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VOL. . VIII. . , . , - : ( HOOD H1VEK, OREGON, FRIDAY, APRIL 9, 1897. NO. 46.
ALASKA FORTUNE-SEEKERS.
Ill
THE SENATE PROTESTS
OREGON IN 'CONGRESS.
Epitome of the Telegraphic
News of the World. . ?
terse Ticks from the wires
An Interesting Collection of Item! From
the New. and the Old World In m
Condensed and Comprehensive Form.
The city authorities of Memphis,
Term. , have issued an appeal for aid for
the sufferers along the submerged Mis
sissippi valley.
The Turkish porte is endeavoring to
. negotiate with the Ottoman bank for a
loan of f 200, 000, for' the purchase of
cannon, but it is not believed the at
tempt will be successful. rf vlu n
A body of coolies numbering 5,000,
who struck recently against an increase
of taxes, engaged in an anti-foreign
' demonstration . in Shanghai,, China.
; Two inerf were killed, and it was neces
sary to call the marines to assist in
quelling the riot. . i
The Pacific can factory at Astoria,
Or., turned out 22,000,000 cans last
'year,: 8,000,000 of which were shipped
' to the Sound. Superintendent Kendall
says he expects to manufacture more
1 cans this year than last. The company
paid $22,000 duty on tinplate on April 1.
The "California Associated .Cycle
Clubs have effected an organization,
which practically severs their connec
tion with the L. A. W. A constitution
and by-laws were adopted, officers elect
ed, and the clubs officially assumed
control of track and road-racing in the
state of California, j ,c t -As
a result of the serious disagree
ment between President Errazuriz and
the minister of ' the ; interior, growing
out of ..the appointment by the latter of
governors and other officials not satis
factory to the president, the entire
. Chilean cabinet has resigned in order
to give the president full liberty of ac
tion. 1 j ; ;"l?:
Bradstreet's reports that the tinplate
factories of the United States are pro
ducing at the ..rate of 280,000 tons, or
4,600,000 boxes a year. The official
figures in tons of the decrease in imports
from Great' Britain, are as follows:
v 1893, 225,628; 1894, 226,879; 1895,
222.901; 1896, 113,051, showing a fall
ing off of 50 per cent in two years. . ,
Governor W. T. Thornton has wired
to Washington-his resignation as gov
ernor of New Mexico. His commis
sion will -expire on the 15th inst., but
he has always declared he would resign
as soon as the Borrego gang of conspira-
' tors was executed.. Most of the gover
nor's time for the next year will be
spent in the Sonora, Mexico, gold fields. '
A snowslide occurred at the Corinth
mine in the Slocan -country," killing
three men and carrying away the head
of the Aeritfl tramway recently erected
there. John - K. Brown, a hotel pro
prietor 6f "a Harrison hot springs, is
thought to have perished in a slide
while out prospecting in the Harrison
lake district. . Brown whs tracked to
the slide-by-Indians, but no-further'
trace of him can be found.
A bill making immediately available
$250,000 for saving life and property
along the Mississippi has been agreed
to in congress in an amended form and
sent to the president for his signature..
United ' States Minister Denby,' at
Pekin, has notified the department of
v state that, as a result of the efforts of
the British government, China has con
sented to open to commeroe West river,
which is situated in Canton, and at the
' mouth of which lies Hong Kong.
, Representative! Spaulding, of Michi-'.
gan, has introduced in the house a joint
resolution providing for the annexation
of Hawaii to the - United t States.: It
gives consent of congress that the Sand
wich islands be made into the state of
Hawaii, with a republican, form of gov
ernment.' " "
, Captain E. W. Reed, of the ship T.
F. Oakes,' was arrested in New York '
on a .warrant issued by the United
States court. 4 The Oakes is the ship on
which during its last voyage, there was
much suffering and several deaths, re
' suiting,-" as" alleged; from '"insufficient
food. . ., x,.,. v: .
An attempt was "made to destroy Al
toona, Pa. , four" inoendiary fires being
kindled in different parts of the city be
tween the hours of 11 and 1:30 o'clock.
Prompt work by the fire department
alone saved the town from possible de
struotion..The entire loss will aggre
gate betweei $50,000 and $60,000.
AVord is received in Brooklyn of the
death from' jungle' fever last January,
in Central Africa, of Samuel H. Ar
mour, a young physician in the service
' of the Belgian .government. . Dr. Ar-
mour was' well known socially and
among the medical fraternity of Brook
lyn. He1 6btalned his education at the
Long Island ; college hospital. He is a
nephew1 of Justioe Walker, of, Ohio.
Governor Rogers, 'of Washington,
has hopes1, of being able to retain all
companies' of the state militia now in
service? While the meager appropria-
tion would not alloW more than six, or (
at most' eight, companies, if they re
ceived the full allowance, arrangements
may be" made to allow one-half of the
former appropriation to companies in
smaller towns where armory rent ia
cheaper and expenses are less. ..
The " Usual Crowd on Board . of the
' -. Steamer Al-Ki.
- Port Townsend, April 7. When the
steamer Al-Ki left here for Alaska this
afternoon she carried 247 white passen
gers and 46 Chinese, and every availa
ble space on board, inoluding the dining
tables, had been appropriated as sleep
ing quarters for the horde of fortune
seekers. " The greater part of the crowd
is bound for recently discovered dig
gings at Klondyke, some distance be
yond Circle City, which are said to be
the richest ever brought to light in that
far-off land.,
Together with the large crowd of
passengers, there are twelve horses to
be used for packing, to say nothing of
the usual quota of dogs of all sizes and
breeds, to be utilized with sledges.
. Freight accommodation' was likewise
taxed to the i-'nost, the cargo of gen
eral merchandise for Alaska merchants,
and supplies belonging to : the miners,
being augmented here by a stamp mill
outfit' and two small steamers shipped
in sections to the Mackenzie river.
The latter will be unloaded at Dyea and
from there packed oh sledges over the
summits and glaciers to their destina
tion, where they will be put together.
The stamp mill outfit is consigned to
the Sum Dum Mining & Milling Com
pany, at the town of Sum Dum, in the
southeastern extremity of Alaska, 300
miles this side of Juneau.
California Clubs Soon to Withdraw.
San Francisoo, April 7. There is
dissension in the ranks ; of the Pacific
Amateur Athletic Association. The
association of late has taken a firm
stand in upholding what it calls ama
teur spirit in all branches of sport.
., A few week ago the various clubs
represented enacted a ... rule . which
placed the ban upon all boxing exhibi
tions,' no matter what their character
might be. i' Then came the enforcement
of the registry act, which makes it nec
essary for all athletes to register, a non
compliance with which will bring upon
the refractory athlete the penalty of ex
pulsion. The meager $35 prize, the
limit of guerdon to the victorious', ath
lete, is another sore point in the' laws
of the association, and productive of
much opposition among boxers , and
wrestlers. ' . f
The Pacifio Association is a branch
of the Amateur Athletic Union, and
in prosecution of these laws it follows
the rules of the head organization.
Much dissatisfaction has been exhibited
on the part of local athletes against
these laws, and as a result the Olym
pic, Reliance and two university clubs
will probably withdraw in the near fu
ture. f THE FOREST RESERVES.
Selected by the National Academy of
Science.
Washington, April ' 7. In compli
ance with a resolution of inquiry, the
seoretary of the interior sent to the sen
ate copies of the correspondence on file
in his office bearing upon the executive
order of February 22. establishing a
number of forest reservations in West
ern states.
The most important dooument of the
series is a letter from Secretary Francis
to President Cleveland, dated February I
o, reuuinmenumg uiese . reservations.
From this letter it appears the reserva
tions were Beleoted and the boundaries
established upon the recommendation
of the National Academy of Science,
whioh had investigated the question
through a committee composed largely
of college professors, at the instance of
Secretary Smith,., Seoretary , Francis'
letter shows that he warmly approved
the selections made.covering 21,879,840
acres, and he suggested the issuance of
the proclamation on Washington's
birthday. He said the area of the
reservations proposed would exceed that
of all of those already established by
about 4,00Q,00 acres, but that "as our
public forests are being rapidly de
creased, and 'the loss resulting there
from is incalculable," he did not think
this apparently large area should mili
tate in any degree against the recom
mendation of the committee. .
There is also a letter from Secretary
Francis to Senator Allison, recommend
ing legislation permitting mining and
prospecting on all forest reservations.
Went Through, a Bridge. , ..'
; Pittsburg, Pa.', April 7.' The wooden
span of the north-end approach to the
Ohio connecting bridge collapsed about
6 o'clock this morning, while the Fort
Wayne freight train was crossing and
the engine and thirteen cars were pre
cipitated to McClure avenue, fifty feet
below. Fireman Haggerty was killed
instantly, and Engineer William Gra
ham so badly injured that the cannot
recover. The engine was completely
wrecked, and the oars, which were
loaded with coal and iron, were
entirely demolished. The loss will be
very heavy. The Ohio connecting bridge
crossed the Ohio river at Wood's run,
and 'connected the Panhandle and Fort
Wayne.roads of the Pennsylvania Com
pany. ; '
Guns Shipped From Bethlehem. ' .
Bethlehem, Pa., April 7. The Beth
lehem Iron Company made a shipment
for the government to Sandy Hook of
twenty-four cannon, ' loaded on flat
cars.' The shipment was made up prin
cipally of eight and ten-inch guns, be
ing finished complete, ready for mount
ing:, s
A 1 Disastrous Break Near
Tunica, Mississippi.
WILL FLOOD A LARGE AREA
Appalling: Suffering in the Devas
tated Reg-ion Mo Land on Which
to Bury the Dead River Rising.
. Memphis, April 6. Another disas
trous break in the Mississippi levee oc
curred this morning at 8 o'clock at
Flour lake, six miles below Tunica,
Miss. The orevasse is Jully fifteen feet
deep and the water is pouring through
the opening with fearful velocity. This
will probaoly be the most destructive
break that has occurred in the delta.
The most fertile farm lands of Missis
sippi lying in Coahoma, Flore, Quit
man and Tallahatchie counties, in the
northern part of the state, will be in
undated and the newly-placed corn
crops will be laid waste. Fortunately
no loss of life is reported, the inhabit
ants of the stricken section having made
preparations for just such a catastrophe
as exists.
The condition of the poorer classes
throughout the flooded area is indeed
critical tonight. Thousands of refugees
are being huddled on the levees and
spots of dry land waiting for relief.
The towns of Rosedale and Tunica re
port that everything is being done for
these poor people, but that funds and
provisions are fast becoming exhausted.
In the little city of Rosedale alone 1,200
refugees are being cared for by the citi
zens. Half a hundred towns stand in
six feet of water and the stream is
creeping up slowly but surely.
Advices just received tell of a break
two miles south of Helena, Ark. This
is the levee for which the people of
Southeastern Arkansas have made such
a desperate fight. The waters from
this break will flood a great area and in
all probability will back up into, the
streets of Helena.
The relief steamer Lee arrived at
Marianna, Ark., late this afternoon,
having made an expedition up the St.
Francis riyer. There were on board
160 refugees and 200 cattle. The
steamer went up the St. Francis river
as far as ..Cutoff and then worked her
way down stream, rescuing people from
perilous positions.
The suffering along the St. Francis
is appalling. The water through the
entire neighboring country is tonight
from six to fifteen feet deep. The re
lief boat had on board the body of Mrs.
MacMahon, of Raggio City. The body
was found at Raggip and taken to Ma
rianna for burial, there being no land
at the former place on which to give it.
interment. The St. Francis is rising
from three to five inches daily.
At Memphis the river is slowly ris
ing again, the gauge registering 86.4
feet. This is a rise of one-tenth since
the last report. At points below Vicks
burg, the river is rising. It is the gen
eral opinion of river men here that if
the levees below Vicksburg hold the
great volume of water in its regular
channel, it will be little short of a
miracle.
The Break Near Tunica. -
Tunica, Miss., April 6. At 8 o'clock
this morning the Flower lake levee,
where' it crosses Yellow bayou, gave
way under the tremendous pressure of
water. The crevasse widened rapidly
and is now 100 yards wide throughout.
The water is rushing with a deafening
sound that can only be compared to that
of Niagara falls. The levee was twen
ty feet high where it broke. The peo
ple not only on farms near the break,
but on those some distance from the
levee back of it have lost large num
bers of cattle. So rapidly did the
crevasse widen that the water rushing
through it was sufficient to reach the
lake parallel to the Yazoo & Mississippi
Valley railroad atBushby, which is five
miles east of the break, in a remarkably
short space of time and within an hour
had raised the lake eight feet. The
water will no . doubt be running over
the railroad at Bushby and Carnesville
before morning.
: The oountry affected by the break is
one of the finest in . the delta. , It will
cause submergence of the entire south
western and south central part of Tu
nica county. The flood will pass into
Coahoma county, overflowing Lulu and
the region around Moon lake, broaden
ing as it goes. A portion of the cur
rent will travel to Coldwater through
the Yazoo pass, while much of it will
travel southward, inundating some of
the finest fields , in Coahoma county.
Thence it will travel down Cassidy
bayou and Sunflower river, finally
reaching Yazoo, traversing almost the
entire length of the Yazoo and Missis
sippi levee district.
The river at noon began to fall at
Austin, four miles above, and had
fallen four . inches at 5 P. M. During
the same time, the river fell one-half
inch at the Harris farm, eight miles
north of the break. Above Austin the
levee is from two to three , feet above
flood plane, but there are no weak
places whioh threaten immediate dan
ger. ; , ' ' .' : -,.
New York, April 6. The steamer
Fuerst Bismarck, which arrived from
Mediterranean ports today, brought
nearly 1,000 Italian immigrants.
ftesolves That Rivera, the Cuban Leader,
' Should Not Be Shot.
Washington . April 7. The senate
today by unanimous vote adopted a
resolution reciting the reports that Gen
eral Ruiz Rivera, the Cuban com
mander, is about to be tried by drum
bead courtmartial- and shot, and ; ex
pressing the judgment of the senate
that if these reports are true, the presi
dent of the United States should protest
to the Spanish government against such
a violation of the rules of civilized war
fare. This resolution does not go to
the house of representatives and be
somes effective as a measure of advice
to the president by its adoption today.
Although opposition was withdrawn on
the final vote, there was spirited oppo
sition in the early stages of the debate
and a test vote on the comparative
strength of the Cuban and anti-Cuban
sentiment in the senate. The test oc
curred on a motion to refer the resolu
tion to the committee on foreign rela
tions. Hale, who has been prominent
ly identified with the opposition to
Cuban resolutions, made the motion to
refer and it was supported by Hoar,
another prominent figure in the opposi
tion to Cuban resolutions. The debate
was very spirited and at times quite
personal, Allen and Gallinger clashing
with Hoar. The Hale motion to refer
was defeated, 21 to 27, and the resolu
tion was adopted, 44 to 0. Hoar and
Hale refrained from voting.
The Allen resolution, as it passed the
senate, is as follows: -
"Whereas, Information has come to
the senate that General Ruiz Rivera, a
leader of the Cuban army of independ
ence, recently captured by the Spanish
forces, is to be tried by drumhead court
martial and shot; therefore,
"Resolved, That, in the opinion of
the senate, it is the duty of the presi
dent of the United States, if such in
formations is found to be true, to pro
test to the Spanish government against
such a violation of the rules of civilized
warfare."
Another Cuban resolution comes up
tomorrow, that of Morgan declaring
that a state of war exists in Cuba and
recognizing both parties as belligerents.
After the disposal of the Cuban ques1
tion, the day w;as given to speeches,
Elkins speaking for two hours on the
development of the Amerioan merchant
marine and Lindsay advocating the
passage of the bankruptcy bill, now be
fore the senate.
Late in the day a joint resolution.by
Bate was agreed to, directing the surgeon-general
of the marine hospital
service to aid the Mississippi river flood
sufferers by the distribution of tents,
blankets, food and medicine under the
epidemnic fund of 1893, and to pur
chase further supplies under the pres
ent epidemic fund for distribution. ,
' Will Colonize a South Sea Island.
San Francisoo, April 7. Another
South Sea Island scheme is on. The
South Sea Island Trading Company is
organizing, to make a venture for
wealth and . happiness. St. John's
island, one of the Solomon group, is
the objective point .. Captain Paul
Busch, leader of the enterprise, has
about completed negotiations for the
purchase of the bark Simpson, now ly
ing in Oakland creek. . The Simpson is
about 1800 tons burden, and it is pro
posed to fit her between decks in the
same way that the old passenger sail
ing vessels were. Comfortable accomo
dations can be made in this way for
150 or 200 men, and still leave room
for a large cargo, besides provisions for
a year. ,
i The plans include the trading and
commercial idea as well as the colon
ization scheme. It is intended to take
a cargo suitable for trading in the
islands. Applications have been re
ceived from people who wish to join
the enterprise from points as far distant
as St. Louis.. A woman writes from
Boston to say that she would like to
join, and, if necessary, she would dis
guise herself as a man.
" The Guiana Boundary.
New York, April 7. The World
this morning published the following
copyright cable dispatch from Caracas,
Venezuela: '':".'' li :
The congress of Venezuela has unan
imously and enthusiastically ratified
the Guiana boundary treaty with Great
Britain which was negotiated by the
United States. The measure was first
read in the house of representatives by
Senor Arangueren, who spoke eloquently
in its favor. The second reading was
without incident. It came up on third
reading Monday, and after a speech by
Senor Bricano, the house voted for the
treaty unanimously amid great cheering
and enthusiastic demonstrations of
gratitude to "Uncle Sam." The treaty
was also unanimously gratified by the
senate today. President Crespo will
sign it next Friday.
Instructions to Customs Officials.
Washington, April 7, The secretary
of the treasury has issued a circular of
instructions to customs officers through
out the country, carrying into effeot
section 27, of the pending tariff bill.
This seqtion requires the secretary of
the treasury to make provisions for the
collection of the increased rate of du
ties conterrtplated by the bill, and with
that view he is required to retain sam-pels-of
goods purchased and imported
after April 1, 1897. and prior to the
date on which the bill becomes a law.
Senators the Friends of the
Oppressed Islanders.
FOUR RESOLUTIONS READ
For Recognizing .Insurgents as Bel
ligerents and Calling for Infor
.. mation Allen Would Save Rivera.
Washington, April 8. The Cuban
question was revived in the senate to
day after a long period of comparative
calm. Four distinct Cuban resolutions
were brought forward in rapid succes
sion. The last and most important
one came from Morgan. It declared
that a state of war exists in Cuba, and
announces the policy of the United
States t6 maintain a strict neutrality
as between both parties to the conflict,
with full recognition of the insurgents
as belligerents.'' Morgan gave notice
that he would call the resolution up at
the next meeting of the senate, with
the expectation of securing final action.
Of the other resolutions two were
agreed to. One calls on the president
for letters of General Gomez to himself
and, to Cleveland, and for other infor
mation. The other, by Mills, instructs
the committee on 'foreign relations to
report what obligations the United
States has assumed by compelling Cuba
to remain subject to Spain. Both res
olutions were passed without opposi
tion. Still another came from Allen,
and proposed a protest against the re
ported purpose of the Spanish authori
ties to try General Ruiz Rivera, the
Cuban officer," by military drumhead
court-martial. This led to an animated
controversy between Allen and Hoar.
The discussion went over to come up
with the resolution for the recognition
of Cuban belligerency at the next meet
ing. , 7- '
The tariff bill, passed by the house,
was received by the senate as soon as
the session opened today. Without
motion or comment, the presiding offi
cer, Mr. Hobarti referred the bill to
the committee on finance.
An interesting incident of the ses
sion was Senator Chandler's refusal to
agree to a final vote on , the treaty to
day. He called attention to the press
dispatches in regard to the situation in
Crete, and said he did not feel disposed
to enter into nepotiations with any
power whose guns were trained upon a
community of Christians struggling to
throw off the yoke of Moslemis'm. He
also spoke of England's conduct toward
the Boers of the Transvaal as deserving
of condemnation, and a cause for hesi
tation in the negotiations. He said he
would probably in the end vote for the
treaty, but he was not in the mood for
it today. - '-
' ! ' Appropriation Bills. ; v
Washington, April 8. -The senate
committee on appropriations today
agreed to report the sundry civil and
Indian appropriation bills practically
as agreed to before the adjournment of
the last session of congress. A few
verbal changes were found advisable
and an important change was made in
the provision in regard to the opening
of the Uncompaghre Indian reservation,
in Utah. , ( '.".'
This provision was presented as a
senate amendment at the last session,
and agreed to by the house. The house
struck it out when it passed the bill at
the beginning of the present session..
The senate committee again recom-
mends the inclusion of the provision
but reduces the number of claims of
gilsonite one person may take from
four, as originally provided, to two. ' :
: A change was made also in the pro
vision for the right of inheritance of
children born of white fathers and In
dian mothers, so as to provide that the
mother shall belong to her tribe "by
blood." The original provision made
it "by blood or descent." The bill
probably will not be reported until next
week. The deficiency bill was not
considered. '
Copper Amendment forgotten. .
... Washington, April 8. Through an
oversight, during the consideration of
the Dingley tariff bill, the house neg
lected to adopt the amendments to put
copper on the free list prepared by the
ways and means committee. Conse
quently there is no provision for copper
in the bill. Not having any special,
mention, copper falls into the basket
clause at 25 per cent ad valorem.
In the original draft of the bill, the
McKinley rate of 1 cent per pound on
copper was retaijied. The subject was
brought to the attention of the commit
tee a second time, and as it appeared
no copper is imported into the United
States and some is exported, the com
mittee saw no reason why it should not
be included in the free list. A clause
providing for it in the metal schedule
was stricken out by the house, but the
amendment putting it on the free list
was not offered.
The Debt Statement. '
Washington, April 5. The monthly
statement of the public debt shows that
at the close of business March 81 the
debt, less cash in the treasury, amount
ed to $1,003,862,200, a decrease for the
month of $8,638,254. This decrease is
accounted for by a Corresponding in
crease in the amount of cash on hand.
Measures Introduced and Championed
by Our State Delegation. ,
Washington, April 2. Senator Mc
Bride has introduced a large number of
bills, several of which were pending in
the last congress. He hopes to get fa
vorable action on some of them, and ;
expects that those whioh were favorably ,
reported in the last congress will receive
early consideration in this congress.
v One bill appropriates $650,000 for the
public building at Portland, and fixes
that sum, with what has heretofore
been appropriated, as the limit of the
cost of the building. This will bring
the total cost of the building to $1,000,
000. The bill provides that when the
building is completed it shall be used
as a custom-house, for appraisers' stores,,
courtrooms, signal service offices and ,
for the United States surveyor-general.
Anoter bill fixes the boundary of the
Warm Springs Indian reservation on
the northern side. , It provides that
the boundary shall be the same as de
fined in the treaty of 1855, and as found
by Commissioners " Fullerton, ,Dufur
and Payne in 1891. -
- , Other bills introduced by the Oregon
senator are as follows: . ' . , ,
Admitting veterans of Indian wars
to the soldiers' homes; , removing the
charge of desertion from the name of
James K. Parker; to reimburse the
states of Oregon, California and Ne
vada for money expended in the rebel
lion, of which amount Oregoii would
receive $305,915; providing for a quar
antine station at Astoria, and appropri
ating $30,000 for the same; to establish
an assay office at Baker City; directing
the accounting officers of the treasury
to allow Orville T. Porter for all Bums
stolen or' appropriated by his deputy
while Porter was marshal for Alaska;
to pay William A. Starkweather $2, 170,
the amount paid by him for clerk hire
while he was register of the land office ,
at Oregon City; to pay Peter Grant
Stewart, of Gervais, $7,500 for land
taken by the government at the mouth
of the Columbia - river in 1852; to pay
H. W. Shipley $2,487 for work done by
him in excess of his contract in con
structing buildings at the Nez Perce
agency, in Idaho; to pay Avery D. Bab
cock and wife $2,000 for the use and
occupation of their land by the govern
ment; to pay D. J. Holmes, of Port
land, $895 for money expended by him
on a claim from which he was ousted
when it was found the land he occupied
was in the Warm Springs reservation;
to pay John W. Lewis $521 balance
3ue him as salary as register of the land
office at The Dalles; to pension George
Hughes of Portland, at $50 per month;
to pay John Campbell $1,165 for prop
erty taken during the war. , , ,
'' Senator McBride has introduced a
bill making Colonel George H. Men
dell, late of the corps of engineers, a
brigadier-general on the retired list.
He recites in the bill the good work
that Colonel Mendell has performed,
and points out that when General Casey
retired ; Colonel Mendell was ' next in
line for promotion, but that another 1
was made brigadier-general instead.
Another bill by Senator McBride al
lows persons making claims upon pub
lic lands to make proofs befo're any offi
cer qualified to administer oaths in '
homestead cases, whether, the lands are
in the county or not. At present the
making of such proofs must be before
an officer in' the county where the land
is situated.
' Another bill applicable to all public
land states the law to settle accounts
between the United States and Missis
sippi, which allowed for school pur
poses all lands embraced in reservations
which would have have been numbered
16 and 36. ; The states are to be al
lowed $1.25 per aore for the loss of
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- Represenative Ellis has introduced
a bill to prohibit the sale of intoxicat
ing , liquors in the capitol building.
This bill was passed by the house at
the last session of congress, and was re
ported in the senate. No one, with
very few exceptions, wanted it passed,
but men did riot want to go on reoord
as opposing it. The bill might have
passed the senate if it ever came to a
vote, but Senator Hill, of New York,,
would never allow it to reach that
stage. He was always ready to talk it
to death whenever it appeared. Mr.
Ellis may push it along, and it will no
doubt pass the house if it ever comes to
a vote again. " " .'.-'.
All members of the Oregon delega
tion indorsed Binger Hermann for com
missioner of the general land office.
His successor, Mr. Tongue, and , other
members of the delegation called per
sonally upon the president : and urged
his appointment. Mr. Ellis went
among the members of the house, and
especially those from the West; and got
their signature to a paper in Which
Hermann was indorsed for the place on
the ground that it would be to the in
terest of the West.
t From the Bonanza.
aker City, Or., April 2. Albert
Geiser, superintendent of the Bonanza
mine, brought in about $10,000 in gold
bullion this afternoon. In addition to
this, he has shipped sixty tons of con
centrates, valued at $60 a ton. , On ac
count of the many, improvements which
were made this month, the mill was
only kept running for fifteen days.
A Russian land owner at Batoum
during the big oil strike there had an
income of about $30,000 a day from
his wells.
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