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RK TO BEGIN
Irs Mitchell and Fulton Push
Columbia Jetty Matters.
ITION OF HAUPT DELAYED IT
Koot Promises to la k e Action
in Ten Days — l( Favorable.
W ork Will Then Begin.
ington, March 9. — Senators
and Fulton today called on
Koot and other war depurt-
cials to urge the early approval
'port of the engineer board on
ict for improving the mouth of
mbia river. They laid before
tment a large number of tele-
nil letters from commercial
,nd other interested parties,
ing the importance of early
jpfi (Secretary Koot told the sena
tors he [would act on the report in
about a week or in ten days'at the out
side. |Je «aid it was now held up on
*ccoant[of requests made by L. M.
ho is bringing every influence
have the board’ s rerommen-
verruled and his reaction jet-
iituled. The senators gave the
to understand that the people
______ m are .well satisfied with the
board plan, and believe their unanim
ous judgment cannot be improved up
on. In view of the great importance of
the wgrk, they do not now want any
experimenting at the mouth of the
Secretary Root did not say what
HjH Biio would take, but strongly inti
mated that he would approve the iioard
' v H K
He did say that as soon as the
iijuHiiwuB acted upon the work would
(be done with all possible speed, and
that his department was desirous of
affording relief to the commerce of the
Colnnmbia river with the least possible
, Senator Fulton intends, as soon as he
has more data and details, to take up
with the war department the matter of
the right of way for the state portage
road between The Dalles and Celilo, for
which the legislature recently made the
He desires to secure
permission from the government to con
struct this portage road over the right
of way that was acquired for the old
boat rail waay, which is now the prop
erty ofj the government, and which will
not be required for canal purposes.
BLOOD WILL FLOW.
OVER A BILLION AND A HALF.
Total Appropriations of Last Congress
Amount of Each Bill.
Washington, March 6.— The appro
priations made during the session of
congress which closed Wednesday ag
$800,024,498 fur the last session. The
total for the entire congress thus footed
up $1,554,108,5X4, or something more
than $ 100 . 0 00 ,00 0 jn excess of the total
appropriations tor the 5<ith congress.
The total for that congress was $1,440,-
These figures were embodied in a
statement presented to the senate by
Allison, chairman of the committee on
The statement also
contained an itemized statement show
ing the expenditures for the past ses
sion by bills as follows:
A gricu ltu re.......................................... f 5,978,160
A r m y .....................................................
Diplomatic and consular..................
District of C o lu m b ia .........................
legislative, executive end Judicial. 27,595,958
Military academ y................................
Sundry civ il.........................................
Permanent annuel appropriations
FOUND MARINE GRAVEYARD.
Many Other W recks W here the Bark
Alex McNeil W as Lost.
Victoria, B. C.. March 6.— Details
were received by the Empress of India
of the wreck of the bark Alex McNeil,
which was lost on Pratas reef, as was
cabled, when bound from
Manila to Port Townsend.
Manila December 10, and 13 days later
piled up on Pratas shoal, which, by
Captain Jorgensen’ s reckoning, should
have been 00 miles distant. The mate,
Evans, and four seamen left in the
ship’s boat to explore the reef and
nothing further was heard of them. At
low water the captain explored the reef
and found the wrecks of half a dozen
vessels, including the wreck of a four-
masted ship and a steamer.
The reef stretched for miles, and at
the western end was a deserted fishing
station with a joss house and half a
dozen Chinese graves. There was a de
serted cabin, containing pictures and
articles which must have been secured
from wrecks. After several days spent
on the wreck, the survivors started in
their patched-up cutter for Hong Kong,
They were four days at sea, suffering
great privations, when a Norwegian
steamer picket! them up and landed
them at Hong Kong.
TO RECLAIM 340,000 ACRES.
Reign of Terror Impending In
Tacom a Man Given Big C ontract to Dam
Empress D owager In Plot.
Victoria, March 9.— According to ad-
vicea received from Pekin, an outbreak,
and w it» it a carnival of murder ex
ceeding the Boxer outbreak, is regarded
by many as imminent.
ents of Chinese papers at Pekin are
sending columns telling of the duplici
ty of the empress dowager and of the
The iforth China Daily News, one of
the best informed journals of the East,
has received advices that the empress
dowager and Yang Lu, the grand chan
cellor, ere known to be aiding the
movement of Tung Fu Hsiang in Kan
su, and on the authority of a Chinese
“ of high literary rank” at Pekin, a
Shanghai paper says that, while the
empteen dowager is issuing edicts com
manding reforms on Western lines and
pretending to initiate reforms, she is
•eoretlj sending instructions to viceroys
■and gfikrnors prohibiting the inaugura
tion of Ipreign methods.
Thé efoprOBS is alse said to be send
ing notifications to some viceroys that
Tung Fu Hsiang is to be aided in
marching his army to Pekin to escort
Pn Cbuo, son of Prince Ohun and ex
heir Mgkrent, to the throne. On their
arrival, Kwang Hsn, the present em
peror, ia to lie made away with. Bays
the Chinese correspondent, and the
representatives of the various foreign
power* and all foreigners in the capital
as well as in the provinces, are to meet
the same fate, without distinction.
Cram. W ho W ants $100,000.
Washington, MarchS.— A Swede who
gave hia name as Z. Berg, of Provi
dence, R. I., tried for an hour today to
see thif president. He was urged by
the while house attaches to reduce his
■ communication to writing.
endeavored to do, but failed.
the secret service officers- interviewed
him and found him possessed of hallu
Berg said that several years
ago hfljlad informed the United .States
fioveiribent that the Spaniards intend
ed to jilow up one of the battleships,
sa d wanted the president to see that
iM M p v e d ijqq qqo for his informa
Tacoma, March 8.— Nelson Bennett,
of Tacoma, has secured the contract for
damming the Snake river in Idaho, at
a point 25 miles above Shoshone falls,
and building 85 miles of canal on the
south side of the river and 24 miles on
the north side, not including laterals,
which will reclaim 340,000 acres of
land under the new government irriga
tion law. The dam is to cost $400,000
or more, and the canals $2,500,000, not
including the laterals.
canal is to be 80 test wide at the top,
and to carry ten feet of water, which is
to be raised from the river 46 feet.
The contract is let by the Twin Falls
land and water company, of Salt Lake.
Two Bectiona of the canal most be com
plete in one year. Fcr the completion
of the entire work five years are al
Mr. Bennett ia today shipping sev
eral trainloads of his outfit to a small
station on the O. K. & N. known as
Kimama. The canals are to be in
Owyhee and Lincoln counties.
BAD OPIUM GANG1
W an t« Hi* Old M aster to T ake P o a ie r
aion o f a V a lu a b le P ro p e r ty .
Operating Between British Colum
bia and Puget Sound.
NEW REVENUE CUTTER IN THE FIELD
Persistent and Determined E fforts to Be
Made by Treasury Departm ent to
hand the Gang ia Prison.
Portland, March 5.—Opium smug
glers, who have been ,operationg in
Portland and other coast towns, are
now actively sought by agents of the
It is possible
that the opium ring, which has existed
for several years past, may be broken
up and those implicated in smuggling
the drug clapped into prison.
During the past month nnwonted
energy has been observed on the part of
the treasury department. It is asserted
that an aggressive, [persistent and un
swerving campaign has been ordered
directed against the smugglers of opium
and Chinamen. It is an open secret
on Puget sound that the campaign ia
on, yet the officials Btationod in Port
land express absolute ignorance of the
activity which is now common talk in
the towns farther north.
Owing to its ideal loeation, Puget
sound has for many years been infested
with smugglers, while the cities and
towns farther south along the coast
have frequently been need either as a
headquarters or as storage depots for
the “ dope.”
The last big ring was
smashed about eight years ago, but the
federal officers have reason to believe
that the trade has never been aband
Everything points to the fact that
there is now operating a gang of smug
glers as daring and successful as the
Even goverflment officials
are willing to admit that they have
been suspicions that such is the case.
The reason they do not wish to acknow
ledge candidly the presence of the ring
is that of policy. If an officer could be
induced to talk the would ray that
Portland ia one of the central points of
operation for the gang, but it is against
the rales for the men ia the govern
mental service to discuss such affairs
Orders were issued by the treasury
department last month that no stone
should be left unturned to unearth the
smugglers and break up the ring.
These instructions were emphatic and
the officers became aroused and grew
more suspicious than ever.
plainly hinted in the departmental
orders that all persons interested in
violating the customs laws should be
captured or, at least, their business
There is a standing rule
urging energy on the part of the offi
cers, but the tenor of the latest com
mand showed that a campaign had
been declared and it was to be persist
ently carried on.
There are two revenue cutters on
Puget sound and these lost no time in
been overhauling every suspicious craft
in those waters for the past four weeks.
Sloops are their especial prey, for it is
in thiB style of craft the smuggler runs
his opium into the United Stales from
the British possessions. Realizing that
there is a vast territory of water to
cover, dotted with islands and snng
coves, the department will place in
commission a third cutter of great
WRECKED WRONG TRAIN.
Ames Must Show Cause.
Nashua, N. H ., March 6.— An order
of the supreme court in the habeas
corpus proceedings bronght by counsel
for Dr. A. A. Ames, former mayor of
Minneapolis, who is wanted in that
city in connection with the bribery
scandals, was served upon Dr. Ames
today at Hancock, where he is nnder
The court orders that Dr.
Ames shall appear in court on March
11 and show cause, if any, why he
should not he taken back to Minne
apolis for trial. It is now the opinion
of the physicians that Dr. Ames’ con
dition is sufficiently improved to per
mit his return to Minneapolis.
Alaskan Treaty Ratified.
Washington, March 5.— Secretary
Hay and Sir Michael Herbert today ex
changed ratifications of the Alaska
boundary treaty. The preparation of
the cases of the two sides will proceed
with all speed, as, nnder the treaty,
they mnst be submitted to the arbitrat
ors within 60 days. It will requite the
greatest effort on the part efthe United
thquake Shakes Saxony.
States government to have its own
March 9. — Earthquake case ready within the appointed time.
The United States government has
have been felt for two days in
come into possession in recent years of
rict of Voigtland, Saxony, ip a vast amount of data.
Famine In Japan.
bbocks were slight, bnt those of
Yokohama, March 6.— The practi
dit* left houses and passed into cally complete failure of the rice crop
The tremors were ielt as last year has caused widespread distress
foluen, Richenbach and Zwick- in Japan, culminating in famine in the
nuses at Unter Sarhsenbnrg and northwestern provinces. From an offi
shook lor several seconds, cial report it is learned that the desti
kas great excitement throughout tution is mnch greater than was sup
posed. The number oi starving, so far
as officially known, is 147,688, with
the poetdbility of these figures being
ay to Command at Bremertc
greatly added to. The foreign element
►ington, March 9.— While
is now taxing steps for relief.
(announcement has been nr
|ieved in naval circles that
M u rder In F irst D eg re e .
»rlea J. Barclay, comman
kiston navy yard, has been
Eugene, Or., March 8.— Elliott
kr similar duty at the Bre
Lyons, who, while resisting arrest for
keh., yard, and that the asi
horse stealing at hia home west of
ill soon be made. Captain
Eugene on February 6, shot and killed
nds well up on the list of
Sheriff Withers, of this county, was
And his promotion to the g
fonnd guilty of murder in the first de
[admiral is likely to follow
gree by the jury in ten minntee.
will be sentenced today.
AN EX-SLAVE'S DEVOTION
M iscreants Plotting Against Fast Passen
ger Smash a Freight.
A remarkable instance of noxro at
tachment to hia former owner is now
arousing a good deal of Interest in the
West and more par-
1 1 c u 1 a r 1 y in Ne
braska, where the
negro, John Flanni-
gan, lives. By a re
cent court decision
a large a r e a o f
O m a h a suburban
real estate, worth
hundreds of thou
sands of dollars, has
fallen into the pos
session of the for-
J O H N F L A N N IG A N .
of this he is willing and anxious to turn
over to his former master, John Bowles
Flanuigan, of Shackelford, Vu.
Klannlgan, the negro, is 110 years old
and lived most of his years as a slave in
Virginia. In the lifetime of John Bowlea
Flanulgan's father the negro had been
promised his freedom, but the elder
Flannlgan having died suddenly before
he could manumit him the negro re
mained In his slavery. Not only that,
but the son, John Bowles Flannigan,
sold the negro to a Kentucky planter,
thus separating him from his family,
and the slave did not gain his freedom
untH General Grant's attack on Fort
Donelson, when he made his escape
north, settling at Omaha.
Flannigan'8 fight for the Omaha
lands has lasted twenty years, during
which time the prairie, of which the
proprty consisted when the suit was in
stituted, has been surrounded and over
spread by the growing city of Omaha.
Soon after the court decision letters
began to arrive from the kinfolk from
all parts of the country, asking for all
kinds of assistance. Others wrote giv
ing information of his people.
Among the very first letters was one
which set the old man wild with Joy. It
was from his young master, now a man
80 years old, but still young in the mind
o f the 110-year-old ex-slave. All re
sentment at his sale had long since died
out of the negro’s mind, nnd his one
Idea, after receiving the letter, was to
see the “ young master” and place his
property In his hands, and thus an
urgent request was sent to John Bowles
Flannigan. of Shackleford, to go to
Omaha and assume the entire charge
of the property. The Virginia man is
the sole remaining representative of
one of the great families of the Old Do
minion State. His family is nil dead
and he Is alone In the world.
GHOST SCARED EXPLORER.
S p e c t e r F r i g h t e n e d S ir R ic h a r d B a r
to n and K ille d H i. D o*.
Where was there a braver man. I
wonder, than Sir Richard Burton?
Once, though, his face paled and his
breath came In gusts. A ghost did it.
of course, and this was the manner of
It. Burton was told of a house in
London—quite a poor sort of house, by
the way—which was said to be haunt
ed. “ I do not believe It," replied Bur
ton. Then he was told that it was a
specially terrible kind of ghost, and he
said he didn't believe that either. He
would go and see. To the empty house
(the three last tenants had been found
dead in lied, and such things get talk
ed about) went Burton with a friend
and a dog. “ Come up with me,” said
he to his friend, and at his own re
quest the companion locked Burton in
the room and took the key down with
him. “ I shall be all right here; I've
got my dog, too,” the great traveler
whispered confidently. “ However, If I
ring, get ready to come up; and should
I ring twice, well, come quickly.”
The friend waited as he was bid.
Minutes passed like hnure. His eyes
were glued on the hell hanging mo
tionless. A long wait. Full of fore
boding he was on the point of breaking
the conditions and going up to pros
pect when the bell did ring. And be
fore he had tackled the first flight of
stairs it pealed out again and-----. Up
those stairs he rushed, two and three
at a time, you may be sure. To open
the door was the work of an instant,
and then into his arms reeled Burton,
almost dead with terror. “ The place
is accursed.” he gasped. “ What have
you seen?" begged the friend. Bur
ton's head shook. “ No, no,” he cried.
“ My poor dog’s dead; I’m almost pal
sied with fright. More than that, no,
no, I cannot tell you.” Now this Is
qnite true, and the house was imme
diately afterward pulled down. What
did Burton see? No one knows. He
is dead now, poor fellow, and no one
ever will. The three tenants could tell
us. but terror and death came together
to them.—London Tattler.
Washington, Ind., March 5.— Train-
wreckers, in an attempt to ditch No.
13, one of the fastest express trains on
the Baltimore & Ohio Southwestern,
wrecked a fast freight, No. 98, result
ing in the death of Fireman Jo-eph
Hughes, of this city, and Harvey
Friend, of Odin, III., who was learn
ing the stations on the road so as to
work as a fireman, and fatally injured
a brakeman, W. L. Lucas, of this city,
near Lebanon, III., last night. Engi
neer Wedling escaped by jumping.
The train was running fast near Ben
nett’ s mine, a lonely hollow, 24 mile#
east of 8t. Louis, when the engine
dashed into an open switch.
gine ploughed into the switch and
turned over. Eleven freight cars piled
up on the engine and fire broke out in
The railroad officials be
lieve the wreck was caused by persons
leaving the switch open, with the in
tention of ditching and robbing the
fast express, which carried considera
The freight arrived a few
T he E ars o f J a pa nese.
minutes ahead of the express and was
The Japanese have no ear lobes. This
wrecked and the passenger train thus discovery has apparently been made for
the first time by Dr. Voif Der Heyden,
director of the public hospital I d Yoko
Big Gift to Princeton.
hama . Even if he was not the first to
New York, March 5.— The Evening discover It. he is certainly the first to
Jonrnal says Andrew Carnegie has given draw public attention to it. The ab
Princeton University $1,000,000 for the sence o f the ear lobes, he claims, is In
constrnctim of a graduate school. The some reapects the most marked distinc
gift ie made in payment of a debt of tion between the Japanese and Euro
gratitude Mr. Carnegie felt that he peans, and be maintains that the prob
owed bis physician, Joseph Garmany, able reason why the latter have lobes
who attended him during his recent is because their ancestors for many
illness in Europe.
Dr. Garmany de generations wore heavy earrings.
clined to accept a personal gift, but
suggested that something be effered
M a d e C lo s e C a lc u la t io n s .
Princeton,where Dr.Garmany graduated
Perhaps the most remarkable In
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Election In Delaware.
ployed in modern manufacturing is
Dover, Del., March 5.— For the first that of the Cambria Steel Company, of
time in feur years the state of Delaware Johnstown, Pa., which recently com
has secured fnll representation in the pleted 800 steel cars for the Weat Vir
United Statee senate. At a special ses ginia Central Railroad without having
sion the state legislators elected State a single piece of material of any kind
Senator J . Frank Allee ( Union Repnb- left over.
lican) to the senatorship which expiree
in 1907 and Congressman L. H. Bali
A n Idle brain la the devil's scheme
(Rep.) to the term expiring in 1905.
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HEAD F . NOISES
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