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TflE UPPER Dfcg MOlMEMi ALGON4. IOWA WEDNESDAY MABOH 29. 1899, •THE MS IN IOW1 ALLEGEt) MUfcbERER CAUGHT thought to ttitwt Committed tfie Shnlt* f rncerty In Cherokee Connly. SrouX Crrr, March 30.—After a hunt ftf over five years, it is thought that the murderer of Mr. and Mrs. Mat-tin Bhultz has been captured in the person (>f Oscar Nellis, Who wns arrested at L-odi, 8. D., arid brought to Sioux City. Be will be taken to Cherokee to answer to the crime committed within Sixteen miles of that towh August 10, 1803. Martin Bhnltz and his wife were aged respectively GO and 48 years, and they resided on a farm in Cherokee Bounty, It was generally understood that they kept considerable money in the house, and that they generally lived alone. The night of August 10. 1893. after the old couple hnd retired for the night, the house was entered fay two mnsked men. The old man was found next day lying on the bed with hisskull crushed in. Mrs. Shultr, lay just outside the donr, and her hend was smashed to a pulp. Six of her teeth were picked up on the ground. The robbers had taken between 8300 and 8400 from the house after ransneking everything, but still S875 remained untouched. It was this murder case which generated the story of the fnce of the murderer upon the tombstone of the victims. It was stated that the features of a man could be plninly seen on the stone. and many persons really believed that it was the face of the man who committed the deed. ASSESSMENT IS COMPLETE. Exocntlve Vftlantlort OB SCOTT RELEASED. Given n PnroJc—May lie Punished by J'eople Yet. DBS MOIXES, Mai-ell OS.—An order has been issued by the state board of control paroling Rev. Geo. E. Scott, of Waterloo, for three months. lie has been confined in the insane hospital at Independence, and was released a few days ago to report at the asylum on June I. The man will go to the cottage occupied by Mrs. Seot.t, at Independence, and will remain with her during his release from the institution. Scott is the preacher who eloped with a 15-year-old girl, who was a member of his church, and was caught in Indianapolis. Returning to Waterloo, his defense was insanity, and he was committed to the asylum. He lias been Crowing stronger mentally, but his physical health will probably be bettered by his release. The ultimate result may be that Black Hawk county, which claims to desire to do so, may prosecute him for his alleged crime. DEIGNAN TO BE SENT HOME. Ordered From Dewoy'H Fleet to Report , at Niivul Academy. WASHINGTON, March 24.—Admiral Dewey has been instructed to send Osborne W. Deignan, now an enlisted man on the gunboat Castine, to San Francisco by "first transportation." Deignan was a member of the Mcrri- mnc crew, and congress passed a special act authorizing his appointment as a naval cadet. If ho reaches Annapolis in time he will be sent on the summer cruise with other cadets of the fourth class. He is only 82 years of ngc, nud St is said at the department that if Deignan succeeds in getting through the academy there is no good reason why he should not ultimately reach the grade of rear admiral. Connclt t»jit» Kftllroftd*. MoiSES, March 22.-^The rail, road assessment has been completed by the executive council. The basis of the new assessment was reached when the council agreed that the new assessment should be made to aggre gate the same figures as the old, $44, 438,782. There will, of course, be slight variations, but this was mad? the basis. Six small changes in valuation were made from the assessment of a year ngo. They are: The De? Moines Union, the Hubbell terminal property in Des Moines, is increased from S3. r >,000 to $50.000 per mile, on 3.70 miles. The Omaha Uridge and Terminal Company is assessed at S3,OOC r>er mile, on 3.f> miles. It has never before .bnnn assessed. The Ames and College ruilroad is raised from 81,000 'o 81..103 per mile. This is a motoi ine between Ames and the Agricul- .tirn.1 college, and is prnctically a street railroad. The Nebraska City, Sidney <fc Northeastern, a branch of he. Burlington system, is changed rom CT.aOO to 53,000 per mile. The "astern Iowa branch of the Burlington system is rod need from S.l.r.OO tc S.I.000. The Hustings and Avoca branch of the Burlington system i.« reduced from S3,.000 to S3.000. Nc chantrc is made in the. assessment ol the Chienvo ,t Northwestern, Chicago. Milwaukee ,t St. Paul, or any other road, aside from the six unimportant ehniifrcs indicated. Treasurer of State ITerrioU ajrreed with the decision of the majority of the council ns to the total, but. not, as to relative assessment of different roncls, and asked leave, to have spread on the minutes an olvjec- ALL OVER THE WORLD MUST HAVE PEACE. | tlon which he proposed to prepare. He proposed an increase of aboutSl,000 per mile on the Northwestern, or about S-100,000 for its main line, and a corresponding reduction on the "Q" and the liock Island. ANTI-TRUST LAW. American Commission Prepares nn Act* drens to Filipino*. NEW YOUK, March 24.—The Journal's Manila correspondent cables that the address to the natives of the Philippine Islands, drafted by the American commission in behalf of the United States government, and embodying the Views of the president, has been made public. The address assures the Filipinos of the intention of the Americans to develop the powers of self- government in the people. It explains that the United States hns assumed international obligations which it must fulfill, and which make it responsible to the whole civilized world for the stable government of the Philip, pines. The commission, it is explained, is to interpret to the natives the purposes and intentions of the president toward them, and also to suggest the establishment of such a government as shall suit the capacity and requirements of the Filipinos and bo consistent with the interests of the United .States. The protection of the United States is not to bo exercised in any spirit of tyranny or vengeance: but, having destroyed the Spanish power and accepted the sovereignty of the. islands, the United States is bound to restore peace in the Philippines. To this end. all insurgents are invited to lay down their arms and place their trust in the. government that omanci-. Dated them frr.m the oppression of- Spanish rule. The majority of the commissioners incline toward giving the Filipinos a. sort of tribal or provincial local autonomy under a central government, which shall be military until a purely civil system is proved to be feasible. MORE ARKANSAS EXCITEMENT Moro Attorney (len«ritl Ilntnley Tiilks of Stiitnte. DES MOINKS, March 25.—Relative to the decision of Attorney General Griggs that the Sherman federal antitrust law is only operative against trusts in their interstate relations, Attorney General Remley, of Iowa, says it cannot affect this btate except in one way, for so far as Iowa is concerned it has no state law under which successful prosecutions against trusts may be instituted. There is a statute against combinations, pools and trusts, milking those interested therein guilty of conspiracy, but grand juries in Iowa, cannot indict for conspiracy persons out of the state for acts done out of the state. If a' ttust doing business in Iowa should pool with another trust, then indictments could bo found. This is remote. ALL ARE TO WEAR UNIFORMS. Seven Negroes So Far Lynched nnd May Follow. TKXAISKANA, Texas, March 24.—A race war is on in Little River county, and during the past forty-eight hours an indefinite number of negroes have met their death at the hands of an infuriated white population. Seven are- known to have been lynched, shot to death or slain in some manner, and the work is not yet done. The bodies of the victims of the mob's vengeance are hanging to the limbs of trees in various parts of tho county, strung up wherever overtaken, while that of another who was shot to death while trying to escape was thrown into a creek and left there. The country is in a state of most intense excitement. White men are collecting in mobs, heavily armed and determined, negroes are fleeing for their lives, and the community is in an uproar. The trouble grew out of the murder of a' prominent planter near Rocky Comfort. BIG TIDAL WAVE. Prospective Ucct Susrar Fnct.ory. CLEAR LAKE, March 24.-—It is almost an assured fact that Clear Lake is to have a beet sugar factory. The incorporators have nearly ail signed the articles of incorporation and they will be sent at once to the state auditor to be recorded. The factory is to cost at least S3. r )0,000 and will be"built largely by homo capital. The factory will be located half way between Clear Lake and Mason City. The farmers are becoming greatly interested in the enterprise and promise then-fullest support. A. F. Postel, of Chicago, is strongly encouraging the project. I>C8 Mo in eg Danker Drops De:id. Dits MOINICS, March 24.—.loseph Geneser, cashier of the German Savings bank, fell to the sidewalk, and expired while op the way to his home, at 619 Seventh street, at 5:30 o'clock last evening. Death was caused by cerebral hemorrhage or apoplexy, superinduced by severe and protracted nervous tension growing, out of the financial difficulties of the bank and incidental litigation. loivu llourd of Control Completes Plum for Sti»te Institution Kmployos. Dies MWIXES, March 25.—The board of control and superintendents of state institutions have concluded arrangements for uniforming all officers and employes in all the institutions, to take effect July 1. The uniforms will be mainly blue flannel for women and heavier cloth for men, with" insignia of rank and service, exeept the domestics and laborers, whose uniforms are cheaper and of different material. The board will purchase tho material, which will bo manufactured in the institutions and the actual cost thereof charged to each person receiving a uniform. All employes and oflleers must wear uniforms when on duty. WABASH ABSORBS IOWA LINES Will Ilci-imftor Own an Well as Control All the lioitd Dsad In Iowa. DKsMoiNER, March 37.—The Wabasb railway hns acquired absolute title tc tho properties in Iowa operated by it Heretofore it has operated the lincf between M on] ton and Ottumwa, anc Albia and Des Moines, under lease! from the Des Moines & St. Louis rail road company. A number of convey ances. etc., have been tiled for record perfecting the transfer and paving tin way for the construction of the nov< road from Albiato Moulton.a distance of twenty-eight miles, by which it wil have a. direct line from DOS Moines U St. Louis over its own linos. IOWA. CONDKNSICI). Smallpox tit Crouton. CKESTON, March 24.— Creston has a case of genuine smallpox. The person afflicted is W, L. Mason. Mason is not in a serious condition aud it is thought be will recover. Every precaution has ^oeen taken by the. city authorities and there can be no possible clanger of a spread of the disease. Child Sinl<leil to l>i>atli. BOONE, March 24.— The 3-year-old child of Hilo Shadle, of Beaver, was scalded so badly that it died fortv- eight hours afterwards. The little one was standing on the stove and the entire contents of a pan of hot water thrown over its body. «. .0. OMuHteitd Sldps out. \VEUSTEB CITY, March 24.— Geo. C. Olmstead, former county attorney aud defendant in the Biirber-Olmstead' qase, whom Judge S. M. Weaver ordered Judg-e N. It, Hyatt, Attorneys A. ' N. .Boej'e and Wesley Martin tocommence disbarment proceedings against, hag down hie sigrtatul left tho city. PBS M PISES, March 3J,— 1« the election he}* Jn fcfte Fiftieth Iowa •National fiuardi regiment H, H. was elected cdlpnel, H. C euteiiant colonel, and J. H, v C. PalzeU «nd A'. Q, Norris ' General Brooke recently cabled froir Havana that Private Al'bo Isedell. o' Company K, Forty-ninth Iowa, died o typhoid fever at Camp Columbia. A Des Moines dispatch says: All th« saloons of Des Moines have been no tilled to cease business by April 15 o 1 suffer prosecution. The notice wiv served by Rev. II. II. A brains, of Mar sluilltowu, agent of the Anti-Saloor League. He makes tho point that tin saloon keepers have not complied witJ the provisions of the new code adoptee by the last legislature, which provide) that a petition of consent must b< signed by 05 per cent of all'the voter at the last general election and per mission granted by the board o supervisors before a saloon can bi opened. Most of the saloons were ii operation prior to the adoption of tin new code and have not thought i necessary to obtain a new petition o consent. Des Moines dispatch: The Hawk eye. Des Moines, Capital, State am Fidelity Fire Insurance companies, o Des Moines, filed a petition ii the district court asking for an ordei restraining- the county auditor fron collecting the county and city taj which he lias notified them he wiV assess against them, The compatiief claim that the, payment of the state tux exempts them from the locivl taxes and the statute expressly so provides A^ injunction was granted, them. The sase will be used to test the con stitutionajity of the State t»x law a,n<j will fc<- £p|>e.ftled to the *«prf.in§ Cnnsod Great toss of Life In the Solomon Group. VICTORIA, B. C., March 27.—Australian mail, advices received by the steamer Warrimoo says news has reached Sydney that' submarine eruptions had caused a tidal wave in the Solomon group. Two villages were swept from Rakahanga island, causing a big loss of life. Considerable damage was done to the cocoanut plantations at Siola, headquarters of the Melanesian mission. A cyclone is reported to have passed over the. township of Mitchell, on a railway line, 370 miles from Brisbane. Considerable damage was doue. The Sydney Morning Herald says the worst drought ever known exists in Queensland and New South Wales. For miles and' miles not a vestige.of edible .is to be seen. (Stock is dead and is dyino- in all sections. " THE FIGHT AT ILOILO. Four Hundred Rebels Made the Attack On the Americans. MANILA, March 24.—Details of the fighting at Iloilo, March 16, show that four hundred rebel riflemen from Pania were met by seven companies of the Eighteenth regulars and a battal-' ion of the Tennessee volunteers. As supports the troops had three two-inch Holchkiss guns under General Miller, north of Jarc, across the river. The Americans were met with heavy fire One was killed and fifteen wounded, of the Eighteenth, and there were sev-' oral eases of sunstrokes. Miller estimates thai, fifty rebels were killed and : a hundred wounded. U. S. PATENT OFFICE BUSINESS Dns ~~ WO POLiGY FOR PHILIPPINES. AdtnlnUtratloil tfrlil iio frothing trhtl Sohnrmnn Commission Kepot-ts. thomasville, Ga., March 27.—The administration will not decide upon iti permanent policy respecting the Philippines until the Schurman commission reports, it feels that its present knowledge of the islands is too indefinite as a basis for a fixed policy. Mare/over, an immediate decision is felt to be needless, since for the present the only problem is the restoration of law and order and the establish ment of stable, peaceful conditions This and the appointment of a diplomatic representative at Madrid are two of the most important matters remain Ing open. The Madrid mission probably will be raised to an embassy sooi after payment of the $20,000,000 indemnity, and a man of the highest qualifications and attainments choser for this delicate and important post Gen, Woodford may not be the new envoy, owing to the fact that New York already has such an undue pro- portion.of tine highest diplomatic appointments. WORK ON ANTI-LOBBY BILL, Hoclir's Pot Measnro Goes to Third Reading Without Oebnte. Madison, Wls., March 27.—The Roehi anti-lobby bill, requiring all lobbyists to register with the chief clerk of the senate as "legislative counsel" or legislative agents, was sent to third reading without debate in the senate Friday; also the bills appropriating $35,000 to the university farm, $100,000 for a new building for the college of engineering and $16,000 for a water power at the university. The bill to limit the speed of trains in cities to six miles an hour was killed. The bill forbidding saloons within a mile- of the soldiers' home was put beyond resurrection by the defeat of a motion to take it from the table. The True marriage license bill.which is known technically as No. 11 A, will; probably pass the lower house of the legislature Monday. It has passed all) but the final formal vote, and when that is over it will go to the senate, where It has strong friends. UlB JFlre In Cleveland. Cleveland, Ohio, March 27.—Fire Friday destroyed the big Dangler Stove and Manufacturing company's plant in Perkins avenue, near Wilson, and the plant of the Cleveland Machine Screw company, adjoining. The loss on the, Dangler works is estimated at $300,000 and on the screw plant at $150,000.', Three hours after the fire started a ,wall at the screw works fell, buying beneath it Lieut. Roth of fire company No. 7. His dead body was recovered. WAR IN THE PHILIPPINES ADVANCE OF AMERICANS TO- W/RDS INSURGENT CAPITAL. Insurgents Tnt tip Strong Opposition and Amerlciin* Meet With Their First Severe Louse*. MANILA, March 20.—Gen. McArthur'j divison, consisting of the brigades oi General ITnrrispn Grny Otis, Gen. Hale and Gen. Hall, supplemented by Ocn. Wheaton's brigade, advanced at daylight yesterday and cut the enemy's forces in two. They captured the towns of Polo and Novaliches on the left and San Francisco del Monte and Mariquina on the right, clearing the rebels' trench in front of the line north from the river to Calooean. They also secured possession of the railroad, practically cornering the flower of Aguinaldo's army at Malabon. and in the foothills of Singalon, twenty miles apart. The troops engaged were the Third artillery, as infantry; tho Montana, Kansas, Pennsylvania., Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado, South Dakota, Minnesota and Oregon volunteers: the Third, Fourth, Seventeenth and Twenty-second regulars; the Utah artillcry'batalion. and Twenty-third regulars. The American casualties were light. Roosevelt to Go on Stand, New York, March 27.—The army court of inquiry which has been investigating the charges made by Gen. Miles that -the beef furnished the soldiers in the Cuban campaign was un- nt tur use, continued its work here to SUNDAY'S FIGHTING. Col. Egbert, of I'ennn.Tlvnnln, Among the Killed. MANILA, March 20.—The United States troops, under Brigadier General Lloyd Wheaton, captured the town ol Malinta, beyond the Tuliahan river, to-day after a sharp fight. Colouel Harry C. Egbert, of the Twenty-second regular infantry, was killed. Priucc Lowenstein, formerly aide-de-camp on the staff of Brigadier General Miller at Iloilo, somehow got in front of the firing line and was shot in tho side, dying almost instantly. A German who accompanied him was wounded. The American casualties to-day were much lighter than those of yesterday, the total losses thus far reported since the engagement commenced being forty-five killed and 145 wounded. General Wheaton entered Malinta, whieh is a small village of huts. The rebels made a. fierce resistance to the American advance. In addition to the fatal wounding of Colonel Egbert, several men of the Twenty-second infantry and several of the Oregon and Kansa's regiments were killed. The gunboats shelled Malabon for several hours. Evidently anticipating a bombardment by the fleet, a thousand rebels vacated day. It has been arranged that Goy. 1 Roosevelt shall go on tha stand. At the conclusion of the hearing he,re the court will be ready, it is said, to make its final report. To Bar AmcrUnn Petroleum. The Hague, March 27.—The quality of the petroleum exported from the United States Is condemned violently by the chamber of deputies, and the government will convene the supreme council of commerce and industry to discuss restrictive measures. It is understood that rthe American syndicate; in Antwerp is much concerned over the matter. Senntor CJuay Serlounly III. ' • Philadelphia, Pa., Mardn 27.—Ex- Senator M. S. Quay is reported to be seriously ill. He was due at Harrisburg this week to conduct his campaign for re-election to the senate, but his condition prevented it. The worry over his approaching trial for conspiracy has done much to undermine the senator's health. MOINES, March 23.—A patent has been allowed, but not yet issued, to U, Dodd, of Des Moines, for a machine for making flexible lightninjr rod from a plurality of copper wires in such a manner as to produce a very- large amount of surface. Patents for which wo prepared and prosecuted applications were issued last week as follows: To Ii. V. Barry, of Stuart, In., fora corn planter disk dropping-, valve provided with radial teeth, a shaft mounted for rotation, and arms on the shaft for alternately and successively engaging tho teeth on the valve as required to drop seeds at regular intervals of space as the machine- is advanced. To II. o. Paul, Clear Lake, la,, for a hose coupling adapted for instantly connecting and disconnecting sections of hose. Consultations, advice and valuable printed matter free to all seeking in. formation relating to inventions ' and. patents. THOMAS G. Onwie & Co., Solicitors of Patents. The Buddhists in the world are estimated at 4. r >0,000,000. Gentleman (entering)—Do you work; here, boy ? Office boy—Only 'when the boss is looking. The smallest man m the world was Jerry Hudson. He was only eighteen inches high when he was 80 years of age. ' ' A movement has been started for- tUe erection of a granite monument to Ordered to Havana. Washington, March 27.—Bight companies of the Second United States infantry, now at Savannah, Ga., have been ordered to Havana. The remaining four companies of the regiment have been ordered from Augusta, Ga., to Savannah, to prepare for joining the vest of the command in Cuba. Hohenlohe May lie Replaced. Mcacow, March 27.—It is rumored in diplomatic circles that Prince von- Hohonlohe-Schilllngsfuerst, chancellor of the German empire, is to be replaced by Prince Radolin. German ambassador to 1 " Russia, or else by Dr. von Miquel, now Imperial minister of. finance. ' : Malabon, leaving a few to burn the town. General Wheaton's brigade, composed of the Second Oregon regiment and the Twenty-second and Third infantry, stretched out along the railroad from Calooean to tho Tuliahan river, was powerless to prevent the withdrawn], owing to the natural obstacles and to the strong opposition. The town was destroyed, the insurgents retiring to Mnlolos. General MacArthiu-'s advance guard the Third artillery and the Twentieth Kansas regiment, joined General Wheaton's brigade shortly after Malinta was taken, approaching aloiv the Novaliches road westerly. The soldiers were much exhausted, and there were several prostrations from heat, which was intense. The dead and wounded were collected in the shade of trees and carried on stretchers by Chinese across the river to the train. After luncheon, General MacAr- thm-s division advanced toward Pelo The Second Oregon regiment encountered a thousand Filipinos west of Malinta. who were retreating from Malabon. The enemy had taken up a position-behind four rows of intrench- ments, but was driven out after an hour's heavy firing. One Oregonian was lulled and five were wounded. STILL ADVANCING MONDAY. Americans Find tho Important of Polo Deserted. MANILA, March 27.—The Americans this morning found the important city of Pelo and a number of small villao-es west of the railroad deserted and burning. Ihey are advancing alone- the railroad. Today the Washington volunteers, .who held Pasig yesterday, had nn engagement with a band ot inl siirgents, who drove in their outposts In the fight the Filipinos lost several Town men. Sherman on (he Chicago. Santiago de. Cuba, March 27.— Ex- Secretary Sherman was transferred from tbe Paris to the cruiser Chicago Friday. He slept well during the night, and his condition this morning is not perceptibly changed. PiMldeut at Tallahaaiee. Thomasville, Ga., March 27— President McKlnloy and quite a large party Friday made a flying trip to Tallahassee, Fla., leaving here at 10 a. m. and returning late in the. afternoon. MASO TO SUCCEED GOMEZ. Chosen Commander-ln-Chlcf of the Cubiiu Army. HAVANA, March 24.-The executive committee of the Cuban military assembly has appointed General Maso former president of the Cuban revolt,* tionary government, commandpi-.in chief of the Cuban forces in The Sen" or eastern provinces. Tho assembly passed the motion proposed bv Sen or Gualberto Gomez for the rcornatiiza tion of the Cuban army, but under ex istmg -conditions the action of the assembly in this respect is unimpor? THE BATTLE IN PHILIPPINES. De»crlptl<m of the Dlspodtlon ol th« •Troop* East, of Manila. i WASHINGTON, March 25.— Major 'Simpson, chief of the bureau of military information, was busy during the .day taking the fragmentary information of the movements here and there !of the battalions and brigades and so ^assembling them as to give on the military map a complete picture of. to- Idnv's theater of operations. As explained, the field of to-day's action is as follows: Back of Manila at a distance of >about seven miles from the water 'front, sweeps a great semi-circle of ('American troops. This arc is about 'twenty miles Ion? and embraces about J31.0!i()'meii. It is cut midway by the jl'asig river, which forms a natural military division. To tlie south the are is under the icommand of Major General Lawton. !Unt.il now this has been the field of 'activity, with Wheaton's fly ing column .'beating hack the rebels. ! But to-day Lawton's troops are idle and the scene of activity is shifted to 'the north of the river. Here the par- ^tial circle of American troops sweeps Jfroin the water works around to the 'bay i Major General MacArthtir is in com- Imatid of all the troops north of the river, and those are rotiffhly estimated at between la.OOO and 14,0('i() men, the 'others being with Lawton on the south. Before the action began this ;tnorning MacArthnr's forces were di•vided into three main bodies. Far to the right, near the water iwoi-U-s. was Male's brigade. Far to the • left about Calooean was the brigade of >llarrison Grny Otis, and of Wheaton, |the latter having been drawn from JLawton's forces on the south in order ito strengthen MaeArlhur's command Jl'or this operation. j Between tho two wns the brigade ol itlall, held as a sort of reserve. Hale'.s -brigade, as shown on the map, was •made up of the Third Nebraska, First jSoiith Dakola. First Wyoming, First .•Colorado and Battery B, of the Utah iartillery. , Harrison G. Otis' command on the jleft was made up of the Twentieth j'Kansas. First Montana. Tenth Penn 'sylvania, a battalion of the Twenty• third infantry, and Battery A, of the ;Utah artillery. ? These are the troops, with the ad Ulitional lorce of Wheaton's and some Irecent arrivals, possibly not yet re Iported, which have sustained the brunt 'of the action today. , The probable line of action today jbegnn with MacArthur's moving rapid 'ly northward to Novaliches, ''passing •the insurgent forces on the left. On [reaching Novaliches, MacArthu;- turn jsharply to the west, intending to make !a. forced march of about seven miles tc jPelo (given as I'olo in the dispatches). i By this movement Mac Arthur's forces fare carried outside the insurgent base jof operations. This base is at Mala[bon, midway between ' MacArthur's •forces at Pelo and the combined forces of Harrison Gray Otis and Wheaton at jCaloocan. ; Thus the rebels are flanked and between two strong bodies of American 'troops. To the west of them is Manila (bay, cutting off retreat in that direc- 'tion. and to the east the forces of Hall •(or Hale), as reported by General Otis, ire "demonstrating" iifordcr toforbid an insurgent movement toward the •east. They are thus left between the Itwo main bodies of American troops ;and must engage either the one or ;other of them. ; _It is General Otis' plan, as shown bv •.lus dispatch, to have the brigades df ;uheaton advance toward those of Mac- jArthur, thus gradually enclosing the rebels between two parallel lines un- .til they are either crushed or made iprisoners. TRUSTS ABLE TO DEFY LAW. Attorney General Grl Bfi: g gays Sherman • Act in Prnctically 1'ouorloss. I NEW YORK, March 24.— Attorney General Griggs declares that the regulation or suppression of trusts lies solely in the power of the individual states, unless the combinations affect intei state commerce. Only in the lat;ter case, he holds, can the national authorities order the prosecution of :il legal trade or industrial corabina- juons under the provisions of the Sherman anti-trust law. These declarations by the head of the national department of justice— his first oflicial ' .-utterance on the subject-were made ipubhchere in a letter by Attornev .General Griggs in answer to one from ;J. C. Bowadaile, a Philadelphia.! with large property interests in New Jersey. ,Mr .Bowadaile cited the present epi- ;dem,c of trade combinations and de- as a republican, to luiow wluft * °T f t] ,'? Imtt0n " 1 government is not within the scope of 11 n fl sin *m .~. •. 1 . * _ «=Ki==ra ^s^xA^'uS a - M Miss Beautiful-Possn't » man' 8 SBC- pad love usually differ from hi? first i™?i », mt B ™ ad ^4 wt»Uy has more ro,g»ey, Toral Believed to lie Dying. Madrid, March 27.— Gen. Toral, wfio commanded the Spanish troops at Santiago de Cuba, and who has been : in Prison since March 2, ig seriously 11] and is believed to be dying, Bandit Km, One Man. San Francisco, Cal., March 27.-A bandit tried, to hold up a, stage near Angles Camp last night, and Express Messenger Jackspn, who resisted," was WUed,, 'Schloy Passes,the Physical Tnst WASHINGTON, March' 22.—Win field S. Sehley has successfully passed the physical examination for promotion to the rank of rear admiral i,, the navy before a medical board convened at the Washington navy yard TO complete the legal test he must also pass a moral, mental and professional examination, and his papers are now before a bowd^fj^aArtmiralV. >ut the stars It«ly Is I'lntly Kerused. ROMK, March 23.-U • e mlnl8t « is understood informed the •lnl« e mlnl8t « 1»« informed the ;"al>an government that China abso ;1» ely ,-efu.ses the demand When a Porto Eicon wants a drink '' demand o Italy Colorado's gold output in last amounted to I84. of v«»,. • WASHINGTON, Mareh 25.— General ,

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