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17L1 IS TO CI PUSHED
GENERAL OTIS INSTRUCTED TO
CRUSH FILIPINO FORCES.
British Papers Criticize American
Troops Over Alleged Outrages
to Brltlah Subjects.
New York, June 20. According to a
Washington correspondent of the
Journal and Advertiser, two important
decisions were made at the meeting of
the cabinet held just before the pres.
Went started tor Holyoke, referring to
the csmpalgn In the Philippines.
First, that in view of the strength of
Aguinaldo in the north as developed in
s dispatch from General Otis, the ag
gressive csmpalgn against the rebel
:hief must be renewed with vigor.
Second, that the army and navy must
-operate to maintain a tight blockade
f Luzon in order to prevent the land
ng of supplies of any character for the
In renewing the campaign against
Agulnaldo, the president Is pursuing
the same policy as that now in opera
tion against the rebel forces In the
President McKinley expressed sur
prise that the insurgent forces should
be able, apparently, to procure inex
haustible supplies of arms and ammu
nition, and directions were cabled to
Admiral Watson to co-operate with
General Otis in trying to prevent the
landing of munitions of war on the
Island of Luzon.
. A blockade of the Island was reported
established some time ago, but every
encounter with the insurgents demon
strates that they still have abundant
Cabinet officers are of the opinion
that if a strict blockade is maintained
the Insurgents will quickly exhaust
A point of importance to the many
applicants for commissions in the vol
nateer service was decided at today's
meeting. General Otis is to name of
ficers for the three regiments of vol
unteers only in proportion to the num
ber of men in the Philippines who re
enllst. If only S.000 should enlist there. Gen
eral Otis would appoint only eighty or
ninety of the total 150 officers that
would be needed, the rest of the of
ficers being appointed by the president
from applications In the United States.
CRITICISE U. S, TROOPS.
British Papers are Bitter About Al
London, June 20. The alleged looting
of English homes in Iloilo by the Amer
ican troops, February H. Is made the
subject of a bitter though belated com
plaint in the Outlook, an Imperialist
weekly, which says:
. "For the sake of the good name of
the republic, it is hoped that a proper
. sequel, the condign punishment of the
leaders, will not be long delayed."
The accusation is based on an anon
ymous private letter for the accuracy
of which the editor vouches. The wri
ter quotes an eye witness of the alleged
occurrences as saying:
After the shelling of this place
February 11, a fire party landed from
the American warships to' try to saw
the burning houses, and the whole towr
was swarming with American regular!
and volunteers, who commenced to loot
right and left Needless to say. Hoik
soon ran out of whisky and other .al
coholic drinks. The looting was a dis
gusting sight for an Englishman to wit
ness, but the Americans had got beyond
control of their officers.
"One Englishman found a man wear
ing a pair of his best riding top boots
who, on being remonstrated with, said
Well, they are a better fit than those
lamed clodhoppers,' pointing to his cast
"Another Englishman found som
American soldiers in his dining room
willing liquors from a bottle. He of
fered them some whisky and soda af
a "Snore suitable drink for that tem
perature. This was declined, but thej
parted friends, and with the usual
'Anglo-Saxon blood is thicker than wa
ter salutation wished one another good
luck. The Englishman then went lntt
his bedroom to find that everything
he had of any value had disappeared
His remnants lay in a mass on th
"The worst feature of the affair li
that as the firing from the Petrel com
menced twelve hours before the armls
Uos expired nobody had time to gel
but. So all this property was lost.
"Great indignation at the American!
rose in British breasts for the affali
of the 11th, and a formal protest wsi
eat In by the senior British officer
But the Tankees blame the rebels fot
digging trenches expressly against theli
"Everybody seems agreed that hal
Ike Americans coma straight in whec
the Spanish went out, there would havi
sen no lighting at all and every thin
would have gone peacefully. It will put
Hollo hack live or six years. Man
smM whether prosperity will ever en
mtoatevista, Colo. The State bank,
privets concern, baa posted a notice
."Closed tin retura of president" Tin
bank alas has ottos at Hooper ans
Cresae. It asmlsil capital la fM.Me
tad total Hahfltries gtvea to the pub Ik
tort statement were J9MM. Tlx
arto w fUM3k The president ot
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SOUTH AFRICAN SITUATION.
Both Side Opposed to War and a
London, Juns to. The South African
iltuation Is not developing in the dlrec
Ion of war. Not only do Lord Salis
bury, Mr. Balfour, Sir Michael Hicks-
9each and other leading members of
:he cabinet desire to avoid war, but
public opinion at present gives war no
The jingoes never were so powerless
n a great crisis as mw, and but for
Secretary Chamberlain's leadership
they would be of no account Secre
ary Chamberlain deliberately published
llspatches with tlie object of forcing
the government's hand by Inflaming
public opinion. But Instead of achiev
ing that purpose he has merely con
vir.ced the bulk of his own people ai
well as the liberals that if Sir Alfred
Milner, the British high commissioner
it the Cape, wrote the dispatches con
tained therein for publication, he Is a?
poor a diplomat as is Chamberlain him
There Is a violent party at the Cape
in favor of intervention, and the most
sensational accounts of the state of
feeling there are daily cabled here.
But Cecil Rhodes is against extreme
measures. At the same time, although
the lories now in power have resisted
the claim of their countrymen to the
franchise for forty years, they are im
pelled by deep-seated, conscientious
convictions that unless Kruger grants
the franchise to the Uitlanders after
Ive years' residence warlike interven
tion must come. But any such inter
vention Is distant and negotiations will
se prosecuted in every form before des
perate measures are resorted to.
CANTEEN KNOCKED OUT.
Pennsylvania Judge Decides the
Army Liquor Traffic Illegal.
Harrisburg, Pa., June 20. Judge
plmonton today In the county court
leclded that an army canteen for the
tale of liquor to soldiers cannot be car
ried on without a regular license from
.he courts. The decision was made
in the case of two men who were ar
rested on complaint of the anti-saloon
league of the state for maintaining a
canteen at Camp Meade. Counsel for
ihe defendants argued that they were
icting under instructions of the com
mandant of the camp, who was acting
jnder authority of military law. Judge
3imonson said that he did not recog
nize such a law when In conflict with
ihe law of the state; that the United
States bad no authority to issue a II-
ense to sell liquor in the states. He
lirected the Jury to find a verdict of
rullty and then suspended sentence. At
.he same time he notified all concerned
Jiat if there were any more violations
f the law he would sentence them all.
"he commandant of the camp prom-
sed that the canteen would be sup-
People who know the least are apt to
issurae the most ,
A great many men owe their success
u the failure of others.
It's a poor sign painter that can't
nake a name for himself.
It's sometimes difficult to get lnfor
nation from a bank teller.
Time and silence occasionally succeed
shen all other agencies fall.
The small amount a creditor duns
you for is often a big sum to you.
Any man may deceive other men, but
it takes a genius to fool a woman.
It is easy for a man to follow advice
that coincides wKh his own views.
When the flying machine refuses to
soar It makes the Inventor sore.
Shallow-brained people bow to the
clothes rather than to the wearer.
A man's failure to accumulate a for
tune Is seldom due to his liberality.
After marriage it's sometimes a case
sf two fools with but a single thought
The more work a man Is willing to do
the more others are willing he should
Some married men are glad that they
nave the privilege of thinking as they
A man will invariably smile at your
lokes if you Invite him to smile al
When a woman can't find any place
else to put a thing she holds It In hei
. Rumors of war are less Interesting
to landladies than roomers who pay
Some young wives love old busbandi
because or tneir ability to transform
them Into rich widows.
There are some glass blowers in the
country who can work only when the
glass has foam on it
A woman may have a face like an
apen book, but a man always finds it
llfficult to read between the lines.
A great many soldiers in the army of
the unemployed seem to think It dis
honorable to desert and go to work.
For every dollar a woman spends on
her dress she gets about M cents worth
f show and 10 cents worth of comfort
HERE AND THERE.
The world's herring catch every yeai
Is 290,000,000, which Is all consumed be
fore the next season.
The price of medicine In Prussia li
regulated by the state, a new price list
being published every year.
The United States uses the most eggf
of any country ten billion being re
quired during tht year, or 1U to each
Mahogany is said to bars been
brought to England by Sir Waltet
Raleigh In UN, but not to bavs corns
Into general use till 1720.
A scientist has calculated that th
eyelids of the average man open and
hat ao fewer than i,m,m tinea Is
the ooexse of a angle year of ale exist
FliiEKEII FACE DEATH
EXPLOSION OF POWDER AT AN
Seven Firemen are Blown Into the
Air and Seriously Injured
A Dangerons Blaze.
Omaha, Neb., June 20. Allen Bros
wholesale grocery establishment corner
it Ninth and Jons streets, was partly
destroyed by a fire, which started
jhortly before midnight Saturday. . The
two upper stories of the five-story brick
building were completely gutted by the
flames and the goods In stock on the
lower floors were drenched by the tor
rents of water thrown by firemen onto
the conflagration above. A conserva
tive estimate cf the lose to the building
and its contents is about 1100,000. It i
covered by Insurance,
While the flames were raging fiercest
Beven firemen engaged in hoiBting thr
water tower were badly injured by a
terrific explosion of powder that brokf
windows for blocks a round and knock
ed down all the men within a radius of
Four hundred pounds of the explo
sive were Ignited by falling brands at
the road was being dragged past thr
working firemen. The Injured men wert
carried to places of safety and later five
of them were taken to St. Joseph's hos
pital for treatment The others were
carried to their homes.
The injured firemen are Thomas Ru
ane, dangerously burned about the head
and back; Frank Hardy, J. J. Sulli
van, Joseph Hoffman, Harry Redell,
Martin Range and John McCumbert
Ruane's Injuries are possibly fatal.
HOW THE EXPLOSION OCCURRED.
The firemen were injured by the ex
plosion of 400 pounds of gunpowder
which stood on the first floor near the
open elevator. The powder was con
tained in two large Iron tanks and
was separately encased In ten-pound
cans. The firemen were warned by em
ployes who arrived early of the exist
ence of the explosive, and with admir
able coolnees went about the taak of
petting the dangerous tanks to a place
One tank was dragged across the
street and out of haim. The seconi
.ank was attached to a rope and a num
ber of men seized the other end. As
the cumbrous load was being cautiously
pulled from the platform it tilted and
the iron lid fell back, exposing thf
round tin cans piled in tiers within. Al
the same time the fourth and fifth
floors were a raging furnace and hun
dreds of burning splinters were borne
Into the street below.
One long glowing splinter fell direct
ly into the open tank and drove its
fiery end into the explosive. The con.
cusslon which followed shattered win
dows blocks from the scene. The he
roic firemen were lifted bodily i and
hurled to the pavement Their Noth
ing was blown from their bodies kln
3!ed to a blaze. Horses of the depart
ment pfunged madly and two Wmi
broke from their drivers and dragged
heavy engines through the crowd at a
The horses stopped of their own ac
cord a few blocks from the scene and
were overtaken by their drivers.
The prostrate firemen scrambled to
their feet, several of them enveloped In
flames, and ran blindly into the crowd.
Ready hands threw them to the ground
and the fire was smothered by a dozen
coats. They were carried to a neigh
boring hotel and later taken to different
DEATHS AT NEW RICHMOND.
Fatalities Not Less Than One Hun
dred and Twenty-Five.
New Richmond, Wis., June 21. Today
five days after the New Richmond
tornado it is possible to give a sum
mary of the deaths and destruction
with fair accurateness. The official list
of known dead contains 102 names; five
unidentified bodies have been buried.be-
Bides others in parts. A conservative
estimate of the bodies still in the ru
ins, of people not reported missing,
would be fifteen. This brings the loss
of life to about 125.
The best estimate on the loss of
property In the city of New Richmond,
compiled from a list of Individual
property owners who lost everythingi
reaches a total of $550,000. To this may
be added about 1200,000 for household
goods and other property destroyed In
this Immediate vicinity, not Included
in the buildings totally demolished.
The relief fund Is growing rapidly,
having reached 135,000.
Thousands at Funeral.
Lebanon, Mo., June 21. Congress
man Richard Parks Bland was laid to
rest here with honors befitting his li
ed with thousands of his friends wbc
lustiious career. The town was crowd
came to honor his memory. The fu
neral services were participated In b
the ministers of all denominations rep
resented in Lebanon.
The discourse was delivered by Rev
Mr. W. K. Collins of the M. E. churct
and wss followed by the ritual of th
Knights Templar and Masonic frater
nities. Hon. William J. Bryan had a seat on
the stage, but delivered no eulogy.
The funeral procession to tbs Cath
olic cemetery was the longest and mo I
Impressive ever seen In southeaster!
President McKinley wired Centals
Ferris: "It la wHh the deepest regret I
bear of Mr. Bland's death. Hs was
man of honest convictions and a monu
ment to the growing nation. Tiers si
my sympathy to Mrs. Bland aad Um
OSRMANS RESENT IT.
Do Not Like to Be Credited With a
Berlin, June 20. The recent develop
ments at the peace conference are gen
srally commented upon hers and thf
statements of the foreign papers, par
ticularly the English, that the German
representatives at The Hague are op
posed to arbitration have been noted
with deep displeasure. Almost the en
tire press of Germany gives Indignsnt
voice to what the papers term "Eng
lish Intrigues in order to prejudice tht
world against Germany's pacific inten
An Important foreign office official
said to the correspondent here of th
"The incomplete and usually distorted
partisan reports of the doings of oui
representatives at The Hague whlcr
have appeared for weeks In the for
elgn, notably the English and Frenct
press, are calculated to create false Im
pressions. It was on account of thif
that Count Munster proposed that ful
reports of the transactions from day tc
day be given out officially. The fac
that such a proposition was made by
Germany shows that we have nothing
to hide and that we have no fear ol
correct and full reports.
'As regards England's proposal for a
permanent court of arbitration, th?
goes beyond Russia's proposal. Asitl
from that we miss several seemingly
essential features, such as rules pro
viding for absolute impartiality. A
soon as guarantees of such impartial
ity are given Germany will be able tc
assent to propositions going beyond the
scope of the original Russian proposi
Some method will probably be found
to Improve on the Incomplete and un
fair reports of the meetings of the con
ference now in vogue, even if complete
reports have to be printed in the offi-
:!al organ of the German government'
ENGLISH PRESS MALICIOUS.
This statement is borne out by the
utterances of the semi-official press.
The Berlin Post this week has a series
f editorials bitterly commenting on the
false and malicious reports of the
English press regarding Germany's at
titude at The Hague," and asks why. If
Great Britain wishes to found courts
Df arbitration. It has not appealed to
such a court in the Transvaal matter or
In the Alaskan difficulty.
The Cologne Gazette expressed the
relief that the whole conference will
oon "end In smoke." This view is
tupported by a score of other Influential
The National Zeltung said It hoped
he government would joon establish a
method of regular and reliably daily
reports of the doings of the conference,
The Berlin Tageblatt says. "If the
eport Is correct we must assume Dr,
Zorn misunderstood his instructions."
It now seems certain that tte anti-
strike bill will not find a majority in
the reichstag. According to the gov
ernment program the bill will come up
this week, but strong pressure is being
fxerted on the government to postpone
It until the autumn, as during the past
fortnight the opposition hss been galn-
ng ground. Beside the radicals, the
socialists, the national liberals, and the
larger part of the center oppose the
measure. It seems if the government
Insists on the flr-.t reading before ad
journment, that the bill will be tabled
without the honor of a reference to a
committee. The government would
thus meet severe defeat.
Boston, June 21. The one hundred
and twenty-third anniversary of the
battle of Bunker Hill was celebrated
here. The center of the demonstration
was at Charkstown. Marines and sail
ors from the North Atlantic squadron
participated. Thousands of sightseers
witnessed the parade and the marines
received an ovation.
Headed by a band, two full bat
talions of four companies of marines
from the New York, Texas, Indiana,
Massachusetts, Wabash and Lancas
ter, under command of Colonel H. C.
Cochrane, participated. Then followed
four companies of "the men behind
the guns" from the squadron, undet
command of Captain C. J. Train of the
Massachusetts. The men were greeted
with cheers, mingled with the blast?
of horns and the sounds of firearms on
Goes to the Penitentiary.
Chicago, 111., June 21. Baron and
Baroness de Bara, who were recently
found guilty of using the United
States malls to conduct a fraudulent
business, received sentences In the fed
eral district court after motions for s
new trial had been denied. Baron de
Bara was sentenced to serve three
years in the penitentiary at Joliet
while Baroness de Bara received a sen
tence of one year In the Du Page coun
ty Jail at Wheaton. Previous to the
pronouncement of sentences Baron de
Bsra made a strong appeal to the court
to be merciful to his wife, and that he
be permitted to bear all the punish
ment Both parties bore their sentence
Rune Into Open Switch.
Pittsburg, Pa.t June 21. Mall train
No. on the Baltimore A Ohio rail
road ran Into an open switch near Guf
fey's Station, twenty-five miles east
of Plttsburg.at o'clock this morning,
derailing ths engine, baggage and pos
tal cars. William Wilson, an em
ploys of ths Bell Coal company, was
seriously hurt James Doris, a tlpplt
man. Engineer Thomas Nswmsn aad
flremaa R. W. Kill were slightly In
jured. The passengers escaped with
good shaking ap.
STANDARD OIL IKQOIIIY
INDEPENDENT REFINER TELLS
OF THEIR METHODS.
Says the Trust la Unscrupulous
and That the Railroads are
Washington, D. C, June 21. The In-
dustrial commission has heard a state
ment from L. M. Lockwood, an oil pro
ducer at Zellnople, Pa., In opposition to
the Standard Oil trust Mr. Lockwood
declared that this company had driven
the independent refineries Into bank
ruptcy and servitude, and he denounced
the course pursued In severe terms. He
held the railroads especially responsible
for this condition of affairs. Going
back to 1872 he referred at length to a
contract made by the trunk lines of
Pennsylvania with the South Improve
ment company. Under this contract he
said the freight rates on oil were dou
bled and half the amount collected was
paid back as rebate not only this,
but the contract company received a
like rebate on the shipments of all oth
er companies. This contract he declar
ed, had been secretly continued by the
railroads with the Standard Oil com
pany. He quoted A. J. Cassatt.the new pres
ident of the Pennsylvania railroad, as
testifying before the Interstate Rail
way commission to the effect that while
the open rate to the public was $1.90
per barrel, the rate to the Standard
company was 80 cents. Further Investi
gation, said Mr. Lockwood, had devel
oped the fact that the railroad com
panies actually received only 35 cents.
rhls condition of affairs had resulted
for a time, according to the witness, in
riving the Standard company a profit of
100 per cent, while the Independent com
panies were being driven rapidly into
bankruptcy. Mr. Lockwood was free In
the use of epithets, characterizing both
the oil company and railroad officials
as highwaymen and brigands.
CALLS THEM ROBBERS.
'If you have got to be robbed," he
exclaimed, "it does not matter much
whether you are held up by Dick Tur-
pln with a pistol or by John Rockefel
ler with a railroad, which is robbery
all the same." He said that the men
who had carefully examined the test!
mony takun before the Hepburn com
mittee estimated that In 188 months'
time the five trunk lines of Pennsyl
vania paid the Standard company 111,-
XfO.000 in rebates. The railroad compa
nies had, he said, completely Ignored
the order of the Industrial State com
mission to stop their discrimination In
favor of the Standard company, resort
ing Instead to the system of false bill
ing. Speaking of the remedy for the evil
Mr. Lockwood said It was In public
ownership of the railroads and not to
be found in the courts the courts were
too slow and expensive. "The railroads
and the oil company can razoo a man
up and down In the courts for ten
years," he said, "until he is ruined,
and then go on with their work, leav-
ng their victim stranded. As a reward
the combines elevate their Instruments
to higher places politically. Thus it
was that the thought of the common
people was gradually becoming fixed
to the effect that the great railway
combines were gradually packing the
supreme courts with men in sympathy
with their monopolistic tendencies and
who would do their bidding. Thus the
Interstate commerce law was rendered
If the railroad companies can con-
trol the appointment of the attorney
general and Justices of the supreme
court, what do they care for the law?"
the witness asked.
The only safe plan, said Mr. Lock-
wood, was to take the railroads out of
the hands of the corporations and place
them under control of the government,
so that every rnan could go to market
as cheaply as every other man. He
considered all the railroads of the
country as practically one In the trust,
and asserted that they were In control
of politics, contributing millions to elect
legislators, senators and Judges and to
punish those not willing to do their
bidding. With absolute equality over
the roads, the Independent companica
would drive the Standard company Into
a secondary place in a short time.
There would then, he asserted, be no
more shooting down of striking min
ers, for the miner could send his pro
duct to market as cheaply as the mine
monopolies. So In all other lines of bus
iness. If the government did not con
trol the railroads, the railroads would
control the government He advocated
the taking of the roads under the right
of eminent domain, paying the owners
the actual value of their property.
The afternoon session of the com
mission was characterized by the devel
opment of difficulties among members
of the commission ss to the kind of
testimony that should be admitted.
Mr. Lockwood made the statement that
Judge Albert HaJght of New York's
court of appeals had been elevated to
his present position by the corpora
tions, through the use of a corruption
fund, because of his action In what l
known as the "Matthews case" a pro-
eto Puauo3 ifiM ivqi prss pxiMjaiji
ceedlng of the railroad combination
against ths Independent refiners. H
facts were as hs had stated, hs had
not actually seen the fund, and there-
fore the statement was an Inference
WHEELER LIKELY TO ACCEPT.
Ithaca, N. Y.. June 21. -Prof. Ben
lamln I. Wheeler of Cornell university
iss received official notification of his
appointment to the presidency of the
University of California Prof. Wheeler
said be was never anxious for a college
presidency. It Is believed, however,
that he will accept In this esse, but It
Is probable he will make a second trip
to the University of California to satis
fy himself that conditions under which
he will become president are as he re
quested they should be.
GLACIER REACHES PORT SAID.
Port Said, Egypt, June 21.-16 Unit
ed States refrigerating ship Glacier,
from New York May 17 for Manila, hss
arrived here. The Glacier has been as
signed as storeship to the United States
squadron In Asiatio waters. It Is the
first ship of the kind In the United
States navy and has on board a full
general cargo of supplies for the Amer
ican warships at Manila, including L
500,000 pounds of refrigerated beef.
WARSHIPS AT DELAGOA BAY.
London, June 21. According to a dis
patch to a news agency here from Pre
toria, a squadron of several British
warships has arrived at Inyack island
(or fit. Mary's island), at the entrance
of Delagoa bay. There Is no conflrma-
ti n of the report and in semi-official
clicks it Is looked upon as being untrue.
PROVISIONAL COURT at SAN JUAN.
San Juan, Porto Rico, June 21. Gov
ernor General Davis has signed an or
der establishing a provisional court hers
and has appointed N. B. C. Pettiglll
presiding Judge of the body, with two
army officers as associates, and J. M.
Keedy prosecuting attorney.
STRIKE THE TRAIL AGAIN.
Buffalo, Wyo., June 21. A courier has
Just arrived with the report from Mar
shal Hadsell that on Thursday night
at 6 o'clock a fresh trail of the Union
Pacific robbers was found In Deep
Creek canyon heading In a southwest
erly direction. This canyon Is about
eighty miles southwest of Buffalo. The
rubbers are still keeping in the moun
tains. A new posse of twenty-five men
was at once organized and started "in
DAMAGE IN MINNESOTA.
Duluth, Minn., June 21. Duluth seems
fo be entirely cut off from the world to
the south tonight A severe storm
swept over the country below Pine City
ani wrecked the telegraph lines there.
It was accompanied by hall and much
damage was done to crops. Reports re
ceived here are very meagre and un
satisfactory, but It Is not thought that
It was serious enough to cause loss of
RAILROAD OFFICE IN PHILIPplneS.
Dallas, Tex., June 21. The Texas
& Pacific railroad has decided to take
the initiative In a step of much enter
prise and magnitude. It has perfected
ariangements for the establishment of
a passenger and freight agency In the
Philli pines, with headquarters In Ma
nila. J. L. Logan has been appointed to
th position and will leave Son Francis
cr in a few days, from which place he
will embark for Hong Kong and Manila.
JURY FAILS TO AGREE.
Chicago, 111., June 21. For the second
time a Jury has failed to agree as to
whether Christopher Strook is guilty
of having committed the Schrage bond
robbery. The Jury spent nine hours en
deavoring to arrive at a decision, but
failed to agree, and Judge Clifford dis
KILLS MORE INFECTED CATTLE.
Springfield, III., June 21. Dr. Tiffany,
assistant state veterinarian, returned
Saturday from Jacksonville, where he
condemned twelve out of forty cattle
In the herd at the state Institution for
the deaf and dumb and had them
slaughtered. At the state reformatory
for boys at Pontlac, all the cattle were
found to be uninfected with tubercu
losis. MAY NOT LIVE FO RTRIAL.
Bpringfleld, III., June 21. A Taylor
vllle special to the State Register says
that since his confession Red Sibley,
the self-confessed murderer, has been
showing signs of nervous prostration,
ind Saturday his system collapsed, and
be has been unconscious for nine hours.
The physicians attending him do not
believe that he will live until the Au
gust term of court, when be Is to be
SEEKS TO COMPROMISE. -Madrid.
It Is semi -officially announc
ed that the Spanish minister of finance,
Senor Villaverde, has established the
equilibrium of the budget It Is un
derstood that a tax of 20 per cent will
be Imposed on Interna) rents and that
as regsrds the external debt the July
coupons will be paid In full, but ths
government will ask the cortes for au
thority to negotiate with the foreign
bondholders with the view of obtaining
a reduction In the rate of Interest
VAMDERBILTS WANT LAND,
4an Francisco, Cel., June 21. The
Examiner says the Vanderbllts are to
purchase property at North Beach from
the Fair estate for terminal facilities.
depot grounds, etc., with the Idea of
completing a road entirely under their
control from New York to ban Fran
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