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Young Indiana Orator Distinguishes Him-
Bolf in Speech Against Eoberts.
EXCORIATION Of THE MORMONS
Makes a Sarcastic Speech on the Plural
ity of Wlvcm Itccord of Apostles of
the Mormon Church TaKcn Up and
Xxpogcd to Public Gaze.
WASHINGTON , Jan. 25. The second
end day's debate in the house upon the
Roberts case was less dramatic than
that of Tuesday. The galleries were
almost as crowded , but the women
were less demonstrative. The presi
dent's pastor. Rev. Dr. Bristol , was
in the executive gallery the greater
portion of the afternoon , listening to
the arguments. Roberts was not
present during the day. Kad he been
he would have heard the most scath
ing excoriation of the Mormons ever
delivered upon the floor of the house.
Landis of Indiana , the young orator
who distinguished himself during the
last congress in an oratorical duel
with Johnson of his state , won new
laurels. He charged that Utah had
been admitted to the union as a result
of a Mormon conspiracy and revieAved
the Isistory of the apostles of the
church , whom he charged with living
-y in open and flragrant violation of the
1 law against polygamy , to show that
they had basely broken their solemn
pledge to the government.
There had been , said Mr. Landis ,
universal rejoicing in the land in 1896 ,
when Utah had been admitted into the
Union. The people of the United
States thought that the birth of the
state worked the death of the system
of polygamy. Yet they were startled
to learn in 1898 that Utah had elected
as its sole representative in the house
a polygamist and that he was mov
ing upon Washington with a plurality
of wives and a multiplicity of children.
( Laughter. )
Dandis went over the record of the
apostles of the Mormon church to show
that most of them were guilty of con
tinued polygamous practices. Some
of his statements were sensational. He
scored the church for its alleged faith ,
arousing great enthusiasm by his
scathing denunciation. At times he
convulsed the house with his sarcasm.
Of the fifteen apostle of the church
when the proclamation was issued ,
he said , eleven were open violators of
the law and three had undoubtedly
taken plural wives since it was pro
Landis said he believed , and that
Roberts had not denied , that Margaret
C. Shipp had become his plural wife
since Utah was admitted in 1S9C. He
paid a high tribute to the Christian
iUissionaries who had worked among
the people of Utah. Roberts , he said ,
had boasted that he had received the
votes of the Gentiles of his district.
That , Landis said , was because he ran
as a democrat as well as a Mormon and
because his opponent "had been a
Danite who had killed his man. "
Landis expressed his pity for the
poor women who ministered to the
rotten and lustful notions of the Mor
mon priesthood. He ridiculed the
proposition to admit Roberts and then
turn him out. The framers of the
constitution in statuary hall would get
down off their pedestals and laugh at
such a procedure. It would be a bur
lesque on law and precedent and an
outrage on common sense. Not only
should Roberts be turned back , but also
Utah , whose people , he said , had sol
emnly lied to the congress of the Unit
ed States in 189G.
In his peroration Landis protested
against Roberts' admission in the
name of the motherhood of the land
and of the pitiful innocents doomed to
the shame of illegitimacy. He got a
whirlwind of applause when he sat
down. The speech created a sensa
> "cbrasknns Call on Dewey.
Washington , Jan. 25. Congressmen
Burket and Stark called upon Admiral
Dewey today to extend to him an in
vitation to be present at the Beatrice
Chautauqua , July 4 , and incidentally to
visit Lincoln en route. They are en
thusiastic b "er the reception accorded
them by the hero of Manila bay , al
though their visit was not productive
of much satisfaction. Admiral T wey
stated that he fully appreciated the
honor extended him and that there
was no state that he would rather
visit , but engagements in St. Louis and
Chicago about July 4 made it impos
sible for him to accept.
Incidentally Admiral Dewey paid a
glowing tribute to the First Nebraska ,
stating that it was one of the first
regiments in the Philippines and he
pathetically recalled the fact that Mrs.
Stotsenberg , together with a number
of other women , were his guests on
board the Olympia on the day that
Colonel Stotsenberg met his death ,
leading his regiment in action near
Makes It a Capital Offense.
DES MOINES , la. , Jan. 25. Senator
Mclntyre of Ottumwa today introduced
in the upper house of the legislature
a bill fixing penalties for the crime
of holding up or robbing trains. It
provides that any person who takes
part in holding up or stopping a train
to rob the passengers , express or mail
cars shall be , on conviction , sentenced
to either the death penalty or to im
prisonment for life.
Pension for 3rrs. Stotsenberjr.
Washington , Jan. 25. Senator Allen
reported favorably his bill granting a
pension of $50 per month to Mrs. Mary
L Stotsenberg , w uow of the late Col
onel J. M. Stotsenuerg of tne * irst Ne
braska. The repor. states tnat Mrs.
Stotsenberg is in poor nealth and that
she is unable to properly educate her
two small dauguters ; tnat she has a
widowed mother and sister in a meas
ure dependent upon her and that. In
consequence , it would be no more than
right to give ? 50 per month to the
widow of so gallant an officer as Col
BIG COAL COMBINE.
Jontrol of Thousands of Acres of Vttlu-
ublo Lund In Wcstvru Wyoming.
CHEYENNE , Wyo. , Jan. 24. A
combine looking to the control of
thousands of acres of valuable coal
lands in Avestern Wyoming and the
output of the mines there is nr.id to be
in progress of formation at this time.
Five big companies , the Union Pa
cific , Oregon Short Line and Oregon
Railway & Navigation company and
the Diamondville and Kemmorer Coal
companies are in the deal , which pro
poses to construct a line of railroad
south from the Diaraondville and
Kemmercr coal mine on the north , a
distance of sixty miles , to the Aspen
coal mines of the Union Pacific'on
The new line Avill traverse a tract
of land fifty miles square , which is
underlaid with an excellent quality
of bituminous col l and Avhich will be
controlled by the combination. A
large quantity of mines are to be opened -
oned along this line of road , the pro
duct going to market via the Union
Pacific on the south and the Oregon
Short Line and Oregon Railway :
Navigation road on the north.
Rates and prices will be so regu
lated that the big pool Avill have a
monopoly on the coal from western
Wyoming , Avhich at present supplies
almost the entire demand from Utah ,
Idaho , Montana , Nevada and some
parts of California. The operations
of the concern will give employment to
thousands of men.
TliURSTON ENTERS A DENIAL.
tie Is Not Figuring on/frpsldlii r Over the
National ICopnbllcnit Convention.
WASHINGTON , Jan. 24. A Phila
delphia paper stated today that Sen = i-
tor Hanna and Senator Thurston Avill
be candidates for the honor of pre
siding over the republican national
convention , Avhich is to be held there
en June 19. So far as Senator Hanna
is concerned he has authorized an emphatic -
phatic denial of this rumor. Senator
Thurston said today that he had not
approached a soul Avith a view of be
ing temporary chairman ; that it
would be the height of folly to think
of so doing , until after the state con
vention of Nebraska had selected del-
delegates at large to the national con
"Of course , " said he , "no man could
fail to appreciate the honor of being
chosen to preside over the deliberations -
tions of such a great convention , but
any statement that I am already laying -
ing my plans to be made chairman is
wholly false. "
RUMOR OF BRITISH CErfAT.
Stories of Distbter : Current in IJoth Lon
don : : nd Horlin.
BERLIN , Jan. 24. There Avas a ru-
nior on the bourse today that General
Buller has suffered defeat.
There is nothing here to confirm the
report on the Berlin bourse of the defeat -
feat of General Buller or the rumor on
the Stock exchange of this city of the
capture of two British battalions by
the Boers. The fact that General Buii
ler was heard from this morning Avhen
he sent lists of casualties to the British
troops seems to disprove these stories.
LONDON , Jan. 2i. It was reported
on the Stock Exchange today that two
battalions of British troops haA'e been
captured by the Boers.
Absence of news of yesterday's move
ments north of the Tugela riA'er is oc
casioning some additional anxiety , but
General Buller is engaged in a big operation -
eration , Avhich Avill take considerable
time to Avork out.
SUSTAIN INHERITANCE LAW.
Iowa Supreme Court Declares Jt Is Con
DES MOINES. la. , Jan. 24. The supreme -
preme court handed down today aa
opinion sustaining the constitutionality -
ity of the inheritance law , passed
three years ago. It imposes a tax of
h per cent on all inheritances , whicti
goes to collateral heirs. The heirs of
the estate of Frank C. Stewart of
Council Bluffs objected to paying , and
in the leAver court Judje Thornel held
the law unconstitutional. On appeal
the supreme court holds that the laAV
as first passed was unconstitutional
but that as amended a year later , Avith
a provision that notice must be given
to administrators action to collect the
tax , it is constitutional and applies to
estates , not settled before the amendatory -
atory act passed.
Puerto Rico to Get Free Trade.
WASHINGTON , Ja. 24. The cabi
net at its regular meeting today again
discussed at length the Puerto Rico
situation. The large number of letters
being received by the president haA'o
tended to confirm the administration
in the belief that no unnecessary time
should be occupided by congress in
taking action in the matter. The opin
ion is unanimous in the cabinet that
free trade with the island or a nominal
duty is essential to pre\rent Avidespread
business disaster among all classes of
Discuss Samoa 11 Treaty.
WASHINGTON , Jan. 24. The senate -
ate in executive session again today
discussed the Samoan treaty upon the
basis of the motion cf Senator Jones j
of Arkansas to reconsider the vote by ]
which the treaty Avas ratified. Speeches -
es Avere made in support of the motion
to reconsider by Senators Jones , Petti-
grew , Allen and Money and in opposition - ]
tion by Senators Davis and Foraker.
At the conclusion of the debate a vote l
was ordered , but a roll call disclosed
the absence of a quorum. The call ,
so far as it went , showed 11 for and ]
22 against. <
Officers Aligned to Dutv.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 24. Officers re
cently promoted have been assigned to
regiments as follows : Colonel Charles
W. Miner to the Sixth infantry , Colonel
James M. Sanno to the Eighteenth in
fantry. Lieutenant Colonel Charles L.
DaA'is to the Sixth infantry and Lieu
tenant Colonel Frank D. Baldwin to <
the Fourth infantry. <
Westminster Grave for Kuskin.
LONDON. Jan. 24. The dean _ _
Westminster has offered a grave la
Westminster Abbey for the remains 1
of Joha Ruskln.
AS TO CARLOAD RAH
The Matter of Serving Eailrcada "With
Copy of the Order ,
CLAIM ALL LINES WERE NOTIFIED
Transportation Hoard Served Notice on
Them to Restore Carload Rates Iltir-
llnKton Only Road Claiming that No
Cojjy of the OMer Was Received.
LINCOLN , Neb. , Jan. 23. The Slate
Board of Transportation investigated
the ' alleged failure of its secretaries
in i 1897 to serve the railroads with a
copy i of the order restoring carload
rates j on live stock. The finding of the
board shows that while no return was
recorded , a copy of the order was
mailed j to each company violating its
commands 't and that only one company
has ] so far denied having received it.
The report is as follows :
"We find that on the 26th day of
November , 1897 , on the recommenda-
tion 01 the secretaries the following
order was made :
" 'It is therefore , by the State Board
of ' 'i ransportation of the state of Ne
braska , considered , adjudged and ord
ered ( that the defendant railroads here
in shall , on or before the 5th day of
December , 1897 , restore the carload
rate in force prior to the 10th day of
August , 1897.
"JOHN F. CORNELL , President.
"W. F. PORTER , Secretary. "
"We further find that on the 27th
of < November , 1897 , the following certified -
tified i copy of the order was made out
and mailed to each of- the defendant
" 'It is therefore , by the State Board
of ( Transportation of the st'ate of Ne
braska j , considered , adjudged and ord
ered ( that the defendant railroads here
in shall , on or oefore the 5tn day of
December , 1897 , restore the carload
rate in force prior to the 10th day of
August , 1897.
"JOHN F. CORNELL , President.
"W. F. PORTER , Secretary. "
'State of Nebraska , Lancaster coun-
ty , ss. :
"i" hereby certify that the above and
foregoing i is a true and correct copy
of ' an order made by the State Board
of i Transportation in the case of Tib
bies 1 against The Chicago , Rock Island
& Pacific Railway company et al on
the 26th day of November , 1S97 , rela
tive to rates on live stock. In testi
mony whereof I hereunto subscribe my
r.ame and sot the seal of the State
Board of Transportation this 27th day
of ' November , 18 i.
( Seal ) "J. W. EDGERTON , Sec. "
"We further find that the Burlington
is i the only road that has claimed that
they 1 did not recede n copy of said
order < and that the Burlington , tlir : . igti
its ; representative , immediately after
the 1 making of the order applied
to i the secretaries for an extension of
time 1 for tfc- taking effect of the order
tnat i they might notify the Interstate
Commerce ( commission ten days before
a change of rate , as required by tne
interestate commerce law. "
First Step in Fremont Canal.
FREMONT , Neb. , Jan. 25. Work OP
the Fremont power canal , the great
project 1 involving an outlay of two mil
lion 1 dollars for its construction , has
been 1 started. Several days ago engin
eers < surveyed the mouth of Elm creek ,
on ' the south bank of the Platte , and a
little west of the city. This is the
point at which the discharge from the
great reservoir will be made and the
big 1 dam built , securing the waterfall of
100 feet. From this survey Engineer
Rosewater of Omaha will make plans
and specifications for the dam. An-
other survey has been made further
west along tne line of the proposed
canal. ( The limit of time for beginning *
work under the franchise granted by
the ' state board of irrigation expires
Deficiency .Judgement I.vw.
LINCOLN , Neb. , Jan. 25. A case
involving : the constitutionality of one
of < the provisions of the deficiency
judgment lavof 1897 was submitted
to 1 the supreme court. The action was
begun 1 and a decree rendered in 1896 ,
reserving ; by agreement of the parties
the question of the liability of one of
the 1 defendants for deficiency judgment.
It is contended that the act of 3 897
does ' not apply to actions pending at
the 1 time of its passage , nor to aecriiod
causes < of action nor to decrees alrsady
rendered. This contention is based
on a section of the statute which pro
vides tnat "whenever a statute snail
be i repealed the repeal shall in no man
ner affect pending actions founded
thereon. j "
Tried to Die by Fire.
WEEPING WATER , Neb. , Jan. 23
The residence of C. E. Joyce , a prom
inent ] citizen here , was seen to be on '
fire. J About the time the fire was dis
covered Mrs. Joyce ran out of the
house screaming and her clothes afire.
Mr. Joyce was in the barn at the
time. Hearing his wife scream he ran
toward the house , meeting his wife in
the yard. He succeeded in smothering
the fire that enveloped her , but not
before she was dangerously burned.
She was taken to the nouse of a near
neighbor and everything possible done a
to alleviate her sufferings. Mrs. Joyce 1
has had periods of mental derange-
ment and during one of these set fire
to the house. '
Yeiser After Express Companies.
LINCOLN , Neb. , Jan. 25. John 0.
Yeiser of Omaha complained to the j i
State Board of Transportation that the
express companies doing business in
Omaha neglect to deliver promptly to
consignees packages that are entrust
ed in their care. He alleges that they
turn such packages over to local de
li very "concerns and that they charge
an exli-a fee ior dtil Bering them. The
board is asked to Issue an order com
pelling the four companies to delher
without the addition of local charges.
MATTERS IN NEBRASKA.
Organize * Economic
FAIRBURY , Neb. , Jan. 27. An eco
nomic league was organized here
under the auspices of the university
association of Chicago. The purpose
of the society is to meet from time to'
lime to discuss political economy , po
litical science and sociology. In more
common parlance it is a debating club.
The following officers wore elected :
George E. Jenkins , president ; E. II.
Hinshaw , vice president ; W. H. Adams ,
secretary ; G. L. Pritchett , treasurer ;
H. P. Showalter , local organizer ;
Messrs. Bailey , Barnes and Weidner ,
executive committee ; Messrs. Stephens ,
Barker and Clapp , entertainment com
mittee. The first regular meeting wil1
be held on the second Friday evening
of next month , at which time some
prominent legal lights of the city have
promised to lead in the discussion of
some of the prominent political ques
Adams Held for AsiaiilthiK Ames.
CHEYENNE , Wyo. , Jan. 27. The
case of Ernest Ames of Lincoln , Neb. ,
against Horace Adams , the Silver
Crown mining man , was heard here
and Adams bound over to the district
court , he being released on his own
recognizance. The case will probably
lie j dropped , as the facts were brought
out that Adams was justified , in a
measure , by shooting. Testimony
from both bides showed that Adams
went to the Cooper King mines to
remonstrate with Ames and his com-
panions for jumping the property. He
Avas armed with a nick and advanced
to the shaft , where Ames was stand
ing i witli a hatchet in hand. One of
his companions came out and snapped
a pistol in Adams' face , but the gun
did not go off. Adams then pulled his
own and shot Ames twice. Ames has
about recovered from his wounds.
More trouble over the mine is feared.
State Capital Notes , .
LINCOLN , Nob. , Jan. 2.1. A. W.
Haynes , a colored student of the State
university , began suit in the district
court against A. L. Hoover and Ste-
pren Hoover , proprietors of the Lin-
dell hotel , to recover $2"iOO damages ,
claiming that he A.'as denied the privileges -
ileges of the hostelryOayncs was
employed by the republican state cen
tral committee and it is alleged that
the hotel people refused to allow him
to ride on the elevator with other pas
Treasurer Mescrve has issued a call
for general fund Avarrants registered
from 52,541 to 52,650. They cover a
sum of10COO. .
The Roman Catholic Farmers' Mu
tual Insurance company has been li
censed to isatie policies in Boone and
Seeks Damages lor Slander.
COLUMBUS , Neb. , Jan. 27. James
Hamons has filed suit against John
Mirra for $10,000 damages. Both are
farmers and HA'O near Lindsay. Last
November a son of Hamons shot and
killed Daniel Ducy , jr. , Avhile they were
hunting ducks. AL the tims it Avas
generally conceded to have been an ac
cident. Hamcns alleges in his petition
that Mirra has frequently declared that
the shooting Avas Avillftil and deliberate
and that he ( Hamons , the plaintiff )
knew that it was to occur , 'me peti
tion also recites that Mirra has at di
vers times tried to organize a crowd to
lynch both the plaintiff and his minor
Xot Heady for Kiinnierators.
BEATRICE , Neb. , Jan. 27. Hon. T.
E. Hibbsrt , supervisor of census for
this congressional district , was here
yesterday. Regarding the prepara
tions being made for taking the cen
sus , he says that no enumerators have
yet been appointed and that the de
partment at Washington will not per
mit the appointment to be made until
a short time before the work is to be
begun. All other preliminary Avorl :
for the district , he says , is roinpleted.
Suit for Services to a Priest.
NEBRASKA CITY , Neb. , Jan. 27.
The attention of Judge Fawcett and a
jury Avas taken up by the suit of Mary
Seymour against the estate of the late
Catholic priest , Rev. Eugene Cusson.
to recover for services performed for
the defendant during his lifetime. The
jury returned a A'erdict for $27o,34. Tiie
case Avill be carried to the supreme
Celebrates Tlis KIjIity-XiiietIi IJirtbday.
PLATTSMOUTH , Neb. , Jan. 27.
Edwin Davis is one of the board of
trustees of the Methodist Episcopal
church in this city. Friday he was 89
years of age and to celebrate the occa
sion he invited Senator W. H. Newell ,
S. A. Davis , George Hay , R. B. Wind-
ham , C. S. Polk , G. M. Spin-lock andRe
Re\ ' . Asa Sleeth , the other trustees , tea
a suinptouous supper.
Farmer Falls Dead. /
BLUE SPRINGS , Neb. , Jan. 25.
John Fanver , an old settler and respected - j
spected farmer , living one mile AVCS' :
of this city , Avhile out doing some
work around his barn immediately
after having eaten his dinner , fell
dead , supposedly from stroke of ape
Smallpos I'aticnl Dies.
PAWNEE CITY , Neb. , Jan. 27.
David Cope , the young man reported
as suffering from samllpox , died at the
home : of his employer , George Vanier ,
tv.-o miles southeast of DuBois. Quar G
antine regulations are strictly enforced
and no new cases have developed.
I'rairio Fire nits Kanchcr ; .
AINSWORTH , Neb. , Jan. 27. A
fifty-eight mile Avind swept this A-icin-
ity. A flying spark from the chimney
of a ranchman's house , five miles we-- ,
of Wood Lake , resulted in a A-e.y DU
prarie fire , burning out the lunched
of P. E. Wantz , Mat Day and J. J.
DaA'is , besides many hundred tons ot
hay on other ranches.
JOHNSTOWN. Neb. , Jan. 27. A dis
astrous prairie fire started a little Avest
of here and south cf the railroad track
and , fanned by a fierce gala , it swept
on , licking up stacks of hay , barns
Some Extracts from the Ecport of General
PART TIIE NEBRASKANS PLAYED
lie-tail of Col. Stotscnberfj to the I'nmp-
Inff Station and the l-'lpht that Soon
if ollowed Good Insight Into the AVork
tltat Our Troops Done.
The report of General Otis , detailing
the administration of military and
civil affairs in the Philippines up to
August 81 , of last year , has been
printed in pamphlet form by the gov
ernment of the island campaign. The
full details of the irritating conduct of
the insurgents is given and the corre
spondence with Aguinaldo had prior to
the outbreak of hostilities is printed In
full In the report.
That part of the report which refers
to the Nebraska regiment is cf spec
ial interest. The first mention of the
regiment is made in the copy of the
general order of October 14 , which des
ignates the Nebraskans as part of the
guard and police force , to be sta
tioned with the Second division north
of . the Pasig river. The next mention
is on the 15th of December , where he
notes that one-third of the Nebraska
regiment had just sailed for home. The
commanding general here says that the
applications for discharge had become
so numerous that he forwarded to the
adjutant general of the army the fol
"I have the honor to forward here
with 427 applications from enlisted
men of this command ior their dis
charge from the service , some on spec
ially stated grounds which require con
sideration , but for tne most part on tno
plea that war department orders en
title them to it. They refer to para
graph 2 , general orders No. 40 , current
series , and think taat the present ces
sation of active hostilities between the
United States and Spain is the 'close
of the war' within the meaning of that
paragraph ; hence these numerous in
dividual ] applications which they con
sider the paragraph invited them to
"Doubtless the end of the Avar awaits
the proclamation of peace , and in
these islands that day may be some
"me number of these applications
indicates the desire of the enlisted men
of the command to escape the coun
try , and shows aow difficult it is to
hold I ; them in conditions of contentel
discipline. ( ] Much of this desire to es
cape their military obligations at : i
time \vJien their services are especially
demanded arises from homesickness ,
and that fact accounts largely for the
heavy 1 ; percenturn of sickness with
which we have been afflicted.
"Under present exigencies I am
obliged to disapprove all of these ap
STATION OF THE NEBRASKANS.
Passing over me accounts of the
events leading up to the commence
ment the next mention of the Nebras
ka regiment is found on page 92 of the
report , relating to February 4 as fol
"Several weeks previous to this date
we had moved me Nebraska regiment
from its barracks in the tuicKiy set
tled Binondo district to the high , un
occupied ground at Santa Mesa , the
most eastern suberb of the city , where
it was placed in camp. This change
was made for sanitary reasons solely ,
as the regiment had been suffering
from a very high rate of sickness ,
caused by unhealthy locality. The new
location Avas Avithin tne view and tiie
range of the Mauser rifles of the in
surgents along the San Juan river portion
tion of their line. During the latter
part of January I Avas informed by
good Filipino authority that the insur
gents meditated an attacr ; on these
troops and Avas advised to remove
them or , in their exposed place , the
insurgents would kill them all. Gen-
> ral MacArtnur , who commanded north
3f the Passig , warned Colonel Stotsenj j
burg , who commaned that regiment j
md camp , and placed two guns of the
Utah artillery in position a short dis-
cance removed therefrom. It A-as ex
pected that insurgents would make the
initiative at tnis point and they acted
strictly in accordance Avih our antic
STOTSENBURG TO COMMAND.
After describing the beginning of
the fight the report continues :
"Our immediate interests lay to the
northeast and comprised the pumping
station and deposito or the water
works which it Avas necessary to se
cure , although AVG had provided for
their loss , insofar as the army Avas
concerned , by erecting a number of
distilling plants along the river banks ,
by which good Avater could be obtained.
Stotsenburg iiad attacked early in the
morning , drove the enemy from the .
blockhouses in his front , and reported I
that he could capture the powder mag- j
zine and Avaterworks ( deposito meaning -
ing , though pumping station under
stood at the time ) if desired. MacAr-
thur had been pressing back the enemy
in his entire front , inflicting heaA-y
loss. He had calletl for troops to fill
gap on Stotsenburg's left , and a bat
talion of the First Tennessee regiment
of the provost guard , under the com
mand of its colonel , Avas sent him , and
the following correspondence by tele
graph ensued : j
"General MacArthtir : Stotsenburg
reports : Have captured blockhouses
and 7 ; burned G. Can capture pow
der magazine and waterworks if de
sired. Battalion First Tennessee has
passed to report to you. Lot Stotsen- '
burg go ahead with aid of Tennessee ,
if conditions permit , and capture mag
azine. Waterworks must Avait. Not
nrudent to advance small force so far
out. OTIS. "
"General Otis : Am making inquir
ies at A'arious parts of line to deter
mine expediency of moA'ing Stotsen
burg as you suggest , so as to extend
entire line Maraquina to Caloocan.
Stotsenburg's success on right may
have induced them to retire on the
left , 'iliiz I am now trying to ascer
tain. Do you approve of this move
ment if I find it expedient ?
"General MncArtliur : Do yon think
extension of our line from Maraqina to
Caloocan prudent ? Our Hank would bo
grctitly exposed at Maraqulnn. You hnn
ali your available troops under arms
all i'.ltjht and portion of them munt
have rcct and Bleep , BO that you could
not place mere than 3,000 men on line
permanently. I think Stotscnburg
meant reservoir , not waterworks.
"Tho Nebraska regiment and Ten
nessee battalion advanced rapidly dur
ing the morning and captured the
powder house and deposito , and the
South Dakota regiment on the left
drove the enemy from all their in-
trenchments as far to the westward
as the Lice road , and about noon the
following telegram was sent to Gen
eral Mat-Arthur :
"Reported that insurgent troops
Avcre arriving all night and this morn
ing for service in your front. Think
line you suggest from coast to Chinese
hospital your proper one , not permit
ting Stotsenburg to expose your right
flank unnecessarily. OTIS. "
"The insurgents had firm possession
of the railway and all of its rolling
stock , and were utilizing it to the best
advantage in forwarding to Caloocan
its troops from the north. To my dis
patch General Mat-Arthur replied as
"Have your dispatch. Will act ac
cordingly and try and occupy Chinese
hospital and extend the line to the
left from that point. We have every
thing now to include blockhouse 4.
and I have no doubt when Colonel
Kessler gets a gun , which I have sent
to the front , AVO will demolish and
occupy the hospital if it is still de
fended by the insurgents. At 11:20 a.
m. Stotsenburg Is crossing San Juan
river at the bridge ; have authorized
him to proceed according to your ad
vice , as the left of the insurgent line
still holding on , or at all events not
yet occupied by us.
us."MACARTHUR. . "
TELEGRAM FROM STOTSENBURG.
At noon on February ( Stotscnburt ;
telegraphed from the water reservoir
the following :
"General Mac-Arthur instructs me to
wire suggestions about waterworks.
They should be taken and : i line of
pipe occupied and guarded. I think I
can do it from here and if necessary
run the pumps , occupying the higa
ground in rear and connecting AVith
the left of the First division at San
Fedro Macati. My command consists
of the 1'irst Nebraska , Tennessee bat
talion , the two roinnanies of the
Colorado regiment and four pieces of
artillery. There is no engineer at the.
waterworks , and no coal. I do not
think wo shall find any difliculty be
tween here and there.
"Stotscnburg's command AVJIS aug
mented by a battalion of tiie Twenty-
third infantry from the provost guard ,
under command of Major Goodale , and
I Avas directed to proceed and carry
out his plan. Later that evening I
sent for General Hale , who com
manded the right brigade of MacAr-
thur's line , informing him that I had
just received information that a part
of Stotsenburg's command was in dif
ficulty , having been attacked by in
surgents , and that it was short of am
munition and Avithout water. Hale at
once proceeded to the deposito and
wired me t.iat Stotensburg upon leav
ing the AvaterworKS had ordered Good-
ale to take his battalion out the Mara
quina road , extending his right to con
nect with his ( Stotccnburg's ) left , and
"Although I had not contemplated
sending my troops to Maraquin : : , I
did not consider it desirable to change
oracrs and leave Stotsenburg's lefr
flank without the protection he wis
anticipating , and as there Avas littlf
resistance met througu the district
traveled , and as AVC heard no firing on
our left , there appeared to be no spe
cial danger in Goodale's position.'c
threw some shells in the direction of
the Headquarters at Maraquina to
show them that they Avere covered
by artillery fire and to deter them
from any.attacit they might make on
Goodale's command. II/vuE. "
"General Hale ascertained that the
reports which I nad received Avore
greatly , exaggerated and that no portion
tion of Stotsenburg's command Avas
in any immediate danger. He at once
adopted measures to keep open com
munication with the pumping station ,
which Stotsenburs had successfully
reached by means of large detach
ments AvhitM patrolled tfte four mil"3
of road between ueposito and the sta
tion , and the following morning I re
ceived this telegram frcm ueneral
"Stotsenburg just reports that he
has found the missing pump machin
ery , tnat insurgents ha\-e abandoned
Maraquina , and that ten companies
Avent toward Pasig. This command
has been actively engaged since F"ri-
day and Avants to rest today and to
morrow. I haAe authorized him to dose
so and not to make any further active
moA-ement of any kind Avithout specific
orders. ( MACAiiTJ * . . .
In the closing account of the early
days , of the struggle , General Otis tells
how the ebraskans had found th ;
missing machinery of the Avaterworks.
and how steps were at once taken to
put the machinery in order , so that
in a couple of days the city was again
plentifully supplied Avith Avater.
r Tnd Do Scare at IJastinsB.
HASTINGS , Neb. , Jan. 23. Hasting
is noAv experiencing its firt mad do
scare for several years. From incncj-
tions about half the dogs on the sout'i
side of the city will haA'e to be killel.
A dog owned by John Budneck went
mad and after biting nearly every dos
in the neighborhood it ran after and
bit a Russian Avoman in the foot. As
soon as the police were notified of th
affair scA'erc.1 started in pursuit of th
clog , but not until next morning was
it found and killed.
IIi h 1'rice for I'arm Land.
FREMONT , Neb. , Jan. 22. An eigh
ty-acre farm situated in the Platte bo-
toms about ten miles from this city
Avas sold at sheriff's sale for the lar
gest price ever paid for farm property
i nthis county. It brought § 78 an acre
There was considerable rivalry be
tween two farmers owning land ad
joining this , whicn is largely the rea
son for the high price. The land is
fenced , but has no buildings on it.
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