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VOIi. Ii. NO. 91..
BOCK ISIiAND. Ilili.. MONDAY, JTJEBRUAItY 4, 1901.
PBICE THEEE CENTS.
Internecine Warfare Breaks
Out in the Phil
ippines. A BIG MEETING IS HELD
Mindoroans Send Notice That
They Will Assist the
Manila, Feb. 4. Natives have re
ported at Bantagas that a week ago
the natives of the islanl of Mindoro
rose against the insurgents and killed
an insurgent governor. There were
no troops at Mindoro and the federal
party of Batango province, including
presidents of each at Pueblo held a big
meeting at Granin yesterday and re
Bolved to notify the insurgents at
Batana that they must cease opera
tions this week or the people will as
sist the Americans to capture them.
In Southern Loioo.
Surrenders and minor skirmishes
continue in southern Luzon. Few in
surgents were killed. No American
DOINGS OF THE DAY
IN HALLS OF CONGRESS.
Washington, Feb. 4. The house to
day passed the senate, bill to create a
commission and adjudicate the claims
of United States citizens against
Spain, which the United States agreed
to assume by the treaty of Paris, with
the amendment to refer the claims to
the court of claims.
The house passed the bill for the ex
tension of charters to national bankr.
In the senate Senator-elect Kearns,
of Utah, took the oath of office.
HOT FIGHTING CONTINUES.
Kitchener Reports m Xombtr of Encajre- j
ments In South Africa. '
London, Feb. 4. -Kitchener reports
to the war office: "Pretoria Oar
casualties . at Moddersfontain were
two officers killed and .two wounded
The enemy numbered 1,400 with ,o
guns. Campbell, sjsuth of Mictule
burg, engaged 500 Boers, who were
driven back with . loss. Our casual
"ties were '20 killed and wounded.
French near Bethel is moving and driv
ing the enemy with slight opposition.
De Wet's force is reported south of De--wetsdorp.1'
Lorenzo, Marques. Feb. 4. In view
of the possibility of a Boer raid, all
the ammunition -surrendered by the
.burghera at Komatipoort has been
loaded on lighters and moored in the
MAINE IS TO "BE "RAISED.
Chicago Firm Gets the Contract for the
Work in Havana Harbor.
Chicago. Feb. 4. A firm fit Chicago
contractors was notified Saturday that
it ivai the successful "bidder for the
work of raiding of the battleship Maine
from the waters of Havana harbor.
If no lriteh occurs in the process of
drawing up the contract Chainberliu
& Co. will undertake the task. With
it is coupled the job of raisins the
Spanish transport, Alfonso XIII. which
Js beached on the shore nearby the
The Chamberlain agreement is to
raise Ivoth vessels for the salvage there
is in them. It also covenants to pay
the United States government . per
crut. of all proceeds, besides restoring
all jK-rsonal property which belonged
to the officers and the crew of the
v Maine. J
0FZSAT0SS AND MINERS
They Do Not Moke Much Prog-ret To
Columbus, O., Feb. 4. The scale
committee of the joint conference of
uiiners and operators was in session
all Saturday, adjourning late in the
afternoon until - p. in. today without
having made any material progress to
ward an agreement. When the scale
committee met Saturday the miners
presented their demands formulated at
the Indianapolis convention, In writ
ing and the committee at ouce took
them up seriatim. They have been
printed In these dispatches in their
material points. . .
Only the first three demauds of the
miners had beeu considered -when the
-oiuniittee adjourned. fThe single run-of-mine
stand met with the most o
liosUion. It was shown that wheu-
oal was weighed after being screened
n,Pie was only atout Xi per cent, of
K'alacK and nut coal. Under the run-ei-uiine
standard this per ceutage In
creased, to abou CO per cent.
The proposition for a fixed differen
tial of 7 cents -between mat-bine and
pick mining was . discussed at
length, but without agreement. The
third proposition, for a general In
crease in the price of raining of lO
cents per ton, was met by a demand
for a general decrease, and argument
against the increase drawn fro in the
Oungrenlonal Samniary. -
".. Wjaidiiuztca. . Feb. 4rrTbc seuate
Saturday passed bills granting author
ity to erect a wing dam in; the Mis
sissippi river at les Moines rapids;
a arborizing the free transmission of
reading matter for the blind: authoriz
ing the construction of a public build
ing at Hammond, Ind.. to cost $125,
000; authorizing tbe Moline and Pe
oria Railroad company to bridge Rock
river in Illinois; providing for the es
tablishment of a port of delivery at
The house sepnt the day until 3 p.
m. in the consideration of the pot
offlce appropriation bill. At 3 p. m.
public busiwess was suspended to per
mit the members to pay tribute to the
late Senator Davis of Minnesota.
German Netri From the Philippines.
Berlin, Feb.' 4. The German press
publishes from Manila private letters
describing the situation in the Philip
pines as deplorable. The. losses of
Americans are said to be much great
er than otficially admitted. Americans
now treat the Filipinos, it is said, no
better than the Spanish did. The let
ters also mention alleged cases of cow
ardice among the Americans, even the
Endeavor Memorial Tablet,
Portland, Me., Feb. 4. The crown
ing event of the great Twentieth an
niversary meeting of the Young Peo
ple's society of Christian Endeavor oc
curred at Williston church, the birth
place of the society 'Saturday after
noou. when a large memorial tablet,
the result of contributions from mem
lers all over the world was unveiled
by General Secretary John Willis
This One Lays It to Policy.
Chicago, Feb. 4. Fred Rosemann,
for nearly eight years a clerk In the
United States railway postal service,
confessed last night to robbing mail
pouches and ascribed his downfall to
the fascination exerted on him 'by the
game of policy.
Teller Asks Question.
"Washington. Feb. 4. Senator Teller
has introduced a resolution asking the
secretary of war if George T. Rice was
deported from Manila and If so of
what crime lie was couvicted to war
rant such punishment..
Society to Assist Discharged Prisoners.
Fort Dodge. Ia. Feb. 4. Papers
have been filed liere incorporating the
Iowa Benevolent association for the
aid of discharged or paroled prison
ers from the Mate penitentiaries.
commanded a Michigan ttrgtinenfc.
New York. Feb. 4.-r-Major Charles
E. Clark, aged OS years, died at hia
residence in New Rochelle Saturday of
bronchitis. Major Clark, at the, out
break of the civil war, resigned from
the regular army anil was appointed
colonel of the Sixth Michigan infantry.
He served with distinction.
Syndicate Wants the Karth.
New York. Feb. 4. The Evening
Post savs: It Is announced on-high
authority that the Harriman syndicate
has not only acquired large holdings of
Southern Pacific ffiJPk, tout la also-obtaining
control of the Missouri, Kan
sas and Texas railway. "
Furious Hlaze Near rtr Haven.
New Haven, Conn.. Feb. 4. Fire de
stroyed the large plant of the National
Wire company at Fairhaven early yes
terday, and entailed a property loss-
estimated at $325,000.
NEWS FACTS IN OUTLINE
A regular old-fashioned blizzard, the
first one this winter, was busy yester
day all over the west, and northwest,
Chicago being in the storm area.
A party of Filipinos ambushed thir
ty soldiers of company M, Forty
fourth regiment, killed five, wounded
four, and two aTe missing. Some bod
ies recovered were mutilated.
Miss Jane Oakley, of San Francisco,
has become engaged, to Baron Scheli
ha, a German officer of the guards at
. All the official reports show that
Queen Victoria's death did not occur
until 6:30 p. m.
Four thousand "silk workers are on
strike at Scranton. Pa.
. The southeast of France is covered
with a heavy fall of snow and com
munication is interrupted.
The president has signed the army
Governor Toole has signed the eight-hour-day
law for mines and smelters
A Cardiff, Wales, workman has been
attacked by a disease which is diag
nosed as the, bubonic plague.
Don't quarrel if you can help it. A
quarrl is never made up. Atchison
REMAINS OF DEAD MONARCH
CONSIGNED TO FINAL RESTING PLACE
Windsor, Feb. 4. Final rites over
the dead queen, were concluded at
3:30 today. The body was laid to
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rest in Frogmore mansolenm.V King
Eiward, Qaeen Alexandra, ' Emperor
William .afld others of" the' royal fam
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Carried on Vigorously by Ameri
can Missionaries in the
ETJED AY MEETING HELD AT MANILA
Not Very Well.Attended and the Audi
ence Expresses Mixed Opinions
Judge' Taft's Reception.
Manila, Feb. 4. Fewer than -400
persons attended the meeting called
yesterday by Seuor Buencamino at the
Itizal theatre in the Tondo ward of
Manila to inaugurate the "Evangelical
movement." Considerable interest was
manifested in the proceedings, and
there were some expressions of ap
proval of the addresses. No attempt,
however, Avas made to commit the
meeting to protestantism, that aspect
of the case being left for subsequent
nciton, at his discretion, to Rev. Jas.
IJ. Rodgers, a missionary of the Pres
byterian board, who was present,
Seuor Buencamino explained that re
ligious .effort was wholly outside, the
Federal party, which had been organ
ized solely to promote political peace.
The first mild applause occurred when
he compared priest to "white ants
which eat the substance aud leave
nothing of value."
Keception of a Leading Question.
Seuor Buencamino argued In favor
of supplanting the present priests with
Filipinos having the privilege of mar
rying. Gradually he led up to protest
ant ideas aud asked whether they were
any longer to submit to the authority
of a pope or an archbishop. Some
shouted "no." But others remained
6ilent. Rev. Rodgers p.-eached a short
sermon, but refrained from any criti
cism of Roman Catholics. Rev.
Prautch, of the Methodist mission, of
fered the four gospels in Tagalog and
anti-friar tracts, which were sold at
the door by Nicolas Zatnora, a native
Methodist revivalist who conducts ex
hortation meetings every Sunday.
Methodist Activity in the Islands.
Prior -to the meeting In the Rizal
theatre there was a political gathering
attended by practically the same peo
ple, at which the advantages of Amer
ican sovereignty were explained from
the Federal party point of view. A
Methodist minister baptized 100 Fili
pinos yesterday afternoon at Malibay,
about four miles from Manila. Rev.
lrautch has secured a score of signa
tures in a neighboring village to a
declaration 1n favor of handing the
church over to Protestant worship and
debarring German Roman Catholics.
Taft Gives a Keception.
Presideut Taft. of the Philippine
commission. last evening entertained
at his residence the members of the
.directorate of the FMleral party. The
reception was attended -by many Fili
pino ladies. -and a number of high
military and civil officials.' There was
a charming gathering on the lawn.
Three hundred insurgents, mem'bers of
Delgardo's former command, have sur
rendered at Santa Barbara, Island of
Panay. . -
HILL IS NOT A CANDIDATE
Highest Authority for Announcing He
Is ot Receptive for 1904.
New York, Feb. 4. The announce
ment that Senator Hill is not a candi
date for the presidential .nomination
of his party in 1904 is made by the
Albany correspondent of Leslie's
Weekly in the current issue. He says':
"I have the highest authority for the
statement that Senator HHl is not a
candidate, in any 6ense, for the presi
dential nomination, and that he is not
responsible for the action of hls
friends and will in no way encourage
the coirtinuaiK-e of such action. What
ever Senator Hill's ambition may
have, been in the past lie treasures no
presidential ambition now.
"He 'is engrossed in his law practice.
It has grown larger aud more lucra
tive each year, and his absorption in
professional duties- gives him little
timb, an-6? les inclination, to respond
to the growing call for him to actlvely
assume the party's leadership. This
reluctance on the part of the senator
to re-enter public life is not the result
of pique or. disappointment. . He sim
ply, finds greater, comfort and enjoy
ily attended services beside the coffin
at an early hour this morning.
" " '
Loudon, Feb. 4. England's final act
of reverent homage to the memory of
Victoria naturally lends itself to hyper
bole, but language does not need to be
restrained in describing the sincerity
and sobriety of the concourse of specta
tors Whoon Saturday paid their tribute
of respect and affection to the beloved
sovereign. Thousands had remained in
the footways and parks from midnight
iu order to obtain places along the
route of the funeral procession, and
they stood in silence hour after hour,
unmoved "by the exasperating military
officers, aud with 'bowed heads and
with grim, sorrowful faces watched the
passage of their dead' Kvereign In
state, wifch her jeweled crown and orb
; I'niqne as wathe military pageant,
with Its kliaki colored gun carriage
drawn by the royal creams and fol
' lowed by mourning sovereigns aud
heirs to European thrones, and 6tately
as was the ritual in St. George's
chapel, the characteristic feature, of
Victoria's funeral was the reverent
hush . and profound" emotions of the
masses in .their humility and unaf
fecled grief,. ... - -X. .
ment "m tne practice or nis prore? s-.on,
and less allurement in the field of poll
tics, which has never been a source
of profit and oft has given him haTdly
a comfortable support.
"Like every other man who reavflies
middle life Senator Hill looks for
ward to achieving substantial finan
cial independence by maintaining his
established and well settled profe
slonal practice. He is devoting his
best energies to that end, and there
fore he is not inclined to respond to
such calls as have beeu made by the
Texas legislature and by prominent
Democratic leaders and oi-ganizatldns
in the south and west.
"Those who have intimate personal
relations with Senator Hill greatly
doubt whether he will ever consent to
lead his party agahi'in a presidential
campaign. While he is averse to
making public expression of his feel
ing In the mat tec. bis determination is
not a secret. Devoted as he has been
for so many years to bis iarty's wel
fare his withdrawal from politics is
regarded as imosslble. - He will con
tinue to be an influential factor, but
this will not interfere with a convic
tion he has recently expressed to ma"ny
friends that office holding is unsatis
factory and unprofitable."
BASUTOS HEAR THE NEWS
Of the Accession of a New Monarch for the
Maseru, P.asutoland, Feb. 4. Chief
Lerothodi and the chiefs of numerous
other nations assembled
to hear the proclamation of the ac-
- T-EROTHODr, CHIEF OF THE BASCTOS.
cession of King Edward VII, king of
the I'uited Kingdom of Grer.'t Britain
and Ireland, and emperor of India.
I.erothodi aud others spoke 1u praise
of the late Queen, saying they consid
ered that they had lost their greatest
friend. Lerotbodi said that through
her the Basutos still remained a na
tion, and they accepted King Edward
as the great chief of Basutoland.
STEAMER IN DISTRESS
Reported Ofl Milwaukee With a Fierce
Milwaukee. Feb. 4. A steamer be
lieved to be the Muskegon, with a crew
of twenty nienon board, was reported
off South Milwaukee yesterday after
noon about 4 o'clock blowing signals
of distress. The engineer of the pump
ing works there responded with blasts
from the works whistle. The steamer,
which could not be plainly distin
guished in the blinding snow storm,
continued blowing her whistle for half
an hour, and then apparently moved
to the southward. That was the last
seen of her.
The only steamer known to be out
is the car ferry Muskegon, with twenty-six
loaded cars - from I.udington.
She was due here' at" 11:15 yesterday
afternoon. Telephone?' messages to
Racine failed to locate her and it Is
probable that she -is . somewhere out
iu the lake in the blizzard.
Surrender of a Post to. a Tarty of Boera
Iudon, Feb. 4. The war office has
received the following dispatch from
"Pi-etoria, Feb. 2. Our post at
Medderfontein - on - the; Ga terra nd,
southwest of Krngecsdtrp. was at
tacked by 1.000 Boers. . The relief
column sent out- from Krugersdorp
failed to prevent the fall of the post.
No details yet at hand, but officers
and men captured at the post are ar
riving at Vereenigiug."
NO' FIGIiTT0aME" OFF
Governor of Ohio Says He Will Not Per
mit the Jeffries Scrap.
Cincinnati, Feb. 4. The following
telegram from Governor Nash seems
to put the "kybosU" on the Jeffries
Ruhlin fight: "Your telegram re
ceived. Vuless all outward evidences
and preparations-are at fault, the en
terprise booked - for Cincinnati, Feb.
15, will lie a prize light. It will not
be permitted to come' off and the en
tire power of the stale will be used
to prevent it." "
H Indow Grief for the Cueen.
London, Feb. 4. Dispatches from
Calcutta describe KtO.iMM Hindoos as
assembling there in the open ir, clad
in white, and in many cases bare
footed, to slug hymus of lamentation
for the Queen. A dispatch from Dur
ban.' Natal, says tliatV.000 Hindoos
assembled around the Queen's statue
iu that city with the ssme object.
One of Our Anarchism Loose.
; Paris, Feb. 4. Ie Ranpel publishes
a dispatch from Rome, saying: "Agents
of the Italian detective department in
the United States reiiort that Cal
gagno, the anarchist, has left for Eu
rqe to make an attempt on the life
of Khig Victor Emmanuel and that
is acting under the orders of the Pat
Xeely Must Give Cash Bail.
Havana, Feb. 4. The military gov
ernment wiir demand a cash bond
from.C. F. W. Neely, the alleged de
faulter. What, the amount will be
has not been stated, as Neely's lawyer
absolutely refuses to ieposit cash,
fearing that it will W seized.
Prominent Episcopal Divine So
.Seriously Wounded That His
- Le Is in Peril.
SHOOTER A MAN WHO WAS WEONGFP
And Whose Wife Was Assailed, Ac
ording to the-Eiplanation Giv.
' en of His Action." .
New York, Feb. 4. Rev. John Kel
ler, secretary .to Right Rev. Bishop
Starkey, chaplain of the First New Jer
sey regiment, was 6hot and seriously
wounded by Thomas G. Barker in Ar
lington yesterday moruing. Keller had
just left the house of John S. Sands,
where he had his meals, when Barker,
who was In front of the door, opened
lire. One bullet went through the facial
lKue from the right side and destroyed
the sight of the right eye. Auother
bullet shattered the fingers of the right
hand, and auother passed through the
clergyman's hat. The fourth- went
wide of its murk. The shooting, it is
said, was the result of a disclosure
made ly Barker's wife, although Kel
ler denies the accusation made against
Wife's Story Causes the Crime.
Barker, after the shooting, sur
rendered to the police and was locked
up. Keller was carried into the Sands
home, w'here the doctors said he had
aneven chance for life. Keller said
after the shooting that he did not
know who shot him. He refused to
sign a coinplaiuf. According to a story
told by Barker to several friends after
the shooting, his wife Saturday night
told him that the illness from which
she has suffered for nearly a year,
and which caused the Barkers to break
up their home and go to boarding,
was due to an assaidt committed on
her at her home by Rev. Keller.
Went Gunning for the Minister.
The assault, it is alleged, was com
mitted after a hard struggle, during
which. Mrs. Barker ibecaine uncon
scious. The Barkers and the minister
were very friendly, and had continued
apparently friendly. Mrs. Barker was
a member of the mission, but her 1ms
h:wd was not. When Barker heard his
wife's story he waited until morning,
and tbeii lay in wait for the minister
ndshot him. Barker has lived in
Arfiwjton atnmt ten years. He is about
r.iijyeyrs' old and for many years has
bTenin the employ of the Commercial
Cable'eompany, being in charge of one
of the departments in New York.
Wounded Man Is Prominent.
Rev. Keller is about J5S years old
and at native of Philadelphia. He was
Bra duated from the General Theolo
gical seminary in New York in 1J8,
and the same year was made a dea
con. In 18KS Ke.ller was made chap
lain to Bishop Starkey. aud iu 1S!5
was made chaplain of the First regi
ment, but at the solicitation of the
bishop did not go with the regiment
when it was called out duriug the
Xiv.nisL v-"0 r Two years aco last Mnv
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it- was made secretary of the diocese
and still holds that position.
OUR SOLDIERS DON'T LOOT.
So the Chinese Present General Chaffee
with Several I'rabrellas.
Peking. Feb. 4. A number of Chi
nese residents have presented General
Chaffee with several umbrellas.
Through an interpreter their pokes
uiau said the presentation was" n:ade
on account of the Chinese regard ur
General Chaffee personally and for the
troops uniler his command. They
wished, the speaker asserted, that oth
ers had been as considerate. The Chi
nese had watched with great interest
the Christianity and civilization ofthe
"During the past few months," the
speaker continued, "the Chi Lil prov
ince has seen looting, outrages, vandal
ism, murder, butchery, and unneces
sary expeditions for the purposes of
extermination and spoliation."
Stricter IMvorce I.aws lesir?d.
Kokomo, Ind., Feb. 4. The Kokomo
Federation of Clubs is preparing to
urge stricter divorce law-s in Indiana
at the current session of the legisla
ture. Howard county contributed
more than her proportion to the state
record' of 27,071 marriage and 4.WW di
vorces last year, Ki per cent, of suc
cessful marriages und 17 per cent, fail
ures. In this county the figures- are
302 marriages and seventy-nine di
vorces, the faiilure being 20 per cent,
of the marriages.
Sutton's Bill Is Uisallowetl.
Lousing, Mich., Feb. 4. The state
board of auditors has declined to al
low Colonel Eli Sutton's bill for serv
ices performed for Governor Pingree
in looking up pardon cases; also the
bill of Judge Edward Cahiil for serv
ices performed for Governor Pingree.
Illinois Schoolmasters" Club.
Peoria. Ills., Feb. 4. The second
day's session of the Illinois School
masters' club closed at noon Saturday.
Alfred Bayliss. state superintendent
of public instruction, was elected
president; Professor F. S. Bogardus,
of Normal, ww made secretary.
Cavalry Coming: Home from Manila.
Washington. Feb. 4. Adjutant Gen
eral Corbiu has been informed by
General MacArthur'that the transport
Meade sailed from Manila Friday with
the Eleventh United States volunteer
cavalry. -onsisting of twenty-four offi
cers and "Mki enlisted men.
Andrade at Havana.
Havana. Feb. 4. Senor Andrade,
ex.-presiden t of Venezuela, has arrived
here from Porto Rico. He dtid not at
tempt to hide his identity, and regis
tered at the hotel. He denies that he
."s interested in a fiilibustering at
tempt. Winston Churchill Off for Home.
New York, Feb. 4. Winston S.
Churchill, M. I., war correspondent
and lecturer, was a pastaenger ou
loard the Cuuard steamship Etruria.
which sailed Saturday.
Wisconsin Man Dies ou a Train.
New Orleans. Feb. 4. S. P. Novelle,
f West Superior. Wis., died -suddenly
Saturday just before the Southern Pa
cific train reached this city.
A Philadelphia judge decided a man
was not 'bound to support a wife who
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YOU KNOW US.
Centennial Anniversary of
Great Chief "Justice Fit-
ELOQUENTTRIBUTES ARE PAID
Washington, Feb. 4. The centen
nial anniversary of the' installation of
John Marshall as chief justice of the
United States was commemorated
with impressive ceremonies in the
hall of the house today. The presi
dent, cabinet, members of the su
preme court, members of the senate
and house, diplomatic corps and dis
trict bar association attended as in
vited guests. Chief Justice Fuller
and Hon. Wayne MacVeagh delivered
elequent tributes on the work of the
At Iowa City.
Iowa City, Iowa. Feb. 4. Marshall
day was observed here this afternoon
by the state bar association. The
principal address was by John N.
Baldwin, - of Council Bluffs. This
evening occurs a banquet.
OVER DUE CAR FERRY
Milwaukee, Feb. 4. The Pere Mar
quette car ferry Muskegon due her
yesterday afternoon arrived safely this
morning. The ferry was unable to
locate the harbor in the storm and
was obliged to stay in the open lake
untilt he blizzard subsided.
FIRST UNDER THE NEW LAW.
War Department Acta Under Army Re
Washington, . Feb. 4. The firsi
general order issued by the war ua-.
partment in the txecniiv provisions
of the army reorganization act directs
the discontinuance of the sale of beer,
wine and intoxicatirg liquors on all
military reservations and army trans
ports. Orders were issued today.
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