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Cssmpirwiulvt Review ol th Important
ptrdngi ol tht Put Week In
Two Chiues official were publielr
beheaded at I'ekiu.
Civil govarnuieut wa established ia
Thirty-two live were luat in tba
Wyoming uiiu tlr
(ivmti uvi tli Cubaui ar Dot
ready for eelf-government.
Tba Window block, Minneapolis,
vh burned. Lorn, $100,000.
Tba quartermaster steamer Newark
was wrecked ou Catauduaue island.
The capitalisation of th Morgan
teel combiuatiou wilt ba $1,100,000,-
Ward, th Terra 11 ho I murderer,
wa lynched uJ hit body wa era
niatd. No decision hut been reached respect
ing the data for Klug Edward' euro
Kitcheuer and Roth ar said to
have met to arrange (or Boer' iur
Consul Wildmau, in a Honohiln q.
tervlew, said tbe rtiilipttu rebellion
it at au end.
The robbery ol 1 0,000 worth ol
jewelry from the Hotel Savoy, New
York, wa committed by a bell boy.
There have been 800 deaths in Bom
bay during the past two dayt. Of tbi
number 4t)0 were doe to the plague.
The postottice department will de
troy a'anit 5I.U00 postal card: which
belougeil to tba republic of Hawaii.
Al Cowen, a in mi in o, was arretted
in Denver, on suspicion of being the
man wlio has been terroriiing women
Th Centennial bunk, of A ill lev, hits
closed its doors. No statemeut I ob
tainalde. Th bank can led $30,000
Fire, caused by cr weed wires, dam
aged the Cordova hotel, at Memphis,
to the exteut of $10,000. The occu
Mrs. Maggie Deithnrn threw her two
children iuto the Mouogahel river,
at Pittsburg. She bad been antier re
ligions excitemeut for seveial weeks.
Ouethonsanl dollars in diumoude,
jewery and watches was wrested from
a iiihu within sight of a CblCHgo police
station. The victim of tbe robbery
was Marcos Stroiis, a jeweiy talesman.
The Morgan steel combination was
Fifty men are imprisoned in a burn
ing mine in Wyoming.
A Topeka carpenter was shot dur
ing a mid on a wholesale liquor house.
- Dewet's retreat from Cap Colony
was checked by the Orange river flood.
- Insane Unioutown, Wash., mother
who threw ber six children into a well
strangled t.iein first.
Clyde Vaughn, the Jefferson youth
who made a murderous assault upon
a girl with au ax, was tentenued to
seven years in tbe penitentiaiy.
Dr. Charles P. Amet, once a colonel
in the United States army aud a par
ticipant in the early campaigns in th
West, died at Wnukegau, 111., aged 88
A fire in a residence situated in the
poor quarters of Pdrminiiham, England,
resulted in six men and women being
bnrned to death and four dangerously
Frank"!!. Hamilton, convicted al
Alinueaphs of manslaughter in the first
degree, waB sentenced to seven years'
hard labor at the state penitentiary at
"Rnssia ia in dire need of money
Immediately," says the I'etersbtiorg
correspondent of the Loudon Daily
Mail, "aud M. de Witle will be com
pelled to negotiate a loan.
William Riblet, a mner employed
in the Revenue tunnel, near Brecken
ridge, Colo., was overwhelmed in a
snowslide in Geneva gulch. Search
ing parties recovered his body, II
was fioui Johnstown, Pa.
The importation of a fore of Portu
gese workmen to take the places of
Spanish strikers at Vigo, Spain, led to
a disturbance. The Portugese were
stoned and shots were fired. Gend
arme were compelled to intervere to
The manifestations agatnxt the cleri
cals of Oporto, Spain, continue. Th
police are doing everything possible to
overcome the disorder. A crowd as
sembled before tbe home of tlip consul
of Brazil, who was obliged to appear
on the balcony with his wife. They
were loudly acclaimed. The police
dispersed the munifestunts. A few ar
rests weie made.
American machinory is being shipped
to eveiy part of the world.
Railway track elevation in Chicago
has cost tne companies over $17,000,
000. Foreign diplomats expect the United
States to establish a protectorate over
Cuba in regard to foreign affairs.
Troop? in Pekin looted the roof of a
Buddhist temple in the belief that the
tiles were of gold, but they were only
Austrian niannfiiotnreTi and mer
chants are alarmed over the increase in
foreign trade of the United States.
Prof. Pickering, of Harvard, was
awarded the gold medal of the Royal
Astronomical Society of England.
Mrs. Mary Wardell has retired as
organ let of the Greenwood Baptist
church in Brooklyn, N. Y., after serv
ing continuously for 80 years.
Preparations are being made for the
election of a large steel plant at Nor
walk, Ohio, which will coat f 1,000,
000. Over 2,600 men will be employed.
RECOku ..V. OONLEGISLATURE.
BILLS PASSED BY BOTH MOUSES.
II. B. 1. a mend lug mining law.
II. B, 8, times and place of court, Second district.
II U la. relatiug to electrto wires on hlgwttys.
II. H ft), validating eertaiu marriages,
II. R I, penalties for injuring or datr eying record on public lauds.
b 34, amending law for relief of hit Igent soldiers,
II 30, reorganisation of Oregon Natl n I Guard,
B 17. uniform system of in in bell signals.
B. US. appropriation $1,000 for Sola spring
B. 89, relative to taxation ol persou:d ptopvity.
II. B. 44, to aid Oregon Historical Society.
II B. 64, Amending Bancroft bouding act.
B. 69, puuithmeut (or poisoiiiug domestic animal,
B. 83, coutollilaliug oibce iu Multnomah county,
B. OS, providing for building titoycle paths,
B. 6ft, provldlug extra clerical aid (or state Measurer.
B. 66, tlxing wituesa' ( tuMaltuouiah county .coroner oases.
B. Tl, regulatiug surety conimiilas.
B. 76, providing (or elertiou of toad supervisor.
H. B. 88, regulating purchase of public supplies.
II. B 97, publio bidding for couuly supplies.
II. B. 100, protection ol label aud trademarks.
II. B. 10 'J. to prevent coercion aud luitmldallou of voter.
II. B. 108, fur collection of road poll tax and manner working road.
II. B. 110, protection ol forests, gam aud wild (owl,
H. B. 113, dutv of surveyors iu establishing boundary lines.
H. B. 121, duties ot state snperiuteudeiit o( publla instruction.
II. B. 192, amending trespass law.
H. B. 138, amending law in reUtiou to kidnaping.
II. B. 138, ameudltig law authorising (urnishiuit of publio records.
II. B, 144, protecting copyrighted plays.
II. B. 146, relating to mining I'lnim liKatioui.
If. B. 149, providing punishment for desecration of American Dag.
H . B
171, appropriation for eueral sxpeusesol state.
173, providing (or domestic it rigation.
177. reserving oyster leds in Netsrt bay.
178, regulatlug disbarment proceedings.
19, regulating Ashing ou Alsea river and bay,
183, rvguUting recording of chattel mortgage.
187, relative to service ot citatiou.
188, primary election law (or Multnomah county.
189, abolishing separat board of comiuUaioneri for Multnomah
11. B. 300, inoiaasiug salary of deputy elerk of Malheur.
II. B. 20ft, providing (or collection of road poll taxes.
It. B. 208, declaring certain thoroughfares to be couuly roads.
II. B. 217, protection of oystei aud lobsters.
II. B. 219, propagation and protection ol salmon.
II. B. 22S, relating to Dual accounts of administrator.
II. B. 239, providing for standard weights of piodu.e.
II. B. 237. thing Multnomah-Columbia boundary line.
II. h 249 tixiug salary ol certain county tiemr.
II. B. 3 oil, appropriation for sia'e departments.
II b. mi'.', providing mauner of stilling state lands.
II. B. 274, relative to Eastern Oiegou District Agricultural HaoWtl-.
II. U 87ft. relativ to Southern Oiegou District Agricultural Societies.
If It 2H0, annexing pauhandU to linker county.
II H 8H6. coiniihtton of Lane couuly ollicers.
II It 29'.', exUmdlug lime toi coostrucliou of Slu-law St Eastern lUllway
svlj.'tlnu t ompsov llue
H It 391, maklug Vsii'-onvrr avenue
II. 2ift. puntshiiieiit lot mutilation of hides of cattle.
It 291, tiling cniiiiintion clerk of supreme court,
B. 311, increasing lary judue ol Malheur county.
B 818. inert-using salary juigHaker county.
11 3111, defining dutiaa ol attorney-ueueial,
II. 848. appiuplratiou lor payment ol claims agaiii't the state.
H. 3)7, general app oprtatiou hill.
H. B. 349. authoititug ulty of Portland to levy tax for Oriental (air
h It 1, provlillng for expression of
eustois by the people,
S. B. 10, relaliug to drawing of juries.
8. B. 13, taxation of goo-Is, inercbaiidUn, te., In cities and towns,
S. B. 23, Increasing ellioleucv of public schools,
8. B 39. anihorulng Portland to dispose of market block.
N. B, 37, tor publication ol revised code.
S. B. 38. hi lug fees county ollicers iu Multnomah county.
H. B. 44, aesslons ul cin uit o urt iu Meventh district.
S II. 66, declarlug Duuavijable streams highways.
S. B. o, selection aud sale ot state lauds
S. B. 83. relative to mectiug by state university regents.
K. B. 3, food and dairy commissioner net.
S. B. 64. amending code relative to Multnomah judges.
S. B. 72. relating to actions In justice courts.
8. B. 75, providing visttbules for tret ears.
8. it. 79, amending sot creating Wheeler county.
Sj. B. 84, monument fund for Seootid Oregon volunteers.
gre over amendments. Bill fail.)
S. B. 86, creating nllio of state baxterioloigst.
S. P.. 88, preventing unlawful interference with to'egraph or telepbou-i
S. B. 97, appropriating $8,000 for state (air premiums,
S. B. raining salary of supreme court rearter.
S. It. 193, authorizing diatrii t and hik'h schools.
8. B. I0i. providing for scalp bounties.
S. II. 113. providing liounties for
S. It. Ill, relative to directors in
S. It. 116, relating to school lauds.
S. B. 136, au litiug claims against the state.
S. B, 130, providing for care of orphan and foundlings. .
S. B. 187, creating office of auditor of Multnomah county,
H. B. 138, delluing liability of ownorsof vessels fur damage
8. B. 143. reqa'ring deposit of cancelled warrant w ith secretary of state
S. B. 146, telating to location of mining claims.
S. B. 163, providing additional compensation for governor.
S. II. 171, IncoriMiratin-i port of Portland.
8. II. 173, enacting Torrens law ytm of title registration.
S. II. 174, providing for fish hatcheries
8. B. 170, limiting printin: of binnntil report state o!lirs.
S. ft. 180, amen ting Amtrallnn ballot law.
S. B. 1S9, relating to filing of ration by state ollicers.
S. 15. 100, relative to Oregon Holdi.-rV Ibmio.
S. B. 191, primary law for Multnomah county.
8. B. 190, fixing salary of superintendent of school In Wheeler county
8. B .197, mending law regarding to traus'ors of stocks of goods.
8. B. 201, uniform system for taxation of property.
8. B. 302, acceptance by state of curtain lands.
S. B. 206, incoriKiratiiig city of Portland,
8. II. 3119, prohibiting saloon within 800 feet of school buildings.
8. B. 310, regulating sale of liquor near mines.
8. If. 216, amending law relating to prnxecuting attorneys.
8. B. 220, fixing salaries of cortaiu o il iers in llakur. Malheur and Clat
8. B. 221, charter cnmuiisidon for .Portland.
8. B. 237, providing water for state institutions.
8. Ii. 38, method of building branch railroad lines.
8. B. 231, fixing salary certain county treasurers.
8. B. 238, appropriating $35,000 for Pan-American exposition.
Enterprise, Myrtle Toint. Madford, St. Paul, Tillamok City, Coquille.
Salem, Buttevllle, Antelope, Dillas, Glandule, Alkali, Oaikand, Hums, 8tav
ton, Cottage Grove, Granite, lliuanza, Lebanon, Prairie Citv, Whitney, Nnha
linn, Veruoul i, John Day. Lone Rock, Pendleton, Vale, Bay City, Condon,
Joseph, Asliland, Newburg, Philomath, Canyonville, Baker City, Itoseburg,
Sllverton, Siimmerville, Elgin, Kumpter, Sheridan. Grant's Pass, Yonoalla,
Mitchell, Falls City. Altiany. Heppner, Wiirrenion, llond River, Cornelius,
Wasco, (irass Valley. Sheridan, Milton, North Yamhill, Independence, Sea
side, Astoria, Portland.
SIGNED BY THE GOVERNOR
3, establishment and maintenance of school libraries.
4, appropriating $45,000 for Oreogn Agricultural collog.
II, relative to property bidding for taxes.
16, amending act relating to county courts.
18, Tims of holding courts iu First judicial dndrict.
25, appropriating $17, Odd to Oregon Stale university.
52, to amend code relating to appeals.
III, to reimburse Oregon volunteers for clothing money,
178, to regulate disbarment proceeding.
180, for payment of scalp bounty warrants.
203, appropriating nmuey for legislative expenses and deficiencies.
833, establishment experiment station it t Union.
LAWS V.ITH0UT GCVERN.WS SIGNATURE.
II. B 91. to prohibit barbering on Sunday.
8. B. 8, relating to licenses on state (air grounds.
8. II.' 1 1, (or a uniform system of publio schools. .
S. B. 12, relative lo rate of interest on school land loans.
8. B. 15. exemption earnings of judgment debtors from execution,
8. B. 17, witness lees in Douglac, Jacksou, Josephine counties.
8. B. 19. to pay expinsns of Indian war veteran to Washington.
8. B. 81, lo abolish uickel-iu-thn-slot machines.
8. B. 89, to submit Initiative aud referendum. ,
8. B. 95, fixing salary comity Judge of Olaokamns.
8. B. 104, removing incline at Cascade lcki.
8. P. 118, to anthoiize Poitland to levy a special tux.
8. B. 218, to regulate fare street car companies. (5 ceuts.)
8, 1 , 233, payment of tuxes in semi auu'ial ii.stulluieuta.
cliolo in selection of Uuited States
fish destroying animals
iiikii is n
Twenty-Fifth Ballot Gave Him
IIC RECEIVED JUST ENOUGH TO ELECT
Republican Minority, tht Majority of
Dtmeoati and fsw Cerbcll Mn
Vvtr Hit Supputtsrs, '
Falem, Or., Feb. 94. John It.
Mitchell was elected United Mute sen
ator at 12:30 this morning, It was
ih25ih ballot o( the day and tba 63d
of th legislative session. The result
wa reached ou the Inevitable lust bal
lot, and was attended by scenes of su
premo uproar aud enthusiasm ou th
part ol tb Mitchell push. Ou the
Dual ballot Mitchell had 46 vote and
Corhett 89. Tb senator received
minority of tb Democratic votes, and
these, with tli accession from the
Corla tl forces were sufticieut to elect
'I he baud of tb clock bad ahead
pointed to midnight and th clerk
wei enuagrd In checking up the roll
call. Thar was groat excitemeut
aud loud call of the name of Mitchell
(nun th lobby, Th first deserter from
the Corbett rank wa Hemniiway, of
Iain. On th prey bins roll call
Mitchnll had had 84 vote and Curbatt
86, When bis name ws reached
llemeawsy, In lb last roll call, with
out explaustioii, responded, John II.
Mitchell. The call proceeded to the
end, and Mitchell and C-orhott wer
then exactly tied, hating 35 vote
each. Then McLjuucne, of Lane, arose,
anil with brief ieecli changed to
Miiohetl, putting him in the lead,
II wa billowed by Roberts, ol Wasco,
who made a short address, saying b
had come here with a clean con
science, but he thought it his duty tn
eloct a senator, and ho changed to
Mil bell, Colvlg followed Mm from
the Hermann ranks, theu came Senator
via stent, of I) uiglas, then Thompson,
of Umatilla, Senators Dlinmlek. Proeb
stal, Hum aud Hedges. Theu there
w a imi tist aud mighty suspense.
Finel y licproe tail e Butt got ujmu
a chair and tried to address the presi
dent. The uolse ami uprrnr from tbe
lobby wt re so great that he could not
be h'ard. lie lutiurlocl If Mitchell at
that tun had a majority of the Repub
lican votes. There wer loud cries of
"Ye," and mdsy counter cries of "No'1
Mm the Corbett ranks. Butt hesi
tated for a moment and then respond
ed, "Well, it makes no difference. I
change to John II, Mitchell." Mitch
ell now had 46 totes, within on of th
goal. About this lima the Multnomah
delegation got around Representative
Schumann, who bud on the 21st ballot
changed Iroin Benuett to Mr. Corbett,
and demanded that be prevent dead
lock. Wh-li the push was wrestling
with tbe olaittuiite German-American
from Multnomah, MatttMin finally
irltlcd to the lnairliiliitles of bis
friends slid arose ami changed his vote
to Mitchell. This was all that was
needed, and the crowd knew It, Pan
demonium reigned for many seconds,
and th chair made little effort to
cheok it. Th clerks then completed
th roll aud passed It op to Mr. Fulton,
who announced that Mr, Corbett had
"received 29 votes. Mr, Mitchell 46,
aud Mr. Bennett ID." The crowd
went wild again ami fraterulxed wildly
with memlars, embracing them, shak
ing them by the bands, end fairly
jumping up and down in their Joy,
Hie customary speech was expected
from Mr. Mitchell, and there were
uproarious demands for him to come
forward. He hud been in the lobby
all tin evening watching the progress
of the voting ami waiting (or his cer
tificate of election. Ha was found
with no great dlllicnlty and hurried
forward through the jostling crowd.
President Fulton npiioiiitcd Brow-
nell, Robert aud II. A. Smith, of
Multnomah, a committee to escort tbe
newly elected United States senator in
to the assembly hull, iiud amid wild
cheering, waving of huts, umbrellas
and cams, Mr. Mitchell made his
appearance. He was mot and con
gratulated by Mr. Fulton.
Tht Next Problem.
Pekin, Feb. 24. A representative
was Informed by tho foreign ministers
today that they think the gravity of
tbe situation is over, but it is expected
that dillioulties w ill now arise aiming
themselves when some of the govern
ments tend their indemnity claims,
and particularly is (hero uiicusinuH
regarding the attitude of Germany,
I hat ber claims must be paid In cash
before tho evacuation takes place. The
other ministers resent Oils', saying it
will be impossihle for China to pav,
as China has not a large reserve, and
the customs receipts go to pay dividends
upon foimur loins, and it is not prob
able that she could borrow a sum of
Union Employes Bsrrtd.
'A obtuse ' In Oswald Ottnudorfer'
will bars union employes from a share
In $50,000 loft tho force of the New
Tried to Bribt Butter Maker.
St. Paul, Feb. 34. A sensation was
created at today' lassion of the Na
tional Creamery Butter Makers' Asso
ciation, when W. D. Collyer, of Chi
cago, one of the judges of the hnttnr
exhibit, lodged u formal complaint
with the executive committee charging
a St. Paul butter maker with offering
him a $500 bribe. The executive com
mittee immediately wont iuto execu
tive scsnIoii, and begun the examina
tion of witnesses.
Queen Victoria's Fortune.
Now York, Feb. 84. A (llspntoh to
the Herald from Loudon says: It can
now be stated on absolutely reliable
authority that the gross amount of
(juueu Victoria's private fortune, in
cluding investments in real estate, cash
in bank and personal property outside
of what rightfully belonged to the
orown, will not exceed 600,000 ($3,.
000,000). The bulk of this consists of
oity property in which her majesty
had qnietly in vested. The remainder
stand in the shape of the oush bulance
ou her psisoual bunk aooount.
WYOMING MINE HORROR.
rifty Me Imprisoned tat) Probably Deal' la
Burning Coal Mint.
Kmtner, Wyo., Fb. e. A disas
trous fir iu th Dlamoudvllle coal
mine No. 1 let thl evening wa at
tended with serlou los ot life and
great destruction ol property. There
war 60 miners ami 16 horses eutombed,
but out miraculous cap wa mad,
however, by John Auderson, who wst
worklug pear tb mouth of th level,
Wheu be realised the mluWssou
(Ire, lie, with tome dlllicnlty, reached
th main lead, and, by throwing a
heavy oveicosi over his head and
shoulders, poshed hi way through th
flam and reached the mala lead com
pletely exhausted and terribly burued,
but will recover. He wa taken but
by Irleiids. All efforts to succor those
farther back hav fulled, a the flare
(lame cjrove th reamer back. That
all hav perished It without question.
The 'scene around th mine were
heartrending. , Mothers, t, wive aud
swythsaitt war weeping aud tearlug
their hair In terrible agony, aud all
effort to calm them proved ol m
avail. Th lost ot property will rch
au eiiormout figure, aud, a th ofti
elals ar very reticent, th amount and
names ot those Imprisoned are unob
tainable te hour. Th cause ot
the lire 1 at present uokuown. , Tb
mill ha been plugged at the sixth
level, about two mile from tb mouth.
FIRE IN DETROIT.
Wholtul ted Retail Plan Dealers Wert
Detroit, Fob. 26. Shortly after I
o'clock this morning a fire started In
tb fouitli story ot the bulbing occu
pied ty Griuuell Bros., wholesale and
retail piano and musical merchandise
dealers, 321 aud 3-3 Woodward ave
nue, aud In an hour the third and
fourth Moors of the building were com
pletely burned out, with the (It still
bunlng fiercely. Grinnell Bros, ar
stale agent (or a no m ber of promi
nent mauiifactuiers of piano, and car
ried a stock valued al $100,000. The
Insurance was $60,000. Th loss on
the stock is estimated at $50,000, aud
that ou th building, which 1 owned
bv the Wesson estate, will fully equal
that amount. Tuomey Ilios., dealer
In ladle' furnishings, are tenant ot a
store in th same building, and carry
lug a stock valued at $30,000, Tbe
lots on this is estimated at fully 80
per ceut. ,
Prtntt't Importation td Coal.
Of the 10,000,000 tn ot coal
Franca Is obliged to Import annually,
7,000,000 come from England.
FLIGHT OF DEWET.
Been' Retreat Northward It Checked by
flood - Both Eludet Gen, f reach.
T Aar. Csimi Colonr. Feb. 36. -
General Dewct, accompanied by Mr,
Stern, recroseed tue railroad norm ot
Kransklll and south ot Orang river
station yesterday. The Orange river
re five led last evening. A heavy
rain is still fallimi. and It i believed
lo he Impossible for the Boers to cross
the stream. They are being closely
followed by toioiiet liioruevcroit, wno
left here resterdav bv rail. Several
other columns are converging on Geu-
No Puce Proposal.
New Yoik. Feb. 20. Charlat D
Pierce, consul-general fur th Sooth
African republic in this city, tonight
(sve out the fullowing statement:
"On the 19th ol February I cabled
to the envoy at The Hague asking
them tu pi eie cable me II there wat
any truth in th statement that Presl
dent Kruger has asked King Ed a art I
(orteimiof peace, If Mr. Wolverns,
the envoy, bad written a letter to the
Boers in South Africa'urgtng them to
su.-reiider. In reply to the above I re
ceived the following cablegram:
" 'The Hague, February 25, 1901.
Ner.spaper ropotts regarding; Envoy
Wolverene' letter-are already contra ,
dieted in strongest term In, European'
and American diplomatic circle.'
" 'DE BRUYN.' "
" 'Secretary to Envoys.' "
"Also the following cable received
" 'Euvoyi declare that President
Kruger has made no proosals to th
British klug for terms of pence.
" 'DE BRUYN. " '
Botha Eludet French
Cape Town, Feb 26. It Is reported
here that ('ommaudaut-General Both,
with 2,000 Boers, nus broken away
from General French' pursuit in the
direction of Koimitipoort,
Sleyn and Dewet located.
IiOndon, Feb. 36. A correspondent
of the Dully Telegraph at De Aar lo
cates General Dewet anil Mr. 8teyn at
Petrusville. He praises the admirable
work of Captain Norman Naton, a Ca
nadian' engineor, in protecting a large
stretch of railroad.
Been Attacking Richmond.
Capo Towu, Feb, 38. The Boers are
attacking the City ot Richmond, in
tho central part o( Cape Colony, and
reinforcements have been dispatched
from Hanover road.
New Chilean Minister.
Valparaiso, Feb. 88. It it an
nounced that these diplomatlo changes
will tuko place soon: , '
Minister to Mexico Einilo Hello,
who has just resigned the portfolio of
foreign affairs, aud has been replaced
by Ramuud 811 va.
Minlster.to Peru B. Mathleu, pres
eut miuistor to Ecuador.
(.Minister to Ecuador rlticarjo 8a las'.
Wreck of tht RIO. ,' !l
Fun FranolRco, Feb. "26. Today has
developed 'nothing new regarding the
wreck of the steumer Rio de Janeiro on
Washington's birthday. The beuchei
are being patrolled constantly and the
surface of the bay is being oarofolly
scanned for the bodies ol victims of the
disaster or for flotsam of n valuable
nature, but so fur the effort of the
watchers have not been greatly re
warded. It Is the ueueral opinion that
few it any bodies from the wreck will
be recovered before the eud ot th
Before Congress Creates Fund for
Reclaiming Arid Lands.
IT IS WORTHY Of NATIONAL ATTENTION
History and 0bccti of tht NtwUndt Bill la
th Horn tad the Hanibrouth
Bill la tht Scnst.
(Washington Islifr )
Wellington, Feb. 36, Many East
ern people ar asking what I thl Irri
gation problem uow before oougrets,
I it a legitimate on tor the govern
ment to consider!1 Will it benefit Ibe
It Western advocates, regardless of
political adulations, claim that it is
lb most Important national question
today. Eastern legislators, regatdlest
at party, ai Inclined to tinlle broadly
t thl assertion.
It th Internal history of the Ameri
can republio I studied carefully,
however, the oonclusiiib will be
reached that national irrigation, prop
ily wrought out, Is likely to shortly
com to th front a one of the most
Important national questions ot th
day. It embodies, In It truest tense,
the question ot home-building, and the
American people have been, np to the
present time, essentially nation ol
Hornet for Millions.
Tb new home of th (ul or must
be (oond on irrigated lauds. There
are, according to accepted government
reports, some 74,000,1)00 acre of rich
Western land cspahle of irrigation if
th Western waters are properly con
served. Irrigation is not an experi
ment In the United States. Under ir
rigation, yields ar very large aud a
few acre of this land would generous
ly support a family, to that with the
arid laud irrigated rural homes would
be provided for million of citiseus,
waiting aud anxlou lo go upon them.
Arid Land Fund.
The Newland bill in tb house and
the Hausbrough bill in the senate, pro
vide (or th setting aside of th pro
ceeds from the sale of publio lands In
the arid state aud territories as an
"arid land reclamation fund," to be
osad for building reservoirs, to catch
tba flood waters of Western streams,
and that b cost ol such construction
shall be put Dsin the land reclaimed
and the land then offered for sale by
the government In small tracts, to
bona tide settler, upon easy terms.
Mora people and a greater diversity
of luterests than supported the home
stead act will come to the supported
such a policy, Such legislation woubi
he even mora popular tnan tbe free
home enactments. What other propo
sitiou Is bstor the country Umiu which
labor and capital can better unite and
which they can support, hand In hand,
without clash or jealousy. Every labor
union in the United State which has
discussed the question hss unanimous
ly supported it; every combination ot
capital, of whatever sort, which has
considered it, ba given it unqualified
Weilern Hometi Etitcm Market!
The opening of the vast area of West
ern lo I by irrigation would provide
cheap homes, certain of returning the
owuer a comfortable livelihood It
would create a valuable and growing
market for every kind and description
of manufactured product and would
thus be favored by all classes of manu
facturing and commercial luterests In
the oountrv. It would Insure cheaper
living iu the West which would result
in the opening of numberless mining
properties whose grade of ore is not
lufliclently high to warrant develop
ment under present wage conditions.
It. would create a demnnd for transpor
tation wblch would bring to it sup
port every railroad interest.
G. E. MITCHELL.
Valuable Bullion Car jo.
New York, Feb. 2fl.-The British
tteamer Chatton arrived in tbe harlwr
jretterday from Tampion, with a cargo
consisting wholly of lead bullion con
ligned to M. Guugeuheliii' Sons for
their tmelter nt Perth Am boy. The
percentage of gold in the lead Is valued
at $30,000, aud of silver Amounts to
620,000 ounces. The whole cargo Is
valued at between $450,000 and $600,
000. A Nejro'l Crime.
Terra Haute, Ind., Feb. 26. Ida
Finklestein, aged 20, a school teacher,
while walking through a lonely atrip of
woods this afternoon from the school
house to the interurban line, three
miles eatt of Torre Haute, wa assault
ed and killed by au unknown negro,
who shot her iu the back ot the head
and out her throat, severing the wlul
pipe. After the assault hud been com
mitted, Mies Fiuklestuln managed to
get to a farmhouse, with the blood
ttreatniug from her wound and fell
nnoonaoioua at the door.
Inqutit on Millwood Murder.
Leavenworth, Kan., Feb. 26. The
Inquest over the killing of Mrs. Rosa
Hudson in the joint raid at Millwood
last Monday, was held today, and the
coroner' jury returned a verdict to the
effect that she came to her death from
a guushot wound at the hands of per
sons unknown to the juror. No at--tempt
wa made to investigate those
who . oo m prised the raiding mob, or
who did any of the shooting in the
Jolut. . . .'; ,
; Clash Between Authorities."
.Port Townsend, , Feb. 86. The
steamer Ditlgo, arriving this after
noon report that on February 18, a
clash occurred at Skagway between the
military aud civil authorities, whioh
aroused considerable excitement. On
the night ot February 10, a negro sen
try on duty in front of the barracks
called out the guard, claiming he had
been ihot at by a eivilian, Tne guard
oharged on a crowd eMttaiiders,
commanding thein to throw up their
hand. Among tb.e crowd were Ma
Lean and Fraser, two night patrolmen.
A RAID AT MIDNIGHT.
Rum Dtiireytrt of Top Ptriklpatt la KM
- One ot Their Numbtr Shot
Topeka, Kan,, Feb. 28. J. W.
Adam liet at a hotpltal, hovering be
tween III and death. II wa shot
during a raid ou a North Topeka
wholesale liquor house.
At midnight a crowd of citiaen,
heavily armed with revolver, (ledge
ham inert, crowbar and a battering
ram, broke Into the wholesale liquor
house of "Cash" Curtis, nn West Cur
tis stritt, aud (meshed tb ler ck
found there. Three policemen drove
the crowd back. Both th policemen
aud th citiaen flrod their revolver,
and J. W. Adsms, a carpenter, wa
shot twice in , the breast. He wa
takeu in a back to Riverside hospital,
where he lies In a precarious condition.
Dr. M. K , Mitchell and Rev. F. W.
Emersou were arrested. Rev. Mr.
Emeisou wss taken to th police sta
tion, when h ws booked under the
charge ol resitting an officer. HI left
baud wa out aud bleeding. , lie wa
allowed to go upon hi own recognis
ance. Dr. Mitchell took tbe Injured
man to th hospital and wa allowed
to stay aud sdmlulter to him without
giving bond. ?
The three policemen, Patrolmen
Downey and Boyle and Private
Wutohmau Conner, claim that Adam
was shot by bis own crowd 1 while be
wa ii resting from the place where
the liquors weie smashed, and Adsms
say he was shot by a policeman.
Officer Dowuey says he did not arriv
at the icon ot the trouble till It wa
aUiut over. Officer Boyle, wno car
ries a Coit'i 44-callber revolver, claim
that the two shot he fired were In the
air, and that be did not aim at any
one. Dr. Mitchell and Dr. Chsrlea W.
Iluiniooud, who cared for Adam at
the bosplisl, say that he wa shot with
a 82 or SH-calllwr revolver.
CLASH OF AUTHORITY.
Commander ol Traniport Refused t Allow
Cuitonvtt mis Me Aboard.
Vallejo, Cel., Feb. 38. Tbe naval
trausport Solace, direct from Manila
and Honolulu, came to the navy yard
Sunday and the tame evening she wa
followed by four customs inspector
from San Francisco,
When the officer attempted to board
tbe vessel lor tb purpose of making a
search for dutiable good they were
met with a protest by Commander
Wluslow, who refused tbem permission
and denied tbeir right to make a
Under the law, the commander of a
man-of-war is recognised a an officer
of the customs service, and, therefore,
I bound to prevent smuggling. Con
stueutly his ship ia xmpt from
visit ot cutouts ollicers. Commander
iiislow holds that tbe Bolace i alio
entitled to such exemption under this
clause, nd that I where be differ
from the rustomt inspector, who have
already seised several article that
have been lauded from the vessel.
Commander Winslow baa appealed to
tbe collector ol the port. "
On the last trip of the Solace a large
quantity of brlc-a-brao and other
goods, brought from China, wa con
fiscated by the custom officials.
AN ARMISTICE DECLARED.
Kitchener snd Botha Meet to Arrtngt lor th
London, Feb. 28. The Dally Chron
icle this morning publishes under re
son a rumor that Lord Kitchener has
met General Botha to arrange term
of surrender ot tbe Boer, and that an
armistice of 24 hour wa granted th
Boer commandant general to enable
htm to consult with the other coin
mandant. Aocording to the Dally
Chronicle, tbe cabinet oonncil yester
day cousldered this new turn of affairs,
"It 1 reported that General Lewi
Botha ia now between Ermelio and
Middleburii," say a dispatch to the
Dailv Mail from PietermariUbnrg,
"and that two peace delegate (rem
Belfast, Messrs. De Kock and Meyer,
have been shot."
End of tht War Setnu Near.
New York, Feb. 28. There are few
additional detail of the route of the
Dutch force iu South Africa, tart the
lr biine's London correspondent; bnt
there i a buoyant feeling in military
circles, and the end of tbe war teem
near. There may be onforseen aoci
dents, but no military expeit in Lon
don expects that the war will be pro
longed beyond the 1st of July. It I
repi rted that there were wager in
Johitiioatnirg at tne opening ox Ike jear
that the mints would be operated by
the first week in July.
Chinese Lost si Kuenj Chant;.
Berlin, Feb. 28. A diapatch from
Count Von Wnldersee says over 800
Chinese were killed when they attack
ed the Germain at Koeng Chang re
cently. Hoffmeinter'a column, which
started thence, will return to Pao Ting
Cause ol tht Conflict
The conflict between the Haytiant
and Dominicans, on tbe northern fron
tier of llayti, wat caused by the occu
pation by llaytian troops ot some ter
ritory In dispute, -A
Brsxil and Portugal it Outs.
Oporto, Feb, 28. It ia nndei stood
the Brazilian government will demand
explanations from Portugal (or the at
tempt made to abduct the daughter of
the lli'HJiiliuu, cousul here, and plaoe
ber in a convent asainst her father'
UviNhcs. A collision between the po
nce una peopie in nignt resulted in
number ou both side' being injured.
The police invade the institute in
search of the students, apd the pro
fessors protested to tbe government.
Tht Dtnish Proposal.
Copenhagen, Feb. 28. A satisfactory
understanding has been reached by the
ministry and llusnce committee ot tbe
reiohstng regarding the sale ot the Dan
ish West Indies. The result, it is un
derstood, will shortly be communicated
to the Washington government in sncb
form, it is thought here, that it will
prove acceptable. The Danish pro
posal, it Is expected, will Include
some new suggestions, bnt nothing, it
is stated, calculated to defeat the con
clusion of the new convention. , -,
Negro Murderer Hanged and then
Burned at Terre Haute.
MIL DOORS BATTERED IN BV A MOB
Ceeittttd to Shooting tad Subbing Mill Id
rtnklcttlM, a Schoolteacher, Yesterday , ,
Sht Dld Pram Her Wounds.
Torre llauta, Ind.. Feb. 28. At
13:45 o'clock today, George Ward, a
negro employe ot the car works, ass
taken from jail, hanged and thea .
bnrned lor tbe murder of Mis !d
Finklestein, lute jesterday altcruoou.
Miu Finklestein ws a teacher iu a
school near the ootsklrt of tb city,
aud wa on br way home (torn school
when a negro sprang ont from a clump
ot butbe and gave chase. After tun
ning it short distance the negro over
took bis victim and (hot her. Theu
be cnt ber throat, robbed her of her
pocket book, containing $3, and fled.
Mora dead than alive, the ichool
mistress staggered to ber home, half a
tulle distant. She told ber story aud ,
then relapsed into on consciousness.
At midnight she died.
Publio indignation wa tremendous
and posse wer st once organised and
scoured tbe country in all directions,
searching for the negro. - Early today
Want was arretted on soipicion. At
ftrst be denied my knowledge of the
orlme, but later confessed, saying the
girl bad taunted him about hi color,
nd bad flapped him- in the face, and
in a fit ot auger be had ahot her and
then cnt ber throat.
Ward wat placed in jail, anl as soon
as the tact became known, a crowd bv
gan asasembling before the structure.
By noon hundreds ot people surged
in tbe street in front of the jail de
manding that Ward be delivered to
tbem. Suddenly the crowd rusbd st
th Jail door', aud in a moment bad
battered it down. They were driven
back, however, by Jailer O'Donnell,
wno ftred a shotgun several times over
theit beads. Three deputy sheriffs
received alight injuries from tne
charges of shot, but none of the mob
Arrangements were at once made to
take the prisoner before the court at 3
o'clock to be sentenced. Thi was
announced to th mob, but did not
appease it. At 12:36 tbe mob again
rushed at tbe battered front door of tbe
Jail and swtpt all resistance aside.
Ward wa found crouching in a cell,
and wa dragged out. A rope was
placed around bis neck and he wa
dragged to the wagon bridge across tbe
Wabash river thre block away, aud '
banged to a bridge stringer. -;
On tbe way to the bridge the victim ?
wa beaten with slicks and shot at by
member of th mob and be was on
oonacioii when hanged and in all
probability dead. When tbe body was
dropped from tl e bridge one strand of
th rope broke aud tbe leaders of tbe
mob, -thinking that tbeir victim ni ght
drop into the river, hauled the body np
again and it was dragged to tbe west
side ot tbe river and burned.
There was no attempt at disguise on
the part ot any member ot tbe mob.
In all the crowd not one word of sym
pathy for the wretch was to be heard,
though many deprecated tbe final act
It I estimated that 2,600 people
formed the mob.
A Remarkable Escape.
Butte, Mont., Feb. 28. John Yc
enm, Tim Stevens and John Regan,
employed in the Rose mine, bad tbe
most remarkable escape from death
today in the history ot mining acci
dent in this camp. They entered tbe
buoket to descend the shaft, 450 feet.
Tbe bucket wa swung clear and the
brakes on tbe hoisting apparatus re
fused to work. The men descended at
lightning speed to the bottom. There
it struck the bulkhead and crashed
through, landing with its human
freight in the tump. One of Yocum'i
legs wa broken and the other men
were ont and bruited. How they es
caped death is a miracle.
Washington Postal Order.
Washington, Feb. 28. A pottolTlce
ba been established at Fhotmix, Spo
kane county, Washington, to be sup
plied by special service from Spokane
bridge. Willis J, Kesinger has been
appointed postmaster. Tbe postofflce
i at La push, Clallam eonnty, Washing
ton, will be discontinued after Febru
ary 28, mail going to Boston.
A Philippine Jndgt.
Chicago, Feb. 28. A spiclal to tba
New from Washington, says: L. J.
Carlook, a prominent attorney of Pe
oria, has been appointed . judge ot the
court of first instanoe in the Philip
pine. The salary is $4,600 to $5,600,
aocording to assignment, which is di
rected by Chairman Tait of the Philip
pine commission. Mr. Carlock is only
88 years of age.
Copenhagen to Float t Loan.
The Copenhagen municipality hat
given notice ot the issue of a commun
al loan of 20,000,000 kroner.
Contracts for Two Battleships.
Washington, Feb. 28. The navy de
partment today concluded contracts
with tbe Bath Iron Woika and the
Newport New Shipbuilding Company
for the construction of a sheathed bat
tle ship each, at a cost of $3,500,000.
Thii dispose ot all the battleships let
at the last blddiug save one, which
was awarded to Moreu Prot , of Seat
tle, and tor which the contraot has not
jet been executed.
Execution In Ptkia.
Berlin, Feb. 88. The Lokal Aniei
ger has the following from Pekin,
dated February 26: .
"The execution ot Chin Chiu, ex
grand secretary, and Cheng Fu, eon ot
the notorious Hsu Tung, tomorrow by
the hangman will occur upon the same
plaoe where last summer two pro-oiv-ilisatlou
Mandarins were beheaded.
Tb spot is within tbe German lone.
All the other officials whose lives are
demanded by the minister ot the pow
ers will be beheaded in Slnan Fa,