THE STORE LAID
President. McKinley Participates
in the Exercises of Chicago
First Public Event of Importance
the Laying of the Corner
Of the New Federal Building.
Military, Naval and Civic
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
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
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
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
Senator William E. Mason was next
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
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
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'
9:15 A. M.—Reception of Canadian del
9:45 A. M.—Leaves Auditorium Annex
for corncrstono site.
10 A. M.—Ceremonies at federal build
11:45 A. M.—Luncheon at Union League
12:30 P. M.—Leave Union League club
to take his position in military, naval and
1:30 P. M.—Reaches Union League club
stand to review parade.
7 P. M.—Federal banquet at tho Audi
S:30 P. M.—Review of all nations pa
PLANNED BY OTIS.
Scheme For Local Governmeut of Phil
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
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 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.
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
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.
Salisbury Said to Hesitate to
Enter Into a War With the
President Steyn Said to Have
Been Given Terms of
Of Which the Boers Will Be
Allowed to Avail Them
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
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,
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
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
With the long time that must elapse
before the English forces can be ready
is being seriously considered.
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
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
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
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
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
MR. BRYAN IS ILL.
May Have to Chuck) His rro »d
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
RIGHT IN MANILA
Body of Filipinos Open Fire on
From Near La Loma Church,
Four Miles From the Heart
of the City.
Fight Lasted an Hour—Ameri
cans Under Schwan Take
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
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.—
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
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,
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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,
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