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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 Sovereignty. 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 Country. The members of the commission met the president this morning, the confer ence taking the nature of an informal verbal report. 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 gupan railroad. 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 pan. 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 Aguinaldo. 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 protect them. These proposals were submitted to Gen. Otis on the arrival of Mr. Engelskjon, but what action has been taken Is not yet known. 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 army. 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 Gilmore. 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." PACIFYING FILIPINOS. 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 morning. 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 awaiting them. 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 bull carts. 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 group. 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 Japan. 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 self government. "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 as follows: "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 war department: 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 hand, slight." 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 New York. AMERICAN DROWNED. 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 FOR FARMERS i ; PRODUCE PAPERS SUSPEND THE MAN WITH BUTTER OR EGGS TO SELL. NO LONGER HAS A GUIDE 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 Situation. 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 porter SUSPENDED PUBLICATION 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 law. "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 POLITICAL CAPITAL 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 business. 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 lanta, Ga. 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. MARCONI'S MARVEL. 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 setts. 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 danger. — BROKE HIS VOWS. President McKlnley Arraigned for Drinking? Wine. 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. -m*- PANIC IN A STREET CAR. Jumped the Track at a Bridge With, out Casualties. 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 was injured. 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 Jilted. 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 ARCHBISHOP IRELAND THE LATTER IS HOT WORRIED HE THINKS THE KANSAS FIGHTER DOESN'T UNDEiRSTAND THE SIT-" UATION EXACTLY 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 nila. "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 the charges." 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 cer said: "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." PRICE TWO CENTS-! Sr.KS,,. BULLETIN OP 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*. Northwest News. 4— Editorial. 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. Stocks Irregular. 7-XeM» of the Railroads. B— St. Paul Social News. Supreme Court Decisions. OCEAN LINERS. NEW YORK— Sailed: Teutonlo, Liver- Pool. Arrived: Kaiser Wilhelm 11., Naples, etc. QtJEENSTOWN — Arrived: Majestic, New York for Liverpool. SOUTHAMPTON— Arrived: Saale, New York lor Bremen; New York, New York. LONDON — Arrived: Menominee, New York. LIVERPOOL— Arrived: Waesland, Phila delphia. TODAY IN ST. PAUL. METROPOLITAN— NeiII Stock company in "Captain Lettarblair," 8:15 p. m. GRAND— Black Patti Troubadours, 8:15 p. m. 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 morning. 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 university. 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 Reported. 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 without success. 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. M^ 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 BELEAGUERED BRITONS 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 overwork. 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« man wounded." 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. PRESS COMMENTS 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 body. 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." BRITOXS~*RE~\. IXIT. 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 ing tyranny." The earl of Selborne, under secretary of state for the colonies, speaking at Dum fries, said: "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 j Continued on Third Paffe,