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OREGON CITY COURIER
OREGON CITY HERALD
A. V. CHENEY Publish,
i Comprehensive Review of the Import-
, ant Happening! of the Fust Week
v r Called From the Telegraph Columns.
The first detachment of the Seven
teenth has left Columbus for New
York, en route to the Philippines.
The entire military department of
Santa Clara, Major-General J. C. Bates
commanding, is quiet. Twenty-seven
thousand Spaniards still remain in the
vicinity of Cienfuegos, but one trans
port has loaded and 13 others are ex
pected to arrive at an early date. It
is impossible, however, that the evacu
ation will be completed much before
the middle of February.
Great fear is felt for the safety of
the naptha launch Paul Jones, hailing
from Louisville, which left the mouth
of the Mississippi river January 8 for
Pensaoola, Fla., with a partv of ladies
and gentlemen from Chicago and In
dianapolis on board. Nothing has been
heard there of the launch, and one of
the fastest tugs has left to make a thor
ough search on the Gulf.
A train of empty cars on the Oregon
Short Line, while leaving Butte, ran
into an open switch near the city, and
crashed into a switch engine. Both
engines and some of the cais were
wrecked The crew of the train and
that of the switch engine all jumped.
Conductor Joseph Giant, of the freight,
was thrown under the wreck and
killed. Fireman Dowling was injured.
The rest escaped unhurt.
Official dispatches from Ho Ho, is
land of Panay, indicate that the na
tifes are disposed to be friendly, al
though absolutely opposed to the land
ing of the United States forces without
order from Malolos, the seat of the so
called Filipino native government.
Some of the officials at Ilo Ilo are not
in accord with the revolutionary gov
ernment, but are willing to accept an
American protectorate, and will go to
state the case to Aginaldo if furnished
transportation by the Americans.
The Berlin correspondent of the Lon
don TimeB quotes from the Cologne
Gazette that ".rumors as to the annex
ation of Vauva, one of the Friondly
islands, by Germany, are an invention
of those who desire to stir up ill-feeling
between Germany and the United
States. Ho says, however, as the
Cologne Gazette was among the most
native originally sproading ruports of
German's intention to annex the Phil
ippines, its excessive indignation in
the present instance is somewhat over
Eev. Dr. William Maxwell Blaok
btirn, president of Huron college at
Pierre, S. D., died at tho age of 65
Margaret Livingston Chanler and
Anna Bonling, lieroio women who
served without pay as nurses in Porto
Rico during the war, have been recom
mended for that rare honor, the thanks
It is reported from Peking that
Russia has demanded a lease of the
Miao Tao islands as a torpedo station.
These islands lie nomas tire entrance
of tho Gulf of Pe-Chi-Li, south of Port
Arthur. Tho acquisition of those
islands would still futthor strengthen
Russia's hold on the approaches to
The quartermaster's department la
preparing to disinter and bring to this
country the remains of the 1,300 heroes
of the Spanish war who were either
killed by bullets or died of fuver in
Cuba and Porto Rico. Colonel Moore,
assistant quartermaster-general, says
the expedition of disinterment is we'l
Senator Teller, of Colorado, has In
troduced a hill for the amendment of
the war-revenue act, so as to provide
for a tax upon the actual value or sell
ing prices instead of the nominal
value of certain stocks. The bill is in
tended to rolieve the cheaper mining
stocks from what is claimed to be an
enormous burden upon them.
A petition from ex-Queen Lilionka
lani of Hawaii has been presented to
the house, protesting ngaiiiBt the Unit
ed Statos' assertion of ownership to the
crown lands of Hawaii as taking of
property without due process of law,
and appealing to tho president, con
gress and the people for a restoration
of those lands. A like petitiou was
presented to the sonato.
A Havana cahlo to the Now York
World says: "Tim graves of the Maine
victims in tho Havana cemetery are
neglected. Two small, sickly shrubs,
one weather-beaten pot with a dead
jilant and two blasted stalks of three
slips aro all there is to show that any
thing has been done in this beautiful
burial place for our nation's dead. A
month ago, upon the interment of sonio
fiailors of the Resolute, their comrades
put an 18x24 inch calico American flag
on tho mound. This little faded flag
is the only thing given by either the
Briny or tho navy,
j Minor News Items.
Trcsidont Snow, of the Mormon
church, says the law against polygamy
Js being strictly obeyed in Utah."
' The Miller Electric Construction
company of PittHburg, Pa., has Invent
ed now plan for utilising the power
of Niagara falls.
Six convicts driven mart by idleness,
were taken from tho King's oonnty
penitentiary in New York to asylums
for tho criminal inbano.
Gold has been discovered In the
rfands of the Umatilla river, 40 miles
from Pendleton, Or.
A state funeral almost majestic in its
impreesiveness was given the late Rep
resentative Dingley in the house of rep
resentatives. A Madrid dispatch says the premier,
Senor Sagasta, in an interview de
clared that he only awaited the United
States senate's ratificatioin of the peace
treaty to oonvoke the cortes.
The new Panama Canal Company
was given a hearing before the house
committee on commerce. The 'hearing
was in accordance with a reoent deter
mination of the committee to hear all
persons concerned in an isthmian canal.
King Humbert, of Italy, has signed
a decree amnestying or reducing the
punishment of the rioters who took
part in the disturbances last spring.
About 700 persons who were sentenced
by court-martial and about 2,000 who
were condemned by civil courts have
The secretary of the interior has for
warded to the senate the papers bear
ing upon the proposition to remove the
Northern Cheyenne Indians from their
reservation in Northern Montana to
the Crow reservation. The seoretary
states that the Cheyennes are averse to
the change, and he recommends that
they be allowed to remain where they
Are, and that legislation be enacted
looking to the improvement of their
Herr Schmidt, a socialist member of
the German reiohstag, has voluntar
ily informed the public prosecutor at
Madgeburg that he was solely respons
ible for the publication in the Social
ist'Volks Stimme, of the article pur
porting to be a conversation between
the Prince of Bagdad and his tutor, on
account of whioh the editor, Herr Au
gust Mueller, was sentenced last week
to 49 months' imprisonment on the
charge of lese majeste. The whole
case must now be reopened. The
Madgeburg court interpreted the alle
gory of whioh Herr Schmidt confesses
the authoriship as an insult to the sec
ond son of Emperor William, Prince
A most daring attempt was mndo by
three youths of Boise, Idaho, to wreck
the Oregon Short Line pay-cur a short
distance west ot Mountain Home. A
heavy log chain had been tied around
the traok, but was tortunately dis
covered and removed by some section
men before tho pay-car passed the
point, .A search was instituted in the
neigh horhood, which resulted in find
ing: Km met Allen, Hugh Ereen and
John Richardson, boys of Bofgo, rang
ing from 16 to 18 years of age, fn hid
ing near by. They subsequently con
fessed to the attempt at wrecking the
pay-car for the purpose of getting the
money. They are now in jail at
A cable censorship has been estab
lished by the United States government
Commissary-General Eagan has sent
to the war investigating commission a
revised statement in plage of that oiig
inally made in response to Miles'
charges. He has omitted the objection
Austria's hesitancy in raising the
rank of her diplomatic mission to the
United States is due entirely to her de
sire not to give offense to Spain. In
formation to this effeot is in the posses
sion of the state department.
West Point appointments are to be
made by the present congress. One
will be from the first Oregon. The list
will include eight oadets, all of whom
must enter West Point next June. No
further vacancies will be filled until
1800, when .68 cadets will be named.
The present class will graduate Febru
Commodore Watson, now in com
mand at the Mare island navy-yard,
has applied for the oommand of the
Asiatic station to succeed Admiral
Dewey, when that officer shall have
oeaBed duty. Dewey will retire from
active servioe next December, provid
ing the law be not amended in his in
terest. Brench sentiment is once more being
worked up against the United States
on aooount of the Spanish war. Hos
tile newspaper criticism, which tem
porarily was shut down by the victor
ies of Manila and Santiago, is now re
assuring itself in consequence of the
difficulties which President MoKin
ley's vacillating policy has caused in
The steamship City of Macon, from
Boston, brought into Savannah, Ga.,
Captain Kennerly and the crew, nine
men all told, of the schooner Aloha, of
Hath, Me., abandoned Saturday night,
250 miles southeast of Georgetown
light, in a sinking condition. The
Aloha loft Fernandina a week ago with
a cargo of phosphate rock, bound for
At Pa n a. 111., the scene of the re
cunt labor trouble, Ike Ingles shot and
killed Dave Evans, a fellow-negro
minor, at the Springside mine. The
troublo aroBO over dividing their wages.
Frank Jones and James Palmer, non
union whito minors, were assaulted to
day and seriously injured. Their as
sailants aro unknown. Three com
panies of militia, which have been do
ing guard duty for Boveral months,
have been ordered home.
The population of India increases at
the rate of 8,000,000 annually.
Profanity is forbidden by both the
army and tho navy regulations of the
Charles Newton, of Bradford, Pa.,
was blown to pieces while shooting an
oil well at Orchard Park.
The extension of American authority
in the Philippines, Cuba and Porto
Rico will lead to the abandonment of!
some military posts in thi country.
Canal and the Navy in the
Senate" and House.
NICARAGUA BILL HAS FRIENDS
Obstructive Amendment Quickly and
Decisively Defeated Naval Person
nel 41111 Passed the House.
Washington, Jan. 19. Almost the
entire session of the senato today was
devoted to consideration of the pend
ing Nicaragua canal bill. At 8 o'clock,
consideration of the bill under the 15
minute rule was begun, and was con
tinued to the close of the session.
The first vote reaohed was on an
amendment offered hy Rawlins, of
Utah, whioh, in brief, provides that
the United States should have absolute
oontrol of the canal for military or
naval purposes, with power to dictate
the use of the waterwary during the
existence of war. The friends of the
pending bill rallied against the amend
ment and it was defeated by the de
cisive vote of 88 to 9. A provision was
inserted in the bill providing that no
more than $5,000,000 should be paid
the Maritime Canal Company for its
concession and work already done ou
When adjournment was taken, the
substitute measure offered by Caffery,
of Louisiana, was before the senate.
The house passed the naval person
nel bill without division on final pas
sage, thus accomplishing what the offi
cers of the navy have striven for during
more than a decade. By its provisions,
the line and the engineer corps are
welded into an amalgamated line, staff
officers are given positive rank, but
their command is limited to their own
corps, and a system of voluntary and
compulsory retirement on three-quarters
pay, as of the next higher rank ot
40 officers a year is established which
is designated to remove the congestion
in the lower rank at 45. The bill prac
tically also equalizes their pay with
that of army officers. ,
The three important amendments
were adopted; one creates a judge-advocate
corps, another abolishes prize
money, and a third provides for the
retirement on three-quarters pay of en
listed men and petty offioors in the
navy after 80 years' service. But the
most impoitant change in the bill as
reported was the addition after a hard
fight of a substitute for the organiza
tion of the marine corps, by which the
oorps is to consist of 6,000 enlisted
men and petty officers, with general
offloeis and staff. This will increase
the marine corps by 1,800 men, and in
crease the cost of its maintenance $1,
600,000. Several nnimnortant bills were nasserl
by unanimous consent before the pe'r.j
8onnel bill was taken up.
TROUBLE FOR EAGAN.
The Fiery Commissary-General to Be
Washington, Jan. 19. President Mc
Einley announced to the cabinet at the
regular meeting today that he has de
termined to court-martial Commissary
General Eagan. Alger was not at the
cabinet meeting, but was with Adjutant-General
Corbin at the White
House in conference with the president
on the subject just prior to the cabinet
cession. An order for the court-martial
probably will be made today,
i Just prior to the cabinet meeting
General Miles made a rather unusual
call upon two of the members of the
cabinet, Hay and Long. He had just
returned to the city from New York,
mid when spoken to with reference to
the Eagan case, adhered to his original
declaration that this was not the time
for him to act, if at all, leaving the
implication that if the commission or
the administration did not act it would
then be time for him to take some
Contrary to the general expectation,
no announcement of the personnel of
the Eagan couit-martial wai made at
the war department up to the close of
business this afternoon. Adjutant
General Corbin, at the last moment, in
reply to a question said that he had
nothing whatever to make public
touching the Eagan case.
FIVE BOYS DROWNED.
Coasting on Weak Ice With Terrible
Soranton. Pa., Jan. 19. Five small
boys were drowned today at South Gib
son, a Bmall country hamlet, near Fos
ter, Susquehanna county. They were:
Merritt Rogers, Caylord Pritohard,
Jay Tiipp, Willie Holmes and Myitlo
Howell. Their ages wore from 7 to 10
years. After the morning school ses
sion the five mentioned and another
boy got a big slod and coasted from the
roadway down a short steep hill, at the
foot of whioh is a millpond. A thaw
had weakened the loe, and it broke un-1
der the weight of the sled. The sled
and all tut one of the boys shot under I
the ice several rods. In his excitement '
the lad who escaped lost valuable time
by running back to the school to give
the alarm, instead of notifying resi
dents near at hand. Four bodies have
Budadest, Jan. 19. Afierre election
liottook place today at Uj-Sent-Ana
in the country of Arad, Huncarv. and
itisroported that four persona were
nii.uv iiiiu IIIJUIUU. ITOOpS
have been dispatched to the soene of
the disturbance from the town of Arad.
Cleveland, O., Jan. 19. While seek
ing safety from tlames which were de
stroying their home at 77 Hough ave
nue, Mrs. Fred W. Tisdel was instantly
killed and her husband sustained se
vere injuries, from which he may die,
DALY'S BILL DISAPPEARS.
Six Hundred Copies Prluted and Mot
One Was to Be Had.
Salem, Or., Jan. 18. Today's ses
sion of the legislature has been absolu
tely featureless, unless the little excite
ment in the house caused by the disap
pearance of Daly's sohool bill, as de
scribed in the detailed report, oan be
called a feature. It was really a trifl
ing incident. The day was given up
to perfunctory proceedings, there being
no discussion of any question in either
house.' Bills are coming up slowly
from the printing office, and there is a
good excuse for late beginnings and
early adjournments. This condition
will continue, an doubt, through the
In the Senrte.
Salem, Or., Jan. 18.- -Thiee bills
were passed by the senate today to re
duce the slaries of Douglas county offi
cers; to incorporate the town of Cot
tage Grove. The last was also passed
by the house.
This morning the senate bill to in
crease the number of supreme court
judges was read the second time and
referred to the judiciary committee
This afternoonan adjournment was
promptly taken when the same bill,
which had been passed by the house,
came to its second reading. Several
bills passed the second reading, arid
Fulton presented a petition, signed
by 130 Clatsop county taxpayers, pray
ing that the present road laws be
amended as to the manner of collect
ing state and road poll tax, and to pro
vide a special tax not to exceed 5 mills
on the dollar. The extra supply of
copies of the Daly school bill having
been exhausted, and there being a de
mand from all parts of the Btate, 240
copies more were ordered printed.
Zn the House.
Quite a commotion was raised in the
house this afternoon by the discovery
that thore was not a copy of Senator
Daly's school bill to be had, notwith
standing tire fact that 600 copies had
been printed by the state printer.
Roberts said, after ransacking the office
of the State printer, that he found but
one copy of the bill, and that not a
single copy was to be found in the sen
ate. As none had been distributed in
the house, he intimated that possibly
there might have been some motive in
nptriting the bills , away. In view of
this expose, and the suspicion of pos
sible malicious destruction of the bills
printed, a resolution was passed direct
ing the state printer to print 650 extra
copies of the bill for the exclusive
use of the house. ,
Thirty bills were read during the af
ternoon. Of this number, 10 were in
troduced during the morning session
and seven were new bills.
VOTE WAS DIVIDED.
Six Senatorial Candidates Before the
Olympia, Wash., Jan. 18. In sepa
rate session today the legislature oast
its first ballot for a United States sen
ator to succeed John L. Wilson. ' The
total vote polled by each candidate
was as follows:
Humes, 22; Foster, 26; Wilson, 25;
J. H. Lewis, 27; Ankeny. 8; J. B.
Lewis reoeived the full fusion
strength excepting the vote of an ab
sent member. A Republican member
also was absent.
How Nominations Were Made.
In the senate at 13 M., on motion of
Hamilton, the roll was ordered called
for the nomination of candidates for
the United States senate. Andrews be
ing first on the list, named Major T. J.
Humes, of Seattle.
Cole named Congressman James
Crow nominated Senator Wilson,
who, he said had all the qualifications
of the gentleman named by Andrews.
Hugh McReavy and Miller of Walla
Walla, seconded the nomination of
Lewis. Megler seconded Wilson's
nomination, and Preston seconded
Reinhart evoked a round of applause
by "seconding the nomination of all of
Warbmton presented Addison Gr.
Clapp said, in seconding the nomina
tion of Foster, that a man who support
ed him would never regret it.
Lecroue also seconded Foster's nomi
nation. Welshire said Humes favored ex
pansion and the Nicaragua canal. He
seconded Humes' nomination.
Ankeny's name was not presented.
Lewis reoeived 19 votes, all the fu
sionists. Foster, 6 Baker, Clapp, Hamilton,
Hammer, Lecroue, AVar burton.
Humes, 5 Hemrich, Preston, An
drews, Welshire, Wooding.
Wilson, 4 Crow, Hall, Megler,
In the House.
At 13 M. Gleason of King presented
the name of Thomas J. Humes for the
office of United States senator.
Judge Mount, of Spokane, placed iu
nomination John L. Wilson.
Judge Wiekersham, iu nominating
Addison G. Foster, held it to be no
longer necessary to elect great constitu
tional lawyers to the United States
McDonald of King, nominated James
Naval Promotions Discussed.
Washington, Jan. 19. The executive
session of the senate today was devoted
to the discussion of the advancement of
Admirals Sampson and Schley and
other naval offlcors because of gallant
conduct in battle, over those officers
who were not actively engaged in the
war. The Butler resolution was op
posed by Senator Chandler and other
membeis of the naval committee, and
the matter went over until the return
ot Senator Hale, chairman of the committee.
Will Probably Be Advanced
Three Years' Pay.
The Amount Is Fortyjtilllons Customs
Receipts of Cuba Will Be Pledged
for Its Repayment.
New xork. Jan. 18. According to
Brigadier-General Jose Miguel Gomez,
a member of the Cuban commission in
Washington, the Cuban army is sure to
reoeive the three years' pay to whioh
it is entitled, 140,000,000 being ad
vanced by the United States, with the
custom-houses of Cuba as security for
Brigadier-General Gomez, who has
just arrived in this city from Washing
ton, is grateful for the way the commis
sion has been received. The negotia
tions, it is expected, Will be completed
by the end of this month, when the
commission will return to Cuba. Gen
eral Gomez said last night:
"Our hopes have all been realized.
At first, however, things looked dark
for us. Poor General Garoia was the
most pessimistic member of the com
mission. He had little hope for the
sucoess of our plans when he left foi
Washington. The rest of the commis
sion argued, however,' that as the
Americans had taken charge of Cuba
and thuB prevented us from raising
money, we had a right to request a loan
with whioh to pay off our men. Gen
eral Garcia aBked for only $100 for
"The other commissioners protested
because of the small amount. Then
came the general's death, and for the
time being negotiations were suspend
ed. At our next meeting it was agreed
that an official list of the men in the
Cuban army wopld be required before
any agreement could be reached. Ac
cordingly, I left for Cuba, whence I
returned on January 6 with the re
"There are 47,000 men to be paid in
the Cuban army. The amount we
have requested is $40,000,000, to be
turned over to us either in one or tin ee
payments. Vie will givo us security
the custom-houses in Cuba. Should
the government not care to lend us
that sum, we are willing to take one
third of it and later pay the men the
"As affairs now stand, I think we
will receive the amount in three pay
ments. This, however, is not decided
yet. The late Mr. Dingley was in fa
vor of giving us tho amount in one pay
Speaking of the present oondition of
affairs in Havana, General Gomez
said it was bad.
"There appears to be muoh disagree
ment arrong the American soldiers,"
lie continued, "and no one seems to
know what his power is. Some one
gives an order, and tiie next man coun
termands it. As a result the govern
ment of Havana is not as smooth as it
General Brooke, however, is
liked, and the Cubans are more
willing to help him. General
low's orders preventing the Cubans
from from taking any part in the
'evacuation parade,' caused a great deal
of ili-feeling. This is now done away
with, and there need be no fear of a
olash between the Cubans arid the
"The American soldiers are a fine
set of men, and do not give any trou
ble. We are done with war, and want
peace, but nevertheless we would never
tolerate ti e condition of affairs which
is reported to exist in Porto Rico.
"General Brooke, I am told, is about
to name a committee of Cubans, who
will act as his advisers. Mendez Cap
ote, president of the assembly at Santa
Cruz del Sur, will be placed at the
head of the commission.
. "General Maximo Gomez will re
main in the field until the army is dis
banded. He will then make his home
in Havana. After the men in the
army are paid off, we will try to prove
to this country that we are fully able
to govern Cuba. '
"The paying off of the army is the
most important move toward establish
ing tranquility on the island. If we
should not be able to raise the money
trouble with the men would follow."
Ships on the Way.
WaBhngton, Jan. 18. The navy de
partment was informed today that the
Bennington sailed from Honolulu on
the 7th inst., for Guam, in accordance
with the orders of the navy department.
On the way over she will stop at Wake
island and take possession of it for use
as a cable station. The Castine sailed
yesterday from San Juan de Porto Rico
for Gibraltar. She is going to the
Philippines to reinforce Dewey's fleet.
Baldwin Will Unbuild.
San Francisco, Jan. 18. The "Bulle
tin says that Lucky Baldwin has de
cided to erect an eight-story fireproof
building on the property ocoupied by
the old Baldwin hotel, which was
burned several months ago. The build
ing will cost $3,000,000, and as soon as
the ruins of the old building can be
cleared away, the work of construction
Many Mysterious Deaths.
Little Rock, Ark., Jan. 18. There
Is intense excitement in Baxter county
over a series of sudden and mysterious
deaths which have occurred in the vi
cinity of Mountain Home, the county
seat, within the last few days. No
less than six men, all of whom were
apparently in robust health, have been
suddenly stricken and died within a
very short time after the attack. In
every case there fcere unmistakable
symutoms of poisoning.
INTRODUCTION OF, BILLS.
Oregon legislature Is Far Ahead of the
Salem, Or., Jan. 17. The legisla-
ture is as yet devoted chiefly to the
preliminary work of receiving new bills
and is still so far ahead of the printer
that committees have nothing to do.
But one measure has reached the acute
stage, and that is tlfe bill to add two
justices to the supreme oourt. Having
passed the house last week it is now iiv
the senate, where it rests awaiting its
second reading The bill is warmly
supported, and it looked last week as
if it were bound to pass; but it loses
steadily under discission, and its
chances are now very-dubious. Objec
tion to it so far as it is expressed ap
pears to" rest chiefly or wholly on the
question of its constitutionality.
The general proceedings today weie
of a perfunctory and monotonous kind.
Introduction and first reading of bills
occupied the whole time in both houses.
This is likely to be the order for the
balance of the week. The usual flood
of propositions, wise and otherwise,
is pouring in, the greatest number of
course, being destined to die in com
mittee. Twenty-two bills were intro
duced in the senate this afternoon.
Hall a dozen were read the second
time, and one authorizing the town of
Antelope to borrow $5,000 to build
water-works was passed. A house
joint memorial to oongresss for pen
sions for Indian war veterans, the
same as Mexican war veterans, was
A house resolution for the investiga
tion of the affairs of the school land
board was concurred in.
The house convened at 2:30 this
afternoon, pursuant to adjournment.
The proceedings opened with the seo
ond reading and reference of bills, but
owing to the fact that the state printer
had not caught up with printing, the
house returned to the first reading and
introduction of hills. Eight bills were
read the second time and referred to
the proper committees., One was passed
and two were withdrawn. The bill
that passed was Whitney's, to, amend
the oity charter of Albany.
Protest Agnlnst the Exclusion of Aliens
From Lake Atllii,
Olympia, Wash., Jan. 17. In the
senate on motion of Land, Judge Mc
Gilvra, of Seattle, was granted permis
sion to address the senate. Inasmuch
as it had been announced that Judge
McQilvra had up a. senatorial lightning
rod, thero were some quizzical expres
sions on the faces of several senators
who are prominent in state politics.
Judge McGilvra, steppinsg inside the
cirole, referred, in a forensio style of
oratory to the death of Congressman
Dingley, and, at the conclusion of his
statement, asked foi the consideration
of a resolution petitioning the presi
dent to appoint in his stead on the
joint American-Canadian high commis
sion a resident of the Pacific North
Senator Preston suggested that it
might be well to wait until Dingley
was buried before proceeding to fill his
shoes. A discreet smile passed about
the circle, whereupon Senator Schofleld
proposed that the lesolution be made a
speoiul order for tomorrow.
Senator Hamilton then asked, inas
much as the resolution had been pre
sented by a gentleman not a member,
in what position it came before the
senate. There was a moment's hesita
tion, during whioh the chair thought
it possible to receive the communica
tion, and finally Senator Preston said
I ue wouiu stand oacK ot it. Tnat was
, acceptable to Hamilton, and. on motion
of Crow, the document was referred to
the committee on memorials.
The house resolution protesting
against the exclusion of aliens from
the Atlin mining district by the Cana
dian government was adopted 27 to 4
Hall, Preston, Reinhait and Wil
shire voting no.
Senatorial Choice on Ticket.
In the house the veto messages of
the governor were taken up. The veto
of the bill providing for the survey and
location of a roadway from Montesano,
Chehalis county, to Brookfield, Wahki
akum county, was sustained.
The bill creating a state road along
the Columbia liver from Lyle to Vash
ougal.wus vetoed, because the proposed
road parallels a navigable river, the
governor holding this to be against
good public policy in the straitened
condition of state finanoes.
Representative Moore, as the author
of the bill, stated it to be his wish that
the veto he sustained, because there is
no time now to enter into the merits of
the hill, and bis wish was simultane
Colonel Patterson, of Kitsap, pre
sented a petition for a fish hatcheiv in
Colwell presented a petition from
Cowlitz oounty for a law restraining
live stock from at large.
Judge McGilvra was accorded 10
minutes in whioh to present his Lake
Atlin and Dingley resolutions, whioh
A concurrent resolution by Brown,
requesting the respective political par'
ties of the state to place upon tHeir
tickets the choice of the party for Unit
ed States senator at elections prior to
senatorial elections, that the peopl,
may express their choice, was adopted.
The New Vork to Go to Havana.
"Washington, Jan. 18. The navy de
partment has designated the following
warships to form the squadron of evolu
tion whioh is to go south under direct
command of Admiral Sampson:
Flagshp New York, Brooklyn. In
diana, Texas, Chioago, Newark, Ma
chias. They will be accomnaniert kv ). fnl.
. lowing-named colliers and supply ships:
I Marcellus, Lebanon and Supply. Tin
; Bn'PS ie ordered to be at Havana prioi
i to the first of February next.