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THE AltGUS, FltlDAY, JMAKCII 1, 1900.
PItlCE TWO CENTS.
ERICA f J S
Troops Exterminate Party
Found in Crest of a
BUT SUFFER LOSSES
Have 18 Killed and Many
Wounded Long Step in
Manila. March 9 An important ac
tion between American forces and hos
tile Moros has taken place at Jolo.
Fifteen enlisted men were killed and
four commissioned officers and 32 en
listed men wounded. The naval con
tingent operating with the military
sustained 22 casualties. The Moros
lost COO men killed.
Urn. Wood Itrport.
Maj. Gen. I.eonard Wood, command
er of the division of the Philippines,
reports as follows from Jolo:
"A severe action between troops of
the naval detachment and constabu
lary and hostile Moros has taken place
at Mount Dajo, near Jolo.
I.ntrd Over Night.
"The engagement opened during the
afternoon of March 7 and ended in the
morning of the Sth. The action in
volves the capture of Mount Dajo, a
lava cone 2,100 feet high, with the era
ter at its summit extremely steep. The
last 4m) feet were at an angle of CO
degrees, and there were 50 perpendic
ular ridges covered with a growth of
timber and strongly fortified and de
fended by an invisible force of Moros.
I.Ut of CaonaltleM.
"The army casualties were 15 en
listed men killed, a commissioned offi
cer -and four enlisted men wounded.
The naval casualties numbered 32.
Ensign H. D. Cooke, Jr., and Coxswain
Gilmore were severely wounded.
"The constabulary casualties were
Capt. John R. White wounded severe
ly; three enlisted men killed, and 13
wounded. Capt. Tyree Rivers, Lieut.
Gordon and Lieut. Wylie T. Conway
were slightly wounded.
CnL Dunron In Command.
"Col. Joseph W. Duncan, of the Cth
infantry, directed the operations. All
the defenders of the Moros' strong
hold were killed. Six hundred bodies
were found on the field. The action
resulted in the extinction of a band of
outlaws who recognize no chief and
had been raiding friendly Moros, and,
owing to their defiance of American
authorities, had stirred up a danger
ous condition of affairs.
Lifted by liloi k and Tnrkle.
"The artillery was lifted by block
and tackle a distance of 300 feet, into
a position on the lip of the crater.
Brig. Gen. Bliss and myself were pres
ent throughout the action. The at
tacking columns were commanded by
Maj. Omar Bundy, Capt. K. P. Lawton,
Capt. Rivers, Capt. L. M. Hoehler,
Capt. McClachlin and Lieut. Johnston.
"Officers and men engaged highly
commend the Moro constabulary, who
did excellent work, their casualties
numbering 17 out of 44 engaged. It is
impossible to conceive of a stronger
natural position that that attacked."
CHEAPER GAS ISSUE CARRIES
Robert L. Gregory Nominated by Dem
ocrats for Mayor of Kansas City.
Kansas City, Mo., March 9. Robert
L. Gregory, a wholesale groceryman of
this city, was nominated for mayor
over William T. Kemper, a grain deal-
r, in the democratic primaries yester
day. Mr. Gregory has waged his cam
paign on. a platform favoring cheaper
gas and no extension of any franchise
Miss Anthony Improves.
Rochester, March 9. Susan B. An
thony passed a fairly comfortable night
and her physician says the case shows
a slight improvement.
Russia May Experience Fresh
Massacres at Easter
St. Petersburg. March 9. Fears of
a renewal of Jewish massacres at Eas
ter, to which a deputation recently
called Premier WItte's attention, . ap
pear upon Investigation to have real
foundation. "Black hundred" organ
izations are conducting agitation to
slaughter "the enemies of Russia."
Circulars have .been prepared in St.
Petersburg calling for the extermina
tion of the Jews.
BAND, KILLING OFF 600
EYE ON OFFICERS
Peoria Taxpayers Form Organiza
tion to Keep Account on
WEALTHY MEN INTERESTED
Step Result of Recent Disclosures In
volving Dougherty and Sim
mons. Peoria, 111., March 9. Aroused by
the easy manner iu which the city was
swindled out of hundreds of thousands
of dollars by former Superintendent of
Schools X. C. Dougherty, and the du
plicity of Rev. George Simmons, the
suicide preacher, who also fleeced sev
eral hundred depositors of his bank,
over a score of prominent taxpayers
met yesterday afternoon and formed
an organization to be known as the
"Peoria Taxpayers" League of Peoria
OutllneM Three Labor.
The organization will be incorpora
ted, and the following line of labor,
adopted by the association, will be
carried out :
First To keep watch over the con
duct of public officials and public af
fairs. Second To prevent the waste and
misuse of public funds.
Third To take such action in regard
to the foregoing when occasion may
demand as may seem best for the in
terest of the taxpayers.
The members of this association re
cently instituted quo warranto pro
ceedings against the members of the
Peoria school board on the real ground
of neglect of duty, but based on an al
leged illegal election, and have threat
ened a grand jury investigation for
malfeasance in office.
Ilnrkrd by IJisr Taxpayer.
The heaviest taxpayers in the coun
ty are among the members of the or
ganization, and they intend to push in- j
craLjgauuiis aynmsi several city aim
county officials, claiming that the
taxes collected are being handled care
THE ORPHANS' HOME
Witnesses at Bloomington Commend
Work of Superintendent
Bloomington. 111.. March 9. Charges
preferred against the administration of
Supt. R. S. McCauley of the Soldiers
Orphans' home here were given a for
mal investigation yesterday before Rev.
ward A. Kelly of Chicago and J. F. Mc
Xulty of Carbondale, members of the
state board of public charities. The
principal allegations are that the man
agement is incompetent, the discipline
lax and that the institution is in a de
moralized condition generally. Supt.
McCauley and his friends say the
charges arise from the desire of John
Stillhammer, the principal complainant
to become superintendent. Prominent
citizens of Bloomington and Normal
who testified agreed, that the standard
of the institution was never so high
nor the management so efficient as
now, and that the condition had vastly
improved since Col. McCauley had tak
Overturning of Vehicle Causes Instant
Death of Prominent Italian
Rome, March 9. The marchioness
of Corsini, who was before her mar
riage the Princess Barberina Collonna
di Sciarra, was Instantly killed by the
overturning of her automobile, in
which she was riding with her husband,
the marquis of Corsini, master of the
king's horse. The marquis of Corsini
is the head of one of the oldest and
noblest families of Italy, dating back
to 1170, when the original Corsini was
one of the great men of Florence. The
title of count was conferred on the fam
ily by Emperor Charles IV. In 1371.
The title of marquis was granted in
1C52, and of Roman prince in 1732.
The latter title was confirmed In 1854.
Blizzard Gives Up Its Dead.
Harrison, Neb., March 9. The bo
dies of Mrs. Clinton Metz and her two
children, who were frozen to death
In the recent blizzard, have been found
a half mile from the Metz ranch. The
children became lost on the way home
from school and the mother wa3 lost
while searching for them.
Questian Again Occupies Senate
in Session Till After
CLOSE UNDER10-MINUTE RULE
Congressman Prince Nearly Succeed
in War on Rank of Lieutenant
Washington, March 9. Owing to the
fact that the senate took a recess in
stead of adjourning last night, Hover
idge was enabled to proceed' with his
speech in support of the joint statehood
bill when today's session began. Bev
eridge was liberally applauded by the
galleries when he concluded. The leg
islative session of Thursday came to
an end at 12 and the session of today
At the conclusion of routine business
consideration of the statehood bill was
resumed and Foraker took the floor to
make his first speech under the 10-min
Appropriation Hill Iteportetl.
Washington, March 9. The legisla
tive. executive and judicial appropria-
tion bill was reported to the house by
Litauer from the appropriations com
Prince nrlj- Sneeeeil.
Washington. D. C, March 9. Rep
resentative Prince ot Illinois almo
succeeded yesterday in securing action
bv the house upon his Dill providin
that tiie grade of lieutenant general
should exnire unon the retirement of
the officer holding it at the time th
measure became a law. .
Representative Grosvenor of Ohio,
an ardent champion of Gen. Henry C
Corbin, who is to be appointed lieu
tenant general upon the retirement of
the present holder of that grade, Gen.
Bates, was absent from the house yes
terday, but Representatives Dalzeil
Payne and Keifer championed iv
cause in fighting the adoption of the
No eel for OIHee.
Mr. Prince explained to the house
there was no need in time of peace for
an officer of the grade of lieutenant
general: that the high office should be
reserved for the person who had dis
tinguished himself in time of war;
that in view of the fact that the army
now has a chief of staff of the rank of
brigadier general, whose business it is
to prepare plan3 of campaign, it would
not be proper for this officer to be su
perior to the majors general and lieu
tenant general. Mr. Pinces arguments
were so effective that the house by a
vote of 103 against 39 decided to con
sider the bill. Representative Dalzeil
raised the point of no quorum and the
house adjourned. The bill being nn
finished business, it must be taken up
by the house at the next call of com
MINERS FIGHT AT ZEIGLER
Clash Between Negroes and Hungari
ans as Result of III Feeling.
Duquoin, 111., March 9. A fight oc
curred last night between negroes and
Hungarians employed in the coal mine
at Zeigler and several combatants on
both sides received injuries. It is said
that the riot resulted from ill feeling
that has been brewing for some time
between the two classes over labor dif
ferences. Guns, knives, razors and
clubs were brought into play, but fin
ally order was restored and the out
break was not resumed; today.
GOV. JOHNSON TO AID FISH
Four Others of Thomas Lawson's Com
mittee to Be Asked Also.
Minneapolis, Minn., March 9. Gov.
Johnson, as a member of the Lawson
insurance committee, has consented to
act with the Stuyvesant Fish commis
sion in the reorganization of the New
York Life and Mutual Life Insurance
companies. It is understood that the
governor, together with four others of
the Lawson committee, will be asked
to join the Stuyvesant Fish committee.
Coal Operators Meet.
Pittsburg, March 9. A conference of
coal operators of the Pittsburg division
met this morning for the purpose of
uniting on some definite policy for pre
sentation at the interstate convention
at Indianapolis on the 19th.
President Recommends Promotions.
Washington, March 9. The presi
dent today sent the following nomina
tions to the senate: Lieutenant colo
nels to be brigadier generals Loren
zo W. Cooke, Joseph M. Califf, Henry
S. Turrill, Crosby P. Miller. Colonel
to be brigadier general John W. Bubb.
Paris Suicide Ohio Girl.
Cincinnati, Ohio, March 9. Mrs.
Ethel Brown, whose body was found In
the Seine In Paris Wednesday, is be
lieved to have been a native of Fay
Replies to Demands in Note in
Constantinople, March 9. The port e
has yielded to American demands and
has informed the American legation
orders have been sent to Beirut to ad
mit duty free all consignments for
American schools in Syria.
Heady to Treat All Alike.
The same note declares the porte is
ready to accord the same official rec
INSURANCE MEN HAVE THEIR FIRST
CHANCE TO TALK ON PROPOSED LAWS
Albany, March 9. Probably never
before has a more remarkable gather
ing of life insurance men been as
sembled under a single roof than that
which met today in the state capitol in
connection with the hearing on the
pending amendments to the insurance
The hearing was before a joint spe
cial legislative insurance investigating
committee and was he first public op
portunity of insurance companies to ex
press themselves upon the provisions
NO CHARGE MADE
Coroner's Jury Fails to Accuse
William Arnold of Killing
IN HER1NGT0N. KAN., TRAGEDY
fci.usband Testifies at Inquest and
Now Under Arrest for Mur
der. Salina, Kan., March 9. (Special).
The coroner's jury in the matter of the
death of Mrs. Ida Arnold at Hcrington,
is reached a conclusion and in the
verdict says she enme to her deaih by
having her throat -nit with a razor in
the hands of an unknown person.
William Arnold, her husband, gave
his testimony and pending further in
vestigation by officials is held in jail
on the charge of murder in the first de
HOPE FOR SUCCESS
Encouraging Reports From White
Algeciras Presented to Cab
inet. Washington, March 9. Secretary
Root carried to the! cabinet meeting to
day an encouraging report from Am
bassador White regarding the session
held at Algeciras jesterday, at which
the Austrian proposition containing a
scheme for policing Morocco, accepta
ble to uermany, was presented, it is
the opinion of this government the out
look for a treaty is now favorable in
view of this latest step.
OIL CHIEFS VISIT ROOSEVELT
Rogers and Archbold Confer With the
"Washington, D. C, March 9 H. II.
Rogers and John J). Archbold of New
York, vice president of the Standard
Oil company, were in conference wit.i
President Roosevelt at the White
House last night Neither of them
would discuss the mature of their call.
EPITOME OF DOINGS IN
Washington, D. C, March 9. Follow
ing is a brief resume taken from the
official records of yesterday's proceed
ings in both houses of congress:
SBNATK The entire time of the sen-
it' was devoted to eviiem! lol;ite on
ne statehood bill.
Patterson opposed the measure as
w taHbivwhhe Mr. -ridg sup-
peeoh when ndjournment was taken at
:"( p. m., and he will be Riven an hour
today to conclude. Then amendments
will he considered tmtl 4 o'clock and
the final vote will be taken before ad-
HOI SK The house passed the Indian
ppropriatlon hill, carrying $7,78r.528.
'he members then proceeded to entan
gle themselves over the bill to abolish
the ?rude of lieutenant general. xhe
result was an adjournment at 5:30 p.
m. for lack of a quorum, but the vote
to consider the bill showed an over
whelming sentiment in its favor, and
it probably will be passed in due course.
The following resolutions were passed:
'ailing- on the secretary or state lor
he report of Herbert H. 1). Peirce on
he condition of American consulates
n the orient, and esneciallv Shanghai:
requiring' the postmaster general to re
port to the house whether Town Topics
s admitted to the mails-and whether
he government assists the publication
its occupation of extorting money ,
blackmail." The latter was from
POINT IN FAVOR
SCHOOLS IN SYRIA
Which He Says All Shall Have
United States Officials
ognition to American as to other
schools if a request to that effect is
presented to the proper department
for each institution separately.
Im Xol Kiioiii;h
This is not satisfactory to the Amer
ican legation, which now proposes to
apply more urgent pressure for recog
nition of four of the most important
of the 10 bills presented by the commit
tee to the legislature as a result of its
Alexander E. Orr. president of the
New York Life, said the enactment of
bills as they now stand would cut in
half the business of his company es
pecially as they would take effect im
mediately without, giving the company
a chance to confirm gradually to the
law. He declared the effects of legis
lation would be felt throughout the
country, and that responsibility rested
upon the committee.
HITS TRUNK LINES
Federal Government Begins Ac
tion at New York on W. R.
ON REBATES AND POOLING
Two Big Shippers Said to Have Been
Favored Big Roads Defend
ants. New York, Match 9. The United
States government has begun an in
quiry before the federal judge in this
district into charges which have been
brought by W. R. Hearst against prac
tically all the trunl lines running into
New York and aga.nst subsidiary con
cerns of the sugar trust.
The charge is that the railroads not
only have violated the law against re
bating by giving rebates to the Ameri
can Sugar company in different forms,
but also have violated the interstate
commerce act by entering into a pool
ing agreement whereby freight shipped
from New York by the trust over the
roads is divided on a fixed percentage
basis. Evidence which has been plac
ed in possession of the government, it
is asserted, will show that this agree
ment affected the American Sugar
company only and that that concern
was the only one that got a rebate, this
being therefore discrimination against
all other sugar concerns.
Two ( OBcrrnit CfiiM-crurd.
The only concerns of any importance
competing with the trust are Arbuckle
Bros., and the Federal Sugar company,
Spreckels' concern. The complaint Is
not brought by them.
The evidence was laid before Attor
ney General Moody in Washington
some weeks ago, and forwarded to the
district attorney here with instructions
to prosecute the matter at once be
fore the grand jury. Subpoenas were
served by the government two days
ago on five or six witnesses before the
grand jury . It is said they are clerks
in shipping offices. None of the high
officials, it is understood, have been
subpoenaed. The government expects
to finish the preliminary investigation
3Iii- Complaint m.
There are a dozen complaints. The
railroads mentioned are the New York
Central, the West Shore, the Pennsyl
vania, the Philadelphia & Reading,,
the Erie, the Delaware, Lackawanna
& Western, and the New York, New
Haven & Hartford.
The subsidiary concerns of the sugar
trust involved are said to be the
Brooklyn Cooperative companj'. Palm
er's Dock company, and Havemeyer &
Elder. There is a separate complaint
in each individual case, alleging the
giving of rebates, in violation of the
E) & complamt againgt a
the railroads colectively for pooling.
FOR ARBOR DAY OBSERVANCE
Governor Issues Proclamation Suggest
Springfield. 111., March 9. Gov.
Charles S. Deneen has issued a procla
mation designating Friday, April 20,
as Arbor and Bird day throughout Illi
nois and asking that appropriate exer
cises be held on that date.
Commission Names Engineer.
Springfield. III., March 9. The Illi
nois state highway commission has ap
pointed Prof. Ira C. Baker of the Uni-
versitv of Illinois as consulhne ensrm
DEATH SENTENCE CHANGED
TO A SHORT PRISON TERM
FOR ARMY REFORM
Plan Advocated by British Liberals
at Session of House of
MORE EFFICIENT, LESS COST
New Government Proposes to Depend
More Upon Navy and Reduce
Indon. March 9. The long expect
ed liberal plan for army reform was
introduced in the house of commons
yesterday and is so radical as to excite
In introducing the army estimate,
amounting to nearly '$150,000.00(1, Mr.
Haldane, the secretary of state for
war, said tne nueruis uiu not uesire io
destroy the army, but required greater
efficiency at less expenditure. The gov
ernment accepted what he denomina
ted as the "blue water" principle;
namely, that the navy at its present
strength was capable of defending
Great Britain from invasion, and,
though this strong navy was a costly
thing, it was useful, as it made it pos
sible to cut off much of what other
wise might be necessary army expen
Hoot I London DrfrnitrN,
in pursuance to this principle of de
pendence on the navy, it had been de
cided that the ammunition stores con
structed for the defense of London
were unnecessary and would immedi
ately be rooted up. Some 300 guns
mounted for defense purposes at var-
ous points along the coast will be
The troops at Weihaiwei, China, will
be withdrawn, and some colonial gar
risons w ill be reduced.
These changes, said the war minister,
did not involve an enormous sum, but
marked the beginning of economy.
The British army which was required
for over seas purposes must be of a
hii;h quality, which was not obtainable
through conscription, and should b
strictly limited in dimensions. The
size of the army depended chiefly on
policy, and Mr. Haldane wished tht
nations would consider together wheth
er a reduction could not be made In
the armament burden which was press
ing on every civilized nation.
PolntH In I ni('d Mitten.
The war minister said be thought
that the northwest frontier of India no
longer was endangered, and later he
pointed out that Great Britain was not
alone in spending enormous .sums for
the army. He instanced Germany and
Fiance, and added:
"The United States is an efficient
nation and confines itself to a regular
army of (J0.0t.i0 nu n. Nevertheless, that
army costs close to $115,000,000."
ECHO OF THE IROQUOIS FIRE
Company That Conducted Ill-Fated
Theater Declared Bankrupt.
Tienton, X. J., March 9. The Iro
quois Theater company, tbe Jersey cor
poration conducting the ill-fated Chi
cago playhouse of that name, where
occurred the holocaust of 1903. has
been put in bankruptcy in the United
States district court here. These
creditors are the petitioners, claiming
the company has committed an act of
bankruptcy by admitting insolvency:
T. M. Wilmarth & Co., $1,000; B. II.
Marshall, $3,000, and Frank J. Becker.
IS UNANIMOUS FOR
THE ANTI-PASS LAW
Iowa Senate Passes Bill Affecting Rail
ways and Telegraph and Tele
Des Moines, Iowa, March 9. The
Hughes anti-pass measure, prohibiting
railroads, street railways, telegraph
and telephone companies from issuing
passes to state and national officers.
with the exception of railroad commis
sioners and newspapers, passed the
senate by unanimous vote today.
ASK PRESIDENT TO AID CONGO
Public Meeting in Boston Adopts Reso
lutions Calling for Intervention.
Boston, Mass., March 9. With a
view to stirring up American senti
ment against the reported condition in
the Congo Free State, a public meet
ing was held in Tremont temple last
night under the auspices of the Congo
Reform association. The meeting
adopted resolutions calling upon the
president and congress to deal with
the situation in that country.
Wife's Love Valued at $700.
Wabash, Ind., March 9. A Jury yes
terday awarded Charles Bush $700
damages against Frank Lake for alien
ating the affections of Mrs. Bush.
Antoinette Tolla Will Not
Die for Murder.
ENDS HARD FIGHT
Or. Mathews Who Poisoned
Wife While Praying Found
Trenton, N. J.. March 9. The boh-
tence of death imposed upon Mrs. An
toinette Tolla for the killing of Joseph
Sonta was today commuted to 7i
years imprisonment by the court of
Greensboro, N. C.. March 9. Tho
jury in the cast- of Dr. J. B. Mathews,
charged with the murder of his wife,
returned a verdict this morning of
uilty of murder in the second degree.
Judge Ferguson sentenced the prisoner
to the penitentiary for 20 j'ears.
Mathews was released upon a idea of
insanity as a defense.
I'rrtrmlrd to I'rnj".
The most sensational allegation at
the trial was Mathews had injected
strychnine into his wife while she wan
ill and while pretending to be offering
prayer at her bedside.
TENNY'S DEATH FOUND
DUE TO NEIL'S BLOWS
District Attorney Announces No Posi
tive Charge of Murder Will Be
San Francisco, Cal., March 9. The
verdict of the coroner's Jury in the.
case of Harry "Tenny," the pugilist,
who died from the blows inflicted by
Frankie Xeil in their recent battle at
Mechanics' pavilion, follows:
"That death was caused by blows
inflicted in a boxing contest held at
Mechanics' pavilion on Feb. 2S, 190C,
by Frankie Xeil, and, further, that
there was gross negligence on the part
of the party or parties having charge
of the contest for not having the con
testants examined by a registered phy
sician prior to the exhibition, accord
ing to the Jaw, and we hereby hold said
parties indirectly responsible for the
death of said Harry Tennebaum."
Disctrict Attorney Langdon when
told of the coroner's verdict said: "In
view of the verdict I shall make no
positive charge of murder against the
promoters of the fight or parties parti
cipating. Further than that I do not
care to discuss the ca.se at this time."
STAND PAT ON RAIL RATES
Traffic Managers Make Few Changes
in "Lake and Rail" Schedule.
Xew York, March 9. At a meeting
of the trunk line traffic managers yes
terday the new "lake and rail" rates to
take effect on the opening of navigation
were decided on. Comparing with a
year ago they are half a centper bush
tl lower on wheat and flax, unchanged
on barley and oats, and half a cent
higher on rice and corn. The new
rates refer to the export business only.
MORE BOWLING RECORDS
Denver Pair Uile up Soore of 1,251 at
Salt Lake City.
Salt Lake City, March 9. In the
western bowling congress tournament
Kuppinger and Ell wort, of Denver,
broke all records in the two men team
race yesterday by piling up a total of
Justices and Constables Organize.
Springfield, 111., March 9. Justices
of the peace and constables from dif
ferent part's of the state yesterday or
ganized the Illinois State Justices and
Constables' association. Robert E.
Connolly, Springfield, was elected pres
ident. A GENERAL KILLED
Dominican Insurgents Start
Fight While Treating for
Washington, March 9. The state de
partment has received a cablegram
dated at Monte Christl, San Domingo,
yesterday, saying on the preceding day
while the terms of surrender were be
ing carried out between the govern
ment forces and the revolutionists, the
latter broke faith and there was a fight
in which two officers and six men wcra
killed, including Gen. Cepln. The rev
olutionists escaped to the bushes.