Des Moines Leader, April 13, 1899

Des Moines Leader

April 13, 1899

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Des Moines Leader, The (Newspaper) - April 13, 1899, Des Moines, Iowa THE ESTABLISHED 1848 THKDKS M01XKB WEEKLY LEADER THURSDAY AIKIL TAKE f OWN OFSANTA CRUZ AMERICANS ANOTHER DE CISIVE VICTORY BU Wounded While tlie Ill Lois nx Killed fought With tireMt Valor Manila General this morning captured town of Santa Cruu uftcv ono ot the Sharpest engagements of the war The American loss was six wounded Gen Ltwton reported the insurgent loss to Washington as sixtyeight but a Burgeon who traversed the field reports counting eighty bodiesGen eral Jjuvton drove the rebels who were commanded by a Chinaman named PaoWah Into the mountains The American forces consisted1 of plekcd troopBaml they behaved magnificently There were many Instances of remark able valor and presence of mind Santa CruzJs 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 whfch comes almost up to Manila It tof The two towns are fortyeight miles apart Santa Crux fs an opening wedge for the country beyondFrom it lead nigh ways in all directions to Manila hy going around the shores of Tiay Lflgoon and to the important point of Biitatigas and the wellad vanced province of Tayahas 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 tmme sharp fighting forming one of the most Inter esting and important battles ot the war Plans of the Americancommanders 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 ciiy while the guhbuuis Laguna de Hay Napid an arid Ocste under the command of Captain Grant of the Utah battery shelled the city and outlying trenches General Lavtons troops con sisted of 200 picked sharpshooters chosen from Hie various regiments Hnnthornes 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 Fralnoe battalion of the North Dakota infantry under General King General Lawion and his accom JVintetl the troops sometimes leading charges in Indian fightingtactics eventually resulted tn the com pete rout of the rebels with the small est amount ofdamage to tlic city and slight loss to theAmericans The expedition started from San Pedro Africali fit dusk on Saturday in tending lo capture Santa Cruz by as sault at daybreak But in navigating theshallow tortuous Paste river per haps throughthe cunning of the native pilots who vrorcnm 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 Ocsie n mile ajheatl nnd the Laguna de Bay guard ing the rear Knlifil Signal F Tlcbcl signal Ores however Avern lighted on the mountain tops giving alarm of the approach of the troops It was noon before the Voile church toivcrs of the city appeared in the shadow of the great volcanic mountain nn marshyplain dotted with occa sional groves A casco with a force of picked Flmrpsh enters under Major borgei1 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 wnter 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 luimmiiUcd were Tent ashore on n dangerous marshy point directly south of the city under fire from the enemys trenches Fireil Meanwhile in the town itself there was utter silence and a sign of life General Jnwtcn desiring to make an inspection and to give the inhabitants an opportunity to surrender went cui board the Laguna de Kay and accom panied 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 whiteclad soldiers the two boats withdrew receiving volleys from the trenches thrown up on the marshy plain iortli of the city The flotilla anchored in compact formation for 1he 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 6f the city stretch two miles in land and with its left swooping the shore It moved north while the Fourth calvarymnn on the point advanced 1owan the cily pouring volleys upon the trenches Simultaneously the sun lioats 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 oldlime frontier fashion from behind trees crawling through bushes or rushing across the open The trenches that were not clsar 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 cupancy but did not succeed in clearing them entirely General Lawton ivith 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 fonvatd in sin gle file in the face or a sailing fire df molisbing tho barricade with their bands and drove UKcnemv from the trenchep killing a dozen Hot Time I he Tw The Filipino olriiers in thp town Ff crotcfl in various buldintfs anrJ firing froni the windows the invaders interesting hourThere was a reg ular nest of ihem In the slrm Jail which is edged in by a wall This was h veritable pepper pot The Ameri or in entered the lies and luany ivarriors were ta iti oners 50 CEXTS PER YEAR ARTHURS MEN KILLED A considerable body of Filipinos northward crossing the openiiturehj Tfiy 3 L TACK ON AMERICAN LINE BE the woods ulaylng dozens OMWEEN MANILA AND MALOLOS Major Weisenberger deployed t1 along the shore anil hj52r crept steadily forward aiding the G Autrln AHolherSU Killed at Iolut aul the enemy In the woods drt ing them toward the mountains Ueiwral Uiwtoii established heaa quurtcrs at the elegant palace of the governor and a guard was Immediately placed In the ehureh as the Baeved edi fices are the first objective of lool ciu Wilhln an hour the town was pa trolled and all looting rigidly pre vented Almostall the Inhabitants had lied two preceding nights and only a few Chinese shopkeepers have emerged from Hiding and resumed bus iness Illlpiuu JIKS Hraiy On the marshes noiHh of lown were found forty dead Filipinos some ter ribly torn by shells and many others wounded to whom Ihe Americans of fered their canteens as though they were comrades A surgeon who trav ersed Hie field counted eighty killed anu fjeneral Lawioii will report at least sixtyeight One Filipino atlempllng lo make his escape slashed viciously at Major Wles cnberger who shot and killed him Yesterday the insurgentscaptured two mtu of the Fourteenth infantry while unaimcd but Ihe Americans stole the guns of Iheir captors club beil them hid in Ihe 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 foriiard the Americans having de stroyed niilcs of telegraph lines cut ting off insurgent communication east and west AX UXCKXSOKKtt imiATCll Manila April 7 via Hong Kong April hundreds of Filipinos are daily returning to their homes and arc desirous of resuming peaceful pursulis and though the proclamation issued by the Unilejl 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 rceently We will see t hundred thousand sp ellers in the Philippines before the Americans control the Isfcirids and a majority of the army are of this opin ion It is generally cnnsideitd that great reinforcements ave necessary there not being a sufficient number in the archi1 pelago to make the conquest of Luzon and hold the portsoccupied and il IB thought that It would be cheaper in the long run and have a better effect upon ihe natives to establish American su prenutcy effectually and auiekly than to temporize with a score of rebellions All the stories told by prisoners and friendly natives agree that a majorits of theinsurgents would be glad to quit but that there are enough professional revolutionists to infest the country with bands of hundreds of men and to demoraHKe business for years to comeH Some high Americans believe that the government would wisely expend money in buying off Aguinaldo and his clique of inlUientifll Filipinos The foreigners in Manila think the Americans are too optimisticas to the effect of the proclamation They say that the weakness ofthe proclamation lies in the fact that 1he haVe so long dealt with the Spaniards that they are iniable 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 consanlljheard While braver work inan they are doing is impossible lo find they consider that there is small glory in guerilla warfare the dfingeis and hardships of which cnnnot 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 lieved by the regulars The Spanish system of defending Ma llilil 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 neFE among the defenders Lieutenant Rleuncnberg 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 GOE8nM OF GOil TO S4IL Capt K I Ieary Will KnJe Vnele 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 Ladroncs will sail within the nexl ten days by way of Besides Ibe governor genera and his ollicial 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 conecrls 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 Lcarys residence and a building known as the Quadrangle will house the garrison of marines Governor Ieary will rule over 10000 Inhabitants of itiam which is prac tically the only inhabited island of the Iadrones Of these 2000 are foreign and Ihe other arc native an IUIR of Spanish and Malay blood The Yosemife 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 tablishment as governorIt Is de sired to make an impression on the peo ple of Guam of the wealth and strength of Ihe nation under whose flag thev arc lo live Captain Leary takes wHhhlm on the Yosemite a pretty little steam launch The Yosemile is loaded with tiuantiltes of stores In her hold Is a cisiilllng plant which will Insure ptire water to the American garrisonon the Island Light summer furnlliire for the palace and quadrangle Is also in her cargo Knilrnml Clrrtlnm Pillsburg April annual mecUnff of the filtsbiirs Cincinnati Chicago S St Louis IJatlnay company WAS held here totlay The following directors whose terms have expired were reelected Frank Thomson John I Grervn Charles K 1ugh and X p shorlridgc Their new terms will expire in Aplil IMS President Thomsons reporl total earnings of and total expenses leaving net oper ating resulls a decrease of JliHuSJW as compared last year Mr lioUnrl Kctler Washington April IIIt was stated at the vice presidents residence this evening that Mr Hobarl had shown Improvement today silting up for awhile and appearing very cheerful K4 Manila April midnight thn rebels cut Ihe telegraph lines at several places between here ami Malolos sig nal fires were lighted ana rockets sent tip along the foothills to the rlshl of the railroad Later Ihe enemy at tacked Ihe outposts of the Minnesota regiment between liiRaa and Hocavu five miles south of Malolos killing lwi men and wounding fourteen Simul lanoously tlie outposts of Ihe Oregon regiment al Marilao he next station on the way to Manila was attacked with the result that Ihtee Americans were killed and two wounded Die loss j of ihe enemy ivns ien killed six wound ed and two prisoners The troops were concentrated alonsr Ihe road us thickly as possible and the rebels were driven buck to the foothills The road was damaged bul was repaired Immediate ly and liafllc was resumed through to MalolOK p is supposed that many ot the rebels who attacked General MaeArthurs line of communication and who were repulsed by the troops com manded by General Whealon were na of Tiitln In Hie middle coast comniujiltale wllli Manila by means of sail and steam boats facilitate the exportation inces jlch producls J Santa Cm the capital of Ihe pnn Inoi1 has population of 13141 and Is coUbrnieii for Us High roafjn lead lo BnlaiiRas Cavlte Manila and llw Ircvlnce of Tayiibas The city bus line buildings for a Philippine clly During the Spanish regime the alcalde the chief cotnnianiter of lie Kfmlarmcrie and a numberor public functionaries had jhelr residences there Among the other clles of prominence In the province whlch iinor lawton will have to capture nrc the following AlaminoH population 1000 situated seventeen mllvs from Hanta Cruz Blnau population fiitnnted about fortyone miles from Sunlit Cruz IA nuyao populatloirSSM situated about Ihlrtyfour milfs from Santa Crun Calambu population II47C situated about Iwenyseveil from Cruz Cavinti prpulallon 5000 Flluatcd nine miles from Kanla Cim llllo pop lljiltion 5000 slluafiil tbirteci Ipliim I207C situated nine milts from Saiila Cruz Pngtaijnn population 6000 situated four miles from Santu truz 1llii popululion situated six miles from Santa ruz Kan Ialjlo population lOIWT siinated ten miles from Cruz Santa pupllaion 9434 sll iisucd Uycmynine miles from Simla and Klnllnun population 5GI9 sll MOB AFTER A MURDERER ANXIOUS TO KILL TRAMP WHO MURDERED MRS HUrSLER irmern Wire Near Amlh CJiailMtou I Shol DIVII ltl tlie Irfwncv nt Krr rlilMruiMunlrmh Ob 1 llnllwrj Eoiilh Cliarlostou O Afirll II A tjjlcicil the homo of Mrs lUllHLlcL on i funn thriinilus of Ills plaiC loelny ami Kliol licr four lines In lie jirvgoncc of Her ehlMrcu Uts juirjjoKe UIK roljljpcy Tlio inaj was cfiptmvil at JedorsotivUlc and hur ried lo Hie London jail to escape lynch IllK nl he hiimls of nclghlxirs of the murdered woman The iormnn the omraKftr nruJ niuirfcrcr of Mrs liulslei llils nfcrnoon Marshall Allen Jcfforsnnvillo hail a nerain it I aulhorliy Inrge lnlvpi reported here on very iluit tlio inaiihiil ami hs deputies started wllli ibe dcsporadi in the illrecllol of London O but afterwards turned in their course and in closed carriages rushed as fast is possible lo Washington court hnuic so ns lo lodjifl file prisoiicr in Jail Ijcfore the arrival of inobi from Smith lhatlca When neral driven the the u 11Ival of molji from Snmli Charles tiluiiK Hie rout insurscnts out of this province the in1 tli I has been announced o aulhoHllw here that a mob of ITS THE WAR DRUM THROBS NO LONGER left at Ihe studio of Mix C K More i box of bonbons with a card of a nomlnent society woman attached Mrs Mercy ate freely of ihe candy as did several of lier lady friends lnlci Ihe lady whose card was attached to ho box called anil Mrs Morey thanked licr hut ihe lady said she did not send them Mis Morey am the other wo who iilc Ihe candy were snon lakcn slok ami jiiinvni ly escapsd dcalh The casu is tihrouded In mystery Hn T n Drldgcporl onn Apr 1M Dr Nancy A ullfonl who has li an trial on acharge of murder the second degree nnd whose trial s postponed on account of the illness of Jurat Gregory today ptemletl KUllty lo manslatigliter Judge Wheeler sen tenced Mrs Gullford to pay 1 line and to ten years linnrisoltment wno entered the region In thr of friendliness They had seemI Sur8cnt arm 111 bo EO complelclsvcut ingly secreted arms in several places and flrcd on the Americans from the tnisnes at so close a range thai they could lie heard talking One ot the ttlininos yelled in English IVewlll Rive you damned Americans enough of this litfore ve are through The rebels ulcrmlned the railroad a MarlFau and unspikcd the rails in an effort to wreck a train ivhile 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 EmljoalsNapiclan nnd Lacuna de Hay have succeeded In en tering the Sanln Cruz river and have captured a small unarmed Spanish Eunboal and ihree launches which they discovered there The military gunboat has brought thirtytwo rebel wnunileil 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 VIGTOIIT WAS COMIIKTK tttneralOtUOfficial Krpnrt im Batdr April following has been received from General Otis Lawtons suecoss at Kama Cruz was more complete than ivoorted yesterday Tlic enemy left ninetythroe uniformed dead on the fieM and a num ber of seriously wounded Ho captured he city without Ihe destruction of property His Is ten wounded all slight except two one of whom lias Finco diorl Lieutenant Kilinj the orly ofticer wounded was wounded sljghlly In the hand The enemy retired east nvtrd fVneral Iawton is In pursuit The insursents attacked Mac in two thai there Kill hardly be a pos sibility of the remnants ever crtccting a junction again The especliilionis that when rebeJi in the southern hrlf of ihe island find themselves com pletely shut off from AgulnalcKfs forces they will come in and surrender are not nearly so formidable as They the forces of AguinaMo which General SIccArthmhas niuicd In the noVlli iincl there is a strong probability that they can lie dealt ivilii in a as lo insure the iinclllrntlon ot the souihern half ot the island AliiiiialiTS Madrid April Kilvela received news from the Philippines tluiljhe Sjianisb prisoners the left Houlh Charleston this evening liurstiU of the prisoner Frankfurt Ky April At Blinvtlle this county a jiossi of angry citivens is pursuing Mortotr Sjiiccr ciiarged with yiolent assault on Mrs Uichard llos leick wife of a prominent farmer Suhtr left lonlRht with i war rriuiiiiil will lead OILscaich for Mrs Hosleicks alleged assailant ix CASK Tell of l s Action lirn ArreM Oanion O April Today the trial of Mrs iieorge was largely devoted to tile evidence of policemen who worked on the mtirder caye ihey the riljed her nt were not permitted hr refusal lo answer artbeing well treated but thatdifli1 de cnltiesin tlic way of tlieir liberation still exist ABuinaUIn ihcsc advices sllry ns u Fay wishes to retain the prisoners until j Questions asked by the ollicer and th ine war with tde Americans is linllicJ proswutiiijr iljorncy The defense oli In nirtcr to obtain larger concessions for heir rclehse Henor Kilvela coiKltlTS it Important that Agulnaldo has proclaimed Ihe use of tlie Spanish language throughout tho aichipclago for the Ihllipplllrsi KenYirk April The Kev fay aundricli nl Mndlun X J has been unpointed the first agent of Ihe Anvi ican lliblc Hwlsty fur theIhlllpnlnc islands He Is a graduate of Ihe Mount tmon In Ohio nnd has had IL east Olilo ionrerrmn the upper Iowa conference He will fnrrtlnK leavein about six months for Manila jeclcd to ibis on llnKionnds lhat it was nn nUcmpl lo establish a confes sion by silence Thecourt sustained the defense in the posilion lakcn bul a argmncnl and the citation of authorities the handing down of the opinion Phrevidence by Police Oflicers Pkre MrCloiiil nnd Rnnan XCpt as to niovomrntK In the vacant lots anil Mrcels in Hitvicinity of the trasrdy ivhere tlipy scparatcil was sulistrinUal ly Ihe samr They said Mr Jrrnge on hrlnp lakfn to was scarchfrt hy a niininn drtclor Thrtbmnb ami T IMT THK Will lo Ihf lacirii April f he I hand wrr colorcil anil on II Ihoy pro noiinrcd the liscolojiUon lu to hunil Thry also IcsliPrd to nml e her skirt I to linilinR simiKir bnrrs and notdks in lhvarnnt Inis near tbe since J Althonse home In the crost exaimna President McKlnky aiuiounrcd his InI lion thcy suld Iliepe burrs and needles Arthurs line of railway communtcaj rtglon this summer inI accepting thf tion tcntion of visiting Yclowstonc park wclv rather rommnn alons and In the vacant loir about the imt of Ihe last night in considerable force I invitation of Senator Carter to exienrl iraycily Onrn thinfliriTK faM IJiit but were rcpulreil v ilh a heavy loss his lour lo Montana invitations from all limy w icmore numerous on she riRhl are three i Parts of he west have been flowingsldn nf the than on the into ihe while It can now he jalso paid In nxiving Ii staled as a lie slated as a practUMlly assured thing I niiarlers ho had walked on the ripbl that prcsWcnUwii conllniK his lri sldi of her and had lieIt her arm He from Montana Xo the Tacinc coast visj admitted that bis clmhins hid gstlifrc1 fisrreral killed and twenty wounded The attack of the insurgents upon the railway northof Manila indicates to thr war department bniclals that while General Mac thnr was pushing north I itlng both Oreson 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 lakn them off before making the ar railway and have been vatehing an opone of Ihe souihern lollies in order that mil The next oniccr on Ihe stand aid porzuntiy to catrh the road nt sonr may have an oppntunlty of seeing he had noticed Iho burrs on the back the great southwel ounlry nnd tnetl of Mrs ieorsos jusl after tbty point and thus cut off the main body of the army lo the northward The re pllo cr Ihp native lhat they haverot sufTiclent force to accomplish their purpose Oi aecaunt of Ifir character nl the cnunlry the advance of itneral Law tons forcf must have been attended with great difficulty Owing to the swatnps in the province It be comes a fever district during the rainy season The prinrlpil monnlain peaks ing its people Senator farter cslll at lie whit house today accompsnicd by Maji Anderson editor of im fm 01 inr aam ti started for the police station eiv iliffered a little I of None of ihr Th oni the decree night of the murder said the nigbt was dark t 1 iifirn HHF K of Hozeman Mont They spoke lo thr or fogay as suggested bv the dcfons president about his projected irlp to j The police testimony had not been rnn park and th went and Atrhicltd when adjournment was reached sired to find out wlifn he will slart nn tintrip The salil thai if he not prevented leave Washington v lie would like lo ine In Inly i RKSKM ntKH TH K 1 HAMS Vovime ar Hanajao about probably nhoul the Iuli The president fiWp feet high and Maqullln ahoul linatin Wiman hy Hlcliwuynliij Chicago April highwaymen es formed n daring robbery at Ihe Lake Shore depot In iiaml Crossing lam Tlic two robbers boarilfd n Lake Stnno Irnin abclncled a passenger who tvits standing on lhi rear iatrorm nl passenger oacb bound and him despite his siniBgles and ihcn drliKKCd him Into an emply freight car where they lefl him nfici taking every thing of value he had In bis possession The victim of Ibe robbery Harry Kelcham who lives In la Porte Iini 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 ihe ropes wllli which be had been tied The rubbers secured from lilm 0 In a money u gold IVRKII valued ut and lure a gold ring from his linger Tinmi Fcalhcreil HIII onc fliillicothe O April Klniicman of Ueprlleld township has disappeared aflcr hnvinj been larreil and feathered by twelve masked men suppotTd lo he neighbors who objected to lits relations wilh a woman of thai locality FOUR WORKINGIBN ARE KILLED Temporary Snpeiitnu lure of thr Willis Avenue IliiclB Uiei111 Harlem Hirer Tell New York April lempnrar 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 moreoilier workmen also received in juries of a more or less serious nature The dead are UEATTIAMIBWI8 DKIANBY WILLIAM 65 years old DELAXKV WALTER son of the above old OHAUV 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 Ilimsy 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 mruclure went down with crasht The heavily laden crane ran rapidly forward for u short distanci and toppled into the river As it went down tiie upright crashed into the thir ty workmen Many of Ihe men were carried down lir the wreck the majority either fall ins into Ihe 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 Huute 1 fills I FOIITYNINTII AMKKICA Xeirfl nf tlie nf Ilic Itivn I ttcielvcd HI VTMKlliiiulon Washington Anil war partmentha been informed of the ar rival of part of the Fortyninth lown at Tulaskl de JVes CJuli ItaHiinnro April Tho Interim tional Tyasuo of 1ross clubs hepai Us ninth annual ronvenimn ttj fjiy loday Alioiit 150 tklcsites reprctient itig slxly mess clirhs in parts of Ihe llnJtcrl Stales anafJt nrc in attendnnrv C nf Oil Cits Derrick culled the delegates to nrdor Coluiic1 Jnlm M Barter Jr president of the ImirnaUsts tlulj Mayor Mslster itinl pxMayoi Latrrilift nvid c ivclctnnc a tl drosses K A IlnbinKon ftf the of FrtendK of ffiod a reKfjlulujj in whicJi Uir Jon site was asked to doclnre In favor of ihe movement for the wirify f the press Tho resolution was promptly adopted Mrs Holvn Lockwood of tlio Womens Nntjonal ICCKH rtKEociftiion Mrs OH via Rriggs of the Hrsi news woman in the United Stiitcs nnd Clinton of the C T also suldixFsod the cnnven tion Tonlfrln fitul vlsftors are being entertained by ihe Journal ists Huh at a theatre party at Kleetrle park Ilaliery Trust romicd York April Klectrlc llattory company of Philadel phia and tlic Htcctrtvnl Vehicle com pany York completed in this rity today their pjans for eJectnc vc and transportation companies to rovrv I lie mitldtr northern ami western states Thcro wilt be about six if these cumiianlos Toimd The Jiin one to so Into opnifilUii will as the JILirmis Klecuic and Tranpporl ntion company with a capHal stock of aljritif SXWftWi Tlie western com panion rill he on the pams basis as Ihe VouVoik Klociric Vehicle jtiirl coinpanj in upera tiun here now The WidnnorKlkin syndicate is in control and lias already financed the projected com lianlcs svjidicale alsrn con trols the New York and Philadolphta concern Levy Mayor of Chicago was appointed western counsel of tlio com panies thicago will be nnide the prin cipal corttcr anl manufacturing head artcrs of the western campantcs txtlurn at la In WIF April Folio wins closely on the hccls nf the destrucUoii bjfire of the flour mil of the Alma Milling company at Alma IX 1 MrKin zio am 1 P Hunner principal fry nnrl consequent failure nf the com pany comes the news that the private hanking house of U P Tlnnner and Me has closed its doors on the sug gestion of theslate bank examiner The hank depoitovs JijflfrJi and in chov for tliis iliere a very Final bal ance of cash on hand tmUuling a note Washington April The condition war whkh has existed between th nltcU Slntcx and Spain elnee April ltt 1S9S icirninatud today when tho last ovinalitlps of the restoration ot peace wrc icifonncfl by the exchange of of thfc peace treaty Co nolJeiit uith Hits Freedom his proclamation rteeJailn tint llio war wfte at an end jind Uiu ap fclnlmcnt of Bellamy Storor fic as Unltel States miiils to pain principal cfremony of the day occurred n the veceptiin iini at i he white houKa iviicn he ex ol ititat I n tojk placo at i oticik In of the his toric charaoiei ot itie event many iHnibors of the cabinet and officials iiTjminetu In the administration guh al Iho white house fchurtiy before 3 oclock the French mhaKKador M Camhoii arrived in company vvlilj Thlpljaui Hie first secretary of ihe embassy the lattir hearing the Spanish copy of Iho peace treaty cordially s reeled Ihe ami after a f WLII vrshes ihe formal ceremony TJif president stood back of the large prctrented to the frovcrnmeni y Queen Viviorla white Secretary Hay and Ambassador Cambon occupied at the ArounJ this cen 1 Hroup were ranged thn cabfriet Lillcers 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 etvnlnj the days ceienmny signed and other fovinahties concluded These prjlimltictrics took some time so that it vas nearly before the actual ex Tin 1iotool SlRiu The sisniJijof the protocol oC ex thansc occiiircd nt 32S in Amhassa dor Cambon for Spain and Sec retary Hay for the1 United Staler Thrt prototol was in Front h taneJlv ietitod the cTrcuinstances IcaOing up to the cxihange This cleared the way for tilt cxohaiige ilsolf The president took from thr desk tlie American copy ho crcaty hatidsomely enstpsscrt bound In djrk blue Morocco and eji cascti in a Morocco portfolio and handed it to M Camfoon At the same tiijf M handed to the presi dent ihe Kpaiiisli copy of the treaty also engrossed bound la Morocco and encastd In a maroon colored Morocco case The cxchdiijgc of ratifications oc tvired al it35 p in The president ivas the to speak Mr Ambassarior said he lll issue my prod a motion at once M Cambon thanked the president for the promptness with which the proefyr niaiion followetl ThJw ended the forrnat ceremony and after brief felicitations the ambassador and other officials withdrew Secretary liny took with him the Spanish copy of the treaty eeivtd totlay and Aeiwsilcd 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 UKFrench foreign office1 The effect oE the action taken today is to completely renew fne peaceful relations trade ofttcEiil diplomatic consular flnd In all other ways be tween this country and Spain Follow in K ihe 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 jdares in Spain where our consular represontfiiions were SUE penled by the war At the sametime 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 Ihe new conditions and the nee rib of boil countries and also an extradi tion treaty vill bo ncfiotiatcl soon Prftstilrtit Proclmtintiim 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 jestj the queen regent of Spain in the name of her august son Don Al fonso X1H was concluded and signed by tlieir respective plenipotentiaries at Paris on the tenth day of December the original of which is in the Spnnih language is word for word as f olio iv s Olere the full text of the treaty is Ami Whereas The saiil convention ha1 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 putilic 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 tlio 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 rlred ami ninetynine ami of the inde pendence of the iTnitcd States the one hundred and twentythird William McKinley Ky the President John Hay Stc rclary 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 provnl 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 SSOOOOXW due to Spain under the treaty was ateo discussed arid It was decided lo pay ihe amount by a draft on Xew York lo be delivered to whoever the Spanish government authorizes to re ceive it f the milling company for tS and real estate in West Superior and at the fioo and fn the state of Mr Me Kin who was formerly slate railroad commissioner volved is heavily in Amtrlrnn MnrMnrry Onloml London April important en ginccMug hrni ai Klieflfoln has just plaircl a for heavy mft chlnery in the United Scatcx the Brit ish makers being unable to promise Eufnclcully quick delivery CunnM Warrant Washington April state partmsnt finds itself unable to issu5 a warrant for surrender to the Mexican authorities of Santiago Morphr the embezzling employe of the Mexican Naiional bank now held under arrest in Kansas City Although the extra OlUon treaty between the United States atul Mexico has Ucen ratified by otir 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 ;