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OREGON CITY COURIER
OREGON CITY HERALD
A. V. CHENEY.............. PubMtf
Comprehensive Revietr of the Import
ant Happenings of the Past Wk
Called from the Telegraph Columns.
Budyard Kipling, the popular author,
, la said to be dying at his hotel in New
Texas ia passing through an alarming
epidemic of meningitis. Thirty deaths
from the disease have ooourred in Fort
Worth in the past week.
A report from Madrid says that Eu
ropean troops have been landed at Ma
nila from warships. The Washington
officials discredit the story.
A representative of the Associated
Press learns that Pierpont Morgan is to
bear the entire cost, amounting to
about $25,000, of the installation of
electric lights in St. Paul's cathedral,
Uew York. K
The naval committee of the house
lias directed a favorable report on the
.senate bill creating the grade of admi
?al and intended for Bear-Admiral
Dewey. The committee also deoided
favorably on the senate bill granting
two months' extra pay for naval service
outside the United States during the
"war with Spain.
Lieutenant Commander 0. P. Bees,
"TJ. S. N. , who was the signal officer
"with Admiral Dewey's fleet and who
' stood upon the bridge with the admiral
during the battle at Manila, has ar
rived in Topeka, Kan., to visit rela
tives. . The naval officer was received
oy the governor and both branches of
the legislature, and spoke briefly before
.both the house and senate. ,
An appeal has been received by the
chamber of commerce of San Francisco
on behalf of the flood sufferers of the
Shan Tung province of China. Those
signing the appeal aie American and
English people. They state that the
Chinese of the district have raised
something like $70,000 American
money, but this will go but a short
vray, as there are over 2,000,000 people
' According to the statement of Col
onel Byrd, of the quartermaster depart
ment, there remain at Manila 3,000 of
the 5,000 Spanish troops that were
turned over to General Otis, as a result
of the surrender of that place. Of the
8,600 who have been returned to Spain,
about half weie taken back by the
Spanish government so only about
1,800 have been repatriated bo far at
' the expense of the United States. The
remaining 2,000 hey expects to leave.
Manila for Spain within the next two
The government has sent 4,000,000
postage stamps to Porto Bioo, for nse
in the postal system there.
Representatives of the Kickapoo tribe
of Indians are in Mexico trvinu to aal
a concession of land from the govern
ment for a settlement. The tribe de
sires to move to that country.
A large sale of steers took place at
San Antonio, Tex., on the 23d. The
tieorge B. Lovington Co. sold 8,000 3-year-olds
and 12,000 yearlings to an
other company. The piioe paid for
the lot was $370,000.
The pine timber lands of Southwest
Virginia, East Tennessee and North
western North Carolina have been
monopolized by Canadian and New
England capitalists. The syndicate
The Nicaraguan government having
placed too close a censorship on United
States cable messages, and failing to
listen to protests from this country,
President McKinley has dispatohed
the cruiser Detroit to Greytown to de
mand an explanation.
There is great activity In the Iron
industry, and many orders have been
reiused. An order for 12,000 tons of
steel rails for China will be sent
abroad, as American mills have con
tracts for six months ahead.
An attempt to burn Manila was
made by insurgents. Fires were start
ed in two portions ol the city, which
raged all night long, sweeping aay
rows of buildings and devastating
ores of pioperty. After daylight the
American troops drove every native out
of the districts in which flies ooourred.
The island of Negros, the fourth ia
importance in the Philippine group,
lias been completely pacified. Four
commissioners from the island visited
Oeneral Otis on the J2d and informed
him that the insurgents had been
driven from the island and the Ameii
can flag raised, and they desired Otis
to take possession, which he promised
Private Edwin W. Hampton, of Com
pany 11, Second Oregon regiment, was
killed in a skirmish near Manila Tues
day. He is the first Oregon soldioi to
die In battle. At the same time pri
vates Joseph H. Cardington, Christian
E. Horn and II. D. Hazard, of Com
pany E, First Washington reulment,
were killed and Corporal W. B. Tucker,
of Company H, of the same regiment,
was seriously wounded.
Miner Kiki Items.
A letter leceived from Dawson re
cently says that the first mail that has
been received there since last fall ar
rived January 88. There were about
Funds for erecting a monument to
the memory ol the Oregon volunteers
are to be raised by the Woodmen ol
the World in Portland by giving a
series ol patriotic benefits. These will
bgin in May. Excursions will run
to the city so outsiders may attend.
There are 61 oaes of typhoid fever in
(he Seventh army corps in Cuba.
A dispatch from Borne Tuesday says
the pope was taken suddenly ill that
The battle-ship Oregon accompanied
by the collier Ins, sailed from Hono
lulu for Manila February 20.
The sundry civil bill, together with
a large number of public building
measures were passed by the United
States senate Tuesday.
The American Pottery Company,
with its burden of $30,000,000 capital
ization, is likely to fail in its purpose
of uniting the potteries.
Monday oongress passed the army re
organization bill with an amendment
providing that no permanent increase
in the army shall be made beyond 1901.
The German government has ordered
its warships to leave the Philippine
islands and has placed German sub
jects there under the protection of the
According to advices from Genoa,
province of Barcelona, the number ol
disbanded Spanish sailors in Cuba who
are joining the American navy is con
Six second-lieutenants in the regular
array, just graduated irorn . tne mili
tary academy at West Point, have ar
rived at San Francisco, on their way to
Manila to join various regular infanrty
The Southern Paoific overland from
Portland ran into a landslide in a can
yon 45 miles south of Bosebuig, Or.
The locomotive and baggage car were
derailed, and the fireman badly injured.
A tramp who was stealing a ride was
A dispatch from Vahi, capital of the
island of Samoa, off the west coast of
Asia Minor, says that a boat belonging
to the British torpedo-boat destroyer
Bruiser has foundered in a squall off
Samos, and that eight of her crew were
Orders have been issued to the hos
pital-ship Belief, now at New York,
to sail for Manila at the earliest possi
ble moment, and to move at as great
peed as is safe. The Belief's cargo
will oonsist of enough medical supplies
for 25,000 men for a year.
The senate committee on naval af
fairs held a mooting Monday for consul
tation on the naval appropriations It
was decided to antagonize the bouse
norease for the navv, and the commit
tee will recommend only six new war
vessels instead of twelve provided ioi
in the house bill.
Governor Rogers, of Washington, has
vetoed the oapitol building bill.
The gunboat Princeton sailed from
Suez Monday for Aden. She is bound
lor Manila, where she should arrive in
about three weeks.
(The North Dakota senate has passed
a bill providing for the appointment of
a commission of three physicians in
each county for the examination of all
applicants for marriage licenses.
In the federal court in Tacoma Judge
Han ford has ordered a decree of fore
closure on the Shelton & Southwestern
railroad. The sale of available prop
erty has been ordered to settle claims
which, all told, amount to nearly $30,
Th extent of the loss by fire in the
suburbs of Manila since February 22,
has been given. Sixty buildings of
stone and 150 substantial wooden
structures with iron roofs were de
stroyed. In addition, 8,000 Nipa
nouses of the natives were burned.
The Spanish senate has by a vote ol
130 to 7, approved the motion of Mar
shal Martinez de Campos, signed by
all Spanish generals in the senate, de
manding parliamentary inquiry into
the conduct of the recent war. The
government supported the motion.
Two commissioners who returned to
Manila from Malolos, the headquarters
of Aguinaldo, report that 8,000 of the
insurgents at that point are anxious to
surrender, and that it is believed Agui
naldo is ready to receive peace propo
sals. Ine commissioners weie sent to
the insurgent stronghold under a flag
Officials of the German foieign office,
have notified the United States era.
bassy, at Berlin, that the government
will henceforth admit American
oranges, lemons and raisins without
examination, and also all American
fresh and dried fruit will be allowed to
pass in bond through Germany without
It ia announced that Germany will
insist that Mataafa be made king ol
the Samoan islands. The United
States, however, with the approval ol
England,' ia determined . to support
Malietoa Tan us. Chief Justice Cham
bers will likely be recalled from the
islands on aocount of the letter be
wrote to his brother, and the publica
tion of which offended Germany.
In answer to their demand for in
creased pay, the Western Coil & Min
ing Company at Little Book, Ark., hat
posted an ultimatum to the employes
it all its mines at Donning, Coal Hill
and Jenny Lind, stating that none ol
their demands would be granted. The
miners refuse to yield, and it is now
settled that the 4,000 men or more will
quit work, closing down the entire die-
A writ of habeas corpus has been ap
plied for in the case of (our Indians un
der sentence of death lor murder.
The Japanese cruiser Chitose will be
placed in drydock at San Fiancisco,
so that the naval constructor ol the
Japanese navy may inspect, her plates
below the water line and her propellois
before finally accepting the vessel from
her builders. Whet she comes off the
dock she will fly the Japanese flag and
will become the crack ship of the mi
Has Been Passed.
GORMAN AMENDMENT ADOPTED
It Provide! That the Armj Shall Not
Be Increased Permanently Beyond
1901 Bouie Proceeding! in Detail.
Washington, March 1. After a con
test that will be memorable in the his
tory of the senate, the compromise
army reorganization bill was passed
this evening at 7:10. When the sen
ate oonvened, at 11 o'clock this morn
ing, it seemed more than likely that
the bill might be passed during the
day. Gorman, of Maryland, insisted
that his amendment providing that the
army should not be increased perma
nently, or beyond July 1, 1901, be in
corporated in the measure. For sev
eral hours it appeared probable that his
insistence at least would throw the
bill over until tomorrow, and perhaps
defeat it. An agreement was reached
finally, however, and Gorman's amend
ment, in a slightly modified form, was
accepted. The vote was 65 to 13.
Then the senate took ip the sundry
civil bill and completed its reading, all
the committee amendments being
agreed to, (ixcept those relating to the
District of Columbia. The bill was
then laid aside to be completed torn or
In the Houae.
The house was in session seven hours
today, and sent to the senate two more
appropriation bills, the army, which
naB oeen unaer consideration lor sev
eral days, and the fortifications.
The former carried about $79,000,-
UOO, and the latter, approximately,
$4,700,000. The final conference re
port upon the Indian appropriation bill
was also adopted. The only amend
ment of importance attached to the
army bill was one giving two months
extra pay to enlisted men in the reeu
lar army who served beyond the limits
of the United States during the war
with Spain, and one month's extra pay
to those who seived in the United
States. The discussion of the admin
istration's policy relative to tho Phil
ippines, which has been occupying the
attention of the members to the exclu
sion ol almost everything else during
the consideration of appropriation bills
for the last two weeks, was continued
today, several speeches being made on
A bill was paeeed appropriating
$3,000 for the Investigation of leprosy
in this country under a board to be se
lected by the surgeon-general. Corliss
Y tf I I .a .
inep. prion.) siateu mat there were
about 300 cases in the United States.
ANXIOUS TO SURRENDER.
Commissioners From Maloloa Report
Rebels Weary of Warfare.
Manila, March 1. Two commission
ers who returned from Malolos under a
flag of truce today report that 8,000
rebels are anxious to surrender. They
also express the belief that Aguinaldo
ia inclined to accept paoific overtures.
Spanish Commissioners Bossato and
Bogoto were permitted to pass our line
to confer with Aguinaldo in reference
to Spanish prisoners at Malolos. They
returned through the lines this morn
ing near Calocan with dispatches for
the Spaniards. They said Aguinaldo
and Sandiok are both at Malolos
While the Filipinos are not yet pre
pared to surrender the Spanish prison
ers, they will gladly release two
Americans who have been held for six
weeks, on payment of $30 value ol lood
and clothing furnished them.
Shortly afterward the rebels sent out
a flag of truce. Bornelli, Commandant
Sinloresedode Lacruse and several hun
dred ol the enemy left the Filipinos line
crying "No quere mas combate los
Americanos muoho bono." The com
mandant said that fully 8,000 of his
men had enough, and were anxious to
Among the enemy in the jungle
many women and, children are visible.
A woman laid down her rifle, and at
tempted to cross with the par ley era,
but she was sent back. Alter the par
ley party returned to the American
lines, the enemy on the right fired a
volley, the bullets dropping at their
ThU Alone Disturbed the Stillness
Manila Sunday Night.
Manila, March 1. Except lor an oc
casional volley and some individual
firing by the rebels from the jungle
near Calocan, along the river and in
the vicinity of San Pedro Macati, all
was quiet along the entire line Sunday
The enemy's sharpshooters at Calo
can continue to annoy the soldiers in
the daytime, but the Ameiioans no
longer pay ranch atetntion to them, re
serving their fire until the rebels ap
pear in the open in sufficient force to
juBttfy a volley or an occasional shell.
During the night time the men are ao-
customed to the enemy's salutes, and a
majority of them remain undisturbed.
secured by the outposts and sentries.
In Manila absolute quiet mevails:
the streets are deserted and the only
sounds to be heard after 7 o'clock in
the evening are the tramp of the pa
trols and sentries and the occasional
canter ol the hoofs ol an officer's borne.
The insurance companies, after
conference, have deoided to accept war.
risks at an additional premium of 5,
per cent per month.
Dennis B, Huiley, congressman from
the second New York district, is dead
at Hot Springs, Va.
WARSHIPS ORDERED AWAY.
Germany Recalls Her Ships From the
Philippines. ' . '
Washington, March 2. The German
government has set at rest effectually
the rumors of a purpose ou its part, di
rectly or indirectly, to embarrass the
United States in the Philipppine
islands, and has given a signal mani
festation of its desire to promote the
most cordial relations between Ger
many and the United States by order
ing the withdrawal ol all vessels of
its navy from Philippine waters and
placing the lives and property of its
subjects there' under the protection of
the United States government. This
action is regarded as a master stroke of
diplomacy, by whioh will he removed
all possibility of a clash between Ger
man and American interests about Ma
nila, and gives notice to all the world
and especially to any Americans who
entertained any suspicion of sinister
designs by Germany, of the wishes and
purposes ol the German empire to cul
tivate the friendship ol the United
The announcement ol this act of the
German government came at the olose
of a day that had been full of sensa
tional rumors of a clash between the
Americans and Germans in Manila,
the rumors finally going so far as to
assert that Admiral Dewey had fired
on and sunk a German vessel at Ma
nila. Any lingering fears in naval cir
cles were set at rest finally at the close
of the day by the reoeipt of some dis
patches from Manila, but without men
tion of any untoward incident.
Finally at the close of the day, and
after the official close of the depart
ments, the announcement was made
for the reason of the great confidence
the the offloials had in the falsity of
the rumors, the statement being author
ized that by one bold stroke Germany
had removed all possibility of any
clash at Manila. It was announced
that the German government had or
dered their ships away from Manila,
probably to their new naval station
on the Chinese coast.
The German government followed its
announcement to the state department
of a purpose to order its vessels away
horn the Philippines with a formal ap
plication to the United States govern
ment to undertake the protection ol all
the Germans in the Philippines, not
only in person but in property.
The president very promptly accept
ed the trust, and there will be no Ger
man ships, either at Manila or Ilo Ilo
to distruD the relations between the two
the countries by forming the base of
sensational and false rumors.
EVENTS AT MANILA.
Filipino Rebels Keep Up Their Guer
Manila, March 2. The rebels at
Malabon fired upon the cruiser Callao
from the jungle yesterday while Ad
miral Dewey was -visiting the Monad
nook. Three shells were dropped by
the moniter into the Malabon church,
demolishing the structure and killing
a number of lebels who were inside.
A factory at Maloloa is reported to
be running day and night to supply
ammunition for the insurgents. The
ignorance of the natives ia shown by
the fact that they have col leoted empty
Springfield shells and are refilling
them. Over 2,000 ol these cartridges
have been discovered in houses in Pan
dayean by an officer of the Washington
Death In a Tornado.
Vicksburg, Miss., Maroh 2. Tele
graphio advices from Yazo City give
the details of the destructive tornado
which passed over that seotion Sunday
night. Many houses were blown down,
and 12 or 14 persons were injured.
Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton, together with
their son, daughter-in-law and two
ohildren were carried bodily a distance
of 800 yards by the wind. Hamilton
and his wife were so badly injured that
they died shortly afterwards. Mrs.
Devine, a lady 78 yeais ol age, was
crushed by the root of her house fall
ing on her and is fatally injured.
Eight or ten families were rendered!
destitute, and much suffering is re
ported. Horses, oattle and fowls were
killed in large numbers.
Alleged Aid From Japan.
Madrid, March 2. Reforms asset tB
that it has received letters from relia
ble sources, at Manila, saying 80 can
non, 30,000 rifles and several million
cartr'dges from Japan have been land
ed at Sua), on the Gulf of Lingayen,
on the west coast of the island of Lu
zon, and about 100 miles Irom Manila,
and have been taken thence to Malo
los, the seat of the rebel government.
"Japan evidently intends to act to
ward the Americans in the Philip
pines as the Americans acted toward
the Spaniards in Cuba."
Search for Wellman.
Christiana, March 2. The Morgen
Bladet says that arrangements have
been concluded by which a sealing ves
sel will search Frani Joseph Land lor
Walter Wellman and the members of
his expedition to Greenland, unless
the explorer returns shortly.
Spaniards Will Be Deponed.
New York, March 2. Fifty-three
Spanish, miners who arrived on the
Umbria Sunday destined for the West.
have been ordered de nor ted. It is as
serted that they came under contract
to work for a wealthy Spaniard at
Crisis In 8paln.
Madrid, . March 8. A ministerial
crisis is imminent. The cabinet is con
vinced of the impossibility of avoiding
defeat in the final vote on the bill for
the cession of the Philippines, as the
opposition may i norease, while the
government cannot hope to gam a
single additional supporter.
Honolulu, March 2. The battle
ship Oregon, accompanied by the col
lier Iris, sailed for Manila February
Report That Foreign Troops
Have Landed at Manila.
THERE IS CONSTANT FIGHTING
It Is Believed the Insurgent Leaders
Will Attempt to Break Through the
Ms.drid. Feb. 28. An official dis
patch from Manila says:
"The situation here is very serious.
The foreign wasehips are disembarking
troops. General Rios will leave Ma
nila and go to Zamboanga, island ol
The government has reoelved a long
dispatcn from General Rioa at Manila,
out refuses to impart its contents.
The Imparoial, which asserts that it
is in a pestion to know the truth ol the
situation at Manila, says:
"There is constant fighting between
the Americans and the Tagalos. The
courage and stubbornness of the latter
have caused groat anxiety to the
Americans, who do not conceal their
belief that the war will be a long and
desperate one. There is the greatest
alarm among foreigners in Manila, the
commanders of the foreign warships
having decided to land forces to proteot
Discredited In Washington.
Washington, Feb. 28. The govern
ment officials here diaoredit the state
ment in the above dispatch that the
foreign warships are disembarking
troops at Manila. Spanish sources ol
information, respecting affairs in the
Philippine islands, are not to be relied
upon, they say, as the press and peo
ple oi Spain do not hesitate to oircu
late statements inimioal to the inter-t
ests of tins country.
Such of the dispatches reaching the
war department today from General
Otis that were made public were con
fined to routine matters, while Secre
tary Cong said tonight he had not a
word from Admiral Dewey during the
entire day. General Otis has repeat
edly stated in his dispatches to the
anthorities here that he has the situa
tion well in hand, and there is no rea
son to Relieve he would have treuble
in keeping order at Manila, where the
cream of his troops are stationed.
Rebels Are Desperate.
Manila, Feb. 28. Last night the
rebels concentiated in such numbers
near the Chinese oemetery that General
McArthur anticipated an attaok and
asked for reinforcements. Two com
panies of the Twenty-third regulars
were sent to Calocan, and a battalion
of the Twentieth regulars to the ceme
tery, at about midnight, but the expect
ed attack was not made. The rebels,
after making a great noise with bugle
oalls and. yells of "viva independen
oia," and "muoho malo Amerioanos,"
and firing volleys, disappeared in the
It is believed their leaders are get
ting desperate, and are attempting to
force the United States troops io make
an attack, in the hope of breaking
through the Amerioan lines, but the
rebels are evidently unwilling to be
paoifled when facing the Amerioans.
It is just possible, however, that
they may be goaded into Buch a move
before more reinforcements arrive.
Kansas City, Feb. 28. The Times
prints the details of an alleged filibus
tering expedition having for its objeot
the overthrow ol the government ol
Guatemala, in Central America. Ac
cording to the story, a regiment of
1,000 men has been formed in. Kansas
City, St. Louis and Chicago, and a sec
ond regiment has been formed in the
East. Two oompaniea are to leave
Kansas City by rail, it is said, en route
to the scene of the proposed invasion,
via St. Louis and New Orleans. A
Guatemalan named Sandoval, the rep
resentative ol a former governor ol
Guatemala, is said to be the organizer
ol the expedition, and it is stated that
the invaders are to receive their pay in
grants ol land and other privileges, in
the erent of the success of the revolu
tion. Revenues of the Islands. t
Washington, Feb. 28. Assistant
Secretary of War Meiklejohn has made
a public statement showing the total
receipts from customs and taxes re
ceived from the several ports in the.
islands of Cuba and Porto Bioo and the
Philippines, so far as reports have been
received by the war department from
the respective dates of occupation ol
said ports by the military forces ol the
United States to and including Janu
ary 81, 1899.
In Cuba from Jnly 18, 1898, to Janu
ary 81, 1899 (six ports not reporting
for January), $1,312,873 was received.
In the Philippine islands from August
13, 1898, to December 81, 1898, $1,
819,818. In Porto Bico from August
15. 1898, to December 15, 1898, $3,-
Managua, Nicaragua, Feb. 28.
President Zelaya's army has captured
Cili mountain and Aguas Calientes,
thus virtually terminating the Blue
Extradition Treaty With Mexico.
City of Mexico, Feb. 28. The extra
dition treaty negotiated between Mexi
co and the United States has been
signed by Foreign Minister Mariscal
and Ambassador Powell Clayton. The
convention broadens the embezzlement
clause to covet not merely publio
moneys, but all defalcations or theftB.
A copy ol the treaty baa been mailed
to the state department at Washington
in the hope it may arrive in time to
be aoted upon by the senate before adjournment.
FRUIT AND HOP INDUSTRIES.
Bill for Their Protection In Oregon Is
Now a Law.
House bill No. 288, introduced by
Mr. Morton in the Oregon legislature
on January 18, and whioh became a
law on tFebrnary 17, provides lor the
protection ol the fruit and hop indus
tries ol the state, and the destruction
oi the pests affecting the trees and
plants. - This law has the endorsement
ol the Fruitgrowers' Convention, State
Horticultural Sooiety and" 'state board
Following is the full text ol the aot, as
it beoauie a law:
"An'aot to protect the Iruit and bop
industry ol the state of Oregon. Be it
enacted by the legislative assembly ol
the state of Oregon:
"Section 1. That it shall hereaftei
be unlawful for any person, firm or cor
poration owning or operating auy nur
sery, fruit orchard ol any kind, hop
yards, flower gardens or ornamental
trees to throw cuttings or pruning
from any fruit trees, nursery , Btock,
ornamental trees or hop vines into
any publio road, highway, lane, field
oi other inclosure, or into any water
course of any kind; but shall destroy
such cuttings or primings with fire
within 80 days from the time sucb
cuttings or primings are made.
"Sec. 2. It shall hereafter be the
duty ol any person, firu or corporation
owning or operating any such nursery,
fruit orohard, hop yards, flower garden
or ornamental trees, and knowing such
to be infected with any kind of insects,
pests or disease to immediately spray
or destroy the same in such manner as
the fruit commissioner of the distriot
"Sec. 8. It shall be unlawful for
any person, firm or coproration doing
business in the state of Oregon to sell
Paris green, arseuio, London purple,
sulphur, or any epray material or com
pound for spraying purposes, in quan
tities exceeding one pound without pro
viding with each package sold a cer
tificate, duly signed by the seller there-
oi, guaranteeing tne quality and per
cent of purity ol said materials.
"Sec. 4. Any person, firm or cor
poration selling any of the above ma
terials which do not conform with the
certificates furnished therewith shall
be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and,
upon conviotion thereof, shall be sub
ject to a fine of not less than $25, nor
more than $100.
"Sec. 5. It shall be unlawful for
any person, firm or corporation to im
port any infested or diseased fruit of
any kind into the state ol Oregon.
"Sec. 6. Every person who packs
or prepares lor shipment to any point
without the state, or who delivers or
causes to be delivered to any express
agent or raihoad agent, or other per
son, or to any transportation company
or corportaion lor shipment to any
point without the state, any fruit or
fruits, either fresh, pured or dried, that
is infected with insect pests or diseases1
Injurious to trees, Bhrubs, plants.'
fruits or vegetables, is guilty of a mis
demeanor. "Sec. 7. Any person, firm or cor
poration violating any of the provi
sions of this act shall be deemed guilty
of a misdemeancor, and upon convic
tion thereof, shall be punished by a
fine of not less than $25 nor more than
"Sec. 8. It shall be the duty of the
commissioner of the state board of hor
ticulture of the district in which a vio
lation of this act ocours to present the
evidence ol the case to the district at
torney, whose duty it shall be to prosa-
cute any persons guilty ol a violation
of th is act, which prosecution shall be
brought in any ol the justice courts ot
"Sec. 9. Inasmuch as the horticul
tural interests of the state demand im
mediate attention this act shall be in
lull force and effect from and after its
approval by the governor."
FOR FISH HATCHERIES.
The Washington Senate Passes
an A p.
proprlation of U5.0O0.
In the Washington senate Satnrda
there were passed five bills appropirat
ing a total of $26,000, establishing fish
hatcheries as follows: At Willnn
harbor, Wenatohee, Skykomish, Nook
saok and Snohomish livers. '
A bill reeulatine the practice nf nhnr.
macy was passed by a unanimous vote.
inner nuis passed were: Authoriz
ing the appointment of demitv ma I
mine inspector; authorizing counties to
invest the surplus ourrent expense fund
(this bill carries an emercrencv nlansni-
one bill was favorably recommended.
it set tne legal rate ol interest at 6 pet
Governor Eoeers' appointment of
Dr. J. L. Mclllhaney, of Everett, a
member of the state board nf hoaith
New bills introduced were: Annrrw
priating $2,100 for the relief of D. B.
Ward, state immigration agent; in re
lation to the settlement and reclama
tion of 1.000,000 acres of prsntnil arirl
lands, making an appropriation and
declaring an emergency; an act em
powering the board of land
ers to relinquish granted lands baok
to the United States; this to apply to
lands that have been aalnninH. n,l if
for any reason the inlwtinn faiUri
Senator Preston explained th mntiva
ol this bill, stating that an emergency
exiBted in consideration ol recent de
cisions by the land clnnartmant at
The Bereeant-at-armn instmnta,!
tO purchase $3 WOrth nf Rtnmna far oaxh
In the House.
In the house Ratnrrlav th .t v.; n
. " j ...w counts ujii
relating to naroli nt? Annviff a vat mJ
i o -vm, n ug nvi
vanced on the calendar. Falknor said
that it was stated to the judioiary com
mittee by the mayor ol Tacoma that
the bill is for the benefit of George
Boggs, whom the governor refusal tn
pardon, and offered an amendment
that the effect nf th V.iM .1
apply to convicts under sentence.