The Hood River glacier. (Hood River, Or.) 1889-1933, November 17, 1899, Image 1

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til Vartlwniv, stoves and tinware, to
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Our i': i fit will continue to be as low as
P nlitiid prices.
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News of the World.
kn Interesting ColUctloa of Items Froej;
tha Two Hemlsptaaras Prsentd .
In a Condausad Form.
Mahalacat In Luzon hits beun occu'
pied by the Americana.
The Wanhington volunteers were pre
sented with meduls in Seattle.
Major-General LurUow, civil rover
nor 01 Havana, la visiting iu New York.
Twelve socialists and six liberali
were elected to the Berlin municipal
The late John S. Pillnbury, of Minne
apolis, left $100,000 to a home foi
In Snohomish county 2,500 mtn art
employed in gutting out logs and
shingle bolts.
Twenty men of the Forty -second regi
ment were injured in a railway acci
dent on their way to San Francisco.
Nez Perce Indians have demanded
more money than is paid for railwaj
rights of way through their reservation.
Assemblyman Mazet, of New York,
claims he was defeated by fraud, bul
his friends say they will contest the
seating of Stewart.
The danger of a Basuto npriidng ie
now admitted to be imminent in Soutb
Africa, and may render necessary tin
mobilization of a second army corpn.
An agreement as to the partition ol
Samoa has been reached at Berlin be
tween England and Germany, subject
to the approval of the United States.
A bark is loading 1,000,000 feet ol
specially selected timber at Vancouver,
B. C, for the Cramps, of Philadelphia,
to be nsed in building United State;
The civil governor, counsellor, judge
and secretaries who constitute the new
government of Negros, sent greetiug to
President McKinley on taking theli
A cable message from General Oti!
says that Major Hugh McGrath (cap-'
tain Fourth cavalry) died at Manila
from wounds recoived at the battle of
Novaleta, a month ago.
Frederick J. Cross, of Honolulu, has
the exclusive rights to operate the Mar
coni system of wireless telegraphy in
the Samoas. It is expected to hav
the system in operation January 1.
A $100,000 gold brick, the largest
ever melted in a Canadian mine, is to
be sent down from the Kootenai dis
trict shortly. This year's wash-up it
the richest ever known in the district.
Russians and the' Japanese en the
Corean peninsula are on the most
friendly terms. The Russian and Jap
anese ministers assert that the reports
of friciton are unfounded and are in
tended to distract attention from other
The validity of government contracts
made by Bwiudler Captain Carter will
be tested.
The convention agreeing to arbitra
tion of Samoan claims was signed at
Influential San Diegans will build a
transcontinental railroad via Salt Lake
from their city. -
Huntington denies that the Pacific
Mail Steamship Company has absorbed
the New Japan line.
The bicycle, automobile and rubber
trusts now propose one great concern
With a capitalization of $200,000,000.
Wisconsin lumber dealers have just
bought 1,000,000 acres of timlier land
on the Pacifio coast. They paid
Owing to the poor telegraphic and
cable service from South Africa the
London papers can get no news for
their special editions.
The submarine torpedo-boat Holland
has been successfully tested by Uncle
Sam and a purchase will probably soon
be made by the navy department.
The battleship Oregon has sailed
from Hong Kong, supposedly for Cebu.
She sailed sooner than expected and
was seemingly unprepared for sea.
A boats' crew of the British ship
Pathan, recently chartered for trans
port service, refused to accompany the
ihip to the Philippines. Twenty-one
of them were placed in irons.
A St. Petersburg correspondent sayi
that Russia, France and Spain have de
cided to intervene and suggest arbitra
tion between England and the Boers if
ijermany is willing to co-operate.
Otis cables that the Thirty-fifth in
fantry has reached Manila. This is the
regiment which was quartered at Van
couver and embarked from Portland.
Private'Cleary died on the voyage.
The Berlin correspondent of the Paris
Figaro says Emperor William is re-
ilved to occupy Tiger bay, south of
angola, on the west coast of South
Africa, if England occupies Delagoa
Bonrke Cockran, the famous New
York orator, was once a porter for A.
T. Stewart.
Charies E. Littlefleld, who succeeds
Nelson Dingley in congress, will be tha
tallest man in that body, being six
feet five inches in height.
A call has been issued by the execu
tive council for the nineteenth annual
convention of the American Federation
of Labor, to be held at Detroit, Mich.,
December 11 next.
New York's annual horse show hat
Carnegie will compete with Rocke
feller in lake shipping.
Colonel Webb C. Hayes has captured
Aguinaldo's private secretary.
The American Municipal League will
meet at Columbus, O., this week.
The Bank of Athens, Athens, Ga.,
has gone into the hands of a receiver.
Speaker Reed's rules in congresf
will not be disturbed to any great ex
tent. The Boers are raising more men, and
all neutrals must now fight or get out
of the country.
James J. Corbett has challenged
James J. Jeffries, and has posted a
$5,000 forfeit.
The ilcGiffert case will probably
again be referred to the Presbyterian
general assembly.
Europe is in need of more money,
and England, it is said, may see a
per cent rate before long.
Young Republicans from all parts
of the United States will banquet at
St. Louis in January or February.
The English government declares it
is not holding back the news, but is
giving out all that comes from South
The university of Chicago will send
an expedition to Southern cities to
watch the total eclipse of the sun next
Samuel Gompers, president of the
American Federation of Labor, has
offored to arbitrate the piano-workers'
strike now on in Chicugo.
The supreme court of Oregon has
affirmed the decision of the lower court
and Magers will have to hang for tha
murder of Sink, unless the governor
The Boers suffered a severe defeat at
Ladysmith Thursday morning. Tha
Boer guns were silenced after four
hours' fighting, during which their
losses were heavy.
On liehalf of Admiral Dewey and
his officers and men, Washington at
torneys have asked the court of claims
to And that the amount of bounty
money due them is $382,800, of which
the admiral is to get $19,094.
Governor Roosevelt favors Wood for
the governorship of Cuba. He has in
duced President McKinley to agree
with him on all points, but the ques
tion of immediate appointment. This
the president desires to leave to con
gress. Corporate franchises will be taxed
in Texas.
Vioe-President Hobart is recovering,
and is almost paBt the danger point.
Montreal was visited by a fire, de
stroying $5,000,000 worth of property.
Russia wants a loan. The effort to
get it in Germany resulted in failure.
The London fog is said to be so thick
that it obscures the actors in theaters.
Money is going back East to relieve
the stringency there due to a natural
movement. .
Admiral Schley says the completion
of the Nicaragua canal would make the
American navy invincible.
Within the last week there has been
much fighting at Ladysmith, but no de
cisive results are attained.
Banban and Tarlao have been taken
by the Americans, but Aguinaldo's
whereabouts is as much a mystery as
Official returns are very slow in Ken
tucky. Both the Democrats and Re
publicans claim a victory, and a con
test is sure.
The Mexicans had two fights with
the Yaquis in which the Indians were
repulsed, but not without considerable
loss to the Mexicans.
Orders were issued in London for
an additional five thousand troops to
sail for South Africa between Novem
ber 10 and November 18.
The Union Iron Works, of San Fran
cisco, is said to have been absorbed by
the. Seligman syndicate, the gigantic
shipbuilding trust recently formed.
The Cherokee Indians will sell out
and leave this country. They disap
prove of the allotment plan. Mexico
has given them a grant of 8,000,000
An unknown man had one of his legs
torn from his body while attempting to
board a moving train near Kansas City.
He lived but 15 minutes, dying in
horrible agony.
During a shopping tour in New York,
Admiral and Mrs. Dewey were com
pelled to seek refuge in a store to avoid
the crowd of curious people who were
pressing them.
Assistant Secretary Allen, in his an
nual report, favors the naval reserve,
lie believes that it should be reorgan
ized in connection with the regular
navy establishment.
Relations between Japan and Russia
are strained. The trouble . is over
Corea, and the Mikado's government is
thought to be anxious to try conclu
sions with the czar.
A long-lost will has turned up, and
with it the prospect that the estate of
the late Andrew J. Davis, the Montana
millionaire, will again burden the re
cords of the Montana supreme court.
Gen. John Bidwell, of Chioo, Cal.,
who led the first party of whites over
the Sierras into the golden state, is
still hale and hearty at the age of 80.
Official estimates of the wheat crop
tn France place the yield at 346,600,
5"i4 bushels this year. This is a falling
off of 25,098,963 bushels from hist year.
Gen. Lawton, who has been de
scribed in a newspaper biography as
able ' 'to drink any man under the
table," tells a correspondent in Manila
that he never drank a drop of liquor.
Tha Rout Crosses Deep Abysses and
High Mountains.
New York, Nov. 13. A special to
the Tribune from Washington says:
Rear-Admiral Bradford has com
pleted the official naval project for a
trans-Paci Ho submarine cable between
San Francisco and Manila in time to
supply congress with all the essential
information at the opening of the next
session that will permit intelligent con
sideration of the subject and prompt ao
tion for the inauguration of the great
All donbt has been removed regard
ing the practicability of the enterprise
by the adoption of Honolulu, Midway
and Guam as relay stations on the long
line, and by the discoveries made from
the naval-survey ship Nero as to th
character of the . peean bed between
those points. Tliij sounding instru
ments of this ship disclosed an abyss
in the Western Pacific over five miles
deep, but a slight divergence from a
straight line fortunately developed a
route avoiding this insuperable obstacle
to laying a working cable. At another
point, on the same stretch betweei
Midway and Guam, a submerged mouu
tain over 12,000 feet in height was dis
covered, and a reasonably level road
around this was found.
The physical practicability of the
line now having been assured beyond
doubt, it only remains for congress to
weigh the military necessities and com
mercial advantages to accrue from the
construction and operation of the sys
tem. It was represented to congress
at its last session that the revenue to be
expected from the Pacifio cable would
not attract private capital unless it
had a connection with Australia, Japan
and China, as well as with San Fran
cisco, Honolulu and Manila.
For that reason it was deemed indis
pensable that the United States should
own Stronge island, in the Caroline
group, or a cable landing there to in
sure the working of a loop to Australia.
The absence of this may deter any
corporation from undertaking the oper
ation of a cable across the Pacifio with
out a heavy subsidy.
How Wheaton's Army Disembarked at
Ban Fabian.
Manila, Nov. 13. The landing of
the American troops at San Fabian
Tuesday was the most spectacular affair
of its kind since General Shatter's dis
embarkation at Daiquiri. The co-operation
of the troops and the navy was
complete. The gunboats maintained a
terrific bombardment for an hour while
the troops rushed waist deep through
the surf under a heavy but badly I
aimetl rilie tire from the insurgent
trenches and charged right and left,
pouring volley after volley at the flee
ing rebels. Forty Filipinos were cap
tured, mostly non-commissioned offi
cers. Several insurgent dead and five
wounded were found in a building
which had suffered from the bombard
ment. The town was well fortified.
The sand dunes were riveted with bam
boo 20 feet thick, which afforded a fine
cover. ,
The Cotton Crop.
Washington, Nov. 13. The monthly
report of the statistician of the depart
ment of agriculture will state that the
most thorough investigation of the cot
ton situation that has been made since
1895 has just been completed. Spec
ial agents from the Washington office
have visited all the principal points in
the cotton belt, investigating both acre
age and production. Pending the re
ceipt of final reports as to picking, due
December 1, no detailed statement will
be issued, but the statistician states
that on the basis of the highest estimate
of the area under cultivation for which
the department can find any warrant,
23,500,000 acres, the crop cannot ex
ceed 9,500,000 bales. This estimate is
based on the most complete and trust
worthy information.
Swept by a Hurricane.
Kingston, Jamaica, Nov. 13. Com
munication with the eastern parts of
the island, particularly the section be
yond the line from Morant bay to Port
Antonio, has been interrupted since
yesterday. This evening, however, it
is being partially re-established, and
advices from various points say the
heavy weather culminated in a tremen
dous hurricane, which, during the
night, completely razed the banana
parishes. Portland, St. Thomas and
Morant bay are reported severely dam
aged. Details aiB xiixiously awaited.
Transport Buffalo Befitted.
New York, Nov. 13. The transport
Buffalo will be ready for the service of
carrying supplies to the Philippines
next Sunday. In the last three months
she has been thoroughly refitted, both
without and within. The Buffalo is
expected to go into commission on No
vember 15, but it is feared that it will
be impossible to have her in readiness,
then. '
Coalmlnera' 8trlke.
Chicago, Nov. 13. The Record today
says: The situation in the coal-mining
fields in the southern and western sec
tions of Illinois has taken a serious
turn, and it is said that many of the
mines may be tied up within the next;
18 hours as a result of the continued
action of operators in sending coal to
points west and southwest where th
miners are on strike. ,
Dynamited a Bank.
Melvern, Kan., Nov. 13.- The safe
and office furniture of the Melvern
bank were demolished by an explosion
of dynamite touched off last night by
robbers, who then looted the place, se
curing $600 in money and several
thousand dollars in notes and checks.
They escaped, leaving no clew.
Berlin, Nov. 13.The St. Petersburg
correspondent of the Lokal Anzeiger re
peats the report that the Russians are
inarching toward the Afghan frontier.
Fought to CompelVenezuelan
General to Surrender.
tha City of Puerto Cabello Was Devas
tated, and 650 Parsons VTera
Killed or Wounded.
Puerto Cabello, Venezuela, Nov. 14.
General Parades, a former comman
der of the army of ex-President An
tirade, who had refused the demand
made upon him by General Castro and
the de facto authorities to surrender
the town, even when this was rein
forced by the request of the British,
American, French, German and Dutch
commanders, surrendered this morning
at 10 o'clock, afto'r a terrible battle.
The aspect of the city is one of ruin
and devastation, and it is estimated
that upward of 650 persons were killed
ar wounded during the fighting. Dr.
Hraisted, of the United States cruiser
Detroit, and the other surgeons of the
various warships in the harbor are min
istering to the wants of the wounded.
General Ramon Guerra led in the
land attack upon the town and the po
sition of General Parades on Friday
night. Desultory fighting continued
until Saturday morning about 4 o'clock,
and then a fierce struggle ensued. Gen
eral Parades made a stubborn defense,
but General Guerra forced an entrance
into the town at 6 o'clock yesterday.
As early as 8 o'clock Saturday morn
ing the fleet arrived and began a bom
bardment, but the range was too great,
snd the firing proved ineffective. Gen
eral Parades held tho fort on the hill
and Fort Liberatador until this morn
Sharp Work Dona In tha Vicinity ol
London, Nov. 14. This morning's
news from the seat of war in South
Africa continues fairly satisfactory.
The official cables are not very detailed
with regard to the Belmont incident,
which, except for the loss of Colonol
Keith-Falcon r, was not a very serious
There are sij:ns of greatly increased
Boer activity in Natal and along the
western frontier. All the dispatches
tend to show that the British are hold
ing out ably. Colonel Baden-Powell
reports that all was well at Mafcking
on November 6. Ladyemith's latest
date is November 4, while nothing ad
verse is heard from the latter point,
and confidence is felt in General
White's ability, previous experience
having shown that the Boer artillery is
not very effective.
It is believed that the Boer retreat
will be made over the Drakeusburg
range into the Zoutpansberg district,
where preparations for provisioning and
maintaining the Boers is said to have
been made for the last stand, and
where it will be difficult to dislodge
them. Already it is rumored that they
are in straits for food around Lady
smith, and may, therefore, be obliged
to abandon the siege.
Dispatches from Estcourt say it hai
been ascertained that tho British have
laid concrete beds for firing the lydditK
naval guns, showing that there is nc
foundation for the fear that the lyddite
ammunition at Ladysmith has been ex
hausted. It is also reported from' the
same quarter that some fires have been
seen in Ladysmith, indicating that the
Boer bombardment has been, to some
extent, effective.
Eight Killed by Fowder Explosion.
Santa Cruz, Cal., Nov. 14. An ex
plosion occurred early this morning in
the glazing ' house of the California
powder mill. ' Four cylinders, contain
ing 15,000 pounds of powder, exploded.
A small amount was fuse powder and
the rest blasting powder. The explo
sion wrecked the mill, blew down milei
of fencing, destroyed the saltpeter
warehouse, broke panes of glass in Sup
erintendent Peyton's residence, some
distance away, and extinguished the
electrio lights in Santa Cruz. . The
body of Patrick Hughes, night watch
man, was found. -No cause for the ex
plosion can be ascertained.
Gang; of Desperadoes Broken TJp.
Chicago, Nov. 13. A counterfeiting
outfit and safe-blowing tools were un
earthed by the police at 216 Huron
stieet. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Fay, the
occupants of the flat, were arrested.
The police say they have broken up a
gang of desperadoes that have become
exceedingly lively in Chicago of late.
The woman confessed that she and her
husband were counterfeiters, and also
implicated a man known as Fred
Rogers. Captain Porter, of the secret
service, took charge of the implements
and the spurious coin. The prisoners
will be taken before the United States
commissioner. .
Six Men Were Killed.
Flagstaff, Ariz., Nov. 14. One
white man and five Navajo Indiana
killed, two whites and one Navajo
wounded, was the result of an attempt
of a deputy sheriff to arrest a Navajo
yesterday 10 miles south of Walnut sta
tion, news of which has just reached
Saved Nine Lives.
Milwaukee, Wis., Nov. 14. William
Framer, a motorman, today saved
the lives of nine passengers by sticking
to his post, and received injuries
which may result in his death. A
train of freight cars moved out from
behind some buildings just as Framer's
iar tiAflrintr tha CTYMftintr. The mo-
tonnan reversed the current, but not
soon enough, as the vestibule of the car,
was hit by the train and ground to
pieces. Framer was seriously injured
internally (
Three Transports Hava Just Arrived
There Mora Expected.
London, Nov. 15. A dispatch from
Cape Town to the war office annouces
the arrival there today of the troopship
Armenia, with throe batteries of artil
lery and an ammunition column, and
the troopship Nubia, with the Scots
guard and half a battalion of the
Northamptonshire regiment. This
brings the total number of reinforce
ments to 12,802 of which altout 6,000
are already on the way to Durban,
Nine troopships carrying 11,000 men
are due at Cape Town tomorrow.
Armored Traiu's Trip.
Estcourt, Natal, Thursday evening
An armored train, with a comany of
the Royal Dublin fusiliers, started at
1:30 this afternoon and reached the
break of the railway line about a half
mile from Colunso without accident.
Captain Ilensley, with several men,
recounoitered and met a native, who
said the Boers were occupying the
town. While the conversation was in
progress the Boers opened fire from
Fort Wylie, but did no injury. Cap
tain Ilensley thereupon retired to the
train, after which the fusiliers volleyed
on the fort. As there was no response,
the presumption was that the Boers had
retreated. The armored train returned
here safely at 6 o'clock. Captain
Ilensley learned from the native that
the Boers were numerous on the Lady
smith side of Colonso.
During the afternoon there was a
cessation of the bombardment of Lady
smith. A heliograph was working
from Fort Wylie.
All Well at Mafeklna;.
London, Nov, 14. A dispatch has
been received from Colonel Baden
Powell at Mafcking, saying: "All is
well here. After two days shelling
and a heavy bombardment, a body of
the enemy made a general attack on
three sides of the town, which was re
pulsed by our Maxim fire. The enemy
is now drawing off. Our casualties
were slight."
Roosevelt Favors General Wood for the
Important Position.
New York, Nov. 15. A special to
the Herald from Washington says:
President McKinley will Ull congress
of his intentions to appoint civil gover
nors of Cuba and Puerto Rico, and may
even wait for congressional action be
fore announcing the appointments.
Tins statement is made on the authority
of a member of the committee on for
eign relations who had just talked with
the president on the subject.
Strong pressure is being brought to
bear upon the president for the imme
diate appointment of these governors.
Governor Roosevelt is particularly ur
gent in his championship of General
Wood for the Cuban billot. He wants
the appointment made at once, believ
ing that the time is ripe for civil gov
ernment and that General Wood is just
the man to effect the change with the
best results for all concerned.
The president is inclined to agree
with Governor Roosevelt on all points
exoept the immediate appointment.
With congress only a few weeks off,
he is considering whether it would not
be advisable to allow that branch of
the government to have a voice in the
matter. A comprehensive plan for the
government of Puerto Rico is now be
ing worked into shape by Secretary
Root, which will be presented in the
form of a bill similar to the one now
pending for the government of Hawaii.
Dewey's Men Defeated a Vastly Supe
rior Force at Manila,
New York, Nov. 15. A special to
the Herald from Washington lays: On
behalf of Admiral Dewey and his offi
cers and men, Washington attorneys
have asked the court of claims to find
that the amount of bounty money due
them is $382,800. The decision of the
court will establish a precedent which
will affect the amount of bounty to be
distributed among the officers and men
of the North Atlantic squadron, which
destroyed the squadron of Admiral Cer
vera. If the finding of the court is in
accordance with the request, the ad
miral's share of the bounty will be
Attorneys base their case upon the
claim that the defeated Spanish foice
was superior to the American squadron.
It is not contended that the enemy's
fleet was superior, but that, taking
into consideration the guns at Corre
gidor, El Fraile and other forts at the
entrance of the bay and those at Manila
and Cavite, which fired upon the Amer
ican ships continuously, the enemy's
force was superior.
The bind batteries comprised 76
guns, ranging in caliber from 9.45
inches to 3.09 inches, and their weight
of fire is computed at 5,820 pounds.
The enemy's vessels were also sup
ported by mines and torpedoes in the
entrance to Manila bay and the bar it
self and some of these the brief states,
exploded during the action.
French Steamer Stopped.
Lorenzo Marquez, Nov. 15. The
French steamer Cordoba has arrived
here. When 70 miles out she was sig
naled by the British cruiser Magic
ienne, and, as she did not stop, a blank
shot was fired across her bow. After
her manifest had been examined, she
was allowed to proceed.
Basuto Chief Will Join Boer.
Mazeru, Basutoland, Nov. 15.- The
indications are that Chief Joel, of the
Basutos, will join the Boers, who are
likely to annex a strip of the northern
territory of Basutoland. The other
chiefs, however, are stanch, and there
is no cause for alarm.
The death of General Sir William
Penn Symons, the British commander
at Glencoe, was announced in the
house of commons.
Cruiser Charleston Wrecked
Off North Luzon.
Disaster Occurred While Patrolling th
Coast a Week Ago One Tear la
Philippine Waters.
Manila, Nov. 15. The United States
cruiser Charleston, which has been pa
trolling the northern coast of Luzon,
was wrecked on a reef off the north
west coast Tuesday, November 7.
All on board were saved.
Manila, Nov. 15. The Charleston
ran aground near Vignun, on a hidden
reef, with 85 fathoms of water on both
sides. She worked hor machinery for
two days and nights in trying to get
afloat, but, a typhoon arising, the crew
was compelled to take to the boats and
seek refuge on a small island five miles
away. The natives are friendly.
Lieutenant McDonald and a number
of sailors put off in a small boat and.
reached the Calla, which brought thorn
to Manila.
The gunboat Helena has been dis
patched to bring away the crew.
Lieutenant McDonald describes the
Charleston, when he last saw her, as
hard and fast aground, with her bottom
badly stove, and well out of the wate.
The Cruiser and Her Men.
Washington, Nov. 15. The Charles
ton has been in Asiatic waters more
than a year. She was one of tho first
vessels to be sent to Manila after the
destructon of the Spanish fleet by Ad
miral Dewey, the navy department
utilizing her for the purpose of sending
ammunition and other supplies for the
Asiatic station. Just previous to her
assignment to that duty she had under
gone an overhauling at the Mare island
navy-yard, San Francisco, and there
fore, was in prime condition for her
duties. The Charleston is one of the
vessels of more recent construction,
and belongs to that class which is com
monly referred to as tho new navy.
Energy of the Americans Demoralises
the Filfpliios.
Manila, Nov. 15. General Young is
supposed to have reached San Nicholas,
about 30 miles east of Dagupan, but
his wagons are far behind. Colonol
Hayes has captured Aguinaldo's secre
tary, and Major Coleman is in Currang
lan with an escort rf 175 bolomen, on
his way to the province of Neuva Viz
caya. A son of General Lluneras and
his family are prisoners. The general
barely escaped.
A correspondent of the press with
General Young telegraphs from San
Jose that Aguinaldo did not escape to
tho northwest. He and his army, the
correspondent adds, are surrounded. -His
last orders to the Filipino com
mander at San Jose were to hold . San
Jose and Carrangian at all costs.
The recent encounters were too one
sided to be called fights. The insur
gents are mortally afraid of the Ameri-.
cans, however, strong their position.
They make but brief and feeble resist
ance, and run when the terrible Ameri
can yell reaches their ears, whereupon
the Americans pursue them and slay -them.
The moral effect of the news that .
60,000 troops are on their way here has
been unquestionably great. ,
Insurgents are suffering more from
disease than from the Americans, ow-
ing io poor iooa, tacx oi meuicines, ana
filthy hospitals, with the result that
there is gTeat mortality among them. '
General Lawton has intercepted a
telegram from an insurgent captain to
a Filipino general, reading:
''How can you blame me for retreat
ing when only 12 of my company were
able to fight?"
Effect of tha Recent State Elections
Two Seats Unchanged.
Washington, Nov. 15. But four ol
the present state legislatures will
choose United States senators. In Ken
tucky, a succesor to Senator Lindsay,
probably Blackburn, will be chosen,
Blackburn controlling the legislature.
In Virginia, Martin, having control of
the leigslature, will be returned. In
Iowa, Gear will be returned, and the
Mississippi legislature will elect Mc
Lanrin to succeed Sullivan. This will
leave two seats unchanged, replace a
gold Democrat in Kentucky by a silver
Democrat, and in Mississippi a silver
man will succeed one of his own party.
The holdovers elected this' fall who will
vote for United States senators are in
New Jersey and Maryland. The mem
bers of the New Jersey legislature, just
elected, are almost universally for Sew
ell, and he will probably be returned,
while in Maryland the holdovers are
anti-Wellington men, and will prob
ably support their newly elected gover
nor, Smith, for the senate in case Gor
man withdraws, as he promised to do.
There are holdovers in other states that
will vote for United States senators,
but they were not affected by the re
cent elections.
Marking I'p Prices,
St. Paul, Nov. 15. A La Crosse,
Wis., special says: White pine lum
ber manufacturers have agreed upon a
uniform mark-up in prices, taking
effect at once. The advance is 60 cents
per 1,000 in some grades or dimen
sions, and $1 a 1,000 in some grades of
uppers. Notice is given that all grades
not advanced now will be phortly, mak
ing a uniform advance of $1 per 1,000
all around on all grades.
Florida has ostrich farms.