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PLATTSMOUTH, NEB.. DECEMBER 15 1899.
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VOL. IX, NO. 11.
M IMPORTANT NEWS
I straight through tho center of the is
land northward, cutting loose from his
communicatioDB ami hound to rtttcD
Aparri or bo captured or killed In the
Muhini, rouiHlcr otriliplno iov- attempt. Captain MtCalla'u advices
TiiiiiMit. a Prisoner, indicate that be has succeeded, beingr
now within touch of the navy on the
lt..lyKI,ar.l Irrtli4lly lii-iru;rl hiiU Its Hates' runort from thn anuthnrn
ComiuHi.iirr Kiiir.i - ic-iea Mm.y archipelago haa allayed the apprehen-
S.huUIi I'rl.onrrAKuiiwi.io in UU- htion excited for the aecuritv of things
- o -
KUIHB nixl IIIIIiik CHlalii McCalla'S
Hold Nirokn 1 11 (,'mI tiring Cucajrun.
Wahhinoton, Iec 13. General
Otin hud Homo HUrring nowg to report I
today from Manila, hia advice; going
to ntiow that tho insurgents are, at the
end of thoir resourced from u military
point of view and are molting away be
fore tho rapid udvanco of tho Ameri
can troops at all points. His cable
grams were as follows:
there growing out of the agitation by
the misleading publications of impor
tant insurgent victories. Altogether,
the advices contained in today's dis
patches have given great satisfaction
to the officials of the war department.
ItltOOKi: VICKY INDIGNANT.
CAPTDRE A STRONGHOLD
Takes Place Where Spain Paid
lor Its Last Peace.
QUEEN GREATLY WOIUUED
People of Aparri Valley llumiuet the Col
ored Soldiers of the Tweuty-Foart h
Infantry Would Haul Down the Flag
Lieutenant llutson May Lose IIU
Denies Having Protested Against the Or
der Relieving Illm.
Havana, Dec. 14. Governor Gen-
Manila, Deo. 13. Fifty men of the eral Brooke is indignant at the reports
cabled from Washington which repre
sent him as having protested against
the order of the president relieving
him of tho military governorship of
Cuba. He says:
"I am a t-oldier and obey orders. I
would direct the arrest of an officer
who protested against my order and
would always render to a superior
authority the respect which I would
exact from a subordinate."
His friends, however, express the
ooinion that he has not been treated
with due consideration. They think
that some intimation should have
been given of the contemplated change,
whereas, as a matter of fact, the first
knowledge he had that he was to be
relieved by General Wood was derived
The Patria 3ays:
"The administration of General
Wood at Santiago has been thought
well of by Cubans of all grades. It
must also be admitted that he gov
erned the most sensative and indepen-
navy and lifty men of the army, trans
ported by tho navy, took Laoag on the
10th inst. Genonil Young, with staff,
followed next day. He reports IIow6e
with lon nsyl vania battalion of the
Thirty -fourth, followed by a portion
of tho Thirty-third infantry, pnssod
norih to l'iiiding, east of Ij-ioig.
Marsh's battalion of the Thirty-fourth
was at Cay an, province of Lepanto, on
7th intt. Tiit! Third cavalry was along
tho coat-t and in tho mountains pursu
ing the ononiy. Young states his ex
treme northern force passed over
mountains, driving tho insurgents un
der General Tino, who was badly
wounded, killing iifty and wounding
many. He made large captures of
riilos and property with all insurgent
transportation and released all the
Spanish prisoners in that section, to
the number of about 2,000. Our cas
ualties wore two wounded. Our troops
are still pursuing the remnant of
"March's battalion of the Thirty-
third reports from Cayan, Lepanto dent section of the island without once
province, on the 7ih inst. that he has
destroyed Aguinaldo's bodyguard,
killed General Gregorio I'ilar,recei7ed
tho surrender of General Concepsion
and killed and wounded fifty-two in
surgents, released 67-5 Spanish pris
oners, including 150 friars, and cap
tured considerable property. His loss
was two killed and nine wounded.
AgulnalUo in Disguise.
"My information is that Aguinaldo
has disguised his individuality, aban
doned his troops and is hiding in the
General Otis' second dispatch fol
lows: "Manila, Dec. 13. Admiral Wat
son informs mo that the province of
Cagayan surrendered unconditionally
to captain McCalla of the Newark on
the 11th inst.; all arms being surren
dered. Major Batcheior is ninety
miles south of Aparri; command in
"Navy will take supplies to Batch
eior in launch at once; this surrender
doubtless includes the province of Is
abella. "General Bates, at Zamboango, re
ports affairs there satisfactory. Nearly
all rifles surrendered; MacArthur, at
Bayambong, reports that he holds as
- prisoner of war Mabini, the ablest of I an administrator
insurgents and founder of the late gov
ernment." The secretary of war regards the in
formation conveyed in General Otis'
dispatches today as the most impor
tant that has come to hand for months
past. The character of Mabini, re
ported by MacArthur from Bayam
bong, is very gratifying. It is believed
that the Filipino leader was trying to
in ike his way across the country from
Banguet, where he had been obliged
to part company with Aguinaldo a
fortnight ago, to the east coast of
Luzon. The members of the Philip
pine commission now in Washington
declare without reserve that Mabini
was the head and front of the insur
rection. Aguinaldo was only a figure
head. Mabini was the brains and di
recting power behind him. He is a
paralytic, an old man, but of extraordi
nary ability and his counsels are con
clusive with the Filipinos. He was
concerned in the first uprising against
the Spaniards. For a short time he
wavered after Aguinaldo's breach
with the Americans, but finally cast
his fortunes with the insurrection, and
was president or the council. tie was
also the financial strength of the
movement, as without his backing Ag
uinaldo would hare had no credit.
McCalla's Bold Stroke.
offending the dignity of the inhab
itants. He understood the exigencies
of the situation and recognized the
rights of the people."
The Lucha says:
"Judging from past experience of
General Wood he will make an excel
lent governor general. Cuba has
cause for self-congratulation In San
tiago his policy was one of harmony.
He was the first to promulgate habeas
corpus. Ia a country where the em
bers of international hate are still
smouldering a man of his clear intelli
gence may be expected to solve pru
dently many complicated political
The Nuevo Pals says:
"Those who know General Wood
best assert that he is a brave soldier
and a thorough statesman as well."
The members of General Brooke's
advisory cabinet today tendered their
resignation, but were asked to remain
in office until the arrival of General
Santiago de Cuba, Dec. 14. The
news of the appointment of Major Gen
eral Wood as governor of of Cuba was
received here with enthusiasm. Uvea
the most bitter Cuban nationalists
agree in praising him as a soldier and
Manila, Dec. 14.-11:30 a. m. A de
tachment of Colonel Hayes' cavalry
unaer Lieutenant Arnold has captured
Biacnabato. the mountain stronghold
where the last insurrection was ended
with a peace treaty. A large quantity
of munitions of war was secured.
Major Batchelor's battalion of tho
Twenty-fourth infantry is making slow
progress in the Aparri valley. The
villagers are giving the colored troops
banquets and balls everywhere.
Washington, Dec. 14. General
"Manila, Doc. 14. General Lawton
reports Balucan province free of insur
gents. Yesterday two troops of the
Fourth cavalry captured the strong
mountain position of Biacnabato, with
food supplies, clothing, cartridge fac
tory and barracks. MacArthur's troops
occupied Iband, a town on tho south
western coast of Luzon. There was
slight opposition and but few light
casualties. December 8 Bates reported
from Zamboanga that be had gar
risoned Basilan and is sending troops
to Cottobato and Davao, that the con
dition of affairs is satisfactory.
"Eighteen hundred Spanish pris
oners have been received in Manila,
over 2,000 more are en route and 1,300
were shipped to Spain. These pris
oners are in much better physical con
dition than the Spanish troops which
surrendered when Manila capitu
Would Haul Down the Flag.
Washington, Dec. 14. Two joint
resolutions were introduced in the
house today by Representative Wil
liams of Mississippi which are the re
suit of consultation among a number
of democratic leaders in the house and
are understood to be expressive of
their general position on the Philip
pines. The first resolution declares
the intention and purpose to recognize
the independence of the Filipinos and
withdraw our land and sea forces pro
vided the independent government
agrees to refund the $20,000,000 paid
by the United States to Spain, to give
us a suitable naval and coaling station
and grant in perpetuity free access to
Another section pledges our friendly
assistance and also pledges against
foreign interference or aggression for
ten years, during which time the for
eign affairs of the islands are to be
under American control.
The other resolution asks for infor
mation relative to the conclusion of a
treaty with the sultan of Sulu and pro
vides for an inquiry by the judiciary
committee as to whether the constitu
tional provisions against slavery and
the statutory provisions against poly
gamy apply to the Sulu people.
Almost Orrrcomg Ity Reports of Disaster
and Losses In Africa.
New York, Dec. 14. A dispatch to
the Herald from London says: It is
stated by a person in a position to
know that tho queen's mental anxiety
gives the gravest alarm to tho royal
household. The queen insists on re
ceiving the minutest information from
the war office as to tho state of affairs,
yet she is completely ovorcome when
tho particulars of each engagement
No matter where one went last night
to the theater, the club or to tho
hotel there was but ore topic of dis
cussion Methuen's defeat and his
probable losses. Later in the evening,
when it became known that General
Wauchope and the marquis of Win
chester were among the killed, the
I ALLEN FOR SENATOR
Is Named By Governor Poynter
to Fill Vacancy.
The New Senator (ilven Ills Commission
and Will Leave For Washington Today
Has Not Jteslgned Ills Position as
District Judge Bryan Gives Ills Opin
ion of the Appointment.
Lincoln, Dec. 13 Ex-Senator W.
V. Allen has been appointed senator
from Nebraska to fill the vacancy
caused by the death of Senator Hay
ward. Senator Allen arrived this morning
in response to a telegram from Gover
nor Poynter requesting his presence
tension was increased as the thought I in the city. He went direct to the
Four Separate Events Planned for Cele
bration at National Capital.
Washington, Dec. 13. Elaborate
preparations have been made for the
celebration tomorrow of the death of
George Washington. Many visitors
have arrived in the city to participate
in the ceremonies. Four separate and
distinct events have been planned for
this locality. The Masons and the
Red Men will conduct solemn exer
cises separately at Mount Vernon.
The main Masonic services at Mount
Vernou will be held at noon at the
mansion, where President McKinley
is expected to deliver an address. Two
wreaths are to be placed on the tomb.
one of oak coming from the earl of
Londesborough. past grand senior
warden of the Masons in England, and
the other of evergreen from the vicin
ity of the home of John Washington,
The Red Men's exercises will take
place in the afternoon. At night the
latter organization will have a large
meeting at Convention hall, where a
number-of addresses are to be made
and an oration will be delivered by
The local patriotic societies will
Lieatenant Hat son May Lose Ills Foot.
Washington, Dec. 14. General
Otis has cabled the war department
that Lieutenant Batson, who organized
and commanded the Maccabeba scouts,
has been seriously wounded in the foot.
Amputation ia probable.
General Otis' dispatch follows:
"Manila, Dec. 14. Lieutenant Bat-
son, fourth cavalry, organized four
large companies Maccabebe scouts:
had advance of Lawton's troops and
attended young's cavalry northwestern
Luzon, Batson leading with conspic
uous gallantry in several hard fought
engagements. On November 19. ser
iously wounded in foot; amputation
probably necessary. Can he not re
ceive majority in some staff corps as
reward for effcient service?"
p.nmhine in a rAlicrimvi anrvip.e in tho
. . . . . i . . i i
J"! . P0"01"5 tue ' Church of the Epiphany at 4 o'clock
in the afternoon, where the oration
will be delivered by David Hill, assis
tant secretary of state.
An appropriate celebratton will be
held in Lafayette Square Opera house
at night, under the auspices of the
George Washington Memorial association.
Tonight the grand lodge of Masons
of Virginia held a celebration and
banquet at Alexandria, Va., which
was largely attended.
Catarrh Cannot Be Cured
With LOCAL APPLICATIONS, as they cannot
reach the sest of disease. Catarrh is a blood or
constitutional disease, and in order to cure it
you must take internal remedies. Hall's Catarrh
Cure is taken internally, and acts directly on the
blood and mucous surfaces. Hall s Catarrh Cure
is uot a quack medicine. It was prescribed by
one of the best physicians in this country for
years, and is a regular prescription. It is com
posed of the best tonics known, combined with
the best blood purifiers, actine directly on the
raucous surfaces. The perfect combination of
the two ingredients is what produces such won
derful results In curing catarrh. Send for testi
monials, free .
F.J. Cheney & Co.. Props., Toledo, O.
Sold by Druggists, price oc.
Hall's Family Pills are the best.
flashed through all minds that the list
of killed and wounded will carry grief
to many stately as well as to many
lowly homes. It is not an exaggera
tion to say that almost every hand
some mansion in the fashionable West
bind contains anxious and sleepless
men and women this morning.
An undertone of condemnation of
the inactivity of the war office before
hostilities bogan, which resulted in
the British forces being inferior in
numbers to the Boers, has found its
way to the surface. This feeling was
expressed in strong terms at the war
office, where crowds of anxious men
and women congregated before the
doors or walked through -he lobby.
reading the bulletins all through the
day and evening. When it was an
nounced after midnight that no more
news would be given out until morn
ing they slowly dispersed. Many wo
men were unab.e to control their
The queen has sent a message of
deep sympathy to the widow of Gen
state house, arriving there about 11:30.
He was seen walking down the cor
ridor of the state house by a clerk in
the auditor's office and the news of his
arrival was soon carried to the other
offices in the building. Ho was taken
at once into the private office of Gov
ernor Poynter and notified that he
would be appointed to fill the vacancy.
Tbe appaintment was announced at 12
Senator Allen said this afternoon
that he did not care to talk of the
course he would pursue In the senate.
"Of course I shall continue my affilia
tion with the party as heretofore. I
goto Washington under different cir
cumstances than existed before things
were in a chaotic state then. I shall
be on hand before tbe currency bill is
passed. I hope to arrange matters at
my home so that I can leave for Wash
ington Friday, but may possibly have
to delay leaving a day or so later."
Senator Allen left for Columbus this
Seizure of Oleomargarine.
Detroit, Dec. 14. Collector of In
ternal Revenue Charles Wright has evening at 6 o'clock and will go from
seized 600 casks of oleomargarine, val
ued at about $10,000, which were en
route from Chicago to Liverpool. The
reason for the seizure is said to be that
the manufacturer had avoided the
special oleomargarine tax and in so do
ing violated the revenue laws. The
name of the manufacfcunej-twho i8
claimed to be a prominent Chicago
producer, is withheld by the officers.
Collector Wright has received a let
ter from the officials in Washington,
complimentingjhim on the seizure.
Hanquet to Judge tmti Successor.
Nekraska City, Dec. 14. Last
evening the petit jury gave a banquet
to Judge Ramsey the retiring district acted wisely
judge, and Attorney Paul Jessen, who ocrats in the state who would have
will be his successor at the opening of filled the office acceptably, but the
therfe to bis home in Madison. He has
not resigned his position as district
Bryan Gives His Opinion.
Austin, Tex., Dec. 13. When asked
by an Associated Press correspondent
as to what he thought of Allen's ap
pointment as senator from Nebraska,
Mr. Bryan replied:
"I think the appointment of Mr.
Allen ought to give universal satis
faction. He made a good record in the
senate and last year had the unan
imous support of the fusion members
of the legislature. I think that in
making this appointment the governor
There are several dem-
the new year. The banquet was held
at tne A lantic nouse, and over one
hundred guests were present. Mr.
jessen was tonstmaster, ana among
those who responded were Judge Ram
sey, Jonn j. Watson, t . l'. Ireland,
fact that Allen was last year the
choice of all three parties makes him
the logical man for the place. I have
no doubt that a democrat will be
chosen next year to succeed Senator
Thurston and that will give our state
John V. Morgan, W. W. Wilson, Hon. a populist and a democrat in the sen-
D. H. Harris and many others.
What Do the Children Drink?
Don't give them tea or coffee. Have
you tried the new food drink called
Grain-O? It is delicious and nourish
ing and takes the place of coffee. The
more Grain O you give the children
the more health you distribute through
their systems. Grain-O is made of
pure grains, and when properly pre
pared tastes like the choice grades of
coffee but costs about one-fourth as
much. All grocers sell it. 15c and 25c.
New Zealand Railway.
The earnings of the New Zealand
government railways, which curlng
the year 1888 amounted to 2 3-10 per
cent on tcs sum equivalent to the total
cost of the lines, amounted in 1897 to
3 1-7 per cent.
One Line Certain.
lour son has opened up a general
merchandise store?" "Yes; he has gone
into business in a modest way." "May
I ask what lines he Is handling be
sides bicycles?" Chicago Despatch.
The Oldest Steam-Engine.
The oldest steam engine in the world
has recently gone off duty after work
ing more than 120 years. It was built
in 1777. It is a beam engine, the beam
being of wood; the cylinder 32 inche3
in diameter, with an 8-ft. stroke. This
veteran engine has been in the service
of the Birmingham Canal Navigation
Mabini in the development of the cam
p lign was the boll stroke of Captain
McCalla of the Newark in capturing
the whole province of Cagayan. With
MacArthur holding the province of
Isabella, adjoining Young's holdings
on the opposite or western shore of
the upper peninsula, the American
forces are now in technical occupation
of the whole northern end of Luzon
from a point just north of the Gulf of
McCilla'a position at the Port of
Aparri. the only good port on the
northern end of the island, commands
the greater part of the whole length
of the Rio Grande, affording an en
trance of boats to a whole third of the
interior of island. It is up this river
that Captain McCalla is sending steam
launches, carrying eupplies to Major
Batcheior. The latter officer, with a
few negro soldiers of the Twenty
fourth infantry, has just completed
one of the most daring marches of the
campaign. Detaching his little force
from MacArthur a week ago, he drove
There Is a Class of People
Who are injured by the use of coffee.
Recently there has been placed in all
the grocery stores a new preparation
called Grain-O, made of pure grains,
that takes the place of coffee. The
most delicate etomacn. receives it with
out distress, and but few can tell it
from coffee. It does not cost over one-
fourth as much.
Lake Superior and the Rainfall.
Lake Superior appears to exercise a
greater effect upon the annual amount
of precipitation of rain and snow neai
its shores than any other of the great
lakes. The average precipitation in a
year is about eisht inches greater on
the southern than on the northern sidt
of Lake Superior. Lakes Erie and On
tario also show more precipitation on
their southern than on their northern
shores, but the difference is only thret
inches annually. In the case of Lakes
Huron and Michigan, it is the eastern
shores as compared with the western
which get the largest precipitation, but
the difference is not great.
The Appetite of a 6oat
Is envied by all poor dyspeptics
whose stomach and liver are out of
order. All such should know that Dr.
King's New Life Pills, the wonderful
stomach and liver remedy, gives a
Children may drink Bniendid aDDetite. sound digestion and
14 t a it -3 nc I 1
ii. i-uugroiimouejii. auu per regular bodily habit that insures
package. Try it. Ask for Grain-O. health and
A. W. Atwood sells the best paint Only 25c, at F. G. Fricke & Co's drug
on earth. I store. 4
Blindness from Sugar.
Several members of the crew of a
sugar-laden ship were afflicted with
blindness in the moonlight and star
light when in the tropics, though they
could see quite clearly as soon as the
sun rose. They attributed it to the
lumes from the sugar-
Make yourself a Christmas present
of a couple of tickets for Professor
E. H. Barbour's lecture next Tuesday
evening, December 19.
France's Electric Railroads.
Germany heads the list of European
countries in the mileage of its elec
trical street railways. France ranks
second and is making rapid strides to
ward first honors. In 1897 it added 117
kilometres (about eighty-tnree miles)
to its equipment; the addition In
twelve months almost equals the entire
extent of electrical railroads in Eng
land. The French electrical lines are
operated by 193 companies. Of these
172 used overhead trolley wires, eight
have adopted underground conductors
and thirteen prefer accumulators.
Are Now In Season,
The day of the Oyster Stew
Is once more at hand and
Plattemouth people know
where to get the best on
the market, and that is at...
He also carries a complete
stock of Fresh
Fruits and Candies.
Owiritf to the hack ward season, bcintf overstocked
and having heavy bills to meet, we will offer you for
SPOT CASH a Discount of from 20 to 25 per cent on
All Winter Clothing;,
Underwear, Suits, Gloves, Caps, etc. To jrive you an
idea of how cheap we are selling, we quote prices on a
ft Nice Suit,
Reduced to $6
A Fine Black
Reduced to .I7.50
Reduced to 35c
A nice Wilson Bros.' Percale Shirt, which fermerly
sold for $1.25 and $1.50, jroes at $1 and $1.25. (1 loves
and Caps at your own price. Come in and see what we
can do for you. No Trouble to Show Goods.
JOB & IRAJSTK,
cue oarry a oompicrc
Goring & Co.,
A BOON TO MANKIND!
Send the News to your friends.
AND UN DERTAKING
A New Discovery for the Certain Cure of INTERNAL and
EXTERNAL PILES, WITHOUT PAIN.
CURES WHERE ALL OTHERS HAVE FAILED.
Tubes, by Mail, 75 cents; Bottles, 50 cents.
JAMES F. BALLARD, Sole Proprietor, - - 3!0 North Mala Street, ST. LOUIS, MO.
F. G. Fricke & Co.
THE COAL OFFICE AND m
..SHEDS OF.. H
A. H. WECKBACH & CO. I
Have been removed to SECOND and raj
MAIN STREETS. Orders for raj
Glove and Mitten Sale
Ilerolds, 600 pairs of manufac-
Our stock la oomplete In all lliiiss and we
turere' samples of lBdiea,' misses and lnrlte our friends to look It over We will
children's cloves and mittens just re- I endeaTor to please yon. Call and see us.
ceived at a very liberal discount, en-
oVilinrr na In anil at retail fnr 1as than
other dealers can buy at wholesale. dinCIUill U dlKClunl,
A. W. Atwood sells pure drugs and
the best patent medicines.
(Bnooessors to Heary Roeek.)'
Will receive PROMPT Attention.
Here are some of the grades they handle:
JHCKSON HILL, ILL.
TRENTON. ILL. -f ZENDOTH LUMP,
f IfllHLNUT BLOCK LUMP, -f
7CND HLL GRHDES OF HHRD COKL.
A. H. WECKBACH & CO., JBL' 54
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