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VOL. XXII.—NO. 129.
OIL TRUST DEFIED 'ATTORNEY GESWRRAIi MONNETT FURNIBHKS THE NAME OF MAN WHO OFFERED HIM A BRIBE AS ISEXPECTED DEVELOPMENT STANDARD OIL COMPANY APPLIED TO COURT TO ORDER MR. MONNETT TO DO THIS TEXT OF THE ANSWER FILED Kaiues Charles B. Squires, Formerly of Cleveland, and Now of. New York, ii- the Man Through Whom the Proposition to Withdraw Stilt* Against the Standard Oil Company Was Made-. COLUMBUS, 0., May B.—Attorney Gen era ii Monnett this morning filed in the supreme court his answer to the motion of the Standard Oil company, requesting that he designate the persons alluded to In his statement that he had been ap proached with offers of bribes to dismiss the suits against the company, and named Charles B. Squires, formerly -of Cleve land and now of New York, as the party through whom the alleged proposition was made. The attorney general in his answer says: "The motion having been made to be heard May 18, the attorney general waives the length of time and asks for an Immediate hearing. He concurs in the request of the defendant that the court appoint a commissioner to take the legal testimony which bears upon the truth of such charges, as are set forth in the com plaint, or that such testimony may be taken In any other mode that this court may deem expedient. "The plaintiff had no means of bringing the defendant into court In contempt without an order from this court, but the same having been waived by the en try of appearance by this motion, and to avoid delay, plaintiff complies with the demands of the rrotlon so far as he is able. The attorney general cannot com ply with the first request requiring the plaintiff to name the person who ap proached the Hon. Daniel J. Ryan, but the same can be had through legal pro cess, under the orders of this court, from witnesses who have knowledge thereof. The plaintiff cannot comply with the sec ond request of the Standard's attorneys, compelling Hon. D. K. Watson to fur nish the name of parties who made the offers and representations in said com plaint set forth, but the same can be ob tained under an order from this court from witnesses who have such informa tion. ALLEGED BOODLER. "As to the third request in the motion addressed to the attorney general to name the party who had the conversa tions with him, and to name parties connected therewith, representing the Standard Oil company, the attorney gen eral says that the party calling him up from Cleveland and the party making the proposition set forth in the complaint was Charles B. Squires, formerly of Cleveland, -,iow of New York city, and the stockholder and officer representing the Standard Oil company, that .Charles B. Squires claimed were the parties and through whom the proposition had in some way come to him,was Frank Rocke feller, a stockholder of the Standard Oil company; F. B. Squires, secretary of th* Standard Oil company, and Charles N. Haskell, late of New York city." The attorney general says that to as certain in what way Charles B. Squires received his communications from the above parties, the state will be compelled to take testimony under an order of this court. "The only agent or employe of tho Standard Oil company," the attorney gen eraf says, "that plaintiff can furnish the court under that motion, that paid the expenses of Dewitt C. Jones and heard at least part of the conversation referred to In a paragraph Jn the original complaint, and the only name that plaintiff can fur nish to this court without legal process, Is the name furnished plaintiff by Dewitt C. Jones, namely, that of Virgil P. Kline, one of the attorneys in this case, then representing the Standard Oil company, and Virgil P. Kline and Dewitt C. Jones In this behalf can only be obtained by the court authorizing the testimony to be taken of such parties having the informa tion thereof." Mr. Monnett's (statement that he cannot name the person who "rqeuesied Hon. I>nniel J. Ryan" refers to the story that Mr. Ryan, while a nominee for secretary oi state, was alleged to have been ap proached by a party who wanted him to use his influunc-e with Hon. D. K. Watson, then attorney general, to induce him to withdraw suits which he fWatson) had Instituted against the Standard Oil com pany. The .story was to the effect that Mr. Ryan was offered $75,000 for his In fluence, and as rr.uch more as might be necessary to accomplish the desired re sult. OTHER SIDE SILENT. Charles B. Squires, who was named to day by Attorney General Monnett in a communication to the Ohio supreme court as the person who offered him $400,000 In bf half of certain directors and stockhold ers of the Standard Oil company to in duce him to refrairi from continuing to prosecute that company, now lives at Orange, N. J., and is manager for the Manhattan Fire Insurance company of New york. While in Cleveland tie was a prominent insurance agent, anti was con stantly at war with the board of lire un derwriters. He finally induced the attor ney general to begin proceedings against the board under the Ohio anti-trust law, and he and Mr. Monnett then became fast friends. Neither Frank Rockefeller nor F. B. Squire, who are mentioned in the attorney general's staement, could be seen tonight, as they both live at Willougrhby, eighteen miles from the city. Virgil P. Kline, the attorney for the Standard Oil company, left by an early train for Columbus and could not be seen before he started. MR. SQUIRE DENIES. NEW YORK, May 9.—ln a statement lost night Charles B. Squire said: "If Attorney General Monnett, in his statement to the supreme court of Ohio, eaid that I offered him a bribe as repre senting the three men he mentions, it is absolutely and unqualifiedly false. I know nothing about the statement you Bay the attorney general has made, but he purely could not have said that I offered him a bribe of $400,000, or any other sum, as representing men from the Standard Oil company or anybody else. I never of iered a man a bribe in my life, and if anybody says I did he tells an untruth. "What I said before is true. I had been approached by a promoter of schemes and •warned the attorney general to beware of him. Ido not believe the man in question had any connection with the Standard Oil company, or represented it In any way in his office. Ha was merely •fishing, 1 in the hope of getting some- fbe £t fatil (flabe thing for himself. I thought at the time he might have teen representing tho Standard, and that is why I warned Mnn nett to keep away from him, and by all means not to resign or drop the prosecu tion, as the talk would be that he had been bribed. "Later I learned that the mar. had no connection with the Standard Oil compa ny, that he was a promoter find evident ly had tried to approach the attorney general merely on his own hook and with out any authorization whatever from the Standard Oil compa/iy. I cannot under stand why the attorney general, if he did so, could say I attempted to offer him a bribe. It is absurd and untrue. The contrary is the case. I warned him to beware of certain persons who might possibly lead him into a trap." TO FIGHT TRUSTS. Concerted Action by Southern Gov- ernor* la Probable. LITTLE ROCK, Ark., May B.—Anent the suggestion that a convention of Southern governors and attorneys gen eral be called to discuss the plans for concerted 'action in the matter of anti trust legislation Gov. Jones today re ceived the following telegram from A. A. Kennedy, uof the Texas legislature: "Would you favor an organized effort to secure concerted action among the sev eral states in the fight against trusts?" The governor replied as follows: "I favor an organized effort to secure concerted action among the several states in the fight against trusts." Window Glass Combine Perfected. MUNCIE, Ind., May B.—The statement is now positively made that the mam moth window glass combine will be com pleted during the next few days, and de tails for the scheme hitherto kept from the public have been brought to light. Glass men now regard the thing as set tled that the American Window Glass association, which goes out of existence May 30, will be supplanted promptly by the big concern, about which there has been so much speculation. Plow Prlcea Advanced, CHICAGO, May B.—The Northern Plow Manufacturers' association met at the Great Northern hotel today. It was unanimously voted that the advance in price of raw material is so great that 15 per cent should be added to the selling price of manufactured goods. Carnegie Company Seeks a Charter. HARRISBURG, Pa., May B.—The Car negie company has filed at the state de partment application for a charter to be granted May - 29. The capital stock is fixed at $100,000. -.. . . • ; ' _____ . —. . STRIKERS DETERMINED. Practically No Change in the Situ ation at Buffalo. BUFFALO, N. V., May B.—The strike Is practically unchanged. All efforts to bring about a settlement have been balked by the absolute refusal of the strikers to consider any proposition that did not Include the abrogation of Con tractor Conners' contract, and the re fusal of the Lake Carriers' association to cancel the contract. Bishop Quigley had been asked and had consented to receive a deputation from the .different interests affected by the strike, so at 9:30 the state board of media tion and arbitration, together with Har vey D. Goulder, attorney for the Lake Carriers' "association, Capt. Thomas Wil sen, James Corrlgan and H. Coulby, of Cleveland, mebers of the Lake Carriers' association, anfl Gibson C Douglass,- of the Western Transit company, waited upon him at his residence. The bishop was asked to intercede with the men, and advise them to accept the terms offered by the contractor. A delegation from the grain shovelers' union, headed by Presi dent McMahon, 1t was learned, had been to the boshlp'B residence earlier in the morning. I The conference^ lasted until noon. All but Bishop Quigley refused to. make any Statement concerning what had taken place. In reply to a Question the bishop said: "Nothing but the fundamental prin ciples of the situation were discussed. We did not go into details. I have no proposition to make to the men." At the conclusion of the conference the Lake Carriers' association asked a com mittee of the striking shovelers to sub mit to them a proposal that would be considered at a second conference to be held at Bishop Quigley's residence this evening. President McMahon, of the shovelers' union, immediately reported to a meeting in the striker's hall, and on his suggestion a committee of nine was ap pointed to draft an agreement to be sub mitted to the Lake Carriers' association, and the committee was given full power to enter Into a contract should their prop osition be accepted. This action on the part of the Lake Carriers' was hailed with delight by the strikers as indicating that the vessel men had about concluded to cancel Mr. Con nor's contract and deal directly with the scooDers. This evenig's conference was held at Bishop Quigley's residence. The bishop acted as chairman of the meeting. Re marks and suggestions were made by al most all of those present and when the conference closed Mr. Goulder stated the bishop would prepare a report of the con ference and submit it to the parties in terested some time tomorrow. DEATH BY ACCIDENT. North Dakota Lawyer Win* Warn to Have Been Married Wednesday. LARIMORE, N. D., May B.—(Special.) —At 1 o'clock this afternoon Milton "White, W. E. Thompson and George Gibson, his law partner, were in their office preparing for a hunting trip. Mr. Gibson's shotgun was accidentally dis charged, killing Mr. Thompson instantly. The load entered the victim's heart, and he died without uttering a sound. Im mediately after Mr. Gibson saw what he had done, he rushed out of the building and collapsed on the sidewalk in front. P. A. McDonald was a witness to the shooting, having been in the office at ihe time. Mr. Thompson was the most prominent lawyer in this vicinity, and to make his tragic death more sorrowful he was bethrothed to Miss Grace Davidson, daughter of A. Davidson, a wealthy farmer, living near Milton, and they were to have been married next Wednesday. MAY FREE MOLINEUX. Rumored That He Will Not Be In. dieted l>y Grand Jury. NEW YORK, May B.—lt is reported that the grand jury will not present an indict ment against Roland B. Mollneux, who stands accused cf the murder of Mrs. Kate J. Adams by poison. The grand jury is composed of twenty-three mem bcrs.. Col. William C. Church, a member of the Loyal leg-ion,' ia foreman. The law prescribes that not less than twelve members must vote for an Indictment if one is to be found. It is said by those who claim to know that up to this time, In view ol the testi mony presented against Molineux, not more than nine members are in favor of re-indicting him. Should the grand jury fail to indict. Lawyers Weeks and Battle have decided to ask for the discharge of their client at once. » The coroner's warrant under which Mol ineaux is held in the Tombs must be va cated should the grand jury decline to indict. TUESDAY MORNING, MAY 9, 1899. JOAN OF ARC DAY ARCHBISHOP IRELAND, OF ST. PAUL, WAS THE ORATOR OF THE FESTIVE OCCASION HIS ADDRESS WAS IN FREEH DISTINGUISHED PRELATB PRO CLAIMED HIS DEVOTION FOR THE LAND OF HIS YOUTH SONG, SALUTE AND PARADE Five Hundred Voice* Joined In the Grand luututtt to the Memory of the Heroine of Orleans—lnipo*. Ins - Service*- at the Cathedral Followed the Street Demonstra . Thoiaaanda ; Participate. ORLEANS, May B.—The annual cele bration of the deliverance of Orleans,'; by Joan of Arc, was held '; here' today ' with the customary ceremonies. _ A salute of twenty-one guns was fired at sunrise, and all the bells in the city were rung. 5At 10 o'clock the municipal and other bodies went to the cathedral, which was decked with flowers and flags, as is the custom on grand occasions. The nave was fes tooned with drapery and flags. There was an enormous crush of people seeking ad mission to the cathedral. A -cantata was rendered by 500 performers. Among those present was a descendant of Joan of Arc, an artillery- captain, named :Delgatto, who is stationed at Versailles. Archbishop Ireland, the orator of the occasion, spoke in French. In beginning his address Archbishop Ireland Bald that If there were any surprise that a stranger should be the orator on such an occasion as this, it must be remembered that Joan of Arc not only belonged to France, but to the human race generally. After a eulogy on Joan of Arc, Archbishop Ire land said that he was happy to seize the occasion to tell of his unspeakable af fection for France, which was the land of his youth, and the school of his soul. After the oration "a cortege proceed ed to the site of the old fort of Tournelles, which was . captured ' by Joan •; of r Arc ■ on May 8, 1429. • The procession included of ficials of the department and city, the lire brigade and many civic societies. The route along which the procession 7 passed was -; lined with V troops. Afterward the cortege returned to the • cathedral, where a Te Deum was sung. V!' '" " " '" .' J - Tonight <- there • were v fireworks | and : a torchlight " procession. *. Z.'^"^ "r ■>;.«' Vse /, ■_,';;", UPROAR IN CHAMBERS. .^ il - _____ Retirement o«^; M. lie Freyclnet Lead* to ' Acrimonious ESxchangei. PARIS, May B.— the chamber of dep uties * today' M. Georges Berry,' National ist, representing the Ninth ' arrondisse- nent of the Seine, questioned the govern ment as to whether the resignation of the portfolio of war by M. de Freyclnet was due to a disagreement between the min ister and colleagues", and If M. de Frey cinet had resigned because he wished no longer to protect the chiefs of the army. M. Berry also asked why the portfolio of public works had been given to M. Monastier, who had voted against trans ferring revision of the Dreyfus case from the criminal court to the whole court of cassation. The premier, M. Dupuy, replied that the motives which M. Berry alleged were purely imaginary. There was not a shadow of disagreement, he said, within the cabinet. Regarding M. Monastier, M. Dupuy said his appointment did not indicate any change on the part of the government regarding revision, which, moreover, could not be regarded as the pivot of Republican policy. M. Lavy, Nationalist, inquired if discord In the cabinet was not due to the ex change of 6harp letters between M. de Freycinet and the minister of foreign affairs, M. Delcasse, concerning the Pal eologue incident. Amidst a great deal of uproar, M. Dupuy replied that the suggestion was unfounded. M. Lavy Interjected that M. Delcasso was the possessor of cheeks Incapable of flushing, even from smacks. Great uproar and excitement ensued. Finally M. Lavy was formally consured, and the subject was dropped for the order of the day, which the government accepted. The vote was 444 to 47. M. Delcasse entered the chamber of dep uties after the vote on the order of the day had been passed, and made a state ment corroborating what had been said by Premier Dupuy, adding that it had needed all his self-sacrifice and patrio tism to accept the management of for eign affairs in the circumstances under which he had taken office. He believed, he said, that he had served the country well. The statement was received with hearty cheers. GEN. GONSE CONTRADICTED. Col. Plcqaari Dtsclofees Additional Facts In the Dreyfus Case. PARIS, May B.—The Figaro publishes today a leter from Col. Plcquart to M. Mazau, fliat president of the court of cassation, under date of April 13, replying to the deposition of Gen. Gonse, and con tradicting the latter in many important points. He declares that the late Lieut. Col. Henry knew Dreyfus before 1894. Col. Picquart asserts In this communication that he was not absent In October and November, 1896, but that he saw Gen. Gonse daily for three months. Gonse, he says, took possession of the dossier be fore the end of October, and not after. In November Henry needed the dossier in order to forge a document which he handed to Gonse the following day. Col. Picquart formally contradicts Gonse's as sertion that Picquart never told him the document was forged. THREE HUNDRED CIVILIZED. British Col. Eviitt Wins a Victorj on the Nile. LONDON, May B.—The foreign office has received news from Unyoro that Col. Evatt attacked Chief Kabarega. on the east bank of the Nile, on April 9, and completely defeated him. Three hun dred of the' enemy were killed and Kabar ega himself, who was severely wounded, and King Mwanga, were taken prisoners. Col. Evatt's losses were two killed and twenty wounded Unganda soldiers. GEN. RIOS MAY RETIRE. MADRID, May 8«-Lieut. Gen. Polavle ja, minister of war, cabled to Gen. Rios, Spain's principal military officer in the Philippines, authorisation to return to Spain whenever it is convenient. THEY WOULDN'T TALK ABOTTT ANYTHING ELSE LAST NIGHT. ROADS ARE UNITED BIG RAILWAY TRUST TO INCLUDE ALL LINES BETWEEN BOSTON AND CHICAGO VANDEEBILTS ABE BACK OF IT Purpose of the Consolidation Is Said - to Be to Prevent Rate Cutting. 5 . And to . Accomplish What tlie • - -Joint ' Traffic Association Wm Or ganised to Do-Extension of Pow ers of Gulf Un» Receivers. CLEVELAND, 0., May fc-Accordlng to a high official of the Vanderbllt lines, In this city, the details, of a big railway trust, which is to Include all the lines between Boston and Chicago, are now be ing worked out, and the consolidation may be completed within' 7 the next few weeks. The recent purchase of short lines In New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio. Indiana t and Illinois was in line with the plans for the consolidation which have been in contemplation. U 1* not the Inten tion to have all the lines under one man agement, exactly, but to apportion them among the Pennsylvania company, the Vanderbilt interests and the Baltimore & Ohio company, when It Bhall have been reorganized, giving 'to each system, the lines it can us© to the test' Interest.' VANDERBILT PROPERTIES. The first inkling or the scope of the plan came when the Vanderbilts an nounced the other day that they con trolled all the roads in New England, with the exception of the Boston & Al bany, with which.they flow have a traffic agreement, and which they expect ta take in soon. The Vand«rbilta now control all the trunk lines between Buffalo and New York, with the exception of the Erie, the Lackawanna and the Lehigh Valley. The Erie, It is said, will come under the con trol of the Vanderbilts through the in fluence of the Morgans, while the Lehigh Valley may go to the Baltimore & Ohio. The Lackawanna is now operated in con nection with the Nickel Plate—a Vander bilt line. West of Buffalo the Vander bilts have the Lake Shore, Nickel Plate, Pittsburg & Lake Erie, Big Four, Michi gan Central, which, witfc the Flint & Pere Marquette, that Jlb »oon to be ab sorbed, will give a line in Michigan. The Big Four West is to "be operated in con nection with the Monon, recently pur chased by the Morgans, »nd the Cincin nati, Hamilton & Dayton is expected to be absorbed soon. The Lake Erie & West ern, acquired by the Morgans, is ex pected to give the Vailderbilts a line from Sandusky to Peorla, lit These roads, with the Hocking VaHey, the Ohio Cen tral, the Columbus, Sandusky & Hocking, the Detroit & Northern, will about com plete the Vanderbilt system. PURPOSE OF THE DEAL. The Pennsylvania, which has an Im mense system already In its control, is expected to acquire the Cleveland, Akron & Columbus, with which it has a traffic arrangement at present, the Wheeling & Lake Erie, Cleveland, Canton & Southern and Ohio Southern, as well as some minor lines. The Baltimore is allotted the Lehigh Valley (possibly); the Cherry creek road, which, with the Philadelphia & Reading, would form a trunk line from Pittsburg to New York; the Baltimore & Ohio Southwestern, giving a line to Cincinnati and St. Louis; the Pittsburg & Western, the Cleveland Terminal & Valley and the Northern Ohio, opening short lines through from Pittsburg tt> Cleveland and Chicago, as well as the Cleveland, Lorain & Wheeling. These are the outlines only of the plan which Is now being worked out, but those who have been watching the changes In the railroad world do not doubt that it will be carried through successfully. The purpose ■ of the consolidation is said to be to prevent rate cutting and to ac complish practically what the Joint Traf fic association was organized to do. HEROIC FIREMEN. Fight for the Live* O* Fire Victims In Blistering Heat. MASSILLON, 0., Mfy 8.-The largest conflagration in the history of Massillon swept Russell & Go.'e^iijatnmoth. thresher and engine plant tonigMti destroying prop erty valued at- fully .|f00;0&0 : The fires started ■in the wareh^fcse at 8 ."o'clock, and In spite of the eff&cts of the various hose companies gairieil | steady . progress. In this structure : was" frflly 300 finished machines, and all wer« consumed. Can ton was wired for jjtalstance, but -an swered tcojate to be <Qt assistance. The machine shops were gSVs><s. Albert Bamberger, -a^vohmfceer fireman, was killed by a falling^Vaai. In the same catastrophe Christiarirlj Baalz, a work man, was probably fatally injured. Both were In a gangway between two build ings, and were burled beneath tons of bricks and. burning timbers. Firemen rushed to the rescue and finally recovered the bodies. The heat was so intense that the rescuers were fairly blistered, al though constantly drenched with water. Bambergers body was terribly mangled, while Baalz was taken out alive. Both his iegs and sides were crushed. His re covery is doubtful, jfeflfth are men of families- BULLETIN OF IMPORTANT NEWS OF THE DAY ' Weather Forecast for : St. v Paul. ..-■ Fair; Southerly Winds. W. E. Goodlne's ; Suicide. . ■ . Standard I« Defied. -■- Railway ■ Pool. ' '1..' Ireland at Orleans. Quiet at Manila. : 2—Dnrglnr m Busy. : - School Unions Meet. ■ Fi*ht In the Capitol. ' * Attempt at Suicide. : -Minneapolis Matters. . '.. : ... •'.'.' North-west -; News. ';'-: ■ '.■ ■-.:':-':.~ -'■ .■ ' Pine Frauds. ■; • :- ■ - : ~; .'-*■*>'< Gen. Miles Silent.: _- Editorial. . : - '- •_■ Atkinson's Friends Protest. ;: 7 Facts About Coffee. o—Sporting News - „'."•'-:-; i ; . : Recotrd-Breakins; Game. - :'---. ) - Saints Defeat Milwaukee. ; "j Blue* Beaten by Minneapolis. - ; «—Markets of the World. .:.. ;; T. :••? Bar Silver, 61 3-Sc. , : < i- Chicago • Cash = Wheat, "TO 3-Bc. U Stock* Dull," Lower. -i;• '-'. 7—Letter ; From Manila. -•■■ .^-; Curfew May Not Ring;. . . v B—ln the Field of: Labor. - i* '-* Royal' SfJgUbor* ArrKlng. ;■-.', Prominent Woodman Here. ~n?.'>.-; OCEAN LINERS. NEW YORK—Arrived: Bovic, Liver pool. ANTWERP—Arrived: Kensington^ ,New York. HAVRE—Arrived: La Gascogne, New' York. LlSßON—Arrived: Peninsular, New York. BREMEN — Arrived: Frledrich der Grosse, New York, via Southampton. LIVERPOOL—Arrived: Georgic, New York; tTmbria r New York. SHIELDS—SaiIed: ' Mary Parks, San Francisco. DELAWARE BREAKWATER—Passed up: Belgenland, Liverpool. TODAY IN ST. PAUL. METROPOLITAN—"The Turtle," 8:15 p. m. GRAND—Dark. Palm Garden—Vaudeville, 2 and 8 p. m. Base Ball, St. Paul vs. Milwaukee, Lex ington Park, 3:30 p. m. Olympic—Vaudeville, 2 and 8 p. m. Royal Neighbors, Supreme camp, state capitol, 10 o'clock a. m. Boxing tournament, St. Paul Athletic club, 8 p. xn. Assembly meeting, city hall, 8:15 p. m. Concert, Emanuel church, Pine and Van Slyke court, 8 p. m. TEASED THE TIGER. Dr. Han* Hegelibarg Arrested at ltt>m Angelex. LOS ANGELES, Cal., May B.—Dr. Hans Hegelsburg, said to be wanted in connec tion with the management of the Inves- tors' Guaranty arid Trust company, has been arrested here. Dr. Hegelsburg left New York on April 15, and it was thought he had fled to Europe with his wife, who had acted as his stenographer. NEW YORK, May B.—The police of thla city said today that the total sum in volved in the swindling of which Dr. Hegelsburg, now under arrest in Los Angeles, Cal., is accused will reach $100, --000. Dr. Hegelsburg was preslflent of the "Investors' Guaranty and Trust com pany," with offices in this city. It is al leged that the company did a "blind pool" business in stock. About April 20 last patrons of the company who called at its offices found the doors locked, and no Information was obtainable as to the whereabouts of members of the firm. Ernest S. May, keeper of a restaurant, made specific complaint that he had in vested $8,000 with the concern, and that he believed he had been swindled. Hegels burg was thought to have started for New Mexico. The police at El Paso were tele graphed to, and the police throughout the state of California were notified. To day Capt. McCluskey sent a telegram to Chief of Police Glasser, at Los An geles, to hold Hegeleburg until requisi tion papers, now being prepared, were completed. MAJ. MABCHAND KILLED, According? to a Persistent Rumor Prevalent in J'nrls. PARIS, May B.—lt is* persistently ru mored here that Maj.'Marchand, leader of the famous MtßThand expedition, which was returning from Fashoda, on the Nile, to the Red sea, en route for France, was killed by 'a band of ma rauders while on the way from Addis Abedba, the Abyssinian capital, to Rais Jeboutil, the French post on the coast. It is also rumored that Capt. Baratier, who brought Marchand's report regard ing the Fashoda situation to Paris, nnd subsequently returned to join him in tho retirement from Fashoda, was woundod in the same encounter. Ex-President Harrison In Neyr York. NEW YORK, May B.—Ex-Preaident Harrison arrived in this city today and is at the Fifth Avenue hotel. Gen. Har rison is accompanied by his wife and child. PRICE TWO CENTS-) g^^,: FILIPINOS TO YIELD THAT IS THE BELIEF EXPRESSED IN GOVERNMENT CIRCLES AT WASHINGTON ADMIKAL DEWEY TO RETURN Rear Admiral Watson Instructed to Prepare to Proceed to Manila to AHMimie Command of the Asiatic Squadron— Army's Ganboats Shell the Jungle* and Rebels Flee to Cover—Bold Trick: of Filipinos. WASHINGTON, May *.—(Special. )- That the war in the Philippines is nearing a close is now openly predicted In and out? of government circles. The fact that the contents of a cablegram from Gen. Otis were given to the public only In part was freely commented upon, and it is believed that the portions of the mes sage suppressed relate to tho probability of an early surrender of Aguinaldo's forces to the Americans. To strengthen this belief came the announcement of the Hetection of Rear Adjnirai Watson to suc ceed Admiral Dewey in command of tha Asiatic squadron, and the issuing of or ders to AdmjraJ Watson to prepare to proceed to Manila at an early dtUe. The 1 Filipinos are making but a poor show of resistance now, and it is' believed cannot much longer avoid the Inevitable. DEWEY COMING HOME. Admiral Watson Haa Been Selected . to Succeed to His Command. WASHINGTON, May B.^The navy de partment has selcted- a successor to Ad miral Dewey to command the Asiatic Btatlon. Orders were issued today detach ing Rear Admiral Watson from command of the Mare Island navy yard and order ing him to report to Admiral Dewey at Manila, to relieve that officer when he feels that he can be spared there. Rear Admiral Kempf, at present on waiting orders, has ben ordered to succeed Ad miral Watson, In command of the Mare Island navy yard. NEW YORK, May B.—Admiral Dewey has cabled to this city his acceptance of an invitation to a banquet to be given in his honor by 100 prominent citizens. It Is likely that Admiral Dewey will return to this country as soon as peace negotia tions with the insurgents have ben con cluded. He will return via the Suez ca nal, and will come to New York. While the exact date of his departure must de pend in a large measure on the conclu sion of terms of peace with the insur gents, it is expected by Washington au thorities that the hero of Manila may leave the Philippines within a week or two. Thirty-seven citizens have indicated their intention of subscribing $100 each for a banquet in honor of the great admiral, and there is no doubt that by today the list will be filled by sixty-three others, necessary to make the 100 men and the $10,000 planned for. WASHINGTON, May B.—lt was stated at the navy department today that Admi ral Dewey will come from Manila direct to New York when he returns to the United States. However, it was added, the admiral will not etart until the com mission of which he is a member has completed the work it has undertaken, at least so far ay it relates to the restora tion of peace to the islands. The reason for bringing the flagship, the Olympia, to New York, instead of having her come to San Francisco, where she was built, is said to be primarily because Admiral Dewey desires to make the passage on his own flagship, but also for the reason that the Mare Island yards threatens to be overwhelmed with repair work as soon as the numerous vessels of Dewey's fleet begin to return to the United. The Olym pia is in need of a thorough overhauling, having been away from her home station longer than any of the vessels in the Asi atic fleet, and rendered more than the usual amount of hard service during her absence. BRUSHES WITH REBELS. Army's Gnnboata Clenr the Junglca of Filipino Guerrillas. • MANILA, May B.— Tho army's gunboats Laguna de Bay and Cavadonga, under command of Capt. Grant, which started up the San Fernando river for Guagua yesterday, as was presumed, to establish there a base of supplies for the troops engaged in the northern campaign, re turned today, Maj. Gen.. Mac Arthur fall ing- to connect with the expedition. The gunboats found rebels entrenched at Sos moan and Gagua, on the water fronts of the town. The vessels steamed .past the works, shelling the occupants and driving them out. Landing parties from the boats entered both towns, capturing, at Sos moan, a Spanish captain, in uniform, who was ostensibly a prisoner In" the hands of the rebels, and also a native officer. Arriving at Guagua'the town and a small gunboat were found to be burning, and the natives were evacuating the place in consequence of the bombardment. At Sosomoan the landing party cap tured a number of Filipino flags and a quantity of arms, chiefly bolos and bows and arrows, besides a lot of band instru ments, which the men played as they inarched back to the boats. Capt. Grants expedition will probably Continued on Third Page. GOODIG'S SAD El SECRETARY OP THE MINNEAPOLIS DEMOCRATIC CITY COMMITTEE KILLS Hl>lSi,i.i TRAGEDY AT WALLA WALLA W. B. GOODING, VETERAN RAIL. ROAD MAN AND BASE BALL. MANAGER, TIRES OF LIFE ILL - HEALTH AND FORTUNE Combination I* Believed to Have Unsettled Hl* Mind—He Wai Too 111 -to Resume H!n Railroad Ca. retr-i.taven a Wife and Family, Who Are Now in Madison, Minn. W. E. Goodlng, for upwards of twenty years a prominent figure in Minneapolis, and recently politically prominent as on© of the harder workers for the election of the Democratic city and state tickets as secretary of the Minneapolis Democratic committee, yesterday put an end to a checkered career, the later years of which had not been financially prosper oub, by shooting himself in the head. Gooding died. far from his home and friends, having recently gene to TValia " Walla, Wash., to accept a position as traveling freight agent for the Washing ton & Columbia River railroad, but was prevented from assuming his duties by ill-health. Gocding reached Walla Walla Thursday last. An Associated Press dis patch from that place, giving an account of his death, says: ''He left a letter to the coroner and one to his friend. General Manager McAbce, of the Washington & Columbia River railroad. The letter to the coroner said an inquest was unnecessary, and said his was simply a case of too much politics and bad luck. The letter to Mr. McAbee was a long one and among other things said: 'I dont know why I am going to do it. I must be crazy, but it is tho only way out of it.' He enclosed a roll of greenbacks which he requested to be sent to his wife. Gooding was a man of temperate habits, well educated, and of refined tastes." Rodney C. Goodlng, cashier of the Foley Bros. & Kelly Merchantlle company, la a brother of the deceased. As soon as he received the news of his brother's death, yesterday afternoon, be wired Mrs. Good ing »t Madison, where she Is staying, and sent a messenger to Minneapolis to ad vise her daughter, Mrs. Hull, of the ac cident. This meseeneer, however, was compelled to return without having found her. W. E. Gooding was in Minneapolis last week, and returned to "Walla Walla only a weelc ago yesterday. He was in 111 --health while here, and was confined to his bed most of the time. His former neighbors, with whom he visited, are rather Inclined to attribute his suietde to despondency brought on by til-health, and by his failure to secure a position under the present city administration, which ha had confidently counted upon. FAMILY ARE AT MADISON. Mrs. Gooding and two younger daught ers are at present with Mrs. Gooding's brother, at Madison, Minn. They were to have followed him West as »oon as he had time to prepare a home for their reception. A married daughter, Mrs. Hull, resides in Minneapolis, but she left home yesterday afternoon, saying that she might not return until morning, as she was going to visit some friends, and up to a late hour la9t night she had not been located. Mrs. Hull' 3 husband is not at present In the city. She has been boarding with Mrs. L. C. Olson, at 2922 First avenue south; but no one at that address could give any information as to her whereabouts, although they were looking for her, and had sent mes sages to several places where they thought she might have gone. R. C. Gooding says when his brother left Minneapolis he seemed to be in good health and spirits. In speaking of his brother's death, he said: "My brother was born in Cooperstown, N. V., in 1556, and received his education there. He came West when only a young man, locating in Minneapolis, where, at different times, he was Inter ested In politics, in several different lines of business, and, in ISS6. manager of tha Minneapolis base ball team. He loaves a. wife Rnd child, who is with his mother at Madison. Mrs. Gooding will leave Madison In the morning, first coming to Minneapolis, and then going to her par ents' home in Augusta, Wis. My brother was forty-three years old at the time of his death, and was well known both In St. Paul and Minneapolis." The body will be brought to Minneapo lis for interment. HIS CAREER IN MINNEAPOLIS. Mr. Gooding, for fifteen or twenty years of his life, was in the employ of the old Minneapolis & Manitoba railroad, now a part of the Great Northern system. In the early '80s Mr. Gooding was con nected with the city ticket office of the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha road, in Minneapolis, and was finally made city passenger agent. The position was a lucrative one, but Mr. Gooding, who had always been an ardent admirer of and enthusiast for outdoor and ath letic sports of all kinds, believed that there wa3 money to be made in base ball in Minneapolis, which had for a time been without a professional base ball club. Accordingly he secured a fran chise In the old Northwestern league In I£S6, giving up his railroad position. As a base ball manager he met with serious reverses, losing a large amount by the prohibition of Sunday games in the Twin Cities, and he afterward turned his at tention to several theatrical ventures. For a number of years he managed tho tours of Paul Alexander Johnson, a son of A. E. Johnson, the St. Paul steamship agent, who, about the time that the death of Washington Irving Bishop, in a sus pected state of catalepsy, created such an unusual interest in hypnotism and "mind reading," began to be looked upon as the successor of Bishop, whose tests had for a time been the marvel of the world. Mr. Gooding also engaged in other the atrical enterprises with more or less vary ing success. Having had a wide experience with men in various walks of life, and being possessed of.a considerable instinctive in sight into men and motives, Mr. Gooding Continued on Fourth Page.