m Hood River rne It's a Cold Day When We Get Left. VOL. X. HOOD RIVER, OREGON, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1899. NO. 38. ; ('km'. From All Parts of the New World and the Old. OF INTEREST TO OUR READERS Comprehensive Review of the Import ant Happening of the Past Weak Culled From the Telegraph Columns : , i'ine buildings covering half n block in the heart of the businesss portion of Columbus, O., were destroyed by fire. .The transports,- Ohio and Senator, bearing the Twenty-second infantry to the Philippines have sailed from San Francisco. ' N , The second battalion of the Seven teenth infantry are en route to Manila via New York. They sailed from that port on the transport Sherman. , The largest combination of whisky and distilling interests yet attempted has been concluded in New York, un der the title of the Kentucky Distillers & Warehouse Company. Negotiations for the consolidation of tlje leading pottery interests have been concluded in New York by the forma tion of the Amer.can pottery compa nies, with a capitalization of $40,000, 000. - A snow-slide occurred on the C'ana . dian Pacific at Rogeis Pass, in the Sel kirk lange. The railroad roundhouse and other buildings were demolished. Nine persons are known to have been killed and two injured. Conttaota have been let for the erec tion of a large beet-sugar factory at Amers, a small town west of Omaha, on the Union Pacific The men who are furnishing the money to build the factory are Boston capitalists. The United States transport Grant, which left New York January 19, bav ing on board Major-Genera 1 Law ton, the Fourth infantry and a battalion of the Seventeenth infantry, bound for ' Manila, has arrived at Gibraltar. Steamer Rhynland, from Liverpool, for Philadelphia, went ashore four miles north of Penwick's island lifo ' saving station. A heavy snow-storm was prevailing at the time. There were 42 passengers and a orew of 79 on board, all of whom were rescued. There has been no further general fighting between the partisans of the rival chieftains in the Samoan islands, since the last advices except that a . party of Mataafa's followers was routed in the bush by Malietoans. It is ex pected, however, that fighting will be resumed, as Mataafa is arresting per sons who have been already fined and released. The work of pillage con tinues, among the Iioubbs looted being Vilirna, the home of the late Robert Louis Stevenson, the novelist. Iowa inineworkers are making an effort to have eight hours doolared a day's work. . Native troops are to be utilized in Cuba and American soldiers gradually withdrawn. A syndicate composed of American, Canadian, English and -French capital ists, is making an effort to secure con trol of all the railroads in Culm now building and in operation, and all to be constructed hereafter. The bishop of Havana has declared that Preotestant services cannot be held over the graves of the Maine victims in Columbus cemetery, as it is consecrated ground. Americans were preparing to deoorate the graves on the anniversary of the explosion. ' The Central Cable Company an nounces that the United States govern ment in the Philippines has modified the recent prohibition of telegrams in - cipher or code. Messages in secret lan guage may now be aocepted, subject to government onesorship. The senate committee on naval affairs has decided upon favorable re port on the bill providing for addi tional pay to laborers in navy-yardt who worked overtime during the emer gency of war with Spain. The amount required is about 1300,000, and about 6,000 men are involved. ' General Otis cables the war depart ment, giving the number of deaths in his command since January 7. The total is 19, many of ' om died of ' smallpox. The great ' number of deaths were of Kansas, Colorado, Cali fornia and Pennsylvania privates. In the list appear the names of Allen E. Carlyle, private, First Washington, January 16, typhoid; Earld A. Jeans, First Washington, January 26, ty phoid; Wistar Hawthorne, private, Seoond Oregon, diphtheria. Cuban General Gomez refuses to disband his army unless paid nearlv f60.000.000. He claims to have 40,000 men under arms, for which he asks pay for three years' service, at the same rate as given American soldiers. For his own services in the past he wants 111,000 a year, the same as paid an American lieutenant-general. He has about 200 brigadier-generals, who de mand pay at the rate of $5,500 annually for three years past, besides numerous other officers, whose pay aggregates 13,783,000. . LATER NEWS. A fish cannery combine has been formed on the Columbia rivei, with a capital of $2,000,000. General Count von Oaprivi, former ohanoellor ot the German empire, died at Siren, near Ciossen, Germany. The peace treaty was ratified by the senate by a majority of three votes over the required three-fourths. The treaty was ratified without amendment. Isaao Ofner, a grooeryraan, doing business ia. Portland, Or., was held up and robbed in his store about 8:30 in the evening by a lone highwayman. ' John M. Cometock, for 40 years chief of the customs division of the treasury department, died in Washing ton after an illness of several weeks. ' ' A monster petition to President Mc Kinley and the members of the joint high commission is being signed, ask ing their assistance in seeming the re peal of the alien exclusion act recently passed by the government of British Columbia, in which the Atlin mining district is located. Farmers of Connecticut, New : York, New Jersey. Ohio, Indiana, South Da kota, Wyoming, Iowa, Nebraska, Kan sas, Missouri, Kentucky, Texas, Arkan sas and California are forming state branches of the proposed new national farmer's party, and preparing to send representatives to the national execu tive committee's meeting, which is to be called shortly by the projectors of the new party. ' According to a recent dispatch,' 19 iron and steel sheet manufactories in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Kentuoky and Indiana, controlling an aggregate annual output of 818.000 tons of steel and iron sheets, are pre paring to consolidate. This action, it is added, is made necessary by the com bination tin-plate plants, and it is believed that the proposed consolida tion will eventually be absorbed by the tin-plate trust. . ' Local representatives at Tacoma ad mit that the street railway systems of that city are to be consolidated, with Eastern capitalists in control. A oom pany with $2,000,000 capital has been organized to operate all street-cars and furnish power to manufactories. A water-power plant will be constructed. Representatives of J. P. Morgan & Co., the Northern Pacific railway, Union Pacific and the O. It. & N., with local men, are interested in the deal. - The two highwaymen who for the past two months have been holding up citizens and stores and terrorizing all Portland are safely lodged in jail. One of them, Harry Traoy, was arrested by Deteotive Weiner, after a shooting affray that stopped a passenger train and rouBed a whole neighborhood. The other, Dave Merrill, fell into the hands of Detectives Cordano and Ford Sunday, and gave the information whioh led to the capture of his accomplice.- - Both are ex-convicts and des perate men. '."..; It IB believed that the battle at Ma nila will hasten the ratification of the treaty with Spain by congress. , Two soap trusts are being formed one at Chicago, with $100,000,000 cap ital, and one at Boston with $20,000, 000. San Francisco is to have a world's fair in 1901. It is to be known as the Pacifio Ocean and International Expo sition. Turkey is making military prepara tions in view of a possible Macedonian uprising. Bulgaria is also hastily or ganizing and arming troops. ' President McKinley has presented to Charles A. Schott, chief of the comput ing division of the United States coast and geodetic survey, the prize recently conferred upon him by the Academy of France. . : .' . Mrs. Cordelia Botkin, found guilty by a San Franoisco court of the murder of Mrs. John P. Dunning, has been sentenced to prison for life, the judge refusing a new trial. The case will be appealed. . The commission to investigate the conduct of the war is devoting all of its energies to closing tip Us report. The rough, draft is praotioally completed, and copies are being made of the docu ment, so far as it is ready. It ia said administration officials are urging the president to endeavor to en list the services of Aguinaldo in the settlement of the Philippine question, as he has the services of General Go mez in the pacification of Cuba. ; Lord Charles Beresford, the distin guished British naval officer and states man, will arrive in San Francisco on the Japanese steamer American Maru, due on February 11, and the. chamber of commerce is arranging for a public reception to the Englishman. The situation at the mining camp of Independence, 18 miles from Aspen, Colo., is critical in the extreme. Star vation stares the inhabitants of the town in the face. Provisions and fuel supplies are nearly exhausted. Wood that had been cut and piled for winter use lies buried under many feet of snow, and cannot be readied. Roads leading to Aspen, the only source of supply for Independence, are impassa ble. Snowshdes are so frequent be tween Aspen and Independence that it is almost suicidal to venture on the route. i 1 - Insurgents Defeated in Battle at Manila. THE FILIPINO LOS IS LARGE Twenty American Soldiers Killed, and 175 Wounded Enemy's Loss Bum Into the Thousands News of the - Battle Confirmed by General Otis. Manila, Feb 7. The long-expected rupture between the Americans and the Filipinos has come at last. The former are now engaged in" solving the Philip pine problem with the utmost expedi tion possible. . '--..- The clash oame at 8:40 yesterday evening, when three daring Filipinos darted past the Nebraska regiments at Santa Mesa, but retired when chal lenged. They repeated the experiment without drawing the sentries' fire, but at the third time Corporal Greeley challenged the Filipinos and then fired, killing one of them and wounding an other. Almost immediately afterward the Filipinos' line from Calocan to Santa Mesa commenced a : fusilade which was ineffectual. The Nebraska, Montana and North Dakota outposts replied vigorously, and held their ground nntil reinforcements arrived. The Filipinos in the meantime con centrated at three points, Calocan, Ga galangin and Santa Mesa. At about 1 o'clock the Filipinos opened a hot fire from all three places simultaneously. . This was supplement ed by the fire of the two seige guns at Balik-Balik and by advancing their skirmishers from Paoo and Pandacan. The Americans responded with a ter rifio fire, but owing to the darkness they were unable to determine its effect. The Utah light artillery finally suc ceeded in silencing the native battery. The Third artillery also did good work on the extreme left.. The engagement lasted over an hour. " v The United States cruiser Charleston ftnd the gunboat Concord, stationed off Malabon, opened fire from their second ary batteries on the Filipinos' position it Calocan and kept it up : vigorously. At 2:45 there was another fusilade along the entire line and the United States sea-going double-turreted. moni tor Monadnock opened fire on the ene my from off Malate." . "With daylight the Amerioans ad vanced. The California and Washing ton regiments' made a splendid charge and drove the Filipinos from the works at Paoo and Santa Mesa. The Nebraska regiment also distinguished itself, cap turing several prisoners and one How itzer, and a very strong position at the reservoir, which is connected with the waterworks. The Kansas and Dakota regiments oompelled the enemy's right flank to retire to Calocan. There was intermittent firing at va rious points all day long. The American losses are estimated at 20 men killed and 125 wounded. The Igo'rotes, armed with bows and arrows, made a determined stand in the face oft a hot artillery fire, and let many dead on the field. Several' attempts were made in this city yesterday evening to assassinate American officers. Confirmed by Otis. The following dispatch from Gen. Otis confirms the news of the fighting: "Manila, Feb. 7. To Adjutant-General, Washington, D.' C: Saturday the insurgents opened attack on Our outer lines at 8:45, repeated attack sev eral times during the night.. At 4 o'clock this morning entire force was engaged, and all attacks repulsed; at daybreak advanced against insurgents, and have driven them beyond lines they formerly occupied, capturing sev eral villages and their defense works; insurgents' loss in dead and wounded large; our own casualties thus far esti uated at 175, very few fatal." A dispatch to the London Post says: Many of the insurgents were driven into the Pasig river and drowned. Sev eral hundred were taken prisoners. I AFK. KMTI.TO AflTHW AT.TV. OREGON'S S0L0NS. Initiative and Referendum Passes the Senate Convicts-to Be Worked , . on Marion County Koads. Eight bills were passed in the Oregot senate last Wednesday and two wer iecommittted for amendment.' : .Four of the bills passed were to amend the charter of Lakeview, Can yon City, Seaside and Hilsboro. Looney's bill to provide for working state convicts on about 125 miles of Marion county roads, between state in stitutions, and appropriating $3,500 for superintendence and buying tools, passed by a vote of 127 to 7. ' The bill to make a person who vol untarily charges a crime against an other before a justice of peace or grand jury pay the costs in case the prosecu tion prove malicious or frivolous finally passed, as did a bill to prevent swine running at large in Sherman county, and a bill to reduce the salaries of Washington county officers. " In the House. '' The reconsideration of te Woodburn charter bill was the occasion for an other spirited forensic battle at the ses sion of the house Wednesday. , The bill, however, passed by a vote of 85 to 15; absent, 10. A motion to reopn sider the vote by whioh the bill was de feated January 27 passed unanimously. Other bills passed were: ' To amend the charter of Arlington; to incorporate Medford; to fix the compensation' of the assessor of Jackson county at $1,900 per annum in lien of per diem; to create a separate board of county com missioners for Clatsop county, . The following bills were introduced: To amend the charter of Medford; to incorporate. Enterprise; to repeal the act providing for the payment of street and sewer assessments in installments. -Initiative and Keferendnm. The resolution for an initiative and refcrndum amendment to-the constitu tion passed the senate last Thursday, having previously passed the house, and is ready for submission to the next legislature. The American Bar Association's codi fication of laws relating to negotiable paper passed both houses. The Curtis bill limiting the number and salaries of professors , in the state university passed the house after a sharp discus si on. Hill's pilotage bill, which passed the house a week ago, was reported by the senate committee on commerce and navigation with amendments striking out a large part of the bill and leaving it without direot bearing on bar pilot age and placing the appointment of pilot commissioners in the hands of the governor. The amendments were adopted, and the bill passed, 21 to 5. The only change in the present law is to make river pilotage not compulsory. In the senate Thursday a resolution to authorize the exchange of the old blind institute site for a block adjoin ing the present site of the blind insti tute, owned by J. H. Albert, wan the Bpecial order, and, after a vote carry ing the resolution was nearly complet ed, it was recommended on a state ment from Selling that he had just heard something about it that needed investigation. The following bills ,were passed: To constitute the county court a board of equalization for county assessment; to extirpate Russian and - Chinese thistles; to appropriate $4,000 for the Oregon Historical Society. In the House. The greater portion of the forenoon session of the house Thursday was given up to hearing reports of standing committees. In addition to this, two bills were passed and - eight new bills introduced. ; -y - The hills passed were those by Cur tis, amending the salmon-fishing laws passed at the special session . so a to conform with the regulations agreed upon by the joint fisheries committee, and by Myers, to apply to the military fund of the state all moneys that may be leoeived from the government for transportation and equipment of the Second Oregon volunteers. Other bills passed were: To require that all olaims against the state other than salaries and liabilities established by law, be incorporated into separate appropriation aots; to abolish the ex pensive practice of copying assessment rolls for. the state and to provide for transmission to the secretary of state summaries only; to provide for the re organization of the Btate militia; to re store to the military fund of the state $8,897.68 expended in the suppression of riots by the Btate militia at Astoria and Roseburg during 1896; authorizing the supreme court to employ clerical aid and appropriating $7,200 therefor; to codify the laws relating to negotia ble instruments; to prohibit false label ing of Oregon products, applying es pecially to salmon and Oregon fruits. - Reapportionment Bill Approved. - In the Oregon senate Friday, 'Sena tors Smith, of Baker, and Dufur pre sented explanations of their position with referenece to the reapportionment act, which was approved by the gover nor while they were speaking. Both opposed the double districting feature of the law. - The following bills were passed: To authorize county courts to permit oon- stiuction of logging roads along publio highways; to prevent the unauthorized ' use of trademarks. I DISTRICT ATTORNEY BILL, it Passed the Oregron House Almost - Unanimously. In the Oregon house Monday the dis trict attorney salary bill was passed, after Amendment by the judioiary com mittee, by almost a unanimous vote. The bill as passed fixes salaries as fol lows: First district, $3,000; seoond distriot, $4,000; third district, $5,500; fourth district, $7,600; fifth district, $4,000; sixth district, $3,000; seventh district, $3,000; eighth district, $3,500; ninth district, $3,000. Flagg's bill to require all executions to be held at the state prison and con ducted by .the superintendent of the penitentiary was the first defeated, re ceiving only 29 votes, but upon recon sideration of the vote and a speech by the author later in the day it'was passed by a vote of 86. : Blackaby's bill to empower county courts and olerks of school districts to sell property and bid in for taxes was passed by 48 votes. Other bills passed were: ' To limit appeals to the supreme court in money actions to amounts involving $200 or more, and to give street railway com panies the right of eminent domain; to amend the code' relative to new trials so as to nullify the plea of former jeop ardy and to require street railway com panies to provide cars with vestibules from Ootobei 1 to April 1; to prohibit the adulteration of candy; to require the Oregon Railroad & Navigation Company to fence its tracks between Portland and Huntington; to prohibit persons from running push cars or handcars on railroad traoks without the consent of the railway officials; to appropriate $15,000 for budging the south fork of the Nehalem river. This bill came up on a reconsideration ' of the vote by which it was defeated Feb ruary 2, when it received only 80 fotes. The motion to reconsider carried by 82 votes and then the bill was passed by a vote of 33. Grace's bill to extend the time in whioh a laborer's lien may be filed from 80 to 60 days - and. contractors' from 60 to 90 days was defeated, as was also Stillman's bill to repeal sec tion 1890 of the code, providing for the observance of Sunday. At the night session . the following bills were passed: To regulate travel over county bridges; to repeal the act of 1891 prohibiting driving or herding livestock along public highways; to fix the salaries of county treasurers so as to increase, the salary of the Tillamook county treasurer from $250 to $550; to fix the salary of the sheriff of Lincoln county at $1,800 and salary of clerk of county court at $1,250; to require the signatures of householders to petitions for saloon licenses instead of the sig natures of legal votes as under the present law; to prohibit the sale of li quor in private boxes or booths( of res taurants; to amend the liquor laws so as to require a license foi the sale of any quantity, whether more than a gallon or less. . - . Moody's bill to regulate the practice of horseshoeing in-counties of 50,000 population and over and creating a board of examiners to be appointed by the governor was snowed under by 80 negative votes as against . only 22 affirmative. The Oregon senate Monday passed unanimously Joseph i's bi!l to make the coat of the maintenance of insane per sons chargeable against their estates in certain cases, and to provide for the transportation of insane patients to the asylum in charge of trained nurses from the asylum. - '',;' Other bills passed were as follows: Charter of Dalles City (The Dalles); to amend the charter of the town of Du fur, to amend the law relating . to ten ancy in common, and abolishing ; joint tenancy; by request, to give preference to honorably discharged soldiers and sailor 8 in all public employment; to amend the law so as to make records of official court reporters piima facie evi dence, and to authorize the settling and signing of bills , of exceptions by successors of the trial judge; to require Multnomah county to take the city of Portland's lease of the steel bridge; to amend the charter of Lebanon. INCREASED APPROPRIATIONS. The Washington Legislature Favoring; the Normal Schools. The Washington house appropria tion committee has increased the Cheney normal school appropriation from $25,000 to $31,000, and Ellens burg from $25,000 to $45,000. ., .- In the house Monday bills introduced were: For the publication of notices by posting in counties of from the 10th to the 29th class; for the relief of Mrs. J. H. Stahl; relating to the sufficiency and justification of bail on bonds; amending the constitution by permit ting women to vote on a constitutional amendment, granting suffrage to wo men; relating to dyke districts. ' ' . During the afternoon session' of the house Mr. Englebert oociipiod the chair. Speaker Guie received a tele phone message announcing that the Paris treaty had been ratified by the United States senate. The announce ment was greeted with hearty applause by the house. : " Delayed by Trains. Only 21 out of 84 senators were pres ent when the senate convened Monday. Senator Wooding is sick with grip at Seattle, and all of the east-of-the-mountain senators were detained by trains being late. . B! fl illff I THREE The Paris Treaty Ratified by - the Senate. . AMENDMENT WAS VOTED DOWN A Spirited Debate Preceded the Vole, Which Was Taken at :10 in the Afternoon K fleet of Filipino Revolt. - Washington, Feb. 8. Betore the senate convened today the leaders on both sides manifested great -anxiety, and all seemed to be very much in doubt as to the final result, ratification or rejection seeming to depend upon several doubtful votes. It was known Saturday that the treaty could muster, but 58 votes. Leaders of the opposi tion to the treaty were standing as firm as ever.' After the senate-went into executive session it was reported that McLaurin and McEneiy had come over for the treaty, giving the necessary two-thirds. At the conclusion .of the discussion on the subject, Davis moved an execu tive session, and at 2:15 P. M.' the sen ato went into executive session foi final consideration of the peace treaty. McEnery offered a resolution declar ing that by ratification of the treaty it is not intended to make citizens of the inhabitants of the Philippines nor to annex the islands permanently, but to bold them until the islands are pre pared for self-government. .. At 3:05 the bells rung for a vote on the amendment to the treaty. -.The ' amendment was to make the Philippine article of the treaty like that relating to Cuba. : The amendment was defeat ed, and the vote was then taken on the treaty.' The vote in detail follows: Yeas Aldrish, Allen, Allison, Baker, Burrows, Butler, Carter, Chandler, Clark, Clay, Cullom, Davis, Deboe, Elkins, Fairbanks, Faulkner, Frve, Gallinger, Gear, Gray, Hanna, Hans borough, Harris, Hawley, Jones (Nev ada), Kenny, Kyle, Lindsay, Lodge, McBride, McEnery, McLaurin, McMil lin, Mantle, Mason, Morgan, Nelson, Penrose, Perkins. Pettus, Piatt (Con necticut). Piatt (New York), Pritchard, Quay, Ross, Sewell, Shoup, Simon, Spooner, Stewart, Sullivan, Teller, Thurston, Warren, " Wellington, Wol cott57. -.. Nays Baoon, Bate, Berry, Caffery, Chilton, Cockrell, Daniel, Gorman, Hale, Heitfelt, Hoar, Jones (Arkansas), Mallory, Martin, Mills, Mitchell, Money, Murphy, : Pasco, Pettigrew, Rawlins, Roach, Smith, Tillman, Tur ley, Turner, Vest 27. Absent, paired, Cannon and Wilson for, with White against, and Proctor and Wet more for, with Turpie against. THE NATION'S - DEAD. List of the Killed in the Manila Kn .... g-agement. ; Manila, Feb. 8. The casualties of Saturday night and Sunday were as follows: Fourteenth infantry, Cor porals B. Soden and Henry F. Thomp son, Privates Jesse A. Hale, Maurice L. Seem an, Louis V. Dietz, James Harveymight, ' Charles W. Douglas, Frank H. Issinghausen, Charles A. Seitz, Alphonso Bonner and Peter N. Storment, killed. ' ; Sixth artillery Private W. A. Good man. . - v ; First Idaho Major Ed McConville, Corporal Frank B. Calwerel, Private James Fraser. First California Privates J. J. De-. war, Tom Bryan and Joseph Maher. First Washington Corporal George W. . McQowan, Privates Ralph Sim monds, George B. Reichart, Frank Smith, . Mattias Cherry, Sherman Harding, Edward H. Perry, Walter N. Hanson and Arnold H. Moyckel. First South Dakota Privates Hor ace J. McCraken, killed; Fred E. Green, killed; William Z. Lewis, killed.'" ; ' -." First Montana Corporal Hayes," missing, probably killed; Private John Soroqson, head wounded, probably fatal. ; ; First Colorado Ed. White, missing, supposed to be drowned; , Elmer . F. Doran, killed. , Died ot wounds: ' Lieutenant James W. Mitchell, Fourteenth infantry; Private George W. Ball, First Idaho; Colonel William C. Smith, First Ten nessee, died of appoplexy at the head of his command on the firing line. - "" ' ' - OTIS. ' ENEMY'S ENORMOUS LOSS. Two Thousand Dead and 3,800 Wound ed at Manila. Manila, Feb. 8. Careful estimates places the Filipino losses up to date at 2.000 dead; 3,500 wounded and 5,000 taken prisoners. "'' The Yakima Volunteers.' Tacoma, Wash., Feb. 8. A North . akima special to the Ledger says: Three of the Yakima boys are among the slain at Manila: Matt Cherry is the son of a well-known farmer of Se lah alley. George Reichart is of a y German family located on Nob Hi,U- and the third is not known locally..? probably was enlisted in Tap' Frank Smith was of company? Walla Walla. ' f -t v.