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YILL PDBSDB &ULVAR
General Chaffee Prepares to Mate Captive
of Insurgent Chief.
CAPT. HUTCHINSON HAS A PLACE
Prospective Commander Want Him For
Hi Military Secretary New A r ran Ke
rn put In Effect July 4 to Be Inaugur
ation and General Bloving- Day.
MANILA. July 3. General Chaffee
Is preparing to push Malvar, the in
surgent chief of southern Luzon. He
has ordered the transfer of the Fifth
infantry- from northern Luzon to
Batangas province. The general has
been informed that Malvar's prinripa
headquarters are in a mountain towp
in northern Tayabas, whose inhab
itants are contributing to his support.
General Chaffee's staff appointees
are as follows: Adjutant general,
Colonel William P. Hall; quartermas
ter. General Charles F. Humphrey:
inspector general, Lieutenant Colonel
Joseph P. Sanger; military secretary.
Captain Grote Hutcheson, Sixth cav
Thursday, July 4, will be inaugu
ration day for the civil government
and moving day for the military
headquarters, which wilL be trans
ferred to the former Spanish head
quarters outside the walled city. The
place will be occupied exclusively by
the civil government. General Chaf
fee, who assumes command Thurs
day, will occupy Judge Taft's resi
dence, aud Judge Taft will remove to
the Malacanan palace.
Bills have been passed establishing
a board of health for the Philippines
and providing for laboratories in
connection therewith. The salary of
the health commissioner will be' $16,
000. General Chaffee has not formulated
plans for the occupation of the island
of Mindinoro. General Hughes, at
his request, will be permitted to
continue in command of the Visay.i
islands until the Samar campaign is
completed. Subsequently, Gen. Davis
will continue, temporarily, to be
provost marshal at Manila.
The United States cruirer Albany
sailed today for the Mediterranean.
'eral Insurgent offices an J .ISO
bolonien have voluntarily taken the
oath of allegiance at Cuino. iirovii.ee
Captain A.lams. wit tea men.
scouting in Alfcay province, ha3 kill
ed ten insurgents and captured a Fil
ipino captain and ten mc.
A detachment of the Fourth in
fantry, scouting on a volcanic island,
in Lake Taal. has captured Gonzales,
an insurgent leader, his adjutant and
several others. Another detachment
of the same regiment has had a run
ning engagement at BSeas and de
stroyed a Filipino stronghold. Ser
geant Brown and Privates Rigsby and
Gat field of the coast artillery were
The English club will give a re
ception to General MacArthur to
night. Four American prisoners, who es
caped from Calapan. have been re
captured. Six others are reported to
bo in southern Mindinoro
PIER IS A DEATHTRAP.
Eleven Lives Dtroje( When Lightning
Bolt Wrecks Structure.
CHICAGO. July 3. Crowded togeth
er m a little zinc-lined shanty, under
a north shore pier, ten boys and young
men and one old man met instant
death by lightning today.
They had left their fish lines and
sought shelter from the fierce thunder
storm that deluged the northern part
of the city about 1 o'clock. Ten min
utes later their bodies lay, with
twisted and tangled limb3, "like a nest
of snakes," as the men who found
There were twelve who sought shel
ter and just on? escaped. Twelve-year-old
Willi? Anderson was unin
jured, but he lay many minutes be
fore he could be drawn out from un
der the heap of dead bodies.
The dead are all from the families
of comparatively poor people and
comprised a party of men who were
fishing and seeking relief from the
heat of the day. Joined by a number
of boys who had come to wade and
swim on the beach.
The Webster Coonty Tragedy.
FORT DODGE. Ia.. July 3. The ver
dict of the corner was to the effect
that C. A. Guild and Clarence Guild,
who were shot to death near Dayton,
came to their death from wounds in
flicted by a shotgun in the hands of
Body of Pingree Arrives.
NEW YORK. July 3. The body of
former Governor Hazen S. Pingree
of Michigan arrived yesterday on the
steamship Zealandia. With the body
came Hazen S. Pingree, jr., who ac
companied hi3 father to England. The
body will be taken from the ship- to
morrow. Frank Pingree a brother of
the late governor; Mayor William G.
Maybury of Detroit and R. G. Solomon
of Newark, representing the leather
dealers' committee, wtre at the dock.
GOMEZ TALKS WITH PALMA.
Conference Supposed to Have Bearing
Upon Cuban Republic.
NEW YORK, July 2. General Max
imo Gomez has been spending much of
his time in conference with Tomas Es
trada Palma at the Waldorf-Astoria.
Neither would divulge the exact nature
of their talk. It is thought General
Gomez is here to sound the head of the
Cuban Junta on the question of his can
didacy for the presidency of Cuba. Gen
eral Gomez, who is himself a presiden
tial possibility, declared recently in fa
vor of Senor Palma. When this subject
was mentioned to Estrada Palma last
night he said:
"I would rather not discuss the mat
ter. It is too early anyway and the Cu
bans have not yet made up their minds
whom they desire for president."
General Gomez will leave the city
this morning with Senor Palma for the
latter's home at Central Valiey. N. Y.
He expects to go to Washington tomor
row and call upon President McKlnley.
Before going to the capital it is possi
ble he will issue a statement covering
the object of his trip north and setting
forth his views on Cuban affairs.
AMERICA INVADING CANADA.
Capital from the United Slates Is Buying
Up the Dominion.
LONDON. July 2. J. Henry Bour-
assl, member of the Dominion parlia
ment and some years director of La
Review Canadienne, has arrived in
London for a holiday. Interviewed by
a reporter for the Daily News he re-
fered among others matters to the way
American capital is invading Canada.
'American capital," he said, "is
preading around the lakes, up the riv
ers and along the railroad systems. It
is breaking down the barrier between
Canada and the United States. The
Americans are not conquering us, but
they are buying us. When this i3 ac
complished it will only need a slight
political difference with the home gov
ernment and the annexation move
ment, now dead, will revive.
Then ycu will have to look not to
the half Americanized business men of
Canada, but to us French Canadians,
who have saved Canada for you more
than once and may have to save it
again, unless you hopelessly alienate
Spanish Claim Considered.
WASHINGTON. D. C. July 3.
The Spanish treaty claims commission
held a session today and heard argu
ment on the question of taking testi
many ia Cuba or other foreign terri
tories. Several attorneys preserted
rguments on the subject, but no de
cision was reached.
The motion filed by the attorney for
the government to dismiss the case
growing out of the sinking of the
Maine for waut of jurisdiction was
called up, but in the absence of Mr.
Fuller, who prepared the motion on
behalf of the government, the cass
went over, subject to call.
Buylnc Missouri Lead Fields.
NEW YORK, July 3. The Herald
says: With the passage of a check
for almost $1,000,000 from the Morton
Trust company of this city to the
Union Trust company of St. Louis.
the first definite step on the part of
the Union Lead and Oil company to
ward the acquirement of title of all
purchaseaLle Missouri lead fields has
been taken. More changes of titles
for large amounts are expected soon.
Damace at Fort Crook.
FORT CROOK, Neb.. July 3. A
windstorm verging close upon a cy
clone passed over thi3 section yester
day about 4 o'clock doing consider
able damage. The depot building was
unroofed, a section of which was car
ried fully 200 feet distant. It was
scattered in fragments for an entire
block. Lightning struck a telegraph
pole near which a M soldier was pass
ing, riddling the pole into splinters.
The soldier was not hurt.
Wrecked at Rock Spri .
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, July 3.
A special to the News from Chey
enne, Wyo., says: Eastbound Atlantic
express No. 6 on the Union Pacific ran
into the rear end of a freight train
at Rock Springs last night. Between
fifteen and twenty persons, all but
two of the passengers on the east
bound train, were slightly injured.
Traffic was delayed for nearly fourteen
Mew Revenue District.
WASHINGTON, D. C, July 3. The
new revenue collection district em
bracing North and South Dakota was
established with Herman Ellermand
as collector. The office is located at
Aberdeen, S. D.
Fight on Plan of Settlement.
GUTHRIE, O. T., July 3. The gov
ernment's proposed lottery plan of
settlement of the Kiowa and Com
manche country is to be contested
by settlers who expect to take claims
when the country is opened. The
plan of contest is the legality of the
drawing scheme. Among those who
will be leading plaintiffs is Lewis N.
Hornbeck of Minco, Z. T., who has
been a government surveyor. He has
retained counsel tc make his case. .
PROTEST AGAINST TAX
South Carolina Makes Demand for Re
turn of the Same.
A MATTER Of MICH IMPORTANCE
A Brief Filed With the Commissioner of
Internal Revenue on Behalf of the
state A Caae That Will Be Watched
With Unusual Interest.
WASHINGTON, D. C, July 2. The
state of South Carolina, acting
through the governor and attorney
genefral, has instituted proceedings
before the commissioner of internal
revenue to test the question whether
the state can be legally required to
take out special tax tamps as whole
sale and retail liquor dealers under
the stale dispensary laws and has
made a demand upon the commis
sioner for a refund of all such taxe3
hitherto paid, amounting to $4,916,
while the sum is not large, It is real-
ized that the principle at issue is
great and far-reaching in importance.
The one question involved Is wheth
er the internal revenue laws of the
United States apply to the dispensary
system of South Carolina so as to
entitle the collector to demand the
payment of these taxes. The entire
dispensary system of South Carolina
Is managed by a board of commis
sioners, consisting of three persons
selected by the state legislature, with
Columbia as its headquarters. This
state dispensary distributes the sup
plies to the country dispensaries and
they in turn are managed by county
dispensaries or agents, all being un
der the board of state commisioners.
Under the law no liquor can be sold
at night nor drunk on tne premises
of the dispensary. The liquors are
sold as the property of the state and
the profits accrue to the state. The
salaries .of all the officials of the
dispensaries are fixed by law and do
not depend on the amount of theil
sales. In the brief filed with the
commissioner of internal revenue on
behalf of the state it is contended
that there is no good law of the Uni
ted States authorizing the collection
of Internal revenue taxes which, even
impliedly authorizes the Imposition
of a tax against a state or its in
strumentalities of government and
that such an act containing any pro
visions taxing the instrumentalities
of the state government would be to
that extent unconstitutional. It 13
contended further that the property
cf a state and the means and in
strumentalities employed by it to
carry its laws into operation cannot
be taxed by the federal government
and an opinion of the late Judge Ceo
ley in this question Is quoted.
If the internal revenue laws of the
f'nited States require the agents of
the state and county dispensaries of
South Carolina to put a tax into the
United States before being permitted
to exercise the duties of their office
it Is contended that the law is un
constitutional and void In this partic
ular because the tax which it imposes
Is purely and simply a tax upon th?
Instrumentalities by which the state,
through its laws, seeks to minimiz-3
the evils of the liquor traffic within
Its borders. The federal government,
it is held, cannot constitutionally in
terfere with the laws by requiring a
special tax stamp to be paid by its
officials as a condition precedent to
the exercise of their duties.
Commissioner Yerkes has the claim
for refund of taxes by the state of
South Carolina under consideration.
but has rendered no opinion yet.
While it is true that this dispensary
system may be designated as a state
agency, and its maintenance upheld as
constitutional under the police pow
er resident in all sovereignties, yet
the commissioner is not inclined to
the opinion that it is such a neces
sary state agency or such a needful
function of the state government as
will exempt it fromtaxatlon.
Olocomo is Mot- In Peril.
WASHINGTON, D. C, July 2. At
the request of the Italian charge d'af
faires, the state department has used
Its good offices to protect from vio
lence Dr. Giocomo, an Italian residing
In Wyoming. Giocomo is accused by
the local authorities of an offense
against a woman. He was arrtttei
and brought before a local Judge, who
showed a purpose to release the ac
cused on bail. This brought out much
local clamor and there wero fears
that the accused would be lynched.
This led to the application by the
Italian authorities in Washington.
Mxlco Snoplled by Omaha.
WASHINGTON, July 2. A recent
stringency in Mexico's money market,
caused by the heavy exportation of
Mexican silver, has been relieved ti
a considerable extent, according to a
dispatch received at the state depart -
ment. Before the opening of the great
refinery at Monterey it was necessary
to ship all the bullion to the United
States to be refined and but little of
it came back to Mexico. Now this 13
an unncessary procedure.
TREASURY HAS A SIR PL 1 5.
Oovernmeat Receipts for the Tear Ep
WASHINGTON, D. C. July 2. Th
ment receipts and expenditures for
the fiscal year ending today will show
an excess of receipts over disburse
ments jot approximately $76,000,000.
This is only about $4,000,000 below
the estimate made by congress at
the beginning of the last semion in
December, 1900, at which time the se
retary estimated that the receipt
from customs would be about $245,000,-
The final figures, which will be is
sued next Monday, will probably fall
short of this amount by about $6,000,-
000. The receipts from internal reve
nue sources were estimated last De
cember at $300,000,000, while the final
figures will show over $307,000,000.
The receipts from miscellaneous
sources were estimated at $34,600,000.
These will also show a considerable
increase. The wpenditures for the
year will be $7.fv)0,000 in excess o
the estimate. During the fiscal year
1900 the Burplus revenues amounted to
"early 124.000.000. while the surplus of
the present year will reach $76,000,000,
and possibly a still higher figure.
In Tiew of the fact that the reve
nue reduction bill passed at the las.
session of congress will go into oper
ation at' the beginning of the fiscal
year, next Monday, the treasury offi
cials estimate that the loss from this
source will be about $40,000,000. It is
not expected, however, that the net
reduction from this source will reach
that amount, as the officials look for
ward to a year of even greater pros
perity than the one just closing. If
this expectation is realized the offi-
eials believe that the revenues from in-
ternal sources alen will be not greater
than $30,000,000 below the figures of
the present year. It is also confident
ly expected that the receipts from
customs will materially increase dur-
ing the coming twelve months, so that.
notwithstanding the reduction made la
the last revenue bill, the total receipts
from all sources may even reach .-r
exceed those of the fiscal year of 190L
WHAT IS "MIXED FLOUR?
Commissioner Yerkes Gives Ills Defini
tion of It.
WASHINGTON, D. C, July 2.
Commissioner of Internal Revenue
Yerkes, In a decision promulgated
today, gives his definition of the
words "mixed flour," as contained in
the act of March 2, 1901, which went
into effect July 1.
He rules that the mixed flour sub
ject to tax is food product resulting
from the grinding or mixing together
of wheat, or wheat flour, as the
nrineinal constitutent in nuantitv (at
the whole mixture) with any other
grain, or the product of any other
grain, or other material, except such
material not exceeding 5 per cent in
quantity, and not the product of
any grain, as is commonly used fer
baking purposes, provided that when
the product of any other grain, of
lng or mixing together of wheat, or
wheat flour, with any other grain, or
the product of any other gain, of
which wheat or wheat flour is not the
principal constitutent as provided In
the foregoing definition, is intended
r sale, or is sold, or offered for
ale, as wheat flour, such produet3
shall be held to be mixed flour within
the meaning of the act.
To be subject to the act as mixed
flour, therefore, the blended product
must either contain 50 percentum of
wheat flour, or if it contains a les3
percentum of wheat flour. It must be
intended for sale or to be sold or of-
fered for sale as wheat flour, and not
NEBRASKA CROP PROMISING.
Corn Belt Receives Report from
and Adjacent States.
CHICAGO, July 2. Crop reports for
the month or June received by tn
Corn Belt, the publication of the Bur-
lington road, cover the principal grain
districts of the middle west, and the
majority of them declare that the
prospects for the coming harvest are
bright. The estimates of the Cora
Belt are made up from the reports
of something over 900 correspondents
in Nebraska, Iowa, northern Kansas,
northern Missouri and northeastern
Colorado. The great majority or tnese
declare that the' prospect for the con
rop is that It will be very heavy, the
estimates for winter wheat are good,
spring wheat is good, while the out
look for oats is only fair. In some
districts the majority of the reports
say that the prospect is poor. The rye-
crop will be heavy.
SOLDIERS HOMEWARD BOUND.
Big; Ruth from Ban Francisco Will Begla
SAN FRANCISCO. July 2. It Is the
intention of the military-authorities to
muster out all the remaining regi
ments at the Presidio at once, when It
is expected there A'ill be a big rush
of soldiers for points east, south and
north. The Southern Pacific ticket of
five tixpects to sell the largest num
ber of overland tickets ever sold In its
history In one day.
FIFTY TUODSAND OUT
tT&0 0f fa gteej Workers Involves the
UNION MEN ARE TO WALK OUT.
Even the Open Shops Are No Longer to
Contain Them 9ome Mills Looked for
Action To Others It Comes as
PITTSBURG, July 1. President T,
J. Shaffer of the Amalgamated Asso
ciation of Iron and .Tin Workers will
this morning issue an, order calling
out all union employes of the various
mills of the American Steel Hoop
company, known as the hoop trust. It
is estimated that 15,000 men will be
subject to the call, which, in connec
tion with the big strike of the Ameri
can Sheeet Steel company ordered by
President Shaffer or Saturday, will af
oct 50,000 men.
President Shaffer eald tonight: "The
impression that only the mills of the
Amerlcan Sheet Steel company are af
fected by the decision of Saturday is
a mistake. The workmen of all mill3
In the American Steel Hoop company
are Interested and will be officially no
titled this morning that the scale ha?
not been signed and that they will
quit work. The to the well organized
mills this notice will be no surprise
for the men who have watched the
situation carefully, but what i3 known
as open mills where union men have
been allowed to work side by side with
the non-union is where we have to
move. Union men must walk out o
these open mills In the hoop trust.
"The open mills to be notified are
one at Hollidaysburg, Pa., three at
Pittsburg and one at Monessen. The
organized mills which will close on our
call are the Upper and Lower mills at
Youngstown, O.; Pomeroy, O.; Sharon,
Pa.; GIrard, Pa.; Warren, Pa.; Green
ville, Pa. This, I believe, will bring
the number of men affected up to 50,
000. It is a matter of regret that the
issue has been forced, but it now looks
as thought it will be a fight to the
Continuing, Mr. Shaffer said: "The
Amalgamated association is not un
prepared for It. We have not had a
general strike for many years, and In
that time we have not been Idle. We
have funds and will use them. Right
here I want to correct an Impression
which has been given out that no ben
efits will be paid strikers until two
months have elapsed. The Amalga
mated association will begin at once
to take care of lt3 people."
Mr. Shaffer concluded his talk by
saying: "I will say now what I said
to Mr- Smlth' Seneral aaeer of the
steel company in the conference. I
said If it 13 to be a strike we will
make It one to be remembered. The
officials now dealing with us have bu
little idea of the extent to which thl
strike will go, once it is on."
CI BAN ELECTORAL LAW.
Constitutional Convention to Discuss It
HAVANA, July 1. During the com
lng week the constitutional convention
will discuss the electoral law. The
project submitted by the commission
provides only for the election of con
gressmen, governors, state representa
tives, mayors and councilmen. No
agreement has been reached as to
whether the president and senators
shall be chosen by popular vote.
The discussion of the electoral law
will probably open up an argument
by the conservatives against a federal
as entailing heavy expenditures. Tne
conservatives will oppose granting ab
solute autonomy to the provinces and
municipalities. An effort will be made
to change the constitution and to in
vest the central government with ap
pointive and veto power,
Universal suffrage seems to De a
popular movement, but the general
opinion is that it will be impossible
to get the congress to change the form
Governor General Wood Is Improv
ing, but his physicians advise him to
desist from public duties for some
time. He received the cabinet secre-
taries yesterday and today,
Bryan in Washinston.
WASHINGTON, D. C. July 1.
Hon. W. J. Bryan arrived in this city
this morning from Philadelphia and
spent a quiet day with friends. To
night he went by boat to Newport
News, Va., where tomorrow he Is to
deliver an address before an educa
English Drouth Broken.
LONDON, Jul L The long-continued
drouth in Great Britain has
been broken. Violent thunderstorms
occurred Saturday night, accompanied
by torrential rains and lightning,
w'hlch caused much havoc. Many
parts of the continent have been suf
fering from heat waves. In Portugal
much damage has been done by
floods and hailstorms. According to
a 'dispatch to the Daily Press from
Oporto twenty persons were drowned.
UNITED STATES IS flf I'll.
Trade With Switzerland and Exports f
Manufactured Goods Increasing.
WASHINGTON, July 1. One of the
most Interesting extracts from the vol
ume entitled "Commercial Relations
of the United States for 1900" wa3
made public Saturday by Frederic
Emory, chief of the bureau of foreign
commerce, dealing with United State
trade In Switzerland. Consul Glfford,
stationed at Basel, says Switzerland's
trade figures are especially noteworthy
as showing that this diminutve repub
lic, about half as large as the state of
Maine and which would be swallowed
up in big Texas, is commercially the
most highly developed part of the
world. Not even industrious Holland
or Belgium, says the consul, can dis
play the astonishing figures of $130 of
foreign commerce for every unit of It3
population of barely 3,000,000 reached
by Switzerland. These remarkable rs
sult3 have been attained by a country
without seaports, without coal or iron
-in fact, without any consIdera!i
quantity of raw material for the man
ufactures it has to sell.
According to Consul Morgan at
Aarau, Switzerland Is almost wholly
dependent on the outside world for its
well-being, 30 per cent of its entire im
portations consisting of foodstuffs and
over 40 per cent being raw material.
which is re-exported in the shape of
BIG HARVESTS Of GRAIN.
Wheat Greater Than Ever, Corn Good
and Weather r'atisfactory.
LINCOLN, Neb., July ;L "I ,qa.n
say positvely that the prospects for
big harvests of grain in this state
were never better than they are at
present. Tha wheat crop will prob
ably b3 the largest in the history of
the state. Corn in practically all
parts of the state is in good condi
tion, but a trifle late In growth. Ter
ritory in the immediate vicinity of
Lincoln has been dry recently, but
all other sections of the state have
had good rains and I was unable to
find any corn that had been killed by
This reassuring information was
given by Charles T. Neal, a grain
dealer of LIrcoln, who had just re
turned from an extensive trip over
the state. He visited nearly all of
the grain growing counties and gath
ered opinions relative to grain from
the best posted men in each commu
nity, besides making personal Inves
tigations. "In some sections corn has been
delayed by lack of moisture, but the
damage has not been extensive," con
tinued Mr. Neal. "Just at tBis time
corn does not need much rain and
unless the dry season la protracted
and accompanied by hot wind3 the
cereal will get along well without A
Sreat deal of moisture."
DEEENDS RUSSIA'S POLICY.
Jonrnal of Commerco Attacks Duly on
ST. PETERSBURG, July 1. Con
firming statements already telegraphed
to the Associated Press, the Journal
of Commerce and Industry, represent
ing the Russian ministry of finance,
explains Russia's attitude toward the
American duty against British paraf
fine manufactured from Russian naph
tha. Ths article declares that Secre
tary Gage's measure was "manifestly
designed as a reprisal," adding that
this position is strengthened by the
fact that article 626 had never pre
viously been so construed. It asserts
also that Mr. Gage did not mention
Roumanian naphtha, which is likewise
imported into Great Britain.
The contention, therefore, is that
Russia's answer In raising the duties
on. bicycles and rosin is justified.
Snfferlnr from not Winds.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., July t. Kan
sas and Missouri are S'rfcrlug from
hot winds that threaten great dam
age to corn. Atchison, Kan., reports
the greatest drouth in northeastern
unceasingly for the past seven days.
Kansas since I860, a warm wind hv
Abilene, Kan., reports 10 degrae
weather, with many field in south
Dickenson county ruined. A Mexieo-
co, Mo., dispatch says the thermom
eter In that part of the s ::ita ngist:r
ed 101 yesterday and today and if
rain does not come soon the farmers
will have to put their str.clc on the
market immediately to save it.
LONDON. July 1. "It is reported
In St. Petersburg," says a dispatch
to the Chronica "that the czare
vitch is bethrothed to Princess Ce
il, granddaughter of the late Grand
Insists on Open Shop.
WASHINGTON, July 1. The con
ference between representatives of
the employes of the National Cash
Register company of Dayton, O., and
the company was not entirely satis
factory. The machinists were grant
ed what they asked, nine hours work
at the pay hitherto prevailing, but the
polishers, buffers and glass moulders
will have to fight for what they de
mand. There was but little discu
lion ovfcr the demand of . machinists.
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