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THE MORNING NEWS.
Established 1850. .- - Incorporated ISSS
J. H. ESTILL. President.
fatal results of strike.
BIOT AND BLOODSHED RILED ST.
LOUS ON SUNDAY.
F*>nr M Were Killed and at Least
Seven Were Badly Wounded—Po
lice Taken Off Some of the Cars in
the Afternoon—Party of Strikers
Attacked an Unprotected Car and
AYas Fired Upon by the Sheriff**
c, Louis, June 10.—The day just ended
lias been one of the most eventful and
Moody since the great strike on the St.
Louis Transit lines began, more than one
were numerous encounters be
tween strikers and other individuals, and
the constituted authorities, resulting in
three deaths and the wounding of five or
more persons, mostly strikers. One of the
latter will die.
The dead are: C. Edward Thomas,
striking conductor, on the Chouteau ave
nue line, shot In breast by deputy sher
iff died on way to hospital; George Kin* 1 ,
striking motorman, on Delmar avenue
line, shot in abdomen by deputy sheriff,
died at hospital; Fred Boehm, citizen, shot
and instantly killed while standing in his
front yard, by deputy sheriff; Ed Burk
hart. striking conductor on Delmar ave
nue line, shot in head.
The wounded are: Oscar Marvin,
not serious; Ed Barry, motorman, and
James McGuire and John McElroy, severe
scalp wounds, inflicted by strike sympa
The day was quiet until ihis afternoon
when the police were taken off a num
ber of the streetcar lines for the purpose of
giving them a rest and to test the ability
of the Transit Company to operate with
out friction. Cars were 1n operation dur
ing the daytime on all the lines of the
Transit Company, except the Southwest
To-night crs were run under police p o
t*< iion until midnight on the Park avenue.
Olive street, Linde 11 division and LaCl de
Striker* Started n Row.
The most serious trouble broke out be
tween 6 and 7 o’clock in front of the
six-story building on Washington avenue,
between Broadway and Stxth streets, oc
cupied by the sheriff’s posse comitaius
as a barracks and headquarters. Several
hundred striking street car men had gore
to East St. Louis earlier in the day la
attend a picnic given for their tene'H.
Toward evening they began returning
home singly, in groups of two or throb
and others in companies of a hundred cr
No serious trouble occurred until rne of
these companies, composed of nearly 150
street ear men in uniform and headed by
a drum corps, came west on Washington
a’-enue. In their caps some of them had
cards bearing these words: “Union or
nothing; liberty or death."
The men were marching along the s de
walk on the south side of Wa hingten
avenue opposite the posse barracks.
They were in a jocular mood, and as
near as can be learned, had no inten
tion of making any trouble
duet as they were passing the barracks,
acer of the Park avenue division was
going west. A numier of the men broke
from the line and rushed for the car with
ibe Intention, it is said, of boarding it
and taking a ride. Another statement
was made that it was the intention of
the strikers to assault the mocormun and
conductor whose car was without police
guard. However that may he. the
trouble started here. A hr ck was thrown
through the car window and a shot was
fired by somebody unknown.
Fired on the Striker*.
At the first intimation of trouble
lers of the sheriff’s posse swarmed from
the building and surrounded the crowd
of strikers about the car. calling upon
them to and stierse. O'.ber rhots were fired
and then some of the deputies turned
loose their repeating shotguns loaded
wi.h buckshot. As tar as can be learn
ed only four of the men in the strikers’
ranks were hit. Not a deputy was
O. Edward Thomas, a striking conductor
on the Chouteau avenue line, was picked
up and , placed in an ambulance after
the tight wns over. He was shot In the
laeast. the heavy load of buckshot tear
ing a hole that soon let out his life's
b’ood and caused liie death, while on the
way to the city hospital.
George Rine, a striking motorman on
the Delmar avenue line, received a ter
rible wound in the abdomen, and subse
Other* were, hedly wounded. The dep
uties arrested twenty of the strikers and
took them to the. barracks.
In East St. Eouis there were riotous
s enes to-day during the picnic l of street
er strikers and there were a number of
exciting incidents. This afternoon strike
sympathizers piled timbers and ties on the
tracks in Clayton, near a fifty-foot em
bankment, but the obstruction was discov
ered in time.
Fred Boehm, a respectable citizen, aged
f■' years, was this afternoon instantly kill
ed by a shot from the gun of n deputy
sheriff, who had tired at a crowd stoning
Striker* I'se Dynamite.
Shortly after midnight (his morning a
rowerful torpedo was exploded on the rail
road tracks at the corner of Twenty-first
and Clark avenues. A number of the posse
romitatus rushed to the scene and arrested
four men who were pointed out as the par
ties who had exploded the torpedo. While
the men were being escorted to the police
station someone tired a revolver at the
croup, the ball lodging In the hip of Will
iam Haggerty, one of the posse. His
wound Is serious.
ONLY AS A I,AST RESOnT.
Car. Stephens I* Ilnrkunnl About
Calling Out Militia.
Jefferson City. Mo., June 10 —Gov.
Stephens said this evening that every
thing Is being put In readiness for call
ing out the Notional Guard of Missouri,
to quell disorder In St. Louis, consequent
to the street railway strike, but he will
not issue the call except as a last re
It will cost, he ssld. $5,000 to land 2,501
men in St. Louis, and as much per day
to maintain them. It might, he said, re
quire an extra session of the Legislature
to appropriate the money.
Troops til tin From Hook Kong.
Hong Kong. June 10.—Two hundred and
fifty men of the Welsh Fusiliers, also
sappers and miners, have been ordered to
hold themselves In readiness to proceed
knorth on account of the Boxer disturb
ances. Their places will be filled by
tlroops front India.
Anarchy at New Sbwan*.
f tendon, June 11.—Trouble has broken out
’at New Chwang. The state of anarchy
around Pekin is likely to be imitated In
many quarters Asiatic artillery has been
ordered from Hong Kong to Tien Tsln.
Wires Are Interrupted.
New York. June 10.—The Commercial
Cable Company Is advised from Shanghai
that ail lines between Tien Tsln and Pe
lt':-. are Interrupted
TUOOP9 MOVING TO PEKIN.
Situation There Growing More Dan
gerous for Foreigner*.
T:en Tsin, June 10.—The special train
tha; went to examine the line and rexn
nciter returned last night. The railway
was found clear two miles beyond Yang
Tsuh. The engineers, with the guards,
v/alked a mile and a half further. They
found the ties and two bridges ourned,
ond the railway torn up. They saw a
few hundred persons, apparently villag
ers gathered ahead of them.
The first repair train, with Admiral
Seymour and his staff, 650 British, Capt.
McCalla’s 100 Americans, 40 Italic ns and
2 r Austrians, left this morning a* 930
o’clock. A Hotchkiss and other guns
were mounted on a car in front of the
engine. The rest of the guns were mount
ed in the center of the train. A second
train left at 11 o’clock, with GOO British,
Japanaaff. Russian and French troops.
Repairing material and new mils wore
There are thirty-one foreign war ves
sels at Taku. A message from Pekin to
the admirals asserts that the situation is
hourly growing more dangerous for for
eigners. All tlics: at Pekin have taken
refuge In "Legation street. The civilian
males are under arms to light with the
regulars if necessary. The approaches to
l egation s'r et are surrounded by howl
ing mobs o' undiscipiine 1 soldiery, with
cannon and bayonets. The International
guard were holding off the mob, which
screamed inrulls and threats.
This was the situation yesterday (Satur
day) when the courieis got through with
the latest dispatches. Iho Empress Do
wa.eei was amusing herself at the palace
It is reported that government rations
are b<Hng dealt out to the* Boxers
The troops of Tung Fuh Seang are said
to le assisting to kill native Christians,
after malignant tortures.
RUSSIANS FIRED ON CHINESE.
I'rnbnhle That Power* Will Never
London. June I!.—On Friday, according
'to a dispatch to the Daily Express from
Shanghai, a force of Cossacks, reeonnoit
oring outside of Tien Tsin was attacked
by a rabble of thousands, armed with
spears and swords and sonje with rifles.
The Cossacks lired upon their assailants,
kil irg several. A Russian lieutenant was
wounded by a bull t in the stomach.
Trere is a serious rising at Nan Kine.
Yesterday the nob is. said to have at
iacked the palace of the viceroy. Al!
dispatches out of l*ekin are censored in
th° interest of the Empress.
The determination of the foreign minis
ters to increase the garrison at Pekin
leads to a bolkf in foreign circles in Tien
Tsin ond Shanghai that th° Powers will
never leave the Chinese capital, but will
make China another Egypt.
HI ILDINGS WERE ABANDONED.
Many Native Christian* Massacred
ly (lie Boxer*.
London. June 11.—The Pekin correspond
ent of the Times, telegraphing Sunday.
“The Empress Dowager and Emperor
returned to Pekin yesterday, escorted by
soldiery arid Tung Fuh Sang.
“The American mission buildings at
Tung Chau, twelve miles from Pekin,
which were abandoned by the mission
aries, have been looted and burned oy
the Chinese soldiery, who were sent to
protect them. Within three days seven
ty-five native Christians, well known men
who had been trained for years by Amer
ican missionaries, have been massacred
near Tung Chau. (Many of them were
“Tho intimidation of Christians cbntjji
ues within Pekin itself.
“Most cf the mission compounds are
closed and the missionaries are being col
lected under the protection of the legation
guards. Reinforcements for all the guards
REPAIR ING THE RAILROADS.
Ten Thensnn<l Troop* to Rack t‘p
the Demand* oil; China.
Ijondon, June 11. 2:40 a. m.—The ad
mirals at Tuku, acting in concert, are
forcibly reopening the railway from Tien
Tsin to Pekin.
Gangs of laborers are repairing the dam
aged line, which is guarded by 1.500 men,
composed of detachments from the for
eign fleet. One hundred Americans, un
der Capt. McCalia, are, among them. They
have guns and armored trains for use
when the line is repaired, which can
hardly he effected before Monday night.
Ten thousand troops of all nationalities,
according to a dispatch to fhc Dally Ex
press from Shanghai, will lie sent to Pe
kin to back up the demands of the min
isters upon the government, or. if neces
sary, to suppress the Boxers themselves.
ATTITUDE OF l MTGD STATES.
will Contribute Greatly to the End
Desired In China.
London, June 11—Tile Times, comment
ing editorially upon the attitude of the
various Powers, says:
''America, we are told, will act on paral
lel lines with the other Powers to restore
peace, but she insists on retaining her
independence of action. That is an atti
tude to which nobody can object, ami a*
it is supported by American sailor* and
marines it will contribute powerfully to
the attainment of the Immediate object
upon which the Powers ore bent.
"Our course is quite clear. It is to sup
port our admiral. The message Pom
Hong-Kong shows that.no time is being
lost in preparing reinforcements should
he require them.”
111. SSI ANS GETTING HEADY.
Troops Are Ordered to I’rcpnre to
Cross the Frontier.
London, June 11.—A special dispatch
from St. Petersburg, dated Saturday,
••I have learned from an absolutely re
liable source, that minute dispatches have
been sent to the commanders ofathc Rus
sian troops in Manchuria, directing them
to prepare three regiments of Cossacks
oti the Chinese frontier, to be In readiness
to enter on the day orders are received.”
PEKIN REPORTED BURNING.
lint the Rumors From Tien Tsln
London. June 11.—The Daily Mali has
the following from Tien Tsin, dated Fri
day. June 8:
"The wildest rumors are current here
to the efTect that Pekin Is burning, but
shey lack confirmation.”
SAVANNAH. GA.. MONDAY. JUNE 11. 1900.
BOLD RAID MADE BY BOERS.
TORE IP TWENTY-ONE MILES OF
Kelly-Kenny May Drive Them Off,
bat Roberta* Army Will be De
lated in Getting Store*—Bailer In
Now in Boer Territory—He Han
Had Some Hard Encounter*.
Boers Are Still Determined to
Fight to the Bitter End.
London. June 11. 3:30 a. m.—The Roe.*
have torn up twenty-one miles of Lord
Roberts’ lino of railway between America
Siding and Roodeval.
It is a bold raid and vexatious, but it
decs not disquiet the military authorities
as yet, for they expect Gen. Keily-Kenry
to drive off the marauders and to reopen
The rapidity of the advance of Lord
Roberts cannot have permitted him to ac
cumulate large reserves of stores. There
fore an interruption of the railway, even
for a week, must embarrass the army and
may bring the forward operations to a
Nothing has b?en hea:d frem Lord Rob
eits for thr:e days. This rad on the
railway, the s renuous opposition to Gen.
Rundle and the nimbi? escape of Com
mandant Botha's division have forced the
war office obs a rvers to the reluctant con
clusion that the war is not yet ever, al
though even the occasional civilian Boer
sympathizer cannot sc*e how the Boers
will be able to do anything to change the
Duller in Boer Territory.
Gen. Rulier is in Boer territory. Dis
patches of correspondents with him. filed
yesterday at sunset, describe the corps
as < amping at Gansolei, c.os? to the point
where the frontiers of the Free state,
i he Transvaal and Natal meet.
“The Bri i<h marched eight miles yes
terday,” says a Reuter corresponoem,
“before encountering any opposition.
The Boers, who had one gun, withdrew
under heaevy ordinance file to a ridge
just ahead of the camp.”
This long range, running skirmish will
doubtless be renewed this morning. Gen.
Buffer is expected to make rapid progress
now, and to throw' the weight of 20,000 men
into Lord Roberts’s Transvaal combina
The fighting on June 6, in which there
were fewer than twenty casualties, was
pt up all day long by musketry and ar
tillery. The British attacking line, three
miles in length, made its way amid the
precipitous hills. A Boer gun on Spitz
*itop fired shrapnel rapidly at a range of
400 yards at the British right flank, but
every shell was buried in the ground be
fore bursting. The defensive power of
modern weapons seems less effective in
rough country than upon levels, where
wide spaces can be covered with flat tra
Gen. Rundle’s and Gen. Brabant’s divi
sions are still at Hammonia, in the Ficks
Boer* Still Determined.
The latest intelligence from their head
quarters is that the Boers are determin
ed to fight to the bitter end. They are
concentrating 4.000 men around Bethle
hem. The country between them and
Gen. Rundle is mountainous, and resem
bles Northern Natal in being exceedingly
difficult for military operations. Geh.
Bundle's present ''.-re is to prevent the
Boers getting past him southward.
Maj. Wood of Bundle’s siaff rode *o a
Boer outpost on June 6, and announced
that Pretoria had been occupied by the
British. How the Boers received this
news is not recorded. Altogether, 600
Boers have surrendered to Gen. Bundle.
Gen. Hunter's advance has occupied
Ventersdorp, 100 miles southwest of Pre
toria. This took place on June 7.
Gen. Plumer’s column is on the Elanls
river, northwest of Pretoria. The British
ate sending detachments right and left,
to accept the surrenders of commandoes,
horses, cattle and forage, and to overawe
tjje sparsely settled country. Thus far
only one small commando has been heard
of. a commando at Tailbasch.
Gen. Hunter’s immediate objective ’is
Potchefstroom. This town and Rusten
burg are the largest towns west of Jo
hannesburg. It le reported that Potchef
stroom ia ready to submit.
Gen. Hunter has warned all burghers,
that if the telegraph is cut behind him.
he will send back and burn the houses
near the line.
The Dutch in Cape Colony appear to
have split, a majority of the Afrtkander
bund being displeased by the unwilling
ness of Mr. Schreiner, the Cape premier,
to go the full length of the proposed op
position to the British.
BOERS IX STRONG POSITION.
Rot Gen. Bailer Drove Them Oaf
and Made Them Trek.
London, June 10—The war office has
received the following dispatch from Gen.
“Headquarters in Natal. June 10.—With
reference to my telegram of June 8. We
halted yeste:day to get our trains up the
Has', which is very aterp. I find the
enemy were about 2,000 strong in a very
carefully prepared position In which they
must have been very disheartened not to
hare held longer than they did. They
have all retired about twtnly-six miles to
“I find our casualties were more than
I first thought. They were one officer
wounded and two men killed and thir
Beers l*ln Qnnntltle* of Bags
Filled With Sand.
London, June 11 —The Lorenzo Marques
cotr spondent of the Times telegraphing
"That the Boers are resolved to
strengthen their defenses at certain posi
tions is shown by the quantities of sacks
which their agents are buying* there. So
great is the demand for sand material
that a large consignment of rice lying
in the custom hous? has been emptied in
to vessels In Oder that the sacks might
be obtained "
l’r sid* nt Kruger, according to this au
thority. is hearing up well under the dis
comforts of his new sett of governmen’.
THREE COLUMNS OF BOERS.
Ilailwny Destroyed Between America
London. June 10.—Gen, Sir Forestier-
Walker wires o the war office from Cape
Town, under to-day's date, aa follows:
"Information received from natives early
yesterday (Saturday) reports the enemy
in ihree columns near Honing Spruit
The railway has been almost complete
ly destroyed between America and Roode
Thanks to Consnl Hay.
Cape Town. June 10-The British high
commissioner. Sir Alfred Milner, has tele,
graphed United States Consul Hay at Pre
toria thanking him for his services In con
neciton with the Brttteh prtaonare at Wa-
terval. A widespread feeling of gratitude
exists for the good work done by Mr. Hay
and also by United States Consul Stowe
•lamcnnn for Parliament.
Kimberley. June 9—ln reply o n peti
tion to stand for Parliament. Dr. Jame
son said that he would accept, as every
thing points to the federation of the differ
ent states in South Africa with the em
pire within a few years. He will work
for the establishment of a great imperial
party under the British flag.
British (it Koomatlponrt.
Lorenzo Marques. Saturday, June 9—lt
in reported that the British have occupied
Koomatipoert after fighting.
President Kruger is said to have a
large quantity of personal valuables with
Hnnter nt V elite rad orp.
Lichtenburg. June 7.—Gen. Hunter’s ad
vance column occupied Ventersdorp to
day, the Boers quietly surrendering in
small bodies. Considerable looting had
been done. Gen. Mahon's column has re
DOUBLE LYNt HIYG AT BILOXI.
Ml** Wltiter*tein* Murderer* Exe
crated by a Mob.
Biloxi, Miss . June 10.—Two negro men
were lynched near here this morning for
the murder of Christina Winterstein on
June 2. Henry Askew and Ed Russ, held
as suspect’s, were taken out and strung
up to a tree in a thkket, just behind the.
railway station at Mississippi City. The
law-abiding people of this section, while
confident that the necessity existed for
vigorous action, deplore and condemn the
dual lynching. District Attorney White,
promised they would be brought to trial
on Monday, and yesterday, at a mass
meeting the citizens promised to support
the. district attorney in his efforts to have
Early last night. Sheriff Ramsay, In
order to protect Askew and Russ from
violence, moved them to a bath house.
After midnight the. mob assembled near
the bath house, and after overpowering
a deputy sheriff with whom the sheriff
sought to protect his prisoners, dragged
the two negroes away.
The negroes were tied, back to hack,
and swung up to the same tree. Their
bodies were riddled with bullets, and.
after death ensued, were eet on fire. The
nauseating smell of burning flesh could
be detected for miles around.
Sheriff Ramsay and Marshal Moseley
reached the scene after the execution.
They saw the members of the mob, hut
it is stated, “were unable to recognize
them on account of trees casting shad
ows on their faces.”
WILL TRY TO GET LYNCHERS.
Gov. Longiio Intimate* lie AVIII
Bring Them to Justice.
New Orleans, Ju.ne I#.—A special from
Jackson. Miss., says:
The news of the Mississippi City out
rage was borne to Gov. Longino early
this. morning. The executive at once
took steps to learn all the details of the
deplorable affair. Gov. Longino intimat
ed that if.the facts are as reported he
will leave no stone unturned to bring the
guilty parties to justice.
WHITE MAN’S SLAYER KILLED.
Two Negroes Shot to Death by a Molt
nt Snead*. Fin.
Sneads, Fla., June 10.—A tragedy oc
curred south of here a few days ago, the
particulars of which are just at hand.
Ernest Hardwick, a white farmer, was
set upon’ by a gang of negroes and beat
en so badly that he died in a few hours.
Only out* of the negroes was captured
and sent to jail
Two nights afier the murder a mob
went to the house of John Sanders, a
supposed accessory to the crime, and shot
him (o death as l.e stoed in his doorway.
Another negro, innocent of the murder,
was also killed. Both bodies were liter
ally shot to pieces, and a pint of shot
and bulie's was afterwards gathered up
from the place.
ANAS KILLED IN A RUNAWAY - .
Dr. Glbler Receives! Injarie* Which
Suffern, N.Y.. June 10.—Dr. Paul Gihier,
head of the sanitarium at Suffern, N. Y..
and of the Pasteur Institute of New
York city, died at midnight last night
from the effects of injuries received in a
runaway earlier in the evening.
Dr. Glbier. who was forty-nine years
old. and his mother-in-law, Mrs. Horen,
seventy-two yeats of age. started for a
drive about 8 o'clock last night. They had
not gone far from the house when th’
horse took fright at fireworks which some
boys were exploding on the read. The
anipaal dashed down the road, and a wheel
of the vehicle caught in a tree. Dr. Gib or
and Mrs. Horen were thrown to the
ground. Dr. Glbier's head struck on a
stone, and he was rendered unconscious
Mrs. Horen was so badly stunne! by her
fall lhat she was unable to rise, and lay
in the road helpless.
The horse, with his harness trailing after
him. ran back hom*“. Mrs. Gibier imme
diately sent workmen out to And the Doc
tor and Mrs. Horen. They were carried
home and physicians summoned. In eplte
of all efforts to revive Dr. Glbler. he die 1
about midnight without regaining con
sciousness. Aside from the shock end a
few bruises Mrs. Horen was not badly
POPE SEEMS IN GOOD HEALTH.
Participated In Ceremony of Venera
tion of Tvro Saint*.
Rome. June 10.—The Pope went to St.
Peter’s Cathedral to-day to participate in
the ceremony of Veneration In the case
of two Italian saints recently canonized
Thirty thousand people were present.
He was borne on the Sedia Gestatoria,
surrounded by seventy cardinals and the
papal court. He seemed In good health,
and when giving the blessing to the pil
grims rose from hs seat briskly, as If he
wished to reassure the congregation re
garding his condition.
Two Killed by Explosion.
Monongahela, Pa . June l<V-In a terri
fic res explosion at the Ellsworth mines
at Ellsworth, twelve miles Wen of this
place to-r!ay two men were killed and
three injured. The dead are, Thoms
Forsythe, fir ver. ar.d William R ger*.
Martin Government Lo*t.
Vancouver, B, C.. June 10.—The Martin
government haa been overwhelmingly de
feated In the provincial parliamentary
PROBLEMS CONFRONT TAFT.
SITUATION IN PHILIPPINES IS AL
Many of the Native* Expected
Sweeping' Change* at Once—Diffi
culty In Devising n Plan of Civil
Government in Municipalities.
Friar* Want to Be Restored to
Their Old Position. but Tliut Seems
Out of the Question.
Manila. June 10.—Judge William H.
Taft and his colleagues of the Philippine
Civil Commission were beset during their j
first week in Mania by a multitude of j
callers of all nationalities, profe.-s.ons aid .
interests, who present'd a bewildering as
sortment of recommendations toucans
military and civil policies.
The commissioners maintained the atti
tude of unprejudiced listeneis. They ad
mit that, while they anticipated an enor
mous task, the complexity and difficulty
of the problems and conditions arc well
nigh staggering. They ate determined,
however, wkh the co-c pc ration of the
army in pacifying, as well as in fighting,
to make ihe Philippines a peaceful and
honestly governed country before depart
They find Gsn. MacArthur adminls er
ing civil ond military affairs in a way
that is universally popular. The Filipino
party, embracing prominent insurrec* ion
ises who accepted American rule through
force of cireum i .n- <s is alrea ly in iking
overtures for the discussion of a scheme
of permanent government, p acMcally tc
viving the old proposition of autonomy
under an American protectorate.
There are, of course, some Filipinos
who be He veil that Judge Taft would bring
the millennium in his vest pocket, and
these profess to be disappointed because
sweeping changes ore not made imme
Judge Toft’s utterances indicate a con
ciliatory policy towards the natives. He
has conferred with the high army offi
cers. some of whom strongly urge that
a larger army is necessary to suppress
the insurrection, believing that civil gov
ernment will be Impossible until the ram
pant rebellion in the southern districts of
Luzon, in the extreme northern provinces
of the Island, and in the Vltfayas except
Negros, is crushed.
\ Difficult Question.
One of the foremost questions is how’
ond from what materials to organize a
civil force with which gradually su
persede the army as a governing ma
ohlne. Spain’s auxiliary, the church, is
necessarily barred from consideration.
American experience with the natives dis
courages the hope of honest government
through them until a. generation or more
of training shall have eradicated the re
sults of Spain’s tutelage. A large pro
portion of the provincial officials already
installed have proven treacherous, whTe
the native, police and officials here in Ma
nila are living on a scale of luxury sus
piciously disproportionate to their sal
aries. Charges against native Judges of
failing to account for thousands of dol
lars received in fines are under invetftlga
At present the governmental alterna
tives are the army on one hand and an
archy on the other, (ion. (Mis’ plan of
municipal governments is being inaugu
rated in the principal towrs of Central
Luzon and in parts cf the* Vlsaya*. but
the Filipinos persist in thinking tbit the
question whether the United States will
retain tho Philippines is still open, and
seme local leaders ask th.it municipal
electioffß be postponed until after the
presidential election. Many people object
to taking the oath cf allegiance to the
United States government which is th**
first qualification for voting for muni
StntiiH of the Church.
The conYmissioncrs also find that the
future 'state of me church in the Philip
pines Is a leading question in the* m inis
cf many, although most of these who
have talked with Judge Taft and Ins
colleagues draw the inference that the
commissioners are opposed to the r in
statement of the friars. Archbishop
Chappelle has taken a strong stand in
supporting the r quest of the friars to
be establish* *1 in their old position.
WANTS TO ’FIGHT AN ARMY.
Trouble* MacArtlinr 1* Contending
With in tlie Philippine*.
(Correspondence of the Associated Press.)
Manila, May 13.—“1f we were fighting
an army the work would be comparative
ly easy," said Gen. MacArthur. In speak
ing of the situation which confronted him
when he assumed the office of governor
The report had come from Gen. Young
that Tino and Agttlnaldo were gathering
a force ill the Benguet mountains, where
they hod been hunted and scattered five
months before. The military were hoping
ihat Tino would form another army be
cause an army ran be located and fol
lowed. and if it will try to make a stand,
can he defeated, but such good fortune is
Improbable, for the one reason that the
Americans are so disposed, covering most J
of the important roads and passes, that
it would be impossible for more than a
few hundred Filipinos to attempt to a3*em
hie without many of them being discovered
and, lie added, for another reason, that
the Filipinos have learned that they can
handicap the Americans’ progress more
effectively by Irregular operations.
Gen. MacArthur has to fight a secret
organization which amounts almost to a
government, which exercises isiwer to I
H. me extent, an l enforces Its decree* I
over ail of Luzon, and most of the other
Islands, which collects taxes here In Ma. |
nil*, and even gives receipts for iluli-s '
paid on the cargoes of native boats pass- I
ing up the rivers in the suburbs.
Method* Employed lij Rebels.
TFic control of this underground qrgan- !
ization Is reputed to be In the hands of
a lunto, whose headquarters are lit Ma
nila, tut so great Is the loyalty or fear
which it commands, that the authorities |
have been unable to trace Its roots, and i
the question whether it Is identical wltn |
the famous Katipunan Society, is an open
Many of the elections of municipal gov
ernments held by the American officer.-,
are controlled by the revolutionary organ
ization which selects the candidates, and
some of these governments are tinques- i
tlonably efficient parts of its machinery.
Probably the men who are dire* ting lire
guerilla activity In the towns, know no
superior except the general who has au
thority in their province, although they
rnay believe that Aguinaldo Ih still the su
preme head in fact, as he Is In the minds
of the populace.
As result of last week's scouting,
more thnn 2ft) Filipinos were killed and 160
captured, while 14h rifles, with ammuni
tion otid stoves, were secured
The American loss was nine killed, in
cluding a captain and b lieutenant; two
captain* and twenty-one privates wound
ed! and one captain taken prisoner by the
Th* policy of the Insurgent machine
1* to repeat the Cuban revolution In the
Philippines, to discourage conquest by so
1 devactattng the Island, and keeping them
in such a state of war that they will be
useless to the conquerors.
Nowhere outside of the garrisoned
towns i an/Americans go except in large
armed parties, unless the country for
twenty miles south of Manila, and ten
miles north be excepted. a
The province* directly south of Manila
and those north as far as Dagupan, are
the quietest of the Island, and their
schools and local governmenls are in op
eration. much improvement is going on.
and the municipal governments prove use
ful under the strict supervision of the
Few Place* Under Control.
All cf the northeastern coast beyond
Dagupan is In o state of war. and there
arc frequent fights with heavy losses* to
All oi the southern province* inhabited
by the Visayans ate also tuibulcnt and in
the ('amarines, Nueva Gat ceres and Al
bay provinces the Americans control cnly
the territory within the picket line- of the
garrisons in the coast towns, while these
garrisons are subject to frequent attacks
from large insurgent forces.
With the exception of Negro*, which,
filing the wealthiest island of the Philip
rule, the Yi-ayan Islands show similar
cond Hons. Fanny is ovenun by the in
surgents cutside of the American garri
son. American officers from Cebu report
that conditions there show no change
from one yeir ago. Soldiers cannot even
venture to tie outskirts of the city of
<*ebu in smaller parties than eight, ac
cording to official orders, and they are
frequently filed upon in the city.
Similar conditions prevail in the Great
Visa .van Islands of Samar and Leyte
where large insurgent forces under Gen.
Luekban have been repeatedly attacking
t‘e garrisons. Mlndoio and Fa a wan.
two of t .o largest islands of the arch -
p lago. have not been visited by Ameri
Throughout much of the Philippines the
same, sort of destruction and terrorizing
prevails that Tuba saw before (be Ameri
can intervention. Americans are more
soft-hearted in their vengeance on those
assisting ihe enemy. Most of the officer*
ihink the. .thorough conquest of the island
along present lines must be a slow work
of years unless the government should
adopt methods resemhljng those by which
England crushed the Indian mutiny.
Neither alternative pleases them.
PLOT AGAINST tMERH’ANS.
I'lnns Tlint Were Vliide to %**nnnl
iiale SoMlorn in Mnniln.
(Correspondence of the Associated Press.)
Manila. May 12.—The great store of In
surgent documents discovered by Gen.
Funston, together wiih some Interesting
pa pert- which Capt. Smith found in the
possession of Gen. Pantaleon Garcia*,
throw interesting side lights upon the Fil
Mon important of the lot Is Agulnaldo’s
plan for the uprising in Manila, which was
drawn by him et Malolos, is in his own
handwriting in the Tagalog language, and
bears the date of Jan. 9, 1R99. Pinned to
the document was a translation into Span
ish, done by the hand of Buencamlno.
Agutnoldo's- order was addressed to his
“valiant Sandslihans" or bolomer.
When the word "surprising'’ was given
they were to slay all American- soM c.s
in Manila. The insurgents r.ere to r*-
pair to housetop<s where they were to
hurl down upon the soldiers heavy furni
ture and any Iron Implements they might
have heated red-hot. They were also to
have ready in’ their houses hot wa'rr,
which was to be thrown upon passing
soldiers or squirted at them from bamboo
syringes. The women and. children were
exhorted to help In preparing the water
and boiling oil. which they were o r>ess
out to the men to use. Afterwards bolo
men were to run through streets slash
ing Americans wherever they met them.
They were instructed not to step to : i?k
up the guns of soldiers they Killed, as
those could be collected afterward.
The bolomen were warned to restrain
themselves from the temptation cf loot
ing. became, as Agtiinaldoexplained, he
was particularly desirous to make good In
the eyes of foreign, nations his ass rtlons
lhat. the Filipinos were disciplined Mid
civilized people. Particular injunctions
were given for protecting the banks, even
the Spanish Bank.
One letter ..'oncoming n consignment of
Mausers stated that the German govern
ment would not allow them to be shipped
from the country without a payment of $lO
on each gun.
TO OPF\ ISKKhV’S PAt'K AGE.
The Proceeding* Are Said to fie
Washington. June 10. Proceedings now
in progress at Indianopolis. with a vbw
of having produced and opened In court,
a package and letter addressed to C. K.
W. Neely. are said by the lawyers of the
poetoffice department, to be unusual, such
cases occurring at very infrequent Inter
Asa rule, matter sent through the mails
under seal, and bearing postage at first
class rates, cannot he opened and inspect
ed under any circumstances, the excep
tion being when an order for inspection Is
issued by a court. It has been decide.l
by the Supreme Court, that such pack
ages or letters cannot be opened by Post
office employes, but that n court has the
I same right to order such an investigation,
ias if the articles were actually in the
possession of the addressee.
In order to obtain such an order, depo
sition must be made, that the package or
letter in question is supposed to contain
matter which should he made public, and
the package must be specifically describ
ed. It is presumed that the article ad
dressed to Neely of necessity, must h# un
der seal, as a postmaster has the right
to inspect nil matter prepaid at third or
j fourth class rotes.
The fact that a package is sent at first
class rates, under seal, lw regarded as a
j suspicious circumstance, indicating a de
sire to keep the contents secret, and it
I is believed thnr this fact mny have weight
1 in deciding the action of the postoffioc
inspector In the present case.
PROMINEKT FARMER KILLED.
He Was Shot by a Man Who Was
Trying to Kill ft blegro.
Colquitt, Ga., June 10— Last night at a
negro festival on the place of Mr. Rube
Widen*r, a prominent farmer of this
co nty, a had siting tool; place, as the
result of which Mr. Wldener died this
Mr Wldener was at the house for the
purpose of pr serving p ace. Holly Phil
lips a white man came to the house
drank, and sermod to be raising a gen
i ral disturbance among the darkles. Mr.
Wldener tried to persuade him to leave
without having any trouble but he would
A difficulty arose between Phillips and
a Philips drew a pistol anl
threw it hark cvir hi* shoulder to level
on the negro While back of his head
In this potUion the weapon wa? fi ej.
Mr. \VMerer who war. sttndlng just be
hind him received the ball Just under th*
eye. coming out at the back of his head
He fell to the floor unconscious and soon
Phillips never seemed to rcallzs what
he had done but claims this morning
that it was altogether accidental.
DAILY. fS A YEAR.
5 ('ENTS A COPY.
WEEKLY 2-TIMCS-A-WEEK.iI A YEAR
FOUR KILLED, MANY INJURED.
PRIGHTFI't, COLLISION BETWEEN
TW O CnoWCEO TARS.
Llt of lnjnrcl \Qcihcm Twenty-Mx
of Whom Several Will Die—Motor
man OurrouKhn Wan Trying to
Slake a SnTteh on the Llne.Wbrn
tile Other Car Came Upon Him—He
Wax InxtanMy Killed in the Crash
Providence, R. I . June 10—A frightful
accident resulting In the loss of four live*
and tha injuring of twenty-six persons,
occurred on (h? Oakland Beach e>ctrta
read at noon to-day.
Two cars met in a h?ad-cn collision on
a sharp curve. The car coming toward
Ihe city telescoped the down trip car.
crashing Its way through to the fifth
The dead are Arthur Ltseomb. George
W. Baker, fifteen months old; Lewis C.
Sanborn, Providence; Ed. D. Burroughs,
The Injured are Lieut. Gov. O. O. Kim
ball. Providence; C. N. Kingsley. Paw
i ucker; Mrs. Kingsley, Pawtuek t; Wil
liam Malliet, No. 1 Prince etre?t; H. A.
Palmer, Providence; H T. Palmer, Prov
idence; S. B. Bragg, Providence; Ma*p
TourtiHot, Providence; William J. Boger
dy. Owen j. Hurley, Mansfield; Ms.
Bogerdy nml von, No. I Redwing street;
I>. Balavock, 131 Chapin avenue; Georg•
Baker, IDS Livingston street; Mrs. Baker.
Florence Baker. Thomas Jackscn and Mrs.
Jackson, 18 Calla street; K. J. Fleming,
Mrs. Fleming and two children, 20 Susan
street; unknown woman, 32 yea*a old. J.
E. Brown. IS Friendship street; F. E.
Manehesier. Oaklln Beach; Henry Hanlon,
car motorman; Claude E. Harris, con
Additions to the death list are hourly
expected, as several of the injured at
ihe hospital are In a precarious ron -
dition. The accident occurred through
the efforts of Motorman Burroughs to
make a switch on the line, which is a
single track, lie had been given hi* sig
nal to go ahead, and followed orders,
wiih the above results.
How the Accident Occnrred.
The accident took place on the suburban
line between this city and Oakland Beich.
a summer resort some twelve miles dis
tant. Ordinarily the cars run on thirsy
minutes schedule, but on Sundays the
travel is extremely heavy, and to-day
fifteen-minute times was in vogue. The
car which left this city at 11:30 was not
due of the regular cars on the road, being
smaller and of vestibule build. The car
left ihe city terminus and before it reach
ed the outskirts of the city was packed,
passengers even standing in tha aisUa.
Wh n the car reached Warwick station it
stopped to allow passengers to alight.
According to schedule. Conductor Man*
Chester should have waited a few min
utes at the turnout to allow the up
hound Oakland Beach car to pass. H#
rang the signal io go ahead and Motor
man Burroughs put on his power. And
thf car was soon speeding at a lively rate.
Jusi beyond the station is a curve, then
a straight stretch of road, and then a
sharp curve in a. deep cut. I is impos
sible for a motorman to see, beyond tho
curve, as on the left is a high bank, hid
ing the rails from view.
The regular car left Oakland Beach on
Its trip to the city, and Motorman Harry
llanlon was making his regular time to
the turnout at the Warwick station.
Suddenly there flashed before his vision
.l car sweeping toward him. The curva
seemed to lend additional speed to the
cars. Quick as a flash* Hanlon shut off
his power and applied his airbrakes,
which stopped the car instantly. The
down-bound car cam** on in spite of the
efforts of the motorman to check its
Ntsiilt* Wore Terrible.
There was a crush and the cars tele
scoped. The Oakland Beach our tore its
wav through the other car, crushing all
before it like an eggshell. On to the
fifth seat went the hunter of the up
hound car, carrying death and injury in
Us wake. Motorman Burroughs was in
The scene that followed were heart
rending. Under the wreckage were Inani
mate bodies, w f hile groans and shrieks of
the injured filled the air. Those who were
not Injured were frantic in their efforts
to locate thdr companions. 4 Calls were
sent out for assistance, and a corps of
doctors were soon at the scene. Willing
hands helped to extricate the injured,
who were conveyed to Warwick station.
Two cars were equipped with cots, end
with doctors and assistants were dis
patches from this city to the wreck.
The wounded were placed on the care
and conveyed to Elmwood station, where
two ambulances from the hospital were in
Lewis C. Sanborn, who was Injured in
ternally. died on his way to the. city. A
woman who was afterward Identified as
Mrs. Fred Andrews, a daughter of Mr.
Sanborn, was conveyed to the hospital in
a precarious condition. Her injuries con
sisted of a left arm and right foot crush
ed. Her spine was injured. She was, at
last reports, delirious and not expected
to live. The flfteen-monrhs-old child of
Mr and Mrs George W. Baker was killed.
Mr. Baker is probably fatally injured,
while his wife and daughter escaped with
The fourth victim was Arthur G. Lis
f’omb. Among passengers was Lieut.
Gov. Charles D. Kimball He was hurt
internally and received a concussion of
the brain. He was unable to be moved
from the Warwick station, and It ta
thought his injuries will prove fatal. Mary
TourtiJlet is also fatally injured, her back
Koine of the Injured Will Die.
While the list of the Injured is noep
numbered at twenty-six, there are nu
merous persons whose injuries cannot yet
be determined. At the hospital, where
eight of the injured were conveyed, it te
stated (hat it is expected that two will
not survive the night.
The fact that the regular car stands
higher on its trucks than the car wreck
ed. added to the seriousness of the col
lision. for instead cf the bunters me t
ing the bunters of the regular car, they
slid over and crashed into the body of th*
car. The down-bound car was not equip
ped with airbrakes and handbrakes w<r
not equal to the emergency, and in fact,
had It been supplied with airbrakes it is
a question whether the car could hav#
been stopped In time.
SHOT EACH OTHER TO DEATH.
Dr. Taliaferro and Wilkins Thus
Ended Their Dispute.
Houston. Tex , June 10.— A special from
Dr. Taliaferro and Wiley Wilkins shot
each other to death at MlcheUl. twelve
miles south of here. Taliaferro became
angered because another physician was
called to treat the Wilkins family, and *
dispute followed with the above results.