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It's a Cold Day When We Get Left.
HOOD 11IVEII, OREGON, FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 1899.
HOOD RIVER GLACIER
Published Every Friday by
. r. KLVTIIK.
Termr of siibai-rlptlon-f 1 fill yt-ar when paid
In advance; $2 II not paid in advance.
THI MAIL. '
The mall arrives from Mt. Hood at 10 o'clock
a. m. Wednesdays and Hatunleys: dt-parla the
seme days at noon.
Kur Cheiiowcth, leaves at a. m. Tuesdays,
Thursdays and Haturdaya; arrive at 6 p. m.
For White Kaluion leaves daily at lJop.m.;
arrives at p. m.
from White Salmon leaven for Fiilda, OHmer,
Trout Lake and uknwuod Mondays, Wi-dui-s-day.
and Fridays. ,
IAURKL KEBEKAIt DKiiRKK I.OIM1K, No.
i 7, J. O. U. r'. Meets llrstaud tblr.l Mon
days In each month:
MM. FLORA 1IARTI.KY, N. U..
O. ti. CHiMHKRLiiM, Secretary.
ftANUY POKT, No. 1(1, O. A. R. Meets at A.
) O. V. W. Hall tlrat Saturday of each month
et2o'clock p. m. All CI. A. K. members lu
vlted to meet with us.
I). G. llll.I., Commander
T. 1. Ci'nnino, Adjutant.
(1ANBY W. R. C, No. 10-Meets first fatr
j day of each month In A. (. U. W. hall at 2
I", m. JIkm. (I, V. Crowku, President.
Mm. Cuki'LA Dunns, Secretary.
HOOD KIVF.ll LOIMIK, No. Mtt, A. K. and A.
M.Met-ts .Saturday evening on or before
tech full moon. A. F. DaVUwon, W. M.
D. JIcIMinauj, Heeretary. .
HOOD RIVKR fll AFTER, No. 27, R. A. M.
MeetK third Friday nixht of each month.
K. L. Smith, M. P.
0. E. Williams, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER CHAPTER, No. 25. O. E. H.
Meets Satnrduv after each full moon.
Mm Eva Haynkk, W. Mj
0. E. Williams, Secretary.
OLETA ASHEM RI.V, No. KM, I'nlled Artisans.
Mret second and fourth Moudav nights
of each month at Fraternity hall. Brother!
and sisters cordially Invited to meet with us.
A. 1'. liATKHAM, M. A.
8. 8. Okat, Secretary.
"WAUCOMA I.OIMIE, No, Ml, K. of P.-Meet
V in A. U. U. W. hall evcrr Tuesday night.
(I. W.'Okaham, C. 0,
O. T. Prathkk, K. ot R. & 8.
KIVERHIUK LODOE, No. 68, A. O. C. W.
Meula first and third Katurdayi of each
mouth. 0. T. I'HATHEB, M. W.
J. K. Watt, 'Financier. .
U. L. Howa, Recorder.
IDI.EW1LDE1 LOIIfiE, No. 107, I. O. O. K
Meets ill Fraternal hall every Thursday
night. . . O. B. Hahtley N. U.
H. J. Hihbahii, Secretary.
JJ F. SHAW, M. D.
"(S'UCCKSSOR TO DR. MORGAN)
All Calls i Promptly Attended
Office upstairs over Copple'a store. All calls
left at the office or residence will be promptly
atleuded to. ,
JOHN LELAND HENDERSON
ATTORNEV-AT-LAW, ABSTRACTER, NO
TARY Pl-HMO and REAL
ESTATE AO EXT.
For 31 years a resident of Oregon and Wash
ington.. Has had many years experience ill
Real Estate matters, as abstracter, searcher of
titles and agent, 'tSatislaetion (juarauteedor nu
J F. WATT. M. D,
-.WiUdnatv-orRellevue Hospital Medical Col
lege, lM4. In Ueueral practice at Hood Klver,
Hurgeon for O. R. & N. Co. Is especially
equipped to treat catarrh of nose and throat
and diseases of women.
Niecial terms for olllce treatment of chronic
Ur. R. W. Benjamin, dentist . of Portland, will
make regular visits to Hood River, and will
have rooms at the Mt. Hood hotel. All the dif
ferent methods of crowning and filling teeth.
Prices reasonable, and satisfaction guaranteed.
Portland Ollice Room 314 Oregon tan build
lng. i -
. Harbison Bros., Profs. ...
FLOUR, FEEU AND ALL CEREAL3
. ';. Ground kai manufactured.'
Whole Wheat Uraham a specialty. Custom
Criuding done every Batttrday. - During the
usy season additional days will be mentioned
in the local columns. ,
BOIIO KlVEtt, OKKOON.
Gallery open three days in the week
Thureday, Friday and Saturday until
further notice. First-class work and
All Work Warranted.
Large assortment of all kinds of
nursery stock. Send tor cata-
j lug - - t
H. C. BATEMANlj; ...
Hood River, Or.
" ' u BARBER Sh6p.
Gbant Evans Propritor.;,
', ROOD RlllCK.'OK. ''' V '
H00D .8AW MILLS ' ; i
ToMtiNSos B aos, Props. .
...F1R ANH TINE LL'MBER.....
Of the beet quality alwas on hand at
; pri'ws to uit the times.'
DALLAS & SPANGLEIl,
,J ; ,-, DIAJJtRS IK. . -
Hardware, StQyss antl Tiaware
Kitchen Furniture, Plumbers'
Goods, Pruning Tools, Etc
v . . ,
We have a new and complete stock
of hardware, stoves and tinware, 'to
which we will, keep constantly adding.
Our1 price will continue to beaa low as
lEPilBISS TIIW1BE k SPECIALTY.
in if ira
From All Parts of the New
World and the Old.
OF INTEREST TO OUR READERS
Coiirl!iiHlvi Review of the Import
ant Happenings of tha Past Week
Culled froui the Telegraph Columns.
The Eighth United States volunteer
reghneut is now he:n mustered out.
The Cov'ifcgt(5i, Ky., postofTioe has
been rnlilied of stumps and money to
the amomiet of 120,000.
Tho pope, has undergone an opera
tion for iuiuovhI of a long-standing
orst which suddenly became inflamed.
Professor Wallace P. Day, a director
of the Illinois college of music, and
well known arnonu musical celebrities
East and West, is dead at Jacksonville,
By a collision between a passenger
train and a "helper" locomotive on the
Southern Pacific near Hot Springs,
Nevada, the two engineers and the (he
men of the two engines were killed.
It is saiii the United States has sent
a dispatch ttt Madrid protesting against
the false statement being cabled from
Manila by General Itioa, who formerly
commanded the Spanish troops in the
Among the pssengeis from Honolulu
on the steamer' Australia, were 44 sol
diers from the Kansas and New Yoik
regiments, six of whom have been dis
charged. Jhe others tetuined on ac
count of illness.
Rain has fallen in many sections of
California and the long-continued dry
spell is thought to be over. The pres
ent rain will save the wheat crop in
critical districts and add to production
where growth is fuvorable.
It ia reported in Madrid that Spain
authorized General Rios to offer the
Philippine republic $500,000 for the le
lease of the Spanish piisoners. The
offer was indignantly declined, and the
Insurgents asked 17,000,000.
It is reported on good authority that
tha intereetsof the Koyal Baking Pow
der' Company, the New York Baking
Powder Company and the Cleveland
Baking Powder Company have been
sold to William Zeigler for between
tl 1,000,000 and $12,000,000.
Affairs are still unsatisfactory in
Samoa. The provisional government,
it appears, is interfering with the na
tive and British subjects, and also
with the servants of the British sub
jects, and is taxing theMalietoa people
$2, and the Mataafa people $1 each.
Lord Horschcll, one of the Joint high
commissioners from Great Britain, who
was sent to take a leading part in the
negotiations-between the United States
and Canada, died suddenly in Washing
ton. He expired in half an hour after
being taken ill. Heart failure' was
Dr. Rafael, the German president of
the municipal council at Apia, at tha
instigation of the British consul, has
apologized for boycotting the British
third-class rtuser Porpoise and for in
sulting tho ohief justice and Malietoa'i
lawyer, while they were guests on board
" A dispatch from Rome Tuesday sayt
the pope was taken suddenly ill thai'
The battle-shin Oregon accompanied
by the collier Iris, sailed from Hono
lulu for Manila February 20.
The sundry civil bill, together with
a huge number of public building
measures were passed by the United
States senate Tuesday.
The American Pottery Company,
with its burden of $30,000,000 capital
ization, is likely to fail in its purpose
of uniting the potteties.
Monday oongress passed the army re
organization bill with an amendment
providing that no permanent increase
fn the army shall be made beyond 1901.
The German government has ordered
its warships to leave the Philippine
islands and has placed German sub-)
jncts there under the protection of the
United States. I
According, to advices from Genoa, '
province of Barcelona,, the number ol
disbanded .Spanish sailor in Cuba who
are joining the American navy is con- '
iiderably increasing. - I
Six second-lieutenants in the regular
army, ' just graduated trorn the mili
tary academy at West Point, havear-'
rived at San Francisco, on their way te
Manila to join various regular infanrty
The Southern Pacific over land from
Portland ran into a landslide in a can
yon 45 miles south of Rosebutg, Or. 1
The locomotive and baggage car were
derailed, and the fireman badly injured. 1
A tramp who was stealing a ride was
slightly hurt. v
Oitlers have been Issued to the hospital-ship
Relief, now at New York,
to sail for Manila at the earliest possi
ble moment, and to move at as great
'peed as ia safe. The Relief's cargo
will consist of enough medical supplies
for 25.000 men for a year.
Paymaster-General Carey will go to
Cuba' with $3,000,000 to pay the dis
banded Cuban soldiers,
Josephine Kipling, the 6-year-old
daughter of R ml yard Kipling, and the
oldest of his three children, died in
New York (torn pneumonia.
A dispatch to the New York Herald
from La Guayara, Venezuela, an
nounces that the United States gua
boats Annapolis and Vicksburg have
sailed from La Guayara for Jamaica.
The insurgents made an attempt to
capture the waterworks near Manila,
but were repulsed by the Oregon ami
Nebraska troops. Seventeen rebels
weie killed, andtny wmiutled. Two
Americana were wounded.
The British cruiser Talbot, Com
mandor Gamble, has arrived at New
York, from Bermuda. The Talbot was
ordered there by the British govern
ment to transport the body of Lord
Hershell to England.
It U announced that more than 75
per oent of the entire stock of the Ore
gon Short Line Railroad Company has
been deposited for exchange under
the offer of the Union Pacifio Railway
Company, previously published.
By the explosion of a powder maga
cine near Toulon, France, more than
60 people were killed. It Is rumored
that one of the soldiers guarding the
magazine caused the explosion as an
net of revenge. He is one of the vie
General Otis hat perfected a plan of
campaign whioh is designed to crush
the offensive power of the insurgents
near Manila. . As toon as his rein
forcements arrive he will make a gen
eral assault on the enemy's jungle
Secretary Long has cabled to Ad
miral Dewey at Manila, and to Rear
Admiral Sampson, at Havana, announc
ing the enactment of the naval person
nel bill, and instructing them to have
the officers attached to their respective
fleets examined physically in order to
make ready (or their rearrangement
Admiral Von Diedrichs, In command
of Germany's Asiatic fleet, and who
has given Admiral Dewey much trouble
at Manila, has been suspended, and
Prince Henry put in command. The
change, it is said, is to show Empeior
William's friendship for America,
Prince Henry, who is a brother of the
emperor, being popular in the Unit
From reports which have been com
ing to the headquarters of the Na
tional Live Stock Association at Den
ver, for the past month the officers of
the association estimate the losses from
the recent storms to cattlemen who
have herds on the open ranges at 6 per
cent of the entire amount. This, in
round numbers, would amount to over
The transport Senator has arrived
at Manila with reinforoements.
An anti-American feeling is being
created in Havana through the actions
of the Cuban assembly.
The Bethlehem Iron Co.. of Bethle
hem, Pa., has shipped three 10-inch
guns to Fort Wilson, at the western
city limits of Port Townsend, Wash.
The Allan line of steamers has met
the cut of the other trans-Ailantio lines
by cutting its rate to $45 for first cabin
and $30 for second cabin to Liverpool.
The congress just closed appropriated
a total of over $1,700,000 to he expend
ed in Washington and Oregon, under
the iver and harbor, sundry civil and
Indian appropriation bills.
Admiral Dewey has raised his flag as
admiral on board the Olympla at Ma
nila. Salutes were given the flag by
the British and German cruisers in
port, and by the United States fleet.
Admiral Dewey now holds the high
est rank in the military service of the
United States army or navy, and ranks
with the highest officer a in the princi
pal foreign navies. His pay is $14,500
The Bombay correspondent of. the
Morning Post says: The bubonic
plague is raging herewith unparalleled
severity. According to official returns,
there were 912 deaths last week, but
these quite underrate the mortality.
The Caipenter Steel Company, of
Reading, Pa., has shipped four car
loads of projectiles of various calibers
to the Norfolk navy-yard. They, aie
intended for both the army and navy,
and some of them will be used for coast
Advices from Junean, Alaska, say
that a new etiike in the Porcupine dis
trict has caused quite a rush of ui inert
to the Chilkat country. The And was
made on Talikin creek, which - flows
into the Chilkat, about 13 miles from
Negotiations have been concluded for.
the building by the Cramps of two and
perhaps three large ships of the Ori
ental & Occidental Steamship Com
pany, of which company John D.
Sprecklea is president. The new vessel
will be about 6,000 tons each.
The lives ot nearly 100 persons" were
jeopardized by a fire which broke out
in the Lackawanna Valley House block,
at Soranton, Pa., and couiaiqn tested to
the second, third and fourth floors.
The occupants were taken, out safely,
but clad only in their hipht clothes.
AT THE CLOS
The Senate in Session In the
Middle of the Night.
THE LAST LEGISLATIVE DAY
Soma Important Bills Disposed or
j Itfifore tha Adjourniunut ot the
; t'iriy-Firth Ooucrese.
Washington, March 6. Excitement
HmUWion, heavy cttain and hard woiL
&haraoterized the last legiblutive day of
tho 55th congress, in tho sonata. At
times tho confusion was so great in this
usually staid and decorous body a to
tender the transaction of business al
most impossible. Toward midnight or
der was being evolved from the seem
ing chaos of the early part of the day.
When the senate convened at 11
o'clock it fuceil tho task of considering
two of the great appropriation bill,
those for the army and for supplying
tho general deficiencies. The former
carried appropriations exceeding $S0,
000,000, and tf.o latter $20,000,000.
With a determination to complete the
appiopriation bills, the senate began
immediately at 11 o'clock in the morn
ing to consider these matteis, and at 8
o'clock at night the army bill was
passed, the deficiency bill having been
passed nearly three houis before.
Other bills wero passed as follows:
To incorporate the National White
TUross of America; amending tho in
ternal revenue laws relating to distilled
ipirits and for other purposes; pro
viding a site for the Washington public
A bill providing for a government
exhibit at, and to encourage the Ohio
rentennlal exposition, to be held at
Toledo, and appropriating $300,000,
The conference report on the Alaska
orirainal code bill was presented and
igreed to. -
In tha House.
At 11 o'clock the house entered upon
the last legislative day of the session.
The final conference report upon the
bill to codify the criminal laws of
Alaska was adopted. Slow progress
was made on conference reports. The
tiirtrict of Columbia appropriation bill
and deficiency appropriation bill were
sent back to conference.
The house passed the army appropri
ation bill with all the senate amend
ments and the bill now goes to the
The conferees pn the rirer and har
borbi 11 modified "the Niearagna "Canal
paragraph appropriating $1,000,000
for an examination of all routes, under
direction of the president The report
of the commission making the exami
nation will be made to congress, and
no provision is made for beginning
JTwo Items from Oregon which were
In dispute and upon which there was
a seeming split havo been compro
mised. The Yaquiua bay item has
been modified so as to have the project
examined by a board of engineers. The
bouse yields on the boat railway provi
sion so far as not to repeal the law for
the project, but strikes out the appro
priation made by the senate.
SANTIAGO IN A FERMENT.
funds rule a
Santiago de Cuba, March 6. Be
tween 2,000 and 8,000 mun have been
suddenly thrown out of woik in the
province of Santiago, ovor 700 in the
immediate neighborhood of this city.
Although Governor-General Brooke has
wired $30,000 teouirod for the Fobtu
ary pay-roll, there is still a defioit of
nearly $20,000, and the orders from
Havana still hold good limiting the
expenditure duting the month of March
for the entire province to $10,000. The
effect of this order ou Ciril Governor
Castillo, Mayor Bicardi and other Cu
bans prominent in official' circles is
Groups of men on street corners, in
clubs, cafes, eti., openly abase the
American administration, saying that
the Spanish was infinitely preferable,
as in the worst times during peace con
siderably, more men wore engaged on
public works under the old regime than
are now aor employed. ;' .r. .-. :-.
The new regulations have brought to
a standstill - all the public improve
ments, Including the ' (hedging of tha
hat boh roadmaking and s ewerage.
' ' Pronation ol Dewey and Otis.
--. Washington, March 6, The presi
dent has sent to the sonata the nomina
tion of Hear-Admiral George Dewey to
be admiral of the navy under the act
approved March 8,' 1899, and that of
Brigadier-Generai Elwell 8. Otis, :U.
8. A.j to be major-general ' by "brevet,
to i an k from February - 4 1899, for
militaty skill and distinguished serv
ices in the Philippines. . The nomina
tions were eonfirnsL
OU Watea to fis Restored.
Providonce, R. L, March'' 8. Tb
Lonsdale Company,, employing 3,500
hands, gave notice today of an advance
of wages on April 1. The States Cot-,
ton 'Company, at Pawtucket, employ
ing 600 hands, and. the Albion and Vah
Icy Falls innis", at Albany; aTso-prom-lseLioreBtore
the wa:ge9jauT to the
1898 cut-down"; '--.: ii -i-i.: .' ',
FOR PUBLIC WORKS.
Appropriations for Orefou, Washlagtna
The following are the Oregon, Wash
ington and Idaho items as carried by
the appropiiation bills passed by the
KIVEK AND HAKBOK BILL.
Tillamook bay, $25,000; mouth of
Siuslaw, $30,000; entrance of Coos
bay, $160,000; Upper Columbia and
Snake rivers, . $7,500; Coos river,
$3,000; canal at oasoades, $75,000; Co
lumbia at Thiee-Mile rapids and boat
railway at the dalles, $50,000; Long
-vim river transfer of surplus), $3,000;
lower Willamette belniii I'orlfiind, and
Columbia below Willamette river, 100,
000; Cuqui lie, . below Coquille City,
$40,000; Claskanie river, $13,000;
guaging waters of Columbia, $1,000;
upper Coqnille, $9,000; Columbia, be
low Tongue point, $71,000.
Olympla harbor, $15,000; Everett
harbor, $50,000; Puget sound, $20,000;
Cowlita river, $3,000; Lewis river,
$10,000; Chehalia river, $3,000; Pend
d'Oreille river, $10,000; ' Swinomish
slough, $20,000; Willapa river and har
bor, $5,000; Oakoogan river, $16,000.
Clearwater, riTer, $10,000.
SUNDRY CIVIL BILL.
Custom-house, Portland, $200,000;
public building, Salem, $50,000; tender
for thirteenth lighthouse district, $100,
000; post lights on Columbia and Wil
lamette, portion of general fund of su
perintendent life-saving service, Ore
gon, Washington and California, $1,
800; river cutter, North Pacific coast,
$112,500; launch for custom service.
Astoria, $2,500; Clackamas fish sta
tion, salaries, $3,420; quarantine sta
tion, Astoria, portion of fund,
Publio building, Seattle, $150,000;
fence marine hospital, Port Townsend,
$15,000; improvement quarantine sta
tion, Pott Townsend, $26,200; estab
lish lighthouse, Burrows island, $15,
000; lighting Paget sound, portion of
fund; Washington fish station, salaries,
$3,480; quarantine station. Port Town
send, maintenance, portion of fund;
improving Gray's harbor, $25,000; 'col
lectors of customs, Port Townsend,
towards enforcing Chinese exclusion
act, $110,000; compensation of 12 com
missioners to examine and classify
lands in land grant and indemnity
land grant limits of Noithern Pacific
Railroad Compnay, in Montana and
Idaho, $10,000; for publication of
monthly reports of commissioners in
land office .Coeur d'Alene district,
Idaho, and for expenses of hearings,
$3,333; allowing Oiegon, Washington
and Idaho for survey and resnivey of
lands heavily timbered, mountainous
or covered with dense overgrowth, rates
not exceeding $25 for standard and
meander lines, $23 for township, and
$20 for section lines.
Agents at seal fisheries, $12,950;
food and sustenance, Inhabitants of St.
George, $19,500; protection ol salmon
fisheries $7000; expenses, of courts $9,
600; education, $30,000; reindeer, $25,
000; register and reoeiver Peavey land
district, $6,000; general appropriation
covering protection of seals in Bchring
For transportation of destitue citi
tens from St. Michaels to Seattle, San
Francisoo ami Port Townsend, $2,500.
The states get their respective shares ol
general appropriations in the fortifica
tions and armament bill, the postoliice
nd the agricultural bill.
Repair marine corps' barracks, part
Naval station, Puget sound, $103,
107; repair of marine corps' barracks,
fart of fund.
INDIAN APPROPRIATION BILL.
Klamath agenoy, $1,200; Siletz
agency, $1,200; Umatilla agency, $2, 000;
Warm Springs agency, $1,200; support
nd civilization- of tribes in Middle
Oregon, $6,000; support ' Klamath res
ervation, $5,000; suppott Walla Walla
reservation, $5,000; Grande Ronde
and Sileta, $12,000; Salem school,
$92.600.. ,' . '.
.. Colvtjle" agency, $1,500; Neah Bay
agency, $1,200; Tulallp agency, $1,200;
Yakima agency, $1,500; removing Spo
kanes from Coeur d'Alene reservation,
$5,000; education D'Wallish, $7,000;
education Makahs, : $3,000; Yaktmag,
$3,000; Colville and Puyallup, $14;
000; commissioner to sell lands of Puy
allups, $2,000; annuity to Chief Motes,
$1,000; employes, Colville agency,
$1,200; Nes Perce , agency, $1,600;
Fort Hall Indian fund, $6,000; Nes
Percet teachers, $6,000; Sisseton and
Wahpeton fund, $18,400; instruction
of Shoshoues and Bannocks, at Fort
Hall, $30 000; Shoshones, Bannocks
and Sheepeaters, Lehmt agency, $13,.
000; civilization of Josephs 'and Nes
Peroes. $7,500; Net Perces in Idaho,
$5,000;' Incidental expenses, Idaho,
$1,000; Sawmills, Nes Percet reserva
tion, $3,000. . '
mm m m w 11
A Portion of Company G
-Under Heavy Fire.
TWO OREGON BOYS WOUNDED
Aa Engagement Near Manila Waterworks-Thirty
!aursnta Killed aad
Manila, March 8, The trebel havfc
obkii i-orice mruiing in ine vicinity ui
the reServoii. Today a patrol of com
pany G, Second Oregon volunteers, waa
taken in ambush. Two men were
wounded, hut the organization held
their ground under a heavy fire until
the remainder of the company, assisted
by two companies of the Pilot Nebraska
regiment, flanked the enemy, killing
30 and wounding several more. Two
battalions of the Twentieth regular in
fantry have reinforced General Hale's
All the native huts have been de
sttoyed at Maiiquina, and the country
there is pretty well cleared, but the
rebels were returning in small bodies
at sundown, Appaiently they have
secured a new supply of smokeless am
munition recently, as there has been
noticeable difference during the last
The Spanish commissioners who are
endeavoiing to secure the release of the
Spanish - prisoners in the hands of
Aguinaldo have returned to Malulos to
effer $2,000,000 for their release. As
Aguinaldo has been demanding
$7,000,000, it is not likely their mis
sion will be successful.
THIS IS BETTER.
American Troops Welcomed
Island of Negroa.
Washington, Maroh 8. -A cablegram
from General Otis at Manila, received
in Washington, indicates the satisfac
tory and agreeable reception accorded
to the American troops which raoently
landed at the island of Negros. They
were sent there by General Miller at
Ho Ho, in command of Colonel Smith,
to take foiraal possession for the
United States, which he did without
Previous to the time the troops land
ed, a commission from the island vis
ited General Otit and said they were
willing to surrender, and asked that he
take the inhabitants under his protec
tion. The congratulatory address to
General Miller, embodied in General
Otis' dispatch, is particularly gratify
ing to the officials of the administra
tion, as they believe that the feeling
among tha inhabitants of the island. of
Negros is such that there will be no
trouble in dealing with them hereafter.
General Otis' dispatch is as follows:
"Following ftotn Ho llo, 4th inet. :
" 'Government, congress and inhab
itants of Negros to" General Miller, llo
" 'We affectionately salute you and
congratulate ourselves for the happy
arrival of Colonel Smith, and troops
under his orders, and beg yon to send
this salute and congratulations to Gen
eral Otis, at Manila, as representative
of the government of the United States
in the Philippines. (Signed) Lascon.'
Shelled tha Battery..
Manila, Maroh 8. At daylight this
morning the enemy were discovered
trying to mount a gun across the river
from San Pedro, and the Sixth artillery
promptly shelled the rebel battery.
Temporarily stopping work, the enemy
poured a fusillade of musketry across
the river, but a gunboat moved up and
cleared the banks of the stream with
rapid-fire guns. , t
RESULTS OF THE EXPLOSION.
Nearly Fifty Corpses Taken From tha
Kulne at Toulon.
Toulon, March 8. -About 50 corpses
have been recovered from the scene ol
the expLiion of a powder magazine
yesterday between La Seine and Tou
lon. The remains of several other vic
tims are still buried in the debris.
. London, March 8. A I special dis- "
patch from Paris says It ft rumored
that one of the Soldiers who perished
in the explosion of a powder magazine .
yesterday morning near Toulop bad for
a long time . past been -.the. victim ot
systematic persecution, upon the part of
corporations, and he had vow;ed to be ,
avenged. It is 'added that this man is
siispected'oljiaving blown up the mag- '
azine. ' . ' ' ; -''"- " - - '- :
Orders to Leave.
; Peking, March 8. The.' American
marines who have been guarding the '
United States legation are under orders I'
to leave. ' The Russian and French
embassies have also notified the govern
ment of their intention of toon with-,
drawing their guards from their res pec
No Direct Attack.
Manila. March- 8. While the rebels
bad concentrated thejr forces with the
purpose of attacking the water works,
no direct attempt was made to capture
the American position there. Detach
ments from General Hale's and ' Gen-'
eraPWheaton's"' brigades cleared the""
country today.- .....