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WED HSDAY, MAR, 22, 1899.
"Abandoned farms" and "the decline
of agriculture" are familiar terms in
connection with the New England
BtateB, but now Governor Mount is
quoted to the effect that right in In
diana, comparatively a new state and
until recently almost exclusively agri
cultural, there are large tracts of land,
in one country alone over 100,000 acres,
abandoned and given over to waste.
A French newspaper called La Patrie
asserts that from January 1 to August
s1898, "Col. Hay, the American Ambas
sador in London spent more than fifteen
millions on the British press/' It says
that" without the employment of such
means the United States would never
have succeeded in crushing Spain in the
face of a Europe instinctively hostile to
their expansion." Can it be possible
that Mark Iianna fixed the big British
newspapers last year the same as he did
the big American newspapers in 1890
The White Man's Burden" in Kip
ling's rare poetic setting,means volumes.
A few weekB ago the phrase was practi
cally meaningless, but to-day it means
everything connected with an important
national policy. Mr. Kipling, whose re
covery from a recent serious illness is
now assured,
might render an invaluable
service by focusing the light of
A pathetic statement Is narrated in
connection with Mr. Medill's love for
the Chicago Tribune. When Mr. Kohl
Baat sold his interest in the Inter-Ocean
he asked Mr. Medill to name a price on
the Tribune. He linally said he would
take $2,000,000, and to his surprise Mr.
Kohlsatt called the next day and told
him he would take the paper. Mr. Me
dill then said: "Mr. Kohlsatt, 1 am
alone in the world my beloved wife iB
gone my daughter has passed to the
other shore, and I have nothing to love
or live for but the Tribune it connects
me with the past, and I must keep it
cannot sell it at any price." Mr. Kohl
saatt could not meet that style of argu
ment. He recognized that the heart of
the old veteran was in the Tribune and
the property remained his until he died.
Bryan Refuses to Attend the Million
aire's Banquet in New York.
Perry Belmont's so-cailed democratic
cluba of New York millionaires, are go
ing to hold a great banquet on Jeffer
son's birthday. They have given it out
that their tables will be spread for up
wards oi thousand guests, and that
the exp-use will not be less than 810
per plate, and that all democrats of
prominence, not alone in New York
state, but in the entire country, will be
invited to attend.
Mr. Bryan has already been invited,
and has written a long letter to Mr.
Belmont declining to accept the in
vitation. Mr. Bryan is very pointed
and personal in his reply. lie said in
part: You proclaimed to your fellow
citizens 1896 that my election upon a
democratic platform would endanger
the nation's welfare you will pardon
me if I suggest that a banquet presided
over by you will injure rather than aid
the democratic party. 1 believe in
harmonizing personal dilferences, but
differences in principle can.not be har
monized, and, in my judgment, no party
advantage is to be derived from politi
cal communion between the Jeilerson
ian democrats who stand upon the Chi
cago platform, and republican allies
who masquerade as democrats between
campaigns in order to give more po
teney to their betrayal of the demo
r.ratic principles on election day."
Mr. Bryan did quite right in refusing
to attend a political gathering with the
Belmonts, Hills and Clevelands of the
East. Men of their stripe are an injury
to any party, because they are political
ly dishonest.
Under our system of government,
political parties are indispensable, and
it is far better to have two great parties,
of nearly equal strength, than to have a
number of parties or groups to engage
with each other in barter and dicker as
they do in some parts of Europe.
The interests of this country are so
diversified that no one section can be
given all that it desires, and to prevent
the formation of sectional groups, com
ic geniuB upon the
be made between the
members of the party that happens at
the time to be dominant. Nearly all of
our national legislation is the result of
compromise, and the party represen
tatives from every section of the coun
try,'and ol every shade of opinion, are in
honor bound to loyally help to carry out
the compromises they agree upon. Men
who wantonly disregard the promises
they make, and the compromises they
agree upon, are not alone enemies to
their party, but to their country also.
They weaken public credit by under
mining national good faith and official
honesty, they destroy party usefulness
and unity, and are not entitled either to
party fellowship or the respect usually
accorded to honorable opponents.
Mr. Bryan had good reason to be
lieve thai many of the men whom lie
WBB invited to dine with, had records
full of treachery and political bad faith,
and he did right in declining to eat with
Schley and Sampson.
(Washington Times.)
hiB senior and better, Admiral Schley,
There is poetic justice even in a short
session of congress.
A Brain-Twister for Ingersoll.
(Prom the Hawklnsvllle, Ja. Dispatch.)
A discouraged editor asks the follow
ing question If Bob Ingersoll insists
that there is no hell will he state what
becomes of the man who takes the paper
three or four years without paying for
The trusts and railroad corporations
are in favor of big appropriations but
opposed to an income tax.
General Wheaton Sends Out a
Punitive Expedition.
fining Short of Ammunition They Were
Obliged to Fix BuyonctH and Charge the
Enemy, Which They 1H1 Successfully
with the I.uhs of Three Men Killed and
Twenty-One Wounded—llurd Conditions
Under Which "Flying Brigade" Fighta.
Manila, March 20.—A reconnolterin*
expedition, sent from the flying: brigade,
commanded by General Wheaton, found
Itself in an awkward position and was
obliged to charge the Filipinos with
fixed bayonets. This dramatic inci
flent changed the situation. One com
pany of the Washington volunteers, was
stationed at Tagulg. At 1 o'clock In the
afternoon a regiment of insurgents
marched into the town in columns of
four. The Company of Washington vol
unteers opened fire on them, and at this
unexpected attack the insurgents scat
tered, 300 retreating along the shore,
and 500 inland.
Kan into an Ambush.
man's bur-
den." About this season of the year
such a poem would be greatly apprecia
ted by the people who are paying the
tax dodgers' taxes.
Three companies of the Twenty-sec
ond Infantry were sent out to reconnoit
er the Insurgent position. At 6 o'clock
In the afternoon these companies ran
into an insurgent ambush. Their am
munition soon ran low. Some of the
men only had four rounds. They were
obliged to fix bayonets and charge the
insurgents, driving them from ambush,
and thus enabling our troops to retreat
successfully. Three m«en were killed
and twenty-one wounded. Two of our
men were taken prisoners. One of them
on surrendering his rifle was knocked
over the head by the insurgents. He
subsequently died. The other shot one
of his captors and made his escape.
Driven Hack Fifteen Miles.
General Wheaton determined to send
out a punitive expedition. He ad
vanced the Twenty-second regulars on
the right wing, with two guns of the
Sixth artillery. Five companies of the
Oregon volunteers and six companies
of the Washington regiment. They
started at 5 o'clock in the morning, met
the enemy at 8, and drove them along
the lake for fifteen miles. Five miles
of huts—the hotbed of the insurgents
"were burned. One hundred tons of rice
were destroyed. Two of the army tin
clad gunboats scoured the lake and
took Morong, and destroyed rlceflelds,
the inhabitants of the towns about the
lake retiring into the mountains.'
Release of Prisoners Said To Be Mud* Ex
cuse for Her Attitude.
Washington, March 20.—Evidence has
been received here which seems to Inti
mate that Spain is plotting to aid the
Filipinos and to engage other powers
so as to embarrass the United States
in settling the Philippine question.
Spain wishes, it is believed, to recognize
the belligerency of the Filipinos, and
with this motive is now using ail haste
to conclude her treaty of peace with the
United States. There is already evi
dence at the state department that
Spain Is seeking to make the release of
the Spanish prisoners her justification
for friendly relations with the Filipinos
as an independent government.
Spain and the powers unfriendly to
American domination in the Philippines,
acting through Spain, are endeavoring
to produce the impression that the Unit
ed States is unable to control those isl
ands. The object of this agitation
that Spain, and ultimately her friends,
shall recognise the belligerent rights of
the Filipinos with the view of produc
ing a state of affairs In the Philippines
which will justify interference if not a
partition of the territory.
The General Advlicil the Rebel Lender to
Abandon Further RegiKtnncp.
Manila, March 20.—It is reported on
hitherto reliable authority that Aguin
aldo Is taking extreme measures to sup
press signs calculated to cause a ces
sation of hostilities. Twelve adherents*
of the plan of independence, residents
of Manila, have been condemned to
death because the wrote advising sur
render. and all loyal Filipinos have
been called upon to perform the na
tional service of dispatching them.
General I,ugnrda visited Malolos foi
the purpose of advising Aguinaldo to
quit. He argued with the insurgent
leader and atfcimpted to convince him
of the folly of his persistence in the
face of luch overwhelming odds. Aguin
aldo \vs furious at the advice and or
dered General Lagarda to be executed
We may take it for granted, we sup
pose, that the navigation bureau will ar
range a wide berth for Admiral Schley
when Admiral Sampson is on the Beas.
For whenever their flagships meet down
will come Sampson's blue flag to be re
placed by a red one, and all that he does
—even to taking his squadron away -will
be done through the courteBV, and at-.
.. inient Lk*ut»*nuiit Duboce has
ter permission asked and obtained, ot
Miller i'uiHslii-n Mountain Banditti.
Manila, March 20.—The mountain
banditti of Panay island recently
threatened a serious attack on Iloilo,
but they were repulsed with a loss of
two hundred men by General Miller.
McNeil's battalion of the California reg-
.n .unci*
tu umljark on the Indluna
in order to reinforce the garrisons of
the towns of Bais and Haguyan on the
east coast of the island of Negros,
where Colonel Smith is in command.
This is only a measure of precaution, as
General Otis says he does not anticipate
trouble there.
IlHt'iiftou Kcnoiiiinuted for Mayor.
Chicago, March 17.—At the Democrat
ic city convention held at the North
S?.de Turner hall the following ticket
it and then tells the postmaster that he •_
doea not want It?"
Mayor, Carter H. Har.
torney, Andro
itfceiten at-
clerk, William
JMggiuK for Victims of the Terrible Wind
sor Uotel Fire.
New York, March 20.—Search of the
ruins of the Windsor hotel was begun
by a large force of laborers. The fire
is still smoldering, despite a steady pour
of streams of water from two fire en
gines throughout the night. The biff
office safe was dug out apparently In
tact. Numerous small articles, such an
Jewolry, purses, bundles of papers,
photographs and wearing apparel,
which had belonged to occupants of the
hotel, were gathered up. At 9 o'clock
the charred leg of a human being was
found near the entrance, burned be
yond any Identity.
The wormen with picks and spades
were called oft, and others put to work
who were to use only their hands. It
was felt that the bodies, if any were un
covered, would be so badly burned that
identification would be almost impossi
ble except by means of some personal
belongings. The first body found was
discovered a little later by the workmeu
on the Forty-sixth street side of the
ruins, ten feet from the sidewalk, and
twenty feet from the rear of the build
ing. The first seen of it was the skele
ton of the breast, including the ribs and
breastbone. Close by a foot with nearly
all the flush on It was found. It ap
peared to have been severed from the
leg by the failing of some heavy piece
of debris. A second body was found Hi
the debris where the office had been.
It, like the first, was burned beyond
the possibility of recognition.
The bodies were examined at Belle
vue morgue after being taken there In
the dead wagon. Body No. 1 Is that of
a man. The trunk is near complete, but
the legs, arms and Head are missing.
Body No. 2 is that of- a yoilng woman.
It is in six or seven sections. A part
of a.brown kid glove with pearl buttons
was found on one hand. The jacket is
of thlbet cloth, the color of-Avhlch is un
recognizable, and the skirt is of black
serge. A black cloth button on the
dress is marked "Made W. &, K. Com
pany, Extra." In the pocket of the
skirt was a cent.
Lieutenant Cutting Charge* Ntoaragtu&n
OHlcerti with Arrant Cowardice.
Savannah. Ga., March 20.—J. H. Cut
ting, formerly of Boston, has arrived
here from Nicaragua. He was a lieu
tenant of-the Rama rifles in the Nica
raguan revolution under Reyea Cut
ting says the revolution would certain
ly have succeeded but for the arrant
cowardice of Reyes and other leaders.
"Had we had only 500 Americans we
would have gone through Zelava's
forces like molasses out of a garret
window," said Cutting, "but our lead
ers were too cowardly to fight. They
showed the white feather at the first
approach of danger." Cutting says the
taxation in Nicaragua is unbearable,
and that the American mine owners
and operatives think another''revolu
tion is but a matter of time.
Bard Conditions Encountered by
AmerlcunH Chuning the Rebels.
Hong Kong, March 20.—A correspond
ent of the Associated Press at Manila
says: "An army has seldom operated
under harder conditions than have been
encountered by the American 'flying
brigade.' The country the American
troops have traversed is intersected
with lagoons, narrow and unfordable
rivers, and bamboos so thick that the
enemy cannot be seen a hundred feet
distant. During the charges the Amer
icans were ignorant as to whether they
were attacking a hundred or thousand
rebels, which amazes the foreign ob
servers. The Filipinos were unexpect
edly fierce at Cainta. Had it not been
for the fact that the American line
was thin, the enfilading fire would have
slaughtered many of our men.
"One of the prisoners captured by tho
Americans says the Filipino leaders
boast that they can continue such
war for years, depending on the Ameri
can forces being weakened daily by
twenty men killed, wounded or invalid
ed. Some of the high officials here think
that 10,000 reinforcements are needed,
as the troops now on this island are
hardly more than required to maintain
a line around Manila and police the
"Considerable rain has fallen already
and it seems that the season for rains
is beginning prematurely. It is pos
sible that when the steady rains be
gin our troops will have to be with
drawn to permanent barracks, which
may enable the rebels to return to their
old positions. The Americans have re
frained from destroying the buildings
in the country swept by General
Wheaton's troops, a sentry has been
stationed before every store at Pasig,
but the soldiers are bringing in loads of
loot from dwelling houses."
John Khcrtuati Not So Well.
Kingston, Jamaica, March 20.—The
condition of Mr. John Sherman, who Is
a passenger here on board the Ameri
can line steamer Paris,'is not favorable,
He is very much weaker and the doc
tors are discouraged. The United
States cuiser Chicago, which has been
detailed to take Mr. Sherman on board
and convey him back to the tlnited
States, has not yet arrived here, but !s
expected to reach this port during the
afternoon. Dr. Magee will have charge
of the case until they reach Old Point
Comfort. It may not be possible' to
transfer Mr. Sherman to the Chicago
until the Paris reaches Santiago de
Cuba. He appreciates that his strength
is declining and is desirous of getting
Ex-8enator Waltth Dead.
Augusta, Ga., March 20.—Ex-Senat.oi
Patrick' TValsli'died at |iis'h'6me in this
city" of paralysis and nervous prostra
tion. During the '70s he served in th«
state legislature and In 18S0 was elected
to the national convention which nom
inated General Hancock for president.
In 1SS4 he was one of the delegates at
large to the Chicago convention nom
inating Cleveland. For four years he
was the Georgia member of the na«
tional Democratic executive committee,
In March,. 1894, he was appointed to .fill
the unexpired term of United States
Senator Colquitt. He leaves a widow,
but no children.
tixplosioii of a 12-Inch Shell.
Santiago de Cuba, March 20.—While a
12-inch shell from one of the American
battleships that took part in the block
ade of Santiago was being unloaded it
exploded, killing two men and a child,
horribly mutilating a number of other
persons and demolishing the building
where the work was being done. Tht
slieli was to Have been shipped north
a curio.
Points in the Army Beef Investigation
Chicago, March 17.—The beef Inquiry
board left for Omaha and will return
to Chicago next Tuesday or Wednesday.
During its week's session In Chicago
the commission determined the follow
ing points in the beef investigation:
1. That Chicago packers did not chem
icalize or embalm army or other beef.
That General Eagan, late commis
sary U. S. A., Is responsible for the
costiy experimental use of canned roast
or boiled beef in the army.
3. That Chicago packers did not in
fluence the commissary department in
ItH selection of canned or refrigerated
4. That the commissary department
under General Eagan was badly han
dled, the troops either insufficiently fed
or furnished unwholesome food, and
that great suffering and disease was
caused thereby.
The final report of the commission
will not commend General Miles for in
judicious "talking." but his criticism
of the commissary will not be found
without foundation.
Terrible Street Uattlo Tukeit Place at Hot
Springs, Ark.
Hot Springs, Ark., March 18.—As a ae
quel to a street duel between Police'
man Tom Goslee, a sergeant of police,
on one side, and Sheriff R. L. Williams
and his son, John C. Williams, on the
other, a riot occurred at this place at
5 o'clock in the afternoon. As a
suit of the two encounters, five men
were found dead upon the sidewalk
when the smoke had cleared away. The
dead are: T. C. Toler, chief of police
Tom Goslee, a sergeant of police James
E. Hart, a city detective Louis Hinkle,
a teamster, killed by a stray bpllet:
John C. Williams, a son of the sheriff.
Wounded: Ed Spears, a deputy sher
iff, shot through the neck.
It is the most horrible affair in the
history of Hot Springs. The memora
ble Flynn-Doran feud of 1884 does not
compare with it in its terrible results.
The immediate trouble leading up to
the murders was caused by political
faotiona! disputes' and controversies,
Sheriff Williams and his deputies repre
sented one side and Chief Toler and the
uolice demirtnunt the other.
Altiir-U on French Sentry.
Paris, 20.—A sentinel stationed
al Mie ijvuunxmt lower, near Tulon,
was fired on. the bullet penetrating his
cap. Thi 9'." r«-p..ed to tue shot, but
his assailant (led. An inquiry into the
afi'air has bt.en instituted.
Advance in '\V :(£h.
Ironton, O., March 20.—The nailers
and nippeis in Kelly's Nail compan
factory here have been granted an ad
vance in wages of 20 per cent., one-half
.to begin April 1, the other half two
weeks later.
J, Ryan
Wheaton's Column Meets 3,000
Rebels at Pasig.
Mauy Bodies of Rebels Killed in the Fight
Are Floating Down the River—Four
Hundred Prltioners Captured—American
Loss Is Slight—General Otis Says It Is
the Greatest Victory Since Feb. &—•
Cowplote Rout.
Washington, March 20.—The navy de
partment has been advised ot the ar
rival at Manila of the battleship Ore
gon. The following is the cablegram
received from Admiral Dewey:
'Manila, March 18.—Secretary of the
Navy, Washington: The Oregon and
the Iris arrived today. The Oregon is
in fit condition for any duty.
Madrid, March 18.—The queen regent
has signed the treaty of peace between
Spain and the United States. The draft
of the treaty of peace between Spain
and the United States was signed in
Paris on Dec. 10, 1898. It was approved
by the United States senate by a vote
of 57 to 27, on Feb. 6, and was signed
by the president on Feb. 10.
The signed document will be forward
ed to the French ambassador at Wash
ington, M. Jules Cambon, for exchange
with the one signed by President Mc
Kinley. No decree on the subject will
be published in the official Gazette.
Manila, Maich 16.—General Lloyd
Wheaton, commanding the United
States flying column, attacked and de
feated a force of 3,000 .Filipinos at
Pasig Wednesday afternoon, Inflicting
heavy loss upon them. The American
loss was slight. The Americans capt
ured 400 Filipinos. Many, bodies of
rebels killed in the engagement are
floating down the river.
News Received at Washington*
Washington, March 16.—The follow
ing dispatch from General Otis has been
"Manila, March 15.—Adjutant Gen
eral, Washington: Three thousand.in
surgents moved down last night to
towns of Pasig and Pateros, on shore
Laguna de Bay, fronting Wheaton's
troops on Pasig river line by heavy
fighting Wheaton has dislodged and
driven them back, taking 400 prisoners
and Inflicting heavy loss In killed and
wounded he reports his los9 as very
moderate he now occupies these towns
with sufficient force to hbld them.
List of Casualties.
"Private Fornoff of ciSitjpany Iii
Twentieth regiment, wat .Hilled Pri
vate Newman, company F, Twentieth
regiment, wounded Private Carroll,
company A, Twenty-second regiment,
wounded Private Marshall, company
B, Twenty-second, wounded Private
Coombs, company C, Twenty-second
regiment, wounded Private Rogers,
company L, Twenty-second regiment,
"About 350 Filipinos surrendered at
the town of Taguig to the Washington
regiment and 173 Filipinos were capt
ured at Pasig by the Twentieth regi
ment. Our troops found 106 dead Fil
ipinos and 100 new graves near Pasig.
The prisoners were unarmed, and there
fore, it is presumed they executed their
threat of throwing their arms Into the
Greatest Victory Since Feb. 5.
London, March 16.—The Evening
News publishes the folowing dispatch
from Manila:
"General Wheaton has completely
routed the Filipinos and has occupied
Pasig, Taguim and Pateros. Several
hundreds of the enemy were killed and
as many were captured. General Otis
says this is the greatest victory since
Feb. 5. The Americans will now press
towards Aguinaldo's headquarters.'
Encouraging Cablegram Received from
M^jor General Otis.
Washington, March 17,—The following
from General Otis has reached the war
"Manila. March 16.—Adjutant Gen
eral, Washington: Reports from Iloilo
indicate improvement less activity on
the part of insurgents of island reports
from Negros most encouraging inhabi
tants enthusiastic quiet prevails
throughout island, and Culonel Smith
directing affairs in framing Internal
government. Cebu quiet, business prog
ressing under United States protection
reports from Samar and Leyte indicate
desire of inhabitants for United States
troops these islands occupied insur
gents' control confined to Luzon and the
occupation of the Pasig river line with
control of Laguanda de Bay has cut the
country occupied by the Tagablas in
nearly two equal parts. OTIS.1
Americans Occupy Caltai.
Manila, March 17.—After a desperate
fight Thursday the Twentieth regular
infantry occupied the strongly fortified
village of Caltai, northwest of Pasig.
The encounter lasted three hours, dur
Ing which time the rebels put up a des
perate resistance. Despite the fierce
fire of the natives the American loss, so
far reported, was only seventeen
wounded. The rebel loss was heavy,
Including a great number killed. The
town was attacked on two sides sudden
ly, but the Filipinos, though taken un
awares, were soon in action, and their
arms, an improvement upon those in
general use in the insurgent army,
poumed forth a galling tire. For a mo
ment the American troops fell back to
cover, but quickly the order for ad
vance was given and a rush made for
the fortifications.
Ifqur'H lighting Required*
The Americans shot as they ran and
many a rebel was picked from the top of
the breastworks. It required an hour
of steady fighting to quiet the rebel
guns sufficiently to warrant an order to
scale the embankment. In ten minutes
more the entire Twentieth regiment,
save the few wounded, were inside the
fortifications, while the rebels were in
full retreat, and badly scattered re
treat at that.
Knoxvllle, Tenn., March 6.—Tnree
persons were killed outright, two fa
tally and eight others seriously In
jured at Madisonville in a storm which
raged in tills section. The dead are
Edward L. Horton, John Mos^r, Mrs.
John Moser. The fatally injured are
Mrs. Edward L. Horton, Miss Willie
Irwin. Thosu .seriously injured are: R,
A. liobeison. wife, and 2-jear-old child.
Miss Delia Ma^on, Miss Rogers, Charles
Pierce. Hugh Hicks and Professor
Charles Kelley.
Horrible OonfesAlot).
Chicago," March 16.—August Becker
has confessed that he killed his wife
with a hatchet lb their home, cut her
body into small pieces, boiled them In
a kettle until they were almost disinte
grated, butned the mass of flesh in a
stove, and buried the bones in the prai
rie near his house. In detail, as related
to Chief Kipley, Inspector Hunt, Cap
tain Lavir., and Assistant State's At
torney Pearson, the crime is more hor
rible than that with which -Luetgert
was charged, or even they atrocities of
which H. H. H-QlmQSr.the arch-murder
er, was accused.
A search by:the"police'"'revealed the
bones buried where the murderer said
they were. ..
Death of Editor Mi'dlli.
Chicago, March 17.—Joseph Medill, ed
itor of the Chicago Tribune, died sud
denly in San Antonio, Tex. His death
was caused by heart failure. He went
to San Antonio, in the lattef- 'part of
November in company with Dr. Sarkis
ian, and had been there ever since with
the physician. His two sons-inrlaw,
Robert Paterson, business manager of
The Tribune, and. Robert McCormick,
have started for San Antonio. Mr. Me
dill was preparing to come home when
his death came.
Many People, Perish in the Wind
sor Hotel Fire.
Fifty-two PersUris Were Injured.and .a
Large Ndiulter Missing, "jThougU Some of
the Latter Are 'lletng* Accounted tor—'
List of,the-Ueiid^So Fur-'aH'Kudwii at
Present.—Uow ^tUe- DitMi»fe'r Occurred—^
Incidents of the Fire.
New York, March 20.—^The most com
plete list of casualties'' at the Windsor,
hotel fire shows .that'^fpurteen, persons
were killed, and possibly fifteen, with
out attempting to speculate on the .bod
ies in the ruins'.' '.Forty. persons are
missing.. Fifty-two names are In the
list of injured wliose whereabouts are
known. Three fire engines it'nd a hun
dred policemen remained all night about
the burning building. Gangs of men
were kept at the ruins ready to begin
the work of removing the debris so as
to find bodies burled underneath.
Saw the Fire Start.
Edward KilIen, a milkman, says that
he discovered the fire.. He was watch
ing the St. Patrick's day parade when
he saw a curtain take fire. He ran into
the hotel and tried to send in an alarm
by mea^s oft.tJie hotel^ automatic box,
but it would "tidt work. ^T{ien_he ran
into the street, sendftig' fiY an ala'rm
there, arid returned ta the hotel. He
said that a corporal «and S -, priyate of
the Astor battery, ran in wlth-him. ihiey
found the fire burning up through the
airshaft. He and the other two men
got down the hotel fire hose and played
streams upon the maln^stalrway, which
had caught fire^. and. which they satur
ated with water.' Tliefr'effoitis were un
availing, and they had to *give it' up
when the flames came»-qp td.them.
Wall Threatens to
At about 9..o'clock the..rear, ,wall of
the hotel threatened i.o fall and the
occupants of 6 and'3 feast Forty-sev
enth street Were ordered ttf'leave' their
houses,- the rear wall .bending toward
those bulldlngsti.-rThft.rtjulldlng depart
ment ^wreck^rs and, shorers tried to
shore up the'wallsj'so thpy could'Wlater
pushed In, and sVrtall 'pftTtS'-ot.-lt did fall
in the dcsii'eftl' direction. The. gas .cjonii
Lint of Victims Who Have So Far ISeeu
The following are the known victims
of the fire: John Connolly, employe of
hotel, died at Flower hospital Mrs. Ad
die Gibson aged 35, Cincinnati, shock,
died at Murray liill
hotel Eleanor Louise
Goodman, agnd 17, daughter of, Samuel
Goodman, of this city, died at Bellevue
hospital Miss Laselles Grandy of Eliz
abeth City, N. C., here on a shopping
tour, burned to -death Mrs. Maurice
Henry of this city,, who died at Roose
velt hospital at 9 o'clock in the morn
ing, from burns and injuries Nanny
Ann Kirk, wife of J. S. Kirk, soap man
ufacturer of Chicago, died at.Bellevue
hospital Mrs. Warren Leland. wife of
the proprietor of. the hotel, burns on
body, died at Flower hospital Miss
Helen Leland, daughter 'of- the hotel
Amelia Pad­
dock. aged.35» of Jrvlqgtpn, N. Y... died
at the lire Mary Sullivan, died at belle
vue hospital of this city Unknown man,
who jumped from roof reai* of hotel
unknown woman, who^ jumped from a
Fifth avenue window.' died at Helen
Gould's house unknown child, thrown
from window by mother unknown
woman, mother of the .child above men
tioned, jumped from hotel window un
known woman, jumped from win-low,
died at
ICust Forty-sixth street.
liravo Work Done by Churlc* Lie-bold, a
Itirycle I'oli:eniau.
Uicycle Policeman Charles Liebold
said he rescued live persons from the
fire. He got four men out from one of
the lower lloors and carried a fifth man
down on his shoulder. He Heard
woman on the fifth floor, butUhough he
tried to get to her he was unable to do
so, and he had to hurry out of the burn
ing building.
Warren Leland, proprietor of the
Windsor, is at the Hotel Grenoble, and
ip lying in the rqoms just vacated by
Rudyard Kipling. Mr. Leland's mental
condition is reported to-be .considerably
Mrs. Alfred de Gordevta, wife of the
well-known brpker, aiid who.,,Yva.s re
ported as one of the missing guests of
the Windsor hotel, is safe. She was
not In the hotel at the.time of the fire.
Des Moines, la., March 16.—The third
annual convention of the Iowa Tele
phone association, composed of the in
dependent companies of the state, was
held here. The purpose of the associa
tion is to establish uniformity among
the various local toll companies in the
state, and to connect the separate toll
lines to enable successful competition
with theBellcompany In handling long
distance business. Reports by the vari
ous companies composing the associa
tion showed that many# hundreds of
miles of wire has been strung in ter
ritory hitherto unconnected by tele
phone, and that further extensions are
in prospect which will surpass past op
President C. E. Wells, of Boone, pre
sided, and George F. Henry, of this
city, welcomed the delegates. It was
developed In the discussion that many
of the local companies do not pay ex
penses through want of patronage, and
are compelled to use inferior equipment,
which it Is the object of the 9tate or
ganization to remedy but the move
ment for union was opposed by some
unless they are assured of positions
under the proposed new management.
The State Telephone association se
lected the following officers for the en
suing year: George M. Bandy, of Mar
slmlltown, president W. H. Durin, of
Cedar Rapids, vice president F. W.
Hill, of Des Moines, secretary H. E.
Teachout, of Des Moines, treasurer. Ex
ecutive committee C. E. Wells, of
Boone E. K. Hlnes, of Oskaloosa N.
M. McFarlin, of Des Moines, and C« B.
Bennett, of Waterloo.
HAS A SHARE IK $40,000,000.
With Only Two Other Known Relatives
to Divldo It With.
Des Moines, la., March 17.—Mrs. Mary
Anne Sharp, who lives at 817 Tenth
street, this city, has been informed of
the death of her uncle, James Tyson, at
Brisbane, Australia, who has left an es
tate of $40,000,000. Tyson was a bache
lor. He had lived in Australia forty
years, and the only other known rela
tives are two brothers, who formerly
lived in Hull, England. Whether or not
they are still living is not known, but at
any rate the share of Mrs. Sharp will
amount to several millions.
The information conveyed to Mrs.
Sharp by the attorneys in Australia in
charge of the estate shows that when
Tyson died the fortune was so large that
no private citizen could qualify as ex
ecutor of 'the estate, and the property
was put In the hands of the Queensland
Trust company, limited.
Mrs. Sharp has sent to England for
the proofs of her relationship, and
soon as they reach Des Moines her at
torneys will leave for Australia to look
after thfcir client's fortune. Mrs. Sharp
takes her good luck with much modesty.
She is 56 years of age, and lives'quietly
here with her husband and one son and
daughter. Sharp Is a carpenter.
Cities Can Tax Surpluses and Capital—
Groan Receipt Tax Invalid*
Des Moines, la., March 18.—Senator
Thomas A. Cheshire, assistant county
attorney of Polk county, has filed
opinion with the county auditor holding
that the city and county have the right
to tax the surplus and capital of in
surance, telegraph and telephone com
panies doing business in the bounty.
He also holds that the state law tax
ing insurance companies on their gross
receipts is unconstitutional, as com
panies are. taxed differently from indi
viduals, lq direct violation of the conBti*
.tution. The companies wilLfight the as
sessment, which'would mean ati increase
bf $45,000 -in the taxfe's *!n this couhty.'
Senator Cheshire#was a member of the
ways and means committee which
drafted the state law.
spector Harley, canbe »up...about 40:30
with a lot .of extra policemen, "fhey
were needed, as the,.,crowd' had' in
creased' largely 'and' the danger of the
falling walls, was greh.it. The water
poured on. the smoldering ruins caused
so much steam to rise that work was
made very difficult.
Iceland's Surviving daughter.
The .surviving daughter of Warren
Leland, Fanny,. remains at the resi
dence of ex-Governor' Flower. She Is
prostrated by the cafa^nity' that has
fallen on the family.* Warren G. Le
land, Jr., stated emphatically that,
though his father is. .prostrated with
grief, he Is not at all Insane as had
been reported. "He is grtef-strlcken,
but sane as he ever was," said the
young man.
He added that he thought Uie books
of the hotel, Including the register,
could probably be gotten at some time
during the day. Also the feafe, in which
there was considerable money and val
uables of those stayirig at the hotel.
The register will be invaluable in clear
ing up the list of dead, missing, and
Injured. At 11 o'clock in the morning
the police had found no more bodies.
Hanker* Listen to Speeches.
Davenport, la., March 17.—Prominent
bankers from twelve counties in east
ern Iowa gathered here to attendameet
ing of group No. 7 of the Iowa Bankers'
association. Among those delivering ad
dresses were C. M. Waterman, of the
Iowa supreme court, and Representa
tive Joseph R. Lane. Judge Waterman
spoke of "Suggested Changes in Our
Collection Laws," and strongly con
demned the Iowa laws in relation to ex
emption from execution, as favoring
only the rich debtor and being unjust to
both the poor debtor and creditor. Lane
spoke on "Taxation," advocating a gen
eral income tax.
liurued to Death In a Calaboose*
Sioux City, la., March 18.—A special
to The Journal from Elk Point, S. D.,
says: L. W. Garfield, whose home is at
Mason City, la., was fatally burned in
the city calaboose here about 4 o'clock
yesterday afternoon. Garfield and W.
G. Weiss were arrested for Intoxica
tion and put in the calaboose. There
was a stove in the calaboose with a
fire in it, but Garfield said he was cold
and Weiss, in a sworn statement, says
the drink-crazed man deliberately set
fire to the excelsior matting.
Chicagoan Slugged and Robbed*
Council Bluffs, la., March 17.—M. J.
Chambers, of Chicago, representing
cigar house of that city, was slugged
and robbed of a large sum of money at
an early hour Wednesday. The robbery
occurred on Broadway, the principal
street of the city. Chambers was
knocked senseless, and when he recov
ered consciousness three hours later he
found himself lying in a hallway a few
doors from the Grand hotel, where he
was stopping.
Iowa Wheat Badly Injured*
Des Moines, la., March 16.—Secretary
Van Houten, of the State Agricultural
society, said that from his limited per
sonal observation he was of the opin
ion that the wheat was badly injured.
There has been no covering. The
changes of temperature have come
rapidly and often. With bare ground
the wheat has been unable to withstand
the cold.
Another of Tliotie Worst Storms.
Des Moines, la., March 16.—One of the
worst northers of the season was in
dicted in this section of Iowa. Rain fell
all the afternoon, and changed into
sleet. The weather bureau here pre
dicted a heavy fall of snow, with a wind
blowing from thirty to thirty-five miles
an hour.
What Bothered Him*
"Whou I waB a young man," says a
well known oivil engineer, "I was sur
veying tho ronte of a proposed railway.
An old farmer with whom I stopped for
a time admitted one day, when he saw
mu figuring in the field, that mathemat
ics always scorned a wonderful thing to
him. Being young and enthusiastic, I
began to enlarge its wonders, telling
him how we could measure the dis
tauoes to different planets, and even
weigh thorn how we could aeoertain
tho height of mountains without scaling
the ai and many other things whioh I
meant should astonish him.
Dr. Pitkin, house physician of the
Windsor hotel, has accounted for all of
the six bed-ridden patients in the hotel
with the exception of Mrs. James H.
Stokes, the widow of General James H.
Stokes, who he fears is among the dead.
Mrs. Alice W. Price, sister-in-law of
Governor Candler of Georgia, who is at
Bellevue hospital with a broken leg, is
reported as doing well.
Of the police engaged at the fire, two
are reported.missing.• ,Two fireman are
felto said to be missing.
You can imagine how he set me
back when he replied to this brilliant
array of facts by saying: 'Yes, yes, them
things docs seem kinder cur'us, but
whit alius bothered me was to under
stand why you have to carry ie fur
ovYy ten, but if you don't the darned
thing won't come out right.' New
York Tribune.
Troops Oi 11»• red ltluKtel-cri Out*
Washington, March 20.—The second
Illinois volunteer infantry and the One
Hui died a~d Sixty-fiist Indiana volun
teers have been ordered from Havana
to bt mustered out
Q. S.=
ilanchester, la:
Doctors Iecide to Break tlie Sad News to
Rudyard Ktpliug,
New York, March 13.—Rudyard Kip
ling has been told that his daughter
Josephine is dead. Since last Monday
the knowledge of his loss has been kept
from Mr. Kipling. At that time it was
regarded as dangerous to tell him he
had lost his first born. Friday his in
quiries became so persistent concern
ing Josephine that it was clearly evi
dent his suspicion had been aroused.
The doctors decided it would be wiser to
break the news, and Dr. Dunham told
the sick man. The poet was silent un
der the blow for many seconds. His
face whitened and tears filled his eyes.
Finally he asked in a low voice which
held infinite sadness:
"How long was she ill?"
Mr. Kipling was then informed con
cerning the story of the little girl's ill
"Poor little Joe," he murmured. Then
he was silent for along time. "Joe" was
what the author always called the
charming little ?irL
Olothespins are an American com
modity. Some olothespins are made in
Sweden and in Scotland, but they are
big and clumsy, twice the size of the
American pins and whittled ont by
hand. Olothespins are made chiefly of
beech and of maple, hut some are made
of tnpelo wood. They are made entirely
by maohinery, counted into boxes con
taining 720 each hy machinery, and the
boxes are nailed up hy machinery. It
might almost be said that blooks of
wood fed to machines at one end come
ont boxed clothespins at the other. They
are made and sold wonderfully cheap.
There are two grades of clothespins,
firsts and -seconds. First grade pins oan
be bought for 85 cents, a box. The pro
duction of olothespins is enormous, mil
lions of boxes annually. The couEump
tion in this country keeps pace with the
growth of the population, and great
numbers are exported. Even people in
the trade wonder what becomes of all
the clothespins.
Manager Chautauqua Association.
Cleveland, March 6.—Wilson M. Day
of this city Is to be the general manager
of the Chautauqua association. The
appointment was made some time ago
informally and was confirmed at the
meeting of the trustees held here. The
work of the association has been prac
tically divided into two general divis
ions. business and educational. The
work of the ass elation, wh ch was for
merly divided into a number of different
departments, has been combined under
the two general heads. Mr. Day as
general manager will have entire charge
of all the business of the association.
The new president of the association to
succeed the late Hon. Lewis M. Miller
will undoubtedly be Mr. Clem Stude
baker of South Bend, Ind.
Died 011 a Train.
St. Louis, March 6.—Miss Sarah E.
Jutlln, aged 20. daughter of Rev. D. B.
Jutlin, a prominent minister of Fall
River, Mass., died suddenly on a Mis
souri Pacific and Iron Mountain train
while en route to St. Louis from Cali
fornia, where she had gone for her
health. Consumption was the cause of
her death. Miss Jutlln recently gradu
ated from Vassar college with high
honors. ... v-t
Preparliiff for au Advance.
Manila, March IS.—Extensive prepar
ations are being made for a general
advance of the American forces. The
movement will probably take place
•oon. AU is quiet, however, along the
line. At daylight the rebels were
caught working on enfilading a trench
at Caloocan and were shelled by a bat
tery. Desultory firing also took place
at San Pedro Marcatl. The United
States cruiser Charleston has relieved
the armed transport Buffalo off Paran
aque. The last batch of Spanish sol
diers, numbering 885 men, excepting a
few who are in the hospitals, were em
barked on board the transport Buenos
Disastrous Fire in Mlitourl.
Mountain Grove, Mo., March 13.—The
most disastrous fire in the history of
the city has occurred. Eight brick bus
iness buildings, with contents, were en
tirely destroyed, and it was only by the
most heroic efforts that the remainder
of the business portion of the city was
saved. Walter H. Loomis, editor of The
Advertiser, fell from the roof of his
two-story building, sustaining injuries
which may prove fatal. Loss to stooks
of goods will aggregate $100,000. Green
& Hughes, general merchandise, alone
lose $40,000. Loss to buildings $60,000,
with probably half value Insured.
Manchester Markets.
Hogs, perewt
Steers, perewt
Canners, per cwt
Turkeys, per lb.
Ducks, white, per 9
Ducks, dark, per lb
Chickens, per lb
Old Hem. per lb
Corn,per bu
Oats, per bu
Hay, wild, per ton
Potatoes, per bu
Butter, creamery, per lb
Butter, dairy, per
Eggs, perdoz
Tame bay
Timothy seed
Clover seed
Wf «w
A very Complete line of
wheels at Very low
Bicycle Sundries •.
and Supplies. ,,,,
Falcon and
A.jg. S^EjKpSON
Tlie artistic tailor, fe tiefter prepared for busl
ness than ever. Haveta-Hlfe line of 'oo spring
samples on linnd. My old costumers and new
piles are luVUed to Inspect my goods and set
orlces, u..,
..Shopln MaSnriic
1 tr
5 tf
Fana tor-Sale.
The Clurltiarni.xianlstlnx.'ar 200 acres of cul
tivated land, itnd -O uartis uf timber Is for Bale.
It 1h located "*boot"6*'mlSs south east ot
Manchester onilie Delhi road. For particulars
address or call onJBronsdh & carr, Manchester.
Iowa, 4stt
LIVE BUSINESSMEN for stations on
the Chicago Great"Western Railway.
Go where business soslfp the man and
not where man must sepk for business.
Write and I will help you to find a lo
cation where you can-make some money.
We have the best farmiBg sections ot the
west. Send for n)aps,ftpd Maple Leaf
lets, containing' a description of eacb
station. Address "W.\f. Reed, Indus
trial Agent, C. G. W. Ry, 601 Endicott
Big., St. Paul, Minn.9jft 10w6
Douglass the I'li^Kruplipr.
will for the next few days make some penny
come ana
pictures that are just cut of sight,
see them. 2tf
rfuu'afiicturcr of
Ana Repairer
of ull kinds or Vehicles, and general repalret
of all Kinds.oi j^^od Work
For Farming .Inqdemests and MacMntry
Shop on PrapkUn Strae^qar the bridge, with
Alex SefRtrom, in building lately occupied by
Peter Meyer. -Have'bad. several years ex per*
lence the past throe" with Kennedy Buggy Co.
Worl: Guaranteed .R PbTURSON,
1- '1
There is
why a small prolit is not satisfactory to
a store like the Plunder Store. Good*
are bought in large quantities, thus get
ting- the advantage ofJow prices. W«
do not depend on any qne line, there ii
always a demand for something in such
a varied assortment, Doing business
throughout the year easily explains why
good reliable goods are,sold uuder regu
lar prices.
$3 20@$3.40
4 00® 6 0*
2 am a oo
8 00® 8 50
1 CO® 2 25
The signs of tjhe Season
8 50@4 00
18® 20
400&5 00
90@1 00
8 00
Fine pictures at Douglas', the photographer.
02 tf.
Chimneys Cleaned.
I have got a patent devise for cleaning chim
neys. If you want yours cleaned leave orders
forme at nethBrown's or Graham & Son's. I
also do
all kinds of mason work and white wash
life, build chimneys and cisterns and do repairs,
ill wofji warranted to give satisfaction.
The past week is suggestive of houBe
cleaning, and spring weather always
createB a demand-for new house fur
We oiler a splendid line of curtain
shades in all popular colors, mounted on
ready to hang, 23c made of the best
material, perfect" goods, mounted on
first-class spring rolltfr fringed at bot-
torn, assortment of different colors,
plete, 2i) cents. We also have the felt
at 10c,
The Shoe :Depart
will receive the usual special attention
this Bpring. We aim to carry the kinds
that WEAR, that, are HONESTLY
MADE and shoes that give satisfactiod
in every way at under regular prices.
Before buying footwear see what we of
Bloomer Overalls
The popular kind, because they are
made full Bize and a^jeasily put on and
taken oil'. The demand for bloomer
overalls is increasing, and if you have
never worn them try a pair Well made,
good weight blue demin, detachable
suspender-end Btraps-tra good garment,
ti'J cent. „,
Kan Fit You Out
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