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VOL. XXII.— NO. 96.
WAT GAUSS MADE RESIXT OF THE RHODE ISLAND ELECTION WAS DECIDEDLY FA VORABLE TO DEMOCRATS GAII CONCEDED EVERYWHERE REri'BLICAN MAJORITY IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY IS MATE. HI Alt. A REDUCED CHICAGO DEMOCRATS REJOICE Election of Carter Harrison May Have Important Bearing- Upon Na tional Affairs Mayor Harrison Says He Will Not lac Trnst of the Chicago People as a Stepping Stone to Greater Honors. PROVIDENCE, R. 1., April 6.— The citi rens of Rhode Island ballotted today for state officers including governor, lieu tenant governor, secretary of state, at torney general, treasurer and members of th general assembly. There were four state tickets In the field headed respectively by Elisha Dyer, Republican ' candidate for governor; George W. Greene, Democrat; Thomas F. Herrick, Socialist Labor, and Joseph A. Peckham, Prohibition. The issue involved in the election was the adoption of the revised constitution, which failed at last election to gain the necessary three-fifths of all the votes cast, but was given a large majority. The election today resulted in a Repub lican victory, though the Democrats made gains in many localities. The en tire Republican state ticket was success ful, and the general assembly will be Republican, though not by as large a majority as last year. The Socialist vote is large In the cities and manufacturing towns. Eighty districts out of 104 In the state give for governor: Dyer, Republican, 1G,512; Greene, Democrat, 9,982; Herrick, Socialist Labor, 1,247; Peckham, Prohi bition, 1,043. Dyer's probable plurality this year Is 9,500. Every district in the state shows Democratic gains. HARRISON'S VICTORY. It May Have an Important Bearing Upon National Politics. CHICAGO, April s.— The official count of yesterday's election for mayor in this city Is as follows: Carter H. Harrison (Dem.). 149,158; Zina R. Carter (Rep.), 107, --225; John P. Altgeld (Ind. Dem.), 45,938; scattering, 2,385. Harrison has a plurali ty of 41,933, but has 6,300 less than a ma jority. Thomas Gahan, Democratic national committeeman for Illinois, in speaking oi the results of the mayoralty election, said today: "I gather from the returns that Carter H. Harrison is the choice of the people, because of his gallant fight against cor porate Influence. The fight has been en tirely municipal, but apart from this, I see, as a member of the national Demo cratic committee, the end of John P. Alt geld's influence in national politics. The governor really made his fight to retain his hold on the state and consequently on national politics. His vote was so small that he has been wiped out of the party, and he will not be a featherweight here after. He may continue to fulminate, but none will listen to him. When the vote for him as governor in 1896 is compared with the vote of today, it can easily be seen that Mr. Altgeld's influence is a thing of the past. He is dead and he will never be resurrected. The Democrats are through with him." The friends of Mayor Harrison today were busy expressing their delight at ths vista of political activity before him i stretching away into state and na tional affairs. His nomination for gov ernor is already talked of by his friends, and the probability that he will head the Chicago and Illinois Democrats in the next Democratic national convention ia eagerly discussed. An analysis of the returns shows that Mayor Harrison carried every one of the thirty-four wards in Chicago except five. His own ward, normally Republican, waa carried by him as well as another strong Republican ward, the Tenth, in which his opponent, ZZina R. Carter, lives. "I shall not use this office," said Mayor Harrison today, "to further any political ambitions. This will be my last term as mayor of Chicago, and I propose to ad minister the affairs placed in my handa - in the best manner possible, and for the good of the city." "My election," continued the mayor, "will have no great effect on the Demo cratic party in this city. The flght was for decency and honesty in municipal af fairs, and the people considered that question alone. Had I been defeated I would still have retained a controlling hand in the Chicago political circle. As to Altgeld? Well, I don't believe in beat- Ing a man when he is down. His follow ers come from certain elements which cannot be combined Into an effective par ty organization. He may choose to con tinue the flght, but I think, however, lit tle results will be gained to him." DIRECT AND EVASIVE. Characteristic Letters From Two Ex-Presidents on Universal Peace. BOSTON, April 6.— Among the commu nications received by the United Society of Christian Endeavor recently in con nection with its proposition for a "war against war, and peace by arbitration," are two from former United States presi dents, Grover Cleveland and Benjamin Harrison. Ex-President Cleveland wrote: "The members and friends of the So ciety of Christian Endeavor have never entered upon an undertaking so practical and bo noble as the effort they are now making to secure the abandonment of war as a means for the settlement of in ternational differences; and if there is any substance to the claim that our in stitutions and the traits that character ise us as a people tend to national eleva tion and Christianization, it Is eminently proper that our country should be in the lead in any movement In the interests of peace." Ex-President Harrison's letter says: "For myself, and much more for the great body of Its citizenship, I express the desire of America for peace with the whole world. It would have been vain "to Buggest the pulling down of block houses or family disarmament to the settlers on a hostile Indian frontier. They would have told yon rightly that the conditions were not ripe, and so It may be, and is, probably true that a full application of the principle is not presently possible, the devil still being unchained. It is by a spirit of love and forbearance mas tering the civil institutions and govern ments of the world that we shall ap proach universal peace and adopt arbi tration methods of settling disputes." HE WILL FIGHT. Former Senator Quay Will Not Sotand a Retreat. PHILADELPHIA, April 6.— Former Senator Quay today spent a long time in conference with his counsel at the Hotel Walton, regarding the final arrange ments for his trial, which begins next Monday. He also had a lengthy Inter view with Insurance Commissioner Dur ha.m. Mr. Durham eald: "Mr. Quay is in the fight for United States senator to the finish." David P. Watson, 'who argued the Quay case before the supreme court in Janu ary, arrived in Philadelphia today, and Rufus E. Shapley, of Quay's counsel, re turned from Florida early this morning. Senator Magee is expected today. JONES FOR GOVERNOR. Toledo's Newly-Elected Mayor Haa Higher Aspirations. TO7^EDO, 0., April s.— The friends of Mayor Jones, In Toledo and Columbus, simultaneously started a boom for him today as a candidate for governor of Ohio. A number of his Toledo represen tatives are in Columbus, and they will announce his candidacy in that city. Mayor Jones, when seen about the mat ter, especially stated that he had not sanctioned the action of his friends, but did not deny that ho had aspirations. There has been doubt as to which party he will affiliate with. Many Democrats claim he can be nominated on that ticket, but as Mayor Jones has always been a Republican, and so stated during his campaign, he will doubtless cast his lot with that party. He will endeavor to have a platform favoring municipal own ership of public institutions. Interest In Wiscoinsln Tame. MILWAUKEE, Wis., April s.— The In terest in the municipal and judicial elec tions in Wisconsin was very tame, a light vote being cast. Cassoday and Dodge were elected to the supreme bench without opposition. In Milwaukee county Eugene S. Elliott, for one of the circuit judges, had a plurality of 8,292, and Judge Daniel H. Johnson, was re elected circuit court judge with a plural ity of 848. John W. Ludwig was elected superior court judge without opposition. Latest returns from the Fifteenth judicial district indicate the re-'efection of Judge Parrish. Only In the larger cities out elde Milwaukee was there any interest in the municipal elections. In La Crosse the Republicans and Democrats put up a hard fight, the Democrats coining out victorious. Mayor Starkweather was snowed under at West Superior. The contest at Madison was of a pers onal nature, Mayor Whelan (Rep.) be ing defeated by his opponent of a year ago. Fond dv Lac, Racine and Oshkosh went Democratic. On the whole, the Re publicans have the longest list of victor ies, and many of the small towns elected non-partisan tickets. License was carried In Viroqua, Brod head, Grantsburg, Glenwood, Hartland, Friendship, Waupun, Augusta, Baldwin, Clinton, Toman. No license In Wyocena, Deerfleld. Denver Is Democratic. DENVER, Col., April s.— The Demo cratic city ticket, excepting city clerk and city treasurer, and probably some of the aldermen, has been elected by plural ities ranging from 1,000 to 2,000. The mayor-elect is Henry V. Johnson, a pro minent lawyer, who held the office of United States district attorney for Colora do during President Cleveland's second term. The winning Democratic candi dates in this city ran practically upon the same platform as Mayor McMurray, de claring unequivocally for municipal own ership of public utilities. In Pueblo, George West (Dem.) was elected mayor; in Colorado Springs, Dr. John B. Robinson (Rep.); In Cripple Creek, O. P. Arthur (Sil. Rep.); In Victor, W. J. Donnelly (Pop. Lab.); in Trinidad, F. B. Wood (Rep.) ; in Central City, John Jenkins (Dem.); in Leadvllle, J. F. Mc- Donald (Sil. Rep.) Missouri Democrats Score Heavily. ST. LOUIS, April 6.— Returns from the municipal and school elections held In most of the towns, cities and counties throughout Missouri yesterday, show that the Democrats carried a majority of their tickets, while in several cities, notably Boonvllle and Sedalla, honors were di vided with the Republicans. Party lines were closely drawn. Klrksville, St. Joseph, Carrollton, Clinton, Paris, Colum bia, Brookfleld, Cape Girardeau, Windsor, Holden, Richmond, Monroe City and Moberly report Democratic majority, Jef ferson City, Joplin, Springfield. Poplar Bluff, Hamilton, Warrensburg, Carthage and Mountain Grove Republican. Anti-Quay Men Drop Judge Stewart. HARRISBURG, Pa., April 6.-The anti- Quay Republicans today dropped Judge THE PRICE OF EMPIRE. WASHINGTON, April 5. -The casualtie 3 in the Philippines from February 4 to April 4, 1899, inclusive, as reported to the adjutant general, are: Killed 184 Wounded 976 Total ... 1,160 Stewart, of Franklin county, and cast their ballots for ex-Congressman George F. Huff, of Westmoreland county. Ex- Congressman Huff was one of the "fav orite sons" until the anti-Quay Republic ans voted solidly for Congressman Dal zell last week. Since then he has not been voted for. Today's ballot, the 67th, resulted as follows: Quay, 89; Jenks, 72; Huff, BO; total, 211; necessary to a choice, 106; paired or not voting, 42. Apathy In Tacoma. TACOMA, Wash., April s.— The Repub licans elected six out of eight council men in the councilmanic election. There was practically no interest in the elec tion, but one-third of the voting strength of the city attending the polls. HAEVAED WON. Got Decision Over Princeton In the Debate at Alexandria Hall. PRINCETON, N. J. April 8.-Harvard got the decision over Princeton in the intercollegiate debate in Alexander hall. Princeton had the affirmative and Har vard the negative side of the question. "Resolved, That a formal alliance be tween the United States and Great Brit ain for the protection and advancement of the common interests is advisable." President Potter presided, and, after preliminary remarks, introduced James H. Northrup, who opened the debate for Princeton. Then followed Stephen D. Rosenthal for the negative, Alfred S, Weston for the affirmative, Harry F. Wolff for the negative, Nathaniel S. Reeves for the affirmative and Wilbur Morse closed for the negative. The judges, Prof. E. J. Phelps, Yale; J. B. Moore, Columbia, and J. W. Jenks, Cornell, decided In favor of the negative. THURSDAY MORNING, APRIL 6, 1899. AMOTI RUSSIA SPREAD OF SERIOUS LABOR TROU BLES AND STRIKES IS (AIS. ING MICH ALARM FACTS ARE BEING SUPPRESSED PRESS IS GAGGED AND PREVENTED FROM LETTING PUBLIC KNOW "WHAT IS HAPPENING PEOPLE BEGGED TO REVOLT Towns, Mills and Factorial Inundat ed With Socialist and Revolution ary Proclamations by Agitator* Believed to Be Enconragcd Abroad Archbishop Ireland Has a Karen ell Audience With Pope. LONDON, April 6.— The St. Petersburg correspondent of the Times telegraphs an alarmist statement regarding the spread of serious labor troubles and strikes In the different districts of Russia. Numer ous rumors, he says, are In circulation In St. Petersburg— reports of troops sent to suppress outbreaks, of the wholesale de struction of property, of numerous ar rests and of the gagging of the press yet not half of what Is happening ever reaches the ears of the capital. Towns, mills and factories, the correspondent de clares, are literally Inundated with so cialist and revolutionary proclamations by agitators who are undoubtedly as sisted from abroad. All this, together with the agitation fostered by the stu dents, creates a serious political outlook. IT WILL NOT DOWN. Britons Dislike Award of Atbara Brldg-e to Americans. LONDON, April s.— The fact that the contract to build the bridge over the Atbara river, a branch of the Nile, has been awarded to a Philadelphia firm, continues to cause a great impression here. The Evening News today refers to the matter as "An Egyptian war of scandal," characterizes the whole trans action as a "scandalous story," and de clares the specifications were altered in favor of the American contractor, add ing: "It is inexplicable. If one remembers the habitual animosity shown by the khedlve and Ms government to their habitual protectors. If the bitter an tipathy to British engineers revealed In these proceedings cannot be traced to the khedive, and Is* the result of foolish and unpatriotic prejudices upon the part of his English advisers, the sooner those advisers are brought to book the bet ter." The same paper also publishes an other interview with Mr. Westwood, of the firm of Westwood & Rlgby, the Eng lish contractors, in reply to a cabled In terview with Mr. Roberts, of the Pencoyd bridge works, in which Mr. Westwood asserts that the Egyptian war office al tered the design to suit the Americans, while it did not give the British firms the same chance. The British tenders, Mr. Westwood explained, were higher, because special girders were required which were dropped In the case of the Americans, "who were allowed to sup ply a pin bridge, which good English en gineers have utterly discarded, because It makes a weak bridge." QUESTION OF COPYRIGHT. Appeal to 1 Secretary Hay for Inter national Concessions. LONDON, April 6.-The morning pa pers comment with sympathy and ap proval upon a long letter which Alfred Austin, the poet laureate, addressed to Col. John Hay, the American secretary of state, from Florence, Italy, on March 25, apeallng on the ground of the unity of the English speaking people for equal copyright in all English-speaking coun tries for all books written in English. The Standard, In an editorial note, urges that copyright between Great Britain and the United States should be absolutely re ciprocal, and suggests that the moment Is propitious for an international con- vention with the United States. The Times, commendting upon the "ingenious and forceful manner in which Mr Aus tin introduces the question by pointing to the demonstration occasioned by "Mr Kipling's illness as a proof of the liter ary sympathy between the two coun tries, says: "It will be interesting to hear Mr. Hay's reply, for he is a man of letters, with an audience on both sides of the Atlantic We rather suspect that an attempt to disturb the existing arrangement might only stir upja. hor^.V s nest. Perhaps Mr. Hays reply will throw light on this Important point." SNARES WERE LAID. Archbishop Ireland Tells How Amer ican Prelates Escaped Them. LONDON, April 6.-The Rome corre spondent of the Morning Post says: "Archbishop Ireland is said to regard the submission of the American prelates to the pope's letter on "Americanism," as one of the most splendid examples of obedience ever shown by the Catholic clergy. He is surprised that the letters of Cardinal Gibbons and Archbishop Cor rigan cause criticism, which, in his judgment, has arisen from the disappoint ment felt by the extreme party at seeing the American prelates escape the snares laid for them." ROME, April s.— Drs. t,apponi and Maz zoni have issued another formal denial of the disquieting stories circulated about the pope's health. They declare that he follows" his usual occupations, grants audiences daily, and celebrates mass al most every morning. Dr. Lapponl declares the pope la now in the same health that he has enjoyed for two or three years past His holiness received Archbishop Ireland today in farewell audience. FAVORS DREYFUS. Installment of Evidence Published . by the Voltaire an* Figaro. PARIS, April s.— The Voltaire and Fi garo today publish an Installment of Dreyfus evidence In the shape of some foreign documents in which it is set forth that the foreign office received several official denials from Col. Schwartzkop pen, the former German military attache here, and from the Italian government emphatically denying that they had had relations with Dreytus. The documents published by the Voltaire alao shows that the French foreign office intercepted a coded telegram addressed by Col. Pan nissardi, the former Italian military at tache at Paris, to his government, show ing that he did not know Dreyfus. (KHHITI CLAIM. It la Causing; much Annoyance for the Italian Government. LONDON, April 6.— The Rome corres pondent of the Times, discussing the terms of the settlement recently arrived at between Colombia and the represen tatives of the Cerrutti claim, under Mr. Cleveland's award, says: " It is doubtful whether Italy would be willing to coerce Colombia If the latter should reject as iniquitous the exorbitant demand of Signor Cerruti's non-Italian creditors. On the contrary It Is probable that, if these creditors persist in their unreasonable attitude, Italy will be drawn to concoct with the Colombian authorities some means of evading the legal obstacles to Slgnor Cerruttl's en joyment of the indemnity awarded by President Cleveland." -^B~ . SAMOAN SITUATION. It la Now Regarded an More Satisfac tory by All Parties Concerned. WASHINGTON, April 6.— The Samoan agreement for a high commission has progressed to the point wbere the three governments are exchanging notes as to the members of the commission. This Is accepted as an assurance that Lord Sal isbury accepts not only the principle of the commission, but the commission It self, as the consideration ot the British delegate would hardly be. entered upon unless the commission was. assured. The published report that three commission ers would be named from each country Is without foundation, a? such a plan has never been considered. There will be one from each country, of about the same relative rank or standing. It is to in sure this similarity of standing that the three governments are mutually discuss ing the names of the commissioners, the question being whether they will he-mil itary men, consuls general or officials in the foreign service. Aside from this de sire to secure uniformity, there la evi dently some wish not t& have any one country name a commissioner who may be personally objectionable by reason of his previous activities in Samoan dis putes. The semi-official announcement that the German government will not appoint either Consul General Roserifhal ~'or Con sul General Rose as its representative on the Samoan commission, taken in con nection with the declaration of a purpose to select an official of the rank of con sul general for the place, has tended to confirm the belief of the officials here that the intention Is to name Dr. Schmidt as the German commissioner. Dr. Schmidt is now a prlvyVcouncillor and a director In the foreign office at Berlin of matters connected with Asiatic and Sa moan policy. He was consul general of Samoa at Apia until four years ago, when he was withdrawn at the instance of the United States, owing to his attitude towards Mr. Mulligan, the United States consul general there. LONDON, April 6.— The Berlin corre spondent of the Times flays: "In official circles the Samoan situation is considered much improved, and It is now confidently expected that Great Bri tain will accept Germany's proposals re garding unanimity in the Investigating commission." ♦ CAUSED LITTLE COMMENT. IHafloQutlon of Cuban Assembly Not Clasaed as a Sensation. HAVANA, April s.— The dissolution of the Cuban military assembly does not cause any particular comment among Cu bans or Americans here, sach a step hav ing been predicted two weeks ago. Tho American military authorities, while pleased .that an objection to the dispersal of the Cuban army Jiaa been removed, had been preparing to distribute the $3,000,000 without the aid of the assembly's rolls, by causing to be drawn up dupli cate rolls. In this worjc the provincial governors were co-operating with the Cu ban commanders In their provinces. In addition, the war assembly's rolls are be ing verified and corrected by independ ent inquiries, and the task may last an other month. In spite of this, the dis tribution of money to the Cuban soldiers will possibly begin In the Vicinity of Ha vana within a fortnight. The general rules controlling the distribution are to ex clude all men who have enlisted since July 17, 1898, and to exclude former sol diers now holding government positions or belonging to the rural guards, first paying each private and non-commission ed officer $100. Then, lf t as expected, a balance remains, $160 will be paid to each officer. If, after this, there la any mon ey left, it will be disposed of as the pres ident directs. FIGHT ON POLYGAMY. It Is Vigorously Irged by New York Conference M. K. Church. NEWBURG, N. T., April 8.-At the 100 th annual session of the New York conference of the-M. E. church a reso lution was adopted protesting against allowing Congressman Roberts, of Utah, to retain his seat. The resolution also proposes an amendment to the national constitution making polygamy a crime to be severely punished, the penalties to include disqualification to vote or to hold any office of honor, trust or emolu ment In the United States.or state or ter ritory therein. Dr. life, of Salt Lake, spoke vigorously in favor ot the resolu tion. LA CEOSSE RIYEE FLOOD. Threatens to Do Much Damage In the I,a Crowe V«lley. LA CROSSE, Wis.. April s.— The La Crosse river, which empties into the Mis sissippi at this poinSUfci overflowing Its banks and the La Cro'sss valley is flood ed from North La Qrosse. to Bangor, a distance of 167 miles. : Much damage has been done to farms In the valley, and water is filling the basements of many buildings in the village of West Salem. The water is rising rapidly and Is nearly up to the tracks of thfe Chicago & North western and Chicago* Milwaukee & St. Paul, which run th« whole length ot the valley. FISH FAMINE lAR NEVER BEEN SUCH A SHORTAGE IN THE HISTORY OF THE] TRADE SAYS BOOTH & CO.'S MANAGER SEVERE WINTER AND THE UNPRE CEDENTED DEMAND ARE THE MAIN CAUSES WHITEFISH FOE WEALTHY C. W. Turner Return* From a Trip Around Lake Superior lee Ex tends Into 1 the Lake Over a Hun dred Miles and Three Feet Thick — Fidhinar Boat* May Not Get Out for a Month. All Indications point to a fish famine for the Northwest and unless something unforeseen turns up planked whiteflsh will only be found this year on the tables of millionaires. Prices are up and the supply of Lake Superior fish Is almost exhausted, all because of the backward ness of spring, according to Charles W. Turner, Chicago manager of the Booth Packing company, which controls the fish supply at the head of the lakes. Mr. Turner was in the city yesterday, return ing from a trip of Inspection to the Lake Superior fisheries of his company and he foretells a gloomy prospect for the peo ple who are fond of finny food. "There has never been such a shortage In the fish supply In the history of the trade," said Mr. Turner last evening. "The condition at the head of the lakes is unparalleled. Last year we started out our boats from Duluth on April 10, and from Bayfleld on April 6. This year It will be May 10, at least, before the boats can get out. That means that we lose from a month to six weeks of fishing and our supply without exaggeration is prac tically exhausted. "There Is three feet of Ice on Lake Su perior and the keeper of th Sand island light house writes me that he cannot see blue water for twenty miles. That is the condition at Bayfield and at the head of the lakes there is 150 miles of Ice that will average three feet In thickness. John Beargrease, the Indian mail carrier who carries the mails by means of his dog sleds from Two Harbors to Grand Portage, tells me that there is at least ISO MILES OF THE ICE. "There is solid Ice at Outer island and Beaver- bay. "The fish that we get from Lake Su perior are largely taken by the Twin Cities and the Northwest and our depots at the head of the lakes are practically supply houses for St. Paul and Minne apolis. There Is not a pound of white fish up there now, because the sales hava been so unprecedented. All frozen fish are gone. It has been our custom to keep 100,000 to 200,000 pounds in the freezers at the central house at Chicago, but we have not enough to supply our customers. The freezer supply is put on the market during tne summer months when the de mand exceeds the supply. In July, Aug ust and September it is almost Impossible to get whiteflsh. "Our lake fisheries are at Duluth, Bay field, Ashland, Ontonagon, the Soo, Man istique and Grand Marais, and the ve ports are the same from all of them. This Is the greatest clean-up on record. "I bought flsh yesterday 1,130 miles ncrth of St. Paul, In Northern Canada, and paid 8 cents a pound for it. The fish will cost 10 cents a pound delivered here. I have paid 9 cents for sturgeon that three years ago sold in Duluth for a cent a pound. The sturgeon will all go to New York and Chicago, because the price is prohibitory in this market. "We do not intend to advance the price in the same proportion as the cost has increased. Ten cents will probably be the wholesale price on whiteflsh, and the same fish will bring 12% cents In Chicago. When the supply is totally exhausted, as appears to be -the outlook, whiteflsh can not be purchased for love nor money. "One factor In the scarcity has been that the WINTER WAS SO COLD that our fishermen could not get out to flsh through the ice. One-third of the winter supply had heretofore been caught through the Ice, but this year I doubt If one-tenth will be. In many places on the north shore of Lake Superior the weather has been 40 degrees below zero for weeks at a time. "Whiteflsh are getting scarcer anyway under normal conditions. They are be ing driven up to the Canadian shore of Lake Superior by the increase In the volume of seweage that Is poured into the lake, but more largely by the saw mills. When a flsh gets a bit of saw dust In Its gills it has the same effect as if a man was to get a cinder in his eye. The flsh Is bound to move on. Pretty soon we shall have to go to Canada for all our flsh. The United States Is not severe enough in enforcing the propaga tion of flsh. That Is a point we are try ing to remedy by teaching our fishermen. In the spawning season the fishermen throw back the spawn of their catch, and 90 per cent will hatch. We are al ready reaping the benefit of. this system, and it should be more general." • APOLOGIES IN ORDER. Madrid Telia Why Spa.nl*h Officer* Should Fight With Filipino*. NEW YORK, April 6.— A dispatch from Madrid says: , "The Spanish war minister received in formation on Saturday that a large num ber of Spanish officers who had been prisoners in the hands of the Tagalos, had entered the service of the latter. Among the prisoners were some chiefs of the Spanish general's staff and officers of artillery. In Spanish military circles this is held to explain the military organ ization of the Tagalos against the Amer icans, which has hitherto been inexplica ble. The following semi-official note Is published by the Journal, which is friend ly to Sllvela: " 'Rumor h&a reached th« government to PRICK TWO CENTS-.|£? v T^!g^ B BULLETIN OF IMPORTANT NEWS OF THE DAY "Weather Forecast for St. Paul. Fair; Northwesterly Winds. I— Filipino War No* Over. Fresh Fish Famine. Rhode Island Election. 3— One Hoar Honeymoon. Dr. Archibald V indicated. House of Hope Annual. *- 3— The Legislative Sesaioln. Senate Passes Anti-Trust Act. Day In the House. 4— Editorial. Partition of China. . C — S|joriiiiu News. Labor Troubles. Northwest News. Attack on Coal Trust. 6— Markets of the World. Bar Silver, 09 3-4 c. Chicago l May Wheat. 78c. Stocks Dull and Irregular. 7 — Minneapolis Matters. Nevrs of the Railroads. B— ln the Field of Labor. School Board Meeting. State Poultry Association. ATLANTIC LINERS. NEW YORK— Arrived: Bovic, Liverpool- Amsterdam, Rotterdam. Sailed: Rot terdam, Rotterdam; Friesland, Ant werp; Majestic, Liverpool. SOUTHAMPTON-Sailed: Lahn, New York. MOVILLE — Arrived: Anchorla, New York. MARSEILLES — Arrived: Karamania, New York. PHILADELPHIA— Arrived : Belgenland, Liverpool. QUEENSTOWN — Arrived: Waesland, Philadelphia for Liverpool. TODAY'S EVENTS. METROPOLITAN— Modjeska in "Mary Stuart," 8:15 PM. GRAND— "Through the Breakers," 8:15 PM. Palm Garden— "Vaudeville, 2 and 8 PM. Y. M. C. A. entertainment, People's church, 8 PM. Knights of Pythias ball, Armory, 8:30. the effect that certain general officers who were thought to be in captivity have oome to an arrangement with the rebels. The government has no proof that this statement Is exact, but if It was so everybody would understand that the fault lies with the Americans, for they have from the beginning prevented any negotiations for the liberation of the pris oners and have placed the latter in the position of having to die from hunger or find some means of supporting life. Un der such circumstances, it need not be thought surprising that individually some prisoners may have entered the service of the Tagalos.' " ADMIRAL DEWEY'S HEALTH. It t» Pronounced Excellent by Sur- Kfoii General of the Navy. WASHINGTON. April s.— Admiral Van Reypen, surgeon general of the navy, said today that all the recent reports receiv ed from Manila showed that Admiral Dewey was in excellent health. The sur geon of the Boston has recently arrived back from the Manila station, and the surgeon general specially inquired of him as to Dewey's health. The response was most satisfactory, showing that from the standpoint of a naval surgeon, closely Identified with the admiral, he was in aa good health as could be expected In such a climate. ■^»»- YOUNG DEWEY MODEST. Will Not Serve on the Committee to Receive the Raleigh. NEW YORK, April 5. — Mayor Van Wyck added but one name to the list of 100 citizens to receive the returning United States steamship Raleigh today, and that was the name of George Good win Dewey, the only child of the ad miral. - The young man was graduated at Princeton college in 1896, and is now in business with Joy, Langdon & Co., dry goods commission merchants, 108 Worth street. He is extremely modest, and when informed by a reporter that his name had been put on the list of honor said: "I have my own idea of what my fa ther would like, and if the mayor has been good enough to select me as one of the committee to receive the officers and crew of the Raleigh I will have to see him and beg off. I'm in business now, and have no right to figure in any dem onstration that honors the victors of the battle of Manila. "I think I ought to keep quiet, as I have done nothing for my country. I should, of course, be glad to shake hands and welcome the men on the Raleigh, particularly Lieut. William Winder is my cousin. "The last time I saw my father was when I accompanied him to the depot, after he had been put in command of the Asiatic squadron, and I shook hands with him at the depot. As the train was ready to start I grasped his hands again and said I hoped he would have a most successful cruise. He replied: 'O, yes, George; I think I will. You know I'll be the first commodore to command the Asiatic squadron since Perry. There ought to be something in that.' Then he laughed and the train went on Its way." REMARKABLE RULING. St. Louts Judge Practically Decides a Man Has a Right to Beat His Wife ST. LOUIS, April 5.— A decision was rendered by Judge Peabody in the city police court today that under certain conditions a husband has the right to beat his wife. The case was of one Bernard Ketzer, charged with beating his wife, because she would not agree with him In the management of their children. Judge Peabody said, In pass ing judgment: "In this case the wife was more guilty than the husband for trying to contra dict and thwart her husband's will In the presence of the children, and setting them a bad example, which he had a right to rebuke. There are times when a wife Irritates her husband to such an extent that he cannot control himself and uses his hand or fist. As long as no serious harm is done, I do not believe in punishment." Japanese Laborers Not "Wanted. SEATTLE, Wash., April s.— The emi gration question, says the Osaka Main chi, Is giving the Japanese government a lot of trouble. Everywhere the emi grants have gone they have met with opposition, and the policy of the govern ment Is to refuse, as far as possible to grant passports to free laborers to Ha waii, America and Australia. WAR IS IT EIED FILIPINOS ARE MASSING AT A POINT NOT FAR DISTANT FROM CALUMPIT MS AGUIMDO LOST COMMAND? TH Kills IS A RUMOR TO THAT EF FECT NOT \i;milKi) BY AMERICAN COMMANDER PEACE PROCLAMATION POSTED Favorably Received by Natives In Manila, bat It* Effect Upon tbe Disaffected Element on the Out- Bide Can Be Only *Snrmlsed Nothing Has Been Heard From Gen. Otis During Present Week. NEW YORK, April 5.-(Speclal.)-A special from Manila says: "There la every reason to believe that the war with Agulnaldos forces ia not ended, despite the pacific overtures of the American government, made in, the proclamation signed by the commissioners and the military an d naval commanders here. The document has been posted in aad outside the city, and has been favorably received in Manila by both natives and foreigners. Just what its effect has been on those outside the city, however, must be left to surmise, as there is no way to ascertain at present. It is thought here that there is no likelihood of cessa tion of hostilities on the part of Aguln aldo and his followers, and the report that the Filipino chief has been super seded in the command of the rebel forces Is as yet an unconfirmed rumor. "The rebels are known to be massing in great force near Calumpit. This would seem to indicate that they have not aban doned the struggle, and another great battle is among the probabilities. Gen. Mac Arthur has kept posted on the move ments of the enemy, and his scouting parties have been frequently fired upon. An American officer said that it was like ly that a final blow would be necessary to convince the Filipinos of the folly of longer continuing the unequal struggle. and it was his opinion that the next en gagement with the rebels would be the most decisive of any that has yet oc curred. Gen. Otis is keeping silent aa to his plans, but there is a sort of un derstanding that when the Filipinos are again attacked they will be given a lea son that they will not soon forget." DAGUPAN BOMBARDED. MANILA, April 6.— The United States cruiser Charleston, which has been cruis ing along the west coast of Luzon to the north, sent a boat Inshore near Dagupan last Saturday to make soundings. The rebels opened fire, wounding a United States officer. The cruiser thereupon bombarded the town, the insurgents evacuating it. AGUINALDO REPORTED SUPER SEDED. MANILA, April s.— There are persistent rumors today that Agufnaldo, the insur gent leader, has been supplanted in the control of tho Filipino affairs by Gen. Antonio Luna, commander-in- chief of the Filipino forces. Luna is described aa being a typical belligerent. A Spanish banker who was Interviewed expressed fear that the proclamation will not reach the masses controlling the re bellion, because, ho explained, the Fili pinos at Manila are mostly domestic* and clerks who have no definite opinions, and the wire pullers outside of the city have undoubtedly intercepted It. Con tinuing, the Spanish banker said that il the proclamation had been Issued on May 2. or even August 14. of last year, th« lfsult would have been different, as. In his opinion, based on twenty years' ex perience, the only argument which ap peals to the masses here is the gun. The editor of Oceania thinks the proc lamation is the most politic document ever published in the Philippine islands, and that it is bound to convince the wa vering of the folly of further hostilities. An English merchant saya the first clause, with reference to the establish ment and maintenance of American sov ereignty, and warning the rebels, should settle the question in the minds of every thinking Filipino. A Scotch shipowner thinks 11 does not leave .any further doubt as to the policy of the United States, and that conse quently Aguinaldo must submit to the Inevitable, as the continuance of hostili ties opposes the best interests of the Fil ipinos. GErN. OTIS' PLANS. He Has Not Seen Fit to Communicate Them to Washington Thin Week. WASHINGTON, April s— lf Gen. Otis Is maturing plans for another campaign against the insurgents in the vicinity of Calumpit, as indicated in the press tils patches from Manila, he has not so In formed tho war department. In fact the general has not thought It needful to communicate With, the department for two days. While it may be necessary to send troops against the insurgents, who have gathered at Calumpit, in order to make the authoirty of the United States more secure, and for the effect upon the natives, yet It is not thought that Aguin aldo has any great force, and It is be lieved that upon the approach of the American army the insurgents will retire after the exchange of a few shots. NEW PACKING COMPANY. Organised at Sioux Falls With Four Million* Capital. SIOUX FALLS, S. D., April s.— The sa'« of the plant of the Northwestern Packing company yesterday to Theron Davis, of New York, representing capitalists of that city resulted today In the formation of a corporation by Mr. Davis, having a capital of $4,000,000. Three millions was taken by Mr. Davis at par, for the syn dicate. A. Lester Heyer, a prominent New York packer, and Charles T. Crock er, capitalist of Fitchburg, arrived to day. These three gent'emen. with Ed win D. Clark and Jesse W. Boyce, of this city, were elected a board of direc tors, who this afternoon elected Mr. Hey ar president of the company. He will re move here and give the plant his per sonal attention*