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IN TWO PARTS.
VOL. II. NO. Mi.
XOHFOLK, VA., SIN DAY. Fl-BUUARY 13, 1899. S I X t K K \ PAGrBSi
ANOTHER VICTORY WON 1
IN THE PHILIPPINES
Caloocan Shelled and the Insurgents Driven Out With
THE MONADNOCK AND THE CHARLESTON ENGAGED
American Soldiers Face Filipi ,o Ballets as Cheerfully as if They Hid B:en Sno.v Balls
Utterly Routing the Enemy?Enemy's Strength Estimated at Ten Thousand
Men?General Oin Marching on Malabon and Malofos, the Insurgent Capital?
Filipino Juntas Charged the Americans With Treachery, Looting and Murder
?Estimates of Our Losses?Schooner With Ammunition Captured liepor
From the Transport Grant.
Washington, Feb. 11.?General Otis had another victory to record this
morning, and though tho action before Caloocan did not result In as heavy
a loss to the American side as the battle of last Saturday nighl and Sunday
morning, It is bellevea to have been quite as Important In results. Caloocan
Is on the lino of railroad connecting Manila with Malolos, the insurgent capi?
tal, nnd it might be that this capture of the lirst named town will make it
possible to advance rapidly by rail upon Insurgent headquarters if It Bhall
be deemed necessary to force tin- lighting and undertake the capture <<: Agul
naldo. Tho olhcldla here were encoured to-day by General Otis' quotation of
the opinion of credible persons, Filipinos, it is understood, to the effect that
AgUlhaldo no longer has the power to keep the insurgents under his lead, as
this points to an early submission of the Insurgents to the American govern?
ment N'mif. will tw. allowed l 1 eome to M.mila.-h-tivt-v-r. until they h.iv?U-4?
clown their arms for good. As for Agu Inuldo, it in now believed that he will
refuse to the last to make terms that that would rrieel with the approval of
General Otis and that whcu.th* Insurrection falls through he will mike h's
escape to the Continent rather than remain In Luzon.
Manila, Feb. 11.-2:30 p. m.?Early lo-dny the monitor MoniulnoeM and the
cruiser Charleston began dropping shells into the rebel camp between Caloo?
can and Malabon.
Tho enemy's sharpshooters in the junglo on the American left had been
particularly annoying since daylight, so the Third Artillery drove the rebels
out of the jungle at noon.
Bass, the artist representing Harpers' Weekly, was shot in the arm yes?
terday. Tho loss of the enemy Is estimated at fully 60 killed and wounded to
one American kllli d or wounded
SUCCUMBED TO HEAT.
Manlia, Feb. 11.?5:25 p. m.?Tho he.it to-day knocked out many more of
our men than did the Filipino bullet:!, especially in marshlands north of Mal?
abon, where the Kansas Regiment was stationed. Fully a se< re of them were
taken to the hospital.
Among the incidents of'thc day, It Is cited that Privates Hartley and
Fitch, of the Thirteenth Minnesota Regiment, were both wounded in the
legs by the same bullet and Private Mitchell, of Company 11, of the Kansas
Regiment .while nsslstlng a couple of men l,) the rear, was shot in the left
The railroad Is now open to Cftlo?can and supplies for the troops are be?
ing forwarded by rail.
Manila. V, h. ll.?11:55 a. m.?Tho Col
low ing additional particulars regarding
the capture of Caluocan have been ob?
The Insurgents had been concentrat?
ing their forces for days at Calodcan
and .Major General Klw oll S. Oils, the
American commander here, determined
to attack them, lie Instructed his
commanders accordingly and requested
the assistance of the naval forces
under the command of (tear Admiral
Dewey. Major fu neral MacArthur re?
ported that nil was ready and at :<
O'clock he received the following dis?
"The commanding general orders you i
to go ahead with the program.
Tili: TOWN SHELLED.
The attack began immediately. The
monitor Monndnock and tli ? cruiser
Charleston shelled Caloocnn and the
country north of it tor hall Till luun-r
General MacArthur's artillery also .lid
effective work from a hill in the rear.
Brigadier General Harrison Gray
Otis, with his brigade, consisting of the
Kansas regiment, the Montana regi?
ment and the Third Artillery, regu?
lars, acting as Infantry, advani ed
handsomely, pushing forward in the
face uf the Phillplno, but all as cheer?
fully ns if they bad been snow balls.
ENEMY UTTERLY ROUTED.
The enemy was utterly routed and
fled (o the mountains.
At t! o'clock "cease firing" and "re?
call" were sounded. The troops were
then well through Caloocnn and north
General MacArthur established his
left at Caloocnn and strengthened his
lines for the night.
By the capture of Paloocan the con?
trol of much of the rolling stock of Hie
Manlla-Dagupnn railroad was obtained.
The city is how quieter and business
is better than al any time since the
outbreak of hostilities.
The American losses yesterday were
three men killed ami thirty-two wound?
ed. Among the latter arc gallant Lieu?
tenant Colonel Bruce Wallace, of the
Montana regiment, and a lieutenant of
the Second Cavalry, who was shot
through the lung while leading a
charge across the open ground- The
enemy lost heavily.
LIKE CLOCK WORK.
London. Feb. 11 ? A dispatch to Rou?
ter's Telegraph Company from Manila,
describing the capture of Caloocan,
dwells tlpon the excellence of tho
Ame rican plans and the precision wltii
which they were carried out. The dis?
"A: 4 p. in. the American ships .-eased
firing.' Then the army tired three guns,
at an Interval of ten seconds, signall?
ing the advance of the whole line, the
Kansas regiment, leading through the
Jungle. The rebels left wing was di?
verted by Major Hell and a hundred
men. It win like eiock work. There
was no bitch anywhere."
THE ENEMY DEMORALIZED.
The rebels, estimated to have num?
bered ton thousand men, weiv demor?
alized by the shells. The American's
advanced in open order. At 600 yards
there was a halt and then a charge
and the rebels stampeded from their
trenches, which wore admirably con?
structed. The Americans refrained
from wasting ammunition, but rushed
on without tiring and used their bayc
nets mid Ihe butts of their rifles. There
was heavy slaughter.
Tin? railroad Is prnctlcnlly uninjured.
To-day the ships are shelling beyond
MARCHING ?'N MAL.OLOS.
The Americans will probably reach
Malabon t?-day aiid Malolos in a fort?
Dispatches to ti?? ? Globe from Hong
K >i ?; say the Filipino junta there has
i.ivccl. by steamer from Manila, fur?
ther hows of the riecht lighting.
The Filipino agents say the Ameri?
cans placed vessels along tlx- shores of
the buy and commenced hostilities ''un?
expectedly nt midnight ? n Saturday,
simultaneously bombarding the de?
fenceless towns Of Fondo, Malaie and
A FILIPINO CANARD.
The agents of the rebels also say
"the slaughter of women and children
were frh^htful ;ii ? imcrJcoJia faumtoe
onq devastating all before them, eon
ducting n war of extermination and
shooting every Filipino."
The agents of the Filipinos declare
their intention of "appealing to Chris?
tendom," and say their indignation
against the Americans is Intense,
T HE JU NT AS ST A T EM K N T.
Hong Kong. Feb. II.-The Filipino
junta here have issued the following
"A man I la steamer lias arrived hero
with the American censored version of
the fighting, which is utterly false. The
Americans commenced hostlltics by the
treachery lot General Otis, simul?
taneously by land and sea. Aguinaldo
possesses a signed guarantee from the
American commissioners that there
would be no hostility on their part.
Hence the Flipino troops were resting
and many of the Filipino ofllcers were
at the theatre on Saturday nij.'ht und
were arrested shortly before the out?
"The bombardment of the defenceless
towns of Malaie, Paco, Santa Ana and
Malabon caused frightful slaughter
among tho women and childri n, It Is
estimated that four thousand of them
"The Filipino forces, whose less was
comparatively small, tenaciously held
to their positions.
"The conduct of tho Americans In the
suburbs was outrageous. Tiny com- <
pel led the inhabitants to leave their i
houses and then shot them down, re?
gardless of sex.
? There is i reign of terror at Manila.
Civilians are shot in the streets with?
out billig challenged.
? Tlie Illolo commissioners arrived at
Manila at the Invitation of the Amer?
icans and when they were starting to
return the American soldiers were loot?
ing and pillaging.
"Aguinaldo sent commissioners ;o In?
quire of Genrra! Otis the reason for the
hostilities, offering summary punish?
ment if tlie Filipinos were found to be
at fauTl. He received no satlsfactl in.
"The Americans are apparently de?
termined on a war of extermination,
similar to their d >lhgs in Carolina in
NoVember, violating the rights of man?
kind and of civilized warfare and com?
mitting a monstrous outrage on civili?
"There Is no doubt that th,- action of
General Ot'.s was a political move to
Influence the vote, of the l"nite,i States
Senate, fearing an exposure of the cor?
ruptions ut Manila.
?'Four vessels are leaving Manila to
(Qohllnu-id on Eighth Page.)
THE CAREER OF GENERAL MILES IN PICTURES.
While there may be room for differences of opinion with respect to the attitiule of Major General Nelson A. Miles
towurd the administrative branch ot the government, no one can question ids gallantry as n soldier or his ability to
command troops in the field. Enlisting as a civilian volunteer in lSGl, lie had the unusual distinction of leading a
corps before tin- war ended, and he was then but 25 years of age.
As an aid on the staff of General Howard he won llrsl promotion for gallantry In battle and a few months later
commanded a brigade in the attack on the si'.uo wall at Frederlcksburg. With blood streaming from a wound in the
face he asked permission to head a second attack. At Chancellorsville Colonel Miles commanded the skirmish line of
the Second corps ami at the close of the day v as carried from the Held witli a wound supposed to In- mortal. In the
Wilderness und Petersburg campaigns Miles led first a brigade and then a division of the fighting Second corps un?
der Hancock. For a time he commanded this cori 9 in 1S65. As an Indian lighter Miles carried oft' tin- highest honors,
and when his rank as senior major general placed him ut the head of the army the nation looked upon it us a well
Ceil) WAVE CONTINUES.
Low Temperatute in Washington
forty Degrees Ilclow Zero in 3Iou?
tniin?Freezing Woailirr Predicts
<<l For Florida To-Nlght ? Void
Win 0 Si,-vi! it Ik Oll I In- Uli If Count.
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
Washington, Feb. lt.?The Weather
Department to-night Issued the follow?
While the cold wave continues gene?
rally east of the Rocky Mountains, ex?
cept In Florida, it has been character?
ized by a remarkably low temperature
in the Vicinity of Washington, and a
further fail In the Carolinas, lti the
latter districts they .\ro from two de?
grees to 20 degrees below the freezing
point, while at Washington this
morning the minimum temperature was
I 13. degrees below zero, one degree lower
ill mi je-- 1 >ue-t nr.. vi,ms record, whjxll
was 14 degrees below zero on January
THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY.
In the Mississippi valley there has
been another full of from six degrees
to ten degrees, except In the central
portion, and the temperatures range I
from 0 degrees to 11 degrees below
zero, a fall t-inee last night of from ?
degrees i<> l? degrees.
In the lower .Missouri valley, middle
slope, and the southwest, the temper?
atures have fallen from ten degrees to
I forty degrees; the zero line extends to
the* northern border of Texas, and
there was a severe norther from Ne?
braska and Colorado southward, warn-]
ings of which were issued Friday and
Friday night. On the west Clulr" coast
tempera:tires arc again from 4 degrees
to S degrees below the fpeexing point,
while in the wist and northwest they
are from IS degrees to t!0 degrees below
OPT IN MONTANA.
At Havre. Montana, this morning.
I the temperature was 40 degrees below
zero, while from the lower Missouri
' valley south\vestwnrd into Northern
and northeastern Texas the tempera
I tares to-night are from 2 degrees to 12
degrees below any previous record foi
tile second decade of February.
A remarkable feature of this cold
wave has been the abnormally high'
pressure of the past two days. From'
Nebraska northward and northwest?
ward the barometer has read 31 inches
or over, with a maximum reading this
morning of :;i.42 Inches In southern As
COLD WILL CONTINUE.
The cold weather will continue, andl
there will be a decided fall in temper?
ature, on the (itilf coast, with freezing;
,...i'.> r. In the north thirl .?:' Florida
freezing weather Is probable Sunday
night, and advisory messages to this
effect have been issued. In the ex?
treme northwest some moderation of!
the extremely cold weather is probable.
Cold wave signals are displayed on
the Gulf coast from pehsacqla to
Brownsville, and at Meridian and
Montgomery, and storm northeast sig?
nals on the Gulf coast from New Or?
leans to Brownsville.
Dlsnstrou* Fires In Kpalii
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
Oveldo.i Spain, Feb. 11.?Disastrous
conflagrations have occurred in the
mountains northwest of this city. The
villages or Villon, Murine, T.nnaces and
Cesavldo have been wiped out. Many
herds of cattle have perished and oilier
villages are threatened. All tlie efforts
i to quench the fires have been futile. It
is not known whether there Iiub been
any loss of life, but the people are panic
stricken nnd are fleeing to places of
SAMPSON AND SCIILIiV
Secretary Long's Report to the
Explains Viliy tlie Former Was AO
vniiccd evi-r Hie Latter?.schley
Failed 10 Obey Writers?Ilia Con*
clnrl U'na Itcprelifuslble*
(Hy Telegraph to Vlrgin'.an-rilot.)
Washington, Feb. 11.?Secretary Long
has sent to the Senate an exhaustive
, report in reply to tiie resolution recently
I passed by that body calling upon the
Navy Department for all records in Its
possession upon which the nomination
-of Admirals Sampson and Schley to
their present grades were based. In
summing up and citing the reasons for
advancement of Schley und Sampson
the Secretary says:
j "The advancement of Admiral Samp?
son was proposed in recognition of his
services In the execution of his duties
j as commander in chief of all our ships
engaged in the campaign in the West
Indies; for the supervision of all Its
details, wherever distributed; for the
blockade of the island of Cuba; for the
convoying and landing of the army and
co-operation with its movements, and
for the pursuit, blockade, the destruc?
tion of the Spanish Heel, which destruc?
tion on the 3d of duly by our fleet under
ins command was the consummation of
his orders and preparations beginning
on tii - first day of June. In this con- i
nectlon ihe dispatch of Commodore I
I Schley', dated July 10, is a pertinent)
"The advancement of Commodore
Schley was proposed in recognition of
hi.; service its next in command in rank
at the victory of Santiago. Where so
much was achieved in this culminating
battle, and where his ship was such a
.? nsplcuous force In the light, his con?
duct while in independent command
prior to June 1. the resort of which
has been Qlvcn above, and which, by
reason of Its unsteadiness in purpose
ami failure to obey orders, did not meet
with the approval of the President, the
department was yet not permitted to
stand in the way of the nomination for
promotion t ? a higher grade for the
p.111 he took in that final triumph.
SAM PS? 'N S LETTER.
In this connection a pertinent fact is
the letter of Admiral Sampson, in
which, while ion overlooking Commo?
dore Schley's reprehensible conduct, as
b tore referred to. he asks that ample
action be done hitu for his part In the
aci in of July :i.
"It is jus: to both these officers to say
that each of them was selected for his
command In the war without solicita?
tion or suggest Ion on the part of him?
self or of any one in his behalf. The
ii i 1 of the department, under the ap?
proval of the President. Is responsible
for these selections, which were made
in the exigencies of the war situation
and in the exercise of the department's
di?i retion in the assignment (if olllcers,
which is authorised by law- This dis?
cretion was exercised solely with a
view to the best Interests of the public
service, whether wisely or not, results
Laid to Rest With Military Hon?
Cubans Tnlto Oironso nl Position
m <i i ii< in in iin- i nun ii Pro?
(tmIiiu iiiki Withdraw - claiming
Tliey Wore Ordered Olli?
(Dy Telegraph to Virginia-Pilot.)
Havana. Feb. 11.?The late General
Calixto Garcia was burled to-day
without the presence of a single uni?
formed comrade In arms, immense
throngs ot his compatriots paid honor
to his memory, wondering as the long
procession defiled through the streets
of Havana, where the Cuban soldiers
were. Tho townspeople learned, after
the funeral, that the Cuban Generals
had had a dispute with Governor Gen?
eral Brooke's staff over the question of
precedence, and had withdrawn In an?
ger, ordering 150 other officers and 200
privates out of the lines. The membsfs
of the Cuban Assembly also withdrew,
and it is understood that two of the
members of General Brooke's advisory
council, Scnor Lanunza, Secretary of j
Justice and Public Instruction, and Se
nor Domingo m. Capote, Secretary of j
Government, took the view held by the;
Cuban Generals and retired from the
procession. Senor Lanunza, who was
to deliver the eulogy over the body of
General Garcia failed to carry out the
APPEAL To M'KINLEY.
The whole city Is talking of the af?
fair. Tho Cuban Generals ami many
prOmlnent persons In Havana held_a_
sesslnn to-night to discuss what course
to pursue. It is probable tli.it an ap?
peal will bo made to President Mc?
Kinley, it is believed, however, when
the Cubans understand thoroughly the
point of the controversy, they will
modify their present extreme feeling
against the Americans.
When General Brooke and his staff,
with the escort of troops from the
Seventh cavalry reached t'ne palace the
Governor-General was informed that
his carriage was to go immediately af?
ter the casket. He suggested thnt the
chief mourners should be General
Qarcla's two sons.
Consequently they and two friends
Occupied a carriage separated from tho
COflln by the priests on foot. After the
sons came Governor Gene;-.! ltrooke,
with Generals Chaffee and Humphrey
and Colonel Richards, of the Governor
General's staff, in two carriages;. The
Governor-General's mounted staff, con?
sisting of ten or twelve horsemen, was
closing in behind General Brooke's par?
ty when the point was raised by the
Cuban generals and members of the
Cuban military assembly that they
ought to be in-xt to Governor-General
Brooke, nnd that his mount.- ! staff and
escorting tr.mps should come after
thotn. General Brooke's position was
that a genera! nnd his staff could not
be separated, and General Chaffee di?
rected the mounted start' to stay with
General Brooke, and the Cuban gener?
als with their staffs to follow.
Tin-; CUBAN claim.
Thf* Cuban generals aver that an
American officer ordered them out of
line. Whether they were-actually or?
dered out of line or not, they were in?
formed that they must not march be?
tween tho Governor-Genera I and his
staff. The Cuban commanders in car?
riage* and on horseback then Withdrew,
Among them were Generals Mayla Rod?
riguez, General Julio Rangully, general
Rafael Fortuendo, General Mail Me
nocai, General B. Ducasse and Gener?
als Freyo, Andrado, Abellno, Bosar, Ar
mando and Unas.
The crowd nearby cried "Viva Cuba
Libre," Viva Aguinaldo," "Viva Fili?
pinos" atnl "Down with tho Yankees."
Tho artillery caisson with the casket
then started and some Suban officers
on foot attempted to net in line be?
tween General Brooke and his staff but
were crowded out by the horsemen, who
<?'. ised up on the carriages. Ten blocks
away in Central park a party of Cu?
ban soldiers on foot formed on either
side of the street, and when the casket
reached the point at which they were
standing, they feil In ai d inarched on
either side or the caisson. No one in?
terfered with them, but after inarching
a mile they dropped out so as not to be
present at the- cemetery.
Tlie Cubans assert that General
j Uro.iUe wished to put them in the rear
of tho cavalry escort, but this is not
the ease. As the place assigned for the
Cubans was not occupied, however, the
cavalry escort of tlie Governor General
closed up behind the staff.
Withdrew From Marcln'n Futteral.
(By Telegraph to Virglnla-Pllot.)
Havana. Feb. 11.?The. Cuban Gen?
erals and so! liers who were to take
part in the funeral procession of Gen?
eral Garcia, withdrew to-day because
they were not allowed to march be?
tween Governor General Brooke and his
The incident has caused intense feel?
ing among the Cubans, who. It is said,
will probably appeal to the President.
jThe Estimates For Fortifications
More Tltnn Forly?fottr millions For
the Nary?Secretary Latin** itcc
outltiotldfltloti? RTntlawetl - Wltnt
the .No. (oil. Vied Mill Oct.
(By Telegraph to Virginia-P.lot.)
Washington. Feb. 11.-The fortifica?
tion appropriation bill wa.s completed
to-day by the House Committee on
It carries Jl.71t.T9S, as against esti?
mates made for this purpose of $12,151,
asa. The bill carries out the general
policy of past Congresses In strength?
ening the sea coast fortifications.
As explanatory of the heavy reduc?
tion from the estimates, tho report
tshows the extent of the emergency
work accomplished during the recent
war period, and says It carries out the
recommendation of the Bndlcott board.
FOR THE NAVY.
Washington, Feb. 11.?The naval ap
proprlatlon bill is practically completed
save in sonic minor details, and all its
essential features were made known
to-day. It appropriates a total of $44,
158,603, divided under the following
main hea ls:
General establishment .113,236,440
Bureau of Navigation . 505,125
Bureau of Ordnance . 3,143,134
Bureau of Equipment. 2,615,455
Public works, yards and
docks . 454,443
liureau of Medicine and
Surgery . 192.000
Bureau of Supplies and Ac?
counts . 3.220,132
Bureau of Construction and
Repair . 3,213,407
Bureau of Steam Engineering 1,207,900
Naval Academy . 217.120
Marine Corps #. 1,366,971
Increase of navy .$11,192,402
FOR Till: fibst YEAR,_
Tin? item of "Increase of the navy"
covers the amount given for the tlrst
year on the three new battleships, three
armored cruisers and six smaller cruis- ?
ers authorize,l |>y the bill. Although the
ships have been decided upon, the text
of this provision has not yet been
agreed on. It will follow the recom?
mendations of the Secretary of the
Navy, with the total of cost recom?
mended by him, viz.. $3,500,000 each for
the battleships. Jl.?HM).t?itn for the ar?
mored cruisers, and 31,141,800 for the
smaller cruisers. These amounts are
exclusive of armor and armament. The
$11,193,402 carried for the ships in the
bill is divided as follows:
Construction and machinery. $5.992.
402: armor and armament, $4,000,000;
THE NORFOLK 7ARD.
The Norfolk navy yard receives an
appropriation of $645,687; the naval sta?
tion at Key West $H2,520; naval sta?
tion at Port Royal, $115,000.
WAS NOT HERR ANDREE. m
Ills BROTHER REPUDIATES THE
STORY FROM SIBERIA.
(By Telegraph to Virginia n-Fllot.)
Malso, Sweden, Feb. 11.?The brother
of Professor Andree, the missing bal?
lot nlst who attempted to cross the Arc?
tic regions, has Informed a local news?
paper that he does not believe the re?
port received by way of Krasnoyarsk,
Siberia, that the remains of Andree and
his companions and the ear of the bal?
loon in Which ho left Danes island, of
the Spitbergen group, July 11, is>j7. have
been found between Konto and Fit, In
the province of Yeniseisk Ho says
that locality Is cultivated and that it
appears incredible that the corpses and
the car of the balloon could have been
there a year ami a half without having
been seen before this. Furthermore.
Andree's brother points out In stormy
weather the bodies would almost cer?
tainly have been separated from the
wreck of the balloon.
Washington. Feb. 11.? Tho President
t ?-day sent these nominations to the
Treasury?Horace A. Taylor, of Wis?
consin, Assistant Secretary of the"1
Postmasters: Texas?Erwin W.
Owen, Eagle-Pass; Edward W. Morton,
North Carolina?George W. Bobbins,
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