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Mr. Roosevelt's Address at the
Great Exposition at Charles
OP PRESIDENT'S DAY
Completeness of the Reunion of the
Country Demonstrated by the Ser
vices Being Rendered Today hy
Ex-Confederates Relations with
Cuba Our Duty to Deal with the
Island in a Spirit of Generosity.
Presentation of Sword to Major
Jenkins The Old Southern City
en Fete A Big Painde.
By Lduslie Wire from '1 lie Awicralnl Press.
Charleston, S. C, April fl. This Is
"President's Day" at the exposition, It
was begun with n stand procession
through the ptlnelpal streets tif Char
leston. Th.it was followed by speeches
In the exposition auditorium, the pres
entation of a sword by the President
to Major Jlicah Jenkins, who served
with him as Hough Rider in Cuba;
a luncheon tit the Women's Relief building-
and an inspection of the grounds
The parade was the most Important
held in Chatlrstnn. In addition to the
president and distinguished visitors.
United States artillerymen. I'nltcd
States marines and roldlers, there were
soldiers from various states and cadet?
Irons two military academies. The
procession moved fiom .St. John hotel
promptly at 10 o'clock and proceeded
up Meeting street to Calhoun, through
Calhoun to Ruthledge avenue, thence
northward to Gioe street and to the
exposition gates. The match vas con
tinued through the Grove street gate
and then around the court of palaces.
'The presidential paity stopped at the!
reviewed the troops from n plat
form erected at that point. The presi
dent's salute of twenty-one guns was
fired by the German artillery on the
entrance of the president into the ex
At noon the president proceeded from
the reviewing stand Into the auditorium
where the ceremonies were conducted
Addresses were made by Capt. l' W.
J Wagoner, president of the South Caro
lina Interstate and West Indian ex
position company; Governor lie
Sweeney of South Carolina, Governor
Aycock of North Carolina, Mayor
Smyth of Charleston and the president
of the United States. The president
It is to me a peculiar privilege to speak here in
your beautiful city. Sly mothei'cs people were
from Georgia; Imt before they came to Georgia,
before the Devolution in the da,vs of colonial rule,
they dwelt for nearly a century in South Carolina;
anil, tlieiefore, I ran chlin jour state as mine
by inheritance no less than by the stionpjer and
nobler rlnht which makes each foot of American
foil In a dense the piopcity of all Ameticaiis.
Charleston is not enly a tplcal eouthcrn citj ;
It is also a city whose history teems with events
which link themselves to American hlstmy as a
whole. In the early colonial dajs Clnrleston was
the outpost of oiu people against the Spaniard In
the south. In the d.ijs of the Devolution tlieie
occiincd here some of the events vhlili vltully
affected the outcome of the struggle for inde
pendence and which impressed themselves moit
deeply upon the popular mind. It was here that
the treraendou-., terrible drama of the Civil war
Willi delicate and thoughtful courtesy jou
originally asked me to come to this exposition en
the blithday of Abraham Lincoln. 'Ihe Invita
tion not only showed a flue generosity and inanll.
nesa in you, my hosts, but it aUo emphasized as
hardly anything else could have emphasized bow
completely we ale now a united people. The
wound left by the great Civil war, incomparably
the greatest war of modern times, have healed;
and its memories are now pikelet heritages of
honor alike to the north and to the boutli. The
devotion, tho 6elfsaciiflce, the steadfast resolu
tion and lofty daring, the hlght devotion to the
right as each man 6aw It, whether northerner or
southerner all these qu tilths of the nun and
women of the early tlxtles now thine luminous
and brilliant before our eje. while the ini-ts of
anger and hatred that once dimiad Hum have
passed away forever.
Tribute to Southerners.
All of us, north and south, ran glory ullke in
the valor of the men who wore the blue and of
the nun who woie the giay, 'Ihue weiu Iron
times, and only Iron men could light to its ter
rlblc finUli the giant struggle between Hie ho,ls
of Grant and Lee, To us of tho present day and
to our children and clilMien's chlhhen the val
iant deeds, the high endeavor and abnegation of
felt kliovvti in that struggle by those who took
part therein will remain for cvumore to in irk the
level to which we in our turn must ihe when
ever tho Jiour of tho nation's need nuy roine
When four )c.ir ago this nation was compelled to
face a foreign foe the completeness of the le
union became liittunlly anil strikingly evident.
The war was not one which called fui the cvciclse
of more than un Insignificant fraction of nur
Mrength, and the strain put upon us was slight,
Indeed, compared with the remits. Hut It was a
satisfactory thing to see the way in which the
sons of the soldier of the Union and the toldicr
of tho Confederacy leaped cagrily forvvurd, emu
lous to show i brotheily rivalry Hie quililles
which had won icnown for their fathen, the nun
of (he great war. It was iny good lortunu to
K-hc under un cvConfcdvraln general, gallant old
Joe Wheeler, whq comiiiandiil the cavalry division
at Santiago. In my rctrlinent there were certainly
as many nun whoso fathers had served In (he
southern as there were men ulioo fathers had
served In Ihe northern army, Among the captains,
there was opportunity to promote but one to
Held rank. Tho man who was singled out for tliU
promotion because of conspicuous gallantry In
lie field was the son of a Confederate general and
was himself a citizen of this, Palmetto state, and
no American officer could wi,h to march to bat
tle beside a more lojal, gallant und h.olutely
fearless comrade than my former captain and ma
jor, jour jenow cuizcn, Mlcah Jenkins.
No Sectional Discrimination.
A few months ugo, owing to ho enforced ab
feme of the governor l the Philippines. It be-
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caino nrress.iry to nonilnile a vice goiei
nor to take his- place one oftha most. important
plates in our covoinnienL iit'-this'llW'. Iliiomi-
noted as vice governor, au.ev.'Trjiifedei.ile, Geneiijl
Luke Wright, of Tennessee., ll.U, 41ieicfore,iili
cv'oiifcdcratc who now sljnils .is lite o'xpuntnt
of tills government and this people in tint great
group of Isbiiils in the canteiu wis mei vvhiii
the American tlag floats, (ienei.il Wiight has
taken a leading pait in the work of etcadily
bringing ureter and peace nut of the bloody duos
in wldeh wo found (he inland.-.. He is now tak
ing a leading part, not ineicly in upholding the
honoi of the thg by making it icspicted is tho
symbol of our power, but still moic in uphold
ing its honor bj iinwcarlr-l labor for the estab
lishment eif ordered liberty of law-creating, law
abiding civil gov eminent under its folds. The
progress which ha s been made under General
Wright and those like him has been indeed mar
vellous. In fact, a letter of the general's the
other day seemed to show that lie considered
there was far more warfare about the Philippines
in this country than there was warfare in the
Philippines themselves. It is an added proof of
the completeness of the reunion of our country
that one of tho fuiemost men who hive been
Instrumental in driving forward the gieat vvoik
for civilization and humanity in tho Philippine
has been a man who in the Civil war fought with
distinction in a uniform of Confederate gray. If
ever the need comes in the future, the past Ins
made abundantly evident the fact tli.it fiom til's
time on, Xoithcnir find bouthenor will In war
know only the generous desire to strive how eaeh
can do the more effective seivlce for the llig of
our common country. The same thing Is true in
tin endless vvoik of pence, the never-ending work
of building and keeping the niaj-vi lions labile of
our Industrial prosperity. The upbuilding of any
part of our country is u bcnellt to the whole, und
every such cilnit ns thin to stimulate the- io
somccs und industry of a paitlcular section is en
titled to the heartiest support from eve ly quar
ter of the Union. Thoroughly good nitionul work
can he done only if each of in woilts hard f..r
himself, and nt the mine time keeps constantly In
mind that ho must work in conjunction with
Our Relations with Cuba.
You have made a particular cltort In jour ex
hibition to get Into touch with tho west Indies.
This is wise, The events ot the l.i.t fo ir jear
have shown in that the West Indies and the
Isthmus must In the future oieiipj' u far laiu
place in enir nation il polity than in the past.
Tills is proved by the negotiations for lb) pin
flu's: of the UiiiMi ihiids, the uiiruleltlwi uf
I'orto llicu, the ieparatlun fur building an Isth
mlaii canal mid, tin illy, hy the tliaugid lela
tlniis which these jears have piodmcd between
us und Cub i, As a nation, we have mi rtpctl.ll
light to take lioni'-t pride in wlut we hive iKm
for Cuba. Our critics abioad ,iml at liouu have
lus'sti'd that we nevtr intended to leave the Is
land. Hut on the -"Jili of next maiith, Cuba le
tomes u fitc republic, aid we tuiii over to the
Islandci the coutlol tit their uvvu gov film cut, It
would be vny dlllicidt to llnd a parallel lu tie
(oiiuutt or anj other gic.it nlute that lias oc
cupied such a puslthui u hum, Vn have kept
nut word and done our dutj', jiit us an hone-t
iudlvldiiil In private life keeps his won) uud dots
He il rcuumbeicd, mouuver, that aftei om
three ears' occupation of the island we luiu It
over to tho Cubans in a belter condition than It
ever has been In all the mituilca uf fsjunUli luK".
This bus a dlicct hearing upon our own welfare,
Cuba Is hi ncai to Us that we eiiu never he in
dilleient to mlsgovcrniiunl uud dlsa,ter wlltilii
Its limits. The lueie fact that our nhulnMr.illoii
in the island lu.s inliilmized the danger from t lie
dreadful seouigu of jellovv lever, alike to Cuba
and dutches, is sufllcitiit to emphasize tho ('im
munity of interest between us. Hat there aio
otlur Interests which bind in together, Cuba'a
position iiuke-s it iiecessaiy that her political
relations Willi us should dllfn from her uoll'leal
relations wllh olhei powers. This fact has been
formulated by u and accepted hy the Culms in
Hie Watt amendment.. It follows a3 a toiolliry
that where ihe Cubans has thus assumed n po
sition of peculiar iilutioiishlp to out political
kjftrm they must fimllarly Hand In a peculiar
relationship to our economic ji.lem. Wo have
rightfully insisted inion Cuba adoiitlnc toward us
an attitude dlneriua; pQlllically fiuiu (hat sle
adopts towaul any other power; anej in return,
as a matter of light, wo must give to Cuba a
dllfereiit-that is, a better position econoniliallv
In her relations with us thuu wi give to other
powers. This is Ihe couiso dictated by souud
iwlicj-, by a wise ami far-slghtid view of our own
Interest and by Hi? potlttou we lave taken dur-
iug the'past four jeqr. We arc a vvcilthv ind
ripowejful.eoiintrJv, .dealing vvjtUs.n; muih .weker
one.'anrr tlie eoi.trasfiii 'wri'tlia,uKtic'iu1lh
makes it alj fhe more Our 'duly to dial'wtlh
Culw,, ns .we l'uvc (.ilnady dLullh with hci,--in a
spirit of idigc gtnrroaltj.
. -Fairs Follow Prosperity.
This e-xpositloii is rendered pOFiible because
of the- period nf indt.slri.it piosp" itv tlir.iugh
which we aw passing. While nuteuil well be
lug is never all sufllciciit to the lif. or .1 nitlon,
jet it is the merest tuilsiii to saj lint its alienee
means ruin. We ii-td to build a higher life upon
it as a foundation; but we tan build little 'mlei.il
unless this foundation of prosperity is deep iiiid
broad. The well-being which we are now enjoin
ing can be secured only through general busi
ness prosperity, and such prosperltj- is contlU
tloned upon the energy and hard woilr, the smlty
and Hie inutuil respect, of all classed of tnpltil
ists, largo and small, of wage workers of every
degree. As is inevitable in a time of husiii'sj
prosperltj-, some men succeed more thin others,
and it Is, unfortunately, also inevitable tint
when this Is the case some unwise people aie sure
to try to appeal to the envy and jealousy of thos
who sutcced least. It Is u good thing when
the.so appeals are untie to icmenibir tint while it
is difficult to intrtiie pio'peiitv by law, it Is
easy enough to nun it, mid that there I- unall
rattsfactlon to the less piosperous If thev sue
teeed In overthrowing both the moie iroperous
and themselves In the crash of :i rnnnnon dlsailer.
Kvery Industrial evpositloii of this tvpe neces
sarily calls up tho thought of the complex sncial
and economic que-t'ins which are involved in
our present industrial sjkIcii.. Om astound ng
mateil.il pio-ptiltj. the weep and nisli latin r
than the mcio miieh of nur pioaiesove unterlil
devclopinciit, hive brmjlit uitvo tnulilrs in their
tialn. We cannot alToid to blink at these troubles
any moio thin because of then we cm ntford to
accept as tine the gloomy fonhod'iu.s of tie
prophet nf evil. Tlitie'nii' gir.it problem be
fore in. They me not InoIubli-, but liny i.ui
bo solved only if we approach thin In u'uplilt
of ii'iliito fnailes.ii, ,-s, f (.nmiiion s'n.e unil of
honc.t intention to ilo fill und iqual justice- to
nil men ulll.c. Wo eie eeit.ilu to U 1 If we adept
the policy of the d'lii.lvniiie who raves .igalivt
tho wealth which Is s Imply the form of embodied
tlilft, fotoslght and Inlclllgence; who vvcii'd
shut the dooi uf uppi rtuully ugiln-t thu e wlio-e
neigy we should c-iieclallv foder. bv pcni'l?
Ing the ciiallllcs which tell fur success. .lu.t
.is little can we .Hlonl to billow- Hm-e who fear
to 1 'cigul,cc liilu.ticc und to endeavor In cut It
out hrt.uusf tlu 1,1,1, s difl.ult, or t veil If p:i.
funned hy uii-kllfiil liindt-ilingeious,
'lids Is .in 11.1 of gieat eoiiibli.atluiis, bulli of
labor and rf capital, lu many vvuj. thes.. tiin.
blnitlens lave vvoikul for good; but thej- mii't
vvoil; uiide-i ths law, mil the laws nuitemlng
thrill must be Jiut and wis-, 01 they will Inevlt.
ably do t-vll, and this axnllcs .is niucli to llm
llthest torpeiatlnn as to the most pcnvciful labor
union. 11111 nwb mini he wise, sane, heallhj, ceui.
eclved lu the tpiilt of Hiiise wlm coin the mere
agitator, the lucre iiieltei cf class or sectional
hitinl; who wl.h juslloj foi all mini who re
cngiile the nied uf uclliciliig so far .n po..ble to
the old Ame.icaii ductilne of giving the widest
passible scop' for the fiee exercise of Individual
iiilllatil!'. and jet who ii-ingnle also tint after
louibii.ationi luiu ii.ulnd a ccrlalu stage It Is
liidlsptiisble to Hie gtiicial welfaie (hat Hie na
tion should t'veicisn over thciu, cautiously and
with self-iestralnt hut tlmilj, the povvn of su
pel vision and legul.itloii, Aluvn all, tho ud
ni'iiLvtraliou of the government, the eufoicement
of the Iaw, must bo fair und hone.t. The laws
ure not tu be adinlnlstcrcd eltlur in the Interest
of the poor man or the Interest of Ihe rich man.
They aio simply to he administered justly, in the
interest of justice In each man, he he rich or le
he poor, giving Immunity to m violator, what,
ever foun the violation may assume, Suih Is
the obligation which icry public servant lakes,
and to t he mint be true under penalty of for
felting Hie icrpi-ct both of himself anil of his
Tow Boat Tragedy,
By D.ulusiic Wire from The Associated Press.
Wttsbuig, April 0. Hy the capsizing of the
tow Isoat Atom this evening, Captiln Samuel
hihc.v, a wrecker, and I.cc Legg, a fliemau, were
drowned. The cook, Jvuia, Tioiuui, wis undir
water while Ilia wreck Healed two miles down
the liver. When found, she was unconscious,
but, after hard work, was resuscitated
A Smith's Impassioned Speech
in Opposition to Guban
the Michigan Orator Charges Them
with Being False to the Hopublican
Doctrine of Protection The Sen
nto Considers the Chinese Ex
clusion Bill Mr. Gallinger Urges
That the Bill Is Unnecessary, Un
just and Un-American and Is
Clearly in Contravention of Our
By KvcliLslvo Wire from The-Associated Press.
WiishinRton, April 9. Tho feature of
tho iscconel day's debate in the bouse on
the Cuban reciprocity bill was an im
passioned speech In opposition to the
neiihtirc by William A. Smith, a Ile
publictin of Michigan, Senators Spoon
r and Quarles, of Wisconsin, and Dol
tiver, of Iowa, and a group of Michigan
beet sugar manufacturers In the pal
let y, weie in his audience and he was
'Iberally applauded by his Republican
5upportns us be assailed the Republi
can leaders who were advocating the
bill, lioldlv charging them with being
also to the Republican doctrine of pro
tection. He announced that be was
willing to overrule the chair in order
'o support an amendment to take the
llfferentlal oft rellned sugar. Mr. M01
le, of Minnesota, another Republican
who made a stiong speech against the
bill, iilni made 11 similar announcement.
The other speakers today vvete Mr. Ball
(Democrat, Texas) and Mr. Hparkman
(Democrat. Florida), both of whom op
posed the bill, and Mr. Mondell (Wyom
'ng. who aelvociileel its passage. The
OeniociMtit and Republican opponents
of tin iiieasine nie tiying to get to
n-ether tm the proposition to take the
llffctontiul off lellned sugar. The in
Hcatloiih ate that the debate will bo
prottacled. The demand for time to
-peak is great und there Is now no ex
pectation that genet al debifte will lie
completed until nexl week. '
In tho Senate.
,, Thtoughout today's session of the
'senate, the Chinese exclusion bill was
under conrideratlou. Mr. Gallinger, of
New- Hampshire, and Mr. Dillingham,
o'f Vermont, opposed the bill, and Mr.
Turner, of Washington, supported it.
Mr. Gallinger urged that the pending
bill was unnecessary, unjust and un
Amcrlcan and was clearly in contra
vention of our treaty obligations with
In an extended address, Mr. Turner
appealed to the senate to pass the pend
ing 1)111. not merelv fnr thn nrnlnAMnn
of the people of the Pacific states, but
to prevent the entire body politic from
being contaminated by the Chinese.
Mr. Dillingham advocated the re
enactment of the present Geary law.
Ho declared that representatives of the
Pacific states had expressed themselves
ns perfectly satisfied with the condition
of existing law and there was no proper
reason for a change, particularly as the
change would Involve great trouble ana
Proposal by the Democrats Is
Hy l-'-itliisive Wire from The Associated Press.
Washington. April 9. By a strict
party vote the Insular committee of the
house today voted down a substitute
proposed bv Ihe Democratic members,
"to establish a stable and autonomous
government in the Philippines," and
then by a like pai ty vote ordered a fa
vorable report on the measure Die
paicd by tho Republican members es
tablishing 11 complete form of civil gov
ernment for the islands. Mr. Cooper
will make the report tomorrow and will
seek soon theteaftur to bring the meas
llie bclore the house. Tin. ,.i,i..i it
est today was In the substitute pro-
jiutseei oy uie uemocralle' members and
prepared bv itenroRpntntivn T,sna
It ptoposed eventual Independence to
the Philippines, tho lslnmla ,. -,i
under tho Philippine commission until
July -I, Jfio-J then eight years of qualified
Independence, then complete, independ
ence, the Insunection meanwhile to
cease, Th United States to havo coal
ing stations and two naval stations,
Thetft weto twenty-six sections in the
MA AND SU DEFEAT KI.
Maxims and Quick Firing Ouns Turn
the Tide of the Battle.
llj- i:cluslie Wiic from The Associated I'rtas.
lion,- Ivonir, April ".-Advices received fiom
I.iu Invv uy that Ihe Imperial (leneiul Ma ami
Marshall hu have defeated the Kuang; Si utieh In
11 taiiiruliury Initio at Kontf Chum. The Int.
ticrlal umiy was llut driven hack, when (S-iriul
Wont,', with quick miner guns- and two Maslnu,
anived on thu una uud turned Ihe tide, The
nhcU leticated tu the mountain klroiigholtU,
whence they have hecn inakliur oectalonal tsir
tie?. MaiihiU hu b (docking the loaeU to the
seaports, from which tho rebel have leeii derlv
I111; their Uiiiics.
The lebclllon Inland is sjircatTinif,
Princeton's Ball Manager.
Uy Inclusive Wire from The Associated Prej
Princeton, Jf, J., April 0. At a mini mefltng
of tho time nni.cr e-'iiws, held lids jfternoou,
Itohcit W. Winter, I1KW, uf Cumicllvvllle, j,,
win clecti.il nuii.iKcr uf t(R have lull tejin, and
Wilbur 1'. I'lcston, tl, ul lliookl.vn, .V, J,, wan
fleeted iiUtiiit iiuiuircr. Trunk U Wright,
IPO.;, id NoirMuun, l'.i., v.v clictexl nuuiscr oj
the triik team, and rMimrd 51. Ainutionj, ll)l,
of lU.'intouit, Md., vvjj made iutaut iuiu-ger.
FUNERAL OF RHODES.
Remarknblo Demonstration of Sor
row in Matabeland.
Uy Inclusive Wire Irom The Associated Presi.
lluluwayo, Matabeland, April 0.
After an Impressive service held nt tho
drill hull today by tho bishop of Mash
onnluud, the coma containing the re
mains ot Cecil Rhodes started on tho
last stage of Its journey to the Matop
At today's service there occurred a
remarkable demonstration of sorrow
In which the whole surrounding coun
try participated. Hundreds of persons
were turned away from tho drill hall,
which was crowded to Its utmost capa
city and thousands of voices, in and
nroud the building, took up the funeral
The streets through which the funeral
procession passed- were lined with
troops and everybody fell In behind the
coffin as soon as the cortege had left
the town limits. The entire popula
tion of Buluwnyo took part in the
procession, leaving the town deserted.
The body will pass tonight in a hut
on the summit of the Matoppo Hills in
which Cecil Rhodes once lived.
Decisions of the National
Executive Board at
tly Exclusive Wire from The Associated Tresi.
Indianapolis, April !). The national
executive board of the United Mine
Workers of America today endorsed
the strike now In progress In the Mich
igan field, and instructed the national
olTleers to take the necessary steps to
bring about another conference be
tween the miners and operators, with
a view to settling the differences. The
strike has been on since April 1 and
affects about 3,000 men in the Saginaw,
St. Charles und West Bay district.
Tho recent conference failed to reach an
agreement, the prlcipal differences be
ing in tegard to an 8-hour day demand
for the engineers and resisting of a
demand on the part or the operators
for a decrease of 5 per cent, a ton In the
mining of coal.
The Kentucky situation was taken up
for consideration and the board en
dorsed the Hopkins county strike. The
trouble In this district dates back more
than a year ago and thn men have
been out all that time. It was decided
to send a committer! of three of the
board members to Kentucky to joint
conference of miners and operators at
Louisville. April 28, with a view to
settling all the differences in that state.
There are other differences in Kentucky
Involving 5,000 men. It fs hoped to ef
fect a peaceably settlement of the en
tire difficulty ut the coming conference.
The committee ot three will be named
The committee of two board mem
bers to arrange a settlement in the
block coal district of Indiana, will leave
for Brazil tomorrow, in accordance with
a call Issued today by the president of
the dlstriot, James Cantwell and Mr.
McClelland on the part of the operators.
That the miners want a strike in the
West Virginia field Is shown by their
decision reached today, not to make
public the date of the strike In case it
shall become necessary to resort to
that method of securing recognition of
the union which Is demanded.
The operators will be given scant time
In which to prepare for the trouble, In
caBe any shall come, as only the neces
sary notice to the miners will bo given
a few days In advance.
In case the tie-up is decided upon It
will effect in the neighborhood of 30,000
The anthracite situation will be can
vassed tomorrow, but it is Impossible
to forecast what the result of the con
ference will be. That the miners are
determined to stnnd by their rights as
they see them, and back the anthracite
men in their deamnds is not to be
doubted, however. The national lead
ers still have faith In the elllcacy of the
National Civic federation to cope with
CARPENTERS WANT INCREASE
Executive Board of the Brotherhood
Arranging for Concerted Action.
lly Inclusive Whe from The Abaoclated i'rftw.
Philadelphia, Anrll 9. The executive
board of the Brotherhood of Carpenters
and Joiners of America is In session
here and Is suld to be arranging for a
concerted move looking to an increase
In wages and a shorter working day.
It is the general rule to make mich de
mands operative on May 1, numerous
local unions llxed Anrll 1 us the tlmo
limit. Some of these unions secured
concessions and others art. now on
The executive board will be In session
about two weeks and until the expira
tion of that period no announcement ot
their pluns Is likely to be made.
The union has a. membership of 102,
000, and tho movement now under way
will uffect nearly every state in the
lly ExiUuIvu Wire fiom The A3'jil.itcd Pre,
WIILea-llJIie, Apt II 0. Joseph MailiulU vva
anretcd at Glen t'jihon, HI., today eluiered with
murder. On January In lut MuchutU, it Is al
leged, assaulted bUnley Molesky v.lth Ihe butt
of a gun Intllttlnir Injuiles fiom which he diccl
later, MachutU then lied tu the wctt, Hu wat
Dually located In the Illinois town. County De
tective Joncj will leave for llarrlslmri; lomoiioivr
to obtain rciiulsltlon paper and will then proiced
lu Uleu C'aibon to brlnK tin prUourr back her:.
Fisher Town Dostroyed.
By i:xcluivo Wire from The Associated 1'resv.
Illoomlngtoii, III,, April II. Fire broke out
early today In 1'Uher, a town of seven bundled
Inhabitants, twinlj-rlve inllci iai.t of licit-, and
de.tiojed Ihe entire bu4nc iliitrlct. The Jom
Jinrrctratcs $IU0,0tKl. 'Un pontollko waj de-strujed
with nearly all the mall
By i:.clu4lvc Wire from Tl'c Associated prc.11
At WUmlnirton WajhIiiKtoii ; Jnsey City I.
At AnuapolU-t'uruill 10; Xti Cadets U.
Final Report Expected to Bo Adopt
ed Within a Week.
By Kwhwlve Wire from The Associated Picas.
Washington, April 9. The Presbyter
Ian committee on creed revision assem
bled here today. Tho final report on
the subicct Is expected to be adopted
by the committee within a week. Pend
ing decisive nctlon thn committee Is
carefully guarding its deliberations
from publication. The main discussion
today was over tho text of the declara
tory statement which is to be ndonted
by the general assembly.
As a result'Of the work already done,
overtures will be submitted to the
general assembly, which meets In New
York in May for action on the declara
tory statement with reference to the
third and tenth chapters of the confes
sion. These relates to predestination
nnd election of infants. The object Is
to remove misunderstandings on these
points by declaring that the confession
Is not to be Understood as teaching
that any children who die in Infancy
are lost: also that the confession. is
not to bo understood as teaching that
tho provision of the gospel and the of
fer made by it Is to be limited to a
certain number that Christ died for
all men; nor in it to be understood as
In any way Interfering with human lib
erty nnd with the freedom ot men.
An overturn will be sent to the gen
eral assembly dropping from the text
of the confession tho chapters relating
to the nope of Rome and that It is a
sin in another to refuse an oath when
administered by rightful authority.
Governor Stone Is Speaker
of the Evening at
Be i:;i lu-lie Wire from The Asocl itcd I'rru.
Philadelphia, Apt II 9. Tho twenty-
second annuul banquet of the young
Republicans of Philadelphia one of the
leading political organizations of tho
state, was held tonight at the 'Hotel
Stratford, (.'overs were laid for about
i.'O persons. Among the guests were
Governor Stone, Congressmen Henry L.
rainier, of Pennsylvania; Henry It.
Gibson, of Tennessee, and Robert N.
Novlns, of Ohio.
In the absence of Senator Penrose,
who was detained in Washington on
business. Congressman Gibson lespoud
ed to his toast, "The United States";
Attorney General Elkln was also un
able to be there, and his toast, "Tho
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania," was
responded to by Congressman Palmer.
The principal address of the evening
was made by Governor Stone, whose
toast was "The Young Republicans."
The governor said, in part:
The Republican party il intelligent, proRrcs--lie
and earnest, and while there are local difficulties
in tome sections, there ii tiouhlo and
fewer localities in which difficulty eIaU today
in Pennsylvania than at any other time duilnir
the last seven jcars. The llepubllcan party U
courageous. It is patriotic, it Is hopeful, it ii
proutl of the past and confident of the future.
When the country was vvrestliii't with the e
tcmion of slavery and the demand of the hour v,-as
for a man who could fmltc the lock of indiffer
ence and arouse s.vinpalhy, the sentiment und tho
patriotism of the lountry there win Abuliim
Lincoln. When Lincoln was so.d ski: with his
efforts nnd failures to find .1 gnat captain who
could lead the party to victory there vvai U. S.
Grant. When the e'ouiitiy was shaken with the
hcre-iy of free silver and the ltcpuhllcan party
was searching for a nun to break the spell of
cheap money and pilot the psaple to the bifu har
bor of sound money and protection, thciu was
William McKlnley, heaven bent, with a mission
which ho nobly and grandly pel formed! and when
William McKlnley was .stun I; down by an as
fcauln and tho country was grieving and tiemblliii
over Ids bier there was Thcodoie Hoosevelt, filled
with a noble pui noi and a dlgiiirw.il euui.U'o.
I believe that Theodora Hoosevelt is today the
hope and inspiration of the licpiiblli.ius In the
united States. The people are watching Hooso
velt ami there Is not today hi the United States
a man nolo to divert llielr attention fiom lilui,
It Is timely now- to consider the attitude of
Hoosevelt Id the Ilepahllcun party, The Meat
oigunization is and nlvvavs has hecn intcu-ely lul
to Ihe president of the United Mates, the nitiinl
leader of his party, There is Jiut now .1 Mipl don
that he Is not being treated fiirly, 'there lire ton
n 1 any balloons 111 the all, ton many pieslileiitl.il
booms. 'Ihi'tc was .1 piiddeutial boom Marled
last fall that at first tool: n whole rvpross to
1 airy It, anil now the man who has it cairies it
about under hU arm and voon will carry it In I Ls
lent pocket. Thj party should be in harmony
with the president.
Wo hive too many men who are He piddle un
only when the taiilf Is in Jeopardy and ludiistiics
are threatened. Da not lUleii to the throits
cman itlng fiem l)c moc ratio (.oiiices that nnliM
thn convention shall he directed in certain clnn
nels and the will of Ihe people tluougli their
ehorcu delegulrs he luliorrd the ticket nominated
v ill he defeated. Have u feai. The will of the
majority is tlu will of tin lit publican puty in
I'ennlvaiila loduc. I hut echo the voice of that
gieat umiy nf ltcnibliiaus in IVium Iv.iul.i wlun
I dcclaii that whoevei the Itcpiihliiau pally shill
place In nomination will be elcclid tliumphaiitly,
With llnorciclt mid his splendid vouui: Aini'll' in
manhood as our iii.pliathm .vim 1.111 wilte I'eiiu
ltauU's llrpuhlii.iii majority now cue InmJied
and thill) tliomaml in Xovrinher,
By exclusive Wire Irom Ihe Assoe'laled Press.
Ilarrlshuifc-, April P. These charters were tailed
at' the stato department tnda) ; Oil City Wood
Working Jlanuficturliig company, Oil fity; op
Hal, $10,1)00. Moiiersing (hewing company, Itosi
thancr township, Westinoi eland count; capital,
iltXMj Pittsburg .Street Hallway Supply company,
Plltsbiug; capital, $l(Utjn. Iluuiheit btoue com
uny, Lower Tiirkejfoot township, Somerset
county; capital, flO,OU0.
Expenses of Patrick Trial.
Hy Etiliultc Wire from Tho Associated Presi.
New York, April 0. District Attorney Jeromo
today asked the board of estimate and upparllm
incut for $;o,QiU to pay tho expenses ot tho Pat
rick trial and to defray tho coot ol conducting
the retrial ot iloliucux, ,
Indications That All of the Boers
Will Surrender in the
Some of the Free Staters May Hold
Out Schalk-Burger Urging Them
to Arrange Terms Amsterdam
Hears Peace May Be Proclaimed
in Two Days Exchange Excited.
British-Boer Charges Will Be Ig
noredWar Office Does Not Be
lieve De La Rey Made Charges.
By l'tcluelvc Wire from The Associated Press.
London, April !). It Is understood
hero that the peace negotiations are
progtesslng satisfactorily, so far as the
Transvaalers are concerned; but the
latest advices indicate that there is
small probability of the Kree Staters
surrendering In il body. The negotia
tions thus far have been mainly ex
planations of British intentions. It
has been made plain to the leaders that
their surrender will not entail banish
ment. That has had a potent Influence,.
The loading Transvaalers urge their al
lies to arrange peace terms.
The inner circles of the war office be
lieve that If the present Indications, are
fulfilled, and the Transvaalers agree to
sui render, the backbone of Boer resis
tance will be broken, and that tlio
t'Yee Staters' opposition soon will be
Telegi ams received het e from Amster
dam furnish evidence of the excite
ment caused fiom Loudon reporting
that pence in South Africa, may be pro
claimed within two days. All kinds of
rumors were current on tho stock ex
change; but nothing had reached of
ficial quartets In London to justify such
an optimistic view of the situation.
TO IGNORE BOER CHARGES.
British War Office Does Not Believe
De La Rey Made Accusations.
By Inclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
London, April 9. Tho charges made
against the conduct of British troops in
South Africa, attributed to Gen. De In
Rey, have not been brought to the
notice of the war office, and will bo
Ignored unless a question on the subject
Is asked in the house of commons. Even
In that event it Is not probable that any
action will be taken, unless a respanlble
nuthorlty formulates charges in a more
definite and more direct form.
It ls pointed out that If Gen. De la
Rey had wished to make such allega
tions, he had- ample opportunity to
communicate them to Lord Kitchener,
who, it is believed at the war office,
would have notified the home govern
ment of the fact, which he has not
done. The war office officials ridicule
the idea that the charges contain an
Iota of truth, and are Inclined to as
sign their origin to purely continental
sources. The allegations certainly have
not created a ripple of interest In war
office circles, and even the Boer press,
members of the house of commons and
others appear to attach small impor
tance to the matter. Gen. De la Rey's
courteous treatment of Gen, Methuen,
it. Is said, makes it difficult to believe
that the Boer commandant was per
sonally responsible for the charges,
which include persecution of De la
Rey's own family,
FLOOD AT WILLIAMSPORT.
Millions of Feet of Logs Moving In
fly i:eluslve WIro from The Aclntcil Press.
Willlumspoit, Apill 9, Tho steady rains of ths
pist two days have made a seventeen-foot Hood
lu tin Susiuiclianna, river and the millions of feet
of lugs which have lined the banks from the big
boom heie to the headnateis, have been rushinj
this way ulnee .icstirday, Hy tomorrow morninR,
it is cipccti'd that the villlamsiort boom will
contain ;w,UX),00( feet of loajs live-eighths id
the rutin scii-on's cut. Itipotta from up U11
river aie to the cdccc that alt streams arc full
and logs hive been movlnu everywhere.
The rijnu diive, which bilngs up the rear ol
the logs and cleats rverjthliig aside, passed
ricaitledil nt 11 o'clock this iiioinlng with seven-t)-lltc
Steamship Arrival b.
Hy Inclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
New York, April . Arrived: I'ennland, Ant
werp. Cleared! IAqultalne, Havre, Satlrdt M, (
Louis, Southampton; Majestic, Llvcipool; South
vvark, Antweip. Xapleu Arrived; KaUetln Mails,
Ihercsla, .Sew Yorlc. Liverpool Arrived; Oceanic,
eiv Yolk. Southampton Arrived; St, Paul,
New Yoik, Cherbourg Sailed; Kaiser Wllliclm
der tiros-, from Urcinen and Southampton, ft
Fitz-Jeffrey Fight Is Off, '
Hy I'xchudvc Wire from The Associated Press.
.New Yik, Apt II 0. Hobert Fltzslmmons toJaj
lifused (Kisllively to fight James J. Jeffries li
I.11, Angeles, San l'ranclsco, or anywhere ele li
('.illfnini.1. In consequence, the big fight iprji,
lie ally 0 if, because it is Impossible to have II
au;vvlieie In the Lost or South,
Local data for April 9, lOett:
Highest tenipcratuiu .,,..,.,,,,,,,,... 43 degrees.
Ixivvest temperature ,,,,,,.,,,,.,,,,,.. iO degrees
8 a. 111. ,.,..,,,,,,,.,.,,,,.,.,,. S3 per cent,
8 p, 111. ,,,.., ,..,,,.. it per cent.
Precipitation, lit hours ended 8 p. 111.,,, ,33 Inch
WEATHER FORECAST, -0
Washington, April t. I'orcoivt for -4-
Thursday u4 Friday: L'astcrn IYiiiujIi
-t- vsnta, psrliy cloudy "piursday anl Ut- -t-4-
slay; light variable winds. -f.
-r t r t ft .-t- -t- -T- -M-1 1 1 1 1 ft
'i",, 1 .
:sai. . m.