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Kansas Federal Judge Issues
Absolute Injunction.
Striking Workmen Are Forbidden
to Interfere With Running of
Cars In Kansas Citj.
'v- The federal authorities found alleged
cause for interfering in the strike in.
angnrated Saturday morning by the
union employes of the Metropolitan
Street Railway Company in Kansas
Judge "William C. Hook, of Leavenworth,
Kansas, sitting in Kansas City,
issued from the United States district
circuit 'court an injunction that is
more absolute and sweeping in its
terms than any injunction ever before
> secured in the district in a contention
between jabor and capital.
The injunction is made absolute for
a week, the matter being set for a
hearing Saturday, the 19th, and if its
' * restrictions shall be observed by the
> strikers the Metropolitan company has
its tight, wen, for the strikers' hands
are tied for seven days, and in* the
meantime the Metropolitan company
y can go about the organization of its
disrupted forces.
The iDjuction is predicated upon
the fact that several of the persous
^ complained against as tnreatenmg xne
' interests of the company are residents
of other states, and the farther fact
that the strikers threaten to prevent,
thecompaiy from carrying out its conh
tract with the United States government
to transport the city mail carriers
to and from their routes.,
x Harry Bryan, the national organizer
of the Amalgamated Association, described
as a resident of Michigan, is
one of the parties enjoined, and the
others named ~ are twenty-two local
leaders of the union, several of whom
are mentioned as residents of Ohio
, f and Kansas.
The injunction restrains the persons
. named and all others from in any
manner, directly or indirectly, stopping
or interfering with the running
of cars on the lines of the Metropolitan
Company; enjoins them from har
rassing, assaulting or in any manner
jr. interfering with any person who may
be in the employ of the company as
he goes to or from his work cr as he
^ * is engaged in the operation of a street
car; enjoins union men and all others
from picketing or patrolling the car
houses, stopping places, stations,
tracks, or approaches thereto, or loitering
in large numbers in or about any
of the places named, or making loud
nr hoiaterons noises in the vicinity
* thereof for the purpose of intimidating
I or interfering with the company's employees.
The injunction even goes further
than this and enjoins any concerted
action to cause any act or annoyance
which will assist in stopping the operation
of the cars, or interfering in anywise
with an employee in moving a car
whieh may carry a mail carrier, or a
messenger, or upon which a mail carV
rier or a messenger may wish to ride.
The restrictions not only apply to
Organize: Harry Bryan and the twentytwo
men named, but to all others who
may be acting in concert with them
after the entering of this injunction.
In addition to the police and the
* deputy marshals sworn in, a force of
United States marshals will be on hand
to interfere in case the injunction is
ignored, and there is every probability
the strikers will now desist in their
efforts to bring out the men who have
so far jailed to join them.
Every street car line in Kansas City
* Mo., and Kansas City, Kan., was in
full operation Sunday and no show of
violence was offered by the strikers.
The injunction of the federal court,
enjoining the union men from interfering
with the running of the cars,
and the added fact that it was Sunday,
combined to have a salutary effect on
the strikers. Early in the day groups
of strikers gathered at the different
power houses and quietly urged tbe
crews to join the strike. Less than a
dozen responded, however, and the
^ " places of these men were promptly
Railroad officials had applications
from twice as many men as they could
use, and to be sure of no delay placed
half a dozen extra crews at the terminus
of each line, paying them full
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wages, to nil tue gap mat migui ut
caused by any recruits to the strikers'
' ranks.
Bubonic Plague at Sydney.
f The number of cases of the bubonic
plague officially reported in Sydney,
New South Wales, to date is 216. 01
these 73 have proved "fatal.
The Birmingham, Alabama. Districi
Shows a Slight Increase.
i\ Following are pig iron and cast iror
. / I pipe movements from the Tennessee
/ and Alabama field in April: Shipment
c " of pig iron from Tennessee and Ala
hama. 169.9/8 'ons: frnm thp Tlirmino
liam district alone, 69,933 tons: foi
export 8,651 tons. Cast iron pipe shipments
from Alabama and Tennessee.
5,838 tons; from the Birmingham district
alone, 1,818 tons; for export,
1,577 tons.
Virginia Judge Says It Cannot Be Forcei
Into Bankruptcy.
Judge Edmund Waddell, Jr., of th<
United States district court at Rich
mond, Ya., has decided, in the case ol
the Commercial Building and Loat
? Association, that the association isnol
a corporation such as could be forcec
into bankruptcy under the act oj
1898. The proceedings will be dismissed.
The case is the first of its
kind and establishes a precedent.
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Street Car Strike Situation at St. j
Louis, Ho., Reaches a
Critical Stage.
Affairs in the street railway strike
at St. Louis Friday showed a complete
reversal of the conditions prevailing on
I Thursday. The day opened quietly,
l>ut later reports began to circulate of
renewed rioting in yarious parts of the
city. In one iustance the police fired
into a crowd, and in others used their
clubs on those who attempted to interfere
with the running of cars. While
rumors of casualties were rampant
during the day, up to a late hour of the
night none of a serious nature had
been corroborated.
The suburban system ran all its
cars under an escort of police. So j
close .was watch maintained by the
force that practically no disturbances
occurred on its lines. The Transit
Company started cars on a number of
its branches, and notwithstanding the
ample police protection afforded, trouble
cropped out in various directions, t
Two cars were taken out of the station
at Geyer and Jefferson avenues at
2 o'clock and the 300 strikers around
the carshed3 were forced back by the
President David Kreyling, of the
Central Trades and Labor Unions,
says the sitnation is far more critical
than at any time since the strike beguo.
He says it is a fight of unionism for
its very existence and must be won if
it takes every union man in St. Lonis
to do it, who, be says, only awaits the
word of their officers to go on a sympathetic
This would mean 100,000 men and
women would lay aside their work.
James Jeffries Reaffirms His Right
to the World's Pugilistic
Championship Belt.
In the arena of the Seaside Sporting
club at Coney Island, Friday night,
James J. Jeffries reaffirmed his right
to the world's pugilistic championship <
by knocking out James J* Corbett in
the fastest, prettiest and closest heavyweight
ring battle ever fought in New
The contest lasted twenty-three
rounds of the twenty-five limit.
Corbett emerged from a year's retirement
from the ring rejuvenated
and fresh. He was as fast and clever
as back in the days when people marveled
at his skill. His foot work was
wonderful and his defense perfect.
He outboxed his man at both long and
short range, and if he had had the
strength necessary, he would have
gained an early victory. A hundred
times he ducked the punch that
knocked him out. At times he made
the massive Jim look like a beginner
in the art of defense with his hands,
and when Jeffries stood over his quivering
form, his face showed marks of
the punishment that Corbett had inflicted.
Corbett went down to defeat that
was regretted by a vast majority of
the men who filled the hall. The
money was against him, bnt he had a
wealth of sympathy. It was probably
his natural heritage as the short ender,
but before the battle had ended he
won more support by his display of
speed and skill. Jeffries wou with
his strength, both that strength that
lies in the power of - massive muscle
and that strength which is the essence
of vitality.
Jeffries had many points of advantage
over Corbett. To begin with, he
is nine years younger than the exchampion
and is an inch taller. He
went into the ring weighing 210
pounds and Corbett's weight was 183.
The normal girth of Jeffries'chest is
44 inches and of Corbett's 42 inches;
expanded, Jeffries' chest measures 49
inches and Corbett's 444 inches. With
arms extended Jeffries reaches 76}
inches and Corbett 74} inches. Jeffries'
biceps measure is 16 and Corbett's
14 inches.
There was never a more orderly
affair under the Horton law. There
was order in the assembling and
handling of the great crowd and order
in the contest The small army
of police jyresent was taskless and
the contestants themselves neither
wrangled nor quarreled throughout
i the evening.
i Four Hundred Deaths From Scourge Oc
curred in Three Days.
The Bombay correspondent of The
1 London Times says:
"The cholera continues to rage in
the famine camps. There have been
400 deaths in three days at Mandivee,
| and so numerous are the cases at Godra
? that it is impossible to collect the
bodies. These lie for days in the sun.
The people have fled and cannot be
induced to return. A similar state of
s things prevails at Broxeh."
\ Big Blaze at Camden, X. J.
Fire Sunday, which broke out in
the farmers' Afarket House in Camden,
N. J., completely destroyed that
building, ten stores and fifty small
dwellings, causing a loss estimated at
$200,000 and rendering homeless
about 230 people.
| Lord Huberts Litters liroonstad.
The war office has received the following
dispatch from General Roberts:
"Kroonstad, May 12th, 2 p. m.?I entered
Kroonstad at 1:30 without opposition,
wheu the uuion jack was hoisted
amidst cheers from the few British
Native* of African Gold Coast Are Tired ol
the British Yoke.
i Advices from Accra, Gold Coast,
state that serious reports are current
3 that the Ashautis are determined to
. throw off the British yoke, that they
f have secured the co-operation of eight
t other tribes and that they are now able
t to raise 50,000 warriors.
| Ao Kevision of Creed.
The Presbytery of Philadelphia at
j Friday's session declared overwhelming
against creed revision.
For Not Being a Candidate For j
Congress At This Time,
Accepted Army Commission With the |
Understanding That He Was To
Be Relieved In Time.
A Washington special says: General
Wheeler Monday prepared a letter to
his Alabama constituents announcing
that he would oot be a candidate for
the congressional nomination this fall.
Although he had heretofore made it
plain that he would not be a candidate
for the short term, many of the people
of his district urged him to become a
candidate for the long term, giving
him every assurance of nomination;
but the general has decided that he
will not. He gives his reasons in the
following letter:
Washington-, May 14.?To The Constitution:
I have hesitated to address
you because I cofld not find words to
lully express my heartfelt gratitude
for the kind and generous support von
have given me. When the insurrection
broke out in Luzon, February 4,
1899, I was holding a commission in
the volunteer army, and feeling that
I ought to perform military duty until
the meeting of congress, I promptly
applied fpr active duty in the Philippines
with the understanding that I
was to be back by the time congress
In October it became evident that to
leave in time to reach Washington by
December 4th would necessitate my
leaving my command during opera-'*
tions, while 1.8aw clearly that a delay
of two or three weeks would enable
me to remain with my command while
it was performing its part in capturing
or dispersing the insurgent government;
thus aiding in the practical termination
of the war. I could then
have entered congress before the appointment
of the committees and before
the commencement of legislation.
In November I resigned my commission,
as it was a generally expressed
opinion that such action on my
part would prevent the possibility of
my seat in congress being jeopardized.
A series of unlooked for events delayed
my reaching Washington, and ybu
have already been informed of the cir- t
cumstances which surrounded me and
made it seem that justice to my constituents,
to whom I was indebted beyond
possibility of requital, made it
necessary for me to resign my seat
that they could immediately elect a
I am doing everything in my power
to attend to the wants of my constituents
before the committees and the
departments, and with the aid of our
senators and representatives have done
and will continue to do all I can regarding
legislation in which the eighth
district is interested, but I realize the
people of the district are entitled to
an active representative upon the
floor of the house.
The many letters I have received *
urging me to reconsider my action and
become a candidate for re-election
have touched me very deeply. Nothing
could give me more pleasure than to
continue the pleasant relation as
representative which has so long
existed with people among whom
all my mature years have been
spent and with whom during the remainder
of my days I hope it will be
my good fortune to be associated, but
I feel I can render some service to
them, even though not in congress,
and it will always give me pleasure to
devote myself to their best interests.
Regretting more than I can express
the circumstances which now prevent
my becoming a candidate to represent
you, and again expressing to the people
of northern Alabama my appreciation
and assuring them that their interest
and welfare will always be of the deepest
concern to me, I am, gratefully,
Joseph Wheeler.
Bill Easily Passed.
The house Monday passed the general
deficiency appropriation bill, and
the military academy bill, the last of
the supply bills, will follow. The
deficiency bill carried $3,839,021 and
was passed substantially without
Stories of Starvation Confirmed By Lord
George Hamilton.
In the house of commons at London j
Friday afternoon the secretary of state j
for India, Lord George JIamilton, re-!
plying to a question on the subject of |
fnnti'nA ir? T n/I i o nnnflrmod tVl a rATIOF t,K i
heretofore received of the excessive
famine and the mortality therefrom in
the native states.
They Want Protection.
Southern growers of casava and
manufacturers of starch have appealed
to the ways and means committee of
the house to take action restricting
the importation of their produot.
His Advent Iu French Metropolis Somewhat
Startles the Government.
Captain Alfred Dreyfus left Geneva,
Switzerland, Sunday evening and arrived
with his wife in Paris Monday
morning, says a Paris dispatch to The ;
New York Herald. The government is
much worried by this journey, which
was quite unlocked for, and will take
measures to have him leave as soon as
possible owing to its fear of demonstrations.
Maniac Murders >'ine People.
A peasant in a village near Arezzo,
Italy, during a sudden attack of madness,
murdered nine members of his
family and wounded several others.
Before he could be overcome he had
also burned to the ground a stable
filled with cattle.
A Dinner to Roosevelt.
President and Mrs. McKinley gave
a dinner at the white house Friday
night in honor of Governor and Mrs.
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Livingston Helping Charleston.
A Washington special sajs: Colonel
Livingston made himself solid with a
Charleston delegation when he came
out in the committee on*appropriations
as the champion of their proposed
South Carolina Interstate Bud West
Iudian exposition, as against Chairman
Cannon, who had served notice upon
the Carolinians that he would oppose
the proposition for a government building
and exhibit.
Afto* onmmtHiiA had made its
gation from Charleston, Baltimore and
other points.
Florence Times Company.
A commission for a charter has been
issued to the Times Company, of Florence.
The corporators of tb?? company
are: Hartwell M. Ayer and H.
A. Branson. The capital stock of the
company is to be $5,000 and the purpose
of the company is to conduct a
newspaper and job printing office.
Oountry Clnb Increases Capital.
The Camden Country Club has notified
the secretary of state that it has
increased its capital stock from $5,000
to $10,000.
Telephone Connections Muddle.
Columbia is agitated just now about
its telephone franchises. Some time
ago.the South Carolina Telephone Co.
obtained a franchise to construct a line
in the city. This franchise was granted
on condition that no overhead wires
be placed on Main street and that the
work be completed within a certain
distance, and that a certain number
of phones be in use in a certain time.
The provisions for the time limit has
not been complied with and the work
has been stopped. The South Carolina
Telephone Company say that the
congestion on the railroads delayed
the arrival of their material and that
other things prevented their completing
the work as required, but that it is
now the purpose of the company to go
ahead and finish the work. They
have asked to be allowed to go ahead
and for an extention of their franchise.
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Mr. Browning, of Greenville, wants
a franchise so that he can operate a
system in Columbia and connect it, as
a home system, with the other home
in 4<1.a tfnfo T'Via nnmmitfoo
S^OtOLUS 111 liilO Oiav^t uluo WiMuiivvvw
on streets is considering the various
propositions and will report at the
next meeting of conncil.
Meanwhile the Bell company goes
merrily along in Columbia, The people
there are anxious to have such a
general long distance connection as is
promised by the company which Mr.
Browning is organizing. The present
long distance line, with which Columbia
is connected, connects the city
with a number of important places,
but it gives no Piedmont connection
yet, and this is one thing in particular
that*is desired there.
Schedule* Effective.
Schedules of trains between Columbia
and Petersburg, Va., which will
constitute the short link between
Tampa and New York over the Seaboard
Air Line, became effective a day
or two ago. Columbia and Hamlet,
N. C., which form the connecting link
between the Florida Central and Peninsular
and the main line of the Seaboard
are 105 miles apart. The distance
between Ridgeway Junction and
Petersburg is 76 miles, which is the
new line between the main and Petersburg.
It is 22 miles between Petersburg
and Richmond.
Palmetto Political Pot.
A Columbia special says: Candidates
for the state offices are slowly coming
to the front. State Treasurer W. H.
Timmerman has announced that he
will stand for re-election. He has had
no opposition for two terms, and there,
is no indication that his right to the
office will be contested this year.
N. W. Brooker, for some time connected
with the public land department,
states his intention of being in
the race for comptroller general, while
Mr. Derham, the incumbent, win
stand for re-election.
1 Indications are that there will be
several candidates for lieutenant governor.
a place that was not contested
for in the last race, Mr. McSweeuey,
the present governor, being the only
candidate. Colonel John T. Sloan, of
Columbia, will be an-aspirant for this
position, and it will be the first time
for many years that Columbia has
been represented among the candidates.
C. L. Winkler, of Camden,
member of the legislature, is another
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c1>ATrincr r^Vioirmnn f!flTin?n asked a
o> ~
number of question which showec
clearly ihat he was not at all in sympathy
with the purposes of the project.
"There have been a lot of these expositions,"
said the Illinois chairman
of the committee, "and now every state
fair wants to make the government a
party to its show. I have the proud
consciousness of knowing that these
appropriations have been made without
my vote."
"And I," spoke Colonel Livingston,
very promptly, "have the proud consciousness
of knowing that I have
supported every one of them as I am
going to support this, and further that
all of them have been successes from
the standpoint of the government. I
believe in expositions and I believe in
the one proposed for Charleston."
The other members of the committee
seemed to hold to the same views
as those of Colonel Livingston, and
there is every reason to believe the
appropriation will be made. The bill
asks for an appropriation of $250,000,
of which $75,000 is to be for a government
building. The exposition company
agrees to raise another $250,000
and reports that work well in hand.
She^ showing made by the visiting
delegation was an excellent one. The
West Indies end of their enterprise
seems to appeal to the members of
congress particularly. The bill is
modeled? after the Atlanta exposition
The project of the exposition was
presented before the house committee
on appropriations by Representatives
Latimer and Elliott and ex-Representative
Hemphill and a large dele
candidate already announced. Mr.
Scarborough, the present lieutenant
governor, seems undecided whether to
hold to that which he has or pit himself
against Congressman Norton.
Politicians and statesmen of heavy
caliber are keeping very quiet. While
quite a batch of strong men have been
named in connection with the governorship,
-Hone has been announced as a
candidate. Governor McSweeney is,
of course, going to be in the field,
while J. D. Pattisou of Barnwell may
be put dowu as another certainty.
The "name of ex-Governor John C.
Sheppard, of Edgefield, has been repeatedly
mentioned in this connection,
but so far Colonel Slieppard has said
and done nothing to indicate that he
wonld do more than again be a candidate
for state senator. Solicitor Shumpert,
of Greenville, another strong
man, has also been mentioned for the
governorship, but has not himself
The entry of the Prohibitionists into
politics causes considerable speculation.
They have already determined
to put two candidates for state offices
in the field?governor and lieutenant
Charleston Will Be Crowded.
Extensive preparations are being
made at Charleston for the entertainment
of the National Educational Association,
which will hold its next
annual convention in that city the
week beginning July 9th. Fnlly ten
thousand delegates will attend. Of
this number there will be many ladies,
and the entire country will be represented
at the gathering. President
McKinley and General John B. Gordon
are among the invited guests, who in
all likelihood will be present, and the
list of delegates will include prominent
educators from all parts of the
United States.
How to handle all these visitors is a
question which has given much consideration
to the business people of
Charleston. The work, however, has
been on for some months, and everything
now is practically in shape for
rhe reception of the convention. As
it cannot possibly be expected that
hotel accommodations can be provided
for so many visitors, the private homes
in the city will be thrown open and
fliA pdnrnf-or* will he warmlv and hos
pitably received. There wiil be am- I
pie and convenient accommodation for ;
every person who visits the city.
The Thomson auditorium, which
vya9 built last year for the entertainment
of the United Confederate Veterans,
will be used for the meetings,
and other large halls in the city will
be pressed into use for the meetings
of the various committees of the association.
Since the erection of the
auditorium many conventions have
been captured for Charleston, and
many invitations are still outstanding.
Union Trouble* Ended.
The result of Dr. Evans'trip to Union,
where he was detailed to straighten
out the vaccination contention, has
been made known by the filing of his
formal report upon the trip, which
reads as follows:
To His Excellency, Governor M. B.
MeSweeney, Columbia, S. C.?Dear
Sir: In my investigation of the smallpox
situation at this place I have found
three families infected with the disease
in Mill Town, which has a population
of about three thousand, and is
the locality in which the operatives of
the Union Cotton Mills reside. Vaccination
is imperative to prevent the
further spread of the disease. Two
thousand of the population of the
town have been recently, and in the j
last two or three years, vaccinated. I |
have arranged tor the prompt vaccination
of the remainder who are not protected.
I have the assnrance in the
prosecution of the work of the co-operation
and assistance of the city authorities,
the local board of health and
President Duncan of the Union Cotton
Mills. James Evans, M. D.,
Secretary State Board of Health.
Either Charleston or Port Royal.
A Washington dispatch says: Senator
Tillman was seen at his residence
and. asked as to the status of the Port
Koyal naval station, said: "The delegation
of gentlemen from Port Royal
have been here two days, and I have
talked with them frankly, explaining
the situation.
"I have found nothing but antagonism
at the navy department and in
the senate committee since I have been
in Washington toward Port Royal,
and when the secretary of the navy addressed
a letter to Senator Hale calling
attention to the desirability of
suspending all farther expenditure of
money at Port Royal and considering
the advisability of transferring the
station to Charleston, I determined to
take a neutral attitude as between the
two ports and direct my efforts to protecting
the interests of the state, so
that if Port Royal lost the station
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and also to obtaining an absolutely
impartial investigation of merits of the
two places. I did not draw the amendment
and did not vote for it in committee,
but it passed unanimously.
Killed In Kunaway.
Hampton Timmons, white, fifteen
years old, was killed in a runaway nesr
Florence courthouse a tew days ago.
He was driving his wagon into town
when his horse ran away. When going
at great speed the wagon was overturned
and the young man's head
struck a stump. The akull was crushed
at the temple and he died within,
ten minutes.
Big; Bridge Completed.
The handsome bridge of the Seaboard
Air Line across the Congaree
river at Columbia has been completed
and is now in shape for the running
of the trains over it. It is one of
the handsomest structures of the kind
in the state.
Iron Woikerg Walk Out.
The iron furnace at Buena Vista,
Va., is banked, 100 employees having!
walked out. They demand 10 per cent
increase in wages and the privilege of
drawing script on any merchant in
Buena Vista.
Ktcp abreast of these stirring times
by subscribing for your home, paper.
The price is little, and you connoi
afford to be without iL
Other Losses Besides Those lo
Postal Department.
Several Trusted Officers In Havana
Are Arrested and Others
Are Now Suspected.
Advices from Havana state that the
extent of the postal frauds is far greater
than what was originally expected.
Besides taking in the postal department,
the frauds seem to include the
local officers at Havana and various
other officers throughout the island,
and also to have extended to outside
points which have been used for the
sale of some of the old issue of the
stamps that were ordered destroyed.
The result of the investigation at
the local postoffice is the suspension of
Postmaster Thompson, who was iuftalled
in April of last year. He will
remain at his own house for the present.
Moya and Mascare, stamp sellers
in the main office, have also been arrested,
and further arrests are expected.
As many as six others have been
placed under the closest surveilance,
and they will be arrested as soon as
their services can be spared. Owing
to this fact, if they are suddenly relieved
from duty it will be impossible
to carry*on the postal department of
Messrs. Reeves and Reynolds, the
auditors of the postal department, are
under arrest at their own rooms, in
charge of detectives. Special quarters
*ill, however, be prepared in some
fortress, where all the prisoners connected
with the frauds will be taken
as soon as arrested.
The arrest and the suspension of
Mr. Thompson did not take place until
after dark Monday, and consequently
these new features of the case
were not generally known throughout
the city at the time but there was a
perceptible excitement at the postoffice,
where no one knows who may
be the next to be singled out.
E# G* Bathbone desires the Associated
Press to say that there is no
trnth in the report circnlated in the
United States that there is friction between
the military authorities here
and the postal department On the
contrary, the most complete harmony
prevails between General Wood and
himself, consultations taking place between
them daily. He also says he
does not consider it proper, in the
present circumstances, to give out interviews
for publication and has so
answered all applications for personal
statements that have been cabled him
from the United States.
Sheridan will temporarily fill Mr.
Thompson's place. It appears that
the frauds were ramified in almost
every possible direction, even the
rented boxes having been made a
source of illegitimate gain.
Every additional revelation increases
the amazement of the Americans
here. The Cubans seem to be
immensely pleased. They declare
that the Americans can no longer
boast in Cttba of their superior honesty
when in government employ..
General Wood devotes several hours
daily to postal affairs, hearing the
reports of special agents and conferring
with Mr. Bathbone and others
having any knowledge of the matter.
As yet, it is impossible to say how
maDy persons will be implicated.
Blade Public Simultaneously In Washington
and Havana.
The war department has made pub'
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11C Simmt&neoasiy xn rr auu
in Havana the schedules of the revised
Cuban tariff, which goes into effect
June 15th. The revised tariff, it is
calculated, will slightly increase the
revenues of the island, which were
last year approximately $16,000,000.
The primary purpose of the revision of
the Porter tariff is not to provide
against a deficiency of revenue, but to
stimulate importations from the United
Of Confederate Dead the Object of An
Amendment to Sundry Civil Bill.
An amendment to the sundry civil
bill was introduced in the senate
Thursday to enable the secretary of
war to have the bodies 264 Confederate
soldiers buried in the Arlington
national cemetery.
A number of these bodies are now
buried in Arlington and others at
the soldiers' home. The amendment
seeks to bury them in one spot and
properly mark the names.
Headed lij Governor Shaw.
Iowa Republicans elected McKinley
delegates to attend the Philadelphia
convention headed by Governor Shaw.
Populist Candidate Will Not Run Against
Senator Morgan.
A Birmingham, Ala., dispatch says:
Former Congressman M.W. Howard, of
the Seventh Alabama district,who was
late temporary chairman of the Middleof-the-Roaders'
national convention at
Cincinnati, has officially announced
that be is out of the race for the United
States senate to succeed John T. Morgan.
Mr. Howard was the choice of
Alabama Populists.
Wants An Accounting.
1 Cm 4la a
Senator .Bacon iuuuuu^cu m mo
senate Friday a lengthy resolution
calling for all possible facts concerning
the expenditure of moneys by
the representative's of this government
in Cuba and he expects to strongly
urge its adoption.
Telegraph Company Files Claims.
The Cuba Submarine Telegraph
company has filed claims against the
government for damages to its property
during the Spanish-American war.
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Name W, J. Bryan as Leader,
Adopt Platform and Select
Delegates to Kansas City.
The Tennessee State Democratic
convention held two sessions in Nashville
Thursday, and when it took a recess
until 8:30 p. m. had disposed of
the larger part of the business before
While the attendance and the interest
was unusually large there was a
practical lack of contests and the proceedings
were harmonious to the point
r\4 tamanaoi <
w* kUUAV M VSfW*
The recommendation of the state
committee that Congressman Bice
Pierce be temporary chairman was
satisfactory to the Carmack men and
no contest was made.
The snggestion by the committee on
permanent organization of Congressman
J. W. Gaines for permanent
chairman was unanimously adopted.
Every speech made in the convention
was anti-imperialistic, favoring a
reaffirmation of the Chicago platform
and the renomination of 'W. J. Bryan
and denunciatory of the Porto RiCo tariff
and trusts.
Congressional districts announced
candidates for electors as follows:
First, Bnrton Taylor, of Washington;
second, John W. Staples, of Boane;
third, J. J. Lynch, of Franklin; fourth,
Walter Faulkner, of Wilson; fifth, A.
B. Neil, of Marshall; sixth, M. H.
Meeks, of Davidson; seventh, R. B.
Wlliams, of Lawrence; eighth, Thos.
C. Rye, of Benton; ninth, W. W.
Craig, of Crockett; tenth, W. H. Carroll,
of Shelby.
The ballot for electors for state at
large resulted: J. B. Frazier, of Hamilton,
964; E. E. Eslick, of Giles, 901;
J. W. Lewis, of Henry 744; H. H.
Hannah, of Roane, 416. Frazier and
Eslick were declared the- nominees.
There being only four candidates for
delegates from the state at large to
Kansas City?Albert T. McNeil, of
Dyer; James D. Rfchardson, of Rutherford;
John A. Moon, of Hamilton,
and C. T. Cates, of Knox?they were
elected by acclamation.
At the night session S. F. Wilson,
of Summer; H. H. Hannah, of Roane;
J. W. Lewis, of Henry, end E. E.
Richardson, of Davidson, were elected
During the morning session of the
convention Admiral Dewey, who
was on a visit to Nashville, made a
formal call on Governor McMillin,
but declined to go into the convention
hall becanse, he said, his visit sonth
was purely social and he desired to
avoid anything that would give it a
political look.
Britons Predict That Pretoria Will Be
Taken In Two Months.
A London dispatch says: Members
of the house of commons have been
freely betting in the lobbies that Lord
Roberts would be in Pretoria in two
months. The ministerialists are build*
ing confident hopes upon the comprehensive
plans he had communicated
to the war office. Predictions are
definitely made that he will be in
Kroonstad next Monday, and it is believed
that his advance is already reconnoitering
in the vicinity of Venters,
where the hilly country begins again.
From 15,000 to 20,000 is the highest
estimate of the Boers under the post
commando of General Botha, who is
said to have forty-six guns. General
Botha and General Dewet are reported
to have quarreled.
Lord Roberts is pressing hard after
this force with 35,000 men .and 140
guns and 20,000 more men are easily
Body of a Missing Hospital Surgeon
Found at Savannah.
A Savannah, Ga., dispatch says:
Beneath one of the gigantic moss-covered
oaks, just outside of Bonaventure
cemetery, and obscured by a
thicket from the view from the road,
there was found Thursday by a negro
woodcutter, the mutilated body of Dr.
Shearon R. Tabb, marine hospital
surgeon, who has been missing since
Anril 30th.
When Coroner Goette answered the
report and took charge of the aemains
he had to beat back a flock of blackwinged
vnltures, which had already
been preying upon the corpse.
Japanese Town Burned Oat.
Mail advices from Yokohama say
the big fire at Fnkin, Japan, on April
18th, bnrned 1,600 houses, including
thirty temples and all the principal
buildings. Sixteen persons perished
and a hundred were injured. The
loss is 5,000,000 yen, or about $2,500,000.
Eight Years For Embezzler.
In the United States court in Boston,
Mass., Monday Chas. H. Cole, former- j
ly president of the now defunct Globe
National Bank, who recently pleaded
guilty, to misappropriation of the
funds of the institution, was sentenced
to serve eight years in the Greenfield
Meets Iu Sioux Falls, Organises and Elects
National Officers.
The Popnlist national committee
met in Sioux Falls, S. D., Friday, and
organized by the election of the following
Chairman?Senator Marion Butler,
North Carolina.
Vice Chairman?J. H. Edmonston,
Treasurer?W. D. Washburn, Massachusetts.
Secretary--J. A.Edgerton, Colorado.
About 8145.000 Is Distributed In Famine
Districts of India.
Louis Klopscb, of New York, publisher
of The Christian Herald,
arrived iu Bombay. India, Monday
aud started on u tour of Hie faminestricken
districts. He has handed to
the international missionary * committee
three lacs of rupees, about $145,000,
for distribution among the famine
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Bsfore Southern Society.
Mew Yorker Receive* a Great Ovation at . ~:~
The Convention Held In Moat*
comerj, Ala.
Bourke Cockran received an ovation
when he \ras introduced to make an
address on the negro problem before
the southern society convention in '
Montgomery, Ala., the applanse last*
ing for five minutes. He boldly advocated
the repeal of the fifteenth 'j>m,
amendment to the Federal oonstittt-*
tien. He argued that it xras a bad
limb on the tree; that it had bean nullified
by the states; that it had been
lynched, so to speak, by the people of
the south. He declared that there- ^
conciliation of the theoretical states of '
the negro, under the constitution,
should be reconciliation with his actual
status in the public opinion of the
He maintained that this repeal was '
best for the negro as well as for the
white man, since both races had to ;
live together, to prosper together or
go down together. Every source' of
irritation between the two should be
removed and the fifteenth amendment
was the greatest. He asserted that
the path of the negro to political as&
social rights lay through their deportHe
asserted that the path of the lie-1
gro to political and social rights lay ^
through the development of tile nnlt* .
the individual, and that the onljv^'
means was by industrial education.
He lauded the generosity of the south
(or spending thirty-five years after its
devastation, and out of its poverty*
over one hundred millions of doUaft|?
for negro.education, and pointed out
that it was the duty of the federal gov- r
eminent to assist in preptriac it?
wards for the duties of citisenship.
He said that it would be far saore^^
defensible for tbe country to
ten or twenty millions s year in
iug uplift the black men of the south |j
instead of one hundred millions in pi
patting down the brown man of the
east He believed that the establishment
of a Tuskegee school in every
county in the sonth and the-mnltijm* j
cation of Booker Washington* was the |g
duty of national government; that the ^
white and black man are here and -ll
must live here and work out their tfwn
salvation; that the intelligence of the , $
white man will always triumph and
the black man most be content to take
second place; that the interests of ||
both rases are identical and when :
one prospers both prosper; that it is
possible for the two races to live together
and prosper and that the negro V:
furnishes the best labor for the sonth; ^
that the question of saflrage should be ^
left solely to the states, but they should
see thst the negro should have. 7
absolute protection to life and propegf'^ |
ty. Rape cannot be stopped by lynch- g
ing and the records show that where t, " J
the lynchings are resorted to the erimn ||
of rape becomes more frequent. We A ~M
must help the black man to become a i
Mr. Cockran closed the meeting tad -
the audience rose to their feet and for I
ten minutes applause continued. Jio '
such ovation was given a speaker af||j
the conference.
John Temple Graves of Georgia, inf;;
a ten minutes' speech, captured the |?
crowd by saying after all that had
been said, one fact was patent, "that
when rape was committed there would
Intcroceante Canal CommSalra Apyutt
U.fnHl tfl?
Friday the entire membership
the interoceanic canal commissi dh appeared
before the senate committee w^jl
charge of the Hepbnrn bill.
All of the members of the commir?)^
sion were given an opportunity to express
their views and were qnestion#!^
at considerable length by the senators.
As to the Nicaragua route alt rait* . ; '
erated what the- Walker commission
has reported?that the waterway is
entirely practicable from an engineer- ;
ing standpoint at abont the same
range of estimates heretofore made, ^
from $118,000,000 to $140,000,00*
He Dcollr-^i to l>ls??u the Urn Falls
Popal'ot h'omlaetloa. I
The least concerned man in Lin- ~Wjl
coin, Neb., in the outcome of the
Sioux Falls convention apparently was
the nominee of that convention, W. J.
Mr. Bryan spent the day and even- %
ing with his family at his dty home,
and the first notification of hit selection
by acclamation waa the Associated
Press bnlletiu. He asked to be excused
from commenting on tike action
at Sioux Falls or Cincinnati, nor tronld
he express himself on the reapactive
platforms or the apparent diviajon ai
Sioux Falls on the question of nomik
nating a candidate for ripe president
Grreniboro, N. C., Mill Otyoctod to Work,
men Joining: Union. .
The Proximity cotton milt at Greenaboro,
N. C., finding that ita employees
were about to strike, a labor nnion
having been organized among them, .
shut down and locked them out The
employees thus discharged hsv* employed
counsel, and decided to take a
novel step by suing the company for
one year's wages, aggregating abort
$JU,UUU. T 7 .
Demand* for Belief Increasing.
The rieeoroy of India, Lord Corson, , M
wires London that the reoeat rain :
storms have not improved the sitae*
tion, that the demand* of relief are in* v
creasing, now reaching 5,189,000 per*
sons, but that the arrangements for -Xg
relief are equal to the increasing strain.
Daughters of the Kevajfitiea.
The general Society of the Daughters
of the Berolutien in session at
New York elected llin Adeline 8ter- '
ling of $ew Jersey president genergL
Delegates were in attendance from all
over the country. -

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