The Ferris Wheel, Volume 6, Number 41, Saturday, June 24, 1899 Page: 3 of 8
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r j af'^/i.^6}:ternoon, whet
erI ' bndt erected e stand In front e
jj yi p al^^,for President McKinle
_Idai public reception. The press
eScorted to the stand by a b
$^^ i Of the second regiment of M
,eh&setts volunteers. The crowd
B t be ;en kept back very well by met
opes" '?) , ebut when the president ha(
^^ !,< eni-his position beside ex-Lieut.
St, i:lliam H. Haile, the police ver
:X;vWsely took down the ropes wit
^ i inevitable result-a scene of the
est confusion ensued.
T:: '1The Grand Army veterans wh,
been lined up alongside the s
~ t';. :were the first to march up the
- .to take the president's hand.
"- Lieut. Gov. Haile, in his brief:
.}:'; iduction of the president to the a
11;:~ .I; bled throng, said that as many as
:-? ; reach the stand in the limited
"; *i~: would be received by the presiden
,,iS> W~_hen the line of veterans start,
, r the steps and the lines were
ii:0 i: down, the rush of thousands fo
steps began. It did not take lo
seee the unwisdom of the action
lowing an indiscriminate rush fc
In a minute the veterans wei
most swept from their feet by the
f: tu ing mass of men, women and chi
Half a hundred policemen, were i
square, but their usefulness disap
~t X 0 ed the minute that bounds to the
had been removed.
The crowd of frantic people
~i:-: ' Earound them as if they themselve
been members of the same ru
IA : : i- throng.
l?.:'~.", : As policemen in like circumst
do, these policemen soon, lost
: :s ~' temper. The higher officials too
;~? :' realized the error they had ma
0^ t-owing down the ropes, and not
a ing an exit through the throng o:
-ple who were crossing -,the sta
shake hands with the president.
Then the thing which could
been accomplished with a
: foresight had to be done by sheer
^^A ~, 'and brutal strength. The polic
" "~ - were in proper mood to obey anc
7i- -/ cute any orders that might invol
^e?/.~. use of their might.
__ *'*' *b : innocentn: ones whom cir
stances had placed in close prox
-with the policemen were the suff
Women fell fainting in the mid
the crowd, and children fell and
Finally the crowd swung so c
to the stand that it was jamme,
the line stopped. The police of
roared frantically orders to the p
men to keep the steps clear, bu
ders were easier given at that
of affairs than executed.
But almost miraculously a hol
.- : made in the crowd and the proce
once more moved.
'The president made a brief spE
Gordon's H6rne Burns.
-~ Atlanta, Ga., June 22.-The spi
. 'home of Gen. John B. Gordon at
wood, a suburb of Atlanta, was
pletely destroyed by fire last eve
Mrs. Gordon, her daughter, Car
and Hugh and Frank, the two sc
the general, were at home when
@' .fire was discovered. With the a
ance of the family servants and n
bors the general's books, picture;
war relics were saved, but every
above the first floor was burned.
general's residence was a t:
southern home of twenty rooms.
Dr. William Folsetter, state
inarian, says the charbon around
Arthur is liable to become epidei
New York, June 22.-The a
'meeting of the Mississippi river
Mission adjourned yesterday.
the meeting Col. L. G. Gillespie
that the commission had finish,
report, which will be forwarde
once to the secretary of war. Amounts
asked for Improvements and maintaining
the work along the river from Cairo
to the gulf did not vary much from
the appropriations made by congress.
He refused to say what amounts were
Indianapolis, Ind., June 22.-President
Mitchell of the United Mine
Workers' union of America received
welcome information last night in the
shape of a telegram from John P.
Reese and James Boston, organizers
for the' international union in the
states west of the Mississippi, announcing
the practical settlement of
'the coal miners' strike in the states
west of the Mississippi, which has
-tbeen in progress over two months.
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[hilrty Manila, : June 22--The insurg.nt
court army has taken tothe swamps. anhills
re the beyond Imus.': The-largest force' is supof
the posed to be in the neighborhood of
,y to San Franciseo de Malabon, holding a
sident position more toward the lake or toattal-
ward the coast, according as exigencies
had Gen. Wheaton returned to Imus yesins
of terday, bringing three men, who were
d tak- wounded in Tuseday's fighting.
Gov. The heavy rains that fall nightly
ry un- make; campaigning uncomfortable.
h the The roads are still good, but the rice
wild- fields adjoining them are pools of water.
o had The Filipinos will not fight unless
stand, they can meet our troops in positions
steps most advantageous to themselves or
take our reconnoitering bodies in amintro-
ssem- It is impossible to learn what effect
could the recent defeat has had upon their
time leaders. This should be disheartening,
t. So for they had boasted that the Americans
ed up could never conquer the province of
cast Cavite, Aguinaldo's home country,
*r the where he always worsted the Spanng
of al- Gen. Otis recently received a letter
or the signed by native women of the province,
declaring that if all the men were
re al- killed the women would still keep up
surg- the fight against the Americans.
idren. Copies of the insurgent organ, Indein
the pendencia, show that the Filipinos'
pear- hopes of success are kept aflame by
crowd political movements in America.
The Independencia prints reports of
swept alleged speeches made at alleged meets
had ings in the United States denouncing
shing the war, and it asserts that these represent
the dominant American sentitances
ment. It declares also that the Filipitheir
nos will continue the war until the
o late next presidential campaign, which is
de in "sure to result in a decision to withleav-
draw the American troops from the
f peo- Philippines."
nd to It is reported that the Spanish garrison
at Baloor, in the province of
have Principe, on the . east coast of Luzon,
little which had become reduced to thirtyforce
three men, finally surrendered to the
Filipinos after holding out for a year.
Washington, June 22.-Surgeon General
Wyman of the marine hospital
service yesterday received 'a cablIgra
mfrom Dr. Park, the quarantine
officer at Santiago, reporting the existence
at that port of fourteen cases
of yellow fever and four deaths from
that cause. This is not the first report
the marine hospital service has received
of the existence of the scourge
at Santiago. Five days ago five cases
were reported. There has not been
time for a mail report since the outbreak.
In addition to the number of cases
and deaths, Dr. Parks' cable yesterday
conveyed the information that the
barracks and their bedding and baggage
were being disinfected aboard the
hospital bark Rough Rider, which is
fitted with a complete disinfecting
plant. The fact that the season had
advanced thus far with the appearance
only of a few sporadic cases of
yellow fever led to the general hope
that the improved sanitary condition
of Santiago, Havana and other Cuban
cities since the American occupation
might result in preventing an outbreak.
Baron von BueloW thiig.
demand' an indemit y &' "s?
the property of and aarrt'f"'zesi
in Samoa created a stii' -
in the state department.- 'e
stated authoritati ely that i t
ment will resist the payment:' Oiiany
tdasutro oaatied mfwyp hrdl taOinqjpj
Baron von Buelow is thought to
have referred in this matter- to, damages
caused by the shelling of the toast
towns by the British and American
ships, the damage caused by the riots
in Apia and the case of Huffnagle, who
was accused of assisting the Matafaas
in their ambush of the British 'and
American marine column. Any' serious
trouble in the matter will depend
entirely on the attitude of, Germany.
The resistance of the state department
will be based on the circumstances
that the United States violated no
international law by any of its acts in
the Samoan islands. ' ,
The state department officials see In
the statement' of Baron von Buelow
the possibility of interesting correspondence
which might lead to a severe
diplomatic strain, but which
would not become .actually important
unless Germany undertook to collect
forcibly the amount of indemnity
There is, however, the conservative
opinion here that Von Buelow is talking
for home consumption and on a favorite
The threat was loudly cheered by the
German jingoes, but it is believed
while Von Buslow's announcement
creates an ugly situation, Germany
will approach a settlement of her assumed
wrongs in a less bellicose spirit
than that displayed by Baron von Buelow.
The fact that both America and England
are equally responsible, if there
be any responsibility, will make the
situation extremely interesting should
Germany proceed,after correspondence,
outside of diplomatic channels, to collect
her indemnity by force.
Another interesting feature of Baron
von Buelow's statement is that the
commission regarded Malietoa Tanus
and Matafaa as having equal rights
and that a happy solution of the difficulty
would be abolition of _the kingship.-
The state department has no information
from the commission to this effect.
The officials think, however, that
it may be true that it has reached Berlin
in the shape stated by Baron von
"I cannot conceive," said a state department
official, commenting on the
dispatch, "that there could be any opposition
to a settlement of the whole
question by the elimination of the two
kings whose factional disputes it Is the
function of the joint commission to
settle. The United States representative
on the commission will certainly
not be found objecting to the establishment
of a democratic form of government,
as suggested by Germany.
"The commission has full authority
under the first article of the Samoan
act to set up any form of government
to which a majority of the chiefs of
both sides would agree. The article
is in fact elastic enough to permit of
the people themselves being consulted
as to any future form of government."
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Greenbury Reddett, a wealthy farmer
Bena Jackson and Pearl Snowden, residing near Memphis, Tenn., was adcolored
women, had a fight at Houston judged guilty of killing Maggie Mobbs,
in which the Snowden woman was bad- a colored woman, and his punishment
ly stabbed. fixed at ten years in the penitentiary.
The North Texas Medical association _ The loss by fire of the five business
held its meeting at Bonham with much house at Whitesboro, Tex., is placed
The Rich Case.
Washington, June 22.-The Mexican
government has designated a commissioner
to present the extradition case
against Mrs. Rich, now held in Texas,
on the charge of having killed her husband
in Mexico. The case is of unusual
interest as the first under the new
extradition treaty beween this country
and Mexico and because of the peculiar
circumstances of the alleged
crime. In some respects the case is
like that of Mrs. Maybrick, as Mrs.
Rich is an American woman charged
with killing her husband in a foreign
Managua, Nicaragua, June 22.The
newspapers here, official and otherwise,
continue to denounce articles
which they declare appear frequently
in newspapers in the United States advocating
the annexation of Nicaragua
to the former country. There is ittle
doubt, however, that if tfip natives
Nicaragua have an opportunity to
vote freely and fearlessly a large majortity
would favor annexation to tha
"Get Rid of Me."
Mobile, Ala., June 21.--Patrick, the
assaulter of Bessie Ireland, near
Scranton, was lynched at 1:40 yesterday
morning. He was taken from jail
without anything further than a protest
from the sheriff. When the noose
was put around his neck he was asked
to say what he wanted to say. Thereupon
he said he was the man who had
done the deed. Then he cried out:
"Shoot me; shoot me. Get rid of me."
He was strung up to a tree and several
hundred shots were fired into his
Frankfort, Ky., June 21.-Gov.Bradley
was yesterday in conference with
Clay county citizens, discussing matters
relative to the feud. Judge Eversole
stated he would vacate the bench,
and the governor will call a special
term to try the two Bakers. Gov.
Bradley will send troops to attend the
court. The special judge has not yet
been appointed. The governor has offered
a reward for the arrest and, conviction
of the unknown slayer of Tom
ia l i meeting of the g n Andr ums- are ila tePpr. -
of.' Ben bevlgn: an- '. A. Rlchardson of San AngeloJdough
[j.i!, Order: of Eics began yee 1rd0ay': ,o,,muttons at $2.90.
*Several thousand Elks are in attend- , '
[ . \;-'a -ce [0 E. McGlorson of San Angelo, sold
Louis P. Aloe, ehairman'of the local i00 head of stock sheepat $2. .
executive committee, made the open- -B C. Rhome shipped two fine. regising
address; of welcome, followed by , tered bulls to parties in Pettus.
Mayor Henry Ziegenhein, who wel- ! Hillsboro is shipping oats to Galvescomed
the Elks to St. Louis. ton and other points.
,Hon. John J. Galvin of Cincinnati, The corn crop of southwest Texas
the grand exalted ruler, responded. He has been cut short by drouth.
thanked the mayor and local Elks for j Mr. Field, living near Burnet, sold
their hearty welcome. a 9000-pound wool clip at 15 cents.
The first thing taken up in secret !
!The first thing taken up in secret jA carload of goats have been shipped
session was the annual report of from San Angelo to Kalamazoo, Mich.
Grand Secretary Reynolds. This show- _
/... I ....Strawberries have about vanished,
ed a total membership of 56,000, divid- Strawberries have about vanished,
' ' but blackberries still are on the mared
among 516 lodges. During the past kt .
year seventy-six new lodges with a .
membership of 11,000 have been added ' The first load of hay for the season of
to the roll. The report was referred 1899 sold at Paris was raised near Maxto
a committee for action. The re- ey and sold at $6 a ton.
port of the grand treasurer was read ! Farmers in the vicinity of Ravenna,
and also referred to a committee for Fannin county, have killed several
Balabac Islands Taken.
New York, June 21.-The mountaineers
of the island of Balabac, one of
the smallest of the Philippine group, at
the entrance of the Mindoro sea, have
stirred up an insurrection and conquered
Not a Spaniard remains olive on this
little dot of the Pacific, and all of the
women are captives, according to a
letter received Sunday by Capt. John
Spicer of the ship George T. Hay, now
lying at the East river pier. The letter
was from his brother, Capt. George
Spicer of the British ship Glooscap.
Capt. Spicer writes:
"While passing through the Balabac
straits, between Balabac and Banguey
islands, April 2, a boat with a white
flag approached the ship from Cape
Melville lighthouse. The boat contained
natives or Spanish half-castes,
and they said they had not eaten in four
days, and that not a drop of oil remained
in the lighthouse.
"All of the Spaniards and most of the
half-castes, they said, had been slaughtered
by the mountaineers, and, worst
of all, their wives had been taken captive
by the invaders and hurried away
to the mountain fastnesses.
"The survivors, the lighthouse men
said, were in a starving condition, as
the mountaineers had taken all the
food. We supplied them with a week's
rations and some oil."
Indianapolis, Ind., June 21-The convention
of the International Pressman's
union yesterday decided that job
pressmen could not organize branch
unions, but should continue as pressmen
or assistants. The jobmen insisted
that the constitution of the union
did not recognize them while they
were capable of looking after their
own particular interests. They say
they will bring the question, up at every
convention until they get the desired
change in the union laws. The
union declined to give. its consent,
claiming that the tendency is too much
toward dividing the unions into classes,
thereby weakening present unions
both in membership and fnances.
Birmingham, Ala., June 21.-Or<
miners in the employ of the Robinson
Minning company, the largest ore
producers In the Birmingham district,
are on an obstinate strike. They demand
an advance of 12%1/ cents per
car, insisting that the advance in iron
has increased the profits of the ore
mines. About 1000 men are affected.
To Leave Ohio.
Cleveland, O.,June 21.--The Standard
Oil company is preparing to get out
of Ohio. Its headquarters will be removed
from this city to New York and
on the 1st of July its Ohio charter will
be given up. The office force here will
be reduced from about sixty men to
less than one-tenth of that number.
The recent incorporation of the company
in New Jersey with a capital of
$110,000,000 was the first step in the
abandonment of Ohio.
New York, June 21.-Men engaged
in the shipping business at this port
are preparing a gift for Admiral Dewey.
It is to be a volume containing
several thousand magazines of the
country generally. These articles
will date from the destructions
of the battleship Maine, and day by
day will lead up to the Admiral's return
to this country.
A storm around Muncie, Ind., i ^
A cyclone damaged crops some in the
vicinity of Picton. It was followed by
an unusually hard rain.
The first carload of wheat sent out
this season from Gatesville was raised
by J. B. Roby.
The first new wheat was received
at Midlothian on the 14th. It was sold
i for 63 cents per bushel, classed as No.
, 2 and weighed 60 pounds to the measured
bushel. The new grain was ship- -
ped to Galveston for export.
Tomatoes and roasting ears are beginning
to come in in goodly quantity,
and they, too, will soon be in
Boone Simmons of Hillsboro bought
,two carloads of hogs at Lorena and
-Bruceville and shipped them for the
The terrible wind and rain of the
10th did great damage to about fifteen
acres of oats on the farm of Col. G. B.
Pickett, four miles from Decatur.
Crops in the vicinity of McGee, I. T.,
are reported in fine condition, especially
corn and oats. Wheat was considerably
damaged by the late spring.
Farmers in the northern part of
Fannin county say that notwithstanding
the damage done by the recent
hail storm the crop outlook is bright.
Watermelons and canteloupes are
being received in many cities and
towns of the state, and it will not be
many days ere they will be abundant.
The recent rains have caused many
gardens that had begun to have a faded
appearance freshen up and caused the
vegetables to take on a new lease of
J. F. and J. Nutt of Granbury sold
100 head of 2-year-old steers to W. B.
Dennis of Chicasha, I. T., for $21.50 per
head. They will be shipped to the Territory
The first trainload of watermelons
shipped from the Beeville section this
season consisted of twenty-one carloads.
The train was made up at Beeville
and several stations south.
What is to be the largest goat-ranch
in the world has recently been started
at Lamy Junction, N. M., by Robert
Foerderer of Philadelphia, in connectibn
with Lucius Beebe, a leather dealer
of Boston and several other capitalists.
It has 45,000 goats now.
Walton Bras. shipped thirteen carloads
of fat beef steers from Corsicana
over the Cotton Belt to Chicago. This
cleans up the Corsicana feeding pens
and will be the last shipment from
there until fall.
Among the through shipments which
passed Paris a few days ago were sixty-six
cars of cattle from points on
the Santa Fe, Midland and Texas and
Pacific, consigned to the northern
stock yards. Three loads of 'melons
from Mathis, on the Aransas road,
went through to St. Louis.
T. A. Coleman of San Antonio has
purchased of Jinks Blocker the Moro
ranch, in Dimmitt county. This ranch
consists of about 70,000 acres, including
lands in fee simple, leased land
and improvements and 1200 head of
stock cattle. The terms are private.
Col. E. H. Cunningham, the wealthy
sugar planter of Sugarland, says the
prospects for a good sugar cane crop
About 100,000 pounds of last year's
clip of Montana wool that was stored
during the winter in Boston, was sold
a few days ago for 17 1-2 cents. The
wool was the property of the Bank of
Fergus county, of Lewiston, state of
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