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THE BED CLOUD CHIEF.
Congress to 60 Askod to Raiso It
to Ten Conts a Pound.
PRESENT RATE IS TWO CENTS,
Dairymen Have lleen nt Work With
Members nnd They Rtpent the Hill
to Fait With l.lttla Opposition
Would He FrohlulllT
Washington, May ttl. A tnomber of
Congress snht to-day tint an clTori
would be made to effect an organlza
(.ton of members of llio llouto repre
senting agricultural district to seeuro
legislation at tho next sossloa of Coif
gross which will raise tho tax on oleo
margarine from 2 cento a pound, tho
present rate, to 10 conts n pound. Tho
Intention, lie said, was, If possible, to
tax oleomargarine- out of existence
Strong pressure was brought to boar
upon rural members during the last
campaign by tho dairy Interests and
the demands thus mado will be licodod
when Cougrcsi meets. As soon as tho
RCHslon opens a bill raising tho tax to
10 cents wilt bo Introduced and It will
bo pressed with vigor.
According to statistics at tho Agri
cultural department tho consul of 1800
gavo tho production of butter in tho
United Mates at about 1,203,000,000
pounds annually. The consus of 1830
made tho total only 807,000,000 pounds.
It Is pointed out that If tho Increase
during tho present deuado has been as
great relatively as it was during tho
procodtng one, tho next census will
show tho production to bo about
1,300,000,003 pounds a year. Tho pro
duction of otcomargariue, as shown
by statistics at tho tntornal rovonuo
bureau, was fiOs.od.) pounds during
the fiscal year ondlng.'Jimo .10, 1898,
au increase of 13,800,000 ovor tho year
preceding. The produotlon for tho
nine months of the current Hi cat year
was 03,000,000, pouuds whloh Indi
cates a total produotlon for tho year
eudtng June 30 noxt of 85,000,000
Tho contention of tho dairy buttot
men Is that tho substltuto butter
which, they assort, costs loss than tho
current market prlco of lard, Is In
competition with tholr product and
brings tho price of gonulno butter
down to an unrcmuuoratlve tlguro.
They Insist that tho oleomargarine
trade should bo destroyed, but If this
can not be accomplished a tax whloh
will make the competition raoro even
should bo Imposed. Another import
ant featuro of tho situation from tho
standpoint of the dalryniin is tho
effect tho oleomargarlno Is having ou
tho foreign trade. It Is assorted that
conditions havo become such that tho
substltuto butter threatens to monop
olize tho foreign trade.
Commissioner Wilson of the Inter
nal revenue bureau said to-day that
tho government rovonuo from oleo
margarine during tho present fiscal
year would aggrogato3l,000,0ua With
tho tax at ten conts a pound nnd tho
production whoro it Is now, the rov
enuo from this sourco would foot up
e,O00,O(iO a year. Mr. Wilson said
Kansas City, Chicago, Omaha, St.
Louis and Cincinnati would pay 00
per cent of this tax.
WILL BE NO DISARMAMENT,
Ilia Feaoe Conference Will Do Nothing
Alone Thai I.lna.
London, May 10. Thcro Is no longer
tho least doubt that tho original ob
ject of tho czar In summoning the
peace conference, which meets next
Friday at Tho Hague, will not bo so
cured. No European state eutcrtalns
any Illusions on tho subject of either
a reduction or limitation of arma
ments. Aftor confldoutal exchanges
of opinion the program of tho confer
ence has. been modified with tho ap
proval of tho Husslan lovernment.
Auy question affecting armaments
will bo discussed, if at all, merely in
an academic way. Tills 1,1 the result
of not only mutual suspicions among
tho groat powers, but particularly of
tho mistrust thoy all fool as to Russia.
So far as questions affecting military
nd naval organization come before
the con ferenco they will bo discussed
only In general terms, whloh In prae
tice would place no restrictions upon
Singularly enough, tho armamonts
if tho powers, instead of diminishing
blnco tho rescript of tho czar, havo
continuously increased. Almost sim
ultaneously with the opening of the
conference the Russia! government
will begin to rearm tho artillery with
tho new quick-tiring gun. There
could be no better commentary upon
the uselessness of tho conference, so
far as tho muln feature of the czar's
proposal is concerned.
Something must bo done, however,
to savo tho prestige of Nicholas, as an
ubsoluto collapse would bo an affront
that would seriously diminish his
prestige. Under such conditions tho
various foreign oftlces havo cast about
for questions, In dealing with which
somu practical results might bo at
tained, and the program to bo consid
ered will deal chiefly with interna
tional arbitration and tho provisions
of tho Geneva convention. In tho set
tlement of both tho United States will
undoubtedly take tho leading rolo,
closely seconded by Great Britain.
l DUatter on Like Superior.
Saui.t Stk. Mauih, Mich., May 10,
Tlio schooner Kelson, dcoply laden
with a eariro of coal, foundered In
Lako Supertor off Qrand Marals last
evening and carried down all hands.
So far us known here, only one man,
Captain Ilaghney, escaped from this,
tho first dlsastor of tho season. The
crew consisted of nlno men.
"liom Paul" b'ttll Fortifying.
JoiiAN.NKsnuna, May 10, Tho work
of fortifying tho redouts and tho hill
tops at points of atrateglo Importance
U progressing rapidly,
DRIVES OUT ALL UNION MEN.
(lonrrnl Morrlam' Htrlngciit Method In
the Iriuho Minx.
WAnn.t Kit, Idaho, May 10 The
crisis In tho labor troubles here will
arrlvo Thursday of this week, Thurs
day Is tho last day allowed tinder tho
recunt proclamation for working min
ers to apply for permits to remain In
underground employment. On that
day tho Inspection of the mtnos all
over tho Coour d'Atones will begin. It
will bo conducted by both tho mili
tary and civil authorities livery mlno
which on that day Is employing men
without permits will bo summarily
closed, Its pumps drawn and a guard
placed ovor It. Up Canyon creek,
where nono oxcopt union minors nro
employod, thoy still sullenly ro
fuse to mako application for
tho cards. In order to sccuro a
permit tho miner must ronounco
membership in tho "society which lias
favored or encouragod" tho recent
lawlessness In tho district. Tho union
Is not named outright In tho printed
forms to which tho applicant must
subscribe. Only about a dozen from
all tho Canyon creek district have se
cured tholr cards. Of thoso who re
main many nro determined to stick
doggedly to tho union to tho last.
Others nro afraid to take out curds
until after tho end of tho week.
Nkw Youk, May la Tho Contral
Federated Labor union unanimously
adopted resolutions denouncing Gen
eral Morrlam for ordering tho dls
bandmontof the miners' uulons In Ida
ho, and instructing tho socrctary to
ask tho war department whether it is
responsible for (ionoral Mcrrlam's con
duet. Dolcgato Harris of tho International
Clgarmakers' union said that through
General Morrlain's odlct tho miners'
trades unions havo been placed out
Ide'thopaleof the taw-aid tho union
should domatid tho withdrawal of tho
odlct and tho investigation and court
martial of (lenoral Morrlam.
"President MoKioley should be
called upon to ordor an Investigation,"
Delegate Rubin of tho Walters'
unlou, said: "All this is tho outcome
A volco: "Shoulder a gun!"
Hkmcna, Mont., May 10 Governor
Smith ha,s addressed a letter to Gen
eral Mcrrlam, commanding general of
tho military forces In the Coeur
d'Alene, whllo that district Is under
martial law, to tho effect that no
moro arrests of persons suspected to
havo been implicated ln the
Wardnor riot may bo made in
Montana without proper authority
from tho state. It has been repre
sented to tho governor by a committee
from tho Hutto labor unions, which
waited on him four days ago, that
steps wcro being takon by (ienoral
Mcrrlam to arrost all miners In Mon
tana suspected of having left tho
Coour d'Aleuo and that if tho military
was pormlttod to do so many men In
nocent of any offonso would bo de
prived of their liberty without procesi
CHINA REFUSES IT.
Itatsla'a Latest Demand Is Turned
Down Chine, a dreatly Eioltad.
Shanghai, May 10. The tsung 11
yamen (Chinese foreign ofQoe) lias re
plied to tho Russian minister at Pek
ing, M. do Oetrs, that tho government
Is unablo to accede to the Russian do
raand, mado last Wednesday, for a
now railway concession connecting
Peking with Russia's present systom
Not sluce tho taking of Port Arthur
by Russia havo the Chinese been so
agitated as over this demand.
Whether M. do Gclrs named a specific
routo Ib not yet ascertainable, somo
officials stating that only a prelim
inary notlco was given by Russia, nnd
others that she Is asking for n lino di
rect from Peking to Shan- Hal-Kwen.
Certainly tho ltrltlsh legation in
Peking had no previous knowledge
that such proposal was coming from
bt. rcteralmrg. Iho concession asked
for would ruin tho existing Northern
railways, in which Ilrlllsh capital to
tho amount of 810,000,000 Is invested,
but thero seems to bo no altcrnatlvo
route, without interfering with plans
for railway extension which tho Chi
nese themselves havo in mind.
It Is believed that Russia's action in
this matter Is Intended to demonstrate
to the world that tho recent conven
tion with Great Britain respecting
sphoros of Interest in China, which
was notified to tho Chinese govern
ment almost before this latest conven
tion was demanded, has not fottered
tho action of Russia at tho court of
Peking, and also to strengthen Rus
sia's prestige with tho Chinese, which
was unfavorably affected by her with
drawal of her late protest respecting
tho Northern railways.
No Street Car In Wichita,
Wichita, Kan., May 10. In accord
ance with a decision rendered by
Judge Dale Saturday, adjudging the
street ears to bo a public nuisance, tho
cars quit running this morning. Tha
lease of the prtsent comnanv exnlrcd
some time ago, but they continued to
run dcsplto the city's protoit. It is
oxpeeted that a new lino will bo built
Mlnonrl State Pain
Coi.uMniA, Mo., May 10. The Mis
souri stato board of agrlculturo has
fixed May 29 as tho dalo of meeting,
! whcn tho
bids of tho various cities
asking for tho stato fair location will
be considered. There aro sovoa com
peting cities Centralla, Marshall,
lllgglnsvlllo, Chtlllcotho, Moborly,
Mexico and Sedalia.
Spenser Not Candidate.
St, JoBia'ii, Mo., May 10. Judgo O.
M. Spencer, general solicitor tar the
Burlington, said to-day that he would
not be a candidate for tho Democrat!
nomination for governor.
A Cablegram Purporting to Como
IT IS CABLED FROM HONG KONG
To Continue the War Until Inrlopentl'
enoe It Bscurnil In V..1tliijton It It
Thought Fretent Negotiation Bin
London, Mny 10. Tho Filipino
Junta, hero has receive 1 tho following
message from Agulnu'do, cabled from
Hong Kong, tinder date of .May 12:
"Tho Filipino government, in ac
cordance with the general feeling of
tho rouutry, has decided to continue
tho war atallcoits until independence
"Tho Filipinos energetically rcfuso
tho American peace overtures, based
on restricted autonomy, coupled with
promises of subsequent self-govern-ment.
"Tho Filipinos demand n atrlct fill
nilmcnt of the articles of tho Ameri
can constitution and treaties con
tracted by tho American representa
tives when imploring a Filipino
alliance- in combatting tho Spaniards.
"All tho Filipino gonerals support
Agulnaldo. General Luna's reported
overtures for poaci aro untrue. Our
army is near Manila, simultaneously
attacking tho whole American line.
The heat and rains are causing many
casualties In tho American army. All
their hospitals aro crowded with sick
and wounded. Four hundred of tho
Cincinnati regiment havo been im
prisoned by General Otis for insubor
dination lnrofuslng to fight.
"The regular troops quartered in
Manila and other towns nra quiet.
Tho volnntoers arc abused and aro
always at tho front with scanty ra
tions. "The discontent betwesn tho Amer
icans and Europeans is general."
Washington, May 10. A satlsfao-
Cory conclusion Is expected by the ad
ministration from tho conference
which will be held by tho American
Philippine commission with tha com
mission which Agulnaldo proposes to
send to Manila.
In his dispatch to tho war depart
ment yesterday, General Otis an
nouncad that Agulnaldo had sent a
messeugor to him expressing a wish to
end tho commission "to arrange
terms of peace." The administration
officials express the opinion that this
commission will submit to President
Schurman and his associates tho an
swer of Agulnaldo to ttie proposition
mado by tho American commission to
Colonel Argttencs, Agulnaldo's emis
sary, regarding the character of gov
ernment which would be given to the
Filipinos and whloh Arguenos de
clared was satisfactory.
It Is probably apparent to tho Fil
ipinos that thero is nothing to be
gained by conducting negotiations for
tho purposo of obtaining a temporary
cessation of hostilities. General Otis
will not grant an armistice, and ho
has shown that ho does not propose
to atop fighting, no matter how many
peace emissaries Agulnaldo may send
to Manila unless they agree to uncon
In his dispatch General Otis show. ,
dosplte the fact that Agitina do stules,
his purposo to send a commission to
arrange peace, that ho Is making
--;pratlor.- to continue military op
erations. It Is evident to the officials
from this dispatch that General Otis
has found It necessary to chango his
plans, lie has been making prepara
tions to attack Bacolor, where 0,000
Insurgents aro believed to bo en
camped, and it is presumed that the
movements reported to-day still have
that point as tho objective.
General Law ton is making exeollont
progress in his northward march, and
tho dispatch of Major Kobbo with
1,500 men ip the Rio Grande, support
ed by gunboats and cascoes, is for tho
purposo of cnabllug Genoral Lawton
to crots the Rio Grande without mo
lestation by tho enemy.
The plan apparently contemplates
tho rapid swinging of Lawton to tho
west, General MaoArthur to remain
at San Fernando, between tho Insur
gents at Bacolor and those at Mexico,
and Kobba is to take a statlou so as to
prevent them from crossing the Rio
Grande. MacArthur Is also needed at
his present point to protect communi
cation with Manila.
ONE WAR PRIZE IS LOST,
the Supreme Court Bale la ITavor of
m Vrenoh Veeiel.
Wabhinoton, May 16. Tho United
States supreme court to-day decided
tho prize money case of tho French
steamer Ollnda Rodriguez, tho first
of tho naval prize roonoy
cases growing out of tho Spanish
war to reach the court Tho dcolslon
directed that tho vessel, which was
captured off San Juan, Porto Rieo,
July 17, and has been hold since by
this government, shall ha returned to
its owners upon the eround that It
was not proven that tho steamer's of
ficers intended to onter tho block
aded port. The court held Incident
ally that tho blockade of San Juan wus
Will Fight Tammany.
Nkw Yohk, May 10. Acting under
orders from tho national Democratic
committee, it is said, a hundred Chi
cago platform Dcmoorats mot in this
city and took stops thoroughly to or
ganize tho city at once, and later tho
stato of New York, to dofy Tammany
Hall. A committee of twenty was ap
pointed to arrange the five boroughs
for systematic work. James R. Brown
proaided at the meeting and after tho
meeting Bald that a contesting delega
tion of Bryan and Chicago platform
men will bo sent from this state t
the next national convention.
GOMEZ WITHDRAWS HIS AID,
nroofct InformnJ That the Uanaral Will
Not Dlltrlhutn tha 3,000,000.
Havana, May 10. General Maximo
Gomez Informed Governor General
llrooko to-day that ho could no longer
act as representative of tho Cuban
army in the distribution of tho 93,000,
000 appropriated for tho payment of
the Cuban troops.
General Gomez said that ho had ar
rived at this daclslon with groat re
luotanco and with tho most friendly
feelings toward Goncr.il Hrooke per
sonally and officially, but ho felt ho
could no longer represent tho Cuban
army because a cabal, which Is com
posed of many of tho subordin
ate commanders, existed to oppose,
nnd, if possible, defeat the pluns
for partitioning the money. Ho ex
plained that formor mombers of the
Cuban Military assembly, lod by
Mayal Rodriguez, Manuel Sangullly,
Juan Gaulbertta, and othof malcon
tents, had organized a majority of tho
officers ngainst him apparently, and
though Gomez might persist and carry
tho payment to a successful conclu
sion, ho was disgusted and wished to
wash his hands of the wholo business.
Therefore, ho thought that if he loft
General Hrooke freo tho latter would
be able to act with equal effectiveness
Genoral llrooko expressed sympathy
with General Gomez, and said ho
regretted tho position he had taken,
but, tho American commander addod,
If his decision was unchangeablo ho
would proceed to, deal with tho
question alone. Ho has tho rolls
of tho privates and non-commissioned
officers who wero willing to
accept 85 ench, and this amount will
bo offered upon the conditions pre
viously laid down. A forcible disarm
ament of tho Cuban troops will be tho
ttltlmato procedure, provided the
events of the next two or three weeks
show that suoh action is necessary.
TO iiELIEVE SPANISH FORCE,
General Otis Eipaolat to Sand Amerl-
can Soldier to Uarrlson Zaaaboanga.
Washinoton, May to. It Is ex
pected at the war department that
General Otis will take atops at one
to replace tho Spanish garrison at
Zamboanga with Unltod States troops.
Tho indications aro that a compara
tively small force will sufdoa, provided
that it is supported by one or two
gunboats. Zamboanga Is of groat
strateglo importance, being tho capi
tal of tho island of Mindanao, the sec
ond largest in the Philippine group
and a good 6oaport. It was to this
point that the Spanish forcos retreat
ed from Hollo when that town was
evacuated without notice tto the Amer
ican forces. The town is easily de
fensible with a small artillery force.
The fact that tho insurgents aro in
possession of rapid flro guns makes
tho situation at Zamboanga moro seri
ous, but It is not bollovel hero that
they havo a large supply of the am
munition necessary to operate tho
weapons, which will consequently
soon becomo useless to them.
;nto a nest of insurgents.
Up .bottt Meat tha Rebels at Cloia
Qutrlnri Two Americans Killed.
Manila, May 10. Tho "tin clad"
gun boats Luguna do Bay and Cava
donga nnd a launch under Captain
Grant ran into a nest of Insurgents
concealed in the bushes on both sides
of the Rio Graodo river, three miles
above Caluraplt, ycatorday aftemoou
and wero roceived with heavy volloys
at short range. A sergeant in tho
Utah battery was killed and one private-
was wounded. Opening wlCh
thctr rapid flro guns the Americans
killed twenty of tho natives and
wounded several others. They filled
the junglo with a hall of shot for half
an hour until the enemy fled.
WE MAY ACQUIRE A SULTAN.
Nattvrs of the Sains Are Mohammednni
Tha Itnter May Have to He rail.
Washington, May 10 Through un
official agents tho government has
beon quietly making investigation
into tho state of affairs in the Sulu
group, just to tho south of the Visa
yas islands, with a view to determin
ing whether by good management
the inhabitants cannot be brought
into allegiance to tho Unltod States
without insurrection. Tho natives
aro generally Mohammedans and owo
allcglauce to a sultan whom the Span
lards havo nevor been able to bring
Into moro than nominal submission.
He maintains a harem and lives in
stato, and It Is probablo that an an
nuity will havo to bo provided for him
out of 'the revenues of the islands
after tho United States takes posses)
They Swindle Kx-Blavet.
Wasiunoton, May 10. Thousands
of negroes in this country are Induced
to believe that they are to bo pen
sioned by the United States govern
ment upon showing that they rere
formerly slaves. Tho promoters of
this scheme have been at work for
several yoars and it Is estimated that
more than 9150,000 in small sums has
bcon collected by them.
Wasiunoton, May 10. Admiral
Dewey's home-coming by way of the
Mediterranean Is likely to give occa
sion for distinguished honors from the
navies of Europe, most of them being
represented by extensive squadrons in
those watcrj, and somo of them hav
ing tholr chief naval stations In. Medi
terranean ports. Already Ambassa
dor Cambon, of France, has called tho
attention of tho authorities at Paris
to tho return of Admiral Dewey by
way of tho Mediterranean and the
probablo sailing of his flagship Olym
phla past tho French naval porta la
AFFAIRS OF STATE
EVENTS OF INTEREST TO
TlmMy Mention of thn Doing of the Na
tional Congrci, Departmental nnil Kx
ecntlve Official Actions, and Movement
f Army and Nary.
Wednesday, May 10,
The fifth immune regiment which
arrived from Cuba a few days ago, has
reached Camp Meade, Pu., where they
will be mustered out soon.
Nebraska patents Issued yesterday:
Clarence A. llrndley, Jteatrlce, anti
septic wire fence tool; Joseph II. Acker,
lullnn, sulky attachment for harrows.
The president has commuted to fif
teen years the life sentence of Kllsworth
do Franco convicted in Nebraska in
1803 of highway robbery of a mull
Postmaster Bushncll of Lincoln is in
consultation with the federal postofllec
officials in the effort to secure, addi
tional postofllec facilities for tho Lin
Senator Thurston called upon the
land commissioner yesterday and re
ceived tho promise of an additional
clerk at the Sidney land office. Busi
ness nt Sidnej has increased threefold
within the last ycur.
Secretary of Agriculture Wilson has
gone to New Orleans to examine Into
the sugar Interests. He will also in
vestigate the agricultural situation in
tho lower Mississippi valley states.
All tho hope of reconvening the
iolnt Amcrlcnn-Canadiun commission
in August lms been abandoned. The
conference will adjourn, after having
mado good headway towards the draft
ing of un agreement, owing to an un
expected and insurmountable obstacle
In the shape of the lumber" and bound
Admiral Dewey, upon his return to
the United States, is to bo presented a
monster testimonial, consisting of
autograph letters from nearly every
member of President MeKinloy's cabf-.
net, governor's of statesand prominent
United States scnatocs.
Thursday, May II.
Spanish papers advlso Spaniards in
Cuba to avoid Cuban politics.
Tho French government is figuring
on using American coal on its war
ships. Tho United States naval transport
Badger, with tho Satnoan commission
aboard, is due at Apia.
Everyone of the eighty or more post
ofliccs in Puerto Rico will soon be fly
ing the United States Hug.
Secretary Alger has gone to Ilnrris
burg, Pa., to bo present at the unveil
ing of tho equestrian statue of General
Many of the school houses In Puerto
Rieo have been supplied with United
States flags through private enter
prise. Captain Coghlan has informed the,
navv dennrtment that an examination
of the Raleigh allows her to havo bus-,
stained no damage in grounding.
The talk of an extra session of con
gress has more behind It than Idle gos
sip. It is said the president is anxious
that the Philippine and finance ques
tions be settled before tho opening of
the 1000 cumpalgn.
Reports received from Manila are to
tho effect that tho Filipino congress
will undoubtedly declare for peace. A
recent meeting of that body was held,
and whllo n, quorum was not preseul
tho sentiment of tho members who
were on hand was pronounced in favor
Tho result of Postmaster Bushnell's
visit to the federal postotlico depart
ment is that Lincoln, Neb., will have
two additional carriers, besides sever
al other facilities which will serve to
expedite the distribution of mail.
The United States transport Burn
Bldo, In distributing the 83,000.000 nl
loted by the congress of the United
States government for the payment of
the Cuban troops, will circumnavigate
the island, tlio paymaster, under es
oort, going into the interior from
various ports whern she touches.
Friday, Mny 13.
The secretary of the treasury has
forwarded a warrant for $91,4H3 to tho
governor of Iowa on account of reim
bursement for expenses in raising
troops for the war with Spain.
Tho remains of General If. C. Kgbcrt
were interred at Arlington cemetery
yesterday afternoon, with full military
honors. All thu available tioops in
the vicinity of Washington nnd many
distinguished army officers wero in
The war department will not send
any more troops to Manila by way of
New York and thu Sue, canal. All
troops now under orders or Manila or
to be oidercd thero during tho next
fow montns will be scut by the way of
San Francisco. Neither will nny of
tho returning troops to the United
States como by tho way of Suez, as
Secretary Alger believes their health
would be endangered by going through
the Indian ocean and along equatorial
latitudes during tlio summer.
Saturday, May 13.
Postmaster General Ktnory Smith
has issued tho following order: "Post-mast-
at presidential postofflces are
rcqu d to give their personal at
tention to tho business of the their of
fice and must not absent themselves
therefrom for a longer period than one
or two days without authority granted
upon written application to tlio de
partment. A violation of this order
wlll'be deemed sufficient cause for re
moval." Charles C. Clark will appear before
the industrial commission as a witness
in the investigating of trusts. Ho is a
distiller at Peoria, 111., uudwasa mem
ber of tho old whisky trust, but de
clined to enter tho pretent organiza
tion, and will appear before the com
mission in opposition to trusts.
xiic nrst regiment Nebraska volun
teer infantry Is taking the unusual
step of respectfully petitioning the di
vision commander, Major General Me
Arthur, to temporarily relievo them
from duty at tho front. Tho regiment
is badly exhausted by the campaign in
which it has taken an active part, and
not many moro than 300 men of the or-
Iganizatlon aro at present fit for duty.
Senator Thurston has received as
suranco that Wallace llroatch of Oma
ha would be appointed to tho marine
A telegram was received nt the Jap
anese legation announcing the death
of General Viscount Knwaknml, chief
of the headquarters stall of tho im
perial army of Japan.
Monday, Mny IS.
The United States steamer Resolute,
which has arrived at Portsmouth, N.
II., from Havana, will go out of com
mission at the crew of Viz men will bo
discharged or transferred.
Admiral Dewey's home coming by
way of the Mediterranean In likely to
give occasion for distinguished honors
from foreign powers, most of them
being represented by extensive squad
rons in thoso waters, and somo of them
having their chief naval stations at
The fallowing dispatch from Major
General Otis, giving tho status of tho
situation as it now exists in the oper
ations against tho insurgents, has been
received at tho war department. Tho
date is Manila, May II: "Lawton
from Iiallnag has taken lido Fonso
and San Migi1 to northwest; loan
light and driving considerable force of
enemy. Gunbats and canoes accompa
nying 1,500 men under Kobbe up Rio
Grande river from Cnlumplt depart 10.
"MacArthur remains at Sun Fernando,
covering country. Yesterday
messenger from Agulnaldo expressing
wish to send commission to Manila for
conference with United States commis
sion to arraugc terms of pence. Direc
tions given to pass representative in
surgents to Manila should it proscnt
Tuesday, Mny 10.
Secretary Gage has returned from
his outing at Hot Springs, W. V.
A member of the administration de
nies there will be an extra session of
congress in October.
Admiral Farragut's famous old flag
ship the Hartford, for many years sta
tioned on the Pacific eoast.'is to como
cast and will be used as a training'
The fourth and last of the $.",,000,000
treasury warrants paid to Spain for tho
Philippines was placed at the National
City bank at New York by ti represent
ative of the French embassy.
Naval officers are protesting against
the proposed chango of uniform In the
navy. They urgo that tho expenso
will be great, and that it is the result
of caprice on the part of a few. Sec
retary Long has deferred action. j
It is expected at the war department)
that General Otis will replace the Span
ish garrison at Zamboanga with U. S.
troops. Tho place is one of great
strategic importance, being the capital
of the island of Mindauoa, tho second!
largest in the Phlllpplno group, and a
There Is an unwritten law in Prince
ton, New Jersey, that no circus parado
must tinss through tho street. Pawnee
Bills Wild West show disregarded it,
and a battle between tho showmen and
700 university studentsensucd.Q Rocks,
eggs, cannon crackers, etc., were
weapons. No damage.
High officials in the war department
express the belief that the situation in
Cuba is serious, and that careful nnd,
diplomatic management will be needed.
The United States supreme court has
held that the steamer Ollndc Rogri
guez. the first navy prlzo cuptured,
shall be returned to its owner on tho
ground that it was not proven that
the steamer's officers intended to enter
a blockaded port. The court held in
cidentally that the blockade of Sao
Juan wus effective.
THE JURY HELD HER INSANE.
Uortha 1111, tain Aoqnltte I of the Chare
of Murdering liar Mother.
PiTTsnuito, Pa., May IS. Bertha
Boilstctn, who has bsen on trial for
the murder of her mother, was ac
quitted at tho opening of court to
day, tho jury rundering a verdict of
not guilty by reason of insanity. Miss
Bcllstcln displayed no emotion whon
tho verdict was announced, and was
remanded to jail. Miss Bailsteln did
not recover from the shock of her
father's unexpected death. Sho is a
Spiritualist, nnd being told by a mo
dlum that her father was lonely alio
decided to kill herself. While pro
parlug.to commit suicldo she deter
mined to kill hor tnothor also. After
sho shot her mother she shot herself;
GRAND STAND GOES DOWN,
four Tlmmand Feoplo Were on It View
ing a 1'lreworkt Display.
Paiiis, Texas, Muy 15. About 0:30
o'clock last night tlio grandstand on
which wcro seated 4,033 persons
witnessing a display of fireworks felt
with a crash. No one was killed but
a grfat number wero injured, somo
probably fatally. Tho pyrotcchnloal
display was the closing entertainment
of tho firemen's convention. Tho
staging was overcrowded and secmod
to give way in all parts at once, and
BICYCLE TRUST FORMED,
Called the Amerloau Uleyolo Company
and Hat a Capital of SO,O0O,OO0.
Thknton, N. J., May 15. Articles
of incorporation ware filed with tho
secretary of stito last night of tho
American Blcyclo company, with aa
authorized capital of 830,000,000. It
is understood that tho company will
take over tho blcyclu manufacturing
plants on which A. G. Spauldlng
holds options, which Includo most of
tho great concerns of this country.
Elephant ai Ntire.s
Siamese women intrust their chil
dren to tho care of elephants, who uro
careful never to hurt tho llttlo crea
tures; and It danger threatens, tho
sagaclouj animal will curl tho child
gently up in his trunk nnd swing it up
and out nt harm's way upon Its owu
Great Ilrllaln's Doctors.
Tho Lancet, in a statement of tho
number of doctors in Great Britain
holding British degrees, gives the total
number of practitioners at 34,091. s, .
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