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VOL. XXII.— NO. 307.
HORSE THE GRAB THE PHILIPPINE COMMISSIONERS ADVISE M'KIHLEnr TO KEEP ALL THE ISLANDS WHIM'S EF.ASOJS GIVES WHILE FILIPINOS ARE INTELLEC TUALLY STRONG, THEY LACK PROPER EDUCATION NATIVES WILLING TO LEARN <. 'ommiftxloiiers Tell of Happening* In the Islands Front the Begln uiiiß of the Conflict With Spain to the Present Tliue — Arguiuri:t Is That America Should Keep All She Has. WASHINGTON, Nov. 2.— ln accordance with the understanding reached at the conference at the White house yesterday, the Philippine commission today sub mitted to the president the preliminary report which it had promised to pro-pare. The report appears to be a compact sum mary of conditions on the islands as the commission loft them; of the historical events which precoded the Spanish war, and the internal Filipino Insurrection; of the oxehanges between Admiral Dewey and other American commanders and the insurgents; the breaking out of the pres ent Insurrection and, finally, a statement of tha capability of the Filipino for self government. The feature of the report Is a memorandum by Admiral Dewey, ex plaining his relations with Aguinalrto. The report begins: "The undersigned commissioners, ap pointed by you to Investigate the con dition of affairs in the Philippine Islands, and to report to you the result of their Investigations, together with suggestions of reform which In their judgment would bo advisable to adopt in these Islands, have the honor to submit the following report." The report then describes briefly how the commission undertook the task en trusted to them, hearing statements from Influential people of Marila as to the capability of the Filipinos for self gov ernment, th-3 habits and customs of the people, also the establishment of mu nicipal governments in many towns. All this matter is to be Included in the final report. H [STORY OF ISLANDS. Turning to the history of the Islands; the commission attache.? little importance to the divers rebellions which had pre ceded that of 1896. As to this movement, they declare that it was In no sense an attempt to win independence, but solely to obta.in relief from intolerable abuses. To sustain this statement they quote from an Insurgent proclamation, showing that what was- demanded was the ex pulsion of the friars and the restitution to the people of their lands, with a division of the episcopal sees between Bpanish and native priests. It was also demanded that tAe Filipinos have par liamentary representation, freedom of the prees, religious toleration, economic autonomy, and laws similar 1o those of Spain. The abolition of the power of banishment was demanded, with a legal equality for all persons in law and equal ity of pay between Spanish and native chii servants. The commission declares that these demands had good ground that on paper the Spanish system of government was tolarable, but in practice evary Spanish governor did what he r.aw fit. and the evil deeds of men in the gov ernment were hidden from Spain by st' let press censorship. Allusion was made to the powerful Katipunan society, pat terned or. the Masonic order, and mainly made up of Tagalos, as a powerful revo lutionary force. SPAIN OFFERS MONEY. The war begun In 3856 was terminated by the treaty of Biac-nn-Pate. The Fili pinos were numerous, but possessed only about 800 small arms. The Spanish felt that it would require 100,000 men to cap ture their strongholds, and concluded to resort to the use of money. Certain con cessions were also decided upon, includ es: representation of the FiHr>inr,s In the cortes, the deportation of the friars, which was the principal question, the grant of The right of representation, and of a five prssp. Gov. Gen. Rivera was willing to pay |2,KK,,000 Mexican when Aguinaldo and his cabinet and leading officers arrived in Hong Kong. It appears, however, that Pat?rno only offered the latter $400 - 000-1200.000 to be, paid when Aguinal'd'o arrived in Hong Kong, and the balance when the Filipinos had lelivered up their arms. The arrangement was not accepta ble to the people. The promises were never carried out, Spanish abuses began afresh, In Manila alone more than 200 men being executed. Hence sporadic risings occurred, though they possessed nothing like the strength of the original move ment. The insurgents lacked aims, am munition and leaders. The treaty had ended the war, which, with the exception oi! an unimportant outbreak in Cebu, had been confined to Luzon, Spain's sovereign ty in the other Islands never having been riupattorad and the thought of Independ ence never having been entertained. Tha report then tells how Gen. Augus tine came to Manila as governor general, at this juncture, and war broke out be tween Snnln and the United States. Au gustine sought to secure the support of the Filipinos to defend Spain against America, promising them autonomy, but the Filipinos did not trust him. Then came the first action, an 3 the destruction of the Spanish fleet by Dewey, with the resultant Jpss of prestige of the Spanish arms. DEWEY AND AGUINALDO. In June, the commission says, the fol lowing memorandum was furnished the commission by Admiral Dewey: "Memorandum of relations with Aguin aldo: "On April 18, the following cipher dis patch was received at Hong Kong, from Mr. E. Spencer Pratt, United States con bul general at Singapore: " 'Aguinaldo, Insurgent leader, here. Will come Hong Kong, arrange with commodore for general to-operation In surgents Manila, If desired. Telegraph. — " 'Pratt.' "On the same day Commodore Dewey telegraphed Mr. Pratt: " 'Tell Aguinaldo come soon as possible,' the necessity for haste being due to the fact that the squadron had been notified by the Hong Kong government to leave those waters by the following day. The squadron left Hong Kong on the morn- Ing of the 25th and Mirs bay on th» 27th. Aguinaldo did not leave Singapore until the 26th, and did not arrive in Hong Kong In time to have a conference with the admiral. "It had been reported to the commo dore as early as March 1, by the United Btates consul at Manila, and others, that the Filipinos had broken into an Insurrec tion against the Spanish authority in tha The St Paul Globe vicinity of Manila, and on March 30 th« consul had telegraphed: 'Five thousand rebels in camp near the city. Use them in case of war/ Upon the arrival of the squadron at Manila it was found ther« was no Insurrection to speak of, and It was, therefore, decided to allow Aguin aldo to come to Cavite on board the Me- Cullough. He arrived, with thirteen of his staff, on May 9. and immediately came on board the Olympia 'to call on the commander-in-chief/ after which he was allowed to land In the vicinity of Manila, and organize an army. This was done on the understanding that it was to strengthen the United States force, and narrass the enemy. No arrangement of any kind was entered into with Aguin aldo, and no promise of independence was made to him then or later." AGUINALDO ARRAIGNED. The commission's report of subsequent events Is historical. It tells in substance how the Filipinos attacked the Spanish, and how Gen. Anderson arrived and Aguinaldo, nt his request, removed from Cavite to Bacoor. Says the commission,: "Now for the first time arose the Idea, of national independence. Aguinaldo is sued a proclamation, in which he took the responsibility of promising it to his peo ment, although ho admitted freely in pri vate conversation with members of his cabinet that neither Admiral Dewey nor any other American had made him any such promises." The report states that Aguinaldo wish ed to attack the Americans when they landed at Caranaque, but was deterred by lack of urms and ammunition. From that point on there was a growing fric tion between the Filipinos and the Amer ican troops. "There were no conferences," says the report, "between the officers of the Fili pinos and our officers with a view to op erating against the Spaniards, nor was there co-operation of any kind." The conTmission, in concluding this chapter, says: "After the landing of our troops Agui naldo made up his mind that it would be necessary to light the Americans, and after the making of the treaty of peace at Paris this determination was strength ened. He did hot openly declare he in tended to fight the Americans, but he ex cited the natives, and especially the military men, by claiming Independence, and It Is doubtful If he was able to check or control the army at the time hostilities broke out. Deplorable as war is, the one in which we are now engaged was una voidable by us. We were attacked by a bold, adventurous and enthusiastic army. No alternative was left to us except ignominious retreat. It is not to be con ceived that any American would have sanctioned the surrender of Manllu to the Insurgents. Our obligations to the Europeans, to the friendly Filipinos, and to ourselves and to our flag demand ed that force should be met by force. Whatever the future of the Philippines may be, there is no course open to us now except the prosecution of the war until the insurgents are reduced to sub mission." The commission Is of the opinion that there has been no time since the destruc tion of the Spanish squadron by Admiral Dewey when it was possible to withdraw our forces from the islands. eithe» vrt'Si honor to ourselves or wltfi safety to the inhabitants. ANARCHY IN MANILA. The commission then takes up the con ditions of the country at the time of their arrival, comparing it with conditions ex isting at the time they left a short time ago. A vivid picture is given of the an archy existing among the inhabitants in and about Manila during the early spring. 'The situation in the city," says the com mission, "was bad. Incendiary fires oc curred daily. The streets were almost de serted. Half of the native population had fled, and most of the remainder were shut in their houses. Business was at a standstill. Insurgent troops everywhere fnced our lines, and the sound of rine fire was frequently audible In cur house. A reign of terror prevailed. Filipinos who had favored Americans feared as sassination, and few had the courage to come out openly for us. Fortunately, there were among this number some of the best men of the city." The report then speaks of the issuance of the commission's proclamation, and the good effect It had on public sentiment. In speaking of Gen. Mac Arthur's move ments northward the report tells of the Insurgent method of intimidating the na tives by telling them fearful tales con cerning the American soldiers. This method of procedure, eminently success ful at first, in the end recoiled on its authors. As to the state of affairs when the commission left the report says: "Before the commission left the Phil ippines nearly all the inhabitants had re turned to these ruined villages. Many of the houses had been rebuilt. Fields that had lain fal'ow for three years were green with growing crops. Municipal govern ments had been established and the peo ple, protected by our troops, were enjoy ing peace, security, and a degree of par ticipation In their own government pre viously unknown in the history of the Philippines. Attempts of the insurgents to reise recruits and money in the pro vince of Bulacan proved abortive, ex cept when backed by bayonets and bul lets, and even In such cases the natives were applying to us for help to resist them." FAILURE IN NEGROS. Special attention -is given to the island of Negros, as this seemed a field well adapted to the extension of an American system. Here the natives had adopted a lecal form of government, including a congress, and had raised the American flag. They believed themselves capable of managing their own affairs, and asked for a battalion of troops to hold in check a mountainous band of fanatics. The battalion was furnished, but the people proved unable to carry out their pro gramme, owing to ill-feeling among their own officials. The Americans remained popular. At the request of Gen. Otis a new and simplified scheme of government for the island, giving the people a large voice in their affairs, but placing an American in full control, was put Into op eration, mt brought about satisfaction and public order is better on the island today than at any time during the last twenty years. Summarizing the failure of the native form of government and the success of the American control the commission says: ♦ 3 h v flat f allure of this attempt to es tablish an independent native govern ment in Negros, conducted, as it was under the most favorable circumstance*' makes it apparent that here, as well ss in the less favored provinces, a larire amount of American control i s at pres ent absolutely essential to a successful administration of public affairs " RETENTION IS RECOMMENDED The efforts at conciliation with Agui naldo £nd his various commissioners are eet forth in detail. Theso commissioners were assured of the beneficient purno«ea of the United States and the president's readiness to grant the Filipino people as much home rule and as ample liberty as was consistent to good government "subject only to an acknowledgement of the sovereignty of the United State?, a point, which, having been established, the commission refused invariably to dis cuss." The next chapter is devoted to the capability of the native for s?lf govern ment. The commissioners devoted sev eral months of patient inquiry to this subject, during which a great number of witnesses were examined, of all shades of political thought and varieties of oc cupation, tribe and locality. The most striking and perhaps the most significant fact In the entire situation is the multi- Contlnned on Third Vase. FRIDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 3, 1899. CHECKED BY CHIEF TAMMANY BACHBH PLAYS A TRUMP OARD AGAINST THE MAZKT COMMITTEE HE DEMANDS ANOTHER HEARING WILL CHALLENGE STATEMENTS ATTRIBUTED TO CHAIRMAN OF THAT BODY ADJOURNMENT WAS INTENDED Action of Mr. Croker Forestalled That Action, and a Lively Session Is Anticipated Today— Mr. Mar.et Will Be Challenged to Subs tan tlate Chargre* That Mr. Croker In jected Polllc* Ino a Hualneaa Deal. NEW YORK, Nov. 2.— The plan of the Maret investigating committee to adjourn this afternoon until after election was upset by the appearance of Richard Cro ker, who made a demand to the commit teo that he be permitted to give further testimony. Committeeman Hoffman in sisted that Mr. Croker be at once per. mitted to take the stand, but Counsel Moss Insisted that no such privilege be allowed him, and Chairman Mazet de cided to hold an extra session so that the Tammany chieftain oould take the stand. In view of Mr. Croker's recent utter ances denouncing Mr. Mazet there was every reason to believe his statement on the stand would demand an answer. It was nearly 3 o'clock when he entered the court room, and as the time originally fixed for adjournment was 4 o'clock, it was patent that there would be no time to properly take the statement expected of the Tammany leader. Mr. Mazet declared that tomorrow's session was in nowise a special session, yet he declined to admit that if Mr. Cro ker had not appeared no such session would have been held. When Mr. Moss was asked at the conclusion if he pro posed to cross-examine Mr. Croker on the lines of his former examination of him, he intimated that there was no chance of Mr. Croker being permitted to make his statement and then leave the court room. But for the unexpected appearance of Mr. Croker at today's session no ses sion would have been held tomorrow. Just before adjournment for lunch today It was announced that when adjournment was taken today it would be until Nov. 10. The sudden change of front was due to Mr. Croker's appearance at the ses sion and to the statement accredited to him at Tammany hall, in which he chal lenged Assemblyman Mazet to go en the stand before the Mazet investigation committee and swear to what he is al leged to have said about Mr. Croker's trying to buy Amsterdam stock In Con solidated Gas in exchange: for Democratic support of the Astoria Gfis bill. The testimony today related to the lax administration of the district attorney's office by Asa Bird Gardner, whose re moval from office is scught by the city club. DEMOCRATIC CONFERENCE. National Executive Committee to Meet In Chicago Nov. 20. CHICAGO, Nov. 2.— The meeting of the national Democratic executive commutes in Chicago, Nov. '2o, is to be a double-bar reled affair. It will be a business meeting of the committee and a conference of national leaders of the Democratic party. William J. Bryan will be in the city at that time, and senators and national rep resentatives on their way to Washington from the West will spend a couplo of days In the city to meet Ku stern and Southern Democrats who are expected to gather here Nov. 20. It is probable that an address to the Democrats of the coun try will be issued by the committee afier the party leaders have held a conference. The- character of this address will dopend upon the results of the several state elec tions next Tuesday. -^B»b- . , PARADISE FOR "DEAD BEATS." Hotel Swindler* Go Scot Free Under New Japanese L>aw. BAN FRANCISCO, Cal., Nov., 2.-Yoko hama advices of Oct. 14, received by the steamer China, say that hotel "beats" will find Japanese cities fine places for their operations. Under the new extra territorial law, Japanese courts pass upon all offenses committed by foreigners in Japanese territory. A German adventurer recently paid part of his bill at a Yokohama hotel With a spurious check. When caught and ar raigned for trial the Japanese court held he couldn't be convicted. It was held that, because he had ex pressed his intention to pay, no offense x?\ I" F ommltted - He even secured trunks he had left at the hotel. DTTLUTH DOCTOR'S ROMANCE. Divorced and Married Without the Loss of a Day. DULUTH, Minn., Nov. 2.-Dr. Horace Davis, practicing physician, waftoday divorced from his wife, of Dayton O for desertion^ and was married this evening to Miss Elizabeth Owre, forme-ly of Min neapolis, graduated as a nurse from a local hospital. D r . T. H. CUland, of the I- irst Presbyterian church, performed the ceremony. The divorced wife is a teach! means. yt ° n *"* * WOman of *°™ MINNESOTA SHIVERS. Her Sympathies Go Ont to Missouri and Ohio. ST. LOUIS Nov. 2.-A blizzard raged here today. The snow melted as it fell The storm was accompanied by a high wind and a decided drop in temperature. BRYAN, 0., Nov. 2.— Since daybreak a furious snow storm has been raging. The snow was preceded by rain. GUAM A GOOD FIELD. There Is a Chance for Yankee En- terprlae There. SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 2.^Dlrect ad vices, the first that have been received here for months, from the island of Guam, arrived here on the China, and will be forwarded to Washington as part of a report prepared by the officers of the United States steamer Brutus. The foreign traders who controlled tho busi- ness of Guam seem to bay* vanished, and the place has suddenly opened a fine field for a limited number of merchants. There was no trouble at tb* island when the letter left, but the native* are likely to cause some anxiety iff the Spanish agita tors are not taken In hand. CHOCTAW BRIDES. They Have Been |n Demand by White lien. INDEBENDENOE,,,Kan., Nov. 2.—Dur ing the past six weeks -the matiimoiial business in the Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory, has been at Its highest. All along the borders of that country there have been hundreds of tents pitched a- d occupied by white men hunting squaw wives. For many years .a white man marry ing a Choctaw squaw Immediately came into possession of 560 acres of choice land In that nation, and was alloted so much money yearly by the government for each member of his family. Consequently tha more children in the family the larger the amount of money received. Th's rule, and the fact that the Choctaw girls are very attractive, have made them much scught after by white men. A few we^ks ago the Dawes commission issued an or der providing that after Nov. 1, 1599, a man who was not of Choctaw blood mar rying an Indian woman, should not be allowed to share in the lands and moneys of the tribe. This ruling caused the men who were anxious to share fortunes of squaws to marry much earlier than they had intended. Consequently the Choctaw nation has been filled with white men hunting wives, and since this order was made more than six hundred white men had married squaw wives. The great majority of the Choctaw girls are pure white and have beau iful com plexions. Most of them have black hair and eyes, although a few are perfect blondes. As a rule they are highly edu cated and if they have any white blood in them at all they will not marry In diana and the white men have haretofoe been somewhat in demand. The girls marry at the age of seventeen. FORGED JEFFERSON'S NAME. Explanation of Suicide of Theatrical Manager Shultz. PITTSBURG, Pa., Nov. 2.-Edward D. Shultz, of New York, well known the atrical manager, committed suicide to day at his room in the Hotel Victoria, by 6hooting himself through the head. Dc mestic and financial troubles are suppos ed to have prompted the deed. Shultz was under sentence to pay alimony to his wife, who was divorced from him some time ago in New York. This is given as one of the reasons of the suicide, but de velopments late tonight tend to prove that he was a forger to the ;extent of $3,365, he having used the names of Joseph Jeffer son and his sons without consent. C. B. Jefferson, who manages the finances of his father, when seen tonight would not talk further than to merely corroborate the above statement, and that his father's name was used for th« bulk of the amount. MILWAUKEE WINS. Northwestern and St. Paul Lines Or dered to Reduce Rates. MADISON, Wls., ■ Nov. 2.— Railroad Commissioner Rice this af ternQon ren dered his decision ir the hearing given [ the Milwaukee chamber of commerce rep resentatives, in which It was claimed that the railroads gave Chicago an unfair ad vantage in rates and that shipments ot grain and produce' which would naturally come to Milwaukee were' gent to Chicago. By the order of the commissioner the North-Western and St. Paul roads are directed to make a reduction from 12 to 19 per cent, affecting 19fe stations. This means a, great victory for' the Milwaukee dealers. An example of the effect of thl3 reduction is in the rate from- Portage, Wis., to Milwaukee, on a car of wheat, it' being $13.80 less under the schedule directed by the commissioner than at present. — ' SCHLEY HOME It Was Given Shape at a Meeting of Advisory Committee. WASHINGTON, Nor. fe,— Active meas ures for raising- funds to parchasa a home for Rear Admiral Schlep were taken at a meeting of the advisory commi. tee hav ing the matter in charge here t&nl^ht. District Commissioner Ross was se lected as permanent ctaalrmian of the fund committee, and a committee to devise ways and means to attain the objects sought for was appointed.- Many offers to contribute have already ba«n received by those Interested in the matter. FROZEN TO DEATH. Old Resident of MaaKnu Park Caught in a Bliasard. COLORADO SPRINGS! Col 1 ., "Nov. 2.— J. O. Fussell, an old-time resident of Manitou Park, was caugtit in a blizzard in the park and frozen to death. He was hauling provisions with a team to a ranch when overtaken ;W the storm. He was sixty-three years old; and was prom inent in G. A. R. circles. ALABAMA LYNCHING. Jail Doors Bettered Down to Get at the Victim. COURTLAND, Ala., Nov. 2.— Andrew Sloss was taken from jail here last night, by a mob, and hanged to a tree on the outskirts of the town. He was jailed for an attempted assault, upon Mrs. E. W. Busey, near Moulton,' the victim having been choked into Insensibility, in her home Tuesday night. She is now in a precarious condition from fright. Officers refused to surrender the jail keys, where upon the mob battered in the doors and seized their victim. BROOM CORN CORNER. It Was Engineered by Chicago Men, Who May Make ISI,OOG,b'OO. CHICAGO, Nov. 2.— The corner in broom corn, which has recently more than doubl ed the price of that commodity, It was learned today, was engineered by W. L. Rosenboom and A. K. Klein, dealers, In this city. They control 2,000 out of a pos sible 2,400 tons, worth about $1,200,000, and expect to realize $1,000,000 profit on tho crop. BURNED THE PAPER. Rioters Wreck the Ortlee* of a Ha vana Newogmpeer. HAVANA, Nov. 2.— Thf> offices of La Union Espanol were broken Into last evening and 8,000 copies- of the paper were burned. The rioters were cm the way to break up the machinery when an alarm was given, and the po'Ue& prevented fur ther damage. This gaper was recently fined for publishing aa article insulting Cuban women. Will Not Surrender JR tijhrrf on!. KINGSTON, Jamaica, £ -Nov. 2 —The government of Costa Rlc&-..has definitely^ refused to surrender Rutherford the man charged with the murdefr of the American citizen, Archer, unless the British government guarantees not to in flict capital punishment,' to which the government cannot accede, thus closing the case so far as Jamaica is concerned. WOE OF TEACHERS OITY COMPTROLLER REFUSES TO AUDIT THE OCTOBER TEACH. Ens' PAY ROLL EXCEEDS i TENTH OF $327,000 MR. M'CARDY RETURNS THE DOCU MENT WITH A LETTER OP EXPLANATION ITS CONTENTS KEPT SECRET Special Meeting of the School Board In Called for 4 O'Clock This Aft ernoon to Consider What the Board Will Do In View of It* Present Dilemma— That Jefferson School Affair* The board of school inspectors will hold a special meeting at 4 o'clock thlp after noon, the occasion being the return of the teachers' pay roll for October, un signed by the city comptroller. Accompanying the pay rolls, which were delivered to Secretary Healy at noon, was a eealed communication addressed to President Bernard Zimmermann, of the board, the contents of which all the pos sessors of the secret refused to reveal yesterday. Comptroller McCardy says it is the place of the party addressed to determine as to the making public of an official com munication of the nature of the one in question; but, further than stating that it was an official communication, and ad mitting that the pay rolls were unsigned, MRS MILDRED HAZEN, BETROTHED TO ADMIRAL DEWEY. WASHINGTON, D. C, Nov. B.— Mts: Mldred Hazen. whose engagement to. Ad miral Dewey has been announced,- is one of the best known women in Washing ton society, as well as one of the clever est. Her society has always been en joyed by the brightest men in public life, among those who frequented her moth er's home being Speaker Reed, Repre sentatives Boutelle and Hitt and Adjt. Gen. Corbin. The admiral has known his future bride since boyhood, and before his departure \o command the Asiatic squad ron he often visited the home of Mrs. McLean. During his absence he corre sponded frequently with Mrs. Hazen. The admiral has not yet announced the date of his marriage, but his friends say that it" will not.be long before his new home will have a mistress. After their marriage Admiral Dewey and his wife will reside during the winter at his Washington home and during the sum mer at her summer home at Woodley As the wife of the ranking officer of which follows from the fact of their re turn to the secretary of the school board, the comptroller will not say anything. President Zimmermann declared that the matter had not come before him of ficially as yet, which means, no doubt, that he will not open It until the school board meets. • Secretary Healy says that the letter and the pay roll are in the vault at the office of the school board, and there you are. Meanwhile the teachers will not be paid, unless some way can be found to get around the matter. Seme of the members of the board are In favor .of letting the teachers take the matter Into the courts, where may be determined the legal question as to whether or not the school board has the right to fix the term of the school year or the city council, it being assumed that the reason assigned by Mr. McCardy for his refusal to sign the pay roll is that the amount exceeds one-tenth of the amount fixed for teachers' salaries in the council resolution, there being ten months in the customary school year. The position taken by the school board, In brief, Is this: It made up a budget shewing 1 its needs for the year now cur rent, and among the Items was one of $367,000 for teachers' salaries. The maxi mum amount which could be appropriat ed by the council with the general city income for city purposes was $20,000. Other expenses of the board, however, made this amount too small. Under the mill and a half special tax law, the coun cil then levied separately, so as not to invalidate the general city levy, the tax provided for in the 1899 law, which prom ised the school board Another $112,000, on the basis of 80 per cent of the amount which would be realized from the levying of the mill and a half tax on the valua tion, then something over $90,000,000. The contention of the school board is that this amount thereby became, in effect, an ap propriation of the council for school pur poses, and that the board had a right to so consider it. _ If the council can, con tends the school board, It should furnish the money which was thus assured*, and which was counted on by the board In the making up of ita plans for the next year. If, however, the money is absolute- PRICE TWO CENTS-j S? v y-?--., BULLETIN OF IMPORTANT NEWS OF THE DAY Weather Forecast for St. Paul. Fair and Warmer. I— Philippine Report Public. ■ Croker Beards Mazet. School Pay Rolls Unaudited. Ens-land Is Still Anxious. S— Attempt at Murder. St. Paul Social News. 3— Minneapolis Matters. Northwest News. Reception for Kansas Troops. 4— Editorial. Market In the Orient. Council Grants Franchise. B— -Sporting Sewn. Queer Stories of Bis; Fig-lit. 6— Market* of the World. Bar Silver, 58c. Chicago Dec. Wheat 07 T-80. Stocks Stronger. 7— News of the Railroads. B— Pointers on Health. - r • Places Open at Asylums. Insurance License Revoked. OCEAN LINERS. NEW. YORK— Arrived: Arcadian, Glas gow. QUEENSTOWN — Arrived: New Eng land, Boston for Liverpool. Sailed: Rhynland, Liverpool for New York. ROTTERDAM— SaiIed: Statendam, New York. LIVERPOOL— Arrived: Majestic, New York. LONDON— Arrived : Cambrian, Boston. HAMBURG — Arrived: Palatia, New York. TODAY IN ST; PAUL. METROPOLITAN— NeIII Stock company in "Captain Lettarblalr," 8:15 p. m. GRAND— Black Patti Troubadours, 8:15 p. m. St. Paul Lodge, A. F. and A. M., Masonic hall, Fifth street, 8 p. m. Palm Garden— Vaudeville, 2p. m. ; vaude- the navy Mrs. Hazen's position will be second- almost to none In Washington. Her fortune and the lib&ral salary re- I ceived by the admiral will enable them i to entertain In the most lavish and elab orate fashion, and as both are devoted to society the res'.d&nce of the admiral may be expected to be the scene of many brilliant entertainments during the com ing season. The wedding may be quietly celebratrd at Mrs. McLean's home. Should, how ever, a full naval wedding be determined upon, the picture may be presented of a bril.iant array of admirals or captains marching up St. John's aisle In couples, unifoimed and with swords dangling at I their sides. If the admiral follows an unwritten rule of naval men, he will have some brother officer as his b;st man, and ! in all events, wherever he is married, his i dress will be that of an admiral, and the sword he will wear will be that present ed by the congress of the United States. vllle and full telegraphic report of the prize fight at Coney Island, 8 p. m. Board of school inspectors meet New York Life building, 4 p. m. Boxing match and athletic entertain ment, St. Paul Athletic club, 8 p. m Lecture on "Municipal Affairs." by. Rev. S. G. Smith, Y. M. C. A. rooms, 8 p. m ly not to be had, then It becomes a ques tion whether or not the board has not the power to curtail Its expenses. In Its own way, in view of the reduction In its apparent resources. The resolution of the school board ap pointing the teachers last June reserved to the boarQ the right to make any chtnge in salary which might be made necessary by reduction In the resources of the board. But the contention of the board is that it is not compelled to reduce its monthly salary scale. If the schools close when the money runs out, that will, In effect, be a reduction of the teachers' salaries, as they will be paid at the schedule as at present provided, for less than the number of months which the $3(>7,000, which the board expected to have, would have carried them. This will In the end affect the salary of every teacher, Just as much as If it was cut oft the monthly wag© sum, and the board, or at least some of Its members, are disposed to innlst that they are the fixers of the school year, as well as the maniK 1 " 11 ? of the schools of the city, and that It Is In their province to determine whether the Bchool year shall be ten months, nine, or eight and a half, and not one of tho dutie? Imposed or conferred by legal au thority on the city comptroller. Against this view of the case, howover. It is also pointed out that tha council resolution awarding the monoy to the school board explicitly fixed th-3 dates of tV.e beginning and ending of the school year. The committee of engineers and janitors of the school board will meet this after noon to consider the matter of :ho trans fer of Janitor Mead from the Jefferson to th<j Lafayette building. -«■* PISTOL DUEL. Four fhlcago Detective* Round Up Two Safe I»3wer*. CHICAGO, Nov. 2.— Two safe blowers were captured tonight at the Washington Medical Institute, 68 State street, by four deteotlves, after a pistol fight, during which twenty-one shots were fired. GEiWHITECUTOFF DIRECT INFORMATION FROM LADY, SMITH HAD NOT BEEN OBTAIN. ABLE FOR HOURS MBMW B'jSR OFFICE PTIFIED * MAY MEAN THE COMPLETE INVEST MENT OF LADYSMITH BY BOER FORCES FATE OF COLENSO UNKNOWN IiO»» of Communication Would IndU cote Possibility o* Capture of Thmt Important Point by the Boers — Additional Detail* of the Second Attack Show That Bom. b&rdme-nt Was Vigoroai. LONDON. Nov. 2.-The war office has announoed that a dispatch haa )>*en re ceived from the governor of Natal, Sir Waiter Francie Hely-Hutchlnson, an nouncing that communication with Lady* smith has been interrupted since 2:30 tblf afternoon. This Is not regarded by the war office as serious, or as confirming th* more complete investment of Ladygmlth, or the capture of Colenso. Special dispatches from Ladysmith, <JaW ed Tuesday, give further details regarding the renewal of the bombardment. The Boere, having reoccupled the near posi tions, remounted big puns. Their firing was accurate, but almost harmless. Some of the troops were slightly injured by spllnteTS. Lieut. F. G. Egerton and his men from the Powerful did splendid work, and' quickly silenced the Boer guns. The Boers acknowledge having Fuffered heavy losses In men and horses in the previous battle. Gen. Jan M. Kock, who was second in command of the Transvaal foroes, and who was wounded In the battle of Eland slaagte, died In the hospital at Lady smith on Monday night. LITTLE LIGHT. Little light is thrown on the actual sit uation by the news at hand today. The magnitude of Monday's fight, however, is more than ever evident. Virtually three actions were Taglng simultaneously, but it is obvious that the junction of the Boers and Free State troops was not ob tained. Lord Frederick Roberts of Kandahar, commanding In Ireland, while reviewing the situation at Kilkenny, said: "It is useless to disregard the fact that we are In a most serious war— a war which will put our resources to th< The correspondent of the Dally Chron icle at Ladysmith says: "Lieut. Hornbrook, while searching for the body of Lieut Clapham, on Umbola. hill, which la In possession of the enemy, was met by many Boers. Upon stating the object of his quest he was kindly received. The consensus of opinion among the Boors, he thinks. Is that they are sick of fighting, an a would like to throw up the spong-e. They said their losses were heavy." All was quiet at Bulowayo, Rhodesia, according to a report that left there Oct. 27. There had been some skirmish ing on the border. Apparently extensive preparations are in progress at De Aar, Cape Colony, for concentrating Sir R&d vers Buller's army. Thousand of mules are b^lng collected in that vicinity. According to another dispatch the na val brigade has mounted four more Kuns for Ladysmith 4it Durban. DISTURBING RUMORS. The report comes from Rome that Por tugal will prevent the landing of Hn:tsh treops at Lourenzo Marques. A report was widely current that British tr« opa would be landed at that point. The morning papers are divided in opin ion as to whether Gen. Sir Georxe Sicw art White's latest list of casualties in cludes the losses of Lieut. Col. Carle ton's column before its surrender. The preponderance of opinion inclines that they are not included, since, if they were, Gen. White would probably have mentioned the fact. A report that a Boer force with guns from Koomati Poort Is making its way through Zululand is held to Indicate an intention to seize the railway between Colonso and Pietermaritzburg. if it has not already been seized. This, however, will soon be known, as armored trains are patrolling the line. ANXIOUS FOR WHITE. The real question how for the British public; is: Can Gen. White hold out an other ten days or two weeks, until the army corps arrives? Less anxiety would be felt on his account, were It not that every day seems to bring out a fresh batch of news showing that something has been concealed as to the real sLute of affairs. The Times, commenting editorially on the fact that newspaper reports continue to arrive In Belgium through some chan nel not controlled by British censorship, reminds the government that informa tion valuable to the enemy can similarly get to the Transvaal. It suggests that the government should fully exercise Its right, under existing conventions, if any such channel has been for special reasons; left open, and it appears to think there may be some truth In yesterday's Berlin and Paris stories. The Dally News suggests that these rumors are more likely Intended for prop agation at the Cape and to Influence the Afrikanders. FOUGHT GALLANTLY. The Daily News has a dispatch this morning from Ladysmith, dated Tuesday at 10:30 a. m., which gives the first In dependent account of the cutting off of Lieut. Col. Carleton's column in the en gagement at Farquhar's farm. The cor respondent says: "The column was »ent out Sunday jilght, made a wide detour and reached the Drakensburg before daybreak. Col. Carleton stormed the heights with the bayonets and maintained his position against great odds until his ammunition was exhausted and surrender had become Inevitable. Nearly 200 had been killed and wounded." A dispatch to the Dally Telegraph frotn Ladysmith, filed Monday night, gives a description of tfie battle, and says: "The mule stampede occurred to Lieut, Col. Grimwood's column on the Bulwan side. The ammunition was lost, but our infantry quite held their own. It wad Continued on Fourth Pave. .