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COLFAX, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 1900.
NEWS OP THE STATES
Gathered From Hills, Valleys
and Plains of the Union.
Boiled Down As It Comes From
the Wires for Information of
Wednesday, February ii«.
The senate committee on manufact
ures submitted to the senate a report on
the extensive investigation of food
adulterations. Accompanying the re
port is a great mass of testimony taken
in leading cities of America. The report
says the importance of the investigation
made and the legislation proponed can
not be too strongly emphasized.
The "Chicago platform" democrats of
Maryland held their state convention for
the purpose of choosing delegates to the
Kansas City national convention. Near
ly every county in the state was repre
sented. Incase the regular state demo
cratic convention declares for the gold
standard and selects delegates, it is the
avowed intention of the silver wing of
the party to go to Kansas City and con
test the seats of the gold men.
The battle royal over 1 he Puerto Rican
tariff bill ended iv the house in a sweep
ing victory for the republicans. The bill
was amended as agreed upon at the con
ference of republican* on Monday night
ho as to reduce the tariff from 25 to 15
per cent of the American tariff and lim
iting its life to two years and was passed
by a vote of 172 yeas to 10L noes. Six
republicans, Messrs. Crampacker of Indi
ana, Fletcher of Minnesota, lleatwole of
Minnesota, Littlefield of Maine, Lormer
of Illinois and MeCall of Massachusetts,
voted with the opposition against the
bill and four democrats, Messrs. Davey
and Meyer of Louisiana, De Vries of Cal
fornia and Sibley of Pennsylvania, voted
with the republicans for the bill.
Thursday, March 1.
The Utah democracy, in convention,
condemned congress for throwing Polyg
amist Roberts out of his eeat.
Congressman Suizer, of New York,
democrat, introduced in the house a res
olution providing for intervention by
the United States in the South African
From October 3 to November 0 last,
151,132,405 pounds of mail matter was
carried from the 74,08-1 postofriees of
the United States. From this basis it
is estimated that 1,505,000,508 pounds
are haudled annually.
The national editorial association held
its convention at New Orleans. Presi
dent Henry made his annual report, ad
vocating a uniform advertising tariff,
condemning the paper trust and trusts
in general for their baneful effect in re
duciug newspaper advertising.
Friday, March 2.
An advance of %c a yard in the price
of print cloths was made at the Fall
River, Mass., factories.
A bill extending homestead rights to
soldiers of the Spanish and Philippine
wars was introduced in the house by
(James of Tennessee.
The stage between Calistoga and Clear
Lake, California, wan held up by a lone
highwayman, who secured $4.50 cash
and the express box, which was not sup
posed to contain anything of vale.
Rhode Island republicans, in state
convention, nominated 11. B. Metcalf
for governor. The platform condemns
the administration for support of the
army canteen, and also condemns trusts.
A special message from the president
was received in the house recommending
that all revenue collected on importa
tions from l'uerto Rico since the evacua
tion of the island by Spain (amounting
to over |2,000,000) should be placed at
the disposal of the president for the re
lief of the island, republicans greeting
the reading of the message with demon
strations of enthusiasm.
Interest in the Puerto Rican tariff
measure now has been transferred from
the house to the senate. Consideration
of the bill embodying substantially the
provisions of the house bill, and in addi
tion providing for a temporary form of
civil government for the island of Puerto
Rico, was begun in the senate, Senator
Foraker, chairman of the committee on
Pacific islands and Puerto Rico, being
in charge of the measure.
Saturday, March 3,
Nearly four feet of snow fell at
Rochester, X. Y.
Congressman Sydney Kpes of Virginia
died at Washington after au operation
An anonymous letter received at the
navy department from Manila charges
the officers of the cruiser Charleston with
intoxication at the time the vessel was
Wool growers of South Dakota, Wy
oming, Montana Utah, and Washington
are combining themselves into an asso
ciation to maintain prices and protect
their mutual interests.
Belief in the efficacy of prayer as a
sure cure for disease was the cause of
the divorce granted to George E. White,
ex-congressman and wealthy lumber
dealer, from his wife, Minnie A.' White,at
The appeal of Admiral Dewey and his
men from the award of the court of
claims in the matter of the bounty due
for the destruction of the Spanish fleet
at Manila, has been filed in the United
States supreme court.
The Kentucky democratic senate to
day passed the bill for the appointment
of a committee to hunt down the per
son or persons who assassinated Gov
ernor Goebel and appropriating $100,
--000 to carry on the work. ThVbill had
previously passed the house. The re
publican senate, sitting in the same hall,
took no part in the proceeding.
Sunday, March 4.
Smallpox is decreasing at Butte, Mon
Archbishop Hennessy, one of the most
zealous of Roman Catholics, died at
Millard Hughes was murdered and
Henry Blevins and others were injured
at a dance near Eastborn station, Ken
tucky, a mining town. Leonard Small
wood, Hamp Gregg and others attacked
Hn/to*. Hughes' head was shot off
and Blevinsand other? were hit by stray
shots. Smallwood later went to sleep
in the room where his victims lay.
The Carterville, Illinois union'miners
who have been on trial for the past 40
days nt Vienna, charged with murdering
nve negro miners, were acquitted by the
jury today. Four other charges are
pending against the miners.
The American German League of Penn
on,^'*' re Prt' Hpntins: an aggregate of
members, adopted a petition
urging the government to use its friend
ly offices to bring about a cessation of
hostilities between Great Britain and
the South African republics, and it was
resolved that all Boer sympathizers
throughout the land be invited to co
operate in sending a general appeal to
Monday, March 5.
Chicago and Milwaukee were in the
grip of the worst storm of the winter.
Sharkey and Fitzsimmons agreed to
fight 25 rounds the tirst week in August.
Frances M. Woleott was given a di
vorce from her husband, United States
Senator Edward 0. Woleott, of Colorado
Dr. W. W. Watkins of Moscow, Idaho,
is among the members of the Doard of
visitors to the naval academy appoint
ed by the president.
Secretary Hitchcock has sent to con
gress, with his approval, a bill drawn by
Commissioner Hermann of the general
land office to authorize and regulate the
sale and use of timber on the unappro
priated and unreserved public lands.
Representative I)e Tries of California
today introduced a joint resolution for
the repeal of duties on white or printing
paper and the material from which it is
made, and directing the attorney general
to proceed under the anti-trust law
against those maintaining a monopoly
in such paper and material.
Lieutenant Edgar F. Koehler, of the
Ninth infantry, was shot in the abdomen
in a village near Tarlac, where he went
in search of some hidden rifles. A Fili
pino, promising to produce the rifles,
led him into an ambush away froai his
soldiers. The soldiers, in revenge, killed
24 of the enemy and burned the village.
Tuesday, March 6.
March wheat at Chicago, 64%; May
GO*. Portland, cash, 52 to 52' 2 : Taco
ma. 50% to 51.
Gold standard bill, as agreed to by
the conference committees of the house
and senate, passed the senate on a vote
of 44 to 20.
President Bernard Moses of the Uni
versity of California was appointed by
the president as the fifth and last mem
ber of the Philippine commission.
With one precinct to hear from, Frank
E. Moores, republican,is re-elected mayor
of Omaha by a majority of nearly 1000
over W. S. Poppleton, fusion. The rest
of the city ticket goes through with
Moores, with the possible exception of
taxveommissioner. Of the nine council
rneu two or three are in doubt, the rest
being republican. The election held to
day, was the most closely contested and
♦•hf>canipaign the hottest ever known.
Acting Secretary Meikeljohn sent to
the house of representatives a state
ment of expenditures by the war de
partment covering the military opera
tions in the Philippines, including out
standing liabilities from May 1, 1898,t0
November 1, 1890. The total is given
at $45,598,000. the principal items be
ing: Quartermasters department. $27,
--715,901, of wh'ch $17,130,804 is for
army transportation ; subsistence de
partment, |950,000; medical depart
ment, 11,206,137; pay department,
#10,833,134; ordnance department, $1,
Justice Brown, as circuit justice of the
Seventh circuit court allowed a writ of
error to the supreme court of the United
States which will probably call out an
opinion on the validity of the contracts
specifying payment in gold coin. The
case is that of Eliza and George Dorr
versus Amy Hunter, from the supreme
court of Illinois. Ti.e Dorrs gave Miss
Hunter a note for £4500. payment to
be made in gold coin. Default being
made, suit wrh brought and collection
resisted on the ground that the clause
requiring payment in gold was contrary
both to the constitution and to acts of
February 28, 1888, and July 14, 1890.
The contract is theretore claimed to be
both unconstitutional and illegal.
GERMANS ARE SOW SCARED.
Oppose the Prohibition of Ameri-
Berlin, March 4—Regarding the re
port cabled from Washington that Sec
retary Hay has received assurances from
the German government that the meat
bill would be changed, United States
Ambassador White said today that he
had no information to confirm it, but
that he expected his assurances would
The executive committee of the Ger
man commercial convention yesterday
adopted unanimously a resolution
against the committee's report on the
meat bill, declaring that such a prohibi
tion of meat imports would considerably
injure meat consumption on the part of
a large section of the nation, especially
the industrial masses. The protest con
cludes as follows:
"We protest on behalf of the industry,
of the commerce and shipping of the
The influential Weser Zeitung points
out forcibly that the meat imports, at a
conservative estimate, amount to only
50,000 marks, whereas the exports to
the United States reach 386.000,000
marks, all of which would be. threatened
by the prohibition of the bill. It says:
"A tariff war would make the British
and the Belgians the successors to the
German trade with the United States.
Moreover the Americans themselves
would develop those industries which
Germany now supplies."
Some of Their Own Medicine.
Manila, March 2.—C01. Anderson, with
the Thirty-eighth infantry, employing
the insurgents' own tactics, has 'am
bushed the enemy near Batangas.
Through spies Col. Anderson learned
that a detachment of insurgents would
pass a certain road. He posted his sol
diers concealed among the trees lining
the road, and when the enemy arrived
the Americans volleyed, killing twenty
four insurgents, wounding thirty and
capturing several. Some arms and am
munition were captured. The effect of
the blow has been salutary. The enemy
in that location are dismayed.
BOERS ARE ON THE (10
Completely Routed By the lirif
ish Army I'nder Roberts.
Their Deadly Trent lies Were Flank
ed By the Cavalry and He
Oefontein, March 7.—Lord Roberts 1
force attacked early thin morning. Gen
eral French turned the southern purl ol
the position of the Boers, who fled,
leaving a gun and large quantities of
forage and their tents. He in now in
pursuit. The Boera on the north hank
are also evacuating their position.
British cavalry turned the left think.
The Boera are in full retreat toward the
north, closely followed by British car
airy, horse artillery end mounted in
fantry. The fighting was confined to
the cavalry, the casualties in which were
about 50. The turning movement was
wide und the British horses are badly
WHEN THK RELIEF CAME.
Scenes of Joy When liadj smith
Garrison Was Keseueil,
London, March 2 —Colonel Rhodes,
the brother of Cecil Rhodes, describing
in the Times the entry into Ladyemith
of Lord Dnndonald and three hundred
men of the Imperial Light Horse and
Natal Carbineers, February 28, sajs:
"It is impossible to depict the enthusi
asm of the beleaguered garrison; cheer
upon cheer ran from post to post, and
staff officers, civilians and soldiers
flocked to greet them. The contrast
between the robust troopers of a. dozen
battles and the pale, emaciated defenders
of Ladysmith was great.
"General White and his stuff met the
troops in the center of the town. He
was cheered with heartfelt enthusiasm.
He addressed the civilians and thanked
them and the garrison for their magnifi
cent rapport through trials which we
alone can realize. We could possibly
have hung on for six weeks longer, but
the privations would have been greut
and the sickness and the paucity of our
ammunition would have limited the num
ber of assaults we would have been able
'We started the siege with 12,000
troops, 2000 civilians and 4000 natives.
Between casualties and sickness, 8000
soldiers passed through the hospital. It
is impossible to overemphasize the priv
ations of the sick, Since the middle of
January a man once down was lost.
The reduced rations of soldiers just suf
ficed for their subsistence. Daily 30 old
horses and mules were slaughtered and
were converted into soup and sausages.
From January 15 to now there have
been over 200 deaths from disease alone.
The last fortnight saw the majority of
the field batteries unhorsed and the guns,
permanently posted in our defenses. The
cavalry and drivers were converted into
infantry and sent to the trenches. A
line of defense had been constructed with
the view of a possible final coutingency
if the outer works should be carried.
"Since the investment the total casual
ties were: Killed or died of wounds, Li
officers and 235 men; died of disease, 6
officers and 340 men; wounded, 70 offi
cers and 520 men, exclusive of white
civilians and natives."
Iteduced «o Extremity.
London, March :}.—TheStandard pub
lishes the following dispatch from Lady
smith, dated Thursday, March 1:
"The once dashing cavalry brigade
has practically ceased to exist. At the
beginning of the year we had 5500
horses and 4500 mules. Before the end
of January we could only feed 1100
horses, the others had either been con
verted into joints, soups and sausages
or had been left to forage for them
selves. These poor emaciated animals
—mere phantoms—were among the most
painful sights of the siege.
"Had we possessed an unlimited
amount of heavy guns and ammunition
we might have made the position more
bearable. Although not a shot was
fired, except in dire necessity, there were,
on February 1, only 4 rounds left for
each naval gun, while the supply for the
field artillery would have been exhausted
in a couple of minor engagements. For
tunately, the Boers were ignorant of the
true state of affairs. Had they known
our real weakness they might have dis
played greater daring with results which
—now that we are safe—we can venture
to contemplate. We were victorious
solely because of masterly inactivity.
"The bombardment was heavy, but
on the whole ineffective. It is estimated
that during the investment about 12,000
shells were thrown into the town, an
average of three tons of explosives
daily. Yet we had only 35 men killed
and 18« wounded. Our largest losses
were from disease."
With the Relieving Force.
London, March .'}.—Winston Churchill,
wh ) accompanied the Ladysmith relief
column, telegraphing his experience.says:
"During the afternoon of February
28 the cavalry brigade pressed forward
under Colonel Burn-Murdoch toward
Bulwana hill and under Lord bundonald
in the direction of Ladyemith. The
Boers tired on both with artillery from
Bulwana. About -4 o'clock Major Gough's
regiment, which was in the advance,
found the ridges surrounding and con
cealing Ladysmith apparently unoccu
pied, lie reported the fact to Lord
Dundonald, who then determined to ride
through the gap with the light horse
"The rest of the brigade was sent
! back to General Buller's picket line. It
was evening when we started.
"About an hour of daylight remained.
We galloped on swiftly in spite of the
rough ground, up and down hill,through
j scrub and rocks and dongas until we
! could see the British guns flashing from
I Wagon hili; but on we went faster, until
I suddenly there came a challenge from
| the scrub; 'Who goes there?'
" 'The Ladysmith relieving army,'we
; replied, and then the tattered and
. almost bootless men crowded around
| cheering very feebly. In the gloom we
I could see how thin and pale they looked
| but how glad they were."
Plums in Kansas.
Topeka, Kas., March -i.—The state
central committee of the populist,demo
crat and silver republican organisations
were in secret ncHHion here last niuht on
til a late boar in an endeavor to a K ref
upon term* under which n complete
union of the three parties may he formed
for the coming state and national cam
paign. Shortly before midnight it wa«
agreed that the populists are to have the
governor, the lieutenant governor,audit
or, attorney general, state superintend
ent, congressman-at-large and one judge
of the court of visitation. The dem,,
crate are to have associate justice, sec
retary of state, treasurer, solicitor Bad
one judge of the court of visitation. The
free silver republicans are to have iriHur
anee superintendent, one judge of the
court of visitation. The electoral ticket
is to be divided between the democrats
and populist* equally.
BAILORS I\ miith LUZON,
Gallant Achievements of a Naval
I.iiiii.iuiiii .-. Force.
Washington, March 2.—The imw de
partment today received from Admiral
WrttiMin at Manila a more detailed ac
count than wan furnished by General
Otis of Lieutenant Gibbon's successful
raid info the southern parts of Luzon
where the insurgents areeaid to be mak
ing their last stand. The two ofßeen ol
the hospital ship Relief, referred to in
Admiral Watson's cablegram, are Fred
Hopp, third officer of the ship, and
Charles Blandford, assistant engineer
3oatswain'e Mate Jarascbaka was one
of the five men attached to the gunboat
MariveieH who were captured October If.
last off the southern coast of Luzon
while landing non-combatants. Some
of the part; were badly wounded, one
fatally, but Juraschaka wan captured
Watson's commendation of Gibbons'
exploit will be placed on the records of
Gibbons in a native of Michigan and
did much to organize the naval militia
force of the country.
Admiral Watson's cablegram follows:
"Armed transport Alava. received from
military governor Sunday. Commis
sioned immediately. Gibbons was
placed in command with a crew and ma
rines from the Brooklyn, lie proceeded
the same day on information received
totbeGulf of Rajay. lie returned to
day with 508 rescued Spanish prisoners,
eight American noldirrs, two officers of
the hospital ship relief and tbeec sur
rendered Filipino officers. The prompt
ness and zeal of Gibbons and the de
tachment commended. All well. Boat*
swain's Mate Juraschaka mirr.-ndered by
the inKur^entH February 16."
Women in the Trendies.
Colenso Camp, Feb. 28.—The Hoers
loKt heavily daring yesterday's fi«titin«.
The lyddite guns wrought n fearful havoc
in the trenches. Many of the wounded
were quite yellow from the effects of the
fumes. Over a hundred prisoner* were
tukeu. Many p! them were Hollanders
ami a few were genuine Boers. Consider
able ammunition for rifles fell into the
hands of the British, hh well as damaged
Maxim Boers but 16 yean of
age were among the wounded. The
prinonerH had not heard of the surrender
<>f Cronje and discredited it. Many
Beemed glad to l»- captured. They ad
mit heavy losses. The women remained
with the Boers in the trenches until three
hours before the British charged. Two
women were found, one dead, the other
fatally wounded. Before she died the
latter said her husband would not let
her go, as she wan such a good shot.
The woman was only 19 yean old.
Entombed in a Mine.
Charleston, W. Va., March (s.—The
greatest mine horror in the history of
the New river region occurred at the
Red Ash about 8 o'clock this morning
by an explosion in the drift mine of the
Red Akli Coal Company. It is feared
that almost 100 lives were lost. The
mine was full of men and the explosion
occurred near the entrance, which was
closed by falling date. A relief crew was
quickly at work. Already ."><) dead hive
been removed from the shaft. The
working capacity of the. mine is 175
men, and it was being worked to its full
capacity to fiil rush orders. It jh be
lieved that 100 mea were at work. State
Mine Inspector I'inckney is at the mine
with a corps of experts lending all the
assistance possible. So far no statement
has been made as to the cause of the
disaster. The explosion made but little
noise and the accident was first discov
cml by a laborer at the cniranee. The
injured are being cared for as well uh
possible under the circum-tanees, and
every nerve in being strained to rescue
those still in the mine.
Cable to the Orient.
Washington, March 0 —The senate
committee on naval affairs today order
ed a favorable report upon the bill to
construct a cable to Manila by way of
Honolulu, Midway islands and (luani.
It in to be under the direction of the
navy department and to be a govern
ment cable. Senator Hale, chairman of
the committee, was authorized to pre
pare the bill and report it to the senate.
The bill will provide for the immediate
construction of a cable only from San
FrancifCO to Honolulu, but it contem
plates the ultimate extension of the
cable to the Philippines and also to
Hong Kong. It is estimated that the
cable to Honolulu will cost between
$3,000,000 and $4,000,000.
Brutal Negro Murderers.
Haxtria, Ga., March o—Dan Mills, a
young farmer living 20 miles from here,
was brutally murdered last night by two
negro boys. Mrs. Mills tried to get
away from the negroes, but they cap
tured her, killing her baby and beat the
woman so badly that she will die. The
Typhoid Fever at Ladyemith.
London, March 6.—Surgeon Treves
cables from Ladyemith that the condi
tion of the town is most deplorable and
that there are 800 cases of typhoid
fever. Lavish supplies of comfort are
now in place, however.
Widow Lawton'B Money.
Washington, March G.—General <\>r
bin today turned over to Mrs. Liwton,
j widow of the late General Lawton, the
fund subscribed by people of tnecountry.
It amounted to $98,432.07.