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Aguinaldo's New Cabinet
Claims to Mean
The Yellow Statosmcn Who Are Ex
pected to Opposes Americans A
Despatch from tho Seat of Action
to tho Filipino Junta, at Paris,
Announces That tho Landing of
Armed Troops by the United States
Will Be Resisted by Force of Arms.
Mabini Will Not Consent to Ro
leaso of Spanish Prisoners Except
on Certain Conditions.
Pails, Jan. fi An nfllcial telegram
received by tho Filipino Junta here,
dated Manila, Jnn 4, says that Aguln
alrto hnr gone to Hollo nt the reciuest
of the insuigents there to place him
self at their head with the. view of
their possible fighting with the Ameil
cnni. The dispatch also slves u list of
the members of tin new Filipino cab
inet, with fne t ns to iheli antecedents.
The following have definitely accepted
President of the cabinet and minister
of foielgn .iliulis, -Mabini
Minister of the Intel ic. Teeioro
Snndico a chll engineer, educated in
Hnglnnd ami Pelplum, and taken to
Manila from Hong Kong by Hear Ad
mhal Dowo
Mlnlstei nt wai. General Haldomero
Agulnaldo, i cousin nf Agulnaldo, th
jueslilent of the Mi-callcd rillplno gov
ernnient and -i le.nlei of the Insurrec
tion fiom the beginning Ills descilb
ed ns a Inure land owner nf Civile.
Mlplster of Finance lieneial Trias,
ii ilo'e allv ol gulnildc
Ml'llslei of public woik Giegotico
Gunz iga, u luwyei. until lecently the
Filipino agent at Mom? Kcuim. and tor
mi I Iv Spinish attorney general In the
Tho cabinet Is desei Ihed as homo
genous, evei.v menibei lining pledged,
according to these advices, to resist
the Ani"ilcuii military occupation of
the Philippines
X member of the Filipino Junta hero
explain", that Agulnaldo did not run I
awnv, but Mi ft .Manila foi th moun
tainous retlon behind Calte, In older
to make seeiet airaneoments ioi his
vovnge to Hollo."
fimpin'O's will ltrsisT.
The Filipino win. fuinMieel this in
foiuiatiou also oategoiic'illy and speel
flcnl v ifseitR that the latest tele
graph i advices declnie that if the
Amei leans lnWt upon the occupation
ot the inlnilpal itles by the Ameil
ean trnrw the whole o" tho niiplnos
will "resist i.v rnri-f of arms
Senor Tuasi.n, if 1ms bei-n appoint
ed Filipino ugem at Pails and London,
Is expected to nirho heie snortlv.
The membris (,f the Junta assert
that the niw cabinet will bilng for
ward the "most eneiegotic policy"
Mablnl il apnea rs, claims leuu'id
tlon of tlu Independence of the Philip
pine islands and will not eorrent to
the release of Spanish pilsonors, but,
it Is added, he Is willing to tome to
nft undei standing with the Amei leans
'as allies" lor the surrender of the
Sparish military and civil offlclals and
other which will onlybe made on tho
following conditions
I The negotiations to be opened
foimnlly between Spain and the na
tional Filipino government. Spain
nominating a delegate therewith.
.' An exchange of pilsoners and
Spain to lepatrlate, liistly. all the Fil
ipinos' held prlsoneis foi having been
dlieetly or indliectly lonnected with
the Insuirection: secondly, all pilson
eis of wai condemned as tiaiton, ie
voltets or deseiters, or for having In
any manner seconded the Filipino
movement dining the piesent centurv,
this fui render to be made before the
Filipinos lelense the Spanish pilsonera
and Spain to giant amnesty to all
Filipinos and Spaniaids ucciv-ed of
complicity in the insunectlon
:: Spain to defray all the expenses
of repatriating the Filipino pilMinits
and also the cost of maintaining and
tepati latlng the Spanish pilnoneis held
by the minimi, such payment being
considered a war Indemnity; the na
'tional Filipino go eminent consents to
jia the expense of repatriating those
Filipinos captuied In formal action al
though, It Is added, "as a mutter of
fact the Filipinos are also entitled to
demand the payment theieof by
Filais token pilsoneis, it is fuither
asserted, will not bo Included In tho
exchange, "seeing that they nctd as
papal agents duilng the wai, but their
sui tender would be made on the con
dition, llrstl, that the apostolic dele
gate will ask their liberty In the name
of the pope, secoudb. that all bulls
and pontifical decrees granting special
iMi'pc? to the lellglous ouleis, be ie
voked thlidlv. tiiat all iltes of the
sceulai cleigv be lesiiected, fouithly,
that no friar hold any p.ulsh, cathe
dral, episcopal or diocesan piefeiment:
fifthly, that all such piefei meats be
held hv native oi naturalized Filipino
cny. and sixthly, that uiles for the
elei tlon of bishops be llxed "
Washington. Jan. .'It was said at
the war department today that no wold
of any suit, had been leceived fiom
lieneial Ot'n' since the Inst published
advices. The Paris dispatch on Agulii
dido's movements was lead without
comment, and those in authoilty io.
fused to s.ij whether any ucdeiue
was placed In It. or whether any fieah
niUlceH had been sent to Gcneial Otto.
President's McKinley's Proclamation
to the Filipinos.
Washington. Jan. C Tho follow liic Is
he text " -
General Otis. In command ot tho United
States foi cm in the Philippines, to be
proclaimed to the Filipinos as expres
Mve ot tho put poses of the United
States with respect to them:
Adjutant General's Olllce,
Washington, Dec. 27, 180S.
General Otis, Manila:
By direction of the sccretaiy ot war,
T have tho honor to transmit herewith
institutions of the president relative
to the admlulstiatlon of aftalts In the
Philippine Islands:
"ttxecutlve Mansion,
"Washington. Dec. 21, 189S.
"To the Secretary ot War.
"Sir The destruction of the Spanish
tloet In the harbor of Manila by the
United States naval squadron com
manded by Rear Admlial Deuoy, fol
lowed by the reduction of tho city and
the oiii render of vae Spanish forces,
practically effected the conquest ot the
Philippine Islands nnd tho suspension
of Spanish sovereignty therein.
With the signature of the treaty of
peace between the United States and
Spain by their lespective plenlpoten
tlaiks ot Paris, on the 10th liwtant,
and as the result of tho lctorles of
American arms, the fiituie control, dis
position and government of the Philip
pine Inlands are ceded to the United
States. In fulfilment of tho rights of
sovereignty thus ucqulred and the le
sponslble obligations ot government
thus assumed the actual occupation
and administration of the entire group
of the Philippine Islands becomes Im
mediately necessary, and the mllltaiy
government heretofore maintained by
the United States in the city, haibor
and bay of Manila, Is to be extended
with nil possible despatch to the
whole of the ceded terrltoiy.
"In performing this duty the mili
tary commander of the United States
Is enjoined to make known to the in
habitants or the Philippine Islands
that In Micceecllng to the sovereignty
of Spain, In severing the former polit
ical iclatlons of tho Inhabitants and
In establishing a new politlcnl power
tho authority of the United States is
to be exerted for the socuiity of the
pers-ons nnd pioperty of the people of
the Islands and for the continuation of
all their pilvate rights and relations.
It will be the duty of the commander
of the forces of occupation to an
nounce and pioclalm In the moet pub
lic manner that we come, not as In
vadeis or conqueiors 'v'it as friends,
to piotect the natives n. Ir homes,
in their employments and In their per
sonal and lellglous lights. All per
sons who, either by active aid or by
honcet submission, co-opeiate with tho
government of the United States to
give effect to these beneficent puipoes
will recehe the lewaid of Its support
and piotectlon. All otheis will be
brought within the lawtul rule we hae
assumed, with firmness if need be. but
without severity so far a maj be pos.
" Within the absolute domain of
inllit.ii y authority, which necessaiily
Ih and must lemaln sum erne In the
ceded territory until the legislation of
the United States shall otherwise pio
Mde, the municipal laws of the teirl
toij. In respect to pihnte rights and
property and the lepression of crime
are to be considered as continuing In
force, and to be ndmlnisteied bv the
cudlnaiv tilbunals so far as practic
able. The operations of civil nnd mu
nicipal government are to be pei form
ed by tueh officers us mav accept the
supiemaej of the United Slntes bv
taking the oath of allegiance, oi bv
olllcers chosen as far as may be prac
ticable from the Inhabitants of the
" 'While the control of all the pub
lie ptnpeitv and the levenuis of the
state passes with the cisslon, nnd
while the u and management of all
public means of transportation are
necessaiily reserved to the authority
of the United States, prhute piopeity,
whethei belonging to individuals or
corporations is to be respected except
for cause ilulj established The taxes
and duties heretofore payable by the
inhabitants to the late government be
come p.nuble to the authoiitlep of the
United States unless It be seen lit to
.substitute for them othei leasonable
rates of modes of contribution to the
expens.es of government, whether gen
eral oi locnl If piivute piopeity be
taken for mllltaiy use, it shall lip paid
for when possible In cash at a fair
valuation, and when payment In cash
Is not practicable icieipts aie to be
" 'All ports and places in the Phil
ippine Islands in the actual posses
sion of the land and naval foices ot
the United States will be opened to
the commeice of all fiiendly nations.
All iroodB and wares, not prohibited
for mllltnry leasonq by due announce
ment of the military authoiltj, will be
admitted upon payment ot such duties
and other chaiges as shall be In
foi ce at the time of their importation.
" Finally, it should be the earnest
and paramount aim of the mllltarv ad
ministration to win the confidence, re
spect and affection ot the Inhabitants
of the Philippines hi assuring to them
In every possible way that full meas
uie of Individual lights and liberties
which Is the heritage of fiee peoples,
and by proving to them that the mis
sion of the United States is one of
benevolent assimilation, substituting1
the mild sway of Juutlce and right for
arbitral y uile. In the fulfilment of
thin high mission, supporting the tem
perate administration of affairs for
the cie.itest good of the governed
there must lie sedulously maintained'
the strong arm of authority, to icpress
distill banco and to oveicnme all oh
stacles to the bestowal of blessings of
good and ptable government upon the
people of the Philippine Islands under
the free llag of the United Stutes.
' 'William McKlnley.'
'Acknowledge lecelpt.
"II. C. Coibln, Adjutant-General."
A Slight Reduction on Last Year.
The Posts Omitted.
Washington, Jan. 5 The diplomatic
and consular appropriation bill was re
potted to tho house todav. it cariles
about $1,700,000, or a slight l eduction
on lat year. The following consulates
general, consuls, etc., In Cuba, the
Philippines und Porto Itlcn aie omit
ted for the first time.
Consul general at Havana and con
suls nt Matanzus, Clenfuegos, Santi
ago, Haiacon, Manila, San Juan, Sagua
la Grande, Caidenas and Neuvltas.
The usual oppioprlation of $12,000 foi
a United States mlulatcr to Spain Is
made and for consuls In the Spunlsh
peninsula. Mexico appears for the ilifct
time with tho rank of embassy, the
halaiy of the ambassador being JlT.fiOd.
Other changes inadu by the bill are:
Salai,y ot consul at San Juan del Xoite,
Nicaragua, Increased fiom $2,000 to $2,
COO; consul nt Munich fram $1,500 to
$.'.000; consular ugent at Heme made
a halarled ofllco at $1,500.
Deficiency Bill Approved,
Washington, Jan. . Tho pieuldenit 1ms
approved the, uigeni drllclency bill cov
eting tho deficiencies in the iiimy and
Interesting: Correspondence Between
tho Dopartmonts of Stato and tho
United States Consuls Pratt and
Wildman Admonished to Bo Cauti
ous in Dealing with tho Insur
gent Leadors Roport of Consul
Williams Mado Before tho Out
break of tho War.
Washington, Jan. 5. The full text of
the peace treaty, the protocols of the
confcience of the commissions and oth
er documents associated theiewlth,
have been made public.
Articles I, II anil III, categoilcally
lelate the cession of Cuba, Porto Hlco
and the Philippines. Then follow tho
details of tho lights of Spanish ship
ping In theise watcis, the lopatilatlon
ot Spanish troops, the evacuation of
the colonies, the relinquishment of In
demnity claims by both governments;
lellglous fieedom; legal Jurisdiction;
municipal contiol, etc., the chief facts
of which have already been published.
Accompanying the treaty Is a gie.it
mnss of cntrcflpondence, making a
printed volume of 673 pages This In
cludes among other things nil of tho
credentials of the Amciican commis
sioners to Pails and tho piotocols
which are the recouls of the dally pio
ceedlngn of the commissioners that
lead up to the final treat of peace,
embodying necessaiily all of the piop
osltlons and counter propositions of
the past printed in both languages,
Ungllsh and Spanish. Fiom an Inspec
tion of these It appeals that tho prcrss
reports fiom Paris during the proceed
ings of tho commission, set these out
with a remnrkable degiee of accuracy,
considering the secrecy which was slip
pered to overhang the pioceedlngs.
Included in this couespondence Is a
letter from M. Thlebaut, the French
charge, protesting against the continu
ance of the operations of the Insur
gents In the Philippines which he as
sumed wns with the knowledge and
consent of tho American commanders,
and suggesting that the Spanish
tioops captured at Manila be allowed
to light the Filipinos. To this Mi.
Moore, acting secietaiy, leplled on
Sopt Ci, that upon investigation he had
found that most of the statements weie
gioundless There wns a sort of a
suggestion fiom the Fieneh chaigc to
the effect that the families of the
Spanish odlccn who weie cautuicd at
Guam were suffeiing.
There Is Included all of the cones
pondence that pas-sod between the du
paitment of state and the United
States consuls at Manila, Hong Kong
and Singapoie. lelatlve to the Philip
Consul Williams at Manila before
the actual outbreak of the war. le
poited a seiles of most honlble out
rages by the Spaniaids upon the Filip
inos. He declares that ." pei cent, of
the latter were lojal to Spain. He
complains of being s.un minded by spies
everwheie. saving that even his con
sular olllee Is not safe fiom them.
Consul Wildman at Hong Kong on
Nov. .1, telegraphed that Genera!
Agoncillo nked for aims to aid the
rebellion. Acting Secietnij Ci idler,
Dec. 15. reolied telling Wildman to
1 Pivlse Agoncillo that the United
j States does not negotiate treaties and
lit is not possible to foi vv aid aims.
"You .should not encourage any ten
dency on the pait of Agoncillo to
I communicate with the depaitment"
A long lettei of date July IS fiom
Consul Wildman defends Agoncillo as
a man who has been systematically
blackened. He says1. "According to
his own statement ho has been ap
pioaehed by Spain and Germany and
has tempting offeis from the Catholic
church "
Apiil 2S Consul Pratt telegraphed
fiom Singapoie: "Agulnaldo gone my
instance Hong Kong niiange with
Dewey co-operation Insurgents Ma
Juno 20 Secietary Day telegraphed
Piatt among other things "Avoid all
negotiations w Ith Philippine insur
gents." Piatt milled that he had no
idea of negotiating. Soys lie. "L'ft
that Dewey who de.siies Agulnaldo
come." Secietary Day ngaln admon
ished Pratt to be cautious to create
no impression that might embarrass
the government and lend to misun
derstanding in its future action.
July 2 Pratt repotted to the depait
ment that the sultan of the Sulu isl
ands was negotiating at Singapore foi
the annexation of his gioup to llrltlsli
Horneo, which lie said should In
All of the statements mi'de by Gen
eral Merrltt before the American com
mission at Tarls appeal In the docu
ment. In substance, he Fald the in
surgents would fight If tho attempt
was made to surrender Luzon to Spain;
Spain could not subdue the Islands un
alded. Asked whether the lnsui gents
weie capable of government, he 10
plled that it would take time, thev
would havo to be educated up to if
Senator Frye asked If tho natives
would enlist under the American flag
and If Agulmldo could be given n com
mand, he leplled in the affirmative to
both questions. Fuither ho said that
Major Hell's repoit shoued that the
lnsui gents had 39.ri00 arms Agulnaldo
had $300,000 In b'lnk nt Hong Kong hnd
$J"0,000 of public funds in Bacoor. Ma
jor Hell expressed tho opinion that If
tho United States should govern tho
Island for a year Agulnaldo would
have no army left
ghn. cnnr.NF.s statement.
General Gi cone's statement Is also
produced. Ho said thole was 13,000
Spaiilnh pilhoneiB In the Philippines,
Including -100 oitlceis with 22.000 aims
and 2.',000,000 lounds of ammunition.
Ho describee! Agulnaldn's character
and said much tact would ho lequlted
In dealing with Agulnaldo. In his
opinion that chieftain did not com
mand the suppoit of a large body ot
Filipinos. Then it must bo leinom
bored that the Insurgonts weno nil
Tiigaios, oniv one or the tnirty races
spoke none of the 2,000.000 Vlrciyas, a
people ot equul abilities had taken any
pint. He was asked what chance
thcie would be for native government,
to which ho leplled: "No nntlve gov
ernment can maintain itself without
the in live1 silppoit of a strong foreign
government. It Is elifllcult to heo how
any forelcn government can give this
protection without tuklnz such nn ac
tive pal t In the management of af
fairs n' ti practicably equivalent to
Its own lump.
There Is n nst amount of other
matter Included In the papers, extracts
fiom newspapers, long spi'clal leports
on the mineral anil other resouices ot
the Islands, historical treaties, statis
tical statemeiitH of the values of Im
ports nnd exports and In fact they
comprise an encjclopcdla of tho Phil
ippine Islands.
Bottle at Foit Maitland Contained n
Halifax, N. S , Jan. C A bottle wus
picked up on the bench at Port Malt
land breakwater. Nova Scotia, last
Tuesday containing a slip of paper on
which was written the follow Inij.
Nov. 28, UOs. Our ship Is In shoal water
about twentj miles nit 'iurmouth cape
The wind blowing a hurilcane and our
ship lust broiklng up In a few mlnutos
sho will be no in re the captain and wlfo
am sick; he leipie ts me to write fare
well to his folks Mis. Stewart Is past
speiklng. Tin v belong to Nova Seitl.t.
.'Signed) Thomas Hiking, First Olt'.cer.
A boat and a bioken spar were
picked up not far from tho bottle, and
it Is believed ti it the message came
from the sinking esel.
Cubans in Havana Held to Be Re
sponsible Anxious to Sustain tho
Spanish System of Centralization
of Funds General Wood's Depar
ture -An Enthusiastic Ovation Ac
corded tho Military Governor.
Santiago de Cuba , Jan. 5. The ex
planation of the war department at
Wti'hlngton of Its Intention regarding
the transfer of customs nvelpts fiom
the ellffeient ports in Cuba to Tinvana
Is met here by statements fiom the
Cubans that the plan is similar to the
one adopted b.v the Spaniards, when
requisitions on Havana obtained less
than six per cent ot what the lequlsi
tion called foi
The merchants, business men and fi
nancial people heie say that Havana
has glow n ileli and prosperous at the
expense of the balance of the island,
and th Cubans and government offi
cials; nt Santiago sa that the Cubans
of Havana are i sponsible for Major
General Hrooke's order Thev add that
the Havana Cubans are anxious to
.sustain tile i;ame system of the cen
tralization ot funds which wns in force
before the Annnii an occupation
Dr Castillo and Mayor Hacaidl have
prived trii" in the ci'sls and have
uiged the citizens to remain peaceful
and to await tho lesulis of the visit
ot General Wood and Dr. Castillo to
Genet nl Wood, accompanied bv aide
do camp, Lieutenant Hanua. nnd Dr
Castillo, representing the metchants
and buMr-ess men of the city, left fo
New Yoik today on boaid the United
States transport Mississippi They
were accoided nn enthusiastic ovation
on theli departure fiom the palace
aid dm lug ihelt pasnge down Mnrlnn
street to n wlmf
The Municipal band preceded Geneial
Wood, who wns accompanied by the
major of Ids staff and huge numbeis
of oflleciN and Cubans, who walked the
entlte distance amid ccntlmious ap
plause and cheers for General Wood
The latter was moved eleopi Ile
tweon 3,000 and (I.OOO persons weie In
the piocesslou and the women wept
anil w Ished the general bon voyage.
Cuban gratitude was never expressed
more clearly Men w ho only a few
weeks ago weie nntagonldic to tl.e
Ameilcan commander were todiv
nmong his most enthusiastic support
eis. Tne members of the supieme rouit
and the band of the Fifth regular
infantry wpr- on board the auxillaiy
gunboat Hist, which Fainted the Missis,
slppl and bade her farewell In the usual
Tho Mississippi, which was decorated
brilliantly, was also saluted by the
I'untn Oorda battoiles.
Though the situation is critical. It Is
doubtful whether any overt act will
be committed Immediately, unless the
populace is moused by further Initnt
ing ouleis from Ilavuna
The Sinall-pox Epidemic Now Under
Uedford, Pa., Jan. 5 At a meeting
of tlu local phjsiclans today a ie
lioi t was made to the municipal board
of health, signed by oveiy practicing
physician in town, saving that of the
IS cases lepoited as pmall-pox or vai
lolold within the boiough overy ca?o
was fully lecovered excepting one,
who was now convalescent and couhl
soon be lepoited well. That the pre
cautions surrounding those who have
had the disease are such as to lender
it entirely safe for people to visit Bed
ford and for the svhools and chinches
to be opened. That no new cases had
been lepoited In this town for over two
weeks and that the conditions of the
surrounding country nie most encour
aging for the disappearance of every
iase of the disease from tho county at
an early date.
A icsolutlon was adopted by tho
local boaid of health endoisiug the
lepoit of the phvsltlans and leanest
lng the ptato board to fprwaid tho
action of tho local boaid and the io
port of tho physicians to the pioper
postofllce authorities ot the govern
ment. Mrs, Botkin's Case,
Snn Urnnclsco, Jan. C When Mis. Cor
delia Ilotktn. convicted of tin- minder
of Mrs. John P. Dunning appeals for sen
lemo In Judge) Cook's point Saturday It
Is thought that hor nttornevs will ask
for a delay ot a wick to pirinlt them to
prepnre an appeal to tho Hupiomo loiut.
What feim their ' '
Dovotes His Remarks Especially to
tho Clayton-Bulwcr Treaty, Assert
ing That tho Bill Sought to Do by
Indirection What tho Treaty Pro
hibits Doing Directly Houso Pro
ceedings. Washington, Jan. 5. Little business,
except of n routine character, was
transacted by tho senate today. A
resolution offered by Mr. Hoar, of Mas
sachusetts, directing the committee on
foreign relations to repoit to the sen
ate whether the tienty of Paris makes
any piovislon for the claims of citizens
of the United States against Spain,
which weie In exl?tence before the
present wnr anil the status of such
claims after the ratification of the
treaty, was adopted
Mr. Caffrev. of Louisiana, continued
and practically concluded his speech
begun before the holiday recess, In op
position to the pending Nicaragua can
al bill. Mr. Caftiey devoted his ic
marks especially to the Clayton-Hul-vver
tieaty, asserting that tho bill
cought to do by Indirection what tho
treaty prohibits doing directly.
Mr. Caffrey said it was his opinion
that If the United States should build
the canal under tho pending bill In
tho fnce of the treaty the canal would
be absolutely neutral and Great Btltaln
would have every right to use the
canal In time of war. He thought the
tieaty should bo abrogated and that
the United States should construct tho
canal independently of the mailtltne
Dining his speech Mr. Caffrey allud
ed to the statement which had been
repeatedly made that the opposition to
the canal was fostered and maintained
by those who weie behind the trans
continental railroads ns supporters.
This chaise he repudiated and he de
clared he would seoin himself If lie
could be supposed to be guilty of It
Mr. Caffiey practically had concluded
Ids speech when Mr. McLauiln (S. C.)
raised the point of no quotum. A call
of the toll developed the presence of
only 2!) inembeis, seventeen less than
a quorum.
The house devoted today to the con
sideration of bills presented by the
committee on judicial v.
The bills weie first considered In
committee of the whole. The llrst bill
called up was that to create an addi
tional circuit Judge In the sixth Ju
dicial ill cult It is this Judgeship
with which rumor has connected the
name of ex-Secretniy of State William
It. Day. It was laid aside with a fa
vorable lecommendatlon.
The hout'e then proceeded with, the
consideration of the bill for the eoell
ileation of the laws of Alaska, which
came over fiom jesteiday.
Several milieu amendments were
adopted and at 4.53 p. m., after com
pleting .'1 pages ot the bill, the house
adjoin ned until tomotrow.
Leading Representatives at Hong
Kong Insist That the Insurgonts
Have Not Been Treated Fairly.
Hong Kong. Jan. C Leading repre
sentatives of the Filipino Junta in
Hong Kong in the course of an Inter
viiw with the coriespondent of the
Associated Press today, declared that
the seilous ciisls in the Philippines Is
due to what they designate as "overt,
unfair tieatment of the Filipino, by
the United States." Thev said that de
spite the known fact that the whole
of the Visayas group was In posses
sion of tho Fillpi'ao foices, General
Otis was oideifd to take possession of
the entile aichlpelago nnd dispatch
tioops und warships to the southern
Vlsavns. The Filipinos, according to
the Junta lepresentatlves, are deter
mined to pievont the landing of the
Americano at Hollo, and may, as n
last lesoit. destroy the city for strateg
ical puipotips.
The Junta Insist that a rupture of
the fiiendly relations now existing be
tween the "Filipino national govern
ment" and the American executive Is
Imminent, and that hostilities aie piob
able unless what they characterize ns
the "unreasonable, unfair and over
beaiing policy of the Americans" is
modified. They say tho Filipinos
"would deeply i egret such a rupture,
but would accept it as Inevitable."
In concluding the Interview the
spokesman of the Junta representative
said: "The Filipinos appeal to the
American people to uphold tho rights
of mankind and to avoid bloodshed,
nssuilng tho Americans of our deslro
to compute a friendly settlement
tluough an Impaitlul commission of
"The Filipinos loyally sunnortnl tim
American nation to fulfill the piomlses
made to Agulnaldo at Singapoie bo
fine ho pioceeded to assist Admiral
Dewey All the Filipinos nsk Is tho
truest and best rights of mankind."
Fatally Cuts Hor Throat with a
Lyons, N Y.. Jan. C Mis. Chailes
Hogeis, aged 4J years, of Pueblo, Colo.,
who was visiting William Reynolds,
committed milehle near Junius yester
day afternoon by cutting her throat
with n razor. She was demented, and
physicians were to niaku an examina
tion yesteiday to elcteimlno her sanity.
Yesterday while Ml. He-ynolds was
shaving hlmsen she watched him.
When he put tho razor upon the shelf
she took It and went to her room,
wheio hIih wus lund two hours latin
with her head almofct severed fiom her
Mr. Dingley Still Improving.
Washington, Jan, 5 After Ilia consul
tntlou of ph)slclann nt 2 o'clock this af
ternoon It was iiuiiiuinieil that Hepm
sentatlvn Dingley vvn. veiy much hotter
nnd that It wns likely that ho will con
tlnuo to Inipiovc,
Weather Indications Todays
Rain) Colder.
1 General Ulllplnos Will Resist Amcrl
can ne-ciipatlmi.
Another Move In tho Quav Conspiracy
Uulet Day In Congress.
Contents of the Peace Tieaty.
2 General Ulnancl.il and Commercial.
3 Local Annu il Message of Mayor Bai
Coray-Jcnklns Equity Suit.
Clever Forcer's Srraiiton Victims.
Uond Orellnarce Is Dead.
4 Editorial.
That Senatorlnl Caucus.
5 Lccnl-Counclls Defer tho Soft Conl
Why the N. Y W and V. It. P.. Will
He Constructed.
Frightful Dcatli at Cayuga Shaft.
(1 Local West Scranton nnd Suburban.
7 News Hound About Scranton.
S Local Ma or Halley's Annual Mes
sage (Concluded )
Councils Defer tho Soft Coal Ordi
nandi (Concluded.)
Tho Ex-Presidont Gives Some Advico
to Imperialisto That Is Cutting m
tho Extromo.
I'lincoton, N. J., Jan. S. Ex-President
Cleveland in reply to the reniust
of a representative ot the Associated
Fie,"-s for an expiession on the ouestlon
ol expansion and annexation said:
"I do rot care to repiat i y v lews
concerning the prevailing epl'.emlc of
iiiileilullsm and terrltoiia! nansUm.
Assumoig. howevei, that my ideas on
the mbject are nntleiuated and un-eult-ed
to these piogresslve elaja. it In a
matter of suipriseto me that the r
fusal cf e'eitnin natives of our new
possesions to aceiuicsce in th benefi
cence of subjecting them to our central
and nianngement should In the lenst
dlstui b our expansionists. This phase
of the situation ought not to have been
unanticipated nor the Incidents nctur
ally glowing out of it ovci looked. The
remedy is obvious and slmpl". Tho
misguided Inhabitants of our annexed
tenltoiv who prefer something differ
ent than the plan for their control
which we propose, or who oppose our
designs in their behalf should be
slaughtered. The killing of natives has
been the teature of expansion since
expansion bes'an and our impel lallstic
enthusiasm should not bo checked by
the prospective necessity of destioying
a few thousand or a f.'W hundred
thousand Filipinos ThU should only
be regai ded ns one stage In a trail
scendantally great movement, a meie
Incident in Its progress. Of couise
some unprepared souls would then be
lott before we had the opportunity of
Chtlstlanlzing them, but surely those
of our clergymen who have done so
much to encourage expansion could
manage that dlfllculty"
Visited and Cheered by Very Many
Prominont Republicans.
Special to tho Scranton Tribune
Hairisburg, Jnn. ." Ex-State Treas
urer Haywood Is still confined to his
loom, but has been able to keep closely
In touch with the oxcltlng events of
the week tluough the medium ot hun
dreds of fi lends who have tluonged hi J
looms on Sixth street. It has been a
gieat satisfaction to hlni to see the
many visitor? who have hastened to
tender their wishes for his speedy le
c overy and Mis. Has wood stated this
morning that she believed hint to be
bettei and In moie chceiful splilts b -cause
of being thus sunoundeel bv
such a multitude who hive known and
respected him dining tho ninny yeais
of his public service.
Senator Quay was one of the Jlist to
visit him In the midst of his own bus
lost moments. Senatoi "Pin is" Mageo
appealed yesteiday morning with u.
gorgeous basket ot roses-, which Is one
ot many that gladden Jio ?lck man's
e.ves. 'Dick" Quay was one of his
latest vlsltoit' last night and ho left
the loom with emotion showing In ev
eiy line oi his earnest face. tnong
the others who called In the pjst day
or two weie Congiessman Connoll,
General Mlln, Itlclnul A Glenn and
tho most prominent men In the state
who gatheied nt the capltol. On Wed
nesday night the life-sized, cl.-gantly
framed portrait of Senator Quay which
had been In evidence at the headquar
ters wns sent to Mi lfavvood as a
pleasant surpilse It Is hoped that he
will be able to return to I1I3 olUce In
the course of a few days.
A Surprising Growth Under Ameri
can Administration.
Washington, Jan 5 The trade of
Santiago Is nlreaJv 1 how lng a sur
pitslng growth under Ameilcan ad
ministration. Geneial Wood has sub
mitted an inteiestlng repoit to the war
depaitment on the subject. U? states
that the policy of non-dlscrlmlnatlvo
Intel couise extended to tho vessels of
all nations In Santiago piovlnce has
greatly faeilitatrct Hip re-establish,
ment of commercial iclatlons. jt also,
he says, has been one of the chief
featuies In the restoration of com
parative prosperity in commeice, in
dustry and jgilc uliuie.
Outward cargoes of sugar and either
products nre being gradually found
for shipping but txportatlons from
the mines eif the piovlnce have e (in
stituted the bulk of the exports. ' 'Tho
fnrt." tavs General Wood, "that the
mines were put in operation at an
enily date alter the capitulation of
Santiago was Impoi.tant 111 that the
employment of large numbeis of na
tives during a crltlcnl period was
stimulated by th facilities affonled
for shipping rrei."
Tho Electric Trust.
Tientem, N J, Jan. 5. The Llectrlc
company of America filed tod ij with the
pecrei.uy of state a stjles of Incoipoia
tlon. The company has an utitlioiUeil
capital of JM.ooil.C'OO,
Steamship Arrival.
Queenstown, Jan. Ii. Sailed: lleimanlc
(from Liverpool), New Yoik. Amsterdam-Railed:
Auu-tordum, New Yuik.
Another Move on tho
Chess Board with
Attorney Graham.
Renewal of tho Original Petition
and a Gonoral Denial of Aver
inonts Set Up in tho Answer off
Goorgo S. Graham, the District)
Attorney Petitioners Assert That
Fair and Impartial Trial Cannot
Bo Had in Courts of Philadelphia,
Philadelphia, Jan. G. The uttorneya
for Senator Quay and his cm-defend
ants In the pending conspiracy cose,
today llled with the piothonotnry oj
the supieme court the following replU
cation to the answer of District AN
torney Graham to their application tot
a. healing before the supremo court.
And now ccmo tho petitioners und clc
fondants, M. S. Qua, It. It. Quay and U.
J. Haywood, not admitting tho right of!
said district attorney to fllo said answer
in this proceeding, und without waiving
their right to object Uiereto, do hero
unci now ienew onei Insist upon the aver
ments contained In their original petition,
filed in this matter, and Join Issuo on anil
deny ull tho avetments to tho contrary
set up In the answer of Georgo S. Gnu
h.im, the district nttorney; and they cw
pecially deny that tho dato of trial iul
fixed in the comt below was thus llxed
at tho leanest of defendants' counsn-l
themselves in open court, or was ovein
suggested b them, except by way ot
protest against forcing defendants to an
Immediate triilj and they idro deny that
the defendants secured three- postpo.ie
ments and that said postponements wero
such ns an ordinary offender would not
have been petmltted to havo: nnd tli-it
the decision of tho court fixing said dato
for trial, was In 1 espouse to tho rocjuest
of tho defendants' counsel that nn early
elite might ho llxed for tho trial of tho
case, and that every hearing In the casa
thus far has been named by tho de
fendants, and that tho defendants did
not nsk for addltoinal time in which to in
vestigate the books of the Peoplo's bank.
On tho contrary, petitioners reassert
Ith, Nt they wero unduly nnd unfairly
foiced and compelled to plead In tho court
below, and that sulllelent time was not
plve'n to them for tho preparation o
their defense, and tbej again lelterato
nnd assert that they are willing and anx
ious that they should have a speedy, fair
nnd impaitlal tilal on tho Indictments
found against hem, but that such fair
and impiitial hearing and trial cannot
now be had In the com t of quarter ses
sions of the pence of Philadelphia county.
The (use will come up on Saturday.
Eight Persons Seriously Injured at
Havana. Jan. C A Spanish maga
zine blew up yesterday at Matanzas,
seilously Injuring eight pcisons and
damaging many dwelling lious.es in
the vicinity.
Seventeen bodies have been dlaln
teried on a plantation at Amistad, near
Gulnes, In every case tho skull va.i
cleft in twain.
Two membeis ot the United States:
patiol appioaehed a negro Inst night
at the coiii"r of Galiano nnd Lazaro
stieets, who was acting tuspiclously,
and whO'e movements hail been called
to their attention by the Sp inlsh. Ho
diew his dagger and tried to stab ones
of them, whereupon the other shot
twice, one bullet passing tnrough tho
negro's heart.
Several small collections of arms nnei
ammunition sel.-ed by the United States;
patiol In piivnte dwellings havo been
pui chased bv the Spanish.
night political prisoners havo been)
found in the Havana Jail, but they
seem to have ro friends who would
uige their lelense.
Geneial Hiooko todav abolished till
transport system throughout the Isl
and. Ho will make his temporary
lieadniiarters at the Hotel Tiocha.
Senoi Kocldo Ainauta y Hernandez,
editor of 1.1 Reconccntmdo. issued to
day a fouith attack upon his old ene
my, Senor Carcarlaus Hiesnes. whom,
with thtei others, he accuses of blow
ing up the United States battleship
Maine This statement, like Its prede
cessor, contains rbsolutcly no facts
legal ding the explosion.
Mrs. Bloomfield Moore Died of Grief
Over Mr. Keely's Fate.
London, Jan. 5 Mis. Jlloumfleld H.
Moore, of Philadelphia, died at hep
London lesldence on Great Stanhope
stieet today. She was 73 years of;
age and had been HI for several month
from heait disease. She had lived for
the past twelve years in the most
fashionable (iiiaitei of London and Is
nuclei stood to have left a large for
tune Although the dentins give heart dis
ease as the cause of death, hor filendi
agree that Mrs Mooie reallv illed oC
a bioken henit due to her gilef over
tho death of Mr. Keely.
Heniy Dnm, n well. known scientific
writer and her literary executor, says
"I know that when Mr. Keely died
she would not Mlve long. Her whole
life) was centeicd In his work, to tho
exclusion ot all other intciests and
liopep. She had the most profound
faith that neither Mr Keely nnr her
self could die until the invention hud
After receiving the cabled announce,
ment of Mr Keels 's death she began
to sink rapidly. Her ailment seemed
more mental than physical.
f-ftf-f-f M-4-M.-r-H-H- f -HM-
Wellington Jan r, True cast for
I'liJav, Tor (DHtein Pennnylva- -f
nln, ruin: colder; light northerly
winds In coming nnithausterly. 4-

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