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VOL. IX. FORT MILL, S. C., WEDNESDAY, MAY 30,1900. NO. 11. . i LABOR COMMISSION REPORT. Congress Has No Power Regulate Labor AN INTERESTING DOCUMENT Congress Has No Power to Legislate Directly In the Matter of Regulation of Hours of Labor. Washington. D. C\. Snerial.?The in. 1 'biatrial commission on its report lo Congress on labor legislation recom1 mends improved legislation to the State legislatures, rather than to Con grcss directly. The subject of greatest public interest today, sava the report. I "'is. perhaps that of the regulation of .the hours of labor permitted in industrial occupations and especially in factories." As Congress hns not power to '.legislate dirccth in tbis matter the ^commission recommends that a simple I statute be enacted by all the Slates reflating the length of the working dayfer hall persons between tlie ages of 14 and ' 21 years, who work in factories. hTo report says in hiief: ' The employment vcf children below the ages of 14 should sbe prohibited in factories. The length lor the working day in all public ent hlnvnmnt ? -"-I " -: -1- A . iiuma (The same time should bo lixcd for .workmen in underground mines, except in cases of emergency. Employment in the mines of children less than 1 ! years of age and of all women and girls should be forbidden. Congress might well enact that no person under IS should be employed as a telegraph operator upon railroads, and that ull engineers and switchmen should submit to an examination for color blindness; also that it bo made a misdemeanor for an engineer or switchman to be intoxicated while on duty. A simple and liberal law regulating the payment of labor should he adopted by all the States, providing that all laborers shall be paid in cash orders without dis count, not in goods or due bills, and that no conipui.-ion. direct or indirect, should 'be used to make them purchase good * nt particular stores. Provision for the fair weighing of coal at mines should he made, and the miners should hate the privilege of employing a check weighman at their own expense." it is suggested that it might be well to limit punishment for contempt of cou t imprisonment for a brief period for disobedience of injunctions, but equity courts nru.-t not be deprived of the power to protect themselves and to rankc tlieir decrees respected. The process of awarding blanket Injunction against all the world, or against iinnimiwl ? ?? .. .. liM.Miin, .?> Wt'll ilts III* practice of indirectly ( nforoing the contract for person il service by enjoining employes from quitting work. should be u acouraged not onlv by popular sentiment, but by intelligent judicial npiui >n. Congress should adopt a consistent code of laws regulating all matters tonccrning railroad employment, such ts hours of labor, limitation of continuous runs by engineers or continuous evvice by telegraph operators or swit limen: the enaettnent of a con>istent employers liability code: the liability of (be employer or corporation for defective appliances, etc. The sta lutes already adapted in the several States, discriminating ats ie ween union and non-union labor by making it a penal nffen.ve ft r an employer to exclude union labor only seem to the commission to bo unconstitutional, being doss legislation. The statute should apply to non-union as well a? .union labor alike if it is to be enacted 'at all. The right to be employed and protected without belonging to a union hottld be preserved, hut nverv fnrUiitv should bo given labor to organize, if it desires. atul tin last vestige of the no. tion that trade unions are criminal use f pri.&gno shrdlti emfwy vbgkqj conspiracy should be swept away. The use of private police detectives or oth r hired bodies of men to he used in Conner tion with labor troubles hat aroused considerable attention, and 'C'nngrc.-s probably has the power to enact reasonable legislation to prevent abuse- in this direction. In a general way the commission reports that con* t dilatory laws have been effective, but thai strict arbitration machinery rarely works well. It is suggested that la* bor bureaus or commissions be e?tab lished in all tbe States. Compulsory Insurance Rejected. Heme. Special.? A bill which the As* sembly had adopted, making rompul* sory Insurance against accident and ill* ness of all persons not. earning theit living, the confederation contributing toward the expense was, upon being submitted to tho people, according to Swiss law. defeated May 20 by a majority of J70.000. t.ho vote standing :120 (too against tlie measure ami l.jO.OUO it its favor. To Pay for the llor e. Charleston. S. (\. Special.?A North 'Carolinian stole a horse five weeks ago front Edward Dean, of Spartanburg S. C. Dean went to Marshall, the iount> -eat of Madison county, found his horse and identified the thief. He MrSweeney which Governor Russell would not honor. But the daughter of the man who stole the horse wroto Dean that she. had raised $r?0 and would turn the horse and the money over to the sheriff at Asheville if he would drop the matter, and these terms were accepted i i THE PROHIBITIONISTS , I Candidates for Governor and l.ieuten- J ant Governor. For Governor?Col. James A. Hoyt., of Greenville. < For Lieutenant Governor?J. L. i Tribble. of Anderson. I This was tlie net result of the State I prohibition conference held in the hall ' of the house of representatives Wed- < nesday night. The convention was not 1 very largely attended, hut thoi=;o who < were there were earnest in all that l they had to do. The convention came < near putting up a candidate for at- I torney general also, but after deciding to do so, reconsidered and did not. The i convention went about its work in a l businesslike manner and there were ' no bickerings or heated debates. 1 Every thing was harmonious. The eon- \ vention udooted a strone address ?f? the people by Col. Hoyt ami an even < more vigorous and outspoken plat- i form. I Campaign fleet ings. 1-ast night the sub-committee of the State Democratie executive ciimmiuie 1 met in this city with all the members ' present and arranged the schedule of ' this year's State campaign meetings for t liis year. The schedule has been prepared with the most eareful eon- . sidcration. the closest attention being ; given all railroad schedules. It calls < for the opening of the campaign the : I sunn- ujs i.wo vears ago in urangeuurg, j and fixes the dosing meeting here. It ( ' also allows time for the South Caro- | lina delegation to attend the national < convention at Kansas City. < This schedule is to be laid before the full State committee for approval at an extra meeting called for the purpose to be held on Wednesday night | next: i Abbeville. August 11: Aiken. August ' 13: Anderson, August 10: Bamberg. ' June 23; Barnwell. June 22; Beaufort. \ I June 10; Berkeley, June 2S; Charles- ( j ton. June 10; Chester, July 20; Ches- c ' terfield, July 21; Clarendon. June 27; J Colleton, June 18; Cherokee, July 30; ! Darlington, July 19; Dorchester. June 15; Edgef^jld. August 10; Fairfield, I July 27; Florence, July 12; Georgej town, uly 10; Greenville. August 0; Greenwood. August 13; Hampton, June 20; Horry. July 16; Kershaw. July 23; Lancaster. July 27; Laurens, August 4; Lexington. August 21; Marion. July 13; Marlboro. July 18; l Newberry. August 3; Oconee. August I 9: Orange-bore. .tunc 14 Pickens \m' ; nst 7: Richland, August 22; Spartanburg. July 30; Sumter, June 20: Saluda. August 18; rnion, August 1; Williamsburg, July 11: York. July 2S. ; .Murder at Milis* Hill. Rreenville Special. Tom Odom .-hot James Israel through the head at (Jal; loway's market, at Mill's Mill, at noon i Saturday. The 32-ealibre bullet en- . tered just above the right eye and was taken out. of the fractured skull ' at the top of the back part of the bead, slightly to the left. Mr. Sntith. the rail! physician, said at 3 o'clock that, I though Israel was still breathing, there ( I was no hope of his recovery and tie expected his patient to die sit any mo- I ment. though ho might hold out sev- ) oral hours. Odom claims that the shooting was accidental, hut eyewitnesses say that the shot was fired de? liberately and without provocation. News Items. i The sinking fund commission is | working up the records as to the titles i to Mountain Island in the Catawba . river, in 1802 it has been found this island was sold by Gen. Sumter to tin 1 Vnited States government. The pres. * i ent Cnited States military academy at I West Point. N. V.. came within one j vote of being established there. In 1840 the State bought the island back I front the government. Heyond that , the records cannot yet be found. ' In the plunder room of the Stnt? -House, which is being explored by Mr Gantt. one of the interesting finds was the Legislative report of the investigation into the famous insurrection in Charleston. The evidence serins tc ' have been taken in June, 1K152. and as a result a number of hangings wen ordered. The evidence is quite interesting. and .-hows the intense ignorance and superstition of the negroes. , The secretary of State. Thursday is sued a commission to israel Andrews S. B. Mucken-fuss and R. ('. Clark a! corporators of the Andrews Loom, Reed and Harness Works of Spartanburg. The capital stork is to he $15,? j 000. Cheraw. Special.?The Merchant# and farmers' Bank, of Cheraw, wa? i organized here to-day. Capital $30,000 The following are the officers. PreM dent. W. F. Stevenson, vice president, M. W. Duvall: cashier. T. O. Mathe- i son; directors W. F. Stevenson, M. W. Duvall, T. G. Matheson. 1j. B. Carrlgan, E. Malloy; solicitors, Stevenson and Matheson. Mr. Legare Walker, commissioner of election for Dorchester county, ha. resigned his position. ,r rlalfa VliLUON duethe state *lr. Ycldell Finds Lo.ir Lost Records and Vouchers. After about two months of ino.-t telicus work and painstaking search a number i f papers were found in the ntnous rubbish room at the State capitol Saturday afternoon, wlirih mean In the lone run t.ie establishment of Iaims. against the federal government which will, even if < omprontises are ffected. place a balance of half a million dollars in the treasury of the State m ?ouui L-aroiiai. Uov thiriy veins the weary search for the famous 'Black's Exhibit A" on llio rooluLionary and other war claims has heon ;oinn on. This exhibit v as an absolute necessity to the establishment of the principal claims of the Stat' ittainst the United Stat s yovernmciit. ind for the past six months lias b< n lie most desired record >n the rosses slon of the State. The credit of tindttg the valuable dorument together with Agent Blnek's second report lielongs to Mr. W. H. Yeldell .?r 13dgeihdd. and Chief Clerk Jesse T. (lantt jf the office of the secretary of State, who urged that Mr. Yeldell be employed to ni^jke the search. Day after lay i?Ir. Yeldell has been working his ivay through the pile of musty re.ordu in the "rubbish rcctai" of t'hc capito1., ;oing through an endless variety of papers from 17<>n down to date and arranging them in order with iicb xcs is to their locality. He had nearly ompleted his work when he picked up i bundle of" papeis yellow with age tttd glanced at it. He was about to throw it. aside when his eye caught the word "Black." He opened the bundle and therein were found every aue of the precious papers and vouchers so long looked for. accompanied by Agent Black's report made in 1KH0 of which the searchers have never been tide to find a copv. and which with .low (list's message to the legislature in December. 1800, saving: "Not having recovered any of these claims, he, af course, will not lie entitled to any aim missions?but having spent."? shows that Black did not receive the 8,(io() payment on the Mexican war rlatma that the federal mivwnmont rlaims to have made. On the outside of the papers in Black's handwriting appears this summary of the claims of the State due the federal government: War of 1812 (with interest to 1858 only> ..$208,230.00 Florida war (interest), 20.00f).oo Mexican war (principal)... 32.102.11 Interest, on above (1XT?S| . 23.000.00 itevolutionary war <rto in Total 191,.140 01 Total $594,340.17 On this entire sum no interest after 1S"S is calculated. With interest the total claim would amount to about one and a half millions of dollars. Agent Black's report made in is.",-; is already in Senator Tillman's hand... and upon it lie is about to seoure a i adjustment of all the claims ,-ave those relating to the Revol/uti nary war. His bill covers the war of IMS and Florida war claims and interest, less $18,000 the government claim.-, to have paid Black. The find yesterday show-; conclusively that Black did not receive this amount, and presents the absolute proof to sustain all the Revolutionary war claims with intervs. fo.100 years. This even if compnoniisrd will Rive the State a surplus ah' about half a 'million dollars after paying claims of about $200,000 that the general government is pressing against the State. Everything is included in the documents found. Ev? rv voucher is there i-n printed form with references to legislative action thereon. There is S2 pages of printed matter in the portion giving these vouchers. These are not the records IJlack was to tile in the comptroller's office, but those filer! with the legislature and consequently are all the more complete. 1*. *. DofAliitUtinm ill i i ,'n ci iv* ? "Mil i \-f licit ' *?cll ? > t : l: i settlement was made but all claims iurluded in this report were subsequently made. Every paper desired has been found. Senator Tillman'.- present bill provides that no commissions will he paid to anyone for collecting the claims. This avoids many pitif tils. The Senator was notified by wire of fhe invaluable find, and be wired back for all the documents to he sent hy ex press to him on the first train, his evident intention being to put in an amendment that will not mat: > l'n le Sam, so desirous of pushing his claims against South Carolina. Eventually there is no doubt that the treasury of South Carolina will he about hilf a million chill;# s at. least better oft a- a result of this find in that gold mine of a "rubbish room." A New Idea for Oiling Buggies. A new style of axle is being used hy the Roek Hill Buggy Company, hy which the buggy is oiled without removing the wheels. The oil is p. a red into a c hamber, from which it is ear ried by the motion of the wheel to the oil grooves at the top and bottom <>r the axle. The idea is an excellent one as a vehicle built with this rtyle or axle, will run much longer with one oiling, saving time and annoyance. News Items. The governor having received the resignation of N. .1. Cox as magistrate in Simpson Creek township, Horry county, has appointed Jno. I'. Hoyd to succeed him ill IS UNSETTLED. Arp Says all the World is Badly Dissaitisfied, TROUBLES ARE ALWAYS PLENTY Bill Voted for ir'cven .Men in the Primary and Only Two of Them Were Elected The papers toll us that thoro are vet Over :h)0 conventions to he held this year in these 1'nited States. It looks like public affairs, political, religious, agricultural and llnan lal are In a very unsettled condition. 1 wish they would rettle something There is the Philippine war. the Porto Rue tangle. ?he Cuban postal steal, the negro problem, female suiT/age :.sid women's hats In the churches. There is the prohibition question, the PrebyJcrian creed, the germ theory, the strikes among the laborers. the trust monopolies and who ire to be the running mates for nryan and McKinlev. Then there are side shows ot* many kinds, but nothing gets settled. When our old cook got sick and my wife n-ked her if she. knew where we could get another she raid, 'Komo I !~ * -?- i, \ irt fAlllIll |IUAV - j fill scare. Retter Kit a settled "oiaan ! if you ran fiml one?dese young. onset- I I led niggers ain't no count since free- I ilom rtitu." Looks like there is nothing settled nowadays, neither labor, nor cooks, nor women, nor men. nor theories, nor great public questions. Well, one thing lias been settled at last m<l that is the "Barbara Freetohio myth." Tlie Host n Transrript of last Wednesday Ins three columns on the subject and gives up and says this is a finality. It publishes a letter from Gen eral Henry Kyd Douglass, of Stonewall Jackson's staff, which disproves the whole ridiculous story and closes by saying, "We men >f the South set 110 limit to the poetic laudation of a woman. lie she old or young, nor are wo disposed to hold an admirer strictly responsible f >r the acuracy of his lan- j guago. hut from the Potomac t > the I Itio Grande the name of our Christian | soldier, Stonewall Jackson, is sacred. I Lift up your monuments to your own 1 heroes and heroines ami you will hear I no word or protest from us. but do not | cast your cliippings and spawls on the grave of Stonewall Jackson." Hut that is only 0:10 thins settled. One slander nailed ami it has taken thirty years to do that. We thought, that Tien Hill had nailed the Andersonville slander in his great speech against Blaine, litit that hobs up every little while and has to he nailed again. I know a lady, and she is a lady in manners ; 1 morals, who really believes that the t'edc ral prisoners at Andersonville were made to drink mclttMl lead ; when they begged far water. She was I told that thirty-five years ago and cant get over it. We can't do anything with tho-e people. They fought us from prejudice and have since been spending millions of money or the negro from prejudice. Kvitv hJiii'k s. fi'.nnli'ol u-l?#\ ** ?? lynched down smith was the victim of tliejr false teachings and will continue to be thank the good I^ord for his mercies. Ten years ago I wrote my i first philippic against the brutes and advocated a summary vengeance and I stand by it an I rejoice whenever a lynching occurs for an opt rage against defenseless woman.If there is anything worse than lynching I'm for that. 1 ?ot the North how! if they want to, the procession will proceed all tJie same. The farce at Montgomery settled nothing. The negro is here to stay and he has got to behave himself as a good citizen or take the consequences. The South needs him and if his presence keeps away the hordes of foreigners I thai Kurope is anxious to get rid of, it j is a blessing. What is the matter with in'- ni'.m".' i (Ton i Know of a race conflict in this region except in the large <itios. which are a pestilence to good morals, truth and the industy of the race ore improving in the rural districts where the white race is in (lie majority. A few months ago there was a. call from Mississippi for negro labor and about, a hundred went from this neighborhood and very soon they were missed and the farmers began to make fuss about it. hut there was no T'egleg Williams c oneerned in it and nobody to get mad with. One of iny neighbors who had often declared that he wished they were all out of the country got mad about this sudden exl edits, and said he couldent hire a man to break up his gar ien. We are hard to please and lay too much blame on the negro. I resid about a young pre tcher who jusl spread himself alms ing the other denominations and he was told that it wouldent do. for the members were all mixed up by marriage and lie was giving great offense. "What shall I do?" he n^ked. "I am obliged to abuse somebody or the people want come out to hear me." His friend replied."Well, then you had better pitoh into the Jews. They have got no friends and are not kin to anybody but themselves." Just so. we blame the negro with the sins and enrrnpt methods ot the politician, the politician who bins his rate with money or whiskey.The -imn man who hitysis worse than the ignorant negro who sells his vote. When Stephen A.Douglass ran attains* Mneoln for Congress lie tried t ) degrade him in a puhlie spee h by saying that tlie first time lie ever saw his opponent lie was keeping a saloon In a one-hor-:e t ?wn. "Yes," replied Lincoln, "I remember that, I i was on one side of the c ounter and you were on tne othci. i was soiling ami and yott worn drlnking."That is about dT oasD lteyf onrou e- rt- tar etoin nl the parallel between the politician and the negro. 1 do not feel itlsllcd with the sweeping exclusion of this white primary law. 1 know a dozen negroes in this town who are morally, intelligently and industrially qualified to vote and 1 know two dozen white men who are not. It seems to tne we might have a commission to select deserving negroes and place their names on the registration list. This would stimulate others to good behavior. It would have a tendency to elevate good negroes, whereas the present law cuts off all hope and all ambition. Hut f woulent gi\e one of them a public office an<i no friend of the South would make him a postmaster or a census taker. Well, our State and eounty primary is over and now we will have peace until the next one. I voted for seven county oIRccrs and only one of them was nominated. 1 reckon my little grandchild was right when 1 put her dress on wrong side before. "CJan" pa. you havent got very much sense, have you?" Hut then I console myself with the scriptural injunction, follow not the multitude to do evil. I'll go out iti the garden and pick strawberries awhile and try to be calm and serene. HI Id, A UP. P. S.?As to that bat question in the churches, it can be proven either way by St. Paul, but be had no wife and advised people not to ntarry. I dont consider hint good authority. ninlsters Must not Chew or Smoke. Atlantic City, Special. The print*!. . 1 .. 9. . .* jil?- II- l' 111 I s CI s SI SS| I) Ol tilt quadrennial M's-ion of the Methodist Protestant (Jenoral Conference was th?t adoption by :? two-thirds vote ?.i a.i amendment to tin* church discipline squiring all candidates for the minis, try to forswear the use of tobacco in any form. There was weak opposition. l\t the afternoon st sion t. e new Church of Christ was dedicated. It cost $tn.00i) Jlev. IV. Tang, ot li.iltitnorc. preside I it the ceremony. The McCormick Pailure. New York, Speeial. At the cotton xchange it was said the indebtedness there of Price. McCormick and Co.. is lardly likely to exceed $1100.000. It was said also that the greater part of nis Mini nun neon placed 011 deposit .'or llio cotton exchange creditors with the Farmers' Loan and Tnist Ccnilany. the Colonial Trust Company and ;he Trust Company of America. Admiral and Mrs. Dewey went to Baltimore. Md. .Saturday, to visit the Ilor-e Show, and later returned to Washington, D. C. Brevities. In the recent storms ilf the Oregon coast eleven fishermen were drowned. Edward E. Poor h is re lgi.e I as pies, ident of the National Park think. ol New York. C. M. Davis 'ins pavha . | th" '. > ?h i mill of the late Joseph Could. ' f Northfield, Vt. Ohio Phohitionists have nominal d a I I...1 I... I ir -- -- puU<- 111 nn iiiiiiK'ii n? .1. l\u;j\ ,1111111 gomery for Secretary of State. Cars Carry Three Dow 11 To l>cat!i. Akron. Ohio. Special. Three men. James MaoMah n. Miehael IVnders and K. Welker, were killed and a number of other seriously injured a- a resur of an accident to a work train early Saturday on the Akron and (uyh.iga Falls Rapid Transit (electric) Mihuitau line. The brakes on two cars loaded with gravel, and carrying about ' d( /.en workmen became disabled at the top of a steep grade. The ears rushed down the incline at a terrific speed Nine of the workmen jiunpi ' from the cars as they sped along, and were rcriouslv injured. A Fortune For n SingIc I lower. The purchasing power of money in file seventeenth century is shown by an article in the Ladies' llotue .loin Hill. Oil the tulip e :!/.: ill lloll-m.l which reached iis height about ItSMI. Al a -ale of I m 11 >s. about lhat dale, a -'aerie one of the Viceroy variety was purchased hy delivering to the seller two hundred bushels of wheat, four tiiuidrc I hu-hels of rye. four fat pirrs. irrlit fat oxen, twelve fat sheep, two loir-heads of wine, two barrels of aeer, li\e hundred pounds of butler, one bedstead Willi pillow s, ma11 resses. blankets, etc.. one thousand pounds >f cheese, one miii of clot lies and one silver jroblcf. The money value of the till I? was one thousand dollars, but a< ne purchaser did not have iln- < .-h lie seller was willing to accept its 'Univalent ju the form just recited, not witlistaiuiitiK that it was somewhat bulky and diversilicd. Mow Cripple Creek dot Its Nnmc. It. was the cattle men who jjavo it iii<' mini"* which now figures in (ho stock quotations. There are a dozen traditions, but I h?* best nut heutieated is the stor\ of a cowboy whose bronco bnlked at the jumping of a rivulet: bnlkecl ami stumbled ami fell, breaking a leg f??r Itself and one for its rider. There was no surgeon nearer than Colorado Springs; ami the rough, | anatomical carpentry of Ids mates made a cripple for life of the unlucky range-rider. Wherefore lie named ': ? rivulet Cripple Creek, and the rivulet | has named the region. -Scribner's PRESBYTERIANS ADJOURN A Number of Committees Have Been Appointed. Atlanta, Ga., Special.?The General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church concluded Its labors Saturday. There was much enthusiasm displayed during the morning hours over the decision io raise a million dollar Twentieth Century Fund for the benefit of Church education. The central committee in this great work consists of Chairman Dr. W. \V. Mi ore. ,f I'nion Seminary, and Vice-President Dr. Charles 11. Hemphill. of Kentucky, with one minister and one elder or deacon from each Synod of the Church. Its membership in part i.^ as follows: Synod of Virginia: Rev. R. P. Kerr. 13. Richmond: George 15. Caskie, T.ynehburg. Synod of North Carolina: Rev. J. W. Stagg. 1>. 1>.. Charlotte: George W. Watts. Durham. Synod of South Carolina: Rev. W. <!. Neville. Yerkville- C. C Graham* Greenville. Many important matters were considered by the Assembly up to 11:SO a. in., when Stated Clerk Alexander announced that his docket was clear and the business before the body was finished. A vote of thanks was extended to nil those vuio have contributed to the success of the session and the hearty appreciation of the Assembly was j expressed In many ways to the workers on the committees and elsewhere. Dur; ing the morning Moderator Martin ap' pointed two important committees. One j was to form a new Sunday school lesson series. It is composod of Rev. E. I i Murray, cnainnan, NcwDPrn. N. Rev. (). D. Phillips. Kev. Charles (J-hlselin. Rev. .1. K. llazen anil Major Joseph Ha idle. A committee on Negro Evangelizalion was named as follows: < Dr. R. II. Rice. Dr. Robert F. Camphell. Ashevllle. N. C.. and Elder W. J. MeKlnney, Decatur, tin. . . y The Total Eclipse. The total eclipse of the sun. which occurred on the morning of May 28th, was observed by thousands of Interested and awe-in-pired spectators. Throughout mast of the belt of totality the weather conditions were favorable, and the phenomenon was witnessed without cloud-obstruction. Following is I the schedule of observation as made at . I Wadesboro. N. C.: Eclipse began 7:2<?.1 a. m., watch time. Eclipse ended 10:4.7. watch time. Total phase. 8:40.3. watch time. Duration of totality, I minute and 32 seconds. Dent re of shadow passed five miles I south of Wadesboro. '' Widrh of shadow in the locality of Wadesboro 5f> miles. The astronomical observations were , very elaborate at a number of points, ! and much valuable data will be ore served by photograph. P'nguc Among Teamsters. Manila, By Cable.- The government ' corral at Manila lias been quarantine I. There are four suspected case:; of bubonic plague among the leani dois who are living in filthy dwellings rhicli will be burned. Since the murders on board the steamer El t'mo by the native crew, coastwise oapt 11ns have been fearful of repetitions of the tragedy and have soldier guards for their steamers, which ha ; been declined. Three commercial steamers are now in the bay, their Spanish captains refur| ing to sail unprotected, and other in! tend imitating them. The authorities have returned to the captains their re| vol vers. of which they wore recently ' deprived. Col. Pndilla. the reliel gover' nor of Nueva Eciia. was captured during tihe recent fighting at Nenva Erija and i- now in jail acre. Engagement Announced. Atluntn, f!a.. Spec Inl.?The announcement Is made from Savannah c>f ! the engagement of "Miss Annie Homer, of that city, nnd Hon. Clark Howell, I Jr., editor of the Atlanta Constitution. ! the marriage to take place at the home of the bride's mo her. in Savannah, I Thursday. July 12. Alter the marriage I Mr. Howell and 'lis bride will leave for ; New York, whence they iv.il .-ail for ; Europe for a short trip. Miss Comer is the eldest daughter of the bite H. Id Comer. formerly pi evident of tbe Central of Georgia Itnil'.v.iy. and one of the wealthiest men in the State. Unknown Vessel Rescued. Cape Henry. Vn., Special.-~W. L. Moll. Weather Muren 1 otltelal at Curritnrk Inlet, N. C.. report? l.nat the unknown sohooner wlinli has been :inehored during H>" florin off Whale.-. Head. N. C.t was taken froiv. her dangerous position V the wrecking steamer Coley. at 4:15 ;>. ri. Saturday. Tho Colev. with -tie vessel in tow, is now steaming northwar l and will pass in the Cape- about midnight. Vnnl River Crossed. Ijondon. My Cable.-?The War Offlre has received tlie following dispatch from 1/ord Roberts: "Wolvechoek. Orange Free State. May 26.?An advanced portion of this force crossed the V'aal river ou flip Queen's birthday, near Pari?, li.inn'tons' column is at Mnsr o. scouts arc now at Viljo. ns Drift, on the front north of Wolvchoeb. The local mines are uninjured and work In getting on as usual. There is n enemy this side of the river. Hume' ebc I Vvyburg M?v 24 " J* i; ' lt*?- .? '* / ' i / 1