Union gazette. (Corvallis, Benton County, Or.) 1899-1900, February 17, 1899, Image 1

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NO. 34.
Epitome of the Telegraphic
News of the World.
An Interesting Collection of Items Front
the Two Hemispheres Presented
In n Condensed form.
There seems to be an idea in Paria
that Japan will make trouble for the
United States by surreptitiously aiding
the Filipinos. '
Many of the recently disbanded Cali
fornia volunteers are enlisting in the
regular army, being desirous of going
to the Philippines.
The controller of the currency has is
sued a call for reports of the condition
of all national banks at ' the close of
business February 4.
It is reported that the executive com
mittee of the Cuban assembly willl call
Gomez to account for accepting the
proposition from this government rela
tive to disbanding the Cuban army.
A freight train on the O. R. & N.
was wafhoA naar fVirlintt Or H
running into a landslide. The fire-,
man and a tramp were injured.
Fifteen cars were piled up in a heap.
Duke d'Arcos, formerly Spanish
minister to Mexico is likely to be legis
lated by the Madrid government as its
minister to Washington to exchange
the ratifications -of the treaty of peace.
Wolff & Zwicker, the Portland ship-
builders, propose to build a floating
'dry-dock capable of raising a 6,000-ton
vessel, providing the state of Oregon
or the oity of Portland will guarantee.!
bonds to the amount of f 250,000.
It is reported from Washington tba't
the war investigating committee will
severely criticise General Miles on his
conduct during the late war with Spain.
The committee will report that Miles'
statement about chemically . prepared
beef is not sustained by any evidence
before the committee. ; ;
Four happy ' Dawson i tea passed
through Skagway recently with a can
vas sack of Yukon gold that weighed
100 pounds dead weight, and which
came from French gulch diggings on
Eldorado creek. They are all Canadian
citizens and first came to Alaska dur
ing the popular Klondike rush of De-
cember, 1897. , . .;.Tr-,-...:
arrived at San Franoisco, brings infor
mation from Honolulu that it has been
definitely determined that the wreck
on the Kahala coast was the four-masted
steamer Nomad, Captain McAllep,
which sailed from Shanghai for Puget
'sound in- ballast 10 months ago. The
vessel.was a new one, and belonged to
Hall Bros., of San Francisco. Captain
McAllep was accompanied on the trip
by his wife, daughter and three sons.
All are undoubtedly lost. '
The battleship Iowa has arrived at
San Francisco. It is expected she will
be sent to Manila with supplies for
Levey. v
' The American losses in killed and
wounded in the recent battle at Ma
nila, is officially given at 250, and the
losses of the insurgents at 4,000.
Gen. Gomez will arrive in Havana
in a few days, where he will meet Sen
ator Proctor, and aid in carrying out
his promise to disband the Cuban
In the New York assembly a resolu
tion urging. the unseating of Congressman-elect
Roberts, because of his iden
tification with polygamy, was adopted
by a viva voce vote.
The government forces defeated and
captured the Colorados, who recently
revolted against: Senor Cuestes, the
provisional president of Uruguay.
Tranquility is now restored.
Agonc'.llo, the representative of the
to-called Filipino government, and who
left this country for Canada, upon hear
ing of the ouUireak at Manila is being
o!osely watched by secret, service de
tectives. Agonoillo was, in Montreal
at last reports.
Mrs. Botkin's attorneys have given
notioe of an appeal from the conviotion
and sentence of lite imprisonment re
cently passed upon her. Judge Carroll
Cook allowed 10 days' stay of execu
tion, and 20 days in which to prepare
a bill of exceptions.
President McKinley has pronounced
sentence on Gen. Eagan, recently tried
by court-martial. The sentence was
dismissal from the army, but the presi
dent commuted this to suspension for
six years, which covers the time prior
to Eagan 's retirement in 1905.
The steamers Justin and Celtic, now
at Mare island, are being overhauled,
and in a few days will be Teady to sail
for the Philippines, following the sup
ply vessel Centennial, which left on
the 6th. The Justin will .cany coal
for the fleet and the Celtic frozen meat.
Rear Admiral Dewey has captured
another schooner from Hong Kong load
ed with arms and ammunition intended
for the insurgents in the Philippines.
It is reported that the German consul
, at Hong Kong was concerned in the
procuring and dispatch of the arms to
the islands.
Minor Mews Items.
The town of Stilesboro, Ga., was
nearly wiped out of existence recently
by a tornado. No lives were lost, but
several people were injured. -
There is trouble is sight for all the
Chinese in the United States, resulting
from the total diaappeaiance of Chinese
who were admitted to the country in
order to take part in the trans-Mississippi
exposition. Inspector James
Stone, of the government set vice, is in
vestigating the situation. ,
Gen. Brooke cables from Havana an
nouncing the death of Captain Oliver
Perry Smith, commissary, from acute
Ben Graves, Alexander Clark and
Will Johnson, Collins (O inty farmers,
were frozen to death a urday night
near Dallas Tex.
The senate has passed a bill creating
the office of admiral of the navv.
Rear-Admiral Dewey, it is understood,
will be named for the position.
On Monday an ocean liner in dis
tress was sighted off Dread ledge, in
Swampscott bay, Mass. The life-saying
crew could not reach her on ac
count of the ice J
The outbreak at Manila has enliven
ed business atthe United States re'
cruiting office in Portland?" Nineteen
more men mustered out of the Eighth
California were enlisted last week. -"
The senate has confirmed the nomi
nation, of C. J. Bell, assistant secre
tary of the treasury, am 4hat of Lieutenant-Colonel
F. M. Coxe, to be as
sistant paymaster-general of the army.
The army and navy captured Ho Ho,
the second oity of impoitance in the
Philippines Saturday, without the
loss of an American soldier. The Pet
rel and Baltimore shelled the city,
which forced the insurgents to evacu
ate. Otis wires the war department a list
of deaths in his oomrqand since Febru
ary 4, not including those of men killed
in action. They number nine. Among
the names appear those of Private Dan
iel Kyger and ' W. Cbopwood. First
Washington, and Michael P. Crowley,
Second Oregon. .
Speaker Reed was not at the capitol
Monday, and Sunt word he thought it
advisable to adjourn on account of the
storm. Less than a hundred membeia
were present, and those who braved
the storm refused to adjourn, and went
on with consideration of the sundry
civil appropriation bill.
There is reported a serious hitch in
the work of the Anglo-American com
mission. The obstacle is said to be a
demand made by the Canadian com
mission for the cession of the town of
Skagway, Alaska. The American com
missionfers bave definitely refused to
ceded that gateway to the Yukon.
Terrible blizzards .'swept over the
South, East and Middle West Sunday
and Monday. The winds went so high
on the Atlantic seaboard that ocean
steamships were storm-bound in, the
harbors. Nine big Atlantic liners due
at New York Saturday had not put in
their . appearance Monday. ' Intense
cold accompanied the storm and much
suffering is .reported. ; The cold wave
extends from the Atlantic to Western
Texas ;' ;..-'
The Spanish government has decided
not to sell the Caroline islands.
The secretary of war has given orders
for the mustering out of the Third regi
ment of. immunes, now stationed at
Santiago and vicinity.
The fortifications appropriation bill,
as it will be recommended by the com
mittee, cariiea $4,744,798, as against
estimates of $12,151,198.
It is said the administration will
uphold Chief Justice Chambers, at
Apia, in his selection of Malietoa Tan
ns as king of the Samoan islands.
The secretary of " war reports that
sickness in some of the American regi
ments in the Philippines is high as 17
per cent, but the average is about 10
per cent. - '-
The leport of the war investigating
commission is in the hands of the pres
ident, and the commission is dissolved.
During the investigation 600 witnesses
were examined. ,
Many accounts of deaths from freez
ing are reported from the East. At
Bloomington, lnd., J. W. Hinkle, who
has served several terms as sheriff, was
frozen to death while going to his
home; Near Dayton, O., Martin Duffin
ger suffered a like fate while feeding
his hogs. : .
The Filipino junta at Hong Kong
has issued a statement in whioh it is
claimed that the American soldiers
precipitated the recent battle at Ma
nila, and that the bombardment of the
towns of Malate, Paco, Santa Ana and
Malabon caused the slaughter of 4,000
women and children.
A contract has been let for two 12,-000-ton
steamships for the Paoifio Mail
steamship Co. They will be the larg
est so far built at an American ship
yard, their dimensions being greater
than those of the American liners St.
Louis and St. Paul. They are to ply
between San Francisco and China.
The supreme military court, of
Spain, which has had nnder considera
tion the loss of the Spanish squadron
at Santiago de Cnba on July 3 last, has
decided to prosecute, in connection
with the disaster, Admiral Cervera and
Commandant Emilio Diaz de Moreu,
ex-captain - of the destroyed cruiser
Cristobal Colon.
Chinese rebels are raiding Christian
churches and driving out missionaries.
At Chang Yang and Liechnan the Ro
man. Catholic chapels have been burned
and the houses of the native church
members have been destroyed. Several
hundred children under the care of the
Roman Catholics, aie said to have
been drowned by the raiders near
Kueifu. j
A fatal head-end collision occurred
at Imlay City, Mich., on the Chicago
& Grand Trunk railroad, in which four
persons were killed and seven were in
jured. '. R. C. Judson, industrial agent of
the O. R. & N., returned from Buffalo
Hump, Idaho, confirms the news of a
wonderfully rick strike on the Cracker
Jack claim, owned by Rofna Hawley,
Flint & Co. The assays are the high
est ever seen in that country, running
$2,309.55 in gold and $40.35 in silver.
SALEM legislature:
Che 'Bill to Fix Interest on Loam From
School Fund Recommitted The
State Fair Appropriation.
In the Oregon senate Wednesday the
vote was reconsidered by which the bill
to reduce interest on loans from the
state school fund was passed Tuesday
jn order that the rate might be fixed
absolutely at 6 per cent, the bill as
passed authorizing 8 per cent if it could
be obtained. It was deemed an objec
tion to leave the matter open to pos
sible brokerage arrangements. The
bill wasgecommitted for amendment.
Duful.Vbill to extend the privileges
of the Soldeirs' Home to the wives and
widows of, old soldiers was lost, receiv
ing on six' votes. .
"TEe"T67IowTiifbilTs were passed: To
reduce the salary of the Wasco county
judge to $800 and that of the treasurer
to $600; to do away with the necessity
of personal service or posting notice in
case of attachment of real property; to
create the office of recorder of convey
ances for Polk county at a salary of
$1,000 per year; to provide the man
ner of releasing sureties who may be
come dissatisfied with 'their risk; to
provide that surety companies may sign
bonds; to cure defects in certain deeds
and judicial sales; to amend the law
id as to retsrict credits to the sheriff
n the tax list charged against him.
State Fair Appropriation Knocked .Out.
The Wednesday forenoon session of
the house was devoted largely to reports
of committees and first reading of bills.
Twenty-seven committees made reports
and 58 bills were reported on. " . "
The principal business to occupy the
time of the house in the afternoon was
the consideration of the general appro
priation bill. The-house went into
committee of the whole and the various
items were taken up one at a time.
The most important item ' knocked out
was the state fair appropriation, by a
vote of 29 to 20.
Other bills passed were: To pro
hibit the manufacture and sale of adul
terated commercial fertilizers; to
authorize county courts to levy a spe
cial tax of 10 mills and a road poll tax
of $2 for the road fund; to prohibit the
sale of deer and deer hides from August
1 to December 1; to give laborers in
mines and supply agents furnishing
supplies a lien on mining property for
claims; to change the time of court
terms in the second district; to fix sal
aries of county judges and to place the
clerk of the supreme court upon a sal
ary of $3,000 and give him two depu
ties at $75 and $50 per month respec
tively. In the Oregon senate Thursday,
Harmon's registration . bill was passed
by unanimous vote. The merits of
the bill were discussed at length on
Mitchell's motion to recommit which
finally received only his own vote. In
debate the expressions were generally
unfavorable to the Hill bill, which
passed the house a few days ago by a
decisi ve vote.
The pure food bill passed the senate
hf a unanimous -vote. There was no
objection to the main feature of the
bill, but a slight amendment was
made so as to exempt from making an
nual reports persons selling less than
25 pounds of butter weekly; specifying
the number and the pay of employes
of the legislature, including committee
clerks, was passed without discussion,
only six voting against it.
Other bills passed were to incor
porate Eugens, Carleton, Burns, Prine
ville and Can by, the two last named
being house bills.
Daly School law.
Two important measures came before
the Oregon senate Friday, and neither
reached a vote. Amendments to the
Daly school law were discussed for half
an hour, and the matter being difficult
to understand, in its present form, the
entire bill was ordered printed again
with amendments.
The bill to encourage the use of wide
tire wagons on public roads was passed.
The bill to repeal the section appropri
ating $5,000 for the state fair was dis
cussed half an hour and then made a
special order for Wednesday morning.
The pure linseed-oil bill was lost, 13 to
11; the bill providing for the Torrens
system of registering land titles passed
with only three negative votes; the bill
for an irreducible school fund in Doug
las county passed without question;
the bill to reduce the salaries of the
county clerk, clerk of the circuit court
and recoider in Multnomah county from
$3,500 to $2,500 each was passed.
New bills were introduced as fol-"
lows: To authorize the state school
land board to contract loans now out at
6 per cent interest for the future; to
provide for the appointment of three
supreme court commissioners.
The vote by which Stanley's bill to
regulate the practice of dentistry in
Oregon was defeated Thursday, was re
consideied in the house Friday, and
the bill passed by a vote of 34.
Two other important bills were
passed. One is an amendment to the
mining laws to facilitate the building
of ditches and canals, of special inter
est to mining sections, and the other is
a bill to withdraw certain school lands
from public sale and reduce the inter
est on loans of school funds in con
formity with recommendations of the
governor in a recent message to both
houses of the legislature.
In the house Thursday the following
bills were passed: Senate bill provid
ing for a separate board of county com
missioners for Clackamas county; to
authorize county courts and school dis
tricts to display flags on courthouses
and schoolhonses, to amend the code
relative to the loan of school funds by
redaoing the inte. t rate to 6 per cent,
and providing for foreclosure proceed
ings whenever interest becomes in ar
rears six months; to regulate the bung
ing of sheep from one conntv to another
and directing inspection; . :.-.
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It Was. Temporarily Defeated in the
In the Oregon house Monday the
Daly bill for a text-book commission
failed by three votes to pass, but a, mo
tion for" reconsideration was carried
by a decisive majority, i
The greater part of the day was
taken up in discussion of the bill.
The anti-crimping bill, which was
referred to the Multnomah delegation
last week, was reported back to the
house and referred to the committee on
The afternoon- session was given up
to the consideration of charter bills,
the following being passed: Michel!,
Ljtalles Citv and Moro; Kelly, Browns
ville and - Jbebanon; smitn, Burns;
Howe, Carlton; Proebstel, Weston;
Dufur, Dufur; Fordnry Enterprise. V
Gray secured the passage of a resolu
tion authorizing the secretary of state
to give each member and officer of the
house a copy of the session laws of
1893, and a histoiy of the e:r'y Indian
' The following bills were passed: To
protect salmon in Alsea bay and its
tributaries; to create the office of clerk
of the justice court in cities of 50.000
population or over; to authorize Mult
nomah county to lease the upper deck
of the Oregon Railroad & Navigation
Company's bridge,' to provide for the
sale of tidelands; revision of the laws
relating to negotiable instruments; to
protect salmon in Rogue river; to reor
ganize the state board of horticulture;
to protect salmon in Curry county; to
piovide for the creation of park com
missions in cities of 3,000 population
or over; to require county clerks to ad
minister oaths without charge in pen
sion matters. .
Kuykendall'a bills to provide for
county elections and upon the running
at large of stock, and Cameron's bill to
prohibit the running at large of certain
animals, were defeated.
The house concurred in the senate
(-amendments to the Curtis fish , hatch
ery bill, reducing the amount of the
appropriation from $25,000 to $15,000.
..In the Senate.
In the Orgon senate Monday the bill'
to provide for the reclamation of arid
lands nnder the Carey act; of congress
was passed by a vote of 21 to 8, after
being amended so as to prohibit any
one party from taking moie than 150,
000 acres. - "
The senate committee reported a
substitute for Hawson's house bill for
artesian wells, the substitute appropri
ating $2,000 for an experiment in the
county whioh will ' offer the greatest
money inducement, instead of $42,
000, as provided in the original bill.
- Stillman's bill to withdraw school
lands from sale and place interest on
school-fund loans at 6 per cent, passed
with only two opposing votes. ,:
The sugar-beet bounty bill was re
committed to-Hbe judiciary committee,
for amendments, and the bill to regu-j
late build'ng and loan associations was
indefinitely postponed, because another
bill covered the. same ground.
The bill to appropriate $25,000 for
salmon hatcheries passed by a vote of
17 to 11. '
Not Enough Totes to Pass It Over the
Governor's Veto. ;
In the Washington legislature Mon
day it developed that it would be im
possible to muster enough votes to
pass the capitol building bill over the
governor's veto.
The senate was in session but 15
minutes In the morning and adjourned.
A resolution was adopted, expressing
sympathy for the parents of Sergeant
Miles E. Kyger and Daniel T. Kyger,
jr., of Walla Walla, members of com
pany I, Washington volunteers, who
died recently at Manila.
Bills introduced were: Creating a
state board of tax -commissioners, con
sisting of the auditor, secretary of state
and land commissioner, to assess rail
road property for taxation; providing
that $3 worth of poison be furnished
by the county to each farmer to kil'
ground squirrels.
In the House.
The Washington house held sessions
both morning, and afternoon. At the
morning session. bills, intioduced. wre:
Releasing personal property from ns-
toay, pending appeal; prohibiting
taxing of attorney- fees as costs;
viding for the county licensing of
dlers; providing for the appointm
of a hop inspector; relating to st
school taxes; exempting from taxat
property of religious, charitable d
educational institutions; prescrib
the powers and duties of wreck ml
ters; relating to the disqualification
judges; providing for the foreclosl
of chattel mortgages without suit;
viding for the appointment of an
officio surveyor-general and deput:
relating to assessments for local
The bill empowering colleges to issi
normal diplomas was indefinitely po:
poned after a long debate.
At the afternoon session nine li
over, nine read a second time, and f
sent back to committees.
Bills introduced were: Regulating
fishing industry; making state fish
commissioner ex-officio game warden.
Bills passed wete: Giving cities
power to define and punish vagrancy;
relating to the method of decreasing
the capital stock of corporations; com
pelling railroads to fence rights of way,
and to pay for stock killed; designat
ing the last Friday in ' October as the
date for holding supervisors' elections;
regulating the sale of butter and
cheese; providing for the organization
of diking and ditching districts; giv
ing electric railways the right of emi
nent domain; granting rebates on road
taxes to farmers using wide-tired ve
hicles. A light earthquake was felt at Chilli
cothe, O., and in East Tennessee Monday.
The Olympla Solon, Adjourn to Dine
With Senator-Klect Foster.
Both houses of the Washington legis
lature adjourned from Tuesday evening
until 2 P. M. Wednesday, in order to
give ample time to legislators and
members of the press to participate in
an informal banquet tendered at Ta
coma by Senator-elect -Foster.
In the senate Tuesday resolutions
commending the bravery of Washing
ton troops at Manila were adopted.
The Gray-Mantz election case was
taken out of the hands of the committee
which had been appointed to submit
the matter to the. supreme court, and
the matter will now be practically set
tled by the senate as a whole.
The permanent - school fund invest
ment bill was .amended to permit in
vestment in ' government and state
bonds at par, 3 per cent interest, or in
county, city and school district ' bonds
at 4 per cent. The bill was then or
dered engrossed.
Bills introduced"' were: Allowing
O. M. Hidden $103.50 for drawing
plans for the waterworks for the Van
couver school for defective yonth; com
pelling the serving of notice of action
within 90 days after the filing of com
plaints. At present a complaint may
be filed and while not being served,
any accounts involved do not ontlaw;
appropriating $10,000 for the comple
tion of the state road established in
1887 from Wenatchee via the Methow
river to the mouth of the Twisp river;
allowing cities to advance from one
class to another at a special election
called for that purpose.
. House Routine.
At the opening of the morning ses
sion of the Washington bouse Tuesday
the speaker presented anothei lemon
strance from the citizens of Stevens
county against thesreation of the coun
ty of Ferry;
Bills introduced were: To prohibit
the removal of improvements from
mortgaged property, without the con
sent of the mortgagee; prohibiting the
sale of personal property, title to wnich
has passed by a conditional sale; pre
scribing rates to be charged on sleeping
cars; for the protection of farmers et
al., in the purchase of fertilizers; to
provide for the extens ion of tax rolls
by county auditors; (two bills) to
amend the law relating to the organiza
tion ' and incorporation of municipal
corporations; appropriating $715.63
for the relief of Caotam Harry St.
George; ' prescribing the manner of
using the label of . the typographical
union; appropriating $400 for a fish
way on the Skykomisb river; to enforce
the payment of delinquent taxes on
timber lands before the removal of the
timber; relating to placing poison for
the destruction of wild animals: relat
ing to the bonds of proseouting attor
neys. ;
The honse went into committee of
the whole on house bill 157, submit
ting a constitutional amendment, per
mitting alien ownership of lands, with
Judge Mount in the chair.
When the committee arose it recom
mended that the bill be referred to the
judiciary committee. '
The committee on public buildings
recommended the indefinite postpone
ment of the senate oapitol bill and the
passage of a substitute bill that does not
recognize the award of a contract made
by the old commission to F. H. Goss.
The honse indefinitely postponed the
senate bill, and ordered that the substi
tute bill be printed. - -
It Is Now a Law Without the Signature
of Oregon's Governor.
Governor Geer Tuesday filed the re
apportionment bill with the secretary
of state, letting it become law without
his signature. .
Proebstel's bill to suppress nickel-in-the-slot
machines passed . the senate
Tuesday, alter a short debate. There
was some objection to the bill on the
ground that it wonld not be enforced,
but even these objectors admitted it
would have the effect of discrediting
the machines and driving them into se
clusion. -
Other bills passed were the follow
ing: To make the per diem of county
commissioners $3, except in Douglas,
Lake, . Klamath, Jackson, Yamhill,
Mortgage Bill Passed.
The debate upon the mortgage tax
bill of Whitney, passed in the Oregon
house Tuesday, was at times eloquent
as well as stormy, and although the bill
passed by a decisive majority, the vote
of some of the members was a surprise.
The vote was 39 to 16, absent 5.
Other bills passed were: To make
violation of the peddlers' law a misde
meanor insstead of cause for civil ac
tion, as at present; to amend the law
relative to the sale of property for de
linquent taxes, so as to save labor
and expense of posting notices; to es
tablish a fiscal agency for Oregon in
the state of New York; to regulate the
business of local insurance companies,
by requiring a certain capital and a cer
tain number of policies before engaging
in business; to appropriate $2,000 for
the relef of J, W. Magnes,
merican Flag Floats Over
the Panay Capital.
The Insurgents Fired the Town Before
Evacuating It, But the Flames
Were Extinguished.
Manila, Feb. 15. The United States
gunboat Petrel artyed late last even
ing . with dispateies. from Brigadier
General M. P. Milled to Major-General
Otis, announcf irigjljli Ilo Ilo had been
taken by the combined miltary and
naval forces Saturday morning. .
General Miller, on receipt of his in
structions from Manila, sent native
commissioners ashore from ' the United
States transport -St. Paul, with a com
munication for the rebel governor of
Ilo Ho, calling upon him to surrender
within a time stated, and warned him
not to make a demonstration in the in
The rebels immediately moved their
guns and prepared to defend their po
sition. Thereupon the Petrel fired two
warning guns, and the rebels immedi
ately opened fire upon her.
. The Petrel and the Baltimore then
bombarded the town, which the rebels,
having set on fire, immediately evacu
ated. The American troops . were
promptly landed and extinguished the
fires in all cases of foreign property,
but not before considerable apiage was
It is believed the enemy's loss dur
ing the bombardment was heavy, but
no American casualties are reported.
The Official Report.
Washington, Feb. 15. Shortly be
fore midnight, Adjutant-General Cor
bin made publio the following d'spatoh
from Major-General Otis, reporting the
capture of the town of Ho Ho by the
American forces under General Miller,
on the 11th inst. :
"Manila, Feb. 15. General Millei
reports from lis Ilo that the town was
taken on the 11th inst. and held by
troops. Insurgents were given until
the evening of the 13th to surrender,
but their hostile actions brought on the
engagement during the morning. In
surgents fired the native portion of the
town. But little losses to the property
of the- foreign inabitants. No casual
ties among the troops." .-...'
. A dispatch also came from Admiral
Dewey telling of the capture" of the
city. It was a brief recital of the facts
of the case, but it is said contained sub
stantially the same information as that
sent by General Otis. It was sent to
the navy department, and is expected
to be made public in the morning.
It Extends From the Atlantic to West
ern Texas.
New York, Feb. 15. The fearful
storm which prevailed all day yester
day and last night has increased in vio
lence, and, together with the snow,
which has drifted in many places, has
almost paralyzed traffic. Trains on all
the steam railroads have been delayed
for five hours by the storm. . Nine At
lantic liners due at this port Saturday
have not put in an appearance.
Freight steamers, the voyages of
which are growing uncomfortably long,
are the Eastern Prince, 24 days out
from Shie'ds; Deike Reikmers, 25 days
out from Havre; Salerno, 26 days out
from Newcastle, England, and fhe
Catania, 18 days ont from St. Michaels.
The - Almida, 55 days out from
Shields, has been about given up aa
lost with all on board.
There is no doubt that a large fleet
of steamers baa arrived in the vicinity
of Sandy Hook, and is waiting outside
for the blizzard to pass.
Four Lives Loat.
Marlboro, Mass., Feb. 15. A po
liceman who went to a small house in
the rear of a shoe factory tonight to
investigate a fire found the house full
of smoke, and in a room off the kitchen
four persons lying on a mattress, which
had been placed on the floor, all dead,
and in the kitchen three other per
sons in a state of insensibility.
In the South.
Atlanta, Ga., Feb. 15. The Sontb
is today enveloped in a storm of un
usual severity. From the Gulf north
ward, and from the Atlantio coast to
the western boundary of Texas, a cold
wave has settled heavily on the coun
try, and produced the lowest tempera
ture ever known.
Fifty BeloW in Manitoba,
Washington, Feb. 15. The weather
bureau today issued a special bulletin.
It Bhows that 50 degrees below zero
was recorded at Minnedosa, Manitoba.
The outlook is there will be a marked
though gradual rise in the temperature
east of the Rocky mountains after to
Discredit the Andrea Story.
London. Feb. 15. According to a dis
patch to the Standard from Stockholm,
Nansen and Nordensjold, the explorers,
refuse to credit the story from Krasno
yarsk of the finding, in the province of
Yeniseisk, of the bodies of three men,
eupposed to be of Andree and his com
panions. Rome, Feb. 15. Prince Napoleon
Charles Gregoire Jaoques Philippie
Bonaparte, third son of Prince Lucien
Bonaparte, prince of Canino and ohief
of the older branch of the Bonaparte
family, is dead. He was Horn in Rome
In 1885.
A report comes from Washington
that the subcommittee of the American
members of the joint high commission
will conoede a portion on Lynn canal,
Alaska, to Canada in return for fish"
ing concessions on the Eastern coast.
Town Reduced by Combined Assault of
American Forces.
Manila, Feb. 13. The American
forces at 3:0 this afternoon made a
combined attack upon Colocan and re
duced it in short order. At a signal
from the tower of the de la Lome
church (United States signal station),
the doufale-turreted monitor Monadnock
opened fire from the bay with the, big
guns of her fore turret on the earth
works, with great effect. Soon after
ward the battery bombarded the place
from another position.
The rebels reserved their fire until
the bombardment ceased, when they
fired volleys of musketry aa the Mon
tana regiment advanced on the jnngle.
The Kansas regiment, on the ex
treme left, with the artillery deploying
to the right, charged across the open
and -carried the earthworks, cheering
nnder a heavy fire. - Supported by the
artillery at the church, the troops fur
ther advanced, driving the enemy,
fighting every foot, right into the town
line, and penetrated to the presidency
and lowered the Filipino flag at 6:30
P. M.
The enemy's sharpshooters in . the
jungle on the right fired at long range
on the Pennsylvania regiment, but the
rebels wereoon silenced by sharpnel
sheila and the Pennsylvania remained
in the trenches. As the Americans
advanced they burned the native
honees. The rebels were mowed down
like grass, but the American losses
were slight
Frightened Filipino Eovoys.
San Francisco, Feb. 13. On the
steamer from Yokohama today came
"General" E. Riego de Dios and Senor
M. Rivera, who are Aguinaldo's special
commissoners to Washington. . They
were very much disturbed when told of
the latest developments in the Philip
pines. .
England Wants Warships.
Lima, Peru, via Galveston, Tex.,
Feb. 13. Great Britain, it is reported
here today, has offered to purchase the
Chilian and Argentine warships. Senor
Carlos Walker Martinez, . minister of
the interior, has demanded of the Bo
livian minister, Dr. Emeterie Cano, a
guarantee of the immunity of the lives
and property of the Chilians in Bolivia
during the hostilities between Presi
dent Alonzo of Bolivia and the federal
ists, or insurgents.
President MoKinley's Message to Con
gress Urges Action at This Session.
Washington, Feb. 13. The presi
dent's message on the Pacific cable,
transmitted "tcEoBgteas todayvJa.as JoJb
"A3 a consequence of the ratification
of the treaty of Paris by the senate of
the United States, and its expected
ratifiction by the Spanish government,
the United States will come into pos
session of the Philippine islands, on
the farther shores of the Paoitlc, - the
Hawaiian islands jand Guam being
United States territory, and' forming
convenient stopping places on the way
across the sea,, -and the necessity for
speedy cable communication between
the United States and all the Philip
pine islands has become imperative.
Such communication should be estab
lished in such a way as to be wholly
nnder the control of the United States,
whether in time of - peace or - war.- At
present, the Philippines can be reached
only by cables which pass through
many foreign countries, and the Ha
waiian' island and Guam can only be
communicated with . by steamers,y in
volving delays in each instance of at
least a week. The present conditions
should not be allowed to continue' for a
moment longer than is absolutely .nec
essary. The time has arrived when a
cable in the Pacifio must extend "as far
as Manila, touching at the Hawaiian
islands and Guam on the way. .-
"Under those circumstances, it be- -comes
a paramount necessity that meas
ures should be taken before the olese of
the present congress to provide such
means as may seem suitable for the es
tablishment of a cable system. ' I - rec
ommend the whole subject to the care
ful consideration of congress, and to
such prompt action as may seem ad
visable. ;
Bodies of Andree and Party Probably
Found Discovered by Natives.
Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, Feb. '13. A
gold mine owner named Monastyrschin
has received a letter saying that a trios
of Turgusos, inhabiting the Timir pen
insula. North Siberia, recently ' in
formed the Russian police chief of the
district that on January 7 last, between
Komo and Pit, in the province of Yen
iseisk, they found a cabin constructed
of cloth and cordage, apparently be
longing to a balloon. Close by were
the bodies of three men, the ' head of
one badly "crushed. Around them were
a number of instruments, the - uses ol
whioh were not' understood by tha
. The police chief has started for the
spot to investigate, and it is believed
that the bodies are those of the aero
naut Herr Andree and his companions.
Missouri Fruit Crops Killed. '.
Nevada, Ma, Feb. 13. The peaoa
and apricot crops of Vernon and Cedar
counties are reported killed today. The
loss is estimated at more than $100,
000. The weather ia the coldest known
here in 80 yearB.
Trial Revision Bill Adopted.
Paris, Feb. 13. The trial revision
bill was adopted by a vote of 833 to
233 in the chambei of deputies. ..Lata
this evening there was considerable
ferment in the streets, oaused by the
shouting of the rival parties. - . .
Olatbe, Kan., Feb. 13. Aunf Dicy
Dibbs, aged 80 years, was found frozen
to death in ber home at Shawnee, here
6he had lived alone for years. She had
apparently' hurt herself by a fall -and
was unable to call for help.