Newspaper Page Text
H MESA FREE PRESS. |
■' ■ ■ —1 ■i F. SninfAV. w. D. Morton. ! ||| BOSTON * SIKWMAN, Hg Publishers. i UmKSA CITT, ARIZONA | Th« pump trust has been organized ■ with everything right up to the handle. lil Some nations seem to think that that 9 »pen door in China is an illimitable cow I pasture. China may yet have to live in a 9 shanty boat if she doesn’t quit leasing 9 her land to foreign powers. m In Cuba every other man must be a 9 colonel. That’s a result of having an 9 army of 48,000 with 25,000 officers. 9 Under the new law it seems to be m actually becoming fashionable to go 9 Into bankruptcy, especially among H theatrical people. if When the Kaiser now goes on board ■ the admiral’s ship in his navy every ■ Jack tar will recognize the Emperor at ■ once. His will be the only mustache H on board. * jt Warships deteriorate more by being ■ put out of commission than when kept I in service. This is op the principle H often observed among men who are 1 spoiling for a fight 1 A progressive dinner party is the 9 latest-fad. Weary Willie, Dusty Roads U and t?lt>vgery Fields were the orlgina -1 tors of tfil game, but it never became H really popular until society took it up. I Do what they will with automobiles, I the horse that is driven out of business I by them will perchance take his re- I venge in the form of beef, and do his I best kicking in the stomachs of his I evlcters. I The New York Tribune is authority I for the statement that spitting in public I places is actually on the decrease in I that city. This seems to show that it I does sometimes pay to interfere with I what other people seem to consider I their rights. I The so-called endurance sport, six | day bicycle races, has been prohibited in New York. Among the bills passed by the Legislature of the State was one making it a misdemeanor for the proprietor, occupant or lessee of a place where bicycle races are held to allow a contestant to continue in a race for a longer time than fifteen hours during twenty-four hours. Bismarck, In speaking about those people who are always complaining of the behavior of the police, said: “I am reminded of the story of the police com missioner of Hanover. A wealthy man complained to him that the policemen were unnecessarily abrupt in address ing the public. ‘Well, you see,’ said the commissioner, ‘l’ve advertised for soci ety men to Join the force, but I can’t get them!’ ” If the law enabled every person in jured or the heirs of every person killed by fire or in attempting to escape from fire in a public inn or hotel to collect a considerable fixed sum by a prompt and approximately summary process; the precautions against fires and against fatal consequences from them would be made very much more effec tive. The vigilance and ingenuity of the Innkeeper would be far more effec tive than any official supervision. Even Italy makes demands 'upon China. This is probably to get a new market for macaroni. The fie.wery kingdom must get into European vjays and absorb the goods of foreign devils or there will be« the devil to pay. Eng land has forced her to buy opium. France has for sale, Germany wants the soak In Innocu ous beer, and the United States will sell him cigarettes. The heathen. Chinee is certainly up against a demoralizing game when he attacks occidental civ ilization. , The popular idea of the upper-class Frenchwoman is that she is exceeding ly fond of dress and style, and the de voted slave of the latest fashions. The —• —aerious side of her nature is not so well known, now readers are aware, for instance, that among~tne Fnwieh women of the better class there is an order numbering eighty thousand mem bers, whose aim is the alleviation of suffering and the general uplifting of their unfortunate neighbors? It is said that more than one hundred thousand Frenchwomen are trained and ready to go on the battlefield as nurses or “emer gency sisters,” In the event of war. The Mennonites select pastors by lot, and the ceremonies by Which the selec tion is made are conducted with great deliberation and solemnity. The. people meet in church, and after preliminary religious services, a committee retires to an anteroom. A Bible for each can didate for the pastoral office Is pro cured, and into one of the sacred vol umes a slip of white paper is inserted. The books are intermingled and placed on a table, when each candidate ad vances, selects a Bible and seats him self. The Bibles are then examined by the bishop, and the possessor of the one In W.hicb the slip of paper is found be comes the apparently predestined pas tor. Ordination follows; the congrega tion unite in praise and thanksgiving, satisfied and happy in the belief that the choice is by Divine appointment. It appears that the young dancing woman in an Eastern city who embel lished the announcement of her public entertainment by a long list of names of very distinguished “patronesses” did not go to the trouble of asking the “pat loneisos’” ponalsatan Borne of the patronesses have publicly objected, and as the announcements said rather more about them than about the entertain ment it seems that they have some right to feel aggrieved. It is difficult to see what the “patronesses” have to do with this or a great many other en terprises which they are said to be pat ronizing, anyway. Fossibly it is a com fort to some people w ho buy tickets to the entertainment to know that they are patronizing a show w r hich also en joys the patronage of some very wealthy women; but it is difficult to see how It makes the show any better. The eminent scientist, Prof. Koch, o 1 Berlin, who has achieved much fame and brought great blessings to human ity by running down microbes to their native lair, has departed for the Orient and the tropics on a still hunt for the origin of malaria. Naturally it occurred to so clever a man as the professor to look for the origin of malaria among the Malays, from whom it unquestion ably derives its name, and we have no doubt that In a few weeks or months we shall hear that the bacilli are in full retreat, seeking refuge in the dense Jun gles or in the caves of ocean. When the professor succeeded in capturing the cholera bacillus fifteen years ago he discovered that It was a comma, and he is inclined to believe that the same description will be applicable to the malaria bacillus. This, however, is vig orously disputed by scientists living in the low and marshy districts of the Middle West, who maintain that mala ria is not a comma, but a period, and who steadily contend that the only way of destroying the bacilli Is to drown them out with whisky and quinine at the ratio of 16 to 1. On account of the popularity of this life-renewing remedy the efforts of the professor to stamp out malaria are surveyed with hostility in malarial selections. Many excellent verses have been written In delineation of that phase of human suffering com monly termed “fever and ager,” and we remember reading last fall a very beautiful contribution from a poet, be ginning “The chill of yester e’en is with me still,” thereby disproving the popu lar theory that a chill returns every other or third day. Lord Byron’s fa mous poem, “The Prisoner with a Chill On,” is much Inquired for in literary circles in the swamp lands, and fairly divides patronage with “Chilled Har old’s Pilgrimage.” Naturally Prof. Koch’s investigations will excite a de gree of curiosity, but we advise him in advance' that he cannot sell any ma laria lymph In the part of the world of which we write. Its people are conserv ative and never desert a tried and faithful household remedy for any new fangled medicines. The effort to provide homes in this country and Canada for the Russian sect called the Doukhobors, of whom the total number is about 10,000, gives prominence to one of the most curious religious bodies that are to be found anywhere in the world. The real title of the bo<ly is the Universal Brother hood Christians, and it was first heard of In 1750. The leaders trace their ori gin to the English quakers, although there are now remaining few traces of the parent religion.. They are described as “peaceable, slmple'and devout, and they live the communal life.’’ At one time they numbered more than 20,000, but persecutions and efforts to repress them in Russia have reduced their num ber about one-half. Their form of be lief is peculiar and strange. They deny the existence of a personal God, and their doctrine of the Trinity Uk that Memory* is God the Father, Reason is‘ God the Son and Will is God the Holy Ghost. They believe in the immortality of the soul, but hold that an infant is soulless and that It does not possess a soul until the fifteenth or sixteenth year of its. life. They deny human au thority over them and denounce the forcing of one man to do the bidding of another, but they are in no sense revo lutionists and their only resistance to the government is their refusal to take up arms in its behalf. Their domestic affairs are as anomalous as their faith. Their family ties are based entirely upon mutual love and affection, but their marriages, or unions, are binding upon neither husband nor wife. They have been most inhumanly persecuted in Russia. In August, 1799, the entire body was banished to Siberia under a ukase that provided that they should be kept for life at hard labor “and that they should never have the chains re moved from their hands and feet.” In 1832 they wer& verjcqitted to colonize a Siberian farm, but in 1839 their farm was seized and the able-bodied men were all forced into the army. In 1860 they were permitted to return to Rus sia, and about 15,000 of them came back, but they were driven from one part of the country to the other and were finally removed to the Caucasus. About two years ago they were given permission to emigrate at their own ex pense, and the cost of this movement was, by the efforts of Count Tolstoi, contributed by the English Quakers. A colony of about 1,100 was sent to Cy prus and another body is to be sent to Western Canada. In this country there is a committee which has taken up the cause of these refugees, at the head of which is William D. Howells, the novel ist, of New York. Jane Addams, of Chicago is also an active member of this board. “Come and dine with us to-morrow,” said the old fellow who had made his money and wanted to push his way into society. “Sorry.” replied the elegant man, “I can’t; I’m going to see ‘Ham let.’ ” “That’s all right,” said the hos pitable old gentleman; “bring him with you.”—Tit-Bits. Johnny has been playing around the piano and has had a fall. “What are you bawling about?” asked Bertie, con temptuously; “it was the soft pedal your head hit”—Boston Gazette. PACIFIC COAST NEWS Important Information Gathered Around the Coast. ITEMS OF GENERAL INTEREST A Summary or Late BventM That Are Boiled Down to Suit our Busy Readers. A jury in Judge Daingerfleld’s court found a verdict for S6OOO in favor of Maggie Dyas and against the South ern Pacific company at San Francisco recently. San Francisco—An autopsy was per formed on the body of Thomas O’Neil, the wealthy Santa Clara rancher, who died at the Receiving Hospital Monday. Acute alcoholism was pronounced as the cause of death. The street lights at Fresno will be shut off on the 10th Inst. This is not because the Fresnoans love darkness rather than light, but because the bot tom of the cash box is becoming visi ble.—Los Angeles Record. Bakersfield—L. A. Scott, who killed Charles Richards at Randsburg in Au gust, 1896, has been acquitted. The jury was out half an hour. This was his second trial, the first resulting in a conviction for manslaughter. A Bakersfield clergyman has fallen heir to a fortune of between $50,000 and $75,000, but it doesn’t seem to have yet robbed him of all his piety. He announces that after a tour of En gland and Ireland he will return to continue his services in the Bakers field pulpit. Postmasters were appointed in Cal ifornia, as 1 follows: I. V. Ralph, Alvar ado county; Alexander Templeman, Fisk, Sonoma county; James G. Finch, Indria, San Benito county; Henry P. Clark, Somes Bar, Siskiyou county; Wilson C- Weddington, Toluca, Los Angeles county. San Francisco—The prison direct ors selected no warden for San Quen tin prison because Governor Gage would make no formal nomination. He simply mentioned Aguirre as a good man, but in the absence of a regular nomination, nothing could be done. The election will now go over for two weeks. At Salt Lake the greater part of the convention of the Western Labor union was devoted to a discussion of resolutions. A resolution was adopted asking all labor unions in California to join with the Miners’* union in Randsburg and other mining districts near San Pedro harbor to get union labor and union hours on the govern ment work at San Pedro. If there is to be a reunion of,Rough Riders in. Chicago, it is pretty safe to predict that there will be two re unions, and that the larger one will be in New Mexico. Inasmuch as New Mexico furnished 40 per cent of the members of the regiment, the Arizona members are willing to go there, but not to Chicago, which didn’t furnish any per cent of the regiment. San Francisco—The twelve Filipinos who arrived here on. the steamer City of Peking, a week ago, hare been or dered deported by the epeckd board of inquiry appointed Hfcalminigration Commissioner North. THe party con sists of ten adults and two children. Unless an appeal is taken they will prbbably return home on the next steamer bound for the Orient. Bakersfield is just now entertaining an expectation five stories high and 100-by 70 feet at the base. A brewer and icgMnan is there from*Wisconsin a proportion to establish a brew ery and an ice *p4ant of the above mentioned dimensions, provided he is given a satisfactory-site and the water is suitable for beer-making, and the citizens think both conditions can be met. Sacramento —P. Brennan, an orchard hand in the employ of IF. Dudley ate some dried fruit which his employer had prepared for the purpose of poi soning rabbits. Dudley told the men about it and warned them, but Bren nan, who has been suffering from a gathering in the ear, evidently did not hear him. A speedy run for a doctor and a prompt response saved the man’s life. The Arizona Republican grows very sarcastic over the purpose of the Com missioner of Indian Affairs to make a display of Indians and cacti from Ari zona at the coming exposition in Omaha. The proper thing for Arizona to do under the circumstances would seem to be to send to Omaha an ex hibit of mineral, agricultural and hor ticultural products that- wHA._make the Indians and cacti a secondary attrac tion. Pensions were granted to Califor nians as follows: Original, special, May 1 (special act) —James J. Marcher, Rial. Restoration and increase—Hiram E. Fraley (dead,) La Crescenta, $6 to SB. Increase—James M. Kelley, Sol diers’ Home, Los Angeles, $8 to $lO. Reissue—Anton Mallachowitz, Soldiers’ Home, Los Angeles, SB. Original—Al exander Lindsey, San Francisco, $6; Marcus H. Davis, Riverside, SB. San Jose —Lillian Steffani, the young daughter of a groceryman here, ip be lieved to be at the point of dtahh as a result of being hit with a rock. She was on a south-bound train returning home from San Francisco. At Bur lingame, an excursion train carrying the electrical workers back to San Francisco was passed, and some one on the excursion train threw a rock into a car of the south-bound train, and Miss Steffani was hit on the tem ple. Sain Francisco —At Point Loma, near San Diego, the United Brotherhood, headed by Mrs. Tingley, is erecting a school for the purpose of educating Cubans in methods of self-support. It is proposed to receive and instruct young Cubans in relays of twenty-five, who are to be sent back home to im part their new ideas of thrift and lib erty to their fellow-countrymen. It is said that Santiago Maoeo, son of the famous Cuban soldier, will be one of the first pupils of the school. Governor Gage made the following appointments to the positions named: Adolph Greeninger, member of the board of managers of Agnews state asylum, vice Frank H. Gould. Trustees of the San Francisco state normal school —M. Cooney and Judge S. C. Denson, each four years; F. O. Hyde, three years; W. G. Jobson, two years, and H. G. W. Dinklespeil, one year. San Jose state normal school—Judge Frank Short, Fresno, and State Sena tor Frank J. Leavitt, Oakland, each four years; Assernblman George W. Pierce, Davisville, three years; Dr. H. C. Brown, San Jose, two years, and George Sweiger, San Jose, one year. COMING WEST. The President to Visit San Fran cisco. President McKinley proposes to make a tour of the west during his coming summer vacation. Arrange ments for the trip have not been per fected, but it is understood that he will go to San Francisco by the Southern Pacific route and return to this city on board a special train of the Northern Pacific, stopping en route at Yellowstone Park, and other points of interest He will leave about tho middle of July, and be gone probably six weeks. - FROM FOREIGN LANDS. A papal consistory will be held at Rome at the end of June for the nom ination of ten cardinals. Sixty suicides of persons unable to pay their rent occurred in Paris dur ing the week before last. Birmingham, Eng.—At a meeting of the committee of Birmingham Univer sity, a resolution was adopted accept ing the offer of Andrew Carnegie to donato £50,000 to the university. London—The Saturday Review claims to have particular information to the effect that the present lull in Spain will be short-lived, and that Don Carlos will soon submit his fortunes to a final issue. The divorce court in London is doing a rapidly increasing business. In 1898 there were 680 suits for divorce, an in crease of 25 per cent over the preced ing year. This year there are 720 pe titions for absolute divorce. London—According to a dispatch from Cairo to the Daily Mail, the di rector of the Egyptian museum has discovered the mummy of Thothmes I of the eighteenth dynasty, B. C., 1633, and three other mummies in gilt cof fins. Washington—The state department has been informed that the Duke of Arcos will present his credentials to the President as Minister of Spain early in June, and that Hon. Bellamy Storer will be received by the Queen Regent of Spain at the same time. Kingston, interpellated the government, as to whether it intends to take steps to urge upon the imperial government the ne cessity of securing American reciproc ity before it is too late. The reply was that the government would do so. HINES AND MINING. GOLD FROM PERRIS. The New Era of Perris, Riverside county, Cal., says that from January 1, 1899, to April 22, say three months and twenty-tvro days, Hook Bros., mer chants in Perris, have shipped to Los Angeles gold bricks valued at $12,900. This is an excellent showing consider ing, as states the New Era, that all that gold “has been abstracted from the tailings from the Good Hope and Santa Rosa mines. The tailings, which at one time were considered of no value, are now put through the cyanide process, and up to Monday the amount of gold obtained is as above stated. At each of the above mines there are thousands of tons of tailings still to be put through the process, and it is estimated that the yield of gold from them will not fall short of $100,000.” At Kingman, Ariz., it is stated that Los Angeles parties have purchased the lowa mine from Swikard & Gross. MORE GOLD DISCOVERIES. Rich Finds Reported on Snake and Koyukuk Rivers. San Francisco—The Examiner prints a story regarding th? new gold discov eries at Point Nome, in Alaska, which its advices declare to exceed in rich ness those of the. Klondike. The strike is on the Snake river and its tribu taries, about twenty miles back from Cape Nome, and 120 miles from St. Michael, just outside the St. Michael military reservation of the United States government. The mines are all in American territory. Reports from miners on the ground say that it is only six feet to bedrock, and the ground is alleged to pay from the surface. A stampede from Dawson to the new gold field is predicted. Leon Sloss of the Alaska Commercial com pany points out the fact that these dig gings seem to be in a well-defined belt, which takes in the Klondike country, the Forty Mile and Circle City mines, the Koyukuk strikes, and passes on through the Snake river region into Siberia. Rich finds are also reported on the Koyukuk river, one of the northern tributaries 1 of the Yukon. These are also on American soil. STRIKE OF MOLYBDENUM. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer prints a special from Chelan, Wash., an nouncing the discovery of some de posits of molybdenum in that dis trict. The dispatch states that the "molybdenum is massive—from the size of one’s fist to that of a ten-quart pail. Lying imbedded in this is white quartz, carrying free gold and silver, assaying SB. All this is on the surface and may be traced readily the length of the claim. On the same property is an eight-foot ledge of white quartz bearing free gold, and here, also, are found deposits of other metal.” GENERAL NEWS ITEMS News of the State, Nation and the World When somebody invents a wireless telephone system then we’ll all talk. The Texas state senate has passed Anally its anti-trust bill. The beef board referee appears to have decided it “no contest.” ■ Wouldn’t it be awful if Admiral Dewey concluded to stay at Manila? In Chicago those who do not boil their drinking water are known as immunes. Funston likes to read Kipling, and he is just the kind of man Kipling likes to write about. The senate of Lansing, Mich., passed an income tax bill, which provides for a tax of one-fourth of 1 per cent on all incomes of SIOOO and upward. Some punster should arise and say that every time the Twentieth Kansas regiment reaches a river in the Philip pines it doesn’t even wait for the or der, “Company, fall in!” Ex-President Harrison has accepted the place of honorable president of the general members of the Ecumenical Conference on Foreign Missions to be held in New York next year. At a-meeting of the Commercial club at Albuquerque, N. M., a committee was appointed to extend an invitation to the Roosevelt Rough Riders to hold their Arst annual reunion in that city. Even the churches seem to have been drawn into the current of com bination now sweeping over the world. It is queer to hear of a church trust, but that is what is in process of in cubation in New York city. Muscogee, I. T- —The Seminolo burn ing and kidnapping cases, in which there are thirty defendants for kidnap ing and afterward burning at the stake Lincoln McGelsey and Palmer Sampson, Seminole Indians, are on trial here. Washington—The war department has issued the usual order providing for observance by the army of Me morial Day, May 30, at all army posts and stations, by displaying of Aags at half-mast, a national salute and musi cal program. President Michael C. Murphy of the Board of Health has begun an active campaign against all persons whom he considers to come under the head of “faith cures,” and has issued a letter to the chief sanitary superintendent with regard to these persons. Lewiston, Me.—The Democrats of the Second Congressional District nominated by acclamation John Scott of Bath as a candidate for' the va cancy caused by the death of Nelson Dingley. Mr. Scott delivered an ad dress endorsing Bryan and the Chi cago platform. A Havana cablegram says that more than seven hundred Cuban stevedores are out on a strike, and the work on ships in the harbor is being done by Chinese under police guard. The steve dores had been receiving 25 cents an hour, and are striking for an increase of 10 cents. Many vessels are delayed by the strike. Washington—The navy department has elected a successor to Admiral Dewey to command the Asiatic station. Orders have been issued detaching Rear Admiral Watson from command of the Mare Island navy yard and or dering him to report to Admiral Dewey at Manila to relieve that officer when he feels that he can be spared. St. Louis—The arrest of tnree men who admit they handled some of the alleged fraudulent paper, develops what appears to be a gigantic swindle in school warrants with the name of the president and clerk of School Dis trict No. 2, St. Clair county, 111., op posite St. Louis, were repeatedly forged. The sum of the alleged fraud ulent transactions will aggregate at least $30,000, and may reach $60,000. Manila The First regiment Ne braska volunteer infantry is taking the unusual step of respectfully petition ing the division commander, Maj.- Gen. MacArthur, to temporarily re lieve them at the front. The regi ment is badly exhausted by the cam paign, in which it has taken an active part, and not many more than 300 men of the organization are at present fit for duty. On Sunday last 160 men of this regiment responded to the sick call. CAMPAIGNING IN LUZON. Report of Brig.-Gen. H. G. Otis Given to the Public. Washington—Adjt.-Gen. Corbin has made public the official report of Brig.- Gen. Harrison Gray Otis, commanding the First brigade, Second division, Eighth army corps, giving the details of the brigade’s operations in the Island of Luzon from the Ist to the 31st of March. The brigade partici pated with the Second division, under Maj.-Gen. Arthur MacArthur, in the movement against Malolos, which oc cupied seven days of marching and fighting. The report is dated Malolos, Bulacan (Luzon), April 2, 1899, and in conclusion says in part: “Thus, after an arduous and bril liant campaign by the Second division, supported by other troops, lasting seven days and involving frequent combats, numerous casualties among our troops, and heavy losses by the enemy; Malolos, the recent capital of the so-called Filipino revolutionary government, fell before the American arms. “I have undertaken to describe in this report only the part taken by my own brigade in the successful operations resulting in the city’s cap ture and the dispersion of the rebel army defending it. “It is my grateful privilege to again highly commend the conduct of the officers and men of my command throughout the campaign. They have shown in an eminent degree the qual ities of good soldiers: Obedience, dis cipline, endurance, courage, steadiness, patriotism and the most magnificent ardor in battle. The regimental com manders, Col. Harry C. Kessler, First Montana Infantry; Col. Frederick Funston, Twentieth Kansas infantry, and Maj. W. A. Kobbe, commanding two battalions of the Third United States artillery (serving as infantry), have again proved in actual field ser vice their capacity and fitness for their responsible posts and their fitness and gallantry under fire. I again recom mend them, and each of them, for such special mark of distinction as the commanding general and the war de partment may be pleased to confer upon them ‘on their merits.’ “It is my grevious task to have to report that the casualties of the bri gade during the seven jlays’ opera tions particularly described in this re port aggregated 136 in killed and wounded, thus swelling the brigade’s total casualties in battle since the out break of the rebellion to 285, or con siderably more than 10 per cent of the average effective strength of the com mand actually engaged in the cam paign from first to last.” [The report states in the outset,that in the earlier operations the brigade included, besides the regiments named, the Tenth Pennsylvania infantry (six companies), commanded by Col. A. L. Hawkins, but shortly before the march on Malolos began -this regiment was transferred, for (tactical reasons, to Hale’s brigade, the Second, of the same division. Up to the date of Brig.- Gen. Otis’ report, April 2d, the casual ties in the entire Eighth army corps had reached 1100 in killed and wound ed. By April 28, according to the eables of Maj.-Gen. E. S. Otis, they had in creased to 1300, and since then they must have reached about 1500. As to the effective strength of tne brigade in this campaign, the report says, after mentioning the transfer, to the Second brigade, of the Tenth Pennsylvania regiment: “This left the First brigade with an effective strength on the fighting line on the morning of March 25, of 2184 officers and men. The number of ef fectives on March 26 was 2037; and this small number was further reduced from iay to day by casualties in the several combats which took place dur ing the advance on the rebel capital.”] NEW YORK WINS. It is Almost Certain That New York Wins and the Pacific Coast Will Not Have a Chance to Extend the First Greetings to Our Manila Heroes. Washington—" Send Olympia’s mail to B. F. Stevens, No. 4 Trafalgar Square, London, England,” was the no tice given out at the navy department. This is the first formal indication that the famous flagship is coming home immediately. Upon inquiry it was as certained that Secretary Long had ca bled Admiral Dewey permission to re turn at once to the United States. He has been relieved of the obligation of remaining at Manila until the Philippine commission completes its work. He is not even required to await the cessa tion of hostilities, but may start home ward at once. The notice posted at the navy department indicates that the Olympia will not remain long enough to receive the next outward mail. Mr. Stevens referred to is the navy depart ment’s agent at London to distribute all of the mail for United States war ships in European waters, so he will see to it that the Olympia receives her mail as soon as she passes the Suez Canal. It is estimated at the navy depart ment that Dewey will reach the Unit ed States in time for a national demon stration on the Fourth of July next. The Olympia will not come under full steam, but nevertheless she should make the run to the United States in about fifty-five days from Manila. That she is to come to New York is nearly certain, as shown by the following re sponse made by Secretary Long to the urgent messages of invitation to Dew ey from Mayor Van Wyck of New York. It may be stated that this was sent before the notice was sent to Dewey that he might come home at once: Navy Department, Washingtdn—Sir: I am in receipt of your telegram with regard to the return of Admiral Dewey and expressing a desire that he arrive first in tne country at New York. The time of his return has not been fixed, and the department has taken no oth er action than to authorize his return whenever the condition of the peace commission shall permit As to the route he shall take in returning, the department is inclined to leave that to him. He has served with great abil ity and must necessarily feel so much the effect of his arduous lahors in a trying climate and under trying cir cumstances that the department is dis posed to let him govern himself in this respect largely by the considera tion of his own personal convenience and wish. It is understood, however, that Admiral Dewey will elect to re turn to New York. Very respectfully, JOHN D. LONG, Secretary. Hon. Robert Van Wyck, Mayor. ANGRY JACKIES. They Want Transportation to Their Homes. New York—There are hundreds of angry Jack Tars on the cruiser Buf falo, just in from Manila byway of the Suez canal. They all enlisted at San Francisco, and their grievance is on the question of transportation home. There is some question about the gov ernment providing it, and the men are making angry protest to the navy department. They are nearly all west erners, and shipped at San Francisco on the Monterey, Boston, Baltimore and Charleston. Admiral Dewey has 600 over time men to send, and as 500 of them had shipped on the Atlantic coast, it was deemed advisable to send them all by way of Suez to New York. It is as serted that the men who are now com plaining, in their anxiety to get home, waived transportation. The men are all veterans of the war, and there will be a disposition at the navy de partment to treat them with every consideration. The new mining law of the state of Washington will go into effect on the Bth of June; that is, the constitutional limitation of ninety days after the ad journment of the legislature, which occurred March 9.