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VOL. 12. ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 1895. NO. 10. nn MIST FIGHTING IN AFRICA Towns Along Brass River De . stroyed by British. THOUSANDS OF NATIVES KILLED Adrloe from Rear-Adinlral Bedford Nay Lieutenant Taylor of th llojnl Navy aud Two Mn War Killed and fin Woudd. i " ... . ' . .. . Ijmbom, February 27. Advices from Rear-Admiral Bedford, In command of Cape of Good Hope and Want African atatiom, who hai been co-operating with the land forces In the British expedition on Brass river on the Guinea coast, con firm! the report of levere fighting In that locality. The admiral addi that Lieutenant Taylor, of the royal navy, and two men were killed and five men were wounded , The British advanced np Brass river February 13, captured several rebel strongholds and destroyed a number of of war canoes. Many of the natlvea were killed and the main body of rebels ; retreated into the interior. The follow ing day the British advanced further in land, and after sharp fighting captured and burned the native town of Nimbi. ;The natives, who lost heavily, tied from Nimbi to Bussonla followed by the British, who shelled the last named town, but did not proofed further in land. Sir Claude At. Macdonald, who personally directed the operations, sent an ultimatum to the rebels that unless they surrendered and gave up the prison ers captured at Akassa a month ago further attack would be made on them.- A later dispatch from Admiral Bed ford says the British expedition con- , aisled of the gunboats Widgeon and Thrush, two steamers belonging to the Niger protectorate, and the Uagship St. George. On February 21 the rebels In twenty five war canoes attacked the British force at Sacrifice Island, but the fire of the natives was ineffective, and three of the war canoes were sunk, after which the rest retired. The following day the intricate channels of the brass river were buoyed and the creek recon nol le red. "At daybreak February 23," continues Admiral Bedford's dispatch, "we com menced the attack, and after an obsti nate defense of a oitloii naturally dif ficult a landing was gallantly effected and Nimbi completely burned. The force was withdrawn the evening fol lowing, after the residences of Kin Koko and the houses of the other chiefs had been destroyed." An additional dispatch received from Admiral Bedford this evening says that Fisbtown, another town on Brass river, was destroyed by the British expedition ary fore to-dar. The admiral adds: "The Brass chiefs and people Implicated la the attack upon Akasaa have now been punished, and no further opera tions are contemplated." WW MANY THOUSAND TBIBKSMBMV . Bomb, February 27. The Trlbuna ays to-day; ''The recent expedition which King Menelek sent against the Galla tribes in South Abyssinia slew 70,000 tribesmen , and captured 15.000." A dispatch received from Massowah this evening says that King Menelek's i expedition to eoutu Abyssinia auiea 7,000 tribesmen, or one-tenth of the number given by the Tribuna. ONE MORE EXPOSURE. A Ben.atlun Among the Spiritualist Cincinnati. of Cincinnati, February 27. The Spirit ualists of this city are in an uproar over the exposure as a fraud of one of their most brilliant mediums. Even the lead ing Spiritualists admit her materialize- ' construction Tobin bronze plates on a Uons were of the rankest sort. The most steel frame. She will be 89 feet on the i ....... .,.. j ... I. - water line, about 24 feet beam and unpleasant exposure, and one that is over feet drmIti or fonr feet likely to result in a damage suit and a jonger on the water Hne than the Colo criminal suit is this : The medium's ni, ,bot the beam and with over name is Mrs. Nellie Ulrich. A Mrs. ; two feet more draft. Her lead keel will Beaver, of Portsmouth, had a wayward t be about 80 feet long on the top, 6 feet daughter, who, is supposed to oe in mis , city, one acsirea ner to come nome, and Mrs. Ulrich agreed to locate the girl and exert a charm that would cause Tier to return to her mother. Considerable money was spent, and the medium sent letters telling of progress. An accidental discovery by the mother led her to in vestigate, and she learned that her daughter bad not been in this city, and was in another city, wi nines away, ana dangerously III spirit deceived I ill. Mrs. Ulrica says a her. A HAREM IN OHIO. Krerjr Woman Welcome hut Bh b a wir. Must I Galmpoms, 0., February 27. A rival of the sultan of Turkey has Just been discovered In East Gallipolis. lis has been living here for two years with his wife and another woman, who acts in that capacity, the happiest relations ex isting between the three. Another of his adopted wives came over from West Virginia recently and came in on good terms, and then he had three. A few duys ago another woman came there for refuge, and then he had four. Every thing went on swimmingly, between tak ing in washing and getting help from the township trustees and the "pound" f arties, until the other nfgbt, when a l-yeaf-old girl appeared at the harem -and sought shelter. It was given, she being very comely, and the man of the house having a big heart. When she learned the rules of the institution, that every newcomer had to become bis wife, she objected and fled. The neighbors -are greatly Incensed, and are talking of hickory switches, duckings, tar and leathers, etc. . I M"arno Hugh to Be Rmod. FHQCNh Aria.. Fehrnarv 27 11 la re- . ported this evening that the removal of Governor Hughes baa been decided upon tnrmo mmI Ll. 1- . I. - 11. .' V Hi pari, in win n yomwg legislature. ini,Vnni. kL j v 4uinn, , by the bouse 01 commons oi tne renei tne medical society yesieruay. ne in- ?i - lul ?w deoided npon for 'mllM Mr Hardie M. P.. said the JecU Koch's tuberculins, causing a fever, AvSrXTjTX1' 4Mu3&T ifter which the insanity is diminished. rt7.f .nZ L-JiM"! ,tron it loan nf 5.0)0.000 would be neoes- He repeated the treatments, few times, THE HAWAIIAN REVOLT. Comtntnt IS Baa Called Out from aa Kngllia Journal. London, February 27. In leader on the revolution In Hawaii the, Telegraph this morning says : "The spectacle la one to astound and scandalise the civilized world. President Harrison played Into the bands of the ugar pirates openly, and Mr, Cleveland did not dare wash his hands of the baseness and brutality wrought by his fellow president at Honolulu. American warships have played, -cat and mouse with the islands, and are dodging about lust enouich to give the filibusters chances to escape if things come to the worst. Thus, because justice was no body's, and Liliuokalanl was not rich and powerful enough to command friendship, England and America have allowed tula flagrant crime to be com mitted In open daylight. It is eveiy body's Interest, except the declining race of the Islanders, to hush the mat ter no and allow speculators to erect spurious government and stain the American nag by taking upon it this bastard republic. We do not suppose that any power will protest, unless it be Japan when she has leisure: but the spectacle is a sorry one for Christian morality, and is a bitter lesson of what feeble races may expect when the inter ests or civilised powers come in col lision." tin casi or CAMABINKS. San Fbancisco, Februarr 27. P. O, Caraarines, a well-known planter ol Hawaii and a brother of 1). D. Caraar ines, of this city, Is in the list of thoss to be aeporteu Dy me island govern ment, lie will arrive here on the next steamer from Honolulu. About a month ago his brother wrote him from this city and inclosed In his letter a note to Robert Wilcox, the rebel leader, from his brother-in-law, A. Sabrero. The authorities opened the letter, and find fng the note, ordered Camarines to leave the Islands. LEFT THE EXPRESS CAR. Weald-Be Train llohber round Jfoth- lag to Bob. Tocsoa-, Aria., February 27. When the westbound overland reached Stein's Paas to-night, soon after 6 o'clock, two masked men appeared on the station platform armed with six-shooters. One of them entered the engine cab and cov evered the fireman and engineer, while the other commanded a brakeman to out off the car next to the engine and tender. As soon as this was done the engineer was ordered to proceed. Wtien they had gone three miles they stopped. The bandits carried a sack full of what appeared to be dynamite. This they placed beside the roadbed when the en gine stopped and then discovered that they had left the express car behind. The bandits indulged in considerable strong language and then, mounting horses that were fastened to a tree near by, they rode to the south. The engine and car returned to the rest of the train. The passengers, aa is always the case, were scared nearly to death. Manv crawled under their seats and remained there until assured that the danger was over. t rJouthern - Pacific Ietectivs Breckenridge left here to-night for the scene. He is of the opinion that the at tempted robbery was not committed by the two men who held up the overland some weeks ago at Wilcox. He says the holdup was the work of very green hands. THE NEW CUP DEFENDER. Particular of the Yacht Ei pooled to Sustain the Vigilant' Laurel. Bbibtoi., B. I., February 27. The latest information from the HerreahotT works la so positive in it character aa to leave no reasonable doubt as to the type, general dimensions and construc tion of the new cup defender. , She is an out and out keel boat, an improved Colonia, and will be of Tobin bronse 0 inohe8 in depth , the center M(1 wi taiwr u ominallv to taper away gradually to a point both forward and aft. It will be two feet across at the ton and slightly bulged at the bottom. The Colonia was about 130 feet over all. The new boat will be con siderably less, by reason of the shorten ing of the forward overhang, and the making of a stem whose contour above the water is very much like that of the Vaikvrie II, the challenger of the cup of 1803. - A PANIC AVERTED. Toe Roallttlo a Fir Boon at Phila delphia Theater. Fhiladbi.puia, February 27. A panic was narrowly averted at the Chestnut street opera house to-night atthe pres-, entatlon of "The War of Wealth." At lie conclusion of the third act a quan-' tity of cotton was set on fire upon the stago to represent the burning of a mill, ' and the column of Are that shot up from the stage and the volume of smoke made the scene too realistic to be pleas ant to the spectators. To add to the uneasiness of the audience the asbestos curtain of the house was sent down, and someone In the audience shouted "fire," and a wild rush was made for the doors. Some of the cool heads In the audience, however, shouted out that the fire waa a part of the performance, and the panic stricken throng waa quieted. During the panic three women fainted, and one was carrried in an insensible condition from the house. Th Pr-Tln Company. Sxattlb, February 27. The Seattle Press-Times Company filed articles of incorporation to-day with a capital stock of $30,000, James H. Woolery, Frank A. Twicbell and II. B. Jeffries are the incorporators. Dlstr In Kngland. London, February 27. In the hearing . ,ia. th. naoda f tha nnam. ployed. AFTER THE SESSION Oregon Penitentiary Stove Foundry Question. MAJORITY AND MINORITY VIEW In the Closing Hour of th legislature the Matter Wa rally Illseuued and , th Mag of lornor Lord the Suhjoet Acted Upon. Balbm, February 28. Among the acts of the legislature's closing hours was the submission of the majority an minor ity reports on the stove-factory question, There was very little difference in the two reports except that Senator Cogs well's minority report went into the sub ject more fully. It was as follows : "The undersigned, a member of your committee appointed under senate reso lution No. 10, to consider a report upon the following extracts from the message of Governor Lord " 'It is never wise for a state to buy an enterprise which prudent men are anx ious to get rid of. There is an impres sion among some of our people that the purchase of the foundry plant and its operation with convict labor has not been productive ol prom or advantage to me stale, i lie uiea is mat an eie nhant' waa unloaded unon the state. trust there is no foundation for such im pression, but that facta will dim-lone that the foundry has been successfully and profitably operated, furnishing regular employment for convicts ana making the Denltentlarv in a great measure self-sustaining institution. It is your duty to ascertain what is the true slate ol the case. " ' begs leave to suo- mil the following report: The foundry at tlie peniteniiary nas L I .f ..:.. . I. ...... I on... ueen in operation miring wmpw,mon. months with satisfactory results, and after a careful examination of the plant, stock, books and the methods employed by Superintendent K. B. Fleming, who has been acting under the supervision of the governor, secretary of state and state treasurer, aa a Doaru oi managers. I find that the Institution has been wed managed, and while it has not been made as profitable as when operated under the contract svstem on account of the ireneral business depression, it has given employment to a large number of the convicts, ana tnus serveu me prin cipal purpose for which it is maintained by the state. "The Dlant is in excellent condition, and is worth more than when the state purchased it, as there have been added thereto over 7,UW in new patterns, machinery and Improvements. "Tha additions and improvements are considered as more than ollnelling any depreciation on account ol wear dnrlntr the twenty months of operation. . "After a careful examination of the mnnrt nf the board of managers in con section with an investigation of the InnnHrv d ant. books, etc.. 1 nnd that aeid mnnrt I correct with the exception erf the method used in computing the yeake of manufactured goods on hand in exhibit B. aa the inventory of manu factured mods on hand should be at the actnal cost and not the computed selling value. "The stock on hand at actual cost shows as follows: B'ovrs and rannea, 4,IM lb,., at S cenLn,3M M oVtuttorocaotlnin. S.HHH lb..t8enla, 419 41 Hollo wore, S6,lti IM., at Hornta Ml.cell.neom ca.tlui, 181 SOS lor., at S cen't .............. M l olUn ions iuppllu 7S6 M SMS IS S.IND 610 AO MM 07 Fuel, eok and wood. a m at i Cool nf maniifafttMrad ooo.ll and Block on hand .'4.77 45 Th tola! sain amount to......... .. 4ifie s Miking a total merchandtN credit ol f06,K4 SS "The total cost of materials and sup plies being s:i,406.41, leaves the gross profits at 127,317.1)2: deducting the amount expended for labor, salaries, etc., H,800.ttl, gives net profits at cost, 112.457.31. "It is a well-known fact that during the past two years but very few manu facturing enterprises have been con ducted with much profit, while many have succumbed to the general depres sion. "That the foundry has not only been self-stiDDorting. but has a cosh balance of t4,8&.16 and outstanding accounts receivable of 12,004.11) speaks well for the mangeraent and shows it to be a profitable institution for the state. "As to whether the state paid more for the plant than should have been paid I am not sufficiently advised to give an opinion. "If such waa the case, the fault lies with the law which compels the gover nor, secretary of state and state treas urer to purchase this identical plant, and as they had no discretion in the matter, but were obliged to make the purchase whether it was offered for a reasonable price or not, the wonder is that the owners did not compel them to pay the entire sum of $05,000 which was appropriated." COLLEGE KIDNAPING. A Bold Affair Which Kallod to Break Vp a Blal Society Social. Champaign. III., February 26. J. E. Rhlnehard, Frank Twineman, Walter Bnnn and young Shamel, the university freshmen who were kidnaped by a num ber of Greek-letter fraternity men, have been rescued or voluntarily brought back to their friends. The kidnaping has caused more excitement than any thing which has occurred here for years. The manner in which the men were seized, blindfolded, tied hand and foot, thrown into a carriage, driven live miles out into the country and held captive in an-em ptv farm house for nearly fif teen hours" makes a highly interesting storv. The freshmen's social last night, which the kidnaping was Intended to have broken up, was, however, a suc cess. .... . ,t A Cur for Innltjr. London, February 20. The Daily Chronicle's Vienna correspondent says Professor Wagner, of the Vienna Uni versity, expounded a cure for insanity to each Injection lessening the i . . . v"tually it vanished. insanity THE LAST FROM CHINA. Bowl, th Captured Amor loan, Will B Soreraly Treated. London, February 26. The Central News agency's correspondent in Tokio says the naval reports from Wei Hal Wei mention eleven foreigners, who were captured with the island forts sur rendered by the Chinese. Ten of them swore to take no further part in the present war. George Howie, the Amer ican who came to the East with a scheme to blow up Japanese vessels with sub marine Infernal machines, has been de tained aboard the Japanese flagship, pending the decision of his fate. The Japanese made a reservation as to Howie In the articles of capitulation. They are inclined to treat him severely, for he was let go on parole after his ar rest aboard the city of Sydney yet lost no time in breaking his word and plac In his services at the disposal of the Chi nese. The Japanese marines, who were killed in the early torpedo attacks on the Chi nese fleet at Wei Hai Wei, were buried with military honors. The Japanese reports speak highly of Admiral Ting and the orders which he wrote just before his suicide to direct the course of his officers in completing the arrangements for the surrender. The Central News correspondent In Hai Cheng telegraphs under date of February 21, that Lieutenant-General Katsura then reported the Chinese force, which formerly held Kyan Wat 8a, had retreated to New Chwang. The Chinese forces at Ln Kung Tong and Sa Tai Su were about 6,000 strong and bad some twelve guns. At Kung Pein Taa the Chinese liad some 4,000 men. The gar risons at New Chwang and Ying Kow seemed to have been decreased. The Central News correspondent in Peking says high officials there express the hope that Li Hung Chang's appoint ment to be peace envoy will be accept able to Japan. He will have full power to close the negotiations without refer ring matters to Peking. The time and place of the negotiations have not yet been determined. THE INTERNATIONAL GAMES. Personnel of th Team of th London Athletic Club. New Yobx, February 20. The recent correspondence relating to the coming international athletic games between selected teams representing the New York and the London Athletic Clubs was made public to-day by secretary Gulick, of the local organisation. The Englishmen agree to September 21 as the date for the contest, aa already briefly told by cable, and give the per sonnel of their party, together with ex planations and suggestions. The for eign team will.probably be composed of the following gentlemen, with others: U. A. Bradley, u. . rry, . Shaw, A. B. Downer, F.O. Bredin, W. E. Lot yens, E. S. Horan, K. Williams, W. J. H. Barry and S. Ovenden. Bradley, although already a duly elected member ol tne lyomion Athletic Club, has but recently joined, and has done so, it is said, expressly for this competition. All the events are to be governea oy tne cusioniB, ruies ana practice prevailing in this country, and Mr. Holman, secretary of the London Athletic Club, is assured that nothing prohibitive will be attempted. THE DEATH OF DOUGLASS. Jut What Action Waa Taken by th Legislator of North Carolina. Rai.kioii, N. C, February 26. There is a wide misunderstanding over a eo- called Douglass adjournment by the general assembly of North. Carolina, and in connection with it there have been statements which do not present the matter accurately. The actual facts are as follows: The dav after the death of Frederick Douglass a colored representative named Crews offered a resolution providing tbat the house adjourn at 12 noon as a mark of respect to Mr. Douglass. Mr. (Jruptor, a Populist, offered an amend ment to maae ine noor z wcioca, wuicu waa the regular hour for adjournment. Speaker Walser ruled the amendment and resolution notn out oi oraer, saying tiiat the bouse would not adjourn until the business of the day was disposed of. He then suggested that a motion might be made that when it did adjourn, it would be as a mark of respect. A stand ing vote on a motion to this effect was taken and carried. The senate branch of the legislature took no notice what ever of the death of Douglass. OUTSIDE HELP NEEDED. Itoaultl of an Inquiry Among th Min ors of Ohio. Cincinnati, February 26. The com mittee Investigating under the direction of Governor McKlnley for the unem ployed in the Hocking valley and other Ohio coal regions will report to the gov ernor this week and also to the commer- cial bodies that its members represent in different cities. The committee found iiiucu Buuuriua; ucobuuMuii cAiobiiig and has concluded that outside help is ahanllltelv necessary Until the mines open and enable the miners to become ' ' 1 f . ; Ti, nin.in.(! flli.m. reii-Biippui buiK vtMMiiuwii wi.-j ber of commerce will resume its efforts for relief. At Buckingham the miners , during the last year have had eighty-six dava' work. The mines shut down last September and have not run since. naroor tney snail complete tneir work Kula'a lran-8lbrlan Railroad. forthwith. Appeals from the appraise San Fbancisco, February 26. O. Wl- , ment to the superior court are allowed asseimsky and Count Kiasicky, chief to any person. Any person may insti and assistant, chief representative of the ' " " TJUS department of construction of the trans- Siberian railway, were among uie pas- irom tne nung oi tne piats tne surveyed eengers who arrived from the Orient on and platted tide lands may be sold at the Gwlio last night. They are on their public action. way to St. Petersburg, where they are The survey and appraisal of enb to report on progress being made in the merged and other lands, which lie be construction of the government's rail- tween the inner harbor line and the line road, which Is to extend from Vladivos- of high tide, wherever omitted by local tock to Kabaroff in Siberia. They say boards, is provided for. Lands of the about 700 miles of road is now finished, second class are to be sold at $5 per acre and they expect to have the entire line uniformly, unless three persons protest in operation within two years. , , by affidavits that the value of the lands -. is more; such lands are to be surveyed For Aasauiting a Hrituh Cadet. by the applicant at his own expense. Constantinoflb, February 26. Savfet Third-class tide lands are to be sold at p.. od aecomnlicea. who were minimum rate of 25 cents per linear charged with assaulting a British cadet " J " T,.r ' " , . recently, have been found guilty and sentenced each to eight years' imprison ment at hard labor. . STATE GRANTED LAND Selection, Survey, Manage ment and Disposition. SOMEWHAT LENGTHY DOCUMENT Th Feature of th Bill That Ha Bean Introduced In Washington's legis lature by Senator Lh of Ynhluaa and Klickitat. Olympia, February 23. A bill which la likely to attract the attention and consume considerable time of the legii lature was introduced to-day in the sea ate by Senator Leah, of Yakima and Klickitat. It is a bill to provide for the selection, survey, management, lease and disposition of the state's granted tide, oyster and other lands, harbor areas, and for the confirmation and com pleting of the several grants to the state by the United States and creating board of state land commissioners. The general effect of the proposed law is to concentrate the administration of the state's lands in the board of state land commissioners, and it is looked upon as an administration measure intended to carry out Governor McGraw's recom mendations aa presented in nis message. The framework of the bill, and in gen eral its provisions, are taken from the Dresent law. but there are such amplifl cations and modifications as experience or needs have shown to be necessary, The bill is of extraordinary length, has 102 sections, and covers the greater part of the old law into about thirty type written pages additional. Among the principal new features are these : The abolition of the county boards of tide-land appraisers, except where they are now engaged in platting ana ap praising first-class lands, to-wit: in Pierce, King, Chehalis and Pacific; the abolition of the seven state land agents or cruisers, who now receive 10 cents an acre to select granted land, and the ap pointment of one at a salary of $1,200 ner year: the abolition of the seven as sistant attorney-generals at land office points to contest tana cases, wnoarenow paid $5,000 and the imposition of their work upon the new board. Ample pro vision Is made for the prosecution of timber tbeives and other trespassers on state lands. The lands put under the control of the board are classified as granted lands in eluding school, university and other ed ucational grants, grants for other than educational purposes and lieu and in demnity lands: tide-lands including all lands over which tne tiue eons ana nows from the line of ordinary high tide to the line of mean low tide, except at har bor-line cities, where the tide lands are made to include the lands between the hiiih tide and the inner harbor line; shore lands including lands below the line of ordinary high water on the shores of navigable rivers and lakes, and also inclnding lands reclaimed by lowering 1 the waters of such rivers and lakes ; oys- ter lands, harbor lines and areas, arid lands not provided for by another body, and all other lands including lands es cheated to the state or acquired by deed of gift or sale. All the foregoing classes are described as "public lands" or "state lands," and the two terms are deemed to be synonymous. Besides this it is made the duty of the board to super vise all officers who have anything to do with the care or disposal of state lands, and excepting as otherwise provided, to finally determine all questions arising in connection with the administration of the laws. Provision is made for the selection of ten townships of unaurveyed land under the provision of the sundry civil act of congress of last year, which ?;ives the state an opportunity to select rom the best land now remaining for selection in the state, the cost of survey to be repaid by the United States gov ernment. Permission is granted to sell timber apart from the land, provided the timber is appraised at least $10 per acre, and fallen timber, natural hay or gravel may also be sold to the highest bidder after advertisement. Delinquent school land contracts shall be declared forfeited after two years' delinquency, but the purchaser may be reinstated if he pays up all delinquency within thirty days after receipt of notice of forfeiture. The word "improvements" used in re ferring to granted lands is defined as fencing, ditching, draining, houses, barns, shelters, wells, slashing, clearing, breaking done within three years. Im provements, when referring to title and shore lands, or harbor areas, is defined aa structures erected, and filled and made ground ; made and actually in use for business, trade or commerce or resi dence prior to March 26, 18U0, including such a reasonable amount of land as is usually required for the ordinary usee of the business, trade or commerce car ried on in connection with the land ac tually covered by structures, provided that ordinary capped piles Bhall not be considered improvements. Provision ie made for the certification of the non- mineral character of school land, which, if enacted, will prevent mineral claims Deing nieu on ecuooi lanus. Rights of way are granted to counties or cities over mililin land, nrnvidnd thof timber on such right of way shall be I , ) .1- ' , J I . 1 pam ,ur nuu no uuiuitu sworn pias oe Uled. The lands of the first-class are to be surveyed nnd nrvnraised hv thahnard with a proviso that where local boards are now at work on first-class lands- that is at Tacoma, Seattle or Gray's ence righta are not exercised sixty days foot of the government meander line, with the same exception as to increased value as is provided for second-cUbs lands. Elaborate provision is made for lease of harbor areas. Leases are to be ranted to the highest bidder after ad vertisement, who is to give an adequate bond for the execution of his lease, un der which the right to regulate wharf age, dockage, etc., is reserved to the tate, and preference rights to lease are granted to owners of upland, and of im provements upon the harbor areas or adjacent tracts. Power to summon witnesses and to punish for contempt is granted. All rec ords in relation to surveys are turned over to the commistioner of public lands. HE'S GENERAL BEEBE NOW. Goremor Lord Honor th Popular Flnt Regiment Colonel. Saleh, Or., February 23. Governor Lord yesterday notified the senate that he had appointed Colonel Charles F. Beebe, of the First regiment, to the brigadier-generalship of the Oregon state militia. The senate promptly confirmed the appointment, and official notifica tion will doubtless be sent to Colonel Beebe to-day. Numerous congratula tory telegrams were dispatched to Colo nel Beebe yesterday, and the uniform expression in militia circles is one of pleasure at the appointment. Without apparent effort beyond care ful and competent attention to the duties of his position and his innate natural courage Colonel Beebe has made him self very popular among all who have been brought in contact with him. He is generally regarded as having been the principal factor in the development of the First regiment to its present excel lent high condition of efficiency. Since his election as its colonel in July, 1887, he has devoted his energies to the unifi cation of the battalliou, and the crea tion of a regiment out of what had prev iously beeen practically but an associa tion of different companies. He had a difficult task before him, but one which his zeal, long experience and intimate knowledge of military affairs eminently fitted him to perform. It is presumed that Colonel Beebe's duties aa brigadier general will begin as soon as his com mission is made out and forwarded to him. It has been said the appointment cannot take effect until the expiration of the term of General Compson, and that the law provides tbat the brigadier general's term shall cover fonr years, and that the office can only be declared vacant as the result of the resignation or impeachment of the incumbent. It is presumed, however, tbat Governor Lord would not move in the matter without being fully informed as to the law and the extent of his authority. PROPOSED AMENDMENTS. On by Squire of Washington nnd An other by Mitchell of Oregon. Washington, February 23. Several proposed amendments to the pending appropriation bills were introduced in the senate, without much prospect of passage. Squire gave notice of an amendment to the sundry civil bill ap propriating $5,000 for an investigation of the commercial and gold resources of Alaska. Perkins of California gave no tice of an amendment to the naval bill appropriating $150,000 toward the con stcuction of a drydock at the Mare isl and navy vard, the limit of cost being $700,000. Mitchell of Oregon gave no tice of an amendment to the same bill, which provides that any officer while within the retiring age of 62 years, who has been transferred from the active to the retired list for disability possibly curable, shall be subject to examination at the navy department's discretion as to ability to resume the duties of his existing commission, and if found thus able, and there being no other necessity for his continuance as a snpernumary officer, he shall be ordered back to the active liet. according to his existing commission when the next vacancy oc curs. NAMED FOR OFFICE. List of Appointment Made by Ooror- x '' nor Lord.': Salkm, February 21. Governor Lord made the following appointments to day : , Regents of the state agricultural col lege W. E. Yates, of Corvallis; H. B. Miller. of Grant's Pass: Benton Killin, of Portland. Regents of the state uni versityA. Bush, of Salem ; S. P. Stur gis, of Pendleton; 8. H. Friendly, of Eugene. Regents of Monmouth normal school Benjamin Schofield, A. Noltner and 0. F. Paxton, of Portland. Regent Weston state normal school W. G. Lvon. of Helix. Brigadier-general Ore gon National Uuard Charles . tteeoe, ol Portland. Trustees uregon ooiuiers Home 8. H. Ormsbv. of Argenti: B. F. Alley, of Florence; William Gallo way, of McMinnville; John P. Robert son, of Salem : Henry Rust, of Baker City. - Newspaper Men a Blaekmnllar. Paris, Februarp 23. The trial has been concluded of representatives of the press of this city charged with black mail and sentences were pronounced to day. M. Decler, of the Ninteenth Cen tury, was condemned to fifteen months' imprisonment and a fine of 200 franca ; M. Girard, manager of the Ninteenth Century, and M. Heftier to two years in ; 1 tVtn franra. fin Mih ' Af Camile Preyfus, a former mem ber of the chamber of deputies and lately politi cal director of the Nation, one year in prison and 500 franca fine. M. Edou ard Postalis, formerly director of the Nineteenth Century, to five years' im prisonment and 5,000 francs fine. The arrest and conviction of these men grew out of the unearthing of a gigantic scheme of levying blackmail upon the managers of all casinos and gambling clubs in France. An Unconfirmed Rumor. Astobia, February 23. An uncon firmed rumor comes from Ilwaco that Jacob Karam contemplates disposing of his stock in the Oregon Railway 4 Navi gation Company. The reason alleged is the supposed intention on the part of the Oregon Railway & Navigation Com pany to parallel its line from Ilwaco to Tinker's, at which point the Oregon Railway A Navigation officials on the occasion of their recent visit to Ilwaco, nrnftwaed to have found what they de sired as a suitable locatiou for hoteL PACIFIC NORTHWEST. Condensed Telegraphic Re ports of Late Events. BRIEF SPARES FK0M THE WIRES Budget of New ForEafr Digestion From Different Part of the State of Wash ington, Oregon and Idaho Items of Interact t PaelBe Coaat People. Joseph Dame has been appointed re ceiver of the Ashland. Or., mine. Herrick's new cannery at The Dalles, Or., is being put in shape for work. A Tacoma man has applied for a di- , vorce because his wile called him fraud. The bonus and easements for the Med ical Lake, Wash., sanitarium have all been secured. There is a movement on foot in Ta coma to raise a bonus among the fruit men for a cannery. ' The fruitgrowers of Salem and vicin ity have formed an association to build . and operate a cannery. Albany's, Or., new charter provides lor issuing $20,000 in bonds to pay off ac umulated indebtedness. A New Whatcom, Wash., mill has contracted to furnish a Chicago firm '600,000 feet of fir wagon-tongue plank. Everett, Wash., has taken a fit of spite ; against Seattle, and will show it by join ! ing Tacoma in calling Mt. Rainier JlU Tacoma. I Lieutenant George H. Fortson has I been elected captain of company B at . Seattle, to succeed Captain L. S. Booth, resigned. The Great Northern has assured the Shippers' Association of Seattle that suitable terminals will be constructed : immediately. The Lakeview, Or., Examiner is cir culating a petition to have a United : States army post at Lakeview, as a sub stitute for re-occupying Fort Bidwell should it be decided to restore that ' abandoned post. An nnusnal and peculiar disease is ' spreading among the Indian ponies on ! the Umatilla reservation and causing , much uneasiness to white settlers in the ' vicinity. The horses afflicted reel and stagger, hair drops off and sores break out all over tne body. , The supreme court has affirmed the decision of the superior court of Spokane county in the case of Helen Grier, sen tenced to ten years for poisoning her hus band. The case was made interesting from the fact that the woman's own daughter testified against her. I The Weiser Flouring Mills Company of Weiser, Idaho, is looking into the ad- visability ot removing its plant to Baker ' i City, Or. It is said that the proposition i v. i- , I .1 . t. . una umii rowrauiy wuDiuereu, tuu uiiu the mill would be moved if the citizens will guarantee to buy the product of the mill. There is no better point in the state for the establishment of a flooring mill than this. Powder river valley pro duces more than enough wheat to keep a 100-barrel mill running night and day vpur round, and the products of the mill will find ready sale in the adjacent saining camps and supply points. The board of curators of the Washing ington State Historical Society is com- . posed of Elwood Evans, Tacoma, presi dent; Henry Boeder, Whatcom county, vice-president; General L. P. Bradley, , Pierce county, chairman ; B. F. Barge, Kittitas county; A. A. Denny, King county; Senator F. G. Deckenbach, Chehalis; J. H. Long, Lewis county; Miles C. Moore, Walla Walla; W. F. Prosser, Yakima; Allen Wier.OIympia; Charles W. Hobart, Tacoma. At a meet ing held in Olympia the other day Ezra -Meeker, of PnvallnD. was elected a : member of the board to succeed the lata J. P. Stewart, of Puyallup. The coast and geodetic survey steamer Hassler is practically out of commission, and will be sold to the highest bidder on or about March 20. The Hassler has wintered at Tacoma for two eeaeons. No appropriation was made by congress ; to continue her in the service, and rather than have her lay up possibly two or three seasons in charge of a shipkeeper it was decided to sell her. The Hassler was built in 1871 and cost about $70,000. She went into commission in 1872, and has been in continual service ever since. , Her commander is Lieutenat G. H. Har bor, who commanded the expedition' sent to the Arctic regions to recover Ex plorer Long's body - Tne cannerymen on the Washington' side of the river are interesting tlicm-' selves in an effort to secure the estab lishment of a hatchery on the Kalama river, in Cowlitz county, as well as one n the Chinook river at or near the point where Deputy Fish Comissioner -Al Houchen conducted his successful experiments in salmon hatching last fall. The cannera expect that the re cent appropriation of $20,000 by the Washington legislature will be sufficient when economically expended to estab lish two hatcheries at the points named, on such a scale aa will prove a powerful argument in favor of a more liberal ap propriation by the next legislature. At a recent meeting' of the Tacoma' chamber of commerce the following resolution was introduced by R. G. Hud son and passed : . "Be it resolved that it is the sense of the Tacoma cbatntier of commerce that it is unwise, and will necessarily result in great loss to con tinue the construction of the capitot building now in conrse of erection at Olympia, and we therefore urge the legislature to enact a law which will suspend the construction of said build ing until more prosperous times than the present and the value of the lamia donated by the general government for this purpose shall have been more ac curately and fully ascertained." A deal has been consummated nnder which J. E. Jennings, of Salt Lake, and associates will purchase the Ridenbangh canal near Boise and some 8.000 acren of, land belonging to the company. The. price paid is in the neighborhood of $350,000. The canal irrigates a large section of country below Boise, includ ing lands in the vicinity of Nampa. It is understood that an extensive colon!-'' rat inn nroiect is a part of the new own ers' scheme to be followed by the erec tion of extensive beet-sugar works. Mr. Jennings is prominently identified with the Utah Sugar Company. He has been invaaMo-atinir the Boise section for two years, and has said the soil and climate , are peculiarly adapted to sugar-beet cul ture. ".