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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
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
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.
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
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
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-
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
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
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.
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
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."
Former military Commander in Phil
ippines Did Not Expect an
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
- Brigadier General Francis V. Greene de
clined to discuss the outbreak.
All But One of the Cabinet Oflloer
Called on the President
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.
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
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
y f6.t
-i-ii '
Lives ln'Madlspn t or Norfolk, and
Joined the Regiment at San
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.
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
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.
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,
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Captain XV. C. Johnson, of Ohio, May'
Be Elected National G. A. R.
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.
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.
Soores 'Burned, Trodden or Frosen to
' Death During; the Burning; of
a Village.
LONDON, Feb. 6. The Daily Telegraph
publishes the following dispatch from
''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."
Lone Star State, la Beta Visited by
the Worst Weather ot the
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
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."
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
Furniture Sales, 415 md 417 Delaware Street.
Carpet Sales, iaai and 1233 Main Street.
Curtain Sales, laai aad 1223 Main Street.
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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
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
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. Harris'
Fields of Virginia;" "Warwick Club,"
"My Friend From
Sons Music Co.,
Maia Street.
A great deal when that name stands
for years of Honest drug stlllng and
business Integrity- Wi don't claim
any credit for glTing people what
they want and selling only purest
drugs; It's simply good business,
and good business pays. At least v
naTe found It so. It's a good UUnc
to have absolute confidence la your
druggist sates lots of troublo and
worry. We try alwara to deserts
your confidence,
Walnut in Tilth. NutU Ctanerc BMf.
The Missouri Savings Bank,
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U and its years of uninterrupted
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your weekly or monthly surplus
earnings. This Institution has
never missed a dividend and com
mands the confidence of all banlc-
sTsTsTB era and business men. Three
per cent paid on dally deposits.
4 per cent on ume deposits.
new depositors In '88. 115
depositors thus far In '99.
7th and Delaware Sts.
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 !
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