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ESTABLISHED .117X13 10 , 3871 , OMAHA , "WEDNESDAY 3IOKNIXG , FEBIUFAKV 8 , 18DJ ) . TWELV33 IMAGES , COPY" PtVE CUNTS. AMERICANS ADVANCE General Hala's Brlgatls MOTM Up and Takss the Manila Water Works. NEBRASKANS FIGHT WITH GREAT BRAVERY Four Corapanleo of the Tint Go-Operate with the Utah Buttery , FILIPINOS ARE DRIVEN BACK IN A ROUT Nebraska Troops Recover Lost Parts of Pumping Station Machinery. NO DANGER OF WATER FAMINE IN MANILA INntHc * In Iln C\iy \ Arc Trriitliir ! uN mill iMnmi Our Soldier- , the Dnrk rilliilnim Lose lU'iivlly. MANILA , Feb. 7. 10:30 : a. m. Late yos- tcrday General Halo's brigade advanced and took the water works nt Slncalon. Tour companli- ! the Nebraska regiment and n part of the Utah battery with two Held guns and two Holchklst ) EUIIS met the enemy on the hill u half mile out And a sharp engage ment look plnco In which the Nebraskonti lost one dead mid three wounded. Ur. Youag , formerly quartermaster ser- Reant In the Third artillery , was wounded , captured and brutally murdered and his body vhon recovered was found to have been horribly ribly mutilated. The Filipinos were driven back , retiring In bad order and carrying with them the valves nml heads of the steam chest and cylinder of the pumping machinery. General Overshlnc's brigade advanced" and took Pnrnnnque , capturing two Held guns. They met with no opposition. General Me- Arthur's division advanced beyond Gagalan- gln without loss , the enemy retreating be yond Cnloocnn. The Americans now havp the steam cars tn Malabon and 600 marines , with four Jluxlm guns , have been landed on the beach north of the city. The Third artillery on the main road and the Utah battery In a cemetery covered the advance of the Kan sas troo'ia. Among the Important points captured was n strong embrasure earthwork within sight of Calcoocan. There was considerable Orlng from the up per windows of the houses In the native quarter of the city last night , but no casu alties have been reported as the result. \VorU I'mlcr Illllcult > - . The signal corps was compelled to run. "its lines along the tiring line during the fighting and , consequently , there were fre quent Interruptions of communication owing to the cutting of the wires and the signal men wcro ordered to kill without any hesi tancy anyone who attempted tn Interfere Vi'KUjtUt lints. i --K 3:10 : p. m. Agulnaldo , the rebel leader , issued two proclamations on Saturday anil Sunday. The first declares the Americana opened the fight and calls upon the Filipino congress to suspend the constitution. The second saysVe have fought our ancient oppressors without arms and wo now trust to God to defend us against the foreign foe. " The Nebraskans have recovered the lost parts of the pumping machinery of the water worlis , which assures a speedy re- bumption of the water supply ot the city. 3:13 : p. in. The Americans , aa this dis patch Is sent , arc In complete control of the eltuatlon within a radius of nine miles of Manila ; their lines , extending to Malabon on the north and tn Paranaquo on the south , are fully twenty-five miles long. While a few detached bodies of the enemy offer desultory opposition , the main body of the rebels Is in full retreat and utterly routed. Of the hordes of troopa originally drawn up In battle army against the Ameri cans fully one-third are already Incapaci tated and the others are scattered in every direction. Trencher- Flllplnon. 4 p. m. A Filipino colonel came out this morning from Caloocan under a Hag of truce. Several American ofll- ccrs promptly went to meet him , but when the parties met the Filipinos opened fire. The Filipino apologized for the barbarous conduct of his troops and jcturned to his lines. The American troops are being promptly furnished with mrpplles of all kinds , hos pital attendant ! ] are supplied up to the fir ing line , In brief , nil the wants ot the troops aie mot Immediately by the differ ent military departments whoso duty it is to attend to such mutters. Artificer IlnyB of Company I of the Colorado rado regiment discovered tbo missing parts of Iho pumping machinery of the water vorks burled In n coal pile at SIngalon sta tion , Tho-machinery will soon be in work ing order again and the employes having jiromlnod to return to work this evening It is improbable that the threatened water famine will occur. Agulnaldo's proclamation of Saturday bays : I order and command : First That peace nnd friendly relations with the Americans bo broken < md that the latter bo triwted aa oiiPinios within the limits prescribed by the lava of war. Second That the Americana captured be lu'ld OH prisoners of wiar. Third That this proclamation be com- jnttilcatcil to the consuls and that congress order and accord a subjieualon of the i-on- ( tltutlcxial guorant } , resulting from the declaration of war. l.li-H About tlir .VniiTlriiiix. Agulmildo'ti proclamation of Monday says the outbreak of hostilities wab "unjustly und unexpectedly provoked by the Ameri cans , " refers to his manifesto of January S , publishing the alleged grievance ! ) of the Filipinos at the hands of the army ot occu pation and the constant outrages and taunts which have been canting misery to the Ma- nllaus and refers to the useless conferences nnd "contempt shown for the Filipino gov ernment" a proving u "premeditated trans , gresslon of liberty nnd Juitice. " The rebel leader also refers to the former lottos of the Filipinos , but says : "Slavery is bitter" and calls upon them to "sacrifice all upon tbo altar of honor and national In tegrity. " Ho Insists thut he tried to avoid nn armed conflict , but claims that all his efforts "were unless before thu unmeasured prldo of tbo Americans. " whom he charged IKS having treated him a a rebel , "because I defended thu Interests ot my country and would not become the Instrument of their dastardly Intentions. " Agulnaldo concludes with saying : "Be Hot discouraged. Our Independence was watered freely by the blood of martyrs and more ulll bo shud In the future to Mreugtheu it. Remember that efforts are not to bo war ted that end * may bo gained. Jt It Indispensable to adjust our actions to the rulrs or law and right and to Icarn to triumph over our enemies. " AltncKiMl tijrlllplnnn. . MANILA. Feb. 8. 10 a. m. Lieutenant A. C. Alford , Company 1 , Twentieth Kan sas Infantry , nnd n private of that company wore killed nnd six other members of the regiment wcro wounded near Cnloocan last evening whilercconnoltorlng. . The party vas In n jungle , when It wns attacked by Hie enemy. Two companies of the Kansas regiment were sent to the relief ot their comrades and drove the Filipinos Into Galon- can , penetrating to the very heart of the town. Meanwhile the gunboats shelled the suburb * . General OH * finally recalled the troops , but the natUcs , misunderstanding the retreat , failed to take advantage ot It. The outskirts nf the town were burned. TOPttKA. Kan. , Fb. . 7. A. C. Alford. killed at Manila , wns a second lieutenant of Company II. who enlisted nt the first call. HU father , D. S. Alford , Is a prominent attorniy at Lawrence. Young Alford was a graduate of Kansas university eourso In arts and law department and at the time of lils cnllitmcnt was n practicing attorney nt Lawrence. rilllitim LOKI ] -iinr Tluiitnnnil , WASHINGTON' . Feb. 7. The "War depart ment today received < the folfowlng dispatch from General Otis : "MANILA. Fob. ' . Adjutant General. Washington : Tlir Insurgent army concen trated around Manila from Luzon provinces , numbering over 20.000 , possessing several quick-firing and Krupp guns. A good portion tion of the enemy Is armed with Mausers , latest pattern. Krupp guns and a great many rifles were captured. Insurgents flroJ great quantity of ammunition. Quito a number ot Spanish toldlcrs In Insurgent service , who ser\ed artillery. Insurgents constructed strong entrenchments near our lime , mostly bamboo thickets. These our mrw charged , killing or capturing many of the enemy. Our casualties probably aggregate - gate 250. Full reports today. Ca-iualtlcs of insurgents very heavy. Have burled some 500 of their dead and hold POO prisoners. Their losses , killed , wounded nnd prisoners , probably 1,000. Took water works pumping station yesterday , six miles out. Consider able skirmishing with enemy , who made no * tand. Pumps damaged ; will bo working In a week. Have number of condensers set up In city which furnish good water. Troops In excellent spirits. Quiet prevails. ( Signed ) "OTIS. " OTIS IS GIVEN A FREE HAND I ) < Minrtni < Mit Han CoiilldriuM' Tlmt IIIn Gimme 1V11I lie l.rmal mid Aile- hi Any fJiiiit AVASHINGTON , Feb. 7. Secretary Alger was asked today If ho had sent or was about to send Immediately any instructions to General Otis , based on yesterday's develop ments , which In some quarters were taken as enlarging his legal field of operations. The secretary replied : "No , sir ; It does not appear that General Otis Is In need ot any Instructions of any character just now. " As near as can be learned that Just expresses - presses the determination ot the administra tion In respect to the situation at Manila and the program for the future. The presi dent , as well as Secretary Algcr. has un limited confidence in General OtU , and as Adjutant General Corbln was actually re sponsible for his selection tn command the American forces Jn .Manila. It lii ipjinrqnt that General Otls cair couJl'l upon * the most loyal support In his operations so long ns tie continues to acquit himself with credit , as he has done. What gives the officials particular gratifi cation Is the fact as set out in Secretary Al- ger's1 cablegram that General Otis carefully avoided allowing the United States Torres from being put In the position , as was sought by the Insurgents , of being the nsgressors in the conflict of Sunday night. No matter how the Filipinos and their sympathizers may seek to create the Impression that the Americans by firing on the Filipinos who were running the American guard lines took the initiative in the action no person having the least idea of military law , It Is said at the War department , could question the duty Imposed upon the American guards ot firing upon the men. Just a week prior to the outbreak some of the Filipinos who had sneaked through the lines sought to as sassinate Home of the American soldiers , so that It was necessary for the latter to take no chanrcs In maintaining the Intecrlty of their lines , nnd especially during the night hours. Gratification Is also expressed at the state of preparedness of General Otis' forces , thoroughly justifying General Otis' statement - ment to the War department that he had the situation well In hand. General Otis is absolute master of his own movements nnd It is assumed that he will take any steps within his power to protect Manila and his forces from further attempts ou their safety by the insurgents. Regarded In Its widest sense this amounts to the be lief that the American forces not only will lake a strong defensive position all along the advanced lines , but that they will not hesitate to pufli forward to crush out any further attempted gathering of the Filipinos In force. The character of the arms carried by the insurgents , ns set out In General Otis' cable gram this morning caused n mild aensation among army olllccrs. None of them caicd to bo quoted In comment upon the state ments made by General Otla. but one ex pert declared that to far as ho was in formed , the latest pattern of .Mauser rllles that the Spanish troops in Manila had were dated as far back as 1S96. while the latest pattern , such as described In the cablegram , was right up lo date , teeming to indicate that they had not been obtained by capture of the- Spanish , but from some other source. Under International law , cit izens of neutral states may fell arms to In surgents at the risk of having them cap tured as contraband on the- way to deliv ery and these arms must have been smug gled from some of the Asiatic ports re cently. However , as Otis and Dewey undoubtedly have taken steps to cut off the future sup ply of ammunition , these arms soon will beef of much leas value. GEN. OTIS IS APPRECIATED \Vitr DciinrliiM-nl CuiiKratiilnlo * Him on tlir VlrlorjAclilrvcil on .Sniiilii- . WASHINGTON , Feb. 7. Secretary Alger today * cnt the following cablegram to General - oral OtU nt Manila : "Accept my best con- ; ratulntlong upon your magnificent victory of Sunday , all the more creditable because you were not the aggressor. ALGER. " KANSAS REGIMENT UNTOUCHED Triioix I'nilrrKO H IlinvjI'lri - nml Art * IlrportiMl .Nut to Ha\e Lout n Mun. LAWRENCE. Kan. , Fob. 7. The Law. renee Journal rcvelvud x cablegram today from Captain A. G. Clarke , Company H , Twentieth Kansas , at Manila , announcing that the Kautas regiment had passed through the recent t'ngageracnt 'intoueheil , although it was in the midst of beivy fire. ! ! OFFICIAL LIST 8 ( ! ) Four Killed and fifteen Woutided in Saturday's Ficht KILLED : Private Chcirles Ballinger , Company L. , Omaha. Private If. J. Begler , Company ! . , Palmyra. Private E. Egger , Company C. , Shelby , la. WOUNDED : First Sergeant Orren F. Curtis , Company C. Beatrice. Corporal Henry Epp , Company C , Beatrice. Musician James Pierce , Company C , Pawnee City. Corporal Harry L. Hull , Company A , York. Private John L. Branson , Company B , Miiiden. ' Perry Brown , Company F , Creston. William Maddox , Company I , Bennett. Conrad Egan , Company K , St. Edward. EMBALMED BEEF IN HAVANA Consignment of the Stuff Nauseates Even Poor of the City. EIGHT THOUSAND CANS CONDEMNED CHKOH Hurnt Open nnd the Stencil Hint Arisen I > rlve Spcctntorn Lot Orlelnnlly Intruded for Porto Hlco. ( Copyright , 1S09 , by Press Publishing Co. ) HAVANA , Feb. 7. ( Now York World Cablegram Special Telegram. ) Death by slow stages is painful to Havana's poor , but they regard It as preferable to the sudden and violent agonies Induced by the Ameri can government's embalmed beef. The beef condemned hero was part of a consignment of relief supplies for the poor of Havana. Many complaints" had been ' * " ' ' * " ' * ' ' * uflr"h'bMtlJirtlon' made' toy tu"erecrp1ent uas paid to tbe matter until a case of canned beef fell while being candled. Sev eral cans burst and the stench that arose was so horrible that everybody In the vicin ity was nauseated. It was found that the entire contents of the case were rotten and on opening several others they were found In a similar condition. All had to be con demned. The matter was reported to Inspector Gen eral Brecklnrldgo by Captain Noel Gaines , In charge of the relief station. A board of survey condemned 10,800 cans of beef , which have been towed out to sea and sunk. All the beef was Armour's. No chemical Investigation made , but the board de clared the > beet had gone wrong through the cans rusting in the moist atmosphere and allowing the air to enter. The tins were originally sent out to supply the troops In Porto Rico , but were not landed. They were carried back to the United States and eventually reached Cuba. It was Intended at first to give them to the troops here , but they were transferred about the middle of January to the poor relief stations. PrcpnrliiK to HceeUe Gnrcln'B Hoily. The United States gunboat Nashville , bearing the body of Callxto Garcia , Is ex pected tomorrow. The remains will be re ceived by the city council , nnd will He In the session room of the council In public view , with a guard of Cuban soldiers. Major General Ludlow , governor of the Department of Havana , has granted per mission In n letter to Mayor La Costo to allow 500 armed Cubans to enter the city as a guard of honor. He will nlso take per sonal part In the demonstration If possible. Senator Proctor has reci Ivcd a message from General Gomez stating that he will leave tomorrow , arriving hero on Thursday. General Gomez has not communicated to Governor General Brooke any suggestion re garding the plan for the payment ot the Cuban troops , but the details will be set tled after his arrival. Commodore Cromwell says ho will Join cheerfully with Hie women to decorate the graves of the victims of the Maine. He conferred today on the subject with Mrs. Estes Rnthbon , president of tbo woman's committee. Detachments of marines and sailors from such war ships as may bo In the harbor will go to Colon cemetery. The parts that General Brooke and other army officers will take will be arranged later. Commodore Cromwell sent nn officer today to BUhop Santander , bishop of Havana , to ask permission for the ceremony , which was readily granted , though the bishop said ho could not allow n Protestant service In the cemetery without first referring tbo matter to Rome. As all the chip's captains here are Protestants no services will be held. I'olli > < > S-nli-m Or unUril , Superintendent McCullagh has virtually completed the organization of a most excel lent pollco service for this city. Thirteen days after beginning bis work Captain Me- Cullagh hud 1,500 men drilling aa a regi ment. Every street In Havana and its suburbs , a ' > al distance of 133 miles , will be covered by regular beats , day and night Ono hundred and four miles 1x111 be patrolled by the Havana force proper and the rest , -which Is In the suburbs , by the rural police. Twelve station houses have been arranged for and properly equipped. The policemen are fitted out with uniforms , Colt revolvers , bats , shoes , shields , white gloves , belts , whistles and day and nlgbt sticks. The rules and regulations are now being translated Into SpanUh and the In- poctord , captains and lieutenants In structed In regard to details. Six United States army wagons will do sen ice as an ambulance patrol In the twehe precincts. Every arrest will go first to the nearest station and then to the central otllce. The records and blotters are complete. A large proportion of tbe force consists ot former Cuban soldiers and members of the dissolved ordcn publlco. At u conference yesterday between Governor - ernor General lirooko and tbe cabinet seo- WOUNDED : ' ; Simon J , Simonson , ' - * - Company K , St. Edward. i James P. jVfcKLnney , J Company L , Omaha , 241GEmmetfc-st Hugh Konoyer , 8 Company M , Broken Bow. Howard L. Kerr , S Company M , Ansley. | Several discharged soldiers were $ wounded , among them the following from | the First Nebraska. < | Private George L. Clother , * Company 13. Genoa. $ Private Douglass L. Bridges , § Company F , Norfolk. | Private cables report in addition to g thu above : ' § KILLED : . S Private Ealph VV. Kelts , $ Company L , Omaha. $ WOUNDED : S Private Charles Keckley , * Company A , York. x rctary the matter of spring election was discussed The military Administration Is considering the plan for a census. Edward 'May , a civil employe , stabbed a companion last night. Tbo wounded man IB not expected to llvo. The assailant Is held to await the result of the Injuries. C. W. Hasklns , nn ox-pert accountant , with two a&slstants , has arrived bore and will make a thorough examination of the books of the municipality's accounts. THIS IIATIFICA.TION. Sun .Tunn .TiiIMIuntly Olmcrvcn it in One of the Unittiil States. SAN JUAN , Porto Hlco , Feb. 7. As yet General Henry , governorof Porto Rico , has not appointed the howls ot the four depart ments state , Justice , pnancc and Interior nhloh ho baa submitted for tbe absolved In sular cabinet. He favors t-wo liberal ap pointees , on > radical and t > no independent. The liberals and radicals are -making great oft or IBto control tbo appointments and Gen eral Henry Is not a little disgusted with Porto RIoon politics. . There was -pirbllc' flelphi-atlon today In honor of the ratlfV' . of iif- ) peace treaty. The circulars dlwcributed described the -iffair as a celebration In honor of the in corporation of Porto Rico among the United States. BAD nEnP IS THROWN OVKItnOARI ) . Con < t < > mn il Mcnt IN CoimlRnei ] to the Mon OT Iliivniiu. HAVANA , Feb. 7. The cans of beef con- dcnmned yesterday will be carried to sea on board the tug Clio and thrown overboard. It is currently reported that General Max imo Gomez , commander-in-chlef of the Cu ban army , is In the suburbs of Havana. , having como hero quietly to avoid the ova tions \\hlb have been in course of prepara tion along the route by which he would en ter this city. A diBoatch received here to day Indicates , however , that the Cuban com mander Is still at Remedlos. Colonel Hecker , who has been Inspecting camp sites In Cuba , left for Washington to day. S.\I < AIlinS AHK GIIKATLY Retrenchment IloliiK Cnrrlil Out at SmittiiKo School * Opcnoil. SANTIAGO. Cuba , Fob , 7. Under orders from General Wood , Captain Mendoza Is preparing for Genera ] Brooke a statement of the salaries in the department of the j I civil service , which the governor general | ' proposes to reduce 20 per cent This statement - ' ment will show that already the civil sal- ' arJes have been reduced more than 35 per cent from the figures paid under the SpanIsh - Ish regime. Thirty now schools for children under 7 years ot age , to be conducted on the kin dergarten plan , were opened today. Two ; schools of the same kind are to be opened ' at San Luis and three at Guantanamo. BLOCKADE IS BROKEN ON U. P llnnl StriiKRlo to CJi-t Drifting Snow Out nf tlir Way I.OIIK ; nnoiiKli to I.ct TrnliiH I'nnn. CHEYENNE , Feb. 7. ( Special Telegram. ) The train blockade on the Union Paclflo main line caused by last night's blizzard on Sherman hill was broken tonight after a tleup of east and westbound passenger trains for twenty-four hours. The road was opened by rotary snow-plows after a hard struggle , the storm filling the cuts with drifting snow as fast ns opened. Division Superintendent Hartys nnd As sistant Superintendent Culross took per sonal charge of the plows and by energetic and prompt work broke the blockade and passengers on the delayed trains wrc taken provisions from Laramle nnd suffered no discomfort ! ) during the storm. Tonight the fltorra is subsiding and It is believed th rood will be kept open. Yesterday's south bound passenger train on tbe Cheyenne & Northern Is delayed by snow near Chug- water , A relief train was sent out this morning to bring In passengers. llniixc I'ulntrri und Di-i-oratorx. CINCINNATI , Feb. 7. The fifteenth an nual convention of the National Association of House Painters and House Decorators began lie BesKloa here today. Welcoming addresses were made by Mayor Taffe ] , Mr. W. H. Mellsh of the Cincinnati league und John Theobald , president of < the local or ganization. P. J Ilrankln. president of the National association , responded. The rep Tt of the secretary and treasurer , Joel Kennedy of Cincinnati , was read. A. G. White , the representative from England , presented reso lutions from tbe English association and waa loudly applauded in his speech on the fraternal fooling between the two countries. DrutMiril lu Clinch Utter. . MIDDLESBOROt'GH. Ky , Feb. 7Mis. . Mary Williams , her son Harvey and two small children were drowned while fording Clinch river. Tlio Clinch river was swollen by the recent ralna. luun Out ml Dlvlilfiiil. NEW YORK , Feb. 7. The Iowa Central directors late jesterday declared a dividend ot IV : per < x > nt on the preferred mock , but otmtd no date oo which to pay the divi dend. General Otis' ' Kcport Esgarded as Ultra- Conssrvativa at Washington. FORWARD MOVEMENT TO BE MADE ON ILOILO General In to Be Gnlrieil In Siib-cqaciit Actions ! > } - HICMvii Ilncrctlon Cablcn CoiiRrrntnlatloiiM to Admiral Dcvrej- . WASHINGTON , Feb. 7. There was littld abatement ot Interest In the stirring events at Manila exhibited today at the War de partment. The first feeling ot anxiety for the- safety of the American forces had given. v.ay entirely , save In the caB& of the per sonal friends and acquaintances of soldiers supposed to be Injured , and there was dls- i I played the greatest Interest In the extent [ | of the loss ir.Ille-tc' [ | xrpon tbo Insurgents by the American" sofdfcra'und's'aOors : Officers at the War department who know OtU well declared when the announcement came of the killing , capture or wounding of 4,000 men that he undoubtedly had under estimated the damage -Inflicted by him , as was his wont , Instead of magnifying St in the Spanisb fashion. The news of the day from abroad was. found in tbo casualty list sent by Otis and In the concise and excellent description by htm ot the results of the engagement ol Saturday night and Sunday. The officials say that nothing more can be expected from him on this point until ho has bad an opportunity to forward a mall report giving in detail all the history of tbe fight ing. Naturally there was a great deal of spec ulation as to the future conduct o [ af fairs by Otis , but to some extent this must remain speculation , inasmuch as Secretary Alger has said that the general is to be left to follow his own discretion. To as sist him to a correct , understanding of the diplomatic situation ho has bfren cabled the full t xt ot the peace treaty ratified yester day. On to Hollo. A forward movement Is probable at Hello , 'Vhero General Miller has been for weeks lying In front ot the town In his trans- ports. Ho has never had any doubt of his 'ability to take the place whene\er he got the word , but there bas been n restrain ing Influence from Washington , based on the hope that the Insurgents could be brought to a peaceful retirement from the town and an apprehension that an fffort to force n landing might result In scrl- ous Injury to foreign Interests. Now , bow- ever , It Is felt that tbe latter are perhaps more in Jeopardy from a continuance of tbo c > V : ' nB state of affairs than they would bi ' " " "ougb u rapid seizure of the town , General Miller now has with him tbe Eighteenth Infantry and a battalion of ar tillery , and It Is likely that ho will be strongly reinforced before the attempt Is made to take Hollo. Naval ofllccrr have watched with pride bo achievements of the naval vessels during the recent fighting nnd they were gratified when Secretary Long this afternoon sent the fol lowing cablegram : "Dowoy , Manila : Congratulations. "LONG. " REBELS IN HIDING IN MANILA UvMM > riiiloen In tin- City Who ICvl- ilrnlly Mi'iint Id Help AKiilnnlilo TgorutfH MANILA , Feb. 7. S p , m. There are many Indications that Manila is full ot desperadoes who bad intended to co-operate with Agulnaldo , The police are continually capturing rren and women with weapons concealed In their clothing. The vlgllan-o of tbe authorities In this respect Is highly ie < usuring. Last Saturday , about midnight two Kng- lishmcn accidentally encountered n gang of armed natives in a dark side street. The natives fearing discovery , imprisoned then : until morning and threatened to kill them unless they maintained silence. Many native clerks , employed by mercantile - cantile hoime , are missing. As it Is im possible that they ehould have passed the lines the Inference is that they are In nM- ing In the city. Several atempts were made to assassinate Americans on the streets , but that danger Is at a minimum. Tbo natives are terribly coned and precautions are taken ago Inn In cendiarism. The rebels , who have tieen swept In every direction , like pheasants In a battle , dlo by the hundreds in the trenches for the most purl patslvely , except tbo Vgoratea , who charge decperately and ueeleMly. Tha rebel prisoners declare ibat their at tack was unpremeditated , that the outposts fired and then everybody followed In ac cordance with a sort of general understand ing. M CONDITION OF THE WEATHER Forecam for Xebrnska l" lr nnd rontlniietl Cold ; Growing "Warmer In the tffl-M : Westerly " \Vliur ) . Tptniivriiturr nt Uninhil jPNler ln > l llinir. l > cir , Hour. llrsr. a n. tn -i i 11. in it n. in. . . . . -I ' | i. Ill n. in. . . , . It II. ' S it. Ill. . . . . -I I II. ill 1 IIS III. . . , . ( , * > 11. in Id II. III. . . . . -I II 11. in u I t II. III. 11. in s 12 in. . . . : i H ii. in -ii it ii. in -II He-low zero. PICK UP DEAD AND WOUNDED Sen roll nf ( lie ( .rouiKl "WliiTi1 llnltlo Occurred Hcxouln TorrlMiSlniiKti - tor of tlii * Kllliitnon. MANILA , Feb. 7 3:40 : p. m. The terrible logs of the rebels may be gathered from Iho fact that sixteen of them weie burled In one rice Held on Monday near l'.isis : , and that elRhty-soven were Interred between I'ncoand Santa Ana. A converted rl\er gunboat did terrible execution nmong the rebels , sweepIng - Ing both banks of the liver with Its satlltiK guns nnd heavier battery. Hundreds of Filipinos undoubtedly crawled Into the cano- braken and died there. The Americans are working nobly in their efforts to find the wounded nnd are bringing hundreds of suffering rebels to the hospitals for treatment. The nntlrcs are unable to understand the humane motives which prompt the victors to succor the wounded of the onchiy. Tbo correspondent of the Associated Picus Is Informed that members of the hot-pltnl corpj h.ive made the startling discovery that there are several vtomcn. In male dress and with hair cropped , among the dead. The chief of the Vgorcrr > B the Filipino natives who fought so gallantly In the face ot our artillery fire , with their bows and ar rows. Is in n hcapltal with n shattered thigh Ho admits that he ne\cr Raw modern artil lery and was ignorant of Its effects until be and his followers met the disastrous fire of Sunday morning. The chief Is bitterly In censed against the Tngalos for placing the Ygore'.es In face of the American batterks under pretcreo that they were sent to oc cupy a post of honor , and ho intimates that the Ygorote-j will avenge this treacheby when the survivors return north. It is regarded as a significant fact that many of the- Filipino officials ot this city disappeared from Manila as soon as hostili ties commenced. Some of them are sup posed tn be still hiding here. The further the Americana extend their lines , the more the need ot means of trans portation increases. The American com manders have aJrendy been compelled to seize vehicles and horses on all sides , to the Inconvenience necessarily of the civil ians. All conveyances at this writing have either been Impressed or have disappeared Jii some manner or other. vStrcet car traffic , "fidwever , h-is been resumed , and the cars ore. running regularly , though the streets are almost deserted. There are a few natlvo stores open , and white flags. In the nature of towels , pillow slips and aprons tied to bamboos , adorn the windows of the natlvo residences every where. Hut , In spite of these emblems ot peace , scores ot riliplnos , under tljo cover ot the darkn''syfireil from these saiiio wln- Mbv > 8 y at rcay . . " > ! JauL jJikht.oL thelAinfcJ'- ic-an patrols. At 9 o'clock last night there was a gen eral fusillade In the Qulapo and Blnon dis tricts. The inhabitants of the city generally believed that a battle was raging at their doors , as lights were extinguished inside tUe dwellings , and a majority of the people were In a state of terror. Under the circum stances It Is remarkable that no casualties were reported. Several shots -were fired across the river during the excitement. General Hughes has the Interior situation absolutely In hand. IOWA IN SAN FRANCISCO BAY Ilnttlrililp "Will I'rnlinlily He Sen * to .Mniiiiii Hli hiipnllcH mill IllNtrilOtiollH. SAN FRANfMPm. Feb. 7. The battleship Is entering the harbor. It Is under stood that Itwill be sent to Manila with supplies and instructions as soon as cir cumstances permit. WASHINGTON , Fob. 7. There Is no present prospect of the Iowa being dls- patclied to Manila. The present naval need In the Philippines Is not battleships , but light draft gunboats for use In rivers and near the shore. The Iowa needs a good deal of repairing nnd no program has been mapped out for It. KECKLEY MAY NOT BE DEAD I'rlviitc AilvlcoM Mule Unit He IN IHeroly AVomnlril Aci-mint * of Oilier Injured NHiriiitkniiN , YORK , Neb. , Feb. " . ( Special. ) Hon- Charles Keckley , father of Charles R. Keck ley , Jr. , who was reported killed In the battle of Manila , today received a message that bis son wain ii'.JcJ and not dead as affirmed. FREMONT , Nob. Fob. 7. ( Special. ) Pilvate Eggers , killed Sunday In the fight at Manila nnd reported to have lived In Fremont , Is not known here and there Is .no one of that name known to have enlisted Tn the First Nebraska from this county. John Eggcrs of this city enys that there Is n family of that name residing In the central part of the county and Prlvato Eggcrs may have eomo from there. There are but two Fremont men In the First Nebraska , Corporal Runnlo Hull of Company H. son of Water Commissioner A. C. Hull , and Prlvato Charles R. Kelley of Company A , eon of R. D. Kelley. Mr. Kelley received a letter from his son dated December 11 , do- f.crlblng the new camp , which he stated was surrounded by rice fields and swamps. He said that there were rumors alloat that the insurgents were likely to make trouble. ST. EDWARD , Neb. . Feb. 7. ( Special Telegram. ) Conrad V. Eagan , son of Con rad Engnn of this city , who was wounded in the battle at Manila , was well known in St. Edward. "Connie" Eagan , as ho wan known here , Joined Company K of Colum bus In June , going with the recruits. He wafi well liked and has a bent of frlerids who hope for his speedy recovery ROGERS KNOWN IN CHEYENNE Dcuil Mi'inlicr lit I'lrntVjiiiuliiK Ilnv u fiooil Itortiril In llrltlxli nnd . \nifrloiiii CHEYENNE , Wyo . Feb 7 ( Speclal.J- Scrgcant George Rogera of Company C , First Wyoming , who was killed at Manila , -Aas well Known here. Ho was born in England , where his parents now reside , and catno to this countrv about ten years ago , making hlu home on thu rand' of bis uncle , Fred G. Ik'ssu. near Buffalo. Rogers , before coming to America , servc-l several jcars in the Brit ish volunteer servlcu. Ho was a line drill- waster and his company was regarded a * the beet drilled in tbe battalion. Rogers was an Ideal soldier , six feet tall , welt prc portioned tioned and straight aa an arrcw. FIGURING OS LOSSES Latest Advices Concerning Casualties In the Battle at Manila. TOTAL FIGURES ARE NEAR TWO FfUfitmtG OP These Torty-Nino Officers nnd Men Ara Reported Killed , ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY-EIGHT WOUNDED _ _ _ _ _ ( Nebraska Soldiers Stand Their Full Share in the Fierce Fighting , POUR ARE DEAD AND FIFTEEN WOUNDED ticiicrnl Otln Scinl to UnuliliiKlon nn C ) III i-1 ill Deport , Giving n I.Ut ot TluxrVlio \\Vro Killed mill "Wdtiiulcil. The full official list of casiinlllra nV Ma- uIU , complete ns far aa known yesterday by General Otis , has been received. It shows that there worn forty-nine Americans killed , two mlssltiR and thought to bo ( lend and US wounded. It Is thought that thcro will bo no further udilltlniiR to the- list tn date , though It Is possible that slight errors nnd omlHSions have been made on account of the length of the firing line. Nebraska's share of the loss amounts to four dead ami fifteen wounded. Two ot those woumlcd had received Uiolr discharge * , but hud not left the regiment The list ot casualties which follows Is In addition to that published yesterday , the de tailed account of Ncbratd < a'B loss , however , being given. WASHINGTON , Fob , 7. General Otis' re port of casualties In the Manila fight up to date aggregates 197. Of these foity-nlno were officcra and men killed nnd US wounded. LINCOLN. Feb. 7. ( Special Telegram. ) Adjutant General Barry has received a com munication from the War dejwirlmont rela- j tlve to the return of the Nebraska soldiers from Manila. The secretary Indkatea In his letter that the Nebraska regiment v lll bo among the first returned , hut says It will be impossible to adhcro strictly to the nile that the first arrivals there will bo the first Urtcd home. The letter was written before ; the news of the recent outbreak hail bcea received. FURTHER LIST OF CASUALTIES tiencrnl Otln .Seiuln Latent Stntl-ttc- of ThOHc Knllcn at the Front. WASHINHGTON. Feb. 7. The following additional list ot casualties was received today : MANILA. Feb. 7. Adjutant general , Washington : Additional casualties : Klrnt : Yljra-kn , Killed : OH.\ni/FS BALLINOKJt. iConip < njr 1 , . PRIVATE LEWIS , BEdliiKCyuipany U B. EGGCR , Company I. Wounded : rirst Sergeant Orrcn P. Curtis. Com pany C. Corporal Henry Epp , Company C. Musician James Pierce , Company C. Corporal Harry L. Hull , Company A. Private John L Bronson , Company B. Private Harry Brown , Company P. Private William Maddox , Company I. Private Conrad Egan , Company K. Private Simon J. Slmonson , Company 1C. Private James P. McKInney , Comnnny L > Private Hugh Kenoyer , Company M. Private Howard L. Kerr , Company M. flail MKht Artillery. Killed : BATTERY SERGEANT HARRY A. VOUNG. CORPORAL JOHN G. YOUNG. PRIVATE WILHELM GOODMAN. Slightly wounded : Corporal George B. Wnrdlaw. Private Peter Anderson. rimt Killed : PRIVATE RALPH E. SHEARER. Seriously wounded : Privates Joseph E. Dougherty , Company A. James P. Grelk. Company A , John Cllne , Company A. Richard H. McCIaln , Company * " Oscar Seward , Company A. W. C. Hepburn , Company D. N'lcholas Pully , Company D , Walter 1' . Fox , Company D. George M. Duncan , Company O. William J Kals , Company G. Erre.t II. FlHber , Company I , John Prultt , Company L. Jesse H. Morgan , Company M. Civilian , Company M. J. B. Weth rby Cook , Company JI. Wounded slightly : Captain Albert H. Otis , First Lieutenant Edward K. Erwln. Second Lieutenant Joe Smith , Quartermaster Sergeant Rufug D. Clarke. Quartermaster Sergeant Oliver Clancy. Corporal Kendall. Corporal Fellows. Private Charles F. Delago. Private John F , Mltcholl. Private Fred W. Scbander. Private James A. Tlnjewcll. Corporal Miles M. McDoiigall , Company I. Private William E. Everett , Company A. Private William R. Fait. Company A. Private Otto H Hoppe , Company A. Private Albert W. Owen. Company A. Private Frank Illvers , Company A Private Lawrln L. l awson , Company B. Private Albert K. Pray , Company B. Private Augustus Keloder , Company C. Private Hert 13. Osborn , Company E. I'rivnto Mlracuskcr , Company I. Private Rolln Proudfoot. Company I. Private Joseph P. Bcrnler , Company M , Prlvatn Wesley Walton , Company M. Private George McNeil , Company O. Private William G. Hayes. Company G , 1'lrM Itlulio. Wounded- Musician Frederick W. Beck , Company 0. Private Fred P. Streetcr. Company C. Private Howard Holler , Company C. Private Thomas P. Burke , Company C , Private John Swltzens , Company H. Private Will C. Payne , Company G. Private Frank A. McCall , Company B , Private Jamea Hanson , Company H. F. Lewis , Company H. Private Beach G. Harrey , Company B. Private Rutherford , Company It. Private Fred Shell , Company II. Private William Keller , Company B. Private James Payne , Company C. Quartermaster Sergeant Ernest Scott Company B. Private Piley Walton , Company C. Private Robert Joneu , Company D , Private Enoch Koth , Company F. Private Sidney Bailey , Company 0. Tit ml 1 1 * | h ICIIIIBHK. Wounded Private George M , liattcraly , Company M.