The Sioux County journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1888-1899, May 04, 1899, Image 5
CESORT TO BRUTE FORCE STRIKING MINERS EMPLOY DES PERATE MEANS. Non-Union Man Are Forced to Flee . totha Mountain and the Mill Destroyed By Explosives. Spokane, Wash., May J A Wardner. Idaho, special to the Spokesman-Review aaya: Wardner haa been the scene of the worst rlota since the deadly labor war of 1892. One man la dead, another la thought to be mortally wounded and property valued at 8250.000 hag been destroyed by giant powder and fire. The damage was done by union men and sympathizers from West Canon creek, west twenty-Hve miles from Wardner. This morning a mob of from 800 to 1,000 men, all of them armed and many of them masked, seized a train at Burke, ' the head of Canon creek. There were nine box cars and a pas senger coach and they were black with the mob. The visitors brought with them 3,000 pounds of giant powder. After a parley of two hours, HO masked men, armed with Winchesters, Burke In the lead and Wardner follow Ing, started with jells for the Bunker Hlil mid Sullivan mill and other build ings, a third of a mile from the depot. They sent pickets ahead and one of the pickets fired a Knot as a signal that the mill was abandoned. This was misunderstood by the main body of the mob, who imagined thai non-union miners In the hills had opened fire on them, and they began firing on their own pickets. About 1.0O0 shots were thus exchanged bet win the rioters and their pickets, and Jack Smith, one of the pickets, formerly of British Columbia, and a noted figure In drill contests, was shot dead. The fatal error was discovered after a few seconds' firing, and Smith' body brought down from the hillside. By this time the strikers had taken possession of the Hunker 11111 and Sul livan mill, which I hey found deserted, ptoyes not to risk their lives by battling with the mob. Powder was called for, and sixty fifty-pound boxes were carried from the depot to the mill. The heaviest charge was placed under the brick office build ing. Other charges were plai ed around the mill. Then th boarding house, a frame structure, was burned. Fuses leading to the chatges were lighted and the strikers, carrying the dead body of the picket, retired to a safe d. stance. At 2;SH p. m. the Hist blnft went off. U Rhook the groiiml for miles, and buildings In Wardner, two miles away, trembled. At Intervals of about sixty seconds four other charges went off, the fifth btng th largest and com pletely demolishing the mill. The loss to the bunker Hill and Sul livan company is estimated at from 1250,000 to IWHOOO. In a few minutes the strikers went, back to the station, the whistle was blown for stragglers, the mob soon climbed aboard, arid at 3 o'clock. Just three hours after Ms arrival, the team pulled out for Cnon Creek. During the fuslUcle from the guns of the mnb Jim t'havne. a BunkT Hill and Sullivan mill man, was severely shot through the hips. It la reported that he. was carried off by the strikers, find his wound Is probably fatal. J. J Rogers, a stenographer In the employ of the company, was shot through the lip. but his wound is trivial The 2tQ non-union miners at the Hun ker Hill and Sullivan mill had warning of the coming of the mob and left the mine and look to the htlls They have not been seen since. Union men winking In the I-ast Chance left the mine this afternoon, presumably to take pari to the riot. Portland, Ore.. May 2 An agent of the Oregon Hallway A Navigation company telegraphed the ofllclals in this city from Wardner, Idaho, that the striking miners had fired the Bunker Hill and Sullivan mill, and mat It was burning. It is claimed that the mine Is loaded with Hvnamltji. and If this nroves true the entire property will be a tolal loss. The striking miners are also reported to be In possession of the Northern Pa cific and Oregon Hallway & Navigation trains and hold complete control of the situation. There are about 100 masked men heavily armed at and about the mill, and there have been several skirmishes with the authorities, during one of which one man Is reported shot. There are fully MKi miners at ward Mr. They an forming to go to the mine In a body and drive out the 2.70 non-union men employed there. Railroad officials have notified the governor of Idaho of the situation, and the secretary of state has dis patched aid to the scene of the trouble. The governor has promised to do every thing In his power to preserve order and prevent bloodshed, but It Is be lieved that unless prompt steps are taken there will h great loss of life and destruction of property. Since the telegram from President Mohler was received the strikers have cut the wires and telegraphic communi cation with Wardner Is now cut off The present strike In the Coeur d'Alene mining district In Northern Idaho was Inaugurated about ten days go, and is directed princ ipally against the Hunker Hill and Sullivan mine at Wardner, where non-union men are em ployed. The demands of the miners for Increased wages were met by mine owners, but the miners demand that the union be recognized and that tioti Wilon men be discharged. This the mine owners refused to do, Md the tjjst Chance mine closed down The Bunker Hill and Hulllvan. however, continued to run with non union men Ulttll today, when they were driven out fey an armed body of union men The Bunker Hill and Hulllvan mine if dosed. When It will be reopened Is a thing that nobody can say. With the Mill wrecked It Is Impossible to handlf the ore produced st the mine woik tags. The Last Chance Is likewise flloMd down. It has been getting power n.,r,i,,.r 1 1 1 1 1 mine, find I lit' twin ui . Msnructlon or inose worn win '" lately prevent the Last Chance from Working for the next three months, m M1 Its own compressor' Is completed Keanwhlle the total working force ol um town is lata on. Tm wrecking of the mill riant In volve the livelihood of o men in- ttMker Hill mine up to the time or tn trika had been working aw men mm tea mill ninety, while the Last Chance WUwXher, employed iW MR. YERKES TO MOVE. Street Railway Magnate la Dlgustea with Chicago. Chicago. Ill, May 8. Charles T. Terkes Is preparing to leave this cltgr and make his home In New York. When he came here thirteen years ago he had 840.000; he Is now worth 112,000.000. Beside this he has spent 15,000,000 on bis New York and Chicago homes, his art colectlon and his famous telescope. In other words, the Chicago Traction companies, which he controls, have con tributed to him more than 11,500,000 every year he has spent In Chicago. Millions upon mlllons have been paid In dividends and the stocks are on the top swell. The 840,000 which Mr. Yerkes had In 1886 he is credited with expanding into M.200,000 of North Chicago street rail way stocks and bonds, t5.600.000 in the West Chicago stocks and bonds. 82,300. 100 of Lake Street Elevated stock and ponds, and 12,000.000 of the Columbia Construction company's stocks and bonds. The negotiations for consolidation and transfer are practically settled. The property to be taken over comprises the North Chicago. West Chicago, Consoli dated Traction and Lake Street Ele vated railways. The syndicate which will control the properties Is composed of New York men. Chicago will be Interested 25 per cent. It is said the prices agreed upon are $125 a share for the West Hide stock and JliOO for North Side. West Side closed today at 108; North Side, 8237. The city railway people are holding their stock for more money than the syndicate desires to pay. The amount of money re-nilred for the deal Is about 8100.000,000. Mr Yerkes has been es pecially discontented here since the re cent franchise fight. In which he quit a loser. Mrs Yerkes has been disgusted with Chicago for ten years and spends most of her time away from the city. SENATOR HOAR ON TRUSTS. Says Evil Can Be Overcome- Only by Congressional Autlon. Boston. Mass., May ?,. A farewell dinner was given at the Massachusetts olub to Senator Hoar, who Is about to leave for Europe. When the speechmaklng began Sena. tor Hoar was received with great ap the manager having directed his em plause He first referred very briefly to his attitude on imperialism, assert ing that he had nothing to apologize ,'or and nothing to lake bac k Mr. Hoar hen took up the question of increasing :rad and combinations of capital In :he United Slates He spoke of the rapidity with which 'nrtunes were being made, unearned by (hose who gained them, and the loss )f fortunes by those who once had .hem. and characterized this as a lime if rapid fortunes, "unearned and uncle erved In so many cases by those who rot them." Continuing, Senator Hoar said: "Massachusetts has Irnwn lse safe guarda about her manufacturing con erns and corporations it wns right hat she did. In dealing with cor porations In one of the states of the union or a foreign state this stale was powerless. Deny a charter to a cor poraton In this state and It goes to New Jersey. The matter must be dealt with by congress. There are two sep arate powers, the state and the power without the state. "That difficulty has prevented any efficient dealing with the trusts. The danger Is that they will be attacked In an unwise socialistic way, so that the secretary will perish at the same time. It Is this problem that the states manship of this country is -to be di rected." He said that he believed In a genera.1 way that the transaction ot th business of the country by the great corporations was best for the people. TO ADVOCATE 8-HOUR DAY. Three Thousand Worklngmen at Mass Meeting In New York. New York, May 3. An army of labor ing men set the east side astir tonight In a demonstration to enforce their de mand for a day of eight hours' work. About 3,000 men, representing nearly every branch of Industry, gathered at various points, and after parading to their hearts' content, marched to Union Square, where a mass meeting was held. In all eighty lalmr organizations, members of the central federation union, participated in the parade. Many speeches were made and reso lutions were adopted that the working men and women of the city of New York render all assistance In their power, both morally and financially, to all those who are endeavoring to better the condition of their co-workers In re durlng the hours of labor In their re spective trades, Irrespective of creed, color or nationality, and that a request be made to Governor Hoosevelt to sign the eight-hour law passed at the last session of the legislature. INDIANA MINER'S TROUBLES. Wage Question Forces 2,000 Men Out on a Strike. Evansvllle, lnd.. May 2. Two thou sand coal miners of Southen Indiana are practically on strike because the miners claim the operators have failed to grant the increase due them. Six mines near this city will be closed down together with the mines at Princetown, Jacksonville, Petersburg, Hartwell, Little, Hlackburn, Bonneville, Chandler and TennyBon. Fred Dll cher, a member of the national execu tive committee of the United Mine Workers, said today the striking min ers would be fed by the state organiza tion, so there Is no fear of destitution. The operators have given out that they are willing to close down for six months, as this Is a dull season and some of the mines are already being op. erated at a loss. Wheel Truat May Fall. Indianapolis, lnd., May 2 It was an nounced here late this afternoon that tho bicycle trust may not be perfected Charles F. Smith, owner of the Indiana bicycle company, which was to hav been sold to the trust for 8800,000 cash, announces that he has withdrawn and that the Western wheel works of Chi :ago, together with two or three other large factories, will not sell to th :rust. It Is understood that after hav ng met the promoters, the dissenting company decided that It would prefer to run Independently. The sale of th Indiana bicycle company was to havs Included the motor cycle department Which was recently added. Rev, Dr. Joseph Silverman preached Sunday at Temple Israel, New York, on "Modern Barbarism," referring to the Georgia lynohlngs. IT'S COPPER BOTTOMED ROCKEFELLER'S BOO MILLION DOLLAR COPPER COMBINE. iVtll Control the Supply For tha United States and England-Wild Scramble For the Stock. New York. May 3 While every ef- 'ort Is being made by the promoters of :he copper combination to conceal the identity of the mines which are to be a part of the great combination formed Thursday In Trenton, with a capitaliza tion of 875,000,000. the Post-Dispatch if able to state on excellent authority that the first section of the trust which is eventually to have a capitalization of (400,000,000 or 8500,000,000 Is composed of the Anaconda, the Parrot mines and the Washoe Smelting company of Butte, Mont., which has Just constructed new melting works at Butte which have a capacity for treating 1.500 tons of cop per ore a day. It Is stated on authority squally good that the entire holdings of Marcus Daly and J. B. Haggin in the Anaconda mine have passed Into the control of the Rockefeller trust, but that the services of these two men, jwing to their great experience in cop per mining, have been retained at large salaries. The second section of the trust, It is t-xpected, will be formed later In the spring and it will be also have a capi talization of about J75.0O0.000. It was ntended to Include the Boston and Montant mine in the first section, but jn account of the fact that litigation among the stockholders has not been juite cleared up, the plan was abandoned for the time being and that mine will head the second section. which will include probably the Montana Ore Purchasing company, the Butte and Boston and the Tamarack mines. Up to the present time the Rockefeller yndlcate has spent 8172.000,000 In cash ;o obtain the controlling Interest in the mines, which they expect to include in 'uturo sections of th giant comblna :lon. It Is possible that the third sec tion of this great combination will be devoted to the development of the Rockefeller properties In the Lake Su perior district. In connection with this section th-re Is a plan to develop also ihe Great Lake Transportation mines, n which Mr Rocke feller Is largely in terested, with a view to getting the ores to the seaboard at lower rates than the railroads will be able to make, and which would give the monopoly very much greater advantage than the com peting mines could have. They would, perhaps, be able to offer their products at the seashore 3 cents i pound cheaper than their competitors nd as they would be able to supply the entire demand for copper in this coun try and In England, the markets would practically be closed to the small con :erns, just as the petroleum markets if the world have been closed by the Rockefellers to their competitors. The scheme of the copper combination is modeled after that which has been consistently followed by the Standard Oil company for years and bears evi dence all through of the Standard Oil trust's methods. The Idea Is to conceal from the public, and even from the stockholders of the new concern, as much as possible, for some time at least, tho identity of the mines controlled, as in the Standard Oil company. An nouncements will be made from time to time what the earning 'capacity of the trust Is expected to be and what divi dends may be expected by the stock holders. The public will not be let in the secret of the management, and will be expected to accept without question the statements of the mysterious con trolling agencies Just as the stockhold ers of the Standard Oil trust are com pelled to do. Notwithstanding this fact, there was a wild scramble In Wall street for the rights to subscribe for the new stock. The syndicate rights were over-subscribed before the Incorporation of the trust by 817,000,000, the subscriptions being 832,000,000, while the capital stock was limited to 875,000,000. In the outside market these subscrip tions, wnlchrare to be Issued at par cl 8100 were 8130 bid and 8135 asked. VINEGAR COMBINE COMPLETE Price of Yeast Wll Be Nearly Doubled as a Result. Chicago, 111., May 3. After the middle of May there will be but one vinegar factory in Chicago the output of which Is not controlled by the American Vine gar company, which Is being financiered by Henry Clews & Co., of New York. Four Chicago companies have given op. Hons on the purchase of their factories, an follows: Spielman brothers Co., W. H. bunge Co., William Hennlng & Co., the Prusslng Vinegar Co. The estimated value of the four Chicago plants Is 81.000.000. After their absorption by the American Vinegar company that cor poration will, It Is said, control 95 per cent of the vinegar and yeast output In the United States. Forty factories In various parts r,f the country. In ter ritory extending from Omaha to boston, and from Dubuque to Louisville, will be In the combination. In alt these fac tories yeast Is an important by-product. The consolidation of all the Interests will terminate a four years' war which haa resulted disastrously to yeast prices. - Yeast for some time has been selling at 10 cents a pound, while the cost of manufacture Is about IS cents. It is expected the price of yeast will be raised to the latter figure. The future price of vinegar will tie less affected and may be neither raised nor lowerec" Largest Ore Refinery. Montreal, May 3. A syndicate ol (Canadian and American capitalists will form a company to erect In Canada kthe largest ore refinery In the world. The company is said to have a capital of 82 000,000, with power to increase it to 85 000,000. ' Those In the deal Include: ,T. R. Wil son, Montreal; K. Oobf Penny ,M. P, Montreal; C. C. Colby, Standstead, Que bee; It. O. I.eckle.Sudbury ; J. J. Thomp son, New York, and H. M. Thompson, managing director Morford Copper com pany of New Jersey, who are provis ional directors. Goer Into the Flour Trust, Duluth, Minn., May 3. The stock holders of the Duluth Imperial Mill company have voted unanimously tr accept the offer of the United State Milling company, the flour mill or ranUatlon recently formed hy Thorns Mclntyre, and President b. C. Church left Immediately afterward for New "York to formally turn the business oi the company over to tho trust. Th mill is supposed to have brought 1500. 00. TO OPEN UTE LANDS. Last Great Indian Reservation Thrown Open. Washington, D. C, May t. Tomorrow the reservation of the Southern Utes the last great Indian reservation In Colorado, will be thrown open to settle ment. It comprises a tract of about 636,000 acres and includes both valley and mesa, or uplands. The soils are the semi-adobe, sandy loam and red the former peculiarity adapted for the growth of grain and grasses, while the soils of others are unequaled for the growth of vegetables, alfalfa and fruit trees. Owing to the percentage of gyp sum in th! bottom lands, the yield of clover is as high as three and one half tons to the acre. The plateaus af ford range for tens of thousands of head of cattle, horses and sheep, while the adjacent mining camps supply an abundant market at good prices. No prospecting has ever been allowed in the reservation, though there is every reason to believe that there are great mineral deposits there. The reservation is situated in the southwestern corner of Colorado, being bounded by New Mexico and Arizona on the south and by Utah on tne west. The act of congress which throws open these lands for settlement provides that they shall be subject to entry un der the desert, homestead and town site laws, and the laws governing the dis posal of coal, mineral, sone and timber lands, but no homestead settler shall receive a title to any portion of such lands at less than 81.25 an acre and shall be required to make a cash payment of 50 cents an acre at the time filing is made upon any of the lands. Under the homstead act a man more than 21 years of age or the head of a familv. who Is a citizen ot tne unuea States, can, by filing a description of the land he wants to occupy at tne United States land office at Durango, Polo., and navlne down 50 cents an acre, get a claim of not more than 160 acres Within s X months he must sei tie upon the land and at the end of fourteen months, by proving residence and paying 75 cents an acre additional he can get a clear title. Under the desert land laws persons filing claims must first get the clear right to the use of sufficient water to keeD the proposed claim permanently Irrigated. Entries under this act are confined to residents ot tne state oi Colorado. Under the timber and stone land laws any citizen of the United States may file a claim of not exceeding ISO acres. It Is necessary, however, that the claimant personally visit the lands which he wants to claim, so that he can make oath as to their condition. There is already a lage gathering of settlers waiting for the opening day, though the requirements as to cash payments have somewhat discouraged the professional "boomer " Some parties of "sooners" are re ported to have .left Oklahoma and In dian Territory for Colorado. These men are professional boomers and made the run into Oklahoma lands when they were opened. The Ute reservation Is comparatively a small one and there will be few chances for good claims by any not already on the ground. The land Is said to be fertile, but as Is the case with all reservations. It Is probably better now than when the settlers oc cupy It. AGAIN A HAPPY BRIDE. Mrs. Jessie Sloan Wedded to Perry Belmont. New York, May 2. Mrs. Jessie A. Sloane, granted a divorce from Henry T. Sloane In the morning, was married to Perry Belmont at 8:30 In the even ing of the same day. Mr. De Lancey Nicoll, counsel for Mrs. Sloane. announced the marriage of bis client and Mr. Belmont. "The ceremony," he said, "was per formed by the Rev. Walter M. Barrows In the parsonage of the Second Congre gational church at Greenwich, Conn., at 8:30 tonight. Mr. Belmont and Mrs, Sloane were In the city when the de cree was anonunced. They met at the Orand Central station, but Mr. Belmont preceded Mrs. Sloane to Greenwich. "They will pass through New York en route for Washington, where they will visit Mrs. S. S. Howland. a sister ol Mr. Belmont. Then they will go south to inspect Mr. Belmont's horses. "By Mr. Belmont's request, his wife has conveyed to the State Trust com pany the house at 9 East Seventy-second street and all its contents, with power to convey It to Mr. Sloane, or, if he declines to accept it. to sell it and devote the proceeds to the benefit of his children. "Of the decree you know what Is to be known. I may say that the referee was William L. Turner. He was ap pointed about March 25. There were three hearings before him. There was no defense by Mrs. Sloane. This Is really all there Is to say about the matter." Mrs. Sloane has long been considered nne of ihe most beautiful women In New York society. She was formerly Miss Jessie Bobbins of Brooklyn. Mr. Belmont has taken a prominent position In public, affairs for more than twenty years. He was first elected to congress In 1880 and served for four terms. He was appointed minister to Spain by President Cleveland In 1888, He was opposed to the silver plank in the democratic platform in the last presidential election and took a lead ing part In the formation of the In diana political movement. He Is presl. dent of the democratic club of this city and he recently presided at the famous 810-a-plate Jeffersonian banquet. His discussion with William Jennings bryan and the correspondence that passed between them about democracy are still fresh In the public mind. BRIGHT PROSPECTS FOR TIE-UP Indications Point to an Agreement by Western Roads. Chicago, 111., May 3. So far as they have yet gone, discussions among the western roads In connection with the framing of a new agreement for the Western Passenger association have been gone through, and no objection has as yet been urged to their adoption. Surface Indications, If they can be depended upon, warrant the presump tion that the revised agreement will go through, with all the roads parties to It. Provisions relating to the organiza tion and government of the varloui bureaus have yet to be taken up, and there is where danger of difference of opinion exists. Some hope has been expressed that the whole document will be ready for adoption by next Wednes day, when the meeting will resume Iti deliberations, but this is too sanguine a view to take of the matter. Some ol the roads will not be prepared to voU finally by that time. At present there la every Indication of a strong agree men swing adopted. OVERPOWER FILIPINOS AQUIN ALDO'S ARMY FORCED TO THE FEET OF AMERICANS. The United States Refuses to Re cognize a Philippine Congress--Hostilities Temporarily Cease. Manila, P. I., May 2. Lieutenant Colonel Wallace of the Montana regi ment and Brigade Surgeons Shields and Adams, three volunteer hostages for the safety of the insurgent commission, have returned from Santa Tomas, the headquarters of General Luna, Filipind commander, eight miles north of Cal umpit. They report that General Luna Is greatly discouraged and the insurgents demoralized. Few preparations for re sistance of the American advance are being made. General Luna said he was astoniBhed by the great valor displayed by the Americans in crossing the Rio Grande. He expressed a high admiration for Colonel Funston, whose daring work made the movement successful. Major General Otis and Admiral Dewey, at a second conference with the insurgent commission decided not to grant an armistice. This decision Is universally commended. The Herald pigeons which have been bringing the news of the battle were loaned by a compania general, De Ta uaeo of Manila. JOHN F. BASS. NO CESSATION OF HOSTILITIES. Washington, D. C, May 2. General Otis cabled the war department that the conference with the Filipinos has terminated. He says they wanted three weeks In which to allow their con gress to decide whther hostilities should cease. The proposition was declined. The representatives retired to the in surgent lines. General Otis says the Insurgents are tired of fighting, and are no doubt seeking the best terms. In another cable General Otis ex presses thanks to the president for his appreciation of the work of the army in the Philippines. It Is stated at the war department that the insurgents probably will con fer and seek another conference with General Otis, and that the general will no doubt grant general amnesty. The full text of the dispatches from General Otis are as follows: Manila, April 29. Adjutant General, Washington: Conference with in surgent representatives terminated this morning. They request cessation of hostilities for three weeks to enable them to call their congress to decide whether toi continue the prosecution of the war or propose terms of peace. Proposition declined and full amnesty promised on surrender. Believe insur gents are tired of war, but seek to se cure terms of peace through what they dominate their representative congress. OTIS. Manila, April 29. Adjutant General, Washington: The congratulations of his excellency, the president, for which all are grateful, will be conveyed as di rected. OTIS. War department officials are much gratified with the tone of the reply of General Otis to the Filipino delegation. It is considered as comporting with the dignity of the United States. Those officials In the administration circles say it would not be possible for the United States to recognize the existence of the Filipino congress or a Filipino government. It Is believed that when General Otis' reply is communicated to the Filipino commanders they will a.sk another conference, with the expecta tion of arranging favorable terms of peace. It Is said at the war department that it Is not likely any further conces alons than that of general amnesty will oe made. Peace and freedom, it Is be ieved, will appeal more strongly to the Filipino army than any argument Agulnaldo and his officers may make. Meanwhile it is the belief of the offi cials at the war .departmen that if the Filipino generals unduly protract the negotiations, wholesale desertions an the part of their men are looked for. General Lawton Is expected to con tinue his movement toward joining forces with MacArthur, according to the original program, as soon as his sol diers have recovered from the strain of their forced march through the Jun gle, and this Junction probably will be ffected by Tuesday of next week at the latest. If by that day the insur gents have not laid down their arms, the American forces at the front will tie strong enough to resume the cam paign with great vigor and to press for ward along the line of the railroad northward, even as far as San Fer nando, the latest capital of the insur gents. WHAT THE FILIPINOS WANT Junta Outlines the Terms on Which Peace Can Be Restored. London, May 2. Members of the Fili pino Junta here made the statement to the Associated Press correspondent that the peace negotiations between the United States authorities at Manila and Seneral Luna were unofficial in char icier. General Luna, the Junta asserts, does not represent Agulnaldo's govern ment. It Is further asserted by the junta that secret negotiations between liean 0. Worcester of the United States Philippine commission and a repre- jentatlve of Agulnaldo have been In progress since before the attack on Malolos. The following conditions, It I aileged. were proposed after the cap- lure of Malolos. The Americans to Is sue a proclamation granting the Fili pinos self-government and political, civil and religious rights similar to those enjoyed by the people of Canada; the Filipinos to control international mercantile relations; Americans and Filipinos to enjoy equal rights In the Islands; Manila to remain In the pos session of the United Slutes until con gress decides otherwise; the Ameri can flag to fly over the capitals of the Islands and In the most prominent po sitions along with the Filipino flag, ex cept at Manila, where only the Ameri can flag shall fly; all vessels to fly the American flag with that of the Filipi nos; the Roman Catholic clergy to be under the same administration as in the United Slates; Spanish clerical direc tion and Intervention to be abolished; the status quo of rural property belong ing to thp religious orders to be main tained without return to the antebellum state of affairs; hospitals and schools formerly administered by the orders to be handed over to the government, the orders to retain only their present town property; the secular clergy to re tain their propety. The Junta asserts that Agulnaldo, In view of these proposals, withdrew from ifAlalolos, but that General Otis' procla roptlon after the occupation of Malolos (ailed to grant self-government on th" proposed lines. This, Is Is further as serted, caused the hostilities following the capture of Malolos. BEEF INQUIRY CLOSED. Soard Finds That Soldlera of Lata War Shouldn't Have Complained. Washington, D. C. May 3. The Wade court of inquiry has concluded its work n connection with the allegations of 3eneral Miles concerning the beef sup plied to the army during the war with Spain. The report was signed at 2:30 p. m. by every member of the board; and soon afterward the members of the ?ourt left the Lemon building, where all the meetings in this city have been held. Colonel Davis, the recorder of the court, carried the official copy of the findings to the war department, and in the absence of Secretary Alger deliv ered it to Acting Secretary Meiklejohn. Mr. Meiklejohn immediately sealed the document in an envelope and forwarded it to the White house, whence it was lispatched forthwith to the president in New York. The report is of about 30,000 words, and goes fully into the questions which have been raised in conection with the army beef. The text has not been made public, and will not be until after the president shall have read it. It will then rest with him to say when the re port shall be given to the public. vThe verdict, however, is known to be that the charges which Geneial Miles made before the war Investigation com mission are not sustained in reference to the refrigerated beef, although his contention that the canned roast beet was not a suitable continuous ration is admitted. There Is direct criticism of General Miles for failing to promptly bring to the attention of the war de partment the reports made to him con cerning bad beef and "several individ uals" are censured for failing to ob serve the proprieties of their positions us commanding officers in this and Dther respects. The forecast for the report, as made by the Associated Press on the 18th inst., was an accurate one. As was then stated, the court takes the position that the testimony is con clusive that both the refrigerated beef and the canned beef were in good con lition when delivered to the govern ment, and continued so until Issued to the troops, except in especial Instances, where the deterioration was due to ac cidental conditions in transportation or to the influences of the tropical cli mate. The report admits the liability of re frigerated beef to taint quickly after removal from the ice chests. The court finds the charges of "embalming" ' the fresh beef to have been unsubstantiated by the testimony, and says no chemi cals were used to preserve It. It also finds that it woulrFhave been Impracticable to secure beef on the hoof during the Cuban campaign. The finding is likewise in opposition to the assertion on the part of General Miles that the use of the beef was an ex periment. ' Much attention is given the charges concerning the canned roast beef, and it Is stated that the testimony proves it to have been wholesome and nutritious where used in moderation and under favorable circumstances. The position Is taken that too much of this article of food was supplied to the men, and that under the circumstances It was un palatable and found undesirable as a continuous ration. The fact is set forth that the canned roast beef had not been used to any appreciable extent before the beginning of this war, and it is therefore re garded as a practically untried ra tion. In view of this fact, the com missary general of subsistence is roundly criticised for the purchase of the meat in such extensive quantities. As to the character of the meat for wholesomeness and nutrition, the re ports of Profs. Acwater and Chittenden are quoted at length, sustaining the ;laima In this respect. The instructions of the president are followed closely In order and all the points indicated by him as being those upon which he desired that inquiry should be made are covered. Accordingly, the court finds that the meat was not "doctored;" that It was the beef of commerce: that there was no more neglect than waa incident to the hurried preparation for the war; that the inspection, while generally according to regulations, was not al ways up to the requirements, and that the sickness of the troops was not to any great degree occasioned by the use ot either the canned or refrigerated beef. On the other hand, it Is found that General Miles himself did not report during the war that the beef, either re frigerated or canned, was unfit as a ration. Other officers who gave their testimony before the court were found also to have neglected what the court conceives to have been their duty in '.his respect, and all are blamed for this failure. But the court does not think further proceedings necessary. BURIAL OFTHE HERO DEAD. Those Brought From Cuba and Porto Rico Laid to Rest. Washington, D. C, May 2. The fol lowing order was Issued at the war de partment: ' "The transport Crook, bearing the re mains of the officers and soldiers who lost their lives In the war with Spain diirlnv th nnerntlons in Hllbft and Porto Rico, which, owing to her limited :apaclty it was impraciicaoie io ciing an her first voyage, has arrived In New York harbor, and the remains win oe imarroH with ritio and fitting ceremonies in the national cemetery at Arlington Va., on Tuesday, May 2, at 11 a. m. rjtf Alrantinn nf the oresldpnt nil of the United States troops serving in the vic inity of Washington, together with the national guard of the District or (. oium bla, will be assembled at Arlington on the date in question io participate in the funeral ceremonies." A train of nine c oaches arrived here today from New York bearing the bod ies of soldiers who died In Cuba and Porto Rtco. The train passed through the city and went on to Rosslyn, where the bodies will be kept until interment is made at Arlington, Thinks Well of Porta Ricans. Washington, D. C, May 3. General Robert P. Kennedy, president of the Insular commission, has returned from his tour of inspection In Porto Rico. Mr. Curtis is the only member of the hoard now absent, and he Is expected by Monday, when a meeting of the board will be held and the preparation of the commission's report begun. Gen eral Kennedy declined to anticipate the probable recommendations of the board, but he spoke euloglstlcally of the peo ple and the soil of Porto Rico, "it Is." he said, "one of the most fertile lands on the globe and the people are calcu lated to become good citizens. They are Industrious, Intelligent and hospitable and loyal to the United States. ' Gen eral Kennedy raid In reply to a ques tlon that he heard very little talk of a territorial form of government for ths Island.