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Eight Thousand Filipinos from Ma
f, lolos Willing to Cease Hostil- 4 ities with Americans. 1 11 COMMISSIONERS NOT RECEIVED BY OTIS Filipino Government I*»ues Another Virulent Ant I-American Decror American Professions Declared to lie l'ure Hypocrisy Manilla 1m Quiet. 1 Manila, Feb. 27.—Two Spanish com missioners,, Senor,s llosutio and Aboga do, -who were permitted to pats through ouy: lines and confer with Aguinialdo wi/jh reference to the Spanish prison-. -ers at MaJolos, returned through our --lines Monday morning-, near Coloocan, "with a- sealed dispatch for the Span iards. The commissioners said that 3V $yb&\. axe. \aVvw^ a&oa^a^c 0^ out \.o\» ^nc,c,s Aguin-aldo and Sanduiko were both at Malolos and inclined to pacific over tures. WhiletlieFilipinosarenotyetpre pared to surrender the. Spanish prison ers, they will gladly release two Amer icans who have been held for six weeks-. on the payment of $30, the value of food and clothing furnished to-then). Shortly afterwards the rebels senl out a flag of truce borne by Command ant Sinfo-roso de la. Cruz, and several hundred of the enemy left- the Filipino lines crying "No quire!" ".Mas torn bate!" "Americanos Muelio- I5ue.no!" The commandante said t'ha.t fully 8,000 of his men had had enough, and were anxious to surrender. Among the enemy in, the jungle many women and children were visible. A woman laid idown her rifle and at tempted to- cross with the parleyers, a volley, the bullets dropping at their feet. OtlM A with Propriety. Washington, Feb. 27.—The officials at the war department were asked Mon day why Gen. Otis liitd refused to rec ognize the commissioners who had '•come to Manila from the insurgent headquarters at Malolos when the}' came to seek peace. The reply was that- (len. Otis was acting with the greatest propriety in this matter. He was careful not to coinmTt- his gov ernment to any recognition of Agui naldo that would make a precedent, audi then there was always the best rea son for with,holding. confidence in every act of the insurgents where the placing of trust would imperii Amer ican lives and interests. The Filipino insurgents will have no difficulty in se curing amnesty, it is said, if they lay down their arms and submit uncon ditionally. for there is 110 purpose on -the part of the American commanders to wreak vengeance upon a submissive fee. on photos, and we arc beginning to be very busy. The work is Jouaranteed to be our very best, so if you wish to take ad vantage of this extremely low offer, don't wait but come in. ffc but she was sent back. After the party returned totheAmex-. ... ,. .*• that no officer who has been or maybe ican lines the enemy on the rig-lit fired .. Anmtlier Filipino Decree. Hong-Kong. Feb. 27.—The Filipino government-lias issued another irulent anti-American decree, in which the fol lowing passages occur: "The American suns respect neither hon or nor property, but barbarously massacre women and children. Manila has witnessed the most horrible outrages, confiscating the properties and savings of the people at the point of the bayonet and shooting the defenseless, accompanied by odious acts of abomination, repugnant barbarism and racial hatred worse than the doings in Carolina. Unless you conjure a holy war for Independence, you are only wor thy to be slaves and pariahs. Proclaim be fore the civilized world thai you will light to the death against American treachery and brute force. Even the women should, il necessary. American professions and promises are pure hypocrisy. They covet the spoils of this patrimony of our race, wishing to implant here a more Irritating and barbarous dominion than in the past." Rebels Cuuipuralively Uuii't. Manila, Feb. 27.—Except. for ail oc casional volley and some individual fir ing by the rebels from tin-jungle near '. Caloocan along the river and in tlie vi cinity of San l'edro Macati all wasquie along the entire line Sunday night. The enemy's sharpshooters at Culoocan continue to annoy the soldiers in the daytime but the Americans no longer pay much attention to them, reserving their fire until the rebels appear in A the open in sufficient force to justify a volley or an occasional shell. During the night time the men are *o accustomed to the enemy's salutes 1 SIXTEEN PAGliS A WEEK —l'AR 1 ONE. DENISON, IOWA, TUl-SDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1899. ftRMY BILL IS PASSED. Senate Adopts Compromise Measure, 55 to 13. ME. CGSiIAT3 AMENDMENT WINS. I U.M* of Increased "Force to Not *1 ji lt•» 11 July 1, 1001—Sfri.ito C0111- pW-t.s It.-iiMhii* of SuiKlry Civil III 11. ))o Clems Up Two Appropriation —Ai r«e:iot»fc 011 Indian 11 WASHINGTON, Feb. 2R.—After a con test h: will be memorable in the his tory of tile senate, the compromise army reorganization bill 'Was passed Monday evening. When the senate convened at. 11 a. m. it seemed more than likeiv that the bill might not be passed during the. day. Mr. Gorman iusistel that his amendment providing that the army should not be increased permanently, or beyond July 1, 1901, be incorporated, in the measure. For several houfs it appeared probable this iusisience at least would throw the bill over until today and perhaps defeat it. An agreement was reached finally, however, and Mr. Gorman's amend ment, in a slightly mo.iifi.ed form, was •ic epterl. Mr. Gorman's amendment is as fol lows: "That each and every provision of this act shall continue in force until July 1, 1001, and on and after that date all the general staff and line officers ap pointed to the army under this act shall be discharged and the numbers restored in each grade to those existing at the passage of this act, and the enlisted force of the line of the army shall be re duced to the number as provided for by law prior to April 1, 1898, exclusive of such additions as have been or may be made under this act to the artil lery, and except the cadets provided for bv this adv who may be appointed prior to July 1, 1901, and, pfpvided further, promoted under existing law or under the rules of seniority shall bo restored in his rank." The notabio speech of the day against the measure was delivered by Mr. Vest, but bis brilliaut eloquence availed noth ing against the measure as finally agreed upon. The IB who voted against the bill were: Bate, Berry, Butler, Caffery, Chilton, Clay, Daniel, Hoar, Martin, •Pottigrew, Turley, Vest and White. Last night the sonate took up the sundry civil bill and completed its read ing, all the committee amendments be ing agreed to except those relating to the District of Columbia. The bill was then laid aside to be completed today. Two Appropriation Bill* Passed. •WASHINGTON', Feb. 28.—The house was in session seven hours Monday and sent to the senate two more appropria tion bills, the army, which had been under consideration for several days, and the fortifications. The former car ried about $79,000,000 and the latter ap proximately $4,700,000. The final con ference report upon the Indian appro priation bill was also adopted. The only amendment of importance attached to the army bill was one giving two months' extra pay to enlisted men in the regular army who served beyond the limits of the United States during the war with Spain, and two month's extra pay to those who served in the United States. The discussion of the adminis tration's policy relative to the Philip pines. which lias been occupying the attention of the members to the exclu sion ol' appropriation bill$, was contin ued, several speeches being made on the subject. Mr. Doclcery, leading Demo- iit, majority of them remain undis-- ,, nrbed. secured by the imtposts and, ^i10 attendance at the caucus was ^entries. j^gf. ii Manila absolute quiet prevails the streets arc deserted and the only sounds to be heard after seven o'clock in the evening are the tramp of the patrols and sentries and the occasional canter of the hoofs of an officer's horse. Prom three to eight inches of snow fell In Nebraska Saturday night. Marshal De Campos wants and other Spanish generals want a parliamentary in quiry. inti^he.5£?.dijct of the recent war. au(j Famous Author So Low That His Physicians Hesitate to Give Any Hope. WIFE BEARS UP WELL UiiDER STRAIN Doctors I.Hxtie Noiicomrnittiit Ilnl letin—l.oli-r in tin: rv 1 crat, on the appropriations committee, asserted the appropriations for this year would reach §1,600,000,000. Democratic Policy an to Philippine!!. "WASHINGTON, Feb. 28.—At a caucus of the Democratic members of the lionse of representatives last night the follow ing declaration of policy and resolutions as to the Philippines were adopted: "Resolved, That the United States disclaim any disposition or intentiou to exercise permanent sovereignty, juris diction or control over the Philippine islands and assert their determination when an independent government shall have been erected therein, to transfer to said government upon terms which shall be reasonable and just to all rights secured under the cessation by Spain and thereupon to leave the government and control of the islands to their peo- little division of sentiment was mini ifested on the general features of lie resolutions. The speech of Gen- eral Wheeler was notable in differing from tho prevailing view. The hands of tho presideut should be upheld, ho said, when fighting was going on. Minim's Bulletin co'taii a OIIH ror rs. niideiice. and it cackle- so over it t-mt. one would think the pigeon had laid an egg. A. H. BROWN, lMiOIMtlKTOR, Drnison, Town, llsy Mr*, Kipling EfnrlnK Up Vell. Mrs. Kipling is said'to lie bearing up well under the terrible strain. The ho tel where Kipling lies wassuguin Mon day morning crowded with callers—all sorts and- conditions of men and wom en—Tiet!ierioiiisl\ anxious to know how it fared with the author of "The White Man's liurden." It was generally un derstood that the patient was better than might have been expected. llrief Sketch of Ills l.ife. Rudyard Kipling was born In Bombay, In Christmas week, 1SG5. His father, I^ock wood Kipling, was then professor of art in the Lahore institute. Young Kipling began his literary work as a newspaper man on the Civil and Military Gazette of Lahore. He had to prepare for the press all the telegrams of the day: he had to provide extracts and paragraphs he made articles out of official reports he wrote brief editorial notes he kept an eye on sports and looked after local news general ly finally, he read all proofs, except those of editorials, and on top of all this work he composed innumerable verses and stories. Some of his best short stories and poems were written while he v.-as so employed, but he burned twice as much as he pub lished, he says. His published verses im mediately attracted the attention of the English exiles In India, and scores of peo ple soon i^gan to demand the publication of the rhymes in book form. In the newspaper office he struck ofE a few hundred copies on brown paper. The edition sold rapidly, and introduced him to the outside world. He went to England by way of San Francisco and New York in 1SS!1, and Wrote to the Allahabad Pioneer a series of letters that criticised America very sharply. The same year his "Danny Deever" and other verses were printed in England and set the world talking about him. His short stories were collected and published, and he added to their number. The hit made by ul valley, Ortlieis and Learoyd ri val",1 that of Dumas' "Three Musket eers." The magazines and newspapers competed in bidding for the products of his pen. For the first five years he had been the most popular writer in the world and the best paid. It had been estimated thai the work planned by him to be done this year would have brought him StO.OOO. Besides his early short stories, published under the titles: "Plain Tales From the Hills," "The Phantom Rickshaw," "Sol diers Three," and "Under the Deodars, he wrote two novels, "The Light That Failed," and "Captains Courageous," and in conjunction with Walcott Balestier, "The Naulahka." His Jungle stories, detailing the experiences of a wolf-reared boy, "Mow gli," among the beasts of tne forest, were gathered from the magazines and issued in book form in lb!)4 and 1S95. A series ol later short stories was printed last year under the title, "The Day's Work," and had an enormous sale. His poems have la-en printed in tho volumes "Barrack Room Ballads and Departmental Ditties" and "The Seven Seas." His most recent poems. "White Horses," "The Vampire," "The Recessional," "The Truce of the Bear" and "The White Man's Burden" have attracted world-wide attention and were thought worth sending by cable from London to American papers. It has been aptly said that Kipling was the actual poet-laureate of England. His "Jungle Books" and a number of his poems will live as long as the English language, the crit ics say. Kipling had a marvelous power of description, drawing a picture with a few strong lines. The translators found 11 qulto impossible to reproduce his work without destroying its vigor. He had a rare sense of humor, a vivid imagination and was a most loyal British citizen, a zealous advocate of expansion and imperialism. Mr. Kipling married Miss Carolyn Bales tier, a sister of C. Walcott Balestier, the American novelist, who died eight years ago in Dresden. Balestier and Kipling were ciose friends and collaborators. Three daughters were born to Mr. and Mrs. Kip ling. At Brattleboro, Vt., the home of his wile, he built the famous house known as "Naulahka." Here he wrote most of the Jungle stories, "Captains Courageous" and numerous poems and sinrie* Q| CALLS FOR THE OREGON 1'rlciMlH tiunrdeilly Exprex* Little Hope fulness—Life aud Work of Ivip lilljs. .JO York. Feb. 27.—The following bulletin was issued at half-past clock Monday morning: the night Kipiint: liirht "Jlr. Kipling: has been durin and is still very ill. H. JAXKWAY, THEODORE DUNHAM.' The condition of Kiulyaid Kipling was so low Monday morning that when anyone with authority was asked con cerning him the reply was made that "lie is still alive." Mr. Kipling was watched closely all night long and there was a physician in his apartment continuously. Later in the day close friends of Mr. Kipling guardedly expressed a hope fulness that was not apparent Sunday night. Mr. Donbleday said that the author had passed a better night than could have been expected and was vis ibly better and resting easier at half past nine Monday morning, though still in such dangerous condition that no one could tell what any hour might bring forth. Still Mr. Doubleday had strong hopes that Mr. Kipling would pass through the'crisis of the illness successfully. Dewey Needs Battleship For Political Reasons. ADMIRAL MAY S0E3T DANCES. Otis Kninforcod by 5,500 Fresli Troop*. Insurgent SluirpHlinoters Active—Night Passes Willi No Fires at Manila—For eign Consult* Confer oil Coiuuicrelal terests—Further 1,1st of Casualties.. WASHINGTON", Feb. 25.—The following dispatch has been received at the navy department: MA XII.a The rebel battery has not been used since a shell from tho monitor Monad nock exploded over it yesterday. The enemy's fire was so hot during the night in the vicinity of the Hig gins house that the headquarters was removed to a church 400 yards inside the line. A few small fires have destroyed several native houses in the outskirts of the city. The Twentieth infantry is being dis embarked from tho transport Seaudia. ThreatH Not Acted Upon. MANILA, Feb. 25.-10:15 a. m.—De spite the threats of the Filipinos to burn the business center, the inhabitants of Manila were not disturbed last night. Everything was quiet on the line out side, except for occasional volleys from bunches of tho enemy at various points. The enemy was most active along Gen eral King's and General Ovenshine's lines, from the beach to Pasig, but a few volleys of musketry, supplemented by shells from the Buffalo, effectually quieted them. Tho foreign consuls met yesterday to confer regarding commercial interests, but the result of their deliberations has I not been communicated, it is under stood, to the American authorities. The British consul was not present at the conference. Tho shooting of two Englishmen aud of Mr. Argentine, manager of the Andrews cotton mill, Wednesday, is generally regretted, but it is admitted that it was quite unavoidable. Instead of remaining in the stone basement during tho excitement occasioned by the fires in the vicinity the trio leaned from an upper window. Their .whito suits attracted the attention of the American soldiers, who, believing them to be natives firing from the wiudows, shot all three. Mr. Argentine is dead. O. F. Simpson is fatally wounded and T. Haslam slightly. finm Aiiroennmi on inaiail fttl'l. WASHINGTON", Feb. 28.—The conferees on the Indian appropriation bill have reached a final agreement aud submitta I their report. The senate amendment relating to sectarian Indian schools is retained, but the amount is reduced so that not exceeding 15 per cent of the amount used in 1895 shall be usod next vrar. A new proviso adds the words that this shall be tho final appropria tion for sectarian schools. The amount for tho Carlisle seiiool is restored to the Bum fixed by the house. The amounts lire increased somewhat for Flanilivan, S. D., and Pipestone, Minn. Tho sen :i:o provision ?ilso ill In Feb. 2-i.—For political reasons tho Oregon should be sent hero at once. DEWEY. The navy department expects the Oregon to arrive at Manila about March 10. As the transports are ahead of schedule time, it thinks General Otis within a week will have reinforcements of 2,500 men. The cabinet gave some attention to Dewey's cable message relative to the political importance of sending the Oregon at once to Manila. The conclu sion reached was that too much import ance should not be attached to it, that Dewey wants the big ship to influ ence the Filipinos through fear. BULLETS SKIM THE SANDBAGS. Rebels tTne Better Aim In Volleying the American Entrenchment*. MANII/A, Feb. 25.—The enemy's sharp shooters have been particularly active about Caloocan all day. Special atten tion was paid to the three-gun battery near the railroad, aud the improvement of the rebel marksmanship was very noticeable. The rebels tired volleys at the battery, their ballets frequently skimming the tops of the sandbags, A lieutenant of the Twentieth Kansas vol unteers and three other men were slightly Vounded. One rtaii was killed in the trenches. is adopted for ail in sane asylum for Imlian-i nr. C.m:«»n, S. D. All the treaty agreements a tile.I by the senate are struck out. Mi»on Withilmw* Objection. WASHINGTON, Feb. 28.—Senator Ma son (Ills authorized the statement i.iat he would withdraw his objection to the election of O. C. Kohlsaat, nomi nated by the president for district judgt oi the Northern district of Illinois. Rep resentations made to him that the con test was disrupting to the party organi sation in Illinois are given as the reason. ISSUED IN TWO PARTS-TUESDAY AND FRIDAY. ^SVnsfto Ca&vcvefts, \ev ioiew. T\a\\u\xxw £a\i\we\s, ioiexv. Lower House of Congress Passes Measure Giving Funds for Needs of the Army. LAST WEEK GF THE 55T11 CONGRESS. UNTIL APRIL 1ST, ONLY. House GctM Down to Hard Work— rinnl Hour* Crowded with Im portant I,e«Ixlation—Senate Agrees to Conference Keport.n To Ad* vaiice Sampson and Schley. Washington, Feb. 2".—The house has passed the army appropriation bill. The house started in .Monday on the closing week ot' the session, begin ning work at 11 o'clock in anticipation of a crush of important legislation in the linal hours. There was a liberal attendance for un early meeting and much activity, as members made eil'orts to bring forward various measures. Mr. Hull wished to go on with the un finished army appropriation bill, al though it was the day for District of Columbia business. The conference report on the bill for uniform practice in granting rights of way across Indian reservations was agreed to. Public Building mils Next. Washing!on. Feb. 27.—Speaker lieed and liis associates on the committee bn rules Monday decided on a special rule giving Tuesday to the public building bills. Representative Henderson, of the committee, will present the rule and secure its adoption after the army ap propriation bill is disposed of. This assures another opportunity to a large number of bills for public buildings in various parts of the country, among the most important being the new cus tomhouse in New York, the post of fices at lndinnapolis and Cleveland and the public library site in Washington, D. C. In the Senate. Washington. Feb. 27.—At 11 o'clock Monday the senate began the last week of the short session of the Fifty-fifth congress. An unusually large number of senators was present, owing prob ably to the great amount of unfinished business before the senate. Senator llale (Me.) gave notice that on Wednesday afternoon at five o'clock he would present resolutions on the death of the late Representative Nelson Dingley, of Maine. Senator Pettigrew (S. D.) presented resolutions adopted by the legislature of South Dakota, in favor of placing thi railroads of the country directly undei the control of the interstate commerce commission, in favor of postal savings banks and to repeal the law giving lnr dian reservations immunity from pay ing taxes. The legislation asked for he says, was not in harmony with the republican party. The resolutions were populistic and socialistic, and'di reetiy opposed to the policy and doc trines of the republican party. "These I resolutions clearly show," said the senator, "that the people of South Da kota. at- least-, are preparing to leave the republican party, as they diffei from it on every principle on which it is founded. These resolutions indicate the drift of republican sentiment ii the west, which is opposed to the pol icy of imperialism, the policy of ex pansion and the policy of plutocracy.' The conference report on the agri cultural appropriation bill was agreed to. The conference report on the In dian appropriation bill was agreed to. Senator Chandler (X. H.) offered an amendment to the naval appropriation authorizing the president to appoint two vice admirals of the.na.vy, who shall not be placed on the retired list until eight years after the passage of the bill, except upon the application of the holder of the office the offices to-cease to exist when vacated by death or otherwise. The bill is intended to advance Ad niirals Sampson ami Schley. A bill providing for the holding ol two terms each year of the United States circuit and district courts of the western district of Texas to be held at Laredo, Tex., was passed. Consideration of the army reorgan ization bill was resumed. Senator Hate (Tenn.), a member of the military af fairs committee, addressed the senate in opposition to an increase of the army and against warfare on the Filipinos. (oiil'li-ms DUJ'H VOLUME XXXIV NO. 17' COR FL3G UP AT CEBU. Old Glory Hoisted on the Island by the Gunboat Petrel. INSUEGENTS ARE BECOMING MEEK Stars ainl Stripes K.iised Without Any Na tive Oppjisif ion—St01-3- From Madrid of Kuropenit Interference at Manila Is Hi* credited Ht. Washington—Itebels Shout and Kun Away. MANILA, Feb. 27.—The steamer Hues tra Seiiora del Carmen yesterday brought the news that the American flag had been raised over tho island of Cebu, tho United States gunboat Petrel, Commander C. Cornwell, visiting Cebu Feb. 22. Cemmander Cornwell sent an ultima-. turn ashore declaring the intention of the Americans to take possession, peace fully if possible, by force if necessary. The rebels 'immediately vacated taking their gnus to the hills. A party of ma rines was landed and tlio American flag was raised by them over the gov ernment building, which they still oc-. cupied when the Xeusrra left. A battalion of the Twenty-third reg ulars left for Cebu yesterday by the trajji^^^'ennsylvania. The same stl-aim-r Drought dispatches from Brig adier General Miller at Iloilo to Major General Otis reporting all was quiet there, that there had been no further fighting, that confidence had been re stored and business was being generally resumed. General Miller thinks it probable that the natives will soon be come convinced of the error of oppos ing the inevitable, and that the exam ple set by the inhabitants of Negros is having its effect among the other isl ands, which, though not entirely con vinced, are, in General Miller's opin ion, open to reason. All is quiet inside and outside of Man-' ila except Caloocan, where the enemy's sharpshooters continue to annoy our troops at h, comparatively close range. One man of the Twentieth Kansas vol unteers was killed in Ariquina village, which was burned last night, and four were vrounded in the skirmish. Last night the rebels concentrated in, such numbers near the Chinese ceme tery that General Mac Arthur antici- pated an attack and asked for reinforce ments. Two companies of the Twenty third regulars wero sent to Caloocan and a battalion of tho Twentieth regu lars to the cemetery at about midnight. But the expected attack was not made, the rebels, after malting a great noise with bugle calls and yells of "viva independencia" and "mocho malo Americanos" and firing volleys, dis appeared in the woods. It is believed, their leaders are getting desperate and. are attempting to force the United States troops to making an attack in the hope of breaking through the Ameri-j: can lines, but the rebels are evidently unwilling to be pacified when facing the Americans. It is just possible, however, that they may be goaded into such a move (before KadzlwillN Nomination. Washington. Feb. 27.—The senate committee on judiciary Monday post poned action on the nomination of Hon. C. C. Kohlsaa to be United States judge of the northern district of Illinois, in order to give Senator Mason, who op poses confirmation, an opportunity to prepare a statement for the commit tee. The committee decided to reconr mend (he confirmation of Hon. W. It. Day as judge of the Sixth judicial cir cuit. more reinforce ments arrive. All was quiet in the city last night. Admiral Dewey, when asked by tho correspondent of tho Associated Press to givfc his reasons for requesting Wash ington to send the battleship Oregon to Manila, firmly declined to discuss the mat ter. No such emergency exists here as is presented by reports circulated in theUuited States, and cabled back to Manila to tho cffect that Admiral Dewey has had a collision of a forcible character with the German naval com mander. Anti-American Utterances. PAT.IS, Feb. 27.—So extraordinary are the utterauces attributed to Prince An tonin RadzLwill in the alleged inter view with him in the Liberte, especially in their imputed tone of hostility to ward American commerce, that serious doubts are expressed as to whether the interview is authentic. Prince Radzi will, who is Emperor William's repre sentative at the Faure funeral, after declaring that the kaiser professed the greatest admiration for the grand mem ories of France, said. "There is another country against which continental pow ers should indeed co-operato for the or ganization of their economic defense. I mean the United States, whose preten sions and wealth are becoming a dan ger far us all." linpriaoued In Ice Crib. CLEVELAND, Feb. 2O.—Five men are imprisoned in a temporary waterworks crib several miles out in Lake Erie* and there is much apprehension felt for their safoty. Enormous piles of ice cover the crib, almost hiding it from vie'\ l-.lTort to Secure Second Ballot Fall*. LINCOLN*, Fob. 25.—There, were no changes in the vote on joint ballot for senator yesterday A motion coming from the Hay ward side for a recess to 2 o'clock was defeated.