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a regular volley from the troops mass
ed at Colvocan, Santa Mesa and Galva
gin. To this lire the Americans, who
by this time had been strongly rein
ion ed by the troops, rushed up to
their relief, responded fiercely, but the
darkness interfered with the accuracy
of their ;iim, and it is doubtful if the
bullets were as well directed as those
fired in the earlier engagement. The
Filipinos were not alone in their use of
held guns. At the first alarm the
Utah light artillery dashed up to the
front ar.d replied to the guns at Balik-
Balik, -vhile over to the left of the line
ilie batteries of the Third regular ar
tillery added their roar to the noise of
the battle.
The work of the American gunners
was immeasurably superior to that of
the men in charge of the native field
pieces, and the artillery duel between
the I 'i ah battery and the natives was
of short duration. The Filipinos' fire
Stopped as soon as the Americans had
ascertained the range and with a few
more volleys the fire from Halik-Balik
was completely silenced. This engage
ment lasted more than an hour, and
during the whole of the time the firing
was almost continuous. The American
loss was heavy and that of the natives
must have been severe, as they speed
ily abandoned their only attempt at
an advance. Covered by the fire of the
battery al Balik-Balik they pushed
their skirmishers forward toward the
American lines, but when their guns
wen silenced under the fire of the
American rifles their advance soon
broke and they withdrew their skirm
ishers in confusion. At this time a
new faction entered into the contest.
Out in the bay, where Dewey's war
ships lay at anchor, there was vigorous
wagginar as soon as the first firing was
heard. In obedience to the orders sig
naled by the admiral the cruiser
Charleston and the gunboat Concord
were soon under way moving up to
the shore line. They approached as
close ; i Colvacon and opened a brisk
lire from their rapid-firing guns upon
the insurgent Btronghold. The shallow
water prevented the warships from
moving close in and the rebel position
was io some extent protected by the
nature of the country, low hills" cut
ting off Colocon from the bay. but
Their fire, so far as its effect could be
ascertained, was a serious matter for
the native troops, and an effective fac
tor in preventing more active opera
tions on their part. The warships used
only their secondary batteries, but
from these and the military tops came
a hail of small shells and shot which
rattled about the outpost held by the
Filipinos.
dually the fire on both sides died
away, the Americans ceasing when
thej.- shots brought out no response,
and by l' o'clock in the morning there
was a lull which soon amounted to ab
solute quiet But this was not for
Shortly before 3 o'clock there
was renewed activity in the Filipinos'
outposts, and shortly after the battle
newed irom Colocan and Santa
in a straggling fire. There was
also a; this time firing from the Fili
pinos' position at Malate to the south
of the city. The battle was again in
full swing along the whole line of fire
in a few moments, and, as before, the
warships took up the challenge
promptly and rained in shells from
their rapidly cracking small guns. The
rebels at Malate were not neglected.
The big monitor Manadanack, station
ed on that side of the bay, opened fire,
Using her small guns, while her gloomy
d, i, hi,, terrets, with their thirteen-inch
monsters, were dark and silent.
The Bringr, which began at 2:45, con-
Prises for Feb. 6>
COFFEE.
Coffee that is brought di-eet from the new
- lilue (lame gas roasters every hour
during the day .md weighed out, freshly roast
ed, to the consumer.
The matchless •Hoffman House," per
lb 2«c
(Fresh from the blue-flame gas roaster as
you buy lt.)
Santos and Maracaibo, per lb 15c
(Fresh from the blue-flame gas roaster as
you buy it)
Good Rio and Santos, per lb 9c
(Fresh from the blue-flame gas roaster as
you buy it.)
4 cents
Per pound for good new California French
Cured Prunes.
18 c nts
Per dozen for Xew Laid Eggs received every
Cay fresh from .Minnesota farms.
10 cents
A pound for good full Cream Cheese.
21 cents
Per pound for the very best Minnesota Cream
el y Butter, fresh from Thursday's churning
12 cants
Per pound and upwards for good fresh Dairy
Butter.
7 cents
Each for one-pint glass fruit Jars, filled with
fine French Prepared Mustard.
*
Opal md Blue Tab!. Sets.
These neat handsome Table Sets are filled
with best quality French Prepared Mustard
Their proper price is 20c for each piece. Our
bargain price as follows:
______ Each.
Spoon-holders, filled with mustard . 7c
(ream Pitchers, filled with mustard.. . 7c
Sugar Bowls, filled with mustard.. . " "c
Butter Dishes. -filled with mustard '.'. 7c
Preserve Dishes, filled with mustard 7c
Mustard Pots, filled with mustard "tic
Drinking- Mugs, filled with mu5tard. ...... .5a
$2.15
For 9S-ib sacks of the very best Flour- $1 08
fbr 19 !l> sacks; 34c for 24*_-lb sacks.
Swe@* Pofetoe., MSV2Sc
Ra-piiiji'risij reg_iarioc m__.„. 5c
Salpmah link nnd fat. "_■_
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K-ut#JM< Fresh lot of Rolls and Prints, i_.
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Preserves, . (Oc
Rolling Pini, _W_W5:.... 3c
ExDlosions ol Mi Mi Counter.
Pop Corn is the cause, made into Johnnie
Cake. That is the rage. Kight where you
-.- can see it made, at our Candy Counter. Come
in and see how it is done, and you can have
it hot at 15c per pound.
Hot Buttered and Salted Pop Corn, per
quart 5c
Fresh Salted Peanuts, roasted at the
counter 15 C
Banana Sale, 10c doz.
For fine Ripe Yellow Port Limon Bananas.
YERXA BROS.&CO.
tinued with more or less briskness and
regularity up to daylight. At this
time the result was practically a draw.
The Americans had held their posit ons
firmly and had inflicted severe loss
upon the insurgents, but the latter
were still in their trenches, bold and
defiant, and on their part had piled
up a sorry list of casualties in the
American lines.
With daylight came a sudden change
on the American side. Orders from
Gen. Otis came for an advance, and
from the defensive the Americans
changed to a vigorous aggressive pol
icy. To the commanding officers of the
Washington and California regiments
cr.me the word that they were to lead
the advance, and the men were lined
up for a charge. The bugles blew and
then with a cheer the line of blue ad
vanced out from their trenches at
double time, ar.d tiring as they stepped
into the open rushed the soldiers and
then with a cheer they dashed forward
against the insurgents massed in the
villages of Paeo and Sareta. There
was no break in the order, and the
rebels for a time held their ground,
tiring at the charging mass of men,
but as the men came closer and closer
the spirits of the rebels weakened, and
they fled headlong, leaving their
trenches and the two villages in the
hands of the victorious Americans,
who followed their retreat with a mur
derous fire which mowed down the re
n eating rebels. The .Nebraska regi
ment was also given a chance to dis
tinguish itself by a charge a little to
AGUIXALDO,
Who Claims to Be the R uler of the Philippines.
the left of the advance made by the
California men. The Nebraska charge
had for its objective a slronge position
at the reservoir near Santa Mera,
which connects with, the main -water
works system of Manila. They took
this stronghold with a brilliant dash,
sweeping the insurgents before
them in broken fragments of men.
. The Nebraska men here captured a
howitzer 'which the rebels had vainly
used to break the charge, and took
also a number of prisoners. On the
right flank over toward Colocon the
two Dakota regiments and the Kansas
volunteers combined for an attack, and
here also the Americans were success
ful, the charge being unbroken until
the rebels -turned and fled, leaving the
Dakota men in possession of their posi
tion.
This charge broke what force re
mained to the Filipinos' defense, and
from that time on the Americans were
masters of the field. Steadily the pick
et lines were pushed out until they
included all that had been held by the
Filipinos at the commencement of the
engagement, while the rebels were es
tablishing themselves where they could
further inland, but giving way at the
first sign of an advance on the part
of the Americans During all the rest
of the day there \_as scattered firing,
but nothing approaching a pitched en
gagement.
Tonight the Americans are in com
plete control of the city and all its
approaches. The skirmish lines are
still pushing out and the Americans
in force are posted at every point
where there ls danger of an attack.
The losses of the Filipinos cannot
be estimated at present, but they are
known to be gre.at. At times the bat
tle was almost a slaughter. The
-American losses are estimated at
twenty men killed and 125 wounded.
The Ygorates, armed with bows and
arrows, made a very determined stand
in the face of a heavy artillery fire
and left many dead on the field.
Many attempts were made in this
city yesterday to assassinate American
officers.
FiUPINOSJWW QUIET.
Xo Attempt tin Their Part lo Renew
the Buttle.
MANILA, Monday, Feb. 6(9 a. m.).—
The Filipinos have apparently reached
the conclusion that the Americans
mean business, now that the barriers
are removed, as there were no further
hostilities last night and no attempt
was made to recover lost ground. It
is possible, however, that they are fol
lowing the tactics they employed
against the Spaniards, and will merely
lie off a few days, to recuperate their
forces before returning to the attack.
It is impossible to ascertain as yet
how the news was received at Malolos,
the seat of the insurgent government,
but the Filipinos in Manila express the
opinion that the movement for inde
pendence has received its death blow,
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tSas ST. PAUL, GLO3K MONDAY FEBRUARY 6, 1839.
and that annexation will soon be wel
comed generally.
FURIOUS FIRING.
6nt__iMe Story off t*_e Battle Ut-rrlv^
<-ii i:> Way ot London.
LONDON, Feb. 6.— The Morning Post
publishes the following, account of the
fighting at Manila:
"The Immediate cause of the attack
was an advance by two Filipinos to
the Nebraska outpost on the northeast
of the city. When ordered to halt
they refused and the sentry fired. An
insurgent signal gun was then fired
fiom block house No. 7, and an at
tack was immediately begun on the
Nebraska regiment.
"The fighting soon spread on both
sides until firing was in progress; on
all the outposts of the city. The
American troops responded vigorously,
the insurgent fire being heavy and tiie
attack evidently hurriedly planned.
"Firing continued throughout the
night with an occasional cessation
from half an hour to an hour at a
time. At daybreak the warships
Charleston and Callao began shelling
the north side of the city. The fire
was followed later by that of the
Monadnock on the southern side, the
insurgent positions having b«en pre
viously accurately located.
"The Filipino loss is reported to have
been heavy. The wounded on the
American side are now estimated at
20(;. Few Americans were killed.
"The Americans began a vigorous
advance all along the line thfi" morn
ing (Sunday) and were soon pressing
back the insurgents in every direction,
maintaining steadily their advanced
positions and capturing the villages of
S&n Juan del Monte, Santa Ana, San
Pedro,,Macati, Santa Mesa and Lo*n-iri;
"The splendid police system prevent
ed a general outbreak in the city,
though several soldiers were attacked
by natives in the streets. Lieut.
Charles Hogan and Sergeant Wall were
shot by three natives, the former be
ing seriously wounded and the latter
slightly. Lieut. Col. Colton was at
tacked by a native with a sword while
riding in a carriage to the front. He
killed his assailant with his revolver.
A sharp shooter within the American
lines shot and killed a sergeant while
he was sitting at a window' of the Sec
ond reserve hospital. Col. William G.
Smith died of apoplexy. Many of the
insurgents were driven into the Faslfc'
liver and drowned. Several hundred
were taken prisoners."
In a subsequent telegram the fol
lowing statements were made:
"Last night (Saturday) and today
(Sunday) engagements have proved a
Vf.ritable slaughter of the Filipinos,
their killed being reported as amount
ing to thousands. The Americans could
scarcely have been better disposed. It
is known that the attack was fully
expected and every preparation had
been made to meet the contingency.
"Firing slackened at noon (Sunday),
the enemy being apparently demoral
ized.
"The American troops, however, are
fully equipped to meet a possible .at
tack tonight.
"Aguinaldo's private secretary has
been arrested as a spy in Manila. Per
fect quiet now reigns in the city. More
than a hundred Filipinos, taken from
the trenches, are being cared for in
the American hospitals."
Nebraska Men Killed.
OMAHA, Neb., Feb. 5.— A private cablegram
dated Manila was received here today from
Capt. Taylor, of Company A, First Nebraska
volunteers. It stated that Privates Charles
O. Battinger and Ralph W. Kills, of Com
pany L, were killed in Saturday night's en
gagement. Both men lived ln Omaha. No
mention was made of other casualties in th 6
regiment, and it is believed if other deaths
had occurred the message would have bo
stated.
Fired the First Shot.
LINCOLN, Neb.. Feb. 6-— Corporal Greeley,
of Nebraska, credited with firing the first
shot at Manila, was a recruit who Joined the
First regiment at San Francisco 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
either at Madison or Norfolk, Neb. The First
Nebraska is commanded by Col. John IC
Stotesberg, who was first lieutenant in the
Sixth cavalry of the regular army.
Arrived Yesterday.
The Globe Year Book and Almanac.
A complete record of the year's events. A
mine of Information, 26 cents. At counting
room or by mall.
m/-NIL/_, CAPITAL, OJE» THB PHILIPPINES.
NEWS OF NEW WAR
< oiiUuimml from First l'a„e.
doubt of Gen. Otis' ability to hold his
position indefinitely and the cause for
apprehension is the fear that by tak
ing to the Interior and the approach
of the rainy season, a prolonged fight
ing style of campaign may follow;
DEWEY AT HAND.
Besides his soldiers. Gen. Otis has at
his back in Manila bay commanding
the city a veritable rock of Gibraltar
in Dewey's fleet. With the vessels he
now has and those about to join him,
Dewey will have twenty-one ships of
I various types. Of full-fledged war
ships, he now has nine, as follows:
The flagship Olympia, the Boston, Bal
timore, Charleston, Concord, Monad
nock, Monterey, t Petrel and Buffalo.
He also has tltrael armed supply ships
which are almost as effective as a war
ship in attacking troops outside of for
tifications and in maintaining the
blockade. .';
They are the Colga^ the Nanshan and
the Zafiro. The on the way to
join Dewey are the gunboat Helena,
now at Colombo; the Castine, at Gib
raltar: the Princeton, due at Port Said
Tuesday; the Bennington, the Brutus
and the Y-orktown, at Guam,
on their way to Manila; the battleship
Oregon and the water boat Iris, at
Honolulu. The Solace is about to start
at any moment from Norfolk for Ma
nila. This leaves out of account the
army, of transports under Gen. Otis'
command, which could be made of
great service.
The fleet cannot operate against
tioops in the interior, but undoubtedly
Dewey immediately will draw a tight
cordon of blockading vessels around
the island of Luzon and will make, a
special, effort absolutely to but off the
insurgents 'from the supplies and am
munition which they must have to
carry on the war.
AGONCILLO'S STATUS.
One of the first steps of the admin
istration upon hearing of the outbreak
at Manila was to give attention to the
presence in Washington of Agoncillo,
the accredited representation here of
the Philippine insurgents. They would
not say whether or not any steps had
been taken toward his expulsion from
the United States or his arrest, but
his status, it can be stated, has already
been the subject of careful study. The
officials have been loath to disturb him,
first because >l they did not care to
martryize him unnecessarily, and sec
' ondly, because they did not care to
expose thems-lves to the criticism that
they were interfering improperly with
the supply of information and argu
ments respecting the Philippine ques
tion while .the treaty was pending be
fore the senate. It is possible, how
ever, that their patience is now ex
hausted, believing! as they do, that
he has in some fashion been connect
ed with this outbreak, and they may
be aroused to 'the point of action. It
was said at th^state department that
Agoncillo was either a traitor or a spy.
If the Philippines are regarded as
American territory, then he is the rep
resentative and active agent of an in
surrection agajpist the United States,
and as such ipia traitor. If the Phil
ippines are still in nominal Spanish
control, then, as a state of war nomi
nally exists, he can be regarded as a
spy.
In any case his presence is highly
obnoxious and there is said to, be an
urgent demand for his expulsion "by
presidential orders. It was impossible
today to secure any communication
with the Philippine junta, which has
its headquarters at the Arlington
-hotel. The representatives- 'steadily, re
fused to receive cards and kept Close
to their apartments. Agoncillo, it' was
stated, had left for the East last night.
Thus far the hotel had no notice that
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MANILA, MANILA. BAY AMD POINTS
Where Saturday's Fighting Occurred.
the members of the junta Intended to
evacuate their rooms.
DIPLOMATIC PROBLEM.
Diplomats took a lively Interest in
the news, realizing that the govern
ment of the United States will call
upon them very early. to see that no
aid of any sort is rendered to the
Filipinos and that no filibustering ex
peditions shall leave their soil with
munitions of war or supplies for the
insurgents. - Special precautions will be
asked to be taken at Singapore and
Hong Kong, principal points of the
Eastern trade, tp prevent the dispatch
of vessels carrying secret cargoes in
aid of the insurgents. It is believed
that the interests of other nations in a
peaceful state of , things in the East
will cause them to exercise special
vigilance in this respect, a matter of
much importance in view of the great
number and extent of the Philippine
islands. Without the receipt of arms
or ammunition from the outside the
insurgents will be badly handicapped.
The United States, by refusing to ac
knowledge Agoncillo in any way, is in
a strong position diplomatically and no
doubt is expressed as to all European
nations maintaining a most correct at
titude and refusing in any manner to
acknowledge that Aguinaldo and his
followers have any status warranting
their recognition ln any manner.
LEGAL BEARING.
As to its legal bearing a leading
member of the foreign diplomatic corps
said the outbreak made it quite clear
that no foreign power could or would
intervene or exert any influence in the
Philippines and the foreign govern
ments would now recognize in this
overt act of the Filipinos that the
United States was justified in using
strong repressive measures. The idea
that the Filipinos could hope for rec
ognition from any foreign power 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 aug
mented, however, from the large squad
rons which the several powers main
tain 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 vessels could be put. Such
protection, it is said, would only be
given as a last resort, as it might be
construed by this country as an as
sertion of its inability to maintain or
der and protect persons and property.
AGONCILLO MISSING.
There is considerable mystery re
garding the whereabouts of Agoncillo,
the American representative of Agui
naldo. He is credited by his associates
of the junta to be in Baltimore making
a social call, accompanied by Capt.
Burgos, an officer in the Filipino
army. Dr. Luna and other members
of the junta insist that he will return
tonight or tomorrow morning. They
laughed at the report that had spread
during the day that he had run away.
But it is known that the secret service
officials have Agoncillo under surveil
lance wherever he may be.
A story coming from a creditable
source states that Agoncillo left at
11:50 last night for New York. The
other members of the junta claimed
that the report shows that the out
break was precipitated by the Ameri
cans. They say the main body of the
army and their chief entrenchments
are on the south side of the Pasig riv
er, whereas all the fighting was on the
north side. They claim that if the
Filipinos 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.
ALL TROOPS ENGAGED.
Adjt. Gen. Corbin read the dispatches
from Manila and expressed the opin
ion that practically all the troops there
now were engaged in Sunday's con
flict. He had knowledge of the loca
tion of the American troops and with
the aid of a military map he believed
the men were stretched out in a line
that extended, probably, fourteen miles
from the north, east and south of the
city. Confronting them were the in
surgent outposts and strongholds. The
military maps are rather incomplete
for a careful study of the battle as
told in the press dispatches, only four
or five of the points mentioned being
indicated.
Calvocan or Calocan, where much
of the fighting occurred, is about five
miles north of iManila and a short dis
tance inland, apparently something
more than a mile. Malabona is about
two miles to the northwest of Cal
vocan and on the water front. It was
from this place that the cruiser
Charleston and the gunboat Concord
opened fire on the Filipinos at Cal
vocan, Paco, one of the villages where
the California and Washington regi
ments made a splendid showing, ls
about a mile from Manila. It appears
to be a well laid out town on the
American fashion and Is to the south
east of the city of Manila, just near the
Pasig river. Malate, from which the
monitor Monadnock opened fire, is
about twenty miles south of the cap
ital city along the coast of the bay
of Manila,
Official details of the situation at Ma
nila were anxiously awaited at the
White house throughout, the day, but
up to a late hour this evening the pres
ident's advices consisted only of Ad
miral Dewey's message, a brief tele
gram from Col. Thompson, the signal
officer at Manila, and a short but re
assuring dispatch from Gen. Otis.
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Secretary Alger was the first to call,
arriving at 10:40.
Shortly after his departure Secretary
Long arrived, bearing Admiral Dew
ey's message. Before Secretary Long
departed the secretary of war returned
to the White house and Adjt. Gen.
Corbin and Attorney General Griggs
- also arrived. Before nightfall all of
the cabinet except Postmaster General
Charles Emory Smith, who is confined
at home with a cold, and including
Seoretary Bliss, who came over from
New York, had called separately, but
at no time today has there been a
formal gathering of the cabinet. Sec
retary Alger states that American
troops on the scene are adequate to
cope with the situation and there need
be no apprehension as to the ability
of our forces to take care of them
selves.
MEN BN ROUTE.
Approximately 6,000 men are on their
way to join Gen. Otis in four separata
expeditions, though none are expected
to reach Manila for three weeks or a
month. There are the Fourth and four
companies of the Seventeenth infantry,
1,728 men, under Gen. Lawton, which
sailed from Gibraltar last Friday; the
Twentieth infantry, comprising thirty
seven oilicers and 1,268 men, under Gen.
Wheaton, which left San Francisco Jan.
27; the Twenty-second infantry, ln
command of Col. Egbert, which left
San Francisco early in the present
month, and 2,000 men and officers of
the Third and Seventeenth regiments
of infantry, which left New York Fri
day on the Sherman.
There is a big transport, the Sheri
dan, now making ready in New York,
to carry the Twelfth infantry and a
battalion of the Seventeenth infantry,
1,820 men in all, and she will start not
later than the 14th inst. That is all
that can be supplied to Gen. Otis in the
way of reinforcements, according to
Gen. Corbin, if the soldiers are to be of
service in this campaign. More, of
course, will follow as rapidly as they
can be gotten ready, if Gen. Otis needs
them in any future operations he may
plan, but, as already stated, it is, be
lieved this particular crisis will have
passed before they can be transported
the great distance from the United
States to Manila.
AS RIPS TELLS IT.
Gory Story of American Defeat
From the Spanish General.
MADRID, Feb. 5. — Intense excite
ment was caused here by the receipt
this evening of the following official
dispatch from Gen. Rios, the Spanish
commander In the Philippines:
The insurgents have violently attacked and
captured almost the whole of the exterior
American line. The Americans offered a vig
orous resistance at the exterior barrier, us
ing their artillery as well as their squad
rons. The warships destroyed and burned
Calocan, Paco and several towns In the
neighborhood. Both sides suffered material
ly. Very sharp firing continues. The Span
ish troops have been confined to quarters,
but a sergeant was wounded by a stray bul
let. — ftios.
The popular sympathies here are on
the side of Agulnaldo, but, thinking
the people are anxious regarding the
consequences of the fighting, especial
ly on account of the Spanish prisoners
still In the hands of the insurgents.
OFF FOR CANADA.
Agoncillo Is Hurrying: to Get Oat of
the Coantry.
NEW YORK, Feb. 5.— A dispatch to
the Herald from Albany, N. V., says
Agoncillo, representative of the Filipi
no junta, in this country, passed
through that city tonight enroute for
Canada.
According to information received by
the correspondent of the Herald, the
United States government has no in
tention of arresting Agoncillo and will
allow him to proceed across the Cana
dian line.
Agoncillo says that he has been una
ble to communicate with Agulnaldo,
owing to the strict censorship exer
cised by the United States authorities,
and thinks it is his duty, under the
circumstances, to place himself beyond
the jurisdiction, so that he will be able
to communicate with his home people.
He says he knows nothing of a battle
having occurred.
TROY, N. V., Feb. s.— Word was re
ceived ln this city at 10 o'clock tonight
that Agoncillo would reach here on his
way to Montreal at 11:10 o'clock. When
the cars pulled into the union station
here, word was given out that Agon
cillo was in one of the sleepers, and
that he could not be disturbed. It was
Etated here in an unofficial way that
Agoncillo would be arrested at Rouses
Point.
LIEUT. DONALDSON WIRES.
Minneapolis Company Xot Involved
in Manila i i-ht-o-.
MINNEAPOLIS. Feb. 5.— C01.- John
T. West late tonight received a cable
gram from Lieut. John S. Donaldson,
at Manila, which contained the three
words: "Ati Is well."
Minneapolis has 500 men at Manila,
which means there are thousands of
people in this city alone, in the ca
pacity of relative or friend, who is
anxious for some soldier ln Manila.
OBN. OTIS,
In Command of the American Land Forces
at Manila,
Many of the relatives, indeed, were
already on the verge of despair over
the long stay of the Thirteenth regi
ment, and the news of the conflict
which occurred Saturday well nigh
bioke some hearts.
S. T. Johnson, secretary of the Min
neapolis Volunteer Auxiliary associa
tion, is very hopeful of the Thirteenth
regiment, and feels certain that none
of its members will be found among
the list of dead and wounded. It will
be his endeavor to secure positive In
formation to that effect as soon as
possible. In case press dispatches do
not bring something certain he will
secure cable connections with the Red
Cross society, and from it learn the
exact facts.
FILIPINOS SURPRISED. .
l""ew_ of an KiiKn_-<-ni<-nt Wuh Not
Expeetnl nt London.
LONDON, Feb. 5.— A representative
of the Associated Press saw the Lon
don representative of Agulnaldo this
evening. He expressed surprise at the
news from the Philippines, but de
clared the Filipinos at Manila were
suspicious of the attitude of the United
States and had formed the opinion that
it was better to fight before the Amer
icans were reinforced. The representa
tive added that Mabini, the head of the
Filipino cabinet, and his colleagues
were* convinced that if the Americans
were beaten now public opinion in the
United States would insist upon the
maintenance of Filipino independence.
WASHINGTON. Feb. s.— Gen. Luna,
a member of the Filipino junta here,
in an Interview tonight, discredited tho
statement emanating from Aguinaldo's
London representative. He said he had
received a cablegram from Aguinaldo
last night stating that he wan await
ing the action of the I'nited States
senate on the treaty of peace, and the
Filipinos would make no move until
action had been taken. This messa^r,
he stated, was dated Malolos, the capi
tal of the so-called Filipino republic.
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