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MIS OF THE NORTHWEST A BIG HYDRAULIC ENTERPRISE Montana Company to He Reincor porated In New York—ln antl Around Ymlr-Profrrenn In Stev eni* County—Sewi From Rom*land. The Cariboo hydraulie mine, one of the largest on the owflst has commenced op erations for the season of 1898. They turned on the water April 1 for the first time this season, and are now running night and day with a good head of water. From the rejiort of Manager J. B. liol>son for 1897, the following summary of the season's work is taken: Total time oceu pied in washing, 111 days 17 hours; quantity of water used, 223,410 miner's inches; quantity of gravel washed, 840,- 130 cubic yards; gold for season 8078 ounces; value of gold, .$138,559.7!); total expense of operating, $91,311.77; re ceipts for season's profits on stores, board ing house, lumber, etc., $4022.01. The water supply is from a ditch 17 miles long, with a capacity of about 3000 min er's inches. The ditch connects with Pol-! ley's and Bootjack lakes. The former j holds 304,000,000 cubic feet, equal to 140.- 741 miner's inches, and the latter 102,- 000,000 cubic feet, equal to 7f>,000 min er's inches. As those lakes do not give suflicient water for a season's work, they are now bringing in another ditch from Moorehead, at a cost of over $100,000. The , reservoir site on Moorehead lake is ex tremely favorable for storing large quan tities of water. An earthen dam 485 feet long, cr 50 feet extreme height, and con taining 50.0(H) cubic yards of embank ment, will retain a reservoir of water 35 feet in depth, covering an area of 020 acres, and will hold 550,000,000 cubic feet of water, equal to 254,029 miner's inches or 127 days' water of 2000 miner's inches daily. The drainage area is suflicient to fill the reservoir. The water from the res ervoir will be delivered at the mine by a ditch 101 miles long, the dimensions of which are 11 feet top, 5 feet bottom, 3 feet depth, grade 0 feet per mile, capacity 2500 miner's inches of water. lloNton mid Montana. The directors have decided to change the state of incorporation for the Boston & Montana Copper Company from Mon tana to New York, says the Commercial Bulletin. The new company has the same capital stock and par value and has chosen this temp rary board of directors: Charles W. Welch, W. C. Taylor, Wilson P. Marchlmnk, John J. Roach, Brooklyn; Edgar DufTam, Newark; James Barker. Jr., Jersey City; Edward J. Dwyer, New- York. This change has excited no end of com ment on the street and opinions as to the reason are divergent. One theory Is that it means a merging with the Butte & Bos ton, the latter being a New York com pany. Those who hold this opinion are strengthened in it by the statement that Charles P. Welch "is a large holder of Butte stock. Some other people incline to the belief that the Montana insiders believe that they can make more money by having a large share capital, say giv ing four shares of new stock for one of old. Still others claim that the change has been made so that the legal battles of the company shall lie fought in New York courts rather than in those of Montana where the judges are too deep in politics, in which also the Anaconda money cuts a wide swath. At Ymlr, B. C. The mining boom has taken a great spurt in Yinir during the past few-days and the town is full of experts anxious to get hold of properties. The great major ity of these men represent large capital Wth from the United States and Europe. There are several large deals on foot that the Spokesman-Review is not now at lib erty to make public, but will be able to do so by the middle or last of the week. Building continues in Ymir at a rapid rate, and all buildings are occupied by business men as soon as completed. There is not an empty business block in town at present. The town of Ymk* now contains 1200 people, but it is safe to say that the number will be more than doubled by the first of September next. It is estimated by conservative mining men that at least 1000 men will be employed in the various mines around Ymir before the first of .Tuly. There are at present about 200 miners employed by the Porto Rico, Dun dee, Ymir, Nebraska Girl, Jubilee, Klise Tamarac, Salmon River and Porcupine and one or two otlier companies. It is stated on good authority that the Ymir mine alone will employ 200 men as so* n as their 40-stamp mill is put in operation The Santa Rosa. The tunnel in the Santa Rosa a prom ising property on Santa Rosa mountain in the Rosslaml district, has come into a fine body of white quartz that has been pierced for nine feet with no signs of the lianging wall in sight. The ore carries considerable iron sulphides mixed with copper, and satisfactory assays have been received from it. The tunnel on the San ta Rosa is now in a distance of 225 feet. The Missouri Claim. An important mining deal has just been consummated at C'hewelah, Wash., by which the Bay State Mining Company ac quires the Missouri claim near Brown's lake. This claim was the property of lo cal and Spokane mining men. It is de veloped by 334 feet of tunneling. The main tunncj taps the ledge 150 feet from the surface, the ledge at this point being about six feet wide. The ore is copper gold and silver and assays well. The new owners intend commencing work in the near future and will sink a win7.e at the face of the tunnel, going down on the ledge. Tliis company now owns four claims in that district, all of which are more or less developed and show good ore of the »«me general character as the Mis souri. The claims are about five miles southwest of Chewelah, and are easily accessible by a good wagon rood. The War Ba«le. Tha War Eagle mine at Rossland, B. G, is shipping about 05 tons per day to the Trail smelter. The ore is being accumu lated at the smelter preparatory to the blowing in, which will take place after the work of remodeling the plant is com pleted. PANAMAS WARLIKE CARGO. The Seised Spanish Steamer Lnden With War Material. New York, May 1. —Discoveries have been made on the captured Spanish steamer Panama which makes it very improbable that she will ever be returned to Spain, whatever disposition may be made of the Buena Ventura and other prizes taken, says the Key West cones- I>ondent of the Herald. The prize commission has discovered 200 new Mauser rifles and a large consign ment of swords and bayonets, l>csides a quantity of fixed ammunition for the Pan ama's 4 14 pounder guns, which she might have used to blow her captor, the Man grove, out of the water, but did not. The Panama's captain had refused to admit that his cargo included any contra band of war. It is believed that a further search will reval many more weapons and possibly more ammunition. The prize commissioners also found papers tending to show that certain of the passengers and old New York Spaniards had been actively engaged in plans for aiding the Spanish of Cuba in getting amis, ammunition and supplies. The discovery of these documents has already led to an order from Washington to hold as prisoners of war a large num ber of the passengers of the Panama. Some patriotic sailors and marines ob ject because the Spanish flag still flies over the Panama, Guido and other prizes of war. After Qualtrough came ashore from the Guido, having turned his prize over to tJie United States federal authorities, one of the marine guards hauled down the Span ish flag from the staff, where it floated under the stars and stripes and announced his intention of keeping the Spanish flag as a souvenir. He has been sharply re primanded and compelled to restore the flag to its place as it is rightfully there until the prize court condemns the ship The only excuse the marine gave for his action was that he did not think the Spaniards should be permitted to fly their flag in Key West harbor. CENSOR FOR HAITIEN CABLE. I'nlted States Control* CommnnlcA* tl«»i) With I'nerto Rico. New York, May I.—Brigadier Genral A. W. Oreely, head of the signal corps of the war department ,ia in the city. He did not visit the army headquarters on Governor's Island, but Lieutenant J. K* Max field, of the signal department, was in conversation with him. It was learned afterward Uiat General Greely assigned Lieutenant Maxfield to the duty of exercising censorship for the government over the cable to Haiti. This fact, in connection with the report that an invasion of Puerto Rioo is con templated as well as of Cuba, was re gardede as extremely significant in army circles. It was said by an officer: "It looks as if the placing of a censor ship over the Haitien cable whieh leads to Puerto Rico means a blow at the Span iards in Puerto Rioo as well as in Culm. The seizure of the Spaniards, base of sup plies at Puerto Rico before the Spanish fleet arrives would do more to kill their operations on this side of the ocean than anything else that would be done. The preparations to transport troops to Tampa means that the actual invasion of the Spanish possessions is not to be put off until after the rainy season." WOODFORD ORDERED HOME. Some Dnnger of His Capture on (he lllid* Seas by the Spanish. New York, April 30.—A dispatch to the World from Paris says: General Woodford, accompanied by Mr Sickles, his secretary of legation and the naval and military attaches will sail by La Touraine today (Saturday) from Hav re for New York. They will go thence to Washington. Mrs. and Miss Woodford will remain in Paris for the present. The recall of General Woodford was highly unexpected and orders were only cabled to him last night. If Genral Woodford is captured, an in teresting but bold question of internation al law will be raised: "Are ambassador's persons and dispatches contraband of war?" COl. FRED GRANT ACCEPTS. Tendered leadership of the Fonr teenth New York Infantry. New York, May I.—Colonel Frederick Dent Grant has telegraphed to the Four teentli regiment annory in Brooklyn that he will accept the leadership of the regi ment His message was in reply to a commun ication from the regiment's nomination committee informing him that he was it* unanimous choice for the place and ask ing him if he would accept. In Peaanyl vaala. / Mount Gretna, Pa., May 2.—To 'Camp Hastings, the present home of the/Venn j svlvania national guard, trains fiWi dif ferent parts of the state yesterday brought in over 5000 excursionists. The only drills today were guard mounting m the morning and dress parade i£ the evening. | ening. Tomorrow the real busily** (> f in | spection and muster will begin./ Increased Working w oara . Topeka, Kas., May I.—Thfc Santa Fe railroad officials have given /notice that commencing Monday the worbj llff time of all shopmen on tha system Ju ill ba in creased 15 hours per week. fn,i» frill in crease the pay roll 37 per cent. The wine product of Fran#* , n ig7s i,*, never been equalled. / MANILA HAS SURRENDERED AFTER A SHORT BOMBARDMENT Fearful Slaughter of Spaniards* li> Shot and l£x|»loHl<»n—^Volunteer* Rained In the Staten Went of the Mlnnourl May Re Sent Aeroan the Pacific to Hold the Philippine Inlands. Chicago, May 2. —A special to the Daily News from dxhington from Wa*hinjfUin says: The president ami cabinet have re ceived information that the Spanish gov ernor general of the Philippine islands has s*mt a flag of truce to Commodore Dewey This act is interpreted to mean the capit ulate n of the Spanish forces. Ilattle of Manila. London, May 2.—Details of the battle of Manila have been received at the Brit ish colonial office. They came in two cable messages received yesterday even ing. The first cable dispatch announced that the American fleet entered Manila harbor before daybreak yesterday, stationing it self opposite the city. The forts opened Are on the American ships, whereupon they shifted position to Cavite, Manila bay, engaging in a fierce fight against both the forts and the Spanish fleet. The engagement here lasted two hours and resulted in annihilation of the Spanish fleet. This dispatch adds that the Amer ican ships withdrew to their magazine vessel in the center roads for the purpose of coaling. One American vessel, name not mentioned, is said to have been dis abled. Commodore Dewey requested the Brit ish consul to convey a message to the Spanish governor general demanding the surrender of all torpedoes and guns at Manila and the possession of the cable offices, saying that unless the terms were complied with he would proceed to bom bard the city. The first cable mewnge ends with the statement that the Spanish officials were conferring with the British consul and telegraph companies and pend ing a decision being arrived at the cables were not |>ermitted to handle messages. The second cable dispatch announced that the Spanish governor general refused to surrender the torpedoes and guns and the cable forces; that he had prevented the agent of the telegraph company form conferring with Dewey,. The message ends with the statement that the British governor of the Straits Settlements ex pected a boinluirdment by Monday morn ing, when the Spaniards would cut the cable. Tlic S|tanlnh I.onn. Paris, May 2.—Madrid advices say no Spanish warships surrendered and that the majority perished. In a dispatch from Madrid it is estimated that the Spanish loss was 400 men killed. Dewey'* limtructlouN. Washington, May 2.—Secretary Long, up to 9:15 had not received a line from the Asiatic squadron. It would take as much as three days to reach Hon# Kong It is believed the British consuls have orders to keep their government posted and the first news not from S|>anish sources will be received at the Ilritish for eign office. Commodore Dewey's instructions jmt mit him to bombard Manila and if neces sary to tukc possession of the islands, but he is not to do so unless the city's harbor troops operate offensively against him. An Anierlrnn Protectorate. New York, May 2. — According to a World cablegram from Singapore, the pol icy of General Aquinaldo, leader of the Philippine insurgents, after the islands have been captured, embraces the inde pendence of the Islands, external affairs to Im» controlled under American and Eu ropean advisers. Temporarily at least the insurgents desire an American protect orate on the same lines proposed for Cuba The scheme includes free tiade to the world, safeguards against the influx of Chinese aliens, complete reformation of the corrupt judiciary, free press and pub lic utterance, religious toleration, the re moval of restriction on enterprise, the building of railways, and general encour agement for investment in the country. Hie Spaniards have committed a mas sacre of the defenseless population of I Cebu City. Irlala t'onftrnt alatlona. London, May 2.—The Pamellite mem bers of parliament sent the following dis patch to President McKinley: "In the names of millions of Irishmen the ttirncllite members of the house of commons send congratulations on the brilliant victory of the American fleet. "JOHN REDMOND." In tlie Senate. Washington, May 2. —In the senate, af tcr the chaplain had offered thanks for Dewey's glorious victory and prayed for a speedy and triumphant close to the war, the revenue bill was referred to the finance committee, and the conference re port on the naval appropriation bill was agreed to. The senate receded from its amendment to pay naval officers for pat ented inventions used by the navy. The bill to give more authority to the army quartermaster's department in time of war was passed. The senate the P" deficiency appropriation bill. The senate finance committee prac tically decided to eliminate the tonnage • tax feature of the war revenue bill to avoid irritating European countries. The senate adjourned to Wednesday. In tkr Ilonae. Washington. May 2.—Mr. Livingston of Georgia, introduced in the house today a resolution extending the thanks of con gress to Commodore Dewey "for eminent skill and valor exhibited by him and his squadron in the recent engagement, re sulting in the glorious victory over and destruction of the Spanish fleet at Ma nila" Chairman Cannon, of the appro house passed the urgent deficiency bill ap propriating about M 00,000,000 for war expenses. It was explained that the vol unteers would be paid from the time they i were called* and the expense ti wn their homes to the place of t<»me by KITZVILLE, WASHINGTON, MAY 4, IS9B. the government. The house committee on appropriations reported an urgent de ficiency appropriation of $35,370,925 for the support of the army. 'Hie house agreed on the naval bill and it goes to the president. Wentern Voluateem. Denver. May 2. —According to Colonel Yolkmar, adjutant general of the Depart ment of the Colorado, the volunteers raised in the states' west of the Missouri will prolmbly be sent across the Pacific ocean to hold the Philippine islands. ANNEXATION OF HAWAII. Inlandn to Re Placed t'nder United Slater Protection. New York, April 30.—A special to the Press from Washington says: When President Dole of Hawaii left this country recently after his visit to aid in the annexation proceedings before congress he carried with him the draft of a bill which promises to mako history. Jt is for passage by the Hawaiian con gress and provides, in the event of a war in which the United States may need the Hawaiian islands for a base of supplies that the islands shall be put under the protection of the American flag. It was prepared with the knowledge of members of the senate committee ou for eign relations and had the approval of the adminsitration on certain conditions. One condition was that it should not be sub mitted to the Hawaiian congress unless there was a war. When President Dole left tjiis country war with Spain had not been declared, but was deemed probable. No condition* are to be imposed on the United States should the Amediean flag be raised over the islands. If a consideration was nam ed an appropriation would be required which would need congressional action 1 and probably cause complu-ations. A majortiy of the senate and house are in favor of the annexation of Hawaii and . the project has failed so far only through lack of the necessary two-thirds vote in the upper Ixsly. In an emergency the president of the United States can exer cise what is known as the "war power." He con accept the privilege granted by the Hawaiian government for a base of supplies in the Pacific ocean and to guard the island completely the flag of the United States would be raised as a bur ner against which foreign meddling would not bo permitted. It would not surprise well-informed na tional legislators to hear by the next steamer from Honolulu either a confirma tion or strong indication of the fulfill ment of this im|x>rtant news. The opera tions of Commodore Dewey in the Philip pines are significant in connection with the exj»ected establishing'at of a protector ate or sovereignty over Hawaii. NORTHPORT IN ASHES. Fire Rave* In the Henri of the Bim* liima District. Northport, May 2. — Northport in 1b ' ruins. Of the entire business district | nothing but ashes remain. More than 40: buildings went up in smoke thin morning j Do/ens of people are homeless today; i scores are penniless. Of all the building* on the Hat but two are left standing— the Sj>okane & Northern depot and Ken d ricks' store. Ijitc last night some careless smoker threw the stub of a lighted cigarette on the carpet in the little tailor sliop liehind Madden 4 Riley's saloon on Fourth ave j nue; there it smouldered. At 4 o'clock this morning flames shot up through the roof of the building. Ten minNtcs later a little crowd of excited men was strug gling desperately to check a nwiring fire ; that licked up tiic dry buildings as if i they were tinder boxes. For three hours' the fight with the flames went on. The wind, which was scarcely breathing when the first blaze was seen, eatue rushing faster and faster, sweeping the tlame* first one way, then another, through the heart of the town. Every man and boy in Northport did his bent, but all together could do noth ing. To throw water on the flames was like sprinkling a furnace; to tear down a building was but to give the flames a quicker- chance to leap across. So fierce was the heat that, with the poor appli ances at hand, it soon became almost im possible to come cJose enough to fight the fire at all. The calamity falls with more crushing force because of the high rates of insur ance that have been maintained. In hard ly any instance has property been insured for more than a fraction of its value, and for dozens of lohhcs there will be no in surance at all. What the total loss will l»e mn not now Is- reckoned with any ac curacy, but if it is covered by $1(10,0(10 everyone will be glad if it is no worse. Blown I p by Spies. East on, Pa., April 29.—The large pack ing houses of the Atlantic Powder Com pany, near Dover, N. J., containing high explosive's for the United States govern ment, were blown up yesterday. Two men were known to be killed. Sev eral are missing and a number injured. The explosion i« believed to have been the work of Spanish spies. Suspicious characters had been seen around the buildings for several days. To Prl«os for I«lfe. Madison Wis.. May L—Will R. Estor Aid William Fuller, two robbers, arrested at Waukesha for the murder of an aged couple and burning their bodies at Illack , Earth Wednesday night, pleaded guilty to the crime here yesterday. They were sentenced to life imprisonment. \\ idronnln Patriots. Milwaukee, May 2. — Between 20,000 and 25,(1011 people vinited Camp Harvey at the Mate fair yesterday, where tho Wisconsin national guard are encamp ed. In Indiana. I Indianapolis, Way 2.—Oxer 50,000 peo pie visited Camp Muuff during yesterday J morning to secure m *>nsl guard. DESTROY SPANISH CRUISERS THE DARING FEAT OF DEWEY. Madrid Illnpalehen Tell of the Dnr luk Kntrauce of the Amerlean Squadron, the Annihilation of the Relna Maria, t'hrlatlna and the t'aatella, the Crippling of the Mundanao and lllao and tireat Damage to Other Warahlpa. Lisbon, May I—ll p. m.—Reliable newi has been received here that the Spanish fleet was completely defeated off Cavite iu the inner harbor at Manila, Philippine Islands. Madrid, May 1. —0:20 p. m.—Advices from Manila say tljgt the American squadron under Commodore Dewey ap peared off the Bay of Manila at 5 o'clock this morning and opened a strong can nonade against the Spanish *quadron and forts protecting the harbor. The Span ish second class cruiser Don Juan de Austria was severely damaged and her commander was killed. Another Spanish vessel was burned. The American squadron retired, having also sustained severe damages. A second naval engagement followed in which the American squadron again suf fered considerable loss and the Spanish warships Mindano and Ulloa were slight ly damaged. During this engagement the Cavite forts maintained a steadier and stronger fire upon the American squadron than in the first engagement Admiral Bermejo, the minister of mar ine, has expressed himself as highly pleased with the heroism of the Spanish marines and has telegraphed the congrat ulations t»> Admiral Montejo and the val orous crews of the Sfianish squadron un der fire of superior warships. Straight From Manila. 8 p. m.—Following is the text of the official dispatch from the governor gen eral of the Philippines to the minister of war, General Correa, as to the engage inent ofT Manila: "Last night, April .'W), the batteries at the entrance to the forts announced the arrival of the enemy, forcing a passage under the obscurity of the night. At daybreak the enemy took up positions opening with a strong fire against Fort Cavite and TardenaJ. Our fleet engaged the enemy in a brilliant comlsit, protect ed by the Cavite and Manila forts. They obliged the enemy, with heavy loss, to maneuver repeatedly. "At ft o'clock the Americans took refuge behind the foreign merchant shipping on the east side of the bay. Our fleet, con sidering the enemy's superiority, natur ally suffered a severe loss. The Maria Christiana is on fire and another ship believed to be the Don Juan de Austria was blown up. There was considerable loss of life. Captain Cardarora, com manding the Marie Christiana, is among the killed. "I can not now give further details The spirit of the army, navy ami volun teers is excellent." Montejo Admits Ilia Defeat. Madrid, via Paris, May I.—The time of the retreat of the American squadron be hind the merchantmen was 11:30 a. m The naval bureau at Manila sends the fol lowing rcj>ort signed Montejo, admiral. "In the middle of the night the Ameri can squadron forced the forts and before daybreak appeared off Cavite. The night was completely dark. At o'clock the bow of the Kcina Marie Christina took fire and w on after the poop also was burned. At 8 o'clock, with my staff, 1 went on board the Isle of Cuba. The Reina Maria Christina and the (festilla were then entirely enveloped in flames. "The other ships having been damaged retired into liaker bay. Some had to be sunk to prevent their falling into Uie hands of the enemy. The losses are num erous, notably Captain Cardarzo, a priest and nine other persons." Claim "a Vletory." London, May I.—The Madrid correspon dent of the Financial news telegraphing this morning says: The Spanish ministry of marine claims a victory for Spain bccause the Ameri cans were forced to retire behind the mer chantmen. Captain Cardarzo, in com mand of the Kcina Maria Christina went down with the ship. The Spaniards fought splendidly. There is great anxiety for further details. Ooahlnir Defeat of Spain. London, May I.—Dispatches received from Madrid state that serious fighting has occurred off Cavita, Philippine isl ands. While it is quite clear that tho Spanish squadron has suffered a crushing defeat, the dispatches leave unclear the intensely interesting question whether the American squadr n has suffered material damage. All news thus far comes from Spanish sources, but it seems evident that Commodore Dewey has not captured Man j ila. Unless he is able to make another ' attack and capture the town, he will be in an awkward position, having no base upon which to retire and to refit. Probably, therefore, the United State squadron will be obliged to make for San Francisco, as the entrance to Manila bay was heavily mined with torpedoes. Urwry'i Cireat I'lnrk. Acting Admiral Dewey displayed great pluck and daring in making for the inner harbor. According to private advices re ceived from Madrid, the United States crui ers Olyinpia. Raleigh and two other vessels, the names of which are not given entered the harbor. No dispatches give details as to the ves sels actually engaged on either side. It appears to be incorrect that the American ships finally anchored behind the merchantmen on the east side of the bay. It should be the west side. Probabilities point to the aecond en gagement occurring through the Span iards trying to prevent the landing of the American wonnded. Reliable details can not be had until Commodore Dewey's squadn>n is able to communicate with Hong Kong. There is, howsrer, a suspicious frankness in the Spanish dispatches that savors of the intention to break unwelcome news to the Spaniards. It is not likely, however, that Commodore Dewey \>Ul renew the attack. Only Xown In From Madrid. London, May I—Midnight.—The second section of the Madrid dispatch reporting the engagement off Manila bay has just been received here. It shows that there was "serious fighting off Cavite." Ad miral Bermejo, according to the dispatch has wired congratulations to the Spanish navy on the behavior of the warships against superior forces. No confirmation has been received here of the dispatch from Madrid as to the fighting at the Philippines iroin any source. Neither the lteutcr Telegram Company nor the Times, nor the Daily Mail, hitherto the only source of direct information from Manila, have received a word on the subject. All Spain l.amcnta. London, May 2.—Dispatches from Mad rid dated 2:20 a. m. say the city is now tranquil although the mounted guards are patrolling all the main streets. At Uie theaters, cafes and in front of newspaper offices last evening the people loudly la mented the unprcparedncss of Manila to resist the American warships whose at tack had long been expected. Te Mad rid authorities are determined vigorously to suppress all street demonstrations. MILLIONS FOR THE WAR. Knonuoua Inrrcnar In Riprn*rii of the (invrrnnirnt. Washington. April 20. —The secretary of the treasury today received from the sec retary of war estimate* or deflciepccß in appropriations for the uw of the war do part men t for the remaining two quarter* of the present year, aggregating $34,019,087. In his letter Secretary Alger says that tho aets of Congrats approved April 22 and 26, IHOB, authorizing the enrollment of a volunteer army and placing the reg ular army on a war footing will necessi tate this increase for the organization support and maintenance of new forces The several items in the deficiency ap propriation asked for are as fallows, cents omitted: Simuil MirvtM of the army I 21.000 I'ay, fir., of th«* army, volunteers — 5.766.66! Pay. etc.. of the army, n*ipilurn 1.42.'., 203 Huhnlrtenoe tf tho aitily 27*.641 lt.*uliir MU|ipll«N4, quart«*rmaHt«?r de P«trtm<*ni 1,000,000 Incidental Mpemuit, quartermaster'* partnmt T6#,ott Hun** for cavalry and ait tilery 1.."#00,000 Itarm-kh and quarters iWu.OOo Army transport)!tlon G.ouo.ouo Clothing and ramp and garrlHun equipment 10.000,000 • 'ontlngenrlr* of th«» army 2u,000 < trdnnnrf d**l>Mrtment 3.747,G00 MfdlrHl and hoMpltul department .... 7.'i0,000 K<iulpment «»f eni(lne*-r troop* M), 000 Tor|i»«loea f«ir harbor rtffetw* DOO.OOO K\|M*>lltlonary forra to Cuts* M. jOO Totals 134.019.H17 4 ais estimate, which will be tninsmit t4tl to congrcsn today, is entirely inde pendent of the allotments made by the president to the war department of the $50,000,(M)0. This Mill indicate that up to July 1 next (two months) the increased expenditures on account of the war will l>e approximately fMMKNMMM). The War II r venae Hill. The house today parsed the war revenue bill with only the aiuendmeiits agreed upon by the republican member* of the ways and means committee added. PRESIDENT HAS SENT NOTICE. I'orlaaral Warned That ftpanlah Fieri Nual Leave Mt. Vincent. Lisbon, April 28.—1t in officially an nouncrd tJiat the Portugucac government hua atop|>ed the diapatch of public trie graphic information regarding the move nienta of warship* in the harbora of Por tugal. rortagal !■ Warned. London, April 28.—The action of Portu gal in prohibiting the tranHiniaNion of newa diapatchea regarding wurahipa has canned a aenaution, allowing that ahe ia doing everything pooaible to aid Spain. A dispatch from Lisbon t<nlay auya: President McKinley'a notification is un deratood to have threatened that unlets tjie Spaniard* were ordered to leave St. Vincent the United States would regard Portugal aa an ally of Spain and treat her accordingly. The Spanish torpedo fleet, together with aevcral firat elaaa cruisers, haa been at St Vincent for tome time paat. Daily bul letina have been received from there by the Associated Preaa, but the action of the Portuguese government today uppar ently closea thia aource of information re garding the movement* and whereabout* of the Spanish fleet. ABE OFF TO THE WAR. ttpokane Itrapoudi to the Nation's Flmt Call For Voluntrrra. Spokane, Wash., April 30. —Five thous and people gathered about the Northern Pacific depot at no n today to bid fare well to the boy* of Company It and liat tery A, who started this afterno<»n to Taconia on a special train. It has been a great day with the people of Spokane Karly this m<rning they began assembling on Riverside avenue hoping to catch a glimpse of the members of the two militia companies whom it was understood had been ordered to leave thin afternoon. Very little business had la-en transacted t- day The stores have been open, but it hat been more to give the people a chance to come in and ait down while they were waiting (if the parade than because the proprietors expected or desired to do any business. The order from Governor Rogers came last evening directing both companies to lie prepared to move on a special North , em Pacific train at 1 o'clock, taking with them all their camp equipment*. The order ! sent a thrill through the ranks of the two ! companies, but it cauxcd perhaps more excitement among the friends of the boys than among the volunteers themselves. There are five states of the German em pire each smaller than Rhode Uland. GLANCE OVER NORTHWEST GOSSIP OF THREE STATES. Clarke IouhI) Fruit Uronrr* Are lfii|i|»> — Slieep Hhrarlig la Kail lllaat—Oriraalaatloa of Military ('omyanlfs— Muulana Will Sead a S«|iiu«lr«>n of Cavalry to the Krual. j The citizens of Wilbur have decided upou a celebration of July 4. Clark county fruit growers report tliut prunes are now practically out of danger ami moat of the other fruit, John Y. Teny, receiver of the United States land otlice at Seattle, is organising a military company, having already ob ; taincd the signatures of 42 young men. 1 Prosser reports Unit sheep-shearing is new in full blast. Deputy Assessor L I). Ltl|>e has eni>lied 128,(KM) sheep to date in that district. The wool warehouse is now finished ami is being filled. The gun carriages for the fortifications « n Marrowstone Point have arrived. Work on ls>th Marrowstone and Admiralty Head is being pushed rapidly, and operations will soon be begun ou Point Wilson. The steam lighthouse tenders Manzani ta and Columbia, which have been in the service of the treasury department along the north Pacific coast, are to l>e trans ferred to the navy department. Roth vessels go on the dry dock here tomorrow for overhauling and to be painted lead color. A sad death occurred about three miles north of Custer the other day. The year and a half old child of Mr. Poison was killed by accident. Fred Knupperberg had charge of a team when the line* broke and the horses ran away. It seeing the horses got past the child when a chain attached to the tugs swung around and caught the little fellow. When he was picked up life was extinct. Pierce County Superintendent of Schools J. L. Tait says that the State Teachers' Association will be held in Tacoma, begin ning June 27 and ending June 30. Here tofore it has been held in August. The change >\ ill enable teachers to attend with the least possible inconvenience. The Pierce county institute has been set for June 14 to 22, and the county convention of district officers will be held June 20 Judge Carroll has decided the tax cases of the Pacific National bank against Pierce county, which he has had under ad visement for some time, holding that the bank must pay the tax. The bank brought suit to restrain the collection of the tax and to establish an off set on the tax as sessed on $Hfi.OOO of the stock which was represented by stock inother corporations in other counties of the state, which wa« held by the bank, and which was subject to tax in the counties where the corpora ty ns were locatcd. Ida Ha. Wallace reports that the owners of the Morning mine do not promise to lose any more time than necessary on account of the burning of their mill, having already (« mmcticcd clearing off the grounds for rebuilding. T. F. Nelson, who once represented Ida ho county in the territorial legislature and a senator from laitah at the last ses cion. has removed to California for per manent residence. Colonel Joseph Roach of Minot, N. I)., lias purchased of Preuitt L Phelps of Hele na 500 head of northern Idaho stock, two years old, and paid $30 per head. The report, of the quarter of the state insane asylum shows the number of pa tients January 15 was IHtf, 110 male and 07 female. April 13 the number wns IHS 115 male and 70 female. Five died dur ing the quarter, 10 were discharged and 14 received. Judge Stewart sentenced the three men found guilty of burglarizing Kgleaton's store in aldwell to serve the following terms in the penitentiary: James Ilrown two years and II months; Charles Ander son, three years; Frank Anderson, three years and two months. Montaaa. The Northern Pacific Railroad Company has sold 4320 acres of land eight miles southeast of Augusta. Itudke It res., sheep men, get 2000 acres; I). J. Hogan, a cattle man, 2000 acres, and W. J. Miles, a ranch er, 320 acres. The tracts are contiguous and are princi|Ntlly grazing lands. Montana v% ill send a squadron of caval ry to the front in a few days. In antici pation of the orders of the department which were detailed by Stviators Mantle and Carter in a long dispatch to the gover nor Thursday, (Governor Smith, aith the chief officers of the Montana national eamc to an agreement yesterday as to the best plan for raising the tro ps which will be required by the govern ment from this state. Lieutenant Robert liru<*e Wallace, of the second cavalry, who has been stationed at Helena on detached service as inspector of the state guard several years, will command the squadron of four troops. His promotion to the rank of major is alike pleasing to the men in the guard and his friends in Helena, which has been his home for many years. Harry K. Clarke, the as»<ciate of the ''woman highwayman" who terrorized Helena six years ago and was sentenced to 40 years in prison, has decided that if he is pennitted he will enlist in the army and make an effort to prove that he is worthy to l»e restored to citizenship. In a letter to his lawyer, Semue] A. Halliet Clarke says: "If I am released I shall certainly enlist if allowed to as soon as war is declared against Spain. I came to thia country desiring to make it my hone and though circumstances have placed me in a ponition such as to exclude me from citizenship I earnestly desire to prove by my future actions that I am not lost yond redemption." Clarke once signified his willingness to return to his former home in Norway if he were pardoned with that condition, and he now offers to enlist and fight as a condition of being allowed : to remain in the United States if he can i secure a pardon on that condition. Europe i* lens than one-fourth the size "f Asia NO. 14.