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W' ^1 0: it' W A ifs P0 1 m, :m Jartoh^ssr' SIXTEEN PAGES A WEEK —PART ONE Its Enemies Fail to Prevent Appro priation for the Maintenance of the Commission. IS PASSED BY A VOTE OF 119 TO 95. House Reverse* the Action ot the Committee of the WholeandPsnen Legislative Bill Without Amend ment—II a» in ens Transacted by the Senate. -'V* V-'' *:t Washington, Jan. 9. At the open ing of the session of the house Monday a general order was adopted providing for the consideration of the naval per sonnel bill as soon as the bill for the codification of the laws of Alaska is is posed of, the order, however, not to in terfere with the consideration of ap propriation bills or conference reports. -sThe diplomatic and consular appro a priation bill was reported and Mr Hitt, chairman of the foreign affairs commit tee, gave notice that he would call it up at the earliest possible moment. -V bill was passed providing for the free entry of certain bills presented by Edwin M. Stanton to the Iowa agricul tural college and for the removal of the Temains of Maj. Gen. John Eawlins from the congressional cemetery in this city to the cemetery at Arlington The regular order was then demanded and the house proceeded to vote upon the amendment to the legislative, exec utive and judicial appropriation bill, which strikes out of that bill the appro priation for the maintenance cf the civil service commission. The amendment was adopted in cotn mittee of the whole by a vote of 67 to 61. Mr. Moody (rep., Mass.) demanded the yeas and nays, and amid an up roarious demand, both from the friends and opponents of the amendment the clerk called the roll. V• I Defeated. The vote resulted in a reversal, of the decision of the committee of the whole. The appropriation for the support of the commission was restored, the mo tion to strike out ilfe a^rtpriation be ing defeated 95 to llSfc The legislative bill was then passed without division and under the conr tinning order the house resumed the consideration of the bill for the codifi cation of the laws of Alaska, which was interrupted last week when the legis lative bill was taken up. Business of the Senate. Washington, Jan., 9.—Immediately upon the convening of the senate Mon day Senator Mitchell (Wis.) reported from the military affairs committee a bill providing that all honorably dis charged soldiers and sailors who served in the war of the rebellion and the vol unteer soldiers and sailors of the war of 1812, and of the Mexican war and of the war with Spain, who may be dis nbled in any way shall be admitted into the home for disabled volunteer sol diers. It was passed. A bill to authorize the revival of suits and actions' commenced lawfully against officers of the United States as such on the termination of the terms of such officers was passed. Y-.U?-' Prise Money. Washington, Jan. 9. Senator Ual linger Monday offered an amendment a to the naval appropriation bill appro ximating $2,000,000 to pay the officers and men of the navy and marine corps the bounty or other allowances due them under section 4635 of the revised statutes for the capture or destruction of ships or vessels of war during the war with Spain. DISASTROUS FREIGHT WRECK. flpar End Collision on the Wabash at Belleville, Mich.—Five Cars Burned. Belleville, Mich., Jan. 0. A disas trous freight wreck was caused ou the Wabash here by freight train No. 60 running into the rear end of an extra freight that was lying on the main track near Harvey Johnson's bean storehouse. The engineer and fire man saved themselves by jumping. An overturned stove tired the wreck and five freight cars, the caboose and the bean storehouse were burned and the wrecked engine badly damaged by the Are. The loss on roll ing stock is estimated at from $25,OGO to $30,000, with $3,000 loss on the store house. Dank Robbed. St. Paul, Minn., Jan. 9. A Bock Rapids (la.) special to the Dispatch says: The Farmer's Bank of Inwood was robbed of $2,000 Sunday night. The vault was entered and the safe was blown open with explosives. The rob bery was evidently the work of pro fessionals who entered and left town on a hand car belonging to the Milwaukee railroad. From Populist to RepubllcanControl. Topeka, Kan., Jan. 9 Gov. Stan ley took the .oath of office at noon, the state administration changing from populist to republican. The crowd was large. The hall was gayly deco rated with flags and bunting and over the main entrauce hupg a large pic ture of President McKinlev. •it*.-. *tf I 1 7 THOMAS B. ALDRICH. An American Author on Whom For tune Has Smiled. Althoneh 63 Years of Age He Looks Like a Comparatively Young Man —His Career as an Editor and liltteratenr. It is a matter of regret to lovers of pure and undefiled English that so lit tle new work comes from the pen of Thomas Bailey Aldrich in. these later days. His style i9 equaled by few writers of prose and poetry, and it is not because he has lost his hold on the reading public that anything new from his pen is rarely seen. Although he is now in. his sixty-third year, having been born on November 11, 1836, his friends do not regard Al drich as an old man nor does he look like one. To see him coming down the steps of his handsome Mt. Vernon street house on Beacon Hill in Boston one would guess him to be nearer 50 than 63 years of age. A] ways careful in every detail of dress, he presents a marked contrast to the average "liter ary man," who is generally inclined to carelessness in this respect. It is prob ably true that Aldrich is the best "groomed" writer in Boston, and it is certainly true that few writers in Bos ton or any other city have the long purse that the gods have vouchsafed to Thomas Bailey Aldrich. When his life long friend, Hon. Henry L. Pierce, the multi-millionaire, died about two years ago, he bequeathed Mr. and Mrs. Al drich the comfortable little fortune ol $100,000 each, and to each of their twin sons he willed a similar sum. Aldrich's1 books are greatly in de mand and hisi royalties must amount to many thousands a year, while few THOMAS BAILEY ALDRICH. (An American Author on Whom Fortune Has Smiled.) writers can command the prices he re ceives for anything he chooses to write. He has added to American literature some of the most finished and exquisite work. One never tires of'The Ballad of Babie Bell," and his "Marjorie Daw. and Other Stories" are charming bitsof writing. His humor is as subtle a« it is irresistible. A more deliciously funny story than his "Madame Zabriski" has rarely appeared from the pen cf an American writer. Aldrich was born in the quaint old town of Portsmouth, X. II., but went to l-ouisiana to live when still a cliMd. He returned to Portsmouth and while pre paring for college his father died, which caused a change in young Aldrich's plans, and he entered the counting room of an uncle in Xew York city. But his "literary bent" developed faster than his capacity for business and at the end of three years he set forth on his literary career as a MSS. reader foi a New York publishing- house. Latci lie held editorial positions on the New lork livening Mirror, Home Journal and Saturday Press. In 1SS1 l:e suc ceeded William Dean Howells as editoi of the Atlantic Monthly in Boston. I his position he held for several years and since- resigning it he has spent most of his time in travel. Veil to Her Death. St. Louis, Jan. 9. Sister Margaret .Newman, mother superior of the Ur suline convent at Twelfth street and ltussell avenue, was killed by falling from a third-story window to a stcue pavement Sunday, her skull being frac tured. It is not known when the fall occurred, the body being found at an early hour with life extiuct. Deceased was 35 years old. La Crosse, Wis., Jan. 9. Henry A. Salzer, manager of the John A. Salzer Seed company, of this city, sent the Charles City (la.) college aNew Year's gift of $3,000 in gold. Although a very busy man, Mr. Salzer devotes time and money to the encouragement of educa tional and benevolent enterprises. Itepoi'tM Are I'ntrue. Cleveland, O., Jan. 9. President William Chisholm, of the Cleveland Boiling Mill company, stales that all reports to the effect that the rolling mill plant has passed into the control of the American Steel & Wire com pany are untrue. Orders mi Iny-kiIKUtIon. Zanesvilie, O., Jan. 9.—Judge Mun son, of the common pleas bench of this county, specifically charged the grand jury to investigate rumors that the natural gas company operating in this city oln.'ii..i its franchise by bribing Hie city council. iv~- Dispatches from Gen. Otis to War De partment Carefully Guarded— Situation Critical. NO HOSTILITIES EXPECTED, HOWEVER. Policy to Be Adopted to Be a Gentle One—Persuasion Before Powder—• Filipino Agent at PnrU Sends Dis patch to President Protesting Against Landing Troops at llollo. Washington, Jan. 9.—A great deal of reticence is exhibited at the war de partment relative to the state of affairs at Iloilo. It is admitted that Uen. Otis has reported to the department the facts that were reported to him in turn by Gen. Miller, but all that can be gath ered as to the nature of the communi cation is that it goes to Protest from Filipinos. London, Jan. 9. The Filipino com mittees in Paris, Madrid and London telegraphed on Saturday to President McKinley. The Paris dispatch read: "We protest against the disembarkation of American troops at Iloilo." The London telegram said: "The treaty of DENISON, IOWA, TUESDAY, JANUARY lo, 1899. confirm the press reports as to the attitude of the insurgents. There are excellent rea sons why the officials at the war depart ment should at this stage maintain secrecy as to the instructions govern ing the movement of troops in the Phil-1 ippines. The situation is admitted to be critical, but not hopeless by any means, and it is extremely desirable that the danger of a rupture shall not: be increased by inflammatory publica tions, which powerfully affect the ex citable Filipinos. Krninlnir Plan of Campaign. It is believed that Gen. Otis is fram ing a plan of campaign which will re sult in the extension of his control over the island of Panay at least with out actual hostilities or, if it must come to warfare, then with the least possible exposure of the American troops. Probably the first step in this cam paign has been taken by this time in the establishment of a camp on the plains of Guiamaras, lying only a few miles from Iloilo and easily accessible to the warships. This probably will be made the base of operations if hostil ities become unavoidable. The govern ment, however, has not abandoned hope that a peaceful solution can be reached. A Gentle Pollpy. The policy to be adopted now is a gentle one. Persuasion will be used before powder. That will be the last resort, and Secretary Alger is optim istic in his view that it will never be necessary. The president, it is said, also views the situation in a similarly hopeful manner. He believes that the Filipinos will become less suspicious when they understand more fully the intentions of this country. He believes that careful work on the part of prudent officials will convince the Fil ipinos of the earnestness of the United States and of the purpose of this gov ernment tp protect their lives and property. peace still unratified. American claim o£ sovereignty premature. Pray reconsider resolution regarding Iloilo. Filipinos wish for the friendship of Amer ica and abhor militarism and deceit." A representative of the press learns that the Filipino junta of Paris has re ceived a telegram from the Filipino agent at Hong-Kong1, dated Saturday and saying: "Fight with Americans unavoidable. We are not the aggressors." A telegram from an English house at Manila says the situation is very strained and that there is much anxiety there. The dispatch also contained news from Iloilo, the substance ot which was that the American troops had not yet landed The members of the Filipino junta discredit a statement published in the Globe here that the United States gov ernment has ordered Agoncillo, the representative of Aguinaldo, to leave Washington. They say they surely would have heard the news if it had been true. Mail advices from the so-called Filipino government, received here Monday, say that Aguinaldo has de cided that all foreign trade entering ports under Filipino control will be ad mitted ou the payment of a duty of five per cent, ad valorem and that all ixport trade is liable to a duty of one percent, ad valorem. Flllplnoa Not Warlike. San Francisco, Jan. 9. Father Diaz, leader of the ten Spanish priests from Manila who are in this city on their way to Panama, says: "The Filipinos are not naturally war like and would not be now opposing the Hnlted States were it not for the leaders who are spurring them on. These leaders are in the work solely for personal gain and would prove hard masters for the weaker portion of the natives should they train the power. At Iloilo, where I wassta iloned, there would have been little fight ing if it had not been for these malcon tents who fairly forced the natives to take up arms. Most of these men who are at .he head of the insurgent movement are •Vlestices or half-breed. As to Aguinaldo nimseif, he is a crafty fellow and has a following among those people who hope :o climb by his advancement. 1 do not consider Aguinaldo personally responsible or all the brutality shown olir friars, yet •it could have prevented a^good portion of it if lie had seun lit to do so GEN. M. V. SHEEIDAN, Now in Command of the Department of the Lakes. Be Shom No 111 Effect ot the Cam paign in Porto Rico—His Aailffn ment Considered Merely a is Temporary One. Brig. Gen. Michael V. Sheridan, fresh from service in Porto Rico, reported the other day at army headquarters in the Pullman building at Chicago as1 the new commander of the department of the lakes. Gen. Sheridan's physical appearance shows little effect of his 4% months' ar duous campaigning in Porto Rico. The new department commander's commission dates from December 14, and his. arrival relieved Gen. Bacon, of St. Paul, who had been temporarily in charge of two departments. Gen. Ba con's jurisdiction will now be confined te the department of the Dakota. Dur ing the recent interregnum the active worjc of the department at Chicago has "been in charge of Col. Barr, the adjutant general. Gen. Sheridan left Porto Bico several weeks ago and spent some days in Washington and New York before be ing ordered to Chicago. "I was in Porto Rico nearly five months," he said, "and spent most of that time in San Juan and vicinity. While with the troops I was not called upon for active service. Shortly after our arrival in the islands there were two skirmishes near Guayama in the eastern part of Porto Bico, but they were unim portant. The troops in Porto Rico were in good condition when I left and were doing effective work. Mrs. Sheridan joined me in San Juan about two months ago and came home with me. The transport on which we arrived home brought the First Kentucky volunteer regiment, which will be mustered out of service. "So far as I know, my assignment as, commander of the department of the lakes is merely temporary. It .'will be Ay GEN. M. V. SHERIDAN. (Temporary Commander of the Depart ment of the Lakes.). several days before the routine duties become familiar to me, and meanwhile there will be no changes." Gen. Sheridan, who is a brother of Gen. Phil Sheridan, hasbeen a resident of Chicago on more than one occasion before, ne was military secretary to his brother when the latter was sta tioned there as commander of the di vision of the Missouri. He occupied a similar position when his brother was in command of the whble army at the national capinal. Just before the declaration of war with Spain the department of the Mis souri was abolished and the department of the lakes created, the latter contain ing a part of the territory of the old department and its headquarters. When Gen. Brooke was assigned ascom ruander of the department of the lakes Gen. Sheridan, then colonel, was macTe the adjutant general. When the troops in the department of the lakes were moved south Gen. Brooke removed his headquarters to Chickamauga and be came post commander of that camp. It was while acting as adjutant general at Chickamauga that Gen. Sheridan was promoted to be brigadier generai of vol unteers. He sailed with the first Porto Rican expedition from Charleston. Peace was declared almost immediately after the expedition arrived th?re and the duties of the troops there have since been mainly the construction of roads and telegraph lines-and the sanitary cleansing of the towns in the island. One of the first changes of importance in the department of the lakes will be the regarrisoning of the post at Fort Sheridan. The present staff at the headquarters of the department of the lakes inchldes Col. Albert Hartsuff, chief surgeon Col. J. M. J. Lee, chief quartermaster Capt. Charles G. Palmer, assistant quarter master Maj. Fred A. Smith, chief com m'ssary, and Col. A. B. Carey, assistant pr.ymaster general. The latter has 12 or 13 assistants, whose duties have been oiierous of late in paying off the troops at various points HI.the department. Ucitroyi'd by Fire. West Branch. -Mich., Jan. 9.—An en tire block of the business portion of this town was destroyed by lire. It started in a small grocery store in the center of the block. The entire loss und insurance are uot yet known. ISSUED IN TWO PARTS-TUESDAY AND FRIDAY. SHAW WILL SPEAK Governor Accepts Invitation to Speak at Dow City. AT FARMERS' INSTITUTE. Two Day's Session to be Held Jan. 90 and 3 1 —The Oatlook Is Good for a Splendid Sleeting. Dow City, Iowa, Jan. 9, 1899. EDITOR REVIEW: Dear Sir:—We wish to call the atten tion of your readers to the preparations that have been made for the faimers' Institute to be held at Dow City Jan. 20th and 21st 1899. The object of this Institute is to get the farmer, his wife and their friends together and give them views upon questions that especially interest them. Let the farmers, which means the farmer and his wife, get acquainted with each other and understand what they need 'and what is good for their common good. We ask you to examine the programme where but in Crawford county could as much resident ability be found to take part in a Farmers' In stitute? That with our speakers of more than national reputation from abroad give us a programme that guar antees interesting and intellectual ses sions. iJow City will entertain her guests in a way that will make it hard for any other town lo get the Institute, every body will want to come again. Free beds will be furnished all who stay over night, and the ladies have kindly con sented to furnish good, substantial weals for 15 cents. We urg6 ©very farmer in the county to be present and bring your wife or best girl. The aver age farmer is no good without his wife. Also every friend of the farmer is in vited to be present. Come and have your share of the fun and good time» already prepared. Very truly yours, S. Woodruff. Ex. Com. Chos. M^Henry. F. S. Stone. CASES STRICKEN OUT. Kifty.Kloe of Seventy Caaea Growlnt Oat of Minera' lllots at Paul Are Quicltly Disposed Of. Pana, 111., Jan. 9.—Seventy cases of Pana miners and citizens charged with participating in the riot of September 1, when Operator2 Overholt was cap tured and aged Dr. Arthur Millard dan gerously assaulted, and of September 28, when negroes and miners fought a bloody battle with guns on Lobe street, were disposed of in court. State's Attorney Humphreys nolled 59 of the cases while 11 plead guilty and were given sentences. Trials of Orville and Maxwell Penwell, sons of Operator Pen-well, charged with inciting riot on the night of September 28, will be had Tuesday. Over CO witnesses have been summoned against the Pen wells. Memorial to Soldlera at Manila. San Francisco, Jan. 9.—The Singa pore Free Press says that Spencer Pratt, consul generai for the United States, has sent to Gen. Otis, United States military governor at Manila, a proposal that a memorial should be erected at Manila to the memory of all Americans who fell in the capture or died of disease during the campaign. The proposal is that all Americans now resident in the far east, of whom there is a very considerable number, should be invited to contribute toward this ob ject. y.J Iowa National Guard. Des Moines, la., Jan. 9.—The Iowa national guard will probably be reor ganised on the basis of the regular army. Such is the wish of prominent officers of the state who are engaged at present in forming the new guard. The new regiments will be subject to United States medical examinations, and every man will bp armed and equipped ready to be mustered without delay into the service of the national government in case war is declared. Colored Man 12Iectrocuted. Xew York, Jan. 9. Bailey Decker (colored) was put to death by electric ity in Sing Sing prison for the murder of his white wife. The current was turned on at 11:22 and at 11:27 he was pronounced dead. Two shocks were given him. After the current had been turned on the mask fell from the dy ing man's face. Otherwise the execu tion as a success. lilfe Sentence for a Boy. ChiHicothe, I)., Jan. 1). Bert VVil liantsion, only 17 years old, was sen tenced to the penitentiary for life. Williamson killed John Mitchell at a dance on l'otts llill last July and was found guilty of murder in the second degree. Ilis youth is perhaps all that saved him from the death penalty. llunU I'miilcnt Demi. Marietta, 0.. Jan. 9.—A. T. S pres ident of the Citizens' national bauk and an extensive stove manufacturer, died from cerebral hemorrhage. He \v :s 67 years old. Given a Second Iluutinet. Madrid, Jan. 9, Gen. Weyler has given a second banquet to the military chiefs. ..... liMif'- VOLUME XXXIV NO. WEALTH AND BEAUTY Important Nuptial Engagement Re ported from Gotham. William K. Vnnderbllt, Jr., to Maifjjvj Mill Virginia Fair, the California Heiress—Vanderbilt Senior Pleased. The engagement of Miss Virginia Fair and William K. Vanderbilt, of N6w York, has-been formally announced. The news was not believed at firsts even in usually well-informed circles, but when it was confirmed at Mr. and Mrs. Oelrichs' home the tidings flew like wildfire up and down Fifth avenue, and good wishes began to pour- in. '1 upon the young lady and hearty con gratulations upon the young fellow who had won the hand of one of 'the wealthy and most popular society girls in New York. While the fortune of Miss Fair is not to be mentioned—large as it is— in connection with the prospects of her future husband, it is still a great sum, as she inherited from both her father and her mother a sum variously esti mated but presumed to be over $3,000,--$f 000. .What William K. Vanderbilt, Jr.f®6^ will inherit cannot be told. Hi$ fa ther's fortune long since was said to be $75,000,000, and it is well lenown that it has been increased more than once by millions—how many only Mr Vanderbilt can say. Were he displeased with any match. that his son might mak^, of course it would result in the latter receiving less favorable consideration in his father's will, but Mr. Vanderbilt pere is. en-, iv,- tirely in accord with his son's marriage to this estimable young lady. Miss Fair is a bright, attractive ivaeious girl, and she has good Ioeawpirf^B WILLIAM K. VANDERBILT. (Entirely In Accord with His Son's Engage ment to Miss Fair.) that are added to by her remark ably good taste in dress. Her edu-' cation has been of the best, and was obtained first of all in the Convent of ihe Sacred Heart at San Franciseo, and! later in travel abroad. She is a oru nette and of medium height. She came' to New York soon after the marriagei. )f her sister to Herman Oelrichs andi with her mother passed a good deal of1 time with Mr. and Mrs. Oelrichs both in New York and in Newport. Miss Fair has been identified closely with the fashionables of New York who aro generally referred to as the "New port set" and has been greatly in de mand at the dinners and dances. In the summer of 1894 Mrs. Herman Oelrichs gave at the Newport casino a benefit ball for Miss Fair, which was4practical ly her debut, as,she was then just leav ing off mourning for her mother. William Kissam Vanderbilt, Jr., is younger than his sister, the duchess'of Marlborough, by a year or two, being about 20 years old. He is still very youthful in appearance, but has the strong characteristics of the Vander bilt family, resembling to a marked degree his cousins, the sons of Cornelias Vanderbilt. He has particularly identi fied himself with yachting in Newport, entering in many of the smaller races, in one of which he nearly lost his^ife in Newport waters. For the last two summers, with his brother Harold, young Vanderbilt has been at Marble house, his mother's Newport property, his aunt, Miss Armide Smith, acting.as chatelaine. He is a genial young fellow, ex-.\ tremely popular not otfly with his friends from New York, but with the townspeople of Newport. Naturally, as he has been away at school and col lege, he is not closely identified with. New York social doings for the reasoni that he ha9 been there only during the holidays. During the many trips made by hj9 father's yacht, the Alva, which was sunk oil the .coast of Massachusetts about six years ago young Vanderbilt was on© of the party with his Tutors. While not possessed of a fortune, his prospective wealth is, of course, very great, his father's wealth being con stantly on the increase. Kleclrlelty In AlnioHpliere. Tn certain conditions of the atmos phere electricity is so abundant on the top of the volcano Mauna Loa, in Ha waii, that an English geologist found that he could trace electric letters with. I.is illifff rs on his blanket.