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After Surrendering the Town Insurgents
Attack American Troops.
REPLY WITH A WARM FIRE,
Rebels Are Driven Out of Town and Re?
tiring South Make a Stand. Where
an Engagement Follows, Continuing
Until Dark?Americans Are Rein?
t:. . I :
miles southeast of here, surren?
dered Wednesday, but the place has not
yel been occupied by American troops.
since their surrender the Filipinos have
flown Bags of truce, indicating their
submission, but [his afternoon they open?
ed lire upon some detatched troops of the
First California infantry stationed near?
ly north of the town.
The Californians replied with a hot tire,
driving the rebels out of the town.
The insurgents moved south and made
a stand. An engagement followed, con?
tinuing until dark.
The Californians in the meantime are
reinforced by companies from the First
Washington ami First Idaho regiments,
and the Utah light artillery. The former
Spanish river gunboat Laguna de Bay is
now on the way to shell the enemy's rear.
It is supposed that the insurgents, who
evacuated the town under its surrender;
had been secretly gathering at Patros un?
der cover of dag of truce for several lays,
with the object of making the attack
which was made this afternoon.
FIGHT AT CALOOCAN.
Another Victory for American Troops.
Manila, Feby! 11.-2:30 p. m.?Early
today the monitor Monadnock and the
cruiser Charleston began dropping Fhells
into the rebel camp between Caloocan and
The em my's sharpshooters in the jungle
on the American left had been particu?
larly annoying since daylight, so the Third
Artillery drove the rebels out of the jungle
Bass, mi artist representing Harper's
Weekly, was shot in the arm yesterday.
The loss of the enemy is estimated at fully
50 killed and wounded to one American
killed or wounded.
KNOCKED OUT BY HEAT.
Manila, Feb. 11.-5:25 p. m.?The beat
today knocked out many more of our men
than did the Filippino bullets, especially
in the mars!: lands north of Malabon,
where the Kansas regiment was stationed.
Fully a score of them v.ere taken to the
}?f::>ong the incidents of the day it is
cited that Privates Hartley and Fitch, of
the.Tbirteeuth Minnesota Begiments, were
botii wouuded in the legs by the same
bullet, and Private Mitchell, of Company
B, of the Kansas regiment, while assistin?:
a couple of men to tlie rear, was shot in
? the left arm. The railroad is now open tc
Caloocan, and supplies for the troops art
beiiu forwarded by rail.
THE ATTACK OX CALOOCAN.
Manila, Feb. 11.-11:50 a. in.?The fol
lowing additional particulars regarding the
capture of Caloocan have been obtained:
The insurgents had been concentratinj
their forces for days at Caloocan, and
Major General Edwell S. Otis, the Amer
lean commander.here was determined to at?
tack th in. He instructed his command'
ers accordingly, and requested the assist?
ance of the naval forces under the com?
mand of Bear Admiral Dtwey. Majoi
General MacArthur reported that all was
ready and at S o'clock he received the fol
"The commanding general orders yoi
to go ahead with the programme."
The attack began immediately. Th<
monitor .Monadnock and the cruise;
CrWlcston shelled the Caloocan and tin
cofffpy north of it for half an hour
General Mac-Arthur's artillery also did el
fective work from a hill in the rear.
Brigadier General Harrison Gray Otis
with bis brigade, consisting of the Kansa
regiment, the Montana regiment and th
Third Artillery, regular, actirg as infan
try. advanced handsomely, pushing foi
ward in the face of the Filippino bullets a
cheerfully as if tliey had been snowballs
The enemy was utterly routed and fled t
At G o'clock "Cease firing" and "Be
call" were sounded. The troops wer
then well through Caloocan and nortl
General MncArthur established his lei
at Caloocan and strengthened his lines lb
By the capture of Caloocan the contrc
of much of the rolling stock of the Mo
nila-Dagupan railroad was obtained.
The city is now quieter and business i
better than at any time since the oul
break of hostilities.
The American losses yesterday wer
three men killed an 32 wounded. Amon
the latter are gallant Lieutenant Cole
nel Bruce Wallace, of the Montana n
iment, and lieutenant of the Second Ca\
airy, who was shot through the lung win!
leading a charge across the open grounc
The enemy lost heavily.
PRECISION OK CLOCKWORK.
London, February 11.?Dispatch I
JfrnAter's Telegram Company from Manili
describing the capture of Caloocan dwel
on the excellence of the American plai
and the precision with which they wei
carried out. The dispatch adds :
"At 4 p. m. the American ships cease
tiring. Then the army tired three pimp
at an interval of ten seconds, signalling
the advance of the whole line, the Kansas
regiment leading through the jungle. The
j rebel's left wing was diverted by Major
Bell and a hundred men. It was like
clockwork. There was no hitch anywhere.
"The rebels, estimated to have number?
ed ten thousand men, were demoralized
by the shells. The Americans advanced
in open order.
"At 500 yards there was a halt and then
a charge, and the rebels stampeded from
their trenches, which were admirably con?
structed. The Americans refrained from
wasting ammunition, but rushed on with?
out tiring and used their bayonets and the
butts of their rifles. There was heavy
"The railroad is practically uninjured.
"Today the ships are shelling beyond
"The Americans will probaly reach Mal?
abon today and Malolas in a fortnight.
LETTER FROM OREGON.
That State and Adjoining States Have
Many Acres of Land Open for
Mr. \V. G. Young recently received a
letter fiom a gentleman at Portlani, Ore?
gon, in which he sets forth briefly the ad?
vantages for settlers in the Northern Pa?
cific States. In recent years a good many
people from Southwest Virginia have
moved to that country, and some have
u'one from Tazewell. Others are thinking
of seeking homes in new countries, and
thinking the letter would be of interest to
such persons we have asked the privilege
of publishing the letter, w hich has been
granted by Mr. Young. The letter is as
Portland, Oregon, Feb. 1899.
Mr. W. G. Yo?NG,
Tazewell, Tazewell. Co.
Your communication to the Pacific
Northwest Immigration Board, has been
referred to this office for a reply.
I have caused to be sent you today a few
copies of a book of resources published by
this company, and will be glad to give you
any general information which you re?
There are in the states of Oregon,Wash?
ington and Idaho, millions of acres of
government lands open for location, con?
sisting of agricultural, timber and grazing
lands. In addition to this, lands held
by private owners may be secured in
small tracts, or in bodies sufficiently large
to establish a colony. The latter lands
may be had in prices ranging all the way
from >'?. to 520. per acre, either for cash
or on partial payments, and balance with
There is probably today no portion of
the United States which can oiler better
advantages to those desiring to locate in a
new country, than in the Pacific North?
west. 'It is especially adapted to diversi?
fied farming. Markets are good, and will
continue to improve, as the trade of this
portion of the country increases with the
Orient, Hawaii and the Philippines. All
cereals are grown in abundance, except
corn, which is not cultivated on an exten?
sive scale. Fruits and vegetables are
raised in abundance, and a good market is
found for the same, not only on this coast,
but for eastern shipments.
I would suggest that if there is any
number of people who desire to make
tins change, that one of the number bese
lected to spy out the country, and all con?
tribute toward the expense. This is the
most satisfactory way of determining the
conditions of the diileient portions of the
country in order to properly settle a colony
to its advantage.
If you can give me some idea of lands
which you desire, 1 will be very glad to
give you further information.
II. 11. HuBLBoitr,
G. P. A.
Col. A. Fulkerson returned today from
Richmond, Va., where he took the depo?
sition of James F. Seabright in the con?
tested election case of Gen. Walker vs.
Judge Rhen. The testimony is under?
stood to have been very damaging to the
latter, showing, it is said, very gross irreg?
ularities practiced by the Judges little
Fridays.?Bristol News, 11th inst.
Death of a Venerable Citizen.
On Monday night Mr. F. M. Jones, one
of the oldest citizens of the tow n, died at
the residence of his son-in-law, Mr. James
Kitts. The deceased was born in Bot
etourt county, Virginia, in the year 1818,
and was, therefore, eighty-one years old
at the time of Iiis death, lie had lived in
Tazewell county for thirty years, in early
life he joined the Methodist church, and
for more than sixty years has consistently
retained bis membership in that church.
Those who knew him well testify to the
fact that he lived a uniform, quiet, Chris?
tian life, and was entitled to the esteem of
all that enjoyed his acquaintance. He
had been a great sufferer for a number of
years, but hore his sullerings bravely and
On Wednesday morning at 11 :30 o'clock
funeral services were held at the residence
of Mr. Kitts, conducted by Bev.'Geo. Bus
ton, and assisted by Rev. W. W. Buff.
At the conclusion of those services the re?
mains were taken to the old cemetery and
buried by the side of the wife of the de?
ceased, who died about twenty years ago.
The deceased is survived by four daughters
and two sons, and twenty-two grand
The earthquake shocks that were felt
here on Monday morning were severer
at many other points in Southwest Vir?
ginia than at this place. They were felt
also in the eastern part of the state, in
North Carolina, Tennessee and Ohio.
At Badford people were so alarmed,
when they were aroused from sleep, that
they were preparing to rush out in the
snow and cold, when the shock ceased.
At Pulaski and Wytheville the quakes
were very severe. Of course in Giles there
was a heavy shaking up.
BY GEN. MILLER.
Our Troops Occupy the Town?Ameri?
can Troops Uninjured.
BOMBARDED BY WARSHIPS,
Demand on the Governor for Surrender
He Responded by Preparing to Do
fend His Position?The Petrel and
the Baltimore Then Shelled the
Washington, Febrnray 13.?Shortly
before midnight, Adjutant General Cor
bett made public the following dispatch
from Major General Otis, reporting the
capture of the the town of Iloilo by the
American forces under General Miller on
the 11th instant :
Manila, February 13.?General Miller
repons from Iloilo that town taken on the
the 11th instant and held by troops. In?
surgents given until evening of 11th to
surrender, but their hostile action brought
on engagement during the morning. In?
surgents tired native portion of the town,
but little loss of property to foreign in?
habitants. No casualties among the
United States reported.
Manila, February 14.?9:4."> a. m.?The
United States gunboat Petrel arrived late
last evening with dispatches from Briga?
dier General Marcus P. Miller to Major
General Otis, announcing that Iloilo had
been taken by the combined ellbits of the
military and navel forces on Saturday
General Miller on receipt of bis in
strutions at Manila, sent native commis?
sioners ashore from the United States
transport St. Paul with a communication
for the rebel governor of Iloilo, calling on
him to surrender within a stated time and
warning him not to make demonstration
in the interval.
The rebels immediately moved their
gunsand prepared to defend their position.
Thereupon the Petrel fired two shots, the
rebels immediately openins tire on her.
The Petrel and Baltimore then bombard?
ed the tow n, which the rebels having set
on lire, immediately evacuated.
American troops were promptly lan Jed
and extinguished the fires in all cases of
foreign property, but not before consider
able damage had been done. It is be
leived that the enemy's loss during the
bombardment wasiieavy; but no Ameri?
can casualties are reported.
.1. N. Harman and V. L. Sexton have
formed a partnership in Fire, Life and
Accident Insurance business, under the
firm name of Tazewell Insurance Agency.
They say if you want to save money you
can do so by Consulting them.
A NOTEWORTHY DEPARTURE.
Sixty Cents Worth of Entertainment for
Only Five Cents.
It has been considered wonderful to
publish a magazine for 10 cents containing
as much reading matter as would be given
in 50 columns of the average newspaper.
But the Great "Philadelphia Sunday
Press" comes to the front with the an?
nouncement that beginning nextTSunday,
February 10, it will be so enlarged that
eich number will contain six times as
much reading matter as any ten cent
magazine. Just think of it! For five
c uts you can get "The Philadelphia Sun
d.iv Press" and lind as much entertain?
ment and instruction as if you spent sixty
cents fur magazines. Look out for next
"Sunday's Press." It will be a wonder.
If you want to renew your policy give us
a chance to make figures with you.
Tazewell Insurance Agency.
In the District Couit of the United
States for the Western District of
Virginia, at IIarrisonburg,on?the4th inst.,
Judge John Paul made the following order:
In compliance with the provisions of
Section 28 of the Act to establish a uni?
form System of Bankruptcy throughout
the United States which provides:
"Courts of bankruptcy shall by order de?
signate a newspaper published within
their respective territorial Districts and
in the county in which the bankrupt re?
sides, or the major part of the property is
situated, in which notices required to be
published by this Act and orders which
the court may direct to be published,
shall be inserted," the court designates the
following papers in the counties named.
17 ItEKEBEK DISTKICT.
Tazewell: The Tazewell Republican,
Tazewell. Bland:?The South and West,
Bland. Buchanan:?The Messenger,
Time-^ried and Fire-Tested
are the companies represented by the J.
F. Hurt Insurance Agency. In the great
Chicago Ore, in 1871,where over two thou?
sand acres of solid city were swept away,
or an area of nearly four square miles, the
companies in this agency paid their losses,
in full, while eighty other companies were
bankrupted. Seven companies m this
agency alone paid ninteen millions of dol?
lars. Thirteen months later the great Bos?
ton fire swept away seven hundred and
eighty brick and stone buildings in
the heart of the city, and these same
seven companies were called on to con?
tribute eight millions moi d; and again
they paid their losses in full, while some
forty companies that escaped the Chicago
lire were bankrupted by the Boston fire.
Why should you take a policy in a com?
pany that has not been tested, when a
policy in one of theie old, reliable compa?
nies will cost you no more?
vHELL, VA., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16
FOR CONTINUED COLD.
The Prospect as Reported by the Wea?
Washington, February 11.?The Wea?
ther Bureau tonight issued the following :
While the cold wave continues generally
east of the Rocky Mountains, except in
Florida, it lias been characterized by a re
narkably low temparturei in the vicinity
?f Washington and a further fall in the
Carolinas. In the latter districts, they
ire from 2 degrees to 20 degrees below the
reezing point, while at Washington this
norning the minimum temperature irastl5
legrees below zero, one degree lower
han the lowest previous record, which
vas 1-1 degrees below zero on Janury 1,
The Mississippi Valley there has been
mother fall of from six degrees to 10 de
Tees, except in the central portion, and
he temperature ranged from (i degrees to
4 degrees below zero, a fall since last
light of from li degrees to 16 degrees.
In the lower Missouri Valley, middle
lope and the Southwest, the temperature
ias fallen from 10 degrees to 40 degrees ;
he zero line extends to the northern boi?
ler of Texas, and there was a severe nor
her from Nebraska and Colorado south?
ward, warnings i f whiclf were issued Fri
lay n'ght. In the west Gulf tempera?
nces are again from 4 degrees to S degrees
>elow the freezing point, while in the
Vest and Northwest they are from IS de
rees to 30 degrees below zero.
At Havre, Montana, this morning, the
emperature was 40 degrees below zero,
rbile from the lower Missouri Valley
OUthwestward into northern and north
astern Texas, the temperatures tonight
re from 2 degrees to 12 degrees below
ny previous record for the second decade
A remarkable feature of this cold wave
as been the abnormally high pressure of
lie past two days. From Nebraska north?
ward and northwestward the baromo
er has read 31 inches or over, with a
maximum reading this morning of 31.42
lehes in Southern Assinibo, Iowa.
The cold weather will continue and
lure will be a decided full in temperature
n the Gulf coast, with freezing weather,
n the northern third of Florida, freezing
reatber is probable Sunday night, and
message to this effect has been issued. In
lie extreme Northwest, some moderation
f the extremely cold weather is pobable.
Cold wave signals are displayed on the
iulf co?.st from Pensacola to Browns
ille, and Meridian and Montgomery, and
torm northeast signals on the Gulf coast
coin New Orleans to Brownsville.
' LOCAL ITEMS,
WHAT HAS RECENTLY TRANSPIRED
IN THE COUNTIES OK THIS
Ihe Abingdon Democrat says the pasto?
rate of St. James Episcopal church, at that
place, which has been vacant for some I
months, will soon be filled.
Mr. Charles Palmer, ofSaltville, Va., re?
cently went to Florida to ship a car load
of cattle to Cuba.
Mr. A. L. Hull'will plant on his farm,
the celebrated James Byars farm, near
Glade Spring, one hundred acres in pota?
toes the coming season.
The people of the town of Pulaski are
now agitated over the question of electric
lights. Persons have been trying to ob?
tain a franchise for putting in and operat?
ing an electric plant, but there is opposi?
tion to granting such a franchise, many of
the citizens insisting tiiat the town should
have its own plant.
The Democrats of Washington county
have decided to hold a convention and
nominate candidates for county offices.
The Republicans and Watermelons declare
that they will beat the Democrats who
control the organization.
IS IT ANDREE?
Siberian Natives Report Three Bodies
and Wreck of a Balloon.
CERVERA TO BE PROSECUTED.
Krasnovarsk, Siberia, Feb. 10.?A gold
mine owner named Monastryrschin has
received a letter saying that a tribe of
Tunguses, inhabiting the Timm- Peninsula,
North Siberia, recently unformed the Rus?
sian chief of police of the district, that on
January 7th last, between Komo and Pit,
in the Province of Yeniseisk, they found
a cabin constructed of cloth and cordage,
apparently belonging to a balloon.
Close by were the bodies of three men,
the head of one badly crushed. Around
them were a number of instruments, the
uses of which were not understood by the
The police chief lias started for the spot
to investigate, and it is believed that the
bodies are those of the aeronaut Herr
Andree and his companions.
lourt Decides He Must Answer for Dis?
aster at Santiago.
Madrid, Feb. 11.?The Supreme Milita
y Court, which has under consideration
lie loss of the Spanish squadron at San
iago de Cuba on July 3rd la&t, has de
ided to prosecute, in connection with the
is aster, Admiral Cervera and Comman
er Emilio Diaz de Mereu, former cap?
on of the destroyed cruiser Cristobal
Card of Thanks.
So many of my friends were exceedingly
kind to me when my little son Bowen re?
cently received such a painful injury, I
desire to return them my warmest thanks.
Fearing that I may not be able to person?
ally express my gratitude to each of them,
I take this method of tendering each and
all my profoiindest thanks.
Mrs. Jen-nib. Ratliff.
3? ???r??C>0??>(??0> <8>*? tM>??Ct>t?*M\>*??*m>tm>>Vi
Ever written is conceded to be Abraham J
Lincoln's address, commencing: "Four- |
score and seven years ago our fathers I
brought forth upon this continent a new J
nation, conceived in liberty, etc." As time j
rolls on lovers of our common language see I
more than ever to admire in the plain ele- J
gance of that address. But people of Taze- |
wel) who weekly scan the advertising pages I
of their local paper will admire what we are J
about to say only for the dollars and cents j
in it. It is this: We have on the bargain J
table 42 pairs of ladies' fine shoes, Carlisle j
make, opera and common sense toes, plain J
and patent leather tips. You'll doubtless J
recognize in this lot shoes you paid $2.25,
$3.00 and $3.50 per pair for last season.
Sizes 2, 2*, 3 and 3J, at $1.00 per pair.
You say, " why are you selling them for
One Dollar?" We answer, bejiuse they
are old styles, broken lots, and we 'do not in?
tend to give them shelf room longer. We
will need all shelf space for new stock.
This is our reason for offering you choice
of the lot for One Dollar a pair.
Somebody will get the shoes if you pro?
j Harrisson & Gillespie
Who did not buy Pickles from
us last week; who is not a Cus?
tomer of ours; who is not ac?
quainted with the quality of q
Pickles we sell. We beliave
our Pickle stock is up-to-date.
We know the quality is first
Those who buy Pickles here
come back for more. They say:
"Your Pickles are fine; better
JSTON & SONS
Leading Retailers of
The Best 1 ot_i r*
And tho Chonpot*t
Is-* tlit; C_T?_-11_-1 >i-r > L?_-cl
' It is pure, straight Flour. Why eat impure flour
when you can get the best so cheap?'
The Leading Pianos
Of the World:
Co novo t,
FACTORY PRICES. EASY PAYMENTS.
Bluefield, W. Va.
FARMERS! HI IL
The time for PLOWING is here. We|
have in stock ready for delivery
200 Hillside Plows,
in Sizes No. 1, No. v2, No. 2 and No. 3.
50 Level Land Plows
in Sizes corresponding with their
No. 40 and No. 20.
We have also a large stock of repairs for the above Plows. If your merchant does not j
keep the above, write us direct.
THISTLE PLOW AND FOUNDRY CO.,
Is a dreadful
Disease, and is
Of the throat and
The disease must
Be cured or the
Child may be lost.
To prevent croup
Use Lan don's
" Ozo "
Which is made up
Directly on the
Entirely and at
The same time
Up the bronchial
Do not delay,
But buy a bottle
" Ozo "
And be ready for
A large bottle
a The Pharmaceutical Economist.
? F. P. LANDOW, Ph. G.
9 "He fills the Prescriptions."
Every drop of hlood that was drawn
from the black bodies of the Filipinos
Saturday and Sunday will have to be
atoned for by the American people sooner
or later.?Pulaski News-Review.
If there is any atonement in the future,
from any one, for the unfortunate recent
bloodshed in the Philippines it will have
to come from those obstinate Senators
who obstructed the ratification of the
treaty and encourged the Filipinos to
rashly attack the United States troops.
The blood is staining their hands, not only
the blood of the Filipinos but of the Am?
erican soldiers who fell and will fall in bat?
tle at Manila.
Aguinajdo made another exhibition of
his lack of courage and honor by placing
the Ygorotes, who were only armed with
bows and arrows, in the front when the as?
sault was made on the American troops
at Manila. He told them it was the post
of honor.and they found it the post of de?
struction. No wonder the chief of the
Ygorotes swears vengeance against the
Senator Allen, of Nebraska,has been rais?
ing a racket over some of the appropitions
bills because the Government has,he says,
too many "dead-heads" on its pay rolls.
In a discussion of one of the bills last ,veek
in speaking of the employes of the Govern?
ment in Washington, he said there were
about 50,000 in all and that'there were 10,
??0 too many or the latter number were
deadheads. In the discussion it develop?
ed that the Government- has only about
10,000 employes in all in Washington.
It looks like there are some blockheads in
the Senate, Allen among the number.
A few Democratic papers at the South
still continue to sneer at the policy of
President McKiuley toward the Philip?
pines, but none of thtni are able to sug?
gest another policy. These fault-tinders
ought to suggest something sensible or
stop criticising the policy of the man who
has so far shown more wisdom and pa?
triotism than all the grumblers combined.
The Lynchburg News has published in
its editorial columns since the troubles at
Manila commenced some very clever and
liberal articles in reference thereto. They
have been free from partisan criticism of
the President and the action of our troops
at Manila. The News places the respon?
sibility for the lighting at the door of
Aguinaldo and his unwise advisers.
The Kichmond Times calls Colonel
"Coin" Harvey and Hon. Arthur Sewall,
late vice-Presidential candidate on the
Bryan ticket, "a precious pair." It Bays
"Harvey was a fakir and an adventurer
from the beginning and he is Keeping it
up. Sewall was bred in an atmosphere of
New England protection, and be has be?
lieved all along in government subsidies."
These propositions of the Times, no doubt,
are true, but all the same the "precious
pair" of fakirs are much more influential
with the Virginia Democracy than is the
Times. Modern Democracy is a fake and
i its proper leaders are fakirs.