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VOL. XXII.— NO. 51.
Soldier* Feared 'Mint a < la»h Would
Embitter the Flll-ptiioN.Who Were
Imbued With n WhnleNOine Four
anil Respect for Them Chrtat
iiwi!>i I'rcaiMils Were Received on
Gov. Lind yesterday received a let
ti-i from Col. Ames, of the Thirteenth
Minnesota, written just before the bat
tle with the insurgents, which throws
new light Ufcun affairs in the island.
'The letter from the colonel is only one
of a d<.zer oi more which he has re
ceived from non-commissioned oiUcers
and privates revealing the same facts.
From the letter it Is evident that the
natives were anxious to have the Unit
ed Ptuies form a protectorate at the
h( a ports and give them their inde
pendence, which they had been fight
ing for for many years. The letter is as
Headquarters of the Thirteenth Infantry,
Minnesota Volunteers, Manila, P. L, Jan. 12,
I*99— Hon. John Lind, Governor of Minne
sota—Dear Sir: I wish to extend to you, as
the chief executive of Minnesota, the con
pi .ur.iations ar.i! wishes of success of the
Thirteenth regiment of volunteer infantry,
of which I have the henor to be colonel. Al
though we are separated from our beloved
state by thousands of miles by land and
B6«, rt.'!i:e our duty as soldiers to our country,
never losing our interest as eitizons. we wish
to convey to yoj, as soldiers like ourselves
in this war with Spain, our felicitations and
promises of loyalty and esteem. Knowing that
you will be pleased to hrar from time to
time of the condition of our regiment. 1
take the opportunity to in form you of the
affairs. At present the Thirteenth regiment
is part of th e provost guard, which consists
of rur regiment, the Twenty-third United
State* regulars, the First Oreeon volunteers
and the First TV.rnessee volunteers, undrr
nmand of Brig. Gen. R. P. Hughes' as
.jWOTcst marshal general. We formed an In
dependent brigade from the bainnre of the
-Eighth army corps. The different companies
are quartered in the different police precincts
of the city, and have virtual, y done the police
duty of the city since our arrival here, which
was immediately uron the surrender, Au^.
IS. I feel no hesitancy in reporting to you
that the service has been well done, as we
have beer, highly complimented upon the
same by cur s-upprior officer?. The work his
been arduous and ur.pleasant BX tln-.es, but the
men snd officers have done their duty without
During the wet season and while It was
very hot, the siefcress Increased, due to a
certain extent frcm the character of the
necessitating the patroling of the streets
in the hot portion of the day. Malaria and
typhoid fever were quite prevalent, and two
oases of smallpox in a very virulent form
made their appearnnee. I thereupon rented
a large, roomy hou?e near the sea shore, with
a large yard tilled with shrubs and trees, and
started a regimental convalescent hospital.
This was done, of course, with the consent of
the regimental medical authorities, for 'he
purpose of relieving the companies of all
cafes of men who were sicV in ouarters. but
not siok enough to be removed to the division
};"«:.!ta'. Since we c.pnned our hospital, which
was Nov. 1. we have taken care of from
twenty to forty men chilly, giving them flrst
olns? medical attendance, nursing and proper
<!iet. It has proved a great success, and I
feel s-atisntd that the good people wiwi so
generously subscribed to our regimental fund
will feel pleased to have their nvono>y need
In this direction. Our pner fellows who have
hist their lives are buried in Hie cemeteries
arc! have a plain marble slab with name,
date and regiment engraved thereon, pliicsd
at the head of the graves, which are also paid
for out of the funds of the regiment.
God grant that the United States govern
ment may take seme action soon to have
these remains brought back to be buried on
American coil. The climate is now very
I'lensant. although it is hot at times in the
middle of the day. the nights are cool and
delißMful. The beneficial effects of the
change are nrtireable in the sick reports,
which are growing decidedly smaller every
Lieut. Col. John Fri;drich was taken sick
and lent home on the steamer Ohio, an-J I
hope will rc.ieh hr-ne safely, and recover his
health again. We are all waiting patiently
and hope thru tie regular trcons will relieve
us ard ?er.d us home. The cablegram that
j-ou s^nt me Jan. 9. that you had received my
code I receives, and I was glad to learn
the fact. T get tnpcih.fr a few words to cover
sentences most likely to be user! an<i which
will save quite a. sum of mon?y. as cabling
between Manila aid St. Paul is very ex
The situation here is quite strained at pres
ent, caused by a proclamation made by Gen.
Otis nnd not acrc-'^ble to the insurgents,
whn desire that the L'nittd States government
hold the ecast cities end form a protectorate
over the islaid.-;. but give the Filipinos their
The army here In Manila has strengthened
its outposts and reserves and every pre
caution hns beer taken to guard against sur
prise and to prevent trouble in the city. The
most cf us revpe that there will be co trouble,
and that the matter will be amicably settled,
for should th? natives attempt an assault they
will be mowed dawn by hundreds, and for the
future prospects of Cenlir.e with these peo
ple it is far better not to have bloodshed,
as that would embitter them against us, while
now they respect and fear us.
I phoulJ be very much pleased and highly
I— Paris Still Explosive.
Clash in China.
Fighting Near Manila.
Charges Against Glaspell.
News From Col. Amea.
B— Speaker a Factor.
Army Bill Debate.
Legislators Ungallant.
B— ln the Field of Labor.
Minnesota's Dairy Interests.
Springlike Weather.
Saver Concert.
4— Editorial.
Week's Markets Reviewed.
St. Paul Jobbing.
E — Sporting News.
Minneapolis Matters.
Northwest News.
6-36— Ramsey County Tax List.
NEW YORK— Arrived: Xoordland Antwerp-
Campania, Liverpool; St. Paul, ' Southam
pton; La Touraine, Havre. Sailed: Anchoria
LIVERPOOL— Arrived: Cevic, New York
HAVRE— Arrived: La Champagne, New York
QVEENSTOWN— Arrived: Umbria, New York.
METROPOLITAN— "Shore Acres," 8:15.
GRAND— Robert Mantel! in "A Secret War
rant," 8:15.
Palm Garden— Vaudeville, 2 and S PM.
Noonday Lenten service, chamber of com
merce, 12 noon.
Bauer concert, People's church. Pleasant ave
nue, S PM.
Congregational union, chamber of commerce
rooms, 4 PM.
Lecture by C. W. Seymour, Park Congrega
tional church.
honored to hear from your excellency, if you
can find time In your busy round of duly to
write a few lines. If you desire it I shall at
times write you what may be iuterestlng
that occurs to us here. Again extending my
congratulations, I remain, very respectfully
yours, —Fred W. Ames,
Colcnel Thirteenth Minnesota Volunteers.
(hrlxtnins Gift* Were Received at
Manila In Due Time.
P. J. Metzdorf, chairman of the
committee having in charge the bene
fit entertainment which was given dur
ing the fall for Companies C and E,
Thirteenth regiment, at Manila, yes
teiday received letters of acknowledg
ment of the proceeds from both Capt.
N. C. Robinson and Capt. C. T. Spear.
Capt. Robinson, of Company C, writes
as follows;
"On behalf of Company C, we, the
undersigned, beg to thank you for your
substantial New Year's greeting, and
we assure you that it was so used as
to turn into gladness and sunshine a
day that seemed sure to be one of
sadness and gloom.
"You can little Imagine the pleasure
and satisfaction there is in feeling that
the hearts of those prevented from be
ing with us in the flesh are surely pres
ent in the spirit, and that their
thoughts are ever turned towards re
lieving- our isolation and making
smooth the rough places that are of
necessity a part of army life.
"New Year's day in Manila was spent,
so far as Americans are concerned,
very much after the fashion of the
way we used to do in the old prosaic
days, and while deprived of those seem
ingly essential characteristics, snow, ice
and penetrating winds, we were treat
ed to the extreme novelty of enjoying
outdoor summer amusements and bask
ing in the abundant shade of tropical
"Again thanking you for your
thougrhtfulness and remembrance and
hoping before the moon has many more
opportunities of getting full we will b3
back in dear old Minnesota with you,
swapping war stories for state dinners.
With regards to all the ex-members of
C and E companies, we are
— "N. C. Robinson,
— "J. G. Wallace,
—"John J. Kelly.
Capt. C. T. Spear, of Company E,
writes the following acknowledgment:
"Your favor of the 12th containing
draft received. I regret exceedingly
my inability to find words to express to
you all our sincere appreciation.
"There could have been no time when
a gift of this nature could have been
so welcome. It was received by me
Saturday afternoon and read to the
company the same evening at retreat,
being Christmas eve. As I had already
provided for a Christmas dinner for the
men, I put the matter of disposing of
this money entirely in their hands.
After discussing the matter carefully,
it was unanimously decided that it
should be laid away until time of go
ing home to buy extras which they will
require while on board ship. This seems
to me the most sensible way of dis
posing of the money, and I can assure
you that you have our heartfelt thanks
for this generous donation. In connec
tion with other company matters and
doings, that we have had a little cash
on hand to meet all emergencies, I may
say that up to this time there has been
no cause for complaint from anyone. I
have repeatedly said before the com
pany that any man that could not get
along with the regular ration J would
provide for him, and this has been done
In some cases. Since the establishment
of the regimental convalescent hospital
this little expense has been borne by
the regiment.
"AM the men received presents from
home, not a man being forgotten. It
was certainly a very happy event, par
ticularly in opening the packages and
seeing their contents, but when read
ing the letters inside and realizing the
difference from last Christmas, it would
occasionally bring a tear.
"All things considered, we are aa
happy as we could be under the cir
cumstances. In closing let me again
thank you for this most generous gift,
having the honor to remain, respeetful
!y- — "C. T. Spear."
Lord Berosford Says He Leaves Its
POMSlbllltlea With the West.
CHICAGO, Feb. 19.— Lord Charles
Beresford and party left for the East
today. He will stop for a short time
at Niagara Falls to view the ice bridge
and from Buffalo will go direct to
Washington. This morning Lord
Charles, accompanied by Eugene Ca
rey and W. C. Niblack, of the Com
mercial club, whose guest the distin
guished Englishman was last night,
attended divine services at Central
church. Later he took luncheon with
Mme. Melba. Lord Charles expressed
himself as delighted with the recep
tion given him in Chicago, and stated
he had accomplished all he had wished
by his mission.
"I have given your business men and
manufacturers, as nearly as I could,
an idea of the great possibilities there
are in Chinese trade," he said, "I left
the rest with them. It is not my place
to dictate what Americans ought to
do. I have interested them in the mat
ter. There my mission ends."
Small Weslirn Wreck.
SPOKANE. Wash., Feb. 19.-The Great
Northern east-bound flyer was wrecked at 5
o'clock this morning near Wilson Creek, be
tween this city and Wenarhe. Three men
were injured, as follows:
Engineer Works, leg broken and badly
bruised; Express Messenger Kleinfelter, bad
ly injured internally; Fireman Jonss, scalded.
The train was running thirty-five miles an
hour, making up lost time, and the accident
is attributed to the spreading of the rails.
The engine and tender turned over and some
of the passenger cars and baggage car were
piled up. No passengers are reported in
Senator Davit* to Spenk.
CHICAGO, Feb. 19.— Washington's birthday
anniversary, Feb. 22, will be widely cele
brated in Chicago, under the auspices of the
Union League club. A patriotic commemora
tion far surpassing those of previous years
has been planned by the club for this year.
Exercises will be held in the morning in
forty-two of the principal schools cf the
city, and In the afternoon a monster meet
ing will be held at the Auditorium, W. Bourke
Cockran, the noted orator, being the speaker.
In the evening a banquet will be given at
the club rooms. Senator Cushman K. Davis
will respond to the toast "The Treaty of
Mr. Porter's Mission.
LONDON, Feb. 19.— Robert P. Porter, who
has been in London for several days, leaves
tomorrow for Berlin. Mr. Porter's mission is
to counteract, where possible, the disposition
shown by many continental countries, since
the war with Spain, to make discriminations
against American product*
California Volunteers Retired, Leav
ing; a Charvli They Had Occupied
to InnarKentn— Line Strenarth
ened In Anticipation of an Attack
in Force Heat Telling on the
Men In the Firing Line.
MANILA, Feb. 19. — The California
volunteers abandoned the Guadaloupe
church at 3 o'clock this morning, which
has since been set on fire, and retired
to San Pedro Macati. The insurgents
still hold the country in the vicinity
of Guadaloupe, Pasig and Patero, de
spite the efforts of the gunboats to
dislodge them.
The heat is increasing daily. Under
present conditions it is impossible to
j provide shade for the troops in certain
parts of the line, particularly McAr
thur's division. King's brigade is also
In view of the fact that the enemy
was concentrating on the American
right flank, preparations were made
I last night to give them a warm re-
I ception, in the event of an attack.
I Gen. Ovenshine's line, consisting of the
j North Dakota volunteers. Fourteenth
infantry and two troops of the Fourth
| cavalry, was reinforced by two bat
talions of Oregon volunteers and three
troops of the Fourth cavalry.
The Buffalo, discovering the rebels
unusually active about 10 o'clock in
the evening, signaled the flagship for
permission to flre upon them, and, this
being granted, bombarded the enemy's
trenches for about twenty minutes.
The only effect of the fire was appar
ently to drive the rebels further in
Beyond a few ineffectual volleys
from the trenches, which were return
ed, the enemy made no demonstration,
and all is quiet along the rest of the
Scouts claim to have seen Gen. Pio
de Pilar, who commanded the rebels
at Paco with his arm in a sling, di
recting the troops. Gen. Montenegro,
the insurgent commander-in-chief. is
reported to be personally conducting
the movements in front of Gen. King's
line at San Pedro Macati.
The signal corps is arranging signals
with the navy for future operations
on the left.
With the exception of the port of
Iloilo, trade with Philippine ports Is
still blockaded.
Snlvntiom Army "Will Extend lis
Work to the Orient.
NEW YORK, Feb. 19.— The Salvation
Army will soon invade the Philippines,
there to teach the natives a religion
which is unknown to them. Even now
an officer of the organization is on the
ground. His last report to the army
headquarters in this city is so en
couraging that reinforcements will
speedily m sent to him.
"Until conditions over there are more
settled," said Col. Higgins, of the head
quarters staff, "we do not deem it ad
visable to inaugurate our work in the
Philippines, but the work will certain
ly be undertaker:' before the close of
the present year. We anticipate a great
success. Our army has done great
work in India and other out of the way
corners of the world."
Will Endeavor to Interest Eorope
In <(n- Filipinos* Cnnse.
MONTREAL,, Feb. 19.— Senor Agon
cillo and his compatriot, Senor Marti,
left Montreal at 6 o'clock this evening
bound for New York, en route to Lon
don, expecting to sail on Wednesday.
Agoncillo realizes now that the treaty
has been passed and signed; that his
mission to the United States is ended,
and now he will make the next move
In the game, the attempt to interest
the powers of Europe in the Philip
Another TraiiNport With Men for
Manila Leaves New York.
NEW YORK. Feb.. 19.— The United
States transport Sheridan sailed today
for Manila, passing out from quaran
tine at 3:45 this afternoon.
Meeting Held at WnnhinKton to Ad
vance the Monmnent Project.
WASHINGTON, D. C. Feb. 19.—Co
i lumbus theater was well fifled tonight
at a meeting hold by the Sons of the
Revolution and Sons of the American
I Revolution in aid of the proposed
j statue to Lafayette to be erected in
i Paris during the exposition. Well
j known public men and citizens of the
j district were present and encouraged
the idea in patriotic speeches, which
were enthusiastically received. E. B.
Hay, of Washington, called the as
semblage to order and introduced
Chapin Bross, of this city, who pre
! sided and opened the proceedings with
| a speech approving the scheme. The
Marine band furnished music.
Robert P. Thompson, of Chicago, sec
| retary of the Lafayette Memorial as
sociation and the originator of the
idea of a statue to be erected by Amer
j icans, was present and delivered an
j interesting address.
Fifty Mile* to the Good in the San
Frnneiseo Ilnee.
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 19.— The six
day race was ended at 10:15 tonight,
] thirty-nine minutes ahead of time. It
I was obvious that the men could not
change their relative positions. The
I final score was:
Miller, 2,197 miles 0 laps; Aaronson
j 2,146.0; Fredericks, 2,090.2; Hale, 2,062.0;
I Gimm, 2,060.0; Nawn, 2,012.2; Alberts'
| 1,828.2; Barnaby, 1,792.7; Pilkington|
1,729.0; Lawson, 1,635.4; Julius. 1,501.4;
Ashinger, 1,500.6.
The six leading men were within Mil
ler's former record.
Osonr Has Recovered.
LONDON, Feb. 20.— The Dally Chronicle's
Stockholm correspondent says that the health
of King Oscar has been restored, and that
he has resumed the government amid general
{ rejoicings.
Allegation That Naturalisation Pa
pers Wen- Unaed In the Name of
the Jndßp "When Me Wu* Not
l'rtnenl l.cltcrs and Affidavit*
in the PoxaesKlon of a W 'linens
Who Will Be Examined Today.
BISMARCK, N. D., Feb. 19.—(Spe
cial.) — There will be some evidence ad
duced at the next meeting of the Glas
pell investigating committee which
will hardly be to the liking of the
friends of the judge.
There is a gentleman now in thla
city for the purpose of appearing as a
witness before the committee, with
certified copies of citizenship papers
issued in Logan county by the order
of Judge Glaspell which, it is alleged,
were not signed by the judge until the
December following the election. These
papers set forth that they were grant
ed in open court during a regular term
by the presiding Judge, when, as a
matter of fact, according to tfce affida
vits, Judge Glaspell was mites away
from Napoleon, and did not sign the
naturalization book until it was ex
pressed to him at Jamestown.
This same gentleman, it is asserted,
has a copy of a letter which bears the
signature of Judge Glaspell, asking
that the naturalization book be ex
pressed to him at Jamestown and In
quiring whether the court records
show that the court was open at the
time the papers in question were is
Bearing on this point a certified copy
of the court record will be produced
to establish the fact that the court
was not open on the date the papers
were granted.
This, in the opinion of the enemies
of Judge Glaspell, is the most direct and
damaging evidence secured, and, as
eight naturalization papers thus issued
resulted in a majority of four and the
removal of the county seat from Na
poleon, it is regarded as especially se
rious. The supreme court will be ask
ed to order the county seat returned
to Napoleon. -
Three Interesting; Papers Rend at
the Final Public Session.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 19.— There was
a large attendance at the final public
session today at the Church of Our
Savior of the triennial congress of the
National Council of Women. The busi
ness of the council will be closed at
a secret session tomorrow.
The first paper of today was by Mary
Newbury Evans, of lowa, entitled
"Saint Hilda of Whitby— How Abbess
es Were Educators and Civilizers.'"
She briefly reviewed the life of this
remarkable woman and her work
at Whitby.
Elizabeth Grannis, of New York,
read a paper entitled "Is the Church
Universal a Hindrance or a Help to
the Development of Womankind?"
Christ, she said, came to establish the
church universal, and there can be no
justification for any division, branch
or denomination of the church. It should
ever hold the banner of unity and
should work individually and collec
tively to make visible the oneness of
the church of Christ throughout the
"The Message of the Madonna," by
Elizabeth Herbert, of Illinois, closed
the meeting.
Demanded Their Money Back and
Then Broke the Furniture.
CHICAGO, Feb. 19.— A riot in which
2,000 men, women and children took
part occurred this afternoon at the
Star theater, Sedgwick and Division
streets, and before the police arrived
the interior of the theater had been
badly damaged.
Scenery which was to have been
used in the presentation of a play had
been tied up by legal proceedings, and
after the audience had waited until
4:30 p. m. for the curtain to go up
many began to clamor for the return
of their money. They were refused at
the box office, and two minutes after
ward chairs were broken in pieces and
hurled about, chandeliers were broken,
carpets were torn up. and the side
walk outside the theater was a mass
of yelling, fighting humanity. The
clanging of the patrol wagon bell scat
tered the crowd in a hurry, however.
Later in the afternoon money was
refunded to those who presented their
All Landed Despite an Early He
fuNiil—Gale Still Continues.
PONTA DELGADA, Azores, Feb. 19.
— Early this morning the passengers of
the steamer Pavonia, from Liverpool
for Boston, when requested to leave
the ship declined to do so, but the ter
rible gale continuing they have all
The Pavonia is still anchored in the
roadstead. Her position is insecure,
as her engines are not in workable
The Italian bark Cinque has been
wrecked in the roadstead, and her crew
were saved with the utmost difficulty,
and it is feared that the British bark
Thomas Thompson will meet the same
fate. -
Scope of the Cr.ar't* Pence Pro-
Rramme Limited to One Thins.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 19. — Hon.
Ethan Allen Hitchcock, who is to suc
ceed Secretary Bliss at the head of the
interior department, reached Washing
ton from New York this afternoon.
The new secretary expects to call on
President McKinley tomorrow and will
commence his new duties at the pleas
ure of the president, probably tomor
row. The new secretarj-% in an Inter
view, corrected what life said was a
popular wrong impression about the
czar's so-called disarma i ?nent prop3sal
made to the powers of the world.
"This proposition," said he, "is not
for a disarmament, but for the calling
of a conference for the purpose of
reaching an agreement not to increase
Tal Lien V.'nn the Scene of a Bloody
Battle Between the Old and Neve
Regimes Now Straggline for
Mastery In the Great Umpire of
the Ktint The Native* Badly
PI2KIN, Feb. 19.— A serious conflict
hns taken place between the Russians
and Chinese at Tai Lien Wan, 300 of
the latter being killed. It is said to
have originated In a question' of tax
DETROIT, Mich., Feb. 19. — Lord
Charles Beresford, en route from Chi
cago to the East, was seen in Detroit
tor|j?ht in relation to the battle in
China at Tai Lien Wan between Rus
sians and Chinese. Lord Beresford
said that such a battle was what he
■ Mil.
Desirable Tenants tor stores
(Formerly tho Market House.)
Corner Wabaslia and Seventn Streets.
find Improved to suit all Tenants. Rents
Reasonable, Leases for long or short terms given.
Best location in town. Apply to ttie Board
of Directors ol the Public
Library, or
had been expecting for some time, and
that the incident would shVke the
Chinese government more than any
thing that has occurred, and trade
would also suffer.
As to the statement that the trouble
was caused by a question of taxation,
his lordship said that he could not un
derstand how that could be the cause, i
unless the Russians had recently be
gun taxing the Chinese. He though*
it likely that the Russians had taken
and not paid what the Inhabitants
thought was right.
Tai Lien Wan, he said, is about 100
miles from Port Arthur, the Russian
coaling station and headquarters in
China. In and aboui the two places
is a Russian army of about 14,000 to
20,000 men. The Chinese army in
Manchuria, in which province both
places are situated, consists of about
16,000 men, of whom, however, but 3,000 '
are sufficiently drilled to be of any use i
in actual warfare. The rest Lord i
Charles described as coolies dressed in j
military jackets. The Chinese, how- j
ever, recently have shipped a quantity !
of arms and ammunition into that lo- i
cality, so that their forces may now !
be in better condition, his lordship
said, than when he was there.
"Russia has obtained such a hold In
Manchuria," said he, "that I consider |
| it extremely improbable that, no mat- I
ter what may be the final disposition
of China, Russia will ever be driven !
Representations Froun Germany and 1
the tutted *«::(•* on Samoa.
LONDON. Feb. 20.— The Berlin cor
respondent of the Times says: "It •
appears that Germany has protested
to the Washington government against !
j the action of Chief Justice Chambers
I In Samoa, while America has entered I
a counter proposition against the ac- i
tion of the German consul. It is sug- j
gested in influential circles here that ;
the best solution if the difficulty would !
be a disavowal of their representa- !
tives by all three powers, thus clear- !
ing the way for a unanimous decision." |
The Standard's Berlin correspondent \
says that no request from America i
for the recall of the German officials ,
in Samoa has been received in Berlin, I
and that none is expected.
A. I.riiK'th.t Statement Given Out I>y
the War Department.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 19.— The war
department today gave out and re
quested the publication of a lengthy
statement, which is in effect a plea
for the Hull bill, to come up in the
eenate for action tomorrow. After re
citing the provisions of the Hull bill
and that offered by Mr. Cockrell on
behalf of the minority of the senate
committee, the statement says:
The returns of the war department show
the strength of the regular army at this time
to be only a few leas than 60,000 enlisted
men. Of these there are nearly 14.000 in Cuba
and a like number at or an route to the
Philippines, and in Porto Rico, 4,58 c, leaving
the total enlisted men of the regular army
in the United States 24,000. Of these 6,000
are held In readiness for dispatch to rein
force the army at Manila. This would leave
the total enlisted strength of the army within !
the United States less than 18,000, or nearly
4,000 less than are necessary to furnish a sin
gle relief to man the guns now on our seacoaot
fortifications. It would compel the abandon
ment of all our posts in the interior, would
strip the Indian country of troops and leave
none to supply the requirements of an exi
gent condition.
After setting forth the needs of the
various staff bureaus, military schools^
and of promotion for officers who dis
tinguished themselves during the war—
i all of which needs, in the opinion of
PRICE TWO CENTS— J «« r "5" «Sw
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the war department, would be met
by the Hull bill, the report concludes
ub follows:
The natives of Cuba, Porto Rico and the
Philippines do not understand our purposes
and ways of government sufficiently to ad
mit of their being made part of our military
establishment. Our officers who have had
greatest experience with them are of this
opinion. In time this could doubtless be done,
but it will require education.
Keoknk, 10., Pastors Preached Yes
terday on Municipal Ittsues.
KEOKUK, 10., Feb. 19.— The pastors
of the local ministerial association
preached In eight churches today on
"Lawlessness In Keokuk: Who Is to
The announcement created a sensa
tion and all the churches were filled.
There has been much talk recently
about the growing Immorality and vice
in this city and the united effort of
the ministers In the outgrowth of that
The city elections for mayor, marchal
and superior judge will be held April
3, and this may have stirred the
preachers to action, In an atterppt to
improve on recent city administrations.
Chair Factory Plant Valued at
$300,000 Is Already a To-ial Los*,
and the Finnic* Are Spreading to
the Adjoining: Lnmber Yards.
19.— Fire, which started at 9:30 o'clock
tonight, in the large plant of the Wis
consin Chair company, threatens to de
stroy the whole town. Help was tele
graphed for from Milwaukee and She
At 11:30 tonight, the chair factory Is
a total less. This pla.nl alone Is valued
at $300,000 and employs 600 hands.
Large lumber yards adjoin the big
structure and the flames are spreading
with great rapidity. A second engine
started from Milwaukee at 11:30, when
there seemd to b no prcspct that the
fire would be checked.
At 1 a. m. the Wilson house, the
largest hotel In town, is burning. The
flames spread to an unoccupied foun
dry, formerly occupied by the Western
Malleable Iron company, and soon re
duced it to ashes, with several shanties.
At 1:30 o'clock the flames still re
main unchecked and threaten the bus
iness portion of the town.
Manila Mortality. ji
WASHINGTON. Feb. 19.— MaJ. Qen. '!
Otis reports to the war department un
der today's date the following deaths:
Feb. s— Private D. E. White, Company
G, Eighteenth Infantry, Iloilo, malarial
Feb. 11— Private Damlan Crossman, Com
pany C, First Washington,- chronic di
Feb. 14— Commissary Sergeant A. J.
Smith, U. S. R.. retired, heart failure.
Feb. 13— Private W. M. Osborne, Com
pany F, First South Dakota, variola.
Feb. 17— Private Jacob Stassen, Company
H, Twenty-third infantry, heart failure.
Died of Wounds Received in Action— Feb.
12— Privates Clarence G. Uriggs, band,
First Montana; Bruno Puttker, Com
pany X, Third artillery; Feb. 13—Wil
liam Meyersiek, Company I, First Mon
tana; Feb. 16— J. J. Campbell, Company
M, First Montana.
Gen. Otis also reports the following addi
tional c?.sur.lt;rs:
First Washington, wounded, Feb. 17—
Sergeants Reno D. Hoppe, slight; I^roy
Chields. Company L. moderate; Corporal
W. L. Smith. Privates Edward S. Dyer,
Lagonier; Henry C. Mailer, Company
C, injured slightly, explosion.
First Nebraska, wounded, Feb. 15 — Musi
cian William 11. Dlsbrow, Company H,
severe, right thigh; Lieut. Bert D.
Whcdon, doing well.
Crew Brottifflit <>n by the Britlnh
Steamer Lord C'harleniont.
BALTIMORE. Feb. .19. — A report
reached here tonight through the Mer
chants' Exchange Marine News bu
reau that the British steamer Lord
Charlemont, from Ardossard for Bal
timore, had passed in at Cape Henry,
where she signaled she had on board
a shipwrecked crew. The Lord Charle
mont did not drop anchor at Cape
Henry and will not do so until she
reaches Baltimore, which may not be
until tomorrow night.
Her captain in signaling did not say
to what vessel the shipwrecked crew
belonged, and there are no means of
getting particulars.
Every Precaution on the Part of the
Police Taken to Prevent v Gen
eral Outbreak Loahet Faction
Worsted In Encounters on the-
Streets NuineronN ArreHtH Made
City Quiet at a Late Hour.
PARIS, Feb. 19.— Police measures for
the maintenance of order have been
taken on an extensive scale and the
city Is more quiet. M. Loubet did not
liuit his residence at the Luxemburg
until c o'clock this evening.
Towards 7 o'clock demonstrations oc
curred In front of the residence of Se
bastian Faure's anarchist paper, the
Journal de Petit, on the Boulevard
Marte, for and against Loubet. Several
persons were injured.
The partisans of the newly elected
president were worsted and moved off
to the Cafe Brevet, where they were
again attacked and dispersed. Many
arrests were made.
Similar encounters occurred at 9
o'clock at the office of Libre Parole.
Still later there were more serious
disorders at the Bazaar Delvide. on the
Boulevard Montmartre, where several
women were injured and trampled.
Seriouß disorders also occurred at the
Cafe dcs Panoramas, where blows were
freely exchanged.
At 11 o'clock an enthusiastic crowd
was demonstrating in favor of M. Zola.
Towards midnight crowds broke win
dows of the Rothschilds' offices and
another group wrecked the office of the
Antl-Juif. Minor disturbances took
place in various parts of the city, but
at midnight quietude had almost been
In the course of the demonstrations
the Dreyfusards attempted to invade
the offices of the Petit Journal. Find
ing the doors barred they smashed the
At the Hall of the Thousand Columns
700 Bonapartists made a protest against
the election of M. Loubet. Several per
sons who interrupted the proceedings
were ejected. When the meeting broke
up there were some slight disorders and
several arrests were made.
Altogether 100 arrests have been
made in connection with today's dis
turbance. There is every sign of a
campaign against President Loubet,
similar to that which drove Casimlr-
Perier to resign. Clearly La Patrie
Francaise will leave no stone unturned
to achieve this object, its chief ground
of objection being that the president
is a Dreyfusard.
Tomorrow M. Dupuy will ask the
chamber of deputies to vote $32,000 for
the obsequies of M. Faure. This was
the amount voted for President Car
not's funeral. President Loubet, fol
lowing the precedent set by President
Casimir-Perier. will attend ths obse- ,
M. Loubet will preside at the first
cabinet council of the new administra
tion on Tuesday.
On the advice of medical attendants
the remains of M. Faure were placed
in the coffin this morning, in the pres
ence of M. Dupuy. This afternoon
crowds filed past the bier. Mme. Faure
continues to receive telegrams of con
dolence from all parts of the world.
M. Loubet is receiving a host of con
gratulatory telegrams. The Temps re
joices in his election as "the best pos
sible choice."
The Journal dcs Debats, which is
more guarded, will wait to see him
actually at work.
The Liberte exhorts him to remove
the impression that he was elected in
the interest of Dreyfus.
It is estimated that fully 20,000 per
sons viewed the body of M. Faure to
day. The family of the dead president
spent some time by the body today,
prior to the touching ceremony of plac
ing the remains in the casket, which
took place at noon. M. Dupuy stood at
the foot of the casket, while the de
ceased's military household marched
in and took up a position behind the
premier. MM. Berg, Legat and Blondet
were aiso present.
With tears in his eyes M. Berg cut
a few locks of hair from M. Faure's
head and kissed "his left hand, an ex
ample which was followed by M. Legat
and M. Blondet.
Four mutes then gently raised the
body and placed it within the coflin,
which fitted in a leaden shell, the cover
of which was soldered down, leaving
a glass-covered aperture through which
the face of the dead president is visible.
Upon the silver plate of the casket is
a simple inscription, which describes
the deceased as president of the repub
lic and master of the Legion of Honor,
and gives the date of his birth and
After the ceremony of coffining the
remains was completed the casket was
replaced upon the catalfalque and the
public was again admitted to view the
\<> Voice In France to Defend the
>>w Prenldent.
LONDON, Feb. 20.— The Paris cor
respondent of the Daily Mail describes
the scenes at the Versailles election
as a "Donnybrook fair," with a t u -h
of tragedy therein, "the tragedy of a
newly-chosen ruler attempting to ig
nore his own unpopularity and smil
ingly returning thanks for congratula
"I believe," says the correspondent,
"that the riotous scenes in Paris are
only a foretaste of what Is coming.
Last night the boulevards were the
battlefields, and nowhere was there a
voice to glorify the new president. To
day the press is uncommonly rancor
ous. Here are samples of the epi
thets heaped upon Loubet: "Imbe
cile," "Panamaist," "Wretch," "Liar,"
"Perjurer," and "Avowed protector of
the Dreyfusards."
Fonr Found Dead.
PHILADELPHIA. Feb. li).— Mrs. Charle3
Fahrenkamp, aged 33 years, her two chil
dren, Florence and William, aged 10 and 9
years respectively, and an unknown woman,
aged 35, were found dead today in a room in
Mrs. Fahrenkamp's house. No. 416 North
Fourteenth street. The gas was turned on.
and life had apparently been extinct for epv
eial clays. Mrs. Fahrenkamp's husband, who
Is a traveling salesman, lett home about a
week ato on a business trip for his firm.

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