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THE ARIZONA ; : Thou G AWord Jr 0 Supt Ar Dp Library of OoiigrossJ TENTH YEAE. PIKENIX, ARIZONA, FK1DAY MOBNIN6, NOVEMBER 24, 1899. VOL. X. NO, 189. QUIET AT KfflBERLEY No Fighting on the West Side Last Week. SERIOUS TROUBLE IN NATAL! Boers Pushing Forward Afler the Manner of Conquerors Shelling British Camp at Moot River The Dutch Constantly Infllcling Sur prises on the Relieving Column South of Ladysmith. London, Nov. 23. The war office this evening Issued a dispatch from Cape town which Is a brief diary of events at Kimberley from November 12 to No vember 17. It shows that no serious engagements occurred between those - dates; that the British losses have been infinitely small and that the Boer losses were very small. An., official dispatch from Sir Alfred Milner to Mr. Chamberlain reports that thus far the efforts of the Boers to provoke an uprising among the Ba autos to start a civil war hav. been unsuccessful. A DUTCH RISING. London, Nov. 23. The war office has received a dispatc.h from General Forster-Walker at Capetown which contains information that the Dutch rising continues in Broken Nail dis trlct. The police at Moltens report that armed Dutch have left Kradock (Cape Colony) to join the rebels at Broken Nail, taking with them armed natives. Boers are reported coming from Natal to the vicinity of Bloemfontein. Tele graphic communication with Belmont has been reopened and a heavy engage ment Is reported. The postmaster at Hopetown reports that the Kuruman people have defeated the north rebels. A BRITISH VICTORY. London, Nov. 23. The secretary of war . has received the following dis patch through General Forster-Walker from General Methuen, dated Belmont, November 23: "Attacked the enemy at daybreak this morning. He was in a strong position. Three ridges were carried in succession, the last attack being prepared by shrapnel. The en emy fought with courage and skill. Had I attacked later I should have sus tained heavy loss. Our victory was complete. Have taken forty prison ers." AN ARTILLERY DUEL. Mooi River, Natal, Nov. 23. The Boer guns began to shell this camp at five a. m. The British artillery is in a po sition on the high ground to the east, west and north of the station. The artillery duel was continued until eight, when it ceased for an hour. The Boers recommenced at nine o'clock and dropped three shells into camp. They are still firing at Intervals with no dam- j age, although their aim Is good. The j patrol of Thornycroft's horse returned i irom the direction of Rosetta and re ports all quiet there. INVADING BOERS. .. London, Nov. 23. The fact that fresh portions of Natal are being overrun daily by Boers is producing exaspera tion in Cape Colony and intense hu miliation in Great Britain, where the idea of the possible extensive violation of British soil was contemptuously dis missed in the early stages of the war. Rumors that a peace deputation from President Kruger is on the way to Cape Town for the purpose of ascertaining the terms upon which an immediate cessation of hostilities can be secured, are discredited, and it is said if such a deputation has been sent it will meet with scant courtesy, as those who are conducting the war will be satisfied with nothing less than dictating the terms of peace at Pretoria after a pa rade of British strength through the Transvaal. Meanwhile from the scanty and emasculated dispatches which ar drib bling in from the front it is difficult to form an opinion of the true situation. The Boer invaders are occasioning con stant surprises. They have already cut off two portions of the Ladysmlth re lieving force from their base of supplies and with great rapidity are advancing on Pietermaritzburg with howitzers and other artillery. General Clery's situation, it would appear, must be becoming intolerable, so serious fight ing may be expected at any time. o INDIANA Y. M. C. A. Gathering of the tions State Associa- Anderson, Ind., Nov. 23. The Young Men's Christian association of Indiana will meet in thirtieth annual conven tion here tonight and continue in ses sion through the week. Already dele gates are pouring Into the city on every train, and by tomorrow morning be tween 700 and 800 will -be here. The cities most numerously represented are Indianapolis, Muncie, Fort Wayne, Portland, Wabash, Logansport, South Bend and Elkhart. Prominent among the speakers announced for the three days' sessions are O. L. Shuey of Day ton, O., president of the last interna tional convention; C. J. Hicks of New Yorw city, railroad secretary of the in ternational association: George Glea son of New York city, college secretary of the international committee; W. A. Kling, state secretary of Ohio; (y C Michener of Chicago, field secretary of the international committee, and Dr. W. O. Morehead of Xenia, O. Gover nor Mount has also accepted an invita tion to address the delegates at one of the sessions. A prominent feature of the convention will be the musical pro- , , v,;,.h i i hv0 r,f r:,,- I T. Howser of Chicago, formerly general . secretary at Cincinnati. The welcoming meeting tonight is to be .held in the First M. E. church and the subsequent business sessions will be divided among the leading churches 0f the city. AGUINALDO AS HE IS D Soldier, Married to a Nativr, Tells the Story. Howard, R. D., Nov. 2.1. Orman Os bon, one of the former members of the First regiment of South Dakota volun teers, but who remained in the Phil ippine islands, writes his father. Ed itor Osbon of the Howard Spirit, an interesting letter in reference to the character and methods of Aguinaldo. Mr. Osbon is married to a native girl, Antonina, and thus, through her, has exceptional opportunities of ascertain ing the views of the Filipinos. He writes as follows: "I will try to give you, as well as the brief limits of a letter will permit, my opinion of the Filipinos, both insur rectos and amigos. Antonina has an uncle who is a captain in Aguinaldo's army. I was among them a good deal before the outbreak and could tell you things that would tax your credulity. Aguinaldo is a selfish, unprincipled ad venturer, seeking only his own advan tage. His army is made up largely of the lawless and ignorant, with many adventurers like himself and a sprink ling of zealots who imagine they are fighting for liberty. He has induced some to join him by playing on their superstition or their fear. "I have seen many prisoners and de serters whom he has taught that he was endowed with a supernatural power which made him bullet-proof (but I notice he is very careful to keep out of the range of our Krags) and that the Americans are Inhuman and do not spare either age or sex. If this fails to induce them to join him, he burns their houses and forces them into his ranks. "I have read several copies of his paper, La. Independencia, and it is al- ways full of his victories. One issue which I read told of thousands of Americans killed at Manila; that the insurgents held all the principal ports, and ln two weeks he would drive the Americans aboard their ships. Pris oners say he told them they would soon take Manila, and promised them a car nival of murder, plunder and fire. This is the kind of a patriot (?) Pettigrew and his followers are lauding as a hero. If they had the courage to come out here and fight for the cause they favor they would deserve less contempt. "Intelligent law-abiding Filipinos de spise Aguinaldo, but they also fear him. They are glad to see our army come into their towns. When we ar rived here (Bacalor) they flocked in with presents of rice, fruit and chick ens enough to feed us well until our train arrived." BRYAN MAY BE SENATOR If Defeated for President He M.y Succeed Thurston Washington, Nov. 23. A dispatch from Lincoln, Neb., says: There is no doubt in the minds of democratic lead ers that William Jennings Bryan could have the appointment to the United States senate should Senator Hayward die. But Col. Bryan declares that he would not accept it. Allen lost the senatorial succession by a fluke, and Bryan believes that Allen is entitled to have the senator ship to succeed Thurston in 1901 or in ! Hayward's place. This would leave the legislature of 1901 to elect two sen ators. Bryan will try for the presi dency in 1900, and if he loses he and Allen will be elected senators in 1901. The only obstacles would be that it might be republican. This is unlikely, as fusion will likely carry Nebraska in 1900. DESTRUCTIVE STORMS. Little Rock, Nov. 2!. A report from Logan county says the storm at Maga zine and Boonviile destroyed much property, killed many cattle and tvvo persons. AG. LOST HIS HAT The Insurgent Leader in a Disheveled State. Stopped at Bayambang Only Long Enough to Get His Breath and a New Horse There Was Severe righting North of Hollo. Manila, Nov. 22. A Spanish porpnr.il captured by the Filipinos, has arrived here from Tailac. He says he saw Aguinaldo accompanied by prominent leaders and fifteen men arrive at Bay ambang during the night of Novem- ber 13, hatless and his clothes torn and ! spattered with mud and his horse ex- nausted. Aguinaldo it aDnears. rested a short time. He seemed anxious and con sulted with his companions and the vil lagers as to the nature of the roads, secured fresh horses and proceeded im mediately tovard Mangalaren, in Pangasiman province, west of Bayam bang. FOUR AMERICANS KILLED. Manila, Nov. 23. Severe fighting north of Iloilo began Tuesday, Novem ber 21. Four Americans were killed and fifteen wounded, including three offi cers. The insurgents are retreating to Santa Barbara, but the lighting con tinues. The rebels were in superior force and made a gallant stand, covering their retreat well. The superior arms of the Americans with their military disci pline finally dislodged them and they fell back hotly pursued by the Ameri cans. The names of the American killed and wounded have not been reported and the Filipino loss is not I known. MORE SMALLPOX. San Francisco, Nov. 23. Three new cases of smallpox were discovered to- day among the enlisted men of the Forty-eighth (colored) infantry, now quarantined at Angel island. This this province, accompanied by Lieuten makes eight at that station. There are ant Brooks, will start for New York to four at the Presidio. - morrow. I EXCLUDING THE STANDARD. Lincoln, Neb., Nov. 23. Proceedings were begun in the supreme court to day by Attorney Gener.al Smith against the Standard Oil company. The court 'S asked to deny the company the right ; of doing business in Nebraska on the 1 ground that it is a trust and that it is engaged in a conspiracy against trade and business. TO INVESTIGATE GALLINGER. Washington, Nov. 23. The civil ser l vice commission has adopted the re port of the subcommission to investi ( gate tje charges of political assess j ments preferred against Senator Gal linger of New Hampshire, and has de , cided to refer all the papers in the case to the attorney general. A PROTECTING CRUISER. Caracas, Venezuela, Nov. 23. The United States steamer Detroit is about to leave for Carthagena, Colombia, to protect American interests. TO SAIL THIS MORNING. San Francisco, Nov. 23. The trans ports Ohio and Indiana are anchored in the stream tonight. They will probably sail before morning for Manila. THE KENTUCKY ELECTION. Louisville, Ky., Nov. 23. The last of the official returns have now been cer tified by the county boards of can vassers and probably within a week the state election commissioners at Frankfort will begin their task of de termining which ticket was elected November 7. LOCOMOTIVE FIREMEN. Pittsburg, Nov. 23. Th6 meeting of the protective board of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen, which was held here during the past two days, resulted in a demand for higher wages. A DIRIGIBLE AIR SHIP. A French Inventor Seems to Solved the Problem. Have Paris, Nov. 23. M. tantos-Dumont, -""""'- clubs, seems to have solved the prob lem of steering balloons. He went up at Vangirard Monday and first directed his course toward the j Eiffel tower, which he encircled, then : turned off westward, though a south west wind was blowing at the time, and finally came down near the Moulin at Bagatelle, in the Bols de Boulogne, ac cording to alleged previous arrange ments. He also made a statement that in a short time he will go up in his balloon and come down on the roof of the garden of the Automobile club, in the Place de la Concorde. M. Santos-Dumont's balloon is cone shaped and has a volume of 500 cubic meters. It is provided with a petroleum motor, for a screw at the stern, which only works when the balloon is going against the wind. All power in the motor is thus reserved for modifying the direction of the balloon in spite of i aerial currents. o BREAST PLATES AT A SHOOTING. Charge That Haselden Protected His Body for His Recent Fight. Columbia. S. C, Nov. 23. Informa tion having been received here that the Marion Iron Works furnished Chairman Haselden of the dispensary board and his friends who were en gaged in the shooting at Sellers, with steel breastplates, inquiry was made of the superintendent of the works. He would not deny making the plates, but said it was a private transaction about "hich he was not at ,iberty to talk- From another source it is ascertained that two plates were made for Chair- man Hasetfen, weighing twelve pounds each, and that one of them was sent to him at Columbia by express. The Haseldens have so far made no denial. A WRITER'S WEDDING. Hamlin Garland Went Under the Yoke Yesterday. Hanover, Kan., Nov. 23. A wedding of note to literary and artistic circles took place here today; the bride being Miss Zuleme Taft, daughter of Profes sor Don Carlos Taft and sister of Lo ratlo Taft, the sculptor, and the groom being Hamlin Garland, the well-known writer of stories of western life. The wedding was attended by numer ous friends from Chicago, Kansas City, New York and other cities. Mr. and Mrs. Garland will make their future home in Chicago. GENERAL WOOD CALLED Left Santiago far Washington Yes terday. , Santiago de Cuba, Nov. 23. In ac cordance with a cable order to report in Washington at the first opportunity. General Wood, military governor of He says he does not know why he has been summoned, but suggests as prob able cent a conference based upon his re suggestion that the American troops should be withdrawn and re placed by Cuban troops, officered by Americans. COMING ON BUSINESS. Washington, Nov. 23. The statement that General Wood is coming to Wash ington, is confirmed in official circles here. Secretary Root admitted that General Wood was coming here on "business," but he declined to indicate its nature. c rite SAMOAN TREATY ror the Partition or the Samoan Islands Drawn Up.' Washington, Nov. 23. Treaties for the final partition of the Samoan is lands have been drawn up and one of . tnem already has been signed. The main treaty is trilateral in character between the United States and Great Britain and Germany by which ' the territorial arrangement of the islands is fixed. The essential features are that Great Britain and Germany renounce all claims in the island of Tutuila and the outlying islands which go to the United States, and this government and Great Britain renounce interest in Cupula and Savii, which go to Ger many. NO ROOM FOR TROUBLE. Berlin, Nov. 23. The Post today says American assertions that difficulties between the United States and Ger many respecting Samoa still exist are inexact. It adds that the territorial demarkation is so precise that difficul ties are scarcely possible. A B. & O. WRECK. An Engineer Stuck to His Post and Died. Cumberland, Md., Nov. 23. The sec ond section of the Baltimore & Ohio No. 3, known as the "oyster train," crashed into the first section in south morning and was badly wrecked. The engineer, L. R. Kindle, of Baltimore, stuck to his post on the second section and checked the speed and prevented the telescop ing of the passenger section. He was seriously injured and may du His fireman, Lewis Massey of Baltimore, was terribly scalded and died in the hospital, hurt. No one else was seriously WAR PICTURES FORBIDDEN. London, Nov. 23. The licensing com - mittee of the London county council swindling his partner of $2,500, and es has renewed the license of Olympia caped to New Orleans, arrived here to hall on condition that there sfca'l be day in the custody of a detective and no representation of the war between was lodged in jail. the British and Boers. j New Orleans, Nov. 23. William Cox I BIGGER WHITE HOUSE Estimates Are Being Made for an Addition. The Fxeculive Mansion is Over crowded There Is In Contempl tion a Plan for Private Presi dential Home. Washington, Nov. 2". Col. Theodore A. Bingham, superintendent of public buildings and grounds, by request of Senator Cullom, is making an esti mate of a suitable addition to the White House, and it is now believed by many officials that the prospects of '-""e-"' sion are Deiier man ever Deiore. At the White House a few days ago Senator Cullom observed the necessity of arranging hat and cloak cases in the beautiful vestibule, and declared that it was a shame. He then said that he intended to introduce a bill at the coming session of congress authoriz ing an enlargement of the building. He at once asked Col. Bingham to make an estimate and to prepare plans. This, as stated, is now being done, and it is thought that Col. Bingham will have his plans ready by the firt of the year. The bill which Senator Cullom will introduce will also be pre pared in the office of Col. Bingham, who is greatly pleased with the pros pect of an addition to the executive mansion. Before the plans are prepared and the bill is introduced President Mc Kinley will be consulted as to what he thinks should be done. He has some well-formed Ideas on the subject him self. There is no doubt that he will give his consent to the steps being taken for additions, as he, more than any of the presidents, sees the neces sity for something to be done. Only a few days ago it became necessary to remove file cases and bundles of documents from the executive offices to escape a possible sinking of the floor. In fact, the floor had already sunk a few inches, and it was not known how much further it would go'. So little space could be found in the building that some of the file cases had to be placed in the hallways on the second floor. There is no thought that Col. Bing ham will suggest the tearing down of the old building. , It is not believed that anyone else will think of that. The general idea is that the American people would net consent to the de struction of the historic old building. Therefore every Idea will be in the way of appropriate additions to the structure. With $1,000,000, the same amount to be expended on a new build ing for the department of justice. Col. Bingham says he could place the ex ecutive mansion in keeping with the needs of a big and rich country. It is not known what shape the plans now in embryo will take, but Col. Bingham has in his possessions plans drawn at other periods when there was a chance of an addition to the building. One of these was in the time of Pres ident Harrison, and the plans were drawn at the suggestion of Mrs. Har rison. Her plans were for the erection of a semi-circular wing on each end, which would, In time, join another structure on the south, the whole to form a magnificent building with a court in the center. In many circles there is still in con templation the idea of making no ad dition to the mansion, but building a home for the president in another part of the city. Those favoring this plan say that the location of the White House for'a home for the president and family Is not good. It is all right a3 an office, they say, and should be kept for that purpose. Col. Bingham says concerning the suggestion of unhealthfulness that any malarial conditions would, he thought, be made way with by con gress in the course of a short time. One element of this will be the recla mation of the Potomac flats in the ter ritory between the Fifteenth and Twenthleth streets. Another nuisance which must be sooner or later removed, he pointed out. Is the sewer which empties Into a canal at the foot of Seventeenth street. This sewer Is a pest hole of the worst sort, and the odors from It are carried almost to the White House at times before they are disseminated by the air. Col. Bingham believes that this will soon be re moved, as it will be a menace to the public when the flats are reclaimed and a park belonging to the nation be gins to take shape. Col. Bingham explains that the nui sances named cause no harm at the White House, throughout which the most modern sanitary system has been . placed. BACK TO HAVANA A PRISONER. Havana, Nov. 23. William Cox, the ! young American who was accused of was engaged at Havana in a directory enterprise. He came to New Orleans and was arrested on an order from the Cuban capitol. It was said that Cox had swindled his partner out of $2,500. Cox denied the charges, secured at torneys and made a prolonged legal fight against being returned, calling In question the relative position of the United States and Cuban governments and denying the right to extradite him. The war department' took the matter up, authorized Cox's return to Cuba, and paid his passage and that of a de tective who accompanied him. ROEERTS ACQUITTED. Killed His Man, but Claimed Self Defense. Big Timber, Mont., Nov. 23. The jury In the case of the state vs. Sims B. ! Roberts, returned a verdict acquitting him for the shooting of Nathan Young. On the night of August 23 last Roberts met Young on the streets of this city and without warning pulled a revolver and shot him three times, the shots taking effect in the head and neck. Young lived twenty minutes and died without making any statements. Rob erts claimed self defense. PAID HIS LODGING Highwaymen Exhibited a Queer Streak of Philanthropy. Minneapolis, Nov. 2.1. After sand bagging a man into unconsciousness. , two highwaymen robbed their victim : and then took him to a lodging house, put him to bed and paid his lodging. The case is now receiving considerable attention at the hands of the police. The victim holds a responsible posi tion with a large firm in the city. The hold-up occurred a short time ago and late at night. The young man found himself in the lower section of I the city and claimed to be walking ' along attending to his own business. Suddenly he heard muffled footsteps coming up behind him. He had not sufficient time to turn before he was sluggd. He dropped unconscious to the sidewalk. I This was all he could remember until j he awoke next morning In a strange ! room. Making inquiries he discovered j that he had been brought to a lodging house at a very early hour in the I morning by two men. He was further informed that the men had paid for his bed and that there was no bill against him. I The men had brought him to the house in a semi-unconscious condition, informing the landlord that their friend was intoxicated and that they ! would leave him to sober up. Their story was plausible and the landlord . had no suspicions. While he paid some attention to the appearance of the : highwaymen, he was unable to give a minute description of them. The vic tim was unable to give a description to the police, as he had only caught a side glance of them as he turned upon hearing the footsteps behind him. The amount of booty the sandbaggers se : cured cannot be definitely stated, as the police have tried In every way to ; suppress the story. It is known that . the highwaymen secured a considerable sum of money and a gold watch of con siderable value. o LO.WNDES QUINN. Chillicothe, O., Nov. 23. A notable wedding here today was that of Miss May Campbell Quinn. only daughter of Mr. James Cecil Quinn, a well known banker and business man of this city. and Mr. Lloyd Lowndes, Jr., son of j Governor Lowndes of Maryland. The j ceremony was performed at noon in the i First Presbyterian church and was at tended by numerous visitors from out of town. LABOR INPOLITICS the Knights' Resolute" Against the President. Boston, Nov. 23. The Knights of Labor have selected Birmingham, Ala., i as the place for holding their next general assembly. A protest from district assembly 220, ' Brooklyn, against the alleged unjust treatment by the governor-general of Cuba of the labor organizations in their attempt to introduce an eight-hour law and against the same treatment in the affairs at Wardner, Ida., brought on the adoption of a rather startling resolution. It was as follows: "Resolved, That the general assem bly has ample evidence that President McKinley Is aware of the conditions that exist in these places (Cuba and Wardner) and has, to say the least, made no effort to redress the wrongs or to correct them, although urged to do so by prominent labor leaders, con gressmen and United States senators, and we, therefore, must recognize Wil liam McKjnley as the bitter enemy of labor ancAask the laborer to use its votes agaftist him and his associates." Tha resolution was passed and the general officers were asked to give it wide publicity. w THE MT SPEAKER General Henderson is Already on the Ground. THE COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENT Preparation for a Most Important Session Proposed Caucus Rule. The Majority to Be Relied on ! a Greater Extent Than Hereto foreThe Possible Leader f the Minority. Washington, Nov. 23. General Hen derson, who is now h the city, has taken quarters at the Normandie for the winter. He was kept busy last night and for awhile this morning with a multitude of callers. Nearly every one in the city especially interested in the approaching session of congress sought occasion to pay respects to the coming speaker. As yet there are but few members of the house or senators in the city, and therefore the callprs were for the most part people not in congress who have a pleasant acquaint ance with General Henderson or his family, but about every member of the house who is here " called. After . 10 o'clock this morning the general was engaged in visiting the departments and the capitol on business missions. He refuses to talk politics or to dis cuss the outlook of the approaching session, nor is he committing himself as to the details of committee assign ments. During the several months I since it became definitely decided that I he would have no opposition for the speakership about all the members of the house have made known to him what are their preferences of commit i tee places, and his familiarity with the general situation has probably en abled him to make a nearly complete outline of assignments, but it is un derstood that he has made it clear that he does not intend to embarrass him self by making any promises in ad vance, and this has a tendency to re lieve the pressure. . The general understanding is that to a very great extent old committee as signments will be taken as a basis for the new, and there Is likely to be little more of an upheaval than there would have been had Mr. Reed continued as speaker. The large number of va cancies, however, afford considerable opportunity for the advancement of members whose eld assignments are ' not satisfactory. There will be some contests, but by no means as many as usual when there Is a change in the speakership. General Henderson, in common with all the leading men. in congress, rec . ognize that the coming session prom ; ises to be one of the most Important in ; many years, and careful consideration ' is being given to the matter of ft policy of legislation. Some very Important things are to be done, and a pro gramme of procedure will hava to be decided on. It is expected that the majority caucus will be relied on for the determination of questions of leg islation to a far greater extent than during the regime of Mr. Reed. Whether there will be a change of consequence in the rules of the house is uncertain. General Henderson's col league, Mr. Hepburn, is active In advo cacy of such changes as would increase the individual power of each member of the house and of placing in the hands of a committee organized by the house itself, and not by the speaker, the de cision as to the order of business. Many members, however, are rather slow to adopt this suggestion, and it is appar ent that the question will depend much upon what the new speaker desires in the matter. There will be little dispo sition to take from the speaker any powers formerly given to Mr. Reed which he may want to have continued in him. General Henderson has the confidence of members of the house, and there will certainly be no change made that would imply distrust of either his fairness or his wisdom. But j General Henderson has no greed of power, and he may himself favor : changes in the rules which will take : from him some of the responsibility of an autocrat which rested on the shoul ders of Mr. Reed. The caucus of the majority will be held on the Saturday before congress meets, and at that time the speaker and the minor officers of the house will be nominated. Over the election of these officers there will be no contest, the nominations of the minority being ! merely formal. There has been an active canvass among the democrats of the house for the honor of the minority nomination for speaker, as a sort of recognition of minority leadership, but the Indica tions now are that this Pickwickian contest will dwindle into insignificance (Continued oa EigliUi Page.).