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VOL. IX. ' . HOOD RIVER, OREGON, FRIDAY, MAY 20, 1898. NO 52. '
Happenings Both at Home
and Abroad.
Interesting Collection of Items From
. Many Place Colled From the Press
. Reports of the Current Week.
The North German Gazette of Berlin
says It learna the insurgents of the
Philippine islands have secured all the
arms stored at Cavite arsenals.
A Madrid dispatch says it is reported
that a strong military expedition is be
ing organize? at Cadiz and that it will
shortly proceed to the Philippine islands
escorted by the Cadiz fleet. ,
The' "war department's plana for an
immediate invasion of Cuba have been
materially changed by the news of the
prosenoe of the Spanish fleet in West
Indian waters. It will delay the move
ment for a time. , . i ' :
The Spanish fleet sighted off Mar
Unique is said to have consisted of five
large warships and two. torpedo-boata,
The American squadron near San
Juan includes Sampson's nix strongest
warships, the New York, Iowa, Cm
cinnati, Indiana, Detroit' and May
flower, : . , . ...
. f . ' The transport steamer Gussie, whioh
loft Key West with a big expedition' for
Cuba Wednesday night, had a lively
engagement with the Spanish at
Cabanas, province of Pinardel Rio, but
sucoeeded in accomplishing her mission.
The Gussie carried 7,000 rifles and a
largo amount of ammunition for the
Cubans. A later report says the Cu
bans failed to meet the Gussie, and
she did not affect a landing.
Chaos reigns at Nuevitas, Cuba,
' Every -. boat in the harbor has been
jammed into the narrow channel to be
sunk at the first sign' of attack. Two
thousand soldiers guard the entranoe,
12 miles from the city. The Spanish
commander told the starving citizens
to go into the country, as he could not
feed them. Many soldiers are joining
the insurgents to get food. Conditons
at Puerto Principe are still worse.
A. Washington special says; A big
surprise awaits the Spanish admiral if
lie sails for Martinique. There he is
apt to find a new squadron, composed of
thtl Oregon, Marietta, Buffalo, Nich
theroy, Montgomery, Yale "and St.
Louis. An order has been sent to Ad
miral Sampson to effect a junction with
Captain Clark and then remain near
Martinique. Under orders the Oregon
has been making rapid time since she
left Bah l a. . . ' -. :
The wheroabouts of the Spanish Cape
Verde fleet has at last been definitely
ascertained. Secretary Long has re
ceived advices from Martinique, Wind
wardf.Jalands, that it had bees sighted
to the westward of that island. Upon
receipt of this information Long imme-
diately ordered Commodore Schley, at
Hampton roads, to put to sea with the
, flying squadron. It is believed that the
squadron has been sent in pursuit of
the SpaniBh floet.. , .
The end of the severed Manila cable
is said to be on board an American war
vessel. V "' "' v . .,' : .'
The Spanish "official" version of the
bombardment of San Juan is that the
American fleet was gloriously beaten
back. .,, . ' . . . . . '
Germany has intimated to the United
States, it is said in - London, that, she
expects to have a voice in the disposi
tion of the Philippine islands. .
A boarding-house burned in Chioago
ant) three of the inmates lost their
lives, while four other were injured.
A number of narrow escapes are re
ported. . ; .' . :.. ,. .
A Washington correspondent says
that Admiral Dewey has had instruc
tions sent him from Washington order
ing the immediate destruction of all
Spanish warships and fortifications at
th5 Philippines. . ,
Spain is overrnn with .plotters.
Weylorites, Carlists and Republicans
are eaoh striving to raise a revolt.
Their latest scheme Is to obstruct pro
. cedure in parliament', so that the people
wiTl be 'in an explosive mood when the
next Spanish reverse shall ooour.
Four of the men killed on the Wina
low were laid at rest in the city ceme
tery at Key West. They were buried
in the shallow lime rock, side by side
with' the graves of the viotims of the
Maijiet . The body of Ensign Bagley
was sent home for interment.
There is a suspicion in Washington
thatJFrenohmbn wore behind the guns
at Cardonas . Wednesday. It is said
thoj shot too well for Spnniards. . An
inquiry is probable, and if the suspicion
proves to be well grounded, complica
tions may ensue between the. United
States and France over the incident.
A column of 5,000 Spaniards started
: for- Moron,' Cuba, carrying a flag of
, truce.- , i When fired upon by the insur
gents, the commander sent word that
he was no longer making war upon the
Cubans,, but was going to the coast to
fight : the Americans. General Lopez
, replied: "Spain oannot fight the United
States -without fighting us. Their war
is purs.',' , - Then he again opened fire.
The' Spaniards lost 900 men in four
days' marob to the sea.
. A force of telegraphers is td accom
pany the Manila expedition. 1 -
, Crisp!, the Italian statesman, says
England's motives in seeking an alli
ance are purely eelnab.
As a result of General Merritt's pro
test that regulars instead of volunteers
were needed for the Philippine expedi
tion, three regiments of troops now at
Tampa will likely be sent to Manila.
The Cubans are joining the Spanish
army. Insurgent sympathizers have
received instructions not to : resist
Blanco's conscription order, and
Blanco's army thus is being filled with
Spam s enemies.
Andrew Carnegie, in an interview,
says war is likely to be quiokly ended,
and that peace will be in sight within
ten days. Permanent retention of Jthe
Philippines lie does not think advisable
for prudential reasons. "
The Spanish people have a new objeot
of wrath, England is execrated upon
all sides and by all classes at Madrid,
and the feeling against Britishers is in
tense. ' Chamberlain's alliance speech
is the cause of the outburst.
- Don Ignacio de la Torre, son-in-law
of President Diaz, of Mexico, is touring
the United States. It is understood
that the object of the visit is to impress
on the people of the United States that
Mexico is in sympathy with this coun
try during the present war with Spain,
' Preparations for the relief expedition
to be" sent to the Philippines are being
hurried in both the military and navy
departments, says the Madrid cor re
spondent of the New York World. Five
battalions, each 1,200 men, under eight
officers, are assembled at Cadiz, Barce
lona and Valencia, all ready, or will be
ready for embarkation this week.j
A' dispatch from Havana ia to the
effect that an American war vessel en
gaged in removing torpedoes at Cardenas
was blown up, and that the entire crew
perished. The report is confirmed at
Madrid in a dispatch from Havana
whioh says a naval boat has been blown
up off Cardenas, resulting in the loss'
of 170 lives. The United States fleet
officers off Havana harbor have not
heard of it. ' ! - "
Evidence that a meeting between the
Spanish Cape Verdes squadron and that
of Sampson or Schley, possibly: both, is
imminent is contained in a special dis
patch from Washington, which 'an
nounces that Spain's fleet in the Carib
bean sea is to be met by a United
States squadron. 'Preparations are be
ing made to effect a junction of . Bear-
Admiral Sampson's and the flying
squadrons with all possible dispatch
The continued presence in Canada of
Senor Polo y Bernabe, late Spanish
minister to this country, and the recent
reports. which reach hereof his activity
there in behalf of the Spanish cause,
have given. rise to the suggestion in
Washington that it might be a proper
proceeding on the part of this govern
ment tQ direct the attention of the
British government to the ex-minister's
course, as a violation of the neutrality
laws. ; '.
Spanish prisoners are being closely
guarded. , Officers aa well as private8
are kept under surveilance at Fort Mo
Phorson. ' .
Astoria celebrated the opening of the
Astoria & Columbia River railroad by
sending an excursion of 16 cars , to
Portland. ; ' , :
TlfnrA HfllHIarfl niA nAPrlnrl far onr-trjnn
There is a. strong probability that the
president will soon issue a oall for 100.-
000 additional volunteers. -
The war revenue bill has been called
up in the senate. Allison presented it
and made a statement to the effect that
the bill will produce $150,000,000 an
nually. ; .'- ;. ' . .: : .
The New York correspondents im
prisoned in Fort Cabanas in Cuba are
saved. General Blanco has courteously
acceded to an exchange, which will be
made at once.-
John Lee, of Birmingham, Ala., shot
three men., to show that he was not
afraid of the Spaniards. He became
enraged tipon being twittod upon his
alleged lack of courage.
It is said the president has decided
to abandon the peaceful blockade, and
instead has issued orders to bombard
every fort until Spain's guns are
French officials deny the charge of
violating the neutrality.' laws.- The
minister of marine declares he has heard
nothing of permission having been
given the Spanish fleet to coal at the
island of Martinque.
The Spanish cabinet has resigned in
a body. Sagasta is charged with the
duty of organizing a new one, whose
war policy is to be more vigorous. The
chambers have been asked to suspend
their sessions pending the solution.
The last of Oregon's quota of volun
teers have departed for San Francisco.
They were given -an ovation on their
departure from Portland, business
houses having been closed to permit
employes to bid their friends and
brothers good bye. -
An official announcement just issued
by the governor of the island of St.
Thomas prohibits the delivery of coal
to the warships of the belligerent pow
ers without previous permission of the
governor, . who - will .... determine the
amount each vessel may receive and
who will super vise its delivery.
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Eighty Thousand Now
Rejected Volunteers Will Receive Trang
portation and Food General Merrltt
' Credited With Making; a Remarkable
Washington, May 18.- Reports re
ceived by Adjutant-General Corbin up
to 10 o'cock tonight indicate that 80,
000 volunteers have been mobilized in
the service. Unless something unfor-
seen ocours, all of the 125,000 volnn-
teers will have been mustered into
service, and be in their permanent
oamps or en loute thereto by the end
of the week. ,. .u
All day inquiries have been pouring
in ' from governors of states aa to
whether the department would pay the
expense of and allow per diem com
pensation to the men who responded
to the governor's call and were subse
quently rejeoted by the examining
officers. 1 A deoision has been readied
that the government will pay trans
portftion and subsistence of all reject
ed recruits, previous to their rejection,
including transportation and subsist
ence from , the state camp ' to their
homes. : No per diem will, however,
be allowed, as the men were not in the
United States , army. The various
states will have to bear the per diem
" Wants Regular Troops.
, New York, May 18. The Tribune
today says: Major-General Wesley
Merritt may not go to the Philippines
in command,of the troops to be sent to
the assistance of Rear-Admiral Dewey.
In an interview last night General
Merritt said: ' --. ' ; -
"I may not go to the Philippines at
all. It is proposed to give me 15,000
men, only 1,000 of them regulars, and
the rest volunteers, and those from the
Northwest, who have had little oppor
tunity for training and discipline. I
have askod the department for at least
4,000 regular troops, for I believe they
will be required."?. There will be no op
portunity to train the volunteer forces
before they start or after they get to
Manila. I want enough disciplined
troops so that the whole body will be
as effective as possible."
Are you going to Washington to see
about this matter?" . .. ,
"No; I am sending an officer. , I had
conversation with Dr. Bourns, of At
lanta, who is familiar with the Philip
pines, and came on to see me, and he
and Colonel Hughes will go to Washing
ton together. The only way I could get
more regulai troops would be to take
them from the army now in Florida for
Cuban invasion; but I feel that I do
not want to go on this expedition unless
1 have an entirely adequate force, and
at least five regiments of regular
troops." V , . ' f
The department promises to send
men, but history and experience show
that in such expeditions all depends
upon the first force sent. How can the
Charleston start if there are no men
ready? General Otis may be willing to
go on without four'or more regiments
of regular troops and take only 1,000
trained men, with 14,000 undisciplined
ones, but I arn not. I do not propose
to go without a force that is suitable
to my rank. I shall stay right here if
I do not go to the Philippnes. I do not
expect anything will be done in the
matter until it is certain what I am to
have for the purpose of the expedition."
Merriam in Charge. I
San Francisco, May 18. Major-Gen-
eral Merriam, commanding the depart
ments of California and the Columbia,
arrived from Vancouver barraoks this
morning, accompanied by his aid, Lieu
tenant Bennett. He at onoe assumed
charge of all arrangements for dispatch
ing the troops, for the Philippine
Seven Lives Lose in vL Quebec Blaze.
St. Hyacinthe, Quebec, May 18. A
disastrous fire occurred here today.
The Materie St Joseph was burned,
oausing the loss of seven lives and the
injury of a number of inmates, of
whom there were 200 in the institu
tion, by jumping from the windows.
There are also five persons unaccount-
ed for. The oause of the fire is un
known; The dead are: Two boys
named Boucheman, Sisters Alexandrian,
Philippina and DesGagnes; Mrs. Guer
tin, boarder; Mrs. Denchann, of Fall
River, Mass. The missing are: Maria
Millette, servant; Noflette Meuncie,
servant; Mrs. Berthiaume, boarder;
Sisters Bouvier and Ange. ";.
, Heavy Railroad Robbery.
Paris.'May 18. A package contain
ing over 500,000 francs in securities
and gold was stolen this morning from
a car 'of , the Paris, Lyons & Mediter
ranean railroad. There is no clew to
the thieves. '
Secretary Lonj Curtail the Supply of
Washington, May 18. An order was
posted this morning, signed by Secre
tary Long, relative to the publication
of news emanating from the navy de
partment, considerably curtailing the
supply of information that has' hereto
fore been rather freely given out. The
secretary's order was directed to Cap
tain Crowninshield, chief of the-navi
gation bureau, and he in turn gave it
out by making an order in his own
name, that no person connected with
bis bureau in any capacity should have
any conversation whatever on subjects
in any way pertaining to the navy with
representatives of the press. As an
offset, it was ordered that bulletins of
such acts as have actually oocurred and
are proper for publication and are not
connected with existing or projected
movements, shall be prepared and post
ed on the bulletin boaid. -.
; The sum total of the information
published by the bulletin board today
under this rule was a notice of the in
tention to start the Philippine expedi
tion, and of the permission given to
some foreign neutral vessels to pass the
blookade at Havana. '
, In explanation of the issuance ot this
order, the naval authorities say that
some leading American newspapers
have been so far lacking in patriotism
as to print plans of campaign and pro
jected movements of naval ships, with
the result that the war board has been
obliged to completely revise its plans.
in the knowledge that, the Spanish had
promptly taken notice of the publioa
tions, and were prepared to profit by
them; . . " , '. '
Dewey Advised That Troops Will Soon
, Be en Route. .
Washington, May 18. The naval de
partment issued the following bulletin
today, embodying such official informa
tion of the day as the department re
garded proper for publication:
Admiral Dewey was informed that
officers, men and supplies would be
sent out to Manila by the City of
Peking. About 1,200 troops will go.
: Mr. Knight, correspondent of the
London Times, having received the
necessary permission from the Spanish
government to land at Havana, if en
tering the port by a neutral -vessel,
has been granted permission by the
navy department to take passage by the
German steamer Polaria, which vessel
is given permission to pass the block
ade. The department hopes to make
an exchange of prisoners at an early
date. , s ' ' ? . ",
The British steamer Myrtle Dean
has been granted permission to go to
Cardenas, as was previously granted to
the Norwegian vessel Folsjo. ; a
The Austrian man-of-war, Empress
Maria Teresa, will visit Cuban ports.
Not Anxious to Incur Our Ill-Will
Charges England With Mischief. ',
Paris, May 18. The Journal des
Debarts, in a long article today, re
flects the anxiety experienced in gov
ernment circles here respecting the
feeling aroused in America on account
of France's open sympathy with Spain;
It says: ' ' '.'
' The whole affair is a misunder
standing. French opinion at the out
set of the war certainly regarded the
United States in the wrong, - and some
of the papers express this opinion in
an aggressive tone. The Americans,
however, should not have taken the
matter tragically, for of all foreigners,
our natural sympathies are for the
United States, and our government
throughout has acted most correctly."
After charging Great ; Britain with
being at the bottom of the mischief,
and declaring that it is America's busi
ness, if she decides to interfere in dis
tant affairs, the article concludes:
What concerns us is that America
should not, in taking up the question
of international domain, , start with
preconceived ideas against us, and de
nounce he good understanding with
France whioh has been so useful in the
past, and which is still more desirable
in the future. The French nation
was never really hostile to the Ameri
cans, who will realize this when the
present friction has had time to disap
pear." :".'. .. '
Tempting Pate. '
London, May 18.- A dispatch to the
Standard from Corunna . says: The
presence of the British ohannel , squad
ron at ViHagarier is likely to lead to
some unpleasantness. The idea of an
Anglo-American alliance . has so in
flamed the Spaniards that the postmen
from the fleet when on shore to collect
letters have been hooted and stoned.
Threats have been made to stop the
supply of provisions to the fleet. The
British consul protested to the alcalde,
who explained that the popular resent
ment was due to a belief in the exist
ence of an alliance, and to the further
impression that the fleet took wheat
that properly belonged to the poor. ...
Sherman's Son a Chaplin.
Chicago, May 18. Rev. Thomas Ew-
ing Sherman, of the Sooiety of Jesus,
connected with St. Ignacius', church,
has been appointed chaplain of the
Fourth regiment, - Missouri National
Guard. Almost all the men of the
regimont are Catholics.
Cut Cienfueffos Cable
Under Heavy Fire.
finished the Work In Spite of Terrible
Volleys From Shore Spanish - Loss
Known to Have Been Heavy Forts
at Harbor Sntrance Reduced.
Key West, May 17. Amid a perfect
8torm of shot from Spanish rifles and
batteries, the American forces cut the
cable at : Cienfuegos Wednesday morn
ihg. Four determined boat crews, un
der command of Lieutenant Winslow
and Ensign Margruder from the cruiser
Marblehead, and the gunboat Nash
ville, put out from the ships, the coast
having previously been shelled. 1
: The work of the volunteers was per
ilous. The cruiser Marblehead and the
gunboat Nashville and the auxiliary
oruiser Windom drew up 1,000 yards
from shore with their guns manned
ready for desperate duty. . One cable
had already been out, and the work
Was in progress on the other when the
Spaniards in rifle pits and a battery on
a point standing out in the bay opened
The warships poured in a thunderous
volley, their guns belching forth mas
sive shells into the swarms of the ene
my. ' The crews of the boats calmly
proceeded with their desperate work,
notwithptanding the fact that a' nuro-
ber had fallen, and finished it, return
ing to the ships through a blinding
smoke and a heavy fire. .'..; ;
One man in a Marblehead boat was
killed, and six were seriously wounded,
one of whom, Robert Boltz, is now at
Key West, and is expected to die before
morning, a bullet having passed
through the base of his brain. Harry
Hendrickson, ' who also may die, was
shot through the abdomen. ,
More than 1,000 infantrymen on shore
kept up a continuous fire, and the bul
lets from the machine guns struck the
warships 100 times, but did no great
damage. Commander Maynard, if the
Nashville, was slightly wounded by a
rifle bullet, that, before striking him,
passed through the arm of an ensign,
whose name is unknown. Lieutenant
Winslow was shot in the hand, mak
ing three officers wounded in all.
When the Spanish had been driven
from the rifle pits, many of them took
refuge in the lighthouse fortress, upon
which the fire of the ships hai been
centered. - A 4-inch shell from the
Windom tore the struoture to pieces,
killing many and burying others in the
ruins. The Spansih loss is known to
Lave been very heavy, the warships
firing hundreds of shot and shell right
into their midst " : "
Following, is a list of 1 the badly
wounded: . V : -
Herman W. Kuchneizter, ' private
marine, shot through the jaw, probably
fatal; Harry Hendrickson, seaman,
shot through the liver, probably fatal;
Ernest Suntenic, apprentice, fracture
of right leg; John J. Doran, boats
wain's mate, gunshot wound in , right
buttock; John Davis, gunner's mate,
wound in right leg; William Levery,
apprentice, wound in left leg; Robert
Boltz, seaman on the Nashville, se
verely wounded.
The remains of Eagah, who was
killed in the Marblehead , boat, were
buried at sea.
The Marblehead and Nashville used
their heaviest guns, as well , as their
small rapid-fire guns, and hundreds of
shots were thrown into the Spanish
troops. On board the ships a number
of men were slightly wounded." One
of the cables had been cut whenrthe
Spaniards opened fire. - The marines in
the boats replied at once, and machine
guns oh the fowrard launch sent in a
stream of bullets, while heavy shells
from the warships drove the Spaniards
from their rifle pits' on shore.
The cable which was cut at Cien
fuegos extended from that city to San
tiago de Cuba. It does not sever cable
connection with Cuba, as there is an
other line in operation between San
tiago' de Cuba and Kingston, Jamaica.
The severed cable is owned by the Cuba
Submarine Company. The. one in
operation to Kingston is owned by th
West Indies and Panama Company.
Acknowledge That 300 Were Killed
,: ' I and 000 Wounded.
Madrid, May 17. A Spanish report
from Manila admits that the Spanish
lost 800 killed and 600 wounded when
Dewey annihilated the Spanish fleet.
The dispatch, whioh was to El Liberal,
was dated May 9. It came by special
steamer to Hong Kong; ' It Bays: -
"The arsenal has surrendered and
Cavite : has been evacuated by our
troops. The Spanish losses were 800
men killea and 600 wounded. The
enemy suffered considerably, including
one officer killed on the Olyiripia. The
Baltimore was damaged.
The Trans-Mississippi . Fair Will Un
doubtedly Give It Great Impetus. .'
A proposition on foot at the Omaha '
Trans-Mississippi fair this ' summer
which is of vital ' interest to Oregon '
farmers, is the manufactuie of sugar,
illustrated by a plant in operation on
the ground.. ' The complete process. cit
is said, will , be il'ustrated : and tall
grades of the - staple s article will : be
made in plain sight of spectators.
; In connection with this project, ac
tive interest has : been manifested by
the Oregon commissioners. ' Special
representatives of the commission have :
.visited the Grande Ronde -valley and '
the Willamette valley, and have ac
quainted those interested with the plan
for showing the progress . made in late
years at utilizing the most plobian-,
looking plant known to the agricul
turist. . . ; ... .;
1 In a general way it is stated the sub
jeot of sugar beet growing will be treat
ed from the time the seed is planted 1
until the crop is matured and will be
practically exemplified. .
Arrangements have- been made to :
demonstrate at he fair, that Oregon's I
Wondefully fertile soil is especially
adapted , to . the growing of the beet,
and that if capital in the middle west
ern states is seeking an outlet in this
promising Industry, Oregon 'Offers the '
best advantages and every inducement
to come here. - It will be the purpose
of those in charge of Oregon's exhibit
to explain what has been done for the
industry at La. Grande ; and to show .
that Willamette farmers will do the ,
same for a factory here. - .
' The agricultural college faculty,
which has enlisted its support in a
gratifying way, will arrange complete
exhibit of Oregon soils with scientific
analysis. This will be displayed in the
horticultural building at Omaha and -.
all queries relating to soil and crops
will be answered in a most complete
and satisfactory manner. Whatever
shall be accomplished for Oregon at tho
Trans-Mississippi fair will be praotieal, ,
as the commissioners have had that '
end in view in all they have under-
taken to do. 1 '
R. JD. Inman, of Portland, ' who is '
largely interested in working for the -success
of the Oregon display, says that
he is satisfied that the Omaha exposi
tion is to be a great success and that .,
Oregon will reap beneficial results in
greater proportion from the faot that
the exposition city lies In the path of
thousands bound , westward after gold
or a home this season. It is nearer
home and the attendance at the f.jir
will be drawn from all the trans-Mississippi
states and the East. If the;-'
Paoifio coast states want more people' :
to settle in their borders, additional
capital and fresh industries, Mr. Inman
most heartily believes this is the time ,
to let the world hear from us. Too.,
much cannot be done for immigration,
for upon future immigration depends
Oregon's advancement. " - ; "
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The General Exhibit. . -j- ' -
The suooes of the Oregon display at ;
the Columbian Fair at Chicago will be
repeated on a far more comprehensive ,
scale at the Trans-Mississippi Exposi
tion, which opens in June. The state '
commissioners appointed by Governor "
Lord, having in charge the work of
preparation have gone aotively to work '
and not a day has , been lost. Funds
are pledged, there is over 6,000 feet of
space contracted for on the ground '
floor of the department buildings at the
exposition, and everything is progress- ,
ing toward a successful end.
From the time the subieot was first
broaohed the proposed Oregon exhibit :
at the fair has met with popular favor.
The advantages to be derived from the
advertising which every section of the
state will receive there this year, seem
to be clearly realized. The advan-. ,
tages, it is believed, will be greater in -proportion
than came from the Colum-, '
bian fair, although in that world's con
gress of wonderful sights Oregon did
appeax as quite a factor. 1 The salmon
fisheries of the Columbia, the wool-
growing industries, the mines : and -
stock of Eastern and Southern Oregon,
the fruits from Hood river and the,
fertile Willamette - valley, and the
varied other resources of this state will
be represented. , '
An exhibit at the Trans-Mississippi
exposition which will be noted with
the deepest interest by the entire medi-..."
cal fraternity will be the baby incuba- '
tor, and the progress of the poor, puny, ,
little lives that will inhabit it will be
watched by thousands of eyes. The
invention is designed to assist nature
in preserving the lives of newly born
babes who are too frail to battle for ex
istence, and the records show that
Bince 1891, when it was first intro
duced, it has Baved several thousand ':'
human creatures by forcing pure ozone
into their lungs, providing an even
temperature for their sensitive little
bodies, and protecting them against
the thousand and one dangers to which
these tiny newcomers in this world are
Australian Coal for Japan.
The price of coal in Japan has risen
very greatly of late, far beyond any
expectation. Australia has been ship
ping coal to Japan and owing to the
high price of the oommodity has found
the venture a paying one, .notwith
standing the proximity of the Chinese
coal fields. A slight fall in prices,
however, will stop the Australian im- '