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JEWS IN GERMANY
An Old Subject Revived in the
CAUSED MUCH EXCITEMENT
After M,uoh Confusion and. Personal
Abuse the Deputies Rejected Motion
Restricting Jewish Immigration by a
Vote or 167 to 51. . , i
. Berlin, March 8. During the. debate
in the reichstag tb-day the question of
. restricting Jewish immigration was dis
cussed. Herr Haas suggested that nat
uralization should be made conditional
upon the national sentiment of the in
dividual applying for it and upon his
ability to earn his living. ? Herr Reick
ert declared Herr Haas wished to erect
a Chinese wall against free intercourse.
Dr. von Boetticher said it was contrary
to the spirit of thai commercial treaties
, to prevent a Jew belonging to a contract
. state from engaging in trade in Ger
many. On the,,ther hand, there was
nothing to preveittbq government from
v expelling a foreigner who infringed the
police regulations; Herr Hermes, amid
loud and unceasing interruptions, vio
lently attacked the anti-Semites, whom
he declared to be a disgrace to Germany
and worse everi than the Socialists.
. Rector Ahlward, the notorious Jew
hater, indulged in a violent - diatribe
. against the Jews, whom he repeatedly
described as being beasts of prey, swint
dlers and pirates. Herr Richter pro
tested against the president of the
' reichstag, Herr Levitzow, allowing such
scandalous remarks to pass without cen
" sure, but Richter. was himself rebuked
by Herr Levitzow, who amid loud ap
' plause from the members of the right
said he could not permit his conduct in
the chamber to be criticised. To this
Herr Richter retorted:
"If I have not a technical right to do
so, I have at least the moral right on
my side." ,
' The discussion was then closed, and
after heated personal criticisms the pro
'' posal of Haas was rejected. Later the
resolution of Von Hammerstein against
Jewish immigration was rejected by a
vote of 167 to 51.
CHANGED INTO A HORSE.
The Days of Witchcraft Have Been Re.
!" " newd in Indiana.. . '
Brazil, Ind., March 8. The days of
witchcraft are revived at , Brazil.,- Two
months ago a man named Stapleton,
aged 60, married a Miss Johnson, aged
16 years. Two weeks ago the wife , left
her husband, returning to her parents,
since which time she is "controlled, by a
mvsterious influence, under which she
has spasmodic spells. They prey heavi
ily upon her both physically and men
tally. She alleges that her husband has
bewitched her, and seeks, redress in the
courts. The most peculiar phase of the
phenomenal case is that by his black
art, his wife alleges, the husband has
transformed her into a horse, and re
peatedly he has ridden her, under the
cover of darkness to the point of - ex
haustion. The young wife's brother
threatens the life bf her husband, whose
eon has filed complaint praying that -he
be compelled to. execute ., a bond for
surety of the peace., ; The situation is
becoming complicated and sensational.
' 1 The Nicaragua Canal.
Money, of Mississippi, will visit Nica
ragua the last of this month and travel
over the route of the proposed canal.
He says he is riot satisfied with the pro
visions of the, bill recently passed by
the senate appropriating $70,000,000 for
work en the canal, inasmuch as it is not
stipulated that .the money should be en
tirely expended in the work of construct
ing the canal proper and might all, he
claims, be thrown away in dredging the
harbor of Greytown, which he declares
would fill up again under the first
"norther" that occurred. The sundry
civil appropriation bill contains an item
that $20,000 may be used in the govern
ment's survey of the canal route.
MADE IN ONE LUMP.
Sufficient . Sum Appropriated to Build
the Capitol. '
Olympia, March . 8. Scobey's bill,
making an appropriation of $500,000 to
continue work on the capitol building
the next two years, came up for consid
eration as the special order in the house
at 2 p. m. The lobby was filled with
residents of Olympia, a majority of
whom were ladies, and great interest
was manifested in the 1 result. J. C.
Taylor, of Pierce, started the ball rolling
Dy onenng an amendment which pro
vided mat $U3U,uuu should be appropn
ated instead of $500,000. The amend
ment was adopted, the friends of the
measure accepting it with favor. Taylor
naa previously opposed tne measure,
but he with others of the opposition
were willing to support it if a sufficient
amount to complete the capitol were
appropriated at one time. They be
lieved that an appropriation by each
legislature tended to extravagance. Mor
gan of Walla Walla moved to lay the
bill on the table. This motion was lost
23 to 44 the Populists supporting it,
The bill was then put on its final pass
age. Before the vote Scobey made a
speech in favor of the bill. He .said the
amendment had been offered by certain
gentlemen who were previously opposed
to the measure, but had now come to
its support. Rogers, the Populist, made
a long speech against the bill. He re
peated the argument made before the
committee that the state was too hard
up to expend money for a building at
this time, and that the lands to be sold
to raise the capitol fund would not bring
a sufficient amount to make tne' bonds
good. McArdie, under suspension of the
rules, endeavored to amend the bill so
(that laborers on the building should re
ceive the pay usually given for such
work by private i individuals. , The
amendment was. lost. Then, .after nu
merous speeches, the vote was taken
and the bill passed 49 to 21. ..
IN THE IRON WORLD.
Uneasiness In Coke Dlsirlot Over Labor
New York, March 8. -The Iron Age
to-morrow will say : The outlook is fa
vorable for a moderate advance in Bes
semer ore and there is little hope , of
any recovery in non-Bessemer ore. As
a matter of fact, sales have been made to
Eastern furnaces at figures lower than
ever. This means there is a chance for
higher cost of Bessemer pig, but little
prospect through producers' necessities
in foundry grades. Only a rush in the
demand can bring that about.
mi i - . . ii ml
iue cone situation is puzzling, xuere
is uneasiness as to renewed labor trou
bles and some evidence that producers
are maneuvering for an advance, v The
purchases of Bessemer pig by the three
leading Pittsburg concerns are estimated
at an aggregate of about 125,000 tons,
which clears the' market for sometime
to come. ...
A good deal of work is in sight in fin
ished iron and steel. St. Louis has 44,
000 cars to place. - It is estimated thus
far that orders for 27,000 cars have been
given out, which is a considerable im
provement over last year. For struc
tural work the outlook is quite pleasing
with reference to tonnage. The Dela
ware bridge of the Pennsylvania com
pany, involving upward of 10,000 tons,
is soon to be criven out. There is nros-
pect of a good deal of work in building
iron. The steel rail trade continues
slow. Still, Eastern mills took about
117.0UU tons, including 1Z.UUU tons tor a
Georgia railroad. Activity in pipe con
tracts continues, the Western mills
sweeping everything before them in
their own territory.
INDIANS j IN WASHINGTON.
Delegations From the Oaages and Nei
. . Peroea. at the Capital.
Washington, March 8. The delega
tion of Osage Indians from Oklahoma
had a long talk' to-day with Commis
sioner Smith at the Indian.. bureau..
There were two factions represented,
the fullbloods and the halfbreeds, and
Major Henry B. Freeman the agent of
the Osages, and an interpreter, accom
panied them. They wanted the tribal
lists purged, claiming that many per
sons not entitled to enrollment nad been
placed on the list by corrupt means, and
aoncrht to have the offsDringof the union
of white men and Indian women, born
after the passage of the act of 1888, rec
ognized as Indians instead of whites 'as
prescribed, by law, They Tiiso .discussed
the trading privileges of their reserva
tion. The bureau of officials will co
operate with them as far as possible in
purging the lists, and will make an . in
vestigation of the matter through an in
spector,.. J ; - 'V .,- r4 ' ; . .
, 'a Mammoth Public library. : .,
New York, March 8. The proposition"
to establish within the limits of the city
a great public library by the consolida
tion of the Astor and Lenox libraries
with the Tilden trust fund began to take
tangible shape to-dav. when the trustees
of the Tilden fund voted (unanimously
for the plan. The matter of consolida
tion will be brought up at a special
meeting of the trustees of the Lenox
library to be held the early part of the
week. :. ' ' " ' ' '
The Negroes Walking Back. :
New Orleans, March 'S.-The . Ala
bama and Georgia negroes, who a short
time ago were induced by a syndicate,
which pretended to have secured conces
sions of land and exclusive privileges
from the Mexican government for the
benefit of the colonists to emigrate to
Mapima, Mex., are walking back to Ala
bama and Georgia.- Many have arrived
at San Antonio without food or money.
like Extravagance. '
APPROPRIATION NOT ENOUGH
The State of .Washington Has a Debt
Exceeding 9100,000 Because of Mili
tary Expenditures An Absolute Lack
. of Economy. ;' - '7."'.:'
Olympia, March 7. The senate com
mittee on appropriations recommended
favorably payment of the following de
ficiency claims :,-'. '. ;
Unaudited claims Yakima state fair....... f 10,199
Unaudited claims . Cheney . normal
school , l 7,800
Unauditt d claims National Guard . 44.000
Tide land claims above certiricates. ........ 35,000
Uuauulted claims. Washington world a
lair commission.... ,.. ... 17,500
Unaudited claims, w ,uan' department -..
world's fair commission.... 2,000
Agricultural college fuel, eleo ric light,
Came, on contract ana sundries... 4,950
Di-au. exDeniiiE Dei.lteutiary , books. -
thirty-nine days 292
Dean, expertlng veniieniiary books.
fortyAhre dayi 490
Total..; I. .$ 22,171
Accompanying the' recommendation
were reports trom tne committee on tne
military and tide lands ' deficiencies.
Regarding the military deficiency the
committee said : s
We find the deficiency in the military
department over the appropriations
made in 1893 to be about $43,uuu. this
is in great part represented by claims
against the state 'as yet unaudited.
These claims are as. a rule just claims
held by individuals in all parts of the
state, and upon' being audited by the
military board, which consists of the
governor, state auditor and adjutant
general, should be paid from the military
fund. ' However much we may question
the expediency, advisability or necessity
of maintaining this large -outlay, the
fact remains ; that the parties ; holding
these claims dealt with . tne state in good
faith, expecting to ' be paid, and we
therefore recommend that the above ap
propriation be made, to be used in tak
ing up such claims only as are approved
by the above named military auditing
board. 1 .'"'.
"In an examination into the financial
management of the military department
the appropriation committee has: been
overwhelmed by an apalling exhibition
of recklessness, extravagance and inca
pacity on the part of. the adjutant-gen
eral.,. ' He, -ia practically the business
head of the military organization. He
is a member of the military board, which
makes' the expenditures, and, also a.
member of the inilitary Auditing board,
which passes upon the'sei expenditures,
so that he can iustly be considered the
responsble head in the management; of
our military finances. , An examination
of the records for the past four years has
shown to the committee an utter lack of
the ordinary sense, , sagacity and .com
mon prudence which govern in the fin
ancial transactions of to-day, and the
unrestrained prodigality and profuse
ness of expenditure on the part of the
head of the military department war
rant the belief that a few more years of
the present management will, put the.
department so far in arrears that a dec
ade will be required to place.it again-on
an even footing. The committee find
that, owing to disorders occurring in
territorial days, the legislature saw. fit
to establish a one-fifth of a mill tax on
t.hn nsdRRRarl valuation of trOrertv in the
state, to go into what is termed the mil
itary fund. The entire receipts from this
tax wet i. tormeriy expended under, no
restrict ons, but upon obtaining state
hood it became necessary, because of
constitutional provisions, to ' make a
specific appropriation from this fund for
the maintenance ot the military organi
zation. - The limits Bet by previous leg
islatures as to the. amount of money to
be expended seems to have been, utterly
ignored, and the past twoi legislatures
have found it necessary to meet defi
ciencies caused by the failure of ;the ad
jtftanfcgeneral " to keep within - the
bounds set by them; - : The last legisla
ture appropriated $80,000 for the niain
tenance of the militia for two years
$40,000 for each fiscal -year..' This was
believed to be sufficient to keep the
National Guard at a high standard of
excellence, provided ordinary pare, fru
gality and common business prudence
were exercised by the chief military
staff officer in whose hands the affairs of
themilitia.are practically intrusted.. We
find, however an absolute lack and ab
sence of economy, and nd inclination
whatever to keep the expenses within
The Case Against Stanford's Estate.
San Francisco; March 7.-Lewis', D.
McCusick, who', has received ..his. ap
pointment as special counsel in the gov
ernment's suit against the - Stanford
estate to recover its pro rata of the Pa
cific railroad debt, said this ' morning he
had no idea when - the action would be
begun. No complaint has yet been filed
in the case, and it is not known whether
the attorney-general will have it drawn
up here or in Washington. Until the
complaint Is prepared the government's
plan will not be known. . Y
California Militia to Be Paid.
San Francisco, March , 7. The long-
delayed ' payments to the members of
the .National Guard lor neld services
during the late strike are to be made.
General .Chadbourne expects that the
warrants and check books win arrive
from Sacramento in a few,' days, and
then the force of clerks under his. com
mand will commence to pay off the 'sol
diers' at once.- ' General Chadbourne
stated this afternoon .that every mem
ber of .the. guard would receive his
money within fifteen days.
FOUND A SHORTAGE.
Muddled Condition of a Missionary So
New York, March 7. There is
shortage in the accounts of the Ameri
can Church Missionary Society, and the
books of the organization have been
found to be in such confusion that the
experts are not as yet in a position to
make a detailed statement. The state
ment implicates Rev. William A. New
bold, of MontclairiN. J., and the treas-
urer, Henry A. Oakley of New York
city. The fact that their accounts were
in a muddled condition was discovered
about a month ago, and at once a spe
cial committee was appointed to inves
tigate the matter. To-day a meeting of
the executive committee was neld. Tne
special committee presented its report
in which it was stated that a shortage
had been found. The report itself the
committee refused to : make public.
Bishop Peterkin, of West Virginia, said
to-night relative to the action of the
executive committee : -
"The irregularities are such as war
rant tne removal of. the secretary and
treasurer from office. The. society's ex
penditures are between $25,000 and $30,
000 a year, and the money is paid out
mostly in small sums, making the audit
ing of the accounts extremely difficult,
The society has not been entirely crip
pled by these irregularities, but they
have extended over a period of five or
six years. It is impossible to . make a
detailed statement. 1 would not like to
call it defalcation, but I will Bay that
hereafter the society would like its
money handled in a different manner."
A BUREAU WITHOUT A HEAD.
A Tangle in the Affairs of the Immigra
.. - ' . tion Department
Washington, March 7. There is , a
curious tangle in the affairs of the im
migration bureau which cannot be
straightened out until the president re
turns from his trip to North Carolina.
By an act passed during the closing
hours 6f congress, and which received
the president's approval,, the office of
superintendent of - immigration was
abolished, and the position of ''commissioner-general
of immigration" . was
created. No provision was made in the
bill, which was drafted by the treasury
department, to continue in office Mr.
Herman Stump, of Maryland, the pres
ent efficient superintendent of immigra
tion under the new title given to the
duties of his office as "commissioner-
general of immigration." .The conse
quence is that the immigration bureau
is now without an official head. - Mr.
Stump continues .to exercise general
supervision over the work of the office,
but the official mail has to be signed by
the chief clerk. When the president re
turns of course it will be entirely compe
tent for him to make a recess appoint
ment , designating "Superintendent"
Stump as "commissioner-general," and
if. 'the senate, when it meets in Decem
ber, confirms the nomination everything
will be all right. - In the meantime, and
until the president returns and 'takes
action, there is a vacancy at the head of
the immigration bureau. ; i
THE GOVERNMENT WON.'
A Case Involving Claims for Rebates of
. . . . ' Tariff. '
New York, March 7. Among the de
cisions handed down - to-day in the
United States circuit court of appeals
was one which was a signal victory for
the governihent, the decision in question
being in the case of the United States
against E. Rosen wald & Bro., irh port
ers. '" The judgment of the lower court
in favor of the importers is reversed, and
the collector's classification of bumatra
tobacco, on which the case hinges, is
sustained. The case is unusually im
portant, because the refunds claimed by
importers of Sumatra tobacco under the
tariff of "1883, still unpaid, amount to
over $1,000,000. The decision may en:
aDle the government to prevent any re
covery at all by the importers. In ad
dition it will probably prevent any future
similar claims for refunds..,'.,:,.. v
.": Queer Pulpit Utterances.
Boston, March 7. The Rev. W. H..
Smith, of South Acton, one of the lead
ing Universalist ministers, declared that
90 per cent of ministers were looking for
new parishes, and were muzzled by cir- -cumstances.'
He said : "I "think when
a rich man hears that a number of peo
ple have been killed in a mine be. re
joices. That is tne spirit among tne,
rich; Then the rich are over-reaching,"
taking advantage of the poor in every
direction, i I believe we shall yet have a
war in which every man will carry. the
most approved gun and go out hunting
for rich men as they do for -squirrels.";
He. closed by quoting: "The republic
is a delusion, freedom a dream and the
song of liberty a funeral dirge." The
other clergymen have expressed their
disapproval of Mr. Smith's remarks. ,
Chinese General Beheaded by His Men.
London,' March 7. Under date of
Tien Tsin, to-day, the Times publishes a
dispatch saying that, disturbances are
increasing. One of the Chinese gen
erals in the Shan Tung province was be :
headed by his soldiers for attempting to
suppress pillage. Similar troubles are
reported at Hunan and Liao Yang, near
Moukden, which is probably taken. 1
.: " : Coxey and Debs.'
. MaBbilon, O., March 7. Promptly
upon his return from the convention of
Populist editors in the ' West, : Carl
Browne hired four more - office-rooms
and the Coxey presidential campaign
moves bravely on. The suggestion that
a ticket reading Coxey and . Debs would
be in accordance with the eternal fitness
of things meats with favor., ..
Condensed Telegraphic Reports
of Late Happenings.
TAKEN HOT FROM THE WIRES
Budget of News for Easy Digestion From
a Different Parts of the States of Wash-
ington, Oregon and Idaho Items of
, Interest to Paciflo Coast People.
Grant's Pass, Or., has 405 boys and
ouu gins oi Bcuooi age, ,, . . , . ,
The farmers about Silver Lake, Or.,
are desirous of establishing a creamery.
The school census in' Corvallis, Or.,
shows 352 females and 316 males ; total
"' An effort is being made to start up the
Ucosta, Wash., mill plant that has been
idle tor a year. -.-.-!
The city council of Seattle has donated
$200 to the Salvation army to be used in
its labor, relief work. ; : :
It is proposed to hold an encampment
of G. A. R. veterans of Eastern Oregon
i T nn J a.
ai Ji.igin, JUiy zo ana iA. , , f
There are 12,000 sacks of grain in the
monkiand district or Sherman county,
ur., yet in the tanners' hands. :
' Four regulars and eight specials are
to be dropped from. the Spokane' police
rorce in we interest oi. economy.
As soon as the weather is suitable the
prisoners in ' Spokane county. Wash..
jail will be set to work on the roads.
The woolen mills at Bandon, Or., are
running overtime with orders enough to
keep at it all summer. A shortage of
wool is threatened. ; , . , . ,
Many owners of hopyards are putting
up the wire system this spring. It costs
but little more than poles and lasts for
a number. ot years. : :
A public wool warehouse and market
will be established at Baker City, Or. It
win be buxiuu teet, oi corrugated iron.
on stone foundation. ' . ',:-, : s
It is said there is to be a boom in the
Althouse mining district this year, and
thgt lou stamps will be at work in the
vicinity of Browntown. - .
The Heppner, On. board of trade has
appointed a committee to see what can
be done" to. open a road between . that
city and Parris creek. . . :. , ,
A subscription is being taken" among
the sportsmen of Walla Walla, Wash.,
for the importation Of 400 pairs of bob
white quail to stock that section, f; j
:''A Tacoma,,Wash., firm is making large
shipments of eggs to Montana. This is
result of the Eastern blizzards cutting
on the supply trom that direction.
The business men and farmers of La
Center, Am boy, Chelatchie and Yacolt,
Wash., are talking of jointly building a
good road in that region eighteen miles
long: -, " , ' ... , ,
There is a project on foot to open up a
trail and ppstal route between Grant's
Pass and (iold tieach, Ur., by way of the
junction of Rogue and Illinois rivers.
Illahee, Reuben and Leland. ,
The Salem. Or., postmaster has been
directed by the postal department : to
discharge one carrier from his fore. A
remonstrance petition is being signed to
be forwarded to the postmaster-general.
The telephone svstem from Spokane
to Coeur d'Alene is to , be extended to
Helena and , other Montana ' points.
twenty-five miles of , wire being put
under ground in crossing the Goeur
d'Alenes. , . , '
Captain Maltby has sent the What
com, Wash., board of trade some sam
ples of Wilson hybrid tobacco raised on
his farm at Lynden. This year he and
G. L. Ramsdel will raise about ten acres
f the Havana variety. , : ,
: H. i B. Williams, Frank Cook et al.V
have filed articles of incorporation for
the American Patriotic -'Memorial As
sociation of Whatcom, Wash. ; The ob
ject of -the association is to " furnish
gratuitoa instruction to the children of
soldier ad sailors who served in the
war. ::.:', v- ,'i ;.;,.: ... ' -'
The Tacoma, Wash., committee in
charge of the army-post matter has de
cided to report in favor of a half-dozen
sites as follows : East Side of American
Lake, west Bide of American Lake, Span
away Lake, Steilacom site, near! Albert
Why te's place, Edison site, near Edison,
and Point Defiance, V :;'. OV: V ;: '-
Oly m pi a people are determined to re
sent to: the utmost the action 'of Ta
coma's newspapers and chamber of com
merce in regard to the continuance oi
work on the capitol, and business men
are correspondingly grateful for Seattle's
friendliness on what is to. . Olympia . the
all-important question. i t,rr. :
A compromise- has been effected in the
affairs of the. Aberdeen, Wash.; bank;
and joint receivers have been appointed
by the superior court. In . consequence
the appeal has been withdrawn, and the
receivers are now hard at work endeavor
ing to straighten out the tangle. The
receivers are : J. P. Carson,- of . Monte
sano, and .Eugene France, of Aberdeen.
Both are well-known business men. and
depositors can rest satisfied that their
interests will be protected in every way
possible. - --':-: '..":-':tr-i .?'; ,','-'';, . ::-'
Senator Campbell's bill, which is prac
tically for the relief of the city of Ta
coma, Wash,, in: permitting an extension
of the water system, passed the senate,
and was immediately transmitted to the
house and passed there. Two years ago
the city of Tacoma at a special election
appropriated $300,000 for the extension
of its water system to Pattison springs.
These did not have the capacity sup
posed, and as the money was voted for
a special purpose it. was impossible to
extend the system in any other direction
without another vote of the people. The
bill is for the purpose of again submit
ting the matter, ,
What Has Long Been a Fiction Is Now
Made a Crime.
Washington, March 7. The assistant
attorney-general for the postoffice de
partment has made an important ruling
in regard to what are known as "newsi
paper laws.", These so-called laws pro
vide that subscribers to newspapers are
liable for the prices thereof unless they
give express notices to discontinue ; that
when they give notice to discontinue
without- paying arrearages or refuse to
take papers from the office, the pub
lisher of a newspaper can have any one
arrested for fraud who takes a news
paper and refuses to pay for it, and that
is a dangerous trick to allow a subscrip
tion account to run on for six months or
a year and then tell the postmaster to ,
mark it "refused" or send the editor
notice to discontinue the paper. The
department has time and again inform
ed persons making inquiries and the
public generally that there are no such
laws. The ruling just made, however,
goes beyond this. It was to the effect '
that a publisher who makes a demand
for payment of the subscription price of
his paper through the mails, accom ,
pahied by a threat of enforcing such
pretended laws in case the demand is
not complied with, may be prosecuted
for attempting to obtain money under
false pretenses, provided he knows that
such so-called laws have no existence as
laws or decisions in the courts.
THE WEATHER SIGNALS.'
ueoessful Tests Made by the Bureau
Officer In New York. ' T
New York, -March 8. A most suc
cessful test was made this evening of
the new weather signals constructed by -'
the weather bureau in the tower of the
Manhattan Life Insurance Company's
new building at 66 Broadway. . The sig :
nals," red and white, are' placed one
above the other, 384 feet above the sea
level. The lights, which were especial
ly constructed for the bureau have a
combined strength of : 64,000 candle-
power. The red signal consists of ten :
arc' lamps, each of 4,000 candle-power.. '
ThS white signal, which is plated above
the ed twelve feet, is made up of six
arc lamps, each of 4,000 candle power.
rhetest was made soon alter 7 o'clock.
Sergeant Dunn said he- had men sta
tioned at Newark, Rutherford, Long Isl
and City, Hoboken and ' Brooklyn, who
will report their observations of the sig- v-
nals made. He added : ' ' '
"These signals will indicate approach
ing winds, and will not be used as rain
or snow signals. The red light alone in- a
dicates easterly winds and- hurricanes.' .
The white light will say a frosty morn
ing; the1 red and white, high westerly
winds, and a flash light with a green
shade will indicate a cold wave." - - -
The lights can be Been fifty miles
away, . - - ,".-'-
THE CRUISER OLYMPIA. ,
The Builders Complimented by the
San Francisco, March 7. The Olym
pia, built by the Union iron works of
San Francisco, was accepted by the sec
retary of the navy on February 21, and
on February 28 he forwarded a copy of
the report made by the naval board of
examiners to the local constructors, and
congratulates the department on the ex
cellence of the ship. A copy has just,
been received by the Union iron works
and it reads as follows: "The board
congratulates the department On the ad
dition of the Olympia to the navy of the
United states, which with its great
fighting power, speed and elegant ap
pearance is a credit to the navy and
American skill. It is with great pleas
ure that the board calls the attention of
the department to the excellent work
done by the Union iron works, their care
in all the details of construction and the
clean, and finished condition of the ves-
THE BIG YACHTS.
Aluminum-Steel Plates for the Cup De- .
fender at Bristol. V
Bristol, R. I., March 8. The first .
shipment of aluminum steel plates for
the cup defender arrived to-day from
the Pittsburg Reduction Company's
Works. There were thirteen of these :
plates, each 13 feet 6 inches long, I foot
9 inches wide and one-quarter of an inch
thick. ! The center section of the bronze
keel plate, 12 feet long, also arrived at
Bristol to-day. The larger end of this is.
23 inches in width and is 15 inches wide
at, the narrow end. ' Its weight is 938
pounds. The total weight of the keel
plate will be z.UO pounds, with a total
ength of three sections of 34 " feet 9
inches.; -Work is being rushed along,
notwithstanding the sickness of De
signer Nat Herres'hoff.
' A Circus Freak Dead. .
Columbus,: Ind., March 8. Grimes
Austin, the "wild man from Madagas
car," is dead. He had Jong white hair
and large eyes with a scarlet tinge. Ex
hibited with a circus in a steel-barred
cage, dressed in skin garments and fet
tered like a wild beast, he bcame a draw
ing card and traveled extensively with
Barnum and others. He leaves an es
tate worth $40,000. 1
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' T.jspAMessors to Meet. .
Spokane, Wash., March 6. Aconven-
tion '. of county assessors of ,' Eastern
Washington will be held in : Spokane
March 15. The purpose will be to de-
term in e an equitable basis for an assess
ment of personal property, with particu
lar reference to livestock. ; The asses
sors agree that the valuation fixed on
the west side of the mountains for high-
grade horses and cattle cannot be justly
applied to range stock on the east side.