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CONDON, GILLIAM CO., OREGON, THURSDAY, MAY 11, 1899.
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EVENTS OF THE DAY
Epitome of the Telegraphic
News of the World.
TKUSK TICKS FROM 'J'HK WIRKS
An Intaraatlng Collootlun of Ham Frnm
the Two If ainlauhoro Pra.aotad
In n Condanaod form.
Now It ia R iKMtiiut truiit, to control
(he whole product of the coiintr.
Quay's friends are wurk!ii hanl to
Infliieuue souatori In favor of sauting
blin.
Tlie ItosilinB, Pa., Iron Company ad
vanced wugo for the seoond time this
your.
fitrikrirs at Cleveland wore accom
f ul In obtaining more wagossnd ahorter
hours.
The price of gas In New Yoik has
btwii redaoed from $1.10 to 05 cents por
1000 foot.
Gtirmsn paters are anxloiuly adrla
Ing President McKiuloy to give up the
Philippine.
Lieutonant Utlmore has been hoatd
from. He has sent word of his cap
ture to Ueneral MacArthnr.
Cecil Ithodcts has failed to locate the
Id of the British government in his
Cupe-to-Csiro railway scheme.
Paymaater-Ueneral Stewart, having
reached the age limit, will he lelired
with the rank of rear-admiral.
Howell T. Moigan, who returned to
South Bend, Intl., from Alaska, where
he had lost hie mind and money, com
mitted suicide.
Secretary Hay has been formally no
tified of the lelfuse of the Ppaniah
gurrisoii at Ponapet, in the Caioliue
islunds, and of naturalised American
cttUen named Meltnder, held as a pris
oner of war since last sumuior.
' Aguinaldo has again sunt envoys to
General Otis with peaoo proposals, but
s they bear the same instructions as
beloie they-will accomplish nothing.
They still insist that consent of the
Filipino congress must be obtained.
As result of Qonoial Tories' op
pressive conduct toward American
merchants trading at lUueflelds, Nica
ragua, this government line deter
mined to require the Nioaiagtian gov
ernment to relieve him fiom duty at
that point, r
Archbishop Corrigsn's tetter to the
pope, thanking him for his duclnration
against ".Americanism," was answered
inimediutely by the caidinul sucretmy
of stato, who expressed to the arch
bishop the great satisfaction whioh It
gave his holiness.
The postniaster-grnoinl has directed
the postmaster at Hnn Francisco to tako
out of the mails for Manila three pam
phlets issued by Kdward Atkinson, of
Boston, vice-piesldent of the Antl
Impei ialistio Leagtio, dinoonteut and
even mutiny among the soldiers being
stated by the department to be the de
sign of these publications. -
Ei-Governor John P. Altgeld Is dan
gerously ill.
Various Toronto workmen struck for
higher wages,
Admlrnl Dewey onblus that ten ol
the Vorktown's orew ar-j piisouers iu
insurgents' hands.
Chilkat Indiana are reported on the
warpath in Alaska, and driving whites
off the White Pass trail.
Returning Copper liver prospectors
bring horrible tales of suffering, sick
ness and disappointment.
. While American In Manila expect
peace soon, Otis keeps vigorously pre
paring to prosecute the war.
Captain Baxter, chief quartermaster
of the department of the Missouri, has
been ordered to Manila for duty.
Fred Whiteside, ex-senntor from
Flathead county, has brought suit for
1100,000 against the Butte Miner (or
defamation of oharaoter.
Under the terms of the recent naval
appropriation law, the depnitment is
authorised to enlist 8,500 boys and half
that number mnst be constantly at sea.
Murderer W. U. Magors, nudor sen
tence et death In Polk county, Oregon,
for the murder of Kay Sink, last Sep
tember, baa been granted a now trial
by the supreme court.
An officer is missing in the Philip
pines, lie has not been heard from
slnoo April SH. Captain Rockefeller,
of the Ninth infantry, went to visit
outposts, and no tiace ot him has since
been found.
UrltfHillor-Uonoin! Harrison Gray
Otis, lately In high command In the
Philippines, hns arrived home in Cali
fornia, having voluntarily resigned.
He will at once resume the editortihip-in-chlof
of the Los Angeles Times.
Action has been takon by the navy
department which will result, It is be
lieved, In the submission of several
bids in the forthcoming armor-plate
competition. The department has re
duced the. amount of the check each
bidder will be required to subnIH with
his hid from $1,000,000 to $100,000.
Bids will be opened on May 81.
Minor New Itain.
It is estimated that Argentina will
have $1,600,000 tons ot maixo avail
able for export.
Mrs. MoKlnloy'g health lias im
proved very mnoh of lute and she i
now said to bo bettor than for many
years past.
El Correo Espanolo,the Cnrlist organ
at Madrid, bus been suppressed on the
ground that It is the property of a Brit.
Ish subject.
LATER NEWS.
At Cedar crock, in Cass county, Ne
braska, a cloud hurst occurred, causing
several thousand dollars' damage.
ltudyard Kipling has heon offered
snd bus agreed to accept the degree of
LL. D. from McGill university, Mon
ti eul, Canada.
Tho sheriff of Bhoshone county, Ida
ho, has boon arrested by the federal
authorities, charged with bribing and
aliening the Wardnor rioters, and
step have been taken to oust him
from offlco.
Cyrus Dolph, of Portland, Or., son
of tiie Into United Htutoe Hens tor
Dolph, of Oregon, has been recom
mended by the examining board at the
Presidio for a second liuutenaritcy in
tho regular army.
Admiral Dowey's physician says I e
is in perfect health. He has not been
more than 20 miles away from Munila
since the first duy of Inst May. and he
has not felt tho necessity of a physic
ian's aid in that time.
British industry is being forced to
the rear, and growing American com
petition alarms England. We are tak
ing rich markets from her. Skill in
Engine building on this side is bring
ing in ordcis from abroad.
At a monster mass meeting held in
Chicago the president snd government
were endorsed, and the Philippine war
was declared to be Just and holy. Sup
port was pledged to the boys who are
fighting for tho Mug 10,000 miles from
home.
President McKinley stated Sunday
that he believed the war in the Philip
pines would be at an end within 48
hours. This conclusion Is based upon
highly gratifying cablegrams roccived
from Mr. Schurgan, president of the
peace commission.
It is rumored that Mabinl, president
of the cabinet and minister of foreign
affairs in the so-culled Filipino govern
ment, who -Is radical, ia to be suc
ceeded by Patreno, the trainer of the
Spanish treaty of 1890. This change
is regarded as significant at the pres
ent Juncture.
It is declared in Washington that the
president's nervous condition and ill
health are the result of bis incessant
smoking. Of late, he has smoked
from breakfast to bod time, and while
at work ho has constantly a cigar in
his mouth. He almost rivala the late
General Grant as a smoker.
Governor Thomas has announced
that within tow days, if President
McKinley and the secretary of war con
tinue to Ignore his communications on
the subject of the returu of the Colo
rado regiment from the Philippines, he
will take steps with the view of secur
ing the immediate recall of the troops.
Porto Rico is to have a first-class
postal service.
The oruiser Chicago will pay the
Moots a significant visit toroinind them
of claims due us.
The Italian ministry has resigned.
Discussion over the exposure of official
correspondence caused the rupture.
Sadio Tunic, a 13-year-old Russian
girt, was struck by lightning in
crowded Now York street. She suffered
severe burns, but is still alive.
At Hutchinson, Kan., John Moore,
wtiile being tried for the murder of his
five child ron, admitted that he bad
killeJ them so that he could get work.
The military government has decid
ed to returu to the United States all
ex-volunteers now serving sentences in
Cuba for misconduct under their toruis
of enlistment.
The California raisin-growers' asso
ciation have secured control of - 00 per
cent of the product of the counties of
tho state. The packers have accepted
the terms offered, and will work in
harmony with ths association.
The new Montana copper company
has been organised, with capital ot
$75,000,000, aud Marcus Daly as presi
dent. Koveral other large properties
will be uuited with the Anaconda
mines, ami more thorough work done.
The president has appointed Hon.
Bert W. liowen, of New York, as min
ister to Persia. Minister Bowen was
consul-general at Barcelona before the
Spanish war broke out. The place
hud previously been tendored ex-Governor
Lord, of Oregon.
An insurance decision ot much im
portance hits boon rendered by a New
York court against the Equitable Life.
It is held that policy-holders are en
titled to a share in all the company's
surplus, in proportion to the amount
of his poioy and paid premiums.
The California Packers' Association
has been incorporated, with a capital
stock ot $3,500,000. It is composed ot
some of the lurgest fruitpacking estab
lishments in the state, and its object
will be to control and regulate the
prices ot canned fruits whioh it will
siiip to all parts ot the world.
Mr. Shurman, the prosidont of the
United Stutes Philippine commission,
expresses the opinion that the inter
views accorded by General Otis to the
Filipino represotatlves will have a good
moral effect, as tending to convince
Aguinaldo's representatives that the
American authorities mean to give the
Filipinos a good government, aud not
one of the Spanish sort.
The American Linsood Oil company,
of Chicago, has absorbed the lour oil
mills ot tho Twin Cities, Minn., the
consideration being $3,000,000. ,
The German government has boon
informed by Great Britain that the
latter has no designs on annexation or
protectorate on the Tonga islands.
Governor Powers, Maine, lias called
a special election for June 19 to choose
a congressman from the Second dis
trict to sucoeod the late Nelson Ding,
ley.
DOOMED TO DESTRUCTION.
Half the Yukon Fleet Faat In tho lea
and tillable to Eari.
San Francisco, May 8. Advices from
the Northwest confirm previous reports
that nearly half of the Yukon fleet is
fast in the ion, and will probably be
destroyed when the spring freshet
comes. Among the vessels in danger
is the Sherman, of the Alaska Explora
tion Company. She is near Nuluto,
and is on a sand bar in the middle of
the river, broadside on the current.
Four miles from the mission is the
Dawson City, owned by a Son Fran
cisco firm. She is fast in the ice,
with no chance to escape. The Gov
ernor Steuumun, owned by Portland
capitalists, is about 25 miles above the
mouth of the Xanana river, and she
will probably break up when the fresh
ets come. The May D is also doomed.
She is near Rampart City, fast in
the ice in the middle of the river. The
Trenton is close to the May D, and she
cannot escape destruction. The
Clutoo, owned in San Francisco; the
Seattle No. 1, of the Seattle-Yukon
Company, and the City of Chicago,
owned by Chicago capitalists, are in a
bunch a short distance above Rampart
City, They will probably be crushed
to pieces with the first cake of ice that
comes down the river. The Robert
Kerr, the Seattle, the Sovereign, the
Tacoms, the Arnold and the John C.
Barr are near Circle City, and there is
little hope that any of tliera will escape
destruction. All of these boats were
engaged in general freighting and
passenger business on the Yukon be
tween St. Michaels and Dawson City.
NEGRO'S BIG FIND.
Ha Dig t'p Bond That Had Bean Bur
led and tho Source of Much Trouble.
Cincinnati, May 8. Buried treasure
in the shape of 11 $1,000 bonds, bear
ing undipped coupons which add sev
eral thousand dollars to their value,
were found by Thomas Lawson. a negro
laborer, while digging in the cellar ol
a down-town depaitment store on Sixtli
street. The ground was formerly the
property ot Britting Bros., piano man
ufacturers. In the tin box was found
a paper on which was written:
"These bonds belong to Julius and
Martin Britting, and are the result of
years of industry and saving."
This discovery solves a mystery
whioh had been a source of angry con
tention among the heirs of Julius
Britting, whoso sisters brought suit
against Muitin Britting, a brother,
charging him with having concealed
the bonds. Martin denied everything,
but notwithstanding , his denial a
judgment was rendered against him in
favor of the estate ; of Julius for about
$4,000. The money was collected and
the estate distributed and settled. The
negro claims the bonds as tieasuie
trove.
CENTRAL AMERICAN AFFAIRS.
Hereafter Amerlran Intereeta Will Be
Thoroughly Protected.
New York, May 8. A special to the
Herald fiom Washington ears: Meas
ure have been initiated by the navy
department which contemplate provid
ing constant protection for American
interests in Central America. As a re
sult of a consultation between Assist
ant Secretaty Allen and Reur-Admirul
Crowninsliield, instructions have been
given to Kear-Admiral Hicliborn, chief
constructor, to fit out the converted
yacht Viking for duty in Central
American waters as expeditiously as
possible. Tiie Viking's small draught
will permit her to enter the shallow
waters on tho eastern ooast of Central
America so that the American flag will
be flying constantly at Honduras and
Nicaraguan ports. The deteimination
to send the Viking to Central Amerioa
is the result of the communications
received at the state department from
Americana in Honduras and Nicaragua.
Acting Sesretary Allen said that no
word had yet been received from the
Detroit, but it is supposed that Com
mander Dayton and Minister Meiry
are continuing their investigation,
obtaining affidavits from Amer'caus,
etc., bearing upon their refusal to pay
double duties on goods imported by
them into Nicaragua.
MURDERED HER MOTHER.
Chicago Woman Lay la Walt for llri
Two Houra.
Chloago, May 6. Mrs. Augustus
Styles, after waiting two hours in a
dark recess of a hallway at the en
trance to 'Wallatt'a hull, Burlington
street anil North avenue, this after
noon, aliot and killed her mother, Mrs.
Catherine Schulti. Mrs. Sohults wat
to attend a meeting ot the Martha
Washington Fruu Verein, which was
held in the hall, and the daughter lay
in wait for her until she came. Five
shots were fired, three taking effect.
Mrs. Styles, who is 33 years of age,
said she was driven to the act 'by her
mother's revealing closed chapter of
her early life to Mrs. Styles' daughter,
16 years ot age. The child's parents
were not rcgulaily married, and Mrs.
Schulti is said to have disclosed this
fuct to her grandchild. Mrs. Styles
was arrested.
New Towna In Colorado.
Durango, Colo., May 8. Building
on several new townsites in the Ute
lands is going forward with all possible
speed. The filings at the land office
up to noon today numbered 80. There
is no way ot estimating tho number oi
actual settlors.
flniig Till They Dropped.
Washington. May 8. Tho double
hanging of William Strather and
Charles Winston at tiie district Jail
passed off quietly. The two colored
men started for the scaffold Just at
noon, and seven minutes later they
were hanging from the gallows. Wins
ton and Strather both sang on the way
from their cell to the scaffold, and con
tinued to sing until the drop fell.
Strather killed Rose Talbot, who loft
her husband to live with him. Win
ston shot his wife; Kiuuia, while in bed.
THEY FLED IN DISMAY
Rout of the Filipinos at Sac
Fernando.
TOWN WAS WELL FOKTIFIEE
low Troop Made the Caplnre-t'ol
uiumera' Brigade Joined b,r
I.nwton'e Column,
Manila. May 8. The Second Oregon
under Colonel Summers, captured
Maasin, near San Miguel, and Lawton,
with his main body of troops, is thert
now.
The fallowing ii a list ot the killed
and wounded yesterday:
Killed Twentieth Kansas, one lieu
tenant and one private; First Montana,
one private; First Nebraska, two pri
vates.
Wounded Twentieth Kansas, II
men, Including two officers; First Mon
tana, three, including - one officer;
Fifty-first Iowa, three; First Nebraska,
five; First Soutli Dakota, one.
The Filipino army, though terribly
demoralized, had San Fernando well
fortified with zig-zag trenches well con
structed and a number of Spanish
blockhouses in position to lie used.
These rebels could have resisted a much
stronger force for a long time, if they
bud had moral courage; but they were
jieheartened and discouraged, and so
ran in great disorder from the place.
Spanish prisoners left behind in the
rout of the rebels today told the Ameri
cans that General Luna had been
wounded in the shoulder in fighting at
San Tom as yesterday, and the Filipino
loldiers have all gone to pieces.
General MacArthur bag moved bis
full command to Sou Fernando.
Many people left in panic, discarding
property and leaving household goods
behind. The main residence part of
n is intact but the church, convent,
ail road buildings and business houses
rere fired by the Filipinos.
. Ceptare of San Fernando.
The capture of San Fernando was
nade by the Fifty-first Iowa, after a
;allant charge. General Hale led the
tttack. He had two battalions ot the
towa regiment, a Hotchkiss gun, and a
lank movement on the right was
iiade. To reach the city the troops bad
to turd two shallow streams.
Before the advance was well begun the
main body ot rebels fled to the north
ward from San Fernando, leaving a
small garrison. These fired on the
lowans when in the middle of the sec
ond stream. Although the rebel fire
was hot, the Americans were not
checked for an instant. With a yell
the lowans rushed up the bank of the
stream nearest the rebel rifles and be
gan sprinting after the now fleeing gar
rison. Heavily armed and accontered
the lowans had a handicap as against
the lightly clad rebels, and wheu out
run, many of the Americans stopped
his quarry with bullets. This chasing
lusted through the town and almost a
mile beyond. Tiled out and wi.ided
the lowans returned to fight the flames
consuming the public buildings from
the torch of the natives, and then held
the town until MacArthur's command
eatne up.
HAS HAD ENOUGH.
Aguinaldo Offere to Murrender He Aaka
for But Little.
Washington, May 8. Aguinaldo'e
envoys to the American Philippine
commission have formally admitted
the sovereignty of the United States
over the Philippine islands and the sur
render of Aguinaldo is believed to be
close at hand.
President Schurman, of the American
Philippine commission, who has never
been optimistic on the problem, cabled
today to the president the beliet of tho
commission that Aguinaldo is ready to
surrender. He Informed the president
of the new plea for peace made by the
Tagal representatives.
Aguinaldo offers to surrender, but
makes, through his representatives, a
plea for certain assurances as to local
officers and government being given
the Filipinos. The conditions are of
minor consequence, as fur as this gov
ernment is concernod. As a result of
the dispatch sent by Schurman today,
it is the confident expectation of the
president that the end of the rebellion
is near.
This result will not be obtained with
out some of the concessions asked for,
which have been recommended by the
commission, and whioh, by the oabled
direction ot the president today, will
be granted. These concessions con
template giving the Filipinos a form
of government modeled after that ot
the United States.
Klot at Oolulh.
Duluth, May 8. The first serious
demonstration by the street railway
strikers and sympathisers occuirod to
night They used dynamite to stop
traffic. Four curs weie derailed, three
at West Duluth and one on Garfield
avenue. One ot the cars in West Du
luth was smashed almost beyond re
pair, and all ot tho glass in tho other
two was broken. The car on Garfield
avenue was served li nowise. One man
was seriously if not fatally injured,
and four others were slightly hurt
Peace In Veneaueln.
Caracas, Venezuela, May 8. Peace
is now re-esttthlishod in Venezuela.
General Ramon Gara, formerly Vene
zuelan minister of war and marine,
who started the revolution last Febru
ary and was finally severely defeated
by the government troops, lias escaped
into Colombia.
Lord Salisbury expi esses much satis
faction at the Anglo-Russian agree
ment, and hopes Russia will consent to
its publication.
OPPORTUNITIES IN PORTO RICO
Itoom for Young Men or Knterprlae an:
F.ngergy.
Washington, May 0. Owing to tho
large number of inquiries that have
lieen received by the members of the
insular commission since their recent
return from Porto Rico. General Rob
ert P. Kennedy hns prepared a state
ment as to the resources and conditions
in Porto Rico, which he thinks will
cover the points upon which the great
est interest has been manifested. Con
cerning the people themselves, General
Kenedy says:
"There can scorcely be found on the
globe a more hospitable and warm
hearted people than those of Porto
Rico. They are in full sympathy with
American institutions. There is a
great deal of poverty in the island, as
it is understood in the United States.
That is, the people live in fliinsily
constructed huts, have few clothes and
still less of ready money, hut, owing to
the bounty ot nature around them,
they can live with little work and few
worldly goods and still not suffer from
either cold or hunger. The stories of
starvation upon the island are baseless
fabrications.
"While the richer 'classes live well
In beautifully appointed homes and
have been, for the most part, educated
abroad, so that they can speak Englsh,
the percentage of illiteracy among tha
poorer classes is very high, reaching 90
per cent, but this is laigely due to the
tact that there are no schools worthy
the name outside of the largest towns,
or, indeed, one might say, in the whole
island.
"As to agricultural opportunities, I
should say that not one-fourth of the
land is under cultivation, and thous
ands of acres yet remain to be given
over to husbandry. Lands are held at
good prices, owing to the promise of
an influx ot people from the United
States. Still, there is opportunity for
many thousands of persons who really
wish to engage in agriculture in the
island. That there are great opportun
ities in Porto Rico is unquestionable.
To young men desiring to seek per
manent homes and who have a good
stock of energy and enterprise, Porto
Rico offers great inducements. But I
would discourage the simple adventurer
who expects to reap a quick and un
earned reward.
"The opportunities for stock-raising,
it appears to me, are superior to
those in almost any part of the United
States, and this without disparagement
to our own country."
FRANCE PRESSES CHINA.
Demand Conceealon for Mlaalonary
Outrage.
Peking, May 9. -The French minis
ter, M. Picbon, has demanded mining
concessions to the value of 1,200.000
taels in the province of Szechuan, one
of the largest in China, and traversed
by the Yang-tse-Kiang, as indemnity
for the recent imprisonment of a
French missionary. The demand is
considered exorbitant. The Chinese
say that the existing conditions of re
hellion are not due to any lack of en
ergy on the part of the government,
which has frequently consulted the
French minister regarding the best
means of obtaining the freedom of the
priests in question.
Accoiding to advices from Hankow,
capital of the province of I loo Pee, the
Russians contemplate taking definite
action with reference to property now
owned by British subjects in the Rus
sian Jardine concession. The Russian
consul refuses to recognize the titles of
the claimants. The affair threatens to
interfore seriously with the Peking
Hankow railroad project, and the dis
missal of the Russian official is con
sidered to be the only remedy.
Admiral Dewey Accept.
New Yoik, May 9. Dewey cabled
Saturday that he would accept the
$100-a-plate banquet to be tendered
him on his return. This is only one
of a number of functions now being
planned and given great impetus by
the arrival of the cruiser Buffalo,
which made record-time home from
Manila in 44 V,' days. All the officers
declare that Dewey is in the best of
health and spirits, and ia satisfied with
being the head of the navy, wants no
presidential troubles, and is planning
to come home as soon as peace is con
cluded. Powder Plant Wrecked.
Pottsville, Pa., May 9. The powder
mill plant of the Pottsville Water
Company, located seven miles east,
blow up today, destroying 13 tons of
powder. No workmen were about the
plant at the time of the explosion. A
gang ot tramps, it is believed, set fire
to a magazine, which contained 14 tons
of blasting powder. Five minutes
later there was a second explosion,
when the diying-honse, containing four
tons of powder, went up. The two
explosions wrecked the entire plant.
Debris was oarried for a distance of
half a mile. The loss amounts to about
$10,000.
Crulaer Buffalo Home.
New York, May 9. Flying a
"homeward bound" penant, the Unit
ed States cruiser Buffalo, came into
port this morning after a record-breaking
run from Munila. She brought 600
officers and men fiom Dewey's fleet,
more than half of whom participated
in the battle of Manila bay. The men
are those whose terms of enlistment
have expired.
Not doing to Ramon.
Rio Janeiro, Brazil, May 9 Tho
Newark, United States cruiser, de
parted from this port in haste several
days ago and is "id to be bound fur
the Philippines.
The Loan Aaaureit.
London, May 9. The Peking corre
spomlent ot the Times says: The ne
gotiations for a loan ot 400.000 for
the Tien-Tein-Chin Kiung railway,
under Anglo-German control, bus been
successfully terminated.
GEN. MILES BLAMED
Commission Finds the Beet
Was Not Embalmed.
SECRETARY ALGER CLEARED
General Vegan Cenaured for Kiceealv
Pnrchaae of Untried nation.
Meat-Packer Exonerated.
Washirgton, May -9. By direction
of the president, Who approves the find
ings, Acting Secretary ot War Meikle
juhii today made public the report and
findings of the military court appointed
to investigate toe charges made by Major-General
Miles, commanding the
aimv, that the beef supplied to the
array during the war with Spain was
unfit for the use of the troops. The
most important features of the report
are:
The finding that the general's find
ings that the refrigerated beet was
treated with chemicals were not estab
lished; that his allegations concerning
the canned fresh or canned roast beef
were sustained as to its nnsuitability
for food as used on the transports and
as a long-continued field ration; cen
sure of General Miles for "error" in
failing to promptly notify the secretary
of war when lie first formed the opin
ion that the food was unfit; censure of
the commissarv-generat (then General
Eagan) for the too-extensive purchase
of the canned beef asan untried ration;
censure of Colonel Maus, of General
Miles' staff; the finding that the pack
era were not at fault, and that the
meats supplied to the army were of the
same quality as those supplied to the
trade generally, and the recommenda
tion that no further proceedings will be
taken in the premises.
The conclusion of the court adverse
to further proceedings based upon tha
charges is as follows:
"It has been developed in the coarse
of the inquiry, as recited in this report,
that In some instances some individu
als failed to perlorm the full measure
of duty or to observe the proprieties
which dignified military laws com
mand; but the court is of the opinion
that the mere statement of official facta
developed meets the end ot discipline,
and that the interests of the service
will be best rrabserved if further pro
ceedings be not taken."
UNION MEN BARRED.
May Not Be Employed In Cosnr d'Alen
Under Martial Law.
Spokane, May 9. The miners of
Shoshone county, Idaho, that proposed
to operate during the reign of martial
law may do so only on condition that
they do not employ members of the
Coeur d'Aleue Miners' Union. This
is the martial taw as laid down by
General Merriam and Attorney-General
Hayes, of Idaho. At a meeting of
the mineownerB in this city tiiis morn
ing, Mr. Hayes presented this man
date. The owners cheerfully promised
to oley.
"We're going to clean up the Coeur
d'Alones." said Attorney-General
Hayes prior to his departure for Boise.
"I have seen some of the mineowners
today and they have been informed by
the proper autlioi ities that they oannot
employ anyone connected with a crim
inal organization iu the county. The
miners' unions in Shoshone county
contain many desperadoes and crimin
als who have under the protection ot
the unions perpetrated ctimes and out
rages. Twice has it been necessary
because of these men and their organi
zations to put the country under mar
tial law. We wont to put a stop to
that sort of thing."
TO INVEST BACOLOR.
Country Around San Fernanda Will Bo
Swept of Rebel.
Manila May 9. To clear the Filipi
nos out of Bacolor about five miles
southwest of San Fernando, will be
the next task of the Americans. The
rebel general, Mascardo, has a force of
600 men there, well armed and pos
sessed of plenty of ammunition. His
troops have never met American sol
diers, and they think, according to re
ports carried to San Fernando, that
they can "whip the whole lot."
Bacolor is well intrenched, and thou
sands of natives are working like beav
ers digging trenches and carrying the
dirt iu baskets. The enemy uses his
riflemen tor fighting only, but compels
the bolo men and Chinese men, and
even women, to labor incessantly.
The rebel outpost is about a mile be
yond Sun Fernando, with a trench that
holds between 200 and 300 men. From
that point several volleys were fired
last night upon the camp of the Twen
tieth Kansas regiment.
Neither Major-General MacArthur
not Major-General Lawton moved to
day, although each reconnoitered the
country in his vicinity or some miles
from headquarters, developing the
presence of small forces of the enemy.
In the vicinity ot Laguna de Bay, the
rebels are extremely aotive, but the
lines of General Ovenshine and Colonel
Wholley, who is commanding General
King's brigade during the lutter's ill
ness, have been materially strength
ened, and there is no danger in that
direction.
The armed steamers Laguna de Boy
and Cavadonga, under Captain Grant,
have gone to Onagua, about five miles
sothwest ot Bacolor, presumably to es
tablish a base of supplies for the troops
engaged in the northern campaign.
Admit They Are Whipped.
Manila, May 9. Colonel Arguelles
and the other peace envoys ot the rebels
are here working and begging for
peace. They admit they are whipped.
The troops are not to be shaken in
their resolve to surrender, and they
will not fight.
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