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VOL. 0. HOOD RIVER, OREGON, SAT III ID AY. FEBRUARY 23, 1895. NO. 39.
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THE FUNDING BILL
To Be 'Further Considered by
h the House.
PLEA. OF INSUFFICIENT TIME
The Committee Decide. That There
Should Be Another, Opportunity to
Vote for the Bill Railroads Willing;
to Pay Principal Without Interest.
Washington, February 14. The house
committee on Pacific railroads decided
to-day to report the- Reilly Pacific rail
road bill back to the house for further
consideration. 'The committee decided
that the house should have another op
portunity to vote for the bill in view of
the fact that the resolution recommitting
the bill to the committee stated that
sufficient time had not been allowed for
Its consideration. In reporting the bill
the committee will also submit without
. recommendation the proposition made
by the railroads to pay the principal of
the debt without interest. This action
is to enable the house to vote upon the
proposition if it so desires.
A motion to report a foreclosure bill
received only one vote in, committee.
The proposition for payment of the prin
cipal of the debt as submitted by the re
organization committee, and which will
be offered as atl additional section of the
bill, is as follows:
" Section 19. If the said Union Pa
cific Railway Company, or the commit'
tee formed for the reorganization of said
company, or the appointees of said com
mittee, or the Central Pacific Railroad
Company or any trustees approved by it
within twlv months' from the day of
the passage of this act shall pay or pro
cure to be paid ;to the secretary of the
treasury an amount in cash equal to the
par or face value of the subsidy bonds of
the United States, issued to aid in the
construction of the .railroad of such com
pany? the secretary of. the treasury shall
accept said sum and cover the same into
the treasury, and thereupon all claims
of the United States against such com
pany together ,w,rth all liens securing
the same shall be assigned (but without
recourse to the United States in any :
event), by instrument executed by the J
secretary of the treasury in its behalf of
said company, or said committee, or its
appointees or said trustees purchasing
the same, and all money and securities
in the sinking fund of said company in
the treasury of the United States shall
be thereupon paid and delivered over to
the said m committee, company v . or
trustee." '". " ,
DEBS JURY DISCHARGED.
Juror Coe's Illness that Caufce of a MIs
. j: trial. -Jj-
Chicago, February 14.4-Judge Gross
cup has postponed the Debs $rial-until
the first Monday in May.y He J dis
charged the jury to4day on account of
the serious illness , of Juror Coe. A
dramatic Bcene folfowld the decision of
Judge Grosscup discharging the jury.
The jurymen left their seats and while
some stopped to shake Judge Grosscup's
hand the majority of them hurried to
where the prisoners were seated and
surrounded Debs.' They slapped him on
the back, shook hands, with him and.
again and again expressed profound ad
miration for his bearing during the
trial. Juror Baird said to him: : .
" Debs, when this trial opened I was
in favor of giving you a five-year; sen
tence, but now I am anxious to see you
free." ' - .- --.
Similar expressions were heard from
the other jurors, and it was evident that
the case would have resulted in an ac
quittal had it not ended in a mistrial.
The attorneys for the defense were crest
fallen at the" sudden ending of the case.
All expressed the opinion that victory
was in sight for the defendants when
Juror Coe's illness stopped the proceed
ings. The defendants were equally sor
ry that the (rial: could not proceed.
Debs expressed himself as confident that
he and his associates would have been
acquitted. The continuance of the case
leaves the American Railway Union
directors free temporarily, but under
two bail bonds each.
THE NATION'S WARDS.
Annual Report of the Board of Indian
. Commissioners. '
Washington, February 14. The board
of Indian commissioners to-day submit
ted its twenty-ninth annual report to
the secretary of the interior. , The re
port states that the awarding of con
tracts for Indian supplies has been fair
and impartial, and the goods delivered
fully . up to the samples. There have
been but few complaints from the agen
cies and schools in this regard. The
sweeping charges of fraud in the Indian
service, which are sometimes published,
are founded, it says, upon traditions
that have come down from iormer times.
The report reviews the situation in the
Indian Territory ; refers to the graphic
picture drawn by Senator Dawes of the
state of affairs among the five civilized
tribes, and urges an earnest effort to
settle the important and vexing ques
tion which has kept the attention of
congress for many years. The report
recommends mat a government should
be devised which will give to all the
people, without distinction of race, the
usual protection of the law, and make
all citizens of the United States. Under
wise legislation, it says, the Indian Ter
ritory will soon become prosperous and
be admitted a strong and wealthy state
into the American union.
The report strongly recommends the
education ot tne Indian children at pub
lic schools as a step forward toward the
transference of the whole work; of In
dian education to the states and making
unnecessary specino Indian schools.
In conclusion - the report says that
some of the Indian agencies can soon be
dispensed with, but it will still be years
before all can be cleared, and tne pres
ent talk of abolishing them is idle con
versation. The Indians now need the
advice and help of some trusted friend.
These recommendations are made:
A modification of the laws relating to
the leasing and sale of allotted lands ;
the placing of the entire Indian service
under the regulations of the civil service
law, and an increase of appropriations
for education.
AFFAIRS ON THE ISTHMUS.
Serious
Nature of the Revolution In
Colombia.
New York, February 14.-A late ar
rival from the iBthmus of Panama
brings information' of the seriousness of
the revolution now in progress in the
Republic of Colombia. BattleB have
been fought at several places in the in
terior, which the government reports as
disastrous to the revolutionists, but the
agents of the rebels assert this is not
true. The activity of the government in
seizing the Bteamer Premier and for
warding arms and ammunition to the
southern departments show the anxiety
felt. No reports unfavorable to the
government are allowed to be printed.
Local mails and personal letters are
subjected to inspection, and letters an
tagonistic to the government would re
sult in the immediate arrest of the
sender. All passenger shipB arriving at
Colon are closely examined for suspect
ed sympathizers and munitions of war,
and the cable lines are also under sur
reillance. Affairs on the Isthmus are very dull,
and seemingly quiet, but an outbreak is
imminent at any time, as the laborers
employed by the Panama railroad and
canal companies are on the verge of a
strike owing to the low wages and in
creased cost of living since January 1,
when an import duty of 10 per cent on
all invoices went into effect, and in the
event of a strike of the employes there
is little doubt but the sympathizers with
the revolution would take advantage of
thel situation to secure arms and ammu
nition from the government. No one
is allowed on the streets of Panama and
Colon without a pass after 10 o'clock p.
and the police are ready to disperse
any crowd even in the daytime. The
presence of the United States cruiser
Atlanta at Colon, and the Nymphe and
Satellite, two English men-of-war, at
Panama, has a salutary effect upon the
dissatisfied .employes of the Panama
Railroad Company. .
DEPOSITS ALREADY MADE.
No Interest on Bonds In Payment Until
'.' After the Gold Is Deposited.
Washington, February 13. Secretary
Carlisle has informed the New York
yndicate, with which the 3,500,000
ounces of gold were contracted for, that
the interest on bonds given in payment
would not be commenced until after the
deposit of the gold, and in consequence
a large amount of gold was to-day de
livered at the assay office. - The superin
tendent of the assay office has been in
structed to receive the gold by weight,
and to pay in certificates ' of' deposit,
which : will be received for the bonds
when they are ready for delivery. None
of the gold will be counted, but will be
weighed in as bullion, and if standard
at the rate of $18.60465 per ounce, or as
43 ounces of etandard gold is exactly
equal to $800, the weight may be multi
plied by SOU and divided by 43 to de
termine the value in dollars. Under
these instructions abraised coin will be
received the same as new, and if foreign
coin is offered, it will be melted and its
value determined by assay.
. The Canal Project Favored. v
Seattle, February, 14. The commit
tee of St. Louis capitalists, which came
here to examine and report on the pro
posed harbor improvements and Lake
Washington canal, left for Portland to
day, and on reaching St. Louis will
make a favorable report on the improve
ments to the Mississippi Valley Trust
Company, which has contracted to take
the bonds.
A START IS DESIRED
The State Legislatures Should
Take the Initiative.
THEN CONGRESS WILL ACT
Fish Commissioner Maedonald Regrets
the Possible Refuial of the Oregon
. and Washington Legislatures to Pro-
tect Salmon Fisheries.
Washington, February : 15..- Fish
Commissioner Maedonald looks with re
gret upon the possible refusal of , the
Oregon and Washington legislatures to
do anything looking to the protection of
salmon fisheries, which would give the
general government an opportunity to
do something toward enlarging the pro-
duct ot the wondertui Columbia river
fish, r Congress is ready to do something
as soon as the fish commission will rec
ommend, and Mr. Maedonald is anxious
to make his recommendation as soon as
he-can, if there is a prospect of making
a feasible expenditure of money.- The
fish commissioners cannot think that
either legislature will be so short-sighted
as to neglect to take the proper pre
caution for salmon preservation, when
it is apparent if present methods are
continued it is only a short time before
the salmon . Buppfy will be practically
exhausted. It will result in ultimate
damage to the whole state, and especial
ly to the very men who are now said to
be standing in the way of legislation by
the states most vitally interested.
As to getting an appropriation for the
propagation of salmon, there is no ques
tion as soon as the states comply with
the regulations insisted upon by the fish
commission. Many of the senators and
representatives have had an opportun
ity to test the quality of Columbia
salmon, and they will do anything to
help preserve it. Senators Dolph and
Mitchell and Representative Hermann
have on more than one occasion fed the
hungry congressmen with - this tooth
some fish, while Hon. J. B. Montgomery
has often done the same. - The Colum
bia river salmon is well-known in Wash
ington, and everybody would like to
have the fish preserved by such meas
ures as are necessary. It may now be
too late to get an appropriation at this
session. . if the state legislature had
acted by this time it could have been
procured, but there will not be the
slightest difficulty in the next congress
if the legislatures do their duty. -
RIOTS IN NEW ORLEANS.' -
Dynamite Found Concealed in a Bale
of Cotton. ; . - v :
New Orleans, February b. The
United States marshals,; who. are- pro
tecting the negro laborers engaged in
loading the Bteamer Floridian, of the
West Indian and Pacific Steamship line,
at Southport, the southern terminus of
the Mississippi .Valley railroad, , just
above the limits' of New Orleans, saw a
suspicious man. yesterday morning
among the cotton, bales on the 'wharf.
He was watched and detected conceal
ing something in a bale of cotton. ' He
was arrested at once and tne cotton ex
amined. It was found that he had put
enough -dynamite in the cotton to blow
the l loridan to pieces. The federal au
thorities refuse to give the name of the
man, but there seems" to be no reason-to:
doubt that the attempted crime was due
to the bitter feeling growing out of the
labor troubles here.
The West Indian '& Pacific Steamship
Company was one of the first lines to
employ negro labor in loading as against
whites. The white laborers were indig
nant and struck. .- The wharves of the
company were set on fire a' few days
afterward and burned with' all the
freight, the total loss being $300,000.
At southport, wnere the man was ar
rested yesterday, there' has been no
trouble for weeks, but the negro steve
dore in charge of the' loading of vessels
was shot several weeks ago by. white
men. The race labor troubles on the
river front have prevailed since October.
The (Juban Steamship uom pan y, which
has two vessels loading here with cotton
won a signal victory yesterday in the
United States court. The company findr
ing the loading of its vessels prevented
or interrupted by the strike of the screw
men and other labor men on the river;
front,- attempted - to use its crew for
loading. The laborers have protested
against this, and under an act of the
legislature of 1880, which prohibits ves
sels using their crews to load or dis
charge cargoes, the mayor and chief of
police were appealed to and stopped all
work. The company appealed to tne
federal courtB yesterday-, for an injunc
tion. Judge .Fariange's decision was
strongly in its favdr. "He declares' the
law passed by the legislature, which has
been enforced lor niteen years without
ever being challenged before, unconsti
tutional, prohibited the mayor and po
lice - Irom interfering with the crew
working, and announced that the com
nanv had a good suit for. damages
against the authorities for the interrup
tion to which it had already been sub
jected. . --. -
General Schofield Is Grateful.; ' .
Washington,' February .15. In a let
ter to Senator Hunton, of Virginia,
Lieutenant-General Schofield thanks
him for his urging of the confirmation
of the general's nomination, and says
the' senator's public announcement of
the fact that he had gained the friend
ship of the "big-hearted" people of Vir
ginia is an honor more dear to him than
any military rank. . s
INCOME TAX RETURNS.
Time Extended and Additions Made by
the Senate Committee.
Washington, February 14. The sen
ate finance committee to-day authorized
a favorable report on the house concur
rent resolution extending the time for
making returns under the income tax
law from March 1 to April 15 with the
following additions :
ue it mrtner resolved, That in com
puting incomes under said . act, the
amounts necessarily paid for fire insur
ance premiums and for ordinary repairs
upon any real estate shall be deducted
from the rents accrued or received from
suca real estate.
It is also resolved. That in computing
incomes under this act. the amounts re
ceived as dividends upon the stock -of
any corporation, company or association
shall not be included. In such cases
dividends are liable to a tax of 2 per
cent in the net profits of said corpora
tion, company or association, although
such tax may not have been actually
paid by such corporation, etc., at the
time of making returns by the person.
corporation or association receiving such
dividends. ; -
It is further resolved that no taxpayer
shall be required in his or her annual
return under said act to answer any in
terrogatories unless specifically provided
lor in said act.
The resolution as amended was after
ward reported to the senate;
ONE OF THE CONDEMNED.
History of William T. Seward, Now
Under Sentence In Hawaii.
New Yobk, February 13. Colonel
William T. Seward, condemned to death
at .Hawaii, formerly lived at Orient, L.
He was very prominent on Eastern
Long Island. It first became known
yesterday that the unfortunate Colonel
Seward at Hawaii is the William T. Se
ward, who for many years had charge of
the extensive Long Beach fish works.
Colonel Seward came to. Orient many
years ago from Hartford, Conn., to be
employed at the fish works as chemist.
Upon the death of ex-Senator Lewis A.
Edwards Mr. Seward occupied his hand
some residence, and bad charge of the
factories. The residence is now owned
by Caleb A. Dyer, and is one of the
finest in Eastern Long Island. The fish
works became involved about ten years
ago and Mr. Seward left his wife and
two children in' Orient, went to Port
Royal, 8. C, and engaged in work , in
phosphate works. - That was not suc
cessful, .Frony thence he traveled ex
tensively and landed in San Francisco,
irom. where he sailed for the Sandwich
Islands. After leaving Orient Mr. Se
ward met with little success. His fam
ily became despondent. His place was
sold and his family moved to Guilford;
Conn., where they now reside. , Mr, Se
ward is said to be about 55 years of age.
He was a member of the Masonic
lodge at Greenport: was a personal
friend of Senator Hawley of Connecticut
and served in the Union army. : A letter
was received yesterday by the secretary
or . tne ureenport Masonic lodge irom
Mrs. Seward asking that the lodge take
some steps in behalf of her unfortunate
husband. This interested many of his
friends on Eastern .Long Island, and a
letter has been sent to James W. Covert
and David B. Hill urging them to inter
est themselves in the matter.
INDIAN WAR CLAIMS.
Joint Memorial of Oregon's Legislature
fi;.:-) Forwarded to Washington.
Sales'' pri, February 13, -A copy, of
the following letter was mailed from the
executive department to-day to each of
OregoU's-'delegates in congress. It is
Governor Lord's approval - of the joint
memorial of the Oregon legislature rela
tive to the payment of certain money to
the Indian war veterans by the national
government. The letter bears the date
of February 9, . the signature of his ex
cellency William P.. Lord, and is as fol
lows": ' '"; ' , , . , ;' ' ,'
1 herewith transmit a copy of H. j.
M.. No. 6 of the legislature of Oregon to
congress. " This memorial has my earn
est approval. - It plainly states;' estab
lished fact. . ;,the sum of $6,011,459 was
found ty a commission of the United
States to be rightfully owing by the gov
ernment to the citizens of the Pacific
Northwest : for services rendered and
property furnished or destroyed in the
Indians wars of 1855 and 1856: ;it was
scaled down arbitrarily almost one half
in 1860 by the third auditor of the treas
ury, and there is justly due the citizens
of Oregon and Washington the sum of
$3,296,648. Delay in payment is inde
fensible: : I should be gratified to have
Oregon's delegation in congress give this
memorial careful attention at an early
day.andearnestly.support such measure
as it .indicates" . , : ; , ,
LEFT OVER. FROM THE STRIKE.
Bills :'t Allowed Against the Northern
P ' Paotno Railroad. . ' ' -
Tacoma, February 14,- Judge Hanford
in the federal circuit court to-day or
dered the Northern' Pacific receivers to
pay bills aggregating $900, presented by
store-keepers, :, livery-men and others,
between Tacoma, Centralia and Spo
kane, for supplies, lodging, board, etc.,
furnished the deputy marshals during
last summer's , strike. These were ex
penses which-could not be charged to
the deputies. for. lack of specific informa
tion. The court held that it was fair
that the company should bear this ex
pense, as the government has paid out
$60,000 for deputies employed in this
state during the commonweal troubles
and strike. Some of the bills were re
duced and a few disallowed. . ,-
WILL BE NO PEACE
Japanese Preparing to March
on to Peking.
CHINESE ENVOYS RECALLED
Japanese Will Not Discuss Terms Until
They Are Inside of the City of Pe
king, and There Is No Doubt But
They Will Reach There.
New York, February 13. Harold
Frederick has cabled from London to
the Times the following: : : ;.; '
" I have from an absolutely informed
quarter an interesting view of the state
of affairs in the far East. Corea's au
tonomy is assurred, Manchuria is vir
tually in Japanese hands, and they are
already building additional fortifications
at Port Arthur to turn that place into
Japanese Gibraltar. Now that Wei Hai
Wei is captured and the Chinese fleet
destroyed nothing remains except to ad
vance upon Peking. This will certainly
be done by way of Shan Hai Kwan. It
is curious nothing has yet been said
about the Chinese works and forces
there, where the next great engagement
must oe. : , : .
'AH talk of peace now is nonsense.
The Japanese will not talk about it until
they are in .Peking. Otherwise the vast
bulkiof the Chinese people would never
know that there had been a war, and
the Japanese would have in a few years
to do their work all over again, i Von
Hanneken has been toiling to fortify
Shan Hai Kwan for months, but there
is no doubt that the Japanese will take
it.". x ..- -
SAID TO HAVE BEEN ORDERED BACK.
London, February, 13. The Central
News correspondent in Shanghai says
that Ulnna has ordered the peace en
voys which she sent to Japan to come
back immediately.
FOOLING THEIR COUNTRYMEN. .
London, February 13. A Shanghai
dispatch says the Chinese official ac
count of the fighting at Wei Hai Wei
denies the report that the warships Ting
men and unen xuen were sunk, and
also asserts that Liu Kung Tao fort has
not been taken. The ships, the account
says, were merely damaged, the same
report says there are no Japanese ex
cept a few scouts near Che Foo.
A Yokohama dispatch to London savs
that during the fight resulting in the
:apture of the fort on Lin Kung Tao
Island in .the harbor of Wei Hai Wei,
the magazine of Listao fort was blown
. ANOTHER ENGAGEMENT. ?
London, February 13. The Times'
correspondent in Wei Hai Wei tele
graphs under date of February 8 :
A severe engagement began at 7
'clock this morning. Several Japanese
warships entered the bay from the east
ward and three Chinese torpedo boats
attempted to escape by the western en
trance, lhe Japanese boats sank them.
The thirteen remaining Chinese war
ships' have taken up a position at the
southeast of the island. The main Jap
anese squadron is rtill outside the har
bor, four of the Chinese forts on the
south island maintain an incessant
fire." '
THE NEWS DOUBTFUL.
Protectorate Said to Have Been
De-
clared Over Hawaii.
San Francisco, February 12. The
Examiner prints a story to-day from its
correspondent at Honolulu that Admiral
Beardslee has taken possession of Pearl
Harbor and declared a protectorate over
the Hawaiian Islands. This hews came
to Victoria by the steamer Warrimoo.
, NOT BELIEVED IN WASHINGTON.
Washington, February 12. The re
port that Admiral Beardslee has seized
earl Harbor and declared a protector
ate over the Hawaiian Islands is not be
lieved here. Neither the State nor
Navy departments have any intimation
of any such action. It is stated by both
that Admiral Beardslee's instructions
have already been made public, and
there is nothing in them to justify such
action oirhis part. ' .-T ,,
NO MENTION OK A PROTECTORATE. ;
Vancouver, . B. C, February 12.
Among the passengers by the Warrimoo
was J?. H. Holmes, private secretary of
Damon, Hawaiian finance minister, who
is en route to England on a vacation.
He says there has been no change in the
situation since the arrival of the last
steamer, but he believed the effectual
manner in which the revolution was
quelled will prevent any further upris
ing. The natives were much disgusted
at the fiasco and despised Wilcox tor his
tfknra 1 r an frnn ur Tn V i a Anininn
capital punishment will not be inflicted
upon the conspirators, not because the
government lacks courage, but because
the country is free from grave offenses.
and the infliction of the severest penalty
of the law would be revolting to the
people. Holmes emphatically states that
the trials as conducted so far have been
eminently fair, and that the appoint
ment of Judge Whiting as president of
the court, and Lawyer Kenny as judge
advocate, is considered favorable to the
prisoners. ; ? ' - ' ' ;
Honduras Increasing Her Army.
Tegucigalpa, February 12. The gov
ernment is increasing the army con
stantly, and this has given rise to the
rumors that Bonilla. intended to aid
Guatemala in the event of trouble with
Mexico. Although it is well known that
Honduras favors the formation of a
, Central American union, it is equally
certain no alliance exists at present.
AN IRRIGATION QUESTION.
Decision Against the Bear Valley Irri
gation Company.
Los Angeles, Cal., February 13.
Judge Ross of the United States circuit
court to-day handed down a lengthy
opinion in the case of James Gilbert Fos
ter vs. the Bear Valley Irrigation Com
pany, in which he decided in favor of
the plaintiff, who represented about
4,000 persons in and about Redlands,
Cal., who were holders of class "A" cer
tificates of the Bear Valley Land & Wa
ter Company, of whom the defendant is
successor in interest. The Bear Valley
Land & Water Company went into in
solvency, and a receiver has been ap
pointed. Prior to this that company
levied $2 per year additional to regular
charges upon holders of class "A" cer
tificates. The company did this because
the corporation had by tapping addi
tional Bources of supply increased the
flow in the Redlands canal, from which
the certificate-holders took water. . The
latter, however, objected to this addi
tional charge, and the opinion decides
that the receiver shall recall the notices
sent to class "A" subscribers demand
ing that they pay this additional charge.
The court bases the decision on the legal
principle estoppel.
THE SMALLPOX SERUM.
Experiments Making at the Quarantine
'"':." Station in St. Louis.
St. Louis, February 12. Since the
appearance of smallpox two weeks ago
experiments have been made Becretly at
quarantine to manufacture an effective
smallpox serum which will obtain the
same results in its branch that antitox
ine has for diphtheria. The experi
ments are under the direction of Health
Commissioner Homan and Dr. A. N.
Ravolt of the Washington University.
These men have been materially aided
in their work by a series of tests made
last December at the quarantine station
at New York by Dr. Elliott. On the
basis of these experiments Dr. Ravolt
two weeks ago vacinated a- strong,
healthy heifer with bacilli taken from a
smallpox patient. After the animal had
sufficiently recovered he took some of its
blood and extracted from it the serum.
The first actual tests were made, only
three or four days ago so that the re-
ults, whether favorable or not, cannot
be learned. , , . .
THE ARMY AND NAVY.
Monterey Docked, but Continues Imme
diately Available for Service.
Vallejo, Cal., February 15. The
Monterey has been docked and will have
her bottom scraped and painted, but no
repairs will be undertaken which might
delay her immediate availability for ser
vice, should the department require it.
The crew of the Olympia began mess
ing on their ship to-day, and the vessel
is ready for duty whenever called on.
(Jharles JUaly, master loiner at Mare
Island for nearly thirty years, has re
igned, owing to serious illness with
Bright's disease. Daly is regarded by
naval officers as one of the most valua
ble men connected with the yard, and
they regret his loss. The department
will order a competitive examination to
be advertised in the near future, open
to American citizens who : can show
qualifications ' for the appointment
sought. ' : ,...,; ..:- .
A NEWSPAPER BOYCOTT.
The Press Will Publish Nothing Favor
able to Detroit's Mayor. '
' Detroit, February 12. Mayor Pin
gree's long and bitter fight with the
newspapers of this city has resulted in
the formation of' a plan by which he in
tends to present his own side of all pub
lic questions that he thinks the papers
will not print. He has made fifty large
blackboards, 3x6 feet in size, which he
intends to post in prominent places
about town, and on which he proposes
to post full bulletins of his public works
from his own point of view. , The Mayor
asserts the newspapers have misrepre
sented him on many public questions ,
and refuse to print anything favorable
to him or his work. He is also consider
ing the advisability of establishing a
daily paper.
Broke Into a Car. .
Kjearney, Neb., February 15. Con
siderable .excitement was caused here
this afternoon by about fifty farmers,
with half as many teams, coming in
from Kearney county for relief supplies.
They broke into a car on the Union Pa
cific track and commenced to help
themselves. The county commissioners
tried to stop them, . but could not, and .
after they started to drive away they
were brought back by the police. It is
reported that sixty teams are on their
way from Custer county for relief sup
plies. Debs' Conspiracy Case Delayed. '
Chicago, February 13. The Debs
conspiracy case was again delayed to
day by the illness of Juror Coe. Judge.
Grosscup and a physician visited the
juror at his home, and at the opening of
court, the judge announced that Coe
could not be in court for at least two
weeks.; After a lengthy consultation
with the attorneys the court said that
at 2. o'clock he would announce a deci
sion as to. what action would, be taken.
More Trouble In Chill. . '
Buenos Ayres, February 12. Much
excitement has been caused here by a
report that a division of the Chilean
troops has occurred at Calama, near the
I Bolivian frontier, .