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Daily Inter Mountain.
VOL. XIX. NO. 194
You Should
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Chinese Again Protest.
New York, Nov. 23.—A special to the
Herald from Washington says: Wu Fang
Ting, the uhinese minister, has again en
tered a protest because of the action of
General Otis too strictly excluding Chi
nese from the Philippine archipelago. In
struction has been sent to General Otis

to carry out the provisions of the Chinese I
exclusion law as applied to this country,
The effect of this
Otis will modify his
permit the entrance
others belonging to
Chinamen who are
United States.
Destroyed By a Tornado.
Fort Smith, Ark., Nov. 23.—A telephone
message from Paris, Logan county, re- j
ports the town of Magazine destroyed by ,
a tornado. Magazine is on the new 1
Choctaw & Memphis road. 6.) miles east ,
. „
oi fort fcnmn- All efforts to reach
Aiagazine Dy w ire tune«. «oone\ ihe, 10 I
miles from Magazine, suffered a severe ,
storm, houses being blown down and cat- I
tie killed. I
The Reasons Why They
Desire Independence.
By Dewey and the Military
Officials During Early
Days of War.
! The Army is Closely Following Aguin
aldo and Is Meeting With Stubborn
Opposition-Heavy American losses
In a Battle North of Iloilo.
New York, Nov. 23.—The Filipino junta
at Hong Kong is becoming more active \
as the meeting of congress draws nearer, j
Senator Fairbanks, in company with all j
other senators and representatives now j
in Washington, according to a Tribune j
correspondent, have received through
the mails a pamphlet signed by Felipe
Bueneamino (Philip Goodroad), so-called
secretary of foreign affairs of the Fili
pino republic, setting forth the various
reasons by which his government should
be recognized.
The pamphlet lias an appendix con
taining the various dispatches, telegrams
and orders that passed between the
United States representatives in the
Islands at the time of the war with
Spain. On these documents Senor Buen
eamino seeks to raise the presumption
that the Filipino republic was to receive
! recognition from the United States. The
secretary begins by saying that it has
come to the ears of the Filipino govern
ment that the president of the United
States is about to call a session of con
giess for the special purpose of consider
ing the Philippine situation and that he
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the independence of the islands should he
recognized. He argues that the larger
and more powerful the state, the greater
is the obligation resting on it to support
the independence of lesser states.
"For instance, it appears evident that
the powerful and wealthy nation which
you gentlemen represent in congress has
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desires to lay before it the reasons why
heen deputed by God to assist the Fili
pinos in their arduous and difficult task
of the restoration of independence.
The alleged co-operation offered and
rendered to Aguinaldo by Consuls Wild
man and Pratt is then referred to. This
co-operation, says the secretary, consist
eel in the fact that the McCulloch con
veyed Aguinaldo to Manila, that Admiral
Dewey received him with the honors due
to a general and gave him 60 rifles, and
that he was allowed to establish at Ca
vite, then held by the United States, the;
headquarters of the republic. Mr. Pratt,
in one of his letters appended, congratu
lated Aguinaldo on his speedy triumph,
as it proved his own wisdom in recom
mending him to Admiral Dewey. Con
sul Wildman, in another letter, advises
Aguinaldo to treat the Spanish as they
would have treated the Filipinos and
keep them on rice and water—advice,
which the secretary says, "our humane
leader declined to adopt." But the secre
tary says that the object of God in as
signing the United States to free 'the
Filipinos has been frustrated "by
whom?" he asks. He then proceeds
:"Alas, esteemed citizens of the great
I American republic, you know well who is
the cause of such reckless perturbations.
{ Vf -''J* ?\l! lia ÎV M V Ci i n l e H
wno. using as a pretext alleged rights)
obtained through the purchase of more
than doubtful sovereignty from Spain,
gives evidence of his intention to ignore
the bonds of friendship which should
j unite the two nations by imposing upon
us by fo-ee of arms the sovereignty Q f
j the United States. Is this conduct in
; line with the canons of morality, where
by the United States grew great? Surely
■ not. For if moral obligations are appli
j cable to internal affairs, there should be
, no evasion of the great republic's duty to
stand by and protect the Filipino na
tion. In the name of Almighty God, of
! humanity and of national honor, I ap
j peal to the citizens of the United States
to fulfill these obligations by passing a
just resolution recognizing our independ-i
I ence, thus ending a wicked and inhuman
passes for British subjects to travel
through the islands: that Otis. Anderson
and Merritt all addressed Aguinaldo as
"general commanding the Filipino
army,' and that General Anderson .asked
him for camping grounds and quarters,
as well as other assistance against "our
common enemy;" that Dewey handed
complaint about
j over to Aguinaldo
, the French steamer Compania de Filli
1 pinas. stating that he had no jurisdiction
, ln , '' 1f maltGr; ,hat Anderson and Otis
addressed telegrams to Aguinaldo ask
ing to evacuate lhe suburbs of Manila
I and promising to negotiate with hini
, afterward on the subject.
I "as for the cession of sovereignty,"
I proceeds the secretary, "it is null and
void, for it has boon celebrated in con
travention of all principles of interna
tional law and in opposition to the prin
ciples of justice. For it is not moral nor
just, nor in accordance with interna
tional law to say to a nation 'I will help
you to sweep away Spanish sovereignty
and make you independent, and after
helping you to do so I will come and buy
your sovereignty from Spain and impose
it by force of arms on the protected peo
ple.' "
Citations are made from international
law and then it is contended that Spain
has lost her sovereignty and could not
cede what she did not have.
The third point follows in full: "We
are a community of 8,000,000 people, po
litically organized on well defined lines,
with a government able to protect our
people and to assume the responsibility
for our conduct toward other states. We
have an official language—Spanish. We
have an enlightened religion—the Roman
Catholic. Strict morality, which ema
nates from Christianizing inlluences,
governs our manners and customs. Our
laws are on a par with those of other
civilized states, and, last, we live in
families in towns and cities, affording
permanent evidence of a cultured and
civilized society. These are the reasons
why we appeal for recognition to the
people of the United States who are to
decide our fate— a fate which would he
better, if, heeding the dictates of hu
manity, your president, Mr. McKinley,
had not chosen to wage against us a
cruel, devastating war."
Insurgents Concentrate.
Manila, Nov. 23.—1:25 p. m.—The insur
gents from the north are concentrating
al M.ontalban and San èlai.o, where it
is expected they will make resistance to
the American advance. The Spaniards
never occupied these places and file in
surgents believe them to be impregnable.
^ rcconnoisat ce to the northwest of San
MatC o on Tuesday leveloped the fact that
the r(be!s were moving stores and men
to Montalban. The numb« of the insur
gents is unknown. A reconnoisance
nia ^ e yesterday showed that 200 rebels
are entrenched at San Mateci and others 1
in the valley between time and Mariqui- ;
na, where the rebel outposts ate station
ed. General Young entered San Mateo 1
last September and found the place not t
adapted for
Self Inflicted Wounds.
Now York, Nov. 23. — Self inflicted
wounds are so frequent in the American
army in Luzon, avers the Washington
correspondent of the Herall, that Gen
eral Otis has been compelled to issue
instructions directing that a strict in- j
vestigation be made of each case of this
character in order that proper action may
'be taken. The immediate effect of these
' Instructions was the issuance of orders ,
j by General Wheeler, thin at Angeles,
organizing boards for the investigation j
of two cases. One of the hoards, oousist
ing of First Lieutenant CnoHdge, First
: Lieutenant and Assistant Surgeon E. W.
j pinkham and First Lieutenant J. U. Wei
born, will investigate the case of Sergeant
D . H. Barr. Company M. Ninth infantrv,
| and another consisting of Major James
; Regan. First Lieutenant F. W. Koehler
I and First Lieutenant Connell. Ninth in
| famry . wi n inquire into the case of James
A. Hart, Company A, Ninth infantry.
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,nG 11 MIS '
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! that all such cases he carefully
I }, nVe f l l ! d b n '■* b °« ul "/ , M "' V ''J ' sln . 1 ' |
I J. la . r to ^ hat ..' al ^ d in tf * ses of des« turn, to
j «^termine he circumstances under which !
1 * lt y actuallj occ-ui red. All of these men
The results of the investigation have not;
been received at the department. Issu- ;
ance of General Otis'Instructions and the!
organization of the boards are the result
of this communication addressed to the |
adjutant general of the department of [
the Pacific by the chief surgeon: j
"Self inflicted wounds of the hand and !
respectively of the feet, claimed to be I
accidental, usually occurring on outposts,
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are so frequent that I have the honor to i
became disabled for military duty with I
usually a minimum amount of maiming I
for civil occupation and thus securing j
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Herald from Manila says. lhe general j
opinion here is that Aguinaldo's army J
will never again come together in airy j
Pursuing Aguinaldo.
New York, Nov. 23.—A dispatch to the
considerable force with him in cohimand. !
, .
, ^ he forces under General Gawton and j
! General Young are following so rapidly
on ^* is heels into Bayombong that no in
! sut'Stv'R capital can be again established,
i Captain James <'. Castner, of the Fourth
| infantry, with Lowe's scouts, is making
forced marches through the mountains
j from San Nicholas north. General
j Young, with his cavalry and the Maca
bebes, is moving rapidly from Aringay
through difficult passes to Trinidad. They
are close on Aguinaldo's small party. A
third advance is being made on the road
toward Vigan on the coast. With Agu
! inaldo's personal army disposed of, the
! only insurgent forces left intact are pos
! sihly the Museardos. about 1,600 in nurr-i
her, in the mountains west of the rail
j road: Pio Pilar's 2,000 men, who are east i
j of Manila in the mountains near Anti
troops in the north are living off lhe coun
! try. These remarkable marches and our
rapid advance everywhere is temporarily
' prostrating a large percentage of our
men. General Lawton desires extra
j troops in ordir to control the avenues of
j _
A Severe Battle.
Manila, Nov. 23, 10:30 p. m.—Severe
j fighting north of Iloilo began Nov. 2L
Four Americans were killed and 23
wounded, including 3 officers. The in
! »urgents are retreating to Sant —
, ba*' 3 . but the fighting continue»
surgents are retreating to Santa
Fer (he Prosecution in the
Wellcome Case.
He Pays Much Attention to the
Fact That the Accused Did
Not Take the Stand.

As to the $30,000 Which Whiteside
Testified to Receiving—Characters
of the Men Who Gave Evidence on
Each Side.
Special to the Inter Mountain.
Helena, Mont., Nov. 23.—Attorney Gen
eral Nolan In pursuance with the orders
of the supreme court to-day filed his
brief in the Wellcome case, summing up
his contentions as to the guilt or inno
1 cence ol' the accused. He devoted about
; a dozen type-written pages to the re
v j ew ,,f t He case. Counsel for Wellcome
1 h e
j either
n days from today in which to
reply, then Nolan has another week for
the final brief to be filed. In the course
of his brief Nolan claims that the ac
cused and other "rr that conspiracy
ir.al acts alleged; "that there was no
personal denial of the commission of acts
alleged in the answer would not suggest
suspicion as to their commission: that
the case should he submitted for determi
nation upon the evidence without denial
is highly significant."
Continuing he says the $30.000 meant
bribery on the part of the ae
and others "or that eunsipiracy
through its use of the blackest and most
criminal character was inaugurated and
, ®î£J*" ,,naled t0 eftect lhe defeat of Ml '
jj c < further says: "It pales into insig
j nifleance when compared with the nioii
strosity of the crime which would be
committed if the money in question came
from the Daly combine and was used
to purposely effectuate the political ex
tinction of Clark."
Tin question of proof of authorization
of the use of money by Mr. Clark is
claimed to be in the evidence of Lawyer
Cason of Butte and Chaplain Warn n.
The evidence of these witnesses, the brief
claims, is uncontradicted. The testi
mony of Whiteside as to his conversa
was rt Duly combination in politics. Tÿe
| accus d and those- who represent hint
must B° further than this for as 1 havj
! already stated bribery is a crime grown
diminutively small when contrasted with
tions had with Wellcome when he claim
; ed he was told certain members had been
"fixed" is reviewed and commenting up
on this the brief says: "Proof of this
| Character cannot he affected by glaring
[ generalities. Tue existence of a Daiy
j combine in politics will not obviate the
! eff'-'' 1 °t evidence such as was adduced
I from , lhf ' witnesses who testified to the
UKe ln V nt \, !' . a . HI , 1,s
associates. It will not do to say m far«»
i of evkl „ nce of this character that there
I the crime which would he committed
I providing this money was not the money
j which Whiteside testified it was hut was
money placed in his possession belong
ing io Mr. Daly or some one else for the
purpose of creating a hostile feeling for
Mr. Clark in his meritorious efforts to
secure the election to the office of I'niP-d
States senator."
He devotes some space to the character
evidence introduced, asserting that the
j j,ulk of the evidence of the defense was
J that the character witnesses who testified
j against William Clark and Whiteside
! were not of the high standing of tie.,
f»vnralilv fn»* tho-n Th*
j f m j f the defense to ask Pen'i tor Hob
me cterensi nato! non
Ï ,
ics. one or criminal conduct of the ac
cused by himself and through others in
attempting to bribe and in bribing mem
bers of the Sixth legislative asseoit
son when he was on the stand about ihe
Fergus county bank stock deal in w hich
it was claimed Clark furnished him
money to buy out T. <\ Power's interest
in th - hank, is referred to as a significant
I Considerable importance is sought to b •
! attached to the fact that the accused did
j not take the stand. "If Mr. Wellcome
j had gone upon the stand and denied the
j commission of the acts charged he would
I then be in a situation to urge favorable
ï consideration of his character."
; In conclusion the attorney general says
the vise as submitted involves two theor
that in his election starting out with a
few members by gradual accessions of
members a majority of the legislative as
sembly was secured. That to secure that
majority party lines and party fealty
were obliterated despite the invocation oi
j pity To sustain that theory Is tin un
I political prestige to maintain party integ
: contradicted evidence of Àh s
Wu : ren,
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Statement of counsel that there is in ex
|sten< e and has been for years a political
aggregation known as 'the Daly gang,'
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Cason, Whiteside, Clark, My
ter and Sullivan.
To sus', un the other theory is a v.i
Bar-Jfi'ith no evidence suggestive in the remot
l&st degree of the use of money to entrap
or for other purposes during the session
of the Sixth legislative assembly.
"Mr. Wellcome is an officer of the court
and charged with the commission of high
crimes unfitting him to continue in the
practice of law. Proof of his complicity
i and guilt comes from various sources and
! among the witnesses who testified are
' the officers of the court.
"Upon his suggestion it is intimated
that the court should relieve him from
culpability and place a stigma upon some
j of its officers and upon reputable resi
dents in the state without a scintilla of
• proof to warrant such conduct. I have
no fears tho court will lend itself to the
perpetration of so great a wrong. The
proof is convincing and conclusive and on
that proof without disavowal on the part
of Mr. Wellcome lie forfeits his right to a
companionship with those engaged in the
profession of the law in this state."
Judge Knowles today, upon request of
District Attorney Rodgers, directed that
a. grand jury lie drawn. Twenty-three
names were drawn from the box. Of
these five reside in Helena. The grand
jury is to meet Dec. 6.
Bacon, the delinquent witness in the
Hershfleld ease, w hose absence resulted
in a continuance, appears upon the scene
today rather unexpectedly, a deputy mar
shal having succeed«! in finding him.
His return is so iate it will not result in
the case being reset at this term of court.
British People Confident.
New York, Nov. 23.—A dispatch to the
Tribune from I.ondon says: if (General
Joubert were in possession of all the war
news contained in to-day'
i journals he would not have a single
, . ,, ,, , s i ngle
helpful cue. He would he forced to
pick and choose among a dozen different
estimates of tho strength of the British
force in lower Natal and on the south
orn anil western frontiers of the Free
State, with the certainty that everyone
was below the mark. lie would not
find any clew to the distribution or com
position of Clery's troops between Est
court and Durban, nor a single glimpse
! of what is going on within General
I White's lines at Ladysmith.
I He would also have reason to question
his own sanity were he to attempt to re
. concile the conflicting theories advanced
by military writers respecting his strat
egy. immediate objects ami point of view.
This situation causes bewilderment, but
no alarm. Confidence is inspired by the
superiority of numbers which the Brit
ish army now lias in lower Natal and
on the borders of tin- Free State and by
the assurance that Ladysmith is doubly
safe when a portion of Joubert's force
, has been withdrawn for a series of
southern raids and for the hard opera
tion of blocking Clery's advance,
j Military men in close touch with the
war office assert that no misgivings are
.entertained there, and tint. no news is,
I withheld from the public. The lack
of war news encourages some optimists
to write hopefully of the alleged Inten
tion of Holtmeyer and Schreiner to in
! duee President Steyn to draw out from
the campaign and sue for peace, but this
result lies outside tile range of serious'
j discussion.
The Star with a truer instinct, displays,
a Vienna dispatch containing informa
tion from St. Petersburg that the Rus
sians have occupied Herat. This Is not)
improbable as it coincides with the fore
casts which tin- Times published 10 days
, ago from its St. Petersburg correspond
' ent. But the report lacks definiteness
and official authority. It may easily
be that a surprise of this kind has been
i carefully planned for the entertainment
of the queen's guests at Windsor and it
would be well timed for a critical move
mi nt of the British campaign in Africa.
The Camp Shelled.
M oui River, Natal. Nov. 23.—10 a. m.—
The Boer guns began shelling the camp
at 5 a. m. The British artillery is in a
position on high ground to the east, west
and north of the station. The artillery
duel was continued until 8, when it
ceased for an hour. The Boers recom
menced at 1) and dropped three shells into
the camp. They are still firing at inter
vals, w ith no damage, although their aim
is good.
Sympathy With Boers.
pan Francisco, Nov. 23. -The hoard of
directors of the Aneimit Order of Hiber
nians lias adopted a series of resolutions
of sympathy with the Boers in their con
test with England.
Town Washed Away.
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Tacoma, Wash., Nov. 23. The heavy
fall of rain has caused the Nooksack river
to overflow in Whatcom county. At the
mouth of the river is an immense log jam
a mile long. This caused the liver to
find a new Inlet. The new channel has
swept through Lunimi village, which has
been almost wiped out. The town con
, ,
tained 200 people, be ng the headquarters
of the Lunimi Indian reservation.
Church, school house and stores were
swa pt away. The Indians have lost their
possessions, including the winter »tore
i of smoked salmon and jerked beef. The
flood struck the village Monday night and
the inhabitants were saved from diown-l
! ing only by the dexterous use of boats and
Howard's Body Arrives.
j San Francisco, Nov. 23.—On board tiw
transport Belgian King, just arrived from
the Philippines, is the body of Major Guy
H ward of Omaha, who was killed on
o t. 21 near Arayat. He was tin son of
■ Major General O. O. Howard, retired.
The body was placed on the transport
after funeral services had been held at
: Manila on the morning of Oct. 25. It will
lhe sent to Omaha for interment. The
J only passengers on the Belgian King are
1 Captain Brett, of the Twenty-fourth in
| fantry, and 11 discharged soldiers from
ï various regiments. The vessel left Ma
nila on Oct. 25 and as there is no s'ckness
on board will be docked this morning.
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