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TARIFF FOR REVENUE, INCIDENTAL PROTECTION AND SOUND MONEY.
COEVALLIS, BEKTON COUNTY, OKEGON, FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 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.
Rev. Dr. William Maxwell Black
burn, president of Huron college at
Pierre, S. D., died at the age of 65
Margaret Livingston Chanter and
Anna Bouling, heroic women who
served without pay aa nurses in Porto
Rico daring the war, have been recom
mended for that rare honor, the thanks
It is reported frcm Peking that
Russia baa demanded a lease of the
' Miao Tao islands as a torpedo station.
These islands lie across the entrance
of the Gnlf of Pe-Chi-Li, south of Port
Arthur. The acquisition of these
islands would still fuither strengthen
Russia's hold on the approaches to
The quartermaster's department is
preparing to disinter and bring to this
country the remains of the 1,200 heroes
of the Spanish war who were either
killed by bullets or died of fever in
Cuba and Porto Rico. Colonel Moore,
assistant quartermaster-general, says
the expedition of disinterment is we'l
Senator Teller, of Colorado, has in
troduced a bill for the amendment of
the war-revenue act, so as to provide
for a tax upon the actual value or sell
ing prices instead of the nominal
value of certain stocks. The bill is in
tended to relieve the cheaper mining
stocks from what is claimed to be an
enormous burden upon them.
A petition from ex-Queen Liliouka
lanf of i Hawaii has been presented to
the house, protesting against the Unit
ed States' assertion of ownership to the
crown lands of Hawaii as taking of
property without due process of law,
and appealing to the president, con
gress and tlio people for a restoration
of these lands. A like petition was
presented to the senate.
A Havana cable to the New York
World says: "The graves of the Maine
" victims iu-lie"Havaiia""cemetery are
neglected. Two small, sickly shrubs,
one weather-beaten pot with a dead
plant and two blasted stalks of three
slips are all there is to show that any
thing has been done in this beautiful
burial place for our nation's dead. A
month ago, upon the interment of some
sailors of the Resolute, their comrades
. put an 18x24 inch calico American flag
on the mound. This little faded flag
is the only thing given by either the
army or the navy. -
The monthly statement of the col
lections of internal revenue shows that
during November, 1898, the receipts
amounted to 122,404.405, against $13,
959,296 for November, 1897.
The president has sent these nomina
tions to the senate: Charleroange
Tower, of Pennsylvania, now minister
to Austria-Hungary, to be ambassador
to Russia; Addison C. Harris,. of In
diana, minister to Austria-Hungary.
At Hong Kong, the Filipino com
mittee has broken off all relations with
' United States Consul Wildman. The
committee baa issued a writ in the -supreme
court to recover the sum of $47,
000. which the Filipinos claim to have
been deposited with Wildman as
treasurer of the Filipino independence
fund in June last.
The gnnboat Torktown has sailed
from San Francisco for Manila, via
Honolulu. She will go all the way
under a full head of steam, and should
make the run in three weeks if she is
not delayed at Honolulu. She is the
bearer of full instructions to Admiral
Dewey and General Otis in regard to
the situation in the Philippines.
The New Year's honors include Lord
Dunraven being appointed pi ivy coun
. selor for Ireland, and Sir Edward
Chichester, R. N., being appointed
companion of the Order of St. Michael
and St. George in recognition of his
services as captain of the British first
class cruiser Immortal, which was sta
tioned at Manila during the war.
Senator Mason, of Illinois, occupied
the attention of the senate for nearly
an hour and a half Tuesday, with a
speech in support of his resolution de
claring that the United States will
never attempt to govern the people of
any country without their consent.
In many respects the speech was one
of the most notable utterances from
the senate thus far this session.
At Kokomo, Ind., there are 18
tramps in the Howard county jail
slowly starving to death. Two weeks
ago the hobos refused to work on the
stone pile, and Sheriff Humes put
them in iail on a diet of bread and
water, mostly water, until they signi
fied a willingness to work. At the
close of the second week of the strike,
the jailer reduced the bread supply to
two loaves a day for the entire gang.
"They declare they will starve to death
in their cells rather than hammer stone.
Minor ftieivs Items.
A lieutenant and 13 men of the
French warship Sure were killed in the
New Hebrides by natives.
The Merritt & Chapman Wrecking
company's outfit arrived at Santiago de
Cuba to raise the former Spanish cruis
er Reina Mercedes.
Arsenic placed in coffee by some one
unknown caused the deaths of Frank
Lomack, bis wife and five children at
A cable censorship has been estab
fished by the United States government
Commissary-General Eagan has sent
to the war investigating commission a
revised statement in place of that otig-
inally made in response to Miles'
charges. He has omitted the objection
Austria's hesitancy in raising. the
rank of her diplomatic mission to the
United States is due entirely to her de
sire not to give offense to Spain. In
formation to this effect is in the posses
sion of the state department.
West Point appointments are to be
made by the present congress. One
will be from the first Oregon. The list
will include eight cadets, all of whom
must enter West Point next June. No
further vacancies will be filled until
1900, when 58 cadets will be named.
The present class will graduate Febru
Commodore Watson, now in com
mand at the Mare island navy-yard.
has applied for the command of the
Asiatio station to succeed Admiral
Dewey, when that officer shall have
ceased duty. Dewey will retiie from
active service next December, provid
ing the law be not amended in his in
terest. French sentiment is once more being
worked up against the United States
on account of the Spanish war. Hos
tile newspaper criticism, which -temporarily
was shut down by the victor
ies of Manila and Santiago, is now re
assuring itself in consequence of the
difficulties which President McKin
ley's vacillating policy has caused in
The steamship City of Macon, from
Boston, brought into Savannah, Ga.,
Captain Kennerly .and the crew, nine
men all told, of the schooner Aloha, of
Bath, Me., abandoned Saturday night,
250 miles southeast of Georgetown
light, in a sinking condition. The
Aloha left Fernandina a week ago with
a cargo of phosphate rock, bound for
New York. ..
At Pana. 111., the scene of the re
cent labor trouble, Ike Ingles shot and
killed Dave Evans, a fellow-negro
miner, at the Springside mine. The
trouble arose over dividing their wages.
Frank Jones and James Palmer, non
union white miners, were assaulted to
day and seriously injured. Their as
sailants are unknown. Three com
panies of militia, which have been do
ing guard - duty for several months,
The first detachment of the Seven
teenth has left Columbus' for New
York, en route to the Philippines.
The entire military department of
Santa Clara, Major-General J. C. Bates
commanding, is quiet. Twenty-seven
thousand Spaniards still remain in the
vicinity of Cienfuegos, but one trans
port has loaded and 12 others ate ex
pected to arrive at an early date. It
is impossible, however, that the evacu
ation will be completed much before
the middle of February.
Great fear is felt for the safety of
the naptlia launch Paul Jones, hailing
from Louisville, which left the mouth
of the Mississippi river January 3 for
Pensaoola, Fla., with a party of ladies
and gentlemen from Chicago and In
dianapolis on board. Nothing has been
heard there of the launch, and one of
the fastest tugs has left to make a thor
ough search on the Gulf.
A train of empty cars on the Oregon
Short Line, while leaving Butte, ran
into an open switch near the city, and
crashed into a switch engine. . Both
engines and some of the cars were
wrecked The crew of the train and
that of the switch engine all jumped.
Conductor Joseph Grant, of the freight,
was thrown under the wreck and
killed. Fiteman Dowling was injured.
The rest escaped unhurt.
A Madrid dispatch says the govern
ment, on the reassembling of the cor-
tes, will immediately ask La Reform a
for authority to sell the Marianne
(Ladrones), Caroline and the Pelea
islands, since Spain is powerless to
maintain a sufficient force to defend
them. The government arrived at this
decision in consequence of advices from
Geneial Rios that an army of 4,000
men, a man-of-war and two gunboats
would be necessary for the purpose.
Official dispatches from Ho Ho, is
land of Panay, indicate that the na
tives are disposed to be friendly, al
though absolutely opposed to the land
ing of the United States forces without
order from Malolos, the seat of the so
called Filipino native government.
Some of the officials at Ho Ho are not
in accord with the revolutionary gov
ernment, but are willing to accept an
American protectorate, and will go to
state the case to Aginaldo if furnished
transportation by the Americans.
The Berlin correspondent of the Lon
don Times quotes from the Cologne
Gazette that "rumors as to the annex
ation of Vauva, one of the Friendly
islands, by Germany, are an invention
of those who desire to stir up ill-feeling
between Germany and the United
States. He says, however, as the
Cologne Gazette was among the most
active originally spreading reports of
German's intention to annex the Phil
ippines, its excessive indignation in
the present instance is somewhat over
done. A violent gale swept over the En
lish clmtinpl ttrwl ttiA oaat f noaf
Great Britain, doing immense damage
An elevator belonging to the George
C. Bagley Company was burned at
Minneapolis with 200,000 bushels of
wheat, the loss being over $200,000. i
Prompt steps are being taken by the '
Ariminifltrfltinn tn flfuarfc tha finni-omQA. '
of the United States in the Philippines
and Maj. -General Otis has been desig
nated as governor-general of the islands.
THREE YEARS' PAY
Amount the Cuban Army
GOVERNMENT TO ADVANCE MONEY
Forty Millions Kequlred Customs lie-
celpts of Cuba Will Be Fledged
for Its Repayment.
New York. Jan. 18. According to
Brigadier-General Jose Miguel Gomez,
a member of the Cuban commission in
Washington, the Cuban army is sure to
receive the three years' pay to which
it is entitled, $40,000,000 being ad
vanced by the United States, with the
custom-houses of Cuba as security for
its payment. "
Brigadier-General Gomez, who has
just arrived in this city from Washing
ton, is grateful for the way the commis
sion has been received. The negotia
tions, it is expected, will be completed
by the end .of this month, when the
commission will return to Cuba. Gen
eral Gomez said last night:
"Our hopes have aril been realized
At first, however, things looked dark
for us. Poor General Garcia was the
most pessimistic member of the com
mission. He had little hope for the
success of our plans when he left for
Washington. The rest of the com mis
sion argued, however, that as the
Americans had taken charge of Cuba
and thus prevented, us from raising
money, we had a right to request a loan
with whioh to pay off our men. Gen
eral Garcia asked for only $100 for
"The other commissioners protested
because of the tonal amount. Then
came the general's death, and for the
time being ' negotiations were suspend
ed. At our next meeting it was agreed
that an official list of the men in the
Cuban army would be required before
any agreement could be reached. Ac
cordingly, I left for Cuba, whence I
returned on Januarv 6 with the re
"There are 47,000 men to be paid m
the Cuban army. The amount we
have requested is $40,000,000, to be
turned over to us either in one or'thiee
payments.' We will giveas security
the custom-bouBes in Cuba. Should
the government not care to lend us
that sum, we are willing to take one
third of it and later pay. the men the
rest 'fw'1 --v1"'!-. '-y'.-".i?ir
As affairs now stand, I think we
will receive the amount in three pay
ments. This, however, is not decided
yet. The late Mr. Dingley was in fa
vor of giving us the amount in. one pay
ment." Speaking of the present condition of
affairs in Havana, General Gomez
said it was bad.
There appears to be much disagree
ment among the American soldiers,"
be continued, and no one seems to
know what bis power is. Some one
gives an order, and the next man coun
termands it. As a result the govern
ment of Havana is not as smooth as it
"General Brooke, however, is
liked, and the Cubans are more
willing to help him. General
low's orders preventing the
from from taking any part
'evacuation parade,' caused a great deal
of ill-feeling. This is now done away
with, and there need be no fear of a
clash between the Cubans and the
Americans. , '
"The American soldiers are a fine
set of men, and do not give any trou
ble. We are done with war, and want
peace, but nevertheless we would never
tolerate the condition of affairs which
is reported to exist in Porto Rico.
"General Brooke, I am told, is about
to name a committee of Cubans, who
will act as his advisers. Mendez Cap
ote, president of the assembly at Santa
Cruz del Sur, will be placed at the
bead of the commission.
"General Maximo Gomez will re
main in the field until the array is dis
banded. He will then make his home
in .Havana. Alter the men in tne
army are paid off, we will try" to prove
to this country that we are fully able
to govern Cuba.
"The paying off of the army is the
most important move toward establish
ing tranquility on the island. If we
should not be able to raise the money
trouble With the men would follow."
Ships on the Way.
Washngton, Jan. 18. The navy de
partment was informed today that the
Bennington sailed from Honolulu on
the 7th inst., for Guam, in accordance
with tho orders of the navy department.
On the way over she will stop at Wake
island and take possession of it for use
as a cable station. The Castine sailed
yesterday from San Juan de Porto Rico
for Gibraltar. . She is going to the
Philippines to reinforce Dewey's fleet.
Baldwin Will Rebuild.
San Francisco, Jan. 18. The Bulle
tin says that Lucky Baldwin has de
cided to erect an eight-storv fireproof
building on the property occupied by
the old Baldwin hotel, which was
burned several months ago. The build
ing will cost $3,000,000, and as soon as
the ruins of ' the old building can be
cleared away, the work of construction
Many Mysterious Deaths.
Little Rock, Ark., Jan. 18. There
is intense excitement in Baxter county
over a series of sudden and mysterious
deaths which have occurred in the vi
cinity of Mountain Home, the county
seat, within the last few days. No
less than six men, all of whom were
apparently in robust health, have been
suddenly stricken and died within a
very short time after the attack. In
every case there were unmistakable
symptoms of poisoning.
INTRODUCTION OFj BILLS.
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Oregon legislature Is Far Ahead of the
State Printer. :r
Salem, Or., Jan. 17. The legisla
ture is as yet devoted chiefly to the
preliminary work of receiving new bills
and is still so far ahead of the nrinter
that committees have nothing to do
But one measure has readied the acute
stage, and that is the bill to add two
justices to the supreme court. Having
passed the bouse last week it is now in
the senate, where it rests awaiting its
second reading The bill is warmly
supported, and it looked last week as
if it were bound to pass; but it loses
steadily under discussion, and its
chances are now very dubious. Objec
tion to it so far as it is expressed ap
pears to rest chiefly or wholly on the
question of its constitutionality.
The general proceedings today weie
of a perfunctory and monotonous kind
Introduction and first, reading of bills
occupied the whole time in both houses.
This is likely to be the .order for the
balance of the week. The usual flood
of propositions, wise and otherwise,
is pouring in, the greatest number of
course, being destined to die , in com'
mittee. Twenty-two bills were intro
duced in the senate this afternoon.
Halt a dozen were read the second
time, and one authorizing' the town of
Antelope to borrow $5,000 to build
water-works was passed. A house
joint memorial to congresss for pen
sions for Indian war veterans, the
same as Mexican war veterans, was
cononrred in. -
A house resolution for the investiga
tion of the affairs of the ! school land
board was concurred in
The house convened
at 2:30 this
afternoon, pursuant to
The proceedings opened with the sec
ond reading and yeference of bills, but
owing to the fact that the state printer
bad not caught up with printing, - the
bouse returned to the first reading and
introduction of bills. Eight bills were
read the second time and referred to
the proper committees.'7 One was passed
and two were withdrawn. The bill
that passed was Whitney's, to amend
the city charter of Albany.
Protest Against the Exclusion of Aliens
From Lake Atlin.
Olympia, Wash., Jan., 17. In the
senate on motion of Land, Judge Mc-
Gilvra, of Seattle, was granted permis
sion to address the.- senate. Inasmuch
as it had been - announced ' t hat-Judge
MeGilvra had UT a senafrrV) liehtmns
rod, there were 8cr jrf Bil. expres-.
Bions on the faces oi aeveral senators
who are prominent in state politics.
Judge MeGilvra, steppinsg inside the
circle, referred, in a forensic style of
oratory to the death, of .Congressman
Dingley, and, at the-conclusion of his
statement, asked for the consideration
ot a resolution petitioning tlie presi
dent to appoint in bis stead on the
joint American-Canadian high commis
ion a resident of the Pacific North
Senator Preston suggested that it
might be' well to wait until Dingley
was buried before proceeding to fill his
shoes. A discreet smile passed about
the circle, vi hereupon Senator Schofield
proposed that the resolution be made a
special order for tomorrow. .
Senator Hamilton then asked, was-
much as the resolution had been pre
sented by a gentleman not a member,
in what position it came before the
senate. There was a moment's hesita
tion. during which the chair thought
it possible to receive the communica
tion, and finally Senator Preston said
be would stand back of- it. That was
acceptable to Hamilton, and, on motion
of Crow, the document was refetred to
the committee on memorials.
The house resolution protesting
against the exclusion of aliens from
the Atlin mining district by the Cana
dian government was adopted 27 to 4
Hall, Preston, Reinhart and Wil-
shire voting no.
Senatorial Choice on Ticket.
In the, house the veto messages of
the governor were taken up. The veto
of the bill providing for the survey and
location of a roadway from Montesano,
Chehalia county, to Brooklield, Wahki
akum county, was sustained.
The bill creating a state road along
the Columbia river from Lyle to Wash-
frugal, was vetoed, because the proposed
road parallels a navigable river, the
governor holding this to be against
good public policy in the straitened
condition of state finances. . -
Representative Moore, as the' author
of the bill, stated it to be his wish that
the veto be sustained, because there is
no time now to enter into the merits of
the bill, and his wish was simultane
Colonel Patterson, of Kitsap, pre
sented a petition for a fish hatchery in
Col well presented a petition from
Cowlitz county for a law restraining
live stock from at large. .
Judge MeGilvra was accorded 10
minutes in which to present his Lake
Atlin and Dingley resolutions, which
A concurrent resolution by Brown,
requesting the respective political par
ties of the state to place upon theii
tickets the choice of the party for Unit
ed States senator at elections prior to
senatorial elections, that the . people
may express their choice, was adopted.
The New York to Go to Havana.
Washington, Jan. 18. The navy de
partment has designated the following
warships to form the squadron of evolu
tion which is to go south under direct
command of Admiral Sampson:
Flagshp New York, Brooklyn. In
diana, Texas, Chicago, Newark, Ma
chias. - '
They will be accompanied by the following-named
colliers and supply ships:
Marcellus, Lebanon and Supply. The
ships are ordered to be at Havana prior
to the first of February next.
WAS A SWIFT DEATH
Andelana Goes Down
FIFTEEN MEN WERE ABOARD
Captain and Mate Among Th
Vessel Capsized Zuring
Tacoma, Wash., Jan. 17. The most
appalling marine disaster that has
ever occurred in the history of Tacoma
happened early this-morning. During
a terrifio gale which swept over Puget
Bound, the British ship Andelana, an
chored in this port, awaiting cargo,
capsized, and Captain G. W. Staling
and bis crew of 16 men, who were
asleep below decks, were dragged down
to a sailor's death without an instant's
warning. The full list of those lost
is as follows:
Captain G. W. Staling, of Annapo
lis, Nova Scotia; E. H. Crowe, aged 39
years, Londonderry, N. S. , first mate;
E. G. Doe, aged 23 years, 145 Essex
Talbot Road, Blackpool. England;
Nemey Jossaim, Victoria, B. O., stew
ard; Joseph M. A. D'Holyere, of Ost
end, Belgium, apprentice; , Richard
Reginald Hanze, of Ostend, Belgium,
apprentice; Charles Smith, of United
States, botswain; James Daly, of New
York, boatswan; J. R. Brown, of Bar
badoes, cook; H. Hansson, Sweden,
able seaman; Antone Jensen, Den
mark, seaman; John Nielson, Noiway,
seaman; E. Ostrom, Finland, seaman;
Fred Hindstrom, Norway, seaman;
Edward Letz, Rega, Russia, seaman;
August Simonson, Holland, seaman;
Pat Wilson,. St. John's, N. F.. Sea
man. " - - '
Just what time the disaster which
resulted in such appallling loss of life
occurred js not known, as every per
son on board the vessel went to the
bottom of the Sound with it.
The ship, which was of English
build, and worth probably $150,000,
entered this port several days ago. She
was to have loaded wheat under char
ter to Eppinger & Co. , of San Fran
cisco, for Europe. Yesterday she was
taken to the Eureka dock and all bal
lait removed and the hold cleaned, pre
paratory to receiving cargo. She was
then towed to aa anchorage several
hundred yards northeast of , the St.
Pa n 1 " & Tacom a'Lu m ber - Com aanv,'?t
jpfwster;; wharf, at, Whicft poifif disr..-
aster overtook her. She .bad out, ac
cording to the best information ob
tainable, the starboard anchor, weigh
ing at least three tons, while to either
side of the vessel W6re attached the
ballast logs used to keep a ship upright
during the absence of cargo or ballast.
The ship was riding the wave serenely
when the skippers of other vessels an
chored close by retired the night before.
When daylight dawned no signs of the
Andelana were visible Over the spot
where she rode serenely at anchor the
night before only a danger-signal -buoy
lamp was visible. When the absence
of the ship was discovered, Captain
Doty and Captain Burley took the tug
Fairfield and made an investigation,
and it was soon determined beyond
possibility of doubtl that the ship bad
gone to the bottom.
One of the ballast logs was found.
To it dangled part of the chain by
which it was originally fastened to the
ill-fated ship. In addition, one of the
lifeboats, a matterss with the name of
the ship on it. and several oars, were
found. Beyond these no other wreck
age has been discovered.
As all on board perished, onlv sur
mises as to the cause of the disaster
are prevalent. Judging from indica
tions, shipping men say, the ballast -log
found was from the port side of the
vessel. She ship, according to all ac
counts, was headed in a southerly di
rection, or toward the head of the bay,
at the time the gale swept down the
Sound. The heavy winds caused the
ship to train on the chains, making the
log on the weather side taut and giv
ing a tendency to lift the log from the
water, but the strain was too great for
one of the chains, and it snappea.
This released the towering craft fiom
the greater restraint on the weather
side, and she lifted with the wind, and,
there being little restraint from the
other end of the log, raised it enough
to allow the right or mooring chain to
slip off. Thus freed from ballast and
floating like a chip, the ship careened
under the pressure of the heavy gale,
and shipped great quantities of water,
filling completely the hold and fore
castle, causing her to capsize and sink
to the bottom, all in a very few min
The situation was further aggravated
by the fact that the tides were just
setting in at the time the ship went
down. This in all probability forced
the stern of the vessel around and ex
posed the broadside to the gale's fury.
Late this afternoon the ill-fated ves
sel was located. She lies on the bot
tom of the Sound, on her broadside,
under 23 fathoms of water, close by the
spot where she had been anchored.
Lived Over 100 Years.
Utica, N. Y., Jan. 17. Mrs. Emily
J. Moseley, who would have been 102
years old had she lived until April,
died at the Home for the Homeless to
night. . .
Storm in Switzerland.
J3erne, Switzerland, Jan. 17. A
heavy gale is blowing today, accom
panied in different parts of Switzerland
by torrential rains and snow. Great
damage has been done. Many of the
mountain passes are blocked, and it is
feared there will be serious avalanche
The United Stateslnuiboat Helena
norted at Port Said today, and, hav
ing coaled, proceeded on . ber way to
GO ON THEIR MERITS.
Oregon Legislature Will Closely Con
sider A ppropriatlon Bills.
Salem, Or., Jan. 14. The first week
of the legislative session closes with
91 bills introduced and lead in the sen
ate, and 184 in the house. The house
passed the bill to add two judges to
the supreme court, and there is little
doubt that the measure will pass the
senate in due time. Two notable re
forms have been provided for to limit
the number of committee clerks and to
keep appropriations of doubtful merit
out of the general appropriation bill,
A bill to correct the committee clerk-
ship abuse further for future legisla
tures is before the senate, and is likely
to pass both houses. The ways and
means coammittee will report not only
a general appropnation bill and a epe
cial appropriation bill, but will refuse
to yoke with appropriations of un
doubted merit those that are question
aoie. malting me latter bills stand in
dividually on their merits befoie the
legislature and the governor.
Mantz, Whose Seat Is Contested,
to Be Taken Off Committee.
Olympia, Jan. 14. Senator Mantz
today asked to be excused from serving
on the committee pf elections and elec
tion contests, inasmuch as his seat was
to be contested, and that, in all proba
bility, the matter would be referred to
The chair stated that it was expected
that the contest in Mantz' district
would be referred to a special commit
tee. He did not know but that a spe
cial committee would yet be named.
Mantz was made chairman of the com
mittee on senate employes other than
regular, and Paul, of that committee,
was made chairman of the election con
test committee. Keith was transferred
from the committee on fish to the com
mittee on printing, exchanging places
with Senator Biggs.
Eight hundred and forty-two citizens
of Walla Walla petitioned for au as
sembly hall in the Walla Walla state
pon?tentiaiy. The request was made
on tne ground of public morals, as it
was claimed an assembly hall for the
inmates of the penitentiary would
tend to improve their morals.
For a State Road.
Il the house a bill was introduced by'
Mooie, establishing a state road down
the. Columbia river from Lyle, Klicki
tat county, to Wasbougal, Clark coun
ty, and appropriating $25,000 therefor.
A concurrent resolution reltitinir tn
Uhe wealthofSyashingtQnjQal nr nes,
and request! ng .:' tTnT secretary-- off the
navy to use' Washington coal in prefer
ence to British Columbia coal, and call
ing upon said secretary of the navy to
notify the legislature if any reason ex
ists why this cannot be done, was
offered by Calvert, and adopted.
House bill ho. 78. offered by Bel-
ford, who moved its advancement to
third reading after the title had been
read. It is an appropriation bill, car
rying $1,500 for the transportation of
prisoners, $500 for transporting juve
nile offenders, and $200 to pay travel
ing expenses of superior court judges.
On final passage it received by one neg
ative vote and 64 affirmative.
Senate concurrent resolution No. 2,
authorizing the purchase of a suitable
flag for the capitol, was taken up and
passed under suspension of the rules.
The senate concuirent resolution for
the printing and publication of 2,500
copies of Governor Roger's message
RAILROADS TO POOL ISSUES.
Report That Great Northern and North
ern Pacific Have Combined.
". New York, Jan. 16. The Times says
The announcement of the settlement of
recent disagreements between the Great
Northern and the Northern Pacific
railroads proved to be one of the most
interesting statements Wall street has
lately bad to consider and enthuse over.
In Northern Pacific common stock
there is reason to believe that a pool
has been formed, including in its mem
bership the strongest financieis of Wall
street, among others, friends of J. P.
Morgan, Governor Flower and John
This pool, credited with' a capacity
beyond any such recent combinations,
is believed to have as the basis for its
organization knowledge of plans which
will practically make the Northern Pa
cific and the Baltimore & Ohio one
property. Some reports, probably dis
torted, have it even that Northern Pa
cific property would aotually absorb
the B. & O. Under any circumstances,
it is declared there will be direct man
agement and personal supervision of
policy by James J. Hill.
- Klondike at Home. ' -Hillsboro,
Jan. 16. While ditching
on his beaverdam at Farmington, five
miles southeast of this city, George
Robinson struck a gold-bearing quartz
ledge which assays $42 to the ton. The
ledge is between two and thiee
feet in width. The lead runs north
and south, pitching east. Near it are
two other ledges, the rock from which
has not yet been assayed. '
The ledgu was discovered several
days ago, but the matter was kept very
quiet until today, and the only trouble
to be encountered is in getting water.
No gold bad ever before been found at
Farmington, but old miners considered
the indications there very good.
General Eagan Censured.
Washington, Jan. 16.- The war in
vestigating commission today passed a
resolution censuring Eagan for the
language he used when he appeared to
answer charges made against the com
aiisaary branch of the army by Miles,
ind returned to him the carefully pre
pared typewritten statement which be
left with the commission after reading
it to that body. It is reported that
General Egan has concluded to exclude
the matter complained
SITUATION IS CRITICAL
General Otis Has.
Well in Hand.
A REBEL ATTACK IS RIDICULOUS
Good Results Expected From the con
ference Between Otis' and Agui
Manila, Jan. 16. The situation here
is undoubtedly critical, but Major
General Otis has it well in hand, and
there is no such certainty of trouble as
many believe. The rebels are concen
trated on the outskirts of the town,
and their leaders have issued strict or
ders that they shall act only on the de
fensive. An accident might precipitate
trouble, but the idea of a rebel attaok
upon Manila is ridiculous, as the
Americans control the position.
Aguinaldo has republished the sec
ond manifesto in reply to the proclama
tion of General Otis, which was re
called on its first appearance, but it
has proved ineffectual.
On Wednesday, a false alarm, due
to trivial incidents occurring simul
taneously in opposite parts of the city,
led to a general call to the United.
States forces. In 15 minutes the en
tire city was covered. The prompti
tude rf the Americans, while it created
a sca'ta for the moment, effectually re
stored confidence throughout Manila,
and dispelled the excitement due to a
passing fear on the part of the citizens
that an outbreak was imminent. . It is
possible that the Filipinos, after the
diplomatic conferences that have been
held between the representatives of
General Otis and Aguinaldo, have
finally come to understand that the
cautious and conservative policy of the
Americans is not due to fear, and they
may accept the inevitable with good
grace. It is evident that at present
they are unable to appreciate the full
meaning of the independence demand
ed, and when they do understand its
extent, the American proposition will
HOUSE PASSES ONE BILL.
Senate Discusses the Question of Open
Washington, Jan. 16. The house
today passed the diplomatic and consu
lar . appropiiation bill without an
-amendment.--; Durinir , the"gencral
jmvi ;iwo eui . BpeeneawergL,, maae
Gaines, of Tennessee. The diplomatic
and consular bill is the sixth of the
regular appropriation bills to pass the
house. Seven budgets yet remain to
be acted upon. The bill as passed car
Washington, Jan. 16. Little busi
ness was tiansacted by the senate in
open session today. Sixteen bills on
the piivate pension calendar were
passed, and a joint resolution extending
the thanks of congress to Miss Clara.
Barton and other officials of the Red
Cross Society for their beneficent woik
in Armenia and Cuba was adopted.
' Cockrell entered a motion to recall
the bill which passed yesterday, author
izing the president to appoint Brigadier-General
T. H. Stanton a major- '
general, and place him on the retired
list with that rank.' At 5 o'clock the
Debate In Open Sessions.
Washington, Jan. 16. The support
ers and opponents of the peace treaty
in the senate bad their first contest
over that document today in executive
While the debate technically was
upon Senator Berry's motion providing
for the consideration in open session,
the entire question at issue was gone
over to a considerable degree. The dis
cussion continued from a few minutes
past 1 until 5, when the senate ad
journed foi the day without reaching
a vote upon the Berry motion.
TO ORGANIZE A CABINET.
General Brooke Has Decided to Have
Four Civil Secretaries.
Havana, Jan. 16. Gen. Brooke has
carefully considered the formation of
a cabinet of civil advisers, and has de
cided to have four secretaries the first
of state and government; the second of
finance, the third of justice and public
instruction; and the fourth of agricul
ture, industry, commerce and public
works. Only prominent residents of
the islands will be invited to join the
. The governor-general has received
acceptance from two. whose names are
reserved nntil all four can be an
nounced. One of the other two may
be a Spaniard, though it is probable
that all four will be Cubans.
Oregon Soldiers Will Come Home.
Washington, Jan. 16. Representa
tive Tongue today saw Assistant Secre
tary Meiklejohn and asked him if the
recent turn of events in the . Philip
pines would mean that the Oregon vol
unteers would be retained in those
islands longer than was originally - in
tended. He was informed ..that!. .the
outbreaks would not change the depart
ment's plan, and that the Seoond Ore
gon would be sent home as soon ass re
lieved by regulars.
Chewlng-Gum Trust Formed. , ...
New York, Jan. 16. A combina
tion of chewing-gum manufacturers of
the United States was pracrtioally con
summated today, when the last con
tracts necessary to amalgamation were
executed in this city. The capital in
volved amounts to about $15;000,000.
The naval board on promotion' WiU
recommend that rewards be .given to
Ensigns H. H. Ward and W. W. Buck.
who aoted aa spies during the war witi