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It's a Cold Day When We Get Left.
HOOD HIVE I?, OREGON, FIJI DAY, JANUARY 20, 181)0.
I II Of 1HE WEEK
INTRODUCTION OF BILLS.
GO ON THEIR MERITS.
From All Parts of the New
World and the Old.
OF INTEREST TO OUR READERS
Coinireheiiive Hevlew of lit Import
ant Happening of the 1'iixt Week
Culled From the Teligrnph Column
Rot. Dr. William Maxwell Black
burn, president of Huron college lit
Pierre, S. D., died at tliu ago of (15
Margaret Livingston Chanler and
Anna Bonling, heroic wmneru.who
served without pay us iiuisiih in Porlo
Rico during the war, have been recom
mended (or that rare honor, tliu thanks
It. ia reported fr m Peking that
Russia has demanded a lease ol the
Miao Tao islands as a toipcdo station.
These islands lia florom the entrance
of the Gulf of Pe-Clii-Li, south of Port
Arthur. The acquisition of those
island would still fuither strengthen
Russia's; hold on the upproaohes to
Peking. . .
Theqiiartciniaster's department ii
preparing to disinter ami bring to this
country the remains of the 1.200 heroes
of tho Spanish war who were ' either
killed by bullets or died of fever in
Cuba ami Porto Rico. Colonel Moore,
assistant quartermaster general, says
the expedition of disinterment is wo1 1
. under way.
Senator Teller, of Colorado, has in
troduced a bill, for the amendment of
the' war-revenue act, so as to provide
for a tux upon the actual value or sell
ing prices instead of the nominal
value of certain stocks. The bill is in
tended to relieve the cheaper mining
stocks from what is claimed to bean
enormous burden upon thuiii.
A petition from ex-Queen Lilinnka
lanhof Hawaii has been presented to
the house, protesting against the Unit
ed States' assertion of ownership to the
crown, lands of Hawaii as taking of
property without duo processof law,
and appealing to the president, enn
greslraiid tho people for a restoration'
of theso lands. A liku petition -was
presented to the senate.
A 'Havana cable to the Now York
World says: "The graves of tho Maine
victims in the Havana cemetery are
neglected. Two small, sickly shrubs,
one -weather-beaten pot with a dead
plant 'and two blasted stalks of three
slips are all there is to hliow that any
thing ban been done in this beautiful
burial place for our nation's dead. A
month ago-,. upon the interment of some
sailors of the Resolute, their comrades
put an 18x21 inch calico American tlag
on the mound. This little faded (lag
is the only thing given by either the
army 'or the navy.
w ' ' '
The' 'monthly statement of tho col
lections of internal revenue shows that
duiigi November, 1898, the receipts
amounted to $22,404,405, against $18,
959,290 for November, 1807.
The president has sent these nomina
tions - to tho senate: Oharleinange
Tower, of Pennsylvania, now minister
to Austria-Hungary, to bo ambassador
to Russia; Addison C. Harris, of In
diana, minister to Austria-Hungary.
't 'llong' Kong, the Filipino com
mittee has broken off all relations with
United States Consul Wildman. The
committee bin issued a writ in the su
preme court toTecover the sum of $47.
000, which the Filipinos claim to have
been-.', deposited with Wildman as
treasurer of the Filipino independence
fund in June last.
The gunboat Yorktown has nailed
from San Francisco for Manila, via
Honolulu., ; She will go all the way
n:rdef ' fall head of steam, and should
in'e ;tliu,. run in three weeks if she is
not delayed at Honolulu. She is the
bearer of.' full instructions to Admiral
Dtawey and General Otis in regard to
the situation in the Philippines.
The New Year's honors include Lord
Duniaveu being appointed pi ivy coun
selor' for Ireland, and Sir Edward
Chichester, R. N., being appointed
companion of the Order of St. Michael
and St. George in recognition of his
services as captain of the British first
claes.cruiser Immortal, which was sta
tioned at Manila during the war.
Senator Mason, of Jllinnis, occupied
the attention of the senate for nearly
an--hour and a half Tuesday, with a
speech in suppoitof his resolution de
flating that the United States will
nevijr attempt to govern the people of
any country without their consent,
lu'niany respects the speech was one
of the- most notable utterances from
the senate thus far this session.
.At Kokorno, Ind., there are IS
tram; in the Howard county jail
slowly starving to death. Two weeks
ago the hobos refused to work on tho
stone'' pile, and -Sheriff Humes put
them in iail on a diet of bread and
water, mostly water, until they signi
fied -a- willingness to work. At the
close of hepecond week of the strike,
the jailer "reduced the bread supply to
two loaves a day for the entire gang.
Tbey declare they will starve to death
in Uii cells rather than hummer stone,
A cable censorship has been estab
lished by the United States government
Commiseary-Oeneral Eugan 1ms sent
to the war Investigating commission a
revised statement in place of that otig
inally made in response to Miles'
charges. He has omitted tliu objection
Austria's hesitancy in raising the
rank of her diplomatic mission to the
United States is due entirely to her de
sire not to give offenne to Spain. In
formation to this effect is in the posses
sion of the state department.
WeBt Point appointments are to be
made by the present congress. One
will bo from the first Oregon. The list
will include eight cadets, all of whom
must enter West Point next June. No
further vacancies will be filled until
1900, when 58 cadets will be named.
The present class will graduate Febru
Commodore Watson,' now in com
mand at the Mare island navy-yard,
has applied for the command of the
Asiatio station to succeed Admiral
Dewey, when that officer shall have
ceased duty, Dewey will retire from
active service next December, provid
ing the law be not amended in his in
terest. trench sentiment is once more being
worked up against the United States
on account of the Spanish war. Hos
tile newspaper criticism, which tem
porarily was shut down by the victor
ies of Manila and Santiago, is now re
assuring itself in consequence of the
difficulties which Piesident MoKin
ley's vacillating policy has caused in
Tho steamship City of Macon, fiom
Boston, brought into Savannah, (In.,
Captain Kennerly and the crew, nine
men all told, of the schooner Aloha, of
Bath, Me., abandoned Saturday night,
250 miles southeast of Georgetown
light, in a sinking condition. The
Aloha left Fernaudina a week ago with
a cargo of phosphate rock, bound for
At Pana, III., the scone of the re
cent labor trouble, Ike Ingles shot and
killed Dave Evans, a fellow-negro
miner, at the Springsido mine. The
trouble arose over dividing their wages.
Frank Jones und James Palmer, non
union white miners, were assaulted to
day and seriously injured. Their as
sailants are unknown. Three com
panies of militia, which have been do
ing guard duty for several months,
Lave been ordered homo.
The first detachment of the Seven
teenth has left Columbus for New
York, en route to the Philippines.
The entire military department of
Santa Clara, Major-Goneral J. C. Bates
commanding, is quiet. Twenty-seven
thousand Spaniards still remain in the
yicinity of Cienfuegos, but one trans
port lias loaded and 12 others are ex
pected to arrive at an early date. It
is impossible, however, that the evacu
ation will be completed much befuro
the niiddio of February.
Great fear is felt for the safety of
the naptha launch Paul Jones, hailing
from Louisville, which left the mouth
of the Mississippi river January 8 fur
Pensaoolu, Flu., with a partv of ladies
and gentlemen fiom Chicago and In
dianapolis on board. Nothing has been
heard there of the launch, and one of
the fastest tugs has left to make a thor
ough soarch.011 the Gulf.
A train of empty cars on tho Oregon
Short Line, while leaving Butte, run
into an open switch near the city, and
crashed into a switch engine. Both
engines and some of the cars were
wrecked The crew of the train and
that of the switch engine all jumped.
Conductor Joseph Giant, of the freight,
was thrown under the wreck and
killed. Fiieman Dowling was injured.
The rest escaped unhurt.
A Madrid dispatch says the govern
ment, on the reassembling of the eor
tes, will immediately ask La Reforma
for authority to sell tho Marianne
(Ladrones), Caroline and tho Pelea
islands, since Spain is powerless to
maintain a sufficient force to defend
them. The government arrived at this
decision in consequence of advices from
Geneial Rios that an army of 4,000
men, a man-of-war and two gunboats
would be necessary for the purpose.
Official dispatches from Ilo llo, is
land of Panay, indicate that the ra
ti pes are disposed to be friendly, al
though absolutely opposed to the land
ing of the United States forces without
order from Malolos, the seat or tiie so
culled Filipino native government.
Some of the officials at Ilo llo are not
in accord with the revolutionary gov
ernment, but are willing to accept an
American protectorate, and will go to
state the case to Aginaldo if furnished
transportation by the Americans.
The Berlin correspondent of the Lon
don Times quotes from the Cologne
Gazette that "rumors as to the annex,
ation of Vativa, one of the Friendly
islands, by Germany, are an invention
of those who desire to stir np ill-feeling
between Germany and the United
States. He says, bow ever, as the
Cologne Gazette was among the most
active originally spreading reports of
German's intention to annex the Phil
ippines, its excessive indignation in
the present instance is somewhat overdone.
Will Probably Be Advanced
Three Years' Pay.
The Amount I Forty Million Cuntoiin
ltecelpta of Culm Mill lla l'lerigud
fur It Heymeiit.
New York. Jan. 18. According to
Brigadier-General Jose Miguel Gomez,
a member of the Cuban commission in
Washington, the Cubuji nriny is sure to
receive the three years' pay to which
it is entitled, fiO, 000,000 being ad
vanced by tho United States, with the
custom-houses of Cuba as security for
Brigadier-General Gomez, who has
just at lived in this city from Washing
ton, is grateful foi tho way the commis
sion bus been received. The negotia
tions, it is expected, will bo completed
by the end of this mouth, when the
commission will return to Cuba. Gen
eral Gomez said last night:
"Our bopes have all been realized.
At first, however, things looked dark
for us. Poor General Garcia was the
most pessimistic member of the com
mission. He had little hope for the
success of our plans when he left for
Washington. The rest of the commis
sion argued, however, that as the
Americans hail taken charge of Cuba
and thus prevented us from raising
money, we had a right to request a loan
with which to pay off our men. Gen
eral Garcia asked for only $100 foi
"Tho other commissioners protested
because of the small amount. Then
came the general's death, and for the
time being negotiations were suspend
ed. At our next meeting it was agreed
that an official litt of tho men in the
Cuban army would bo required befort
any agreement could be reached. Ac
cordingly, I left for Cuba, whence 1
returned on January 0 with the re
"There are 47,000 men to be paid in
the Cuban army. Tho amount we
have requested is $40,000,000, to be
turned over to ns either in one or thiee
paymonts. We will give as security
the custom-houses in Cuba. Should
the government not care to lend ue
that Bum, we are willing to take one
third of it and later pay the men the
"As affairs now stand, I think we
will receive the amount in three pay-,
ments. This, however, is not decided
yet. The late Mr. Dingley was in fa
vor of giving us the amount in one pay
Speaking of the present oondition of
affairs in Havana, General Gomez
said it was bad.
"There appears to-be much disagree
ment among the American soldiers,"
lie continued, "and no tne seems tc
know what his power is. Some one
gives an order, and the next man coun
termands it. Asa result the govern
ment of Havana is not as smooth as it
"General Brooke, however, is well
liked, and the Cubans are more than
willing to help him. General Lud
low's orders preventing the Ctibanf
from from taking any part in the
'evacuation parade,' caused a great deal
of ill-feeling. This is now done away
with, and theie need be no fear of 8
clash between the Cubans and the
"The American soldiers ore a finf
set of men, and do not give any trou
ble. We aro done witli war, and want
peace, but nevertheless we would nevei
tolerate tl'e condition of affairs which
is reported to exist in Porto Rico.
"General Brooke, I am told, is about
to name a committee of Cubans, whe
will aot as his advisers. Mendez Cap
ote, president, of the assembly at Santa
Cruz del Sur, will bo placed at the
head of the commission.
"General Maximo Gomez will re
main in the field until the army is dis
banded. He will then make his home
in Havana. After the men in the
army are paid ctl, we will try to prove
to this country that we are fully able
to govern Cuba.
"The paying off of the army is the
most important move toward establish
ing tranquility on the island. If we
should not be able to raise the money
trouble with the men would follow."
8hl on the Way.
Washngton, Jan. 18. The navy de
partment was informed today that the
Bennington sailed from Honolulu or
the 7th inst., for Guam, in accordance
with the orders of the navy department.
On the way over she will stop at Wakt
island and take possession of it for use
as a cable station. The Castine sailed
yesterday from San Juan da Potto Rice
for Gibraltar. She is going to the
Philippines to reinforce Dewey's fleet.
Kaldwln Will i:bullil.
San Francisco, Jan. 18. The Bulle
tin says that Lucky Baldwin has de
cided to erect an eight-story fireproo:
building on the property occupied bj
the old Baldwin hotel, which wai
burned several months ago. The build
ing will cost 13,000,000, and as soon at
the ruins of the old building can be
cleared away, the work of constructor;
; Oregon L"glalature I Far A hood of tho
8 late I'rinter.
Salem, Or., Jan. 17. The I ;isla
ture is as yet devoted chiefly to the
preliminary work of receiving new bills
and is still so far ahead of the printer
that committees have notliing to do.
lint one measure has reached the acute
stage, and that is the bill to add two
justices to the supreme court. Having
passed the bouse last week it is now in
the senate, where it tests awaiting its
second reading The bill is warmly
supported, and it looked last week as
if it were bound to pass; but it loses
steadily under discussion, and its
chances are now very dubious. Objec
tion to it so far as it is expressed ap
pears to test chiefly or wholly on the
question of its constitutionality.
The general proceedings today weie
of a perfunctory and monotonous kind.
Introduction and first reading of bills
occupied the whole time in both houses.
This is likely to bo the order for the
balance of tho week. Tho usual flood
of propositions, wiso and otherwise,
is pouring in, the greatest number of
com so, being destined to dio in com
mittee. Twenty-two bills were intro
duced in the senate this afternoon.
Halt a dozen were read the second
time, and one authorizing the town of
Antelope to borrow $5,000 to build
water-works was .passed. A house
joint memorial to congiesss for 'eli
sions for Indian war veterans, the
Fame as Mexican war veterans, was
A house resolution for the investiga
tion of tho atfuirs of the school land
board was concurred in.
The house convened at 2:30 this
afternoon, pursuant to adjournment.
The proceedings opened with tbe sec
ond reading ami reference of bills, but
owing to the fact that tho state printer
had, not caught lip with printing, the
house returned to tho first reading and
introduction of bills. Eight bills were
lead the second time and referred to
the proper committees. One was passed
and two were .withdrawn. The bill
that passod was Whitney's, to amend
the oity charter of Albany.
l'roteftt Agnlnat the Kxcluaion of Alien
From l.uke Atlin.
Olympia, Wash., Jan. 17. In the
senate on motion of Land, Judge Mc
Gilvra, of Setittlo, was granted permis
sion to address -the senate. Inasmuch
as it bad been announced that Judge
MeGilvra had up a senatorial lightning
rod, there were some quizzical expres
sions on the faces of several senators
who are prominent in state politics.
Judge McGilvrn, steppinsg inside the
circle, referred, in a forensic style of
oratory to the death of Congressman
Dingley, and, at the conclusion of his
etulomcnt, asked for the consideration
of a resolution petitioning the presi
dent to appoint in his stead, on the
joint American-Canadian high commis
sion a resident of the Pacific North
west. Senator Preston , suggested that it
might be well to wait until Dingley
was buried before proceeding to fill his
shoes. A discreet smile passed about
the circle, whereupon Senator Sehofield
proposeil that tho resolution be made a
special order for tomorrow.
Senutor Hamilton then asked, inas
much as the resolution had been pre
sented by a gentleman hot a member,
in what position it came before the
senate. There was a moment's hesita
tion, during which tbe chair thought
it possible to receive the communica
tion, and finally Senator Preston said
ho would stand back of it. That was
acceptable to Hamilton, and, on motion
of Crow, the document was referred to
the committee on memorials.
The house resolution protesting
against the exclusion of aliens from
the Atlin mining district by the Cana
dian government was adopted 27 to 4
Hall, Preston, Reinhait and Wil
shire voting no. ' (
I .Senatorial Choice on Ticket
In the house the veto messages of
the governor were taken up. The VGto
of the bill providing for the survey and
location of a roadway from Montesano,
Chehalis county, to Brook field, Wahki
akum county, was sustained.
The bill creating a state road along
the Columbia river from Lyle to Wash
ougal.was vetoed, because the proposed
road parallels a navigable river, tho
governor holding this, to be against
good public policy in the straitened
condition of state finances.
Representative Moore, as the author
of the bill, stated it to be his wish that
the veto be sustained, because there is
no time now to enter into the merits of
the bill, and his wish was simultane
ously respef ted.
Colonel Patterson, of Kitsap, pre
sented a petition for a fish hatchery in
Colwell presented a petition from
Cowlitz county for a law restraining
live stock from at large.
Judge McGilvra was accorded 10
minutes in which to present his Lake
Atlin and Dingley resolutions, which
A concurrent resolution by Brown,
requesting the respective political par
ties of the state to place upon their
tickets the hoice of the party for Unit
ed States senator at elections prior to i
senatorial elections, that tie people
way expresstheir choice, was adopted. I
Wrecked at Tacoma With
- Fifteen Men Aboard.
SUFFERED A SWIFT DEATH
Met Their Fare While Aaleep-Captaln
and Mate Among Those Loat Yeaael
Capalzed During a Heavy Gale.
Taooma, Wash., Jan. 17. Tho most
appalling murine disaster that bus
ever occurred in tho history of Tacoma
happened early this morning. Din ing
a terrifio galo which swept over Puget
sound, the British ship Andelana, an
chored in this port, awaiting cargo,
capsized, and Captain G. W. Staling
and liia crew of 10 men, who were
asleep below decks, were dragged down
to a sailor's death without an instant's
warning. The full list of those lost
is as follows:
Captain G. AV. Staling, of Annopn
lis, Nova Scotia; E. H. Crowe, aged 81)
years, Londonderry, N. S., first mate;
E. G. Doe, aged 23 years, 145 Essex
Talbot Road, Blackpool, England;
Nemey Jossainii Victoria, B. C., stew
ard; Joseph M. A. D'Holyero, of Ost
end, Belgium, apprentice; Richard
Reginald Hanze, of Ostein, Belgium,
apprentice; Charles Smith, of United
States, botswain; James Daly, of New
York, boatswun; J. R. Brown, of Bur
badoes, cook; H. Hacsson, Sweden,
able seaman; Antone Jensen, Den
mark, seaman; John Niolson, Noiway,
seaman; E. Ostrom, Finland, seaman;
Fred Hindstrom, Norway, seaman;
Edward Letz, Rega, Russia, seaman;
August Simonson, Holland, seaman;
Pat Wilson, St. John's, N. F., Soa
lnun. Just what time the disaster which
resulted in such appallling loss of life
ocourrod is not known, as every per
son on board tho vessel wont to the
bottom of tho Sound with it.
The ship, which was of English
build, and worth probably $150,000,
entered this port several days ago. She
was to have loaded wheat under char
ter to Eppinger & Co., of San Fran
cisco, for Europe. Yesterday she was
taken to the Eureka dock and all bal
last removed and tho hold cleaned, pre
paratory to receiving cargo. She wus
then towed to an anchorage several
hundred yards northeast of the St.
Paul & Tacoma Lumber Company
deep-water wharf, at which point dis
aster overtook her. She hail out, ac
cording to the best information ob
tainable, the startioard anchor, weigh-'
ing at least three tons, while to either
side of the vessel were attaohed the
ballast logs used to keep a ship upright
during the absence of cargo or ballast.
The ship was riding the wave serenely
when the skippers of other vessels an
chored close by retired the night before.
When daylight dawned no signs of the
Andoluna were visible Over the spot
where sho rode serenely at anchor the
night before only a danger-signal buoy
lamp was visible. When the absence
of the ship was discovered, Captain
Doty and Captain Burley took the tug
Fairfield and made an investigation,
and it was soon determined beyond
possibility of doubtj that the ship had
gone to the bottom.
One of the ballast logs was found.
To it dangled part of the chain by
which it was originally fastened to the
ill-fated ship. In addition, one of the
lifeboats, a matterss with the name of
the ship on it, and several oars, weie
found. Beyond these no other wreck
age has been discovered.
As all on board perished, only sur
mises as to the cause of the disaster
are prevalent. Judging from indica
tions, shipping men say, the ballast log
found was from the port side of the
vessel. She ship, according to all ac
counts, was headed in a southerly di
rection, or toward the bead of the bay,
at the time the gale swept down the
Sound. The heavy winds caused the
ship to train on the chains, making the
log on the weather side taut and giv
ing a tendency to lift the log from the
water, but the strain was too great for
one of the chains, and it snapped.
This released the towering craft fiora
the greater restraint on the weather
side, and she lifted with the wind, and,
there being little restraint fiom the
other end of the log, raised it enough
to allow the right or mooring ohain to
slip off. Thus freed from ballast and
floating like a chip, the ship careened
under the pressuie of the heavy gale,
and shipped great quantities of water,
filling completely the hold and fore
castle, causing her to capsize and sink
to the bottom, all in a very few min
utes. The situation was further aggravated
by the fact that the tides were just
setting in at the time the ship went
down. This in all probability forced
tbe stern of the vessel around and ex
posed the broadside to the gale's fury.
Late this afternoon the ill-fated ves
sel was located. She lies on the bot
tom of the Sound, on her broadside,
under 23 fathoms of water, close by the
spot where she had been anchored.
Lived Over 100 Vear.
Utica, N. Y., Jan. 17.---Mrs. Emily
3. Moseley, who would have been 102
years old had she lived until April,
died at the Home for tbe Homeless to-night.
Oregon i.rgUlatur Will Cloudy Con
alder AiiroirlHllon lillla.
Salem, Or., Jan. 14. Tho first week
of the legislative session closes with
91 bills introduced and lead in the sen
ate, and 1S4 in the houte. The house
passed the bill to add two judges to
tho supreme court, urn there is little
doubt that the measure will puss the
senate in duo time. Two notable re
forms have been provided for to limit
the number of committee flerks and to
keep appiopi iut ions of doubtful merit
out of the general appropriation bill.
A bill to correct tho committee clerk
ship abuse further for future legisla
tures is befoie the senate, and is likely
t tasn both liotwfh TIjO 'Wiijs nod
means coummittee will report not only
a geneial uppropiiiition bill and a spe
cial appropriation bill, but w ill refuse
to yoke with appropriations of un
doubted merit those that are question
able, making tho hitter bills stand in
dividually on their merits befoie tho
legislature und the governor.
Mnutz. Whoe Seat. I Contentf-d, 'Aak
to He Taken Oil' Committee.
Olympia, Jan. 14. Senator Mantz
today asked to bo excused from serving
on the committee of elections and elec
tion nmitouta iriuyiuiich na )ia umit waa
to be contested, and that, in nil proba
bility, the matter would be referred to
The chair stated that it was expected
that the contest in Mantz' district
would bo referred to a special commit-
tee. no inn noi Know uui inai a spe
cial committee would yet be named.
Mantz was made chairman of the com
mittee on senate employes other than
regular, and Paul, of that committee,
who uinou i:jiiiiiiuun ui ine election cou-
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n:nti unit uimrti. jvtMui wan i rails it rreii
iiuui me cnuiiiiiuce on nsu id me mm
mitten mi rn-inHucr pyMi.i tui iid tiluruia -
with Senator Biggs. . v ,
Eight hundred and forty-two citizens
of Wnlhl W'ullil lu'tilirtnpil for nn na
sombly hall in the Walla Walla state
pen'tentiaiy. Tho request was made'
on tne ground of public morals, as it '
was olaimod an assembly hall for tho
inmates of the penitentiary woulJ
tend to improve their morals. . '.'
For a HtHte Itond.
Ti ttia linnou u lii 1 1 ti'.ia inl.Ailnna.l 1.
Mooin, establishing a stute road down
the Columbia river from Lyle, Klicki-
tat county, to Washougal, Clark coun
ty, and appropriating $25,000 therefor. ,
A concurrent resolution relating to
the wealth of Washington coul mines, ,r,
and requesting tho secretary of the
navy to use Washington coal in prefer-
ence to British Columbia coal, and call
ing upon said secretary of the navy to '
notify tho legislature if any reason ex
ists why this cannot be done, was
nfToriol liv C?,itvnit anil ndnnloil
House bill No. 78. offered by Bel
ford, who moved its advancement to
third reading after the title had been' .
I t. :.. ., i :n
1U.1VI. 1, in till tllllJIUIIl lilLUJU Ulll, Uitl-
prisoners, $500 for transporting juve- ,
nile offenders, and $200 to pay travel
ing expenses of snpei ior court judges.'
On final passage it icceived by one neg-
ntivn vntrt unrl tl 11 fli rm i ( t 'n J
Senate concurrent resolution No. 2,
authorizing the purchase of a suitable
flag for the cupitol, was taken up and
passed under suspension of the rules.
The senate concuirent resolution for
the printing and publication of 2,500 -
copies of Governor Roger's message,,,
RAILROADS TO POOL ISSUES. "
Keport That Great Northern and North
ern l'ac.itio Have Combined.
New York, Jan. 16. The Times says:
The announcement of the settlement ot
recent disagreements between the Great
Northern and the Northern Pucilio
railroads proved to be one of the most
interesting statements Wall street bus
lately had to consider and enthuse over.
In Northern Paeifio common slock
there is reason to believe that a pool
has been formed, including in its mem
bership the strongest financieis of Wall
street, among others, friends of J. P.
Morgan, Governor Flower and John
D. Rockefeller. .
This pool, credited with a capacity
beyond any such recent combinations,
is believed to have as the basis for its
organization knowledge of plans which
will practically make the Northern Pa
cific and the Baltimore & Ohio one
property. Some reports, probably dis
toited, have it even that Northern Pa
cific property would actually absorb
the B. & O. Under any circumstances,
it is declared there will be direct man
agement and personal Eupeivison of
policy by James J. Hill.
Klondike at Home.
Ilillsboro, Jan. 16. While ditching
on bis beaverdam at Farmingtou, five
niiies southeast of this city, .George
Robinson struck a gold-bearing quartz
ledge which assays $42 to the ton. The
ledge is between two and thiee
feet in width. The lead runs north
and south, pitching east. Near it are
two other ledges, tbe rock from which
has not yet been assayed.
"The ledgo was discovered several
days ago, but the matter was kept very
quiet until today, and the only trouble
to be encountered is in getting water.
No gold had ever before been found at
Farmington, but old miners considered
the indications there very good,