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lerryboat Nortbfield Goes Down With
Hundreds of Passengers ,
LOSS Of LIPE IS NOT YET KNOWN
Jersey Central Express IJoat Munch
Chunk Does the Mischief As Crash
Cumo Water Was Instantly Filled with
Struggling MOD and Women *
( NEW YORK , June 14. One of the
most frightful ferry collisions in the
liistory of this city took place at 6
o'clock this evening just off the foot of
Whitehall street. The Northfield of
the Staten Island ferry , crowded to
the guards , was run Into and sunk In
nine minutes by the Jersey Central
railroad express boat Mauch Chunk.
A score or more of passengers are
dead , but the total drowned may not
be discovered for days.
Within three minutes after the col
lision the water was filled with frantic
men and women , screaming for help
and struggling to keep above the sur
face. Before the Northfield had gone
more than 200 feet from its slip it be
came apparent that a collision was in
The captains of both vessels rang
furiously to their engineers to stop
and back , full speed astern , and btoh
boats -whistled loudly. Then the crash
came. A startling cry of fear as if
from one voice was heard , then the
shrieks and shouts of the hundreds
packed on the Staten Island ferry.
Scores of women fainted. Others leap
ed madly into the water. The boats
after an instant's pause succeeding the
ramming , separated. Through a great
ragged hole torn In the berryboat's side
water streamed in a torrent. Many of
the women were hysterical and with
whitened faces and tears running down
their cheeks they clutched to the life
savers , which were tightly secured in
a network of wires.
With but few exceptions every man
aboard behaved like a hero. All knew
the Northfield was mortally hurt. It
was rolling heavily and sinking rap
idly. But these men , some of them
laborers going from their work , others
bankers from Wall street returning
to their country houses on the island ,
thought first of the women and chil
dren. Scores of men seized little ones
in their arms or took charge of the
two or three women nearest them and
encouraged them and cheered them
with assurances of safety. Many of
the women refused to be quieted , seized
life preservers and jumped.
Tugs and craft of every sort , hearing
the dying siren of the stricken boat ,
steamed full speed toward her from the
bay and from North and East rivers.
The Northfield was just floating , a
crippled hulk , as the first tug boat
reached it. In scores of cases , women
climbed over the rail on the saloon
deck and held their hands beseeching
ly to the tug boats , almost letting go
their hold before the boats were with
in 100 feet.
As fast as the pug nose of a tug
boat bumped against the side of the
Northfield it was black with struggling
men and women , grasping in terror at
anything that promised a hand-hold to
safety. In the front part of the North-
field a dozen men passed women and
children to the nearest tugs , picking
them off the side guards , where they
clung in water to their knees and half
unconscious with terror.
12:30 a. m. No bodies have yet been
recovered from the Northfield. The
loss of life can only be estimated by
reports to the police from eye wit
nesses. There was a full tide flowing
and there is little hope of recovering
any bodies tonight.
May Adopt Australian Plan.
HAVANA , June 15. Senors Brava.
Silva , Aleman , Betancourt and Zayas
have been appointed by the constitu
tional convention a committee to draw
up the electoral law. It is probable
that the Australian system will be
Illinois Keeps Up Pace.
NEWPORT NEWS , Va. , June 15.
The battleship Illinois arrived at the
shipyard this afternoon at 5 o'clock
after a remarkable run down the coast ,
during which she made an average
speed of fifteen knots under natural
American Banks Abroad.
WASHINGTON , D. C. , June 15. The
state department has been informed
by Deputy Consul General Hanauer , at
Frankfort , Germany , that steps are be
ing taken for the creation of a federal
bureau of technics in the empire.
Conger | n Washington.
WASHINGTON , June 15. Hon. E.
H. Conger , United States minister to
China , is in Washington for the pur
pose of calling on the president and
Secretary Hay preparatory to his re
turn to Pekin. He expects to see
both these officials today. Mr. Conger
has been kept fully advised by the
state department of Chinese affairs
since his departure from China , but
desires a personal interview with thq
president and Secretary Hay.
THE UNION PACIf 1C DEAL
Reported Control of St. Ptal Send * Up
Stock of Both Roads.
NEW YORK , June 14. The rumor
was circulated In Wall street , whether
for stock jobbing purposes or not re
mains to be seen , that the Union Pa
cific has got control of the St. Paul
by the transfer to John D. Rockefeller
of $25,000,000 worth of St. Paul stock
by an unnamed holder , supposed to be
James Henry Smith , known as "SI-
lont" Smith. The story was denied by
SL Paul people , but as it had the ef
fect of sending Union Pacific up 5 2-8
points and St. Paul up over 4 points ,
both Issues were heavily dealt in.
According to the story , Smith and
his associates had Iff their possession
$25,000,000 worth of St. Paul stock
which has for years been locked up.
Recently J. J. Hill wanted to control
the road in connection with the Great
Northern , and learning that the Smith
coterie controlled nearly a third of the
capital stock , which is 881,520 shares ,
or $88,152,000 , he made overtures look
ing toward -the acquisition of their
Smith could not be persuaded to sell ,
and Hill took the Chicago , Burlington
& Quincy road. Then followed the fight
over the Northern Pacific , -which re
sulted in the recent panic. Mr. Rock
efeller is now supposed to have in
duced Mr. Smith to sell his shares. It
is said that among Smith's associates
were two of the St. Paul directors.
A LOCOMOTIVE BLOWS IP.
Engineer and Fireman Killed and An
other Man Injured.
COLUMBUS , Neb. , June 14. As a
result of a boiler explosion on a
Tjnion Pacific engine two men are dead
and a third fatally injured.
The dead :
ENGINEER CHARLES J. FULMER ,
FIREMAN DAVID JENKINS of
William Fleming , head brakeman ,
Omaha , severely scalded , leg broken ;
The engine was one of the large
class , No. 1831 , drawing train No. 17 ,
in charge of Conductor Wallace and
Engineer Fulmer. When about four
miles east of Clarks the boiler explod-
ed without a moment's warning. The
engine is said to be completely de
stroyed. One car was derailed and
traffic delayed about four hours. Parts
of the wrecked engine were found 100
yards from the track. The boiler ,
which was found fifteen feet or more
from the track , half buried in the soft
mud and its pipes and sheathing wonderfully -
derfully twisted , has been dug up and
subjected to a careful examination
with a view to determining if possible -
ble the cause of the explosion. This ,
however , is still a mystery.
Government Bny Corn.
MINNEAPOLIS , June 14 A num
ber of members of the Farmers' Alli
ance listened to an address by George
H. Phillips of Chicago at the West
hotel. The address dealt principally
with corn and corn "corners. " . "Let
the government , " he said , "tax the
farmer a cent a bushel on his corn
crop and with the money build ele
vators in which to store 100,000,000
bushels of corn and pay 40 cents ,
Chicago basis , for it
American Coal for France.
WASHINGTON , June 14. Consul
General Gowdy at Paris , in a communi
cation to the department of state , ex
presses the opinion that American coal
can be advantageously placed in com
petition with coal imported from other
countries into Europe , especially in
view of the recent imposition of the
English export tax on that product.
The main obstacle in this regard , he
says , would be the high rates of ocean
White House Sick Report.
WASHINGTON , June 14. After
the usual morning consultation of .
Mrs McKinley's physicians the following -
lowing bulleting was issued : "Mr" .
McKinley s physicians report that hef
condition continues to improve. "
Former Falrfleld Boy Drowns.
FAIFFIELD , Neb. , June 14. A tel
egram from Kansas City announces
the death , by drowning , of Glen
Prickett , the youngest son of the late
Hon. W. S. Prickett He was born
and brought up here.
Mrs. Pullman Wants Divorce.
CHICAGO , June 14. Mrs. Lyn
Pullman today filed suit in the Cook
county court for divorce from George
M. Pullman on the ground of deser
Professional Swine Judges.
DES MOINES , la. , June 14. The
Association of Professional Swine
Judges met here in connection with
the annual meeting of the State
Swine Breeders' association. The as
sociation expressed a serious grievance
against the Iowa state fair manage
ment on account of the fair people
having disposed of a buil'ling for $50
which had been for many years used
by the judges of swine , leaving them
without any place for headquarters.
Ouban Constitutional Convention Adopts
the Flatt Amendment ,
ONLY POUR DELEGATES ABSENT
Vote Represents Actual Majority ot the
Entire Body Senor Ferrer Believes
Acceptance to Be the Best Solution to
the Cuban Problem.
HAVANA , June 13. The Cuban con
stitutional convention today accepted
the Platt amendment by a vote of sixteen -
teen to eleven. The resolution to ac
cept was carried without discussion.
Immediately after the opening of
the session Sonors Tamio , Valluendas
and Quesada , constituting a majority
of the committee on relations , submit
ted as a substitute-Tor the committee's
former report the Platt amendment as
passed by congress , recommending
that it be accepted and made an ap
pendix to the constitution. In the vote
on the resolution twenty-seven dele
gates present divided as follows :
In favor of acceptance : Senors Capote
pete , Vllluendas , Jose M. Gomez , Ta-
mayo , Monteagudo , Delgado , Betana
court , Glberga , Lloreente , Quesada ,
Sanguilly , Nunez , Rodrlquez , Berriel ,
Quilez and Ferrer.
Opposed to acceptance : Senors Zay-
as , Aleman , Eudaldo , Tamayo , Juan
Gualberto Gomez , Cisneros , Silvala.
Fortun , Lacret , Portuondo , Castro
Senors Rivera , Correoso , Gener and
Robau were absent Senors Gener
and Robau voted against acceptance
in the previous division.
WASHINGTON , June 13. The news
of the adoption of the Platt amendment
ment by the Cuban constitutional con
vention \ was received with genuine
gratification . here. . The administra- .
iff.- -m *
tion officials all along have felt confi
dent that its ratification would be ac
complished when the Cubans realized
that this government was firm in its
attitude regarding the amendment and
that its acceptance would be necessary
before the United States would consent
to withdraw its supervision from the
Now that the Cubans nave demon-
trsted their good faith in the United
States it is expected that a fairly
speedy evacuation of the island will
follow , contingent only upon the establishment
tablishment of a stable government in
the island. Just to what extent the
United States will require practical
evidence of this fact is not definitely
known , but the officials here think that
such steps should be taken by the Cubans
bans as will demonstrate their ability
to maintain order and peace , so that
the interests of all the people , native
and foreign , shall be adequately pro
tected. An effective police fore and
other measures necessary to the prefi
servation of good order and sanitation
are deemed as essential prerequisites
in the formation of the new govern-
ment. The mere physical question of
the withdrawal of the American mi-
litia from the island can be accomplished -
plished without much delay. j
One cabinet officer , speaking of the
matter tonight , expressed the opinion
that if the ether requirements are met
-withdrawal might be accomplished
during the summer and that Cuban
independence might be a reality by
General Wood communicated to the f
War department officially the fact that 1
the amendment had been adopted. o
When Secretary of State John Hay
read the dispatch he said : "As an old Si
friend of Cuban independence for the
last thirty years , I am most gratified
to- learn that the Cuban conventiou
has done what is so clearly to the ad h
vantage of the Cuban people. " y
Closing Down Shipyards.
ATLANTA , Ga. , June 13. A special SC
from Newport News , Va. , says : It
was announced that 1,000 men will be
laid off at the yards of the Newport
News Shipbuilding and Drydock com
pany on account of the machinists'
Mrs. Botha Reaches Brussels.
BRUSSELS , June 13. Mrs. Botha ,
wife of Commandant General Louis
Botha , arrived here today. She was
received at the railway station by Dr.
Stlllwell's Bond Issue.
MEXICO CITY , June 13. The bond
Issue of the railways taken over by the .
Stilwell group of American capitalists ,
and which they will extend to Tam-
pico , giving this city a direct route to
that port , is $9,000,000 ( gold. )
Hears Committee Reports.
MILWAUKEE , June 13. Today's
session ot the supreme lodge , Knights
of Honor , was taken up mainly with
the consideration of reports from the .
committees on credentials , necrology
and laws. Rhode Island's right to a .
second representative in the supreme
body was recognized. The laws com-
mittee's report approved all the offi s <
cial decision rendered by the supreme
dictator since the last session and the
satire report was adopted j
NO HOPE FOR SEVENTEEN MEN.
Imprisoned In Burning Shaft , with Black
Damp Filling I'It.
PITTSBURG , June 12. Time only
adds horror to the mine explosion
which occurred at No. 2 mine of the
PIttsburg Coal company at Port Royal.
Three men were rescued and seventeen
others arc Imprisoned in the burning
mine. Last night the miiie was re
ported at the offices of the company
here to be on fire and Division Super
intendent William McCune and P. F.
Allison of this place started for the
scene. They entered the mine with
Fire Boss John Kreck , who carried an
open lamp. Three explosions followed
at intervals of a few moments , the
large fan being inadequate to counter
act the rash of fire damp. Many of
the miners escaped , but latest reports
state that McCune and Allison
fifteen miners are beyond reach
ENGLAND HAS THREE RIVALS.
Admiral Seymour Considers the United
States the Greatest.
SHANGHAI , June 12. Admiral Sir
Edward H. Seymour , British com-
mander-ln-chlef of the China station ,
was the principal guest of the China
association at is annual banquet last
evening. In the course of a speech
protesting against the policy of trade
exclusion , the admiral said Great
Britain had three powerful rivals , the
United States , Russia and Germany.
Of the three the United States was the
greatest of its trade rivals , but the
rivalry was not in conflict with Great
Britain's policy of the open door. Ger
many was a keen competitor both as
regards trade and sea power. Great
Britain some day would have to reck
on with the latter. Russia was not
only extending its territory , but was
Five Counterfeiters Found.
WATERLOO , la. , June 11. Sheriff
William M. Law of Black Hawk
county and Special Detective George
Jeannin arrested five men here today ,
charging them with counterfeiting.
They were completely equipped with
dies for making 10 , 25 and 50-cent
pieces and dollars. The dies were
manufactured , it is alleged , by one of
the men under arrest , who is employ
ed in one of the foundries in this
city. It is not believed much spuri
ous coin has yet been floated or
made. The men under arrest are
Will English , Will and Frank Fans-
termaker , Frank Raphael and Mike
Hubbard. They will be turned over
to the United States authorities just
as soon as officers arrive here to take
One Missionary from Omaha ,
NEW YORK , June 12. A series of
meetings will begin today before the
Presbyterian" foreign mission board
for the purpose of bidding farewell to
forty-four missionaries from various
parts of the country. The exercises
will extend until June 19 and the
meetings will be addressed by some
of the most distinguished men in the
denomination. O ne of the missioniar-
ies ( is from Omaha.
Conger as Far as Chicago.
CHICAGO , June 12. E. D. Conger ,
United States minister to China , pass
ed through Chicago last evening on
his way to Washington , where he will
see the president and receive his final
instructions as to what is the policy
of the administration and what course
he shall pursue in Pekin. Mr. Conger
sails from San Francisco June 17.
Corn Mostly Cultivated.
BANCROFT , Neb. , June 11. The
heaviest rain of the season fell here
yesterday , doing a great deal of good
to the growing crops. Corn is most
ly plowed once and prospects for a
good crop were never better. The
cool ( weather of the last week has
made a.n excellent prospect for small
Captain Wilkins Is Dead.
DES MOINES , June 12. Captain J.
. Wilkins of this city , a prominent
dry goods merchant , and teavily inter
ested in the zinc mines , died at Joplin ,
Mo. , from the effect of an injury re
ceived while stepping off a passenger
train at Carl Junction , Mo.
Buyers Have the Money.
MEXICO CITY , June 11. American
capitalists ! who bought the short rail
road line here which they will ex
tend to Tampico deposited as forfeit
money ? 85,000 gold. H. H. Melville
Boston is one of the men princi
Grain Growers In Session.
ST. PAUL , June 12. The second an
nual convention of the Grain Grow
ers' association of America opened at
the state capitol this afternoon , Presi
dent M. P. Moran of Graceville , Minn. ,
presiding. The afternoon session was
devoted to listening to addresses by
General Moses E. Clapp , S. R. Van-
sant , Henry Wolfer , warden of the
state prison , and Hugh O'Donnell , ed
itor of the Farmers' TribuR * cJ Min
George Ooil Enters Upon His Sentence for
Killing Thos. Kyan ,
TWO TRIALS DID NOT SAVE HIM.
Jacob Huber Killed by u Viclons Bull A
Younr Man Jumps From u Bridge to
Save IIU Life Other Matter * Here
nd There In Nebraska.
CHADRON , Nob. , Juno 12. So far
as the authorities of Dawes county are
concerned , the sheriff , Charles F. Dar-
Kan , have performed the last act in
the case of the state of Nebraska vs.
George Coil. In this case the defend
ant was tharged with murdering Tiios.
Ryan. The trial was a sort of war
fare between the cattlemen and sheep
men and resulted , after a hard fought
contest on both sides , in the conviction
of young Coil. The defendant set up
the plea of self-defense. He alleged
that he was herding his father's sheep
on the range and that Thomas Ryan ,
the deceased , met him ami called him
names , and threatened to ride over
him and that he thought he was going
to kill him , and before the horse
reached the defendant he. being on
foot , pulled up his Winchester and
shot Ryan through the body , killing
him almost Instantly. The state prov
ed that at the time of the tragedy
Ryan was unarmed ; that he was a
peaceful and law-abiding citizen ; that
he did not at any time use the language
reputed to him. There was also evi
dence tending to show that older heads
had advised defendant to shoot Ryan ,
and for this reason the jury found de
fendant guilty of murder only in the
second degree , and recommended that
the court give him the lightest sen
tence possible. Their wish was com
plied with , and Coil was SQjitenced to
ten years in the penitentiary. The
case was appealed to the supreme court
and at the last sitting was affirmed
and Sheriff Dargan took Coil to the
Music In the Air.
June Is the month of loses , but Is
the month of music as well. From the
1st to the 29th , inclusive , Bellstedfs
famous band that gave such delightful
music at the two expositions , will hold
forth at Omaha , giving two concerts
each day. In this aggregation every
man is a thorough musician and "when
the band begins to play" there is in
stant recognition of true merit from
the enthusiasm that takes hold of the
vast audiences. Remembar that it is
only this month opportunity will pre
vail for hearing one of the best bands
that ever made music west of the Mis
souri. The railroads will make con
cessions for those desiring to attend.
Killed by 11 Hull.
MADISON , Neb. , June 12. A vicious
bull killed Jacob Huber at his farm ,
six miles northwest of town. The ani
mal had been dehorned , but made
wounds with his stubby horns that
caused death. The deceased was an
old settler and leaves a wife and six
children in well-to-do circumstances.
Mr. Huber was in a lot alone at the
time I when attacked by the beast. The
bull 1 tossed and trampled him and he
was dead when found.
Forced to Jump from Kridge.
PLATTSMOUTH , Neb. , June 12.
Ernest Terry , a young tourist and a
printer by occupation had a remarka
bly narrow escape from being kiled.
He was walking over a Missouri Pa
cific trestle about a mile north of
town , and , when half way across , he
was startled to hear the whistle of a
rapidly approaching train. To escape
death he jumped to the ground , forty
feet below , where he remained uncon
scious for some time.
Big Crop of Alfalfa.
ELM CREEK , Neb. , June 12. The
recent rains have given encouragement
to all. The ravages of the chinch bug
are checked. The damage from drouth
had not become noticeablf. The crop
of alfalfa is the heaviest in years ,
averaging three to three and one-half
feet in height.
LINCOLN , June 12. Adjutant Gen-
eial Colby has issued an order which
reads as follows : "It appearing that ,
the exigencies of the service do not
require the addition of Battery A , light
artillery , Nebraska national guard ,
such Increase in said organization is
discontinued and all orders giving au
thority heretofore are hereby revoked
to take effect June 17 , 1901 , the date ot .
the expiration of the term of office
of said officers. "
A Case of Unrcqattted I-ove.
CRESTON , Neb. , June 12. Cecil
Moran , 18 years of age , and a. son of
0. S. Moran , who lives a few miles
eoutheast of this village , attempted
to quit this world of trouble and un-
requitted love by taking morphine. He
sent a letter to his sweetheart by mes
senger and when she did not send a
reply he mixed a quantity of the drug ?
with chewing gum and proceeded to
chew it down. The doctors were In
time to save him.
T E LIVE STOCK MARKET.
Latest Quotation * from Sonth Ono l /
and Knnna * City.
Cattlg After the liberal receipts of the
past few days the supply on sale seemed
rather light. The market was not \vhat
mlRht ho called active , but still no ma
terial change was noticeable on the moro
desirable grades and all such kinds were
sold In fairly peed season. Good to choice
beef steers were'In fairly good demand nt
Just about yesterday's prices. Buyers ,
however , did not take hold with as much
life as they have on some days , and for
that reason sellers found It a little dllU-
cult to dispose of the commoner grades at
what they considered steady prices. The
cow market opened a little slow , but still
the good to choice grades brought Just
about the same prices as were paid yes
terday. The grassers and the common
to medium grades were neglected and If
anything the tendency of prices was
downward on that class of stuff. Good
bulls brought steady prices , but the com
mon kinds were hard to move at any
price , as no one seemed to want them.
Stags were not far from steady If of de
sirable quality , and veal calves sold In
yesterday's notches. Stackers and feeders
sold without material change.
Hogs There was another heavy run of
hogs , and as advices from other points
were unfavorable to the selling Interests
the market opened 3c lower than the close
yesterday , or 517V4e lower than yester
day's general market. Sellers did not like
to cut loose at the Ilgures offered and as
a result It was late before the market was
under way. The bulk of the hogs sold
at $5.S2'/2 and 15.85. with some of the
choicer loads going from that up to J5.92V4-
Sheep The supply of sheep was rather
light this morning and as packers wanted
all that were on sale It did not take long
to clear the pens. There was no partic
ular change In the prices paid and the
s.ltuatlon could best be described by will
ing It a good , steady market. Clipped
lambs sold from J4.25 to $4.73 and wethers
went from $3.65 to $3.75 , while ewes
Cattle Best beef steers , steady to lOc
lower ; packers and fenders , steady : other
cattle. 5f15c lower ; choice dressed beef
steers. J5.40T/5.85 ; fair to good. $4.9CHi5.35 ;
stackers and feeders. $3.75 14.00 ; western
fed steers. $4.GO'85.50 ; Texans and Indians.
$4. . " > 0 < ffo.35 ; Texas grass steers. $3.254.25 ;
cows , $3.25 4.75 ; heifers. $ :5.50fI3.35 : ; canners -
ners , $2.25 .15 ; bulls , ? 3.2i > ? t.G3 ; calves ,
Hogs Market steady to 2V4c lower ; top.
$ G.05 ; bulk of sales , JS.SS'SC.OO ' : heavy. S5.93
(36.05 ( ; mixed packers , $5.85'&G.OO ; light ,
$5.753.S7'/S : plg.3 , $4.60 3.70.
Sheep and Lambs Market steady to lOc
lower ; western lambs. I O . O ; western
withers , $3.75 4.25 ; western yearlings. $4.25
( fI5.50 : ewes. $3.25114.75 ; culls. $2.25fj3.00 :
Texas grass sheep , $3.2SfI3.GO : Texas
lambs. I3.25W-1.25 ; spring lambs. $ l.25'53.23.
GEN. MILES ON THE f LAO.
"Most Glorious Ensign Ever Unfurled as
Emblem of u Free People.
BUFFALO , N. Y. , June 15. At the
temple of music on the Pan-American
grounds Flag day was observed under
the auspices of the Daughters of the
American Revolution , the Grand Army
of the Republic and other patriotic so
cieties. Lieutenant General Miles was
received with enthusiasm.
General Miles reviewed the history
of the flag. "Whatever may have in
spired Washington to draft the de
sign. " he said , "the result was the be
queathing to the nation , to maintain
unsulied in all its original luster and
for all nations to behold and respect ,
the most glorious ensign ever un
furled as the emblem of a free people.
During he century and a quarter that
our flag has floated in the air other
nations have fallen into decay and
their ensigns have been lowered for
all time , but our beloved standard is
one of the oldest now in existence ,
having remained unchanged ( except
for the addition of stars ) while its
glory has been seen in the light of
three centuries. "
MRS. M'KINLEY OUT Of DANGER.
Physicians Decide to Issue No Moro
WASHINGTON , June 15. Mrs. Mc-
Njnley's physicians held their usual
consultation and decided to discontinue
the issuance of bulletins. It is said
that her condition continues to im
prove slowly and the doctors consider
it useless to give out a bulletin each
day under the favorable progress she
is making. Should her condition grow
worse the bulletins will be resumed.
Dr. Rixey , on leaving the whitf *
house at 10:30 : o'clock , said Mrs. McKinley -
Kinley was doing well and maintain
ing the normal improvement. Mrs.
McKinley reclined on a rolling chair
in her room during the day.
Five of the Largest Cities.
LONDON. June 15. A preliminary
census volume just issued gives tha
population of the five largest cities
of England , ' exclusive of London , as
Liverpoor , 684,847 ; Manchester , 543-
969 ; Birmingham , 522,182 ; Leeds , 428-
953 ; Sheffield , 380,717.
The total number of males in Eng
land and Wales is 15,721,728 ; of fe
males , 16,854,147 ; men serving abroad
in the army , navy and merchant ma
rines being excluded.
Indianapolis Is "Winner.
ST. PAUL , Minn. , July 15. The
Modern Woodmen of America at the
opening of today's business session of
the head camp adopted a resolution
giving the executive council power to
change the-place of next meeting in
case it was found impossible to get
acceptable railroad rates. Five cities
were presented for the place of meet
ing in 1903. Indianapolis , 334 ; Graiul
Rapids , Mich. , 240 ; Saratoga , N. Y. , 23 ;
Los Angeles , 17 ; Denver , 8.
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