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VOT.. XXIII.—NO. 12.
SCESES IH SENATE Bill. PETTIGREW CHARGES THE ADMINISTRATION WITH COX CEALING INFORMATION PBILIITIM ISSUE IS RAISED BOI'TH DAKOTA SENATOR ASSERTS THAT M'KIXLEV IS SKEKIXG A SECOND TERM WANTS FACTS MADE PUBLIC 1 Sny* tli«' l-M!i|)li:oK Are in PoKse.sslnii of All That the Administration Profesaea Would Rencli Them Wort' I lie Senate Glvc-n Informa tion Asked—Dcltnte on Currency Measure Resumed. ■WASHINGTON, Jan. 11. — A spirited nnd at limes somewhat sensational de bate was Indulged in in the senate today on tli" Filipino question, the basis of the debate being a resolution of inquiry of fered several days ago by Mr. Pettigrew (S. D.), to which substitutes were pro posed. Mr. Pettigrew attacked the ad ministration's policy. In the Philippines, raid also made some startling charges against those who were supporting the administration. He declared that a sys tematic effort was being made to prevent accurate information reaching the people of the United States, and that it was a political scheme to .further the candidacy of Mr. McKinley for renomination and re-election. Tlie debate was terminated by a re sumption of the consideration of the cur rency bill at 2 o'clock. Mr. Stewart (New) made an elaborate speech on the question of the national finances. Before adjournment the senate, after prolonged debate, passed the bill con ferring- additional powers upon the di rector of the census, and a bill increas ing the limit of the cost of the Indianap olis public building. At the conclusion of morning routine business the resolution offered by Mr. Pettigrew <S. D.) several days ago, to gether with the substitute for it offered by Mr. Lodge (Mass.), was laid before the Benate. The object of both the resolu tion and tlie substitute was to obtain from the president, if not incompatible with public interests, all information in regard to the insurrection in the Philip pines. COMPROMISE SI'GGESTED. Mr. Lodge suggested that both Mr. Pett!grew"6 resolution and his own sub stitute be withdrawn, and that the reso lution o*?ered by Mr. Hoar, with suitable amendments, be adopted as a substitute for both. The resolution offered by Mr Hoar was sweeping in its call for infor mation relating to the Philippine insur rection, but Mr. Lodge said his desire for all- information concerning the insur rection was so great that he proposed to offer an amendment extending its pro visions, it had been stated, he said, that there was danger of an uprising in Manila by the Filipinos with the object of murdering -Americans and all foreigners It had been stated also that the Filipinos had threatened to throw bombs into the ; funeral procession of Gen. Lawlon. He wanted information upon those points i>s won aa upon others. l! C wanted to know what Information the government pos sessed as to reprisals placed upon other tribes by Aguinaldo and the Tagalos. He wanted especially to know how the Filipinos had treated American and Spanish prisoners, there being wide di vergence of information upon that point. If the government had information re lating to the encouragement received by Aguinaldo and the insurgents from the United States, and what effect that en eouragemetit had upon the course of the rebellion, he thought the senate and the people were entitled to it. It was a matter, too, of common report that the anti-imperialistic league had been urg ing our soldiers to oppose the war. This work. Mr. Lodge thought, had had little effect, because of the Insignificance of the persons engaged in It. Little attention had been paid by the government to this treasonable action, "but," said Mr. Lodge, "no sensible man wants to con cert a bore Into a martyr, even though the bore be malevolent." Mr. Lodge iliou.ulu there was no disposition in any luarter to suppress information. . Mr. Hoar said he was in general ac cord with bis colleagues. lie would be glad to have the correspondence between the president and the peace commission at Paris, but at this time would not in sist upon that. He wanted, however, the distinct recommendations and instruc tions of the president to the Philippine commission. . Mr. Lodge suggested that the resolu tion of Mr. Pettigrew and his own sub stitute be laid on the table, and that of Mr. Hoar, with his proposed amendment, be adopted. MX PETTIGREW OBJECTS. To this Mr. Pettigrew objected. He had, he said, asked in his resolution for specific information, which he desired. He then launched into ;l rather sensational •ii, containing many bitter attacks upon the administration. The informa tion asked for in the amended resolutions of the Massachusetts senators was not all that might be called for. Senators might for, he said, information concerning the desecration of churches by American eoldiers In the Philippines, and of many other horrors that follow in the path of war. H was evident, he said, that the ob ject of the government was to keep de tailed information from the public, and it v.:is quite evident that the political suc cess of the president and of the Repub lican party was of greater concern to the imperialists than whether the Infor mation asked for should re.ach the Fili pinos. The objection to send information to the senate, that it would be communi cated to ihe Filipinos, was ridiculous, since the Filipinos were in possession of it. The real reason for objecting to its publication was that it was deemed not advisable tho American people should have it. "The with the imperialists," eald Mr. Pettigrew, "is that they have confounded the interests of the people of the United States with the political de sires and ambition of their puny president and regarded him and his success as more imporant than a rightful treatment of the Filipinos." Mr. Pettigrew said he wanted the in formation which he was seeking, whether the president regarded the publication of It as compatible with the public inter ests or not. And he wanted It whether the president desired it should or should not be conveyed. "If any amendment i 9to be made to the resolution," he ssid, "it ought to be made to read that the information should be transmitted to the senate, if not com patible with the president's interests as ti candidate for re-election. The fact la \ this whole business is bound up in the The St. Paul Globe president's desire again to be a candi date of his party for president." FACTS SUPPRESSED. Mr. Petligrew then devoted some time to a discussion of the correctness of pub lished dispatches from the Philippines. He declared that significant sentences had been stricken from news dispatches and from official dispatches because it was regarded by the powers that be inad visable that they should reach the Amer ican people. "As an instance of this work," said He, "The Sulu treaty was mangled and kept from the press until after the election in Ohio." He discussed at length the proclamation issued by the president, declaring that it was in such shape that Gen. Otis recom mended it should be changed, in order not to provoke hostilities on the part of the Filipinos. Subsequently, he said, it was altered materially, and, as altered, was published to the Philippine natives. As originally drawn It was, to his mind, a declaration of war, and when Aguinaldo and his leaders came into possession of it they so regarded it. "The whole wretched business," declar ed Mr. Pettigrew, vehemently, "was one of deceit and deception, calculated not only to deceive the people of the Philip pines, but of the United States." l;i support of his declaration that dis patches were censored in the Interest of the administration, Mr. Pettigrew quoted from a" letter written by Mr. Robert M. Collins, Associated Press correspondent at Manila. In this letter Mr. Collins re lated the substance of an interview upon the subject of censoring dispatchfs which he had had with Gen. Otis. Mr. Pettigrew read the statement of Mr. Collins, in which he had said it was the evident desire of the olricials to prevent certain information from reaching thi people of the l.'nited frtates. When he (Collins) haJ filed a dispatch conta ning information which he tin tight was proper to s<i sd to the United States, he had been Informed by the censor that he had been instiucted to cut out anything- that might hurt the administration. Subsequently, when he had desired to send a story to the United States relating to silver in the Philip pines, the censor had told him that his Instructions were to let nothing pass that would be helpful to W. J. Bryan in the United States. SARCASTIC COMMENT. At this point Mr. Pettigrew became sarcastic, and declared that the presi dent was resolved to succeed himself as president, even though essential informa tion was suppressed. Mr. Pettigrew-de clared the president really began th 9 war In the Philippines, and was really responsible for it. "If," he said, "the administration had a spars ot honor in dealing with the Filipinos, It would have told Gen. Otis to have laid the entire truth of the in tentions of the government before Aguin aldo and his associates. "If this had been done," said Mr. Petti grew, "the whole trouble could have been averted. That we had fired the lir^t shot that commenced hostilities no one de nied. Even after fighting began," he said, "an effort was made by Aguimildo to secure a suspension of hostilities, but h3 had been told by Gen. Otis that now thj fighting had been begun it muat continue to the onu "Jf," said Mr. Pettigrew, "I were a Filipino, I would light until 1 was gray against the unholy aggression of the United States. If this country is wrong, this country could take no grander po sition before the nations of the world than to admit that it is wrong. We have reached a turning point. We must dec;d3 whether we are to pursue a course of rapacity an:l ujjgression, on the British principle, or to pursue a course of justice and right. No nation long can pursue such a course as the imperialists have marked out for us—a course of wrong and treachery to friends—and noj-e to stand well before the nations of the world." Mr. Pettigrew was cut off by the ex piration of the morning hour. CURRENCY MEASURE. The currency bill was then taken up, and Air. Stewart addressed the senate, opening with an attack upon the R.'pub lU-an party for bringing in a measure "so : utterly contradictory of the St. Louis platform." He ihen entered upon a gen eral discussion of the financial conditions uf ihe world, and attacked the advocates ■ or the gold standard for denying that i either the supply or the demand for the gold luis any effect in estimating the quantity of any particular commodity which a given amount of gold will buy. Referring to the reply of Secretary G.ige to the senate, he saii: "The secretary of the treasury is not so absolutely ignorant of money science its his contention that the value of gold | never changes would s; em to Indicate. In i his reply to the resolution of the two | houses of congress lespecting his trai sau j tions with certain New York banks, he ! gives for a reason for depositing the money of the government In national luniks that it is necessary to do so to avoid contracting the circulation, and to ] keep it in the treasury would disturb the I business of the country. The secretary can understand t,hat locking up money in the treasury vaults disturbs business, and at the same time he thinks it is neces sary to use only the commodity gold i upon which to stamp money, although j every foreign financial trouble takes gold out of the country and deposits it In for eign vaults. "In, his lectures on gold the secretary J claims it possesses intrinsic value; while j administering the treasury he regards the I volume of money in elrcu'atlon as of par amount importance, and deposits the sur plus of the treasury in banks to keep it in use and prevent contraction, it is passing strange that business men sh;pc their transactions in view of the possible supply of money, but when they discuss the money question they follow the ex ample of the secretary, asssert that the quality of the material used as money is the only question of importance, with out regard to the volume in circulation. It is not singular that people can see the absurdity of the intrinsic value the ory, while in every kind of business, in dustrial as well as speculative, they act on the quantitative theory of money. Ir their business they have in view the sup ply of money, but many of them in theii arguments follow the teachings of the Clevelands and the Harrisons, and main tain that all they want is intrinsic values in the money In circulation, no mattei whether that volume is large or small.' 1 TO BECOME AN ISSUE. In conclusion Mr. Stewart said: "The passage of this bill, whatever maj have been the intention of its authors, will bring this question squarely before the American people. If this bill should become a law, there would be no dodging the issue. It must be met, and that issti; will be between a government by a col lossal and imperial concentration of cap ital, wielding the sovereign power of the United States to create, contract and ex pand the volume of money, and an hones) measure of value, consisting of the legu' tender money of the United States." Mr. Aldrich, in charge of the flnancia bill, asked to have some arrangements made regarding the measure. Mr. Jones (Ark.) replied that no Demo crat was ready to speak on the bill, bn he assured Mr. Aldrich there was no dis position to delay it unduly. Mr. Aldrich said the bill had been be fore the senate for three weeks, an am pie time in which to prepare for its dis cusslon. Therefore he had a right to in Blst that the bill should be disposed o as soon as possible. Mr. Teller asked if there were to be n< speeches in support of the measure. To this Mr. Aldrich said he was unabli Continued on Third rage. FRIDAY MORNING, JANUARY 12, 1900. PLEA FOR LIBERTY ANTI-IMPERIAJLIST GATHERING AT WASHINGTON LISTENS TO MANY SPEECHES STROM ARGUMENTS ADVANCED EX-GOV. BOI'TWELL, OF MASSA CHUSETTS, PRINCIPAL ORATOR OF THE EVENING DANGERS OF CHEAP LABOR Doctrine of Expansion Certain to Have Damaging Effect I'pon the Wnft-es of American Workingmen —Campaign of I?>OO Will Be Fonght on Those Lines—Mr. Bryan Will X-ot Interfere in Kentucky. WASHINGTON, Jan. 11.—About 500 per sons attended an anti-imperialist meeting held in the Masonic hall here tonight. The weather was wet and disagreeable. The speakers were ex-Senator J. B. Hender son, of Missouri; ex-Gov. Boutwell, of Massachusetts,and Representative Lentz, of Ohio. Mr. Henderson asserted that the Fili pinos are proved by the testimony of Admiral Dewey and others to be capable of self-government, and that our whole history was antagonistic to subjugation of liberties of a people. He appealed to American manhood to acknowledge our error, and right the wrong done the Fili pinos. Ex-Gov. Boutwell, of Massachusetts, passed by the moral consideration inci dent to any comprehensive treatment of the Philippine war, and addressed him self to the questions of business and la bor in which this country, he said, was much concerned. The speech was a se vere arraignment of the administration with respect to its new colonial depen dencies and made an appeal that they be permitted to set up independent govern ments free from any dictation by the United States. Shall the laboring and producing classes of America, he asked, be submitted to a direct and never-ending competition with the under-paid and half clad laborers of Asia, or shall the re public of America be transformed into a colonial empire, with like consequences to the laboring classes? The only ques tion of importance before the country today was that of republic or empire. In November, ISOO, he continued, the future of the nat'on will be decided, when the laborers will have an opportunity to put an end to the scheme of establishing a colonial empire to be followed by the degradation of the laboring population through competition with the laborers of the East and the products of the cheap labor of the East. The ex-gov ernor concluded as follows: "Our conclusion, from whatever quar ter we approach the subject, must al ways be the same. This is our demand: Allow Cuba, allow Puerto Rico, allow the Philippine islands to set up governments for themselves, free from any dictation by us. This is a policy of justice, a pol icy of peace. This policy ends the war in the Philippines, it ends the sacrifice of the youth of America, It puts far away the perils to which the laboring popula tions are now exposed, it guarantees to us the perpetual friendship of three new born republics, and it relieves us from the suspicion that we are to co-operate with England in an attempt to subjugate the weaker states of the world to the domin ation of the Anglo-Saxon race." WILL XOT INTERFERE. Mr. Bryan Ha* Xo Advice to Offer in Kentucky. FRANKFORT. Ky., Jan. 11.—The silver Democrats, who are opposing Goebcl, claim to have direct information that Col. Bryan does not approve of the contests which are being prosecuted by Goebel and other Democratic, candidates. They went so far today as to say that Bryan had written a letter to Blackburn, discourag ing the contests. National Committeeman Urey YVoodson. who was in conference with Bryan in Chicago last Sunday, gave emphatic and positive denial to their claims tonight. He said: "I discussed the Kentucky political sit uation with Mr. Bryan thoroughly, and I know there is no foundation for these stories." It is said Mr. Bryan feels that the Democratic leaders in the state are ca pable of settling their own affairs, and that he will have no advice to offer them on the subject of the contests when ho comes here to attend the bantiuet after Mr. Blackburn's election, next Tuesday. The story of the engagement of Senator William Goebel and Miss Corinne Black burn, daughter of Senator J. C. S. Black burn. Is authoritatively denied. ' The Republican leader?, while not aban doning the fght against Goebel in the leg islature, are eagerly awaiting news fro.n Washington as to what aid the federal government would give the Taylor ad ministration in the event Go?bel is seated by the legislature. That the Republican leaders are advising Gov. Taylor to re sist in case the legislature decides in fa vor of Goebel. and are promising support to him. is= generally admitted. Maj. A. T. Wood, whom Gov. Bradley appointed ssn ator in IS%, but who failed to be seated, said tonight: "Taylor has been elected, and If he Is turned'out by an arbitrary board, we should not countenance its action. We should fight, if it be necessary." GOV. SHAW INAUGURATED. For the Second Time Becomes Chief Exeentive of lowa. DES MOINES, 10.. Jan. 11.—For the sec ond time Gov. Shaw was inaugurated as chief executive of the state this afternoon. The oath of office was pronounced by Chief Justice Granger, of the supreme court, in the presence of 5,000 people. The ceremonies consisted of a parade from the state house, headed by a troop of the national guard, and exercises at the audi torium, which concluded with an address by Lieut. Gov. Milllman. Mr. Altftelil In South DVkoln. HURON, S. D., Jan. 11.—Ex-Gov. AH seld of Illinois, delivered an address in the interest of the fusion party to a large gathering here tonight. lie spoke for nearly two hours. He declared that Eng lish capital dominates and controls the af fairs of this government; that trusts ana monopolies dictate the prices of commodi ties- that the war in Luzon is carried on only by right of conquest and brute force; that an expansion will come in a natural way and without shooting Ameri can civilization and Independence into any people. The address received careful at tention. Mnrj land's Slate Treasurer. ANNAPOLIS, Md.. Jan. 11.—Hon. Mur ray Vandiver, of Hartford county, was today elected treasurer of the state by the general assembly In joint assembly. He received the unanimous vote of the Demo cratic majority. Clark in PoN«easion. SACRAMENTO, Cal., Jan. 11.—The in junction proceedings In the mayoralty case enjoining George M. Clark from exercis ing the duties of the office of mayor were dissolved by Judge Hughes today. Clark is now in possession of the office. MYSTERIOUS SUICIDE. Llent. Commander Green, of the Navy, Kllis Hlmgelf. WASHINGTON, Jan. 11.—The follow ing cablegram was received at the navy department today from Admiral Schley, commanding the South Atlantic station. "Montevideo, Jan. 11.—To the Secretary of the Navy: Lieutenant Commander F. E. Green committed suicide Wednes day evening. Arrangements have been made for burial ashore. A board is or dered to examine the circumstances of the case and report." The officer's friends at the department are at a loss to account for the suicide. His record was excellent, and he had no known bad habits. Lieutenant Commander Francis E. Green was born in Indiana, and was ap pointed a midshipman in 18C7. He gradu ated in 1871 and went to the congress. Becoming an ensign in 1872, while on the Tlconderoga, he saw in succession duty on the monitors, oh the Kansas, on the Shawmut and in the coast survey. He be came a master in 1876, and a lieutenant in 1882. He made cruises in turn on the Yantic, the Alert and the New Hamp shire, and came to the naval proving ground here in 189 ft. The following year he was on duty at the Washington navy yard, where he remained until 18H3, when he went to the Pacific coast on the coast defense ship Monterey. He was in service on the Ranger, the Adams and the Petrel, and again at the Wash ington navy yard in 1898. In the follow ing year he was attached to the Alli ance, but when the war broke out he be came the executive officer of the 'Mont gomery. He became a lieutenant com mander in 1899, and was again ordered to the Montgomery on the South Atlantic station, where he was serving at the time of his death. BOMB WAS PREMATURE. Panic Caused by Explosion. In-tended for a Joke. CAMBRIDGE, Mass,, Jan. 11.-The ex plosion of a bomb in a closet In Sander's theater, at Harvard, tonight, while 500 or 600 people were listening to a Bee thoven's pastoral by the Boston Sym phony orchestra, not only put a sudden stop to the concert, but for a few min utes, by reason of the panic ihat en sued, threatened the fives of many in a rush for the doors. Fortunately the turmoil was calmed and the audience left quietly. The college authorities believe the whole affair was intended as a joke on the his tory class, and that it exploded twelve hours ahead of time. The Janitor offers a very tangible theory as to the intention of the authors of the "infernal machine." He stated that dur ing the afternoon he found a satchel 1 be neath one of the seats, and, thinking it belonged to- one of the students, he put it in the closet. The history class, for whom the bomb was probably meant, will meet in the theater tomorrow morn- Ins- SHORTAGE*!*' PINE. Figures Showing ■It Given by the American lumberman. CHICAGO, Jan. 11.—In its annual re view of the condition of the white pine lumber trade the American Lumberman tomorrow will say: "The total stocks at the mills on Dec. 1, 1899, amounted to 2,725,271,000 feet, as against a total on the same date a year previous of 3,494,739,006 feet. Thus an aggregate shortage exists at that date of ~7G6,468,000 feet. On Dec. 1, 1897, the total stocks at the mills amounted to 3,915,555,000 feet, or larger than the stock of last year by 1,187,289,000 feet. In 1895 the total stock was 4,180.300,000 feet. The stock on Dec. 1 was the lightest known in any year since 1890. This decrease in stock applies to nearly every district, and is about evenly divided between the Western and Eastern territory." FATALLY*SuRNED. Mother and Daughter Victims of a li:il Oil Explosion. LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jan. 11.—Mrs. Mary Thobald, aged fifty-eight, was burned to death and her daughter, Lucinda, aged twenty-eight, was so badly burned that she cannot live., at their 'home in this city today. Miss Thobald was filling a lamp in front of a stove. An explosion followed, setting fire to her clothing. In attempting to save her daughter Mrs. Thobald's clothing took fire, and before assistance arrived she had burned to death. Mrs. Thobald is the widow of the late Edward Thobald, of Frankfort, Ky., for many years cashier of the Farmer's Bank of Kentucky in that city. ST. PAUL IN IT. Xew Plan for Havlog Mall Hegiw tered by Carrier*. WASHINGTON", Jan. 11.—The plan of having mail registered by carriers when collected, which was .-rievised by Third Assistant Postmaster General Madden, will be put in practical operation Jan. 15, when the system will be inaugurated in sixty cities. At these places the car riers will receive the registration fee and ! give a receipt for all matter registered at the house of the sender. Among the cities chosen are New York, Boston, Baltimore. Chicago, Cleveland, New Orleans, Bt. Louis. St. Paul, Den ver and Portland. Or. This service will be Inaugurated in other cities where it is considered beneficial upon proper ap plication being made. DR. MULLHAIL DEAD. Famous St. I.oimh Physician Prob ably Killed Himself. ST. LOUIS, Jan. 11.—Dr. J. C. Mullhall, a noted eye and ear specialist, was found dead this afternoon in his office. He had been shot through the heart. A revolver was found lying beside the body, and this, with the fact that all the doors of the office were locked, seemed to indicate sui cide. It is supposed that the act was caused by despondency, on account of ill health. Dr. Mulhall, who was forty-nine years old, leaves a widow and three children. Ho was a member of the Climatological association* and the author of a number of pamphlets and books, which won him a high reputation in medical circles. CARDS IN BLIND TIGER. Dispute Over Them Canned a Fatal Free Fight. WHITESBURG, Ky.', Jan. 11.—In a blind tiger at Pound Gap, John and Taze Hall and Arch and Henry Leap opposed Henry Sutherland and* Berry -Long- and Henry Campbell. Two hundred shots were exchanged. Taze Hall and Henry Leap were-killed and Dave Sutherland and Henry Sullivan were also wounded. A game of cards^causedthe affray. DOOMED TO DEATH PASSENGERS AiND CREW OF A LARGE STEAMER DRIVEN ON ST. MARY'S BAY REEFS CLINGING TO THE RItiGUC FORMS OF THE INFORTISATES CAJf BE SEEK BY THOSE AT TEMPTIXG THEIR RESCUE FIRE ADDS TO THE HORROR Several Persona Were Washed Off the Deck of the Stranded Ship Duiiiiu the Day—Feared That Those In the Rigrsrins Will Die Before Relief Can Reach Them— Thonxht to Be a Coasting Vessel. ST. JOHN'S, N. F., Jan. 11.—A large steamer, believed to be a passenger ship, whose name cannot yet be ascertained, has been wrecked on a reef in St. Mary's bay, about five miles from shore. The vessel, which lies with her head In the water, is on fire aft. Several persons have been washed off the deck during the day. Just before nightfall others were described in the rigging. It is feared that these will perish before daybreak. At this hour, 9 p. m., it is impossible to secure any further particulars, nor can any be obtained before morning. NEW YORK, Jan. 12.—From the sit uation of the wreck it is thought she is a coasting vessel. VICTIM OF DRINK. Broke Into a Saloon and Yielded to Hist Thirst. LOUISVILLE, Ky.,- Jan. 11.—Surround- : of s _ i — -_jr- 7 t *^Z^ STATIS OF THE <\vn\IVAI,. —Adapted From the Xew York Tribune. Ed by bottles of whisky and rum, flanked by boxes of cigars, and with his pockets stuffed with boxes of cigarettes, George McElrod was found this morning sleep ing peacefully In a chair In the Royal Arch saloon on Third street, which he had entered and robbed during the night. His feet were perched upon the table, and on the floor by his chair were the stumps of cigars which he had smoked. After having broken into the saloon and secured his booty McElrod's thirst over came his discret'on. McElrod was jailed in default of bail for housebreaking and larceny. FIGHTING PARSON'S WOES. Rev. J. J. Axtell Cannot Collect His Salary. - ROYAL OAK, Mich., Jan. 11.—Rev. J. J. Axtell, of the Congregational church here, is having trouble in collecting his salary. He has a contract with Ins church for a salary of $10 a week, but the people say they will not pay him. Mr. Axtell says he has received only $1.39 in three weeks. On a recent Sunday the collection, which means his salary, amounted to only 4 cents. It rained that Sunday, but the parson's faith in hu man nature was badly hurt when on the next Sabbath, on a bright day and with the attendance good, the box didn't show any more. His congregation has not asked him to resign so far and he pro poses to 'get his salary o? hold the church property. GUILTY OF MURDER. Verdict in the Case of Slayer of Xornia Korn»tett. \NTHONY, Kan., Jan. 11.-Guilty of murder In the first degree was the ver dict returned today In the case of John Kornstett, the sixteen-year-old boy who has been on trial here for the murder of his cousin, Norma Kornstett a ten year-old girl. In June last the cnild went to a field Kornatett was plowing and was not seen again until two days later when she was found in an aban doned well. She was taken out un conscious and died within a few hours. When arrested the youth admitted having thrown the child into the well after hav ing brutally attacked her. CAUGHT IN MINNESOTA. Mlssourian Charged With Morder of v YonnK Woman. MACON Mo., Jan. 11 .-Davia- Iless, wanted here for the murder of Belle PRICE TWO CENTSH£?™ r" c '--- T9 . BULLETIN OP IMPORTANT NEWS OF THE DAY Weather Forecast for St. Paul: Fair and Warmer. I—Heavy BrltlHli Losses. Field Day In Senate. Ocean Liner Wrecked. Anti-Imperialists Meet. 2—Democrat* in Harmon)'. For Xeir MnrkrtM. Grocerj- Store Robbery. B—Minneapolis8—Minneapolis Matter*. Xorthwest »w». Cane Against Clark. 4—Editorial. State Political Go*«ip. B—Sportlner Wew». Russia In AgKremtive. O— Market* of the World. Bar Silver, B* 3-40. Chicago Dec. Wheat, 67 7-8-68 c. Stocks Active; Lorrer. 7-\ew« of the Railroad*. B—ln the Field of Labor. St. Panl Social Xews. Report on Prison Booki. OCEAN LINEWS. NEW YORK—Arrived: Trave, Bremen. Sailed: Steamer Darmstadt, Bremen. LIVERPOOL — Arrived: Philadelphian, Boston; Sachem, Boston. GLASGOW—SaiIed: Orcadian, Philadel phia, via St. John's. N. F. GIBRALTAR—Arrived: Fuerst Bismarck, New York, for Genoa. Qt'EENSTOWN—SaiIed: Steamer Penn land, from Liverpool, Philadelphia. TU'JDAV I* ST. PAIL. METROPOLITAN—Otis Skinner in "The Liars," evening at 8:15. GRAND—"Why Smith Left Home," even ing at 8:15. Olympic—Vaudeville, afternoon at 2:30; evening at 8:15. Palm Garden—Vaudeville; afternoon at 2:30; evening at 8:15. Midway lodge, A. F. & A. M., Masonic hall. Hamline. Summit Lodge No. 163, A. F. & A. M., meets, 512 Laurel avenue, 8 p. m. Lecture on German songs by Louis C. Elson, People's church, 8 p. m. Sneathen, a R-lrl of eighteen, was ar rested today in Glenville, Minn. The Sneathen grirl was found dead In Hess' home last November and he reported she had shot herself. The December grand jury investigated the matter and brought in a bill for murder in the first degree. He.=s had left and his whereabouts were unknown here until today. IMPLEMENT MEN. Insurance Feature for Association Is Warmly Advocated. OMAHA, Neb., Jan. 11.—Three hundred and fifty members were in at tendance upon the second day's session of the annual convention of the Nebras ka and Western lowa Implement Deal ers' association. At the morning ses sion President Shumway read his annual address. He referred to the prosperity of the past year and indicated the necessity of guarding against overstock ing during the coming year, as priceg will be higher and farmers will be averse to paying more for their machinery- He urged the importance of the organization of an insurance company, claiming that a material saving could be effected over the plan of old-line insurance com- The report •of Secretary McLaughlin followed. He argued for a closer asso ciation of all dealers, more especially for the purpose of securing better rates from manufacturers and the railroads. A special committee of five was ap pointed to co-operate with a similar com mittee from the carriage builders, to arrange for a board of arbitration to ad just the differences. The question of establishing an insur ance company was then discussed at length, but no conclusion reached. Moody Memorial Committee. NEW YORK, Jan. U.-In connection with the proposed Moody memorial, the misteefoJ the Northfleld seminary, and training school fof young women, the Mount Herman school for young men, and the Chicago Bible institute met here today It is proposed to merge the three Institutions under one management arid to have a financial committee and ad visory committee to take charge of the whole affair. A Moody memorial ad visory committee was appointed as fol lows: William E. Dodge, James, TakoU, Anson Phelps Stoke Jr. D.. W. McWil- Harr.s, Morris K. Jessup.D. Willis James, John S. Kennedy, Ira D.-Sankey, all of N*w York: E. G. Keith, Cyrus McCor mick, Victor F. Lawsoji, all of Chicago; John H. Converse, John- anamaker, of PhMphla; C. A.'Hopkins, of Boston, and Francis White, of Baltimore. MAM WERE SLAIN NEARLY OXE THOLSAXD I!Ml IO\S KILLED, WOl XDED OR CAP TIRED AT LADYS3IITH BOEa LOSSES ALSO HEAVY ESTIMATED THAT THE TRASS*. VAALER.S A>D FREE STATERS SACRIFICED THOI'SAXDS LONDON WAR OFFICE SILENT Official* Say They Have Nothing to Give Out Bearing: Upon the Lady maith Battle—Food Still Plentiful in the Beleaguered City—Troops Are Awaitlnsr the Arrivul of Lord. Robert*—Methueri >'ot Recalled. LONDON, Jan. 12.-The Dally Mail saya: "We learn that In the attack on Lady smith last Saturday, Jan. 6, the British, losses were fourteen officers killed, thirty* four wounded, and over *00 non-commie* sloned officers and men kHlcd or wound ed. "The Boer losses, we hear, are tstimdt ed at between 2,000 and 3,000." A dispatch from Pietermuritzburg to the Daily Mail, dated Jan. S, says: "Private advices from Ladysmltb, dated Jan. 2, say that rations of brea-1 and meat are plentiful, and the garrison h;id not touched the "bully" b:ef and b's u't ?up plies. Luxuries are scarce in Ladysmilh, but the hospitals *re well supplied with milk, and the horses are in good condi tion." BOERS EVER ALERT. The Standard has the following dis-. patch, daied Monday, from Frere Camp: "Our patrols have searched both fia-ika of the Boer position. They find a largo camp, five miles east of Colenso, evidently, in anticipation of a British attempt at a turning movement." AWAIiING LORD ROBERTS. The Cape Town correspondent uf Ihe Daliy Mail, telegraphing Monday, snya; • "The vanguard of the Sixili divison la waiting at Table bay until the arrival of Lord -Roberts. "H. M. S. Fearless seized the burk Ma ria L, which arrived at Port Elizabeth Saturday from Argentine with sulphur." SHORT OF CARTRIDGES. LONDON. Jan. 12.—Lee-Met ford (.art ridges are running short in the British magazines, and, acording to a a semi official report, the war office purposes to fall back temporarily upon I(*i,mh>.uGQ "mark IV.'s'' bullets, most of which are already in storage in South Africa. The war office ha.= Issued a stiiet order to the volunteers, however, that fifty rounds of "mark IV." given them must be used In. practice at horn.;, none being taken to South Africa. After the public announce ment that no such bullet would be used in this war. Its employment, the Daily Chronicle thinks, would be a serious breach of faith, especially as the British commanders have complained that the Boers occasionally used such projectiles. GROWLS AT CENSORS. The newspapers were reconciled during the early days of tha war to cable censor ship, taking It for granted that full nar ratives sent by mall would stfpply all de ficiencies. For some weeks, however, even the mail correspondence that has ar rived in London has shown .-*lgr,s of ha bitual censoring by tho officials. Pages are numbered without chronological or, logical connection, leaving the happenings described quite unintelligible In some matters. Tho papers, acting apparently in conjunction, are laying these mutters before the public, Insisting that they be permitted to know and prim the facts. The Daily Mail accuses the war office of "doctoring" In editing or" dispatches lie fore their issuance and cites particulars. The Daily Chronicle avers that there seems to be an official conspiracy against letting the truth be mud,-! known, al though the number of deaths from ty phoid and enteric fever at Ladysmfth have been published by the war office. Since Saturday's tight nothing has been given out as to the losses In the engage ment. The war office insists it has noth ing to give out. MILITARY CRITICS. The military critics who, in the absence of reportorial or official descriptions from the seat of war, pour forth pages of con jecture and opinion, concluded thnt not much is to be expected of the British hosts in South Africa until Lord Rob erts shall have had plenty of time to think, and fresh levies shall have ar rived. Time is working now for the Boers. Each day makes more difficult the three beleaguered points. Although the war office denies the re port that Lord Methuen lias been recall ed to England, Inquiry made by a cor respondent at Meth.uen's home, in Wilt shire, has elicited the information that when he received his wound his horse threw him heavily and spinal and other injuries supervened. The theory is now advanced thai the seizures of the German mail steamers Herzog and General, since released, wero made on purposely misleading informa tion supplied to British agents, the desire being to embroil Great Britain and Germany in the quarrel. BOER RECRUITS INTERCEPTED. LOURENZO MARQUES, .Tun. 11.-Sev eral Portuguese who were on their way to join the Boers have been inter-cented. by the frontier police. Nobody in tho future will be allowed to pass the border without a permit from the governor. SYMPATHY MOVE DEFERRED. COLUMBUS, 0., Jan. 11. - The Ohio house of representatives today, by a strict party vote, indefinitely postponed the resolution expressing sympathy with the Boers in their war with Great Brit ain. The Republicans voted In the- affirm. CONTROVERSY WASHINGTON, Jan. 11.—The an#wer of tho British government to Mr. Choat«'« representations respecting th* seizure of American flour and other goods «n tha three vessels Beatrice, Mashona and Ma ria has been received. Just as the of ficials of the state department expected, it amounted to a partial answer, very satisfactory as far as it goes, deposing of the character of some of the goods seised but not finally deciding broadly whether or not food stuffs aro to be re garded as contraband. BERLIN, fen. n.~ls '« asserted tiint the German cruisers Schwalbe and Con dor which w«e ordered to Delagoa bay, have been Instructed to proceed instead •to Cape Town. This indicates a belief In German official circles that the- contra band controversy will be amicably set tled.