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Jlli?!l?..':-!.V VA- WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4. 1899-TWFJ.YT: t>A^q
THREE CENTS PJESB COPY.
General Wood, of Santiago,
Hastening to Washington.
A TEXAS COLONEL DYING
'.. Mg fitr Arm* In Havana?
I>tc:ikCil will! Honorable Conduct
ol Mpnulfth General Cnnfollanos
Nmitlntro Mill Au'Uiii.'d by rrono*
altlon to invert Its lloionrcea to
llavnmi ? Our Governuteut In so
Ordcrliiur r?ii(i\>i u Precedent Not
by Spnlii'?Manllnss'? Seeds.
(By Telegraph to Virglnlan-Pilot.)"
Havana, Jan. 3.?General Ludlow has
caused several private houses to be
searched for arms. Eighteen rifles were
seized at No. 40 Compostole street and
eight rifles were taken possession of
In a bouse on Toniontorey street. The
searches were made In the middle of
tho night and were submitted to
PLEASED WITH CASTELLANOS.
The American military commissioners
are pleased with the honorable con?
duct of General Castellanos and sym?
pathize with him. They will probably
make a representation to President Mc?
Kinley suggesting some recognition of
the Spanish commander's conduct.
The United States transport Michi?
gan, from Savannah) Gtt.. on Decem?
ber 31, with two battalions of the Third
Nebraska, has arrived here.
Telegrams received from Mntnnzns
announce tho arrival there of General
Castellanos, who will not leave his ship.
The United StutcH Hug was hoisted at
Matnnzas on Sunday.
. Tho sugar centrals of Matanzas and
?Havana provinces started grinding cane
TEXAS COLONEL DYING.
Col. W. If. Mubry, of tho First Texas
Regiment, is dying of cerobro-spinnl
meningitis, with which he was attacked
on Saturday hist. At a consultation of
surgeons nt the Quennros Camp, where
the Colonel Is being cared for, hope of
his recovery was given up. Colonel
Mnbry was recommended by Generals
Lee and Kelfer a few dnys ngo for ap?
pointment to the regular army.
HASTENING TO WASHINGTON.
Santiago do Cuba, Jan. 3.?Major
General Leonard Wood, the American
military commander here, has cabled
for permission to go to Washington for
two days, and has been granted leave
of absence. He will leave Santiago on
board the United States transport
Mississippi to-morrow morning.
The reason of the General's depart?
ure- is unquestionably the order re?
ceived from Havana to transmit the
entire customs receipts each week to
that city. As cabled last night, com?
plin nee with these instructions would
involve the abandonment of many nec?
essary public improvements, would
throw 10,000 Cubans out of employ?
ment and would send them to the hills
to become bandits and would revive
Spain's practice of monetary centrali?
zation which caused most of her trou?
bles in Cuba.
It is believed General Wood Is-desir=_
ous of seeing the .President on this
FOLLOWING SPANISH PRECE?
There was a mass meeting here tills
nfternoon of business men of all kinds
to protest against the order from Ha?
The members of the San Carlos Club
arc in a fever of excitement. They sny,
as previously pointed out, that the
mnirt cause for complaint against Span?
ish rule was the continual demand
for money obtained from the different
provinces, which, they clnlm, should re?
main 'In the provinces and be spent
Colonel Valiente, tho Cuban, who was
appointed chief of the gendnrmerle,
was quite outspoken on the subject. He
snid the Cubans had fought thirty
years against this policy, and they
were ready to fight thirty more if nec?
Americans who ore familiar with the
situation here agree In saying the Cu?
bans have good caude for complaint In
ANOTHER OF MANY PROBLEMS.
Washington, D. C, Jan. 3.?The ob?
jection of the citizens of Santiago to
the execution of the War Department's
program requiring the customs collec?
tions to that port and at all other Cu?
ban ports, to be sent to Havana, has
brought tho War Department face to
face with another of the many prob?
lems connected with the administration
of affairs in Cuba that require speedy
setlement. The order is felt to be ab?
solutely necessary, the interest of good
government requiring that there should
be but one responsible head to the cus?
toms service in Cuba. If was pointed
out at the War Department to-day
that if Santiago, at one end of the Isl
nnds, end Havana, near the other, were
allowed to keep their customs receipts,
sucl. provinces ns Puerto Principe and
Pinar del Rio would be without funds
to make any public improvements.
A PLAN PROPOSED.
The officials aro disposed to allow
each of the military commanders of the
seven departments into which Cuba Is
now divided to HUbmit requisitions bas?
ed upon estimates of cost of such pub?
lic works, as sanitation, harbor Im?
provements, and road and bridge bu'ld
lng as It is deeinod desirable to under?
take. The cabinet which General
Brooke is about to call to his assist?
ance In tho administration of the isl?
and probnbly will examine Into these
necessities and propose an allotment of
the total customs collections and Inter?
nal revenue taxation in. proportion to
the needs of the communities and in
accordance with principle of justice and
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good government. In all likelihood these
allotments will require the approval of
the Secretary of War.
In the ease of Suntiago, it is the be?
lief of one of the highest officials of
the War Department that the transfer
of money from that sub-port to Ha- j
vaoa, will be utmost nominal, for the
needs of the province at large probably
will absorb the greater part of the ac?
tual cases. The whole subject Is now
under consideration, falling directly
under the purview of Assistant Secre?
tary Melkeljjotin and some order on
the subj. set nisy be "M' set sd at an early
A MASS MEETING.'
The muss meeting was held In the
Pluza and was attended by 3.000 per?
sons. Energetic speeches were made
against 1Kb policy of centralizing
money at Havana. Most of the speak?
ers declared that the principle which it
was now proposed to put Into effect
again had been fought against by them
for thirty years. All were exceedingly
euloglstlo In their references to Gene-,
ral Wood, imploring him to u*o his In?
fluence with the Washington govern?
ment against a revival of one of the
worst features of the Spanish regime
GENERAL WOOD'S OPINION.
General Wood expresses the emphatic
opinion that nil customs receipts should
be expended In the respective provinces
In .which they are taken, with the ex?
ception of such a percentage for Ha?
vana ns may be necessary for govern?
mental expenditures, geological sur?
veys and other features of public busi?
ness of that character.
The local papers again renew their
nssertlons that If such an order is en?
forced it will mean, if not civil war, at
least anarchy and riot in the province
or Santiago, calling for a largo force
of United States troops.
The Cubans are making elaborate
preparations for a demonstration on
General Wood's departure. A band will
escort him to the wharf and the mem?
bers of the Supreme Court will accom?
pany the Mississippi down the bay at
tho expense of the Cubans.
London, Jan. 4.?The Havana corre?
spondent of the Times says:
"I have bad an interview with Gene?
ral Mario MenoCul, commanding tho
Cuban forces In the province of Ha?
vana and Matahssaa. He told me the
insurgent generals would not accept any
proposals by General Maximo Gomez
calculated to produce friction between
the Americans in Cuba nnd thnt the
disbanding of the Cuban army was pro?
ceeding steadily throughout the island."
THE TREATY OF PEACF.
WILD BIO SUBMITTED TO CON?
GRESS PROBABLY TO-DAY.
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
Washington. Jan. a.?The treaty of
peace negotiated at Paris will be sub?
mitted to Congress almost immediate?
ly on its reconvening?probably to?
morrow. Although a tempting oppor?
tunity offers for the presentation of a
most forcible argument for the speedy
ratification of the treaty, In the shape
of a' ringing message to Congress on
the subject. President McKinley has
decided to leave the presentation of the
merits of the treaty to its friends in
the Senate. Accordingly the treaty
Will go to the latter body with Uie
briefest possible message of transmis?
sion by the President.
Although it laaadmitted unofficially,
.that the text of the conventions has
been published in the newspapers with
absolute accuracy, the Executive still
insists upon maintaining official secrecy
as to the treaty, as a courtesy to the
Senate, which will be allowed the privi?
lege of making the document public In
its own discretion. It is not known
at this time whether the protocols will
accompany the treaty, or whether they
will be submitted later to the commit?
tee on Foreign Relations. At any rate,
they ate nntv uf wry Hille, public inter
c.st, and that little Is purely hlstnri
l cal, for the results of the commis?
sion's work being done, there is littte
general curiosity to learn the stops by
which they were reached.
ALGER'S BOARD OF SUflVEY,
WILL ASCERTAIN WHY MILES
WOULDN'T FEED ROTTEN
(By Telegraph to Virglnlan-Pllot.1
Washington, D. C, Jan. 3.?The board
of survey appointed by the Secretary
of War to examine into nnd report
upon the responsibility for the loss of
300,000 pounds of refrigerator beef of
Swift & Co., which was rejected by
General Miles upon its arrival at
Ponce, Porta Rico, and which waa
subsequently thrown overboard while
en route on the return voyage, met to
day, but decided thnt inasmuch as the
proceedings Of a board of survey were
subject to review that they would not
be made public. The board is Instruct1 I
ed to ascertain ' if proper effort was I
made to feed this beef to the troops in j
Porto Rico, und fix the responsibility in
case proper effort was not made. To
ascertain whether, as reported in the
testimony before the War Commission,
the beef had been chemically tested,
and whether the United States was re?
sponsible for its loss, which involves
a recommendation ?s to whether Swift
& Co.. .should be reimbursed. A b >ard
of survey has no power to administer
oaths. It can only find on Information
nnd recommend, subject to review of
the appointing officer, In this case Sec?
retary of War Alger. The board will in?
vestigate the questions with which
they are charged. They Intimate that
the proceedings are not of great Im?
portance. Inreallty only involving a re?
commendation as to whether Swift &
Co. should be paid for the beef. Such
a recommendation, however, necessari?
ly involves fixing the responsibility for
-the rejection of the beef.
itoincicit on Pnritons.
(By Telegraph to Vlrgiiran-Pilot.)
Albany, N. Y., Jan. 'J.?Governor
Rooeevelt has established a code of
rules to govern his consideration and
determination of applicants for pardons
and commutations of sentence. He will
not exercise executive clemency in be?
half of a man who has been convicted
of murdering or abusing hits wife, nor
will he pardon any habitual criminal.
His mer?y will bo shown only to those
whose sentence soema ti? have beep se?
vere or whose commission of a crime
was the result of influence.
"HOW SHARPER TRAN A SKUPENT'S TOOTH IT IS TO H WF A
THANKLESS CHILI)!? HAVE A
Jou?uu'"*,d?: ",Gel ?Ut' y?u ?ld Btultl 1 won th,s w mysrtfl?-N?w York
ARRESTED FOR SWINDLING
Baron and Baroness de Bara in
the Toils, - ?
Citcil ?'iiK. il Male? Mall? In nn Alleg?
ed Kel'cino to Doframl ? Victim*
l Ii roii^lio'.i I t'.nirliind and .Scot*.
Innd ?Kccciixs Worn I.iirtfr,
(Hy Telegraph to VlrRlnlan-Pllot.)
Jacksonville, "Fla., Jan. 3.?Postofllce
Inspector W. S. Mayer, acting under
the direction of inspector in charge,
MKiJor James K. Stuart, o? Chicago,
caused tho arrest at St. Augustine this
afternoon of Baron and Baroness de
Baro, for usinc the United States
malls in an alleged scheme to de
The Baron and Baroness were nrrest
ed at their home in St. Augustine to?
day by United States Marshal Horr,
and while they made no resistance,
they claimed that tho case is one o.
mistaken identity. Their home is fur?
nished with almost regal magnificence;
hnc-n-hrno wortti thousands of dollars
adorned the walls and mantels. They
have been receiving with more or less
social regard sln.ee coming to St. Au?
gustine-, and their entertainments have
been very elegant. They will be given
a hearing before United States Com?
missioner Ooodell at 10 o'clock to?
A Posloii Itnnlccr Assigns.
(By Telegraph to Virginlan-Fllot.)
Boston, Jan. 3.?President T. O.
Brown, of the Atlantic National Bank,
of this city, formerly treasurer of the
Assabet Manufacturing Company,
whoso note lie had endorsed, resigned
as president of the bank on Saturday,
and to-day made nn assignment. Mr.
Brown's name Is largely upon the one
year notes which he endorsed some
timo ago individually while he was
treasurer, and ho did not desire to sac?
rifice his personal property to meet
maturing obligat ions of the company.
It i.3 bcflleved that ?ho Assabet mills
will come out all right. It is a. concern
with $1.000,000 capital, and a plant
which cost $2.000.000, of which the sec?
ond million was paid from earnings
and written off. The company has
$600,000 cash and bills receivable, and
$1,200,000 of modern goods on hand to
meet its Sl.r.OO.OOO liabilities.
A linn II? i o;i?t lallte*? Nrtv ttervlee.
(By Telegraph to Vlrgln'.an-Pllot.)
Washington, Jan. 3.?Commencing on
the first of this month the Atlantic
Coast Line put in service on their
Florida and West Indian limited solid
vestibuled trains, with coaches and
Pullman palace sleepers* through to
Jacksonville and Port Tampa, Fin.
Commencing January 16th, they will
put in service for the season of 1S99,
theirr New York and Florida special
train, composed entirely of Pullman
palace vestlbuled, sleeping, compart?
ment, dining, library and observation
curs, heated by steam,' and lighted
throughout by electricity, leaving .New
York daily, except Sunday, at 12:20 p.
m., and this city at 6:2u p. m., arriv?
ing at Jacksonville at 1:10 p. m., and St.
Augustine at 2:20 p. m. next day.
Ksllilinlri for New V- ai sn Ips,
(By Telegraph to Virglnian-PllotA
Washington, January 3.?Secretary
Long has completed detailed estimates
for Congress for the fifteen new wor?
ships he recommended to be construct?
ed in his annual report. The ngurefl
for the anna nn nt and armor for nil the
ships, $14,168,400, and for construction |
and enjyineeiing, $36,100,800,
CAUCUS NOMINATES QUAY
His Enemies Fail to Defeat
Forly-flvo Republicans Itcmnl n ?iniy
1'rom < iiin UN ami i I ;ilin I? SliKle
(hat Ho 4'nunot Succcoil Illmtclf
in ttio Semite.
(Dy Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-rilot.)
Harrisburg, Pa., Jamtary 3.?Despite
the efforts of the opponents of Senator
Quay to secure a postponement of the
Senatorial caucus until a later date,
the adherents of the Senior Senator
carried tlteir point to-night and secured
the indorsement of their favorite by 109
of the ltil Republicans of the Pennsyl?
vania Legislature. This Is 19 less than
the number to elect a United States
Senator on joint ballot, the total mem?
bership being 25 per cent., of which l-S
is a majority.
The anti-Quay leaders aro jubilant
over the result of the caucus, nnd
ein im I hat the man they aro fighUug
can never suecceed himself in the Sen?
ate. On tlie other hand, the Quay peo?
ple and Senatur Quay himself express
confidence of ultimate vectory. They
say that of the absentees two members
of the House, Snyder, of Luzerne, and
Clark, of Washiugton, are kept away
by sickness, and will vote for Senator
Quay. This would leave him 17 votes
short of the number necessary to elect,
and the efforts of the Quay leaders will
be directed during the next two weeks
toward securing thevse votes. It goes
without saying that they will bo Just
as bitterly opposed in the future by the
group of men who have made the fight
against Mr. Quay as they have been in
The Quay leaders during the past few
days have been claiming anywhere
from 118 to 135 votes in the caucus. The
fact that the actual figures was away
below their lowest claim is regarded
by many here as a source of great dis?
appointment to them. This class of
prophets is strong in the belief that
Senator Quay Is beaten.
DAVE MARTIN'S ACTION.
Undoubtedly the decision of Senator
David Martin nt an early hour this
morning to remain out of the caucus
had much to do with the success of the
efforts of the anti-Quay people. Senator
Quay has expressed confidence all along
that Martin would be with him when
the time canto to make his vote effec?
tive, but others well informed on the
situation have felt that If Mr. Mar?
tin found it possible to defeat Senator
Quay he would throw all the strength
of his political power against him.
All agree that much depends upon
the action that the State Supreme
Court will take in Philadelphia an
January 7th. on the proceedings
brought before that body through a
writ granted recently, the effect of
which is to bring the criminal proceed?
ings against Senator Quay before the
Court of Review. If the proceedings
are quashed by the Supreme Court
Mr. Quay will assuredly be re-elected.
If ,on the contrary, the court refuses to
interfere with the regular course of the
legal procedure against Senator Quay,
and decides that he must stand trial
on the indictments found against him,
there can be no doubt that the position
of his opponents will be greatly
Senator Grndy. of Philadelphia, pre?
sided over the caucus. He called the
assemblage to order at 8:10 p. m.
The roll call showed 27 of * the 37 Re?
publican members of the Senate pres?
ent, nnd 81 of the 127 members of tho
House?a total of 108. Later Represen?
tative Hardol, of Senator Quay's coun
ty of Beaver, came In, Increasing the
total to 109. Ho voted for Quay.
Forty-live- Republicans remained out
of the caucus and refused to commit
themselves to the action of the caucus.
Senator Hawkins is at Manila with
tho Tenth regiment, Pennsylvania Vol?
unteers, of which he is Colonel, and has
not qua?ifled. Representatives Snyder
of Luzerne, and Clark, of Washington,
were kept away from the caueua by
QUAY'S NAME CHEERED.
The business for which they had
gathered was quickly proceeded with.
Senator Morrlek, of Tioga, one of the
best Speakern in the Legislature, who
had been selcoted to place Mr. Quay
in nomination, did ills work well. When
he had finished with the mention ot the
name of Mr. Quay the vast crowd pres?
ent broke into prolonged applause and
cheering. Tho nominating speech was
a glowing eulogy of Senator Quay.
Speaker Parr made a brief speech ex?
plaining why he would vote for Mr.
Quay, as did also Senator McCarbell, of
Dauphin, and Representatives Adams,
of Philadelphia; ICrepe, of Franklin,
and Harris, of Ctearfleld.
Then Senator Magee, of Aileghany,
the men who Is looked upon by many
as being a possible successor to Quay,
took the floor. He got almost as much
applause as Senator Quay. He made
a modctit and brief speech, nominating
Benjamin F. Jones, of Plctsburg, once
chairman of the Republican National
Committee, and a great iron manufact?
The ballot was then taken, the an?
nounced result being Quay, OS; Jones,
0: Magee, 2? Hcrsh, of Philadelphia,
and McJLnrin. of Washington, voted for
the latter. John R. Mulkic, of Erie,
voted for J. F. Downing, of Erie,'but
changed to Quay. Those voting for
Jones were Senator Mngee and Senator
Crawford and Representatives Hosack,
McFurlanc. Klumpp and Nisbet, Me
Whinny, Rhodes, of Aileghany, and
Brltttm, of Franklin.
? As soon as tho vole was announced
Mr. Magee said:
"I now move that the nomination bo
The outburst of npplause which fol?
lowed this motion wus by far the great?
est demonstration of the night. Cheer
i followed cheer and the Aileghany man,
who has so long fought Mr. Quay, was
assuredly the lion of the hour- The
motion was carried and adjournment
was had immediately after, the cau?
cus having consumed one and a half
QUAY PROFESSES SATISFACTION.
Senator Quay made this statement at
"t am entirely .satisfied with'tho re?
sult of to-night's caucus. A number of
members of tho Legislature who did
not agree to enter the caucus to-night
have assured me -of their cordial sup?
port when tho Assembly meets in joint
convention. These votes will be more
than sufficient to elect me. I am ab?
solutely confident of my success."
Harrisburg, Pa., Jan. 3.?A meeting
of tho absentees from the caucus will
be held to-morrow morning to perfect
a permanent organization. Either Sen?
ator Fllnn, of Aileghany, or Senator
elect Martin, of Philadelphia, will be
elected chairman. The anti-Quay lead?
ers claim that live of those who partic?
ipated In the caucus, will not be bound
by Its action. They take the position
that it wus not a regularly constituted
gathering, and that their votes do not
bind them to vote for the caucU8 nom?
inee. With the exception of four, nil
the absentees signed a written pledge
binding them to keep away from the
caucus. Three of these were prevented
from taking part in the meeting by Ill?
ness or enforced absence from the city,
and the fourth declined to sign the pa?
per, although committed to vote
The signers agree not to attend a
Senatorial caucus until after the Su?
preme Court has disposed of the peti?
tion of Senator Quay.
? WANAMAKER'S STATEMENT.
John Wanamnker gave out a state?
ment at midnight, in which he says In
"The vote to-night says plainly that
this Legislature will not blindly fol?
low a discredited leader. The old mem?
bers are not to be menaced and the
now members are not willing to marry
into the Quay political family at tho
present time. The opposition to Quay
rule grows. Ninety-eight men out of 254
cannot give Mr, Quay the lie.-use he
wants to represent Pennsylvania for six
INDIA'S NEW GOVERNOR.
WELCOMED AT CALCUTTA WITH
(By Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-Pllot.'j
Calcutta, Jan. 3.?The new Viceroy of
India, Lord Curzon, of Keoicston, and
Lady Curzon, arrived here at 5 o'clock
this afternoon, and were received by
the government tifilclals and the mili?
tary and civil authorities at the How
rath station of the East Indian Rall
road. The volunteers and native Infan?
try furnished a guard of honor ami
gave the royal salute.
Lord and Lady Curzon were warmly
greeted on alighting from the train.
They then proceeded In carriages at?
tended by the personal staff, the Secre
tries of the Government, and tho Earl
of Elgin's aides de camp, escorted b,>'
the Cnloutta LiRht Horse, rind the Vice
Regent body guard, towards the gov?
As the procession appeared ? on the
Hooghly bridge n royal salute was
thundered Irom the ramparts of Fort
North f'nrollnn I.e-uiamr?.
(By Te7cKraoh to VirKlnlan-Pllot.)
Raleigh. N. C, Jan. 3.?The General
?Assembly of North Carolina will meet
here to-morrow at noon, The Demo?
crats have a large majority in both
Ex-Judge Henry C<. Connor, of Wil?
son, will be Speaker of the House. He
was chosen to-night by the Democrats
in caucus. The Republicans will nomi?
nate W. W. Hampton, of Surry coun
A resolution was unanimously passed
to the effect that no ono but white men
bo employed when they can be had
from the highest to the lowest servant.
Heretofore many of the position of
minor Importance, even under Demo?
cratic administrations, h.uu beer: Ulea
by colored men.
General Miller Has theJIIoilo
Situation in Hand.
THE PRESIDENT'S PURPOSE
II oi> I in Collision Between American
and Filipinos Hast !lo Avoided
Pending- Ratification or react
Trcaty-Tti? Trouble at Holl?
Traced to BpnnUn sources aid & ?
Trick Disclosed? Agalnaldo'aPow?
er Waatug ? President's Pr?da?
mntlou Witneld ? Rear Admiral
Ocnej to Establish. Hospital.
(By Telegraph to Vlrglnla-Pllot.)
Washington, D. C, Jan. 8.?Genera]
Otis, commanding at Manila, has
cabled the War Department that In his
opinion General Miller has tho situation
well in hand at Hollo and that he fully
understands the purpose of the ?Presi?
dent not to crowd tho insurgents ua
duly. It is highly desirable that a hos- ?
tile -collision between the American ,
forces and tho insurgents be avoided.?L
at all hazards, at least pending the
ratification of the peace treaty, and aa ?
General Miller understands now this
purpose on tho part of the President,
he will bQ guided by it and may bft ?
relied upon to resort to force only under .
A SPANISH TRICK.
The ofllclnls hero are now fully sat?
isfied that tho trouble at Hollo may
be traced directly back to the Spanish
colonel, who was the senior Spanish,
army odlcer in tho Philippine group,
und directly in command of the ViBa
yas group, including tho principal Is?
land of Panay and the city and garri?
son of Hollo. General Otis* reports
show that though besieged with his $03
soldiers in Hollo by a BUperlor force,
the uosltlon of the Spanish was
thoroughly tonablo. They had repulsed,
every attack of tho insurgents aiod had
inflicted, great loss upon the latter, and
altogether there was no reason -why
they shiuld not have held out Indefi?
This was particularly tho caso in view
of the knowledge on tho part of the
Spaniards that by the terms of tho
treaty the United States Government
has undertaken to carry them back to
Spain, Involving, of course, their re?
lease from the siege at the earliest
practicable moment. It Is significant
that Rlos delayed tho evacuation of
Hollo until ho became informed that
the Americans were coming, and there
Is curiosity hero to learn how that Im?
portant information reached Hollo In
advance of the movements of tho
American transports and In tho absence
of cnblo connections. Undoubtedly it
was conveyed by a vessel and there
may bo a question raised as to the
legitimacy of the transmission of news
of tlie intentions of the American troops
in advance in this fashion.
THE FILIPINO PARLIAMENT,
One feature of General Otis' report
that has escaped mention bo far ia his
notice of the approaching meeting of
the so-called Filipino Parliament, which
is to gather, presumably at Malalos,
about twenty miles from Manila, on tha
Island of Luzon, Thursday next. A
good deal of Interest Is attached to thla
meeting, as General Otis reports that
by tho attendance the strength of
Agulnaldo's party can bo gauged- That
this is waning rapidly is not doubted,
and General Otis feels that when the
attempt Is made to convene the Parlia?
ment It will be found that Agulnaldo
has lost his control of the majority, and
cannot commanJ even a working coali?
tion. Such a stata of affairs would tend
to make easier the task of the military
authorities of the United States of
establishing peacefully a temporary
form of government for the Philip?
pines that will command tho support
of the people and receivo the approval
of the civilized world.
General Otis has not yet published the
proclamation by President McKinley,
which-was cabled from Washington to
htm about a week ago. Feeling full,
confidence in his Judgment the offlolals
here are not disposed to question his
withholding the proclamation from tha
Filipinos, though it would seem that
the animating purpose in preparing and
cabling It was to sooth and satisfy the
Filipinos, and counteract the insidious
attacks the Spanish element has been
making upon the integrity of the Amer?
icans' Intentions respecting the Philip?
DE WET HEARD FROM.
Admiral Dewey was heard from by
[ cable at the Navy Department to-day,
but made no reference to the political
situation In the islands. He reports
that he bad found a building suitable
for a naval hospital at Cavlte, and
asked authority from the department -
to establish It at once. It was not
gathered that there Is an unusual
amount of sickness among the Ameri?
can sailors, but realizing that the naval
(Continued on Pago Eleven.)
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