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FIFTEENTH YEAE.
GOODLAKD, KANSAS, FEIDAY, ilAY 4, 1900.
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m OB) CIVIL MB.
Island cf Pcrto Rico Passes from
the Ililitary Regime.
Charles H. Allen Inan unrated Governor
with Ceremoiiiei Simple Bat Impressive
He Pledged Every Citizen Abso
lute Equality Before the Law.
San Juan, P. E., May 2. The in
auguration of Charles Hebert Allen,
formerly assistant secretary of the
United States navy, as first American
civil governor of the island of Porto
Bieo, took place Tuesday. The cere
mony was most impressive. Gov.
Allen made the following inaugural
address:
At this impressive -ceremony I bring to
you the Inhabitants of the "ever faith
ful" Island of Porto Rico the congratu
lations and good wisnes of the people of
the United State3. Imposing as the oc
casion is in Itself, and far-reaching as its
effects may be upon the future of your
beautiful island, it is especially significant
because it marks the first step in the es
tablishment here of civil government
under the flag cf the United States of
America, and with the blessings and op
portunities that go -with It. A new page
has been turned In the volume of your
history, and a new era inaugurated in the
development of your island. "Whether it
shall turn out well or ill depends largely
upon yourselves.- The greatest constitu
tion makers can only lay the foundation.
The building of the superstructure
whether or not it shall be stately, beau
tiful and enduring must rest upon the
Iniiustrv and wisdom of th rx-rl them
selves. !
I bring you the assurance that every
man, be he high or low, rich or poor,
under the administration of this form of
government and under the sovereignty
of the United States, shall be Justly
treated, and that his rights shall be re
Fpected. Henceforth we are under one
flag. We arc under the fme institutions
of freedom, e-quality and education. To
gether we move on In the great American
current of advancing civilization. Loving
our country, animated by a high sense
of honor, devoted to a common humanity,
we take our plac before the world, and
'invoke on our progress the blessing of
Almighty God.
Cien. Davis gave a reception at the
executive mansion Monday evening',
introducing a hundred persons to Gov.
Allen and Miss Bertha Allen, his
daughter. The entrance was hung
with flags, an infantry band was in
attendance and there was dancing
and refreshments. The $300,000 of
United States currency sent here to
be exchanged for Porto Kican cur
rency will be disbursed through the
De Ford company. It is expected the
tr-nsaction will be completed by May
3.
Chief Justice of Torto Rfco.
Washington, May 2. Bartlett Tripp,
ex-supreme judge of South Dakota
and minister to Austria under Presi
dent Cleveland, is slated for chief jus
tice of Porto Kico. lie was a demo
crat until 19G.
AMERICAN CASUALTIES.
Soldiers' Deaths In the Philippines Small
In Comparison with British Losses
lii South Africa.
Washington, May 1. In compari
son with the casualties suffered by
the British troops in South Africa,
those sustained by the American
forces in the Philippines seem very
Email.- A statement just compiled by
the war department shows that since
July 1, lS'JS, when American troops
reached Manila, until April 27, 1900,
these deaths have occurred: Killed
and died of wounds, 43 officers, 532
men; died of disease, 26 officers, 1,635
men; total, C3 officers, 2.1S7 men.
Grand total, 2,23G. Several thousand
men have been wounded, but only a
small percentage have died of wounds,
and most of them have returned to
duty.
A BLOW AT TRUSTS.
The Sew York Supreme Court Forbids Ad
ministrator to Inet Trout Funds In
Combinations to Control Prices.
Albany, X. Y., May 2. A hard blow
at trusts, industrials and all kinds of
corporations formed to control some
specific commodity is made in a de
cision just handed down by the su
preme court. This decision forbids
executors and administrators and
g-uardians of trust estates to invest
those funds in the stock of a trust or
industrial corporation. It is held by
the court that combinations formed
to control the market prices are il
legal and unauthorized.
Mrs. Wilton's Daughter Also Injured.
Havana, May 1. In the terrible
accident at Matanzas, which resulted
in the death of the wife of Gzu Wil
son, governor of the department of
Matanzas, the daughter who was
driving with her was also burned,
though not seriously, while endeav
oring to extinguish the names. The
coachman was somewhat btiraed
while assisting.
May Day Strikes Inaugurated.
Kansas City, Mo., May 2. About
1,300 builders, Consisting of hod car
riers, brick . layers, stone masons,
iron molders and metal workers, went
on a strike iiere Tuesday for shorter
hours and increased wages. Dis
patches from all the large cities of
the country show that similar strikes
were inaugurated to enforce de
mands of laborers.
Roberts Jurr Disagreed.
Salt Lake City, May 2. The jury in
Lhe case of Brighani H. Boherts, on
iriil f-cr vnlawful cohabitation, dls-
PINGREE AS A DEMOCRAT.
Xo Hope That the Republican Party, the
Governor Says, Will Do Anything
Against the Trust.
Detroit, Mich., April 30. Gov. Pin
gree, who was elected as an independent
republican, said yesterday that he be
lieved the hope of the people is in the
democratic party this alL Speaking
of the increasing power of trusts, Gov.
Pingree said:
"There is no use in hoping that the
republican party will do anything with
them."
"Are you preparing to announce your
withdrawal from the republican party?"
the governor was asked.
"There is no announcement about it.
I only say what I have said all the
while. You have not heard me say
anything against the democrats . for
some time."
SEVERELY REPRIMANDED.
Unusual Frocedare of Navy Department In
Punl.hlng Cape Chadwick for Reflect
ing Upon Rear Admiral Schley.
Washington, May 2. Secretary
Long Wednesday made public the
correspondence which has taken place
between the navy department and
Capt. Chadwick respecting the pub
lished interview in which the captain
is reported as severely reflecting upon
Pear Admiral Schley. The secretary's
letter was written and forwarded only
after the secretary had had a confer
ence on the subject with the presi
dent at noon. The department's ac
tion in the case is a severe reprimand,
and it is noteworthy that its letter
has been made public, a fact which in
itself adds to the weight of the pun
ishment administered.
To Be Received Only As Individual
Washington, May 2. It can be
stated that the persons composing
the Boer delegation who are about to
sail from Europe for the United
States will not be denied access to the
secretary of state when they reach
Washington. They will be received
as individuals, but hot as representa
tives of the Transvaal government.
Stole 70,000 from His Mother.
Chicago, May 2. The Montreal,
Que., police were notified to arrest
Thomas X'eveau and a woman, Sadie
Carroll, said to have left Chicago last
night with property valued at $70,
000, alleged to have been stolen by
young X'eveau from his mother. Mrs.
M. J. Xeveau, mother of Thomas,
made the complaint.
G'anted a Change of Venn.
Frankfort, Ky., May 2. Judge Can
trill granted the change of venue in
the cases of the five defendants who
are charged with being accessories to
the assassination of Gov. Goebel.
Those granted a change are Youtsey,
Davis, Powers, Whit taker and Combs.
Ga In Every Direction.
Chanute, Kan., May 2. A 3,000,000
cubit feet gas well, the largest
found in this territory, was struck
yesterday just west of town. This
well brings into the gas territory
many thousands of acres yet unde
veloped and proves "conclusively that
there is gas in every direction from
Chanute.
No Fases for Delegates.
Topeka, Kan., May 2. The railroads
have entered a compact not to issue
any free transportation to delegates
to any of the state political conven
tions this year. This hits all parties,
republican, democratic and populist.
It will no doubt be the means of keep
ing down the attendance at the va
rious gatherings.
Serious Floods In Colorado.
Denver, Col., May 2. A special from
Sterling. Col., says: The Tlatte river
is out of its banks and covering the
fiats. The Burlington & Missouri
railroad bridge is going out and other
bridges are in great danger and may
go out at any moment. Much damage
to property is expected.
Doer Delegates Start for America.
The Hague, May 2. After farewell
visits to Minister Pierson and De
Beaufort, the Boer delegates started
Wednesday afternoon for the United
States. A great crowd at the station
bade them farewell. Floral tributes
reached the delegates from all parts
of the countrv.
HfTT Loss of Cows and Calves.
Denver, Col., May 2. Reports re
ceived bv John W. SDrin;rer. nresident
of the National Live Stock associa- i
tion, show that the spring storms
have been very destructive to cows ;
anl calves on the range. Some points
report a loss of ten per cent, m
young stock.
Ample Warnlnr to Settlers.
Denver, Col., May 2. A special from
Castle Bock, Col., says: Paul Klinert,
a ranchman living at Castle wood dam,
has just come in. He reports that
tne dam is going out and will proba
bly not last through the day. Ample
warning has been given settlers along
Cherry creek.
Father and Eon Go to Prlson-
Concordia, Kan., May 2. Ben and
William McClellan, father and son,
prominent farmers of Cloud county,
were taken to the penitentiary to
serve sentences of 13 months each
for assaulting with intent to kill ex-
IBIS
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The Uethoclist General Conference
at Chicago Decided to Admit
Equal Lay Representation.
SCEHES AT THE GFEN1KS SESSION.
The Venerable Bishop Bowman Presided
IVednesday Delegates Representing
Methodism In All Part or the World in
Attendance Some Important Questions
Which the Conference Will Decide.
Chicago, May 2. The Methodist
Episcopal general conference by a
unanimous vote decided Wednesday to
admit equal lay representation to all
Methodist conferences.
The vote for equal lay representa
tion being taken, the fight for the
seating of the 141 provisional dele
gates was begun. Their cause was
relieved of an embarrassment by the
withdrawal of all rights to a seat by
Mrs. M. Y. McMahan. of Griggsville,
111. The conference then voted to ad
mit the provisional delegates.
The Twenty-ninth general confer
ence of the Methodist Episcopal
church began here Wednesday. It
will last a month and it is expected
to be the mos: important of any con
ference since the memorable one of
1S44 when the south branch of the
church severed relations with the
main body over the slavery questioru
The pit of the Auditorium theater
was filled with delegates from north
and south and east and west; Ware
and Smith from India, bronzed by the
sun of the equator; Hagan and Cam
phor from Liberia, and innumerable
others representing- Methodism in all
parts of the world. Further back in
the big hall where the conference is
to be held were the spectators and the
provisional delegates. The peals of the
great pipe organ were still echoing
when venerable Bishop Thomas
Bowman arose to declare the con
ference open. Behind Bishop Bowman
were the other bishops in the places
of honor on the stage. They, in
common with the remainder of the
assemblage became silent, as the vet
eran bishop raised his hand. Briefly
he called attention to the importance
of the conference, counseled conserv
atism and the gravest consideration
of matters which would be brought
up, and then declared the confer
ence open. Bibop H. W. Warren, fol
lowing Bishop Bowman, announced
the first hjmn which was sung with
vigorous enthusiasm by the great
audience. The apostles creed, led by
Bishop J. M. Thoburn, of India, was
recited by the audience and then
Bishop C. D. Foss delivered a prayer.
Grave questions confront the gath
ering. A determined effort will be
made to raise the ban on dancing,
card-playing and theater-going, and
arguments advanced for the conse
craton of bishops of limited juris
diction, the dropping of the time limit
on pastorates and the referring of
the election of conference editors,
secretaries and book agents to the
committees governing the different
societies. It is also expected that
somesteps may be taken looking to
the re-uniting of the south branch of
the church with the main body.
Roarlne I Heard for Miles-
Independence, Kan., May 2. The
biggest natural gas gusher in the
Kansas field was struck at this place
at a depth of 1,000 feet. So great is
the pressure that the drill canrot be
worked and the roaring can be heard
for miles.
A FORTUNE IN ORANGES.
A. San Francisco Clergyman Who
Owns Beautiful and Valuable
Groves.
Bev. Bobert Mackenzie, D. D., pastor
of the first Presbyterian church in this
city and' professor in the seminary at
San Anselmo, while attending to the
arduous duties of hi3 ecclesiastical
charge, has found time to make a for
tune. He is a man of great wealth,
says the San Francisco Bulletin, not
Inherited", but the result of his own
foresight and wise investments.
About five miles from the beautiful
town of Riverside, in the choicest part
of a region) where landi is marketable
at prices ranging from $1,000 to $1,8C3
per Ecre, Dr. Mackenzie owns 90 acres,
all in bearing- oranges. The land is
covered with trees in full bearing and
is worth in Its present condition about
$150,OCO. The income must be very
large, for orange groves pay a large
profit on the capital Invested.
Dr. Mackenzie started the orchard in
a small way a number of years ago. He
had a few acres, which were carefully
planted. He tended his place with
great zeaL and it. Is said that Mrs.
Mackenzie herself went over the first
few crops and sorted and boxed1 them,
a labor she would, not trust to less
careful hands than her own. This
prudencegavethe crop a superior qual
ity and a reputation. With hi3 annual
profits Dr. Mackenzie extended his
acreage until he became owner of the
present large and extremely valuable
groves.
Of course he has niade a fortune out
of his oranges. He has taken care of
his wealth and, i3 nor? perhaps the rich-
m fi 11
LIQU0R EXPORTS DECREASE.
During the Past fear the United State
Sent Abroad Nearly a MUlloa
Gallons Lets.
Washington, May 2. If, as the
temperance people have asserted, the
American army has carried the sa
loon into the islands of the seas, it
has had a curious effect on the liquor
trade of the United States, and the
whisky trust will join with the W. C.
T. U. in denouncing the army. The
figures show that the export liquor
trade of the United States with the !
world at large has declined to a re
markable degree" since the islands
were turned over io us. For the nine
months ended April, 1, 1S90, the total
exports of spirituous liquors from
this country wee 2,317,174 gallons.
During two-thirds of this time Cuba,
Forto Bico and the Philippines were
still in control of the Spaniards. For
the nine months ended April 1 of
this year, during all of which time
the Americans controlled the islands,
our total export of spirituous liquors
to the world tit large were only 1,
333,934 gallons. This is a positive
loss of 37,240 gallons.
ROOT HINTS AT WAR.
Secretary of War Says Time Is Nesr When
We Most Give Cp Monro Doctrine
or Fight for It.
New York, April 29. While the ban
quet hall of the Waldorf-Astoria was
ringing with applause in honor of the
hero of Appomattox, Elihu Boot, with
all the impressiveness attaching to a
deliberate statement from the sec
retary of war, declared that the
time was rapidly approaching in our
history as a nation when we should
have either to abandon the Monroe
doctrine or fight for it. He added
that we would never abandon it. Mr.
Boot presided over the dinner held in
honor of the birthday of Ulysses S.
Grant, and his reference to the Mon
roe doctrine, it is generally agreed,
was designed as an official utterance
of the McKinley administration, in
tended to express the belief of the
president that it is possible for one
to "eat his apple, and have it, too."
NO SYMPATHY FOR BOERS.
The Senate Monday, by a Vote of Twenty
For to Tweoty-Xine Against, De
feated the Revolution.
Washington, May 1. By a vote of
20 to 20 the senate Monday refused to
consider the resolution of sympathy
with the Boers introduced by Senator
Mason, of Illinois. The detailed vote
was as follows:
Yeas Allen, Bate, Berry, Chandler,
Clay, Hale. Harris, Heltfeld, Hoar, Jones,
(Ark.), Kenny, McCumber, McEnery,
Martin, Mason. Pettlgrrew, Ross, Teller,
Turner, Vest 20.
Nays Aldrlch, Allison. Bard, Carter,
Clark (Wyo.), Davis, Fairbanks, Foster,
Frye, Galllnger, Gear, Hawley, Jones
(New), Kean. Lodpe, McComas. Morgan.
Nelson, Penrose. Perkins, Pettus, Piatt
(Conn.), Piatt (N. Y.). Sewell. Ehoup,
Stewart, Sullivan, Warren, Wolcott 23.
Significant Military Order.
Washington, ""April 29. Four hun
dred troops from the barracks at
Forts Sheridan, Leavenworth and
Snelling have been ordered to Cuba
to take the places of the same num
ber of soldiers who have been on duty
in Cuba and are in need of a change
of climate. It is significant that the
men ordered to Cuba have not less
than a year to serve, and this is con
strued to mean that it will be at least
12 months before the military forces
of this government are withdrawn
from the island.
Hlg Increase of Karal Free Delivery.
Washington, April 23. There will
be an enormous increase of the rural
free delivery service during the com
ing year, as the house has agTeed to
appropriate $1,750,000 for the service
next year, this being an increase of
$1,540,000. This legislation means the
passing of many fourth-class post
masters, as these offices are abolished
in many instances when the rural free
delivery service is established.
Ilanna Sees Only Victory.
Washington, May 2. Senator Han
na, chairman of the republican nation
al committee, has given out his first
statement regarding the coming pres
idential campaign. He says that Mc
Kinley will carry every state that he
did in 1595 with the possible excep
tion of Kentucky. In addition he
thinks the repubicans wil carry Kan
sas, South Dakota, Washington, Wy
oming, Montana and Idaho.
Sweeping 3Iranre to Protect Game.
Washington, May 2. The house
passed the Lacey bill to enlarge the
powers of the department of agricul
ture and to prohibit interstate com
merce in game kjlled in violation of
local laws. It gives power to prevent
the introduction of undesirable for
eign birds and to prevent the killing
of game in violation of state laws for
concealed sh'ipment to states where it
can be sold in the open markets.
Chance of Venn for Goebel Fat pec t.
Frankfort, Fj, May 2. Judge Can
trill has ordered a change of venue
to S-cott county for the trial of
Towers, Davis, Youtsey and others
charged with complicity in the Goe
bel murder. The defendants wanted
to be tried in Bourbon county.
The directors of the Kansas City,
Mexico & Orient railway met at Kan
s:? City, Mo.," Thtrrt-lay zz.l eI:.ct:-2
DTO JVFDL MIIIE HORROR
Terrible Loss of Life Follows an
Explosion Near Sccfield.
Two n and red Are Thought to Be Dead, of
Whom 137 Were Recovered Explo
sion Thonght to Be Dne to
Blasting Powder.
Scofield, Utah, Miy 2. By an ex
plosion which occurred here at 10:25
o'clock yesterday forenoon, in mine
Xo. 4, of the Pleasant Valley Coal
company, upwar of 200 men lost
their lives. At this hour 137 bodies
have been recovered and the work
of .rescue is still proceeding. There
are willing hands at work and as
fast as bodies are reached they are
brought down to the boarding houses
arid other comparr buildings, where
they are dressed and prepared for
the coroner's inquct. These build
ings are numerous and in each are
from ten to 33 bedies.
The explosion occurred in No. 4
and extended by i connection to Xo.
1. The men in Xo. 1 were choked.
Those in Xo. 4 were burned and
charred. There were 250 men at
work in the two mines and only a
few of them escaped alive.
The cause of the expiosion is at
tributed to the blowing up of a num
ber of Kegs of blasting powder.
A LYNCHING IN MISSOURI.
The Negro Who Shot the Sheriffs Wife
at Marshall, Mo , Hanged by
Hob.
Marshall, Mo., April 30. Mindo, the
negro who broke jail here Thursday
night after shooting and seriously
wounding' the sheriff's wife, Mrs. Wil
son, was hanged in the courthouse
yard here 20 minutes past 11 o'clock
Saturday night by a mob of citizens
of -the county. Crowds of men had
been quietly talking all day and after
dark an immense crowd gathered
about the jail premises, bent on hav
ing the man. For awhile they were
held back by the cooler heads, but
shortly before 11 o'clock the guards
at the jail were overpowered, the keys
taken from them and Mindo was
taken around a block to the place
of his death. After short prepara
tions he was swung up to a tree in the
presence of more than 500 persons.
The mob was an orderly one and no
demonstrations were made. The work
was performed principally by non
residents of Marshall.
CROPS ALL RUINED.
Floods In Texas Have Left Devastation
In Their Wake Labor Problem
a Serlons One.
Austin, Tex May 1. Heavy rains
fell in many localities of central and
southwest Texas again to-day and
last night, and the flood situation is
growing worse instead of improving.
Xo reliable estimate can be made at
this time of the damage done to grow
ing crops. There is every indication
that the flooded area of the Brazos
and Colorado river valleys will exceed
that of the great inundation of last
year, when it was reliably estimated
the losses aggregated $3,000,000. Xo
additional damage can be done now,
for the corn in the "bottoms is already
ruined and the cotton will have to be
replanted. The labor problem is the
hard one now. The negroes are leav
ing the bottoms, and there is none
to take their places.
AWFUL HAVOC WROUGHT.
Fire at Hall and Ottawa. Ont, Destroyed
3,800 Buildings and Rendered 15,
OOO People Homeless.
Ottawa, Ont., April 23. At five a. in.,
the fire which has raged here and
Hull since 11 a. m. Thursday was un
der control. The number of buildings
destroyed will probably aggregate
3,800. Between 12,000 and 13,000 men,
women and children are homeless.
Four lives were lost. The situation is
summarized as follows: Ottawa
Buildings destroyed, 2,000. Hull
Buildings destroyed, 1,S00. Total loss
both cities, $20,000,000. Total insur
ance both cities, estimated, $12,000,000.
Belief funds from every portion of
Canada and the United States are be
ing telegraphed here. The Bank of
Montreal gave $10,000. The govern
ment at a cabinet meeting1 voted $100,
000 to relieve fire sufferers.
Boa Down by a Eloodhoand.
Sedalia, Mo., May 2. Katharine
Locke, a young- girl, was criminally
assaulted near Chamois. A boodhound
from Sedalia was placed on the trail
and in 30 minutes run down Bobert
Fnlcher, who has a wife and three
children. The prisoner was positively
identified by Miss Locke and was re
moved to Linn, the county seat, to
prevent his being1 lynched.
Record-Break lag Month for Coinage.
Philadelphia, May 2. The month of
April was a record-breaker for the
making of coins at the Philadelphia
mine. The total number of pieces
made was 9,S31,100, the value of which
is $12,354,450.
British Subjects .Expelled.
Pretoria, May 1. As a sequel to
the Johannesburg explosion the gov
ernment has ordered British subjects
with a few rirep'io'zs, to I:aT-2 the
DEWEY WAS THE ATTRACTI0IT
Nearly a Million People Witnessed the
Great Parade in Chicago In Honor
of the Admiral.
Chicago, May 2. Yesterday's cele
bration, the first in America at
which Admiral George Dewey could
be present on the anniversary of the
battle of Manila bay, was worthy of
the famous victory. Fully 600,000
people were gathered along the line
of march of the day's parade and for
four hours the admiral was busy
bowing acknowledgments of the
cheers that met him from all sides.
X'aval, military and civic organiza
tions followed the carriage contain
ing the admiral through miles of
streets decorated with flags and
bunting and with models of the
cruiser Olympia made from various
materials, the most popular practice
being to outline the cruiser in col
ored electric lights.
The stand from which Admiral
Dewey reviewed the parade was built
out from the grand stand erected
along the south end of the unfinished
post office building on Jackson boule
vard, and here thousands of people
stood in the street for hours waiting
for the admiral to appear at the head
of the parade. A number of women
fainted in the crush.
The parade was in eight divisions,
each preceded ir a marshal and aides.
It required two hours to pass the
reviewing stand, and Admiral Dewey
was kept occupied acknowledging sa
lutes and saluting the various flags,
some of which had been carried in
battle and showed the marks of ac
tual fighting.
To-daj- the admiral will see the
?33,000,0-j0 ship and drainage canal
from the railroad alongside for part
of the distance and from a boat on
the canal for the remainder. Re
ceptions, luncheons and other enter
tainments will coDkiime the rest of
the day. Mrs. Dewey will be the
guest of honor at two functions.
WANTS LIQUORiEPT OUT.
Rev. John Paton Makes an Karnest Plea
for the 60,000 Cannibals In
New Hebrides.
X'ew York, May 2. Bev. John D.
Taton, of the Xew Hebrides, in the
course of his address before the
Ecumenical conference in Carnegie
hall said:
There are st 111 40.000 to CO.V0 cannibals in
the New Hebrides group. Great Britain
has j'rohibited all her traders on those
islands from trading In rum, ammunition,
brandy, opium and dynamite. Nearly
eight years ago I was sent to plead with
the Americans and their president and
congress that they would place their
traders under a similar prohibition. Pres
idents Harrison and Cleveland were both
willing to do it. but for some reason 4t
was not done. Months ago we petitioned
President McKir.ley and the congress
through him. to plac American traders'
in the Hebrides under a prohibition, and
many thousand Americans have sent from
public meetings for him to do so. But
now the assistant secretary of state
writes that they cannot grant our pe
tition without a special act of congress
making it a crime or misdemeanor for
American citizens in those islands to sell
intoxicating drinks and firearms to the
natives of the New Hebrides and to make
provision for the execution of this legis
lation. Surely there are congressmen In
the United States of America who will
take up this subject and plead with con
gress to pass an act to save such ruin by
the traders of America against these de
fenseless islanders, who are not under
the protection of any civilized nation,
but are at the mercy of the lawless tra
ders, kidnapers and salvers who visit or
settle on those islands.
IT IS A GREAT PROJECT.
Principal Offices of stllwell's Railroad to
the Pacific Will lie in Kansas City,
Kan. Capital of 925,000,000.
Kansas City, Mo., May 2. A Times
special from Topeka, Kan., says:
A charter was granted to the Kansas
City, Mexico & Orient railway, with a
capital stock of JiV"00jOO. W. C. Ed
wards put up a cish feo of $2,727.50, the
amount called for by the new charter
law. It Is stated m th charter that the
principal orsces of the. new railroad are
to be in Kansas City. Kan. It permits
the construction of standard guage track
and telegraph lines through the counties
of "Wyandotte, Leavenworth, Douglas,
Shawnee, Osage. Lyon. Greenwood, Chase,
Marion, Butler. Harvey, Fveno. Sedgwick,
Sumner, Kingman. Harper and Barber,
in Kansas; then south through Oklahoma
and Indian territory into Texas and
southwest through Texas to the Rio
Grande. Crossing into Old Mexico, the
line is to traverse the states of Chihua
hua, Sinaloa and Sonora to Topolobampo,
on the bay of lower California. The
capital stock Is stated at $3,000,000. As I
projected the road Is to be l.SX miles
long, and Its estimated cost will be $15,
000 a mile. The republic of Mexico con
tributed a subsidy of $5,000,000 toward the
completion of the road In that country.
Unnsnal Court Decision.
Kansas City, Mo., May 2. Mrs.
Xancy Cullar was seriously injured
while alighting from a "Katy" train
at Harworwl, Mo. She recovered dam
ages for the injury and then Mr. Cul
lar sued for the loss of hi3 wife's so
ciety and her household services be
cause of the injuries. The court of ap
peals decides that though Mr. Cullar
might have his wife's society at home,
yet if her companionship was ren
dered less agreeable by reason of her
suffering that fact would entitle him
to compensation.
John W. Gates Under Arrest.
Xew York, May 2. John W. Gates,
chairman of the board of directors of
the American eteel & Wire company,
was Tuesday Eerved with a summons
in a criminal rjroceedin for alleged
j wrongful actions as an ofEcial cf the
c-omparsy. Mr. Gates acknowledged
i ti e sjrvica with, a srJlirr "tha.'ii
illl lii;:
Snail Band of Americans at C
Overwhelmed by Filipin:2,rc v
Until Relieved by Czzzizltz.
TWENTY CF THE EH AYE LIES SL.V
A Garrison of SO Soldiers from lbs Tor -Thlrd
Regiment Had to Take Refn !
a Church and for Five Days roijbi t
Rebels Survivors Tere Without r&-. i
and Exhausted When He!p C tee
Manila, May 2. The American gar
rison of Catubig, island of Sarnsra,
consisting of 30 men belonging to th
Forty-third regiment, was attacks 1
by rebels. Twenty of the Americans
were killed, the remainder being res
cued. The Americans were quartered in
the Catubig church, which the enemy,
numbering seeral hundred men, sur
rounded and fiercely attacked. The
Americans fought for two days and
then the rebels managed to ignite t' t
roof of the church and it burned
away and finally fell upon those inside
the edifice. The walls remained in
tact, however, and were used cs
shelter by the besieged Americans for
three days longer, the enemy attack
ing the building on all sides at once.
The Americans continued firing frctn
the windows and doors of the church
and did great execution among the
Filipinos. It is estimated that over
200 of the latter were killed, many
dead bodies being removed from the
scene of the fighting.
After five days resistance by the
Americans a lieutenant and eight
men arrived from Laoan and engaged
tue besiegers, who thereupon retired.
The fortunate arrival of these rein
forcements prevented the annihila
tion of the American force entrenched
in the church, who had repeatedly de
clined to surrender wnen ordered.
The ten survivors were without food,
had little ammunition and were ex
hausted when relieved. This fight has
encouraged the Filipinos, who are now
acting in an aggressive manner and
threatening that section of the coast,
particularly the town of Catarma,
whence the garrison will probably be
withdrawn to Laoan.
NEBRASKA .JB0Y EHBEZZLEI;
John Harder, of Millard, Said to Hare Se
cured About 81,400 While Pretend
ing to Bay Grain.
Omaha, X'eb., May 2. John Harder,
a lad of 19, who was grain buyer for
the Omaha elevators at Millard, Xeb
was brought back from Cheyenne,
Wyo., yesterday, to answer a charg-j
of embezzling $1,400 on checks drawn
for grainlie did not buy. His method
was to make out checks in favor of
some innocent farmer and induce the
farmer to get the cash and turn it
over to him. One of these farmers.
John Kudolph, was ruined when a
check came back upon him to be made
good, and committed suicide.
Gala DT at Fort Scott.
Fort Scott, Kan., Maj' 2. A crowd
of many thousands of people wit
nessed the laying of the cornerstone
of the new convention hall in this
city. The hall must be completed in
time for the populist and democratic
state conventions here July 24. A
parade, in which scholars of the city
schools and officers, lodges, band?,
etc., participated, marched to the hall
site. The Masonic lodge conducted
the service amid gTeat enthusiasm-
Root' Talk Creates a Stir.
Berlin, May 2. The Vossische Zei
tung learns with astonishment that
Seceretary Hoot's allusions that tha
United States would some day have to
fight in defense of the Monroe doc
trine were directed at Germany's
Brazilian ambitions. This respectable
radical organ undertakes to quiet ibs
American distrust by declaring that
in influential circles there is no in
tention of founding any Brazilian
colonies.
Saltan Fears a Naval Demontratinn-
London, Mav 2. The Standard"?
Constantinople correspondent says,
though he is unable to confirm the re
port, that Turkey ha3 consented to
immediately pay the Americar..-'
claims. He is tolerably certain th.t
a settlement is near, Turkey fearir.;T
a naval demonstration, which would
establish an undesired precedent.
Confessed After 18 Year.
Indianapolis, Ind., May 2. Word
been received here that FraEk Bulger,
a farmhand, has confessed, in O'lir.
I1L, to the murder of Mrs. Forer.c'.
and her daughter, near this city, 1 :
years ago. The murders were t'.
most brutal butcheries in the memc.';
of the oldest inhabitant.
A Protest from ilaulla.
Washington, May 1. Congre3 v
receive a memorial soon from t
American chamber of commerce
Manila, protesting vigorously tr:::
the excessive taxation exacted by t.
United States military govern"0-1..
Dole to Be Haws-il's First GTtr;r.
Washington, May 2. Prr:!l
Dole La3 been selected zs the .
governor of IIaw!:, T- c- f:-rr." ;
nouscencr.t will t-e ru. :
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