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\CL. XXI.— NO. 236.
tI. ••!■•;« -.1 With HnviiiK Maltreated
SpanlMh OtHeialN in Glhara Bo
c-nu*** They Palled to Comply
With Ills Demand for Money
l.nrc!:i Reported to Have Given
l'l> MX Command.
HAVANA. Aug. 23. — The Spanish
Cruiser Infanta Isabel left Havana on
the lltth Inst. and arrived in the vicin
ity of GHbara on the 16th. Before en
tering the port she hois-ted a flag of
truce. The United States gunboat
Nashville, which was in port, inquired I
if she carried documents from the |
American shii>. The Isabel answered
In the negative and signaled that the
peace protocal had been signed. The
news was received aboard the Nash
ville enthusiastically, the crew cheer
ing Incessantly. The Infanta Isabel's
crew responded with vivas for the
klnir. When the Infanta Isabel enter
ed the port an American officer board
ed her and informed her commander
that the town was in the hands of Gen.
Calixto Garcia.
At B o'clock on the morning of the
17th inst. a number of Spanish and
American officers went ashore togeth
er. They were niet at the landing by
CoL A'fredo Arango, Gen. Garcia'3
representative, who with three men es
corted thorn to the Auroras when in
surgent escort remained, while the
American and Spanish officers proceed
ed to A#uas Claras to deliver docu
ments to Gen. Luque. At 3 a. m. on
Aug. 18 there arrived at Gibara from
Key West an American transport with
provisions for the Americans. Gen.
Luque upon al>andoning Gibara pro
ceeded with his troops by way of
Mayar to Holguin.
It is reported that Gen. Garcia, on
entering Gibara, assaulted the customs
collector, slapping his face and after
wards ordered a negro to beat him with
a machete. It is also said Gen. Garcia
demanded money from the Gibara mer
chants. The merchants refused to
comply with his demand, whereupon he
declared they should pay double the
amount of his first exaction. Gen. Gar
da also ordered the arrest of 1.400
Spaniards, who were r^o.used after the
arrival of th« Infanta IsaOel. The com
mander of the Nashville said that ho
had no troops to put ashore or he
would not allow the Inhabitants t> he
It is also said that Gen. Garola re
signed on the ISth and his command
was taken over by the leader Ferc-ra.
It was also said that Gen. Garcia was
about to leave Gubara. Nothing Is
known in official circles regarding the
report that Garcia had resigned and
that his resignation had been accepted
by the revolutionary government.
tlelleve They Will Be Fairly Treated
by the American*).
LONDON, Aug. 23.— The Associated
Press learns that the Philippine junta
Ir London received' a dispatch from
Manila yeeterday announcing that
matters there are rapidly quieting
down, and that the friction between
Agalnaldo and the Americans is disap
pearing. According to the Junta's ad
vices the insurgents for a time regard
ed Gen. Merritt and Gen. Anderson as
martinets, and feared they would adopt
harsh methods, like the Spaniards, to
ward the Philippines, but the insur
gents from the first have had the
greatest confidence in Admiral Dewey,
whom they regard as a sort of father,
and the most important American at
The jur-ta is satisfied that all friction
will soon disappear, and that there will
be no trouble from the insurgents if
the Americans decide to retain the
Philippinep. According to a wealthy
Filipino, now in London, the Filipinos
in Europe are all well to do people.
Hitherto they have held aloof from
the Insurgents, but they now realize
that their interests demand action,
ar.<! they are about to form a commit
tee to open negotiations with the junta
here. They are all in favor of having
the archipelago retained by the United
States. So strong is their conviction of
the desirability of this course that they
had contemplated approaching the
British foreign office to invite Great
Britain to intervene, and in any event
to prevent the islands again going into
the control of Spain. They decided,
however, to await American action.
I n •■ n i-t; «• a t s Are Orderly and Husi
ne.HM on the Booim.
MANILA, Philippine Islancte, Aug. 23.
— The rumors of trouble between the
natives and Americans are for the
most part unfounded. The fact is that
the insurgents have been unwilling to
disarm until they are assured of the
pcrmenance of American protection.
The distrust felt as to the Spanish
bank, which originated in rumors as
to an excessive note issue to the Span
ish authorities, led to a run on the in
stitution, but the British banking
I— Quieting Down at Manila.
Killed ana Wounded in Philiplnes.
Fighting for Staples' Money.
Soldiers Killed In Philippines.
Keeping Great Northern Shops.
2 — Banquet to Senator Jones.
Democrats Prepare to Organize.
Pain's Fireworks Take Two Square*.
Ramsey County Taxes.
3— Fifteenth Goes to Fort Snelling.
Twelfth Goes to Lexington, Ky.
With the Ohio Democrats.
International Commission's Work.
Comfortable for Lakevlew Boys.
4— Editorial.
American Bankers' Convention.
Knights of Pythias at Indianapolis.
B— Columbus Defeats St. Paul.
Detroit Beats Minneapolis.
Kansas City and Milwaukee Tied.
Martimas Wins the Futurltv.
Hoodlum Leads Akela Again.
o— Cash Wheat in Chicago. 6" I ,ic.
Bar Silver, 60^0.
7 — News of the Railroads.
Sydney Pratt a Hero.
Charles G. Hinds for Congress.
f— Sick Soldiers Coming Home.
Troubles oC Indian* and Cattleman.
houses came to its assistance and
averted a failure. Business is now
booming. The obstructions in the River
Pasig, whiah floats through the town,
have been removed, ami the water
works have resumed operations.
Ollleial l.ihi of the Dead and Wound
ed Soldier* In the Philippine*.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 23.— Adjt. Gen.
Corbin this afternoon received a dis
patch from Gen. Merritt giving the
list of killed and wounded at Manila:
Manila — Adjutant General, Washington:—
Following Is the list of killed, wounded and
deaths in enlisted commands since Auk l-
Aug. 2— Killed— '
LEWIS, W. P., private, Company E, First
Wounded — Severely —
Dumana, John F., private, Company E
First Nebraska.
Connor, Lawrence P., private, Company E
First Nebraska.
Hanson, George E., Company E First Ne
Wilckhma, A., private, Company A First
Wounded — Slightly —
Oviatt. Joseph H., private, Company A,
First Nebraska.
Spettus, Charles A, Company A First' Ne-
McCauley, John P., private. Company A,
First Nebraska.
Aujr. s— Killed—
M'CANN, ROBERT, private, Company E,
Fourteenth Infantry.
HOWELL, S. E., Company D, Fourteenth
LAUER, CLEMENTS, private, Company F,
Twenty-third Infantry.
Wounded — Severely —
Head, Claud F., musician, Company A,
First Nebraska.
Lambert, Clinton, private, Company C,
Fourteenth infantry.
Snow, Lucius, private, Company D, Four
teenth Infantry.
Wounded— Slightly—
Ballard, Henry W., private, Company F,
Twenty-third Infantry.
O'Connor, Daniel J., private, Company D,
Fourteenth Infantry.
Sterling, William W., private, Company X,
First Colorado.
Thirteenth Minnesota's Roll of Honor
at Manila.
O E J\ O.
From Wound* Received in Battle— 5
Aug. IS — CHARLES BIRJiSEN, Scrgrcant Company C
From Disease in Hospital—
An». 2— LESLIE B. PADDEN, Private Company E.
Aug. 13-HEXRY DICKSON, Private.
An«r. 17— SYDNEY PRATT, Private.
\A/ O U IN O E D.
Severely —
Mervin Cnrleton, Sergeant Co. E. Henry E. Wllllama, Corporal Co.B
Frank M. Crowl, Private Co. G. Charles Little, Private Co. F
William A. Jonea, Private Co. F. Lewis P. Wallace, Private C«. H.
Cnyman Thorson Artillery Co. H. Clarence T. Rice, Private Co.E '
H. E. Barrowman, Private Co. F. George F. Twenty Co. E
Louift llmer, Private Co. I* George Kapt, Private Co. I*.
W. S. Mooire, Private Co. !•. Ernest Ryder, Co. L.
Henry Tetzloff, Private Co. C. Milton A. Trenham, Private Co D
Albert S. Hausen, Private Co. F. Charles J. Apler, Private Co G
Charle» P. Wood, Private Co. E. * *
i It will be noticed that no mention Is made in the abov*. »# «,_ .
Archie Patterson, or of the severe wounds received by CaDtj? Rw,, ♦ % atb of
bach. Patterson was a musician and Bjornstad and Seebach commi^io!tV n £ Bee ~
Loned'^el^ *»
Englehorn, George, private, Company X,
First Nebraska.
Aug. 13— Wounded— Severely—
Newman, Fenton F., private, Company C,
Twenty-third infantry.
Smith, Joseph, private, Twenty-third in
Turk, Richard L., private, Company C,
Twenty-third infantry.
Hayden, Thomas, private, Astor battery.
Carleton, Mervin, sergeant, Company E,
Thirteenth Minnesota.
Williams, Henry E., corporal, Company E,
Thirteenth Minnesota,
Crowl. Frank M., private, Company G,
Thirtoenth Minnesota.
Little, Charles, private, Company F, Thir
teenth Minnesota.
Slightly Wounded —
McCann. Robert X., private, Company C,
Twenty-third Infantry.
Morgan ,_ Charles A, private, Company 0,
Twenty-third Infantry.
Parker, Robert R., private, Company C,
Twenty-third infantry.
Berg, Peter, private, Company H, Tweaty
third infantry.
Rooker, Harry, private, Company C, Twen
ty-third infantry.
Van Petts, Charles, private, Astor battery.
Sillman, Robert H., sergeant, Astor battery.
Hakel, George E., private, Astor battery.
Van Horn, Hall&rd, corporal, Astor battery.
Zumore, William, Astor battery.
Baker, William 8., Astor battery.
Smith, Frank, private, Company F, First
Brady, Edward F., private, Company X,
First Colorado.
Emmersou, Alfred T., private, First Cali
Jones, William A., private. Company F.,
Thirteenth Minnesota.
Wallace, Lewis P., private, Company H,
Thirteenth Minnesota.
Thorsen, Cuyman, artillery, Company H,
Thirteenth Minnesota.
Rice, Clarence T., private, Company E,
Thirteenth Minnesota.
Barrowman, Henry, private, Company F,
Thirteenth Minnesota.
Twenty, George F., Company E, Thirteenth
Ulmer, Louis, private, Company L, Thir
teenth Minnesota.
Kapt, George, private. Company L, Thir
teenth Minnesota-
Moore, W. S., private, Company L, Thir
teenth Minnesota.
Ryder, Ernest, Company L, Thirteenth
Tetzlcff, Henry, private. Company C, Thir
teenth Minnesota.
Trenham, Milton A., private, Company D,
Thirteenth Minnesota-
McDonald, Robert, private, Company X,
First Colorado.
Hansen, Albert 6., private, Company F,
Thirteenth Minnesota.
Apler, Charles J., private, Company G,
Thirteenth Minnesota.
Wood, Charles P., private. Company E,
Thirteenth Minnesota.
Died as result of wounds received in ac
WINFIELD, CHARLES, private, Company
H, Third artillery.
Aug. 2— SNi'DER, LEE, colonel, Tenth
M'RATH, GEORGE A., battery. Third ar
Aug. 3— DUNSLORE, GEORG-E A., private,
First Colorado.
Aug. 14— DUNN, CHARLES A., private,
Astor battery.
! Aug. 15— BTTRNSTEN, CHARLES, sergeant
Company C, Thirteenth Minnesota.
Aug. 16— PHIXEAS, CHARLES, private,
Company I, First Colorado.
Died in hospital as result of disease:
Aug. 18— EVANS, WILLTAM J., sergeant.
Company O, First Nebraska.
July 24— NICHOLAS, GRANT, private.
Company H, First Pennsylvania.
July 26— JOHNSON, EDGAR J., private,
Company D, Third Oregon.
July B— BERDINE, WALTER, private, Com
pany E, Twenty-third Infantry.
July 31— ROBINSON, W. 8., hospital corps.
Aug. 2— PADDEN, LESLIE 8., private,
Company E, Thirteenth Minnesota.
Aug. 6— PERKINS, G. H., private. Com
pany B,- First Colorado.
Aug. 9— HOLBROK, R. J., private, Com
pany G, Third Oregon.
YOUNG, EDDIE, private, Company A,
Third Oregon.
Aug. U— FIR.N, PHILIP, musician, Com
pany G, Eighteenth .
HOWARD, NEILL, private, hospital corps.
Aug. 13— MIN1CH, LBROY 8., private,
Company C, First Wyoming.
Aug. 15— DICKSON, HENRY, private, Thir
teenth Minnesota. i
Aug. 16--SERGBNT, THOMAS H., private,
hoppital corps.
PRATT, SYDNEY, private, Thirteenth
Aug. 18— SENATOR, ARTHUR P., Eigit^
teenth Infantry.
Mm. Hover, the Niii-ho, Telia of tlie
Oim-.-i- Things Mr. Sinjilvs Did
With a Pair of Guna Say* He
Carried Mis Lanch oln Trains
She H.iiiN.rl to Sl»n Certain Pa
l»er« Presented to Her.
STILLWATER, Minn., Aug. 23. —
(Special.)— The Staples will contest
continues before Judge Wilson, of the
probate court, and the witnesses ex
amined today were Dr. A. F. Steven3,
of Lake Elmo, and Mrs. Isaac Hover,
who was on the stand yesterday, and
practically completed her testimony to
day. As a general thing: the contest
ing side produces its testimony and
evidence after the will has been proved
by the opposing side, but in this case
the estate will continue to prove its
side of the case before the contestant
Introduces his testimony.
Dr. Stevens testified that he was a
practicing physician at Lake Elmo,
and that he frequently came to Still
water to visit patients. He had known
Mr. Staples slrrce 1892 and prescribed
for him a few times In that year for
diabetes. He again prescribed for him
in April and May, 1897, when Mr. Sta
ples was suffering from a trifling ln
man would. From wh!at he saw of him
at that time he thought his mind was
clear and lucid. He talked to him ra
tionally and connectedly as any sane
man. would. From what he saw of him
XspSon ,*u Property and to make
Insane or of unsound mind
that n heT; eXamin * tiOn Witnes *
that he had prescribed for him in is<»»
bowl !„ the bath room. He didn't give
any reason for it, but said that Us Sid
in hie .way. In 1894 and 1895 he wouM
Hp wmT ° n ' tHPS tO Maple Isl^
He would leave it there and take an
other to Big Lake, and when f e Jo
ready to leave Big Lake he would take
the gun back to Maple Island and ex!
change guns. He never used the guns
He d,d this on all trips. He saw game"
but never attempted to shoot it She
«^ ed thEt at ° ne tirae ln the fall <>t
IS9(, Col. Bronson came to the house
and Mr. Staples Imagined himself in
St. Louie, and wanted to borrow $50
from Col. Bronson so that he could go
home. She could not say how long this
was before the will was drawn. Wit
ness thought it was during the warm
weather. She recollected times when
Col. Bronson was at the house, and Mr.
Staples wanted him to look up the title
to his house. He did not play cinch in
1596, but would play poker for amuse
ment. Witness said he could not play
poker because he was unable to distin
guish the cards. Witness played to
entertain him, and always let him win.
If he didn't win he wouldn't like it. He
often had more cards in hi« hand than
th€ rules of the game would allow. He
usually complained of pains in the
head, dating back to the time he had
apoplexy in 1893. He often complained
of being
Always when he got up he would sit
on the edge of the bed and complain
of being dizzy. She recollected the
night the will was signed, but couldn't
recollect whether .or not he was sick
at that time. When Mr. Setzer came
there on the night the will was signed
phe escorted Mm through the: hal, Mr.
Setzer being feeble. He remained with
Mr. Staples an hour or more before she
ws« called. She saw no papers ln Mr.
Setter's hands. Mr. Staples had no
paper in the house such as th' 3 win was
drawn on. After the will was signed
and Mr. Setzer was ready to go, she
went into the hall and asked Mr. Set
zer what Mr. Staples was doing with
his will. She told him she didn't think
Mr. Staples was fit or at>le to make a
will. Mr. Setzer replied that he was
there to attend to Mr. Staples' busi
ness. Taking into consideration all cir
cumstances that had occurred since
1893, she didn't think he was of sound
mind when she signed the will as a
witness. At one time, ah-^ thought be
fore the signing of the will, Mr. Staple. 1 ?
said he was going down town to do
som« writing or to make out his will,
and at that time he was ill and con
fined to his house a part of the time.
They went for a drive, but did not go
down town.
Before Judge FlandTau resumed the
re-direct examination he made a mo
tion that every word the witness said
regarding hallucinations which Mr.
Staples might have had be stricken
out, because they could not be consid
ered by the court. The motion was
denied, and Mr. Flandrau resumed the
direct examination.
The witness stated that she had re
ceived $13 per month for her services
as a nurse. Mr. Staples was not what
she considered a penurious man. He
helped the churches in the city, and
after the d.eath of his wife gave $2,000
to the Presbyterian church. When Mr.
Staples went to the Hot Springs in
1893 he asked the witness to go with
him, but said he couldn't afford to pay
her wages While they were gone. He
asked her to put up a lunch, Inasmuch
as he
meals on the train. She considered
this a strange act upon the part of Mr.
Staples, who, she heard, traveled a
great deal, and was supposed to take
meals on trains. She knew that Mr.
Staples was president of a bank, ope
rated several farms and had other
business. She thought he was capable
of transacting business In 1892 and 1893,
but didn't think he was competent to
make Ms will after Lis first sick spell
in 1593. She thought there were times
when he was capable of transacting or
dinary business. He might have been
capable of doing business more than
half of the year. She heard Mr. Staples
give mixed up orders at various times
on the different farms. She had seen
Mr. Staples drive a horse, hurt always
had some one with him. She admitted
having told the attorneyß for the con
testant some of the things she had
been eerked to testify to In this case.
This was less than a month ago. She
was present at the first hearing of this
matter, but didn't remember whether
it was before or after that time. She
didn't go over all the matters when Mr.
Nethaway came to Bee her. He knew
some of them. She had met Col. Bron
son once, but they didn't talk very
much about the matter. She said she
expected to be remembered by a leg
acy in the will, and when the will was
read she was disappointed, Mr. Staples
having told her that 3he would be am
ply repaid for her hard work. She said
she felt bad, but is not angry at any
member of the famt?y. She didn't
think that If she had been left a legacy
it would have changed her mind in re
lation to his capability to make a will.
She signed another •djl, but couldn't
say whether It was xrhree weeiss or
three months prior t j the execution ot'
the last will. Mr. Staples had some
for interfering with his business and
again would censure 'ier for not help
ing him remember. Some of the mat
ters she had told were hearsay. Wit
neea said that Mr. Gail, one of the_ at
torneys for the estate, had called to
ccc her at Mr. StapleE' house after Mr.
Staples had died. He had a paper he
wanted her to sign. It was in regard
to Mr. Staples being right mentally
and competent to make a will. She re
fused to sign any pat er whatever. Mr.
Gail read the paper to her. She after
ward asked him to give her a copy of
that paper, and he gave, It to her at
the home of her daughter at Hamline.
A copy of the paper, which Mr. Gail
had presented to her, was offered in
evidence, and consisted of an ordinary
proof of will, used in the probate court,
also a letter stating that he had in
tended to hand it to ]#r on the pre
ceding day and a copy r of the certificate
attached to the will. Witness said she
had an understanding with Mr. Staples
after Mrs. Staples died. He wanted
her to remain with him. and sakTstre
should be remembered when he died.
He never told her what amount would
be given her. Witness said she was
compelled to wait on him day and
night, and took care of him as she
would a child. She noticed the paral
ysis of his left side after his illness In
July, 1893. He never fully recovered
the use of his left side after his first
illness. He would frequently promise
her that she should be remembered.
NEW YORK, Aug: 23.-<Rumor has it that
Miss May Goelet, the richest heiress In New
York, Is to marry Lord. Herbert Scott, son
of tho Duke of Buecleueh. Miss Goelet's
friends doubt the report, and say that, whl!«
the two young people are quite friendly, and,
on the lord's part at least, there la love, the
members of Miss Goeleta family have other
ideas and are determined that she shall
marry Prince Francis of Teoi. Lord Her-
Were Watching a Crowd exf En
thusiastic People Gathered to
Welcome Them, and Forgot the
Iron Girders of a Railroad Bridge
i— Eight Men Killed at the Car.
negle Tunnel, on the Panhandle.
PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 23.— Two pri
vate soldiers of Battery X, Seventh
artillery, were instantly killed today
and two others seriously injured by
having their heads crushed against
the iron girders of the railroad bridge
of the Ridge Avenue crossing of the
Pennsylvania railroad, in this city.
The dead are:
VICTOR TESNSEY, aged twenty-one, of
4102 North Fourth street, St. Louis.
one, of 266 Front street, Jersey City.
The Injured are; Harry Pulaski, Peter
The command to which the men be
longed was In the train that had taken
tfhem aboard at Tampa. At the Ridge
avenue station a large crowd waved
hats and handkerchieves as the train
came along. The soldiers leaned far
out of the oar windows and steps and
returned the welcome. Tensey stood
out on a lower step and failed to no
tice the iron girders supporting the
bridge. (His face was completely
crushed In. The other man had been
leaning from the windows.
Eight Men Killed and Five Injured,
Two Fatally.
PITTSBURG, Pa., Aug. 23.— Eight
' — — =
j* Labouchere on American Imperialism. ®
g M
i LONDON, Aug. 28.— Henry Labouchere, In Truth, says I
I Mcrt a /anjre standing army would be necessary if the 1
m United States were to embark on a spirited foreign policy 1
I of annexation. This army, he declares, would soon crush g
1 out democracy at home and in the end some popular gen-
| eral would feel it his duty to save society by making him- *
i self such a president as the constitution never contem
i plated.
■ "The old world, " he continues, "in its dealings with „
m the new, assumes an attitude of condescension as ridlcu- B
m bus as It is unwarranted. One of the salient features 3
f of the late war was the manly, honest, generous and „
■ chivalrous conduct of the United States government
I forces and people from the beginning to the end of the &
| campaign. It is only just to express the fee/ing of ad- S
| miration which the new chivalry has created throughout S
■ Europe." ' r "
£ ■ a a t* s a ay c a x x s -m.mm s a 5 .i.j.iiviw'B!^
men were killed, possibly ten, and five
more Injured, two fatally, at the
Carnegie tunnel on the Charters divi
sion of the Panhandle railway last
night. The accident was due to the
wall of the tunnel caving in on. a
number of workmen. The dead are:
JOHN JONES, foreman, married and lived
at Ashton, Va.
FELIX MILLS, laborer, married, lived at
Glendalo, Pa,
Six unknown, all foreigners. Five
men were injured. One of these, a ne
gro, name unknown, was taken to the
West Perm hospital in a flying condi
tion. One of the others is also expect
ed to die. The men were part of a
gang of sixty-eight, employed by Cas
per Paris, a contractor from Columbus,
O. They were engaged in tearing out
the tunnel on the Charters Valley
branch of the Panhandlerallroad, Just
west of the twon of Carnegie.
Two Trainmen Fatally Hurt and En
gineer Garwood "Will Die.
KNOXVILLE, Term., Aug. 23.— The
south-boun passenger train on the At
lantic, Knoxville & Northern was
wrecked today three miles south of
Knoxville. The train started an hour
late, and ran into several freight cars
left on the main line at the junction.
Two of the train crew were fatally in
jured. Engineer Garwood, of Blue
ridge, Pa., will die, as also the fireman,
name unknown. Several passengers
were slightly injured.
Red Men's New Officers.
"WLNONA, Minn., Aug. 23.— (Special.)— Tb.3
belt's family Is one o.f tte_oldest In England,
and th.c duke.ie several times a millionaire,
but Lord Herbert, who is only twenty years
of age, Is the fourth son, and there is little
chance of his fsuceepfllng to the title. Miss
Goelet is as beautiful as sihe Is rich. She is
nineteen years old, a lovely blonde, with a
complexion of dazzling whiteness and be
witching eyes. Aside from these she has
$10,000,000, which she inherited from her fath
er, Ogden GocleU
opening business of the Btat© convention of
Red Men now in session In this city, was
the election of officers, which resulted a»
follows: Great sachem, A. B. Frost. Braln
erd; great senior sagamore, E. Myers, Aus
tin; great Junior sagamore, George W. Hof
man, Wlnona; great prophet, Thomas W.
Score, Bt. Paul; great chief of records,
Frank J. Hebl. St. Paul; great keeper ut
wampum, J. A; Forssell, St. Paul; representa
tive to great council of the United ftitis,
Thomas W. Score, St. Paul.
America Moat Anaame It If Philip
pine* Are Retained.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 23. — Senator
Hansbrough, of Norlh Dakota, author
ized an interview today in which he
said :
"I have been surprised on meeting
prominent business men in the East
in the last thirty days to find almost
a unanimity of feeling in favor of hold
ing the Philippines. At first I suppos
ed it was merely the outcome of en
thusiasm over the success of our arms
and a desire to keep the flag wherever
it has been planted, but I find that
sentiment in favor of territorial expan
sion is growing. I doubt, however, if
people who are evincing enthusiasm
over this question at the present time
have stopped to consider that to retain
control of the Philippines means a
standing army of 40,000 to 50,000 men,
perhaps, 9,000 miles away from home,
with enormous expenditures for gar
rison, etc. The opinion has been ex
pressed to me that, if we do not take
the Philippines, the several powers now
seeking control in the East will plant
themselves on the islands, and the
whole Eastern question will be trans
ferred to and for some time revolve
about the Philippines. I presume that
some amicable arrangement could be
entered into on the part of the United
States with the foreign nations who
are reaching out for power in tih© new
territory, whereby a joint protectorate
could be agreed to, giving France, Eng-
land, Germany and Russia the same
privileges that we will ask."
Merrlmao Hero Will Try to Raise
Sunken Spanish Warships.
NEW YORK, Aug. 23.-The transport
Seguranca sailed for Santiago at 3 : 30
this afternoon. Among her passengers
is Lieut. Hobson, who is going to try
his rubber bag scheme for raisin- two
of the sunken vessels of Cervera's
squadron. The lieutenant is accom
panied by his private secretary, Ro
land S. Gielow, of the naval reserve
and A. Gill, of the Merritt Wrecking
company. The members of the signal
corps, in charge of Col. G. O. Squires,
Capt. Levitt and Lieuts. Durvey and
Barwin, are also with him. There were
twenty-one men in the corps when it
left Brooklyn for the southern camp.
Three are sick, and the remaining
eighteen, having tired of army life,
declined to go to Santiago now that
peace reigns.
Eighteen members of the Eighth Illi
nois volunteer infantry (colored), who
were left behind when the auxiliary
cruiser Yale started for Santiago ten
days ago, will also be taken to their
destinations on the Seguranca. Other
passengers are -Lieut. G. Thomason, of
the Twelfth signal corps, and several
privates of one of the Tennessee signal
The Seguranca carries many tons of
supplies and the signal corps' horses
and wagons.
More Than Twelve Hundred Men on
the Sick List.
NEW YORK, Aug. 23.— There are
now in the hospitals at Camp Wikoff,
Montauk Point, more than 1,200 men.
Of these aTxni't 900 are in the general
hospital and the annex. Three hun
dred are in the hospital In the deten
tion camp. Many of those in the gen
eral hospital are iniprovjng, and some
are now being- discharged as well every
day. The situation in tha hospitals is
The total numiber of typhoid cases
is set at 225. ISome of Che typhoid
patients are being daily removed to
New Haven. In a day or so the re
maining typhoid patients will be taken
to New York or Boston. The l<*&. te
to send the men to the nearest hospi
tals until they can hold no more, and
thus make the Journey as short as
The Rio Grande will be converted
into a hospital ship for use at Mon
tauk and the harbors about New York
for an indefinite time. It is evident
that until more hospital accommoda
tions are provided on shore some of
the sick and wounded will have to be
kept on board the hosipital ships in
Fort Pond bay.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 23.— The for
eign dispatch from Admiral Dewey and
Maj. Gen. Merritt, acknowledging the
president's congratulations on the fall
of Manila, was made public today at
the White house:
To President MoKinloy. Washington, D. C.
—On behalf of the squadron and myself. I
thank you most heartily for the congratula
tions and thanks you were pleased to ex
press. It will always be a source of yride
to us all to have received such commendation.
Your cable will bo published on board the
ships of the sauadron tomorrow.
— George Dewey.
From Gen. Merritt:
Manila, to the President, Washington, D.
C— Fot my troops und myself accept my
sincerest acknowledgment for your generous
praise of the success of our campaign. Amer
ica may well be proud of the troops.
And the Joint Committee on Street.
Think, Well Enough of the Sag.
Se.tlon to Appo, ut a Committee
to) Wait Upon Mr. HIU ,„ R e «ar,l
to the Buildln X of Kew Snop( ,
St. Paul.
The question of settling the difference
existing between the city and the Great
Northern Railroad company and to se
cure the location of the proposed new
shops on the land bounded by Dale
Arundel, Minnehaha and Abater
streets was discussed last evening at
wi be appointed to confer with Mr.
All the members of the board of al
dermen and assembly were prese n
busini ree ~ BCOre ° f the re^sentiive
business men of the city were ln at
iZM committ *« of fifteen represent-
SvTt ° U8 comm * r^al bodies who
have been giving the matter attention
mirn SeCUred the si^ atu^B to the pe
tition presented to the council 4 3
man ofT thr ° Ugh W " R **»». <*afr
£Se« XT" 11 " 66 - Amon * thos9
j£ B n DeaD> W - H - L) * htn er, Moses Fol-
e °8 g % R h n T- J - * Hawthorne.
rer, F. B. Doran, E. W Peet a h t•„
s:s- J c w p w r- J - w - Bish^ joh^ :
field, C P. Stine, W. P. Murray, R A
Srt Dg Vi ? nneth Clark ' F - H - Drl8 ~ 1! ' Cr^l
Quehl n t> Sc^" rmeier . John Espy. Paul
Xia?;in McGlnnlß ' D - R - Xoyes - d
Assemblyman Albrecht after being
chosen as chairman of the meeting
asked for suggestions as to the matter
to be discussed.
W. B. Dean, chairman of the citizens'
committee of .fifteen, expressed the
views of the committee in the follow-in*
strain :
The large attendance of citizens
showed that a deep interest was felt
in the importance of the matter to be
discussed and settled.
The people he represented were busi
ness men, and none of them had any
Interest ln the Great Northern road.
They were interested eolely in the best
interests of the city, and desired to for
ward the affairs of St. Paul.
The petition, signed by 500 citizens
was read, and Mr. Dean, continuing
said it represented the business men
and taxpayers from all sections of the
St. Paul had come again to the part
ing of the ways. In the past the city
had taken the wrong road. The Mil
waukee road some years ago attempted
to build shops on the flats above
Chestnut street. The owneis of lots on
the upper flats thought the railroad
company should pay from $10,000 to
$15,Cu0 a lot. The result was that Min
neapolis offered the company eighty
acres of land for nothing, and the road
built its shops in that city.
The Walter A. Wood company some
years afterward wanted to locate a
plant ln the lower part of the Third
ward. Again the owners of property
asked too much for their land, and the
plant went to Minneapolis. In ISB3 Mr.
Hill asked for the vacation of a part
of Park avenue, in order to build ad
ditional shops.
The company waited six months and
then erected shops at St. Cloud. After
the shops had been started the council
pioceeded with much haste to vacate
Park avenue, as asked for, but it was
too late.
The point -was made at the time that
the rights of the citizens should be pro
tected, but -it was not a question now
as to the loss sustained by the citizens
and city in the desire to have property
rights protected. What the citizens'
committee a^ked now was that the
council take such action as would ad
vance the property of the city and
grant such concessions as were just
and right to the Great Northern road.
The company proposed to erect shops
which would employ 1,500 men and as
its linos were extended the number
would be increased. The city would
gladly give a bonus of $500,000 for any
business which would give employment
to the same number of men, and yet
there appeared to be a disposition to
haggle over the repair of several
■bridges. The surrounding country
would be built up. It was not the pur
pose to build the shops at South St.
Paul, midway on East St. Paul, but
in the heart of the city.
New plants and industries were need
ed in St. Paul. All that was left was
the railroads and the Jobbing houses,
and an effort was being made to
squeeze the jobbers.
The city was in a bad way financial
ly. Lots were unoccupied and the
owners taxed heavily for the unim
proved realty.
The question oomes up what does the
Great Northern want? It wants noth
ing. The road has been a contributor
instead of a receiver from the city.
The sum o£ $3,000 was paid by the com
pany into the city treasury for the
vacation of Park avenue.
The company wanted the land owned
by It -bounded by Dale, Arundel and
Minnehaha. streets, neither injured by
the opening of streets or bridging
across it. The sum of $200,000 would
be needed to put the land in condition
to build on.
This was a reasonable request and
should be agreed to. The city was
bragging over the repairs to the West
minster street bridge.
In 1880 the city made a contract with
the railroad company to the effect that,
if the company built the bridge, the
city would in the future keep the bridge
in repair. Four years later when tho
Third street bridge was built the city
made mention of the contract of 1880,
and yet at the present time the city'
was holding that there was no legal
contract, the one made in 1880 not hav
ing been properly signed by the city
officials. The Broadway bridge, Mr.
Dean said, he had opposed aB a citi
zen and as a member of the legi
ture. It was a dishonest use of t
public funds to use them for the build-

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