Harrison press-journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1899-1905, May 10, 1900, Image 5

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    BOBS SLOU.
THE BRITISH COMMANDER TAK
ING HIS TIME.
BRITISH WEARY OF WAR
Report of How Pretoria Will
Defended Cause English To
Fear Conclusions,
Be
London, May 8. All throuch the land
people are getting heartily tired of the
war. The slowness of operations and
waiting for news of Kolxrta' advance
had almost stifled general public lntcr
at In Pouth African events, but the
Interact Is growing again, and any
thing In the shape of a sensational line
In the contents' hills of the afternoon
paper creates excitement.
It in now very plain that the forward
movement from Hloomfontcln has be
gun In earnest. Hy his move on Brand
fort, now the headquarters of th?
Ji:ltlnh army, Lord Huberts has made
great strides toward Kroonstadt, In
the neighborhood of which It has be n
reported that the Boers have been
building extensive fortlllcatlons.
There is general rejoicing here over
the good progress being made, but at
the nam time the fact must be taken
Into consideration that before Kroon
stadt Is reached the Boers will need to
be driven out of the Wlnburg section,
which Is a rough and broken country,
emli ently suited for their characteristic
tactics. Wlnburg Is, In fact, regarded
by the Boer as one of their rtrong
ho!d, and It Is exceedingly probable
that the Boers will make a stand there,
or at b ast cause a great deal of trou
ble In their efforts to stay the British
advance and secure further time for
preparations to oppose the British
forces further north.
While It Is the opinion of some old
military men here that Ird Roberts'
army, moving on a very broad front,
ought not to have any difficulty In en
veloping the Bx.T lines and compelling
them to retire, others are more cau
tious in t-peaking out. They fear that
more will be required to bring the war
to an end than maneuvering the Boer
forces out of one portion into another.
It Is asraln reported that even when
the British reach Pretoria no real stand
will be made there, but that the liwi
aie accumulating stores at Lymenbury
which they will make the capital of
tl Transvaal. No importance should
b attached to this reports, nor reports
about Prc-Sorla being destitute of guns.
In conversation today, an invalided
Officer from the front said that when
Lord Huberts did get near Pretoria,
which would be only after some tough
f.Khtinjr, he would have at least a six
months' job to take the town, lie de
clares the Capetown enthusiasts are
lurrlbly far off In saying that the war
will be ended in two months time.
EXPECTED OUR SYMPATHY.
Ensti
ind Thought That America
Was Against Boers.
London, May . It Is difficult to say
what subject most widely engages the
l-ublic attention of Great Hritaln and
tuiope at the present moment. A
week hence, perhaps. It will be the war
In South Africa, but today this Is not
the cass, although Huberts has got well
started on what historians will prob
ably describe as "the great march to
Pretoria."
Two things have greatly Intensified
the unpopularity of the war In this
country during the last few days. One
is the Increasing enlightenment of the
public mind In regard to the American
attitude toward the war and the other
is the dligust and Indlgnatlon
government s explanation
Ucation of the Hpionkop d
BREAK NEW 8 OE
Borne of the more honest corrTspond
tntsand newspapers are at last making
known as gently as postf.'hie t'.c truth
bout American public opinion. In
addition, there is a growing volume of
Independent personal testimony as to
the strength of the pro-Boer sympathy
among all classes In the United States.
It Is Impossible to Ignore Max O'Relli
frank statement that the audiences
throughout America on his recent lec
ture tour, were almost unanimous In
their sympathy with the little repub
lics struggling to preserve their Inde
pendence. The fact that Arssi-y
opinion Is not unanimously or tfy J-
ponderately on the slda of Engla
the present war, is causing more S-?t
searching in this country tVar Eng
lishmen have Indulged In far a long
time.
As long aa Britons were able to saj
that the whole Anglo-Saxon world ap
proved of their policy In South Africa,
their consciences were satisfied. The
udden realisation that England may
Hand absolutely alone as regards moral
lupport In their quarrel with the Hoers,
Is maknlg Englishmen think.
TBLI'XIHAPIIIC BIUEF8.
Thomas Hedge of Burlington was re
nominated for congress by the repub
tlcans of the First Iowa district.
The democratic convention for the
Twentieth Illinois district renominated
Congressman J. K. Williams.
Albert Hhet nrd, fii years of nge, com
mitted suicide nt Vlncennes, Ind., by
hanging himself.
Water J. Coombs, the well known rnl-
ge athlete on th University of Penn
lylvsnlo foot ball team, has enlisted as
I private In the United Stales marine
eorv st League Island navy yard.
UKnTMPIlES EOT OVER.
The Situation Is Still Considered
Very Critical.
Buffalo, N. T.. May 8.-Commlssioner
Webster said that the situation In the
car repairers' strike Impressed him as
very critical. His expression reflects
the general belief In railway and strike
circles that the pacific trend of events
since the adjustment of differences be
tween the New York Central and its
men on last Wednesday, has been
checked by the seeming impossibility of
the Krie & Lackawanna coming to a
settlement with their striking car re
pairers. There are mutterings tonight, which
Indicate a return to the Identical con
ditions of the early days of the week,
with the situation probably more com
plex and aggravated than before. If
an agreement, is not reached between
the Krie, Lackawanna, Lehigh Valley
and Western New York & Pennsylvania
and their old employes very soon.
It was more than broadly hinted In
the best Informed circles that the car
repairers who went to work on Friday
would go out again on a sympathetic
strike If their fellows of the car re
palrers' association on the lines men
tioned are not granted the New York
Central scale.
The committee of the lines still out
give the railway managers until 12 to
morrow to grant their demands. lie-
cause of the coming of President De
Couney of the Western New York &
Pennsylvania, on tomorrow and the
Inability of the division superintendent
of the Lehigh to act Independently of
the general offices of the city, there
seems to be no disposition to be arbi
trary about the time limit.
RAID ON AMERICAN GOLD.
Europe Is Preparing To
Borrow
of Uncle bam.
London. May 8. The fact that thi
Bank of Kngland Is apparently unwil
ling to advance New York exchange,
which Is leading many American bunks
to ship their gold to Paris for the
benefit of their American customers at
the exposition, Is made the subject of
a striking protest In many of the finan
cial experts now recognize the fact that
whatever the United States has been
In the past, she I now a gold lending
country, and as a I'-adlns article In
the Statist points out, lias financed
Germany for more than u. year, and
Is employing her balances apparently
now all over Europe.
With the stringency In gold In Eu
Jrp, Great I Italn Is exi-edlni;ly
anxious to cultivate the American caglt
and If France proves a greated at
traction for American surplus wealth
the matter Is likely to prove serious
indeed.
"Without extraordinary supplies from
some direction," says the Statist, "It li
only too likely that the second half of
X'JOO will be very uncomfortable for
Europe. That the United States hat
gold enough to supply all the needs of
Europe there Is no question. Were the
Hank of England willing to give facili
ties for gold Imports at a profit, the
Htatlsl thinks London and not Paris
might yet secure the coveted Arner
lean eagle."
FLIES TO THE FEDERAL COUHT.
Little Hock, Ark.. May 8. lTesld-nt
Allen N. Johnson, of the Little Hock
Traction and Electric company wat
Saturday appointed receiver of the
company by Judge John A. Williams
of the United States district court.
In his petition to the court Mr. John
son claimed that ho was unable to op
erate the cars of the company on ac
count of the strike.
Judge Williams Issued an order re
straining anyone from Interfering In
any manner with the operation of the
cars. No cars have been run on any
of the lines girvce 8 o'clock last night.
POPS KNOCKED OUT.
"o,,eka, Kan., May 8. The Kansas
railroad law, the result of ten years of
populist agitation, was declared uncon
stitutional Saturday by the state su
preme court. The decision not only
leaves Kansas without railroad laws,
but also places the populist party In
an embarrassing position In the state.
The party was born In Kansas as a
result of the anti-railroad agitation
and the railroad question has been the
principal state Issue ever since III
birth.
WOOD HARVEST J! II SALE.
St. Paul. Minn., May 8. Judge Brill
has confirmed the receiver's sale of
the plant of the Wood Harvester com
pany and adjacent property for lUoS,
700 to Roscoe H. Uronson, representing
eastern capitalists who own the Min
nesota Grass Twine works, among
whom Is ex-Senator Warner Miller of
New York. The new company pro
poses to run the harvester and the
binding twine businesses together in
the same plant.
M HS. GOUIJTB SISTER'S DIVORCE.
Bun Francisco, Cal., May 7. Charles
II. Overacker, a rich orchard man, oi
Nlles, a suburb of Oakland, has brought
suit for divorce for desertion against
his wife, who was Helen Clemens, sis
ter of Mrs. Howard Gould. The Over
ackers separated two years ago. Th
wife began missionary work among the
Chinese of Han Francisco's Chinatown,
where she is now engaged.
THRESH I NO MACHINES ENUOUTE,
Sibley, la., May 8. A gaily decotateo
special train containing thirty-six nsw
threshing machines, the Inst one belnK
In operation, was nn attraction on tin
Omaha line Saturday evening. Tin
shipment Is by the Minneapolis Thresh
ing Machine company. Ths train I'
billed for Teiaa and its wheat Osltls
AT
ORfflDO
tVILSONVILLE IS NEARLY DES
TROYED BY A STORM.
SEVERAL PEOPLE HURT
Many Houses and Other Buildings
Destroyed and Property Dam
axe Is Immense.
Wllsonvllle, Neb., May 8. A terrific
ryclone visited this vicinity Saturday
evening at about 6 o'clock and as dark
ness settled over the town and country
It hid an indescribable scene of deso
lation and destruction. Where once
stood beautiful homes there Is scarcely
anything to Indicate that houses stood
there.
The storm began with the worst
hailstorm ever witnessed In this coun-
try. Hailstones measuring nine Inches i
In circumference fell. Thousands o!
windows were shattered and boards and
shingles were broken Into splinters
After the hailstorm subsided a torna
do was seen forming In the southwest.
It passed through the north part of
town and demolished the Presbyterian
church, a brick house, and numerous,
barns and outhouses.
Since the storm your corresponded i
has visited the path of the storm west
of here. I
NIGHT SHUTS OUT SCENE.
A school house two miles west ol .
here was blown Into thousands of plecel
and there Is probably a large amounl
of other damage done which we have
not heard of yet. The night shut out
the scene and the deluge of water pre
vents persons from bringing news to
town. There is destruction everywhere
in the path of the storm and time will
probably bring new stories of losse
to property and perhaps life.
It was absolutely Impossible to give
anything like an adequate idea of the
amount of damage done by the storrr.
before daylight Sunday permitted aj
careful survey of the scene. Wilson
vllle's people were busy all night try
ing to fix up their shattered homes sc
as to protect what was not destroyed
by the wind from being ruined by th
awful downpour of water that followed
Those who were not victims of the
utorm's wrath had all they could at
tend to in assisting their less fortunati
neighbors.
Most serious, though, is the condi
tion of the country along the track ol
the tornado. It Is Impossible to make
a systematic search, and there is nt
telling how many poor sufferers wen
waiting somewhere along the devastat
ed pat for the succor that could nor
reach them.
THE ARMY IS DENOUNCED.
Gen. Greeley Says Army Is a Politi
cal Organization.
Worcester, Mass., May 7. General A
W. Oreely, chief of the signal servlo
;jf the army, spoke of the United Statei
army as a military organization at thi
annual banquet of the Worcester I5oar
of Trade.
He declared that the army was a po
litical organization and that It had no'
advanced during a period of fifty years
If the system, which Is now Imperfect
was to be Improved In future years, i
would be at the cost of tens of thou
sands of lives and millions In treasure
The scddlers. General Greely decbir
id, represented the manhood and Intcg
rlty of the military organization ant
the officers the political ' machine. I
every Incompetent officer In the armj
was discharged It would have a tre
mendous effect and make the army oi
the United States approach the model
Inf the German army of today, which
bf all national military organizations
was the nearest perfect.
SOLDIERS WANT TO FI6HT.
Officers Tired of Doing Police Dutj
In the Philippine.
San Francisco, Cal., May 8. Ensign
Fred Perkins of the navy.a son of Sen
ttor Perklns.who won distinction In thi
Philippines on the gunboat Bennington
fonflrms the story of young officer!
Just returned from the Philippines, wh
lay that there are between 500 and 601
rolunteer officers now at the front whf
lave tendered their resignations tt
Otis. Only a few resignations have evei
eached Washington,
Most of the officers are young met
ippolntcd from civil life. The trouble
Is that the boys are not permitted tt
go after the enemy and finish them
They have to do a sort of police duty
and that means lying In the rain In
soaked camps, and only occaslonallj
having a brush with the enemy. Death
from disease always stares them In thi
face.
BUBONIC PLAGUE IN EGYPT.
Port Bald, May n.-or tne rourcasen, jng P'ourt.ho, B. D., May 7. -The
f plague In the hospital during the Fremont, Elkhorn & Missouri Valley
twenty-four hours three are recovering. jIianwfly company Is preparing for a
A suspected new case was removed t iarK(f Bhlpmcjnt of cattle from the south
an Arab hospital. Plague hospltal tg tnp Uai.K H11g ranK,,, l order
and segregation camps are being estab- tnat tne Kraw, around this city may be
Hshed. Upared for the beef cattle In the fall,
There was a small riot in an Aral! lhe compnny has built pens and chub s
town last night, caused by the natives' sl Mver, a station east of thin city
objection to segregntlon of the possibly WMpre an the unbinding will be done.
Infected people. The plague has prnb. rhfl cy ,.Ml!, ouln.t hns already bro't
bly existed here about a month, and It two t,arid of cattle from Texas,
supposed to have originated from old .rre wintaux, the big Montana cst
rlothes purchased here from crews ol lpmarii wm bring in 1,000 head In ths
rsssels from ths far east lat few. weeks.
PETTI6REW CREATES SENSATION.
Says OO Soldiers Have Committed
Suicide In Luzon.
Washington, D. C (Special.) When
(he senate convened today Mr. Gal-
linger (N. H.), chairman of the pensions
committee, presented a memorial from
j the Union Veterans' Union complaining
( about the government's pension policy,
sad made the memorial the text for a
speech In which he maintained that
the criticisms were unjust. Mr. Gal
I linger closed by saying: "The criticism
of the pension policy of the government
is unjust and unwarranted. The $140,-
000,000 and odd paid out now for pen
sions Is about as much as the govern
ment ought to expend."
Mr. Mason (111.) addressed the senate
In support of the proposition to enact
legislation to prevent the adulteration
of foo(j
When the army bill was taken up
Mr. Turner (Wash.) declared that the
volunteers brought back to the United
States from the Philippines had been
"packed like swine In dark, dirty, filthy,
rotten and antiquated vessels."
Mr. Pettigrew had read many letters
from olilcers and men of the South Da
kota regiment. Commenting upon one
of tne i,.tters Mr. Pettigrew said that
hunareds of soldiers who had served in
tne Philippines were now Inmates of
St. Elizabeth's insane asylum at Wash
ington. At least 200, he declared, had
committed suicide. Mr. Pettigrew alsc
had a letter read which he wrote to
tne pre8aCnt, in which he used most
and abusive language againut
,hB hipf pXec.utive.
Mr Hoar (MaBS i gave notice that
lom0rrow at the conclusion of the morn.
in. houlneas he would move to proceed
to the consideration of the resolution
declaring Mr. Clark of Montana not te
be entitled to his seat in tne sen.ua.
A STEER RUNS WILD.
Brooklyn Has a Smalt Taste of the
Wild West.
New York, May 8. For two hours in
Brooklyn a wild steer caused conster
nation and held at bay the reserves
from the Ralph avenue, Eastern Park
way and Atlantic Avenue police sta
tions. It was finally caught in the tin
shop of Henry Shlpman, 21! Held ave
nue, the interior of which was de
vastated by the maddened animal,
which frightened the bookkeeper, Miss
Manson, Into hysterics. She was taken
In a coach to her home on Bergen
street.
The steer was a big black fellow. He
was taken to the blackslmth shop of
Charles Cook, at Rockaway avenue
and Chauncey street, to be shod. The
animal broke away and ran down Mc
Dougall street, scattering women and
children in every direction.
In addition to the police reserve, a
score of Indians and cowboys from the
KJlks' carnival pursued the cavorting
animal, which plunged Into Fulton
street, thenoe to Broadway and De
Kalb avenue, where It was hca4ed off
by a trolley car. Then It started up
Reld avenue and Into the tinsmith
shop. There It was captured by Bom
ba Happy Jack, Nebraska Bill nd
Kansas Kid, performers at the carni
val. The runaway was taken back to the
show grounds at Broadway and Halstty
street.
THOUSANDS OF JAPS COMING.
Tacoma, Wash., Ma y8. Officers of
the steamship Tacoma, which arrived
from Yokohama Friday, speaking ol
the great number of Japanese flocking
to the United States and British Co
lumbia, say It was current talk In Yo
kohama that there would be 30,000 Jap
anese leave their native country for
British Columbia this summer, and It
Is believed that the number coming tc
the United States will be enormous. The
steamer Tosu Maru Is now due on the
sound with 1,600 Japanese on board,
and the Dalnyvostock, one of the Ta
coma liners, will be here In a few days
with BOO more.
DIES FROM CIVIL WAR WOUND.
Unlontown, Pa., May 8. General Silas
M. Bailey, one of the 306 of the famous
"Old Guard," which stood by General
Grant In the convention. 1SS0, died at
his home here Saturday, aged 84 years,
of brain trouble, which resulted from a
wound received during the war. After
the war President Johnson breveted
him major general of volunteers for
gallant service. He was elected stats
treasurer by the republicans of Penn
sylvania In issl.
BOTHA COMPARED TO CROMW ELL.
Berlin, May 7. The Kretize Zetung
published yesterday a number of diary
notes from a retired Prussian Colonel,
Van Braun, now a prisoner of the
British In South Africa. His notes
speak admiringly of the Boers' fighting
qualities, comparing Botha with Olivet
Cromwell, saying that some day his
torians will stand aghast when It Is
demonstrated with how small numbers
the little Transvaal kept John Bull In
check. These notes have been widely
printed. ,
CATTLE ON THE RANGES.
THE PLH
THE SUFFERINGS OF FAMINE
STRICKEN INDIA.
HORRORS OF FAMINE.
mmense Quantities of Charity Al
ready Bestowed Are as But a
Drop In the Ocean,
London, May 8. The report that chol
tra is strengthening its daily hold on
famine stricken India, brings the pitiful
condition of that country more than
ever to public view. About 93,500,000
persons, for this is the population of
the districts, are sweltering their
squalid existences away amid pestilence
and misery that shows no signs of
abating. Hundreds of thousands of
pounds of good British gold, good Ger
man marks and American corn have
been thrown into the country, but,
judging from the latest advices, all
this charity is merely a drop in the
ocean. The famine and Its attendant
complications appear to exceed in vir
ulence any two previous visitations.
The viceroy. Lord Curzon of Kedle
iton, and the government, are making
ceaseless exertions to meet the terrible
emergency, but the stupendous difficul
ties confronting them prevent ihe pres
ent supplying of relief to more than
5,000,000. In the meantime the native
states are dotted with heaps of dead
and dying and the roads are crowded
with ghastly bands seeking to escape
from the stricken territory, but who
tor lack of food and water mostly suc
cumb in the attempt.
One of the most hopeless features of
the whole affair la contained in the
statement of a special correspondent at
Simal who writes "Ten times the to
tal relief could be laid out In a single
district without fully relieving its dis
dress. All we can hope for Is a suc
cession of good years to put them on
their legs again."
The British districts are reported to
be escaping the large starving and
mortality that marks the natives, but
that their condition is not enviable is
evident from the following description
sent by a Bombay correspondent of the
scene at Ahemadabad, in the presi
dency of Bombay:
"In an open space upwards of 200
were seated, old and young, being fam
ine personified. The smell arising from
their filthy rags was sickening and had
attracted myriads of files. Some, espe
peclaily the old men, were bony frame
work. A girl suckling two children
was ghastly to look at, but the little
ones, with hollow temples, sunken eyes,
and cheeks and the napes of their
necks falling In under their skulls,
which seemed to overbalance their ema
dated bodies, and with wlsp-like arms
and legs, were more dreadful still
Many were suffering from disease and
numbers had the fever. Those who
could work were sent on where tanks
were being dug. Others were given a
meal and passed on. to the poorhouse."
This picture Is from a less seriously
affected part of the country. The suf
ferlng In the remoter districts, where
the famine is worse, where the cattle
have all long since died, where the
water is precious, and where cholera
has now added its dread scourge, can
well be Imagined. . , ,
SIXTEEN THOUSAND OUT.
Philadelphia Strike Extends Over
the City.
Philadelphia, Pa. (Special.) As a re.
suit of the action of the Allied Building
Trades Council In refusing to recognize
the Brotherhood of Carpenters, the lat
ter agreed to work on buildings regard
less of whether union or non-union men
re employed thereon, so long as their
union Is recognized, the Allied Building
Trades Council in retaliation ordered
out all Its men wherever Brotherhood
corpenters are working. SeeretaryAl
len of the Building Trades Council says
that In consequence of this order about
12,000 additional men quit work after 8
o'clock this morning. This makes
about 16,000 men In all employed in the
building trades now on strike In this
city.
This morning's order affects the ex
position building, where hundreds of
men were at work preparing the struc
ture for the republican national conven
tion. This morning's action materially com
plicates the strike situation, as In many
Instances employers who had signed the
scale of the Allied Building Trades
Council and also the Brotherhood of
Carpenters' scale have been forced to
suspend operation because of the order
from the trades' council headquarters.
WOMAN DEIFIES A TRAIN CREW.
Wabash, Ind., Mai 7. Two box cars
In a Big Four train left the rails at
Nlles adn crashed through a one-story
frame building. When the wrecking
crew from this city reached Nlles to
place the cars on the track the men
were confronted by a woman, who with
a revolver demanded damages for the
loss of hir house before she would per
mit the cars ,to be moved. She wus
o.ilclally assured of payment.
QUARANTINE AT PORT SAID. 1
The Hngue, May 7. Port Said anct
the tijeddoh have- been officially de
clared Infected with the plajtnp. All
vessels leaving those ports within ten
days prior to May 4 will have to un
dergo a thorough quarantine.
o ?3U a uizsi
Mr. Tailor Says We Holt Only
Small Territory, ',4,
Washington, D. C. (Special.) Te
senate has adopted the motion of Mr.
Hoar to take up the resolution of the
committee on elections declaring; that
Mr. Clark of Montana was not dely
elected to the senate, and then post- '
poned consideration of the question tor
a week. The army appropriation blH,
after a rather spirited, dabte. was
passed without division. The day clos
ed with the passage of a number of
private pension bills, including bills to
pension Mrs. Julia McV. Henry, wid
ow of the late General Guy V. Henry;
General James Longstreet; Mrs. Mar
garet M. Badger, widow of the late
Commodore Badger, and Mrs. Harriet
Gridley, wife of the late Captain Grid
ley of the navy.
Mr. Tillman and Mr. Pettigrew had a
discussion aa to affairs in the Philip
pines. Mr. Pettigrew contended fiat
no mere fragments of a tribe was op
posed to the United States in the Phil
ippines, but that the entire population
was antagonistic. Only a small circle
of the country around Manila had been
conquered by our forces and he as
serted that a standing army of 100,009
men would be necessary to maintain
order in the islands.
Mr. Teller advocated the amendment
for travel pay, saying we could only
maintain an army in the Philippines
by maintaining a liberal policy. Sup
pose It did cost 7,000,000, that was a
mere bagatelle in the cost of the war.
Mr. Teller said he had been assured
by an army officer who had but re
cently returned from the Philippine
that we did not actually hold a district '
In the island of Luzon bigger than the
District of Columbia. This was no mors
territory than we held a year ago. He
did not, he said, mention this fact, as
a crimination against the government
on this account, but on 'the other side
it was puerile to say that the money
due the troops should be withheld for
mere motives of economy.
IOWA DEMOCRATS MEET.
Largest Gathering Held For Many
Years n Iowa.
Des Moines. Ia. (Special.) Th
ocratic state convention selected -fi
delegates at large to the Kansas City
convention: 7 r
Cato Sells of Vinton, Charles A
Walsh of Ottumwa, John S. Murphy of
Dubuque, George Baker of Davenport.
For alternates: Eldward Evans of Des
Moines, A. Van Wagenen of Sioux City,
L. T. Genung of Mills county, Daniel
P. Stubbs of Fairfield.
The proceedings were characterised
by harmony throughout and the con
vention was the largest held by the
democrats of this state In recent years,
nearly 1,000 delegates being present.
The prevailing sentiment was over
whelmingly for Bryan and the dele
gates were Instructed to vote for. him
as a unit at Kansas City.
In the framing of the platform, the
more conservative element prevailed.
The Chicago platform is indorsed and
the gold standard denounced, but the
ratio of 16 to 1 does not appear in the
resolutions.
The selection of John S. Murphy, ed
itor of the Dubuque Telegraph, was a
concession to the radical advocates of
free silver, r l y.
Temporary Chairman Jeremiah B.
Sullivan received tremendous applause
in response to his denunciation of the
trusts and imperialism and his Indorse
ment of William Jennings Bryan for
president.
Cato Sells and Charles A. Walsh had
no appreciable opposition for delegatea-at-Iaige.
The contest for the other
two places on the delegation was spir
ited and close, resulting In the selec
tion of Murphy and Baker. Frederick
E. White, candidate for governor in
1897 and 1S99, who had been strongly
urged for delegate, withdrew his name
and earnestly advised the nomination
of Murphy.
The convention adopted a resolution
offered by Former Congressman Bullet
providing that the delegates contribute
a fund in aid of the Boers.
TO BE INDICATED BY EXPERT.
Boundry Between Republlos
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Chill and Argentine.
Valparaiso, Chile. (Special.) The
Chilean minister for foreign affairs sol
the Argentine plenipotentiary, author
ized by their respective governments.
have signed an agreement for the ad
justment of the boundary dispute be
tween the two countries. It Is agreed
that when the engineers and the sub
commission which are now erecting
boundary marks between the two re
publics shall have completed their work,
the general line of the frontier shall
be Indicated by experts representing!
both countries. This does not refer to
the disputed territory now under ar
bitration by the queen of Oreat Hritaln.
An attempt is being made in Valpa
raiso to secure a revision of the finding
of United States Minister Buchanan In
the Puna de Atacama dispute between
Argentina and Chile, on the around
that the demarcations Indicated In the
award ore completely vague.
SHAW VETOES INSURANCE BILL.
Chicago, III., May 7. Governor Leslie
M. Shaw, w'o 's 1,1 attendance on ths
Methodist conference In this city, has
sent to Iowa a Veto of the "valued pol
icy" Insurance bill. The governor coa-
llonds that the law mistakes 'the nature.
insurance. The true doctrine Cba
girvemor belle vcs. Is "notion 1ft
cess of actual loss should vs fcjteElM
lectta.". .:,', ' .
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