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JUNE 10, 1904.
Condensed News of the Week
Report? from Tangier say that the bandits
who have in charge Perdicaris and Varley have
threatened to kill the wives of their captives.
American battleships have been sent to straighten
out the affair and a special courier has been sent
to the sultan to apprise him of the disposition of
United States in the" matter.
An Associated press dispatch under date of
Cheyenne, "Wyo., May 31, says: W. H. Reade,
paleontologist of the University of Wyoming, re
ports the discovery in Carbon county of the fossil
remains of a brontosaurus which is the largest
King Edward received in audience last week
the alka of Abeokuta (upper Guinea). The Brit
ish government has made a contract to purchase
all his cotton for three years. The alka wore a
striking robe of canary colored silk, over which
was flung a mantle of canary plush, a pale blue
cap decorated with lizards and high, yellow boots.
The entire family of Guiseppe Obraco of New
York was poisoned by eating canned peas. Two
of them are dead and the others are seriously ill.
An Associated press dispatch, under date of
Paris, May 30, saysi The ministry of war has
caused the arrest ?f an oiilcer who is understood
to have been connected with the Dreyfus affair.
The officer, who is held in close confinement in the
fortress of Mount Valerian, is said to be charged
with using considerable sums of money during the
court martial at Rennes in order to secure the con
viction of Dreyfus. All official information con
cerning the case Is withheld.
Quite a number of men have been mentioned
as worthy to succeed Senator Quay, the more
prominent being George B. Elkln and William
Flynn; but Joseph , T. Sibley, the present con
gressman, from Venango county, up to the present
time, is the only avowed candidate.
J. Gabanska, a young Russian, was arrested
in Chicago after trying to kill a man named Frank
Adams, 4 Gabanska asserted that he had been in
structed by a society to which ho belongs to "kill
five fat and prosperous looking men." A paper
found in his pooket contained the names of Car
ter Harrison and Alderman Honore; but he would
not admit .that he had any intention of assassinat
ing these men. It is thought that he is demented;
but the police are inclined to believe his story.
was a contesting delegation, was tablp.d. Follow
ing this victory, Daniel J. Campau was re-elected
national committeeman from Michigan, and of the
four delegates-at-largo chosen not one was a mem
ber of the Hearst element. The Hearst members
of the committee on resolutions dissented from
the platform prepared by the majority and pre
pared a minority report, but, after the majority
report had been read, failed to present their plat
form. The following elected dologates-at-largo to
the national convention: Daniel J. Campau of De
troit, Thomas E. Barworth of Jackson, John Pow
er of Escanaba and George D. JacKson of Bay
City. The alternates are: Judge James Phoian of
Detroit, C. W. Hendricks of Cass, Hiram Hoyt of
Muskegon and George W. Waedeck of Saginaw.
The convention ratified the selecUon of twenty
four delegates to the national convention made
at the district caucuses in the morning. The res
olutions adopted by the convention were unusual
ly brief. Opening with an expression of confi
dence in the national convention, they refer all
questions of national politics to that body.
Commissioner Richards of the general land
office has been designated by the secretary of the
interior to superintend the opening of the various
Indian reservations provided for by the last ses
sion of congress, beginning with the Chippewa,
opening in Minnesota, June 15, including the Red
Lako, Rosebud and Devil's Lake reservations. -
The Pennsylvania lines west from Pittsburg
are reducing operating expenses to correspond
with the present gross earnings of the system. It
was announced that 1,100 men have been dis
missed from the Panhandle and its various divi
sions, and others are to bo let out as quickly as
their service become unnecessary.
An Associated press dispatch, under date of
Montreal, June 1, says: Bread riots' are Immi
nent here unless the thousands of Italians who
have flocked in from Europe, New York, Boston
and other large cities of the United States can be
led at once. There are at least GOO without money,
food or shelter. Others have shelter, but no food.
.The Italian Charitable society has made its last
distributions and there, is no funds available for
the further relief. The police are preparing -for
Reports from Washington say that the steam
ship Denver is to start out in search of the "Lost
Island of the Pacific." This island is supposed to
be between Honolulu and California Bay. It ap
pears on old Spanish maps; but it is supposed to
be in an unfrequented part of the Pacific off the
line of travel. ,
An Associated press dispatch, under date of
New York, June 1, says: Statistics compiled by
an insurance journal here show that the Ameri
can people are taking out life policies at the rate
of $8,000,000 a day. In the past year all the com
panies combined have paid out claims amounting
to $258,350,000. The aggregate payment to ben
eficiaries, including annuities, etc., was $3464fi3,
700. There are now in force in this city alone
policies aggregating two and one-quarter billions
ber of irrigated farms and the total construction
cost of irrigation systems California holds first
The city council of Cloyolnnd, O., passed an
ordinance making it a misdemeanor to use, give
away or soil a toy pistol or blank cartridge in that
city on the Fourth of July.
Tho state central committee of the people's
party of Illinois mot in Springfield and elocted
thirty-six delegates to the national convention,
which will meet in Springfield July 4. Tho delega
tion is headed by Joseph Hopps, chairman of tho
state central committee.
The anti-Hearst element controlled the Michi
gan democratic convention which met at Detroit,
June 1. There are several district delegates who
favor Mr, Hearst; but the Michigan delegation was
instructed to vote ara unit. The Associated press
report says: The first test of strength was on the
report from the committee on credentials. By a
vote of 527 to 250, a minority report of the com
mittee seating the contesting Hearst delegation
from Manistee, the only county from which there
Henry C Friclc denies that ho is a candidate
for United States senator to fill the vacancy caused
by tho death of M. S Quay.
Tho wage question was discussed from British
and American view points at the joint meeting
of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers of Great
Britain and the American Society of Mechanical
Engineers at Chicago. Six hundred delegates
Tho United States supremo court has ordered
a new seal for tho court for the first time since
1796 The old seal was theslze of a silver ddllar.
The new seal will bo two and one-quarter Inches
Grover Cleveland has written a letter declin
ing .the invitation to speak in Mexico on July 4.
The supreme court of the United States In an
opinion by Justice White upheld the constitution
ality of .the oleomargarine law.
The United States consul at Aden has cabled
the state department that the plague which has
prevailed at that port is oyer.
Oxford, university, England, has decided to
confer the degree of doctor of letters on William
Dean Howells, the American author.
Rear Admiral Mortimer L. Johnson will be
retired. Ho entered the navy from Massachusetts
in 1859 and served through the civil war. He has
been commandant of the Boston navy yard since
The Worcester (Mass.) Spy, one of the oldest
newspapers in the country, has suspended publi
cation on account of financial troubles. The Spy
was founded in 1770, the first Issue appearing in
Boston. Soon afterwards it was driven from the
city on account of its utterance in favor of inde
pendence and its publisher located in Worcester.
Tho currency question in Panama has nearly
been settled on the following basis: The gold
standard will be adopted and the Colombian silver
now in use will be exchanged at 110 per cent. To
prevent 'fluctuations in-the values of the new sil
ver coins the government .will guarantee the r face
value by making a deposit of gold to their full
George J. Gould denies that he Is a candidate
for congress from Now Jersey.
In the sale of tho Princess Math tide's jewels
at Paris, a pearl necklace, formerly tho property
of Queon Sophie of Holland, brought $171,000. It
is said tho buyer represented the German empress.
Tho jury of tho Salon des Artists Francals at
Paris has awarded tho medal to tho American
artist, Seymour Thomas, for his portrait of Honry
Vlgnaud, secretary of the United States embassy.
Sir Henry Irving, at a reception given in his
honor by the Manchester (England) Art club, defi
nitely announced that he would retire from the
stage in 190G.
In California the total area Irrigated is 1,
703,720 acrps. The figures show that In the num,-
The United States) supreme court adjourned
finally until next October.
Judge Purnell, In the United States court at
Raleigh, N. C, fined Joseph Daniels, editor of tho
NGws and Observer, $2,000, and refused an appeal,
on the charge of contempt of court in the editorials
which the News and Observer published last Sunday.
Nineteen soldiers in troop K, Eighth cavalry,
at Fort Riley, Kas., rebelled on account of an in
spection that was Ordered lor 2 o'clock in the af
to'rnoqn. They went to Junction City, wheref,all
but seven of them wore captured later by a dotal!
from the fort, assisted by the police.
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