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TARIFF FOR REVENUE, INCIDENTAL 5 PROTECTION AND SOUND MONEY.
COEVALLIS, BENTON COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, JAN U ART 13, 1899.
EVENTS OF THE DAY
Epitome of the .Telegraphic
News of the! World.
TERSE TICKS FROM THE WIRES
An Interesting Collection of Items From
the Two Hemispheres Presented '
in a Condensed Form.
Senator Hale has been renominated
by the Maine Republican.
Bon. Joseph H. Choate will be our
next ambassador to Great Britain.
Dr. H. Seward Webb, president ol
the Wagner Palace Gar Company, is
mentioned as successor to Senator Mor
rill as senator from Vermont.
The first formal state dinner of the
season took place at the White House
Thursday, when President and Mrs.
MoKinley entertained the members of
A sensation has been created in Ger
many by the publication in a Cologne
paper of an alleged conversation had
with the late Prince Rismaick. in
which he predicted the fall of the Aus
An American named Boy n ton, who
is trying to travel around the earth
without money, met with a terrible fall
into a chasm while entering France by
night through the Pyrenees. He was
seriously injured. .
Another disagreeable consequence of
the late war has been presented to the
government of claims from the cable
companies for damages sustained
through the suspension of their busi
ness by the United States military and
naval forces. The aggregate amount
of these claims cannot be foretold.
Representative Tongue, of Oregon,
has prepared an amendment to the bill
for codification of the laws of Alaska,
now pending in the house, providing
for the licensing of main business con
cerns in the territory, and especially
the liquor business. Mr. Tongue says
that the Treadwell mines does not pay
anything in the way of taxes to the sup
port of the territorial institutions, and
that from-the region surrounding Jo.
neuu about 16,000,000 in gold is pro
duced annually, and does not contribute
a cent to the government. ;
The Havana afternoon -papers sent a
; tin ill -through ihacity..- with a report
that a torture and execution chamber
had been found at the residence of the
Spanish miltiary governor, adjoining
the palace. The papers declareed that
there the Spanish officials questioned
and murdered political prisoners. Ac
cording to their accounts, the floor of
the chamber was covered with dried
blood, and its walls were indented with
machete strokes. An excited crowd
soon gathered outside the house which
Isas last occupied by General Parrado.
General Maximo Gomez, from his
camp, 200 miles westward, near Nar
ciso, has issued a proclamation to the
Cuban army advising against disband
ing nntil the proceedings at Washing
ton regarding the pay of the , insurgent
troops have been completed.
By the purchase of a large block of
stock of the Calbarien railway, in Cuba.
L. Ruiz & Co., bankers, representing
English capitalists, have secured a con
trolling interest in that line. The
same men have also been large pur
chasers of the stocks of Sagua and Cien
The monthly treasury statement of
the public debt shows that at the close
of business, December 81, the debt,
less cash in the treasury, amounted to
$1,129,176,286, an increase during the
month of fl, 702,799. This increase
is due to the delivery of 3 per cent
bondB of the new issue, previously paid
At Evansville, Ind., Minor Garrett.
Edgar Gardner, Elijah Soott, Frank
Curl and William Morris, boys ranging
in age from 10 to 12 years, were given
a public-whipping in the police court
for stealing some old wash boilers.
Their parents were given the option by
Judge Winfrey of whipping the boys or
having them sent to the reform school.
Governor Roosevelt, Greater New
York's new exeuctive, has estalbished
a code of rules to govern his considera
tion and determination of applications
for pardons and commutations of sen
tence. He will not exercise execntive
clemency in behalf of a man who has
b?en convicted of murdering or abusing
his wife, nor will he pardon any hab
itual criminal. His mercy will be
shown only to those whose sentence
seems to have been severe or whose
commission of a crime was the result
A most remarkable wedding has
taken place at the village of Trail, O.,
four brothers being married to four sis
ters. The four knots were tied at the
home of the brides, who are the daugh
ters of a farmer named James Hoch
stetter. Their ages range from 18 to
28, and the ages of their respective
husabnds vary only slightly. The
grooms are four sons of John Summers.
The ceremony of marying the four
couples occupied almost an hour, the
same clergyman performing all. The
.lour brothers and their wives will live
within a stone's throw of each other.
Minor Kews Items.
Sebastian Bach Mills, the well
known composer and pianist, died in
Wiesbaden, Germany, aged 60 years.
The preliminary report of the Nica
ragna canal commission shows that it
will require about 1135,000.000 to
build the canal.
Encouraging reports of the condition
cf affairs in Manila and Porto Rico
reached the war department from the
pfficera commanding the troops in those
The Farmers' bank of Inwood, Ga.,
was entered by burglars, who secured
(20,000 and escaped.
The ravages of grip among the mem
bers of the national house and senate
may compel an extra session of con
gre's. A disastrous freight wreck occurred
nn the . Wabash, at Belleville, Mich.
The loss on rolling stock is estimated
at 130,000, with $3,000 loss on a store
Thirteen persons were killed and
from 30 to 45 injured in a railway col
lision near Bound Brook, N. J. There
was a head-end collision between a
local train and the Black Diamond ex
press. President Alonzo's advance guard is
within six leagues ot La Paz, capital
of the republic of Bolivia. It is likely
a decisive battle- will be fought soon
between the government troops and
the rebels who now hold the capital.
It is proposed that a memorial be
erected at Manila to the memory of all
Americans who fell in the capture or
died of disease during the oampaign.
The proposal is that all Americans now
resident in the Far East, of whom
there is a very considerable number,
shoul j be invited to contribute toward
Filipino committees have made a
formal protest, and President McKin
ley has been warned from Paris, Madrid
and London not to attempt to take
forcible possession of Ho Ho. The
ground is taken that the American
claim : of sovereignty is premature,
and that the United States is not the
possessor of the Philippines until the
peace treaty is ratified. The Filipino
agent at Hong Kong says a fight with
the Americans at Hp Ilo is unavoida
ble, but little apparent uneasiness is
fel.t at Washington.
The Cincinnati Express Gazette has
collected data anent the operations of
trainrobbers during the past year. The
effect of federal jurisdiction upon train
robberies is evidenced in Mexico. Dur
ing the past year there was not even
an attempt at train robbery in the sis
ter republic. The crime is punishable
there with instant death. The. record
for 1898 is as follows: Number of
train hold-ups, 28; number of stage
robberies. 7; 'number of passengers and
train men shot, 4; number of robbers
killed, 5; number of robbers shot, 6
Captain R. R. Shaw and the crew of
the British bark Glen Huntley, long
given up for lost, are alive and well,
and on their, way to ..Liverpool..,!!.They
abandoned the Glen Huntley in a fierce
gale June 4, 1898. For 154 days the
11 sailors lived on Tristan d'Acunha
isle, more than 1,500 miles south by
west of the Cape of Good Hope. They
subsisted on penguin eggs and the flesh
of sea eagles, and shared with 72 white
inhabitants the soanty stock of provi
sions that the captain of a passing ves
sel had given them.
At a fire which broke out in the Ho
tel' Richelieu, at Pittsburg, Pa., three
guests lost their 'lives and five people
were badly hurt. '
. Colonel Potter, special emissary of
General Otis to Ilo Ilo, reports that the
rebels threaten to burn the town if the
Ame3cans bombard the place.
Governor Leedy, of Kansas, has com
muted the sentence of J. R. Colean,
who, while cashier of the Sate bank, of
Fort Scott, in 1895, stole $52,000 of its
Four dead, two injured, one of these
perhaps fatally, and the loss of proper
ty of the Southern railway to the
amount of about $25,000, is the result
of a wreck which occurred at Knox
A heavy wind storm swept over the
remote section of Scott county. Ark.
At Boles, a schoolhonse was blown
down and three pupils were killed, an
other was fatally wounded, and a dozen
or more sustained more or less injuries.
A tremendous landslide occurred near
Spence's Bridge, on the Canadian Pa
cific railroad. A mountain which has
long been an object of curiosity to
travelers crashed into the Fraser river,
damming it completely, and sending
the water in torrents over the fertile
Nicola valley. The course of the river
was changed completely.
According to late advices from Daw
son, the United States government will
be called upon to relieve indigent min
ers in 'the Klondike. The Dawson
Nugget says there is a strong move
ment on foot at Dawson to send a rep
resentative to Washington for the pur
pose of enlisting the United States
government in the cause of aiding in
remedying the great distress which
prevails among the miners of the Yu
kon. At the annual convention of the
Brotherhood of Steam Shovel and
Dredge Engineers and Cranesmen of
America, held in Chicago, resolutions
were adopted, urging congress to pass
the Nicaragua canal bill and also that
a law should be passed making eight
hours a day's work on said canal. Res
olutions were also passed urging con
gress to pass the river and harbor bill
at the present session of congress. Con
gress was also urged to create a labor
commission of three union men to see
that the laws in the interest of work
ingmen were enforced on all govern
Mrs. John Quark, aged 100 years,
died at her home near Galena, 111.
Lieutenant Commander Sumner C.
Payne. United States navy, retired,
died in Ashville, N. C.
James McDonald, aged 102, a resi
dent of Chippewa Falls, Wis., died at
St. Joseph's hospital, Milwaukee.
A Pittsburg company has received a
contract from the United States govern
ment to re-equip Morro castle in Havana.
ii 1 11 ran
Both Branches at Salem Re
tain the Organization of
BUT LITTLE BUSINESS IS TRANSACTED
Ben 0. Worslcy, of Astoria, Elected
Sergeant-at-Arms of the House
Two Minor Resolu- .
Salem, Jan. 10. Both houses of the
legislative assembly convened at the
appointed time, but beyond organizing
little was done. - The house spent some
time in electing a sergeant at-aruis,
and then passed a couple of resolutions
The senate was called to order at 10
o'clock by President Taylor. The roll
call showed all present but three.
The resolution for a joint committee
to confer with a committee from the
Washington legislature relative to de
vising a joint regulation for fishing in
the Columbia river, was referred to
the committee on fishing industries.
Kelly's resolution for 15 committee
clerks for the senate, to be under the
control of the sergeant-at-arms, went
to the committee on education.
Cameron's resolution for the secre
tary, of state to provide $4 worth of
postage stamps and $1 worth of news
paper wrappers was adopted, after
Selling had made an unsuccessfunl at
tempt to cut the stamps down to $2.
The rules of the special session were
adopted for the senate, after which an
adjournment was taken.
The Day In the House.
The house was called to order at
10:20, with Speaker Carter in the chair.
The roll-call showed a quorum present.
50 members answering to tneir names.
On motion of Moody of Multnomah,
Speaker Carter was declared speaker
for this session, some doubts having
been expressed . as to the legality of
the continuance of the special session
organization. . Seaker Carter expressed
hisjgratiude in a few remarks.
The election of -farter was followed
by a resolution offered by Curtis of
Clatsop, continuing in office the other
officers of the ho usv t.jlei .148 fcv.- ox
oept the sergeant-at-arms. The resolu
tion was adopted by a vote of 49 to 0.
The motion of Reeder, of Umatilla,
that the house proceed with the elec
tion of a sergeant at-arms was amended
by Whalley of Multnomah, to enable
the Republican members to hold a cau
cus. A recess was therefore taken for
half an hour, but a full hour elapsed
before the caucus adjourned and an
nounced its choice. The plum fell to
Ben S. Worsley, of Astoria.
A house concurrent resolution was
then introduced providing for the ap
pointment of a committee of three of
the house and two of the senate to ex
amine the books and acoonnts of the
Representative Myers introduced a
house concurrent resolution providing
for the aprjointment of a committee of
three of the house and two of the sen
ate to meet with a like committee to be
appointed by the legislative assembly
of Washington to investigate the needs
of further legislation for the protection
of fish in the Columbia river.
The afternoon session of the house
opened with a resolution by Myers that
the clergymen of the city be invited to
open the sessions with prayer.
Topping of Coos, offered a concur
rent resolution providing for the ap
pointment of a committee of three, one
from the house and two from the sen
ate, to examine the books of the secre
tary of state and report within 15 days.
Williamson of Crook was then given
permission to submit a report of the
special committee on clerkship abuses,
which upon being read led to the first
conflict of the session. The resolution
provides for sweeping reductions in the
number of clerks, and is the same one
that was buried by the senate. Sev
eral motions to refer were lost, and the
repoit was adopted.
Following are the officers of the
house of representatives: Speaker. E.
V. Caiter. of Ashland; chiof clerk, A.
C. Jennings, of Albany; assistant
clerk, A. V. R. Snyder, of McMinn
ville; reading clerk, Frank Motter, of
Portland; calendar clerk, D. B. Mackie,
of Portland; sergeant-at-arms, B. S.
Worsley, of Astoria; doorkeeper, M.
P. Isenberg, of The Dalles; pages,
Robert Duncan and Charles Lane, and
Fran Swope, of Porltand.
Theese are the officers of the senate
President, I. C. Talyor; chief clerk,
S. L. Morehead, of Junction City;
assistant clerk, J. Fred Yates, of Cor
allis; reading clerk, J. D. Lee, of
Portland; calendar clerk, F. C. Mid
dleton, of Portland; sergeant-at-arms,
Joseph S. Purdom, of Grant's Pass;
mailing clerk, H. H. Humphrey, of Sa
lem; doorkeeper, W. - W. Smith, of
Sergeant-at-Arms Purdom, of the
senate, this morning presented to
President Talyor a fine gavel, made of
Josephine county manzanita. The
old gavel was never ornamental, and
it had become muoh frayed by long use.
Bills were introduced in the house as
Hawson of Gilliam, providing for
the sinking of artesian wells in arid
Moody of Multnomah, increasing the
number of justices of the supreme
court by two, and providing for. the
appointment of the same until the gen
eral election in 1900. ' .
McQueen of Lane, fixing the liability
of common curriers.
Members of Both Branches
at-Olympiad Are Induct
ed Into Office.
The Selection pf Clerks and Other
Employes Occupies the Time
at Olynrpia E. H. Guie
.. Chosen Speaker.
Olympia, Jan. 10. Lieutenant-Governor
Thurston Daniels called the sen
ate to order at 12:30 P. M. The lobby
was crowded, and unusual interest was
manifested in the. probable organiza
tion under fusion 'or Republioan con
trol. The lieutenant-governor gave
way, without making any remarks, to
Secretary of State Will D. Jenkins,
who read the official roster of those en
titled to seats.- Secretary Dudley
Eshelman called the roll.- All were
present. Judge Anders, of the state
supreme court, administered the formal
On motion of ; 'Senator Miller, of
Thurston county, seconded by Plummer
of Spokane, and Cole of Pierce, all fu
sion is ts, the rules of the last senate
were adopted temporarily.
On motion of Keith of Pierce, fu
sionist, the roll was called on the elec
tion of asecretary, ; and Dudley Eshel
man, of Taooma. a Democrat, secretary
of the last senate, was unanimously
re-elected. , Other officers selected
uunaniinously were: Assistant Secre
tary Herbert de Wolfe, Republican, of
Tacoma; sergeant-at-arms, Edward
Wheeler, Republican, of Seattle; as
sistant sergeant-at-arms, Lee Smith,
fusion 1st, of Fremont, King
minute clerk, M. J. McGinnis,
ist, of Snohomish county.
On motion of McReavy, the further
election of officers was postponed, and
on motion of Keith, the election of
president pro tem was taken up.
Keith placed High Of Clark, in nomina
tion, and Preston of ; King, . ' named
Megler of Wahkiakum.. . Tin v.ote was:
Megler (Republican), 14; High (fusion
ist), 17: Miller (DjJn. of Walls
TTf -II. . . - '
nana, l, oimj oijj"
fBanrp). :Higlw..?. swcici.
Megler voted for Miller. Willis Rasd
and Raleigh George, of O'yinpiai were
elected pages. '
Keith, Plum and Warburton were
appointed a committee to notify the
house and Governor Rogers that the
senate had organized.
' The Home Organized.
Olympia, Jan. 10. C. E. Cline, ex
speaker of the house, called the session
to order , at 12:15, and announced
piayer by Rev. A. G. Sawin, pastor of
the Olympia Baptist church.
J. M. Page, assistant clerk of the
last house, read the list of members
certified to the house by the secretary
of state. C. E. Boyce, of King, was
absent, and was reported dangerously
ill at his home. All other members
Acting Speaker Cline appointed a
committee of three to escort Chief Jus
tice Gordon into the bar of the house.
The latter at once administered the
oath of office.
The speaker announced that nomina
tions of candidates for temporary
speakT were in order, and recognized
Jesse Faye, of Whatcom, who an
nounced it as the wish of the caucus
that the speaker be elected as a perma
nent officer. He nominated E. II.
Guie in a stirring speech.
Judge Calvert seconded the nomina
tion, and moved that the secretary cast
the uuanimous vote for Mr. Guie; sec
onded also by Jodge McDonald, of the
opposition. It was ordered,' and Repre
sentative Bellows, of Clark; Fender
gait, of Douglas, and Mount, of Spo
kane, were appointed by the chair to
escort the new speaker to the chair.
Mr. Cline referred to the newly elected
speaker as one of the ablest and best
members of the last legislature.
Speaker Guie, in assuming the chair,
spoke briefly but pointedly upon the
events of the past two years, declared
it the duty of the legislature to dispose
promptly of the senatorial election,
promised fairness and impartiality,
then proclaimed his readiness to take
the oath, which was administered by
Chief Justice J. Gordon.
W. F. Dillon, of Cowlitz, was unani
mously elected chief clerk.
The rules of the house of 1897 were
adopted, until the oommittee on rules
Otner officers elected were: Post
master, A. B. Peasley, of Okanogan;
assistant, E. E. Hall, of Stevens;
pages, Fred Mitzner, Esterly Rinehart,
Morris Tweed, of Thurston, and Ray
Davidson, speaker's page, of Seattle.
A tesolution commending President
McKinlev's war policy, as well as his
peace policy, by .Judge Calvert, of
Whatcam, was unanimously adopted.
Messrs. Wickersham, McDonald and
Falknor were appointed a committee to
notily the governor of the organization
of the house and its readiness to receive
any communication he may have to
Death of a Faraom Bellringer.
Ketw York, Jan. 11. The death is
announced in Brooklyn of William
Peake, the famous bellringer,' aged 94
Bold Bank Robbery.
Ashburnham, Mass., Jan. 11. Dur
ing the night robbers blew open the
safe of the First National bank, secur
ing between $1,500 and $2,000, and es
caping. The building was damaged
to the extent of $2,000 by a hear
charge of dynamite.
HONORS TO A DEAD SOLDIER.
Service Over the Remains of Colonel
New York, Jan. 10. A Herald dis
patch from Havana says: The .body of
Colonel Maybry, of the First Texas,
rested in state in a tent near Lee's
headquarters at Buena Vista on Thurs
day. Short services were held at 5
o'clock by Chaplain Watson, Generals
Lee, Keifer and Hasbrouck being pres
ent. The body was brought to Havana,
being escorted to the Almandares river
by his entire regiment. It will go to
Miami on Friday to be forwarded to
Adjutant-General Dorst, of the Fifth
cavalry, is critically ill with malarial
Lee's former forces are being lessened
day by day. Four companies now
doing provost duty in the suburbs have
been detached from his command and
ordered to report to General Ludlow.
When the American occupation took
place the members of a lottery company
that was famous a few years ago in a
Son then city made an attempt to secure
a concession here. Local papers have
apparently been subsidized, but Gen
eral Brooke declares that so long as the
American occupation lasts lotteries will
Smallpox has become epidemic at
Mariana, and General Lee has ordered
a number of infeoted houses burned.
Franklin Soott, a private of the One
Hundred and Sixty-first Indiana, has
the smallpox. Two hundred and fifty
nanigoes arrived on Thursday on the
transport Covedonga, and were turned
loose in a bodv.
General Wood's Report Show It I on
Washington, Jan. 10. The trade of
Santiago is already showing a surpris
ing growth under American adminis
tration. General Wood has submitted
a report to the war department,' in
which he states that the policy of non
discriminative intercourse extended to
the vessels of all nations in Santiago
province has greatly facilitated the re
establishment of commercial relations
and has been one cf the chief features
in the restoration of comparative pros
perity in commerce, industry and agri
culture. Outward cargoes of .sugar and other
products are being graudally found for
shipping, but exportations from the
mines of the province have contributed
the bn.k of the exports. . 4- ,j , .
"The fact,'1- says ', General Wood,
"tat the .mines were put into opera
nt on i a t $ n eS-y nlsia-aftes- thxajut" 1 .
tion of Santiago was important in
that the employment of large numbers
of natives during a critical 'period was
stimulated by the facilities for ship
The division of customs and insular
affairs of the war department has re
ceived from the collector of customs at
Havana, Colonel Lasker H. Bliss, un
der date of December 29, 1898, his re
port. Colonel Bliss says that the first seri
ous embarrassment he met with on tak
ing charge of the custom-house at Ha
vana was caused by the fact that the
Spaniards bad removed nearly every
thing except the bare walls and floors,
is first official step was to obtain a full
list of employes in the custom-house,
their salaries and nationality, and next
information as to their general charac
ter and reputation for integrity.
Colonel Bliss says that, as was to. be
expected, the several places in the cus
tom house when he assumed charge
were chiefly held by Spaniards, the to
tal number employed being 239. The
problem that confronts him, he says,
is how to repair a house from founda
tion to roof without a material disturb
ance of it occupants and without in
terfering with their daily business.
Under this condition, he remarks, he
cannot of course begin by tearing the
Pilgrimage Ended In Riot.
Paris, Jan. 10. The socialist annual
pilgrimage today to the tomb of Blan
qui, in the cemetery of Pere la Chaise,
led to riots between rival partisans of
Henri Rochefort, editor of the Intrans
igeant, and M. Juares, editor of the
Socialist Petite Republique. Many
were injured, and the police made a
number of arrests. The wreath intend
ed for the tomb was trampled upon.
Insurgents Respect Europeans.
Madrid, Jan. 10. Advices were re
ceived here today from a leading mer
chant at Ilo Ilo, to the effect that agri
cultural operations in the vicinity of
Ilo Ilo have not been interrupted, and
that all the insurgents respect the Eu
topeans, both at Ilo Ho and on the
island of Negros.
Present Release of Prisoners.
Madrid, Jan. 10. Rios, the Spanish
commander, telegraphs from Manila
that strained relations between the
Americans and insurgents prevent steps
being taken in favor of the release of
the Spanish prisoners in the Philippine
islands. He adds that he will act in
that direction as soon as it is possible.
Immigration at San Francisco.
San Francisco. Jan. 10. The report
of the immigration commission for
December shows that the total immi
gration into the port of San Francisco
was 420 persons, of whom 93 were fe
males. There were 149 Japanese.
Twelve assisted Japanese were deport
ed, and 27 others were not admitted
who could neither read nor write.
Record Catch of Halibut,
Vancouver, B. C, Jan. 9. With her
rigging and decks covered with ice, the
steamer New England arrived in port
early this morning with a record catch
at the halibut banks off Queen Char
lotte islands. The steamer had 180,
000 pounds of fish. During the three
months the New England has been en-,
gaged this season she has brought to
port 600,000 pounds of halibut.,
- Medicine-was the first profession to
which women were admitted in Russia,
CLOUDS OVER AFRICA
Tension Between England
and France Increased.
THUNDERER'S FIERY LANGUAGE
Cromer's Plain Words at Khartoum-.
Rhodes Plana a Cape Town
London, Jan. 10. AH events seem
to work together in European politics
to increase the tension between Great
Britain and France. The past week
has brought Madagascar and Egypt for
ward as irritants just when the mutual
.irritability was subsiding. Even the
most conservative observers begin to
take a pessimistic view of the relations
between the two powers. This in
cludes those who up to the present have
considered the belligerency to be due to
supersensitiveness upon the part of
France and to the unnecessary gruff
ness upon the part of Great Britain in
insisting on what she considers to be
The past 24 hours brought the pub
lication of Madagascar blue book, which
was followed by a leading editorial in
the Times denouncing France in lan
guage so fiery for that conservative
newspaper that Frenchmen are reading
the two together and are construing
them as parts of a deliberate policy in
spired by one mind. That mind, in
the theory of the man in the streets,
is Joseph Chamberlain, the secretary
of, state for colonies. Other papers
may storm and scold and not be no
ticed, but when the Times becomes
abusive, foreigners interpret it as being
the voice of the government. In the
present instance, some -Englishmen
will place the same construction upon
its utterances, recalling how the Times
led the "no suriender" cry over the
Fashoda incident, under evident in
spiration. One fact is certain, public opinion
in Great Britain will not sanction the
government to swerve an inch to avoid
war with France, thinking that if it
must come this is the best time to have
Many people give importance to the
issuing of the Madagascar blue book
almost simultaneously 'with the quiet
but ' unmistakable announcement at
Khartoum by the British agent there,
Visrount Oroner. ir his leimmkammtiU
rshieiilsT that Great BritafrTTias set her
seal upon Egypt. If there was a doubt
in the minds of her European rivals
that. Great Britain" intended to fore
close the mortgage upon which she has
expended so much labor and blood to
secure, it must have been set at rest by
the utterances of Lord Cromer, in
which the word "protectorate" was
written in large letters, though the
government's mouthpiece carefully ab
stained from using that incendiary
word. A more definite notice that
Great Britain's tenure of Egypt is per
manent could not be asked.
'In the meantime an enterprise of the
utmost moment in the furtherance of
Great Britain's domination in Africa is
about to be consummated. Cecil
Rhodes, the ex-premier and alleged in
stigator of the Jameson laid, and the
so-called "Napoleon of South Africa,"
is going to England to arrange for
pushing forward the Cape Town-Cairo
railroad, so long the dearest dream of
imperialists. A definite proposition
will be presented by- Mr. Rhodes to
London capitalists for an extension of
the railroad from Buluwayo to Lake
Tanganika. He does not pretend it
will be a paying investment from the
start. Its importance for some years
will be political instead ot commercial,
and he hopes to persuade the British
government to smooth the way by
guaranteeing Z per cent interest on
the bonds to cover the cost of construc
tion. But one barrier stands in the
way, in the form of the Congo conven
tion, guaranteeing neutrality of the
part of the continent about Lake Tang
anyika, which even the autocrat of
Rhodesia will find hard to force. Here
Germany has the veto on Great Brit
ain's advance, which she cannot be
expected to waive without, an indem
PASSED THE SENATE.
No Debate on District of Colombia Bill
First Appropriation Measure.
Washington, Jan. 10. At a brief
session of the senate today, the first of
the regular appropriation bills to be
reported to the body, the District of
Columbia bill, was passed. It carried
a trifle over $7,000,000, and was passed
practically without debate. The pres
entation of a memorial fiom a camp of
Confederate veterans in opposition to
the proposition of Butler of North Car
olina to pension ex-Confederate soldiers
was made the text by Allen of Nebras
ka for some remarks, during the course
of which he said that Butler, in making
his proposition, and the president, in
suggesting that the nation care for the
graves of the Confederate dead, had
been cairied away by their enthusiasm.
The house was engaged all day on
the legislative, executive and judioiacl
bill and completed it substantially as
reported, except the items for the civil-'
service commission, which went over.
Given Up for Lost.
Boston, Jan. 10. The owners of the
Boston brig Mary Gibbs, Captain Hor
ace Coombs, now 120 days out on a
voyage from Newport News to Para,
Brazil, have abandoned all hope of the
vessel, although they still believe
there is a chance that the crew may
have been rescued by some ship bound
either to the Pacific or to some remote
quarter of the globe. The Mary Gibbs
carried eight men and a cargo of 650
tons of coal. ' - . j.
Anti-Civil Service Reformers Victorious
in the House
Washington, Jan. 9. The anti-civil
service reformers scored a victory in
the house today. The executive legis
lative and judicial appropriation bill
was taken up for consideration, and
then, when the appropriation for the
civil service commission was reached,
Evans made a motion to strike it out.
This motion has been made annually
for a dozen years or more, but invari
ably failed. But today the opponents
of the law laid great stress on the fact
that they could not get a decisive vote
upon the proposition, and were there
fore compelled to seek its nullification
in this manner. Even these appeals
failed to bring out the full strength of
the opposition, though the motion to
strike out oarried by a narrow margin,
67 to 61. This was in committee of
the whole, where no record was made
of the vote. Moody gave notice that
he would dem'and a record vote in the
house, where the friends of the civil
service law expect to reverse the deci
When the senate convened today the
resolution offered yesterday by Hoar,
calling on the president for information
as to the instructions to the commis
sioners who negotiated the treaty of
Paris, together with all correspondence
and reports relating to their work, was
laid before the senate. Chairman
Davis, one of the commissioners, asked
that it be referred to the foreign rela
tions committee, but Hoar insisted
that the senate had as much right to
such ' information as the members of
the foreign relations committee, and
that the president should determine
whether the senate should have it.
The resolution was adopted in secret
session. In support of the resolution
offered some time ago by Vest, in oppo
sition to expansion, Caffery delivered
an extended speech.
At the conclusion of Caffery's argu
ment, Morgan announced, on behalf
of the Nicaragua canal committee, the
acceptance in modified form of the
amendments offered by Berry before
the holidays to the pending canal bill.
The amendments were not passed upon
by the senate.
Catholic Priest Brutally Treated In m
Berlin, Jan. 9. Letters received here
from Kiao Chou, the German fortified
setlement in the province of Sbang
Tung, China, give details of an outrage
olio missionary, November 9 last. The -
missionary was about to leave Tie-Tau,
province of Shang Tung, owing to the
anti-Christian, feeling. Finding him
self confronted by crowds of Chinese
who were clamoring for the destruction -of
the Christians, he took refuge in a
hut, but he was dragged out, his cloth
ing torn from his back, and he was
struck with sticks and pricked with
knives and lances and his beard torn
out. The Chinese threatened . to flay
him alive. The following day, his
persecutors prepared to hang him by
the wrists. Finally, a mandarin in
terfered in his behalf, but compelled
him to leave the district with a prom
ise never to return.
Davis In San Francisco.
San Francisco, Jan. 9. The United
States torpedo-boat Davis arrived today
from Astoria, via Tillamook, and after
taking on coal proceeded to Mare isl
and. Slid proved to be a good sea boat,
but owing to the heavy weather along
the coast she did not attempt a greater
speed than six or eight knots.
The Davis crossed out of the Colum
bia about two weeks ago, but put into
Tillamook to oscape a storm. remaining
there until Wednesday morning, when
she again headed south. She was in
oommand of Captain Thomas F. Neill,
and Arthur Zwicker and J. E. Wolff,
of the firm which built the vessel, were
in charge of the engine and boiler
Ambassador to Russia.
New York, Jan. 9. A dispatch to
the Herald, from Washington, says:
The president has practically seleoted
William Potter, of Philadelphia, for
ambassador to Russia. Mr. Potter wai
formerly minister to Italy, having been
stationed at Rome during the Harrison
administration. His record during
that period has been carefully exam
ined by the president and Secretary
Hay, and both feel confident that he
will satisfactorily fill the St. Peters
Explosion In Shipyard.
Loudon, Jan. 9. A big boiler' being
tested in Hewitt's shipbuilding-yards
at Barking burst today, and the super
intendent, engineer and eight other
men were killed. About 40 persona
were injured, some fatally. The whole
ship-building works were' wrecked. ' A
woman was found dead 300 yards from
the scene of the disaster. A number
of men and boys are missing. Windows
half a mile away were shattered.
Dfe Imprisonment. -
Madrid, Jan. 9. Colonel , Julison
San Martin, who was in command ot
the Spanish garrison at Ponce when the
United States troops under General
Miles landed on the island, and who
abandoned the place without resistance,
has been sentenced to imprisonment
for life. He will be incarcerated at
Ceuta, the Spanish penal .colony ia
Morocco, opposite Gibraltar. - " " .
Montpelier. Vt., Jan. 8. Governor
Smith has tendered the : place in the
United States senate, left vacant by the
death of Senator Morrill, to B. F.
Fifield. of this city. Mr.; FifieTa bai
not yet accepted. t -v-
Washington, Jan. 9. The .-house
committee on Indian affairs today or
dered a favorable report on the bill
granting to the Kettle River Valley
road a right of way through the Col
ville Indian reservation, Washington,