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Events of the Day in a Con
UK INTEREST TO ALL HEADERS
Items of Importance From Domestic
ad Foreign Sources Onn
of the Dispatches.
Fire destroyed a block of ten houses
in Pittsburg, Pa., renderiug ten fuin
Hies homeless, and causing a loss of
The Commeroiul aud Savings bank,
of San Jose, Cal., has olosed its doors.
The depositors, it is said, will be paid
The defenses at Esquimau, B. C,
are again being strengthened. Seven
new heavy breeoh-loading gnus have
just arrived from England.
The collapse of the rear of a frame
factory building in Chicago resulted
in seriously injuring five persons and
nearly 100 others bad narrow escapes.
Four men were killed and one in
jured by the blowing up of an engine
on the Delaware, Susquehanna &
Schuylkill railroad at Qum Run, Pa
There have been floods in the Alpine
uistriots oi tne xyrol and in Bohemia,
with avalanches and landslides on the
railways. It is feared that many lives
nave been lost.
A project is on foot in Vanoouver. B.
C, to bold a ohauipionahip professional
regatta at the time of the meeting of
the Northwest Paolflo Assooiaiton of
In Oaklaud, Cal., two ohildren. aged
10 and 5, wore run down by an eleotrio
oar and Instantly killed. The children
were daughters of Frank E. Booth, a
commission merchant doing business in
James Duggan, a well-known oitisen
of Denver and five others have loft
there for the Alaskan gold fields. The
praty will number fifty and they will
go in a chartered vessel, and oarry sup
plies for a two years' stay.
President Cleveland held his first tri
weekly reoeptton to the publio at the
White House, after a suspension of
nearly two years. About 200 persons
took advantage of the opportunity to
shake hands with the president
In San Franoisoo 800 painters went
on a strike. They ask for an increase
of 60 oonts a day, making their wages
3 instaed of $2. 60. The strike was
ordered by the Painters' union, aud
was deolded upon some days ago.
The president has pardoned Nathan
Blum, oonvioted in Oregon of smug
gling and conspiracy, but whose sen
tence was suspended, and F. M. Sauls
bury, oonvioted in Oregon of misusing
penalty envelopes, ana fined $800.
South Australia, which feared the
oonstruotion of the British Paoiflo oable
beoause it might injure its land line,
will be conciliated by the offer of com
pensation to maintain revenue from
the transcontinental line at the average
level oi tne past five years.
John L. Sullivan and Parson Davies
are preparing to head a movement to
plaoe pugilism on a paying basis again.
Sullivan believes sporting men should
oragnize and refuse to oast their bal
lots for legislators or congressmen who
would not agree to let pirzeflghters go
Robert Edgren, the well-known uni
versity hammer-thrower, has broken
t the world's record for throwing the
16-pound hammer. On the Berkley
campus, in Berkely, Cal., he threw the
missile which has made him famous
147 feet and 7 inohes. The world's
record was 146 feet.
The disreputable women who infest
Morton street and St. Mary's Plaoe, in
San Franoisoo, are in a state of terror
on account of the murder of two of
their olass within a month. Both
women were strangled to death in
their rooms, and in both oases the mur
derers have esoaped.
The National Armenian relief oom
mittee of New York will send $10,000
to Constantinople. It is stated by the
committee that the distribution of
money is being now made among the
Armenians, and at the present time the
greatest obstaole to the work of relief
is laok of funds rather than opposition
by the sultan.
A dispatoh from Baroelona says that
the merchants of the oity have agreed
not to sell Amerloan products in the
event of Cleveland approving the Cuban
belligerency resolutions. They have
also opened a subscription toward a
fund, whioh is to be devoted to the
purohase of warships.
Recent advices fully oonfirm the re
port of the overthrow of the pro-Japanese
government in Corea and the es
tablishment of a distinctly Russian
ministry, the members of the late cabi
net having, with one exoeption, been
put to death with horrible bararity,
iuolusive of oannibalism. The fortun
ate member of the late govenrment to
save his head was the minister of war,
who is believed to have oome toAmeri
oa in exile.
Delegates from the various commer
cial organizations of San Franoisoo held
a conference as to the best means of
protecting San Franiowio'i fradafHth
Eureka and OJher North PaoificT&y
ports against Portland's competition.
A oommittee was appointed to wait
upon the O. R. & N. and North Paoiflo
steamshlip oompaniea, and ask them to
disootinue their servioes between Port
land and Eureka and intermediate
The plan for the reorganization of
the Oregon Short Line & Utah North
ern Railway Company, agreed to by all
contending interests, has been officially
issued. It calls for a foreclosure and a
new company to be known as the Ore
gon hort Line Railway Company. It
preserves the entire system, and also
tne ooutrol of a block of Oregon Rail
way navigation stock, whioh is
seoured by $18,000,000 collateral trust
bonds, the new Short Line Company
paying tne assessment unon the Navi
An attempt was made to wreck the
union Paoiflo, Butte & Salt Lake ex
press one mile from Pocatello, Idaho.
wnen within a short distance of th
last switch, Engineer Andrews saw a
man throw the switch and run w
The engineer immediately reversed his
engine. The train left the trunk w
fortunately the oars remained nnriirht ery'
aim uu one was injured. There is a "otonreiu women and 400 men
deep uu, at this point, and had the ln tbe Stdlaooom asylum. There are
train not been promptly stoDned. it 1(04 at Medical Lake.
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e...0. u muuve is mown ior the proauoea 10.852 nomida nf w.tor a
tne juonroe creamery. 20.000 bounds.
HILLSUOKO. OREGON. THURSDAY, MARCH II. 18.
WILL NOT INTERFERE
Items ot General Interest
From All Sections.
DEVELOPMENT AND PROGRESS
All the Cities and Towns of the Paoiflo
State and Territories
New Whatcom is determined to have
a federal appropriation for a fish hatoh
The strike of 13,600 Berlin jointers
was enoed this week. The workmen
nave obtained higher pay and shorter
While sitting in his cabin at Eliza
bethtown, N. J., Jeff Bailey was blown
to atoms by the explosion of 86 pounds
ui giant powder.
Ihe British colonial office has
been asked to sanction a ohartered oom
pany to exploit Ashantee, but it is un
nicely it will ooneaent
To escape arrest for embezzlement of competent cruisers.
Attorney-General Jones has rendered
an epinion to the effeot that the faculty
of the state normal school has the
power to expel pupils.
Mrs. Isaao G. Morgan
tie, at the age of 63.
will be embalmed and
Franoisoo' to be oremated.
The amount of timber standing on
the left fork of Gray's river. Wahki-
akum county, is said to be 250,000,000
feet. This, after a careful estimate hv
died in Seat
sent to San
dered in favor of the plaintiff fori
Ihe council of Grant's Pass has
passed an ordinance prohibiting noisy
parades through the streets by God'
Spring is backward on Young's
river, out a Dig hay orop is expected
and no hard times are troubling the
Young's river people.
ine order of themavor of Miltnn
dosing cburohes and prohibiting other
puoiio gatherings because of scarlet
lever, has been revoked.
The Nehalem valley is in a nrosDer
ous condition, and stock is looking very
nae, me winter having been mild.
The ground is yet too wet for plowing,
dui tne rarmers anticipate a good sea
government funds, Frank Mapes, post-
........ r . . .
ui Aansas uny, nan., com
mitted suioide at his residence in that
The Anglo-German loan of 100,000,'
000 taels has been issued at 94, with
interest at 6 per oent The oontraot
stipulates that tbe customs administra
tion is to remain unchanged.
According to a report on tbe organ
ized militia of the United States, just
prepared by the war department, the
United States in oase of need, can nut
,oy,ov4 mon in the field.
Tbe senate ot Cambridge university.
London, by a vote of 188 to 171. has
rejected tbe proposition to amxiint a
committee to consider the question of
oomerring degrees upon women.
W. E. Peck, of CosmoDolis. has re-
oeived legal notice that he is one of
the few heirs to a large estate in New
York state. The will is to be mrobated
the last of this month.
A burglar entered the residence of
Judge Arthnr in Spokane, smoked
some of the judges best cigars, took
what small change he could find and
made off with tbe judge's trousers.
The Bellingham Bay Imnrovemenfc
Company, of New Whatcom, is put
ting in new boilers and making other
improvements with the view to extend
ing its cargo oapaoity. A large timber
pianer will be added.
The Fidalgo oannery has oonmleted
one building and a second is well ad
vanced. The Anaoortes oannerv has
During February, the exports of gpld flushed one building and work is being
pusneu on a second. Machinery, net
material, eta , are beginning to arrive.
Although a persistent searoh has been
made to disoover the whereabouts of
George W. Lysle, who left St. Joseph's
nospitai, Dairhaven, over a year ago.
no traoe of him has yet been found.
Relatives and friends are still search-
ing afor him, but it is doubtful if thev
find any due till the waters beaoh
A suit has been instituted in the su
perior oourt of Franklin oounty by J.
B. Hubrick for $900 damages on ao-
oount of a non-oompliance on the part
of the railroad company to open their
draw aoross the Columbia during the
flood. Mr. Hubrick was tied tin for
ooin and bullion amounted to $2,188.
700, and the imports to $11,669,080.
For the eight months, the exnorts were
0o,ut;t,uu2 in excess of the imports.
Two hundred fishermen. belonging
to nevai, near St. Petersburg. Russia.
with their horses and carts, have been
blown out to sea on floating ice. Thev
have only one dav's nrovisiona with
A Jl i. ....
a uuwstroua oouision between a
freight train and a snowplow ooourred
on the Berkshire division of the New
York, New Haven & Hartford rail
road, near Kent furnace, Milford,
tonn. iwo men were killed and
seven or eight others injured.
A Moscow aorrnannnrinnt nf t.ha T.nn.
don News believes it true that the Dorte ne aayB wlth tne steamer Unole
has deoided upon the expulsion of the Kl0hard. anl claims $100 per day.
British and Amerioan missionaries in The Taooma council has voted against
Asia Minor. "Such a measure would the adoption of the amendments of the
be oonsonant with the wishes of proposed charter providing for levying
nusBia, tne correspondent adds. "b ior support of the publio library
At the request of the state depart- and parks' and a8ain9t the seotion pro-
ment at Washington, the United StateB n,DltlnB the olty treasruer from invest-
embassy at Berlin has formally invited lug pnbll Iuuds in oity warrants The
all the German universities to send amendment taking confirmatory power
delegates to the Princeton oelebration . m Me oonno" was approved, as were
in Ootober next. Some of them, in- 01086 abdiahing the board of pulio
oludina! the nniveraitv nf ftnattincm wsras,
o louuuuuii luttuu dv ido county
commissioners of Thurston will result
in a monthly saving of $10 in the
auditor's office, $10 in the treasurer's
office, $10 in the sheriff's oflioe, $10 in
tne clerk's olnoe. 1 10 on the lanitor.
f au at tne Jail, and $40 in the survey
or s omoe, a total of $110 per month,
county Surveyor Ruth will probably
One hundred students of Muhlenberg
oollege, Allentown, Pa., participated
in an anti-Spanish demonstration.
They paraded the oollege corridors and
campns, singing patriotio songs and
cheering, and ended by burning the
Spanish flag and hanging General
Wevler in efHmr.
" contest in the courts the right of the
ine rope Manufacturing Company's commissioners to out off his per diem.
building. Boston. u nnmnlatalir mt. a 1 t ., .
-- r- o- n uuuiuot 01 inaians nave made a
T 7 neoessitating a general great oatoh of muskrats on the Colville
awiiu. . iuo km u Between foou,uuu
and $400,000. The block was a five-
ine Caldwell lumber mill at Grand
Rapids was broken into and all of tbe
oiroular saws were stolen. No trace
of the thieves has yet been discovered.
ihe loss will amount to several bun-
umatnia a oounty oourt refuses to
offer bounties on squirrels or to fur.
nisn poison to the farmers for flahtino'
ii . , . .. ... " "
tne pests, on tne ground that the state
law does not authorize such aotion re.
garding squirrels, though other animals
are expressly mentioned.
A very large gray eagle was killed
near Philomath a few days ago. It
measured seven feet and one inoh from
tip to tip, and had a beak four inehna
long; the distanoe between its eyes was
three inches, and it was four inohes
across the top of the head. It was
perched on the top of a barn when
A petition to the Umatilla oounty
oourt sets forth that Robert Kinsman
has built a man trap on the Wild
Horse road in the shape of a tunnel
under the publio highway for tbe pur
pose of allowing his hogs to pass from
one field to another. The man trap
will be investigated.
Fred Paul, the young man of Walla
Walla, who left that oitv last week in
rather an abrupt manner in order to
keep from fulfilling a matrimonial en
gagement, and whose whereabouts has
since been a mystery both to the inter
ested young lady and the young man's
parents, has been found at last on the
Jonathan Stout, who died at his
home near MoMinnville, was 88 years
old. He orossed the plains to Oregon
in 1862; in 1856 he went to Yamhill
oounty and settled on the homestead
where he died. His wife died soon
after they arrived in Oregon. He was
the father of eight ohildren, five of
whom are still living.
Horace Dunlap returned to Lakeview
last week from his trip to New Or
leans, where he took two oarloads of
mules. He did not find the market as
good as expected, but will try it again
in the near future. Next time he will
take mares, as he knows what he oan
do with them. He followed the South-
dim i: nui uu roaa, going via Los An'
geles, m Paso, San Antonio, Houston
and other Southern points.
The European Powers Would
Not Help Spain.
THAT IS IN THE EVENT OF WAR
Madrid Dispatches Bmr Mexico's Foil
Hon Make. Her the Vanguard
Ag-alnat Yankee Encroachment.
London, March 18 The Berlin cnr.
respondent oi the Times says the Ham
uurger correspondent, who is often
usea as an offloial mnnthnlo
wi w wo powers would refuse to in
.ryBue in support of Spain in the
v,uoau anair against the United States.
VJi J -a v ...
anuria, jnaron IN. -ThA oftawl.
a - " hvwuiiiuii
lne newspapers of this citv h. w
attracted to the fact that long inter
views have been taking place between
the Mexioan minister here and the
Spanish minister for war and minister
for foreign affairs. The papers declare
ma me ties between Mnxinan.
Spaniards tighten daily, and that
iueiioos position makes her nnll.
1,0 . "
'""guara against "xankee
oroaohmeuts upon Latin Amerioa.'
vavsb MJJU DnnilG trtRTA Avnroaa
-1,j,vui,uicih ana impatienoe at Gen
eral Weyler's failure tc suppress the
Havana, March 18. Dr. Jn Man
uelDelgado, the Amerioan citizen re
iyou w nave been shot and nearly
killed by Spanish troonsundnr rhm,.
amnd of General Melquiz, arrived here
jocwruay. The oaptain-general has
uruimsea prompt inouirv into th ni,.
oumstanoes, and has given assurances
that the guilty persons will be most
vereiy punished. Dr. Delgado is said
to have been bound hand and foot and
shot without trial and without any
Justification. The dootor was left for
dead, and eight of his father's employes
were killed. The United States consul-general,
Ramon O. Williams, has
taken the matter in hand.
THE SALVATION ARMY.
story stuoture of briok, profusely orna
mented with terra ootta trimminss.
Seventeen thousand bioycles and parts
were destroyed in the flames.
Lord Dunraven presided at a meet
ing of the Yaobt laoing Association
held in London. Before the meeting
wag called to order, the question of
the advisability of making a reply to
the New York Yaoht Club in regard to
the expulsion of Dnraven was inform
ally diousaed, and it was deoided that
it wonld not be good taste to do so.
The matter was dropped.
A terrible tragedy ooourred in Seneoa
Falls, N. Y. It was the murder of a
highly respeotable young girl, Miss
Mary Mansel, by Thomas. Pelkinton. a
farm hand. Pelkinton. immediately
after the mnrder, and with the same
weapon with whioh he committed the
murder, took Mb own life. The eirl
reoeived two bullets in the head, one
entering the brain. '
The Goulds will not be compelled
to pay taxes on $10,600,000 assessed in
New York for the year 1986. Five
suits had been filed against the estate
of Jay Gonld and his sons and daugh
ters to enforce the finding of the com
missioners of taxes and assessments.
The defendants pleaded non-resideace.
The corporation oonnsel has announced
that it has been deoided to abandon
The whole of the republio of Hon
duras has been pjaped under martial
law, pending the settlement of tbeoivil
revolt in Nioaragua, in which the
president of Honduras has espoused the
oause of the Zelaya government against
the rebels. The near approach of the
contending forces in Nioaragua to the
Honduras frontier, and the disposition
of the president of Guatemala to inter
pose for the settlement of the war, are
the considerations that made the step
seem advisable of plaoing the country
under martial law.
river bottoms during the past few days.
Stephen H. Hookett, aged 66, died
on Kalama river last week, of con
sumption. He oame to Washington in
1883. His wife died in 1888. At his
own request, an autopsy was held on
his body, after death, and showed that
his lungs had been suffused with a
large quantity of water. .
A Spokane newsboy, Ralph Delaney,
was tried in the police oourt of that
oity the other day for stealing newspa
pers, on complaint of the Spokesman
Review. After the evidence, whioh
showed the boy's guilt plainly enough,
was all in, the attorney for the defense
moved a dismissal of the oharge on the
ground that the paper or papers alleged
to have been stolen were not the prop
erty of the Spokesamn-Review at the
time, as they beoame the property of
the subscriber as soon as they were de
livered at his door. On this technical
ity the oase was then dismissed.
It is expeoted that the Soio oreamery
will be in operation by April 1.
Coos oounty is calling in its war
rants issued up to January, 1891. f
The Bandon lighthouse recently put
to work, has a foghorn in connection
Artesian water has been found on a
farm near Tbe Dalles at a depth of
The widow of the ' lte Samuel P.
Sturgis, of Pendleotn, has received the
$6,000 for whioh his life was insured.
The beaoon light in the new light
house at Bandon was for the first time
flashed out over the Bauclon bar last
The oontraot for oarrying the mail
between Ashland and Klamath Falls
has been sublet to Austin Bish for
Cirouit oourt for Baker oounty has
adjourned nntil March 19. In the
oase of the Baker City National bank
vs, C. H. Stuller, a verdiot was ren-
ihe Star mail service between Fra-
ser and Ley burn has been ordered discontinued.
Special mail service from Southwick
to Crescent in Latah oounty has been
ordered discontinued March 81 next
The mines olosed down by the recent
freeze-up are gradually resuming work.
They will be running in full blast
A petition is to be oiroulated in the
Coeur d'Alenes asking the Oregon
Railway Navigation Company to run
Sunday passenger and mail trains.
It is scarcely possible to read a paper
published anywhere in Idaho without
reading of new mine discoveries or in
creased prosperity in the mining indus
try. This year will unquestionably
show a largely increased gold produc
tion for the state. In many oases
placer mining will be carried on a
larger scale than ever before, with
more modern methods and better ap
pliances. New mills are being con
tracted for in many districts, and from
the Coeur d'Alenes to the Owyhee more
men will be engaged in prospecting
than ever before. The faot is patent
that all the discoveries yet made in
Idaho amount to almost nothing com
pared with future possibilties.
The largest popular nonpolitioal con
vention ever held in the state has
olosed its labors in Helena. It was the
immigration and mining convention,
oalled for the purpose of effecting a per
manent organization that shall work
for the development of Montana by
seouring the immigration of desirable
farmers and the enlistment of capital
in mining enterprises. Every , oounty
was represented. For two days there
was a series of papers by specialists
from all over the state, setting forth
the resources of their respective sec
tions. Never was theie such a resume
of the advantages of Montana pie
pared. Emphasis was laid on the fact
that there are thousands of aores of till
able land in the state. A very large
per oentage of the farm products and
supplies used in the larger oities are
imported from other states. The oity
of Butte alonu sends outside $800,000
annually for butter, eggs and flour.
Soaroely 10 per cent of the pork prod
ucts oonsumed in the state are pro
duced at home. Resolutions were
adopted deolaring that no more invit
ing field for immigration exists than
Monatna. The state had an abundance
of th finest grazing lands and a great
number of rioh valleys, whioh will pro
duoe orops in abundanoe. Besides, the
state is rioh in preeious metals. A
permanent bureau will be organized
for the preparation of authoritative
statements and the dissemiation of in
formation and literature among farm
ers and capitalists.
General Booth Formally Welcomed
Back to England.
London, March 18 -The Salvation
Army in London was in a state of ex
oitement today, the occasion being a
mass meeting at the Crystal Palace, to
formally welcome back to England
upon his return from his journey
around the world. Hnnnrai to,ui
Booth, oommander-in-ohief of the
General Booth, in his address, refer
red immediately to the action of Bal
lington Booth, in Amerioa, saying he
,wu' to meet one of the heav
iest trials he had ever been called upon
to face; but even darkness had a silver
lining. The Salvation Army, he as
serted, stood almost to a man true to
him, and assurances of unceasing. de
votion had been pouring in from every
quarter of the globe.
At the conclusion of his address, the
Booth-Tuokers, who have been oom
mandmg the army in India, were oalled
to the front of the platform. Two
offloers of the army held over them the
stars and stripes, and the Salvation
Army blood-and-fire ensign. The gen
eral took each of them by the hand and
dedioated them to the nw w,i, ,
imerioa in a few words, whioh greatly
stirred the immense audience of 20,000,
all of whom joined in an outburst of
oheers for the Amerioan flag.
RIVALRY OF NEWSPAPERS.
One Editor Swallowed Pol.on to Get
Ahead of the Oppotltlen l'aper
Omaha, Maroh 18. A special from
Midvale, Neb., says:
Beoause a rival paper "scooped" him
on an important item a wank aon
Merohant, the editor of a Midvale
weekly, wrote a thrilling aooount of
his own suicide for publication in laat
Monday's issue of his own nir
swallowed poison half an hour after
his contemporary had gone to press.
Merohant was evidently in earnest in
his effort at self-destruction, for he
locked himself in his office to give the
fatal drug time to take effect, and ie
fused admission to his foreman, who
rushed to his assistance as soon as he
discovered what his employer had done.
appalled at his obstinaoy, the fore
man lost no time in bursting in th
door. Then he summnnnri a nhiun
With the latters' heln the newsnanw
man was finally saved. The opposition
came out late with an extra giving a
full aooount of the affair, including its
happy termination, but Merohant is
muoh oonsoled by the thought that the
original and really only authentic an
nouncement was on the street in his
own paper several hours before his
rival was able to reaoh its subscribers.
The Carton Mint Robbery.
Carson, Nev., Maroh 18. The
of John T. Jones, oharged with the
robbery of the Carson mint, will go to
the jury soon. During the. trial the
attorney for the defendant expressed
his willingness to submit the oase to
the jury without argument, but oonn.
Bel for the government would not con-1
sent. The United States distriot attor
ney opened and spoke particularly of
Jones' rapidly aoquired wealth since
his employment in the mint. Jones
said this was made by dealing in min
ing stooks, but the evidenoe and looks
of the bank and brokers show that he
actually lost in such details during that
time. To this the attorney for the de
fense replied that the proseoutions'
own witness said the faot that Jones
had made large sums of money by
stooks was a matter of oommon knowl
edge, and that it is very oommon for
people to handle their stock transac
tions through other people.
Condensed Record of the Doing-, of the
Washington, March 14. Senators
Bherman and Hill were the oonspiou
ous ngures in the Cuban debate in the
senate today. The New York senator
foroibly urged the mercenary character
pending resolutions., while Shnr.
man upheld them with another graphic
arraignment oi tspain and Weyler.
was the fourth day of the debate
tne conierenoe report, and yet there
was no evidence of a near approach
A final ba,. .1.1 I r. .
- ,uW, Kiuiuoirn onerman an
nounced that he would press for a vote
at tne earliest moment Mitchell in
troauoed a Joint resolution in the en
ate allowing the engineers to use 20.
000 of tbe unexpended balance for the
cascade locks, to be used for making
a protection walL He made a brief
talk, asking the committee on com
meroe to report the resolution as speed
uy aa possible.
Washington, March 16. The excite
ment of the Cuban debate cave wit
Cookrell today, his elaborate speech on
tne nnancial Question oconnvinu fnnr
hours. There was a spirited reference
to uuba early in tbe day. when it He.
veiopeo during an explanation by
twuge mat ine oommittee on foreim
relations had received from Secretary
a statement by Henor de Lome,
the Spanish minister, giving the Brian-
ish view of the case. This brought out
animated suggestions from Hoar and
Woloott that the senate be put in pos
session oi this important testimony.
ioo:reiiB speech was an elaborate
presentation of the financial Question
from the silver standpoint, so much so
that Hoar stated that it was the ableat
sliver speech he had ever listened to.
Washington. March 18. Thn annate
had an hour of spirited Cuban debate
late today, after the early nart of the
day had been given to set speeohes by
uuuge on immigration and Pngh on
J 1 rm. i i ..
onvor. mo juoan discussion was
mainly important in bringing out the
iuu reading of a statement of the Snan
ish side of the case by Senor Dupuy de
Lome, the Spanish minister. This
had been referred to some davs aa-o.
but could not be made public. Today,
however, Morgan read a letter from
Secretary Olney saying the Spanish
minister gave his permission for the
publio use of the statement It claimed
to detail the insurgent methods of
guerilla warfare, the burning of cane
fields and the disorganized character of
the insurgent bands.
Washington, Maroh 14. In the
house today, during the morning hour,
on motion of Johnson, a resolution
was adopted by whioh the claim of
Coleman, republican, of the second
Louisiana distriot, to the seat of Buck,
oeoioed in favor of the latter.
uanielB called up the contested elec
tion oase of Aldrioh-Robbins, from the
fourth Alabama district, in whioh the
republicans recommended the seating
of Aldrich. Three hours and a half,
he said, were to be allowed on eaoh
side for argument Moody denounced
in forcible languarge what he termed
the orimes against honest elections in
Alabama. Several others spoke on the
subject, but it went over.
Washington, March 16. Provisions
iur puimuk several orait oi the navy
into condition for service as soon as
possible was made today by the house
oommittee on naval affairs. Commo
dore Hiohborne, chief of the bureau ot
construction and repairs of the navy
department, made a request for a spe
cial appropriation of $860,000, to be
availalbe for use immediately, explain
ing that several gunboats and other
craft oould be put in shape to go into
commission, if needed, for compara
tively small expenditures, and the de
partment considered it advisable that
the work shonld be done at once. To
partly balance the allowances for Com
modore Hichborne's bureau, the gen
eral appropriation therefor was cut
down from $14,000,000 to $12,600,000.
There are twelve boats whioh the de
partment will put into oondition for
service, and for which the appropria
tion is asked. Some of them are new
oraft, and others old ones now out of
Washington, Maroh 18. This was
suspension day in the house, and sev
eral bills were passed. The most im
portant was the Oklahoma homestead
bill, which relieves homesteaders in
Oklahoma of the payment of the pur
ohase price of their homesteads. The
house also deoided, at the request of
Hitt, 'chairman of the oommitteee on
foreign affairs, to oonsider the resolu
tions censuring Ambassador Bayard on
Friday. A bill was passed granting to
the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy
Railroad Company the right of way
through the Sao and Fox Indian reser
vation. Bills were passed granting to
the First National bank of Sprague,
Wash., tbe right to change its location
to Spoakne, Wash , and to inorease the
rank and pay of the judge-advocate of
the navy when appointed from the
The Hungry Miners,
Erie, Colo., Maroh 16. If the ooal
war has been a boon to consumers, it
has been death to the miners, bringing
a reduction of inoome, and bare subsist
ence in all cases, and destitution in
not a few. It may result in aotual dis
tress in in many families. The win
ter has not been a favorable one for
ooal miners. The weather has been
mild and the demand correspondingly
light Hence the miners earned small
wages, not to exceed $26 per month.
Many have earned nearer $10 or $12 a
month. The outlook here is anything
but bright, and while there is as yet
no starvation, it is only a matter of a
short time when there will be hungry
men, women and ohildren unless a
speedy turn of affairs is taken for the
4-The Zambesi river, in South Af
rica; is 1,800 miles in length.
PEACE REIGNS AGAIN
Italy Has Passed Out of Its
ALL RIOTING REPORTED ENDED
Italy Breathes Freer Because of the
Chang From Blank Despair to
Great Hope In tbe Future.
Rome, Maroh 16. Out of the atom
of popular - anger, which swept Italy
When news of the defeat of the army
under Baraten arrived, but little re
mains of the feeling against the Italian
commander. All rioting has ceased.
The reserves who fled from the country
sooner than go to Africa at the call of
tne government for the olass of 1872.
are returning, and it is not thought
any steps will be taken to punish them.
negotiations with Menelek have been
opened. It is anticipated that peaoe
will be concluded before long, and the
war office has countermanded the in
structions sent to various nointa for tha
hurrying forward of reinforcements to
Africa. The new cabinet is aettlino-
down to work and the financial situa
tion is brighter than anticipated. Un
der these oiroumstanoes Italy breathes
freer than for some time past, and
tbere is a feeling of gratitude for those
who have aided, in Berlin, during thn
past few days, in bringing about thn
ohange from blank despair to great hope
in the future.
The conferences which have taken
place here recently, between the Mar.
quia di Rudini, the new premier, and
the Duke of Sermoneta, their audiences
with King Humbert and the constant
exchange of telegraphic messages be
tween this city and the German capital
have been coincident with tha mc.
ings in Berlin of the Austrian minister
for foreign affairs, Count Goluohowski;
the German foreign minister, Baron
Marschal von Bieberstein; the Italian
ambassador to Germany, Count Lanza
di Busca, and the imperial ohanoellor,
Prince Hohenlohe, suDblemented bv
audiences with Emneror William.
Out of all these exchanges of views it
is believed has grown a healthier atata
A FIVE HOURS' BATTLE.
Desperate Fighting Reported la
Managua, Nioaragua. March IB
Desperate fighting, lasting five honra.
has occurred at PitaL Tha rahoi.
made a stubborn resistance, but were
finally beaten. Two hundred
killed and wounded. There is great
rejoicing here, churoh bells ringing
and cannons fired.
New York, Maroh 16. A disnatnh
to the Herald from Managua says:
One thousand rebles were defeated
at Pital, near Momotombo. ' The battle
lasted four hours. The government
troops were commanded, by Generals
Paiz, Pablo and Reyes. The rebel ln
was heavy. The enemy was pursued
by the government troons. An engage
ment in which the rebels were defeated
also occurred Thursday, at El Jaliton,
between La fas and Nagarote. The
insurgent loss was thirty-five killed
and eighty wounded. Forty-two pris
oners were taken by President Zelaya's
men. One oannon and a quantity of
arms and provisions were captured.
The principal families of Leon have fled
TO LEARN THE FACTS.
secret Agent Bald to Rave Been
By Cleveland to Cuba.
New York, March 16. A Herald
special from Washington, says: A
rumor is ourrent that President Cleve
land has sent an army officer to Cuba
as a seoret agent of the government to
supplement the reports of the oonsular
officers by professional reports of the
military operations in the island and
the oondition of the insurgents, as
viewed from a military standpoint It
is said that reports from this offloer
have already arrived; that more are to
follow, and that the president will
make use of the information they oon
tain in deciding upon the course to be
followed by the administration, or in
framing any message he may send to
congress. No offloial confirmation of
this report oould be secured in either
the state department or the war depart
ment, but for obvious reasons, if any
army officer had been detailed for this
duty, the adminsitration would wish
to keep the faot seoret
Subject to Taxation.
Olympia, Wash., Maroh 16 The
supreme oourt today affirmed the judg.
ment in the oase of Thurston oounty,
respondent, vs. the Sisters of Charity
House of Providence, appellant The
sisters are the owners of a block of
land in Olympia, whereon is situated
St. Peter's hospital. The remainder of
the land is used to raise vegetables for
the use of the hospital. In 1891 tbe
entire property was assessed, and a tax
levied thereon at the established rate.
In 1894 suit was instituted to collect
the tax so levied, the same being delin
quent by foreok sure of the tax lien,
and sale of property to satisfy the tax,
penalty and interest The defendant
objected to entry of judgment, beoause
the premises were used exclusively for
the purposes of a hospital for the sick,
and was exempt from taxation. The
oounty then oanoeled the tax upon the
building, but not upon the land. Judg
ment was obtained from this tax;
hence this suit. Tha supreme oourt,
holding that the revenue law of 1891
in exempting this class of publio build
ings did not exempt the land also.
The Columbia river of
1,400 miles in length; tha
f Oregon is 100.