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Ooings of the Week Recorded in a
CONCISE AND INTERESTING.
Live Stork Urcedcrs la Convention Our
Salt Industry Crowing Interesting
Election Contest at Saginaw Detroit
Kspofelllon l'lana Progressing.
Michigan I.Itb Stork Hreeders.
Various 'organizations of -Michigan
tdoclc breeders met nt Lansing simul
tancouslyand discussed papers bearing
tipou the tucrits of different kluds of
live stociii The Short Horn Cuttle
breeders elected 1). F. Rachelcr, of
Ilowcll, president, and I. II. llutter
field, of Agricultural College, secretary.
The Merino Sheep breeders elected:
President, D. I. Ilewey, Grand Rlanc;
secretary-, E. N. Rail, Hamburg; treas
urer, Thomas VnnCIcisen, Clinton.
The Swine Rreeders' association chose
as president, E. A. Rush, Fowlervllle;
secretary and treasurer, George II.
Melntyre. Iosco. N
The State Association of Rreeders of
Improved Lire Stock named II. II.
Hinds, of Ktunton, president; Robert
Gibbons, of Detroit, secretary.
National Association of IJreeders of
Lincoln Sheep: President, J; J. Kng
land, of Caro; secretary and treasurer,
II. A. Daniels, of IClva.
The State Ilolstein Itreeders' associa
tion elected C. 1). Seelev, of Pontiac,
president, andC. L. Seclcy, of Lansing,
Michigan's Salt Industry.
The total amount of salt manufac
tured in Michigan during lS'JS was
4,477,121 barrels, or 85 1,357 more bar
rels than in 181)7. The amount of salt
inspected during 1808, was as follows:
Manistee county, 1,555,000; St. Clair
county, 5'.)G.ril7; Mason county. 557.S33;
Va3-nc countj', 540,093; Saginaw
count-, 421,0-11; Hay county, 402,231;
Iosco county, 5S.358; Midland county,
31.7'JO; total, 4. 171,010.
The state salt inspector reports: 15;i 1
nnce of cash on hand Dec. 1, 1S07, 1.
815.03; duties on 4,171.1)16' barrels :it 3
mills per barrel, 512 515.72; total 14,
330.7S. The expenditures were 10,-S50.72;-balance
on hand Dec. 1, 180S,
53.4SO.C0. The number of persons em
ployed in the manufacture of salt in
the state is 2,181.
; Of the 4.171,916 barrels of salt in
spected in this state in 1S03, at least
75 per cent was sold in other stales,
and the demand for Michigan salt is
1898 Losses on the I.nkrs.
Marine losses during the senaon of
1S0S were materially greater than dur
ing any previous season on the lakes.
In a, list of 509 losses, the causes as
signed were as follows: Ashore, 123;
aground, in protected channels, 120;
lire 40; collisions, 10; ie?. 10; storui
Leatcn, W; foundered, ; miscellaneous
causes, 110. Lake Michigan was the
f cenc of the greatest number of serious
Josses, with Lake Superior as second.
Lake Huron was remarkably free from
disasters and Lake Uric did not con
tribute its usual quota. Lake Ontario
produced a larger number of serious
losses than Lake Uric, notwithstand
ing the limited Irallic on the former.
'The number of boats which have
passed entirely out of existence is 58.
Their aggregate tonnage was 20,101
tons. The money loss is ubout $3,
Saginaw Election Contest.
Washburn Horning and James Green
were respectively the Republican and
Democratic candidates for treasurer of
Saginaw county at the recent election.
Horning was declared elected, but
Orecn demanded a recount. In Ches
aning township 239 ballots were cast
out on the recount because the initials
of the inspector had been placed in the
corner opposite to that provided by
statute. Of these ballots 177 were for
Homing and CO for Green, and as this
would elect tho latter Homing up
pealed to the circuit court to compel
the canvassers to count the rejected
ballots. The court so ordered and
CJrcen carried tho case to supremo
court, but he was again knocked out,
as the decision of the circuit court was
affirmed and Horning declared elected.
, Detroit Illg Imposition in 1001.
The promoters of the scheme for an
international exposition at Detroit in
1901, the 230th anniversary of the
founding of the city, are pushing
ahead with the preliminaries. It was
feared for a tiMio that the fact that
liuftalo was preparing for a show th
tame year might interfere and en
deavors were made to pet the eastern
ers to change their date, but to no
avail. The Detroiters feel that their
exposition is an institution which will
interest the whole northwest, and will
carry their plans forward as rapidly as
possible. They have goo I reasons to
believe that congress will make a
good-sized appropriation to help along.
i Congressman Smith Declines.
Congresimon William Alden Smith
lias sent a letter to Gov. Tingrec and
others declining to be a candidate for
the United States scnatorship.
federation of Labor In Detroit Nest Year
Detroit was selected by the American
Federation of Labor over Louisville,
Atlnnta and Cleveland as the next place
of holding tho annual convention.
iSaniuel Gompers was re-elected presi
1 Killed M'lille Intoxicated.
.' Chas. Reynolds, aged 50, was struck
by a passenger train at Owosso and in
stantly killed, his body being terribly
mangled. Reynolds was on a spree at
the time. Ho leaves a widow and
eight childreiij,' ,
8lck Soldier Suicides.
Walter 11. Foster, of Flint, commit
ted suicide at St., Ignace by taking
strychnine, 'lie leaves a mother, his
only rohitlvo. Foster was about 30
years of age. He enlisted at Island
Lake last April with Co. A, 33d Michi
gan, und served with credit in Cuba.
Hc.caught yellow fever at Slboncy and
came home on the death ship Concho.
While at homo, he recovered his health,
apparently, but latter became sick
again and being unable to obtain re
munerative employment' drifted from
plaeo to place and finally lost hope and
ended all with poison. His mother is
left in proverty.
31st Michigan to bo Mustered Out. . '
The decision of President McKinley's
cabinet to muster out 50,000 volunteers
will probably result in tho discharge
of all the members of the 31st Michi
gan, now at Ivnoxville, Tenn., that
may desire to leave the service. Those
who wish to remain will bo permitted
join the 35th Michigan, unless it is de
cided to muster out that regiment, also.
It is not believed, however, that both
regiments will be let go until congress
authorizes the increase iu the regular
army asked for by Secretary Alger.
l'ardons for Five Convicts.
Gov. Fingrce granted tivo Christmas
pardons, as follows: Win. Nuremberg,
sent from Oakland county in May, 1805,
for 10 years, for rape. James Powers,
from Flint in May, 1803, one year,
highway robbery. Alex. R. Currie,
from Detroit in January, 1897, live
years, manslaughter. Louis Smith,
from Adrian in Feb. 1803, two years
and six months, burglary. William
Macard, from Grand Rapids in Ma',
1805, to Marquette prison, 15 years,
Disastrous I'lre at Manistee.
Fire was discovered in the East
Shore furniture factory at Manistee
and before the llames could be cheeked
the building was totally destroyed, to
gether with its contents. The loss is
estimated nt 5-'0,000, and covered by
insurance. The property was origi
nally built nt a cost of 650. 0r0, but had
been idle for some time on account of
the depression in the furniture trade.
Col. Irish Want to Succeed llurrows.
Edwin M. Irish, of Kalamazoo, re
cently adjutant-general of the Michi
gan National Guard, and now colonel
of the C5th Michigan voluuteers, and
serving with his regiment at Augusta,
Ga., has entered the race as an active
candidate for the United States senate
to succeed Julius Caesar llurrows.
Nilcs is to have Ja new independent
Chas. II Ross, of I'ontiac, was killed
by a train at In wood, Ind.
Chas. Jamison is the new postmaster
at Slights, Grand Traverse county.
An unknown man, aged about CO,
was killed by a Rig Four train near
Arthur Smith, a farmer, fell off a
load of hay near Rrighton and was
The cider mill of E. L. Negus, at
Chelsea, was destroyed by lire. Loss
Senator McMillan is talked of as suc
cessor to Ambassador Hitchcock at the
court of tho czar of Russia.
Flint has been granted a 30-vcar
franchise for an electric railway in the
citv, to be completed June 15.
Joseph Duzel, of South Lake Linden,
while returning from work broke
through the ice and was drowned.
Dallas Roudraan, of Kalamazoo, has
announced his candidacy for the va
cancy on the supreme court bench.
The Oneco Copper Mining Co., of
Houghton, capital 82,500,000, has filed
articles of incorporation at Lansing.
Lake Odessa has struck plenty of
water at a depth of 45 feet and the vil
lage will now have ample lire pro
tection. New Michigan postmasters: Cedar
Run, Grand Traverse countj, Adelah
Chain; Olds, Branch county, Riley
The immense barns of the J. fc T.
Hurley Trucking Co., nt Detroit, were
destroyed by fire and 22 horses perished
in the llames.
Albion college has recently received
presents consisting of a Si,.V0 pipe or
gan, and a valuable farm adjacent to
the city of Grand Rapids.
Chas. Catt was caught in a shaft in
a mill at Palo and had one leg and one
arm broken and received other injuries
which may cause his death.
Since the opening of navigation last
spring, mills at Grand Marais have
manufactured 52,000,000 feet of lumber,
50,000.000 shingles and 13,000,500 lath.
While a freight train was coming
down grade west of Capac, it broke in
two, and the rear crashed into the
front part, wrecking 13 cars. No one
More "round robins" asking for the
muster out of the regiment have been
circulated in the 25th Michigan and
sent to Michigan congressmen and
Herbert W. Savage, of Saginaw, who
recently returned from the Klondike
with considerable gold, has gone on a
land looking tour iu Nicaragua and
Tho aggregate earnings of Michigan
railways for the first nine months of
this year were 523,350,151, an incrcaso
of 2,550,333, or 12.3 per cent, over the
same period last year.
At Adrian Mrs. Frank Johnson was
fatally burned in extinguishing flames
which enveloped her daughter, the lat
ter's clothing having caught fire while
she was filling a lighted lamp.
John Galvin, a cripple, employed as
watchman nt a crossing of the Detroit
it Lima Northern railroad at Wyan
dotte, was cremated in the burning of
his little shanty on the crossing.
Capt. Julius Wilhelm, of Traversa
City, who was assistant surgeon of the
34th Michigan, has been offered the
position of head surgeon at the Ionia
house of correction by Gov. Pingrec.
The state legislature will be asked
to pass an uniform text book bill pre
pared by Prof. George W. Loomis, of
St. Joseph und having the indorsement
af the state educational department.
Mrs. Mcrrie Abbott, recently elected
prosecutor of Ogemaw county, won her
first caso at Ray City. She sought to
establish a title to some valuable laud
in Ogemaw county and was opposed by
Henry M. Cheever, of Detroit.
. John A. Sevcrcns, superintendent of
D. M. Ferry fc Co.'s big seed establish
ment, at Detroit, with which ho had
been connected for 19 years, committed
suicide by shooting, . lie had a" hal
lucination that ho was going insane.
It Is now reported that the 80,000
which Win. Schaal, of Imlay City,
claimed was burned by himself and
wife when they decided to die together,
Is hid in a barrel. Schaal Is serving 13
years in prison for ussisting his wife
.,. F. K. Stearns, of Detroit, has pre
sented to the U. of M., a valuable col
lection of musical scores, which forms
an admirable supplement to theuniquo
exhibit of musical instruments recent'
ly presented by his father, Frederick
Ryron Parrish, aged 19, pleaded
guilty at Ithaca to the cruel murder
near Wheeler of Delbert Lloyd, aged
14, for the purpose of robbing him of
his bicycle and a small sura of money.
His sentence was 25 years in Jackson
A big bear tackled E. Weinberg and
Luther McTvcnzic on the road near
Turner. The former ran for a farm
house to get a gun and the bear and
McKcnzie were in a mix-up when Mae
pulled out a big jackknifo and ripped
Mr. Rear open.
Fred E. Rrittan, state chairman of
the Prohibition pirty, claims that that
political organization made a gain of
71 per cent in Michigan in the last
election over that of 1S00. The next
state convention will be held at Jack
son on Feb.
The state board of canvassers have
issued certifieatcfi of election to Eli R.
Sutton and J. Ryron Judkins as re
gents of the IT. of M., but us there is a
difference of opinion as to there being
vacancies the bupreme court must pass
upon the matter.
Michigan school children lead in the
contribution of funds toward the erec
tion in Paris of a monument to the
memory of Gen. Lafayette. They have
contributed 82,100. It is the intention
to raise 850,000. The monument will
be unveiled July 4, 1900.
The state railroad crossings board
has disapproved the map of the pro
prosed extension of the Wisconsin it
Michigan railroad through the counties
of Iron and Dickinson to certain iron
mines in that section. The route is de
clared to be a dangerous one.
F. E. Skeels, of the Agricultural col
lege, states that twice as much timber
is stolen from state lands as is de
stroyed by lire. None of the trespass
ers have ever been prosecuted success
fully for tha reason that members of
juries are almost always guilty of the
Col. A. T. Rliss, of Saginaw, thinks
that the government should issue
bonds running for 50 years sufficient
to pay all pensions. They would find
ready purchasers at 3 per cent and this
would throw some of the burden of
taking care, of the veterans of the civil
war upon future generations.
Prominent union printers from the
principal cities of the state met at
Lansing and organized the State Allied
Printing Trades council, with A. II.
Smith, Detroit, as president; W. C.
Loomis, Detroit, secretary treasurer.
The object is to aid in the establish
ment of a state printing office.
Wm. M. Harper, aged 42, a stone
mason, had considerable domestic trou
ble and decided to die. At the home
of A. Ncwcombcr, near Alma, he tied
a string to tho trigger of a shotgun and
fastened the other end to a post. Then
he pulled the muzzle of the gun toward
him. A funeral was the result.
Insurance Commissioner Campbell
will ask the legislature for a law pro
viding that when foreign companies
resort to the U. S. court for the pur
poso of tying up the insurance depart
ment, or to commence actions in this
state, that fact shall bo deemed suffi
cient cause for revoking their Michigan
Gov. Pingree has issued a formal
statement setting forth the reasons
why he opposes the re-election of U. S.
Senator Rurrows. The principal rea
son given is that he opposed Atkinson
tax equalization bill, and it is alleged
that his entiro cfTorts in congress have
been directed towards the promotion
of the interests of trusts and mon
opolies. During the season just closed there
were brought to Michigan mills from
the Georgian bay district of Canada
238,813,024 feet of logs. It is estimated
that there will be cut in the Georgian
bay district this winter for Michigan
mills about 150.0JO.0OJ feet of logs.
The constitutionality of the Canadian
embargo act will be tested and If the
courts hold it good Michigan lumber
men will cease operations in Canada.
Prof. Henry C. Adams, of the politi
cal economy department of tho
U. of M., and Andrew C. McLaughlin,
of the department of American history,
will attend and take prominent parts
in the meetings of the American Econ
omic and Historical associations re
frpectlvely nt New Haven, Conn. Trof.
Fred M. Taylor, of the political econ
omy department, as rhairman of the
committee on currency reform op
pointed at the 1897 meeting of tho
Economic .association, will submit the
report of tho committee.
Henry Rlinn, of Lake Odessa, was
frozen to death in the lumber woods.
News of the Day as Told Over the
Slender Wires. : .,'
DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN NEWS
The Increasing of the Standing Army Is
Opposed ly Tart of the House Com
mittee on Military Affairs Clayton
Jlultver Treaty 'Will be Abrogated.
Oppose a Large Army,
The minority of the house commit
tee on military affairs have filed their
report in opposition to the Hull -bill
for the increase of tho regular army to
The minority claims that such a
standing army would in time of peace
be a menace to the liberty of citizens,
and in time of war would not bo suffi
cient to meet successfully the armies of
the first class powers of the world;
that a large standing army is not a
necessity; that the Hull bill will cost
the people annually tho sum of 8150,
000,000 and as 51 45,000,0 X) are being
annually paid to the soldiers of the
civil war and the war with Spain, a
permanent charge of S295, 000, 000 would
be placed upon the people of the United
States to maintain the military estab
lishment alone, to say nothing of tho
navy; that the parage of this bill
means the pi actical destruction of the
national guard and tho volunteer
troops of the states; that it is well un
derstood that the great corporate in
terests of the country arc demanding
this large standing array for most ob
vious reasons, and a President domin
ated by such interests would have,
with such a standing army, the means
athishaud to invade the liberties of the
people, to suppress freedom of speech
and to desecrate the ballot box itself.
The minority offer a substitute for
the Hull bill which provides for a per
manent standing army of 30,000 en
listed men about the number in the
army before the war with Spain. It
also provides for 50.000 volunteers to
be taken from the states and territories
in proportion to population; these vol
unteers are to be mustered out within
two j-ears from date of the passage of
the act, their organization to be the
same as that of the regular nrraj'.
Volunteer organizations now in service
to be given preference as to re-enlistment.
All volunteers now In the ser
vice of the United States to be mus
tered outwithiu 00 days from the pas
sage of this act
To Abrogate the CUyton-llulwer Treaty
It is accepted as little short of cer
tain in the best informed ofiicial afld
diplomatic circles at Washington that
negotiations will be opened at an early
day toward so modifying the Clayton
Rulwcr treaty as to meet the condi
tions of the present day concerning
American construction and control of
the Nicaraguan canal.
London: There teems to be little
doubt that Great Rritain will agree to
abrogate the Clayton-i ulwer treaty.
The temper of the cabinet and public
opinion, which largely iniluences the
government's policy, points to such
nction, though no definite understand
ing with the Uuiced States has yet
been reached. Great Rritain desires
that the Nicaragua canal be con
structed and is willing that the United
States should control it if the United
States guarantees its neutraMty and
safeguards Rritish interests.
AVOID ALUM BAKING POWDERS
Their Use Is Dtngeroas to Health.
The condemnation of alura as an un
wholesome Ingredient In baking pow
ders by the Government authorities, as
well as by the Iowa and Minnesota
State Board? of Health ai.d physicians
generally, has not deterred manufac
turers of such powders from foisting
them on the public. Following lg a
partial list of the condemned alum
powders found in the stores in thh
Calumet. I. C.
Chicago Yeast. Kenton.
Davis O. K. Rocket.
Delicatesse. Snow Rail.
Grant's Bon Bon. Unrivaled.
It 13 safe to reject all brands sold
with a prize. All powders Bold at twenty-five
cents or less a pound are sure
to be made of alum. Dr. Wiley, the
Government Chemist, In his official ex
amination of baiting powders at tho
World's Fair, threw out all "alum pow
ders," classing them as unfit for human
But the World's Fair could approve
as well as condemn. After the most
elaborate tests, It bestowed the highest
award for purity, leavening power,
keeping qualities and general excel
lence on Dr. Price's Cream Baking
l'eaee Commissioners Kench Home.
The American peace commissioners
arrived at New York from Paris Dec.
24 and at once took a train for Wash
ington to make Prcsidcnt McKlnley a
Christmas present of the treaty of
Ttest Year of Trade Ever Known.
Dun's Review of Trade says that 1S98
has been a year beyond parallel and
goes to its close with the biggest vol
ume of business ever seen.
Yosemlte Ordered to Manila.
The cruiser Yosemite, which was
manned by the Michigan naval reserves
during the Spanish war, has been or
dered to Manila.
The city council of Havana (Spanish)
lias fent a warm vote of thanks to
President McKinly for the aid given
needy poor by Uncle Sam.
CONGRESS AT WORK AGAIN.
Senator Teller (Rep., Col.) made a
lengthy speech in advocacy of the
theory that there are no restrictions
upon the right of the United States to
expand its borders so as to include far
distant territory. He went quite
thoroughly into ths legal points bear
ing upon the question and also inci
dentally discussed at some length tho
form of government for the Filipinos,
saying that he would encourage self
government among tho islanders and
would give them the most liberal gov
ernment which they were capable of
conducting, but that he would not take
down tho American flag where onco
Rep. Williams (Dem., Miss.) made
the first speech in the house against the
annexation of tho Philippines. He
contended that it would be hostile to
the spirit of our institutions to assume
control over 0,000,000 unwilling sub
jects, that annexation would cost us
8140,000,000 a year, that the annexa
tion of the islands met none of the
tests which applied to our pnst ac
quisitions of territory und would be a
mistake from a social, political and
Senator Proctor mado a statement
which explains the paragraph in the
urgency deficiency bill appropriating
an emergency fund of 83,000,000 to
meet unforeseen contingencies, and
which is to be expended nt the discre
tion of the President. The senator
said this fund was intended for the
payment of a portion of the salaries
due the Cuban insurgent army and the
The commerce ' committee of the
house decided totakcupthe Nicaragua
canal question on the second Tuesday
in January. There will be no hear
ings, as the committee believes it has
all needed information. The matter
will be taken up without reference to
any special bill, all pending measures
being considered. The commitce fixed
Jan. 0 for passing on the pure food bill.
Senator Rutier, of North Carolina,
gave notice of an amendment he will
introduce to the pension appropria
tion bill rroviding that the present
pension laws shall apply to Confeder
ates ns well ns Union veterans, with
the exception that the Confederates
may not draw back pension.
The agricultural appropriation bill
passed the house without material
amendment. It carried S.C0'),3,.,J, or
S1S7.120 more than the current law.
Rep. Corliss (Mich) has introduced a
bill providing for the construction of a
cable by the United States to Hawaii,
Gaum, the Phillipines and Japan.
The bill to extend the customs and
internal revenue laws of the United
States over the Hawaiian islands was
passed by the house.
The house refused to concur in the
senate amendments to the army aud
navy deficiency bill.
Orders have been Issued assigning
UHg.-Gen. Michael V. Sheridan to the
command of the department of the
lakes, which includes Forts Wayne
and Rrady in Michigan, with head
quarters at Chicago.
Sampson Accnscs Spain of i'raad.
Admiral Sampson has reached New
York from Havana. He savslhc Cuban
evacuation comm'.ss'on's work is prac
tically complete and agreement thereto
s:itlsfactcvv with one exception and
that may yet cause serious trouble.
The admiral declares that Spain se
cretly transferred the larger portion
of crown land and buildings to private
individuals and corporations, especially
religious corporations.in order to cheat
the United States and Cuba out of it.
This underhand work began some time
ago, but most of it has been done since
the surrender at Santiago. The
scheme will be frustrated, however, as
the commission has almost complete
records of property ownci by Spain in
Cuba previous to the war and Uncle
Sam will insist that it be turned over
according to the terras of evacuation.
Agulnaldo's Forces Deserting Him.
A dispatch from Manila sa3s that as
the result of Aguinaldo, the Philippine
insurgent leader, having refused to
recognize the rank of the lower class
of rebel officers, the latter have de
serted with large numbers of armed
soldiers and have attacked various
towns. Several of the native local
authorities who were Unpopular in the
provinces have been murdered.
Carllsts Heady for devolution In paln.
London dispatches say advices have
bcrn received which indicate an early
Cnrlist outbrenk in Spain. London
war correspondents have been hastened
toward the Basque provinces where
the first trouble is expected. All the
Carlist club3 have been, closed and
Carlist newspapers suppressed in the
The government has determined to
hoist the flag over another islandfar
out in the Pacific ocean. It is Wake
Island, lying about 2,000 miles from
Nihau.the westernmost of the Hawaiian
islands and 1,300 miles enst from
Guam. It is almost in a direct line be
tween these possessions of the United-
States and is admirably adapted for
use as a station for a Pacific cable to
connect the Philippines with Hawaii
and the United States. It is about
three miles in length and incloses a
large body of salt water.
The Lafayette monument commis
sion, having in charge the matter of
the erection of a monument to Gen
Lafayette in Paris In 1000, report that
approximately 850.000 had been raised,
principally from dime donations by
children of the public schools, which
fully assures the success of the enter
prise. A cablegram was received from
the French government accepting the
Lafayette monument with gratitude
and stating that it grants a site in the
heart of Paris opposite the principal
entrance to the Louvre gallery.
There are now over 5,000 U. S. troops
in garrison in Havana suburbs.
BRIEF NEWS PARAGRAPHS.
Scnor Sagasta, tho Spanish premier,
is very seriously ill.
It is said the deal whereby the Chl-:
cngo tt Alton road goes to the Missouri
Pacific has just been concluded.
Six people, including one woman,'
wero killed by a snowslido on the
Canada and Australia will unite in
constructing a Pacific cable to connect
the two countries. '
The customs receipts at Santiago un
der the occupation of the United States
forces up to Dec. 1 wero 8275, 218.
Admiral Sampson says the wealthiest
nnd most inflnential people of Cuba
want the island annexed to the United
The Filipino insurgents demand that
Spain pay them 520,000,000 as a ransom;
for the 10,000 Spanish prisoners held
by them. ; ,
Lord Salisbury has recommended to
the czar of Russia that the European'
disarmament conference be held in
London next May.
Secretary Alger has ordered tho
Third, Fourth, 12th. 17th, 20th and 22d
U. S. infantry to Manila as soon as
possible to relieve volunteers.
The house committee on military af
fairs by a party vote of 8 to 5 ordered
a favorable report on the Hull bill in
creasing the regular army to 100,000
In view of the growth of German
power in Samoa the U. S. consul has
has been Instructed to act with great
vigilance to maintain our influence
Elmer E. Rose, an employe of tho
Dunlop Vehicle Co., ut Pontiae, was
instantly killed by being crushed in
an elevator shaft. He was 25 years old
and had been married but six months.
Commissioner Campbell reports that
the Northwestern Fire Insurance Co.,
of Chicago, which is not authorized to
do business even in Illinois, is flooding
this state with circulars soliciting
Diplomatic relations will not be
opened with Spain uotil the treaty of
peace is ratified by the senate and the
eortes. According to well established
diplomatic mages Spain must take tho
Arrangements have been completed
for disinterring the bodies of the 200
soldiers who were buried in the im
provised cemetery at Camp Wikoff,
L. I., and transporting them to their
Capt. Midford, a New York inventor,
has offered to raise the Spanish cruiser
Cristobal Colon at Santiago' and tho
U. S. battleship Maine at Havana and
deliver them at the Brooklyn navy
yard. Unless he succeeds he asks no
Lord Charles Beresford, now in
China, asserts that owing to the ag
gressive diplomacy of Russia, Great
Rritain has taken second place in
China. Russian troops control tho
whole of Manchuria. The prospects
for trade and open ports looks very
A rear end collision occurred on tho
Pennsylvania railroad three miles from
Rahway, N. J., which resulted in tho
loss of two lives an I serious injuries to
four persons. About 20 others wero
cut and bruised ami several were im
prisoned in the wreck until a wreck
ing train arrived.
The naval authorities in investigat
ing the accident by which the battle
ship Massachusetts was disabled
learned to their dismay that our big
battleships like the Oregon or Massa
chusetts are in constant danger of run
ning aground in New York harbor dur
ing extra low water.
The so-called congress of the revolu
tionary government of the Filipinos,
which has been in session for sorao
time at Malolos, has unexpectedly ad
journed, owing to the difficulty of
formulating a constitution. The cabi
net of President Aguinaldo, appointed
at Bacoor on July 15 last and named in
the Raeoor proclamation issued that
day, has resigned.
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It has been discovered that Spanish
officers of cities and towns in Cuba and
Porto Rico are making extensive sales
of franchises nnd concessions at figures
far below their value to capitalists and
promoters. The President has ordered
the U. S. military governors in tha
various provinces to promptly veto
such sales as are deemed against tho
interests of the people.
Secretary Alger has cabled Gen.
Otis at Manila to take possession of
lloilo, the second city In the Philip,