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LOCAL DIRECTORY.
OFFICERS OF BURLEIGH COUNTY.
Sheriff H. P. Bogue
Treasurer ..... E. H. Sperry
Auditor W. S. M»rnouse
County Judge •,vJohJ1
Clerk of Court Walter !3keIton
States Attorney E. S. AMen
Register of Deeds Chas. A. Johnson
Coroner Jolwi Whits
Superintendent of Schools .... •C. D. Edlck
Surveyor ..John Harold
Physician ...C. A. ^.Uard
County Commissioners—George A. Welsh,
Harvey Harris, Gust W. Johnson.
County Board of Health—Dr. W. A. Bent-
Insani^' Board^-j'.
J-
1
BF.S'Fort,
'Dr. "W. A.
C(Sntye3Justlces-^dgiar Tibbals, Edward
Rawllngs, Elvis Wood, John Clark.
County Constables—Patrick McHugh, John
Hubert, David Williams, Ole Sather.
BISMARCK CITY OFFICIALS.
Mavor Edw. G. Patterson
Cl!?k .... Henry W. Richholt
Treasurer ...7. .S. M. Pye
Justice J- E. Fort
Attornev '........
E-
S. Allen
Aldermen-First ward, John- Whiter M. J.
Halloran Second ward, H. Bogue, E
S. Pierce Third ward, Walter Skelton,
J. A. Barnes Fourth ward, S. D. Rohrer,
W. H. Sanderson.
Chief of Police
Night Watchman .. John Hubert
Chief of Fire Department Wm. Jaeger
Custodian of Engine -P. McHugh
City Surveyor ,.- John Harold
Poundmaster Chas. White
PUBLIC OFFICIALS AND OFFICES.
School Board-Jos. Hare, Harvey Harris,
H. L. Mlchelson, Louis Larson, James
McDonald. ..
State Officials Offices at Capitol
County Officials—offices at courthouse ex­
cept as herein otherwise indicated.
City Council—regular meetings first ana
third Tuesdays or each month at city hall.
Chambers of W .H. Winchester, district
judge. First National Bank Building.
Office of County Judge Webb Block
Office of States Attorney Webb Block
Office of Mayor Snerldan House
Office of City Treasurer.. .First Nat. Bank
Office of City Clerk City Hall
OfHpe of City Justice Webb Block
Office of County Justice City Hall
Office of Supt Schools.First Nat. Bank Blk
U. S. Land Office First Nat Bank Blk
U. S. Surveyor General Webb Block
U. S. court rooms Webb Block
U. S. Commissioner, J. R. Gage, First Na­
tional Bank Block.
Deputy U. S. Marshal E. G. Patterson
United States Weather Bureau, (and state
weather and crop service) B. H.
Uronson, director, government reservac­
tion, West Main street.
iPostoffice, Agatha G. Patterson, postmas­
ter, Webb Block.
St. Alexius Hospital ....Main & Sixth Sts
Acting Assistant U. S. Marine Hospital Sur­
geon, F. R. Smyth, First Nat. Bank Blk.
United States Board of Pension Examining
Surgeons—Dr. G. A. Stark, president Dr.
Ballard, secretary. Board meets the
first and third Mondays of each month at
the office of Dr. Ballard, First National
H&nk Block.
Western Union Telegraph office, Main and
Fourth streets.
Authorized Northern Pacific Surgeons—F.
R. Smyth, Bismarck G. B. Furnlss, Man
dan.
Officer in charge of conptmction of new mill
tary post,-Major E. B.Eobertson, U. b. A.
Resident engineer, new military post, T. H.
Humphreys, Bismarck Bank block.
TERMS OF DISTRICT COURT—SIXTH
DISTRICT.
First Subdivision—At Bismarck, third Tues­
day in May and fourth Tuesday In No­
vember.
Second Subdivision—At Medora, Billings
County two terms, at such times as Judge
shall direct
.Third Subdivision—At Wllliamsport, Em
mons county two terms, at such time as
the judge shall direct.
Fourth Subdivision—At Steele, Kidder
county third Tuesday in June and second
Tuesday In January.
Fifth Subdivision—At Stanton, Mercer
county two terms, at such times as the
judge shall direct
Sixth Subdivision—At Washburn, McLean
county two terms, at such times as the
judge shall direct.
8eventh Subdlvlsion-At Mandan, Morton
county third Tuesday In April and first
Wednesday after the first Monday in No­
vember.
Eighth Subdivision—At Sanger. -Oliver
county two terms, at such times as the
judge shall direct.
Ninth Subdivision—At Dickinson, Stark
county first Tuesday in April and second
Tuesday In September.
Hon. W. H. Winchester, judge chambers
In -First National Bank Block.
R. M. Tuttle, Stenographer.
MAILS AND TRANSPORTATION.
MAILS CLOSE.
Eastern via N. P. No. P-
Office"hoiirs^f
EAST BOUND.
Sff
a! m. Valley City, 4:45 a. m. Fargo, 4:00
a.m. St.Paul.3p.m.
Passengers can obtain permits of agent
to ride on some way freights each way.
STAGE LINES.
por Fort Yates, way points
an^
SO CONTRABAND
Cargo of the German Steamer
Bundesrath Found to Be
All Right,
And Sh6 Will at Onee Be Re­
leased—Steps to Prevent
Recurrence.
German Vice Admiral Visits
Salisbury to Give TTim
Pointers.
BERLIN, Jan. 18.—AN offioial telegram
from London says the British govern­
ment has declared that now the inquiry
into the seizure of the Bundesrath ia
concluded, her release may be expected
immediately and a satisfactory settle­
ment of the pending difficulties may be
regarded a« certain.
Measures, it is also said, will be taken
to prevent a recurrence of rimHar inci­
dents.
The foreign office officials informed
the correspondent of the Associated
Press that Great Britain admits that no
contraband of war was found on the
Bundesrath and promises that the
steamer will be released at once.
TO TALK TO SALISBURY.
German Tlee Admiral Has an Important
Mission.
NEW YORK, Jan. 18.—A Herald Ber­
lin special says: The Tageblatt learns
that the journey to England of Vice
Admiral Yon Hender Iibran is one of
political importance with a view of an
interpellation in the reichstag Friday.
The admiral has been given amission
explaining to Salisbury the state of pub­
lic feeling in Germany and to try to in­
duce him to give more speedy effect to
the demands of the Berlin government.
On the result of this mission will no
doubt depend the nature of the future
relations between Germany and Eng­
land.
NO NEWS FROM BULLER.
foreign Office Knows Nothing of a Battle
In Progress.
LONDON, Jan. 18.-2:82 p. m.—Public
anxiety regarding the advance on Lady
smith remains unappeased, and the
vague rumors that a general engage­
ment is progressing,purporting to eman­
ate from Durban and Pietermaritzburg,
DEWDftOP
m-
tofflce, general delivery,
a a! m? to 7:30 n., dally except Sunday
DOX deilvery from 7 a, m, to 11 P* nj* dally.
On sutday the general delivery
13
ft SJftSC r"V2s?
distributed after arrival of trains each way.
WEST BOUND.
No 1- Loaves St. Paul at 10:35 p. m. Fargo,
6:15a. m. Valley City,7:50a. tn.
J,l™e9'?TS?:
-fv o.Ro *Tappen, 10 22 Dawson, 10.w,
Steele 10:49: *^Kwsrie, :45 Burleigh,
11:52 a. m. Bismarck, 12:12 p. m.
connections,
inaludinfr Glencoe, Llvona. Cainphell, LA
Fort Rice, Cannon Ball, Wtlllama
port Gayton, Hampton, Emmonaburg,
I ^toona Mfl Standing Rock stage lwiyes
every morning ®xceptSunday .returning
f^vea Fort Yates at 7 a. m., arriving in
Bismarck about 6 p. m.
ITOP Fort Berthold, Coal Harbor. Turtw
Jjake, Weller, Washburn, Palnted W»ds,
Wale oner. Elbow Woods, and "ay
It points, stage leaves every morn Ins exeept
SC. Sunday returning leaves BertholJ
morptng, arriving to Btanarck about 5
or "slaughter,
Congp.Crofte.
Cromwell
Ifnr Blaufirnter. JOniJ©r» v^ruiWt I
and Francis and way points, stage leaves
at 8 a. us. Mondays and Fridays return
lng arrives In Bismarck Tuesdays and
a Saturdays.
Pi MISSOURI RIVER PACKETS.
Benton Transportation Company, J. P
Baker, general supertotendent Bt^mera
lSve weekly during navigation season
for Standing Rock. Fort YatM, Cannon
Ball and way points, and to Washburn,
Cafi Harbor' Mannhaven and up river
points, as per special announcement.
7^ —-—:—_—
{MmyaoMtoiikensni un.
NBW ORLEANS, Jan. 18.—A telegram
ha* been seoeived from OongTMsajan
Adolpb Meyer to the effect that Ad­
miral Dewey will attend Hardi Qras
this spring-with hifl wife. The message
stated that the distinguished couple
araisreim Jah. SNu
MAP SHOWING SEAT OF WAR.
are based solely on the belief that Gen
eral Buller's arrangements to advance
would be completed Monday'or Tuesday
at the latest. The wax office has posted
this notice
The following telegram is the only
news which has been received in regard
to General Buller's operations near
Springfield.
The telegram then proceeds to report
the death of a private from dysentery at
Springfield camp, Jan. 18, and the
wounding of another private in a recon­
naissance towards the Tugela river
Jan. 15.
General French's success, though con­
soling to the British, is recognized as
being only aside issue. The country is
grateful to learn that the British losses
in this engagement were only 6 men
killed and 5 men wounded. The news
that two transports with troops have
been ordered from Cape Town to Port
Elizabeth indicates that substantial re­
inforcements are on their way to Gen­
eral French.
ON THE MODDEB.
BEethuen Make* Demonstration With a
Division.
MODDER RIVER, Cape OQlany, Jan.
17.—There was a demonstration in
force, under General Methuen yester­
day, a division being engaged, with the
object of ascertaining the strength and
disposition of the Boer force and also in
order to try to draw the Boers from
Kimberley, whore, lately, they have
been active. The British discovered the
Boers in great force and being rein­
forced from the direction of Japobsdal.
At 4:80 the artillery opened fire, the
shells dropping in the Boer intrench
ments with great precision. The attack
was directed against the Boer left. The
firing continued until sunset, mostly
with artillery, although the guards on
the right fired some long range volleys.
The Boers reserved their fire until the
British were returning to camp in tie
riarfrtiflna, when six shells followed tiieoi.
There were no casualties among tfc«
British troops.
TWENTIETH YEAR. BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA, THURSDAY, JAN. 18, 1900.
LADYSMrTH
HEADING OFF INJUNCTION.
Drainage Commissioners Hurry Up Open­
ing of Iiookport Gates.
JOLIET, Ills., Jan. 18.—Fears of ac­
tion on the part of St. Louis to prevent
by injunction the raising of the gates
controlling the waters of the Chicago
drainage canal at Lockport caused a hur­
ried conference between the sanitary
trustees and the special comifiission cre­
ated to pass on the canal here. The ob­
ject of the conference was to secure tha
necessary permit from the commission.
This was secured and the trustees and
commissioners left a few hours later foi
Lockport to open the gates. The hur­
ried action of the drainage trustees was
the result of a movement on the part oi
attorneys in Chicago to secure an in­
junction from federal Judge Kohlsaal
restraining the board from opening the
gates of the controlling works at Lock
port.
The trustees left Chicago on a special
train at an early hour and after a briei
stop here returned to Lockport about
o'clock. It was expected that the worli
of opening the gates. would not con sum'
more than one hour.
At Joliet the work is not yet in shape
to receive the full volume of water, bul
the trustees decided to take the risk and
avoid the possibility of being tied up in
the courts.
It is probable the gates will be onlj
partially opened.
Ask Ieave to File a Bill.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 18.—The state oi
Missouri, by its attorney general, Mr
E. B. Crow, made application in the su­
preme court and asked leave to file 8
bill praying for an injunction againsl
the state of Illinois and the city of Chi­
cago to restrain them from operating
the recently opened drainage canal
The court took the motion but did no!
indicate when action would be taken.
towered the Dam.
LOCKPORT, Tils., Jan. 18.—The bear
trap dam was lowered at 11:16 a. m., al
lowing the water from the Chicago
drainage canal to flow into the Des
plaines river.
ENTHUSIASM AT WINNIPEG.
Uonnttu Police Pass Through on Theii
Way to Sonth Africa.
WINNIPEG, Jan. 18.—Stirring scenes
of enthusiasm were witnessed at Win­
nipeg when special trains carrying the
Northwest mounted police detachments
South Africaward passed through tlit
city. Each train remained here
for two hours, and in the inter­
val the men and officers were
taken to the armory and lunched by the
city of Winnipeg. There are about 8CK
men and 300 horses in the party. Both
are the pick of the Western prairies anc
are certain to do good service in thi
wilds of Natal and the Transvaal. The
detachments are under command oi
Colonel Herchmer, commander of the
Northwest Mounted police.
PORTUGAL'S POSITION.
Will Neither Sell, Cede Nor Lease A.nj
Portion of Her Colonies.
LISBON, Jan. 18.—In the chamber OJ
deputies the minister of foreign affairs,
Veigo Beirio, repeated his recent state­
ment with reference to the Anglo
German agreement and added that
Portugal would neither fell, cede noi
lease any portion of her colonies.
to Push the Naval BUI.
NEW YORK, Jan. 18.—A Herald Ber­
lin special says: The new naval pro
gramme has been already sent to the
federal council and will thus probablj
be laid before the reichstag sooner than
was expected. The government evi­
dently intends to strike while the iron
is hot. The conclusion of the Snmnqn
treaty is expected before the middle oi
February. The unexpectedly long de­
lay is due to the dilatoriness of the
United States senate.
Hague Treaty Beportctf Favorably.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 18.—The senate
oommittee on foreign relations agreed
to report favorably the convention
known as The Hague treaty, negotiated
last year. The treaty was not amended.
The committee also acted favorably
upon the extradition treaties with Peru
and Argentine, also the treaty to con­
tinue the Mexican boundary commis
sion. The reciprocity treaties were not
considered.
Census Bill Privileged.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 18.—When the
house met, it decided by a vote of 174 to
188 that the census bill reported by Mr.
Hopkins (Ills.) was privileged. Mr.
Barney (Wis.) from the committee on
appropriations reported the pension ap­
propriation bill. The house then went
into committee of the whole and re­
sumed the consideration of the urgent
d^fioiepcy bill under the five minute rule.
High Schools for Cab*.
HAVANA, Jan.. 18.—At the day's
meeting of the cabinet numerous mat*
ten were under consideration. A defi­
nite decision was reached for the or­
ganization of high schools. One will
be ,established in each province.
Agree to Vote on Thursday.
WASHINGTON, Jan, 18.—The senate
haa agreed to vote on the financial hill
on Thursday, Feb. Iff. Ni hour was
feet, however.
IS A POLYGAMIST
Eoberts Investigating Committee
Unanimous in Its Finding
of Facts.
Uliglit Difference of Opinion Re­
garding Proper Mode of
Proceedure.
Majority Report Will Recom­
mend That He Shall Not
Be Seated.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 18.—The special
committee of the house of representa­
tives to investigate the case of Brigham
H. Roberts of Utah, has reached a final
conclusion. On the polygamous status
of Mr. Roberts the committee was unan­
imous and agreed upon a formal state­
ment of facts. On the question of pro­
cedure to be adopted the committee was
divided.
The majority, consistting of all the
members except Ldttlefield of Maine and
De Armond of Missouri, favored exclu­
sion at the outset. Messrs. Littlefield
and De Armond will make a minority
report favorable to seating Roberts on
his prima facie rights and then expel­
ling him.
The Facts as Found.
The statement of facts found by the
oommittee is as follows?
"We find that B. H. Roberts was
elected as representative to the Fifty
sixth congress from the State of Utah,
and was at the date of his election above
the age of 2o years that he had been
for more than seven years a naturalized
citizen of the United States and was an
inhabitant of the State of Utah.
"We further find that about 1878 he
married Louisa Smith, his first and law­
ful wife, with whom he has ever lived
as such, and who has since borne liim
six children.
"About 1885 he married as his plural
wife, Celia Dibble, with whom he has
ever lived as such, and who, since such
marriage, has borne him six children, oi
which the last were twins, born Aug.
11,1897.
"That some years after his marriage
to Celia Dibble he contracted anothei
plural marriage with Margaret C. Shipp,
with whom he has ever since lived in
the habit and repute of marriage.
"Your committee is unable, to fix the
exact date of this marriagel It does not
appear that he held her out as his wife
before Jan. 1, 1897, or that before that
date she held him out as her husband,
or that before that date they were re­
puted to be husband and -wife.
"That these facts were generally
known in Utah, publicly charged against
him during his campaign for election
and were not denied by him.
"That the testimony bearing on those
facts was taken in the presence of Mr.
Roberts and that he fully cross-exam­
ined the witnesses, but declined to place
himself on the witness stand."
The culminating session of the com­
mittee followed many prolonged execu­
tive sessions, which left no doubt as to
the attitude of the several members,
with the exception of Mr. Miers of In
diania, who had been out of the city.
He has now returned, and it was deter­
mined to bring the matter to a direct
issue. Accordingly when the commit­
tee met Mr. McPherson of Iowa offered
a resolution for the exclusion of Roberts.
I»e Armond Proposes a Substitute.
Mr. De Armond immediately proposed,
a substitute, recognizing the constitu­
tional rights of Roberts to take his seat
on his credentials, and providing for his
expulsion.
There was no discussion beyond in­
formal remarks and the vote was first
taken on Mr. De Armond's substitute,
Mr. Littlefield joining him in the affirm­
ative and the others voting in opposi­
tion. The vote was then taken on Mr.
McPherson's motion to exclude, result­
ing as follows:
Yeas—Taylor (O.), Frear, Morris and
McPherson, Republicans Tjmhan and
Miers, Democrats.
Nays—Littlefield, Republican De
Armond, Democrat.
Chairman Tayler was authorized to
prepare the majority report. It will be
ready in a few days and the prospects
are that the subject will be brought be­
fore the house early next week. Mr.
De Armond will submit the views of
the minority. He will include the ex­
haustive review of the law, covering
about 70 typewritten pages, prepared by
Mr. Littlefield. The main point of this
is that the house cannot add to the re­
quirements provided by the constitution
for admission to the house and that the
only constitutional remedy is to nrimij
and then expel on the fliTidwg of facts.
Bobbers Secured Six Thousand.
PHIUPPI, W. Ya., Jan. 18.—Robber*
farced aa entrance into the Tygart Val­
ley bank of this plaoe and blowing open
the safe secured between five and six
thousand dollars. It was first reported
that they had taken $100,000.
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SOMETHING NEW IN IRON.
Canadians Expect to Send Over a Larg«
Amount This Season.
DULUTH, Jan. 18.—The first step to­
ward supplying iron ore to the United
States from mines in Western Canada,
has been taken by the Algoma Commer­
cial company of Ste. Maria, Ontario.
This company is now engaged in build­
ing a railroad from Little Pic, north­
eastern coast of Lake Superior, to mines
it has found a few miles inland. It is
opening the mines and is erecting ore
docks at Little Pic capable of handling
2,000,000 tons annually. It has just
closed a contract with the Pressed
Steel Car company for 50 steel
ore cars of 100,000 pounds
capacity each, which with the short
haul, will give a very large yearly ca­
pacity. The company expects to deliver
to American furnaces the present yeai
over 1,000,000 tons of high grade hema­
tite ore. It is also to smelt a large por­
tion of its ores at Ste. Maria, where
it has works under erection. It is stated
on the best authority that these works
will reduce ores electrically and wil]
make nickel steel for the Krupp works
of Essen, Germany, under a long time
contract. This will be, therefore, anew
departure in metallurgy for this conti­
nent.
MINNESOTA'S NEXT FAIR.
Board of Managers Re-elects Secretasrj
Randall ftnd Treasurer Wilcox.
ST. PAUL, Jan. 18.—The board oi
managers of the State Agricultural so­
ciety has recognized efficient service by
the re-election of Secretary E. W. Ran
dall and Treasurer E. J. Wilcox. Mr.
Randall thus enters upon his sixth year.
Routine business was transacted and
considerablg attention given to the pre­
mium list for the next fair. The next
meeting will be held Feb. 27. At that
time the premium list will be ready foi
final approval and plans will be consid­
ered for the erection of such new build­
ings as are apparently made necessary
by the holding of the National Hereford
show in connection with the fair.
ANARCHY IN VENEZUELA.
Deplorable State of Affl&irs Alleged, to Ex­
ist—Frencli Warships Wanted.
PARIS, Jan. 18.—A dispatch from Car­
acas is published here saying anarchy
prevails in Venezuela. Owing to their
refnsal to advance the government
money, the directors of the Banks of
Caracas and Venezuela, including E
Frenchman, M. Montauban, and other
foreign notabilities, have been_a Tested
and thrown into the fortress. The rep­
resentations of the French charge
d'affaires, it is added, have been disre­
garded and the French colony at Cara­
cas energetically demands that the
French Atlantic squadron be dispatched
to the coast of Venezuela.
THREE MAY DIE.
Soldiers Badly Burned by an ^Explosion or
the Capron.
WILINSGTON, Del., Jan. 18.—A tube
in the boiler of the government yacht
Capron exploded, scalding nine men,
three of them so seriously that they
may die. These three are:
Captain George A. Cleaver, burned
about face and body.
Engineer Swan.
Assistant Engineer Weaver.
The other six men sustained only
slight burns and bruises.
Circular letter Ruling:.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 18.—Instructions
have been issued by the postoffice de­
partment that fac simile copies of man­
uscript or type-writing, obtained by a
mechanical process, in order to be en­
titled to the third class rate of postage,
must be presented for mailing at the
postoffice or depository designated by
the postmaster, and in a
Tninimnm
of 20
perfectly identical copies separately ad­
dressed. If these conditions are not
complied with first class postage will be
required.
Old Hero in the Alms House.
CHESTER, Pa., Jan. 18. Henry
Hughes, a hero of the old navy, has been
admitted into the county Rims house at
the age of 95. When 19 years old,
Hughes enlisted for a three years' cruise
on the sloop-of-war Levant as a saii
maker. He once saved the life of Com­
modore Matthew G. Perry, who
been ambushed by 12 Mexicans. He
served on the Kearsarge, the Brig Som
ers, the frigate Congress and the sloop
of-war John Adams. He was on the
Kearsarge when Admiral Schley was a
lieutenant on the same warship.
Minnesota Summer Schools.
ST. PAUL, Jan. 18.—Iu a circular is­
sued by the state department of public
instruction, the number of summer
schools is fixed at 40. Professor D. L.
Kiehle was placed in charge of the
school at the state university. The
joint school with Sonth Dakota" will be­
at Big Stone Lake. Minnesota will
have the appointment of two teacher*
»id South Dakota five.
Governor XJnd Will Investigate.
ST. PAUL, Jan. 18.—Governor Lind
has appointed Harry D. Irwin and S. D.
Hillman of Minneapolis to take tesfci
astmy in the matter of Gharges brought
agjiinst Register of Deeds Metoalf of
Hennepin. Irwin is a lawyer and Hill
xnan a stenographer. The governor hae
power of removal if malfeasance or
FIVE CENTS
STIRS THINGS DP
Presence of ArcWbisliop Chapell*
and Rumors in Connection
Therewith
Agitating Catholics of All Na­
tionalities at Manila—Arch­
bishop Denies
Accuracy of Beports and Otis
Authorizes a Statement to
Be Published.
MANILA, Jan. 18.—70:5 p. m.—The
presence here of Archbishop Chapelle,
the apostolic delegate to the Philippines,
is greatly stirring the Catholics of all
nationalities. The Filipinos have gained
the impression that Mgr. Chapelle came
as the joint agent of President McKin
ley and the pope to reinstate the friars
in their former power. One cause of the
excitement is a statement which the
Dominicans furnished to the Spanish
press, that Mgr. Chappelle, in visiting
the heads of the order, told them he
favored the retention of the brother­
hoods, and that President McKinley
shared his views, which were that "if
the friars returned to their parishes
they would be considered elements of
good order, and therefore American
agents."
Accuracy of Statements Denied.
Mgr. Chapelle
denieB
the accuracy of
these statements and Catholics of all
sections are petitioning Mgr. Chapelle
and Major General Otis against the
friars returning to their parishes, re­
peating the charges of oppressions, ex­
tortions and immoralities which, they
assert, caused the revolution of 1896
The Catholics request that they be given,
priests not connected with the brother­
hoods. Delegations trom many of the
towns are visiting the provincial gov­
ernors for the purpose of making the
same request and prominent
Catholics are cabling the pope on the
subject. The people say the friars will
be driven out if thgy return t& their
parishes and there will be continual
trouble tf the administration attempts
to protect them.
To quell the excitement, Major Gen­
eral Otis consented to the publication
in the local newspapers of a statement
which he had made to a delegation of
Filipinos, as follows:
"If the church authorities assign
friars to curacies who are obnoxious to
the people they will not be compelled to
accept them. The individual liberty
guaranteed by the American Constitu­
tion will not be denied the Filipinos,
and the government will not force on
them any ecclesiastical denomination
contrary to their wishes."
STATED BY SCHURMAST,
Aspirations of Filipinos for Self Govern'
ment to Be Satisfied if Possible.
NEW YORK, Jan. 18.—A special to
The Herald from Washington says:
"The motive has been, talring- account
of the experience as well as the political
aspirations of the Filipinos, to devise a
form of government adapted to tham, so*
as to secure on the one hand good gov­
ernment, and on the other to satisfy
their aspirations for self-government."
This statement relative to the Philip­
pine commission's report was made by
Jacob Gould Sclrarman, president of the
commission. All that Mr. Schurman.
cared to state further was that the re­
port would consist of four or more vol­
umes, the first of which would be de­
voted to the condition of government to
be established in the Philippines after
peace and order are restored.
CABLEGRAMS FROM OTIS.
Troops Busy in Northern and Southern
Xiuon and in Panay.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 18.—The following
cablegrams have been received by the
war department from General Otis:
"Schwan's troops in possession of Ba~
tangas province about to move eastwaxct
into provinces of Tayabas and T«gnn»y
Wheaton moving on Lemerk and Taal
and has navy co-operation wutnaHnna
slight, insurgent loss considerable in
men and property as keep np constant
opposition expedition under Kobbe
leaves for hemp ports to-night."
"General Hughes absent on Western
coast Panay policing Bection band 86
Tagalos, which landed Negros Decem­
ber, struck by Byrne in Negros moon
tains, who killed 19, captured 28 rifles
and ammunition no casualties troops
in Northern Luzon busy pursuing robber
bands with good results."
Wplvee Very Kameioai.
WINONA, Minn Jan. 18.—-It is many
years since the wolves have heen so nu
morons in this section as this winter. A
report has reached this city that afanaaet
in the town of Hart had been chased by
a pack of wolves and compelled to take
refuge iii & bam. A big #oif hius£ha&
been kel* bythefcrmere i$ tha vicinity
of Stockton. -V

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