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DEAD IN PHILIPPINES
OUR LOSSES DURING THE WAR.
More Than Two Thousand Battles and
Skirmishes—One Thousand Men
Killed by the Enemy—Entire Death
List Exceeds Four Thousand.
Washington, July 24.—MnJ. James
Parker of the adjutant general’s de
partment, lias compiled statistics re
garding the Insurrection in the Philip
pines. There were 2,150 engagements
with the enemy, more or less serious,
between February 4, 1890, the date of
the battle of Manila, and April 50,
1902. fixed as the virtual downfall of
the Insurrection. The larger portion
of these lights were attacks from am
bush on the American troops, or skir
mishes in which only small detach
ments took part.
“In almost no case in these engage
ments,” says Major Parker, “did
American troops surrender or have to
retreat or have to leave their dead and
wounded In the possession of the en
emy. notwithstanding that in many
cases the percentage of loss was high.
The number of troops that have been
transported to the Philippines and
have arrived there up to July Kith last
was 4.155 officers ami 125,805 men.
The average strength taken from
monthly returns for the period of the
insurrection was approximately 40,-
000.”
Major Parker summarizes the casunl
th*s of the American army as follows:
Killed or died of wounds, 09 ollleers
and 950 enlisted men; deaths from dis
ease, 47 oltleers and 2,555 cnlistcu
men; deaths from accidents, 0 ollleers
and 125 enlisted men; drowned. 0 otli
eers and 257 enlisted men; suicide, 10
ollleers and and 72 enlisted men; mur
dered, 1 officer and 91 enlisted men; to
tal deaths, 159 officers and 4,010 en
listed men. wounded, 19 officers and
2,707 enlisted men, a total of 2,897;
killed and wounded and deaths other
than by disease, 282 ollleers and 4,188
enlisted men; total, 4.470.
A large portion of the dentils by
drowning occurred In action or in ac
tive operations against the enemy.
Major Parker makes the percentage of
killed and wounded to the strength of
the army 9.7.
The epidemic of cholera has lieen
particularly hard upon the medical
corps of tin* army stationed on the
Philippine islands, and the casualty
list received here shows that the sur
geons and the hospital corps have
borne their share of the suffering.
Surgeon General Forwood has re
ceived a copy of one of the orders lu
which these casualties are announced,
as follows:
"The death of Private Joseph G. M.
Eisenmn, hospital corps, U. S. A., is
announced. Private Eiseman was de
tailed to face death ns a cholera nurse
for one of our comrades and died from
the disease, caught -from his charge;
an example of devotion to duty to be
held up for all men to cmulute.
“Private Leonard B. Stevenson, hos
pital corps, U. S. A., was detailed to
V nurse both of our *-oi«»r.i«i..*>, with tt>c
knowledge that his predecessor had
been cut down while performing the
same duty. Without a murmur he re
sponded and remained till the soil cov
ered his plague-stricken charges, ana
then he returned to Ills routine duties.
"The men of this command who
have fac«nl death a in id the whirl of
bullets and the excitement of a light
ran readily appreciate the courage re
quired to dally await Its approach in
the form of one of the most dreaded
diseases known to the world to-day,
and tin* commanding otlieer makes this
an opportunity to publicly acknowl
edge that ‘duty well done,’ the high
est aim of a soldier, is a goal Pri
vate Stephenson has reached.
"This order will be published at
parade Tuesday, July 27. and at gen
eral inspection of the hospital corps,
July 51st.”
P. O. S. A. Convention.
Denver, July 24,-<The Patriotic Or
der Sons of America closed its state
convention at Wheeler hall yesterday
afternoon with the election of the fol
lowing ollleers: I. It. llowze, presi
dent; J. C. llunes of Pueblo, past presi
dent: K. L. Hopkins, vice president;
Frank Wheeler, secretary; E. Colver,
treasurer; M. L. McGill, conductor; E.
C. Evans, inspector; W. II. Ford,
guard; F. W. Stutt. master of form;
W. J. King was appointed chaplain.
The next state convention will be
held the second Tuesday in July next
year In this city.
, The Ladles’ Auxiliary has also been
W in convention during the last two days.
Yesterday a committee was appointed
to investigate the Twenty-fourth street
school. Delegates were elected to the
national convention to be held October
25d, in Washington, District of Colum
bia, us follows: Mrs. Jennie McGill,
I)r. Sarah M. Townsend and Mrs. Car
rie Bptler. The officers elected by the
women for the coming year are: Mrs.
Lizzie McClung, president; Dr. Surah
May Townsend, assistant president;
Miss E. Heesite, vice president; Mrs.
F. II. Hopkins, tinancial secretary;
Miss Carrie Butler, treasurer; Miss X.
Pierce, secretary.
Hunting for Water Rights.
Denver, July 24.—A News special
from Estes Park says:
Water for irrigation in northern Col
orado Is liecoming short, ami this
year's dryness and the sugar beet
crops have caused water rights to rise
in value. Unappropriated water, res
ervoir sites and unchartered lakes are
being sought out, located and taken.
There are no less than four outlits,
each in charge of an irrigation engi
neer. exploring the continental divide,
looking for water or a chance to store
it. The lakes around timber line on
the sources of the Thompson. St.
Vrain and Poudre are being examined
and surveyed and appropriated. The
sources of the Grand river are being
looked over, and the range lias been
examined at two places to see the feas
ibility of timbering and turning some
of the water from the Grand Into the
Big Thompson.
These outfits are very secretive as
their plans, and they came unan
nounced to their fields of operation.
For the most part they seem to be
.backed by the ditch companies of Lar
iiner eouutv.
TRIED FOR CONTEMPT.
Judge Jackson Enforces Injunction
Against Striking Coal Miners.
Parkersburg. \V. Vu., July 20.—Judge
Jackson, rendering bis decision in the
“Mother" Junes contempt eases Thurs
day held that all the defendants had
violated the injunction ami were guilty
of contempt of court. The opinion
supported the right of the courts to use
Injunction and tin* right of laborers to
work when they wish to do so. without
Interference from organised labor or
any other source.
Judge Jackson in his decision said:
“While I recognize the right for all
laborers to combine for the purpose of
protecting all their lawful rights. 1 do
not recognize the right of laborers to
conspire together to compel employes
who are not dissatisfied with their
work in the mines to lay down their
picks and to quit their work, without a
just or proper reason therefor, merely
to gratify a professional set of agita
tors, organizers and walking delegates
who roam all over the country as
agents for some combination, who are
vampires that live and fatten on the
honest labor of the coal miners of the
country, and who are busybodies. cre
ating dissatisfaction among a class of
people who are quiet, well disposed
and who do not want to be disturbed
by the unceasing agitation of tills
class of people.
"In the ease we have umlei consider
ation these defendants are known as
professional agitators, organizers and
walking delegates. They have nothing
in common with the people who are
employed in the mine of the Clarks
burg Fuel Company.
“The strong arm of the court of
equity is invoked in this case, not to
suppress the right of free speech, but
to restrain and inhibit these defend
ants, whose only purpose is to bring
about strikes by trying to coerce peo
ple who are not dissatisfied with the
terms of their employment, which re
sults in inflicting injury and damage to
their emplovers as well as to the em
ployes.”
The court then referred to “Mother”
Jones’ speech near the Kinnlkiuiilck
mines, saying her utterances were tin
outgrowth of the sentiments of those
who believe in communism and an
archy.
“The evidence shows that ’Mother'
Jones called the miners shoes; salt!
she did not care anything for injunc
tions; that it was a duty to urge the
men at work to lay down their tools
and advise the men to strike; that the
Judge was a hireling of the coal com
puny and the coal operators were all
robbers. She said in her speech tc
pay no attention to Judge Jackson 01
to the court, but Just make the miners
lay down their tools and come out.
“It Is true,” says the court, “that
'Mother* Jones denied some of the
statement.** of the witness, but her de
nial was not positive, but equivocal.”
Judge Jackson suspended Judgment
In the case of “Mother” Jones for con
tempt. He said that she has been
found guilty of contempt “but ns sh<
ponlns .... .. lie would MO I
send her to Jail, or allow her to forct
her way Into jail.” Hi* said he would
hold conviction over her and if she
violated the injunction he would sen
tence her heavily.
Thomas Haggerty got ninety day*
and five other got sixty days each in
the Parkersburg jail. The Hungarians
declared they had not understood tin.
Injunction and were released upon tilt
promise not to violate it again.
Austro-liungnrlnn consul at New York
was here to represent them. Inclunmg
some arrested later, there were twenty
four Hungarians released In the sain,
manner.
There was Intense Interest shown lij
everyone as Judge Jackson earnest l>
read his decision. “Mother” Jones wa»
surrounded by the other defendants
and Vice President Lewis of the I'nited
Mine Workers was present with them
The defendants were surprised wnu
both the decision and the sentiment*
and expressed themselves bitterly.
TEXAS TAKES WATER CURE.
Heavy Rain* Reported From All Ovei
the State.
Dallas. Tex., July 20.—There hat
been almost a continuous fall of rain
covering practically the entire state
since last Sunday, the downpour belnjj
particularly heavy In western Texas
In Scurry county rain has fallen foi
seven days and nights and streams art
out of their banks. The town of Sny
der has had no mail for three days
and is cut oft from all coinmunieatlor
except by telephone.
Traffic on the Texas & Pacific Is al
most completely tied up at Abilene. N<
trains have arrived here from the West
for three days.
The town of Big Springs is undei
water from three to ten feet and there
is much damage to the surrounding
farming country.
At Pecos the Pecos river is two mile»
wide and is flooding the alfalfa and
corn farms north of the town. The
railways have declined to receive
freight or express for shipment. There
are many washouts along the line of
the Texas & Pacific west of Abilene
and general traffic perhaps will be in
terrupted for several days.
At Waco the Brazos rose from fifteen
to twenty-eight feet within a short
time yesterday, but Is reported to be
falling tlds morning.
In around Dallas a driving rain be
gan falling at 0 o’clock night before
last and still continues. The cotton
fields have received a thorough drench
ing. which will materially help that
staple*.
Wyoming Men See Roosevelt.
Oyster Bay. July 20.—W. B. Sleepet
of Wyoming arrived here last night tc,
present to the President resolutions of
the stock raisers of Big Horn county.
Wyoming, concerning the exclusion of
cattle and sheep from the additional
Yellowstone timber reservation. They
ask the President to suspend any ac
tion with reference to the exclusion of
stock from the reservation during the
present season, which will last scarcely
ninety days longer.
Mr. Sleeper has traveled nearly 3,000
miles to present his petition. It is un
derstood that the President already
practically lias granted the request of
the stockm *n.
A RUNAWAY TRAGEDY
ALDERMAN KELLY IS KILLED-
Party Starting Out to Investigate Den
ver Water Supply Meets With a
Terrible Accident—Mr. Kelly Dies
While Being Removed and Super
visor LindquiSt Is Dreadfully If Not
Fatally Injured—Several Others
3adly Hurt.
Denver, July l!7. The death of Al
derman Kelly, the frightful Injury to
City Supervisor Lindquist mill the
bruising of other members of the party
in n runaway brought a sudden and
tragic end to the Investigation by the
special water committee sent up Platte
canon and to Cheesman lake.
The accident occurred at 3:30 o'clock
yesterday afternoon on a mountain
road four miles south of Wellington
lake. A sudden lurch of the stage,
drawn by four horses, threw the driver.
John J. Noonan, from Ills seat to the
road and the horses immediately stain
ed on a wild run down the mountains.
Kelly, who was sitting in the front
seat with the driver, made an attempt
to catch the lines and fell over tin 1
dashboard. 11 is forehead was crushed
in and lie sustained a rupture.
The other members of the city com
mittee Jumped for their lives and all
landed safely except Supervisor Lind
quist. Mr. Lindquist is a heavy man.
weighing almost 300 pounds. lie struck
the road on his left foot and that leg
was broken and dislocated at the an
kle. Tin* front bone, which was dislo
cated. was forced through the skin.
Edward Keating, reporter for the
Denver News, and C. A. Lyman of the
Times were on the rear seat of the
stage ami stayed there until the final
crash came.
The Republican reporter. 11. 11. Nle
meyer. was on the freight carrier In
the rear of the stage, and remained
there until just before the vehicle
turned over. All three newspaper men
escaped with bad bruises, i.yuiau suf
fered a severe cut over the left eye.
The members of the city’s committee
who Jumped and escaped with a severe
shaking up were Aldermen Italley and
Caban and City Engineer u'Hricn.
Directly in front of the runaway
stage and about 1«m» yards ahead, was
a two-horse wagon driven by .1. S. Fill
more. In this were the other members
of the committee. Aldermen Tebbets.
Parish and ('onion. Mrs. Mary White
and two men who did not give their
names, were on their way to Lake
Cheesman In search of work.
Fillmore heard the wild cries of the
men in the stage behind and guessing
what the trouble was whipped his own
horses into a gallop in an endeavor to
reach a place In the road where he
might turn out.
A clump of bushes lined the road,
perhaps fifty yards ahead, and for
them he made at breakneck speed.
He reached them not a moment too
soon, for as he turned off the front
wheels of the madly-careening stage
struck the lilnd wheels of the forward
wnitmi mill iiiiiicd over.
The four-horse team continued in its
mad flight, dragging tin* overturned
stage along the road. Mr. Tebbets and
one of the workmen from the forward
wagon sprang at the heads of the lead
ers and soon brought them to a stop.
As soon as possible Mr. Kelly, who
was- still alive and able to sit up by
the support of a man on each side, and
Mr. Lindquist were placed in the wa
gon and the party started to drive
back to Wellington, four miles distant.
Just before reaching Wellington Mr.
Kelly died and his body was placed in
another wagon.
A rapid drive was made twelve miles
farther to Ituffalo station on the Colo
rado & Southern, where I>r. E. W. La
zed of Denver was found, who at once
proceeded to dress Mr. Lindquist’s
leg. lielng assisted by Dr. Flegenbaum
of Edwardsville, Illinois.
A special train was sent up from
Denver to bring the party back to the
city.
COLORADO STATE FAIR.
Great Preparations for the Exhibition
in Pueblo Next September.
Pueblo July 28.—The Colorado State
Fair Association has Issued a little
book containing the list of premiums
offered at the fair to be hold in l’ucblo,
September loth to 20tli. In all $14,000
will be distributed in premiums and
prizes a moil); the exhibitors. There
will Im* five days of racing and purses
to the total value of $. r ».400 are held up
to the winners. The characteristic
cowboy will be in evidence and a
"broncho busting” contest, that has
been arranged, ought to prove not the
least interesting feature*.
A novelty has been furnished by the
offer of Samuel Baer & Co. of Pueblo,
to give fSO to the couple who will be
married in front of the grand stand on
Thursday afternoon, September 18th.
Prospective couples must reside in the
state and should send their photo
graphs to the above mentioned firm.
The fair association has announced
that it will supply the necessary mar.
riage license and clergyman's fees.
In addition there will be a baby show
both for white and colored babies.
Captain Thatcher, commissioner-in
chief of the Colorado St. Louis uxposl- ,
tion iKiard, is arranging a competitive
mineral exhibit between the several
counties to be held in connection with
the fair. A prize will be offered to the
county making tin* best display, and it
is intended to exhibit the cream of the
collection, at the St. Ixmis World's
Fair in 1004.
English and American Club.
London. July 28.—The Pilgrim Club,
the organization formed to bring Amer
icans and Englishmen together, through
its branches all over the world, was
formally launched this week at a meet
ing which elected Lord Roberts hon
orary president and Lieut. Gen. Lord
Grenfell. United States Senator iJe
pew and Captain Hedworth Lambton
commander of the royal yacht Victo
ria and Albert vice presidents.
Lord Grenfell presided. Letters It*
support of the movement were read
from Sir Henry Irving, Lord Strath
conn and Mount Royal, high commis
sioner of Canada. Lord Alverstone, lord
chief justice of Eugland; Lord Roths
child and J. D. Rockefeller, Jr.
FRENCH SCHOOL WAR
OVER UNAUTHORIZED SCHOOLS.
Catholics Fortify School Buildings and
Declare They Will Fight—Ready to
Be Shot Rather Than Abandon the
Sisters—President Orders More
Schools Closed.
I’aiis, July 2d.- A serious situation
is prevailing in 1 in* Catholic country
around 11 rest on account of the closing
of t lu* unauthorized schools. The
countryside has taken up arms ami is
determined to resist any attempt at
the forcible execution of tin* ordciw
of the premier. An incident yesterday
evening at Sainte-Meen, eighteen
miles from Brest, shows the spirit of
tlie peasantry. Two newspaper men of
Brest drove there in an automobile to
Investigate the situation at the Sis
ter*. - school. Immediately after they
had entered the community a boy
sounded a bugle and crowds of peas
ants swarmed from the Helds, armed
with pitchforks and iron-bound sticks,
shouting: "Long live tiie sisters! Long
live liberty!” One of tilt l reporters was
dragged from the automobile and the
fanatics beat him with their pitch
forks and sticks. The ncwspn|icr
ninn explained in tin* Breton dialect
that lie had only come in search of In
formation, but Die crowd refused to
listen to him. and the reporter had to
keep them at bay with a revolver. He
succeeded in regaining the automobile,
and drove off at full speed, followed
by a shower of stones.
A school at IMoudaniel. in the same
neighborhood, has been converted into
:l fortress, barricades have been erect
ed and tiie Inhabitants have formed a
cordon about tin* surrounding area.
The lady superior said:
“Vott see our barricades. They
must shoot us before we yield. There
will lie bloodshed if any one attempts
to enter.”
Placards have been posted in the
townships urging resistance to the po
lice The population of I«andcrcuU,
twelve miles from Brest, lias formed
relays to guard the school ami peas
ant women sit on benches opposite the
gat--, knitting, while awaiting the
coming ol' tiie gendarmes. They are
greatly excited, and declare they pre
fer to be shot rather than abandon the
sisters. The Indy superior of the Luu*
dereau convent said:
“l.ibe true Bretons, we will yield
only to force. Tiie women and other
people who are guarding the school
night and day have given us a cour
ageous example.”
The Journal Ollicial publishes a de
cree signed by President Loubet, des
ignating twelve congrcgntlouist schools
in Paris and fourteen in the depart
ment of tiie Seine which it orders to be
closed immediately, as they have
opened since tiie passage of the law
of associations without authorization.
As a matter of fact, most of tlm
schools designated have been closed al
ready. and the sisters in charge of
them have returned to the convents.
JEFFRIES STILL CHAMPION.
Fitzsimmons Vanquished in an Eight-
Round Fight at San Francisco.
Snn Francisco, July l!»5. -After fight
ing n battle of eight rounds that was
naught with brilliant and courageous
v ork. Robert Fitzsimmons last night
forfeited his last claim upon the heavy
weight chuinplonship. He was knocked
t > the floor by James Jeffries and
■ Glinted out after he hud so badly pun
i'lieil the champion that it. was a fore
gone conclusion among the spectators
tl -it the Cornishmuu must win.
Itlceding from a number of gashes
iii the face, apparently weakened, and
clearly unable to cope with Fitzsim
mons* superior skill. Jeffries delivered
two lucky punches as Fitzsimmons
paused in his lighting to speak to him.
and turned the tide. The battle was
brief but noteworthy, and will live In
pugilistic history. Fitzsimmons tried
oh'-c to arise from the mat. but sank
dmvn again in helplessness and heard
himself counted out. where but a mo
ment before he had apparently all the
better of it.
1 will never fight again," said the
bat tie-scarred veteran of the ring, when
In had sufficiently recovered to talk.
"Hie tight was won fairly and to the
I** —t mail belong the laurels.”
"You are the most dangerous man
ali'-e,” said Jeffries in return, “and I
consider myself lucky to have won
W : '■ u 1 did.”
i itzsinunons took his defeat with
amazing good cheer. He walked to the
center of the ring and raised his liami,
addressed the multitude, saying:
"The best man lias won. Had I
beaten Jeffries to-night. I should have
cem eded him the championship and
forever retired from the ring. I retire
just the same now, but without having
accomplished my ambition. 1 am satis
lied."
Alter the fight Champion Jeffries
wit- seen in bis dressing room. He was
jubilant over his success, despite the
t. ruble sears of battle. He said:
•Well, I have won. Just as I expected
to. It was a fierce light, the fiercest I
ever had, but I won. Yes. I got a good
beating, as far as the marks of battle
count, but then I rather expected that.
1 knew Fitzsimmons had a cutting
pun' ll and would land it at some time
ot the tight. Hut tile few marks and
tlic loss of blood won't hurt a man.
I look them and only waited for the op
portunity to land my punch. I found
out Fitzsimmons could not jar me
even with Ids famous right, lie cut
me tip. of course, but (lint did not hurt.
1 m-\cr was tired at any stage and was
stronger than Fitzsimmons at all
stages. 1 think that Fitzsimmons can
vci defeat any other man than my
self."
<•!;.'•< rful in the face of defeat, full of
praise for his vanquisher and writhing
in agony on his eoiicli. surrounded by
•i -.core of friends offering their con
solation, Fitzsimmons, between short
sentences interspersed with groans,
announced that lie luid fought Ills last
battle. He said:
• I fought the I»est I could and the
best man won. He is r. great lighter
and had I been awarded the decision
to-night. I would have turned around
and given him the championship, for
he is the only mat. >n the world capable
of defending it. The blows that put me
out ’'—re a left short-arm under the
ribs and a right to the Jaw. After re
ceiving the terrific body blow I knew
I was gone and told Jeffries to keep
away, but he was anxious to finish iue
and sent a right swing to my jaw."
SHORT TELEGRAMS.
Cholera is decreasing In Manila and
the Philippine provinces.
It Is reported that the Egyptian
vphynx Is rapidly disintegrating.
The Transtnlsslsslppl Congress will
meet ut Minneapolis August -llml.
The apple crop Is likely to he poor In
the Ohio valley and middle Atlantic
states.
After August Ist all unused printed
postal cards will be redeemed ut To
cents u hundred.
The ltev. Dr. \V. 11. Mlllnirn. the
venerable blind chaplain of the Senate,
Is nearly eighty years old.
Late dispatches state that Count Tol
stoi has so far recovered that he is able
to write two hours daily.
One of the public playgrounds In
Kansas City is to be titled with u
shower bath for children.
A heavy corn crop Is predicted in Ne
braska, Kansas and the greater por
tion of Missouri and Illinois.
The censorship over telegrams has
been abolished at Cape Town except In
the case of press dispatches.
The mausoleum in which the body of
John \V. Maekay will be placed was
completed two years ago at a cost of
about $:ioo,ooo.
Should the Pope live till 1003 he will
celebrate his diamond Jubilee as a
bishop, his golden Jubilee as a cardi
nal and his silver jubilee as a pope.
Ilamud llin Mohamed Said, Sultan
of Zanzibar, died July 18th. The Sul
tan has ruled since 180(5, in which year
lie was placed on the throne by Great
P.rltntn.
Sir Arthur Lawley, governor of west
ern Australia, him accepted the lieu
tenant governorship of the Transvaal
colony. He will start for South Africa
August sth.
The War Department has been ad
vised of the sailing of transport Crook
from Manila July 17th with 305 en
listed men of the Twenty-tilth Infant
ry and ten prisoners.
Full returns from the congressional
ehs-tions in the new federal Congress
of Mexico show that a large proportion
of the former members of bulb houses
have been re-elected.
Hollvla has decided to request the
good offices of the United States to set
tle the Acre question, says a Hlo d.-
Janeiro dispatch. This decision is
much criticised there.
Applications amounting to more than
.*IOO,OOO marks have been made for the
20,000,000 marks bond Issue authorized
by the German ('able Company for the
construction of a second Atlantic ca
ble.
Emperor William has bought Fran
cis It. Higgs' thirty-foot yacht, Uncle
Sam, winner of the Kaiser's gold cup.
Ills majesty intends to sail her in the
lbo:t regattas without competing lor
prizes.
Good rains are reported all through
south Arizona counties. The rains
have come just in time to prevent fur
ther losses to cattlemen. The loss al
ready will reach many thousands or
dollars.
At a recent meeting of tin* Saddlery
Mens' convention. In Cleveland, the
list of those who can buy goods from
the manufacturers were made out.
The list includes about seventeen
names.
Andrew Carnegie lias promised to
give Clark University *IOO,OOO toward
the $250,000 needed to secure a I toques t
of $500,000 under the will of the late
Jonas C. Clark of Worcester, Massa
chusetts.
It is stated that the Asphalt Com
pany of America and the National
Asphalt Company, !*otli of which are
now in the hands of receivers, will be
merged and reorganized with a capital
of $51,000,000.
A commission appointed ta reapjior
tion Oklahoma has announced the to
tal population of the territory to Is*
000,000. with one representative for
every 22,000 |s-ople and one senator
for every *15,000.
This season's salmon pack on the Co
lumbia river so far amounts to about
115,000 cases. The total catch of sal
mon in tlie Columbia river to date this
year is estimated to be the equivalent
of 150,000 cases.
The lending members of the Polish
aristocracy resident in Herlin are qui
etly organizing with the object of re
fusing till court Invitations on account
of Emperor William's anti-Polish
speech at Marienburg.
A severe typhoon swept over the
southern Philippine islands June 14th
and 15th. The customs steamer Shear
water was lost oil the island of Marin
duque. Nineteen of her crew, includ
ing three Americans, were drowned.
An attempt of the Law and Order
Ixtngtie at Nebraska City, Nebraska,
on July 20th to stop :t Sunday baseball
game "resulted in :t riot, during which
C. M. Shcppcrd, a Methodist minister,
was Idt and knocked down by a rock.
The survivors of the German steam
ship Primus or Hamburg, which, with
185 passengers on board, was cut in
two and sunk by the tug Hansa, say
that ninety-six of those who were on
board that vessel at the time of the
disaster are missing.
Charles Sturms, a plumber, who is
unable to get into the Master Plumb
ers' Association of Kansas, or to buy
goods without being ji member of the
association, has tiled suit jit Fort Scott
preparatory to ji prosecution of its otli
cers under tin* anti-trust law.
A terrible tornado occurred within a
mile of <'hesterville. Ontario, on July
18th. In its path, about Mix rods in
width, dwellings were overturned and
cattle killed. Several persons were
killed and many injured. The property
damage is estimated ut $200,000.
Experiments connected with /’ire
less telegraph on Long Island ny the
United States coast and geodetic sur
vey for determining longitude show
that regularly spaced time signals can
be utilized at a distance of sixty-three
miles with the instruments in use at
the station.
In connection with the announce
ment that tlie Haltimore & Ohio rail
way will spend $25,000,000 in Improve
ments during tlie next two years. It is
stated that much of the work has jil
ready been contracted for. More than
$2,000,000 will be spent for new en
gines and cars.
PRESIDENTS SPEECH
EULOGIZES NATIONAL GUARD.
Review of Troops at New Jc sey Mili
tary Encampment—President Tells 1
What Is Expected of National
Guardsmen —Expects to Sign a Bill
in Aid of the Organization.
Sen < «irt, N. .1.. July 23.-No Presi
dent over received u more sincere,
heart felt a ml patriotic welcome than
that pi veil President Roosevelt yester
day by the people of New Jersey.
The* President, on Invitation of Cov.
Franklin Murphy, visit. <1 the encamp
ment of the S.•.•im.l brigade. New Jer
sey Nalieiial (Sunni, at Sea (Sift. Ac
companied by Mrs. ltoose\* , lt. Miss
Alice itoosevelt. Mr. and M s. Kinlctt
Roosevelt. Miss Christine Itoosevelt
and Assistant Secretary l.oeb. Hie
ident left Sagamore 11 ill at ~ o'clock
yesterday morning and boarded the
Mayflower, his olllehil naval vessel,
from a launch.
Ten thousand people visited the
President at Sea dirt station. Presi
dent Roosevelt and the other attests
were escorted in carriages to the gov
ernor’s cot tape, adjolninp the military
encampment, less than half a mile from
the station. As he arrived at the cot
tage a president’s salute of twenty
one puns was tired.
After a brief rest, nn.l Informal re
ception at the eottape. President Roose
velt and Governor Murphy and staff
reviewed the troops in camp, the Pres
ident lielnp mounted on a mnpnllloent
chestnut bay. which lie sat perfectly.
At the conclusion of the review. Pres
ident Roosevelt was escorted to a stand
adj.lining the parade proim.l and there
addressed the assembled troops and
tin multitude which had palhere.l and
which by this time mmdiered nearly
1 r,.«hm». Coventor Murphy introduced
the President, and after the demonstra
tion that followed had subsided Presi
dent Roosevelt spoke as follows:
In opening his address. President
Roosevelt complimented the national
guardsmen of New Jersey upon their
soldierly beating and prolleleney, an.l
cunt limed:
"A man is of use as a national
guardsman for Just exactly the same
reasons as lie is of use as a citizen; and
that is. if he sets to work with his
whole heart to do Ids duty Tor the time
being, to make himself thoroughly pro-
Iteleiit lit the line of business he has
taken up. A national guardsman who
joins only to have a good time pretty
generally does not have a good time
and certainly makes a poor hand as :i
guardsman.
“I earnestly believe." continued the
President, "ilint you will never get
into battle, but if you do it is going to
lie mighty important to lilt the other
fellow; and you are going to be aide to
do it largely in eoiisei|uence of the way
you have put in your time knowing
your rille until It Is Just part of your
self until you .-an handle, take care of
it and use It. It has lieeti the pride of
the American army in the past that our
troops have always used their rifles ef
ficiently. We have prided ourselves on
having an army of marksmen. Our
army has given us a Just pride in It.
because its constant and zealous effort
has been to lake cure of Itself in the
field and in all that pertains to the du
ties of a soldier.
"I think, gentlemen, that much help
can lie given to the national guards of
tie* states b.v the action of the govern
ment. I want to see the national guard
armed with the best and most modem
weapons. | want to »»••■ tie* infantry
with the Krai: Jorgens.ni and I want
to see the artillery with the iliree
poiut-two gun of tiie regular army.
"I am happy to say that a bill has
been passed through the lower house
which will enable the national govern
ment materially to nhl the national
guard of the different stales. At the
next session I firmly believe that we
will got It through the Senate, and then
I can guarantee the signature of tho
President.
••| think our people have not always
appreciated the debt they were under
to the national guard. A man who
goes into the national guard and does
his duty fairly and squarely there puts
the whole eountry under obligations to
him. Always in our history It Inis
lieeti tho ease, as it will he in the fu
ture. that If war should arise, it is to
1m- iii. t mainly by the eitizen soldier.
W. have in the regular army, oflleenHi
as it is and filled with the type Of en
listed men we have in it. an army
which I firmly believe, for its size, is
une.ptaled in the eivilized world; nml
I mu sure that I can challenge tho
most generous support from the na
tional guard for the regular army of
the I’nited States, lint that army is
and must he. so small that in the event
of trouble in the future, the great bulk
of our troops must come, as in the past
ihey have come, from the ranks of the
people themselves; and in forming
these regiments the good done by the
prescmV in them of men who have
served faithfully in the'national guard
cannot 1m* overestimated. 'I’howe men
are ready. They know what Is expect
ed of them. They train others to do the
work that Is needed. And anpthcr
thing, ladies and gentlemen, the same
qualities that make a man a success,
that make him do Ids duty decently
and honestly in a national guard regi
ment. are fundamentally the qualities
that he needs to make him u good citi
zen In private life."
Democratic. Harmony Meeting.
Hoston, July Nearly *1,000 Itciw
crats gathered at Nantasket yesterday
and participated in the "harmony ,r
meeting arranged by the New England
Democratic League, the new political
organization which is expected to de
velop its strength in the fall campaign.
Mayor P. A. Collins of this city acted
as • •moderator,” as he expressed if,
and presented in order Edward M.
Shepard of New York. Senator Ed
ward \V. (’arm a ok of Tennessee and
William J. Ilryun of Nebraska, who ex
pounded and discussed the issues of
Oils campaign to the marked satisfac
tion of the audience.
Col. W. A. Gaston and Charles S.
Hamlin, rival candidates for the Demo,
crutic gidiernatorinl nomination in
Massachusetts, were present, while
Lewis Nixon of New York, Congress
man Wilson of that state and John R.
Thayer of Massachusetts were conspic
uous among the guests.

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