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Tflfi OTPfill DBS MOINBS! ALGONA IOWA. WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 15, 1889 *•" -"- -Ml-f ^*T . . .. i j. . .. . -—...*,,. „«*.-**,.,. .....**.. ..i.**--^ «.*..— ->"* -* T I»T ifo-ff jajjAifctjijaaififcJt^«aaadidtt^JiaMiMMBBMMMMMiB^ >-."". —• . ... - - - • "— M ' ' '"" Ifslflofl VICTIMS OP COLP WEATHER. ttefttit— i Colotfcd Aiaft *ro**n to House f irts— SWtwftf Aectdeflt. OSKALOOSA, Feb. ll.-The frozen body of Henry K. Fortune, colored, iounfl tinder the bridge in the of Baxter, it is supposed that In walking across the bridge he made B, misstep and fell, and in falling he Was so badly stunned that he could not get up and succumbed to the cold. He was abotit 60 years old, and so far as known had not been drinking to excess. iiohn 'Aber, of Madison township, Mahaska county, sustained a serious loss by the destruction of his home by Bre. 'Mrs. Abcr and one of the children were sick with la grippe and had to be helped from the burning house. The family took refuge from the bit- Ing weather of 30 degrees below jit the Robert Rosoberry home, half a mile away. Loss, 82,500. Quite a serious wreck occurred on the Iowa Central, near Lynnvillc. Six people were injured. Dr. Clark, of Lynnville, injured internally;. Vf. C. Mahaffey, of Newton, cut on head and hands hurt; F. D. Gilbert, of Lynnville, face bruised and scratched; H. J. .Toy nnd Rev. Mr. TInndy, of Newton, hurt about head and hands; G. A. Lytle, of Chariton. hurt about the face and hands; II. E. Forris, of Winterset, badly bruised. zero about WAfc dN StANbARD OIL. 0fe» Molne* ftMftll tt«te*f» Win fright the DfeS MolSr»B ( Feb. 9.— The grocers of Des Moines are determined to main; tain their rights so far as the sale of oil and gasoline is concerned. To accomplish this they have decided to fight the Standard Oil Company. They believe they have a fair-sized job oh their hands but do not seem to fear the result. At a meeting of the Retail Grocers' Association a resolution denouncing the position of the Stan- dim! Oil Company was passed and the action will probably end in the loss of ALL OVER THE WOULD CLAIM WE STARTED THE FlCiHT Filipino amount of business by the the the A STATE'S INGRATITUDE. Man ATlio Contributed Prrnont CnpHol Slto 1Ae» In An Oninnrl<p<l Griive. DBS MOINES, Feb. 10.— Attention has been directed to tho fact that the remains of the late W. Alexander Scott, one of the founders of Des Moines, who donated to the state of Iowa the grounds upon which the old state capitol was located, nearly all of the grounds upon which the present capitol is located, nnd the block known as "Governor's Square," and who gave SO.OOO in cash toward the erection of the old capitol building, besides making noble donations to the city of Des Moines, now lies in an unmarked grave on Capitol Hill. Several years ago a brother of the dead pioneer petitioned the legislature for a suitable monument to mark the grave, but the modest request was overlooked. An effort is now being made to create a sentiment which will result in placing a suitable monument over the grave of this pioneer public benefactor. litul ATcn Kflcnpo. BURLINGTON, Feb. 10.— Sheriff Stout, of Des Moines lost two bad men, .1. K. Greenwood and James Daniels, while taking them to Fort Madison. The sheriff had three prisoners, and while he looked after one his deputy took charge of the other two. While transferring them from one train to the other the two men in charge of the deputy made a break for liberty and disappeared in the darkness nnd have not yet been captured. The men were lentenced to four years for holding up Storekeeper Rogers of Valley Junction recently. _ ___ Forty-ninth Boys Are Well. DES MOINES, Feb. 10. — Assistant Paymaster W. R. Graham, of Cedar Falls, who is with the Forty-ninth regiment at Havana, writes to the ad3\i- tant general, telling 1 him that the Iowa boys at Havana are in good health. He recommends that they be removed to the hills, however, by the first of May, in order to preserve the good health they are now enjoying. New Compiiny Mastered In. CENTERVILLE, Feb. 11. — The first company of the new Iowa National Guard was mustered in by adjutant •General Byers. H. C. Hnynes was unanimously elected captain, C. W. Bradley, first lieutenant, and G. C. Haynes, second lieutenant. The company has forty-five men and will be knovm as Company E, Fiftieth regiment. _ _ _ _ Army Post for Des Molnes. WASHINGTON, Feb. 11.— Senator Gear, of Iowa, took the first step toward establishing an army post near Des Moines, when he introduced a proposed amendment to the army appropriation bill, authorizing the secretary of war, on behalf of the government, to accept 400 acres of laud within five miles of Des Moines for an army post. Store at Bock Falls Was Raided. MASON CITY, Feb. 10.— Helm's general merchandise store at Rock Falls •was raided. Thieves broke into the store and blew off the big door to the safe and took the contents. The amount is not announced. The side of the building was blown out. A quantity of goods were taken. There is no clue. a large trust. The trouble resulted from Standard company's attack upon Crystal Oil company. The latter for a period of ten or twelve years bought its oil from the Standard company. A bout a year ago there appeared in the city the Paragon Oil Company and proceeded to look for business. The Crystal people consented to the handling of some of tho. Paragon business and purchased some of its oil. The Standard people gave notice that if the Crystal bought any of the Paragon oil they would not sell a gallon to them and at the some time they would place upon the territory a number ol wngons which would take away n share of tho business; that the way they would accomplish this would bo to sell oil at a price which could not be competed with by the Crystal, even if it was sold at a price lower than the cost of production. Tho fight was declared on. Four wagons without name or designation us to where they came from, were placed upon tho street, presumably by the Standard. The price of oil was reduced from 55 cents to 30 cents for five gallons and oil was sold to any person who might bviy it for the price at which it was delivered to the grocer. The result was that the grocer did not make a cent out of it. Fire nt Bolmoml. BELMOND. Feb. 10.— Fire in the heart of the business part of the city destroyed the properties of J. S. White, D. Eldrcd, C. C. McGuire, Dr. Galcr and the Dunlop building. The loss is estimated at about $,'10.000, with surance of about one-half. Junta in ttongr Kongr Ig»ne4 a Statement. KONG, Feb. 13.— The Filipino junta has issued the following statement: "A.Mnhila steamer has arrived here With ari American censored version of the fight which is utterly false. The Americans commenced heavily and by the treachery of General Otis, simultaneously by land and sea. Aguinaldo possesses signed guarantees from the American commissioners that there would be no hostilities on their part. Hence, the Filipino troops were resting. The Filipino officers were at the theater Saturday night and were arrested shortly before the outbreak. The bombardment of the defenseless towns of Malate, Paco, Santa Ana and Malabon caused frightful slaughter among- women and children. It is estimated that 4,000 of them were killed. The Filipino troops, whose loss was comparatively small, tenaciously held their positions. The conduct of the Americans in the suburbs was outrageous. They compelled the inhabitants to leave 'their houses and then shot them down, regardless of sex. There is a reign of terror at Manila. Civilians are shot in the streets without being challenged. The Iloilo commissioners arrived at Manila at the invitation of the Americans. When they were starting to return the American soldiers were looting and pillaging. Aguinaldo sent commissioners to inquire of Otis the reason for the hostilities, offering 1 summary punishment if Filipinos were found to be at fault. He received no satisfaction. The Americans are apparently determined on a war of cxtcr- minatio'n. There is no doubt that the action of Otis was a political move to influence the vote in the United States senate, fearing exposure of corruption at Manila." They declare their intention of "appealing to Christendom." FATE OF EXPLORER ANDREE in- IOWA CONDKNSICI). X~ire at Williams. VVEBSTEB CITY, Feb. 10.— With the mercury 34 below a disastrous fire broke out in the town of Williams. It started in the postoffice. Six business blocks, in the heart of the town, were reduced to ashes. The loss is $75,000. One-fifth of that amount is insured. Nearly all the contents of the post- office were destroyed. __ 800,000 Fire at tiruudy Center. Des Moines advices say: In the list of casualties in the battle at Manila appears the name of one Iowa boy among the wounded, but how seriously is not stated in the dispatches. He is Benjamin A. Harbour, who was born at Oskaloosa; In.. 3f> years ngo, being the son of the late R. R. Harbour. At a recent meeting of members of Compang G, of Fort Dodge, it was decided not to reorganize the .company. At n previous meeting all arrangements had been completed for the reorganization, but it was decided at the last meeting that the. support given by the state was not sufficiently large to justify the members in perfecting their plans. Roy McLaughlin, of DeYVilt, while stealing a ride homo from Clinton, a few days ago was killed in the Clinton yards by a train parting. He was riding' between the engine and a car, and was thrown to the ground and run over, and his leg ground between the knee and hip. lie was taken to a '.ios- nital, where he died. He was 17 years old. Des Moines dispatch: Deposits continue to pile up in the vaults of the iinaucial institutions of Iowa. A statement of the condition of ITS savings and 206 state banks mndc to Auditor of State Merriam at the flosi> of business January lO, shows an inova-e of 811,941,030.05 in deposits in tin-, year. The total deposits were §<1-J,- i 009,104.10. I Fort Dodge dispatch: rapers have been served in an action against the Mason City & Fort Dodge railroad for Sin,444 by the administrators of Hugh Coyne, who was killed while working for the Mason City road last fall. On November 14th last, while engaged in tearing away some false work from the under side of an arch which had been constructed but a few days before over a creek, the masonry suddenly fell, crushing Coyne to death. Owing to contraction from the intense cold a span of the high bridge over the Mississippi river at Muscatine dropped into the river. Two men and four horses were on it at the time, and one of the men, Patrick Curry of Muscatine, was injured, while the horses were killed. The; tubular piers supporting the span are believed to have become misplaced by action of the ice, and the span, which had free play at one end, slipped off and crashed down upon the ice. It is believed that it can be raised and repaired. James A, Doyle, who last November secured in the district court ot Woodbury county a judgment for $717,000 against James 1\ liurns, president of the Portland Gold Mining Company, of Colorado has commenced a supplementary action in the same court in which he asks that a receiver be appointed for the company to wind up its affairs; also that the court issue Remnlnfl of Threo Mun nniT n Balloon Found In North Siberia. KRASNOVAKSK, Siberia, Feb. 11.—A £old mine owner named Monastyrschin has received a, letter saying that a tribe of Tnrgosos, inhabiting the Timur peninsula, North Siberia, re- centlv informed the Russian police chief'of the district that on January 7 last between Komo and Pit, in .the province of Yeniseisk, they found a cabin constructed of cloth and cordage, apparently belonging to a balloon. Close by were the bodies of three men, the head of one badly crushed. Around them were a number of instruments, the use of which were not understood by the Turgosos. The police chief has started for the spot to investigate, as it is believed that the bodies are those of the aeronaut,. Herr Andree, and his companions. CALOOCAN IS TAKEN. : ~ L force* EnsllJ- toflve Oot t*« J3nemy, inflicting; tireftt LAflft. MANILA, Feb. 11.—The American forces at 3:40 o'clock yesterday afternoon made a combined attack upon Caloocan and reduced it in short order. At a signal the monitor Monadnock opened fire from the bay with the big guns of her forward turret on the earthworks with great effect. Soon after the Utah battery bombarded the place from the land side. The rebels reserved their fire until the bombardment ceased, when they fired volleys of musketry as the Montana regiment advanced in the jungle. The Kansnns on the extreme left with the Third artillery deploying to the right, charged across the open and carried the? earth works, cheering under heavy fire. Supported by the artillery at De La Lome church", the troops further advanced, driving the enemy, fighting every step, right into the town line, penetrated to Presidencia, and lowered the Filipino flag at 5:30 p. m. ^ The enemy's'sharpshooters, in the jungle on the right, fired at long range on the Pennsylvania regiment, but were soon silenced by shrapnel, and the Pennsylvanians remained in the trenches. As the Americans advanced they burned the native huts. The rebels were mowed down like grass, but the American loss was slight. MANILA, Feb. IS.—The American losses in the engagement against Caloocan were three killed and thirty- two wounded. Among the wounded arc Lieut. Col. Bruce Wallace, of the Montana regiment, and a lieutenant of the Second cavalry, who was shot through the lung while leading a charge across the open country. The enemy lost heavily. The heat knocked out many more of our men than did the Filipino bullets, especially in the marsh lands north of Mala.bon, where the Kansas regiment was stationed. Fully a score of them were taken to the hospital. The enemy's losses are estimated at fifty to one American. MANILA, Feb. 13.—Sunday passed quietly, nothing happening to disturb the peace. The rebels arc conducting a bushwhacking campaign, except at Malabon, where they are gathered in force. Last week there, was not a day without fighting, and the Americans steadily extended their lines. It is now known that the Filipino loss fully 3,500 killed, with wounded vastly in excess of that number, and thousands are held prisoners. All this has been achieved at the cost of 05 Americans killed and 270 wounded. There are 25 Americans missing and unaccounted for. ANOTHER BATTLE. THE WAR INQUIRY REPORT. ANOTHER BEEF INVESTIGATION Coinmltmlon Appointed by the President to T..OOK Into the Matter. WASHINGTON, Feb. 10.-—The president has appointed a court of inquiry | to examine into charges touching tho meat furnished the American army during the war with Spain and other matters involved in the charges made by General Miles against the administration of war affairs. The court will consist of Gen. Wade, Col. George W. Davis, of the Ninth infantry, and Col. Gillespie, of the corps of engineers, now stationed in New York. BAN ROQUE TOWN BURNED Otherwise AH is Quiet In the Vicinity of niunilu. MANILA, Feb. 10.—The Fifty-first fowa infantry made a descent upon the villatre of San Roque, which nd- joinsCavite, and had a skirmish with tho insurgents, compelling the latter to retreat into the interior, but not until the Americans were compelled to set the place on fire. No fatalities were reported in the skirmish, it being a case of run or burn. INDEMNITY IS DENIED. Re- GBUXDY CENTKK, Feb. 10.—Fire burn- an order directing the attorney gener- $d the h,ptel, Herald printing office, harness and furniture stores, restaurant, two millinery and one shoestores. The Joss will be gno.QOQ. to JJcath on a Bicycle. Feb. 7,— Charles Croft, of was frozen tp death. He had been to Madrid pn his bicycle, and while in IJiRt place, 'it is alleged, ho spewed wore liquor than he could safely carry. We inounted his bicycle late in the evening and attempted to rifle bacU W SJater. When ftbput a '»13te *r«?W tha^ place lie becajwe v |p guide his wheel, a»<J feU-#$, Jus Croft downward,' ',fr£*en to $ yep* 4<3 ai of Iowa to institute proceeding to forfeit the charter of the company, as it lias failed, so Doyle alleges, to comply with the laws of this state. Fort Dodge dispatch: A pitched bat-, tie occurred in Justice Smith's court,; in Drew, Wright county, resulting in two men, Charles Hall and Fred Bart-' field, being fatally wounded, another, shot through the.arm, and five others more or less injured from blows from pokerb, clubs aud chairs. Differences, over the location of a 'bridge had. divided the town's people into factions, the dispute Anally culminating in rjot, The court room was crowded, the tioje, aud 9. panic ensued, when the flrin'gr begun, many people jumping thrpttffh, the window? iw £hejr efforts to get o»\ P* th? Heirs of Victims nt Ilnzleton ceive Nothing. WASHINGTON, Feb. 9.—The state department, after mature consideration, has declined to recognize the claim of the Austro-llungarian government for indemnity on accotmtof the Hungarian strikers killed by Sheriff Martin's posso at Hnzelton Pa, September 10, 18-97. The department's action is based upon a special opinion prepared by Solicitor W L. Penfield, covering the entire field of national responsibility in such cases of mob violence or rioting, which probably will form the basis of future deoisiuns in that line. Is Tills MoB.iiiley'8 Wlsli? NEW YOKK, Feb. 10.—The Herald's Vashington correspondent says he earns from a high official of the ad- ninistratiou that it is McKinley's wish to give the Philippines self-govern- nent. under an American protectorate; \m\ that the rule of the sultan of the sulu archipelago would be accepted. Losses In the Hat tie. WASHINGTON, Feb. 10.—A. dispatch from General Otis reads as follows; Total casualties resulting from all engagements since the evening of February 4, 268, ns follows; Killed, three officers and 40 enlisted men; woundeci, eight officers, 199 men; missing, two enlisted men." Conclusions Koncliert by tlie Commission Which Investigated AVtir Dopnrtmeiit. WASHINGTON, Feb. 13.—The report recently submitted to the president by the war investigating commission has been made public. In all about 500 witnesses were examined. The commission says there was much cause for complaint because of inefficient officers, especially in the volunteer regiments. The regulars were all right and got along with little trouble. It says retired army officers should be called into active service when necessary and that there is too much red tape in vogue. Divided authority in the war department is the cause of much friction. It finds that there \vns no neglect of duty in the war department and no personal interests were served by Secretary Alger. The adjutant general's hands were more than full, and proper war material was not in existence. The inspector general was not as efficient as he should have been. The quartermaster's department was overburdened and did remarkably well under the conditions. Railway and Water transportation was lacking in facilities. Medical supplies were plentiful, but inaccessible. None of the charges of General Miles regarding rations, particularly beef, are sustained by evidence. No chemicals were used in meat. Signal corps, pay department, engineer corps and ordnance departments are highly commended. Further Advance* Made by American *roop» With Slight to**. NEW YORK, Feb. 7.—The Snrt has n long description of the battle of Manila from its special correspondent. It brings out'no new facts, except the statement as to the 'number of Filipinos killed and wounded. The dispatch says the insurgent loss was 4,000. It declares that Dewey's gunners had the range of the insurgents' entrenchments perfectly and simply annihilated them, while the American soldiers replied firmly to the fierce onslaughts of the Filipinos by rapid and effective fire. WASHINGTON. Feb. 7.—General Otis has sent a bulletin stating that the number of Americans killed in the fighting at Manila is forty. HONG KoN<3, Feb. 7.—The latest advices' from Manila say that the rebel forces have been driven back ten miles and their Ipsses are estimated at 1,000 killed or woitnded. MANILA, Feb. 7.—Careful estimates place the Filipino losses up to date at two thousand dead, thirty-five hundred •wounded and five thousand taken as prisoners. All is now quiet. MANILA, Feb. 8.—Late Monday evening General Kale's brigade advanced and took the water works at Singalon. Four companies of the Nebraska regiment and a part ot the Utah battery, \vitl. two field guns and two Ilotchkiss guns, met the enemy on the hill, a half mile out, and a sharp engagement took place in which the Nebraskans lost one dead nnd three wounded. Dr. Young, formerly quartermaster sergeant in the Third artillery, was, wounded, captured and brutally murdered, and his body, when recovered, was found to have been horribly mutilated. The Filipinos wcrei driven back, retreating in bad order and cn.r- rving with them the valves nnd head of the steam chest and cylinder of the pumping- machinery. General Over- shine's brigade advanced and took Par- anaque, capturing two field guns. They met with no opposition. Gen. McArthur's division advanced beyond Gagalangin, without loss, the enemy retreating upon Caloocan. The Americans now have a steamer line to Malabon. Six hundred marines with four Maxims Have landed at Fleet beach, north of the city. The Third artillery on the main road, and Utah battery in the ceroetary, covered the advance of the Kansas troops. Among the important stations captured was a strong embrasured earth-work within sight of Caloocan. MANILA, Feb. 8.—Lieutenant Alford, Company I,, Twentieth Kansas infantry, nnd a private of that company, were killed, and six other members of the regiment were wounded near Calcocan last evening while re- connoitei'ing.. The party was in a jungle when it was attacked by the enemy. Two companies of the Kansas regiment were sent to the relief of their comrades and drove the Filipinos into Calooean, penetrating to the very heart of the town. Meanwhile the gunboats shelled the suburbs. General OMs finally recalled the troops but the natives, misunderstanding the retieat. failed to take, advantage of it. The outskirts of the town were burned. FIFTY-FIFTH COtoORfeSS, SENATE. rT _ T Feb. 6.—The treaty Of pea'cTnegotiated between the cotamission- ' era of the United States and Spain at Paris was to-day ratified by the United States senate, the vote being 57 ayes to 27 Pence Treaty Signed. WASHINGTON, Feb. li.—The dent has signed the treaty of with Spain. ItKKVlTJICS. presi peace When a maid of honor to Queen Victoria has survived her youthful charms and at middle age is still unmarried, she is relieved of duty, and has her salary increased from £400 a year to £000. At the marriage of ^ inaid of honor, if the queen consents, she receives £1,000 as ft bridal gift. For sixteen years before his death, Edward JJain.a millionaire of Keuosha, Wis., never slept in his bed. Close attention to business had, caused insomnia, and the only places where he could woo slumber were theaters an,d billiard jiftllp. where the wvwsio and the clicking of the balls had, a sopprifie , influence upon him. President McKinley a few days ago caused to be promulgated the sentence in the case of General Eagan. The court martial sentenced him ta dismissal from the army and the president commuted this to six years' suspension from duty, which covers the remainder of tho time prior to Eagan's retirement, in January, 1905. Washington dispatch; Inquiry about the senate regarding the McEnery resolution develops the fact that any resolution is not likely to pass just now, though there may be no objection later. It is understood the administration believes it would be inexpedient to pass resolutions while strained relations exist between the United States and the insurgents at Manila. By unanimous vote the judiciary committee of the house of representatives decided to recommend the repeal of what is said to be the last remnant of disqualification against those serving in .the confederacy. The proposed amendment repeals those sections oi the revised statutes which disqualify persons from serving on grand and petit juries in the courts of the United States who participated in the civil war. ^ T ^_____^ The shepherds oi Germany predict the weather by observing the wool on the backs of their sheep. When it is very curly flsie weather w|U prevail. Adopt United States System. WASIIINOTOX, Feb. 13.—The United States postal system has been adopted in its entirety on the island of Cuba by a decree promulgated by the director of posts, Rathbone, at Havara The action was urged by Rathbone, and authorized by a cable message of Postmaster General Smith, after full consideration by the president and cabinet. It is a complete substitution of the Spanish postal scheme by the American system, and applies to all money order and registry business and stamp sales. It reduces letter postage rates to those in use in this cotintry. Ccrvora to be 1'rosecuted. MADUIII, Feb. IV.—The supreme military couit, which has had under consideration the loss of tho Spanish squadron at Santiago de Cuba on Jtily 8 last, bus decided to prosecute in connection with the disaster Admiral Ccr- vera and Commander Emilio Diaz de Moreu, former captain of the destroyed cruiser Cristobal Colon. IOWA PATENT OFFICE REPORT. DKS MOINES, Feb. 7.—Our practice, established 20 years ago, of .filing incomplete applications' in place of caveats, is justified by the following 1 recent expression upon the subject: Ex-chief Clerk Rogers of the U. S. patent office is reported to have said "he was in favor of abolishing the caveat.' 1 W. D. Baldwin, of the Patent Law Association at Washington, said, "in n practice of 43 years he had never found it of any benefit to his clients." Ex-Commissioner Doolittle, approving Messrs. Rogers and Baldwin, gave his opinion that "caveats should be abolished." Continuous successful practice of over 25 years in preparing and prosecuting applications for patents, war ; rants me in giving advice pertaining to all matters relating to securing patents for inventions. Consultation and advice free. THOMAS G. Ouwia, Solicitor of Patents. majority recessary it concurrence in a treaty document. Vest amendment was defeated -.y a vote ot 80 to 53. Eighteen democrats voted lor . the treaty and two republicans agarnst it. Alter the executive session the following resolution bv McEnery was taken up: "That by the ratification of the treaty^! peace with Spain it is not intended to incorporate the inhabitants of the Philippine islands into citizenship of the United States nor is it intended to permanently annex said islands as an integral part_ or tho United States. But it is the intention of the United States to establish on said islands a povernment suitable to the wants and conditions of the inhabitants of said islands to prepare them for local self government and in duo time to make such disposition of said islands as will best promote the interest of the citizens of the United States and the in habitants or said islands." Hoar then offered two amendments which were voted down and the senate adjourned without action. IIOUSB This was suspension day in the house and quite a number of bills were passed, among them the census bill prepared by the house committee, the bill to create a national military park tit Vicksburg, and a. bill to extend'the anti-contract labor laws over tho Hawaiian islands. SHNATE. Washington, Feb. 7.—For two hours or ' more the senate today bail the resolution declamatory of a policy of this government in t'.ici Philippines under discussion, but no vote was reached nnd the resolution went finally to the calender. Tillman maintained that a clear and direct resolution ought to be adopted, and not one that was meaningless. Lodge replied and Mn- son gave notice that ho would use bis best efforts to secure an early voto. Tho Indian appropriation bill was then taken up. HOUSE. Fortv public building bills, authorizing appropriations aggregating $11,304,000, were passed. SENATE. Washington, Feb. 8.—The senate confined itself largely to the transaction of routine business today. Tho Indian appropriation bill, which has been pending for several weeks, was completed and passed. The legislative, executive aud judicial appropriation bill was /tnkon up, but after twenty-four pages of it had been disposed of, it was laid aside for the day. A few measures of minor importance were •passed. IIOCSIS When the 'house committee of the whole rose to-day sixty-five public building bills had been favorably noted .upon, but because seventeen others bad not been acted upon filibustering tactics vv ere begun and only one bill was passed. 8KXATI2. Washington, Fob. 9.—Throughout its open session to-day tho senate had under consideration the legislative, executive and judicial appropriation bill. Fifty-two pages were disposed of before the senate went into executive session for the remaiu- ier of the day. HOUSE. Chairman Cannon, of the appropriations committee, in tho course of the general debate on the sundry civil bill, sounded a note of warning against extravagant appropriations and practically served notice ;hat neither tho ship subsidy bill nor the Nicaragua canal bill could be passed ;st this session. His statements made a great sensation. Grosvouor. of Ohio; Hepburn, of Iowa, and W. A. Smith, of Micnigan, although they did not enter into any lengthy discussion, took issue with Mr. Cannon, but ho maintained that our revenues might bo sufficient to meet our expenditures for tho next two years if no new lines of expenditure wore entered upon, but ho indicated that it would be a close margin and that new expenditures might monn a bond issue. SEN" ATI:. Washington, Feb. 10.—During the entire open session to-day tho senate had under consideration the legislative, executive and judicial appropriation bill. Littlo progress was made, the time largely being occupied with debate on minor topics. A message trorn tho president recommending a Paciiic cable was read and referred to tho committee on appropriations. Allen offered a resolution for the election of 'United States senators by popular vote; also resolutions roafllrminu; the principles of the declaration of independence, to be adhered to not only in the United States but to be doomed universal. Ills Inference. f)asher/y—Jones is a blowhard. Flasherly—Why, I didn't know that he played the tuba. The icebergs of the two hemispheres are cntiroly different in shape. The Arctic, bergs are irregular in form, with lofty pinnacles nnd glittering domes, while the Antarctic bergs are 'flat-topped and solid-looking, Victovuv, ft liopess in ganger's cirexis, near ]f^on<]on, has given birth to six cubs. This its believed to bo the largest number born at pno time in captivity, The cubs have been nained after ' ohildren. iiorsit. General debate on the sundry civil appropriation bill was con eluded in the house. The speakers touched unuu a variety of topics, but ns a rule tho debate lacked spirit and interest. Docker./, of Missouri, who is at tho head of.tho minority of the appropriations committee, reinforced Cannon's figures of yesterday as to tho deficiency in tho revenues. The bill to pension ex-senator Palmer, of Illinois; ai $50 per mouth, was passed SENATE. Washington, Fob. 11.—After- a spirited debate of more than two hours, a unanimous consent agreement was mado by the senate to vote upon the rosolution of McEnery, declaratory of the policy of tha United States us to tho Philippine islands. Tho request for the unanimous consent agreement was made by Mason, after what seemed the conclusion of tho debatci upon the question. Later Hawley gave notice that at a proper time ho would endeavor to have the agreement vacated. Consideration of tho legislative, executive and judicial appropriation bill was concluded and the bill passed. . JIOI:>?E. Tributes to the memory of tho late Mr. JDingley were the order of tho day, u dozen addresses being made by members. Many Ueiict in Avalanuhe. GEORGETOWN, Colo., Feb. 13..—In a snow slide at Silver Plume twenty- four lives are believed to have been lost. The dead are Italian miners with their families. Eleven bodies have been recovered, only two of which have been identified. Dlsariuniucnt Meeting: lit Hague. WASHINGTON, Feb. 13.—Mr. Pierce, United States charge d'affaires at St Petersburg, cables the state department tljat the conference proposed by the czar looking to a disarmament of the nations will be held at The Hague. Slanderous remarks concerning a lady in Paisley, Scotland, caused the offended party to avenge herself by lashing her traducer. The whip lash struck lain in theeye.and destroyed its sight. Church attendance in England, early in the seventh century, was enfoz-ce'd, by law. An act of parliament imposed a fine of one shilling upon every adult who missed church service on Sunday. A bible which "had once been the property of Cardinal Mazarin, was recently sold itt auction in London for- *3,ft50. Tho same book had previously been sold for £3.yoo. Soine slight de- focts had depreciated its value. \

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