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HOOD SAW MILLS ToMi.isfiOS Bros, Props. Flit AND PINE LUMBER.... Of the beet quality alwaa on hand at (irioes to suit the times. 10B PRINTING. For Bill Hearts, Letter Heas, L'nvel oives, Card", Circulars, Small l'oster?, Milk Tickets, Programme. Ball Tickets, 1a gal Blanks, ec, come to the i LACIER JOB OFFICE. DALLAS & SFANGLEIi, DIALERS IN Hardware, Steves and Tinware Kitchen Furniture, numbers' Goods, Pruning Tools, Etc We have a new and complete stock of tmrlvrare, stoves) and tinware, to which we will keep constantly adding. Our pii ti will continue to be as low as IV rtlaud prices. BEP.mXS TIKWiHE I SPECIALTY. S OF THE DA! Epitome of the Telegraphic News of the World. TERSE TICKS FROM THE WIRES Aa InUrastlng Collection of Itaiua Fror tha Two lleniUphera iraanta4 'n a Coaden.ed Form. Lawton has reachod Bayomliong. The battle of Graspan was the first battle fought on Free State territory. The Internal revenue collected it Oregon the hist lineal- year amounted to $418,775. Troops In Cuba are to he removed. General Wood has given his uppvova) of such action. Secretary Gage will probably con tinue the purchase of goveruuient bonds for another mouth or more. Ex-Collector of Customs Thomas J, Black, died suddenly of heart trouble and asthma at Portland, Or. Four blocks of Ijuhuhihh houses were laid iu ashes in Philndulphia. The total loss is estimated at $3,000,000. The iron and steel trmio is rather quiet in some lines, but prices are holding up, and scarcity is predicted President McKlnley is considering a plan for dividing Cuba into two parts and placing Geanels W. Wood and Lud low in charge. , The Oregon, Sumnra and Callao, with 160 bluejackets and marines cap tured the port of Vigan, province o.' south Slicos, notrh of Manila. American manufacturers are selling to the outside world over $100,000,000 worth of iron and steel in excess of any earlier year in their history. General Methuen, in command ol the BritiHh forces, was slightly wound ed at Modder river. Colonel Northcott and Lieutenant-Colonel Stopford wen killed. The great Thanksgiving football game at Portland between the Mult uomikIw and the Olympics, of San Fran cisco, resulted in a tie, neither side scoring. Eight thousand Boers were defeated by General Methruen iu the hottest brittle of the war. The fight took place at Modder river and lasted 10 hours. Great Britain has protosted vigorous ly to this government againnt the or ganization of expeditious here, in tended, presumably, for the assistance ot the Boers. Tho Vanderbilts now have the B. & O. They have also acquired Morgan holdings in the Big Four and Cheas poake & Ohio. This is a combinatioc not contemplated. Lightship No. 50, whose station is at the mouth of the Columbia, after vicis situdes probably never experienced be fore by a lightship, is ashore on Mo Kenzie head, botwoen Cape Disappoint ment and North head light, and will probably be a total loss. Her ciewof eight nien were rescued by the breeches buoy. Richard Croker says Tammany will support Bryan. Chicago is after the Republican na tional convention. Admiral Dewey balieves war in the Philippines is practically over. New Zealand's government is stock ing up the island with American game birds. Great Britain now realizes that the war is real and seeks expression of neu trality. Bert Repineff, of Nashville, Tenn., won the six-day wheel race at St. Louis. The transports Elder and Belgian King are now out of the government service. It is expected to have an all-trolley line from Portland, Me., to Boston open by spring. If Goebel is given a certificate of election martial law will be declared in Kentucky. Whalers are preparing to go out again, expense of the business has increased 40 per cent over last year. General Methuen's second battle in the advance to relief of Kimborley re sulted in the loss of nearly 200 British soldiers. The Pacific Mail Company is charter ing tramp steamers to replace these chartered by the government for trans port service. The Knights of Labor will depart from their time-honored custom and take a hand in politics. It also con templates establishing schools for its members. A manufacturer of wine asserted be fore a senate committee that 50 per cent of the imported wines are Ameri can wines sent abroad, doctored and sent back. The Puget Sound Can Company has incorporated under the laws of New Jersey, capital $200,000; Oregon Can Company, $200,000, and California Can Company, $200,000. The descendants of Queen Victoria now number 71. She has seven eons and daughters living, 33 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Frita Eloff, one of President Kruger's 50 grandchildren, bears the honorary title of lieutenant, despite the fact that he is only 4 vears old. Mrs. Roger Wolcott, of Boston, has given an imposing monument to Pep-' perell, Mass., in memory of the men of that town who fought at Bunker UilL I LATER NEWS. The British transport Ismore was driven ashore near Cape Town. Private Merritt, of Battery B, com mitted suicide at San Francisco. Archbishop Chapelle will sail for Manila on the transport Sherman. Thirty-eight wheelmen started in a six-days' bicycle race in New York. General Methuen is believed to hav resumed the advance to Kimbereley. Four vessels from Brazil are quaran tined in New York for fear of plague. The schooner Eureka, on the beach near Coquille river, will be a total loss. After 82 days the Glory of the Seat has arrived at 'Frisco from Puget Sound. Five persons at a Thanksgiving party in Medford, Or., had a combined age of 370 yeurs. .The postmaster at Cape Nome reports to Washington that the district is as rich as is represented. Mr. Taylor, of Ohio, objected to the swearing in of Roberts, of Utah, at soon as congress opened. A big log boom gave away at Che' halis and 2,000,000 feet of logs are afloat in Gray's harbor. Appropriations for the three state Rcohols in Oregon are running short and the schools may have to quit. The United States supreme court has declared that a combination of pipe manufacturers is unconstitutional. Owing to the death of Yice-Presi dent llobart, the president's message was not sent to congress on Monday. Section men on the Southern Pacific near Milwaukie, Or., struck because they could not go home to meals and lodging. Eastern woolen mills have bought 1,250,000 pounds of wool in St. Louis at one sale. It is the biggest sale ever made in the West. The latest report from the Modder river camp says the Boers were not driven to retreat, but marched away in the night after the battle. Among the river and harbor improve ments eestimatd for under continuous contracts on which the sum asked for is $100,000 or more are the following: Oakland, Cal., harbor, $180,000; San Francisco harbor, $170,000; San Pedro habor, $200,000; Everett, Wash., har bor. $150,000; Gray's harbor, Wash., $345,000. Also the following river and harobr improvements: Mouth oi Brazus river, Tex., $220,000; lower Willamette river below Portland, Or., $200,000; Columbia river at the cas cades, Oregon," $125,000; waterway connecting Lakes Union and Washing ton, $100,000. The Samoan treaty was signed at Washington. This year's hop product of Washing ton amounts to 33,983 bales. The new Austrian budget provides for a consul-general in Chicago. The tone of the Japanese press on the war in the Transvaal is decidedly pro British. Genreal Joe Wheeler writes that the Filipino war i being prolonged by the antis in this country. The British railway companies have agreed to convey free to the port of em barkation, all books, papers and peri odicals intended for use of the troops engaged in South Africa. At the caucuses held in Washington the democrats chose James O. Richard son, of Tennessee, as their candidate tor the speakership. The republicans nominated David B. Henderson, of Iowa. General Leonard Wood will be the master of all Cuba under the direction of tha president until the time conies when congress takes action by provid ing a new civil government for the island. The Hernandez revolution is gaining ground in Venezuela from day to day, and is supported by leading members of the financial and commercial worlds, who supply the revolutionists with all the arms and money they need. The British dead and wounded at the hard-fought battle of Modder river numbered hundreds. The war depart ment has given out tho information that the total number of cansualties was 452, and, the number kilhd, 73. The Boer loss was slight. Bubonio plague has made its entry into Japan, five undoubted cases having been reported at Kobe, three already proving fatal. The pest is traced to cotton imported from China. Much dismay prevails in the infected city and the most drastic measures are be ing taken by the authorities. According to late advices the great drought in Australia was broken in October. Terrific storms followed, do ing great damage, epecially to build ings. The Adamstown Roman Catholio school, in which 40 children were as sembled, collapsed. One scholar was killed and two others seriously injured. It has been definitely settled that the auditing department of the Oregon Short Line is to be brought under the supervision of Auditor Erastus Young, of the Union Pacific, and all accounts for both lines audited at Omaha. It is also rumored that the O. R. & N. auditing department is soon to follow in the wake of the Short Line. Mrs. McKlnley has made over 4,000 pairs of knit slippers for charitable in stitutions. Former Senator Davis, of West Vir ginia, is to present me state witn an orphan asylum. Hiram Cronk, of Ogdensburg, N. Y., ! is 99 yean ei4 and the last survivor of the Mexican war. Harry J. MacDonald, who died in New York recently, was the son of t . native African king. i THE TAGALS GAVE UF Filipino Force at Bayombong Surrendered to Monore. GARRISON OF EIGHT HUNDRED Laid Mown Their Arm and Released Their Prisoners, Among Wliniu Ware Several Americana. " Manila, Dec. 4. General Conon sur rendered 800 oflicers and men with rides, several Americans and 70 Span ish prisoners aud the garrison at Bay ombong, province of Nueva Viscaya, to Lieutenant Monroe, c'ith 60 men ol the Fourth cavalry. Otis' Report of Operation. Washington, Dec. 4. General Otis' advices to the war department show that the advance into the interior is be ing vigorously pushed, and the Ameri can troojis continue to drive back and disperse the scattered bands encoun tered. He states that Captain War wick, of the Eighteenth infantry, was killed in an engagement atPaai, Ho Ilo province, November 27. CALIXTO WAS ASSASSINATED. He and Alvare Stirred the People up to the Point of Insurrection. Manila, Dec. 4. The steamer Sal vador, from Zamboanga, island of Mindanao, which has arrived here, brings details of the occupation of the town by Commander Very, of the Uni ted States gunlioat Castiue. The revolutionists in Mindanao were led by Alvarez and Calixto, who left Luzon some time ago and for the last seven months had lieen stirring up the people, winning a considerable follow ing. The commercial depression and the lack of food resulting from the is land's blockade set the people against the revolutionists and culminated in the assassination on November 15 of Calixto, a firebrand and the real leader of the revolution, by Midel, mayor of tho town of Tetunn. Midel, under a pretext, secured Calix to's presence in Tetnan and where the mayor station guards. The latter fired a volley, killing Calixto instantly. Midel at once repaired to the Castine and arranged with Commnnder Very for the occupation of Zamboanga. Commander Very asked that Dato Maudi, with 500 of his followers, sta tioned on a neighboring island, como to Zamboanga. The following inoniIiiglidei raised the American flag over Zamboanga, the insurgents offering uo resistance and evacuating the town. The Castine was saluted with 21 guns, and Com mander Very landed 100 bluejackets and took possession of the town aud fortifications. Datto Mandi's men ar rived in the afternoon. They were armed with wooden shields and swoids, and were used on picket duty. Commander Very dispatched tho gunboat Manila on November IStoJolo to convey troops to reinforce him. A company cf the Twenty-third regiment, under Captain Nichols, arrived on No vember 17, and two more companies followed them shortly. Mandi's fol lowers then returned home and Alvarei sought to arrange for a surrender of the arms and the artillery pieces. On the afternoon of November 20, Midel called a meeting of the local chiefs, who formally deposed Alvarei as leader of the revolutionists in the is land and elected Midel president of the new insular government established under American sovereignity and con trol. The chiefs formally requested Commander Very to grant exemption from taxes until the re-establishment of commercial relations, permission to carry arms in the mountains, religious freedom and the power to conduct local government as they had previously done, which requests, pending the ar rival of Brif .dier-General Bates, the military governor of tho district, the commander granted. Commander Very then effected an apparent reconciliation between Al varez and Midel and their followers, Alvarez signing a formal resignation of the position of revolutionary leader on November 22, at a point on the coast near the rebel town of Mercels. Al varez delivered 14 Nordenfeldts and Maxims, with ammunition, which were stored on board the Castine. Eight Nordenfeldts and Maxims were delivered to the army at Zamboanga, as were also 200 rifles and ammuni tion. The artillery came into posses sion of the revolutionists from six Spanish gunboats bought by the army from Spain, which the revolu tionists looted before the Americans could get possession. Alvarez and only a dozen follower! left, the remainder of the. revolution ists having scattered and returned to their occupations. Commander Very, having started to occupy Zamboanga, it considered to have handled the situa tion in its many phases with energy and diplomatic skill. Wood Will Return to Cuba. Washington, Dec. 4. General Leon ard Wood will return to Cuba next week. He says he expects to remain in the line of the army as long as he lives and is permitted to remain. Hla First Report. Washington, Dec. 4. In the first an nual report of Secretary Root, jus made public, frequent reference is made to the report of General Otis to show the magnitude of the task set for him in the Philippines with the inade quate forces at his command when tho )utbreak came, and a high tribute is paid to tho courage of the troops who, n the face of great hardships, volun iarily consented to forego an imme iiate return to their hornet upon the) apiration of their terms of se-vioa. HELD UP f?Y ONE MAN. Daring Robbery of an Kipres Car It South Carolina, Charleston, S. C, Dffc. 4. An un known white man, closely masked, held up the two messengers in a South ern express car tonight, and uudei cover of a revolver, compelled them tt give up $1,700 in cash. F.iuht thous and dollars in another safe was over looked by the outlaw. The train had just left Branchville when Messengers Ramsey and Rhodes were covered with two revolvers. One messener was made to stand with his hands over his head and the other was compelled to hand over the money packages in the safe. After warning the mossengers not to put a foot outside of the car un til the train had got under way again, the robber pulled the bell and jumped off as the train slowed up. The con ductor aaw the robber escapiug along side the track, but, thinking him a tramp, signaled the engineer ahead. When the train got under way the mes sengers came out and told their story. The car was a combination baggage and express, and the door had been opened to permit the conductor to reach the baggage section, which was in the forward end of the car. How the Khalifa Died. Cairo, Dec. 4. Officers from the Soudan who have arrived hore say that when General Wingate's force overtook the khalifa, the hitter tried to outflank the Anglo-Egyptians, but failed. See ing his position was hopeless, the kha lifa bade his emirs stay wth him and die. He then spread a sheepskin on the ground and sat down on it, with the emirs on each side of him. The khalifa was found shot in the head, heart, arms and logs, and the emirs were lying dead beside him. The members of his bodyguard were al) dead in front of them. General Win gate's fore swept over them without recognizing tho khalifa and his emirs, but they were identified later. The khalifa is described as of medium height, strong and stout, of light brown, color and wearing a long gray beard. Wrecked by a Breaker. Eureka, Cal., Deo. 4. The steamei Weeott lies a total wreck on the south jetty of Humboldt bay, having struck the rocks there, and of the 24 souls on board all are safe but two. Oue pas senger, Mrs. Carmichael, a resdent ol Feindale, this county, aud Gus Nelson, a seaman of the steamer, lost their lives. Mrs. Carmichael was the first person the lifosaving crew tried to res oue. She was in the basket which was on the lifeline run to the doomed ves sel from the jetty. A big breaker struck the basket as- she was almost in the arms of her rescuers, and she was swept away. Her body was hot re covered. Nelson was killed by a falling spar which struck him, breaking his neck. Storm In Texa. Rockport, Tex., Dec. 4. Reports from points on the gulf in this section show that the damage to. property and loss of life by the recent severe storm were much greater.than at first report ed. A number of small, fishing craft are missing, together with their crews. The bodies of James Sanders and two other men not yet identified have been found in the mouth of St. Charles bay. Several thousand head of sheep and hundreds of cattle were driven into the gulf by the Btorm and diwned. One ranchman, George Brundett, lost over 3,000 head of sheep in this manner. In Refugio and Aransas counties, there was a terrific fall of hail and chunks ot ice, some being five inches in diame ter. More than 700 head of cattle were killed by falling hail in the vicinity o) Lumar.- . A Cure For Leprosy. Honolulu, Nov. 25, via Victoria, B. C, Dec,;. 4. Experiments are to be made here with a remedy for leprosy, which is said on reliable authority to have actually accomplished cures. The cure is a Venezeula shrub, of which samples were forwarded here by Sur-geon-Geheral Wyman, of ' tiie United States. The shrubs' are growing here under the caie of Dr. Carmichael, of the United tSates marine hospital .ser vice, who was asked by tlie department at Washington to make experiments with them. The shrub credited with the power of eradicating the . malady, hitherto found to be incurabie.is known in Venezuela as tantua. ; Seoretary Hitoheock'a Annual Report. - Washington, Dee;1- 4. The annual report of-Secretary of the Interior Hitchcock, made public tonight, while summing up the work in all the bu reaus, is of special interest by reason of its statements regarding pension policies. ; . .;. . t . At the close of the fiscal year there were 991,519 pensioners,- a decrease of 2,195 during ther year. The average annual alue of all pensions 'was $132.74. The Spanish war probably will increase the pension roll in the coming fiscal., year. : The secretary concurs in the recommendations pro viding that no-pension be granted to commence prior to the dato of filing the claim. Gigantic Sngar Trust. Chicago, Dec. 4. The News says to day: A $200,000,000 trust is in con teni ilation. There is every prospect that the American Sugar Refining Com pany, and all so-called independent sugar refineries, will be consolidated.' . Advance In Wage. Fall River, Mass., Dec. 4. All cot ton manufacturers in this city repre sented in the Fall River Association decided today to grant an advance of 10 per cent in wages-beginning Decem ber 11. About 2,800 hands will be benefited, Elgin. 111.. Deo.' 4. The Elirfn Na- tional Watch Company today surprised its 2,400 employes by giving notce of a restoration of the wage scale of 1892, the advance being unsolicited. OPENING OF CONGRESS Senate Adjourned as Mark of Respect to Hobart. ROBERTS CASK IN THE HOUSE Objection Was Made to Oathtaklug and tua Matter Wa Referred to Special Committee. Washington, Deo. 6. Appropriate tribute to the memory of the late Vice President Hobart was paid by the sen ate today at its first session of the 6Gth congress Monday. The session lasted only 83 minutes, and. only , the most formal aud necessary business was tran sacted. After the adoption of the usual routine resolutions and the admin intra tion to the new members of the oath of office, Sewell (Rep. N. J.) presented fitting resolutions upon the death of the vice-president, the resolutions were ordered to be communicated to the house of representatives, and the ses sion, on motion of Kean (Rep. N. J. was suspended. As usual on the opening days of con gress, the senate chamber was a verita ble conservatory. Pending the actual convention of the senate, the chambet presented a most animated and pictur esque scene. The galleries were filled with a brilliant and distinguished aud ieuce. Two protests were filed, one against the seating of Quay and the other against Clark, of Montana. In the House. Washington, Dec. 5. Enormous crowds witnessed the opening scenes in the houso yesterday. The principal interest centered in the disposition of Roberts, the Mormon representative from Utah. Those who anticipated a sensational denoument were disappoint ed. The programme outlined by the Republican leaders at their conference Friday night was partially carried out, The objection to the administration of the oath to Roberts was entered by Tayler, of Ohio, as predicted, and he stepped aside without protest except to ask if by doing so he waived any of his rights. To this the speaker responded in the negative. There was not a pro test from any quarter against the objec tion to the administration of the oath to Roberts, but on the contrary the only voice raised, except that of Tayler, was that of McRae, a Demcorat of Arkan sas, who joiued with Tayler in his pro test. Tayler offered his resolution' to refer the case to a special committee, and by mutual arrangement the consid eration of the resolution was postponed until tomorrow, in order that the rou tine business iu connection with the organization might be transacted today. Although Roberts was not sworn in today, he secured a seat. This was by an accident, pure and simple. In the seat-drawing lottery, no provision had been made for Roberts, but when the drawing was completed two others, as well as himself, had not been provided with seats, and the speaker asked and secured from the house permission for those members who had not drawn seats to make such selections as they could. ' Under this authority, Roberts got a seat in an obscure portion of the hall. His daughter sat in the gallery 'and watched the proceedings from be ginning to end. After the election of Speaker Hen derson and his induction into office, the appointment of the usual commit tees to wait upon the president, the seat-drawing contest, with the usual amusing features, went off without a hitch. The only feature out of tho or dinary was the reception of the Reed rules as the rules for the present con gress. They were adopted by a strict party vote. Seldom, if ever, have such enormous crowds swarmed around the house to witness the opening scenes of the ses sion as besieged the doors today. Very early in the day a monster peti tion, said to consist of 7,000,000 names, protesting against the. seating of Roberts, was brought into the hall. It had been collected by the New York Journal. It consisted of 28 rolls of names, each about two feet in diam eter, encased in the American flag. These rolls were stacked up in the area in front of the clerk's desk and were viewed with great curiosity. COAL MINERS STRIKE. Women Use Gun and Knlvea to Drive - Men From Work. Cheyenee, Wyo., Dec. 6. A week ago 600 miners employed in the mines of the Diamondville Coal & Coke Com pany, at Diamondville, Wyo., struck for an increase in wages; Their de mands were refused, and a small force of non-union men - went to work. At an early hour this morning a mob of 800 women and girls, armed with guns, knives, clubs and stones, marched to the mines and compelled the operators to flee. The miners at work were dragged from the mines and also driven away. Several were injured by being struck with clubs, and one man was shot at, presumably by one of the number of strikers concealed near the mines. The small force of deputies guarding the company's property was powerless. The miners have been importing arms and ammunition and more trou ble is looked for. Caught In a Care-In. . . Denver, Dec. 4. By a cave-in at thy excavation for a sewer at Thirty-fourth and Downing avenues this evening, several laborers were buried. The bod ies of George Holts, C. A. Carlson and Henry Nelson, have been taken out. It is not known how many were in the trench, but the foreman believes all are accounted for. ' L.: REBELS THERE. EHvted a Fight at Tagudla, I but the Kneiny Fled. Manila, Doc. 0. The Spanish trans port Aliva and the gunboats Villa Lobes aud Quios, with the Spauinh gar rison aud civilians of the Caroline islands, arrived here today. They re port that tlit) German governors of the islands, who arrived on the warshifi Jaguar, occupied Yap November 3, Reipau Novenilier 16 aud Ponapi Octo ber 3. They garrisond the places with 15 men each. The Spanish governors of Yap and Ponapi said they considered the small German garrisons in danger from the natives. The Spanlch gun bouts will probably be offered for Bale to the United States government. The Spanish secretary, Senor Ben quente, has arrived here with a note from Lieutenant Gilmore to his sister, Mra, Major .Price,- Ha say he has been 111, but is now in fairly, good health. The Spaniards befriended him and gave him money and clothes. The Americans left Namapacan, prov ince of Union, this morning, expecting to have a fight ' at Tagudin, in South llicos, but they found, on arriving there, that 600 rebels under . General Tino had evacuated 86 hours before ' deserting an almost impregnable posi tion. . The residents of Tagudin receiver! ' the Americans outside the town with a brass band. They had been robbed of almost everything by the insurgents, and were glad to welcome friendly and protecting troops. , "; A similar reception awaited General . Young at Santa Cruz. i '. The inhabitants of Santa Cruz and of. other towns through which', the Ameri cans passed say that Aguiualdo and his' entre refugee army have gone into the mountains eastward since the Oregon, Samar and Callao attacked Vgan aud landed a force there. SITUATION IN CUBA. Havana Commercial Company Rend Armed Guards to Its Plantation. Havana, Dec'.' 6. -The Fatria; 'diB- cussing the references' to Cuba, in Seci ' retary Root's report, pronounces Ahem"1' very satisfactory, 'und says that "im-I' dependence is safe. !.!.; . .'i,t4 The Neuve Pais says;. ; .; 4tf: "The Americans.. .evidently still be-i lieve that the Cubans are not fit to gov ern themselves, owing to their lack of education, and they still intend to edu- " cate us until we are fit for self-govern- ment. Mr. Root does', not 'discuss the. subject of independence;, leaving it , where it was on January 1. " ' '" ' The Havana Commercial Companv'iV placing armed guards on its' plaata- tions in the province of. Pinatdel Uiit, jv Hid will apply to Governor-Getretal r ? Brooke for. an infantry contingent., Mr. Merryless, the manager, says.:,, ..y. ' The company would not go to the expense of arming ' a number of me'n unless this was thought necessary io!'-.''-' the protection of its interests. .. We-tforrl not believe there is any immediate cause for alarm, but ' we do think that the spirit of disaffection, it preadtog and is likely, soowir.er later, to, Wr. ..; into flame whenever the United Sfeflk,-, government does or refrain frora",doin-jr something which the Cuban leaders pp; pose or desire." .; ': .'-" SHIPS .WRECkK;'j3Y-" SiO&&?'t:' . ; r ..V. Australian RtruggTing With " TarUCJ- yucstloii The Wool Criij, .,. '., Vancouver, 15. C; Dec. 6. Unuaur? ally cold weather and hoavy jjateaViire&s reported from Ivew. Zealand..- purrng-i a storm in November the ship Plejadesr went ashore on the New Zealyni cpatit; ' Her oflicers and crew were siu'tsd,' Jmt , the ship cannot be rnovejl'i'fnini 4hd'l.tJ. rocks upon which she is now "-rwtiflij.'i high and dry. During the-' same g tat '.t the steam eollier Hesketh went "ashore"' at the Greymouth bar, wher alto-; the ' - Mapowicka was recently stranded..' ", . A tariff conference has been held, at "' Melbourne by manufacturers and others interested in securing a protective tariff for Australia. Tbey prepared a farjlT'" ' schedule for submission to parliament.; when customs regulations of the federal -v tion are being determined, ftnd 'anin-'i tercolouial protectionist 'association" nas oeen iormea, ana enors are Doing ; made to change the. free-trade, sent!-' "' ment throughout all the colonies..' -. .'' t The wool crop this year will -proba- - bly be less than that of 1898. -. - ; ... ; Mistaken for Aguiualdo, ' ,- Vancouver, B. C, Dae. 6. This city- -.' was thrown into a state of tremendous ;"' excitement tiday by the 'detention at 'C police headquarters of a man supposed -.y to be Aguinaldo. H. W. : Treat, of.-:.. New York, informed the American ; consul this afternoon that a suspicious- -looking stranger, bearing a marked re- ; semblance to Aguinaldo, had come overA from Victoria today. It finally devel- " oped that the stranger, who is a Hin doo, had been under suspicion in various American cities. hen he learned ' " that he was believed t) be Aguinaldo, ' he quickly proved an alibi and was re- -teased. '"'' Hobart' Will. . Paterson, N. J., Dec. 4. The will ol; . the late Vice-President Hobart was ', filed for probate today. The-Value .of - the estate is not given, but it is under-v stood to be $2,500,000. Of the estate;-'. the widow receives $1,000,000 and " half of the remainder. After a number of bequests are paid, the son, ' Garret . Hobart, jr., inherits the other half when he attains his majority. Rear End Collision In Colorado. Denver, Dec. 6. Arei,r-end coIlLsiou. occurred between two passenger trains . on the. Rio Grande this morning. In ' ". which six persons were killed outrighi' 'l and several others severely injured.". . The accident happened -at English," switch, about six miles eapt of Salida, j at 6 A. M. The killed are: Cs E. Os-. t- good, Denver; IL R. Matthews, Den- ver; Peter Barnes, Denver; Jdtf;' Gee. Porter, Grand. Junctjim; . A: B. - Johft-'-1 eton, Oberlin, Ohio, and an unknown ' man. - '