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WAR REVENUE IS IN FORGE BILL SIGNED BY PRESIDENT Hanker*. llroker* ninl Amazement PlaceN Kxueplrtl to Give t'p l.ar«e AmounlN-Many Stamp* Will He Called For—Abstract of the Mean are. Washington, June 13. —The speaker ami vice president signed the war revenue bill this morning anil the president signed it at 3 p. m. Immediately upon receiving information from the White house that the bill had been signed by the president, Secretary Gage issued a circular explaining to the public the proposed bond issue. The cir cular invites sulwcriptions for two hun dred millions of 3 per cent bonds. Sub scriptions will be received at par for a .period of 3 days from this date, Bonds will l>e issued in the coupon and regis tered form, coupon denominations rang ing from $20 to $1000, and registered bonds from $20 to $10,000. The following is an abstract of the provisions of the bill A tax of $2 on all beer, ale porter, and other similar fermented liquors for every barrel containing not more than 13 gal lons: and at a like rate for other quantity or fractional part of a barrel. Special TaxeN From July.l. : 1. Bankers employing a capital not exceeding $2.*>.000. $50; employing a capi till exceeding $25,000, for every addition al $1000, $2; surplus included as capital. Savings banks having no capital stock and whose business is confined to receiv ing deposits and loaning or investing the same for the benefit of their depositors and which do no other business or bank ing are not subject to this tax. 2. Brokers, $50; but any person having paid the special tax as a bank shall not l»e required to pay the special tax as a broker. 3. Pawnbrokers, $20. 4. Coinmerical brokers, $20. 5. Custom house brokers, $10. G. Proprietors of theaters, museums and concert halls in cities of more than 25.000 population, $100. This does not in clude halls rented or used occasionally for concerts or theatrical representations. 7. Circuses, $100, to be paid in each state in which exhibitions are given. 8. Proprietors or agents of all public exhibitions or shows for money not enu merated here, $10. 0. Bowling alleys and billiard room?, $5 for each table or alley. Tolmocu Tax. Tobaccos, cigars, cigarettes anil snuff. In lieu of tax now imposed by law, a tax of lc per ounce upon all tobacco and cigarettes manufactured and sold, the following taxes to lie paid by the manu facturer: $3.60 per 1000 on cigars weigh ing more than three pounds per 1000; $1 per 1000 cigars weighing not more than 3 (Kiiinds per 1000; $3.00 per 1000 on cigar ettes weighing not more than three ]H>unds per 1000, and $1.50 per 1000 on cigarettes weighing not more than three pounds per 1000. The compromise provisio in regard to the tax on stock on hand provides for a tax equal to one-half the difference be tween the tax already paid on such ar ticles at the time of removal from the factory or custom house and the tax lev ied in this act upon such articles. Deal ers having on hand less than 100i> pounds of manufactured tobacco and 2d,000 cigar ettes or cigars on the day succeeding the date of the passage of the bill are re lieved from the necessity of making re turns and thus relieved from the neces sity of paying the tax. Tohaceu Dealer** mnl Manufacturer*. Dealers in leaf tobacco whose annual sales do n. t excced 50,000 p rnnds e.ich, $0. Those whose annual sales exceed 50,000 and not 100,000 pounds, $12, and if their annual sales exceed 100,000 pounds, $24. Dealers in other tobacco, whose annual sales exceed 50,000 pounds, $12. Those selling their own products at the place of manufacture are exempted from this tax. Manufacturers of tobacco whose an nual sales do not exceed 50.000 pounds, $0. Manufacturers whose sales exceed 50.000 and not 100,(KM) pounds, $12. Manufac turers whose sales exceed 100,000 pounds, $24. Manufacturers of cigars whose annu al sales do not exceed 100,000 cigars, $0. Manufacturers whose sales exceed 100,(Xhl and 200,000 cigars, $12. Manufacturers whose sales exceed 200.000 cigars, $24. Inanranre. Life—On each policy for $100, 10c on the amount insured. On policies on the industrial or weekly plan, 40 per cent of the amount of the first weekly premium is charged. Fraternal, l»eneficiary socie ties and purely local co-operative com panics, employes' relief associations, oper ated on the lodge system or local co-op erative plan, "organized and conducted solely by the members thereof, for the exclunive benefit of its members and not for profit," are exempted. Insurance (marine, inland, fire) —Each policy, one-half of one per cent on each dollar. Co-operative and mutual coin panies are exempted. Insurance (casualty, fidelity and guar antee) —Each poli y and eaeh bind for tlu> performance of the duties of any office or position or other obligation of the nature of indemnity and each contract or obli- ; gation guaranteeing the validity of band- or other public body or guaranteeing titles to real estate or mercantile credits guar ! anteed by any surety company upon the amount of premium charged, one-half of j 1 cent on each dollar; on a lease, land, or 1 tenement, not exceeding one year, 25 cents; exceeding one year and not exceed ing three years, 50 cents; exceeding three yars, $1. Other Provision*. Manifest for custom house entry or m clearance of cargo for a foreign port, if the registered tonnage of such ship, ves ttel or steamer does not exceed 300 tons, $1; exceeding 300 tons and not exceeding tfOO tons, $3; exceeding 600 tons, $5. Mortgage of real estate or personal property; exceeding $1000 and not exceed ing $1500, 25 cents, and on each $500 in excess of $1500, 25 cents. Passage tickets to a foreign port, if costing not exceeding $30, $1; casting more than $30 and not exceeding $00, $3; costing more than $<>0, $5. Proxy for voting at any election for of ficers of any incorporated company ex cept religious, charitable or literary so cities or public cemeteries, 10 cents. Power of attorney, 25 cents. Protesting notes, bills'of exchange, ac ceptance, check or draft or any marine protest, 25 cents. Warehouse receipts, 25 cents. The stamp duties on manifests, bills of lading and passage tickets do not apply to steamboats or other vessels plying be tween ports of the United States and ports in British North America. Silver I'rovlNlon. The provision for the silver bullion is as follows : Coinage of silver bullion —That the sec retary of the treasury is hereby authoriz ed and ilirei'ted to coin into standard dol lars as rapidly as the public interests may require to an amount, however, of not less than $1,500,000 a month of silver bill lion now in the treasury purchased in ac cordance with the provisions of the act approved July 14, 1800, entitled, "An act directing the purchase of silver bullion and issue of treasury notes thereon and for other purposes." And said dollars when coined shall be used when applied in the manner and for the purpose named in said act. Ho ml Provlnlon. The following provision has been added j to the bond provision: "Provided, further that any portion of i any issue of said bonds not subscribed for as al>ove provided, mey be disposed of by the secretary of the treasury at not less than par and under such regulations as he may preseril>e, but no commissions shall be allowed or paid thereon and a sum net exceeding one-tenth of 1 per centum of the amount of the bonds and certificates here in authorized is hereby appropriated out of any money in the treasury not other wise appropriated to the expense of pre paring. advertising and issuing the same." , Schedule A, Stump Thxcm. Bonds, debentures or certificates of in debtedness bv any association, company or corporation on each $100 of face value or fraction thereof, 5 cents, and on each original issue, whether on organization or reorganization certificates of stock by such association, company or corporation, on each $100 of face value or fraction thereof, 5 cents; and on all sales or deliv eries or transfers of shares or certificates of stock, on each $100 of face value or fraction thereof, 2 cents; in case of sale where the evidence or transfer is shown only by the books of the company the stamp shall be placed upon such l>ooks and where the condition of ownership is by transference the stamp shall be placed upon the certificates, and in ease an agreement to sell or where the trans fer is by delivery of the certificate as signed in blank, there shall be made and delivered by the seller to the buyer a bill or memorandum of such sale, to which the stamp shall be aflixed. Penalty: A fine of from $500 to $1000 and imprisonment for six months or both. Stock Kxclinnjce DenlliiKN. Upon each sale or agreement to sell any products or merchandise at any exchange or board of trade or other similar place, either for present or future delivery for each $100 in value of said sale or agree ment of sale or agreement to sell, 1 cent, and for each additional $100 or fractional part thereof, in excess of $100, 1 cent; provided, that on every sale or agree ment of sale or agreement to sell there shall be made and delivered by the sell er to the buyer ft bill, memorandum of such sale, to which there shall l>e af fixed a lawful stamp or stamps in value equal to the amount of tax on such sale. I lank checks, drafts or certificates of de posit not drawing interest, or an order for the payment of any sum of money drawn upon or issued by any bank, trust company or any person or persons, com panies or corporations, 2 cents. Hills of exchange (international) draft, certificate of deposit, drawing interest or order for the payment of any sum of mon ey, otherwise than at sight or on de mand, or any promissory note except bank notes issued for circulation and for each renewal for the same for a sum not exceeding $100, 2 cents; for each addi tional $100 or fractional part thereof, in excess of $100, 2 cents. Pills of exchange (foreign) or letters of credit if drawn for a sum not exceeding $100. 4 cents, and for each $100 or frac tional part thereof in excess of $100, 1 cents. If drawn in sets of two or more for every bill of each set, 2 cents, and for each $100 or fractional part in excess of $100. 2 cents. Hills of 'tiling or receipt (other than charter party) for any goods or mer chandise to be exported to any foreign port or place, 10 real.a. risyrMa ur Freight. Tt. i 8 wn! the duty of every railroad or steaoiinjt. coir.pany. carrier, express company or corporation or poison whose occupation is to act a* such, to ferae to the shipper or consigner a hill of lading, manifest or other evidence of receipt and forwarding for each shipment received whether in bulk 01 in bo>e«. hales, pack ages. bundles or not so enclosed or in cluded and there is to be attached and cancelled to each of sai.l bills of lading, etc., a htamp of the va'ue oi 1 cent; pro vided, that but one bill of lading shall be required on bundles or packages of news papers when eucloscd "i one gener \] bun die at the time of shipment. Penalty, $10. A tax of 1 cent is imposed on every tel ephone message for which over 15 cents is charged. Any telegraphic message ] cent. Indemnifying bonds, 60 cents. Certificates of profit* of any association and on all transfers thereof on each $100 I of face value, 2 cents. | Certificates of damage* or otherwise, issued by any port wardens or marine s»ir ! veyor, 25 cent*; certificate# of any other description, 10 cents. Charter parties, if the regi*t» red tonnage of the vessel does [ not exceed .'IOO ton*.. $32; exceeding 300 tons and not exceeding GOO tons, $5; ex ceeding (iOO tons, $10. Contract brokers* notes or memorandum of sale of any goods or merchandise, stocks, bonds, ex change notes or real estate or property of any description issued by brokers or per sons acting as such for each note or mem 1 orandum of sale, 10 cents. Conveyance or deed for real estate, on which consideration exceeds $100 and docs not exceed $500, 50 cents, and for each ad ditional $500, 50 cents. Entry of bonds at any custom house not exceeding $100 in value, 25 cents. Ex ceeding $100 and not exceeding $500, 50 cents; exceeding $500 in value, $1. Entry for withdrawal of goods from bonded warehouse, 50 cents. Certificate of profit of any association and on all transfers thereof, on all face values, 2 cents. For iMMiie of Honiln. The secretary of the treasury is author ized to borrow on the credit of the Unit ed States from time to time as the pro ceeds may be required to defray expen ditures authorized on account of the ex isting war (which proceeds when receiv ed to be used for the purpose of meeting such war expenditures) the sum of $400,- 000,000, or so much thereof as may be necessary and to prepare and issue there for coupon or registered bonds of the United States in denominations of $20 or some multiple of that sum, redeemable in coin at the pleasure of the United States after 10 years from the date of their issue and payable 20 years from such date and bearing interest payable quarterly in coin at the rate of 3 per cent |>er an num. The bonds are to be first offered at par as a popular loan. I*ateat Medicine*. Schedule It —Medicinal proprietary ar ticles and preparations—upon every pack et, box, bottle, pot or phial or other ill closure, except natural spring waters and carbonated natural spring waters, wheie such packet, etc., does not exceed at the retail price 5 cents, one-eighth of 1 cent tax; when the retail price is between 5 and 10 cents, one-fourth of 1 cent; be tween 10 and 15 cents, three-eighths of 1 cent; between 15 and 25 cents, five-eighths of a cent, and for each additional 25 cents in value, five-eighths of 1 cent tax. The same tax applies to perfumery and cosmetics and other similar articles used as applications to the hair, mouth or skin. Chewing gum, each package of not more than $1 retail value, 4 cents, and for each additional $1, 4 cents. Sparkling or other wines when bottled for sale, upon each bottle containing one pint or less, 1 cent; more than one pint, 2 cents. The stamp is only to be affixed when the article in this schedule is sold. I'vtrolenm anil Muirar. j Petroleum and Sugar Refiners—Every person, firm, corporation or company car rying on the business of refining petrol j cum or refining sugar or owning or con ' trolling any pipe line for transporting oil or other products whose gross annual receipts exceed $250,000, is made subject to pay annually a special excise tax equiv alent to onc-parter of 1 per cent on the gross amount of all receipts in excess of that sum. Returns are to be made month ly. The penalty is a fine of from $5000 to $10,000. A stamp tax of 1 cent is to l»e collected on every seat sold in a palace and parlor car and on every berth sold in a sleeping car, and the stamp to be affixed to the ticket and paid by the company issu ing it. Inheritance Tnx. A tax on inheritance and legacies ex ceeding $10,000 is provided as follows: On sums In'tween $10,000 and $25,000, first on lienefits to the lineal issue or lineal an cestors, brother or sister of the deceased at the rate of 75 cents for every $100. Second, to the descendant of a brother or sister at the rate of $1.50 for every $100. Third, to the brother or sister of the fath er or mother or a descendant of a broth er or sister of the father or mother at the rate of $3 for every $100. Fourth, to the brother or sister of the grandfather or grandmother or descendant of a brother or sister of the grandfather or grand mother, $4 for $100. Fifth, to those of any other degree of collateral con sanguity or strangers in blood or a Iwwly politic or corporate, at the rate of $5 lor every $100. All legacies or property passing by will or by law of any state or territory to husband or wife are exempted from tax or duty. On sums ranging between $25,- 000 and $100,000, the rates of tax are to be multiplied by one and one-half; on those ranging from $10(1,000 to $s<M>,ooo the rates are to lie multiplied by two; on those ranging from $500,000 to $1,000,000. the rates are to Ik* multiplied by two and one-half, and on those above $1,000,000 the rates are to l»e multiplied by three. The tax is to be made a lien upon the property until paid and it is required that the tax shall be* sati-fi d before the legatee is paid. Certificated of Indebtedneaa. The secretary of the treasury is auth orized to borrow from time to time, at a rate of interest not exceeding 3 per cent, such sums as in his judgment inay be necessary to meet the public expenditures and to issue certificates of indebtedness in denominations of $50 or some multiple of thai sum. Each certificate is made pay able at such time not exceeding one year from the date of its issue as the secretary of the treasury may prescribe, provided that the amount of such certificates ob tained shall at. no lime exceed $100,000.- 000. Adlienlon Xtainim. Adhesion stamp*: Section 7 provides that if any person shall make, sign or issue anj instrument or paper of any de scription without its Inking stamped, he shall l>e guilty of a misdemeanor, the penalty being $100 at the discretion of the court. Section 8 provide* a penalty of a fine not exceeding $1000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years or both, for counterfeiting the xtamps and the pen alty is made to apply to all persons hav ing any connection with the counterfeit ing S Proprietors of proprietar licle* are given the privilege of f' their RITZVILLE, WASHINGTON, JUNE 15, 1898. own dies or designs for stamps, a failure to perform which act is made a misde meanor punishable by a tine of not less than $50. nor more than $500, or by im prisonment of not to exceed six months or both. It is also made a misdemeanor bv sec tion 10 to evade the provisions of the stamp law, punishable by a tine not ex ceeding $200. ExeaiptlonN. Section Ift exempts government, state, county and municipal bonds from the op eration of the law and also the stocks ami bonds issued by co-operative build ing and loan associations, whose capital stock does not exceed $10,000 and building and loan associations or companies that make loans only to their shareholders. Section 18 provides for a tax stamp on telegraph messages and exempts mes sages of officers ami employes of the gov ernment. and official business and also the messages of the telegraph or railroad com panies over their own lines. Section 20 makes it a misdemeanor to evade the plans of schedule It. relative to drugs, medicines, perfumery, etc.. pun ishable by a fine not to exceed $500 or 'imprisonment to not exceed six months or both. Medicines put up and sold at retail as prescriptions are not included in the tax able articles, leaving it to apply partic ularly to proprietary articles. Section 24 adds tax on proprietary ar ticles to the duty on them, requiring the affixing of the internal revenue stamp before withdrawal for consumption. Mixed Flour anil Tea. A substitute was adopted for the sen ate provision for a tax on mixed flour, but the material point* were retained. In addition to the annual license of $12 upon manufactures a tax of 4 cents per Uirrel is levied upon all mixed flour man ufaetured, sold or removed for sale. The same rate is proportionately levied on half barrels and smaller packages. Tea—There shall be levied, collected and paid upon tea when imported from foreign countries a duty of 10 cents per pound. The tax becomes operative with the act. EIGHT HUNDRED MILLION. American Fnrinem Draw From For eign Countries. Washington, June 13.—The farmers the country are drawing upon other parts of the world for more money in the fiscal year which ends with this month than in any prereding year in the history of the country. Even the high water mark of 1892, when our exports of agricultural products amounted to $709,328,232, will Im» surpassed by the record of the year which closes with this month. The pre liminary reports of May exportation* which have reached the bureau of sta tistics make it quite apparent that the ngncultural exports of tlie year will I*, considerably in exec** of $801*),000,000, the total for the year lading likely to reach $835,000,000. Never Iwfore have the ex ports of agricultural product* reached the $800,000,<M>0 line and never but twice have they been as much as $700,000,000, the two occasions being in 1881 and 1802. Compared with the last lineal year the increase in exports of agricultural pro ducts will be fully $ I."> 0,000,000, and com (Mired with the preceding year the in crease will be over $250,000,000, while the total will be fully 50 |M»r cent in ex cess of that of the fiscal year of 1895. TOKENS OF ENGLAND'S FAVOR. Loudly Cheered In Ksiireaalnir flood Will for America. London, June 11.-—Last evening's pro cec ings in parl'amenl illustrated the hipfli favor in which Americans are held hero just now. Every allusion of Sir William j llarcourt or Mr. Chamls'ilain to the sug gested all ancc or under finding was loud j Iv cheered, the Irish alone dissenting, 'llarcourt, liberal leader, said: "No one is more anxious or more eager for closer and more (M'rmancnt relations with the United States than myself. Ever since I have had anything to do with public life, my foremost, object has been the cultivation of good relations with the United States." Chamberlain, at the end of a long de fense of his policy as secretary of state for the colonies, made an eloquent reiter ation of his desire for close, cordial and intimate relations with the United States, adding: I "And more close, more intimate, more | definite they are the better I shall lie sat isfied."' SPAIN DOESN'T WANT PEACE. Declare That War Can Be Continued for Two Years. Madrid, Juno 11.—The campaign inau gurated by ionic of the foreign newspa pers in favor of |>eaee between Spain and the United State*, is not approved here. According to the opinions of several generals, Spain \* capable of continuing war in Cuba, for two years even under the most unfavorable circumstances, herefore, they add, it is unless to talk of peace unless it implic* a return to the status quo ante-bellum. The government, it is added, has not received any suggestion* of peace from the powers, and in political circles, it is de clared, if such sugpection were received, the government would politely decline to entertain it on the ground that Spain has decided to pursue the war to the bit ter end. Tranavaal E <|»eetln* War. London, June I.'.—The Cape Town correspondent of the J>aily Mail say*: The war betweer the Transvaal and Swa/.iland may break out at any mo ment The Swaziland king ha* 30,000 warriors well : rmed and drilled, and there is much anxiety in the Transvaal. When wives and widows speak of their late husbands, their me: jing is quite dif ferent. FIRST EHUD BUTTLE 111 ■ THIRTEEN HOURS OF FIGHTING Fonr Anierleaim Were Shot Dead— Ailvnner IMekets I niier l.lenten iiiilh .Neville mil Shaw Are la- Hceounteil For—Spaalnh I.onm In 1 nknon a. On Board the Associated Press Dis patch Boat Dauntless, off Guantanamo, Sunday, June 12, via Mole St. Nicholas, June 12.—Lieutenant Colonel R. W. Huntington's battalion of marines which landed from the tmnsport Panther on Friday and encamped on the hill guard ing tlie abandoned cable station at the entrance to the harbor of Guantanamo, has been engaged in heading off a rush attack by Spanish guerrillas and regulars since 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon. The fighting was almost continuous for 13 hours, until 0 o'clock this morning, when reinforcements were landed from the Mar blchead. Four of our men were killed and one wounded. The advance pickets under Lieutenants Neville and Shaw are unaccounted for. Among the killed is Assistant Surgeon John Blair Gibba, son of Mayor Gibbs of the regular army, who fell in the Custer massacre. His home was at Richmond, Ya., but he has been practicing in New York and entered the service since the war began. He was a very popular of ficer. The others killed are Sergeant Charles 11. Smith of Smallwood, Private William Dunphy of Gloucester, Mass., and Private James McColgan of Stone ham, Mass. Corporal Glass was ae iden tally wound ed in the hand. MpnnlHh i.omm Unknown. The S|Mini«h loss is unknown, but it was probably considerable. The splashes of blood found at daylight at the posi tions the Spanish forces occupied indi cate fatalities, but their comrades car ried otT the killed and wounded. The engagement began with desultory firing at the pickets, a hundred yards inland from the camp. t i.ptain Spieer's company was doing guard duty, and was driven in, finally rallying on the camp and repulsing the enemy by 5 o'clock. The bodies of Privates McColgan and Dunphy were found, ln>tli shot in the head. The large cavities made by the bullets, which, inside a range of 500 yards, have a rotary motion, indicate that the victims were killed at close range. The bodies were striped of slkm-s, hats and cartridge belts, and horribly mutilated with machetes. When the bodies were brought in the whole battalion formed three sides of a hollow square about the camp on the hill top. lielow in the bay were the warships at anchor. In the land front of the camp is a deep ravine, and beyond this are steep hills. The adjacent country is thick with bushes. Anierlpnnn Fine TnricrlM. The sky was l>lanket «><! with cloud a and when the mm set a gale wan blowing sea ward. Night, fell thiek and impenetra ble. The Spanish guerrillas concealed in the chaparal cover had the advantage, the men furnishing a Hue target against the sky. The Spaniards fought from cov er until midnight discoverable only by the Hashes of their guns. The repeat ers sounded like eraekers in a barrel. The Marblchead's launch with a Colt machine gun in her bow, pushed up the bay en filading the Spaniards ami it is thought that some were killed. The marines trail ed much blood to the water's edge and there lost it. Sharks arc numerous in the vicinity. The ships threw their searchlights ashore, the powerful eyes sweeping the deep tropic foliage and disclosing occa sionally skulking |Nirties of Spanish. It «ull represented a transformation scene at the harbor. Kach discovery of the enemy was greeted by the cracks of carbine fire along the edge of the camp ridge or by the long roll of the launch and the machine gun, searching thickets with a leaden stream. Hand to llmiil tttriiKKle. Shortly after midnight came the main attack. The Spaniards made a gallant charge up the southwest slope, but were met by repeated volleys from the main body and broke before they were one third of the way up the hill, but they came so elose that at points there was almost a hand-to-hand struggle. The of ficers fired their revolvers. The Span iards got through the o|>en formation to the edge of the camp. Colonel Jose (km pina, the Cuban guide, discharged his re volver and they, turning and finding themselves without support, ran belter skelter down the reverse side of the hill. It was during this assault that Assistant Surgeon (iibbs was shot in the head in front of his own tent, the farthest point of attack. Jle fell into the arms of Pri vate Sullivan and both dropped. A sec ond bullet threw dust in their face*. Surgeon (iibbs lived 10 minutes but did not regain consciousness. Continued All Mlffht. The surgeons of the hospital corps then removed their quarters to the trenches about the old Spanish stockade north of the camp. The attacks were continued ut intervals throughout the rest of the night with firing by small squad* in var ious directions. Towards morning the fire slackened. Dawn is the favorite time for attack, and as the cast paled, the marines, lying on their guns, were aroused. Some were ac tually atdeep, as they had had no rest for 4H hours and tired nature could not long er stand the strain. Hut no attack caine. Three new 2 pound field guns, which could not t>e used during the night for fear of bitting our own men, shelled several squads of Spaniards after day light. They dove into the bushes like prairie dogs into burrows as the shells broke over their heads in the gray dawn. Foand the Rerteaat'a Body. As the correspondent of the Associated Press talked with Major Cockrell, who was in charge of the outposts, word came of the finding of the body of Ser geant Smith, lie was reported as hav ing been killed at 5 o'clock on the pre vious day, but it appears that he had been seen alive at 10 o'clock in the even ing. When and how he was killed no one knows at this writing. Neither hail the man been mustered out, nor had the outposts of Neville and Shaw been re lieved. Lieutenant Colonel Huntington and Major Cockrell gave high praise to the nerve and steadiness of officers and men. especially the younger, as the engage ment was a baptism of fire for a large majority. The men were in darkness ami in a strange land, but they stood to their posts with courage and fortitude, and there was no symptom of panic. The marines, though much disgusted, were eager for more lighting, promising to in flict heavy punishment. Today the am plest precautions have been taken, and as the Dauntless was leaving, reinforce ments were landing from the Marble head. The Attacklaa Force. Estimates vary as to the attacking force—some say 200 anil others run as high as 1000. Colonel Campina, the Cu ban guide, said the Spanish were mostly that they were regulars, as most of the irregulars, but the reports of the dis charge of Mauser rifles would indicate that they were regulars, as most of the guerrillas carry Remington rifles. The Cuban guerrillas, as a rule, have more dash and courage than the regulars. The new campaign uniforms prove sat isfactory and are almost invisible at a distance of 200 yards. The I>»e guns caused several accidents on the drawing of cartridges. Corporal (•lass shattered his hand. Despite the loss of the men. who are keenly regretted, the men rejoice that they have been engaged in the first fight on Cuban soil. They sailed from New York* the day war was declared. Since then until they landed on the shore of (iiiantanamo bay they have been cooped up in the Panther, and they had begun to fear that the troops would beat them after all. John lllnlr filhhn. New York, June 12.—John Blair Gibbs. who is reported killed at Guantanamo, was 20 years old, single, and lived alone. His late home was in this city. He is said to have been a graduate of the Uni ! versify of Virginia. He lived ami prac ticed medicine here for about four years. BRUTAL CRIME IN BUTTE. 1.1 t tic Klhel t ■ 111 Murdered li>- Some Fiend. Hutte, Mont., June 11.—Ktlicl Gill, aged !> vpiU'h, disap|H»arcd from her homo on South Ohio street on Thursday even ing. Thin morning her dead body wsi found in nn outhouse several blocks from the residence of her pnrents. Tlie condition of the body showed plainly she had been outraged ami the marks alnmt her neck indicated that she ha<l been strangled to death. The poliee think they have the man who committed the eriine. lie was ar rested alnmt an hour after the girl's ab sence was noted. The police wanted him on suspicion of burglary. They found him in the lumber yard not 50 feet from the outhoiiHc. There were blood stains on his riot lies anil when questioned about them he could give no satisfactory an Hwer. When today's discovery was made the police thought of this circumstance. Si nee then witnesses have been found who will swear they saw the man and the child together on the evening of her di»appearanee and shortly before his ar rest. The man gave the name of ('has. Smith, but is also known to the police as Iliggins. May Xof llr Ihr Man. Butt#, Mont., June 12. —Thousands of people today visited the scene of the mur der of little Kthcl (■ ill and hundreds went to the county jail to see the man who is suspected of it. They were in hopes of lieing able to identify Charles Smith as the man who had been seen in various parts of the city making indecent ail vanccs toward young girls and children. None of them were able to do so, how ever, and some of the authorities are be ginning to waver a little in their faith that they have the right man. They arc landing every effort to find the guilty party, and most of tliein think Smith is the man. One feature of the cane is that when the little girl did not eoine home to sup- 1 per and the anxious mother weift to look for her, she was attracted by the crowd that had gathered around the officer who arrested Smith on a charge of burglary. This was not over 2."> feet from the out house in which the body of the child was found later, and where it was, no doubt, at the time. Not realizing that she had any interest in the arrest, the mother passed on and continued her search. The Gills have been following the race horses over the western circuit, both father and mother acting as cooks. TO KEEP OUT OF POLITICS. ft«M»lal Democracy Turin Down IJeb» Plan and Voten for Colonisation | Chicago. June 11.—ho social democracy , in convention in this city, decided by a j vote of i»2 to 30 in favor of the coloni/a --l tion Hcheme. for which purfw»hc it wan or I Ifunized, and against the plan of political i action proposed by Eugene V. Deb*, j Prior to taking the vote there was a ; warm debute from early last evening un til 2:30 thin morning. The result of the Iwlloting was announced amidst the ut most enthusiasm and wan so overwhelm ing that the advocate* of the political action program very gracefully acknowl edged themselves beaten. (ierMsa Cralaar for Mnnlln. Berlin, June 10.—Advices received here from Nagasaki, Japan, say that the tier man first class cruiser Kaiserin Augusta left that port for Manila. W[ OVER THE WORLE NEWS ITEMS FBOM ALL PASTS llualneaa Pointers—Personal Notea- Curlona Facta—Record of Crime* and Caanaltlea—Progreaa of Manu factorlea—Kellffloua Notea. The Oakland. Cal., Hoard of Trade ha the California senators to set'un Iho annexation of Hawaii. A wild man entirely nude has beer raptiired after an exciting chase in flu woods near Valley Cottage, N. Y. William A. Pinkerton, the famous de teotive, ha« boon called into government service to hunt down Spanish spies. Government crop reports show favora hie condition of growing wheat, oats an< | cotton. Corn is somewhat backward. Arthur Zimmerman, former champion bicyclist of the world, is (lying of Moxi can fever, at his home in Trenton. N. .1 For the eleven months ending May 31 the I'nited States treasury receipts show an increase over 1807 of over Thus far this season 2,000,000 quarts ol strawberries have been consumed in Cin cinnati. Another slide has occurred on the Val dez glacier, Alaska, burying a number ol pack animals. % A ward in the City of Philadelphia claims lo be the banner asparagus-grow ing section of the world. Congress has passed a bill providing for the establishment of post offices at mili tary posts ami camps. There is a run <m the Hank of Spain ill Madrid, the people demanding the ex change of notes into silver. Owing to the difficulty in shipping horses so far, it is likely that no cavalry will be sent to the Philippines. A giant torpedo boat is to be built by Russia, at St. Petersburg. It will l»e ol 1500 tons, or about four time« the dis placement of the largest torpedo-boat de st rovers. The towns of Romano and Lost Springs Kan., have each a population of about 200. Neither town contains an idle mar or boy, a tippler, a dog, an unoccupied house or a place where liquor is sold. French pa|w»rs are now discussing tlu probability of a French-American coin pact. The senate has passed a bill providing for the appointment of two matrons foi every volunteer regiment to mend and wash clothes. President McKinley is said to have in formation which points to the early cos sat ion of the war on account of Spain'*- deplorable condition. The Wisconsin Sti|»erior Court has de cided that a specification in a contract requiring the contractor to employ union labor is void. ltritiNh Colonial Secretary Chamberlain thinks an alliance between the I'nited States and Croat Britain is certain in the near future. A conflagration at Poshawur, India, in fho Punjab district, has destroyed 4(NM houses, doing damage to the amount ot *20 000.000. The flames raged for twenty four hours. Senor Polo de Itarmilic, late Spanish minister to the United States, has been appointed under secretary in the foreign office of the Spanish government. The United States court at Milwaukee Wis., has pronounced illegal an ordinance of that city to compcl street railways t<: sell twenty-live tickets for $1. The economic situation in Spain daily Incomes more critical. The distress amon«i the jioor is terrible, and the is heset with great financial difficulties. A bill has boon introduced in the house of representatives by Mr. Laoey of lowa to enable soldiers in the field to vote in congressional elections during the war with Spain Ice is seriously interfering with the establishment of communication between the revenue cutter ller.r and Lieut. Jarvis. who went to the relief of the imprisoned whalers off Alaska. 'Hie relations of Mrs. Serena Turell, who died recently in New York, will content her will, which provides for her washer woman, dressmaker and several hotel waiters, without mentioning relatives. "The irony of fate" is illustrated in the case of John ftoehel, of Sioux City, Is., who atmiHrtcd a fortune in the Klondike country, and recently died on the trail in Ahmka while returning home. Cannibals attacked the village of Mom bare, New Guinea, carried off all the women nnd murdered eighteen men, ten of uhotn they ate. Soldiers have a special mail service privilege that most of them are not aware of. When they mail a letter without pontage prepaid the letter will lie for warded with postage due at the usual nite, to l»e collected on delivery. William Patterson of Andrew county. Mo., sold by telephone $2000 worth of cattle and then went to Maryville and enlisted to light against Spain, lie has no relatives, and leaves his fortune of $0000 to a little orphan gill whom he has known since her birth. An organization of 000 mounted rifle*, to lie known as Palma Mounted rifles, American volunteers, is under way in New York to augment the ranks of Go mez and to aid the Cnited States in the invasion of Cuba. Five hundred picked men have already lieen enrolled. Cannery Loan f7ft.OOO. Astoria, Ore., June 13. —The loss caus ed by the burning of the Aberdeen Pack ing Company's cannery at Ilwaco, Wash., is estimated at $75,000. The insurance is about $40,(KM). The fire is believed to have Invii of incendiary origin. Kicked Out of Canada. Montreal, June o.—Word has been re ceived here from Ottawa that a messen ger has left there with notice of expul sion from Canada of Lieutenant Carran 7jx and Senor Dubosc, recently attached to the Spanish legation at Washington. A girl always thinks a man's heart is in the right place when she possesses it. NO. 20.