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VOL. XXII.— NO. 306.
TO KEEP ISLANDS
THAT IS THE DECISION OF THE
COMMISSION SENT TO PHILIP
VINES BY PRESIDENT
VERBAL REPORT HAS BEEN MADE
IT WILL BE PUT INTO PROPER
FORM AND THEN GIVEN TO
THE GENERAL PUBLIC
DECISION WILL BE UNANIMOUS
Views of President McKlnley Are to
Be Indomed by Hlm (Hi hxldii.
era — Turhlon of Mindanao Prov
ince Offer Terms Upon Which
They Will Recognise American
WASHINGTON, Nov. I.— The country
Is to have the report of the Philippine
tommisisoners probably within forty
tight hours. The report will recommend
permanent American control of tha
Jslands. It will be a unanimous report
>.nd will make the first decided ttep
In the formation of a settled policy of
this country concerning Its Oriental re-.
Bponßlbilltles. The commissioners agree
as to the main principle involved and
all their disagreements are *as to minor
details. The commissioners are now fin.
Ishlng their report, which will be of a
Preliminary character. They will submit
It to the president probably tomorrow and
the president will promptly give it to the
The members of the commission met
the president this morning, the confer
ence taking the nature of an informal
A member of the cabinet, speaking of
the verbal report, said:
"In advance of the completion of the
report it is not deemed proper to makd
any statement relative to the nature of
the commission's disclosures to the presi
dent this morning, beyond the general
one that they tend to confirm the admin.
Ist ration at every point in the course of
treatment it has outlined for the islands
and as to the attitude the government
Should assume upon the question of the
retention of the archipelago."
Gen. i'oung's advance to the north and
east of San Is'dro as far as Cabanatuan,
sixteen miles from Lawton's base, and
the official- advices from Gen. Otis that
Young's objective points are San Jose
and Caranglan, sixty-three miles north
east of San Isidro, indicate to the war
department officials that this is a move
ment to prevent the insurgents from re
treating to the northeast and compelling
them to fight or surrender before they can
get out of the territory cut by the Da
Gen. Young's advance northward shows
that he is meeting with practically no
opposition, and that he is making such
progress that he is already to the north
east of Tarlaa, where Aguinaldo is said
to have his headquarters, if Young's
movements for the next few days are as
rapid as in tho last two days he will be
able to parallel the insurgent column
and prevent Aguinaldo from escaping to
the mountain country northeast of Dagu
Gen. Lawton will follow Your.g's ad
vance, probably keeping more to the west
and nearer the railroad, and Gen. Mac-
Arthur will move north atong the rail
road to Tarlac at the proper tlmo to give
battle to the insurgents there and fol
low them north to Dagupan. There are
one or two gunboats already in Llngayan
bay, off Dagupan, and it is said that
Gen. Otis will send another body of
troops around to land at Lingayan or
Dagupan. so as to completely hem in
OVERTURES OF PEACE)
Have Been Made by Mohammedan
Tagalo Chief* of Mlndanna..
WASHINGTON, Nov. I.— Mail advices
to the war department indicate important
negotiations in the Mohammedan section
Of the archipelago outside of the much
discussed territory of Sulu. Through the
efforts of K. Engelskjon, a gentleman of
Norwegian birth who enjoys the con
fidence of the Tagalo chiefs of Mindanao,
overtures of peace have been made to
Gen. Otis at Manila. Mindanao is almost
equal in territory to Luzon, being one of
the great islands of the Philippines. The
Mohammedans there number 150,000, and
Spain has maintained little more than
nominal sovereignty. Thirty of these
chiefs held conferences with Mr. Engel
pkjon, at Zamboanga, and drew up a
form of treaty proposing terms of peace.'
They have suffered greatly from the in
roads of the Moros, and offer to Submit
to the authority of the United States on
the sole condition that sufficient American
garrisons be established in the island to
These proposals were submitted to Gen.
Otis on the arrival of Mr. Engelskjon,
but what action has been taken Is not yet
An escaped Spanish prisoner from the
Insurgent lines north of Manila has ar
rived at Angeles. He confirms the report
that the Insurgents axe running short of
Mauser ammunition, and are unable to
refill cartridges of this class. He says,
however, that they are well supplied with
Remington ammunition, which they man
ufacture for themselves. They also manu
facture dynamite and powder from pe
troleum and salt, which is shipped to
them from Manila, and taken into their
lines at nigfct. Of the fourteen American
prisoners held by the insurgents at Tar
al;>, the rebels claim that four have ac
cepted commissions in the Insurgent
Two Scotchmen, named McKinley and
Macintosh, huve escaped from the rebels
They say that the insurgents claim to
have 250 American prisoners scattered
through various towns, but they knew of
none personally, excepting Lieut. Gilmore
and his fourteen sailors. The Insurgents
say, however, that they have two Ameri
can officers in confinement besides Lieut
Col. Smith, at Angeles, has sent to Gen
Mac Arthur a placard In Spanish, which
was found nailed to a tree outside the
line. U was an appeal to the colored
troops" to join the Insurgents in the fight
for freedom, and referred to "Your
brothers, Sam Hose and Gray, whose
blood calls aloud for vengeance."
Gen. Hugrhea Sends Enconraglng Re
port Prom NegrroM.
MANILA, Nov. I.— Gen. Hug-hes. com
manding the Vlsayan district, has sent
in an encouraging report. He says the
island of Negros is now more peaceful
and orderly than for twenty years. The
planters are pursuing their business un-
1 ¥ £t fatil $lok
disturbed by the bands of brigands who
had long levied tribute on them. The
Americans have scattered the brigands
and propose to pursue them until they
are effectually suppressed.
Gen. Young's column 1 entered Caban
atuan, north of San Isidro, yesterday
Col. Parker, with two troops of the
Fourth cavalry, took possession of the
deserted town of Aliaga. Capt. Batson
captured a telegraph operator and his es
cort, finding a telegram to Agulnaldo
from an insurgent colonel, reporting that
Gen. Lawton was killed in a recent fight
and that his body had been sent to Man
ila. The operator added that 600 lnsur
gtnts were approaching Aliaga from Tar
lac. Batson placed his scouts in ambush
Col. Hayes, with four troops of the
Fourth cavalry, charged the towns of Ta
lavera and Cobal, dispersing 150 insur
gents and pursuing them for three miles
without any loss. They captured two
brass cannon and a quantity of ammuni
tion, including many Hotchkiss shells.
Capt Batson took a store house and
quantities of rice, sugar, corn and forty
The British steamer Lebuan, of Hong
Kong, 600 tons, with a prize crew from
the gunboat Castine, has arrived here. She
was captured while running the blockade
off Zambuanga. She had unloaded her
cargo of merchandise.
All signs show that Gen. Young's rapid
advance is demoralizing the Insurgents
northward. Prisoners report them to be
fleeing to the hills. There are many de
serters axid sick men and the former
are taking their arms to the Americans.
The cavalry's rapid movements are a
puzzle to the Insurgents, who think that
the Americans, in striking so many
places, must have overwhelming forces.
Aguinaldo is personally conducting the
campaign. He is asking the people for
rice, and is trying to replenish the army
with recruits, but without success.
SPAIN CANNOT PROFIT.
If There Are Any Loose Philippine
Islands Japan Gets Them.
"WASHINGTON, Nov. I.— The positive
statement is made here by authority that
Spain does not retain possession of a
single island In the Philippine archipela
go. This is called forth by the declara
tion in the Spanish cortes yesterday by
the Count d'Almenas that through Ignor
ance the American commissioners had
allowed three islands at the northern ex
tremity of the archipelago to remain un-.
der Spanish control, through their defini
tion in the treaty of the boundary of the
There is stated to be no doubt as to
the sufficiency of the treaty clause to
cede the entire archipelago. If there ha»
been a failure on this point, tha.t fact
will not redound to Spain's benefit, for it
is held officially that the islands north
of the Philippine archipelago belong to
NO FAITH IN FILiriXOS.
Former Army Chaplain Say# They
Cnmiot Govern Themselves.
MARYVILLE, Mo., Nov. I.— Rev. Father
P. O. Russell, who was a volunteer chap
lain of the reserve hospital of the Ameri
can troops in the Philippine islands and
returned to the United States with tha
Twentieth Kansas regiment, is visiting
here. Rev. Father Russell says he be
lieves the Filipinos are not capable of
"If you treat them kindly," he said to
day, "they think you are afraid of them.
There is only one thing that this gov
ernment can, in my opinion, honorably
do, and that is to put them down by
armed force, and hold the islands. 1
think that within three months Aguin
aldo's following will be annihilated and
the war ended."
INSURGENTS WILL FIGHT.
Filipino Forces Are Advancing to
Meet Gen. L-awtoii.
WASHINGTON, Nov. I.— Gen. Otis
cables the war department this morning
"Gen. Lawton's advance on Allaga and
Talavera, from Cabanatuan, which places
now occupied, successful; enemy driven
north and westward, two small cannon
captured with considerable ammunition and
large quantities corn and rice; river and
land transportation, also telegraph oper
ator with entire equipment and important
insurgent dispatches: no casualties. In
surgents advancing from Tarlac to meet
Lawton's troops. Hughes reports Negros
in better state of lawful submission than
for twenty years, planters no longer in
danger; quiet election, over 5,000 voles
cast; no frauds attempted; inauguration
of military civil government 6th inst
Hughes commences active operations
against Tagalos in Panay as soon as con
dition of roads and trails permit "
Gen. Otis' Casualties Report.
A SHINGTON, Nov. 1.-Gen. Otis has
cabled the following casualties to the
Killed— Twenty-second infantry, at San
Isidro, Oct. 19, X, Corporal Ephraln S
Keder; Thirty-sixth infantry, at Luhoa'
Oct. 29, G. Winsor R. Stanley.
"Wounded— Twenty-first infantry, at
Calamba. Oct. 23, D, Edward G. Hellen
foot. Blight; Fourteenth infantry, at Imus
Oct. 6, H. Corporal Henry Overbay, foot'
severe; Twenty-second infantry, at San
Isidro, Oct. 19, F, Gxiggin Andrews fore
arm, severe; I, Charles H. Pierce, thigh
severe; X, Harry B. Johnson, leg severe'
Thirty-sixth infantry, at Luhoa, Oct. 29*
Corporal John Swank, arms, slight'
James Pitt, back, slight; Hardy L. Lau
rence, thigh, slight; Third artillery, X
Thomas H. Dow, shoulder, slight •" hos
pital corps. Jesse Rutledge, thigh, slight;
at San Isidro, Oct. 19, Claude B Day
TRAIN WRECKERS FOILED.
Obstructions on Tracks Were Dls-
covered I>>- Farmer Lads.
LIPTON, Ind., Nov. I.— Two farmer
lads walking home after night, along the
railway tracks, discovered a quantity of
ties piled across the rails. They were
about to remove them when a voice warn
ed them. The lads fled back to the city
and notified the police, and a posse ran
to the obstructed spot in time to prevent
an accident. It Is not known whether the
would-be train wreckers contemplated an
attack on a Lake Erie or a Pennsylvania
train, both of which would soon have been
due. Recently a rail was removed from
the track near Hobbs.
LOST AT SEA.
Wrecking of Schooner, With Loss of
Crew, In Reported.
CHARLESTON, S. C, Nov. I.— The
Clyde steamer Navahoe, from Boston,
which arrived here this morning had on
board a sailor who was picked up at sea
off this port. He reported the wreck of
the schooner J. L. Colwell, off Cape Ro
main, on Monday. The crew consisted of
nine men and it is believed eight of them
are lost. The schooner had a cargo of
lumber and cleared at Fernandina for
Was In Nicaragua Working for Unit-
Ed States Canal CommiaNlon.
MANAGUA, Nicaragua, via Galveston,
Tex., Nov. I.— El Commercio, of this city,
publishes a dispatch from Castillo, an
nouncing the drowning at'Machue Hills,
during a recent flood, of Mr. Clark, an
American engineer, and other members of
a foreign engineering party, working In
that district under the direction of the
United States canal commission-
THURSDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 2, 1899.
SELL IN THE DARK
PRODI'CB COMMISSION MEN WILL
FURNISH NO MORE QUOTATIONS
PRODUCE PAPERS SUSPEND
THE MAN WITH BUTTER OR EGGS
TO SELL. NO LONGER HAS A
AS TO WHAT OTHERS GET
The Knemies of the Grindeland Law
Trying: to La«h the Legislators
Over th« Head of the Voters of
the State — Superior to Profit by
the Latest Development In the
The produce commission men are push
ing the fight for the nullification of the
Grindeland law requiring- commission
dealers to furnish bonds, and placing the
amount In the discretion of the state rail
road and warehouse commission. All the
commission dealers of St. Paul, Minne
apolis and Duluth have sent out circulars
announcing that no more goods will be
received on consignment, and to carry the
war into the enemy'B country It has been
agreed that hereafter there will be no
more official quotations on produce at any
of the three cities. Hereafter the farmer
must sell his produce at whatever he is
offered for it. without any fixed market
rate as a guide. In pursuance of this
plan yesterday the Daily Produce Re
and the market papers in Minneapolis and
Duluth followed suit. This action, accord
ing to the leading produce men, is expect
ed to raise such a strenuous protest among
the producers, whom the Grindeland law
was designed to benefit, that the railroad
and warehouse commission will modify its
position, even should the attorneys for
the commission men fail in securing a re
argument on the constitutionality of the
"Of course there has been no concerted
action in this matter," said a prominent
produce commission man last evening.
"However, I believe nearly all of the
firms in St. Paul, Minneapolis and Du
luth are agreed to this course. Hereto
fore, whenever a lot of butter, for in
stance, was sold in the market the fact
and the price have been at once made
public. If the shipper who sent in a lot
of butter di<J receive the full price quoted
there was an instantaneous kick. Now
he will have to write in and notify his
house whenever he has a consignment,
and accept the best price he can get, or
else bargain with the buyers whom most
of the firms will have in the field. The
daily market papers suspended publica
tion today because of this determination
on the part of the commission men. This
action, of course, is not going to benefit
the farmers, and we expect that the rail
road and warehouse commission will be
lead by them to modify its views.
"This Grindeland law Is an outrage in
tended to make
for a few of tne legislators. It provides
that we must furnish a bond, and leaves
the amount to the discretion of the state
railroad and warehouse commission. The
commission has decreed that the bond
shall be 10 per cent of the aggregate of
last year's business. Now most of the
houses do not have a capital of more
than $10,000, while on that capital they
will handle during the year $300,000 worth
of goods, as in my own case. California
gocds, for instance, may be worth $1,
--000 a car, and 200 cars in a year will make
an aggregate of $200,000. Of course the
goods are constantly going out, and the
money being rapidly turned over. This
firm doing a $300,000 business is required,
under the law and the ruling of the
con. mission, to furnish a bond of $30,000.
This has driven us out of the commission
GOES TO SUPERIOR.
"In Duluth the result of the enforce
ment of the law will be to drive the
commission business across the border to
Superior, Wis. The Duluth commission
men will either have to go out of busi
ness or move across the bay. On the
Minnesota side will be men forced to buy
and sell outright. Buying for the lowest
prices they can get, and selling at as good
a profit as possible. On the other side
will be a fixed market, with quotations,
and dealers ready to receive consignments
at market prices. The result Is obvious."
HONORS FOR SCHLEY.
Fighting Admiral to Be Feted at At
ATLANTA, Ga., Nov. I.— The arrange
ments for the entertainment of Admiral
Schley during his visit here, next Satur
day and Sunday, have been completed.
Saturday morning the distinguished guest
will visit Gov. Candler and be presented
to the general assembly in joint session.
The military parade in his honor will
march through the streets, and Admiral
Schley and members of the committee
will go in carriages to the auditorium
at Piedmont park, where he will be wel
comed by 15,000 people. In the afternoon
luncheon will be given at the Piedmont
Driving club, and in the evening the Cap
ital City club will entertain him. Ad
miral Schley will be the guest of the
Royal Arcanum on Sunday.
Teat Made by Navy Department Wa«
I nder Adverse Circumstances.
NEW YORK, Nov. I.— The cruiser New
York, flagship of Rear Admiral Farquhar,
and the battleship Massachusetts return
ed tonight to the anchorage off Thirty
fifth street, North river, after being em
ployed for three days in evolutions for
the purpose of demonstrating the working
of the Marconi system of wireless teleg
raphy, under various practical conditions.
The operations were under the direction
of the board of naval officers appointed
for the purpose, namely: Lieutenant
Commander J. T. Newson, aboard the
New York; Lieut. J. W. Blish, with the
instruments at Navesink, N. J., and
Lieut. F. K. Hill, aboard the Massachu
Mr. Marconi wag handicapped by in
complete instruments, which had been
brought tp the United States simply for
the purpose of reporting the international
yacht race, and was unable to give the
government board as thorough a demon
stration of the capabilities of . the ap
paratus as ho would have wished, the re
quest of the navy department for a gov
ernment test having been made too late
to permit a change of Instruments with
out interfering with his contract. But the
working of the three sets of instruments
employed In the te*ts of the past three
days served to show the government
board that there is a practical utility in
the system which would be of inesti
mable value to war vessels, especially on
squadron or blockade duty. It is pointed
out as remarkable that during these tests
It was impossible tor any instrument lo
cated within the circumference covered
to destroy the effectiveness of any other
Instrument. While the Massachusetts and
the operator at Navesink sent two mes
sages at the same time, the result at the
receiving instrument on the New York
was a mass of unreadable signals, caused
by two electrical messages reaching the
instrument at the same time.
A practical use of the wireless tele
graph, according to the officers on board
the New York, especially Admiral Far
quhar, was illustrated today. While the
Massachusetts wa& putting out to sea
this afternoon the Marconi operator on
the battleship called the flagship and
clicked out that there was a man over
board. The message was taken to the
officers, who were trying to make out
why the Massachusetts was heaving to.
The battleship's lifeboats were rapidly
lowered and were soon pulling a race for
the rescue of the unlucky Jacky. Signals
were sent aloft notifying the flagship
what had occurred, but during the time
consumed in displaying the signal Rear
Admiral Farquhar had been in constant
communication with the Massachusetts
and learned that the man overboard had
been thrown a buoy by the man whose
duty it was to watch for such occur
rences, and consequently was not in much
BROKE HIS VOWS.
President McKlnley Arraigned for
CHICAGO, Nov. I.— Chicago Methodist
ministers assert that President McKln'ey
has violated the vows of the Methodist
church, of which he is a member, by
drinking various liquors at a banquet
given in his honor here during the recent
fall festival. They declare he should ba
disciplined for the violation of thes^ vows
The subject was discussed at the Chi
cago Methodist ministers' meeting Mon
day, but no action was taken. It 19
said, however, that it will be acted upon
at the meeting next Monday. Acri
monious debate will follow, It is said,
as many are opposed to discussing what
they claim is part of the public life and
policy of the president of the United
States. Samuel Dickey, president of Al
bion college, and a national prohibition
leader, is credited with being the author
of the complaint. It Is maintained that
politics has entered the controversy, and
that those who are opposed to opening
the discussion are ardent Republicans and
fear that the investigation will react
against McKinley if he Is the nominee
of the party in 1900.
IOWANS START HOME.
Will Be Given a Routing Reception
at Council Bluffs.
COUNCIL BLUFFS, 10., Nov. I.— A
telegram received here today announces
that the Fifty-first lowa volunteers, who
have just been mustered out, left San
Pranclsco tMs afternoon. Unless delayed
on the road by accident or weather con
ditions, the regiment will reach', ru.re*
Monday morning, as at first anticipated.
The local committees are hustling to
complete the preparations for their re
ception and entertainment. The city is
being gayly decorated for the occasion,
and everything put In readiness. The
plans contemplate a short parade through
the lity, brief speeches of welcome and
a dinner to be served the men at 11
o'clock.. The companies will leave for
their home towns at 1 p. m.
FIGHTING FOR LIBERTY.
Another Effort to Secure the Libera
tion of William Cox.
NEW ORLEANS, Nov. I.— Attorneys
for William Cox, the Chicago man who
has been in prison several months fight
ing the attempt to take him to Havana,
where charges of embezzlement are pend
ing against him, are making another at
tempt to have their client released. To
day they appeared in court with a peti
tion declaring that as the ninety days
which Judge Duggan had ordered him
held have expired the court has no further
authority to detain him. Judge Duggaiv j
said he would hear the United States j
attorney before deciding in the matter.
It is said the requisition papers for Cox
are now on their way here.
PANIC IN A STREET CAR.
Jumped the Track at a Bridge With,
CLEVELAND, 0., 'Nov. I.— A Wlllson
avenue street car, carrying forty passen
gers and running at a g - ood rate of speed,
jumped the track on the Willson avenue
bridge, which spans a deep ravine. The
side railing of the bridge was torn away
and the front trucks went over the side
of the strucutre, after which the car
stopped, overhanging the gully, seventy
five feet below. Women fainted and men
fought their way to the doors. Had the
car moved another foot or two it would
have undoubtedly gone over. No one
SAVING THE SILVER.
Fortune in White Metal Went Down
With Ferry Boat Chicago.
NEW YORK, Nov. I.— Nearly the whole
afternoon was consumed in removing the
bars of silver from the wreck of the
ferry boat Chicago in North river. Jt
was said today that there was about
$50 worth of Bilver on the boat. This
was removed a bar at a time. The diver
would place the bars one by one in a hag,
and tie the bag to a rope to be hulsu-d
to the surface. The diver would ihen
come to the surface, take the bag and go
down again aj= each bar was hoisted,
KILLED THREE WOMEN.
KimsHH FisJimoiiure-r Who Had Been
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. I.— Levi
Moore, a fishmonger In the city market,
who last May shot <md killed Jennie
Campbell, Ella Land!, and Anna Mish,
was placed on trial in the criminal court
here today. Moore killed the Campbell
woman because she had jilted him and
shot the other two because he thought
they were trying to interfere. All three
were married women. Moore's wife, who
had left him, and at Uie tjme was living
in Alabama with her children, is here and
will be one of the witnesses.
WAYLAID AND MURDERED.
Prominent S««ret Society Man Vic
tim of Footpad*.
CALLOWAY, Neb., Nov. I.— Edward
Bird, a merchant of tMs place, received r.
telegram from Oklahoma today, telling
of the murder and robbery of his brother,
Arthur Bird, a traveling collector. He
was waylaid In a county district and
robbed of $2,000. Bird waa prominent in
Masonic and Pythian circles, and these
lodges will try to capture his murderers.
TO SUE FOR LIBEL
GEN. FUN9TON, THE DISPATCHES
SAY, TO BRING SUIT AGAINST
THE LATTER IS HOT WORRIED
HE THINKS THE KANSAS FIGHTER
DOESN'T UNDEiRSTAND THE SIT-"
TRAINS HIS GUN WRONG WAY
itiiNis for the Promt»ed Action Is an
Interview With the S*. Paal Pre
late About the Looting; of Cath
olic Churches In the Philippines—
Seems to Have Been a Miscon
struction of What He Really Said.
Archbishop Ireland Is threatened with
a suit for criminal libel. Gen. Funston,
the Kansa fighter, feels he has a griev
ance against the distinguished St. Paul
prelate, and is going to appeal to the
law for satisfaction. The trouble is on
account of an interview which was print
ed in a Chicago newspaper last week and
reproduced in the Globe the following
day. The news of Gen. Funston's con
templated action came to St. Paul in the
following Associated Press telegram re
ceived yesterday from Kansas City:
A special to the Star from Albuquerque,
N. M., says: Gen. Frederick Funscon,
who is en route home with the mustered
out Twentieth Kansas regiment, has
wired his Topeka attorneys, Gleed, Ware
& Gleed, to bring proceedings against
Archbishop Ireland, of St. Paul, for crim
inal libel, because of statements at
tributed to the archbishop in a recent in
terview. Gen. Funston also instructed
his lawyers to begin criminal and civil
prosecutions against the Monitor, a
Catholic paper of San Francisco, which
first printed the story.
In a recent interview in Chicago, Arcli
bishop Ireland was quoted as saying that
Gen. Funston had been charged with
looting Catholic churches in the Philip
pines. The charges alleged to have been
referred to by the archbishop were made
by the editor of the Monitor, soon attar
the landing of the Kansas troops In San
Francisco. The Monitor stated, it is
said, that Gen. Funston had taken two
magnificent chalices from a certain
Catholic church in the Philippines and
had sent them home to his wife. Arch
bishop Ireland, in his Chicago interview,
was quoted as calling upon Gen. Funston
to deny the truth of the article, and «ue
the editor of the Monitor for libel, or
the public would be obliged, against its
will, to believe him guilty of the criminal
acts of which he has been accused.
Gen. Funston is highly indignant at the
accusation and says he will prosecute the
matter vigorously. He intends he says
to put a stop forever to the malicious
stories put In circulation regarding him.
Gen. Funston says that he not only re
frained from desecrating houses of wor
ship in Manila, but that while colonel of
the Kansas regiment issued a positive
order prohibiting the looting or mutilation
of church buildings. He supplemented
this with verbal instructions to his com
pany commanders to see that the order
was rigidly enforced.
IS NOT WORRIED.
Archbishop Ireland was shown a copy
of the foregoing at his residence last
evening by a reporter for the Globe.
It was news to the archbishop, but
didn't seem to worry him. After reading
the telegram he said:
"Reajly I think there must bo some
misunderstanding. While in Chicago re
cently I waa interviewed by the report
ers and on being asked as to the looting
of the churches in the Philippines eaid
there had been any number of charges
made along this line, but they were totj
vague. I called attention to the charge
made against Gen. Furiston by the Moni
tor, of San Francisco, and said this waa
a specific charge and was one that could
and should be investigated and the truth
or falsity of it settled.
"The article in the San Francisco pa
per, as I recollect It, stated that Thomas
Fox, of Oakland, Cal., charged Gen. Funs
ton with having taken from an image
in a Catholic church at Caloocan, a vest
ment which he sent to his wife as a
souvenir of the campaign. What I did
say was that if the charge was untrue
then Gen. Funston should compel the
one making it to retract it. In fact, I
was defending the administration against
the charges made that the churches were
being looted by the soldiers.
"In my experience with the soldiers of
the Civil war I can readily understand
the difficulty the war department and
the officers have to control from 30.000
to 40,000 troops. I do not mean that the
soldiers in the war of the rebellion did
any looting of churches, bui it is very
hard to restrain a large body of troops
by orders. There is not the least doubt
but that some one looted the churches
in the Philippines for by this evening's
mail I received a letter from a oeraon
who offered to sell me a crucifix which
was taken from a church in the Philip
pines. The person who made the offer
said in his letter that he would dispose
of the crucifix at a very reasonable price.
"I am satisfied that the war depart
ment, since the matter was brought to
its attention, has issued orders which
will prevent further looting and also that
the desecration of the churches was not
allowed with the knowledge of the war
department or the army officials at Ma
"I have heard nothing regarding the
threatened suit for libel and as soon as
Gen. Funston or his attorneys are ac
quainted with what 1 did say I am satis
fled there will be no action against me.
The proper covarse for Gen. Funston or
his attorjjeys to pursue would be to
bring suit against Mr. Fox, who made
the charge, or the paper which published
WILL NOT SUE.
A dispatch received last night from
Topeka, Kas., says:
C. 8. Qleed, senior member of the law
firm of Gleed. Ware and Qleed, stated
tonight that his firm had received ab
solutely no intimation from Gen. Funston
of any purpose to begin any libel proceed
ing against Archbishop Ireland. Mr.
Gleed stated that he had simply received
a personal telegram from Gen. Funston
requesting him to ascertain if Archbishop
Ireland had been correctly quoted, Gen.
Funston at the same time expressing the
opinion that the statements attributed to
the archbishop would be found to be in
correct. Mr. Gleed added his surmise that
Gen. Funston desired this information to
enable him to form a reply to the arch
bishop in the event the alleged interview
should prove authentic.
NO CHANCE TO LOOT.
MASHFIELD, Wis., Nov. 1.-Surgeon
Charles Wodack has returned from the
Philippines after a service of thirteen
months in the signal corps. At the time
of his departure he was operator at Gen.
Otis' headquarters. With reference to the
charge frequently made that the Ameri
can soldiers loot and plunder Catholic
churches on the islands, the young offi
"There is no opportunity for them to
do so, even if the disposition was there
When the churches are deserted by ih«
natives at the approach of our troops
there Is never anything left of value. As
to the structures themselves, they are
never destroyed, except when the insur
gents convert them into fortresses. They
have been bombarded and torn by shot
and shell. This is warfare, pure and
simple, and could hardly be called willful
desecration of church property."
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IMPORTANT NEWS OF THE DAY
Weather Forecast for St. Paul,
Fair; Northerly Winds.
I— Boeri PreMlng Hrltlxli.
Kuiuton Vs. Ireland.
CommlMjon Men Retaliate.
Philippine Report Due.
2 — Board of Education Hot*-.
New Asylum Ready.
Council Will Permit Conduits.
3— Minneapolis Matter*.
Official Army Klunren,
Blue Earth Scandal.
5— SporliiiK \>iv».
Deer Season Open.
Cape Nome Party Found.
6— Markets of the World.
Bar Silver, &•» l-2e.
Chicago Dec. Wheat, 69 1-4— 3-He.
7-XeM» of the Railroads.
B— St. Paul Social News.
Supreme Court Decisions.
NEW YORK— Sailed: Teutonlo, Liver-
Pool. Arrived: Kaiser Wilhelm 11.,
QtJEENSTOWN — Arrived: Majestic,
New York for Liverpool.
SOUTHAMPTON— Arrived: Saale, New
York lor Bremen; New York, New
LONDON — Arrived: Menominee, New
LIVERPOOL— Arrived: Waesland, Phila
TODAY IN ST. PAUL.
METROPOLITAN— NeiII Stock company
in "Captain Lettarblair," 8:15 p. m.
GRAND— Black Patti Troubadours, 8:15
Palm Garden— Vaudeville, 2 and 8 p. m.
Elks meeting, Lowry arcade, 8 p. m.
Braden lodge, A. F. and A. M., Masonic
hall, Fifth street, 8 p. m.
Assembly meeting, city hall, 8 p. m.
ME. HOBART BETTER.
His Wonderful Vitality Stands Him
In Good Stead.
PATERSON, N. J., Nov. I.— Vice Presi
dent Garret A. Hobarfs wonderful vital
ity stood him in good atead today, and,
notwithstanding he took little nourish
ment, he was unusually bright tonight
and asked Mrs. Hobart to read him the
newspapers. He wants to keep up with
current affairs, and when he awakens
from a sleep he generally asks those near
him if anything is new. Today he show
ed signs of weakening. An occasional
spoonful of brandy and milk and a little
grape Juice were given to him in the
All day long crowds of people gathered
in front of the newspaper offices where
the bulletins were posted. There was an
other gathering of sympathizing friends
about Carroll hall, but none except rela
tives were allowed to see the patient.
Dr. W. K. Newton spends most of his
time in the Hobart house, and he is now
the only attending physician in attend
ance. The specialists are directing the
treatment through Dr. Newton. Those
who passed on the case are Dr. W. H.
Johnson, of Washington, who was called
in when Mr. Hobart was first taken 111
in Washington and afterwards visited him
at Long Branch with Dr. Newton during
the summer months; Drs. Janway and
Brewe, of New York; Dr. Prosser, of
Baltimore, and Dr. Batley, of Columbia
Telegraphic messages of sympathy have
been received, as well as flowers, from all
parts of the country. Among those who
sent telegrams was Senator Fairbanks, of
Indiana. Senator Allison, of lowa, sent
a telegram and a large bouquet of pink
roses, accompanied it; Senator Bacon of
Georgia, sent a letter of sympathy, and
Senator Sewell, of New Jersey, sent a
letter, in which he expressed the hope
that the patient would recover.
Throughout the trying ordeal Mrs. Ho
bart beaifl up surprisingly well. She re
mains with the nurses In the room with
her husband. Few, if any, callers can*
see the vice president. All of the bulletins
today were sent direct to President Mc-
Kinley, who sent word from the South on
Monday to have them forwarded to him.
The patient was tonight resting quietly,
and the only thing feared by the physi
cians was an attack like that on Tuesday
morning. It is feared he may go off In
one of them, because he is becoming
weaker as the time goes on.
Mr. Hobart continued to rest easily to
night and a comfortable night Is antici
pated. Mrs. Hobart tonight sent the fol
lowing telegram to President McKinley.
"Mr. Hobart passed a restful day and
evening. He sends love to you and Mrs.
McKinley, in which T join.
—"Jennie T. Hobart."
STORMS IN THE ORIENT.
Great L-osh of Life and Property Is
YOKOHAMA, Oct. 14 (via San Fran
cisco, Nov. I).— The great storm, the cen
ter of which swept over Toklo and Yoko
hama, Oct. 9, proves to have been a wide
belt of destruction. Besides the terrible
railroad disaster on the northern line be
yond Utiunomy, where a whole passenger
train was blown from a bridge into the
swollen river beneath, with a loss of
twenty killed and forty wounded out of a
total of eighty passengers, the damage to
the South line, between Yokohama and
Kobe, was extensive.
The great tidal wave, which accom
panied the storm in the south, has piled
up mountains of sands and shingles across
the mouth of the Usul river, the dam
forming a vast lake, flooding all the
back country. Thousands of laborers are
at work seeking to make an outlet
through the embankment, but thus far
In spite of the peculiar difficulties with
which railways in Japan have to contend
with in the way of earthquakes and flood
the work of building new ones is pro
gressing with great rapidity. The increase
in mileage during the last year, 470 miles,
makes a total length now finished of 8,
--420 miles, while those under charter will
make a grand aggregate of 5,810 miles.
I'nssiiiK: of Yellow Fever.
WASHINGTON, Nov. I.— Reports to
Surgeon General Wyman, of the Marine
hospital service, indicate that the yellow
fever epidemic, which has prevailed at
Key West for the past six weeks, has
about run its course. Only about one or
two new cases a day are reported, and
the messages say that a good breeze has
been blowing for the. past two weeks,
which, it Is believed, has had a beneficial
influence. The reports also are to the
effect that the detention hospital at*£)ry
Tortugas has been closed by reason of the
absence of patients.
Another Kimsun Honored.
WASHINGTON, Nov. I.— The president
today commissioned Col. Wilder S. Met
calf, Twentieth Kansas volunteers, briga
dier general by brovet, for gallant and
meritorius services in action at Gulguen
to river, Luzon.
Deed of a Maniac.
EDINSVILLE. Ont., Nov. I.— ln th«
township of Wilberforoe, William Laster,
aged fifty years, while insane, klled his
wife and their seventeen-year-old
daughter with a heavy instrument.
BULLER TO FRONT
BRITISH COMMANDER OP FORCBf
IN TRANSVAAL SAID TO HAVE
GONE TO LADY SMITH
DELAGOA CABLE IS \OnfORKLTO
FOR THAT REASON LITTLE IS
KNOWN OF THE FATE OF THE
HITSSARS HAVE A CLOSE CALX
Find Themselves Confronted by an
Overwhelming Force of Boer»>
but Fight Their Way Ont With.
Only One Man Wounded _ ( tU e«tt
Sympathises With Gen. WUt#.
Blunder Treated DlapafMlonatel**
LONDON, Nov. 2.-The break down of
the Delagoa cable route, combined with
the monopolization of the available tele
graph lines by the government and Brit
ish staff officers, is responsible for the
fact that nothing has arrived from Souti>
Africa. The government has received
dispatches rectifying the casualty li 6 t«.
These will be published today.
Up zo midnight nothing had b--en r«
celved of Monday's casualties. The wa*
office officials are working under great
strain. Capt. Perrot, staff correspondent
to tha military secretary, has Just died,
his end being hastened by anxiety and
An unconfirmed statement Is pub lshed
that Gen. Sir Redvers Buller has left
Cape Town for Ladysmith.
A belated dispatch from Ladysmith,
describing Monday's fight says:
"A couple of squadrons of hussars had
a narrow escape from disaster early in
the day. They found themselves sud
denly confronted, within easy range, by
an overwhelming force of Boers, v.ho
*eemed to spring from the bowels of th«
earth. The hussars were splendidly nan*
died and were extricated with only on«
The queen Is credited with expre^slnf
sincare pity for Sir George Stewart
White, and the officials are in nowisa
inclined to Judge him harshly. So far aa
the public is concerned, however, while
gratification is felt at the manner It*
which the isolated battalions eurren*
dered, there is still severe crlt'cism f o *
Gen. White and Lieut. Col. Carleton, for
allowing the column to get out of touefy
for the absence of proper scouting, and
for not retiring when the ammu .irion
was lost. In favor of Ueut. Col. Carleton
the explanation is hazard that he b*.
lieved it imperative to tho NOSest of
Gen. Whites operations that he should
hold the position at Nicholsons Xek.
The Morning Post comments sadly upon
British contempt for the enemy, as
shown by the belief that the large Bo«r
force at Acton Homes could bo h?M la
check by Col. Holmes' small column. It
points out that ever, if the British there
had been supplied with ammunition thoy
could only have held out a few h >T7nj
longer, inasmuch a3 they were in th 6
most complete sense detach&d, and no
body, apparently, at Ladysmlth, had any
idea of their destination or took any
means to cover them.
"The column is sacrificed," says the
Morning Post, "because it was sent into
action gagged and blindfolded. It had
neither scout nor patrol. Twelve hunt
dred men were thrown away fur lack ot
cavalry which would not have been
missed from another part of the field."
The Standard, which comments In sim.
Bar terms upon the fact that Gen,
White made no effort to extricate the
column from the impossible situation into
which he had thrust it, draws a Bad pic
ture of the men -'hoping for relief and
then realizing with bitterness of heart
that some one had blundered, that they
had been forgotten by their general and
his staff, and that nothing was left but
surrender and imprisonment at Pretoria
until the end of the war."
The Daily Chronicle says:
"It is evident that somebody blundered,
but more details are required before the
blame can be apportioned."
The Times says:
"The dangers of Sir George White's
plans are patent, even to civilians but
it is not impossible that the Capo boys
in charge of the mountain battery who
quite recently were suspected of dis
affection, may have been tampered with
by the Boers. Otherwise, such a lanrs
and comprehensive stampede is a very
extraordinary occurrence from such a
slight cause. Gen. White's whole move
ment, so far as it can be understood
from present information, i* ,-,- oi to
criticism, especially in the complete ab
sence of communication with the main
The morning papers comment wlh sat
isfaction upon Canada's «i«jgestion re
garding the sending of n second con
tingent to South Africa.
SOME OF THE WRECK FAYED™
LONDON, Nov. 2.- A special ,l:s atefc
from Pieternmritzburg. Nat;.!. t ;ated
Tuesday morning, says:
"Stragglers from the Glou^. ster«hiro
regiment are arriving at Lndysmith. A
number of mules with a portion of the
mountain battery are also coming in."
Leaders of All Parties I r K e That
Hand* of Government Be Ipheld.
LONDON, Nov. 1.-Lord George Hamil
ton, secretary of state for India, speak
ing at Ealing this evening regarding the
situation in South Africa, said:
"Our ultimate victory Is certain, an<J
when the terms which we, as victors,
will propose to the vanquished are known]
foreign nations will see that the main
cause which has forced us to embark
upon this conflict is not a desire of pe
cuniary profit or of territorial aggrandize
ment, but a determination to emancipate
a vast territory for the common benefli
of mankind from an ignoble and degrad
The earl of Selborne, under secretary of
state for the colonies, speaking at Dum
"It is not the fault of the statesmen
of the Transvaal that we have not be
come embroiled with some European
power, [f hostilities had not come wheii
the,y did they would have come at sort*
moment of national' danger or difficulty."
Baron Tweedinouth, formerly parlia
mentary secretary to the treasury, speak
ing at Edinburgh, said:
"The public mind has not been so mov
ed since the news of the dreadful events
of the Indian mutiny. We unfortunately
are warring with a nation of the same
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