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Oregon Gity Courier.
A. W. CHENEY, Publisher.
OREGON CITY OREGON
NEWS OF THE WEEK
Interesting; Collection of Current Eventr
In "Condensed Form From
David Seeley has been arrested in
Kalamazoo, Mich., accused of bigamy.
Since his arrest nine wives have put in
n appearance. All but one were
widows, whose property he had sold.
In the United States supreme court
an opinion was handed down in a case
involving the constitutionality of the
territorial law fixing a day's work in
smelters and mines in the territory at
eight hours. The court held that the
law was an exercise of the state's police
powers. The decision of the supreme
court of Utah was affirmed.
The entire system of the government
inspection of meat which has been
established in the packing-houses of the
United States was declared to be uncon
stitutional, ineffective and void in an
opinion handed down in the United
States district court by Judge John P.
Rogers, federal judge at Fort Smith,
Ark., sitting for Judge Phillips.
Ine navy department has just com
pleted the allotment among the states
of the appropriation of $50,000 made
for the assistance of the naval militia
organizations. The allotments are
smaller this year than heretofore, ow
ine to the fact that while the organiza
tion are increasing in number, hence
the effort now being made to seoure
from congress an increase of $60,000,
Senator Wilson, 01 Washington, says
that the amendment of Representative
Ellis, which has been proposed to his
bill to settle the land claims and con
tests with the Northern Pacific, will
result in defeating all legislation re la
tive to the matter. .Neither bill can
go through, he declares, if they are to
be amended. The senator hopes to get
his provision made a part of the sundry
According to a report plooed before
President McKinley there are now
available for military duty in the
United States 10,078,716 able-bodied
mon, and of these 112,082 are already
in the militia, forming the nucleus of
tremendous fighting force. This is
without considering the skeleton
United Status army, whioh could on
ehort notice recruit up to 100,000 men.
It can be stated positively no river
and harbor bill will bo reported at this
session of congress. The house lead
ers are opposed to more river and har
bor bills, and the friends of the bill on
the committee believe it will be better
to wait until the short session after the
congressional elections next fall, when
a complete and comprehensive bill can
be reported, rather than attempt to
pass an inadequtae bill at this session.
Senator MoBrido of Oregon, has re
ported from the committee on com
merce his amendment to the diplo
mats and consular appropriation bill,
providing for a consulate at Vladivo
stock, with a salary of $2,500, and also
for a oonsulate at Rossland, B. C, at a
salary of $2,000. These amendments
Senator McBrido intends to urge before
the senate when the diplomatic and
consulate appropriation bill h consid
ered. " In view of the .warlike preparations
being made by Chile, the government
of Argentina has decided to purchase
three warships and arms for 150,000
men. The people of Argentina are en
thusiastic over the possibilities of war.
.Many public officials have offered to
give purt of their salaries for buying
warships. It is not generally believed
that war is imminent, but the people
consider it their duty to prepare for an
emergency in case Chile should refuse
to fulfill her promises in the boundary
The steamer El. lor plying between
Portland and Alaska ports, reports an
exceed inly rough trip down. The sea
was the worst the crew and officers of
tlio Elder have ever encountered, and,
owing to her being without ballast, all
' control of the vessel was lost, and it
was only owing to the vigilance of the
officers that sho was saved from going
with a crash on one of the thousands of
small islands in this district. She was
forced to remain at sea for 30 hours.
The gale, while it lasted, was tcrrillo,
and attained u velocity of at least 100
miles an hour. The vessel's propeller
blades were broken and mio whs coin
veiled to lay over at Nauaimo for
At Philadelphia tho birthday anni
versary of George ashington was com
memorated with appropriate exercises
at the Academy of Mimic. The feature
of the day was on address to the stu
dents of the university of Pennsylvania,
delivered by President McKinley. The
president paid an eloquent tribute to
the memory of the Father of Our
Country, and from his life and deeds
drew a lesson as to the duties of the
American people of todav. At Chi
cago, ex-President llarrrison delivered
an address before the union league
Club, choosing as his subject, "Tho
Duties of Wealth." At numerous other
cities the occasion was appropriately
Hon. Ranford B, Dole, president of
the republic of Hawaii, was tendered a
public reception at Shu Francisco at tho
liHinbcr of commerce, and met with a
irordittl and flattering recognition on the
3'rt of the crowds of people.
Secretary Gage points with a good
del of interest to the fact that tho cus
toms receipts for this fiscal year at last
have overtaken the receipts for the
rfime 3Striod of the prior fiscal year
"The totffWeoelpts for this fiscal year
nave reached 53.ustf,ov.
CORBETT CASE ENDED,
The Senate Decides Against the Gov
Washington, March 2. Former Vice-
President Stevensoa was a visitor on
the senate floor at the opening of the
session today. A bill extending the
time for the construction of a bridge
across the Missouri at Yankton, S. D.,
Hoar, chairman of the judiciary com
mittee, moved the senate nonconcur in
the house amendments to the bank
ruptcy Dill and that a committee of
conference be appointed.
Stewart objected to the appointment
of a committee on conference and the
matter went over until tomorrow.
Hon. II. W. Corbett was today de
nied admission to the senate as a sena
tor from Oregon on the appointment
by the governor, by the decisive vote
of 50 to 19. Speeches were made to
day against the admission of- Corbett
by Bacon (Ga.) and BnrrowB (Mich.)
and in favor of his admission by Mor
gan (Ala.). After disposing of the
Corbett case, the senate began the con
sideration of the Alaska homestead and
railway right of way bill, and had not
concluded it whon it adjourned.
The house passed the sundry civil ap
propriation bill today after a four days'
debate. The most important action to
day was the elimination of an appro
priation for representation at the Paris
exposition on a point of order. The
sudden change of sentiment in the
house, whioh is often witnessed when
members go on record, was twice illus
trated today. On Friday last the house
in committee of the whole, where there,
is no record of the, vote, knocked out a
provision in the bill for an appropria
tion to pay those who furnish the gov
ernment with information relative to
violaters of the internal revenue laws,
and today, in committee an extra
month's pay was voted to the employes
of the house. Both of these proposi
tions commandod a very respeotable
majority in the committee, but when
the members voted on roll calls in the
house, both of them were overwhelm
Several minor bills were passed after
the sundry civil bill was passed.
Millions for Defense.
Washington, March 2. Representa
tive Bromwell (Rep. O.) today intro
duced in the house the following reso
lution: "That the secretary of the navy be
and is hereby authorized, whenever in
his judgment it shall become expedi
ent for the best interests of the coun
try to do so, to seoure options upon and
consummate the purchase of such bat
tle-ships, cruisers, rams, torpedo-boats
or other form of naval vessels as are of
the most modern type, and ready .for
mmcdiate use, together with the nec
essary armament and equipment for
the same, as in his judgment are nec
essary to plaoe the naval strength of
the country upon a proper footing for
immediate hostilities with any foreign
power with which the same may bo
threatened, and for the purpose of con
summating such purchases there is
hereby appropriated the Bum of $20,-
000,000 to be immediately available."
The resolution was referred to the
SEVENTEEN ARE DEAD.
An Epidemic Sweeping Over the
Nanaimo, B. 0 March 2. The
steamer Oregon arrived here this after
noon from Skagway and Dyea. She
md a number of passongors who are re
turning homo disgusted with Alaska.
Before the Oregon loft Skagwav, 17
deaths from cerebro spinal meningitis
were reported in 24 hours.
Among the dead, the only names as
certained were B. Austrundor, of Port
land, Or.; . Montello.of Des Moines,
la. J Jones Hawbacher, of Astoria, Or
George Baker, of Everett, Wash.; a
child named Atkins, of Albany, and a
boy named Anderson.
Dr. O. B. Estes, of Astoria, who was
a passenger on the Oregon, predicts
that the number of deaths will soon
run into the hundreds.
Tho steamer Mamio reports that a
steamship caught on fire in Scinour
narrows. Her name was not obtaina
ble, but it is thought that she was
from Vancouver, B. C. The fire was
extinguished and the steamer proceeded
Itchi-lus; Hen Neliures.
Washington, March 2. Tho presi
dent today sent to the senate a full rec
ord of tho proceedings between tho
United States and Great Britain in the
arbitration relating to tho compensa
tion for the seizure of British ships in
Behring son under the treaty of 18U3.
Tho collection of documents includes
the correspondence and notes of a dip
lomatic character bearing on the sub
ject, but most of these bear date prior
to the making of tho award. A state
ment of the government counsel, Don
M. Dickinson, Robert Lansing and
Charles B. Warren, is appended, in
which they Bay.
"If there are serious questions as to
the validity of the award in tho light
of precedent and authority, in view of
the history of the controversy, and in
the exitsing conditions, as well as be
cause of the comparatively small
amount of the aggregate awarded, we
venture to express tho hope that the re
sult will be accepted by our govern
ment." Mystery at Key West.
Key West, March 9. The order for
bidding soldiers to go into town was re
ci tided this afternoon. No explanation
has been furnished, and there seems to
be some mystification at this unprece
Turkish Uread Kiots.
Constantinople, March 8. Serious
bread riots have taken place at Galli
pot i, here a mob attempted to burn the
government office. The police made
86 arrests. .
LEAGUE ISLAND YARD
Four Warships Nearly Ready
for Active Service.
THE WORK OF ENLISTING MEN
Great Activity at Watervllet Arsenal-
Monitor Terror 'In New York
Harhor War Rumors.
Philadelphia, March 1. League
island navy-yard literally swarmed
with visitors today, in consequence of
the report from Washington that the
cruisers uoiumma anu Minneapolis,
the double-turreted monitor Miantono
moh, and the ram Katahdin, had been
ordered to go into commission, with
dispatch. Both cruisers have skeleton
crews aboard, while the monitor has
been lying at her dock for several years,
and the Katahdin since last winter.
None 6f the naval officials at the yard
weuld say anything relating to the fu
ture movement of the vessels, but from
workmen it was learned the commis
sion orders had been issued. This
was borne out by the fact that all day
a large force of men in the construction
and repair departments were actively
at work on the Miantonomoh and the
Katahdin. Visitors were kept off these
boats, and only those having friends
among the officers and crew of the
cruisers were allowed on board.
The repairs to the monitor are all of
a minor nature, and will be completed
in a day or two. Over 20 men have
already been detailed for her, and it is
said her full complement of 150 will be
made up as rapidly as possible.
A large force was busy on the Katah
din, removing her ventilating appar
atus and fitting her with steam pipes.
This work will only take a few days.
The navy department intends to get
the vessels ready for sailing' at a mo
ment's notice. Late this afternoon
steam was gotten up on board of the
monitor for the purpose of testing her
boilers. In one of the lofts, nearly 100
men were at work on small spars and
Everything is .shipshape on the Min
neapolis and Columbia, and beyond
filling up their complement of officers
and men, and taking coal and provi
sions, nothing remains to be done.
This will consume about five days at
the moHt, and then both vessels will
be ready for active servioe.
The work of enlisting men will con
tinue until. orders to stop have been re
cevied from Washington. Captain
Casey, the commandant, said he did
not know for what vessel the men now
being enlisted are wanted. The roster
was simply being filled up, and he did
not know how many men were wanted,
or where the recruits would be as
At Watervllet Arsenal.
Albany, N. Y., March 1. The great
es;t activity since the Rebellion is wit
nessed at the Watervllet arsenal. The
entire force is working night and day.
Friday night was received an order for
the shipment of two carloads of 12-inoh
projectiles to Fort Hamilton, with the
greatest possible haste. Yesterday they
were dispatched. Orders have also
been recevied for the shipment of all
projectiles now on hand to the several
forts about New York, and to forward
all complete guns as speedily as possi
bio to the proving grounds at Sandy
Hook. Such an order has not boon
received at Watervliet since the close
of the war. It is thought that the last
six loads of projectiles will be shipped
during the present week.
A Key West Kuinor.
' Key West, March 1. The latest
story as to tho way the juaine was
blown up is contained in a lottor for
warded by a secret Cumin oiuub, in
Havana, to J. M. Govin. a Cuban in
surgont agont here. Govin received it
in the ordinary course of mail. It was
written, in English, but was signed
"Maquinista," (Machinist). After
long preamblo, saying that the writer
knew the Maine s fate was due to
Spanish plot, the letter goes on to say
that in an old warehouse at Santa Cut
alina, 200 yards from where the Maine
was moored, some diving apparatus
had been hidden, and from this base
two divers had worked bv night and
filled tho torpedo holes of the Maine
with dynamite cartridges connected
with a battery to the land, by whioh
the cartridges were exploded. Ac
cording to the letters, the divors wore
to have been paid a large sum, which
has not been forthcoming.
Cubans in Key West say that the in
vcstigation in Havana has tended to
confirm the statements of the letter,
which will go before the court of in
quiry. An officer of the Maine, whose
attention was called to the story today
asserted positively to the correspond
out that the torpedo-holes of the Maine
had not been opened during her stay
m the harbor.
The naval board of inquiry arrived
today, and will begin its sessions to
Orders for the Alllnnre.
Portsmouth, N. H., March 1. The
first positive orders received at Ports
mouth navy-yard since the blowing up
of the Maine were received today
when orders came to send the warship
Alliance to sea on April 1. She will
bo put in first-class repair by that time.
The Terror in New York Harbor
New oik, March 1. The monitor
Terror passed in at quarantine at 13:50
this morning and anchoied oft Tomp-
kinsville at 1:05.
Wyoming Militia Orders.
Denver, March 1. A special to the
News from Laramie, Wyo., says: J.
Fred Hesse, jr., captain of company A
W. N. G., has received orders from
Colonel Frank A. Foote, of Evanston
to get his company and equipment in
readiness lor service on short notice.
A CLASH MAY FOLLOW.
Inflammatory Circulitrs lielng Scattered
New York, March 2. The World
prints the following circular, which it
iys is being distributed on the streets
"Spaniards Without Conditions
Long live Spain with honor. . It is
ime we leave at one side lying decep-
ionB and puerile fears. It is neces
sary, even if we all sucoumb in the
ht, not to stand the impositions of
that proud and ambitious nation
which at every moment, taking advan
ce of the weakness of the liberal gov
ernment, menaces us and throws down
the gauntlet. Providence is taking our
part, and if not, see what has hap
pened to that vessel to which they con
fided all their power.
It is necessary to go to the ballot-
box to offer all obstacles to autono
mists, because with them and their
coming into power things have occur
red that never happened when we (con
servatives) were in power.
Under the new colonial system has
occurred the accident to the Maine.
They have allowed the dead of a hos
tile nation to be plaoed in the palace
and a thousand other things to bring
us conflicts. ' So we repeat the phrases
of the orator Romero Rubio, We will
go anywhere except to autonomy; and
let us also take note that the valiant
General Weyler, whom we ought to
elect a deputy for Havana, second us.
We have on our side the army, the
volunteers, the navy and the people.
What do you do, that you allow
yourselves to be insulted in this man
ner? Do you not see what they have
done to us by removing our brave and
beloved Weyler? At this hour he
would have niade an end of this vile
nsurgent rabble that tramps on our
flag and on our honor. They force au
tonomy on us to cast us aside and give
the positions of honor and command to
those w'ho initiated this rebellion
these ill-born autonomists, ingrate sons
of our beloved land. And last, these
dirtv Yankees, who, meddle in our
affairs, humiliating us to the last de
gree, as a further taunt send us one of
the war vessels of their rotten navy,
after insulting us in their newspapers
in our own house.
"Spaniards, the time of action has
arrived. Slumber not. Let us show
those vile traitors that we have not yet
lost honor, and that we know how to
protect it with energy of a worthy and
Death to the Americans I Death to
aiitonomyll Long live Spainl Long
BUSINESS IN HAVANA.
The Maine Court of Inquiry Will Keturu
Washington, March 2. At the close
of offioe hours a telegram came to the
navy department from Admiral Sieard
at Key West, in the following terms:
"Key West, March 2. To the Secre
tary of the Navy, Washington: Court
of inquiry will commence session at
Key West today. They must resume
session at Havana to receive reports
from divers, after further work on the
The important feature of this is the
declaration that the court will return to
Havana. It sets at rest the rumors
that have been current for days past,
that the court was not to return to
Havana, for the reason that it had dis
covered the cause of the sinking of the
Maine, which was not an accident, and
that they had consequently no further
business in Havana. One important
deduction to be drawn from the message
was that the report of the court of in
quiry can scarcely be expeoted for sev
eral weeks to come.
The court will be occupied at Key
West for peveral days at least in taking
the testimony of the survivors there.
Then, upon the return to Havana, it is
expected that a good deal of time must
elapse before the divers can get through
the mud which now encompasses the
lower patt of the wreck of the Maine,
and examine the bottom. After this is
dono, the court must deliberate in order
to secure an agreement upon their find
ings. The prevalent belief at the navy
department is that up to this moment
the court has not undertaken to com
pare notes and endeavor to reach such
LITTLE WORK DONE.
Divers Experience Great Dittieulty in
( Recovering liodies.
Havana, March 2. Little work was
dono today by the divers from the tug
Right Arm. Captain Magee, who is in
charge, seemed to lack authority from
the wrecking people or others, and is
indisposed to work on his own judg
ment, except in smaller details.
Captain Sigsbee was on board the
light-house tender Fern until 2 o'clock
this afternoon. He waited for the
Spanish divers but they did not appear.
Captain Sigsbee thinks Spain haa a
moral and international right to make
an independent examination, and he
will give the Spanish divers such facil
ities as are possible. Captain Sigsbee
hopes the survey steamer Bachewill re
turn to the TortugaB tomorrow or the
next day with all the Maine's wounded
leTft here, and he also hopes to send on
the Baohe hereafter the remains of the
deud recovered in a condition making
it possible to place them in coffins.
The difficulty experienced in recovering
the bodies is not understood by any but
the divers. The latter yesterday worked
for three hours trying to bring out one
body intact, and one of the divers had
a bail fall, and several got their air
Even then they could not extricate
the remains. The principal efforts of
the divers are now directed toward
clearing the upper wreckage, smoke
stacks, decks, guns, hatches, bridges,
cranes and gratings. Then, if at all,
all the dead can be removed.
In Ptolemy's time any one who
killed a cat was pat to death.
A STRICT CENSORSHIP
..France Denies Right of Free
Speech and Free Press.
MELINE'S OFFICIAL WARNING
Several Newspapers Notified to Cease
Discussing Dreyfus Campaign
Paris, Feb. 28. The new dictator
ship has decided to suppress the free
dom of speech and the freedom of the
This decision was announced by
Meline in the chamber of deputies this
Four newspapers tonight were noti
fied that unuless they cease disoussing
the Dreyfus campaign tomorrow they
will be rigorously prosecuted.
A number of correspondents of for
eign newspapers were warned that un
less they abandon their hostile dis
patches they will be expelled from
It is even asserted that Blowitz, the
correspondent of the London Times,
was also warned.
Beoause of his courageous aotion
as an officer in the war department
and in the Zola trial, Colonel Picquart,
by a decree issued tonight. was expelled
from the army and plaoed under three
years of police surveillance.
The lawyer who advised him has
been suspended from the bar.
Esterhazy has received offioial per
mission to prosecute Mathieu Dreyfus.
The announcement was made that
more rigorous measures of the same
high-handed policy will soon be prom
ulgated. Concluding his official warn ing, Me
"I trust it will be understood that il
the agitation continues after yester
day s verdict we shall be in the pres
ence of a party issue. Enough evil has
already -' been done internally. The
life of the nation has been checked.
A part of the foreign press denounces
us. This muBt be stopped, in the in
terests of peace, of the army, and of
our foreign relations. The government
must deal with the wound it desires
to heal, and it will impose silence
upon everybody. It will take suoh dis
ciplinary measures as the circum
stances demand. Nobody can continue
the agitation in good faith, and after
tomorrow the government will sup
press all attempts to continue it. The
government is applying the laws at its
disposal, and if the weapons are iiiBuffi
cient, it will ask for more." (Great
tumult). "The vote of this house will
prove that when patriotism is involved,
there are no parties. Everybody ral
lies under that flag."
A CUT AT SAN FRANCISCO.
The Canadian Pacific Makes Low Bat
to the East.
San Francisco, Feb. 28. The Cana
dian Pacific threw a bombshell into the
camp of the American railroad agents
this morning by announcing that tick
ets would be sold from San Franciscc
to New York via Vancouver at $4C
first-class and $80 second-class. The
lowest first-class rates by the Centra
and Union Pacifio are $79. Agents
here say that east-bound business by
the Canadian road is slight at this sea'
Bon, and they don't fear demoralization
but they recognize the danger to Klon
dike business if these rates are enforces
in the East. In fact, the Southern
Pacifio will have to meet the out or see
all Klondike travel go to Victoria and
Seattle. Everything depends on the
Chicago meeting. If the Canadian Pa
oitic cannot be placated then the South
em Pacific will be compelled to cut the
present rates nearly in half.
Crushed to Deuth.
San Francisco, Feb. 28. Charles
Lapan, superintendent of construction
on the Call building, was instantly
killed this afternoon, in the freight
elevator on the Third-street side of the
Lappan was at work in the base
ment, and stepped on the freight eleva
tor. It is believed he pulled the wrong
rope, and when the elevator started up;
attempted to jump out. His body was
caught between the floor of the eleva
tor and the first floor and was terribly
crushed. Death must have been in
stantaneous, for his whole chest was
crushed to a pulp.
Will Not Sell Cuba.
London, Feb. 28. The Standard's
Madrid correspondent says that he has
found by an exhaustive canvass that all
parties are amazed and indignant at
the suggestion that Spain should sell
Cuba, saying that it meant that the
monarchy would be menaced by an ir
resistable popular movement supported
by the army and navy. The financiers
make the practical objection that, as
the Cuban debt is almost entirely held
by Spaniards, the price suggested
would not satisfy half the compensa
tion required. None of the ministers
would entertain the suggestion.
Shipments From Canadian Tolnts.
Ottawa, Feb. 28. The Canadian
government has decided to permit Can
adian goods to be shipped from Van
couver and Victoria in American ves
sels free of duty by St. Michaels to the
Yukon for the coming season. An or
der to this effect has been sent to the
customs offioe on the coast. The order
applies to the Yukon route by St Mi
chaels, and does not include Skagway.
Tacoma, Feb. 28. The Midnight
Sun is the name of a tiny craft about
to sail for Alaska from Tacoma. The
boat is flat bottomed, 24 feet long,
feet wide and 2 feet deep, provided
with side paddle-wheels, a two-horse
power boiler and a steam engine. Only
her two owners will go in her witb
SHOT AT KING GEORGE.
Desperate Attempt of Would-Be-Assas.
( sins, Who Escaped.
Athens, March 1. An unsuccessful
attempt was made today to assassinate
King George. The king was returning
from Phaleron, at 6 o'clock in the
evening in a landau, accompanied by
the Princess Maria, when two men,
who were hidden in a ditch alongside
the road, opened fire with guns upon
the occupants of the carriage. The
first shot missed, but the second wound
ed a footman in the arm. Ihe coach
man whipped up his horses and the
royal party dashed away at a gallop.
The miscreants fired seven more shots
after them, none of which took effect,
and the king and the princess returned
to the palace unhurt.
The king states that one or the assas
sins was dressed in gray clothing, and
his majesty declares he could easily
identify him. When the seoond shot-
whizzed past the carriage, the king:
rose and stood in front of his daughter,
in order to shield her. One of the
horses was slightly wounded. One of
the assailants knelt in the middle of
the road and aimed Btraight at the
king, who noticed that the man's hand
was shaking. The shot missed, and the
king had a clear view of this man, who
his majesty fays was barely 20 years
old. He continued to fire after the
carriage until it was out of range. Hia-
companion did not leave the ditch.
BLOWN ON THE FLATS.
The Oregon Struck by a Terrlflo Gale las
Seattle, March 1. The steamer. To-
peka arrived here tonight from Juneau.
The officers of the Topeka report that
in a terrific wind storm at Juneau last
Sunday the steamship Oregon was
blown ashore on Juneau flats. She
was lying in Juneau harbor at anchor
when the gale struck, her, and, after
straining at her anchors for some time,
she began to drag, and then at tremen
dous speed Bhe was hurled on the flits.
Several horses were thrown heavily
against the Bide of the vossel as slia
struck, and some were killed. All
day she lay in that position, the pas
sengers suffering terribly, as during the
gale a dense snow Btorm raged. The
thermometer registered 8 degrees below
zero, and the fierce wind was piercing
cold. When the gale abated, at high
tide, the vessel was floated. Fortun
ately, the flats are soft, and the Oregon
Buffered no injury.
LA CHAMPAGNE SAFE.
Anchored Off the Newfoundland lianks
With Shaft Broken.
New York, Maroh 1. The Holland
American line steamer Rotterdam, from
Rotterdam, arrived at quarantine to
night, with Third Officer George Una
worth and nine seamen of the overdue
French liner La Champagne, who were
picked up from a lifeboat Thursday,
February 24, in- latitude .43.10 north,
longitude 57 west. The men, when
taken aboard the Rotterdam, were in a
helpless condition, having been in the
ship's lifeboat for six days and nights.
The men were all more or less frost
bitten. Unsworth stated that La Champagne
broke her tail-end shaft Thursday, Feb
ruary 17, at 5 P. M., in latitude 45.27,
longitude 51.53. The steamer being;
helpless, Captain Perrott anohored.
Tho steamer was on the edge of the
Newfoundland banks, and there being a
possibility of the steamer not being
picked up in her position, Captain Per
rott deoided to send a lifeboat in search
La Champagnt carried 304 passen
gers, and was nearly two weeks overdue.
BURNED AT SEA.
Terrible Experience of Crew and Pas
sengers of Steamer Legislator.
Boston, March 1. The British
steamer Legislator, Captain Tennant,
bound from Liverpool for Colon, was
burned at sea February 16, in latitude
81:23 north, longitude 44:10 west.
The fire broke out February 13, and
burned fiercely for three days, during1
which time Fireman Thomas Roberta
was burned to death, Second Officer
James Bateman and Seaman William
Angell were drowned by the capsizing
of a boat, Third Officer Martin and
Steward John Gaffney went adrift in a
boat, and Chief Cook Fred E. Lee,
crazed by fearful burns, jumped over
board. The rest of the crew of 80
men, with two passengers, Dr. Morti
mer and wife, of London, were rescued
by the fruit steamer Flowergate and
brought to this port, arriving here to
day. Four of the crew, Chief Engineer
Traugher, Second Engineer John Hol
den, Fourth Engineer Robert Milne and
Charles Ibbittson, were so severely in
jured that they were taken to the ma
rine hospital upon arriving at this port.
Ilolden isnot expected to live.
Seven Young People Killed.
Chicago, March 1. An omnibus
containing nine persons, eight of whom
were young men and women, who were
on their way to attend a party in the
hotel at Blue Island, was struck by a
Grand Trunk passenger train at the
Western avenue crossing south of Blue
Island, at 0 o'clock tonight, and six of
the pleasure-seekers were killed almost
instantly. None escaped serious in
jury. The train was running at a high
rate of speed, and approached the cros
sing after rounding a sharp curve.
Alfred Tennyson's Brother.
London, March 1. Frederick Ten
nyson, eldest brother , of the late poet
laureate, diod yesterday.
The Kunei Filibusters.
Tampa, Fla., March 1.' General
Emile Nunez, Dr. Nunez, J. Ecartaya,
John O'Brien and five members of the
last Cuban expedition, arrived here
this afternoon from Key West. Mr.
Ecartaya reports matters on the island
as satisfactory to the Cuban cause.