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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1901.
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VOL.-21. NO. 47,
WANTS TO BE HEARD
Aguinalclo, the Filipino, Ask3 Permission
to Addrea3 Congress.
MARINES SCALE A LCfTY CLIFF
Admlnl Borers Offers Congratulations
to Waller's Command I'pon the Cap
ture of Rebel Stronghold Another
Victory for Federal Arms.
MANILLA. Nov. 21. Aguinaldo has
written General Chaffee asking the
latter's permission to go before con
gress and express the desires of the
Philippine people. Aguiaaldo further
requests to be accompanied by eight
friends, whom he designates, four of
whom are prisoners at Guam, while
the others are prominent in Manila.
Sixto Lopez, who has been in the
United States and Europe in the in
terest cf the insurgents and who is
now at Hong Kong, has written to
Governor Taft. asking to be exempted
from' taking the oath of allegiance
to the United States on his arrival
at Manila, alleging that this action
might injure his labors in behalf of
A fund is being raised by the fed
eral party In Manila for the purpose
of attempting to prevent the execution
of the Filipino general, Isidoro Tor
res, who surrendered to the Ameri
can authorities in the early part of
this year and who was later tried on
charges of having violated the rules
of warfare and sentenced to death.
Several congressmen will be asked to
exert their influence in favor of Gen
Major L. T. W. Waller of the ma
rines has rendered to Rear Admiral
Rogers a full and detailed account of
the attack on November 7 by the men
of his command on the rebel strong
hold at Sojotolong. Three insurgent
camps were destroyed, forty bamboo
cannon were captured and much rice
and. other stores destroyed.
The rebels stronghold was almost
Impregnable. The trails leading to it
were lined with poisoned spears stick
ing from the ground and were filled
With hidden pitfalls. Major Waller's
command attacked the enemy unex
pectedly. To do this they had to scale a cliff
200 feet high. This they climbed,
barefooted, over bamboo ladders. At
the top they found boulders piled
ready to precipitate upon an attack
Major Waller says he was personally
not present at the action. He praises
Captain David D. Porter and Captain
Hiram I. Pearse for their splendid
work and says too much praise can
not be given the marines themselves,
whose behavior he characterizes as
brilliant In every respect.
WILL TRY KRALSE IN LONDON
Ex-Governor of Johannesburg 'Will Sot
LONDON, Nov. 21. When Dr.
Krause, the former governor of Johan
nesburg, who was arrested on Septem
ber 2 on the charge of high treason
and inciting to murder, was brought
up on remand at Bow street for the
thirteenth, time, the treasury reporter
withdrew the application for the pris
oner's extradition to South Africa
and asked to have Dr. Krause com
mitted to the Old Bailey on charges
of high treason and incitement to mur
der. The treasury officials consider
there is ample Justification to try Dr.
Krause here on the charge of inciting
Mr. Cornelius Broecksma (the former
public prosecutor of Johannesburg,
who was executed September 30) to
murder Douglas Foster, an English
lawyer attached to Lord Roberts' staff,
who was very active against the Boers.
Witnesses were called to support the
Dr. Krause was remended for a fort
nieht in 4.000 bail.
Will Go to Philippines.
OMAHA, Nov. 21. Capt. Thomas
Swobe. who was recently reappointed
to the United States army, with the
rank of captain and quartermaster, ex
pects soon to leave on a government
transport, of which he will have
charge, for the Philippines, by way of
the Suez canal.
Ilrokeubraacb. Falls Dead.
CHEYENNE, Nov., Nov. 21. John
B. Brockenbrough of Baltimore, spe
cial agent for the general bind office,
who has been investigating the ille
gal fencing of government lands and
timber depredations in this state the
last year, fell dead in his room in
?H President for Irrigation.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21. President
.Roosevelt in his message to congress
will not only recommend the re-en act
jnent of the Chinese exclusion act, but
will go further and recommend that
Jt'be strengthened to increase its ef
ficiency. The president gave this in
formation to Representative Needham
cf California. The. president told other
western callers that he would call the
-attention of "congress in his mesiage
to the matter.
ALBAN STARTS TO BATTLE
Colombian General Means to Attack In
urgent, for Finish Fight.
COLON, Colombia, Nov. 18. Via
Galveston, Tex.) General Alban, with
a force of 1,100 men, well armed and
supplied with ammunition and having
cannon and modern quick-firing guns
with them, started to attack the in
surgent forces, which are strongly en
trenched at Cherrera. . Half of Gen
eral AJban's force left Panama in
large launches, towed by the Colom
bian gunboat Boyaca. The remainder
mached overland. These forces are
to combine and make a front and rear
attack on the insurgents. Chorrera is
only one good day's march from Pan
ama. General Castro accompanied
General Lugo is in command of the
insurgent force, though Domingo Dias
is the nominal leader. The liberals
claim that they possess a stronger
force than the government's, but it
is generally admitted that they are in
differently armed and poorly supplied
with ammunition. News of a de
cisive government victory is confi
dently expected this week.
General Albans marching orders
were kept secret until the moment the
troops were ordered to move. A ma
jority of the troops, which arrived
here Sunday last on board the gun
goat General Pinzon, will remain at
Panama in order to garrison that city.
UNCLE SAM HAS COIN TO SPARE
Secretary Ga;e Sees no Disquieting Fea
tures in Export of (Sold.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 Treasury
of3cials feel no apprehension what
ever on account of the exportations of
gold. Secr?tary Gage said that he
would not make at this time any
statement In regard to the matter, but
it is known that he regards the ship
ments as a very natural movement
in view of the quite general demand
for money in Europe and that he be
lieves there is nothing in the situation
to cause the least apprehension.
On the contrary, treasury officials
say that the business affairs cf Europe
within the last few years have become
so intimately connected with our own
that a monetary stringency or dis
turbance of any character there should
be deplored and if possible relieved
for the common good. At this time
there is an unusual demand for money
in several European financial . centers
and it was to be expected, it is said,
that United States investors would
take advantage of the interest rates
and ship their funds to the best mar
ket. Fie Escaped to Nebraska.
WOODRUFF, Kan., Nov. 20. A se
rious stabbing affray took place here
at 5 o'clock this evening, in which
John Wing was stabbed three times
by Riley Fimple, once in the region
of the heart and twice in the left arm.
with which he was warding off the
knife thursts at the body. Doctors
are dressing the wounds and pro
nounce them not fatal unless blood
poison should result. Fimple immedi
ately left the vicinity, but a message
just announces his arrest at Alma,
Textile Workers Comblaiae.
WASHINGTON, D. C. Nov. 20.
Preliminary steps were taken here to
day in the organization of the United
Textile Workers of America, an or
ganization which is to amalgamate all
the different association- - of textile
workers in the country. President
Samuel Gomepers of the American
Federation of Labor delivered a speech
and a committee of fifteen was ap
pointed to prepare plans for a perma
Enxland Fresses Claims.
NEW YORK, Nov. 20. The Con
stantinople correspondent of the Lon
don Times and New York Times says
the British ambassador to the porte,
the Rt. Hon. Sir Nicholas R. O'Con
nor, 13 energetically pressing the out
standing British claims. The ambas-
I sailor's attitude impresses the yildiz
kiosk and the porte, adds the corre
spondent. Morgan Wants a Shipyard.
LONDON, Nov. 20. The Morning
Express publishes a rumor that J.
Pierpont Morgan is negotiating for
the purchase of one of the largest
British shipyards where he can build
8s re Illowers Secure Six Thousand.
MONDOVI, Wis., Nov. 20. Robbers
blew open the safe in the vault of
the First National bank here last
night and secured between $3,000 and
President Amends Civil Service. '
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20. President
Roosevelt has issued an order amend
ing the civil service regulations, by
which there will be returned to the
civil service a number of civilian
places in the war department except
ed by executive order on May 29,
1S99. The order is at the request of
Secretary Root and it affects about
1,600 people in the quartermaster's,
medical, engineer and engineer-at-iarge
Internal Eevanue for Lost Fiscal Tear
TWO FORMER RECORDS BROKEN
In Three Months of Present Feriod, How
ever, Relaxed Custom Duties Cause
Marked Increase In Income Other
k Washington News.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 20. The an
nual report of the commissioner of in
ternal revenue shows that the total re
ceipts for the year ended June 30,
1901, were J308.870.CC9, or $11,555,561
in excess of the estimates, about the
same amount in excess of the receipts
for the year ended June 0, 1900, and
$33,000,000 in excess of the receipts
for 1899. The receipts from the sev
eral sources of revenue are given as
Spirits, $116,027,979; increase, $6,
159,162. Tobacco, $62,481,907; increase,
$3,126,822. Fermented liquors, $75.
G59.907; increase, $2,119,153. Oleomar
rarlne, $2,516,101; decrease $25,683.
Filled cheese, $14,620; decrease, $2,411.
Mixed flour, $6,606; decrease o33. Spe
cial taxes, not elsewnere enumerated,
$4,175,635; decrease, $319,905. Lega
cies, etc., $3,21189S; increase, $2,327,
407. Documentary and proprietary
stamps, $39,241,036; decrease, $1,723,
32S. Banks and bankers, $x,91S; in
The withdrawals for consumption
during the year were as follows:
Spirits distihed from fruits, 1,509,271
gallons; increase, 122,1.10. Spirits dis
tilled from grain, 99,267,732 gallons;
increase, 5,766,892. Fermented liquors,
40,507,788 barrels; increase, 14,186,229.
Cigars, weighing more than three
pounds per 1,000, 5.770,934,360; in
crease, 4o9.GG0.808; weighing not more
than three pounds per 1,000, 684,504,
050; increase, 37,607,230. Cigarettes,
weighing not more than three pounds
per 1,000, 22,263,626; decrease, 368,
286,767; weighing more than three
pounds per 1,000, 5,447,192; increase,
998,800. Snuff. 16,681,844 pounds; in
crease, 1,774,426. Tobacco, chewing
and smoking, 294,101,715 pounds; in
crease, 13,14,660. Oleomargarine, 101,
646,333 pounds; decrease, 2,617,318.
Filled cheese, 1,575,407 pounds; . de
The receipts from all internal reve
nue sources for the first tnree months
of the current fiscal year ended Sep
tember 30, 1901, were' $73,113,536, a
decrease as compared with the cor
responding period last year of $5,355,
386. Upon this basis the commission
estimates that the receipts for the
current fiscal year will approximate
$280,000,000. The percentage of cost of
collection is 1.55 per cent. The ex
penses for the previous fiscal year
were $4,653,687, or 1.58 per cent of
the collections for that year. The per
centage of cost indicated above is the
smallest in the history of the bu
reau. The estimated expenses for tha- next
fiscal year are $4,939,460.
IGLES.'AS TO STAY BEHIND BARS
Court Deassds Hall Bond la Mqmt and
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20. President
Samuel Gompera of the American
Federation of Labor received word
from San -Juan that in accordance
with Mr. Gompers' request a $500 bond
for the release of Santiago Iglesias
had been offered, but rejected, and
that the court had ordered that de
posit of $500 in money be made.
Mr. Gompers hesitates in regard to
the authorizing of this deposit, not
from fear, he states, of Mr. Iglesias'
failure to appear at the trial, but be
cause of the refusal of the court to
accept geed and sufficient bail which
he regards as something unusual. He
will consult his colleagues of the ex
ecutive council of the Federation be
fore taking further action.
Mr. Gompers received a letter today
from Governor Hunt of Porto Rico,
conveying the, assurance that every
legal protection will ,be afforded Mr.
Venezuela Sends Arms to Bebei.
NEW YORK, Nov. 20. A Caracas,
Venezuela correspondent cables to the
Tribune: A large shipment of Maus
ers and cartridges have Just left La
Guayra on a Venezuelan gunboat for
the Colombian insurgents. President
Castro's position depends on the suc
cess of the latter. All Venezuela, even
his ministers, oppose his policy. The
revolutionists under General Juan
Pietrl are gaining in the state of Car
abobo and promise to make trouble.
Tolces Jingo Sentiment.
LONDON, Nov. 20. The Globe dis
cusses the Hay-Pauncefote treaty in
its usual ultra-jingo tone. It says:
"Unless Lord Pauncefote and Secre
tary Hay have strictly observed the
principle of quid pro quo the treaty
is far more likely to impair than to
strengthen friendliness. If British
rights on the isthmus have been aban
doned without tangible equivalent it
will not be long before Great Britain
la Invited to surrender West Indies.
CALL TO TALK RECIPROCITY
Implement Men and Senator Cullom
Visit the PresidonU
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19. The presi
dent's time today was occupied largely
in the discussion of reciprocity. Sen
ator Cullom of Illinois and Repre
sentative Dalzell of Pennsylvania had
something to say to him upon the
subject and a delegation ofimplement
manufacturers, consisting of James
Deering of Chicago, A. B. Farquhai
cf York, Pa., and W. C. Barker ol
New York, who are here to attend
the reciprocity convention which
meets tomorrow, presented a memo
rial strongly urging that something
be done. The delegation told the pres
ident that, in its opinion, the time
for action had come. Reciprocity had
been talked and preached about for
years and unless a decisive step was
taken now which would effect some
thing the whole subject might as well
be abandoned. The members of the
delegation said that they had no par
ticular interest in any of the localities,
but, though taken together, the French
treaty more nearly represented the
best possibilities in the way of reci
procity, and if it could be ratified a
distinct victory would be won. Sena
tor Cullom, after his interview with
the president, talked in the same
vein. His attitude is considered im
portant, as it is now practically set
tled that he will be at the head of
the foreign relations committee.
LXPECTIN0 MORE TROUBLE
Additional Troops Sent to the Seen ol
Aattle With Miners.
MADISONYILLE, Ky., Nov. 19.
The man who was killed in the battle
at Providence Sunday morning, Gar
ret Girens, is a negro living here. Bud
Couch, mortally wounded, is also a
negro, and both were union men in the
attacking party. Three of the wound
ed were non-union men, negroes whe
were guarding the mine. There is a
report today that two wounded men
were taken to Morgantown and one to
Sabree, and that they are all dead,
having been shot while attacking the
mines. This report lacks verification,
though it is believed that the men
who made the attack suffered very
greatly from the fight.'
In the battle of yesterday morning
at least l.OCO shots were fired. Early
today a portion of the MadisonviTle
company and some of the HopkinsviTle
oompany went to Providence. The
men are under the command of Cap
tain Thomas. The town is now un
der guard by the soldiers. A terrible
state of affairs exists, not only at
Providence, but all over Hopkins coun
ty and at Empire In Christian county.
There is a state of unrest and no
one will be surprised at what a day
may bring forth. More troops- are- ex
pected. MAKES PLEA FOR STATEHOOD"
Governor Jenkins Sets Out What Feopls
Have Aocompl lihtd.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 19. The an
nual report of Governor William M.
Jenkins of the- territory of OkJri oma
was made public today by the secre
tary of the interior. Governor Jen
kins makes a strong plea for state
hood, saying; that the past rapid de
velopment of the material interests
of the territory insure Its future. He
claims a population Df 500,000 for Ok
lahoma, a id adds, concerning its pros
"In ta little more than a decade
which has elapsed since the ereation
of the territory the people have ac
complished here more than any other
community had ever accomplished in
a quarter of a century. The story of
the achievements of this people, their
progreBsiveness, energy. Industry and
American citizenship has never been
M4J0R BRAGANZA MIST DIE
Penalty for Mtincr of Helpless Spanish
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19. The rec
ords of a score or more of court-martials
of Filipinos charged with mur
der and other crimes have been re
ceived at the war department from
Probably tLe most interesting case
is that of Francisco Braganza, major
in the insurgent army, who ordered
the massacre of 103 Spanish prisoners
in February of 1900. and who now has
been sentenced to death for his crime.
General Chaffee made an unusually
long review of the case, characterizing
tho wholesale destruction of life as
"the most barbarous and revolting
massacre of helpless prisoners known
to the modern history of the world.
New riurlincton Directors.
NEW YORK. Nov. 19. The follow
ing are the directors of the Chicago,
Burlington & Quincy Railroad com
pany: James J. Hill, J. N. Hill, Nor
man B. Ream, Robert Bacon, E. H.
Harriman, Jacob H. Schiff, George J.
Gould, H. McK. Tombley, Charles E.
Perkins, Francis W. Hunnewell and J.
Malcolm Forbes. The officers chosen
by the new board are: Chairman,
Francis W. ' Hunnewell; president.
George B. Harris.
THE TREATYjS SIGNED
Intended to Eeplace the First Hay
THE TERMS OF THE DOCUMENT
British Press Says England Gets Some
Diplomatic Triumph in the New Treaty
Open Water is Secured for Every Na
tion in the Document.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Nov. 19.
The new Hay-Pauncefote treaty was
signed today at 12:05 by Secretary Hay
for the United States and Lord Paunce
fote, the British ambassador, for Great
This treaty is Intended to replace
the first Hay-Pauncefote treaty. Tha:
convention was amended so extensive
ly by the United States senate at its
last session that the British govern
ment declined to ratify it. Within
few weeks negotiations began afresh
between Secretary Hay and Lord
Pauncefote, which have just resulted
In the signature of the new treaty,
drawn with special reference to the
objections found by the senate with
the first treaty.
From a due sense of the courtesy
which mnst be reserved toward the
United States senate whenever a treaty
is concerned, the state department is
estopped from making public the text
of the new convention and that will
remain secret until the senate itself
shall break the seal of confidence. It
Is said at the state department that
the various publications which have
made of the alleged text of the treaty
are all erroneous and conjectural,
though in view of the rather free ad
ministration that have been made
of the purposes of the negotiations, it
has been possible by the use of the
text of the first treaty to construct one
similar in general terms to the new
The principal point of difference be
tween the new and the failed treaty Is
the withdrawal of Great Britain from
the joint guarantee of the neutrality
of the canal, thus leaving the United
States the sole guarantor. The excis
ion of the old provision respecting the
right to fortify the canal leaves that
right by inference optional with the
United States. All commerce of what
ever nationality passing through the
canal will fare alike; there will be
no discrimination in rates in favor of
United States shipping.
Otherwise the new treaty 13 in scope
similar to last year's treaty. It re
places technically the Clayton-Bulwer
treaty, concluded on April 19, 18o0. By
the terms of that old convention the
United States and Great Britain
agreed that neither should seek any
advantage in rights of transit across
the isthmus. By the new convention
Great Britain yields her right in favor
of the United States which is. thus at
liberty to construct a canal.
CHRISTMAS DAY, SAYS DCPEW
Date Fixed for IHs Marriage-
NEW YORK, Nov. 19. Senator
Chauncey M. Depew says that his wed
ding will taie place on ChxUtmas day.
In an interview he states:
"I am golas down to Charleston to
make an oration at the- opening of the
fair on December 1. Then I am going
to Washington to take my seat in the
senate. 1 wilt remain in Washington
until the senate adjourns for the hol
idays, which will b December 16. On
that date I will start for New York
and at the earliest possible moment
1 will take a steamer for France. If
things go as smoothly as I expect
them to do I will be in Paris by
Christmas, on which day I hope to be
married. I will return to this city
with my bride after the ceremony and
will take up my residence here. Of
course, we will open a house in Wash
ington, but only during the time the
enate is in session."
ContMt for Labor Commissioner.
DES MOINES, Nov. 19. A lively
contest has been inaugurated for the
appointment of a state commissioner
of labor statistics under the incoming
administration. There are four or five
avowed candidates, including the pres
ent commissioner, C. F. Wennstrum of
Fort Dodge; the present deputy com
missioner, A. F. Holder of Sioux City;
Charles Erigham, a Great Western
engineer, Des Moines; Fred Barnett,
Des Moines, and A. L. Urick. Dss
Moines. It is believed the appoint
ment lie3 between Brigham and Hold
er, but all friends of the candidates
are active and are signing endorse
ments. Qoeeu 1.11 Wants Money.
SAN FRANCISCO. Cal., Nov. 19.
"Former Queen Lilioukalani cf Ha
waii, who arrived -here Saturday, - is
combining business with pleasure.
Besides seeking recovery of health
she has come to consult with the
federal authorities relative to .-'the
crown lands in Hawaii. These were
sequestered by the revolutionary, gov
ernment at the same time the mon
archy was overthrown and no at
tempt has been made to reimburse
MANY HANDS TAKE CENSUS
Increased Force Needed to Have Reports
Beady on Time.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18. The an
nual report of Hon. W. R. Merriam
director of the census, was made pub
lic Saturday by the secretary of the
Interior, to whom it is addressed.
Speaking of the prospect of meeting
the legal requirements for the comple
tion of the four "principal reports by
July 1, 1902, Mr. Merriam Eays:
"The work of tabulating the returns
?.nd results of the field work of the
enumerators and special agents of the
twelfth census has progressed with
reasonable celerity. The law provides
that the four principal reports shall
be placed In the hands of the public
by July 1, 1902, and thi3 requirement
has rendered it absolutely necessary
to maintain a clerical force adequate
to complete the work within the pre
scribed period. The statisticians made
estimates of the time needed to finish
the particular branch assigned to each
ALL NATIONS ASKED TO COME
Rules for Exhibitors at St. Louis Expo
sition Will Soon Be Issued.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., Nov. 18. Rules and
regulations which will govern exhibi
tions and concessionaires at the St.
Louis exposition have been taken up
in detail and discussed by the execu
tive committee of the company. A
majority of the rules have been agreed
upon and the remainder will be ap
proved within the next two weeks.
Ase soon as the entire list is approved
several hundred thousand copies will
be printed in different languages and
distributed through the entire civilized
Plans for a mammoth live stock ex
hibit have also been discussed by the
executive committee. Assurances have
been received from many of the lead
ing live stock organizations of the
United States that they will duplicate
any sum which the World'B fair will
offer in cash prizes for the exhibit.
ARBLXKLES WIN 01T
III;hr Court Decides Their GUsed
Coffee is Not Impure.
TOLEDO, O., Nov. IS Judge Pugs
ley in the common pleas court today
handed down a decision in the now
famous case in which a local grocer
was arrested, at the instance of the
etate pure food ccimrtiisioner on the
ground that he was selling a certain
brand of glazed coffee turned out by
the Arbuckle company, the commis
sioner claiming that the glazing was a
violation of the pure food law.
In a lower court the commissioner
won, but Judge Pugsley reversed the
decision and administered a rebuke
to the lower court. It was claimed by
the Arbuckles that the sugar trust
is back of the prosecution.
BRONZE STATUE TO M'KINLEY
Cltlaens of Cleveland Propose to Erect
CLEVELAND, Nov. 18. If the prop
osition made by the committee of 100
citizens to the finance committee of
the recent Grand Army encampment
is carried out, a surplus of $8,000
collected for that occasion will be used
to erect a bronze statue of heroic size
to the late President McKinley in
the public square, the center of the
business portion of the city. - Thus far
the matter has received the endorse
ment of most of the men connected
with the Grand army encampment and
there is little doubt of the memorial
Boon becoming a reality.
Oar Influence Grows In Corrs.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 18. Dr.
Horace M. Allen, United States min
ister to Corea, who has arrived here
enroute to his former home in To
ledo, is quoted as saying that Amer
ican Influence is on the .increase in
Corea and that .American ; capital is
being invested in large amounts in
the development of the country's re
sources. No let than eighty Amer
icans of large means, he says, are at
present engaged In developing mines,
building railroads and furthering
other big enterprises'.
Last Touches to the Exposition.
CHARLESTON, S. C, . Nov. 18.
(n Sunday, December 1, the exposi
tion will open here with a religious
service. In which all denominations
will take part. The musical program
will be rendered under the direction
of Mme. Bardt. The formal opening
of the exposition will take place on
Monday, December 2. Chauncey M.
Depew of New York will deliver the
principal oration and President
Roosevelt wili start the wheels mov
ing by wire.
Shippers Hold a Session.
BALTIMORE, Nov. 18. An event of
unusual interest to naval architects
and ship builders will be the reunion
and dinner of the Progressive Order
of Draughtsmen In this city ' Thanks
giving evening. Naval architects from
the ship yards and schotfls of that
profession along the Atlantic coast
from Bath, Me., to Richmond, Va.,
will take part Admirals Melville and
Hichborn and other naval officers will
FIGHT T0EN1N AWAY:
r-ti ia Earnar Prefer to Live tit
Tight Another Day.
SIXTEEN C0L0MEN ARE LEET DEAD
Ninth Infantry Suffer j Loss of Tw o Killed
and One Hurt Hartman's achieve
ments Are Given Praise Ilout of 1 our
Hundred Kcbcls la Pits.
MANILA. Nov. 18. Company E of
the Ninth infantry, under Captain
F. H. Shofffel, was attacked ly fifty
bolomen and several insurgents arm
ed with rifles at a point tix mile
from Tarangan in the it land of Sa
niar. The insurgents tried to rush
the Americans, but, failing to accom
plish their purpose, they quickly
broke and scattered. The men cf the
Ninth lost a corporal and a scout,
killed, and one private was wounded.
Sixteen of the bolomen were killed,
while the riflemen escaped.
Ten Hotchkib rapid fire guns will
be sent to the southern islands for
operations in the mountains. Capt.
Herman Hall of the Twenty-first in
fantry has been scouting for several
days in Batangas province. He bad
four separate engagements with th
Judging from the firing on thee
occasions. Captain Hail estimates the
force of each band of the rebels at
from thirty to fifty. They made nt
attempt to charge Captain Hall
party. Captain Hall's scout resulted
in the capture of one insurgent offi
cer and 50,000 pounds of rice.
General Sumner, commander of th
district of Eouthen Luzon, highly
praises Captain Hartman and his
troop of tlr First cavalry, who laHt
Wednesday morning attacked 400 in
surgents entrenched in the rifle pits
at B-uan, Batangas province, and
routed them. General Sumner says
the blow then administered by Cap
tain Hartman is the most severe the
insurgents have Buffered since be
(General Sumner) assumed command
cf bis district.
Owing to the fact that the United
States transports Sheriuan, Waldron
and Hancock all met w Ith urcidnls
in the inland seas of Japan and t!je
returning party of visiting congres.
mcnt iB consequently l ow delayed
In the latter country, the transport
Thomas, which arrived at Manila
November 12, will be . immediately
dispatched to Japan. General Chaffee
opposes United States transports In
future passing through the inland
The Filipino priest, Deposy, has
been sentenced by court-martial to
the penalty of death for the murder
of certain of bis countrymen who
favored the Americans. Out of re
spect, however, to the condemned
man's calling and the religious body
to which he belonged and most un
worthily represented. General Chaffee
has commuted bis sentence to twenty
General Chaffee desires it to be un
derstood that the leniency exercised
in the case cannot be taken as a
recr?deat and no person in. the
islands can be permitted to plead his
office, however sacred and exalted, as
a protection against crime.
No Credence for the Story.
SEATTLE, Wash., Nor. 18. No
sredence is given here to the story of
the alleged discovery at Skagway.
Alaska, of a conspiracy to overrun
the Canadian government in Alaska.
United States Marshal Shoupe. who
ia credited with having come here
to communicate with the United
States government regarding the mut
ter, is said to have come only for the
purpose of bringing some United
States prisoners who had been sen
tenced to terms in the penitentiary at
McNeill's island. He return Pd north
Mother of Senator Teller Iead.
CHICAGO, 111., Nov. 18. Mrs. Char
lotte M. Teller, mother of United
States Senator of Colorado, died at
her borne in Morrison, 111., tonight.
Mte. Teller was 63 years of age. but
was possessed of her faculties ur-til
the hour of her death. She belonged
to the Chapin family of Massachusetts.
Earthquake In w Zealand.
WELLINGTON. N. Z.. Nov. 18. An
earthquake in Cantoobury district has
devastated the township of Cheviot.
Many people have been injured.
The best way to make both ends
meet Is to pursue a straight career.
Illoorished Arnnnd Regroat.
CONSTANTINOPLE. Nov. 1 8. Con
flicts resulting in much bloodshed are
reported between Mussulmans und
Christians at Beyrout. Similar re
ports have been received from Soutari
(Succeeds IJalll Bafat Pasha.
CONSTANTINOPLE. Nov. 18. Said
Tasha, former grand vlzl-?r, has teen
appointed grand vlzi-?r in succesiiioD
to the late Halil Rifat Pasha.
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