prison all were released on pardon by acting Governor Cooper. The sentences were imposed on ac count of an affidavit which the attor neys attempted to read and file in Humphreys' court to show, on motion for a change of venue, the judge's per sonal bias against Editor Smith of the Advertiser, who was indicted by the grand jury for perjury. In the storm raised by these pro ceedings, the grand jury's investiga tio.is of the bribery charges have been lost sight of. but the jury is still in Et:-" on. COPYRIGriT LAW. Judge Kohlsaat Delivers Opinion In teresting to Literary Pirates. Chicago, June 5.-An interesting decision under the copyright laws was announced by Judge Kohlsaat to day. The court holds that the act of a subscrioer in using a copyright story without notice of the copy right owned by the company which had leased it, does not give another company the right to appropriate the _ory for its own use. In deciding 'bhs 'point of law, Judge Kohlsaat de I1 the injunction asked by the erlcan Press association to re * the Daily Story Publishing com 'uy from suing customers of the 4inerican Press association who had .used a story alleged to be owned by [the Daily Story Publishing company. Many Fishermen Lost. Snit Bileus, France, June 5.--Five g boats which went on a flshing in Iceland waters have been for two months and are now v.4 to have foundered in the gale ?JAI 6. Their entire crews, nwm 117 men, are supposed to have 4e. There is general 'mourn here and in the enighborlng vil INSANE MAN'S DEED. A*ter Murdering Wife and Daughter Kills Himself. Macon, Mo., June 5.-In a fit of temporary insanity' today Engineer James Stacey killed his wife and 18 year-old daughter, while they slept. T Stacey calmly walked into the street and meeting a neighbor told what he had done He then drew a revolver and committed suicide. Stacey has been for 30 years an gn gineer of the Clarence water works. Loss of sleep is supposed to have un balanced his mind. He was quite wealthy. The wife and daughter were beaten to death with a clock weight. A boy of 8 years was not molested by - the maniac father. TWO CADETS DISMISSED. Fraudulently Obtained Permission to Leave the Post. West Point, June 5.-Two cadets, members of the coming first class. were summarily dismissed from the United States military academy to r day. They are Stephen B. Verner of Syracuse, N. x., and Charles S. Perry of Iowa. They were court martialed on a charge of having falsely obtained permission to leave the post. This permission having been granted them, they were subsequently detected by e an army officer, drinking in a bar in s Newbery. They were dismissed without trav el pay and started for home immedi ately. f STORMS OF ALL KINDS e s Snow in the Dakotas, and Wind, o Rain and Hail in Minnesota s and Wisconsin. Milwaukee, Wis., June 5.-A special I to the Sentinel from Oshkosh, Wis., says: Oshkosh and surrounding sec tions was visited tonight by the worst tornado that it has known in years. Rain fell like cloudourst and wind 3 blew a gale. As far as the city is r concerned, it escaped with blowing down of trees and poles and leaving a some portions of the city in darkness. Y Traffic on the interurban railway be Y tween here and Neenah was stopped on account of trees and poles being f blown across the track. r Church Wrecked by Tornado. ° Prentice, Wis., June 5.-A tornado struck this place last night. The wind tore up fences and telegraph poles and totally destroyed the Swed ish church and tore out the front of S. W. Pierson's storde. Many dwell ings were damaged and the property ° loss will be very heavy, but no lives were lost. Wind and Rain. Pine Island, Minn., June 5.-A se vere wind and rain storm raged here for an hour this afternoon. Consid erable damage is reported north of this village. Several buildings were blown down. One serious injury is re ported. ,John Thompson was rendered - unconscibus and has not yet revived. Snow in North Dakota. Minnewaukan, N. D., June 5.-All day rain today succeeded by heavy snow which is still falling and some fear is expresseu L..at a freeze may follow. Inch and a quarter of general - rain fell yesterday and today. Frost Predicted. 1 St. Paul, June 5.-A special from Lead, S. D., says: The exercises of the state convention of the Knights of Pythias have been greatly bin dered today by a heavy snow storm. The weather has been extremely disa greeable. A heavy freeze is predicted for tonight. Hail in iowa. e Moravia, Ia., June 5.-Heavy hail r storm visited this section doing great damage to growing crops and small . fruit. Ground was covered to a depth Sof three inches. SPEAKING WAS DRY London Banquet Tendered American Business Men Proves Handsome Affair. London, June 5.-The banquet ten dered by the London chamber of com merce to the delegates of the New York chamber of commerce at Gro cers' hall tonight was one of the handsomest affairs of the kind ever given in a city famed for lavish hos pitality. No effort was spared to hon or the American guests, but it must be confessed tnat the latter did not sustain the reputation America has for brilliant after-dinner speaking. Nor did the British speakers do much to relieve the tedium of four hours' speaking. The speeches, however, teemed with extreme friendliness and faith in the establishment of perma nent friendly relations. All speakers expressed the be lief that Great Britain and the United States would rule the destinies of the world and that an unwritten alliance would always work for peace and the benefit of mankind. Lord Brassey presided. ACKER'S ENGLISH REMEDY Will stop a cough at any time, and will cure the worst cold in twelve hours, or money refunded. 25 ote and 50 cta. For sale by Chapple Drug Co. FAMOUS SUiT THROWN OUT MRS. EDDY TRIUMPHS OVER MRS. WOODBURY. PLAINTIFF HAS NO CASE Libelous Publication Not Proven as Applying to Complain ant in Action. Boston, June 5.-"I have examined this libel with great care, both while arguments were going on and during the trial, and think the plaintiff has sustained her case, as I had already intimated, on the matter of publica tion. rs regards the publication in the church, there is no evidence that anyone there understood the alleged libel as applying to the plaintiff, so that she could not recover damages upon this count, because she had shown no injury from it. "Taking the libel itself, I see noth ing which can in any way be said to indicate the plaintiff in the first part of the libel. The only thing in the libel, it seems to me, which can by any reasonable interpretation be said to serve as a means of identification are the words 'widow' and 'widow hood,' which occur in the latter part of the message. "I have come to the conclusion that even that reference does not abso lutely identify the plaintiff, and it seems to me that the plaintiff has not made out a case here which I can let go to the jury. I shall, therefore, be obliged to order a verdict for the de fendant." With these words in the superior court, Judge Charles W. Bell this afternoon brought to a sudden and unexpected end the famous $150,000 libel suit brought by Mrs. Josephine Curtis Woodbury of Bostdci against Rev. Mary Baker Eddy, of Concord, N. H., founder of the Christian Sci ence churcn. A few minutes later the jhry, who had been excused while ar guments were being made, were brought into the court room. After explaining briefly the cause of this course, Judge Bell directed them to find a verdict for the defendant. Community of Interest. New York June 5.-Maud Van Cortland Taylor, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Van Cortlana Taylor, of St. Paul, was married today to Louis Warren Hill, son of James J. Hill, president of' toe Great Northern railroad. The ceremony was performed by Bishop Ireland of St. raul in the home of tie bride's urother, Walter C. Taylor, of this city. JAMESTOWN SURRENDERS Giving Boers Fresh Supply of Sinews of War-Garrison Released. London, June 4.-The war office published the following dispatch from Lord Kitchener: "Jamestown, Cape Colony, sui- rendered to Kritzinger's command on the morning of June 2, after four hours fignting. The town guard and local volunteers were overpowered be fore our pursuing columns could come up. Our casualties were three killed and two wounded. The Boer loss is said to have been greater. "Stores were looted but garrison was released. "Have placed General French in charge of Cape Colony." The details received regarding the fighting at Vladfontein show that it was one of the most desperate en gagements of the war. General Dix on' column was traversing the dis trict and establishing posts when it was attacked by 1,200 Boers under Commandant Kemp. The Boers were so close that 50 British fell at the first volley. The yeomanry held their position, protecting the guns until they were nearly decimated and then, finding it impossible to save the guns, the artil lerymen snot the gun horses to pre vent the Boers from moving the guns. The column quickly recovered from the shock of the unexpected attack and the Derbyshires charged with bayonets and after a short desperate fight drove off the Boers and recov ered the guns. The Derbyshires and yeomanry both lost very heavily. It is asserted that while the Boers had ,emporary possession of the guns they shot two artillerymen in cold blood for refusing to work them against their own comrades. The appointment of General French who has been recrulmng his health in Cape Town, to command operations in Cape Colony indicates that Lord Kitchener attaches considerable im portance to the invasion. Recurrence of such fighting brings further de mands ror the sending out of rein forcements. The surrender of Jamestown is re garded as a disagreeable incident be cause it has provided Commandant Kritzinger with a fresh supply of the sinews of war. Dearly Bought Victory. Cape Town, June 5.-The gsrrison of Jamestown, Cape Colony, which surrendered to Kritgl.ger, Sunday, numbered 60 men. Krits iger' forc. is estimated at 1,000. . killed 12 and wounded 15 Boers be fore they were overpowered by num bers. Lost Their Loot. Altwal, Cape Colony, June 5.-Col onel White's column came in contact with Kritzinger's command northeast of Jamestown, June 3, drove the Boers back, captured 50 horses and muni tions and recovered the stores looted from Jamsetown. MAY RESULT IN BOYCOT. Presbyterian Synod Refuses to Ac cede to Request of Labor. Pittsburg, une 5.-Just before the formal aaoournment tonight of the Reformed Presbyterian Synod of America, it refused to accede to the request of the labor unions of Chicago to pray for the eight-hour work day. t resolution adopteu on the subject expressed sympathy with the laboring men working for the betterment of his condition, but condemns the meth ods of labor pnions and says that Sab bath meetings are destructive of spir itual life. NVAL ACADEMY ALSO. Fourth-Class Cadet Dismissed for Hazing Junior. Washington, June 5.-Following the example set at West Point, the super intendent of the naval academy has caused a cadet to be dismissed for hazing. In this case, however, that of Calvin Joy Cressey, fourth-class, of California, the accused was tried by a court martial and regularly convicted. The details of the court martial are not made public, but it is under stood that the dismissed cadet was discovered in the act of hazing a junior in his room by compelling him ,o stand on nis nead. It was sus pected that the practice might spread rapidly, so speedy and drastic action was taken to prevent it. HAD NEEDLESS SCARE Valejo Badly Frightened By Burn ing of Smokeless Powder Magazine. Vallejo, Cal., June 5.-A magazine at the Mare Island navy yard, contain ing about 20 tons of smokeless pow der, became ignited this morning oy chemical action. The powder did not explode, but generated enough gas to force the top oft the magazine. The powder is now slowly burning up. It is far removed from the black powder and there is no danger of an ex plosion. The magazine is a ine one, con structed in 1857 at a cost of several hundred thousand dollars. It will be a total loss. It is located on the end of the island and there seems to be no danger of an explosion or of damage to any of the buildings, except the magazine. When the roof was blown off the magazine tee people living in the vicinity hurriedly left their houses, some of them partially dressed, and carrying articles of wearing apparel in their hands. They took refuge in a ravine a quarter of a mile away, knowing that if the magazine exploded death and disaster would be the ine vitable consequence and that probably every building in the town of Valle jo would be wrecked. Fortunately the Northern Pacific steamer, El Cap itan, which was in the vicinity, suc ceeded in getting a stream of water on the main magazine and extin guished the flames before serious dam age was acone. The building in which the smoke less powder was stored was an old structure, built of stone. The cause of the explosion is thought to be the decomposition of old material. About 600 tons of pow der were destroyed. Chaffee at Manila. Manila, June 5.-General Chaffee and staff and two companies of the Ninth infantry arrived here today on the United States transport Sumner from Taku. The general was received with a major-general's salute. WHISKEY TO BLAME Michigan Man Runs Amuck and Leaves Trail of Blood Behind. Coleman, Mich., June 5.-Will Ar nell, proprietor of a hotel and saloon in Beaverton, ran amuck today, and before he wad overpowered shot and killed his 6-year-old daughter, fatally wounded his wife and shot his aged mother, brother and sister. No reas on can be assigned for the shooting. When Arnell, who had been drink ing for several days, entered the house today he went upstairs to where his daughter was hiding from him under a bed and killed her. He then came down and fatally shot his wife and firing at his invalid mother, who was sitting in her chair, shooting her through the head. 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