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    The Hood River Glacier.
It's a Cold Day When We Get Left.
NO. 41.
Epitome of the Telegraphic
News of the World.
Vn Interesting Collection of Items From,
the New and the Old World In
Condensed and Comprehensive Form
David Seeley has been arrested in
Kalamazoo, Mich., accused of bigamy.
Since his arrest nine wives have put in
. an appearance. All but one were
widows, whose property he had sold.
In the United States supreme court
1 an opinion was handed down in a case
involving the constitutionality of ..the
territorial law fixing a day's work in
- smelters and mines in the territory at
eight hours. The court held that the
law was an exercise of the state's police
powers. The decision '. of the Bupreme
court of, Utah was affirmed.
The entire system of the government
inspection of meat wVich has been
established in the packinghouses Of the
United States was declared to be uncon
stitutional, ineffective and void in an
opinion handed "do vn in (the United
States district court by Judge John P.
; Kogers. lederal judge at Fort Smith,
Ark., Bitting for Judge Phillips.
' Thei navy department has just com
pleted the allotment among the states
of the appropriation of $50,000 made
for the assistance of the naval militia
organizations. The allotments are
smaller this year than heretofore, ow
ing to the fact that while the organiza
tion are increasing in number, hence
, the effort now, being made to secure
from congress an inorease of $60,000.
Senator Wilson, of Washington, says
that the amendment of Representative
Ellis, which has been proposed to his
bill to settle the land claims and con
tests with the Northern Pacific, will
result in defeating all legislation rela
tive to the matter. Neither bill can
. go through, he deolares, if they are to
be amended. The senator hopes to get
his provision made a part of the sundry
civil bill.
' According to a report plaoed before
President McKinley there are now
, available for military ,duty in the
United States 10,073,716 able-bodied
, men, and of these 112,083 are already
in the militia, forming the nuoleuB of
a tremendous fighting force. This is
without considering the 'keleton
United States array, whioh' could on
short notice recruit up to 100,000 men.
: , It can be stated positively no river
and harbor bill will be reported at this
session of congress. The house lead
ers are opposed to more river and har
bor bills, and the friends of the bill on
the committee believe it will be better
to wait until the short session after the
congressional elections next fall, when
a complete and comprehensive bill can
be reported, rather than attempt to
pass an inadequtae bill at this session.
Senator MoBride of Oregon, has re
ported from the committee on oom-
, merce his amendment to the diplo
matic and consular appropriation bill,
providing for a consulate" at Vladivo
etock, with a salary of $2,500, and also
for a oonsulate at Rossland, B. C, at a'
salary of $2,000. These amendments
Senator McBride intends to urge before
the senate when the diplomatio and
consulate appropriation bill is consid-
ered. ,
In view of the warlike preparations
being made by Chile, the government
of Argentina has decided to purchase
three , warships and arms for 150,000
men. The people of Argentina are en
thusiastic over the possibilities of war.
Many public officials have offered to
give part of their salaries for buying
; warships. It is not generally believed
that war is imminent, but the people
consider it their duty to prepare for an
emergenoy in case Chile should refuse
to fulfill her promises in the boundary
'' The steamer El ler plying between
' Portland and Alaska ports, reports an
" exoeedinly rough trip down. The Bea
was the worst the crew and officers of
the Elder have ever e'nooontered, and,
owing to her being without ballast, all
control of the vessel was lost, and it
;. was only owing to the vigilance of the
officers that she was saved from going
with a crash on one of the thousands of
small islands in this district. She was
forced to remain at sea for 86 hours.
The gale, while it lasted, was terrific,
and attained a velocity of at least 100
miles an hour. The vessel's propeller
blades were broken and slid was cora
pelled to lay over at Nanaimo for
.repairs. . '
At Philadelphia the birthday' anni
versary of George Washington was com
memorated with appropriate exercises
at the Academy of Music. The feature
- of the day was an address to the stu
. dents of the university of Pennsylvania,
delivered by, President MoKinley. The
president paid an eloquent tribute, to
the memory, of the Father of Our
Country, and from his life and deeds
drew a lesson as to the duties of the
American people of today. At Chi
cago, ex-President Harrrison delivered
. an address before the Union League
Club, ohoosing as his subject, "The
Duties of Wealth." At numerous other
cities the occasion was appropriately
The Senate Decides Against the Gov
ernor's Appointee.
Washington, March 2. Former Vioe
President Stevenson was a visitor on
the senate floor at the opening of the
session today. A bill extending the
time for the construction of a bridge
across the Missouri at Yankton, S. D.,
was passed. i '
Hoar, chairman of the judioiary com
mittee, moved the senate nonconour in
the house amendments to the bank
ruptcy bill, and that a committee of
conference be appointed.
Stewart objected to the appointment
of a committee on conference and the
matter went oyer until tomorrow.
Hon. H. W. Corbett was today de
nied admission to the senate as a sena
tor from Oregon on the appointment
by the governor, by the decisive vote
of 60 to 19. Speeohes were made to-
day against the admission of Corbett
by Bacon (Ga.) and Burrows (Mioh.)
and in favor of his admission by Mor
gan (Ala.). After disposing of the
Corbett case, the senate began the con
sideration of the Alaska homestead and
railway right of way bill, and had not
concluded it when it adjourned.
The house passed the sundry civil ap
propriation bill today after a four days'
debate. . The most important action to
day was the elimination of an appro
priation for representation at the Paris
exposition on a point of order. The
sudden change of - sentiment in the
house, whioh is often witnessed when
members go on record, was twioe illus
trated today. Ou Friday last the house
in committee of the whole, where there
is no record of the vote, knocked out a
provision in the bill for an appropria
tion to pay those who furnish the gov
ernment with information ' relative to
violaters of the internal revenue laws,
and today, in committee an extra
month's pay was voted to the employes
of the house. Both of these proposi
tions commanded a very respectable
majority in the committee, but when
the members voted on roll calls in the
house, both of them were overwhelm
ingly defeated. - .
Several minor bills were passed after
the sundry civil bill was passed.
I Millions for Defense..
Washington, March 2. Representa
tive Bromwell (Rep. O.) today intro
duced in the house the following reso
lution: ;
"That the secretary .of the navy be
and is hereby authorized, whenever in
his judgment it shall become expedi
ent for the best- interests' of the coun
try to do so, to seoiire options upon and
consummate the purchase of such battle-ships,
cruisers, rams, 'torpedo-boats
or other form of naval vessels as are of
the most modern type, and ready for
immediate use, together with tbe nec
essary armament and equipment for
the same, as In his judgment are neo
essary to plaoe the naval strength of
the country upon a proper footing for
immediate hostilities with any foreign
power with which the same may be
threatened, and for the purpose of con
summating such purchases there is
hereby appropriated the sum of, $20,
000,000 to be immediately available."
The resolution was referred :. to the
naval committee.
An Epidemic Sweeping Over the City
of Skagway.
Nanaimo, . B. C March 2. The
eteamer Oregon arrived here this after
noon from Skagway and Dyea. She
had a number of passengers who are re
turning home disgusted with Alaska.
Before the Oregon - left ' Skagway, 17
deaths from cerebro spinal meningitis
'were reported in 24 hours."
Among the dead, the only names as
certained were B. . Austrander, of Port
land, Or.; . Monte41o,of Des Moines,
la. j .Jones Hawbacher, of Astoria, Or.;
George Baker, of Everett, Wash.'; a
child named Atkins, of Albany, and a
boy named Anderson.
Dr. O. B. Estes, of Astoria, who was
a passenger on the Oregon, predicts
that the number of deaths will soon
run into the hundreds.
The steamer Mamie reports that a
steamship oaught on fire in Semour
narrows. Her name was not obtaina
ble, but it is thought that she was
from Vancouver, B. C. The fire was
extinguished and the steamer proceeded
Behrlng Sea Seizures. . . .-
Washington, March 2. The presi
dent today sent to the senate a full rec
ord of the 1 proceedings between the
United States and Great Britain in the
arbitration relating to the compensa
tion for the seizure of British ships in
Behring sea under the treaty of 1892.
The collection of documents inoludes
the correspondence and notes of a dip
lomatic character bearing on the sub
ject, but most of these bear date prior
to the making of the award. A state
ment of the government counsel, Don
M. Dickinson, Robert Lansing and
Charles B. Warren, is appended, in
which they say:
' "If there are serious questions as to
the validity of the award in the light
of precedent and authority, in view of
the history of the controversy, and in
the exitsing conditions, as well as be
cause of the comparatively small
amount of the aggregate awarded, we
venture to express the hope that the re
sult will be accepted by our government."
in liiE-Mi
Belief GrowingThat the Maine
Disaster Was Design.
Wants Time to Make Necessary Prepar-
atlons for "War Congressmen Discuss
Subject With Much Seriousness.
Chicago, March. 1. The Tribune
has this dispatch from 'Washington:
It is a significant fact that within the
last two days there has . been a remark
able change of opinion in the navy de
partment in regard to the explosion of
the Maine. : When the first news ar
rived here last week experts at the de
partment were nearly evenly divided
as between an accident and design.
But today, after studying the later re
ports, and especially the photographs
sent from Havana, nine out of ten of
the officers at the department express
the belief that the Maine was anchored
over a submarine mine. The ' only
difference of opinion seems to be as to
whether . that mine was exploded by
Spanish offloers acting under orders or
by some enthusiast. The latter opin
ion is generally held, but it is said
that this does not lessen in any great
degree th responsibility of Spain for
the horrible catastrophe. If the Span
ish officers allowed the warship to be
moored to a buoy which was attached
to a submarine mine they thereby be
came responsible for the result, whether
the mine was exploded by official or
ders or not.., The placing of the mine
in an exposed place in a harbor, if it
was done at all, was done by Spanish
officers, and if the mine Was exploded
by anybody at all they were directly
responsible. . . ;'-
The Chromole's ' dispatches of the
same day are even more specific, as fol
lows: The- president is striving to
postpone as long as possible the crisis
whioh is almost certain to be precipi
tatedby the report of the board of in
quiry . commissioned to investigate the
destruction of the battle-ship Maine.
In the inner circles of the adminis
tration it is no longer pretended that
the Maine was blown up by accident.
Good authority is given for the as
sertion that Mr. McKinley has had in
his possession for three days positive
evidence showing that the Maine was
destroyed by external agencies.
The Spanish authorities are aware
of the faot that the president has this
evidence in his possession, and they
have sent messages which have been
kept from the public, disavowing all
responsibility for the act and offering
to make humble apology, as well as
monetary compensation for the damage
inflicted; and, in short, to do anything
which may be done honorably to pre
vent war between Spain and the United
. The evidence in the president's hands
fails to disclose the identity of the men
who are responsible for the awful crime.
At least three persons are concerned,
ffnd one of them Is known to be a Span
ish officer. It is not doubted that all
the guilty parties will be identified and
promptly put to death by - the Spanish
officials at Havana.
.' This' information has come to 'me,
says the correspondent," from a reliable
source. I firs.t learned it . yesterday;
but at that time I could not be sure of
its accuracy. Developments during
the last 24 hours have convinced me of
its truth.
President McKinley desires delay
for two reasons. First, he wants the
present excitement to subdue. Second,
lie wants time to prepare , for war,
whioh may be .caused at most any day
by act of congress. '
. It is hardly necessary to say that the
president will do all he can to avoid
war. While he expects the finding of
the court of inquiry to corroborate the
evidence now in his possession,' he still
holds to the belief that Spain's offer to
make full satisfaction will be accepted
by the American people. "
The change of sentiment in the de
partments is plainly evident. The'
screws have been loosened and subor
dinate officials are permitted' to talk.
They no longer argue that the Maine
was destroyed by accident. , r
They say: "Oh. it will not be nec
essary for us to fight even if it turns
out that the ship was destroyed by de
sign. Spain will be asked to make
amends, and if she complies in the
right spirit, that ought to satisfy the
people." .
- But that kind of talk is not. heard at
the capitol. The senators and repre
sentatives in cloakrooms and corridors
disouss the question with more serious
ness as it becomes more apparent that
they will soon be called upon to faoe a
grave responsibility, They insist that
if the Maine was blown up by design,
it was due to Spanish treaohery and
that blood alone can atone .for the
crime. They regard was in such an
event as inevitable.
Lebanon. Mo.. March 1. Yesterdav
the boiler at Bunch's mill at Ryan, 25
miles southeast of here, blew out,
knocking Bnnch 80 feet into the saw-
bit. He crawled out of tbe sluioe of
hot water, and walked a quaiter of a
mile to his home with the flesh falling
from his body. After Buffering inten
sely for 10 hours he died.
Inflammatory Circulars Being Scattered
New York, March 2. The World
prints the following circular, which it
says is being distributed on the streets
of Havana:
"Spaniard Without Conditions
Long live Spain with honor. ' It is
time we leave at one side lying decep
tions and puerile fears. It is neces
sary, Vven if we all succumb in the
fight, not to stand the impositions of
that proud and ' ambitious ' nation
which at'every moment, taking advan
tage of the weakness of the liberal gov
ernment, menaces its and throws down
the gauntlet. , Providence is taking our
part, and if not, see what has hap
pened to that vessel to which they con
fided all their power.
"It is necessary to go to the ballot
box to offer all obstacles to autono
mists, because with them and their
coming into power things have occur
red that never happened when we (con
servatives) were in power.
"Under the new colonial system has
occurred the accident to the Maine.
They have allowed the dead of a hos
tile nation to be placed in the palace
and a thousand other things to bring
us conflicts. So we repeat the phrases
of the orator Romero Rubio, We will
go anywhere except to autonomy; and
let us also take note that the valiant
General Weyler, whom we ought to
elect a deputy for Havana, second us.
We have on our side the army, the
volunteers, the navy and the people.
"What do you do, that yon allow
yourselves to be insulted in this man
ner? Do you not see what they have
done to us by removing our brave and
beloved Weyler? . At this hour he
would have made an end of this vile
insurgent rabble that tramps on our
flag and on our honor. They force au
tonomy on ua to cast us aside and give
the positions of honor and command to
those who initiated this rebellion
these iH-born autonomists, ingrate sons
of our beloved land. And last, these
dirty Yankees,' who meddle in our
affairs, humiliating us to the last de
gree, as a further taunt send us one of
the war vessels of their rotten navy,
after insulting us in their newspapers
in our own house. '
"Spaniards, the time of action has
arrived. Slumber not. Let us show
those vile traitors that we have not yet
loBt honor, and that we know how ' to
protect it with energy of a worthy and
strong nation. . ;
, "Death to the Americans! Death to
autonomy II Long live Spain! Long
live Weyler 1" . ' :
The Maine Court of Inquiry Will Return
.to Cuba.
Washington, March 2. At the clojae
of office hours a telegram came to the
navy department from Admiral Sicard
at Key,West, in the following terms:
"Key West, March 2. To the Secre
tary of the Navy, Washington: Court
of inquiry will commence session at
Key West today. .They must resume
session at Havana to receive reports
from divers, after further work on the
wreck." ' ' SICARD." :.
The important feature of this is the
declaration that the court will return to
Havana. It sets at rest the rumors
that have been current for days past,
that the court was not to rethrn to
Havana, for the reason that it had dis
covered the cause of the sinking of the
Maine, which was not an accident, and
that they had consequently no further
business in Havana. One important
deduction to be drawn from the message
was that the report of the. court of in
quiry .can soaroely be expected for sev
eral weeks to come. , ,
The court will be occupied at Key
West for peveral days at least in taking
the testimony of the survivors there.
Then, upon the return to Havana, it . is
expected that a good deal of time must
elapse before the divers can get through
the mud which now encompasses the
lower pait of the wreck of the Maine,
and examine the bottom. After this is
done, the court must deliberate in order
to secure an agreement upon their find
ings. The prevalent belief at the navy
department is that up to this moment
the court has not undertaken to com
pare notes and endeavor to reach such
an agreement.
Divers Experience Great Difficulty in
Recovering Bodies. r ' -
Havana, March 2. Little work was
done today by the divers from the tug
Right Arm. Captain Magee, who is in
charge, seemed to lack authority from
the wrecking people or others, and is
indisposed to work on his own judg
ment, exoept in smaller details.
Captain Sigsbee was on board the
light-house tender Fern until 2 o'olock
this afternoon. He waited for the
Spanish divers but they did not appear.
Captain Sigsbee thinks Spain has a
moral and international right to make
an independent examination, and he
will give the Spanish divers such facil
ities as are possible. Captain Sigsbee
hopes the survey steamer Bachewill re
turn to the Tortugas tomorrow or the
next day with all the Maine's wounded
left here, and he also hopes to send on
the Bache hereafter the remains of the
dead recovered in a condition making
it possible to place them, in coffins.
The difficulty experienced in recovering
the bodies is not understood by any but
thedivers. i
Fate of Newspapers ' and
A Statesmen in France.
Army Officers Expelled, . Lawyers Dis
.'Charred and Correspondents Warned
What It Will Terminate in.
Paris, Feb. 28. The new dictator
ship has decided to suppress the free
dom of speech and the freedom of the
press. '-, ' '
This deoision was announced by
Meline in the chamber of deputies thU
afternoon. ;
Four newspapers tonight were not!
fled that anuless they cease discussing
the Dreyfus oampaign tomorrow they
Will be rigorously prosecuted. V
A number of correspondents of ' for
eign newspapers were warned that un
less they abandon their hostile dis
patches they will be expelled from
France. ' .-,
It is even asserted that Blowitz, the
correspondent of the London Tim es,
was also warned.. '
Because of his courageous action
as an officer in the ; war department
and in the Zola trial, Colonel Plcquart,
by a decree issued tonight. was expelled
from the army and placed under three
years of police surveillance. '
vThe lawyer who advised, him has
been suspended from the bar;
Esterhazy has received official per
miesion to prosecute Mathieu" Dreyfus.
'. The announcement was made that
more rigorous measures . of the .same
high-handed policy will soon beprom-
-i j - -. '
- Concluding his official warn ing, Me
line said:
"I trust it will be understood that if
tbe agitation continues after' yester
day's verdict we shall be in the pres
ence of a party issue. Enough evil has
already been done internally. . The
life, of the nation has been checked.
A part of the foreign press denounces
us. -This must be stopped, in the in
terests of peace, of the army, and of
our foreign relations. The government
must deal with the wound it desires
to heal, and it will impose silence
upon everybody. It will take such dis
ciplinary measures as the circum
stances demand. Nobody can continue
the agitation in good faith, and after
tomorrow the government will' sup
press all attempts to continue it. The
government is applying, the laws at its
disposal, and if the weapons are Insuffi
cient, it will ask for more." (Gpat
tumult). "The vote of this house will
prove that when patriotism is Involved,
thereare no parties. Everybody ral
lies under that flag."
The Canadian Pacific Makes Low Rate
to the East.
San FrancLco, Feb. 28. The ana
dian Pacific threw a bombshell into the
camp of the 'American railroad agents
this morning by announcing that tick
ets would be sold from San Francisco
to New York via Vancouver at $40
first-class and $30 second-class. The
lowest first-class rates by the Central
and -. Union Paoiflo are $79.' Agents
here say that east-bound : business by
the Canadian road is slight at this sea
son, and they don't fearjdemoralization,
but they recognize the danger to Klon
dike business if these rates are enforced
in tbe East., In fact, 'the Southern
Pacific will have to meet the cut or see
all Klondike travel go to Victoria and
Seattle. - Everything depends on the
Chicago meeting. If the Canadian Pa
cific cannot be placated then the South
ern Pacifio will be compelled to cut the
present rates nearly in half.
- Crushed to Death.
San Francisco, Feb. 28. Charles
Lapan, superintendent of construction
on the Call building,' was instantly'
killed this afternoon, in the freight
elevator on the Third-street side of the
building. , i
Lappan was at work in the' base
ment, and stepped on the freight eleva
tor. It is believed he pulled the wrong
rope, and when the elevator started up,
attempted to jump out. His body was
caught between the floor of the eleva
tor and the first floor and was terribly
crashed. Death must have been in
stantaneous, for his whole chest was
crushed to a pulp.
Will Not Sell Cuba. , ,
London, Feb. 28. The Standard's
Madrid correspondent says that he has
found by an exhaustive canvass that all
parties are amazed and indignant at
the suggestion that Spain should sell
Cuba, saying that it meant that tbe
monarchy would be menaced by an ir
resistable popular movement. supported
by the army and nary. The financiers
make the practioal objection that, vas
tbe Cuban debt is almost entirely held
by Spaniards, the ' price suggested
would not satisfy half the compensa
tion required. None of the minister!
would entertain the suggestion. . .
Shipments From Canadian Points. '
Ottawa, Feb. 28. The Canadian
government has decided to permit Can
adian goods to be shipped from Van
couver and Viotoria in American ves
sels free of duty by St. Miohaels to the
Xkon for the coming season
War With Spain Not Inevitable, but th
, Situation Is Grave.
Chicago, Feb. 28. The Tribune this
morning prints the following peoial
from Washington:
To a senator who called upon him
yesterday in order to ask some serious
questions as to the policy of the admin
istration, President MoKinley, with the
utmost frankness, uttered the following
words: . . .
"I do not propose to do anything at
all to aocelerate war wifih Spain. Up
to the. present I do not think war is
either necessary or inevitable. I would
be lax in my duty, however, if I did
not prepare for the future. The situa
tion is grave, and the policy of the ad
ministration will be determined almost
entirely, by the course of events from
time to time. There is no necessity of
alarming the people, but congress must
be ready to assist the administration
without making too many inquiries as
to the course of current events." '.
There is no doubt oi the fact that the
government of the United States is
actually preparing for war with Spain.
It is not inevitable that war will follow,
but the activity is too unmistakable to
be 'concealed. The president and lis
cabinet unite in the belief still, in spite
of all evidence to the contrary, that the
explosion of the Maine was an unfortu
nate acoident, but they reoognize the
fact that the contrary may prove true
at almost any hour, and that if it is
shown even inferentially that Spain
had a hand in the oatastrophe there
will be but one thing to do, and that
will be to seize the island of Cuba by
force of arms. At no time since the
war of the rebellion has the military
branch of the government been so active
as it is today.
. It is a significant fact that within the
last two days there has been a remark
able change ot opinion in the navy de
partment in regard to the explosion on
the Maine. When the first news arrived
here last week experts at the depart
ment were nearly divided as between
accident and design, but today after
studying the late reports, and especially
photographs sent from Havana, nine
out of ten of tbe offloers of the depart
ment express the belief that the Maine
was anchored over a submarine mine.
The only difference of opinion seems
to be as to "whether the mine was ex
ploded by Spanish officers acting under
orders, or by .Borne enthusiast. The
latter opinion is generally held, but it
is said that this does not lessen in any
degree the responsibility of Spain for
the horrible catastrophe. ; ,
If the Spanish officers allowed the
warship to be moored to a' buoy which
was attached to a submarine 'mine,
they thereby beoame responsible for
the result, whether the mine was ex
ploded by Offioial orders or not. The
placing of the Maine in an exposed
place in the harbor if it was done at all,
was done by Spanish officers, and if
the, mine was exploded by anybody at '
all, they were directly responsible, and
will be so held by President McKin
ley 's administration.
Bill for That Purpose Introduced Into
the House. :
Washington, Feb. 26. Representa
tive Boutelle, of Maine, chairman of
the house committee on naval affairs,
introduced a bill this afternoon provid
ing for the relief of the victims of th -battle-ship
Maine. It follows generally
the lines of the Samoan disaster relief
bill of 1890, and is the result of sev
eral ' days' conference , in committee,
and embodies the views of the admin
istration. Boutelle had a-conference
with President McKinley today,, at
which he went over with him the pro
posed legislation, and later submitted
the measure at an informal, meeting of
some of the committee. It will be re
ferred back to the committee immedi
ately, and its passage expedited. The
bill provides for the payment of 13
months' pay to the widows or child
ren, or, if there be no such, to the
parents, or if neither of these, to the
brothers and sisters of each of these
killed in the Maine disaster. In addi
tion, the legal heirs of each ot the vic
tims shall receive any arrears . of pay
due at the time of death. It is pro
vided also that any allotments previ
ously made by any of the deceased to
any relatives of the men montioned
shall be continued for' three months,
the amounts so paid to be deducted
from the 13 months' pay otherwise al
lowed. . ..
Spaniards Confess There Is a Mine
Under the Harbor Entrance.
; Havana, Feb. 26. In ' connection
with the olaim made by the Cubans
that there are mine galleries under the
harbor of Havana, leading from sub
terranean passages and known to have
existed for years,, between Fort Caban
as, Morro castle, nd this port, the
Spaniards explain that for over a cen
tury, a subterranean passage about two
miles long and eight feet wide at its
narrowest diameter, oapable of giving
passage to a column of troops, has ex
isted from the navy-yard to Castillo del
Principe. But, the Spaniards further
assert, the existence of this passage was
not known to the present authorities,
or to those who have been in power for
many years past. The entrance and
exit, it is added, have been closed for
years past, by thick walls now oovered
with debris, and their exact location il
aid to be lost. -
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