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SPANISH-A M ERR 'AN SIT i; AT ION. The Manila troops are in quarters under arms. President McKinley entertained the American peace commissioners at a diner at the white house. $ "Fight with Americans is unavoid able,” is the message sent by the Fil f jpinos' agent at Hong Kong. I*' American troops landed a; Iloilo. Aguinaldo threatens to drh 1 the Americans out of the Philippine.. Cubans of Santiago are demanding provincial and municipal autonomy. Gen, Ludlow, in Havana, removed Col. Moulton, who was organizing the police force. The navy department has ordered several gunboats to the Philippines to reinforce Dewey's fleet. Bartolome Maso, in a speech at San tiago, said that city showed the “mag nificent results of American rule.” The war department has made an arrangement with the Hank of Spain in Cuba to collect the taxes on the island. Filipino committees in Europe have been cabling to President McKinley in an effort to prevent the occupation of Iloilo. Before the war investigating com mittee Chicago meat packers testified that tiu ir canned meats were whole some. The Filipinos have “kerosetied" the principal buildings at Iloilo, Gen. Otis's messenger reports, and barricaded tne streets. A council of war was held at the white house, and orders were cabled to Manila to take Iloilo tiy storm if necessary. Gen Ludlow asked Gen. Julio San guily to keep out of Havana or not to wear his uniform in public, hut San guily ostentatiously delied him. Senor Fernandez de Castro, civil governor of Havana, hits had a con flict of authority with General Brooke, and has asked to be relieved of his office. Persons arriving tit Hong Kong deny the reports from Madrid that all the Spaniards on the island of Bal&bae, in the Philippines, have been mas sacred. The American policy at Hollo is to use persuasion on the Filipinos and not to fight unless attacked or unless further orders are received from Washington. The report of the late Col. George A. Waring on sanitary Improvements re quired in Havana estimates the cost ~1 $10,000,000. The city I" represented to be in a shocking condition. Senor Sllvela, who is expected to succeed Sagasta as perni.tir of Spain, made a speech in Madrid, urging do mestic reforms and the development of Spain's industrial resources. The secretary of war received the following from General Otis at Manila: ‘’Conditions improving apparently. Citizens feel more secure; many na tives returning. City quiet; business active.” The Spanish transport Chanderna gor sailed from Mantazas for Cadiz with 600 sick men. General Sangr burned the barracks formerly occupied by the reconcentradoes, in order to kill the disease germs. George Clark Musgrave, a New York Journal correspondent, was shot and wounded when the Spaniards evacu ated Man tazas. It Is believed he was the virtlni oT an attempted assassina tion at the hands of a Spanish official, whose atrocities he had exposed. The London Daily Chronicle says the United States should demand of Spain the pardon of Colonel Julison San Martin, the Spanish commander who lias been sentenced for life at Ceutn for abandoning Ponce, Porto Rico, to the Americans without resist ance. Aguinaldo has Issued a proclamation at Manila calling on the Philippines o unite to defend their liberty. He pro tests against every clause of Gen. Otis’ proclamation and denies that Otis has any claim to the title of captain gen eral of the Philippines. He further declares that the Americans came to grant freedom to the Philippines, not to establish themselves as masters of the archipelago. DOMESTIC. Chicago May wheat, 70Thc. Sharkey knocked McCoy out in the tenth round. Dohalb is to have free postal deliv ery service after April 1. The house committee is divided on the Isthmian canal question. Columbia University has arranged for more than SO scholarships. An anti-trust bill will be introduced i the New Jersey legislature. Albert T. Morgan of Oshkosh. Wis.. died at Phoenix, A. TANARUS., aged 42. Mrs. Astor’s grand ball in New York was attended by 500 guests. Schuyler Hamilton, jr., has filed a petition In bankruptcy in New York I Aid. Powers and O’Brien of Chicago were acquitted of chargee of gambling. A large company has been formed to fight the ice monopoly in Now York. Rose Vaunt, the girl burglar from New York, was caught in Philade! phia. Medicinal springs in Montana have disappeared through a subterranean river. New York's real estate is assessed at $2,950.04(5,317, an increase of 1421,- 512,370. Congressman Jingley has now pass ed the crisis and is considerably im proved. The tenth annual national eonven tion of Mlue-Workers commenced in Pittsburg. The New York Sabbath committee Issued a report denouncing Sunday bi cycle-riding. s*! 1 The sujekhjiderk of the Cnlon Pacific railway increased the common stock 127,460,100. The Pennsylvania supreme court de nied Senator Quay’s application for a writ of certiorari. Archbishop Ireland, it is said, goes to Home to explain his conduct dur ing the recent war. Two |K>rsons are now said to be under suspicion in the Adams poison ing case in New York. in New York, Louis Gimm, Pitts burg, won the twenty-four-hour bi cycle race; 450 miles. In Milwaukee, Wis., Herman Boppe, prominently known as editor of Freid enker, is dead, aged 57. Robbers blew open the safe of the First National bank of Ashburnham, Mass., and stole $1,300. Edward F. Gibson of Boston, who served in the late war as a private, lias fallen heir to $70,000. Gen. Alex. B. Upshaw, a Mississippi* an, who managed Calvin S. Brice's political campaigns, died. At Danville, 111., Albert Beard shot and killed S. VV. Van Cleave of Beards town during a altercation. At West Branch, Mich., an entire block of the business portion of this town was destroyed by fire. l<’or 154 days a ship’s rescued crew lived on a rat. ridden island, with wild birds’ eggs and meat for food. Ex-Congressman John M. Kean, republican, will succeed James Smith, Jr., as senator from New Jersey. In San Francisco, Judge Cook granted a stay of proceedings for one week in the case of Mrs. Botkin. Burglars broke into the main build ing of the lowa state university and blew up the safe with dynamite. August Hretano, oldest of the broth ers who conduct a publishing busi ness, has broken down in health. An agreement between American and Canadian lumbermen will be sought at the Washington conference. Mr. Mclntyre is at Duluth trying to get the flour mills of that city and West Superior into the proposed trust. Dr. B. F. Sibley died at Decatur, 111., aged 73 years. He was chief surgeon of the old twenty-first Illinois reg imen t. The California senatorial contest promises to remain a deadlock. May or Phelan of San Francisco leads with 34 votes. Four crooks, held for shooting an officer at Columbus, Neb., dynamited the jail. The attempt to obtain liber ty failed. Hiram Walker, capitalists, founder of WalkervlUe, Ont., situated oppo site Detroit, and of the great dis tillery which hears his name, died in Detroit, aged 82. St. Louis has been chosen as the place to hold the fah in 1903 in cele bration of the anniversary of the Louisiana purchase. Charlemagne lower of Pennsylvania was nominated ambassador to Russia and Addison C. Harris of Indiana minister to Austria-Hungary. Rev. Dr. George McClellan Fiskc of Providence, R. 1., has been called to become rector of the ritualistic church of St. Mary the Virgin, in New York. Four trainmen were killed and two Injured, one perhaps fatally, in a wreck on the Knoxville & Ohio branch of the Southern railway. Loss, SIOO,- 000. The crew of tun men of the British hark Glenhuntley, long given up for lost, have oeen heard from in New York and are on their way to Liver pool. Thirteen persons were killed and more than thirty injured by a collision of trains on the Lehigh Valley Rail road at West Duneilen, near Bound Brook, N. J. Maryan de Zeremba, said to be a Polish count, who married it daughter of a millionaire last August, was ar rested in New York on a charge of lar ceny preferred by a Catholic priest. Attglique Ravel, the star of the famous Ravel family, French panto inimists, and last survivor of the family, is dead in New York, aged 85 years. Che acting controller of the treasury derides that governors of states will not be reimbursed for expenses in curred in organizing volunteer regi ments. Gen. Roosevelt is said to have de cided upon John N. Partridge, of Brooklyn, for superintendent of pub lie works. Asa result of eating pork from a hog afflicted with trichinae, Rika Kel lerman. daughter of a Nebraska farm- j er, is dead and nine others are dan- j gerously ill. Frank Chat loner, a prominent re publican and a member of the tioard of regents of Wisconsin University, for the last five years, died at Oshkosh, aged 46 years. Frank Chandler, son of H. H. j Chandler, a well known dry goods j merchant of Galena and southern Wis- j cousin, died at Dodgevillc. His age I was 37 years. In the Brooklyn Gun Club tourna ment. in level competition at live birds. Lewis Harrison of Minneapolis and Benjamin Waters of New York tied for first honors. Joseph Pearson Gill, a well-known civil engineer, is dead at New York of apoplexy, aged 79 years. Mr. Gilt j wrote a number of works and articles on scientific subjects. Mrs Martha Place of Brooklyn, tin der sentence of death for the murder of her step-daughter, has been refused • anew trial. She'will be the first we-| man electrocuted in that state. Ihe General Electric Company of Minneapolis was Incorporated at Trenton. N. J.. and it is believed to be; a step toward the consolidation of electric light and street railway com panies throughout the country. Edward Bain's will, disposing of an estate valued at over $5,000,000 was admitted to probate at Kenosha. HD wife gets the homestead and $500,000 in cash, and the remainder, with the exception of a few small bequests, goes to their two daughters. Henry C. Warren of Cambridge, re cently deceased, bequeathed $500,000 to Harvard university. Margaret Livingston Chanler and Anna Bouligny, who served without pay as nurses in Porto Rico during the war, were recommended by Gen. Miles to receive the thanks of con gress. VV. A. Clark, senatorial candidate in Montana, is charged with bribery. The $30,000 he paid over for the pur chase of votes has been placed on ex hibit by those he attempted to buy at the capitol in Helena, but he got only 7 votes. Vhe Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific road entered the contest for the over land mail contract held by the Bur lington by sending out a train which will run from Chicago to Omaha in twelve hours and five minutes, nearly two hours faster than the ordinary schedule. Grant C. Gillett, the absconding cat tle king of Kansas, has sent his broth er-in-law, Cnarles Baumbaugh, to Ft. Worth to transact some business for him. The Plate mill of the Bethlehem. Pa., Iron company has been sold to the Carnegie company and it will be re moved to Homestead. The mill has been idle fo>r a year. Edith Olive Gvvynne Gill, wife of William Fearing Gill and a sister of Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt, died in Paris. She was a daughter of Abra ham E. Gwvne of Cincinnati. Sir James Winter, the New Found land premier, is in Wasnington to ob ject to the fishery amendment involv ing bounties to American fishermen or the American merchant marine. The National Biscuit company has complied with the first and second clauses in the action brought against it by the attorney general of Ohio by paying into the state treasury a fee of SI,OOO for the privilege of doing business in the state. Proceedings against the company will now be dropped. \t Kansas City. John Kennedy was arrested for complicity in the robbery of the Kansas City, Fort Scott & Mem phis train at Macomb, Mo., on Jan. 3. The man Jenkins, arrested on the same charge, has been identified as an old member of the Jesse James gang named Ryan. Part of the money has been recovered. The Nevada senatorial fight lias been enlivened by the presence of A. C. Cleveland of Whiteside county. He says he is a full-fledged candidate for United States senator from a republi can standpoint, and that If things be come mixed to any extent he h„s a few surprises in store for the New lands and Stewart stalwarts. A malarial patient in Bellevue hos pital showed a letter purporting to tie written by John A. Logan, April 2”. to General Miles, introducing him as "compete de Toulouse-Lautrec,” and asking his appointment as civil engineer. He bears strong resem blance to Sartain, the Frenchman who created a stir by posing as a man of wealth and a promoter in Portland, I Oregon, and other cities. United States Senator Henry Cabot Lodge has been re-elected by the Mas sachusetts legislature. The Indiana republican legislative caucus nomi nated A. J. Beveridge of Indianapolis for United States senator. John Kean was nominated for senator by the re publican caucus of the New Jersey leg islature. The Tennessee legislature elected VV. B. Bate United States sen ator. The governor has notified the sheriff and the commander of the militia at Puna, 111., that he intends soon to re call all droops, leaving matters en tirely in control of the sheriff, who 's confident that he can maintain order. It has cost the slate $465,000 to pro tect the coal operators, their property and the imported negroes during the past live months and Christian county SIB,OOO. The Blkins-Widener-Whitney syndi dicate has added another industry to its numerous ventures by incorporat ing in New Jersey an ice manufactur ing company for New York. The cap ital stock is $1,000,000 and may be in creased to $5,000,000. A tract of land embracing 125 acres has been pur chased on Staten Island and a plant with a capacity of 1,000 tons a day will he erected at once. FOREIGN. A cabinet crisis over Dreyfus is mreatened in France. The Ameer of Afghanistan is ill and his deatn is expected soon. President Inglesias, of Costa Rica, j is in London as a guest of the British i government. Urmcess Tetua Marama, who once held great power in the South Sea islands, died at Papeete. Residents of Calcutta are organiz ing an educational project like the Johns Hopkins University. Advices from Bolivia, announce that President Alonso's advance guard is within six leagues of La Paz. France will govern a number of its colonies through naval officers, includ ing its West Indian possession. Italy and the republic of Colombia have agreed upon a plan of settle ment of the Cerruti claim. Rear-Admiral Lord Charles Ueres forii was given a farewell banquet at Shanghai and sailed for Japan. The new German meat inspection bill, it is stated, is framed in a spirit of conrilation and regard for Ameri cans. The British steamer Gallena was abandoned at sea and her orew were rescued by the steamers Kanawha and Charing Cross. Quesnay de Boaurepalre virtually said he resigned the court oft cassation as a protest against a plot to exonerate Dreyfus. Le Soir of Paris says it learns from an indisputable source that the cassation is convinced that Dreyfus was justly condemned. Large stores of ammunition in the French arsenals have been found worthless because of carelessness on the part of contractors. The annual pilgrimage to the tomu of Louis Auguste Bfanqui, the fa mous socialist, in Paris, led to riots, and many arrests were made. The anti-Dreyfusards have found a leader at last. He is de Beaurapaire. His charges against the court of cas sation has brought out a dangerous feeling in France. Captain Dreyfus, in his replies to the questions of the French court of cassation, denied that he ever con fessed to Captain Lebrun-Renault that he was guilty of treasonable acts. A great battle has been fought in the Yemen division of Arabia. Tur kish troops captured the insurgent position at. Shanel November 30. About 4,000 insurgents and 2,0 w Turks were killed or wounded. A Sebastapoi correspondent, who has been touring European Russia to discover, if possible, evidence on the part of Russia to give effect to the czar's disarmament proposal, re ports increasing activity in the army and navy. A Paris tribunal has sentenced Zola in his absence, to pay a fine of 100 francs and 500 francs’ damages for accusing M. Ernst Judet, journalist, of having made use of forged docu ments in an attack made by Judet up on Zola’s father. COXPKE; SIONAL SEWS. Washington, Jan. B—ln the senate Mr. Mason (rep., 111.) offered the fol lowing resolution: “Whereas, All just powers of gov ernment are derived from the consent of the governed, therefore be it "Resolved, By the senate of the United States, that the government of the United States of America will not attempt to govern the people of any other country in the world without the consent of the people themselves, or subject them by force to our dominion against their will.” The District of Columbia appropria tion bill was passed. It carried a tri fle over $7,000,000. The house bill, granting extra pay to the officers and enlisted men of the United States vol unteers was passed without amend ment. The bill grants two months’ ex tra pay to the troops that have served outside of this country, and one month's extra pay to those who served only in this country. Washington, Jan. 8. —In the house Mr. McCleary (rep., Aiinn.) askeo unanimous consent to withdraw from the calendar his bill to revise the banking and currency system of the country, but Mr. Handy (Del.) demanded the regular order, which was equivalent to an objection. Mr. McCleary said: “Speaking for myself and not assuming to speak for the committee, I will think it is unlikely that any attempt will be maue in that direction so long as the senate continues with a free silver majority.” Mr. Dockery (deni.. Mo.) made a point of order against the appropriation of $12,000 for the fiscal year for a chart of the coast and harbors of the Philippines. “Until the ratification of the peace treaty,” said he, “the Philippines will not be a part of the United States and there will be no warrant of law for the ap propriation." The chairman sustained the point and ruled out the item. An amendment was made to the applica tion of the civil service law to emer gency employes. Those already in the service under the emergency appropri ations are left outside of the civil ser vice regulations, while those hereafter appointed are brought within the op eration of the law. The bill was agreed to with the exception of the items relating to the civil service com mission. Washington, Jan. 10. —In the senate the principal subject under discussion was the constitutional rights of fhe United States to carry into effect the policy of expansion. The leading speaker was Mr. Hoar (rep., Mass.) who delivsred a speech in support of the resolution introduced by Mr. Vest (dein.. Mo.) declaring it to be in oppo sition to the constitution for this country to acquire foreign territory to be governed permanently as colonies. Mr. Dlatt (rep., Conn.) spoke briefly, saying that Mr. Hoar conjured up a spectre. The Nicaragua canal u... was then taken up and Mr. Caffrey (dem.. La.) concluded his speech in opposition to it. On motion of M.r. Mitchell (dem., Wis.) the bill providing that all hon orably discharged soldiers and sailors of the war of the rebellion, the war of 1812, the Mexican war and the war with Spain, who are disabled in any way, be admitted to the home for dis abled volunteer soldiers, was passed.; Mr. Gallinger (rep.. N. H.) offered an ] amendment to the naval appropriation bill, appropriating $2,000,000 to pay j the officers and men of the navy the j bounty due them for the capture and destruction of Spanish vessels dur ing the late war. Mr. Platt (rep.. Conn.) spoke briefly, saying that Mr. Hoar conjured up a j spectre. The Nicaragua canal bill was then taken up and Mr. Caffrey (dem.. ln.) concluded his speech In opposition to It. Washington. Jan. 11.—Senator Ma son of Illinois took up the day with a j speech in opposition to expansion. In conclusion he said: "Ah. Mr. Presi-1 dent, the fever has been upon us Thank God. I believe the crisis is past. 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No time has been fixed for a final vote. The house devoted its undivided at tention to the bill for the codification of the criminal laws of Alaska, and when adjournment was had all but ten pages of the bill had been dis posed of. Washington, Jan. 12. —Senator For aker made a speech in the senate whiCu is believed by those who are posted to have reflected the sentiments of the administration. His significant state ment that the annexation of the Phil ippines was not contemplated was quite a revelation to some of the skep tical senators. Anti-expansionists have been insisting all along that the i moment the treaty was ratified that the Filipinos must become citizens of the United States. Foralcer’s legal argument disproved this statement. His speech was mainly in opposition to the declaration of the Vest reso lution that the United States has no constitutional power to acquire for eign territory to be maintained as colonies. While much of his speech was devoted to a constitutional argu ment in support of the right of this country as a nation to acquire and govern outlying territory, he gave particular attention to the utterances that have been made in contravention of that position, especially those of Mr. Vest and Mr. Hoar. Mr. Bacon (dem., Ga.) offered a resolution that the United States disclaim any in tention to exe,cise sovereignty or con trol over the Philippines and to ulti mately leave the government and con trol of the island to their people. At the conclusion of Mr. Foraker’s speecli .Mr. Allen (Neb.) continued briefly the debate upon the constitutional ques tions relating to the acquisition of the Philippines. He combatted the po sition taken by Mr. Foraker, main taining that the United States gov ernment could not constitutionally acquire the Philippine islands with out the ultimate object in view of ad mitting them into the Union as a state. Washington fan. 12. —The house non-concurred in the senate amend ments to the District of Columbia ap propriation bill and asked for a con ference. At the conclusion of the reading of the Alaska bill the sub ject of licensing liquor was taken up. Mr. Mc.Ewsn (rep., N. J.) thought the present lacv should be given another trial. Mr. Todd (dem., Mich.) be lieved it to be a shame to have to ad mit that the government could not enforce the present laws in Alaska. An amendment providing for the con tinuance of that law was adopted. It provides that a yearly license may be issued for the manufacture for sale of liquors in quantities of not less than five gallons, not to be drunk upon the premises upon the payment of a fee of SI,OOO. No license, how ever, can be issued unless evidence is produced before the court showing THANKFUL TO MRS. PINKHAM, Earnest Words From Women Who Have Been Relieved of Backache —Mrs. Pinkham Warns Against Neglect. 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Mr. McMillan, of the committee on j commerce, favorably reported a bill ! for the construction of two first-class j revenue cutters for service on the j great lakes, the cost not to exceed ! $165,000 each. Washington, Jan. 13. —The house . passed the diplomatic and consular j appropriation bill without amendment. During the general debate two set speeches were made against imperial sm by Messrs. Carmack and Haines. The diplomatic and consular measure is the sixth of the regular appropria tion bills to pass the house. Severn oudgets yet remain to be acted uponj. The bill carries $1,705,533. Washington, Jan. 14. —The senate passed the bill providing for the ad justment of the swamp land the state of Wisconsin, for wu,cu the badger congressional delegation hlis been working for a couple of years. ’ This measure puts an end to the long j standing controversy between the ; state and the United States, quiets the titles to a great many farms and homes, and eliminates the troubles constantly growing out of cases in which the state has the legal title and the ludian has the permanent right of occupancy, which has led to controver sies over timber and other values., Mr. McLaurin (dem., Miss.) ad dressed the senate in support of the Vest resolution, declaring the policy of expansion to be unconstitutional. After speeches by Messrs. Sullivan (dem., Miss.) and Pasco (dem., Fla.) on the Nicaragua canal bill, the Indian; appropriation bill was called up and debated at length, miring the course of the debate a resolution was intro duced by M. Gray (dem., Del.) author-' izing the presentation of a gold medal to Miss Helen Gould “in recognition of i her patriotic devotion and courteous benevolence to the soldiers of the army of the United States during the war with Spain.” The resolution was referred to the committee on military affairs. Washington. Jan. 14.—The house en tered upon consideration of the naval personnel bill. It developed much less' opposition than was anticipated and the indications are it will have a large majority when placed upon its passage. The committee asserted its purpose to offer an amendment to repeal the law giving prize money to the navy. This announcement met with warm appro val. After Messrs. Dayton (rep., VS:) and Simpson (pop., Kas.) had spoken in support of the bill and Mr. Low (rep., N. Y.) in opposition, Mr. Berry (dem., Kan.) took the floor in support of the bill. In the course of liis remarks Mr. Berry ■read a poem amid a whirlwind laughter and applause which warnjl eulogized Admiral Schley as the hffo of Santiago. Later Mr. Berry allJßjd to the situation in the PhilippinesrHe had not decided, he said, how he lvould stand on the proposition to annex those islands, but he wanted it dis tinctly understood that the backing Aguinaldo is supposed to be receiving from Germany would have no weight in affecting his opinion. “We may yet have to whip Germany as we did Spain.” said he, amid great applause. The house adjourned without com pleting consideration of the bill.