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OltEGON CITY OREO 0??V ' A PHIL 26. ' 189J.
EVENTS OF THE DAY
Epitome of the Telegraphic
News of the World.
TERSE TICKS J'KOll THE WIRES
An Interesting OolleetlAn of Items From
. the fwd,. Hemispheres presented
In Condensed Form.
Three vonng girls perished in the
burning of an orphans' home at Borne,
V " Cosiniir, the : Indian .who murdered
"' Philip 'Walker-, ha been capturod at
Fi(e destroyed the department store
of Ewer & Co.; at .Newcastle, Pa. Loss,
$100,000; insurance, 150,000.
President McKinley has aocepted an
' invitation to attend the Ohio state en
" oarapment of the G. A. H. in June.
The American Car ife Foundry Com
nan. at .lnfTnrann vi Mr. Iinl.. inprpHBPtl
the wages of its 2,000 employes 10 per
At Sionx Fails, Judge Uarlaml sen
tenced Bad Elk to be hanged June 16
. for killina a policeman who tried to
It lias beou decided by the German
government to ' ailopt the English
Thornyeroft system of water-tube boil
" era in all Herman men-of-war.
Reading railroad repair-shop rue
chanlcs and other employes will have
their wages advanced from 5 to 10 per
' cent. Two thousand men will be
' ! The new sternwheel revenue onttei
v . Nunivea bad her trial trip at San Fran
cisco. She is for use on the Yukon,
and will be towed to St. Michaels by
the Bear.' '
Gomez has determined to announce
to the people of Cuba 1 1 16 support of un
t .Amerioau protectoiate until such time
, as stable, independent government may
Serious student riots have occurred at
the university of Kieff, Russia, the
rioters smashing windows with stones.
' Troops dispersed the mob and ariested
" 400 students. v
The Major investigating committee
of the Missouri state senate, which has
been turning over the affairs of the
' stute and municipal oflkes in St. Louis,
una ujiiuu n icfiui. ill n ii, i.iivia
millions of dollars' wortl) of property
iu St. Louis has escaped taxation.
Speaker' Reed has decided to become
a member of the law firm of Simpson,
Thacher & Barnnm, of New York. It
is understood thnt Heed will lesign
1 his sgat in congress and remove to.New
York. The statement has been made
that Mr. Reed is guaianteed a yearly
v income of $50,000.
Mail advioes from Australia give full
' particulars of the terrible hurricane
which swept the northeast coast of
Queensland eaily in March, and in
which 14 white and about 400 ooluied
n..Hn m n. ... !., .,1. fr Hmla
men were drowned, Eighty luggeia
' and six schooners were wrecked. The
'damage is estimated at 250,000;
A. M. Larue, a murderer, was taken
fmm iaiI nr. Hmiil.n son. Ttiiin.. and
lynched by a mob.'
Fourteen men ' were killod by a
,. premature explosion in blasting opera
tions on the railway fioui Bilboa to
Ed Hawthorne, charged with about
fu Durgiaries in various pans m me
country, mostly in San iraneisco, is
j unuer arresi in ueuver.
iM t T TJ:n : . nn
r' juiiiea tit in klx iou lu'i hid iiu-
quired control of the St. Paul & Du-
luth road, - thus shortening Ins1 line
from Dulutli to the Twin cities.
, At Moontown, Mo., Frank Yeagor
killed with an ax a man named Powell,
shot Mrs. Yeaijer three times,' and
then out his own throat. Yeager was
jealous. . ,-, t ; '
Governor Tanner has signed the bill
appropriating $250,000 to pay the Illi
nois volunteers fiotn the time they
' were mustered into the service of the
Andrew Carnegie has promised to
give fl. 750,000 to cover the cost of
the proposed addition to the art, sci
ence and literary departments of the
Carnegie libiary at Pittsburg.
At Redfoid, Ind.,- a stone quarry
train was pushed over a 40-foot era
bankment by the helper. Charts
1 Meinser,. engineer, and u. J. luenougii,
were killed,1 Three men were hurt.
Five thousand Indiana, dissatisfied
with conditions in the reservation of
the Indian territory, left in a body for
Mexico to establish a union reeeiyation
on a large lot of land near Guadalajara.
In ' Chioago three people were
smothered to death by smoke in a
small two-story frame building. They
had been drinking together, and it ig
thought one of them upset a keioseue
Governor Stephens, of Missouri, has
signed the Farris insurance bill. This
measure makes (be anti-trust law apply
to St Louis and Kansas City, and will
practically destroy boards of fire under
writers in both cities.
Governor Gage has appointed Dan
Burns as United States senator fron
California to succeed Stephen M.
Ex-Governor Riohard J. Oglcsby fell
dead near Lincoln, Neb. He had been
in ill health for some time, but tne end
Daniel E. Brewer, a prominent Chi
cago pliysioifln, in a lecture, advocA'ed
the establishment of a lurpeiiin rock in
Chicago, unless the city secuies a new
code of criminal law.
The jury in the Windsor hotel fire
at New York, brought in a verdiot that
the fire was caused bv accident. The
police still have $40,000 worth of un
claimed jewelry and other valuables
ecoverd from the Hie ruins.
Major Francis. B. Dodge, of the pay
department, recently relieved fiom
duty at Denver, hus been selected by
the war department to disburse the $3,
000,000 allotted by the government foi
the pay of the Cuban troops.
The United States Worsted Cora
pany, with a capital of $10,000,000
and the Amerioau Plumbing Supply &
Lead Company, with an authorized
capital of $35,000,000, have been in
corporated under the laws of New Jer
N. Jl. Dyer, captain ot the crnisei
Baltimore, now at Manila, will return
at once on account of sickness, and will
arrive In Boston, June H0. The family
has notified Baltimore city officials
and they will present him with
The president has appointed Colonel
James F. Smith of the First California
regiment, to be a btigunier-general of
volunteers. The regiment is now in
the Philippines. General Smith will
be assigned to one of the brigades of
Geneial Otis' aiuiy.
At Springfield, Mo , A bold attempt
was made to release from the county
jail Jack Kennedy, Bill Ryan and Bill
Sheppard, who are held here pending
trial (or the recent train robbery on
the Kansas City, Fort Scott & Meni
phis road, near Macomb, Mo.
In the United States supreme court
an opinibn was handed down in the
case of Oliver Wendell Holmes, jr
vs. G. D. Hunt, holding that copyright
on a book, the contents of which have
been published serially without being
previously copyrighted, 1b invalid.
Captain" Wild, of the Crrlted States
rruisor Boston, has protested against
the promotion of Colonel Miller to be
brigadier-general as a reward for the
capture of Ho Ho. It appears that (bit
capture hail been effected and that the
place was simply turned over to Col
onel Miller, who, up to that time, had
nothing to da witli its captuie. This
action is indorsed by Admiral Dewev
The majority of the wounded in the
Quingua engagement were Nebraska
The Asiatic liner. Glenoale, sank
the City of KingBton in a fog near Tu
Sam Hose, a negro, was burned at
the stake in Georgia. lie had killed
Alfred Crunford, a white farmer, near
Palmetto, and outraged his wife.
Major-Gonoial Otis at Manila reports
that one of the regiments under his
command has received some cable
grama reading "Don't enlist boys'." 1
The Duke of Tetuan, ex-minister of
foreign affairs, has been appointed
Spam s delegate to the peace confer
ence, which is to meet at Hie Hague
next mouth, i
Contracts were signed in London
Friday which formally transferred to a
single organization practically all of
the large producing copper mines in
the United States.
An informant of a London paper as
serts that the Chinese, Euiopean am
even American merchants doing busi
ness in China are helping to supply the
Filipinos with arms and ammunition
i. lie senatorial elections for the new
cortes was bold at Madrid, and passed
off tranquilly throughout the country.
They have resulted in giving the "gov
eminent a larger majority in the sen
ate than it had secured in the chamber
of- deputies. ?
President Zelaya has granted an op
tion, in force until January 1, 1000, to
Mi. Charles Nieoll, British counsel at
Managua-, to purcliase'the railroads and
steamboats of Nicaragua, with the
workshops appertaining do' them, for
the sum of 6,500,000 pesos (silverj.
At Oakland, Cal., John McCann, a
laborer, was beaten to death during a
quarrel which began during a game of
(lice in a bar her shop. Cornelius
Townser.d, a Democratic county cen
tral committeeman, is accused of strik
ing the blow which proved fatal. He
is under arrest, as are also Frank
Remillard, Frank Reardon and Ed
Roach, all suspected of complicity in
The steamer General Whitney. Cap
tain Hawthorne, sunk 60 miles east of
Cape Canavarel, Florida. '. One boat
load of 16 men, attempting to land at
Mosquito lagoon house of refuge, upset
and 12 men, .including the captain,
were drowned. The chief engineer, as
sistant engineer, fireman and one sailor
were saved. The captain's body has
been recovered. Fifteen men in an
other boat are still unheard from.
THE FALL OP OUINGUA
Filipinos Were Driven From
' . a Horseshoe Trench ; ''
The Avterlcitu Troops CnntlTiul. Their
. r .'dvaiton and Ocupled;-t-e..'..!jr'.
' '' !'J (.-.' .! V.' t '. "
Manila, April .25! Four ji,n of the
Nebraska regiment, including Colonel
Stotsenhurg, Lieutenant Sinson, and
tluee men. of the Fourth cavalry", were
killed, ami. 44 Wounded in n engage
ment at Quingua. The Filipinos ie
treated with small loss. ,,"
The engagement developed into a dis
astrous though successful, fight. The
insurgents had , a horseshoe .trench,
about a mile long, enoiruling a rice field
on the edge of a wood. , , ;,;
Major Bell, with 40 cavalrymen, en
countered a strong outpost. ' One of his
men was killed and five were wounded
by a volley. , The Americans retired,
carrying. their wounded . under fire and
with great difficulty, being closely pur
sued, fog enabling the enemy to creep
up to them.. Two men, who were carry
ing a comrade were shot in the arms,
but they ooutinned with their burden.
Major Bell eent for reinforcements
to rescue the body of the killed cavalry
man, and 'a battalion of the . Nebraska,
legiment, under Major , MufTord, ar
rived and advanced .until checked by
volleys , fiom the enemy's " trenches.
The Americans lav about 800 yards
from" the trenches behind rice furiowa
under fire, for two hours. Several
men were eunstriick, one dying from
the effects of le heat as they lay there
waiting for the artillery to come up,
: Finally the second battalion arrived,
and then Colonel Stotsenhurg, who had
spent the night with his father at Ma
nila, uame' upon the field, . The men
immediately -. recognized ' him and.
raised a cheer. Colonel Stotsenhurg,
deciding to charge as the cheapest way
but of-the difficulty, led the 'attack at
the head of his .'regiment. He fell
with a bullet in the breast, dying in
stantlyt .about 200 yards, from the
breastwork. ' ' ' - ' ! ,.
Lieutenant Sisson fell with a bullet
in l is heait, the bullet striking him
noar the pioture tf a girl, suspended
by a ribbon from h is neck.
In the meantime the artillery had
arrived and shelled the trenches. The
Filipinos stood until the Nebraska
troops were riyJit on the trendies, and
then they bolted to the second line of
the trendies, a mile back.
The Nebraska regiment lost two pri
vates and had many wounded, inulud
ing two lieutenants. The Iowa regi
ment had several wounded. The Utah
regiment bad one oflkei and three men
acuiided. Thirteen; dead Filtpimw
"wa found in the trenches. Their loss
was comparatively small on uccount of
their safe shelter. '
The Americans carried the seoond
trench with smail loss, and are holding
the -town tonight. ; ' '
Colonel Stotsenhurg had won a repu
tation as one of the bravest fighters in
the army. He always led his regiment
and had achieved remarkable popular
ity with his men since the war began,
although, during his first colonelcy,
the voliinteeis who were not used to
the rigid discipline of the regular
troops thought him a hard officer. The
loss of the Nebraska regiment in the
campaign is ilie greatest sustained by
any regiment, and today's disaster hus
greatly saddened oflioers and men, who
promise to take fierce vengeance in the
BURNED AT A STAKE,
Georgia Negro Cat With Knivea and
' Then Set on Fire ,
Newnan, Go., April 25. In the pres
ence of nearly 2,000 people, who sent
aloft yells of defiant e and shouts of joy,
Sam Hose, a negro who committed two
ol the basest acts known in the history
of ciime, was burned' at the stake in a
pulilio road one and a halt' miles from
lere, this afternoon, '
Before the toich wad' applied to the
pyre, the negro was deprived ol Ins
ears, nngers ana other portions or ins
"'..toinv. The neirro .Head nitifnllv
or ma .'if? while the mut illation was
going on, but stoc-J the ordeal of i fire
with surprising fortituue. liefoiu 'he
body was cool it was cut to piei,.7""
bones were crushed into small bite,
and even the tree upon which the
wretch met his fate was torn tip and
disposed of as BOilvenirs. The negro
win cut in several pieces, as was also
his liver. Those unable to obtain the
ghastly relics direot paid the more for
tunate possessors extravagant sums or
tiieiu. Small pieoes of bone went at
25 cents, and a bit of the liver, crisply
cooked, sold or 10 rants.
Sam Hose killed Alfred Cranford, a
white farmer, near Palmetto, and out
raged his wife, 10 days ago. 1
lletnanile Cog-hlnn'e KeinoTMl.
Chicago, April 25. The Illinois
Staats Zeitnng, in a furious editorial
on Captain Coghlan's utterances at
New York, demands his removal, con
cluding: "The American government
should get lid of officers of the kind of
FOUL' CRIME IN INDIANA.
(Yealihv Woman Munlered
i'- - A ? ' Min'. . !', i ,
- Pamr, 111., April 24. The mutilated
body (If 'Miss Jane Brnnot, a wealthy
wouin of JJjuih, , Ind,,', was found
buriedjn an.' abandoned well on the
farin of liet. sister-in-fiiw'near heie to
daj'.jMrs. '.Anna Brnnot, ' her son,
Ileiiry, Brunpt,. and Fie'ileiick Sibley
iire,.uijer aiest In this City, Charged
.wui) t.hp' niuiderV,", .TliO.Jhiefof prdice
eavs that' the. pceoiistjinder" arrest'de
,coyed ' Misa Biiiiiot to the .'Jarm, and
shot fie'i, th.rppgh tjie hdlcr.Vitd buried
her bod. iii'.an. abandoned well.' " '
.. ,3tf'in8. Briino.t'i',came'to'tlii8,,city on a
visit -iabout" April' J.,',''if is sivd she
brought with liVr a WHe ; containing a
draft .lor, ',$d00''a'iid"', oilier. '.valuable?.
Neither , Mis Brunin) ltor the ,Vatite
was, ever seeij.after' 'April J. A few
lajI liter," II eh ry Briino alio,, Sibley
disappeared. The police learned thai
the two we.nt to" Indianapolis, wheie
they,, it i said'cashed a J raft for $500,
aud spent' the proceeds. ', , 'I
, Qp Jlie str.ength 61". this clew, and a
letter from Ind.aha' friends .inquiring
for Miss Brunot.'the three Inhabitants
of the Biuuot farm were arrested this
morning. .';, At 8 o'clock , the police
found Miss 'Brnnot 'a' ilecotp posed hody
in, an old , well, ' Ilerr clothing; was
found in the gat ret bt (lie farmhouse, j -
IN THE INTEREST OP SCIENCE.
i. ' ; j- ii; ' ;i. i ' irfi - ''i i ,.
An Exploring Expedition.' tO' Ha Led to
i t ,i r the HraxlllHu Ceait, .
Stnnford UisiyerBity,'.Cji., .April 24.'
Professor Alexander.) Agassi)!, , of
Harvard,: has-made -arrangements for
Dr.' Bramiar, of the geology department
here, to lead an expedition.- into South
America in the interest of science,
. The work will be upon thecoral reefs
of the Brazilian coast, extendjng from
Ceave. .nearly '. to Hie-.. -Janeiro. The
stone reefs will- be mapped; and their
relations .to the geplvttical history of
the South Ameiicpn continent will be
studied. Collections w ill be: made for
the museum ' of- compiirative' zoology
of Harvard university. .-i ;
-Professor Agassis will afterwards
pnhlioh the results. of the work in the
bulletin of .the museum of comparative
too I of y at Cambridge.: The party will
leave New Yoik about June-1, and
will return in the middle-of Suptember,
DOUBLE, TRIUMPH FOR QUAY.
- - ' 7- 7" " i
Verdict of Not (Itillty-GoTernor Atone
' Appalnte Illin Vnlted fltntee Senater.
Philadelphia, Pa.,' April 24: Mat
thew Stanley Ojiay was .today .declined
by a jury to be not guilty of thn charge
of conspiracy to una for his own unlaw
ful profit funds ot the state deposited
in the, People's bank of this city, j
The court officers were unable to
keep back "the struggling crowd thnt
pressed forward to congratulate Quay,
when the verdiot of the.juiy was an
nounced. As soon as Quay could get
away from those anxious to shake his
htiud'nnd congratulate hi in, he made
his way to the .elevator to descend to
the street from th.e 'sixth floor of the
municipal building, j Here the scenes
just enacted in the courtroom werd re
peated. Enthusiasts rushed forward
and attempted to lioisc him on their
shoulders, -but he waved them baak,
saving "Oh. no; I'm too old a man for
that."...,',. , v'. V.' " . -' ', ;
Quay walked with bis friends to the
ofh'co of bis connsel, where ho made
his escape from the piowd. 1
'''tfivriiahnrg, Pn.',' .'April 24. Shortly
lifter 'MoOii -(Jovei nor Stone hppointed
Matthew Stanley Quay as senator to
serve,1 ntitil the tiext session of tlie legis
latiire. i' ' ;'': '. ''
The nppoinftrient is addressed In the
president of '- the United States, and it
is stated in the letter to be made under
the authoiity of clause 2 of section $ of
article 1, of the constitution of the
United States. ;' '
(The clause' above 'quoted says:
" Seats of the'senatois of the
first class shall be vacated at the ex
piration of the, second year, of the sec
ond. class at the expiration of the fourth
"i'.ir; ami of the third class at the ex
piration of the sixth Teaf, so 'that tine
iliird fa ay he chosen every second y'eai;
and if vacancies happen by resignn
tion, or otherwise,' during the recess of
the legislature of any state, the execu
tive thereof may make temporary ap
pointment uittil the next' meeting of
the legislature, which shall then fill
such vacancies.")' ' ' ' ' I
ON A , TECHNICALITY. ,
The Charge of General Mllea Will Sot
.... t He Siutultied. .
Washington, April 24. The foreoast
of the beef inquiry report- indicates
that the charges of General Miles will
not be sustained, although, there is
such a mass of testimony to show that
bad beef was distributed to, (he army.
The leuHon for this will be technical.
Miles allowed nothing in his charge
against canned beef, but used the term
"embalmed beef." On this techni
cality it may be shown that the charges
were not sustained.
The people will not be convinced
that the board was not packed in the
interest of the war department. It is
also possible that there will be a de
mand for an investigation by congress
fiom those who believe that neither
the war committee nor the beef board
was unbiased. The people are not
ready to accept the reason of the two
boards, who seem to sustain Algorism
in the department.
ENTIRE PARTI DEAD
Timber Cruisers' That Left
Seaside Were Poisoned.
CAUSED UY F.ATLN'G CANNED FOOD
Bodtet ot Three of the Men Found
l'artlea Searching for the'
' v ;' , ' '' fourth.
i . ii-1 i v.-' - -1 1 ' '. '', .
...Astoiia, Or,, April 2(l,-lThat the en
tire party that left Seaside April 7 on
timber cruise are dead is an assured
fact as the bodies of three have al
ready been found and search is still in
progress' for the fourth, who was the
oldest land . weakest member of the
party. ),: '., tv-- '.'.-
As soon aa S. II. Doty's body was
found and brought into Seaside Satur
day afternoon," Louis Chance, known aa
"Indian Louie;" 'and John Burke were
engaged to start out in search of the re
mniuder of, the party, who consisted of
P. E. Heikiuau, a civil engineer, of
this city; W. T. Kad'r. a timber lo
cator, of Portland, and A. J. Cloutrie,
of Seaside, who accompanied the party
as a guide, as he was thoionghlv famil
ial with that' section of the country.
' This' afternoon "Indian Louie" re
turned with the information that they
had found the bodies of Heikman aud
Radir at ihc foot of Sugar Loaf monn
tain,, some, distance apart, and about
three, miles .from wheie Dory's body
was found. "Indian Lotiie" returned to
L'ive the news,' while Burke continued
toseaic'h for the body of Cloutrie. Ac
cording to information received, there
were ' no marks -of : violence on the
bodies,' and the,: cause of 'their' death
can at the present time only be sur
mised, but it is generally supposed that
it was the result of eating poisoned
canned meat or vegetables.
A party started out from Seaside this
aftornoou to bring back the bodies, but
i may, be several days before they will
arrive, as it is about IS miles through
a very rough countiy. Some Writing
mav be' found on one of the bodies that
may explain the cause of the cruisers'
deaths, but it now appeail quite cer
tain that they had been dead longer
than at first supposed. The last entry
in the field notes found on Doty were
dated Apiil 0, only two days after the
patty had started out from Seaside.
P. E. Heikmann was 'ii yeais ot
aire, and a native of Germany. His
father is now a major in the German
army. He came to this country about
20 years ago, and was employed foraev
eral years In the engineering depart
ment of the Union Pacific at Omaha.
- A. J. Cloutrie was 65 years of age.
He came to this county from Portland
about four years ago, and lived at Sea
side during most of the time.
"Indian Louie" today made the fol
"My opinion is that Cloutrie got
hurt in some wiy, aud they nil stayed
witli him until he died, meantime
exhausting all their provisions,
matches, eto. After Cloutrie's death
they evidently wete lost, and wandered
about seeking tu recover their bearings.
Whether the supposition that the
death of any or all of the party was
due to poisoning from canned meats or
other edibles is true, theie was noth.
inn in their surroundings to indicate
Cloutrie was one of the most practical
woodsmen iu this section of the conn-
Irv. According to the notes found on
Dotv's body, the party was th tough itl
work and on its way out."
ARMY AT CALUMPIT.
MrtcAi-thur'l TrottnR Itcfure the Hehel
Manila April ' 20. On General
Bale's advance on Culumpit 60 Fili
pinos and one American were killed.1
Hale is now before Culumpit. The
army gunboats ate of no further use to
the army beyond Mululos, and have
started bauk to Manila, -
The Americans have evacuated Ma-
lolo.i, and hold only the railroad piop-
erty,, ' ' . . s
: rrogreM of l.awiou'e Troopi. '
Manila, April 28, Although the
sticky condition of the ground, due to
rain storm, seriously impeded ; its
progress, General Lawton's column left
San .lose today, and is expected, to
reach Norzuguruv this evening.
Colonel .Snni.meiB is marching from
Bocave with two battalions each from
the On'gon'and Minnesota regiments,
three troops of cavalry and two guns,
In the meantime General MacAr
tbrtir's division is in front of Calmnpit,
preparing to attack the rebels' strong
hold, anil General Hale, with several
linns, is threatening tl e enemy's flunk,
' A few rebels between Novaliolies
and La Loinh have persistently intor:
foreil with telegraphic communication,
but the signal corps has repaired the
breaks and captured severeal prisunorB.
A small body of rebels atTaktay ws
discovered this morning by the armoiad
launch Napidan. A few shots scat
tered the rebels and drove them inland
from the lake.
All is quiet along General Hall's and
General Ovenshine's lines.
Another Cigar Helzure,
Toledo, O., April 26. Revenue bfnV
cets today seized 80,000 cigars with
counterfeit stamps.- The total seized
hii city ii now over 70,000.
HAS ENTERED A PROTEST.
Germany Takes Exception to the Utter
aneee of Captain Coghlan.
Washington, April 26. The German
government has entered a formal pro
test against the language used by Cap
tain Coghlan at the Union League
Club banquet. The protest was lodged
with Secretary Hay throuith German
Ambassador von Holleben. Secretary
Hay replied that the language could
not be regarded as official or a publio
utterance in the senBe that would war
rant the dopai Uncut in acting. How
ever, the navy department was fully
competent to take such action as the
case seemed to require.
There are semi-official intimations
that the ambassador will not so much
concern himself with the course ot
Coghlan as with the United States in
dealing with Coghlan.
Hay Exprenee Disapproval.
Berlin, April 20. It is announoed
In a semi-offloial note today that
United States Secretary of State John
Hay has expressed to the German am
bassador his strong disapproval of the
conduct of Captain - Coghlan, of the
FORTY-EIGHT NEW WARSHIPS,
Uncle Ham's Narjr Growing at
New York, April 26. A speoial to
the Tribune fiom Washington says:
The completion within a few months
of two great battle ships, the Kearsarge
and Kentucky, sarves to call attention
to the remarkable rate at which the
American navy is growing at the pres
ent time. Except among naval offi
oerB, who watch this progress, few per
sons realize that 48 warslifps are now
under construction for the United
States, involving expeditures under ex
isting contracts aggregating $33. 8116,
600 for bulla and machinery alone.
These vessels, when equipped ready
for sea. will have cost over 150,000,
000, Eight of them are first-class sea
going battle-ships, as good as any
afloat, without taking into atcount the
superiority of the gunners, machinists
and officers to man them. Sixteen are
torpedo-boat destroyers, averaging 20
knots speed; lor are heavy harbor
defense monitors; one is a sister cruis
er to the New Orleans, and 18 are torpedo-boats.
HAS AN AXE TO GRIND.
John Bull Will tint Abrogate Clayton
ttulwer Treaty fur Nothing.
New York, April 26. A special to
the Herald fiom Washington tuys: Al
though willing lo abrogate the Clayton
Bulwor treaty, Great Britain hat made
it plain to the United Slates that she
expects an equivalent in return for her
action. This equivalent will be exact
ed during the negotiations of the
American-Canadian commission, which
is to resume sessions in Washington in
It is because of a demand for con
cessions equal in value tc that which
will be given to the United States in
the abrogation of the Clayton-Bulwer
treaty that the negotiations have not
progressed with the pioniptneso at first
It is apparent to the ofiioials now
that Great Britain proposes to una the
proposition to abrogate the treaty to
further its own aims in connection
with the settlement of the AluskaiT
boundary and recipiocity questions.
Gieut Biitain is determined to make
every efloit to secure entry to the
Northwest Teiritory through Alaska,
and the United States is not willing to
give it to her. It may be, therefore.
that Blie will suggest that in return for
such an outlet she will surrender all
her rights in the Nicaragua!! canal.
President MuKinley and Secretary
Hay have determined not to enter into
any negotiations with - either Costa
Rica or Nicaragua respecting the Nic
aragua canal until the new isthmlun
canal commission has submitted its re
port. The Nicaiagua canal commission
will report within a short time, and
the presiJent will theu announce the
peisonnel of the isthmian commission.
The now commission will then proceed
to Panama and later to Nicaragua, and
it Is the expectation of the president
that It will submit its teport in time
for consideration early in the next ses
sion of congress. , ... ..
WORK OF A MOB.
The Alleged Antiunion ot Nam Hose
Hanged Neur Palmetto.
Palmetto, Ga., Apiil 26. The body
ot Ligu Strickland, the negro preacher
who waa Implicated In the Cranford
murder by Sam ' Hose, was found
swinging to the llmh of a ' persimmon
tree within a mile and a quarter of
this place early , today. Bofore death
was allowed to end the sufferings of the
negro, Ins ears were cut otr, and the
small linger of the left hand wa9 sev
ered at the second joint. ' Those tro
phies were in Palmetto today. On the
chest ol the negro was a scrap of blood
stained papor fastened with an ordi
nary pin. ,
On one side of this paper was writ-
ton: ".New York Journal, We muBt
protect our ladles, 23-09." The other
side of the paper contained a warning
to the negroes of the neighborhood. It
read as folows: "Beware, darkies.
You will bo treated the Bame way."
Before being finally lynched, Strick
land was given a chance to confess to
the misdeeds of which the mob sup
posed him to be guilty, but he protest
ed his innocence until the end.