Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 13, 1899)
The "Model Tov/n" on Lake Calu
met Surrendered to Chicago ,
A WILD PRAIRIE 20 YEARS AGO.
A Vlllafro Unlit on the Paternal Plan of
I'cirJallsm No Jio.sldout Could Own
Jloat Property Tiiuro The Public
iuildingi to llo Sold.
CHICAGO , Jan. 9. The decision of the
Illinois supreme court , makingI'nli -
min : a part of the city of Chicago has
been accepted by the attorneys of the
Fullinair-Palaec Car company. Attor
ney General Aikcn , in a few days , will
go before a judge of the Cook county
circuit court and ask that the decree
bo entered , which will divorce the cor
poration of the town of Pullman inso
far as it is directly connected with the
Tina will end the dream of George
1\I. Pullman. It was he who planned
in the town he named for himself a
feudal institution in America. The
churches , the schools , the hotel , the
public hall , the market house , the
public library and 2.00J brick dwell
ings , all part of his great ambition , all
will be sold by auction to the highest
bidders. The" Pullman Iron and Steel
company will bo reorganized. The
brick works will pass from the control
of the company. Chicago will assume
charge of the streets of Pullman as
well as the water works. It is hoped
that , in the sale of the dwelling
houses , the car company employes may
buy them. Up to the present time no
one except the Pullman company it
self could own real property in the
It is more than twenty years sines
Pullman bought 3,090 acres of prarie
land on the shore of Lake Calumet ,
about eighteen miles from the heart
of Chicago. Before building a house
§ 300,000 was spent [ in improving the
townsitc. Boulevards with solid road
beds were constructed , lawns and
flower beds were laid out and trees
planted along the streets. All the
buildings in Pullman are of brick and
stone and are of architectural value. In
addition to the public buildings , there
are 'electric street railways , gas and
electric light plantsani a sewage sys
tem. But all of this is owned by Pull
man and ib was the dream of the town's
founder that tilings should always re
main as he had thus planned them. He
could not foresee , however , when ha
bought the wild prarie land how Chicago
cage would grow about his ideal town.
The town of Pullman has been de
scribed as a prison by thosa who op
posed the scheme of paternalism.
There is not a newspaper published
there , the churches are under corpora
tion management , there are no mer
chants , no dealers in anything , who
are not in the employ of the Pullmans.
There are thoss who contend that the
great A. R. U. strike of 1894 was
brought about purely as a protest
against the dependent conditions in
However great a change will come
with the surrender to Chicago , it is be
lieved that it will ba welcomed by the
mechanics who could neyer hopa to
own the houses within which they
LUDLOW WANTS THEIR ARMS ,
I i a Proclamation People of Havana
Are Urged to CSlvo Up Weapons.
HAVANA , Jan. 9. General Ludlow ,
the military commander of the district -
, trict of Havana city , has issued the
following proclamation lo citizeus :
"It is known that large quantities of
arms and ammunition are in store at
numerous places in this city , greatly in
excess of any possible requirements.
These accumulations are the result
of the war conditions which have ex
isted for three years and , now that
the city is in a condition of profound
psacc and no member of the commun
ity has any requirement for deadly
weapons of the character indicated , it
is evidence at once of good faith and
patriotism to dispense with their reten
tion. Actuated by these fec'lings many
citizens have forseveral days past
been voluntarily turning in these
arms and have requested the United
States authorities to receive them.
Castle La Punta has been designated
as an armory for their deposit and re
ceipts are given for the weapons
turned in. "
By the same proclamation physi-
sians are required to report infe cbious
diseases and saloons and restaurants
are allowed to be open until midnight ,
instead of till 11 o'clock. To rcleave
buffering and stop professional beg
gary the guards patrolling the streets
are to take notice of cases of illness and
destitution , with the locality of the
streei and the number , and emergency
rations will be issued. In cases of ill
ness special food will be supplied by
METAL PRODUCTS IN 1898 ,
An Increase , In tlio Aggregate , of lUoro
NKW YOUK , Jan. 9. The Engineer
ing and Mining Journal , in its issue
to-day presents a full statement of the
mineral and metal production of the
United States for 1-803. From the sta
tistics collected it appears that the to
tal production was 5752,927,017 , an
increase of S . " ) ,009,723 , over the pre
vious year. Of this total the output
of gold was 864,200,000 , an increase for
the year of 55,500,000. Of silver the
production was 04,000,000 ounces , the
largest ever reported , with the excep
tion of the year 1392. Figures collect
ed show that the total production of
gold in the world in 1893 was S28G-
218,951 , an increase of $483SSG,493 over
the previous year.
MR , BUTLER DIDN'T MEAN IT ,
The Confederate Pension Talk nn Viewed
by Senator Alien of Nebraska.
WASHINGTON , Jan. 9. When the
Senate convened to-day Mr. Pasco of
Florida presented a memorial from a
camp of Confederate veterans at
Ocala , Fla. , protesting against the
adoption of the proposition of Mr.
Butler of North Carolina , to pension
ex-Confederalc soldiers. -
. . In this connection Mr. Allen of Ne
braska said : "I believe a word on this
subject Is due at this point. I do not
, believe there ever was a serious pur
pose upon the part of the senator who
was the author of the proposed amend
ment to pension Confederate veterans.
I think the author of the amendment ,
like the President of the United
States , was carried away by his feel
ings. In my opinion altogether too
much attention is being paid to it.
"It would be an injustice to the ranlc
and file of the Confederate soldiers to
say that they would consfder seriously
any proposition to receive pensions.
They have cared for their cemeteries
and for their dead. It seems to me that
the whole matter can be closed by
saying that both the President of the
United j States and the author of the
amendment were carried away by
their enthusiasm. In my judgment ,
speaking from the standpoint of a
Northern soldier , it is time to close
this incident. It may be closed by the
happy thought that all bitterness and
sectionalism have been wiped out by
the late Spanish war. "
THE QUAY'S CASE IN COUR1 ,
A Motion for Dismissal Hold to 15o Not
PmrAittr.rnA , Jan. ! ) . The Quay
conspiracy case was called before the
state supreme court to-day. The ease
came before the supreme court upon
writ of certiorari to remove the case I
from the court of quarter sessions of
When court opened District Attor
ney Graham presented a motion asking
the dismissal of the Case upon the
ground of insufficiency of fact in the
averments of the petition and want of
jurisdiction of the supreme court.
Chief Justice Stcrret , who presided
with the full court of seven justices ,
informed Mr. Graham that his motion
would bs considered after argument
had been heard upon the petition of
the defendants for a writ of certiorari.
The Quays' counsel was then noti lied
that the court was ready to hear argu
ment. David T. Watson , an eminent
member of the Pittsburg bar , who has j
recently been associated with the j
counsel for defense , proceeded with his
argument ia support of the petition.
PROTEST AGAINST OTiS' TITLE ,
Ajjulnaldo's Agents Object to "jtlllitary
Governor of tbo Philippine Islands. "
MANILA , Jan. 9. Within a few hours
of the proclamation issued by Major
General Otis in behalf of President
McXinley , the agents of Agiiinaldo
billed Manila with a manifesto which
attracted considerable attention. The
revolutionary president protested [
against General Otis signing himself
military governor of the Philippine
MADRID , Jan.1 7. General Rios , in
command of the Spanish troops in the
Philippines , cables that the hostility
between the Americans and the Taga-
los is increasing.
Jilfe Xinpriiontuont for Surrendering.
MADRID , Jan.CJ. . Colonel Julison
San Martin , who was in command of
the Spanish garrison at Ponce , Porto
Rico , when tha United States troops ,
under General Miles , landed on the
island and who abandoned the place
without resistance , has been sentenced
to imprisonment for life. He will be
incarcerated at Ccuta , the Spanish
penal colony in Morocco , opposite
England Awaits Our Fleet.
LONDON Jan. 9. People here believe
that an American squadron will visit
Portsmouth in , June and it is unhesi tr
tatingly announced that the admiralty
authorities have arranged to have the
British channel fleet , with the Duke of
York at its head , assemble in the
Solent to meet the American ships.
Ono paper presumes to know that the
American squadron will consist of the
best types of modern warships.
jWr. Dlnjloy Reported Weaker.
WASHINGTON , Jan. 9. Representa
tive Dingley wasna little weaker this
morning- , lib succeeded , however , in
gaining a little rest during the night
and this morning was able to take
some nourishment. The worst fear
now is that in his cxtremelj' feeble
condition his heart may fail him.
I Cuban General } to Discuss Disbanding.
HAVANA , Jan. 9. The Cuban gen
erals will meet at Mariano to-day to
decide upon the course they and their
commands will pursue. They will
probably decide to disband.
Forty Below at Winnipeg.
ST. PAUL , Minn. , Jan. 9. The mer
cury has fallen from S to L'2 degrees at
various points over the Northwest.
Winnipeg , with 40 below zero , is the
coldest point to-day. In this city it is
I 14 below.
I Their Seamen's Aim I * Had.
LONDON , Jan. 9. The splendid prac
tice of the American gunners has
given the British a critical interest in .
the gun firing of their own navy and '
the results of the inquiries made are
not reassuring. The performances of
the Mediterranean fleet , supposed to
be of the crack British fleet , are far
from satisfactory. The papers now
ask if it is not time that measures be
taken to make gun practice something
more than a perfunctory exerise , as is
the case in many British ships.
Too Many Light Draught Vessels ,
Cannot Be Sent the Admiral ,
THEY WILL BE SENT AT ONCE ,
With SpanUh Vessels M'nnucd , the Fleet
Will Consist of Thirty Vouel- ) , but .More
Will lie Sent Soap ami Plujr Tobacco
WASHINGTON , Jan. 9. The navy de
partment received a long cipher cable
dispatch ! from Admiral Dewey making
requisition for ships and supplies
urgently needed on the Asiatic station.
The admiral reiterated his request ,
| made several times in the last few
weeks , that additional light draught
gunboats should be sant to him. This
notwithstanding the fact that Secretary
tary Long informed htm yesterday
that the Castino was starting immedi
ately by wajof Suez and other vessels
would follow when they could be
spared. A reply was sent to the ad
miral to-day that the Bennington ,
now on her way from Honolulu to
make surveys at Guam , would be or
dered to Manila in the course of a few
months , and the Machias , now repairing
, ing at Portsmouth , N. II. , would fol
low the Castine through the Mediter
ranean in a few weeks on her way to
join ii i his fleet.
Secretary Long added a request to
Admiral Dcwey to designate specifical
ly any other gunboats he desired , in
order that the department might gratify
ify him if pobsible. The authorities
recognize the advisability of sending
all the gunboats that can be spared to
the Asiatic station on account of their
adaptibility to service in the archipel
ago , but , in addition to the Concord
and Petrel , Avhieh are now at IloSlo ,
the Helena is at Port. Said on her way
to Manila , and Admiral Dcwey now
has in commission the Callao , the Ma
nila , theCulgoa and the Barcelowhich
he e'tplvm.from ! the Spaniards , and
in a few weeks the Isle de Luzon
an < ! the Isle de Cuba , which he raised
an l sent to Hong Kong , will be
manned by the crews sent out on the
Buii'alo. lie also has the captured
gunboats Leytc and Mindanao await
ing crews , and when the Machias , the
Castine i and the Bennington join him
he will have thirty vessels under his
command , not counting the Oregon
and the Iris , which will soon be at
Honolulu , awaiting orders to go to his
support. Such a large fleet lias never
been under the command of a single
In his dispatch Admiral Dewey calls
for large quantities of plug tobacco ,
soap and American food. It will be
remembered that soon after the de
struction of Montejo's fleet the ad
miral cabled for 40,000 bars of soap ,
finding he could buy none in Asiatic
waters. This supply has either been
exhausted or the admiral is determined
to have a fresh supply on hand before
it gives out , in order that there
shall be no unclcanliness in his fleet.
His demand for more plug to
bacco is explained in letters which
have recently reached Washington
from officers of the fleet telling how
tired the men are of Philippine cigars ,
and how they miss their sweetened
navy plug and their c'ay pipes. To
carry these needed supplies the de
partment decided to fit up the auxil
iary cruiser Yankee or her sister ship ,
the Prairie , and load them full of ne
cessities , sending them to Manila by
way of the Suez canal These vessels
are now at League island , but one of
them can be sent around to New York
and made ready to start in the next
HOWTHEY AVOID A BLACK LIST
The Industrial Commission Hears About
Peculiar Letters of Kccoinmcndation.
WASHINGTON , Jan. ' . ) . E. A. Mostly ,
secretary of the interstate commerce
commission w.v ; a witness to-day be
fore iho federal industrial commission.
He cited the difficulty in proving a
blacklisting- system , explaining that
many railroads , after the Debs strike ,
had freely glircu letters of recommen
dation to former employes , but had
phrased thorn so as to notify the sym
pathizing1 companies that the recom
mended maa had been blacklisted.
He recommenced legislation prohib
iting the courts from attempting to
enforce personal performance of labor
contracts by mandatory process , citing
an instance from the Ann Arbor road
whore Lennon , an engineer , had been
fined and imprisoned for refusing to
take oiit his locomotive after the court
had ordered him to return to work ,
the judge having been transported
in a private car and having issued his
injunction in the company's office. He
referred to the fact J-hat the safety ap
pliance act , passed in 1S93 , did not go
into effect until IS9S and that all ex
cept about 30 per cent of the roads had
installed the master car builders'
coupler. He referred to the railroad
man as in a measure a public servant
and declared that a railroad strike
here , if large enough , might starve an
entire section of the country.
To Klect Insurance Superintendent.
TOPEKA , Kan. , .Ian. 9. The Senate
passed the Senate bill as amended in
the house providing for the election
of the state superintendent of insurance -
ance by the people every two years
after 1900. The Senate has also con
curred in the House amendments to
the Bush corporation bill.
Chief Harrigaii Is Dead.
ST. Louis , Mo. , Jan. 9 Laurence
Harrigan , for' many years chief of
police , died to-day from a complication }
CROKER FOR EXPANSION ,
The Tammany Leader Declares Himself
on the Philippine Question.
NKW YORK , Jan. D. The Journal
prints the following statement given
out by Richard Croker :
"I believe in expansion ; 1 believe in
holding whatever possessions we have ,
gained by annexation , purchase or war.
"This policy is not only patriotic ,
but it is the only safe one to pursue.
Aqy other policy would show weakness
on the part of the United States and
invite foreign complications. This
must be avoided ; 'hence , our policy
must be vigorous.
' I say by all means hold on to all
that rightfully belongs to us. If the
great country west of the Ilocky
mountains were filled with wild In-
dians at the present momenthow long
would it take us to suppress them and
make thcr respect our laws and our
constitution ? The same thing applies
to the Philippines and any other coun
try that may fall into our hands by
the province of peace or war.
'It is an insult to the American
people and to our flag even ( o suggest
that we abandon the peoples we have
released from bondage , or , what would
be more disgraceful , that we should
offer to sell them to the highest bid
der. Such a proposition places the
American people in the same category
with the Chinese , who have neither
patriotism nor a foreign policy , and
are , in consequence , utilized as a door
mat by the powers of the world.
"I think the 10 to 1 question as out
lined in the Chicago platform a de
cidedly dead issue. This was fully
demonstrated in the last election. We
did not embody the 10 to 1 question in
our platform , and the result is we
elected every one of our congressmen. "
COLONEL BRYAN'S OPENING ,
Delivers a Set Speech Ajyalnst Expan
sion In Ohio.
CINCINNATI , Ohio , Jan. 9. The Duck
worth club of Cincinnati gave its an
nual Jackson banquet last night.
This club has given many notable
banquets , but the one last night was
the most distinguished in its history ,
because of the presence of Colonel
Bryan. Democratic leaders from all
over the state held conferences with
him during the da3 * , joining in the
large reception given Colonel Bryan at
the chamber of commerce at noon.
While Colonel Bryan was received
with most enthusiastic demonstra
tions , there was a scene of pandomo
uiuni when he closed , shortly before 1
o'clock. The men jumped on their
chairs and sonic on top of tables , and
kept up the loud cheering and waving
of linen for a long time.
After discussing the Ciiicago plat
form and emphasizing the 10 to I
plank , Colonel Bryan took up tha new
questions that have grown out of the
war. He called attention to the Presi
dent's recommendation of a larger
army and insisted that the army
should be divided into two branches ,
the army for domestic use in the
United States , which , he said , did not
need to be increased ; the army of oc
cupation , which is temporarily neces
sary for uss outside of the United
States. He said that the army of oc
cupation should be recruited at once in
order to relieve the volunteers , but
that the term of service should be
short , because the nation's policy i
not settled. He siiggested that the de
mand for an increase in the army
might be considered as the first fruit
of that victory to which the Repub
licans pointed with so much pride last
November. Turning to the question
of annexation , he insisted that the na
tion had not yet decided \\hat to do
with the Philippine islands.
TO KILL CIVIL SERVICE LAW ,
The Appropriation Is 'Voted Down in
WASHINGTON , Jan. 9. The anti-civil
service reformers scored a victory in
the House yesterday. The legislative ,
executive and judicial appropriation
bill was taken up for consideration
and when the appropriation for the
civil service commission was reached ,
Mr. Evans , Republican , of Kentucky ,
made a motion to strike it out. This
motion has been made annually for a
dozen years or more , and has in
variably failed. But yesterday the
opponents of the law laid great
stress ou the fact that they
could not get a direct vote upon the
proposition , and were , therefore , com
pelled to seek its nullification in this
manner. Even these appeals failed to
bring out the full strength cf the op
position , though the motion to strike
out carried by a narrow majority-
61. This was in committee of the
whole , where no record is made of the
vote. Mr. Moody , Republican , of Mas
sachusetts , gave notice that he would
demand a record vote in the house ,
where the friends of the civil service
law expect to reverse the decision.
Have u Diplomat With Us.
WASHINGTON , Jan. U. Senor Agon-
eillo , who is in Washington as the rep
resentative of the Philippine govern
ment , has asked to be recognized by
the United States as such and to be
accordc'd the same rights as the other
diplomats. His request is now in the
hands of Secretary Hay.
Refuses to Pay the Tax.
Dis MOINKS , Iowa , Jan. 9. Milton
Remley , attorney general for Iowa , to
day refused to pay the f 0-ccnt war rev
enue tax on his official bond. He
holds that the federal government lias
no i ight to tax state officers , and pro
poses to make a test case.
Tendered Senator Merrill's Seat.
MONTPELIEK , Vt. , Jan. 9. Governor
Smith has tendered the place in the
United States senate left vacant by
the death of Senator Merrill to B. F.
Fifield of this city. Mr. Fifield has
not yet accepted.
The Men Who Held Up a Train at
Macomb in Custody ,
SIX MEN ARE UNDER ARREST ,
I'our Are Natives and Two Foreigners
The Posse , Headed byV. . C. Chester ,
the Company's Special Agent , Did Iho
Work little Doubt of Their Identity.
KANSAS Crrv , Mo. , Jan. 9. The men
whc held up and robbed the Kansas
City , Fort Scott & Memphis passenger
! train 1 at Macomb , Mo. , last Tuesday
night have been rim down and captured -
tured i by W. E. Chester , special agent
of the road. Samuel Fulton , assistant
to t President Washburn of the Mem
phis 1 , received a dispatch from W. E.
Chester ( this morning stating that the
entire gang of train robbers had been
captured and was at Norwood , Mo. ,
one mile east of Macomb.
The telegram was brief and did not
state whether or not the money taken
from the train had been recovered. Of
the men arrested , four are natives and
two are foreigners. O. M. Roy and
Lewis Neigh are the names of two of
the men under arrest.
W. E. Chester , special agent of the
Memphis , was on the train. He immediately -
mediately organized a posse and pur
sued the robbers. The country about
Macomb is rough and uninhabited ,
making the chase extremely difficult.
he explosion of the dynamite wrecked
ie car as well as the safe.
The robbers made a mistake in hold-
ing up the very train on which was I
the special agent of the road. Chester
saw the robbers and was in pursuit of '
them with a posse a few minutes after
they had looted the express car. It j
was the first holp-up in the history of
the memphis railroad and tha officials
of that corporation intend to make it
MRS , GILLETT IN MEXICO ,
Chihuahua the Destination of the Plun
ger's Wife In liujincsd Again.
Er , PASO , Tex. , Jan. 9. Mrs. Grant
G. Gillctt arrived in El Paso , over the
Sauta Fe road , yesterday morning ,
accompanied by her little son , a wo
man supposed to be Mrs. John Baskins
of Chihuahua , and a young man sup
posed to be Mr.Gillctt's brother. In
fact he told a railroad conductor that
he was Mrs. Gillett's brother. The
party registered at the Picrson hotel
as "C. H. Bronson. wife , child and
maid , Kansas City. " ' They were met
by John Baskins , of Chihuahua.
A rather tall stranger , dressed in
black and wearing a heavy sandy
moustache , has been dogging the steps
of the Gillett party since their arrival
and left for Chihuahua on the same
train with them. Mr. Baskins be
lieves the stranger is a detective , but
railroad men are of the opinion he is
the cowboy who has offered to kidnap
Gillett and bring him out of Mexico.
Gillett did not meet his wife in
Juarez , notwithstanding reports to
Gillett , it is said , was seen in Chi
huahua Christmas day. He was met
by Troxel and supplied with a change
of clothing and a long black beard.
He admits having been in Fort Worth
November 21. He at once left for
Mexico , arriving in Chihuahua. No
vember 21 , where he met Troxel.
After spending several weeks in the
Sierra Madre mountains Gillett re
turned to Chihuahua and formed a
partnership with Charles Hunt for the
purpose of exporting Mexican cattle to
Cuba. It is said the firm has shipped
as man3" as 1,500 head weekly , Troxel
acting as Gillctt's agent in these
Giilett is said lo own more than
I $ SO,000 worth of cattle in the United
j States , of which his creditors know
nothing. His homestead is valued at
SlOO.OOO , and is in the name of his
mother. AVhen a compromise is effected -
fected Gillett can convert his property
Since becoming a fugitive Gillett has
twice attempted suicide : once in the
Palacio hotel and once in the mount-
'A CARDINALS' BANK IN ROME ,
' ISranchcs for Use of Catholic * Will Bo
Kstablishcd Throughout the World.
j ROJII : , Jan. 9. The Bank of St.
St. Peter has been established > n
Rome , under the direct supervision of
the cardinals and by authorization
of the Vatican. The circulars
which have been sent out to all the
Catholic dioceses throughout the world
announce that the bank is to be con
ducted in the special interest of those
professing the Catholic religion.
The institution has already received
authorization to establish agencies in
nearly all of the South and Central
American countries , and is enkeavor-
ing , through the church , to establish
a similar branch in the United States.
The plea for entering the United
States is that the bank is to be used
chiefly by Italians and will afford a
safe and secure place for them to de
posit their money and transact their
banking business and transmit funds
to their relatives in Italy.
TRIBESMEN BEAT BELGIANS ,
Two Hundred > "atlvo Soldier * of I,2opold
Killed In the Con o Prco State.
BRUSSELS , Jan. 9. Oilicial news re
ceived from the Congo Free State says
that a column of 200 of the state
troops , commanded by Lieutenant
Stevens , was defeated November 4 , by
the insurgent tribes of Batelas , which
captured Malambari , November 14.
The officers , one sergeant and 200 na
tive soldiers were killed.
MANILA CORRESPONDENCE ,
Early Official War News at I.nit Glvoa
Out In Washington.
WASHINGTON , Jan. 9. The corre
spondence published officially in con
nection with the pence treaty contains
much of interest f romX'onsul Williams ,
who was stationed at Manila prior to
the war. He was in constant commu
nication with Aguinaldo for some time-
after the battle of Manila bay , and
his 1 letters throw much light upon-the
relations with the Philippine chieftain.
As early as February 22d , last , Mr.
Williams wrote :
"The governor general , who is am
iable and popular , having resigned ,
wished credit for pacification , and cer
tain rebel leaders were given a cash
bribe of lU.'iO,000 to consent to public
deportation to China. This bribe and
deportation , " ' he adds , "only multi
plied claimants and fanned the fires of
On March 19 he claimed that letters
and telegrams were tampered with.
He speaks of the influence of the
church as the greatest bar to progress
in the islands. Mr. Williams also
stated that every leisure hour was de
voted lo the inspection of the forts ,
arsenals and battleships in and about
Manila , even at that early day , and
that he was sending information thus
derived to Commodore Dewey , who ,
with his fleet , was then at Hong Kong.
Spies were so thick that he did not
dare , copy his dispatches in office
Mr. Williams left Manila on April
23. He was a witness of Dewey's vic
tory , and on May 12 resumed his re
ports 1 from Cavite. His first dispatch
of that date begins with the assurance
of "the friendliness of the Philippine
natives to our country and to me as its
"Scores of timeshe continues , "I
have 1 heard hopes expressed that either
the United States or Great Britain
would acquire these islands/ '
"Aguinaldo told me to-day , " he
writes on June 10 , "that his friends
all hoped that the Philippines would
be held as a colony by the United
States. ' ' This was only four days
after the first formation of a provis
ional government by the natives. Mr.
Williams says he was invited to be
present when this government was or
ganized by tlie Filipinos , but that he
declined. For this he afterwards re
ceived a note of approval from the
On August he wrote :
"It has been my study to keep on
pleasant terms with x\guinaldo for
ultimate objects. Admiral Dewey says
1 have planted the seeds of cordial co
operation My agreement with Aguin
aldo has been that the conditions of
government by the United States in
the Philippine islands would be vastly
better for him and his people in honor ,
advancement and profit than could
exist under any plan fixed by himself
and Filipinos. I have traversed the
entire ground of government with him
in council , and he has called his offi
cials from fifteen provinces to meet for
their discussion , all stated as friendly
but unofficial on. my part. " '
On Septembers Mr. Williams cabled :
"To-day delegations from 4,000 Visay-
an soldiers , and also representing
Southern business interests , came to
me pledging loyalty to annexation.
Several insurgent leaders likewise.
Spain cannot control. If we evacuate ,
anarchy rules. " '
Senate Wants to Know.
WASHINGTON , Jan. 9. Immediately
after the Senate convened the resolu
tion offered by Mr. Hoar , of Massa
chusetts , calling on the President for
information as to tiie instructions of
the commissioners who negotiated the
treaty of Paris , together with all
correspondence and reports relating
to their work , was laid before the
Senate. Chairman Davis , one of
the commissioners , desired that it be
referred to the foreign relations com
mittee , but Mr. Hoar insisted that the
Senate had as much right to such in
formation as the members of the for
eign relations committee and that the
President should determine whether
the Senate should have it. The reso
lution was adopted in secret session.
In support of the resolution offered
some time ago by Senator Vest , of
Missouri , in opposition to expansion ,
Mr. Caffcry , of Louisiana , delivered asj
For the Ilig Celebration.
TnrrKissoN Cnv. Mo. , Jan. 9 Gov
ernor Stephens has sent out to all gov
ernors of all of the states in the Louis
iana purchase the following telegram :
"Please name delegates at once to
Louisiana Purchase Celebration con
vention , St. Louis , Januarj- . Your
credentials will serve as transporta
tion to St. Louis and return. Local
committees will provide entertainment
for all delegates on the 10th and llth.
Can not you be on hand ; especially
anxious for all governors to be pres
ent. Wire reply. ' "
Child llurnsd to n Crisp.
GALKNA , Kan. , Jan P Minnie Gris-
ham , the 14-year-old daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. George Grisham , was burned
into a crisp last night. She was cook
ing doughnuts , when the grease
caught fire , and the fiames ignited her
No Tax Placed on Dlplomn.
HAVANA , Jan. 9. Governor General
Brooke is penetrating the fringe of
the educational question. To-day he
learned that diplomas to graduates of
the University of Havana were signed
under the late regime by the captain
general and subjected to a tax of S430
each. He has issued instructions to
the rector of the university and the
directors to grant diplomas hereafter
without a diploma tax. Three hun
dred young men are uow in attendance
at the university.
Powered by Open ONI