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    The
Hooc
River
acier
It's a Cold Day When We Get -Left.
VOL. X.
nOOD RIVER, OREGON, FRIDAY, MAY 12, 1899.
NO. 51.
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HOOD RIVER GLACIER
Published Every Friday by
S. F. BLYTHE.
Terms of subscrlptlon-ll .SO a year when paid
In advance; l if not paid in advance.
Till M A U.S.
The mail arrives from Mt. Hood at 10 o'clock
. m. Wednesdays and Saturdays; departs the
same days at noon. -
For Chcnoweth, leaves at 8 a. m. TuesdnyB,
Thursdays and Saturdays; arrives at 6 p. m.
rFor White Salmon Icavgs daily at 1:3U p. m.;
fcrorlves at fi:80 p. in.
From White Salmon leaves (or Fulda, Kilmer,
Trout Lake and Glen wood Mondays, Wednes
days and Fridays..
8 IKI IK-i.
I ATIREL REBEKAII .DKfiREB l.ODGE. No.
1 87, i. 6. O. F. Meets Hist and third Mon
days in each month. .
, f It. J. lllllBARD. S. O.
- J. H. FFRCtTSON, Seerelary.: -v . -
CANBY POST, No. 16, G. A. U. Meets at A.
O. U. W. Hall first Saturday of each month
at 2 o'clock p. m. All U. A. K. members in
vited to meet with us. J
D. ft. Hill, Commander
T. J. Cunning, Adjtitcnt.
"piANBY W. R. C, No. 16 Meets first Satur
j day of each month in A. O. U. w. hull at 2
pTfn." ' Mrs. ;. I. i rowkll, President.
Mrs. Ursula Dukks, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER LODGE, No. 105, A. F. and A.
M . MeciB Saturday evening on or before
each full moon. Ji. F. 1..vidson, W. M.
D; McDonald, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER CHAPTER, No. 27, R. A. M.
Meets third Friday niirlit of eiicli moutli.
E. L. Smith, H. P.
O. E, Williams, Secretary. -
HOOD RIVER CHAPTER, Kn.RO.R8.
.Meets Saturdav after each full moon.
Mrs. Eva Haynes, W. M.
G. E. Williams, Secretary.
OLETA ASSEMBLY, No. 103, United Artisans.
. Meets second and fourth Monday nightt
of each month at Fraternity hall. B others
and sisters cordially invited to luret with ub.
..(.,.. . A. P. Batkiiam, M. A.
8. 8. Gray, Secretary.
i ,AX7AUC0MA LODGE, No. !, K. of P. Meets
-'- V In A. O. U. W. ball everv Tne-dnv ult;ht.
G. W. Graham, C. C.
.0. T. Prather, K. of R. & 8.
K1VERSIDE LODGE, No. BS, A. O. 0. W.
. Meets first and third Saturdays of each
"-" month. J. E. Ranu, M. W.
1 . J. F. Watt, Financier.
:- H. L. Howk, Recorder.
I DLEWILDE LODGE, No. 107, I. O. O. F.
Meets In Fraternal hull everv Thursday
night. . O. B. Hartley N. G.
. i ; ' -H. J. Hibbard, Secretary.
' M. SUAW- m. D. "--
' :- Telephone No. 81.
All Calls Promptly Attended
. .
Ofllcc upstairs over Couple's store. All calls
' left at the oilice or residence will be promptly
attended to. ' ,:
. JOHN LELAND BENDKR80N
ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, ABSTRACTER, NO-
: TARY PUBLIC and REAL
' ESTATE AGENT.
For 21 years a resident of Oregon and Wash
ington, tins had many jears exierience in
Real Estate matters, as abstracter, searcher uj
titles and agent. Satisiactiou guaranteed or no
charge.
J F. WATT, M. D.
Graduate of Bellevne Hospital Medical Col
lege, 1884. .In General practice at Hood River,
Oregon.
Surgeon for O. R. It N. Co. Is especially
' equipped to treat catarrh of nose and throat
and diseases of women.
- Special terms for otlice treatment of chronic
cases. -.' .
D
ENTISTRY
Dr. R. W. Benjamin, dentist, of Portland, will
make regular visits to Hood River, and will
have rooms at the Mt. Hood hotel. All the li
ferent methods of crowning and filling teeth.
' Prices reasonable, and satisfaction guaranteed.
.' Portland Office Room 314 Oregonlan build
, lng
1 " , . j,
piONEER MILLS
'. Harbison Bros., Props.
FLOUR, FEED AND ALL CEREALS
Ground and manufactured.
Whole Wheat Graham a specialty. Custom
grinding done every Saturday. During tht
busy season additional days will be mentioned
in the local columns.
HOOD KIVER. OltKGOTf.
gBADLEY .
PHOTOGRAPHER.
Gallery open three days In the week
Thursday, Friday and Saturday until
. further liotice. First-class work and
All Work Warranted.
QOLUMBIA N0R-3ERY
Large assortment of all kinds of
. nursery Block. . Send for cata-
:- log -f -
II . C. BATEIIAM, ;
' v . Hood River. Or.
piE GLACIER
; BARBER SHOP.
. . Grant Evans - Proprietor.
HOOD HIV ICR, OR.
JT. HOOD SAW MILLS
- .; v Tommsson Bkos, Props. '
"...i.FIR AND PINE LUMBER'S... ;
Of the best quality alwas on hand at
, I'ric'S to suit the times. .
DALLAS & SPANGLEK,
: ' DIALERS IN
Hardware, Steves and Tinware
Kitchen Furniture, Plumbers'
Goods, Pruning Tools, Etc.
We have a new and rompl.-te stork
of hiirdwHre, stoves and tinware, !
which we will kef p cotiKtantly adding.
Our prices will continue lo be as low a
Portland prices.
REPAIRING TIHWARE 1 S?E I1LTY.
I NEW8JF THE IK
From All Parts of the New
World and the Old.
OF INTEREST TO OUR READERS
Comprehensive Review of the Import
ant Happening of the Fast 'Week
Colled From the Telegraph Colunnl
Porto Rico is to have a first-class
postal service.
The oruisor Chicago will pay the
Moors a significant visit to remind them
of claims due us. - '
The Italian ministry has resigned.
DiBoassion over the exposure of official
correspondence caused the rupture.-
Sadie Tunic, a 13-year-old Russian
girl, was struck by lightning in a
crowded New Yotk street. She suffered
Bevere burns?, but is still alive.
At Hutohinson, Kan., John Moore,
while being tried for the murder of liifl
five children, admitted that he had
killeJ them so that he could get work.
The military government has decid
ed to return to the" United States all
ex-volunteers now serving sentences in
Cuba for misconduct under their terms
of enlistment. -
The California raisin-growers' asso
ciation have secured control of 90 per
cent of the product of the counties of
the state. The packers have accepted
the terms offered, and will work in
harmony with ths association.
The new Montana copper company
has been organized, with a capital of
75,000,000, and MarousDaly as presi
dent. Several other large properties
will be united with the Anaconda
mines, and more thorough wotk done.
. The president has appointed Hon.
Bert VV. Bowen, of New York, as min
ister to Persia. Minister Bowen was
consul-general at Baicelona before the
Spanish 'war broke out. "The plaoe
had previously been tendered ex-Governor
Lord, of Oregon. :
An insurance decision of much im
portance has been rendered by a New
York oourt against the Equitable Life.
It is held that ' polioy-holders are en
titled to a share in all the- oompany's
surplus, in proportion to the amount
of his poicy and paid premiums.
The California Packers' Association
has been incorporated, with a capital
stock of $2,600,000. It is composed of
some of the largest fruitpacking estab
lishments in the Btate, and its object
will ' be to control and regulate the
prices of canned fruits which it will
ship to all parts of the world.
Mr. Shurman, the president of the
United States Philippine commission,
expresses the opinion that the inter
views accorded by Getieral Otis to the
Filipino represetatives will have a good
moral effect, aa tending to convince
Aguinaldo's representatives that the
American authorities mean to give the
Filipinos a good government, and not
one of the Spanish Boit.
Quay's friends are working hard to
influence senators in favor of seating
him. . .
The Reading, Pa., Iron Company ad
vanced wages for the seoond time this
year.
Strikers at Cleveland were success
ful in obtaining more wages and shorter
hours.
The price of gas in New York has
been reduoed from $1.10 to 65 cents per
1000 feet.
German papers are anxiously advis
ing President McKinley to give up the
Philippines.
Lieutenant Gilmore has been heard
from. He has sent word of his cap
ture to General MacArthur.
Cecil Rhodes has failed to secure the
aid of the British government in his
Cape-to-Cairo railway scheme.
Paymaster-General Stewart, having
reached the age limit, will be retired
with the rank of rear-admiral.
Howell T. Morgan, who returned to
South Bend, Ind., from Alaska, where
he had lost his mind and money, com
mitted suicide.
Secretary Hay has been formally no
tified of the release of the Spanish
garrison at Ponapet, in the Caroline
islands, and of a naturalized American
citizen named Meiinder, held as a pris
oner of war since last summer.
Aguinaldo has again sent envoys to
General Otis with peaoe proposals, but
as they bear the same instructions as
before they will accomplish nothing.
They still insist that consent of the
Filipino congress must be obtained.
As a result of Geneial Torres' op
pressive conduct toward American
merchants trading at Bluefields, Nica
ragua, - this government has deter
mined to require the Nioaraguan gov
ernment to relieve him ftom duty at
that point.
Archbishop Corrigan's letter to the
pope, thanking him for his declaration
against "Americanism," was answered
immediately by the caidinal secretary
of state, who expressed to the arch
bishop the great satisfaction which it
gave his holiness. '
LATER NEWS.
Several negros were killed in a storm
Which swept - over chambers county,
Georgia.
At a fire in Massllon, O., one fire
man was killed and a woikman fatally
injured. ;
The president and Mrs. McKinley
have gone to Hot Springs, Va., for a
10 days'. vacation.
Fifteen cases of disease in Leclaire,
la., have been identified by officers of
the state boatd of health as smallpox.
The Davenport council has declared
a quarantine against Leclaire.
The Topeka Capital has'" started a
popular Subscription to purchase a
sword for General Funston, the brave
Kansan. Every county, town and city
in the state is asked- to contribute. :
i George Olmstead,' oonductor of the
train the ' Wardner rioters stole, has
been arrested. He ran between Wal
lace and Burke - for years, yet persists
he did not recognize any of the orowd.
At Doniphan, Kan., District Judge
Stuait refused to grant a divorce to
Ellen Phillips from P. O. Phillips, be
cause their marriage was brought about
by an advertisement in a matrimonial
paper. .
Major Marchand, leader of the
famous Marchand expedition, which
was returning from Fashoda, on the
Nile, to the Red pea, en route to
Franoe, ia reported to have been killed
by a band of marauders.
The Missouri house has passed And
sent to the governor an important bill
requiring Missouri corporations to
keep their principal office in the state,
and , providing that at least three di
rectors shall be residents of Missouri.
Governor Stanley, of Kansas, has
addressed to the governors of Western
states pressing invitations to attend
the annual convention of the trans
Mississippi commercial congress,
which will be held in Wichita, May
81 to June 8, inolusive.
Representatives of more than a score
of the leading plow manufacturing con
cerns of the United States met in Chi
oago, and virtually completed organiza
tion into which it is proposed ulti
mately to take all manufacturers of
agricultural implements. - The cap
italization of the. new combination is
placed at over $65,000,000.
At Oahkosh, Wis., the engine room
of the saw mill of the Paine Lumber
Company was wrecked by a boiler ex
plosion. The watchman, Eugene Du
bois, and his wife and child, were the
only persons in the mill. The woman
was killed outright. The child died
an hour later, and Dubois may recover.
Cold water turned into a hot boiler
caused the explosion. : ....
At Cedar oreek, in Cass oounty, Ne
braska, a cloudburst occurred, causing
several thousand dollars' damage.
Rudyard Kipling has been offered
and has agreed to accept the degree ol
LL. D. from McGill university, Mon
treal, Canada.
The sheriff of 'Shoshone county, Ida
ho, has been arrested by the federal
authorities, charged with bribing and
abetting the Wardner rioters; and
stepa have been taken to oust him
from office.
Cyrus Dolph, of Portland, Or., son
of the late . United States Senator
Dolph, of Oregon, has been recom
mended by the examining board at the
Presidio for a second lieutenantcy in
the regular army.
Admiral Dewey's physician says l.e
is in perfect health. He has not been
more than 20 miles away trom Manila
since the first day of last May. and he
has not felt the necessity of a physic
ian's aid in that time.
- British industry is being forced to
the rear, and growing American - com
petition alarms England. We are tak
ing rich markets fronT her. Skill in
Engine building on this side ia bring
ing in orders from abroad.
At a monster mass meeting held in
Chicago the president and government
were endorsed, and the Philippine war
was declared to be just and holy. Sup
port was pledged to the boys who are
fighting for the flag 10,000 miles from
home. . "
President McKinley stated Sunday
that he believed the war in the Philip
pines would be at an end within 48
hours. This conclusion is based upon
highly gratifying cablegrams received
from Mr.' Schurgan, president of the
peace commission.
It is rumored that Mabini, president
of the cabinet and minister of foreign
affairs in the so-oalled Filipino govern
ment, who is. a radical, is to be suc
ceeded by Patreno, the framer of the
Spanish treaty of 1896. This change
is regarded as significant at the pres
ent jODOtuie.
It is declared in Washington that the
president's nervous condition and ill
health are the result of his incessant
smoking. Of late, he has smoked
from breakfast to bed time, and while
at work he has constantly a cigar in
his mfftrth. He almost rivals the late
General Grant as a smoker.
Governor Thomas ' has announced
that within a few days, if Piesident
McKinley and the secretary of war con
tinue to ignore his communications on
the subject of the return of the Colo
rado regiment from the Philippines, he
will take steps with the view of secur
ing the immediate recall of the troops.
... $,
j3en.- 'Miles - Blamed by the
... . . Army Commission. ;
SECRETARY ALGER CLEARED
General ISapan Cenfiureft for-? Kxceaslve
Purchase ' of Untried Kationi Meat
rackers Exonerated.
- Washington, May 9. By direction
of the president, who approves the find
ings, Acting Secretary of War Meikle
john, oday made public the report and
findings of the military oourt appointed
to investigate the charges made by Major-General
Miles, commanding the
aimv, that the bsef supplied to the
array during the war with Spain was
unfit for the use of the troops. The
most important features of the report
are: -
The finding that the general's find
ings that the refrigerated , beef was
treated with chemicals were not estab
lished; that his allegations concernins
the canned fresh or canned roast beef
were sustained as to its unsuitability
for food as used on the transports and
as a long-continued field ration; cen
sure of General Miles for "error',' in
failing to promptly notify the secretary
of war when he first formed the opin
ion that the food was unfit; censure of
the commissary-general (then General
Eagan) for the too-extensive purchase
of the canned beef as an untried ration;
censure of Colonel Maus, of General
Miles' staff; the finding that the pack
ers were not at fault, and that the
meats supplied to the army were of the
same quality as those supplied to the
trade generally, and the recommenda
tion that no further proceedings will be
taken in the premises.
The conclusion of the court adverse
to further proceedings based upon the
charges is as follows:
' "It has been developed in the course
of the inquiry, as recited in this report,
that in some instances some individu
als failed to perlorm the full measure
of duty or to observe the proprieties
whiob dignified military laws com
mand; but the court is of the opinion
that the mere statement of official facts
developed meets the end of discipline,
and that the interests of the service
will be best "subserved if. further pro
ceedings be not taken." ' '
UNION MEN BARRED.
May Mot Be Employed in Coenr d'Alene
Under Martial Law,
Spokane, May 9. The miners of
Shoshone county, Idaho, that proposed
to operate during the reign of martial
law may do so only on condition that
they do not employ members of the
Coeur d'Alene Miners' Union. This
is the martial law as lard down by
General Merriam and Attorney-General
Hayes,, of Idaho. ' At a meeting of
the mineowners in this city this morn
ing', Mr. Hayes presented this man
date. The owners uheerfully promised
to obey. ' .
"We're going to clean up the Coeur
d'Alenes," , said Attorney-General
Hayes prior to his departure for Boise.
"I have seen some of the mineowners
today and they have been informed by
the proper authoi hies, that they cannot
employ anyone conneoted with a crim
inal organization in the oounty. The
miners' unions in Shoshone oounty
contain many desperadoes and crimin
als who have under the protection of
the unions perpetrated dimes and out
rages.' .Twice has it been necessary
because of these men and their organi
zations to put the country under mar
tial law. We want to put a stop to
that sort of thing."
TO INVEST BACOLOR.
Country Around San Fernando Will Be
Swept of Rebels.
Manila May 9. To clear the Filipi
nos out : of Bacolor about five miles
southwest of San Fernando, will be
the next task of the Americans. The
rebel general, Mascardo, has a force of
600 men there, well armed and pos
sessed of plenty of ammunition. His
troops have never met American sol
diers, and they think, according to re
ports carried to San Fernando, that
they oan "whip the whole lot."
Bacolor is well intrenched, and thou
sands of natives are working like beav
ers digging trenches and carrying the
dirt - in baskets. The enemy uses his
riflemen for fighting only, but compels
the bolo men and Chinese men, and
even women, to labor- incessantly.
The rebel outpost is about a mile be
yond San Fernando, with a trench that
holds between 200 and 800 men. From
that point several ' volleys were fired
last night upon the camp of the Twen
tieth Kansas regiment.
Neither Major-General MaoArthur
nor Major-General Lawton moved to
day, although each reconnoitered the
country in his vicinity or some miles
from headquarters, developing the
presence of small forces of the enemy.
In the vicinity of Laguna de Bay, the.
rebels are extremely aotive, but the
lines of General Ovenshine and Colonel
Wholley, who is commanding General
King's brigade during the latter'd ill
ness, have been materially strength
ened, and there is no danger in that
direction.
OPPORTUNITIES IN PORTO RICO
Room for Tounj Men of Enterprise and
Kngrergy. -
. Washington, May 9. Owing to the
large number of inquiries that have
been received by the members of the
insular commission since their reoent
leturn from Porto Rico, General Rob
ert P. Kennedy has prepared a state
ment as to the resources and conditions
in Porto Rioo, which he thinks will
cover the points upon which the great
est interest has been manifested. Con
cerning the people themselves, General
Kenedy says:
"There can scarcely be found on the
globe a more hospitable and warm
hearted people than those of Porto
Rice. They are in full sympathy with
American institutions. There is a
great deal of poverty in the island, as
it is understood in the United States.
That is, the people live in flimsily
constructed huts, have few clothes and
still less of ready money, but, owing to
the bounty ot nature around them,
they oan live with little work and few
worldly goods and still not suffer from
either cold or hunger. The stories of
starvation upon the island are baseless
fabrications.
' "While the richer classes live well
in beautifully appointed homes and
have been, for the most part, educated
abroad, so that they can speak Englsh,
the percentage of illiteracy among the
poorer classes is very high, reaching 90
per cent, but this is laigely due to the
fact that there are no schools worthy
the iiame outside of the largest towns,
or, indeed, one might say, in the whole
island.
"As to agricultural opportunities, I
should say that not one-fourtb of the
land, is under cultivation, and thous
ands of aores yet remain to be given
over to husbandry. Lands are held at
good prices, owing to tire promise of
an influx of people from the United
States. Still, there is opportunity for
many thousands of persons who really
wish to engage in agriculture in the
island. That there are great oppoi tun
itiea in Porto Rico is unquestionable.
To young men desiring to seek per
manent homes and who have a good
stock of energy and enterprise, Porto
Rico offers great inducements. But I
would discourage the simple adventurer
who expects to leap a quick and un
earned rewdrd.
"The opportunities for stock-rais
ing, it appears to me, are superior to
those in almost any part of the United
States', and this without disparagement
to our own country." "
FRANCE PRESSES CHINA.
Demands Concessions for Missionary
Outrages.
Peking, May 9. The French minis
ter, M. Piohon, has demanded mining
concessions to the value of 1,200.000
taels in the province ot Szechuan, one
of the largest in China, and traversed
by the Yang-tse-Kiang, as indemnity
for the recent imprisonment of a
French missionary. The demand is
considered exorbitant. The Chinese
say that' the existing conditions of re
bellion are not due to any laok of en
ergy on the part of the government,
whioh has frequently consulted the
French minister regarding the best
means of obtaining the freedom of the
priests in question.
According to advices from Hankow,
capital of the province of Hoo Fee, the
Russians contemplate taking definite
action with reference to property now
owned by British subjects in the Rus
sian Jardine concession. . The Russian
consul refuses to reoognize the titles of
the claimants. The affair threatens to
interfere seriously with the Peking
Hankow railroad project, and the dis
missal of , the Russian official . is con
sidered to be the only remedy.
Admiral Dewey Accepts.
New York, May 9. Dewey cabled
Saturday that he would accept the
$100-a-plate banquet to be tendered
him on his return. This is only one
of a number of functions now being
planned , and given great impetus by
the arrival of the cruiser Buffalo,
which made record-time home from
Manila . in 44) days. All the officers
declare that Dewey is in the best of
health and spirits, and is satisfied with
being the head of the navy, wants no
presidential troubles, and is planning
to oome home as soon as peaoe is con.
eluded.
Powder Plant Wrecked.
Pottsville, Pa., May 9. The powder
mill plant of the Pottsville Water
Company, located seven miles east,
blew up today, destroying 18 tons of
powder. No workmen were about the
plant at the time of the explosion. A
gang of tramps, it is believed, set fire
to a magazine, which contained 14 tons
of blasting powder. Five minutes
later there was a second explosion,
when the drying-house, containing four
tons of powder, went up. The two
explosions wrecked the entire plant.
Debris was carried for a distance of
half a mile. The loss amounts to about
$10.000.
Cruiser Buffalo Home.
New York, May 9. Flying a
."homeward bound" penant, the Unit
ed States cruiser Buffalo, came into
port this morning after a record-break
ing run from Manila. She brought 596
officers and men from Dewey's fleet,
more than half of whom participated
in the battle of Manila bay. The men
are those whose - terms of enlistment
have expired.
Nearly Plunged Into Civil
War by Two Generals.
AN EXPEDITION ON THE RIVER
Gunboats Bombard and Capture Two
Towns ou the ltlo Grande Hebels'
Daring; Trick at San Fernando.
Manila, May 10. The army gun
boats Laguna de Bay and Cavadonga
returned today from an expedition up
the San Fernando river, where it was',
learned that just before the battle of
San Tomas the insurgents were almost
plunged into civil war. :
.General Luna, when an engagement
with the Americans was inevitable,
sent bank to Bacolor to demand of Gen
eral Mascardo reinforcements. Mas
on rdo said he would take orders only
from Aguinaldo. Luna, with a soli
tary regiment, made a forced march to
Bacolor. Mascardo ordefed his com
mand to form in line of battle. Out
side of the opposing forces the insur
gents camp was all confusion.
Aguinaldo was terrified by the situa
tion and ordered his chief of staff, Col
onel Arguelles, to make peace at all
hazards. The soldiers were waiting
orders to fight when Arguelles called a
conference with the rival generals.
Aguinaldo begged Luna and Mascardo
not to plunge the Filipino forces into
civil strife at such a time.
His entreaties prevailed, Luna re
turned to the front with reinforce
ments, and Mascardo was oonrt-mar-tialed
for insubordination. The bat
tle of San Tomas followed, and Luna
received wounds in the shoulder and
groin that will surely disable him for
the rest of the campaign, and. may .
cause. hie death.
Guagua was bombarded and carried
by assault. The insurgents fired the
town and abandoned a small gunboat
of their own. :
It was from the civil governor of the
district, Jose Enfante, who stayed to
welcome the Americans, that the news
about Luna was received. He said
that 5,000 to 8.000 natives had been
killed since the beginning of hostili
ties, and 500 insurgents retreated from
Guagua toward Bacolor-when., they
heard the cannonading by the gunboats
as they approached up the river. In
the graveyard at Guagua are 400 newly
made graves. ,
The insurgent forces have been di
vided, one body, under command of
General Mascardo, going to the west
of San Fernando, and the other, com
manded by General Antonio Luna,
moving north. Both these leaders
claim supreme command of the Fili
pino army. . General 'Luna will fall
baok to Terlac. and from that plaoe
move toward San Isadoro. .
- General MacArthur will make San
Fernando his base of operations, send
ing out detachments of troops as they
may be necessary. '
Rebels' Daring; Trick.
Manila, May 10. The Filipinos sur
prised the United States forues at San
Fernando with a dating trick yester
day. A railway train, with an engine
at, each end, was run almost to the -American
outposts, and in plain sight
of the town. Before-theyNoould be
reached a gang of natives sprang off the
train and tore up several lengths of
railway track, boarded the train again
and steamed away, so quickly that
theie was no opportunity to capture
the raiders.
The Nebraska regiment is asking for
temporary releif from duty. Only 875
men of this regiment are left at the
front. -.-'. '
BIG RAILROAD TRUST.
Consolidation of Lines Between Boston
': and Chicago.
Cleveland, May 10. According to a
high official of the Vanderbilt lines in
this city, the details of a big railroad
tiust, whioh is to include all the lines
between Boston and Chicago, are now
being worked out and the consolidaion
may be completed within the next few
weeks. The recent puronase of short
lines . in New York, Pennsylvania,
Ohio, Indiana and Illinois was in line
with the plans for the consolidation
which has been in contemplation. It
ia not the purpose to have all the lines
unfler one management exactly, but to
apportion them among the Pennsyl
vania company, the vanderbilt inter
ests and the Baltimore & Ohio Com
pany, when it shall have been reorgan
ized, giving to eaoh system the lines
that it can use to the best advantage.
German Meat Bill.
Berlin, May 10. It is authorita
tively stated that the oommittee of the
reiohstag to whioh was referred the
meat inspection bill which was substan
tially ' agreed upon by the imperial
cabinet and the United States ambas
sador, Andrew D. White, has reported
against the measure and in favor of
bills hostile to Air.encan interests, and
that the government will probably re
fuse to sanction it. The bill, as re
ported back, provides for an examina
tion of American meats impossible to
enforce without utterly destroying
American trade with Germany.