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The statement of the condition of
the treasury issued on the 2d showed:
Available cash balance, $292,458,767;
gold reserve, $218,983,790.
The house Committee on insular af
fairs, on the 1st, favorably reported
the senate bill giving Cuban vessels
th. most favored nation rights in
The senate in executive session, on
the 5th, ratified The Hague peace
treaty and the extradition treaty with
the Argentine Republic Both were
adopted without objection or division.
i- dispatch from Shanghai, on the
31st, said: "Emperor Hwangsu con
tinues to issue edicts in his own name.
Xitnking and Wu Chang officials con
sider that bis immediate retirement is
. The house post office committee has
agreed on the Loud bill relating to
second class mail matter, except as ta
sections two and three, relating to
sample copies, which are still under
Members cf the. Kentucky state
board of election, commissioners were
admitted to the cnpitol building at
I'rankfort. on. the 5th, being the first
civilians allowed there since .the legis
lature was barred out.
The London Gazette signifies that it
is the queen's intention to confer the
Victoria Cross on Captains Congreve
nnd Heed, Lieut. Roberts and Corporal
.Xurz, for their .attempts to save the
guns at the battle of Colenso.
The senate committee on military
affairs, on the 1st, reported adversely
upon the bill authorizing the removal
of the charge of desertion from all sol
diers of the civil war who failed to se
cure an honorable discharge.
It will be impossible for the publish
ers cf the Topeka (Kas.) Capital to
meet the demands for extra copies of
its edition next month, when Rev. Mr.
Sheldon, author of "In His Steps," is
to run it as a Christian newspaper.
The total internal .revenue receipts
in Cuba for the five months ended .No
vember 30, 1899, were $360,214, as fol
lows: Inheritance and conveyance
tax, $170,199; corporation tax, $3S,906
tax on railroad freight aud passengers,
A dispatch from Manila, on the 5th
Mid: Brig.-Geji. Kobbe's expediticn in
the islands of Luzon, Leyte and Samar,
has occupied permanently and garri
Boned nine towns with the Fortv-sev-
enth and Forty-third regiments. This
lias placed on the market 180,000 bales
The United States and Great Britain,
it was definitely learned, on the 3d,
have reached an amicable agreement
respecting the operations of the Clay.
ton-Bulwer treaty as affecting the
right of construction and control by
tlu United States of the proposed
In the New York .assembly, on the
Sd, the bill was passed making it a
misdemeanor for any person to solicit
from a candidate for any elective of
Bee. money or other property as a con
sideration for a newspaper or other
publication supporting any candidate
for an elective office.
It has been finally arranged that the
fvitral services over the remains of
the late Maj.-Gen. Henry W. Lawton,
U S. V., shall be held in the Church .:f
the Covenant (Presbyterian), in Wash
ington, on the 9th, at two o'olock, and
that the interment shall be in the na
tional cemetery at Arlington.
With the release of the two mission
aries, Harms and Struck, whom the
British authorities paroled and sent to
Durban, Germany's negotiations with
Grea." Britain ceased for the present.
The damage claims for the seizures of
German viscls by British war chips
will not be presented until all the evi
dtnee bearing on the cases has been
A dispatch from Spearman's Camp,
Acta:, dated the 30th, said: "There is
ai optimistic feeling in all ranks. The
troops are confident of ultimate sue.
ceg. Great enthusiasm was aroused
by the queen's message and Gen. But
ler's speech expressing admiration fo:
Gen. Warren's and Gen. Clery's divi
sions and hoping they would reach
Ladvsmith in a week."
The most destructive conflagration
that, has visited St. Louis in 50 years,
.occurred on the 4th, when four blocks,
between Franklin avenue and Morgan
6treet, extending westward from ths
east side of Third street, were burned.
Jio less than 18 firms, most of them
lcrge and old-established business con
cerns, were among the victims. The
losses are estimated to be between
$1,500,000 and $2,000,000. One fireman
was killed and several persons, mostly
firemen, were injured, one of them
T. L. Edelen, of Frankfort, Ky., one
of Gov. Taylor's attorneys, appeared
a: the Capital hotel, on the 1st, to hoM
a conference with Judge Pryor, Lewis
MtOuown and Col. William Scott, the
lege I advisers of the democracy. He
projiosed a submission of the claims of
the rival governors to the Kentucky
court of appeals,- with final appeal to
the supreme court of the United States.
The democratic counsel readily agreed
to the former, but declined the latter
proposition, and the conference proved
unproductive of results.
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NEWS IN BEIEF.
Compiled from Various Sources.
In the senate, on the 31st. (iurinp a de
bate on the Philippines question. Senator
Pettierrew. in a SDeech. discredited the
nr.siiiv tflipmpnt of Admiral Dewe
SivuiK credence to that of Asuinaldo. For
this to was scathingly denounced oy oeij.
atms Hawlpv. Smmner. Sewall and Gill
linger, the former designating Mr. Petti-
prew s action as treason, amia greai in
citement -In chamber and ealleries. The
i.rtr.rial bill was taken up and discussel.
Tn t hp hniiso thp Tnrltan aDDrODritl-
tion bill being under consideration, a wiio
Tiirge of discussion was indulged in. A
few bills of minor importance were
lr. ihp spnntp. on the 1st. nearly the en
tire TrmrnitiiT hour was oecuoied by Mr.
Allen ipop.. Neb. in the discussion of the
repor-. of Secretary Gage concerning his
transactions with the National City Bank
of New York. The financial bill was fur
ther considered, and Daniel M. liams-
dell and.) and Chas. G. Bennett (N
".) were sworn in as sergeant-at-arms
and secretary of the senate respectively.
In the house, the Indian appropru-.
tior. bill beinir under consideration. Rep.
rtscr.tative Joseph Sibley, of Pennsyl
vania, a former prominent champion
free silver, assailed his democratic co:
leagues for their opposition to expansion,
and formally recanted his free silver t-e-
lief The remainder of the debate was un-
In the senate, on the 2d, Senator Petti
grew (S. D.) attempted to discuss the
Philippines question, but was taken off the
floor by a point of order. He offered an
other resolution on the subject. Senator
Allen concluded his speech in arraisru-
mini of Secretary Gage because of his
transactions with the National City Bank
of Niw York, and offered a resolution
providing for an investigation, which
went over In the house the Indian ap
propriation bill occupied most of the ses
sion, little progress being made. An even
ing session was held for the consideration
o( private pension bills, but no quorum
being present no business was done.
The senate was not in session on the
3d In the house the Indian appropria
tion bill, slightly amended in unimportant
particulars, was passed. An attempt to
revive the policy of maKing contracts
with religious schools, which has gradual
ly been abandoned by the government
during the past Ave years, failed on the
ruling of the chair that the amendment
was out of order. The remainder of the
session was devoted to eulogies upon the
me ana public services of the late Kepre
sentative Krmentrout (Pa.).
In the senate, on the 5th. Senator Caf
fery (La.), discussing the constitutional
phase of the Philippine question. In an
swer to a question what, under present
circumstances, he would do with the Fili
pinos, said: "Turn them loose as soon as
we can get rid of them. That would be
better for them and infinitely better for
us.' In the house, during the general
debate on the diplomatic and consular ap
propriation bill, the democrats continue-1
their assaults upon the administration.
Mr. Sibley (Pa.), who was elected as a
democrat, but has espoused the policy of
expansion, announced that the democrats
could consider his seat as constructively
on the republican side. The bill to appoint
a committee to examine into the question
of polluted water supply of cities was de
feated. PERSONAL AND GENERAL.
Htnry Walsh, an old and trusted
clerk in charge of the mailing depart
ment of the Chicago post office, was
arretted, on the night of the 4th, by
pos.t office inspectors, charged with
robbing the mails. It is calculated that
Walsh has stolen 5,000 letters during
the last year.
Alaj.-Gen. William Woods Averill,
the last of the great cavalry leaders o
the Union army, died at Bath, X. Y
ou the 3d, aged C8 years. He was one
of the inventors of asphalt paving
and in 189S, after 17 years of litigation
was awarded $700,000 by the appellate
division of the supreme court of Xew
York as his share of the profits of the
Uarber Asphalt Paving Co.
Gen. lHiller is reported to have
crossed the Tugela river again on thi!
2cJ, and a battle was fought on the
?d. The outcome of this fight is not
yet known. "No definit news will be
permitted to go out until Ladysmith
is relieved, is the word from Durban,
the cable station.
The landrost of Xew Boshof read
publicly, on January 26, the following
dispatch, whicn he said he had just re
ceived: lord Koberts is a prisoner.
Gen. Buller has been killed. Nine thou-
sund British have been killed and 7,-
000 captured. The British also last
eight guns last Saturday."
Between 5,000 and 6,000 people gath
ered at Sioux Falls, S. D., on the 4th,
to do final homage to the memory of
Jonas Lien, adjutant of the First
South Dakota volunteers, who was
fchot and killed in battle with the Fili
pinos -M.ircu ii last. iiie remains
were given a full military burial.
Four firemen and two spectators
were injured during the progress of a
fire at the basket factory of John S.
Benedict, in Chicago, on the 4th. One
of the injured firemen nmy die.
As the result of a long conference
held in the Gait house, in Louisville,
on the night of the 5th, between rep
resentatives of the rival factions in the
Kentucky government, a complete
solution of the trouble which had so
nearly involved the state in bloodshed
was arrived at. Early reports said the
democrats had secured about all they
had contended for, the republicans
practically abdicating in the interest
cf peacj and good order.
The Eussian campaign in favor of
taking advantage cf the present com
plications in South Africa to secure
ports on the Indian ocean and Medi
terranean is lioing pushed with vigor.
Tie St, Petersburg newspapers openly
edvocate profiling by Great Britain's
The house, on the 5th, defeated the
bill for investigating the population of
water, 86 to S7, the Chicago members
declaring that it was aimed directly at
tu orainage canal. .
William and John Newton, bachelor
brothers, the former a millionaire,
were burned to death in the home of
the former, one mile -.vest of Port
land, Ind., on the 5th. Wm. Newton
was 75 years old, and cue of the
wealthiest men in the state, his estate
being estimated at $1,500,000. Both
men were eccentric and lived in the
most frugal manner. .
Thirty thousand persons, many
Americans among them, witnessed, the
hkie, or foot-toboggan races at Chris
tiania on the 5th. The event is the
Norwegian derby, and 300 persons took
part in the contests. ,
United States Senator Fairbanks, of
Indiana, arrived at Pasadena, Cal., on
the 5th, 1o take the body of his father,
who died there a few days before, to
Indiana for burial.
Clement Annand Fallieres, republic
an senator for Lot-et-Garonne, was, on
the 5th, elected president of the
French s-enate by a vote of 175 out of
The U:iited' States supreme court ad
journed, on the 5th, for three weeks.
LATE NEWS ITEMS.
In the senate, on the Cth, it was de
cided to devote every legislative day
until the measure is disposed of to
consideration of the financial bill now
perilling. Mr. t'afferey (i.a.) conclud
ed his speech against occupation of the
Philippines, and Mr. Butler discussed
at length the proposed amendment to
the constitution of North Carolina
In the house discussion of the Philip
pines question occupied most of the
session, Mr. Williams (Miss.) leading
the debate against, and Mr. Morris
(Minn.) in favor of retaining the isl
ands. The general debate on the dip
lomatic bill was closed.
The British hopse of commons, on
the 6th, rejected Lord Edmund Fitz
nu;i:riee's amendment to the address
in reply to the siieech from the throne
by 352 against the amendment to :;9
in its favor, thus showing that the
commons stands firmly with the gov
en ment in the matter of the war in
ine House committee on commerce,
on tin 6th, heard representatives cf
American cable concerns in advocacv
of ti provision in the Pacific cable bill
thai the cables be of American manu
facture, this country being amply nbla
to provide all the cable required for
With reference to the attempt of
French diplomacy and journalism to
induct- Germany to join in a movement
against England in Egypt, a high per
sonage Ujt the Berlin foreign office dc-
cli.rct!. on the 6th, that Germany would
nor be a party to any such action.
All the London morning papers of
tl o 7th comment upon the imniens
significance of the York election. They
declare that it is impossible to ignore
the fact that the country supports the
The house committee on claims, on
the 6th, favorably reported the Cooper
bill for the payment of the southern
cotton claims. The bill involves an
expenditure of $10,000,000.
Consul lluffian, at Asuncion, reports
to the state department that Paraguay
h:.s emitted $5,000,000 paper money.
and has invited bids for printing $15,
For the first time in months Havana
was declared, on the nth, to be clear
of yellow fever, no ease having been
officially reported for some days.
The California legislature, on the
Rth, elected Thomas 11. Bard, republic
an, to succeed Mepliea .11. White us
United States senator.
CURRENT NEWS NOTES.
Two men were killed by an explo
sion at the gas works in Aberdeen,
The American Association of Base
br.ll clubs was finally organized, Fri
day, at Philadelphia.
At Walnut Ridge, Ark., Lizzie Her
mar, aged 31, was burned to death by
her clothing catching fire.
Henderson Pierson was hanged at
CUrksville, Tex., for the murder of
his wife and mother-inlaw.
Hubbard Savory, a convicted mur
derer, sought to cheat justice in the
county jail at Falls City, Neb., Friday,
by attempting 'suicide by hanging.
Aloys Casper, who has been annoy
ing the St. Louis fire department ft-r
some time by sending in false alarms
by telephone, was arrested Friday.
The $6,000 residence of William Har
ness, at Kokomo, Ind., was burned,
Friday, while the family was absent at
the bedside of a dying son; no insur
ance. The racing stables at Koby, Ind.,
were burned Friday, entailing a loss of
545.000, including three valuable racing
horses belonging to the Thomas Cos-
At a meeting of the Harrisburg (111.)
board of education it was decided to
reopen the public schools of the city
Monday, the epidemic of smallpox hav
A witness in the case of Senator
Clark of Montana, stated that he had
been offered $5,000 to testify against
Clar': by one of the attorneys for the
The archbishop of Sweden, Most
Kev. Anton Sundberg, who was be
lieved to have recovered from appen
dicitis, is dead at Stockholm. He was
born iu 1818.
Y. L. Penland was acquitted of mur
der in the circuit court at West Plains,
Mo. Penland killed his brother-in-law
about fourteen months ago on a public
square in that city.
iiurglars entered the Bank ot Equal
ity, III., Friday morning, and wrecked
the safe with dynamite. The burglars
were scared away without securing
unything of value.
J. L. Sutton, sheriff of Whitley coun
ty, Ky., who was arrested at Louisville
on suspicion of being connected with
the shooting of GoebeL is' now charged
with, firing the shot that laid Gcebel
MISSOURI STATS NEWS.
Mrs. Willock, wife of David Willcck,
a prominent dry goods merchant at
John Lewis, 50 years of age, near
Hunjansville, Polk county, of rheuma
Ii. E. Jones, aged 30, at his home iu
Marshall. He was mail clerk on the
Missouri Pacific between Marshall and
Ex-Congressman K. Graham Frost,
one of the best-known public men in
St- Louis and one of its ablest lawyers
and most cholarly gentlemen, of
Mrs. Mary L. Foreman, wife of W.
O. Foreman, at Monroe City, aged 62.
James H. Looney, assessor of Pettis
eci.r.ty, aged 71.
S C. Demuth, aged 67, at Lebanon.
ell known in business circles.
John Ulrieh, Jr., presiding judge of
the county court of Jefferson county.
at his home in Maxville,of rheumatism
of the heart.
D. V. White, one of the oldest and
best-known citizens of Howard conn
ty, after a lingering illness, of dropsy
J. M. Smith, aged 6S, a prominent
resident of Saline county.
Will Rexlat the Amcmmicut.
State Auditor Seibert is in receipt of
letters from county collectors very
generally throughout the state from
which it appears that the Western
Tnion Telegraph Co. is going to resist
the payment of one-half of all th
taxes levied against it under the as
sessment of its property made by the
state board of equalization iu 1899,
Mr. Cot-k. the superintendent of the
company at St. Louis, tenders one-half
of the taxes, and in his letter add3,
I-or your information I beg to say
Hint the remaining 50 certs of the
amount is not paid for the reason that
the company believes the same illegal
and invalid, and intends to resist its
payment." State Auditor Seibert has
advised the collectors to accept the
tender in part payment of the taxes of
1S99. letting their receipts show the
totai amount of such taxes, and. the
balance remaining unpaid. The coun
ty collectors can institute proceedings
to enforce the payment of the unpaid
portion. The question will bring into
Ihe courts the right of the state board
of equalization to tax franchises. The
board made the following assessments
against the company for taxes of 1S9P
Poles. $434,432.57; wires, .VJ3.356.82;
instruments, $13,537.50; ill other prop
erty. $S.-)6,400.56. Total, $1,827,727.43.
In the item of "all other property" is
supposed to be included the value of
their franchise. In other cases the
franchise value has been laid against
the tangible property.
Tir and Fee Collected.
Secretary of State Lesueur. reports
tuxes and fees collected by his office
and paid into Ihe state treasury dur
ing 1900, as follows: Notarial com
missions, $733: miscellaneous fees,
S463; tax on domestic corporations,
Ss.215; tax on foreign corporations,
$S45; land department fees, $23; liank
examiantion, $1,090; recording rail
road contracts, $127.40; total, $11,502.
The Blond Kalnie.
Says a Washington dispatch: Mrs
Bland, wife of the late Representative
Bland, will reach Washington about
March 15 to confer with members of
th Missouri delegation in regard to
tho eulogies in congress in honor oi
her husband's memory. The question
as to who will address the house and
senate on that occasion will be left U
the decision of Mrs. Bland.
The State Trenjiary.
State Treasurer Pitts has filed Va
report with the governor, showing the
transactions of the state treasury dur
ing January, as follows: Balance De
cember 31, 1899, $577,007.89; receipts
dutintr January. $1,321,928.68; Ti3-
bursements during January, $601,094.'
5; balance January 31, 1900, $1,197,
Bad Fire at HarrUonvtlle.
One of the most disastrous fires that
ever occurred, in Harnsonviiie nroice
out the other morning in the base
ment of C. C. Granberry's grocery
stole, burning every building on the
south side of the square.
Train Robber Joan Captured.
Charles Jones, alias Charles John
son, the train robber wno snot uau-
w:iy Detective John Jackson, of Se-
dailin. at the Holden round-up, was
captured by a possee near Chilhowee,
Money Lout at Oauiijllnn.
The supreme .court has ruled that
any person losing at gambling can re
cover, or his creditors can recover, the
monev so lost, because gambling is an
illegel act under the laws of the state.
St. Lonia' UlK Fire.
Kt vised estimates on the losses by
the recent big fire in St. Louis show
that the losses, exclusive of that on
Famous' stock and fixtures, is now
giver as $968,700; insurace, $772,250.
Aldermen of a Texas town have
found it necessary to take the clipper
out of the fire bell, so that the boys
can not make curfew ring last night,
to-night and to-morrow night.
Died From Wonnds.
John Cook, who was stabbed by Will
ian J-lelds, at Mound City, died of his
wounds. Fields was arrested and
lodged in jail, at Oregon.
not Untitled to Trial by Jury.
Judge Withrow, St. Louis, has ruled
thbt persons who are sued for per
sonal taxes are not entitled to trial by
The hardware store of W. A. Srois
goon, at Powersville, Putnam cunty,
was destroyed by fire.
The Conclusions Arrived at by the
Conference Held at Louis
IT MAY AVERT THETHREATENED STRIFE.
Got. Taylor la WllUnar to Step Aside
it Him Felloir Cltlsen Cam be As
sured of a Just and Fair Election
Law The Remains of Goebel at
Louisville, Ky, Feb. 7. The peace
conference held at the Gait house,
Monday nighf, between seven repre
sentatives of the republican party and
seven representatives of the demo
cratic party resulted in " the
unanimous signing of an agree
ment embodying six specific
propositions, which promise a settle
ment of the party differences which
have brought about two state govern
ments in Kentucky. This agreement
is in substance as follows:
First That if the general assembly,
in joint session, shall adopt a resolu
tion ratifying their recent action
adopting the contest reports seating
Goebel and Beckham the contestees,
W. S. Taylor and John Marshall, shall
submit. without further protest.
Second That all parties shall unite
in an effort- to bring about such a
modification of the election law as will
provide for non-partisan election
boards and insure free and fair elec
tions. " .
Third That the conditions shall re
main in status quo until Monday, the
general assembly meeting and ad
journing from day to day until that
Fourth That nothing shall be done
to hinder or prevent a joint session of
the general assembly for taking action
on the ratification resolution.
Fifth That the state contest board
shall meet and adjourn from day to
day, until Tuesday, without takin.
any action pn the contests for minor
state oHices. This postponement is
suggested in order that the action of
the general assembly on the ratifica
tion resolution may be taken first.
Sixth That the state troops shall
be removed from the state capital at
ouee, though, with all necessary pre
caution for the public safety. This
matter is to be under the direction o:
Gen. Dan Lindsay, of Frankfort.
Seventh That the republican offi
cials and officers of the state guard
(..hall have immunity from charges of
treason, v.surpation, court martial or
any other such offenses.
I'he agreement was signed by the
llepublicans John Marshall, Judg
John W. Barr, Gen. Dan Lindsay, T. L.
Edelen, Dr. T. H. Banter, David W,
Fairleigh, C. T. Ballard.
Democrats J. C. S. Blackburn, J. C.
W. Beckham, Sain J. Shackelford,
Urey Woodson, James B. McCreary,
Phil. Thompson and Robert J. Breckin
The agreement in full was not given
out Monday night, as it was desired
first to submit it to Gov. Taylor for
his signature. It was stated by the
republicans present that Gov. Taylor
would agree to anything that all cf
them signed. .
.HIS COINTKV FIRST.
Will Not Allow Personal Ambition to Stand
In the Wsj.
Frankfort, Ky, Feb. 8. A long con
ference was held in the office of Gov.
Taylor, Tuesday night, those present
being, besides Gov. Taylor, Col. Men-
gel, Col. Williams, Gen. Collier, Judge
Yost and William Sweeney, the two lat
ter being two of the attorneys of Gov,
Taylor. The conference was secret,
and none of those engaged in it wouid
talk. They allowed it to be tacitly un
derstood, however, that the position of
Gov. Taylor was the same as that
stated early in the morning to tha
press, that if a fair and honest election
law was given to the state, he would
not allow any personal ambition of his
own to remain in the way of a settle,
KOEBKIS REMAINS AT COVI.GTO..
Thousands Viewed the Body as It
Laid in State.
Covington, Ky., Feb. 7. The special
Goebel funeral train arrived here at
a. m. from Frankfort
Although the train made no stops
xcept at junctions, there were groups
every station along the way. Ihe
train came to Cincinnati over the
Queen & Crescent, thence to Coving
ton via the Chesapeake & Ohio rail
way. During the forenoon there was no
cessation in the current of people pass
ing the catafalque. The body will lay
in state here until 10 p. m., and will
be returned to Frankfort
NOVELTIES FOR SMOKERS.
' A handsome pipe of meerschaum ia
mounted in gold and set with small
precious stones. The stem is of ivory
and the tip of amber.
An appropriate gift for a gentleman
is a combination tobacco box and match
safe. It is of silver, gilt, and the lid is
enameled and set with semiprecious
A handsome cigar case of silver gilt
has a finish which resembles pigskin.
The case Is slightly curved o as to fit
the pocket snugly. Rubies are freely
used in ornamenting the caca.
THE WAR IN THE PHILIPPINES.
Slue Towns Captured and rermc
neatly Garrisoned Hemp Porta V
Opened to Commerce.
Manila, Fob. 7. Brig.-Gen. Kobbe'r
expedition in the islands of Luzon,
Leyte and Samar, has occupied per
manently and garrisoned nine towns
with the Forty-third and Forty-seventh
regiments. This has placed on the
market 180,000 bales of hemp. .
A thousand insurgents armed with
rifles, and over 5,000 villagers armed
with wooden swords, bows end arrows,
were encountered during the entire
trip. The troops killed 75 natives, li
of whom had rifles. The others were
villagers. The American loss was one
man killed' and nine wounded. Tha
Americans captured $9,000 in gold, the
enemy's money, and 40 muzzle-loading:
At Calbagog and Samar the enemy-
evcuated the towns, the Americans-
chasing, fighting and scattering them .
to the mountains.
At Catbalogan, Lukban, the Tagalog:
ger-eral Sired the place with kerosene
just before the Americans landed, and:
then fought with cannon and nne
from the hills encircling the town for
two hours. When the Filipinos were
driven out the Americans did their
best to save the town, fighting the firs
for several hours.
Thirty stone and 60 other houses,
half the business portion of the place,
were consumed. The soldiers prevent
ed the fire from spreading.
The next day Maj. Allen, with three
of the companies of the Forty-third
regiment, pursued Lukban to the
mountain fastness, and then to the
coast town, where Lukban was heading
inhepes of escaping. Lukban.by taxing
the natives, has accumulated $100,00t
in gold. His capture is probable.
At Takloban, Island of Leyte, thw.
enemy evacuated the town, and th
Americans pursued them to the hills.
Several fleeing noncombatants wera
killed, including three women. -
At Palo, seven miles distant, the en
emy was found intrenched, and resist--ed.
Lieut. Johnson and 12 scouts ol
the Forty-third regiment drove out lid
of the enemy and captured the town.
The insurgents in these towns were
mostly Visayans, who had been im
pressed into the service of the Tagalog,
leaders from Luzon. The Visayans ay
pear indifferent or sullenly antagon
istic to the American occupation. The-.
Tagalog chiefs influenced them against
us, but. when they perceive we are
much more powerful than the Taga
logs, and intend to maintain garrisons -in
order to open The islands to com
merce, it is believed the rebel party
will lose its popularity.
4 PUERTO RICAN OUTRAGE;
Am American, Under Arrest Shot and
His Assailants Escape Aided
by the Police.
Ponce, P. R Feb. 7. During a band
concert on the Plaza Principal, Sunday
evening, native policemen attempted'
to arrest Joseph S. Bigelow, Jr of
Boston, on account of leading a dog..
Joseph S. Barkely, a deputy United
States marshal, conducted Bigelow to.
the jail, and he was brought to the
searching room, where, it is alleged,
the native police made an attack on.
Bigelow, who was entirely unarmed.
Finally Policeman Angel Arsmendi-
shot Bigelow in the cheek and fled..
The guards at the outer door permit
ted him to escape, but stopped Felix
A. McCarthy, an American, who was.
hotly pursuing Arsmendi. Deputy
Cbief-cf-Police Antonio Simonpietri
five other policemen, McCarthy, Bark-
ley and Bigelow were in the room
when the shooting occurred.
Bigelow was placed m an ambulance
nnd conveyed to the military hospital.
At first his condition was considered:
very critical, but he was better Monday
afternoon. The bullet had not yet
been located. Arsmendi and Simon
pietri were arrested Monday.
THE FINANCES OF CUBA.
Receipts of Internal Revenue on th
Island For Five Months Ended
November 30 Last.
Washington, Feb. 5. The war de
partment has given out an itemized
statement of receipts in the depart
ment of internal revenue for the island
of Cuba during the five months ended.'
Xcvember 30, 1899. The chief items are
3s follows: Inheritance and conveying
tax. $170,199; corporation tax, $38,99C;
ax 011 railroad freight and passenger3,.
120,537. The total internal revenue re
ceipts for the five months ended .Nov
ember 30, 1899, were $360,214.
MOUNTAIN HOUSE BURNED.
arse Hotel on Mount Lowe, Near
Pniadena, Cal., In Ruins
Los Angeles, CaL, Feb. 6. The Echo.
Mountain house, a large, hotel on
Mount Lowe, near Pasadena, was.
burned down. The fire was caused hv
defective flue. All the guests es-
aped uninjured and most of them
saved all their personal effects. The
hotel was filled with guests. The loss,
is in the neighborhood of $100,000.
Chanced With Mall Robbery.
Chicago, Feb. 6. Henry Walsh, an.
aid and trusted clerk in charge of th
post office, was arrested, Sunday night,,
by post office inspectors, charged with.
roM ing the mails. It is calculated that
Wanh has stolen 5,000 letters durinc-
the last year.
Gen. A-veri.il Dead.
Bath, If. Y., Feb. 6. Maj.-Gen. Will-
atc Woods Averill, the last of the
jreat cavalry leaders of the Union,
irmy, died here, Sunday, aeed CA
ears. He was one of the inventors o