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SHAW ELECTED COMMANDER,
Tho Now Vorl Mini CIioacii to tlln If Icliont
Ollico In tint !. A. It. I'onsloii Com-
mlUcc' Itc port Very Conservative
Philadelphia, Sept. 8. Tim thirty
third national encampment of tho
Qniiul Army of tho Itopuhllc citmo to
an i! ml last night. Tho election of n
commander-in-chief, which it was sup
posed would bo settled after u warm
contest, was conducted and carried out
in tho most peaceable manner imagin
able. Col. Albert I). Shaw, of Water
town, N. Y., was unanimously elected
to tho highest oilieo of tho organlza-
co.MMA.vnmt ix-cmiCK ai.iikht i. biiaw.
tion after .ludgo Leo Ilsissiour, of St.
Louis, had declined to bo a candidate.
Aside from tho selection of commander-in-chief
tho pension question
received tho major portion of attention.
Tho report of tho pensions committee
was as follows:
Your committee on pensions respectfully
ptcKcnls this supplemental report pursuant to
llio Instructions of tho cnonmpmcut. Wo ro
sixiotfully direct attention to section 171 of tho
revised statutes of the Unllud States, which
rcmlK ns follows; Tho commissioner of pen
sions hliull perform under tlio direction of tho
secretary of tho Interior Mich duties In tho exe
cution of pension and bounty luws ns tuny bo
prescribed by tho president.
Kesolved, That this encampment respect
fully represents to tho president Its earnest con
viction tlmt rule ii", now In practical effect In
tho adjudication of claims for pensions, under
section - of tho net of Juno 17, IHi'U, In tho pen
sion bureau, works grnvo Injustice to worthy
cx-soldlcrs tiad cx-willors, and wo express tho
tioiMi that you will llud It consistent with your
lutles ns executive olllcor to abrogate this rule
nd ru-cslabilsh ll'.u principle us dcllned In rule
Itesolved, This encampment respectfully
represents that thu prnctlcu In tho panslon
, bureau In burring widow claimants who have
nn Income of WO it year, is not warranted by tho
terms of law and wo warmly ludorso tho recom
mendation of tho commissioner of pensions to
successive t-ocrctnrlcs of tho interior that tho
limitation bo Increased to $J50 a year.
Itesolved, That tho commander-ln-chlcf ap
point a comnilttco of llvo comrades to present
to tho president a certified copy of tho action of
this national encampment with an expression of
our earnest desire for Justice only to our disa
bled comrades and tho widows and orphans of
our dead under tho letter and spirit of tho law.
Itesolved, That this committee Is hereby au
thorized and directed, In tho event that It Is de
termined that relief may not bo accorded by tho
administrative olllcers of Iho government, to
present looomiress a request for tho amend
ment of tunnw in such form ns to make certain
the truo liUrtit of tho statutu as wo belluvu it
can bo construed ns herein presented.
Corporal Tanner Was of tho majority
of tho committee. IIo mado an address
scoring tho practice alleged to have,
"been adopted by tho pension bureau.
After much heated discussion tho re
port was referred to tho committee on
pensions. Late in tho afternoon a mo
tion was mado to return to tho south
Jlng captured during tho war. This
was killed as was also n motion to
admit sons of veterans as members of
tho lirand Army of tho Republic.
Tho features of tho fourth day's
celebration of tho G. A. 11. encamp
ment were tho illumination of tho
North Atlantic squadron and the camp
ilro of tho Union ox-Prisoners of War,
"both of which occurred last night.
Tho lighting up of tho lleet drew largo
crowds to both tho Pennsylvania and
Now Jersey shores of tho Delaware
rivor. Tho ships were Utterly covered
with electric lights and presented a
magnificent picture. Tho big search
lights on tho vessels wero in operation
making tho illumination more effective-.
MAY FORCE MATTERS.
War May llreak Out In IS Mourn In
TransvaalPlot to llluiv Up tho
, . llrltlsh Agonoy,
London, Sept. 8. The special corre
spondent of the Pall Mall Ga'zutto at
Capo Town, in a dispatch dtited yester
day, says: uIt is belief in Afrikander
circles hero that tho Transvaal intends
forcing matters to a sudden issue and
that war may probably break out
within -IS hours. It is supposed that
ll'ie first net on their part will bo an ad
vance on Liilugs Nook (tho -sole route
from' the Transvaal to Natal). It is
also rumored that there- is a plot at
3'rotorin to simultaneously blow up tho
"Uritisli agency there."
lirltMl Troop In India Warneil.
Simla, Sept. S, Three regiments of
cavalry, four regiments of infantry and
th'roo batteries of field artillery have
boon formally warned to prepare to
leave their stations in India at tho
shortlist notice for Eorvioo ' in South
Africa. Tho hospital outfits have re
ceived similar orders.
DECREASE IN MEMBERSHIP.
Son of Vclernim Ilnwi H,000 mi Their
llnnlit-lladgo for Huch .Member Who
Detroit, Mich., Sept. . Commander-in-Chief
Sliepard, of the Sons of Veter
ans, in his report to the eighteenth an
nual encampment of tho organiza
tion, recommended that tho order
manufacture its own badges and
sell them at a profit for its own
benefit. Quartermaster General Bol
ton's report showed tho order to bo
in good condition financially with ',',
000 in tho treasury. Tho membership
lias fallen oir about 1,000 in the past
year, according to Adjt. Gen. Abbott's
report, and ho ascribes this to tho fact
that so many of tho young men from
whom the order's membership would
come have enlisted in tho army. The
report shows a total membership of
28,000 scattered among 1,200 branches.
The order has decided to present to
each of its members who served in
either the Spanish or Philippine war n
badge of honor, manufactured from a
Spanish cannon, which has been prom
ised for that purpose by Secretary of
AN EXTRAORDINARY SESSION
1 lin rillpliui Congros Miit. Itccciitly iintl
Klrctcd MultWiii, it Conservative, Presi
dent (if tlin hupr inn Court.
Manila, Sept. 0. A Filipino who has
arrived hero from Tarlao says an ex
traordinary session of tho revolution
ary congress toolc place at Tarlac.
Agulnaldo presided and choso .Mablni
as president of tho supreme court and
Gonzaga as attorney general. They
both represent tho most conservative
and temperate element.
The proceedings of tho congress dis
proved tho report that Aguiualdo had
declared himself a dictator. A decree
has been issued by tho Filipinos com
pelling tho registration of all foreign
ers in Filipino territory. Tito Chinese,
who are a large fraction of tho popula
tion, arc considered foreigners, includ
ing those horn in tho Philippine islands.
Applications must bo made on stamped
paper, which llgures largely in till tho
business of the insurrectionary govern
ment. This seems to bo largely n
scheme to tax Chinamen.
The Srfnto Domingo Involution.
Mooa. Santo Domingo, Sept. SI. Gen.
Jimenez arrived yesterday afternoon
at .M oca with an escort of S00 cavalry,
largely augmented by armed horsemen
from tho villages along his rout,e.
Everywhere the utmost enthusiasm
was displayed. Gen. .Jimenez hits a
dispatch from a Parisian banking
house promising to furnish all the
funds necessary to establish tho gov
ernment. Will Not Speak for C.ochol.
Louisville, Ky., Sept. '.). W. J. Ilryan
has written a letter to Kentucky that
further adds to tho complex situation
in tho political field. Ilryan has
Informed ex-Senator lllaekburn in a
letter that ho is willing to come to
Kentucky and make speeches for him
for senator, but will not advocate tho
election of Gocbel from the stump.
Two Negro Regiments Next.
Washington, Sept. 0. Orders will
soon bo issued from tho war depart
ment announcing the field and stall' of
ficers of two additional volunteer regi
ments, which are to bo organized after
tho manner of tho bo-callcd immune
regiments sent to Cuba last year, their
company otlicers under the rank of
captain and privates to bo negroes ex
clusively. or Interest to Christian Scientist.
Springfield, 111., Sept. II. Attorney
General Akin rendered tin opinion yes
terday that tho medical practice act of
lS'JU does not prohibit the treatment of
disease by mental or spiritual methods
by Christian scientists or others where
no medicine is used and that where a
person dies during such treatment is.
not an oll'enso under tho criminal code
l)url( Days for France.
New York, Sept. '.). A correspondent
of tho Tribune in Paris writes: The
government is believed to bo in posses
sion of voluminous documentary evi
dence establishing tho existence of a
nationalist and royalist plot to over
turn tho republic and there is every in
dication that President Lonbot will
Iippiy UlU UUIlrtLlLllLlllIllll JIIW Ol ISli).
Ileber .1. (Iriiiit Convicted of Polygamy.
Salt Lake City, Sept. 0. Ileber J.
Grant was arraigned before .ludgo Nor
roll yesterday on the charge of polyg
amy, to which ,he pleaded guilty,
.ludgo Norrell ordered that he pay n
lino of 5100, or be Imprisoned in the
county jail one day for each dolla
thereof unpaid. Tlin fine was paid.
Ilryan it Nevada's Capital.
Carson, Nov., Sept. p. V. ,J. Ilryan,
who delivered it speech hero to-day,
was given tho larirost reception over
tendered a public man in this section.
From Lake Talioe, Mr. and Mrs. Ilryan
wero taken to Carson in tho historical
coach occ.tpied by Horace Greeley on
histrip(to this city, and in which U.
S. Grant was also driven.
A Itiillroud Tullir'i Alleged Shortage.
Omaha, Neb., Sept. 0. Half of the
510,000 alleged to have been stolen from
the Nebraska national bank by Hail,
road Teller Ned II. Copeland was found
yesterday among Copehind's effects.
The shortage will bo made good by the
American Surety company, who are ou
WILL STAND BY EVANS.
To it Delegation of Veteran President
MelClnloy Miproso Coiilldenen In III
C'lMinnlHHloii.r of I'cliftffiliH.
Washington, Sep'. 10. A delegation
of veterans who Ii.ive been attending
the encampment at Philadelphia was
received at tho white house by tho
president. Tho l legation consisted
of Indiana men. At tho conclusion of
tin interview tho spokesman said that
he and his comrii'li'H had come to see
the president to express their confi
dence in Cotnmiss.oner Evans, of tho
pension bureau, and to say that his
administration of tho ollico mot with
their approval. In response the presi
dent said ho was glad to hear such senti
ments expressed and to know that Mr.
Evans had such stanch friends, lie
concluded by expressing his own con
fidence in Mr. I .vans and by saying
that ho expected to stand by him.
Tito Men In tlin Kansas Poiiltunthiry Try
To l"enpc, Freely I'slng H Kulfn unit
KctoHcr, but Aro Subdued.
Leavenworth, Kan., Sept. 11. John
Harper and F. C. Gilbert, two long
term convicts at the Kansas peniten
tiary, secured arms and made a desper
ate attempt to escape hist night. Gil
bert had a sharp knife and Harper a
pistol. Thay got out of their cells on
the third tier and, on gaining tho out
bide, pounced on a trusty convict named
Carlisle, but were afraid to shoot him
for fear of giving tho alarm. Carlisle
told tho guard and Cnpt. MeFarlund,
at tho head of eight olllcers, started to
capture them. Harper shot all five
loads at tho guards, but no one was in
jured. Ho surrendered after throwing
his empty pistol at them. Gilbert gave
up without a fight.
Soldlet-M Deelteil With I'lowerc.
San Francisco, Sept. 11. Tho trans
port Sheridan was docked tit dawn Sat
urday and the Minnesota and South
Dakota volunteers wero landed. Tho
soldiers wore given a lino reception.
The streets along tho lino of march to
tho Presidio wero thronged with peo
ple who docked the soldiers with flow
ers. Tho men will go into camp at tho
Presidio and will bo mustered out in a
few weeks. The general health of tho
troops is good. They all show that
they have passed through a hard cam
pain. On Account of tho Cuban Demand.
Vera Cruz. Mcx., Sept. 11. There is
a growing scarcity of beef hero, owing
to tho large exportation of cattlo to
Cuba over since tho wtir. All over tho
country tho price of beef has materially
advanced. Tho newspapers aro clamor
ing for a heavy export duty on cattlo
to prevent their shipment, such as litis
been imposed lately by the government
of Guatemala, which imposes a duty of
S'JO a head on all cattle shipped abroad
and allows imported cattle to come in
AUueld's Opinion of thu Trust Conference).
Chicago, Sept. 11. Ex-Gov. John P.
Alt geld has returned to Gov. Tanner
the commission appointing Mr. Altgeld
a delegate to tho trust conference to
be held in Chicago September 1!1. As
to his reason for this step Mr. Altgeld
says: "The fact is 1 haven't much con
fidence in tho proposed trust confer
ence. It looks to mo as if it wore go
ing to be more of n trust love feast than
Dr. Sehell Vindicated.
Frankfort, lud., Sept. 11. The case
against Ur. rJ. A. beliell, national sec
retary of the Epworth league, which
has been widely discussed by Epworth
leaguers tho country over, was dis
posed of by tho Northwestern Indiana
conference, and the result was a de
cided victory for Dr. Sehell. The con
ference found tho charges circulated
by Zion's Herald to bo groundless and
passed resolutions requesting a change
in the editorial management of that
Nearly a Half Illlllou In (Sold,
Washington, Sept. 10. Tho govern
ment now has In its vaults gold coin
and gold bullion to tho amount of S42'2,
000.000, including S'J1,000,000 in gold
certificates in tho treasury. Tho total
amount of gold certificates now out
standing has nearly reached tho 8100,
000,000 murk and the amount of free
gold in the treasury approximates $251,
000,000, which breaks the record in tho
history of the government to dtite.
l)lntltuulhed (Jiinrt-ttu Coining Home.
Southampton, Eng., Sept. 11. Tho
American line steamer St, Louis, which
sailed from this port to-day for Now
York, had among her passengers Sen
ator Mark Hanua and F. S. Monett, at
torney general of Ohio; Wayne Mac
Vcagh, former attorney general of tho
United States, and Seth Low, president
of Columbia university, who was one
of the delegates to tho International
Peace conference at Tho Hague.
Swindler Aro Too Numerous.
Kansas City, Mo., Sept. 10. Leading
bankets and livestock commission men
of Kansas City, St. Louis, Chicago and
St. Joseph will meet hero to organize
tin association to protect dealers in live
stock and cattle paper against swin
dlers lilu- Grant G. Gillett. It is said
that l.uuu commission men and as many,
hankers will enter the association.
Murdered by Africans.
Unlaw ayao, Sept. 10. An uncon
firmed report is current hero that an
exploring party which recently left for
Lake Tanganyika, in central Africa,
has, with only one exception, been
murdered by natives.
EAGER TO COMPROMISE.
riinTriiiiM-niit locriiiin'nt Airrecs to Moot
OnlrKiitm from Omit Mrltitlu to
Pretoria, Sept. 10. Tho News to-day
prints an ollleial statiinent from F. W.
Uoitz, secretary of state of tho South
African republic, in which Mr. Uoitz
Tho government considers tint three courses
tiro disclosed by the communications of Joseph
Chatnboilaln, the Ilrltlsh secretary of state for
tip' colonies. Tho llrst Is u Joint commission of
Inquiry; tho second Is a coiiiinlsnloti of del
Kittos from both noveraments to discuss techni
calities and tho third Is a conference- at Capo
Secretary Heitz adds that the Trans
vaal government now agrees to tho
second proposition and invites Groat
llrltaiu to define tho constitution of
the commission suggested and the
place of meeting.
Attltiiile or Mm United States.
Washington, Sept. 10.--Uecauso of
tho largo number of Americans em
ployed in tho Transvaal, tho state de
partment oflicials are closely watching
the developments in the diplomatic en
gagement between tho London govern
ment and President Kruger. Consid
erable effort is being mado to boeuro
the interference of this government,
hut beyond an intention to be strictly
neutral and at tho same time fully pro
tect Americans and their interests, tho
authorities do not propose to interfere.
MORE WORKFORTHE NAVY.
lin Warships Now lit .'Manila Wilt l'ur-
tlelpato l.nrculy Ilcrcaftor In firing-
lnjj tho KlIlplitoH to Time.
Washington, Sept. 11. Gen. Otis has
been instructed, in framing his plan
of campaign for the dry season, to al
low for tho fullest participation of tho
naval forces in the Philippines and as
soon as ho has been heard from tho
necessary orders will go forward to
tho naval commanders to co-operate
with tho army to an extent not before
contemplated. The naval olllcers have
always been willing to do this, but
they have been restrained in their
operations by :m indisposition to in
terfere in any manner with the plans
of the military commander. Tho ships
will undertake to capture any of tho
ports now in insurgent possession that
may bo desired by the army, and also
to hold them indefinitely, thus making
it possible to open the railroad on
Luzon from the northern extremity,
while in Cavito province, with tho
largo force of marines now on hand,
it is believed that the navy can under
take to relievo the soldiers stationed
there and make available a consider
able force for other operations.
Col. Weston Doing All tho AVorlc of tlin
Commissary Department and tint Siib-
pemled General Kccclvliig 1'ny.
Washington. Sept. 11. Overtures
have been made to Gen. Eagan o in
duce him to take advantage of tho vol
untary ivtiremont law, in order that
Col. Weston, who is now acting com
missary general, may bo advanced to
the head of the subsistence depart
ment. As the case now stands, Col.
Weston is doing all tho work of the
ollico and Gen. Eagftn is getting the
pay. Gen. Eagan is now drawing full
pay, at the rate of 55,500 a year, and,
being under suspension, is prohibited
from doing any military service. If ho
wont on tho retired list he would re
ceive but three-quarters' pay, or S4, 15
a year, which would mean a loss to
him of SG.S75 for the five years remain
ing to him on tho active list. Friends
of Col. Weston have offered to make
good this difference in case Gen. Eagan
vacates tlve ollico at once, but ho has
declined all propositions to that end.
IN A FIGHTING SPIRIT.
Tlirm ItodlcH of Filipinos Simultaneously
Attack Santa ICltu, Ouagtia and Sun An
tonio, but Meet Willi KepulHC.
Manila, Sept. 11. A force of -150
rebels, with one cannon, attacked
Santa Hita early Saturday morning,
and simultaneously Guagua and San
Antonio were attacked by bodies of
rebels numbering about (50 men. All
the attacks wero repulsed without loss
to tho Americans. Col. llell and his
regiment, while attempting to take the
rebels in the rear, met two small pa
trols and succeeded in capturing a
rebel captain, a lieutenant and six pri
vates. The inhabitants of Santa Barbara,
the rebel headquarters in tho island of
Panaya, have abandoned the town,
fearing a bombardment of the place by
tho United States battleship Oregon.
Olllcers Klectcd and Constitutional I.lfe,
aicinbcrs .Uniln Syriicnc, N. Y., tlin
Next fleeting Place.
Detroit, Mich., Sept. 11. Tho Sons '
of Veterans suspended their constitu
tion in order to make the following
men constitutional life members of the
order: Isaac Cutter, of Camp 1'oint,
III.; A. II. Parkinson, of lloohester, N.
V., and C. It. llorin, of Kansas. All
these appointments wove made because
of distinguished service rendered to the
order. Tho following olllcers were
Commandor-lu-chlcf, Asa W. .Tones, Votings
town, O.; senior vlco comumudcr, A. L. Soltor,
Dos Moines, la. ; Junior vlco commander, W. S,
Halnus, llattlo Creek. Mich.: councll-ln-chluf,
licorno H. Abbott, Chicago; Oeortto AddlnKton.
Albany; Kev. V. Q. l'utton, Marlnotto, Wis.
Syracuse, N. Y., was unanimously
selected as the next place of meeting.
EARLY FORWARD MOVEMENT.
Activity at the War Department Imll
RntPH Tlmt Hostilities In tlio l'lilllp-
pIllOS Will SltOII ISO Itl'HtlllltMl.
Washington, Sept. 8. The netivity
by tho war department ofllelals and
tho close figuring that is being dbnu
regarding the available force in tho
Philippines indicate an early move
ment. It has been known that a for
ward movement was contemplated in
November, but there are now in
dications that tho campaign may
begin at least a month earlier
if there should bo favorable
weather conditions, lly October 1 Gen.
Otis will have an army of 151,000 effect
ive lighting men. With the arrival at
Manila of the other troops now being
raised it is suggested there may be
formed another corps for the purpose
of pursuing tho Filipinos in soma
other part of the island of Luzon.
In this connection it is known that
many olllcers look with favor upon
the suggestion that an army should be
landed at Llngnyon and moved down
tho Dagupan railway, thus taking the
army of Aguinaldo in the roar. This
will necessitate the co-operation of the
navy, and tho navy litis offered to send
a squadron to Lingayen bay, subdue
tho town and occupy it, thus making
a safe landing for tho army.
RICHES FOR A LUNATIC.
William Wood, for 1-t Years In the Topokit
Asylum, Now Owns a 80,000,000
IMllii) lit Aspen, Col.
Denver, Col., Sept. 8. Justice long
delayed gives at last to William Wood,
an insane man in a Topcka (Kan.)
asylum, his legal right to about $0,000,
000 worth of property, the Emma mine
nt Aspen, Col. It is a story strange in.
all its details. The finding of the man
in the asylum, the neglect of his near
est relatives, the bitterly-contested
suits in tho state and federal courts to
prevent the poor lunatic getting his
rights and the restitution required by
tho courts from Jerome U. Wheeler
and the Aspen Mining it Smelting
company fill many chapters of
one man's life history. William Wood
lias been insane for It years and dur
ing this time ho lias been at the To
pcka asylum utterly oblivious to the
great interest centered in his name.
IIo hits never said one word that would
aid his lawyers in any way. They
have toiled incessantly to gain the
coveted prize for him, and restore him
to reason. His condition is not en
Tho Census Proclamation Published.
Santiago do Cuba, Sept. S. The cen
sus proclamation of President McKin
loy has been officially published here.
The newspaper comment is generally
favorable. A leading journal says:
"The Cubans must realize the situa
tion and co-operate in all possible
ways for tho thorough taking of tho
census which will give proof regarding
the elements of tho population and
supply arguments to support the con
tention of our people that they deserve
independence and a stable form ot
A French Architect Awarded tho l'rlnn.
San Francisco, Sept. 8. A jury com
posed of American and foreign archi
tects has awarded M. Ilerard, tho
Parisian architect, the first prize in the
competition sponsored by Mrs. Pheabe
Hearst, who offered prizes for the best
plans for new buildings for tho Uni
versity of California. Tho ultimate
cost of the improvement will reach in
to the millions. Mrs. Fearat will do
fray all of tho expenses of the proposed
additions to the university.
Firemen ICimcikmI u Woman.
Kansas City, Mo,. Sept. 8. Fire com
pletely destroyed the barber shop of
Ezora A. Kicknor, 12 West Twelfth
street, this morning, llefore it was
over six firemen showed their heroism
by rushing through suffocating smoke
to save the life of Mrs. Kittie Trotter,
who, half overcome by smoke, was
about to leap from the fourth story of
nn adjoining building to the asphalt
Preacher Charged with M order.
Ponca City, Ok., Sept. 8. Itov. II. W. ,
Hub', Free Methodist preacher, whojr
returned from Portland, Ore., whore
ho has been engaged in revival work,
was arrested upon suspicion tuat
ho is Uev. John Simpson, wanted in
the New England states for killing a
deputy sheriff named Smith while re
Alton Mill Issue 155, OOP, 01)0 In Itonds.
Chicago, Sept. 8. At a special meet
ing here of tho stockholders of the
Chicago & Alton road, authority was
given to tho directors to issue 510,000,
000 throe per cent, gold bonds for re
funding purposes and an additional
815,000,001) provisionally for tho ac
quirement of additions to the system.
For n Moiiunmiit to Dalllgrcn.
Philadelphia, Sept. 8. Hear Admiral
Sampson attended tho convention of
naval veterans of the United States
here yesterday. Tho delegates discussed
a plan for the erection of a monument
to the memory of Past Hear Admiral
J. 11. Dahlgren. A committee was ap
pointed to solicit subscriptions for tho
Count INterhay Will Kevcal All.
London, Sept. 8. Count Esterhazy in
an interview repeated his statement
that l.j did everything in tho Dreyfus
affair by order of Col. Snndherr and
his superior olllcers. Ho says ho will
reveal all after tho trial u Itcnncv U