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VOLUME XXIX.--NUMBER 32.
COLUMBUS. NEBRASKA. WEDNESDAY. NOVEMBER J6, 1898
WHOLE NUMBER 1,488. -
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STATE FUSION TICKET
Both rartles Fat forth Claim that
Leaves the 17. 8. Scaatonblp Matter
ta Ooabt The State aad Coagrtloaal
Vote as Far at Received.
At this writing there is claim nn
the part of both parties of the Nebras
ka legislature-elect The Omaha Bee
"130th houses of the next legislature
are republican. The United States sen
ator elected to succeed William V.
Allen will be a republican. This has
' been decided by the returns from the
various senatorial and legislative -dls-
tricts which give the republicans an
undisputed majority in each house of
the legislature. One by one districts
which were represented in the last
legislature by fusionists have reported
the election of republican members as
the official figures have been compiled.
The republican majority on joint bal
Jot. according to the best available
returns, is fifteen. The republican ma
jority in the senate is nine, there be
ing twenty-one republican senators as
against twelve fusionist senators. The
republican majority in the bouse is
six, there being fifty-three republican
members as against forty-seven fusion
members. The joint session will there
fore consist of seventy-four republi
cans and fifty-nine fusionists."
Omaha Bee: "With returns com
plete from forty-three counties and
practically complete returns on the
rest of the state Chairman Schneider
of the republican state committee con
cedes the election of Poynter, fusion,
for governor by 1,000 votes. It is pos
sible that the figures may vary 200
from this, but hardly more. Keturns
on the rest of the state ticket indicate
that the candidates are running about
the same as the head of the t!reL
The election of fusion congressmen in
the Third, Fourth. Fifth and Sixth dis
tricts is indicated by the returns be
vond hope of a change."
The Omaha World-Herald thus sums
"All interest now centers in the con
test for the Nebraska legislature. The
World-Herald prints today a corrected
list of the members who. according to
advices received by the World-Herald,
have received a majority of the votes
in their districts. According to this
liBt the republicans have 18 and the
fusionists 15 in the senate. The re
publicans have 48 and the fusionists
r.2 in the house. This would give the.
fusionists C7 votes on joint ballot,
which is the exact number necessary
to elect a United States senator."
The World-Herald then gives a list
of senators and representatives who
have been chosen as follows:
Otto Mutz, fusion, silver rey., farm
. ?r. Springview.
No. 15. Custer Valley, Loup and
. Blaine Frank M. Currie, rep.. Broken
No. 16, Buffalo and Sherman J. E.
Miller, fusion, farmer. Majors.
No. 17. Hall and Howard Rasmus
Hannibal, rep., lawyer. St. Paul.
No. IS, Polk. Merrick and Nance
Thomas Farrcll. fusion, farmer. Cen
No. 19. Butler and Seward Andrew
T. Kncpper, fusion, farmer. Octavia.
No. 20. Lancaster A. R. Talbot,
rep., lawyer. Lincoln; Jacob Rocke,
rep., farmer, Hickman.
No. 21, Gage Frank M. Trout, rep.,
No. 22, Saline H. McCargcr, rep.,
implement dealer, Crete.
No. 23. Jefferson and Thayer Cal
vin F. Steele, rep., merchant. Fair
burv. No. 24. York and Fillmore Charles
A. Fowler, rep.. Ohiowa.
No. 25. Clay and Hamilton F. M.
Howard, fusion, farmer, Aurora.
No. 26, Nuckolls. Webster and
Franklin Geprge J. Spohn, fusion,
No. 27, Adams C. L. Alexander,
rep., hackman, Hastings.
No. 2S. Kearney, Phelps and Harlan
James S. Canaday, fusion, farmer,
No. 29, Furnas, Red Willow. Hitch
cock, Dundy. Gosper, Frontier, Chase,
and Hayes Loyal M. Graham, fusion,
No. 30, Dawson, Lincoln, Keitn,
Cheyenne. Logan and unorganized ter
ritory west of Blaine and Logan But
ler Buchanan, fusion, real estate deal
er. North Platte.
No. 1 Richardson A. J. Weaver, fus
sion, lawyer. Falls City; Jeremiah
Fentoa. fusion. Dawson; Charles
Smith, rep., Falls City.
No. 2, Pawnee F. J. Wenzl, rep.,
farmer. Steinhaus; Andrew Scott, rep.,
No. 3. Nemaha John T. Swan, fu
sion, merchant. Auburn; William M.
A-rmstrong. rep., merchant. Auburn.
No. 4, Johnson Palmer Blake, rep.,
No. 5, Nemaha and Johnson Peter
Burlet, rep., banker. Johnson.
" No. 6, Otoe W. J. McGinley, dem.,
Douglas: D. H. Harris, rep., miller,
No. 7, Cass Everett Pollard, rep.,
farmer. Nehawka; L. A. Young, rep.,
farmer. South Bend.
No. S. Cass and Otoe R. A. Ditt
mar, rep., manager gas works, Ne
No. 9. Sarpy-laus Grell, dem.. far
No. 10. Douglas Thomas J. Flynn,
dem., plumber. Omaha; Thomas F.
Sturgess, silver rep., printer. Omaha;
J. A. Beverly, rep., contractor, Omaha;
Frank Burman, rep., insurance, Oma
ha; J. O. Detweiler, rep., lawyer, Oma
ha; Levi Cox, rep., stock commission
man. South Omaha; M. D. Houck, rep.,
laborer. Omaha; Hugh A. Myers, rep.
lawyer. Omaha; R. O. Olmstead. rep..
No. 11, Washington W. D. Haller.
. . No. 12. Burt J. F. Nesbit. rep mer
No. 13. Burt and Washington J. H.
Chambers, rep., banker. Herman.
No. 14. Dodre M. T. Zellers, rep..
physician. Hooper; A. J. Hastings,
rep., farmer. Webster.
No. 15. Cuming Charles L. Siecke,
pop., farmer. Wisner.
No. 16, Cuming. Dakota and Thurs
ton Mark W. Murray, dem.. editor
. No. 17, Wayne and Stanton Louis
Smithberger, rep., stock raiser. Stan
No. IS. Dixon J. J. McCarthy, rep.,
real estate. Emerson.
No. 19. Cedar and Pierce G. P. Wat
son, fusion. Plalaview.
No. 20. Knox Charles Crockett, fu
sion, farmer, Bloomield.
. No. 21. Antelope H. C. Elwood, fa
sion. fanner, CreigatoH.
No. 22. Boone H. C Keister, fusion,
farmer. St. Edwards. T
No. 23, Madison T. F. Meaatinger,
No. 24. Platte O. S. Moras, fusion,
No. 25, Platte and Nance James W.
Tanner, fusion, editor Post, Fullerton.
No. 26, Colfax Joseph G. Dobry, fu
sion, fanner, Schuyler.
No. 27, Saunders C. W. Lemar, fu
sion, farmer, Valparaiso; Alex Boulier,
fusion, farmer. Cedar Bluff.
No. 28. Butler George L. Smith, fu-
S aion, Ulysses; F. F. Loomis, fusion.
No. 29. Seward J. J. Endicott, dem.,
farmer. Dorchester; George W. Fuller,
No. 30, Lancaster Joseph Burns,
rep., contractor; Paul F. Clark, rep.,
lawyer; A. W. Lane, lawyer, all of
Lincoln, with Henry Harkson, mer
chant, of Davey, and George Ander
son, machinist in B. & M. shops, Have
lock. No. 31. Saline W. H. Mann, rep.,
miller. Wilber; H. M. Smith, rep.,
No. 32, Gage George U. Jones, rep..
Barn est on; Thomas E. Hibbert, rep.,
Hooker; W. E. Chittenden, rep., Cort
land. No. 33. Gage and Saline W. S.
Grafton,- rep., Wfftcrp.. i. . ...
No. 34, Jefferson Peter Jansen, rep.,
No. 35, Thayer J. R. Morrison, fu
sion, farmer, Chester.
No. 36, Thayer and Jefferson Con
rad Beisner, rep., grain dealer, Heb
ron. No. 37, Fillmore W. H. Taylor, fu
sion, merchant. Exeter; Nils Ander
son, fusion, farmer, Shickley.
No. 38, York Andrew Sandal!, rep.,
farmer, York; J. M. Tucker, rep.,
No. 39. Polk H. R. Hardy, fusion,
No. 40. Merrick W. T. Thompson,
rep., lawyer. Central City.
No. 41, Hamilton J. H. Grosvenor,
fusion, school teacher. Stark; D. S.
Woodard, fusion, physician, Hampton.
No. 42, Clay F. A. Thompson, dem.,
druggist. Clay Cnter; W. A. Martin,
pop., formerly rep., farmer. Trumbull.
No. 43. Nuckolls J. H. Wrijtfit. fu
No. 44, Webster Joseph L. Grand
staff, fusion, farmer, Bladen.
No. 45, Adams I. D. Evans, rep.,
No. 46, Webster and Adams Charles.
E. Hicks, rep., druggist, Bladen.
No. 47, Hall Willard A. Prince, rep,.,
lawyer. Grand Island; George L. Rouse;
rep., farmer, Alda.
No. 48, Howard Samuel Bowers,
fusion, farmer. St. Paul.
No. 49, Garfield, Greeley, Wheeler,
Loup and Blaine and unorganized ter
ritory west of Blaine, J. A. Cos-grove,
fusion, farmer. Burwell.
No. 50, Holt W. W. Peck, fusion,
farmer. Inez; John Carton, fusion,
No. 51. Brown James Hall, rep.,
No. 52, Cherry and Keya Paha John
H. Shore, fusion, stockman, Valentine.
No. 53, Sheridan, Dawes. Box Butte
and Sioux Lewis Gerlach, fusion, for
merly dem., merchant, Harrison.
No. 54, Lincoln, Cheyenne, Keith
and the unorganized territory west of
Logan Auburn W. Atkins, fusion,
stock raiser, Sidney.
No. 5d, Valley J. S. Fnts, fusion.
No. 56. Custer and Logan W. G.
Eastman, fusion, farmer. Kingston:
1W. T. Tavlor. fusion
No. 57, Sherman John Vandergrlft,
fusion, farmer, Austin.
No. 58. Buffalo James Tasterling,
fusion, lawyer, Kearney; Emory Wy
man. fusion, farmer, Shelton.
No. 59, Dawson James Willing,
rep., farmer. Cozad.
No. 60. Kearney G. F. Milbourn,
rep., grain dealer, Mindcn.
No. 61. Franklin David McCracken,
fusion, farmer, aeon.
No. 62, Harlan Finley Cunningham,
fusion, farmetr, Orleans.
No. 63, Phelps John S. Johnson, fu
sion, farmer. Funk.
No. 64, Furnas C. F. Wheeler, fu
sion, farmer, Precept.
No. 65, Red Willow J. e. Hathorn.
rep., physician. Bartley.
No. 66. Frontier and Gosper Rich
ard Cawthra, fusion, Gosoer.
No. 67. Hitchcock, Dundy, Hav and
Chase George W. Benjamin, fusion,
Tha Totn for CoB-te.
Nemaha . . .
County. " ris.
Thurston ..- 496
Dodge ..-. 1,719
Knox '.. 1,301
Totals '.. 14.371
. 4 28
Kearney . .
Webster . .
The Tata far Geveraor.
The returns thus far received on the
head of the ticket are as follows:
. ' 999"
Keya Paha . .
. . . 1,210
. . . 1,697
. .. 555
. . . 1,186
. . . 1.407
Otoe ...... .
Tbo gross receipts of the postofBce
at Omaha for the month of October
were $32,858, against S25.940 for the
same period of last year, an increase
of 36,918, or 26 per cent.
Douglas county's vote on the state
officers other than governor vras as fol
lows: Lieutenant governor Murphy,
9,487; Gilbert, 8.669. Secretary of
state Duras, 8,755; Porter, 8,732. Aud
itor of state Mathews, 9,432; Cornell,
8.606. State treasurer Mortensen, 9,
361; Meserve, 8,684. State superinten
dent Saylor, 9,384; Jackson. 7,643. Attorney-generalJackson,
8.806. Commissioner of public lands
and buildings Williams, 9,316; Wolfe,
The new administration of the Union
Pacific railroad has just succeeded in
solving what was feared would be one
of the most embarrassing questions to
come up. The new company's wage
schedule with the conductors, the
brakemen 2nd the switchmen of the
Union Pacific has just been determined
after a session at the local headcuar
ters lasting several days. As the scale
of wages for the engineers. and fire
men was fixed about six months ago
the entire question of wages of em
ployes of the operating department on
the Union Pacific is now fixed for some
time to come, and unless unforeseen
difficulties should arise there will be
no strife between the company and its
The Central Granaries company is
running its Lincoln plant to its full
capacity these days, cleaning, mixing
and transferrng grain received by it
from the different lines on the Burling
ton in Nebraska and Kansas. This
company receives grain from sixty-five
country elevators, and at present is ex
periencing a rush of business. The
storage room in the elevator here is
full, and the same condition exists at
all the elevators of the company, and
the many other elevators from which
grain is received. The capacity of tae
Lincoln store house is 325,000. At the
present time it is being run night and
day, twenty-five workmen being em
ployed. About sixty cars per day are
being loaded there and during the
month of October the company han
dled a million bushels per day from
Someone had told Alice's father that
his little daughter sometimes said
naughty words. So one evening he
took her on his lao to talk to her
about it. "Who told '00 I said naugh
ty words?" she asked, her big brown
eyes full of wonder. He was smitten
to the heart and reproved himself for
his credulity. "A little bird." he ans
wered, shamefacedly. "Oh." said the
child, her face expressing great dis
gust. "I bet it was one of 'ose 'Ittle
At a vice regal ball in Dublin castle
a young military officer aproached a
pretty young lady from the provinces,
who was sitting with her mother, and
asked her whether he might have the
pleasure of a dance. Before the girl
could reply the fond parent hastily
broke in: "Deed, and you can't then
have a dance with Molly. She's keep
ing herself cool for the earl of Clan
furly." There was once a discussion bet
ween Reeve and Garlyle which so up
set the ideas of the former that some
one said to tae latter: "Too nave
destroyed that man's identity. Hence
forth he will be a mere Carlylate of
THE KJIISERTORJIN JIRBlTtf
A Hint of tiie Purpose of the Prig
posed Visit to Spain.
AMBASSADORS WANT TO KNOW
The Heraldo, or Madrid. Saamaai-:
Matt Xevel Way to Settla Peace tHSS
ealtles Ceald Oaly Offend tha
iuadhid, Aox. 12. This morni
the Heraldo asserts that the Soan
government has resolved to maintasji,
Spain's sovereignty in the Philippiaft
islands. It adds that it has been suff.
gested that Emperor William of Gee;
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Germany from the Holy Land, be
asked to arbitrate the questions in
dispute between Spain and the United
States in the event of the peace com'
missioners failing to come to an agree
ment upon the terms of the proposed
treaty of peace.
The queen regent presided at the
cabinet council held to-day. Premier
Sagasta read a letter from Sendf Rids,
president of the Spanish peace com
mission, announcing that the Ameri
can peace commissioners had refused
to recognise the Cuban debt and had
exacted the Philippine islands. The
cabinet council will meet again this
evening and decide upon a rep ly.
Admiral Camara's squadron has been
ordered to Cadiz with full speed in
view of the approaching visit of Em
peror William of Germany to that
M. Patenotre and Sir Henry Drum
mond Wolff, the French and British
ambassadors, visited Duke Almodovaf
del Rio, minister of foreign affairs,
yesterday to ascertain the motives and
details of Emperor William's visit. He
replied that nothing had been done
officially, that the visit had been in
cognito and that the authorities would
do nothing beyond the usual salutes.
The foreign minister added that the
cabinet had not discussed the matter,
and that no invitation had been issued
to the emperor te'visit Madrid.
The two ambassadors subsequently
discussed the matter together. The
greatest popular interest is displayed
in Emperor William's visit, which la
believed to be somehow connected
with the political situation.
London, Nov. 11. The Berlin corre
spondent of the London Times says:
"According to present arrangements.
the German imperial yacht Hohenzol
lern will touch at Malta, Port Mahon,
Cartagena, Cadiz, Vigo and Dover, per
haps also at Gibraltar, but it appears
definitely settled that Emperor Will
iam will not disembark at Cadiz.
"Though not the slightest political
significance is attached to this, it is
difficult in the case of the emperor to
disassociate political considerations
from personal actions or words. It is
not unlikely especially if they are at
tended by a display of Spanish enthus
iasm that these visits to Spanish
ports will be interpreted in the United
States in Q way very alien to the in
tentions and desires of the German
government. What would have been
thought in Germany if some neutral
sovereign had visited French ports i
with two men-of-war while the Frank
fort treaty was being negotiated?"'
GREAT NORTHERN HOLD-UP.
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acsota raMencer Xot Molested.
Fergus Falls, Minn., Nov. 12. The
Great Northern through train, which '
passed through this city at 7:30 p. m., .
was held up and robbed about five
miles west of here last night. There
were eijjlit robbers in the gang, all
well armed. Two of them evidently
boarded the "blind baggage"' in this
city. The train was scarcely out of
town when these two climbed over the
tender, and, presenting revolvers, told
Engineer Brace and his fireman to stop j
at a lonely spot near the Pelican river
Arriving at this place, the train was
stopped and the engineer and fireman
were ordered to leave the cab. The
other members of the gang rushed
from the woods and bearded the ex
press car. All wore handkerchiefs
over their faces. The gang was regu
larly organized and went by numbers.
When the train stopped the con
ductor and the brakeman started for
ward to find out what the trouble was,
but the bandits fired a number of
shots and warned them to keep back.
Then they compelled, the express mes
senger to leave the car. and, while
three or four stood guard, the others
proceeded to blow open the safes.
The local safe was destroyed, and it
is thought that they succeeded in se
curing considerable money, but the
exact amount cannot be learned. The
through safe was drilled and dyna
mited, four charges being used. The
jacket was blown off. but it was found
impossible to reach the inner part and
get at the cash.
They worked over it nearly two
hours, holding the train for that
length of time, but gave up finally
and, joining their companions on the
outside, started south.
The two men who stood guard over
the engineer compelled him to give up
530 which he had upon his person.
The passengers were not molested.
Several posses are out, but no trace
of the robbers has yet been reported.
A Settlemeat Probable at TirAea.
Vibdex. 111., Nov. 12. Indications
strongly point to a settlement between
the striking miners and the Virden
Coal company. Edward Cabill. pres
ident of the Miners' union, has left for
Chicago in response to a telegram from
T. C. Loucks, president of the coal
Far KUllar m Ei
- Gexeta, Nov. 12 The Italian An
archist, Lnigi Lucchenni, who stabbed
and killed Empress Elizabeth of Aus
tria on September 10 last, was placed
on trial here yesterday. He pleaded
guilty and was sentenced to rigorous
imprisonment for life.
Neosho. Mo., Nov. 12. Complete re
turns from the Fifteenth Missouri dis
trict show that M. E. Benton, Demo
crat, has been elected to Congress' by
a majority of 3,200 over F. E. Williams,
AUSTRIAN DEPUTIES IN A DUEL
4 Baitaafatn Blai TaUaWa Wy m Swart
Vixssa, Nor. 15. A teres duel be
tween Herr Wolff aad the Polish dep
uty; Chcfaller de Onleworx, is the sen
aatiosViif ihe hour hare. The cause of
mibm tfttct was Wolffs reaiark during;
i -t-mmmmmjm wnuf ui mm amcosnu
Vf tHatlfca poles are a swarm of parasites
maid the life blood of the Austrian
This insult roused the anger of the
Polish deputies, who rose as one saan
and ran at Wolff. . The latter was
ftuittcljr surrounded by German OcpV
ties and a sharp tussle ensued between
the representatires of the two nation
alitiea. Wolff waa badly knoekea abonf
by the. Poles. When the storm sub
aided, de tinlewsz declared in behalf of
the Polish party that it repudated with
acorn the "insults of a street cad like
Wolff immediately chaUtaffed de
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aaa toe auei was ioarnt tiwiav ndr
life or death condition
Wolff is short.
slightly built and lame in one leg. De
Gniewoss is short and stout; He for
merly was an army officer;
When the word or command was
given the two deputies began a furious
cdmbati thrusting. and parrying with
bewildering rapidity. De Giiiewosa,
in his rage, directed blow after blow
at his adversary. Wolff parried the
ex-officer's wild onslaughts with cool
judgment and within fire minutes
caught his rival off his guard and
wounded htm in two places. Do
Gniewoss's head was cut while a
part of his right hand was left
hanging by the skin. But in spite of
his serious injuries and the umpire's
command to cease, de Gniewoss fol
lowed his adversary, slashing at him
savagely until his own seconds seized
and disarmed him. He was removed
to his house, where he will be confined
QUAY SEEKS RE-ELECTION.
Peaasylraata Senator Throw
Gaaatlet to HI EaanlM.
Philadelphia, Nov. 12. United
States Senator Quay has announced
his candidacy for re-election to his
present office. He said:
"All of my friends have been aware
of my personal apathy to another term
in the seriate, but those prominent in
the late crusade against the Repub
lican state and legislative candidates
chose to force the issue. They have
made it imperative that I shall be a
candidate for re-election. The guagc
of battle is accepted. The result is in
the hands of the Republican members
of the in-cominir legislature, a verv
large proportion of whom are my po
litical and personal friends. Through
out the campaign just closed enormous
sums of money were used to defeat
Republican legislative candidates. I
have no doubt efforts will be made to
tamper with some of the members
elect, but they will not be successful.
"The attempt to purchase the United
States senatorship two years ago did
not succeed then, tior will a similar at
tempt succeed now, bargain counter
methods having been repudiated by
the people of this state."
Senator Quay then offers a reward
it of $10,000 for information leading to
the arrest and conviction of anyone
endeavoring to bribe any state senator
or representative elect, the money be
ing on deposit with his bankers. The
new Pennsylvania legislature, re
ferred to by Senator Quay, will, by his
estimate, have a Rcpubliban majority
on joint ballot of seventy-six, or
nearly two-thirds. Senator Quay, ac-
1 compailied by Senator
J iast night for Florida.
NO WANT OF NAVAL STORES.
I The Pay
Depart neat Snppl led
Washi"gtox. Nov. 12. In an unos
tentatious way the pay department of
the navy plays an important part in
the war. Aside from the disburse
ments of funds in salaries the pay de
partment procured all supplies for the
navy. The paymaster general says
that the outbreak of hostilities found
the supply department organized un
der a s-stcin that for eight years
had been in process of painstak
ing development. The strain of the
war was met easily. During the
period of active operations, 194 vessels
were furnished and supplied with
all stores. A base of supplies was
established at Key West early in
March and stores for S,000 men for
three months were kept on hand. Sup
plies for 4,000 men at Mare island, for
4,000 at Norfork and for 51,000 at New
York were also accumulated. Before
the outbreak of war Admiral Dewey
was directed to buy the collier Nan
shan and the supply ship Seafiro, the
latter loaded with provisions. When
the war broke out the Asiatic squad
ron was in possession of five months'
To Give Up the W. C T. V. Temple.
St. Paul, Minn., Nov. 12. The ex
ecutive committee of the national W.
C. T. U. has decided formally to aban
don the temple project in Chicago.
Their action will come up before the
convention now in session here, for
final decision, Monday, when Mrs.
Carse and other friends of the temple
hope to be given more time to save the
building for the W. C. T. U.
Tae Anay Bars Hospital Teata.
St. Louis, Mo.. Nor. 12. Colonel
Smith, purchasing quartermaster for
the United States army . has closed a.
contract for the purchase of IS.OOO big
hospital tents from a tent manufactur
er here. The tents will cost the gov
ernment nearly $40,000. They are to
be used by troops in winter quarters
in the South.
Xext Mlaeearl Legleletare.
St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 12. According
to returns compiled by the Post-Dispatch,
tae next Missouri assembly will
be constituted as follows: Senate
Democrats 35, Republicans 9; Demo
cratic majority 16. House Democrats
82, Republicans 58; Democratic major
ity 21. Democratic majority on joint
of Baaahn Death Bala Catrwe.
Maoko, Nov. 12. There were only
two deaths on the steamship Grand
Awtilla, which lately brought a thous
and Spanish troops from the West In
dies. The story sent from here to the
United States that 100 people died on
tha ship during the voyage is untrue.
LAND OF THE PALMS
Gerferti Whittier Favors Keeping
All the Islands
MAKES SOME SUGGESTIONS,
Kaaerta of a Woader'ally t av'tlia ttfaatr?
la All the FbUlpalaas Coa-a to tkil
Cattaau Collector at MaaUaFraa. Eag
VAsmxtSTON; Nov. iS. Charles .4
Whittier, brigadier gaaerai of Tolunt
teers; now collector of customs di Urn
nila; under date o'f Sept. 19. has sub
mitted a repdft b'f His observations
upon the condition of thing's in Ma
nila and the Philippine islands, arid
suggestions as to the methods to be
nnrsned pendiiur . the.
upon, lie says: "xne most important
questions are the currency, revenue
(including the cedula. or head tax),
opium, and the admission of the Chin
ese. These are very grave questions
and cannot be decided under a brief
The Mexican dollar, he points out.
has been in use for 250 years, in spite
of laws against it. No sudden' change,
he believes should bn made.
"The cedula, or head tax, which has
given an income of $16,000,000 a year,
has been a most popular measure.'
General Whittier says. "It has varied
from S3 (formerly 85) a head, to $37. 50.
Advocates of the single tax on land
might make a strong case on these
islands. I think the main revenue of
the British government in India is de
rived from the land tax. It is worthy
of consideration here.'
The Spanish governor sold the
monopoly of the import on opium for
$550,000 for' three years; A tax of $0
(Mexican) a pound has been imposed,
which will probably result in exten
- With regard to the island of Luzon,
the general says: "I went over the
line of the Manila railway, 123 miles
in length, running northward from
Manila The country three miles ont
from Manila is occupied by the insur
gents for the whole distance. The
line is in fair order. Telegraphic com
munications are destroyed in many
places and will pr'dbably require a
month for their restoration. The lift
has opened aad developed a country of
most extraordinary fertility. Rice is
the principal product; there is
much sugar; a small amount of
indigo on the northern part of the
line; possibilities of cotton, coffee and
almost anything. The stations are at
short intervals, in accordance with or
ders from the Spanish government,
which subsidized the line. I have
never seen a country of such splendid
productive power. For the first 100
miles almost all of it is under cultiva
tion. From there to the terminus is a
different and prettier country, with
high cocoanut palm trees of rare
beauty; but not yet as much cultivated
as those to the south.
"The islands to the south. Pansy
(Iloilo being the principal port and the
second of these islands), Cebu, Samar,
Mindanao and possibly the Snlu or
Jolo, archipelago, should be invest
igated as soon as our relations with
the Spanish permit. I am extremely
anxious to make this journey at the
invitation of English merchants thor
oughly acquainted with the islands.
If one-half they 833- of the richness of
these be true, it would be a most val
uable acquisition to the United States.
I desire no place here except upon the
ship to return to America, but I am so
thoroughly impressed with the wealth
aud beauty of the country and the
most peculiar conditions existing here
that I am most anxious for the suc
cess of our government in working out
this experiment with the best fruition.
"The inhabitants are unique: the
natives clean and clever, the Chinese
more active and persevering. We pay
a house servant who works most satis
factorily $10 a month, equaling 83.70
of our money, be furnishing his own
"The custom house receipts during
our incumbency, twenty-four working
days, amounted to St-06,000. With the
increase of industries contingent upon
our occupancy they should amount,
within two years, to SS.OOO.OOO a year
"The mining explorations and ven
tures promise very well, especially in
coal and iron. Capital may be profit
ably expended in opening banks, cot
ton mills, paper mills, ice factories.,
breweries, inter-isiand shipping and
"Few of our people consider that
all of the customs here are radically
different from those of the United
States; you can't upset the habits and
traditions of tno centuries in two
centuries. The Oriental will for a
long time yet prefer rice and opium to
pic and baked beans. 'Make haste
slowly' should be rule of our conduct."
BULL FIGHTERS TO M'KINLEY.
An Appeal That Havana He Permitted
to Enjay Its Principal Aaaateneat.
WisniXGTOx, Nov. 10. At a recent
meeting of the professional bull
fighters in Havana it was determined
to forward to President McKinley
a petition that, after the begin
ning of the American control, there
be no legal steps taken to prevent
them from carrying on their amuse
ment. The bull fighters declare that
their livlibood depends on their abil
ity to continue their chosen profession
and that it would be a sore disappoint
to the people of Havana if its chief en
tertainment were forbidden.
The gladiators will state that Gen
eral Lee, during his residence in Cuba,
never missed an opportunity to wit
ness a fight. They also declare that
all Americans who have witnessed a
bull fight are greatly pleased with the
A "Wariac Chair" la Columbia.
New Yoke. Nov. 12. It has been
decided by the special committee ap
pointed by the chamber of com
merce to provide a fitting memo
rial, of Colonel George F. Waring,
that an endowment fund of $100,000
shall be raised with which to estab
lish in Columbia college the Waring
chair of municipal affairs. The amount
will be raised by subscription and dur
ing her life time the income of the
fund will be paid to Mrs. Waring.
GENERAL HflleS' REPORT.
It la IfaaW rattle hy Secretary
WASiiutGTox, Nor. 1 The report
of Major General Miles, commanding
the United States army, waa made
public yesterday by Secretary Alger.
The keynoter to the report is found in
one of the opening sentences, where it
is said: "The military operations
during the year have been extraordinary,-
unusual and extensive," a state
ment which is fully borne out by the
long recital of isipnrtant events which
General Miles shows have made the
military history of the ypar 1S9S the
most remarkable since the f nd of the
Generalizing upon results the report
adds; "It is. gratifying to accord that
during the war not a single defeat
has been met and not a prisoner, ccior,
gun or rifle has been captured by the
enemy.- In this respect the war has
been most remarkable, and perhaps
- rM-i-MW5i ..L3Hr .-.
naer all circumstance ana in
spite of many most trying difficulties,
the troops have maintained the for
tunes of the American character aad
the honor of their arms."
General Miles closes his report with
some earnest recommendations for ther
Improvement of the military service.
He trusts the experience of the last
few months will be valuable to the
people' and to the government. The
value' of coast defense?, he says, has
been proved and the system should
be completed without delay. He
favors the adoption of a stand
ard of strength for the army
to meet the country's growth and
suggests that it be one soldier to
every 1,000 population, yielding a
force of 62,579. While this force is
already provided for, unfortunately
the authorizing act requires the army
to be reduced to its former inadequate
basis on the termination of the war.
There is an entire absence of any
direct criticism, though certain sen
tences in the report are italicised, in
an apparent desire ta justify pre
viously expressed plans of details of
the campaigns, and. where it deals of
events, the document is largely made
up of a quotation of official dispatches,
and contains nothing that had not
already been made public in General
Miles' famous interview on his return
from Porto Rico. He declares that he
was in full charge of the army in
Cuba, and claims the credit for the
surrender of General Toral.
General Miles, in conclusion, recom
mends the authorization of an auxili
ary force of native troops in Cuba,
Porto Rico and the Philippines to be
officered by United States army officers
and not exceeding two soldiers for
1,000 population of the islands, and all
of these increases he urges should be
made at once, ns they are of vital im
portance. FOR LESS THAN $4o7oO 0,000.
Spala May Flad That She Refined a
New York, Nov. 12. A dispatch to
the New York Herald from Washing
ton says: "Instead of paying Spain
$40,000,000 as an indemnity for the
cession of the Philippine islands to
ihe United States. President McKin
ley intends to reimburse her only for
the debt at about $1,000,000 contracted
for public improvements. President
McKinley and his cabinet has earef ully
noted that the sentiment expressed
throughout the country by the elec
tions has been in opposition to the
suggestion to indemnify Spain to the'
extent first proposed.
"As was put out by the administra
tion authorities, it wa intended to
give the capital of the entire debt
floated with the Philippine islands as
security, amounting to $40,000,000.
What will be paid by the United
State:, according to the present in
tention of the President, is the debt
contracted by Spain for the establish
ment of lighthouses, harbor improve
ments and public buildings. All told,
this docs not amount to a very large
sum, being fixed at about $1,000,000.
Friends of Spain in the diplomatic;
corps say that it la an outrage for the
President to offer such a small sum."
" 'Perhaps it would be the best thing
for Spain if she should rid herself of
the Philippines,' said one of these gen
tlemen, 'but surely it is not right that
the United States should satisfy only
a small portion of the debt, leaving
her with the remainder on her hands
with a low treasury to meet it.'
"It is not believed in official circles
here that Spain will withdraw her
commissioners from Paris. She has
no desire to lose the Canary islands
and she is apprehensive that in case of
a resumption of hostilities the Ameri
can government would seize and, per
haps, hold them.
"A high administration official says
that in case of the withdrawal of the
Spanish commissioners the United
States government would complete
the military occupation of the Philip
pines and would take such other steps
as it might deem advisable for the pro
tection of this country's rights in the
"From Mr. Day the officials have
learned that the American commis
sioners yesterday presented the reply
to the Spanish refusal to surrender the
islands and it is expected that now the
administration has been so indorsed
by the country the Spaniards will ap
preciate the hopelessness of their po
sition ahd accede to the demands of
Croker Will Not Ktaad for It.
New York. Nov. 12. Richard Cro
ker said, when he heard that someone
intended to contest Colonel Roosevelt's
eligibilty for the gubernatorial chair:
"Tammany hall has nothing: to do
with snch a scheme. We fought Colone.
Boosevelt at the polls The returns
say he is elected. We know nothing
of the intention ascribed to some
anonymous member of the organiza
tion. We are not behind it and will
not stand for it."
Am Opera Hease for the Shaea.
Hiawatha. Kan.. Nov. 12. The
Missouri Pacific railway company has
been notified that the Hiawatha peo
ple will be satisfied with the division
removal if the company will build the
town a $15,000 opera house in return
for the land and bonds given the com
pany. The managers of the road have
offered to return the land and bny a
part of it.
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