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THE NEWS Of THE WEEK
Comprehensive Review of the Import
ant Happening* of the Fast WeeJk
Culled From the Telegraph Columns.
There seems to be an idea in Paris
that Japan will make trouble for the
United States by surreptitiously aiding
Many of the recently disbanded Cali
fornia volunteers are enlisting in the
regular army, being desirous of going
to the Philippines.
The controller of the currency has is
sued a call for reports of the condition
of all national banks at the close of
business February 4.
It is reported that theexceutive com
mittee of the Cuban assembly wiill call
Gomez to account for accepting the
proposition from this government rela
tive to disbanding the Cuban army.
A freight train on the O. K. & N.
was wrecked near Corbett, Or., by
running into a landslide. The fire
man and a tramp were injured.
Fifteen cars were piled up in a heap.
Duke d’Arcos, formerly Spanish
minister to Mexico is likely to be legis
lated by the Madrid government as its
minister to Washington to exohange
the ratifications of the treaty of peace.
Wolff & Zwicker, the Portland ship
builders, propose to build a floating
dry-dock capable of raising a 5,000-ton
vessel, providing the state of Oregon
or the city of Portland will guarantee
bonds to the amount of (260,000.
It is reported from Washington that
the war investigating committee will
severely criticise Genera) Miles on his
conduct during the late war with Spain.
The committee will report that Miles*
statement about chemically prepared
beef is not sustained by any evidence
before the committee.
Four happy Dawsonites passed
through Skagway recently with a can
vas sack of Yukon gold that weighed
100 pounds dead neiglit, and which
came from French gulch diggings on
Eldorado creek. They are all Canadian
citizens and first came to Alaska dur
ing the popular Klondike rush of De
The steamer Moana Loa, which has
arrived at San Francisco, brings infor
mation from Honolulu that it has been
definitely determined that the wreck
on the Kahala coast was the four-mast
ed steamer Nomad, Captain McAllep,
which sailed from Shanghai for Puget
sound in ballast 10 months ago. The
vessel was a new one, and belonged to
Hall Bros., of San Francisco. Captain
McAllep was accompanied on the trip
bv his wife, daughter and three sone.
Al) are undoubtedly lost.
The battleship Iowi. lias arrived nt
San Francisco. It is expected she will
be sent to Manila with supplies for
The American losses in killed and
wounded in the recent battle nt Ma
nila, is officially given at 260, and the
losses of the insurgents at 4,000.
Gen. Gomez will arrive in Havana
in a few days, where he will meet Sen
ator Proctor, and aid in carrying out
his promise to disband the Cuban
In the New York assembly a resolu
tion urging the unseating of Congress
man-elect Roberts, because of his iden
tification with polygamy, was adopted
by a viva voce vote.
The government forces defeated and
captured the Colorados, who recently
revolted against Senor Cuestes, the
provisional president of Uruguay.
Tranquility is now restoied.
Agonolllo, the representative of the
•o-called Filipino government, and who
left thia country for Canada, upon hear
ing of the outbreak at Manila is being
closely watched by secret service de
tectives. Agoncillo was in Montreal
nt last reports.
Mrs. Botkin’s attorneys have given
notice of an appeal from the conviotion
and sentence of lite imprisonment re
cently passed upon her. Judge Carroll
Cook allowed 10 days* stay of execu
tion, and 20 days in which to prepare
• bill of exceptions.
President McKinley has pronounced
sentence on Gen. Eagan, recently tried
by court-martial. The sentence was
dismissal from the army, but the presi
dent commoted this to suspension for
• ix years, which covers the time prior
to Eagan’s retirement in 1005.
The steamers Justin and Celtic, now
at Mare island, are be*ng overhauled,
and in a few days will be ready to sail
for the Philippines, following the sup
ply vessel Centennial, which left on
the 6th. The Justin will carry coal
for the fleet and the Celtic frozen moat.
Rear Admiral Dewey has captured
aqother schooner from Hong Kong load
ed with arms and ammunition intended
for the insurgents in the Philippines.
It is reported that the German consul
at Hong Kong was concerned in the
piocuring and dispatch of the arms to
Minor Ntwi Items.
The town of Stileeboro, Ga., was
nearly wiped out of existence recently
by a tornado. No lives were lost, but
several people were injured.
There is trouble is sight for all the
Chinese in the United States, resulting
from the total disappearance of Chinese
who were admitted to ths country in
ordei to take patt in the trana-Missis-
Hone, of the government set vice, is in
vestigating tbs situation.
Gen. Brooke cables from Havana an
nouncing the death of Captain Oliver
Petty Smith, commissary, from acute
Ben Graves, Alexander Clark and
Will Johnson, CollinB <ointy farmers,
were frozen to death l-aturday night
near Dallas Tex.
The senate has passed a bill creating
the office of admiral of the navv.
Rear-Admiral Dewey, it is understood,
will be named for the position.
On Monday an ocean liner in dis
tress was sighted off Dread ledge, in
Swampscott bay, Mass. The lite-sav
ing crew could not reach her on ac
count of the ice.
The outbreak at Manila lias enliven
ed business at the United States re
cruiting office in Portland. Nineteen
more men mustered out of the Eighth
California were enlisted last week.
The senate has confirmed the nomi
nation of C. J. Bell, assistant secre
tary of the treasury, and that of Lieu
tenant-Colonel F. M. Coxe, to be as
sistant paymaster-general of the army.
The army and navy captured llo Ilo,
the second city of importance in the
Philippines Saturday, without the
loss of an Ametican soldier. The Pet
rel and Baltimore shelled the city,
which forced the insurgents to evacu
Otis wires the war department a list
of deaths in his command since Febru
ary 4, not including those of men killed
in action. They number nine. Among
the names appear those of Private Dan
iel Kyger and W. Chopwood. First
Washington, and Michael P. Crowley,
Speaker Reed was not at the capitol
Monday, and sent word he thought it
advisable to adjourn on account of the
storm. Less than a hundred membeis
were present, and those who braved
the storm refused to adjourn, and went
on with consideration of the sundry
civil appropriation bill.
There is reported a serious hitch in
the work of the Anglo-American com
mission. The obstacle is said to be a
demand made by the Canadian com
mission for the cession of the town of
Skagway, Alaska. The American com
missioners have definitely refused to
ceded that gateway to the Yukon.
Terrible blizzards swept over the
South, East and Middle West Sunday
and Monday. The winds went so high
on the Atlantio seaboard that ocean
steamships were storm-bound in the
harbors. Nine big Atlantio liners due
at New York Saturday had not put in
their appearance Monday,
cold accompanied the storm and much
suffering is reported. The cold wave
extends from the Atlantic to Western
The Spanish government has decided
not to sell the Caroline islands.
The secretary of war has given orders
for the mustering out of the Third regi
ment of immunes, now stationed at
Santiago and vicinity.
The fortifications appropriation bill,
as it will be recommended by tiie com
mittee, carries (4,744,798, as against
estimates of (12,151,198.
It is said the administration will
uphold Chief Justice Chambers, at
Apia, in his selection of Malietoa Tan-
ue as king of the Samoan islands.
The secretary of war reports that
sickness in some of the American regi
ments in the Philippines is high as 17
per cent, but the average is about 10
The îeport of the war investigating
commission is in the hands of the pres
ident, and the commission is dissolved.
During the investigation 500 witnesses
Many accounts of deaths from freez
ing are reported from the East. At
Bloomington, Ind., J. W. Hinkle, who
has served several terms as sheriff, was
frozen to death while going to his
home. Near Dayton, O., Martin Duftin-
ger suffered a like fate while feeding
The Filipino junta at Hong Kong
has issued a statement in which it is
claimed that the American soldiers
precipitated the recent battle at Ma
nila, and that the liouibardment of the
towns of Malate, Paco, Santa Ana and
Malalain caused the slaughter of 4,000
women ami children.
A contract has been let for two 12.-
000-ton steamships for the Pacific Mail
steamship Co. They will be the larg
est so far built at an American ship
yard, their dimensions being greater
than those of the American liners St.
Louis and St. Paul. They are to ply
between San Francisco and China.
The supreme military court, of
Spain, winch has had under considera
tion the loss of the Spanish squadron
at Santiago de Cuba on July 8 last, has
decided to prosecute, in connection
with the disaster, Admiral Cervera and
Commandant Emilio Dias de Moten,
ex-captain of the destroyed cruiser
Chinese re la'Is are raiding Christian
churches and driving out missionaries.
At Chang Yang and Liechuan the Ro
man Catholic chapels have been burned
and the houses of the native church
members have been destroyed. Several
hundred children under the care of the
Roman Catholics, ate raid to have
been drowned by the laiders near
A fatal head-end collision occurred
at Imlay City, Mich., on the Chicago
S Grand Trunk railtoad, in which four
persona were killed and seven were in
II. C. Judson, industrial agent of
the O. K. <t N., returned from Buffalo
Hump, Idaho, confirms the news of a
wonderfully rick strike on the Cracker
Jack claim, owned by Rufus Hawley,
Flint A Co. The assays ate the high
est ever seen in that country, running
• 2,309.55 in gold and (40.35 in silver
The Bill to Fix Interest on Loans From
School Fund Recommitted—The
State Fair Appropriation.
In the Oregon senate Wednesday the
vote was reconsidered by which the bill
to reduce interest on loans from the
state school fund was passed Tuesday
in order that the rate might be fixed
absolutely at 6 per cent, the bill as
passed authorizing 8 per cent if it could
be obtained. It was deemed an objec
tion to leave tile matter open to pos
sible brokerage arrangements.
bill was recommitted for amendment.
Dufui’s bill to extend the privileges
of the Soldeirs’ Home to the wives and
widows of old soldiers was lost, receiv
ing only six votes.
The following bills were passed: To
reduce the salary of the Wasco county
judge to (800 ami that of the treasurer
to (600; to do away with the necessity
of personal service or posting notice in
case of attachment of real property; to
create the office of recorder of convey
ances for Polk county at a salary of
(1,000 per year; to provide the man
ner of releasing sureties who may bo-
come dissatisfied with their risk; to
provide that surety companies may sign
bonds; to cure defects in certain deeds
and judicial sales; to amend the law
so as to retsrict credits to the sheriff
on the tax list charged against him.
State Fair Appropriation Knocked Out.
The Wednesday forenoon session ol
the house was devoted largely to reports
of committees and first reading of bills.
Twenty-seven committees made reports
ami 58 bills were reported on.
The principal business to occupy the
time of the house in the afternoon was
the consideration of the general appro
priation bill. The house went into
committee of the whole and the various
items were taken up one at a time.
The most important item knocked out
was the state fair appropriation, by a
vote of 29 to 20.
Other bills passed were: To pro
hibit the manufacture ami sale of adul
commercial fertilizers; to
authorize county courts to levy a spe
cial tax of 10 mills and a road poll tax
of (2 for the road fund; to prohibit the
sale of deer and deer hides from August
1 to December 1; to give laborers in
mines and supply agents furnishing
supplies a lien on mining property for
claims; to change the time of court
terms in the second district; to fix sal
aries of county judges and to place the
clerk of the supreme court upon a sal
ary o f (8 ,000 and give him two depu
ties at (76 aud (50 per month respec
In the Oregon senate Thursday,
Harmon’s registration bill was passed
bv unanimous vote. The merits of
the bill were discussed at length on
Mitchell’s motion to recommit which
finally received only his own vote. In
debate the expressions were generally
unfavorable to the Hill bill, which
passed the house a few days ago by a
The pure food bill passed the senate
bv a unanimous vote. There was no
Objection to the main feature of the
bill, but a slight amendment was
made so as to exempt from making an
nual reports persons selling less than
25 pounds of butter weekly; specifying
the number and the pay of employee
of the legislature, including committee
clerks, was passed without discussion,
only six voting against it.
Other bills passed were to incor
porate Eugene, Carleton, Burns, Prine
ville ar.d Canby, the two last named
being house bills.
Daly School Law.
Two important measures came before
the Oregon senate Friday, and neither
reached a vote. Amendments to the
Daly school law were discussed for half
an hour, and the matter being difficult
to understand, ill its present form, the
entire bill was ordered printed again
The bill to encourage the use of wide-
tire wagons on public roads was passed.
The bill to repeal the section appropri
ating (5.000 for the state fair was dis
cussed half an hour and then made a
special order for Wednesday morning.
The pure linseed-oil bill was lost, 18 to
11; the bill providing for the Torrens
system of registering land titles passed
with only three negative votes; the bill
for an irreducible school fund in Doug
las oounty passed without question;
the bill to reduce the salaries of the
oounty clerk, clerk of the circuit court
and recorder in Multnomah county from
(3. 500 to (2,500 each was passed.
New bills were introduced as fol
lows: To authorize the state school
land board to contract loans now out at
6 per cent interest for the future; to
provide for the appointment of three
supreme court commissioners.
It Wai Temporarily Defeated
The Olympia Solon. Adjourn to Dine
tilth Senator-Elect Foster.
In the Oregon house Monday the
Daly bill for a text-book commission
failed by three votes to pass, but a mo
tion for reconsideration was cariied
by a dectsive majority.
The greater part of the day was
taken up in discussion of the bill.
The anti-crimping bill, which was
referred to the Multnomah delegatior.
last week, was reported back to the
house and referred to the committee ou
The afternoon session was gtven up
to the consideration of charter bills,
the following being passed: Michell,
Dalles Citv and Moro; Kelly, Browns
ville and Lebanon; Smith, Burns;
Howe, Carlton; Proebstel, Weston;
Dufur, Dufur; Fordnev, Enterprise.
Gray secured the passage of a resolu
tion authorizing the secretary of state
to give each member ami officer of the
house a copy of the session laws of
1893, aud a history of the e_r’y Indian
Th» following bills were passed: To
protect salmon in Alsea bay and its
tributaries; to create the office of clerk
of the justice court in cities of 50,000
population or over; to authorize Mult
nomah county to lease the upper deck
of the Oregon Railroad & Navigation
Company's bridge; to provide for the
Hale of tidelands; revision of the laws
relating to negotiable instruments; to
protect salmon in Rogue river; to reor
ganize the state board of horticulture;
to protect salmon in Curry county; to
provide for the creation of park com
missions in cities of 3,000 population
or over; to require county clerks to ad
minister oaths without charge in pen
Kuykendall’s bills to provide for
county elections and upon the running
at large of stock, and Cameron's bill to
prohibit the running at large of certain
animals, were defeated.
The house concurred in the senate
amendments to the Curtis fish hatch
ery bill, reducing the amount of the
appropriation from (25,000 to (15,000.
Both houses of the Washington legis
lature adjourned from Tuesday evening
until 2 P. M. Wednesday, in order to
give ample time to legislators and
members of the press to participate iu
sn informal banquet tendered at Ta
coma by Senator-elect Foster.
In the Senate.
In the Orgon senate Monday the bill
to provide for the reclamation of arid
lands under the Carey act of congress
was passed by a vote of 21 to 8. after
being amended so as to prohibit any
one party from taking more than 150,-
The senate committee reported a
substitute for Hawson’s house bill for
artesian wells, the substitute approprr-
ating (2,000 for an experiment in the
county which will offer the greatest
money inducement, instead of (42,-
000, as provided in the original bill.
Stillman’s bill to withdraw school
lands from sale and place interest on
school-fund loans at 6 per cent, passed
with only two opposing votes.
The sugar-beet bounty bill was re
committed to tire judiciary committee
for amendments, and the bill to regu
late build’ng and loan associations was
indefinitely postponed, because another
bill covered the same ground.
The bill to appropriate (25,000 for
ralmon hatcheries passed by a vote of
17 to 11. ________________
Nut Enough Votes to P um It Over the
In the Washington legislature Mon
day it developed that it would be im
possible to muster enough votes to
pass the capitol building bill over the
The senate was in session but 15
minutes in the morning and adjourned.
A resolution was adopted, expressing
sympathy for the parents of Sergeant
Miles E. Kyger and Daniel T. Kyger,
jr., of Walla Walla, members of com
pany I, Washington volunteers, who
died recentlv at Manila.
Bills introduced were: Creating a
state board of tax commissioners, con
sisting of the auditor, secretary of state
and land commissioner, to assess rail
road property for taxation; providing
that (3 worth of poison he furnished
by the oounty to each farmer to kill
In the Houne.
The Washington house held sessions
both morning and afternoon. At the
morning session bills inti educed were:
Releasing personal property from cus
tody, (rending appeal; prohibiting tbe
taxing of attorney fees as costs; pro
viding for the county licensing of ped
dlers; providing for the appointment
of a hop inspector; relating to state
school taxes; exempting from taxation
property of religious, charitable and
educational institutions; prescribing
the powers and duties of wrecktnas-
ters; relating to the disqualification of
judges; providing for the foreclosure
of chattel mortgages without suit; pro
viding for the appointment of an ex-
officio surveyor-general and deputies;
relating to assessments for local im
The bill empowering colleges to issue
normal diplomas was indefinitely post
poned after a long debate.
At the afternoon session nine laid
over, nine read a second time, and four
sent back to committees.
Bills introduced were: Regulating
fishing industry; making state fish
commissioner ex-officio game warden.
Bills passed were’
power to define and punish vagrancy;
relating to the method of decreasing
the capital stock of corporations; com
pelling tailroads to fence rights of wav,
and to pay for stock killed; designat
ing the last Friday in October as the
date for bolding supervisors' elections;
regulating the sale of butter and
cheese; providing for the organisation
of diking and ditching districts; giv
ing electric railways the right of emi
nent domain; granting rebates on road
taxes to farmers using wide-tired ve
The vote by which Stanley’s bill to
regulate the practice of dentistry in
Oregon was defeated Thursday, was re
considered in the house Friday, and
the bill passed by a vote of 84.
Two other important bills were
passed. One is an amendment to the
mining laws to facilitate the building
of ditches and canals, of special inter
est to mining sections, and the other is
a bill to withdraw certain school lands
from public sale and reduce the inter
est on loans of school funds in con
formity with recommendations of the
governor in a recent message to both
houses of the legislature.
In the house Thursday the following
bills were pa seed: Senate bill provid
ing for a separate board of county com
missioners for Clackamas county; to
autbotiae county courts and school dis
tricts to display flags on courthouses
and schoolhouses, to arocn I the code
relative to the loan of school funds by
reducing the interest rate to 6 per cent,
and providing for foreclosure proceed
ings whenever interest becomes in ar
rears six months; to regulate the bring
A light earthquake was felt at Chilli
ing of sheep from one county to another cothe, O,, and iu East Tennessee Mon
aud directing inspection;
In the senate Tuesday resolutions
commending the bravery of Washing
ton troops at Manila were adopted.
The Gray-Mantz election case was
taken out of the hands of the committee
which had been appointed to submit
the matter to the supreme court, and
the matter will now be practically set
tled by the senate as a whole.
The permanent school fund invest
ment bill was amended to permit in
vestment in government and state
bonds at par, 3 per cent interest, or in
county, city and school district bonds
at 4 per cent. The bill was then or
Bills introduced were: Allowing
O. M. Hidden (103.50 for drawing
plane for the waterworks for the Van
couver school for defective youth; com
pelling the serving of notice of action
within 90 days after the filing of com
plaints. At present a complaint may
be filed and while not being served,
any accounts involved do not outlaw;
appropriating (10,000 for the comple
tion of the state road established in
1887 from Wenatchee via the Methow
river to the mouth of the Twisp river;
allowing cities to advance from one
class to another at a special election
called for that purpose.
At the opening of the morning ses
sion of the Washington house Tuesday
the speaker presented anothei lemon-
strance from the citizens of Stevens
county against the creation of the coun
ty of Ferry.
Bills introduced were: To prohibit
the removal of improvements from
mortgaged property, without the con
sent of the mortgagee; prohibiting the
sale of personal property, title to wnich
has passed by a conditional sale; pre
scribing rates to be charged on sleeping
cars; for the protection of farmers et
al., in the purchase of fertilizers; to
provide for the extens ion of tax rolls
by county auditors; (two bills) to
amend the law lelating to the organiza
tion and incorporation of municipal
corporations; appropriating (715.63
for the relief of Gautam Harry St.
George; prescribing the manner of
using the label of the typographical
union; appropriating (400 for a fish
way on the Skykomish river; to enforce
the payment of delinquent taxes on
timber lands before the removal of the
timber; relating to placing poison for
the destruction of wild animals; relat
ing to the bonds of prosecuting attor
The house went into committee of
the whole on house bill 157, submit
ting a constitutional amendment, per
mitting alien ownership of lauds, with
Judge Mount in the chair.
When the committee arose it recom
mended that the bill be referred to the
The committee on public building«
recommended the indefinite postpone
ment of the senate capitol bill and the
passage of a substitute bill that does not
recognize the award of a contract made
by the old commission to F. H. Goss.
The house indefinitely postponed the
senate bill, and ordered that the substi
tute bill be printed.
It III Now a Law Without the Signature
of Oregon’s Governor.
Governor Geer Tuesday filed the re-
apportionment bill with the secretary
of state, letting it become law without
Proebstel’s bill to suppress nickel-in-
the-slot machines passed the senate
Tuesday, alter a short debate. There
was some objection to the bill on the
ground that it would not be enforoed,
but even these objectors admitted it
would have the effect of discrediting
the machines and driving them into se
Other bills passed were the follow
ing: To make tbe per diem of county
commissioners (3, except in Douglas,
Lake, Klamath, Jackson, Yamhill,
Gilliam and Union, which should be
(4, Umatilla and Harney (5, Marion
(2.50, and Multnomah (lOOper month;
to protect salmon fisheries of the Lower
Rogue river; to amend the charter of
Brownsville; to codify the laws relat
ing to practice in the justice courts; to
require the payment to the sheriff of
fees in civil cases and (12 per day for
the services of the jury; to constitute
the governor, secretary of state and
treasurer a state board of equalization;
to authorize boards of park commis
sioners in cities of 3,000 or more popu
lation; to make state road tax a lien
against speciflo property and collectable
as other taxes.
The memorial to congress favoring
the passage of the pure-food bill was
favorably reported, and adopted.
Josephi’s bill to tax bicycles was re
NIUEH CIFIIE 110 B
The American Forces Struck,
the Blow Saturday.
AMERICAN WAS LOST
The Petrel and the Baltimore Bom
herded the Town, Which Cau.ed
the In.urtent. to Evacuate.
Manila, Feb. 15.—The United States
gunboat Petrel ariived late last even
ing with dispatches from Brigadier-
General M. P. Miller to Major-General
Otis, announefing that Iloilo had been
taken by the combined miltary and
naval forces Saturday morning.
General Miller, on receipt of his in-
structions from Manila, sent native
commissioners ashore from the United
States transport St. Paul, with a com
munication for tbe rebel governor of
Ho Ilo, calling upon him to surrender
within a time stated, and warned him
not to make a demonstration in the in
The rebels immediately moved their
guns and prepaied to defend their po
sition. Thereupon the Petrel fired two
warning guns, and the rebels immedi
ately opened fire upon her.
The Petrel and the Baltimore then
bombarded the town, which the rebels,
having set on fire, immediately evacu
The American troops were
promptly landed and extinguished the
fires in all cases of foreign property,
but not before considerable damage waa
It is believed the enemy’s lose dur
ing the bombardment was heavy, but
no American casualties are reported.
Ths Official Report.
Washington, Feb. 15.—Shortly be
fore midnight, Adjutant-General Cor
bin made public the following d’spatob
from Major-General Otis, reporting the
capture of the town of Bo llo by the
American forces under General Miller,
on the 11th inst.:
“Manila, Feb. 15.—General Miller
reports from Ilo Ilo that the town was
taken on the 11th inst. and held by
troops. Insurgents were given until
the evening of the 13th to surrender,
but their hostile actions brought on the
engagement during the morning. In
surgents fired tbe native portion of the
town. But little losses to the property
of the foreign ¡Habitants. No casual
ties among the troops.”
A dispatch also came from Admiral
Dewey telling of the capture of the
city. It was a brief recital of the facta
of the case, but it is said contained sub
stantially tbe same information as that
sent by General Otis. It was sent to
the navy department, and is expected
to be made public in the morning.
It Extends From the Atlantic to West
New York, Feb. 15.—The fearful
storm which prevailed all day yester
day and last night has increased in vio
lence, and, together with the snow,
which has drifted in many places, has
almost paralyze ’ traffic. Trains on all
the steam railroads have been delayed
for five hours by the storm. Nine At
lantic liners due at this port Saturday
have not put in an appearance.
Freight steamers, the voyages of
which are growing uncomfortably long,
are the Eastern Prince, 24 days out
from Sfaie’ds; Deike Reikmers, 25 day»
out fiom Havre; Salerno, 26 days out
from Newcastle, England, and th»
Catania, 18 days out from St. Michaels.
The Almida, 55 days out from
Shields, has been abont given up as
lost wilh all on board.
There is no doubt that a large fleet
of steamers has arrived in the vicinity
of Sandy Hook, and is waiting outside
for the blizzard to pass.
Four Live« Lost.
Marlboro, Mass., Feb. 15.—A po
liceman who went to a small house in
the rear of a shoe factory tonight to
investigate a fire found the house full
of smoke, and in a room off the kitchen
four persons lying on a mattress, which
had been placed on the floor, all dead,
and in the kitchen three other per
sons in a state of insensibility.
In the South.
Atlanta, Ga., Feb. 15.—The South
is today enveloped in a storm of un
usual severity. From the Gulf north
ward, and from the Atlantic coast to
the western boundary of Texas, a cold
wave has settled heavily on the coun
try, and produced the lowest tempera
ture ever known.
Fifty Below in Manitoba.
Washington, Feb. 15.—The weather
bureau todav issued a special bulletin.
It shows that 50 degrees below zero
was recorded at Minnedosa, Manitoba.
The outlook is there will be a marked
though gradual rise in tbe temperature
east of the Rocky mountains after to-
Mortgage Bill Passed.
Discredit the Andree Story.
The debate upon the mortgage tax
bill of Whitney, passed in the Oregon
house Tuesday, was at times eloquent
as well as stormy, and althongb the bill
passed by a decisive majority, the vote
of some of the members was a surprise.
The vote was 39 to 16, absent 5.
Other bills passed were: To make
violation of the peddlers’ law a misde
meanor insstead of cause for civil ac
tion, as at present; to amend the law
relative to the sale of property for de
linquent taxes, so as to eave labor
and expense of posting notices; to es
tablish a fiscal agency for Oregon in
the state of New York; to regulate the
business of local insurance companies,
by requiring a certain capital and a cer
tain number of policies before engaging
in business: to appropriate (2.000 for
London, Feb. 15.—According to a dis
patch to the Standard from Stockholm,
Nansen and Nordensjold, the explorers,
refuse to credit the story from Krasno
yarsk of the finding, in the province of
Yeniseisk, of the bodies of three men,
supposed to be of Andree ami hie com
the relet of J. W. Magnet.
Rome, Feb. 15.—Prince Napoleon
Charles Gregoire Jacques Philippi»
Bonaparte, third eon of Prince Lucien
Bonaparte, prince of Canino and chief
of the older branch of 11,6 Dunapart»
family, is dead. He was born in Rom«
A report comes from Washington
that the subcommittee of the American
members of the joint high commission
will concede a portion on Lynn canal,
Alaska, to Canada in return for fish
ing concessions on the Eastern coast.