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wasnmgton. June 22.- The monthly statement of the collections of internal revenue shows that the May collections amounted to $14,098,117, ' an increase over May last year of $3,281,225. The receipts from the rseveral sources of revenue and the increases, as eompared with May, 1897, are given as folio wsSpirits. $7,096,460; increase, $1 988 - 057; tobáceo, $3,754,062; increase' $l'013,759; fermented liquors, $3 131 505increase, $247,887; oleomargarine '$8S - 014; increase, f23,712; miscellaneous ?28,074; increase, $4,962. The net increase in the receipts during the last eleven months y, as $19,938.808. Merritt Wants to Get Away. San Francisco, Cal., June 21.- Mal - Gen. Merritt may sail for Manila on the cruiser Philadelphia, which has juat received orders to be ready for sea Dy July 1. The prospective governor-general of the Philippines is anxious to reacn the islands as soon as possible and it has been assumed that he would go on the Indiana, one of the fleet of transports. However, he would ne somewhat hampered by the slow progress of this vessel, while if he does go an the Philadelphia he will probably reach Manila fully as soon as the troons Jnder Gen. McArthur. Maj.-Gen Otis will go with the fourth sauadron. President May Annex Them. Washington, June 21.-Among senators the opinión gains ground that there will be an adjournment of congress soon without action by the semita on the Hawaiian annexation, and that the president will proceed without de' lay to annex the iBlands. The president has said that he feels justined in taking the step by the overwhelming vote in favor of annexation by he house. Friends of Hawaii in the sente may find a way out of their difflulty by securing from their opponents 0n agreement flxing a definite date for I a vote early in December ■ - ■ ' I


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