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THE KANSAS. CITY .JOURNAL,. MONDAY.-FEBRUARY 6,-1899.
xtcnt Cthi Philippine Islands. Without the recent of-erras or ammunition from the outside he insurgents will be badly handi capped. The'TJnIted-StateirbyVefuslhg to reeogiiisi'-Aeoncillo in any tray is Jn a strong psltion diplomatically, and no doubt Is expresed as to atJ-European nations malntalnng a most correct attitude and re fusing it any manner to acknowledge that AgntaalO and his iollowers have any' status warranting their recognition in any manner. . T SCINE OF THE FIGHTING. McBkM of Filipino JTta 1m Wash- ln-ton Describe, the Manila Battle Grosmd. ' v WASHINGTON'. Feb. 5. The members ot the Filiilno junta, who are ln--theclty were shwn the Associated Frees report from Madia to-night and readily gave de- -crTptiont the location of the places where the fightng occurred. Dr. Juan Luna, a member ft the Junta, said that the points named in the dispatch He to the north.and east of Manila, and that the insurgent army at ihat place is small; a much larger force, he says. Is encamped to thefouthof the city. In the direction of ilalata. The American outposts are the ones for-, merly ocupled by the Spaniards on the outskirts of the city, while those held by i the insurgents are about a mile away, to '.the north'and east. The distance between Coloacan itnd Foco, the extreme points of the fightiig. is six miles. Coloacan is the most nSrtierly of the insurgents' outposts. This Is the town spoken of In the Manila dispatch as having been bombarded by the Charleston and Concord. .Dr. Luna claimed that it wks Impossible-for the American shells to lave done any damage there, as, the place Is -protected from the bay by a range of tills; furthermore, the American chips, he (aid, could not take up a posi tion close (to the shore owing to shallow water in feat vicinity, Ballk-Balk, where the insurgents had -two field piecesj lies to the east of Coloacan'Snd much nearer to the American lines, being' close to Pttndaan and Foco, These iwo email towns are a .very short distance from Tondo, the, American outpost, and almost' directly west of Santa Mesa. They 'are on a road running westward frora.ManlJa. The positions which the Americans held ' at the 'beginning of the fight. Dr. Lima claims, were formerly occupied by the Ftt iplnos. At-the siege of Manila, he says, the natires'drove the'Spanlards from these positions and took possession of them, but finally gave tbem up at the request of . ' General Oils, falling hack, about A mile, . where they established new1 defenses". Some ; of these were captured by the Americans Sesterday. . Adjutant General Corbln, after reading ' the Associated Press dispatches from Ma nila, expressed the opinion that practically all of the troops now there were engaged in Saturdays conflict. From a general knowledge of the location of the American troops andWith the aid of amlllCary map, he believed1 the men were stretched "ou in ' u line tht extended probably fourteen miles to the north, east and south of the city. Confronting them were the insurgent putposts .and s.trpngfolds.-ThesmifiCary JPratleoiiirfn! study o.fthft,battla-w'ielflVt;i press - dispatches, only four or Ave of the points Jmenloned r being . indicated. Catooocan, , where much of the. fighting" occurred," is t about five? miles BOrthj0f;:Manila and a short distance Inland, apparently some thingmore taitf a-mflc7daIab"ona is about -two miles to the northwest of Calvoocaa and on the water front. It wasfrom this place that the cruiser Charlestonmd the gunboat Concord opened fire on the Fili pinos at Calvoocan! Paco, one of the vil lages where the California and Washington regiments made a splendid showing, is p, suburb a mile from Manila. It appears to be a well laldout town, with -streets after the American fashion and is to the south east of the city of Manila Just near the Faslg river. Malate, .from which the mon itor Monadnock opened fire. Is 'about -two illes south of the capital city, along the 'coast of'ttie bay of Manila. IS HEADED FOR CANADA." JABjoacllIo Suddenly Decides. That United States Is a Goad Coun try to Leave. NEW. YORK, Feb. 5.A dispatch to the ttlerald from Albany, N. Y., says AgoncHlo, representative of the Filipino luntajn, this country, passed through that city to-night. "en route for Canada. According to information received by the correspondent of the Herald, the United States government has no Intention of ar resting AgoncHlo and will allow him to -proceed across the Canadian'llnet h AgoncHlo says that he has been unable to communicate with Aguinaldo, owing to bt strict censorship exercised by the United States authorities and thinks that Jt Is his duty under the circumstances to llace himself beyond its Jurisdiction so that he will be able to communicate with bis home people. He says he knows noth ing ,of a battle having occured, and -thinks It possible that no such event has taken iplace, although he adds that it Is possible that something of the klnd'has occured. He condemns the action of the Unjted States uovernment in refusing him permission to communicate with his home .government, Jlo says he is not going to Canada, for the purpose of avoiding arrest. Jie seemed, according to the correspond ent of the Herald, to be nervous, and enxious to place himself bejopd the con- m Scca of this country as soon as possible. A dispatch to the- Herald from Troy, X. 1'.. says: .. in an lnterwew here 'to-night. Felipe-J Agonciuo. who is on the 'Way'to-Canada, eald, concerning the fighting .atManlIa: gTThere may have been am exchange of A SECOND DISH. Proved Too Much for Actaal Need and Shon-ed the Vain at Coa deased Food. r "When the new food was first placed in my store I took a package home to try. The name, "Grape-Nuts' had attracted my attention and. the statement that it was partly composed of grape-sugar excited my interest, as we all know that grape-sugar, made by certain methods of treating the cereals, is one of the most nourishing and j uigwuDiB, arucics mat can oe eaten. ! i- rawer tipreraa 10 uae uie load put was eoi upccicu uim ine-ciuiaren would take eo kindly to It. Each, one of the little folks, however, passed up the saucer for a second supply and so did I. "It is a delicious novelty and very grate ful to the -palate. I found, about midway In my second dish, that I had sufficient for a. meal and realised for the first time that 2 was eating a condensed' food that supplies one's wants with a few spoonsful r and does not require anything like the volume to furnish the amount of food required, as when any of the ordinary forms, of cereals are served. Grape-Nuts are an elegant food and the Postum Cereal Co.. Lim.. re to be congratulated upon .the discovv ery,. eaio,. v uoraijn, me wen Known fcney grocer o Grand-Rapids. shots byaecidentv- I did not-advise such -a thing. I came on a mission of peace.'' I came to offer the United States every pos-i slble commercial advantage. We want to be friendly with the United States. We are willing to pay the $20,000,000 to Spain and also Day all the expenses of Dewey's fleet at Manila. All we want is to be independ ent and to have the friendship of the Unit ed States. We are not paupers. We are a people and we love our freedom." "Are you willing to accept anything short of Independence?" "I will not say. They want to be free and independent, the same as this coun try." "What wm they do if the treaty Is rati fied and the United' States assumes sov ereignty?" "I do not know. Jf the Americans at tempt to conquer the Philippines it will take them at least ten years, and even then it would not be conquered in heart. ' They will never be conquered. They will be con stantly rising to gain their independence. "It is too bad," concluded the Filipino. "I came to your country to offer you the friendship of my people to give you our trade and pay you all the expenses of ob taining our freedom for us- from Spain. In return you refuse to even listen to ,me. If you had been only willing to listen to what' I had to offer all of this trouble could and would have been avoided. It Is not of the seeking of my people. I am 6orry." AgoncHlo repeated that he. would return to the United States as soon as- he learned the reliable news about the events of Satur day In the Philippines. The impression that his manner gave was that he is a very badly frightened en- voy. TROY, N. Y., Feb. 5. Word was- re ceived in tins city at 10 o'clock- to-night that Agoncillo would reach here on his way to Montreal at 11:10 ofclock. The train arrived on time and with the train was a party of newspaper men. When the cars pulled Into the Union station here, word was given out that Agoncillo was in one of the sleepers, and that he could not be disturbed. He had retired at Poughkeepsle. The train left Troy at 11:30 o'clock for Montreal and is due at that point at 7 o'clock to-morrow morning. It was stated here in an unofficial way -that Agoncillo would be arrested at Rouses Point, but It could not he learned that any arrangements bad been made to this effect. WASHINGTON. Feb. 5.rThere is , con-, elderable mystery regarding the where abouts of Agoncillo. the American- repre sentative of the Filipinos. He is credited Ly his fellow members of the junta with being in Baltimore, making a social call, accompanied by Captain Morti Burgos, an officer in the Filipino army. Dr. Luna and other members of the Junta Insist that he will return to-night or to-morrow morn ing. They laughed at a report which had spread during the day that he had run away. On the other hand, it Is known that the secret" service officials have Agoncillo un der surveillance, wherever he may be. A story which seems to come from a quarter that should be credited states1 that Agon cillo left at 11:50 o'clock last night for New York. The other members of the junta, Slxto Lopez, the secretary; Juan Luna and Jose Losada. are in the- city. They evinced great Interest in the news of the fighting arouno, juanua ana -claimed that the re ports from there showed that the outbreak was precipitated by the Americans. Sec retary Lopez said he had no reason to an ticipate an attack at this time by the Fili pinos. Dr. Luna called attention 'to the fact that the first shot had been fired by an American sentry; also that the great body of the Philippine army and their strongest entrenchments are on the south side of the Pasig river, whereas the fight ing all occurred on the north side. He said that If the Philippine army had opened the engagement they would have charged the entire line of American entrenchments in stead of devoting their attention to only three of them. DIPLOMATS' VIEW OF IT. General Opinion Is That Americans Are Now Justlfled in Taking Strong; Measures. WASHINGTON, Feb. 5. At the various foreign: embassies 'and legations the news of an outbreak at Manila aroused the keenest interest and it was discussed in all its International bearings. At the British, French and other embassies, most directly interested, no official word had been received, and the prss advices were being relied on for Information. These were sufficient tp satisfy diplomatic offi cials that a very grave situation was pre sented. In the main, however, the for eign opinion was optimistic as to the abil ity of the United States to cope successful ly with this insurrection, although one eminent diplomatic official regarded it as foreshadowing a series of colonial ' con flicts. As to its international bearing, a leading member of the diplomatic corps said the outbreak made two things quite clear, namely, that no foreign power could or would intervene pr exert any Influence in the Philippines, and second, that foreign governments: would now recognize, in this overt act of the Filipinos, that the United States was justified In using strong repres sive measures. So long as the Filipinos remained in a passive attitude of resistence. It was pointed out, there might be some Justification for foreign sympathy with them. But If this advanced to an aggres sive attitude, and the killing of American soldiers, this official expressed the belief that foreign governments would take the iew always taken under such, circum stances, that an onslaught leading to the killing of the citizens or soldiers of a country called for the most summary re dress. The idea that the Filipinos could hope for recognition from any foreign ower was dismissed. It is said that the present force of foreign warships at or near Manila are two British, one German and one French. These could be quickly augmented, however, from the large squadrons which the several powers maintain in Asiatic waters, but the officials here do not apprehend there will be,.any occasion -for extending protection to foreign residents, the only use to which these ves sels could be put. Such protection,, it Is said, would be given only as a last resort, as it might be construed by this country as an assertion of its inability to maintain order and protect persons and property. The dispatch from Madrid stating that the Spanish government, acting through the French embassy here, had asked for compensation for the failure of this gov ernment to secure' the release of Spanish prisoners. It not borne .out by anything re-, celved at the state department up-to the 'present time; M;, Thlebaut, the French charge, d'affaires, is just recovering from, a serious' Illness and he has had no recent "dealings with, thf? state department .relative, to the -Spanish -prisoners. Prior to'-hls ill ness he submitted a number of requests in behalf of the Spanish government. These, in the main, asked for the release of the prisoners and. pointed out the .extreme cruelty, resulting in some cases in death, with which the Tagals treated the prison ers. The responses of this government have been that the statements of cruelty we.re beljeved to have been exaggerated ,as the reports from the American officers did not show any such condition of affairs. When the Madrid authorities pressed for. early release of their people they were in formed. that the president was giving the subject earnest consideration and that he had cabled to General Otis for information. This is the status of .the negotiations up.to- t he. present time and there has been no suggestion that Madrid wanted compensa tion for the failure to deliver the Spanish prisoners. AS VIEWED IN LONDON. - British 'Papers Think; Manlla'.Aflalr Will Strengthen the Exbbh-- t s slon Sentiment. LONDtrrf, Feb. 6. The'Tlmes, comment ing editorially upon the dispatches frpm Manila, says: "The insurgent attack was apparently, premeditated, and, the presumption Is strong that Aguinaldo is responsible for the bloodshed. The really important point Is whether the attack is or is not the be ginning of an organized attempt tp fling off American rule. ."We imagine the news will strengthen the determination of America to take up the 'white man's burden.' " - The Daily Graphic says: "By this act of folly, the insurgents have not only courted defeat, but have regular-, ,ized the. position of the Americans in the archipelago and have probably obtained for President McKlnley a free hand in the expansion policy, which the senate has seemed reluctant to give him." The Dally Chronicle says: "The Filipinos have helped to assure the ratification of the peace treaty." The Standard says: "The paucity of news and the boldness of the rebels In their attack upon Manila are ominous, and It .is not unlikely that the Americans will have a series of toll some campaigns over the scattered isl ands." The Daily News says: "The fact that 'American blood has been shed will secure, we imagine,, the tame-., dlate ratification ot the peace treaty. The Filipinos have shown their unfitness for self-government at the very outset by a rash' and untimely manifestation." IT SURPRISED MERRITT. Former military Commander in Phil ippines Did Not Expect an Attack. NEW YORK, Feb. 5.-Major General Wesley Merritt was Interviewed to-day re garding the attack by the Filipinos upon the American forces about Manila Saturday and Sunday. General Merritt spoke first of the condition of the troops when he left there in September last. He said he thought there was absolutely no cause for apprehension by the Americans, as he con sidered the American troops perfectly able to cope with, the enemy. , . i. "The insurgents," said General Merritt "have the habit of attacking their enemies at pight. It was so when I was there. You will see they will try it again to-night. I think there is no use in temporizing with them. The Filipinos are apt to imagine that a temporizing policy Jndlcatesfearv 7, , , "It is a strange, fact that pll our fight ing is done oh Sunday, even in the far East This seems to be our fate. - "I think that they could not do mucb.by attacking our troops on the north. On the south they might attack with more suc cess. The southeast of the bay is under the guns of the navy." He was asked how large he thought the Filipino army is. and he estimated when he was there that they had from 12,000 to 15,000 men. 'He arrived at this estimate, he explained, by counting the rifles. The In surgents, he said, fight in a rather peculiar way. A man, for example, stays ln a trench for forty-eight hours and 'then is relieved by another man, who uses the same gun. "It is therefore quite probable that the Filipinos are .much greater., in number than the rifles, which he counted. "I have no doubt," he conltnued, "that" since I left there much ammunition has been smuggled to them by the Spaniards from Hong Kong. They have about 2,000 pieces from the Spanish deserters, "I know. Probably they are now well supplied with guns. ' " ' " "My estimate has been and is now that 25.000 to 30.000 men can cope with the Fili pinos. Two-thirds of this number might be natives. The experience of the English with their colonies shows us that good sol diers can be made of the colonists by man ning them with efficient officcrl." " The -general was asked if he had any reason to fear at the time he was in Ma nila that the Filipinos would attack Ma nila. He replied: "No, I never thought they would attacK us. I think theytiave been led 'to this by events that have "taken place 'slace." ' He said he'dld not wish to-be understood as criticising the present military surveil lance of the Philippines, but it -was his opinion, that the holding in abeyance of the treaty of peace may have Influenced the insurgents to make this attack. General Merritt spoke of the excellent troops that are In Manila and its suburbs. He referred particularly to the First Min nesota, commanded by General Reeve, and the Colorado regiment, commanded by General Hale, a 'graduate of West Point, and who has a superb staff of officers, and also of the California regiment, which; 'he said. Is made up of magnificent men. General Merritt said that when he was in Manila he was of the opinion that he could have "cleaned out" tho insurgents in half 'a lay if he had orders to force the .fighting, lie spoke of the preparatidns which Admiral Dewey had made during his stay there for a possible attack upon the army and added that Admiral Dewey always kept two picket boats in readiness to aid the army. They never had been needed, however. He thought that one good lesspn would be sufficient General Merritt spoke of the swampy environment of Manila and the difficulty to be encountered by our troops. He said the roads are about thirty feet wide and are known .as causeways. On either side "axe rice fields. There are also bamboo hedges. - Brigadier General Francis V. Greene de clined to discuss the outbreak. NEWS AT THE WHITE HOUSE. All But One of the Cabinet Oflloer Called on the President Yesterday. WASHINGTON, Feb. C Official details of the Eltuatlon at .Manila were anxiously awaited at the White House throughout the day, but up to a lata hour this evening the- president's advices -consisted -only- of Admiral Dewey's message, a brief telegram from' Colonel Thompson, the signal officer at Manila, and a short but reassuring dis patch from General Otis. Secretary Alger was the first to call,,. ar riving at the White House at 10:40. He re mained but .a. short time, however, and'al- mat simultaneously, with tita, H.nartiTPA -;'-. Z4 Secretary Long arrived, bearing Admiral ,Dewey's dispatch. Before JJecretpry Long aepartea.-e'the-tsecretary or- war- returned, to the White House and Adjutant General Corbin and Attorney General Griggs also arrived. Berore nightfall, all of the cabinet except PostimasteF'General Charles Emory Smith,-" who Is conflned'nt home with a cold, and liicIddlrig"Secfetary Bliss, who -came over 7fcom--New- Yorkv-had called separately, but at no- time- to-dayhas there been a formal gatherlng'of the cabinet. President andMrs-McKlnley. went for a 'short carriage drive a few minutes after 3 o'clock. Secretary of War Alger met him as he entered his carriage. -Secretary Al ger was.Jolned at the White 'House;by At torney General Griggs, who came- to en quire about he situation, and Secretary Al ger stated that the .American, troops on the scene were, adequate to cope, with the suuaton and that there need De no appre hension as to the ability of our forces to take care of themselves. "He said that undoubtedly everything pos- -slble had be'entdone to avoid 'the hostlll- ues.. as.ine instructions to uenerai uus had' been to Jtake every possible; measure to avoid any conflict with the Filipinos. To-night several members of the cabinet and other public 'men called "a the execu tive mansion, but the gathering was large ly of, a social character, many of them be ing accompanied by the ladles of their fam ilies. Among those present were Secretaries Hay. Alger. Bliss and Wilson; Senators "Hanna "and Fairbanks and Asslstanf 'Sec-1 retary of AVar Meiklejohn. MADRID HEARS THE NEWS; General Riok, Snanlsh Commander in the Philippines, Makes an Official Report. MADRID, ' Feb. 5. Intense excitement was causedhere by the receipt this even ing of the following official dispatch from General Rios, tho Spanish commander in the Philippines: "The" insurgents' have violently attacked and captured almost the whole of the ex terior American lines. The Americans offered a vigorous defense at the exterior barriers, using -their artillery as wellvas the squadron., "The warships , destroyed- and burned Caloacan, Paco, and several towns in the neighborhood. .Both sides suffered materi ally. Very sharp firing continues-. The Spanish troops have been confined to quarters, hut a sergeant has been wounded by a stray bullet. v RIOS." The popular sympathies here are on the side of Aguinaldo, but thinking people ure anxious-regarding the consequences of the fighting, especially, on account" of the Spanish prisoners still In the hands of the Insurgents. AGUINALDO TO BE CRUSHED. SB-MS- Orders to Be Sent to Otis To-day, to Do Business With the Fil ipino Chief. 'CHICAGO. Feb. G. A special to the Times-Herald from Washington says: "Instructions will beisent to Major Gen eral Otis to-morrow directing him to fol low up his victory over tho insurgents and to crush the power of Aguinaldo in the Philippines. c "This was'the(declsion reached at an. Im portant cabinet meeting held In the White House to-night, attended by tho president. Secretary Hay, Secretary Alger and Gen eral Griggs and Adjutant General Corbln. "It was further decided, now that Agui naldo has thrown down the gauntlet, that Hollo shall be 'taken and the islands'of the archipelago occupied as rapidly and to the extent that General Otis' forces will per mit.' y f6.t -i-ii ' NEBRASKAN FIRED FIRST SHOT. '' Lives ln'Madlspn t or Norfolk, and Joined the Regiment at San Francisco. LINQOLN, NEB., Feb. 'S.-Corporaf Gree ley, of- Nebraska, credited with firing the first shot at Manila,, was a recruit who Joined the First regiment at San Fran cisco several weeks after the muster-In and departure from Nebraska. His name does not appear on the roster, but his home is thought to be Madison pr Norfolk. The First Nebraska Is commanded by Colonel John M. Stozenbery, who is a first lieuten ant in the Sixth cavalry of the regular army. George F. Colton, of David City, Neb., is first lieutenant. , THETWENTIETH KANSAS. Parents and 'Friends of the Jayhairk- era at Manila Uneasy; Con . . cernlng Them. TOPEKA, Feb. 5.-(Speclal.) There Is much 'uneasiness felt here, to-night among the parents and friends of the volunteers in the Twentieth regiment at Manila. This regiment, twelve full companies, was mus tered in here in May. and left in June for San Francisco, where it remained, in camp until November, when it eailed-for Ma nila. The Twentieth. Kansas is made up of vol unteers 'from Eastern Kansas. The regi mental officers, the captains and places where the companies were recruited, fol low: Colonel. Fred Funston. Lieutenant colonel. E. C. Little. Majors. F. H. Whitman and W8.-Met-calf.' Adjutant. Charles B. Walker, Company A, Topeka, Captain Scott. Company B, Kansas City, Captain Buchan. Company C. Leavenworth, Captain Al bright Company D, Pittsburg, Captain Orwig. Company E. Leroy, Captain Christy. Company F. Fort Scott, Captain Martin. Company G, Independence. Captain El liott. Company H, Lawrence, Captain Clark. Company I, Paola, Captain Flanders. Company K, Osawatomle. Captain Bolt wood. Company L, Abilene. Captain Watson. Company M. Sallna. Captain Bishop. NEBRASKAJ)EATH , LIST. Eight Members of the First Regiment Said to Have- Been Killed at Manila. CHICAGO. Feb. 5. The Times-Herald's Lincoln, Neb., 'special gives thd following list of killed of the First Nebraska regi ment in the battle of Manila: ' John-Pierce, musician, David City, mer chant. Harry Hull, Company A, hotel clerk, Hastings. Davis.Laccer, Company I, lawyer, was a lieutenant In state militia. Sergeant Orrin T . Curtis, Ashland, f arm erj was at one time a member of the legisl ature. Charles Keck, Chadion, wealthy "stock man. A.-Bellinger, son of a prominent doctor- at Beatrice, and a young society man. Lewis Becler, Lincoln, clerk. Edward Eggers, Fremont, lawyer. The information regarding the regiment's Josses was received in Lincoln in private telegrams. The Idaho Bead. . BOISE, ID.. Feb. 6. The following Idaho men are reported killed in Manila: Major Edward McConville, -who was in command of the- Second battalion Idaho volunteers. Corporal FranX Caldwell, .Cpnansi.js, years old, born in Chicago, enlisted at Harrison. Id. " '. T j ' Private tieorge" Hall", Company B, aged 25. Sweet. Jd. Private Ernest Scott, Company B, aged 21. born at Ashland, Wis. Private James. Hensenf Company "H, 35 years old, born at .Overton, Tenn. COLONEL WC. SMITH. Tennessee Commander "Who Died of Apoplexy Was n Distinguish ed Ex-Confederate. NASHVILLE. TENK, Feb. J.-Colonel William C. Smith, commanding the First Tennessee volunteers, reported to have died yesterday from apoplexy at Manila, was a -native of Virginia and served with distinction In the Confederate army In a Virginia regiment. He was about GO jears of age, and leaves a wife and several children, who are now -nlth relatives In Virginia. Colonel Smith was an architect of note, and many 'important structures in inis city were constructed by him, includ ing the Parthenon, at the Centennial expo sition. He had always taken a lively in terest in the building up of the state guard. NO MINNES0TACASUALTIES. Thirteenth Regiment Believed to Havet Escaped Without Any Killed or Wonnded. .r MINNEAPOLIS, MINN..Feb. 5.-A cable gram received at midnight from Lieutenant Donaldson, of the Thirteenth Minnesota volunteers, says: "All well," which is construed to mean that no member of the Thirteenth Minneso ta regiment was killed or wounded In the engagement with the Insurgents. COL SEXT0NJSSUCCESS0R. Captain XV. C. Johnson, of Ohio, May' Be Elected National G. A. R. .Commander. CINCINNATI, O., Feb. 5.-Captaln W. C. Johnson, senior vice commander-in-chief of the G. A. R., is the head "of tha firm of Johnson Bros. Hardware Company, in'this city. Under the constitution he becomes tha acting commander-in-chief at once up on the death of his superior, and continues as the acting" commander-Iri-chlef until the vacancyls filled. The national council ot administration, consisting of forty-five members, one from each state-department, has 'full -power for filling all -vacancies. This body may elect Captain Johnson lor any other member of the order. While it is thought that. Captain Johnson will suc ceed Colonel Sexton, yet there is no cer tainty on that matter until the national council of administration meets. " Since the organization of the G. A. R. In 1S66, there have been twenty-seven commanders-in-chief. Eleven of.them are now dead, but Colonel Sexton Is the first that died in office and his death brings about a condition for which there is no precedent. Logan was commander-in-chief for three successive terms, Burnslde. Devens, Hart ranft and Robinson for two years each and since 1S78 no one has had a second term. If Captain Johnson succeeds to the ofiice. it would remove the headquarters from Chicago to Cincinnati and that may have some Influence in the selection of a successor. It Is also stated that great prep arations are being made at Philadelphia for the national encampment there next September and that the department of Pennsylvania may want a voice In the selection of Sexton's successor Captain Johnson served through most of tno,c!v" waI" as a private, never attaining a higher rank, except by brevet, than that of lieutenant. He has a very fine heroic record as a soldier and Is a very successful business man. The Ohio department will urge upon the national council pf admin istration his election as commander-in- chief. Captain Johnson realizes his re sponsibility as acting commander-in-chief until the council of administration fills th .vacancy and he will not express himself us io me xuture. SPniLED-BEEF FOUND. Handreda of Cases Said to Be Among; the Relief. Supplies Sent . i to Cnba. HAVANAi"Febt.-' ! 5. Insp'eotor General -Breckinridge has discovered "among 'the army rations issued to, the destitute in Havana- hundreds of cases of spoiled beef, and it-Is believed there are others Just how many only the Inspection can deter mine. The marks on the cases show "Chi cago, July, 1898." They were bought by Captain Oskalooss M. Smith, of the sub sistence department, of Armour and Libby, McNeil & Libby, and were sent to Porto Rico. In due time they were landed at Begla, a suburb of Havana, and last week they were Issued to Captain Noel Gaines, who is in charge of the relief work here. Yesterday some of -the cane were given to the destitute, who refused to use the con tents. Several cases were- then broken open and to-night the air at La Punta park, one of the distributing stations, leaves no doubt as to the-presence of the offensive supplies,;,, . Lieutenant Colonel Smith Milnf nf -nn I mlssary In .Cuba, has, written to General nrecKinnuge to inquire wny ne is here, "Interfering with the commissary busi ness." General Breckinridge has ignored the letter, but has written to General Brooke that he is in Havana under in structions from' the war department. H0LOCAUSTJN HUNGARY. Soores 'Burned, Trodden or Frosen to ' Death During; the Burning; of a Village. LONDON, Feb. 6. The Daily Telegraph publishes the following dispatch from Vienna: ''Terrible scenes were witnessed in the conflagration last Tuesday night which de stroyed the whole village of "Nagyprobroez. In the Liptau district of Hungary. Twenty men, iitterally In flames, ran about the oucvia uiiiu uuey uruppeu insensioie. Aiany were trodden down by maddened animals. Others were frozen to death In the open fields.- Twenty charred oodles have been recovered, and ninety of the survivors are suffering from dreadful burns, several be ing blinded. The flames destroyed 600 head of cattle." . BAD NORTHER IN TEXAS.. Lone Star State, la Beta Visited by the Worst Weather ot the Season. AUSTIN, TEX., Feb. 5.-Central and Western Texas Is to-day being visited by the coldest weather of the season. T,he blizzard Is a wet norther, with, the temper ature so low that., the. rain freezes as it falls, covering everything with ice. Re ports from the West are to the effect that big herds ot cattle on the ranges have all scattered to get in among the foothills for protection and it is feared that many of the herds will turn up with many losses, as the weather is tho severest ot the sea son. Plans of the Pretender. LONDON, Feb., C The Paris correspond ent of the Dally Graphic telegraphs the substance'ot an Interview he has bad with the agent of Don Carlos In France, who declared there was no longer any .doubt that the pretender -would take the field as soon as the peace treaty was ratified. The organization of tho rising has bein intrusted to Marquis de Carralbo. Kansas Girl Kills Herself. PITTSBURG. KAS.. Feb. 5.-(SpeciaD Miss Mattle Stone, aged 20 years, living with her mother, who la a widow, about four miles northwest of this city, shot and killed herself this morning about 5 o'clock with a -.-caliber revolver. The ball entered at the right temple and her face was badly powder burned. No cause -is assigned. Tornado In Georgia. ' CARTERSVILLE. GA., Feb. I. The town of Stilesboro, nine miles from here, was nearly wiped off the earth' to-day by a tor nado. No lives were lost, but several peo ,ple were injured. The Methodist church, a new structure, was completely demolished, and about a dozen families made homeless. Cat in Two by an Engine. ST. JOSEPH, MO... .Feb. 5.-(Speelal.) Bert Dibble, aged i jears, working as a switchman in the Kansas City. St. Jo seph & Council Bluffs railroad yards, was run over by a switch engine last night and cut In two. He leaves a wife and two children. Mrs. Cbas. Smith, of Jlnes, O., writes I have used every remedy for sick head ache I could hear of for the past fifteen .- K... rn-i.'a TJtl -"T.Im- Tlll Airl 3iin mors good than all tn rest." KEiTrts: We open all Departments Monday, February 6th. "With extremely LOW PRICES on Sideboards, Extension Tables, Diiiing Chairs, Rockers, BraBS and Iron Beds, Mat tresses, Springs, etc. SPECIAL reductions on Sideboards. One Antique Oak Sideboard, $165.00; was $250.00. One Mahogany Sideboard, $145.00; was $225.00. All Furniture on sale at 415 and 417 Delaware street. . Good assortments of all grades of Carpets, Mattings, Linoleums' and Oil Cloths. Special values in Oriental Rugs of all sizes on sale at 1221 and 1223 Main Btreet High Class Portiere and Curtain Hangings. Furniture Coverings of all grades, marked to sell regardless of cost. Also Rope and Tapestry Portieres, Lace Curtains, etc., on sale at 1221 and 1223 Main street obertlteUh Furniture Sales, 415 md 417 Delaware Street. Carpet Sales, iaai and 1233 Main Street. Curtain Sales, laai aad 1223 Main Street. K..4444HM444frH04O oM X All These 1 And many more of the popular "bits" of the season in instrumental A and vocal music can be purchased here all the time at X 15c A Copy Your Own?" "Break the latest hit, "Mid the Green two-step, "Aileen, two-step; "At India," march by H. O. Wheeler. J. W. Jenkins' oai and 923 xxH:"X-XK::"Xx$x WERE OUT FOR VENGEANCE Sixty Members of a Sllnnesotm Hul ment Kept Angrusta, Ga., Ex cited Yesterday. AUGUSTA, GA., Feb. 6. This was a day of wild excitement and alarms In Aupista. The trouble all arose over the killing of Dennis O'Connell, of Company F, Fifteenth Minnesota, last night, by Brown Hadley, a. barkeeper. The difficulty began over pro fane language used In tho hearing; of'Had ley's wife, who was In a room adjoining the bar. Many of tha soldiers of the Fif teenth Minnesota, when they learned of the killing, swore vengeance. They believed that Hadley had been taken by the police, and it was from them that they would have him. Shortly after breakfast, the murznurings took the more definite form ot concerted action, and about 100 of the men made plans for the capture of the murderer. The enlisted men had no ball cartridges for their rifles, but, going to the regimental company- store, they took pick axes and broke open the ammunition cases and encn man took about fifty rounds of ammunition. The news soon reached the ears of Gen eral S. S. Sumner, the commander of tho First division of the Second army corps, and he ordered out the Third cavalry, the Tenth Ohio and the Thirty-fifth Michigan regiments. The men were deployed as skirmishers, and the woods in the vicinity of the camp were scoured most thoroughly. It was some time before any of the men who were breaking away could be found, but about 10:30 Troop A, under command of Lieutenant Hawkins found the entire lot, about sixty men, fully armed. vhen captured they were taken to the First division headquarters and put under guard. General Sumner Issued orders that all passes should be confiscated, and that no more be issued. The ringleaders were put in irons. The military authorities refuse to give the names of the men under arrest. Brown Hadley gave himself up to the authorities, some distance from, the city, where he had taken refuge. He was taken aboard the night train to Atlanta, where he will be confined in Fulton county Jail until his trial can be arranged for. Poor Chance for Poets. Andrew lnr. in Lontmin's Uaguint. A poet Is cross with me because I de cline firmly to read his manuscripts and advise him as to the desirableness of tak ing to verse with all his Young energy. Other poets may take a statistical view of their case. Let them consider the esti mated population of the globe. How many of them have Justified their conduct in being poets? At this hour is there one such being anywhere? Suppose, for the sake of argument, that there are six. How many millions to one is it against the suc cess of the neophyte? But. If versify ho must, let him send his work to all the editors. If they think his poems worth printing (and paying for), then let him make friends with certain young critics, who will blow his trumpet for him. But do not let him bother busy old men. who. by reason of their age, are no longer good I nave been a poet perhaps, as good as my eager correspondents. But never, never did I send manuscripts to total strangers and ask for an opinion. Nobody worth a guinea a page ever does this kind of thing-. No man can be. as I am dally Invited to be, the amateur literary adviser of the human race. Publishers and editors exist to sift the chaff from the grain of letters, and anyone can see that they are not too fastidious. If they won't. accent prose or verse, clearly the maker had better take to some other honest trade or profession. If nothing else will stop the poet, let him ask himself If be reads other contemporary rioets. Thev would form a ravins: public hv themselves If thev boueht each other's t works, but they know a great deal better than to waste-their money on such wreaJ n uuiu, ici( uv uic; AVC.V fcvr yia ,! I ineir proaucuons? Sandow and the Plamlst. There was a startling occurrence at the Empire theater, Liverpool, the other nltrht during- a nerformance riven bv Sandow. the stroner man. One of Sandow's feats. says the Westminster Gazette, consists In carrying a piano with a player attached on nis dsck on tne stage, ay some means he stumbled with his great load, and the piano fell crashing onto the stage. Harry L.ee. we ptayer, wno is got up to imuaie Paderewski. was thrown violently down, sustaining injury to his head and face. He was attended to by a doctor in the audience and will be affected for a few days. Sandow was unhurt. A Determined Bridal" Party. A determined bridal party at Strood, near Rochester. Ens., on reaching, the church, found that the building was on Ore. It waited around until the fire was put out and made the pastor perform the-cere mony la the rjjjny "At a Georgia Campmeeting-," "She Was Bred in Old Kentucky," "Oleander Blos soms Waltz," "That Kigger Treated Me All Bight," Brewster Waltzes. "Just One Girl," "Kansas City High School Cadets," "Because," "Helen March," "Susie tee," "Darktown Is Out To night," "She Is More to Be Pitied Than Censured," "Take Your Clothes and Go," "Get Your Money's Worth," "My Creole Sue," "Whistling Eufns," "Ob, Eben ezerl" "Why Don't Yon Get a Lady of News to Mother," Charles K. 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Three per cent paid on dally deposits. 4 per cent on ume deposits. 147S new depositors In '88. 115 depositors thus far In '99. new MISSOURI SAVINGS BANK, 7th and Delaware Sts. A DANGEROUS SKIFF. It Is Loaded With Mtro-Glycerlae and la Floating: Dona the Ohio River. WHEELING. W. VA.. Feb. 5.-Telegrams to-day from Mingo Junction, state that a skiff loaded with' nitro-glycerino had broken away from the Acme Torpedo Com pany's wharf arid was coming down the river with the ice. A close watch has been maintained here all day, but the skiff hast not been sighted. All boats are warned of the danger of contact with the skiff, which will be a menace to navigation un til It Is located. A Chair ot Brevrlaaj. It must surely be with a shiver, says the Westminster Gazette, that the alumni of the other universities will hear that there is a proposal to establish and endow at tha new Birmingham university- a chair ot brewing and malting! Birmingham has Burton-on-Trent within its sphere of Influ ence, and the idea ot a brewing chair has struck its citizens as so good that already 22.000 has been raised toward Its realiza tion. 1 Bradbury ! Pianos Please Everybody. A These fine Instruments, with their , f beautiful singing quality of tone. mostH i responsive action and artistically de-' X signed cases, combined with greatest durability, sold to you by the maker1 (us) for 110.00 per month, should easily convince you that it Is the piano for you to buy. A Lifetime's Satisfaction Guaranteed. t Come and see them. ?. 6. Smith, WESTERN WAREROOM8. lOOOWHLNUT STREET. jmw0w Mmg V ,il As s-insw-- & c- -