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THE MOANING OGONTA. THURSDAY, MAY 2 1901.
CLAIM AGAINST CHINA
JLMOlHfT OP HfDEMXITV HAS BEES
FIXED AT $273,000,000.
S-eport of the Minister' Committee
Presented by Pichon Larger
PARIS, May 1. The Foreign Office re
ceived a dispatch from Pekln announcing:
that M. Pichon, French Minister, pre
sented today the report of the committee
on Indemnity. The amount China Is to
pay has been fixed at 1,365,000,000 francs
(1273,000,000). How It Is proposed that the
Indemnity be distributed among the pow
ers Is not set forth, but as the dispatch
does not mention The Hague It Is thought
the Ministers are hopeful of being able to
eettle the. proportion to be received by
each power by discussion at Pekln. The
Indemnity figure Is .under. ;what has been
expected -in Paris, as It was thought the
total would reach" one and a' half millions
of francs. There Is much disappointment
over the fact that the United States Is
supporting England against an Increase In
the customs. This is attributed to the in
fluence of the American community in
China. It is believed that England, If
alone, would yield, but fears are enter
tained that England's scheme is to pro
long negotiations until her hands are free
In South Africa, when she would show a
stronger policy In Chinese affairs.
Official advices received here from Pe
kln say the Ministers are divided into
two parties In the discussion to decide
how China Is to raise the Indemnity.
France, Germany, "Russia and Japan
agree In favor 6f raising the customs
duties, which can be relied upon to pro
duce a great part of the Tequislte sum,
and the Imposition of a duty op junks,
which will constitute a tax on Internal
navigation and taking over of some
of the Hkln (provincial transit duties).
On the other hand the United States and
Great Britain decline to agree to an in
crease of the customs duties, but they do
not appear to have presented a counter
proposition. The fact that the United
States and Great Britain have joined
hands on this question has caused sur
prise here. It was hoped that the United
States would stand with France and Rus
sia. The result will be greatly to pro
tract the negotiations.
VON WALDERSEK'S HEPLT.
Military Force Necessnry at Tien
PEKIN, April 30. Field Marshal Von
"Waldersee, in the letter which he sent to
the Ministers today as the reply of the
Generals to the view of the Ministers
regarding the military questions discussed
yesterday by the Generals in conference,
.says a garrison of G003 men should be
left at Tien Tsin and the adjoining dis
trict, Great Britain, France, Germany and
Japan to contribute 1400 men each, and
Italy 400 men. To garrison. Shan Hal
Xwan, France, Great Britain, Russia and
Germany aro to contribute 300 men each,
and Italy one company until the forts
are razed. So long as any forces occupy
Chlnese territory the foreign military
commanders must exercise the full au
thority of a civil administration, according
to the principles of The Hague meeting
of 1S99. The Chinese may remain in of
fice as In the case of Pao Ting Fu and
partly at Tien Tsin. Besides the 6000 in
the Tien Tsin. district, warships which
must always be in the Pel Ho will pre
serve communication with the interna
tional fleet at Taku.
To allow this admlnstratlon to depend
in any respect on the Mandarins would
be an utter Impossibility. Frictions would
arise immediately which would lead to
difficult conflicts, which will be better
avoided. The placing of the civil admin
istration under the military has a further
great advantage. It would be inconve
nient to the Chinese Government, which
would therefore endeavor to get rid of it
speedily by the settlement of peace con
ditions. When the troops at Tien Tsin are re
duced to 2000 by the granting of possibly
a. quarter of the concessions, then the
question of an absolute Chinese adminis
tration may be considered.
The creation of a chief command is de
sirable for purely military reasons, as m
cases of disorder or troubles of any kind
military measures would be required".
These measures must take place where
troubles occur, and the authority of the
Commander-in-Chief must also extend to
ithe Legation Guards at Pekln.
Concerning the question of evacuation,
opinions were divided. The British. Jap
anese and German commanders were of
the opinion that the evacuation could not
commence until China had accepted the
prescribed conditions and paid the total
indemnities. The French commander
would commence by withdrawing 9000 In a
fortnight and completing the withdrawal
of the troops in six weeks, leaving only
colonial troops here on account of the
climatic conditions. The Italian and Aus
trian commanders had no Instructions and
General Chaffee, the American Comman
der, abstained from expressing an opin
ion. General Wogack, the Russian Com
mander, was not present at the recent
meetings of the Generals and Russia was
General Voyron, commander of the'
French forces, is about leaving Pekln for
Tien Tsin. He will make his headquarters
there and supervise the reduction of the
French troops,' who will be gradually
withdrawn In accordance with the wishes
of the Ministers of the powers, who desire
that a partial reduction of the foreign
troops should be begun Immediately.
Independence of American Guards.
WASHINGTON, May L The American
legation Guard at Pekln will not be sub
jected to the order of any foreign Gen
eral. Official reports of the latest phase
of the negotiations at Pekln have not
reached Washington. The American Le
gation Guard will retain its independ
ence even if it is necessary to that end
to remove it from Pekln and from China.
The latter course might become necessary
In case one of the powers formally de
clares war upon China and exercises its
right to cause the withdrawal of all neu
tral forces, but under existing conditions
the guard probably will remain.
Germany was one of the powers that
subscribed heartily to the suggestion of
the United States that no Nation make
private arrangements with China for the
enlargement or acquisition of private
concessions. so the officials here
are surprised to learn that the Germans
have taken steps to acquire a concession
at Canton. It Is believed here that It was
without doubt the insistence by the Unit
ed States upon the force of this agree
ment that checked Russia's designs upon
Manchuria for the time being.
Freh Fighting in Manchuria.
PEKIN. May L It is persistently re
ported here that there hae been fresh
fighting between the Russians and Chl
liese in Manchuria. No great credence is
placed In such rumors, however, as it Is
Relieved they are circulated to show the
necessity for an increase in the military
strength of Russia.
Jlnncin' Privileges Abolished.
LONDON, May 2. The Times publishes
the following from its Hong Kong corre
epondent: "A proclamation signed by the Viceroy
end Tartar General of Canton abolishes
the privileges of the Manchus, who hence
forth will be treated the same as the Chi
nese." Writ of Mandamus Awarded.
SPRINGFIELD. HI.. May L Judge Og
den P. Thompson, of Jacksonville, today
handed down his opinion in the suit for
mandamus of the Chicago Teachers' Fed
eration against the State Board of Equal
ization and awarded a peremptory writ
of mandamus. Judge Thompson holds
that members of the State Board of
Equalization are public officers and that
It Is their legal duty to assess the stocks
of the twenty or more companies named
in the petition. He says:
"The exigencies of the case demand the
application of this extraordinary remedy.
Such officers must be made to understand
that both the spirit and letter of the law
must be observed; that assessments must
be made personally and in absolutely
good faith; that no neglect or evasion
will be tolerated and a mendamus is the
traly remedy known to law by which such
duties can be compelled."
November 16, 1900, the Chicago Teach
ers' Federation, through Catherine Gog
gin and Robert C. Steele, both of Chica
go, filed a petition in the Sangamon Cir
cuit Court for a peremptory writ of man
damus to compel the State Board of
Equalization to assess certain Chicago
franchises named In the petition.
CHANCE FOR HOMESEEKERS.
Million Acres to
Be Open to
"WASHINGTON, April 27. Prospective
homeseekers are turning their eyes anx
iously in the direction of Oklahoma and
patiently waiting the arrival of August
G, on which day, In all probability, a
large area of that territory will be thrown
open to entry. In southeastern Oklahoma
is a section set apart as the Kiowa,
Comanche and Apache Indian reserva
tion. For a number of years there has
been a great demand to have this reser
vation thrown open to settlement. Look
ing to this end, Congress, June 6, 1900,
passed a bill providing for the opening of
these lands, after making proper allot
ments to the Indians. In consequence
of that legislation 2,150,000 acres of rich
agricultural land, exceptionally well
watered. Is to be given over to the set
tlers. This area does not include the
lands allotted or to be allotted to the
Indians, nor does it Include the high and
rocky country embraced in the Wichita
Mountains. The special commission which
made an Investigation and report on
these lands stated that the land was of
more than. average value as agricultural
land, although years of close search "had
failed to disclose the presence of any
minerals whatever upon the reservation.
The bill which provides for the open
ing of these lands was the most com
plete measure ever passed providing for
the opening of any Indian reservation.
Under Its terms the Secretary of the In
terior, after completing the allotments to
the Indians, Is to divide the remaining
area Into two new counties and select
a site of 320 acres for a county seat in
each county. The county seat, prior to
the opening, shall be surveyed and di
vided Into lots, and the lots are later to
be sol at public auction to the highest
bidder. The proceeds from the sale of
these lots shall first be devoted to paying
for the survey and the surplus shall be
at the disposal of the Secretary of the
Interior. It is intended that it shall be
used first In erecting courthouses and
necessary public buildings, and if there
be a surplus it shall go toward paying
the salaries of the county officials until
the first tax levy is collected.
As usual, sections 16 and 36 in each
township are reserved for the use of the
common schools. An unusual provision
also withholds sections 13 and 33 in the
Interest of the state or territory univer
sity, agricultural colleges, normal
schools, and the public buildings of the
territory and future state of Oklahoma.
These latter provisions are out of the
ordinary, and are regarded by depart
ment officials as a long-headed piece of
legislation, credit being due to Delegate
Dennis Flynn, whose bill was the one
adopted by Congress.
There are many Indications that there
will be an enormous rush when these
lands ere thrown open, and the depart
ment anticipates that even the town
lots will sell at good round prices, there
by raising a snug sum with which to
begin the work of establishing the local
government. Each entryman, who Is duly
qualified, will be entitled to take up 1B0
acres of the farming land when the lands
are thrown open. There are already a
number of "sooners" who have gone In
on this land, so as to gain an unfair ad
vantage over the law-abiding entrymen.
The Department has issued circulars or
dering all such parties off the reservation,
and those that do not retire peacefully are
to be excluded later by the military au
The question which is puzzling the In
terior Department is . to devise some
means of throwing open the lands which
will avoid the characteristic rush which
has marked all previous openings. For
some weeks the various officials Interest
ed have been conferring and thinking by
themselves, to arrive at some definite con
clusion which will prove effectual. It Is
not likely that this scheme will be un
folded for some time to come.
It is a notable fact In the history of
the Interior Department that whenever
an Indian Reservation Is thrown open for
settlement, the people, for some reason,
expect to get a little better land than
they can get In any other way. As a usual
thing they set their hopes too high. It is
believed, however, that In the case of
the Kiowa-Comanche-Apache lands their
expectation will be fully realized, and
that those settlers who are fortunate
enough to secure title to 160-acre tracts
of this land will be amply repaid for their
The following extract from the original
act conveys some additional facts regard
ing the settling of the lands in question:
In addition to the land office fees pre
scribed by statute for such entries the
entryman shall pay $1 25 per acre for the
land entered at the time of submitting his
final proof. All homestead entries where
the entryman has resided upon and im
proved the land entered In good faith for
the period "of 14 months he may com
mute his entry to cash upon the payment
of $1 25 p'er acre. The rights of honor
ably discharged Union soldiers and sail
ors of the late Civil War, as defined and
described in sections 2304 and 2305 of the
Revised Statutes shall not be abridged.
Any person who, having attempted to but
for any cause failed to secure a title In
fee to a homestead under existing laws,
or who made entry under what la known
as the commuted provision of the home
stead law, shall be qualified to make a
homestead entry upon such lands. Any
qualified entryman having lands adjoining
the land herein ceded, whose original en
try embraced less than 160 acres, in ail,
shall have the right to enter so much of
the lands by this agreement ceded lying
contiguous to his said entry as shall,
with the land already entered, make in
the aggregate 160 acres, said land to be
taken upon the same conditions as arc
required of other entrymen. The settlers
who located on that part of said lands
called and known ae the 'neutral strip
shall have preference right for 30 days
on the lands upon which they have lo
cated and improved."
Vnnderbllt in the Engine Trust.
NEW" YORK, May 1. All the details con
nected with the formation of the $50,000,000
combine of mining machinery and engine
manufacturers having been arranged, now
comes an official announcement that the
new company will number among Its di
rectors Cornelius Vanderbllt, the Inventor
of the Vanderbllt locomotive firebox, who,
it is stated, will take a prominent posi
tion in the operation of the company's af
fairs. Young Mr. Vanderbllt's connection
with the projected company is generally
ascribed to the utility of his Invention,
which has been adopted by several rail
roads. Including the New York Central &.
Hudson River, the Union Pacific and the
Baltimore & Ohio. Incidentally he will be
one of the largest stockholders of the
new company. ,
Hot Weather at St. Pnnl.
ST. PAUL. May L All heat records for
May made during the last SO years were
broken today. Unofficial thermometers
registered as high as 92 degrees in the
shade, while the Government thermome
ter, many feet above tho street, reached SO.
FIRST 0F1AY IN EUROPE
SOME SLIGHT DISTURBANCES RE
PORTED ON THE CONTINENT.
Police Suppressed Lisbon Meeting's
Trouble in a French Town
Barcelona Convent Pillaged.
BERLIN. May L May day passed off
quietly. Three hundred and eighty-five
thousand persons attended the various
socialist and trades union meetings and
at all of these resolutions were adopted
In favor of the eight-hour day and the
right of union.--Itr "consequence of the
threats of .the master builders to lock
out all those workmen who. celebrated
May day, jvdrk In the building traces went
on, although the men were absent. Seventy-four
meetings,- aI told,' were held in
this city, the speakers all "dwelling upon
"the day we celebrate." No processions
were allowed. Hamburg, -Leipsic, Halle
and other large towns celebrated the day.
Nowhere were there any, disorders or
LISBON May 1. Some.dlsturbances are
reported from parts of thlsr country, and
an imposing' 'demonstration' was held. In
this city. Violent speeches Were made,
and the .police checked almost every
In Spnnisli Cities.
MADRID, May 1. Several demonstra
tions occurred in Spanish cities, but there
were no serious disturbances. At Bar
celona, a group of strikers pillaged the
chapel of a convent, and were dispersed
Trouble In a French Town.
PARIS, May 1. The evening passed
quietly in Paris and the departments,
with the exception of Grenoble, nhere
scufiles occurred at the close of a meet
ing. The gendarmes charged the cro-nds
and some policemen were Injured.
Orderly Procession in Vienna.
VIENNA, May L Ten tnousand persons
took part in an orderly May day proces
sion here today. The publication of news
papers has been suspended for 30 hours.
Lawful meetings were held here and In
No Trouble in Itnlr.
ROME, May 1. Both in this city and
the provinces May day was passed quietly
and orderly meetings were held.
TWO ROBBERS CAUGHT.
Arrest of Men Who Brolce Into the
American Express Office at Paris.
PARIS, May 2. The principal author of
the robbery of the American Express
Company's office in Paris the night of
April 26, when three masked burglars es
caped with 30.000 francs, has been ar
rested. His name Is George MUer and
he was born in Chicago. For some time
he has lived In Paris under the name
of James Samuel, being employed In a
barber shop. The detection was due to
almost pure chance. Some days before
the burglary the detectives, who are ever
on the lookout in the streets for sus
picious characters, noticed three men of
English appearance wnose behavior was
very mysterious These persons entered
banks without doing any business, and
inspected buildings. It was thought they
were planning a burglary. On the day
preceding the robbery of the American
Express office they were seen just outside.
One of the thieves purchased some thick
cord at a store, and when a sample of
this was found to be identical to that
used In binding the caretaker, there was
no longer any doubt of their identity.
The detectives maintained a careful watch
at the railway stations for persons who
might possibly have been connected with
the robbery, and their patience was re
warded yesterday morning at the Gare du
Nord, where they apprehended Miler, 'who
was about to take a train connecting
with a line of steamers. Miler was the
bearer of a large number of stolen checks
to the amount of 6000 francs In a box
In a leather handbag. He had 'also In
this bag dynamite cartridges, jimmies, a
metal saw and drills of the finest steel,
bearing the name of a New York maker.
Miler, who is a man of medium height
and muscular, with blue eyes and light
mustache, was immediately taken to
police headquarters, where he was ques
tioned by M. Leydet, the examining mag
istrate, with the aid of Inspector Houll
iler actlngvas interpreter, as Miler does
not understand French. He said he was
40 years old, and was born in Chicago,
but he had lived at a hotel at 42 Rue
de Rlvoll under an assumed name, fol
lowing the trade of a barber. He then
made a full confession, admitting that he
had accomplices, but affirming that the
American colored boy, who was acting
as watchman, was innocent.
The prisoner showed a disposition to
Indicate the manner by which the express
offices were entered and' to give details
as to the opening of the safe, when he
was stopped by an observation or tne
magistrate to the effect that he had a
right to refuse these explanations when
his counsel "was not present. Miler has
selected to defend him Paul de Fallols.
a well-known advocate who understands
Another one of the thieves, Tom Ed
wards, has been arrested at Amiens, his
baggage being seized at the railway sta
tion. Other arrests are Imminent.
CALLED TO ORDER.
Kier Hnrdle Canned n Sensation in
the Honie of Commons! f
LONDON, May 1. In the House of Com
mons, John Burns and J. Kier. Hardle,
labor leaders, were called-to order by the
Speaker, the former for stlgmatizing'Mr.
Macartney, M. P., as an "orpamental
guinea pig," because he had accepted, the
directorship of the London & Northwest
ern Railroad Company after having" been
appointed financial secretary to the Ad
miralty. The Incident occurred during a
discussion of a private bill conferring ad
ditional powers on the London & North
western Company, which measure the
House rejected, 210 to 202, a number of
Government members voting no. Mr.
(Macartney voted for the bill, and several
members severely criticised him for so
doing, Keir Hardle saying It was time for
the House to adopt a higher standard of
rmrltv nnil nssprtlnir that there tc-ns n
strong feeling in the country that the
House was becoming more and more cor
The Speaker warned Mr. Hardle that he
must not be disrespectful to the House.
Mr. Hardle retorted that the working peo
ple regarded the House' as an annex of
the Stock exchange. A nrntlpn to disallow
the vote of Mr. Macartney .was defeated,
26S to 205.
The discussion of the coal, tax was
crowded out b a. Jong debate upon the
Irish railways. John P. Hayd on,, Nation
alist member for Soutn Roscommon,
moved a resolution declaring that the.'ex
isting railway rates in Ireland constituted
an intolerable grievance, and that meas
ures be adopted to remedy this by amal
gamation under state control or by state
purchase of the railroads. George Wynd
ham, Chief Secretary of Ireland, opposed
state purchase as outside the sphere of
practical politics. Several Irish members,
including T. W. Russell, Liberal, spoke in
favor of the motion, which was, however,
Brodrick's Army Scheme.
LONDON, May L At a banquet given
In his honor at Guilford, In Surrey, to
night, Mr. Brodrick, the Secretary of
State for War, challenged the opponents
to his army scheme and declared that if
Great Britain is to maintain her com
mercial and imperial position she is quite
ready tofight, on. the Nile, on the Yang
tse, vthe Orange River or the Indu$, Mr.
Brodrick .further declared that his
scheme had received the indorsement of
the greatest living military authority,, and
that as a government, they would stand
or fall In their determination to Improve
the army without any delay whatever. He
would be no party, he said, with those
who urge the postponement of the appli
cation of his sccheme until the war in
South Africa was ended and with the
Commander-in-Chief of the army at his
back he- would not hesitate to urge .Par
liament for the necessary funds.
Tolstol'sv Replyto -the Church.
PARIS, May J. The Temps publishes a
two-column reply of Count Tolstoi to the
decree 'of excommunication pronounced
against him. It Is dated Moscow, April
13. He says that as a result of the decree
he has received letters from Ignorant peo
ple menacing him Yttth death. He charac
terizes the decree as illegal or uninten
tionally equivocal, arbitrary, unjustified
and full of falsehoods. Moreover, he
says, It constitutes an Instigation to evil
sentiment and deeds." Count Tolstoi de
nounces the practice of the church and
says he is convinced; that the teaching of
the church, theoretically astute, is injuri
ous, is a lie In practice and is composed
of vulgar superstitions and sorcery, un
der which entirely disappears the sense of
the Christian doctrine.
German Claim Asaliisf: England,
BERLIN, May '!. A representative of
the government has informed the Reichs
tag committee on petitions that Germany
had demanded 5.000,000 from Great Brit
ain on account of certain Transvaal 'ex
pulsions, and Greaf Britain had refused
the demahef on the ground that she did
not wisl! to establish a'jrecedept, but w?3
inves'ttgatipg the whole subject. "The
number of expelled persons,1' said a For
eign Office representative, "is 1$), pf whom
60 hav'p already been, indemnified. A part
pf the remainder have no right to claim
Indemnity, because they tought against
England or because" of , others patent rea
sons. The sound claims, however, are
being vigorously' championed."
Invitation to tne Dake and Dncncss.
LONDON, May 1. The Melbourne cor
respondent of the Times says:
"It Is understood that William. Mulock
(Cana'dlan Postmaster-General) bears an
Invitation to. the Duke and Duchess of
Cornwall and York to make the homeward
journey by way of Vancouver. He is
also empowered to confer with the Federal
Court with a view to the adoption of an
imperial tariff policy, preferential duties
being mutually allowed Great Britain,
Canada, Australia and the colonies gener
ally. 'Mr. Mulock thinks there Is consid
erable room for Increases of trade be
tween Canada and Australia."
fibers' Lost Their Inst Lo"ns Tom.
LONDON, May 1. A. dispatch from Lord
Kitchener, dated Pretoria today, says:
"Grenfell attacked the Boers at Berg
plantz, near Halversburg, where the last
Long Tom opened fire at 10,000 yards.
Kitchener's scouts advanced to within 3000
yards, when the gun was blown up and
the Boers fled. Ten of them were made
prisoners. Other columns report 10 Boers
killed, six wouncTed,. six made prisoners
and ' 60 surrendered The British had
four' killed and seve.4 wounded."
Salisbury and Lansdowne at Onts,
LONDON, May 1.' The Sun today, In a
double-leaded Item, describes Lord Salis
bury as perturbed by certain revelations
which the "financial adviser of Lord
Kitchener has unearthed'
The Premier is also pictured by the Sun
as not In so good health as recent an
nouncements have led the public to be
lieve. It is also alleged that there 'is
friction between Lord Salisbury and Lord
Lansdowne, Minister for Foreign Affairs,
Object of Delcasse's Visit.
BERLIN, May 1. A member of the For
eign Office said to the correspondent of
the Associated Press today: "France apd
RUssla informed Germany before'M, Del
cacsse, the Minister of Foreign Affairs,
went to St. Petersburg, thatv hls'vlsit
bears no political significance, imd Ger
many is satisfied that this -is the case.
His visit-was tor look after the Interests
of French investors -with investments In
' . i
LONDON, "May" 2. "I,.hear fhat" the
Russian Minister of War, .General Kquro
patkin, Ijas advanced' plan,." says' the
St. Petersburg 'dorresponent of the
Times, 'ffof inducing Seryla to concede a
secret military convention with Russia,
which twlll glveRussla a large measure
of control over ' the Servian army "in
return for certain political advantages .ac
corded to Servla,"
Charged With .Defrauding Bankers.
LONDON, May L Frye and Everett,
two men charged with defrauding-Barclay
& Co., bankers, of , about 3000 by
forging documents purporting to represent
large shipments of gold ore, which never
existed, were committed for trial today.
According to the evidence, 1116,000 was
obtained from various banks on ore worth
Fatal Fire at Cotton Press.
BOMBAY, May 1. Thirty-five out of 42
persons who were working at a cotton
press at Amreeli, on the Kattywar Prins
lu, have been burned to death. The re
mainder were fatally burned. A similar
fire occurred at Khamogan, Province of
Berar, resulting in the death of 11 per
sons. Canada in Edward's Title.
LONDON, May 1. At a meeting of the
British Empire League today it was di
closed that the Colonial Office ha3 been In
correspondence with the Government of
Canada in regard to including Canada In
the' title of King Edward. The result of
the negotiations will not be made known
until the correspondence is published later.
King May Buy Pattl's Castle. .
LONDON, May 1. It. is asserted that
King' Edward contemplates the purchase
of PCralg-y-Nos .Castle, the residence of
Mme. Adclina Pattl, "in South Wales.
PROTECTION OF TRUSTS.
Xotlon in Senate Tliat They Are Still
"WASHINGTON, April 26. There Is an
Impression that Representative Babcock,
of Wisconsin, is going to have a good
following in his party when the next
Congress shall meet, and he shall resume
his attack upon the protected manufac
tures "of gigantic trusts. However suc
cessful Babcock may be in the House,
it' seems to be a foregone con
clusion that the Senate will hold up' or
so radically change any tariff law drawn
on the lines proposed by Mr. Babcock
that there will be really no tari ffremedies
for the control of trusts. The large ma
jority In tne Senate Is made up of men
who are Inclined to support the old pary
Shipment of Gold.
NEW YORKr-May 1. Lazard Freres will
ship 51,000,000 on the French'steamer nail
A provisional engagement of 51,000,000
gold by Heldelbach, Ickelhelmer & Co.
hasbeen ratified, and it will be shipped
tomorrow on the French line steamer.
The National City Bank will ship $250,
000 gold on the French steamship sailing
tomorrow. Tb,e gold will be taken from
the bank's vaults.
If They Xtet Their Price.
LOUISVILLE, May L The stockholders
of the Avoy Plow Company today author
ized the directors to sell out to the new
plow combination being engineered hy
Chicago capitalists, If they can get their
ptice, -'which Is between 51,500,000 and
STRIKES AND BOYCOTTS
SAN FRANQSCO COOKS AND "WAIT
ERS ABE OUT.
"Want Shorter Hours and More Pay
Business of Restaurants In
SAN FRANCISCO, May 1. Twenty-two
hundred unon cooks and waiters struck
today because the Restaurant-Keepers'
Association would not sign the union
agreement for shorter hours and increased
pay. The restaurants mostly affected
were in the down-town district and on
the water front. Several proprietors
closed their places in order, to help Oth
ers remain open. The strikers congregated-in
large crowds about the entrances
to the big down-town restaurants this
morning. Among them were many wom
en. They all wore badges; showing they
belonged to the union.
Police were stationed at all of those
restaurants, but besides regular boycott
operations there was little aggressive
action attempted. This little was vigor
ously done, however. In quartets and
pairs the girls walked back and forth all
day shouting to every passer-by that the
restaurants in front of which they were
passing were unfair. Many people did
not heed these statements and entered the
eating-houses. They were not Interfered
with. Still, the patronage seemed' much
more scant than -usual at all the boy
cotted houses, and In some places there
was scarcely a custojner. The hotels are
not involved in the controversy.
Union Fund Investod.
BUTTE Mon., May 1. The sensational
reports that haye been spread brqad
cast that the Butte Miners' Union is go
ing into the Amalgamated Copper Com
pany have simmered down to the bare
fact that the union, which has a large
surplus fund lying idle in its treasury,
has invested JoO.COO-in copper shares The
miners were a unit In voting for the
purchase on a straight business basis.
There are no individual holdings, all the
stock being held lu the -name of the
union. The investment gives the thou
sands of minors in this .district a per
sonal interest In the Amalgamated mines
and lessens to a great extent the danger
of future labor troubles.
Smeltingr Works Shnt Down.
HELENA, Mont., May 1. Late this af
ternoon orders were received to close down
the works of the American Smelting &
Refining Compapy at East Helena, em
ploying 600 men. The eight-hour day
Jaw, which went into effect today, is re
sponsible for the shut-down in a meas
ure, as the company undertook to reduce
the wages of the blast-furnace men 20
per cent In consequence of a shorter day.
The men agreed to work for 10 per cent
reduction and the company offered to
compromise at 12. An agreement couid
not be reached and an order to shut
down was received from the New York
Lnke Engineers' Strike Settled.
BUFFALO, N. Y., May 1. The strike
of the marine engineers 1b praotlcaUy
settled onk a basis of mutual concessions.
The Lehigh Valley Transportation and
Union Steamboat Companies have agreed
to put" on the xtra men demanded on
the larger boats, but not on the- smaller
ones. The United States Steel Corpora
tion Is expected to come to an agreement
with the men tomorrow. It is expected
all boats wjll go Into commission on the
j a" Dais u m
IaKes In a fefW aay8'
Strike of Machinists.
BUFFALO, N. Y,, May 1. Twelve hun
dred machinists in this city and probably
300 more in Erie, County, outside of Buf
falo, struck today, to secure a nine-hour
day without a' decrease pf pay. It is un
derstood that the local movement Is the
forerunner of a strike, that may extend
'all over the United States, Canada and
Mexico on May 20, when a general de
mand for a nine-hour day'twill be made.
''Plumbers and Plasterers.
YOUNGSTOWN, 0., May 1. All jour
neymen plumbers of the city went on
strike today. They insist that threading
of pipe .and similar wo"rk now.cjone by ap
prentices shall be done by the journey
men. The journeymen plasterers struck
today for an eight-hour day with nine
hours' pay, . ,
Nine-Hour Dar Refused.
CHICAGO, May 1. The Illinois Central
today declined to grant a nine-hour work
day to the union machinists working ajong
Its line. The company insisted that the
men should agree to a 10-hour work day,
and absolutely refused to consider any
compromise on this question.
Agreement With Potters.
EAST LIVERPOOL, O., May 1. Ten
thousand workmen are affected by an
agreement reached here today between
the manufacturing potters and the opera
tors. Concessions are made on both sldea
and the threatened strike Is averted.
Bricklayers and Masons.
NEW YORK, May 1. All the bricklayers
and masons of Elizabeth, N. J., to the
number of 400, went on strike today. At
Yonkers 750 bricklayers, plasterers, stone
masons and hodcarrlers went out. In both
instances the demand is for higher wages.
Plumbers Want a New Scale.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., May 1. The
union plumbers in all but nine of the 22
shops in Grand Rapids went on strike
today to enforce a new wage scale. The
employers refused to treat with the
COLUMBUS, O., May 1. Nearly 600 car
penters refused to go to work today pend
ing the signing of the wage scale of the
coming year. The carpenters demand an
increase of SO cents a day, or W 20 for eight
Strikes nt Indianapolis.
INDIANAPOLIS,. May 1. The Union
Plasterers and Plumbers struck here to
day, the former for an Increase of 10 cents
an hour, and the plumbers against having
apprentices sent out to work with them.
WATERBURY'Conn., May 1. Two hun
dred carpenters and joiners, about one
half the total number employed In Water
bury, went op strike today to enforce de
mands recently presented.
Jfevr Groupings of the Powers.
ST. PETERSBURG, May 1. The Novoe
Vremya considers the recent visit to St.
Petersburg of M. Delcasse, the French
Minister of Foreign Affairs, as opportune
and important, because of the alterations
in the new groupings of the powers In
"Austria-Hungary and Italy are no
longer Imbued with the advantage of the
alliance with Germany," says the Novoe
Vremya, "and the positions of Great
Britain, the minor European states and
the United States of America have lately
suffered modifications. It Is especially
important at this moment to demonstrate
the unshaken continuance of the dual al
liance.'' Candidates tpr Cuban Presidency.
NEW YORK, May L The Tribune
"From a statement made last night by
General Capote, chairman of the Cuban
Commission, which is now in the city, it
appears evident that Maximo Gomez will
not be a candidate for the Presidency of
the new Cuban Republic Instead T. Es
trada Palma, who was the head of the
fi)in Tiintn In Vlcr !fv Aitvlrit ffio WQ1
I is the favorite candidate for this pfflce.
A GIFTED AND BEAUTIFUL GIRL
Threatened With Nervous Prostration
PROMPTLY SAVED BY PE-RU-NA
RJISS ROSE CUU-EN, OF BUTTE, MONT.
Miss Rose Cullen, president Young Woman's Club, of Butte, Mont., writes from
921 Galena street, as follows:
"Pcruna has many friends in Butte. ! cannot say too much
in praise of it. While finishing school I. became very nervous
and exhausted from over-study. I W45 Weak, and' sick, ana" could
neither eat, sleep, nor enjoy life. A' couple of bottles of Pcruna
put new life in me. I find that having it in the house and taking
a dose off and on, keeps me In fine health.
"A large number of my friends pla,ce Pcruna at the head of
all medicines." Miss Rose .Cullen.
Hqtt Pernna ftnlckly Cures
acne, the Bane of Womankind.
Mrs. G. W. Heard. Hempstead. Tex...
writes: "We have moved recently, and
I must have JJfted something that was
too heavy for me in straightening things
up, for I had such a backache and could
hardjy stand on my feet at all. Beside, I
was so tired all the time. My face was
spotted and I was very thin. I took cne
bot'tle of Peruna and was soon real well.
When I feel tired and all run down I take
Peruna and feel all right before I finish
pne bottle. I know it Is a wonderful medi
cine, and both myself and husband praise
"There has been a great deal of sick
ness through this part of the country,
but, thanks to Peruna, which we use
freely, our own famliy has escaped with
almost no sickness at all.
"Could you but see our baby Ruby (to
whom we gave Peruna for bowel trouble),
you would see from her robust looks that
you need no better advertisement In this
little town. She Is so fat and rasy, is
nearly 6 years old now, and is a great
believer In Peruna," Mrs. G. W. Heard.
Given Up to Die All Doctors Fnlled
It Proved to Be Catnrrh of Stom
ach and Wjts Cured by Pernna,
W. A. Mitchell, dealer in general mer
chandise, of Martin, Ga writes:
"I .wrote you some time ago concerning
my wife's case. She had tried all Qf the
The three men who have been mentioned
for the Presidency, according to Capote,
are Generals Gomez, Palma and Masso.
With Gomez out of the race the contest
now lies between Palma and Masso, and
according to those who are familiar with
the Cuban situation the nomination and
election of General Palma are practically
assured. Both Senor Palma ,and Senor
Masso were leaders in the war against
Spain for Cuban Independence, and thus
have the support of the common people.
But General Palma. is also said to have
the support of the moneyed and industrial
classes, and would prove a more accept
THE EASTMAN MURDER CASE
Important Points Gained
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 1. The
state's case against Charles Eastman, the
Harvard Instructor, charged with the mur
der of his brother-in-law, Richard B.
Grogan, Jr., is all but finished. The prose
cution scored repeatedly today, especially
when the defense voluntarily admitted
that the bullet which has been frequently
produced during the trial and which the
state claims was taken from Grogan's
body, was fired from a modern Smith
& Wesson center-fire revolver of the
same pattern as those used by Eastman
and Grogan in their target shooting. The
state also showed that the revolver which
discharged the fatal bullet must have
beon at least six feet from Grogan when
it went off. Eastman, in his numerous
statements, claimed that the bullet was
fired from an old rim-fire revolver. It was
evident from the cross-examination that
the defense' will attempt to show that the
bulet which has been frequently shown the
jury was not the one which killed Gro
gan. California Store Burglarised.
CAYUCOS, Cal., May 1. The merchan
dise store of Degettardl & Righetti was
robbed last night. The burglars managed
to open the safe and secured over 5S500 In
cash. Negotiable paper and securities and
about 5200 In the money drawer were left
untouched. A. member of the firm re
turned from Los Angeles yesterday with
JCOOO with which to liquidate certain debts
of the firm. It is believed that the rob
bers had knowledge of the firm's inten
tion and planned the robbery.
Woman Robbed of ?SoOO.
ADRIAN, Mich., May 1. Two masked
men entered the residence of Mrs. Ruth
Ayers, at Springvllle, where she lived
alone, -bound and gagged her and ran
sacked the house. They. obtained $8000 in
gold and currency. She was assessed at
$40,000, and it was known that she always
kept a large amount of money about the
house. There is no clue to the robbers.
End of Central Music Hall.
CHICAGO, May L Attacked with pick
and crowbar almost before its last audi
ence had departed, Central Music Hall
last 'night passed into history. Within a
few days not a stone will remain of this
monument to the Intellectual and esthetic
growth of Chicago, and In its place will
rise the walls of a business block. For
22 years lt3 name has been associated
with Chicago's Interest In all that is best
in the thought and art of the world, and
before the erection of the Auditorium In
1639 its Influence, was undivided.
Hardly had M. Charles Gauthler stopped
singing In the hall last night when work
men began to take down the organ pipes.
It was the first step- of the wrecking of
the building. The concert at which M.
Gauthier was one of the performers was
both a farewell and a testimonial to
Richard E. Harmeyer, treasurer of the
central Music Hall Company. Dr. Frank
W. Gunsaulus In delivering the farewell )
best -doctors, and we got to where we
thought all they did was against her. She
Welgjied about 190 pounds when she was
in good health. When she commenced
with our family physician in April, 1S3S.
she weighed about 130, but kept going
down all the time. She went to Atlanta,
Ga., and took, treatment, but it did her
no "goad. Then she went to Harmony
Grove Ga., and took treatment from the
best physician there for threa months.
She kept solng down under his treatment.
although he was considered the heat
physician m the county. Sh went down
from 130 pounds to 68. and 've saw sho
could no live long. Sha was r. skeleton.
We consulted an old physician, who told
her to U3e Peruna. She gradually im
proved and got stronger. She has gained
33 pounds since sho has. taken Peruna.
and is gaining every day and does her
own house 'wprk.
"She was well known when she was so
low, and now everybody- wants to know
what cured, her. She had indigestion and
catarrh of the stomach. It is as good
for children as for grown people. We
haven't had to have a doctor for one of
our children since 1898." W. A. Mitchell.
If you do not derive prompt and satis
factory results from the use pf Peruna,
write at pnee to Dr. Hartman, giving a
full statement of your casef and he will
be pleased o give you Wa .valuable ad
vice gratis. -Z..S.
Address Dr. Hartman, president tf tfie
Hfartman Sanitarium. Columbus, Ohio.
address gave in brief the history of tha
building, comparing It to the Independ
ence Hall- In Philadelphia, . andr Faneull
Hall in Boston.
COLUMBUS. O., May 1. Tho Republi
can State Central Committee has decided
to hold the state convention in Columbus
June 23 and 24. J. B. Foraker. who will
be a candidate for re-election before tha
next Legislature, was named for tempo
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