Custer County Republican. (Broken Bow, Neb.) 1882-1921, May 04, 1899, Image 6
COSTER CODNTY REPUBLICAN 1) . M. AM9U1CHHY , VublUhor. BBOKKN BOW , NE11II ASKA. : NEBRASKA NEWS. The GlnrKB uonril or trustees decided not to accept tlio waterworks system In Its present condition , It clulniH that the plan Is not in compllnnce with the contract. While the family of Jacob Shlvely of Falrfleld were at church , sticnk thieves effected an entrance by forcing a door and got away with about $150 worth of money and jewelry. The governor has been requested to name delegates to the tenth session of the Trans-Mississippi Commercial con gress , which meets at Wichita May 31 and Juno 1 , 2 and 3 of this year. The annual moctlni ; of the Western Nebraska Stock Growers' association will be hold on 'May ' 9 next at Alli ance. The subject of Inspection will como up for settlement at this meet ing , and It is desired that there hu a full attendance. Citizens of Hoatrlco arc sony to learn of the wounding of A. S. Wads- worth , second lieutenant of company B. Mr. Wadswortb left that city as a private of company O when the war brroko out , but has been promoted during his career as a soldier. A llttlo son of C. II. Altlrlch of Dav id City swallowed the contents of a bottle of cough syrup IIMU had a close call for his life. A physician was Im mediately called , and after a few hours' skillful treatment the llttlo fol low was pronounced out of danger. James O. West , of Grand Island , Neb. , who has been appointed deputy collector of customs at Manila under Lieutenant Colonel Colton ot the First Nebraska volunteers left for San Francisco with orders to sail as soon as possible. The position is worth about ? 3,500 ppr year. John Miller , living north of Exeter , while ftfffrbwlng with four horses , no ticed his pigs over at his nlghbor's. Tlelng his horses to a wire fence ho wont to drive them homo , and while gone the horses got loose and started to run with the harrow and before ho could return one horse was killed and another badly cut up. The motion for a new trial In the Argabrlght case was oven tiled by Judge Litton at Auburn and Arga brlght was sentenced to n'inoty-nlno years In the penitentiary. The ca o will bo taken to the supreme court , as there is great dissatisfaction relative to the manner in which the case was conducted by the prosecution. When the announcement came from Fort 'Nlobrnru ' to Valentino that Col onel Stotscnberg of the First Nebras ka liml fallen In battle tno Grand Ar my of the Republic Hag was hoisted at half mast , followed by the ono over the high school building and but a short time elapsed before Ilags at half mast were seen floating from most of the business houses , which remained so for the day. Of the twenty-two boys who enlist ed from St. Edward In the First Ne braska regiment two were discharged from duty at Honolulu , Lieutenant Slsson killed and seven are- now in the hospital suffering from wounds. The last ono reported was Ell Slsson , son j , of Mr , and Mrs. II. P. Sisson , cousin ; of Lieutenant L. E. Slsson , who has * V many friends that hope his wounds VI will not provo serious. I Vr Every day from twonty-flvo to fifty laborers arc carried out of Omaha for r railroad work in western Nebraska and Wyoming , but that is only the foorunnor of the movement which will begin the first of next month. The pro prietor of ono of the labor agencies In that city says that lie alone will send between fiOO and UOO men every week after May 1. These laborers are sent to different localities where railroad construction is under way. State Senator Newell of Cass county was in Lincoln last week In company with T. B. Parnmleo of Plattsmouth. They were on route homo from a visit to Marquette in Hamilton county , where they have a largo cattle ranch. They own 1,380 acres out there and nro feeding 350 head of cattle. Part of the grain for the stock Is raised on the ranch , about 300 acres being under cultivation. They had the Hamilton county j-anch In operation about flvo years , and it has thus far proved very profitable. Settlement for the month of March with the patrons of the Schuyler Creamery company occurred last week , the thirty-live patrons of the company receiving a total of $1,081.90 for 175- 998 pounds of milk skimmed at Schuy ler and other stations , as follows : Schuylor , 50,613 ; Octavla13,922 ; Sta tion No. 2 , 40,534 and Station No. 3 , 34.U24 , which netted a gain of 21,204 pounds over February. The average test was 3.97 ; butter fat produced , C080.C , which was paid for at the rate of 15V& cents per sound. Adjutant General Carry has receiv ed copies of orders Issued by the war department directing the honorable discharge of tlio following Nebraska soldiers , all being from the First reg iment : Quartermaster Sergeant George W. Bemls , Privates Louis Frlez , com pany A ; William A. Coon , Jesse L. Farllng , Edward M. Schoop , George W. Wilson , company B ; John Ander son , Lewis M. Gable , Norman C. Grif fith , William Johnson , Charles F. Run- yon , George M. Thompson , Henry W. Westbrook , company C ; Fred Carver , company K ; James W. Chovront , com pany C ; Thomas James , company B. These soldiers were mustered out at San Francisco and wore allowed travel pay to como homo from there. Gordon has the crack hunter of the entire state. Fad Hoywood a few days ago , shot , killed and brought homo five wild gecso , the result of ono shot. Now , can any other geese hunt er in the state beat or oven equal this record ? Don't all "squack" nt once. Sheriff Byrnes of Plulte county , re turned from Glenwood , la. , bringing with him George Hayden , wanted hero for burglary committed last Novem ber. Jack Hayes , his pal , who waa caugh't at the time , was tried in the district court nnd given three years in the penitentiary. Hayden was posi tively identified nnd concluded to como without requisition papers. rirnl ItPKlinrnl May Itrltirn. Friends of the First Nebraska regi ment hnvo been ( insured that the regi ment will bo returned to the United States within a few days. Whether It will bo possible for the war depart- Finc-nt to spare the regiment Immedi ately Is doubted by many. Brad P. Conlr f ' - ' " < J iPi OI l" ° following iPttcrH from President Mc- Klnloy's private Becrctary nnd Assist ant Secretary of War Melklejohn , which Indicate that the regiment may sail fo : homo May 5 : Executive Mansion , Washington. Mr. Brad P. Cook , Lincoln , Neb. : My Dear Sir I beg leave to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 15th lust. , with enclosure , and to Bay that it was promptly brought to the atten tion of the president. Very truly yours. GEORGE B. CORTELYOU , Assistant Secretary to the President. War Department , Office of the As sistant Secretary , Washington. Mr. Brad P. Cook , Lincoln , Neb. Dear Sir : I am Just In receipt of your letter - tor of the 15th lust. , enclosing copy of a resolution addressed to the presi dent , adopted by the relatives nnd frlondo of the First Nebraska volun teers , and have very carefully noted the contents of same. In reply I take pleasure In advising you that cable advices Just received from General OIlB are to the effort that tlio return of the voluntpprs will commence about J..ay C and will continue ns rapidly ns tno accommodations of the transport service permit. I earnestly hope that this action of General Otis will servo In sonic meas ure to allay thp natural anxiety which iho relatlvcfl and frlenda of the No- jraska boys feel as to their return , and lorhaps the statement of General Otis o the pffeot that the health and spirits of the troops are good will also have n ondency In the Bamo direction. I trust that my IntercBt In the wcl- 'nro of the Nebraska regiment IB not est Bight of In the earnest dcslro for IB return to civil life. No efforts of mine have been spared o aid the troops In any way within he power of the government , nnd It would have pleased mo as much as anyone bad It been possible to have ordered the return of these troops some .lino ago , In response to the earnest qollcltntlons which have emanated rom the parents and friends of these boys. I trust , however , that the prospect of their early return will bo Batisfac- .orily regarded. Very respectfully , G. D. MEIKLEJOHN , Assistant Secretary of War. Land Troubles In tlio Northwest. There la being developed a condition of affairs In the grazing region of the northwest part of the state that , ac cording to rumors from that section , portend serious conflicts between the ) resent occupiers of government lands and others who are preparing to assert what they contend are better rights to them. In the grazing portion of the state which is sparsely settled there are argo bodies of government land which uivo not been taken up under the lomcstcad or other acts which permit settlers to obtain tltlo from the gov ernment. This land Is nevertheless valuable to the owners of herds of cat- : Io and the luxuriant grass upon It IB turned Into dollars through the me- llum of the cattle that are fattened .hero every year. The cattlemen do not own this land ind no one else has cared to purchase t. The lines defining the ranges are ) retty well defined and the rule that no ono will trespass on another's range irovlously occupied by him , is well cs- : abllshed. Tnus tlio use of the graz- ng ground is by unwritten law of the range , made the property of the par- .iculur ranchman almost as much ns f he had purchased It and held a writ ten title to it. Two years ago the national congress [ > assed a law making certain provis- ons concerning lands belonging to the government which are included In the zone known as the semi-arid region , where irrigation and other devices for : ho distributing and saving and stor- , ng the water from streams are utiliz ed to assist in the raising of crops or providing domestic animals ns well as men with water for ordinary domestic purposes. Ono of the provisions of this law Is that whenever a person or cor poration builds or constructs a reser voir on or near this unsold govern ment land In the Irrigation region , that so much of this land shall bo sot apart and the constructor of the reservoir shall have the right to use it. The amount of land that a company or person may tnko possession of Is dependent upon tlio size of the res ervoir , Us capacity to hold water and supply the surrounding land with the necessary element for human liveli hood. The reservoir men do not get a tltlo from the government to the land/ they simply have the sanction of the law for their occupation and uso. Recently there have been several companies formed for the purpose of building reservoirs In the grazing sec tion ot Nebraska and filing made for the use of largo bodies of this govern ment land. The promoters of these companies arc said to be principally eastern people , but Nebraska citizens are also in this business. The point where the trouble Is likely to arise is when these claimants to the right to use the land try to oust the ( ranchmen \\1io have heretofore held it. The prospect for conflicts of this sort nro said to bo more than like ly nnd if the reports that are coming In to the state capital of the fooling among the old possessors are not ex- aggrcgated this docs not seem to bo far from wrong. Weaver's livery barn in Schuyler , burned to the ground. The Hro broke out about 3 o'clock and In less than thirty minutes was completely con sumed. Twenty head of horses were burned , besides twelve carriages and a lot of harness and other parapherna lia. Gibson & Fiddles had the barn rented and owned most of the contents. Messrs. Flynn , Slxta , Grnssman and Nolhart lost flvo horses and buggies which wore kept In the barns. The total loss Is about ? G,500 , of which Weaver's Is about $3,000 on buildings and the balance Is a loss on personal property within the barn. BUSY DORMI MB Otis Improves Lull In Fighting to Strengthen Position. REPAIRS BRIDOrs AND TRENCHES Niitlvr * Are Cheerful Oxer I'roupccdi of HottmiliiK 1'itiico 1'lllplinm Auk UN "Would You I'ltflit Whllo W Are IU- ciiMliitf I'cnni ? " A SllRht HUlrinUli With tlio MANILA , May 1. Whllo It Is the general expectation among Americana that the Filipino emissaries will re turn with revised proposals from Gen eral Antonio Luna , Major General Otis Is not letting this prospect Inter fere with his preparations for pushing the war. Yesterday he ordered Major General Lnwton to return to Angat , a few miles northwest of Norzngarav , and not to advance aggressively while the negotiations werepending. . Gen eral MacArthur Is apparently acting on the same policy , but he Is repairing bridges and strengthening the lines of his force , which Is stretched out with a four-in llo front , and within a quarter of a mile of the enemy. The possibilities of peace are gratifying 10 a great majority of the army , wht.jh lias regarded the war ns an unpleas ant duty that must bo performed ac cording to American traditions. Manila IH cheerful over the pros pect of a return of normal life , though : hero are skeptics who remark that a truce would enable the Insurgents to rest until the rainy season , upon which they have been depending ns nn im portant aid. The prisoners report that there are 75,000 refugees north of San Fernan do. This is not Impossible , consider ing the thickly populated region which the Americans have cleared. It seems also that smallpox is spreading among : hcm. The so-called Filipino congress will meet nt San Fernando tomorrow. When Dean C. Worcester of the United States Philippine commission , who accompanied the Filipino emis saries from Calumplt , said to Colonel Manuel Arguellcs that the Americans \vcro under no obligations to refrni.i from fighting , the Filipino officer said : "Would you fight while wo are dis cussing terms of peace ? " Mr. Worcester responded with the suggestion that an armistice would give the Filipino leaders time to es cape. "My God , where would we escape to ? " the Filipino exclaimed , referring In this to 'menacing ' hostile tribes be hind the Filipino line. Colonel Arguellcs told the corre spondent of the AsRoclated Press that ho was much disappointed In the re sults of his mission. Ho said also that Agulnaldo expected Calumplt to bo the cemetery of tlio American army. Lieutenant Colonel Wallace of the First Montana regiment , Major Adams and Major Shields , who slept on Fri day night In General Luna's camp , where they wont to Inform the Filipinos pines that their envoys would return In safety , found the Filipino com mander cordial , tlio Filipino troops re moving their hats as the Americans passed. The Filipinos complained to them that the Americans used explosive bullets , which Is not the fact. The American officers retorted that tl o copper shells used by the Filipinos are worse than explosive bullets. General Luna said ho regretted being obliged to kill Americans , but that was his business. General Wheaton entertained Colonel nel Argiiolles and Lieutenant Jose Bornal and provided them with horsi-s to return to their camp. In the course of the conference yes terday , Jacob Schurmann , chairmun of the United States commission , tel 1 Colonel Arguelles that if the Insur gents would lay down their arms he and his colleagues of the commission would consult them regarding tl.e plan of government to bo submitted to President McKinley. Ho said he would not promise that all their sug gestions would bo adopted , but he could assure them that there would bo a presumption in favor of their sug gestions , adding that the commission ers would be especially desirous of satisfying the legitimate aspirations of the Filipinos. When Colonel Arguelles protested that unconditional surrender would bo humiliating , Mr. Schurmann re plied : "There would bo no humilia tion in treating our brother Filipinos ns General Grant treated our brotlur Americana at Appomattox. " Mr. Schurmann said yesterday to the correspondent of the Associated Press : "I believe Colonel Arguelles Is per sonally Hint-ore nd honest , though I have no means of ascertaining the sen timents and alms of the authorities behind him. The Filipino people , pee ple , like other Asiatic peoples , have no trust In more words , without force be hind them , but with force I consider a conciliatory spirit o the utmost im portance. " ItiiHh for IHi' V.unilH. DENVER , Col. , May 1. About 500 homcseeker8 who desire to locate In the Ute reservation are already hero and more are coming dally. The rule allowing settlers to go upon the sur veyed lands and make their selections in advance of the opening obviates much of the trouble experienced at previous openings. The only rush for these lands will bo at the land office. Settlers desiring claims on the unsur- veyed portion are allowed to examine the country In advance , but must re- tlmo from It before noon , May 4. At that hour they may line up and make a run for the claims that they have selected. They have ninety days In which to file on these claims. .Miidnmn In u Tlmttro. MADRID , Maay 1. At the Comedy theater Friday night where the queen regent and Infanta Isabel were pres ent , a man dressed like an American was obesrved walking up and down the corridor with a dagger protruding from his pocket. On arrest a load'-d revolver was also found. Ho gave an incoherent explanation. A card was found with the name Patricia Char- mon , a military veterinary surgeon. It is believed lie is mad. ADVANCE ON IYIALOLOS. .Mr. llarrlaon ( Irny Irlln of the Advance on ( ho ItrhclA'M Cupllat , SAN FRANCISCO , May 1. Released from quarantine today , Brigadier Gen- Ll"Xlm\tiMhrt ! ( < lKi KlgTiCon the transport Sherman , Is a happy man at being again at home. This veteran of tllrco wars Is n civilian In time of peace and as soon as ho foresaw the termination of hostilities with the fall of Mnlolos ho asked to bo allowed to resign. Ho expects to leave for Los Angeles tomorrow and will at once as sume his position as editor In chief of the Los Angeles Times. Ho was Interviewed today by n reporter of the Associated Press. Speaking of the po sition bold by his brigade during the campaign , General Otis said : "In the advance upon Mnlolos , begun at day light , March 25 , my brigade constitut ed the center of the general line and Us orders were to pierce the enemy's center , which was done the same day. After this movement was under way the First brigade advanced west of the railway track , running north , nnd at right angles to It , while the Second brigade advanced abreast on the east side of the same track. The usual reg imental formation adopted In all thp movements In line of battle was to post two battalions on the firing line , with one battalion In support. " "In the advance upon Malolos , how was your main line constituted ? " "I have already described Its forma tion. If you will examine the map of the region It will perhaps make tlio respective positions of the .two divis ions of the Eighth army corps clearer to you. ho First division , with the ex ception of Wheaton's brigade , was on the south of the Paslg ; the Second di vision nnd Wheaton's brigade were north of that river. "The Malolos assault , as a whole , was made by the Second division , Ma- | or General MacArthur commanding , supported by Wheaton's brigade ( the Third ) of Lawton's First divison. The entire column was strengthened by the livlslonal artillery , made up of regu lation field pieces. Hotchklss cannon nnd a vicious little rapid-fire gun. All : ho guns were manned by men from Dyer's Sixth United States artillery and Young's battalion of Utah light artillery , under their respective offi cers. A squadron of the Fourth Unit ed States cavalry was tlio only mount ed force in the column , [ 'art of the regular cavalry was mounted on big liorscs , the remainder on ponies. * "Our general infantry advance was a long , superb sweep northward by a thin line of troops In extended order of battle , deployed so as to cover near ly the entire country between the bay of Manila on the west and San Juan on the east. "To go back a llttlo , the movement began at 5:30 : a. m. of March 25 , with Hale's advance on the near right. Hla movement was taken up nt C a. m. by my brigade on the center. Wheaton , with the left , advanced later. "On account of the boldness of the enemy on his left , General Hall was kept busy there and did not advance with the general line. He had been di rected by the corps commander to se cure the safety of our extreme right , also the road beyond the peradventure of a doubt. "The fighting itself well , I cannot , go Into that In detail ; it would re quire much space. There is no trou ble about the fighting on our side. Make a fairly good plan of battle , send : he soldiers in under their officers , hold them well in hand , give them good rifles and keep them supplied with plenty of ammunition , maintain strict lire discipline , show them the enemy's position and the men will do the rest. "Tho nameless man behind the gun and the all too obscure line oflicer liavo far more to do with the winning of victories than many poorly inform ed civilians seem to understand. " "The start how was it made ? " "The first advance was partly through the opening across rice fields and cleared ground , partly through timber and underbrush , across marsh , lagoons , dry barras and streams of carying degrees of depth. The river Tullahan was passed by the Third artillery and the Twentieth Kansas of my brigade , while yet the day was young and by the First Mon tana later on. The enemy's center had been pierced. And then the victorious march continued right along , day after day , until Malolos was reached The rivers were crossed by the Infartry. either by fording or on Improvised rafts or temporary bridges ; the ar tillery and supply trains passed the streams on the railway bridges , which the enemy could not burn and had been unable to blow up for want of time , because his burning parties had been chased off promptly by our troops. Be sides the stream lagcons and marshes that had to be crossed or flanked , bamboo thickets , dense banana forcbts and difficult Htretcbes of tangled i-h. p- parral must be penetrated and cleared under lire. by Storm and Flro COLERIDGE , NEB , May 1. A prai rie fire , burning in the hay flats along the northern tier of counties of Ne braska , ten miles from this place , yes terday aftPrnoon , passed over into the track of the tornado , and was swept with the sppcd of the wind diagonally across the county for twenty-live miles destroying everything in its path. The only lives lost , so far as known , were those of Mrs. Rolla Livingston and her five-year-old boy.Tho woman saw the fire comVig and ran to a pis- ture to release the family stock. The hey followed her. Both were knocked down by the terrified animals. The fire passed over them before they could get out of the way. The body of the boy was almost consumed and Mrs. Livingston lived but a few hours. A great many cattle were overtak en and burned. A largo number ot farm houses wore destroyed and the families escaped by seeking refuge be yond thp track of the flames. The path of tlio flro was nearly one mile wide. ICIdtlni ; by Strlk rn. SPOKANE , Wash. May 1. A Ward- ncr , Idaho , special to the Spokesman- Review says : Wardnor has been the socno of the worst riots since the dead ly labor war of 1S92. One man Is dead , another is thought to bo mortally wounded and property value-1 at ? 250- 000 has been destroyed by giant uow- der nnd fire. ENDOFTHEMW This Is the Bollef Prevalent AGUINALDO APPEARS IN EARNEST I'artlm Sent Within Our MUCH to Boo Wlmt ArrniiKomciitft Can llo Mnilo J'OokltiK to n C'cRintlon of Hostilities Lint Ditch Undoubtedly Hunch cd by the WASHINGTON , April 29. The end of the Filipino insurrection is in sight , in the opinion of army and navy offi- clals. A telegram received from General - oral Otis announced that Agulnaldo had taken what Is regarded as the first step toward surrendering , namely , re questing a cessation of hostilities. Secretary - rotary Alger said , as the department closed , that , while it could not be said that peace was assured , ho regarded the prospects as of the brightest and felt confident that the end of the insur rection was near. To his mind there would bo a repetition of the nego tiations which were had before Santi ago. The secretary left Washington tonight for a tun'days' trip in the west , and It gave him great satisfac tion to leave affairs in such promising shape. Everybody Is praising the volun teers , a marked change in the senti ment expressed a few days ago , when it was understood that the same men were pleading to bo brought home. Colonel Funston came in for the most commendation , even the regular offi cers taking note with admiration of the fact that his achievements were all strictly within the line of plans laid down for him by his superior officer , General Wheaton. General Corbin said that every vol unteer who participated In the fight ing In the Philippines since peace was declared should have a medal of honor. By the terms of their enlistments they were entitled to withdraw from the service , but they had remained volun tarily , performing more than was re quired of them , which was more than the ordinary duty of a soldier. It is expected that tomorrow there will be further negotiations with the Insurgent representatives. While the hope Is expressed that our commission will not hold out for terms so severe as to lead to a renewal of the fighting or the withdrawal of the insurgents to another stronghold further north , It Is realized that Otis must exercise care to make sure they do not in bad faith take advantage of the opportunity af forded by a suspension of hostilities to secure whatever of benefit to them selves may come from the rapidly approaching rainy season. Campaign ing on the part of the Americans will be almost impossible at that time. However , it is believed that Agulnaldo is now really In earnest and that his solo effort Is to shift responsibility for the surrender to the Filipino con gress. Adjutant General Corbin says the Filipino peace overtures will not bring about any change of plan in this country as to forwarding of ships , supplies and troops to the Philippines. Transports are about to sail from San Francisco and a considerable number of troops are under orders to proceed to Manila. It is said at the navy department that the developments of the day make it improbable that the Iowa will be sent to Manila , according to the origi nal program. In view of the state of affairs in China , howpvpr. thp Ameri can fleet on the Asiatic station will be kept at a high standard. Jury Acquits Mr * OoorRe. CANTON , O. , April 29. The jury In the George case brought in a verdict of not guilty. Mrs. George entered the court room at 10:35. : She was ac companied by her sister , Mrs. St. Clalr and Mrs. Milllgan , a friend. Before the verdict was read the court cautioned the audience tnat there must bo no demonstration. In spite of that there were loud cheers as the clerk read the verdict of "not guilty. " A score of women rushed to Mrs. George and shook her hand. Congratulations were also extended to her attorneys. Mrs. George worked her way to the jury box , took each juryman by the hand and gave them a word and a nod of thanks. Then the court said she was discharged and released the jury. The jury was out just twenty-thrpe hours and forty-flvn mlnutps , nnd dur ing that time twenty-two ballots were cast , h olnterval between these bal lots was spent in reviewing the testi mony and discussing its various phases. After the jury reported , it was said that the first or preliminary ballot showed four jurymen favoring a verdict of guilty in the first degree and eight jurymen for a verdict of not guilty and acquittal. The last ballot was a unanimous vote of uio twelve knen of not guilty. A number of congratulatory tele grams were delivered to her. To n re porter of the Associated Press she said she would go to her old homo in Hannoverton tomorrow and visit her mother , Mrs. Lucinda Ehrhart , for a few days. Then she would return to Canton to gather up her belongings and arrange for the future. As to the future she said sue had no definite plans as yet. She has been invited to go to the seaside on an extended vaca- cation during tno summer , and she would probably accept the invitation. Froftlclmt Thinks tlio soldlorfi. PHILADELPHIA , April 29. Imme- u.atoly upon receiving from Washing ton the dispatch of General Otis , Pres ident McKinley sent the following message of congratulation and thanks to the soldiers In the Philippines : "PHILADELPHIA , April 28. To Otis , Manila : Your message announc ing the achievements of MacArthur's division and the proposal by the insur gents of suspension of hostilities most gratifying. Convey to ofllcors and men heartfelt congratulations and gratitude for their signal gallantry and triumph. "WILLIAM M'KINLEY. " A PEACEFUL OUTLOOK. Indication * that the InniirRGtitft me About to ( llru Up. WASHINGTON , April 29. General * Otis ielflw..B1"vm\.t-\iie ciAmmmciing general of the Insurgents has receiv ed from the insurgent government di rections to suspend hostilities pending negotiations for the termination of the war and the Insuprgent staff officers arc now on the way to Manila for that purpose. The text of General Otis' dispatch follows : MANILA , April 29. Adjutant Gen eral , Washington : After tailing Ca- lumplt , MacArthur's division crossed the lllo Grande river In the face of great obstacles , driving the concen trated forces of the enemy back on the railroad two miles. MacArthur re ports that passage of the river was a. remarkable military achievement , the success of which was duo to the dar ing skill and determination of Col onel Funston , under the discriminat ing control of General Wheaton. Cas ualties slight , number not yet ascer tained. This morning chief of staff from commanding general of Insurgent forc es entered our lines to express admi ration of the wonderful feat of the American army in forcing the passage of the river , whlcn was thought 1m- posssible. Staff oflicer reports that In surgent commanding general has re ceived from insurgent government di rections to suspend hostilities pending negotiations for the termination of the war. Staff officer with party Is now enroute to Manila and will soon arrive. Lawton's forces well in hand in vicin ity of Angat , cast of Calumplt , where he is waiting supplies to bo sent to morrow. Yesterday morning force of 1,500 insurgents attacked troops at Tagulg ; driven back by Washington j regiment. Our loss two killed , twelve wounded. The dispatch from General Otis was immediately telegraphed to President McKinley at Philadelphia. The offi cials of the w > r department all believe that the hostilities are about conclud ed. ed.MANILA MANILA , April 29. The Filipino rdvances for peace have been fruitless. Colonel Manuel Argulese and Lieuten ant Jose Bernal , who came into Gener al MacArthur's lines under a flag of truce , told General Otis that they were representatives of General Luna , who had been requested by Agulnaldo to ask General Otis for a cessation of hos tilltles in order to allow time for the summoning of the Filipino congress , which body would decide whether the people wanted pence. General Otis replied that no did not recognize the existence of a Filipino government. CoTiiinrrcliil Tics Tlutt Hind. LONDON , April 29. Robert P. Porter ter , who was the principal guest of the White Friar's club tonight , respond ing to a toast , "The Anglo-Saxon Brotherhood , " dwelt upon the ever-In creasing commercial ties binding the United States to Great Britain , ties which he said would be still further improved by the fact that the tariffs o America's new dependencies would bo patterned after England's open-door. In the course of his remarks Mr. Porter ter said that during his recent visit to Germany he had tried to make it understood that Germany would profit as well as England , by manufacturing America raw materials In this con nection he observed that despite recent events the United States was in close sympathy with Germany. Nebraska Cnimo of It All. ST. LOUIS , April 29 According tci the best information the storm which caused so , much loss of life and de struction of property in nortnern Mis souri originated In Nebraska. Ita course was southwest , through western Iowa to the Missouri state line , thence through Harrison , Grundy , Sullivan , Linn , Macon , Shelby and Marion , north and west through Lewis , Knox , Adalr , Sullivan and Putnam counties. When the storm retraced its course it was almost parallel with the other track traversed , and it was then that Kirks- villle and Newtown were struck. As far as known KIrksville , New- town and Lancaster , Mo. , are the only towns that felt the full force of th < storm. An Onicltil Tlst. WASHINGOTN , April 29. An offi cial list of the different departments of the army under the war department has been issued. It shows no changes , save those recently made In Cuba. Tex as is not established as a separate department - partment , but remains In the depart * ment of the gulf , with headquarters at Atlanta , under command of Colonel R. . Frank , First artillery. The depart ments of California nnd the Columbia * * arc under General Shaftor ; thp Colorado rado and Missouri , General Henry C. Morrlam ; Dakota , General Wade ; the east , General Merrit. The commanders of the departments are the same aa previously announced. Spain ICcady for Her Pay. WASHINGTON , April 29. Secretary Hay this afternoon was lotifled by the French ambassador that Spain would accept , through him , the $20,000,000 to be paid under the treaty of peace for the Philippines. The payment will ho made to the ambassador as soon as thq president returns. of thn Ml noiirl Cyclnnn , KIRKSVILLE. Mo. , April 29. The latest details of last night's tornado st.ow that the list of known dead has been raised to forty-nine by the Iden tification of twenty-four more bodies. As the night advanced the number of Injured was also considerably increas ed. Days must pass before a complete list of casualties can be secured and before tlio real extent of the damage to prop erty can be known. Work on Ilurlliigton KxtmiRlnn. CHEYENNE , Wyo. , April 29. A special to the Cheyenne Tribune from Wbeatland states that GOO teams nro at work in western Nebraska on the Burlington's Wyoming extension. The grade will bo completed from Alliance , Neb. , to Fort Laramle. Wyo. , within four weeks. Burlington right of way men have purchased the right of way for the new road to a point fifteen rallps west of Fort Laramie.