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OREGON CITY COURIER
OREGON CITY HERALD
A. T.CHINIY.... .......... Publisher
IE NEffS OF THE WEEK
iWComprehenslve Review of the Import
: ant Happenings of the Fait Week
k Culled From the Telegraph Columns.
The Utah 1 legislature adjourned
4ritbout electing a United State sena
tor to succeed Senator Cannon.
Governor Rogers, of Washington,
has vetoed the two school ten-book
tills passed by the recent legislature.
M. Cambon, the French ambassa
dor, has called at the department of
etate and served formal notice of the
signing of the peace treaty at Madrid.
The navy department has been ad
vised ot the arrival at Manila of the
battle-ship Oregon and Iris. Admiral
Dewey cabled that the Oregon is in a
fit condition for any duty.
A tornado has swept over a large
area of the South. The Ions of life and
destruction of . property has been es
pecially heavy in Tennessee, Alabama,
.Arkansas and Mississippi.
George Dewey, jr., has received a
letter from his father, the admiral, in
-which he says he is in good health, al
though somewhat fatigued. The ad
miral expressed the hope that big task
would be finished before long.
The California legislature has ad
journed without electing a United
States senator. Nineteen ballots were
taken during the Inst day's session,
and 104 ballots since the convening of
Two explosions have occurred at the
' government ammunition factory at
Bourges, in the shell-filling shop.
Three men were killed and five were
Injured. At Marseilles a oartridge ex
ploded, blowing up a quantity of gun
powder. Three men were injured and
great damage was done to the building.
The Imparcial, of Madrid, asserts
that a republican plot has been discov
ered In the province of Seville; that
three of the leaders have been arrested,
and that Carlist movements have taken
place at Perpignan, capital of the
French department of the Eastern Pyr
enees, where arms are said to be ac
cumulating. By the burning of the Windsor ho
tel, in Mew York, 16 persons lost their
lives, and others will probably die from
Injuries received. The number of
missing is 66, and 6? were injured.
Jewelry to the value of $1,000,000, be
longing to guests, was lost. The
Windsor was a large but old building,
--.-, and burned very rapidly.
Reports of the likelihood of a renew
al of the trouble among the Indiana at
Leach Lake, Minn., are not credited at
the Indian bureau, at Washington.
A leport is current Involving the es
tablishment in San Francisco by the
most widely known financial men of
the world of a commercial bank, with
paid-up capital of $5,000,000.
The snow-bound train on the Chey
enne & Northern at Wheatland has
teen abandoned by the company offi
cials, who will take steps to rescue the
passengers by sleds.
Acting Postmaster-General Heath
lias issued an order directing that here-'
after fees for postal money ordeis issued
In the United States for payment in
Cuba shall be the same as those fixed
for domestic money orders.
Orders have been issued for the mus
ter out of the First Texas at Galveston
and the Seoond Louisiana at Savannah.
Both regiments are now at Havana.
The Sixth ootnpany volunteer signal
corps, at Augusta, Ua., was also ordered
The drought which was threatening
' the loss of millions of dollar to .Cali
fornia has been broken by a rain storm
continuing for several days. Report!
how that both grain and fruit crop
are in excellent condition through the
big Saorainento valley.
A special from Madrid says: Pre
mier Silvela, in an interview just pub
lished, spoke In favor of the interven
tion of France for the purpose of ob
taining permission from the United
(States for Spain to resume direct nego
tiations for the release of the Spanish
prisoners held by the Philippine rebels.
Six men have arrived at St. Miohaels
from the North American Transpotta
tion & Trading Company's steamer, P.
1). Weaie, which is ice-bound in the
Yukon, near Holy Cross mission. The
men do not think they will be able to
ave her in the spring. Seven men
left the steamer, but one got lost com
ing down, and the others think he was
fiozen to death.
A party of some 60 members of con
ftess, senatoisand representatives, will
accept the Invitation extended by gen
tlemen lepieseuting Panama oanal in
terests and will inspect the Nicaragua
and Panama canal works. The party
' left New York, March 8. This body
lias nothing to do with the official in
vestigation which will be made by the
mm in insion to be appointed by Presi
Minor Now I touts.
Seid Back, jr., and his company ol
native-born Chinese expect to take a
hand in the entertainment of the Na
tional Editorial Association, which con
venes in Portland, Or., on July 4.
John M. Downey is dead at Sugar
Lake, Mo., of brain fover, aged 60
years. He was known as the apple
king, and was one of the proprietors of
the Reeoe & Downey oichard, one of
the largest in the country.
Five thousand honieseekers are on
their way from SL Paul to North Pa
cific coast points.
A dispatch to the London Evening
News from Brussels revives the rumor
that Cardinal Gibbons may be the next
Another battle has occurred at Ilo
Ilo, in which one American was killed
and IS wounded. The rebels lost 20
killed and 800 were wounded.
General Otis informs the war de
partment that he cannot spare at pres
ent the volunteers now in the Philip
pines, but hopes to be able to do so
During the absence of John Dian and
wife, of Greenfel, Manitoba, from their
farm, their residence canght fire, and
their five children were burned to
Severe weather continues throughout
Great Britain. Great loss has occurred
among livestock, and London has ex
perienced the heaviest snowfall of this
The Argentine transport Villa Reina
has been ' wrecked in Cameiones bay
between Cape Raso and Cape de Bahias,
Northern Patagonia. No Iobs of life is
The Japanese cruiser Chitose, the
handiwork of the Union iron works, at
San Francisco, and the first war vessel
built in that port for a foreign power,
has sailed for the Orient.
Ex-Secietary John Sherman, whose
death was reported on board the
steamship Paris while en route home
from Kingston, Jamaica, is still alive
and hopes are entertained of his recov
ery. He will be brought to the United
States on the cruiser Chicago.
According to advices from the Ori
ent, the emperor of Corea has created a
sensation by appearing in a full uni
form cut in American fashion. Hie
attendants have also been attiied in
American style. The emperor, it is
stated, has cut off his topknot or short
queue, which from lime immemorial
has adorned the top of the Corean em
The Peking coirespondent of the
London Times says: The Deutsche
Zeitung publishes a long article show
ing how the United States is slowly
but surely obtaining a commercial foot
ing in Turkey and the East generally.
The writer warns Austria and other
European states of the danger of whioli
they are threatened. America is de
scribed as a "serious trade rival." '
The Alaska boundary dispute is
oaiiBing seiious concern in administra
tion oiroles at Washington.
Ex-Secretary Sherman, who is still
at Kingston, Jamaica, is reported to be
gradually growing worse, and may die
at any moment.
The mountain banditti of Panay isl
and attempted a serious attack upon
Ilo Ilo, but they weie repulsed with
the loss of S00 men by General Miller.
Secretary Long has instructed Rear
Admiral McNair to abolish in June the
construction course at the naval acad
emy, established by Naval Constructor
The crisis in the disturbance at La
redo, Tex., over the carrying out of
the state health officer's regulations in
suppressing the smallpox epidemio
leems to be passed,
A temporary border line between
Alaska and Canadian possessions will
probably be located to obviate possible
difficulty between American and Cana
dian miners, pending a permanent set
tlement of the dispute.
Governor Rogers, of Washington,
has offered a reward of $350 for the ar
rest of George D. Evans, ex-duputy
State auditor, who is charged with forg
ing state warrants, and also an addi
tional $250 reward for his conviction.
Attorney-General Godfrey, of Kan
sas, has discovered that the late legis
lature by mistake repealed the law
which provides for all appointments of
city oflloera. The supreme court will
be asked to declare the new law uncon
stitutional. The enormous mastodon tusk recent
ly discovered near Dawson, and which
Dr. O'Leary, formerly of Portland, Or.,
arranged to present to the Portland
city museum, will be brought from
Alaska by Uncle Sam. who will not
charge any freight tor the transporta
Fifty Cuban soldiors from Mariano
kidnaped three former Spanish gueril
las and took them into the bush, where
the prisoueis were maltreated. Two
were rescued by a detachment of the
Second Illinois regiment. Tbreeof the
Cubans were arrested, charged w'uu
During the trouble between the Ha
vana police and the populace three po
licemen were killed and about 35
wounded on both sids. Public opinion
supports the police without reserve.
The poiioe were attempting to suppress
a ball whioli was being held against
the otdeis of the chief.
It ii reported that Agumaldo is not
disheartened over the continued defeat
of hit forces, and proposes to keep up
the wa,r against American rule in the
Philippines so long at he can hold his
followers in line. General La Garda,
Who advised the insurgent chief to
quit, was decapitated by hit order.
A tpecial to the Denver Newt from
Albuquerque, N. M., lays: Red Pip
kin, the noted trainrobber who was
captured recently at Moab, Utah, was
brought to Albuquerque from Winne
niucca, Nev., where he was wanted on
a charge of holding up a Santa Fe pas
senger tiain. He will be brought be
fore United States Commissioner Whit
ing on, a charge of being concerned in
the hold-up of a Santa Fe Pacific train
at Grants last year, and also of killing
a deputy sheriff.
REBELS CAUGHT IN A TRAP
They Run When Battle Is
TWO OREGON BOYS ARE DEAD
Brave Action of a Company of Wash
ington Volunteers Their Coolness Id
the Face of the Enemy.
London, March 21. A dispatch from
In ibe fighting of Sunday the Ameri
can loss was seven killed and 80 wound
ed. Among the killed is Private James
Page, of company D, and Piivate
Thomas J. Smith, of company E, Seo
Among the incidents of yesterday's
fighting was the coolness exhibited by
a company of Washington volunteers,
who crossed the river in a' native canoe
under a heavy fire, 15 being taken
across on eaoh trip of the em all. boat,
to attack the enemy's trenches. The
inability of the commissary train tc
keep up with the advance led to con
siderable suffering; and many of the
men were completely exhausted when
they were recalled, and, falling from
the ranks, weie strung along for a dis
tance of almost six miles, numbers re
turning to camp in the artillery ambu
lances, which were always close up tc
the lines. The work of the ambulances
was especially worthy of mention.
Among the dead are several who were
previously reported as wounded.
Hebelf Were Entrapped.
Manila, March 21. Some, of the
rebels recently expelled from Cavite
and the small towns in the vicinity of
Pasig combined forces and last night,
as already cabled, attacked a company
of the Washington volunteers, a de
tached post at Taguig, about a milt
and a half southeast of Pasig. Gen
eral Wheaton immediately reinforced
tho Americans with ' two companiei
each of the Washington and Oregon
regiments. The post had held the
enemy in check, and the fire of the re
enforcing companies repulsed them,
diiving them aoross to an island formed
by the estuary. They were thus in
front of the Twenty-second regulars.
On discovering that they were en
trapped the rebels fought desperately,
aided materially by the jungle and the
darkness, but they were completely
routed, with heavy loss, after two
hours' fighting. The Americans lost
two killed and 20 wounded, among the
latter Lieutenant Frank Jonet.
General Wbeaton determined to pun
ish the ntives, and at daybreak today
his brigade started in the following or
der: The Sixth artillery, holding the
extreme right; the Oregon volunteers,
holding the center, the Washington
regiment keeping to the edge of the
lake, and the Twenty second regulars,
occupying the right of the line, which
twept the whole country along the Idke
within a southeasterly direction,' to
ward General Overshine's position.
The line thus extended over two miles
of country, rough and covered with
thick jungle, advanced eleven miles.
The enemy fled, the last of them being
teen about 8:80 this afternoon. At
scarcely any time did the American!
get within 1,200 vardi of them.
AGUINALDO A TYRANT.
Condemning; All Who Favor Reconcil
iation With America.
Manila, March 21. It it reported,
on hitherto reliable authority, that
Aguinaldo is taking extreme measures
to suppress s igns calculated to cause a
cessation of hostilities. Twelve ad
herents of the plan of independence,
residents of Manila, have been con
demned to death because they were ad
vising surrender, and all loyal Fili
pinos have been called upon to perform
the national service of dispatching
On Friday last, La Garda visited
Lagordas for the purpose of advising 1
Aguinaldo to quit. He argued with I
the insurgent leader, and attempted to
convince him of the folly of his per
sistence in the faoe of overwhelming
odds. Aguinaldo was furious at the
advance and ordered General La Garda
to be exeouted immediately.
CHEMICALS IN MEAT, '
Armour A Co. Covered It With What
Was Called Freservallne. J
Leavenworth, Kan., March 21. The !
army beef court of inquiry concluded
the taking of testimony at Fort Leav
enworth at noon today, and at 4:15 de
parted tor Chicago, where the session
will, be resumed. The sole wittiest
examined today was Sergeant Edward
Mason, troop A, first United States
cavalry, located at Fort Robinson, Ne
braska, who served as regimental com
missary sergeant at Lakeland, Fla.,
and during the Cubau campaign, j
Sergeant Mason's testimony wat
probably the most direct that had been
adduced since the court left Chicago.
Witness declared that the meat re
ceived at Lakeland for use in bis regi-
merit wat "undoubtedly chemically
treated." "An agent of Armour &
Co.." he further testified, ''told me at
the time that this meat had been
treated with what wat called preaerv
aline." Witness had refused to ac
cept the meat. Sergeant Mason was
interrogated individually by each
member of the court, and could not bt
shaken in bit tettimony.
Explosions Alarm France.
Paria, March 21. Although there it
no evidenoe that they were caused by
foul play, the explosions at the govern
ment ammunition faotories yesterday,
following to closely upon the terrible
disaster at La Goubian, near Toulon,
have caused widespread public alarm.
The greatest precautions have been
adopted at the factoriea, sentries being
doubled at all inch placet. j
AWFUL HOTEL FIRE.
Many Lives Lost in the Morning of the
Windsor, New York.
New York, March 20. Flamet
which originated from the igniting of
a lace curtain, burst forth from tne sec
ond floor of the Windsor hotel, at Forty
seventh street and Fifth avenue, short
)y after 8 o'clock this afternoon, just
as the St. Patrick's day parade wat pas
sing the building, and in a few mo
ments they had leaped to the roof and
enveloped the entire Fifth-avenue and
Forty-seventh Btreet fronts of the hotel.
Ten minutes later the flames were roar
ing through the interior of the hotel,
and all escape by 'means of the stair
ways and elevators was cut off.
There was the wildest scene of excite
ment within and without the building.
Hundreds of guests and employes were
in the hotel when the fire broke out,
and for many of them to esoape with
safety was impossible. Probably 15
lives were lost within a half hour, and
45 or 60 persons were injured in jump
ing from windows and in rushing
through the roaring flames in the cor
ridors arid stairways. Many who were
injured died later in nearby residences
and at hospitals, and others who made
wild leaps to the stone sidewalk were
to badly injured that they are still
hovering between life and death. It
may be 24 hours or more before the
complete list of fatalities becomes
known, and it will be longer than that
before it can be ascertained definitely
how many charred bodies are in the
mass of fallen masonry that mark the
spot where the hotel stood.
Thus far 14 are known to be dead,
42 injured, and 41 missing.
TO POLICE PHILIPPINE WATERS.
Mosquito Fleet Will Be Sent to Ad
Washington, March .20. -The navy
department is taking steps toward the
formation of a mosquito fleet for the
Philippines. The conditions now pre
vailing in Luzon indicate that for a
long time it will be necessary to main
tain a strict police of the coast and in
land waters. For the inland work,
especially, the department will need
some very light-draught boats. For
this work the big ocean tugs that
formed the mosquito fleet that operated
around Cuba during the blockade, and
of which the government has a num
ber, are now being looked over with a
view to juBt ' this service. Some of
them are on the Paoiflc coast.
The department has figured out a
coasting voyage that will take them up
the Alaskan coast, coaling at Sitka, to
Unalaska and Cook inlet, thence down
through the Aleutian islands to Hako
date, the northern point of Japan, from
where they can make the run across
the China sea down to Hong Kong and
thence to the Philippines. It will be
about a two-months' voyage, but one
that oan be made safely.
Avalanche on the Great Northern.
Seattle, Wash., March 20. A huge
avalanche of ice aod snow on the Great
Northern railway, near .Wellington,
has done so much damage that traffic
between this city and Spokane will be
suspended until next Monday. Ah
iion bridge 100 feet long has been car
ried away. The slide is located be
tween Wellington and Madison, about
17 miles west of the switchback. Pend
ing the resumption of traffio, the Great
Northern's business is being transferred
to the Nothern Pacific at Spokane and
this city. A large force of men is
working night and day repairing the
The Cape-to-Cairo Railroad.
London, March 20. The Berlin cor
respondent of the Standard, discussing
the recent visit to the German oapital
of Mr. Cecil Rhodes in connection
with hit Cape-to-Cairo railway project,
The government, it is believed, will
submit to the reinhstag a bill asking a
guarantee of 3 per cent interest for
that portion of the line which crosses
German territory in East Africa. This
section will be built and worked ex
clusively br Germans and superintend
ed by the German government It is
not unlikely, however, that a portion
of the oapital will be offered for sub
scription in England.
Aooused of Poisoning Her Boy.
San Francisco, March 20. The oor
oner's jury investigating the case of
John Richard Gray, the 2-year-old boy
who died of carbolic acid poisoning a
few days ago, returned a verdict to
night that death was caused by oarbolio
acid poisoning administered by some
person unknown. Mrt. Adams, the
ohild't mother, who has been held on
suspioion of having poisoned the boy,
was immediately charged with murder
on the register of the city prison, where
the it confined.
Will Operate From New Torb.
Worcester, Mass.. March 20. The
American Steel & Wire Company an
nounces that its business center here
after will be in New York and its ex
ecutive business will be transferred
to Chioago and San Francisco. The
large business offices at Cleveland and
Worcester will be the first to be abol
ished. It is ttated that this will result
in saving nearly $20,000 in the annual
expense account. The heads ot cost
and sale departments, insulated, flat
and barbed wire departments and the
purchasing agents will be transferred
to Chicago, it it reported.
An Illluols Klver Freak.
Havana, III., March 20. A floating
island, between one and two acrea in
extent, and from fonr to five feet thick,
hat come down the Illinois river. It
collided with a cabin-boat and smashed
in the keel and landed it ashoie. The
island struck a piei of the wagon
bridge, violently shaking the structure
and throwing crossing horses from
their feet. The island is now stranded
between the pier and the shore, and
the oity authorities contemplate blow
ing it Dp with dynamite.
May Be Located in
TO AVOID POSSIBLE TROUBLE
There Is Growing Danger of a Serloui
Clash Between Americans and Cana
dians Near 'the Border.
Washington, Maroh 22. The Brit
ish ambassador, Sir Julian Paunoefote,
oonferred today with Secretary Hay in
reference, it id understood, to a modus
Vivendi to be observed along the Alaska
border in order to obviate the possi
bility of a clash, pending the final de
limitation of the border.
The need of this has been emphasized
within the last few days by reports of
a battle between the Canadian and the
American prospectors on the Procupine
river. These reports have caused con
siderable uneasiness in official circles
in London, and efforts have been made
to learn the facta. There has been no
official information, however, either
here or in London. Just such a clash
has been expeoted, and the reports have
served to direct the attention of officials
of the need of effeoting a border ar
rangement. The preliminary move in
this direction was made as soon as the
Anglo-American commission adjourned
without settling the border question.
Sir Julian then suggested that a tem
porary arrangement be made. This
would maintain the status quo, each
side making no further advanoe pend
ing a final agreement on the boundary.
A temporary line probably will be
run by the two governments. This
would not affect permanent interests,
but would Berve as a legal barrier be
tween the lawless fortune-seekers in
that locality.' The plan is favorably
received on both sides, and is likely to
be carried into effect, although no
agreement has been entered into thus
Some important statements concern
ing the boundary line situation are
given in official correspondence now on
file in the state and interior depart
ments, which has nevei been made
Governor Brady, of Alaska, at long
ago as the latter part of February called
attention to the extremely threatening
condition of affairs. February 21,
Governor Brady, who was here, had a
conference with both Secretary Bliss,
who was then just leaving the cabinet,
and Secretary Hay, in which he urged
that the aggressive acts of the Cana
dians should be promptly met.
A FATHER'S TERRIBLE CRIME
Killed His Five Children and Attempt
ed to Cremate the Remains.
Hutchinson, Kan., March 22. An
atrooious crime was revealed here to
day when the coroner and his assist
ants removed the dead bodies of five
little children from the house occupied
by John Moore, whioh burned at an
early hour. A ooroner'i juiy investi
gated the case, and, in accordance with
the jury's recommendation, Mooie, the
father of the dead children, wat arrest
ed on a charge of murder.
When the firemen and neighbors
reached the burning house, the father
was the only member of the family of
seven found outside. His actions were
queer, and he would not talk. While
the building was still burning and his
children within the burning walls, he
took a horse from his stable and rode
away. When the firemen entered the
house, alter having partly quenched
the flames, they found the five chil
dren, lying side by side, in a bed on
the floor, all dead, but not badly
The coroner's autopsy held this af
ternoon developed convincing evidence
of an awful orime. The skull of each
obild was deeply indented, and fiom
the dents long fractures extended. All
but one of the children had been
stabbed in the neck. The throat of the
little 3-year-old, a boy, had been
slashed so deep that the spinal column
had been severed. It was upon these
facts and the strange behavior of the
father, that the authorities base their
charge of murder.
When Moore was oalled before the
ooroner's jury to testify, he pretended
to believe that an exploding lamp had
oaused the fire, and that his children
had met death in the flames. He testi
fied that he was awakened from a deep
sleep by the smoke, , and he found the
house afire all over. It was 15 min
utes, he said, before he recovered his
senses, and, then he did not try to save
the children, because he knew that
they must be dead, as the fire had
started in the room in which they weie
sleeping. His riding away from the
fire he explained by stating that his
wife was away from home attending a
sick lriend, and that he went to tell
ber of their loss. Moore showed little
conoern when the jury toturnod the
verdict charging him with mnrdor.
Soudan Expedition in the Fsil.
London, March 21. An Anglo
Egyptian expedition will be under
taken next autumn, according '.o a dis
patch from Cairo to the Daily Mail, to
finally dispose of his khalifa, Abdullah,
and the other dervish leaden in the
No Trouble In Porte Rico.
Washington, March 22. The fol
lowing dispatch was made public to
day: ''San Juan de Porto Rico. Adjutant-General:
Newspaper reports of
conditions here and reported interviews
with me stating the chances favor an
uprising are absolutely false. There is
a gTeat deal of idle talk on the part of
the ignorant, but that as to resistance
against law and order by the masses it
MODUS VIVENDI PROPOSED, i
British Scheme to Get a Foothold on
American Soil. -
Washington, March 23. The British
government proposes a modus vivendi
to govern tne AiasKa Dounaary nne.
That was what they did to get the best
of the United States in the Behrinj
sea, and it will be interesting to note
whether Secretary Hay will be caught
by the trap that is being laid, as it
means that if the Britishers get their
foothold over the declared line of
boundary in Alaska, it will take a '
great deal of trouble to get them out.
The extremely friendly relations be
tween the United States government
and Great Britain, the further fact
that Secretary Hay wae ambassador to
England and his relations with t lie
English diplomats being very pleasant,
make it possible that the proposed ,
modus vivendi may be accepted. Any
aotion looking to the giving up of valu
able territory in Alaska will be resent
ed in the next congress. Some sug
gestion has been made that United
States troops should be sent to the dis
puted points in order to maintain the
American olaimt, but this will not be
done until there are further diplomats
Brady Foresees Trouble.
Seattle, Wash., March 23. Gover
nor John G. Brady, of Alaska, arrived
here today from Washington, where
he has been since January looking af
ter Alaska legislation. Concerning
the Alaska boundary, Governor Brady
said: "The Canadians will surely have a
fight on their hands if they try to move
the boundaries on the Porcupine, as
they have on the Slickeen and the
Lynn canal passes. Do you think that
2,000, Americans, everyone of them
well armed, who have gone into a
country and taken up claims on what
has always been considered American
territory, will let a handful of Cana
dian policemen move the boundary line-
"This boundary question is a serious,
one, and no one can tell how it is go
ing to come out. Evory member of
the commission should come West and
make the trip to Alaska. They should
at least come west of the Rockies, for
I understand that there are members
of that commission who have not been,
that far West."
rremler Laurier Replies to Sir Charles-
Ottawa, Ont., March 23. In the
house of commons today, Premier
Laurier replied at length to an attack
made upon the government's general
policy yesterday by Sir Charles Tupper.
The premier aooused Sir Charles of
preaching a policy of retaliation
against the United States. This, he
said, the government would not coun
tenance. In referring to the Washing
ton negotiations, Sir Wilfred said that
the Canadian commissioners had acted
as honorable men in adjourning the
commission and not terminating it, as
Sir Charles wanted done. The adjourn
ment had been taken so as to give the
British and United States governments
time to come to a settlement over the
difficulty in dispute, which was the
Alaska boundary. It also afforded an
other opportunity of having the whole
question settled amicably. The Cana
dian people, the premier declared,
would support the action of the govern
ment in tire matter.
REED WILL RETIRE.
His Secretary Says He Will Withdraw
Boston, Maroh 23. A Globe inter
view witli Ames L. Allen, secretary oC
Speaker Thomas B. Reed, at Alfred,
Me., today, contained the statement
that "Mr, Reed will never again be a
candidate for the presidency of the
United States." Mr. Allen further
"It is Mr, Reed 's disposition to
withdraw from politics entirely. A
to Mr. Reed's antagonism in connec
tion with the McKinley administra
tion, there is absolutely nothing in it.
With regard to the war with Spain,
Mr. Reed has been no more conserva
tive than was President McKinley at
the beginning. As to the present war
in the Philippines, Mr. Reed is simply
disgusted with it." ' '
Five Thousand Hoineseekers.
St. Paul, Minn., March 23. The
honieseekers' half-rate on the trans
continental lines went into effect to
day and the Northern Pacific and th
Great Northern were compelled to
double their facilities in order to
handle the crowds. Not less than
6,000 people took advantage of the low
rates, and the Great Northern sent out
an extra train at noon, while the
Northern Pacific was compelled to add
a second section to its through trains.
Carllsts Ready to Strike.
Rome, March 22. The Opinion
raises the story that Don Carlos, the
Spanish pretender, has secured ad
vances of several millions from English
and French bankers, and will soon en
ter Spain. The precise date is deferred
until the ratifications of the treaty of
peace between Spain and the United
States have been exchanged; but, ac
cording to the Opinione, the Carlist
and Spanish republicans will start a
revolution immediately after the ex
change is made.
Tellow Fever on a British Steamer.
New York, March 23. The British
steamer Dunstan, Captain Jones, lost
two members of her crew from yellow
fever during the voyage. The Dustan
while at Para sent three of her crew,
who were suffering from the disease,
ashore to the hospital.
Gibbons as the Next Pope.
London, March 23. A dispatch U
the Evening News from Brussels re
vives the rumor that Cardinal Gibbom
my be the next pone