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VOL. XXII.— NO. 72.
Blockade Wan Abnwlntely Complete
During tlit' Early Hours of
Steam Rnilroadti Also Suffered Se
rtouM lit'iiijn by Reason of the
Deiwe Mantra That Drifted Into 1
the Cuts Telephone Linen Be
tween the Cities Blon-n Down—
IloKran'H Alley Troupe Blockaded.
If Bt. Paul ever offended the weath
er man, right royally has he evened
things up by throwing down into the
streets, between 5 o'clock Saturday
and 11 o'clock yesterday, fifteen solid
Inches of snow. It may be all right
to do that sort of thing at this season
of the year, but a long-suffering public
will remember this little act of un
kindness for many a long day to come.
It was the heaviest precipitation in
fifteen years. A record of snow fall
has only been kept in the observer's
office since 1885, and the nearest ap
proach that Observer Lyons could as
certain by reference to his records to
such a heavy fall was Nov. 16, 1886.
when fourteen Inches of snow fell; Feb
27, 1893, when fourteen inches fell, and
Nov. 21, 189 S. there was a fall of ten
inches. The worst part of the storm
was that there is no consolation to be
derived from thinking that the rest
of the country suffered as much as St.
Paul, for it didn't. The storm was
exceedingly local in its nature, and
almost the entire force was spent in
the immediate vicinity of St. Paul and
All day yesterday the snow lay upon
the sidewalks where it fell and upon
the streets in great drifts four and five
feet high. No effort was made to re
move it. Possibly citizens were fear-
ful that they would break the Sab
bath if they cleaned their walks, and
esen the street railway company felt
a general apathy and unholy aversion
to anything like an extra effort to get
their cars running at all, to say noth
ing of having them run on schedule
time. Half a dozen Como interurban
cars were stalled all night at St. An
thony Park, and as many on the Ham
line line failed to find their way back
to the starting point until yesterday.
The Selby cars started yesterday
morning at 7 o'clock, and by 9:30 were
running on schedule time, but it was
tlie only line in the city to do so. The
Interurban got started at 12 o'clock,
the Grand avenue and Rice street at
2. the Seventh street at 3, and the Como
Interurban, after a fashion, at 5
o'clock, but at the last named hour the
Jackson street, Hamline, Maria ave
nue, Mississippi street, Stryker, State,
Fort Snelling, Groveland Park and
Lafayette avenue cars had scarcely
made an attempt to start, nor will they
all be running with anything like reg
ularity until noon today. The com
pany has its usual street force at
Every railroad train coming into the
city yesterday, except the Northern
Pacific overland train, which arrived
two minutes ahead of time, was late;
the Omaha, from the West, due at
7:25, arrived at 10:25; the Omaha, from
Chicago, due at 8:50, arrived at 10:45;
the Burlington, from Chicago, due at
7:45, arrived at 11:05; the Milwaukee,
from Chicago, due at 7:50, arrived with
four engines at 8:25; the Hastings &
Dakota, from the West, due at 8:15,
arrived at 4:15, and all other incoming
trains were from one to four hours
The Western Union Telegraph com
pany reported all its wires up and mi
working order and had not suffered
from the storm. The North American
Telegraph and Postal company report
ed its wires in bad shape between St.
Paul and Dubuque, but enough were
working to transact the Sunday busi
ness and would be straightened out by
today. The Northwestern Telephone
Exchange company was the wcrst suf
ferer and will not yet be able to give
the usual service to Minneapolis to
day, at least for a few hours. West of
the viaduct, at the Minnesota transfer,
eighteen poles are down, being broken
off at from ten to fifteen feet from
the ground. There are 200 wires on these
poles, and they He in a very tangled
condition; the company's entire force
of 100 men were kept at work all night
and the company expects to have the
wires up about noon today.
These lines were blown down by the
high wind Saturday evening and gave
a bad scare to the residents in the
vicinity, two of the poles, with their
loads of copper and Ice. falling directly
upon the roofs of the small buildings
which face University avenue on the
south side of the road.
The network of wires also absolutely
blocked the Minnesota transfer tracks,
and before that company could get its
engines at work yesterday morning it
was necessary to cut the wires. No one
was hurt in the crash, as no pedes
trians were out at the time and the
roofs of the structures menaced stood
the shock.
Along the University avenue line the
drifts were especially high. Near Lex
ington park the snow had drifted in
one place until it was higher than the
street lamps. The drift was built up
by the wind from the small windrow
left by the street railway snowplows
before they abandoned operations Sat
urday night.
Observor Lyons says that there are
no more snow storms in sight and gen
tle spring is knocking at the doors of
the city, and the keeper of the gates
is derelict in his duty if he does not
immediately open to the knock, and
with this piece of information the ob
server turned wearily to his desk as
though the weight of all this winter's
weather lay heavily upon his con
Theatrical Company Twelve Honrg
Between Stillwater and St. Paul.
The principal scene in the farce
comedy, "Hogan's Alley," is a roof
garden in New York on a hot sum
mer's night. That scene will be chang
ed and a midwinter scene, represent
ing a snowbound party in Minnesota,
will be substituted.
For the "Yellow Kid" and "Liz" were
snowbound yesterday on a St. Paul &
Duluth train in the vicinity of Sum
mit, Washington county, and for
twelve hours they were unable to move
in any direction, but were obliged to
sit in their car and starve. They did
not arrive in St. Paul until 10:30 last
night, and in consequence there was
no performance at the Grand opera
house, where they were to have opened
a week's engagement.
There are sixteen members of the
company, headed by John' P. Leonard
and Barney Gilmore. They played in
Dubuque Friday night and in Still
water Saturday night, and at 3 a. m.
yesterday they boarded a St. Paul &
Duluth train and started for this city,
where they were to have arrived at 11
o'clock a. m., not p. m.
The snow was pretty deep near Still
water, but the engineer had no thought
but that he could get his train through
in fair time- for the main track was
clear and there appeared to be no very
great obstacles in the way. But as the
train advanced toward White Bear the
snowdrifts became deeper and deeper
and the train's progress became slower
and slower, until in a cut near Summit
it ran into a bank of snow eight feet
deep. The engineer put on a full head
of steam, but it was no use. The snow
was too much for the locomotive and
it was finally forced to give up tire
struggle and admit defeat. It was
stuck fast and there was no way out
except to dig it out.
When the train failed to arrive at
White Bear on time a dispatch was
sen* from that place to Stillwater, In
quiring what had happened. That was
the first Intimation the agent in Still
water had that anything was wrong.
An operator was dispatched to look
for the missing train. He caught up
with it in the cut and, tapping a wire,
telegraphed in to Stillwater for assis
There were no snow ploughs at Still
water and a wrecking train with a
gang of men, armed with shovels, was
immediately dispatched to the snow
bound train from St. Paul, but when
it was within a mile it struck a snow
bank and the men had to shovel a way
for their own train to get on.
Meanwhile the hours were passing
and the Yellow Kid and his pals were
becoming impatient. They were get
ting hungry and there was no food on
the train. At length the ladies could
not stand the process of starvation any
longer and appealed to the men to help
The "Yellow Kid" promptly suggest
ed that some one living in the vicinity
might have something to eat, and ev
ery male volunteered to follow the
"Yellow Kid" to the nearest house. It
was fully half a mile from the train,
but they finally reached the place. A
timid old lady opened the door when
the Yellow Kid knocked and surveyed
the party with considerable wonder.
The situation was quickfy explained
to her and she immediately assured
the party that while she did not ap
prove of theaters yet she would not
6ee play-actors starve and she would
give them the best in the house. Had
they arrived an hour earlier she would
have been able to offer them steak
and onions, but it had all been eaten
for dinner, and she could only give
them ham sandwiches. And she gave
them sixteen, enough to go around
After dinner the hours passed more
swiftly, but the train seemed no near
er St. Paul. It was 8 o'clock before
the track was cleared and the train
proceeded to White Bear. And it was
just 10:30 when the' train drew into the
union depot. The members of the
company lost no time In climbing into
hacks and were driven to the Metro-
Continued on Second Page.
MONDAY MORNING- — MAfiCH 13, 1899.
Not a Soldier of Fob-tune, bat
a Friend of Free
Notified of the Deposition of the
Coniinander-in-Chief, but I'nnlll
-lit;t to ICxpre»M Any View as to
Us Effect Upon the Course of
Events Assembly linn Not Been
Officially Recognized.
HAVANA, March 12.— Gen. Maximo
Gomez has issued the following state
ment to the Cuban people nnd army:
"By use of the supreme faculties
with which li, is endowed, the asseir.
bly, representing the army only, has
deposed me a» commander in-ehiuf of
th»> Cuban army, whicn grade it con
feu ed upon me during the last war.
As commander-ln-chief I always fol
lowed the dictates of my beat c«t
pciextce and the call of great national
needs I endeavored in nil circum
stances to fulfill my duty.
"The assembly considers the fact
that I do not aid it in efforts to raise
loans which later would compromise
the grea + est financial and political in
terests of Cuba to be an act of jrcsub
ordination and of want of respect. The
primary cause for the action taken
against me is my conviction that Cuba
should begin the exercise of its own
sovereignty as a republic of union and
concord, proclaimed at Monte Crlsto
and maintained uniformly on the field
of battle, free from all compromises,
keeping the nation's honor spotless.
"As for the rest, as a sincere man,
I confess I thank them, because they
relieve me of great political obliga
tions and also leave me free to return
to my abandoned home, which dm ing
thirty years of continual strife for the
good of this country, that I love so '
much, has been my one aspiration. For
eigner as I am, I did not come to the
service of this country in helping it
to defend its just cause as a mercenary
soldier; and, consequently, since the
oppressive power of Spain has with
drawn from this land and left Cuba in
freedom, I have sheathed my sword,
myself thinking I had finished my mis
sion which I had voluntarily imposed
upon myself.
"I am owed nothing. I owe nothing.
I retire contented and satisfied at hav
ing done all I could for the benefit of
my brothers. Wherever destiny rules
that I make my home, there can the
Cubans depend upon a friend."
Gov. Gen. Brooke was notified last
night of the deposition of Gomez and
when seen this morning he was much
interested to learn the details of the
assembly's proceedings. He said he
could not express an opinion as to the
effect of the assembly's action upon
the future relations between Gomez and
the United States, particularly in the
matter of disbursing the $3,000,000 of
fered by Washington to the Cuban
troops as a condition of disbandment,
but the impression seems to be among
the American authorities tliat, as the
assembly has never been officially rec
ognized by the United States govern
ment, its action, so far as Washington
is concerned, will not amount to more
than the resolutions of any other body
of individuals.
The assembly is being strongly cen
sured by Cubans on all sides, and there
were popular demonstrations this aft
ernoon in favor of the deposed com
mander-in-chief, the crowds shouting:
"Long live Gomez!" "Death to the as
Gen. Gomez during the day received
numerous visitors, all of whom assur
ed him of their affection and loyalty
and that the declarations by the as
sembly could not represent even the
army, as the elections which gave its
members their present positions are
really voidable for illegality and po
litical jobbery.
There is no doubt that the majority
of the public support Gomez as against
the assembly. The local press will
probably attack the assembly, urging
its dissolution as the solution of the
matter, and adding that there are no
reasons why the United States gov
ernment should not continue to treat
with Gen. Gomez in the matter of pay
ment of the troops.
It is said on good authority that the
pay rolls Gomez is preparing to hand
Gen. Brooke are most complete, full
and fair, and that when the army
learns he can aid the troops in procur
ing $3,000,000, whereas It is problemat
ical whether the assembly can obtain
anything, there is little doubt as to the
Bide the army will take in the contro
versy. The troops are tired of the
poor and insufficient .food, and the in
dications are they will readily dis
band on the receipt of $3,000,000, unless
deceived by the assembly with prom
The question of a successor as Com
mander-in-chief has not yet been~c3&
sidered, but Gen. Mayal Roderiguez is
the next in command. No doubt Gen.
Gomez technically exceeded his au
thority in acting independently of the
assembly. His course was certainly
calculated to arouse jealousy in that
body; but it Is becoming more and
more apparent that the assembly's ac
tion was largely the result of personal
spite and a desire to avenge slights. It
is well known that there has long been
trouble between Gen. Gomz and certain
The patriotic clubs have decided to
abolish the Junta Patriotica, the mem
bers of which are elected by them, and
to establish a patriotic league in its
place. Gen. Gomez, it is. said, will be
asked to accept the presidency of the
new organization.
Move to Tnrn the Property Into a
Public Park.
Santiago de cuba, March 12.—
A movement is on foot here to per
suade the United States government to
purchase San Juan hill, to be used as
a public park. The idea is that a cer
tain portion could be set apart to be
used as an American cemetery and the
site of a mortuary church. A few
thousand dollars spent upon the rest
would make a beautiful recreation
ground, including a half-mile race
track, a base ball diamond and tennis
Gen. Leonard Wood, military gov
ernor, and other prominent Americans
favor the project.
•♦- __
Members of the Creiv Tell the Story
of the Perilous Trip.
LIVERPOOL, March 12.— The officers
of the Cunard liner Pavonia maintain
the utmost reticence regarding the
steamer's experience. It was gleaned
from the crew, however, on their dis
persal that the Pavonia passed through
a terrible ordeal. Her troubles began
with a terrific gale on Jan, 30. For
three days the engines were slowed and
mountainous seas tossed the steamer
like a shuttlecock. Then her boilers
began to move in their cradles and to
bump against each other. It is not
true, however, that they bumped her
sides, for if this had been the case the
crew says she would not have floated
long. Eventually the engineers secured
the boilers with ropes and chains and
the bumping ceased; but it was found
that the steampipes were broken.
The crew, it appears, never lost confi
dence, though they assert the vessel
rolled so tremendously that it would
have been possible many times to walk
on her inner sides. Three boats were
lost, part of the port rail and the gal
ley were carried away and the back
house was stove in. Altogether as the
Pavonla now lies at the dock, she pre
sents a dilapidated spectacle.
Ca.pt. McDousall Confirms the Iln
mors of a Consolidation.
DULUTH, Minn., March 12. — Capt.
McDougall, of the American Steel
Barge company, confirms the report
that plans are now making for combin
ing six of the large shipbuilding con
cerns of the great lakes. The plant of
the American Steel Barge company has
just been appraised by expert shipyard
men. With this company will. be com
bined the Globe Iron works and the
Cleveland Shipbuilding company, of
Cleveland; the Chicago Shipbuilding
company, of South Chicago; the Mil
waukee Dry Dock company, of Mil
waukee, and the Detroit Dry Dock
The report that the Federal Steel
company was to be connected wi^h the
organization is denied. The capital
stock of the organization has not been
stated, but will be in the neighborhood
of $15,000,000.
Capt. McDougall and J. P. Sheldon.of
the Cleveland Shipbuilding company,
are mentioned for the presidency of
the new company.
Held Up by Two Highirajmeii and
Seriously Injured.
BRAINERD, Minn., March 12.—
(Special.)— At 1:30 o'clock this morning
A. Olsen, a merchant tailor of this city,
was knocked down and robbed while
on his way home by two men, who
knocked him senseless by gtriklng him
several times on the head and face
with a billy made of shot. They took
his watch and then were frightened
away, as they did not get consider
able money Mr. Olsen had.
Mr. Olsen's injuries are very severe,
but h e will probably recover. He re
gained his senses sufficiently in a few
minutes to make his way home and
the police were notified.
Two young men about town, Jacob
Sylvester and Al Phiber, were arrested
a short time afterwards for the hold
up and are now in jail. They were
seen coming from the direction of the
assault, and Sylvester's clothes were
covered with bloot l
TEN IN 1807
Idea of the Late Candidate a*
to the 1900 Nom
Among; Them the Matter of the Ini
tiative and Referendum nnd the
Plutocracy Fostered by Republic
anism ATe Conapicuons — Letter
Written Be-fore Expansion Was a
Matter of Public Interest.
NEW YORK, March 12.— The Verdict
will tomorrow print a letter, for the
first time made public, written by Wil
liam J. Bryan in 1897 to a Chicago
editor. It is dated Lincoln, Neb., Nov.
14, 1897, and, after referring to per
sonal matters, 6ays:
"As I think I stated in my letter to
Mr. Flower, I am in favor of the initia
tive and referendum, as near as it can
be applied to our conditions, and as
sisted in the adoption of such a plank
in our state convention, but I believe
an attempt to give that such promi
nence as you seem to give it means
harm rather than advantage to the
other reforms upon which the people
are ready to act. I may be mistaken,
but such is my opinion.
"In your letter you add the subject
of government ownership of railways,
although your circular does not men
tion this. You are in error in suppos
ing that I have advocated the govern
ment ownership of railways. I have
been so busily engaged In the study
and discussion of the questions which
have been Immediately before us that
I have not had time to examine into the
effect of government ownership of rail
roads in other countries. Events have
forced other issues Into the foreground
and the people are ready to act upon
them. Assisting them to pass over the
old Issues and take up new ones would
be to admit we were wrong last fall
and weaken the force of our arguments.
"I note what you say in regard to
the desire of those whom you represent
to support me in 1900. I think 1900 is
too far ahead for us to know who may
be most available at that time. We
are entitled to the most available man,
whoever he may be, and the events of
the next three years will be enabled to
aid us in selecting him. Those who are
trying to overthrow the reign of plu
tocracy inaugurated by the Republic
an party will have to do the best they
can, each following his own judgment,
and I trust our forces may be concen
trated upon certain reforms held in
common rather than divided whan the
next battle begins."
Delaware Legislature Will Adjourn.
Today Without a Choice.
DOVER, Del., March 12.— The legis
lature which has been Ineffectually
voting for a United States senator
since Jan. 12, will adjourn sine die to
morrow at noon. There are many ru
mors tonight of possible sensations in
the joint session tomorrow.
General Will Not Arrive From Ha
vana Before Tumiliij.
SPRINOFIEDD, 0., March 12.— Mrs.
J. Warren Keifer, wife of Maj. Gen.
Keifer, died here at 3 o'clock this morn
ing of pneumonia. She had been ill but
little over a week. Maj. Gen. Keifer
and his son, Capt. Keifer, a member
of his staff, are on their way home
from' Havana, but will not arrive until
Tuesday or Wednesday.
Mrs. Keifer was sixty-four years of
age, having been married to Gen.
Keifer in 1860. President Ar
thur's administration, while Gen. Keif
er was speaker of the house, Mrs.
Keifer was a prominent figura in Wash
ington society.
AH of the Crew Rescued After Some
Some Narrow Km-apex.
CROOK HAVEN, Ireland, March
12. — The British steamer Owestria,
Capt. Simon, from Norfolk, via New
port News, for Manchester, stranded
in the fog at 10 o'clock this morning
in Dunlough bay.
Part of her crew soon reached shore,
but others were missing for several
hours and there was the greatest anx
iety as to their fate. Eventually the
missing men reached Crook Haven,
maniy having had miraculous escapes.
The local people displayed great
bravery in saving life. The Owestria's
cargo is washing ashore and the ves
sel is a total wreck. If the weather
freshens she will probably soon break
Weather Forecast for St. Paul.
Fairi Warmer.
I— Otis Advances His Line.
Blizzard a Record Breaker.
Bryan Outlines His Creed.
Gen. Gomez Says Farewell.
2— Patient Attempts Suicide.
Gardeners Talk Market Site.
Suicide Mystery Clue.
Dakota Politicians Here.
it-Watching America's Navy.
Frye Defends Senate.
Minister Paid to Quit.
Star of the Bonapartes.
4— Editorial.
BUhop Gilbert's Sermon.
B— Sporting: Nevrs.
Baby Taken as Mall.
6— Week's Markets Reviewed.
Lambs Control Stocks.
Navy's Role in Cuba.
7— Minneapolis Matters.
Northwest News.
B— ln the Field of Labor.
Minnesota's Dairy Interests.
NEW YORK— Arrived : La Bretagne Havre.
Sailed: Meet la. Naples.
QUBENSTOWN— Arrived : Pennland, Philsu
delphia. Sailed: Campania, New York.
METROPOLITAN— "The Idol's Eye," 8:16.
GRANl>— "Hogan's Alley," 8:15.
Palm Garden— Vaudeville, 2 and 8 PM.
Methodist Ministers meet.
8. M. Owen speaks on "Expansion," state
agricultural college, 8 PM.
State historical society meets, state capltol, 8
Central school union, Central high school, 8
Recital at Howard, Farwell & Co.'s, West
Fifth street, 8 PM.
Move to Evangelize Millions of Peo
ple by Imperial Decree.
NEW YORK, March 12.— Dispatches
from Tokio received in this city today
bring the intelligence that tha Jnpan
esese government is discussing a plan
to make Christianity the religion of the '
That such a move would really be
startling may be appreciated with the
assistance of statistics. There are 44,-
000,000 persons in Japan. Only 200.000
of them are professing Christians, and
of these a large proportion are shaky
in their orthodoxy from the point of
view of American missionaries. In
other words, one native out of every
"220 calls himself a Christian. The re
maining 43,800,000 are divided between
Buddhism and a cheerful agnosticism,
which accords well with the Oriental
The news from Tokio foreshadows an
attempt to make 43,800,000 people Chris
tian by imperial proclamation. Persons
interested in foreign missions will be
anxious to learn whether th« govern
ment of the land of the chrysanthemum
if it decides in favor of a Christian
country will adopt the dogmas of any
particular Christian sect or whether it
will permit the people to construct thf-ir
own state religion from the BiMe.
Lohs of Over- 9200,000 aa a Result
of the Collapse.
CHICAGO, March 12.— The massive
fire wall on the eight-story structure,
207-211 Jackson boulevard, which was
partly destroyed by fire last night, fell
almost without warning today, com
pletely demolishing the adjoining build
ing and setting the ruins on fire. The
loss on " the building and contents is
estimated at $215,000; fully insured.
So sudden was the collapse of the
fire wall that a score of firemen barely
escaped being caught under the mass
of masonry.
The loss on last night's fire will
probably be much heavier than at first
thought. Losses which last night were
believed to be only partial were found
today, in some cases, to be complete,
and it is now estimated the total loss
will approximate $300,000. Besides the
firms burned *t>ut in the buildtngs at
203-205 and 207-211 Jackson boulevard,
the occupants of the Furth build
ing, to the west, sustained much dam
age from smoke and water.
The buildings destroyed were in the
center of the wholesale district, and
for a time the whole district was
threatened, a southwest gale carrying
burning brands almost half a mile.
Recent E-vents Said to Mark the End
of Their Enmity.
LONDON, March 13.— Emperor Wil
liam, it is announced, will arrive at
Oowes on June 29 for yachting week.
The Daily Graphic, in commenting on
the announcement, says: "Coming im
mediately after the emperor's reception
of Cecil Rhodes, it marks the complete
reconciliation of Great Britain and
The Berlin correspondent of the Dally
Mail says: "I am informed that Em
peror William displayed great interest
in tha conference with Cecil Rhodes,
asking many questions as to the let
ter's schemes, without going into de
tails or revealing his own views.
Object of the Movement to Corral
the Forces of tbe
• Native*
Sevwi Prostrated in the Streets of
Manila, and Among the Nnmbcr
There May Have Been Men of the
Thirteenth — — Strong Force Sent
Forward to Jodn a Provinlonal
Brigade Kinv Better.
MANILA, March 13.— Gen. Wheaton'a
newly formed divisional brigade ad
vanced at 7 o'clock this morning at San
Pedro Macati, for the purpose of cor
ralling the enemy. It is now moving
on Pasig, meeting with slight resis
tance, as the rebels are in full retreat.
A gunboat Is clearing the jungle
along the river banks, which have been
carried as far as Guadalupe.
The purpose of the move is to clear
the country to Laguna de Bay.
Planned an Advance in Force, bnt
Early Lout Ail Heart.
MANILA, March 12. — The Filipinos
apparently had planned an attack upon
the lines of Gen. Otis and Gen. Hale
this morning, but their courage seem
ed to fail, though they fired signals
and afterwards kept up a fusillade
along the American front for an hour.
The American troops, in obedience to
orders, refrained from shooting with
the exception of two companies of
newly arrived men, who replied until
they had suppressed a regiment of
Aguinaldo's red brigade. This body
of rebels seemed under better leader
ship than most of the others, and a
white man was seen among the offl-
cers endeavoring to lead the attack,
but apparently all efforts to Induce
them to leave the trenches were futile.
The American authorities in Manila
say the city i 3 now so effectively po
liced that a serious outbreak is impos
sible. They believe that the natives
sre cowed.
The presence of the families of offi
cers is discouraged, and many are
leaving on board the United States
transport, some going to Japan for
temporary residence. Gen. Otis haa
remarked :
"Manila is no place for women. This
Is a war — not a picnic."
The British cruiser Narcissus has
sailed for various ports in the Island of
Luzon to take on board British sub
jects who desire protection.
This afternoon the Twentieth and
Twenty-second infantry and seven
companies of the Oregon volunteers
marched to San Pedro Macati to join
Gen. Wheaton's new provision-j.' brig
ade, which is to consist of the Twen
tieth and Twenty-second infantry,
eight companies of the Oregon volun
teers, three troops of cavalry, mount
ed, and a battery of light artillery.
Although the rain that fell this
morning has cooled the temperature
to 82 degrees, many dropped from the
ranks overcome by the heat. Several
soldiers were sunstruck in the streets
of Manila this morning. Most of them
were men not yet acclimated.
Brig. Gen. Charles King has recov
ered from his indisposition and re
sumed command at the San Pedro
Macati bridge. The enemy are very
active north of the river, though not
doing any firing just now.
London Report Ih That the Aroh
t.lsliop Will Be Sent to Pnrlx.
LONDON, March 12.— 1t is rumored
in Catholic American circles In Paris
Archbishop Ireland* is to become papal
nuncio at Paris, to succeed M. Clerl,
who died the last week. It could not
be authoritatively confirmed in Paris.
A French prelate said:
"Several reasons can be advanced in
its favor. First, Archbishop Ireland
Is. persona gratiesima in France. Sec
ondly, his French education suits him
for a diplomatic life here. Thirdly, the
pope, a firm friend of the French re
public, is credited with the opinion that
an aggressive, intellectual republican
like Ireland would be a source of.
strength to France. Finally, the nun
cio Is always the dean of the ambassa
dors in Paris, and an international man
like Ireland in such a position would
greatly strengthen the Vatican.
"It is absolutely certain the pope still
hugs the hope of getting back, by
diplomatic means, from Italy at least
the city of Rome. Ireland's dignity
would be preserved by making him
cardinal, while sending him to Parla
would provoke further dissensions in
the Catholic church in America."

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