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    he Hood River Glacier.
It's a Cold Day When We Get Left.
VOL. XI.
HOOD RIVER, OREGON, FRIDAY, MAY 2, 1899.
NO. 1.
HOOD RIVER GLACIER
Published Every Friday by
' 8. F. III.VTIIK. .
Term, ol aiitmf rltlnn $.Ui a year w lien paid
In advance; fi l( tint paid in advance.
TIIK Mtll.e.
The mail arrives from Ml. Hood at 10 o'clock
a. m. WeriueUays mul 8uIiiiU)h; departs the
same iluyi At nwin.
hor ( heiioneth, leaves at S a. m. Tuesdays,
Thursdays ami atnrtays; ntiitti hi ti p. m.
Km While lljiion leans daily at l:;!u p. m.j
arrives al l.;iu a. m.
Iriim While halmoti leaves for Knlita, (illnmr,
Trout Lake ami Glen wood iloiida.. a, Wednes
days ami Kthlays.
iter IK.
i" 7, I, (.'. Meets Bsaland Ihini Moll
a) a lu each month.
IJ. HHIUAliD, ti. O.
J. H Keboi'son, Soeri'iary.
C1ANHY POsT, No. lit, li. . 11. -Meet, at A.
J (I. I'. W. Hall lnt r.itiud is uf each uiontli
at 2 o'clock . m. All 1. A. It. moiiiboiH lu
vlled to Inuct with Ub.
!.. lliu.. Commander
T. J. Ct NHlNO, Ailjuluiil.
CANBY W. R. '., No. 1 Meets first Sstnr.
day of each month In A. ti. I . W . hull at J
p. m. Mas, ti. P. mow..).',, Prc-julcul.
Mas. Ursi'I.a Iji'kkk, Kevrutarv.
HOOD KIVK.R I.OIKIE. No. Utt, A. F. and A.
M. Mecis fiatnrdav evenina on or e-eloie
each full moon. il. Y. I) .viuso., W, M.
U. McIiukai.0, Secretary.
HOOD UIVKIt (;IIA1"I Kit, No. 27, R. A. M.
Mcela third Friduy nliiht of cacti month.
K. L. rijiiril, II. f.
O. K. Williams, Secretary.
HOOD KIVER CHAPTER, 'o. 2. O. K. 8.
Meeta .Satuidtiv alter each full moon.
Mas. hva Iiaynk, W. M.
O. E. Williams, Kvcrutary.
OI.KTA ASHKMHI.Y, No. M, I'titled Art's.ms.
Meet sreond aisd foil rt ii AioiiiIhv lniclitf
of each liionth at Kiute nily hall. B others
and abler, cordially invited to nn-.i w I i nx.
A. f. liA'l'KI.All, M. A.
S. B. Cray, Secretary.
Al'COMA I.OIKiK, No. PO, K. of P.-Mccts
lu A, O. U. W. hall ev.-r,- 'iVe duv nk-hi.
!. V. l.KAilAU. (;. c.
0. T. PlMTHKR, K. of R. Si 8.
TilVKKHIDK I.ODliE, No. f.S, A. O. P. V.
Jt Meets Hrst and third Miturdavn of each
moiitu, J. fc. IIami, M. W.
J. K. Watt. Financier,
H. L. lloU K, Recorder.
IDI.KWILPE I.OIH1E. No. 107, 1. O. O. F
Meeta 111 Fraternal hall everv ThuiKday
Iiljtht. O. It. Hahtlky N. O.
il. 1. HmBABi), Secretary.
y F. SHAW, M. D.
Telephone No. 81.
All Calls Promptly Attended
Office upstairs over Copp!e's store. All calls
left. at the orllee or residence will he promptly
attended to. . ,, i
JOHN LELAND UliNDlCIiSON
ATTORNEY-ATI.AW, A flSTRAi TER, NO
TARY PI HI.1C ami HEAL
KSTA'l'K AtiKXT.
For 21 yeara a rehldent of Oregon and Wash
ington. !ia had many jer expe.ieiice in
Real Estate matters, as abstiacter, .cuiel.eroi
titlea and aiteut. l-ttlisiiu lion guumiilet d or no
cliaige.
J F. WATT, M. D.
Graduate of RcllevitP Ifoapltal Medlcnl C il
lexe, In (ieneial pr.ictiee al Hood River,
Oregon.
HuiKeon for 0. B. & N. Co. Is especif.lly
fqHippvd to treat catarrh of nose and throal
and diacasen of omcn.
ha'eial teinia fur ollice tiealiiient of clirouie
catea.
JJETISTiY
pr H. W. P.enjumln, dentist, of Portland, will
,.ae regular visiis in llooil River, and will
.iave rooms at thi- .Mt. Iloo 1 hotel. All the lif
ferent tnethiMls ol crowiiluir and lilliug iietlt.
Prleea reasonahie, and auii.-iiictiou KUuiauleid.
Portland Ollice Room 3U Oiei;oiiiun huihl
Ing. piONEEIl MILLS
IlAnmsoN Eros., Troph.
FLOUR. FEED AM) AM. CEREALS
Ground and manufactured.
Whole Wheat Graham a specialty. Custom
(rinding done every Saturday. During the
busy acason addillunal daya will be lueiit.oued
in the local columns.
HOon KIVER, OI1KGON.
gRADLEY
rilOTOG RATHER.
Gftllpry opi ti three iIrvr in the wppIc
Tliurmlav, Kriilay rihI 'Salunlay until
further notice. Fiiht-cluHst work ntid
All Work Warranted.
QOLUMBIA NUPoERY
Large Rflaorlnient of all kinds of
nursery B.ock. Kend lur cata
log ....
II. C. BATEIIAM,
HikmI Kiver Or.
piIE GLACIER
BARBER SHOP.
Grant Evass - Proprietor,
noon itiVKii, or.
JJT. HOOD SAW MILLS
TOMI.lvtO.il Bkos, Props.
FIR AND TINE LUMBER
Of the bpt. q'lnlity alwas on hand at
jiriog to unit the times.
DALLAS & SIWXGLKK,
UEAI.EKS IN
Hardware, Stoves and Tinware
Kitchen Furniture, numbers'
Goods, Trim in! Tools, Etc.
We have a new and pfimtdcto stork
ot hitrdwiiiv, cloven and tinware, t"
which we will keep coiihtantly adiline.
Our priivs will continue to be as low a?
1'orllauJ prices.
EEPAIEWS TIIWIRE i SPE liLTT.
f QF I II
From All Parts of the New
World and the Old.
OF INTEREST TO OUR READERS
Conipreliou.ive Kevlew of tha Import
ant Happening! of tho 1'aat Wock!
Culled From tho Tolocritph Coluaaul
S
An onidinitified Amoriciin -soUlinr
aits killed in Havana, in a row with the
police. '
. General MerriJwn has asked for more
tioopa. . He want cavalry this time to
prevent disorder at Burke and Mullan.
Pnwideitt Diaz, of Mexico, will ac
cept on invitation to visit Chicago and
the United States duiing the full fes
tival. JnrlK'U linker, of the United States
difltrict court at Indianapolis, lint ion
i lured a decision in which ho holds that
axheiilT is lesponsible for a prisoner
in his charge, and is subject to damage
for his lynching.
Tho , Oregon - regiment, though en
titled to come home first, is fur from
Manila, bearing the brunt of tho Law
ton campaign, and may not be back
when the time for the return of the
volunteers begins.
Mexico is considering the refunding
of hot existing national 6 per cent gold
debt held in loreiga countries. The
scheme anticipate! an increased prin
ciiial, but a reduolion ir. tho amount of
annual interest by reason of a lower
rate.
Judge Mayhew has doniod the ap
plication for a wiit of habeas corpus
for County Oommiflnioners Boyle and
Stimson, who ato in jail at Wurdnar.
In rendering the decision, he denied
every material contention of the appli
cants. President McKinley has sont the fol
lowing cablegram to Otis at Manila:
"Convey to Law ton and the gulaut
men of his command my congratula
"tions upon the successful operations
during the past month, resulting in the
capture of San Iflidro.'
" On" the i birthday of the king of
Spain, many Spaniards in Havana
raised flags over thoir houses. This
made the Cubans rise in revolt. The
house of Juan Monttoto, a Spanish
merchant, wad raided by Cubans and
tho Spanish flag torn down. Tho po
lice intetfeied and clubbed tho raiders,
arresting several.
A Washington dispatch says: The
brilliant campaign of Colonel Sum
mers, of Oregon, under General Law
ton, is likely tb win him a brigadier
general's commission. Colonel Sum
mers is now commanding a brigade,
and if there was a vacancy in the
brigadier list, lie would be named at
onco.
General Pilar, a Philippine officer,
is tired and wants to surrender.
A Georgia colored couple burnod
their four childien nearly to death; the
man ran away; the woman was caught
in tho act.
Fivo thousand Spanish prisoners have
been taken into a northern province of
Luzon, beyond reach of aid by Ameri
can troops.
Dock laborers atCienfurgos demand
ed more pay, and not being satisfied,
raised a riot, in which ouo was killod
and several wounded.
C. V. Nordstrom, who murdered
William Mason in Seattle over eitiht
years ago, has been sentenced for the
fourth time to be hanged.
William Lockndge, an escaped Mis
souri robber and niurderei,wlio was re
ported to have been drowned recently
at Astoria, has been discovered and ar
rested in Montana.
The gigantio copper trusts recently
formed by Marcus Daly and W. A.
Clake, rival Montana mllionaires, have
taken up the Western Washington cop
per belt, near Index.
Rear-Admiral John G. Watson, who
will relieve Admiral Dewey in com
mand of tho Asiatic squadron, sailed
for his post on the steamet City of
Peking from San Francisco.
Several prominent government offi
cials at Washington have organized
themselves into a committee to receive
subscriptions for a Dewey fund. United
States Treasurer Roberta will receive
the subscriptions. The first sent in
was f250, from Felix Angus, of the
Baltimore American.
At Moscow, Idaho, the United States
grand iury session returned indict
ments against the ringleaders of the
mob that delay-id the Northern Pacirlo
and the O. R. & N. mail trains, and
some 400 others of the Canyon creek
and Wardner miners that participated
in seizing the trains.
The United States government il
about to establish a permanent mili
tary poet in Southeastern Alaska.
Light fortifications are to be put in and
a large force of troops will be sent
north as soon as they can be spared.
The recent trouble over the Canadian
boundary and a rapidly glowing feel
ing of uneasiness among the Indians if
said to be the cause.
LATER NEWS.
A Democratic conference has been
iallod to meet in St. Louis this week.
The grain shovelois' fitlike at Onf
all), K. Y., has been settled, and the
men will leturn to work.
The supreme court did not decide
tho Oregon "overlap" case in hkh so
much interest has been exhibited,' and
it goes over until the October term.
The section men o the Grand Trunk
railwuy system recently asked for an
increase in wages, which was refused,
and about 800 men have struck. ,4 The
strike' affects thu road from Ssrma,
Ont., to Portland, Me.
A portion-of the'lfwaco lailway''&
Navigation Company's trestle at II
Waco collapsed, while the beacii train
was passing over it, and the locoinotivi
was dumped oveiboard into the bay,
but fortunately no one was injured.
While digging for relics at the sit
of old Foit Mackinac, in Michigan,
six complete skeletons were un
earthed. This is possibly the burying
place of some of the victims of the
massacre which took place 130 yean
ago.
Three Chicago men, employes of the
Aetna Powder Company, at Aetna,
were blown to atoms in tho explosion
of a tank of nitro gycerline. A pipt
leading from the engine burst, igniting
some saw dust and leaves near a flue
leading into the room containing the
nitro-glyoerine tank. '
General del Pilar, one of Aguinaldo'f
peaoe envoys, says: "The insurgent)
are anxious to surrender, but want tin
assurance first that there will be n(
putting to dcuth of tho leaders in tlx
rebellion, and some proof that Ameri
cans will carry out tho general state
monts in thoir proclamation.
Uncle Sam will inform Brazil that
she must be mure careful in future.
Her disopnrtety to the Wilmington is
to receive attention. A proper repm
sentation of the facts will be made,
and it is expected that the Brazilian
government will promptly investigate
and make amends. No troublo is ex
pected. . Private letters from Riga, province
of Livonia, Prussia, report that Lettish
and Lihunaniun workmen there quar
reled because the lutter worked for
lower wages, and street fighting fol
lowed, whereupon tho military inter
fered. Several workmen were killed,
many injured, and a number of housei
were destioyed.
A fund of $160,000, drawn from a
dividend on 400,038 shares of world's
fair sock, is being set aside for needy
and suffering members of the various
Illinois volunteer regiments of Cook
county who sorved in Cuba. Funds
are reported now on hand to pay a 4
per cent dividend on the stock, and a
relief committee will be appointed
from the socioty of the army of San
tiago to act with a committee of colo
nels of tho regiment to secure tho divi
dend. Agonoillo is , said to be in Hong
Kong under an assumed name.
Nearly 400 persons lost their lives
in the big Australian hurricane.
Arbitration, it is said, will have
first place in the peace conference.
England will press a number of large
damage claims against Nicaragua.
Ex-United States Senator Charles
Buckalew, of Pennsylvania, is dead.
The wife of a Georgia planter killod
a negro who tried to enter her room.
Vice-President Hobart is slowly re
covering from his illness, and is now
able to sit up.
The Buffalo strikers have taker
Bishop Quigley's advice and are re
turning to work.
The Yukon river is open from Lake
Lebarge to Dawson, but the ice on the
lakes is still solid.
The Keina Mercedes, one of Cor
vera's Beet sunk off Santiago last July,
has arrived at Hampton Koads.
Four men wera killed in the Wai
Eagle mine at Rossland, by the hoist
getting away from the engineer.
A Chicago court has held that bank
directors are not liable for the mis
management of funds by a speculating
president,
The Atlantic linei Paris ran ashore
on the English coast. She lost hot
course in a heavy fog. The officers
and crew kept cool and the passengers
were taken off without fatality.
The cruiser Olympia, with Admiral
Dewey on board, has left Manila for
this country. The first stop will be al
Hong Kong. An enthusiastic farewell
was given by the vessels and forts in
Manila harbor.
Levi Moore, a clerk in the city
market, at Kansas City, shot and per
haps fatally wounded Mrs. Jennie
Campbell, Mis. Ella Land is and Mrs.
Anna Meek, in a jealous rage. The
Campbell woman had deserted Moore
for another man.
Major-General Otis has declined to
recognize the rebels to the extent of
agreeing to an armistice, but he has
notified the American commanders to
refrain temporarily from aggressive ao
tion. Thus he is in a position to re-;
some hostilities at any time. This
will defeat any subterfuges to gain
time, which would not be thu case if
the geneial agreed to an armistice. 1
Property Loss Estimated at
$1,000,000.
DRUNKEN WOMAN UPSET LAMP
People lleeanm rnlo-Strleken mnd
Wera Inabla to Sara Anything
Hullilln- Material Scarce.
.-' '.
v -. ,. -
oria, B. O., May 23. The main
portion of the city of Dawson was de
stroyed by tire on April 26, causing
loss of $1. 000,000. In all. 111 build
ings, including the British North
America bank, were bured. The newa
was brought down by T. S. Humes, a
son of Mayor Humes, of Seattle; J.
Toklas and a third party, who left
Dawson April 27, and mada their way
out by canoe to Lake Lebarge, and then
over the ice, having a most perilous
trip.
Toklas re)otta that the fire occurred
in tiie very heart of the business center
of the city, beginning near the opera
house, on the water front, on d "spread
ing with unusual rapidity. It was
driven by a strong north wind, destroy
ing everything in its way on that street
down to and including Donahue &
Smith's establishment.
- The fire then took in all of the water
fiont buildings abreast of the same
blocks. It ciossed the street, burned
through and spread over to Second
street, covering the principal business
portion of Dawson, leaving it all in
ashes, with the firemen helpless and
powerless to do anything.
The fire consumed everything from
Timmin'i Royal cafe down to and
opposite the Fairview hotel, the build
ings being as dry as timber. The
lames spread with such rapidity that
tho peoplo became panicstricken and
unable to save anything in the way of
furniture, goods and clothing. Among
the most prominent of the firms burned
out were the Bank of British Noith
America, the Canadian Bank of Com
merce, McLelhin & McFeeley, of Vic
toria, Vancouver and Dawson; the
Parsons Piodnce Company, of Winni
peg; the Royal cafe, Donahue & Smith,
the Aurora saloon, the Bodesa, the
Madden house, tho Victoria hotel, the
McDonald block and the California ex
ohange. There is a famine in all kinds of
bnilding material as a result of the
fire. The few articles still remaining
outside of tho burnt district hare quad
rupled in prices. Doors are selling for
$35 each, d r locks $8 each, nnd every
thing else in proportion.' Nothing in
the way of rebuilding enn be done un
til the opening of navigation, several
weeks from now, as there is not over
8,000 feet of lumber in the place.
The fire was caused by a drunken
woman upsetting a lamp in a disorderly
house.
None of the big warehouses were
touched by the fire, so there will be no
shortage of provisions, even if the lakes
should not open before the middle of
June, which is now predicted.
Provisions have not advanced in
price, nor clothing, the companies be
ing determined apparently to do all in
their power to relieve the general dis
tress. A conservative estimate of the
loss is $1,000,000. This is based on
Klondike valuations. This is the third
lurga fire that visited Dawson. ,
IN THE LAST DITCH.
Fillpinna, Anxloua to Surrender, Still
right for Time.
Manila, May 23. The United States
Philippine com mission has submit
ted to the Filipino commissioners a
draft of the form of government the
president is to establish. According
to this plan a governor-general will be
appointed for the islands by the presi
dent, as will also a cabinot, and later
an advisory council will be elected by
thL?SSJ?li.- -
Heady to Give Vp.
Manila, May 23. Judge-Advocate
Alberto Barretto, one of tho Filipino
commissioners, conferred today with
the American Philippine commis
sion. The primary object of the con
ference was to ascertain the kind of
government that the United States
proposes to establish here. The Fili
pino commissioners have no power to
effect a settlement, but must refer all
matters to Aguinaldo.
In an interview, General Gregorio
Pilar, one of the peace envoys, said:
"The insurgents are anxious to sur
render, but want the assurance first
that there will be no putting to death
of the leaders in the rebellion, and
some proof that the Americans will
cany out the generons statements in
their proclamation.
"We have been acquainted with the
Americans only a short time. If they
are sincere, we will agree to uncondi
tional surrender. In negotiations en
tered into with authorized Spanish
offioers in the previous rebellion, simi
lar promises were made, bnt were not
carried out. Ruiz and others were put
to death in spite of these promises.
"If we give np our arms we are at
the complete mercy of the Americans.
"We realize the hopelessness of a
Filipino republic, for the people are
now impoverished, and a continuance
of hostilities would only increase the
suffering."
TORNADO-SWEPT TEXAS.
Oreat I.oaa of Property In Erath and
Tltua Counties.
Houston, Tex., May . 24. One of
the worst tornadoes that has visited
Texas since the storm which destroyed
the town of Cisco, three years ago, and
in which some 60 pooplo were killed,
passed over portions of Erath and. Titus
counties yesterday noon, tho facts of
which were received here today. The
storm came fiom the northwest, and
passed over strip of country 200 yard
wide, in a southeasterly direction.
The tornado wai accompanied by vivid
lightning and a heavy hail storm. A ,
- Eufrerai houios nil'C .t'Sli L-nitdings
were wrecked in several loc - ities, the
most serious being at Mount Pleasant,
Titus county. " 'Thejnoon services had
just closed, and the people were leav
ing when the wind struck the building.
A bolt of lightning and the wind de
scended upon the house simultaneous
ly, wrecking it, and scattered the de
bris in all directions. Vt. A. Kauf
man was instantly killed, and 16 other
persons were more or !"sa injured,
some fatally Three ar j in a dying
onndition, according to reports. A
woman with a babe in her arms was
struck by lightning, bin miraculously
escaped death. A little girl was strip
led of her clothing, but only slightly
butt. The tornado struck Stephen
ville mid did considerable damage,
wrecking- many lionses, bnt no one was
killod. Tho Cumberland Presbyterian
church was nnroofed and badly dam
uged. Many buildings in Stepheuville
were leveled, among thorn the Metho
dist church. One man was killed and
three injured near Dublin. It is re
ported that several were killod seven
miles northeast of Stephenyille. Tiees
nnd crops in the wake of the storm
were reported to bo destroyed, but au
thentic details of the disaster have not
been reoelved.
THE DAWSON f:ZZ.
Woman Who Caused It and Her Com
panion! Hnra ileen Arreated.
Victoria, R. C, May 24. No fur
ther details of the' Dawson fire have
been received. " The only accident
known to have occurred befell a fire
man, who was severely hut I about the
head by a blazing log, which was
blown from a burning buil ling. It is
stated that tho woman wh' nonet the
lamp which caused tlstrph3
and the other inmates and occupants
of tho house have been arrested and
may be severely dealt with. A re
port is also current here that only the
bank of British North America of the
chartered financial institutions was de
stroyed, not both it and the Bunk of
Commerce.
Riley, Toklas and Humes, the men
who brought out the news of the Are,
are reported to have collected hun
dreds and even thousands of dollars as
private mail-cairiers for "tho prompt
delivery of the communications of
which they were bearers. One of these
was addressed to the inspector of the
Bank of British North America, and
considerably reduces the amount of the
bank's loss by fire. It is understood
that tho record of tho bank notes con
sumed was destroyed with them, but
it is nevertheless quite possible that
this will not mean lost money.
PORTRAIT OF DEWEY.
Vermont Commissions Thomas II. Wooo
to Taint It.
New York, May 24. The state of
Vermont has commissioned Thomas W.
Wood to paint Admiral Dewey's por
trait, and immediately after the ad
miral has been welcomed in the harbor
of New York he will pose for his pio
ture, which, when finished, promises
to remain in history as famous as that
of Farragut on the Hartford.
The artist is a fellow-citizen of Ad
miral Dewey. He wrote to the ad
miral in October, making the sugges
tion, and a few days ago, under date
of January 80, he received an ac
knowledgment of his letter and a
cheerful consent to the plan. Mr.
Wood will make two paintings if time
will permit one a bust of the admiral
and the other a full-length portrait
showing the admiral standing on the
bridge of the Olympia in the white
duck uniform that ho wore when he
gave the order to attack Montojo't
fleet.
TO REDEEM IN GOLD.
Currency Reform Planned by the Re
publican Committee.
Washington, May 23. Il is under
stood that the house Republican cau
cus committee appointed to frame a
scheme of currency reform has agreed
npon a measure along the following
lines:
The redemption of all obligations of
the government in gold on demand.
Greenbacks, when once redeemed for
gold, to be reissued only for gold.
Permitting national banks to issue
notes to the paper value of their gov
ernment deposit in the treasury, in
stead of 90 per cent, as at present
Permitting the minimum capacity
of national banks to be $25,000 instead
of $50,000, as at present.
This plan is much less comprehen
sive than ardent advocates of general
currency revision have Urged, but was
adopted because harmonious agree
ment on it was possible, which was not
the case when mote radical measure
were suggested.
Commission Submits Rebels
a Form of Government.
ACKNOWLEDGED TO BE LIBERAL
(lovernor-Oeneral to lie Appointed by
the I'realdeut. amal a Advisory
Council Klfietert by ifi. ' ''eoprb. ,
' rt
MAnila, May 21. i'ro.essor P.iiih
mann, head of the Unitei' Stales Phil
ippine commission, today submitted
the lollowing written pi ipositiot.a to
the Filipinos:
While final decisions a; ' to form of
government is in the h.Aids of con
gress, the president, undot his military
powers, pending the act on of con
gress, stands ready to ofTo the follow
ing form of government: A govurnor
L'oneral to be appointed uy the presi
dent; cabinet to be appointed by the
governor-general; all judi-'S to be ap
pointed by the president; 'leads of de
partments and judges either
Americans or Filipinos,-! r both; also
general advisory council. Its members
to be chosen by the people by a form
of Suffrage to be hereafter caiefnl)y de
termined npon; the president earnestly
desires hlooiUhed to oease, and the
people of the Philippines at an early
date to enjov the largest measures of
self-government compatible with peace
and order.
Tho commission prepared this
scheme, and the president cabled his
approval. The Filipinos ave made
no definito proposition exee inr cessn
tion of hostilities untilithy can pre
sent the Question of peace t tho peo
ple. Schurmann told the I' ilipinos
they had no means of gathering the
people together, as the Americans con
trol most of tho ports. He also re
minded them of the liberal form of
government offered them, and pointed
out that it was hotter than conditions
existing under Spanish rule. Gozaga,
president of the Filipino commission,
admitted the form of government pro
posed was liberal. Civilian members
of the Philippine commission have de
clined to co operatt r wl.V. e ottajr.
liien.UtiS of Ihri cOiliiiriftiiuri; ha' the
former consider Aguinaldo's late de
mand preposterous, aftor Otis' refusal
of armistice, referring to his wish for
time in ordor to consult the Filipino
congress.
WORK NEARLY DONE.
First California nnd Second Oregon Will
lie Among the First to Iteturn.
Washington, May 24. General Otis
oabloB from Manila to the war depart
ment that the transport Warren ar
rived safely on the 18th inst. The
Wurren had 1,200 men of the Sixth
artillery aboard.
The war department is proceeding
on the theory that bv the end of July
not a volunteer will be left in Manila,
and General Otis' report today that
the transport Warren has arrived ad
vances the time when the homewad
movement of the volunteer troops will
begin. Already notice has been issued
that mail for the First California and
Second Oregon volunteer regiments
should not be sent to Manila, but to
Sun Francisco.
Model Camp at Tresltllo.
Washington, May 24. In anticipa
tion of the prompt return of volunteer
troops in the Philippines, the secre
tary of war today telegraphed instruc
tions to General Shatter, commanding
the department at San Francisco, to
establish a model camp at the Presidio
for the accommodation of about 4,000
volunteers from Manila, pending their
muster out.
The New Cruisers.
Washington, May 24. The board of
naval bureau chiefs today agreed upon
the details of the six new cruisers,
Denver, Des Moines, Chattanooga,
Galveston, Taooma and Cleveland,
which are the only vessels provided in
the last naval appropriation bill that
can be undertaken this year, owing to
the inability of the department to se
cure armor for them. They will be
sheathed with copper and of 3.100 tons
when light, and 3,400 tons when ready
for a cruise. That is slightly larger
than the Raleigh and the Cincinnati,
which are of 3,000 tons. . "
The speed is fixed at 16 knots, or
2 knots per hour less than the Ra
leigh, but this deficiency is more than
made up by the large steaming radius
of the new ships. At full .speed, they
can steam without replenishing the
coal bunkers for 2.800 knots, while at
the rate of 10 knots they . can cover
6,925 miles, or the entire distance
from San Francisco to Manila. Water
tube boilers will furnish the steam for
twin-screw engines of 4,500 horse
power each, placed in a separate com
partment. McKinley Visits Hobart.
Washington, May S3. The presi
dent and Secretary Hitchcock attended
the 70th anniversary of the celebra
tion of the organization of the Wes
ley Methodist chapel. T,-
During the afternoon Mr. and Mrs.
McKinley went out for a long drive.
They stopped for a time at the resi
dence of the vice-president, who they
found improving and sitting up.