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It's a Cold Day When We Get Left.
HOOD RIVER, OREGON, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1899.
.t,s of the New
arid the Old. '
OF INTEREST TO OUR READERS
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Comprehensive Review of the Import
ant Happenings of the Vast Week
Culled From the Telegraph Columns.
The graves of Jim Maine victims at
Havana were decorated with flowers
on the 15th, the anniversary of the ex
plosion. A British syndicate has obtained a
concession from China to huiM a rail
road from ilankati to Canton, along
the coast. '
Coir""Miller, who -captured Ilo Ilo
without the loss of a man in his com
mand, has been promoted to be brigadier-general
by the president.
The Cunard liner Etruria and the
cruiser .Marblehead narrowly averted a
collision i during a blinding sleet and
snow storm nbo.ut.70 miles oh Sandy
Hook Monday morning. ''
Representative Stal lings, ". :of Ala
bama, has introduced in the house a
bill to authorize- the president to ap
point General Wheeler u major-general
in the regular army. -
Terrific weather is prevailing" on
the coast of Jamaica. " The winds are
high and the sea is encroaching on the
land.! - Coasting vessels have - been
wrecked, and several hundred acres of
bananas swept away.
Naval ordnance officers in Washing
ton are elated over the remarkable re
sults secured with the new smokelesa
navy powder for largo caliber guns in a
test at tho v Indian Head proving
grounds on the Potomac. -..
State- Entomologist Scott; of Georgia,
says the peach crop has been utterly
destroyed,, and in all probability the
gorwera' will bo so discouraged that
they will abandon the business. Last
year's crop was valued at .$1,000,000.
Ex-Consul Duckert, of BelTgum, has
been commissioned to make a tour of
China in the interests of Belg.an manu
facturers at a salary of. $29,000 a year.
The idea of the tour . emanated from
King Leopold, who will contribute 8,
000 to the salary.
It is expected that General Otis will
shortly begin an aggressive oampaign
in the Philippines, as the recent battles
have not subdued the insurgents, aa
was expected. The rainy season will
soon set in, when .military operations
can not be well carried on, and a deci
sive blow must be given '. before that
timo. I - ' i
The torpodo-boat Fox, built by the
Wolff & Zwicker iron works, at Port
land, Or., is the first torpedo-boat in
the world to come up to . the require
ments specified in the contract upon
her first official trial. Fot two con sec
utive hours in her first trial she main
tained an average speed of knots,
her engines turning at a rate of 381.4
revolutions per minute,' which exceed!
the requirements by. 11. 4 turns.
President Zelaya has issued a decree
declaring the republic oi Nicaragua to
be in. a state of seige. . A battle is
expected to take place at any time
west of Chile mountain, the dividing
line of tlie Coidilleras. ' The president
is sondiug troops to the front as rapid
ly as collected. The United States
gunboat Marietta, wihch arrived at
Greytown February 5, has sailed for
Cluofileds, the headquarters of : the
revolution headed by General Reyes.
One man was killed and five serious
ly injured in a powder explosion at
Mossgrovo, Pa. ' .
Four Chinese have died from in
juries sustained in the San Francisco
Chinatown lire Sunday.
Silas Jones and'' six children were
burned to death on the Richardson
and May plantation, at Cornorstone,
Ark,A;f; c. fJ: ;
H. M. S. Leandor has been ordered
to proceed with all speed to Bolivia to
protect the property and lives of Brit
ish residents during the revolution. -
Fire in Cincinnati . destroyed the
clothing houses of Kahn & Felthmeyer,
11. A. Heineheimer and Sarrford, Stern
Sarner. The loss is nearly $500,000.
There ia a rumor in Paris that ne
gotiations are taking place between the
Panama canal company and the Wash
ington government, looking to the com
pletion of the canal. -
Thirty-five persns have died of small
pox in the Crook nation within a few
weeks. The victims wore negroes and
Indians. All of Western Oklahoma
lias quarantined against the infected
The buildings of the Qeer Ma
chinery Company and , the . Whittle
Trunk Company, at Knoxvillo, Teim.,
with their contents, were destroyed by
fire. The loss is estimated at between
$75,000 and $100,000. ,
In. the United States senate Tuesday
the McEnery resolution, declaring that
the ratification of the peace treaty is
not a declaration on the part of the
United States to permanently bold the
Philippine islands, was passed by a
Vote of 80 to 23. '
OF RECENT OCCURRENCE.
Chaplain John R. -Thompson, of the
First Washington infantry at Manila,
died Monday. .'"'','
The war department has' issued an
order mustering out of .service ail the
volunteers now in the United States.
Ethan Allen Hitchcock, of Missouri,
has taken the prescribed oath and en
tered upon his duties as secretary of
The house committee on appropria
tions has ordered a favorable report on
the bill to pay Spain $20,000,000 for
Agoncillo, the Filipino delegate, ar
rived in Now York Monday from Mon
treal ...Agoncillo expects . to sail for
England ir. a few days.
The senate committee has reported
favorably an amendment to the sundry
civil bill providing for' the laying of a
cable from the United States to Hawaii
and the Philippines.
Many French newspapers are bit
terly assailing M. Lou bet, the new
president, but the better olass support
him. and oonfidence in the stability of
the new government is increasing.
Samuel II. Stevenson, D. D. , one of
the oldest Presbyterian ministers in
the United States, is dead in Bloom
ington, 111., at the age of 86. He was
a near relative of former Vice-President
A fire in the little city of Port
Washington, Wis., destroyed $300,000
worth of property, and rendered SO
families homeless. A chair factory
covering two blocks was destroyed,
throwing 600 men out of work.
The revolution in Nicaragua is
spreading. General Mena, at the head
of 700 insurgents, is near the town of
Rama. The inanigents are well armed
with small guns and aie expeoting
Gatling, Krupp and Hotohkias cannon.
Michael Milano, the prosperous pro
prietor of a bootblacking etsablishment
in Tacoma, committed suicide by firing
two shots from a revolver into his
brain. Fifty-two dollars was found
on the body. Family trouble was the
oausa of the act. 1
A new town has been laid out in
Alaska, 25 miles from Juneau, which
it is expected will be the gateway to
the Atlin gold fields. It has been
named Taku, and is situated on Taku
bay, four miles from the mouth of the
inlet .of that name.
' T'ae Italian bark Barbara Luigi went
ashore February 4 on Little Bahama
bank and is a total loss. Three of the
orew were drowned and two perished
frcm exposure. The captain and eight
of the orew have arrived at Nassau, N.
P , and report the loss.
Mrs. Howe, ol Gresharn, Oi., was
drowned in the Willamette at Port
land Monday, :' She was passing from
one steamer to another, as the boats
were lying at the dock, when she fell
between them. An attempt to rescue
her tailed. She was on her nay to
visit a son at Salem. .
The first session of the eighth conti
nental oongress of the National Society
of the Daughters of the American Rev
olution began in Washington Monday.
Mrs. Daniel Manning, president-general
of the society, made her annual
address. She dwelt especially on the
aid given by the society during the re
cent war, asserting that the organiza
tion had furnished $300,000 in money
The Columbia river, fish cannery
combine will close half of theoannerles
the coming season. ... ... .
The Cunard steamer Pavonia, which
sailed from Queenstown for Boston,
January 26, and which was sighted on
February 5, in a disabled condition,
has arrived in tow at tire Azores.
M. Loubet was elected president of
France on the 21st. The assembly
cast 812 votes, of which Loubet re
ceived 483 to 279 cast for M. Meline,
and 50 scattering. . ... ...
A battle has occurred at Talien-Wan
between Russian soldiers and Chinese,
in which 800 of the latter were slain.
The trouble is said to have originated
over the question of taxes.
Grading has begun on the Snake.
River Valley railroad, between Union
Hat and the head of the south fork of
the Penewawa creek. A largo force of
men and teams is working on the big
cut between those two points.'
A dispatch from Cape Charles, Va.,
says 50 oyster sloops and schooners
have been carried out to sea by drift
ing foe from Magothys bay. It is be
lieved many are manned, and the crews
may suffer from exposure and hunger.
Tugs will be sent to overhaul the ves
Oregon Legislature Adjourn Sine Die.
Although the hour set for the final
adjournment of the Oregon legislature
was 12 o'clock noon Saturday, the ses
sion was prolonged till 7 o'clock.
Aside from the formalities of finish
ing up necessary matters in Land, the
passage of . the special appropriation
bill was the feature of the day. 1
' The house refused to -concur in some
of the senate's reductions of items in
the bill, and it was necessary to ap
point confeience committees before
agreement oonld be reached. .' This
prolonged the session till 7 o'clock in
the evening, when the session was de
clared ended, '
Much Work Crowded In the Closing
Hours 'of the Session The Last
: ..... 'Working; Day.
The last working day of the Oregon
legislature was full of business, mostly
devoted to the routine of passing bills.
The general appropriation . bill was
passed by both houses.
In the senate the bill to provide for
executions of murderers at the peni
tentiary was indefinitely postponed,
because it carried objectionable matter
relating to appeals.
Three bills touohing military affairs
were passed, as follows: To cover into
the military fund all. moneys received
from the United States on account of
transportation, etc.; to restore to the
military fund some $8,000 expended in
suppressing fishermen's riots in 1896;
to reorganize the official staff of the
Oregon National Guard.
The following bills were passed: To
regulate license fire insurance com
panies; to protect the fruit and hop
industry by requiring the destruction
of pests; to cure certain defects in ju
dicial sales and deeds; to prevent the
maintenance of armed bodies of men
other than the duly constituted author
ities; to amend the charterof Newberg;
to provdie for criminal prosecutions on
information; to protect trout and cer
tain other food fishes; to relieve the
state of the necessity of advancing the
casts of giving a bond in a proceeding
to which the state is a party; to,'
amend the law relating to irrigation
rights and ditches; to amend the law
relative to liens against mines for . la
bor or supplies; to amend the ohaiter
of Arlington; to fix the annual salary
of the supreme court clerk at $3,000,
with one deputy in Salem at $75 per
month and one at Pendleton at $50,
and providing that the fees be paid
into the state treasury; to fix the sal
aries of 'Columbia county officers; to
regulate the manner of sturgeon fishing
and making a close season on the Co
lumbia river from March 1 to Novem
ber 1; to provide for inspecting sheep
brought in bands into Oregon from an
other state (same as the Washington
law); to amend the law relative to the
duties of publio road viewers; to fix
the annnual salary of the Linn county
assessor at $2,400, inoluding the pay
of deputies; to regulate the practice of
the vocation of barbers; to provide for
the appropriation of water to be used
for mining purposes.
. .In the House. -
In the house a long discussion occur
red on the bill to adopt the Torrena
system pf land title.. The :hill, when
put upon its passage, was defeated.
Bills passed were: To authorize
construction of skids across county
roads for logging purposes; to provide
for submission to the vote of the peo
ple the proposed constitutional amend
ments; to authorize the sale of agri
cultural school lands on the market for
25 years at less than the price fixed by
statute; to provide for payment of
taxes in coin, instead of county war
rants; to provide for the manner of se
curing the release as surety upon
bonds; to reduce fees to be charged by
county . clerks in probate cases; to
make the law prohibiting the fraudu
lent use of labels or trademarks more
effective; to fix the salaries of county
clerk, sheriff and recorder in Wash
ington county; to amend the code so as
to give parties the right to give notice
of appeal without assignment of error;
to authorize the printing of 800 copies
of supreme court reports at $2.50 per
oopy; to prohibit the running of push
cars upon lailroad tracks; to create a
state board of equalization, consisting
of the governoi, secretary of -state and
state tieasurer; to authorize the work
ing of county prisoners on county toads;
to fix the salaries of county treasurers,
after amendment increasing the salary
of the treasurer of Lane county from
$500 to $800. and . the salary of the
treasurer of Wallowa county from $250
to $350; to amend oode relative to at
tachments making the filing of a writ
with the county clerk answer the pur
pose of posting a notice on property;
to amend the oode relative to action for
adverse possession; to fix the compen
sation of county commissioners after1
amending the bill by increasing the
per diem in Union county from $4 to
$5; to reduce the mileage of jurors and
witnesses in cities of 50,000 population
or over, from 10 to 5 cents; to give
preference in the employment in pub
lio service to honorably discharged sol
diers and ' sailors; to appropriate
$2,000, in aid of the Oregon Historical
Society, and to authorize printing at
the state's expense to the same amount;,
to provide for the payment of certain
fees to recorders of . conveyances; to
constitute six days' publication of a
notice a weeks notice; amending the
law relative to the appointment of offi
cial stenographers; to abolish the office
of recorder of Clatsop oonnty, and re
quire that the duties of that offioe be
performed by the county clerk; to leg
ulate the purchase, sale and transfer of
stocks of goods, by requiring the pur
chaser to exaot from the vendor a list
of creditors and the extent of liabil
ities; to piohibit the running at large
State Fair Appropriation.
In the Oregon senate Wednesday the
bill to repeal the annual appropria
tion of money to the state fair was de
feated by a vote of 12 to 10.
THE NEW LAWS.
Bills That Have Faased During the
Bills passed by Jjjoth houses previous
to tne last aay are as iohows: ;
To authorize the town of Antelope to
borrow $5,000 to build water works.
To incorporate the city of Pendleton.
'? To amend charter of town of Adams.
' To regulate pilotage ou Columbia
and Willamette rivers.
To create office of state biologist,
without salaiy. :
To reduce salaries of Douglas county
To incorporate Nehalera.
To provide that summaries only of
county assessment rolls be transmitted
to secretary of state.
To amend charter of Ilillsboro.
To amend the charter of Albany.
To incorporate town of Tillamook.
To incorporate the town of Canyon
City. ,: - .
To constitute. beach of Clatsop coun
ty a publio highway. '"'' '
To amend the charter of Grants Pass.
To authorize Jefferson institute to
selTout to the school district.
To amend charter of Oregon City.
To incorporate Port of Tillamook and
provide for the improvement of Ho
uiam slough. .
To incorporate the town of LakevieW,
To incoporrate Cottage Grove.
To amend charter of town of Tangent.
To provide clerical aid for judges of
the supreme court. ;.
To incorporate Drain. , '
, To incorporate New Astoria, adjoin
ing Fort Stevens. -
To amend charter of Monmouth.
To incoporrate the oity of Ontario.
To incorporate the town of Bay City.
To incorporate the oity of Heppner.
To incorporate the city Warrenton.
...To incoiporate the oity of Wallowa,
i To amend charter of Gold Hill.
To regulate and fix the salary of the
assessor of Jackson county. , ;
To incorporate the town of Marsh
field. To amend oharter of Woodburn.
To redistrict the state for senators
and representatives. . .
To create the offioe of tax collector in
Multnomah county. -.;!
To amend the charter of Corvallis.
To prevent production and sale of un
wholesome foods and medicines.
(Looney pure food bill.)
To incorporate the town of Seaside.
To raise the salary of sheriff of Ma
To regulate and to fix salaries of Til
lamook county offloers,.
To fix Balariea of county officers in
Clackamas, Morrow, Wasco and Yam
To amend the charter of Eugene.
To amend the oharter of Astoria.
To incorporate the town of Can by. .
To create a separate commission for
transaction of county ' business in
To amend the charter of Arlington.
Incorporating Weston. ; '"
Incorporating Enterprise, v
Withdrawing school lands from sale
and placing interest on school fund
loans at 6 per ceirt.
Incorporating Dalles City.
Incorporating Lebanon. '.
... To protect salmon in Alsea bay and
tributaries. . - ...... v-'
To create a trust fund in Multnomah
county. . . .-.
To provide for the election of load
supervisors. ...'- - .
To create the office of -clerk of the
justice court in cities of 50,000 popu
lation or over. :
To authorize Multnomah county to
lease the upper deck of the steel bridge.
To provide for the sale of tide lands.
Protecting salmon in the Rogue
river and Curry county. .
'To reorganize the state board of hor
Creating park commission in cities
of 8,000 population or over.
To amend section 5 of the mining
Amending the code relative to sher
iff's deeds. .
Requiring county clerks to adminis
ter oaths without . charge, in pension
Appropriating $15,000 a year for fish
hatcheries. . : . , :
To amend the charter of Salem.
- To regulate horse shoeing in Portland.
" Providing for normal schools at Ash
land and Drain.
To provide for the registration, of
To provide for a tax collector of Mult
nomah county. . ; :
To change the manner of governing
the Soldiers' Home. ; '
To codify the laws relative to state
Partial codification . of the school
. To encourage the use of wide-tire
To amend the act incorporating the
Port of Portland.
To change the time of holding court .
in the second judicial district.
To cure certain defects in deeds.
To permit surety companies to qalify
as sureties on bonds.
To change the time of. holding court
in the ninth judicial district.
To prevent the adulteration of candy.
To provide for boarding the prisoners
of Clatsop, Washington and Clackamas
counties by contract.
TREATY BEFORE THE SPANISH
Spain's ; Patriots Are Still
Thirsting for Gore,
EXCITING SCENES IN CORTEZ
Five Months Since the War and Mot a
' Single General Shot Count D'Al
Hienas Makes an Attack.
Madrid, Feb. 22. The cortes reas
sembled today. The galleries in both
chambers were thronged with an ex
pectant crowd. The senate was very
full, hardly a single general being ab
sent. Senor Montero Rios,-president
of the senate, in opening the proceed
ings, pronounced' a eulogy upon M.
Faure, and a resolution of condolence
with France was adopted. :
Senor Sagasta, the premier, then pro
posed to refer the bill proivding for the
cession of the Philippines to the Unit
ed States to a special committee, but
the conservatives protested against this,
declaring that the bill ought to be con
scientiously discussed, and Senor Sa
gasta withdrew his proposal. ,
, Count D'Almenas then bronght up
the question of the conduct of tire gen
erals engaged in the war in Cuba, de
claring that General Primo Rivera,
General Weyler, Genoral Blanco, Ad
miral Cervera and General Linares had
-This declaration elicited much ap
plause from the public galleries, in
consequence of which several of the
spectators were expelled from the cham
ber. Observing that he would deal with
the "shameful capitulation of San;
tiago," Count D'Almenas asked the
lioass whether he should proceed, and
wu.3 answered with cries of "yes" and
'"no" and a general uproar ensued. A
repetition of the query raising still
greater tumult, Senor Sagasta rose and
defended the government and its peace
commission. The premier critioised
America's unjustified conduct, and said
that everything might be discussed, ex
ceptthe war, because the oases of the
generals were still subjudioiary.,
County D'Almenas resumed his at
tack upon the generals and complained
that "rive months had elapsed, and not
a single general had been shot."
FIGHTING WITH FIRE.
Filipinos Attempt to Burn Quarters of
the Washington Volunteers.
Manila, Feb. 22, The natives of
the village of Paco made a bold at
tempt last night to burn the quarters of
the First Washington volunteers by
setting fire to the huts adjoining their
quarters in the rear. Fortunately the
wind changed, at the moment the fire
was discovered, and, fanned by a stiff
breeze, the flames spread in the oppo
site direolion, destroying fully 20
shacks and houses opposite the ruins of
the church. . The incendiaries escaped.
. Mysterious signals were frequently
made along the enemy's lines during
the night, and this led to the belief
that an attack had been arranged, but
The rebels are leaving the vicinity of
San Pedro Macati in small parties, and
are reported to be moving toward Sing
Money for Cubans.
Washington. Feb. 22. Efforts are
making with every prospect of success
tC) reconcile the radioal element among
thj Cubans to the proposition of the
government to pay the soldiers of the
Cuban cause $3,000,000.
- General Gomez arrived today in Ma
tanzas, making his way very slowly to
ward the capitat. What is proposed is
that the United States shall sanction
the floating of bonds by the Cuban mu
nicipalities or provinces to the amount
of $7,000,000, which sum is to be paid
over to the Cuban troops, in addition
to the $3,000,000 to be paid by the
Data, it is' said here, will ba pro
duced by the Cuban assembly to show
that every cent of this sum was ex
pended in legitimate war expenses.
A Large Deficit.
Victoria, B. C, Feb. 22. F. C.
Cotton, minister of finance for British
Columbia, submitted his budget to the
legislature this afternoon... Tire budget
shows a deficit of $647,723, and esti
mates that tl;e new government ' has to
start with a balance on the wrong side
of $64,000. Estimates show a con
siderable cutting in the salary list. A
new loan will be negotiated for $1,750, -000.
No more large tracts of land will be
sold for speculative ; purposes, but
leases granted instead. Losb of reve
nue by the abolition of the mortgage
tax will be met by an Increase ou the
Millions rot Spain.
Washington, Feb. 22. This was
suspension day in the house: The sen
ate amendments to a number of pri
vate pension bills were adopted.
Cannon, chairman of the appropria
tions committee, by the direction of
his committee, moved the passage un
der suspension of the rules of the bill
for payment pf $20,000,000 to Spain.
After discussing the measure under
the 20-minute rule, the bill was passed,
21tf to B4.
CANAL PROVIDED FOR.
Senate Committee Adds It to the Rivefl
and Harbor BUI.
Washington, Feb. 20. The senate
committee on commerce decided tod a?
to put the Morgan Nicaragua canal bill
on the river and harbor bill. The ac
tion of the committee was preceded by
a brief argument by Senator Morgan,
in which he went over the general
grounds favorable to the construction
of the oanal.
Aside from the Nicaragua canal, the
committee increased cash appropria
tions to the extent of about $2,000,000
over the house cash appropriations,
while the amount of continuing con
tracts is increased to the extent of
In the senate the only business of
importance was the consideration of
bills on the pension calendar, which
was begun under a special order.
Among the bills passed was one provid
ing procedure in certain pension cases.
It provides that no pension shall be
withheld, modified or cancelled except
for fraud, or mistakes in facts, and
prov'des a scheme of procedure. The
pi ivate pension calendar was complet
ed, 74 bills being passed.
. In the House.
Washington, Feb. 20. In the house
today several railroad right-of-way bills
were passed. Among the bills was one
to authorize the construction of the
Clearwater Valley road through the
Nez Peices reservation.
The census bill was sent to confer-'
ence. A bill was passed authorizing
the president to appoint five addition
al cadets-at-large to the naval academy.
The sundry civil bill was then passed.
The naval appropriation bill was for
mally reported. The house went into
committe of the whole and took up the
bill. No general debate was demanded
on the bill, and its reading for amend
ment under the five minute xule was
TAKES NEWS CALMLY.
No Disorders In Paeis Followed the
Death of Faure.
Paris, Feb, 20. Everything is quiet
in Paris tonight. There is no danger
of a coup d'etat. The favorite candi
date for the presidency is M. Emile
Loubet, now president of the senate.
Still the ministers think Faure's death
is a misfortune at the present juncture,
and this ia the conventional talk.
They had all looked forward to hia re
signing, and they spoke today of the
possible effect of hia death on the
courts of Europe.
If M. Loubet be elected, European
sovereigns would soon transfer to him
their friendly regards. He ia a good,
unaffected, level-headed man of hon
est, open life, and of far more intel
lectual culture than poor Faure. He
is an advocate and praotioed at the
Montilemar bar, in the department of
the Drone. Montilemar is hia native
OVER ENTIRE GROUP.
The American Flag to Cover the Phil
Washington, Feb. 20. The adminis
tration has determined to extend rap
idly the jurisdiction of the United
States over the Philippine group in its
entirety, acting on the theory that de
lay in this crisis is dangerous, and
that anarchy and general paralysis of
such interests as the islands support
would be brought about through failure
to replace promptly Spanish sover
eignty over the islands with that of
the Unnited States.
low Bates for Hojneseekers. .
St. Paul, Feb. 20. The Northern
Pacific and Great Nothern have deoided
to sell half-fare homoseekers'. tickets
February 21, March 1 and 7, on simi
lai rates as made by the more southerly
lines to the Pacific coast. Heretofore
the rates have applied only to near-by
states, and it ia now intended that
they shall apply to the entire length
of the roads named.
Gomez Goes to Cardenas. .
Havana, Feb. 20. A dispatch from
Cienfuegos saya that Major-General
John C. Bates, military governor of
the department of Santa Clara, and Inspector-General
day paid a visit to General Gomez,
who was expecting to leave today for
Cardenas. - .
Estimates Output at 919,000,000.
Vanoouver. B. C, Feb. 20. M.
Marks, an Australian expert direct
from Dawson, places the output of the
Klondike at $19,000,000 this year. Hia
estimate is as follows: Eldorado and
BoLanza creeks, $5,000,000; Big and
Little Bonanza, Gold and French
ureeks, $5,000,000; Hunkei and Quartz
oreeks, $5,000,000.. ' ' .
Steamers to Manila.
Tacoma, Feb. 20. James Ward, of
the shipping firm of Saunders & Ward,
has returned from a visit to England,
and announces the establishment by
himself and others of a steamer line
between this port and the Hawaiian
islands. The British steamer Manau
ense will be the first vessel out, and
will sail next week. -
. Nearly Frozen to Death.
Seattle, Wash., Feb. 20. A special
to the Post-Intelligencer from Forty
Mile river, Alaska, says that William
Matheson, formerly of Los Angeles,
Cal., narrowly escaped being trozen to
death recently. It was necessary to
amputate both bis hands and feet,