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TARIFF FOR REVENUE, INCIDENTAL PROTECTION AND SOUND MONEY.
CORVALLIS, BENTON COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1 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.
Vine buildings covering half a block
in the heart of the businesss portion of
Columbus, O., were destroyed by fire,
The transports, Ohio and Senator,
bearing the Twenty-second infantry to
the Philippines have sailed from San
The second battalion of the Seven
teenth infantry are en route to Manila
via New York. They sailed from that
port on the transport Sherman.
The largest combination of - whisky
and distilling interests yet attempted
baa been concluded in New York, un
der the title of the Kentucky Distillers
& Warehouse Company.
- Negotiations for the consolidation of
the leading pottery interests bave been
concluded in New York by the. forma
tion of the Ainer.can pottery compa
nies, with a capitalization of $i0.000,
A now -slide occurred on the Cana
dian Pacifio at Rogeis Pass, in the Sel
kirk range. The railroad roundhouse
and other buildings were demolished.
Nine persons are known to have been
killed and two injured.
Con ti acts have been let for the erec-
.tion of a large beet-sugar factorv at
Anaers. a small town west of Omaha,
on the Dnion Pacifio. The men who
are furnishing the money to build the
factory are Boston capitalists. -
The Dnited States transport Grant,
which left New York January 19, hav
ing on : board Major-General Lawton,
the Fourth infantry and a battalion of
" the Seventeenth infantry, bound for
Manila, has arrived at Gibraltar.
Steamer Rhynland, from Liverpool.
for Philadelphia, went ashore ' four
miles north of Penwiok's , island life-
saving station. A heavy snow-storm
. was prevailing at the time. There
were 42 passengers and a crew of 79 on
. board, all of whom weie rescued.. .....
There lias been no' further general
fighting between the partisans of the
rival chieftains in the Samoan islands,
since tiie last advices except that a
party of Mataafa's followers was routed
in the bush by Malietoans. It is ex
pected, however, that fighting will be
resumed, as Mataafa is arresting per
sons who have been alreadv fined and
released. The work of pillage con'
tinues, among the houses looted being
Vilima, the home of the late Robert
Lou in Stevenson, the novelist.
Iowa mineworkers are making an
effort to have eight hours declared a
.native troops ate to be utilized in
Cuba and Amerioan soldiers gradually
A syndicate composed of American,
Canadian, English and French. capital
ists, is making an effort to secure con
trol of all the railroads in Cuba now
building and in operation, and all to
be' constructed hereafter. -'
The bishop of Havana has declared
that Preotestant services cannot be held
over the graves of the Maine victims in
Columbus cemetery, as it is consecrated
ground. Americana were preparing to
decorate the graves on the anniversary
of the explosion.
The Central ' Cable Company an
nounces that the Dnited States govern
ment in the Philippines has modified
the recent prohibition of telegrams in
cipher or code. Messages in secret lan
guage may now be accepted, subject to
government cnesorshi p.
The senate committee on naval
affair! has decided upon favorable re
port on the bill providing for addi
tional pay to laborers in navy-yards
who worked overtime during the emer
gency of war with Spain. The amount
required is about $300,000, and about
' 6,000 men are involved.
General Otis cables the war depart
ment, giving the number of deaths in
his command since January 7. The
total is 19, many of whom .died of
smallpox. The greater number of
deaths were of Kansas, Colorado, Cali
fornia and Pennsylvania privates. In
the 1 ist appear the names of Allen K
Carlyle, private, First Washington.
January 16, typhoid; Earld A. Jeans,
First Washington, January 36, ty
phoid; Wistar Hawthorne, private,
Second Oregon, diphtheria.
Cuban General Gomez refuses to
disband his army unless paid nearly
.$60,000,000. He claims to have 40,000
men under arms, for which he asks
pay for three years' service, at the same
rate as given American soldiers. For
his own services in the past he wants
$11,000 a year, the same as paid an
American lieutenant-general. He has
about 200 brigadier-generals, who de
mand pay at the rate of $5,500 annually
for three years past, besides numerous
other officers, whose pay aggregates
Minor News Items.
The third regiment, infantry, has
left St. Paul for New York en route to
the Philippines. .
A blizzard has been raging over
Wyoming. A tecent dispatch says the
deep snow has a hard crust, and there
will be much suffering among stock.
An Iowa syndicate, with $30,000,000
capital, has asked congress to grant a
subsidy of $16,000 a mile for a railroad
and telegraph line to the Yukon, via
A fish cannery . combine has been
formed on the Columbia rivei, with
capital of C2, 000, 000.
General Count von Capri vi," former
chancellor ot the German empire, died
at Siren, near Cxossen, Germany.
. The peace treaty was ratified by the
senate by a majority of three votes over
the required three-fourths. The treaty
was ratified without amendment.
Isaac Ofner, a grooeiyman, doing
business in Portland, Or., was held up
and robbed in his store about 8:30 in
the evening by a lone highwayman.
John M. Com stock, for 40 years
chief of the customs division of the
treasury department, died in Washing'
ton after an illness of several weeks.
A monster petition to President Mc
Kinley and the members of the joint
high commission is being signed, ask
ing their assistance in seeming the re'
peal of the alien exclusion act recently
passed' by the government of British
Columbia, in which the Atlin mining
district is located.
Farmers of Connecticut, New York
New Jersey. Ohio, Indiana, South Da
kota, Wyoming, Iowa, Nebraska, Kan
sas, Missouri, Kentucky, Texas, Arkan
sas and California are forming state
branches of the proposed new national
farmer's party, and preparing to send
representatives to the national execu
tive committee's meeting, which is to
be called shortly by the projectors
the new party.
According to a recent dispatch,
iron add steel sheet manufactories
Pennsylvania. Ohio, West" Virginia,
Kentucky and Indiana, controlling an
aggregate annual output of 318,000
tons ox steel and iron sheets, are pre
paring to consolidate. This action, it
is added, is made necessary by the com
bination.)! tin-plate plants, and it is
believed that the proposed consolida
tion will eventually be absorbed by the
Local representatives at Tacoma ad
mit that the street railway systems of
that city are to be consolidated, with
Eastern capitalists in control. A com
pany with-$2,000,000 capital has been
organized to operatcall street-cars and
furnish power to manufactories. A
water-power plant will be constructed.
Representatives of J. P. Morgan & Co.
the Northern Pacific railway, Dnion
Pacific and the O. R. & N., with local
men, are interested in the deal.
The 'two highwaymen who for the
past two months have been holding up
citizens and stores and terrorizing all
Portland are safely lodged in jail. One
of them, Harry Traoy, was arrested by
Detective Weiner, after a shooting
affray that stopped a passenger train
and roused a whole neighborhood. The
other, Dave Merrill, fell into the
bands of Detectives Cordano and Ford
Snnday, and gave the information
which led to the capture of his accom
plice. Both are ex-convicts and des
Iiis believed that the battle at Ma
nila will hasten the ratification of the
treaty with Spain by congress. .
Two soap trusts are being formed
one at Chicago, with $100,000,000 cap
ital, and one at Boston with $20,000,
000. San Francisco is to have a world's
fair in 1901. It is to be known as ths
Pacifio Ocean and International. Expo
sition. Turkey is making military prepara
tions in view of a possible Macedonian
uprising. Bulgaria is also hastily or
ganizing and arming troops.
President McKinley has presented to
Charles A. Schott. chief of the comput
ing division of the United States coast
and geodetic survey, the prize recently
conferred upon him by the Academy of
Mrs. Cordelia Botkin, found guilty
by a San Francisco court of the murder
of Mrs. John P. Dunning, has been
sentenced to prison for life, the judge
refusing a new trial. The case will be
The commission to investigate the
conduct of the war is devoting all of its
energies to closing up its report. The
rough draft is practically completed,
and copies are being made of the docu
ment, so far as it is ready.
It is said administration officials are
urging the president to endeavor to en
list the services of Aguinaldo in the
settlement of the Philippine question,
as he has the services of General Go
mez in the pacification of Cuba.
Lord Charles Beresford, the distin
guished British naval officer and states
man will arrive in San Francisco on
the Japanese steamer American Maru,
due on February 11, and the chamber
of commerce is arranging for a public
reception to the Englishman.
The situation at the mining camp of
Independence, 18 miles from Aspen,
Colo., is critical in the extreme. Star
vation stares the inhabitants of the
town in the face. Provisions and fuel
Btipplies are nearly exhausted. Wood
that had been cut and piled for winter
use lies buried under many feet of
snow, and cannot be reached. Roads
leading to Aspen, the only source of
supply for Independence, are impassa
ble. Snowslides are so frequent be
tween Aspen and Independence that it
is almost suicidal to venture on the
General Sheridan has compleeted ar
rangements to send the third expedi
tion of troops to the Philippines. It
will consist of 16 companies, taken
from the 12th and 17th infantry regi
ments. A dispatch from Cokeville, Wyo.,
says a snowslide a mile long occurred,
burying several men and teams. All
the men were takeu out alive with the
exception of Burt Handy,, who war
dead when found.
CLASH OF ARMS
Serious Fighting Be
THE FILIPINO LOSS IS LARGE
Twenty American Soldiers Killed, and
175 Wounded Enemy's Iioss Runs
- Into the Thousands News of the
Battle Confirmed by General Otis.
Manila, Feb 7. The long-expected
rupture between the Amerioans and the
Filipinos has come at last. The former
are now engaged in solving the Philip
pine problem with the utmost expedi
'. he clash came at 8:40 yesterday
evening, when three daring Jnlipinos
darted past the Nebraska regiments at
Santa Mesa, but retired when chal
lenged. They repeated the experiment
without drawing the sentries' fire, but
at the third time Corporal Gieeley
challenged the Filipinos and then fired.
killing one of them and wounding an
other. Almost immediately afterward
the Filipinos' line from Caloean to
Santa Mesa commenced a fusilade
which was ineffectual.
The Nebraska, Montana and North
Dakota outposts replied vigorously , and
held their ground until reinforcements
The Filipinos in the meantime con
centrated at three points, Caloean, Ga
galangin and Santa Mesa.
At about 1 o'clock the Filipinos
opened a hot fire from all three places
simultaneously. This was supplement
ed by the fire of the two seige guns at
Balik-Balik and by advancing their
skirmishers from Paoo and Pandacan
The Americans responded with a ter
rific- fire, but owing to the darkness
they were unable to determine its effect.
The Dtah light artillery finally suc
ceeded in silencing the native battery.
The Third artillery also did eood work
on the extreme left. The engagement
lasted over an hour.
The Dnited States cruiser Charleston
and the gunboat Concord, stationed off
Malabon, opened fire from their second
ary batteries on the Filipinos position
at Caloean and kept it up vigorously.
At 2:45 there was another fusilade
along the entire line and the Dnited
States sea-going double-turreted moni
tor Monadnock opened fire on the ene
my from off Malate.
With daylight the Amerioans ad
vanced. The California and Washing
ton regiments made a splendid charge
and drove the Filipinos from the works
at Paoo and Santa Mesa. The Nebraska
regiment also distinguished itself, cap
turing several prisoners and one How
itzer, and a very strong position at the
reservoir, which is connected with the
The Kansas and Dakota regiments
compelled the enemy's right flank to
retire to Caloean.
There was intermittent firing at va
rious points all day long.
The American losses are estimated
at 20 men killed and 125 wounded.
The Igorotes, armed with bows and
arrows, made a determined stand in
the face of a hot artillery fire, and let
many dead on the field.
Several attempts were made in this
city yesterday evening to assassinate
Confirmed by Otis.
The following dispatch from Gen.
Otis confirms the news of the fighting:
'Manila, Feb. 7. To Adjutant-Gen
eral, Washington, D. C: Saturday
the insurgents opened attack on our
outer lines at 8:45, repeated attack sev
eral times during the night. At 4
o'olook this morning entire foroe was
engaged, and all attacks repulsed; at
daybreak advanced against insurgents,
and have driven them beyond lines
they formerly occupied, capturing sev
eral villages and their defense works;
insurgents' loss in dead and wounded
large; our own casualties thus far esti
mated at 175, very few fatal."
A dispatch to the London Post says:
Many of the insurgents were driven
into the Pasig river and drowned. Sev
eral hundred were taken prisoners.
In a subsequent telegram the follow
ing statements are made: Last night's
and today's engagements have proveda
veritable slaughter for the Filipinos,
their killed being reported as amount
ing to thousands.
To Crush the Kevolt.
Washington, Feb. 7. Instructions
will be sent to Major-General Otis to
morrow, directing him to follow up his
Victory over the insurgents and to crush
the power of Aguinaldo in the Philip
pines, " "- -
suit, bmtlto asttv AlTtft.
MONUMENT TO MAINE HEROES.
Resolution Adopted by the
House of Congress.
Washington, Feb. 6. In the senate
the president pro tempore presented a
memorial from the Chamber of Com
merce of New York, urging ratification
of tbo peace treaty. ' Hale, chairman
of the naval affairs committee, favora
bly reported the following joint resolu
tion, and it was adopted: -
"The secretary of the navy is hereby
authorized to have erected in Colon
cemetery at Havana, Cuba, a suitable
granite monument to the memory of
the sailors and marines who ' lost their
lives by the destruction of the Maine,
and whose remains are buried in that
cemetery, and to suitably inscribe and
enclose such monument, and the sum
of $10,000 is appropriated for that pur
Harris offered the following resolu
tion, which he asked might lie on the
"That the Dnited States hereby dis
claims any intention or purpose to ex
ercise permanent sovereignty, jurisdic
tion or control over the Philippines
and assert their determination when a
stable and independent government
shall have been erected therein, en
titled to recognition as such, to trans
fer to such government upon terms
which shall be reasonable and just all
rights secured under the cession by
Spam, and to t her upon leave the gov
ernment and control of the islands to
their people. "
In accordance with previous notice,
Money began the discussion of .expan
sion, speaking in opposition to taking
the Philippines. Money conoluded at
2 o'clock, and Daniel then addressed
the senate on the same subject.
Opposition to Test Tote
Washington, Feb. 6. The contro
versy in the senate ovei the vote upon
the various resolutions interpretative
of the peace treaty took an acute turn
late today. The opposition to a vote
first came from the . friends of the
treaty, who held to the theory that it
could be ratified without compromise.
Those who apparently were then will
ing that a vote should be taken today
held an opposite view, and absolutely
refuse to agree to a time for taking a
The contest occurred in the execu
tive session, which did not occur unti
a quarter after 5- o'clock.- xhe next
hour and a quater was spent in a vain
endeavor on one side to get an agree
ment to a date for a vote upon the
resolutions, and on the other in a more
successful effort to bring the day's ses
sion to a oiose without allowing any
thing to be accomplished in that di
After a general debate on the subject
the senate adjourned.
DYEA AND SKAGWAY.
They May Be Ceded to the Dominion of
Canada by Treaty.
Washington, Feb. 6. If the report
of their subcommittee is adopted, as
seems possible if not probable, a slice
of Alaska territory, embracing the en
trance to the Klondike, may be ceded
to Great Britain in treaty to be adopt
ed by the Anglo-American commission.
ine suDoommittee 8 report, it is
said, comes dangerously near to putting
Skagway and Dyea under British con
trol, leaving to the Americans, bow
ever, the control of the headwaters of
the Lynn canal, by which both of
these supply towns are reached.
To Kill All Foreigners.
San Francisco, Feb. 6. In the sto
ries of the murders of missionaries and
foreign residents recently in China, de
tails of a particularly barbarous affair
at Chongan Chiang, involving the life
of an Englishman named Fleming, and
Evangelist Pan, have been wanting
J. R. Adams, of the Chinese inland
mission, visited the scene of : the mur
ders, and tells of a shocking condition
of affairs, in the North China Daily
News. He ascertained that the people
of Chongan had determined to take the
life of every foreigner in the place, and
when Mr. Fleming set foot in the town
he was a doomed man. At least 200
people witnessed the murder from the
opposite side of the river. Evangelist
Pan was suddenly and quickly out
down. Mr. Fleming dismounted from
his mule to go to his assistance, but
he, too, was attacked and slain after a
A Court of Inquiry Probable.
Washington, Feb. 6. Indications
are that a court of inquiry will be or
dered to investigate and report upon
the truth or falsity of statements al
leged to have been made by General
Miles, in which the quality of beel
furnished the troops during the late
war was brought in question.
Deadly Work of a Train.
Pittsburg, Feb. 6. A two-horse
wagon on which five men and a young
woman were riding, was struck today
by a Baltimore & Ohio freight train
afRiverton station. Four men were
killed and the other man and the young
woman so badly injured that they will
Hepburn's Canal Bill.
Washington, Feb. 6. The house
committee on interstate and foreign
commerce today directed a favorable
report on the Hepburn Nicaragua canal
bill, with amendments, as a substitute
for the Morgan bill, passed by the sen
Washington, Feb. 6. The Buffalo
arrived at Manila today, having made
record-breaking run from New York
to Manila in 64 days. She has on
board about 700 sailors to relieve the
men in Dewey's fleet. She will be
used as a regular transport for men and
naval stores, making regular trips be
tween Manila and San Francisco.
It is calculated that the men of Great
Britain spend at least $25,000,000
every year on silk hats.
Initiative and Referendum Passes the
Senate Convicts to Be Worked
on Marion County Roads.
Eight bills were passed in the Oregon
senate last Wednesday and two were
recommittted for amendment.
Four of the bills passeu were to
amend the charter of Lakeview, Can
yon City, Seaside and Hilsboro.
Looney's bill to provide for working
state convicts on about 125 miles of
Marion county roads, between state in
stitutions, and appropriating $3,500
for superintendence and buying tools,
passed by a vote of 127 to 7.
The bill to make a person who vol
untarily charges a crime against an
other before a justice of peace or grand
jury pay the costs in case the prosecu
tion prove malicious or frivolous finally
passed, as did a bill to prevent swine
running at large in Sherman county,
and a bill to reduce the salaries of
Washington county officers. .
In the House.
The reconsideration of the Woodburn
charter bill was the occasion for an
other spirited forensic battle at the ses
sion of the bouse Wednesday. The
bill, however, passed by a vote of 85
to 15; absent, 10. A motion to recon
sider the vote by whioh the bill was de
feated January 27 passed unanimously.
Other bills passed were: To amend
the charter of Arlington; to incorporate
Medford; to fix the compensation of
the assessor of Jackson county at $1,900
per annum in lieu of per diem; to
create a separate board of county com
missioners for Clatsop county.
The following bills were introduced:
To amend the charter of Medford; to
incorporate Enterprise; to repeal the
let providing for the payment of street
and sewer assessments in installments.
The resolution for an initiative and
referndum amendment to the constitu
tion passed the senate last Thursday,
having previously passed the house,
nd is ready for submission to the next
The American Bar Association's codi
fication of laws relating to negotiable
paper passed both houses. The Curtis
bill limiting the'number and salaries
of professors in the state university
passed the house after a sharp discus
sion.- - - - .;. .
Hill's pilotage bill, which passed the
house a week ago, was reported by the
senate committee on commerce and
navigation with amendments striking
out a large part of the bill and leaving
it without direct bearing on bar pilot
age and placing the appointment ol
pilot commissioners in the hands of the
governor. The amendments were
adopted, and the bill passed, 21 to 5.
The only change in the present law is
to make river pilotage not compulsory.
In the senate Thursday a resolution
to authorize the exchange of the old
blind institute site for a block adjoin
ing the present site of the blind insti
tute, owned by J. H. Albert, was the
special order, and, after a vote carry
ing the resolution was nearly complet
ed, it was recommended on a state
ment from Selling that he had just
heard something about it that needed
The following bills were, passed:
To constitute the county court a board
of equalization for coiyity assessment;
to extirpate Russian and Chinese
thistles; to appropriate $4,000 for ths
Oregon Historical Society.
In the House.
The greater portion of the forenoon
session of the house Thursday was
given up to hearing reports of standing
committees. In addition to this, two
bills were passed and eight new bills
The bills passed were those by Cur
tis, amending the salmon-fishing laws
passed at the special session so as to
conform with the regulations agreed
upon by the joint fisheries committee,
and by Myers, to apply to the military
fund of the state all moneys that may
be teceived from the government for
transportation and equipment of the
Second Oregon volunteers.
Other bills passed were: To require
that all claims against the state other
than salaries and liabilities established
by law, be incorporated into separate
appropriation acts; to abolish the ex
pensive practice of copying assessment
rolls for the state and to provide for
transmission to the secretary of state
summaries only; to provide for the re
organization of the state militia; to re
store to the military fund of the state
$8,897.68 expended in the suppression
of liots by the state militia at Astoria
and Roseburg during 1896; authorizing
the supreme court to employ clerical
aid and appropriating $7,200 therefor;
to codify the laws relating to negotia
ble instruments; to prohibit false label
ing of Oregon productsapplying es
pecially to salmon and Oregon fruits.
Reapportionment Bill Approved.
In the Oregon Benate Friday, Sena
tors Smith, of Baker, and Dufur pre
sented explanations of their position
with referenece to the reapportionment
act, which was approved by the gover
nor while they were speaking. Both
opposed the double districting feature
of the law.
The following bills were passed: To
authorize county courts to permit oon-
etiuction of logging roads along public
highways; to prevent the unauthorized
use of trademarks.
District Attorney Bill Remitted.
In the Oregon house Friday the ju
diciary committee asked to amend the
bill by substituting 1900 for 1902,
claiming the 'figures were placed in
the bill as the result of a clerical error.
The following bills were passed: To
define the duties of administration in
payment of claims, and declare the or
der of propriety of claims; to give farm
laborers a lien upon farm products for
labor perormed; to protect salmon in
Alesea bay and streams emptying into
it. and fixing the olose season:
DISTRICT ATTORNEY BILL.
It Passed the Oregon House
In the Oregon house Monday the dis
trict attorney salary bill was passed
after amendment by the judiciary com
mittee, by almost a unanimous vote,
The bill as passed fixes salaries as fol
lows: First district, $3,000; second
district, $4,000; third district, $5,500
fourth district, $7,600; fifth district
$4,000; sixth district, $3,000; seventh
district, $3,000; eighth district, $3,500
ninth district, $3,000.
Flagg's bill to require all executions
to be held at the state prison andcon
ducted by the superintendent- of the
penitentiary was the first defeated, re
ceiving only 29 votes, but upon recon
sideration of the vote and a speech by
the author later in the day it was
passed by a vote of 36.
Blackaby'a bill to empower county
courts and olerks of .school districts to
sell propertv and bid in for taxes was
passed by 43 votes.
- Other bills passed were: To lira
appeals to the supreme court in money
actions to amounts involving $200 or
more, and to give street railway com
panies the right of eminent domain; to
amend the code relative to new trials
so as to nullify the plea of former' jeop
ardy and to require street railway com
panies to provide cars with vestibules
from Ootobei 1 to April 1; to prohibit
the adulteration ol candy; to require
the Oregon Railroad & Navigation
Company to fence its traoks between
Portland and Huntington; to prohibit
persons from running push cars or
hand cars on railroad tracks without
the consent of the railway officials; to
appropriate $15,000 for bridging the
south fork of the Nehalem river. This
bill came up on a reconsideration of
the vote by which it was defeated Feb
ruary 2, when it received only 80 rotes,
The motion to reconsider carried by 82
votes and then the bill was passed by a
vote of 33.
Grace's bill to extend the time in
whioh a laborer's lien may be fi'ed
from 30 to 60 days and contractors
from 60 to 90 days was defeated, aa
was also Stillman's bill to repeal sec
tion 1890 of the code, providing for the
observance of Sunday.
At the night session the following
bills were passed: To regulate travel
over county bridges; to repeal the act
of 1891 prohibiting driving or herding
livestock along public highways; to fix
the salaries of county treasurers so as
to increase the salary of' the Tillamook
county trettfe'Sror from $250 te $550; to
fix the salary of ihe sheriff of Lincoln
county at $1,800 and salary of clerk of
county court at $1,250; to require the
signatures of householders to petitions
for saloon licenses instead of the sig
natures of legal votes as under the
present law; to piohibit the sale of li
quor in private boxes or booths of res
taurants; to amend the liquor laws so
as to require a license foi the sale of
any quantity, whether more than a
gallon or less.
Moody's bill to regulate the practice
of horseshoeing in counties of 50,000
population and over and creating
board of examiners to be appointed by
the governor was snowed under by 80
negative votes aa against only 22
The Oregon senate Monday passed
unanimously Josephi's bill to make the
cost of the maintenance of insane per
sons chargeable against their estates in
certain cases, and to provide for the
transportation of insane patients to the
asylum in charge of trained nursei
from the asylum.
Other bills passed were as follows:
Charter of Dalles City (The Dalles); to
amend the charter of the town of Du
fur, to amend the law relating to ten
ancy in common, and abolishing joint
tenancy; by request, to give. preference
to honorably discharged soldiers and
sailors in all public employment; to
amend the law so as to make records of
official court reporters piima facie evi
dence, and to authorize the settling
and signing of bills of exceptions by
snocessors of the trial judge; to require
Multnomah county to take the city of
Portland's lease of the steel bridge; to
amend the oharter of Lebanon.
The Washington Legislature Favoring
the Normal Schools.
The 'Washington- house appropria
tion committee has increased the
Cheney normal school appropriation
from $25,000 to $31,000. and Ellens
burg from $25,000 to $45,000.
In the house Monday bills introduced
were: For the publication of notices
by posting in counties of from the 10th
to the 29th class; for the relief of Mrs.
J. H. Stahl; relating to the sufficiency
and justification of bail on bonds;
amending the constitution by permit
ting women to vote on a constitutional
amendment, granting suffrage to wo
men; relating to dyke districts.
During the afternoon session of the
house Mr. Englebert occupied"-the
chair. Speaker Guie received a tele
phone message announcing that the
Paris treaty had been ratified by the
Dnited States senate. The announce
ment was greeted with hearty applause
by the house.
Delayed by Trains.
Only 21 out of 34 senators were pres
ent when the senate oonvened Monday.
Senator Wooding is sick with grip at
Seattle, and all of the east of-the-mountain
senators were detained by
trains being late.
Bills introduced were: Prohibiting
the organization of corporations until
all bills and claims are paid; amend
ing the revenue law by making person
al property taxes delinquent on 80
days' notice being given; permitting
acceptance of taxes on any part of a
parcel of land with reference to taxes
due on other parts of same property;
house bill, providing for the building of
ferries to be ope'rataed on lakes as well
as streams was re-referred, because of
objection to the condemnation lights
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PARIS PEACE TREATY
Ratified by the Senate by a
Majority of Three.
ADOPTED WITHOUT AMENDMENT "
Effect of the Outbreak In the Philip,
pines Made Apparent Before
' Vote Was Taken.
Washington, Feb. 8. Betore the
senate convened today the leaders on
both sides manifested great anxiety, .
and all seemed to be very much in
doubt as to the final result, ratification
or rejection seeming to depend upon
several doubtful votes. It was known
Saturday that the treaty could muster,
but 58 votes. Leaders of the opposi
tion to the treaty were standing as firm
After the senate went into executive
session it was reported that MoLaurin
and McEneiy had come over for the
treaty, giving the necessary two-thirds.
. At the conclusion of the discussion
on the subject, Davis moved an execu
tive session, and at 2:15 P. M. the sen
ato went into executive session for final
consideration of the peace treaty.
McEneiy offered a resolution declar
ing that by ratification of the treaty it
is not intended to make citizens of the
inhabitants of the Philippines nor to
annex the islands permanently, but to
hold them until the islands are pre
pared for self-government.
At 8:05 the bells rung for a vote on
the amendment to the treaty. The
amendment was to make the Philippine
article of the treaty like that relating
to Cuba. The amendment was defeat
ed, and the vote was then taken on the
treaty. The vote in detail follows:
Yeas Aldrich, Allen, Allison, Baker,
Burrows, Butler, Carter, Chandler,
Clark, Clay, Cullom, Davis, Deboe,
Elkins, Fairbanks, Faulkner, Frye,
Gallinger, Gear, Gray, Hanna, Hans
borough, Harris, Hawley, Jones (Nev
ada), Kenny, Kyle, Lindsay, Lodge,
MoBride, MoEnery, McLaurin, McMil
lin, Mantle, Mason, Morgan, Nelson,
Penrose, Perkins. Pettus, Piatt (Con
necticut). Piatt (New York), Pritehard,
Quay, - Ross, Sewell, Sboup, Simon,
Spooner, Stewart, Sullivan, Teller,
Thurston, Warren, Wellington, Wol
cott57. . - . '
Niiys Bacon. Bate. Berry. Cafferr.
CiiHtfcn, Ccckrell, Daniel, ML? f."
Hale, Heitielt, iioar, Jones (Arkansas),
Mai lory, Martin, Mills, Mitchell,
Money, Murphy, Pasco, Pettigrew,
Rawlins. Roaoh, Smith, Tillman, Tur-
ley, Turner, Vest 27.
Absent, paired, Cannon and Wilson
for, with White againat, and Proctor
and Wetmore for, with Turpie against.
THE NATION'S DEAD.
List of the Killed in the Manila En.
Manila, Feb. 8. The casualties ol
Saturday night and Sunday were as
follows: Fourteenth infantry. Cor
porals B. Soden and Henry F. Thomp
son, Privates Jesse A. Hale, Maurice
L. Seeman, Louis Y. Dietz, James
Harveymight, Charles W. Douglas,
Frank H. Issinghausen, Charles A,
Seitz, Alphonso Bonner and Peter N.
Sixth artillery Private W. A. Good
First Idaho Major Ed McConville,
Corporal Frank B. Calwerel, Private
First California Privates J. J. De-
war, Tom Bryan and Joseph Maher. .
First Washington Corporal George
W. McGowan, Privates Ralph Sim
monds, George B. Reicbart, Frank
Smith, Mattias , Cherry, Sherman
Harding, Edward H. Perry, Walter N.
Hanson and Arnold H. Moyokel.
First South Dakota Privates Hor-
McCraken, killed; Fred E.
killed; William Z. Lewis,
Montana Corporal Hayes,
probably killed; Private John
head wounded, probably
First Colorado Ed. White, missing.
supposed to be drowned; Elmer F.
Died ol wounds: Lieutenant James
W. Mitchell, Fourteenth infantry;
Private George W. Ball, First Idaho;
Colonel William C. Smith, First Ten
nessee, died of appoplexy at the head
of his command on the firing line.
ENEMY'S ENORMOUS LOSS.
Two Thousand Dead and 3,500 Wound
ed at Manila.
Manila, Feb. 8. Careful estimates
places the Filipino losses up to date at
2,000 dead; 3,500 wounded and 5,000
The Vakiraa Volunteers.
Tacoma, Wash., Feb. 8. A North
Yakima special to the Ledger says:
Three of the Yakima boys are among
the slain at Manila: Matt Cherry is
the son of a well-known farmer of Se
lah valley. George Reichart is of a
German family located on Nob Hill,
and the third is not known locally. He
probably was enlisted in Tacoma.
Frank Smith was of company I. of
Oregon Troops Engaged.
Manila, Feb. 8. The Oregon regi
ment participated in a sharp engage
ment with the insurgents late yesterday
afternoon, but drove the enemy back
without losing a man.
Drryfus Coming Back.
Paris, Feb. 8. A dispatch to the
Patrie, from Cayenne.capital of French
Guiana, says that orders have been re.
oeived there for the return of Dreyfua
to France, with the statement that a,
vessel has been Bent to bring him.