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VOL.6. HOOD RIVER, OREGON, SATURDAY. MARCH; 2, 1895. NO. 40. .
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An Extra) Session of Congress
. "i May Be Called.
vie ; the PRESIDENT HINTS AT IT
, "-'"Sand to Have Asked Three Representa
' I ;'. tiv'es-Elect Who Called at the White
. ' House' How They Would like to Be-
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gin Their Labors in March. y '
. n 1 Washington, February 21. A Waah-"Srsf.-lnjjton
evening paper makes the follow
ing Btatement: ''Three representatives
elect to the "next congress, Smith of
Grand Rapids, Corliss of Detroit and
Towneof Duluth, who have been pass
ing some days in Washington, called on
President Cleveland this morning to
j pay: their respects before returning to
" " their homes. After chatting pleasantly
'. 'with them for awhile about the 'new
duties they would soon be called upon
to perform, Mr. Cleveland asked them
abruptly hoWthey would like to be
called back here to enter upon these
duties about the 15th of March. The
question was asked in a significant tone.
The young members-elect replied that
.,i?.",5-t1'key,were in no hurry to begin work,
and that he need not call an extra ses
sion on their account. They were per
fectly willing, they said, to await until
December, To this the president re
. plied that conditions and not personal
considerations must determine the time
of their meeting. He did not say di
i.reetly however, that he intended to call
. an extra session. 1 " ,
I '''SjL.ii VV" .THE RAILROAD LAND GRANTS.
Washington, February 21. The sec
retary' of Hhe interior to-day sent a let
ter to Berry, -chairman of the senate
.jv-t committee on public lands, giving his
V . views oh the joint resolution requesting
the secretary of the interior to suspend
action upon all selections filed by land
. grant railroads for lands situated in
California untUk January 1, 1896, unless
legislation providing for the examina
., '.'tion and classification of mineral lands
within the limits of such selections shall
be enacted previous to that date. The
secretary says that he is impressed with
. the importance of adjusting as soon as
possible. the railroad land grants, and
-i':.,!--trusts tht -congress will take such ac
' ' ' tion as may be deemed necessary pro
viding for the examination and classifi
cation of mineral lands; at the present
session. -He says that he is advised,
v.. .-.however, that in California the land-
' grant railroad companies are indebted
' to the United States for aid given in the
construction of their roads. Entirely
oa'tside of the question of mineral lands
it seems to be unquestionably advisable
thab the United ' States should patent
no lands to such railroads, until an ad
v justpient can. be- had; of the indebted
ness of the roads to 'the, United States,
.- and in his opin'icm the resolution should
' embrace all lands in any state or terri-
ejf; tory-granted to railroad companies hus
-: indebted totbe United States. He apt'
proves the resolution. :
UTHE.'yiQUINA BAY BAR.' .!: s '.
Washington, February 21. Repre
sentative Hermann to-day introduced a
' bill providing for, the appointment by
the president of a board of engineers' to
cjirflsist of to , officers ., of the engineer
corps not below the 'rank' of lieutenant
colonel1, and one civilian,; who together
with-the chief .ofi engineers,: shall care
fullv examine the bar of Yaquina bay,
' Or., with the view to carry out the pro-
, ject of deeper water and to report the
result' of such investigation with an esti
: .mSte of the cost ,to the next , congress,
' I' provided. ' that such; selection of engi
, ,. neers shall not be from those stationed
' oh the Pacific Coast; It is Hermann's
object, if no immediate action can be
Had Dy tne nouse, io nave tne dui piaceu
in one of the .appropriation '.bills now
pending in the senate." , j. ' - .- ;
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Suffering From Nicotine Poisoning;.
Massilon, O.,. Februarys 2t.-Presi-
dent .McHnde, of the American iiedera
tion'of Labor, has beeft -ordered to go
to Hot Sorines for his health. He is
suffering from nicotine poisoning, caused
by smoking, wnen .he naa a cola sore.
1I7.11 tirlln X7 noli nrill m.iil on o?.
. yv mi. , i ana, , i aau, it, ajumcv w.i v.-
fort to secure the tournament of the
Oregon and Washington Firemen's As-,
!l - .feociation oemt Jqne. :. :' ,;,..,J , ' '"'
COMMENT OF ENGLISH EDITORS
What They Say of the Success of the
Loan in London.
London. February 22. The various
papers comment upon the new Amen
can loan as follows :
The Pall Mall Gazette How far the
man In the street is contributing to the
success of the issue or how far this inr
tial success will be due to the power of
"haute finance" it is impossible to say.
The former has been warned by the
more conservative of his advisors to
leave the bonds alone. He cannot have
his eyes opened too widely to the fact
that the interest ot the bonds must be
paid and that the bonds themselves are
liable to be repaid thirty years hence.
not in gold, but in silver or nickel, or
other coin of the United States. No one
could blame the United States if, find
ing themselves under financial pressure,
they preferred to make the bond pay
ments in com other than gold, a privi
lege for which they would pay dearly
ana with much discontent. This con.
Bideration will always hang like a pall
over these bonds and render the Inves
tor who cannot afford the risk doubtful.
The great success of the loan, therefore,
is all the more a triumph for those man
aging it, and for the credit of the United
States. . .
The Daily Graphic Before the lists
of the American loan had been open two
hours the loan was covered fifteen times
oyer. There is v nothing surprising in
this, however, as' both the securities and
interest in this investment are excep
tional. Every credit is due Mr. Cleve
land for the tenacity and resource with
which he has staved off . what might
have been a serious disaster.
The Daily News There is reason to
believe that the part of the American
loan offered here was covered nearly
fifteen times, irrespective of any appli
cations that may arrive from the coun
try. The allotment letters will probably
be issued early next week.
The Standard Estimates vary as to
the number of times the loan was cov
ered, the highest being thirty and the
lowest five. According to the' general
opinion it is believed ten and twenty.
The dealings were just as active as the
applications. . ..
The Financial News, will say that the
lesson1 ought not to be thrown a way on
congress that a loss of $530,000 annually
will be caused the treasury by the ob
stinacy of the members in not authoriz
ing a gold loan. ..'
FURTHER STIR IN EGYPT.
The Khedive Still Anxious to Break
From the English.
: London, February 22. There is a fur
ther stir in Egypt affecting the position
of the ministry. The khedive, it ap
pears, wants to oust Nubar Pasha; pres
ident of the ministerial council, whom
the English support.
, In an article in Ej Ahram, hich,-according
to the Times correspondent; at
Cairo, must be directly inspiredj'.the
khedive virtually charges Baron Cromer,
British agent and ' consul-general in
Egypt, with distorting what passed be
tween the khedive 'and the baron at
their last audience. The editor of Ei
Ahram is a Syrian, who ie under French
protection and who is known to be the
khedive's chief adviser. , The Times pot
respondent imputes the falsehood men
tioned' to the khedive, and declares; that
the ministry are entitled to British sup
port, and that if it is (withdrawn , there
will be a reaction from. .the. triumph of
the khedive that will imperil the prog
ress made under British control. '
The menacing aspect of affairs in Al
exandria continues to occupy 'public at-
ittiiuuii. J-iireaus oi vengeance are i-eei
uttered..' A; change of , the garrisonhas
just occurred and is considered to favor I
the chances of public disturbance, while
the large influx of Bedouins in the out
skirts of the city during the last few
weeks is regarded as a disquieting fea
ture. All of these fivmntoms vividlv-re-r
call those that heralded 'the Tnassacfes
in 1882, For some time past one of the
khedive's .'proteges'", whose patriotism :
has been stimulated by dismissal froth'
government Bervice; has been'; busy
among the' Bedouihtf 'TiiBWi'btiting "'khe-'
dival largesse and recruiting: it 'body
the dangerous agitation has beeti1 art
fully provoked is evident from, the con
trast Alexandria presents to tihvj!6m
plete tranquility prevailing throughout
the rest of Egypt since' the formation of
the ministry of Niilbar Pasha. ; ' ' '
Price of Whisky Too l&w.'W'-
Chicago, February, 22,r-he receivers
of the whisky- trust held .consultation'
to-day with distillers from alpar.ts pf
the country ' for ;4he purpose 'o'f fixing
the prioff'of whisky, which ibelWvd; td
be too low. n is aathbritativiBi'y'sat
that the rate will be advanced 2ents,
per gallon'. The receivers have just dis
covered that the trust owned a valuable
piece of property in California Which
did not appear in the assets. ; .,. ...t ,.''
Three Thousand Are Out'.
New York,' February ! 22. The, Child
ren's Jacket-Makers' Union, Knights of
Labor, struck to-day. Three' thousand
are out. The strikers state' that the
manufacturers want them'1 to return to
the piece system, by which; they can
earn only $5 to $10 a week, wheVeas- they
are now making $o to $io per-week.
Sixty contractors have', consented to the
strikers' demands. ;.';;h
-. ' New Tbik'g. Whipping-Post Bill.
iAtAlvi, N;, T., Ffebftiary 22. The
Senate judiciary oommhiee will to-morrow
favorably report Senator O'Cohr
nor'a Gerry, whipping-post bill, amended
so that corporal punishment may be in
flicted on persons assaulting a female or
child of Teither sex -under the ; age "of 16
years, v Wife-beaters, whom :!3erry was
anxious to reach as well, are -exempted
from the provisions of the bill.
Captured v With His Outfit in
CLEVER METHODS PURSUED
He Succeeded So Well That All the
Banks of Solano County - Took the
, Product' of His Mint Believed to
San' Francisco, February 21. Detec
tive Harris of the United States secret
service returned ' from Suisun to-day
with the plantof Giovanni Montelbaum,
a Counterfeiter who was captured at Val-
lejo a week ago. Montelbaum, who iB a
Sicilian, made a counterfeit that all the
banks of Solano county took without
He selected. a cabin a few miles from
Suisun on. the side of a gulch and pre
pared a cave on the other slope of the
canyon for his workshop. The cave was
difficult of access, and the entrance was
so arranged that it would have been
hard to find it even if one had known of
its existence. It was reached through a
hole, which had a lid covered with earth
and grass. The cave had a furnace with
a chimney, the outlet of which was in a
clump of brush. The counterfeiter was
so careful in his work that he did not
even keep his plant in the cave. When
he had done with the tools he took the
molds and metal and buried them at
different points, . and also, buried his
counterfeit money. This was so abua
dant that Harris brought back $70 in
unfinished dollars, quarters and dimes.
A bag of the "etuil," was found at the
foot of nearly every bush near the vicin
ity of the cave. Four plaster-of-paris
moulds of fine make were found with
the ladles and metal. The compound
used was antimony, tin and isinglass.
The molds completed the coins even to
the milling, and the pieces needed only
polish ana a silver bath and then they
were ready to deceive even an expert.
.Montelbaum was liberal with the
product of his mint. . He lost his money
at poker without a murmur and paid
high prices for Solano provisions and
liquor with good- grace.- Though Mon
telbaum worked alone, it is thought he
had accomplices to aid him in circulat
ine his spurious silver. The secret ser
vice detectives are now on the trail of
these. , . i
A GEORGIA RACE WAR.
Trouble Feared With the Negroes of
V . That Section. -Atlanta,
Ga., February 21. A race
war is imminent in Waverly Hall dis
trict in Harris' county.- The negroes of
that section have, recently aroused the
suspicions of the white people by secret
gatherings late at night' and later by
making open threats. .. To-day Governor
Atkinson received a letter from T. H.
Kimbrough, chairman of the' executive
committee of the. fourth congressional
district. ' In this letter Mr. Kimbrough
stated that, the bnly thing which -has
seemed to deter the negroes bo far has
been the feaf of the military company of
Harris, the Gordon troop." That a pre
concerted arrangement was made to de
stroy the effectiveness of the military
cbmpativhe flays, is evinced by the fact
that during the early morning hours of
Feburary. 14,-!the'.hQnseiof Captain J. S.
Clark, the commander of the Gordon
troop, the place where the arms, sabers
and ammunition of this company were
stored, was set on fire, and together with
itwientira.contentiswaij destroyed. To
Dring ine incenaiaries tojubucu me gov
ernor is applied to to offer rewards -for
their, capture.; The situation at present
does not warrant the: sending of other
troops to the. scene, but further develop
ments are awaited with considerable un
easiness, in, the governor's office. Gov
ernor Atkinson, at once took the matter
up,, and the, reard Will be offered- just
as soon as tlie . papers can be properly
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: '--Z MADE. UP.' Ofr UES, '
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What Dr. HoOaniels Saw of the Alleged
'Torture of Captain Davles. '
1 SW pRANcisci'd, February 21. Dr. W.
H, McDahiel, who was in Honolulu dur
ing the recent rebellion, says that there
'tain '.William;. Davies, of - the steamer
officers to extort confession from him,
It wjts published ' "that the captain was
hung up by the' thumbs until he told
important secrets ol the reDeis.
. !It is a lie out; of whole cloth." said
Dr. McDaniel, "ind any one who knows
anything about the way affairs in the
islands are conducted or has any Concep
tion of. the Dolicv of the government,
'takes no, stock in ;the story. I was in
Honolulu on business during the whole
rebellion, and from my knowledge of af
fairs and the officials! know that such
a thing. could not have occurred. It is
the policy of President Dole and his ad
visers to keep as far as possible from
any quarrel with outside nations and
particularly the United States, of which
Captain Davies is a citizen."
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'Cairo, February 21. The 1 khedive
signed a marriage contract with his fa
vorite slave to-day in ithe presence of
the Egyptian ministers., This act con
stitutes a marriage to the slave. There
was no public ceremony. , ' :.
TO MEET DEFICIENCIES.
Secretary Carlisle Thinks He Should
, . Have More Authority.
Washington, February 21. Secretary
Carlisle to-day sent a reply to the senate'
resolution inquiring whether "it is nec
essary or desirable that legislation'
should be had authorizing the issuing o
bonds, treasury notes or other securities,
to realize monevs for the purpose of
paying current deficiencies in the reve-,
nue." The secretary eays he does not'
consider such authority now necessary.1
His communication is as follows : ,
""The cash balance in the treasury at
the close of business on the 18th inst.,
exclusive of $55,101,704 gold reserve, was
- '(Jt is my opinion that the secretary
of the treasury ought to be permanently,
invested with the authority, to issue
short time bonds or other obligations of;
the government for the purpose of rais
ing money to meet such deficiencies in
the ordinary revenues as may , occur"
from time to time ; but I do not think
there is any necessity at the present
time for the exercise of such authority,'
if it existed. It is probable that such;
deficiencies will occur during the re
mainder of the current fiscal year as:
will exceed the available balance on
hand, and it is estimated that daring the'
next fiscal year the receipts , will exceed
the expenditures." ,
This letter is accepted in the senate1
as having a direct bearing upon the'
amendment to the sundry civil bill pro
posed by the senate committee on ap-t
propriations providing for- an issue of
certificates of indebtedness. Many sen-,
ators who have given their assent to
the amendment have stated from the
beginning that they would agree to the. I
proposition only upon the direct request
of the secretary for such action. This
has been especially true of the silver
NEW IN WASHINGTON.
Domestic Corporations That
1 cently Incorporated. . '
Olympia, February 21. Articles for
the following domestic corporations,
have been filed in the office of secretary'
of state: ;
The Cataldo Lumber Company of
Spokane, capital, $35,000 : 35,000 shares
of $1 each; incorporators, S. S. Glidden,'
ii. m. liiiaaen, w . r. Kton, f. u. Jirecn
and Charles Dormitzer ; to engage in
The Palouse Publishing Company of
Palouse : capital, $12,000 : 240 shares of
$50 each ; incorporators, William Good
year, . George N. Lamphere and E. B.
Oliphant to do a publishing ' business,!
fcavonette Manufacturing Company of
Seattle; capital, $30,000 ; 3,000 shareB
of $10 each ; incorporators, A. J: Tour-
ville, W. tl. Koach; to manufature and
deal in soap. , -:" '
The Spokane 1 alls & JN or them Hall
way Company has increased its capital
stock from $2,500,000 to $2,812,000. .
The Theatrical Mechanics' Association
of Tacoma, organized for beneficial pur
poses. . '
bans foil Mining Uompanv ot Seattle ;
capital. $4.500 ; 45 shares of $100 each ;
incorporators, Jt . J . .Barnard, John u.(
Moore and John D. Atkinson ; to engage
in mining. ' . ' ' 1 - ;
American Uoal uompany, or fceattie;
capital, $300,000 : 3,000 shares of $100
each; incorporators, Frederick Nolte,
r. V. Sky en, Alfred Myers,. Walter A.
Burleigh, jr., and George E. Wright; to
engage in nining for coal, iron and
other minerals. ;
INDIAN WAR VETERANS.
Hermann's Pension Bill Reported Far
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Washington, February 21. The house.
committee on pensions ' voted, to-day to
favorably report Representative Her
man's bill to amend the act of 1892,,
granting pensions to survivors of the
Indian wars of 1832 to 1842; also that
men who served thirty days or more in
several other war.s will be pensionable
at the same rates, and their widows also.
The wars embraced in the proposed
amendments are . the following: The
Florida and Georgia Seminole- Indian
war of 1818-19; the Fever river Indian
war of Illinois in 1827.; the Sabine In
dian disturbances of 1836-37 ; the Cay?
use Indian war of 1847-48; the Texas
and New Mexico Indian war of 1849-65;
the California Indian disturbances of
1851-52; the Utah Indian disturbances
of 1850-63. and the Oreeoii and' Wash
ington territory Indian wars . of 1851 to
18&6, inclusive. : :- ' ' -;
IDAHO BEET SUGAR;
Commodity vWhlch May Soon
Found in the Markets,
' Salt Lake, February, .21. A.
from Bi.ise to the Tribune says ::. -A deal
has been consummated under which K.
E. Jennings, of Salt Lake,' and associ
ates have purchased the Ridenbaugh
canal here and some -8,000 acres of land
belonging to the 'Company. ' The price
paid is in the neighborhood of $350,000.
The canal irrigates a large section of
country below Boise, . including kinds in
the vicinity of Nam pa. It is understood
an extensive colonization project is a
part of the new owners' scheme, to be
followed by the erection of extensive
beet-sugar works. Mr. Jennings is
prominently; identified with the Utah
Sugar Company. He has been investi
gating this section for' two years,' and
has said the soil and climate, are pecul
iarly adapted to sugar-beet culture. ' - '
The Olympian Games Revival.- .
Athens, February 19. The committee
on the revival of the Olympian games
intends to invite the principal corporate
bodies of Europe and the United States
, 1 A- ;M . l. rvi : 1
w ni,LCiiu vi, iaavo yniv in luq ixipin.il
games of 1896.
SUNDRY CIVIL BILL
THE AMENDMENTS SUGGESTED
One Provides for One Hundred Million
. Dollars in Certificates of Indebted
. ness for. Deficiencies Seventy Thou
and Dollars for Buildings.
Washington, February 20. The- full
senate committee on appropriations de
cided to report an amendment to the
sundry civil appropriation bill for $100,
000,000 in certificates of indebtedness of
denomination of $20 to run for two years
and draw 3 per cent interest, and be
good only for the purpose of supplying
the treasury deficiency. The proposi
tion in the bill repealing the law for the
issuance of gold certificates is stricken
but and the following added as a proviso
to the appropriation for printing and
engraving : -
"That hereafter no portion of this
sum shall be expended for printing
United States notes or treasury notes of
larger denomination than those that
may be canceled or retired." :
, . The wording of the house proviso ap
propriating $184,000 to carry into effect
the interstate commerce law is changed
20 m ?Q tfl employ bf counsel
lTL' ia7ZWrK iLJ ,
general enactment in lieu of the act of
181)3 is made concerning the survey of
railroad land grants. One fund of $25,-
f000 is appropriated for this purpose and
made a continuing appropriation. The
house provision, making the appropri
ation for rivers and harbors immediately
available is stricken out. The entire ap
propriation made by the bill, as re
ported, is $41,699,145, an increase of $2,
521,424 over the total of the house bill.
This increase does not include the $6,
000,000 estimate for paying the sugar
In the absence of Senator Cullom the
committee divided on the proposition to
pay half of the bounty on sugar for the
year 1894, as authorized by the McKin
ley law. The sum to be appropriated
for this . purpose is about $6,000,000.
' Seventy thousand dollars is appropri
ated for proposed buildings at Cheyenne,
Wyoming, Boise City, Idaho, and Hel
ena, Mont. . ., . .
THE WRONG ONE TRIED.
Baker City, February 20. A peculiar
case was entered in the circuit court to
day. . It was one in which a man by the
panne of James Chamberlain, who lives
on upper Burnt river, in this county,
was accussed. of the larceny of a calf.
The witnesses for the state, five in num
ber, were ' all relatives of the accused,
and it was shown by the defense that
their testimony was false beyond ques
tion and given for the purpose of send
ing Chamberlain to the. penitentiary to
get rid of him. The case was submitted
to the jury without argument and they
promptly rendered a verdict , of not
guilty. It now turns out that Harvey
Lancaster and M. Yeager killed the calf
and in the endeavor to mix Chamber
lain up in; the matter convicted them
selves. 'Lancaster pleaded guilty, and
was sentenced to serve eighteen months
in Salem. It is expected that the errand
jury will find a bill against Yeager be
fore it adjourns. Yeager and Lancaster
are brothers-in-law to Uhamberlain.
! THE- SUMMER SCHEDULES.
They .Show', an1 Additional steamer to
.-'t'V.'V 'Hong Kong.
Tacoma, 'February 20. The summer
schedules of the Northern Pacific Steam
ship Company, which arrived to-day
from , Bong Kong, show- that a new
steamship will be put on l!he line- this
summer, arriving here on her first trip
July 21..; This will give a steamer each
way ever three weeks after May 19 be
tween Tacoma, China and Japan, The
new Bteamer is not named in the sched
ule, and, is suppbsed to be the first of
the new modern liners which are said
to be building at the Fairfield shipbuild
ing works in Scotland for the Northern
Pacific line.: The - agent here will give
out no definite, information regarding
these , steamers, but the news comes
fromi' Scotland, via Hong Kong, that
they will, be larger and better equipped
steamers than any that now cross the
Pacific.-''' -;::?.?,; - ,.:
THOMAS . CLEAR Y CONVICTED.
Verdict of Manslaughter A gainst Him
- ' for Killing Dorrity.
; Helena, Mont., February 20. Thomas
Cleary was to-day convicted in the dis
trict court of manslaughter for killing
Frank Dorrity, a gambler, a few months
ago in this city. Cleary was at one
time a prominent middle-weight prize
fighter, and had a go with Jack Demp
sey before a club in San Francisco. He
had run down at the heel until he had
become a rounder, and while hanging
around gambling houses he fell in with
Dorrity, who" was a bad man with a
reputation for killing people. They had
been out all night and wound up with a
quarrel. While Dorrity was running
from Cleary the latter drew a bead on
him ond sent a ball through the back of
his neck. It seems that Dorrity was
running for his gun to kill Cleary, so the
case was made manslaughter. He will
I be sentenced Saturday.
SITUATION VERY BAD,
Trouble is Expected Over the Railroad
Chicago, February 22.-The meeting
of the emigrant clearing-house, which
was to have been held to-day to consider
the attitude of the Grand Trunk in pay
ing excessive commissions, was post
poned until to-morrow on account of the
absence of Chairman Caldwell. Inquiry
among the roads interested show the
situation to be very bad. The Soo line
claims that the situation is even worse
on East-bound business than in the
West. It asserts that the roads running
east from Chicago are paying commis
sions of $4,25 on tickets to New York
contrary to their agreement of January
1 last, and to meet this the Soo line. has
been paying a commission of $5 on emi
grant tickets from St. Paul to New York.
The agreed commission of the lines be
tween St. Paul and Chicago on New
York emigrant business id 75 cents a
ticket. The Soo line is adding this 75
cents to the alleged $4.25 commission
made by roads out of Chicago. . .
It is thought that the Eastern lines
cannot much longfer keep from making
reduced coal rates to meet those, from
the South. There is a meeting of. coal
lines in Pittsburg this .week, and it is be
lieved some action will be taken, other
wise the Southern rate war may be ex
pected to soon extend to the East. '
Rate clerks will to-morrow begin ,get-v
ting out the sheets showing the tariffs
from St. Paul to Pacific Coast points.'
The Omaha road has given notice that
it will pat in a firet-class limited rate of
$50 and a Becond class limited rate of
$40 from St. Paul -to California points
via Sioux City. These rates are made
by addition of arbitraries on short-line
rates from St. Paul to Spokane. They
will of course be applicable to Omaha,
and there is certain to be a protest from
several members of the. Western Trunk'
Lines committee. The question of
whether they can be made applicable
through all Missouri gateways will also
arise and have to be settled by Chair- '
- The Report Confirmed.
Tangiers, February 20. The report
that the heads of a number of rebels
have been sent to the sultan as trophies
Eroves to be true, confirmation .'having
een received from Morocco city. . From
the scene ot the nrst prolonged struggle
between the tribes supporting the' sul
tan's brother in his claim to the' throne
and -the government troops, the heads of
thirty-seven of the leading rebels were
sent to Sultan Abdul Aziz at Fez. These
heads were transported on the: backs of
four mules and one donkey. After be
ing exhibited to the sultan, it is said the
heads will be placed on the city walls as
proofs of triumph and as a warning to
insurgents. . , '
Large Hats and Cigarettes. ..
Sacramento, February 21. The as
sembly of the state legislature to-day
passed a bill to prohibit the wearing of
hats or bonnets in theatres , or other
public places of amusement. The bill
to prevent the manufacture,' sale or
other distribution of cigarettes has
passed both branches of the legislature.
and was to-day sent to the governor for
hia approval. The senate passed the
bill by unanimous vote and in the as
sembly it passed by a vote of 54 to 12. It
is believed Governor Budd will approve
The Rio Terde Canal.
Phcenix, A. T,, February 21. Ar
rangements were to-day perfected where
in a heavy firm of Minneapolis contrac
tors will within thirty days start work
upon the long-projected Rio Verde ca
nal, a reservoir project which is, to in
volve the expenditure of $3,000jp00 and
the construction of two huge dams on
the Verde river and eighty miles of ca-
nal. Two hundred thousand' acres of ,
fertile land in the northern part of Salt
river valley are to be irrigated, the lo
cality being especially suited for - the
growth of citrus fruits,
' The Storthing Opened.
Christiana, February 21. The storth
ing was opened to-day by King Oscar in
person. The king's speech stated that
the contemplated expenditures required
an increase of taxation to meet them.
It was, therefore, proposed to impose a
stamp duty upon foreign bills of ex
change, receipts for moneys paid and
debt acknowledgements. His, majesty
announced that it was the intention to
greatly increase the military defenses
by the erection of extensive works, v
Rules of the Road at Sea.
London, February 21,-The board of
trade has made a long reply to the ob
jectors to the new rules of the road at
sea, adopted by the international con
ference at Washington. The reply con
cludes with an expression of opinion
that no worse service could be done to
ship-owners than the disturbing, with
out the gravest reasons, the valuable in
ternational agreement formulated.
.The Satnoan Question. ' :
London, February 20. In the house
to-day Under Foreign Secretary Gray
said there had been no special agree
ment made in regard to .the. ownership
of land in Samoa , by foreign nations.
The United States government claimed
the exclusive right to the coal station in
the harbor of Pago Pago. ' There was no
truth, he said, in the statement that
Germany was about to, annex the Sa
moan islands. England certainly de
sired to consult the interests of Austra
lia in regardtoSamoa
An Anti-Oleo Bill.
Lincoln, Neb., February 21. The
anti-oleomargarine bill was on in the
house to-day, hot. fast and. furious. It
was finally passed. If it become law it:
will suppress a big industry in Nebraska, '