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VOI.. XXII.—NO. 121.
The Administration Arraigned for
the StejiM Taken to SuliJukhli' the
Filipino* — Perils of a Large
Standing Army Pointed Out—En-
Kin ml CharKed With Duplicity
nnd Jealousy.
CHICAGO, April 30.—Central Music hull
w.hs this afternoon lilled with an audi
gathered to protest against the
< iiirse of the administration with refer
to the Philippine Islands. Once or
twice the proceedings were Interrupted
by protests of those who disagreed with
the sentiments of the speakers. When
Bishop J. L. Spalding, of Peoria, declared
that "England has never been a friend of
this country," an Englishman near the
platform cried excitedly, "That'e a lie."
Without noticing the interruption the
bishop continued his address. He said in
"We are, at present, in the midst of a
crisis, in which lack of thought and de
liberation may lead us far from the ideals
which, as Americans, we have most
cherished, and expose us to evils of which
we scarcely dream. We stand at the
parting of the ways. It is not yet too
late to turn from the way which leads
through war and conquest to imperial
ism, to standing armies, to alliances with
foreign powers and finally to the disrup
tion of the Union itself. It Is not too
late, because it is still possible,
probable even that the American
people will reconsider the whole question
of the complications in which our vic
tories over Spain have involved us, and,
calling to mind the fact that they did
not enter into this war for the purpose
of becoming an empire, but for the pur
pose of helping others to throw off the
yoke of a tyrannical imperialism, will see
that to be blinded and led away by
success is to be weak and foolish; or,
rather, since here the highest Interests
of humanity are at stake, is to be wicked
and criminal. If this may not be, then
the American people have degenerated,
they have lost their hold upon the his
torical causes and the political habits
which led to the founding of our institu
tions and to the marvelous growth and
prosperity of our country.
"We shall not believe that the gain
of a few naval battles over a weak and
unprepared foe has power to throw us
into such enthusiasm or such madness
as to turn us permanently from the prin
ciples and policies to which we owe our
national existence, our life and liberty;
or that destiny, the divinity of fatalists
and materialists, can weaken our faith
In the God of Justice, righteousness and
love, who soorns and thrusts far away
those who, having the giant's strength,
It to oppress or destroy the weak
ii'l ipnorant.
"We have never looked upon ourselves
redestlned to subdue the earth, to
compel other nations with sword to ac
cept our rule; we have always believed
In human rights, In freedom and oppor
tunity. In education and religion, and we
have invited all men to come and enjoy
these blessings in this half of the world
which God has given us. but we have
never dreamed that they were articles to
be exported and thrust down unwilling
throats at the point of the bayonet. We
have sympathized with all oppressed
peoples—with Ireland, Greece, Armenia,
Cuba. To emancipate the slave we gladly
sacrificed the lives of hundreds of thou
sands of our soldiers. And now the
American soldier, who should never
shoulder a gun except in a righteous
cause, is sent 10,000 miles across the
ocean to shoot men whose real crime is
that they wish to be free, wish to gov
ern themselves. To say that they are
unfit for freedom is to put forth the plea
of the tyrant in all ages and everywhere.
The enemies of liberty have never lacked
for pretexts to justify their wronga; but,
In truth, at the root of all wars of con
quest there lies lust for blood or for gold.
"If the Inhabitants of the Philippines
came gladly to throw themselves into
our arms, we should refuse to do more
than counsel, guide and protect them un
til they form themselves into a stable
and Independent government. What
then is to be thought of those who seem
resolved either to rule or exterminate
"Our capital is fast becoming the most
Inhuman, the most iniquitous tyrant tha
world has ever known. Its tyranny is a
blight and a curse to those who exercise
it as well as to the multitude who are
its victims. Commercial and manufactur
ing competition is becoming a struggle
for existence fiercer than that which
makes nature red with rapine. Whereas
the tendency of true civilization and re
ligion is to convert the struggle for life
into co-operation for life, into work of
all, for all that all may have those inner
goods which make men wise, holy, beau
tiful and strong; whereas, this is the ten
dency of right civilization, our greed, our
superstitious belief in money as the only
true god and savior of man, hurry us
on with increasing speed into all the
venalities, dishonesties and corruptions,
into all the tricks and trusts by which the
people are disheartened and Impover
ished. We are hypnotized by the glitter
and glare, the pompous circumstance of
wealth, and are becoming incapable of a
rational view of life. We have lost faith
for simple things and simple ways. Wo
fiee from the country as from a desert
and find self-forgetfulness only amid the
noise and rush of great cities, where high
thought and pure affection are well nigh
"If it 1b our destiny to become an em
pire, it is not our destiny to endure as
a republic. Empire and imperialism are
associated with kingly and arbitrary
rule, with militarism and conquest. Was
not the Roman empire built on the ruins
of the republic? Was It not made pos
sible by the general loss of virtue and
patriotism, by the luxury and corruption
which the stolen wealth of a hundred
cities had spread through Rome? It is
only when the inner sources of life run
low that men rush madly to gain pos
session of external things. When the real
good of life escapes us, money and what
money buys seem to be all that is left.
Then men become cowards, liars and
thieves. They cringe and fawn and pal
ter. They worship success. They call
evil good and good evil. They have no
convictions which are not lucrative, no
opinions which are not profitable. Then
all things are for sale, then demagogues
are heroes, then opportunities for plunder
are welcome, then the best policy is that
which wins most votes and most money.
"But we are told that Imperialism has
proved a blessing to Great Britain. In
this matter there Is no parity between
England and the United States. The
more we hold aloof from England the
better shall It be for America. She has
not an ally In the world, and there 13
probably not a nation In the world which
would trust her as an ally. She has
never loved us from the days in which
she oppressed the colonies to the dark
days when, by aiding the Confederacy,
she sought to make the disruption of the
Union permanent. She does hot love
us now. We are the most dreaded ri
val she has, because we threaten her su
premacy in what is nearest and dearest
to her—her finances. She is confronted
by difficulties and dangers of various
kinds from which we are free. An alli
ance with her would involve us in the
difficulties and dangers by which she is
confronted and from which we are free.
We need neither her advice nor her assist
ance. The praises which she now be
stows on us, were they sincere, would
be superfluous; but since they nre
given with the design of drawing us Into
an imperialistic policy and troublesome
entanglements, they are insidious and in
sulting. Our wisest statesmen have
always been opposed to militarism as a
me' ice to our liberties. We want noth
ing more than the nucleus of an army
nothing which shall serve as a means
of conquest at home or abroad- and for
my own part I think a powerful navy a
danger rather than a protection. So long
as we are content to devote ourselves
to the tasks which God has set us we
can have nothing to fear even from a
coalition of the powers of Europe were
such a thing possible.
"We do not need a large standing army
or a great nnvy either for conquest or
self-defense. They are not necessary, as
I ,W,° UM be daneer<>us to our peace
and liberty. There was a time in our
history when the general government
seemed to be too weak and the states
too strong. That condition of things
passed away with the close of our Civil
war, when the executive seemed to ac
quire a new quality which clothed him
with almost dictntorial power. With
ourselves, as in the rest of the civilized
world, there is a drift toward socialism
We must face the great problems thus
raised with faith in our political princi
ples and with confidence In the good
sense and honesty of the people To
seek refuse in the Intervention of a
standing army, under the command of
a quasi dictator, or emperor, is to enter
in the way of anarchy and ruin.
"On many sides there is evidence of
moral decadence. Religion is losing its
hold on the masses, respect for those
who fill positions of authority is dimin
ishing, the rights of property are be
coming less sacred, the marriage tie is
loosening, greed is increasing, capital be
coming more unscrupulous. The virtues
of thrift, moderation and forethought
are less considered. We neither draw
wisdom and inspiration from the past
nor look to the future, but live like
thoughtless children In the present. The
listrust of the people of the men they
elect to office is at once discouraging and
injurious to public morality. Human
life is taken on slight provocation, and
outrages which blacken our fair name
are committed by mobs which seem to
have lost all sense of humanity. In that
which essentially constitutes education—
the development of conscience, the for
mation of character—our schools seem in
a large measure to have failed.
"It is, of course, possible to take a dif
ferent and brighter view of our condition
Expansion Is Criminal Aggression.
CHICAGO, April 30.-The resolutions adopted today by the mass
meetin* of those opposed to the policy of colonial expansion follow
? hoßtile * »*'*
free We resrret thnt it ie rl which it has been our glory to be
is-rs^ssr *-a °pe° «sss Iss. i£ssss?ssfci:
orders; our duty is dilisrent inouirU ■*„*'+ , du^y- was obedience to
Filipinos as a needless horror! aTdeS^dishonor tn s/, au»nter °* ijtoi
erty, begun by Spain and continued by X W«L!< &l against lib
pMreo,'id^n?£dos'^,.r .SfSI"l«£°-
nounce to the Filipinos its pur pose t°™ t S^m' » -J? hould at once an'
tees of order, the independence for ■ whST?h™ £' under Pl"°P, er euara
Bhould seek by diplomatic methods To secure th«^?^° lonf ■^■u«nt ' and
common consent of nations. It is today « tr,, Independence by the
was a year ago of the Cubans, that they » Q . and of r,J Illpins as it
free and independent " - > "»*>. they are and of right ought to be
by emphasizing our wealth, our national
progress, our growth In numbers, our en
lightenment and our enterprise; but a
wise man gives little heed to that in
which he succeeds, that he may better
study wherein he fails. Why should we
turn from what is unpleasant, if by con
sidering It we may learn useful lessons?
If we but have the courage to look stead
fastly and to see things as they are, we
shall easily see that our true work lies
here and not thousands of miles away.
We are the foremost bearers of the pre
cious treasure of the race. In the suc
cess of the experiment which we are
making the hopes of all noble and gener
ous soula for a higher life of mankind
are centered. If we fail the world fails;
if we succeed we shall do more for the
good of all men than if we conquered all
the islands and continents. Our mission
is to show that popular government on
a vast scale is compatible with the best
culture, the purest religion, the highest
Justict, and that it can permanently en
dure. In comparison with this what
would be a thousand groups of Philip
pines? What the most brilliant career
of imperial pomp and glory?
"When the American people resolve
not to hold what they never intended to
take possession of, they will have little
difficulty in finding a solution of this
Philippine difficulty. Above all, let them
not be misled by vanity, let them not
harken to the siren voice of English
flattery, let them not stop to think that
what other nations shall say, but let
them, as becomes a great, a free and en
lightened people, be self-directed, holding
in view only such aims and ends as are
wise and just and conducive to the per
manent welfare and highest interest of
the republic."
Dr. Henry Wade Rog-era, president of
Northwestern univeieity, who also acted
as chairman of the meeting, spoke on the
evils of expansion. He said:
"We fought the war with Spain to give
liberty to the people of Cuba. Congress
declared in April, 1898, that the people of
Cuba 'are and of right ought to be free
and independent.' The people of the
Philippines have the same right to be
free and Independent. And yet we are
fighting them that we may make them
dependent upon the United States. We
seek to excuse our conduct to our
selves by saying that after all the time
has not arrived when these people ought
Continued on Fourth Pas*.
Filipino Leader Believed Calnmplt
Would Prove the Graveyard of
the American Army, and Lo«t
Heart When the Defenses "Were
Carried by the Boys In Bine—
Pronilees Made to the Inanrgentß.
MANILA, April 30.—While it Is the
general expectation among Americans
that the Filipino emissaries will return
with revised proposals from Gen. An
tonio Luna, MaJ. Gen. Otis is not letting
this prospect interfere with his prepara
tions for pushing the war. Yesterday
he ordered Maj. Oen. Lawton to return
to Angat, a few miles northwest of Nor
zagaray, but not to advance aggressively
while the negotiations are pending. Mao-
Arthur is apparently acting on the same
policy, but he is repairing bridges and
strengthening the line of his force, which
is stretched out with a four-mile front
and within a quarter of a mile of the
The possibilities of peace are grati
fying to a great majority of the army,
who have regarded the war as an un
pleasant duty. Manila is cheerful over
the prospect of a return to normal life,
though there are skeptics who remark
that a truce would enable the Insurgents
to rest until the rainy season, upon which
they have been depending as an im
portant ally.
It is reported there are 75,000 refugees
north of San Fernando. This is not Im
possible, considering the thickly popu
lated region which the Americans have
cleared. It seems also that smallpox is
spreading among them.
The so-called Filipino congress will
meet at San Fernando tomorrow.
When Dean C. Worcester, of the United
States Philippine commission, who ac
companied the Filipino emissaries from
Calumpit, said to Col. Manuel Argueles
that the Americans were under no obli
gations to refrain from fighting the Fili
pino officer replied:
"Would you fight while we are nego
tiating terms of peace?"
Mr. Worcester responded with the sug-
! gestion that an armistice would give the
Filipino leaders time to escape
th??.^ dl Where would we escape to?"
the Filipino exclaimed, referring in this
to the menacing hostile tribes behind the
x 1 llipino lines.
Col. Argueles said he was much disap
pointed in the results of his mission He
said also that Aguinaldo expected Cal
umpit to be the cemetery of the Ameri
can army." ; " 7;
j Lieut. Col. Wallace, of the First Mon
tana regiment, Maj. Adams and MaJ
Shield, who slept on Friday night in
Gen. Luna's camp, where they went to
inform the j Filipinos that their envoys
would return in safety, found the Fili
pino commander cordial, the Filipino
troops removing their hats as the Ameri
cans passed. , The Filipinos complained
to them that the Americans used explo
sive bullets, which is not the fact The
American officers retorted that the cop
per shells used by the Filipinos are worse
than explosive bullets. Gen. Luna said
he regretted being, obliged to kill Ameri
cans, but that was his business.
Gen. Wheaton entertained Col. Argu
eles and Lieut. Jose Bernal and provided
them with horses to return"- v to their
In the course of tho conference yester
fT a3L J? COb c- Bchurman, chairman of tho
United States Philippine commission, told
Col. Argueles that if the Insurgents would
lay down their arms he and his col
leagues of the commission would consult
them regarding the plan of government
to be submitted to President McKinley
He said he could not promise that ali
their suggestions would be adopted but
he could assure them that there would be
a presumption in favor of their sugges
tions, adding that the commissioners
would be especially desirous of satisfying
the legitimate aspirationa of the Filipinos
When Col. Argueles protested that un
conditional surrender would be humilia
tion, Mr. Schumann replied:
"There would be no humiliation in Gen
Otis treating our brother Filipinos as
Gen. Grant treated our brother Ameri
cans at Appomattox."
Mr. Schurman said today: "I believe
Col. Argueles Is personally sincere and
honest, though I have no means of learn
ing the objects and alms of the authori
ties behind him. The Filipinos, like other
A«laUo people, have no trmt In mere
wordß without force behind them, but
with force I consider a conciliatory spirit
of the utmost importance. I believe that
when peace has been establißhed, govern
ing the Filipinos will not be a difficult
matter, providing we show them firm
ness. Justice and kindness.
"At the present they distrust and dis
like us, but these sentiments, which are
perhaps not unnatural, ■will soon be dis
pelled by the effects ot the good govern
ment wo have promised to establish here.
It will be the utmost duty of American
officials to understand and sympathize
with the Filipinos themselves."
Yesterday before Gen. Oti» had issued
the order directing Gen. Lawton to re
turn to Angat the troops of his command
encountered the rebels In a circle of hills
outside of San Rafael, about five miles
northwest of Angat, dislodging them aft
er an hour's fighting. The Americans had
three wounded. A thousand armed Fili
pinos fell back as tlje Americans ad
The villagers met Gen. Lawton, offering
him provisions. They dare not flee into
the mountain country on the east because
of the robber tribes, and' on the west
are the troops of Gen. Mac Arthur.
Messrs Carrick and Holmes, Americans,
who had been running a sugar mill at
Calumplt, and whose fate had caused
some anxiety, have sent word to Manila
that they are safe with Mr. Hlggins, man
ager of the Manlla-Da^upan railroad, at
Spain Glad to Hear of the Develop.
ments at Manila.
MADRID, April 30;— The prospect of
peace in the Philippines 1» hailed with
satisfaction, as likely to lead to the early
liberation of the Spanish prisoners in the
hands of the Filipinos.
Likely to Be a Candidate for the
Senate, Vice McMillan.
DETROIT, Mich., April 80.—Secretary
Alger was interviewed tonight relative
to his prospective candidacy before the
next legislature for United States sena
tor from Michigan to succeed Senator
McMillan. He was asked if Senator Mc-
Millan had intimated to him that he
would not be a candidate for election to
a third term in the senate. Secretary
Alger said:
"Senator McMillan has not only Inti
mated but has positively declared to me
on several occasions that he will cer
tainly not be a candidate for re-election
and that If I choose to be a candidate
he will do all In his power to assist my
"In case Senator McMillan should, how
ever, conclude to be a oandldate, general,
would you then withhold your candi
"I did not say that/ replied the secre
tary, "and I do not wish to be so un
derstood. I would yield to no man if I
had concluded to become an aspirant for
such an office, but I am perfectly certain
that Senator McMillan will not be a can
didate. He has told, me so repeatedly
and emphatically. I would not become
a candidate in the sense of making a
rough and tumble struggle for the aena
torshlp. Ido not believe that election
to the senatorshlp should ever come In
that way. But if it appeared to me to
be the wish of a majority of the people
of Michigan I would be glad to make a
fair contest for that office. Before Sena
tor McMillan's last election he said to me
that he was willing to withdraw and I
ought probably to b Dine a candidate In
his place. I felt, ' :e->er, that the sen
ator's record and **[ -vice? entitled him
to another term. - . ■■:■. I have been sec
retary of war I have paid little attention
to the matter, but I have concluded, In
view of the senator's statements to me
that if my party so wills It, I may be a
candidate for the senat&rship."
"Considering Gov. Plbgree's present at
titude toward you have you and the gov
ernor ever conferred Upon the subject?"
"I don't remember ever having ex
changed a word with the governor about
myself," said the general, —reflectively.
"We are on the best of terms, but I
have no knowledge about what his atti
tude may be on the eenatorship mat
Gen. Alger was much gratified over the
hopeful tone of tonight's Manila dis
patches, which were read to him.
■-•■■-. - - - . ———— .- .
Speaks Warmly in Praise of Volun
" teers in the Philippines.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 30.-Released
from . quarantine today Brig. Gen Har
rison Gray Otis, U. 8. V., who arrived
from Manila last night on the transport
Sherman, is today a very happy man at
being again home. He expects to leave
for Los Angeles tomorrow, ; and will im
mediately resume his : position as editor
in-chief of the Los Angeles Times. -
Gen. Otis spoke in high,terms of the
work of the volunteer troops in the Phil
ippines, saying their work throughout
had been a delightJ; to. old army officers.
No complaint came from them even
when exhausted from * their : bitter work
under the blazing .tropical sun, but they
showed the discipline of the regular sol
diers. To their bravery -and. implicit obe
dience of orders " lie . "gives unstinted
praise. 4 „ 4! ■
, "There Is no trouble .about the fighting
on. our side," said ■ Gen. Otis. "Make a
fairly good plan of battle,- Bend the sol
diers In under ; their officers, ; hold them
well in hand, give . them [ good rifles and
keep them supplied .with plenty of am
munition, maintain strict fire discipline,
show them the enemy's position and the
men will do the rest." v: - ••■>.,
So Says Hnnnis Taylor In an Inter-
view at Chicago.
CHICAGO, April 30— Hannis Taylor, of
Mobile, Ala., former United States minis
ter to Spain, in an Interview here outlined
the probable policy of the Democratic
party in the next national campaign.
Mr. Taylor said that opposition to the oc
cupation of the Philippines and to the
encroachments of trusts would be made
the dominant issues by the party. When
aekc-d if free silver would be subordinated
he replied that the campaign is too far
ahead for one to predict its financial pol
icy. ,
"I am an expansionist," said he, "but
I am more conservative than the Repub
lican expansionists. I believe in taking
in territory which, properly belongs to us,
but I do not believe in reaching out into
the Orient and becoming Involved in po
litical complications so far away from
home. I do not think It wise."
One Killed and One Captured After 1
V.-v: a Hard 1 Fight. I.'\ '
SALT LAKE ' CITY, Utah, April "•; 80.-
Two desperadoes held ■* up several men
near Brlgham City last night. The sher
iff of Box - Elder nbtinty. and posse! pur
sued the robbers \ came up with ; them
early,, this jj morning eight * miles from Og
den. The robbers fired •on the 'posse and
a number of shots .were exchanged. The
robbers ; then escaped Ito the hills. ; Capt.'
Brown, _of the;^Ogderi:.\" police force,
went to the assistance of the Box Elder
county V sheriff ; and i. the ' robbers r£ were
again located • In the /hills arid i another
battle took place, Iff which ' Capt. ;: Brown
and one :of the robbers | were killed. r. The
other robber was ured. ; * " - •.'.
The Energies of an Active Career
Devoted to Journalism and Diplo
macy—His Abilities Freely at the
Service of His Party—The Nation.
nl Capital to Be His Last Resting
WASHINGTON, April SO.—Hon. Lewis
Baker, widely known and prominent in
Journalism and politics for more than a
third of a century and for many years
editor and proprietor of the St. Paul
Globe, died at his home In this city
at noon today.
During the past seven weeks he had suf
fered from an attack of pernicious anae
mia, which _ steadily grew worse. Be
sides hie widow, Mrs. Ruth Baker, sis
ter of Col. S. W. Fordyce, of St. Louis,
receiver of the Kansas City, Pittsburg
& Gulf railway, nine children survive
him. They are John F. Baker, Mrs. C.
H. Warren and Mrs. J. E. Stubbert, of
New York city; Lewis Baker, of Phila
delphia; Mrs. C. W. Stiles, Miss 8. C.
Baker and Miss Ruth Baker, of Wash
ington; W. F. Baker, of Melrose, Minn.,
and S. G. Baker, of Elkins, W. Va, All
but one of his immediate family were
present when he died.
Funeral services will be held on Tues
day morning and the remains will be
Interred In the Rock Creek cemetery, this
Lewis Baker was born Nov. 7, 1832, In
Belmont county, Ohio. He entered a
country newspaper office at the age of
twelve years to learn the printing busi
ness and with the exception of a few
years in the government diplomatic serv
ice devoted his life to newspaper work.
He owned and edited various Ohio news
papers, among them the Woodsfleld
Democrat, Cambridge Jeffersonlan and
the Ohio State Journal at Columbus, be
ing associated with the late Hon. S. S.
Prof. Guglielmo Marconi, the inventor
of wireles telegraphy, who will visit
America next fall, is only twenty-five
years old, but his work has already won
him fame and fortune. He began experi
ments in Italy, and the Italian govern
ment gladly paid him a high price for the
use of his invention on war ships. Then
he removed to England. He is admittedly
the foremost inventor in hie line, and has
been the most successful of the numerous
scientific men who are working upon
wireless telegraphy. His recent experi
ments in England, in which he sent a
message without wires for a distance of
thirty miles, were perfectly successful.
Cox in the conduct of the last named
Journal. He was active In Ohio politics,
serving as a member of the state Demo
cratic committee for several years. He
was a delegate to nearly every national
Democratic convention from 1860 to 1892.
During the civil war he established the
Wheeling, W. Va., Register and con
ducted it until ISSS. He was chairman
of the Democratic state committee In
West Virginia for twelve or fifteen years
and a member of the national committee
for four years. He served two terms in
the state senate and was presiding offlcer
of that body part of the time.
He purchased the St. Paul Globe in
18S6 and 'made it a power in the political
and commercial development of the
Northwest until 1893, when he was ap
pointed minister to Nicaragua, Costa
Rica and Salvador by President Cleve
land. Mr. Baker was chairman of the
Minnesota state Democratic committee in
the campaign of 1592. In 18S6 he was the
unanimous choice of the Democratic
members of the legislature for the United
States senate. He served his country
faithfully as minister in the troublesome
countries of Central America (from 1893
to 1898.
Pluming of Henry Somerset, His
Grace of Beaufort.
LONDON, April 30.—Henry Charles
Fitzroy Somerset, eighth Duko of Beau
fort, Is dead. .Ho was in his seventy
sixth year.
The late duke, who was the patron of
twenty-four livings, was born Feb. 1,
1824, and succeeded his father In the tltlo
and family estates In 1863. He was edu
cated at Eton and married In 1545 Lady
Georgiana Charlotte Curzon, eldest
daughter of the first Earl Howe. For a
time he waa a member of the First light
Weather Forecast for St. Pauli
. • „ Showers; Northeasterly Winds.
Gen. OtU on Guard.
* ; Protest Against Expansion,
Lewis Baker Dead.
Mr. Sena- Locked Out. Wia&
2—Accident tot Tandem,
Race Problem. :
Victim of Con Man.
. Minneapolis ' Matter*, y
Bay Road Wreck.
Cyclone ■In lowa.
. Sherman's Love.
6—Sporting- News.
- St. Paul Beaten.
Millers Lose.
Commerce In Cuba.
Week's Markets Reviewed.
Clews' Stock letter.
Female Samson. ;
B—ln the Field of Labor.
Minnesota Dairy Interests.
Broke Monte Carlo.
NEW YORK—Arrived: La Normandie,
Havre; Rotterdam, Rotterdam; Meno
minee, London.
HAVRE—Arrived: La Touraine, New
METROPOLITAN — Otis Skinner In
GRAND—"Too Much Money."
Palm Garden, vaudeville, 2 p. m. and 8
p. m.
Park board, city hall, 8 p. m.
Congregational ministers meet, People's
church, 10:30 a. m.
Methodist ministers meet, Y. M. C. A.
parlors, 2:30 p. m.
guards and the Seventh hussars, finally
retiring from the army with the rank of
lieutenant colonel. Prom 1848 to 1853 he
sat in parliament in the Conservative In
terest for Bast Gloucestershire. From
ISSB to 1860 and again from 1866 to 1868 he
was master of the horse, for a time he
was honorary colonel of the Gloucester
shire yeoman cavalry and of the Glouces
tershire engineer volunteers. At the time
of his death he was lord lieutenant of
He is succeeded in the title and estates
by Henry Adelbert Wellington Fitzroy,
Marquis of Worcester, now in his fifty
second year.
Total of CaHunltles by Xewtovrn Cy
clone Now Reaches Thirteen.
CHILLICOTHE, Mo., April 30. — The
Marconi proposed to send a message from
the French to the English coast, but tha
French government at first refused.
Learning, however, that the German em
peror was investigating the matter, the
French government agreed to permit
Marconi to build his station on its soil.
He says the system could be operated so
that messages could be sent across the
Atlantic. This would involve the erection
of great poles on either side of the ocean.
Prof. Marconi's invention-is only in its
infancy, but he has already won a large
fortune by selling it to governments
which desire to use it for lighthouses and
light ships.
death list at Newtown from Thursday
evening's storm has reached thirteen, and
probably will reach sixteen in the next
day or two. Mrs. Flagg died today from
her Injuries after terrible suffering. Three
others of the injured are thought to be
dying. Thousands of sightseers visited
Newtown today.
Bishop Turner Says the N«(p-ors
Maul Leave This Country.
ATHENS, Ga., April SO.—Bishop Henry
M. Turner preached today at Bethel Af
rican Methodist Episcopal church and to
the white people at the court house. The
sermon to the negroes urged them to con
duct themselves aright and to teach their
children to observe law and religion. Dur
ing his address to the white people he
said that he would rather his people were
again in slavery, with the protection it
afforded, than in their present condition.
He said the great question would never
be settled until the negro obeyed God's
manifest and returned to Africa. Bishop
Turner Is the leading figure In the African
Methodist Episcopal Church South. He
is much respected by the whites and
revered by the negroes.
CHICAGO, April 30.-Meetings were
held in African churches throughout the
city today to protest against lynching in
the South. All of the services were large
ly attended.
Two German Warships, Notv Bnlld-
liiHT. Saved With Difficulty.
KIEL, Prussia, April 30.—A serious fire
broke out in Krupp Germania dockyard
resulting in the destruction of several
store houses and workshops, and doing
damage to the valuo of $500,000. Two
German men-of-war that are in process
of construction in the yard were aaved
with the utmost difficulty.
The New Official Wouldn't Say How
or When He Got Possession, bat
He Got There Just the Same-
Says He Has Selected His Stall
•nd Will Start Them to Work
This Horning.
Gregory Ritt la this morning assessor,
both de Jure and de facto.
Yesterday morning:, when niowt people
were wending their respective ways to
church, Mr. Ritt, together with his son,
El. A. Ritt, Henry Yost ami one other,
entered the court house and with the con
sent and probable assistance of those who
have the care of the building entered the
assessor's office. Once in thr:y locked tha
door and barricaded it with a chair, and
there they remained all day, all last
night, and will be there when the office
is open for business this morning.
A reporter for the Globe rapped on
the door last evening, and a'ter a whis
pered consultation on the inside was ad
mitted. He was smilingly gre. ;<rd by
Mr. Ritt, who said he was now assessor
in fact, and would be ready for business
this morning as soon as the office of the
register of deed 3 wa3 opened. And "the
public," he said, "need have no fear as
to the validity of the assessment."
Mr. Ritt also said he had appointed hia
deputies, but would not say who they
Asked what time he entered the office
and how he got in, he declined to say.
The vault was open, Mr. Ritt had posses
sion of the books and was familiarizing
himself with the situation.
Mr. Seng was seemingly "jobbed" by
some of his city hall friends. The night
watchman. Morris Showel,' tolU the re
porter that he opened the outside gate at
5:45 yesterday morning and was relieved
at 6 o'clock by the day watchman, W.
M. Campbell. At that time no one was
in the assessor's office. On his return to
duty at 6 o'clock In the evening he mado
the rounds of the building on the outside
and noticed that the curtains to the as
sessor's office were closely drawn, which
was so unusual an occurrence that he
went inside to Investigate. He tried the
door, it was locked. He then tried to
Insert his key and found there wa» a
key In the lock on the inside. Then he
communicated by telephone with one, as
he expressed it, who had some authority,
about the building, and was tol<i that it
was all right and to let them alone, as
any one having a key to the assessor's of
fice should be permitted to enter. Acting
upon that he made no further investiga
tions and could not say how Mr Ritt ob
tained entrance or at what time.
The conditions leading up to Mr Rltt's
taking possession of the assessors office
at the time and in the manner he
are these: Heretofore on the 10th of
March each year, or as soon after as
practicable of each year, under the Pell
charter, it is the duty of the ma. or
county auditor to select an assessor
this year those officers failed to get to
gether, and Robert Seng held the office
as he was entitled to do under the char
ter, appointed his deputies and was pre
pared to serve another year.
But at the recent session of the legis
lature a law was passed making the of
fice of assessor elective this year by the
board of county commissioners. Two
weeks ago the board men elected Gregory
Ritt, who filed his bond and duly quali
fied, but Mr. Seng knew a good thing
when he had It and refused to give up
the office. Several conferences were
held between the two men, but they were
without result. Mr. Ritt last week began
quo warranto proceedings against Mr.
Seng to compel him to show by what
authority he held the office, but appar
ently the ways of the law were too slow
for Mr. Ritt, and he simply went in and
took possession yesterday. Mr. Ritt is
certainly assessor this morning, and the
next move is up to Mr. Sen?. Whether
he will submit gracefully to this manner
of being disposed can only be gutted
at. If he wants to fight the opportunity
is still open to him, but he will have to
do so at his own expense and from the
outside of the office, which is different.
Several of the Thirteenth Rfulmrnt
Arrive Ht San Francisco.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 30.— After hnv
lng been twenty-four hours in quaran
tine the cabin passengers on the trans
ports Sherman and Grant were allowed
to land today, the health officer being
convinced that there is no further dan
ger of smallpox. Army privates and
able-bodied seamen must irmain on
board ship a day or two longer. Among
those who returned were. F.
Murget, First North Dakota volunteers,
and Lieut. Redmund, First North Da
kota volunteers.
Fifty-first lowa—H. H. Chamberlni:-. J
P. McVicar.
Thirteenth Minnesota—O. W. Smith. K.
W. Smith, E. T. Foster, J. A. K^nw<.rthy,
H. B. Dyers, Lewis H. Wallace; Howard
R. Simmons, Company C; Albert New
dal, John Dallam, Fred Stilla •, t 'harle9
McLane, Edward M. Griffin.
First North Dakota—Harry R Cramer.
Company B; Henry W. Bowers. William
E. Armsted, Alfred E. Scott. Patrick
President Krarger Say* the Trani-
vanl Leads the World,
PRETORIA, April 30.—1n the course of
his speech yesterday at the opening of the
volkraad, President Krueger announced
that the Transvaal was now the largesc
gold producing country in the world. He
said the output in 1898 was £18,920,630, be
ing an increase of £4,586,905 over the out
put of the previous year.

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