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VOL. I.
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DISCUSS NATIONAL AFFAIRS.
Newt From the Senate end Houtrn of
Representative* —Condensed From the
LftteM Pre mm l>l*patche»- Motion* and
Amendment*—Debate*.
At the opening of the house Monday
a general order was adopted providing
tor the consideration of the naval per
sonnel bill as soon as the bill for codi
fication of the laws of Alaska is dis
posed of the order, however, not to inter
iere with the consideration of appropri
ation bills or conference reports.
A bill was passed providing for remov
al of the remains of Major General John
K*wlins from the Congregational ceme
tery in this city to the cemetery at Ad
lington. ine regular order was then de
manded and the house proceeded to vote
upon the amendment to the legislative, ex
ecu the and judicial appropriation bill
which strikes out of that bill the appro
priation for the maintenance of the civil
service commission. This amendment was
adopted in committee of the whole by a
vote of 67 to 61. Mr. Moody, republi
can of Massachusetts, demanded the yeas
and nays, and amid an uproarious demand
from both friends and opponents the clerk
ealled the roll. The vote resulted in re
versal of the decision of the committee of
the whole. The appropriation for the sup
port of the commission was restored, the
motion to strike out the appropriation be
ing defeated, 95 to 119.
In the Senate.
In the senate Monday Senator Mitch
ell reported from the military affairs com
mittee a bill providing that all honorably
discharged soldiers and sailors of the war
of 1812 and of the Mexican war and of
the war with Spain, who may be disabled
in any way, shall be admitted into the
home of disabled volunteer soldiers,
passed.
The bill to authorized revival of suits
and actions commenced lawfully against
officers of the united States as such on
termination of their terms as officers, was
passed.
Senator Uallinger today offered an
amendment to the naval appropriation bill
appropriating #2,000,000 to pay the offi
cers and men of the navy and marine
corps the bounty or other allowances due
them under section 4635 of the revised
statutes for the capture or destruction of
ships or vessels of war during the war
with Spain.
LEGISLATURE OF WASHINGTON.
Eleeted IU Officer* for the Prevent
SeMloa.
Olympia, Wash., Jan. 10.—All members
of the house were present with the ex
ception of Representative Boise, who is
dangerously ill at his home in Seattle,
when Chief Justice .V- J. Gordon admin
istered the oath yesterday.
E. H. Uuie of King was unanimously
elected speaker. The other ollicers cho
sen were: Chief clerk, W. F. Dillon of
Cowlitz; assistant chief clerk, A. C. ttun
dle of King; scrgeant-at-arms, J. W.
Stamper of Cliehalis; assistunt scrgeant
at-arms, Heribert Shaw of Whatcom:
reading clerk, J. A. Wakefield of Kink;
journal clerk, Mrs* Bertha Venen of Se
attle; assistant journal clerk, W. B. Sey
mour of Kitsap; docket clerk, Sadie Sapp
of Olympia; enrolling clerk, Agnes Heath
of Seattle; doorkeeper, David Lincoln of
Olympia; day watchman, W. W. Swing
of Port Townsend; night watchman, A.
D. Peasley of Okanogan; assistant post
master, E. E. Mall of Stevens.
In the senate Augustus High of Clarke
county was elected president pro tern.
Associate Justice T. J. Anders adminis
tered the oath to the senate members.
Following are the employes: Dudley
Eshelman of Taoonia, secretary; De
Wolf of Pierce, assistant; Edward Wheel
er of King, sergeant-at-arnw, with Lee
Smith as assistant; M. J. McOuinnas of
Snohomish, minute clerk.
Thurston county captures the pages
with the exception of Roy Davidson nf
Seattle, the speaker's page.
Wreelc u the Wabash.
Belleville, Mich., Jan. 10.—A disas
trous freight wreck lias been caused on
the Wabash here by freight train No. 60
running into the rear end of an extra
freight that was lying on the main line
track near Harvey Johnson's bean store
house. The engineer and fireman saved
themeelve* by jumping.
An overturned stove tired the wreck
and five freight care, the caboose and the
bean storehouse were burned and the
wrecked engine badly damaged by the
fire. The loas on rolling stock is esti
mated at *30,000, with $3,000 loss on the
storehouse.
rsswsa ■ell-aisfrr D«*4.
New York, Jap. 11.—The death is an
nounced in Brooklyn of William Peak, the
famous bell ringer, aged 94 years. Previ
ous to the civil war the Peak family,
seven in number, touted the United
States, giving performances in bell ring
ing, a form of entertainment much in
vogue at that time. Mr. Peak conducted
the tour* of the family and was always
to be found in the center of the group.
The others were arranged on either side,
according to their height.
While washing a wagon wheel in Shirt
Tail gulch, twelve mile* south of Durkee,
am the 0. K. A N., thirty-eight mile* from
Baker City, Or., the two Betel iff brothers
noticed oolon of gold in the dirt They
immediately started to wash out tha
neighboring ground, and in three day*
took out 92«4 with a rocker.
Oliver 8. Biddington has been appoint
ed ex unsel to the United States embassy
in Pari*.
They who cheer have a share in ths vio
tory a/ thoa* who ftght
Wide sympathies broaden tha soul
A tot m s Cfliuttii 2s rtus.
TRADE MOTES.
The Gray's Harbor fish output for the
year was valued at $88,041.
Whatcom county farmers will meet in
convention at Sumas, Wash., Jan. 14th.
Sixty thousand head of sheep were
shipped from Kittitas, Wash., during die
past year.
Kauspisch Bros., of Chehalis, are mak
ing arrangements to build a creamery at
Toledo, Wash.
The sheet metal works located at Fair
haven, Wash., will resume operations in
about thirty days.
Whitman county won a premium for
the best exhibition of grasses at the re
cent Oregon exposition in Portland.
The Puyailup Fruit Growers' Associa
tion shipped during the past season to
Idaho, Montana and the l>akotas fruit
valued at over $7,000.
Wheat men of Weston, Oregon, have
formed a pool with 40,000 bushels as the
stake. They have refused an offer of 51 i
cents a bushel.
Now that there is only one steamer
plying between San Francisco and Gray's
llarbor, freight rates on merchandise
have nearly doubled.
J. Hinsou, manager of the Puyailup
Fruit Growers' Association, is authority
for the statement that the fruit business
of that city will exceed $30,000 in 1898.
The sixth annual convention of the
Northwest Fruit Growers' Association
will be held at Spokane Jan. 24th to 28th
inclusive. A poultry and pet stock show
will be held during the session.
A box of seedling strawberries was
picked in an open field near Milton,
Wash., on Christmas day. It contained
blooms, green berries in all stages, and
plump ripe ones of a goodly size.
The growth of the fruit industry of
Yakima county, Wash., is well illustrated
by the fact that the sales of one lumber
company of fruit boxes for the year ISDB
aggregate $12,000, against $6,500 for the
previous year.
The total imports and exports of the
sub-port of New Whatcom the past 11
months were: Imports, $18,686; export,
$257,189. Blaine—lmports, $7,126: ex
ports, $212,971. Sumas—lmport*, $18,-
782; exports, $718,423.
A meeting of the stockholders of the
Alliance warehouse at Ritzville, Wash.,
was held recently when a dividend of
$1,000 was declared for the year 1897,
which amounted to $3.50 per share and
one-half cent a bushel for wheat hauled
to the warehouse. Directors elected
were: J. A. Willis, J. A. Thlel and J. N.
Olson.
A party of prominent state official*
and citizens of Oregon have visited the
Kalama fish hatcheries to investigate the
conduct of the institution and gather in
formation which may lead to the estab
lishment of several hatcheries in Oregon.
From Dallas, Or., has been shipped this
season 14 car loads of prunes, or 220
tons, and 37 car loads, or 2,622 bales, of
hops. As a result, a large amount of
outside money has been brought in and
distributed among several thousand peo
ple. *
It is claimed by the statistician of the
state of Washington that between $40,-
000,000 and $45,000,000 worth of com
modities and products have been market
ed during the year just closed in the
state. From the standpoint of popula
tion, —assuming that Washington has a
population of 450,000, —this showing is
very encouraging. Any state in the
Union might well be proud of such a
record.
The improvement in the wheat market,
lately has had a tendency to bring the
farmers who are holding wheat to Ken
drick. Rome, who are able to hold on to
their wheat, say that as long as feed is
selling for one cent per pound they in
tend to hold their wheat for 00 ccnt* or
hold it for feed, llogs are selling in the
Kendrick market at six cen's per pound
dressed, and this price has had a tendency
to direct the fanners' attention in this di
rection, while the price of wheat remains
low.
Remarkable Loss of Mesisrj,
Writing of diseases of the memory, a
Russian doctor gives an interesting ac
count of some of the eccentricities of hi*
patients. In the case of a literary man,
some time previous to his seeking advice
he has been troubled with an absolute
failure of memory. He could remember
exactly everything he had done more
than a year ago, but occurrences of later
date he had entirely forgotten. When at
tacked by the disease he was engaged in
writing a novel which he had half finish
ed. He remembered the first half, but
could not tell how he had intended to
finish it. Ife wfs at last unable to re
memb- • whether he had dined. In an
other esse the p«tient tells of his travels,
but repe. « the tales a dozen tlmia an
hour, with 'he same phrase*. He would
play a gamt of cards carefully and well;
five minutes afterward iia would mention
that he bad not played for weeks. He
would aay ' Good morn «g" when the
doctor made i-ia first visit of the day,
but he did not remember the visit three
minutes later, if he doctor again looked
in.
OtmWa NrtollnUoa.
Berlin, Jan. B—The correspondent of
the Associated Press is semi officially ad
vised that the government first hopes to
reach a commercial proviaorium with the
United State* before a regular reciprocity
treaty is concluded. Negotiation* to this
end are proceeding with great moderation
on both aides.
Mrs. Dawson—Here is your heavy uls
ter, your ear muffs and your fur cap. It
is going to be bitter cold today.
Mr. Dawson (in surprise;— Why, the
thermometer only register* S5. What
makes you think it is going to be bitter
eoldt
Mrs. Daw*on— Because there isn't tha
least particle of heat coming out of the
registers.—Puck.
A (mile can open a way more quickly
than a sword.
RITZVILLE, WASHINGTON, JANUARY 11, 1899.
SIIDHIIONIB VERY CRITICAL
AGUINALDO ACTING UGLY.
Onr Filipino Agent at Hone Kong Be
lieve* Blood Will Be Shed—Cannot Be
Avoided—Troops Have Not Yet Landed
In Iloilo.
London, Jan. P.—The Filipino commit
tees in I\ms, Madrid and London tele
graphed to President McKinley.
The Paris dispatch reads: "'We protest
against the disembarkation of American
troops at lloilo."
The London telegram said: "Treaty of
peace unratified. America claim of sover
eignty premature. Pray reconsidtr reso
lution regarding Iloilo. Filipinos wish for
friendship of America and abhoi- militar
ism and deceit."
The representative of the Associated
Press at Paris learns that the Filipino
junta at Paris has received a telegram
ironi the Filipino agent at Hong Kong,
saying: "Fight with Americans un
avoidable. W© are not aggressors."
A telegram from an English house in
Manila says the situation is very strained
and there is much anxiety there. The
dispatch also contains news from lloilo,
the substance of which was that the
American troops had not yet landed.
Labor Notes.
Dispatches continue to announce a
big miners' strike next month.
The metal polishers' strike at Kenosha,
Wis., in the Sieg Bicycle Co., has proven
successful.
On January 15 the New York C. L. U.
and the Central Labor Federation, a
socialist body, will amalgamate.
A great paving brick trust is being
organized and prices will be advanced.
Most of the big concerns are in it
A $20,000,000 combine has gobbled up
all the electric and gas lighting plants
of Pittsburg, Allegheny and Philadelphia
and holds an absolute monopoly.
A permanent committee has been
formed in France to harmonize and
unite all the socialist parties. The old
politicians are nervous about it.
It is reported from New York that the
personal capital of John D. Rockefeller
now amounts to one-third of a billion
dollars, which is a sum greater than ever
possessed by any individual in the world.
It is estimated that, at the present rata
of increase, Rockefeller will be a billion
aire in about ten years if he lives.
A million-dollar syndicate will soon
place horseless trucks and drayß upon
the streets of New York. It is claimed
that the horseless vehicle can haul eight
tons whereas only six tons can be hauled
by a three-horse wagon. The plan is to
buy up the business of the hauling com
panies, or if they won't sell fight for the
control of the business.
Attorney-General Monnett's attack on
the Standard Oil trust in Ohio will cut
little figure even if he should win, as the
octopus has a capitalization of $10,000,000
in New Jersey, and under numerous de
cisions of the courts the Standard's pro
ducts cannot be interfered with in com
mercial transactions between the states.
Thus the Ohio mountain in laboring and
at best will bring forth a mouse, while
the cry, "don't drive capital from the
stAtel" is ascending to the heavens. |
Now it turns out that the "fight" be-,
tween the Sugar trust and the two or'
three independent refiners was a sham
battle, and had no other effect than to
frighten little stockholders out of about
$12,000,000 in securities, which were
grabbed by the big fellows on the inside,
who are now making an advancing cam
paign with a total profit of $22,000,000
in sight. The result will be consolida
tion in a short time and the little stock
holders who have been thrown overboard
can gnash their teeth in rage.
In the first three weeks of December
four trusts with an aggregate capital of
$185,000,000 were incorporated under the
laws of New Jersey. The total amount
of capitAl trustified under the laws of
that state during the year, and up to
December 21, was $533,100,000, and the
total incorporations now foot up the
immense aggregate of $1,115,950,000 in
the state of New Jersey. How small
capitalists expect to compete with such
enormous millions of socialized capital
confronting them is one of the strange
manifestations of an age in which greed
or want drives men mad.
Manila'* H««M Reptiles.
One feature of the houses In Mao lit
which ia rather hard to get accustomed
to in the pretence of the great number
of lizarda which crawl around the ceil
ings of the rooms at night. They are
barml<-*>, but the thought that they
may occasionally lose their grip and
drop dowu in one's face is not calcu
lated to uiuke them welcome member*
of the household. There are many
scorpions about, but they keep exclu
sively in the dark corner* of the house
and yard and otherwise behave them
selves well. It in bald that nearly all
the older houses are populated with
house snakes, which wage a relentless
war upon the rats; but so far I have
not found any beneath my pillow or
seen any wandering about.
I.ibrary Assistant (to visitor who is
wandering about In a puzzled manner) —
Can I help your Are you looking for
anything special!
Visitor (absently)—No, thank you; I
was only looking for my wife.—Library
Journal.
"He's a very wise young man," laid
Maud.
"I don't know whether he la or not,"
answered fcfemi*. "Be lectured for 10
minute " ftis'letoe and yet he doesnt
seem to Knize it when he sees it."—
Waahingtc j&tar.
The riverain northers Russia wen (ro
an this year before the and o< October.
I i
WASHINGTON.
The Salvation Army at Spokane fed 50#
homeless people Christina*.
Water is selling at cents a barrel and
five cents a bucket in Republic.
The Courier-Press of Dayton, Wash.,
has discontinued its daily issue.
Adams county farmers believe the fa'l
sown wheat has been sufficiently protect
ed by the snow.
Thirty-eight persons have met violent
deaths in Spokane during the past yeur,
three of which were murders.
Spokane's city directory, shortly to be
issued, gives that city a population of
43,000, a gain of 3,000 over last year's
figures.
| Oyster men claim that if the present
siege of cold weather continues cultivate*l
oyßter beds on Pugst sound and Willapa
harbor, valued at nearly $1,000,000, will
be ruined.
Professor Spillman says that the dairy
school in connection with the Washing
ton Agricultural College and School of
Science begins on Monday, March 13, and
continues 10 weeks.
In the superior court today Judge Car
roll handed down a decision which, if sus
tained by the supreme court, will invali
date nearly $1,000,000 of warrants of the
city of Tacoma now outstanding.
Plans are on foot for opening the Spo
kane race track this year under new man
agement, and to conduct racing in this
city on a higher plane than has hereto
fore been in vogue.
The Robinson slide in the Methow, on
the new state road, has become impass
able. The road is sadly in need of an
other appropriation, which the coming
legislature will be petitioned to make.
The length of the bridge of the Kettle
river, which is now being constructed near
Cascade, will be 1,600 feet, and at tluv
highest point over the swift flowing river
will be 150 feet. There will be two spans
of 150 feet each.
Ex-United Btates Marshal Drake of the
state of Washington is to be sued by the
United States government for an alleged
deficiency in his accounts, claimed by the
comptroller of the treasury to aggregate
between $1500 and $2000.
It is learned that the steamer Kllens
burg, owned by the Wenatehee and Okan
ogan Transportation Company, has been
condemned by the inspectors, and that
the company is having a new boat built
in Seattle. Work on the new boat was
begun two weeks ago.
The following patents have been Issued
to Washington inventors by the patent
officei E. Courtwright, Tacoma, bicycle
driving gear; J. R. Orinsfelder, Spokane,
label holder; J. W. Price, Belfast, car
coupling; L. H. Bowman, patent window
for railroad cars, Walla Walla.
The first biennial report of the state
l»oard of audit and control has been re
ceived by Commissioner of Public Insti
tutions Lister from the stats printer. The
report is voluminous, covering about 170
pages, and treats matters in connection
with the institutions under the control
of the board in a systematic and compre
hensive manner.
The superintendents of the various for
estry reserves in the northwest held a
meeting recently in Tacoma and decided
to allot the pasturage in the Pacific for
estry reserve to the sheep ranchers of the
state. The reserve will be apportioned off
into districts, sheepmen being charged $5
for every thousand sheep pastured. Not
more than 2,500 sheep will be allowed in
one district and the boundaries of these
last will be marked by rivers or some
of the natural features of the reserve.
Over 300,000 sheep will be pastured in the
reserve in the aggregate the coming sum
mer.
I» the Hwmf.
Washington, Jan. 7.—At the owning of
the house yesterday Mr. Marsh, republic
an, of Illinois, asked unanimous consent
for the consideration of a bill to grant the
officers and men of the volunteer army,
upon their muster out, two months' extra
pay if they have served beyond the limits
of the United Btates and one month's extra
pay if they have served only within the
limits of the United States, this to be in
lieu of furloughs or leave of absern*. The
bill was passed.
The house then went into committee of
the whole, Mr. Payne of New York in the
chair, and took up the consideration of the
legislative, executive and judicial appro
priation bill.
Dtmais BvHenee.
Topeka, Kan., Jan. 7.—Governor Leedy
sent a message to the house yesterday in
reference to the accusation made by Rep
resentative Brow n of Cowley that L*edy
was influenced by the use of money. It
reads as follows:
"To the House of Representatives: lam
reliably informed that a member of the
house stated on the floor that he had let
ters In his possession lrom the executive
department to parties demanding money
In consideration for official action. I think
you owe it to the state to have the evi
dence produced.
"JOHN W. LEEDY."
■ml la Hshu Mes.
Washington, Jan. B.—tieaeral John
Eaton haa sailed for Puerto Rico to under
take the supervision at education in the
island. He was for 16 years United States
commissioner of education. He waa con
sulted In shaping the educational system
of Japan, Egypt. Bulgaria, Brazil, Chili
and other South American countries
Paper Mills HsraM.
Lima, 0., Jan. 7.—Hie Lima paper mills
sere almost totally destroyed by Are yes
terday. Losa 112 A.OOO.
When a young lady ha* the stomach
ache, ahe puts her hand pathetically to
her forehead and says: "O, my poor
head."—Somerville Journal.
Detroit 1* planning a demonstration for
1001 to celebrate the bi-eentennia] of tt*
founding by Cadillac.
In Great Britain IS people In every 1000
keep a carriage; In 1330 the proportion
waa only &. VS
A full today enlarg' tomorrow.
Profitable pleasure* W pariah. j
lagmldo it our friend
TURNS ON FORMER FRIENDS.
Vu Hl* Man!fe*to He Say* ll« Never
Agreed to Recognise the Government
of the United State*-M u*t Recognise
lllui Will Force Their Freedom.
Manila, Jan. 8. —Within a short time
of the proclamation issued by Otis in be
half of McKinley agents of Aguinaldo
billed Manila with a manifesto which at
tracted considerable attention. The revo
lutionary president protested against Gen
eral Otis signing himself as military gov
ernor of the Philippine islands.
Aguinaldo iu his manifesto declared ho
had never agreed at Singapore, Hong
Kong or elsewhere to rccogui/.e the sov
ereignty of the Americans here and iusists
that he returned to the Philippines on an
Americau ship solely to conquer the Span
iards and wiu independence. He asserts
that both his proclamations of May l\
and June 12 stated thin fact officially aud
he claims Major General Merritt con
tinued this by a proclamation several days
before the Spaniards capitulated, statiiig
clearly and definitely that the Americau
forces came to overthrow the Spanish gov
ernment and liberate the Filipiuo*.
In conclusion, Aguinaldo declared that
he had natives and foreigners as witnesses
that the American forces recognized not
only by acts that the Filipinos were bel
ligerents, but by publicly saluting the Fil
ipino Hag, "as it triumphantly sailed to
the skie* before the eyes of all nations.*'
CUBAN CHIEFS CONFER.
Providing Money la Given to Soldiers
They Will IHahaad.
Havana, Jan. B.—Twenty-five Cuban
general** ami citizen# met at MArianao to
consider the position of the Cuban anny.
Among those who attended were Generals
Vidae, Lacrete and Pedro Gil, but General
May*i Rodriguez, commander of the Ma
tan/as province, and General Menocal,
comnLUider of Havana procince, were not
present.
A document was drawn up for dispatch
to General Rodriguez, asking him to call
a general meeting of other* to take action,
first upon the need of a sum of money
to-enable the officers and privates of the
army to make a new start in life; and
aecvndly, with regard to the lack of ie*p»-'t
shown to the Cuban oilk-cm by the people
of Cuba and the Americana.
The latter matter haa iipecial reference
to the refusal of the municipal police to
salute General Sanguilly and other ollWo.
The meeting resulted in a three hour
talk, critical but not unfriendly to the
Americans, and uo deposition wan shown
to assume an attitude of protest or oppo
aition. On the contrary a willingness to
dislsind whs expressed provided money
was forthcoming to give the men compos
ing the Cubau army a new atart. A* one
of those present put the case, "A* the
Uuited States collects the island's reve
nues, we must look to the United States."
MISSOUBI PACIFIC HOLDUP.
Two Ilo> a Are lite Kobbern—'The>
llsve Coaffwied.
Topeka, Kan., Jan. B.—A sensational
story ia told here to the I'lTect that two
Topeka boys, Seth Roaebflook and Chad
Btowell, Ktrculy 18 yearn old, who were
arrested during the fall festival in Bep
tern Iter for holding up a fanner and who
were sent to the Hutchinson reformatory,
are responsible for the Miaaouri Paciflc
hold up and express robbery at Leeds, Mo.,
September 20 last Thin ia the robbery
for which Jesse James, Jr., ia now under
indictment and arrest in Kansas City.
Under Sheriff Williams, who has been
working on the case for some time, claims
that young hHowell has made a written
confession ami lias divulged where the
booty, some 911,000, is hidden in the |
woods about 75 miles east of Kansas City. |
Mr. Williams, Sheriff Cook and Chief of j
Police Strauss have gone to the place to
And the money. They have no doubt
Whatever of the success of the quest for
Storwell has been tested and it haa been
found that he has told the truth so far
as the details connected with the robbery
are concerned.
Banquet to Navsl lleroea.
Lima, Peru, via Galveston, Jan. B.—
The United States minister here, Irving
B. Dudley, gave a banquet to the com
manders of the United States battleships
Oregon and lowa, now at Callao. Among
those present were the Peruvian minister
of foreign affairs, Senor Porras; the Brit
ish minister here, W. N. Beaclark, and
other notable people. was an ex
cursion to Chosica and a breakfast there
in nonor of the American officers.
Minister Dudley and Rev. Dr. Woods
made addresses which were enthusiasti
cally cheered.
British Columbia Asks Vsr.
Ohuipia, Jan. B.—Oovemor Roger* b in
receipt of a communication from the Brit
ish government, through Secretary of State
Hay, making a demand for (2700 claimed
to be due the government of British Co
lumbia for expenses in apprehending crim
inals for the slate of Washington. Gov
ernor Rogers will lay the matter before
the legislature in a special mewuge.
Alaska's Uoveraor at Waaklsds.
Washington, Jan. 11.—Governor Bradv
of Alaska hai arrived here to urge terri
torial matters. He is anxious lor the
enactment of Senator Carter's bill, which
has passed the senate and ia no" s q com
mittee in the house, making three judi
cial district* in Alaska.
Bobl*e4 tfcs Safe.
Aohburnham, Maw., Jan. 11.—During
the night robbers blew open the aafe of
the First National bank, securing between
$1,800 and <2.000, and escaped. The
building was badly damaged by the haavy '
charge of dynamite
TO FIGHT THE
Aaninaldo Place* Himself at Head off
the Force* Which Occupy 110110.
Paris, Jan. 7. —An official telegram re
ceived by the Philippine junta here, dated
Manila, January 4, says Aguinaldo h-M
gone to lloilo at the request of the in
surgents there to place himxelf at their
head with a view of fighting the Aiueii
cans.
The Filipino who furnishes this informa
tion also categorically aud specifically as
serts that the latest telegraphic advices
declare if the American* insist upon oc
cupation of the principal cities by Amer
icon troop* the whole Filipino population
will rertixt by force of arms.
MONTAHA.
During the past year 48 new post offices
were established in Montana, and 15 dis
continued.
K. D. Parker announce* that a tele
phone line will shortly be built connect
ing Chinook with Cleveland. The cost of
the plant will be defrayed by private sub
scription.
The last link in the long distance 'phone
from Montana to the coast was completed
recently, and communication was opened
up between Missoula, Helena and other
points and Portland, Ore.
The wool growing firm of Busch Bros.,
at Liviugston, has been dissolved, E. C.
Husch purchasing all the interests of hia
brother, \V. M. The price paid for the
lattcr's interest in the land was $2,800.
A large real estate deal was transacted
in Livingston recently by which Captain
D. J. Kennedy, an English capitalist and
owner of the Albemarle hotel, sold his in
terest in the same to Thompson Brothers,
general merchants of Livingston.
Welling Napton, of Deer Lodge, has
been appointed by Governor Smith of
Montana as the judge of the third judicial
district, which includes Deer Lodge and
Granite counties, to succeed Judge Theo.
Prantly, who for six years has had the,
office.
Shipments from the Benton stock yards |
this year have been larger than during
any previous season. The total cattle
shipments were 324 cars, representing
about 8,000 head of beevee; while mutton
shipments consisted of 441 cars, or about
00,000 head.
Mrs. D. \V. Fisk, wife of the business
manager of the Helena Herald, died there
on December 27th. The deceased was a
daughter of the late Major R. C. Walker,
paymaster of the Uuited States ariny, re
tired, and a niece of the late J. G. Blaine.
She was a lady of many noble qualities
of head and heart and filled with sunshine
the social world in which she moved.
The comptroller of the currency has
given out an abstract of his report of the
condition ou Dec. 1 of the national bank*
in Montana. It shows that since the latl
report, Sept. 20, the total resources have
increased from $10,133,731 to $17,208,028;
loans aud discounts have increased from
$7,224,534 to $7,573,113, and the reservf
has increased from $4,474,695 to $4,789,
098, of which gold holdings increased from
$10,973,187 to $10,107,857 and the aver
age reserve held decreased from 41.69 to
40.02 per cent.
Pat Holland and Con Peoples, two well
known Butte miners, are back from the
Klondike with their pockets lined with
Dawson City money. Mr. Holland went
to the Klondike in 1897, saw what he re
garded as an opportunity to make money
and returned to take advantage of it. He
took Mr. Peoples hack with him and they
sailed from Seattle with 700 head of cat
tle, which they succeeded in getting to
Lake Bennett in good condition. There
the cattle were slaughtered and taken by
scow down the lake and river to Dawson,
where the beef was sold at extravagant
prices, netting a big profit.
For Free Trade.
Washington, Jan. B.—A petition ha*
own received by the senate from the
American Association at Puerto Rioo a*k
ing for the establishment of free trade be
tween that island and the United State*,
and also for the retirement of the Puerto
Rican currency and substitution of United
States money. The petitioner* rcpreaetit
that the present tariff system dtecrimi
nates Against the interest* of American cit
izens.
Fearful Kiploalo*.
f/mdon, .Jan. 7.—A big boiler being
| km ted in Hewitt's shipbuilding yard* at
Barking burnt yeeterday and the super
intendent, engineer and eight men Mere
killed. About 40 persons were injured,
some fatally. The whole shipbuilding
works was wrecked. A lady ua» found
dead 300 yards from the scene of the dis
aster.
Price* o« Tl« to Advaoee.
PitUburg, Jan. 8. —The tin plate com
bine ha* announced an advance of
cents ou cach standard 100 pound box,
and the jobbers put up price* .'lO cents,
thus jumpiug from $3.10 to $3.40 within
24 hours. It is believed quotation* will
advance until $4 is reached.
flew Cabinet for lp«l>.
Madrid, Jan. 7.—Ofocrn) I'olavieja,
former governor general o( Cuba »n«i ol
the Philippine inland*, and Senor Silvela,
the conservative leader, have agreed u|K>n
the formation of a new cabinet and have
been numnioned by the quern regent
The early advent of the con«ervative<i to
power u regarded aa ccrtain.
lfare l«la>4 Faroe Hrdwcrd.
Vallejo, Oal., Jan. B.—Nine men have
been discharged from the «tearo engineer
ing department at Mare inland. Reduc
tiom in the forcea employed in other de
partmenla will be made during the week
It ia atated that about 400 hand* will be
discharged altogether.
Pelltloa la laaknifler.
New York, Jan. 7.—A petition in In
voluntary bankruptcy haa bees tiled
agalnat M. A. Spencer k 00., dry gooda
inerchanta, wboae liabilitiaa art aaid to *x-
OMd 1100,000
DOIS THROUGH THE WEEK
NEWS OF THE WORLD IN BRIET
An luti>re«tlii| Collection of Ileum from
tin* Two H«<iuUpli«rfii rrm«<ii(rd lu u
Contleuied Form—Culled froui (h« Tel
rlfra|ili lt«*port*.
A mate in A Bonn, dealers in dry good*
in New York, have assigned; liabilities
| about |80,000.
The coinage of the San Francisco mint
j for Deceml>er is the largest in its history,
amounting to $10,002,000.
Paul FretinakolT, a famous art collect
or. who presented au art gallery to Mos
cow, is dead in that city.
The directors of the American Steel and
\\ ire Company have declared a dividend
of 1-f per cent, on the preferred stock.
Karl Kierdelgerger, of Jersey City, shot
his wife and stepdaughter and killed him
I self. The women will probably recover.
I Mrs. Lucetia Kent, a widow living
alone in Springfield, Ills., was found dead
in her house with her broken hand pin
ioned firmly under a heavy folding bed.
A six-story building at State street ami
Bocrum Place, Brooklyn, occupied by J.
Curley & Co., as a carriage factory, bum
ed recently. The loss is $300,000.
"Kid" Goulette, of Rochester, N. V.,
and Martin MeCue, of New York, fought
a twenty-round draw at Rochester, before
the Rienza Athletic Club.
Lima, 0., has its natural gas supply
cut otr by the blowing up of the power
house. The coal supply is short, a bliz
zard is raging and much suffering results.
At Jacksonboro, near Middleton, 0.,
John Gilford and Phillip Kuch quarreled
over the division of a crop of tobac**o.
Gilford shot and killed Kucli and after
ward committed suicide.
In the Toronto mayoralty contest, A.
Macl)onald was beaten by Mayor John
Shaw by 908 votes. One of the argu
ments used against Mac Donald was that
he had once advocated the annexation of
Canada to the United States.
The attorney general of Ohio has filed
in the state supreme court a petition to
oust the National Biscuit Company from
doing business as a trust in that state.
The suit is in line with the attorney gen
eral's policy of fighting trusts in Ohio.
The 100 th anniversary of the establish
ment of the Transylvania university, in
Kentucky, was celebrated recently.
Scores of men prominent in public life,
including JelTerson Davis and Justice
Harlan, of the United States supreme
court, arc numbered among its alumni.
The state of California, by Attorney
General Fitzgerald, has begun an act-iou
against the Giant Powder Company, in
which it asks that the franchise be for
feited on the ground that prices of explo
sives have been exceedingly increased
and free competition prevented.
IDAHO.
All kinds of business is picking up at
Osburn. There is not an idle man in the
town.
Rumor has it that a large hotel will be
built near the depot at Newport early
next spring, or before that time.
A public road is in course of being laid
out from the Conquest mini? to the steam
bout landing on the Pend d'Oreille, which
will Ik? a public improvement very much
needed.
The recent weather wan the coldest ex
pcrienced here this winter, the tempera
ture falling to 15 degrees below zero.
The fall of snow here and below is very
light.
The new electric light "fld power plant
of the I/ewiston KlectiW Company was
put in operation last week for the first
time, and the merchants of the town are
rejoicing.
The Moscow post office has changed
management, R. H. Barton, the newly ap
pointed postmaster, succeeding 11. C.
Shaver, who was appointed by President
Cleveland and who has served the past
four years.
Phil McCrory, charged with stealing a
horse from M. H. Sebern, and who was
brought from Wisconsin by Hheriff Oliver
several weeks since, has had his prelimin
ary examination before Justice Biggins at
Itoise, and held under a bond of $600 to
appear before the district court for trial.
A school boy 17 years of age, Robert
Russell, was out hunting rocently when
he was shot through the head with his
own gun and instantly killed. He was
running with his gun to his shoulder al
most in the act of firing, when he fell
forward, throwing the gun out before him
with the muzzle pointed toward him.
When the breech struck the ground the
gun was discharged.
The post office at Lane, 12 miles north
of Harrison, on the Wallace branch of the
O. R. k N., was broken into and robbed
of about $25 recently. The robber is sup
posed to have been George Lee, a wood
chopper, who was apprehended immedi
ately and is now confined at Medimont.
He will be sent to Moscow for trial in
the federal court He practically admit*
his guilt.
JcfT Davis, a well known Indian, waa
found dead last week in a field four or
Ave miles from Lapwai. Davis had been
on a Hpree for several days, and disap
peared. Searching parties were sent out
hunting for him, and Anally his blanket,
saddle and horse were found, fatter the
body was found lying in the field, frozen
stiff and stark. Death had resulted from
alcoholism and exposure combined.
A report was put in circulation recently
that the city council at Kendrick at its
regular meeting would repeal the gam
bling ordinance. Those opposed to gam
bling went to work at once on a big pe
tition, which was presented to the council
ami accomplished the defeat of the pro
posed repeal. The ladies evinced a lively
interest in the matter, and also circulated
a petition, which received a large number
of signers. This is the second teat of
public opinion in the matter of repealing
the gambling ordinance.
NO. 50.

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