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NORTHWESTERN BREVITIES THE WASHINGTON SOCIALISTS. Telephone Development In Idaho- Trouble Among: the Settlers on the Net Peree Reservation—Bonn ty Claims In Montana—Masonic Clab at Helena. The salmon packers of Puget sound have combined for the purpose of main taining prices for the season of 1898. Their organization is to be known as the Puget Sound Salmon Packers' Asso cation. George T. Myers was chosen president and Harwood Morgan secretary. Seventy-six contagious diseases were reported to the Seattle health authorities during the month of April—l 3of scarle tina, 14 of diphtheria and 49 of measles. There were only four deaths diiring the month as a result of these diseases. In each instance the death was caused by diphtheria. A volunteer coast guard company is being organized at Hoquiam to protect the town in case of Spanish privateers cruising on this coast attempting to land for the purpose of obtaining supplies. The movement is popular here, and prom ises to extend to other nearby seaport towns and cities where there are no for tifications. The company here will be well armed and drilled, and will consist of at least 100 men. Kev.Nathan Evans, pastor of the Meth odist Episcopal church at Goldendale, came within one of being selected chap lain of the Washington volunteers by Governor Roger*. The Rev. J. M. Thomp son of Aberdeen, Wash., was chosen. The Rev. Mr. Evans stood second. Mr. Evans belongs to a family of soldiers prominent in the late rebellion. The ocean trade of the port of Toeoma during April reached the total of $1,176,- 000 in value of exports and more than $760,000 in imports. Fifty-three deep-sea vessels arrived ami 51 departed. The coastwise shipments of wheat were prob ably as heavy, if not heavier, than dur ing any other April in the history of the port, reaching 132,000 bushels, valued at $109,000, says the Ledger. Wheat ship ped foreign amounted to 220,000 bush els. Coal and our shipments were also. good. There is much disappointment at New , Whatcom over the fact that both the mil itary companies organized are shut out of the first call for troops. Company E of the national giiard fully expected to get in on the call, but has failed, as the quota was fined by other companies be fore its members had a chance to file their claims. The company of Sons of Veterans also expected to get in on the call, and made strenuous efforts to do so, but failed. If there is a second call, both companies are more than anxious to be sent to the front at once. Idaho. A move is on foot to build a telephone line connecting Albion with Oakley, Min-' idoka and Kelton, and ultimately with Ogden. The quartermaster at Boise barracks has received information that more pack ers may be needed and to keep applicants in view. If more packers are required only experienced ones will be accepted. Spaulding, the new town at the Lapwai agency in the Nez Perce reservation, is to have a 100 barrel flouring mill. The town of Weiser Is to be connected with the outer world by a long distance telephone line. Settlers on the northern part of the Nez Perce reservation are experiencing! difficulty in determining their lines, and | the neighborhood is frequently called upon to settle disputes that are constant ly becoming more complex and bewilder- \ ing. The settlerß claim that the govern ment surveyors made a mistake in their lines. The settlere in some cases have made their own lines, with the result that matters are pretty well mixed. Some of the over-zealous ones, finding them selves short in land by reason of their neighbors' new survey, have stepped over the reservation line and are encroaching an old settled land, in order to get a full claim. One fellow a few weeks ago thought he would get a "cinch" on his claim by hiring help aiid fencing it in in a hurry. At noon he had about 100 rods of fence built, and went home to din ner, and as it was raining, was not in a hurry to return. In the meantime some of his enemies were on the alert, and seized the opportunity tb lay the entire fence flat on the grouhd and cut the wires. This instance has served to add more intensity to the condition of affairs, and claims are being watched with vigi lance, so a fight is liable to occur at any time. George E. Steunenberg, brother of Governor Steunenberg, ha* arrived in lioise from Silver City, where he has been engaged in mining. Mr. Steunenberg served three years in the United States navy and was yeoman aboard the Hog ton at the time of his discharge. He will leave for New York in a few days with the hope of enlisting on one of the aux iliary navy vessels. Ed. Smith, chief clerk of the state land board, is a member of the national guard. He has felt it his duty to resign and go with the boys, Uie Lew is ton company. Consequently he tendered his resignation to the board. While his motive was much appreciated, the board felt that it would be impossible to release him with out causing much confusion and possible loss, as he is the only one familiar with the details of the state's complicated land business. Consequently the hoard re fused to accept the resignation. Maataaa. George W. Stone ot Bean has furnish ed the first wool shipment of the season. The clip consisted of 4,000 pounds and was consigned by the Mesas. Fraaer to Boston houses at ail advance of 10 cents. The cattle at the Bitter Root stock farm, numbering about 6000 head, have been started for the range. The most of them will be herded on the Hig Horn range during the summer. Ths total bounty claims Altd with the secretary of state during April amounted to $0,138.60, as compared with $0,3.>0, file<l for the same month last year, and $7,194 filed in March of this year. The Masonic club has been organized by the Masons of Helena. H. S. Hepner, who originated the movement, was elect ed president, with Judge Cornelius Hedg es, vice president; J. J. Hindson, treasur er, and H. G. Pickett, secretary. The following well known Masons compose the new club's board of managers: A. J. Craven, E. C. Day, W. G. Bennett, Geo. M. Hays, A. D. Edgar and George W. j Jackson. The club will occupy rooms on the second floor of the Masonic build ing. It was organized for social purpos es, and will, of course, strictly Masonic. It will number 200 members within a short time. It will have a library and reading room and present many ad vantages to its membership. Plans for its new quarters are now Ving prepared. Another contingent the east has landed at Edison and joined the socialist colony. This organization now has a members))ip of some 400, and one of the leaders informed the Seuttle Times corre spondent that he expected more people from eastern states about the middle ol next month. The Grand Council of United Commer cial Travelers of Utah and Montana has been organized in Helena, the council concluding its business this morning. It is the first grand council of the order on the Pacific slope. Salt Lake City was chosen as the place for the next meeting, May 26, 1899. F. W. Blackford has turned over the city engineer's oflice at Butte with its plans, maps, prints and various posses sions and accumulations to F. C. Bick enbaugh, his successor in oflice. Mr. Bickenbaugh has for the past year l>een engineer of the Montana Union railroad and has for several years been engaged in engineering in Montana. Major George B. McLaughlin, formerly Indian agent on the Blackfeet reserva tion, but now on tire road to Alaska via Edmonton, writes to a friend in Benton from the Norris ranch, just north of Ed monton. He states that he is with a party headed by a wealthy young man from New York, and that everything looks favorable. They are getting ready to leave in a few days. . ALL WARS BEGUM IN AFRIL. Most Stlrrlnir Events Have Occurred In That Month. Many of the most stirring events in American history have occurred in April, including the first conflicts of the War of the Revolution and the beginning of the War of Secession. The formal order to Spain to relinquish the island of Cuba was made on April 19, a date already notable in our military annals. April 18, 1775—Paul Revere's famous midnight ride. April 19, 1775 —Beginning of Revolution by battle of Lexington. April 11, 1783—Congress ratifies pre liminary treaty of peace with Great Brit ain. April 4, 1812 —Congress establishes the embargo that begins the war of 1812. April 21, 1830—Santa Ana suffers his great defeat at San Jacinto. April 25,1840—Hostilities open between the United States and Mexico. April 12, 1801 —War of the Rebellion begun by General Beauregard firing on Fort Sumter. April 19, 1801 —First bloodshed of the war, in conflict between United States troops and mob at Baltimore. April 19, 1865—Lee surrenders to Grant at Appomattox. April 19, 1898—Congress of the United States declares "that the people of the island of Cuba are, and of right ought to be, free and independent" ALL AROUND MARKET REPORT. Wheat Quotations, Wool Flgarca •ad the Price of Prodace. Following are the local quotation*. Wholesale prices are given unless other wine quoted: Wheat at the warehouse—Country points: Club, bulk, 80c, sacked 82c; bluestem, bulk, 83c, sacked 85c. At Spokane: Club, bulk, 81c, sacked 82c; bluestem, bulk, 84c, sacked 80c. Oats —At Spokane, f. a b., 20c. Rye—Country points, to. b., 05@70c per cwt. Flour—Per barrel, $4. Hay—Timothy, $9.50(210 per ton; wheat hay, $8; alfalfa, $9. Kggs—Ranch, $4.25(24.75. Wool—Fine medium, o(g)7c per lb; me dium, s<S>flc per lb. I > roduce—Fancy cream e»-y butter, 40 and 00-lb tubs, 21c per lb; 5, 10 and 20 lb tubs, 220; prints, 22c; California butter, 25@20c lb; country butter in rolls, 20@ 23c per lb; cooking butter, Me; eastern creamery, prints, 23c; cheese, twin, lull cream, 13@14c; cheese, twin, skim milk, 9V&(gl0c; ranch eggs, $4(24.25; honey, white eomb, 131(214e; fancy, 150 per lb. Vegetables—Potatoes, 30@32e per cwt; cabbage, 76c per cwt; turnips, 76c per owt; beets, 75c per cwt; onions, $Uos 1.75 per cwt; beans, U@l| par lb; sjussll $1.10 per dozen. Poultry—Chickens, lire weight, t#l6r per lb; dressed, ll@12c; turkeys, live, 11 @.2c; dressed, 12<gl3c; ducks, live, 10e; dressed, ll@l2c per lb; geese, live, 10# lie; dressed, 12@12*e. Meats—Beef cows, live, $email@example.com per cwt; dressed, $firstname.lastname@example.org; steers, live, @3.50; dressed, $8(28.50; hogs, live, $6.J* @0; dressed, $email@example.com; mutton, Mw, 4,<g 4Jc per lb; lamb, wholesale. /' Portland, May 9.—Wheat —Waft* Wal ls, 90c; valley, 98c; bluestem, $1 / per bushel. » Tacoma, May 9.—Silver hers, 55fr; Mexican dollars, 401g40Jc. % ■•isto. Bar silver, 50Jc. / San Francisco, May 2 bars 50jo; Mexican dollars, 4ti^4o|c< Lake copper—Quiet; brokers',/fl*. Lead —Quiet; brokers', $140. The largest carj»et in the world is in Windsor castle, being 40 In*. In breadtb- ADMIRAL DEWEY HAS MANILA THE STORY OF A GREAT BATTLE Warnhlpa Taken luaußre* and Mercilessly Riddled—The Spanish Ship* at the Bottom of the Sea— Stars and Stripes to Be Balsed Over the Philippines. Washington, May 7.—Dewey's advices in brief are: "The entire Spanish fleet has been destroyed, the batteries silenced, Ca vite and the arsenal has been seized and Manila can be taken at any hour. Not one American killed, not one warship badly damaged." The Order of Battle. Hong Kong, May 7. —The order of bat tle assumed by the Spanish was with all the small cm ft inside of Cavite harbor, l>ehind the timber breakwater, and the larger ships cruising off Cavite and Ma nila. No patrol was established nor was any scurchlight placed at the entrance to the boy. On Saturday night the American ships crept inside the bay without being seen until the McCulloch's funnel emitted a spark. Then a few shots were exchanged with Corregidor island, but the fleet nev er stopped nor slowed down opposite the city until dawn. The Spanish ships then opened fire, supported by the Cavite forts. The McCulloch remained at some distance and the enemy's shells passed, but did not touch her. The cruiser Baltimore suffered the most of any of the American ships. Five or 10 shots took effect in her, but none of her officers or crew were seriously hurt. Only a few slight injuries were suffered by the American fleet, the worst of which re sulted from an explosion of ammunition on the deck of the Baltimore. The other ships of the fleet were practically unhurt. One hundred and fifty Spaniards were killed and many were wounded. The cruiser Rcina Christina was the worst damaged of the Spanish ships and it is believed that she was sunk. The other ships of the Spaniards were quickly rid dled bj r the American fire. The torpedo boats of the Cavite forts were quickly forced to return to that place for shelter. The Cavite arsenal exploded and 40 Span iards were killed. The forts made a nominal resistance. The city batttery has never capitulated and the Spaniards ashore are defiant. The Olympia Led the Squadron. The Olympia led the squadron into the bay through the channel and the fleet I had passed Corregidor island before the Spnish perceived them. A 7shot was fir ed from the battery, to which the Ral eigh, the Boston and the Concord speed ily retorted, and the battery was almost immediately reduced to silence. The squadron then slowly proceeded up the harbor and when daylight came the town of Manila was seen about five miles distant. The American ships steamed deliberately along in front of Manila, but without opening fire until the Spanish cannon from the batteries around the town began firing; and shots began to strike the water around the squadron. The Concord fired a few shots more or less as she passed, but the other ships proceeded silently towards Cavite. When nearing Bilker bay a sudden upheaval of the waters occurred a little distance in front of the leading ship, and quickly following this a second waterspout show ed that the Spaniards had fired a couple of torpedoes, but their efforts to blow up the ships were absolutely unsuccessful. Almost immediately the guns in the Cav ite battery burst into a heavy cannonad ing. The shells fell in the neighborhood of the Olympia, but the majority of them fell short and were badly afmed. The squadron thru drew nearer in toward the Spanish fleet and the battle began in real earnest. Dewey Kinked the Mines. The American ships entered by the southern channel by Fabullo and Frisle islets, which were fortified. Commodore Dewey resolved to risk the mines which were supposed to block the channel. The island forts fired, but not together. Re plying with a few shells, the squadron proceeded without stopping or changing its course. The order of the vessels was as follows: Olympia, Baltimore, Raleigh, Concord, Boston, Petrel, McCulloch, Nan shan and Zeafiro, and thus they steamed to the center of the bay. Songht the Spanlah Squadron. They passed before the city, seeking the squadron, and found them near the entrance of Baker hay, backcd and flanked by the Oavite fortifications, with the two torpedo boats and four gun boats inside the mole, which served as protection, while the Reina Christina, (festilla, Ihla de Cuba, Don Antonio de Ulloa, Isla de Luzon and the mail boat Mindanao were drawn up outside. The Spaniards fired the first shot, at 0000 yards, but it was ineffective. The Amer ican ships fanned in column line and steamed nearer* reserving their fire until within 4000 yards. They then passed backwards and forwards six times across the Spaniards' front, pouring in a perfect hail of shot and shell. Every shot seem ed to tell. Then the Americans retired fast and a council of war took place. Spanish In Desperate Strnlts. The Spanish ships were in a desperate condition. The Reina Christina was rid dled aitd one of her steam pipes had burst. The Caatilla was also on fire and both were burned to the water's edge. The Don Antonio de I'lloa made a mag nificent show of desperate bravery. With the colors nailed to her mast she sank with all hands. Her hull was riddled but the guns were still fired defiantly as the vessel sank beneath the water. A torpedo boat tried to creep along the shore around the offing and attack the Zeafiro, Nanshan and McCulloch, all non combatants, but was driven ashore and shot into bits. The Mindano was run onto the beach and the other small craft retired behind the mole. Finishing Touehes. , The fight started at 5:30, was Adjourn ed at 8:30 and re*i/r * A about • S>n. The lUTZVILLE, WASHINGTON, MAY 11, 1898. j finishing touches were given Cavite by 1 ! the Petrel and Concord. The Raleigh grounded twice in shallow water during the engagement. Cavite In Utter Ruins. , Cavite is in utter ruins and also the surroundings. The gunboats have been scuttled and the arsenal was on fire and exploded, causing great mortality. The commodore of the fleet on board the Re ina Christina was wounded and her cap tain, lieutenant, chaplain and the mid shipmen were killed by a shell striking the bridge. Eighty of her crew were killed and 60 ! wounded. On the Cast ilia 100 were killed and 60 wounded. Spanish Losses Over 1000. The Spanish losses aggregate more than a thousand. There were no casualties among the Americans «.xeept that six of the Baltimore's crew were slightly wound ed by one of the enemy's shells striking | a shell on the deek and exploding it. j There were three shot holes in her upper works, five in the upper works of the Olympia and a whaleboat smashed 011 the Raleigh. No other damage was done any where. The disparity between the injury in flicted on the Spanish fleet and that sus tained by the Americans is due to the superior guns of the later and the super ior marksmanship at long range. The Manila Esplanade Krupp 10-inch guns were fired continuously, but the Americans avoided replying ami the bat tery showed a white flag afterwards. Capitulation Still Unsettled. The terms of capitulation are still un- ] settled Commodore Dewey fears rioting by the rebels if he attempts a bombard ment. The forts at the entrance to the l>ar capitulated and were dismantled on Wed-! nesday. The Americans cut the cable,! but the Spaniards refused to permit them to use it pending the surrender of the j city, and it is therefore not known what < is transpiring on shore. THE FIGHT OFF MATANZAS. Dupont and lloraet Had a Brush With Batteries. Key West, May 7.—The torpedo l>oat Dupont came in tonight and reported a sharp engagement off Matanzas last night and this morning. The Dupont and aux iliary cruiser Hornet were cruising hear the shore last night and when about 000 yards from land, were tired upon by a body of cavalry about 200 strong which was spread along the shore on the look out for filibustered. According to the Dupont's story both vessels returned the fire, scattering the Spanish troops and then bombarded the Matanzas fortifica tions. There were in *be nature of sand blockhouses, nine in number. The bom bardment lasted from 4 o'clock to 5:30 The Dupont men say that their shells toppled over the barricades in course of erection and they are sure that many of the Spanish soldiers were killed as they afterwards saw wagons taking away dead or wounded. The survivors fled to the hills. This morning the Matanzas fortifica tions opened fire, sending three 8-inch shells at the Dupont and Hornet They were lineshots but the boats were out of range. The Dupont and Hornet then re sumed the bombardment and continued it until B:.'<o o'clock. The Dupont men think they have effectually silenced w hat the big fleet left of the fortifications there and that in the two engagements the boats tired about 200 shots. WAR AMONG SOME WOMEN. It Does Blot Deal With Those In Flew York, However. "What in the world are they fighting about, anyway?" asked a young girl in an Atlanta store Saturday morning. "For liberty, my dear child," replied a companion, with an air of superiority. "Our country must not be insulted by the Italians." "I thought it was the Spaniards/' mild ly protested the first speaker. "Well, they are all the same. It makes no difference who it is we are fighting; it is the principle of the tiling we are after." "Has anybody been shot yet?' 1 asked the first speaker. "I really didn't read the news clearly this morning," was the reply. Then they turned their attention to the bargain counter, and the war was to tally forgotten.—Atlanta Constitution. FOR A 810 IRISH BRIGADE. Efforts to Have the President Accept Three It e*l meats. Chicago, May 7.—An Irish brigade of three fully recruited regiment* or Irish men, it is announced today will be offered to the president early next week. The chief executive will be asked to appoint as the brigadier general an Irish general from the regular aimy. These regiments are stationed in three cities—Chicago, Boston and New York. Concerted action has been effected through letters and tel egrams among their commanders. With favorable action ot Washington tlie Irinh brigade of the United States army will consist of the Clan Na Gael Guards of this city, the Hibernian Kifles of Boston and the Irish American Military Union of New York. Killed Himself to Kvadr Prlaoa. Bay City, Mich.. May o.—Chas. Ola/- er, ex comptroller of West Bay City, shot himself through the breast today and died almost immediately. He was to ha.e, been tried today for forgery and eir.Oer dement. flafforaiei hy Wire. Seneca, N. Y., May O.—JULtk Itod Habel and two children wtre suffpeated by fire at their home here toddy. Within the Antarctic >»rcie there has never been found a fkme**% Mant. Mexico denotes the i? , v \f*cat of Mexitti, the Aztec god V j RAN INTO mm JAWS. TWO AMERICAN WAR VESSELS. The Vlcksbnrv and the Cotter Mor rill Lured by a C'unnlnv Bait- Shore Batteries Found the Hanite and Nearly Sunk the Bold Ships —Spaniards Sent Out a Small Schooner. Key West, Fla., May B.—Only poor marksmanship on the part of the Span iards saved the Vicksburg and the cut ter Morrill from destruction in Havana harltor yesterday morning. For over half an hour they were under the fire of the guns of the Santa Clara water bat teries but both cseajied without mater ial injury, although shrapnel from eight-inch guns exploded all about them aiul lioth now show the sears of the Spanish bullets. The wily Spaniards had arranged a trap to send a couple of our ships to the bottom. They baited it as a man would bait a trap. A small schooner was sent out from Havana liarbor shortly before daylight yesterday morning to draw some of the Americans into the ambuscade. The ruse woiked like a charm. The Vicksburg and the Morrill, in the heat of the chase and in their contempt for Spanish gun nery, walked straight into the trap that had been set for them. Had the Span iards possessed their souls in patience but five minutes longer not even the bad gun practice would have saved our ships and this morning two more of our vessels would lie at the bottom within two lengths of the Maine. Lnrfd the Warship* In. Friday evening the Vieksburg and Mon ill, cruising to the went of Morro, castle, were fired upon by the big guns of the i'ojimar batteries. Two shots were lired «t the Vieksburg and one at the Morrill. Itotli vessels, without re turning the fire, steamed out of range. Hut yesterday morning the Spaniard* had !>etter luck. The schooner they had sent out lx'fore daylight run off to the eastward, hugging the shore and with the wind on her starboard quarter. Aboiil I three miles east of the entrance of the harbor she came over 011 the port tack. A haze fringed the horizon ami she was not discovered until three miles off shore, when the Mayflower made her out and signalled the Morrill and Vieksburg. Captain Smith of the Morrill and Com mandcr Tilly of the Vieksburg immedi ately slapped on all steam and started in pursuit. The schooner instantly put altout and ran for Morro castle l>efoie' the wind. In doing so she would, ac curding to the well-conceived Spuninh I plot, lead the two American warships di I rectly under the guns of the Santa Cla ra battery. These works are a short mile west of Morro and are a part of the harbor defenses. There an two bat teries, one at the shore, which has been recently thrown up, of sand and mortar, with wide embrasures for eight-inch ! guns; the other is on a rocky eminence which juts out into the gulf at this point. The upper battery mounts mod-1 ern 10 inch and 12 inch Krupp guns be hind a six-foot stone parapet, in front! of which are 20 f«s»t of earthworks and a Ix-lting of railroad iron. This battery is considered the most formidable of Ha j vana's defenses except Morro castle. It; is masked and has not been absolutely lo- | eated by the American warships. It is probably due to the fart that the Span iards did not desire to expose its posi tion that the Vieksburg and Morrill are now ailmt. Into the Harbor After Her. The Morrill and Vieksburg were about, six miles from the schooner when the chase Isgan. They steamed after her at full speed, the Morrill leading until within a mile and a half of the Santa Clara batteries. Commander Smith of the Vieksburg was the first to realize the danger into whieh the reckl&ut pur suit had led them. He concluded it was time to halt and sent a shot across the bow of the schooner. The Spaniard in stantly brought his vessel about, but while she was still rolling in the trough of the sea with her sails flapping, an eight-inch shrapnel shell came hurling through the air from the water battery, a mile and a half away. It passed over the Monill l»etwcen the pilot house and smokestack and ftqdoded less than 50 feet on the port quarter. The small shot rattled against her side. It was a dose call. Two more shots followed in quick succession, both shrapnel. One burst close under the starboard quarter, filling the engine room with the smoke of the explosion of the shell and the other, like the first, passed over and exploded just beyond. Spaniards Had the Ran**. The Spanish gunners had the range and their time fuses were accurately set. I The crews of both ships were at their | guns. Lieutenant Craig, who was in I charge of the bow four inch rapid fire gun of the Morrill, asked for and obtain ed permiasion to return the fire. At the first shot tiie ViekHburg, which was in the wake of the Morrill, slightly in shore, sheered off and paused to windward un der the Morrill's stern. In the mean time Captain Smith also put his helm to port and was none too soon, for as the Morrill stood off a solid eight-inch shot grazed her starbard quarter and kicked up tons of water as it struck a wave 100 yards beyond. Captain Smith said if terwards that this was undoubtedly an eight-inch armor-piercing projectile, and that it would have passed through the Morrill's boilers had she not changed her course. All the guns of the water battery were now at work. One of them cut the ja cob ladder of the Vicksburg adrift and another carried away a portion of the rigging. Fire Was Rctaraed. As the Morrill and the Vicksburg steamed anay their aft guns were used, but only a few shots were fired. The Morrill's six-inch gun was elevated fori 4000 yards and struck the earthworks| repeatedly. The Yieksburg fired repeat edly shots from her six-pounder. The Spaniards continued to fire shot and shell for 20 minutes, but the shots were inef fective. Some of them were so wild that they aroused the American jackies to jeers. The Spaniaids only ceased fir ing when the Morrill and Vicksburg were completely out of range. If all the Span iard gunnel's had been suffering from strabismus their practice could not have been worse. DISORDER THROUGHOUT SPAIN. The People Are llonllnit and Fight ins Attn!nit the tiovernuient. Madrid. May 9.—Disorder in the Span ish provinces is increasing. Riots have now broken out at Cadiz and Alicante ard the trouble is expected to spread to paits of the country which have hitherto been quiet. At Martos, men, women and childrcti have been |taradiug the street* crying 'Death to the thieves!' Serious rioting occurred at Linares yes terday. The mobs attacked the town hall, tore out the windows and threw everything movable into the streets. Conflict between the civil guards and rioters resulted, it is said, in the death of 14 people, 60 wounded. Renfoneiiients were asked for. letter the mob made another attack on the town hall and routed the civil guards The rioters were well supplied with am munition and kept up a hot fire, at the same time yelling "Down with taxes!" Serious disorders occurred at Brono9, at which place the village priest was stoned to death. The latest rejHut says the lighting is still in progress. The political situation here is unchang ed. Everybody appears loath to as sume the responsibilities of assuming of fiee under the existing conditon of af fa rs. It is announced that the cabinet min isters have places! their |>ortfotios in the hands of Sagasta with a view to the probable reconstruction of the ministry. RATS DRAFTED INTO SERVICE. llritluy Foreman Makes Bodents Clean ( logged Sewer ripen. Tom Maguire is a genius. He is yard , foreman at the Laclede Gas Company's! plant. A sewer pipe leading from one! of the buildings to the river bank, 100 feet away, became clogged. The pipe was 1 sixteen feet below the surface. Maguire i had been thinking about a plan for sev-1 era I days. One night he caught two big gray rats, and these he determined to* put into the sewer. They were taken to the mouth of the river at the river bank and released. 'Hie opening was then closed securely behind them, leaving the animals w it h only one chancc of life. That was to go Mtraight ahead. And they did. Several more rata were caught and turned into the newer, until a dozen were gnaw ing away at the pipe. The morning af ter the last detachment joined the main army water began to trickle from the pipe. Iron reals and steam were applied. In ten minutes the newer was clear.—St. Louis Post Di-patch. FLOODS AROUND MULBERRY. Arkansas Tow a In u Terrible Pre dicament. Mulberry, Ark., May 7.—l.iis town is in a furore of excitement tonight on ac count of the high water. In every di rection for miles last night could lie heard the screaming of women and chil dren who were clinging to limbs, tree* and house*. Many of the citizens have been building Inuts and are rescuing per sons from the river Indtoms. Many are missing, and no estimate ran la» made of the number lost or drowned. The sight is heartrending. The water was never known to be so high. Many houses that have stood for years have been washed away. Water was backed over the rail road track three miles from the river, and is still rising. VOLUNTEERS OF WASHINGTON. Troops Will Leave Camp Koffers Before Thursday. Washington, May 7.—Washington will lie called u)»on for one battalion of 400 men to be sent to the Philippines. Idaho will contribute the same number, beside* Shoup's rangers of Salmon City. The governors will protmhly designate the companies to go. It is intended to mobil ize 5000 men in San Francisco next Thursday, half of them regulars, includ ing the two troops at Fort Walla Walla \onilnntlonn by (hr I'rfaldrßl, Washington, May 6. The president to day tent these nominations to the sen ate: Xa vy—Charles H. Allen, MiMchiuetta to l*» assistant secretary of the navy. Treasury—First Assistant Kngineei James H. Chalker, New Jersey, to tn chief engineer of the revenue cutter ser vice. There is considerable conjecture on the part of Kuropean politicians as to future legislation in Denmark. The radical Left, which corresponds with the peoples' party in this country, leaving out the fl nancial question, has a big majority over the conservatives, modcratists, and so ialists, but in the late election the radical party displayed considerable friendship toward the socialists, making no contest* against the latter in 22 districts. The conservatives were nearly wiped out, the moderates lost two scats, the socialist* gained three and the radicals eight seats. It is probable that considerable progre* sive legislation will he enacted during the next year or two. and the political bat ties of the future in Denmark will be be tween the radicals and the socialists. It liss been discovered that the native chiefs of Africa, in the diamond region* have great quantities of valuable dia monds, which were accumulated year* ago. They treasure them ss charms, and ara unwilling to *ell them. ITEMS FROM All AROUND CONDENSED NEWS OF WOULD Criuira and Casualties la All L«»d»- l*araac rapha About Franalaeai Pcnouß-llualnrii Coadltluaa la Hrlef— Peculiar lacldrala Mr curded by Ma ay Obirrvcra. N. M. lMummer, a bank cashier of Scranton, Miss., .shot himself, and his wife t<s»k morphine, tin* result of domestic trouMen. l'lummer died instantly, and his wife can not recover. l>r. Mavrogenis, of Athens, is Uie last suitivor of the men who fought in th« (.•reek war of independence, lie is KM yearn old, and lives with a sister Uu years older than himself. At Tampa. Flu., liftcen Cuban physic ians have entered the service of the I jiit cd States. They are regarded as npecial ists in Cuban diseases, and \v ill arnun pan}' the invading army. The mining of New York harlior is al most completed. Only one pilot l>oat is to be used hereafter, in order tliat incom ing vessels may have plenty of room in passing through the mine fields. The young king of Spain, aceordiug to the constitution of that country, will be of age on May 12, 100-2, when he is 16 years old. Thirty Texas frontiersmen are on the way to Atlanta, <«a., to serve as scouts in Cuba. They are "dead shots" and s|»eak Spanish fluently. At Middlctown, N. Y., a committee of 200 prominent citizens has been formed to take care of the families of those who have volunteered to go to war. The government has again warned pil ots that there is danger from mine* locat ed in New York harbor. It is also threat ened to fire upon vessels outside the channel. It is reported that 0000 out of 7000 mules recently sent from the United States to Cuba for the Spanish army have died on account of the sudden change of the climate. Maine's oldest volunteer to fight Spain is ex-flovernor Oareelon, aged 80. He served Uncle Sain through one war, and he was then, thirty-seven years ago, over the exempted age. Cramps' shipyard, I'hiladclphia, which has been closed to the public since the publication of the President's message, will not open its gates when the battle ship Alalia ma is launehed this week. The New York assembly has passed a bill, whieh has been signed by the gov ernor, and is now a law of the state, com piling school districts to supply schools with flags, whieh must he displayed dur ing school hours. The new war loan of the government for J£ioo,oo, a .'I per cent, to lie offered to the people of this country exclusively, v% ill be isNiied at par through the pont offices and the national (sinks, ami will be in denominations of &>0 to $1000. The president has thanked Miss Helen C.ould for her offer of $100,000 to the government, but wrote that it could nut be accepted without a special act. of congress. He said that if the money were applied to the purchase of a ship for the navy the vessel could lie accepted. 11l the United States senate there are twelve senators who nerved in the uuion army and twelve who served in the con federate army. In the house there are r,7 representatives who served in the un ion army and .'lO who are ex-confederates. The regiment of Arizona cowboys of whieh "Teddy" Roosevelt, asHirftant secre tary of the navy, is to Is* lieutenant col onel, has lieen nicknamed "Teddy's Ter rors," They will require no "seasoning," and will be ready to Mart for Cuba the day they are mustered into service. (Seiieral Schofield, president of the Na tional Volunteer Reserves, says that or ganization is assuming immense propor tions. The supreme court of Illinois holds that the apportionment hill passed recently by the legislature is unconstitutional. The states of Pennsylvania, New York, Illinois Hint Alabama have more popnla (ion than Spain, and vastly more wraith. Japan in point of population ranks nixtli among the nations, being surpassed only by t'hina, India, Russia, the I'nited States and (iermany. 'Die pirls of the praduating class of the hipli school of Heading, Pa., have re solved to dress in red, white and blue on commencement day. A twelve story hotel is soon to be built in New York. It will cover an entire bloek and coat 4,000,000. It will furnialt parlor, bed room and bath for $1 a day. The |Mitriotie women of St. Joseph, Mo., are enpaped in making two hand some -ilk flap*, which they will present to the militia eontpaiiieM of that, plaee. Xo man has la-en permitted to contribute a cent ton ai d the coat. Major General (». M. IVslge has been tendered by the president and deelined the position of senior major general and ttommandcr of the First Arinv Corps, lie va* eompelled to deelinc the appointment >»n account <>f tailing health. A tnblcpram from I/ondon says that the llritish tanner is Imikinp forward to larpe profits from our war with Spain. 'Wheat has Ix-en sellinp for the pant few days at from #10 to $12.f>0 per quar* »er. while iu the eorrcspondinp week of IH!»7 the priec was htaint $>'» |»er qitsr tar. . Kuglaud i« overwhelmed by the great victory won by Dewey at Manila. lli<« luting. coolncHK and skill have surprised the entire world. Dispatches from l/m --don say that all Kurope is amazed und thrilled with wonder and admiration at the hrillant achievements of our gallant commander and his dauntlexs followers. Misnouri has more chicken* than any other idate in the union. In IHOO, when the latent t'nited States census was tak< en, the chicken population amminted to 23,0(10.000, and there were more than 2,- 000,000 fowls of other varieties. The product in eggs for tliat year was 5.V 000.000 do/en, valued at about $.">,000,- 000 NO. 15.