The Brooklyn Citizen from Brooklyn, New York on February 6, 1899 · 1
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Monday, February 6, 1899
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LAST EDITION. I I u - ..J... t to . - ,.,i. - BROOKLYN, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1899. -TWELVE PAGES. 4 OCLOCK. 1 .-jsssa ' PRICE TW) CENTS. VOL. XXV. NO. 3G. 4 OCLOCK. I 4,000 FILIPINOS WERE KILLED. Our Losses, Forty Killed and One Hundred and Fifty Wounded. DEWEY GABLES Insurgents Have Attacked Oily Two Sailors Wounded. HONG KONG JUNTA EXCITED OVER THE NEWS. 5 MAXILA, Feb. 6. The scene presented hi the environs of the city of Manila as the sun went down on Sunday evening was one of terrible desolation. In the fighting, which began at 8:30 o'clock Saturday evening and continued yesterday in a deter- mined or desultory manner aa the circumstances or conditions made necessary, the Filipinos were utterly routed with fearful slaughter. From the best information obtainable at this writing, their losses are estimated at 4,000, which estimate is not believed to be excessive. rut TO ROUT. The natives were confidently aggressive and wholly unprepared for the terrible punishment which the Americans inflicted upon them from the very outset They had evidently been getting ready for the attack for some time, their actions indicating expectation of taking the Americans off their guard, hut the vigorous work of our troops completely demoralized them and put them hopelessly to route. OUR LOSSES SEVERE. The casulties, however, were not confined to the Filipinos, as the number of our killed and wounded shows. In fact our troops suffered more than was -at first reported, upwards of forty having beep killed and 150 wounded, according to latest reports. The number of American troops engaged was 13,000, while the Filipino forces numbered 20,000. 1 POSITION OF TROOPS. ' The American troops, while the fighting wss going on, were disposed in the following manner from the hay on the north , around the city to the bay on the south: The Twentieth Kansas Infantry, Thlrd'Ar-tfllery, First Montana Infantry and Tenth Pennsylvania Infantry, under command of Brigadier General Otis; the First South Dakota Infantry, First Colorado Infantry and First Nebraska Infantry, commanded by Brigadier General Hale, both brigades being snpported by Batteries A and B of the Utah Light' Artillery, under command of General McArthur; the First California Infantry, First Idaho Infantry, First Wyoming Infantry and First Washington Infantry, under Brigade General King; the Fourth Cavalry, Fourteenth Infantry and First North Dakota Infantry, commanded by Brigade General Ovenshine, both brigades snpported by the Sixth Artillery Division, commanded by General Anderson. TROGRESs'bF BATTLE. The Fourteenth Infantry suffered most of the fatalities owing to. the close approach of the enemy under the cover of the dense shrubbery and firing at short range, from behind huts and other protecting objects. The First Washington Infantry nnd the Third Artillery suffered heavily. The Utah artillery division nnd the Sjxth Artillery were splendidly effective In shelling the Insurgents tranche on Sunday morning. The insurgents to the number of more than a hundred had concealed themselves in a chnrch, from which they fired upon the First California Regiment and also npoo the ambulances which were conveying the Americas wounded to the rear. . The Sixth Artillery switched their giuia ANOTHER FIGHT. around and opened fire upon tho church and In twenty minutes the structure was a complete wreck and its occupants killed, wouuded or dispersed. The First California was also subjected to fire from the huts along the road, which were swarming with Filipinos, so the Californians set fire to the village and destroyed it. The slaughter of the insurgents north of the city by the fire of the quick-firing guns of the esptured gunboat Callao, the six-inch guns of the gunboat Concord and the eight-inch shells of the cruiser Charleston was particularly heavy. FILIPINOS TORN TO PIECES. The Filipinos had massed along the beach, where they had been driven by General Otis' brigade, and hundreds of them were literally torn to pieces by the terrific rain of shells from the warships. Sunday afternoon the Charleston joined the Monadnock off Malate and the twoent In shell after hell with mnrderous effect upon the insurgents, who were falling back from the Steady advance of the Fourteenth Infan-' try. Admiral Deweys flagship, the Olympia, took no part in the bombardment, having taken a position directly in front of the city between the former Spanish gunboat General Alaya and the German cruiser Irene. ENEMY STILL RETREATING. The American troops commanded the river front along the Pasig, while the captured Spanish gunbotif LaGuna from the hay swept the rice fields along the river banks, fairly riddling the village of Santa Ana with her gatling guns. The good results of the firing was seen this morning. Nearly all of the native huts in the outskirts of the city were flying white flags. The enemy is still retreating. The American troops on the north of Manila are following them up and have now nearly reached Ca-loocan, while on the south the Americans advanced to a point near Pasig. Last night five native Commissioners who came from Iloilo to consult with Agninaldo were arrested as they were about to return to the island of Panay on board the steamer Uranus. It is supposed that their mission was to order the Insurgents at Ilio to attack the Eighteenth regulars and a portion of the Sixth Artillery, which are still there with the cruiser Baltimore. Lieut.' James Mitchell, of the Fourteenth Infantry, who was wonnded in yesterdays fighting, died to-day. A number of natives have been arrested in the city for carrying concealed knives. Two men on board the Monadnock were wonnded by rifle shots from the insurgents on shore, showing the closeness of the monitor to the beach. The bnrlal of the dead Filipinos by our soldiers began this morning. In one, place 180 bodies were found and In another 00. Nearly every American regiment engaged has reported finding fifty or more of the enemy dead along its front. General Hughes provost brigade, which is of Minnesota origin, and the Twenty-third Infantry, have kept the natives In the city proper in splendid subjection. The First Tcnnesseo Infantry has been divided, one battalion reinforcing General Anderson and two battalions joining General McArthur' command. Troops are now on the way to seize the water works, which are situated five miles north of the city. ANOTHER FIGHT. Significant Cable from Admiral Dewey. WASHINGTON, Feb. 6. A cablegram was received at the Navy Department from Admiral Dewey at 9:30 oclock this morning of which the following is a translation! Manila, Feb. 6. Secretary of Navy, Washington: Insurgents have attacked Manila. Boston leave to-day for Iloilo to relieve Bal- timore, which will return to Manila. Two men wounded yesterday on board Monadnock; one seriously. (Signed) "DEWEY. It is believed that this cablegram left Manila over twelve hours after any that have been hitherto published, and officials understand from it that the insurgents have now attacked Manila in force and are pursning an egressive policy, having brought np their force from behind. Nobody at the departments, however, feels any alarm over it. DEWEYS CABLEGRAM. Construction Placed Upon It in Washington. WASHINGTON, D. C.. Feb. fi.-Xaval officers are satisfied that Admiral Dewey means that the scene of the insurgent attack ig transferred from the outposts to the city itself. They say that he has twenty -one vessels, from which he can land 1,500 seasoned riflemen if General Otis needs them. He can also land rapid fire guns and gatiings and Maxims, with their well drilled crews. His smaller gunboats can ascend the Pasig River and penetrate the insurgents lines. The exchange of the Boston and Baltimore is thonght to indicate that he considers the sitnation serious, as the Boston's machinery is not in good condition, and, moreover, the Baltimore has a larger landing fore and greater rapid fire battery. Emphatic conviction is expressed that the insurgents will easily be beaten back. FILIPINO JUNTA EXCITED. Claim in Hong Kong that Americans Began the Fight. HONG KONG, Feb. 6. The Filipino Junta here is greatly excited over the fight at Manila. They claim that the Amjvieana began the attack. They have no basis for this statement except the general plan, which it is understood they have had all along, to make the Amertefuk appear the aggressors In any trouble that might arise. The Filipinos say that now the fight is on in earnest, the chief endeavor of the insurgents will be to prevent the arrival of reinforcements for the Americans. The piratical Sulu Islanders will make ready their small vessels and try to waylay .unarmed American transports and provision ships In the Maylaslan straiti However, the pirates will have small chance of success If the transports are convoyed. They claim that Agfiinaldo is able to eqnlp an army of 00,000 men, selecting them from triple that cumber of volunteers. The English authorities are liable to suppress the Filipino Junta here. . GERMAN AID Extended to rilipinos in Securing Supply of Arms. WASHINGTON, Feb. C. A prominent official of the Government is authority for the statement that German tgenclce have lnrgely supplied the Filipinos with arms. It is said that 30,000 stands of arms were secured in Hong Kong for Agninaldo by German firm, and that the German consular agent there had been Instrumental in effecting the purchase. The agent is said to hnve explained h'e action by saying that he did not participate in .the affair ss u official, but as a private individual. AG0NCILL0 IN CANADA. His Comments on the Events of Saturday. MONTREAL. Qne.. Feb. A Agondlo, ..... (Continued on Eleventh Pagejl t MANILA AND ITS OUTSKIRTS. (Scene of the Battle Between the In snrgents, Onr Army POLICEMAN WALSH STRANGELY MISSING. ' Greenpoint Officer Drew His Pay on Friday Night DISAPPEARED WITH S1 16.50. Hia Wife and Hla Superior Cannot Aeoonnt for His Mysterious Absence He Was a Faithful and Reliable Officer A General Alarm Sent Through Brooklyn and Manhattan. A general alarm was sent out through the boroughs of Brooklyn and Manhattan to-day for Policeman Joseph J. Walsh, of the Greenpoint avenue station, who disappeared on Friday last and of whom no trace has since been obtained. Walsh has for some time past been on duty at the ferry at the foot of Greenpoint avenue, where the boats from Tenth and Twenty-third streets land their passengers. On Friday morning at 6 oclock he was relieved from duty, and as he left the station remarked to Sergeant Kohl-man that it was his long day off. He lived wi:h bis wife and five-year-old daughter at No. 4 Nostrand avenue. He went home and slept till noon, when he put on his uniform and told his wife that he was going to the station to get his salary, $116.50, and change hia uniform for the civilian dress that he had at the station house. As he was leaving he said to hia wife, Come with me and I will give you the money." His wife replied that she wished to make some visits at night and could not accompany him, but told him to get his money and come back. He could not persuade her to go. and left the house. When he visited the station he received his pay, changed his clothing and left. He did not return home on Friday night, but his wife was cot alarmed, thinking that he might have been detailed on special duty. On Saturday he did not report for doty, anda policeman was sent to bis borne by Captain Reardon, and then the fact that Walsh had disappeared came out. An officer was sent to the ferry and through the precinct to tTy and find him, hut nothing could be discovered, and today th search was given np and 'the alarm for Walsh sent out. His wife and his brother policemen unite In saying that Walsh was not drinking man, and at the station house his superiors speak in the highest terms of him aa a faithful officer, and one who was especially prompt at answering roll call. He Is 29 years of age. and has been on the force since December 18, 1S93, previous to that he was a laborer. MASSACRING CHRISTIANS. - xzr Catholic Missionaries Victims of Anti-Foreign Rebellion in Chins. TACOMA, Wssh., Feb. 6. Chinese advices received here Indicate that all Central China wilj soon be involved in one big anti-foreign rebellion. The success of Yn-mantso and his followers has caused the Siecheuu rebe.lion to spread Into Hnpeh and Shantung provinces, where Catholic and native Christians are being massacred, maltreated and robbed. Father Victor and a Urge number of Christians wore massacred late in December by emulators of Yumnntie in Hnpeh. A number of Catholic stations have been attacked and robbed. Two armed raids hire been made upon Christians nt Hoehialou, Ten thousand Christian refugees, who have been sheltered t Chnng King dnrlng the winter, are being moved to the hills south of the city for safety - - - and the Navy.) OUR NEWS ACHIEVEMENT. All Brooklyn Is Talking About It To-Day. The Citizen. as its readers know, is not given to undue boasting over its news achievements. Xevprthe ess there are occasions where a little flourish of trumpets is not ont of place. Such an one happened yesterday. Not s.noe the sea fight off Santiago has anv more important news been cocimunicaed to the people of America than the cablegram from Manila published in yesterday's "Citizen. containing the news of the outbreak of lo-t.luies between the Fil.p.nos uuler Agu.naMo and the Americans commanded by General Ot.s and Admiral Dewey. That news was furnished to ,the people of Brooklyn by "The Citizen and to the people of Manhattan by the Snn. No other paper in either borough had the news. While differing in politics. The Citizen and the Sun are alike in one respect namely, the general excellence and accuracy of the news columns. La Rochefoucauld says that We rejoice in the misfortunes of our friends." That axiom is not part of the creed of The Citizen. On the contrary, we extend our sin-cerest condolences and express renewed assurances of our distinguished consideration Jo onr contemporary, the Brooklyn 'Eagle, on this the hour of its humiliation. FOUGHT FOR VITRIOL Husband and Wife Both Seriously Injured by tbe Acid. CHICAGO, Feb. 6. A policeman passing the house, No. 207 North avenue, last night heard a woman screaming. He entered and found Emil Topp and his wife engaged in a deadly struggle for the possession of bottle of vitrioL The bott'e broke and both were frightfully burned. They were taken to a hospital, where each charged that the other hsd attempted to do serious bodiijsJgjury with tbe acid. Mrs. Topp's lelVVye was destroyed. It is believed thst she attacked her husband because of jealousy. Suit for an Accounting. Lawyer Livemore has been appointed gnardian and litem of Marie, Stanley, Edith, Mabel and Genevieve Cromwell, the children of Ida Cromwell, of 195 Clermont avenue, who are defendants in an action against Adelaide Mills by Samuel Lee. for an accounting of the income of the property 294, 204 and 296 Grand street, Manhattan. Dividends of Defnnot Bunks, WASHINGTON, Feb. 6.-Tbe Comptroller of the Currency has declared a ninth dividend of 5 rer cent in favor of creditora of the National Bank of Kansas City, Mo., making in aj 90 per cent on claims amounting to $$0$,721, and a fifth dividend of 10 per cent in favor of the Snmner National Bank of Wellington, Ksn mlak-ing iti all 75 per cent on claims amounting to $61,357, An Injustice to Mr. Irving Wright. In the story concerning the marriage of Lilian Read, of No. 47 Hoyt street to Walter Keating, which was published in Saturday's "Citizen," It was erroneously stated that the best man was Irving Wright an employee of the New York and New Jersey Telephone Company. The Citizen regrets that It was In error In this respect It seems that the beet man was a gentleman named George Wright employed in Hannan's shoe store. WEATHER INDICATIONS. The local weather forecaster says For New York city and vicinity, snow to-night; clearing Tuesday morning; colder Tuesday night; fresh nortneaet winds, becoming weeterly. The Washington forecaster says; For Eastern New York, snow to-night and Tuesday; fresh to brisk northeasterly winds. , i IN THE HOUSE. Speaker Reed Stopped Conversation on the Floor. WASHINGTON. Feb. 6. The House of Reprov. ni.itiu was called to order at noon bv NrenKer Ret I. After the rending of the jonrnaj secral m nor bills were pj&sod, amuig which wn that allowing a joung mrtn from Columbia to attend thf Navul Ac'ideiuy at Anmp"s, hie country paying h.s exp uv4 Mr. Iltily objected to th. bi.l, ng .t v, j, t (uc the ,tnit',d States put a stop -q the jf allowing even lorn, I)iek an 1 Hum the educational advantage of our naval anl military acade Mr Bh vs objection dd not carry the 1 i re j w ght. Mr. firm, of I iri? Ivau.a, offered a jo nt res ilnt, on pni.tlmg that the treaty-making powej be (Rtei in tbe President. It .s a rmarkn de thing, the venerable legislator said, that while a m ijority of Congress ran de lure war, it taki two thirds of tne Senate o make peaee. The bill, if pushed, vvill change the Con 5tituuon and must be app-'wed ov i mu jor of tne Ltg.flatur' and of the Sates. It was rrf rre i to the Jul.e.ary Committee More disorder than usual seemed to prevail in the House during the" first half hour. Fpeakfr Reed rapped ineffectually for quiet for som time, and finally becoming eapi rated, made a apeech, something unuut for him. 'ihere so much noise here (rap) that we C2DRo tell what 'rap) we are (rapt. There seems to bo a great many members (np), ex-members (rap), and new mmberM rapt, indulging n a good deal of cinvHr-jtion (rap), that must be stopped (rap) if we are to proceed with the business (rap) of the day (rap). The gentlemen who wish to converse (rap) must retire to tbe cViakrcom? Tap), after which we will be aide n k.n w what we are do ng. (Rap, rap. rap ) The converNafon subsided, and General Groswuur, of Ohio, presented a e.aim of $10,000 for the benefit of a Mr. Cameron, wflose h inestead, orchard and outhouses in Chattanooga hid been destroyed by General ttosecrans army during the Civil War. Mr. Cannon, of Illinois: Mr. Dockery, of Misscnur., and Mr. Bailey, of Texas, made protesting speeches 'against the measure. They thought $10,000 a good price for a piece of timber land and farm property. If we enter into the system of paying private parties damages caused by the movement of our army during the late Civil strife, said Mr. Dockery, 1t is a question if the Treasury of tbe United States wi.l be able to pay them all.' GIRL GONE WITH $600. Jennie Penerello May Have Ran Off to Get Married. The parents of Jennie Pezzerello. a pretty 17-vear-old girl who up to yesterday resided with them at 542 Metropolitan avenue, are bemoaning the loss of then daughter and also the disappearance of $t300 in bills, representing their savings. The father of the girl is a wall paper gilder who makes good wages and bis family, which consisted of two sons besides tbe girl, Jennie. The parents and ceieghbors say she was a good girl and regularly turned over the weekly $3 which she earned in a store. Her home life was not happy, however, and the neighbors say that the girl was not allowed to have any company and was not permitted to go out except to her work and to the stores. The father is an industrious man and he intended to go to Italy next summer. He kept the $600 in bills la a trunk in his apartments and the girl was aware of its hiding place. At 11 oclock yesterday morning Jennie was sent to a butcher store by her mother for meat for dyinner, which she prepared and helped to partake of. Afterward she dressed herself, said goodby to her mother and left. As she did not return at a seasonable hour, her father became alarmed and having occasion to go to the trunk, discovered the loss of the money. The police of the Herbert street station were notified of the disappearance, and Detectives Toole and Rinnegan arc searching for her. The police think that she has run away to get married. When the father was asked if he knew of her having any suitors he said he did not and remarked with a glitter in his eyes: If she ran away with a man I want to meet him. WAH LINGS SORRY PLIGHT. Melicon Mon Tackled on Him on Greenpoint Ferry, At a few moments after midnight this morning a Chinaman, who had evidently been having a bard experience, rushed np to Patrolman John McHenry, who was on duty at tbe Greenpoint ferry house, and said that he hid been maltreated on the way over by a man whom he did not know and who he could not find. Tbe Chinaman had a bruised face and a cut on bis upper lip, which bled tad. McHenry took him to the station house, where Ambulance Surgeon Glennon of the Eastern District Hospital mended his disfigured face. Sergeant Coleman tried to get some information from him, bnt all be could say was that "Melican man hittee: feel velly bad! After having been fixed np he gave his name and addreeg aa Wah Ling; of 123 Meserole srenue, and went home. TROOPS ARE TO FIRE. , i Orders Issued in FoHs to Bo Ready for a Coup Detat. PARIS, Feb. 6. General Zuriinden, the present Military Governor of Pari, today issued special instructions to the city garrison regarding the conduct in the event of a coup d'etat being attempted. The garrison must obey orders and fire upon tbe revolutionaries heedless of whom they are composed and for what purpose organized. ' VON CAPRIVI DEAD. 4 Former Chancellor of Gorman Empire Follows Bismarck. BERLIN, Fob. 6. Count Georg Leo von Caprivi, general of infantry in the German army, and formerly chancellor of the Empire, died to-day t 8kiven, Prussia, aged 68 year r TREATY RATIFIED BY 3 MAJORITY. influence of Fight at Manila Clearly Shown, ALLEN IN THE SENATE, Bryan. COULD NOT FOLLOW GORMAN, Closing Debate on tke Treaty of Peaoe with Spain in the Upper House of Congress, To-Day Th Administration Is Exerting Every Nerve to Carry the Ratification Resolution Speaker Reeds Energy Displayed in the Exeroiaa of ' His Gavel in the Home. WASHINGTON, Feb. 6. The treaty' has been ratified by a tna- jority of three. , , WASHINGTON, Feb. 6.-In the Senat to-day a memorial was read from the Leg-is'ature of Nebraska requesting Senators Thurston and Allen to support the treaty. Also, one from the North Dakota Legislature asking immediate action. Mr. Cullom reported with amendments the Agricultural Appropriation bill. Mr. Allen's bin demanding the sam treatment of the Philippines as has been accorded Cuba was called up at 12:17 p. m. Mr. Allen then took the floor for a speech. Mr. Wolcott interrupted to report a bill regulating postage on letters written by tbe blind. , Mr. Alien stated at the outset of hi remarks that h would rote to ratify the treaty, bnt the territorial expansion he considered an entirely different thing. Hk read an extract regarding himself from Washington newspsper. If there was anything he positively disliked it was to be coddled by a newspaper. He said he and Mr. Gorman were friends and their relations had always been pleasant. He considered Mr. Gorman an honest and conscientious man, bnt he could not follow his leadership on public questions. He waa not the keeper of the conscience or opinions of Colonel Bryan, and Mr. Allen disclaimed that he represented him in tho position taken on this question. Mr. Allen paid Mr. Bryan the most glow, ing compliments, saying that he was on of the greatest statesmen this country ever produced, and that he was now the idol of the American people. Mr. Bryan was not a demagogue, as the groundlings and turn-blebugs of politics would have tho country beieve. Bryan would not sink his principle not even if he were to become President by so doing. Senator Gorman sat near the Nebraska Senator and listened attentively to aU that was said. Mr. Alien denied that he had ever been in the doubtful list As soon as the treaty came before tbe Senate he announced his intention to votq for its ratification. At 1 o'clock the advocates of the treaty stated that they bad 58 votes certain and that four Senators, McLanrin, McEnery, Jones ((of Nevada), and Weitfield are classed as doubtful. Intense pressure is beiug exerted, and the managers think they will get two and possibly three of these Senators when the final test comes. PROSPECTS OF THE TREATY. Senator Discuss tke News ' front Manila. , . WASHINGTON, . Feb. 6,-Excltement over the insurgent attack upon the Amer. lean troops at Manila is more Intense probably this morning at the nation's capital than it waa last evening, after tbe pubile' men and citizens had had time to discuss tho official advices from Admiral Dewey 1 and General Otis. Everybody is figuring upon tbeeffect thia new will hav upon tho treaty. From the best information at this writing. Senator Gorman and those who are with him in opposing the ratification of tho treaty have not weakened in the least, bnt the main question la whether they can hold all their followers at the critical moment There are two or three doubtful Sen. atom, and the result will hinge on their action. Of th many interviews with Senator, that of Mr. Davis, of Minnesota, chairman of tho Foreign Relations Committee, la the most significant, and bn created a most earnest discussion among legislator. The friend of the treaty throughout th long discussion have either stated or intimated that it was not the purpose of the Administration to annex the Philippines, Mr. Davis now talk aa if he looks for annexation, and that it is the only solution of the Philippine problem. Ilia claim that Agulnaldo has a small following and that the large majority of the Filipino desire annexation would seem to indicate that Mr. Davl does not look for any other solution. Several of the opponent of the treaty aegn that th hint of the Minnesota statesman will help rather than hurt their cause, (Continued on Twelfth PgJ

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