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GAZETTE En'tab. Dec, 1862. I Consolidated Feb. 1899.
COEVALLIS, BENTON COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY L'4, 1899.
YOIi. XXXV. NO. 52.
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 graves of the Maine victims at
Havana were decorated witb flowers
on the 15th, the anniversary of the ex
A British syndicate has obtained a
concession from China to build a rail
road from liankau to Canton, along
the coast. -
Col. Miller, who captured Ilo Ilo
without the loss of a man in his com
mand, has been promoted to be briga
dier-general by the president.
The Cunard liner Etrnria and the
cruiser Marblehead narrowly averted a
collision duting a blinding eleet and
snow storm about 70 miles off Sandy
Hook Monday morning.
Representative Stal lings, of Ala
bams, has introduced in the house a
. bill to authorize the president to ap
point General Wheeler a major-general
in the regular aimy. '
, Terrihc weather, is prevailing on
the coast of Jamaica. The winds are
high and the sea is encroaching on the
land. - Coasting vessels have bqen
wrecked, and several hundred acres of
bananas swept away. .
Naval ordnance officers in Washing
ton are elated over the remarkable re
sults secured with the new smokeless
navy powder for large caliber guns in a
test at the Indian Head proving
grounds on the Potomac.
State Entomologist Scott, of Georgia,
says the peach crop has y been utterly
destroyed, and in all probability the
gorwers will be so discouraged that
they will abandon the business. Last
year's crop was valued at 11,000,000.
Ex-Consul Duckert, of Beligum, has
been commissioned to make a tour of
China in the interests of Belg.an man.u-
- faoturers at a salary of $29,000 a year,
The idea of the tour emanated from
King Leopold, who will contribute 8,
000 to the salary.
It is expected that General Otis will
shortly begin an aggressive campaign
111 the Philippines, as the recent battles
- have not subdued the insurgents, as
was expected. The rainy season will
soon set in, when military operations
can not be well carried on, and a deci
eive blow must be given before that
I The torpedo-boat Fox, built by the
Wolff & Zwicker iron works, at Port
land. Or., is the first torpedo-boat in
the world to come up to the require'
ments specineu in the contract upon
hex first official trial. For two consec
utive hours in her first trial she main
tained an average speed of 23) knots,
her engines turning at a rate of 381.4
revolutions per minute, which exceeds
the requirements by 11.4 turns.
President Zelava has issued a decree
- declaring tho republic ol Nicaragua to
bo in a state of Beige. A battle is
expected to ' take place at any time
west of Chile mountain, the' dividing
line of the Coidilleras. The president
is sending troops to the front as rapid-
ly as collected. The United States
gunboat Marietta, wihch arrived at
Greytown February 5, has sailed for
BlueGleds, the headquarters of - the
revolution headed by General Reyes.
One man was killed and five serious
ly injured in a powder explosion at
Mossgrove, Pa. '
Four Chinese have died from in-
jn-ies sustained in the San Fraucisoo
Chinatown fire Sunday.
Silas Jones and six children were
burned to death ou the Richardson
and May plantation, at Cornerstone,
H. M. S. Leander has been ordered
to proceed with all spued to Bolivia to
piotect the property and lives of Btit
ish residents during the revolution.
Fire in Cincinnati destroyed the
clothing houses of Kahn & Felthmeyer,
II. A. Heinsheimer and Sanford, Stern
& Sarner. The loas is nearly $500,000.
There is a rumor in Paris that ne
gotiations are taking place between the
Panama canal company and the Wash
ington government, looking to the com
pletion of the canal.
Thirty-five persus havediedof small
pox in the Cioek nation within a few
weeks. --The victims were negroes and
Indians. All of Western Oklahoma
has quarantined against the infected
The buildings of the Geer Ma
chinery""; Company and tho Whittle
Trunk Company, at Knoxville, Tenn.,
with their contents, were destroyed by
fire. The loss is estimated at between
$75,000 and ft 00,000,
In the United States sonato Tuesday
the McEnery resolution, declaring that
the ratification of the peace treaty is
not a declaration on the part of the
United States to permanently hold the
Philippine islands, was passed by a
vote of 26 to 22.
Minor New. Items.
A barge loaded with a large quantity
of cord wood, consigned to a Portland
dealer was lost during the recent
freshet in the east fork of the Lewis
A carload of green onyx marble, the
first shipment of dimension stone from
the quarries of the United States Mar
ble Company, near Valley, in Stevens
county, Wash., was on . the track in
Spokane recently for a few hours, en
route to Chicago.
OF RECENT OCCURRENCE.
Chaplain John R. Thompson, of the
First Washington infantry at Manila,
ine war department has issued an
order mustering out of service all the
volunteers now in the United States
Ethan Allen Hitchcock, of Missouri,
has taken the prescribed oath and en
tered upon his duties as secretary of
The house committee on appropria
tions has ordered a favorable report on
the bill to pay Spain 120,000,000 for
Agoncillo, the Filipino delegate, ar
rived in New York Monday from Mon
treal. Agoncillo expects to sail for
England, in a few days.
The senate committee has reported
favorably an amendment to the sundry
civil bill pioviding for the laying of
cable fiom the United States to Hawaii
and the Philippines.
Many French newspapers are bit
terly assailing M. Lou bet, the new
president, but the better class support
him and confidence in the stability of
the new government is increasing.
Samuel H. Stevenson, D. D., one of
the oldest Presbyterian ministers in
the United States, ia dead in Bloom-
ington, 111., at the age of 86: He was
a near relative of former Vice-Presi
A fire in the little city of Port
Washington, Wis., destroyed $300,000
worth of property, aqd ' rendered 80
families .homeless. A chair factory
oovering two blocks was destroyed,
throwing 600 men ont of work. '
The revolution .in Nicaragua is
spreading. General Mena, at the head
of 700 insurgents, is near the town of
Rama. The insurgents are well armed
with small .'guns and ate expecting
Gathng, Krupp and Hotchkiss cannon
Michael Milano, the prosperous pro
prietor of a bootblacking etsablishment
in Tacoma, committed suicide by firing
two shots from a revolver into his
brain. ' Fifty-two dollars was found
on the body. Family trouble was the
oause of the act.
A new town has been laid out in
Alaska, 25 miles from Juneau, which
it is expected will be the gateway to
the Atlin gold fields. It has been
named Taku, and is situated on Takn
bay, four miles from the mouth of . the
inlet of that name.
The Italian bark Barbara Lnigi went
ashore February 4 on Little Bahama
bank and is a total loss. Three of the
crew were drowned and two perished
from exposure. The captain and eight
of the orew have arrived at Nassau, N.
P., and report the loss.
Mrs. Howe, of Greshara, Oi., was
drowned in the Willamette 'at Port
land Monday. She was passing from
one steamer to another, as the boats
were lying at the dock, when she fell
Detween tnem. An attempt to rescue
her tailed. She was on her way to
visit a son at Salem.
The first session of the eighth' conti
nental congress of the National Society
of the Daughters of the American Rev
olution began in Washington Monday.
Mrs. DauieJ Mannins. nresident-een-
eral of the society,' made her annual
address. She dwelt especially on the
aid given by the society during the re
cent war, asserting that the organiza
tion had furnished $300,000 in money
ltie v-olumbla river nsh cannery
combine will close half of the canneries
the coming season.
The Cunard steamer Pavonia, which
sailed from Queenstown for Boston,
January 26, and which was sighted on
February 5, in a disabled condition,
has arrived in tow at the Azores.
M. Lou bet was elected president of
France on tho 21st. The assembly
cast 812 votes, of which Lou bet re
ceived 483 to 279 cast for M. Meline,
and 50 scattering. "
A battle has occurred at Talien-Wan
between Russian soldiers and Chinese,
in which 300 of the latter were slain.
The trouble is said to have originated
over the question of taxes.
Grading has begun on the Shako
River Valley railroad, between Union
flat and the head of the south fork of
the Penewawa creek. A large force of
men and teams is working on tho bis
cut between those two points.
A dispatch from Cape Charles, Va,,
says 50 oyster sloops and schooners
have been carried out to sea by drift
ing ice from Magothys bay. It is be
lieved many are manned, and the crews
may suffer from exposure and hunger.
Tugs will be sent to overhaul the ves
sels. Oregon Legislature Adjourns Sine Die.
Although the hour set for. the final
adjournment of the Oregon legislature
was 12 o'clock noon Saturday, the ses
sion was prolonged till 7 o'clock.
Aside from the formalities of finish
ing up necessary matters in Land, the
passage of the special appropriation
bill was the feature of the day.
The bouse refused to concur in some
of the senate's reductions of items in
the bill, and it was necessary to ap
point . conference committees before
agreement could be reached. This
prolonged the session till 7 o'clock in
the evening, when the session was de
A deposit of earth strontian has
been found on Pat-in-Bay island in
Lake Erie. It is many acres in extent.
The nitrate of etrontia is of pure white
The Hamburg-American line steamer
Adria arrived at New York Sunday
from Hamburg after a most tempestous
passage. During the night of January
80. Captain Levetzow, while trying to
go from the bridge to the cabin, was
thrown down into the cabin passageway
Much Work Crowded In the Closing
Honrs of tle Session The Last
The last working day of the Oregon
legislature was full of business, mostly
devoted to the routine of passing bills.
xne general appropriation bin was
passed by both houses.
In the senate the bill to provide for
executions of murderers at the pent
tentiary was indefinitely postponed
because it carried objectionable matter
relating to appeals.
Three bills touching military affairs
were passed, as follows: To cover into
the military fund all moneys received
from the United States on account of
transportation, eta; to restore to the
military fund some $8,000 expended in
suppressing fishermen's riota in 1896
to reorganize the official staff of the
Oregon National Guard.
: The following bills were passed: To
regulate license fire insurance com
panies; to protect the fruit and hop
industry by requiring the destruction
of pests; to enre certain defects in ju
dicial sales and deeds; to prevent the
maintenance of armed bodies of men
other than the duly constituted author
ities; to amend the charter of New berg
to provdie for criminal prosecutions on
information; to protect tront and cer
tain other food . fishes; to relieve the
state of the necessity of advancing the
costs of giving a bond In a proceeding
to which the state is a party; to
amend the law relating to irrigation
rights and ditches; to amend the law
relative to liens against mines for la
bor or supplies; to amend the ohaiter
of Arlington; to fix the annual salary
of the supreme court clerk at $3,000,
with one deputy in Salem at $75 per
month and one at Pendleton at $50,
and providing that the fees be paid
into the state treasury; to fix the sal
anes of Columbia county officers: to
regulate the manner of sturgeon fishing
and making a close season on the Co
lumbia river from March 1 to Novem
ber 1; to provide for inspecting sheep
brought in bands into Oregon from an
other state (same as the Washington
law); to amend the law relative to the
duties of poblie road viewers; to fix
the anmiual salary of the Linn county
assessor at $2,400, inoluding the pay
of deputies; to regulate the practice of
the vocation of barbers; to provide for
the appropriation of water to be nsed
for mining purposes.
In the Honse.
In the house a long discussion occur
red on the bill to adopt the Torrens
system of land title. The bill, when
put upon its passage, was defeated.
Bills passed were: To authorize
construction of sk'.ds across county
roads for logging purposes; to provide
for submission to the vote of the peo
ple the proposed constitutional amend
ments; to authorize the sale of agri
cultural school lands on the market for
25 years at less than the price fixed by
statute; ; to provide for payment of
taxes in coin, - instead of county war
rants; to provide for the manner of se
curing the release as surety upon
bonds; to reduce fees to be charged by
county clerks in - probate oases; to
make the law prohibiting the fraud u
lent use ot la Deis or trademarks more
effective; to fix the salaries of county
clerk, sheriff and recorder in Wash
ington county; to amend the code so as
to give parties the right to give notice
of appeal without assignment of error;
to authorize the printing of 800 copies
of supreme court reports at $2.60 per
oopy; to prohibit the running of push
oars upon lailroad tracks; to create a
state board of equalization, consisting
of the governoi, secretary of state and
state tieasurer; to authorize the work
ing of county prisoners on county roads;
to fix the salaries of county treasurers,
after amendment increasing the salary
of the treasurer of Lane county from
$500 to $800. and the salary of the
treasurer of Wallowa county from $250
to $350; to amend code relative to at
tachments making the filing of a writ
with the county clerk answer the pur
pose of posting a notice on property;
to amend the code relative to action for
adverse possession; to fix the compen
sation of county commissioners after
amending the bill by increasing the
per diem in Union county from $4 to
$5; to reduce the mileage of jurors and
witnesses in cities of 50,000 population
or over, from 10 to 5 cents; to give
preference in the employment in pub
ic service to honorably discharged sol
diers and sailors; to appropriate
$2,000, in aid of the Oregon Historical
Society, and to authorize printing at
the Btate's expense to the same amount;
to provide for the payment of certain
fees to recorders of conveyances; to
constitute six days' publication of a
notice a weeks notice; amending the
law relative to the appointment of offi
cial stenographers; to abolish the office
of recorder of Clatsop county, and re
quire that the duties of that offioe be
performed by the county clerk; to leg-
olate the purchase, sale and transfer of
stocks of goods, by requiring the pur
chaser to exact from the vendor a list
of creditors and the extent of liabil
ities; to piohibit the running at large
of stallions. -
State Fair Annrnrrlwf' in
THE NEW LAWS.
Bills That Have Passed During th
Bills passed by both houses
to the last day are as' follows:
To authorize the town of Antelope to
borrow $5,000 to build water works
To incorporate the city of Pendleton
To amend charter of town of Adams,
' To regulate pilotage on Columbia
and Willamette rivers.
To create office of state biologist,
To reduce salaries of Douglas county
To incorporate Nehalem
To provide that snmmariea only of
county assessment rolls be transmitted
to secretary of state.
To amend charter of Hillsboro.
To amend the cbartei of Albany.
To incorporate town of Tillamook.
' To incorporate the ; town of Canyon
City. - - ' '
- To constitute beach of Clatsop ooun
ty a publio highway.
- To amend the charter of Grants Pass.
To authonze Jefferson institute to
sell out to the school district.
To amend chatter of Oregon City.
To incorporate Port of Tillamook and
provide for the improvement of Ho-
To incorporate the town of Lakeview.
- To incoporrate Cottage Grove.
To amend charter of town of Tangent.
To provide clerical aid for judges ot
the supreme court.
. To incorporate Drain.
To incorporate New Astoria, adjoin'
ing Fort Stevens.
To amend charter of Monmouth.
To incoporrate the city of Ontario.
To incorporate the town of Bay City
- To incorporate the oity of tHeppner.
xo incorporate the city Warrenton.
To incoiporate the oity of Wallow
To amend chatter of Gold Hill.-'
To regulate and fix the salary of the
assessor of Jackson county. , -
To incorporate the town of Marsh
To amend charter of Woodburn.
To redistrict the state tot senators
To create the offioe of tax collector in
To amend the charter of Corvallis.
To prevent production and sale of on
wholesome foods and medicines.
(Looney pure food bilf1.)
To incorporate the town of Seaside.
To raise the salary of sheriff of Ma
rion county. t : - -r-
TO regulate and to fix salaries of Til
lamook county officers.
To fix salaries of county officers in
Clackamas, Morrow, Wasco and Yam
bill counties. .
To amend the charter of Eugene. , .
To amend the charter of Astoria. .
To incorporate the town of Canby.
To create a separate commission for
transaction - of county ' business in
To amend the charter of Arlington.
1 rt nnrivisa f!nn XT oafn
Incorporating Dufnr. '
Withdrawing school lands from sal
and placing interest on school fund
loans at 6 per cent.
Incorporating Dalles City.
Incorporating Moro. -Incorporating
To protect salmon in Alsea bay and
To create a trust fund in Multnomah
To provide for the election of load
To create the office of clerk of the
justice court in cities of 50,000 popu
lation or over. ft
To authorize Multnomah county to
lease the upper deck of the steel bridge.
To provide for the sale of tide lands.
Protecting salmon in the Rogue
river and Curry county.
To reorganize the state board of hor
ticulture.. . -
Creating park commission in cities
of 3,000 population or over.
To amend section 6 of the mining
Amending the code relative to sher
Requiring county clerks to adminis
ter oaths without charge, in pension
Appropriating $15,000 a year for fish
To amend the charter of Salem.
To regulate horse shoeing in Portland.
Providing for normal schools at Ash
land and Drain. ' ,
To provide for the registration of
To provide for a tax colleotoi of Mult
To change the manner of governing
the Soldiers' Home.
To codify the laws relative to state
Partial codification of the school
To encourage the use of wide-tire
To amend the act -incorporating the
Port of Portland.
To change the time of holding court
in the second judioial district.
To cure certain defects in deeds.
To permit surety companies to qalify
as sureties on bonds.
To change the time of holding court
ma the- ninth judicial district.
To prevent the adulteration of candy.
To provide for boarding the prisoners
pf Clatsop, Washington and Clackamas
ounties by contract.
To provide for the reconveyance of
and to J. E. Saling.
To fix the salaries of the sheriff and
lerk in Lincoln county. '
To create the county of Wheeler.
To regulate the practice of dentistry.
To regulate mutual insurance com
To provide for a scalp bounty fund.
To amend the law relating to the
Duties of the state land agent.
To constitute Willamette and Port-
and boulevards Multnomah county
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AFFAIRS AT MANILA
Oregon Soldiers Sent to ths
REBELS NOW CONCENTRATING
Crniser Buffalo Bombards the Insur
gents, Driving Them Inland Beat
j Intense and Increasing.
' ' 1
Manila, Feb. 21. The California
volunteers abandoned Guadaloupe
chuich at 5 o'clock this morning, which
has since been set on fire, and retired
to San Pedro Macati. The rebels still
hold the countiy in the vicinity of
Guadaloupe, Pasig and Patero, despite
the efforts of the gunboats to dislodge
them from the juugles on both sides of
The heat is intense, and is increasing
perceptibly daily.. Under present con
ditions, it is impossible to provide
shade for the sttoops in different part
of the line, particularly McArthur't
division. King s brigade is also ex
posed from San Pedro Macati to Cull
culi, where it joins Ovensbine's brig'
In view of the fact that the enemy
were concentrating on the American
right preparations were made last night
to give them a warm reception in the
event of attack.
General Ovenshine's line, consisting
originally of the North Dakota volun
teers, the Fourteenth infantry, and two
troops of the Fourth cavalry, stretching
from the beach at Camp Dewey to Gen
eral King's right, was reinforced by two
battalions of Oregon -volunteers add
three troops of the Fourth cavalry, as
' The Buffalo's searchlight discovering
the rebels unusually active about 10
o'clock in the evening, signaled the
flagship for permission to fire npon
them, and, -this being granted, bom
barded the enemy's trenches for 20
minutes. - The only effect of the fire
was apparently to drive the rebels fur
ther inland. , '
Beyond a few ineffectual volleys from
the trenches, which were returned
with interest, the enemy made no dem
nstration. and all is ouiet alonar the
r:t of the line.
Scouts claim to have seen General
Pio del Pilar, who commanded the reb
els at Paco, with his arm in a sling,
directing the troops. General Monten
egro, the insurgent commander-in-
chief, is reported to be personally con
ducting the movements in front of
Gene'ral King's line at San Pedro Ma
Manila, Feb. 21. The enemy have
apparently realized the hopelessness of
attacking tne American position, and
are oocupied chiefly by occasional
sharpshooting from the jungle, when
ever feasible. Fortunately, their ig
norance of the use of sights minimizes
the effect of their guerilla tactics.
The retirement ol General King's
advance posts upon San Pedro Macati
has evidently been construed by the
rebels as a sign of weakness, . as they
pressed forward along both sides of. the
river, persistently barrassing the occu
pants of the town. .
Last night the - rebels poured volley
after volley into San Pedro Macati
from the brush on the adjacent ridge;
but fortunately without effect. Gen
eral King's headquarters in the center
of the town was the target for soores of
Remington and Mauser bullets.
The reb Is are using smokeless pow
der, and it is extremely difficult to lo
cate individual marksmen.
RUSSIA AND CHINA.
First Rupture Occurred at Tallest-Wan
30U Chinese Killed.
Peking, Feb. 21. A serious conflict
has taken place between the Russians
and Chinese at Talien-Wan, 300 of the
latter being killed.
The trouble is said to have original
ed in a question of taxes. '
Expected by Lord Beresford.
Detroit, Mich., Feb. SI. Admiral
Charles Beresford was seen while pass
ing through Dettoit tonight in refer
ence to the battle reported at Talien-
Wan between Russians and Chinese.
Lord Chatles said that such a battle
was only what he had been expecting
for sometime. Its effect, he believed,
would be to shake the Chinese govern
ment more than anything that occur
red, and he asserted that trade would
also suffer as a result of it.
RIOTING IN PARIS.
Organized Demonstrations Against the
Paris, Feb. 21. Police measures for
the maintenance of -order have been
taken on an extensive scale.
M. Loubet did not quit his residence
at the Luxembourg until 6 o'clock this
Toward 7 o'clock demonstrations oc
curred in front of the office of Zebas-
tian Faure's anarchist paper, the Jour
nal du Peuple, on the Boulevard Mont-
martre, for . and against Loubet.
There was a collision between rival fac
tions and several persons were injured.
Altogether, 100 arrests have been
made in connection with today's dis
Spain Once Owned It.
Seattle, Wash., Feb. 21. The Post-
Intelligencer today publishes the fac
simile of a Spanish document which
shows that the Spanish were in actual
military possession of Vancouver island
between 1790 and January 1, 1792. It
is stated that the document, if it had
been in the possession of Emperor
William of Germany when he arbi
trated the Canadian boundary between
England and the United States, would
have incontestably proven the right of
the United States to Vancouver Island.
CANAL PROVIDED FOR.
Senate Committee Adds It to the RItst
and Harbor Bill.
Washington, reb. 20. The senate
committee on commerce decided today
to put the Morgan Nicaragua canal hill
on the river and harbor bill. Tho ac
tion of the committee was preceded by
a brief argument by Senator Morgan
in whioh he went ovei the general
grounds favorable to the construction
of the canal. -
Aside from the Nicaragua canal, the
committee increased cash appropria
tions to the extent of about $2,000,000
over the houe cash appropriations.
while the amount of continuing con
traots is increased to the extent of
In the senate the only business of
importance was the consideration of
bills on the pension calendar, which
was begun under a special order,
Among the bills passed was one provid
ing procedure in certain pension eases,
It provides that no pension shall be
withheld, modified or cancelled except
for fraud, or mistakes in facts, and
prov'des a scheme of procedure. The
pi ivate pension calendar was complet
ed, 74 bills being passed.
T.n the House.
Washington, Feb. 20. In the house
today several lailroad right-of-way bills
were passed. Among the bills" was one
to authorize the construction of the
Clearwater Vallev road through the
Nez Peices reservation.
The census bill was sent to confer
ence. A bill was passed authorizing
the president to appoint five addition
al cadets-at-large to the naval academy,
The sundry oivil bill was then passed
The naval appropriation bill was for
mally reported. The house went into
committe of the whole and took up the
bill. ' No general debate was demanded
on the bill, and its reading for amend
ment under the five minute rule was
TAKES NEWS CALMLY.
Ifo Disorders In Paris Followed th.
Death of Faure.
Paris, Feb. 20. Everything is quiet
in Paris tonight. There is no danger
of a coup d'etat. The favorite candi
date for the presidencv is M. Em-ile
Loubet, now president cf the senate,
Still the ministeis think Faure's death
is a misfortune at the present juncture,
and this is the conventional talk,
They had all looked forward to his re
signing, and they spoke today of the
possible effect of his death on the
courts of Europe.
If M. Loubet be elected, European
sovereigns would soon transfer to him
their friendly regards. He is a good,
unaffected, level-headed man of hon
est, open life, and of far more intel
lectual culture than poor Faure. He
is an advocate and practiced at the
Montilemar bar, in the department of
the Drone. Montilemar is his native
OVER ENTIRE GROUP.
The American Flag to Corer the Phil
Washington, Feb. 20. The adminis
tration has determined to extend rap
idly the jurisdiction of the United
States over the Philippine group in its
entirety, acting on the theory that de
lay in this crisis is dangerous, and
that anarchy and general paralysis of
such interests as the islands support
would be brought about through failure
to replace - promptly Spanish sover
eignty over the islands witb that of
the Cnnited States.
Low Rates for Homeseekers.
St. Paul, Feb. 20. The Northern
Pacific and Great Nothern have decided
to sell half-fare homoseekers tickets
February 21, March I and 7, on simi
lar, rates as made by the more southerly
lines to the Pacific coast. Heretofore
the rates have applied only to near-by
states, and it is now intended that
they shall apply to the entire length
Of the roads named.
Gomes Goes to Cardenas.
Havana. Feb. 20. A dispatch from
Cienfuegos says that Major-General
John Or Bates, military governor of
the department of Santa Clara, and In
spector-General Breckinridge, yester
day paid a visit to General Gomez,
who was expecting to leave today for
Estimates Output at 19,000,000.
Vanoouver. B. C., Feb. -20. M.
Marks, an Australian expert direot
from Dawson, places the output of the
Klondike at $19,000,000 this year. His
estimate is - as follows: Eldorado and
Bonanza oreeks, $5,000,000; Big and
Little Bonanza, Gold and French
oreeks, $5,000,000; Hunker and Quarts
Steamers to Manila.
Tacoma, Feb. 20. James Ward, ot
the shipping firm of Saunders & Ward,
has returned from a visit to England,
and announces the establishment by
himself and others of a steamer line
between this port and the Hawaiian
islands. The British steamer Manau-
ense will be the first vessel out. and
will sail next week.
Nearly Frozen to Death. .5,
Seattle, Wash., Feb. 20. A special
to the Post-Intelligencer from Forty-
Mile river, Alaska, says that William
Matheson, formerly of Los Angeles,
Cal., narrowly escaped being trozen to
death recently. It was neoessary tf
amputate both his hands and feet.
Waterworks' for Dawson.
Los Angeles, Feb. 20. J. A. Acklen
of this city, has been granted the privi
lege of maintaining a water works at
Dawson City by the Canadian govern
ment He will tap the Klondike river
four miles above Dawson.
Four Manila Transports.
San Francisco, Feb. 20. A fleet of
four vessels will leave San Fiancisoo
for Manila within two weeks. No less
than 5,500 tons of freight of all de
scriptions will be taken.
NOT A GENERAL SHOT
A fVn. TTi, Hff .At X T U 4.
SPANIARDS WANT MORE BLOOD
Count D'Almenas Hakes an Attack on
the Spanish Generals Wkn
Madrid, Feb. 22. The cortes reas
sembled today. The galleries in both
chambers were'' thronged with an ex
pectant crowd. The senate was very
full, hardly a single general being ab
sent. Senor Montero Rios, president
of the senate, in opening the prooeed-'
ines, pronounced a eulogy upon M.
Faure, and a resolution of condolence
with France was adopted.
Senor Sagasta, the premier, then pro
posed to refer the bill proivding for the
cession of the Philippines to the Unit
ed States to a special committee, but
the conservatives protested against this,
declaring that the bill ought to be con
scientiously discussed, and Senor Sa
gasta withdrew his proposal.
Count D'Almenas then brought op
the question of the conduct of the gen
erals engaged in the war in Cuba, de
claring that General Primo Rivera,
General Weyler, General Blanco, Ad
miral Cervera and General Linares had
proven failures. '
This declaration elicited much ap
plause from the public galleries, in
consequence of which several of the
spectators were expelled from the cham
ber. Observing that he would deal witb,
the "shameful capitulation of San
tiago," Count D'Almenas asked the
Locsj. whether he should proceed, and
was answered with cries of "yes" and
"no" and a general noroar ensued. A
repetition of the query raising . still
greater tumult, Senor Sagasta rose and
defended the government and its peace.
commission. The premier critioised
America's Unjustified conduct, and said
that everything might be discussed, ex
cept'the war, because the oases of the
generals were still subjudioiary.
County D'Almenas resumed his at
tack upon- the generals and complained
that "five moothB had elapsed, and not"
single general had been shot."
FIGHTING WITH FIRE.
Filipinos Attempt to Burn Quarters ef
the Washington Volunteers.
Manila, Feb. 22. The natives of
the village of Paco made a bold at
tempt last night to burn the quarters of
the First Washington volunteers by
setting fire to the huts adjoining their
quarters in the rear. Fortunately the
wind changed, at the moment the fire
was discovered, and, fanned by a stiff
breeze, the flames spread in the oppo
site direction, destroying fully 20
shacks and houses opposite the ruins of
the church. The incendiaries escaped.
Mysterious signals were frequently .
made along the enemy's lines during
the night, and this led to the belief'
that an attack had been arranged, but'
The rebels are leaving the vicinity ot
San Pedro Macati in small parties, and
are reported to be moving toward Sing
aloa. Money for Cnbans.
Washington, ' Feb. 22. Efforts are
mckicg witb every prospect of success
tc. reconcile the radical element among
thj. Qubans to the proposition of the'
government to pay the soldiers of ths -
Qubau cause $3,000,000.
General Gomez arrived today in Ma- '
tanzas, making his way very slowly to
ward the oapital. What is proposed is
that the United States shall sanction
the floating of bonds by the Cuban mu- -nicipalitiea
or provinces to the amount
of $7,000,000, which sum is to be paid
over to the Cuban troops, In addition
to the $3,000,000 to be paid by the
Data, it is said here, will be pro
duced by the Cuban assembly to show
that every cent of this sum was ex
pended In legitimate war expenses.
A Large Deficit.
Victoria, B. C., Feb. 22. F. C.
Cotton, minister of finance for British '
Columbia, submitted his budget to the
legislature this afternoon. The budget -
shows a deficit of $647,723, and esti-.
mates that Ce new government has to
start with a balance on the wrong side'
of $64,000. Estimates show a con
siderable cutting in the salary list. A
new loan will be negotiated for $1,750,- -
No more large tracts of land will be
sold for speculative purposes, but
leases granted instead. Loss of reve
nue by the abolition of the mortgage
tax will be met by an Increase ou the
ncome tax. -
Millions for Spain.
Washington. Feb. 22. This was
suspension day In the house. ' The sen
ate amendments to a number of pri
vate pension bills were adopted. -
Cannon, chairman of the appropria
tions committee, by the direotion ot
his committee, moved the passage un
der suspension of the rules of the bill
for payment of $20,000,000 to Spain.
After discussing the measure under
the 20-minute rule, the bill was passed.
2 19 to 84.
Many Prisoners Released.
Havana, Feb. 22. One hundred and
sixty prisoners in the Havana jail.
whose release was recommended by
the board o,f pardons, were liberated
today. The United States government
Is under obligations to return them -home.
Many of the prisoners are
Spaniards, and the majority of these,
after consideration, decided that they
would prefer to be sent to Santiago to
work in the mines rather than go to