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■FOLLOWERS OP GEN. Llül H WE SWORN VeSgEWCE. '(■inreeat Chief Will Never Be Safe From Assassination In Manila Unless Kept Under the Protection of the Americana—Gen. Luna Wai the Inanrpent header Who Wna AaaaMHlnated by Order of Aipii. naido — Sandico, Who Recently Surrendered, la Appointed Die •tutor. Washington, April 14. — The report that Aguinaldo fears assassination at the hands of the late Geu. Luna's fol lowers explains to army officers the reason why he has been kept at Gen. MacArthur's palace. Gen. Luna was one of the best in surgent leaders who followed Aguinal do into making war upon the Ameri cans. He was a bold and aggressiv» fighter, but after the defeat at Malo las he reported to Aguinaldo that the insurgents could not cope with the Americans and they had better make the best terms possible. Luna sent a delegation to Manila to discuss matters with Gen. Otis and the Philippine com mission. After agreeing to this plan Aguinaldo sent for Gen. Luna and had him assassinated in his presence. Army officers who were in the Phil ippines say that the followers of Luna have sworn vengeance on Aguinaldo, and they do not believe the insurgent chief will ever be safe from assassina tion in Manila or in that part of Luzon unless he is kept under the protection of the Americans. W T ar department of ficials believe that Gen. MacArthur will keep Aguinaldo a prisoner for some time to come as much for his own safety as to prevent him from starting another insurrection. Ag'gy'a Successor. Paris, April 14.—Agoncillo, the agent of Aguinaldo in Paris, received a cable- gram announcing that the Filipino general Sandico has been elected to succeed Aguinaldo as commanding general of the Filipino forces as well as dictator during the continuation of the Insurrection. Sandico belongs to a distinguished family residing at Pandakan, near Manila. He is a man of energy and is well educated, speak- ing several European languages. -o As announced Monday, April 8, in a dispatch from Manila, Gen. Sandico surrendered to the American authori ties at Cabanatuan, in the province of New Ecija, Island of Luzon. It was added that Sandico has a bad record and may be tried. FOR ALLEGED FRAUDS. Sorgen ut Weston Will Be tlic First to Be Placed on Trial. Manila, April 14.—A military com mission of eleven members, presided over by Col. McCrae, has been appoint ed to try by court martial the soldiers and civilians who are accused of being implicated in the thefts or frauds in regard to the government commis saries stores. The case of Sergt. Wes ton. who is charged with larceny in selling flour, will be called to-day. The next cases will be those o;' a civilian employe named Fletcher and Senor Riva, a Spanish merchant. After these will come the cases of four other com missary sergeants and several non commissioned officers. These are re garded as cases of minor importance which will lead to greater develop ments. PROBABLY LYNCHED. Mob Takes a Negro to tjie Woods and "Lose" Him. Sylvania, Ga„ April 14. — Kennedy Gordon, a negro who, It is alleged, on Monday attempted to assault the daughter of David Cowart, near Portal, Is believed to have been lynched here. Gordon was arrested Tuesday in North Carolina and was given a "chance for his life." The negro made an effort to escape when two loads of buckshot were fired at him. Some of the shot went into his back, passed through hie body and stopped under the skull. He was left, supposed to be dying. Thursday he appeared at Rocky Ford and was placed under arrest. At night a crowd of people took charge of Gor don and took him out of town. After crossing the river there were a num ber of shots. Not one of the posse re turned, but the report is that the ne gro is "lost." AMERICAN ROBBERS. Four of Them Are Captured by a German Outpost. Berlin, April 14.—According to a dis patch from Pekin to the- Kölnische Zeitung, a robber band of four Ameri cans and four Chinese was recently captured by a German outpost at Tung Ki Fiu, west of Tien-tsin. It is assert ed in German military circles that the withdrawal of superfluous German troops in China would be effected at the end of May or early in June unless new complications arise. In high offi cial circles In Berlin the reports pub lished In the American press that the Washington government is opposing Germany's claims for Chinese Indemni ty, are described as erroneous. MURDERED WITH A CLUB. Wife of a Wealthy OLIn Citizen Found Dying in Her Home. Mason, Ohio, April 14. — Mrs. John A. McClung, wife of the wealthiest citizen here, was found murdered, her head having been crushed with a club. Her husband left the house at 5 o'clock, only a few minutes before the neighbors heard his wife's moans. The McClungs were very eccentric. They occupied a large dwelling which has been kept closed for years. UIRI.'S ESCAPADE. She Dona Boy'» Clothing and Hires Out as a Sheep Herder. Yankton, S. D„ April 16.—Edith Kel loge, the fourteen-year-old daughter of Charles Kelloge. who lives south ot Pukwana, left her home last Friday and made her way to that place. She wore a boy's coatiand cap and carried a bundle containing a shirt and pair of trousers. On arriving there she went to a barber shop and had her hair cut short. From there she wandered out south of town and changed her clothes, putting on boy's apparel. Proceeding on her journey, she arrived at Fred ICenna's house, where she hired out as a boy to herd sheep this summer. Mr. Kelloge came into town Monday afternoon looking for his daughter, and although he made diligent search he could find no trace of her. He started home and on his way stopped at Mr. Kenna's place and there found his daughter. Mr. Kelloge says the girl's mind .must be affected, as she had never attempted to leave home before. The Kelloge family have sold their farm and are about ready to leave for Canada. MONTANA'S CAPITOL. Slate Commission May Have to Com plete the Building. Helena, Mont., April 16.— P. J. Dono hoe, a Butte architect who was en gage(J by Gov. Toole to investigate the work done upon the capitol building In Helena, yesterday filed a sensational report, in which he says that the state building commission will undoubtedly be compelled to complete the structure. He says that the specifications in many important particulars have not been followed, and although there re mains to be finished 40 per cent of the work, the Montana Building company, which has the contract for the build ing. has been allowed and received all but $70,427 of the original contract price of $289,891. Architect Donohoe advises a "complete and untrammeled investigation at an early date." Gov. Toole and Secretary of State Hays and the state -architect are now in the East examining the furnishings of public buildings, with a view of letting the contract for furnishing '.he new state house. Held In Iowa. Sioux Falls, S. D„ April 16. — Con trary to expectations Quincy H. Ed wards, son of the postmistress at Nemo, S. D., who was recently indicted by the federal grand jury on the charge of issuing fraudulent money orders and forging the name of his mother to the letters of advice, will not be tried during the present term of United States court here. Edwards is in the custody of the United States authorities in Iowa, and Judge Shiras of the federal court of that state has refused to grant an order for the transfer of the prisoner to Sioux Falls. For River on n 11» m page. Kaukauna, Wis., April 16.—Fox river is higher than ever. Word was re ceived here from Capt. Mann of the United Slates engineer department at Oshkosh last night that another sec tion of the sluice would be opened on the Menasha dam. Preparations were made to receive the water. The long trestle bridge of the Northwestern Railroad company was weighted down with a train load of pulp wood and all mills situated on the government ca nal has watchmen protecting the banks. Serious damage was averted by the precautions taken. To Prevent Floods. Fargo, N. D„ April 16.—The Midland Canal company, which was organized some time ago under the laws of New Jersey, will hold an adjourned regular meeting in Fargo April 20. Mayor Johnson of Fargo is president and Dr. Kelsy of White Rock, S. D., is secre tary. A number of prominent Minne sotans and Dakotans are interested in the company, which was gotten up for the purpose of having the Red River ■ valley drained and the waters at its source controlled to prevent the dam- I aging floods that occur from year to year. Many Applicant*. Luverne, Minn., April 16.—Prof. C. E. Young of Henderson, Minn., has been elected superintendent of the Luverne public schools to succeed Prof. F. E. Dean, resigned. There were thirty five applications by letter and in per son, some coming from as far west as Utah and east as far as Pennsylvania. The salary is $1.200 per year. Prof. Young did not apply in person, but sent the strongest array of recom mendations ever presented to this school board. He is a graduate of the state university. Arrested on Suspicion. La Crosse. Wis.. April 16.—Detectives Lyman and Cody arrested three men in La Crescent, Minn., whom the local police suspect of being professional clothing thieves and all-around crooks, and who are probably wanted by au thorities in several places. They are Charles Johnson. Dave Bachous and Ed Powers, and when arrested were load ed down with a variety of clothing of fine grade which they had been trying to sell at ridiculously low prices. All the men were well dressed. Militia Company fot- Rcdlteld. Redfleld, S. D., April 16.—A militia company of seventy members has been organized here and the organization has been accepted by the adjutant general. The officers are H. E. John- . son, captain; G. P. Squire, first lieu tenant, and Clay Carpenter, second lieutenant. The organization will be | known as Company G. New School for Bulaton. Balaton. Minn.. April 16.—At a spe cial school meeting this city voted to bond the district for $10,000 to erect a six-room brick school building. It Is expected tô haie- th£ work completed by Sept. 1. ■ I EMPEROR'S RETURN I OREIGN MINISTEM* DEMAND HIS PRESENCE AT PEKIN. Chinese Envoya Are Notified That the Emperor Must Give an Imme diate Answer to the Request for His Retorts to Pekin — His Pres ence of the Highest Importance ns Connected NVttli the Integrity of the Empire — Every Courtesy W'tll Re Shown Him—Prince Tnnn Still at Large. Pekin, April 16.—The request for the return of Emperor Kwung Su to Pekin having been ignored, Li Hung Chang was yesterday told that the emperor must give an Immediate answer. The emperor was assured that every courtesy would be shown him. and it was pointed out that his return was of the highest importance as connected with the integrity of the empire. It was suggested that he bring with him 20,000 men with whicli to assist in re storing order in Manchuria. The Germans have chastized three villages near here where Capt. Bartsch was recently killed. They have also arrested three local officials. It is reported that the notorious Prince Tuan has not been banished to the frontier as agreed upon, but is still at large with Gen. Tung Fu Hsiang and a Mongol prince, who is a relative of his, in the Province of Kansu. The court has not decided whether to Insist on the Punishment of these people or to give up opposition to them. The court appears to be con stantly wavering in its policy. Some days it seems to favor foreigners and reformers, and on others it resists them. There was an explosion yesterday at the German military post near the res idence of LI Hung Chang. Earl Li was greatly frightened. The explosion broke the glass in the windows of his rooms and some guests he was enter taining fled in terror. The conduct of the ministers of the powers over the negotiations with the Chinese plenipotentiaries causes much adverse comment among the military authorities. Their dilatory tactics have prevented what might have been accomplished two months ago. Even now the meetings of the ministers are postponed for the most trivial causes. CARNIVAL OF ( ItlllE. Reply of the Mali» in Sieily to a Threat of the Authorities. Rome, April 15.—At llie beginning of the year word was sent from Rome that the Mafia and other societies in Sicily must be stamped out at any cost, and the local authorities were threatened with degradation if they should any longer ignore their duty. The Mafia promptly took up the chal lenge, with the result lhat there has been a carnival of crime in the beauti ful island. Since the beginning of February no fewer than fourteen men have been murdered and each corpse has been found with a paper thrust be tween his teeth bearing the words. "Thus the Mafia punishes its traitor ous members." The victims were sus pected of having given information to the police. BRITISH VITAL STATISTICS. Nearly 40,000 Illegitimate Births Hecnrtiei! in One Year. London, April 16.—Some interesting points are found in the annual report, of the registrar general of births, deaths and marriages of the United Kingdom. In 1899 the marriages reached the highest number recorded since 1876, aggregating 262,334, or 16.5 per thousand. The births numbered 928,646, equal to 20.3 per thousand. There were 37,121 illegitimate children born; the deaths numbered 581,799, equal to 18.3 per thousand, and there were 2,844 suicides. This is the first year on record that not a single death from hydrophobia has been reported. RUMORS ABOUT Kill GEIL One Report Says Tliut lie NY.-ta Stabbed. London, April 16.—There have been unconfirmed rumors in circulation for the past few days that an attempt was made to assassinate Mr. Kruger. One story is that the man who intended to kill the former president of the South African republic was arrested before he could carry out his purpose. An other yarn, printed in Paris, is that the attempt to kill Mr. Kruger was actually made. The Paris Estaffette' says Mr. Kruger was stabbed and that his assailant has been arrested. The story Is discredited. BURNS HIM.SELF. Aged Insane Man Meet» a Horrible Death. Lincoln, 111., April 16.—Saturday af ternoon Carl Marsh, an old settler of Logan county about seventy years old, set fire to his home in Hartburg, a village near here and burned himself alive. He had some time ago suffered a stroke of paralysis and since has had fits of insanity. While the rest of the family was away from home he scat tered straw over the floors of the house and set fire to it, locking himself in. Find» Treasure nn Kaiser Wilhelm. Bremen, April 16.—It is officially re ported that the three gold bars stolen from the specie room of the North Ger man Lloyd line steamer Kaiser Wil helm der Grosse during that vessel's last trip from New York were discov ered by a steward during the cleaning of th® »bio <»«ar the second • ahln. RAW RECRUITS RUN AWAY. Over One Hundred and Fifty Desert Regiment at Leavenworth. Kan. V* venworth, Kan., April 16.—Over 150 newly enlisted soldiers of the Four teenth cavalry regiment, recruiting here, have deserted. The only reason assigned is they were disappointed, be lieving that since Aguinaldo has been captured the new regiment would not be sent to the Philippines on account of the possible termination of the war. The missing soldiers are nearly all young recruits and were all from com panies of the new regiment, which now numbers about 805 men. Friday was their first pay day and the deserters came to the city. A number purchased tickets to near-by cities and it was learned several passed through St. Joseph, Mo. A detachment of regulars has been sent out to bring them back. It. is said the officers will promise not to try the recruits for desertion if they return within ten days. The exact number of the men missing is not known, but it is known to be in the neighborhood of 160. Telegrams have been sent in every direction to locate the missing men. It is believed all of them will be found and returned to the post. CARRIE N ATION ARRESTED. - Killian» City Police Jug Her fop Ob structing the Street». Kansas City, April 16.—Mrs. Carrie Nation was arrested in this city last night on the charge of obstructing the street and hauled to the police station in a patrol wagon. She was released in a cash bond of $6 and will be tried in the police court this morning. Mrs. Nation lectured in Kansas City, Kan. Saturday night and came over to the Missouri side yesterday morning. She started on a tour of investigation among the down town saloons in the evening. A crowd of a thousand men and boys followed her, and ut. Twelfth and Walnut streets, where there are saloons on three corners, she was ar rested because the crowd following her blockaded the street. She roundly lec tured the saloon tnen whom she visited. KIDNAPPING PLOT. Son» of Wealthy Clevelander.» Ape 'Threatened. Cleveland, Ohio, April 16.—It has de veloped that a plot was recently on foot to kidnap the sons of two wealthy East End residents. Letters of a threatening nature have been received by the families of the boys, and every effort is being made to guard them from harm. Two of the boys, Cyrus and David Ford, are sons of H. Clark Ford, a lawyer and real estate man who lives at 2164 Euclid avenue, and the third boy is the ten-year-old son of B. F. Whiteman of No. 2473 Euclid avenue. Air. Whiteman is treasurer of the East End Banking and Trust com pany. Both families are wealthy, and it is thought that the boys were to lie held for ransom. Detectives are at work on the case. WHERE IS VIRGINIA LAKE? Feared That Alishni» Hiih Recurred to Sailing Steamer. St. John's, N. F„ April 16. — It is feared that mishap lias occurred (<> the sailing vessel Virginia Lake, which sailed five weeks ago and should have arrived before tliis. having secured a good number of seals. Only two al ternatives are tenable—either she is frozen up at some remote point on the northern coast, far from telegraphic communication, or else she has been driven ashore on some outlying island as the st -amer Hope was a fortnight ago, and is unable to wire details. The Virginia Lake has on board 270 men, largely from this place. W AS A BLOODY BATTLE. Two Killed und Four AVonnded at Boone'» Fork, liy.. Fight. Whitesburg, Ky., April 16.—Further particulars of the big battle between Sheriff John Wright and his posse and the outlaws headed by Creed Potter and John Reynolds at Boone's Fork i last Thursday, were received and an other fight is anticipated in a few days. In the encounter Thursday Willie Wright and Isaac Millard, members of the posse, were killed outright, and four others, two on each side, were wounded. Fa mon» llnndit Killed. Silver City, N. Mex., April 16.—Red Weaver, a well known border charac ter and a reputed member of the famous "Black Jack" gang of bandits, has been killed ut Alma, a mining camp seventy miles northeast of here. Weaver had threatened to kill Tod Holiman who had previously called him to account for certain remarks against a young woman's character. Later they met again and fired at each other simultaneously. Weaver fell dead with a bullet through his head, Holi man was exonerated. Killed by a Deputy Sheriff. Wallace, Idaho, April 16.—Jack Pow ell was shot and killed at Mullen Sat urday night by Deputy Sheriff Will iams. Three men fired from ambush at Deputy Sheriffs Rose and Williams about midnight, wounding Rose twice in the right arm and once in the right thigh. Deputy Williams fired six or seven shots iti the direction of the flashes and fatally wounded Jack Pow ell. Powell was seen running away after the shooting and his body was not found until yesterday morning. Bl«r Coni Combination. Springfield, Mass., April 16. — Lewis F. Newman of this city has successful ly engineered a big coal combination with a capital of $5.000,000. The com pany will control 30,000 acres of unde veloped coal land in southeastern Ohio, j George D. Duy, New York city, has filed an attachment of $150,000. against Mr. and Mrs. Lewis F. Newman in an action of contract to recover a claim for alleged services in connection with the coal combination. * i ' MONTANA NEWS STRI CK VEIN OF COAL. Melt Man Bare» far Water and En counter» Coal. John Stone, who hns been having a well bored at Belt, has encountered, at a depth of forty-six feet, a six-foot vein of coal. Samples of the coal hi ought to the surface are pronounced to be of most excellent quality for cok ing coal. There Is a wide difference of opinion among local experts as to whether it is a true vein. So far as is known, Mr. Stone has bored to a great er depth than has been reached by any one in the past, so thnt a vein of coal might have existed there without hav ing been discovered. By some It is be lieved the coal is merely a break front the vein thnt exists on either side or the valley, and that, in prehistoric times it fell down to the depth at which it was found. If it Is n true vein, it would lie. ut the point of dis covery, about 200 feel below the veins now being worked there, and about 500 feet below the top of the bench lands. Steps will probably be taken to dis cover whether or not n. better vein of coal lies under the one that Is now be ing worked there. Mr. Stone is holing on below the coal, and declares he would not be surprised if he discovered gold nuggets. CARRIES DEATH WITH IT. Strange Epidemie In tile Bitter Hont V alley. In a peculiar manner, two deaths have occurred recently among residents of the Bitter Hoot valley, that are causing questioning among physicians as to the cause of the annual epidemic in flu 1 small section on the west side of the valley, about Florence, resulting fatally to all attacked. The disease is called spotted fevet In appearance 1 it resembles measles, producing an exceedingly high fever as the disease develops, and causing un consciousness for some tlnn* before death, which occurs in great agony. The theory advanced, with considerable substantiation, is that some unknown mineral property over which water used for drinking purposes flows car ies some poisonous substance. So terribly fatal has the disease be conic during the past few years that a strong agitation Is being made In the locality where the epidemic, occurs for inspection by state chemists. WILL I8SI E SCHOOL BONDS. lulling» WHI 1 ne reu NC It» School Fn ellitlcN Eztcnslvely. By a vote of 328 to 94 the electors of the Billings school district authorized an issue of school bonds in the sum of $35,000. The proceeds of the sale of the bonds will be devoted to building pur poses, $5,000 for flu- completion of a new and commodious building on the North Side, begun last year, and $30, 000 for the erection of a building <>u the South Side. If is estimated thnt ltic, population of Billings lias increased 1,000 willdn the post year, and addi tional school facilities are a pressing necessity. The following directors were elected: F. S. Mills, T. A. Williams, Henry White. Montana llrlcfN. 101 Lt Collins, one of the women who lobbed Gus Johnson of Anneondu of $100, Mitered n plea of guilty in Judge Sullivan's court at Butte, and wav fined $75. The firm of Lewis Den &. Co., Chlnest. merchants, dealers in notions and nov elties, at Missoula, made an assign ment for the benefit of their creditors. The liabilities will likely bo fixed at $3,500, with assets of $3,000. Ernest Ottrey, a very popular young man, who has been employed the past, year at McKune's dining hall at Bill ings, is dead, after a week's illness, of pneumonia. The body was taken to Livingston, his former home, for in •erment. Patrolman M. D. Elderkln of But le brother of Aid. Elderkln, has been sus pended, pending an investigation of charges of conduct unbecoming an offi cer. Elderkln is charged with having threatened to kill Nick Nock, a Mon tana street saloonkeeper. Myrtle Brown, the dusky damsel who planted a bullet In the thigh of a wo man of her own color at Billings, was arraigned before Justice Fraser, on the charge of assault in the third degree. She entered it plea of not guilty, and was remanded to jail to await examin ation. Judge c. If. Loud adjourned court temporarily at Billings on Wednesday evening, and on Thursday went to Forsyth, where he opened the first ses sion of the district court held In the new county of Rosebud. The county was created by an act of the last legis lature, and was taken off the west half of Custer county . Sol R. Buckles, a well known travel ing salesman, lost his left arm at Butto while trying to catch a street car. The car had just started for the West Side from the corner of Granite and Main, going down Grand. Mr. Buckles was carrying an ulster, which dragged on the ground, and, while close to the car. the ulster caused him to trip, and he pluged forward beneath the car, the wheels passing over his left arm, al most severing it from the body. The attending physicians have decided to amputate the arm. Officers of Ravilll county arrested at Florence, Frank Blankenship, who is wanted at Hamilton, on a charge of passing two forged checks. The bogus paper passed aggregated $60. $35 of which was given to former bondsmen who went his bail when Blankenship skipped out while awaiting trial on a similar charge. Blankenship has a bad record as a forger. He was given a year's sentence In Helena iri 1899 for forgery, and has committed several similar offenses among friends near hi» home above Hamilton.