ARE CALLED DOWN,
finish of Oppressive Meat Trust is
PRICES TO DROP DURING MONTH
A Member of the Combination Gives
Assurance That Prices Are to Re
sume Normal Conditions.
New York, Special. Relief is prom
ised definitely from the present abnor
mal prices of meats and ;;- within a
month they will have reached nearly
or exactly, their normal level. Thi3
statement appeared in The Press Mon
day, which, also said: "yyy'y"
"The promise of relief was made last
(Sunday) night by Ferdinand Sulzber
ger, one of the 'Big Six', when he was
conferring i with the5 members. of the
committee of investigation appointed
by the Republican Club, Of this city.
While this conference - was only pre
liminary to the important one to be
"held in Washington with all the meat
'barons', Sulzberger felt called on to
make some definite promise to th6 In
sistent committeemen. 'I can say with
assurance,' he said, when.' pressed . for
some promise of relief, 'that in a month
from now prices will have sought their
former level, or close to it, and" that
level will be found soon thereafter. I
'. can make that promise because there
will be an influx by that time of the
new grass-fed cattle from Texas and
with thousands of them on the market,
a break is bound to follow.'- .
"It was learned that the conference
to be held. in Washington will be held
: next Thursday in a place not yet se
lected. Those at the conference will be
C. F. Swift, Ogden Armour, J. Lyman,
. ot Hammond & Co., Edward Morris, of
Nelson Morris & Co., Mitchael Cudahy
and Ferdinand Sulzberger, of Schwarz
- child & Sulzberger. These men will
confer in Washington N with Attorney"
General Davis of this State, and Alfred
ti. Bullowa, members of the committee
-appointed by the Republican sub -co m
uiitee to investigate the meat question
and assist in prosecution if relief could
not be obtained in any other way."
Memorials In the House.
Washington, Special. The House
Saturday, after devoting, an v hour to
the passage of bills by unanimous
consent, suspended public business
and for the remainder of the after
noon listened to the tributes to the'
memory of the late Representative
Stokes, of South Carolina, and the
late Representative Crump of Michi
gan. Those who spoke of the public
service of the late Mrv Stokes were
Messrs. Leever, Eliot, Scarborough,
Johnson and Talbert; of South Caro
lina;! Havy, of ViVrginia; DeArmond,
of Missouri; , Jenkins, of Wisconsin,
Williams, of Mississippi ; Wadsworth,
of New York; Gilbert, of Kentucky;
Richardson, of Tennessee; Lamb, t)f
Virginia ; Thomas, . of North Carolina;
and Candler,, of Mississippi.
A $500,000 Fire.
Glenn Falls. N. Y., Special. A dlsas-.
trous fire; visited Glenn Falls Sunday,
causing a property loss estimated at
over $500,000. The fire started in the
clothing store of Webb Brothers, on
Glenn street, and thence spreefL to the
large plant of the Joseph Fowler Shirt
and Collar Company, occupying the up
per story . of "nearly the entire block.
Then, fanned by high wind, the flames
communicated to neighboring build
ings. The destruction of the Fowler
plant throws nearly 800 operatives out
of employment and 20.0 more will be
out of wj)jk temporarily. It is thought
the insurance will nearly cover the
J. Sterling Morton Dead.
Chicago. Special; Hon. J. Sterling
Morton, former Secretary of, Agricul
ture, died Sunday afternoon at the
home of his - son, . . Mark - Morton, at
Lake Forest, 111. For several weeks
Mr. Morton had. been gradually .failing.
The nature . of his illness had not been
determined and a week ago : he was
brought from his, home at Nebraska
City to Lake Forest for medical atten-.
dance. The change! brought no im
provement and he failed gradually un
til death came. ' .
Cholera in Philippines.
Manila, By Cable. The cholera situ
ation in the Islands does not show any
improvement. - Cases , are reported
nong the American soldiers in the
Camarines, province of Southern Lu-
zn, and elsewhere, but . so far few
'Americana have been attflirked and the
disease is mainly confined to natives
and Chinamen. . In Manila there have
. been 555 casos and 449 ; deaths- from
cholera, while the prorvinces report .1,-
cases and 1,169 deaths.
live items -oe news.
Many Matters of General Interest In
The Sunny South.
crackers secured $2,590 from
the Bank of Goodlettsville, Tenn.
Oil has been struck within the city
limits of Jellico, Tenn.
On the body of " Orlando Camillo
Hanks, an alleged train robber, killed
by a policeman at San Antonio, Tex.,
was found $450 taken from the Great
Northern express . at "Wagner, Tex.,
July 3 last. .
All fire, agents at Vicksbnro, Miss.,
suspended business because the city
refused to reorganize '. its Fire De
partment. . "y . ; ,
Eighteen Southern, hardware and
mill supply firms organized at Char
leston, S. C, as the Southern Supply
and Machinery Dealers.
The United Confederate Veterans
met . at Dallas, Ter., with 45.0Q0 visi
Five .colored children were found
starved to death about 40 miles from
Memphis,, Tenn., the father having
deserted them. , -
Admiral Schley has been invited to
visit Mobile, Ala.
Led by Ernest Rowze, a notorious
Jail-breaker, 11 prisoners escaped from i
Jail at OPrinceton, W. Va.
During a quarrel Mrs; Abraham May
a bride of four months, shot and killed
her aged husband at Kingston, Tenn.
Ellis Washington and Phil Wallace,
negroes, were hanged at Donaldsville,
La., for the murder of Lee Geismar.
A $400,000 hotel is to be built at
Norfolk, Va.r by Norfolk and Baltimore
Two trainmen were killed In a
freight wreck on the Louisville &
Nashville at Riverside, Ky.
At The National Capital.
Governor Dole, of Hawaii, was the
guest of honor at a dinner Thursday
night in Washington, D. C, given by
At The North.
Secretary Root has arranged, to
M - -
maintain a light in ,the Statue of
Liberty, ih New York harbor.
Indiana Prohibitionists are holding
their State Convention at Indiana
The cavinsr of a sewer trench' at
Hamilton, O., killed William Hart' and
Northwestern University, at Chi.
caeo. 111.. win enter upon uroauoi
. ... . . .
work with a $300,000 endowment fund
Burglars attempting to rob the bank
at JEveleth, Minn., blew the building love of our fellowmen are the controii
and safe to Dieces. . leaving ' no trace ing forces which make our great re-
of the robbers. , ; "
Tho feoetpm division of the West-
Toloirrnnh Utips la to oe
superintended after May 1 by B.
Brooks, of Denver, Col.
The boycott started by the Kansas
City live stocks commission men
acainst the stockyards, at Kansas
Citv. Mo., was lifted. I
Fearing that he was going Insane
Joseph Holden Sutton, a lawyer s
clerk in New York, killed himself.
Insane, from brooding over a debt,
Albert Fiehn seriously staDoea nis fair, and was given to Governor Odell
wife and killed himself at Cleveland, at the st. John, by the New York,coni
Q. v-"v ' mission. While th8 banquet was in
Tt is nroDosed to increase the capital
stock of -the New England xeiepnone
and Telegraph Company from $20,000,-
000 to $30,000,000.
Edward Townsend was elected presi
dent of the . Importers' and Traders
National Bank, of New York, vice E.
H. Perkins, deceased.
The bodies of three Italians drowned
mnnth nm were found. near Soring
voiipv Til in the Illinois River, and
nn thft nersonof one of them was
rmnri 3ii oo. j u v '
. a h and Wind
combine at Chicago, 111., is . denied. :y
- ton tlfiOO in stamps.: $100
In money and $400 In jewlery from the
bLW r w.w . T - ...
cost office at Eatonr Ind
r rhiHnir a saloon row at Detroit, Mien.
Wednesday night Edward Hawley, the
proprietor, was killed Dy nis oroiuw
Tho TTovemevers have bought 10
acres of land neajr Fort Collins, Col., on
which to build a 1000-ton beet sugar
naaA fnnii f JoseDh Allen's home,
cnnrfioiH til. a tramo attempted to
destroy the house with dynamite, but
did not succeed.
From Across The Sea.
Tn i?i-nrardS; held a levee at St.
James Palace. ,
NEW " YORK'S DAY.'
Empire State , at Charleston Exposi
GOVERNOR ODELL MAKES ADDRESS
New Yorkers Given a Royal Recep
tion in the Southern City A Great
Occasion " "':""
Charleston, $. C., SpecialThe broad
veranda overlooking Lake Juanita and
the open court, doorways and' windows
of the New York building at the expo
sition grounds, were crowded Wednes-.
day by visitors from the Empire State
and the South to celebrate New York
Day and hear Governor Odell speak
Mr. Mead, president of the New York
commission, presided and - President
Wagner and Director General Averill,
or the exposition, bade the visitors wel
come.' Governor ddell was received
with' great applause and it was some
time before he wi& ' allowed to speak.
"It Is our duty as citizens of the va
rious States of :bur Union to ernestly,
patriotically 'and without prejudice or
partisanshlp, support our government
and show, to the people of the world
that while we may differ upon the fea
tures of governmental policy our re
spect for our flag and our love for our
native land are greater than partisan
ship and broader than State lines.
"The prosperity And good fame of
the State depend upon Its equitable and
just treatment of all classes and ill in
dividuals. And the desire of the most
humble to contribute to the well-being
of the State should be as cordially wel
comed and his interests as thoroughly
protected as thmjtf the most learned.
schoiar.or the multi-millionaire. Taxa
tion without representation, which fired
the blood of our forefathers, Is a prin
ciple -which lies dormant in the minds
of our citizens and unequal or unjust
taxation will be just as strongly resent
ed today, not perhaps with the- bullet,
but by that more potent weapon in the
hands of freeman, the ballot. Justice
should be measured out equally to all.
Rights should not be accorded to cor
porations that are denied to the indi
vidual. Both should be permitted to
pursue their proper functions within
the limitations of our laws, and both
should be protected in doing so.
"Your interests are ours. Through
the golden gates of commerce of our
greater metropolis we offered jrou mar
kets for the products of your fields and
the skill of your mechanics. Cotton is
no longer king, but humanity and the
public command not only tne respect 01
the natives, but the respect 01 tne cm-
AUuresses were maue- uy opeaner
Nixon, of the New York General As
sembly, and Senator Ellsworth, and the
New York building was then formally
turned over to the exposition authori
ties by President Meade.
Immediately after the exercises, Gov
ernor Odell and party repaired to the
Woman's building, where a luncheon
was given by the woman's department.
Tne nieht's banauet was a brilliant af-
progress the ladies of the -New York
party attended a reception at tne resi-
denoA of Mrs. Andrew simonas. on
South Battery. '
Durinx the ceremonies at the New
York buildink. one of the exposition of
ficials in Introducing Governor Odell,
-said that if "we had to have a Repub
lican President and President Roosevelt
could not be nominated, Governor Odell
was the man for the place." Again at
the lucheon at the woman's building,
Governor Odell was - referred to as
Dossible President of the United States'
He replied significantly t he ardent-.
ly hoped to be a delegate to the - con-
vention that would nominate President
. He" left-here on the Southern train
at 1L o'clock tonight The members, of
his staff and the New jYork delegation
will remain in the ctty until tomorrow.
: Lightning killed Richard Roan and
Arthur Rogefs, 12 ; and 15 years old.
at Akron, O. - . S
A life sentence has been given
Charles Pittzer, Muncie. Ind.,
killed his wife.
After badly wounding v his hired
man, Douglas Craft, a wealthy farmer
of Hammond, Ind., -blew his ownnead
off with a gun. ,
The jury in the case of William
Strbther, colored, - charged with ; mur
dering A. Dean Cooper, millionaire j at
St. xouis,. mo., disagreed and was dls-
Louis Troja, a wealthy saloon
keeper, was; murdered by robbers r in
his saloon in New York. -
Toney S. Diesner,A former assistant
police clerk, has been indicted at
Cleveland, : O., charged with em
bezzling ; $9,000. '-.,
A jealous lover of a servant girl is
charged with dynamiting the front
tfart - of the house of professor I E.
Maglott, at Ada, O. ; . i i
In a battle between Union Pacific
Railroad graders and two colored
highwaymen, near Sherman, Wyo..
one negro was killed and
Three Killed By Tornado. - j i
Joplfn, Mo., Special. It, is known
that three persons were killed
about SO injured in the tornado
swept through Joplin. Of the injured
perhaps eight were fatally hurt, j A
conservative estimate places the to
tal loss at $100,000. The deaths were
caused by the flying debris, or falling
walls. Two of those killed lived on
Moonstone Hill, on the outskirts fof
Joplin. The district swept' by thej tor
nado was about four blocks -wide
commencing on the western limits S of
the city at Seventeenth street
ending at Seventh street, on the
side of the city. .
To Reclaim Everglades.
Scientists claim that the soil of the
Everglades in Florida Is the richest! in
the world, and would, if drained, pro
duce marvelous crops of nearly I any
thing planted. It Is proposed to reclaim
this immense tract, .which covers near
ly 4,000 square miles, by builtnag drain
age canals to take off the ater, and at
the same time serve as a means' of
transportation . between plantations.
Contrary to the r general belief, ! the
Everglades are healthful, the water is
irwreet and pure, and. there is almost a
total absence of fevers and epidemic
diseases. The cost of nrfinarins- thnsn
lands for cultivation will be about 2 75
per acre. - ., : 1 j
Indiana kemihllcan Convention.'
. i:-.. " , . ,
Indianapolis, special mucu ortaipry
and enthusiasm marked the openin
the Republican State
tor Beverldge delivered an eloquent ad
dress. The convention after choosing
Senator Beverldge, as permanant chair
man, and transacting routine business,
adjourned until -tomorrow. The. jmen-
tion of - Senator Hanna's nams by ;on
of the speakers was generally applaud
; Oil and Fertilizer Combine.
New York, Special. Officials of Ithe
American Cotton ' Oil Company will
neither affirm nor deny the report
the -incorporation in Ner Jersey of Oa
American Cotton Produce Company is
the forerunner of a plan to combine
their1 company with the Virginia-baro-
Kna Cheniical Company.
The new corporation has a nominal
capital of $3,000, but it is said a hold
ing company wiri be organized as sboa
as it has been determined what ! com
panies are to eater the orwnhinw j
2oo Killed By Earthquake
VI Guatemala City, Guatemala, ; ny
Cable. The descriptions which are be
ing received here of the' result of jtha
earthquake shocks which were general
throughout Guatemala Friday, . Satur
dav and Sunday, show that" Solotata,
Amatitlah,. Santa Lucia and Sanj J uan
were badly damaged, and that yuesai
tenanso was nrtly obliterated. ! Fire
added to the horros at the last named
Two hundred persons were kill-
ed, mostly women, and many people
were injured. At the capital J three
churches were siishtly damaged.! ;
' Medals For Life Savers.
Washington, ' Special. Secretary
Shaw .today forwarded . to ; Snffman
John R. Oneal and Horatio Drinkwater,
each a gold medal for s conspiciously
heroic service in saving life from; the
wreck of the schooner Jennie Hall,
r par Virginia Beach. Va.. December 21,
1900. Silver medals also were forwarded
ttr nn.Wvinii.i4 W TI i Part.
tO Vieo. vv. YYmwuui?w'- I --v
ridge, John H. Carroll, J. w. sparrow
and Bennett Simmons, of the. Dam
Neck Mills life saving station, for bra-
very on the same occasion, I f
Detailed Doings of Our National Lavr
: -y :5 makers, y
;C y$- house.:' . v.y 2
Ninety-eighth - Day The session - of
the House was tame and without inci-;
dent or event of public importance.
The day was spent in routine work '
Ninety-eighth Day Formal discus
sion of the bill temporarily to provide
a government for the Philippine Is
lands was begun in the Senate. Mr.
Rawlins, of Utah, the leadine mlnorit v
member of the Philippine committee,
opening the debate with a. speech la
opposition to ' the measure. He de
nounced the bill as an unwarranted
imposition upon the Filipinos declar
ing that it would establish one of the
foulest oligarchies in the history of the
world. He maintained that the Philip-
pine commission was given too great
1 - Al '1.111 ' 1 . . ,
uwer to mil ana assertea inat un -
aer lis provisions, tne islands would'
be exploited for private gain. He will
conclude his remarks tomorrow. While
he was ipeaking two efforts were made
to maintain a quorum, the second re
sulting in a lively tilt among several .
Senators, Mr. Scott, of West Virginia,
intimating that no argument that
could be mide upon the subject would;
Influence any Senator. C V
"We seem to have arrived at that
point in our history," said Mr. Raw
lins "where there are those who affect
to believe that it Is sedition to think
and treason to. talk. 'God God'a sake,
let us keep silent until the war is ov
er,' exclaims a peripatetic hero and
graduate from the Philippines, who
wants to make free speech treason, and
to whom might give the Senator from
Massachusetts, the benefit of clergy oa
account of his sympathy for a 'super
heated conscience.' And if we are to
believe him, with the approval of the
President of the United States Con
gress no longer has to declare war. An
Otis or a Chaffee Is prepared to attend
to this any day in the week. A: 'few
days ago a message came to 'us that
Malyar, the last of the insurrectos, had
surrendered. :: The next day it was an
nounced that General Chaffee had de
clared a new war. and had dispatched
an army to wage it against 2,000,000
of people in the ... Island of Mindanao.
But mum is to be the word, as long as
111 i J1-1..A .v,
iuere is any aisiuroance anywnere
within our borders or in any one of tbe
more than thousand islands beyond the
'JThis bill strikes its roots into and
derives its support from that exper-
lence upon the army appropriation bill
or lyui, known as the Spooner amend
ment The qualification of the abso
lute power therein conferred adopted
at the instance of ,the Senator from
Massachusetts, by this bill is elimina
ted. All property rights in the islands
and the fate of their inhabitants are
turned over to the control and dis
position of the commission without '
any qualification of Importance,
v "The commission may declare war
andfinake peace; raise armies and pro
vide , navies; regulate commerce with
all sorts of discrimination between is
lands and ports; levy taxes without
limit and. without uniformity. . It may
coin money and "regulate the' value
thereof, and may establish religion and ,
punish those who do 'not conform- to
-Tlh". i .?JFXl
publication of the truth in regard to
their administration. It can establish
an inquisition; devise and apply me
thods of excruciating torture, compel
ling persons to be witnesses against
themselves and disclose .any Informa
tion which the commission may desire
to extort. It may practice any or 8ll
of the acts of tyranny which history;
has disclosed or genius may devise. '
; "It is useless to say that this power
will not be abused. .Attention wiU be
Invited to some instances in the his
tory of our relations with the islands
showing the extent to which our repre
sentatives have gone in acts of perfidy
Injustice, oppression and cruelty." -
. Wireless Telegraphy;
Washington, Special Secretary Wil
son has given Instructions to Prof.'
Moore, chief of the Weather Bureau, to
make an exhibition of the system of
wireless telegraphy devised by the
Weather ' Bureau, to other branches of '
the government service and tomrrow
a test ' Will be witnessed by General
Greeley chief signal officer of the army ,
to be followed later by a test for the
naval trial board. The exhibitions wilt
take place near Roanoke Island, N. C.
" C A Poultry Trust. y ,
Chicago, Special. The - Record-Herald
says: "Three firms practically have"
complete control of the poultry market.
Through the Ownership of two-thirds
of all the poultry In the country they;
arfl .af(1 t hA fn fir nrfrM will
w ,y " .t
The.firms having control are: Armour
& Co., Swift & Co., and Friebe &.
Semiter, of Bushnell, I.'