he Hooc iver 6 It's a Cold Day When We Get Left. VOL. X. HOOD IMVEIi, OIlECiON, FJMDAY, FEJUtlJAltY .i, 180!). NO. 37, rp acier. From All Parts of the New World and the Old. OF INTEREST TO OUR READERS Comr-hennlve Ktvler of I he Import' nut llatp-iiingii of the 1'itMt Week fulled From the Telegraph Columns The New Yoik Evening World prints au interview with John Sherman, in which tho latter forcibly expresses dim Mi If against expansion. According to figures published nt Madrid, 80,000 S pan in h soldiers per ished, chiefly through sickness, during the hint campaign in Cuba. It is reported in Havana that Gen eral Rabiwith 1,500 Cuban insur gent!, haa taken tn the hillH in Santa Clara, in defiance of American author ities A battle has taken place at San An cauna, Ecuador, between government troops and inn urgent-. Four hundred men were killed and 300 wounded, and 400 insurgents were taken piisoneis. The premier, Senor Sagasta, has an nouneed that the government had de cided to convoke the cortes during the second half of February, whether the United States senate ratifies the peace treaty or not. A bicycle saddle combine is to ho or ganized and capitalized at $1,500,000 preferred and $750,000 common stock. Those already in line are said to pro duce U0 per cent of all the saddles used in North America and a fair percentage of those used abroad. Considerable alarm is felt in admin istration circles over the possibility that Spain and Germany may recognize the Philippine republic Germany from interested motives and Spain to free the 8,000 or 10,000 Spanish troops hold as prisoners by Agninaldo. The strike which has been in prog ress at Colon, Colombia, for nearly a fortnight, among the dock laborers, has extended to Panama, partly owing to the fact that the Chilian lino of steam ers lias increased tho wages of its em ployes, thereby accentuating the dead lock. John F. Kennedy, who attained no toriety in connection with the numer ous train-robberies and other crimes in the vicinity of Kansas City, has been held without bail at Mansfield, Mo., for a hearing before the grand jury of Wright county on a charge of train robbery. The Planters' hank, at Kansas City, with a capital of $25,000, has been closed by the state..' The propi inters are under arrest by order of Secretary of State Leseur ami Assistant Attorney General Jeffries. The bank has no vis ible assets, it is alleged, whatever. The second annual convention of the National Livestock Association is in session at Denver. Nearly 1,000 dele gates are present. Governor G. A. Culberson has bee'n elected by acclamation in the Texas legislature to be United States senator, to succeed Roger Q. Mills. Amalgamation of tho copper mine interests of the Houghton, Mich., dis trict and of Montana has been delayed by the severe i'lness of Levy Mayer. Jndge E. W. Woodbury, who framed the first prohibitory liquor law enacted by the Maine legislature, is dead at his homo in Bethel, in that state, aged 81 years. The fourth annual convention of the National Association of Manufacturers is in session in Cincinnati. It is thought a full attendance of 1,200 members will be present, The Spanish minister of war has do cided to abolish military marshals, o retire half of the unattached generals and to greatly reduce the number of officers on the active list in the interest of retrenchment. A dispatch from Washington says: There is reason to believo that the va cancy in the Anglo-American jciot high coinmisson caused by the death of Mr. Dingley will soon be filled by the appointment of Representative Tawney, of Minnesota. The commissioners sent by the Cuban assembly to Washington to learn what the Unitod States government will do about paying the Cuban army, have Bailed for Havana. General Gomoz secretary, Captain Kohly, said that the commission had obtained apait of what they asked. No more names will be considered for appointment to any branch of the jiostal service in Cuba. Tile postofliee department has been overwhelmed with applications for these appointments, and enough eligible names are now on file to fill all possible emergencies for five years to come. Heavy rains, unusual in this lati tude at this time of the year, have in jured the spring crop of sugar cane in Nicaiagua. The cotlee crop in Nica ragua, now being gathered, will not ex ceed half of the annual crop. Laborers are asking high prices to gather the harvest, and are indisposed to work. LATER NEWS. The North German Gazette again denies the rumor that Prince Hohenlohe contemplates resigning the imperial chancellorship. Twenty children are reported to have been drowned by an ice disaster at the village of Warpuhnen, Boirhoim, re cently. Tho president has nominated Colonel Asa li. Carey, assistant paymaster-general, to be paymaster-general, with the rank of brigadier-general. A terrible blizzard was general throughout tho Mississippi valley on the 2Uth and iiOth of January, reaching us far south as St. Louis. Three representatives of 40 German families in tho Kant are looking over the Pacific Noithwest with a view to buying several thousand aures of lull. I foi a colony. Mrs. Jane L. Stanford, who hat settled the estate of her late husband, Lelaud Stan lord, and who would bo en titled to 1357,708 as fees, refuses to ao cept anything for her services. Companies II, D, K and L, of the Seventeenth United States infantry, 412 enlisted men and nine officers, have left Columbus for the Philippines. They go via New York. The American shipping interests ol the Hawaiian islands have largely in cieased since their annexation to the United States. There are now load ing for or on the way to the islands 50 vessels, of which 85 fly the American Aug. F. W. Peck, United States commissioner-general to the Paris exposition, asks congress to increase the amount set aside for the government exhibit to $1,000,000. The first appropriation was $65,000, which Mr. Peck says is entirely too small. The reported rich strike of gold at Cripple Creek has been confirmed. It is the richeHt ever discovered in the woi Id, estimated to run as high as $500,000 to the ton. There is blocked out in one level, at a depth of 850 feet, $5,000,000 worth of ore. A. Thompson, agent of the Coadt Seamen's Union at Seattle, says: "Un less the Shipowners' Association gives up trying to put scab seamen on ooast ing vessels, a general strike will be or dered, and every sailing vessel on the coast tied up as soon as she gets into port. The union men will not accept less than $40 per month." Theodore Kirchener, aged GO, acci dentally shot and killed his wife at Newtonville, N. Y. One billion feet of Oregon timber, on Abiqua creek, was sold to Wiscon sin parties a few days ago. The thermometer ranged fiom 35 to 40 degrees below zero at different points in Wisconsin the first of the week. Ore assaying from $10,000 to $100, 000 gold per ton is reported to have been struck in the Isabella mine at Cripple Creek, Colo. On the 17th ballot taken in the joint session of the Montana legislature Sat urday, Hon. Wm. A. Clark was elocted United States senator. In the lower house of congress a joint resolution has been adopted grant ing to Venezuela the privilege of send ing a cadet to West Point. Charges affecting the integrity of District Judge Scott, of Omaha, and seeking his impeachment by the legis lature have beeu presented to that body. Ex-Senator Slater, a prominent figure in Oregon politics for a number of years, died at his home in La Grande on the 28th. He came to Oregon in 1850. The Montauk Club, of Brooklyn, ten dered a banquet on the 28th to Admiral William T, Sampson, and prinoipal among the other guests was Secretary of the Navy Jonh D. Long. A big celebration was held in Havana in honor of the memory of the first Cu ban president, Jose Marti. Four thou sand poople were present, and there was no disorder of any kind. The body of Captain Sturtevant, pilot of the Paul Jones, has been found. From the clothing of the body it is be lieved he was off duty and asleep when the disaster was caused by the boiler exploding. General Eagan, tried by court-martial on charges of conduct unbecoming an officer and gentleman, was found guilty and sentenced to dismissal from the army. The president has the power to mitigate or entirely set aside the findings. The district attorney at Philadelphia has notified counsel for Senator Quay, liis son, Richard, and ex-State Treas urer Haywood, that he had fixed Mon day, February 20, as the date for trial of the three defendants on the charge! of conspiracy in the misuse of the money of the state on deposit in the People's bank. I Private advices received at Seattle state that the government will send three detachments of so'dieis into the Copper river district of Aiaska next spring to lay out a mail route to the Yukon river and establish ports. The purpose is to establish an all-American route to the Yukon. It will extend from the mouth of Copper liver U Eagle City, 60 miles below Dawson. MANY BILLS PASSED. Oregon'! Lawmaker! Are Now Getting Down to (i ixxl nurd Work. In the Oregon state senate Wednes day the following bills were passed: To authorize the construction and maintenance of floodgates on Douglas and other sloughs, Douglas county; to require justices of the peace to submit complaints to the district attorney, ex cept for murder, arson, robbery, grand larceny, before fees may be collected; to piovide a trust fund in "Multnonmli county; to authorize the'' Eugene di vinity school to confer theological and biblic?.! degrees; to amend the' act passed last fall so as to make all quart! and p'acer claims real estate; to remove from principal defendants in prosecu tions ftrV abortion the shield afforded by section 2011 of the statutes, which absolves them from testifying on the grounds that it might incriminate the witness; to provide for county clerks to transmit to tho secretary of states summary instead of a complete trans cript of assessment rolls; amendments to Grants Pass charter; to permit suit for possession of real estate to be main tained by plaintiff not in actual posses sion; to provide for election of a dis trict road supervisor. Bates' hill for clerks of the justice courts in Multnomah county, after be ing emasculated by striking out the salary feature, was recommitted he cause found not to be limited to Mult nomah county. Adams' bill to tax dogs also was te cominhted, after considerable discus sion, for amendment so as to exempt cities where dogs are already licensed. In the house the hill pkviding for a special election in Malheur county for relocation of county seat was made a special order for Wednesday, February 1. Upon motion of Curtis, each Wednes day night hereafter will be devoted to consideration of local measuies. Dr. Josephi's insane asylum bill, which passed the senate yesterday, was rushed through the ilrnt and second readings and referred to the committee on penal, reformatory and chaiitable institutions. Shetwin's hill, to amend the charter of tiold Hill, so as to enable the town to issue $2,500 water bonds, was passed. Tho joint committee on fisheries, to meet a like committee from the Wash ington legislature, was excused till Tues day next. The bill of Curtis amend ing the fishing laws was ordered print ed and referred to this committee with instiuctions to brine it to the atten tion of the Washington committee. The reapportionment hill was passed in the hoiiHu Thursday by the narrow margin of one vote. The bill to create a new county out of portions of Grant, Crook and Gil liam counties was defeated. A bill for protection of trout, and one for protection of carwfish were killed. A resolution was introduced to re strict the introduction of new bills to February 8, but it was indefinitely postponed. A resolution changing the date of visiting Corvallis by the joint commit tee from February J to February 4 passed. In the senate the bill to authorize school clerks and county judges to dis pose of land bid in at sales for delin quent taexs came up as a special order Thursday. An amendment excepting from redemption by original owners land contracted to be sold was offered and the hill was recommitted for the amendment. Bills passed were: To amend the law relating to certain male animals running at large, applicable to Eastern Oregon ranges; to cure defects in deeds heretofore made that are faulty in ex ecution, witnessing or acknowledgment; to amend the law relating to the mak ing of deeds by the sheriff. The reapportionment bill which passed the house Thursday passed the senate Friday after a debate consuming nearly tho whole morning session. The final vota was 22 ayes, 4 noes, 4 absent. The report of the committee appoint ed at the special session to investigate the Loewenberg contract at the peni tentiary was taken from the table, and amendments proposed to the effect that the $32,500 settlement be made by February 10, that not less than $10,000 be paid in cash and the balance in notes satisfactory to the boaid, and then the whole matter was made a special order for Tuesday at 2:80 P. M. In the senate the following hills were introduced during the past week: To put in the hands of the secretary of state the matter of ordering the print ing of reports, session laws, circulars, blanks, etc, the printer to act only upon the written order of the secretary, except that the governor may order the printing of executive documents; to protect life and property from danger of railroad trains by providing numer ous regulations for warnings on trains and railroads and exempting from claims for damages railroad companies that comply with the law; to prevent combinations between fire insurance companies to maintain rates same as the Iowa statute; to amend the charter of Woodbum passed; to appropriate $:!5,000 for a flax manufacturing plant at the penitentiary same as was in tioduced in the house yesterday; BERBERIS AQUIFOLIUM. The Oregon Crape Clm.cn an the Mute Flower. Ill the Oregon senate Monday after noon three bills wero introduced, 25 house bills were read tho first time, two house bills read the second time and referred, and two house bills were passed. liaseltine, of the committee on horti culture, reported favorably a bill for park boards in cities of 8,000 or moro population. Petitions were filed from 20 mem bers of the Nesmyth Grand Army post, The Dalles, favoring admitting wives and widows of soldiers and sailors to Ube Soldiers' Home; from 18 residents pn the Harlow road, favoring the state's acquiring that thoroughfare; from 47 residents of Clackamas county, for the county court to plank bridges for trac tion engines; from Portland Woman's Club, for the adoption of the Oregon grape as tho state flower. The last named petition was accompanied by a resolution, which was passed, declar ing the berberis aqoifolium the official Btate flower. The house bill to create the office of state biologist was passed, 17 to 10. The amended charter of the town of Adams was the only other hill passed. Haseltine offered a resolution of thanks to Henry E. Dosch for his serv ices to the state at the Omaha exposi tion, and it was unanimously adopted. The following now bills were pre sented: To authorize the governor to let convict labor for not less than 85 cents per day per man for a period not exceeding 10 years; to amend the As toria charter so as to permit the water commission, instead of the council, to fill vacancies on its board; to amend the statutes so as to permit only 5 cents per mile for private persons serv ing papers or for jurors and witnesses in Multnomah county. In the IloiiHe. In the house Monday afternoon, Donnelly's bill fixing the salaries of otfleeiH of Tillamook county, were passed. A number of hills wero read the second time anil referred to com mittees, and half a dozen bills were in troduced. Before adjournment, also, the ball was set in motion for the res urrection of the apportionment bill. Contrary to expectations, Donnelly's hill to create Wheeler county out of portions of Crook, Grant and Gilliam, which was defeated in the houau Janu ary 26, had comparatively Binooth sail ing today, passing by a vote of 84 to 18; absent, 11; paired, 2. Myers submitted a report of the joint legislative committee on fisher ies, showing that uniform legislation had been agreed upon at tho conference held in Taooma Sunday, which was adopted. Bills were introduced as follows: To incoprorate Metfford; to amend the charter of Arlington; to prohibit exhi bitions of mesmerism, hypnotism and artificial somnambulism providing penalties ranging from a fine of $50 to $200 therefor; to prohibit laying out county roads on a. greater grade than 7 per cent, and to requiro road and bridge work to be done by written con tract with the lowest bidder, whenever the cost exceeds $50; to abolish the office of county recorder of Clatsop county; to prohibit tho organization of hanks with a smaller capital than $10, 000; to protect trout, to change the time of terms of court in the second judicial district. INTERE5T AND USURY BILL. Washington Senator Debate It, Hut Take No Action. The interest and usury bill was tip for lengthy debate in the senate again Monday morning, but after debate no action was taken and the bill was left suspended in the air, when the senate adjourned to participate in the joint ballot for United States senator. The Mantz-Gray contest was taken up by special order, at the afternoon session. H. J. Snively, of Yakima, on behalf of Mantz, and W. H. Smiley, of Colville, on behalf of Gray, were each given 40 minutes in which to address the senate The majority and minor ity reports of the senate judiciary com mittee practically held that there had been no election in the Stevens-Spokane district. The hearing and dis cussion was continued until Tuesday afternoon. One bill was introduced. It provides that in cities of over 5,000 inhabitants justices of the peace shall receive $2,000 and constables $1,200 per year. In the Home. In tho house the bill fixing maxi mum rates of railroad and etearaboat transportation companies at 3 cents per mile passed by a vote of 57 to 13. As amended, it has become a ciiminal statute, its provisions including a pen alty for any violation by railway em ployes. The following bills were introduced: For the relief of L. D. Groydir, of Spokane, and appropriating $294 for enumerating Indians on the Colville reservation in 1891; creating a railroad commission ami establishing a code of railway legislation; defining mineral lode claims as extending 300 feet on either side of the middle of the vein; providing for the binding, preservation and distribution of public reports bien nially of succeeding sessions of the leg islature; compelling the use of Wide tires on wagons bearing heavy loads, graduating wider under heavier loads; Washington and Oregon Fishing Industries. JOINT MEETING AT TACOMA Measure! of Common Intercut to lie Recommended to the Two Legisla tures for lnactineiit. An unanimous agreement has been enchco! by' the joint legislative com mittees of Oregon and Washington touching fishing industries of mutual interest to both states. They formu lated resolutions making such recom mendations as will, it is thought, ob viate differences between the two states arising fiom conflicting laws. Among the points of agreement reached may be mentioned the follow ing: Changes relativo to the close season for salmon-fishing on the Columbia river; the Sunday close law is to be done away with; the Washington law is to be made to conform with the Ore gon law regulaMng the fall salmon close season; the gill-net license is to be left at $2.50, with the addition of an indi vidual license fee of $1 each for all fishermen, as at present provided for in the Oregon law; the set-net license fee is to he raised in both states from $1 to $2.50; concurrent laws relative to sturgeon lines on the Columbia river are to be enacted: the appointment of a joint commission to establish the proper boundary lnes is to be asked. The agreements were reached at Ta coma Saturday. The Oregon commis sion consisted of Fish Commissioner MeGuiro, Senators Koed and Daly, and Representatives Myers, Curtis and Far rell. That of Washington comprised Fish Commissioner Little, Senators Megler and MoReavy, and Representa tives Colwell, Sims and Daniels. It was concluded to recommend the close-season proposition should begin at noon, March 1, and close at noun, April 15. It was recommended to make the Washington fall season con current with that of Oregon from August 10 to September 10. No settlement was arrived at on the boundarv-line question. Both states will probably appoint two citizens each, who will select n engineer, con sider the matter, and submit drawings and profiles at the net biennial session in each state. American-Canadian Treaty. Washington, Feb. 1. Prospects for an agreement between the British and American joint high commission on questions affecting Canada and the Unitod States have greatly improved within the last week, and it is ex pxected now that aoomplete agreement on all points will be reached early in February. Reciprocity has been the stumbling block in the way of the commission. The principal point of friction was in regard to the duty on lumber imposed under the Dingley law. Canadians demanded concessions on this that the American commissioners were not at first willing to make. This question has not yet boon Bet tied, but it is understood that both sides are more conciliatory, each being anxious that the entire negotiations should not fail on account of one point of agreement. New Railroad to the Yukon. New York, Feb. 1. A dispatch to the Heiald from Washington says: Several Iowa men have asked congiess to grant a subsidy of $16,000 a mile for a railway and telegraph line to the Klondike. Representative Curtis, of Iowa, introduced a bill in the house Saturday to car;y out the wishes of the syndioate. These men have organized th6 Cop per River & Yukon Railroad Company, and they ask congress to grant them rights to incorporate for 50 years, to give them right of way for a railroad and telegraph line from Valdcs inlet. This oompany is to bo capitalized at $30,000,000. It is to have the right to bond and mortgage the line at not to exceed $30,000 per mile, but this mort gage is to be subsequent to the claim of the United States for the $16,000 per mile advanced by the government. Cruelty to Spanlnh Prisoner!. New York, Feb. 1. A dispatch to the Herald from Manila says: The Spanish civil prisoners have not yet been released. Tales of suffering, hunger and dishonor come from the provinces. Young Spanish girls are forced to live in open with low born natives. Their parents, being power less, appealed to Agninaldo. His reply was a letter from dishonored child exacted after God knows what suffer ing saying she is happy and content ed. Ladies have suffered dishonor to save their husbands from cruel treat ment. Five priests have died in one province from hunger and cruelty, al though $00,003 had been sent by the corporation foi their maintenance. Ap peal has been made to the American J nation, in the name ol ucxl, to stop the tragedy. Eagan Courtmartlal Case. Washington, Fob. 1. The record of 'be couit-martial in the case of Eagan was placed in the hands of Judge Ad vocate General Lieber today for review. ARMy REORGANIZATION BILL. Discussion of the Principal Work of the National House. Washington, Jan. 81. The house to day continued the consideration of the army reorganization bill until. o'clock, when the members paid their tributes to the memory of tho late Rep resentative Simpkins, of Massachu setts. Little piogress was made with the army bill, the only amendment adopted being that to give veterinar ians in cavalry regiments the rank, pay anil allowance of second l'outen ants. The time before the eulogies be gan was chiefly devoted to a continua tion of the debate on the advisability of retaining the Philippines. - Tho diplomatic and consular appro priation bill, carrying $1,500,000, was passed by the senate. The salaries of secretaries of legation to the Argontino republic, Venezuela and Peto were increased to $1,800, and of the consuls at La Guuavra, Ven ezuela, from $1,800 to $2,000, and at Pernamhuco, Brazil, fiom $2,000 to $2,200. The allowance for clerks of consulates was increased from $1,600 to $3,200. The salaries of three third secretaries of embassy at London, Paris and Berlin were fixed at $1,600 each. The consulate at Naples was placed in the $2,500 class; the consulate at Col lingwood. Canada, in the $2,000 class, and the consulate at Niagara Falls in the $1,500 class. Mason offered a resolution requesting the surgeon-general of the army to furnish information as to the percent age of our soldiers in the Philippines, who are sick and have been sick, and the number of deaths in our army by reason of the sickness caiiBed by the 1 climate. Mason prefaced the resolu tion with the statement that reports had been received that "of late years as high as 50 per cent of the soldiers unaccustomed to the climate (of the Philippines) havo died by reason of the Baid climate." EAGAN GUILTY AS CHARGED. The Necessary Penalty I Dismissal From the Aruiy. Washington, Jan. 81. General Ea gan, commissary-general of subsist- , ence, has been found guilty of the charges of conduct unbecoming an offi cer and a gentleman, and of conduct to the prejudice of good order and disci- pline, and of the specifications thereto, "' and has been sentenced to dismissal from the United States army; but with -a recommendation from the court for, the exercise of executive clemency.,. Under the regulations, the court, hav ing reached the conclusion that the ac cused was guilty, had no choice hi selecting a penalty, the regulations prescribing absolutely that one punsish- ' merit . dismissal for the offense. Therefore, the only hope for General Eagan is in the direction of com m nuta tion, mitigation or disapproval by the president. Payment of the Cubair Army. Havana, Jan. 81. Senor Fredrico' Mora, the civil governor of Havana, in . an interview declared that the question of the payment of the Cuban anny was of much greater importance than the Washington government seems to real ize. He said of the Cubans were to' collect the customs of the islands, which are their property, their first ac tion would be to meet Cuba's sacred obligation to the army by payment in -full to the soldiers. The customs ad ministration being in the hands of the . Americans, the Cubans make a simple business proposition to the United States government that it , shall ad vance money to pay the troops, hold ing the customs as security. The Cherokee Treaty. Washington, Jan. 81. The agree ment concluded at Muskogee, I. T.. January 14, between the Dawes com mission and the Cherokee nation, pro viding for the allotment of lands and general betterment of the condition of the red men, has been sent to the sen ate. Four of the five tribes have al ready agreed to new arrangements and negotiations are now pending with the Creeks. A Fatal Itoiler Explosion. Chicago, Jan. 31. Four men were badly burned, one perhaps fatally, by the explosion of a boiler today in the basement of the Chicago Tribune. The meu who had just completed putting in new grates in the furnace of the boiler, were standing directly in front of the furnace when the explosion oc curred, and were covered first with live coals, then with scalding water. A Restraining- Order. Washington, Jan. 81. To prevent army officers of superior rank from seizing upon the quarters of officers of the transports upon which they may be traveling, the secretary of war has been obliged to make an order prohib iting them from taking the rooms of the masters and quartermasters of transports. Two Consuls Nominated. Washington, Jan. 31. The presi dent presented these nominations to the seriate: State, James H. Worman, of New York, now commercial agent at Cognao, to be consul at Munich, Ba varia; William T. Fee, of Ohio, now consul at Cienfuegos, to be consul at Bombay, India. February 6 has been agreed upon by the senate as the date to vote upon th peace treaty.