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Ordered to Make a Vigorous
Campaign Against the
Instructions Also Sent to General
Miller to Occupy Iloilo Without
Further Delay.
Special Dispatch to The Call.
t> NEW TORK, Feb. The Her- O
. © aid's Washington correspondent O
. ° O sends the following: Instructions ©
•' © were to-day sent to Major-Gen- Q
7 ;*0 eral Otis directing him to com- ©
O municate to the Insurgents the O
© information that the treaty of Q
' O Paris had been ratified by the O
. O Senate, and to continue his oper- O
. O ations against them so as to ©
O promptly crush their revolt ©
O against American sovereignty. ©
O The cruiser Boston, which left ©
. O Manila to-day for Iloilo. ostensi- O
O' bly to relieve the Baltimore, car- O
O lies with her instructions to Brig- O
© adier-General Miller to at once O
O occupy 110-ilo, with or without the O
O consent of the natives there. . O
In addition to such a vigorous policy
. against the insurgents, the President is
actuated by a desire to bring to an
end with all dispatch the rebellious
' .movement which Aguinaldo has inaug
* urated against this Government. This
■was determined upon, as stated in the
• Herald this morning, as a result of the
' conference at the White House last
night and a further conference at the
Executive Mansion which was partici
pated in by the President. Secretary
'• Alger and Secretary Long.
- At this conference instructions were
; prepared to Otis and Dewey along the
* lines indicated above. These officials
were directed to co-operate in the cam
' ' paign to be begun, and the President
• assures them of his confidence in their
ability and discretion. Appreciating
the impossibility of operating the cam
paign trom Washington, Otis has been
• notified that the President leaves in his
.7. hands the conduct of the war. but he
'•'.* is directed to act vigorously and to
bring Aguinaldo and his' followers to
".'subjection with all possible dispatch.
.-•It is the confident belief of the Presi
• 8? yvyvi
..** Because of its splendidly organized cable service The Call on last 3.
,2 Sunday morning was enabled to lay before its r:aders the most com- Si
". plete and accurate detailed story of the assault by Aguinaldo's men 88
*. upon the Americans at Manila. The Call was the only newspaper in 23
', the United States that had anything like a complete story of this big- Ti
:** gest news event of the day. Si
*». Yesterday morning The Call's story, giving this paper credit, was 52
"22 printed under a San Francisco date line by the Times-Herald, Trib- 22
', une and Record, all of Chicago, and all Associated Press papers. i Si
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tives were not lacking in courage, but
no courage COUld have withstood the
terrible rain of death that fell upon
the Filipinos as the gallant Americans
approached their positions.
When the enemy retreated, after a
stubborn resistance, it was in utter
rout, and the only desire seemed, to
have been to get out of the range of the
American guns as rapidly as possible.
A conservative estimate of the enemy's
losses places the number at 4000 killed
Company H. First California, who was killed at Manila while bravely fight
ing to maintain the honor of the flag which he went to the front to defend,
was a native of this city. He was a son of Mrs. Margaret Bryan of 2.".l!H''all
fornia street, and was 34 years of age and unmarried. When the President
issued his call for volunteers Bryan was among -the first to of
fer his services. He always said that he wanted to see active
service. Even In his recent /letters home, while he expressed
happiness that he was soon to return to San Francisco, he regretted that
he had not been in a fight, as he wanted to have the experience of being
under fire. Bryan was never engaged in business, having an income of his
own; he, however, looked after his mother's estate. Besides his mother he
leaves two brothers and a sister. The latter is a Mrs. Weed of this city.
One of his brothers is the proprietor of the Arlington Hotel at Suisun.
while the other, John J. Bryan, is a resident of San Francisco. IlpSiil
dent that as soon as Aguinaldo learns
of the ratification of the treaty he
will appreciate the futility of the con
flict with the United States and will be
willing to make terms of surrender. It
is assumed that Agoncilio, who is in
Montreal, has taken measures to inform
Aguinaldo of the action of the Senate,
but Otis will be ahead of him and will
send the information into the insurgent
lines without delay, but Secretary
Long, for the information of Dewey,
cabled to that official:
"Treaty ratified."
It is possible, of course, that Aguin
aldo may continue fighting, in which
event he will be shown no quarter, but
will be relentlessly pursued until he is
• forced to surrender. The President does
not propose to show any vacillation in
this matter. The policy to be put into
effect is the same as that adopted im
mediately upon the outbreak of the
war with Spain to concentrate every
effort to break down the power of the
enemy in the quickest possible time.
No apprehension is felt as to the re
sult of the attack on Iloilo. Miller has
at his disposal a force of about 3000
men. and he will be aided in his oper
ations against Iloilo by the cruisers
Baltimore and Boston and the gun
boats Petrel and Concord. There are
said to be about 10,000 natives defend
ing the town, but they are badly armed
and it is not believed that any great
difficulty will be experienced in driving
them out of town.
I was informed to-night that Otis
will continue his operations under the
terms of the President's proclamation
issued some weeks ago. Protection will
be afforded to all peaceful inhabitants
in the islands, and harsh means will be
adopted toward those breaking the
peace and defying the authority of the
United States. As to the future policy
of the administration in the ' Philippines
I understand that the President has de
termined to take no action until the
report of the Schurman commission is
and wounded. The killed far outnumber
the wounded, many of* the latter being
cared for by our army as prisoners of
It is incomprehensible to any intelli
gent observer here on the ground why
Aguinaldo could have been so stupid
as to expect to catch the Americans
napping. For some time past, as dis
patches to The Call have indicated, the
authorities have been expecting just
some such treacherous move as was
A picture of SANTA MESA, three miles east of Manila, near which the first Filipino attach was made on the American
lines. In the distance are seen trje San Juan Mountains, at the foot of wtycb is tl)e town of Sao Jesus del Monte, near
wh)ich are the water works and reservoir wrjich supply Manila with water.
made Saturday, and every precaution !
was taken to guard against the con
The plot of the natives was carried j
out with secrecy, but Otis had enough |
information of the plans to enable him
to block any move they might attempt '
against our forces. It was not known
from what direction the blow would
be dealt, and consequently .measures
were adopted to make secure each and !
every part of the American lines. These j
measures were carried out in such a j
quiet and unostentatious manner that i
Aguinaldo's spies, of - whom he had '
many within the American lines, were
completely deceived as to the real
strength of the American positions, and
reports to the chief led him to make
the most serious mistake of his life.
The enemy was totally unprepared i
for the vigorous punishment adminis
tered to them. The moral effect of the i
drubbing given to them will be great. i
The Filipinos apparently thought they j
could massacre the Americans in the ■
night attack as easily and frequently j
as they did the Spanish troops sent ,
against them. The difference resulted !
in thousands of them losing their lives ;
in a hopeless cause.
Aguinaldo, so far as can be learned,
! did not risk his precious skin with his
troops, and is still hale and willing to
make further trouble.
The first reports of the fighting were i
to the effect that few of the Americans j
had been killed, but when the official ;
report began to come in it was found
that over forty of our men had lost
their lives, while the wounded num
bered 150. These reports are not yet
complete. It is known, however, that
the Fourteenth (regular) Infantry, the
old command of Brigadier General J.
M. Anderson, from Vancouver Bar
racks, suffered the greatest losses. The
regiment was quartered at Malate, and
was under' command of Major Robe.
It was assigned the task of carrying !
the rebel position south of that suburb, i
and the fight was through a country
with a dense undergrowth that made
progress "slow at first.
The natives took refuge in huts and
until they were dislodged " and while
being driven back inflicted considera
ble damage on our men. The Four
teenth is armed with Krag-Jorgensen
rifles, and these weapons proved most
effective. For every life that -gallant
old regiment gave up it took a score in
revenge. y,'./-v\
The First "Washington Volunteers
and "Third Regular Artillery also saw
severe fighting and sustained material
losses. -y '->;, v i. .
The Utah Light Artillery, seasoned
by experience at Malate in August, and
the Sixth Regular Artillery did splen
didly effective work, and the latter
probably saved the First California
Regiment and the First Colorado from
being badly cut up. The guns of the
Utah Battery were posted east of the
city, and during the early hours of
Sunday poured a deadly fire into the
insurgent trenches.
The First California Regiment was
attacked by th* Filipinos, who were
concealed in huts beside the road along
which the Americans were advancing:.
To put an end to the" danger from this
quarter. Colonel Smith gave orders to
burn the village, which was soon done.
In the district between Tondo and
Malabon to the north of the city, great
slaughter was done by the gunboat
Callao, Lieutenant Benjamin Tappan
commanding, which Admiral Dewey
captured from the Spaniards. This lit
' tie vessel is certainly a terror. She
mounts more guns, proportionately,
than any other vessel in the American
navy, being full of one, two and three
pounders and machine guns. She dup
licated her performance of August 13.
when she covered General „ Merritt'
advance on Manila. Then she steamed
close to the breakers and moved along
the shore as the troops advanced/pour
ing a deadly fire into the Spaniards.
Yesterday she again ran close to the
beach, and, getting the range of the en
emy, began to spit fire from her bow
guns. Then, maneuvering, she brought
her starboard battery to bear, and the
rattle and din were terrific. Soon. she
came about and brought her port bat
tery into action, and these maneuvers
were repeated until she was ordered to
cease firing.
The Concord's' six-inch and the
Charleston's eight-inch guns did awful
execution. Brigadier-General Otis' bri- j
gade had driven a. large body of ; the j
enemy from their positions, and the |
Filipinos ran at top speed for ' the i
beach, a disorganized and panic-strick- I
en mob. When they reached the shore j
they were mot by the devastating fire :
of the warships, and were mowed down ;
score upon 'score, until the sands ap- j
peared to be completely drenched with
blood. The sight was simply sickening,
with the dead and dying torn to pieces
and terribly mangled and bleeding na
tives lying all about. On Sunday
afternoon the Charleston joined the
monitor Monadnock off Malate. which
was the scene of the heaviest fighting
with the Spaniards in August, and both
vessels delivered their shells with tell
ing effect. The enemy were retiring
: before the steady advance of the Four
teenth Infantry, and had comparatively
little shelter. They furnished excellent
targets for marksmanship .of s the
Yankee gunners, whose reputation suf
fered nothing from the engagement.
The Olympla. Admiral Dewey's flag
ship, took no part in the bombardment.
With the fine strategy, for which the
American naval commander is noted, he
placed the vessel in a position directly
I in front of the city, between the Spanish
gunboat General Alava and the German
; cruiser Irene and the troops ashore.
! The significance of this move will be
readily grasped. This was a fight be
tween the Americans and Filipinos, and
no outsiders could be permitted to en
ter the ring, so Admiral Dewey con
stituted himself a sort of referee to say
"hands off" if it became necessary.
The captured Spanish gunboat Lagu
na de Bay did good work for her new
owners. She is a light draught vessel
and has proved most serviceable on
more than one occasion since the Amer
icans have had her. Sunday she went
up the Pasig River and fairly riddled
the village of Santa Ana with gatling
guns, tearing the huts to pieces, kill
ing many rebels and driving others to
seek a new shelter. The . good result
of the firing was seen this morning,
when nearly all the native huts on' the
outskirts of the city, j that j were left
standing were flying white flags to
prevent attack by the Americans.
The Filipinos have not yet stopped
retreating. The Americans are still. in
pursuit of them, determined to give
them a lesson they will never, forget.
Our troops north of the city are now
nearly to Caloocan on the Daguayahan
railway. This place fairly bristles with
fortifications, and is the strongest po
sition of the rebels. To the south the
Americans are at Pasay, which is south
of Malate.
PEDRO J, PATERNO, President of the Filipino Congress,
Aguinaldo's disheartened soldiers
opened lire along the northern lines east
and west of Caloocan early this (Mon
day) mornirtg, but it was mostly at long
range and lacked the dignity of an at
tack. There was a spirited reply and
after a few sharp rallies the enemy fell
back and the firing died away.
The general line was not engaged,
and there were no serious casualties.
The burial of the dead Filipinos by
our soldiers began this morning. In
one place 180 bodies were found and in
another 60. Nearly every American
regiment engaged has reported the
finding of 50 or more of the enemy dead
along its front.
General Hughes' pr%vost brigade,
which is composed of the Minnesota
volunteers and men from the Twenty
third Infantry, are doing excellent
work in the city in keeping the natives
in subjection.
The First Tennessee Infantry has
been divided, one battalion reinforcing
General Anderson and two battalions
joining General McArthur's command.
The troops are now on the way to seize
the waterworks, which are situated five
miles north of the city.
The number of American troops en
gaged Sunday /was 13,000, while the
Filipinos' forces numbered 20,000.
The Americans while the fighting was
going on were disposed of in the fol
lowing manner from the bay on the
north around the city to the bay on the
south: .-.-'•
Twentieth Kansas Infantry, Third
Artillery, First Montana Infantry and
Tenth Pennsylvania Infantry, under
command of Brigadier General Harri
son Gray Otis; First South Dakota In
fantry, First Colorado Infantry and
First Nebraska Infantry, commanded
by Brigadier General Hale, both bri
gades being supported by batteries A
and B of Utah Light Artillery, under
command of General McArthur; First
California Infantry, First Idaho Infan
try, First Wyoming Infantry and First
Washington Infantry, under Brigadier
General King; Fourth Cavalry, Four
teenth Infantry and First North Da
kota Infantry, commanded by Brigadier
j General., Ovenshine, both brigades sup
ported by Sixth Artillery division, com
manded by General Anderson.
Many Questions Asked
by Aguinaldo's Agrent.
» ________
If He Attempts to Act as a Spy
the Filipino Will Be Ex
pelled From the
Special Dispatch to The Call.
O o
© NEW YORK, Feb. 6.— A ©
O Washington special to the Her- ©
© aid says: Agoncilio, thougn in ©
© Montreal, is still under surveil- O
O lance of the American secret ©
O agents. ■ Recognizing the dan- Q
© gerous character of the man, ©
© the authorities are determined ©
© to keep informed of his move- ©
O ments, and should there be any O
© ground for suspecting that he ©
© is acting '■ as a spy, steps will ©
© be taken to secure his expulsion Q
O fronn Canada, as was done in ©
O the case of Senores Dubose and ©
© Carranza, formerly of the Span- ©
© ish legation here. The remain- ©
© der of the Filipino Junta are still ©
9 in Washington and likely to re- ©
© main here for some days at ©
© least.- Three members of the O
O Junta have remained for rea- ©
O sons, and so far the authorities O
© have shown no disposition to ar- ©
© rest or molest them. ©
O - > : ©
'*-~y*v--' - y-'-y
MONTREAL, Feb. 6.— Agoncilio has
had an extremely busy day of it.
Newspapermen and people drawn by
curiosity have thronged his room all
day long, and the Filipino envoy has
been kept busy answering questions
ever since he finished his breakfast this
morning. The interviews in the even
ing papers amused him greatly.
"They have come here and asked me
all sorts of questions," he said to-night, j
"and then they have gone away and
printed what they liked, or what they I
thoughts I said." .'■" '
Agoncilio was shown the Associated
Press dispatches concerning the ratifi
cation of the peace treaty. He read \
them with interest. The final vote in
terested him in particular.
"That is. not a very big majority, is
it?" he said. But when pressed to ex- |
press an opinion < n the Senate's action
he declined.
"I cannot say anything just now. I
am not yet aware of the circumstances.
I really cannot say anything about the
matter until I have had an opportunity
to fully. consider the situation. .Neither
can I say anything about my future !
movements. They are dependent en- !
tirely upon circumstances."
Then Agoncilio began asking ques
tions about the Canadian constitution.
He has asked a good many of a similar
nature to-day. He inquired of all his
visitors as to whether they prefer to
have Canada a colony or not.
• "You have not got freedom," he de
clared, "and* you don't want it. You
are not like us."
The Filipino representative appar
ently does not recognize the action of
the Senate to-day as a negative reply
to his , mission. He has not yet the
news h« nrnfessed to have come to Can-
Ada to get, but he hopes to have it
His Body When Recovered Showed
He Had Been Mutilated
7 ..'• '/■ by Filipinos.
MANILA, Feb. 7 — 10:30 a. Late
yesterday .General Hale's brigade ad 7;
vanced and took the waterworks. a£.
Singalon. " Four companies of the .Ne-*
J braska regiment and a part of the Utah
! battery with two field guns and two
| Hotchkiss guns met the enemy on the
hill, a half mile out, and a sharp en
i gagement took place i: which the Ne
! braskans lost one dead and three
-Dr. Young, formerly quartermaster
I sergeant in the Third Artillery, was
wounded, captured and brutally mur
dered, and his body, when recovered,
was found to have been horribly mu
The Filipinos were driven back, re
tiring in bad order, and carrying with
them the valves and heads of the
steam chest and the cylinder of the
pumping' machinery.
General Ovenshir.e's brigade ad
vanced and took Paranaque, capturing
two field guns. They met with no op
General McArthur's division advanced
beyond Singalon without loss, the ene
my retreating upon Caloocan.
§ Cupid is us-
ually pictured
as a frolick-
some, playful
little fellow, al-
ways smiling or
with just a trace
of malice in his
artist's ideal.
In reality, Cu-"
pid in these
days is a mat-
ter-of-fact little
chap. He is
beginning to
learn that life
is not all a
summer holi-
day. He is fast
learning that
sick men and
v unhealthy wom-
en have no right to tamper with "love or
matrimony. It is best for themselves and
best for the human race that they should
not. It is not a hard matter for men and
women to preserve their health if they
wish: It is far from impossible for them
to restore it after it has been lost. That
being the case, the modern Cupid is right
in looking with disfavor upon matrimonial I
matches between sick men and unhealthy
women. 111-health in a woman is generally
the result of some weakness or disorder of
the distinctly feminine organism that .is
slowly sapping her vitality. At first a
little pain and slight indispositions which
seem to her quite unimportant. They grow
steadily worse until she suffers all the time
from burning and dragging sensations, and
occasionally has to take to he** bed. Fin-
ally they completely unfit her for wifehood
and motherhood. Dr. Pierces Favorite
Prescription is an unfailing remedy for ail-
ments of this kind. It acts directly on the
delicate and important organs concerned
in maternity and makes them well and
strong. It transforms weak, sickly, nerv-
ous invalids into healthy, happy wives and
mothers. Medicine dealers sell it. No hon-
est druggist will recommend a substitute.
Since I. wrote you we have had a baby girl
born to us," writes W. R. Malcolm, of Knbebel.
Clay Co., Ark. "Mv wile took Dr. Pierces Fa-
vorite Prescription during the expectant period
and until confinement, and she had no trouble
to mention. A stouter, healthier child was never
born. Our child will be one year of age on the
Bth inst., and she has not been sick a day. Has
not had so much as the colic."
Use I^%, Use ..
Woodbury's ***% Woodbury's
Facial Soap, '^y Facial Cream.
Strictly antiseptic and purifying. Unequalled
tor both bath and nursery. Makes the skin
sort, smooth and white. Send . 10 cents for
Boftuty Book, aad receive samples of each,
free. JOHN H. WOODBURY. -6 W. 23d it.,
New York, and 163 State at.. Chicago.

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