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VOT.. XXIII.—NO. 12.
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
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
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stitute be withdrawn, and that the reso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
. 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.
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."
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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."
Mr. Bryan Ha* Xo Advice to Offer in
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
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."
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
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.
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.
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
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-
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."
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Broke Into a Saloon and Yielded to
Hist Thirst.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.,- Jan. 11.—Surround-
: of s
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—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
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
"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
"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
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."
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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

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