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Declare the Partition of Samoa Is
LONDON, Jan. 12. Malietoa Tanus, In
a letter to the London Times, published
tcCcy, Inclosing copies of the protests he
addressed to the United States. Great
Britain and Germany against the Samoan
treaties, characterizes the partition of j
jruTnoa as a gross violation or tne treaties -j
and a crime against the law of nations j
on v equal to the dismemberment of Po
land, Denmark and France. He thinks
that if it is for the great powers to pro
mote nars and annexations to distract
the minds of the peoples, then The Hague
conference was the greatest farce of the
The writer also asserts that the civiliza
tion introduced by the great powers In
their annexations in the South seas, Af
rica and elsewhere, is inferior to the
primitive state of the countries stolen,
leading to war through breach of faith
on the part of the government officials
ard to the decimating of the peoples by
contagious diseases and spirituous liquors.
"The missionaries who graced our coun
try with their holy and unholy presences i
Introduced the same religious differences
-and hatreds against each other as per
tained at the hour in civilized states. The
missionaries live in palatial concrete
houses, with all the luxuries their coun
tries can afford, and charge us for Bibles
and prayer-books -which we understand
are sent as free offerings."
Malietoa Tanus further charges the mis
sionaries with extracting all the money
possible from, them, in return for which !
f'wHw '" '"' " ""iWj
they only received a Bible, a prayer-book,
or a "Pilgrim's Progress." He Instances
the Wesleyan missionaries with collecting
27,000 at a single meeting at Tonga, add
ing "The missionaries aroused a great spirit
of emulation, telling the natives that the
largest givers would be the most accept
able in the sight of God, thus reversing
the spirit of the 'widow's mite.' "
The Samoan chief concludes: "These be
thy Gods. O Israel!"
Will -Sell Globe Bank Collateral.
BOSTON, Jan. 12. At a meeting of the
Boston Clearing-House Association today
it was voted to sell the collateral held as
security for the 53.500,000 in clearing-house
certificates issued to the Globe National
bank before its collapse.
Spotted Tall Dead.
PARIS. Jan. 12. Spotted Tail, the well-
knon Sioux Mef, whe has been hero
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133 SIXTH STREET
REVOLUTION IN FRANCE.
Count de la Chasney Predicts the
Coming: of a Monarchy.
CHICAGO, Jan. 12. Count de la Chas
ney, who was married in Colorado Springs
two days ago, and who passed through
Chicago last night on his way to Pans,
believes eventually France will have a
monarchlal form of government.
"Nothing tvIH be done in a political way
to- reorganize the present government." he
said, "until after the Paris exposition.
That is practically a matter of agree
ment among the high statesmen. But
France Is near a change. The Fashoda
Incident and the Dreyfus affair added
much to tho general discontent among the
masses. At the proper time the man to
lead the royalist party will be found. It
Is not unlikely that Prince Louis Napo
leon, now a colonel In the Russian army,
will be the one chosen."
Plague Cases at Honolulu.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 12. The state de
partment has been Informed by Mr. Hey.
wood. United States agent at Honolulu,
under date of Janucvy 1, that eight deaths
have occurred from the bubonic plague
at Honolulu since the last telegraphic
report, December 26 last, which announced
three deaths from the cause of the plague.
Dr. Heywood also states that the entire
city of Honolulu is quarantined.
Venezuela Finances Improve.
CARACAS, Venezuela. Jan. 12 (via Hay
tlen cable). The financial crisis is ended.
The difficulty between the government
and the bank has been amicably settled,
and public confidence is restored.
India "Will Buy Silver.
LONDON, Jan. 12. Renewed buying of
silver by the Indian government, the Stat
ist says, cannot be much longer delayed in
consequence of rupee coinage require
ments, and this will lead doubtless to a
marked improvement in the price of silver.
Automobiles In New York.
NEW YORK, Jan. 12. A recently or
ganized company will put into public ser
vice in the streets of this city next week
200 automobile carriages and 100 automo
bile omnibuses. The charge for cabs will
be 25 cents a mile and 7a cents an hour.
W. W. OgHvIe Dead.
MONTREAL, Jan. 12. W. W. Ogihie,
the mpionairc miller of Canada, fell dead
on the street oday after attending a
meeting of the directors of the Bank of
Buller Is Getting Around Their
IS NEARER THE BELEAGUERED TOWN
Important Operations In Progress in
Natal General White's Situation
LONDON, Jan. 13, 4 A. M. General Bul
ler's 28 words, announcing his forward
movement Thursday, is interpreted as
meaning that he has passed around the
western end of the Boer lines at Colenso
and is now several miles behind them and
within 14 miles of General White's out
posts at Ladysmith.
The Boer forces a few days ago had
forces with guns at Springfield, where
General Buller dates his dispatch. These
commandoes have been obviously dis
lodged, either by fighting or by maneu
vering, the Boers retiring across the Tu
gola as General Buller advances.
From General Buller's dispatch, coupled
with the fact that unofficial intelligence
from the seat of war has virtually ceased
since Monday, the deduction is drawn
that important operations are in prog
ress, as he cannot move far without going
against the Boer entrenchments.
The death list from enteric fever and
dysentery at Ladysmith, averaging from
S to 10 daily. Is considered more serious
than the 420 casualties of Saturday's
fight, as they indicate the frightfully un
sanitary condition of the beleaguered
town. A letter from Ladysmith. dated
December 7, says that even then 90 out of
540 men in the battalion of which tho
writer Is a member were sick with dysen
tery or enteric fever, and, according to
a dispatch to the Daily Chronicle, dated
January 8, the patients and attendants
In TombI camp, where the .hospital is,
then numbered 2800.
Remarkable scenes of patriotism were
witnessed in London last evening after a
'short service held for the volunteers In
St. Paul's cathedral. The vast audience
was slow to disperse. Ladies stood up on
their chairs beckoning and calling to
brothers, sons and friends in the ranks,
the latter signaling back." A scene of
great animation ensued. Tho organist
introduced a few bars of the national
anthem in concluding the voluntary. The
effect of this was magical. First the vol
unteers and then the congregation took
up the strains, and the vast cathedral
was filled with enthusiastic song. The
demonstrations were renewed by Immense
crowds outside. St Paul's churchyard
and Ludgate hill were black with people,
and It was Impossible for the volunteers
to march. Individual members were
pulled out of the ranks by their friends
and admirers, who raised them on their
shoulders, and thus carried them down
Fleet street to the Temple. Those who
escaped hoisting proceeded slowly, sur
rounded by clinging women. Afterward
at the various theaters, where the men
were entertained, and yet later, on re
turning to barracks, these scenes were
renewed, and the streets were filled ..until
midnight with cheering people. "
Reginald Wynne, chief of the yeomanry
recruiting office, says he has refused nu
merous offers made by Americans for
service. Only British subjects are al
lowed to join. Consequently, he says, the
report that several American rough riders
have enlisted In the yeomanry is incor
rect. Some Britishers, however, who are
alleged to have seen service in the Ameri
can army in Cuba, have been accepted.
The Duke of Marlborough has been ac
cepted by the war office for service in
Mr. Chamberlain has received telegrams
from Ceylon showing that the legislative
council of the colony has voted to send
125 mounted men to South Africa.
An apparently well-informed corre
spondent of the Morning Post' says:
"The Boers' strength, originally 30,000,
Is now heavily augmented by Cape Colo
nists, and the enemy's fighting forces may
be estimated fairly at 100,000 men and 206
guns. The Boers are not compelled to
guard their communications. The grass
is good, tho crops are growing, vegetables,
cattle and sheep are plenty, and game is
Seised a Ford Sixteen Miles Down
th'e Tugela River.
LONDON, Jan. 12. The war office this
morning received the following dispatch
from Buller, dated Springfield, January 11,
9:20 P. M.:
"I occupied the south bank of the Tu
gela river at Pottleter's drift this morn
ing, and seized the point. The river Is in
flood. The enemy is strongly entrenched
about 4";A miles to the north."
Apart from the definite news that Buller
has attempted a second time to cross the
Tugela river, the only news is the list of
casualties among the British officers In
the fight at Ladysmith, January 6, show
ing 13 killed and 27 wounded. Among the
latter was Lieutenant-Colonel William
Henry Dick-Cunyngham, commander oi
the Second battalion of the Gordon High
landers since 1897, who has since suc
cumbed to his wounds. He was immense
ly popular everywhere, and his death will
cause widespread sorrow.
The Buller movement obviously is of a
flanking character of attack, but whether
it Is" intended to push the advance home or
whether his operations are only a feint
to cover a frontal attack on the Boers at
Illangwana mountains, remains to be seen.
Springfield, whence Buller's dispatch was
sent, Is 16 miles west of Frere. The last
news from Springfield was that it was held
by the Johannesburg corps, under General
Benjamin Viljoen, and tnat the Boera had
big guns in position at Pottleter's drift,
apparently six or eight miles north of
Springfield and across the big Tugela. The
position of the drift and the point Is re
garded as of great Importance.
It Is reported here that Buller submitted
his plan of campaign to Lord Roberts
after the latter landed, and that Roberts
There Is a belief here that General Hec
tor MacDonald will succeed Methuen in
command of the British forces at Modder
The war office announces that the Brit
ish casualties at Ladysmith, January G,
among the rank and file were 135 killed and
Lady Methuen has 'ssued an absolute
contradiction of the rumors that Lord
Methuen is ill, or that ne was Injured
by falllnsr off his horse at the battle of
LORD ROBERTS' COUSIN.
Says England Is Not Fighting Boers,
but European Ofllcers.
INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 12. J. G. Thur
tle. a prominent resident of this city, an
Englishman and first cousin of Lord Rob
erts, who Is at the head of the- English
army in South Africa, formerly served in
theEnglish army, and for several years
he!d a commission under General Methuen
In South Africa. He became thoroughly
acquainted with the Boers and their coun
try during his service on tho English po
lice guard, and gives the following rea
sons for the defeat of the English:
"The English are not fighting the Boers,"
said he, "for if they were and had been,
Lord Methuen, would never have been
trapped as he was. They are fighting the
army officers of the French and Germans.
This aid Is given secretly, of course, but Is
nevertheless effectual. The Boers are not
capable cf waging such a campaign as the
one now in progress without assistance
from thos6 who understood the science of
military tactics better than they do. Their
method of fighting is that of the open
field work, and they are not shrewd in
the science of successful warfare.
"I served under Lord Methuen in South
Africa, and well remember the conditions
there at that time. Things are practically
the same there now as they were then."
Storm In" Natal.
LONDON, Jan. 13. The Daily Telegraph
has the following dispatch, dated January
9, from Frere camp:
"A heavy storm has been raging all
night, and there is every prospect that It
will continue. The roads are impassable,
and the rivers and spruits are full.
"There has been no firing at Ladysmith
or Colenso. The trenches are filled with
water. The Boers are holding Mount
Hlangwano. but they are certainly quite
isolated, as their bridge over the Tugela
must have been carried away."
BERLIN, Jan. 12. The semiofficial Nord
Deutsche Gazette says:
"The government has decided that
it would not be compatible with
strict neutrality to allow war ma
terials to be sent from Germany either
to Great Britain or to the Transvaal, and
therefore when it was reported that Herr
Krupp was making steel shells for Great
Britain, the firm was promptly required
to stop any intended dispatch of arms,
guns, ammunition or other war munitions
to either belligerents."
Earl of Ava Dead.
LONDON, Jan. 12. It is officially an
nounced that the Earl of Ava. has died
of his wounds, received in the recent at
tack on Ladysmith. The earl died with
out recovering consciousness. As the earl
never married, Lord Terence Blackwood,
of the foreign office, who married Miss
Florence Davis, daughter of John H.
Davis, of New York city, becomes heir
to the marquisate and the estates.
Orders to a Halifax Regiment.
HALIFAX, N. S., Jan. 12. The Leinster
regiment has received orders to embark at
once for South Africa, via England, to be
replaced in this garrison by the Sixth
Lancashire militia. The latter will come
here first. The regiment is notified to be
in readiness to sail within three weeks.
Exportation of Acids Prohibited.
LONDON, Jan. 12. The Gazette today
proclaims the prohibition of the exporta
tion from the United Kingdom and the
carrying coastwise of a variety of acids
capable of being converted into military
British Columbia Offer Accepted.
VICTORIA, B. C, Jan. 12. The Cana
dian government has accepted British Co
lumbia's offer of a company of mounted
scouts for South African service.
SHIPPING SUBSIDY BILL.
Arguments Before the Senate Com
, mlttce on Commerce.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12. The senate
committee on commerce today began
hearings on Senator Frye's bill to pro
mote the commerce and increase the for
eign trade of the United States, and to
provide auxiliary cruisers, transports and
seamen for government use when neces
sarythe measure popularly known as
the subsidy bill. Senator Frye, chairman
of the committee, presided, and made a
general statement of the efforts which
have been made during the past few
years to advance the interests of the
American merchant marine.
Ex-Senat&r G. F. Edmunds, attorney of
the committee of those Interested in the
shipping interests of the country, made
an explanation of the pending" bill. Mr.
Edmunds said one of the objects of the
measure was to place vessels of Ameri
can register upon equal footing with foreign-built
vessels in the trade with Cuba,
Puerto Rico and the Philippines. Another
object was to provide for fast vessels of
large capacity, not only that they should
be able to carry great cargoes to ports
of destination quickly, but that they
should be capable of being changed quick
ly into defenders of the country and its
Interests. This, too, as an anti-expansionist'
he irecognized as necessary for the
protection, not only of our commerce,
but also of our dominions. He would not
hesitate, he said, to put $20,000,000 or $23.
000,000 into a plan to accomplish the ends
the bill had in view.
A long discussion was precipitated by
an inquiry of Senator Martin as to why
it was provided by the bill that SO per
cent of a. ship, applying for register and
the subsidy should be owned by Ameri
cans. Mr.- Edmunds regarded the pro
vision as necessary to insure practical
American ownership and control.
Chairman Frye said it was the prin
ciple of the bill to bring under the United
States flag American-owned ships,
manned by Americans, which had been
compelled by financial considerations to
sail under a foreign flag. The vessels
under the American flag would be able
successfully to compete with foreign
ships only because of the subsidy pro
vided for in the pending bill.
PASSENGER AGENTS MEET.
Consider the O. R & N.'s Protest
Against Rebate Tickets.
CHICAGO, Jan. 12. General passenger
agents of the Western and transcontinen
tal roads were in session all day to extend
the agreement passed a few days ago by
the New England roads for the restora
tion and maintenance of transcontinental
passenger rates to all business other than
New England points. The protest of the
Oregon Railroad & Navigation Company
against rebate tickets to North Pacific
points on colonist business was also con
sidered. A subcommittee was appointed
to take the matter under consideration and
report tomorrow morning.
Great Northern "Will Go "to Colorado.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa, Jan. 12. Colonel W.
P. Clough, vice-president of the Great
Northern, has definitely admitted that
system's intention to build to Omaha ana
Denver. It is understood, however, tHai
the terminals here owned by the Sioux
City Terminal Railway & Warehouse Com
pany will fiTst be acquired, at a price of
approximately $400,000, or permanently
leased before the extension movement begins.-
Pension for Mrs. Henry.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12. A pension of
$30 a month was today granted by the com
missioner,, of pensions to the widow of Gen
eral Guy V. Henry.
Good Work. Is Being Done
South of Manila.
PROVINCE OF CAVITE CLEARED
Schwan's Column Is Pushing Further
South, Driving the Demoralized
Rebels Before It.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12. The war de
partment today received the following
cablegram from General Otis:
"Jdanila.-Continued the operations of
Bates' command south of Manila. The
Thirty-seventh and Thirty-ninth regu:ars
are at Calamba, commanded by Bullard.
January L Bullard, with two battalions of
the Thirty-ninth, attacked a force- of in
surgents in the vicinity, driving the enemy
and capturing the town of Cabayou, and
the following day, Binan. The enemy's
loss was 30 killed, a large number wound
ed, and 20 prisoners and rifles- captured.
Our casualties were three men slightly
"January 3, a body of three companies
of the Thirty-seventh captured General
Rizal, official papers and property three
miles east of Los Banos.
"January 4, Long's detachment of the
Ninth attacked the insurgents at Car
anona. Twenty-five were killed; no casual
ties. "January 9, Bullard, with portions of the
Thirty-seventh and Thirty-ninth reg ments,
attacked the enemy south of Calamba,
whom be drove beyond Santo Tomas, kill
ing 24 and capturing artillery. Our casual
ties were one private killed, Captain Baker
and Lieutenant Peltlta, of the Thirty
ninth, slightly wounded.
"January 11, Cheatham's company of the
Thirty-seventh, supported by artillery, at
tacked the insurgents two miles west of
Santo Tomas, driving them from that sec
tion; no casualties.
"Schwan's column, consisting of a squad
ron of the Fourth and one of the Eleventh
cavalry, the Thirtieth and Forty-sixth
infantry and six Nordenfelt guns, under
Captain Van Dusen, seized Binan, Silvan
and Dangnalc, scattering the enemy, who
were severely punished.
"Wheaton's column, three troops of the
Eleventh cavalry, . the Fourth, Twenty
eighth, Thirty-eighth and Forty-fifth regi
ments and Astor and Kenly's batteries,
have driven the enemy from all the Im
portant points north of Sllan, and have
had heavy fighting, capturing consider
able public property and Inflicting a
heavy loss upon and scattering the enemy.
"Schwan's column is now moving in
Northern Batangas In a southerly direc
tion. "All Cavlte province has been occupied
by Wheaton's command, with heavy loss
to the enemy during the week In men,
ordnance and other property. All opera
tions were very successful."
THE PHILDPPINE REPORT.
Will Do Submitted to the President
the Last of the Month.
NEW YORK, Jan. 12. A special to the
JClmesfrom Washington- says;
Aifouf 'the last of January the Philippine
commission will submit its full report to
the president. President Schurman was at
tho White House Thursday to announce
that progress was being made, and that
before February the work of the commis
sion will be completed. The report made
In September was a general one, in which
all the commissioners joined. In the full
report each commissioner will deal with a
separate subject. That of President Schur
man is on government for the Philippines.
He has considered tho matter fully and has
discussed his report with the president. It
is assumed that such practical points as he
may offer will be brought to the attention
of the appropriate committees of the sen
ate and the house.
As to the question of again sending a
commission to the Philippines, it has been
suggested in congress by both senators and
representatives that a joint commission of
members might be named for that pur
pose. It would be very popular and ako
very expensive but It is Insisted that it
.would be a better way of preparing con
gress for. legislative action than tho
plan of .making up a commission outside of
congressand expecting members of both
houses to 'read their report after It had
been made in order that they may become
informed. It is said that a special commit
tee of members well known would be moro
interesting and Impressive.
Gillmore Assigned to Duty.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12. Lieutenant
Gillmore, formerly of the Yoxktown, and
for many months a prisoner in the hands
of the Tagals. has been assigned to tem
porary duty on the Glacier.
The Lnwton Fund.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12. General Corbln
announced today that the subscriptions
to tho Lawton fund had reached the hand
some figure of $S0,101, $S000 having been
received since the last report.
THE NEW MEXICO BLIZZARD
Particulars of the Storm of Tues
day and "Wednesday.
DENVER, Jan. 12. A special to the
News from Almo Gordo, N. M., says:
Details of the blizzard which swept over
Southwestern New Mexico Tuesday and
Wednesday 'are just coming in, and they
Indicate that it was the severest storm
ever experienced In the region. A stretch
of territory 50 miles In width, with White
Oaks and Nogal for the center, seemed
to suffer the most, although the severity
of the storm was fully felt throughout the
Sacramento mountain region. The veloc
ity of the wind was terrible; all roads
and trails were obliterated, and the driv
ing snow made It impossible for travelers
to see their way In the storm. When the
storm abated, wagons which had been
abandoned were found strewn all over the
Several fatalities are reported, Including
tho driver of the White Oaks-Lincoln
stage. It Is feared that many sheepherd
ers have lost their lives. Thousands of
head of stock perished, and It Is believed
that the loss will aggregate over $500,000.
Illinois Tax Levy.
CHICAGO, Jan. 12. The Illinois su
preme court at Springfield today handed
down a decision declaring the section o
the new revenue law, which provided for
the scallns down of the tax levy, uncon
stitutional. In Chicago and Cook county
the Increase will range from 20 to 50 pei
cent. The decision has created considera
Greelc New Year's Day.
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 12. The celebra
tion of the feast of the New Year, ac
cording to the orthodox Greek church,
the ' first ever held in this city. Is in
progress today. It began last night, this
being the last day of the Russian year.
The scene of the festivities Is In the resl-
denco of Captain J. Trebeventiz, and the
guest of honor is Alexander Holovltzky,
tho Russian archbishop of the Greek
church in America, who arrived here from
Russia yesterday. All the members of the
Russian naval commission, who are here
supervising the work on the czar's war
ships at Cramps' sh-pyards, participated.
The archbishop left here for Washington
today to attend the feast given by .the
' BRYAN AND FREE WOOL.
It Is Said He Is Now in Favor of a
BOSTON, Jan. 12. The Commercial Bul
"Utah correspondents of Boston wool
houses say they have received personal as
surances from W. J. Bryan that if elected
president he will retain the protective duty
on wool, having changed his mind on free
His Friends Discredit It.
LINCOLN, Neb., Jan. 12. W. J. Bryan
was in the city a few hours this evening
on hiJa'y from Minneapolis to Colum
bia, X where he speaks tonight. His
tour includes speeches in St.- Louis, Frank
fort, Ky., Cincinnati and the Atlantic
and New England states, and will not bt
finished until February 3. Mr. Bryan letc
for the South at 6 o'clock.
Political Intimates, when asked concern
ing his reported change of opinion on thfr
question of free wool, said they could not
speak with authority, but nothing he had
said had indicated that attitude, and they
doubted the correctness of the report.
SALT LAKE, Jan. 12. Wool men here
say they have heard nothing of the re
ported change In the views of W. J. Bryan,
on the question of the wool tariff.
OMAHA, Jan. 12. The general Impres
sion here is that W. J. Bryan Is misquoted
by the Utah correspondent of the Com
mercial Bulletin on the subject of free
wooL If Mr. Bryan has changed his, views
upon the tariff, none in Omaha can bo
found who knows It.
THE SITUATION IN KENTUCKY.
Gocbel Men Say Troops Are Prepar
ing to Go to Frankfort.
FRANKFORT, Ky., Jan. 12. The Goebel
leaders late tonight cliim to have tele
graphic advices from the counties In the
eastern part of the state that military
companles In that section are being
equipped to come to Frankfort next week.
The republican leaders insist on their
claim that the contestants for state offices
must receive a majority in each branch
of the legislature instead of a majority
in the aggregate, as claimed by the demo
crats, and this is another of the questions
which may have to go to the courts. If
the republican contention is sustained, it
is admitted Goebel will be in excecdmgly
close lines In the senate, with the chances
against him in that branch for the govern
orship. The contest committee in the contest for
governor met this morning, and by a ma
jority vote overruled the objection filed by
Governor Taylor yesterday to the demo
cratic members of the committee sitting
In the case. Each member Issued a short
statement, denying the allegations in the
governor's affidavit. All democratic mem
bers present voted to overrule the objec
tion. Committeemen in Philadelphia.
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 12. Chairman
Mark Hanna and Joseph H. Manley of
Maine, H. C. Payne of Wisconsin, and
United States Senator Scott of West' Vir
ginia, who constitute the subcommittee
of the national republican committee hav
ing in charge the arrangements -lor hold
ing the national convention here In June,
arrived In this city tonight. They were
accompanied by National Committeeman
Kerens, of Missouri, and Charles Dick, of
Ohio, the secretary of the national com
mittee. The visitors tomorrow will Inspect
the auditorium of the national export ex
position In West Philadelphia, where the
convention will be held.
"Will Give Bryan a Dinner.
NEW YORK, Jan. 12. Oliver H. P. Bel
mont today Issued invitations to a dinner
he will give in honor of W. J. Bryan upon
the occasion of the Nebraska leader's
coming to this city. The dinner will take
place Monday evening, January 22. In Mr.
Belmont's home. Mr. Belmont has Invited
to meet Mr. Bryan on that occasion the
leading men in Tammany Hall and the
A MYSTERIOUS WRECK
Name of the Steamer Lost in St.
Mnry's Bay Still Unknown.
ST. JOHNS, N. F Jan. 13, 1 A. M. The
following comprise all the details regard
ing the wreck In St. Mary's bay that
could be obtained up to midnight:
The ship Is a two-masted steamer of
nearly 3000 tons, and probably carried a
crew of 60, with possibly some passen
gers. She went ashore before daybreak
Thursday, striking a ledge at the foot of
the cliff, where escape was hopeless. The
crew launched the boat3, but probably
during the panic some were crushed
against her side, others being swamped,
all the occupants apparently perishing.
The ship was seen to be on fire by resi
dents six miles away. Attracted to the
scene, they found the after-half of tho
wreck blazing fiercely, and the fore part
under water. Kerosene in the cargo
helped the blaze.
At that time only three men were left
on board. Two were on the bridge and
one was In the rigging. Those on the
bridge were safe until about 2 P. M.,
when they were washed overboard and
drowned, the bridge being carried away.
The survivor soon after left the rigging,
swam to the rocks, and twice endeavored
to get a footing. Falling in this, he mado
his way back to the rigging, where he
died of exposure during the night. f
Many dead bodies are visible tossing in
the surf. Two of them, thrown up in a
cove, cannot be reached, owing to the
heavy sea. One is thought to be that of
a woman. Boats and other wreckage are
thrown out among the rocks for miles.
Yesterday (Friday) was more stormy
than the day before, and it was impos
sible to reach the wreck, which has gone
to pieces to such an extent that It has
sunk beneath the waves. A severe gale
is raging tonight, which is likely to re
duce her to fragments. The wreck com
missioner hopes to be able to obtain her
name today (Saturday).
Residents along the shore made every
possible effort to rescue the survivor In
the rigging, but, lacking proper outfits,
they were unable to succeed. There Is
not the slightest prospect that any soul
on board escaped death, as the Intense
midwinter cold would have killed any
who escaped drowning.
A messenger who has just arrived from
Peters river reports that a trunk filled
with women's clothing has been washed
Brooklyn Department Store Assigns.
NEW YORK, Jan. 12,-pCharIes Elwers
and Laura Sternberg, proprietors of the
Grand Bazaar, a Brooklyn department
store, have madean assignment. Liabil
ities, $56,962; assets, $77,997.
NOUGH MINTS NOW
Director Roberts Wants No
OPPOSED TO ASSAY OFFICE HERE
Connecticut Protectionist on Philip
pine Question Piatt and Roose
velt Warin Springs Trouble.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 12. The director
of the mint, to whom will be referred all
bills for establishing assay offices and
mints, says he will report adversely on
all such measures that are sent to him for
recommendation. Tho director says that
he is not hostile to any particular section,
but, after examining into the question very
thoroughly, he Is convinced that there are
enough mints and assay offices to accom
modate the present business of the coun
try. The establishment of new mints and
assay offices means a complete set of em
ployes for each institution, whether the
business be light or heavy, and this ex
pense would not be warranted in any ono
locality which is not now provided for. Ho
says that if an office is to be established In
Oregon, Baker City or some place in tho
Baker gold region Is the place for Its erec
tion. He ridicules the Idea of erecting- a
mint at Tacoma, and says that the mint
at San Francisco & amply large; with a
slightly increased laboring force, at tow
salaries, to conduct all the mint business
that will come to the coast for many
Protectionist View of Philippine'.
Representative Russell, of Conneetleut. a
member of the committee on ways and
"Our outlying territory should be gov
erned under a colonial system, and the
sooner we recognize it, the better. Theso
islands should never have representation in
congress, and nothing should be done to
warrant the Inhabitants of the istand3
in claiming political equality with ug."
Mr. Russell represents the protected in
dustries of New England and other sec
tions; Connecticut tobacco cuts figure in
his views. Any attempt to legislate with
a view to bringing the new possessions
under control of the United States, with
the same tariff conditions as the States-,
will meet with just this kind of opposi
tion. Tho tobacco Interests and the sugar
interests will rise up and protest agait
equal tariff privileges for the Islands.
New Yorlc Politics Mixed.
New York politics seem to be somewhat
mixed just now. It is alleged that Tom
Piatt has fallen out with Quigg, who has
been his representative In the state, and
that Quigg is to be supplanted by some
body else. Another rumor Is to the effect
that Piatt has won his fight for the no
torious Lou Payn, whom Roosevelt has
determined to remove as Insurance com
missioner, but who still holds the oftloc,
and, according to the present arrangement.
Is to retain his place. Just where Piatt's
power over Roosevelt comes In is very
hard to see, unless It means that the
younger man has lost his grIp"-on affaird
since he became governor.
As Root has declared ho will not be a
candidate for vice-president, there is a re
vival of the rumor that Roosevelt wilt be
put in the place. There is some talk of
Henry Cabot Lodge, now senator from
Massachusetts, but It is doubtful If either
Roosevelt or Lodge would give up tho
careers before them In order to be shelved
In the vice-presidency.
Pension Board Reinstated.
Representative Tongue, upon hearing
that the board of pension examiners at
Oregon City had been suspended, took the
matter up with Commissioner Evans and
had the former order revoked and tho
members of the board are reinstated.
Alnikn lighthouse District.
The secretary of the treasury., at the
recommendation of the lighthouse board,
has asked congress to create a separate
lighthouse district, to embrace the Alaska
coast and waters.
Warm Springs Agency Trouble.
Senator Simon and Representative Moody
were today assured by the commissioner
of Indian affairs that the trouble with
the superintendent of the Warm Springs
agency would be investigated and justice
Enstern Washington Irrigation.
Congressman Jones Is preparing data
with a view to establishing Irrigation res
ervoirs in Eastern Washington, and open
ing artesian wells.
THE DAY IN THE HOUSE.
Sulzer Wanted Gage's Relations
With the Banks Investigated.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12. Catchlngs
(dem. Miss.) was sworn In as a member at
the opening session of the house today.
He has been detained at home since con
The speaker laid before the houso the
resignation of John Walter Smith, gover
nor of Maryland.
Sulzer (dem. N. Y.) then presented, for
Immediate consideration, a resolution for
the appointment cf a special committee of
nine members to Investigate the relations
of the secretary of the treasury with cer
tain New York national banks and the
transactions relative to the sale of the
New York custom-house.
Before the reading of the resolution was
completed. Dalzell (rep. Penn.) objected,
on the ground that the resolution should
go through In the regular way.
"Then I ask unanimous consent," said
Sulzer, "for Its consideration."
"I object." shouted Hopkins (rep. 111.)
and several other republicans.
Grosvenor (rep. O.) moved that the res
olution be laid on the table.
"It Is not before the house." observed
Hopkins; "the able report of the secre
tary of the treasury has met all the
charges It contains."
Richardson (dem. Tenn.), the minority
leader, as a matter of privilege called
attention to what he claimed was an in
fraction of the rules of the house in the
printing of the shipping bill. Appended
to It was a partisan argument by ex
Senator Edmunds which had no business
there, and made It a nonfrankable docu
ment. He thought the whole document
should be suppressed.
Payne (rep. N. Y.) explained that the
Edmunds argument had been printed bv
Inadvertance. After some discussion It
was agreed by unanimous consent that
the bill should be reprinted without thi
ai-fument attache In the nreeent print.
The house, at 12:20 P. M., adjourned
Livestock Asioclations Meeting.
CHICAGO. Jan. 12. Livestock commis
sion men will leave Chicago tomorrow aft
ernoon for Fort Worth, Tex., to attend tho
annual meeting of the National Livestock
Association, which wHl convene there Jan
uary 1G to 19 Inclusive. The delegates will
also go to San Antonio, Tex., to attend
the annual meeting of the Texas Live
stock Association,, which begins Monday,
January 22, and continues for three days.