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It's a Cold Day When We Get Left.
HOOD RIVER, .OREGON", FRIDAY, JANUARY 8, 1897.
I li$fI WEEK
From All Paris of the New
World and the Old.
OF INTEREST TO OUR READERS
Comprehensive Review of the Import
ant Happening!! of the Past Week
Culled From the Telegraph Columns.
Owing to the prevalence of yellow
fever in Guayaquil, all steamers from
that port 'will be placed in quarantine
for observation. . :., .
Five miners were instantly killed in
j Alderson, I. T. The explosion is sup
, posed to have been caused by the fire
boss unscrewing his safety lamp, which
ignited the gas. -
A big strike of coal miners has oc
curred pn the Wheeling division of the
Baltimore & Ohio road, as the result
- of the refusal of operators to pay the
sixty-cent rate, as promised at the late
joint convention of miners and opera
tors. About 1,200 men are out, and
nearly every mine is closed. . ,--.' .
The report that miners are to be im
' ported from Missouri to operate the
Virginius mine and Revenue tunnel
near Ouray, Col. , is stoutly denied at
the office of A. Reynolds, the principal
owner. Preparations to resume work
are going forward at the Revenue tun
nel, and the old miners will be em
A band of masked regulators went
to the house of C. W. Reddick, a few
miles west of Newport, Idaho, and
. called him to the door. They seized
him, dragged him outside, took him a
1 short distance from the house and gave
him a terrible beating with horsewhips
and switches. His condition is critical.
The alleged offense of Reddick was im
proper attentions to a married woman
. of the neighborhood. ' r ".''
It is stated that C. P. Huntington
has a corps of engineers in the ' field
making a preliminary survey for a rail
road from Port Alvarado, south of Vera
Cruz, to the port of Salina Cruz on
the Pacific, and that, if .he can secure
advantageous routes, he will ask the
government for a concession for the
purpose of operating the line in con
nection with Paoific Mail steamers, do
ing away with the Panama route.
The steamer Caranza, from Rotter
dam, is reported lost off Cape Abjoa.
Six members of the crew were saved
- and fifteen are missing. y .
Police Officer Bratton was badly shot
while trying to capture two burglars in
a store in Tacoma. He fierd at one bur-:
glar, when another, who was watch
ing,!' opened fire and shot Bratton twice
, in the back of the head. He will prob
ably die.. . - .' -.
Eddie Chandler, about 11 years old,
": was drowned in Portneuf river, in Po
- catello, Idaho. , He threw his hat on
the ice and tried to get the dog o get
it, and, failing in this, he went on the
ice and broke through into deep water.
The river was dragged and the body
found in, about an hour.
One of the last offioial acts of Mayor
Rader of Los Angeles, Cal. , will be to
, attach his signature to an ordinance
' making expectortations upon the side
walks of publio streets, entrances to
publio buildings or the floors of street
cars a misdemeanor, punishable by
either fine or imprisonment, or both.
Chief Hazen of the secret service at
Washington, has issued a circular warn
ing against a new counterfeit $10
national banknote on the Union, Na
tional bank of Detroit. The note is the
product of the same hand which pro
duced the recent counterfeit on the
National Bank of Commerce of New
i York. One distinguishable feature is
that the back of the note is upside
' down.'' ' . ' j'1 .
Miss Celia Strahm was killed by her
brother-in-law, Elden Buroker, at
, Dixie, eighteen miles west of Walla
, Walla. Miss.Strahm was visiting the
; family, and after the family had re-:--
tired she went out of the door, and
i upon returning the noise awakened
' Buroker, who drew a pistol from under
his pillow and shot Miss Strahm. He
mistook her for an enemy, whom he
had heard was intent on doing him
harm. . ' , '
Japan has a larger carrying trade on
the Pacifio than the United States, and
Americans who are near enough to
: watch the shifting scenes in this new
and rapidly developing contest for com
mercial supremacy find little matter
for pride in present tendencies. This
is the statement of United States Con-'
jsul Bell, of Sydney, contained in his
: report to the state department upon the
opening of the new Japanese steamship
line between Yokohama and Australia.
The president has extended the civil
service rules so as to include all officers
and employes in the federal peniten
tiary at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. ,
though it is to apply to all such gov
ernment institutions and to all peni
tentiaries hereafter created immediately
upon their establishment. Attorney
General Harmon is subjecting the re
cent civil service schedule as affecting
; the department of justice to a rigid
scrutiny. .The present amendment is
1 to overcome a defect in the rules pro
mulgated and futher amendments on
similar lines may be expected.
THE ARTICLES SIGNED.
Fltzslinmons Has Agreed to Meet Cor
bett on March 17.
New York, Jan. 6. The only hitch
which now seems possible to prevent
the meeting of Corbett and Fitzsim
mons will be the failure of ' Stuart to
secure a place where they may settle
the long-talked-of contest. On De
cember 7, James J. Corbett affixed his
singature to the articles of agreement.
This afternoon, Fitzsimmons, accom
panied by his manager, met Dan Stuart
at Jersey City, and Fitzsimmons signed
his name underneath Corbett's on the
articles. ''.,.;"' ' ' . ' , , .':
- As to the side bet, Fitzsmmons said
he would put up from $5,000 to $ 10,000.
There was very little quibbling and it
looked as if all parties concerned were
in earnest about wishing to decide who
is to be the recognized heavy-weight
champion of the world. ,
The articles call for a purse of $15,
000 to be given to the winner, and each
of the principals to post $2,500 in the
hands of a stakeholder to guarantee an
appearance in the ring, the one failing
to live up to this agreemet to forfeit to
the other and Stuart, v As a guarantee
of goad faith, Stuart agrees to post
$5,000 with a stakeholder, to be divid
ed between Corbett and Fitzsimmons,
if he (Stuart) fails to carry out the
provisions incorporated in the agree
ment. Stuart further agrees to post
the remainder of the purse, $10,000, in
the hands of a stakeholder, thirty days
prior to the date of the contest, and
that the said $10,000 will be forfeited
by him to Corebtt and Fitzsimmons, if
Stuart fails to bring off the contest on
March 17. Five-ounce , gloves are to
be used.' - . : .-
George Siler, of Chicago, is agreed
upon as referee, and Fitzsimmons de
cided that Al Smith of New York,
was satisfactory 'as stakeholder for
him. Stuart refused to say where he
expected to bring the mill off, but the
articles called for him. to notify the
pugilists of the place one month prior
to the date of the contest.
Fitzsimmons' right hand was band
aged from the effects of his fight with
Sharkey, when he received an injury
to one of his knuckles , in, delivering a
blow. Julian, his manager, '. would
not say where or when Fitzsimmons
would go into training, as he had not
yet made arrangements.
A FIENDISH PLOT.
Negroes Confess to an Attempt to
t , Wreck an Bxpress Train.
St. .; Louis, Jan. 6. A Republic
special from Birmingham, Ala., says:
; Four of the five train wreckers in jail
here today confessed to the formation
of a fiendish plot to wreck and rob the
Southern railway's fast express from
Washington, at McComb's trestle,
twelve mjjes east of the city, on the
night of December 19, and this con
fession leads to the belief that the same
gang removed the rail which wrecked
the Birmingham mineral train at Ca
haba river bridge, causing the death of
twenty-six people and injuring eleven
others, ' on December 27, although
those under arrest are as yet silent as
to the wreck. .-. ; . .,-'
Last week five negroes, Andrew
Feagan, Tom Ingram, Tom Parker,
Emanuel Billings and Rome Soales,
were arrested by deputy sheriffs and
railroad detectives, it is said, on a con
fession of one of the number. All were
miners at the Henry Ellen mine, near
McComb's trestle. Today, ; all but
Feagan confessed. Parker, who did
most of the talking, says Feagan was
the leader of the plot; that he proposed
the wrecking of the trains one night at
a dance, as a good scheme by which to
get Christmas money, and that the five
agreed to engage in the work, with the
understanding that those who failed to
stand to the agreement would be killed
by the others. ' ' ;
When the time came .for , action, all
weakened but " Feagan and Parker.
They went to McComb's trestle, ninety
feet high, by night, and entered upon
the work of drawing spikes and remov
ing bolts from the rails.' The plan was
to club to death and shoot those pas
sengers who were not killed by the
crash when the train fell to the ravine.
Not until the second night was the
death trap ready. They waited by a
campfire in the ravine below. The
fast express came, but Engineer Hawes
saw that a rail was out of place and
managed to stop his train, only,' how
ever, after every wheel had left the
track. Seeing ' their plot had failed,
Parker says . he and Feagan fled,
mounted on a mule.1
Here the confessions end, but as the
Cahaba wreck was like McComb's at
tempted wreck in every detail, exoept
that it was successful, even to the ex
tent Of sacrificing twenty-six lives and
the wounded and dead being robbed
by the wreckers, it is regarded aa
well nigh certain that the same gang
committed both deeds, and further de
velopments are expected very soon. : ;
; Deeds to Settlers.
Tacoma, Jan. 6. The new Northern
Pacifio railway management is issuing'
deeds to settlers for lands purchased of
the late Paul Schulze, general land v
agent, where they can show receipts '
for money paid, but of which Schulze '.
defrauded the company. ' Sixty case
are involved aggregating $150,000. :
The purcashers were afraid their pay-
ments would not be recognized. '
Schulze committed, suicide in this city '
a year and a half ago. I
II HIS GOO PIECES
Pacific Coast Lumber Trust
a Thing of the Past. '
DIFFICULTIES FROM THE START
Increased Supply of Lumber and . Ina
bility to Keep Up Prices Were
, the Rocks ' on Which It Split.
' Seattle, Jan. ' 6. The1 Post-Intelligencer
says: The Central Lumber
Company, of California, the most stu
pendous trust ever organized on the Pa
cifio coast, is a thing of the past. No
such combine w'as ever before effected
for the control of a market in this end
of the world, and inability to maintain
its organization is what nonsympathiz
ers predicted at the time of its concep
tion. The conditions of its agreement
were the stiffest ever promulgated, and
were a practical mortgage, bill of sale,
and all-around cinch on the operations
of the mills and the members of the
trust. ; ' '-
, It had a hard row to hoe from the
start but its plan was the best ever
gotten up on the Pacifio coast, inas
much as it controlled every cargo mill
on the coast except three, and at one
time the outlook was rosy indeed. , But,
like any business proposition, supply
and demand, keeness of competition,
man's cupidity, and necessities, and
natural opposition had to be considered,
and the rocks upon which the Central
Lumber Company broke were sharp.
In the first place, the projectors con
fidently believed that the demand in
1896 would exceed that of 1895.
That being the belief, they were con
fident that price-cutting would be im
possible. But the demand did not
come up to expectations, the proportion
of supply and demand being 4 to 1, in
stead of 3 to 1, as compared with eight
een months ago. The anticipation of
enhanced values prior to the formation
of the company, furthermore caused
the piling up of great stocks of lumber
in San Francisco, and other California
distributing points, at lower prices, so
that when the new list became opera
tive the inevitable resulted. ' '
No one purchased lumber from the
mills, but everyone scrambled for the
small trade in sight in the endeavor to
get rid of the stock in the yards. Then
came a clash between the retailers and
the members of the Central Lumber
Company came out second-best. To
day lumber is selling at barely cost in
However, during this period the
millmen in Washington,' Oregon and
British Columbia were simply specta
tors. They could not understand why
orders were not coming in, and why
their dividends were so small. At the
same time, one mill in British Colum
bia, four in Washington and four in
Oregon, not members of the company,
had started into the cargo trade, and
were cutting the price from fifty cents
to $2 per 1,000, and were running over
time, while the Central Lumber Com
pany's mills were idle or running only
part of the time. This caused hard
feelings toward the company, especially
among the smaller millmen, who were
compelled to operate their plants in or
der to meet obligations. . On top of
this came accusations that the larger
firms were securing "all the trade for
themselves. Finally one mill broke its
agreement with the company, and
others followed suit in short order.
' New York, Jan. 6. "When I die I
am . going to have one of the finest
mausoleums in the country, and will
make those now in Woodland, cemetery
look cheapen comparison, " was the re
mark the friends of the late John Stet
son used to hear from him frequently.
The idosyncrasies of the famous the
atrical manager and financier were so
numerous that this announcement never
occasioned any special comment.
His project now seems in a fair way
to be carried out, and that very soon,
as the plans for the mausoleum are now
being considered by the executors of
the Stetson estate. It is to be of
granite, and will have ponderous bronze
doors. On the panels of these, doors
will be scenes from the play from
which he made a large part of his for
tune, and in which his wife captivated
the publio heart, and showed she was
a charming actress as . well as one of
the most daring bareback riders that
ever entered a circus ring.
All the most effective scenes from
"The Crust of Society, " in which the
late Mrs.: Stetson, as : Mrs. Eastlake
Chapel, took the role of the leading
lady, will be faithfully represented.
But the most curious thing of all
will be a huge bronze horse sitting on
its haunches over the entrance to the
tomb. It will' be a reproduction of
Mrs. Kate Stokes Stetson's favorite
trick horse. ' ' . .
Tacoma Shingle Mill Burned.
Tacoma, Jan. 6. The big shingle
mill of the Puget Sound Shingle Com
pany, at Old Tacoma, burned late to
night, causing loss of over $10,000,
which is partly covered by insurance.
The mill has, been under repairs for
several days, preparatory to its opera
tion by the new lessee. It had a daily
capacity of 200,000 shingles. Incen
diarism is believed to have been the
cause, though no motive is known.
THE RECALL OF WEYLER.
The Orders, It is Said, Will Very Soon
New York, Jan. 6. News has been
received by the Cuban junta from
Washington that the Spanish govern
ment has positively determined to re
call Captain-General Weyler.
General Primo de Rivera, it is said,
will succeed General Weyler in Cuba.
He is captain-general in the Spanish
army, and in favor with the Canovas
government. v '' '.
Minister Taylor, it. is said, informed
Secretary Olney several days ago that
the authorities at Madrid were on the
point of relieving General Weyler of his
command in Cuba and of appointing as
his successor Captain-General Rivera. ,
Reasons were given in brief why a
change was deemed advisable and a
statement was made as to the probable
time when the orders would be promul
gated. . , -!
It is learned the Madrid government
is displeased at the fact ' that General
Weyler, 'with about 200,000 troops, has
not put down the Cuban revolt. He
has expended large sums of money,
but so far has made no decided head
way in accomplishing his main object,
that of quelling the insurrection and
restoring peace and good order in Cuba.
His troops have been victorious on oc
casions, but they also have met defeat
and. the total result, considering
Spain's outlay in life and treasure, is
far from satisfactory. - ". : - :
Too much may have been expected of
Weyler; just as the exaction was too
great in the case of Campos. Still,
the one great requirement, success, has
not been fulfilled, and Weyler has con
sequently fallen in officiail esteem in
A SNOW-BOUND TRAIN..
Passengers on the Santa Fe Road Did
Not Go Hun try.
Topeka, Kan.,' Jan. 6. Passengers
on the Colorado express, westbound,
on the Santa Fe road, had a trying ex
perience in Sunday's blizzard. At 1:30
o'clock in the morning," at a point ten
miles east of Dodge City, Kan. , the
train stuck fast in a deep cut that had
been filled with snow, and until noon
following not a wheel was turned.
The passengers were warm and com
fortable in the cars, and when, after
nearly ten hours' imprisonment, they
began clamoring for something to eat,
the trainmen proved equal to the emer
gency. In the express car the -conductor
found several crates of eggs and
several pails of fresh oysters. The ex
pressman had some cornmeal and salt,
and pepper, which he had been carry
ing for an emergency. The trainmen
then turned in with these articles and
prepared a Sunday dinner, that , was
served to the hungry passengers on
pieces of pasteboard, ' shortly before
noon. Six tramps who had been rid
ing on the brakebeams were called in
and partook of the express messenger's
Railroad traffic throughout . Kansas
was considerably delayed on Sunday,
but today reports from throughout the
state indicate that the storm is subsides-
DIED AFTER A BOUT.
An Auburn Man Had Been ;. Boxing?
When He Fell Over Dead.
.Seattle, Wash. ; Jan. 6. A dispatch
to the Post-Intelligencer fifom Auburn,
King county, says that Ernest B. Funk
died suddenly tonight in Goodrich's
saloon. , Immediately before his death
he had ; a friendly boxing bout with a
friend, : lasting about five minutes.
Funk had 'not apparently overexerted
himself or received a single blow, and
was taking off the gloves when he fell
forward on his knees and face. . It was
thought ' at ! first that he had fainted,
but physicians were called, and when
they arrived they prnounced him dead.
He had suffered for years from inflam
matory rheumatism. Physicians said
his death was probably caused from
heart trouble. He was a laborer, and
drank but little. It is not known that
he had any relatives in the state.
Death of C. H. Lewis. . ,
Portland, Or., Jan. 6. C. H. Lewis,
the best-known of Portland's mer
chants, passed peacefully away at 2:47
this morning, after an illness of two
days, from paralysis. ' 1 He was sur
rounded by his family at his death, but
was unconscious to the f last. Mr.
Lewis was stricken with paralysis Sat
urday afternoon while on . his way to
business. . He was immediately taken
to his home and given all the assistance
that medical skill could provide, ' but
gradually sank and lingered until his
death. '. His wonderful vitality was all
that held death at bay so long. The
paralysis at first extended only over
one side, and Dr. Holt C. Wilson, his
nephew and physician, hoped that the
stroke might be only temporary.'. But
paralysis at Mr. Lewis' advanced age
almost invariably proves fatal, and the
case of, Portland's greatest merchant
proved no exception to the rule.
Awarded the Comet Medal.
Lick Observatory, - Jan. . 6. -p-The
comet medal of the Astronomical So
ciety of the Pacific has been awarded
to Mr. C. D. Perrine, assistant as
tronomer in Lick Observatory, for his
discovery of an unexpected comet on
November 2, 189ft- !
BRIEF PACIFIC COAST NEWS
A Resume of Events in the
EVIDENCE OF STEADY GROWTH
I Kews Gathered in All the Towns of
Our Neighboring- State Improve
ment Noted in All Industries Oreeon.
The John Day flouring mill, having
ground up all the wheat in sight, is
now idle. , ':' ;;
Marion oounty's assessment for 1896
hag already oost $7,000, and the end
is not yet, says the Statesman. ( ?-
A oolony of Illinois ' people will
leave that state in -March or April, to
settle in the southern part of Yamhill
county and the southern part of Polk
county. ' ':'.'; u:
Fred Kemper, of Pendleton, who won
a oayuse at a raffle the other day, gave
the beast back to its original owner and
treated him for taking the oayuse off
', Engineer Dillman, of the Astoria
railway, says that there are 400 men
at work near Rainier and the Clata
kanie, and that two big dredgers are
being run night and day.
Henry Buooholz, a prominent oitizen
of Tamaraok, Uamtilla county, is burn
ing chatooal. It takes five days to
burn a pit, and he has to watoh it
day and night, and camps by the pit.
The Wallowa stage was wreoked
last week by an aooident on Wallowa
hill. There were three passengers that
day, but they got out to walk just be
fore the stage started down the hill, so
that nobody was injured. 1 ;;
G. W. MoKinney, of Brownsville,
last week butchered a hog that dressed
622 pounds, from whioh he rendered
150 pounds of lard, and the Browns
ville Times asks if any Willamette
farmer can beat the record.
Mrs. James Crosby, of Monmouth,
Or. , has a family- Bible, printed in
Edinburgh, Scotland, that has been
handed down in the family for several
generations; crossed the ocean to
Amerioa, and now lies on tbe center
table of Mrs. Crosby. It is prized Very
highly, and is still in a state of good
preservation. . :
The body of a white man 'washed
ashore on the beaoh- about half a mile
south of tbe mouth of Hunter's creek,
in Curry oounty recently. The coro
ner's jury was unable to : identify the
body, and found a verdict of death by
drowning. . The body was that of a
man about six feet . tall, with very
small hands and feet, , and weighing
about 180 pounds.
During the storm in November, Otto
Kohler shipped 3,500 sheep from The
Dalles to Columbus, Neb. , and arrived
there in due time, losing only four
sheep on the trip. Mr. Kohler writes
baok that he is feeding his sheep at
the farm of Nio Blazer, an uncle of
John Blazer, of The Dalles, near Co
lumbus, where he gets shelled oorn for
twelve cents a bushel, and other feed
at corresponding low prioes. ,
Jabez Cowles, an old oitizen of Clark
county, died at his home near Wood
land last week. ,
The Ellensburg city counoil has
made a reduction in the salaries of city
officials that will amount to $30. .
The Spokane street oar company's
receipts during the year have averaged
$30 a day more than last year, says the
A farmer of Cow City lost 4,000
bushels of potatoes by the November
Ireeze, and a Toledo man lost 1,000
bushels. There seems to have been a
heavy loss all over Lewis oounty.
Blackleg is making its appearance
among the cattle in Kittitas county.
Mr. Otis Hyer, stockman and ' farmer,
says that three of his neighbors have
lost from six to ten head of cattle, each
caused by this disease.
The state treasurer has issued a call
for state warrants on the general fund,
numbered - 13,491 to 18,785 inclusive,
amounting in the aggregate to $21,
651.49. : , Interest on these warrants
will cease after January 7, 1897.
-The Washington State Historical So-
Koatv afc Tannntfl Viaa filAd artinloa rtf in.
corporation. Their purpose is the col
lection and preservation in substantial
form of objects of traditional and his
torical interest to the state. Their
main headquaters will be in Tacoma.
- Alfred Snyder, 70 years of age, and
one of .Seattle's pioneer residents,
died the other night at Port Blakely,
where he went some time ago to act
as tallyman at . the big ' mill. Mr.
Snyder has always been held in high
esteem by the older residents who
knew him well, and his death is much
regretted. ' v.- ,
Harry Parlin, a brakeman on the O.
R. & N. , was taken to the hospital at
Walla Walla last week, suffering from
a scalp wound inflioted by a coupling
pin. He was standing beside the draw
head when the cars came together in
such a manner as to throw the pin in
the air with great force. The pin
struck him a glancing blow on the
head, and bounded teh feet higher.
Had it struok him squarely it probably
would have killed him instantly.
WILL APPOINT- CIVILIANS.
Corps of Inspectors or Steel Will Be
Washington, Jan. 5 Secretary Her
bert has praotioally decided to increase
tbe present naval oorps of inspectors of
steel used in the construction of naval
vessels of the United States . by the ap
pointment of a number of expert civil
ians. At a conference held by the sec.
retary with Assistant Secretary Mo
Adoo, .Naval Constructor Hiohborn
and a number of bureau chiefs, the sub
ject was fully discussed, and it was the
opinion of all present that the situation
demanded this aotion. It was repre
sented that the number of naval in
spectors suitable for the duty was not
sufficient for the needs of the service.
Captain. MoCormiok and Chief Engi
neer Smith, of the Norfolk navy-yard,'
are expected to arrive here soon, when
the details preliminary to the appoint
ments will be completed. It is thought
that the civil servioe commission will
be called upon to furnish at once
twelve or fifteen men who. by rigid ex
amination, have proved themselves ex
perts in this line, and when secured,
they probably will be distributed
among the works now furnishing the
steel and iron used in the construction
of our naval vessels. . The experts will
be gent to Bethlehem, the Cranegie,
the Phoenix, the Vail, the Thorlow and
the Midvale works.
SLAVERY IN NICARAGUA.
A Terrible State of Affairs in the Labor
Market. . '
Managua, Nicaragua, Jan. 5. A
terrible state of affairs prevails in the
labor market here, and . the system of
selling labor has reduced very large
numbers of men, women and children
to a state of slavery. ; Owners of ooffee
estates recently held a meeting, with
the object of influencing the govern
ment of Nicaragua to establish in Cuba
a labor agenoy to induce Cuban la
borers to migrate to Nicaragua. Men
and women here are now endeavoring
by every possible means, excepting an
armed revolution, to esoape from the
servitude incident to the sale of their la
bor, authorized by the constitution of
Nicaragua and enforoed as .vigorously
as possible by military power, until the
money for goods advanced to them and
interest thereon, and heavy fines for
delinquency, have been paid in full by
labor, at low rates. . This year's crop
of ooffee in Nioaragua is estimated at
about 80 per oent of a full crop. The
deficiency has been caused by insuffi
cient rains during the year. ' ' The
twigs on which the ' ooffee crop of
1897 is to be borne are from ' drought
so small and short as not to be able' to
yield a full orop in many estates in
Nioaragua next year.
A number of persons in Nioaragua,
especially in the eastern portion, are
making preparations to oultivate sugar
cane instead of ooffee, as heretofore.
A Battle Near Manila.
. Madrid, Jan. 5. A diipatoh from
Manila says a great battle has been
fought in the Philippine islands, re
sulting in the signal defeat of the in-.
urgents, 1,100 being killed. Addi
tional details indicate that the battle
was fought at Bulacan, a. town in the
province of Luzon, looated on the river
Bulaoan, twenty miles northwest of
Manila. General Enzbro, a leader of
tbe Philippine islands insurgents, is
said to have been killed in the conflict.,
Of the Spaniards, , twenty-five were
killed and sixty-three wounded.. It is
also reported that seven canon were
captured from the insurgents.
A dispatoh from Manila to Premier
Canovas del Castilo, giving additional
details of the battle at Bulacan, an
nounces that 8,000 of the insurgents
were killed, instead of 1,100, as at first
Prime Minister Canovas has also re
ceived word from Cuba whioh indi
cates the settlement of the difficulties
in that oolony will be hastened.
Kobbed a Church.
. Oakland, Cal , Jan. ; 6. The com
munion servioe of the Sacred Heart
church was stolen by irreverent thieves
last night. They stripped the taber
nacle on the altar of all its vessels, and
carried the safe whioh oontained most
of the service to a oonvenient point
near tbe church, where they blew it up.
The work was evidently done by ex
perts. The crime was not discovered
until this morning. ,;( .
The principal artioles stolen were a
silver ohalioe, taken from the safe, two
ciboriums, also of silver, and a silver
paten. Melted down, the value of the
silver would hardly exceed $20.
Sacred Heart church was robbed in a
similar manner six yrars ago, and Fa
ther L. Serra, the pastor, this morning
said that it was possible that both rob
beries were committed by the same
thief. The church was recently pre
sented with a very valuable communion
servioe, and it is thought that this was
what the thieves were after.
, : As Seen by the Times. .
' London, Jan. 5. The financial ar
ticle in the Times expresses the opinion
that the feeling of the stook exchange
that another period of cheap money and
booming prices is coming, is not justi
fied. "There may be short periods of
cheapness," says the Times,, "but un
less there is some unforseen change in
the whole situation, money will tend to
be comparatively scarce for the whole