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TARIFF FOR REVENUE, INCIDENTAL PROTECTION AND ' SOUND MONEY.
CORVALIilS, BENTON COUNTY, OREGON, piDAY, FEBRDAEY 3, 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.
The New Yoik Evening World prints
an interview with John Sherman, in
which the latter forcibly expresses him
self against expansion. . .
According to figures published at
Madrid, 80,000 Spanish soldiers per
ish ell, chiefly through sickness, during
the last campaign in Cuba.
It is reported in Havana that Gen
eral Rabi, with 1,500 Cuban insur
gents, has taken to the hills in Santa
Clara, in defiance of American author
ities. A battle has taken place at San An
canna, Ecuador, between government
troops and. insurgent?. Four hundred
men were killed and 300 wounded, and
400 insurgents were taken prisoneis.
The premier, Senor Sagasta, baa an
nounced that the government had de
cided to convoke the cortes during the
second half of February, whether the
United States senate ratifies the peace
treaty or not. ,
A bicycle saddle combine is to be or
ganized and capitalized at vf 1,500,000
preferred and 1750.000 common stock.
Those already in line are said "to pro
duce 90 per cent of all the saddles used
in North America and a fair percentage
of those used abroad.
Considerable alarm is felt in admin
" istration circles over the possibility
that Spain and Germany may recognize
the. Philippine republic Germany
from interested motives and Spain. to
free the 8,000 or 10,000 Spanish troops
held as prisoners by Aguiualdo.
The strike which has been in prog
ress at Colon, Colombia, for nearly a
fortnight, among the dock laborers, has
extended to Panama, partly owing to
the fact that the Chilian line of steam
ers has increased the wages of its em
ployes, thereby accentuating the dead
lock. John F. Kennedy, who attained no
toriety in connection with' the numer
ou s train-robberies and other crimes in
the vicinity of Kansas City, has , been
held without bail at Mansfield, Mo.,
for a hearing before the grand jury of
Wright county on a charge of train
robbery. The Planters' bank, at Kansas' City,
with a capital .of $25,000, has been
closed by the state. The propi ietora
ara under arrest by order of Secretary
of State Leseur andAssietant Attorney
General Jeffries. The bank has no vis
ible assets, it is alleged, whatever.
The second annual convention of the
National Livestock Association is in
session at Denver. Nearly 1,000 dele
gates are present.
Governor G. A. Culberson has been
elected by acclamation- in the Texas
legislature to be United States senator,
to succeed Roger Q. Mills.
- Amalgamation of the copper mine
interests of the Houghton, Mich., dis
trict and of Montana has been delayed
by the severe i'lness of Levy Mayer.
Judge E. W. Woodbury, who framed
the first prohibitory liquor law enacted
by the Maine legislature, is dead at
his home in Bethel, in that state, aged
The fourth annual convention of the
National Association of Manufacturers
is in ' session in Cincinnati. It is
thought a full attendance of 1,200
members will be present.
- The Spanish minister of war has do.
oided to abolish military marshals, to
retire half of the unattached generals
and to greatly reduce the number of
officers on the active list in the interest
A dispatch from Washington says:
There is reason to believe that the va
cancy in the Anglo-American joint
high commisson caused by the death of
Mr. Dingley will soon be filled by the
appointment of Representative Tawney,
The commissioners sent by the Cuban
assembly to Washington to learn what
the United States government will do
about paying the Cuban army, have
sailed for Havana. . General Gomez'
secretary, Captain Kohly, said that the
commission had obtained a part of what
No more names will be considered
for appointment to any branch of the
postal service in Cuba. The postoffice
department has been overwhelmed with
applications for these appointments,
and enough eligible names are now on
file to fill all possible emergencies for
five years to come.
Heavy rains, unusual in this lati
tude at this time of the year, have in
jured the spring crop of sugar cane in
Nicaragua. The coffee crop in Nica
ragua, now being gathered, will not ex
ceed half of the annual crop. Laborers
are asking high prices to gather the
harvest, and are indisposed to work.
" Minor ers Item.
The Connecticut supreme court has
rendered a decision that the property
of Yale university is exempt from tax
ation. A dispatch from Rio Janeiro states
that the Brazilian congress has ap
proved a treaty of extradition with the
Miss Virginia Evans, daughter of
"Fighting Bob" Evans, will make
tier bow to society during the present
Washington official season.
The North German Gazette again
denies the rumor that Prince Hohenlohe
contemplates resigning the imperial
Twenty children are reported to have
been drowned' by an ice disaster at the
village of Warpuhnen, Boirheiin, re
The president has nominated Colonel
Asa B. Carey, assistant paymaster-general,
to be paymaster-general, with the
rank of brigadier-general.
A terrible blizzard was general
throughout the Mississippi valley on
the 29th and 30tb of January, reaching
as far south as St. Louis.
Three representatives of 40 German
familitfe in the East are looking over
the Pacific Northwest with a view to
buying several thousand acres of land
for a colony.
Mrs. Jane L. Stanford, who has
settled the estate of her late husband,
Leland Stanford, and who would be en
titled to $357,768 as fees, refuses to ac
cept anything for her services.
Companies H, D, K and L, of the
Seventeenth United States infantry,
412 enlisted men and nine officers,
have left Columbus for the Philippines.
They go via New York.
The American shipping interests of
the Hawaiian islands have largely in
creasej since their annexation to the
United States. There are now load
ing for or on the way to the islands 50
vessels, of which 35 fly the American
F. W. Peck, United States commissioner-general
to the Paris exposition,
asks congress to increase the amount
set aside for the government exhibit to
$1,000,000. The -first appropriation
was $65,000. which Mr. Peck says is
entirely too small.
The reported rich strike of gold at
Cripple Creek has been confirmed. It
is the richest ever discovered in the
world, estimated to run as high as
$500,000 to the ton. There is blocked
out in one level, at a depth of 850 feet,
$5,000,000 worth of ore.
'" A. Thompson, agent of the Coast
Seamen's Union at Seattle, says: "Un
less the Shipowners' Association gives
up trying to put scab seamen on coast
ing vessels, a general strike will be or
dered, and every sailing' vessel on the
coast tied up as soon as she gets into
port. The union men will not accept
less than $40 per month." '
Theodore Kirchener, aged 60,' acci
dentally shot and killed .his wife at
Newtonvilfo, N. Y.
One billion feet ' of Oregon timber,
on Abiqua creek, was sold to Wiscon
sin parties a few days ago.
The thermometer ranged fiom 35 to
40 degrees helow zero at different
points in Wisconsin the first of the
Ore assaying from ' $40,000 to $100,
000 gold per ton is reported to have
been struck in the Isabella mine at
Cripple Creek, Colo.
On the 17th ballot taken in the joint
session of the Montana legislature Sat
urday, Hon.' Win. A. Clark was elected
United States senator.
In the lower house of congress a
joint resolution has been adopted grant
ing to Venezuela the privilege of send
ing a cadet to West Point.
Charges affecting the integrity of
District Judge Scott, of Omaha, and
seeking his impeachment by the legis
lature have been presented to that
Ex-Senator Slater, a prominent figure
in Oregon politics for a number of
years, died at his home in La Grande
on the 28th. He came to Oregon ia
The Montauk Club, of Brooklyn, ten
dered a banquet on the 28th to Admiral
"William T. Sampson, and principal
among the other guests was Secretary
of the Navy Jonh D. Long.
A big celebration was held in Havana
in honor of the memory of the first Cu
ban president, Jose Marti. Four thou
sand people were present, and there
was no disorder of any kind.
The body of Captain Sturtevant,
pilot of the Paul Jones, has been found.
From the clothing of the body it is be
lieved he was off duty and asleep when
the disaster was caused by the boiler
General Eagan, tried by court-martial
on charges of conduct unbecoming
an officer and gentleman, was found
guilty and sentenced to dismissal from
the army. The president has the
power to mitigate or entirely set aside
The district attorney at Philadelphia
has notified counsel for Senator Quay,
his son, Richard, and ex-State Treas
urer Haywood, that he had fixed Mon
day, February 20, as the date for trial
of the three defendants on the charge
of conspiracy in the misuse of the
money of the state on deposit in the
Private advices received at Seattle
state that the government will send
three detachments of soldiers into the
Coppei river district of Alaska next
spring to lay out a mail route to the
Yukon river and establish ports. The
purpose is to establish an all-American
route to the Yukon. It will extend
from the mouth of Copper river to
Eagle City, 60 miles below Dawson.
The two richast prima donnas are
Adeline Patti and Sibyl Sanderson.
Pensions have been granted to the
widows of Capt. Allyn Capron and
Capt. Allyn K. Capron, father and
son, both of whom fell in the war with
Christ Monberger, who died in Buf
falo, N. Y., of a fractured skull at the
Fitch hospital, whistled merry tunes
all through the 100 hours of his mortal
j illness and was unconscious all the
MANY BILLS PASSED.
Oregon's Lawmaker! Are Now Getting
Down to Good Hard
In the Oregon state senate Wednes
day the following bills were passed:
To authorize the construction and
maintenance of floodgates on Douglas
and other sloughs, Douglas county; to
require justices of the peace to submit
complaints to the district attorney, ex
cept for murder, arson, robbery, grand
larceny, before fees may be collected;
to provide a trust fund in Multnomah
county; to authorize the Eugene di
vinity school to confer theological and
biblical degrees; to amend the act
passed last fall so as to make all quartz
and placer claims real estate; to remove
from principal defendants in prosecu
tions for abortion the shield afforded
by section 2011 of the statutes, which
absolves them from testifying on the
grounds that it might incriminate the
witness; to provide for county clerks
to transmit to the secretary of state a
summary instead of a complete trans
cript of assessment rolls; amendments
to Grants Pass charter;- to permit suit
for possession of real estate to be main
tained by plaintiff not in actual posses
sion; to provide for election of a dis
trict road supervisor.
Bates' bill for clerks of the justice
courts in Multnomah county, after be
ing emasculated by striking out the
salary feature, was recommitted be
cause found not to be limited to Mult
nomah county. . .
' Adams' bill to tax dogs also was re
committed, after considerable discus
sion, for amendment so as to exempt
cities where dogs are already licensed.
In the house the bill providing for a
special election in Malheur county for
relocation of county seat was made a
special order for Wednesday.February 1.
Upon motion of Curtis, each Wednes
day night hereafter will be devoted to
consideration of local measures.
Dr. Josephi's insane asylum bill,
: fhioh passed the senate yesterday, was
rushed through the first and second
readings and referred to the committee
on penal, reformatory and charitable
institutions. ' '
Sherwin's bill, to amend the charter
of Gold Hill, so as to enable the town
to issue $2,500 water bonds, was passed.
The joint committee on fisheries, to
meet a like committee from the Wash
ington legislature, was excused till Tues
day next. The bill of Curtis amend
ing the fishing laws was ordered print
ed and referred to this committee with
instructions to bring it . to the atten
tion of the Washington committee.
The reapportionment bill was passed
in the house Thursday by the narrow
margin of one vote.
The bill to create a new county out
of portions of Grant, Crook and Gil
liam counties was defeated.
A bill for protection of trout, and
one for protection of carwfiah were
A resolution was introduced to re
strict the introduction of new bills to
February 3, but. it was indefinitely
A resolution changing the date .of
visiting Corvallis by the joint commit
tee from February 1 to February 4
In the senate the bill to authorize
school clerks and county judges to dis
pose of land bid in at sales for delin
quent taexs came up as a special order
Thursday. An amendment excepting
from redemption by original owners
land' contracted to be sold was offered
and the bill was recommitted for the
Bitts passed were: To amend the
law relating to certain male animals
running at large, applicable to Eastern
Oregon ranges; to cure defects in deeds
heretofore made that are faulty in ex
ecution, witnessing or acknowledgment;
to amend the law relating to the mak
ing of deeds by the sheriff.
The reapportionment bill which
passed the house Thursday passed the
senate Friday after a debate consuming
nearly the whole morning session. The
final vote was 22 ayes, 4 noes, 4 absent.
The report of the committee appoint
ed at the special session to investigate
the Loewenberg oontract at the peni
tentiary was taken from the table, and
amendments proposed to the effect that
the $32,500 settlement be made by
February 10, that not less than $10,000
be paid in cash and the balance in
notes satisfactory to the board, and
then the whole matter was made a
special order for Tuesday at 2:30 -P. M.
In the senate the following bills
were introduced during the past week:
To put in the hands of the secretary of
state the matter of ordering the . print
ing of reports, session laws; circulars,
blanks, etc, the printer to act only
upon the written order of the secretary,
except that the governor may order the
printing of executive documents; to
protect life and property from danger
of railroad trains by providing numer
ous regulations for warnings on trains
and railroads and exempting from
claims for damages railroad companies
that comply with the law; to prevent
combinations between fire insurance
companies to maintain rates same as
the Iowa statute; to amend the charter
of Woodburn passed; to appropriate
$35,000 for a flax manufacturing plant
at the penitentiary same as Was in
troduced in the houa.e yesterday; to
provide for a uniform public system,
and complete codification of school
laws; to permit recording in all but
one county of certified copies of deeds
for property situated in two counties
or more; to authorize county officers te
selcl property bid in for sales for delin
Friday in the house the bill to in
crease liquor licenses in the state was
practically killed by the measure being
reported from committee with the rec
ommendation that it do not pass.
The Oregon Grape Chosen as the State
In the Oregon senate Monday after
noon .three, bills were introduced, 25
house bills were read the first time, two
house bills read, the second time and
referred, and two house bills were
Haseltine, of the committee on horti
culture, reported favorably a bill for
park boards in cities of 8,000 or more
. Petitions were filed from 26 mem
bers of theUesmyth Grand Army post,
The Dalles, favoring admitting wives
and widows of soldiers and sailors to
the Soldiers' Home; from 18 residents
on the Barlow road, favoring the state's
acquiring that thoroughfare; from ; 17
residents of Clackamas county, for the
county court to plank bridges for trac
tion engines; from Portland Woman's
Club, for the adoption of the Oregon
grape as the state flower. The last
named petition was- accompanied by a
resolution,' which was passed, declar
ing the berberis aquifoliiim. the official
The house bill to create the office of
state biologist was passed, 17 to 10.
The amended charter of the town of
Adams was the only other bill passed.
Haseltine offered a resolution of
thanks to Henry E. Dosch for his serv
ices to the state at the- Omaha exposi
tion, and it was unanimously adopted.
The following new bills were pre
sented: To authorize the governor to
let convict labor for not less than 35
cents per day per man for a period not
exceeding 10 years; to amend the As
toria charter so as. to permit the water
commission, instead ef the council, to
fill vacancies on its beard; to amend
the statutes so as to permit only 5
cents per milefotpriyate persons serv
ing papers or fox jurors and witnesses
in Mujtnomah county.
In the House.
In the house Monday afternoon,
Donnelly's ..bill fixing the salaries of
officers of Tillamook county, - were
passed. A number of bills were read
the second time and referred to com
mittees, and half a dozen bills were in
troduced. , Before adjournment, also,
the ball was set in motion for the res
urrection of the apportionment bill. ....
Contrary to expectations, Donnelly's
bill to create Wheeler county out of
portions of Crook, Grant and Gilliam,
which was defeated in tlife"liouse Janu
ary 26, had comrJaratiyelysniootb sail
ing today .'passing bya Tote of S4 jto
13; absent, 11; paired, 2.
.Myers submitted a reportv of the
joint legislative committee on fisher
ies, showing that uniform legislation
had been agreed- upon at the conference
held in Tacoma Sunday, which was
Bills were introduced as follows: To"
incoprorate Medford; to amend the'
charter of Arlington; to prohibit exhi
bitions of mesmerism, hypnotism and:
artificial somnambulism providing
penalties ranging from a fine of $50 to
$200' therefor; to prohibit- laying out
county roads on a greater grade than 7
per cent, and to require road and
bridge work to be donehy written con
tract with the lowest bidder, whenever
the cost exceeds $50; to abolish the
office' of county recorder of Clatsop
county; to prohibit the organization of
banks with a smaller capital than $10,
000; to protect trout, to change the
time of terms of court in the second
judicial district. ' -
INTEREST AND USURY BILL.
Washington Senators Debate It, But
Take No Action.
The interest and usury "bill was up
for lengthy debate in the senate again
Monday morning,. but after .debate no
action was taken and the bill was left
suspended in the air, when the .senate
adjourned to participate in the joint
ballot fffr United States senator.
The Mantz-Gray contest was taker
np by special order, at the afternoon,
cession. H. J. Snively, of Yakima, on
behalf of Mantz, and W. H. Smiley, of
Colville, on behalf of Gray, were each
given 40 minutes in which to address
the senate. The majority and minor
ity reports of the senate judiciary com-
Lrnittee practical ly held that there had
been ho election in the Stevens-Spokane
district. The hearing and dis
cussion was continued until Tuesday
One bill was introduced. It provides
that in cities of over 5,000 inhabitants
justices of the peace' shall receive
$2,000 and constables $1,200 per year.
In the House. "
In the house the bill fixing; maxi
mum rates, of railroad and steamboat
transportation companies at B4 cent
per mile passed by a vote of "57 to 13.
As amended, it has become a -criminal
statute, its provisions including a pen
alty for any violation by railway em
ployes. '.'"' '
The following bills were introduced:
For the relief of L. D. Groydir,, of
Spokane, and appropriating $294 for
enumerating Indians on the Colville
reservation in 1891; creating a railroad
commission and establishing a code, of
railway legislation; defining mineral
lode claims as extending 300 feet on
either side of the middle of the vein;
providing for the binding, preservation
and distribution of public reports bien
nially of succeeding sessions of thB leg
islature; compelling the use of wide
tires on wagons bearing heavy loads,
graduating wider under heavier loads;'
providing for compulsory assignment of
mortgageb, and regulating such assign
ment. . ;
The Senatorial Contest. '". "-'
' One ballot for senator was taken
Monday, at Olympia.-with the follow--ing
result: Foster, 28; . . Wilson, 27;
Humes, 18; Ankeny, 10; Lewis. 1;
Richardson. 19; Bridges, 1. The fu
sionists broke away; from Lewis,, and
19 votes were cast for W. E. Riohard
son. The only change in the Repub
lican vote was that of Eamesr changed
from Humes toWi)on.
A COMMON INTEREST
Fish Legislation tor Wash
ington an4 Oregon.
JOINT MEETING HELD AT TACOMA
Measures That A re to lie Recommended
" ' to the Two legislatures for
An unanimous agreement has been
reached by the joint legislative com
mitters of -Oregon and Washington
touching fishing industries of mutual
interest to both states. They formu
lated resolutions making such recom
mendations -as will, it is -thought, ob
viate differences between the two states
arising from conflicting laws. .
-Among the points of .agreement
reached may be mentioned the follow
ing: ' f
' Changes relative to the close season
for salmon-fishing : on" the "Columbia
river; the Sunday - close"-" law is to be
done 'away with; the 'Washington law
is to be made to conform with the Ore
gon law regulating the fall salmon close
season; the gill-net license is to be left
at $3.50, with the addition of an indi
vidual license fee . of $1 each for all
fishermen, as at present provided for in
the Oregon law; the' set-net license
fee is to be raised in both'- states from
$1 to $2.50; concurrent laws relative to
sturgeon lines on the Columbia river
are to be enacted; the appointment of
a joint commission to establish the
proper boundary lines is to be asked.
The agreements were' reached at Ta
coma Saturday. The Oregon commis
sion consisted of Fish Commissioner
McGuire, Senators Reed and Daly, and
Representatives Myers, Curtis and Far
rell. That-of Washington ' comprised
Fish Commissioner,. Little, Senators
Megler and MoReavy, and Representa
tives Colwell, Sims and Daniels. -
It was concluded to recommend the
close-season proposition should begin
at noon. Maroh 1, and close at noon,
April 15.' It was recommended to
make the Washington fall season con
current with . that of Oregon from
August 10 to September 10.
No settlement was arrived at on the
boundary-line question. Both states
will. L probably., appoint two citizens
each, who will select an engineer, con
sider the matter, and submit drawings
and profiles at the net biennial session
in each state.
.Washington, Feb. 1.: Prospects for
an agreement between the British and
American joint high commission oh
questions " affecting -Canada and the
United States have greatly improved
within the last week, and it is ex
pxected now that a complete-agreement
on all. points will be reached, early in
. Reciprocity has been the stumbling
block in the way of the commission.
The principal point of friction was in
regard to the duty on lumber imposed
under the . Dingley " law. " Canadians
demanded concessions on this that the
American commissioners were not at
first willing to make. .-
This question has not yet been set
tled, but it. is understood that both
sides are more conciliatory, each being
anxious "that the entire negotiations
should not fail on account of one point
New "Railroad to the Yukon.
New York, Feb 1. A dispatch to
the - Herald ' from Washington says:
Several Iowa men have asked congress
to grant a subsidy of $16,000 a mile
for a railway and telegraph line to the
Klondike. Representative Curtis, of
Iowa, introduced a bill in the house
Saturday to carry out the .wishes of the
' These men have organized the Cop
per River & Yukon Railroad Company,
and they ask congress to - grant them
rights to incorporate for 50 years, to
give them right of way .for a railroad
and. telegraph line from Valdes inlet.
This company is to be capitalized at
$30,000,000. It is to have the right to
bond and mortgage the line at not to
exceed $30,000 per mile,' but this mort
gage is to he subsequent to the claim
of the United States for the $16,000
per mile advanced by the government.
Cruelty to Spanish Prisoners.
New York, Feb. 1.' A dispatch to
the Herald from Manila 'says: The
Spanish civil prisoners have not -yet
been released. ... Tales of suffering,
hunger and dishonor come .from, the
provinces. Young Spanish girls., are
forced to live in open with low born
natives.' Their parents, being power
less,' appealed to Againaldo. His reply
was a letter from a dishonored child ;
exacted;. after God knows what suffer
ing saying she is happy and content
ed. Ladies have suffered dishonor to
save their husbands from cruel treat
ment. Five priests have died in one
province from hunger and cruelty, al
though $60,003 had been sent by the
corporation foi their maintenance. "Ap
peal has been made to the American
nation, in the name of God, to stop the.
Eftcsn Courtmartial. Case. :.;
Washington, Feb. 1. The record of
the court-martial in the case of Eagan
was .placed in the hands of .Judge .Ad
vocate General Lieber today 'for review,
Mrs. Stanford Wants No Pay.
San Francisco, Feb. 1. A review of
the work of Mrs. Jane L. .Stanford, as
executrix of the estate of the late Le
land Stanford, shows that she handled :
property valued at $24.8.69,245. The
fees and percentages to which she. was
legally entitled amounted to $357,768,
but she Waived all claims "for her- serv-'
ices. She paid her attorneys- $60,000
for their services and allowed them
$7,000 for expenses. -Her' action, is
eominuded.. '' : '.".'-'''' vo
ARMY REORGANIZATION BILL.
Discussion of the Principal Work of the
Washington, Jan. 31. The house to
day continued the consideration of the
army, reorganization bill until 3
o'clock, when the members paid their
tributes to the memory of the late Rep
resentative Simpkins, of - Massachu
setts. Little piogress was made with
the army bill, the only amendment
adopted being that to give veterinar
ians in cavalry regiments the rank,
pay and allowance of second lieuten
ants. The time before the eulogies be
gan was-chiefly devoted to a continua
tion of the debate on the advisability
of retaining the Philippines. .
! The diplomatic and consular appro
priation hill, carrying $l,500,0p0, .was
passed by the senate.
The salaries of secretaries of legation
to the Argentine republic, Venezuela
and Pein were increased to $1,800,
and of the consuls at La Guuavra, Ven
ezuela, from $1,800 to $2,000, and at
Fernambuco, Brazil, from $2,000 to
$2,200. The allowance for clerks of
consulates was increased from $1,600
to $3,200. The salaries of three third
secretaries of embassy at London, Paris
and Berlin were fixed at $1,600 each.
The consulate at Naples was -placed in
the $3,500 class; the consulate at Col
lingwood, Canada, in the. $2,000 class,
and the consulate at Niagara Falls in
the $1,500 class.
Mason offered a resolution requesting
the surgeon-general of the army to
furnish information as to' the percent
age of our soldiers in the Philippines
who are sick and have been sick, and
the number of deaths in eur army by
reason of the sickness caused : by the
climate. Mason prefaced the resolu
tion with the statement that reports
had been received that "of late years
as high as 50 per cent of the soldiers
unaccustomed to the climate . (of the
Philippines) have died by reason of the
EAGAN GUILTY AS CHARGED.
The Necessary Penalty Is Dismissal
From the Army.
Washington, Jan. 31. General Ea
gan, commissary-general of subsist
ence, has been found guilty of the
charges of conduct unbecoming an offi
cer and a gentleman, and of conduct to
the prejudice of good order and disci
pline, and of the specifications thereto,
and has "been sentenced to dismissal
from the United States army; but with
a recommendation from the court for
the exercise of executive clemency.
Under the regulations, the court, hav
ing reached -tbe-Gonclusion. that the ac
cused was guilty, . had no. choice, in
selecting a penalty, the regulations
prescribing absolutely that one punsish
ment dismissal for the offense.
Therefore, the only hope for . General
Eagan is in the direction of communta
tion, mitigation or disapproval by the
Payment, of the Cuban Army.
Havana," Jan. 31. Senor Fiedrico
Mora, the civil governor of Havana, in
an interview declared that the question
of the payment of the Cuban ai my was
of much greater importance than the
Washington government seems to real
ize. He said of the Cubans were to
collect the custom! .of the islands,
which are their property, their first ac
tion Would be to meet Cuba's sacred
obligation to the army by payment in
full to the soldiers. The customs ad
ministration being in the hands of the
Americans, the Cubans make a simple
business, proposition, to the United
States government that--it shall ad
vance money to pay the troops, -. hold
ing the customs as security.
' The Cherokee Treaty.
.- Washington, ' Jan. Sl.--The agree
ment concluded at Muskogee, I. T.,
January 14, between the Dawes com
mission and the Cherokee nation, pro
viding for the allotment of lands and
general betterment of the condition of
the red men, has been sent to the sen
ate. "Four of the five tribes have al
ready agreed to new arrangements and
negotiations are now pending with the
A Fatal Boiler Explosion.
'Chioagdi Jan. 81. Four men "wera
badly burned, one perhaps fatally, by
the explosion of a boiler today in the
basement of the Chicago Tribune. The
men who' had just completed putting
in new grates in the furnace of the
boiler, were standing directly in front
of the furnace when the explosion oc
curred, and were covered first with live
coals, then with scalding water.
- A Restraining; Order.
Washington, Jan.. 31. To prevent
army officers of superior rank from
seizing upon the quarters of officers of
the transports upon which they may
be traveling, the secretary of war has
been obliged to make an order prohib
iting them from taking the rooms of
the masters and quartermasters of
Two Consuls Nominated.
"Washington, Jan. 31. The presi
dent presented these nominations to
the senate: State, James H. Worman,
of New York, now commercial agent at
Cognac, to be consul at Munich, Ba
varia; William T. Fee, of Ohio, now
consul at Cienfuegos; to be consul at
Bombay, India. ...
February 6 has been agreed upon by
the senate as the date to vote upon the
"- Divorced and Bankrupt.
: San Francisco. Jan. 31. George F.
White, a cattleman - of Mendocino
county, has filed a petition in insolv
ency. His liabilities are placed at
$181,000, including a judgment ' of
$100,000. granted his divorced wife.
His assets are placed at $110,000. ...
Snow In the South.
Atlanta, Qa., Jan.. 31. Snow fell,
generally throughout ' Central and
Southern Georgia and Alabama Satur
day... -.- .- i. :
A CUBAN CELEBRATION
Crowds Honor the Mempry
of the First President.
CUBAN POLITICS ARE UNSETTLED
Mass" Meeting to Be Held to Proclaim
- . Principles of Independ
ence. Havana, Jan. 31. Four thousand
pei son 8, men in their best clothing and
women gaily dressed,- stood amid a
pouring rain in'' Paula square today
listening to six intensely patriotic
enlogies of Jose Marti, the Cuban pa
triot and first president of the Cuban
revolutionary government. A tablet
to his memory was unveiled at the
house where he was born in a street
near by, and 82 societies, consisting of
2.500 persons, with banneis, flags and
five bands, marched through the prin
cipal thoroughfares to the square.
The pi ocession. whose distinguishing
feature was 500 girls wearing white
dresses and red liberty caps, started at
1 o'clock, reaching the- square two
hours later. -The streets were gaily
decorated with Cuban and American
flags, and though the interest ran high,
there was no disorder of any kind.
Marti's widow, mother and son, led
the parade, with the first Cnban flag
used by the patriot, which was loudly
. This promises to be a lively week in
Cuban politics. The speoial commis
sion from the Cuban military assembly
will return to Havana, after. its inter
views with the Washington govern
ment, and popular interest is increas
ing in the preparations for the mass
meeting February 6 at the Tacon thea
ter, where a separatist party, proclaim
ing the principle of independence, will
be founded, under the direction of such
men as Senor Giberga, a noted autbno- "
mist; General Leyte Vidal, General
Lacret, Senor Fontsterling and other
opponents of annexation.
More Dreyfus Agitation.
Paris, Jan. 31. The government's
decision to submit to the chamber of
deputies tomorrow a bill providing
that the cases of trial revision shall be
brought before the united sections of
the court of oassation has reopened the
floodgates of the Dreyfus agitation. .
The situation appears more confusing
and manaoiaj? than ever. For days
the anti-DreyfueKe8"havelieeH clamor:
ingtoiiave the case referred to the
untied sections, beoause they have con
sidered it certain that among more than
30 judges they oonld rely upon an anti-
A Disappearing Island. (
- San Francisco, Jan. 31. The news
has been brought here, from Australia
that the British man-of-war Penguin
hus just returned to Sydney, N. S. W..
after taking soundings between the
island Tongi and Auckland. N. Z.
The officers found that Falcon island,
which suddenly came up out of the
ocean is 1885, is gradually receding.
When relocated by the Penguins's
officers, they discovered that the island
is now three fathoms under water.
Sale of Oregon Lumber.
Rhinelander, Wis., Jan. 81. S. A.
D. Pewter, of Portland, Or., the well
known Pacific coast lumberman, has
closed a sale of over 1,000,000,000 feet
of Oregon timber, mostly fir, situated
in Marion, county, 45 miles south of
Portland, Or., on Abiqua creek, a trib
utary of the Willamette river, to lum
bermen of this city.whohave organized
a stock company, called ' the Abiqua
Lumber Company, of Wisconsin.
. , .1 Opposed to Foreign Capital..
Santiago de Cuba, Jan. 31. The
Cuban Libre publishes a long article
setting forth its objections to the pro
jects of foreign capitalists for working
"Cuban virgin soil," constructing rail
roads, establishing electric light plants
and carrying on ' similar enterprises.
"We do not want any one to invest
capital in Cuba except the natives,"
says the paper. "America is proof of
what monopolists can do in ruining a
Paul Jones' Pilot Found.
New Orleans, La., Jan. 81. The
body found near Fort St. Philip was to
day identified as that of Captain Stur
tevant. the pilot of the'" launch pHUl
Jones. From the position and cloth
ing of the body, it is . almost certain
that he waB off duty asleep at the time
death came. ' and that the boat was
wrecked . by an explosion during the
Cold In Wisconsin.
Milwaukee, Wis., Jan. 81. Specials
from 'points in the interior of Wiscon
sin report very low . temperature. At
Appleton the thermometer recorded 35
degrees below zero, the coldest in re
cent years. Black River Falls reports
a temperature of 40 degrees, Medford
40. and Whitehall 88 degrees below
Fourteen Persons Killed.
Marcia, Spain, Jan. 81. Fourteen
persons were killed today by an explo
sion of gas in the Palia mine near
Mazarron, 20 miles west of Cartagena.
The other miners succeeded in making
An Old Hotel Burned.
San Francisco, Jan. 81. The San
Bruno hotel, an old landmark on the
San Bruno road, southwest of the city,
was burned today,, ani . Mathias
Eichorn, porter of the hotel, perished
in the flames. ."
San Francisco, Jan. 81. Thomas
Wilford Rallet, aged four years, was
burned to death today in the rear of
the Pacific Gas- improvement Com
pany's works at Fillmore and Chestnut