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VOL. VIII. NO. 45.
gTS OF THE MI
epitome of the Telegraphic
EP News of the World.
TEKSK TICKS FROM THE WIRES
„,nt^t.»« Collection of Items From
A" VeV".. Hemisphere., Presented
In a Condensed Form.
Tun men were killed by the explo
-1 of i^aral gas at Cannonsville, lnd.
' One man was killed nd several
Sanded at a school entertain-
Chiton, W.Va
Henr y J. Nelligan. cook, George, W.
miv, both of company G, First
E, stationed at Huntsville, Ala..
Vie killed in a camp quarrel.
A .moot!, gang of counterfeiters is at
•ork'inthe Mississippi valley. The
Jlterfeit is of the standard silver
Sirs All of which have so far been
ereJ bear the date of 1890. It 18
£3 "worthing like 200000 of
them have gained circulation.
Senator Davis, ot the Paris peace
commission, in an interview with, a
Lotion Daily Mail correspondent, de
clared in favor of a triple alliance be-
Men the United States, England and
japan, for the protection of all their
interests north of the equator.
Charles Tracy, aged 16. shot and
instantly killed Tim Connors, custodian
of Greenlawn cemetery, Indianapolis,
Iml Tracy with a number, of other
boy's was near the cemetery throwing
snowballs at pedestrians. Refusing
to desist he was killed by Connors.
The thirteenth annual convention of
the American Federation of Labor met
at Kansas City, Mo. About 150 dele
gates from all parts of the country were
■mat; also William Thorne and Wil
liam Inskip, of London, representing
the British hades-union congress.
The British Columbian government
has made a crown reserve of all town
sites and land outside of the mining
fields in the Lake Atlin district. This
was recently announced privately by
Mr. G. Settlin, premier of British Co
lumbia, to Gold Commissioner W. J.
Hunt, who has just arrived in Seattle
iron) Atlin.
itossland'a famous Le Roi mine is at
last be/ore London investors. The
Lou Jon Globe Corporation and the
British America Corporation have in
vited subscriptions to 200,000 shares
if £5 eacta in the Leßoi Company, ltd.
The purchase price is £950,000. paya
ble in cash in fully paid shares, leaving
£50,000 for the working capital.
The United States government is not
aware that any arrangement has been
made for the transfer of the title of the
Samoan islands to Germany, and being
one of the parties to the tripartite
agreement under which Samoa is now
governed, it is not conceivable that
any change in the status of the islands
can be made without the knowledge of
this government.
President McKinley will make a
tour of Porto Rico and Cuba.
Only two men were killed in the
Wardner (Idaho) mine disaster.
Ten deaths as a result of suicide,
and accident is the record of one Sun-
WJ in Greater New York.
Germany is now said to be seeking
an ally ami wants the friendship oi
Jjncle Sam. German Ambassador yon
Wleben has been commissioned to
eett.e whatever differences exist.
An area of 20 blocks in the 28th
*ardin Brooklyn was inundated by
TO waters, which washed out the
tunoations of houses, tore down trolley
■nd telegraph poles, imprisoned people
111 their homes. .
Cliailes W. Miller, of Chicago, last
[S i SIX y champion, won the great
2 e race at Madison-Square Garden
1 '", ™. M >'t:' ar ' beatiu S the world's
*ord (his own) by 24 miles. He ma
in the Ho' 8 ' a" reßted but 24 hours
Jnprecdented secrecy obtains as to
rations of the construction of
J^rock, the challenger for the
2 !? Up- Not merely are the
tent, 11 f l' recantlona taken to pre-
C i n1? 8e °f the detailßof her con
>>«n.but even th « place where.she
""tog built is kept becret.
oJIv 6 !ff eign exhibit°rs have been seri-
PatfT -vthe decision of the
•fivT' Cr rt in rejecting the suit
1 br? i<ierer against a French
Wee" f t ! iior pied lisa deßign>
«'«ns Z\Lh -mon i 8 that de
kibiuof ,on« rnßln the forei«n' ex*
P»ni.v°VT m? becoiedwith^
lentlie L? lKh manufacturers, un
sSi 8 posseßßß a manu
«Su^unk hiPlaSSaChtlSettßtruck
aiond reef l , 1-°bStniCtion near Dia-
? ot'« bland N CY tle] Vi, lliaui- Go™
roiD the r,»U ' v llle on her way
■WoSV" ya !" d t0 the naval an
greater th.T g was considerably
*nd it i 8 ben W? t at firßt ■ "opposed.1
10 8° to*. Pl thVf ßel iD condition
nrt / 0 Bea, even if B he is not vitally
• ew . 1 *l'" orN '* "8 >»•»>«.'■ ■■:- !
Of Bo S ton °f bthe ' ate Edward Austin.
m*Zi bequeath 8 11,100,000^
The czar v, - '£■ -."'■;•
Ncri «g a tri r. e ntly ißsued an •die*
'^JaWa,* 1/; 1 by Win Siberia
1 *pk * ■ '■ ■'■'":"' ■'■■"' 4.-- -'
Vernment has decided
;thtdi«t£rrr si rantfor ***«"«
?er^t^ r -" d in the West In.
■X *»"«*.. in the West^lnV
Che San ."Juan Islander.
FRIDAY HABBOR, SAN JUAN COUNTY, WASHINGTON, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1898.
;" LATER NEWS. - /
The drought in California has ended i
and rainfall is reported from nearly'
every section of the state. > f.*--". ,
Puget sound oystermen have formed !j
an association and will ' make an effort
to secure needed legislation. ' — '^r'71
The war department * has decided /"to
have the remains of all soldiers who
died in Manila returned to this country.
Captain Knoch, custodian of :$ the
relics in the famous Luetgert case, is a
victim of blood poisoning and may not
recover. . ; .
Clyde Bennington. aged 22, has been
sentenced to life imprisonment in San
Quentin for his part in the Oro Giande
train robberies. .* /:^s
The death sentence of Private Lind
say, Tenth cavalry, has been commuted
by the president to life imprisonment, 1
on recommendation of General Wheeler, 1
Since the cessation of hostilities this |
government has spent about $1,000,000
in feeding the starving Cubans, and the
work is still going on with: untiring
vigor.
The United States troops in Cuba and
Porto Rico have not : beer, forgotten. j
They will be-sent for Christmas 10,000 i
pounds of prime turkey and 2,000
pounds of cranberries. - . v n >
The body of an unknown man was
found on one of the bars of the Willam
ette, three miles east of J Monroe. The
head arid feet were missing. There was '
no means of identification.•? ; ;.:
A dispatch ? from London says it is
understood that '} the Prince of ; Wales
has spoken approvingly of the proposed I
monument to George Washington to be
placed in Westminster Abbey. . /-"-:
The halibut schoonej Two Brothers,
plying in Alaska waters, has been miss
ing nearly six weeks, and it is feared
that she has been lost with all on board.
One of her boats was recently found in
a badly battered condition. V
Eight additional survivois of the crew
of the lost ship London were brought
into Baltimore by the North German
Lloyd steamship Maria Rickmers. They
are: Captain F. B. Lee, Third Officer
Joseph Cottier, Boatswain T. Behem, '
Quartermaster F. * Carlsen, Able Sea-'
men J. Webb and ,W.;Cadness, Second '
Steward D. Darnell and Second Cook <
W. Martin. - > /." *-" ..'.,— I
In the German reichstag, Count yon
Kardorff, leader of the free conserva
tives, condemned the sentimental Ger
man sympathy with Spain, > and wel
comed the . appearance of the "great
and vigorous American nation" among ;
the colonizing '% powers. He said he j
hoped that, in J accordance with Bis
marck's : principle, commercial ques
tions | would be kept separate from |
political relations, \\ for, ; if y this were
done, Germany could i be on very * good
terms with the United States. ■/
Colonel William J. Bryan has de
clared himself as opposed to expansion.
/ Spaniards opened fire on a Cuban j
funeral procession in Havana, and
wounded several. One will probably
die.
By the explosion of a. shell at Foit ,
Constantino, at Cronstadt, Russia, nine !
soldiers were killed and C three officers
and seven soldiers wounded.
By an explosion in the grist mill at
Pettysville, Nate Thomas and Clarence ,
Emmons were killed outright and Will j
Markley.'was fatally, injured. - ' .
" Chicago packers will \ spend fa" large
amount of money in erecting immense '
cold-storage plants in Santiago and Ha- j
vana for the reception and f storing of
fresh meat. . . .';, ' '
Simon, the new senator from Ore
gon, . has been placed upon the follow- j
ing committees: Mines and mining,
irrigation, revolutionary claims, Poto- j
mac river front 2 and trespasses upon
Indian lands.
Five deaths occurred in Butte,
Mont., which are claimed to have been
caused by the dreadful sulphur and
arsenic fumes from the smelters. Many
people who can do so are leaving the%
city to get out of trie smoke. C-,-/
It is probable that Secretary Bliss
will, within a short time, tender bis
resignation to the president. He has
had the t step/under consideration " for
some time, deeming it X necessary that
he should be free to devote more time
to his large business interests.
:v-»- '- ■-, *■--'>„ . "Hr^T'
The Brooklyn, Texas, Castine and
Resolute have been ordered to Havana.;
While there is not the faintest desire
to convey a threat in : the dispatch of
these warships to Havana, it may be j
noted that when they lie within the
harbor they will hold the town in per
fect subjection. » -y ■t-\ • -,i :.^|M
The Clearwater-«h'ort Line Railway
Company, which is the official title of
the . branch Northern Pacific cut-off, j
has filed certificates in the office of the ,
secretary of state at Olympia, designat- j
ing Thomas Cooper as its agent in "
Washington, and showing the route of
the proposed road, now under construc
tion.
Word has been received from United
States Consul Allen that John C. Flan
agan, the confidential clerk of George
W. Lake, a rich merchant of Chemul- j
po. who was murdered August 39, has j
been sentenced by a consular court to
imprisonment for life. Flanagan had
been robbing his employer systematic
ally and committed the orini« to cover
up his misdeeds. ■".'-. : -:.,'. -
Leon Favier, who fought under the
great Napoleon, has just cetebrated hi.
96th birthday at Philadelphia.
The president of the municipal «soan
! cil of Paris has informed Mine, Sara ;
Bernhardt that the councfl ha. accept- I
ed her recent offer to take a leaae of
j the Theater Kioio¥«.t^^?fp|^
! Preparation, ate on foot in Honohllo
to test the applicability \*} t theOwted
States immigration lawa to the m»*
: iian islands by the importation > £*•*
cane field, of 1,000 Corean laborers. /-I
FOR WANT OF FOOD
Scores of Sick Soldiers Dy.
; ing at Manila.
HOSPITAL SERVICE VERY POOR
Petty Officialism and Jealousy Override
All Other Considerations—More
"•'.V;' Skilled Nurses Needed.
Honolulu, via San Francisco, Deo.
16.—The r> United P States' t; transport
Scandia has arrived from Manila,which
place she-^left November 15. ; She •
brings a number of officers, 91 dis
charged and furloughed men, two Bed
Ciosa nurses and the largest mail that
ever left Manila, 213 sacks for San
Francisco, and €:: one for ; Honolulu. ■
The vessel will resume: her voyage on
or about the 10th inst. :
Miss Schafer, a Red Cross nurse,
who went from Honolulu to Manila,
arriving there September 26, returned
on the Scandia. She makes startling
charges as to the way the United States
soldiers v are taken care"of lin Manila.
Miss Schafer made the; following state
ment for publication: -. .
- ''Scores of j soldier boys are dying in
the hospitals at Manila just for want
of proper nourishment. They say the
government allows 60 oents a day for
each patient. : I could v have saved doz
ens of lives on 5 cents a day. Oh! the
utter woe of the soldiers, and the
helplessness of Z them. I Men as bright
and noble as God ever made, giving up
to death, hoping for it, seeking for it,
taking poison, doing anything that will
relieve I the r despair that j comes upon
them. Seeing nothing before them but
days of pain and nights of V wretched
ness, without proper care, without
| proper food, alone with no one to give
them fsympathy or : cheer, to write to
their friends, to > soothe -•. their aching
brows or moisten their parched lips, if
by sheer endurance of . nature, of ob
stinacy of vitality, ther do get better,
there is before them nothing but a still
more cheerless period of a ielapse of
convalescence, with the probability of a
relapse and the old weariness of despair
to be suffered again. No wonder there
are six or seven 1 funerals a day. No
wonder the dead house is never empty.
| "And outside of r- the I hospital, and i
even :in it, such indifference. Petty
consideration of rank ; and position,
squabbles about * precedence, , lack .; of
consideration- in prescribing and pre
paring food, while men are dying, not
merely of '< heart hunger, but for want
of nourishment. I have gone through
the wards day after day, and as I spoke
to this one arid that one, and / they
poured out :their sorrows, men do not
wear their hearts on their sleeve, cried
for pur agony of their loneliness and
despair, made pregnant and vivid by
their own telling of it. i" , : l
"I got bo 1 just could not go through
the wards. / What could I do? I saw j
need of care, of pioper nourishment, of
the most ordinary hospital treatment,
and was utterly helpless to do any
thing; just one cog in a ' great, remorse
: less grinding machine,/whose material
was ? noble men and whose grist; was
death. £'< c' : ' i: £ {p:.j< - .'. :-'■; :'•■" ■•. X '■~~':r
i/; "I do not mean that all :in the hos
|;pitals are careless or indifferent. Many j
I are trying to do their ; best. There is a
lot of worthiness U and - unselfishness
among the attendants at "the hospitals;
! bat in a whole ward there . is not more
than one nurse, only one or two awk-
I ward boys, who, perhaps, never saw a
:sick room before.*' / \ •tJr.'/X -^■ ■/'
l:Colonel George W. McFarlane re
turned by the Coptic and i brings word
: that the controller of currency has
1 guaranteed to 'I Perry S. Heath, first
j'assistant postmaster-general, and his
associates that he will issue/ a 2 charter
! for a new bank in which James Camp
-1 bell arid himself are interested as soon
as congress extends the territorial laws
to Hawaii. The bank will have an
authorized capital of f 1,500,000.
CLEAR WATER LINE.
Statement by President Mellen, of the
Northern Pacific.
New York, Dec. 18.—President C. 8.
Melleri, of the Northern Pacific, today
rgave out the following statement::
"The Northern Pacific Company is
not constructing, nor does it cm; tem
plate constructing lines for the pcrpose
of injuring any other company, nor do
1111 believe that any other company ; in
tend to build Jines to injure the North
'em Pacific. - -
"The only construction which the
Northern Pacific has in progress is about
75 miles in the Clearwater r-untry, in
Idaho. The Northern Pacnic is the
only line in that country or within 60
miles of it. A question has arisen be
! tween ' the Northern Pacific and : the O.
B & N-. as to whetehr the O. B. * «.
should not also be allowed to occupy
Sat country without being considered
as invading territory of the Northern
Pacific.
"Except the T5 mile in question, no
construction has been authorised by
| the Northern Pacific board, and none
will be undertaken without its author
-1 ity. I have none to recommend at
Pr^The Northern Pacific is not engaged
in war with any of it. neighbors
competitors, and dees bo* expect to be.
"Local territorial question, like the
one beTw«o the Northern **"*>*»*
the O. B. •»• «re o! Maon occur
•Active eoaneri. prevail, aMgaawiy
this one will beta *P«time.
HL. n \2i*A aiwi two ;y««rf ifo, hm
-ajpjt.l, and baa booght •!**•*« mXf
''an—rat * and iigj jy(yngqt aJtoyw***
■ltOaiilft*."
SNOW SHOVELERS KILLED, i
Ban Down by a Fast Train on the : New -
' York Central,
Buffalo, New York, Dec. 15.—Nine
men were killed and three injured at '
Winspur - bridge, near | Corfu, on the
New York Central railroad, today.•
They were Poles, with the exception of
John Warnes, their foreman, who is
among the killed. The men were en
gaged - in!-; shoveling ,; snow. &$ All were
frightfully mutilated. The men stepped~
from the track to avoid |an approaching
traid, right in front of i*\ fast express
train, running in the same direction as
th<f first; and were literally ground to
pieces. Engineer Smith, :of the ex
press, in an interview, said: t; ;- !
- "I could see nothing ahead of me,
but 1 thought the place looked. bad and
blew my whistle. I had my hand on >
the whistle when 1 heard my fireman \
yell. jHe did not call for brakes, but 1 1
slapped on the air ; the minute I ■ heard
him. He had seen a man beside the
-track, though he had not 1 seen anyone
; struck. A moment after I applied the
biakes I saw a man shoot -up into the
air on my side of the cab. He was as
high ras \ the ; smokestack when I saw
him. He came down on the freight
train which was running along on that
side, and was carried a mile before he
fell off. My train stopped in about
two train lengths, and the sight that I
saw when I got out was the most horri
ble I have ever witnessed. The dead
and mangled were lying on both sided
of the track just .as they had been
thrown. I did not see them until after
we had struck them. I did not • see
them come on the track, and until my
fireman yelled I did not know they
were there. ; ;" "
MEXICO'S OFFER TO SPAIN.
Colonisation Scheme That Will Benefit
". _• ' Both Parties. : y:^ 'S;. ? ;. ; _
;, New York, Dec. 15.—A dispatch to
the Press: from Washington says:; T The
Mexican government has submitted a
colonization project to the Spanish au
thorities in Havana," by i which it ; pro
poses not only to aid \ the Spanish gov
ernment, but to give great assistance as
well to the Spanish soldiers who have
served in Cuban warfare and are soon
to evacuate Cuba. : ' L
-•': The proposition of the Mexican gov
ernment is to organize | bands among
the Spanish soldiers and provide them
with free passage to Mexico, where
necessary tools, seeds ■ and implements
for agricultural work will be furnished,
and in addition oxen and small 1 houses
will be given to the immigrants and a
certain tract of the public lands in
Mexico will be provided for coloniza
tion purposes. ;v r
The government, in turn, is to take
a lien upon the products, and - exact a
return of 20 per cent each year until
the supplies are paid foi ;; by the colo
nists, after which: the lands will be
come their own. > ;*
\ For those who do not care \ 7 to accept
this proposition, arrangements have
been made by the government of Mex
ico to supply a', large number of Span
ish soldiers with labor on the public
works and in the mines, at the rate of
18 a m0nth. ■•;".:.;....;:.'.■-;,■;•_;■ --; : < ' y;v. ::;.
IN BARBAROUS FORMOSA.
Terrible Atrocities Committed by the
<" ;-' C;. -T, N>; Rebels. ..».',- -r|- ->V-:;
San Francisco, Deo. 15.—Oriental
adivces are that terrible atrocities have
occurred in * Formosa. > Two hundred.
rebels recently attacked a village, sur
prising the people and looting the
place. They burned 87 houses. A Jap
anese police inspector and «ix! consta
bles perished in repelling the attack. :
One constable was captured alive. > The j
insurgents fastened on his neok th»
bloody heads of > his ~- companions and
drove him before them into the woods.
Reinforcements were -: sent to Jhe ■'Til
lage, where the mutilated bodies of the
victims / were ; found. .; One v constable, 7-.
who escaped, killed his own wife and
child with his \ Japanese sword %to pre
venti them ] from • becoming captives. He j
was then killed by the savages.
There is much disquietude among
the inhabitants of Hankow since the I
recent v fire, in which 3,000 f; people 5 lost
their lives. Several smaller, fires have '
occurred since, all believed to be the
work fi of I incendiaries. The Shanghai i
Daily Press says five Chinese were
caught in ■ the act of .'» igniting as many
dwellings. r They were : thrown into the
flames and burned alive. ;
- " -- Tortured by Filipinos.
San Francisco, Deo. 15.—The Manila
correspondent of i the Hdng Kong Press ,
givet details of the shocking treatment; !
of friars and other prisoners cap»ur :d ;]
by the insurgents in the northern part
of the island of Luzon. General Ley
be, who was sent by Aguinaido to at
tack the cities" in the extreme north of
Luzon, sent a report to his chief that
he had brought the entire section raid
ed completely under the control of the
Filipinos. Leybe also mentions in his
report the capture of 124 friars and lay j
brothers, many Spanish soldiers, with ! (
their arms and property, and silver and
gold valued iat $800^000^;--'^,5 ;^p.
The Press correspondent states tb/tt (
from Spanish sources have come reports
of terrible atrocities committed by the ,
rebels, who are r said to have looted the ,
churches in the town of Cagayan and
Apari. The correspondent says:
: "The bishop was subjected to the
'grossest indignities. The friars were j
beatex with sticks, kicked and hung up .
in the torrid son for several hours.
The natives were forbidden to render
the friars any assistance. During; their
greatest sufferings, while hungry and
, naked is the broiling sun, Chinee* and i
natives fotHvely supplied them with .
, food and water. One aged friar waa |
placed upon a noise's saddle and j
! 'jumped* until blood ; poured from bis •
i mouth and nose. Another, it is said,
clothed only in • win coat, was carried v
lin triumph lor 990 yards, then eod«
•led to death mid savage cries. Has*
in tke convent wen ■objected to shame
less treatment." ':* i^lS^&m -&I^J
JiliaEPWfP*^ - '"" *-JV ~ c - *-' - :
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THE TREATY OF PARIS
Outline of the Seventeen Ar
'?; tides Agreed Upon. *
GUARANTIES TO SPANISH TRADE
Treaty Mast Be Ratified Within ; Six
•. ' Months in Order to Bo *
■' ,_■ ■*'"- . Binding. ) '"* ■'* "■■■'■■
f Par 8, Deo. 15.—Extraordinary ''"> pre
cautions are maintained by both the
peace commissions to preserve secrecy
as to the contents of the treaty. Each
commission has two copies, but even
the , commission -; attaches are not per
mitted to peruse the documents. - A
press correspondent, however, has ob
tained from a source usually reliable
the following outline of the treaty:
, Article 1 provides the relinquish
mentbf Cuba, v r '.-'::
„.;• Article 2 provides for the cession of
Porto Rico. y^i:: V?. ■:■ ■ ■ '""^ -.- §S
;- Article 3 provides for the cession of
the Philippines for $20,000,000 com
pensation. ;■■. .
Article 4 embraces the; plans for the
cession rof - the Philippines, including
the return of Spanish prisoners now in
the hands of the Tagalos. "■
Article 5 deals with the cession of
barracks, war materials, arms, stores,
buildings, and all property pertaining
to the Spanish • administration in the
Philippines. -* " ":
Article 6 : s a renunciation by both
against each other and the citizens of
■each other. -v':-;T'" J">£-3 '■■ ".• ■'■-'."_'-■■
Article ? grants to Spanish trade and
shipping in the Philippines the same
treatment as to American trade and
shipping for a peiiod of 10 years.
Article 8 provides for the release of
all prisoners of war held by Spain and
of all prisoners held by her for political
offenses committed in the colonies ac
quired by the United States.
Article 9 guarantees the*legal rights
of Spaniards remaining in Cuba.
Article 10 establishes religions free
dom in the Philippines and guarantees
to all churches equal rights. : . : <
,- Article 11 provides.for» the composi
tion of courts and other tribunals in
Porto Rico and Cuba. .
Article -• 12 provides for the adminis
tration of justice in Porto Rico and
Cuba. ; * " ■
Article IS provides for the continu
ance for - five years rof Spanish copy
rights ■in the ceded . territory, 1? giving
Spanish books admittance free of duty.
•:?Article 14 provides for the establish
ment of consulates by Spain in the
ceded territory. ,-"■
Article 15 grants to Spanish com
merce in Cuba, Porto Rico ; and ' the
Philippines [ the same;- treatment as to
America for 10 years, Spanish shipping
to be treated as coasting vessels. ; , .. .
.: Article 16 stipulates that the obliga
tions of the: United J States r to - Spanish
citizens ■ and property ?in .; Cuba shall
terminate with the withdrawal of 'the
United States authorities from the
island. \. .--'
Article 17 provides that i; the » treaty
must be ratified within six months from
the date of f signing by the respective
governments in order to be binding. - „
CALLED IT A FRAUD:
Tnrpie Scored the Maritime Canal Com
. pany—A Scheme of Confiscation.
Washington; Dec. 15. —Today's ses
sion of the senate was largely consumed I
in discussion of the Nicaragua canal
bill. Turpie made the principal ! speech
in opposition to the bill, attacking it
on the ground that it is in the interest
of the Maritime Canal Company, which
he characterized ■as a fraud and bank
rupt. 5He moved a postponement of
the matter until: after the holiday re
cess. Morgan defended the , bill I and
the Maritime: company, and opposed;
the motion to postpone. Bexry and \
Rawlini both offered ' amendments ma
terially affecting the bill.'
Previous to the proceedings upon the
canal bill, Morrill made an address in
support of the bill authorizing the pur
chase of a site for a supreme court
building and this and several other
bills were passed.'" V; ".-= <-;':-"
v? The house passed the - District rof
Columbia appiopnation • bill without a
eiugle amendment. The bill carries
18,359,950, which is $176,600 less than
was car-ied by the last bill, and $2,
--871,857 less than the estimates. The
house also passed the senate bill, which'
was under consideration yesterday, to
amend the I laws 5 relating :ito"* seamen.
All the amendments were rejected.
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QAS TANK COLLAPSED. %
Flood of Water Followed. Carrying
. Death and Detract.on
New York, Dec. 15.—The great steel
gas tank of the Consolidated Gas Com
pany at Avenue A and Twentieth
streets, the largest of its kind in the
world, collapsed at 5:80 o'clock this
afternoon. It went down with a crash
and roar like a great explosion. Ma
sonry of granite blocks and bricks to
the height of 50 feet fell like a child's
toy houjo of blocks, and loosened from
bondago, C.000,000 of gallons of water ,
deluged the streets, and in a 10-foot
tidal wave carried death and destruc
tion through the surrounding neighbor
hood. It is not known how many
were kilted and injured.
" MoTmrati of floe's Cvrpe.
Savannah, Qa., Dec 18.— Two bat
talions of the Second Illinois regiment
of Lee'a corps arrived or* the transport
Miohigan, tonight, and wfll sail tomor
row morning for Mariarfa. The trans
port Mobile arrived today from Phil«r 7
delphia, and will sail Sunday with too
One Hundred and Sixty-first Indiana
regiment; and the Third battalion of
the Second Illinois.
: O?«I00 miles of lelegnpb win* .
nm Uiroufli ttH sewers of Paiia. .. j
EXPANSION OPPOSED.
-t; ■ .
Senators Yost and Roar Desire No
Philippines.
Washington, Dec. 14.—Dismission of
two questions, each of importance and
interest "at this session, was begun by
the senate at its session today. Terri
torial expansion and the construction of
the Nicaragua canal occupied - the atten
tion of the body dating the greater part
of the afternoon. ',"
A soon as ; the routine morn ing busi
ness had been disposed of, Mr. Vest
(Dem. Mo.) called up his resolution
offered last week, deolaring It to be un
constituional for this government to
acquire foreign territory except for coal
ing stations or some like purpose, an
less its ten ion was;; to confer state
hood upon 5 the territory and citizen
ship upon its inhabitants. Mr. Vest
declared : it was a basio principle of th
government "that the ; powers of the.
government were derived from the con
sent of the governed," and maintained
that the federal government f. had no
authority—either in metals'; or - in the
constitution—to go beyond that princi
ple. He held that the principle had
been sustained by the supreme court in
various decisions, and - that no \ public
man of prominence and no §recognized
tribunal had ever been v reckless enough
to controvert it. '
T Mr. Morgan opened the debate on the
canal ;, bill with a three hours' appeal
for action at this session. The whole
country, he said,, would be disappoint
ed if congress did not act. He was
willingjj to take any measure which
would result in the building of the
canal. In the course of his remarks,
he agreed to accept an am end t spe
cifically excepting the canal j from neu
trality with regards to any country
with which the United States might
be at war. -'■ "-, '■. ':■ •'-;/'; - :■■':'"■ :\ ■•'.*->'-; ■•
TO RELIEVE VOLUNTEERS.
Six Regiment* Designated for Service
:■.■■ ■■ at Manila. ;/-;_ \ .. -i "
Washington, Deo. 14.—The war de
partment has begun in earnest the re
lief of the volunteer troops now sta
tioned at Manila by regulars. This
afternoon Secretary Alger signed |an
order designating for this purpose six
regiments of the United States infantry
out of eight held in reserve for service
to tropical countries. The ,:■; regiments
are the Twentieth, at Fort Leaven
worth, Kan.; the Third, at Fort Snell
ing, Minn.; the Twelfth, at Jefferson
barraoks, Mo., and Fort Riley, Kan.;
the Seventeenth, at Columbus barracks,
O.; the Fourth, at Fort -\ Sheridan,- and
the Twenty-second, at Fort Crook, Neb.
They will go forward to Manila as
soon as the | transportation | can be pro
vided. Jit may be that the two regi
ments still held in reserve,the Twenty
fourth and the Twenty-fifth infantry,
will join 'I the others • before they sail.
These regiments were selected in the
reverse ratio to the loss sustained by
them in the ■■'■ Cuban campaign. The
volunteers in Manila will be retried in
; tl c order in which they reached that
city. . '_ *_
i"lt'i""i'Sv°Ke«r-Knd Collision. " ' -■•, ■ ;.,;
Pendleton, Or., Deo. 18.—Rushing
down the mountain grade of the O. R.
&N. Co.'B mam line a heavy freight
train crashed into the rear end of the
overland fast mail and piled up the
cars and engine 'in great confusion.
The mail train was at the time station
ary. ; Three men were ', injured—David
Fileer, an old man of 64, - who - was on
his way to the coast from Montank,
III.; Jay Adams, ;of San 7 Francisco,
general Pacific coast agent f : for the
Nickel Plate road, who was cut and
scalded; f Louis Plechner, traveling
salesman for the wholesale , house of
Ginterman Bros., St. Paul; ?and? Fire
man Harry Burrows, of J the freight
train, who received a out on the fore
head. :£;: ■'^^-•:'.V - : :iy-rX:: •• It.--: '■'■
'•-.-,% i- "•. '•■ lsle do Cub» Leaves. '.-. v•■ „~■ •:
\- Manila, Dec 14.—The Isle de
Cuba, one of the ships ; sunk by Dewey
in the battle of Manila, and which he
subsequently caused to be raised, start
ed for Hong Kong today under her own
steam. .She is of 1,030 tons ? displace
ment and 2,200 indicated horse-power.
'£-> The Raleigh leaves for home "\ Thurs
day via the Sue* canal. • 1-S, v - '
. As a result of an altercation:before a
fruit stand yesterday, a % California vol
unteers was stabbed ; and two natives
shot to death. ' ;- ; v, ; . -^' '■- ' "
- "J The Mare Island 1 Fleet. i C?
Vallejo, Cal., Dec. 14.—The rebnild
ing of the United States cruiser Ranger
at Mare island is progressing rapidly.
The Wheeling came out of the dock to
day. Bhe will receive her supply of
coal and provisions in a few days, and
will then sail \ for the • northern seas.
The Iroquois has been thoroughly over
hauled and in; ieadiness to go into com
mission. Commander Henry Nichols
has been ordered to Manila to take
charge of the Monadnock. . "" '.-
Father and Bon Killed.' ■
Denver, Deo. 14.—A special to the
Hews from Starkville, Colo., says:
Michael Tereso and his 15-year old son
Antonio were killed today by a cave-in
in the coal mine in which they were
working.
Four Burned J^l>eath.|/^^
New York, Dec 14.—The fire which
destroyed the apartment-house at 184
Prospect Place. Brooklyn, last night,
killed four persons—Joseph W« Nob
lett, his wife, his wife's mother, Mrs.
Stothern. and John Wince. The other
missing persons have been accounted
for.
To Welee>oie the Fig-htlng Maenlaos. <—,
Lima, Peru, Deo. 14.—Cubans resid
ing here are preparing ■■ to giro as en
thusiastic reception to the United
States battle-ships Oregon and lowa, on
their arrival %in the northern passage
along the coast, en route to ■ join Dew
ey'. squadron at Manila. ■ 7- J
Afo« Ar*oaaot Dead.
: Row York, Dec. 14.—Dr. Edward
gbaH, a noted physician, is dead a* ait
doom is tJi» e«r* •*•* «* !••«. H#
V aj a California goldbantox is 184f.
PEICE 5 CENTS.
RIOTING IN HAVANA
Cubans and Spanish Mix,
With Fatal Results.
THREE KILLED, MANY WOUNDED
Trouble Canted by an Effort to Clot*
Theaters on Account of Gar
ola's Death. ■■.";;"
- "; ' •■''"• ' "
Havana, Doc. 14.—After the news o|
General Garcla's death 'spread through
Havana early yesterday i afternoon, th» .
Cubans wished to have all the places of
amusement closed. They suceeded in
closing two s: places frequented by
Cubans, but the ,"management of the
Tacon theater, where there were many
Spanish officers among the audience,
refused to close the house. Thereupon
Allegretto, a* former captain of the
Cuban troops, got into an excited argu
ment with the manager of ? the theater, :
and was escorted to the sidewalk by
the police on duty. There Allegretto
entered into a heated discussion with a
Spanish officer, who struck him acrossT
the face with thad flat of .\ his swonl.
Then there was a collision between the
Cubans and } Spanish military : men,
more blows were : struck on both sides, :
and many persons from the cafei and ;
park cheered for -Spain and brought
crowds of {people to the spot from ad
jacent streets and squares.
Suddenly a shot was fired, whether i
by a Cuban or by a Spaniard, inten
tionally or accidentally, cannot be said,
and the Cubans retieated into the Ho
tel Ingleterra. More shots were filed
on both sides, * and Arturo, a French
citizen, born in Havana, was shot and
seriously wounded while sitting at a
table. v '\-""--;
More shots were fired, and Cubans
ran through the hotel office and made
their way upstairs. : Jesus Solongo, a, |
Cuban, fell wounded on the stairs, and
another woundeu man . broke into the
room occupied by Lieutenant Fitzhugh
Lee, eon of the famous general, and the
former consul-general here, demanding -
protection. General Greene and sev
eral members of. his staff, who had been
out on a balcony watching the crowd,
heard the uproar in the hotel, and went
into the corridor. ; So soon as the Span
ish officers saw General Greene, who.
was in uniform, they stopped the pur- ■
suit of the Cubans, saluted and retired.
In the meantime, . Eastaquino Lemus
had been fatally wounded in the street,
and Pedro Blesa and Serioi Jiminez had
been killed. ;
fy Shortly after the Spanish guards on
duty swarmed in from the neighboring
streets, and order was restored. r
: At the time the Cubans and pursuing
Spaniards ran through the Hotel Ingle
terra, General Humphreys was in the
lobby, talking to Majoi Martin, of Gen
eral Greene's staff, and ? other gentle- i
men. A bullet shattered a mirror near
which they stood, and two others
splintered the staircase. ,
■t>: R. S. Howland, editor of the Provi
dence Journal and Mr. W. L. Reilly, a _
New York contractor, ere ? jostled; by
the sudden rush of shouting and fight
ing men. General Julio Sanguilly was
sitting at a table in the lobby. : TheY
violent scenes in the office and •on the ■
stairs lasted, however, ' for only a ; few v
minutes. On the outside the Spanish
soldiers were clearing the great y square
and streets in the vicinity. :\ The hotel .
was full of American officers and civil
ians, and some iof them with their
wives were standing on the balconies at
the imminent risk of being hit by bul
lets fired at an upward angle to scare
the crowds. From that point they
watched the f spectacle in the electric
lighted square.
Vrlt is reported that in addition to f
those killed and wounded : who have
been previously mentioned, 14 are be
ing oared for in private houses. Three ;.
arrests were made. . A few minutes
;after, the shooting in the hotel fright
ened patrons and Cubans gathered
around \ General Greene asking kif*. he
would protect them. :}'. He assured them
he believed they were safe,but the only
recognised i authority in Havana was
the Spanish executive. He then ; sent
Captain Cole and Lieutenant Stevens ?.
to General Caatellanoa to inquire what
was being done to preserve order. The
lattei replied that, the cafes J bad r,been ■ .
ordered closed, and the streets cleared,
while troops in .. sufficient numbers |to %
keep the peace had I been posted in X the ".
squares and thoroughfares. '- Two of -i r
the aids of General Castellanos calledfj
upon General Greene and gave him
i farther personal assurances. ,: t s~-: .
' Telephone messages describing •■.: the
occurrencei^rere- sent to > General Wade
in Elvedado, ; and ;^ : General Greene
cabled to Washington a brief statement
of the facts. What was taking place in
the city was all unknown to (he Amer- '
ican warfthips and transports in the
harbor, nor did the \ news reach there
until this morning.
The United States evacuation \ com- -
missioners and General Greene sent
General Clous and Captain ; Hart at
noon today to exchange views with the
Spanish commissioners* It was ar- ■
ranged that all the Cuban officers and - %
soldiers, including General Julio San
guilly and Jose Laoret. should go to
the camp near Mariano and remain out
of the city until the Spanish forces were
withdrawn. \ Mr. Jerome, the British ;
consul, had already called at the palace;
en the same mission. •■ ; i
* A«t«*l*hlnft- CktMM Umtorm.
.London; Dec; ML—The Peking cor- -
respondent of the Daily, Mail says: An ;
imperial rescript just issued sentences ;:
to death •rCbiß«a.v:,!lteratu. who'
wrote threatening letters to a foreign■-:.:,
missionary la: Kiaag Si, and confers
tJfeinese honors m the missionary for.?=■
hie fact and ierbearaaoe in the matter. •
The edict astoaiabed the Chinese tdt^fc
. Owaetlßa -.<«.•. the '.. empress dowager i« :■. * :>
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