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Des Moines Leader, The (Newspaper) - April 13, 1899, Des Moines, Iowa THE ESTABLISHED 1848 WEEKLY LEADER THURSDAY TAKE f OWN CRUZ AMERICANS ANOTHER DE VICTORY BU Wounded While tlie Ill Lois nx Killed fought With Valor Manila General this morning captured town of Santa ono ot the Sharpest engagements of the war The American loss was six wounded Gen reported the insurgent loss to Washington as sixtyeight but a Burgeon who traversed the field reports counting eighty eral drove the rebels who were commanded by a Chinaman named Into the mountains The American forces of they behaved magnificently There were many Instances of remark able valor and presence of mind Santa the leading town in the coun try heretofore untouched by the Amor leans It is the capital of the prov ince of Laguna and has a population according to the host information of considerably more than 13000 people Kan fa Cruz is but a short distance over a fresh water sea the Bay Lagoon comes almost up to Manila It tof The two towns are fortyeight miles apart Santa Crux fs an opening wedge for the country it lead nigh ways in all directions to Manila hy going around the shores of and to the important point of and the province of whose capital city is located ninetyone miles from Manila Santa crux was the Filipinos strong hold on Lake Laguna de Bay and it fell into the hands of General Lawtons expedition after sharp fighting forming one of the most Inter esting and important battles ot the war Plans of the worked perfectly the exception that the progress of the expedition was delayed by the difficult navigation of the river About 1503 picked men com posed the expedition which was under the personal command of General Taw ton on account of the illness of General Kins These troops partly surrounded the while the Laguna de Hay an arid under the command of Captain Grant of the Utah battery shelled the city and outlying trenches General troops con of 200 picked sharpshooters chosen from Hie various regiments mountain battery Gales squadron of three troops of the Fourth cavalry unmounted with Bronkos and Tappans battalions of the Fourteenth infantry Lincks battalion of the First Idaho infantry and battalion of the North Dakota infantry under General King General Lawion and his accom the troops sometimes leading charges in Indian eventually resulted tn the com pete rout of the rebels with the small est amount to tlic city and slight loss to The expedition started from San Pedro fit dusk on Saturday in tending lo capture Santa Cruz by as sault at daybreak But in navigating tortuous Paste river per haps cunning of the native pilots who anxious to seie the America us ts I 1 boats grounded and it nearly when tHe troops reached The tx their steamed cautiously for ward the ami n mile nnd the Laguna de Bay guard ing the rear Signal F signal Ores however Avern lighted on the mountain tops giving alarm of the approach of the troops It was noon before the Voile church of the city appeared in the shadow of the great volcanic mountain nn dotted with groves A casco with a force of picked enters under Major mostly belonging Hi the First Washington regiment was run inLo a shallow inlet about five miles south of the city Then a shells were sent toward entrenchments of the rebels at the edge of the woods sending the enemy inland Then a number of Americans jumped into the anil wading about 100 yards crept forward and formed in line covering the landing of the re mainder which finished about ft oclock The three troops of the Fourth cav alry were Tent ashore on n dangerous marshy point directly south of the city under fire from the trenches Meanwhile in the town itself there was utter silence and a sign of life General desiring to make an inspection and to give the inhabitants an opportunity to surrender went cui board the Laguna de Kay and accom by the Associated Press launch steamed slowly to the dock the whole fleet watching anxiously When it WAS discovered by the glasses that the trenches and stone buildings wero summing with soldiers the two boats withdrew receiving volleys from the trenches thrown up on the marshy plain of the city The flotilla anchored in compact formation for night ready to re sist any surprises fron the rebel gun boats supposed to in the lako At sunrise today Monday the assault commenced The American outlines south the city stretch two miles in land and with its left swooping the shore It moved north while the Fourth on the point advanced the cily pouring volleys upon the trenches Simultaneously the sun hovered along the shore shell ing the woods ahead of the troops and driving the Filipinos Inland The Oat lings cleared several trenches Frontier The whole brigade v as divided into squads of twelve and the fighting was on in the frontier fashion from behind trees crawling through bushes or rushing across the open The trenches that were not by the gunboats gave considerable resistance when the line was wearing the city and the Laguna de Bay and Oeste bombarded for an hour In hope of making them too warm for oc but did not succeed in clearing them entirely General Lawton the Fourteenth infantry battalions approached a nar row iron bridge across a creek on the couth border of the town Here a com pany of Filipinos were entrenched across the stream and behind a slone barricade at the entrance tn the bridge The Americans rushed in sin gle file in the face or a sailing fire df tho barricade with their bands and drove from the killing a dozen Hot Time I he Tw The Filipino in thp town Ff in various firing froni the windows the invaders interesting was a reg ular nest of In the Jail which is edged in by a wall This was h veritable pepper pot The Ameri or in entered the lies and were ta iti 50 PER YEAR ARTHURS MEN KILLED A considerable body of Filipinos northward crossing the 3 L TACK ON AMERICAN LINE BE the woods dozens MANILA AND MALOLOS Major Weisenberger deployed along the shore anil crept steadily forward aiding the G Killed at aul the enemy In the woods drt ing them toward the mountains established heaa at the elegant palace of the governor and a guard was Immediately placed In the as the edi fices are the first objective of lool ciu an hour the town was pa trolled and all looting rigidly pre vented the Inhabitants had lied two preceding nights and only a few Chinese shopkeepers have emerged from Hiding and resumed bus iness JIKS On the marshes of lown were found forty dead Filipinos some ter ribly torn by shells and many others wounded to whom Americans of their canteens as though they were comrades A surgeon who trav Hie field counted eighty killed anu will report at least sixtyeight One Filipino lo make his escape slashed viciously at Major Wles who shot and killed him Yesterday the two mtu of the Fourteenth infantry while but Americans stole the guns of captors club beil them hid in trees over night and returned fills morning The gunboats this afternoon have been searching Iho Hanta Cruz river for shipping Tomorrow the expedition will push the Americans having de of telegraph lines cut ting off insurgent communication east and west AX Manila April 7 via Hong Kong April hundreds of Filipinos are daily returning to their homes and arc desirous of resuming peaceful and though the proclamation issued by the States Philippine commis sion has given an impetus lo this move ment the war te far from ended One of the foremost American generals paid We will see t hundred thousand sp ellers in the Philippines before the Americans control the and a majority of the army are of this ion It is generally that great reinforcements ave necessary there not being a sufficient number in the pelago to make the conquest of Luzon and hold the and il IB thought that It would be cheaper in the long run and have a better effect upon natives to establish American su effectually and than to temporize with a score of rebellions All the stories told by prisoners and friendly natives agree that a of would be glad to quit but that there are enough professional revolutionists to infest the country with bands of hundreds of men and to business for years to Some high Americans believe that the government would wisely expend money in buying off Aguinaldo and his clique of Filipinos The foreigners in Manila think the Americans are too to the effect of the proclamation They say that the weakness ofthe proclamation lies in the fact that haVe so long dealt with the Spaniards that they are to realize UK words mean and that the purport or its promises Is anything but a snare The majority of tlie United States volunteers are eager to return home and we did not enlist lo Tight niggers Is a remark Hint is While braver work inan they are doing is impossible lo find they consider that there is small glory in guerilla warfare the and hardships of which be appreciated al home The volunteers construe their enlistment to the close of the war to apply to the war with Spain and wish to be re by the regulars The Spanish system of defending Ma by a line of blockhouses may be adopted by the American authorities here during the wet seasons as it re quires fewer men than the trench de fenses and lessens the chances of sick among the defenders Lieutenant of tiie Idaho regiment a brother of the governor of Idaho has been placed on trial by court martial for calling Major Figgins a coward in the presence or his company It is expected that he ivijl be dismissed from the service THE OF GOil TO Capt K I Will New In the New York April is expected that the converted cruiser Yosemite which is to carry the governor general of Guam Captain Hichard P Leary United States navy and his garrison of marines to the will sail within the ten days by way of Besides Ibe governor genera and his family the Yosemite will carry a garrison of 125 marines under Major Kilten He will also have a brass band of len men which Is lo give in front of the governors palace The government will use the two buildings in Agano which the Spanish officials occupied The palace will be Governor residence and a building known as the Quadrangle will house the garrison of marines Governor will rule over 10000 Inhabitants of which is prac the only inhabited island of the Of these 2000 are foreign and other arc native an of Spanish and Malay blood The is to remain at for some time Captain Ide Is ordered to make a survey of the islands and report aS lo harbors The government has allowed Cap tain Leary to maintain his es as Is de sired to make an impression on the peo ple of Guam of the wealth and strength of nation under whose flag arc lo live Captain Leary takes on the Yosemite a pretty little steam launch The is loaded with of stores In her hold Is a plant which will Insure water to the American the Island Light summer for the palace and quadrangle Is also in her cargo April annual of the Cincinnati Chicago S St Louis company WAS held here The following directors whose terms have expired were reelected Frank Thomson John I Charles K and X p Their new terms will expire in IMS President Thomsons total earnings of and total expenses leaving net oper ating a decrease of JliHuSJW as compared last year Mr Washington April was stated at the vice presidents residence this evening that Mr had shown Improvement today silting up for awhile and appearing very cheerful Manila April midnight thn rebels cut telegraph lines at several places between here ami Malolos sig nal fires were lighted ana rockets sent tip along the foothills to the of the railroad Later enemy at tacked outposts of the Minnesota regiment between and five miles south of Malolos killing lwi men and wounding fourteen Simul tlie outposts of Oregon regiment al Marilao he next station on the way to Manila was attacked with the result that Americans were killed and two wounded Die loss j of enemy ien killed six wound ed and two prisoners The troops were concentrated road us thickly as possible and the rebels were driven buck to the foothills The road was damaged bul was repaired Immediate ly and was resumed through to p is supposed that many ot the rebels who attacked General line of communication and who were repulsed by the troops com manded by General Whealon were na of In Hie middle coast Manila by means of sail and steam boats facilitate the exportation inces producls J Santa Cm the capital of pnn has population of 13141 and Is for Us High lead lo Manila and llw of The city bus line buildings for a Philippine During the Spanish regime the alcalde the chief of lie and a public functionaries had residences there Among the other of prominence In the province lawton will have to capture nrc the following population 1000 situated seventeen from Hanta Cruz population about fortyone miles from Sunlit Cruz IA situated about milfs from Santa Crun population situated about from Cruz 5000 nine miles from Kanla Cim pop 5000 situated nine milts from Cruz population 6000 situated four miles from Santu truz situated six miles from Santa ruz Kan population ten miles from Cruz Santa 9434 sll miles from Simla and population sll MOB AFTER A MURDERER ANXIOUS TO KILL TRAMP WHO MURDERED MRS HUrSLER Wire Near I Shol ltl tlie nt Krr Ob 1 O II A the homo of Mrs on i funn of Ills plaiC ami Kliol licr four lines In lie of Her Uts UIK was at and hur ried lo Hie London jail to escape lynch IllK nl he of of the murdered woman The the of Mrs nfcrnoon Marshall Allen hail a it I reported here on very ami hs deputies started ibe in the of London O but afterwards turned in their course and in closed carriages rushed as fast is possible lo Washington court so ns lo file in Jail the arrival of from Smith When neral driven the the u of from Charles Hie rout out of this province the tli I has been announced o here that a mob of ITS THE WAR DRUM THROBS NO LONGER left at studio of Mix C K More i box of bonbons with a card of a society woman attached Mrs Mercy ate freely of candy as did several of lier lady friends lady whose card was attached to ho box called anil Mrs Morey thanked licr hut lady said she did not send them Mis Morey am the other wo who candy were snon slok ami ly The casu is In mystery Hn T n onn Apr Dr Nancy A who has li an trial on of murder the second degree nnd whose trial s postponed on account of the illness of Jurat Gregory today lo Judge Wheeler sen Mrs Gullford to pay 1 line and to ten years wno entered the region In thr of friendliness They had arm 111 bo EO ingly secreted arms in several places and on the Americans from the at so close a range thai they could lie heard talking One ot the yelled in English Rive you damned Americans enough of this ve are through The rebels the railroad a and the rails in an effort to wreck a train railroad sung participated in the tight The work of tlic rebels was discovered and repaired before a train arrived General Whealon is preparing to pun ish the Filipinos The military nnd Lacuna de Hay have succeeded In en tering the Cruz river and have captured a small unarmed Spanish and launches which they discovered there The military gunboat has brought thirtytwo rebel one dead Filipino and six wounded Americans to the hospital It is now known lhat ninetythree insurgents were hilled dur ins the capture of Santa Cruz WAS im April following has been received from General Otis Lawtons at Kama Cruz was more complete than yesterday Tlic enemy left uniformed dead on the fieM and a num ber of seriously wounded Ho captured he city without destruction of property His Is ten wounded all slight except two one of whom lias Finco Lieutenant the orly wounded was wounded In the hand The enemy retired east is In pursuit The attacked Mac in two thai there Kill hardly be a pos of the remnants ever a junction again The that when in the southern of island find themselves com shut off from forces they will come in and surrender are not nearly so formidable as They the forces of which General In the there is a strong probability that they can lie dealt in a as lo insure the ot the half ot the island Madrid April received news from the Philippines prisoners the left Charleston this evening of the prisoner Frankfurt Ky April At this county a of angry is pursuing with assault on Mrs llos leick wife of a prominent farmer left with i war will lead for Mrs alleged assailant ix CASK Tell of l s Action lirn O April Today the trial of Mrs was largely devoted to tile evidence of policemen who worked on the caye the her nt were not permitted hr refusal lo answer well treated but de tlic way of liberation still exist advices ns u Fay wishes to retain the prisoners until j Questions asked by the and th ine war with tde Americans is The defense oli In to obtain larger concessions for heir Henor it Important that has proclaimed use of tlie Spanish language throughout tho for the April The Kev fay nl X J has been unpointed the first agent of ican fur islands He Is a graduate of Mount In Ohio nnd has had IL east the upper Iowa conference He will about six months for Manila to ibis on lhat it was nn lo establish a confes sion by silence sustained the defense in the bul a and the citation of authorities the handing down of the opinion by Police nnd as to In the vacant lots anil in of the was ly They said Mr on to was hy a ami T IMT THK Will lo April f he I hand wrr anil on II Ihoy pro the lu to also to nml e her skirt I to and in Inis near tbe since J Althonse home In the crost President his InI lion thcy suld burrs and needles Arthurs line of railway this summer inI accepting thf tion of visiting park rather alons and In the vacant loir about the imt of last night in considerable force I invitation of Senator Carter to faM but were v ilh a heavy loss his lour lo Montana invitations from all limy w numerous on she are three i Parts of he west have been nf the than on the into while It can now he paid In Ii staled as a lie slated as a assured thing I ho had walked on the that his lri of her and had lieIt her arm He from Montana Xo the coast admitted that bis hid killed and twenty wounded The attack of the insurgents upon the railway Manila indicates to thr war department that while General Mac was pushing north I both anl Washington ami soric of the buns wlin went bodies of Insurgents took to the mouni coins thence down His through the vacant lot Inn he had ains and jungles to the right ot the return to Washington will be made over i them off before making the ar railway and have been an of lollies in order that mil The next on stand aid to the road nt may have an of seeing he had noticed Iho burrs on the back the great southwel nnd of Mrs after point and thus cut off the main body of the army lo the northward The re cr Ihp native lhat they force to accomplish their purpose Oi of character nl the the advance of Law tons must have been attended with great difficulty Owing to the in the province It be comes a fever district during the rainy season The peaks ing its people Senator farter at lie whit house today by Maji Anderson editor of im fm 01 inr aam ti started for the police station eiv a little I of None of ihr Th oni the decree night of the murder said the was dark t 1 K of Hozeman Mont They spoke lo thr or fogay as suggested bv the president about his projected to j The police testimony had not been rnn park and th went and when adjournment was reached sired to find out he will slart nn The salil thai if he not prevented leave Washington v lie would like lo ine In Inly i TH K 1 HAMS ar about probably the Iuli The president feet high and Wiman hy Chicago April highwaymen es formed n daring robbery at Lake Shore depot In Crossing lam Tlic two robbers n Lake Irnin a passenger who standing on rear nl passenger bound and him despite his and him Into an freight car where they lefl him taking every thing of value he had In bis possession The victim of Ibe robbery Harry Kelcham who lives In la Porte He did not succeed in gamins his lib erty until after his train had departed It being fully half an hour after he was dragged Into the box car before he was able to free himself from ropes which be had been tied The rubbers secured from 0 In a money u gold valued ut and lure a gold ring from his linger Tinmi onc O April of township has disappeared been and feathered by twelve masked men lo he neighbors who objected to lits relations wilh a woman of thai locality FOUR ARE KILLED Temporary lure of thr Willis Avenue Harlem Hirer Tell New York April superstructure of the big Willis avenue bridge now being built over the Har lem river collapsed this afternoon kill iilff four men and seriously injuring six one of whom may die Twelve or workmen also received in juries of a more or less serious nature The dead are WILLIAM 65 years old WALTER son of the above old THOMAS masons helper The accident occurred at oclock and was caused by loo great a weight put on the traveling derrick that crossed the superstructure The superstructure connected will the north shore sustaining wall with a pier and was a affair stretch ing SOO feet across deep water to height of about sixty feel Over this a massive traveling crane or carrier was operated A heavy load of stee beams was being sent out on the crane when the timbers gave way and the entire went down with The heavily laden crane ran rapidly forward for u short and toppled into the river As it went down tiie upright crashed into the thir ty workmen Many of men were carried down lir the wreck the majority either fall ins into water or into the tangle of iron and woodwork PEACE IS OFFICIAL NOW RATIFICATIONS OF THE PEACE TREATIES EXCHANGED 1 formal Act Which Put no Kud hi or lite White 1 fills I nf tlie nf Ilic I HI Washington Anil war been informed of the ar rival of part of the lown at de JVes April Tho Interim tional of clubs Us ninth annual 150 itig mess in parts of Stales anafJt nrc in C nf Oil Cits Derrick culled the delegates to M Barter Jr president of the Mayor c a tl drosses K A ftf the of of a in Uir Jon site was asked to In favor of movement for the f the press Tho resolution was promptly adopted Mrs Lockwood of Womens ICCKH Mrs OH via of the news woman in the United nnd Clinton of the C T also the tion are being entertained by Journal ists Huh at a theatre party at park Trust York April company of Philadel phia and tlic Vehicle com pany York completed in this rity today their for vc and transportation companies to I lie northern ami western states wilt be about six if these The Jiin one to so Into will as the and company with a stock of Tlie western com rill he on the pams basis as Vehicle in here now The syndicate is in control and lias already financed the projected com con the New York and concern Levy Mayor of Chicago was appointed western counsel of com panies will be the prin cipal anl manufacturing head of the western at la In WIF April Folio wins closely on the nf the of the flour mil of the Alma Milling company at Alma IX 1 zio am 1 P Hunner principal fry consequent failure nf the com pany comes the news that the private hanking house of U P and Me has closed its doors on the sug gestion of bank examiner The hank and in chov for a very Final bal ance of cash on hand a note Washington April The condition war has existed between th and Spain April today when tho last of the restoration ot peace wrc by the exchange of of peace treaty Co uith Hits Freedom his proclamation tint war at an end jind ap of Bellamy Storor fic as States to pain principal of the day occurred n the at i he white houKa he ex ol I n at i In of the his toric ot itie event many of the cabinet and officials In the administration guh al Iho white house before 3 oclock the French M arrived in company Hie first secretary of embassy the lattir hearing the Spanish copy of Iho peace treaty cordially s reeled ami after a f formal ceremony president stood back of the large to the y Queen white Secretary Hay and Ambassador Cambon occupied at the this cen 1 were ranged thn and the other officiate powers rC M Cambon and Secretary I rt y ve i f i i xe in inid a p ro to co I con the days signed and other concluded These took some time so that it vas nearly before the actual ex Tin The the protocol oC ex nt in dor Cambon for Spain and Sec Hay for United Staler was in Front h the up to the This cleared the way for tilt The president took from thr desk tlie American copy ho bound In blue Morocco and eji in a Morocco portfolio and handed it to M At the same M handed to the dent copy of the treaty also engrossed bound la Morocco and In a maroon colored Morocco case The of ratifications oc al p in The president ivas the to speak Mr said he lll issue my prod a motion at once M Cambon thanked the president for the promptness with which the ended the ceremony and after brief felicitations the ambassador and other officials withdrew Secretary liny took with him the Spanish copy of the treaty and it in the ar chives of the state department M I u ml on cabled the Spanish govern ment of the final restoration of peace and made known that the American copy of the treaty would be forwarded through foreign The effect oE the action taken today is to completely renew fne peaceful relations trade diplomatic consular In all other ways be tween this country and Spain Follow in K appointment of a United States minister to Madrid ami a Spanish min ister to Washington it is expected that consuls will be sent to Barcelona and the other large in Spain where our consular were SUE by the war At the Spanish consuls will be appointed through this country For a lime the trade and navigation between the two eon u tries will proceed without treaty protection an the war put an end to the commercial treaty but a treaty of trade navigation and commerce suita ble to new conditions and the nee rib of boil countries and also an tion treaty vill bo soon After the ceremony connected with the exchange of the ratification of the peace treaty President McKinley issu ed the following proclamation Whereas A treaty of peace between the United Slates America anil her ma the queen regent of Spain in the name of her august son Don Al fonso was concluded and signed by respective plenipotentiaries at Paris on the tenth day of December the original of which is in the language is word for word as f olio iv s the full text of the treaty is Ami Whereas The convention Icen duly ratified on both parts and the ratifications of the two govern ments were exchanged in the city of Washington on the eleventh day of April one thousand eight hundred and ninetynine Now therefore be H known that I William McKinley president of the States of America have caused the said convention to be made to tho end that the same and every ar ticle and clause thereof may be ob served ami fulfilled with good faith by the United States and citizens thereof In witness whereof I have hereunto ct my hand and caused the seal of the United Stales lo lie affixed Done at the cily of this eleventh day of April in the year of onr Lord onn thousand eight hun ami ninetynine ami of the inde of the States the one hundred and William McKinley Ky the President John Hay Stc of State Cabinet Spanish Washington April The principal of at todays cabinet meeting was an elaborate plan of credit extensions in Cuba which has been presented by General Brooke Ills cabinet council The plan proposed however docs not meet with the ap of the attorney general or the president hut just what will he done In the matter has not been decided The subject of the method of paying the due to Spain under the treaty was ateo discussed arid It was decided lo pay amount by a draft on Xew York lo be delivered to whoever the Spanish government authorizes to re it f the milling company for tS and real estate in West Superior and at the and fn the state of Mr Me Kin who was formerly slate railroad commissioner is heavily in London April important en hrni ai has just a for heavy mft in the United the Brit ish makers being unable to promise quick delivery Warrant Washington April state finds itself unable to a warrant for surrender to the Mexican authorities of Santiago the embezzling employe of the Mexican bank now held under arrest in Kansas City Although the extra treaty between the United States atul Mexico has Ucen ratified by the Mexican congress hits not yet taken similar action U is Improb able hat Morphy can be longer held under arrest b the Kansas Cit
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