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THE MOENTNG' OREGQNIAN, FRIDAY, MAECH 30, 1900'.
ARMY BILL PASSED
End of Four Days of Stormy Dc-
bate in the House.
BUT FEW CHANGES WERE MADE
Clmrgro of Ertravajrance in Fitting
Up 'the Tranuport Snraner Refitted
by Parker of A'evr Jersey.
WASHINGTON, March 23. After four
days of stormy debate the House today
passed the Army appropriation -bill. As
passed, the b'lll Is only slightly modified
from the form in which it came from the
committee. One of the last amendments
adopted opens Soldiers' Homes to the
officers and men of the volunteer and
regular armies incapacitated by service
during or since the Spanish "War. The
chief incident of the day -was a defense
of the War Department -against the charge
of reckless extravagance In the fitting up
of the transport Sumner, made by Drisgs
yesterday. Parker of 'New Jersey pro
duced the itemized expenses furnished by
the War Department to show there had
Itecn no extravagance. "Without opposi
tion the HouEe confirmed Borelngs title
to his seat His' seat was contested by
"White, another Kentucky Republican, and
the report of the committee that Inves
tigated the case was unanimously In favor
Of the sitting member.
The Routine Report.
A bill was passed granting to the Min
nesota &. Manitoba Railroad Company a
right of way across the ceded portion of
the Chippewa and Red Lake Indian Res
ervation. "When consideration of tho Army ap
propriation bill was resumed, McRae
(Dem. Ark.) attempted to Secure an
amendment to the provision giving offi
cers and men serving beyond the limits
of the United States 10 and 20 per cent, re
spectively, extra pay, which would limit
the extra compensation to those serving
in the Philippines. Tho paragraph to
which the amendment would have been
pertinent had been passed, and Hull (Rep.
la.), in charge of the bill, refused to re
turn to it
McRae moved to strike from tho pro
vision for the "manufacture or purchase
of smalL ammunition" the words "or pur
chase." He declared that the Government
had facilities for the manufacture of am
munition. Hull vigorously opposed the amendment.
It might bo "necessary, he said, -to pur
chase ammunition, and the hands of the
Government should not be tied. He called
'attention to our helpless condition for lack
of ammunition at the opening of ti:e Span
ish "War, ind said he favored the accumu
lation of munitions of war.
Underwood (Dem. Ala.) opposed plac
ing discretionary power .to purchase In
the hands of the "War Department. He
was inclined to think It led to extrava
gance and Jobbery, and called the atten
tion of the House to the facts elicited
yesterday regarding the transport Sum
ner. This reference to the Sumner aroused
Parker (Rep. N. J.), who detailed the
story of the vessel, which he said had
been wildly distorted. He said the Sum
ner was an old collier refitted, and pro
duced figures from tho War Department
to prove that there was no undue ex
travagance. The allaged solid silver serv
ice, which Drlggs (Dem. N. Y) said yes
terday cost $S000, Parker said was plated
ware, and cost all told but $1200. Tho
amendment was lost.
The provision for firing morning and
evening guns at Sailors and Soldiers
Homes went out on a point of order made
An amendment was -adopted changing
tho eligibility for admission to Soldiers
Homes so as to admit all volunteer and
regular soldiers Incapacitated since the
outbreak of the Spanish "War.
An amendment was adopted to give to
officers and men of the volunteer Army,
who did not receive extra men when mus
tered out. one month's pay If they served
beyond the limits of the United States.
The bill was then passed.
The resolution unanimously reported
from the committee on elections. No. 2, in
the contested election case of "White
Borplng, from the Eleventh Kentucky
District, confirming Boreing's right to the
peat, .was adopted without division. Both
the contestant and the contestee are Re
publicans. At 4:23 P. M. the House adjourned.
Kerry's. Amendment to Army Bill.
"WASHINGTON, March 29. Senator
Berry today introduced the following
'amendment to th0 Army appropriation
"The Quartermaster's Department, In
making contracts and purchase of articles
and supplies for the military service, shall
give preference, all other things, includ
ing price and quality being equal, to ar
ticles of growth, production and manu
facture of the United States, and as be
tween the producers, manufacturers, mer
chants and dealers of the United States,
preference shall bo given, all other things
being equal, to those producers, etc., who
are not members of or in any way con
nected with any trust or combine formed
to produce, manufacture or sell the arti
cles, -which, are being contracted for and
purchased "by the Quartermaster's Depart
cnent for the military service."
WASHINGTON, March 29. The Senate
committee on military affairs today au
thorized a favorable report upon Senator
Allen's resolution calling upon the Secre
tary of War for Information as to tho
number of United States soldiers who
have been killed or who have died of
wounds in the Philippine Islands, and the
number who have died from disease, and
also the number who have committed sui
cide or become Insane. The committee
amended thy resolution so as to call for
Information as to the comparative losses
and disabilities of "colored troops in the
Philippines, as compared with whito
Hearing: on Eight-Hour Bill.
WASHINGTON, March 29.-The House
committee on labor today proceeded with
tho hearings on the bill to extend the
eight-hour law to all Government work,
Including that done in private establish
ments. W. W. Hyde, of Hartford, repre
senting several cartridge and ammunition
factories, opposed the bill, and President
Gompers, of the Federation of Labor, sub
mitted a number of letters showing how
it Would affect labor In various industries.
The arguments will continue next Thurs
day. THE DEATH ROLL.
Ex-United States Senator Philetns
Savryer, of tVihcousln.
' OSHKOSH. Wis., March 29. Ex-United
States Senator Phlletus Sawyer died this
morning at tho residence of his spn, in
this city. He was 84 years of age. Ex
Senator Sawyer had been confined to his
bed only a day, and, as he was subject to
similar attacks, no particular alarm was
felt Members of the family were all ab
sent except Mrs. Phil Sawyer. Jr., wife
of his grandson. Asking her to remove
his shoes and stockings, although he had
nono on, he settled back with a long sigh
and was dead before sho realized it
The funeral services will be held next
Sunday. Mr. Sawyer was a member of
the Masonic and Odd Fellows' fraternities.
As soon .as his death was announced flags
were placed at half-mast all over the
city, and expressions of sorrow were gen
eral. Ex-Senator Sawyer was born in Rutland.
County, Vermont, September 22, 1816. In
1S47 he settled in this section, where he
has lived ever since. He embarked in the,
lumber business, through which ho
Amassed a fortune estimated at from
51,000,000 to 12.000,000. In IBM he was elect
ed to Congress-, where ho remained for 10
years, and In 1S8J. he was elected to the
United States Senate, which position ho
held for three terms. Ho was always a
stalwart Republican. His public bequests
were numerous and generous, amounting
annually to thousands of dollars.
Consul Joseph "IV. Merriaxn.
WASHINGTON, March 29. The State
Department has been Informed by cable
gram from United States Minister Wilson,
at Sanitago. Chile, that Joseph W. Mer
riam. United States Consul at Iquique.
Chile, died at that post yesterday. Mr.
Merriom was born in New York, and was
appointed from Massachusetts to be Con
sul at Iquique in November, 1SS5.
MONSON, Mass., March 29. Theodore
Reynolds, who was reputed to be worth
almost $10,000,000. and was owner of two
woolen mills and s. straw shop here, and
the third largest stockholder of the Boston
& Albany Railroad, died here tonight, aged
C. K. Holliuay.
TOPEKA, March 29. C. K. Holllday.
one of the directors and founders of the
Santa Fe Railway, died at noon today,
WHAT YOUTSEY KNOWS,
Democrat Claims Me Can. Hans Tay
lor and Destroy the Party.
LEXINGTON. Ky., March 29. The
Morning Herald, of this city, will print
tomorrow the following dispatch from
"If Youtsey "will tell what; I think- he
knows, he can hang Taylor and destroy
tho Republican party. I feel eure that I
can arrange for enough of the appropria
tion for Youtsey to make him and his
wife comfortable for the rest of their
lives. Culton Is going to confess in the
morning, and Youtsey had better get in
while he can. The money Jb going, and he
might as well have his share.
The above Is what James A. Scott said
at the Reese House Monday night He
was addressing H. F. Wltherspoon and
Judge S. C. French, respectively brother-in-law
and father-in-law of Youtsey. Scott
had telephoned Wltherspoon early in the
afternoon: "Meet me at the Reese House
on "the quiet," and he had been promptly
met. Judge French was later called, as
the Jiead of the family, who should be
consulted in a matter of such Importance.
TWe party stayed in consultation until
midnight, Scott Insisting that Youtsey
should confeea and make himself rich,
while the others listened passively, and
then replied: "Youtsey has told all he
knows, and can say nothing more." Scovt
dwelt on the point that Culton would con
fess the next day, and unless Youtsey go
in his story first, the other man would get
away with the money, but neither Wlth
erspoon nor French would accede to the
request for Scott to go to Frankfort and
advise Youtsey to tell a story which
would hang Taylor and damage the Re-"
publican party. Scott said Youtsey would
have to leave 'the state, because of tho
feeling aroused, but that he would have
money to sweeten Ws exile.
The story was told freely on the streetff
today, and it was further stated that Scott
had assured Wltherpsoon and French that
they would be further communicated with
before any attempt should be made to ar
Test Youtsey. The report of his arrest
was, therefore, a surprise.
Youttey'n Arraignment PoHtponed.
FRANKFORT, Ky., March 29. H. E.
Youtsey was brought before Judge Mooro
today, but was not ready for trial, and
the case was postponed. He will probably
bo arraigned again tomorrow.
"TAM.01V" DICIC ARRESTED.
3Iny Be Charged With Complicity In
the Goebel Murder.
FRANKFORT, March 29. Tho scene of
action in hunting down persons suspected
of complicity In the assassination of
Goebel has shifted to other points in tho
state, temporarily at least All of the de
tectives and others who have been work
ing on the case have gone, leaving affairs
here to be watched after by. the local of
ficers. The arrest of "Tallow" Dick
Coombs, the negro, at Beattyvllle, on an
old capias from the Clark Circuit Court,
It Is understood, may be followed later
by a warrant charging him with com
plicity In the Goebel murder. The arrest
on the old capias was for the purpose of
preventing him from getting away in
case he is wanted. Since tho detectives
left last night there have been all sorts
of reports as to who they are after.
THE RUNNING RACES.
Yesterday's Winners at Oakland and
SAN FRANCISCO, March 29. Tho
weather was fine at Oakland today and
the track fast The results were:
Futurity course, selling Orion won.
Poor Lands Second, Crocker third; time.
Four furlongs, selling Screenwell Lake
won, Bavassa second, Eonlc third: time,
Mile and an eighth, Pacific Union handi
cap, value $2000 Advance Guard won,
Limerick second. Constellator third: time.
Mile and a sixteenth Go to Bed won,
Roslnante eecond, Flamero third: time.
Six furlongs True Blue won, Miss Row.
ena. second, Good Hope third; time, 1:14.
Seven furlongs Montallade won, St
Cuthbert second. Lost Girl third; time,
Races at Little Roclc
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., March 29. The
results at Clinton Park wero:
Selllngt six furlongs Menu won, Mi
chael "Van second, Borden third; time,
' Two-year-olds', four furlongs Farmer
Bennett won. My Sorrella second, Harry
Pulllam third: time, 0;50.
Six furlongs Cheesestraw won. Insur
rection second, Polly Blxby third; time,
Turf Congress sweepstakes, for 2-year-olds,
four furlongs Miss Bennett won.
Sllverdale second, E. P. third; time, 0:45.
Six furlongs W. B. Gates won. Free
Hand second. Sir Eldon third; time, 1;16V4.
One mile Lillian Reed won, Schnell "sec
ond, Elkln third; time. 1:44H.
Jeffries Exhibition Called Off. "
CHICAGO. March 29. The plan to have
Champion James J. Jeffries fight three
men In one night has been abandoned,
and Jeffries now wIU fight nobody in Chi
cago. Mayor Harrison declined to allow
him to fight mora than gne man In a
night and the management of the show
has therefore called everything oft
Gilbert Won Dnpont Trophy.
NEW YORK, March 23. Fred Gilbert,
of Spirit Lake. la., defeated J. A. R. El
liott Pf Kansas City, in a 105-bIrd match
for the Dupont trophy this afternoon at
the Dexter Park traps, by a score of 99
Sympathy for Puerto RIcans.
NEW YORK. March 29. Between JOCO
and 4000 persons gathered at Carnegie
Hall tonight at a meeting called to ex
press sympathy for Puerto Rico, and to
protest against the proposed tariff legis
lation. Some 300 Puerto Rican residents of
this city attended. Speeches were made
by the chairman, C. C. Sbayne, ex-As.
slstant Secretary of the Navy William Mc
Adoo Senator Mason of Illinois, Senator
Allen of Nebraska, Congressman John P.
Lentz of Ohio, and ex-Governor James EL
CampbelL of Ohio.
WANL TROOPS RETAINED
FETXTIOX FROM THE PEOPLE OP
CO EUR T3ALEXE.
House Investigating Committee De
cided to File It "With the Score-
tary of War.
WASHINGTON, March 29. The Coeur
d'Alene investigation, opened today with
no outward evidence of the exciting events
of yesterday. Steunenberg was again on
the stand, with Lentz conducting the
Tho evidence was on unimportant details
until Governor Steunenberg was ques
tioned as tc a recent petition from tho
Coeur d'Alene district, asking the Secre
tary of War to retain the Federal troops
there. This petition has not yet been pre
sented to the Federal authorities, and the
committee went Into executive session to
determine what to do with the document
Tho committee decided to file the peti
tion with the Secretary of War, and
In the meantime it will not be made pub
lic It is understood to be an extensive
document bearipg about 1500 names, and
states in substance that while people at
a distance may regard the policy adopted
by the Governor and military authorities
as harsh, yet that the signers fully" up
hold the policy adopted, and consider It
necessary to overcome tho lawlessness and
disorder which, it la stated, has existed
for some time. It requests the Secretary
of War to continue the guard of t?oop
in the Coeur d'Alene .district
Governor Steunenberg took occasion
during the Investigation to deny a state
ment published during the Idaho dis
order last fall, and referred to during I
the present inquiry, to the enect tnat in
October last he wrote to Representative
Dick, of the National Executive Com
mittee, assuming complete responsibility
for the conditions In Idaho, and relieving
the Federal authorities from all connec
tion with the affair.
Governor Steunenberg stated, in reply
to questions from Lentz, that ho had
never written on any subject to Mr Dick
or to any other political official of Qhlo.
Lentz made similar Inquiries as to wheth
er there ever had been any correspond
ence with "Senator Hanna or Chairman
Babcock. of the Republican Congressional
Committee, and Governor Steunenberg
made specific denial.
Companies Organised to Do Business
in Honduras at War.
TRENTON", N. J., March 29. There was
filed here Wednesday in the United States
Court Third District a bill of complaint
by the Honduras Company, a corporation
of the State of Georgia, complainant, as
against the Honduras Syndicate, a cor
poration of the State of New Jersey.
The bill sots up that the Honduras
Company was Incorporated In Georgia on
December 4, 1S95, and that the Hon
duras Syndicate was incorporated on De
cember 30, 1S96. The bill affirms that
warranted by assurances from of
ficials In Honduras, the Honduras Com
pany was Incorporated as stated, to ac
quire estate, real and personal. In Hon
duras, to possess and enjoy all the rights,
power, franchises and provisions neces
sary to enable the company to manufac
ture or construct public or private de
partments for the development of Its
properties, and in fulfillment of its obli
gations with the Honduras Government
The bill affirms that as a part of -the plans
of the Honduras Company,' It was de
signed, to organize a bank to finance the
projects referred to, fund the large public
indebtedness of Honduras, and that pur
suant to such design, tho Commercial
Bank - of Honduras was organized in
The bill further sets forth that, pursu
ing Its, plans and in a line with an under
standing set up with the officials of Hon
duras, there were organized under the
laws of the State of Georgia eight sub
sidiary companies for the promotion of
homestead and land rights for the devel
opment of lumber, for the prosecution of
metal mining, for the extension of rail
ways, for tho establishment of a sinking
fund, and for the Improvement of harbors.
Under these subsidiary companies, tho bill
sets forth that the public debt of Hon
duras, amounting to more than $50,000,000,
was designed to be refunded; that the
Interoceanlc Railway "of Honduras, from
the Gulf of Mexico. to the Bay of Fonseco,
was to be completed over a distance of
more than 200 miles at an estimated cost
Jit $S,000,000; that, co-operating with the
Government of Honduras, the Honduras
Company would have part in the collec
tion of the customs revenues, and that
several hundred thousand Immigrants
were to be brought Into Honduras.
The gravamen of tho bill rests in alle
gations mado therein in effect that per
sons to whom In the prosecution of its
purposes the Honduras Company "has con
fided its plans and possibilities had. It is
affirmed In the bill, taken advantage of
this knowledge and information and had
sent persons of their own selection to
Honduras to procure a contract from Its
government in their own interests and in
tho Interests of the Honduras Syndicate,
which is made defendant by this bill..
Allegation Is made In the bill that these'
persons so sent to Honduras did, in April,
1S97, procure and enter into a contract for
tho Honduras Syndicate with the Gov
ernment of Honduras to perfect plans and
accomplish purposes Inaugurated and
aimed at by the Honduras Company, and
that tho Honduras Syndicate, incorporated
with a capital of $500,000. substituted itself
for the Honduras Company to achieve
and secure tho advantages and emolu
ments designed by the Honduras Com
pany to be enjoyed by itself.
The bill sets up a claim by the Hon
duras Company that the contract made
by tho Honduras Syndicate belongs of
right to the Honduras Company, and that
tho syndicate has no right thereto or
therein except as an equitable trustee for
tne Honduras Company. The Honduras
Company, therefore. In this bill, asks that
the Honduras Syndicate may be directed
by the court to hold said contract between
itself and the Government of Honduras
for tho benefit of and as trustee for the
Honduras Company, and the bill asks
that tho syndicate may likewise be de
creed to account to the Honduras Com
pany for any profits or advantages that It
may have received under and by virtue
thereof, and that It may be directed to
transfer to the Honduras Company every
beneficial interest of the Honduras Syndi
cate In such contract: the bill afflrmjng
the readiness of the Honduras Company
to tako over and perform everything on
its part in tho premises that equity re
quires. Investigation Abandoned.
NEW YORK. March 29. The grand Jury
has abandoned Its Investigation Into the
alleged wrecking of the Third-Avenue
Railroad Company. This fact was an
nounced today by Assistant District At
torney Unger, who said he had advised
that body to discontinue the inquiry be
cause there is nothing to show the viola
tion of any criminal law.
Lnnctry's Play Barred.
PITTSBURG, March 29. Mrs. Langtryt
who Is booked to appear In this city next
Monday week, will not De permitted to
produce her play, "The Degenerates."
This was decided today by Mayor WIJHajn
J. DIehl, who has received, protests from
the Presbyterian Ministers' Association
and numerous citizens against the produc
tion of the play, on the ground that it is
Cole Pleaded Xot Gailty.
BOSTON, March . Charles IL Cole,
ex-president of the Globe National
Bank, appeared hefore Judge" Lowell, "in
tho United States District Court today,
and pleaded not guilty to an indictment?
charging embezzlement and misapplica
tion of funds. Counsel for Cole called the
attention of the court to exceptions to tho
ruling on the demurrer to- the Indictment,
argued some tlmo ago, and to the, motion
on file with the court to quash the indict
ment Judge Lowell promptly denied trie
motion to quash.
STORIES FROM KIMBERLY.
Some of the Hardships of the Siege
of tho Diamond Tottb.
LONDON, March"21. Tho Standard's
correspondent ut Klmberley, writing of
the hardships of the siege, says:
"For many ilay tho novelty of eating
horseflesh formed nn agreeable break In
the war talk. Starving people, however,
take kindly to nny article of food. Per
sonally, although I have always found a
piece of fucculcnt horseflesh excellent eat
ing, I am not taking nny of it In Klmber
loy. Not only aro tho Wretched animals
reduced to skin and bono, but there Js a
prevailing epidemic of Influenza and cough
among them, which forces me to abandon
Its use. It la, however, dally served out
to tho soldiers as well as the people,
though thero aro cases of anthrax in the
hospitals, and nn outbreak of scurvy in
many of the redoubts. Thero also hae
broken out a peculiar form of throat
trouble, which may owo its origin to this
article of food. At 9:30 P. M., all conver
sation ceases, and rumors stop, for, by
proclamation, a'l lights except electric or
acetylene gas must be extinguished.
"Thero are many cases of extreme suf
fering, which", although duo to the slego,
have reached a climax from constitutional
circumstances. Thero are ladies tonight
in Klmberley who are strapped to their
bedsteads and wearing strajghtjackets,
mad from shear nervousness and fright.
"It is the red tape which makes the
strain hea-vier than it would otherwise
be. After we had been for weeks shut
up In Klmberley not at the best the most
cheerful place Jn the universe our hearts
became specifically fixed on our portion
of the British Army the relief column.
By accident we learned that it had
reached Modder River, after a sharp en-,
gagement at Belmont. Eagerly wo await
ed news from Lord Methuen. Men and
women scanned the horizon nights to seek
the first flash from his searchlight All
night long our three searchlights Bent
their long streams of fiery light past the
rugged fastnesses of Scholtze's Nek, and
tho rocky kopjes of Spyfonteln to the two
livers on whose banks our preservers
wero encamped. 'Md, Md, Md,' they called
out out no answer came. Only the big
stars could -be seen, jmd the Southern
Cross seemed to whisper, 'Patience.' At
last, one night, far from tho Bouth, came
the welcome flash. 'Kb, Kb,' It said. High
up in the conning tower, sat Lieutenant
Colonel Kekewlch and his staff officers
with picked men from tho signal corps.
Anxiously they deciphered the first mes
sage from their honored chief. It was
this: 'Ascertain number on forefoot of
mule omitted in Cape Town return.' "
Cnrzon'x Statement of the Damnsre
Caused hy the Drought.
CALCUTTA, March 29. In the course of
his remarks In addressing the Council on
the budget yesterday, the Viceroy, Lord
Curzon, said the loss to the wheat crop
caused by the drought during the pres
ent year was 8,000.000 to 10,000,COO,
the loss to the cotton crop Tvas
7,000.000, while the oil seed crop, usually
covering 18,000,000 acres, was nonexistent
outside of Bengal and the northwest prov
inces. The loss to cultivators In Bom
bay alone In food crops was 15,000,000, and
In cotton 4,000,000. In conclusion, the
Viceroy said It was impossible for .any
government to anticipate the consequences,
of a visitation of nature on s6 giga'ptic,.
and ruinous a scale. '
PARIS, March 29. The Foreign Office
authorities make the following statement
regarding France's attlti de toward tho
American acquisition of the Danish West
"France will place no obstacle whatever
in the way of tho Danish-American nego
tiations. On the contrary, la view of her
cordial relations with both the United
States and Denmark, she Is willing to
waive . her right over Santa Cruz, ai
Franco values her friendship with these
two countries far more highly than any
claims sho may have In the Danish West
British Crnlser Goes to Blncfields.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, March 29. Tho
British third-clasp cruiser Psyche left hero
today for Bluenelds, Nicaragua, in re
sponse to an application from tho Brit
ish Consul there for protection to British
PEKING, March 29. About 100,000 Tien
Tsln coolies are leaving for New Chwang
to build the Manchuria Railroad. The sit
uation here is quiet The "Boxers," who
had been causing trouble In the north,
have been dispersed by the troops.
Rusxian Troops in Coren.
LONDON, March 29. The Evening News
publishes a dispatch from Kobe, Japan,
announcing that Russia has demanded
leave to land troops near Messampo, Co
rea, and, the dispatch says, wants no out
Incrcnsc In Russian Xnvy.
LONDON, March 30. The Russian Gov
ernment, according to a dispatch to the
Times from St. Petersburg, is considering
a scheme for a large Increase In tho Rus
Van Home's Cuban Investments.
NEW YORK. March 9. Sir William
Van Home, chairman of the executive
board of the Canadian Pacific, has Just
returned from Cuba, where he intends to
make extensive Investments In railroad
and other properties. He said today that
the reports of his acquisition of all tho
Cuban railroads was very much exag
gerated, though admitting that he had
already Invested in, several enterprises on
Clevelnnd and Bryan's Renomlnatlon
PRINCETON, N. J., March 29. Ex
Presldent Grover Cleveland was Inter
viewed, today In regard to tho statement
that he is in favor of the renomlnatlon
of W. J. Bryan ,for the Presidency, and
will vote for him If he runs again. Mr.
Cleveland denied that he had ever given
any authority for such a statement He
declined to give expression to his views
on the subject
General "Wood Hns a Daughter.
HAVANA, March 29. Mrs. Wood, wife
of the Governor-General, gave birth to a
10-pound girl at the Palace at noon today.
Mother and child are doing well. The
reco'rds of Havana do not show tho birth
hero of any other Governor-General's
child. Under the Spanish regime.' the
wife of a Governor-General Invariably left
for Saaln, that the child might be bom
Exposition Travel Opens.
NEW YORK, March 29. Travel to the
Paris Exposition has begun. The French
line steamer La Touralne, when she sailed
for Havre today, had the largest number
of passengers -on board that she has car
ried, on any eastward trip In two years,
there being 300 In the cabin, and 200 In
the steerage. The applications for passage
of 35 persons had to be refused.
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Fruit Jar Factory Bnrned.
NEW YORK, -March 29. Firo at New
Brunswick, N. J., last night did $100,000,
damage tok the Consolidated ITruit Jar
Factory. 'Three hundred bands are
thrown ou"t of employment
THf TRANSPORT" SERVICE
WAR DEPARTMENT SUPPLIES THE
SEIfATB WITH INFORMATION.
List and Cost of All Vessels Pur
chased and Chartercd-in the
Past Three Years.
WASHINGTON. March 29. Acting Sec
retary Melklejohn has sent a report .from
the Quartermaster-General to me senate
in reply to a resolution of January 9 last,
calling upon the Secretary of War for a
list of all transport ships and other ves
sels purchased or chartered by the War
Department since March 4, 1897, together
with their names, from whom purchased
or chartered, the, cost of purchase or char
ter, the cost of fitting up or repair and the.
number and names of vessels sold and the
reasons for such action.
The department's answer Is In tho form
of large tables, replying specifically to the
various inquiries of the Senate. From
these it appears that only one vessel was
sold, the steam tug Atlantic, which was
worn out and condemned. She brought
$1509. The transport Hooker, which was
fitted up for laying a deep-sea cable In the
Philippines, grounded near Corregldor Isl
and, 'while en route from Manila to Hong
Kong, and was tost. The steam lighter
Bessie became the property of the Gov
ernment, under the terms of the charter,
for $12,207, "and was renamed the Kearney.
It Is shown that 13 vessels have been pur
chased by the Quartermaster's Depart
ment since March 4, 1S97, exclusive of those
purchased for the army transport service
for transportation incident to the Spanish
War. These included the ferry-boat John
Hancock, the steam. tug3 General Hunt,
Martha and John Barry, and 10 eteam
launches, at a total cost of $112,479, with
$9525 for repairs;
Forty-nine vessels of all clasces were
purchased f6r the army transport service
during and since the Spanish War, Includ
ing about 25 small craft such as tugs,
launches and lighters purchased In the
Philippines. The total purchase price of
these vessels was $8,074,455, and the total
coat, of refitting and repairing was,$5,l'9,
093. The most expensive vessels were the
transports Grant, Logan, Sheridan, Sher
man, Thomas and Hancock. The purchase
price of the first five named was $660,000
each, and. that of the Hancock, 5G0O.00O.
The expense of fitting up these vessels is
stated as follows:
Hancock $543,516Sherldnn $339,169
Grant 32S.4593herman 526.954
Logan 4S3,SC9Thomas 325,365
It thus appears that the Hancock, Logan
and Sherman coat over $1,000,000 each, and
the other three named a slightly less
amount The purchase price for the trans
port Meade was $400,000, and $374,000 was
expended in fitting her up. The purchase
price of the Sumner was $160,594, and $2C0.
000 additional was expended In fitting her
up. The original cost of the hospital-ship
Relief was $450,000, and $265,591 was expend
ed In her transformation. The hospital
ship MIfesour.1. has cost the Government so
far $430,612, of which a little more than
half was expended In adapting her to
hospital purposes. Two of the large trans
ports, the Burnslde and the Hooker, are.
captured Spanish steamers. All the prin
cipal transports were- acquired under the
terms of their charters and were paid for
out of tho appropriation for the National
There wero 147 vessels chartered for tho
transport service, at a total cost of J10.
673,519 for services rendered and a total
cost of $1,S94,343 in restoring them to their
original condition on cancellation of char
ters. Of the chartered vessels, 79 were at
tached to the Atlantic fleet, at a cost for
service of $2,ES2,2S4 and for repairs of $175,
5S0. The remaining 6S chartered vessels
were employed on the Pacific Coast, at a
cost of; $7,749,235 for service and $107,603 for
CAPTAIN DE3IING .ARRESTED.
His Commissary. Returns Indicate a
SAN FRANCISCO, March 29. Captain
Peter C. Doming, Assistant Commissary of
Subsistence of the United States Volun
teers, is under arrest at Alcatraz Island.
It Is alleged his returns to the War Dc
partmentlndlcate the existence of a con
siderable deficit An Investigation was
made Into the case and Major S. W.
Groesbeck, Judge-Advocate of tho Depart
ment of California, filed formal charges
against him In compliance with orders
The charges have been filed with tho
commanding officer, and the court-martial
to try Captain Demlng has been appointed
to meet at the Presidio next Tuesday
morning. Colonel. J. B. Rowdes. of the
Third Artillery, will be president of the
court A copy of the charges filed havo
been sent to the accused, but no other
copy will be mado public until the opening
of the trial. According to General Shafter
the charges deal only with the actions of
Cantata. Demlng since he, arrived In this
Blarines Will Not Serve Guns.
NEW YORK, March 29. A special to the
Herald from Washington says:
Marines will not continue to serve the
batteries of American men - of - war.
This decision has been made by
Assistant Secretary Allen as a re
sult of consideration given to a pro
vision inserted In the naval regulations
by tho tjoard which has revised them,
practically prohibiting the further employ
ment of marines as gun crews. Tho
board's action Is a renewal of the effort
made several years ago by line officers,
notably, Captain R. D. Evans, to Induce
"Mr. Herbert, then Secretary of the Navy,
to have the gun crews mado up of blue
jackets. It la understood, however, that the new
regulations will contain a provision re
quiring the' marine guard on board ship
to be thoroughly drilled and Instructed nt
the guns of the main and secondary bat
teries, and permitting their station, under
ther own officers, at either or both bat
teries, as the commanding officers may di
rect Cargro and PnssenBexi of Sedsrvrlclc.
NEW YORK, March 29. The United
States transport Sedgwick. Captain Hen
rlcks, arrived today from Havana and Gi
bara with 51 cabin passengers and 66 dis
charged and furloughed soldiers, civilians,
etc. The Sedgwick brought nearly $1,000,
000 In specie and a large quantity of
Cuban products for the Paris Exposition.
While at Qlbara, March 25. 13 members ot
the transport's crew refused to obey tha
officers' orders. They were placed In Irons
and brought to this port for trial.
Cotton to Be Rear-Admirnl.
WASHINGTON, March 29. The Presi
dent today nominated Captain Charles S,
Cotton to be a Rear-Admlral.
sheet Steel Trust.
NEW YORK, March 29. The Incorpora
tion at Trenton, N. J., of the American
Sheet Steel Company completes, it Is said,
tho sheet steel trust
The Incorporation fee was $10,400. This
fee and that of $32,000 paid a day or two
since by "the Carnegie Company makes a
sum sufficient to pay the annual salaries
of the Governor, Secretary of State, State
Treasurer, State Controller, Clerk In
Chancery, Clerk of ot the Supreme Court
and State Librarian of New Jersey, leav
ing a balance even then of $400 In favor
of the public exchequer.
The American Sheet Steel Company, It
Is understood, will be affiliated with the
National Steel Company, the American
Tin Plate Company and the American
Steel Hoop Company, tho whole constitut
ing a group known in Wall streejt as the
"Mooe properties." Conference? of rep
resentatives of the companies about to
be consolidated Into the new sheet steel
corporation have been in progress, daily
at the offlco of Mooro Brothers, in this
city, for the purpose oS arranging the final
details preliminary to the Incorporation
of the company,
THE ACRE QUESTION.
Statement of the Relations Between.
Brazil and Bolivia.
RIO JANEIRO. March 4. Dr. Ino
cenclo SerzedcUo Correa, Deputy from the
State of Para and formerly a Minister,
published recently the following article,
which will show the feeling of the greater
part of the Brazilians of the Northern
States of Brazil In regard to tho vast
region of the Upper Amazon, at present
under the rulo of Colonel ..Braga and oth
ers, who deposed the President of the Re
public of Acre:
"There has never been any revolution
against the Brazilian authorities in Acre.
The population of almost the whole of
that region, composed of about 20.000 Bra
zilians, demand; guarantee for their prop
erty and the payment of such duties to
the Brazilian Government as they were
always accustomed to pay. The mixed
Brazilian-Bolivian Commission will meet
every facility and aid in carrying out tho
survey and making plans of the head
waters of the Javary. The Braz Han
naval force will be met with festivals,
which are already prepared, and not a
gun will ne fired. You need have no fear
that Acre will prove another Canudor.
The laboring people have not practiced a
single act of violence, and all the news of
combats and deaths so plentifully pub
lished at Rio Janeiro and here also are un
founded. "Commanders Cardezo, Quiorez and Par
ente and General Galvas have already ar
rived from Acre and confirm what I say.
The Tupy.wlll go up the river In March
and will return loaded with rubber In
April, just as all other steamers have
gone up and come'down. The desire Is not
to pay duties to the Bolivians at their
Improvised custom-house at Puerto Alon
zo. All declare this.
"All the Brazilian merchants and la
borers trust that the Brazilian Govern
ment will not force them to pay, but
they affirm should the Government send
orders to the gurfboats and forces under
Baptist Franco, they will not resist while
the vessels are here, but when the waters
recede,oblIglng the gunboats to come
down, they' will again throw oft all Bo
Moys&s Santlvane. Bolivian Consul at
Para, has published the following In re
gard to the Acre question:
"The final termination of theso events
suggested to the Government of Amo
zane tho Idea of expelling the Bolivian
authorities from Puerto Alonzo, and to
this end orders were sent to the Judge
a.t Antlmary and to the Delegate of Police,
tho highest state 'authorities In that re
gion, and they carried out faithfully the
Instructions sent At the head of 80 or
100 Brazilians of Acre they entered Puerto
Alonzo. which was wholly unprepared for
an attack of any kind and unsuap'clous of
any 111 will on the part of the Brazilian
citizens, who are. in a large majority.
"Whpn the acts were consummated,
their only desire was to inform the su
preme Federal Government at Rio. o con
fident were they that these would bo con
summated and tho Bolivian authorities re
placed by the Brazilian Government And,
In fact, this was the attitude at first as
sumed by Dr. Ca'mpoa Salles. who gave
orders to Ramhalho to chastise the delin
quents and replace the deposed members
of the delegation: but as this measure
would mean the abandonment of what
was later to be his right, the agent ot
the government had recourse to astute
ness in order to prevent tho Bolivians
from reoccupylng the district, and from
this the Idea of the Galvez expedition
was born, prepared and realized at Ma
nais, without the least scruple: so much
so that even before the arrival of the
President of the Independent republic at
Puerto Alonzo, wo already knew of the
famous Independence movement organized
by agents of an unknown syndicate,
whose manager was the then editor of he
Commercio do Amazonas, AFbera Merelra,
"Galvez was accompanied by 30 adven
turers, nearly all Spanlarcs. well-armed
and provisioned at a cost of $80,000. He
carried with him his manifesto printed at
Manals and constituted the same news
paper his 'organ. These and other adven
turers have constantly received aid of
all kinds from Manals and even In Para.
So far even' means has been employed
to prevent the replacement of the Bo
"It Is to early to declare that Bo
livia has not the means of Imposing by
force her authority. She has never
thought for a moment that the Federal
Government of Brazil Intended to prevent
her from occupying what she had a right
to consider her undisputed territory. Bo
livia does not for a moment fear her
ability to overcome the power of the ad
venturers there, but if behind these there
be any considerable power Interested in
fomenting trouble and that furnishes ma
terial elements for resisting her authority
after exalting the patriotism of the In
habitants, then probably she has not the
VICE IN GOTHAM.
Police Captain Andrews, of the Ten
derloin Precinct, Indicted.
NEW YORK. March 29. The Investiga
tion Into the charges that vice flourished
openly In this city under police-nrotectlon
reached a sensational climax today, when
the grand Jury returned three Indictments
against Police Cnptaln AndTew J. Thomas,
in command of the tenderloin precinct For
nearly two weeks the grand Jury, of which
George H. Putnam, the publisher, Lj fore
man, has been considering conditions In
the Tenderloin precinct. Specifically, Cap
tain Thomas is-charged with falling to
close resorts In the tenderloin, such as the
TIvolI, Bohemia. Haymarket Arcadia,
Pekln. etc., against wnich a nubile cru
sade has been waged for nearly a month.
The Indicted man was convicted practi
cally on his own testimony. Captam
Thomas was not arrested tonight He
will appear before Recorder Goff tomor
row. Battle Between Outlaws and Posse.
DENVER. March 29. a. special to the
Rocky Mountain News from Gallup. N.
M.. says a bloody battle between a Sher
iff's posse and a gang of desperadoes oc
curred near Navajo Springs,' GO miles west
of Gallup, yesterday afternoon, In which
two of the posse, Gus Gibbons and Frank
Lesuere, were killed. Five of the out'aws
were captured, two badly wounded. Three
escaped, and are being followed. The gang
had been stealing cattle. In various parts
of the country.
Act of an Insane Woo'ld'oPP61'
CALAIS, Me., March 29. Fred Reyno'ds,
a woodchopper at Red Beach, 10 miles
from here, became Insane today and klled
his wife and one son with an ax, lnlired
another son seriously, and burned the
house to the ground. Reynolds thm ran
up the street, flourishing the ax, bat was
arrested and brought to this city -or safe
The Horlockcr Case ,
HASTINGS, Neb., March 29,-State At
torney McCreary had not conleted his
argument in the Honocker case when
court adjourned this after-neon. He will
finish In the morning, aftir which the
Judze will give his charge- and the case
will go to the jury.
Elijah Moore Sentenced to Hnnsr.
DEXTER, Mo., March A Elijah Moore,
aged 19. who murdered the Rev. Jesse
Moore, his father, In ths county, Novem
ber 1 last was sentenca to hang May 16.
He showed no emotion 'when, sentence was
Dallas piacWnlsts Strike.
DALLAS, Tex., l"arch 29. All the ma
chinists In Mungef's cotton machinery
manufacturing ,wo ks, the largest of the
'kind In the world- went on. strike today.
4 Tho men refused to do double work re-
quired .by the company, andtho Interna
uoaau issociauon or .Machinists author
ized, the strike
PRICE OF WOOL LOWER.
Livestock Quotations Are Also Said
to Have a DownTvnrd Trend,
PENDLETON, March 2S. Local advices
are to 'the effect thnt n-nni y,na nw.
drop of 2 cents a pound, although no sale
have been made In this county. Inasmuch
as only one or two bands have been
sheared. The nominal local quotation la
10 to u cents for average weight woola
here. Some time ago, quotations were
running hiKher. that !.? nnmfnnt mintn-
tlons, and many predicted considerably
higher prices when the market should
open. A sheep man, who has been in tha
business for several years, stated today
mac, upon making inquiries, he found
that the market had slnmnpd 2 rnt: anrt
stood at 10 to 11 cents. Some light woola
wm Dnng more, and the heavy wools will
bring lees, but the average Is expected to
run from 10 to 11 cent.
Apparently in sympathy with the drop
In wool, sheep have gone down alsq some
what la Drlce. and a nhpan mon sfntsfi to
day that sheep must loe a total of 60
uenis per neaa over the quotations of the
past month or two. On dent -van mnrirt
here last evening for 1000 wethera at $2 25
a head. The same buyer, who is from the
East, purchased GOO from anothpi- man at
the same price. At this time these 1600
sneep are about the only ones known to
have been sold herA thfs Rnrlnc Thn
price of ?2 25 Is less than had been antici
pated by the sheepowners, but is never
theless a very good price.
Catt'e are somewhat lowpr. it Rppmn na
though the range of prices for livestock
lor me past rew months has been too
high, and that th( marVpUhdc hftcn onm.
pelled to yield to the pressure, and that
came anu sneep are more nearly at a
nominal valuation now than they havo
So perfect has been the weather this
Spring that the Increase of lambs will bo
at least ICO per cent ot the number of
ewes. This is the onlnlon of a lare-A num
ber of sheep men who have been ques-!
tioncu on tne susject Lambing has com
menced, and. so far, thero has not been
one day or nicht when bad wcithpr ransod
the less of a single lamb. The weather
conditions are radically different from
tnose wnich prevailed a year ago, whoa
there was scarcely a day In which soma
losses were not su3tamtd. the total In
crease being cut down materially.
CHARCOAL INJURES WOOL.
Fleeces From Burned Ranges Sell at
ECKLEY, Or., March 2S. (To the Edi
tor.) Will you state In The Oregonlan
whether charcoal Injures the fibers of
wool? When we take our wool to mnr.
ket, the first question the merchant asks
Is: -"Have you a burnt range?" If tha
reply is "Yes.", the merchant states that
the wool is only worth half so much In th
When we tell the butcher we have a
burnt ranee, he shakes his nad and anm
tne sneep are not fit to eat. Who is cor
rect, tne wooiouyer, tne outcner, or both?
SheeD that run on burnt ranee arc larir-
er, stronger and fatter than others, and
j. cannot see wny tneir wool should not
be better. The weight of the charcoal la
nothing to speak of, and It keeps ticka
from the- sheep. L. L. HAINES.
The best Information The Oregonlan can
obtain is to the effect that charcoal In
jures the fibers of .wool by discoloration
and also by affecting the texture. When
badly discolored by charcoal, the original
luster of the wool can never be restored.
Wool clipped from sheep on burnt range
sells in the market for tbout -two-thlrdi
tho price of first-grade wool.
Portland butchers say that sheep fat
tened on burnt ranges make as good mut
ton as any, and that no discrimination la
Hunting: for Burled Treasures,
Jekyl Island,, off the coast of Georgia,
which has been made the resort of several
rich New Yorkers, who own It, may ba
dug up In a search for hidden treasure
supposed to have been burled there by
some of the earlier pirates. A lot of old
Mexican silver dollars has already been
found. It Is said, and the belief Is that
much gold has been burled there.
Tlnsot I'Ictnrcs Go to Brooklyn.
NEW YORK, March 29. The famous
Tiesot pictures, illustrating scenes In tha
life of Christ, have been purchased by
the Brooklyn Institute o'f Arts and Sci
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sluggish, out of tune and yon feel dull,
bilious, constipated, take a doso ol
And you'll be nil rleht In tho morning.
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