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v- TWENTY-SEVENTH YEAR. THE STORE LAID President. McKinley Participates in the Exercises of Chicago Day. First Public Event of Importance the Laying of the Corner stone Of the New Federal Building. Military, Naval and Civic Parade Followed. CHICAGO, Oct. 10.—Surrounded by Jnen who guide the diplomatic relations of three governments, and in the pres ence of thousands of spectators, Presi dent McKinley formally laid the cor nerstone of the magnificent new fed eral building of Chicago. The event was the crowning feature of the week's celebration, marking the annual ob servance of Chicago day. Long before the hour set for the ceremonies, the street surrounding the blook on which the steel skeleton of the new building stands were packed from curb to curb with pushing, jostling people, anxious to get a glimpse of the nation's presi dent and the distinguished visitors from other countries, while every window in the gaily decorated sky-scrapers sur rounding the federal building, was taken advantage of. Even on the steel girders of the federal building itself were perched hundred of venturesome curiosity seekers. In the angle formed by the soutli and west wings of the federal building at Jackson boulevard and Dearborn street, and in front of the Union League club liuilding, reviewing stands had been erected for the accom modation of the distinguished' visitors including Vice President Mariscal and party of Mexico Premier Laurier of Canada and other notables of that coun try members of President McKinley's cabinet, and the diplomatic corps at Washington senators and congressmen and other invited guests, and when President McKinley threw the first troweiful of mortar under the uplifted block of limestone and pronounced the cornerstone set, one of the most notable gatherings ever in Chicago, looked on. Greeted With Roars of Cheers. Shortly before 10 o'clock a roar of cheers from down Jackson boulevard announced the coming of President McKinley and his party. It was with considerable difficulty that the troops of cavalry and the police, forming'the president's escort, could clear a space wide enough for the carriages contain ing the president and members of his cabinet and other guests to pass, and as the carriages slowly made their way up the boulevard to the federal building, the applause became terrific and con tinuous. The president frequently arose and doffed his hat in response. At the en trance of the Union League club, the president and the members of his party alighted, and after a brief reception were escorted across Jackson boulevard to the platform in front of the federal building. A perfect hurricane of cheers greeted the president as he was escorted to the dais at the side of which the cor nerstone was suspended, ready for the ceremony. The president warmly greeted those present, then turned and bowed to the group of brawny-armed workmen who were to complete the laying of the cornerstone. Secretary Gage Presided. Judge Christian C. Kohlsaat, presi dent of the committee on ceremonies, introduced Secretary of the Treasury Lyman J. Gage, as presiding officer of the cornerstone exercises. The secre tary was warmly cheered as he stepped forward. At the conclusion of Secretary Gage's brief address, Rev. Frank W. Gunsau lus offered a brief but impressive prayer,, the preeident and all the members ot his party uncovering as Dr. Gunsaulue •sked a blessing on the ceremony. Sec retary Gage introduced Postmastei General Smith. He was also greeted with much applause. The actual ceremonies of the laying Of the cornerstone then began. C. E. Kremer, secretary of the fed eral committee, arose and formally an nounced that (he stone was ready and read the list of articles placed within it. President McKinley was introduced by Secretary Gage, and as the president stepped forward'to receive the trowel from the hands of Architect Henry Ives Cobb, the crowds again burst forth into cheer after cheer, the applause no ceasing until the president raised hit hand. The president then Btepped to the side of the uplifted mass of Illinois limestone, and taking a troweiful of mortar from the board, he threw it under the base of the stone. As he did so a band that was stationed In the reviewing stead played "The Star Spangled Banner," and as the notes of the national anthem were heard, the crowd again broke intc cheers, the noise almost drowning th music. President McKinley then pro nounced the stone set and resumed hit •eat as the workmen settled the stone in its place. Senator William E. Mason was next %?r&*'v^\iW$?', \y' H~\& Introduced and made a brief aaareBS in behalf of the city of Chicago. The ceremonies concluded with the offering of a benediction by Dr. Gunsaulus ol Chicago. President McKinley and party thei •rose and were again escorted across the boulevard to the Union League club, where the president was the guest of the federa. committee at luncheon. Revlawad the Parade. The military, naval and civic parade was reviewed by President McKinley, Don Ignaci Mariscal, minister of for eign affairs Mexico Premier Lauriei of Canada, and other distinguished guests of the City of Chicago. The dav was fine and the line of march was jammed with spectators—windows roofs and every available space where a foothold could be secured, being occu pied. The parade, which was in nine divisions, began to form as the ceremo nies of laying the cornerstone of the federal building were being concluded. President McKinley and the presiden tial party, with other distinguished vis itors, were escorted to the Union League •lub, where they partook of a hurried luncheon. Luncheon concluded, the presidential party were driven to theii places in the line. President's Time Card for Chicago Day. President McKinley's time card for Chicagp day was as follows: 9 A. M.—Reception of Mexican dolega' tion. 9:15 A. M.—Reception of Canadian del egation. 9:45 A. M.—Leaves Auditorium Annex for corncrstono site. 10 A. M.—Ceremonies at federal build ing. 11:45 A. M.—Luncheon at Union League club. 12:30 P. M.—Leave Union League club to take his position in military, naval and civic parade. 1:30 P. M.—Reaches Union League club stand to review parade. 7 P. M.—Federal banquet at tho Audi torium. S:30 P. M.—Review of all nations pa rade. PLANNED BY OTIS. Scheme For Local Governmeut of Phil ippine Municipalities. NEW YORK, Oct. 10.—A special to The Herald from Washington says: General Otis has informed the war department of his adoption of a com prehensive scheme of local government for all cities and towns of Luzon occu pied by American forces. He has is sued instructions directing that the sys tem be put in force and placing senior officers of the occupying troops in charge of the formation of such govern ments. In each town there will be a municipal council, composed of a presi dent and as many representatives or head men as there may be wards or barrios in the town, which shall be charged with the maintenance of pub lic order and the regulation of munici pal affairs. It will, by majority vote through the adoption of ordinances or decrees, administer the municipal gov ernment, but no ordinance or decree shall be enforced until approved by tho commanding officer of the troops. The president shall be elected by a viva voce vote of the residents of the town, approved by the commanding of ficer, and together with the head men shall hold office fo one year. He shall be of native birth and parer.tage, and a resident and property owner of the town. The head men shall be elected by a viva voce vote as residents of their wards. The president shall be the executive of the municipal council to execute its decrees, and the senior head manj or one designated by the council shall be vice president of the same, assistant to the president and ex-officio lieutenant of police. The council shall have no jurisdiction in civil cases, but on application of the parties in interest, and their agreement in writing to accept the award of the council, it shall hear and decide cases involving property not exceeding $500 in value. In criminal matters the president, representing the council, shall make the preliminary examination, and according to the result, discharge the prisoner or transfer him immediately to the cus tody of the military authorities for trial by provost court. WILLIAM L. WILSON ILL. Former Postmaster'General Reported in a Dangerous Condition. PARKEBSBUKO, W. Va., Oct. 10.— Parkersburg friends of ex-Postmaster General William L. Wilson have re ceived advices that the distinguished free trader is in failing health, and that his recovery is doubtful. It is asserted that one of his lungs is entirely gone, that the other is seriously diseased and that he is almost totally blind. For months, the report says, Mr. Wilson has been unable to read, and he can write but little. His mind, however, remains perfectly clear, and he gets through his work with the aid of a secretary. Tug Kecora nun Down. 0 DULUTH, Oct. 10.—The Bessemer boat John Neilson ran down her tug, the Record, during the morning, drowning Harry Ellis, age 80, a fireman. The rest of the crew took to the life raft and escaped. The Pennsylvania Sighted. SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 10.—The trans port Pennsylvania, bearing the Wash ington volunteers, has been sighted a short distance outside the Golden Gate. PREMIERPADSES Salisbury Said to Hesitate to Enter Into a War With the Transvaal President Steyn Said to Have Been Given Terms of Settlement Of Which the Boers Will Be Allowed to Avail Them selves. LONDON, Oct. 10.—The Berlin cor respondent of the London Standard says: Information received in diplo matic quarters says that Lord Salis bury, in the last moment, hesitates tc enter into a war with the Transvaal. A peaceful solution is not, therefore, altogether impossible, although it is improbable. TERMS OP SETTLEMENT. Salisbury Said to Have Made an Offer oi Terms Through Steyn. NEW 1'ORK, Oct. 10.—A special tc The World from London says: The World correspondent hoars that the British high commissioner in South Africa, has been authorized to notify President Steyn of tho Orange Free State that a peaceful settlement of the Transvaal difficulty can be made if Slli ALFRED MILNER. MAUTINUS T. STEYN. President Kruger will disarm his peo ple, grant the desired franchise to out landers and pay Britain indemnity foi the cost of her military preparations, which now would be less than $1, 000,000. Rumors are again prevalent that Lord Salisbury is working for peace. The evident determination of the Boers to act strictly on the defensive, coupled with the knowledge now that the British army corps cannot advance on Pretoria before the middle of De cember is exercising a calming influence on the public feeling, the war feeling engendered by the jingo press is sub siding and the expectation is beginning to be generally expressed that hostil ities may be avoided after all. An act of aggression on the part of the Boers would change the whole aspect of affairs, but at present ten dency is towards the resumption of ef forts to obtain a pacific solution of the difficulty. Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerinan'e declaration that diplomatic means are not exhausted is sinking into the pub lic mind and when parliament meets Mr. Chamberlain, will be severely pressed to justify his conduct of the negotiations. With the long time that must elapse before the English forces can be ready is being seriously considered. BULLER'S ARMY. He Will Have Twice as Great an Arm as Wellington Had. LONDON, Oct. 10.—As a matter oi fact, General Sir Red vers Buller will have command of twice as many Brit ish soldiers as the Duke of Wellington, the conqueror of the first Napoleon, ever saw collected on one battlefield. 'Phe reasons back of this lavish dis play are probably a fear of a native ris ing and possibly a conviction of the ad visability of showing Europe that Great Britain is prepared to resent any reac tion resulting from the prevailing con tinental ill will. In this connection, the action of the American department of state and the friendly statements of President McKinley and Secretary oi State Hay published here are heartilj welcomed as a happy return for Great Britain's refusal to sanction continental intervention in the war between the United States and Spain. As the Boer* failed to attack Natal, when the colony was vulnerable, it is beginning to be felt that they are pursuing a deliberate policy of waiting for the British pro pos'als, remaining in the meantime on the defensive in the hope of thus win ning the sympathies of the world, and perhaps the support of other nations, and leaving Great Britain the ignominy of starting hostilities. Plenty of Time For Fause. If they await the advance of General Sir Redvers Buller, it is conceivable that peace will not be broken during during the present year. Should that prove the case and should the alley: I wastage in the Boer commandos o.u tinue, the force confronting the commanding general will be neither a nnmarona nor as efficient »5 that now -:-'tvj-':.rr-\.v: '. ON lUcckli) fcribrntc. BISMARCK, NbRTH DAKOTA, FRIDAY, OCT. 13. 1809. FIVE CENTS encamped along the Natal border. Events have thus seemed to shape themselves to secure ample pause for consideration. All tho proposals in the correspondence between President Steyn of the Orange Free State and Sir Alfred Milner, British high commis sioner in South Africa, show that nego tiations were proceeding up to Oct, 6, and that neither despaired of peace, Sir Alfred Milner saying that he was sure any reasonable proposal would be fa vorably considered by tho British gov ernmeut. President Stevn's virtual proposal of a neutral zone to be cre ated pending further attempts at conciliation ineet« with considerable approval. THE SAME PLATFOICI. Chairman 4ones Says the Chienuo ri.it foriu Wtl. Be But Slightly Altered. NEW YORK, Oct. 10.—United State* Senator James K. Jones of Arkansas, chairman of the Democratic national committee, and wife ware passengers on the Cunard line steamship Lucania. They have been traveling in England. Ireland, Scotland, Switzerland and Wales for several months. Senator Jones said that he had been much ben efitted by his European travels and felt ready to go into the hard work neces sary in getting ready for the presidential campaign. When asked his opinion as to tho probability of the Democratic nomina tion going to W. J. Bryan, he said: •"There is no doubt that Bryan will receive the Democratic nomination for president," and added: Says Bryan Is Sure to Win. "Has anybody any doubt on that question? Bryan is sure to win." On the attitude of Richard Croker as to the nomination of Bryan for presi dent, Senator Jones had little to say, merely replying to a direct question: "Croker is already in line." As to the possible outcome of the na tional campaign of ,1900 Senator Jones said he believed that the free silver idea would have a greater following than in the campaign of 1S9G. "In 1890," he said, "there were many Republicans and others who believed that when the Republican party de clared for bimetallism, the declaration was made in all sincerity. These same men now doubt the sincerity of that plank of the Republican platform." Prosperity Not General. When asked what effect he thought the apparent prosperity in the Western states would have on Democratic issues, Senator Jones said: "Yes, I know they say at Washing ton that the country is in a highly prosperous condition and perhaps that is correct from certain standpoints. But I cannot see that there is amy great material prosperity among the agricul tural and similar classes. It does not appear to have affected the farmer, nor has it done much as yet for the labor ing man in general. Cotton and wheat have not made any advance to speak of in price. That argument can readily be answered when the time comes. Of course there has been an increase in the output of gold and that is bound to af fect politics in some degree greater or less. But that is only a proof of the arguments advanced by us in 1896, that what the country needed was a greater volume of money in circulation." Outlines the Next Platform. The Democratic platform, he de clared would be launched in 1900 on comparatively the same basis and con tain essentially the same planks as in 1896. The party would declare for free silver at the same ratio, and he thought about the only addition to or change in the party platform of any moment would be a plank relative to anti-im perialism. That, he asserted, would undoubtedly be one of the important issues in the campaign. He refused to discus the matter any more than to say with a wave of the hand: "Everybody knows what imperialism means. The question under discussion means just the reverse." Senator Jones said he did not know how long he would remain in New York. His plans are ,still unformed. He said, however, he might go to Washington on Tuesday on business matters. MR. BRYAN IS ILL. rrip May Have to Chuck) His rro »d Through low:*.. CHICAGO, Oct. 10.—A special to. The Chronicle from Webster, la., iys: William Jennings Bryar. is a v:»ry sick man. Friends who spent Satur day with him at the farm F:\\, White, Democratic candidate for gov ernor of Iowa, three utiles oi.i We ster, are afraid that Mr. Bryan may havo to temporarily abandon his cam paign work not only in Iowa, but in Kentucky and Ohio. When Mr. Bryan awoke he com plained about his throat and lungs, but said that he suffered from a similar ailinent some time before. but that it had yielded to treatment. A local physician who,was called in to treat the distinguished invalid recommended along term of absolute rest and quiet. Street Car Struok by a Train. WASHINGTON, O., Oct. 10.—A street car on the Trumbull line, containing 23 people, was struck by the Cleveland and Pittsburg train at Niles. Bert S. Ward was killed and several others seriously injured. RIGHT IN MANILA Body of Filipinos Open Fire on the Twenty-fifth U. S. Infantry From Near La Loma Church, Four Miles From the Heart of the City. Fight Lasted an Hour—Ameri cans Under Schwan Take Two Towns. MANILA, Oct. 10.—10:30 p. m.—Dur ing the afternoon a body of insurgents was seen near La Loma church, four miles from the heart of Manila. They opened fire, the ullets falling among the tents of the Twenty-fifth infantry. The Americans manned the trenches replied at a range of 1,200 yards. The insurgents volleyed and the Americans used their artillery. The fight lasted an hour, after which the insurgents retreated. One American was wounded. The scouts of the Twentieth infantry a now out reconnoitering. TOOK TWO TOWNS. Troops Under Schwan Drive FUipinoa l-rom Cavite Viejo and Novelta* MANILA, Oct. 10.—Tho advance upon San Francisco do Talabon is continuing. General Schwan's advance guard en tered Eosario during the morning, meeting with slight resistance. NOVELLA, Island of Luzon, Oct. 10.— General Schwan's column, consisting of the Thirteenth infantry, a battalion of the Fourteenth, two troops of cav alry, Captain Reilly's battery of the Fifth artillery and Lowe's scouts, ad vanced from Bacor during the morning and occupied Cavite Vie jo and Novelta, The American loss was three officers and nine privates wounded, ono of tho officers being mortally hurt. The loss of the enemy is unknown, but tho bod ies of three Filipinos were seen. There were two sharp fights near Novelto. Lowe's scouts first encoun tered the enemy near Cavite Viejo and soon put them to flight, continuing their advance. Captain Saffold's bat talion of tho Thirteenth regiment, with two companies of the Fourteenth and a number of Tagalo scouts, came upon the enemy in a strongly entrenched po sition on the road between Cavite Viejo and Novelta. A Fight Laitlng Half an Hour followed, resulting in tho enemy's be ing driven back. The American forces sustained considerable losses in this en gagement, the men being shot from trenches and shacks along the road. The column then passed on to Novelta, which they found deserted. The marines and naval forces co-operated with the troops. Tho gunboats Wheel ing, Petrel aud Callao lay off the shore near Novelta and threw shells into that town and Santa Cruz for an hour, pre paring the way for the marines to land. Two battalions consisting of 450 ma rines under Colonel Elliott, advanced along the peninsula from Cavite to Novelta. The only way was by a nar row road through swamps. A mile be yond the marines' outpost the column was suddenly received with a volley from trenches across the road. A fiank movement was executed and tho in surgents were driven from the trenches, the marines wading through rice fields in Turning the Flank of the Enemy, who retreated to the strong sand forts across the creek, dividing the peninsula, destroying the bridge across the stream. The marines waded through more rice fields, forded the river in water to their shoulders and carried the forts, meeting with feeble resistance, the first encounter having disheartened the enemy. Squads were sent to Novelta and burned the town and the huts along the road from which the enemy commenced the firing. Captain C'owles' battalion of the Fourth infantry, while reconnoitering. found a body of several hundred insur gents near San Nicolas. After a brisk fight, lasting three-quarters of an hour, the enemy was driven off. In this en gagement the American casualties were four men slightly wounded. Si: of the enemy were killed, but the num ber of wounded is not known. Brewer and Fuller Snll V.'mlnesiluy. LONDON. Oct. 10.—Chief .Instil MH •ille W. Fuller aiid Associate Ju-uu., David J. Brewer of tho United State supreme court, who were members ot the Anglo-Venezuelan boundary .ni tration tribunal, will sail from Liver pool for New York, Oct. 11, by tin "White Star line steamer Majestic. Itar Hall Ordered to Close Up. WASHINGTON, Oct. 10.— Dar Hall, commissioner to wind up allotments on the Chippewa Indian reservation, has been ordered to complete his work by Oct. 16, and turn over all pending mat ters to Indian Agents Sutherland and Mnreer. ANCIENT TEMPLE PALLING. Nino Column* of the Great Hypoityle of 101 Karnak Demolished. CAIKO, Oct. 10.—News has just reached hen of the recent fall of nine columns of the great hypostyle nail of the temple of 151 lvarnak, built by Zetee I, dynasty XIX, one of ilie most mag nificent and celebrated relics' of the architecture of ancient Egypt. The great hull of El Karnak, which is the most notable of the monuments of Thebes, of its class, is 170 feet long and feet wide. Tho stone roof, now partially in ruins, was originally' supported by 134 columns, the loftiest of which were about 12 feet in diameter. It was built by Zetee I. and sculptured partly in his reign. Work upon it was continued by his son and successor, Rameses II. The hall commemorates, not in its grandeur alone, but also by its sculp tures. the magnificence and power of these two Pharaohs. Tile sculpture of the interior walls represent these mon arclis making offerings to the gods. They Will Not Wed. LONDON, Oct. 10.—In view of the per sistent rumors circulated of the be tlirothal of Prince George of Greece and the Princess Victoria of Wales, it is announced that there is not the slightest foundation for the report. Jubilee Convention. CINCINNATI, O., Oct. 10.—The jubilee convention of the Christian church meets here Oct. 13 to 20. Tho conven tion is international. D. D. Power, LL. D.. of Washington, D. C., former chap lain of congress and President Garfield's pastor, wiU preside over the meeting. MINNESOTANS AT TACOMA. Returning Volunteers Given a Hearty Welcoino There. TACOMA, Wash., Oct. 10.—The sol diers of the Thirteenth Minnesota regi ment were the guests of Tacoma during the afternoon and received a most en thusiastic reception. Tho regimeut arrived in two sections on a special train aud were greeted at the depot b/ many thousands of people. A parade took place and the local committee of the national guard, together with the Tacoma military band, the Delano drum corps, and tho local G. A. 11. acted as escort to the visitors. A fine banquet was served by tho Red Cross society and the soldiers were then taken in charge by the citizens committee and given the freedom of the city. During the afternoon they visited the many points of interest in thisjvicinity and on all sides spoke highly of tho reception accorded tliem. Many of the officers and men were guests of former Minne sotans who now reside here. The regi ment left at 7 o'clock for Spokane. THEY START FOR II03IE. San South Dakota, Ku Minent leaves Francisco by Spocial Train. SAN FRANCISCO. Oct. .—The First South Dakota regiment left for home during tho day by special trains, going by way of Portland. Owing to a fail ure, to make arrangements with the railroad company tho committee will not bo able to furnish meals en route as planned, aud the men will be compelled to look after themselves. BRIEF BITS OF NEWS. A knit underwear trust is in process of formation. George Trich, the millionaire hard ware dealer of Denver, is dead,aged 70. Archbishop Ireland of St. Paul was one of the. principal speakers at the Marquette club banquet, Chicago. President McKinley was the guest of honor. Zebulon S. Skinner, a trusted em ploye of Eustis Bros., Minneapolis jew elers, is under arrest for Systematically robbing the firm. James Brady was taken in as an accomplice. According to Secretary of Agricul. -e Wilson the present corn crop will the largest in the history of the con try. The total yield will be betw ?n 2,800,000,000 and 2,oU0,000,000 bush. .s. The remains of George Smith, the pioneer banker of Chicago and the Northwest who died Saturday at the Reform club, London, will be interred at Elgin, Eng., where he once resided. James Monroe Heiskel, great grand son of President James Monroe, died at New York Monday, aged 55 years. In 188 he ran for mayor of Baltimore against Willis Pinckney White,but was defeated. While a typhoon was raging Satur day, a train was blown from a bridge into the river near Utsonomy, Japan. Six persons were killed and many In jured. Great damage was done to prop erty and crops. A cablegram to the war department from General Otis states that the Indi ana sailed from Manila Sunday with 46 officers and 619 men of the Tennessee regiment. The regiment left no sick. The Indiana brings 100 general pris oners. Navigation statistics of Lake Superior for the season show a tremendous traf fic. Iron ore, gross tons, 0,906,518 lum ber, feet, 735,389,000 wheat, bushels, 83,211,800, coarse grains, bushels, 17, 422,000 flour, barrels, 4,751,000 coal, tons, 2,757,000.