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VOL. XXVII.
MONTEREY. HIGHLAND COUNTY, VA.. JUNE 16. 1905.
no. ai.
? SAMAR REBELS KILLED
Troops Storm Camp of the Philippine
Fanatics.
TORTURED NATIVES ARE FREED*
Enrique Dsgubob, Most Troublesome Rebel
Leader In Philipines, ls Killed in a Hand-to
?hand Combat With Troops Under (be Com?
mand of Capt. Cromwell Stacey? Only Two
Soldiers Are Wounded and None Killed.
Manila (By Cable).--Capt. Cromwell
Stacey, with 80 men of the Twenty-fir.it
Infantry and the Thirty-eighth Com?
pany of Philippine scouts, on June 4,
surprised the headquarters of the fanat?
ical tribe known as Pulajanes, which
has made trouble in thc Island of Sa
mar for months. In the fi^ht which fol?
lowed Enrique Daguhob, the chief of
the tribe and leader of thc insurrection,
was killed, with 39 of his followers.
Two men of the Twenty-first Infantry
were wounded.
The troops' rush on the camp was
followed by half an hour' hand-to-hand
fighting. When it was over the leader,
two of his captains and 37 privates
were dead. Bodies of other dead are
being found in the bush, and the total
number of the killed is not yet known.
A captain and six Pulajanes were
taken prisoners, and 11 rifles, 200 bolos
and some valuable records were cap?
tured.
Captain Stacey released two natives
who had been seized by the band and
were undergoing torlure.
These prisoners and some women, who
sought the protection of the troops, said
that two of the Pulajanes captains were
wounded. They said that 400 fighting
men and 200 carriers composed the gang.
Daguhob's death does away with the
most troublesome fanatic in the Island
of Samar.
Duk Up finld Dollar..
Corry, Pa., (Special;.?While looking
for a buried treasure on a farm Attorney
Gerry Kincaid, of Corry, unearthed over
$1,000 in twenty-dollar gold pieces. Thc
money was in the ground, with no kind
of a covering. Later he dug up a piece
of gas pipe which was filled with twenty
dollar gold certificates, and when counted
amounted to $1,100. An old farmer who
was afraid of the banks after the Chad?
wick exposure drew several thousand
dollars in gold from Corry Bank and
hurried the money about his farm. He
died suddenly one night. Several hun?
dred dollars is missing and is supposed
to be on the farm in some place.
Strike of Duck Trousers.
Zanesville, Ohio (Special).?The sen?
iors of the Zanesville High School arc
in revolt and refuse to take part in the
commencement exercises because the
juniors have announced their intention
to wear white duck trouser.-, during com?
mencement week. The superintendent
and members of the school board have
been trying to settle thc matter by some
sort of compromise, but the seniors are
obdurate and demand that the juniors
discard thc white trousers.
Murdered By Moors.
Tangier (By Cable).?Moorish robbers
entered the Austrian vice consulate at
Maiagan on June 6 and murdered Vice
Consul Madden, a British subject, who
also represented Denmark and who had
been established there for many years.
They also fired at and wounded his wife.
The assassins escaped. The Austrian
and British authorities have sent ener?
getic protests to the Sultan's foreign
minister.
Snuff Sum Por Tr nceton.
Princeton, N. J. (Special).?It has
been announced that a satisfactory set?
tlement has been made between thc
Princton Theological Seminary and the
heirs .of the late Mrs. Mary J. Win?
throp, whereby the seminary receives
$1,750,000. SilM'c the death of Mrs. Win?
throp, three years ;igo, her heirs have
been contesting the will, by which she
left the hulk of her estate to the semi?
nary.
Mr. Wilkins' Sons to Manage Post.
Washington, D. C. (Special/.?The
Washington 1*0*1 editorially announces
that the recent death of Meriah Wilkins
?viii involve no change whatever in thc
aper. Its control passes lo the two
ons. John F. and Robert C. Wilkins,
for some years associated with their
father on thc Post, and its management
and policies will continue as heretofore.
SPARKS FROM TUP. WIRES.
Ai cording to a statement hy the chair?
man of the Loudon Motor Omnibus
Company several of the new omnibuses
have cleared %M$ a week, while the
profits from a horse omnibus average
between $80 and $85 a week.
While the Chinese are held to be the
most economical people in the world, i:
has apparently never occurred to them
lo use Ihe vast areas of the ve. 'ant hill
and mountain regions as pasturage for
cattle, sheep or horses.
The exports of Cuba for 1004 aggre?
gated in value $100,000,000, $11,000,000
more than in KA?, and of this amount
Hj per cent, came io the United State-.
Nearly half the total imports of Cuba
:s sold by the United Slates.
Japan's rice crop for IQ04 was 20.V
rKj^TSS bushels, an increase of 25,284,
aj(> bushels over the crop of roo.}.
Justice Leventritt, in the Supreme
Court of New York, held that thc trustees
of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
were justified in refusing to exhibit
Krncsto Biondi's "Saturnalia," thc
bronze group which has lain in the muse?
um cellars for the past couple of years.
The National Council of thc Federa?
tion of Women's Clubs is in session at
Atlantic City. A resolution asking Con
gresss to provide for a pure food com?
mission was discussed.
NEWS IN SHORT ORDER.
The Latest Happenings Condensed tor Rapid
Reading.
Domestic.'
Frank G. Bigelow, defaulting presi?
dent of the First National Bank of Mil?
waukee, pleaded guilty and was sen?
tenced in the federal court in Milwau?
kee to io years at hard labo. in the pen?
itentiary at Fort. Leavenworth, Kan.
A consolidation of the Ingcrsoll-Ser
geant Company and the Rand Drill Com?
pany has been made through the incor?
poration of the Ingersoll-Rand Com?
pany. The new company will have a
capital stock of $10,000,000.
The fight for the millions of William
Weightman, the Philadelphia chemist,
?was begun in earnest. Sensational
charges were made by the guardian of
Martha Rogers Weightman.
The junior oratorical contest of
Princeton's one hundred and fifty-eighth
commencement was held, with President
Woodrow Wilson presiding.
Mrs. Alexander Wood, of Philadel?
phia, who was Miss Louise Geary,
daughter of Governor Geary, was mar?
ried in Stockbridge, Miss., to James P.
Ludlow, of New York.
The boiler of a locomotive attached
to a heavy loaded freight train exploded
near Quincy, Mass., and several cars
were wrecked and a brakeman was seri?
ously injured.
In a head-on collision between two
Texas and New Orleans trains near
Spochard, Tex., two trainmen lost their
lives and several others were injured.
Mayor Weaver, of Philadelphia, has
decapitated two organization committing
magistrates. His advisers are planning
to put an independent ticket in the field.
Miss Edna Theresa Kenton, of Phila?
delphia, was secretly married to Black
Hawk, a full-blooded Indian, who was at
the Carlisle Indian School.
Albert T. Patrick, the convicted mur?
derer, retained his nerve when told in
Ossining, N. Y., of the decision against
him.
A consolidation mortgage of the Term?
inal Railroad and Coal Company for
$14,000,000 was filed in New York.
The Florida Bankers' Association met
at Atlantic Beach, Fla., and elected offi?
cers for the coining year.
Scarlet fever has spoiled thc com?
mencement plans at Lawrenceville
School, near Trenton, N. J.
Mabel Gates and George Job com?
mitted suicide in Kansas City, Mo., by
mutual agreement.
Thc strike of the miners at the Mor?
ris Run Colliery, New York, has been
adjusted.
Forty-one members of the Philadel?
phia Branch of the National Structural
Ironworkers and Bridgcbuilders were
arrested. One of their members, Ed?
ward Joyce, of Washington, was myste?
riously shot during a meeting of the
union.
At Albany, N. Y., the Court of Ap?
peals upheld the conviction of Lawyer
Albert T. Patrick for murder in thc
first degree in causing the death of
William Marsh Rice, the aged million?
aire, in New York on September 23,
1900.
Near Neave, Ky., Dr. Edmonds
Courtney was assassinated by the friends
of Dr. William Korney, who was re?
cently killed. Korney's friends held
Courtney responsible for the former's
death.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company
has given $10,000 to the Harrisburg
Hospital in appreciation of services ren?
dered by that institution on the occasion
of the recent explosion and disaster.
Leah L. Lehman, a young woman who
was employed in Hartford, Ct., as a
tailoress, leaped overboard from thc
steamer Hartford while in Hell Gate and
was drowned.
A New York father, angered because
his wife gave birth to a girl, instead of
a boy, picked up thc infant, and dasher!
it against the wall, causing instant death.
The Wisconsin legislature has passed
a bill requiting railroad companies to
file with the Interstate Commerce Com*
missioners a list'of all passes and mile?
age books.
At Canton, O., Architect Magonigle
threw ont the first shovelful of earth
that marks the excavation work for
thc McKinley National Monument.
Frank O'Leary, of Buffalo, died of
yellow fever in a New York hospital.
He was taken ill at sea while on hi
way from Colon.
Fire broke out in the village of Proc
torville, O. The schoolhouse, cold
storage plant and five residences were
burned.
Paul Morton, secretary of the Navy,
called on Mayor McClellan in New
York to discuss the proposed entertain?
ment of Prince Louis of Battenburg,
who is coming herc with a British fleet
in October. Prince Louis is an admiral
in the British Navy and a nephew of
King Edward VII.
loreign.
King Oscar has finally accepted the
address of the Storthing announcing the
dissolution cd the union, which he at
first refused. A member of the Nor?
wegian Cabinet says thc popular senti?
ment favors a republic, and he hopes
the United States will be thc fir^t to
rcco/.nizc the new government.
Thc United Irish League of Crcat
Britain, at its annual meeting, under thc
presidency of T. P. O'Connor, passed a
resolution to organize a national memo?
rial to O'Donovan Rossa.
Germany's draft of its views on the
proposed commercial treaty with the
United States is nearly ready for sub?
mission to Washington.
An attempt was made to assassinate
Lieutenant Colonel Spiridovitch, of the
secret service police, at Kieff, Russia.
King Oscar has finally accepted the
address of the Norwegian Storthing, an?
nouncing dissolution of the union.
The Newfoundland government pro?
poses to tax the three Marconi wireless
stations on that coast.
In a riot at Minsk, Russia, the sol?
diers shot and killed one Jew and
wonned 20.
Members of the Parliamentary Oppo?
sition party in Hungaty are sending an
address to the Norwegian Storthing say?
ing that Mungar}', encouraged by the
example of Norway, will fight for her
national rights.
Four gunners on the battleship Ken?
tucky made new records in target prac?
tice.
MAKESAPPEAL FOR PEACE
President's Note to Japan and Russia
in Interest of Humanity.
AGREEMENT TO NEGOTIATE EXPECTED.
President Roosevelt Confident Tbat His Effort!
to Bring Ihe Belligerents Together Wilt Be
Successful?The Czar Said to Be Favorable
?Negotiations Will Be Direct sod Exclusive
ly Between tbe Belligerents.
Washington (Special).?President
Roosevelt, through the State Depart?
ment, sent identical notes to the Russian
and Japanese Governments, initiating thc
movement for peace.
The notes were sent through Ambassa?
dor George van L. Meyer and Minister
Lloyd C. Griscom, and as soon as word
was received from both of these repre?
sentatives that the note had been laid
before each of the two Governments
thc official announcement was made al
the White House. The word came first
from Ambassador Meyer and later frorr
Minister Griscom, the announcement be?
ing withheld until 10.15 P. M., until thc
American Minister to Japan notified thc
State Department that he had laid thc
communication of this Government be?
fore the Japanese Government.
Secretary Loeb made the official an?
nouncement as follows:
"On June 8 the following dispatch
was sent by the President, through diplo?
matic channels, to the Japanese and
Russian Governments:
"'The President feels that thc time
has come when in the interest of all
mankind he must endeavor to sec if il
is not possible to bring to and end thc
terrible and lamentable conflict now be?
ing waged. With both Russia and Ja?
pan the United States ha* inherited tics
of friendship and good will, lt hope
for the prosperity and welfare of each
and it feels that the progress of thc
world is set back by the war betweer
these two great nations.
" 'The President accordingly urges the
Russian and Japanese Governments, not
only for their own sakes, but in the in?
terest of the whole civilized world, tc
open direct negotiations for peace wit!
one another. Thc President suggests
that these peace negotiations be con?
ducted directly and exclusively betweer
the belligerents. In other words, thal
there may bc a meeting of Russian anc
Japanese plenipotentiaries or delegates
without any intermediary, in order tc
see if it is not possible for these repre?
sentatives of the two powers to agree
to terms of peace.
'The President earnestly asks that the
Russian and Japanese Governments dc
now agree to such meeting. While thc
President docs not feel that any inter?
mediary should be called in respect tc
the peace negotiations themselves, he h
entirely willing to do what he properly
can if the two powers concerned feel
that his services will be of aid in ar?
ranging the preliminaries as to the time
and place of meeting. But if even these
preliminary can be arranged directly
between the two powers, or in any other
way, the President will be glad, as his
whole purpose is to bring about a meet?
ing which the whole civilized world will
pray may result in peace.'"
The next step, if the present one bc
uninterrupted, will be an armistice, fol?
lowed by direct negotiations, as sug?
gested in a message sent by the Presi?
dent to Tokio and St. Petersburg. Pres?
ident Roosevelt, before leaving for Vir?
ginia, left instructions that the notes
were to be given out for. publication as
soon as word was received from the
American representatives at the two cap?
itals that it had been transmitted to thc
two sovereigns. Word came Thursday
from Ambassador Meyer that the Czar
had received his, and late Friday that
it had been submitted to the Mikado.
The publication of the notes shows offi?
cially that contact has been establisRed
between St. Petersburg and Tokio
through Washington. It is also an offi?
cial indication that both of the belliger?
ents have indicated a willingness to be?
gin the peace negotiations. President
Roosevelt's work, therefore, is finished
for the time being, and when he left
town he was removed, temporarily at
least, out of the situation, for it is the
purpose of the belligerents themselves
to settle the terms of peace.
Russia is waiting for the Japanese
government to name the time and place
for the peace negotiations. It is re?
ported in St. Petersburg that the Czar
is already cognizant of the chief condi?
tions to be imposed by Japan, and docs
not consider them too onerous.
Russian Foreign Office officials say
that thc Czar will not name plenipo?
tentiaries in the first instance, so as to
permit the reception of Japan's condi?
tions at any place named by Japan.
Russia will then determine whether they
afford a basis for negotiations.
President Roosevelt returned to the
White House from Virginia, but Secre?
tary Loeb announced that there was
nothing concerning peace negotiations
to bc made public.
According, however, to a report in
Paris, the conditions of peace to bc
imposed by Japan include an indemnity
of $050,000,000, a Japanese protectorate
over Korea and Manchuria, thc cession
of Port Arthur and part of the trans
Manchurian Railroad to Japan, forfeit?
ure of thc interned warships, thc with?
drawal of Russian warships from the
Far East for a period of 25 years and
the occupation of Vladivostok until all
conditions are fulfilled.
Mrs. Chadwick's Imported Jewelry.
Cleveland, Ohio, (Special).? United
States District Attorney J. J. Sullivan
filed nine informations in the United
States District Court here to have a .for?
feiture declared for nonpayment of duty
against $5,000 worth of jewelry im?
ported into this country by Dr, Leroy S.
Chadwick and Mrs. Cassie L. Chadwick
three years ago. The jewelry is now in
custody of Collector of Customs Charles
F. Leach. It consists of rings, brooches
and stickpins, set with precious stones.
AUTOMBILE PLUNGES THROUGH DRAW.
Three Persons Are Drowned lo Chicago
River.
Chicago (Special). ?Three persons
were drowned and two others narrowly
escaped a like fate, when an automo?
bile, in which the five were riding,
plunged into the Chicago River through
the open draw of the Rush street bridge.
Those drowned:
Jerome G. Kurtzman, Chicago, man?
ager for a chemical company.
Mrs. Jerome G. Kurtzman.
W. A. Hartley, manager for an au?
tomobile house.
The rescued:
W. II. Hoops, Jr., manager for an
automobile company.
Mrs. Jeremiah Runyon, New York
city.
Both Mrs. Runyon and Mr. Hoops
were unconscious for half an hour after
being taken from the water, but are ex?
pected to recover.
The accident occurred at thc north
end of thc bridge, where there is an up?
ward slope of 200 feet towards the edge
of the draw. This slope is so steep that
it has not been thought necessary to
stretch chains across the roadway, as
is done at a number of other bridges,
where the approach is on the level.
The occupants of the automobile which
dashed into the river were coming south
in Rush street, close behind another
machine, the chauffeur of which, seeing
that the draw was open, slackened speed,
and was coming to a stop about 50 feet
from the edge of the draw.
Hoops, who was driving the rear ma?
chine, thinking to pass ahead, pulled
out to one side. Putting on extra
power, Hoops' machine shot toward the
open draw at 20 miles an hour. When
close to the open draw, Hoops realized
his danger, and, throwing all his weight
on the steering wheel, attempted to turn
the machine to the left. The machine
was too close to the draw, however.
The automobile turned slightly and for
a fracture *of a second hung on the
brink. The tire of the front wheel ripped
off, the hub broke and the machine
dropped into the river, 30 feet below. Al
the machine slipped along thc edge of
the draw the women in the automobile
screamed and all of the occupants rose
to their feet, but had no time in which
to make another move before they were
flung into the river, and after them
plunged thc heavy machine.
Hoops and Mrs. Runyon fell clear of
the machine and were taken unconscious
from thc river by sailors, who were on
a wharf, near the bridge. Mrs. Run?
yon was taken to the Lexington Hotel
in a hysterical condition. Neither
Kurtzman. his wife, nor Hartley rose
to thc surface, and it is thought that
they were pinned down by thc machine.
Wrecked By Spreading of Rails.
Flint, Mich., (Special).?Fast through
train No. 3, on the Grand Trunk Rail?
road, bound for Chicago from thc East,
was wrecked about io miles east of here,
near Davison, by spreading rails. No
one was killed. Mrs. Cora Waltrotts, of
Roxbury, Mass., was, it is thought, fatal?
ly injured, and io others wert less ser?
iously hurt. Three coaches were ditched.
Mrs. Rogers Must Die.
Albany, N. Y. (Special).?Judge Ru?
fus W. Peckham, of the United States
Supreme Court, declined to grant a writ
of error, which would allow the case
of Mrs. Mary Rogers, of Vermont, now
under sentence for the murder of her
husband, to go to the United States
Court.
Dealing In Futures Upheld.
Montgomery, Ala. (Special).?In the
case of G. A. Nuckles against J. F.
Hooker, from Marshall county, the Su?
preme Court of Alabama held that trans?
actions in cotton futures are not gam?
bling, but a legitimate business. Nuck?
les gave a mortgage os some property as
security for margins, and an effort was
made to forclose the mortgage. He con?
tended that the mortgage was invalid in?
asmuch as it was given to secure a gam?
bling debt.
Oleo For Jack Tars ?
Philadelphia (Special).?B. H. War?
ren, Dairy and Food Commissioner of
Pennsylvania, furnished President Roose?
velt and the Acting Secretary of the
Navy with evidence alleging that fraud
was being committed at thc League Is?
land yard in supplying that station with
oleomargarine when thc contract called
for pure butter. Commissioner,Warren
says both the President and the Acting
Secretary of thc Navy assured him that
a full investigation would bc made.
Former Congressman Dead.
Boston, Mass., (Special). ?Former
Congressman Henry F. Naphen, of thc
Tenth Massachusetts district, was found
dead at his home, in South Boston.
Heart disease is given as the cause.
FINANCIAL
Philadelphia bank clearings were $22,
630,000, a gain of $9,000,000.
Missouri Pacific declared its usual
semi-annual dividend of 2x/i per cent.
Cotton is more than $10 a bale higher
now than it was some months ago.
In May the production of pig iron
was i,967,5?S6 tons, the highest figure
ever reached.
Japan deposited in New York some?
thing over $60,000,000 derived from the
recent sale of bonds.
W. L. Bull says: "The buying of At
altinc Coast Linc and of Louisville c5
Nashville is of the best character."
T. H. Price figures that cotton acre?
age this season will amount to 30,939,
000 against 31,730,000 planted last sea?
son.
Directors of thc Commercial Trust
and thc Franklin National Bank accept?
ed the resignation of H. C. Frick as a
director of those two institutions.
It can be stated on inside authority
that the orders for Steel on the books
of the United States Steel Company are
exceptionally large. They have not
shown any decline during the past
month.
BEADS THE EQUITABLE
Paul Norton Elected Chairman of the
Board of Directors.
MR. HYDE SELLS HIS STOCK CONTROL.
A Day ol Surprises in the Affairs ol (be Life
Assurance Society?A Syndicate ol Policy
holders?Headed by Mr. Thomas F. Ryan
PurchsSts Mr. Hyde's Stock-New Chair?
man Alt* for Absclite Authority.
-
New fork (Special).?Paul Morton,
who retires from the secretaryship of
the Navy on July I, was elected chair?
man of^-the executive committee of the
Equitrjfele^Life Assurance Society. His
election marks the firs* and most im?
portant step in the reorganization of the
society, and was followed by the tender
of the resignations of President Jame3
W. Alexander, Vice President James H.
Hyde, Second Vice President Gage E.
Tarbell, Third Vice President George
T. Wilson and Fourth Vice President
William II. McIntyre.
Mr. Morton, as explained by Senator
Chauncey M. Dcpcw, wa, the unani?
mous choice of the board of directors
of the Equitable, although the meeting
was not altogether harmonious.
It is known that Brayton Ives and
Charles Stewart Smith, who were froiN
thc outset of the controversy on the side
of the conservative element, protested
against some of thc proceedings of the
meeting, and are believed to have voted
against Mr. Morton's election.
The new chairman, to further quote
Senator Depew, did not consent to take
office until he had received positive as?
surances that he would have a "free
hand as to measures and men."
Mr. Hyde "divested" himself of the
majority control, but, as made clear in
his letter to the board, retains a sub?
stantial interest in the society.
All of the resignations submitted to
the meeting are subject to the pleasure
of Chairman Morton, and none has yet
been accepted.
Just what action Mr. Morton will
take as to these resignations was not
disclosed, but it was strongly intimated
that President Alexander and Vice Pres?
idents Tarbell, Wilson and McIntyre re?
tired with thc beiicf that their executive
relations with the Equitable had ended.
Thc interests to which Mr. Hyde dis?
posed of his stock number some two
score individuals, lcd by Thomas F.
Ryan, vice president of the Morton
Trust Company, which has close rela?
tions with the Mutual Life Insurance
Company, one of thc Equitable Society's
principal rivals. Mr. Ryan is said to
be heavily insured in the Equitable, "as
ire, according to report, many of the
sthers who acted with him in the pur
:hase of thc Hyde holdings.
The price paid for thc Hyde estate
stock which is to be trusteed practically
in perpetuity, was not disclosed, but esti?
mates" vary from $3,500,000 to $5,000,000.
In addition to the 502 shares held by
the Hyde estate, which includes the wid
jw of Henry B. Hyde, founder of the
society, and his daughter, Vice Presi?
dent 'Hyde is said to hold between 160
and 170 shares, and it is these holdings
whirh Mr. Untermyer refers to as thc
"substantial interests," which his cli?
ent retains. Mr. Untermver has, since
the beginning of iiie Equitable Contro?
versy, acted as Mr. Hyde's counsel.
MAKES REMARKABsJTtIME.
Special Train on Pennsylvania Covers 468
Miles in 449 Minutes.
Pittsburg, (Special). ? The distance
between Chicago and Pittsburg over the
Pennsylvania lines, 468 miles, was cov?
ered in thc phenomenal lime of 440 min?
utes without much effort.
A special train, practical)' a counter?
part in size and weight of the "Pennsyl?
vania Special," the new 18-hour train be?
tween Chicago and New York was taken
over the route, and strengthened thc con?
fidence of operating officials of the Penn
syvania system in their ability to anni?
hilate distances. General Superinten?
dent A. M. Schoyer was in charge of the
train, which also carried other officials
and a guest, Mr. L. F. Loree, former
general manager of the Pennsylvania
lines, later president of the Baltimore
and Ohio and until recently in a similar
capacity with the Rock Island.
The train left Cliicago Union Station
about 7.30 A. M. on Thursday and rolled
into Pittsburg Union Station at exactly
2.45 P. M. The average speed of 63.53
miles an hour was maintained, including
all stops. The train was standing still
28 minutes, and the actual speed an hour
while thc train was in motion was 68.1
miles.
"Roosevelt of Virginia?"
Richmond, Va. (Special).?A report
from Scottsville says that rumors are
current there that President Roosevelt
will soon acquire a summer home in
Albemarle country, not far from Scotts?
ville. The place adjoins what is known
as the old "Ghost Place." The place
gained the name of being haunted many
years ago, it is said, when men, digging
a well, found iron, which they thought
was gold. To keep people away they
spread thc report that ghosts infested
the place.
Pennsylvania Railroad Oratelul.
Harrisburg, Pa. (Special).?In addi?
tion to a letter expressive of its appre?
ciation of thc aid and succor given to
thc injured and care bestowed upon the
dead in the South Harrisburg wreck of
May 11 by the people of Harrisburg,
the Pennsylvania Railroad Company has
donated $to.ooo to thc Harrisburg Hos?
pital. The donation was given without
any restrictions as to its usc, that being
left entirely to its board of managers.
Bride of Prince.
Berlin (By Cable).?Crown Prince
Frederick William and Duchess Cecilla
3f Mecklenburg-Schwerin were married
in the Palace Chapel while the clock on
the plaza marked 5, and batteries herc
and in every garrison town in Prussia
ind in every sea where German warships
floated began firing a 21-gun salute at
the same moment. In the chapel one of
:he most distinguished assemblages that
:ould bc gathered in Europe saw the
simple wedding service of thc Lutheran
Church.
CROP CONDITIONS ALL OVER COUNTRY.
Weather Last Week Was Favorable-Frost
in New England.
Washington, D. C. (Special).?Crop
conditions are summarized as follows in
the weekly bulletin issued by the Weath?
er Bureau:
"The week just ended was the most
favorable of the season in the Rocky
Mountain Region and over the western
portions of the Central Valleys. Gen?
erally favorable conditions also prevailed
in the Middle Atlantic and Southern
States, but in New England low tem?
peratures with light frosts and lack of
rainfall have prevented growth. Por?
tions of the Ohio Valley, Upper Lake
Region, Oklahoma and Southern Texas
have suffered from excessive moisture.
On the Pacific Coast the conditions were
generally favorable, although portions
of California and Oregon experienced
temperatures too low.
"In the States of the Missouri and
Central Mississippi Valleys corn is much
improved, and good progress with culti?
vation has been made. In the Upper
Ohio Valley much planting remains to
be done, and in the Middle Atlantic
States considerable replanting will be
necessary on account of cutworns. In
the Southern States early corn is being
laid by in good condition.
"Winter wheat has advanced favor?
ably, fewer reports of injury from rust
being received from ? the greater part
of the area previously affected. In Ohio
and Nebraska, however, although in
promising condition, damage from rust
and insects has increased somewhat.
Winter wheat harvest is in progress in
the Southern States, and is beginning
in Oklahoma and extreme Southern
Kansas, and wheat is ripening in the
Lower Ohio and Central Mississippi Val?
leys. Harvest has also begun in Cali?
fornia, where wheat is maturing rapidly.
On the North Pacific Coast winter wheat
is in promising condition, having ex?
perienced decided improvement in Wasn
ington.
"Under decidedly better temperature
conditions in the spring wheat region,
spring wheat has made good progress
and is stooling well. In portions of the
Dakotas, however, the crop is thin and
weeding in localities. In Washington
spring is in splendid condition and has
made rapid growth; and while the out?
look in Oregon is favorable, low tem?
peratures have been detrimental.
"Thc general condition of the o?.t
crop is very promising, an improvemen'
being reported from the Middle Atlantic
States and Missouri Valley. Oats are
heading as far north as Kansas, Mis?
souri and Central Illinois, and harvestine,
is in progress in the South Atlantic and
East Gulf States.
"A general improvement in the condi?
tion of cotton is indicated. With the
exception of Southern Texas and por?
tions of the Ea=t Gulf and South Atlan?
tic States?here heavy rains have fallen?
the weather has afforded opportunity for
much-needed cultivation, which has been
pctively carried on, although a large
part of the crop is still in grass, with
insufficient labor."
MUCH IN LITTLE.
1)rici wood steeped in oil is used to
incinerate departed member^ of the
priesthood?a sight common in Ceylon.
The latest method in hairdressing is
to cut each hair separately, a process
that takes much time, but does great
good to the hair.
"Nearly every person who commits
suicide by drowning partly undresses
before entering the water," said Dr.
Wynn Westcott at an inquest ir Lon?
don.
Ellen Kay, one of the foreign leaders
of the movement for equal rights for
women, expressed her regrets in a re?
cent lectures in Vienna at the "ameri?
canization" of that movement.
Mr. Henry Caldwell Robinson, just
appointed superintendent of the Boston
md Maine Railroad, climbed to that re?
sponsible position from the humble sta?
tion of apprentice in the machine shop.
Among the most backward and savage
ribes great attention is often paid to
he children. The toys and playthings
jsed by the savages in all parts of the
world are often surprisingly well made.
There are no textile factories in Amoy.
Practically no wool is handled there at
>resent. Considerable wool is produced
n Northern China, but none of it is
wrought to Amoy, as there is no demand
for it.
There arc four towns in the Philip?
pines with a population exceeding 10,000
!ach and 35 with a population execed
ng 5.000. Manilla is the only incorpo?
rated city in the islands and its inhab?
itants number 219,928.
A' large lump of butter has been
found buried in an Irish bog. No one
knows how old it is. It is thought that
it is at least 100 years old, possibly IO
centuries. The butter is said to be in
.-xcellent condition.
UTE WASHINGTON AFFAIRS
Secretary Taft, heard the report of
W. W. Russell, American minister to
Colombia, regarding thc controversy be?
tween Assistant Secretary Loomis and
Minister Bowen, of Venezuela. Mr.
Bowen and Mr. Loomis were both pres?
ent while Mr. Russell made his state?
ment.
E. S. Holmes. Jr., associate statisti?
cian in the Department of Agriculture,
has been suspended, at his own request,
pending the investigation of charges of
irregularity in compilation of last cot?
ton report.
The Bureau of Engraving and Print?
ing has delivered to the Postofiice De?
partment 77,546,000 postage stamps, the
largest delivery in one day.
Secretary Taft has appointed Gen.
Ezra A. Carman chairman of thc Chick
amauga Military Park to succeed the
late Gen. H. V. Boynton.
Minister Russell, of Venezuela, arriv?
ed at Hampton Roads. He will be an
important witness in the Loomis-Bowen
controversy.
The Russian press of St. Petersburg
is severe in its condemnation of the
action of President Roosevelt in enforc?
ing the 24-hour limit in the case of the
three Russian warships at Manila.
Secretary Wilson denies that there is
a "leak" in cotton statistics.
B.ooklyu fans still mourn fue loss of
Billy Keeler. Tup rest of Ha ..ion's
deserters th* City of Chircan never
gives a thought to nowadays.
The team which beats New York this
season will win the National I>nR "
pennant It the opinion of Manam
I rank belee, of the Chicago team
NEWSY (JLEAN.'NnH.
f.ondon, Lng., has only ll"* ii'iiTM**
tramwiiys.
There are more Orant lownslrps
Kansas than any other kind.
A heavy turning movement hy tl*
Japanese on the Russian flanks up
reported from (lunshu.
An anonymous donor bas given WJM
OOO to Columbia University to provld*
a building to succeed old Kings Col
lege.
One of the oldest living Osngea ?>
Bare Legs, now about eighty years old
though be does not seem to bo uio^
than fifty.
A large lump of butter lins bec
found buried in an Irish bog. No o?\
knows how old it is. It is thou/
that it is at least 100 years oki.
The San Francisco Board of Eftticn
tion, as a sanitary measure, has adopt
ed a resolution prohibiting the usc rn
slates and pencils in the public s?hools
An English Judge recently altersa! J
sentence of eighteen months' hnrt
labor to five years' penal servitude
because the prisoner threw a bottle
him.
The New York Le^islatur
passed the bill makin;.' tl
Mayor, Controller and Borough
dents of New York City four yearnj
stead of two.
Water freezes every night throv
out the year at Alto Crucero, W
livia, it has been reported, while
noonday the sun is bet enow1
cause actual suffering.
An attempt by the Opposition
force a reply to a motion-ol' the J'10"1]
leader in the British House of t?
mons caused great disorT^i* uno .ror T
the Speaker to suspend the session^
The applications of Italian o
to secure passage to this count
become so great that tho maj
the steamship Ii
nean trade h???
lng.
Pf!
TflR NATIONAL 'JAMI1!.
bul
nillebrand, though left handed, bal
from the right
(jeorge Sch lei has turned out to be t
first-class first Lnnemao.
Fred Tenney is the best run getti
among the Boston Nationals.
Mn unger McOraw has turned <????
Nen I. his utility man, to Baltimore
.'.?ike- Beckley ls an old hird,
can still thump with the beat of
Manager Selee tOinks Unit t'.u
major leagues should take some
on the spit ball
The Brooklyn Ol nh has r
Pitcher Poole and Ci -lier .Fae
Both have signed with Providence,
According lo Secretary Locke, t
name of Pilcher Bobertaillo has tl
French pronunciation, of "Robert-sj
Dunn, of Providence, is sfmt
a likely candidate for mamu;
Boston Natioual League teni
year.
Pitches Overall has over*
fault that he exhibited in hi
games?that of giving base rm
much of a lead.
Hillebrand, of the Pittsburg
left-handed thrower. PrY-s'idc
toss thinks he will become a
handed pitcher.
Criger blames the Boston Anil
troubles on the bml-striko
clares: "The man who Rot np I
ought to go to prison for life."
Opportunities in California
The trade in the Orient is opening up.
Our exports to Japan and China multiplied
during the last year.
There will soon be a tremendous increase in
the trade of the Pacific Coast cities with the Far
East.
Big opportunities for the man who lives there.
Why not look the field over?
Only $62.50, Chicago to San Francisco or Los
Angeles and return, May 1, 2, 3, 9, io, ii, 12,13,
29> 3?> 3i,June I, August 6? 7. 8> 9? I0> M> I2? r3>
and 14, 1905. Tickets good for return for 90 days.
Rate for a double berth in a comfortable tour?
ist sleeper from Chicago to San Francisco, Los
Angeles, Santa Barbara, and many other points
in California,only $7. Through train service from
Union Passenger Station, Chicago, via the
Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul,
Union Pacific and Southern Pacific Line
This is the route of The Overland Limited, leaving Union
Passenger Station, Chicago, 6.05 p. m., and The California
Express at 10.25 P- m? The California Express carries tourist
sleeping cars to California every day. Both trains carry
through standard sleepers.
Complete information sent free
on receipt of coupon with blank
lines filled.
W. S. HOWELL,
Gen'l Eastern Agent, 381 Broadway,
NEW YORK CITY,
or
F. A. MILLER,
General Passenger Agent,
CHICAGO.
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