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VOL. XXII.— NO. 307.
<. '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
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
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.
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
In June, the commission says, the fol
lowing memorandum was furnished the
commission by Admiral Dewey:
"Memorandum of relations with Aguin
"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."
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
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
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
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
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 "
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
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.
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
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
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- . ,
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.
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 *°™
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
— '
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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,
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-?--.,
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.
NEW. YORK— Arrived: Arcadian, Glas
QUEENSTOWN — Arrived: New Eng
land, Boston for Liverpool. Sailed:
Rhynland, Liverpool for New York.
ROTTERDAM— SaiIed: Statendam, New
LIVERPOOL— Arrived: Majestic, New
LONDON— Arrived : Cambrian, Boston.
HAMBURG — Arrived: Palatia, New
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
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.
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.
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
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 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
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.
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.
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
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
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