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J Lr i m THE BOSTON GLOBE-FRIDAY. JULY 7. 1899. A i I i . -1 Boston gailg (Blok. II! I III V. JLLV 7, 1899. Manuscripts sent to Tht Globe will not be con tide red umlett return pottage is inclosed. Typewritten copy will always have the preerenee. SUBSCRIPTION BATES. T7IJS DAILY CtIRE On copy ff month, CO WM; if yr, $9. Pwtit ptR TUB SU9TDAX GLOBS By moil. $2 V r year. Postay prepaid. TUB GUjBB XBWgFAPER OO. 242 Waahloytoa Boston at tb tnM-:av, Boa ton, Maas, aa aenond-ciaaa n.attar. WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEES'. Some esteemed brethren of the little America coterie insist upon viewing the Philippines and the Filipinos through their own patented smoked glasses, and at extremely long range. They have formed a habit of repeating to one another, as they meet and shake their mournful heads in unison, "Too bad! The Philippines would be all peace and harmony today if we and Aguinaldo could have had our way. Yes, yes it might Lave been! Let us, too, suppose for a moment what might have been had no opposition been offered, in or out of the national senate to the ratification of the treaty of peace, negotiated at Paris and signed by the duly appointed commissioners of the United Stated and of Spain. Suppose that, no voice of dissent from a general acknowledgment of accomplished fact being raised In America, Aguinaldo had accepted the situation, raised no insurrection against the American troops, but reserved his case and his claim for presentation to congress at its next session. It is the duty of congress, not the president, to take action concerning the future of the Philippine iblands. How much better it would have been for Americana and Filipinos alike, better also for the cause of i freedom, if Aguinaldo, Instead of being flattered as a second Washington, and openly encouraged to fight the American army of liberation in Luzon, had turned a deaf ear to the advice which bade him wage war and offered encouragement, and had carried his appeal straight to the halls of congress. "It might have been, had Aguinaldo really been in any sense a representative of the Filipinos as a whole, instead of merely thcambitlous and unscrupulous military chief of a Tagalog faction, dreaming of a great dictatorship over the Philippines, established emphatically without the consent of the people who inhabit the islands, and maintained solely through force and terrorism. One great fundamental error into which many sentimental antiexpan-aionists have fallen is in accepting the assumption that Aguinaldo represents the various races and peoples In the Philippine group that, in other words, the Philippines and the Filipinos belong to him and are in a sense his property. In point of fact, he is simply the leader of only one out of 30 distinct tribes of Tagals In the island of Luzon, while the Tagals themselves, all told, including those opposed to Aguinaldo domination, make up but a fourth of the entire population. Conceding frankly that he is a skilful and persistent wager of war, who will venture to say that our soldiers should evacuate the island of Luzon merely that Aguln-aldo's ambition to eet up a military despotism throughout the Philippines may be encouraged? Have the Visayans, the Matabebes, the various races in Luzon and other islands who are opposed to Aguinaldo domination no rights which Americans are bound to respect? Would It, In truth, become this country to abandon the Philippines to the mercy of a military tribal chief, whose assumptions would surely be disputed ere long in many native quarters, and whose accession to power would surely be the signal for a bitter internecine war throughout the islands? Are even our antiexpansionists, not content with such noble achievements as fomenting and encourag-Us a war of one mans ambition against a sovereignty which means equal rights for men of all races In the Philippines, fully prepared to further a policy which would make the islands so many Xicaragu&s of the east, doomed, through our shirking of duty, to be rent by civil discords and to be the spoils of ruinous mis-government from generation to generation? Undeniable facts in regard to the Philippines give ample warrant for declaring that, if peaceful and honorable government is to be assured to her inhabitants, the needed boon can come, and come only, through the establishment of the sovereignty there of the United States. There may be a person or two in Fadville, in the land of dreams, who thinks we should lower our flag before a despotic pretender in order to shirk the responsibility we have assumed to give the Filipinos and all the Filipinos the best possible government, chiefly la order that they may make gain and advance all along the line. American obligation, American honor and American duty to the Filipino peoples alike demand that our flag, our sovereignty and all that they imply for freedom and justice, shall be maintained in -the Philippines. . EECU0IT3 FOS TEE PSILIPFIHEA The recruiting for the Philippine army is very active and there appeara to be even an eagerness to enlist. According to present prospects Gen Otis can count on an army of 46,537 troops when all the reinforcements have arrived. Mean' while the volunteers will he sent to Manila, regiment by regiment, as fast as they can be organized and transportation provided. Sec Alger Issued the requisite call for 10 regiment yesterday, Of course the rainy season in the Philippines Is the rainy season, during which. It need hardfy be said. It rains almost constantly, the precipitation averaging about nine Inches a month between now and October. But, on the other hand, the hottest season ends with the month of June, and from now on the temperature will be several degrees cooler. Jt has -been amply shown that the health conditions in the Philippines are not alarming. The rainy season is not so unhealthy by fa r as it is in Cuba, and there is less malarial poison than In the West Indies. The season of greatest enervation has passed, and, according to Gen Otis last report, only 12 percent of the men were on the sick list when the conditions were at the worst. There is nothing In the conditions In the Philippines especially fatal to whites. When the heat is most severe it weakens the natives as well as our soldiers. With the wonderful advances In sanitary science the white races may yet be as much at home and as healthy in the tropics as in more temperate zones. A EALUTARY SYMPTOM. The financial condition of the middle west is strikingly illustrated by the success of the Chicago firm of Farson, Leach & Co in capturing the current New York city loan of 210,025,000 in the very teeth of all eastern bidders for these securities. The familiar saying a few years ago, that Chicago was owned by the east, has lost its force, when we see the financiers of the western metropolis In the eastern market for bonds that net but a fraction more than 3 percent Interest. This Is altogether a salutary Bymptom of national progress. It does not signify that the money center, any more than the literary center, has been moved beyond the Alleghenies, but obviously the tendencies in every line of activity are markedly toward a general leveling up of the abilities of the whole country, which all must admit form a most welcome and wholesome sign. GOER AND GROWING.' The resources of organization among people is nowhere Illustrated on so gigantic a scale as In this country. Those who have predicted short life for the Christian Endeavor, movement were doubtless surprised to find that this years international convention at Detroit exceeds in enthusiasm all previous ones, while the organization has come to number 3,350,000 members and Is still growing; 55,813 societies, scattered all over the world bearing witness to its vitality. Organization In the non-political sphere Is a giant compared with Its best achievements in politics. The Endeav-orers have good reason to be expansionists. Their motto Is Said to be: "Keep going and growing! That is about what the people are saying nationally at present. OVERWORKED FIREMEN. The number of Fourth of July fires In the country this year seems to have beaten all record. In New York there were 100 alarms between sunrise and sunset. Every box was worked, and so was every man and horse, to the Extreme point of endurance. This week the Boston fire department makes the unprecedented record of over 100 alarms within 72 hours, followed by fatigue for man and beast trenching on the dropping-out point. In other cities similar experiences are recorded. Of course the extremely hot and dry conditions largely account for the exceptional number of fires this year which have caused the loss of so many millions. The glorious Fourth comes high, but then we must have It at any cost. EDITORIAL POINTS. And now sing once again "The Columbias the gem of the ocean. By the by, the old Defender made a good showing in yesterdays test also. Gen Leonard Wood, M D, will find plenty of work cut out for him In Santiago. Heres wishing him all success in the fight he is soon to renew against contagion. The society of Christian Endeavor "also expands. Just now it owns Detroit. as It owned Boston four years since. It Is a live force, and to be counted with. Perhaps it may comfort you a bit to learn that frosts did considerable damage In Ohio last week. Nebraskas female labor law, which went into effect July 1, limits the hours of labor for grown women In manufacturing and mercantile pursuits, hotels and restaurants, to 64 hours a week and 10 a day. Nebraska will no doubt Improve on these hours later on. Jow that the returns are pretty muclj all in the insurance companies know about how much to charge up to the account of the boy behind the firecracker. Wouldnt you like to know just what Lieut Peary is doing now 7 The relief expedition with supplies for him will sail from Cape Breton July 17. More and more news from all parts of the world warrant the christening of the day celebrated Tuesday Expansion Fourth. The German admiral congratulates Dewey on his promotion, and Dewey congratulates Diederichs In return. But Diederichs would have liked to have done" Dewey once upon a time. Just the same. The civil governor of Cuba ought to be particularly civil to the Cubans. THE WEAVES. (The Independent.) Beside the loom of life I stsnd And watch the busy shuttle go; The threads 1 hoid within my hand Make up the filling, strand on strand. They slip my fingers through, and so This web of mine fills out spsca. While 1 stand ever in my place. One time the woof is smooth sad fin And colored with a sunny dye: Again the threads so roughly twine And weave so darkly line on Une ily heert misgives me. Then weald I Fsla hies this web begin anew Bat thst. ales! I cannot do. Some day thi web will all be done. Toe shuttle quiet in its place. From oat my hold tbs threads be ran; And m satis at setting of tbs sun Will corns to look spoa my tecs. And say l "Mistakes she made sot few. Yet wove perchaaaaas I 1 w u North Atlantic Squadron to Visit Will be There on Tomorrow. Six Vessels, the New York, Indiana, Massachusetts, Texas, Brooklyn and New Orleans Will Enter the New Harbor of Refuge Just Constructed on the North Shore of Cape Ann. ROCKPORT, Mass, July 7 Tomorrow will be a gala day for Rockport. The town will present a holiday appearance and a grand welcome will be accorded the North Atlantic fleet on its visit to Sandy bay. The citizens are thoroughly awakened to the Importance of the event, and fully appreciate the great honor that comes to them In this visit of the world-famed warships to this national harbor of refuge. Hon J. Loring Woodfall has received the following letter: United States Ship New York, Newport, R I, July 5. Dear Sir In. reply to your letter to Admiral Sampson of 4th Inst, I am directed to inform you that six ships, of the squadron, viz, the New York, Indiana, Massachusetts, Brooklyn, Texas and New Orleans, may be expected to arrive In the harbor of refuge off Rock-port, Mass, about noon on the 8th Inst, unless delayed by fog until a later day or hour. As we shall remain but a few hours, not later than 9 a m of the following morning, Capt Taylor deems It best to decline your very kind offer of a baa quet to the officers. Admiral Sampson has left the squadron on a month's leave of absence, and Capt H. C. Taylor, commanding U 8 8 Indiana, will be In command of the squadron during the admirals absence, which will Include the time of our visit to Rockport. Very respectfully, Barnett, Ensign U 8 Navy, Flag Secretary. No place on the coast affords a better opportunity for the people to see the war vessels, and It Is safe to say Rockport will have a larger population Saturday than ever before. An enthusiastic committee is arranging for the evening, when there will he a a grand, display of fireworks, bonfires and illuminations. Every conceivable means at hand will be used to oonvey people to and around the fleet. The day will be observed generally as a holiday; the stores will be closed and every effort will be made to give the squadron a fitting reception. SQUADRON LEAVES NEWPORT. It Will Stop Soms Tims at Portsmouth and Portland, Aftsr Leaving Rockport Indiana Now tha Flagship. NEWPORT. R I. July 7 The North Atlantic squadron left here shortly after 10.30 this morning for Portsmouth, N H, and Portland, Me, with Capt Jl. C. Taylor of the Indiana In command. The battleship Indiana started first, steaming slowly to the entrance of the harbor, while the other ships got away. As the fleet passed fort Adams, heading out to sea, the Massachusetts and Texas were following closely upon the heels of the flagship. The cruiser New York was next to get In line, with the New Orleans bringing up the rear. The fleet will stop at Rockport, Mass, where It Is expected that the Brooklyn, which left New York today, will Join. The fleet is scheduled to arrive at Portsmouth Monday, July 10, and at Portland Friday, July 14. and after a three-days stay at the latter place, to return to Newport Thursday, July 20. During the cruise the fleet will engage In maneuvers and drills. It is expected that the fleet will put in at Rockport, Mass, tomorrow. U 8 8 Brooklyn Balls for Newport. NEW YORK. July 7 The U S cruiser Brooklyn sailed for Newport today to Join the north Atlantic squadron. FIRECRACKER. MAY BE, CAUSE. Homs ol Dr Bsdman of Seabrook Depot Burned In Family's Abnenos. SEABROOK DEPOT. N 11. July 7 The home of Dr G. W. Redman, including a large two-story house with L and bam attached and several other small buildings, was destroyed by fire last night. The family was away at the time. Hardly any of the contents could be saved. It is thought firecrackers, with which children had been playing in the attic in the afternoon, may have caused the fire. The loss on buildings.household goods, medicines and other articles Is estimated at 3JOJ0. There was a partial Insurance. Pensions for New Englanders. WASHINGTON. July 7 The following pension changes resuming from the Issue of June 23 are announced: New Hampshire Original, Brooks D. Stewart, Dover. $6. Additional, James Roswell. North Wolf boro, $8 to $10. Increase, Charles K. Hoyt, Pittsfield, $6 to is. Original, widows, etc, Lydia M. Haven, Mill Village, $12. Vermont Original. Charles M. Cota, St Albans, $6; William D. Jones, Fair Haven. $10. Increase. John Gadley, Pas-sumpsic, $8 to $10; Harry M. Sherman. Danville. $12 to $17 ; Luther Fames, Green River, SS to $S. Massachusetts Original. Charles L. Mullelt. Pittsfield. $10; Jessie H. Parker. Lowell. $8; George Butler, Boston, $6; Jeremiah Phillips. Boston, $6; Nelson Lovell. Buzzard's Bay. 86; James Shank-land (dead). North Cambridge. 86; Wll ham H. H. Cheney. Southbridga, John Bnfnn A Iscnuaittij. Rockport. About Noon John O. Harmon, Beverly, 310 to 312; William C. Cuseck, Newbury port, 36 to 312; Josiah S. Blood, Lowell, 36 to $10. Reissue and increase, John Owens, Charlestown, $6 to $8. Original widows, etc, Mary ODonnell, Lowell, 38. War with Spain, widows, etc, Alice C. Grady, East Boston, $25. Rhode Island Original, Alonzo Gib-ney, Washington, $6. Original widows, etc, Elmlre Tetro, Central Falls, $8. Connecticut Original, Joseph W. Curtis, Unionville, $6; George L. Corbin, Brookfield, $6. Renewal, James Fenton, West Cheshire, $12. Increase, Charles H. Bennett, East Norwalk, $12 to $14. Original widows, etc, Elizabeth Rice, Bridgeport, $3; Lizzie A. Barnes, Hart ford, $25. SCANDAL IN INSTITUTIONS. New York Controller Makes Strong Charges Against Managers and Trus tees of State Homes. ALBANY, July 7 A great scandal is Impending In the government of several New York state institutions. Controller Wm. J. Morgan, in an open letter, charges that Inmates of state reformatories for women have been subjected to eeml-barbaroua methods of punishment; that they have been chained to the floor In solitary confinement; that they have been stripped of their clothing and whipped with a heavy leather strap several feet long," and that healthy girls have been forced to bathe In the same bathtub after persons afflicted with the most loathsome diseases without proper cleansing or disinfecting. These declarations are made by Controller Morgan as the result of publications growing out of the resignation of the board of managers of the western house of refuge for women at Albion, but principally owing to a letter published by the members of that board, in which they said: That recently the controllers office has seen fit practically to assume control of all matters except paroling and discharging inmates." In his letter the controller says: Other abuses, however, vastly more serious and of a character to shock the sensibilities of a Christian public, have recently been brought to light. In fact, some of them remind one of the methods In vogue in the treatment of unfortunate classes In the middle ages. A representative of the controllers department and one from the state board of charities have been making a tour of the institutions and examining every employe, under oath, as to his or her particular duties. Some of the disclosures made by this sworn testimony are of a startling character. . "In one of the institutions It was found that the bills of a merchant furnishing supplies to the institution were being audited by his own wife, a member of the board of managers. In another case It was discovered that when the state controller objected to prices as too high, the quantity furnished was reduced, but the aggregate amount of the bill allowed to remain at the same figures. "In another case it was shown by the Sworn testimony that healthy Inmates were forced to bathe in the same bathtub after persons afflicted with the most loathsome diseases had been bathed therein, without proper cleansing or disinfecting, thus' furnish- Sllr-- ing exoellent facilities for the spread of diseases. This sworn testimony has also brought to light the fact that In this civilized country. In the last year of the 19th century, that semi-barbarous method of punishment chaining victims to the floor in solitary confinement for protracted periods is still being practiced in Charitable institutions in the empire state. Lashing to the floor, however, la not the worst cruelty resorted to, according to the evidence taken. Girls confined In houses of refuge are stripped of their clothing, and sometimes held by some of the employes and sometimes chained to the floor and whipped with a heavy leather strap several feet long. Recently a young mother, with a babe only five months old, was treated in this manner. The report goes on to state that this mode of punishment was often admln- offensesf0r What appear to b trivial The recent resignation of a member of the. bee rd of managers of the Batavia schoolffor the blind, on the ground of "a meddling state official," Mr Morgan says, was brought about because the state controller refused to allow the institution to pay local dealers.oo cents a ton more for coal than the same quality ofn$!al.oul4 be kousht for elsewhere. y The idea has generally prevailed he says, that the public Institutions are legitimate plunder for the local trades-men, and there have been frequent cpmbinat.ons of merchants to divide the trade of an Institution, at prices in excess of the market rates. v 8 ln All of these abuses, he says, must have been practised either with the approval of the managers or hv nan their Indifference or Ignorance as to what was going on. ROPKINTON. Tha assessors have completed their work for 1899 and the following is a statistical report aa compiled from their books; The number -of polls is 854. number of persons assessed on property 940 for polls on hr, 364; residents assessed on property 723, non residents 190;the value of assessed real estate is $951 iso. personal estate 8272,875; resident bank stock $oj.00; total valuation $1,756 390-Hle,town was $30,195, tax rate 5tate x I'- county tax $1897.28. The funeral of Mrs Almond Ward was held from her home on the Wood villa road this afternoon at 2. Rev W. V Cassidy and Fred W. Gerry are at Oid Orchard, Me. The funeral of Mrs Ann Carey was St John's churafS this mom-ill iJifl aurneama- THE SUNDAY GLOBE Another Pullman. Frank Carpenter in A Waif on tha Ocean Sunday Recreation and New Englands First George Alfred Townsend in the Wilderness, Some Day Ill be a Millionaire. A lively song hit. Words and music. Four Comic Cartoons Liberty Jones Discovery, The Shamrock, A Flgurette of Capt Barr, Newport Novelties, Pictured by THE SUN ANALYZING THE OPPOSITION. Opponents ol the Administration ln tho Philippines Mostly Republicans. (Washington Post.) The Cleveland Leader says that "Ag-ulnaldo and his followers have been kept informed since the beginning of hostilities of the opposition which Pres McKinleys administration has encountered from the mugwumps and certain democrats, and he and his followers have been made to believe that this opposition was backed by a large proportion of the American people. Is George 8. Boutwell a mugwump or a democrat? Is George F. Hoar outside of the republican party? Is It not true that a majority of the most active and Influential men in the Antiimperial league are republicans? I? It not a fact that the most ably edited and widely circulated mugwump, papers, ai well as the independent democratic press, are doing all in their power to sustain the administration? Look at the headquarters of the antiimperlal crusade the city of Boston and you find the (mugwump) Herald and The (democratic) Globe for the administration, while the venerable Advertiser, supposed to be rock-ribbed and everlasting in its republicanism, is far away on the other tack. The Leader Bays: "As a matter of fact, there would have probably been no Insurrection but for i;he opposition ln the senate to the ratification of the peace treaty with Spain. Who delayed ratification more persistently than Senator Hale and Senator Hoar? Which of the senators advocated ratification more effectively than George Gray of Delaware? Who. outside of the senate, exerted a stronger or more time- ly influence in that direction than Wil-lia Lam J. Bryan? Ths Hops ol tho Filipinos. (Chicago Timeg-Herzld, Hep.) Obeying the. Declaration of Independence, the Anreric&n people must confer autonomy upon all under their control as soon as they are ready for it. They must contemplate either statehood or Independence for people rendered subject to their sovereignty by accident or war. The U 8 government can have no subjects. But It can have wards, and the fortunes of war have made the Filipinos its wards. Permanent subjection our principles and sentiments forbid. The bulwark of the liberties of the Filipinos is the declaration of independence. Correcting a Wrong Impression. Mrs May -Fair I hear that your son is a great student and spends most of his time over the midnight oil. J9?? rich parvenu, in pony rsiTUM) Not A word of truth In it. We UfrH hali over the oust. clMmUcler 1 in 1 Built by Boston Capital! Photographic views and interesting stories of the unique mining com munity owned by the Calumet and Hecla Mining Company. All the land, the fire department, the electric light plant, telephone exchange, a hotel, a hospital, six schools, and all the 20 miles of streets owned by the company. Porto Rico. This favorite Sunday Globe traveler, finishing his long tour of South America, has reached the new possession of the United States in the West Indies, and in a series of illustrated letters will describe the Porto Ricans, their habits and their industries. Our new Switzerland in next Sundays Globe. Highway. The weird romance of the bark Sid-dartha, a derelict, which for months has been pursuing her aimless zigzag journey across the great steam lanes of the Atlantic, a constant peril to life and property. A snap shot of her by a Boston photographer. the Churches. Does the former aid or hinder true religion? Discussed on the Symposium page by religionists and recreationists. Straw Hat. It was a womans, cost $50, and yet was untrimmed. Popular story of the rise of the great straw industry of New England. Viewing the graveyard of great armies in this theater of one of the most gigantic conflicts of the Civil War. In Color. Our Patrons of Art. A Seashore Idyl. The Wheel as an Appetizer. Mr Dusenbury Umpires a Game.' By Bret Harte, and five other complete short stories. From a totally new and literally accurate drawing ; also a photographic view of her launching. The skipper of the Columbia, who will defend the Americas cup against the Shamrock. Marie Jonreau. GLOBE WH AT PEOPLE TALK ABOUT. Military Strength ln the Philippines. To the Editor of the Peoples Column For the last week or 10 days we bare heard a great deal from Washington about the reinforcement of Gen Otis in the Philippines and the fact that the volunteer clause ln the new army Mil was to be taken advantage of. But we fail to see that It is being taken advantage of. We are tired, heartily tired, of being told that our men in the Philippines will be adequately reinforced. We want the will to be changed to have been, and we want it done immediately. Some member of the regular army who la in sympathy with the McKinley policy, possibly for personal reasons, baa been quoted aa saying that the men ln and ordered to Manila up to June 23 numbered 40,000. This Certainly la a gross exaggeration If not a mistake. The men ln and ordered to Manila will not foot up anywhere near that number, and anybody wbo has paid any attention to the matter la fully aware of 1U Slowly but surely the administration la getting away from a temporising policy and realizing the fact that the Filipino campaign la war. E1 lowing this statement that there are 40,000 men in or bound for the Philippines, I suppose the administration will see that actually in aa short a time aa possible the number of men assigned to the islands will be 40,000. But tbis will not be enough, Mr President and gentlemen of the cabinet, and tbe sootier you realize this tbe better for America and the American soldiers, particularly those in service ln the Philippines. Good. Lost in ths Wrsck of ths Portland. To the Editor of the Peoples Column What was tbe number of passengers and crew on the steamer Portland when she waa lust ? M. P The officers, crew and employes of the Portland numbered 62. The exact number of passengers wifi never be known unless the pursers ticket and passenger sccount to washed ashore and discovered. The number of passengers on the boat bat been approximately placed at 135. Yss. To the Editor of tbe People's Column Has Col Marcus P. Miller, U 8 A. been retired? C. A. Boston to North Attleboro. To the Editor of the Peoples Column Will some reader kindly tell me the most direct route on the electric cars and fare from Boston to North Attleboro? n y, y. Fire Caneed by Lightning. RANDOLPH, Me, July 7 The barn owned by Joseph White was destroyed by fire last night. The contents, including a valuable colt, three cows, five tons of hay and farm tools, were lost! ?ured fo?e$m h8htnlnS- - Foot-Base cool the feet, makes new shoes easy. At drug and 4ue aeorea. FROM THE HAGUE Dr Benjamin F. Trueblood Full of Enthusiasm For Wiat lie Peace Confereuc Was Able to 'Accomplish Speaks Highly of Mr Ilolls American Secretary. Thinking Classes Agains Our Philippines Policy. Say Nation Has Lessened In fluence on Civilization. Dr Benjamin F. Trueblood, secretary of tho American peace society, has re turned to Boston from The Hague, where he has been attending the peace conference. He conics back full of en thusiism for what the conference was able to accomplish. As the official representative of peace society, the doctor was given every opportunity for studying the various phases of tho peace movement, and he, with representatives of other peace societies was invited to all the social functions held by the queen and the Dutch government. He said the secrecy of the conference was merely for the convenience of the delegates. The secretaries were always willing to give out a statement of what had been considered In private session. Dr Trueblood spoke very highly of Mr Hulls, one of the American secretaries, who, hitherto almost unknown, came into great prominence at the conference by his progressive and aggressive methods and his proficiency as a linguist, tpeaking English, German ana French with fluency, he was able to make .speeches in three languages. The real and definite results of the conference, continued Dr Trueblood, may be summed up as follows: First, the enlargement of the Geneva convention, so as to include marine warfare. This will do much toward the cultivation of kindness and mercy, upon which civilization so largely rests. The second will be a pretty radical improvement ln the statement of the laws and customs of war. It Is expected thal the nations represented at The Hague will agree to insert the new rules ln their books of Instructions to their armies In the field. The third result is the arbitration scheme, which will include a permanent a bureau of arbitration established at The Hague, or some similar capital of a small power, presided over by the minister of foreign affairs, and under the direction of the foreign ministers resident in that city. Provision will be made for the naming of one or two jurists of eminence from each country, most likely from the supreme courts. These will form the permanent board of arbitration, and from them, ln case of a conflict between two powers, a few men will be chosen to represent each side, or the matter may be left to the whole board to examine the case, take evidence and render justice to both parties. This board of arbitration will be at the service of any power or powers asking Its good offices, but there is no agreement as yet among the nations always to submit their disagreements to its decisions. There was serious o flection in the conference to anything tike obligatory arbitration, binding the nations to use the tribunal rather than to resort to arms. It was also generally felt by the outside peace advocates at The Hague that voluntary arbitration for the present was greatly preferable to obligatory. "The fourth beneficial result of the conference will be the Inauguration of a series of conferences of a pacific nature which will have a tremendous influence on the development of a code of International law for the betterment Of all international relations. "The fifth result I would name Is tho emphasizing of the necessity of taking up ln the near future the Whole matter of disarmament ln a serious and determined way. As to the feeling in Europe about the Philippine problem, said Dr Trueblood, in answer to the question, the masses of common people know nothing and care nothing aDout it, so far as I was able to discover. The politicians and others Interested ln colonial extensions are, of course, anxious that the United States should follow in their footsteps. But the thinking classes, especially all those Interested In the cause of Justice and peace, with no exception, spoke with disapproval of the American pulley .hi ln the Philippines, saying that the nation had not only taken a step backward, but had greatly lessened Us Influence on civilization. Many of them look upon the American aggressions In the east as a great crime, and others called It a calamity from which our nation cannot soon recover. A prominent editorial writer on a great London paper said to me: 'You have not taken the Philippines so much as they have taken you. It was, on the whole, a grand privilege to be on the spot and study the Progress of this gTeat meeting," said ir Trueblood in conclusion, and I cannot help thinking, as the Dutch foreign minister said ln his speech opening the conference, that the occasion marks the beginning of a new era for humanity. Though it did not finally banish war from the world. It Initiated action which, it seems to me. will in the logical of wuiiii, occiim tv tuc. west see um ftWfs iliai course of events finally accomplish that devoutly-to-be-desired result. The friends of peace have every reason to be encouraged. FROVINCBTOWN WHALERS LUCK Bch William A. Grozler on Hatteras Ground With 60 Barrels Sperm OIL PROVINCETOWN, July 7 Letters from Capt John Dunham of whaling schooner William A. Grozler of this port, report that craft on the Hatteras ground. June 27, with 55 barrels of Bperm oil under hatches. Capt Dunham also reports schooners Adelia Chase, Rose, and Charles H. Hcdgdon, Johnson, of New Bedford, with 160 barrels sperm each. The fleet had been cruising on the Charleston ground for the six weeks previous, but the weather was boisterous. Good weather had obtained since the vessels had been on Hatteras, and better results were expected. WORKING BOY( HOMS FESTIVAL. Committees Appointed to Have Charge of Outing July 82. The committee having In charge the annual outing and plcnio ln aid of the Working Boys home met at the home, 38 Bennet st. last evening. There was a large attendance. Michael T. Callahan, chairman of the executive committee, presided. The reports of those having in charge the distribution of tickets was to the effect that about 7000 tickets are now ln circulation, showing that the gathering at Apollo garden, July 22, will be one of the largest held In that grove for some years. The executive committee comprises Michael T. Callahan chairman, John B. F, Emery, John T. B. Gorman secretaries. Rev John F. Ford treas, Messrs John M. Crowley, C. H. Toland. J. F. Mahoney, John P. Dore, Thomas A. Jennings, James E. Rourke, Garrett IL weFloodd 'Vire Commlssioner Thomas The following auxiliary committees Anted: Reception-Sir T. B were appointed: Reception Mr T H Fitzpatrick. Mr T. F. Taft. Hon Henry Iaphen, Hon J. H. oNell, Messrs John f. Dore, Jeremiah G. Ien-nessy, F. DllffiV John T Thomas F liuffly. John j. McNafiy! Quinn, Vm. ii. Dowling, Dr J. L. Dorsey and John H. Corcoran! Committee on dancing Messrs D. J I M rn hv T A T L. . Murphy, J. A. Lynch. Charles T. Foley. , J- F. Sullivan, T. J. Coni Fred M. Foley. Printing and advertising, Messrs Wll- Ham II. Dowling, Thomas F uTT'' and P. J. O'Leary. F McAQIIr, Commitlee on transportation Thomas W. Flynn. John D. T lu n I J.1 lissn A apivnui 1 I I UD Daniel Frendergast. . Committee on athletic snorts x Garrett H. Keefe. F. II. UWhHV iK k sumvan Vy Committee on police and order John P. Dore chairman, J. ( 1 ,r Thomas A. Jennings, John M. cw?"'r. and Thomas Kelly. vroley. Committee on muIe, Messr n . Toland, Villlntn J. Fennlgan JuJ! Ll Itourke and Jeremiah 1. Mahonev Committee on entertainment M. T. Callahan. John P. Dore jXfV F. Emery, John T. B. Gorman! Th!n ,V. Flood and George Qannon; TboM LIQUOR MUST BE MARKED. Capt Brown' Squad Making wr e Local Dealers Who Violate the Leg in This Respect. Capt Brown of the liquor QVua making a war against liquor dealers ),! do an extensive business ln selling (u, uor to people living in unlicensed clu and towns. The law provides that pack, ages going Into these places must ba marked plainly. Several arrests hav been made during the week. Yesterday another arrest was mad that of Cuspcr Berry of 84 Cambrldv at, on the charge of unlawfully deliver. Ing a package of liquor not properly marked to an expressman. ' It is the Intention of the captain of ths ' liquor squad to assist the police of no. license towns by arresting dealers when ever caught violating the law, and Just now all the squads members are ravins particular attention to this line of Work. CLASSMATE OF NOTED MEN. Death of Rev John Wood, a Prominent Clergymen of Fitchburg, Nearly 9fi Years Old. FITCHBURG, Mass, July T Rev Job Wood, a prominent Congregational clergyman, died here today, aged nearly 90 years. He was a native of Alstead, N 11; a graduate of Kimball Union academy at Meriden, N 11; Amherst college, class of 1836, and of the East Windsor theological Institute. At Amherst he was a classmate of the lata Gov Alexander II. Bullock, Chaplain Edmund Dowse of the Mussal chusetts senate. Rev Dr Roswell Q, Hitchcock, Ensign H. Kellogg, Judge Loyal C. Kellogg of Vermont and other noted men. He was ordained at Langdon, N II, In 1840, where he was pastor nine yearn. From 1849 to 1968 he was pastor of the Congregational church at Townsend, Vt-then for five years at Wolfboro, N H. For the eight succeeding years ho was an agent for the American tract society of Boston, and luter filled a similar position ln New York city. Ho removed to Fitchburg In 1879, where he has since resided. He was married twice, and loft a wife and daughter. GOT TWO WATCHES AND MONEY. Sneak Thief Made Good Haul at General Hospital ln Lawrence. LAWRENCE, Mass, July 7 No trace has been found of tho clever sneak thief who visited the general hospital und departed with two gold watches and more than $80 ln money yesterday. Ho represented that he bad been sent to Inspect the wires and remained about the building for hours, pretending to examine the wires. While tha nurses were at dinner, he directed the orderly to watch an electric fun, explaining that he wished to confer with the inuu outside. Hu then went to the rooms of the superintendent and nurses and secured his booty. MALDEN OFFICERS ON THE ALERT Two Express Wagons Loaded With Beer and Strong Liquors Captured. MALDEN, July 7 The police captured two more express wagons loaded with beer and strong liquors last evening. Since July S more liquors have been captured than for the whole year preceding. John Cronin's general express team was taken last night. There were several cases of beer and a barrel of ' whisky, containing 46 gallons. This wat marked for T. D. Cronin, a licensed druggist, who will contest the right of ie police to confiscate his property. He cases of beer were marked for private families. John J. Crowleye team was also He r ' seized last night. lie had on four rases of beer and some whisky. The defendants will be tried before the district court next week. PUT BUTTON ON HER FINGER. Ourloue Aoeldent to a Trousers Maker of New York. NEW YORK. July 7 Rosie Pierre, 16 years of age, of 841 Madison st, met with a singular accident In Joseph Klein & Cos tailor shop at 620 Broadway yesterday. She was putting buttons on trousers, using for that purpose a machine that stamps them on and clinches them on the other side. She got her hand Into the machinery. It did not stop. It went right on. The next button was sunk deep into the flesh of the last joint of her Index finger, and clinched all right on the nail side. With It so fixed, she was taken over police headquarters. The button was fastened as if It were never to come off. An ambulance was sent) for, but the surgeon knew of no way to get It off. He took her over to St Vincents hospital. The surgeons at the hospital cut the button out. It bad Wen clinched Into the flesh, and It was necessary to put the girl under ether to perform the operation. Do You Use THE Want Columns -OF The Sunday Globe? The Sunday Globe prints thousands more Want Ads than any other Sunday' paper in New England, because it gives by far the BEST results. JUNE AVERAGES: Sunday Globe 244,887 183,855 Daily Globe Books Open to All r.-r 1 Tr 1

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