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'IT'S A COLD DAY WHEN WE GET LEFT.
HOOD1 RIVER, OREGON, FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 1900.
HOOD RIVER GLACIER
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days and Fridays. :
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rives st 2 p. m.
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duys In each month.
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TARY PUBLIC and REAL
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ington. Has had many years experience In
Real Estate matters, as abstracter, searcher of
titles and agent. Sutlsiactiou guaranteed or no
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equipjiea to treat catarrnoi nose ana tnroai
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: Special terms for oflice treatment of chronlt
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Harbison Bros., Props. .
FLOUR, FEED AND ALL CEREALS
Ground and manufactured.
Whole Wheat Graham a specialty. Custom
grinding done every Saturday. During the
busy season additional days wjll be mentioned
in me local columns.
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If your walls are sick or mutilated, call on
K. L. ROOD.
Consultation free. No charge lor prescrip
tions, no cure uo pay.
O.flne hours fro-n 6 A. J. till S. P. M., and all
night if necessary.
CONOMY SHOE SHOP.
-Men's half soles, hand eticked, (1;
nailed, best, 75c; second, 50c; third, 40c.
Ladies' hand stitched, 75c; nailed, best,
50c ; second, 35. Best stock and work
in Hood Kiver. O. WELDS, Jrop.
THE KLONDIKE CONFECTIONERY
la the place to get the latest and best in
Confectioneries, Candies, Nats, Tobacco,
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and 6 to 7 P. M.
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prices to suit the times.
For Bill Heads, Letter Heads, Envel
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Milk Tickets, Programmes, Ball Tickets,
Legal Blanks, etc., come to the
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DALLAS & SPANGLER,
Hardware, Stives arid Tinware
Kitchen Furniture, Plumbers'
Goods, Pruning Tools, Etc .
We have a new and complete) stock
of hardware, stoves and tinware, to
which we will keer constantly adding.
Our pii, es will continue to be as low at
BEPAI-IK3 TIIWABE I XFE.llLTT.
EVENTS OF THE DAY
Epitome of the Telegraphic
News of the World.
TERSE TICKS FROM THE WIRES
An Interesting Collection of Item! Fror
the Two Hemispheres Presented
u a Condensed Form.
Tagals are not friendly to Archbishop
Chapelle, now at Manila
The Stanford football team defeated
the all-Seattle players by a score of 28
The treasurer of Shelby county, In
diana, Is short $125,000. His books
The Paris high court has found M
De Koulede of guilty conspiracy undei
Hanna will be chairman of the next
Republican national committee, be
cause the president wishes it.
Because he rode on a railway pass,
suit has been filed against a meinbei
of the Kentucky election board.
President Cole, of the Globe National
bank, of Boston, which recently failed
has returned and will stand trial.
Peter S. Wilkes died at Stockton,
Cal. He was a confederate congress
man during the last year of the war.
The president has nominated Genera!
Bates, Young and Mc Arthur for pro
motion. Bates is to succeed Lawton.
A native was found with all the
symptoms of bubonic plague in Manila.
Two deaths occurred in the house
where he was sick.
As a result of campaigning in th
Philippines 14 soldiers are insane at
the Presidio in San Francisco. They
will be sent to Washington.
The situation at Ladysmith is be
coming horrible. Iwenty deaths li
one day were reported by General
White. Entrio fever and dysentery
The recent California earthquake
caused' inactive volcanoes in the desert
to become active; made old gas wells
at Yuma flow again and caused fissures
in the ground.
Trunk lines have all advanced freight
rates. Merchants have filed protest
saying that the new tariff will drive
business away from New York, ship
pers taking advantage of shorter hauls
to New Orleans and other ports.
Both houses of congress are after Sec
retary Gage The legislators desire to
know by what right the treasurer in'
ci eased deposits of government funds
in New York banks during the recent
financial flurry there and correspond
ence in the matter is asked.
On her recent trip the steamer Aus
tralia would not accept steerage pas
sengers at Honolulu on account of tht
plague scare. One death occurred on
December 22, and two Chinese were
found dead on Christmas day. These
fatalities started the plague scare
The gold yield for 1899 in New South
Wales was 509,418 ounces, an inorease
of 168,925 ounces over 1898.
The battleship Wisconsin will have
the heaviest battery in the navy. The
boat will have her trial trip soon.
South Dakota Christian Scientists
are opposed to vaccination and wil
take the question into the courts.
Twenty-five thousand Pittsburg la
borers were advanced from 5 to 10 pel
cent and in some cases even a greatei
In St. Louis the electric lights in
parks, public buildings and alleys are
turned off because a contract has not
A German steamship company re
fused to take back contract-labor emi
grants and the captain was arrested at
a Texas port.
Booker T. Washington, the promi
nent colored man, says the Negro's
only salvation is to make himself use'
ful and keep pace with the times.
At Colesburg General French was
opposed by from 5,000 to 7,000 Boers
The British losses were slight, while
Boers are said to have lost heavily.
A horrible murder occurred near
Rosser, Ala. A woman was cut to
pieces ana the remains were paruauy
burned. An old negress is suspected.
Secretary Hay announces that favor
able replies have been received from
England, Germany, France, Russia
and Javan to an open door policy in
Secretary Root has taken measures
to break the corner In hemp. He has
had many complants and has instructed
Otis to open Southern Luzon porte
Senator Harrell, of Kentucky, sayr
Whallen tried to buy his vote against
Goebel. Harrell wanted f 5,000, but re
ceived only $4,500 and now charges
Secretary Root has directed the es
tablishinent of a government line of
steamships connecting San Francisco,
Honolulu and Manila, similar to that
rnnnine between New York, Cuba and
Porto Rico points.
iding, "Education of the Young".
' . Mrs. Thompson.
t. Fay La France, Carrie Copule.
ding, "When the Deacon Talked in
thureh.".... Mm. Bone.
ding "A Woman' Life to Arc.ie Alaska.'.'
L Mrs. Graham.
jr Mrs. Armor.
liallon. ..- Tina Cramer.
tt Agnes Duke, Carrie Copple.
rtory . . .. - S
on, -'All Hail the Power of Jesus Name
edietion . .
( cordial invitation is extended to the
jilic to attend.
Gold imports are helping England's
Tod Sloan, the great jockey, is com
Money rates have taken a tumble
and may go lower.
Affairs of the Globe National bank,
at Boston, wril be wound up.
As a training-ship the Hartford will
sail for South American ports with
Christian science treatment allowed
two children to die of diphtheria at
Heavy losses on both sides are the
chief results of recent hard battles at
Montana politics are getting much
needed airing by the testimony in the
German vessel-owners regard Eng
land's recent seizures as a scheme to
The released American prisoners
were barefooted and in rags when they
arrived in Manila.
Editor Stead has published a letter
in London in which he gives some in
side facts of the Jameson raid.
A miniature battle of San Juan hill
was fought by unicago youngsrers.
The police intervened, but not before
the "Spanish" officers were seriously
After a day's bombardment, the
Boers captured the British garrison nt
Kuruman, Bechunaland, taking 120
prisoners, arms, ammunition ana pro
The Boers whipped White's forces
out of positions three different times,
but each time the Britishers' gallantry
returned to the fray and recovered all
the lost positions.
Our losses in the Spanish war were
32,296. The grand total of the volun
teer force was 223,235. About 24,000
of these were discharged or deserted.
The total deaths were less than 4,000.
Friendship between China and the
United States would be complete if the
Chinese were admitted to the Philip
pines. Our trade with China increased
40 per cent lastjrear, all due to friend
ship. The shotgun quarantine has been re
vived in Honolulu. Bubonio plague
has a strong hold on the city. Two
more deaths had occurred by December
80 and there were seven new cases of
plaeue. The National Guard was
called out and they burned the infected
French-Canadians believe their day
of redemption is at hand, and gloat
over British defeats in South Africa.
They expect complications to arise by
which their independence will come
about. They do not want to be an
nexed to the United States, saying this
would not better their condition.
The United States is ahead of Great
Britain as a coal producer.
The Montpelier tin-plate mill, em
ploying 200 men, has closed.
Cubans are well pleased with Wood,
and say he is the one man for the task.
Three persons were killed and seven
injured in a tenement-house fire at New
The staemr Gazelle was wrecked off
the Flordia coast. A passing steamer
saved the crew.
California capitalists are going into
fruit culture in the states of Vera Cruz
and Oaxaca, Mexico.
The United States will not prevent
France's attempt to settle her claim
with Santo Domingo.
Michigan has a sensation and sev
eral state officials have been indicted
for bribery and embezzlement.
Rev. Dr. Edward McGlynn is dead
at Newbureh. N. Y. He succumbed
to Bright's disease after seven weeks
A bill will soon be presented to con
gress for a plan for another national
park, to be located at the headwaters
of the Mississippi.
There will be a conference of the
governors of the arid states and terri
tones at Salt Lake January 17 to con
sider the question of arid lands.
In Clay county, Kentucky, two men
were shot and killed and four other
participants seriously wounded in
fight that started at a murder trial.
A Pacific Mail - steamer arrived in
San Francisco with a cargo of 9,614
tons, nearly twice as much as any ship
that had ever entered che Golden Gate
Congressman Hopkins of the house
ways and means committee says there
will be no revision of the war revenue
tax law at this session of the 56th con
Attached to the annual report of the
secretary of agriculture is a recommen
dation for agricultural experiment sta
tions in the government's new island
A brother of one of the Boer generals,
who is visiting Chicago, says that if
Britain crushes the Transvaal armies
there will be no peace, as the Boers
will fight to the last.
General Greeley, the chief signal
officer of the army and the well-known
Arctic explorer, was assaulted and
seriously injured by a messenger in his
own home at Washington.
According to the
anada never before was so prosperous.
Miss A. B. Mulroney, of Philadel-
hia, has made $50,000 out of her
hops in the Klondike.
Mrs. Louisa J. Cabel, of Lowell.Me.,
s a justice of the peace, and personal-
thiy manages a larm ana an express our
Lead and sine have been discovered
Shounty, Mo., about 40 miles from St.
HARD FIGHTING HOW
Boers Between Ladysmtn
and General Buller.
BOMBARD TIIE TOWN F0US HOURS
British Hake st Heavy attack on Colen-
to Cueveley Camp la the Height
of Activity. -
London, Jan. 9. The Daily Mail has
the following, dated January 6, at
noon, from Frere camp:
"At 3 o'clock this morning very
heavy firing began at Ladysmith. It
lasted fully four hours, and must have
meant either a sortie by the British or
a determined attack on the garrison by
the Boers. Our shells could be scon
falling on Umbutwhna hill and the en
emy were replying.
"Besides the cannon reports, there
were sounds indicating small pieces of
artillery in action. The fighting must
have been at closer range than has been
the case up to now.
"Our naval guns at Cheveloy sent
their usual fire into the Boer trenches,
but there has been no further move
The Daily Telegraph has the follow
ing from Frere camp, dated Saturday:
"A very heavy bombardment went
on at Ladysmith from daybreak until
this morning. It is believed that an
engagement was in progress, for mus
ketry fire was also heard. It is possi
ble the garrison was making a sortie,
for the Boers at Colenso hurriedly lelt
their trenohes and rode toward Lady
smith. "Onr big naval gun at Cheveley
oamp fired several rounds at the enemy
as they were leaving their Colenso
lines. General Buller has ridden on
to Cheveley with his staff."
A speoial dispatch from i rere camp,
dated Saturday evening, says:
"General White heliographs that he
defeated the Boers this morning. They
crept up so close to the defending forces
that the Gordon Highlanders and the
Manchesters actually repulsed them at
the point of the bayonet."
SAFE IN MANILA.
Experience of Lieutenant GMmoro With
Manila, Jan. 9. Lieutenant J. 0.
Gillmore, of the United States gunboat
Yorktown, who was captured by the
Insurgents last April, near Baler, ar
rived today on the steamer Venus from
Vigan, province of South Ilocos, with
nineteen other American prison
ers, including seven of his sailors, from
the Yorktown. Lieutenant Gillmore,
after reporting, came ashore and hob
bled alona wfith the aid of a cane, to
the Hotel Oriente, where Amerioan
officers and ladies were ' waltzing
through the halls to the strains of
Although tanned and ruddy from ex
posure, he is weak and nervous, show
ing the results of long hardships. He
speaks warmly of Agulnalclo, ana very
bitterly against General lino, declar
ing that while in the former's Jurisdic
tion be was treated splendidly, but
that after he fell into Tino'a hands, he
Colonel Hare and Lieutenant-Colonel
Howse, the latter of the Thirty-fourth
volunteer infantry, rescued GiUiuQttra
party on December 18, near the head
waters of the Abalut river, after they
bad been abandoned by the iiiipluoa
and were expecting death from tho swv
age tribes around them.
When the rescuing foreej reached
them, they wore nearly starveA bui
were building rafts in the hope of gst'
ting down the river tQ the. coast,
Lieutenant Gillinoie wM nut
enthusiastically enough ttobut the. HQ
picked men who. had ludcaa uiui ttua
While they wer In (h haada e
Tino's men he issued an Qidor that wy
person aiding aii American, by food at
money should be treated us ft Wlut
inal. One, citizen of Vigan, Seuo?
Vera, was prQbably kiUcd IQt WtU2U.
Lieutenant Gilluiore. deoIme4 (4
spaak regarding political conditions,
except to say that he thought the. in
surrection would last as long ui W&a,
were any Tagals left.
Describing the flight front Benuet,
when the Americans approached, Lieu
tenant Gillmore said:
"The Filipinos, completely terrified,
left Benguet December 7. They hur
ried the prisoners from town to town,
often retracing the trail, not knowing
where the Americans would attack
After being almost without food for
three days, they killed several horses,
and we lived on horse flesh for several
days. 1 did not have a full meal from
December 7 until I reached Vigan,
Indeed, the rescuing party lived large-.
ly upon rice without salt. There was
one day when I was reduce! t& c.hev?-.
ing grass and bark."
Factorr Bulldlns! Destroyed.
Ktw York, Jan. 9. The fire early
this morning that destroyed the brick
factory building on East Fifty-ninth
street did Siuo.uuu damage. ine
building was used in part as a storage
warehouse by Bloomingdale Brothers,
and they are the cruet losers.
rhraa Anierlci.ni Wera Killed.
Manila. Jan. 9. Reconnoisances oat
of Imus, Cavite province this morning
resulted in the loss of three Americans
killed and 20 wounded. The enemy's
loss is estimated at 60 killed and 80
Colonel Birkheimer, with a br.ttalion
of the Twenty -eighth volunteer In.antry,
aAvanrA inward Novaltest. Maior
Taggart, with two battalions of the
same regiment, moved toward . Herea
das Marinas. A part of the r ourth in
j fantry was engaged south ol imua,
MAKES ONE'S FLESH CREEP.
Wholesale Cannibalism la the Congo
New York, Jan. 8. A speoial to the
Times from Nashville, Tenn., says: The
Southern Presbyterian board of mis
sions in this city received letters today
from Rev. L. C. Vass, and Rer. II. P.
Hawkins, missionaries of the church
stationed at Luebe, Congo Free State,
Africa, giving accounts of the burning
of 14 villages and the killing of 00 or
more natives by state troops. They
report that some of the victims wore
eaten by cannibals, and that the bodies
of all who were slain were mutilated,
their heads having been cut off.
Mr. Vass was formerly of Newborn,
N. C, and has been engaged in mis
sion work at Luebe since February 18,
1899. Mr. Hawkins was formerly at
Vioksburg, Miss. Mr. Vass states that
tidings of raiding by the Zappo Zaps in
the Bena Karoba country having
reached them, and the work of the mis
sionaries being threatened, the Rev.
Mr. Sheppard was sent to make an in
vestigation. He went to the Zappo
Zaps' camp and found that 14 villages
hud been destroyed by fire and plund
ered. He saw 47 bodies lying around
the camp. From three bodies the flesh
had been carved and eaten. The chief
said that 80 or 90 had been killed and
five persons eaten by his people.
Mr. Sheppard saw 81 right hands cut
off and fryina over a slow fire in order
to be afterward taken back to the state
officers. Sixty women prisoners were
confined In a pen, and 16 had already
been sent away prisoners. It is said
the raid was ordered beoause the people
could not pay the exorbitant tribute
demanded by the state. The mission
aries say that they reported the matter
to the proper officials, and demanded
the withdrawal of the troops, and that
the chief instituted a counter prosecu
tion on aocount of the charges made.
The missionaries further say the Zappo
Zaps are a tribe kept by the state for
its protection. They are sent out to
collect rubber, ivory, Blaves and goats
as tribute from the people, and can
then plunder, burn and kill for their
own amusement and gain. The mis
sionaries say they are collecting evi
dence about the massacre, and will
send it to Boma and to Europe. Mr.
The whole country is pillaged ana
not a village left standing. The people
are in the bush. Tonight in a radius
of about 75 miles there are possibly
60,000 people sleeping in the bush, un
sheltered and weary, in the midst of
a rainy season. The state is a terror
to every one."
Executors' Hlg Fees.
Chicago, Jan. 8. Robert T. Lincoln
and Norman B. Ream, executors of the
estate of George M. Pullman, were
today allotted as compensation for
their services the sura of $425,000.
The order was entered by Judge Bat
ten, in the probate court. This is said
to be the largest amount in fees ever
allowed executors of any estate handled
by the probate oourt here. .
Another order was made, fixing the
widow's award at 820,000. The final
accounting of the executors of the Pull
man estate is expected to be made next
week. It is Baid that the estate, which
was listed at about $8,000,000 when
the will was probated, will now figure
up to nearly $14,000,000.
To Bend More Soldiers to Cape Nome.;
Washington, Jan. 8. At the cabinet
meeting today, it was definitely decid
ed to send additional troops to Alaska
in the spring. The points to which
they will be sent have not been deter
mined upon, except Cape Nome, where
it is estimated there will be 80,000
people as soon as navigation opens.
This place is now without government
of any kind, and some sort of a force
will be necessary to protect the com
munity against lawbreakers in the mad
rush of people in the spring.
No Substantial Gains.
London, Jan. 8. No decisive ac
tion is reported from South Africa this
morning, military activity being con
fined to points of subsidiary import
ance. In the central theater oi opera
tions the British apparently have re
ceived no substantia 1 gains. The only
dispatch of dramatio interest is the
narrative of useless gallantry at the
sortie from Mafeking, where the storm-
ers threw themselves hopelessly against
a strongly defended Boer work.
Ore Elevator Fell,
Chicago, Jan, 8. An elevator in the
furnace-room of the brass foundry of
the Illinois Steel Company's blanch
works at Thirty-first street and Ashland
avenue fell today instantly killing two
workmen and injuring another so badly
that he died a few minutes after being
removed to the hospital. The dead arc
Joseph Middle, Ignatz Giazoak, Joseph
Sock. The men were using an eleva
tor used for carrying ore and blocks of
iron to the upper rooms. When near
the top the elevator cable parted and
the cor fell to the bottom of the shaft.
Acalust M. S. Quay.
Washington, Jan. 8. The senate
committee on privileges and elections
today decided, by a vote of 4 to 8, to
make an adverse report upon the reso
lution to seat Senator tjnay.
To Enforce Payment.
Paris, Jan. 8. The French govern
ment has cabled the commandant of
the naval squadron on the Atlantic to
proceed immediately to Santo Do
mingo. Dr. T. A. Hammond Dead.
Washington, Jan. 8. Dr. William
A. Hammond, formerly surgeon-gen
eral of the army, died at his residence
in this city tonight, from an attack of
heart failure. He expired before t
physician could be summoned. Ar
rangements for the funeral have not
yet been completed. Dr. Hammond
was 71 years of age. At the time of
his death he was on the rolls of th
United States army as a brigadier-general
on the retired list.
Sensational Statements Made
in the Senate.
ATTITUDE TOWARD THE TAGAL
Declared the Government Was Guilty ol
the Grossest Treachery Finan
cial Debate Postponed
Washington, Jan. 10. During a dis
cussion today of a resolution of inquiry
offered by Fettlgrew, of South Dakota,
some sensational statements were made
in the senate regarding the attitude of
the United States toward the Filipino
insurgents. Pettigrew declared that
the government had attacked its allies,
and thereby had been guilty of the
grossest treachery. This statement
was resented warmly by Lodge of Mas
sachusetts, who declared that this gov
ernment had done nothing of the kind,
and that, not even remotely, had it
recognized the so-called government of
Morgan of Alabama discussed at
length the race question in the South,
basing his remarks upon a resolution
offered by Pritohard, Republican, of
North Carolina. He maintained that
to attempt to force the black race into
a social and political equality with the
white race was only to clog the prog
reBs of all mankind.
The house today ordered two invest!
cations as a result of resolutions intro
duced by Representative Lentz, of
Ohio. The first is to be an investiga
tion by the committee on postoffices
and postroads into the charge that two
federal appointees of the president-
John C. Graham, of Provo City, Utah,
and Tostmaster Orson Smith, of Logan,
Utah are under indictment as polyga
mists, and whether affidavits to that
effect were on file at the time of their
appointment. The other is a general
investigation of the military commit
tee into the conduct of General Wer-
riam and the United States army'offi
cers during the Wardner, Idaho, riot?
and subsequent thereto.
WHITE HOLDS OUT.
His Ammunition Is Low and the Situ
London, Jan. 10. General White
still holds out, or did so 60 hours ago,
when the Boers, ousted from their foot-
hold inside the works, suspended their
assault at nightfall. England has
The situation, however, is worse
The beleagured force must have ex
pended large amounts of ammunition
which cannot be replenished, and must
have lost a number of officers and
men, which is counterbalanced, so far
as the garrison is ooncerned, by the
greater loss of the Boers.
General white still needs renei, ana
the difficulties confronting General
Buller are as great as before. The for
mer's unadorned sentences, as read and
reread, suggest eloquently the peril in
which the town was for 14 horns, and
how barely able his 9,000 men were to
keep from being overcome.
The chief concern for General White
is in respect ot ammunition. Sixty
eight days ago, at the beginning of the
siege, his small ammunition was
vaeuelr described as "plenty." Ills
artillery then had 800 rounds per gun
Some of the batteries have been in ac
tion frequently since then, and all were
probably engaged last Saturday. His
stock of shells consequently, must he
low, and this will make it difficult for
General White to co-operate in a move
ment by General Buller.
Toung America Won the Day.
Chicago, Jan. 10. Little Charles
Ilosworth tooted a tin horn on Sunday
afternoon on the prairie at Western
and Wabansia avenues and immediate
ly 100 boys sprang "to arms" at the
improvised bugle call. A great battle
had been arranged and the two armies
of 50 boys each advanced toward each
other in military fashion. A neighbor
hood feud started the matter, and nn
der the truce ot a white flag the boys
had agreed to fight the "battle of San
Many of the boys had rifles and shot
guns, most of them unloaded, fortu
nately. Those who could not get guns
had brooms or sticks. Some- of the
boys had revolvers. The two armies
threw themselves upon one another
with a fury little short of a real en
gagement. While the battle ' raged
the patrol wagon from the police sta
tion came to the scene. Big policemen
charged the combined "American
and "Spanish" forces, and when the
smoke and dust had lifted, the fleeing
forms of the youthful warriors could be
seen disappearing toward all points of
the compass. On the battle-field
wounded and moaning, lay several
The worst Injured was "Lieutenant'
Harry Johnson, 11 years old, and
"Spanish" office! , who was shot In the
back. The "Spanish" oomtnanaer,
"Genernal" Artie Standt, had a bullet
wound in his left leg. Others bad
slighter injuries, but none of the boyi
were seriously hurt. Later the police
arrested Emil Gustafson, aged 15, who
they claimed, fired the bullets which
bit the two "Spanish" officers.
Overlap Land Case.
Washington, Jan. 10. In an opinion
handed down in the United States su
preme court today by Justice Harlan,
the title of the Oregon & California
Railroad Company to large tracts of
f J il. . . -1 f A. Ain-!
Jnliu lu lus iian ui uicguu hn wu-
firmed. The lands were granted to tht
railroad company years ago; but it
claims were contested by the govern
ment. Four independent dairies in Chicagc
have combined to fightjthe milk trust.
A FRIEND OF CHINA.
Minister Wu Satisfied With America's
Chicago, Jan. 10. A special to the
Times-Herald from Washington says:
Minister Wu Ting Fang, the representa
tive of China in Washington, has been
following with the closest interest the
various developments in the negotiations ,
which have been in progress between
the United States and tho various gov
ernments relative to the preservation
of American rights in the empire of hie
sovereign. He is satisfied that aside
from the natural desire of this govern
ment to protect its trade, it has acted
as a sincere friend of his country. In
peaking today of the effect of the as
surances given the United States by the
several powers, he said:
China's friendship for the United ,
States is a growth of years. Nothing .
has ever happened to disturb the friend
ly relations of the two governments.
I look upon the recent negotiations foi ,
the preservation of Amorican rights in
China as another move by this govern-'
ment which, while designed primarily
for the protection of its own inteiests, '
cannot but be regarded in any other
light than as another manifestation ol
its good will for my country.
"There is only one ripple on the t
placid waters of friendship of the two f
countries which has in it any possi-
bility of lessening the cordiality that
now exists. This arises from the polioy '
now being pursued by the military an-
thorities in the Philippines, whioh ex-:
eludes Chinese subjects, and in some
cases even merchants and students who ,
belong, to the excepted classes under
the treaty have been refused admission. .
I am satisfied that when this country
cousidors the benefits which follow the ,
free admission of my countrymen into
the Philippines, it will issue an ordei
revoking the military decree which pro-'
hibits Chinese immigration.
"The trade of the United States with
China has increased abnormally, 40
per cent over what it was the year pre-,
ceding. Its development is undoubt-
edly due to the friendship which exists
between the two countries, and to the
knowledge that the United States has
none but a kindly interest in the em-.
pire. , ;
"Our relations with all the countries
of the world are of a most peaceful char-
actor. My government is reorganizing ;
the army, and is employing foreign in-
Btructors, and we hope to obtain a mo
bile army whioh will be able to defend
the country In time of noed."
THE LOSS OF THE HUPEH.
Chinese Crew of Forty-Five Perlshed-
Were on tafts. ,.
San Francisco, Jan. 10. Tho storv
c'f the loss of the British steamer,'
peh, on her voyage from this cit)
Hong Kng, via Java, has been receiV
In this city, and the dotails show thv
the loss of the vessel was aocompauiedN
by a far greater loss of life than the
cabled reports told of. The vessel
sprung a leak after leaving Java with a
cargo of sugar for Hong Kong. Tho
Chinese crew refused to work. The
ship's boats, with one exception, were!
destroyed during a storm, and the crew
built a number of rafts, launching
them and setting them afloat, leaving
the captain and one passengor on board
the sinking vessel. The Europeans oc
cupied one raft and the Chinese were
divided on six or seven others. ,
The rafts were soon surrounded by
hundreds of ravenous sharks, which, in
their eagerness to get at the ship
wrecked sailors, jumped far out of the
water. Soon several of the Chinese
rafts were overturned, and it was then
that the Europeans decided to return
to the vessel. The only remaining
boat was repaired and launched, thu
captain taking command.
The island of Luband, in the Philip
pine group, was finally made, and the
natives, on learning that tho marineri
were British subjects, made them com
fortable and later sent them to Manila.
Nothing was ever heard of the Chinese
crew, numbering 45, and they must
have been drowned and devoured by
the pursuing sharks.
REBELS IN CAVITE.
Scbwan and Wheaton Breaking Up th
Remaining Bands. ,
Washington, Jan. 10. The war de
partment has received the following
from General Otis:
"Manila. Bates is pursuing the en
emy in the south with vigor.
"Sehwan's column, moving along ,.
the shore of Laguna de Bay, struck 800
insurrectos under General Norlul at
Binen the 6th inst., and drove them
westward on Silan. He captured the
place, from which the cavalry pushed
through to Indian. Schwan captured
three of Noriel's six pieces of artillery
and will take the remainder; also his !
transportation, with records, and a ,
large quantity of ammunition,; 4
"Two battalions of Twenty-eighth,
part of Wheaton's column, struck the
enemy near Imus yesterday, killing
and wounding 140.
"Birkheimer, with a battalion of the
Twenty-eighth, struck the enemy en
trenched west of Baccor yesterday '
morning. The enemy left on the field
65 in dead, 40 wounded and 82 rifles.
Our loss thus far Is Lieutenant Cheeny,
Fourth infantry, and four enlisted men
killed, 24 enlisted men wounded. -
"It is expected that Sehwan's troops
rill cnt off the retreat of the enemy's
Natives Crowding Manila.
Manila, Jan. 10. The bubonic
plague is yet sporadic. There have
been six coses and four deaths. Prep
arations are being made to establish
hospitals and quarantine. Great num
bers of provincial natives are coming
to Manila, with whom the city is
crowded, the increase in accommoda
tions being inadequate, and the rice
necessary for foodstuffs is more ex- -.-pensive
than at any period during th
last 12 years