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Of IOWA mifi UPPER DES MODES'. ALQONA IOWA. WEDNESDAYJgBBUAR1L_8. 1899 BLOODY WAR AT MANILA tALREO tO BUTTER MEN. former Con*nl «» Unlill.i fold How to DKS MOINKP. Feb. 4.— At the annual meeting of the lowu Wholesale Butter and Egg Dealers the following officers were re-elected: President, H. Ryns- bnrger. Pell a; secretn,-y, W. M. Verhey, DCS Moines; treasurer, .T. T. Davis, Perry! directors. Joseph Gafford, Burlington; T. F. iiakrr. Ottumwn; H. C. Boardroan, Nevada; George W. Nicholson, Grand Junction, and AV. M. "V er- hey, DCS Moines. N. B. Ashby, former United States consul at Dublin, told of bis work tinder the department of agriculture in investigating conditions in the United Kingdom with a view to opening markets for American butter, eggs and poultry. He reported an encouraging outlook for such markets if the American producers will pack their products in such a manner as to TERRIBLE CROSSING ACCIDENT John Jtutnntl.r Klllo'l «"'l J'«« 1 k ^ now»r<l rnlnlly Hurt. ^ COUNCIL BLurrs. Feb. r..— The westbound fast freipht train Xo. 97 on the Rock Island crashed into a farm wagon ut the crossing jnst west of the depot at Walnut street. Of the occupants of j iiTothe »f SoWl** frot t« in In IT***'* Des Moines dispatch: The attorney general has jnst given the state auditor atl opinion which will be of nritis- tial interest to the old soldiers of the State. For some time there has been a question in the minds of officials as to whether the exemption authorized by section 1404 of the code, in behalf of the soldiers coming within the class named therein, applies to a soldier, the title of whose homestead is in the name of his wife, or, in other words, if a soldier otherwise entitled to the exemption occupies a homestead the title of which is in the name of his wife, is he exempt? Attorney General Kemley has just rendered an opinion that the section providing that any homestead, not exceeding SSOO in actual \alue, of a union soldier or sailor unable to perform manual labor nud dependant thereon for the support of himself nnd family, shall be exempt from taxation, must be construed to mean the homestead of any soldier, whether the title thereof be in the name of bis wife or in bis own name, nnd thnt to otherwise hold would defeat the evident intention of the legislature iu many cases. TVIlroi Sentenced. ov ,,.„„ _. TOLEDO. Feb. 2.—Judge Burnhan, the wagon. John Mullen was instantly j OT e r ,. n i e d the motion for a new trial killed and Jack Howard was fatally ! j n the case of the state vs. Wiicox and injured. Both men were farmers and j sentenced him to twelve years at hard •were on their way home with a >ad of j labor in the penitentiary and to pay coaJ. The horses became frightened . oos t o f prosecution. R t the approaching train and refused to move either forward or backward. The wagon was smashed intokindiinEr j wood, but both horses escaped without i IOWA COXIIKXSF.n. . scratch. f sanity from the gaseous eiTee The 15-year-old daughter of Frank I Mny. a farmer living five miles north t of Fort Dodge, was accidentally shot j in the arm a few days ago. Her *j brother, on returning from a hunt, came into the house to warm, leaning a 3?-caliber 'Winchester rifle against the door. The rifle fell to the floor and was discharged and the ball passed through the door into the next room, have I -where the girl was standing before a severe j cupboard striking her in the left arm j below the elbow, shattering the bone, j Fire totally destroyed the Iowa City • electric light plant at Coralville • a few days ago. Jack Faintain, ; the electrician, hnd left the building j but a short time before, and no catisn can be assigned for the origin of the fire, unless it resulted from a defective It was impossible to save any- and as the equipped in Final Arjrnm*nts In JforaR Cxtf. DES MOIXES. Feb. 4.—The final argument in the appeal of the ca.se of the state against Frank Novak for the alleged murder of Etivrard Murray was sobsniUed to the supreme court. AtSomer IfiJner. of Ee-lie Piaine. ap- fcT Xorak arcs tvotT; i* eras »r-2Tin;eist but for a eclfi- 3>I- J. Tobin. county attorney JerBeslOTi ee-nBiY. appeared f.ir the stase. IB sr.rsicg: for reversal '.he defense IST yartBcnJar stress on Novak's al!es«d insaaiiv. The at'.nrnoys for the defense accounted for Novak's departure from the burning bni'.dirig in i •which Ed Men-ay was found dead and ' bis trip to the Klondike on the theory . a ae of insanity. They formerly explained ; tbinff frosn the building. it as being the result of temporary in- i plan ~ was cne of tnc best burning rrood. given in May. An opinion wil . OI 1 the state, a heavy loss was entailed. be ; The loss is now said to be between j Sl"«.000 and 520,000, with S13.000 in| sura nee. Oskaloosa dispatch: Gid B. McFall, who left Oska'oosa recently tinker peculiar circumstances, and left S350 worth of checks protested, has been heard from, llis wife has received a letter from Dr. Coe, in charge of the city sanitarium in Kansas City, stating that her husband is there under treat- Expanse of Board of Control. DES MOIXES, Feb. 3.—A statement of the expense to the state of the state board of control during its existence and from the time of its organization. April C, 169B. to January 1, 1SOO, a period of about nine months, has been made public. The expense is surprisingly small. It amounts to Sld.C7i.17. This includes all office expenses, sal- i ment for nervous prostration, and that aries of the board and employes and be is on the verge of losing his mind. traveling expenses. j He .says he has no recollection of what ! he had done for over a week prior to 1 Fast Mail Train Vl'recke.-l. GBAXD JUNCTION*. Feb. 3.—The fast mail train from Chicago to Omaha was derailed here. As the train was approaching the Bock Island crossing, through the oversight of the engineer or the failure of the brake to work, the engine ran off the rails, all of the ears following, but remaining upright. Fireman Casey was killed, but none of the passengers were injured. Adams Found Guilty. DA.VKSFOBT, Feb. 3.—George Adams was found guilty of forgery and sentenced to four years' hard labor at Anamosa. He worked the hardware stores of the state successfully with forged checks, and was made the subject of a circular issued by the Iowa Hardware Dealers' association in November last. She Gets SI!,000. MABSIIAI.I.TOWN, Feb. 4.—Miss Nannie Olmstcad, of Waterloo, has won in her suit for breach of promise Bgainst A. YV, Hoy, a young druggist of Marslifilltown. The jury has returned a verdict in her favor, giving her a judgment in the sum of $3,000. Work in tlio United States Patent Office. DES MOINES, Jan. 31.—Patents have been allowed, but not issued, to Iowa inventors as follows: To 13. E. Miller, of El ma, for a water tank heater and food cooker described in one of the claims as follows: A heater comprising a casing, a fire box in said casing, o. boiler in the lire box, a deflector plate between the grate of the lire box and the boiler, draft passages through 'the lire box and traversing the space between the deflector plate and boiler, and a damper controlling said draft passages. To J. II. Nelson, upon appeal to the board of examiners-in- chief, for an attachment for brooms that is readily slipped on the handle to rest on top of the hurl in such u manner that water will percolate from the attachment _and be distributed by oapilary attraction to the straws for the purpose of moistening dust on the surface that is to" be swept and prevent dust' from rising and annoyances Incident to sweeping. THOMAS G. Or.wie & Co., Solicitors of Patents. The Old Arsenal In Sold. DBS MOINKS, Feb. 1.—Frank Gott- 0tein was the highest bidder for the old arsenal building, situated at First apd Locust streets. His bid was 8S24.80for the building «ad its re moval, ind the executive councis closed ft contract with him for tin arooimt. With the tearing down o this budding 1 another old laud marl jvill be removed. The arsenal wo erected in J867, and cost $41.500. U'lv committee selecting the site for th trailing 1 wag CQHIposed of Gener^ ' faker, Col, Godfrey, Joh ', and Frank Allen. going to Kansas City. Hi^ mother and friends have made good the checks. Ottumwa dispatch: Frank E. Knapp, Ace Alverson and Guy Ovt-rturf. three youths of Ottumwa, were criven a preliminary hearing before Unitud States Commissioner F. M. Hunter, charged with breaking and entering the PO>I- ffice at Pittsburgh on the night of anuary 2G. Knapp has pleaded guilty, nd it is quite evident that the other wo will make the same plea. The obbers secured about £00 worth of nerchandise and some change, which vas taken from the money drawers, 'he postoffice was run in connection vith the general store, and while the tamp drawer had been opened it is not certain that the contents were not molested. A serious wreck occurred on the Illi- jois Central, nt Dyersville, recently, ausing injuries to about twenty pco- ile, some of whom it is feared may die. 'he wreck was caused by a special reight running into a passenger train vhich was standing at the depot. The ALL OVER THE WORLD OTIS DESCRIBES CONDITIONS. tteport of Commnnflrr of Philippine Troon« Mndft rnbllo. WAsmSGTo.v, Feb. 4.—Responding to a resolution of inquiry, the secretary of war sent to the senate General Otis's report on the health and conditions nt Mpov.ln, as follows: "Deaths among th«« troops in the Philippines since arrival to February 1. seven months, have been 2?0, of which forty- one were due to wounds and accidents. Of the remaining 170, sixty-five died of typhoid fever, forty-three of smnll pox, twenty-two of dysentery, eight of malarial fever, the remaining being due to many and various diseases. Small po.\ causes apprehension. The entire command has been vaccinated Severn! times. Twelve physicians have been engngod several weeks vaccinating the natives. The most sicUly season is during-the hot months of March, April and Mny, when small pox, fevers and dysentery are more prevalent. Nine per cent of the command is now sick, n great majority of slight ailments." NOW WITH PRESIDENT. Record of the Kncnn Court Mnrtlnl Now In President's Hands. WASHINGTON. Feb. 3.—The record of the court martial in the cose of General Engnn is now in the hands of the president for final review. Mr. Worthing ton. attorney for General Eagan, filed with the judge advocate general the additional or snpplementrry plea, which he was granted permission to lodge. It was an elaboration of the points made by counsel before the court martial. A formidable array of authorities have been produced, particularly in support of the contention that General Eagan's conduct, though the facts be admitted, was not legally in the line of the charge of conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman. MEMBERS LOSE THEIR SEATS. Such IB Hie PcrMon of the Iloimo Committee. WASHINGTON, Feb. 4.—The inquiry ordered by the house of representatives as to what members had forfeited their seats by reason of accepting other oftices ended with a finding by the judiciary committee that Major General Wheeler, a member from Alabama; Colonel James R. Campbell, of Illinois: Colonel David G. Colson, of Kentucky, and Major Edward E. Robbins, of Pennsylvania, bad vacated their seats in the house by accepting commissions in the arm3 r . At the same time the committee determined thai none of the members of congress scrying on civil commissions had thereby vaca-ted their seats in the house. MILEb MAY BE NEXT. keeping car and one of the day coaches jf the passenger train wen; completely lemolished arid the engine and several jox ca.r.s of the freight wrecked. It ih Cabinet llns Conduct of the Commanding General Under Consideration. WASHINGTON, Feb. 4.—The cabinet at its regular meeting had the conduct of General Miles under consideration. While no formal action was yet taken, there is reason to believe that a court of inquiry will be ordered. In the meantime it is not likely he will be relieved of his position as commanding general of the army. It is understood, however, that a court of inquiry will not be ordered till the war investigating committee makes a report, as this will probably foim-a basis for the court of inquiry. To Counteract General Miles'Statements. CHICAGO, Feb. 4.—The executive committee of the National Live Stock Exchange adopted resolutions to the ef- ff-ct that the agitation caused by unjust statements of high officials, notably those of General Miles, has created a feeling of distrust against the industry to the detriment of live stock producers, and ir order to eliminate this sentiment it is urged that the home government invite oil foreign governments to make a. critical examination of the methods employed at all the market centers in handling live stock and dressed meats, at all stages of preparation. J'avoraljlfe NevrK From Tlollo. MANILA. Feb. 3.—According to ad- viiiifh ;u-,t received from lloilo, capital oi liiK island of Panay, at the eluctiori not known who was to biarne for the ] htid on Jaunary 17, Scnor Kamon accident. Following U u complete life I i MfciJi/.a was chosen president of the wx-allcd Vifviiyan I-ederution for u of the injuried: Jaines.Meven.s, Alvord, eft leg 1 bruised: Mrs. Edward Stevens, te-.ria of tv.o years, hii; predecessor, <itjj<.-riil l.ojttiz, being appointed com- ,cMars, both legs bruised; John j mander-iw-cJiief of the'forces of the {.runtz, Oranville, right leg "bruKed j ffevoiutlonjiry government. Senor slightly; Mathias Even, Alton, both | MeJliwt Sskindly <iibpo,<;d to the Amur- legs severely pinched; Frank Arenh. i k ' arj1 ;" ,""',* u ,, 5 *. h T : L' l '" ut i'<e diflicul- ,•:, ,, , / • i . i -i » ! tv witsi l}i<-. l..'j!ti-<l States authorities Alton, small bone of right leg broken; , .-,. .„. ^.^ Jt||J « cjtbl litlBlnoBS MISS Josephine Dornhunu, Le.Mar>,, | w . 4h \ >t ,\,, lV r< . S uwj«d then; wlien 'the small bone of right leg broken; -Mrt,. j d5>.j/aU:/j':fc in qw^tior? ie/t, ; IsrAti tin Clilutkt! Hallway. Dornhurst, LeMarw, cut and iibout head and face; Mrs. Fr<:(3 (irapes, Sheldon, both bone* of 5feft leg broken and right h<uid uml t-.tm cut by glass; Mrs. Wrn. Matin/i, Cherokee, bruised and cut about Iti-.nd 'aii<l face and right leg bruised; Miwi M&}?- gie Frantzen, Alton, rif,'!/t r.'i^.'uiista' sprained. Two colored portent wfe/* severely cut about the head unit At a secret meeting of the committee of the state of the United Mine Worker* til ica, at Ottumwa a few <li»y» was decided to ask the grant the present scale of 75 «'*•«»& ton the year round for ttAn'tby, also an eight-hour day. The *-<»4 i& the hours will only affect U«« atltr** and others working by the <t#/. f£ was decided to call u meetvrjjf <tt and operators of ttte southern Iowa coal fields tttt city on Pebj uar^r 2g to cctf»i^«t „„„ , abore demand, f Feb. '}.— -The Times an'- •«-», that 'A O»i«»;Ms wjiw nt £'i. '.i per cent rail- liii* been ar- '{ffc-fl, wj;r';*irfitjouaSSy if oarauteed by W-i. it if'-3 fcjj.fc<::aJJy w.\in:& on the fcirix; Ko/-J.s;<-''« J'aiiways. China j,'Jy<-« </!«;<si iie'rt&'m n pledge that wot be alienated ULTIMATUM TO GERMANS. —A M««t Apologise to Chief .Tostlce Chftm- b«r* o* SntnoB. AtTCKf.AKn, N. &, Feb. 4.-Advices from Samoa state that nil is quiet in Apia, There has been n collision oi authority between Chief Justice William T/. Chambers of the supreme court and Dr. Joannes Rnffel, the German president of the municipality of Apia. Herr Grosmuhl, n German resident oi Apin. who was arrested for smashing the windows of the supreme court chamber, was sentenced by the chic) justice to imprisonment and to pay n fine. Dr. KnfTcl instructed the poli-e authorities to release Ilerr Grosmuhl, whose fine was subsequently fixed at SI.000. The German consul, Ileri Rose, thereupon wrote to the American consul. Lloyd W. Osborne, nnd the British consul, K. I!. S. Maxes, protest- intr that the action on the part of the chief justice in fininsr Herr Grosmuhl was nn infringement of German consular- rights. Messrs Obornc ami Maxse jointly replied in their official capacity that the proper tribunal having dealt with the matter, the consuls could not interfere. More than this, they declined to have further intercourse with the Germon consul or the German municipal president, exceptin writing, or to attend meetings, excepl to consider the nets of the municipal council of Apin, unless an apology, with full retraction, were offered foi the behavior toward Chief Justice Chambers. At the same time the supreme court summoned Dr. I'affe) for contempt of court in releasing Hen Grosmuhl. GEN. GOMEZ HAS YIELDED. Cuban Wnrrlor Allies Himself 'With tilt I! n It oil Stnt«s. RKMEDIOS, Province of Santa Clara, Cuba, Feb. 3.—General Maximo Gomez, commander-in-chief of the Cuban army, has placed himself squarely in position as an active ally of the United States iu the work of reconstruction in Cuba. As the result of a conference Robert B. Porter, the president's special commissioner, had with Gomez, the latter has cabled President McTCin- ley, assuring him of his co-operation in disbanding the Cuban army and in distributing among the Cuban soldiers the 83,000,000 appropriated for the purpose of enabling them to return to their homes. Gomez also telegraphed to General Brooke, saying he would accept the latter's invitation to go to Havana. Dennnncen Hill As Unjust. ALBANY, N. Y., Feb. 4.—Governor Roosevelt announced that he would not sign any bill passed by the legislature which would show any discrimination between regular and volunteer soldiers. This declaration was brought forth by the introduction in the legislature of a bill giving to the volunteer soldiers of the United States army in the war with Spain the same privileges as arc enjoyed by the veterans of the civil war. Governor Roosevelt su3-s a bill of this 'character is unjust. In Memory of tlio Jliilne. WASHINGTON, Feb. 3.—Representative Tawney, of Minnesota, introduced a resolution providing that on February 15 next, and on tbat date hereafter, the United States Hag on all government buildings throughout the United States bo displayed at half mast in commemoration of the destruction of the battleship Maine and the loss of SCO American lives in the harbor of Havana. Death of Col. J. A. Sexton. WASHINGTON, Feb. 6.—Col. James A. Sexton, commander-in-chief of the Grand Army of the Republic, and n member of the war investigating commission, died at 3:40 o'clock yesterday morning at Garlield Hospital from com plications result ing primarily from an attack of the grip. Thinks the Treaty Will Win. BAIYTIMOKE, Feb. 3.—United States Senator Wellington says that he believes the peace treaty will be ratified practically without amendment. This is a significant statement, as the senator has been counted in the opposition to the end. IIK I! V IT IICS. Filipinos Attack Amerfcan Troops and Are Repulsed With Heavy Losses. MANILA, Feb. n.—The long expecter. rupture between the Americans and the Filipinos has come at last. The former are now engaged in solving the Philippine problem with the utmost expedition possible. The clash came ht S:40 yesterday evening, when three daring Filipinos darted past the Nebraska regiment's pickets at Santa Mesa, but retired when challenged. They repeated the experiment, without drawing the sentries' fire. But the third time Corporal Grcely challenged Ihe Filipinos and then fired, killing one of them and wounding another. Almost immediately afterward the Filipinos' line, from Caloocan to Santa Mesa, commenced a fusilade, which was ineffectual. The Nebraska. Montana and North Dakota outposts replied vigorous! j' and held their ground Until reinforcements arrived. The Filipinos in the mean time concentrated at three points, Calvocan, Gagalangid and Snnta Mesa. At about one o'clock the Filipinos opened n. hot fire from all three places simultaneously. This was supplemented bv the fire of two siege guns at Balik-Balik and by advancing their skirmishers at Paco and Pandacan. The Americans responded with a terrific fire, but owing to the darkness they were unable to determine its effect. The Utah light artillery finally succeeded in silencing the native battery. The Third artillery also did good work on the extreme left. The engagement lasted over an hour. The United States cruiser Charleston and the gunboat Concord, stationed of Maltona, opened fire with their secondary batteries on the Filipinos' position tvt Calvocan and kept it np vigorously. At 2:45 there was another fnsilade along the entire line, and the United States sea going, clou Die turrcted monitor Monadnock opened fire upon the enemy from off. Malta. With daylight the Americans advanced. The California and Washington regiments made a splendid charge and drove the Filipinos from th?, villages of Paco and Santa Mesa. The Nebraska regiment also distinguished itself, cap- tiu-ing 1 several prisoners and one howitzer and a very strong position at the reservoir, which is is connected with the waterworks. The Kansas and Dakota regiments compelled the enemy's right flank to retire to Calvocan. There was intermittent firing at various points all day long. The loss to the Filipinos cannot be estimated at present but they are known to be considerable. The American losses are estimated at twenty men killed and 125 wounded. MANILA, (Monday) Feb. 0, 9 a. m.— Although the firing- continued all day yesterday, with resulting victories for the Americans, the Filipinos have apparently reached the conclusion that the Americans mean business, now that the barriers are removed, as there were no further hostilities last night and no attempt was made to recover the lost ground. The Americans have established their lines well out and have driven off the insurgents. The country about Manila is peaceful and the city perfectly quiet. HESITATE NO LONGER. %w±tffiii\y wv&rtt out at reputation an- lately The (4 /ifty, A» •* ,„,* ,44 «*«* 4^4 The cruiser Philadelphia lias sailed for Samoa via Honolulu. The ship 'is fully equal in offensive power to tlu; combined force of the two warships now at Apia. A Madrid correspondent says that, owing to the recent development oi the Carlist agitation, the government has decided to retain the state of siege and the suspension of the constitutional guarantees ior some time longer. • The French chamber of deputies, recently, by a vote of 340 to 189, adopted the government's proposal to submit to a committee intrusted with such matters, the bill providing that cases of trial of revision shall be brought before the united sections of the court of cassation, The preamble of the measure, declaring that the bill was one of necessity for the peace and to restore a calm in the country, was greeted with applause from the center and murmurs from the extreme left. Washington dispatch: Ferdinand \V. Peck, commissioner general for the Paris exposition, has arrived in Wash ington «nd begun his campaign for the increase of the appropriation for tho American exhibit to $1,000.000. He will go before the appropriation committees of both houses if necessary iiwd explain the urgent- need of more funds to mtiUe an exhibition of Amei- i«aii arts and industries that shall be creditable to this country. 'I'lm American Linseed, Oil Company lost » $35,000 plant by fire at Burlincr- to;j, A flremun on his way to the flr<e WUB thrown' from a tire wngon and bi# broken. \ Otis Instructed to Crush tlio Filipino* i»t Once. ICniOAGO, Feb. G.—A special to the Times Herald from Washington says: Instructions will be sent to Major- General Otis tomorrow to follow tip his victory over the insurgents and to crush the power of Aguinaldo in the Philippines. This was the decision reached at nn important meeting oi the cabinet held at the white house last night, attended by the president, Secretary Hay, Secretary Alger, Attorney General Griggs and Adjutant General Corbin. It was further decided, now that. Aguinuldo had thrown down the gauntlet, that lloilo shall be taken and the islands of the archipelago occupied as rapidly as possible. Street Curn for Cttlro. PlTTSliuan, Feb. 2.—The trolley ears of Pittsbursr are to invade the land oi the Pharaohs. Negotiaiions have just been closed by the Westinghouse Elec trie & Manufacturing' company for the equipment of fourteen cars pi the ordinary trolley type for use in the city of Cairo. Tins Hue will be the first in the country, but it is proposed to build another line to the Pyramids as soon as tho natives become, accustoinec to the operation of the cars and latei to connect Alexandria and Cairo by trolley. The liiiffalo at Munlla. WASHINGTON, Feb. 3.—The Buffalo arrived at Manila uf tor a record break ing run of 54 days, from New York It carried 700 sailors to relieve men ii Pewey's fleet whose time has expired Those who owe us the largest are the least grateful. Forty-seven muscles are called into action in the production of'the humai voice, and yet some people say womet have no muscle. A Cleveland lady who was about tr cross a crowded thoroughfare of t city politely asked the assistance of a gentleman who stood beside, and wh carried a heavy cane, He politely as seiiled and she took his arm: Afte they had crossed the street she earn estly thanked hi ro . ';'A1n.da«a," he said, "I fear you overvalue my protec tion, because J ana blind," FIFTY-FIFTH CONGRESS. SENATE. Washington, Jan. 80. — Mason presented 3. resolution calling on the secretary of war for information as to the percentage of sick soldiers in the Philippines, and it was adopted. A bill to declare the proper construction of the act entitled "An act to provide for adjudication of payment of claims arising from Indian depredations,'' passed. Allison tried to obtain consideration of the Indian appropriation bill, but the opponents of tho peace treaty wei-b victorious and the Bacon resolution was laid before the senate. Carter warned the- senators that n rote for any of the resolutions would be a Inck of confidence in tha American people. In executive session the senate received from the president all the correspondence relative to the peace t.re:ity. Tho correspondence shows that the president instructed the commissioners to demand the island of 'Luzon, but afterwards yielded to the suggestion of no commission to demand the whole Phil- jplne group. TIOT7SE. The house put in a hard day's work on ho army bill und -when it adjourned 13 of he 20 pases had been completed. The ommittce amendments giving the presl- ent discretionary power to reduce the» 17.0 of the infantry companies and cavalry roops to CO men each were adopted, and Iso n series of amendments to reduce the* ifflcers of the staff. A substitute was doptcd for the section providing for pro- notions. which was designed to equalize iromutiions. SENATE. Washington. Jan. 81.— A bill was passed, granting extra pny to temporary navy, wo months to those who served outside- f tlio United States and one month to hose who served within the United States. vhether discharged yet or not. Berry, of Arkansas, in addressing the senate on the- Vest anti-expansion resolution, said: "If n November, 1SHII, it hud been known that he president at this time, so soon after lis inauguration, would be asking congress or au army of 1(10.000 men to subjugate ind reduce n people soven thousand miles rom our shores, who were endeavoring t<v jstabliKh a government for themselves, he vould not have received a single electoral oto in any state." Bacon declared he vould not vote for tlio treaty until the- cnate had passed a resolution for the ultimate independence of the Filipinos. In, executive session Gray and Money spoke in the treaty, Gray favoring its ratification, and Money "opposing it. Gray, while pp- >osed to permanent occupation of the isl- inds, said that question could be settled in ,ho future. I1ODSE The bill to reorganize and increase the standing army to about 100,000 men, but ving the president authority to reduce ;he size of infantry companies and cavalry iroops to GO men each, thus fixing a miu- vmim of about 50,001) enlisted men. passed ihe house by a vote of 108 to 135. But six republicans voted nurainst the bill, and five democrats and populists voted for it. SENATE. Washington, Feb. 4.— Lindsay, of Ken- iucky offered a resolution declaring it to oo contrary to the policy, traditions and Interests of tne American people to admit non-American territories as states : and that the United States accept the cession. of the Philippine Islands from Spain with the proposition that the people of those islands may demonstrate their ability to govern themselves, and with iv> do-are to permanently hold the islands. Rawlins spoke on tho Vest anti-expansion resolution, advocating its passage. In executive session Teller advocated the ratification of the treaty and Ho..^ replied to his remarks. HOUSE. Fifty of tho eighty-eight pages of the river and harbor bill' had been completed when the house adjourned. The bill appropriates directly about $13,500,000, and authorizes contracts to tho extent of $10,030,000 additional. SENATE. Washington, Feb. 2. — Spoonor. ot Wisconsin, made an address in favor of the immediate ratification of the peace treaty. He was apprehensive of the policy of expansion, but that question could be settled after the treaty had been ratified. HOUSE. The river and harbor bill passed tho house by a vote of 100 to 7. SENATE. Washington, Feb. 3. — For more than five hours the senate listened to arguments in opposition to expansion and in opposition to the ratification of the treaty of peace. The speakers wore Money, of Mississippi, and Daniel, of Virginia. The former's address was comparatively brief, as he did . not enter into tlie constitutional phases of the question. He vigorously antagonized the ratification of tho treaty, holding that by such action the Filipinos would bo admitted to the Union as citizens, and that it they were not capable of self government we did not want them. Daniel's speech was a brilliant oratorical effort; his picture of the situation in tho Philippines and his peroration in which he -appealed to his colleagues not to depart from tho history and traditions of the American Nation •were beautiful specimens of eloquent English. In pxecuth'e session Davis tried to force a vote on the many resolutions in reference to the disposition of the Philippines, but those who opp,. tho treaty objected owing to tho fact that the vote on the treaty must come Monday and there was no time for action by the house on the resolution, and adjournment was then taken without action. HOUSF. Most of the time of the house during the throe hours was consumed in filibustering against, relief bills on the private calendar. Tho filibuster was finally successful am? the house adjourned. SENATE Washington, Fob. 4.— Chilton made ai> address in favor of Vest's resolution, and Wolcott reriied in favor of prompt ratification of the treaty. HOUSE. The military academy appropriation bill, carrying about $000,000, was passed to-day. I^utlmer lUol Cnseii Bisi ARUE, Pa., Feb. 3. — District Attorney Martin, who prosecuted the cns'3 against Sheriff James Martin, for the killing of twenty-one miners and tho wounding- of over fifty others by the sheriff's deputies at Lntimer, in September, 1897, announces that the. remaining 1 indictments 'against the sheriff and his deputies have been nolle pressed. Tlio nolle prossequis were entered last September, but owing to the fear of the elt'ect of publicity on the miners, it was deemed ad- visivblo to withhold the announcement until all danger of an outbreak had passed. Never worry a man when he is rlieXi- malic or hungry. The inoonshhjer'u natural selection for solitude came out the other day when an illicit distillery was discovered in Philadelphia. A law of congress prohibits the sale of intoxicants in Alaska. The object is to protect the Indians and Esqui- maux of that section from tho evils of intemperance. Yet the residents of Alaska are nearly all hard drinkers. Alcoholic stimulants go there in pack- , .ages marked "Florida water," "bay ," "caugrb, bitters," etc.

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