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" It's a Cold Day When We Get Left. .
VOL. X. J HOOD RIVER, OREGON, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1899. . NO. 39".
I NEWS Of 1 WEEK
From All Parts of the New
World and the Old..
OF INTEREST TO OUR READERS
Comprehensive Review of the Import
ant Happenings of the Pant Week
Culled From the Telegraph Columni.
There seems to be an idea in Parta
that Japan will make trouble for the
United States by surreptitiously aiding
Many of the recently disbanded Cali
fornia volunteers are enlisting in the
regular array, being desirous of going
to the Philippines. - - -,
The controller of the currency has is
sued a call for reports of the condition
of all national banks at the close of
business February 4.
It is reported that theexceutive com
mittee of the Cuban assembly willl orII
Gomez to aocouut for accepting the
. proposition from this government rela
tive to disbanding the Cuban army.
A freight train on the O. R. & N.
was wrecked near Corbett, Or., by
running into a landslide. The fire
man and a tramp were injured.
Fifteen cars were piled up in a heap.
Duke d'Arcos, formerly Spanish
minister to Mexico is likely to be legis
lated by the Madrid government as its
minister to Washington to exchange
the ratifications of the treaty of .peace.
Wolff & Zwicker, the Portland ship
builders, propose . to build a floating
dry-dook capable of raising a 6, 000-ton
vessel, providing the state of Oregon
or the city of Portland will guarantee
bonds to the amount of $ 250,000.
It is reported from Washington that
the war investigating committee will
severely criticise General Miles on his
conduct during the late war with Spain.
The committee will report that Miles'
statement about chemically prepared
beef is not sustained by any evidence
before the committee. -
Four happy Dawsonitea passed
through Skagway recently with a can
. vas sack of Yukon gold that weighed
100 pounds dead weight, and which
came from French gulch diggings on
Eldorado creek.; They are all Canadian
citizens and first came to Alaska dur
ing the popular Klondike rush of De
The steamer : Moana Loa, which has
arrived at San Franoisco, brings infor
mation from Honolulu that it lias been
- definitely determined that the wreck
on the Kahala coast was the four-masted
steamer Nomad," Captain McAllep,
whioh sailed from Shanghai for Puget
sound in ballast 10 months ago. The
vessel was a new one, and belonged to
. Hall Bros., of San Francisco. Captain
.McAllep was accompanied on the trip
by his wife, daughter and three sons.
All are undoubtedly lost. ';
The battleship Iowa has arrived at
San Francisco. It is expected she will
be sent to Manila with supplies for
The American losses in killed and
wounded in the recent battle at Ma
nila, is officially given at' 250, and the
losses of the insurgents at 4,000.
Gen. Gomez will arrive in Havana
in a few days, where he will meet Sen
ator Proctor, and aid in carrying out
his promise to disband the Cuban
In the New York assembly a resolu
tion urging the unseating of Congressman-elect
Roberts, because of his iden
tification with polygamy, was adopted
by a viva voce vote.
The government forces defeated and
captured the Colorados, who recently
revolted against Senor Cuestes", the
provisional president of Uruguay.
Tranquility is now restored.
Agono'.lto, the representative of the
so-called Filipino governmeut, and who
left-tllis country for Canada, upon hear
ing of the outbreak at Manila is being
o!oaely watched by Beoret service de
tectives. Agonoillo ; was in Montreal
at last reports. "-
Mrs.Botkin'a attorneys have given
notice of an appeal from the conviction
and sentence of lile imprisonment re
cently passed upon her. Judge Carroll
Cook allowed 10 days' stay of execu
tion, and 20 days in which to prepare
a bill of exceptions.
President McKinley has pronounced
sentence on Gen. Eagan, recently tried
by court-martial. The sentence was
dismissal from the army, but the presi
dent commuted this to suspension for
six years, which oovers the time prior
to Eagan's retirement in 1905. .
The steamers Justin and .Celtic, now
at Mare island, are being overhauled,
and in a few days will be ready to sail
for the Philippines, following the sup
ply vessel Centennial, which left on
the 6th. The Justin will cany ooal
(or the fleet and the Celtic frozen meat.
Bear Admiral Dewey has captured
another schooner from Hong Kong load
Bd with arms and ammunition intended
for the insurgents in the Philippines.
It is reported that the German consul
at Hong Kong was concerned in the
procuring and dispatch of the arms to
Gen. Brooke cables from Havana an
nounoing the death of Captain Oliver
Pezry Smith, oommissary, from aoute
en Graves, Alexander Clark and
Will Johnson, Collins county farmers,
were frozen to death Saturday night
near Dallas Tex. .
The senate has passed a bill creating
the office of admiral of " the navy.
Rear-Admiral Dewey, it is understood,
will be named for the position.
On Monday an ocean liner in dis
tress was sighted off : Dread ledge, in
Swarupscott bay, Mass. The life-saving
crew could not reach her on ac
count of the ice. -; -
The outbreak at Manila has enliven
ed business at the Un'ted States re
cruiting office in Portland. Nineteen
more men mustered out of the Eighth
California were enlisted last week.
The senate has confirmed the nomi
nation of C. J. Bell, assistant secre
tary of the treasury, and that of Lieutenant-Colonel
F. M. Coxe, : to be as
sistant paymaster-general of the army.
The army and navy captured Ho Ho,
the 'second oity of importance in the
Philippines Saturday, - without the
loss of ah American Boldier. The Pet
rel and Baltimore shelled the city,
which forced the insurgents to evacu
ate. , ' : ''
Otis wires the war department a list
of deaths in his oommand since Febru
ary 4, not including those of men killed
in action. They number nine. Among
the names appear those of Private Dan
iel Kyger and W. Chopwood, First
Washington, and Michael P. Crowley,
Second Oregon. -.,
. Speaker Reed was not at the capitol
Monday, and sunt word he thought it
advisable to adjourn on account of the
storm. Less than a hundred membeis
were present, and those who braved
the storm refused to adjourn, and went
on with consideration of the sundry
civil appropriation bill.
i There is reported a serious hitch in
the work of the Anglo-Amerioan com
mission. The obstacle is said to be a
demrfnd made by the Canadian com
mission for the cession of the town of
Skagway, Alaska. The American com
missioners have definitely refused to
ceded that gateway to the Yukon.
Terrible blizzards swept over the
South, East and Middle West Sunday
and Monday. The winds went so high
on the Atlantic seaboard that ocean
steamships were storm-bound in the
harbors. Nine big Atlantis liners due
at New York . Saturday had not put in
their - appearance Monday. Intense
oold accompanied the storm and muoh
Buffering is reported. The cold wave
extends from the Atlantio to Western
The Spanish government has decided
not to sell the Caroline islands.
The secretary of war has given orders
for the mustering out of the Third regi
ment of immunes, now stationed at
Santiago and vicinity. . -
c The fortifications appropriation bill,
as it will be recommended by the com
mittee, can ies $4,744,798, as against
estimates of $12,151,198.
It is said the administration will
uphold : Chief Justice Chambers, at
Apia, in his selection of Malietoa Tan
us as king of the Samoan islands. .
The secretary of war. reports that
sickness in some of the American regi
ments in the Philippines is high as 17
per cent, but the average is about 10
The teport of the war investigating
commission is in the hands of the pres
ident, and the commission is dissolved.
During the investigation 500 witnesses
were examined. '
'. Many acoounts of deaths from freez
ing are reported from the East. At
Bloomington, lnd., J. W. Hinkle, who
bus served several terms as sheriff, was
frozen to death while going to his
home. Near Dayton, O., Martin Duffin
ger suffered a like fate while feeding
bis hogs. , , . ' ':
The Filipino junta at Hong Kong
has issued a statement in whioh it is
claimed that the American soldiers
precipitated the recent battle at Ma
nila, and that the bombardment of the
towns of Malate, Paco, Santa Ana and
Malabon caused the slaughter of 4,000
women and children.
A contract has been let for two 12,-
000-ton steamships for the Pacific Mail
steamship Co. They will be the larg
est so far built at an American ship
yard, their dimensions being greater
than those of the Amenoan liners St.
Louis and St. Paul. They are to ply
between San Fiancisco and China.
The supreme military court, ' of
Spain, which has had under considera
tion the loss of the Spanish squadron
at Santiago de Cuba on July 8 last, has
decided to prosecute, in connection
with the disaster, Admiral Cervera and
Commandant Emilio Diaz de Moreu,
ex-captain of the destroyed cruiser
Chinese rebels are raiding Christian
churches and driving out missionaries.
At Chang Yang and Liechuan the Ro
man Catholic chapels have been burned
and the houses of the native church
members have been destroyed. Several
hundred children under the care of the
Roman Catholics, are said to have
been drowned by the raiders near
The BUI to Fix Interest on Loan From
School Fund Recommitted Th
State Fair Appropriation.
In the Oregon senate Wednesday the
TOte was reconsidered by which the bill
to reduce interest on loans from the
state school fund was passed Tuesday
in order that the rate might be fixed
absolutely at 6 per cent, the bill as
passed authorizing 8 per cent if it could
be obtained. It was deemed an objec
tion to leave the matter open to pos
sible brokerage arrangements. The
bill was recommitted for amendment.
Dufui's bill to extend the privileges
of the Soldeirs' Home to the wives and
widows of old soldiers was lost, receive
ing only six votes.
The following bills were passed: To
reduce the salary of the Wasco county
judge to $800 and that of the treasurer
to $600; to do away with the necessity
of personal service or posting notice in
case of attachment of .real property; to
create the office of recorder of convey
ances for Polk county at a salary of
$1,000 per year; to provide the man
ner of releasing sureties who may be
come dissatisfied with their risk; to
provide that surety companies may sign
bonds; to cure defects in certain deeds
and judicial sales; to amend the law
so as to retsrict credits to the sheriff
on the tax list charged against him.
State Fair Appropriation Knocked Out.
The ."Wednesday forenoon session of
the house was devoted largely to reports
of committees and first reading of bills.
Twenty-seven committees made reports
and 58 bills were reported on.
The principal business to occupy the
time of the house in the afternoon was
the consideration of the general appro
priation bill. The house went into
committee of the whole and the various
items were taken up one at a time.
The most important item knocked out
was the state fair appropriation, by a
vote of 29 to 20.
Other bills passed were: To pro
hibit the manufacture and sale of adul
terated commercial ' fertilizers; to
authorize county courts to levy a spe
oial tax of 10 mills and a road poll tax
of $2 for the road fund; to prohibit the
sale of deer and deer hides from August
1 to Deoember 1; to give laborers in
mines and supply agents furnishing
supplies a lien on mining property for
claims; to change the time of court
terms in the second-district; to fix sal
aries of county judges and to place the
clerk of the supreme court upon a sal
ary of $8,000 and give him two depu
ties at $75 and $50 per month respec
tively. . .. . .
In , the Oregon senate Thursday,
Harmon's registration' bill was passed
by unanimous vote. The merits of
the bill were discussed at length on
Mitchell's motion to recommit whioh
finally received only his own vote. : In
debate the expressions were generally
unfavorable to the Hill bill, which
passed the house a few days ago by a
decisive vote. "
: The pure food bill passed the senate
by a unanimous vote. : There was no
objection to the main feature of the
bill, but a slight : amendment was
made so as to exempt from making an
nual reports persons selling less than
25 pounds of butter weekly; specifying
the number and the pay of employes
ol the legislature, including committee
clerks, was passed without discussion,
only six voting against it.
Other bills passed were - to incor
porate Eugene, Carleton, Burns, Prine
ville and Canby, the two last named
being house bills.
: ' Daly School Law,'
. Two important measures came -before
the Oregon senate Friday,' and neither
reached a vote. Amendments to the
Daly school law were discussed for half
an hour, and the matter being difficult
to understand, in its present form, the
entire bill was ordered printed again
The bill to encourage the use of wide
tire wagons on public roads was passed.
The bill to repeal the section appropri
ating $5,000 for the state fair was dis
cussed half an hour and then made a
special order for Wednesday morning.
The pure linseed-oil bill was lost, 13 to
11; the bill providing for the Torrens
system of registering land titles passed
with only three negative votes; the bill
for an irreducible school fund in Doug
las oounty passed without question;
the bill to reduce the salaries of the
county clerk, olerk of ' the circuit court
and reooider in Multnomah county from
$3,500 to $2,500 each was passed.
New bills were introduced as fol
lows: To authorize the state school
land board to contract loans now out at
6 per oent interest for the future; to
provide for the appointment of three
supreme court commissioners. '
The vote by which Stanley's bill to
regulate the practice of dentistry in
Oregon was defeated Thursday, was re
consideied in the house Friday, and
the bill passed by a vote of 84. '
Two other ': important bills were
passed. One is an ' amendment to the
mining laws to facilitate the building
of ditches and canals, of special inter
est to mining seotions, and the other is
a bill to withdraw oertain school lands
from public sale and reduce the inter
est on loans of school funds in con
formity with recommendations of the
governor a recent message to both
houses of legislature.
THE DALY TEXT-BOOK BILL.
It TV a i , Temporarily Defeated In the
In the Oregon house Monday the
Daly bill ; for a text-book commission
failed by three votes to pass, but a mo
tion for reconsideration was cariied
by a decisive majority.
The greater part of the . day was
taken up in discussion of the bill.
The anti-crimping bill, which was
referred to the Multnomah delegation
last week, was reported back to the
house and referred to the committee on
The afternoon session W98 given up
to the consideration of charter bills,
the following being passed: Michel),
Dalles City and Moro; Kelly,' Browns
ville 'and Lebanon; ' Smith,- Burns;
Howe, Carlton;' Proebstel, Weston;
Dufur, Dufur; Fordney, Enterprise.
Gray secured the passage of a resolu
tion authorizing the secretary of state
to give each member and officer of the
house a copy of the session laws of
1893, and a histoiy of the ei.r'y Indian
wars. " ''. '- -
- The following bills were passed: To
protect salmon in Alsea bay and its
tributaries; to create the office of clerk
of the justice court in cities of 50,000
population or over; to authorize Mult
nomah oounty to lease the upper deck
of the Oregon Railroad & Navigation
Company's bridge; to provide for the
sale of tidelands; revision of the laws
relating to negotiable instruments; to
protect salmon in Rogue river; to reor
ganize the state board of horticulture;
to protect salmon in Curry county; to
piovide for the oreation of park com
missions in cities of 3,000 population
or over; to require county clerks to ad
minister oaths without charge in pen
sion matters. . -.-. '
; Kuykendall's bills to provide for
county elections and upon the running
at large of stock, and Cameron's bill to
prohibit the running at large of certain
animals, were defeated. - .
. The bouse concurred in the senate
amendments to the Curtis fish hatch
ery bill, reducing the amount of the
appropriation from $25,000 to $15,000.
In the Senate.'
In the Orgon senate Monday the bill
to provide for the reclamation of arid
lands under the Carey act of congress
was passed by a vote of 21 . to 8, after
being amended so as to prohibit any
one party from taking moie than 150,
000 acres. - ;
"-The senate committee reported a
substitute for Hawson's house bill for
artesian wells, the substitute appropri
ating $2,000 for an experiment in the
county whioh. will offer , the greatest
money inducement, instead of $43,
000, as provided in the original bill. .;
Stillraan's bill to withdraw sohool
lands from sale and place interest on
school-fund loans at 6 per cent, passed
with only two opposing votes.
The sugar-beet bounty bill was re
committed to the judiciary committee
for amendments, and the bill ' to regu
late build'ng and loan associations was
indefinitely postponed, because another
bill covered the same ground.
The bill to appropriate $25,000 for
salmon hatcheries passed by a vote of
17 to 11.
THE CAPITAL BILL DOOMED.
Not Enough Totes to Fass ,It Over the
"V - Governor's Veto.
In the Washington legislature Mon
day it developed that it would be im
possible to muster enough votes to
pass the capitol building bill over the
governor's veto. . '.;
The senate was in session but 15
minutes in the morning and adjourned.
A resolution was adopted, expressing
sympathy for the parents of Sergeant
Miles E. Kyger and Daniel T. Kyger,
jr., of Walla Walla, members of com
pany I, j Washington volunteers, who
died recently at Manila. -
-: Bills introduced were: Creating a
state board of tax commissioners, con
sisting of the auditor, secretary of state
and land commissioner, to assess rail
road property for taxation; providing
that $3 worth of poison ; be furnished
by the oounty to each farmer to kill
ground squirrels. ; ;;;
f - : .. In the House, v. .
- The Washington house held sessions
both morning and afternoon. ' At the
morning session bills, intioduced were:
Releasing personal property from cus
tody, pending appeal; prohibiting the
taxing of attorney fees as costs; pro
viding for the county licensing of ped
dlers; providing for the appointment
of a hop inspector; relating to state
school taxes; exempting from taxation
property of religions, . charitable and
educational institutions; prescribing
the powers and duties of wreokmas
ters; relating to the disqualification of
judges', providing for the foreclosure
of chattel mortgages without suit; pro
viding for the appointment of an ex
officio surveyor-general and deputies;
relating to assessments for local im
provements. The bill empowering colleges to issue
normal diplomas was indefinitely post
poned after a long debate.
At the afternoon session nine laid
over, nine read a second time, and four
sent back to committees. 5
Bills introduced were: Regulating
fishing industry; making state fish
commissioner-ex-officio game warden.
Bills passed weie: Giving cities
power to define and punish vagrancy;
relating to the method - of decreasing
the capital stock of corporations; com
pelling railroads to fence rights of way,
MILLER CAPTURES ILO 110
The American Forces Struck
the Blow Saturday.
NOT AN AMERICAN WAS LOST
The Petrel and the Baltimore Bom
barded the Town, Which Caused
the Insurgents to Evacuate.
Manila, Feb. 15. The United States
gunboat Petrel arrived late last even
ing with dispatches from Brigadier
General M. P. Miller to Major-General
Otis, announcing that Ilo Ito had been
taken by the combined miltary and
naval forces Saturday morning.
: General Miller, on receipt of his in
structiohs from Manila, sent native
commissioners ashore from the United
States transport St. Paul, with a com
munication for the rebel governor of
Ilo llo, calling upon him to surrender
within a time stated, and warned him
not to make a demonstration in the in
terval. '-. ' -
The rebels immediately moved their
guns and prepared to defend their po
sition. - Thereupon the Petrel fired two
warning guns, and the rebels immedi
ately opened fire upon her. . ....
The Petrel and the Baltimore then
bombarded the town, which the rebels,
having set on fire, immediately evaou
ated. The American troops were
promptly landed and extinguished the
fires in all cases of foreign property,
but not before considerable damage was
done. .. ""-.,.' " :
It is believed the enemy's loss dur
ing the bombardment was heavy, but
uo American casualties are reported. .
'-" The Official Beport. V
Washington, Feb. 15. Shortly be
fore midnight, Adjutant-General Cor
bin made publio the following dispatch
from Major-General Otis, reporting the
capture of the town of llo llo by the
American forces under General Miller,
on the 11th inst.: .-..''
"Manila, Feb. 16. General Miller
reports from Ilo Ilo that the town was
taken on the 11th inst. and held by
troops. Insurgents were given until
the evening of the 18th to surrender,
but their hostile actions brought on tha
engagement during tha morning. In
surgents fired the native portion of the
town. But little losses to the property
of the foreign inabitants. No casual
ties among the troops.", - .
A dispatch also came from Admiral
Dewey telling of the capture of the
city. It was a brief recital of the facts
of the case, but it is said contained sub
stantially the same information as that
sent by General Otis. It was sent to
the navy department, and is expected
to be made public in the morning.
GREAT STORM IN THE EAST.
It Extends From the Atlantio to West
. era Texas. ,
New York, Feb. 15. The fearful
storm which prevailed all day yester
day and last night has increased in vio
lence, and, together, with the snow,
which has drifted in many places, has
almost paralyzed traffic. Trains on all
the steam railroads have been delayed
for five hours by the storm. Nine At
lantic liners due at this port Saturday
have not put in an appearance. : ' '
Freight steamers, the voyages of
which are growing uncomfortably long,
are the Eastern Prince, 24 days out
from Sbie'ds; Deike Reikmers, 25 days
out from Havre; Salerno, 26 days out
from Newcastle, England, and the
Catania, 18 days out from St. Michaels.
The' Almida, ' 55 days out from
Shields, has been about given up as
lost with all on board. ; ' v
There is no doubt that a large fleet
of steamers has arrived in the vioinity
of Sandy Hook, and is waiting outside
for the blizzard to pass.
;- Four lives Lost.
Marlboro, Mass., Feb. 15. A po
liceman who went to a small house in
the rear of ashoe factory tonight to
investigate a fire found the house full
of gmoke, and in a room off the kitchen
four persons lying on a mattress, which
had been placed on the floor, all dead,
and in the kitchen . three other : per
sons in a state of insensibility. . '
- V In the Sonth.
Atlanta, Ga., Feb. 15. The South
is today enveloped in a storm of un
usual severity.' From the Gulf north
ward, and from the Atlantio coast to
the western boundary of Texas, a cold
wave has settled heavily on the coun
try, and produced the lowest tempera
ture ever known.
Fifty Below in Manitoba. '
Waoliinnlnn Vah IK Tk. maatham
bureau today issued a special bulletin.
It shows that 60 degrees below zero ,
was recorded at Minnedosa, Manitoba.
The outlook is there will be a marked
though gradual rise in the temperature
east of the Rocky mountains after to
day. ' - ' .'-:-- '-'.-'..
Discredit the Andree Story. ,
' London, Feb. 15. According to a dis
patch to the Standard from Stockholm,
Nansen and Nordensjold, the explorers,
refuse to oredit the story from Krasno
yarsk of the finding, in the province ol
Yeniseisk, of the bodies of three men, I
supposed to be of Andree and his. cow- !
panions. 1 - (
ATTACK ON CALOCAN.
own Reduced by Combined Assault of
Manila, Feb. 13. The American
forces at 3:10 this afternoon made a
combined attack upon Colocan and re
duced it in short order. At a signal
from the tower of the de la Lome
church (United States signal' station),
the double-turreted monitor Mouadnock
opened fire from the bay with the big
guns of her fore turret on the earth
works, with great effect. Soon after
ward the battery bombarded the place
from another position.
; The rebels reserved their fire until
the bombardment ceased, when they
fired volleys of musketry as the Mon
tana regiment advanced on the jungle.
The Kansas regiment, on the ex
treme left, witli the artillery deploying
to the right, charged ao'foea the open
and carried the earthworks, cheering
under a heavy fire. , Supported by the
artillery at the churoh, the troops fur
ther advanced, driving the enemy,
fighting every foot, right into the town
line, and penetrated to the presidency
and lowered the Filipino flag at 5:80
P. M. ,
The enemy's sharpshooters in the
jungle on the right fired at long range
on the Pennsylvania regiment, but the
rebels were soon silenced by sharpnel
shells and the Pennsylvania remained
in the trenches:' As the Americans
advanced they burned ' the :' native
houses. !. The rebels were mowed down
like grass, but the American 'losses
were slight. ' -
Frightened Filipino Envoys.
San ' Francisco, Feb. 13. On the
steamer from ; Yokohama today came .
"General" E. Riego de Dios and Senor
M. Rivera, who are Aguinaldo's special
commissoners to Washington. They
were very much disturbed when told of
the latest developments in the Philip
pines. , -
England Wants Warships.
Lima, Peru, via Galveston, Tex.,
Feb. 18. Great Britain, it is reported
here today, has offered to purchase the
Chilian and Argentine warships. Senor
Carlos Walker Martinez, minister of
the interior, has demanded of the Bo
livian minister, Dr. Emeterie Cano, a
guarantee of the immunity of the lives
and property of the Chilians in Bolivia
during the hostilities between Presi
dent Alonzo of Bolivia and the federal
ists, or insurgents. : - -
MUST HAVE A CABLE.,
President McKlnley'8 Message to Con
, Kr" Urges Action at This Session.
Washington, Feb. ' 13. The presi
dent's message on the Pacific cable,
transmitted to congress today, ia as fol
lows: , ,r y. V--. v''-V-
"Aa a consequence of the ratification
of the treaty of Paris . by the senate of
the United States, and its expected
ratifiction by the Spanish government,
the United States will come into pos
session of the Philippine islands, on
the farther shores of the Pacific, the
Hawaiian islands and Guam being
United States territory, and forming
convenient stopping places on , the way
across the sea, and the necessity for
speedy cable communication between
the United States and all the Philip
pine islands has become imperative.
Suoh communication should be eetab- :
lished in such a way as to be wholly
under the control of the United States,
Whether in time of peace or war. At
present, the Philippines can be reached
only by cables which pass through
many foreign countries, and the Ha
waiian island and Guam can only be
communioated with . by steamers, in
volving delays in each instance of at
least a week. The present conditions
should not be allowed to continue for a
moment longer than is absolutely necessary.--
The time has arrived when a
cable in the Pacific must extend as far
as Manila, touching at the Hawaiian
islands and Guam on the way. . , - '
"Under those circumstances, it be-
comes a paramount neoessity that meas
ures should be taken before the close of
the present congress to provide such
means as may seem suitable for the es
tablishment of a cable system. I reo
unamend the whole subjeot to the care
ful consideration of congress, and to
luuh prompt action as may seem ad
visable. IN BLEAK SIBERIA.
Bodies of Andree and Farty Probably
Found Discovered by Natives.
Krasnoyarsk, Sibeiia, Feb. 13. A
gold mine owner named Monastyrscbin
has reoeived a letter saying that a tribe
of Turgusos, inhabiting the Timir pen
insula. North Siberia, recently in
formed the Russian police chief of the
district that on January 7 last, between
Komo and Pit, in the province of Yen
iseisk, they found a cabin constructed
of cloth and cordage, apparently be
longing to a balloon. Close by were
the bodies of three men, the head of
one badly crushed. . Around them" were
a number of instruments, the uses of
whioh were not ; understood ; by the
. The police chief has started for the
spot to investigate, and it is believed
that the bodies are those of the aero
naut Herr Andree and his companions.
Missouri Fruit Crops Killed. ,
Nevada, Me., Feb. 13. The peace
and aprioot crops of Vernon and Cedar
counties are reported killed today. The
loss is estimated at more than $100,
000. The weather is the coldest known
here in 80 years.