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An Interesting Collection of Items From
the T Hemispheres htmM ,
la Condensed Farm.
A majority of the senator U againat
the seating of Quay.
Another revolutionary plot iu Yensa
Ml haa been nipped iu the bud. ,
Million! In war munition were Ira
ported through DelKgoa bay . by the
A Doer patrol, mistaking algnala,
waa badly cut up by a hot fire from a
Rrltiah kopje.
The headquarter of General! White
and Hunter wai smaahed by a ihot
from a "Long Tom." ; v
Deaplte reports to the contrary, Web
iter Davla 1 to be retained aa assistant
secretary of the interior.
The steamer Townsend, plying be
tween Seattle and Alaskan point, la a
total lot near llnine'a Mission.
Montagu White will be received ai
the ooniinUr and diplomatio represent
ative of the South A fi lean republto.
. Secretary Root baa iaaued au order
- " appointing a complete new board of
' - i ordnance, with the exception of Gen
eral Milee.
Governor Gaga will call an extra eee
ion of the California legislature. A
United Statee wuator will probably
- be elected,
Captain I, Friedman, who died in
Ban Francisco recently, left three-qnar-ton
of bia fortune, amounting to 760,
000, to charity.
The new ah I pa now being built for
, the Oceanic Steamship Company will
be without peen in the l'aoillo, and
will greatly improve the aervice.:
Matt Hllrtrnm, who killed Luke
Mooere, the Clatsop county logger,
waa adjudged insane. The evidence
allowed the insanity to le hereditary.
, v i The overdue City ot Seattle, baa been
v.? i reported from Juneau, where aha waa
towed by the Cottage City. Tb
Heattlo'a delay waa caused by the
breaking of her propeller.
ar .The transport Pennsylvania, which
; 'i t r. aalla troui San Franoieco, will carry
' : 1 fnoda for paying off the United Statee
troop now in the Philippine. About
$1,300,000 Will U taken.
The captain and crew of 14 of the
British trinur Button, which went
' ashore on Fenwtck shoals, in Delaware
bay, have arrived tn Fblladeplhla. It
fc ,ia believed the Button wilt prove a
total lose. .. . .
In the annate Pettigraw offered a
reaolation calling on the preaident to
end the senate the report of General
Itatee relating to the treaty with the
sultan ot 8ulu. Among other tblnga
the reaolation aka whether the an It an
and hit officlala are nnder the civil ear
' vice. .,:,:..
The com ling of rabbita waa atopped
in Chicago by humane oflloari.
Mlneaat Johannesburg bavo made
Impregnable that city from au attack
ing force.
Methodiat mlsalonarlee will begin
active work in the l'hlllpplnea to con
vert the Tagala.
Count Bonl de Castellan aaya he la
' . ' : going to uae hla cane on the editor of
'. v , i the lliHi Fliraro.
Tue pope warmly praiaea the work of
'an endowment for a Catholic univer
alty t Waahington.
The Duke of Teck 1 dead at London.
He died from pneumonia after an 111
ueaa of aeveral daya.
The angar war ia to be continued oa
the aame Unea aa heretofore, and no
aettlemont ia In eight.
At Bntto, Mont., Dominiuk Manna, a
f J nninter, mounted a ladder to paint a
' nildlng. lie grabbed a live wire and
v loll dead.
Colonel George M. Randall and Col
onel Jainea Dell, have been named by
the prealdeut for promotiou to the rank
of brigadier-general.
Haifa million dollara la the esti
mated coat of repairing tho Olympia
according to the report of the 'naval
conatrnctlon board. The work will be
done at the Doaton navy-yard, and will
occupy almut a yenr.
According to the New York Ilerald'a
Waahlngton correajMindent thvre la an
' excellent proapeot that the Nicaragua
canal bill will go through "thia aoaaion
without waiting for the report of the
Walker commission.
Mra. Annie Kllnworth Smith ia dead
' at New York. She aeut the flrat tele
graphlo meaaage, "What hath God
wrought?" from the United 8tatea au
preme court room, Waahlngton, to Dal
timore. Two negroea wore ahot to death and
two white men danporately wounded ai
the roault of an attempt to arreat a ne
gro murderer at Maoon, Ga, J. H.
Dutler, colored, ia the man who did
moat of the ahootlng, and who waa
hiinaelf allot to death.
Berlin, Germany, is to eonatruot an
underground railway coating (25,000,
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Twenty-three yeara ago Senator Tel
ler entered the aenate. Only three
aenatora who aaw him aworn in are
atlll hla colloaguea Allison of Iowa,
Cockrell of Missouri, and Jonea of Ne
vada, In the intervening 28 yeara
over a hundred aenatora have died.
But Mr. Teller, although nearly three
acore and ten, ia atlll atrong and tig-proua.
The plight of Kimberley ia urgent.
The kaiaer'a birthday waa celebrated
In the uaual way throughout Germany.
Builer'a army baa retreated to the
aouth of the Tugela, with heavy loaaea.
Revolution in Venecuela, under the
leaderehip of llernafides, ia apreading.
Fire in Minneapolla destroyed a fonr
atory brick building, canalng a loaa of
9120,000. . v
It waa reported on good Transvaal
authority that Mafeklng waa relieved
on January 28.
Edgar Oewalt, a 6-year-old boy of
Alton a, waa run over by a atreet car
and fatally injured.
The Dank of Deerfiold, Doerfleld,
Wia., waa robbed of about 917,000.
The vault waa blown open bj dynamite.
Fire deatroyed the workaof the Kleo
trio Improvement Company at San
Joae, Cal., entailing a loaa of 9100,000.
Samuel Goinpera, In a conference
with Preaident MoKlnley, advocated
in eight-hour law for all government
It la aaid that Lord Roberta favored
leaving Ladyamlth to it fate and
marching on Dloemfonteln, capital of
Orange Free Bute.
The aurgeon-general of the marine
hoapital aervice haa ehipped to Hono
lulu 1,900 donee of halffkine prophylac
tic, a plague aerum.
Phil Armour Jr., eon of the Chicago
mlllionaiie, died auddenly near Santa
Barbara, Cal. Death waa due to con
geatlon of the lunga.
Dr. Leyda, diplomatio agent of the
Tranavaal, aaya the Doera do not need
to apply for mediation, aa everything
waa going eplendidly. -
Three maaked men entered the (ao
tory of Dr. I'eter Fahrney St Son, at
Chicairo, blew open the aafe and escaped
with $1,700 in currency. v
The aenate committee on Puerto
Rico, haa decided that the Inland aball
le known aa I'orto Rloo, and not
Puerto Rico, aa fixed by a recent execu
tive order. ,
The weather in the vicinity of Mel
bourne, Auatralla, baa broken , alt re
oorda for heat recently. On New
Yea, ' deatba occurred from
pron , The thermometer atood at
114 aiade, and ISO In the aun.
Cow boy a and minora in Southern
Arizona and New Mexico, have organ
ised and are preparing to invade the
atate of Sonora, Mexico, to avenge the
murder of the six American proa
pec tor by Mexican aoldiere under Gen
eral Torre. They will fight againat
the Mexican troop for the indend
enoe of Sonora and the Yaqul nation.
Recent Dawaon fire deatroyed prop
erty worth $400,000.
Bubonio plague haa broken out at Ro
aarlo. Sooth America. ,
A race riot occurred at Coalberg,
Ala. One negro waa killed.
In a long article In a I'erle paper
Emlle Zola defend a hla father's honor.
The Alaaka mail aervice will be ex
tended to Cape York the coming
The National prohibition convention
haa been called to meet at Chicago,
June 27.
The ceo una of Puerto Rloo )uat com
pleted ahowa a total of 957,000 innhab
ttaute on the laland. .
Nelaon and Rowland have eetab
llahed amallpox quarantine againat
Northern Waahingtuu and Idaho.
It ia aald the pro-Boer meeting at
Washington waa conducted almoat
wholly by anti-expanalon and anti-ad-minlatratlon
Nearly all the limine building and
many frame dwellinga at the mining
town of Ward and Lafayette, Colo
rado, were deatroyed by Are.
William Kirk, flrat mate of the
American abip Clarence 8. Dement,
waa miirderoualy aaaaulted in hia cabin
while hla vessel waa at anchor In Port
land, Or., harbor.
Chairman Laoey.iof the houae com
mittee on publio landa, aaid that it
will be impoeaible to paaa general land
lawa for Alaska at thia aeaaion, owing
to opposition in the annate.
The North China Dally Newa pub'
liahea an edict, signed by Emperor
Kwang Su, appointing aa emperor in
hla place Put Slug, the nine-year-old
eon ot Prince Tuano. The new emperor
will aacend the throne January II.
The eonato committee will report
favorably on Senator Foater'a Alaska
lighthouse bill, making an appropria
tion ot 9300,000, to Include a light
house at Unaraak pasa, Foster agreeing
to a redaction In the appropriation
from 9500,000. .
Commander Richard Walnwright,
who waa in command of the Gloucester
at the battle of Santiago, waa presented
a aword of honor and a ailver aervice
by a oommlttee representing the oitt
cena ot the District ot Columbia in the
Columbia theater, Waahington.
General Otis re porta to the war de
partment that the Western coast of the
island of Panay la now open for trade,
and that the coaat of Lagnna de Bay
and neighboring aeotiona of the country
will also be opened to unrestricted
train o by the end of the week.
Brigadier-General Greely, chief of
the aignal corps, la ateadlly recovering
from the Injuries inflicted on him by a
drunken expressman.
The resemblance between Roberta,
the polygamiat, and Senator Prltchard
of North Carolina, la remarkable. They
might be twin brothera. Both are of
the aame build, have the aame caat of
featurea, wear miiatachea trimmed
alike; and their curly hair might ba
dnplloate wlga.
House Voted Not to Admit
the Utah PolygamUt
Closing Day tha Debate Tot-
the Two Propositions Basalt Be ,
elv4 With Cbrs.
Washington, Jan. 27. The caae of
Drigham II. Roberta, the Mormof
representative-elect from Utah, wbloh
baa ocoupted ao much of the attention
of the house el pee the assembling oj
congress, waa decided today by the
adoption of a resolution to exclude him
by a vote of 208 to 60. The exact lan
guage of the resolution waa aa followa:
"That under the facta and clrcum
stances of the case, Drigham H.
Roberta, representative' elect from th
atate of Utah, ought not to have ot
hold a aeat in the house of repreaenta
tivea, and that the aeat to which be
waa elected la hereby declared vacant."
The amendment to expel Roberta
without aeatlng him, offered by Lacey,
waa ruled out on a point of order, and
the house only voted on the resolutions
ot the majority and minority of th
oommlttee. The bitter to aeat and
then expel Roberta waa defeated, 81
to 244. An analysis of thia vote show,
that 170 Republicans, 73 Democrat
and two Populiata voted againat it, and
73 Democrats, aix Republicans, two
Populiata and two Silver-Republicans
for It. . .,
The affirmative vote on the majority
resolution to exclude Roberta and de
clare the aeat vacant waa divided f
followa: Republican, 168; Demo
crata, 96; ropolista, 4. The oegativ.
vote: Democrat, 47; Silver-Republicans,
2 Populiata, 1.
There were over a acore of apeaken
today, and the closing speeches on eacl
aide were particularly able. Lanham,
of Texaa, closed for the majority, and
DeArmond. ot Missouri, for the minor
ity. The announcement of the result ol
the final vote waa received with oheera,
Roberta waa present throughout the
day, and left the hall after the result
of the last vote bad been announced.
Aa he did ao, he gave out a statement
justifying his retention ot hla plural
wlvea, on the ground that- his moral
obligation waa more binding upon hla
conscience than technical obedience to
atatutory lawa, and aaying that there
waa little excuse tor the extraordinary
efforts too crush a system already aban
doned and practically dead. He aald
he waa a martyr to a "spasm of preju
dice." He would not, he aaid, attempt
to tm for congress again, although he
would go back home with a light heart
confident ot the future.
Old Rlavwr QaasMoa.
Washington, Jan. 27. Juat at tha
aloae of today's aeaaion of the aenate,
a' apeech delivered by Money, of Mis
sissippi, on the race question in tha
South precipitated a heated colloquy
between htm and Chandler, of New
Hampshire, in which the latter alleged
that the Southern senators, by intern
perate statements, were reopening tha
whole Southern question In the aenate,
after It waa supposed to be dead. Tbo
charge which Chandler particularly
noticed waa made by Morgan, of Ala
bama; who i absent at present, but aa
it had been reiterated eubatanttally, in
Chandler's opinion, by other senators,
he declared he did not purpose to per
mit it to go nnrefuted. The charge
waa made that the civil war had been
precipitated by deigning politlctana ot
the North for the purpose of putting
the alavea on a political and social
equality with the Southern whites.
Chandler's refutation of the atatement
waa made with characteristic vehe
mence and aggressiveness, but as no
reply waa offered, the Incident ended
The urgent deficiency bill, carrying
about $9,000,000, passed without di
vision, and practically without debate.
: HssistJP might.
Wilkeabarre, Pa., Jan. 87. A
freight train on the Central railroad of
New Jersey, coming down the Wilkea
barre mountain, this afternoon, ran
away. At the foot ot the mountain,
near the Ashley aiding, the cars left
the track and were piled high in a big
wreck. There waa dynamite in one of
the cars and it exploded with great
foroe. The shook waa felt tor a dis
tance ol 20 miles. The wlndowa in
nearly every houae in the town of Ash
ley were broken. Three men, all ot
them brakemen, were killed, two un
known men were fatally Injured and
aeveral others were badly hurt. The
dead are: Frank McLaughlin, of Mauch
Chunk, aged 27; Michael Bird, of Ash
ley, aged 23, and William Buokley, ot
thia city, aged 28.
Dyaamlta Outrage at Donir.
Leadville, Colo., Jan. 87. Another
dynamite outrage the fourth alnoe
Sunday was committed at 4 o'clook
this morning, when an explosion In the
rear ot the Western opera houae cauaed
alight damage. When the police ar
rived, they found two sticks of giant
powder that tailed to explode. The
city la greatly excited and a force ot
night watchmen will be employed.
Petition For Mediation.
Brussels, Jan. 27. Nearly 100,000
signatures have been appended to the
Address promoted by M. Le Juene and
other members of the Universal Peaoe
Society, asking President McKinley to
mediate, which will be forwarded to
Waahington In the course ol a fort
night. -
Victoria, B. O,. Jan. 27. Fire to
night deatroyed one blook, principally
small buildings. The loaa will not ex
ceed 95.000.
President Bow Ba m Mew Pisa for the
New York, Jan. 27. A special to
the Herald from Waahington aaya. Th
proposition made by the Filipino leader,
Senor Mablni, for a civil commlaaion
to treat with the Filipino will not be
considered by the administration nntll
Aguinaldo aurrendera, and In official
circles the general disposition is to re
gard Mablni 's request as anotner play
lor delay. '.
It ia the purpose of President McKln
ley to inaugurate a civil goverment to
superaede .military rule in the Philip
plnea at the earliest possible moment,
and he is favorably inclined toward a
commission in Hen of a governor-general,
and ia discussing the question ol
available men for auch a commission.
If bis present plana are carried out tba
FUlpinoa will have all of the commis
sions they want to confer with, for in
addition to a commlaaion for the gov
ernment of the ialanda, it is not un
likely that congress will appoint a
joint oommiaaion to investigate the is
lands next summer and report to the
next aeaaion aa a guide for future legis
lation. A great deal of interest waa mani
fested in congressional circles in thi
communication from Senor Mablni.
There is some diversity of opinion ovei
the proposition and it feasibility.
Senator Hoar, leader of the anti-administration
forces in this light, was deep
ly interested in the proposition.
"That sounds fair and just," aaid
he. "and I do not see how snh a propo
sition can well be declined. Aa I un
derstand, all the FUlpinoa ask ia that
congress listen to them before deciding
their fate.". f
Senator Lodge, who repreaenta the
administration's views of the Philip
pine question, said:
"It will be time enough to talk ol
commissions when these people lay
down their arms and stop fighting our
Senator . Boveridge, a moat pro
nounced annexationist, regard Mablni
aa the equal, aa a conservative states
man, of any man in publio life in
America, Of his proposition, how
ever, the senator said:
"I would have to study it mon
closely before giving an opinion thai
would be of value, but it I were to an
ewer off hand, I would say that it
seema to me hia suggestion haa been
anticipated by the appointment of the
civil commlaaion which visited the
islands and which did everything pos
sible to bring about an understanding
with the natives."
John Barrett, former minister tc
Siam, aaid:
"Whatever cornea from Mablni ii
certainly - worth considering. I am
inclined, however, to think it ia too
late for anything to be done on the Una
he auggeata. The only thing to do if
to go in and complete American victory
and then get to work and help the Fili
pino develop v the largest amount of
elf-government of which they are capa
ble." :
Hlle la Open Bebellloa Against the
Honolulu, Jan. 19, via Victoria, B.
C, Jan. 27. Up to and including Jan
uary 15, there were 84 cases of bubonic
plague reported, 17 of which proved
fatal. Since that date five cases have
been discovered. The most important
and alarming was that ot a white
woman, the wife of George Borman, an
old resident. This case waa reported
the 6th. The woman lingered for two
daya and then succumbed. This case
created great alarm among the white
people here, and a citl tens' meeting
was called and active steps were taken
to district the city, and now a house-to-house
inspection is made twice a
day and each occupant must be ao
counted for. It ia believed that this
plan will do more to stamp out the
trouble than any steps yet taken. The
board of health atlll continues to burn
all Infected buildings. About one-half
of Chinatown haa been deatroyed by
fire. Before the month ia out it ia ex
pected that thia plague spot will be en
tirely reduced to ashes.
The town ot Ililo has come out in
open rebellion againat the government,
and threatens to resist by force any at
tempt to carry out the rules made by
the authorities here. Reports from the
Hawaiian town indicate a condition
bordering on panic amoug the people,
who aeem ready to offer mob violence
to representatives of the government.
A Body of Armed and Determined Men
Invade Frankfort. Ky.
Frankfort, Ky., Jan. 87. A special
train bearing more than 1,000 men,
carrying Winchester rifles, arrived in
Frankfort thia morning. The men hail
from the counties ot Bell, Allen, Knox,
Harlan, Whitley, Metcalf and Kdmon
eon. Frankfort ia overflowing with
visitors, but none except those arriving
today carry arms. Governor Taylor
stated to the press representative that
the men were not soldier.
The men marched to the atatehouae,
ataoked their guna and took np posi
tions in groupa about the building.
Adjutant-General Collier states he had
no knowledge that the men were com
ing. Many ot the visitors are members
of the atate guard.
Ex-Secretary of State Flnley ad
dressed the vlattors from the step ot the
tate house. He said the object of the
gathering was to see justice done. A
committee waa appointed to draft reso
lutions. Stephen Sharp, of Lexington,
waa chosen chairman.
Chinese Kmporer Is Dend.
London, Jan. 27. According to a
special dlapatoh from Shanghai, it ia
reported that Emperor Kwang Su has
committed suicide.
Warren Abandons Bplonkop.
London, Jan. 87. The war office an
Bounces that General Warren haa
abandoned Sptonkon.
Important Gathering: to
Held at Salem.
Praltgrowere, Stockmen, Hepgrowen
ad Hortieultartst Will Bo
Present at Meeting.
Salem, Or., Jan. 29. The farmers'
congress to be held in Salem February
7 and 8 will probably be the moat im
portant meeting of the kind ever held
in thm atate.
The gathering will be of more than
atate importance, for the agricultural
Interests of California, Waahington
and Idaho will also be represented. II
will be more than a meeting of farmer,
a that term la generally understood,
for fruitgrowers, stockmen, hopgrow
era, horticulturists, in fact, men of all
occupations related to agriculture, will
be present. The congress ia intendeo
to comprehend all the departmenta of.
the diveraified agricultural induatriet
of the coaat, and it ia expected that a
permanent organization will be ef
fected. Thia movement waa started by thi
Salem chamber of commerce, working
in unison with the atate board of agri
culture, and one of the chief objects b
be attained ia the arrangement of dates
of the state fairs of Oregon, California,
Waahington and Idaho ao that then
will be no conflict. Dy auch an ar
rangement horsemen and exhibitor!
will be enabled to make the circuit ol
the coast states each season, and the
varioua fairs will be improved accord
ingly. Secretary of State Dunbar haa
offered the uae of either of the legisla
tive chambera for the congress, and it
Is expected that the meetings will be
held in one of these spacious halls.
The date has been arranged so aa to be
convenient for those who may come
from various parts of the state to at
tend the meeting of the League of Re
publican clubs; to tie held in Portland
February 6. Secretary II. D. Thielaen,
of the Salem chamber of commerce,
has prepared a programme for the con
gresa and all who attend the amnions
will be assured a rare treat.
Change Satisfactory Thy gee Benefit
Coming to Business Interests.
Chicago, Jan. 29. George II. Med
hunt, a prominent merchant of Hong
Kong, while in Chicago today, on hia
way to London, said:
"The commercial interests of Kofcg
Kong look with favor on the American
rule of the Philippines. In the past it
has been the misfortune of those is
lands to have been moat wretchedly
governed, and in general the conditions
which have obtained there have tended
to check progress on the part of the
people and the development ot the un
doubtedly great natural resources of
those islands. Under the rule of thi
country, all those conditions will be
changed, the resources of the islands
will be developed, business will, ex
pand greatly and the policy of thia
country will make them inviting fields
fir commercial venture and enterprise.
"The business interests of Hong
Kong will unquestionably be benefited
by these changed conditions and in
other ways we hail the advent of the
United States into the Orient." '
Philippine Scientist.
San Francisco, Jan. 27. Father Jose
Algue, director of the Manila observa
tory, the largest of the kind in the
Orient, and hla assistant, Father Jose
Clos, have arrived here, en route to
Washington, with manv folios of valu
able acientiflo data, which they hope to
have published by the government.
They have come to America upon the
urgent invitation of Preaident Schur
man, ot Cornell university, who wai
president of the Philippine commis
sion, and also by the request of Governor-General
Otis, Of the Philippinea.
Both of them arc Spaniards and
Jesuit priests. Father Algue is a ty
phoon expert, and his companion is an
authority on earthquakes. They bring
with them besides 13 manuscript vol
umes on scientific subjects, many valu
able mapa of the Philippine islands.
Six Americans Shot.
El Paso, Jan. 29. The mail tonight
from Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico, brings
the news that a report is current then
that six Americans, David Cusick, John
Eldredge, George Lunt, Charles Burns,
Lon Webster and Henry Williams,
were shot last week near the foot of tha
Baeatete mountains, east of Guaymas,
by order of General Torres, who is in
command of the Mexican troops now
operating against the Yaqui Indians in
Baeatete range.
It is further reported that the mattet
waa brought to the attention of the
American consul at Guaymas, but th
latter declined to aotr - U ia
Mexican troops found the Ai
in friendly intercourse wi
Yaquis, whom the troops hi
ronnded in the range. Sot
Americana are known here,
prospectors. Americana at
warn all Amertcnaa to keep av
Yaqui country. J-J
Dynamite Bxploded In n Tr
Wilkeabarre,, Pa., Jan. 1
men were killed and eight
jured aa a result of a runaws1
and the explosion ot dynamite
lowed, on the Central railroad
Jersey, at Ashley laat nig
complete list of the dead ia:
Frank McLaughlin, br.
Michael Bird, brakeman; Pet
engine wiper; Charle Haney;
known tramp. Hanluy went tt
gine houae to idle time away u'
going to night aohool,
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fear Thnt The War Office I With
holding Bad Mews.
London, Jan, 29. Seven day of
fighting have left the, main Boer posi
tion intact, 'and General Bailer 706
weaker, according to the official casu
alty lists, which seemingly do not in
culde the Spionkop losses, aa those last
forwarded do not mention General
Wondgate'a wounding.
England is possessed by a sense of
failure, though not a word in criticism
of her generals and soldiers is uttered.
Not much effort ia made to place a hap
py construction upon General Boiler's
18 words, telling of the retirement
from Spionkop, and there ia an uneasy
impression abroad that worse newa is
yet to come. At one of the military
clubs tonight, the atatement passed
from one person to another that the
war office had received an unpleasant
supplementary dispatch from General
Buller, which waa being held up tor
13 houra.
Spencer Wilkinson, in the Morning
Post, writes aa followa of the Spionkop
"Thia ia a serious matter, and an at
tempt will not here be made to mini
mize it, for no greater wrong can be
done to our people at home than to mis
lead them about the significance of the
events of the war. The right way is
to tell the truth, as fares we know it."
But the facts from the neighborhood
of the Tngela are scantier than ever.
The censorship now is simply prohibi
tive, and something is wrong with the
cables. The break on the east coast
lines has been lepaired, but the cable
between San Thome and Luanda, on
the west coast, is uow interrupted.
"More troops 1" is the only suggestion
here as to the way to break the Doer
resistance. Mr. Wilkinson regrets
that General Buller has not 20,000
more men, declaring that if they would
not make victory certain, hia enter
prise without them is helpless.
The Spectator, dealing with the ne
cessity of large additional military pre
parations, aaya: "It may be that we
hare yet another cycle of disasters In
front ot us."
The transport Assaye arrived at Cape
Town last Friday, with 2,127 officer!
and men. The first portion of th
Seventh division is afloat. Hence,
with the 10,000 men of this division,
and about 9,000 now at sea, it lies in
the power of Lord Roberts to reinforce
General Duller heavily. This course is
advised by several military writers.
Although England's nerve are se
verely tried, her nerve ia absolutely un
shaken, and probably nothing that can
happen in South Africa will change in
the slightest degree her intentions.
She will continue to receive bad news,
if it comes, with dignity, and will
maintain her determination to win at
last. .
Department of Commerce.
Washington. Jan. 39. The question
of establishing a department of the
government to be known aa the depart
ment of commerce, with a cabinut offi
cer at its head, has been discussed at
considerable length by the aenate com
mittee on commerce. The discussion
was based upon a very complete report
on the subject prepared by Senator Nel
son. It ia proposed to include in the new
department a bureau of manufactures,
and to transfer from the treasury de
partment the life-saving, lighthouse,
marine hospital and steamboat inspec
tion sen-ice, the bureaus of navigation,
immigration, statistics and coast and
geodetic surveys; to transfer from the
interior department the commission of
railway, the census office and the geo
detic survey, and from the state depart
ment the bureau of foreign commerce.
The department of labor and the fish
commission are also placed nnder this
Robert's Salary.
Washington, Jan. 39. The question
of salary and mileage allowed for Mr.
Roberta is to be considered by th
house committee on account. Then
is about $1,000 on mileage, and a likt
amount tor salary, conditionally ' dut
Mr. Roberts, but there is some doubt
as to whether those sums should be al
lowed. The attorney-general, on appll
cation, haa refused to pass on the aub
ject, aa it ia not in hia jurisdiction, an
the controller of the treasury haa a Is
referred the matter back to the commit
tee on accounts. The latter body wll!
now seek to get at the law in the cast
and reach a decision.
Investigation ot Wnrdner Troubles.
Washington, Jan. 29. The housi
committee on military affairs tod a)
agieed to proceed with the investiga
tion of the Idaho labor troubles Febru
ary 14, and it was arranged that the
governor and auditotr of the state anc
Major-General Merriam should b
asked to appear at that time. Sulzer,
of New York, and Lenta, ot Ohio, wb
have been urging the inquiry, are t
furnish the names ot additional wit
nesses to be examined.
Diamond Robbery in Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Jan. 27. Diamonds
valued at $6,000 were stolen from thi
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Buller's Forces Have Re
crossed the Tugela.
Buller Think Transraaler Bave Been
Targht to Bespeet Fighting Qami
itlea of HI Troop.
London, Jan. 80. General Buller
aaya General Warren's troops have re
treated south of the Tugela river. The
Boers say the British lost 1,500 killed
Wednesday. It is believed here this
includes the wounded. The Boers also
claim that 150 of the English troops
surrendered at Spionkop.
British Left ISOO Dend.
Boer Head Laager, Ladysmith, Jan.
30. The British dead left on the battle
field yesterday numbered 1,500.
Bailer's Official Dispatch to the War
Office The Fighting.
London, Jan. 80. General Buller'a
dispatch to the war office atatea that
Spionkop waa abandoned on account of
lack of water, inability to bring artil
lery there and the heavy Boer fire.
General Buller givea no liat of causal
tiea. His whole force withdrew south
of the Tugela river, with the evident
intention of reaching Ladyamlth by
another route.
Following ia the text of General Bul
ler'a dispatch, dated Spearman'aCamp,
Saturday Jan. 27:
'"On January 20 Warren drove back
the enemy and obtained possession of
the southern crests of the high table
land extending from the line of Acton
Homes and liongerspoort to the west
ern Ladysmith hills. From then to
January 25 he remained in close con
tact with the enemy.
Boer Held Strong Position.
"The enemy held a atrong position
on a range of small kopjes stretching
from northwest to southeast across the
plateau from Acton Homes, through
Spionkop, to the left bank of the Tugela.
The actual position held waa perfectly
tenable, but did not lend itself to an
advance, as the southern slopes were ao
steep that Warren could not get an
effective artillery position, and water
auppliea were a difficulty.
"On January 23 I assented to hia
attacking Spionkop, a large bill, indeed,
a mountain which was evidently the
key to the position, but was far more
accessible from the north than from the
south. On the 'night of January 23
he attacked Spionkop, but found it very
difficult to hold, aa ita perimeter was
to large, and water, which he had been
led to believe existed, in thia extraor
dinary dry season was found very
"The crest was held all that day
against severe attacks, 'and a heavy
shell fire. Our men fought with great
"General Woodgate, who was in
command of the summit, having been
wounded, the officer who succeeded
him decided on the night ot January
24 to abandon the position, and did so
before dawn January 25.
"1 reached Warren's camp at 5 A.
M. on January 25, and decided that a
second attack upon Spionkop was use
lees, and that the enemy'a right waa
too strong to allow me to force it.
Decided to Withdraw.
"Accordingly, I decided to withdraw
the force to the aouth of the Tugela.
At 6 A. M. we commenced withdraw
ing the men, and by 8 A. M., January
27, Warren 'a force waa concentrated
aouth ot the Tngela without the loss ot
a man or a pound of stores.
"The fact that the foroe should with
draw from actual touch in some cases
the linea were lesa than 1,000 yards
apart with the enemy in the manner
it did, is, I think, sufficient evidence of
the morale of the troops, and that we
were permitted to withdraw our cum
brous ox and mule transports across the
river, 85 yards broad, with 20-foot
banks and a very awift current, unmo
lested, ia, I think, proof that the enemy
haa been taught to respect our soldiers'
fighting powers."
Plague In Mew Caledonia.
Vancouver, B. C, Jan. 29. From
Noumea, New Caledonia, the steam
ship Miowera brings alarming reports
of the ravages ot the plague, which has
been prevalent there since early in De
cember. There were 16 deaths during
the first 10 days following the out
break. The plague is attributed to the
filthy quarters of the Japanese, Tonki
nese and Kanakas. All the Kanakas
have been isolated on an island adja
cent to the town. Up to December 23
there had been no deaths among the
whites, eight of whom had been in
fected, but nine Kanakas, two Japanese
and five Tonkinese had died of the dis
ease. Much alarm is felt by the resi
dents and business is at a standstill.
The natives believe the plague is a visi
tation of providence, and that it ia
wrong to take means to oheck it.
At Pomeroy last week 81 horaea were
duly inspected, and purohaaed by the
government. About aa many were re
jected. Vienna, Jan. 80. A seriona view is
taken in diplomatio circles here of the
situation in China. The Neue Frei
Presse thinks that other powers will
follow the example of France and send
warshipa to protect their aubjecta.
The Austro-Hungarian cruiser Sonta
will arrive at Hong Kong in a few days,
and will be at the disposal of the
Austro-Hungarian minister at Peking.
Governor Lcary, of Guam, report
the condition in that island aa highly