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Gen. Lawton Lands With
.; the Fourth Infantry.
i REBELS DESTROYING HOUSES
. Terrorizing; Inhabitant at Pandacan
I Negros CoinmUalon Magnificently
; BeoelTed at Baoulot.
Manila, March 12. Rebel incendi
aries landed Bt the village of Pandacan
last night for the purpose, it is alleged,
of torrorizing those of the inhabitants
who do not sympathize with the insur
rection. A number of native Louses
The United States transport Grant,
which sailed from New York, January
19, having on board Major-Gfcieral
Lawton, the Fourth infantry and a bat
talion of the Seventeenth infantry, ar
rived this morning.
With the exception of San Pedro Ma
cati, where Filipino sharpshooters in
cessantly annoy the Amerioan troops,
matters are unusually quiet along the
The weather is much cooler today.
The Maritime Steam Navigation
Bio has arrived here from Ilo Ilo and
reports all quiet there, although skir
mishes are frequent in the outlying dis
tricts. The Negros commissioners landed
Friday last at Bacolot, and have been
doing excellent work since.
The St. Paul landed a battalion of
; troops at Negios March 4. Colonel
Smith and other officers were magnifi
cently received and entertained by the
natives, who were extremely kind
and court eou8. Within an hour of
landing the signal corps had established
communication with Ilo Ilo, Captain
Tilly reporting news of the reception to
Goodall'a battalion was subsequent
ly landed at Cebu without opposition,
and is quartered in the city.
The steamer Gloria, which has ar
rived here from Curimac in the north
ern part of Luzon, reports that the
eteamer San Joaquin is stranded, that
ii er cargo has been jettisoned and that
her native orew mutinied and murdered
the Spanish officers of the vessel.
Some of the mutiners are reported to
have been arrested at Vigan.
The British first-class cruiser Power
ful, has arrived here from Hong Kong,
in order to relieve the first-class cruiser
The United States transport Ari
zona has sailed.
All is quiet at Manila.
THE FILIPINOS' MISTAKE.
trailer! at Hong; Kong- Express Their
View to E i -M In inter Barrett.
llong Kong, via San Francisco,
March 12. In an interview John Bar
rett, late United States minsister to
Siam, who is passing through Hong
Kong, en route home, said:
"This collision of forces at Manila is
the most disastrous thing that could
nave happened to the Filipino cause
of independence, and they themselves,
that is the leading representatives of
Aguinaldo here and members of the
so-called junta, reMze it and cannot at
the moment understand it. They have
come to me almost with tears in their
eyes asking for details of the conflict,
and seeking some legitimate explana
tion and excuse for the reported begin
ning of the fray by the natives. Tele
grams have been pouring in on them
from their agents in America and
Europe asking for t'e Filipino side of
"The long continuance of the fight
ing they say would be accounted for
by the masses of Filipino soldiers prac
tically being beyond all oontrol of offi
cers after the battle had really begun,
and being inspired with the blind hope
of driving the American soldiers into
Manila, as they had formerly the Span
iards. "Now that the treaty is ratified right
after the reckless opening of hostilities,
the Filipino leaders are almost dumb
founded, and are completely at a loss
as to thoir future polioy. They can
didly admit that the worst blow possi
ble has been struck at their prospects.
One even confessed to me that the very
best thing that they could do now was
to disband, disarm and quietly yield to
American control, trusting that full
jiiBtice would eventually be done them.
As he is a man of high Btanding, I hope
his influence may count with Aguinal
do and hia followers."
W range! Follow Dyea.
Seattle, Wash., March 12. The
citizens of Fort Wrangel, Alaska, are
aid by late arrivals from the North to
be drawing up a petition asking the
joint high commission to cede their
town to Canada. This is one of the
oldest settlements in Alaska. The
people desire to be the center of Cana
dian travel to the mines of the in
terior, and think a change of flags
would help their business chances.
J Ten Per Cent Increase.
Pittsburg, March 12. The National
I Tube Works Company announced today
t that an increase of wages of 10 per
cent would bo granted its 6,000 em
; ployes, to take effect March 16.
INCREASING THE ARMY.
The; War Department Begins the Work
Washington, Maroh 12. The war
department has commenced the work
of recruiting the additional 25,000 men
to give the regular army a strength of
65,000 instead of 40,000 men.
The number of recruiting stationa
has been increased from about 40 to
between 70 and 80. The principal sta
tions are at Chicago, New York and
Philadelphia. New stations have been
established at Augusta, Anniston, Al
bany, Chickamauga Park, Macon, Sa
vannah, Hartford, Conn., Harrisburg,
Pa., Columbus and other towns, prin
cipally in the East.
Men will be first recruited for duty
in the Philippines, and will be order
ed, upon acceptance, to join the six
regiments 9th, 6th, 13th and 21st
infantry and 6th artillery which are
under orders to reinforce General Otis
at Manila as soon as the transportation
can be arranged.
TWO THOUSAND VOLTS.
Terrible Shock That Did Not Kill an
Employe of a Power-Houae.
New York, March 12. Joseph Ham
pel, an employe of the Lexington
avenue cable power house, while work
ing at his switch-board reoeived and
survived an electrio shock of about
2.000 volts. The man's body was
badly burned from head to foot, every
stitch of clothing was torn from him,
and he fell senseless through a hole in
stantaneously burned in the floor by
the terrific electrical power. The doc
tors who attended him say there is no
case on record of a man withstanding a
similar shock. The accident was
caused through Hampel trying to tight
en a loose screw on the switchboard,
and in some way creating a circuit.
The enormous power of the shock may
be judged from the fact that until the
circuits were readjusted all the cars of
the road were brought to a standstill.
CHINESE REBELLION GROWING.
Barbaroui Insurgent Slaughter People
by the Hundred.
Victoria, B. C, March 12. Details
of the insurrection in the central prov
inces of China, received by the Em
press of India, state that the rebel
force and the imperial troops met in a
pitched battle on January 23. and the
latter were defeated with great slaught
er. Hundreds were killed and their
bodies, after having been mutilated,
were thrown into the river, until, ac
cording to a correspondent of the China
Mail, the stream was like a log-jammed
creek. After the defeat of the imper
ial troops, the victorious rebels swept
on to the cities of Kuyang and Meng
Sheng, which they took after a short
seige. As soon as they passed the walls
they massacred men, women and chil
dren, and performed all manner of ie
volting oruelties. They then burned
the captured towns.
New Magazine Rifle Tested.
Washington, March 12. There wae
a private test at the navy-yard today
of a new magazine rifle, the invention
of S. M. McLane, of Cleveland, O.
General Miles and some other army
officers witnessed the test. ' The new
gun uses the gases generated by the tir
ing to operate the magazine mechan
ism. It can be so arranged that one
pull of the trigger empties the maga
zine, or it can be fired as slowly as de
sired, the automatic arrangement eject
ing the empty shell, reloading and
cocking the piece. The teat on the
whole was satisfactory.
City of Puebla Withdrawn.
San Fiancisco, March 13. The Unit
ed States transport City of Puebla.
which arrived from Manila on Satur
day night, will probably not be roohar
teied for tl?e transport servico, as her
owners wish to use the vessel on the
Puget sound-Hawaiian route. The
tiansport Coneraaugh will leave here
on Thursday. Slip carries a miscel
laneous aasoitment ot supplies, besides
800 mules and 150 pack Baddies.
Major WIUou Convicted.
Santiago de Cuba, Maroh 13. Major
Wilson, of the Third immune regiment,
who was recently triad by court martial
on charges of forgery, falsification of
records and conduut unbecoming an
officer and a gentleman, has been con
victe 1 and sentenced to dismissal from
the service, loifeitureof pay and allow
ances, and confinement for one year at
hard labor in the penitentiary.
Bloodr Battle In Kouador.
Washington, March 13. Minister
Sampson, at Quito, has reported to the
state department that in the battle
that ended the revolution in Ecuador
600 were killed, several hundred ruor
tally wounded and 400 prisoners were
Burned to Death.
Vancouver, March 13. News has
been received from Hosmer. on the
1 Crow's Nest Pass railway, of the burn
I ing to death of Ben Moore. His com
I panion, James Lewis, was seriously
injured. The men were asleep in their
oabin whioh was burned to the ground.
Plana of the Santa Fe.
Topeka, Kan., March 12. It is off!
cially announced that the Santa Fe
will enter San Francisco over its own
J tracks by the middle of July or the 1st
of next August at the latest. This is
1 a much earlier entrance than was at
I first announoed.
Powers Have Not
Made a Decision.
LATE NEWS FROM THE ISLANDS
Samoa Now Free From Any Active
Warfare The Provisional Govern
went Mot a Success.
Apia, Samoa, via San Francisco.
March 10. Four weeks have elapsed
since the last mail dispatches left here
for San Franoisco concerning the out
break of civil war between the ad
herents of Malietoa Tanus and those of
Mataafa. During this time Samoa has
been free from any aotive warfare.
The provisional government under Ma
taafa has not been a success. It has
estranged the feelings of many of its
own supporters by the deportation of
the Malietoa chiefs and the banishing
from Apia of all male Samoan adults
who were on Malietoa's side. All
Malietoa's adherents who were not de
ported have been fined, and inoffen
sive natives, the servants of whites,
who had been in no way connected
with the fighting, have been arrested.
Consul Maxse. who nnw linn Iwn men
of-war supporting him, has prevented a
recurrence or. this annoyance. The
natives of Tutnila have rWlnmrl in
favor of Tanus, and the deported chief e
are having a pleasant picnic among
Malietoa seems to be cainino
strength every day, and Beveral of Ma
taafa's chief adherents have gone over
to his side. There are not much more
than one-half the people on Mataafa's
side, and it is doubtful if mom than
one-third of the population are his ac
CUBANS ARE IN WANT.
Thousands of Women and Children
New York, March 10. Brigadier-
General William Ludlow, governor of
Havana, has written a lengthy letter
to the Evening Post, describing min
utely the conditions in the Cuban cap
ital, and appealing for assistance for
Cuban charities. The destitute, he
says, are found in greater numbers in
Havana than in the other provinces.
' In this department," writes the
governor, "the destitute drawing ra
tions approximate 20,000, who must
for the present be fed or be permitted
to starve. Employment of the able
bodied men on street-cleaning, collec
tion of garbage, repairs to streets and
the like work, have constituted an im
mense assistance in this respect by en
abling the two or three thousand em
ployes to feed themselves and those
immediately dependent upon them, bul
there is still a very large residuum for
whom, at piesent no occupation can be
furnished. It is one of the distressing
features that a great proportion of the
destitute are women and chi'dren,
whose men folks have died or been
killed in the war, while 20,000 or
80,000 more are still congregated as an
army, practically idle and dependent
upon the oountry for their mainten
ance, instead of being at work earning
their own living and supporting their
families. It is almost impossible, in
the average oaBO of the women, to find
anything for them to do, and this help
less class makes special appeal to sym
pathy." SEEKING WESTERN HOMES.
Uomeseekers' Excursion From Chicago
Was a Success.
Chicago, March 10. Western lines
have enjoyed a considerable increase in
traffic, on aocount of the cheap rates in
effect for horaeseekers' excursions to
the territory wentot the Missouri river.
The total number taking passage on
;the first exoursion train for the prom
ised land footed up about 856 full tiok
ets and a third as many half-fare tick
ets for children in the families. Near
ly 50 families, with all their belong
ings, were numbered with the big
Many of the parties were from points
east of Chicago, but the majority were
fiom this city. In addition to the
business from here, all o( the roads
sold hundreds of coast tickets fiom
points on their lines in Northern Illi
nois, Iowa and Minnesota. One road,
the Rock Island, had a full carload out
of Chicago, bound for San Francisco,
Portland and other waterfront cities.
It was the first homeseekers' excur
sion ever run from this territory to
Pacific ooast points. Another one will
be run on March 21, on which date to
day's record will probably be beaten,
as the railroads did not have time
sufficiently to advertise the first excur
sion. Terrorised by Cubans.
Havana, March 10. A Spanish
newspaper publishes a story to the ef
fect that a party of Cubans is terroriz
ing the Spaniards at Mayori. It says
also that these Cubans have murdered
several Snaninrda near Baraun-iua. and
mentions cases of the persecution of
(Spaniards at Cabalazo, province of
Santa Clara. In conclusion, the news.
paper asks the American authorities to
inquire into me matter, ana to aaorq
protection to the Spaniards.
NEWS OF NORTHWEST
A. Budget of General News Gathered in
Several Pacific Coast
The Glrouz Mine Case.
In the circuit cour.t at Baker City,
Or., Judge Eakin sustained the motion
to quash the indictment against E. L.
Giroux, charged with obtaining money
by false pietenses, it being alleged that
the accused salted the Clark-creek
mines about four years ago, at which
time he. was paid $20,000 by the First
National bank on behalf of French cap
italists, who bought t,he mines on the
fine showing made by the alleged
"salted" specimens. The present grand
jury is now making another investiga
tion of Giroux's oase.
Thought It Was a Fire.
When the six street arc lights of
Lakeview, Or., sent forth their bril
liancy for the first time the other night,
the people of New Pine creek, who saw
the glare reflected in the sky, believed
the town was . having a big conflagra
tion. The operator tried to com muni
oate with Operator Boyd in Lakeview,
and being unable to get a reply, con
cluded that Boyd was out fighting the
fire. The alarmed neighbors were soon
put at rest when informed that the
town was brilliant with eleotrioity.
A Ann AflrMnnh
Noah Bonewitz and Donnell Nelson,
equipped with 22-caliber rifles, started
up Catching creek, in Coos county. Or.,
on a squirrel hunt. They had proceed
ed but a short distance above Charles
Barklow's place when young Nelson, in
attempting to load his gun, accidental
ly discharged it, the ball taking effect
in Mr. Bonewitz' thigh. The young
man was put in a boat and brought to
Myrtle Point, where a dootoi dressed
John Thorall, of Wilson river, Or.,
delivered at the Fairview creamery
during the season of 1898, for seven
months, 52,372 pounds of milk from
six cows, for whioh he received in cash
$210.84. He also sold three calves for
$18, making a net income for the six
cows of $241.34, or an average of a frac
tion over $40 for each oow. There are
farmers in Tillamook county who aver
age from $50 to $60 on each oow in 13
Receiver Made It Pay.
The final report of Receiver J. C.
Drake, of the Tacoma Gas & Electrio
Company, has been filed and approved
in the federal court in Tacoma. The
report shows that during his 17
months' receivership, Mr. Drake
managed affairs so as to make the net
earning ot the company a little more
than $20,000. Receiver Drake was al
lowed $3,550 for his services, and At
torney Stanton Waiburton $400.
Wheat From Morrow County.
As nearly as oan be estimated at this
time there has been shipped from
lone. Lexington and Dousta. th
Oregon towns, this year 900 carloads of
wneat, witn lone in the lead with 500
cars to her credit. This number of cars
will aggregate about 700.000 bushels.
which, if sold at an average of 50 cents
a bushel, would distribute nearly $400,
000 among the farmers of Morrow
Pay for the Troops.
The transport Valencia, on her way
from San Francisoo to Manila, cairies
$1,600,000 intended for the payment
of the troops now in the Philippines.
A his large amount of money is in the
custody of Major Eugene Coffin, an ad
ditional paymaster of the volunteer
service. The West Pointers who are to
hare their first experience in army life
at Manila, are on board the vessel.
Accident From a Dream.
Ira Mahan, son of J. F. Mahan ot
Mule, Harney county, Or., went to
Ontario the other day on the stage
from Burns. While asleep on the
stage and dreaming he was pursued by
some horrible beast, he leaped from
the wagon, striking npon his face
among the stones. He received a bad
gash on his forehead, but happily es
oaped any permanent injury.
Married Sixty-Four Tears.
"Uncle Tom" Moorehouse and wife.
of Weston, Or., have been married 64
years. Mr. Moorehouse is in his 87th
year, and his wife is one year older.
The latter has never ridden in a rail
road car, although she has always en
joyed excellent health, while Mr.
Moorehouso has traveled but 100 miles,
all told, by rail. They cameaoross the
plains to Oregon in 1861.
Struck by a Big Rock.
Mat Sloane, a native of Finland,
and for the last seven years residing in
or near Carbonado, was brought to Ta
coma suffering from a wound that may
oause his death. A atone weighing 80
pounds rolled down a mountain side,
and, striking him on the left hip, broke
a number of bones, and caused a wound
from whioh he lost much blood.
A Big LAwsult Ended.
The suit of the Buckley Mill Com
pany has finally ended in Tacoma by
Judge Williamson, of the superior
court, making an order for the sale of
the property. A judgment amounting
to about $21,000 is to be satisfied.
The propei ty in issue includes a saw
mill and appurtenances, and a logging
road and equipment.
Trovlng Vp Claims.
During the past two years about 269
cash entries and homesteads have been
proved up on for Wasco county, Or.
Figuring on an average of a quarter of
a section to each settler, this makes 65
sections, or 41.600 acres for the coun
ty, which have been added to the as
sessment roll in that time. Averaging
at about $3 an acre, this will amount
B. K. Knapp. of Okanouan oountv.
Wash., was reoentlv offered 12 U
per pound for a large quantity of to
bacco raised by him on his ranch near
Ives, and he saya that owing to bar-
ng no curing-house or place to store
vhat he raised, it was not as cnod hv
50 per cent as can be raised. This
shows what can be done with tobacco
in that county.
Thinks He Was Drugged.
George Roberts, who lives about four
miles from Centralia, Wash., just over
the line in Thurston, lost $25 recently
by a burglar. He had the money in a
trunk only six feet from his bed, but
nevertheless a burlgar pried off the
locks and secured the coin without
awakening him. He thinks he was
rugged, as He felt very drowsy the
Building Into Oregon.
The construction crews on thn N.
vada, California & Oregon railroad have
reached a point 13. miles north of
Amadee, Lassen county, and are rapid
ly extending the roadbed actosa thn
Madline plains toward Alturas and
Japs and Tramps Fight.
Tramps objeoted to the Japanese sec
tion men "olearing up" the railroad
depot grounds, at Gervais, Or., and a
lively scrimmage ensued, resulting in
the tramps being entirely "cleaned
PACIFIC COAST TRADE,
Onions, 80o$1.10 per 100 pounds.
Beets, per saok, 75c.
Turnips, per sack, 60 75c.
Carrots, per sack, 45 65c.
Parsnips, per sack, $1.
Cauliflower. 75$1.00o per doz.
Cabbage, native and California
$1.903 per 100 pounds.
Apples. 35 50c per box.
Pears, 50c$1.60 per box.
Prunes, 50c per box.
Butter Creamery, 26o per pound;
dairy and ranch, 1530o per pound.
Cheese Native. 1212c.
Poultry Old hens, 14c per pound;
spring chickens, 14c; turkeys, 16c.
Fresh meats Choice dressed beef
steers, prime, 8c; cows, prime;
8c; mutton. 9c; pork, 7o; veal, 6 80.
Wheat Feed wheat, $22.
Oats Choice, per ton, $2526.
Hay Puget Sound mixed, $3,000
10; choice Eastern Washington tim
Corn Whole. $23.60; cracked, $24;
feed meal, $23.60.
Barley Rolled or ground, per ton,
$2526; whole, $23.
Flour Patent, per barrel, $3.50;
straights, $3.35; California brpnda,
$3.35; buckwheat flour, $3.50; graham,
per barrel, $3.60; whole wheat Sour,
$3.75; rye flour, $4.60.
Millstuffs Bran, per ton, $14;
shorts, per ton, $15.
Feed Chopped feed, $3122 pei
ton; middlings, per ton, $17; oil cak
meal, per ton, $35.
Wheat Walla Walla, 69c; Valley,
61c; Bluestem, 63o per bushel.
Flour Best grades, $3.20; graham,
$2.65; superfine, $2.16 per barrel.
Oats Choice white, 41 42c; choice
gray, 89 40c per bushel.
Barley Feed barley, f 31 22; brew
ing, $23.00 per ton.
Millstuffs Bran, $17 per ton; mid
dlings, $22; shorts, $18; chop, $16.00
Hay Timothy, $8 9; clover, $7
8; Oregon wild hay, 6 per ton.
Butter Fancy creamery, 6055o;
seconds, 4560o; dairy, 4045o store,
Cheese Oregon full cream, 12o
Young America, 16o; new cheese,
10c per pound.
Poultry Chickens, mixed, $3 4
per dozen; hens, $4.005.00; springs,
$1.353; geese, $6.007.00 for old,
$4.605 for young; ducks, $5.00
5.50 per dozen; turkeys, live, 15
16c per pound..
Potatoes 7580o per sack; sweets,
2c per pound.
Vegetables Beets, 90c; turnips, 75a
per sack; garlic, 7o per pound; cab
bage, $11.25 per 100 pounds; cauli
flower, 75o per dozen; parsnips, 75a
per sack; beans, 8c per pound; celery
70 75o per dozen; cucumbers, 60c per
box; peas, 88c per pound.
Onions Oregon, 75o$l per sack.
Hops 814o; 1897 crop, 4o.
Wool Valley, 1012o per pound;
Eastern Oregon, 8 12c; mohair,
20c per pound.
Mutton Gross, best sheep, wethers
nd ewes, 4c; dressed mutton, 7)c;
ipring lambs, 1a per lb.
Hogs Gross, choice heavy, $4.25
light and feeders. $3. 608. 00; dressed,
5.00 5.60 per 100 pounds.
Beef Gross, top steers, 8.60$3.76i
cows, $2. 60 8. 00; dressed beef,
6 60 per pound.
Veal Large, 6$7c; email, 8 9a