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hineoln Gogoty Leader
W. L. DAV18, Editor.
THE NEWS OF THE WEEK
Comprehensive Review of the Import
ant Happening of the Past Week
Called From the Telegraph Colnmni.
A dispatch from Rome Tuesday says
(he pope was taken suddenly ill that
The battle-ship Oregon accompanied
by the collier Iris, sailed from Hono
lulu for Manila February 20.
The sundry civil bill, together with
a large number of public building
measures were passed by the United
States senate Tuesday.
The American Pottery Company,
with its burden of $30,000,000 capital
ization, is likely to fail in its purpose
of uniting the potteries.
Monday congress passed the army re
organization bill with an amendment
providing that no permanent inorease
in the array shall be made beyond 1901.
Tiio GuiUiuii goVurni;cnt has ordered
its warships to leave the Philippine
islands and has placed German sub
jects there under the protection of the
According to advices from Genoa,
provinoe of Barcelona, the number of
disbanded Spanish eailorb in Cuba who
are joining the American navy is con
Six second-lieutenants in the regular
army, just graduated trom the mili
tary academy at West Point, have ar
rived at San Francisco, on their way to
Manila to join various regular infanrty
The Southern Pacific overland from
Portland ran into a landslide in a can
yon 45 miles south of Rosebuig, Or.
The locomotive and baggage car were
derailed, and the fireman badly injured.
A tramp who was stealing a ride was
A dispatch from Vahi, capital of the
island of Samos, off the west coast of
Asia Minor, says that a boat belonging
to the British torpedo-boat destroyer
Bruiser has foundered in a squall off
Samos, and that eight of her crew were
Orders have been issued to the hospital-ship
Relief, now at New York,
to sail for Manila at the earliest possi
ble moment, and to move at as great
speed as is safe. The Relief's cargo
will consist of enough medical supplies
for 25,000 men for a year.
The senate committee on naval af
fai's held a meeting Monday for consul
tation on the naval appropriations It
was decided to antagonize the house
increase for the navy, and the commit
tee will recommend only six new war
vessels instead of twelve provided tot
in the house bill.
The gunboat Princeton sailed from
Suez Monday for Aden. She is bound
for Manila, where she should arrive in
about throe weeks.
The North Dakota senate has passed
a bill providing for the appointment of
a commission of three physicians in
each county for the examination of all
applicants fur marriage licenses.
In the federal oourt in Tacoma Judge
Hanford has ordered a decree of fore
closure on the Shelton & Southwestern
railroad. The sale of available prop
erty has been ordered to settle claims
which, all told, amount to nearly li0,
000. Th extent of the loss by fire in the
suburbs of Manila since February 23,
lias been given. Sixty buildings of
stone and 150 substantial woo Jen
structures with iron roofs were de
stroyed. In addition, 8,000 Kipa
nouses of the natives were burned.
The Spanish senate has by a vote of
130 to 7, approved the motion of Mar
shal Martinez do Campos, signed by
an t-panian generals in the senate, de
manding parliamentary inquiry into
the conduct of the recent war. The
government supported the motion.
lwo oommiSHioners who returned to
Manila from Malolos, the headquaiters
of Aguinaldo, report that 8.000 of the
insurgents at that point are anxious to
bui render, and that it is believed Agui
naldo is ready to receive peace propo
sais. l ne commissioners were sent to
the insurgent stronghold under a flag
Officials of the German foieign office,
nave nonneil the United States em
nanny, at Uerlin, that the government
will hencofoith admit American
oranges, lomonB and raisins without
examination, and also all American
fresh and dried fruit will be allowed to
pass in bond through Germany without
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it is announced that Germany will
insist mat Mataaia be made king of
the Sainoan islands. The United
ouues, nowever, with the approval of
England, is determined to Bupport
-iuaiieioa lanua. uinel Justice Cham-
ners will likely be rocalled from the
iHiHiuis on account or the letter ha
wrote to his brother, and the publka.
,tlon of which offendod Germany.
LATER N 1WS.
The transport Senator has arrived
at Manila with reinforcements.
Ail anti-American feeling is being
created in Havana through the actions
of the Cuban assembly.
The Bethlehem Iron Co., of Bethle
hem, Pa., has shipped three 10-inch
guns to Fort Wilson, at the western
city limits of Port Townsend, Wash.
The Allan line of steamers has met
the cut of the other trans-Atlantic lines
by cutting its rate to $45 for first cabin
and $30 for second cabin to Liverpool.
The congress just closed appropriated
a total of over $1,700,000 to be expend
ed in Washington and Oregon, under
the liver and harbor, sundry civil and
Indian appropriation bills.
Admiral Dewey has raised his flag as
admiral on board the Olympia at Ma
nila. Salutes were given the flag by
the British and German cruisers in
port, and by the United States fleet.
Admiral Dewey now holds the high
est rank in the military service of the
United States armv or navy, and ranks
with the highest officers in the princi
pal foreign navies. His pay is $14,500
The Bombay correspondent of the
Morning Post says: The bubonic
plague is raging herewith unparalleled
severity. According to official returns,
there were 912 deaths last week, but
these quite underrate the mortality.
Tbe Caipenter Steel Company, of
Beading, Pa., has shipped four car
loads of projectiles of various calibers
to the Norfolk navy-yard. They are
intended for both the army and navy,
and some of them will be used for coast
Advices from Juneau, Alaska, say
that a new stiike in the Porcupine dis
trict has caused quite a rush of miners
to the Chilkat country. The find was
made on Talikin creek, which flows
into the Chilkat, about 12 miles from
Negotiations have been ooncluded for
the building by the Cramps of two and
perhaps three large ships of the Ori
ental & Occidental Steamship Com
pany, of which company John D.
Spreckles is president. The new vessels
will be about 6,000 tons each.
The lives of nearly 100 persons were
jeopardized by a fire which broke out
in the Lackawanna Valley House block,
at Scranton, Pa., and communicated to
the second, third and fourth floors.
Tho occupants were taken out safely,
but clad only in their night clothes.
The Eighth United States volunteer
regime.it is now being mustered out.
The Covington, Ky., postoffioe has
been robbed of stamps and money to
the amounst of $20,000.
The pope has undergone an opera
tion foi iemoval of a long-standing
cyst which suddenly became inflamed.
Professor WaUace P. Day, a director
of the Illinois college of music, and
well known among musical celebrities
East and West, is dead at Jacksonville,
By a collision between a passenger
train and a "helper" locomotive on the
Southern Pacific near Hot Springs,
Nevada, the two engineers and the fire
men of tbe two engines were killed.
It is said the United States has sent
a dispatch to Madrid protesting against
the false statement being cabled from
Manila by General Rios, who formerly
commanded the Spanish troops in the
Among the pssengers from Honolulu
on the steamer Australia, were 44 sol
diers from the Kansas and New York
regiments, six of whom have been dis
charged. The others returned on ac
count of illness.
Rain has fallen in many sections of
California and the long-continued dry
spell is thought to be over. The pres
ent rain will save the wheat crop in
critical districts and add to production
where growth is favorable.
It is reported in Madrid that Spain
authorized General Rios to offer the
Philippine republic $500,000 for the re
lease of the Spanish prisoners. The
offer was indignantly declined, and the
insurgents asked $7,000,000.
It is reported on good authority that
the interests of the Royal Baking Pow
dor Company, the New York Baking
Powder Company and the Cleveland
Baking Powder Company have been
sold to William Zeigler for between
$11,000,000 and $12,000,000.
Affairs are still unsatisfactory in
samoa. Hie provisional government.
it appears, is interfering with the na
live and British subjeots, and also
with the servants of the British snh
jects, and is taxing the Malietoa people
f4, ami tne jviataaia people $1 each.
Lord Herschell, one of the joint hiuh
commissioners from Great Britain, who
was sent to take a leading part in the
negotiations between the United States
and Canada, died suddenly in Washing.
ion. ne expired in nail an hour after
being taken ill. Heart failure waa
Dr. Rafael, the German president of
tne municipal council at Apia, at the
iustigation of the British consul, has
apologized ior boyoottina the British
third-olaas cruiser Porpoise and for in-
suUina the chief 1natii on.i
lawyer, while they were guests on boarJ
the PorpoiBe. "
11! HE CLOS
The Senate in Session in the
Middle of the Night.
THE LAST LEGISLATIVE DAY
Some Important Bllla DUpoied of
Before the Adjournment of the
Washington, March 6. Excitement,
confusion, heavy strain and hard work
characterized the last legislative day of
the 55th congress, in tho senate. At
times tho confusion was bo great in this
usually staid and decorous body as to
render the transaction of business al
most impossible. Toward midnight or
der was being evolved from the seem
ing chaos of the early part of the day.
When the senate convenod at 11
o'clock it faced tho task of considering
two of the great appropriation bill,
those for the army and for supplying
tho general deficiencies. The former
carried appropriations exceeding $80,
000,000, and tho latter $20,000,000.
With a determination to complete tbe
appropriation bills, the senate began
immediately at 11 o'clock in the morn
ing to consider thess matters, snd at 8
o'clock at night the army bill waa
passed, the deficiency bill having been
passed nearly three hours before.
Other bills were passed as follows:
To incorporato the National White
Cross of America; amending tho in
ternal revenue laws relating to distilled
spirits and for other purposes; pro
viding a site for the Washington publio
A bill providing for a government
exhibit at, and to encourage the Ohio
centennial exposition, to be held at
Toledo, and appropriating $300,000,
The conference report on the Alaska
sriminal code bill was presented and
In the House.
At 11 o'clock the house entered upon
the last legislative day of the session.
Tbe final conference report upon tbe
bill to codify the criminal laws of
Alaska was adopted. Slow progress
was made on conference reports. The
District of Columbia appropriation bill
and deficiency appropriation bill were
sent back to conference.
The house passed the army appropri
ation bill with all the senate amend
ments and the bill now goes to the
The conferees on the rirer and har
bor bill modified the Nicaragua canal
paragraph appropriating $1,000,000
for an examination of all routes, under
direction of the president. The report
of the commission making the exami
nation will be made to congress, and
no provision ia made for beginning
Two Items from Oregon which were
in dispute and upon which there was
a seeming split have been compro
mised. The Yaqaina bay item has
been modified so na to have th project
examined by a board of engineers. The
house yields on the boat railway provi
sion so far as not to repeal the law for
the project, but strikes out the appro
priation made by the senate.
SANTIAGO IN A FERMENT.
Withdrawal of Funds Tuts a Stop to
Santiago de Cuba, March 6. Be
tween 2,000 and 8,000 men have been
suddenly thrown out of work in the
province of Santiago, ovor 700 in the
immediate neighborhood of this city,
Although Governo'-General Brooke has
wired $30,000 teouirod for the Febru
ary pay-roll, there is till a deficit of
nearly $20,000, and the order from
Havana still hold good limiting the
expenditure during the month of March
for the entire province to $10,000. The
effect of this order on Civil Governor
Castillo, Mayor Bicardi and other Cu
bans prominent in official circles it
Groups of men on street corners, in
clulis, cafes, et!.. openly abuse the
American administration, saying that
the Spanish waa infinitely preferable,
as in the worst times during peace con
eiuuiuoiy moro men were engaged on
public works under the old regime than
are now so oniploved
The new regulations have brought to
a standstill all the public improve
ments, Including the dredging of the
naroor, road inn king and sewerage.
Promotion of Dewey and Otis.
Washington, March 6. The presi
dent has sent to the senate thenomina
tion of Rear-Admiral George Dewey to
be admiral of the navy under the act
approved March 2, 1899, and that of
tsrigadier-Ucneral Elwell S. Otis, U.
S. A., to be major-general by brevet,
io raiiK irom February 4, 1899, for
miniaiy Bkill and distinguished serv
ices in tho Philippines. The uoralna
tion were confirmed.
OIJ Wages to Ue Kestored.
Providence, R. I., March 8. Tbe
Lonsdale Company, employing 2,500
hands, gave notice today of an advanca
of wages on April 1. The States Cot
ton Company, at Pawtucket, employ,
ng 600 hands, and the Albion and VaU
ey Falls mills, at Albany, also prom-
iu restore the
wages paid to tha
Jfflcers Sulk and Will Not Lead to Bat
tleLack of Ammunition.
New York, March 6. A dispatch to
the Herald from Manila says: Jt is
reported here that a steamer with 20,
000 stands of arms and ammunition,
which were bound for the Philippines,
has been seized in Japanese wateia by
the Japanese authorities Aguinaldo'e
army is disheartened as the result of
the recent actions. Many companies
of the insurgents have retired because
their officers skulk and won't lead their
The latest news from Cebu is good.
The natives are returning to the town.
The coolies are now willing to work at
reasonable wages. Under the native
government they asked double pay.
Vessels are now loading and business
has been resumed.
The influential natives of the islands
of Mabate and Ticoa request General
Otis to send troops there. They say
that 200 men could easily subdue the
rebels. The inhabitants are peaceablo.
They are disgusted with the extortions
of three successive native governors.
On the two islands are 80,000 head of
oattle.whioh constitute the food supply
of the rebel army of the South.
FISH COMBINE IN CANADA.
Important Plants to Be Coder One
Toronto, Ont., March 0. Applica
tion will be made at the coining session
of tbe Dominion parliament for the in
cdproration of the Dominion Fish Com
pany. This will correspond with the
great fish combine in the United
States, and will contiol the whole fish
business of the Dominion.
Over 100 companies or plants of
greater or less magnitude are operating
on tbe Upper Lakes, while a total of
8,000 men are actively employed in
fishing. Last August an agreement
was arrived at between most of these
by which the prico waa to be main
tained for the advantage of the fisher
men. This ia said to have worked well
and to have given encouragomont to
the companies to pursue their organi
An arrangement has already beon
effected between the American and Ca
nadian companies prohibiting under
selling. Starbuck Ran Ashore.
New York, March 6 A dispatch to
the Herald from Panama says: The
agency of the Paoific Mail Company ia
in receipt of news that the Starbuck
ran ashore on Point Consequina, be
tween Corinto and Amapaia on Febru
ary 23. She left Panama on February
22, bound for Champerico and way
ports. The Peri has been sent from
La Libertad with assistance. The pas
sengers and crew are safe, but it ia
feared that the steamer will be a total
Montojo Put In Jail.
Madrid, March 6. Admiral Mon
tojo, who was in command of the
Spanish squadron destroyed by Admi
ral Dewey in the battle of Manila bay,
and the commander of the Cavite arse
nal were this evening incarcerated in
the military prison, pending trial for
their conduct at Manila. The govern
ment has ordered the prosecution of
General Linares, who waa in supremo
command of the Spanish forces at San
tiago at the time of the capitulation to
Dashed to Death.
San Franoisco, March 4. Ernest
Matzen, second mate of the three
masted schooner Jennie Warren, fell
from the foremost truck to the deck,
a distance of 40 feet, and was so se
verely injured that he died in a few
minutes. The accident occurred aa
the vessel waa passing out of the Gold
en Gate. The schooner was immedi
ately put about and returned to port.
Fire at a Mine.
Prescott. Ariz.. March 6. A disaa
troua tiro occurred this afternoon in the
Big Bug mine, resulting in the com
plete destruction of the stamp mill and
the hoist of the Red Rock Mining
Company. Tho mill had just been
completed at a cost of over $20,000 and
was started up Wednesday for a trial
run. The total Iobs is over $25,000,
with oo Insurance.
Burled In an Avalanche.
Gunnison. Colo., Maroh . Five
men and a woman are buried under an
avalanche of snow, which came down
Granite mountain near the Magna
Charta mine, at White Pino. 25 miles
from this place. The missing, who
are supposed to be dead, are: Mrs
Margaret Stout. Michael Elch Welch'
James Jordan and three nieu whose
names are unknown
Lord Uerschell Dead.
Washington, March 8. Lord Her
Bchell, one of the joint high commis
sioners from Great Britain, died here
Una morning. He was lord chancellor
of Great Britain, and waa eent to the
United States because of his eminent
attainmenta to take a leading part in
the negotiations designed to settle all
existing differences between tbe United
States and Canada.
All Safe But One.
Halifax, N. S., Match 6. The gov
ernment steamer Aberdeon has arrived
here Irom Sablo island, bringing the
crew of the wrecked steamer Moravia,
which waa lost on the northeast bar of
the island last month. Second Officer
Brinton was the only one loBtof a crew
A Big Local Trade Reported
ARRIVAL OF REINFORCEMENTS
Confidence Has Been Fully Restored t
the Philippine Capital The ltehei,
Active at Ban Fedro Macatl.
. Manila, March 7. The United Stater
transport Ohio arrived yesterday.
In the last two days there has been
a very noticeable change in Manila for!
the better, probably due to the arrival
of reinforcements for the Americas r
troops.. Numbers of people are Been -on
the streets, and the amount of buai-j
ness transaoted in the stores has mar'
velously increased. Yesterday the'
Luneta was blooked with carriages for'
the first time since the outbreak, and'
the band of the Twentieth reguW
played a number of airs, and it W:
hard to believe that a state of wat ei-i
Outside the city there was desultory
firing throughout the day, and at vari
ous points the sharpshooters were most
At San Pedro Macati the rebels art .
very active, erecting entrenchments uf
front of the position occupied by the
Washington troops, although a two-gin
battery of the Sixth artillery repeated!;
shelled them. f.
The enemy are fully alive to the fad
that Mausers have a much longer range'
than the Springfields and are continu
ously taking "pot shots" in compara
tivesafety. The American soldiers dii
like this passive resistance, and art
aager for the excitement of an activi
Despite the heat, the health of the
men in the trenches lias improved re
The transport Ohio arrived todat.
with reinforcements. One casually,
Private Overton, company G, Twenty-'
lecond infantry, died on the 2d inat.,
3f spinal meningitis.
EXPLOSION OF A MAGAZINE
Los of Life Near Toulon.'
Toulon, March 7. The naval raaga,,
zine of La Gouhrari. between La Seym;
and Toulon, in the department of Var'
Southern France, exploded at 21
o'clock this morning. All of the sol
diers on duty at the magazine were
killed, and a number of inhaibtantaol
the district, the buildings of which
were razed, also fell victims. Fort;
oorpsea have already been recovereii
The cause of the explosion is not known.
Fifty thousand kilogrammes of blactV
powder exploded. It looks aa thon?l
a voloanic eruption had ooourred, ti
country being ewept almost bare with
in a radius of two miles, houses de
stroyed, trees overturned and distorted,
fields devastated and oovered witl
stones and impalpable black dun
Some of the stones are enormous. 0k.
weighing 50 kilogrammes fell in th
suburb of Pone de Las. Signs of thi
explosion are evident in all the suh
nrba of Toulon and in the city itself
Even at St. Jean de Var, five miles dii
tant.windows were shattered and door
battered in. It is impossible to ascei
tain accurately the number killed, be
it is believed that no fewer than 10 :
were injured. i
ARMED HIGHWAYMEN. ,
Ileld Up Seven Men on a Tacoma I ,
Tacoma, Wash., March 7. T ,
armed highwaymen laid in ambush .
a bicycle path two miles from the cir .
tonight and captured and robbed sen!
men between 8 and 11 o'clock, seen a
ing several watches but less than t ,
in cash. They laid a log across II ,
path and stopped tbe travelers as thf i
came to it. The first man was a oani ,
maker, who had a bundle of apion i
which they used to bind their prisone r
as they came, one by one. After ri t
bing them, they tied their hands it. s
feet and laid them in a row in t
At 11 o'clock the footpads w
away, leaving the victims bound, ft
managed to roll over where anotr
COUId Untie him with liia tooth 11
they gave the alarm, but the roblx
bad fled. 1
About 7 o'clock, two men, presir
ably the aame, held up T. O. Abbo;
a prominent attorney, a few blot'
from the aame nlaoe. hut ha hi-nbaa
i 1 i
Dreyfus Is Prostrated. t t
London, March 7. The correspot tt
ent of the Daily Telegraph, atCayem n
capital of French Guiana, says: I tr.
"In the course of a recent convene
tion, Dreyfus declared that his red t
to France waa imminent, but for I r
past month he had reoeived no ne' -w
I understand that he ia in a stat et
prostration that causes conaideri'
anxiety." . fle
Kxploslon of Benzine. ' '
St. Petersburg, March 7. Lasted
ing a carboy of benzine exploded i'
third-claaa railroad carriage on thai' ol
Dwinsk, south of St. Petersb pr
The carriage waa burned, six won ea
and a man weie killed, and 16 otb .