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Collapse of a Church Cupola.
LONDON. May 1. A dispatch to the
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the catastrophe is supposed to have been
the work of Bulgarian agitators.
Conger Entertained at Denver.
DENVER. Colo., April 30.-Major E. H.
Conger. Minister to China, and his party
arrived in Denver early today. After a
drive through the principal streets a
public reception -was held at the Brown
Palace HoteL The party left for Omaha
at 4 P. M. in the private car of President
Burt, of the Union Pacific Railway
MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 30. The Pres
idential train passed through the heart
of Dixie today and at 4:30 this after
noon reach Memphis, on the banks of
the Mississippi. This was the first rest
ing place of ihe tour. After descend
ing the mountains last night the train
today skimmed along through Northern
Alabama and the valley of the Tennes
eee River and touched atCorinth, Miss.,
where General Granted worsted Forrest
in his campaign to cut the Confederacy
in two. The fresh, green Southland, with
its fruit trees in full blossom and its
Infinite variety of wild flowers in the
fields and forest, was a great change from
the backward spring which the party had
left behind at "Washington.
The heat was rather oppressive, but
the weather was not so warm as the
President's welcome. The hearty greet
ings extended to him along the route tes
tified how completely he had captured the
hearts of the people of Dixie. Confeder
ate veterans at all the'stopplng- places
were among the President's most en
thusiastic auditors, and that he was im
pressed with their marks of love and
esteem will be evident after a perusal of
the brief speeches he made at HuntsvlUe,
Decatur, Tuscumbla and Corinth.
During the morning, at the regular hour
for the Cabinet to assemble, the President
summoned his advisers into the observa
tion car and there, behind closed doors,
the first Cabinet meeting on wheels was
held. No Important advices had been
received from Washington which required
action, but the foreign dispatches In the
papers were talked over, and some of
the details as yet undetermined were dis
cussed. At Memphis, the party received a won
derful welcome. A committee, headed
by Senator Carmack, met the train at
Corinth and escorted the party to this
city. A National salute of 21 guns fired
from the river bluffs signalled the ap
proach to the city. At the station Gov
ernor McMillin and others reinforced the
greetings to the party. A military pa
rade, with a company of grizzled Confed
erate veterans In their old uniforms, act
ing as a guard of honor, escorted the
party in carriages through the principal
streets and around the custom house,
whence a view1 o'f the Mississippi, now
almost overflowing on the Arkansas side.
was obtalHSd. to Court Square. .Che cty-j
was eiuuuraieiy acuuraiea wiui uugtj miu
bunting. Not a residence or buslnefes
house seemed to have escaped from the
desire to decorate in honor of the Presi
dent's coming. Banners were stretched
across the streets, bearing such inscrip
tions as "Mr. President, the City is
Yours;" "The Nation's President." The
cheering through which the procession
passed was tremendous at points along
the route. In Court Square, where the re
ception occurred, the platform was so
hedged around with roses and other blos
soms as to make a flower show. Over
10,000 people were packed into the square
when the President was Introduced by
Mayor Williams. In response to the
cheers which greeted htim, the President
made the first really notable speech of
his trip. His theme was on the resistless
power of a great, united people, and was
delivered In his best vein. When he re
ferred, in closing, to the noble record of
the Tennessee Volunteers in the Soan-
Ish and Philippine Wars, Governor McMil
lin led in the cheering.
The Itecepton in Conrt Sqnare.
The speech in full follows:
"I reciprocate the sentiments of good
will and fraternity expressed by your
honored Mayor and shown in the cordial
reception on the part of the people of
Tennessee. I do not misinterpret this
demonstration. I do not appropriate tit,
but accept it In Its true spirit and recog
nize Its true significance to our common
country. It Is representative of that good
feeling happily existing between the peo
ple of the United States, and which is
not bound by state, political or geograph
ical line. It is co-extensive with the Union
itself and exists because of our love for
the Union. It Is not perfunctory or su
perficial, but deep and heartfelt. It Is
the hearty, honest sentiment of honest
people, loving their country and proud of
Its institutions, and determined that both
shall be maintained. It Is powerfully
Influencing our national life and develop
ment and completing that unification so
essential to Naional security and so In
dispensable to the realization of our No-'
tlonal strength and influence. What a
mighty, resistless power for good Is a
united Nation of free men! It makes' for
peace and prestige, for progress and lib
erty. It conserves the rights of the peo
ple and strengthens the pillars of the
Government and is a fulfillment of that
mere perpetuation for which our revolu
tionary fathers strove, and for which the
Constitution was made. No citizen of the
republic rejoices more than I "do at this
happy state, and none will do more with
in his sphere to continue and strengthen
"Our past has gone Into history. No
brighter one adorns the annals of man
kind. Our task is in the future. We
wave the old century behind us, holding
on to its achievements, and cherishing its
memory and turn with hope to the new,
with its opportunities and Its obligations.
These we must meet, men of the South,
men of the North, with high purpose and
resolution. Without internal troubles to
distract us or jealousies to distort our
judgment, we will solve the problem
which confronts us, untrammelled by the
past, and wisely and courageously pur
sue a policy of right and justice In all
things, making the future under God
even more glorious than the past.
"I am glad to meet with the people of
Memphis and of the State of Tennes
see. Their history Is associated with the
greatest struggles and sacrifices of our
country, and their valor has been conspic
uous on every battlefield of the Renubllc.
The commonwealth has lost none of the
zeal and patriotism which gave to it in
the early days the name of the 'volunteer
state.' It shows It Is still worthy of
that proud designation, for even now its
enlistments in the new Army, according
to population, exceed any ojher state in
the Union. (Applause.) Her record In the
Spanish War was a distinguished one. I
shall never forget that during the anx
ious days of 1S99, it was the Tennessee
soldiers in the Philippines, with unfalter
ing patriotism, who led all others in re
enlistments for the new regiments then
forming. (Renewed applause.) They en
couraged their comrades""and cheered the
heart of the whole country. Nor can I
fail to remember and recall 'In their .pres
ence and make acknowledgment to the
gallant First Tennessee Volunteers, who,
having once embarked J5he transports
with their faces turned homeward and
toward those they lovedr voluntarily dis
embarked and, marching to the relief of
their comrades In distress; fought a brave
fight and with them turned defeat into
victory. All honor to the Tennessee Vol
unteers and all the gratitude -of which
my heart is capable to the noble men and
women of this city for tbiar magnificent
welcome to myself and my associates?'
Alter this speech, the party was driven
to the Twentieth Century Club; a ladies'
organization of this city. HtjreHhere was
a veritable beatuy show. About 30 charm
ing Southern belles held court' in7 a bower
of roses, arranged around a- gilded arm
chair, which was designed tto hold the
President. Mr. McKlnley, however, was
too wary to be caught in tfcgfnei. Hedld
not take the chair, but brayedthe, bat
tery of eyes, and, after gmsting each of
the young ladies pcrsonaflyrm turn, he
was introduced by W. J. Crawford, of
the Commercial-Appeal, and made a
After this function the ladles of the
party were taken in hand -by' the ladies
of Memphis. A reception "was held In
their honor and later a, banquet was
given them at the Peabddy Hotel. At
the same time, on the floor above the
.f resident ana tne gentlemen oi ms party,
with about 200 prominent business men
of the city, sat down to an elaborate dinner.
SURRENDER OF TINIO
Filipino insurgent and Com
mand Lay DovvrArms,
PEACE IN NORTHERN LUZON
Alejaadrlno and Other Rebel Ofl
rials.. Give Themselves Up
- JFigrht WlthiBslemea' ia.
McKinley on Trade Expansion.
Ex-Representative Joslah Patterson pre
sided and mucn enthusiasm was mani
fested. Secretary Hay Spoke to the toast,
"Our Country," and the . President re
sponded to the toast, "The President of
the United States." Mr. McKinley de
livered a notable address, discussing the
future of the great transportation lines
and devoting special ' attention to the
ship subsidy bill. It Is- understood that
the President had not intended to make
an important speech. -at this dinner, but
the enthusiastic reception he had received
inspired him to a somewhat long and ex
ceedingly memorable utterance as to the
future policy of the United States regard
ing the expansion of oiir foreign com
merce. He spoke as follows:
"Mr. Toastmaster, ladles and gentlemen,
I wish I might be able to frame in words
a fitting response, to the gracious speech
of your toastmaster,'in voicing Memphis'
greeting and welcome to the President
of the United States. I am glad to be
in this commercial city, to be the guest
of its business. and representative men, in
a city whose commercial integrity has
never been questioned, whose business
prudence and sagacity drew it through
the storm of panic in 1SS3 and the years
following without a business collapse or
the failure of a bank.
"I am glad to live In a country that
produces three-fourths of all the cotton
that Is produced In the world, and to be
the guest of the city that has the great
est International cotton market anywhere
under the sun. I congratulate this city
on its marvelous progress: and development
In the last decade. No pity In the Union
of its size has made greater advance.
From 50,000 in 1890 yourhave leaped to,
morethan 160,000 In IpOO. 'But L wilt not;
call attention JtoAfrv get; tbafi-some nf
that, addition ntfiy belccounttJl for" by
an extension ofc'yfcur limits, by an"kct-af .
ttA TanlHIntii.k a . 3 .lit.... -t, --l.i
wv uc6mimc, tiuu nullum ine consent
of the governed.
This city, with its magnificent river,
with its early history arid environments,
could not fail to have the true Instinct of
commerce. iou were born to commerce
here in the City of Memphis. It was your
early training. You saw the ships go
with products and the ships return with
the products of other countries for your
use and comfort. You early discerned' the
possibility of this great Republic, and
you have been in the vanguard of ad
vancement and progress and expansion
from the earliest. years of your history.
You early learned that maxims were not
as profitable as markets, and that. the
only way to get markets was to encour
age commerce and transportation by
land and by sea. The State of TenneKspp
shares In the sentiment and spirit of the
people of Memphis, and on the 1st of De
cember, 1S47, the Legislature of this state!,
by joint resolution, instructed its Sena
tors, members Jn the Congress of -the
United States, to vote for a great trans
continental line to the Pacific Coast, to"
be aided by the Government of- the United
States. In the -preamble of resolutions
Is the spirit and purpose of the American
people today. It has been nowhere bet
ter explained, and let me read It to you:
" 'Whereas, the construction of a r&W
road across the Continent of North Amer
ica would make the United States the
great highway between Europe and the
populous ana wealthy empires of Asja
would greatly facilitate our intercourse
with those regions: would tend to n-
solldate our nation; would connect, and
bind Oregon and the Pacific Coast and
would give a fresh Impetus to our agri
culture, manufacture and commercial in
" 'Whereas, this stupendous undertak
ing can be accomplished and the public
lands constitute a fund appropriate for
defraying the expenses of such an under
taking, as a small part of them would
furnish the means and the value of the
remainder would be greatly enhanced
" 'Whereas, the plan of A5a.WhItney, of
New York, In its great outlines, is, !n our
opinion, the only practicable scheme f6r
the accomplishment of this great under
taking, which should be commenced as
soon as practicable; therefore,
" 'Resolved, by the General .Assembly
of the State of Tennessee, that thev an-
prove of Mr. Whitney's plan, as explained
by himself to them, of constructing a
railroad from Michigan to the Pacific
"That was on the 1st day of December.
1847, 54 years ago. Three-years afterward
the Legislature then assembled, not ap
proving of this particular route to the
Pacific Coast, suggested that all of the
plans should be first laid before Con
gress before action was taken, and that
the route that would do the most good
for all the interests of "the people should
be the one that ought to be adopted. (Ap
plause.) Let me read you the preamble
of the second resolution:
"'Whereas, the attention of-the peo
ple and Government of the United States
Is now being directed to the improvement
and practicability of constructing a rail
road across the Continent of North Amer
ica as the means of making the United
States the great highway between Europe
and the populous empires of Asia and
facilitating our own Intercourse with those
regions, of connecting and binding Califor
nia and the Pacific Coast to our Union,
and of developing our great agricultural,
manufacturing and commercial Interests,
" 'Whereas, this stupendous work If ac-
complished'by the.aid of the Government,
ought to be so constructed as to confer
its inestimable benefits as equally as pos
sible upon the people of the Uplted States
'by making It the means of a more inti
mate and lasting connection of the North
and South, rendering the Interests of
each dependent upon and tributary to
-this magnificent thoroughfare of the com
merce of the world.'
"That was the? purpose that was the
spirit of the people of Tennessee 50 years
ago. No question as to whether it was
MANILA, April 30.-General TIno, with
his entire command, surrendered to Cap
tain Frederick V. Krug, of the Twentieth
Infantry, at SInait, Province of South
The report that General Alejandrino has
surrendered Is confirmed. He was looked
upon as the possible successor of Agul-naldo.
Padre Agllpay, the excommunicated Fili
pino priest who preached the doctrine of
a holy war -against the United States,
has also surrendered.
Fifteen Filipino officers have surren
dered to Colonel Baldwin at Cavlte VIejo.
Baldomero Agulnaldo and Pedro Agul
naldo, relatives of General Emllio Agul
naldo, and five other Insurgent leaders
Agulnaldo was subpoenaed as a witness
for the defense In a Mando Dacut murder
case pending In Tay-Tay, Province of
Morong. Later it was decldedthat Agul
naldo Is not available as a witness.
Captain John B. McDonald, with 21 men
o the Third Cavalry, recently attacked
60 Insurgent riflemen and 40 Bolomen in
the mountains of Abra Province. The
Insurgents were defeated. Captain Mc
Donald was wounded in the lungs and a
private was killed.
Trial of Captain Read.
The trial of Captain James C. Read,
ex-depot commissary at Manila, charged
with soliciting- apd receiving bribes, and
with other official misconduct, which be
gan here yesterday, was continued today,
and was fiercely contested.
Thomas Harries, a bookkeeper of the
firm of Robinson & Macondray, testified
that Mr. Robinson paid $881. The firm's
books contained entries to that effect.
Fred Macopdray testified that he ar
ranged to give Captain Read 10 per cent
commission an sales of vegetables
furnished to transports.
Before testifying Barry . Baldwin, for
merly United States Marshal for Califor
nia, and now manager of the Macondray
Company, made a statement to the court.
He said that attempts had been made
to Intimidate him, and he asked for the
protection of the court. Mr. Baldwin tes
tified to having a $220,000 beef contract.
Captain Read came to' his office and
claimed thera was.' slight 'shortage id'
the beef deliveries op account of which
Mr.Baldwln "yavc-CaptalnRead $345
Xdjutant-General ,Garllngton testified
that Captain Read saiaMaJor Dav'.5 was
short14 500 poinds of beef. 'He admitted
receiving money froni .Baldwin, but jsald
the sum he received would be appiieato
the -beef shortage. ,
Mr. Wolf, a partner In the firm of
Castle Brothers, testified concerning at
tempts to secure a commission for Cap
tain Read out of the sale of vegetables.
Colonel Woodruff, head of the subsist
ence department at Manila, gave testi
mony regarding the number of cigars
supplied to the Casino.
R. Cason, chief clerk of the depot cpm
missary, testified to once obtaining funds
from the bank and to a shortage being
Covered by placing five laborers at 40
cents per day on the emergency pay
roll. This witness also testified concern
ing the Investigation, into the irregulari
ties in the depot commissary.
-.J. J. McLeod, manager of the Maritime
Company, testified that he produced for
Captain Read receipts from the general
cigar factories showing the amount of
c6mmIsslons paid by Castle Brothers and
The prosecution then rested. The de
fense, will begin tomorrow.
(Concluded on Second T&S&)
SURRENDERS ARE IMPORTANT.
The ' Only Aggressive Rebel Leader
in the Field Is Cailles.
"WASHINGTON, April 30. Two import
ant cablegrams were received today at
the War Department from General Mac
Arthur, at Manila. In the opinion of the
officials, the news contained In them
marks the almost complete collapse of
organized rebellion In the Philippines.
The cablegrams are as follows:
"General Tinlo " surrendered with his
command'today at Slnalt. He will deliver
all men and guns in his command as soon
as they can be gathered together. This
completely pacifies the first department,
Northern Luzon, for many months the
worst in Luzon. Colonels CIprlanio Callao
and Gregorlo Katlbac, Malvar's best offi
cers, surrendered to Colonel Kline at LIpa.
April 2S, with 23 officers, 108 men and 86
Tinlo Is said here to have been, with
Alejandrino, one of the highest officers
in the insurrectionary forces. He was
Jn .command in Northern Xaizon during the
famous chase after Lieutenant Gillmore.
Malvars, whose colonels surrendered to
Kline, was also one of the best-known
Filipino leaders. He was Lawton's most
formidable foe and commanded the In
surgents at the fight at Zapot River, the
most serious battle fought in the Philip
pines. -He has confined his operations to
Southern Luzon, which never has been
completely subjugated, and LIpa, where
the surrender occurred, has long been one
of the principal Insurgent arsenals.
It Is said at the War Department by
officers recently back from the Philip
pines, that' there now remains In the field
in Luzon only one chief whom they are
particularly desirous of catching, namely,
Cailles, the head-hunter. This man has
violated every rule of warfare and It Is not
expected that he will be taken alive.
Later the following cable message dated
today at Manila, was received from Gen
eral .MacArthur announcing several other
important surrenders In the Philippines:
"Juan and Bias Vlllamor, leaders Abra,
-surrendered Bangued April 27; now en
gaged assembling scattered commands,
delivered arms. Agrlpay, ex-prlest, leader
Uoccs Norte Province, Luzon Burren
'dered at Laoag April 28."
had never seen before. In all their Philip
pine journeys. It was given at the splen
Tdld country home of Anisado Lacson, five
miles squth of Bacolor, on a sugar plan
tatlon five miles In area and said to be
productive, in years of good crops, of a
profit of upwards of 140,000 annually. One
hundred people were served with a menu
the choiceness and variety oe which would
have done credit to a city establlshment-in
the United States, and the outlook was
upon a charming scene of field, woodland
and sea. Today the commissioners were
entertained in a similar manner by Se
verino, the Civil Governor of the province.
The political situation in Negros since
the American occupation has been unique.
Under a special order of General Otis the
people had practical self-government for
.nearly two years, the only limit being the
absolute veto poweiSvested in the Military
Governor. The people elected their Gov
ernor. Secretaries of State, Treasury and
Interior, Auditor and Attomey-CSenerai, be
sides an advisory or legislative council.
They tools most active; interest In the
election and were not slow to criticise the
officers, who were paid salaries of from
52500 to $6000 (Mexican) annually. '
The public sessions of the commission
have developed the fact that free popular
government has not been an unqualified
success. The art of the politician in vote
getting was quickly grasped by the lead
ing spirts, who in some instances made
combinations which would have done cred
it or discredit to a city political boss in
the United States and according to the
natives' testimony improvements In the
Island had been commensurate with the
The delegates seemed disappointed on
learning that the new general law for
government of the provinces was so much
more simple and limited than the pre
vious form of government. For the first
time during the organization of provin
cial governments were heard suggestions
that all the officers be elected by the peo
ple or at least those whose positions
did not require technical professional
President Taft replying, questioned one
of the native speakers as to whether the
clvir government as established by Gen
eral Otis had been really successful. The
man declined to answer what he charac
terized "so delicate a question-
Judge Taft said that the committee
enacting the provincial government law
hnd to save expense, and provided that the
Governors be elected by the council of the
town, as election of United States Senators
by Legislatures, but that If the people
of Negros desired to elect -their provin
cial Governors direct, -the commission
would consider, the proposition and prob
ably assent to it.
As to the complaint that the proposed
provincial government would be narrow
er and In fact a curtailment of the peo
ple's former privileges in the way of self
government. President Taft said that a
general central government of Philippines
will be established in which the people of
Negros will certainly have representatives;
that there Is no purpose on the part of the
United States to give less voice in the gov
ernment than their progress and circum
stances entitled them to, and that all po
litical governments are practically pro
vincial in character and intend eventually
to be replaced by laws of greater scope
Some of the leading Vlsayan speakers
argued that It were better to make all the
provincial officers appointive by the com
mission, for the reason that if there were
avfls'such as extortion and mismanage
ment existing' they" would be best stamped
out by the use of another system.
The official result of the three daya" 'vis-
It in Bafcolor'was the adoption o a res
olution declaring' the advisability of estab
lishing two provincial governments In
Negros In the territories separated by the
chain of mountains running lengthwise of
the island, called respectively Occidental
and Oriental Negros; but the application
of the provincial law be deferred until the
eastern district was visited and Its con
ditions more accurately determined. The
resolution Included several provisions as to
carrying over the government and for
adapting certain provisions of laws
(enacted by the Island council) to the new
and simple conditions of the provincial
governments. It also directed that the
Negros officials enter into, an agreement
pending -the campaign.
The Negros country Is the richest agri
culturally and the most Industriously tilled
In the archipelago. The sugar planters are
not Inclined to be niggardly about taxes,
but they Insist on good government. The
experiences related by the natives about
the diOlcuItles. petty drawbacks and al
leged Injustices which seemed to have fol
lowed the self-government scheme applied
solely to Negros, and which, appeared to
have extended Into their social relations,
was considered as impressive illustration
of the dancers of self-government in the
Philippines unless the tonic be first ad
ministered in homeopathic doses. Under
the new framework of government now
gradually approaching completion, com
plete self-government Is bestowed on the
municipalities and a limited measure of
self-government upon the provinces.
The question of the character and form
of the first centralizes general civil gov
ernment of the Philippines Is not yet de
cided, but It is certain that the ultimate
authority under the first general- govern
ment will be centered In the Governor-General,
the direct representative of the Unit
ed States and that the legislative body,
whether partly composed of Filipinos or
otherwise, will, at the outset be subject
to and partly composed of the Governor
and his official cabinet.
Chinese Rendered Honors.to
an Insulted French Consul,
GERMAN COLUMN IS RETIRING
The -Transport FleetiMVill IjjMnre 31a
l nlla. Today to-Move Chaffee's
Army to the Phllip-pines
PARISH April 30J The'Forelgn Office has
received a dispatch from Meng Tze, announcing-
the arrival there of M. Francois,
the French Consul, on his return to his
post. M. Francois says that, according to
the demands of the French Government
he was met by Chinese troops, who ren
dered him honors, and high mandarins
proffered the official apologies and regrets
of the Chinese Government for the events
of last June.
(The French Consular party under M.
Francois, Consul at Yun Nan Fu, was; afc-.
tacked June 10 on leaving Yun Nan Fu,
and was forced to return to the town.
All the baggage was rifled and the mis
sions and buildings were burned. M.
Francois gathered his countrymen at his
residence and defended the place with
rifles. The Francolse party was allowed
to start for Tonquln June 24, under the
protection of the Viceroy of Yun Nan.)
Transporting Chaffee's Arniy.
WASHINGTON, April SO. The trans
port fleet at Manila, which is to be used
in transporting General Chaffee's army
from China to the Philippines, will leave
Manila tomorrow for Taku, unless some
change has been made in the prearranged
programme, in which the War Depart
ment has not been advised. There are
1600 soldiers and about 1000 horses and
mules to be transferred from China to
the Philippines, together with a complete
field output. The Indiana and the Sum
ner are to transport the troops, and the
transports Lennox and Pak Ling the
horses and transportation and field equip
ment. It Is expected that these vessels
will be sufficient to move General Chaf
fee's entire army ia one trip, and that
the entire movement can. be completed
within three weeks.
Germans Are Retiring.
BERLIN, April 30. It Is stated by of
ficials here that the main German expe
ditionary force in China Is now withdraw
ing to its former position, leaving a gar
rison at the pass at the great walL The
nopparticlpation of the French In the bat
tle was not due- to orders received from,
Paris, but to their failure to arrive In
time- Further expeditions will not ha
undertaken unless the Chinese make it
necessary. In official circles It Is; believed
that General Lul acted on hla own initia
tive, or perhaps at the suggestion of som
anti-foreign mandarin, the ofllclals not
believing that the Chinese Government
ordered General Lul to resist the Ger
mans, since such action is plainly against
the government's Interests.
Chief of Stnff to Von. "fValdersee.
BERLIN, April 30. Official dispatches
have been received confirming- reports
from Pekin to the effect that General von
Guyl has been appointed chief of staff to
Field Marshal von Waldersee, succeedinff
General Schwartzkopt. who lost his Ufa
In the fire that destroyed Count von Wal
SUMMARY OF IMPORTANT NEWS.
InT-estigatin? Towner's Case.
WASHINGTON. April 30. The Navy
Department has decided to take steps Im
mediately to ascertain the facts as to
the connection of Lieutenant Townley
with the Army scandals In Manila devel
oped by his testimony before the court
martial yesterday. Admiral Remey be-inc-
absent from the station, an order
will go forward to Admiral Kempff di
recting a report and probably a court of
Lieutenant Townley was a retired offi
cer born In Ohio and appointed from
Nebraska, He has been 20 years out of
the service and was the only retired offi
cer on the Manila station reinstated un
der the special act of Congress.
DIVISION OF NEGROS.
Ttto Provisional Governments to Be
BACOLOR, Island of Negros, Philip
pine Islands, March 24. The three days
stay of the United States Philippine Com
mission party at this rather remotely sit
uated capital of a great island, has been
particularly notable for the various forms
"of entertainment provided. The people be
'gan on the night of arrival with an Illum
inated procession, remarkable for its beau
ty and Variety. More than 100 novel and
handsome, illuminated designs were car
ried about the plaza and to the home of
theGovernor, where a reception was held.
Next day the feasting began with a ban-
quet,' the like of which the commissioners
Thurston, Bryan and John Henry
Smith "Will Be There.
CRIPPLE CREEK, Colo., April 30. In
dications are that the -meeting of the
trans-Mlsslssippi Commercial Congress, to
be held here In June, will be the largest in
the history of the organization. The
local committee has received announce
ments which insure an attendance of 1500
delegates. Among the prominent men who
'have signified their Intention to be In at
tendance are ex-Senator Thurston and
William J. Bryan, Governor Sayre, of
Texas, and John Henry Smith, of Utah,
the present head of the Mormon council.
An auditorium capable of holding 5000 peo
ple will be In readiness for the convention.
THE CENTER OF POPULATION
Census Bureau Announces It
WASHINGTON, April SO. The Census
Bureau today Issued a bulletin announc
ing that the center of population of the
United States, excluding 'Alaska and re
cent territorial acquisitions, on June 1
last was six miles southeast of Colum
bus, Bartholomew county, in Southern
Generals Tinlo and Alejandrino and other In
surgent officials surrendered. Page 1.
Captain McDonald, Third Cavalry, was wound
ed In an engagement in Alba Province.
The trial of Captain Read -was continued at
Manila. Page 1.
Chinese officials apologized to an insulted
French Consul. Page 1.
The Germany expeditionary force Is retlrlnff.
The transport fleet will leave Manila today to
transport Chaffee's army to the Philippines.
An extensive nihilist conspiracy was discov
ered in Russian Poland. Page 2.
The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and Yorlc
arrived at Albany, "West Australia. Page 2.
The Leyland line deal causes apprehension In
England. Page 3.
Tha President arrived at Memphis, and after a
speech and a reception proceeded to New
Orleans. Page 1.
Terry McGovern knocked out Oscar Gardner la
the fourth round at San Francisco. Page 2.
Vice-President Roosevelt spoke at the Homa
Market Club dinner at Boston. Page 3.
An order has been Issued that may prevent tha
consolidation of the Rio Grande roads.
The Omaha kidnapers offer to retura part of
the money extorted from. Cudahy. Page 3.
"Wallowa County, Oregon, citizens again ails
Government to deny Indians right to vlslc
their section. Page 4.
"Washington woman, delirious from suffering,
nearly met a terrible, self-inflicted end.
Little doubt that girl. In male attire, arrested
at Oregon City, is Eastern Oregon runaway.
Much land In Palouse. "Washington, section Is
being bonded for oil and gas. Page 4.
Sumpter, Or., will try to get large saw mill
which may be moved from Baker City,
Domestic and foreign commercial news and
quotations. Pago 11.
"Wheat and wool quotations. Page 11.
Transactions of New York Stock Exchange.
Page 11. ,
last month's grain shipments from Portland
broke all previous " records for April
British bark Port Carlisle loaded In less tha a
two days. Page 10.
Portland and Vicinity.1
Board of Public "Works orders the streets
cleaned for President McKlnley's visit.
Provisional committee of the Lewis and Clark.
Centennial takes stepa to have President
McKinley break ground for the fair. Page 7.
Oregon dairy Interests will ask that butter bo
admitted Into the Philippines free of duty.
Opening for a condensed mlfic factory ia Ore
gon. Page 8.
Death of Sister Mary Hedwldge at Bt. Mary's
Academy. Page 12.
Foreclosure decree against Marquam property
appealed to the Supreme Court. Page 12.
Charter Commission appoints a committee to.
outline a course of action. Page 8.