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QUIA GREETS SCHLEY
THOUSANDS GREET THE HERO
Enthusiastic Men. Woman and
Children Crowd tho City Hall
to See the Admiral.
Omaha, May 23. Omaha had an op
portunity Saturday afternoon to parti
ally demonstrate Its feelings toward
Admiral Schley, and It shook his hand
for two steady hours and cheered him
to the echo. It showed by every means
at command just what it thought of
the doughty admiral, and of the neat
ness and dispatch with which he dis
posed of that memorable little Job at
Santiago some ten months ago.
The public reception in the city hall
rotunda was of such dimensions as to
constitute a crush in and around the
building, and to greatly surprise the re
cipient of such general public homage.
It Is estimated that between 15,000 and
20,000 people congregated there during
the two hours devoted to the reception,
many of whom early despaired of se
curing an opportunity of grasping the
admiral's hand and stood patiently
awaiting his exit from the building tur
a chance to see him.
During the hour and fifty-three min
utes that the receiving party stood in
line, it is estimated that the admiral
shook hands with very close to St000
people. The line was constantly pass
ing, with no breaks or intermissions.
The count varied from thtrty-eight to
fifty a minute, and an estimate based
on a contiuous. ten-minute count
would make the number 4,978. This
number would be increased in the ag
gregate, as the crowd closed in on the
carriage as soon as the admiral en
tered It to drive away, and a contin
uous handshaking was kept up as the
driver forced his horses through, and
enthusiasts even risked their necks in
the attempt to grasp his hand after
a rapid pace had been attained, and
the carriage was rolling rapidly up the
street half a block away.
The city hall rotunda was elaborately
decorated. Superintendent Sedgwick
having had a force of decorators at
work for twenty-four hours, and Mayor
Moores giving the matter much per
sonal attention. Bunting draped the
balcony railing on each floor, and stars
and shields were placed at all con
spicuous points and especially illumi
nated by scores of extra Incandescent
lamps, while the electric current was
also turned on all the chandeliers and
brackets of the regular lighting syt
tem. Pictures of Dewey and Schley occu
pied positions on either side of the ro
tunda, while conspicuously swung from
the second floor landing was a large
picture of Schley.
The marble staircase was a mass of
palms, while abote them floating be
tween the great chandeliers at the foot
of the staircase and Just above the
beads of the receiving party was the
blue field and two stars of the rear ad
A squad of sixteen policemen under
Sergeant Hayes was detailed for duty
In and around the building, and they
had their hands full keeping the crowd
back and forming the line. The crowd
was most orderly, but It was enthusias
tic and its eagerness to see the admiral
resulted in many an uncomfortably
" On the landing midway between the
flrst and second floors was stationed
the Musical Union orchestra, whloh
played throughout the reception, be
ginning Its program with "Hall to the
Chief as the party passed in at the
The most noticeable feature of the
sccasion was the number and en
tbusiasm of the youngsters, and the
special attention paid them by Admiral
Schley. He saw to It that none of
them were crowded past and over
looked and more than one will be tible
to proudly tell that he "shook hands
with Admiral Schley," because of the
admiral's care In reaching over to
greet him. There were many of the
grown people who had relatives in the
flying squadron, and they generally
made it known, but General Mander
ton saw to it that all were kept moving
In order to give opportunity to those
further down the line.
AS WASHINGTON SEES IT.
Confidant Third Request For Peace
Moans Agulnaldo'a Defeat.
Washington, D. C, May 2i The ca
ble from General Otis Saturday indi
cate to the war department that the"
committee which Is now In Manila will
accomplish nothing, because It has no
authority to negotiate for actual peace.
The Importance of the ytsit of the com
mission Is In the evident desire of the
Filipinos to end hostilities. There is
an impression also that Agulnaldo is
playing for time in his request.
No instructions or suggestions will
be sent to General Otis by the depart
ment. The officials are confident that
be has tbe matter well In hand and
w better able to know what Is best to
do. From the manner In which Gen
eral Otis has handled pas negotiations
with the Filipinos, there is little doubt
that be will refuse the request for the
The position of the American troops
m the Philippines la such as to render
It possible to Inflict great damage to
lb Filipinos without serious loss to
Mr forces. General Otis being aware
of the feeling of the people, as shown
by the press dispatches, no doubt De
fer es the rillpino rebellion Is the ex
hortation of Agotnaldo, and that his
rao, at for an armistice Is for gaining
MBRASKANS OCT A REST.
Only SOO of the Roaimont War at
tho Front Whon Hoi a if. '
EMU, May tt.-The Nebraska ratf.
' sMSt marched from San Fernando to
Cfefaaatt Saturday for a thirty days'
Ml. tka Mgimiat ntfasMm sitt tot
gat""sr taslf roteraaav Two of the
x-rzsm mm m was mu tbsir
f ll tiinf ml swlaj- slothes
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THE MASSING OF MILLIONS.
Trusts That Have Sprung Up In tho
Last Savon Days.
St. Louis, Mo.. May 21 The follow.
jig are the new trust organized last
The Standard Chain company, con
trolling H5 per cent of the machine
nade chain output, projected with a
capital of S6.OtO.O0Q.
Poultry and Produce trust organized
lo monopolize the chickens and eggs
if the southwestern states; capital not
Republic Steel company, IncorporatJd
with a capital of Soa.OOO.OOO. It Is com
posed of thirty-three firms and cop
porations. Besides the mills controlled
this corporation owns many thousand
acres of coal and iron land.
Bicycle trust, a combination to con
'rol 106 plants, being almost the entire
oleycie business in the United States,
It will possess facilities for making a
oicycle every five seconds, working ten
Hours a day; capital S80.000.00O.
The Wheeling Iron and Steel com
pany, composed of three corporations,
jrganized to fight the tin-plate trust
Window Glass trust, to be known as
the American Window Glass company
Owns seventy plants and controls 93
oer cent of the production facilities in
the country. Capital, S30.000.000.
National League Tube company, mak
ng wrought iron and steel pipes. It
ias an apnual tonnage of 1.000.000 of
tubular goods. Capital. S45. 000.000.
The Belle of Nelson distillery, New-
Hope, Ky., one of the best known dis
lilleries in the world, passed under con
rnl of the whisky trust.
The United States Flour company of
'Vest Superior, Wis., assumed charge
f six flouring mills of that place, ll
nas an option on the other milling
plants of West Superior.
The Carnegie Steel company con
trols all the properties of the old Car
negie company ana the H. . rrkk
"oal and Coke company, besides much
other coal. Iron and gas line properties
ind steamship Interests. Capital, ISZa
MO.000. This Is believed to be a pre
liminary to the consolidation of all the
ron and steel industries in the coun
ry. The capital rf this grand combine
will be Sl.OW.OOO.OflO.
Chicago Union Traction company or
ganized to control ail the street rail-
nays of Chicago; capital, S3Z.euo.ow.
Corset trust projected.
A projected soap combine announced,
(o be capitalized at I.IO.OOO.OdO. This Is
snown to Include twelve soap plants.
A combine of ninety-one drug houses
navlng an aggregate Interest valued at
(I7.0S0 00O, forming In New York. It is
XDected that this will, before July x.
re in possession of 90 per cent of the
Jrug trade of the united fctates
All of the street railways In Eastern
Massachusetts and the state of Rhode
Island consolidated Into one corpora
tion with a capital of S42.000.000. Not
jnly will the railways In the cities be
included, but the network of Inter
urban and country roads will be con
trolled by this monopoly.
The Diamond Match company ab
rorbs all its competitors and now con
trols the entire manufacture of matches
tn the United States.
Writing paper interests consolidated
with capital of S42.600.0O0.
A coal trust organizing with a cap
ital of S80,000,000, to control all the cal
islands of the lower Mississippi valley.
The United States Worsted Yarn
:ompany, with a capital of S50.000.000,
;o be composed of nineteen of the lar
gest spinning concerns in the country.
A combination controlling absolutely
he entire output of lamp chimneys is
:ompleted. This company will have a
japaclty of 5.000.000 dozen annually, ani
will own the patents for glass blow-
The bicycle tube trust, to be inde
pendent of the bicycle trust. Is perfect
d. This will virtually control all ihe
lube manufacture in the United States.
Representatives of the leading table
manufacturers in the United btates
meet in Milwaukee and decide to ad
vance prices. This Is said to be only an
understanding,'' but is supposed to
Be the first step toward a consolidation.
The Consolidated Street Car com
pany of New Jersey takes steps toward
Ihe acquisition of the Philalelphia
Itreet railroads; capital, J18.noo.ooo.
American Chicle company. Incorpor
ited with a capital of S9.000.000, to
nanufacture chewing gum. bix com
panies are In the deal, one of them
having a monopoly of Mexican chicle,
!he principal ingredient of chewing
The American Agricultural Chemloal
:ompany Incorporated. It Includes
.wenty-two fertilizer manufacturing
;oncerns and will be capitalized at 140,
100,000. NEW TOBACCO TRUST.
Flno Cuban Product to Bo Abso
New Tork, May 24 Plans have been
practically completed for the establish
ment of a monopoly of the flner grades
f Cuban tobacco by the consolidation
f the Henry Clay and Bock A Co
orporatlons with the newly organized
Havana Commercial company of which
H. B. Holllni is president. ' One notable
feature of the combination Is that it
will Involve the absorption of an Eng
lish syndicate by an American com
pany. The Clay-Bock company is largely
jwned tn England and its stock is
listed on the London exchange. It hat
l capital of S2.0O0.O0O.
By the purchase of the Havana cigar
ind tobacco factories company recently
(he consolidated companies obtained
control of about half the total export
business of Ave grades of tobacco from
uba. All except about t per cent of
the remaining business has been oc
lulred by the commercial company,
which was Incorporated In New Jer
tey not long ago with a capital cf S20.
(OO.OOn. As the land capable of produc
ng the best Cuban tobacco Is limited
ind as the two companies own or con
toI most of it they expect to De able
corner the supply of this tobacco and
.ontrol Its distribution.
By the Havana Commercial company
Jiese factories and brands have been
irqulred: Pedros Murias, Manuel Gr
ia. Vlllar T. Vlllar. La Africans, La
Carolina, La Antiguedad, La Vencedor,
rlor De Cuba, Flor De Yuclan. Res
aromatlco. La Commercial and El 81
joney cigarette factory. Henry Clay
ind Bock ft Co., limited, own and op
erate these clrar factories In addition
:o several cigarette factories; Henry
Tlay. Agulla De Ora (Bock ft Co.), La
Espsnola, La Intlmldad. La Rosa De
Santiago. La Corona. Klor De Naves
Chewing Oum Trust.
New Tork, May 24, Six Chewing gum
factories have formed a trust. The
sew monopoly Includes the mills at
Cleveland, Louisville, Chicago and To
ronto. Canada. It lias incorporated ai
Trenton with a capital of M.lOfl.MO.
The mix comnanies included In the
trwrt aa7e mad an average profit of
KM, ft a year. Tho companies are.
Adams ft Sows of CMoaao: S. T. Brit.
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DEWEY STARTS tiCE
ADMIRAL HAS LEFT MANILA BAY
FOR HONG KONG.
Cum Boomed as the Flag Ship
Olympla Salled-Hero May
Reach Homo In August.
Washington. D. C, May 23. "Olympla
sailed for Hong Kong Assumed com
This was the message received Sat
urday by Secretary Long It announced
that Admiral Dewey had started home.
Just how long "It will require him to
reach America will be determined by
his own pleasure, but Secretary Long
believes he will be here in August.
The Olympia will be ducked at Hong
Kong for complete overhauling before
starting on the long homeward jour
ney. Manila, May 23 The cruiser Olympia
with Admiral Dewey on board left
here on her homeward Journey to the
United States at 4 o'clock Saturday aft
ernoon. As the steamed away the Ore
gon, Baltimore and Concord fired an
Admiral's salute. At the first shot the
band on the flagship's aftrdeck played
a lively air and her white-clad sailors
crowded the decks and gave a tremen
As the Olympia passed the Oregon
the crew of that battleship gave nine
cheers for the Olympians, who respond
ed by throwing their caps so high that
dozens of them were left bobbing in
the wake of the cruiser.
Then followed the noisiest half hour
known in this harbor since the battle,
which linked its name with that cf
The din cf guns and brass bands
echoed through the smoke, a fleet of
steam launches shrieked their whistles,
the musicians of the Baltimore played
"Home, Sweet Heme," her flags
naled "goodby" and those of the Ore
gon "pleasant voyage."
The merchant vessels In these waters
dipped their flags, the ladles en .he
decks of the vessels of the fleet waved
handkerchiefs and the great black
British cruiser Powerful, which lay the
furtherest out. saluted the Olympia.
The letter's band played "God Sa?e
the Queen." and to this the crew cf
the Powerful responded with hearty
cheers for the Olympla.
The last music heard from Admiral
Dewey's ship was "Auld Lang Syne,"
while the guns from the forts at Cavlte
and from the Monterey, on guard off
Paranique, too far off to be audible,
puffed white clouds of smoke.
The Olympia was disappearing past
Corregidor island when a battery be
fore the walled city spoke Manila's last
word of farewell.
Admiral Dewey sat on the deck of
the Olympla and received the adieus
of his friends during most of the day.
The launch of Major General Otis was
the first to arrive alongside the cruiser
at 7 o'clock Saturday morning and i?t-
erward the admiral landed and called
upon Major General Otis and the Unit
ed States Philippine commiR"ioners.
Admiral Dewey is enthusiastic over his
home eolng. but when mention was
made of the welcome to be extended
to him he said he appreciated th
friendship of his countrymen deeply,
but hoped they would not be too nem-
onstrative. He Intends to go direcily
to his home at Mantpelier, Vt., and live
On It being said that people wanted
him to go home by way of Fan Fran
cisco and arrosB the continent, the
admiral replied: "If I was twenty
years younger and had political ambi
tion I would not miss the chance "
Speaking of the situation Admiral
Dewey said: "I relieve we are near tne
end. The insurpr,t? are fast going to
pieces. The tending cf a third com
mission shows that they believe this
commission means buslnets."
CaDtaln Walker cf the Concord, tne
ast of the commanders in battle here.
went to the sdmlral and laid: "Don t
esve me behind "
So he was relieved and goes borne on
The Filipino commissioners called on
Major General Otis Saturday afternoon
ind arranged to meet tne memoers or
he American commission on Monday,
when they expect their colleagues will
nave arrived. The chairman and secre
tary of their commission have been
GREATEST DEWEY PARADE.
New York, May 24. Strong pressure
is being brought to bear on Governot
Roosevelt to recommend to the extra
session of the legislature that It make
an appropriation for the state's share
In Admiral Dewey's reception.
It Is Intended that the greater part
of such a fund be used to transport
troops from other Mates to participate
in the land parade. The Washington
centennial celebration Is precedent pr
General Charles F. Roe believes that
the military parade should be the finest
that ever took place In New Tork. He
said that efforts should be made to
have every state represented.
Subscribers to the Sioo a plate dinner
In honor of Admiral Dewey nave ae-
clded to Increase Ihe number of suo
scrlbers tn 500. President McKlnley, his
cabinet, the governors of all the states
and the heads of the departments of
the city of New Tork are all to be In
vited to attend.
ENGLAND WILL HONOR HIM.
London, May 24.-A I eprtsentatlve
of the Associated Press had a chat with
Lord Charles Beresford with rtferencs
to the home coming of Admiral Dewey
from Manila. He said;
'There Is nothing we would like bet
ter than to have Admiral Dewey can
at an English port on his way home.
Every one of us would show blm in
true English fashion how much ws
recognise his brilliant work at Manila,
u. i- .lira hrvver. to meet with a
fitting reception at any of the British
naval stations ne toucnes si. am i
tmr h not likely to come nearer
English shores than Gibraltar."
Later a representative of the Asso
ciated Press msfle Inquiries at the ad
miralty here and was informed that
directly Adtmeai TJewofs eaact route
Is known. Inst met lows for hi sal la We
reception will be seat to all otae" y
trig tho Britioh Sag
ENGLAND OBJECTS TO TROOPS
Additional American Soldlars In
Alaska Worries Britain.
Washington. May 24 Great Britain
his formally protested against the dis
pitch of additional American troops to
The boundary dispute has assumed a
more serious aspect than is generally
supposed. While the president Is bound
to the principle of arbitration, and
while, on its face, the case the United
States could present would, it Is be
lieved, result in a triumph for this gov
ernment, there remains the possibility
that the arbitration tribunal might de
cide that the British government is en
titled to a port on the Pacific ccart
perhaps Skagway. of which Great
Britain desires to obtain possession.
In view of the great commercial in
terests of the Pacific coast of the Unit
ed States, the administration does not
feel Justified in accepting arbitration,
and the British government has been
given to understand this in the presi
dent's way of looking at its proposi
tion. So far as can be learned, how
ever, England continues to strongly
press arbitration. '
It is stated the American troops were
sent solely to preserve peace between
Canadian and American miners.
THEY THREATENED ILOILO.
Filipinos Cave Americans Ultima
tum to Leave.
. London. May 24 The Filipinos are
so deceptive that people hesitate lo
credit with good faith their latest over
tures. But more attention Is now paid
to them than was paid to their previ
The Filipino commission Is acting
under instructions from Agulnaldo and
the congress, but It, is possible that If
peace is arranged General Luna and
Pio del Pilar and their followers will
continue a guerrilla warfare.
At lloilo an attack on the Americans
was recently expected. The Filipinos
leader boasted that he had 2,0)0 rifle
men and 10.000 bolo men, and nad the
impudence to send an ultimatum to
the American commander, ordering hlin
to leave the Island.
As a result many of the natives left
the town and for several days the out
posts were doubled. In addition, the
Yorktown and the Iris anchored In po
sitions commanding the mouth of the
Jara river, where the attack was ex
pected to take place, but It failed to
NOW COMES EMBALMED BUTTER
Minnesota Food Department Un
earths Some Choice Samples.
St. Paul. Minn.. May 24-The state
dairy and food department has collect
ed In St. Paul and Minneapolis a choice
assortment of samples of "embalmed"
butter, which are labeled "superior
quality of renovated butter, improved
Chemist Eberman of the dairy de
partment has found that the Improved
process consists of the use of boraclc
acid, which Is a cons-tit uent embalming
fluid, and that is what it is used for in
this rase to embalm butter.
Assistant Commissioner Glbbs said
that the stuff from which this renovat
ed butter is made Is shipped to Ihe
cities by the ton. The merchants, in
the course of their business, gather to
gether a great variety of stuff rniffid
butter, and such of It as Is absolutely,
unsalable at home they pack in barrels
and Bend to city dealers, who turn it
over to th renovators
The department will confiscate all
of this butter the inspectors can Ind,
and. where possible, will prosec-jte the
dealers under the pure food law.
THE SNAKE SEASON OPENS.
Two Stories of Enormous Reptiles
Winsted. Conn., May 24 In Lnke
ville the 12-year-old son of Jacob Spen
cer discovered a large spotted adder
on the floor in the parlor. The boy
called his mother, mho seized a piece
of wood and began to beat the reptile.
Before she had killed the snake it
sprang at the boy and struck him on
the bare wrist, leaving a painful
wound. The snake measured four feet
and ten Inches
While driving to Winsted Jordan
Smith and his wife of Colebrook dis
covered a large blacksnake In a ditch.
Smith cut the snake a vicious blow with
his whip. The reptile stood his ground
and made several springs at Smith
before it was killed. Mrs Smith be
came frightened and drove hurriedly
Into town, followed soon after by her
husband with his trophy The snake
measured nearly seven feet.
Will Operate In Missouri.
Trenton. N. J , May 24 Seventeen
companies to operate automobiles In
as many states have been incorporated.!
They are backed by the Whltney-Wid-ener-Elklns
syndicate and will oper-'
ate automobiles to be made by the
manufacturing company backed by the
same syndicate All the companies In
corporated are called Electric Vehicle
Transportation company, prefixed by
the name of the state In which each is
The stales In which the companies
will operate are Missouri, Tennessee,
Georgia, Ohio. Kentucky, New Jersey,
Louisiana. Delaware, California. Michi
gan. Minnesota, Iowa, Maryland, Wis
consin. Indiana and Virginia.
The Incorporators !n each instance
were James E. Hayes, counsel for the
syndicate, snd rlrks In his Jersey
City law efflce. Operating companies
for New York, the New England states
and Illinois were Incorporated some
Bought By tho Burlington.
Chicago, May 24 A special meeting
of the stockholders of the Chicago,
Burlington ft Qulnry road was held
here Saturday for the purpose of ac
quiring by actual purchase a number
of lines which have heretofore been
opersted by the company under lease.
There were ,2(5 shares represented,
all of which voted in the affirmative,
Chicago, Burlington ft Northern
Railroad company of Wisconsin and
Minnesota; Chicago, Burlington ft
Northern Railroad company ot Illi
nois; American Central rallwsy; Chi
cago ft Burlington railroad; Chicago
ft Iowa railroad; Chicago ft Hock River
railroad: Dixon, Porla ft Hannibal
Railroad company; Dixon ft. Qulitcy
Railroad company; Galesburg ft Rio
Railroad company: Ottawa, Oswego ft
Fox River rallroadi Peoria ft Hannibal;
FILIPINOS ARE IIOIEO
RIO GRANDE EXPEDITION MEETS
WITH NO RESISTANCE.
Natlvos Crowd Around tho Victor
ious Americana with Fulsomo
Expressions of Esteem.
Manila, May 21. The expedition up
the Rio Grande river met with no re
sistance except at the outskirts of
San Luis, where several hundred Fili
pinos were entrenched on the banks of
ths stream. The rebels retreated be
yond Candaba, and the gunboats
steamed ahead all the way, training
their Gatling guns upon the banks and
dropping shells wherever uniforms ap
peared on the shore.
The gunboats dispersed the Insur
gents before San Luis. After they had
pasbed sharpshooters from trees across
the river, a hundred yards distant, har
assed the Sev?nt?enth infantry, which
was marching by fours along the nar
row wooded road, from which the
troops were unable to see the enemy.
The members of one battalion laid on
their faces in the road for a quarter of
an hour trying to locate the riflemen
and return their fire. Two Americans
were killed. The road wound close to
th- stream and was thickly settled. It
was a picturesque march. Many groups
cf hundreds of natives were clustered
under the trees on the opposite banks,
displaying white shirts, towels, sheets
or anything white on poics. miw
shouted welcome to the Ameri-an sol
diers, but most of them maintained a
An old man In n carriage met the
troops two milen outside of town. He
said: "I have lived In Rnclancl end l
have told them the people are like the
Kngllsh and that they need not ie
afraid." Captain Grant, In command of
the gunboats, landed before the troops
arrived and met with a "Porto I lien n
welcome." The natives who had as
sembled on the shore, crowded about
the Americans with fulsome expres
sions of friendship, apparently half
afraid that they would be massacred.
CaDtaln Grant Quickly distributer!
the men from the gunboat Laguna de
Bay to guard the town, and the natives
sent a messenger tn tell the people who
had taken refuge In the swamps to re
turn. Hundreds of the natives there
upon returned timidly, a man with an
Improvised flag of truce flying from a
bamboj pole preceding each party.
A Capuchin priest, one of the few
whom the Filipinos had not imprisoned,
was found at Candaba. He said it was
useless to try to convince the natives
that the Americans had not come to
oppress them, as they believed their
leaders, who had strongly Impressed
this upon them.
Colonel Kobbe remains at Candaba.
General Lawton Is marching south
from San Isidro. General MacArthor
remains at San Fernando.
A report to headquarters from San
Luis and the Rio Grande district says:
The walls of the town were placarded
with reports of the slaughter of Amer
icans, hundreds of whom were said to
have been taken prisoners. As soon s
Major Kobbe reached San Luis the na
tives raided the insurgents' rice slcrfs
All day a stream of half naked tecpl
emerged from the storehouse tn the
manner of ants, rushing to their homes
with bags of rice on their heads.
On Thursday night a body of rebels
returned to San Luis and burned part
of the town. Lieutenant Cunningham,
with a signal corps party, engaged In
running a telegraph line, was damped
near the place. Major Kobbe sent th
army gunboat Cavadonga there ani
found the partv in the town.
The Rio Gruride, since Major Kobb
started, has been the highway for th
exodus of the natives, and Saturday
therp was a continuous procession of
thatched easroes, with white flags,
drifting down the river snd containing
hole fa nllieg of twenty to thirty per
sons, with their household goods and
animals on botrd. Thousands of thes
boats have passed the army gunboats
The Nebraska regiment marched
from San Fernando to Calumplt Sat
urday for thirty days' rest. The regi
ment numbers about 00 v. father beaten
veterans. Two of the companies a:
mere squads and their battered can
teens and shiny clothes show unmlstak
able marks of rough campaigning lint
the soldiers are haprv- Several of them
dropped by the way from the heat, but
when they boarded the special train at
Calumplt, bound for Manila, they yelled
like schoolboys, and the other troops
went to their stations cheering heart
ily. GENERAL OTIS REMAINS FIRM.
Manila, May 2J -General Gregorta
del Pilar, commander of the Insurgent
forces In front of General Lawtont
division; Lieutenant Colonel Alberta
Barretts, Judge advocate; Major Zeal
clta of Agulnaldo's staff and Senor
Graclognzaga, a former member of the
Filipino cabinet, the commissioners ap
palnted to co-operate with Senors Flor,
Intino Torres. Pablo Campo and Theo
dore Yanco of Manila, for the purpose
of negotiating terms of peace with the
American commissioners, reached Ma
nila by special train from Malolos at
j:15 Saturday morning.
The party was met by Lleulensnt
Colonel Barry, adjutant general, and
conducted from the train to the launch
Capltan and taken to the palace at
Oalacanan, and after breakfast were
driven through the city to the Ayunta.
The party was closeted with General
Otis for more than an hour, but ths.
Interview was entirely unsatisfactory,
the commission having nothing deftnitf.
to propose and being unempowered lo
The commissioners brought a com
munication direct from Ag'ilnsldo ask.
ing for an armistice pending the de
cision of the Filipino congress as to
what policy should be adopted.
As before. General Otis refused to
entertain the proposition.
The commissioners, after leaving th
city hall, ireepted an invitation lo vlsli
the Orpgon and the other vessels of th
American fleet In the bay. and they
were also granted permission to e
lhlr families before returning.
London. May 23. The Filipino Junta
at Hong Kong has cabled to the Lon.
don office of the Associated Press say
ing that It Is untrue that General Luim
Is wounded or has surrendered, contra
dicting the report that General Monte
negro Is dead and announcing that the
difficulty between Luna and Maacadc
The opinion prevails In Manila thai
the peace negotiations have failed be
cause Major General Otis demanded
the unconditional surrender of all armi
'as a preliminary.
This, it was further stated, was con
sidered unnecessarily harsh and it wai
announced that the Filipinos would
contlnae to light until their rights wan
NeogMBOd ana would appeal lo the
American people to -."Ma them, obtajl ,
their natural and reasonable aspira.
GRAIN SHOVBLERS WAR.
Opon an Office In Buffalo and Await
Propositions From Carriers.
Buffalo. N. T.. May 24. The strike of
the grain shovelers at the elevators
and dock laborers Is more complicated
By the action In directing their ex
ecutive committee to open an office
and await propositions from the Lake
Carriers' association looking to a set
tlement of the trouble, the grain shov
elers practically repudiated Bishop
Qulgley and President McMabon, the
head of their organisation.
The action of the Chicago board or
trade in calling for the abrogation of
the contract of Mr. Conners is said to
have greatly strengthened the belter
of a majority of the strikers that Ihey
can force the Lake Carriers to this ac
tion. . Although the striking men were very
earnest in their talk at Saturday
night's meeting, everything was quiet
Sunday morning. There were several
affrays In the vicinity of the docks Sat
urday night, during one of which a
number of shots were fired and six ar
rests were made by the police. No
one was Injured.
Five elevators were lifting grain Sat
urday: The Krle. City. Northern. Da
kota and Ontario. The lake line men
claim to have a full force of frelgnt
handlers on every dock. Many of the
men, however, are Inexperienced, but
the number of experienced men is be
ing added to dally. The ore and coal
docks appear to be neglected, the op
erators apparently making no concert
ed move to operate them.
The murine firemen's strike Is still
on and causes considerable delay in
AN OLD MAN'S ROMANCE.
His Intended Falls Him at the Altar
So HeWedsa Widow.
Springfield, Mo., May 24 M. B. Pot
ter, 86 years old, and one of the first
settlers of South Missouri, has had
more love affairs than usually falls to
the lot of the average man.
The octogenarian, after having sur
vived three wives, took unto himself a
new bride recently. The wedding oc
curred at West Plains, Howell counlv.
Mrs. Martha Smith, fair and 45. is the
new Mrs. Potter.
But this Is not the only happening
that has brought the aged groom Into
recent prominence. In fact, Mrs.
Smith was not first choice In this mat
rimonial venture. Old Mr, Potter about
two weeks ago secured license to wed
Miss Mary J. Collins, a Howell county
miss of 19. The octogenarian gallant
had wooed the young woman several
months and at last obtained from her
a promise to marry.
The wedding day was set and the
guests invited. A bountiful feast was to
be one of the features. The hour came.
The preacher was there to say the cer
emony. The guests were ready to wit
ness. But at the last moment the bride-to-be
reconsidered the promise and the
wedding was declared off. A few days
later he proposed to Mrs. Smith and
was accepted. A new license was ob
tained, and It has been many years
since there has been a "function" In
Howell county so gay as the Smith
MARRIED IN THREE STATES.
Convict Elgamlst Marries tho Same
Woman Three Times.
Mlllerton, N. Y.. May 24 Foster L
Cook, who was convicted of bigamy by
a Poughkeepsle Jury a day or two ago,
has married his second wife twice anl
Intends to marry her again to make
His first wife was Miss Althea Aus
tin, a school teacher of Chatham, N.
Y. Without getting a divorce from her
he married Miss Fdlth May Tompkins,
a school teacher of Amenla, N. Y.
His first wife had him arrested and
he Is now under conviction for bigamy.
His flrst wife also got a divorce, which
leaves Cook free. He was asked when
he proposed to carry out his promise
to remarry Miss Tompkins.
"I already hHve done so." he said.
"We drove to North Kgremont, Mass.,
and were married by the Rev. C. T.
"I understand, however, that because
we were married before my trial took
place the marriage Is Illegal. We htll
go to Connecticut for the third cere
mony. The first took place In New
York, the second In Massachusetts and
the third will occur in the Nutmeg
Cook's flrst wife Is running a board
ing house In Winsted, Conn., across
the New.York line.
BRIDE WILL ATTEND SCHOOL
Wealthy Callfornlan Weds His Type
writer, Then Sends HertoSchool.
San Francisco, Cal May 24. Shelly
B. Hutchinson Is a millionaire, lie
'made his money honestly by exploiting
pnergetleai'y a trade deal that he hlm-
relf elaborated. His fortune came
tiulekly within the pnst two years. Mr.
.Hutchinson came to San Franclco,
hired a pretty typewriter. Miss Clare
1'slnger of Alameda, fell In, love with
her and they were quickly married.
Mr. Hutchinson, like the original man
that he Is. proposed lo send his wife o
school. She Is to be trained In all the
arts and accomplishments thai are
needful to fit her for her new station
as the wife of one of New York's rich
Mrs Hutchinson is scarcely Id. fhe
Jias lived all of her few years In the
jiretty rural town of Alameda, when she
decided to cull her education finished
after concluding one term In the high
school With the practical Ideas in
herited from her German ancestry,
(she decided that her sphere wa a busi
ness life, and she mastered stenog
raphy. In spite of the bevy of charm
ing girls thnt surrounded the rich New
Yorker from his first appearance In
San Francisco the pretty face and de
murely modest demeanor of his (ype
.wrlter brought discomfiture to rival
ramps. And now Mrs Hutchinson will
have time to complete her education.
Captured By Pirates.
Victoria, B. C Speclal)-Two Poly-
neslans who reached Tavlnune, one of
the Islands of Ihe Fiji group, shortly
before the steamer Miowera sailed,
claimed to be the only survivors of a
party of thirty-six natives stolen from
Andamon Island by a sailing schooner.
After their capture they sailed to
Laveuk, but on their way the slsves
fell upon their captors, whom they
thought were Spaniards, and killed
them, turned Ihe schooner back, and
for weeks drifted, storm-tossed about
In the seas. Most of them died of
hunger and thirst. One night eight
survivors fought, two were killed, four
others died from hunger and measles
and the remainder ate their flesh. The
torn survivors drifted on a mall Island
H. M. R. Torch.' alnnn-nf-war. Vm
par 'wmy from Sydney to Saxeos, fail
In with a lo -of tftraSe eloosa.xrlUch
prey on merchantmen and oaMrofM
tbs vessels, the crews escaping.
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