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QUEEN VICTORIA IS DEAD.
England's Sovereign Passes Into the Rest Pre
pared for the Faithful.
LONG ASS ILLUSTRIOUS REIGN.
Mm Ruled Per Mo e Than Sixty
Ytin-Nw Life and Family-The
Cowtn. J}f Cabto ~Qu««n Victoria
It dead and Edward VII Aims. The 1
gr-saurt evant la the memory of thia
generation, the moat stupendous
rhsnge In existing condition* that
could poaaibly be Imagined, haa taken
place quietly, almost gently, upon the
anniversary of the death of Queen Vic
toria's lather, the Duke of Kent. The
•nd of tbta career, never equalled by.
aay woman In the world's history,
L. rame In a simply furnished room In.
Osborne House. Thia most respected •
of all women, living or dead, lay In a
great ftjor-potted br-d and made a !
shrunken atom whoso aged (ace and i
figure were a cruel mockery of the fair I
giil who in 1817 began to rule over
M exactly half past six o'clock j
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flrfi If /1 ®HI BfSfe
Tuesdty. Sir Janes Held held up his
hand, and the people In the room knew
that England had lost her Queen. The
bishop pronounced the benedlotlon.
The Queen passed away quite peace
fully. She differed no pain.
Prom all parte of the world poured
Into Co wee messages of condolence.
They rame from crowned heeds, mil
lionaires. tradesmen and paupers and
are variously addressed to the Prince
of Wales and the' JCing of England.
, Osborne House, By Cable.—The fol
'* lowing, signed by the royal physicians,
ts the official announcement of Queen
"Her Majesty, the Queen, breathed
her last at 6:10 p. m., surrounded by
her children and grandchildren.
' R. DOUGLAS POWELL, "
it "THOMAS BARLOW."
Flags at H«M Mast.
Washington, a 0., Special.—Pour
days of anxiety, had In a large mess
ure, prepared official Washington for
th news which was Hashed across the
cable Tuesday afternoon, of the death
of the Queen of England. All was In
readiness for the execution of the
formalities which are Indispensable
to such events. When the end name
It foend appropriate usssaayw at con
dolence framed and orlers ready tor
half-masting the flats over tfce Exe
cutive Department and carrying out
the usual formalities. The half-mast
ing of the national ensign has been
done rarely on the oecasion of the fu
neral of some great world's ruler, but
■ever before in the case at the dsath
of a monarch.
Secrets Hay, upon being assured
through the physicians' certificate ss
furnished him by the Associated
Press, of the death of Queen Victoria,
promptly cabled the following mes
sage to Ambassador Choate, at Lon
"Department of State. /
"Washington, Jan. *2. 1901.
"Choete, Ambassador, London:
'Ton will express to Lord Lasds
downs the profound sorrow of the gov
ernment and of the people of ths
Mrs. Lease 4ms tar Divorce.
her'Sarfly'iaa7TtTsnpp4y P them with ,
the ordinary and necsssary eooveo-,
t lilted States at the death of the
Queen, and of the deep sympathy we .
feel With the people of the British em
pire, in their great aflilctlon.
Later the Prasidsat sent the follow
ing meaaage ot cOMklenoe to K*n«
"Hla Majeaty. the Jti&t, bshorne
Horse laid of Wlgh#
I "I haw received with profound sor
row the lamentable tldlaga of the
death of Her Majesty, the Queen. Al«
low me,, sir, to offer my sincere sym
pathy snd that of the American people
In your personal bereavement and la 1
the loss preat Britain haa ■ulterHt lb |
the death of !ta venerable ahd llluatri- I
oiis sovereign, whose aeble life and 1
beneficent Influence have promoted the
peace and woa the affection of th«
. (Signed) "WM, M'KINLBY."
' Victoria's m» m« ftwiy.
Queen Victoria waa bora May 4,
1 181#. On June SOth, 1887, aha became
I queen of England, succeeding her un- I
I cle, Kiag William IV. On Vtlb. 10th,
I 1840, the married Prince Albert of !
i Saxe-Coburg-Ooths, who died Dee. 14, ,
Victoria, has been the mother of
nine children, ta follows:
1. Victoria Adelaide, Princess Royal,
who married Emperor Frederick Wll
- of Germany, She is the motner
oi the present emperor of Germany.
2. Albert Edward, Prince of WsJas,
and heir to the throne.
S. Alice Maud Mary, Grand Duchess
of Hesse. Deceased 1679
4. Alfred, Duke of Daxe-Ooburg-
I Goth*. Duke of Edinburgh. Married
Grand Duchess Maris, daughter of
Alexander U., Emperor of Russia.
5. Helena, Princes* Christian. Mar
ried Prince Frederick Christian of
Bch lesburg- Hoist en.
I. Louise, Marchoneee of Lome. ..
7. Arthur, Duke of Connaught.'
8. Leopold, Duke of Albany. „
9. Beatrice Mary Victoria Heodore.
Married Prince Henry of Batten burg,
to whom the queen was greatly at
The Prince of Wales wss born in
1141, and Is therefore 0 years oM. In
1863 he married Princess Alexandra
of Denmark. Their eldest child, Al
bert Victor, Duke of Clarence, born
1884, died la 1899. At the time of Ms
death he wss engaged; to-Prlncess Mary
Victoria of Teck, wbd afterwards mar
ried his brother, George Frederick,
Duke of York, the second oldeet living
child of the Prince and Princess of
Wales. The Duke of Yerk 1s nest to
his father in sun fission to ths throne
of the most powerful kingdom of mod
ern times. He was born in IMI and
has two sons sad one daughter.
The other ohJidreo of the Prince
and Plineeee of Wkles srs: Louise
Victoria, 1867; married the Duke of
Fife: Victoria Alexandra, 1901, and
Maude Charlotte, 109, who are unmar
ried. and Alexander, born 1971 and
died in infancy.
The Csarina of Russia is the grand
daughter of Queen Victoria, being Vic
toria Alice, daughter of the Grand
Dwehess of Hesse. By other marriag*
the queen of Great Br.valn is con
nected with ail the powerful reigning
fimlltes of Europe. Through these re
latives she hss often exerted her In
fluence in international aflalm, en-'
pecially for peace.
Tslif riphlr Briefs.
Thinking the visitor a burglar. Bsr
ney PJtts sbot and Mlsd John Trotter,
under his window, at Guthrie, O. T..
snd then found that Trotter was try
ing to slaps with htatangtair.
Th« Transcontinental Psssengar A*,
aocia'lon adjourned its nsMug at Now
Orleans, after four days of labor, and
i will meet on April 17 next at Mooter*?,
ICal., where matters referred to com
mittees at this meeting will be rn
i posted. • -
Tr>ue to OurtelvM, Our Neifhbort, Our Country and Our Ood.
WILLIAM STON, N.C., THURSDAY JANUARY 31.1901.
TItONE NEVEI VACANT.
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Theory of Bagtiati Succession Al'ow-
Th% theory ot the Bngllah Constitu
tion la that the throne of Ores* Bri
tain ie never vacant. In other words,
the Sovereign never n.ea, the succes
sion ftf ah . olr being Instantaneous
Henoe, as Debrett explains it, the cere
mony of coronation ia merely a solemn
Recognition and confirmation of royal
] daneeat and the conseqent right of ac
cesalon to the ttuone and'la unnecea
eary for the aecurity of the title to tha
tt II on ihh death ot the
Foverelgn for the Arch Ms hop of Can
terbury and the Lord Chamberlain "to
IWfy the helr-aptiareut
alon, though even this ia technically
superfluous. The notification to the
people la made by proclamation
through the Lord Mayohs and the Lord
1 Lleutebants of counties, etc.
1 The proclamation Issued when Queen
; Victoria succeeded to the throne read
aa follows: s
Whereas, it baa pleaaed Almighty
God to call to His merry our late
Sovereign and lord, King William
IV., of bleaavd and glorious memory,
• by »|si decease tue Imperial Crapn
| of the United Kingdom of Urhat Bri
tain and Ireland Is solely and l ight
j fully come to the high and mighty
Princess Alexandrlna Victoria. It Is
therefore here published and pro
claimed that the high and mighty
Princess Alexandrine Victoria la now,
by the deeth of the lata Sovereign'of
happy memory, become our only law
ful and rightful ltege. tndy Victoria,
by the grace of Ood Queen ot the
United Kingdom of Qreet Britain and
Ireland. Defender of the haitn, to
whom let all, therefore, acknowledge
faith aad constant obedience, wUn all
hearty and humble affection, beseech
ing God, by whom kings ahd queens
tfo reign, to blera the royal Princess
Victoria with long and happy years to
reign over us. Qod save the Quern."
The daath of the Sovereign aUo
brings the existing government to an
and. The Premier resigns ana Parlia
ment la immediately dissolved. A
general election is ordered and the
Sovereign requests the Ministers to re
tain their port.olios pending the re
sult of the election. The-'eoronation
Is usually deferred for some months.
Queen Victoria waa crowned a year
and some days after her accession.
On the day the Queen succeeded te
the throne the Privy Council met in
the Council chamber nt Westminster
at 11 a. m. and took the oaths of of
fice in her presence.
The succession of tae new Prince of
Wales to that title la quite different.
When the present Prince of Wale*
becomes King the title merges In that
of Sovereign. The King then confers
It by letters patent upon hla sou, If
he sees ftt. The Sovereign's eldest
son becomea the Duke of Cornwall,
automatically as It were, and Is en
titled to the revenues of that duchy,
'which now amount to foff.OOO per
annum for the benefit of the preaent
Prince of Walee.
Four oreeks Arrested.
New York, Special.— have
been arreatad' in Yonkers fcn connec
tion with the etabblng of Ellas Man
urea, a Syrian, who waa wounded with
a knife over the left eye, curing an
altercation with men wno he allege*
are members of an anarchist toclety.
Three of the four are Parnajotis,
Louis and Chrlatoi Theophllopolus,
brothers, and the fourth is George
Vorris, who Is said to be a New York
padrone. Manures formerly worked
for Vorrto, It !e alleged, but Anally de
cided to atari In business for himself,
which It is said led to the trouble. All
the prisoners pleaded not guilty.
Heavy Storm In Indies.
Kingston, By Special.—Since'Friday
alght a violent "norther" haa been
canning destruction of banana planta
tions on every side. In some of the
parties hundreds of acrevof fruit
have been ruined. A swollen stream
has already carried away two houses
and to now threatening to wreck a
large, thriving fruit district.
Briefs by Wire and Cable
A most amusing case of hero wor
ihlp plus theft. Is reported from Ma 'g3-
burg. The Kaiaer, who waa shooting
in that district, had just hit a very fine
hare. Before the keeper could bag tt a
nan was seen to dart from behind a
tree, pick up the hare, and make off aa
fast as hto legs could carry him. The
oiler of Ave pounds led lster to the
dlseovery of the hare-lifter, who waa a
respectable Inhabitant of Berlin. He
was filled with an ardent dealre to pos
sess some genuine keepsake of his
aauoh adored Emperor
Ex-Secretary of Wan Alger is quits
stok with the grip, at Detroit. Mich.
The etmsrmlonal committee will
probably finish the investigation at the
Weet Point Military Academy soon.
The Congressmen have obtained a mass
ot etfdsaoe additional to that announc
ed at the military court of Inquiry.
State militia took control of Corbltt,
Ky„ aad steps were at once taken by
OoL R. D. William*, commanding, to
ehaek the disorders growing out of the
hilling, Wedneadsy evening, of James
•hotwsll by Baleigh White. White waa
•mated aad taken to Williamsburg
KING EDWARD VII.
Ea(taa4'i New liter Auidi ttw
TIE KING LOOKED SAD BUT WELL
Now Rotor rtekM Ah AMraw and
PnaliM to UplioM th* Dignity of
LomWn, Bfr Cable—ft* king-Em
peror entered bit capital at 1I:M. p.
m. Wednesday, and proceeded to
Jiartborough House. London had
donned a garb of mourn log from end
to end. A thick tog enveloped the
«4tr Ilka a pall. Throughout the Wert
Sd blind* w«rt drawn, while t*u all
i embassies, government offices and
public bulldlnga the Hag* were half
masted. The law court*, the atock
exchange, all the produce and luettl
exchange* closed Immediately after
the presiding officers had addressed to
the member* a few words of tribute to
tha dead monarch.
King Edward, in Ma sprecto, said hi
had decided to assume the title of
King Edward VII. In accordance with
the wish of bis beloved mother, who,
Hl* Majesty added, united the virtues
or a supreme domestic guide with the
affection and patiotlsm of a wide,
peace-loving monarch. He had a re
epectful desire to leave the memory ot
his father's name, Albert, tha ex
clusive treasure of his beloved mother.
Notwithstanding his peraoilAl deelre,
h« rotiifl not hope to do Jiiatlce to the
renown and virtues aaaoclated with
Prince Albert's name, but be would do
his utmost to be worthy of his great
Both houses of Parliament assem
bled at 4 o'clock In the afternoon auu
took the oath of allegiance to new
sovereign. The attendance was large.
In tha House of Commons alt thfe mem
bers, dressed in the deepest mourn.
Ing. stood up as Speaker dully entered
and announced that, by reason of Ibe
deeply lamented deceaae of Her MaJ
osty, Queen Victoria, It had become
their duty-"fo take the osth of allegi
ance to her successor. His Majesty,
King Kilwartl VII. The Speaker then
Admlhlstered the oath and the swear
ing In of the members proceeded
Joseph Chamberlain, tne Secretory of
State for the Colonies; Sir Michael
Hloks-Beaoh, the Chancellor of the
Exchequer; Sir Henry Campbell-Ban
nerman, the Übenal letder In the house
and Sir Ww, Vernon Harcourt, were
the first to sutiseriha their names on
the roll, In the House of Ix>rds the
oath was taken by the Duke of Con
naught, Barl Roberta, the Duke of
Argyle, Ixjrd Lanadowne and a hun
dred of others. Many peeresses In
deep mourning were In the galleries.
The following la tha full text of His
Majeaty'i accession tpeech: "Your
Royal Highness, My Lord* and Gentle
men: Thla la the moat palnrul occasion
on which/I shall ever be called upon to
addrcas iou. My first and melancholy
duty Is/to/announce to you the death
Of my Mfoved mother the Queen and I
know how deeply you and the whole
nation, and. I think I may aay. the
whole world, aympsthlses with me In
the Irreparable loss we have all sua
.talned. I need hardly say that my con
stant endeavor will be always to walk
In her footstep*.
"In undertaking the , heavy load
which jjow devolves up>n me, I am ful
ly determined to ha a
sovereign In the stride* senro of the
word, and so long aa there la breath In
my body, to work for the good and
amelioration of my people.
"I have resolved to be known by the
name of Edward, which ha* been borne
by six of my ancestors. In doing so I
do not undervalue the name of Albert,
which I Inherit from my evor-to-be-U
- and wise father, who by
universal consent I*, I think, deserved
ly known by the name of Alberc the
Qoo). and I desire that his name should
"In conclusion. I trust to Parliament
and the nation to support me In ' the
arduous duties which now devolve upon
me by the Inheritance and to which I
am now determlnsl to derate my whole
strength during the remainder ot my
CUM Oust Act Promptly.
Paris, By Cable —A Haras agency
dispatch from Shanghai says that
diplomats have decided unanimously,
to notify the Chines* plenipotentiaries
that the military arrangement* of the
powers depend On the promptitude
with whlvh.China executes her en
gagement*. They will also demand
that the death penalty he imposed on
four Chinese functionaries, including
Chouang Ying Nlen.
Naval Lieutenant Tsylor Drowned.
xiPenaacola, Kla.. Special.—Lieutenant
Taylor, of the revenue launch Penrose,
was drowned Wednesday afternoon,
trod the body has not been recovered.
The launch had been to White Point
with Captain Singer, placing beacons
Lieutenant Taylor was aboard when
they started back but when they reach
ed here he wait mieaing. The .launch
pat back over the rotite but could find
no trace of 'the body. When he fell
overboard he probably sank aa he
wore a belt of loaded cartridges, and
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A City Monopoly. J
By the operation of a new law near
ly 1.000 green grocers, butchers and
poultry seller in New Orleans art
forced to close their place of business 1
permanently. The law In "'question 1
prohibits the establishment of a pri
vate market within 8,800 feet ot a pub-
Itc market and was enacted In the In- i
terest of ths public market leasees In
order tp Increai the revenaa of the '
APPROPRIATION HI I.
The Senate and House Still Working
Thirty-third Day.—Th« donate held
jib executive session of more than two
hOur»' duration, after routine business
hod been dlcpojrd or. The legislative,
executive *ad judicial appropriate
bill then was taken up. Sixty-six
pages were completed be'o.-e adjourn
ment. At the opening of the session
the chaplain In hie Invocation referred
with deep pc'hos to the condition of
Queen Victoria, „ '
Thlity-fourth^Day.—Hie Senate by a
vote cf 88 to if) ratified the treaty wl;|i
Sptln tor the acquisition of ihe Itl inds
of PibwHi and Capoyvi Sunt. or"tlib
Philippine group. These lehnd* a.e
outtlde the line* d scribe 1 l|i the ParU
tresty and the trcsly provides for the
payment of 1100,000 (o; th?:n Aft r
the adoption of suitable ree jliitiors on
the death of Queen Victoria the Senate
Thl t\ UTih Day—Consideration of
the shipping bill was resumed by tin;
Senate. It was ntade the unfinished
beslr.cs. r , tl uf restoring It to its priv
Mr. Vest, of Micsouri, took the floor
immediately. In a characteristically
brilliant, forceful and iuUircfittn*
speech, lastluKjiearly three hours, he
vigorously attacked the navigation
laws of the United SWvi.holflTtiK this!
they were responsible for the decadence;
of the merchant marine ot America.
Thlrly-flxth Day.—The Senate de
voted the day to the discussion ot the
Indian appropriation bill, ranking only
Atter the reading of the bill had pro
gressed for bait all hour'Mr, Welling
ton moved to adjourn, which being de
tented, he suggested the absence ot a
quorum, ai d the roll call showing only
85 Senators, the Senate, on motion of
Mr ; Teller, at 5.10 p. m., adjourned.
Thirty-seventh Day.—Senator Towne >
introduced a resolution In the Senate
for the Independence of the-, Philip
pines and will take It ns a text for a
•peech he Will Inake On Monday, Whlc'i
will be the laat channe hl> will have be
fore he leaves the Senate, his successor,"
Mr. Clapp being now on li'.s way to
The resolution is ns follows:
"That Justice, the public welfare and
the national honor deman ! Jhc Imme
diate cessation of hoeilltie-t In the
Philippine Inlands upon term* recog
nlxlng the independence of the Philip
pine people, and conserving and guar
anteeing the Interests as to the I'nlted
Thirty-Art Day.—The House spent
the entire day, on ths bill to refer to
the Court of Claims the claims of the
Wlllam Crampp and Son Ship Building
Company, of Philadelphia, for alleged
damages due to the delay 6f the gov
ernment In furnishing the armor plate
and material for the battleships Mas
sachusetts and Indiana and the cruis
er* New York and Columbia. The
claims aggregate $1,376,244. The bill
has been conspicuous at every session
of Congress for several years.
,Thlrty-»econd Day,- The *esslon of
the house was devotod> chiefly fb the
postal codification bill, which was
about half, completed. The discussion
turned mainly on the proposition to
compel star route contracts to bo let
to persons living contiguous to the
route, but the proposition was de
reated after extended debase. Among
the bill* passed was the granting ot
2*> day*' annual leave to employes of
navy yard*, arsenals, etc.
Thi!irty-thlrd Day.—The bouse af
ter devoting tome time on District of
Columbia bualnciu, passed a number
of bill* under suspension of the rules.
They were to provide a home In Wash
ington tor sged and Infirm colored
people, out of the "fund no# In the
Treasury to the credit of the deceased
colored soldiers; to cstanlisli _a branch
Soldiers' Homo at .lobnson City,
Tcm., and to Increase the salary of the
Commissioner of Education of Poi'rto
R:ro from |3,000 to $4,00). The Sen
ate amendments- to the «rmy reor
ganisation bill were, disagreed to, and
Mr. Hull, of lowa, Mr. Brownlow, of
Tennessee, ano aar. Hay, ot Virginia,
were appointed roDferes.
Thirty-fourth Day.—The hou e adop
ted a resolution expressing profound
regrei and sympathy for the ICnglisli
people on account of Queen Victoria's
death. The resolution was adopted
without a word of dissent or debate.
The revolution wus in alrnoßt the Iden
tical language adopted upon the occa
sion of the death of the president of
the French republic anil the czar of
The House passed by a vote of 112 to
88 the bills to-aend- to the court oi
claims of Cramp * Sous, amounting to
something over $1,300,000, for alleged
damages due the company on account
of the failure of the ovwnnient to
promptly furnish armour plate and
other material use l in tne construction
of the New York, Colum'jla, Massa
chusetts and Indiana. The claim has
been prominently beforf congress for
Thlrty-flfth Day.--The House passed
the District of Columbia appropriation
bill and dlspored of five ou>. of the 65
pages of the naval appropriation bill
Mr. Wheeler. >i "Democrat from Ken
tucky, and a member of the commit
tee, declared himself In favor of a navv.
large enough to meet "all comor*,"
and Mr. Richardson the minority ieai
er, criticised the rapid growth of naval
Thirty-sixth D-iy.—The House con
tinued the consideration of the nav-il
approp:'a'ion bill and prcctkHlly
computed It berora cdjo
Thirly-te entb D y.- In urging the
idoption ot the provision for the retire
ment *s Brigadier Genera!* cf Lee ai d
General W lion. In the Mr.
Hull tsld: "They represent In th?j%-
selvca a dif!e;ente In the pas', t'lev
represent in them?lves a unity in the
preemti" ' B ■ ■ 1
Mr, Hull then went on Ui compliment
General Hbaftep, whose .etlrement I*
also provided for. saying that dcsplt"
"earplug crltlo'sm." .the tat still re
mained that hi* Santiago campaign was
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THE TAFT REPORT,
Gwd Progress Reported in Pacifica
tion ot Philippines.
SUBMITTED TO THE SENATE.
The Commission Urges the Passage
of the Spoiner BilJ— Secretary of
Washington, D. C., Special.—Tie
President Friday transmitted to the
Senate a report of the Secretary of
Wtar, -enclosing the report of the Tift
Philippine commission. The President
says: "I earnestly recommended leg
lull'loft under which the government
of the (elands may have Authority to
insist In their peaceful Industrial de
velopment In the directions indicated
by the Secretary of War."
« The report la dated November 80.
Secretary Root, in his letter of trans
mittai calls Rttentioli to the conditions
requiring congressional action, He
1. The commission gives a gratify
ing account of the progress made in
the pacification of. the country and. the
gradual subsidence of guerrilla war
fare. Information received subsequent
to the rtntp of the fpport confii ms the
favorable anticipations of the commis
sion. A personal letter received by
me from Judge Tnft, dated December
14. 1900, saya: 'Since writing jnou,
about 3.000 insurgents in 110110 have
surrendered and 10,000 pereons who
were not well affected toward us In
Panay have taken the oath of allegi
ance. Ihave already received two pa
pers from native priests, 18 In num
ber, and I am told that there will be
a great many*othe£ papers signed by
a great many morO J promising fidelity
.without mental reserve. The native
priests aro those who have heid out
longer In favor of the Insurgents and
against tho Americans, and 1 ct.'em this
action as of great Importance. The
army Je lilting small but hard Knocks
ngalnst the Insurgents everywhere.
Since the election there has been u
great falling off In the activity o( the
Insurgents in aggressiveness and their
sole activity has been displayed In
avoiding the fights which email de
tachments of. our troops have brought
On the 2d of January the commission
as a body re-enforced tho views con
tained in their report by the following
dlepatach from Mrnlla:
"Root, Secretary of War, Washing
ton : *
"If you approve, ask transmission
to proper Penalors and Representa
tive of the following: 'The passage
of the Spootler bill at the present ses
sion Is greatly needed to eecnre the
l>e«t result froflK Improving conditions
Until Its passage no purely cential
civil government can be eetabliahed;
no piibllcfranchlse* of any kind, and
no sulietantlal Investment of private
capital In Internal ln;i>ovement will
be possible. All are needed aa the
most Imqiortant st«*p In complex paci
fication. A strong peace party hai
been organised, with the defined pur
pose of seeming a civil government"
under the I'nlted States and reason
ably expects civil government ifhd re
lief from Inevitable hut annoying re
straln'ta of military rule lorij before
tho subject can be taken up by the
"new Congress. The time Is hear at
hand, in our opinion, when disturb
ances exlßtlng cin better In? suppress
ed by native police of a civil govern
ment, with an arapy as an auxiliary
force, than by t.ie continuance of com
plate military control. The power te
make a change should be put In the |
hands of the President to act prompt
ly when the time arrives to give the
Filipino people an object lesson in the
advantages of peace. The quasl-clvll
government under war power Is mosl
reebrlced and unsatisfying. Hundred!
of American miners are on the ground
awaiting a law to perfect claims. Mor»
aro coming. There Is a good element
in ipaxiflcatjfon. Urgently recommend
tho amendment of the Spooner billsste t
that ita operation be not postponed un- i
til complete- suppression of all Insur
rection, but only until in the Presl- I
dent's' Judgment civil government maj
bo safely established.
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Devoted to the Education of Young Women.
LAROE FACULTY OF 12 SPECIALISTS.
Schools of Music, Art, Elocution. Business and Literary Course#.
Charges Moderate—Board $lO Per Month.
Well equipped Laboratories for Individual Work, Library
of more than 7.000 volumes for Reference and General Readiog.
College Building Heated by Steam, Lighted by Electricity.
Situated in the Center of a Campus of Forty Acres.
Elevation 800 feet above sea level. Health record unsurpassed.
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DRED PEACOCK, President.
NO. I V
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n*e hundred coal aUoen atradt rt
ficofleld, Utah, (or Increased wage*. It
Is the first mining strike In the history
of that State,
i mrlng the last hund.ed yean tbt
hours of labor In England have ban
reduced from elite- to tan, and la
many casea to eight.
over 600 Vernon Counly coal mlaaf*
quit work at Nevaka, Mo., bacaoaa
they were not allowed to select tbdr
own check «elghman. , •' •
At numerous mines In Siberia. 9000
men and 500 hors s are oaed on a aln
gle property to produce gold not «-
cecding $2,000,000 per annum.
North Carolina's Labor Comml—lea■
er reports that eighty-two per cent of
adult employe* nnd stxty-eljbt par
cent, of children read aafl write.
In the region of the southern Urals
it Uiisnluu laborer geta only flfteM
ccklh n day, and a man with a horie
nnd » enrt costs forty-five cents a day.
The German labor statlstlca for De
ceinher, 1000. show that theie were 1«3
persons demanding work to every 100
positions, las against 124 persona la
December 181 W.
Chicago's groat builder*' strike baa
Involved, In fifteen months, a lose of
$60,1*10.000 In wngcH and $75,000,000
in contractors' profits, while 18,000
men nnd their families have left the
(,-lty to seek work elsewhere.
President Samuel' Gofnpers. of tlw
American Federation of Labor, has la
sued a statement reviewing the history
of labor nulon*. He says: "In all out
struggles we have met no real defeat
but only reverses. We are constantlj
The American Window (llass Work
ers' Association has voted an assess
meut of one-half of one per cent, ol
the weekly earnings of the membert
to iild the striking wlndowglass work
erx In Belgium. The assessment will
yield SOOO n week. ' .
Prom the BaMln d'Archachon In Iha
Bay of Biscay about Z60.000 oysters
are shipped annually to Bnglaad.
Omaha, Neb., Special.—General Let
has received a telegraphic report from
Lieutenant Dixon, commanding th«
troops of cavalry sent to the scene ol
the Creek Indian trouble*. He atatat
that he lias net yet made a full Inves
tigation, but haa learned enough tc
warrant his saying that the report*
of an uprising have been greatly ex
aggerated. ,Thus far he haa encoun
tered no Indians and from civilian*
he learns that there haa been no vlo
letic on the part of (he Indiana, nnd
he anticipates none. The report from
Lieutenant Dixon tomes from Hen
rietta, which place he reached during
the forenooq. *
Boat does Ashore.
Washington, D. 3.. Sjpeclal—Th»
steamer Harry Randall reached Mi«
city Friday night with 44 paaeengen
and freight taken from the steamst
Washington, at the Norfolk and Wash
ington Steamboat Company, whk*
ran aground hard and faet on a *an4
bar near Colonial Beach, this morning
It is expected the vessel will b* saved
China rtuat Act Promptly.
Parle, By Cable.—A Haves agency
dispatch from Shanghai nays that
diplomat* have decided unanimously
to notify the Chinese nlenlpotentlarie*
that the military arrangements of th*
powers depend on .the" promptitude
with whit'll China execute* her en
: gagements. They will also demand
j that the death penalty be trapesed on
! four Chlneee functionaries, including
Chouang Ylng Nlen.
(ireat Fire at Montreal.
A special from Montreal Wedneeday
eight says: A big fire is raging In the
heart of the business district. Twenty
firms have already been burned out and
the fire is still spreading. The board of
' trado building Is now burning. TV 10 - *
I Is estimated in the million?. ThiMlre
nven are utterly unable to check \h*
flames. The board of trade building
In ruin* and the flames have
across St. Paul street.