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AGED JURIST GOIE PASSING OP JVSTICE FIELD, HE- TlltlOI) FROM THE FEDERAL SUPREMB BENCH IMII YEARS OF SERVICE MEMBER OF THE COURT FOR MOKE THAN A THIRD OF A CENTURY NO FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS The Body of the Late Justice May Be Taken to California, Where He Passed Much of His Life Sketch of the Career of the Dead JuriMt — Appointed by President Lincoln. WASHINGTON. April 9.-Justlce Ste phen J. Field, of the United States su preme court, retired, died at his borne on Capitol Hill In this city at 0:30 this evening, of kidney complications. About his bedside were his wife and her sister, Mrs. J. Condlt Smith, Justice David J. Brewer, his nephew; Mrs. Edgerton, of California; Mr. Linton, his private secre tary; the Rev. Edward M. Alott, rector of the Church of the Advent, and the family servants. Justice Field had been unconscious since Saturday morning and death was painless. Ever since Justice Field's retirement from the supreme court bench on Dec. 1, 1597, he had enjoyed comparatively good health and being relieved from the responsibilities which he had borne for ■o many years he became more cheerful than formerly and seemed to enjoy the society of his friends and acquaintances more than ever before. All during the ■winter when the weather was fair, It was his custom to take dally drives about tho city or through the grounds of the Sol diers' home, and he always returned re freshed. About two weeks ago, however, he took a longer ride than usual In an open carriage and contracted a severe cold, which rapidly developed the kidney troubles from which he had suffered, though but slightly for some time. The disease readily yielded to treat ment and on Thursday last Justice Field Bat up for a time and seemed Quite him self again, but on Saturday morning a change for the worse took place, and about noon he lost consciousness. From that time he sank rapidly and expired at 6:30 o'clock. NO FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS. No arrangements have yet been made for the funeral, nor Is It now known where the Jurist will be burled. It Is probable that his remains will be taken to Stockbridge, Mass., where are buried his father and mother and his brothers, Cyrus, Dudley and Jonathan, two sisters, and other members of the Field family. It Is possible, however, that Mrs. Field may decide to take the remains to Cali fornia, where a considerable part of his active life was spent before President Lincoln appointed him a member of the Bupreme court bench. Justice and Mrs. Field never had chil dren and the only surviving member of his father's family is the Justice's younger brother. Dr. Henry Field, the editor of the Evangelist. During several years prior to his retirement from the bench the justice's health at times seemed on the point of breaking, but he usually recovered promptly and in a few days would again resume his judicial duties. For the past year and more, those most Intimate with him knew that his mental powers were .becoming somewhat impair ed. The results of his great mental ac tivity were beginning to show themselves In a falling memory after his retirement from the bench, though his physical health seemed to Improve a little. JUSTICE FIELD'S CAREER. On the Supreme Bench for More Than a Third off a Century. Stephen Johnson Field was born at Haddam, Conn., Nov. 4 ,1816. He was the son of David Dudley Field and one of four brothers, who became so famous David Dudley, Cyrus W. and Henry M Field being the other members of the great quartette that made their names known throughout the world. His early boyhood was spent at Stockbridge, Mass At the ape of thirteen Stephen J. Field went to Smyrna, where his sister mar ried a missionary, the Rev. Joseph Brew er, who had undertaken an educational mission to the Greeks, and he there ac quired a knowledge of Oriental lan guages. Returning to this country after two and a half years he later entered Williams college, from which he was graduated in 1837, at the head of his class. He then went io New York where he entered the law office of his brother David Dudley Field. He was admitted to the bar and became a partner in the firm, remaining as such for seven years In IMS he went to Europe and spent some time there traveling. In Novem ber. 1549 he sailed for San Francisco around Cape Horn, and entered upon the practice of law in the Occidental metropolis. After a short time he moved to Marysville, a small mining camp and became one of the founders of what aft erwards grew to be a thriving town. When the little city was organized Jus tice Field was elected the alcalde of the place. This office carried with it the dignity of mayor, and at the same time imposed all the duties of the bench Here the future jurist dispensed justice and made his name widely known throughout the length and breadth of the growing commonwealth. He was fond of talkln" of his early days in California, and aften said that the happiest days of his life were when he dealt out justice in Marys vine behind a dry goods box. Justice Field, in a sketch prepared by himself for the congressional directory gave this brief outline of the duties of hIF office as alcalde: Under Mexican law the alcalde was an officer of limited Jurisdiction, but in the anamolous condition of affairs he was called upon to administer justice, punish crime and to enforce police regulations until relieved by officers under the new constitution. Justice Field was elected a member of that body. He was influential in se curing legislation favorable to the min ers," and aided in the passage of laws regulating the civil and criminal pro cedure of the state. At the close of the 6ession he returned to Marysville and devoted six years to the practice of his profession. He was elected a Judge of the supreme court of California in 1857 for the term of six years. In 1859 he be came chief Justice, succeeding Chief Jus tice David S Terry. In 1863 President Lincoln appointed him associate lustice of the supreme court of the United States and he held that position until his retirement on Dec. 1, 1897 During the latter years of' his service on the bench Justice Field was in very feeble health. His term was the longest (n the history of that tribunal. The great thief justice, John Marshall, wore the ermine for a neriod avtendinir over thir-i H()c £t f jml ftobe ty-four years. It was the ambition of the late Justice Field to surpass this record, and he succeeded in doing so by a few months. His friends, fearing that the strain of hard work would shorten his useful life, advised him to retire from his arduous duties. But, with in defatigable perseverance, he clung to his task until the latter part of 1897, when he had the satisfaction of fulfilling the ambition of his life. During a term of more than a third of a century Justice Field was con cerned in some of the most important cases ever passed upon by the supreme court. Among the prominent decisions was the famous test oath case, in which he gave the casting vote and wrote the opinion of the court annulling the valid ity of the "ironclad" oath. His dissent- Ing opinions in the confiscation cases, the legal tender cases and in the New Or leans slaughter house case attracted the widest attention. During this long service on tjie bench Justice Field also was before the pubic eye in other ways than as a judge of the United States supreme court. He was a member of the Hayes-Tiiden electoral commission in 1877, and voted with the Democratic minority. In 1880 he received sixty-five votes for the presidential nom ination at the Cincinnati Democratic con vention on the first ballot. In 1873 he was appointed by the governor of the state of California one of the commis sion to examine the code of laws of that state. In 1866 Williams college conferred upon him the degree of L.L. D., and in 1869 the regents of the University of Cal ifornia made him a professor of law in that Institution. In 1889 one of the most sensational events of a remarkably active and vig orous career— largely passed in a new country in process of development from a pioneer Btate to a highly civilized com munity—brought his personality vividly before the public. Sarah Althea Hill Terry had brought a famous suit against ex-Senator Sharon, a California multi millionaire. Justice Field was on the bench. The outcome of the case was unfavorable to the plaintiff, and engen dered in her feelings of hatred for the Jurist. ' This culminated in her attempt to chastise the aged justice in the dining hall or depot eating house at Lathrop, Cal., railway junction. Judge Terry, who had been her attorney in the suit against Sharon, and who afterward married her, interfered, and when it seemed that he was attempting to do violence to Justice Field's person, David Nable, a United States deputy marshal, drew a revolver and shot and killed Terry. Nagle was acquitted. There was, however, for many years. Intense bitterness between the friends of the two factions, and for this reason Justice Field's family discouraged his discussion of California topics or the perusal of California newspapers. Justice Field's retirement from the bu preme court bench occurred Dec. 1, 1897, and Attorney General McKenna, of Cali fornia, shortly afterwards was nominat ed to succeed nim. He tendered his resig nation in April, 1897, to take effect Dec, 1. Since his retirement Justice Field had lived quietly In his old home facing the eastern section of the capitol grounds. -«_ REPAIR SHOPS BURNED. Loas of More Than Fifty Thousand Dollars for the N. P. MANDAN, N. D., April P.— (Special.)— At 9 o'clock this morning fire started in the Northern Pacific carpenter shop, and in a few minutes the roof was ablaze. Notwithstanding the efforts of the fire departments of the city and railroad com pany, the carpenter shop, machine shop, boiler shop and blacksmith shops were burned and nothing but the brick walls are standing. Fortunately there was no wind and the etore rooms, offices and round house were uninjured. There were three locomotives and steam shovels in the repair shop upon which there will be j considerable loss. It Is estimated that the loss will be from $50,000 to $75,000. m PRESS CLUB LEAGUE. The Ninth Annual Convention at Baltimore a Notable Occasion. BALTIMORE, April 9.— The ninth an nual convention of the International League of Press Clubs, which will be held from Tuesday to Friday of the coming week, promises to be one of the most successful in the league's history. The Journalists' club of this city will be the host of the delegates, who will number about 200, representing press clubs in all parts of the United States and Canada, The first business meeting will be Tues day afternoon. On Wednesday morning delegates and guests will take the steamer Virginia for Old Point Comfort, the for mer holding a business session en route. The last business session will be held In the pavilion of the Hotel Chamberlain at Old Point on Thursday. Among the questions to be discussed at the business session will be the estab lishment of a home for Indigent and in valid newspaper men. Several sites have been offered, including one in Colorado, in connection with the Childs home for printers. The banquet to be tendered to the del egates on Friday night in Masonic Tem ple promises to be one of the most elab- THIRD REGIMENT SUFFERS SEVERELY. WASHINGTON, April 9.-The following cablegram from Gen Otis at Manila, was received by the war department today Ma ?of a dre A ?e r portedt dJUtant GenersU ' Washington: Casualties not here- KILLED. WOUNDED. THIRD INFANTRT--Company H, Privates Jamee Hamilton leg silent- Company M. Joseph Slack arm, slight; John McCul lough arm' s lht : John W. Parrott, foot, slight; Joseph D. Sweet, heef severe FIRST SOUTH DAKOTA-Company C, Private Guy P Davis ' hand slight; Company L, Private John Rogers, back, serni-sevtre ' FII snght MONTANA ~ C ° mPany G ' PrlVat6 John T - M <=Laughlin. hand, Fll ant hSnd SH slght T ° N ~ CO|nPany X'K ' PrU ' ate ThOmas L ' M °nroe, scalp TENTH PENNSYLVANIA-Company X, Sergeant Frank Sham abdo men, severe; Company D, Private Charles Rasenkel leg rifcht UTAH ARTILLERY-Company B, Private John H. Pender' thUrh' se vere; Company H, Private A. J. Borderwine, Fifty-first lowa, miss- TWENTIETH KANSAS-Company G, Private W. B. Matthews ahovo eye, slight; Company X, George MVer, abdomen, slight- Comnanv R Lawrence. Page, foot, slight; T>and. Cortland Fleming, ' aMoSSEf B f - SECOND CALIFORNIA ARTII.LERY-Company D Privat* T !„„„, Sturman, arm, slight. ' Lionel orate dinners ever given in Baltimore, while some of the nation's most eloquent speakers will aid In providing an orator ical feast. President McKinley has prom ised to be present, if his health and pub lic business will permit, and he is expect ed by the committee to send a favorabla answer to the invitation early In the week. Among the other notables who have ac cepted Invitations are Secretary of State John Hay, who will speak upon "News paper Men and Newspaper Clubs In Eng land;" Postmaster General Charles Em ory Smith, Col. A. K. McClure and Con gressman Lemuel E. Quigg. Senator Chauncey M. Depew, Senator Joseph R. Hawley, Congressman Amos J. Cummings and Mr. John Addison Porter, the presi dent's private secretary, have signified their Intention to attend if possible. OCEAN ETIQUETTE. Fifteen Hours on an Upturned Boat Without Introductions. LONDON, April 9.— The Stella disas ter furnished an Incident typical of Eng lishmen beyond everybody on earth. Three drenched survivors, riding for fif teen hours across an overturned boat, were picked up and sent to their destina tion. Reporters. chanced to meet one and got his story. When asked for the names and homes of his companions he an swered: "I don't know. I didn't ask. We hadn't been introduced." MONDAY MORNING, APRIL, 10, 1899. REVOLT II RUSSIA A GENERAL UPRISING IS THREAT ENED IN THE PROVINCE OF KASOIf TARTARS MUCH ALARMED ATTEMPT TO GIVE THE-M RELIEF MISTAKEN FOR AN EFFORT AT PERSECUTION END OF THE DREYFUS CASE Premier of France, In an Important Speech, Says That It la Near at Hand and Proimiaea That Juatlce Shall Be Done to All The Army la Not to Be Attacked — Speech Wu Optimistic. LONDON, April 10.— The Bt Petersburg correspondent of the Daily Telegraph says: A serious situation which has recently developed in the province of Kaaon, southeastern Russia, a territory Inhabited principally by Tartars, Is likely to result in a general uprising. Famine and ty phus, that have long been devastating the Volga territory, created such a terrible havoo in Kason province that the govern ment was compelled to send aid, food and Red Cross sanitary agents. Unfortunately rumors were circulated with the assistance of fanatical priests that the representatives of the govern ment really wanted to convert the Mo hammedans. A general religious panic ensued and the government agents every where met with a hostile reception, being stoned and otherwise maltreated, so that it became impossible to distribute the aid sent. The government is now endeavor- Ing to reassure the misguided Tartars. The province of Kason, which is trav ersed by the Volga and the Kama, has a population of 1,700,000 souls. During the sway of the Tartars of the Golden Horde, the province was Included with the pres ent Russian provinces of Viathka, Perm, Slmbersk and Renza, in the kingdom of Kaeon. It was originally peopled by Finns, who were vanquished by the Tar tars. In. 1662 Ivan Vassilivltch 11., by the taking of the City of Kason, long cele brated for Its educational establishments and the entrepot of the commerce be tween Siberia, Bokhara and Southern Russia, destroyed the Tartar power and annexed the territory to Russia. END rs IN SIGHT. Premier of France Promise* Justice In the Dreyfua Caae. PARIS, April 9.— Premier Dupuy, in the course of an Important speech to his con stituents today at Lepuy, capital of tho department of Haute-Loire, said that the situation, both at home and abroad, was eminently satisfactory. "The spontaneous election of a stalwart and worthy Republican as president of the republic," he continued, "proves the stability and vitality of the republic and has disconcerted the factions who aimed at chimerical plebiscites and futile re storations." He referred approvingly to the recent agreements with Italy and Great Britain and said that France was "now free for industrial and commercial development and a large field of colonizing." Reverting to home affairs he said: "The agitations are only on the surface. Be neath are calm industry and security. The end of the Dreyfus affair appears to be in sight and the complication will be unraveled by the court of cassation, whose judgment will be acknowledged by all. "The government, however, attaches importance to reiterating Its determina tion to repress all polemics which call the national army in question. "As soon as the court of cassation has given Judgment the government will take the necessary measure to determine re sponsibilities and will act accordingly, If that should be necessary, but those acts and the punishment of individual faults will not affect the army, which is our hope for the future and the indispensable guardian of the constitution and law It certain people think otherwise let us leave them to their despicable folly and for ourselves continue to look to ward the army, full of gratitude and confidence." LONDON SUNDAY PAPERS. The New Departnre In British Jonr_ iiullnm Inaugurated. LONDON, April 9—London's two pio neer Sunday papers appeared today' They are of dißtinctly different type Mr Harmsworth's Sunday Mail is a frank adaptation of the American Sun* day newspaper, with features of direct human interest and illustrations. Its method of printing advertisements is a faithful reproduction of the effective style originated In America, and is an ism In English journal- In the Initial issue Lord Kitchener de scribes what Khartum will be In the twentieth century. Dr. Schweninger tells the secret of Bismarck's life. Hall Calne writes on the life of a novelist, and Clement Scott recounts Sir Henry Irv ing's struggle for fame. There Is a news section on the lines of the Dally Mail Sir Edward Lawson's Sunday Telegraph Is on the conventional English journalis tic model, which the unprecedented suo cess of the Dally Mall would seem to have conclusively proved to be out of date. The Mall Is by tar the more attractive, and the remarkable success of Its dally Issue along the same lines Is the best justification .of Alfred Harmsworth's plan. The other big London dallies will b© constrained soon to follow the example of their more enterprising rivals. The- Daily News mildly attempted to forstall them yesterday by publishing for the first time what It calls "The Saturday Page for Home Reading," consisting of special articles of the Sunday newspaper kind. It actually ventures an illustrated history of the bloomer costume. The News Is the Nonconformist organ and cannot attempt a Sunday publication without risking a large proportion of its circulation. DREYFUS JUSTLY CONDEMNED. Gen. Zurllmlen'n Vf—vr Expressed to the Court of Cassation. PARIS, April 9.- Continuing Its publi cation of the evidence given before the court of cassation in the Dreyfus case, the Figaro gives today the depositions of Gen. Zurlinden, military governor of Paris, and Gen. Chanoine, formerly minister of war. Gen. Zurlinden deposed that when he entered the cabinet laist autumn, he knew nothing of the Dreyfus affair, but the suicide of Lieut. Col. Henry provoked him to study the dossier, which convinced him that Dreyfus was justly condemned. The secret documents In the dossier proved, he declared, that the traitor belonged to the general staff. There was no malico In the designation of the culprit, and therefore the legend of the "entrapped Jew" must be set aside. Gen. Zurlinden proceeded to show by technical details that the particulars in dicated in the bordereau were highly Im portant to a foreign nation. With refer ence to the phrase, . "I am going to the maneuvers," In tho 1 bardereau, he Bald that the military students were wont to attend the maneuvers, but on Aug. 27, 1894, the day to which the phrase in the bordereau referred they did not attend. This fact, he said, he regarded as hav ing great bearing on the discovery of the author of the bordereau. Proof of tho culpability of Dreyfus, he Insisted, exist ed outside the depositions of Lieut. Col. Henry and Col. Oni Paty do Clam, and he appealed to the court to reject re vision, which, he said, he would have de manded himself in the name of the army, If he had had or did lave, the slightest doubt of the guilt of Dreyfus. He knew nothing, he asserted, of the relations be tween Comte B-terhazy, Lieut. Col. Henry and Col. Sandherr, or of the de livery of secret documents to the court martial in 1894, nor had he any knowledge respecting the correctness of such ru mors. In concluding bis evidence he re marked that the whole army wished the fullest light to be thrown upon the af fair. Gen. Chanoine testified that ho had ex amined all the dossiers placed at his disposal and these, In his judgment, es tablished the culpability of Dreyfus. He also deposed that ho had epoken on the subject with many, persons who were acquainted with the circumstances of the trial in 1894. ________ . i GERMAN HONOR INVOLVED. Berlin Fears That Saut* May Have Asaailed the Flag. BERLIN, April 9.— The National Zei tung, discussing the situation at Samoa, declares that all changes which have oo curred there since the middle of March are invalid, and that the conditions es tablished by the joint proclamation of the consuls on Jan.« 4 are still legally In force. While admitting the "amicable attitude of the American gevernment," the Na tional Zeltung says: "It must remain undecided for the pres ent whether Admiral Kautz has assailed the honor of the German flag. If this should prove to have been the case, we have the fullest confidence in the ability of the government not only to keep the actual solution of the Samoan question in view, but also to secure adequate satis faction for the real Interests of the Ger man empire." LONDON, April ia-The Berlin corre spondent of the Standard says: "After receiving Mr. White, the United States ambassador, .and Sir Frank Las celles, the British ambassador, last week and explaining to them Germany's atti tude regarding Samoa, Emperor William sent instructions to the German ambas sadors in London and Washington to the general effect that Germany considers the new government in Siamoa illegal and the action of the British and Americans a clear violation of th« Samoan act. The reported behavior of Admiral Kautz towards the German cruiser Falke has given umbrage throughout the empire, but it is considered . certain that if the report is confirmed tbe United States will readily admit Germany's right to satis faction and will repair Kautz's errors. It is hoped, however, that the accounts are exaggerated. "- IRISH ELECTIONS. Nationalists Chosen In a Majority of the CunntlrH. DUBLIN, April 9.— Returns received last night from the Irish county council elections show that 800 Nationalists, 83 Unionists, 1 Labor candidate and 1 Lib eral have been returned. The Earl of Dundaven and Mount-Earl, Baron Mont eagle of Brandon, and Baron Emili, Unionists, were elected in the Limerick district. The results of the election In a few places will not be known until to morrow. GEN. BILOTTS TESTIMONY. It Threw No Sew LJffht Upon the Cmc off Dreyfus. PARIS, April 9.— The testimony of Gen. Bilot, former minister of war, before the court of cassation iff, the Dreyfus case, as published in the Figaro, was mainly of a negative character and did not con tain any new facts except the assertion that the brothers pf Dreyfus told Gen. Sandh-err on Dec. 13/1804, that they were ready to offer their' whole fortune for the discovery of the real culprit. This was the beginning' of the Dreyfus cam paign taken up by .Col. Picquart. «p I- TO MARRY A BICH GYPSY. She Overcame Opjtp*ttlon by Buying a Farm for the Father. BUTLER, Ind., April 9.— lt Is announc ed that Lee Campbell, son of a farmer of small means, is to marry one of the gypsies who he.ye been camping south of town, and that srVe is Worth $40,000. The boy's parents objected to the marriage, but finally conse^ed to allow him to bring her to theiß horn« to talk it over. She came and offered to buy a farm for the father, furniflfc the house, and pay all expenses of thej *edding if he would consent to the t^arriage. She showed deposit checks anjjiouyiting to more than $5,000 In proof of hjsriability to do as she promised. Mr. Canjptiell consented to the marriage. She ha* tought the boy a $40 suit, advanced Ufa rpr the wedding din ner, and told Mr. CfcmP bell to invite all_ his fiends to witness the ceremony on' Thursday afternoon. She said she wouM pay for all they wanted to eat, but no drinks. i TWELVE ARE DEAD ADDITIONAL LOSS OF LIFE IN THE MONTANA FLOODS IS CON FIRMED MAT REACH INTO MILLIONS HEtAVY DAMAGE TO PROPERTY REPORTED IN ALL PORTIONS OF THE STATE MILES CITY UNDER WATER Water Backed Vp by an lee Gorge in « Tongue River and Forced Nearly a Hundred Families to Leave Their Homea Rivera Out of Their Banlu Traina Are De layed on All Llnea. GLENDIVE, Mont., April 10.—(Spe cial).—At a late hour last night the death of James Sullivan, his wife and six chil- , dren was confirmed. A searching prty, headed by Sheriff Alken and Charles Parker, crossed the river and reached the Sullivan house. They found the en tire family dead. GLENDIVE, Mont., April B.— (Special.) —The total of lives lost in the floods caused by the ice gorge in the Yellow stone river may reach twelve. The loss of four people, reported drowned yester day, has been confirmed, and eight more who are missing may have shared the "HOW'LL YOU TRADE* same fate. The missing: are: James Sul livan, his wife and six children. Those ■who are dead as reported yesterday are: Mrs. R. W. Snyder, wife of a rancher; Miss Nellie Reagan, her niece; Miss Rose Wybrecht, a visitor to the Snyder ranch, and Eugene E. O'Connor. ICE GORGE. The Ice began moving at 7:50 In the evening and continued flowing until 9:30, when It gorged. It was during the gorge that the four above mentioned were drowned. A fifth member of the party, Joseph Myers, was rescued from a tree this morning at B o'clock by several dar ing men who risked their own lives to save him. The party of five left the ranch to reach the track, but before they covered half the distance the water was waist deep and they were assisted to a tree, Myers getting up first, and O'Connor assisting from below. Q'Connor was the first to be washed from the tree, Mrs. Snyder th« second, and Miss Wybrecht third. A huge plee« of Ice struck the tree and broke two in two, carryng off Miss Reagan. ONE SAVED. When Myers found the tree was falling he jumped on to a piece of ice, and think ing he would have to swim, removed his shoes and outer clothing. Finding no op portunity to reach high land by swim ming, he grasped the first tree he came to and climbed into the branches. After seven hours' exposure in his undergar ments he was taken from his perilous po sition and is now rapidly improving. Another neighbor remained on his roof until daylight this morning, when he got into a canoe and paddled ashore. LAST SPAN GONE. At 4:30 this morning the third span of the railway bridge here, two spans of which were carried away last night, was swept from its piers and was carried down stream about two miles, where it now rests in an upright position. Half an hour later the first span from the Glendlve side slid into the water like a swan and gracefully floated a mile below town, where It now rests. The large ice break . In front of the draw span stood the crush with very little damage. The low lands along the river for miles are under water and ice, and the North ern Pacific tracks were flooded for half a; mile west of town, which delayed No. 1 several hours. Hundreds of head of live stock were swept away by the overflow. Meager reports from above and below the town are slow in coming in and there is no telling what damage will result. Relatives of the drowned persons have attempted suicide, but were prevented. The death list will not exceed twelve or fifteen, it 1b thought, but the loss may be greater when the worst la known. MONTANA FLOODED. Floods are now inundating all the val leys In Montana. The past winter was unprecedented In that the snow fall was PRICE TWO CENTS- ] KvWSIU-. not only heavy, but that there was con tinuous cold and all the snow Is still ly ing. The last two days have been ex ceedingly warm and the . snow began to move all at once. Not a railroad in the state Is running trains on time owing to heavy washouts. Railroad officials here today said that If the weather continues warm two days longer the loss to rail roads alone will aggregate millions. The loss to the counties In bridges and roads and to individuals in live stock and oth er property will reach millions more. MILES CITY FLOODED. "Water Backed Into the Town by Gorges In Tongne River. MILES CITY, Mont., April 9.—(Spe cial.)—The ice gorged a» the mouth of Tongue river and .also near the rallroa'l bridge, about 3 o'clock this afternoon, and the water rose rapidly, completely Inundating all that part of the town south of the track, making a runway of water at least one mile wide. Tonight at least, seventy-five houses are abandoned, many families being rescued in boats. At 7 o'clock tonight the water broke over the railroad tracks and the main street Is a regular stream. This is the highest water known here since 18S1. The city fired several shots of dyna mise, which started part of tho gorge, taking out the Ice on the west side of the bridge, relieving some of tho water. At 10 o'clock the water is falling and the worst is over. The county bridge over the river has been washed away. It is reported today that Harry Brown, foreman for Joseph Scott, Is drowned. Several washouts east of town are re ported. The loss here will reach several thousand dollars. MAY REACH MILLIONS. Property Loss From Floods In Mon tana Will Be Heavy. ANACONDA, Mont., April 9.— Specials from various parts of Montana show that the recent cMnciok has made raging tor rents out of most of the rivers In the state, in many cases breaking all records. The loss will run up into hunlrorts of thousands of dollaTs, and may reach mil lions. —Chicago Chronicle. IRON WORKERS IN RIOT. Three Seriotasly Injured and a Doe. en Others Bruised at Chicago. CHICAGO, April 9.— A riot, in which three men were seriously injured and a dozen others bruised by flying stones and pieces of iron, occurred today between about thirty structural iron workers. Re volvers, knives and clubs were freely used. The seriously injured are: Andrew Rechert, R. J. Ross and Gottlieb Fedener. The fight occurred at IS and 20 Kvanston avenue, where a big warehouse is in course of construction. All the men en gaged are union workmen. It was claim ed by members of the union that an agreement, whereby outside iron workers were to do no inside work was being vio lated and for several days the work in side of the building had been done under police protection, but no officers were there today. BULLETIN OF IMPORTANT NEWS OF THE DAY Weather Forecast for St. Paul: Warmer; Increasing Cloudiness. I— Floods in Montana. Revolt in Ruaala. Advance on Santa Cmi, Justice Field Dead. 2— Fanners' Alliance Plans. Death of O'Connell. Which Sect Truest T 3— Trade With Colonies. News of the Northwest. 4— Editorial. Bryan to Relmont. Gen. Gomez Ignored, 6— Sporting News. 6-Weok'd Markets Reviewed. Stock >lv I-:* it Outlook. 7— Minneapolis Matters. B— ln the Field of Labor. Minnesota Dairy Interest*. Wotrk on Omnibus Bill. ATLANTIC LINERS. BREMEN— Arrived: Kaiser Freidrich, T p!^JZS rk - vla Cherbourg and London. .LONDON— Arrived: La Bretagne, Havre; Etruria, Liverpool and Queenstown. NEW YORK— Sailed: California, Naples and Genoa. QUEENSTOWN— SaiIed: Campania, New York. HAVRE — Sailed: La Touxaine, New York. TODAY IN ST. PAUL. METROPOLITAN— EIIis Opera company in "Faust" (in French), 7:45 p. m. GRAND— "McFadden's Row of Flats " 8:15 p. m. Palm Garden— Vaudeville, 2 and 8 p. m. Methodist ministers meet, Y. M. C. A rooms, 11 a. m. Court of inquiry meets, army headquar • tera, 10 a. m. 1 Chamber of commerce meets, 11 a. m. TROCHA OF TROOPS THE PLAN OF GEN. OTIS IS TO SEP. ABATE THE FILIPINO FORCES SCOUTING TO THE SOUTH AMERICAN LINES TO BE EXTENDED FROM MANILA CLEAR ACROSS THE ISLAND EXPECTED TO ATTACK EAELY Gen. Lawton's Plan Was to Fall Upon the Eenmy at Santa Croti art Daybreak and Then Push His Men on Into the Unexplored Dia trlct Tactics Those of Frontier Fightings MANILA, April 9.-The expedition of 1,600 men, under MaJ. Gen. Henry W. Law ton, which started last night with the in tention of crossing Laguna de Bay, cap turing the town of Santa Cruz on the eastern shore of the lake and then sweep- Ing the country to the south, consists of 200 picked sharpshooters, chosen from the various regiments, Hawthorne's mounted battery, Gale's squadron, three troops of the Fourth cavalry, unmounted, with bronchos, Tappan's battalion of the Four teenth Infantry and Llnck's battalion of the First North Dakota infantry, under Gen. King. The flotilla of twenty canoes, towed by tugs and convoyed by the gunboats La guna de Bay, Oestand Rapidan and pre ceded by the launch containing Gen. Law ton and Gen. King, started from San Pe dro Macatl, on the river Paste, movlnj toward the lake Just as evening was set ting in. The men were all feeling in. high spirits and carried rations for ten day B , with -the lightest marching equip ment. Gen. Lawton's plan was to reach Santa Cruz this morning at daybreak, capture or destroy any rebel gunboats or ship ping, to take the town and then to scour the country to the south of the lake, a district not yet explored by the Ameri cans. The tactics will be those of the old time frontier fighting, and it Is prob able that the command will be divided Into squads of twelve, under non-com missioned officers. In Gen. Lawton's absence the second division is temporarily commanded by Gen. Ovenshine, whose lines extend from the beach near Malate, south to Manila to the shore of Laguna de Bay, beyond Pastg, a distance of about seven miles. . The withdrawal of the eighteen . com panies, constiuting the expeditionary force, made a gap in the line from the beach to Caliculi, just south of San Pe dro Macati, which was subsequently niled by the Fourth regular infantry. The rebels on the extreme right had ev idently been informed of the withdrawal of the troops and they attempted to sneak through after nightfall, but they met with a warm reception and fell back in disor der on discovering that the line was still intact. Santa Cruz is the principal town on the southeast shore of Laguna de Bay, the large lake east of Manila, which occupies more than half the breadth of Luzon isl and at that point. Santa Cruz is the cap ital of Laguna province, has a popula tion of about 13,000, and is forty-eight miles from Manila. Soon after the capture of Pasig by "Wheatons brigade gunboats cleared the lake of the rebel vessels and reduced some works at Santa Cruz. No landing was made, as the rebels were in consid erable force at the town, and the gun boats did not carry men enough to hold the place against them. The recent operations by MacArthur't division, resulting in the capture of Ma -10108, the rebel capital, have been to the north of Manila. "While these operations were proceeding Ovenshine's and King's brigades, under Gen. Lawton, were hold ing the line of the Pasig river. This stream runs from Laguna de Bay to Ma nila bay. Holding the river and con trolling the lake and bay, the Americans were able to prevent the rebels of the southern provinces from coming to the aid of those of the north. The only route open by which the rebels could Join forces was clear around the lake. •and through the mountains along the east coast, a distance of about 150 miles. Gen. Otis has evidently resolved to ex tend his lines clear across Luzon island and also to push the rebels in the south ern provinces. The dispatch of Lawton's expedition to Santa Cruz Is a step In that direction. Santa Cruz will form a base from which to operate into the southern provinces, and thus still farther break up the insurgent forces. Supplies can be sent to Santa Cruz by water, thus avoid ing the difficulties of the low country Just south of Manila. IMPORTANT NEWS EXPECTED. Officials Waiting Word of the Fall of Santa Cruz. WASHINGTON, April 9.— The war de partment officials look for important news from Manila tomorrow announcing in all probability the capture of the city of Santa Cruz. The move is looked upon as one of the natural steps in Gen. Oils' carefully laid plans against the insur gents. It is regarded as likely that Gen. Lawton has already gained possession of this little stronghold, for it Is but a short journey over the bay lagoon, a fresh wa ter sea which comes almost up to Manila Itself, which is forty-eight miles away from Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz is apparently an opening wedge for the country beyond. From it lead highways in all directions, to Ma nila, by going around the shores of Bay lagoon, and to the important point of Uatangas and the well advanced prov ince of Taibas, whose capital is located twelve miles from Havana. Gen. Law ton, however, may not attempt any ma terial advance beyond Santa Cruz at this time, as the region to the south is a very broken country, covered by mountains, and the rainy season is coming on, so that his purpotte may be to gain a.n ad vantageous position for the future DKWEY AGAIN DENIES. The Admiral Snj h He Ha* No Polit ical Ambition. NEW YORK, April 9.— Admiral Dewoy Continued on Third Pace.