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MOTHER TRUCE FLAG
NEWS PErOHTa BAY AGUINALDO
'ASKS FOR A CONFERENCE.
i To Send Commliflsn to Confer
with 'Americana Movement
Manila, May 14. The Filipinos have
resumed the attempt to induce the
Americans to discuss the situation.
Reyes, a roung lieutenant on the staff
of General Gregorio De Pilar, came to
; General Lawton under a flag of truce.
Be was accompanied by a barefooted
'bugler. The two were escorted to Ma
nila by Captain Sewall of General Law.
ton's stair. Reyes told Major General
Otis that Aguinaldo desired passes for
military commission to come to Ma
nila to confer with the American-Phil.
General Otis replied that passes
would not be necessary, as unarmed
commissioners could enter the Ameri
can lines. He would leave the matter.
he said, In General Lawton's hands.
Lieutenant Reyes returned In the even
ing to Bacolor.
MOVEMENT ON BACOLOR
"Washington. D. C, May 16. Official
Washington is waiting with consider-.
'able anxiety for the result of the move
ment against Bacolor, which has been
begun by the troops under the com
mand of General MacArthur and Gen.
No news of the present location of
the troops or when the assault on the
insurgents encamped at Bacolor may be
expected, has been received br depart
ment officials, and !t is presumed that
the time which has e'ppsed since the
receipt of General Otis' last message
lias been occupied in making the dis
position of the men necessary to pre
vent the escape of the 9.000 Filipinos be
lleved to be entrenched at that point
It had been hoped by this time Gen
eral Lawton would be in the vicinity
of Bacolor, but the operations of his
scouts at Ildefonso would seem to in
dlcate that his headquarters are still
not far from Baling. San Ildefonso is
Just to the north of Massin, about eigb
teen miles to the northeast of Bacolor
and fourteen miles to the eastward of
Mexico, where General Luna's head
quarters are established. No official
advices have been received regarding
the operations of the scouts under Cap
tain Berkheimer, and it is believed in
the absence of such information that
General Otis is awaiting results of the
present movement before making any
Officials familiar with the latest ad.
iVices from General Otla are hopeful
(that by this time General MacArthur
has moved his column so as to occupy
(the railroad connecting Bacolor with
the northern portion of the island. Four
miles separate his headquarters at San
'Fernando and the railroad. With the
wagon route connecting San Fernando
end .Bacolor in his possession and the
railroad occupied by his troops, it will
pe an extremely difficult matter for the
Insurgents' general at Bacolor to retire
twlth his entire army,
I General Otis, it Is expected, will send
gunboats up the numerous streams
traversing the country to the south of
i Bacolor, so that they can effectively
co-operate with General MacArthur
and General Lawton when the attack
on that city Is made,
With the reinforcements sent to Gen
eral MacArthur and to General Law-
jton. the authorities are confident that 01"e company and the United States
Ithese officers will have a sufficient force Glue company of Milwaukee, the De
ite destroy the Insurgent army and cap- lane comMnT of Philadelohla and tha
ture a considerable number of Its mem
bers, and at the same time to make a
(demonstration that will hold General
Luna in check.
' It Is appreciated that the Insurgents
to the south of Manila, for the purpose
of relieving their comrades in the north,
xnay make a demonstration against that
elty, but the authorities feel certain
''that General Otis has a sufficient force
tto repel any attack that may be made.
I Secretary Hay received today a re
port from the Philippine commission
transmitting copies of the proclamation
Issued some weeks ago, setting forth
the purposes of the United States with
respect to the Filipinos. These proc
lamations are printed in Spanish.Tagale
land English, and according to Presi
dent Schurman have been very widely
I distributed. At the time the report was
written Dr. Schurman took a very en
couraging view of the situation.
BATTLE FOR A TOWN
; Manila. P. I., May 1. Twenty Amer
ican scouts under the command of
.Captains Case and Berkheimer. sup
ported by two companies of the Min
nesota and Oregon volunteer regiments,
flanked the insurgents at San Ildefonso
land captured the town. The Filipinos
l were so terrorised that although they
I nred W,M0 rounds of ammunition they
.only slightly wounded one scout. The
(Americans killed one insurgent officer
land wounded six men.
Tne insurgents retreated to- San
Hsfiguel, stx miles northward of Ban
1 Captured records show that 20 per
leant of the opposing Insurgent force
has been killed and wounded since
Lawton's advance began on May' 1.
General Rios, Spain's military repre
sentative here, says the Inhabitants
iof Zasnboeaga, on the island of Mln
.stanao, demanded arms from General
' &4 . Ia. if -f -tiaa ...Inal tit
Ifef of the American forces, but their
jreqaest was refused. I
r !r.,ht nr. o. the
li." .ct. STu.r7wtt2 I
machine guns ana men stolen irom
'? ElrseiiL I
' k aaJtrai were repulsed with great I
ftoaa- rrsaarsl Mooters, a mater of en- I
r nt ESS JELZewns
1 ' rffiTST mrZmmaUUn
GRAIN STRIKE STILL ON.
The "Bcoopere" on the Bis Lakes
are Having Trouble.
Buffalo. N. Y.. Mav 17. From th
present indications it li not likely tha
the question of the appointment
bos scoopers will be readily settled
Contractor Connor says be will not
agree to bosses being chosen by any
one but himself. Messrs. Gowder an
Corrigan were in consultation with Mr
Connor and agreed that the carriers
would not concede anything on thl
point to the strikers.
The receipts of grain have been much
lighter for the last few days because
shippers are withholding their grai
until the scoopers' trouble is settled
Consequently the condition of the har
bor is being relieved, but there are still
over forty boats to be unloaded.
Every coal and ore dock in Buffalo
is now said to be tied up. Saturday
morning seventy men employed at the
Lackawanna coal dock joined the strik
ers and a little later the men at the
3cott ore dock also quit. They num
bered about fifty men.
Several men were sent to Dunkirk.
Erie and other lake ports to Induce un
ion men at those places to refrain from
fueling vessels bound up or down. The
men out number about TOO.
The grain contractor brought In two
carloads of men from the vicinity of
Bradford. Pa., and twenty-six from
Tonawanda were Dut to work, minus a
few who degerted when they learned
that they were to take the places of
IOWANS RETURN FROM ALASKA
Tales of Suffering and No Profits
Skagway. Alaska, May 17.-F. A. H
Fysh and Al Williams reached Dawson
April 16 from Kotzebue sound. Fysh
and Williams formed two of a party of
eighteen who left Iowa last summer
and Joined the big rush which landed
2,000 men on the various rivers of Kot
The party ertabllshed winter quar
ters 300 miles up the Kowak river.
After untold hardships and labor they
decided that there was no gold In the
country. On February 19 Fysh and
Williams struck out over the divide to
the Koyukuk, thence to Dawson, a dls
tance of 1,600 miles.
Mr. Fysh reports that Kotzebue
sound is thickly peopled with an in
telligent race of Indians, closely re
sembllng the Japanese in habits and
physique. The principal diet hereto
fore has been dried salmon, but the
abundance of white man's food last
summer was the cause of laying away
less than half a crop of salmon.
result this winter was that the Illy
nourished natives have been dying oft
He says the opening of the Bering
sea will see the exoaus or me last
white man, and only a scattering of
cabins will mark the scene of one of
the most disastrous gold hunting ex
peditions since Corteas landed -on the
coast of Florida,
PLANS FOR A GLUE TRUST.
This Industrial Combination Is the
Stlckest of Ail.
New York, May 17. Preliminary
plans for the organization of the Amer
ican Glue company were effected in this
city. The new company will have a
capital of J35, 000,000. The corporation
will acquire the plants of the Armour
! company in Chicago, the American
Glue company of Boston, the Diamond
United States Tanners' Glue company,
which controls the output of eastern
tanneries. Plans have already been ar
ranged for the erection of a glue fac
tory at Newark, N. J. The new concern
will also own the glue factory in Mil
waukee, erected recently as a joint en
terprise by Milwaukee tanneries. The
glue stock of the Packing house of Ar
mour Co. has been contracted for for
WHISKY TRUST CAPITALIZATION
Stock Watered 660 per Cent In
vestigation at Washington.
Washington, D.C., May 17. The whis
ky trust was under investigation by the
Industrial commission. Chas. C. Clarke,
a distiller of Peoria, III., was the wit
ness. He outlined the history of all
combinations of distilleries In the Unit
ed States from 1872 to the organisation
of the present so-called trust.
The present organisation Is a combi
nation of the American Spirits Manu
facturing company and the Standard
Distilling and Distributing company.
The two companies co-operate, being
controlled practically by the same own-
Prior to the organisation of the
Standard company the combination had
not been sufficiently strong to hold up
prices, but for the last year, and until
the first of the present month, the ad
ditions made by the Standard company
had had the effect of bringing up prices
to a profitable margin. Within the last
week or two, however, there had been
a reduction below the cost of produc
tion. Two New York Bankrupts.
New Tork, May 17. Tobias, Israel
and Simon Losser, comprising the firm
of Losser Brothers, manufacturers of
ck,thln - !"" " .nk-
ruptcy. with liabilities of m.m. of
wnicn (, is securea.
David Henderson, theatrical mana-
gcr, who lives at the Hotel Lincoln,
this citr. baa filed a netltlon In bank.
npter The ItaMUtk are $130,.
. which tM.tl are unsecured and
NUM partially secured. A large part
of Um dewta wet Incurred la Chicago
a theater there.
WANTS 110 BIG DISPLA
ADMIRAL DEWEY WANTS TO BE
How Dewey will Return Home H
Health Not the Best and Needs
Rest and Quiet.
Manila, May 17. Admiral Dewey wll"
sail for New Tork by way of the Suei
canal on board the United States cruli
er Olympia in about five days. It
expected that the voyage will occupv
about four months.
San Francisco, Cal., May 17. In re
sponse to a message from Mayoi
Phelan asking htm to become the guest
of the coast on his return from Manila.
Admiral Dewey has cabled as follows:
"With sincere thanks, I must declln
the hospitality of the Pacific coast
Condition of my health makes absolute
rest and quiet Imperative."
Admiral Dewey will leave for th
United States as soon as he can ar
range his business there and give full
instructions for the management of th
fleet to his successor. The United Statej
cruiser Olympia, upon which Admlra
Dewey will make the voyage home, will
sail a leisurely trip, stopping at Medl
terranean ports fur some time to glv
the admiral and the officers of the ship
and the crew an opportunity for rest
Like al! the Olympla's company, Admira
Dewey is much run down by his Ion
stay in a tropical port without change
and under the rigid conditions iniiden
to a war footing.
All are delighted at the prospect of
returning home. The officers have had
little shore leave and have been obliged
always to be on shipboard by sundown
The crew have had still less leave an
show the effect of a year on the h
ships. The Olympia will go from Ma
nlla to Hong Kong, where a fortnight
will be spent in transforming the mud
color with which It was painted
white, having up to thlB time been un
able to comply with the department
order to take on white paint. At Hong
Kong the cruiser will be provisioned
for the further journey. Dewey ex
pects to retain his position on thf
United States commission.
Washington, D. C, May 17. Secretary
Long said of the proposition to present
Admiral Dewey with a home:
"The proposed gift of a home to Ad
mlral Dewey is not only a great and
deserved tribute to him, but an expres
sion of the generous gratitude of the
people. It is something in which they
will all wish to share and in which
the widow's mite will be as big as th(
Millionaire's check. Handsome as it
the gift, the spirit that prompts it U
IOWA SOLDIERS MUSTERED OUT
Savannah, Ga., May 1. The Forty
ninth Iowa, Colonel Dows, was muster
ed out here Saturday. The regiment
was routed by the Georgia & Alabama
and Seaboard Air Line, passing Atlanta
Sunday morning and proceeding via
Cincinnati and Chicago to the west
After being paid off the men raided
soda water stands, bread and sausage
wagons In camp, took all the stuff and
urned over the wagons. The police
were called out and many arrests wer
made. The men were hauled to police
barracks in patrol wagons and trolley
cars. The station was packed with
them, and the recorder had to hold
a special court to hear the cases. The
boys were in a joyful mood and took
regular schoolboy fashion to show It.
THOUSANDS OF DEAD SHEEP.
They Were Sheared Too Soon and
Cold Weather Kills Them.
Denver, Colo., May 17. A special from
Price, Utah, says:
There are thousands of head of dead
sheep strewn along the hills and in
the gulches leading into the canons of
the Price river, some twenty-five miles
to the west of here. Flock owners have
been out since the cold snap of tec
days ago getting their herds together
and find the worst condition of affairs
that has existed for many years.
The 70,000 head or more sheared at
Price, and 35,000 at Colton were sent
Into the hills, where there was snow
at the time and where the grazing was
good. Out of 40,000 head owned in Price
there is a loss already accounted for of
over 2. BOO. Herds further back in the
hills will have heavier losses.
BIO COAL STRIKE,
Kansas and Missouri Miners' are
Trying to Force Recognition.
Pittsburg, Kas., May 17. The strike
of coal miners in Western Missouri and
Southwestern Kansas ordered by Na
tional President Michael of the United
Mine Workers' association, to take
place at noon Saturday, was respect,
ed at all camps except Tale, at which
latter, however, the men may yet go
out At a meeting of the Tale miners.
It was shown by a vote of 18 to ISO that
the camp was opposed to the strike that
only called out part of the miners of
JCansaa and Missouri.
Spanish Students on tha War Path
Valladolld, Spain, May 17. A dispute
between a student and a cadet led to
a desperate fight between students oi
the university and cadets on the prom
enade Acere. The students used stlcki
and chairs and the cadets fought wltb
their swords. Tradesmen were obliged
to close their shops during the affray.
The fight was renewed In the evening,
when workmen took the pert of th
students, sweating "Long live the peo
VOLUNTEERS DO THE FIGHTING
Regulars Used as Camp Followers
to Hold Captured Ground.
Battle Creek, Neb., May 17. A late
letter from the Philippines is one writ
ten by John Clark Hoover of company
F, First Nebraska, to bis father,
Private J. D. Hoover of this
place. It is bright and newsy, but
the most impressive feature is the evi
dent feeling of weariness that man!
tests Itself between the lines, notwlih
standing the young soldier's determina
tion not to complain. Although mailed
a month ago. It contains Information
regarding the greatly reduced strength
3f the First Nebraska that has been
but recently given out through official
channels. The letter Is as follows:
Malolos, P. I., April S Father:
wrote you a short note the day we cap
tured Malolos, and we are still here.
Out of the 1,028 men we left Manila
with but 3s5 remain for duty. One hun
dred and fifty-seven were killed or
wounded. The others were taken sick
3T had cold feet.
"Pete (Frank Peterson) was wounded
Curas Is with the transportation quar
termaster. Olsen is with the pack
train. Miller shot off his flng-r some
two months ago. Taylor is In the regi
mental hospital, played dead ut. So
you see I am the only Battle Creek boy
it the front. 1 have been In some
twenty-odd battles and skirmishes
ince we started, and 1 am getting
tired of It. They have the regulars
?ome up and hold the ground the vol
jnteers have won. They won't give
us the proper guns to scrap with, glv-
ng them to the regulars.
"Look at the list of killed and wound
ed. and It tells the story about who
lid the fighting. The South Dakota.
Pennsylvania. Montana, Kan!tis and
Nebraska are the boys. Th Third ar
till'-ry was the only regulars to take an
active part. We will have t") go
against some hard breastworks when
we make an advance.
"Peterson is walking around, ho his
folks need not feel anxious about him,
Taylor will be all right In a few days.
"We are living high, on cMcHen. pork
snd meat nothing too good f"r a fil
3ler. We found a' big wine celllar. ond
before they got a guard over it I had
a canteen full of claret and twelve hot-
ties of champagne.
"Some of the boys have unearthed a.
poo! deal rf mony. One of the hoys
found an 1S04 American dolliir, and
there are only three known to be in
'First Sergeant Vlckers of our com
pany died yesterday from wounds re
ceived in battle. 1 can't soe why the
volunteers have all the fighting to do.
The engineers dug up a modern six
Inch Krupp gun in the streeia of Ma
lolos the other day.
'Muft close, as this pen Is giving
out. Tell all the boys' folks mat .ney
are all right.
'Love to all. J. C. HOOVE R.
A speclalelertlon was held at Mlnden
Saturday to vote upon the proposition
to Issue bonds to aid In the erection of
new school building to take the place
of the one recently destroyed by fire,
and the result was that the bonds car.
Tied by a vote of nearly five to one. It
is proposed to make a high school
building of It, and work will commence
jdst as soon as possible.
At a meeting held at Beatrice, the
relatives' association of company C,
First Nebraska volunteers, decided to
send Rev. C. S. Dudley at once to
Washington to personally intercede
with the president for the withdrawal
of the First Nebraska from the firing
line. He will go on behalf of the en
tire regiment. All company associa
tions of the state are requested to Im
mediately wire certified approval of this
act to C. S. Dudley, Beatrice.
Mayor Lestor of David City Is inau
gurating many unlocked for reforms in
that city since taking the chair. The
first move was to close the back doors
of the saloons on Sunday. It has been
an open secret for some time that any
one who knew how could quench their
thirst on Sunday and the surprise and
disappointed look said to have been on
some faces as they learned the new
order of things was noticeable. The
next along the line of reform was a hint
to the owners of slot machines that the
law would be enforced, and the rapidity
with which slot machines disappeared
T. C. Baker, a wealthy farmer living
one and one-half miles from Sterling,
has been having things stolen from his
barn every few nights for the past two
months. The last thing taken was a
$45 saddle. Without saying a word to
any one Mr. Baker telephoned for the
Lincoln bloodhounds, which came and
were at once taken to the farm. The
dogs got the scent and followed K to
the main traveled road, but were un
able to follow any further. It Is sup.
posed It was loaded Into a wagon and
driven off. The dogs were taken back
nd Mr. Baker is still short his prop-
The six-round fight between Matty
Matthews and Owen Zetgler was de
clared a draw at Chicago.
Despite the rainy weather 10,000 people
Inspected the gunboat Nashville at St.
John E. Sebley, investment broiler,
has filed a petition In bankruptcy. The
total liabilities are 717.6M.
Mr. Herbery Lloyd of Elward Lloyd,
limited, of London, the proprietors of
the Daily Chronicle, Is dead.
On account of the long continued
drouth prayers for rain were said in
every town and village In Koumanla.
The United Presbyterian missionary
convention adopted resolutions at New.
castle. Pa., against the seating of Congressman-elect
Roberts of Utah.
After three defeats Harvard won In
the debate with Tale, held In Cam
bridge, Mass., Saturday. The question
was: "Resolved, the present method of
electing United States senators Is pref
erable to a method of election by pop
CARE FOR ITS OWN DEAD
SOUTH RESPECTFULLY DECLINE
TO YIELD ITS LABOR OP LOVE.
Tha Action Taken by tha United
Confederate Veterans as to Care
of Cravee of Their Dead. I
Charleston, S. C, May 17. With a
tplrlted and at times stormy session.
the ninth annual reunion of the United
Confederate Veterans was brought to
a close Saturday. General J. B. Gor
don, commander-in-chief, and all the
old officers were re-elected. Louisville,
Ky., was chosen as the next place of
meeting, and the question of federal
;are of confederate graves was disposed
of by the adoption of a substitute reso
lutlon which declines the president's
suggestion, except as to those graves
located In the north, and reserving to
the women of the south the 'duty of
raring for the dead of the seceding
states and Maryland. The adoption of
this resolution and the report that ac
companied It brought out considerable
jlscusslon, and at times much confusion
and disorder prevailed.
General Stephen I). Lee presented the
report of the committee on history,
which was unanimously adopted. This
was one of the most important matters
before the convention and the reading
of the report was listened to with rapt
attention. The report alluded to the
war with Spain as a factor in oblHerat.
ing the feeling of sectionalism between
the states and reffrs to the prompt re
sponse of the southern slates for troops
as showing the depth and fervor of
APPLAUD M'KINLEY'S SENTIMENT
Alluding to the question of confed
erate graves, the report says: "The
recent generous words of President Mc-
Klnley, commending the confederate
dead to the nation's care, are the ex
pressions of a sentiment growing every
where, that the dead of the confederate
iolditrs are the glory of the whole coun.
try and that their memory Is worthy of
commemoration wherever brave action
strikes a responsive chord In noble
The committee on resolutions then re.
ported the substitute for the resolution
on the federal care of confederate
graves, recommending the "United Con
federate Veterans record their sincere
appreciation of the utterance of the
president of the United States In At
lanta In December last in recommend
ng the assumption of the care of th
graves of our confederate dead bv the
lational government; that we shall we)
come any legislation which shall resul
n the care of the graves of our confed
erate dead, it recommends the care
of their final resting places Is a sacred
trust, dear to the hearts of southern
women, and we believe we can safely
let it remain there."
W. J. Colquitt of Atlanta was elect
ed commander-in-chief of the Sons of
Confederate Veterans. His only oppo
nent wag Robert E. Lee of Virginia.
The next reunion will be held at
M. Henri Beeque, the dramatic au
thor, is dead at Paris, aged 62 yeais.
The donation of 1250,000 by Andrew
Carnegie to Birmingham university,
England, has been accepted.
W. L. Breed of Cincinnati has been
elected president of the Western Soci
ety for the Prevention of Vice.
The death of General Viscount Ka-
akaml, chief of the headquarters
staff of the Japanese imperial army, is
James P. Crawford, president of the
Terre Haute Iron and Steel company
nd secretary of the Wabash Iron com
pany, died of paralysis.
At the request of the president Gen.
eral Americus V. Rice of Lima, O., will
be appointed purchasing agent of the
Morltx Albert Jacobl, for twenty-five
years president of the Cincinnati Frel
Presse, died of apoplexy Saturday at
his residence In Fort Thomas, O.
At the sixty-seventh annual conven
tion of the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity
t New Tork, President James C. Car
ter and Secretary Colonel Charles E.
Sprague were re-elected.
The American Steel Hoop company of
Pittsburg has just purchased over 100,.
D00 tons of steel for use during the sec.
ond half of the year. It is said the
price will be 125 at the mill.
The National League of Musicians at
Milwaukee elected these officers: Pres
ident, George Nachmann, Baltimore;
secretary, H S. Blessenhert, Indlanap.
oils; treasurer, Charles Melber, Clncln.
Claude Branton was hanged at Eu
gene, Ore., for the murder of John
Linn, a stockman, who lived in Gilliam
county. Branton's accomplice, Court
land Green, confessed and Is now serv
ing a life sentence In prison.
A strike Is threatened by the Brick,
layers' union of New Tork, which de
mands U cents per hour Instead of M
cents, Its present pay. The union hat
7,000 members. Efforts are being mad
to settle the matter without a strike.
A movement la on foot to have south
ern and northern veterans of the civil
war hold a general reunion In St, Lnult
some time In the near future. It li
also suggested that the Sons of Veter
ans of the north and south also meet
there at the same time.
Suit has been brought In the United
Btates court at Philadelphia against th
National Pneumatic Tool company by
Joseph Boyer of St. Louis and the Chi
cago Pneumatic Tool company for In
fringement of patents. The National
Pneumatic Tool company is a new con.
wun nsaoquartera at Phlladel-
A MILLIONAIRE'S VIEWS
Carnegie Elscussas tha Philippine)
Question From Europe)
London, May l.Andrew Carnegie
gave out the following signed state
ment on Imperialism and the political
outlook for the United Btates:
"It gives me pleasure to oblige you
y a statement of the situation in which
I find the imperialistic question here.
I have seen many of the most promi
nent public men now In London whom
I know to have been friends of the
American republic when it. needed
friends. From the highest to the lowest
without exception ihey have met me
with expressions of deep regret that
the republic founded by Washington
and his colleagues upon plans so much
higher than those of sny other state
should have fallen to the level of the
military states of Europe. Some of
these men stood with Bright In the
campaign against the Imperial party
here who longed to strike us down.' 1
repeat that without exception these
men are lamenting the lapse from true
Americanism to this miserable Imper
lallsm. "I have met men of the other class
who struck us when the republic wae
down. Let me give them credit for
i change of their feelings toward Amer
ica. I know them now to De amongst
the foremost advocates of race alliance.
Hut I also know If I were a British
statesman there would be no price I
would not pay for an alliance with
America, no price would be too high for
securing her entrance Into the troubled
waters of the far east, because it Is the
d. sire of all English speaking men that
we should stand together as against
tien not of our race. Nature made blood
thicker than water and an alliance with
aur republic Is now the keynote of Brit
ish policy, and wisely so. But not an
alliance with our present Industrial re
public. Our present war lord makes
himself ridiculous In the eyes of thes
tatesmen with three battleships at his
back and only 40,000 soldiers strutting
like peacocks.as vain and Just as harm
less. No. It is not the present indus
trial republic England wishes to have
as her ally. It Is the republic England
ees America must become if It does
not soon reverse its policy In regard to
the Philippines. We must have a tre
mendous navy and a huge standing
rmy; for Britain judges truly that
Into whatever enterprise the United
States goes it will not be content very
long to play second fiddle. It Is now
inly the cats-paw of England. It could
not maintain Its position for a day In
Manila if England withdrew her august
protection. It is a humiliating position.
It makes my blood boil as 1 speak the
words. A recreant president is the sole
:ause of It. He it was who changed his
mind and demanded the Philippines
against the advice and wishes of moat
of his colleagues. Will the president
be permitted to sacrifice the lives of
our soldiers much longer In futile fffort
to conquer 1.200 Islands that would not
stay conquered if they were beaten T
Such is the position as viewed from,
PR08PECTS OF REPUBLICANS.
"You ask my personal views as to the
future. I answer. President McKlnley
will not be allowed by the managers of
the republican party to continue his
'oily. I believe he has been already in
formed by those whose voice he can
aot disregard that he must stop and
return to American traditions. The
:ountry has no stomach .for victories
ver people fighting for righteous gov
ernment. Reading between the lines it
m seen that he is now veering around.
Had he authorized Otis or directed him
:o grant Aguinaldo the conference the
jitter asked before the war broke out
ill that has happened since would have
seen unnecessary. Today we see his
commission taking every means In Its
Dower to get a conference with Aguln-
ildo and they are not standing on form.
General Otis, as reported by the cables,
itill wants to push on military opera.
Ions, to which President Schurman oo-
lects. The contrast between Otis and
Dewey Is significant. Dewey always re
ports only what has been done. Otis
nas misled the country several times
tboul what he Is going to do. His plan
f campaign was given out with a great
nourishing of trumpets. He was going
to corral the enemy, but so far he haa
been a complete failure. He won skir
mishes, as every One expected, but lost
his campaign. The suppression of the
news from Manila which our repub
lican president enforces would not be
tolerated by monarchical Britons. One
oppressed cable at Manila which came ,
via Hong Kong tells us the Nebraska
regiment Is reduced to 300 men with IW
on the sick list.
"The season approaches when mili
tary operations must cease and the
president no doubt stands aghast at
the grave situation. He Is now report.
ed as about to call an extra session of
congress In a vain effort to relieve him
self of the responsibility. My forecast
Is that the president will get out of the
Philippines and return to American
principles by obtaining a shadowy pro
tectorate In some form and that he will
be able to appear before the republican
convention with the Philippine question
settled, having given them the same
promise of Independence he gave Cuba,
and that our party will then carry tha
presidential election. If he approach
ed the country with the war In the
Philippines unsettled It Is Improbable
he will get even the nomination. The
weight would be too great to carry.
This, however, he probably thinks al
ready secured, but hi election would
then be another story If the democraUe
party were to drop silver and come out
for Americanism. If the Issue Is pre
sented to the people as bet warn the
principles of Washington ar MeXialey
there Is no doubt of the result Oar
party would be beaten, aaa I mm la
"There, you have tempted sa late
prophecy a linaiim fesssskss.'
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