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SEASON OF MIM
MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE WERE
KITTENISH AFTER THEIR
ONLY A FEW WERE ON HAND
When EnonK'h Arrived Mr. Abbott**
liill for nn Appropriation io Fur.
chase nn Additional Experiment
al Farm in tho Southern Part of
the State Wn-; Taken I'p — Opposi
tion to lt.
The house held morning and evening
.sessions yesterday, but the biennial tiip
to the siati; prison interfered with the
less dime considerably. In the eighty
minute: 'A.,- house was in session in the
morning nineteen bills were killed by
committee reports. After this had beon
mi.- ii.l ed to the members took a recess to
7..V p. ni.
\; 7:30, when Speaker Dare rapped for
i r, there were not more than forty
members ; • sent. Mr. Staples (Rep.), of
Dakota, moved ;i call of the house and,
si Baking to the motion, said there was
no need to indulge in horse play. When
the resolution for recess was mad- Sat
urday it waa announced by the author.
Mr. Abbott (Rep.), of Faribault, and
others who favored it that there should
in an evening session, and considerable
work would be done. He took tie view
that the members should return and
The roll call showed only forty-eight
ol the 11!' members present, and the ser
geant-at-arms was directed to bring in
Mr. I'm land (Dem.), of Ramsey, said
he did not go on the junket to Stillwater
and the members ought to be through
With fooling and get down to business.
tss • Hep.), of Grant, said no good
cmild come out of evening sessions, and
moved an adjournment. This was held
to be out of order.
Mr. Jacobson wanted to know where
Mr Abbott, who arranged for the even
ing session, was. The momter from
Faribault had contended that consider
able business could be done at the even-
Ins session, and he hoped the sergeant
at-arms would be instructed to bring Mr.
Abbott to tlie house.
Mr. H;.i_!ett (Rep.), of Hubbard, moved
fen adjournment, but was promptly ruled
out of order.
Mr. Foss wanted further proceedings
under the call dispensed with, and Mr.
Jackson (Rep.), of Ramsey, seconded the
motion, lt was voted down, the sugges
tion being made by Mr. Staples that the
member from Grant be excused for the
MEMBERS GOT GAY.
Despite the statement of Mr. Staples
that there would be no horse play the
members commenced to get gay. Mr.
Jacobson inquired where the distin
guished member from Winona, Mr. Yale,
Speaker Dare referred the Inquiry to
the member from Grant.
Mr. Wheaton created a laugh by an
nouncing thai he voted aye.
Mr. I'mland didn't want to take ad
vantage of the members, but he moved
further proceedings under the call be
dispensed with. There was a chorus of
noes, and Mr. I'mland subsided.
Mr. Larson (Rep.), of Redwood, asked
that the railroad committee be excused
in order to hold a meeting, but the mem
bers would not listen to any such scheme.
Mr. Goodspeed (Rep.), of Hennepin,
asked that the temperance committee, be
excused. There were shouts of laughter,
and Mr. Larson suggested that the tem
perance committee be excused and take
the other members with them.
Mr. Wheaton wanted Aye minutes giv
en to Mr. Foss to address the house on
the "poor farmers."
As the absentees entered they were
met at the door by a special committee
and Informed that an Important measure
was being considered, and that they
should vote aye. Each one did so, only
to be greets with derisive laughter.
At _:_a Mr. Yon Lehe (Rep.), of Le
Sueur, became lired of the fun and asked
that proceedings under the call be dis
pensed with, but was voted down.
A large picture of Mr. Abbott was
brought ln and placed In his chair, and
the speaker announced that the gentle
man from Faribault had the floor.
Mr. Jacobson was smoking a cigar, and
the attention of the speaker was called to
the fact that the member from Lac gui
Parle was violating rule 59, which pro
hibited smoking on the floor during ses-
Bions. The rule was at once suspended.
ABBOTT WAS PREPARED.
Mr. Abbott arrived at 5:45 and, on being
asked, as soon as he entered the door,
how he voted, replied that he voted a
box of cigars for the members.
The house then went into the commit
tee of the whole, with Mr. Laybourn, of
St. Louis, in the chair, and took up H.
P. 3S, by Mr. Abbott, appropriating $18,
--000 for the purchase of an additional ex
perimental farm in the southern part of
the state and an annual appropriation of
$6,000 for the next two years lo conduct
Mr. Jacobson offered an amendment
making the appropriation to purchase the
farm $500, Instead of $18,000.
31 r. Abbott made a lengthy argument in
favor of the bill, saying that the station
would be of great beneflt to the state at
large and that the southern part of the
For four years Mr. Zingsheim suffered
xrith piles but now his suffering has en
tirely vanished and he has gained twentj
John P. Zingsheim, Esq., of No. 9 I,ark -.treet,
!__ Amsterdam, X. V.. writes:
" I was afflicted with piles for
four years brought on by
heavy lifting. My suffering
was extreme and" the piles
f___s__il j gradually increased in size
j [_ notivithstauding the fact that
I tried many different kinds
l?i»i|P^r of treatment. After becoming
IZjR /"""? jR ' I physically incapacitated aud
V^SEEreS^f -i'.nable to work at all, and after
>S^gT II j much hesitation I wrote to
p— ''■ll I you. lam yen- happy to state
_^4_-^__^ \1 L that your advice has done me
j g t__\ great good. You advised Dr.
' 7j/'i — 1 F= tierce's Golden Medical Dis
/f. I ■ I L= coven,-. alr.o his ' Pleasant Pel
// I \J/ lets.' They have cured me. I
Ik — thank you most heartily for
■-*=**^ what you did for me. All suf
| ■ fcring has entirely vanished
" and 1 have gained about
twenty-five pounds in weight. I used only one
bottle of ' Golden Medical Discover}- ' and one
vial of the ' Pellets." "
Piles is a disease that is usually treated
locally with ointments which are well
enough in their way but do not touch the
This is where Dr. Pierces medicines ex
cel—they cure the cause of disease and of
necessity the disease itself disappears.
Piles arc caused by a severe inflammation
of the lining of the rectum and lower in
testines, and this inflammation is due to the
presence of effete, poi- _„—^-t^-t-ttt
sonous matter. To cure /x/T'O'n/*"*'
it two things are nee- \/yC /*N/S<d
essary. Ist — thorough rVYyvj
cleansing of the bowels; t *h
2d — the soothing and £s£^C/\2/7i.'* ■
cooling of the inflamed }}>S)^yJ-^^_\_
membranes. *V?Jvvif >^^ s
The first is produced [7^-^f_ <J'
by Dr. Pierces" Pleasant ""<&- X**** \1
Pellets. Two little ~"
'Pellets' — about twice "N \^**V>
the size of a pin heatd — t "fay
are a dose. They are ' ' ***»" a '■*'
the pleasantest cathartic known. They do
not gripe but they do their work.
Dr. Pierces Golden Medical Discovery
». cools and purifies the blood and acts as a
gener^ tonic to the whole digestive system,
neutralizing and eradicating all poisonous,
The patient who takes these two rem
edies will not only find his piles cured but
will soon discover that his general health
is greatly improved.
Dr. Piercers Pellets cure biliousness.
state sliouid have one of these institu
tions. He did not advocate any particu
lar county.but any one of the four tiers of
counties would be good enough. The $28.
--000 which the bill carried would not be a
tax of a nickel on each farm of the state
a year. Faribault county was well situ
ated for such a farm, and as it had rais
ed in one year nearly 2,000,000 bushels of
corn and 1,000,000 bushels of wheat, lt was
as truly said the garden spot of the
world. The value of all products in the
county last year was over $12,000,000.
The representatives from the southern
part of state had voted for the new cap
ital drainage for the northern part of
the state and for experimental farms at
Crookston and Grand Rapids and were
entitled to some consideration at the
hands of the legislature.
Mr. Fosnes (Union), of Chippewa, of
fered an amendment locating the addi
tional farm in Chippewa county, claim
ing that Faribault county was too near
the lowa line for such an Institution.
Mr. Foss (Rep.), of Grant, favored the
Chippewa county plan and also that an
experimental farm be started in each
county of the state. The southern coun
ties were all rich and did not need the
farms, at least that was the statement
repeatedly made on the lloor of the house.
Mr. Riley (Rep.), of Jackson, favored
Mr. Umland (Dem.), of Ramsey, did not
believe in the state giving money to buy
moie experimental farms.
The Fosnes amendment was voted
down by a close vote, and an amendment
by Mr. Wallace (Rep.), of Hennepin, lo
cating the additional farm on the state
land in Kandiyohi county, declared out
The bill was then recommended for In
definite postponement, but the vote after
ward reconsidered, and the bill advanced
to the calendar, with the understanding
that no more time should be wasted by
the author in debate when the bill was
reached for a vote.
The bill amending the present law so
as to allow pool selling and bookmaklng
on fair grounds, race tracks and driving
parks for thirty days each year was
recommended for Indefinite postpone
• * »
S. F. 182, by Senator Jones (Rep.), of
Todd, requiring all seedmen to stamp on
packages of seed the date of the year
in which the same were grown, was re
ported from the committee on general leg
islation without recommendation. Mr.
Stivers tDem.), of Crow Wing, moved that
the bill be placed on general orders.
Mr. Dwinnell (Rep.), of Hennepin, want
ed the bill indefinitely postponed.
Mr. I'mland (Rep.), of Ramsey, favored
the bill being placed on general orders.
Mr. Dwinnell withdrew his motion, but
it required a division to place the bill
on general orders. Mr. Stivers moved
that the bill be read a second time, but
this motion was defeated.
H. F. 198, by Mr. Ferris (Rep.), of Crow
Wing, a similar bill, was indefinitely
S. F. 235, allowing counties of over 100,.
000 inhabitants to pay judges of the dis
trict court $1,500 in addition to the $3,500
paid by the state, was recommended to
pass by the Hennepin delegation.
• * *
In case the Jacobson gross earnings
bill cannot be reconsidered in the senate,
it is understood a bill will be introduced
in both houses, by the consent of the
governor, which will repeal the gross
earnings law and place the property of
railroad companies under the law of di
'Under the constitution the question will
have to be submitted to a vote of the peo
ple at the next general election. The
friends of the Jacobson bill claim that
such a measure, if left to the vote of
the people, would be sanctioned by a
Mr. Jacobson, when asked about the
proposed new bill last evening, said he
did not care to talk on the matter. He
expressed the opinion that the senate
could reconsider the vote by which his
bill was lost on Tuesday and that this
would be done.
• • •
H. F. 412, by Mr. Laybourn, was ad
vanced to the house calendar yesterday. ,
It provides for cities taking advantage
of the constitutional amendment of 1897
as to framing their own charters.
The judges of the district court, upon
presentation of a petition signed by 10
per cent of the legal voters, may ln their
discretion appoint a charter commission
of fifteen members who have been legal
voters of such city for five years. The
term of office of the commission is to be
for four years.
The commission is, within six months
after appointment, to return a draft of
the proposed charter and it shall be
submitted to a vote of the people at the
next election. If four-sevenths of the
qualified voters voting at such election
shall ratify the charter it shall, at the
end of thirty days, become the charter
of such city and supersede any existing
In cities having patrol limits establish
ed by charter it shall require a three
fourths majority of the qualified voters
voting to change such limits.
Amendments to the charter filed with
the commission .and petitioned for by
6 per cent of the legal voters shall be
submitted to the people for a vote. Va
cancies in the commission are to be filled
by the judges of the district court, and it
is always to consist of fifteen members.
The bill, since its introduction, has been
amended by the author in several par
ticulars at the request of the legal de
partment of the city of St. Paul, ln order
to overcome objections raised.
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SWEDISH YOUNG PEOPLE.
Regular Meeting of the Society Held
The regular bi-monthly meeting of the
Young People's Society of the First
Swedish Lutheran church, corner of
Woodward and John streets, was held
last evening ln the church parlors. Rev.
L. A. Johnston, pastor of the church, pre
Dr. O. Sohlberg read an interesting
paper on "The Influence of Stimulants
and Narcotics on Human Organism."
The doctor showed how alcoholic liquors
weakened their victim mentally and mor
ally as well as physically, and quoted
abundant statistics to prove that the use
of intoxicating liquors fer medical pur
poses was wholly unnecessary and vory
cften a fatal mistake. Miss Emily Yae
ger gave two very pleasing soprano solos
and a mandolin orchestra under the lead
ership of Mr. Fred Swanson played a
number of popular selections.
A short business meeting followed the
programme. The members of the society
decided to accept the invitation extended
them by the Young Peoples Society of
tho Augustana Swedish Lutheran church,
| of Minneapolis, to take part in a joint
I debate April 19, the subject of the debate
j to be, "Resolved, that th.; United States
j Should Establish a Protectorate Over the
Philippines." The society appointed J.
A. Jackson, J. A. Lengby and Edward
Bjorklund to uphold the negative side of
At tbe last meeting of the society it
was decided to devote $295 toward the
cost of frescoing the church. The society
has gained greatly in numbers lajely; it
now possesses a membership of* about
CUT THE CABOTID.
Principal to a Peculiar Fight Bleed*
INDIANAPOLIS, March 29— Adolph
Fischer and Edgar E. Van Cleave, cab
inetmakers in Louder's furniture fac
tory, quarreled this afternoon over a
watch. Fischer struck Van Cleave with
his fist and the latter hurled a chisel at
Fischer, which struck the carotid artery,
causing Fischer to bleed to death in fif
teen minutes. Van Cleave was arrested.
We will furnish business men with
comi.tent stenographers and Smith
Premier Typewriter operators without
charge for our service. Telephone. 1629-2
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East Sixth street. St. Paul, Minn.
IHE ST. PAUT, GLQ33. THJRSDAIT, MARCH 30, 1899.
COUNTY OPTION'S END
SENATE GAVE THE GRINDELAND
Hill. A HARD BLOW
IS HUNG UP IN COMMITTEE
Senator Grlndrlnnd "Wanted an Im
mediate Report on It bat the Sen
nit- Refuxed to Call for It by n
Xott. ot »4 to 21 Both Honte.
Paid n VJfartt to the State Prison at
Only a short session was held by the
senate yesterday on account of the jun
ket of the legislators to Stillwater, and
only one incident served to render it In
teresting, a brisk debate over the county
looal option bill.
Senator Grlndeland (Rep.). Marshall,
wanted ihe temperance committee to re
port on tt forthwith.
Senator Ives (Dem.), Ramsey, rejoired
for the committee that the committee
stood three to three and could not report
until it was able to secure the presence
of Senator Gauscwitz.
Senator Wilson (Rep.), Hennepin, said
he understood the committee had several
times met with a full attendance, and yet
had not reported the bill.
Senator Ives was quite personal and
se\ ere In condemning the importunities
of the promoters of the bill, who were
lobbying, he said, but the chair suggested
that the senator sliouid confine himself
to the discussion of the bill.
Senator Grindeland's resolution was
laid on the table, on Senator Ives' mo
tion, on a vote of 34 to 21, as follows:
Baldwin. Greer. Potter.
Batz. Hawkins. Roverud.
Benedict. Hospes. Ryder.
Brower. Ives. Schaller.
Buckman. Johnson. Sheehan.
Coller. Jones, E. J. Shell.
Dart. Knatvold. Smith, J. H
Dickey. Larson. Somerville.
Dougherty. MeGovern. Stockton.
Dv Toit. McGowan. Sweningsen— 2
Barker. Jones, J. D. Snyder.
Chilton. Lord. Stockwell.
Daly. McArthur. Thompson.
Grlndeland. McGill. Underieak.
Grue. MeKusick. "Vtesselman.
Halvorson. Myran. Wilson.
Jepson. Sehellbaeh. Young — 21.
Absent or Not Voting —
Gausewltz. Meilicke. Sivright.
Horton. Nixon. Smith, E. E.->
About fifty petitions in behalf of the
detention hospital bill were sent In.
The senate concurred in the house
amendments to Senator Baldwin's bill
separating Cook and Lake counties for
judicial purposes, and Senator Knatvoltl's
bill allowing rural school districts to in
crease their school tax levy from 9 to 15
mills, and repassed both bills.
The house bill providing for four In
stead of three terms per year of the dis
trict court in Hennepin county was
passed under suspension of the rules.
Gov. Lind's appointment of Drs. Adele
Hutchinson, of Minneapolis, and W. H.
Draught, of Fergus Falls, as members of
the .state board of medical examiners
was announced and the appointments or
dered to lie over a day, under the rules.
The senate committee on insurance
recommended the passage of the bill al
lowing mutual flre companies to extend
their business to creameries, with an
amendment authorizing the organization
of hardware or other mercantile mutuals,
and allowing them to begin business
when they have on hand applications for
not less than $500,000 of insurance.
The committee also recommended the
passage of the bill that insurance com
panies shall be liable for the payment
of their policies whether they are paid
for in cash or whether notes have been
given for the premiums.
SHEEP AXD GOATS.
Republican (iinen. Will Try to Sort
The Republican senators will caucus at
the capitol this evening to determine
what course to pursue in pushing legisla
tion during the remainder of the session.
It is expected that a large number of
measures which promise to become
troublesome will be practically given their
SAYS HE CAN CALX, IT IP.
Senator Met.' o v. mi Taken Ittsue With
Senator McGowan (Dem.), Hennepin,
says that he will today move for a re
consideration of the vote by which the
senate indefinitely postponed the Jacob
son railroad gross earnings tax bill after
the calendar is passed. He cites in behalf
of this possibility Roberts' rules of order,
which say that when a motion to recon
sider a vote Is laid on the table the origi
nal question ls left just where it was be
fore the reconsideration was moved. In
another section the same authority says
the motion can be laid on the table, in
which case the reconsideration, like any
other question, can be taken from the
table, but possesses no privilege.
In the event that the senate refuses to
reconsider the vote, it is expected that
another bill will be introduced in the
house, the constitution requiring that tax
measures shall originate in that body, lt
is believed that Gov. Lind will give his
consent to the introduction of such a
BILLS PASSED IK SEXATE.
Fixing terms of court in Hennepin coun
ty. (H. F. 371.) _
Cat Hates East.
Buffalo, Toronto, Montreal, Boston,
New York and many other points, via
the "North-Western Line"— the short
line to Chicago. Tickets good on the
famous "North-Western Limited." For
particulars call at 395 Robert street, St
Garfield Post No. 8 and Woman's Re
lief Corps No. 5 will give a progressive
euchre party Saturday evening, April 1
at their hall, 317 Wabasha street. One
of the comrades will give an address from
8 to 8:"0 o'clock on "The Secret Service
During the Civil War."
Pi i -tTCfe
"I •utTered the tortures of the damned
with protruding piles brought on by constipa
tion with which I was afflicted for twenty
years. I ran across your CASCARETS in the
town of Newell, la., and never found anything
to equal them. To-day I am entirely free trom
piles and feel like a new man."
C H.Kkitz, 1411 Jones St., Sloux City, la.
M W^M CATHARTIC
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HE TOOK MO CHANCES
WARDEN WOLFER HAD NO CHAPEL
EXERCISES FOR JL'NKETINQ
SCANDAL OF TWO YEARS AGO
It Could Not Be Repeated Yestorday
Younger Brothers Received
Many Assurances of Support for
the Parole l*i\X Twine Plant
Was Made tlie Subject of I nusual
Study by In .> Makers.
Just 346 persons, of wl\om perhaps one
third were members.,, of the legislature,
made the biennial inspection of the state
prison yesterday. | .
The visit was entirely informal, the
usual chapel exercises being abandoned,
possibly in view of the rather unpleasant
Incidents which characterized the session
ln the chapel at the assembly of the con
victs two years ago. ,
The party reached the prison about 1:30
p. m., and dinner was served to the entire
party, after which they broke up into lit
tle knots and scattered through the prison
at their own sweet will.
The Younger brothers were the sub
jects of special interest, not entirely curi
ous, many of the members taking occa
sion to express to "the boys," grizzled
and gray as they are, their intention rf
voting for the parole bill when it comes
up in the house. Cole was found in tho
hospital, and was, as usual when the in
hibition is removed, communicative. Jim,
too, was freer than usual in his talk.
The shoe shop, twine plant and the
woman's ward were also subjects of gen
eral interest, the twine plant being
thronged all the afternoon, the current
legislation affecting this branch of the
prison Industry having evidently aroused
more than the ordinary interest in that
branch of the institution.
FIGHTING TO MALOLOS
Con tin ued From First Page.
forming a skirmish line fully a mile long.
Then they advanced toward the position
occupied by the Third artillery, being ig
norant of the presence of the Nebraska
regiment on the right. When the insur
gents got opposite the Nebraska trcops
the latter opened firo on them and then
sprung from their trencher" with a yell
ani drove the insurgents back with a
flanking flre. The Nebraska men pur
sued the fleeing Filipinos and soon occu
pied the ridge which the insurgents had
heid before the attack began. They
were drawn back later by Gen. Mac Art
hur to preserve the line formation.
Government Is Prepared to Issue
One to the Filipinos.
NEW YORK, March 29.— A special from
"As soon as Gen. Otis achieves a de
cisive victory over Aguinaldo, the Philip
pine commission will issue a proclama
tion promising amnesty to all natives
who lay down their arms and self-rule
to those who recognize the sovereignty
of the United States. This is the pro
gramme which .the state department un
derstands has been adopted by the com
mission. As Gen. Otis and AdmiVai Dewey
are members of the commission, It is pre
sumed here that they are responsible for
the delay ln issuing, the proclamation,
believing its effect will be greater if pub
lished after the insurgents have b;en
"So long as Aguinaldo maintains his
army organization, it will b,_ difficult to
reach the natives and convince them,
but with Aguinaldo a prisoner or a fugi
tive, and the army, disbanded, it is
thought that the proclamation will re
ceive attention from the natives, and
cause them to take advantage of its pro
visions. The proclamation will be simi
lar to those previously issued by Gen.
Otis, except that it will contain a gen
eral amnesty declaration, and will re
assert the friendly intentions of this gov
TROOPS ALL RIGHT.
Gen. Otis Says the Philippine Cli
mate Is Not So Bad.
WASHINGTON, March 29.— Some time
ago an ex-officer of the British army
wrote to Secretary Hay regarding the
health of troops in the Philippines and
making suggestions relative to the pres
ervation of the health of the command.
He related the effect of hot climates
on the soldiers where the British army
had served, and indicated that the trou
bles which had overtaken the British
army would be likely to come to the
Americans. The letter was sent to Gea.
Otis, and on Jan. 31 he sent lt back to
the war department with the following
"Troops here soon become acquainted
with and accustomed to the climate.
The conditions prevailing and the results
of our occupation, so far as the health
of the command is concerned, are not
known to the writer of the communica
tion. At present, as affairs are some
what critical, military duty is exacting.
I think, however, that the health of the
command will compare favorably with
the British troops in India, there being
only about 8 or 9 per cent on sick re
port for all causes. I do not think It
necessary to consider the remarks of the
•writer further, and the condition of this
command is sadly misrepresented in the
SOUTH DAKOTA VICTIMS.
Volunteers Lose Some of the Best
Men in the Regiment.
SIOUX FALLS, S. D., March 29.— Lieut.
Jonas Lien, adjutant of the First South
Dakota volunteers, who was killed in
the Philippines, was a brother of B. H.
Lien, mayor of Sioux Falls, a native of
Brookings, S. D., 24 years old, served two
years ago as chief clerk of the house,
completed his education at Lincoln, Neb.,
soon after his return from which place
the call for volunteers found him one of
the first to respond. He was recently
commissioned by Gov. Lee as captain of
Company I, Capt. Denny having returned
from the Philippines. He was unmarried.
First Lieutenant i Frank Adams, of
Company H, who was also killed, went
from Trempealeau, Wis./ in 1881, to Wa
tertown, S. D., wher^ he was employed on
the Courier, served as register of deeds
and county auditor, and for seven years
was active ln the national guard, rising
from private to his present rank. His
wife and two surviving children are at
Tacoma, Wash. One' son," aged 12 years,
died since Lieut. Adams went to Manila.
Second Lieutenant Sidaey Morrison, of
Company H, the third .officer killed ln
Monday's battle, was from De Smet, S. D.
First Lieutenant Paul McClelland, of
Company I, wounded, in the arm, came
The news of the casualties In the South
Dakota regiment cafise'4 general grief
throughout the statif. At t Sloux Falls all
projected parties and celebrations of all
sorts were abandoned, and similar action
was taken elsewhere.
SIX MOUNTAIN GINS.
They Have Been Forwarded io Gen.
WASHINGTON, March 29.-The six ad
ditional mountain guna asked for by Gen.
Otis a short time ago are now on their
way to Manila. These guns are two
pounders, and caa be taken anywhere
that mules or men can go. Gen. Otis had
eight of these guns, besides four guns of
the Astor battery. The latter, however,
are twelve-pounders and much heavier to
lie ports of Naval Doings In and
About Mi< lain, n.
WASHINGTON, March 29.— The navy
department had no confirmation today of
the press dispatches reporting the shell
ing of Malabon by the Monadnock on
Sunday, and of Las Pinas, to the south of
Manila, on yesterday. Neither has it con
firmation of the report of the firing on
and killing of a sailor and wounding of
three others on the Monadnock, nor of the
landing of marines at Malabon. Admi
ral Dewey cabled the department today
about some routine matters, relative to
supplies for the marines, saying he. could
secure everything Bave cooking stoves,
but he made.no mention of the matters
mentioned In the press dispatch, neither
did his cable touch upon anything relative
to the lighting situation at Manila.
SHERIDAN NOT Dl'E.
Some Misapprehension as to Rein
forcements for Gen. Otis.
WASHINGTON, March 29.— Some mis
apprehension has been caused by reports
that Gen. Otis was about to secure 1,900
reinforcements by the transport Sheri
dan, thus giving him timely aid on the
firing line north of Manila. Col. Bird,
who directs the movements of vessels,
says the Sheridan is not due at Manila
for ten days or more. She sailed Feb. 28,
and the department allows forty days for
her passage. She has not yet reported
from Singapore, which ls five days from
"WANTED TO UNLOAD.
America Said to Have Proffered the
Philippines to England.
LONDON, March 29.— The Birmingham
Post today publishes a report "emanating
from a usually very well-informed
source," that the United States at the be
ginning of February "proposed through
Sir Julian Faunccfote that Great Britain
take over the Philippine islands upon cer
tain conditions." But, it is added, "this
feeling has altered greatly since the
heavy fighting," although it is said be
yond a doubt that the United States would
at one time "have been very glad to ex
change or otherwise disburden themselves
of the permanent charge of the Islands. '
WASHINGTON, March 29.— The best
of authority states that there is no truth
in the report that the United States tried
to dispose of the Philippine Islands to
Great Britain. It was asserted at the
time the Paris peace commission was
sitting that the United States wanted to
dispose of the islands and would turn
them over to Great Britain or Japan.
The story was denied at the time and
is again denied today.
DEAD AND WOIXDED.
Additional Casualties at Manila Ca
bled by Gen. Otis.
WASHINGTON, March 29.— Gen. Otis
has cabled the following additional casu
alties to Adjt. Gen. Corbin:
Killed— Third artillery, Battery G, Pri
vate J. J. Whitney, Private Charles
Wounded— Tenth Pennsylvania, Com
pany E, Private Christopher Filbert,
hand, severe, accidental. Third artillery,
Battery G, First Sergeant John G. O'Con
nor, eye, slight.
Injured— Twentieth Kansas, Company
D, Private Louis J. Ross, foot, slight.
CITY OF MALOLOS.
Description of tli e City Likely to Be
NEW YORK, March 29. — John N.
Ostrander, of this city, who was a mem
ber of the Astor Battery, gives the fol
lowing description of Malolos, the in
surgent capital of Luzon:
"One of the last things I did before
leaving Manila was to visit Malolos,
Aguinaldo's capital. The country all the
way between Manila and Malolos Is low,
swampy land, three-fourths of it bam
boo jungle and the rest of lt rice fields.
At the time we passed over the road the
rice in these fields was Just beginning to
show green above the water. It is poor
country to campaign through.
"At Caloocan we saw a big, rusty, old
fashioned Krupp gun. Its bore looked
big enough for a man to crawl into. The
gun was of an obsolete type, dirty and
neglected, but I suppose the Filipinos
used it to make some sort of bluff.
"The country around Malolos is of the
same swampy nature as that we trav
eled across. It is all bamboo jungle or
rice fields, miserable stuff. The water is
full of malaria germs, and it must be
boiled before it is fit to use.
"We saw no fortifications around Ma
lolos, nor any signs of forts— not even
intrenchments. There were old earth
works around Caloocan, overgrown with
brambles, etc., so I suppose they were
thrown up by the Spanish. At Malolos
there was nothing of the sort last De
cember, though the Filipinos may have
placed them since.
"We went to Aguinaldo's headquarters
after breakfast. He occupied a big stone
building, two stories high, about as long
as a city block, and about half a block
deep. This house was the meeting placs
of the Filipino congress. Aguinaldo's
guard and some others of his soldiers
occupied the ground floor.
"The building is next door to a big
church and faces a public square. Here
Filipinos were peddling rice and meat
and machetes— apparently the chief sta
ples of the country.
"Aguinaldo had at that time in Malolos
an army of 5,000 men. They lived chiefly
in straw huts — 'casas de nipas.' I sup
pose Aguinaldo has a much larger army
than that now.
"Before the entrance of the big stone
house a Filipino sentry was marching up
and down with a Mauser rifle on his
"We saw Aguinaldo at an open win
dow ln the second story of the buildiug
talking with an elderly man. Robbins
tried to get a snap shot of the dictator,
but the Filipino soldiers thought the
camera was an infernal maohine and
made signs for us to go away.
"Aguinaldo is a bilious-looking young
man. I suppose he derives his jaundiced I
complexion from the mixture of Chinese,
Tagalo and Spanish blood in his veins.
"He has only one object ln life— to
make money out of this war. He accept
ed a bribe of $300,000 from the Spnrlsh
and quit fighting, but he took it up again
as soon as Dewey captured Ma:iil._.
"We also saw Del Pilar v.-irh Asruinai
do. He is the dictator's brother, his Wey
ler. Gen. Del Pilar is about Agu'naldo's
age and size. Pie has a narrow face with
beady black eyes, a chin whittled down
to a point and the general appearance of
Consul Williams Made Him No Rash
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Williams, United States consul at Manila,
has written to his brOj'.her.L. L. Williams,
of this city, concerning the statements
made by Aguinaldo to the effect that
Consuls Williams and Wiidman had
promised Aguinaldo and his friends that
the United States would grant absolute
independence to tho Philippines as soon
as the islands were taken from Spain.
Consul Williams denies this explicitly.
"1 never saw Agoncillo or made such a
promise to any Filipino. On ' the con
trary, when Aguinaldo's leaders applied
to me at Hong Kong, to be allowed to
return with me to Manila, one of the
provisions of the conditions under which
I agreed to give them such aid as I was
able to give was that they were to be sub
ject at all times to the navul and military
authority of the I'nied States. This was
agreed to before I allowed them to ac
company me. April 27, 1893, to Mirs bay,
where the fleet awaited my coming. Ad
miral Dewey knows all about the condi
tions which I imposed and complimented
me on my foresight and thoughtfulness."
This agreement was sent by Consul
Williams to the state department, from
time to time, anil made public in press
dispatches from Washington.
Continued front First Page.
save in executing the will of the three
consuls, acting unanimously, and not
through a majority. But aside from this
argument the German note intimated
quite plainly that Germany would hold
the other governments responsible if se
rious trouble resulted from the action of
the naval authorities in Samoa. The
strained conditions caused by this note
were somewhat allayed by the answer
of the state department, which was
friendly and reassuring, although it made
it plain that the American naval com
mander would act ln an emergency, even
though the consuls were not unanimous
ln requesting action. It is just such an
emergency that has now arrived in
There Is no apprehension here that an
actual clash will occur with the German I
civil or naval forces ln Samoa. This is i
due mainly to the official understanding
that Germany has given positive orders j
to the commander of the German warship I
Falke lo refrain from any active move.
LONDON, March 30.— The morning pa
pers comment on the serious news from
Samoa, the presumption being that the
cruiser Tauranga was stopped at the Fiji
islands by the admiral because required
for service at Samoa. The Standard
"The rebellious chiefs must be coerced
and punished, and something more than a
nominal penalty will be required for the I
blood of British and American sailors. I
The German authorities at Apia have in- |
curred a heavy responsibility. We cannot
believe that Berlin will uphold their ac
tion, as it is not worth Germany's while
to quarrel with England and America
The Dally Chronicle says: "There ls
only one alternative. Germany must re
move her consul (Herr 4 Rose) or go out
of the protectorate."
The Morning Post, commenting upon
the "mystery surrounding the affair,"
and the "impossibility of reconciling the
events in Samoa with diplomatic assur
ances lately given by Berlin and Wash
ington." says: Admiral Kautz and his co
adjutors were not competent to dismiss
the provisional government. The single
bright spot in that dark business is that
Americans and British fought splendidly
The Daily Mail says:
"It is a consolation to think that, as in
Crete, the spilling of British and Ameri
can blood will bring a solution of the
crisis. All three powers should recall
their consuls, and as the friendship of |
Germany is the pivot of our foreign pol
icy, her wishes should be respected ln the
BERI.TN, March 30.— The Neuste Nach
richten, which disapproves the attitude of
the Jingo papers in accusing the govern- |
ment of a lack of vigor in regard to Sa
moan affairs, says:
"Germany's position in Europe i 6 not so
sure that any strength should be wasted
in an attempt to treat trans-oceanic prob
lems In accordance with the dictates of a
lively political fancy."
BERIJN, March 2J..— The Hamburgische
Corresponded, dealing with the question
of installing Dr. Zelf. who will succeed
Dr. Jennes Raefel as president of the
municipality of Apia, in the absence of
a generally recognized Samoan govern
"The three powsrs have arranged that
tha German, British and American con
suls are to install the new president on
Ne Ranter lloiim-i.,
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NORDENFELDT IS HEBEr
Famous Gun Inventor Im (.oii.g to
Wash In f;U) ii.
NEW YORK, March 29.— Horsten Nord
enfeldt. Inventor and gun manufacturer,
arrived here today as a passenger on the
White Star liner Majestic, from Liver
pool. He said he was on hts way to
Washington, and that after conferring
with the government officials he might
have something to say for publication.
He declined to say if his visit to Wash
ington is in connection with the sale of
rapid flre guns for use In the Philippines.
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KILLED WITH A BLOW.
Fatal Fist Fight Between Two
SPARTA, Mich., March 29.— Leon Cram,
aged eighteen, killed Falma Nelson, a
comrade, today, by a blow with his fist.
Both boys were employes of the Welsh
Folding Bed factory, and friends until
their quarrel today. In his ange: Cram
struck Nelson on the point of the jaw,
causing, it Is boMeved, concussion of the
brain, resulting in Nelson's instant death.
Cram surrendered to the authorities.
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