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rm PPMCB DBS MOINES . ^ t »™ 4 T, VM A. WEDNESDAY JANUA£I-B 1899 THE NEWS IN IOWA GEOLOGICAL REPORT. During The coun- were STATE 8«t«n Counties the *enr 1898. DCS Moines dispatch: Samuel Calvin, state geologist, has made his report to the state geological board. ties surveyed during the year Carroll, Humboldt, Hard in, Dubuque, Storv, Cednr, Muscatine. AH these, except Hardin, Dtlbuque and Cedar, will be included in this years report. Scott county, surveyed last year, will be included in the same report. lie counties surveyed and mapped by the surrey are: Allamftkee, Appnnoose, Boone, Buchanan, Carroll, Cedar, Cerro Gofdo, Dallas, Decntur, Delaware, Des Moiflps, Dubuque, Guthrie, Hardin, Humboldt, Johnson, Jones, Keokuk, Lee, Linn, Madison, Mabaska, Marshall, Montgomery, Muscatine, Plymouth, Polk. Scott, Story, Van Burcn, Warren, Washington, Woodbury. These aggregate 18.MC square miles. The plans for the next year's work include an entirely new feature-the study of soils, including mechanical nnd chemical analysis, to ascertain the rtal agricultural value of the soils in every part of the state, determining what is best for various purposes. The samples will be collected by the field workers, and the chemical analysis will be made by Professor J. B. Wceras, of the State Agricultural College. Reports have already been collected in the counties worked during 1898. DEsMoiNFA Jan.. 1?..— The directors of the Iowa Agricultural society revised the premium list fo» the next state fair, cutting out some minor classes and rrdding to the premiums offered in some of the more important classes. The plan of selling an exhibitor's ticket for S3.40, good for six admissions and allowing the holder to enter all the articles for premiums he desires, was adopted. The chief attraction this year will be a comparative exhibit of the agricultural implements in use fifty years ago nnd those now in use. A large collection of the old-time farmers' tools will be secured and placed alongside those of the present day. It was decided not to open the grounds on Sunday, though it has always been the custom to open the grounds but not the buildings. The sum of 87,500 was appropriated for speed prizes and the whole subject left with tfie superintendent of that department, C. E. Cameron, of Alta. _ Ri-ELECTEb W. F. HARRIMAN. Wetting of the State AfcflonHnritl A*»oel- ntlon nt He* Maine*. DES MoiNf*. Jan. 12.— The Iowa Agricultural Society held its business meeting yesterday and elected officers. President W. F. Hnrriman in his nh- ntial address favored the erection of a stock pavilion on the state fairgrounds in which to hold stock sales the year around. Secretary P. L. Fowler road* his annual leport. He declared that » ever y citizen should be interested in and assist in the effort being made by the maize propaganda to increase the use of corn in foreign countries," and added: "Our legislature will probably be asked to appropriate funds to assist in this matter at the Paris exposition, and we doubt not that it would be a paying investment for all interested in the production of that cereal to give it financial aid." A resolution providing for the election of one director from each congressional district nnd one from Des Moines. reported by a mnjority of the committee on resolutions, was laid over till the nextnn- nunl meeting. President W. F. Hnr- riman, of Hampton, Vice-President R. J. Johnson, of Humboldt. and Treasurer G. D. Ellyson, of DCS Moines, were re-elected without opposition. The directors elected are: J. P. Manatrey, Fnirfield; C. E. Cameron, Aitn; Dan Sheehan, Osage; A. L. Plummer, Ivy, Polk county; W. W. Morrow, Alton; John Howatt, Clinton. Dr,s MOINES, Jan. 13.—The board of directors of the State Agricultural society elected George IT. Van Ilouten, of Lenox, Taylor county, secretary. The acting secretary, Phil Fowler, of Des Moines, and Gicl McFnll, of Oskaloosa, were candidates. The entire day was taken up in the balloting. Mr. Vim Honten will resign us secretary of the State Horticultural society. ALL OVER THE WORLD DINGLEY PASSES AWAY. The Noted Maine ConRreismnn Dies of WASHINGTON, Jan. 14.—lion. Nelson Dingley, ot Maine, leader of the republican side on the floor of the house of representatives and representing the Second congressional district of Maine in that body, died here last night at 10:30 o'clock of heart failure, resulting from extreme weakness due to pneumonia. He was unconscious during most of the day and death came quietly while he slept. To within a few hours of his death, the family firmly believed, as it has throughout his illness, that Mr. Dingley would recover, and it was only when it became apparent that he was dying that its members gathered nt his bedside. Mr. Dingley was born in Durmab, Androscoggin county, Maine, February 15, 1832. He entered the legislature of that state at the age of 29, became speaker in 1863. was governor in 187475 nnd » member of congress since 1881. PHILIPPINE CABLE. JUDGE ROTHRO.CK DEAD. He SMALLPOX IN IOWA. a Cnse— Seymour, Wayne County, Has Others Near There. DES MOINES. Jan. 13.—Smallpox has broken out in Wayne county. At Seymour there is one case reported nnd five about six miles from the town. It is thought the disease was brought there from Omaha. Dr. Kennedy, of the state board of health, received a telegram from the mayor of Seymour giving the information and requesting that a member of the board be sent down to investigate and assist in quarantining the cases. The secretary directed him to notify Dr. McKiveen, of Sheridan, who is a member of the board, and he would go there and investigate the cases. SELL THEIR ROAD. Served on tho .Jown Supreme Bench Twenty-one Yen™. CEDAR RAPIDS, Jan. 10.—Ex-Chief Justice James II. Rothroek died at his home in Cedar Rapids Satntday after a lingering ill-ness, of degeneration of the heart. He was one of the best Icnown men in the state of Iowa, hav- ingbeen nine years on the district bench nnd twenty-one years on the supreme bench of the state. He resigned from the Iowa supreme court in December, 189C, and expected to enter into active practice of law with his son at Cedar Rapids. But his health soon failed, and much of the time since then has been spent in travel. Last winter was spent at Excelsior Spring's. He was in good health during the summer but with the approach of cold weather he again grew worse and finally took to his bed from which he never arose. His opinions arc contained in sixty-one volumes of Iowa reports. Gen. Greely Is Taut Completing Arrnnee- mentH For It. WASHINGTON, Jan. 10.— Gen. Greely, chief signal officer, has gone to New York to look after the execution of contracts for a supply of ocean cable for tho Philippines. Arrangements are coming along rapidly, and General Greely expects that within one month at least his specially chartered cable- ship will have started from San Francisco for the Philippines, carryiny cable which is to connect the principal islands of the northern group with the American headquarters at Manila. One of the first links to be supplied will be a line between Manila and lloilo. The islands first to be connected with Manila will be Mindora, Masbnte, Samar and Leite. Later on the cable may be extended to the Sulu archipelago. ASK WILDMAN FOR MONEY. GREAT DANGER BESETS ILOILO RepoitS -any the Filipino Jn»ni-fi;ent» Are In A Desperate Mood. Manila dispatch: Colonel Potter, the special emissary of General Otis, between Manila and lloilo, has arrived with dispatches from the latter point. The situation when he left there wns practically unchanged. The streets were barricaded and it was reported that the principal buildings have been "kerosened." Wie insurgents having threatened to destroy the whole business section by fire at the first shot of bombardment. The banks were shipping their treasures to the United States transport Newport and other vessels. The family of the American vice-consul has gone on board the Newport. Colonel Potter reports thnt President McKinley's proclamation had to be typewritten aboard ship, as the printers on shore declined to do the work, and, when the text of the proclamation was read to them, ridiculed the notion that conciliation wns possible. Privates Hnrry Silvey and Frar.k Kirkpatrick, of the Sixth U. S. artillery, while guarding a water boat astern the Newport, were attacked by the natives of the crew. Private Silvey's skull was fractured, fatally, and Private Kirkpatrick fell overboard but escaped with a flesh wound. The United States gunboat Petrel has arrived at lloilo, and Colonel Potter reports that the United States troops will probably land on Guinmnras island, about midway between the island of Panay nnd the island of Negros, where a camp will be established. Germans Are Not Agiilndt tin. BERLIN, Jan. 16.—In nn interview with a correspondent ot the Associated Press United States Ambassador White said tho relations between the United States and Germany are cordial and reciprocal and that the feeling in America against Germany is unwarranted. He says the Germans have no desire to espouse the cause of insurgents or Spaniards in the east, and thinks the meat question will be amicably settled. WAR WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT .NQO.RY. ]3 ._Mr. Tilden, rare. woman told nurse on the Senacn cribed as the .,.„ company, 'testified to the iroti^,nf;~- -'HEE5i=;;s experience as a heretofore des- borror'shlp." With the criucu «-j ' , i. pe f ex- exception of a s^.^^,,^ for tract there was nothing on the sick. There was a lack instruments. WASHINGTON, Jan. 13.--.ine "-™'s^t;:"irr.s.- yesterday by General Eng'an, who, appearing pcctcdly, ^ most of the al,,gat,ons the beef issues in the war arraigned General Miles, the army. He rend testi vig- mnn'ling ihony lie v from a large written statement denied the numerous statements of the General Miles, and charged thnt Jntter's testimony constituted se^ele reflections on the commanding gen- evals of the expeditions and referred to him as "this same commanding general, Nelson A. Miles," and said who- em- em the called WILL CELEBRATE AGAIN. Filipinos at HOUR Konjc Sny They Loft It. With Him for Siifo-kcoplngr. HONG KONG, Jan. 15.—Fedoro, Sand- ico, Vito, lUlartino, Arcadia, Del Rozario, CSallamo and Apacible, members of the Filipino junta, demand the return of 847,000 (Mexican) deposited with United States Consul 11. Wild man in this city on June 3 last, and also the cost of their suit. The writ contains no particulars, but the Filipinos allege that the money was handed to Consul Wildman for safe custody when arrangements were made to cooperate with the Americans in the Philippines. EAGAN CENSURED Have Boone Tnlley Railroad Secured by the niarehiUltovrn & Dakota Company. BOONK, Jan. 13.—The Boone Valley Coal & Railroad Company have sold all the right of way and what road they have laid from Frazer to Frazer Junction to the Marshalltown & Dakota Railroad Company. The Mar- Bhalltown & Dakota execute a mortgage on the same company in the Illinois Trust & Savings Bank of Chicago for $40,000. The Boone Valley Coal & Railroad Compa'ny execute a mortgage to the same bank for §4"),000, which pives the Boone Valley Coal & Railroad Company a. sinking fund of 885,000. • Open Joint Rate Matter. DES MOINES, J^n. 14.—The whole question of joint .-.ices, one of the most serious problems related to railroad transportation that has been raised in recent years, is involved in a ease that will come before the commissioners on February 1. Frank T. Campbell is chief counsel for the complainants, who declare that it is their purpose of opening up the whole subject and opening it wide. They claim that through this discussion they will show how thoroughly the producers of Iowa are-at present held nt the mercy of the transportation companies, and will prove that to all practical purposes there is no such thing as competition in transportation. Chili-Bed WJtli Burglary, i DES MOINKS, Jan. 13.—Robert O'Callaghan was arrested on suspicion of being one of the parties who burglarized the safe at the state university recently, securing nearly S500. O'Callaghan denies having been nt Jowa City, but says he was in Chicago several days. The arrest was made upon telegraphic order from Marshal Cleland, of Iowa City. Sale of Revenue Stamp*. KEOKUK, Jan. ll.—Tlie sale' of internal revenue stamps in the city of Keo- Ijulf for t/he six inontbs between July 8, when the law went into effect, and December 31, 1899. amounted- to $15,- jfjJ3,?7. This is exclusive of licenses to various houses of public entertainment age) classes of business, and includes only actual internal revenue stamps by Pepxity Cp'lector McBIroy. »fi»tl» In tlie f Mrtj-nlntlU. JIAV4N4, Jan. 11.—General Brooke Iowa's Dollar Dally Will Soon 35,000 Circulation. DES MOINES, Jan. 10.—That wonder among western newspapers, the Des Moines Daily News, celebrated last March its attaining to 20,000 circulation. It has since added over 4,000 names to its list, and is preparing to hold a 2!),000 celebration. The Daily News is the only dollar daily in the world. Its price is $1 a year, 7!i cents for six months, 50 cents for three months, 25 cents a month member of the Associated publishes all the news in form, includiinr markets. It is a Press and condensed Transfer of IJankruptcy Stock. DUIIUQUE, Jan. 14.—Judge Shiras rendered a decision in regard to the seizure of bankrupt property that has passed to third hands. The case is that of Charles Rockwood, alleged bankrupt, who transferred certain property to Mary Boehlin. The judge says: "As I construe the law, it does not authorize the court to issue a warrant to the marshal to take property away from the possess'on of a third party, who holds it under a claim of right to title." Fratricide In Fayette County. WEST UNION, Jan. 14.—At their home near Elgin, John and Samuel fc.teiner, farmers, and Andrew Hunsberger. a neighbor, became involved in a drunken quarrel. Samuel shot and instantly killed his brother, John. The murderer gave himself up. Iowa Woman On Trial for Murder. MASON CITY, Jan. 13.—The trial of Mrs. Lottie Hughes for the murder of her husband is in progress. The state will try to prove that the prisoner was in love with Jesse Goude and that she. poisoned her husband in order to be free to marry Gondn. IOWA CONDICNSICI). V 1 * £•'<?. Three men lost their lives a few nights ago in a terrible accident that occurred at Chnutauqua, on the Rock Island railroad. The dead are: William Taylor, engineer; John Colwell, fireman; W. J. Stone, fireman. C. A. Gould was injured. Two freight trains crashed together at that place. The extra was supposed to bo sidetracked at that town, but through some mistake the trains met. The Farmers' Bank, of Inwood, was cobbed a few nights ago of §2,000, The vault was entered and the safe blown open with dynamite. The wprk was evidently done by profe* sionals. ,It is supposed the robbers Entered the town an4 left on a ea,v, Frank Fisk, county auditor of Jasper county, died at Newton recently from the effects of poison administered with suicidal intent, it is presumed. He was discovered in his room ovoi the First Js'aiional bank about 10 i , , .„ , ., .T o'clock n. in., but all efforts to save has beeu informed. 9* the deatjh. oflyan h | w prowd vain. Despondency is Stf Company G, Fprty-nlwtb,- »«ppc$ed. to be the ouly fiuse for , ftppepdicitis. 4 J acl. ' ii. For UslnR Intemperate Language Against General Miles* WASHINGTON, Jan. 14.—The war investigating commission yesterday passed a resolution of censure against General Eagan for the language he used when he appeared to answer charges against the co nmissary branch of the army by General Miles and returned to him the typewritten statement he left with thec9tnunission after rending it to that body. With it was sent a. letter explaining the reasons for this action and a copy of the resolution of censure. Will He a Protectorate. PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 13.—In an address which had been submitted to President McKinley for his approval, President Magill, of Swarthmore College, said it was the intention of the administration to preserve the peace and maintain a protectorate over the Philippines until the natives can govern themselves, following the pledge made regarding Cuba. lie said "we should make no promises as to the duration of the protectorate which we would establish and maintain over these incipient natives, but leave it to timennd the evolution of the peoples concerned." Roosevelt iu>;l Army Iteef. WASHINGTON, Jan. 14.—Governor Roosevelt has written a letter to General Miles in which he declares that :he canned roast beef was practically worthless. At the best it was tasteless, at the worst it was nauseating. There was also a quantity of beef in quarters put on board his transport at Tampa, which wns fitted by some process to withstand tropical heat. It at once became putrid and smelted so that it had to be disposed of for fear of creating disease. Otis Controls Philippine Situation. MANILA, Jan. 14.—The situation here isundoubtedly critical, but Major General Otis has it well in hand and there is no such certainty of trouble as many believe. The rebels are concentrated on the outskirts of the town and their leaders have issued strict orders that they shall act only on the defensive. An accident might precipitate trouble, but the idea of a rebel attack upon Manila is ridiculous, as the Americans absolutely control the position. Can Easily Tnke Hollo. MANILA, Jan. 16.—The American troops remain at lloilo, their transports being anchored close to the town. They could take the place in twenty minutes if the order was given. The pro-republic press of the Filipinos continue to publish inflammatory articles against annexation to the United States. The general situation is unchanged. Aguinaldo has ordered his army to act on the defensive only. Naval Governor for Gu«m. WASHINGTON, Jan. 16.—Secretary Long has ordered Captain Leary, at present commanding the San Francisco, to proceed to the island of Guam ana assume the duties of naval governor of the new acquisition. He will carry with him a proclamation to the natives, informing them of the designs of the United States government towards them in precisely the terms employed in the case of the acquisition of • Porto Kico. San Jnan Officials Resign. SAN JUAN, Porto Ilico, Jan. 15.—The mayor and the entire city council have resigned, This action, they assert, was taken because of their inability to raise sufficient funds under the present tariff. They are not satisfied with the so-called abrupt commands of military government nnd besides allege that they have insufficient liberty. There is, however, noill feeling. The Peace Treaty Reported. WASHINGTON, Jan. 13.—The senate committee on foreign relations adopted Senator Davis's report on the peace treaty favorably without amendment. Senator Davis was instructed to press the treaty upon the attention of the senate with a view to securing as early action as possible. Chottte Named for AmlwsBiulor. WASHINGTON, Jan. 13.—The president has nominated Joseph II. Choate, of New York, to be ambassador to Great Britain. nil KY IT IKS. ever called the beef furnished balmed" beef was "a liar." In course of Ins interview, Eagan General Miles the "liar who l,e< in his throat, lied In his heart nnd lied in every part of his body; who pcrpetra ted a gross scandal; who should be drummed out of the service and irn prisoned; and who would be by every honest man and barred bj every club." He characteri/el his in terviews as "filth." WASHINGTON, Jan. 14.— Gen. Leon arc Wood, military governor of Santiago Cuba, wns a witness before the wa investigating commission yesterday His testimony bore on the genera condition of the island. He openec with the statement that never in the history of any country had there been so successful^ campaign with so small a loss of life. He praised the quality ot' beef furnished the army, and said that, except for some cnns thnt were tainted, and consequently thrown away, the beef wns of good quality and he had used it both in war and in his own family. FIFTY-FIFTH CONGRESS. SENATE. Washington, Jan. lO.-T'.ie time was aken up by two addresses on the Vest nti-extiansion resolution. Hoar supported t renlvinf? to an address of Platt, of Con- ecttcut after which Platt again spoke in pposition to the resolution, lIOt'SE The house reversed the decision of the ommittee of the whole when the civil service appropriation was stricken out and mrtedthe appropriation b * a^™* 8 °' U» o W i The legislative, executive and j,,-> dicinl appropriation bill was then passed. SEN ATtt. Washington, Jan. 10.—Mason, of Illinois, occupied the attention of the senate for le-irlv an Hour and a half with a speech n support of his resolution declaring that the United States will never attempt to vern the people of any country without sneir consent. In many respects the seech wns one of the most notable utter- anccVin the senate thus far this session, rr wii several minutes after the conclusion of tlie speech before the senate could pro- nppd with its business on account of the confusion incident to the congratulations which many of Mnson's eolle isues hasten- c «toex"enutohim. The Nicaragua canal bill was discussed by Tin-ley, of Tennessee, who opposed the pcnduier measure. An ,, CT rBp m p.nt was reached to consider the minutes to THIRTEEN PERSONS KILLED. Head-end Collision on tlifl Lchlgh Valley Koiul. New York dispatch: By a head-end collision between two passenger trains of the Lehigh Valley railroad, at West Dunellen, N. J., thirteen persons were killed and over twenty-five injured. There had been a freight wreck on one of the two tracks of the road early in the day and trains had been compelled to proceed over the one track. Traffic had become delayed and the train dispatcher finally gave permission to a delayed train to pass out. It had scarcely started on iis journey when an excursion train. Inden with 400 people, came around the curve. The blame attaches to the dispatcher. Dr. Brnkely, of Dunellen, was one of the first to the scene. He said: "We got into the overturned ear and groped among the debris for the dead. Teeth, arms, brains, splintered wood and twisted iron were mixed up in an indescribable mass. The wounded, most of them suffering from broken legs, were all jammed together at the rear end. The dead we got out piecemeal. Among the ruins we found a baby about 4 months old, without clothes. The baby was still alive and a careful eiraminntion showed it hud sustained only a bruise on the head." FILIPINOS ARE UNYIELDING. agreement was bill on Tuesday with fifteen discuss such amendments. The house devoted its undivided att«m- tion a"am today to the bill for the codification of the criminal laws of Alaska, and when adjournment was hud all but ten pages of'the bill had been disposed of. SENATE. Washington, Jan. 1.1.—Allen offered a resolution declaring thnt aggressive action by the army and navy of tne United States against the Philipn'nes would bo an act of war unwarranted by the president and the exercise of constitutional powers vested exclusively in confess. Uudover. Bacon offered a resolution declaring that the United States did not wa<?o war with Spain for conquest and declaring that when a stable independent government •shall have been erected in the Philippines the United States will transfer to said eovernment upon reasonable terms all rights secured under tho cession by Spam. Fonikor created a sensation by making a speech in opposition to Vest's anti-expansion resolution, in which he declared that the United States has power to acquire territory by conquest and to as -ume the rcsponsibU.tics that may accrue therefrom, but strongly asserting that the acquisition of the Philippines was temporary in character Davis gave notice he would ask the senate to take up the peace treaty tomorrow. The house completed and passed the bill for the codification of the criminal laws of Alaska, upon which it has been working intermittently for a week. An amendment was adopted providing for a high license system in the territory with a species of local option. Depew Nominated. AI.UANY, N. Y., Jan. 14. — Cbauncey M. Depew was unanimously nominated for United States senator by the republican caucus. The early Persian Jaw was a good deal like some criminal court's interpretation of the modern law. Thn first offense for murder jyas not punishable, It is said that a private soldier found in a street at Omdurraan the letter which Gordon wrote to the Mahdiin answer to the demand for retreat or surrender, The letter has been extutuiml by all the ablest experts and is pronounced to be in Gordon's liiindwritiiig. As might be ex< peeled. nU Idea ot surrender is scouted, the Maluli SB reminded of his In the fight between McCoy nnd Sharkey the latter won in the 10th round. President McKinley a few days nominated Charlemagne Tower, of Pennsylvania, now minister to Austria, to be amb assador to Russia, and Addison C. Harris, of Indiana, to be minister to Austria. Washington dispatch: Secretary Wilson has ordered Chemist Wiley, of the department of agriculture, to purchase canned meat in the open market here, the products of the same concerns as furnished it to the government during the war, and after identifying such purchases as the product of the same parties that supplied the army expeditions, to make analysis of the cans' contents to determine if they were treated with chemicals. This action o-n the part of Secretary Wilson is wholly voluntary. The inquiry is now in progress, and prompt publicity will be given the results. Department officials are confident that tho beef as furnished under the contracts was wholesome and pure. A correspondent nt Manila says: "There was an important conference between duly authorized American and 'Filipino committees at the instance of Aguinaldo, The latter appointed General Flores, Colonel Acquilles and Senor Torres. Major General Otis appointed General Hughes, Colonel Smith, of the California regiment, and Judge Advocate Crowder, General Otis said the purpose of the conference was a mutual understanding Situation In the Philippines Continues Quite SerlouH. MANILA, Jan. 13.—The situation nt lloilo is unchanged. The Filipinos are unceasingly active day and night. They loaded some lighters with rock and sank them at the entrance of the river, blocking the channel for all vessels, with the exception of launches. The lights have been extinguished. Order, however, is maintained with severity, and offenders are promptly shot. One of the Arizona's boats, manned by soldiers, wnsciirried by the ebb tide to Quimuracs island, and while attempting to land there nrmed natives assembled on tho beauh and compelled the Americans to retire. The Filipinos refuse to have any deal ings with the Americans. Vegetables are not obtainable, business is suspend jd. and the warehouses are full of rotting- sugar. Carnegie OfTorg ft I.lhrury. WASHINGTON, Jan. j4.—Andrew Carnegie has offered to give 8250,000 to erect a building for a public library for Washington provided congress will furnish a site and provide" suitable maintenance, not less than 810,000 per annum. Steps will be taken at once to secure the needed legislation. TtuttltiHlilpu l.uuv,, r,!iim. LIMA, Jan. 33.—Tlie United States battleships Iowa ami Ore-run, the collier Justin and tlie supplv shin Celtic have sailed from this uor't. The Iowa and Celtic have gone to San Francisco the other vessels to Honolulu and Manila. Washington, Jan. 12.—The senate passed a resolution extending thanks to Clara Barton and the officers of the Red Cross society for their beneficent work in Armenia and Cuba, passe.l sixteen unimportant bills, and then went into executive session to consider the peace treaty. A motion by Berry to consider the treaty in open session was debated at length without action. Senators Hale nnd Hoar announced themselves us determined to vote against the treaty. HOUSE The house today p-.iSRed the diplomatic and consular appropriation bill without amendment. During the general debate two set speeches were made against imperialism by Messrs. Carmuclc and Gaines of Tennessee. SENATE. Washington, Jan. 18.—McLaurin tools strong grounds in a carefully prepared speech against a policy of expansion by tiiis country. Sulliver and Pasco, of Florida, discussed the pending Nicaragua canal bill, tho former supporting it and the latter opposing it. AUi«on called up tho Indian appropriation bill and the reading of the measure was begun. Gray offered a resolution extending the thanks of congress to Helen Gould and authorizing the presentation of a ftold medal to her. Allen offered a resolution for the appointment of a committee of five to investigate tho war. HOUSE. The house to-day entered upon the consideration of the naval personnel bill. It developed much less opposition than was anticipated, and the indications are that it will have a large majority when it is placed upon its passage to-morrow. Washington, Jan. 14.—Hoar introduced the following: Resolved, the people of the Philippine Islands of a right ought to be free and independent; that they are absolved from all allegiance to the Spanish crown and that all political connection between them and Spain is and ought to be totally dissolved and they therefore have full power to do all acts and things which independent states may of right do ; that it is their r'lTht to institute a new government for themselves, laying tho foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such foi'in as to them shall seom most likely to effect, their safety and happiness; and that with those rights the people of the United States do not propose to interfere. Senator Hoar asked to have it adopted immediately, but on objection it went over. Allen advocated the passage of his resolution for un investigation of the war. He had no confidence in the "Ahror relief com- j mission" now conductine-the investigation. Spoonor took Allen to task for discrediting the report of the conrnission in advance. .Senator Hale offered a resolution on the ! death of Congressman Dingley and delivered an eulogy. The resolution was j adopted and th^ senate adjourned. HOUSE. After prayer, in which the chaplain j made eloquent reference to the services of Dinploy, Boutelle made announcement of tho death of his calluugua and offered reso- j Intions providing for a tuneral in the hull i of the house Monday and for a committee to accompany the remains to Maine. [ Adjauriied, of the policies, aims and desires of the people of the United dotnsrs pmd his destruction at the States and of the Philippines. There hftu,dsoJS!ngljsh, soldiers is prophesied, , was ft frank fltecu&siou." In parts of Cuba two crops of tobacco are raised every year. A polite Chinaman considers it a breach of etiquette to wear spectacles in company. ' e Thread made from the web of a spi der is much lighter and stronger than that which comes from 'the silkworm In Chalais-Meudon, France, Uieir is ' , factory wherein Bp -, dei . thread is made | Ihe spiders arc arranged in dozens before a .eel, which withdraws the deli, cat* threads. Hack sp i dei . , ld f twenty to forty yarn- <ind wl t supply is extracted the 'insect i" i teased, its o v< ;-' 8 >V orfc i t d cae b re ' It is assorted that although the czarl is receiving- and sending many friendly notes to other powers on the disarm- amant proposition, he views with alarm the military and naval preparations of other nations. He is now! straining every nerve, to increase tlie Russian mi*y. Malleable glass, a patented article, is now used to fill decayed teeth. At the close of the lust fiscal yeiu| there were 73,570 postoflices in tU«| United States. When a Tartar invites a guest toj (line he takes him by the ear and th«»j leads him to the table. Wonderful nv.irksiuanship is clis-| played by a young man of AustiUij Tex., named Petmeeky. One of I'i' feats is to toss a brick in the a«>'< a ° d j with u rifleshot break it in two! then.! before they drop to the ground, breaks each of the two pieces i" same manner.

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