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General Otis Re-Establiihea tha
Courts in the Philippines.
THE SPANISH SYSTEM EEVIVED.
Local British and American Intcreot
Endeavored to Have the EndlHli
Code nml I.nnumiire Adopted Cap
tain Til ley a Victim of Treachery.
Manllr. Muy 30. An order has been
!st:ed re-estaHlshlnt? the Philippine
curt. wbUh have been closed since
:he American occupation. It revives
r.M the Spanish system not conflicting
with the sovereignty of the United
The chief Justire is Cayetano Arre
lano. The associate of the civil
branch are Manuel Araulla, Col. Crow
der and Gregorlo Aranita. The Jus
tices of the criminal branch are Ray
mundo MelP.lza, Ambrosia Rlaniares.
Julio Lorcnto, Major Young and Cap
tain Birkhlmer. The attorney general
Is Plorentlo Torres. This corresponds
with the American supreme court.
The Filipino members are all
prominent lawyers. Arrellano Is the
leader of his profession in the Islands.
In the early stages of the Filipino
movement he was Agulnaldo's prin
cipal ndvlrer. Aranita was a member
of Agulnaldo's first cabinet. Melliza
was president of the Insurgent govern
ment at Hollo. Torres Is the leader of
the local committee working with the
commission to conciliate the Insurrec
tionists. Spanish will be the official language
of the courts. There has been agita
tion among the local British and
American business men and American
lawyers who came to the Philippines
to make fortunes to have "the English
code and language adopted, but Major
General Otis concluded that It would
be unwise, even If practicable, to upset
The Spanish salaries proved a stum
bling block to obtaining good men. the
highest being only 11,500, the Spanish
Judges receiving fees, which are abol
ished. Two correspondents of a New York
paper have been disbarred for fabri
cating an Interview with General
I.nwton, dated Manila, May 23, and for
evading the censorship.
It n' v appears that the attack on
tho men of the signal corps at Escana
late, on the island of Negros, was tho
result of vilest treachery. Captain
TUley an I his party landed to pick
up and repair the cable. The natives
had a glmite flag floating over the
cable tfSige when the party landed.
The latte-, however, were no sooner
on shore han they wore fired upon by
the natlvts. They at once took to tho
water. A number of them wers picked
up by a oat, but Captain Tllley and
two native men of the party are miss
ing General Otis says that the campaign
alnst tb Filipino Insurgents will be
ef.vnl bytheAmerlcan forces with
f jtmfiost aggressiveness possible
d-lnn tfciie rainy season.
Thy Hoilin For Vlctorloa Dnrlnv the
T Rainy Season,
lanlla'. May 29 The approach of
th wist weason Adds the Insurrection
setninglS" taking a new lease of life.
AI along the American lines the rebel
art showing more aggressive activity,
lnthelr guerilla style, than at anytime
be'ore since the fall of Malolos. They
k !-p the United States troops In the
trendies, slecplhg In their clothing
and constantly on the alert against
dashes upon our outposts, and they
make life warm for the American
garrisons In the towns.
The bands of General Luna and Gen
eral Maswirdo, which retreated toward
Tntlae when they feared they would
be caught between General MacArthur
und General I.awton, have returned In
force to their old trenches around San
Fet-nando, where there are dally colli
sions. Opposite our lines on the south, pro
tecting Manila, ell the way around to
San Pedro Macatl, the Filipinos have
three rows of trenches most of the
feports from prisoners Indicate that
Insurgents construe the peace nego
tiations to mean that the Americans
have had enough of fighting. The
Filipinos are also encouraged by the
belief that the Americans are prepar
ing for an Interval of Inactivity dur
ing tho wet season.
This period is sure to be followed
by much suffering. Thousands of
)cres that were under cultivation last
year have not been plowed this year,
and the government will probably be
obliged to feed thousands. Just as It
fed the Cubans.
The lirl-t Inn Scientist' Trial.
Buffalo, May 30. The preliminary
trial of Mr. and Mrs. Klnter and Mr.
and Mrs: James C. Saunders, Christian
scientists, charged with being respon
sible for the death of young Rolfe
Saunders, was resumed yesterday. As
little or no evidence against the wo
men has been brought out they were
discharged. The answering of hypo
thetical questions by a number of regu
lar practitioners took up most of the
time. The answers to these questions
tended to show that had medical as
sistance been summoned young Saun
ders would have stood an excellent
chance of recovering from the attack
of pneumonia which resulted In bis
Paylnpr Off tho Cnbua Soldier.
Havana, May 30. Yesterday's event.'.
In connection with the payment of tho
Cuban troops entitled to apply here
for a share in the American gratuity
have effectually killed off the opposi
tion to the receipt of the bounty by
privates. In American military circles
it Is considered that a fine start has
been made, and that the opposition is
defeated. Three hundred privates
Stood in line yesterday, but only 112
could be paid. The balance must wait
until Paymaster Randall returns from
Ulnar del Rio province, whence he
Tho Vice President's Health.
Washington, May 30. Vice President
Hobart went out for an hour's drive
yesterday. The family expects to
leave for Long Branch on Friday or
t::e peace conferees.
I il-i ommttfcc ni-lnK Plana For
Th Hague, May SO. Tuc drafting
committee, or sub-committee, of the
ClUilllillUU VUUIIIIIIIVV: MIWI. y
tnd discussed the Russian scheme.
Adopting with slight modifications the
t.rst six articles.
Count Nigra, chief of the (Alton
de'eganon, submitted a proposal of
mediation and arbitration const ulr. ;
of six articles, in the form 01 an a:ua--ment
to the Russian pr;J ?ct.
The Americans also submitted c:i
amendment, demanding that. In th'i
event of a dispute betwcci two ra
tions, each should chouse another na
tion to act together as arbitrators to
settle the differences w.ihout inor 1
shed. This must not be confound, '.
with the proposal for a pernianont ar
bitration tribunal which the Ameri
cans will introduce during the week.
The Italian proposal Includes a
clause providing that mediation and
arbitration shall not stop i inbtHtatlon
or preparations for war. Neither th'
American nor Italian amendment tuts
yet been discussed.
The naval and military sections of
the disarmament committee both met
yesterday and exchanged Ideas In a
Haciltnrv mnnnnr Tho im nrn ; slr.n
gains ground that the outcome of this
committee will be practically nil.
A DEADLY PRACTICAL JOKE
Pleasantry That Repaired in tin- Kilt
ing or Prank Mcfllit.
Paterson. N. J., Muy SO.- Frank Mi
Glll died suddeuly In the oarbous ol
the Paterson Railroad company Sun
day night. It was given out at the
time that heart disease caused toils
death, but an Investigation yeJterdfty
indicated that he died k the result of
a practical joke, being killed by elec
tricity. Last night Joseph Grant and
Christopher Ashfleld, who were ah i
employed at the carbouae, wi re ar
rested upon charge of manslaughter,
County Physician McBrlde who ra ids
the nutupsy, says the Indications a.o
that deatb was caused by shock, but
of what nature he is not pieparod to
say until the Investigation is mora
complete. Grant admits that a prac
tical joke was played on McOlll, a llv
wire being connected With a Boft soap
tub. It was expected that when the
men took out a handful of soap to
wash their hands they would receive a
slight shock. The wire used, however,
appears to have been a high tension
one, aud the results fatal.
tlcal joke was played on McOlll, a Ih'J
Ex-Governor Holloway Dead.
Richmond May 30.- Ex-Governor
Frederick William McKay Holllday
died at his home in Winchester ye iter
day, aged 71 years. He was bom in
Winchester, graduated from the aca
damlc department of Yale, and took
the law course at the University of
Virginia. When the civil war broke
out he was practicing law. but imme
diately entered the servlceof his native
state. He became a colonol, and lost
an arm in battle. Returning from the
war he was efceted to the Confederate
congress, servrag until peace was de
clared. Hd was elected governor In
Another Naval VesHcl I.aunchod.
Bath, Maine, May 30. Tho United
States torpedo boat Destroyer Dahl
gren was floated off the ways on which
the craft was built at the Bath Iron
works at 4:20 yesterday afternoon. As
soon as she was fairly afloat Mrs. John
Vinton Dahlgren, who Is the wife of
the late admiral Dahlgren's youngest
son, broke a bottle of champagne over
the decorated bow, and pronounced
the christening wordB. The ceremony
was witnessed by only a few guests.
After the launching Mr. and Mrs. Dahl
gren gave a luncheon to the Bath naval
veterans and the Bath Iron works offi
cials. Tho Hough Riders' IteuDlon.
Las Vegas, N. M., May 30. The pro
gram for the three days' reunion of the
rough riders, which will occur June
24 to 2G, will begin with addresses by
Governor Roosevelt and Colonel Bro
dlc, to be followed by a regimental re
view. On the 25th, which is Sunday,
religious services will be conducted by
Chaplalp Brown. During the entire
I three days a cowboy tournament, con
! Blstlng of steer lying and broncho
i breaking, and races of various kinds,
! will be held. Pain's fireworks, repre
' senting the rough riders charging on
San Juan hill, will be given.
IMsrlron Famine Threatened.
Cleveland, May 30. A famine of pig
Iron is threatened, and the manufac
turers may feel the effects of it within
a few days. If the iron brokers can be
believed. The surplus supply of pig
Is now ubout three days ahead of tho
consumption, and within a week, it Is
predicted, that surplus will be wiped
out aud the consumption will exceed
tho supply. All the furnaces are now
running to their full capacity, and the
condition which confronts the manu
facturers la said to be serious.
Honoring Henry Oe4MS Memory.
New York. May 30. The followers
of Henry George appropriately ob
' served his memory by the decoration
I today of his grave in Greenwood ceme
l tery. In the evening, at the People a
j club, a bust of Henry George by his
i son Richard will be unveiled with ap
j proprlate ceremonies. Father Edward
McGlynn will make the speech of pre
i sentatlon and Charles Sprague Smith
win accopt u.e u e.i.ui ,.u ... iu- '""""
of the People's institute. Richard Hovey
will accopt the memorial In the name
will read an elegy.
Jumped Kroni Her 'nrrlniro to Death.
Montgomery, Ala., May 30. Mrs.
John EL Clisby, wife of ihe mayor of
Montgomery, was fatally injured yes
terday by Jumping from her carriage,
and her sister, Mrs. Charles Vif'.'in,
seriously injured. Mrs. Cllsby's skuil
was fractured, und she died late last
night without regaining consciousness.
Mrs. Virgin's Injuries are not neces
sarily fatal. The horses became un
manageable and the ladic3 jumped to
OfT For the Philippine.
San Francisco, May 30. The United
States transport Grant sailed for the
Philippines late last night. The Grant
' Is heavily laden with supplies, and car
: ries, besides, 1,200 recruits and troops
of the Fourth cavalry and two com
panies of the Fourth Infantry.
FATAL RAILROAD WRECK
Xerriblo RpSultS of .1 Washout
Near Waterloo, la.
NINE DEAD,TWENT"r-TER.EE HUBT
Hue or the llcnd Wn on lit Way to
Ue slurried Another pinioned In
the Wreck, Calmly Ordered III Arm
1 Sawed OIT.
1 Waterloo, In.. May 29 The through
; train lrora Chicago to Minneapolis
lover the Rock Island and I!urll:;;:ton,
i Cedar Rapids and Northern railways
wan wrecked at 1,18 yesterday morn;
t Ing at the crossing of feing Creek,
' about four miles southeast of I his
1 pIjioo. The train consisted of .:.x
I coach, Including mall and baggage
I enr, smoking car, two poaaenger
j coaches and sleeper. Nine persons
Ware killed and 23 Injured.
The list of dead Ib as follows: E. L.
I Arnold, lumberman, Minneapolis; W,
A. McLaughlin. Muskegon, Mich.; It,
jn - Srhwctte. Alton. Ills.; David llano,
I Minneapolis; F. S. Carpenter, St.
IxjuIs; John Hawkins, Pullman con
ductor; George Walnwrlght, train con
ductor; WW Scholllam, St. ixiuls; one
A Cloudburst had washed the sand
and gravel roadbed, leaving the track
unsupported for a stretch of 20 rest,
The rails and ties held together, and
there was nothing to Indicate the In
security of the road. The engine
struck the washout and was derailed
in the ditch beside the track, am. be
hind It the cars were piled up In a con
fused heap. The mall car tipped over
aud was telescoped by the baggnge
car behind, while the rear end of the
baggage car telescoped tue smoke.-.
The roof of the sleeper ploughed It!
way through the day coach, while the
lower half of the latter crashed tbrou h
The engineer and fireman J-i't I
! from the train and escaped with Blight
Mr. Bchwette, of Alton, was bronchi
to this city alive, but died at S o'clock
He was badly cut about the head. at;d
It was evident from the beginning that
his Injuria! wore fatal. He was on his
way to Minneapolis, where he was to
have been married yesterday, He
asked his physician to telegraph his
father and sweetheart. "Tell her." le
gasped, "that I have ben detained ! y
a wreck and cannnl keep tho appoint
ment. Don't say any more."
A striking example of cool nerve and
fortitude was shown by Will Scholllam
a drummer for a St Lruli tobacco
hou te, who made his headquarters at
Waterloo. He was found in Hie second
passenger conch, his arm crushed be
tween the front end of the sleeper and
the side of the coach. He did not lose
consciousness, but begged that his ami
he rawed off so ns to release him. It
was found that there was no possibil
ity of releasing the unfortunate man
In any other way, so this was done.
Scholll; m gritted his teeth and looked
on while his arm was amputated with
a common hand saw, not a moan com
ing from the poor fellow ns the crude
Instrument tore Its wuy through bone
and sinew. After he was released.
Scholllam walked unassisted to a
nearby farmhouse. He was terribly
weakened by loss of blood, however,
and died yesterdny afternoon.
Htorin Fatalities In lluiralu.
Buffalo, May 30. A severe rain and
wind storm passed over Buffalo and
vicinity yesterday afternoon, causing
dnmage to property and injury' to n
number of people. In this city a BO
foot smokestnek at the works of the
Buffalo Caatiron Pipe company was
blown over, and In falling It crushed
in the wall of the foundry building.
Andrew Rledle and Valentine Huhn,
workmen In the foundry, were prob
ably fatally Injured and 20 others wen
slightly hurt. At uockport the gr
stand at the hake avenue ball grov
was wrecked. Daniel Tooth ".
years old, was fatally Injured, ! ' il
other boys, Albert Murphy and Gc
Sharkey, painfully injured.
Seven Killed by n Tornado.
Chamberlin. S. D., May 29. Word
hns reached here of a disastrous and
fatal tornado which passed over the
country In the vicinity of Bijou Hills,
2." miles south of this city, Saturday
afternoon, resulting In the death of
6cven persons and the serious Injury of
three others. The killed are Charles
Peterson and his six children, ranging
In age from 3 to 1! years. The wife
and two remaining children were so
badly Injured they may also die.
Chanred With Kintnir n Sailor.
San Francisco, May 30. The Bul
letin prints a story from Hong Kong
that Captain Sowell, nephew of the
well known shipbuilder and politician,
was arrested at tho settlement for al
leged complicity in the killing of a
negro sailor of the American ship Ben
jamin Sewell, which Is commanded by
Bewell, The first officer of the vessel
was also tnken into custody. The ac
cused were released on bail.
Trntii Itunn Down Trolley Cnr.
Seattle, Wash., May 30. An electric
car containing 25 persons was run into
yesterday by a Northern Pacific train,
killing one man and injuring 14 others,
8Hninfatall Tna aead ban is Kman-
ucl Rroad, a clerk. Frank Hofeltle had
his leg broken nnd sustained other in
juries. Motorman Sharp saved his life
by jumping Into the bay.
Pi 1'raaldsnl Hiirrlmm 111 I'nrls.
Parle, May 30. At the preliminary
banquet given Inst evening by Presi
dent Emilo Loubet, and ut the recep
tion which followed, the centre of at
traction was Benjamin Harrison, legal
representative of Venezuela at tho
forthcoming sessions of the Vene
zuela boundary commission In this
city, nnd Mrs. Harrison.
Confident or .'londerona Election.
Des Moines, M:y 30. In Iowa po
litical aud congressional circles the
claim la made that General Henderso.i
is practically 'sure of the speakership.
Congiessamn Hull said, today: "I con
fidently believe General Hendersor.
will be nominated on the first ballot."
L WEEK'S NEWS CONDENSED.
Wednesday. May 4.
A big coal rate war la Imminent in
the Ohio coal fields.
Extraordinary precautions havebecn
taken to keep tho proceedings of the
peace conference at The Hague secret.
B. F. Clark, United States consul at
Pernambucoi died on the steamer
Retellna while homeward bound, and
was burled at sea.
George II. and Mrs. Klnter. Chris
tian scientist.!, and 'Tr. and Urs. J. C.
Saunders, arc ut" Test at Buffalo,
charged Vlth r a1 the hitter's
9-year-old boy U of neglect.
Ttiiir-.l It, Mav &.
Senator Piatt, of NW York, favors
the nomination of McKlnloy and Ho
bart. On his march to Malolos General
Lawton had 22 tights and captured 28
Queen Victoria's MHh birthday was
celebrated in ull parts of the world
Colonel E. W. Cole, of Nashville,
the richest man In Tennessee, drop
ped dend in a New York hotel.
The striking grain and freight han
dlers of Buffalo have resumed work,
having gained nearly every point.
Colonel BummarS, of the Second Ore
gon regiment, has been breveted brlf! i
dlor general for bravery In the Philip
pines. Frtdov, May UO.
A white man and a colored woman
were killed during a fire In a New York
Still another Unsuccessful attempt
was made yesterday to float the Ameri
can line stenmer Paris.
Secretary of Agriculture Wilson savs
he Is not a candidate to succeed J. 11.
Gear. United States senator from Iowa.
Senor Castelar. the famous Republi
can and president of the short lived
Spanish republic died at Murcla, aged
Later advices show that tho Mos
quito coast Indians have refused to
surrender their rights to Nicaragua
and threaten to revolt.
HnturdSV, Mav !I7.
Th" president has appointed John C
Twombley postmaster at Denver. Colo.
Rosa Ronheur, the famous animal
painter, died at Fontalnebleau, France,
An automobile traveled from Chi
cago to New York, 707 miles. In 40
hours und 4 minutes.
Fire nt Coney Island swept 20 acres,
destroying 200 buildings and causing
m arly S1.00U.U00 loss.
The Prosbytarian general assembly
referred the case of Dr. McGlffcrt, for
alleged heresy, to (he New York pres
bytery. The Presbyterian general assembly,
nt Minneapolis, adopted resolutions
urging an anti-polygamy constitu
Momlaj , May till.
A tornado In Hamilton count, Ne
briska, did $lon,ooo damage.
It Is rumored In Rome that the pope
will create a South American cardinal.
James Williams, colored convict at
Dannemora (N. Y.) prison, suicided by
setting fire to his cell.
Susan Grant, a young colored wo
man, was outraged and murdered on
a lonely road near Savannah.
Coal production In the United States
In 1R98, 219,8315,093 short tons, nil In
crease of neurly 10 per rent over 1S97.
It now seems evident that the steam
er Parta, ashore on the rocks near Fal
mouth, England, is doomed to destruc
tion. Nearllurdeevllle, S. C, the farm
house of Jacob Solomons was destroy
ed by fire. Solomons, his wife und
seven children perished.
Tuesday, May ,10.
The Relglnn government has rescind
ed the intordlctlon upon the importa
tion of American cattle.
The Fifteenth Infantry has arrived
at Manila. One man was drowned and
live deserted at Honolulu.
Marlon Clark, the 18-months-old
child kidnaped from her New York
home nine days ago. Is still missing.
Clotheslines saved 3-year-old Joseph
Frederick, who tell from the fourth
story window of his home in New
President McKInley yesterday Issued
the amendments to the civil service
rule, releasing about 4,000 offices from
By the explosion of a gasoline stove
at their Philadelphia home Mrs. Berba
and her 9-year-old daughter were
probably fatally burned.
Adrian Union was electrocuted at
Sing Sing for the murder of his wife,
whom he killed when she visited him
In prison, bringing him delicacies.
THE PRODUCE MARKETS
As Reflected iy Dealing in Philadel
phia mid Baltimore).
Philadelphia, May Z3.-Flour well main
talned; winter superfine, ClSG3.ni Penn
sylvania roller, clear. 3.1.V(i;!.:tO; city mills,
extra, HC06t,7S, Hye Hour quiet and
Ht, :.rly at Pi.WiZ.W per barrel for choice
Pennsylvania, Wheat firm; No. 2 red.
spot. Ill elevator. "fi'jtlTfi'.sc. Corn Steady;
No. 2 mixed spot. In elevator, 3"''i :!"'.....
No. 2 yellow, for local trade. 41e. Oat
dull; No. 2 white. 31'.jc; No. 2 white,
lipped. 32r. Hay quiet: choice timothy,
fUMOU for larg bales. Beef steady;
beef hnmK, tWiWflaD. Pork Ilrm; family.
Jll..Wil2. Lard firm; city refined. In
tierces. r40ri'. Butter strong: western
creamery. ISHdSUc.; do. factory, 11 Vi
UHtO.; imitation creame ry, 12';Hl!ic. ; New
York dairy, ItMOlTc; do. creamery, WM
18c. ; fancy Pennsylvania prints jobbing
at S0Bcj do. wholesale, 18c. CheSM
steady: large, white, 8c. ; small do., t(j
!H4c : large, colored. 84SHc ; smsll do.,
tic. Ettas easy; New Verk and Pennsyl
vania, UVlC-1 western, fresh, lV'StlS'jc ;
Baltimore, Muy 29. Flour quiet; west
ern suiMTllne. $2.2512.10; western extra.
2.WV!i3; western family. W.lgflH.SOl winter
wheat, patent, S3.7r5i3.90; spring wheat
patent. J3.0tKd4.lO; spring wheat, stralRht,
ll.nr.Tili.sa. Wheat strong: spot. 7T'n77',e. ;
month. WQTmc; June. Tni'tTi: ; July.
78V.I "' : steamer No. 2 red, DOOMO.!
southern, by sample. KKjTSc; do. on
grade. 7:iifi77c. Corn steady: spot, month
nnd June. SGfcfc 36!tc ; July. 37fi37l4c.:
steamer mixed, SSf j 35ViC. ; southern, white.
43ii',;C. ; do. yellow. 38WJ8HC Oat dull
nnd easy; No. 2 white. 32V4li33c.; No. 2
mixed. 29M:''i30c. Rye nominal; No. 2 west-ern.fWc-Lettuco
steady nt 50c. per bushel
box. Whisky steady at $1.3061.31 per gal
lon for finished goods In carloads; Jl..;l a
1.22 for lobbing lots.
Canada's Vacillating Poliov in the
0UB MERCHANTS VICTIMIZED.
After They 1 1 ml Mudo I.ariro Kxpendt
ture For l.ctrl 1 1 muto Hunlm-M the
Lnvra Were So Chnnired mm to tlmt
Them Out, Involvlnir Heavy l.o-.
Washington. May 30. Feeling It to
be necessary at this stage in the ex
changes between the I'nlted States and
Great Britain respecting the Canadian
boundary controversy that tho SXSCt
attitude of the American commission
ers should be defined, aud that the
people not only of the United Stntes
but of Great Britain might buve an op
' tortunity to Judge for themselves of
I ihe comparative rectitude of the ac
tions of the I'nlted States and Canadv
: respectively', the following statement
j has been obtained from a prominent
j Canada continues to be a land of
, surprises. The friendly protocol 01
Washington was signed on May 30, 1898,
for the adjustment of all difference-,
between the United states and Canada
; in u most amicable spirit. The Ink of
that protocol was only well dry when
the province of Ontario discovered a
chance to exhibit her Idea of Interna
tional equity. American lumbermen
bad been Invited to ta';e timber limit;
In that province with the privilege ol
cutting logs and exporting them to tht
I'nlted Slates. The provincial govern
ment, after giving them tiieir leases
! and taking tbelr money Into the tre . -in'!',
passed a decree prohll Itlng the ex
port of such logs, with the result of
causing some bankruptcies In Michi
gan, During the gesslona of tho commis
sion tho same peculiar Idea of Interna
tional Justb" Mas exhibited in another
province thai of British Columbia.
This time it waa the mining Interests
that were involved. The authorities
of that province took the money of the
American miners who Mad made the
discoveries of gold, allowed them to
spend thousands oi dollars in con
structing a roadway to tue scene of
their Interests und then proceeded to
i change their laws to confine ull sin 1
mining privileges to British subjects
and l'ritisii corporations,
Another such instance of this Kind
of practice worked out to American
' nurserymen. Thoy bad taken contracts
to supply certain stocks to the Cans
! dians, when, under the pretense of
! fear of Klin Jose scale, the Canadli 1
authorities prohibited any further Im
1 portation of nursery stuck. At the
j same time the Canadian courts held
I the Americans liable for violation of
. the contract which their own laws bad
1 aused to be vacated.
The Dominion government also
j seems to share these peculiar prin
ciples of International intercourse In
respect to the boundary of Alaska.
' They protested Indignantly against
any conditions saving the existing
1 right of Americans to the country to
be arbitrated. Years before the com
mission met I nltrnl States citizens,
without any question or protest against
their right to do so, bad occupied the
head waters of the I.ynn canal and es
tablished towns anil settlements there
Canada had never assorted a claim to
the region. The Americans bud built
paths over the passes from the Lynu
canal beyond the mountains and es
tablished communication with the
Yukon by Intervening lakes and
streams. This, too, was done without
protest or question of their right to
pass over the mountain summits.
Under these circumstances the Uni
ted states commissioners thought It
right to withhold such tidewater set
tlements from the arbitrators' Juris
diction, and it was against this limita
tion that the Canadian commissioners
; so vehemently protested, Now it seems
that Canada Is protesting with equal
vehemence against arbitration, unless
the United Stales shall agree to give
I hem in any case the Pyramid harbor
region, to which they never before the
meeting of the commission asserted
1 any right, which they had never OCCU-
; pied With B flag, or constable or a Can-
1 adlan subject, or even a canoe.
How they reconcile this claim with
their position in the cuuimission in re-
I sped to referring the boundary ques
tion to arbitration remains to be ex
plained to the British government.
I There seems little prospect of adjust
ment of the boundary question if it is
left to the control of the Canadians.
If they are to control the action of
the Imperial government It Is import-
i ant to that government that Canada
should bring her Ideas to conformity
: with those which have hitherto guided
Great Britain and the United State;
! Into the paths of peace and friendship.
Two New York Sturm Victims.
Tonawanda, N. Y May 30. A cy
clone pnssed over the southern portion
of this city and adjacent country at
4:3u o'clock yesterday afternoon. Two
men wen- killed, houses wrecked and
much other damage done. The dead
are: Charles Browne, Tonawanda, a
farmer; Frederick Johnson. Grand Isl
and, farm laborer. Browne was blown
from his wngon while driving along
the river road Just south of Tona
wanda and hurled against a fence.
.Johnson was killed by a tree falling
on him while he was seeking she!;,-,
from the great downpour of rain.
Pre I den I of Brown University.
New York. May 30 Rev. Dr. W. H.
P. Faunce, pnstor of the Fifth avenue
Baptist church of this city, will accept
the call to the presidency of Brown
university. Tho call was made sev
eral days ago, and for a time Dr.
Faunce was undecided as to whether
ho would nccept. The position has
been vacant for many months, being
last held by Dr. Andrews, now super
intendent of Chicago's schools.
Iiewrj'- slow .loiirm y Home.
Washington, May 27. Admiral Dew
ey telesrapha the navy department
Hint he will stop at various places on
his way to the United States, and will
reach New York about Oct. L This In
dicates thht. despite the statement of
Surgeon Page, the admiral is lu poor
THE QREENSCURG SHOOTING.
tht. Iod Mnn the Victim f h djMBS
it.i Among rooic.
Greensburn. Pa., May Xt.MbM
Cralg. of Allegheny, who was shot by
a companion on Centennial lny here,
died at the Westmoreland hospital f
terday. While to Coroner Owens an4
Officer Bonier, who received Ihe hnto
mortem statement of the dying man.
Cralg refused to state that "Hal"
Hannan, of Johnstown, did the .rifcoot
Ing, one of the physicians at the hos
pital was told by the dying mar last
night that the man who shot hjtu r.rs
a tall, slim man with light eldlbt i.
and had a crooked eye. Coroner Owetii
yesterday afternoon empanelled a Jury
and several witnesses to the shoel it
were examined. They all agreed fi
the man who did the shooting was la
and slim nnd wore a light Mill r
clothes, but none rould say pasftU ily
that he has a crooked eye.
The cause of the shooting, kept a
secret by Cralg and Olenchauff, came
out yesterdny. The report is that while
operating their "bunco" games nt Al
toona on Wednesday three of th"
Cralg gang were arrested and hold
prisoners. Hannan and Olenchauff, wh
it nppears, carried the bulk ol the
money secured In the games, ran
away from Altoona. leaving the
prisoners to get out ol the.
trouble as best they could, Urals
charged Hannan and Clenchantl Ith
"unprofessional conduit." and tli?
angry words and the striking of ihe
two companions by Craig led directly
to the killing. Olenchauff, wbom
Cralg in his dying statement positive
ly exonerated, Is held now by the Al
PITTSBURG'S HEAVY STORM.
a Ten-Year-Old fcchool ;tri Narrow
ly Escaped Electrocution.
Pittsburg. May 30, A terrific wind
nnd rain storm passed over this sectiOS
yesterday, doing considerable money
damage, but no fatalities resulted. The
most serious effect of the storm was
the almost electrocution of Annie Sul
livan, a 10-year-old girl who was on
her way home from school. She was
struck by a live telephone wire heav
ily charged by a cross with etectrle
fight wires. The wire caught her
across the throat nnd burned Into the
Best) from ear to ear. The physicians
say he hns a chance of recovery,
The Miller street Bchool house, In
Mlnersvllle, was unroofed and several
children were supposed to be pinned
under the debris. This fortunately
proved untrue, and no one was seri-
1 usiy Injured, The roof of A Warm
castle's livery stable. In the east end.
v.: blown off and the entire system
1 ti lephone, telegraph and trolley i r -ci
'ts were prostrated, delaying ...
strcei car traffic for three hours. The
Fait End electric light plant was prac
tically wrecked, resulting In Hie ma
chinery being stopped for the nighu
leaving the entire east end In almost
The damage throughout the city ii
trees, fences, roofs, etc., is heavy. Re
ports from surrounding towns give th
damage as considerable, but no fatali
ITEMS OF STATE NEWS.
Allentown, Pa., May 80. Fred.
Roppert, who ch kt I his wife to death
on Saturday, and afterward cut hi.
throat with a razor, died yesterday
from his wounds.
Reading. Pa.. May r.O - At a meet
ing of the directors of the Reading
Iron company it was agreed to make,
a further advance in the wages of the
employes, to take effect June l"i Tin
is the third Increase In the past sit
months, and the total increase is frota
15 to 35 per cent.
Allentown. Pa., May 29. Preston
Everett, aged IS years, of Egypt. Pa.,
was waylaid at the bridge at White
Hall midnight Saturday by seven
men. who attempted to rob him. Ever
ett tired on the men and killed one of
them, .lames Howard, of Seranton Hb
subsequently surrendered to the au
thorities. Philipsburg, Pa., May 30. A special
convention of the miners of central
Pennsylvania will be held this after
noon ut Clearfield todetermine whether
or not a strike nr suspension shall bo
ordered at all mines where the opera
tors have not agreed to pay 50 cent! a
ton for pick and 27 cents a ton fos
Somerset. Pa., May 29. After re
maining locked n 1 from 8 o'clock Sat
urday evening until 7 o'clock y Bterdajr
morning the jury In the Peter Meyer
case came into court with a verdict
of guilty of murder in the first degree.
The esse against Meyers for the mur
der of Constable John Lenhari is pro
ceeding this morning.
Pittsburg, May 30. The America
steel nnd Win- company has concluded
a deal for the purchase of all tho
stock of the Shoenberger Horseshoe
company, geo ntly formed, to make and
export horseshoes. The proposed plant,
nt Glassport will be abandoned, ami
the property purchased will probably
be sold. The output of tho ShoeS
berger horseshoe plant of the Ameri
can Steel and Wire company will be
Increased to almost 1,1 ,000 kegs of
horseshoes a year, and it Will be tii.id
by far the Largest horseshoe plant In
Reading. Pa., May 27. As a 1 ilf.
of the recent investigation into Lb
railroad wreck at Exeter County Dl
tectlveKersber last Thursday sworoont
Information, nt tne instance of the dis
trict attorney, against Engineers Or
rell and Wildermuth. Conductors Ma
gec nnd Brotniner and Train Dispatch
er Ronrke on the charge of misde
meanor. The five men were arrsted
st Norrlstown last evening, where they
had gone to testify at tho Norrlstown
Inquest. They each furnished bail in
the sum of 11,000 for their appearance
at the court of quarter session.- of
Berks county on June 12. The cor
oner's Jury at Norrlstown places the
tntiro blame on the railroad company.
Ilrcuon Soldier Will Q SO Portland.
Washington. May 30. Secretary Al
ger has received a a gram frnm
General Otis, in rSSp 1 1 Lis in
quiries, announcing that a majority of
tho Oregon regiment of volunteers at
Manila had electedto return by steamer
directly to Portland. Oro. The Wish
lngton regiment decided to come first
to San Francisco.