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5V UNI O N TARIFF FOR REVENUE, INCIDENTAL PROTECTION AND SOUND MONEY. VOL. II. CORVALLIS, BENTON COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1 1899. NO. 33. OREGON EVENTS OF THE DAY Epitome of the Telegraphic News of the World. TERSE TICKS FROM THE WIRES An Interesting Collection of Items From the Two Hemispheres Presented In a Condensed Form. Vine buildings covering half a block in the heart of the businesss portion of Columbus, O., were destroyed by fire, The transports, Ohio and Senator, bearing the Twenty-second infantry to the Philippines have sailed from San Francisco. The second battalion of the Seven teenth infantry are en route to Manila via New York. They sailed from that port on the transport Sherman. The largest combination of - whisky and distilling interests yet attempted baa been concluded in New York, un der the title of the Kentucky Distillers & Warehouse Company. - Negotiations for the consolidation of the leading pottery interests bave been concluded in New York by the. forma tion of the Ainer.can pottery compa nies, with a capitalization of $i0.000, 000. -7 A now -slide occurred on the Cana dian Pacifio at Rogeis Pass, in the Sel kirk range. The railroad roundhouse and other buildings were demolished. Nine persons are known to have been killed and two injured. Con ti acts have been let for the erec- .tion of a large beet-sugar factorv at Anaers. a small town west of Omaha, on the Dnion Pacifio. The men who are furnishing the money to build the factory are Boston capitalists. - The Dnited States transport Grant, which left New York January 19, hav ing on : board Major-General Lawton, the Fourth infantry and a battalion of " the Seventeenth infantry, bound for Manila, has arrived at Gibraltar. Steamer Rhynland, from Liverpool. for Philadelphia, went ashore ' four miles north of Penwiok's , island life- saving station. A heavy snow-storm . was prevailing at the time. There were 42 passengers and a crew of 79 on . board, all of whom weie rescued.. ..... There lias been no' further general fighting between the partisans of the rival chieftains in the Samoan islands, since tiie last advices except that a party of Mataafa's followers was routed in the bush by Malietoans. It is ex pected, however, that fighting will be resumed, as Mataafa is arresting per sons who have been alreadv fined and released. The work of pillage con' tinues, among the houses looted being Vilima, the home of the late Robert Lou in Stevenson, the novelist. Iowa mineworkers are making an effort to have eight hours declared a day's work. .native troops ate to be utilized in Cuba and Amerioan soldiers gradually -withdrawn. A syndicate composed of American, Canadian, English and French. capital ists, is making an effort to secure con trol of all the railroads in Cuba now building and in operation, and all to be' constructed hereafter. -' The bishop of Havana has declared that Preotestant services cannot be held over the graves of the Maine victims in Columbus cemetery, as it is consecrated ground. Americana were preparing to decorate the graves on the anniversary of the explosion. The Central ' Cable Company an nounces that the Dnited States govern ment in the Philippines has modified the recent prohibition of telegrams in cipher or code. Messages in secret lan guage may now be accepted, subject to government cnesorshi p. The senate committee on naval affair! has decided upon favorable re port on the bill providing for addi tional pay to laborers in navy-yards who worked overtime during the emer gency of war with Spain. The amount required is about $300,000, and about ' 6,000 men are involved. General Otis cables the war depart ment, giving the number of deaths in his command since January 7. The total is 19, many of whom .died of smallpox. The greater number of deaths were of Kansas, Colorado, Cali fornia and Pennsylvania privates. In the 1 ist appear the names of Allen K Carlyle, private, First Washington. January 16, typhoid; Earld A. Jeans, First Washington, January 36, ty phoid; Wistar Hawthorne, private, Second Oregon, diphtheria. Cuban General Gomez refuses to disband his army unless paid nearly .$60,000,000. He claims to have 40,000 men under arms, for which he asks pay for three years' service, at the same rate as given American soldiers. For his own services in the past he wants $11,000 a year, the same as paid an American lieutenant-general. He has about 200 brigadier-generals, who de mand pay at the rate of $5,500 annually for three years past, besides numerous other officers, whose pay aggregates $3,783,000. Minor News Items. The third regiment, infantry, has left St. Paul for New York en route to the Philippines. . A blizzard has been raging over Wyoming. A tecent dispatch says the deep snow has a hard crust, and there will be much suffering among stock. An Iowa syndicate, with $30,000,000 capital, has asked congress to grant a subsidy of $16,000 a mile for a railroad and telegraph line to the Yukon, via Copper river. LATER NEWS. A fish cannery . combine has been formed on the Columbia rivei, with capital of C2, 000, 000. General Count von Capri vi," former chancellor ot the German empire, died at Siren, near Cxossen, Germany. . The peace treaty was ratified by the senate by a majority of three votes over the required three-fourths. The treaty was ratified without amendment. Isaac Ofner, a grooeiyman, doing business in Portland, Or., was held up and robbed in his store about 8:30 in the evening by a lone highwayman. John M. Com stock, for 40 years chief of the customs division of the treasury department, died in Washing' ton after an illness of several weeks. A monster petition to President Mc Kinley and the members of the joint high commission is being signed, ask ing their assistance in seeming the re' peal of the alien exclusion act recently passed' by the government of British Columbia, in which the Atlin mining district is located. Farmers of Connecticut, New York New Jersey. Ohio, Indiana, South Da kota, Wyoming, Iowa, Nebraska, Kan sas, Missouri, Kentucky, Texas, Arkan sas and California are forming state branches of the proposed new national farmer's party, and preparing to send representatives to the national execu tive committee's meeting, which is to be called shortly by the projectors the new party. According to a recent dispatch, iron add steel sheet manufactories of 19 in Pennsylvania. Ohio, West" Virginia, Kentucky and Indiana, controlling an aggregate annual output of 318,000 tons ox steel and iron sheets, are pre paring to consolidate. This action, it is added, is made necessary by the com bination.)! tin-plate plants, and it is believed that the proposed consolida tion will eventually be absorbed by the tin-plate trust. Local representatives at Tacoma ad mit that the street railway systems of that city are to be consolidated, with Eastern capitalists in control. A com pany with-$2,000,000 capital has been organized to operatcall street-cars and furnish power to manufactories. A water-power plant will be constructed. Representatives of J. P. Morgan & Co. the Northern Pacific railway, Dnion Pacific and the O. R. & N., with local men, are interested in the deal. The 'two highwaymen who for the past two months have been holding up citizens and stores and terrorizing all Portland are safely lodged in jail. One of them, Harry Traoy, was arrested by Detective Weiner, after a shooting affray that stopped a passenger train and roused a whole neighborhood. The other, Dave Merrill, fell into the bands of Detectives Cordano and Ford Snnday, and gave the information which led to the capture of his accom plice. Both are ex-convicts and des perate men. Iiis believed that the battle at Ma nila will hasten the ratification of the treaty with Spain by congress. . Two soap trusts are being formed one at Chicago, with $100,000,000 cap ital, and one at Boston with $20,000, 000. San Francisco is to have a world's fair in 1901. It is to be known as ths Pacifio Ocean and International. Expo sition. Turkey is making military prepara tions in view of a possible Macedonian uprising. Bulgaria is also hastily or ganizing and arming troops. President McKinley has presented to Charles A. Schott. chief of the comput ing division of the United States coast and geodetic survey, the prize recently conferred upon him by the Academy of France.' Mrs. Cordelia Botkin, found guilty by a San Francisco court of the murder of Mrs. John P. Dunning, has been sentenced to prison for life, the judge refusing a new trial. The case will be appealed. The commission to investigate the conduct of the war is devoting all of its energies to closing up its report. The rough draft is practically completed, and copies are being made of the docu ment, so far as it is ready. It is said administration officials are urging the president to endeavor to en list the services of Aguinaldo in the settlement of the Philippine question, as he has the services of General Go mez in the pacification of Cuba. Lord Charles Beresford, the distin guished British naval officer and states man will arrive in San Francisco on the Japanese steamer American Maru, due on February 11, and the chamber of commerce is arranging for a public reception to the Englishman. The situation at the mining camp of Independence, 18 miles from Aspen, Colo., is critical in the extreme. Star vation stares the inhabitants of the town in the face. Provisions and fuel Btipplies are nearly exhausted. Wood that had been cut and piled for winter use lies buried under many feet of snow, and cannot be reached. Roads leading to Aspen, the only source of supply for Independence, are impassa ble. Snowslides are so frequent be tween Aspen and Independence that it is almost suicidal to venture on the route. General Sheridan has compleeted ar rangements to send the third expedi tion of troops to the Philippines. It will consist of 16 companies, taken from the 12th and 17th infantry regi ments. A dispatch from Cokeville, Wyo., says a snowslide a mile long occurred, burying several men and teams. All the men were takeu out alive with the exception of Burt Handy,, who war dead when found. CLASH OF ARMS Serious Fighting Be tween Americans and Insurgents. THE FILIPINO LOSS IS LARGE Twenty American Soldiers Killed, and 175 Wounded Enemy's Iioss Runs - Into the Thousands News of the Battle Confirmed by General Otis. Manila, Feb 7. The long-expected rupture between the Amerioans and the Filipinos has come at last. The former are now engaged in solving the Philip pine problem with the utmost expedi tion possible. '. he clash came at 8:40 yesterday evening, when three daring Jnlipinos darted past the Nebraska regiments at Santa Mesa, but retired when chal lenged. They repeated the experiment without drawing the sentries' fire, but at the third time Corporal Gieeley challenged the Filipinos and then fired. killing one of them and wounding an other. Almost immediately afterward the Filipinos' line from Caloean to Santa Mesa commenced a fusilade which was ineffectual. The Nebraska, Montana and North Dakota outposts replied vigorously , and held their ground until reinforcements arrived. The Filipinos in the meantime con centrated at three points, Caloean, Ga galangin and Santa Mesa. At about 1 o'clock the Filipinos opened a hot fire from all three places simultaneously. This was supplement ed by the fire of the two seige guns at Balik-Balik and by advancing their skirmishers from Paoo and Pandacan The Americans responded with a ter rific- fire, but owing to the darkness they were unable to determine its effect. The Dtah light artillery finally suc ceeded in silencing the native battery. The Third artillery also did eood work on the extreme left. The engagement lasted over an hour. The Dnited States cruiser Charleston and the gunboat Concord, stationed off Malabon, opened fire from their second ary batteries on the Filipinos position at Caloean and kept it up vigorously. At 2:45 there was another fusilade along the entire line and the Dnited States sea-going double-turreted moni tor Monadnock opened fire on the ene my from off Malate. With daylight the Amerioans ad vanced. The California and Washing ton regiments made a splendid charge and drove the Filipinos from the works at Paoo and Santa Mesa. The Nebraska regiment also distinguished itself, cap turing several prisoners and one How itzer, and a very strong position at the reservoir, which is connected with the waterworks. The Kansas and Dakota regiments compelled the enemy's right flank to retire to Caloean. There was intermittent firing at va rious points all day long. The American losses are estimated at 20 men killed and 125 wounded. The Igorotes, armed with bows and arrows, made a determined stand in the face of a hot artillery fire, and let many dead on the field. Several attempts were made in this city yesterday evening to assassinate American officers. Confirmed by Otis. The following dispatch from Gen. Otis confirms the news of the fighting: 'Manila, Feb. 7. To Adjutant-Gen eral, Washington, D. C: Saturday the insurgents opened attack on our outer lines at 8:45, repeated attack sev eral times during the night. At 4 o'olook this morning entire foroe was engaged, and all attacks repulsed; at daybreak advanced against insurgents, and have driven them beyond lines they formerly occupied, capturing sev eral villages and their defense works; insurgents' loss in dead and wounded large; our own casualties thus far esti mated at 175, very few fatal." A dispatch to the London Post says: Many of the insurgents were driven into the Pasig river and drowned. Sev eral hundred were taken prisoners. In a subsequent telegram the follow ing statements are made: Last night's and today's engagements have proveda veritable slaughter for the Filipinos, their killed being reported as amount ing to thousands. To Crush the Kevolt. Washington, Feb. 7. Instructions will be sent to Major-General Otis to morrow, directing him to follow up his Victory over the insurgents and to crush the power of Aguinaldo in the Philip pines, " "- - suit, bmtlto asttv AlTtft. MONUMENT TO MAINE HEROES. Resolution Adopted by the Lower House of Congress. Washington, Feb. 6. In the senate the president pro tempore presented a memorial from the Chamber of Com merce of New York, urging ratification of tbo peace treaty. ' Hale, chairman of the naval affairs committee, favora bly reported the following joint resolu tion, and it was adopted: - "The secretary of the navy is hereby authorized to have erected in Colon cemetery at Havana, Cuba, a suitable granite monument to the memory of the sailors and marines who ' lost their lives by the destruction of the Maine, and whose remains are buried in that cemetery, and to suitably inscribe and enclose such monument, and the sum of $10,000 is appropriated for that pur pose." Harris offered the following resolu tion, which he asked might lie on the table: "That the Dnited States hereby dis claims any intention or purpose to ex ercise permanent sovereignty, jurisdic tion or control over the Philippines and assert their determination when a stable and independent government shall have been erected therein, en titled to recognition as such, to trans fer to such government upon terms which shall be reasonable and just all rights secured under the cession by Spam, and to t her upon leave the gov ernment and control of the islands to their people. " In accordance with previous notice, Money began the discussion of .expan sion, speaking in opposition to taking the Philippines. Money conoluded at 2 o'clock, and Daniel then addressed the senate on the same subject. Opposition to Test Tote Washington, Feb. 6. The contro versy in the senate ovei the vote upon the various resolutions interpretative of the peace treaty took an acute turn late today. The opposition to a vote first came from the . friends of the treaty, who held to the theory that it could be ratified without compromise. Those who apparently were then will ing that a vote should be taken today held an opposite view, and absolutely refuse to agree to a time for taking a vote. The contest occurred in the execu tive session, which did not occur unti a quarter after 5- o'clock.- xhe next hour and a quater was spent in a vain endeavor on one side to get an agree ment to a date for a vote upon the resolutions, and on the other in a more successful effort to bring the day's ses sion to a oiose without allowing any thing to be accomplished in that di rection. After a general debate on the subject the senate adjourned. DYEA AND SKAGWAY. They May Be Ceded to the Dominion of Canada by Treaty. Washington, Feb. 6. If the report of their subcommittee is adopted, as seems possible if not probable, a slice of Alaska territory, embracing the en trance to the Klondike, may be ceded to Great Britain in treaty to be adopt ed by the Anglo-American commission. ine suDoommittee 8 report, it is said, comes dangerously near to putting Skagway and Dyea under British con trol, leaving to the Americans, bow ever, the control of the headwaters of the Lynn canal, by which both of these supply towns are reached. To Kill All Foreigners. San Francisco, Feb. 6. In the sto ries of the murders of missionaries and foreign residents recently in China, de tails of a particularly barbarous affair at Chongan Chiang, involving the life of an Englishman named Fleming, and Evangelist Pan, have been wanting J. R. Adams, of the Chinese inland mission, visited the scene of : the mur ders, and tells of a shocking condition of affairs, in the North China Daily News. He ascertained that the people of Chongan had determined to take the life of every foreigner in the place, and when Mr. Fleming set foot in the town he was a doomed man. At least 200 people witnessed the murder from the opposite side of the river. Evangelist Pan was suddenly and quickly out down. Mr. Fleming dismounted from his mule to go to his assistance, but he, too, was attacked and slain after a desperate conflict. A Court of Inquiry Probable. Washington, Feb. 6. Indications are that a court of inquiry will be or dered to investigate and report upon the truth or falsity of statements al leged to have been made by General Miles, in which the quality of beel furnished the troops during the late war was brought in question. Deadly Work of a Train. Pittsburg, Feb. 6. A two-horse wagon on which five men and a young woman were riding, was struck today by a Baltimore & Ohio freight train afRiverton station. Four men were killed and the other man and the young woman so badly injured that they will probably die. Hepburn's Canal Bill. Washington, Feb. 6. The house committee on interstate and foreign commerce today directed a favorable report on the Hepburn Nicaragua canal bill, with amendments, as a substitute for the Morgan bill, passed by the sen ate. Record-Breaking Voyage. Washington, Feb. 6. The Buffalo arrived at Manila today, having made record-breaking run from New York to Manila in 64 days. She has on board about 700 sailors to relieve the men in Dewey's fleet. She will be used as a regular transport for men and naval stores, making regular trips be tween Manila and San Francisco. It is calculated that the men of Great Britain spend at least $25,000,000 every year on silk hats. OEEGON'S S0L0NS. Initiative and Referendum Passes the Senate Convicts to Be Worked on Marion County Roads. Eight bills were passed in the Oregon senate last Wednesday and two were recommittted for amendment. Four of the bills passeu were to amend the charter of Lakeview, Can yon City, Seaside and Hilsboro. Looney's bill to provide for working state convicts on about 125 miles of Marion county roads, between state in stitutions, and appropriating $3,500 for superintendence and buying tools, passed by a vote of 127 to 7. The bill to make a person who vol untarily charges a crime against an other before a justice of peace or grand jury pay the costs in case the prosecu tion prove malicious or frivolous finally passed, as did a bill to prevent swine running at large in Sherman county, and a bill to reduce the salaries of Washington county officers. . In the House. The reconsideration of the Woodburn charter bill was the occasion for an other spirited forensic battle at the ses sion of the bouse Wednesday. The bill, however, passed by a vote of 85 to 15; absent, 10. A motion to recon sider the vote by whioh the bill was de feated January 27 passed unanimously. Other bills passed were: To amend the charter of Arlington; to incorporate Medford; to fix the compensation of the assessor of Jackson county at $1,900 per annum in lieu of per diem; to create a separate board of county com missioners for Clatsop county. The following bills were introduced: To amend the charter of Medford; to incorporate Enterprise; to repeal the let providing for the payment of street and sewer assessments in installments. Initiative-and Referendum. The resolution for an initiative and referndum amendment to the constitu tion passed the senate last Thursday, having previously passed the house, nd is ready for submission to the next legislature. The American Bar Association's codi fication of laws relating to negotiable paper passed both houses. The Curtis bill limiting the'number and salaries of professors in the state university passed the house after a sharp discus sion.- - - - .;. . Hill's pilotage bill, which passed the house a week ago, was reported by the senate committee on commerce and navigation with amendments striking out a large part of the bill and leaving it without direct bearing on bar pilot age and placing the appointment ol pilot commissioners in the hands of the governor. The amendments were adopted, and the bill passed, 21 to 5. The only change in the present law is to make river pilotage not compulsory. In the senate Thursday a resolution to authorize the exchange of the old blind institute site for a block adjoin ing the present site of the blind insti tute, owned by J. H. Albert, was the special order, and, after a vote carry ing the resolution was nearly complet ed, it was recommended on a state ment from Selling that he had just heard something about it that needed investigation. , The following bills were, passed: To constitute the county court a board of equalization for coiyity assessment; to extirpate Russian and Chinese thistles; to appropriate $4,000 for ths Oregon Historical Society. In the House. The greater portion of the forenoon session of the house Thursday was given up to hearing reports of standing committees. In addition to this, two bills were passed and eight new bills introduced. The bills passed were those by Cur tis, amending the salmon-fishing laws passed at the special session so as to conform with the regulations agreed upon by the joint fisheries committee, and by Myers, to apply to the military fund of the state all moneys that may be teceived from the government for transportation and equipment of the Second Oregon volunteers. Other bills passed were: To require that all claims against the state other than salaries and liabilities established by law, be incorporated into separate appropriation acts; to abolish the ex pensive practice of copying assessment rolls for the state and to provide for transmission to the secretary of state summaries only; to provide for the re organization of the state militia; to re store to the military fund of the state $8,897.68 expended in the suppression of liots by the state militia at Astoria and Roseburg during 1896; authorizing the supreme court to employ clerical aid and appropriating $7,200 therefor; to codify the laws relating to negotia ble instruments; to prohibit false label ing of Oregon productsapplying es pecially to salmon and Oregon fruits. Reapportionment Bill Approved. In the Oregon Benate Friday, Sena tors Smith, of Baker, and Dufur pre sented explanations of their position with referenece to the reapportionment act, which was approved by the gover nor while they were speaking. Both opposed the double districting feature of the law. The following bills were passed: To authorize county courts to permit oon- etiuction of logging roads along public highways; to prevent the unauthorized use of trademarks. District Attorney Bill Remitted. In the Oregon house Friday the ju diciary committee asked to amend the bill by substituting 1900 for 1902, claiming the 'figures were placed in the bill as the result of a clerical error. The following bills were passed: To define the duties of administration in payment of claims, and declare the or der of propriety of claims; to give farm laborers a lien upon farm products for labor perormed; to protect salmon in Alesea bay and streams emptying into it. and fixing the olose season: DISTRICT ATTORNEY BILL. It Passed the Oregon House Unanimously. Almost In the Oregon house Monday the dis trict attorney salary bill was passed after amendment by the judiciary com mittee, by almost a unanimous vote, The bill as passed fixes salaries as fol lows: First district, $3,000; second district, $4,000; third district, $5,500 fourth district, $7,600; fifth district $4,000; sixth district, $3,000; seventh district, $3,000; eighth district, $3,500 ninth district, $3,000. Flagg's bill to require all executions to be held at the state prison andcon ducted by the superintendent- of the penitentiary was the first defeated, re ceiving only 29 votes, but upon recon sideration of the vote and a speech by the author later in the day it was passed by a vote of 36. Blackaby'a bill to empower county courts and olerks of .school districts to sell propertv and bid in for taxes was passed by 43 votes. - Other bills passed were: To lira appeals to the supreme court in money actions to amounts involving $200 or more, and to give street railway com panies the right of eminent domain; to amend the code relative to new trials so as to nullify the plea of former' jeop ardy and to require street railway com panies to provide cars with vestibules from Ootobei 1 to April 1; to prohibit the adulteration ol candy; to require the Oregon Railroad & Navigation Company to fence its traoks between Portland and Huntington; to prohibit persons from running push cars or hand cars on railroad tracks without the consent of the railway officials; to appropriate $15,000 for bridging the south fork of the Nehalem river. This bill came up on a reconsideration of the vote by which it was defeated Feb ruary 2, when it received only 80 rotes, The motion to reconsider carried by 82 votes and then the bill was passed by a vote of 33. Grace's bill to extend the time in whioh a laborer's lien may be fi'ed from 30 to 60 days and contractors from 60 to 90 days was defeated, aa was also Stillman's bill to repeal sec tion 1890 of the code, providing for the observance of Sunday. At the night session the following bills were passed: To regulate travel over county bridges; to repeal the act of 1891 prohibiting driving or herding livestock along public highways; to fix the salaries of county treasurers so as to increase the salary of' the Tillamook county trettfe'Sror from $250 te $550; to fix the salary of ihe sheriff of Lincoln county at $1,800 and salary of clerk of county court at $1,250; to require the signatures of householders to petitions for saloon licenses instead of the sig natures of legal votes as under the present law; to piohibit the sale of li quor in private boxes or booths of res taurants; to amend the liquor laws so as to require a license foi the sale of any quantity, whether more than a gallon or less. Moody's bill to regulate the practice of horseshoeing in counties of 50,000 population and over and creating board of examiners to be appointed by the governor was snowed under by 80 negative votes aa against only 22 affirmative. The Oregon senate Monday passed unanimously Josephi's bill to make the cost of the maintenance of insane per sons chargeable against their estates in certain cases, and to provide for the transportation of insane patients to the asylum in charge of trained nursei from the asylum. Other bills passed were as follows: Charter of Dalles City (The Dalles); to amend the charter of the town of Du fur, to amend the law relating to ten ancy in common, and abolishing joint tenancy; by request, to give. preference to honorably discharged soldiers and sailors in all public employment; to amend the law so as to make records of official court reporters piima facie evi dence, and to authorize the settling and signing of bills of exceptions by snocessors of the trial judge; to require Multnomah county to take the city of Portland's lease of the steel bridge; to amend the oharter of Lebanon. INCREASED APPROPRIATIONS. The Washington Legislature Favoring the Normal Schools. The 'Washington- house appropria tion committee has increased the Cheney normal school appropriation from $25,000 to $31,000. and Ellens burg from $25,000 to $45,000. In the house Monday bills introduced were: For the publication of notices by posting in counties of from the 10th to the 29th class; for the relief of Mrs. J. H. Stahl; relating to the sufficiency and justification of bail on bonds; amending the constitution by permit ting women to vote on a constitutional amendment, granting suffrage to wo men; relating to dyke districts. During the afternoon session of the house Mr. Englebert occupied"-the chair. Speaker Guie received a tele phone message announcing that the Paris treaty had been ratified by the Dnited States senate. The announce ment was greeted with hearty applause by the house. Delayed by Trains. Only 21 out of 34 senators were pres ent when the senate oonvened Monday. Senator Wooding is sick with grip at Seattle, and all of the east of-the-mountain senators were detained by trains being late. Bills introduced were: Prohibiting the organization of corporations until all bills and claims are paid; amend ing the revenue law by making person al property taxes delinquent on 80 days' notice being given; permitting acceptance of taxes on any part of a parcel of land with reference to taxes due on other parts of same property; house bill, providing for the building of ferries to be ope'rataed on lakes as well as streams was re-referred, because of objection to the condemnation lights J . : 3 .1 .u ouuisiuwi iu tiio uiu law. PARIS PEACE TREATY Ratified by the Senate by a Majority of Three. ADOPTED WITHOUT AMENDMENT " Effect of the Outbreak In the Philip, pines Made Apparent Before ' Vote Was Taken. Washington, Feb. 8. Betore the senate convened today the leaders on both sides manifested great anxiety, . and all seemed to be very much in doubt as to the final result, ratification or rejection seeming to depend upon several doubtful votes. It was known Saturday that the treaty could muster, but 58 votes. Leaders of the opposi tion to the treaty were standing as firm as ever. After the senate went into executive session it was reported that MoLaurin and McEneiy had come over for the treaty, giving the necessary two-thirds. . At the conclusion of the discussion on the subject, Davis moved an execu tive session, and at 2:15 P. M. the sen ato went into executive session for final consideration of the peace treaty. McEneiy offered a resolution declar ing that by ratification of the treaty it is not intended to make citizens of the inhabitants of the Philippines nor to annex the islands permanently, but to hold them until the islands are pre pared for self-government. At 8:05 the bells rung for a vote on the amendment to the treaty. The amendment was to make the Philippine article of the treaty like that relating to Cuba. The amendment was defeat ed, and the vote was then taken on the treaty. The vote in detail follows: Yeas Aldrich, Allen, Allison, Baker, Burrows, Butler, Carter, Chandler, Clark, Clay, Cullom, Davis, Deboe, Elkins, Fairbanks, Faulkner, Frye, Gallinger, Gear, Gray, Hanna, Hans borough, Harris, Hawley, Jones (Nev ada), Kenny, Kyle, Lindsay, Lodge, MoBride, MoEnery, McLaurin, McMil lin, Mantle, Mason, Morgan, Nelson, Penrose, Perkins. Pettus, Piatt (Con necticut). Piatt (New York), Pritehard, Quay, - Ross, Sewell, Sboup, Simon, Spooner, Stewart, Sullivan, Teller, Thurston, Warren, Wellington, Wol cott57. . - . ' Niiys Bacon. Bate. Berry. Cafferr. CiiHtfcn, Ccckrell, Daniel, ML? f." Hale, Heitielt, iioar, Jones (Arkansas), Mai lory, Martin, Mills, Mitchell, Money, Murphy, Pasco, Pettigrew, Rawlins. Roaoh, Smith, Tillman, Tur- ley, Turner, Vest 27. Absent, paired, Cannon and Wilson for, with White againat, and Proctor and Wetmore for, with Turpie against. THE NATION'S DEAD. List of the Killed in the Manila En. gagement. Manila, Feb. 8. The casualties ol Saturday night and Sunday were as follows: Fourteenth infantry. Cor porals B. Soden and Henry F. Thomp son, Privates Jesse A. Hale, Maurice L. Seeman, Louis Y. Dietz, James Harveymight, Charles W. Douglas, Frank H. Issinghausen, Charles A, Seitz, Alphonso Bonner and Peter N. Storment, killed. Sixth artillery Private W. A. Good man. First Idaho Major Ed McConville, Corporal Frank B. Calwerel, Private James Fraaer. First California Privates J. J. De- war, Tom Bryan and Joseph Maher. . First Washington Corporal George W. McGowan, Privates Ralph Sim monds, George B. Reicbart, Frank Smith, Mattias , Cherry, Sherman Harding, Edward H. Perry, Walter N. Hanson and Arnold H. Moyokel. First South Dakota Privates Hor- ace J. Green, killed. McCraken, killed; Fred E. killed; William Z. Lewis, First Montana Corporal Hayes, probably killed; Private John missing, Sorenson, head wounded, probably fatal. First Colorado Ed. White, missing. supposed to be drowned; Elmer F. Doran, killed. Died ol wounds: Lieutenant James W. Mitchell, Fourteenth infantry; Private George W. Ball, First Idaho; Colonel William C. Smith, First Ten nessee, died of appoplexy at the head of his command on the firing line. OTIS. ENEMY'S ENORMOUS LOSS. Two Thousand Dead and 3,500 Wound ed at Manila. Manila, Feb. 8. Careful estimates places the Filipino losses up to date at 2,000 dead; 3,500 wounded and 5,000 taken prisoners. The Vakiraa Volunteers. Tacoma, Wash., Feb. 8. A North Yakima special to the Ledger says: Three of the Yakima boys are among the slain at Manila: Matt Cherry is the son of a well-known farmer of Se lah valley. George Reichart is of a German family located on Nob Hill, and the third is not known locally. He probably was enlisted in Tacoma. Frank Smith was of company I. of Walla Walla. Oregon Troops Engaged. Manila, Feb. 8. The Oregon regi ment participated in a sharp engage ment with the insurgents late yesterday afternoon, but drove the enemy back without losing a man. Drryfus Coming Back. Paris, Feb. 8. A dispatch to the Patrie, from Cayenne.capital of French Guiana, says that orders have been re. oeived there for the return of Dreyfua to France, with the statement that a, vessel has been Bent to bring him.