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It's a Cold Day When We Get Left.
HOOD KIVEIt, OREGON, FRIDAY, MAY 21, 1897.
CUBA HAS AN INNING.
THEY'RE AT IT AGAIN.
THROUGH A TRESTLE.
Epitome of the Telegraphic
vj : News of the World.
TERSE TICKS FROM THE WIRES
An Interesting Collection of Items From
the New and the Old World In
Condensed and Comprehensive Form
More than 100,000 cases of salmon
have been left over from lust year's
pack at Astoria.
The famous Tombs prison in' Hew
York is to be torn down to give way to
a new and handsome structure. ,
Clouse Clodius, aged 17, was struck
.. by lightning and seriously injured at
his home on Mill creek, Walla Walla
county, Wash. .
Portland,' Or., will celebrate the
Fourth of July this year. Committees
have been appointed and plans dis
cussed to have the finest celebration
ever seen in that oity.
' Adolph L. Luetgert, a well-known
sausage manufacturer of Chicago, has
: been arrested aocused of murdering his
wife and . burning her body in acid to
hide the traces of his crime.
: The New York Herald's special from
Madrid says no doubt remains that the
work of pacification in the Philippine
islands is at a standstill. The gravity
of the situation there has been fully
revealed by a correspondent in Manila,
who gives many incidents with dates to
show that the insurgent bands are still
Special reports., from the principal
fruit and grain centers of California an
nouce a general rainfall, which in a few
cases has injured the. hay crop and in
' other' sections has come too late in the
season to be beneficial. The California
wheat crop will be generally light, but
growing cereals look much better alpng
the foothills than on the plains.
Firms and individuals in this ooun
. try interested in trade with Cuba, and
who desire peaoe in the island as soon
' as possible, have sent to the secretary
of state a memorial, setting forth how
their business intersets are suffering,
and giving facts about the struggle in
Cu'ba, in the hope that measures may
be devised to terminate the war. "
, The general traffic manager of . the
O. B. & N. says that all the railroads
interested have agreed to put into effect
the new grain rate on June 9 next.
This action will be in aooord with the
law passed by the last Washington leg
islature, making a reducfion of .10 per
cent on previous rates. It is estimated
. that the new rate will effect a saving
for the farmers of Eastern Washington
and of Northern Idaho of from $150,
000 to $200,000 a year.
. George Francis , Train has reopened
his claim to the city of Omaha, and he
intends to press it to the last. If he
wins he will be worth $20,000,000; if
he loses, he will be no poorer than he
is now. Certain of his friends have in
vestigated the matter, and they arc
convinced that his cause is 'just anc
that the claim growing out of the ok.
Union Pacific litigation and subsequent
proceedings in which he was legally
declared a lunatic is valid.- "' .
Four men were drowned at the Clfff
house in San Francisco.
Two blacksmiths of Brownsville, Or.,
have invented a new maohine for pul
verizing' Clods. . It has been tried, and
it is said, works to perfection. " They
have applied for a patent.
Of the 114 Chinese who came on the
steamer Victoria to Tacpma, only fifty
will be admitted. . The other sixty-four
will be returned, orders from the secre
' tary of the treasury to that effect hav
ing been received.
Judge Day,' of Ohio, qualified as as
sistant secretary of state. Bockhill,
whom he sucoeeded, will remain until
Assistant Secretary Day becomes en
tirely familiar with pending negotia
tions, when it is expected he will be
appointed to some foreign mission.
; Harry Flynn was drowned in Lake
Michigan, near Chicago, and 1,500
- people saw him die and were unable to
aid him. -During .i the excitement
.; whioh prevailed Albert Mattari, a spec
tator, dropped dead. It is supposed
: - that heart disease was the cause of the
The O. R. & N. will send experts tc
the Seven Devils mining' district tc
make estimates of the probable traffic
of that region. The company is figur
ing' on dividing the freight business
. with the Union Pacific. The construc
. tion of a sawmill nearRiparia is a part
of the company's plan.
The cabinet has decided to send one
' of the new gunboats now building on
the Pacific ooast to Sitka, Alaska,
about July 1. Great activity in Alas
ka, "growing out of the gold discover
, ies, has made the president and cabi
net deem this step advijjble .for safe
guarding Ameriem interests
, The recall of the f-rr-.s troji Crete
has been received with r 'sig:i:ition by
the Athens public. The Delyannis or
gans attack, the ' government bitterly
for appealing to Europe, but most of
the papers aocept this as inevitable and
violently attack the Ethnike Hetairia,
asking it to render an account of its
action - '
President's Menage Brings on a Sharp
Iebate In the Senate.
Washington, May 19. Cuba en
grossed the attention of the senate to
day. ..The public interest in the sub
ject was shown by the great . orowde
whioh beseiged the galleries throughout
the day. '
Two phases of the subject were pre
sented. First oame the question of the
relief of destitute and starving Amer
icans in Cuba, and at 2 o'clock Mor
jan's resolution caused spirited debate.
Ihe first question was presented in. the
president's message. ' Immediately fol
lowing its reading, Davis, chairman of
the committee on foreign relations, pre
sented a favorable report on a joint res
olution originally introduced by Gal
linger, appropriating $50,000 for relief
of American citizens in Cuba. The
resolution is as follows: v'
"Resolved, By the senate and house
of representatives of the United States,
in congress assembled, that the sum of
$50,000 be and the same is hereby ap
propriated out of any money in the
treasury not otherwise appropriated for
the relief of destitute citizens of the
United States in the island of Cuba,
said money to be expended at the dis
cretion and under the direction of the
president of the United States in the
purchase and furnishing of food, cloth
ing and medicines to such citizens and
for transporting to the United States of
suoh of them as deisre and'who are
without means to transport them
selves." Davis asked for immediate consider
ation of the resolution, and there was
no objection. The only speech made
was that of Gallinger, who spoke
briefly. He'said he had been impressed
at the great mass meeting attended by
8,000 persons yesterday with the state
ment made there by a correspondent
who had traveled through stricken dis
tricts of Cuba. .This gentleman had
stated that there was an abundance of
food in Cuba, and that it was needless
to give relief in that direction. The
real trouble, he said, was that the Cu
bans were herded in tile towns and pre
vented from going out to get the food.
The most effective relief, Gallinger
said, would be a demand by the presi
dent and the government that the Cu
bans be released from their bondage in
the towns and permitted to go where
they could secure food. The senator
was ready to assume his share of re
sponsibility for such a step. Stilt, if
the resolution just reported gave some
measure of relief, he would heartily
support it without urging the other
plan of relief he had suggested.
The resolution was then put on its
passage, and, without' division, it
passed unanimously, there being no re
sponse to the call for the noes. It had
taken exactly eighteen minutes for the
reading of the message, the presenta
tion of the committee report and the
brief speech and final passage of the
. In the House
Washington, May 19. The house
oonfere.es on the Cuban question today
made a party issue of it and adjourned
without taking any action. President
MoKinley's message was received with
out demonstration, and on its heels
Hitt asked unanimous consent for con
sideration of a bill in response to the
president s request.
Bailey asked for consent to consider
in connection with the bill an amend
ment embodying Morgan's resolution
for recognition of the Cubans as bel
ligerents. Dingley would not consent
to consider the amendment, nor Bailey
to consider the, bill without amend
ment, so, the question was sidetracked.
The( Special Message.
Washington, May 19. President Mc-
Kinley today sent to congress a message
recommending that an appropriation of
$50,000 be at once made for the relief
of destitute Americans in Cuba, and
the removal to American soil of such as
wish to come, but art without means
to make the journey.
The president s message to congress
was as follows:.
"To the Senate and House of Repre
sentatives of the United States
"Official information from our con
suls in Cuba establishes the fact that a
large number of American citizens in
the island are in a state of destitution,
suffering for want of food and medi
cines. ' This applies particularly to the
rural districts in the central and east
ern parts of the island. The agricul
tural classes have been forced from
their farms into the nearest towns,
where they are without work or money.
Local authorities of the several towns,
however kindly disposed, are- unable to
relieve the needs of their own people
and are altogether' powerless to help
our citizens. , .
"The latest report from Consul-Gen
eral Lee estimates that from GOO to 800
Americans are without means of sup
port. I have assured him provisions
will be made to relieve them. To that
end I recommend that congress make
an appropriation of not less than $50,
000 to be immdeiately available for use
under direction of the secretary of
state. It is desirable that part of the
sum which may be appropriated by
congress should, in the discretion of the
secretary of state, also be used for the
transportation of American citizens,
who, desiring to return to the United
States, are without means to do so.
"Executive Mansion, May 19, 1897."
Friends of the Patriots Meet
SYMPATHY FOR INSURGENTS
Senator Chandler Would Send an Arm;
to the Island to Stop the Atrocious
Wsr Spain's Action Compared.
, Washington, May 18. An enthusi
astic audience of men and women,
many of them well known in Washing
ton, packed the Columbia theater to its
doors this afternoon, at a monster mass
meeting held in behalf of the cause oi
the Cuban insurgents. The theater was
appropriately decorated. Seated on the
platform and participating in the exer
cises were Senators Gallinger and Allen,
ex-Senator Butler, of South Carolina;
Rev. Hugh Johnson, pastor of the Met
ropolitan Methodist church; Rev. How
ard Wilbur Erinis, and a number of
others identified with the interests of
the insurgents. :,' : '
General William Henry Brown, pres
ident of the Cuban League, called the
meeting to order and introduced Sena
tor Gallinger as the presiding officer.
The latter made a brief address and
read a number of letters and telegrams
of regret, ambng them being those from
Senators Frye and Burrows, and Com
mander Clarkson, of the Grand Army
of , the Republic
Senator Chandler sent the following
letter of regret:
"Washington, May 18. Senor A. A.
Guirie, Washington Dear Sir: Al
though unable to attend the meeting
tonight, I send a few words of sym
pathy, and of hope for the relief and
independence of Cuba. '. As I wish to
see the United States declare and main
tain the independence of the island, as
France did that of the American colo
nies and made the United States a
nation, of course I shall, as a practical
friend, vote for every method pending
to the same beneficent end. I hope and
believe that congress and the president
will soon formally recognize a state of
war and Cuban belligerency. This step
followed as it will be by all the other
independent nations of the Western
hemisphere; cannot fail to insure the
Cuban independence which is sought
for. Moreover, without delay, . we
ought to send a fleet to enter the har
bor and an army to land upon the soil
of Cuba; first, to proteot the lives and
property of American citizens, and sec
ond, to stop the atrocious and uncivil
ized methods of warfare adopted by the
: "In advocating all these measures, I
am conscious of no passionate hostility
to Spain. In 1861, she recognized the
Southern Confederacy within less than
three months after its military struggle
began, and, surely, if she cannot hold
Cuba . without making one vast desert
and graveyard by driving the inhabit
ants into the cities to starve, and by
hanging, shooting or garroting Cuban
officers and soliders for rebellion and
incendiarism, she ought to lose the
island. If, between 1861 and 1865, one
Confederate general had been thus put
to death, all the powers of Europe, with
one accord, would have sent their fleets
and armies 3,00(dniles across the ocean
to end such barbarism and to establish
and maintain the Southern Confederacy.
Yet, General Robert E. Lee and all his
generals were as truly guilty of rebel
lion and incendiarism as was Theodore
Mendez Gonzales, who was shot for that
offense at Cabanas fortress in Havana
Monday last. '.' .
"We blame England for abandoning
the harmless and peaceful Armenian
Christians to massacre by the Moslems
and for submitting the liberty-loving
Greeks to slaughter by the Turkish des
pot. England reports that we dare
not stop the methods of uncivilized
warfare applied at pur , very doors in
the American Crete the fair island of
Cuba; and both charge and counter
charge are justly made. .
"In helping to make Cuba independ
ent, we are observing a traditional and
universal American policy; the duty to
promote at the first good opportunity
the severance of Cuba from Spain. In
1896, the Democrats ' pledged them
selves to do this by their declaration of
sympathy for the people of Cuba in
their present struggle for victory and
independence; and the Republicans de
clared that the United States should
endeavor to 'restore peace and give in
dependence to the island.' There
need belittle fear that these pledges
will be violated. President McKinley
willingly recognizes the binding force
of the platform upon which he was
elected, and will soon do his part to
ward making Cuba free and independ
ent. He mSy proceed with what will
soem to impatient spirits to be undue
caution, with the cries and groans ring
ing in his ears of unarmed men, women
and ohildren enduring inhuman cruelty
and dastardly murder, but he will not
fail to be faithful in his pledges, and
he will before long register the decree
which went forth in his triumphal elec
tion that Cuba should be taken from
the control of Spain, and made peaceful
and independent. In this faith in a
great party and its president, let us
rest patiently and most hopefully.
William E. Chandler."
The letter was received with enthus
Greeks and Turks In a Fierce Engage
ment Two Thousand Killed.
Headquarters of the Greek Army,
Domokos, May 19. The Turkish attack
on the Greek right wing began at 2 P.
M. , but the flank attacks are considered
to be feints, and it is believed the
main attacks of the Turks will be m,ade
on the Greek center, where Crown
Prinoe Constantine is in. command
Two Greek cannon are doing great exe
cution on the principal Turkish column,
which is advancing through the hills.
The Turkish infantry at several
points is in contact with the Greeks.
The attack on General Smolenski, near,
Almyros, is only a strategic operation,
and the Turks will endeavor to cut be
tween the two Greek armies, occupy
the road leading to the Othery moun
tains, and thus cut off the retreat of
the crown prince.
. Must Not Be Crushed. ,
Constantinople, May 19. Represen
tatives of the powers yesterday drew 'up
a note which will be presented to the
Turkish government as soon as one of
the embassadors receives the necessary
instructions from his government.. This
note does not deal with peaoe condi
tions, but merely repeats the request
for an armistice and declares the pow
ers will i not permit Greece to be
Although it is assumed in some quar
ters that the porte, in accordance with
Eastern usages has demanded more in
order to obtain less, it is pointed out
that if the Turkish government desired
to bargain it would not have formulat
ed its conditions officially. . '
The powers have agreed to protest
against the cession of Thessaly to Tur
key and the abolition of 'capitulations.
Two Thouxand Killed,
- Constantinople, May 19. The gov
enror of Janina telegraphs that a divi
sion of Turkish troops under Osman
Pasha, after having fought two days be
fore Arta against superior forces, suc
ceeded in inflicting great ' losses and
dislodging the Greeks from their strong
position. - - . .
Constantinople, May 19. Osman
Pasha telegraphs from Louros, Epirus,
that after a desperate battle near Arta,
Saturday, the Greeks retired to Acta
with a loss of 2,000 men killed. The
Turks had 250 killed and wounded.
- .... i .-
London, May 19.-According to a
dispatch from Athens to the News, the
Greek retreat in Epirus became so dis
orderly that it caused a panic in Arta,
where the prisons have been broken
open and many prisoners have escaped.
Athens Is Excited.
London, May 19. The correspondent
of the Telegraph at Athens says: This
afternoon has been one of great excite
ment. - The whole city turfted out to,
discuss the news of the fighting, and
the newspapers issued special editions.
The impatient crowds gathered -around
the offices of the ministry of marine,
questioning everybody coming ont
and finally invading the building. ,
The minister of justice, M. Triauta
filaca, announced the news as it was
received to the anxious crowds. The
ministers have been sitting in council
until a late hour. AVord has been re
ceived that Gen. Mavromichaelis has
been severely wounded in the leg, and
obliged to relinquish his command to
another officer. v
Lull in the Battle.
' London, May 19. The latest news
from the seat of hostilities by way of
Athens shows that the battle yesterday
oeased about 9 o'clock in the evening,
but will probably be resumed this
morning. Thus far no account of the
fighting has been received from the
Turkish side. It is evident from the
Greek account that the Greek forces
have suffered a serious defeat; and if
the left wing has given way, as appears
probabla, Edhem Pasha may be able to
cut off the Greek retreat and separate
General Smolenski at Sourpri from the
Turk Must Come Down.
London, May 19. The -conditions
proposed by the porte as the terms of.
peace with Greece have been freely dis-.
cursed in the lobbies of parliament to
day, and the idea of the retrocession of
Thessaly, and of such an indemnity as
is already suggested, is ridiculed as im
practicable and absurd. At the outside
an indemnity of 5,000,000 or 6,000,
000, and a slight strategic rectification
of the frontier, are considered as likely
to be the terms as finally settled upon.
' Arid Land Act Not Operative. '
Olympia, Wash., May 19. Assistant
Attorney-General Vance has handed an
opinion to Governor Rogers, in answer
to an inquiry addressed by the governor
after his tour of investigation of the
arid lands of the state, as to whether
there is any arid land act in the state
which is operative, and which gives the
governor the power to appoint a com
missioner of irrigation or other officer
to execute the provisions of what pur
ports to be an arid land act.
Mr. Vance advises the governor that
he is compelled to hold that the arid
land law of this state is inoperative, for
lack of a legislative provision for an
ofnoer to execute the intent of the law,:
and that there is no authority vested in
the governor to create an office not pro
vided lor by law..
The Country Editor Knocked,
But Was Not Admitted.
WILL SOON BE ACCOMMODATED
Be Made a Pressing Appeal .to Be
Locked Up In San Quentln Prison
for Sight Years for Manslaughter.
San Francisco, May 17. W. A. Se
horn, editor ofythe Willows Journal,
Glenn county, made a pressing appeal
today at San Quentin to be locked up
for eight years for manslaughter. ,
"I have no warrant for your commit
ment," said Warden Hale, "and must
refuse your request. "
"Then I shall stay around here until
I am locked up," was the reply.
Sehorn waited at the prison ' till late
in the evening, hoping he would not
have to spend another day outside the
walls. At last, he went-to the hotel
near the prison gates, there to remain
until necessary papers for his incarcera
tion are furnished.
"I have been found guilty of man
slaughter," Sehorn explained, "and as
the supreme court has affirmed the de
cision of the Glenn county court, - I
hastened here to surrender myself.
My first obligation is to my bondsmen,
those good friends of mine who stood
by me in my hour of trial. I want to
release them so they may not. feel un
easy ' about me. That is the reason I
desire to begin to serve my seritence.
It may look strange, my trying to break
into jail, but I realize there are eight
long years for me within San Quentin's
walls, and I am eager to begin at once
to serve my time. It would look more
natural for a man to stave it off as long
as possible, but in my case I can have
no peace of mind till the punishment
begins." , "
Sehorn was convicted of shooting and
killing Dr. J. E. Putman, a druggist at
Willows, two years since. : Sehorn. still
maintains that he shot in self defense,
or rather, with a strong conviction that
he was defending his own life in shoot
ing. Twice the jury disagreed. On
the third trial, Sehorn was found guilty
of manslaughter and sentenced to eight
years' imprisonment, t Last Monday .
the judgment was affirmed by the suv
preme court. ' ' " " , -,';.,,
A BLOODTHIRSTY INDIAN.
Killed Four White Men and Is Looking
4 ; for More to Shoot.
Eldorado Canyon, Nev., May 17.
An Indian' called Ah vote shot and
killed two teamsters of the Southwest
ern Mining , Company, named Lee
Franzen and Ben Jones, on the ore road
between the mines and the mill this
afternoon, and then went to the cabin
of Christopher Neilson, a prospector,
and killed him also. - The teamsters
left the mines this afternoon on the
down trip, but did not arrive at the
mill on time. Manager Charles Gracey,
supposing they had broken down, did
not suspect anything out of the way
until an Indian came in about 6 P. M.,
and reported .that Ahvote had taken a
gun ; and might kill the teamsters.
Gracey at once sent a man up on horse
back. Six miles up the canyon, the
latter found the teams, while the bodies
of the teamsters lay on the ground near
their wagons. He returned and warned
the people at the mill. A. H. Gracey,
the foreman, drove fourteen men in a
wagon ' to the , scene, and brought the
bodies down to the mill.
Franzen had several bullet holes in
his body, and Jones one. A party
went to Neilson's cabin early this
morning and found him dead in bed.
A( Chinaman, just arrived, reports
that' Charley Monaghan, who lived
alone on the bank of the river, was also
shot dead in bed. It is feared that the
Indian has several more victims who
live alone on the route he probably took
after killing the teamsters. '.''
More Chinese for Nashville Exposition.
Tacoma, Wash., May 17. Collector
Saunders today received directions from
the secretary of the treasury to admit
the remaining sixty-four of the 114 Chi
nese bound for the Nashville exposition,
who were brought here three weeks ago
on the steamer Victoria. The telegram
from Washington says that' this action
is taken upon the -urgent request of the
Nashville exposition officials. . The
first fifty of the lot were sent East last
week, including the 261 recently admit
ted at San Francisco. This makes 875
Chinese already admitted for attendance
at the exposition, in addition to a con
siderable number brought over by the
Canadian Pacific line. The Chinese
have certificates entitling them to re
main in the country one year after the
exopsition closes, but, like the Chinese
admitted on similar terms for the At
lanta exposition, it is considered doubt
ful if they can be collected and sent
back when their certificates expire.
Explosion at a Fireworks Factory.
Cincinnati, May 17. There was an
explosion at the powder mills of the A.
L. Due Fireworks Company, at Read
ing, 0., this afternoon. Samuel Sher
boli was fatally injured. Frank Moore
and George Buckenbruck were slightly
injured. These three were the only
ones in the building when the explosion
ocnurrad. The loss was only $300.
Accident to a Santa Fe Train Near Ard
more, Indian Territory.
Ardmore, I. T-, May 18. A south
bound passenger train on the Santa Fe
road, known as the Chicago and Galves
ton express, went through a trestle six
teen miles south of here at 6 o'clock '
this morning. Fifteen persons, pas-.
sengers and trainmen, were injured.
Several of these are seriously hurt, and
it is believed that two will die.
The accident oocurred near the town ;
of Marietta. A heavy rainstorm,
amounting almost to a waterspout,
caused a sudden rise this morning of '
all the small streams in that vicinity.
The accident occurred at a point where
a steep, narrow gulch was spanned by
a wooden trestle. The foundation
work supporting this trestle was un
dermined by the sudden rise of the little :
stream which flows through the gulch, .
and the trestle went down under the
heavy weight of the train. So great
was the speed of the train, however,
that the engine and tender, the ex
press, mail and baggage cars and one
passenger coach passed over the narrow
chasm, though 'the trucks of several of
these cars went to the bottom, several
feet( below. The coach next to the
last, the one immediately in front of
the Pullman, was left standing directly
over, the ohasm, one end resting on
either bank of the gulch. The Pullman .
remained on the track. , The four
coaches which were dragged by the lo-,
comotive across the broken trestle were
badly wrecked. The baggage car tele
scoped with the passenger coach, which -was
the smoker, and the latter was all
but demoralized. , Most of the injured
were riding in these coaches.
J. M. Grider, the Wells-Fargo ex- '
press messenger, was so badly crushed ,
by a : heavy car chest, that he cannot
live. E. T. Spark,, of Oakman, I. T.,
was crushed in the wreck of the smok
er, and is also mortally injured.
NO MORE SUGAR-BEET SEED.
Government Has Distributed Ten Thous-
and Founds Among Fanners.
Washington, May 1 8. The sugar
beet seed whioh the agricultural depart
ment has been distributing is practic
ally exhausted, about 10,000 pounds
having been sent out to farmers in
about fonr-fifths of the state?, The
seed has been distributed in package ', of
an ounce to half a pound, purely for
experimental . purposes. The beets
grown from the seed will be analyzed
and the saccharine matter dcterm ined
to ascertain where beets can be profit
ably grown for the production of sugar, .
These experiments, it is said, will be
of immense value, as the best undoubt
edly can be produced with profit in
many of the states. Wherever it can
be so produced, it will give the farmers
a new crop. -.',
, All the surplus vegetable seed in the
possession of the agricultural depart
ment is being distributed through con
gressmen or government agency to the
people in the flooded districts along the
Mississippi 1 for planting as soon as the
waters subside. '
The Statue Unveiled.
Philadelhpia, May 18. In the city
which placed on his brow the laurel
crown of achievement, the memory of
George Washington was honored today
in monumental bronze. The cord
which released the saddling flags from
the figure of the first president was
drawn by the country's latest exeoutive.
Surrounding him were men in whose
veins runs the blood of those patriots
who battled shoulder to shoulder with
Washington, and with him made pos
sible the scene enaoted today. It was a
notable gathering, including the presi
dent, vice-president and cabinet officers,
officers and privates of the army and
navy, and the direct descendants of the
molders and makers of the nation.-.
Bullfights Forbidden. ,w
City of Mexico, May 18. The city
government forbade any bullfights to
be given today. ; The authorities claim
the bulls provided for the fights are so
poor they do not . justify the price of
admission asked by the management.
Enrique Mercio, a Spanish bullfighter,
has visited the famous bull-breeding
farms of Atenco and other - places, and
his judgment is that none of the bulls
shown him were worthy of the ring.
The poorness of the animals is becom
ing a serious matter, and it begins to
look as if bullfighting would stop for
lack of animals to fight. The govern
ment is firm, and no performances will "
be allowed with inferior cattle. v A
shipload of bulls has been ordered from
Spain to meet the emergency. ' .
Doesn't Concern War Department. .
Washington, May 18. The war de
partment, having been informed that
there has been an outbreak of lawless
ness in the western portion of New
Mexico, and that the respectable citi
zens there have been terrorized by
threats from a lawless element, the
matter was brought to the attention of
Acting Secretary Meikel john, by Dele
gate Ferguson, who had heard from the
legal officers of Socorro of the state of
affairs. The acting secretary,- how-'
ever, deoided that in its present shape
the case was not one requiring the ac- '
tion of the war department, and sug
gested that the judicial authorities be'
Portland, Me., claims a cat able to
iaj "papa" and "mamma,"