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ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 1900.
EVENTS OF THE DAY
Epitome of the Telegraphic
News of the World.
TURKIC TICKS FKOM THR WIRKS
Ah Intereatlug t'ullenllon uf Itema Preen
the Two lleinlauherea Preeented
In a Comlemed Farm.
Two thousand stand of arm hv
been given up liy the Boer at Pretoria.
The battleship Oregon mid 8,000
Amarleuu troop Will go to Taka at
American ship took no part Id the
bombardment aud seizure ol the Chi
ne fort t Taka.
A special session of congrons ratty h
sailed. The situation In the far Kait
asemt to demand It.
Three of the forte at Taka were com
pletely destroyed by the bombardment
from foreign ship, end tlx British v
elscapturad four Chlneee torpedo boata.
Mra. Ileveridge. wife of United Btatei
Senator Bevaridge, of Indiana, died in
a sanitarium at Danavltle, N. Y., ol
heart failure. Sb bad been 111 aeveral
Half of the business portion of the
city of Illooimngton, III., including
five squares of the finest buslneas blocki
of the city and the court houau, were
destroyed by fire, with losses estimated
Negotiation! for a eommerolal treaty
with France have been aatiafactorily
oonoludeil by the Brazilian minister ol
foreign affaire at Kio Janeiro. Franot
will grant a reduction of 20 per cent
on the duty on Brazilian coffee.
The Paolflo Oil Worka Company waa
incorporated at Tacoma. Waah., with
a capital of f 260,000, to bore for oil in
gulch, almoat in the heart of the
city. Sample oil from outcropping in
dlcate rloh depoalt. Work will b
proaeonted at onoe.
A dlapatch from Lord Roberta aeat
from lretoria, Juno 10, glvea an official
varslon of an attack on a British poel
at Zand river, June 16, by 800 Howe,
with three guna. It aaya that General
Knox, with a mixed foioe, drove off the
Boer, who left four dead and four pria-
ouera on the Held. The ilritiah loi
waa Major Seymour aud two men killed
and nine wounded.
The French government wilt hare
4,300 troope at Taku when the rein-
forcementa just ordered have arrived
there. They will reach 'aku before
June 10. The dispatch of a cruise
dlvlalon, which waa decided upon,
will give Franoo m strong naval force,
oonalating of seven modern cruiser-
three of the flrst-clais and four of the
eeconil olaaa four guuboata and a dla
Chlneae forta at Taku fired on foreign
vessels, but were eoon .foiced to tor
render. Ruaaia haa demanded of China an In
demnity of 60,000,000 taela for tha
damage done ti the railroad from Tiea
Tain to I'ekln.
John Vaaa, one of the beat-know
mining eiperta on the 1'acltlo Coaat,
died of consumption at Baker City,
Or., aged 46 year.
Trouble la rife in the northern part
of the Republic of San Ooiinngo. Many
arreata have been made, inclining lead
era of the former government party.
In oonaequence of the gravity of tin
ltuation in China, England haa order
ed the Seventh Bengal infantry at
Simla, India, to proceed to Hong Kong.
J. C. Pardee, aged 86 yeara, a brake
man on the Southern Paoifio train, who
Uvea in Aahland, Or., waa killed al
Dunsmulr, Cel., by bein run over by
' Information from Pekin, brought te
Shanghai by refugeea, eaya that tht
oity ia in a state of panio. - Incendiary
Urea are of nightly occurrence, aud
aooree of outragee are reported. Wo
men and children from Tien Tain an
pouring into Shanghai. The ohlel
danger there ia the faot that the native
town, behind tha European settlement.
is full of bad onaraotera, whoae atti'
tude la becoming every day more Inso
lent and menacing.
At Needles, Cal.. the federal guars
tin inspector has been prevented front
molesting passengers on Santa re truini
at the state line and bia authority is
Ignorned by the railroad officials. Or
ders have been issued to all conductors
to take up 4he pass of the inspector,
Mr. Jenkins, if presented, and collect
hie fare. Jenkins has wired to Surgeon
Kenyoun for instructions. The con'
duotors have also been ordored to give
tha inspeotor no information.
8. J. MoCowan, superintendent of
the Phoenix, Aria., Indian Industrial
School, having boon direoted to inves
tigate the condition of the Pima In
dians on their reservation on the Gila
river, SO miles from Phoenix, who
were reported to be suffering from
famine, states that 8,000 Piuiaa aud
an equal numoer of Papa goes are in
great distress. Congress has appropri
ated $88,000 for the relief of the In
dians and rations will soon be distri
buted. The tobacco trust bat established a
virtual boycott on independent dealers
doing business In New England.
Statistics of tha criminal populatloi
of the United States shows that .only
sis per cent of the total number ol
criminals are women.
Tha Montreal Star claims it has evi
dence that the Clan-na-Oael planned
tha Weltand canal explosion aa a re
prisal on Canada for tending troops to
South Africa, , -
American' and Russians fought fide
oy sine si Tien Tain.
Five children perished by the burn
lng of a house at Solomouvllle, Arizona,
Men from the U. S. S. Monocacy
have been sent from Chee Foo to Tien
Ilrigbsm II. Roberta, found guilty
oi unlawful cohabitation at Salt Lake,
was fined $160.
Charles Mofford, a maniac of Cedar
Kapiits, Iowa, alow a whole family,
men aniea ntmseii.
Four miners lost their lives by
explosion in the Champion mine,
Cologne, Germany, waa vlaited by
cyclone, which demolished many build
lugs and throw down a number of
Eight people were killed outright
and 64 severely injured by a collision
between a freight and excursion train
near Green Day, Win.
Frank Gilomre, a white man, of
New Orleana, waa lynched by a mo
for the criminal aaaault aud brutul
murder of a 60-year-old woman.
a neiacnmant oi u Americana wore
caught in ambush by Filipinos on the
island of Minuanao, with the result
that nine were killed and 1 1 wounded
Five men were killed by a oyolone
which visited No Man's Land, Okla
horns. The storm swept the country
for 60 miles. Thousands of cattle
were stampeded aud many killed and
Joaeph Mullet and James Fitzharrla,
the Irishmen, who served sentences in
an English prison for complicity in the
rnoenlx park murdera, aud who ar
rived at New York, May 27 last, hav
The great foreat Urea in the Huachuca
mountains, in Cochise county. Art
suns, have burned themselves out
Muny thousand arcea are denuded and
f 600,000 worth of line lumber has boon
destroyed. A 'prospector named Nod
oyes Is believed to have lost bia life,
Settlements in Ecuador, near the
Colombian frontier, have been saokoc
by Colombian irregular soldiers sud
great cruelties were indicted upon tht
inhabitants, says a Guayaquil, Ecua
dor, diKpatoh. It is expected that
another invasion will occur and that
the Colombian regulars will participate,
The situation ia grave. A conflict be
tween Colombia and Ecuador is iin
Ninety persons were killed and 872
wounded in the recent conflict between
the troops aud tenants in the Varna
district, Bulgaria. A state of siege has
been proclaimed in the districts of
Varna, Shinala. Tirnova, Rasgrand
Ruatchuk aud Klstovats. The govern
ment is anxious to limit the number
of newspapers, and has issued string
eut regulations aa to the qualifications
which must be possessed by the editors
Hunter's advance oolumn occupied
Krugersdorp without opposition on
Admiral Schley's squadron, whioh
has been in quarantine at Montevideo,
baa been released.
A Rnaaian admiral was in com
mand of tha floet that bombarded and
destroyed the foils at Taku.
Railway and telegraphla com muni
cation between Cape Town and Pre
toira is now completely restored.
Thievos cracked the safe of the Gam'
brinui brewery, in Portland, Or., and
escaped with between $000 and $700 lo
A young man named Robert Jackson.
of Riddle, Or., accidentally ahot him
self while door hunting. He was in
Ry the death of David D, Wells, son
of the late David A. Wells, of Norwich,
Conn.. Harvard University is rloher
by about $87,000.
After July 1 the office of Indian
agent at Warm Springs, Or., will be
dispensed with, at which time Agent
James L. Cowan will be dropped.
Hawalisns have met in convention
at Honolulu and have formed an inde
pendent political party. They have
already begun tbe fight for statehood
The statue of Washington presented
to the city of Paris by the Daughters
of tha Americen Revolution has arrived
in Paris. The pedestal has already
been prepared, and the unveiling will
take place July 8.
Uniform wages of $3 for nine hours'
work a day is demanded by tbe line
men working for the Canadian Paoifio
Telegraph Company, the Great North
west Telegraph Company, the Canada-
Atlantic, the Bell Telephone Company.
Over 800 men have quit work owing
to tbe refusal of the companies to ao
cede to their demands.
Assistant Secretary Taylor has ren
dered a deoision adverse to the appeal
of James Kltsharrls and Joseph Mullet,
from the decision of the immigration
officials at New York, who held them
for detiortatlon on the ground that,
baring been oonvioted of felony in con
nection with the murder of Lord Cav
endish and Thomas Henry Brioe, in
Phoenix Park, Dublin, in 1882, they
cannot be permitted to land in this
country under our immigration laws.
Br the death of Thomas E. Miaco
in New York six theaters and a large
fortune are left to his 16-yoar-old
daughter Edna, his sole heir.
A monument to Maj. Gen. John
Sedgwick has been set up at hta birth
place, Cornwall, Conn., and it was
dedicated on Memorial day.
Berlin postal authorities estimate
that no fewer than 160,000 postal cards
without any addresses at all are mailed
in the German empire eveiy year.
THE TICKET MADE DP
President McKinley Renomi
nated at Philadelphia.
ROOSEVELT FOR VICE-PRESIDENT
tpeeehea of tha Day Were Made by
Foraker, Depew and tha Eias
plra State Oovarnor.
Philadelphia, June 23. President
McKinley was unanimously renomlnat
sd fur president of the ' United States
by the Republican National convention
at 1:48 o'clock today, and an hour and
10 minutes later Governor Roosevelt,
f New York, was unanimously select
ed to stand beside him in the coming
Snob unanimous demonstrations In
honor of the nominees of a national
convention have never before been
equaled iwrbaps in the history of poli
tics in this country. It was a love
feast, a jubilee, a ratification meeting
There was a fine setting for today's
ipectacular drama. Bright peonies at
either end of the stage made two flam
ing bits of color. Throughout the vast
multitude (ana moved ceaselessly to
and fro like the wings of a crowd of
alarmed gulls beating the air. There
were no preliminaries. The wrangle
expected over the question of reducing
the representation in the South was
averted by the withdrawal of ex-Sen
ator tjuay's proposition. The great
hall became quiet as Senator Lodge,
tending before 16,000 eager faces,
tavel In hand, announced that nomina
tions for president of the United States
were in order. The reading clerk ad
vanced to the front of tbe platform
He was about to call the roll of states
for the presentation of candidates.
When Alahamal was called, a thin.
red-whiskered delegate from that state
rose and summered the first right to
apeak to Obio. A flutter of handker
chiefs filled the air, and cheer after
cheer went np from thedelegates in the
pit, as Senator rorakor, of Onto, strode
oward the platform.
At the end of a half hours' speech.
the senator placed McKinley in nom
ination, amid enthrusiasm unbounded.
Seconding speeches were made by
Iheodore Kooaevelt, Senator Thurston,
John W. Yerkes, an orator from the
Blue Grass state, and Governor Mount,
of Indiana, but before the latter con
cluded the convention was impatient
for a vote, and several times tried to
howl him down.
Calling tha Roll.
Then the roll of states was called
aud delegation after delegation rose in
solid blocks and cast their votes for
McKinley. When Chairman Lodge
mane tho announorment that the preai
dent had been renominated for the term
Beginning march 4, iwi, were was
tbe same wild storm which had been
raised by Foraker, and when it was
over Rooxevelt's nomination for the
ice-presidency evoked a succession of
Lafa Young, who was with Roosevelt
in Cuba, nominated him on behalf of
the state whioh had originally came to
Philadelphia for Dolliver. His nom
ination was seconded by Delegate Mur-
ay, of Secretary Long's state, and Del
egate Ashtou, of Washington, who
came here for Bartlett Tripp. Chaun
cey Depew wound up the oratory on
behalf of the state whioh declared for
Woodruff. Do pew's speech aroused
the most dazzling dreams of the coun
try's future. During every pause, the
band played but one air, the tune
which Colonel Koosevelt had heard In
the trenches before Santiago.
At 8:14 o'clock tbe convention, which
bad done the unparalleled thing of
nominating both the candidates for
president and vice-president unani
Governor Roosevelt drove from the
convention ball with Mr. Odell, seated
in the rear of an open landau. He
lifted his broad-brimed hat to the ""con
tinuous ealvos that greeted him as he
passed through the densely paoked
street, like a conquering hero fresh
from new victories. Tonight the faces
of MoKinley and Roosevelt are on all
the badges, and their names are on
Roberts Found Qutlty.
Salt Lake, June 88. The jury in the
case ot B. II. Roberta, on trial for un
lawful oohabitation, returned a verdiot
of guilty. Roberts, in an agreed state
ment of facta put before the jury, ad
mitted that he entered into a polyga
mous marriage with Maggie B. Shipp
and lived with her and his legal wife,
Sarah Louisa. It is claimed that Rob
erts relies on the supreme court to re
verse the verdiot on technical grounds.
Striken Wrack a Bridge.
Gunnison, Colo., June 28. The
Colorado Ac Southern Railroad Com
pany's iron bridge across the Gunnison
river, 2 miles above this town, was
wrecked by an explosion of giant pow
der early tha morning. Tbe explosion
is believed to have been caused by sym
pathisers with the strikers at the coal
mines, to prevent the running of trains
to the mines.
The animal that first sucoumbs to
extreme cold is the horse.
Tarrlbla Tragady In Ban Pranalaoo.
San Francisco, June 28. Henry E.
Pike, a bookkeeper, shot and killed his
former wife, and then committed sui-1
olde tonight at the horn of Mrs. Pike.
Pike left a letter full of abnse of bis
former wife, accusing her of many im-1
proprieties. Pike formerly lived al
Denver, where he was in the employ I
of the Denver A Rio Grande railroad.
II came to this oity about eight yeara
ago. it is thought that his mind was
Party's Frlnelplee Adopted by
Philadelphia, June 28. The follow
ing is the text of the platform adopted
by the Republican National convention
The Republicans of the United
States, through their chosen represen
tatlves. met in national convention
looking back upon an unsurpassed rec
ord of achievement and looking for
ward into a great Hold of duty and op
portunity, and appealing to the judg
men) of their countrymen, make theae
The expectation in which the
American people, turning from the
Democratic party, entrusted the power
of the United States four years ago to
Republican chief magistrate and a Re
publican conuresa, has been met and
satisfied. When the people then as
sembled at the polls, after a term
Democratic legislation and adminstra-
tion, business was dead, industry par
alysed and the national credit disas-
trously impaired. The oountiy's capi
tal was bidden away aud its labor dis
tressed and unemployed. The Demo
crats had no other plan with which
improve the ruinous conditions which
they had themselves produced, than
coin silver at the ratio of 16 to 1. Th
Republican party, denouoing this plan
as sure to produce conditions even
worse than those from which relief was
sought, promised to restore prosperity
by means of two legislative measures
a protective tariff and a law making
gold the standard of value. The peo
tile, by irreat majorities, issued to the
Republican party a commission to en
act these laws. This' commission has
been executed, and the Republican
pledge is redeemed; and prosperity
more general and more abundant than
we have ever known bos followed these
There ia no longer any controversy as
to the value of any governement obli
gations. Every American dollar is
gold dollar or its equivalent, and
American credit stands higher than
that of any nation. Capital is fully
employed, and everywhere labor
We indorse the administration of
William MoKinley. Its aota have
been established in wisdom and in
patriotism, and at home and abroad it
has distinctly elevated and extended
the influence of the American nation
Walking untried paths and facing un
forseen resionsibilities, I'resident Mc
Kinley baa been, in everv situation
the true American patriot and upright
statesman, clear in vision, strong in
judgment, firm in action, always in
spiring and deserving the confidence of
'We renew our allegiance to the prin
ciple of the gold standard, and declare
our confidence in !the wisdom of the
legislation of the Fifty-sixth congress.
bv which the parity of all ol our
nionev and the stability of our cur
rency on a gold basis bas been secured
We renew our faith in the policy ol
protection to American labor. In that
policy our industries have been estab
lished, diversified and maintained
By protecting the home, competition
has been stimulated and production
We commend the policy of the Re
publican party in maintaining the effi
ciency of the civil service. ine ad
ministration bas acted wisely in its
effort to secuie for public service in
Cuba, Puerto Rico, Hawaii and tbe
Philippine islands only those whose
fitness haa been determined by training
and experience. We believe that em
ployment in the public service in these
territories should be conn tied, as lar bb
practicable, to their inhabitants.
Fublio movements looking to a per
manent improvement of the roads and
highwaya of the country, meet with
our cordial approval, and we recom
mend this subject to the earnestjeonsid
eration of the people and of the legis
latures ot tbe several states.
We favor the extension of the rural
free delivery service wherever its ex
tension may be justified.
We favor home rule for and tbe early
admission to statehood of the territories
of New Mexico, Arizona and Okla
homa. We favor the construction, owner
ship, control aud protection of an isth
mian canal by the government of the
In the interest of our expanding com
mcroe, we recommend that congress
create a department of commerce and
industries in the charge of a secretary
with a seat in the cabinet.
We approve the annexation of th
Hawaiian islands to the United States.
In accepting, by the treaty of Paris,
the responsibility of our victories in
the Spanish war, the president and the
senate won the undoubted approval ol
the American people No other course
was possible than to destroy Spain's
sovereignty throughout the West Indies
and in the Philippine islands.
The largest measure of self-govern
ment consistent with their welfare and
our duties shall be secured to them by
law. To Culm, independence and
self-government were assured in the
same voice by which war was deolared.
The Republican party, upon its his
tory and upon this declaration of its
principles and policies confidently in
vokes the considerate and approving
judgment of the American people.
Portabta Sawmill Blew Hp.
Hamburg, N. Y., June 88. A boiler
of a portable steam engine uned to pro
pel a tawmill explodod hear the village
of Eden, Erie county, this evening, in
stantly killing three men John Flem
ing, Alexander Fleming and Bert Main
looser. Taooma will offer a $160 silver cup
for a competive drill between the 19
companies ot the National Guard,
which will celebrate there July 4.
BATTLE OF TIEN TSIN
Eight Hundred Americans in
FOREIGNERS ARE HARD PRESSED
Belnforeamnta on tha Way Up Proat
laku Tragedy In Pakln Palaoa
Xaara la Vary Meager.
London, June 28. The silence of Pe
kin continues unbroken, four thous
and men of the allied forces were hav
ing sharp defensive fighting at Tien
Tsin Tuesday and Wednesday, with a
prospect of being reiuforced Thursday,
This is the situation in China, as set
forth in the British government dis
"Kight hundred Americans are tak
ing part in the fighting at Tien Tsin.
says tbe Shanghai correspondent of the
Daily Exjiress, cabling last evening,
and they apparently form a part of
supplementary force, arriving with
Germans and British after the conflict
started. It is impossible to estimate
the number of the Chinese there; they
had a surprising number of guns
This information appears to have been
In ought by the United States gunboat
Nashville to Che too and telegraph
thence to Shanghai.
The Chinese are deserting Shanghai
in large numbers and going into the in
Reports from native sources continue
to reach Shanghai of anarchy in Pe
kin. According to these tales, the
streets are filled day and night with
Boxers, who are wholly beyond the
cuntrol of the Chinese troops and who
are working themselves up to a frenzy
and clamoring lor the death of all for-
The English consulate at Shanghai is
said to have receievd from influential
natves roportsof a tragedy in the palace
at Pekin, though precisely what is not
defined. The consulate thinks that
Admiral Seymour, commander of the
international relief column, was mis
led from information from Pekin and,
consequently, underestimated the diffi
culties on his way end the Chinese
power of resistance with Maxim guns
and Maueeis. The consulate at Shang
hai still believes the foreign ministers
at Pekin are safe, although Japanese
reports received at Shanghai allege
that up to June 15, 100 foreigners had
been killed in I'ekiu.
BAD FIRE AT PITTSBURG.
Damaga la Over a Quarter of a Mlllloa
Pittsburg, June 25. Fire in one of
the principal down-town busuess blocks
today cause a loss of If 250,000, involv
ing eight buildings, containing many
office tenants. The aggregate insur
ance will more than cover the amount.
The fire broke out in the rear of the
Eicubauni Company's printing estab
lishment, supposedly caused by spon
taneous combustion. The Kichbaom
building fronted on Fifth avenue, a
few doors below Wood street, was six
stories high and was tenanted by many
officeholders, Duff's college occupying
the two upper floors and the Holmes
Electric Company the third floor. Be
fore tbe firemen could do much effect
ive work the fire had communicated to
the Exchange National Bank building.
next door below, and from there to the
Ilunsey building, adjoining. Simul
taneously the fire extended to James
Piatt's saloon aud restaurant and A
M. Murdock's flower store on the up
per side. For a time the entire block
bounded by Fifth avenue, Wood street,
Diamond and Market streets seemed
doomed to destruction. Immense fire
brands were carried bv the wind to
buildiugs in all directions.
The greatest excitement prevailed in
the rooms of Duff s Business College,
where 60 or more students were at
work. The extension of the flames
was so rapid that these people bad to
run for their lives, not having time to
gather their belongings together. Re
ports were rife that several students
id perished, bnt it is known tonight
that all. escaped unhurt.
London, June 26. The Times says
this morning: "June 9 the government
of Morocco sent a formal demand to
the French government for Euiopean
arbiitatiun of the questions in dispute
between Paris and Tangiera. Morocco
contends that she possesses a mass of
correspondence with the Algerian Deys
(lurkieh governors ol Algeria before
the French conquest of 1830), conclu
sively proving that tbe Oasis of Tuat,
nearly equal distant from Morocco,
Algeria, Tunis and Fezzau, formed' part
of the Moorish empire and was so recog
nized by the predecessors of France in
llraily Returna to Alaaka.
Washington, June 26. It ia given
out here that Governor Brady, of Alas
ka, will return to Alaska in a few davs.
Od May 16 the Republicans of Alaska
assembled in convention declared that
Governor Brady's coutinuanoe in office
was inimical to the interests of Alaska.
The governor blames congress for slow
legislation, and believes that he can
make explanations that will be entire-
satisfactory to his people.
In ltnbela' Ilanda.
Ciracas, June 25. The Colombian
revolutionists have occupied Bucara
manga, on the Venezuelan frontier.
Cuiouta, a town in the department of
Santander, also on the Venezuelan
frontier, continues in possession of the
Printing Preaamen adjourned.
Milwaukee, Wis., June 85. The In
ternational Printing Pressmen and As
sistants' Union adjourned sine die today.
PROCLAMATION TO VICEROYS
laaned by tha Foreign Adralrala at
London, June 26. Tbe admiralty
bas received the following dispatch
from Kear-Admiral Bruce:
"Takn, June 26. No communica
tion from the oommander-in-cbief in
seven days or from Tien Tsin in five
days. The allies hold the Taku forts
and Tong Kq securely, and they will
advance to the relief of Tien Tsin when
in sufficient strength. Troops are ex
pected from Hong Kong tomorrow and
800 from Wei 11 ai Wei the following
day. It is believed that fighting is con
stantly proceeding around Tien Tsin,
Our garrison there should be about
"ine following proclamation was
agreed to this morning, to be issued
" 'Theadmlralsand senior naval offi
cer of the allied powers in China de
sire to make known to all viceroys and
authorities along the coasts and in th
citiea and province of China that they
Intend to use armed force only against
the Boxers and people that oppose them
on their march to Pekin for tbe rescue
of their fellow countivmen.' "
The date that the above dispatch win
sent off from Taku is not given, but it
its probably June 19
Several dispatches from Shanghai
continue to recount wholesale slaughter
at Pekin. The soldier and Boxers are
said to be massacring each other, and
tbe Chinese manobus are also reported
to be engaged in tbe slaughter. Prince
Tuan ia alleged to have sacked and
burned the palace. The emperor is re
ported to have been killed, the dowager
empress is represented as- missing, and
in some quarter it Is believed she haa
committed suicide. All tbis purports
to have been contained in a letter from
Pekin received by a high official Chi
naman at Shanghai, where it is hoped
the desperate struggle between the
leaders and the dowager empiesawill
prevent the sects combining against the
PEACE WITH TAGALS.
riltplno Leader at Manila Agree Vpoi
Manila, June 25. Two hundred Fil
ipinos met tbis morning in Manila tc
determine honors ole and decorous
methods for securing peace. The re
sults were submitted this evening to
General MacArthur, who accepted
them. The leaders of the meeting will
use their influence to induce Aguinaldo
to accept the arrangements. If they
are snpccessfui, as they hope to be,
they believe Aguinaldo will issue or
ders in conjunction with the American
authorities for tha cessation of hostili
Tbe meeting which wa the first of
the kind since the days of the Filipino
congress, was composed of the distinct
revolutionary element, the Americanist
being lacking. Thirty political prison
ers were released from jail this morn
ing in order to attend. Senor Paterno
presided and Senor Buencamino, the
originator of tbe movement; Senor
Flores, General Pio dei Pilar, General
Garcia, General Macabulos, and other
prominent revolutionists were present.
It waa pointed out that the questions
to be considered were military and
oiril, the military concerned with a
cessation of hostilites, and the civil
with the determination of the political
status of the Filipinos. Tbe immed
iate object of the meeting was to effect
peace, and consequently tiie leaders
could consult with the civil commis
sion as to political matters. It was
evident that Senor Paterno was con
vinced that he could obtain Aguinal-
do's sanction to a peace based upon the
following seven clauses, which, after
four hours, were unanimously acoepted
as compatible with an honorable peace:
First A tn nesty .
Second The return by the Ameri
cans to the Filipino of confiscated
Third Employment of revolutionary
generals in tbe navy and militia when
Fourth The application of the Fili
pino revenues to succor needy Filipino
Fifth A guarantee to the Filipinos
of the faxercise of personal rights ao-
corded to Americans by their constitu
tion. Sixth Establishment of civil gov
ernments at Manila and in the prov
inces. Seventh Expulsion of the friar.
The statement ot the seventh provis
ion was vociferously acclaimed, the
entire assembly shouting, "expel, ex
pel." Yellow Fever in Cuba.
Havana, June 25. The unuaally
heavy rains that have been falling
throughout Cuba have caused yellow
fever in places where it has been un
known for years. Fortunately, except
at Santa Clara and Quemados, the
United States troops have escaped. At
Quemados two cases are reported,
among the member of General Lees
staff Major Kean, chief surgeon, and
Captain Hepburn, signal offioer. Cap
tain Hepburn's case is serious, but
Major Kean's ia light. Mrs. Edmund, !
wife of tbe late Major Frank Edmunds,
is convalescent. She has not yet been
told of her husband' death. Havana
has developed only three cases thus far.
in spite of the gloomy prediction of
what would occur as soon as the rainy
season, from which the'eity did not suf
fer last year, was really at hand.
MlnUter Drowned While Bathing.
Sonoma, Cal., June 85. The Rev.
F. B. Bartlet, pastor of the Episcopal
church of St. Mary the Virgin, of San
Francisco, haa been acoidently
drowned, while bathing, in Sonoma
Captain George Towle Dead.
New York June 26. The death Is
announced in London of Captain
George F. Towle, U, S. A., retired,
aged 66 year. j
TO INSTANT DEATH
Thirty-five People Lost in a
Georgia Train Wreck.
WAS A DISASTROUS WASH-OUT
Trentendoua Itnlna of the Pnat Tvt
Weeka the Cauaa of tha
Atlanta, C.&., June 26. A passenger
train on the Macou branch of the
Southern railway ran into a wash out
ne and a half miles north of Mo
Donough last night, and waa complete
ly wrecked. The wreck caught fire
md the entire train, with the excep
tion of the sleeper, was destroyed.
Every person on the train, except the
accapunta of tbe Pullman car.Jperished.
Not a member of the train crew escap
ed. Thirty-five people in all were
The train left Macon at 7:10, and
was due in Atlanta at 9:40 last night.
McDonough station was reached on
time. At this point connection is
made for Columbus, - Gs., and every
night the Columbus train is coupled
on and hauled through to Atlanta.
Last night, however, for the first time
in many months, the Columbus train
was reported two hours late, on ac- '
count of a waah out on that branch,
aud the Macon train started on to
Atlanta without its Columbus connec
tion. Tremendous rains, of daily occur
rence for the past two weeks, have
swollen all streams in this part of the
South and several wash outs have been
reported on the different roads. Camps
creek, which runs into the Ocmulgee,
was over its bank and its waters had -
spread to all the lowlands through
which it runs. About a mile and a
half north of McDonough the creek
comes somewhere near the Southern's
tracks, and, running alongside of it for
some distance, finally passes away
nndei tbe road by a heavy stone cul
vert. A cloudburst broke over that
section of the country about 6 o'clock
last night, and presumably shortly
after dark washed out a section of the
track nearly 100 feet in length.
Into this tbe swiftly moving train
plunged. The storm was still raging
and all tbe car windows were closed.
The passengers, secure as they thought,
and sheltered comfortably from the in
clement weather, went to death with
out an instant's warning. The train,
consisting of baggage car, a second
class coach, first-class coach and a
Pullman sleeper, was knocked into
kindling wood by the fall. The wreck
caught fire in a few minutes after the
fall, and all the coaches were burned
except the Pullman car. Every person
on that train except the occupant of
the Pullman car, perished in the dis
aster. There wo no escape, as the
heavy Pullman car weighted down the '
others, and the few alive in the sleeper
were unable to render assistance to
their fellow passenger.
the Filipinos Nearly All
They Aak For.
Manila, June 28. General Mac-
Arthur has given a formal answer to
tbe Filipino leaders who last Thursday
submitted to him peace proposals that
had been appioved earlier in the day
by a meeting of representative insurg
ents. In his reply he assured them
that all personal rights under the
United States constitution excepting
trial by jury and the right to bear
amis would be guaranteed them.
; The promoters of the peace movement
are now engaged in reconstructing tho
draft of the seven clauses submitted to
General MacArthur in such a way aa
to render it acceptable to both sides.
The seventh clause, providing for
the expulsion of the friars, General
MacArthur rejected on the ground that
the settlement of this question rests
with the commission beaded by Judge
That portion of the Forty-third in
fan try which formerly garrisoned the
island of Sainar will proceed to tha
island of Leyte, giving the garrison
there the needed reinforcements. Tbe
battalion of the Twenty-ninth infantiy
which was sent yesterday to Samar
will act aa the garrison there.
The Aahantee Rebellion.
Prahsu, June 26. Sufficient sup
plies have at last been collected and
the Dual advance to open communica
tion with Kumassi is ready. On the
road from Asbantee to Kwahou are
three villages where are garrisoned
some 7,000 fighting men, who have
practiced the rites of Fetish worship
and pledged themselves te help the
Rooaevalt to MoKinley.
Washington, June 25. The follow
ing ia the text of Governor Roosevelt's
message to I'resident McKinley:
"New York, June 25. Hon. Wil
liam McKinley, Washington, D. C: I
appreciate greatly your congratula
tions, aud am proud to be associated
with you on the ticket.
Birmingham, Ala., June 28. Heavy
rains the past few days have dona
heavy damage. It has rained every
day this month in this section, the to
tal rainfall since the first o' April be
ing 24.93 inches. Reports from the
farming districts are that the fields
have been so soaked with water that
the farmers have been unable to do any
work for several weeks, and grass ia
running away with the orops. Cotton
baa suffered more than any other crop,
while fruit and vegetables are rotting.