Newspaper Page Text
V( ) L . VIII. NO. 31.
DOINGS OF THE WEEK What Has Happened in the Civilized World. GIVEN IN THE PRESS DISPATCHES r,,,,,,»1ete Review of the News of the r»*t Seven Oays in This and All Foreign I^andi*. M.Tni'liie, Tonn., has been quaran tined. # Governor Loid has issned a proc . fillI1) calling the Oregon legislature • s extra session September 26. The Eteamer Lewiston ran aehore .liile carrying sick soldiers from Mon |,nk Point to Boston, and it is feared al ,v men will die as a result of the exposure. A slight clash lias occurred at 'Daw* -on " United States Consul McCook las compelled by a Canadian officer to remove the Stars and Stripes from the Alaska Commercial Company's store. Tin- United States gunboat Benning ton has been ordered to Pangq-Pango bay Samoa, according to Mare island reports to make a survey for a coaling station.' Upon finishing the survey she ff ill proceed to Manila and relieve the Concord, which will come to Mare island aii.l go on drydock, the English docks not being available. There has been another series of fatalities in the Austrian Alps. One case that of a nowly married couple, vns particularly sad. The bride lost her footing and fell; the rope broke, am! she went to destruction. The hus bad deliberately threw himself after. her, and was killed. A gentleman who visited tlio spot two days later lust his balance and fell, being killed instantly. A Havana dispatch says: Senor Fer nandez de Castrazo has directed a dis patch to the mayors ot the provincial towns, instructing them, in order to avoid mistakes, to "correct the igno rance regarding the origin of the relief •supplies now bein? sent into the in terior from Havana," and to take stepß to inform eveiy inhabitant that the suiipliea are "bought, paid for and dis tribute by the colonial government, unaided by any foreign help or sob. scription." The whaling fleet lias been lost in ' Northern waters. At least three and ' probably eight vessels were caught and crushed in the ice above Point Barrow. No Dews of the crows has been re- | ceived, but the general belief, however, is that ho lives were lost. The Belvi dere got out. The Wanderer is also said to have reached Hcrschel island. The vessels lost, therefore, were the Newport, Fearless, Jeannie, Bolana, Gram pas, Beloga, Norwhal and Mary D. Hume. It has been decided to abandon Camp Wiknff within the next three weeks. James Wilson, "King of Tramps," lias been commended for his bravery at Santiago. Fifty deaths and over one hundred prostrations is the result of one hot day in New York. John Hills, a well-to-do New York ice dealer, his wife and his sister-in law, Mary Conlin, have been poisoned by whisky sent through the mail. Private letters from our consuls ■broad indicate that the Philippines must be retained if the United States desires to maintain its position in the world of nations. The French minister of war, M. Caraignac, has resigned. The resigna tion is due to a disagreement with his collogues, who desire a revision of the Dreyfus ease. Thug a revision of the case seems assured. Oriental advices say that the recent assaulting of an American missionary )n the Sorachi district, Japan, is caua [ag considerable excitement, especial ly since the new treaties will spread "•reign residents all through the in tenor. More soldiers are soon to leave for Honolulu. General Miller says three 'eguuents will sail from San Pranciaco •'thin a month. The First Tennessee, *>"y-tirst lowa and Twentieth Kansas the lucky men The 6th and 7th [-■"lifornia and California heavy artil "»y are to he mustered oat. According to native Japansea papers, jeceived in Seattle on the Kinshn Maru, «arqni 8 Ito's visit to China is liable to Jesuit in Ins changing zesidenoe. It is saia that he has been offered a princely wiary to become general advisor to the emperor. Spanish soldiers have demanded their W, and they object to leaving Cuba vmhout it. Posters exhorting the wps to refuse to leave Havana unless we money i s n - Ht forthcoming, were plated in Havana. The prevailing Mad'T* l 8 °ne °f animoait * toward A Madrid dispatch says:} General pi",.?' ad interim governor of the replying to the govern »ent c request for information as to the je situation of affaiis in the aiohi 2°'/ epOrtß tliat t0 reßume establih. i«lani Sp!?nish eovereignty over the |1 «" Os would ,equire a fleet and end less qnanuties of material. • Minor JS« WB ltt>m%. i, on^ en, the trans-Siberian railroad »» to go from London to Japan in 18 toiUe eo rT "gOf the e«cut»Te com-; "ided, ! Tammany Hall it was de °'ec;io n law. reCOgnize the new Btate cirluLi m°Unt Of «oM °°in in «tual bv th ' pon,ln the world is estimated «*«■ sw^t England offioiaU t0 *• "^ibGo tons. ,•..•■' .--, -,:.r Che San van Islander. FRIDAY HARBOR, SAN JUAN COUNTY, WASHINGTON, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1898. LATER NEWS. Millions of feet of fine timber have been destroyed by forest flres along the lower Columbia. Thomas H. Wheeler, son of General Joseph Wheeler, and Second Lieuten ant Newton D. Kirkpatnck, First cav alry, were drowned while bathing near the camp at Montauk Point. Hawaiian advices announce the death of Sergeant Ormond Fletcher, of the Second Oregon volunteer engineer corps. He was formerly county sur veyor of Multnomah county, Oregon. A cable from Hong Kong announces that a committee of three Filippinos, appointed by Aguinaldo, has left Hong Kong to confer with President McKin ley upon the future of the Philippines. Several salmon, averaging 28 pounds in weight, have recently been caught in the Sacramento^ liver. From the fact that the adipose fin h«.d been re moved from each they were identified as marked fish liberated from the hatch el ies on the Clackamas river, in Ore gon, in 1897. The president of the Cretan executive committee has notified the foreign ad mirals that in view of the massacre at Candia it is impossible to continue the effort to organize the administration until the Turkish functionaries and troops are withdrawn. He demands the convocation of the Cretan assembly, and proposes to place a force of Cretans at the disposal of the international ad ministration. Joseph Chamberlain says an Anglo- German understanding has been per fected, and a treaty has been signed. England is to support the Kaiser's pre tensions in Egypt. Chamberlain also gave it out officially that England favors American retention of the Phil ippines. One thing the Continental powers most fear is that the United States and Great Britain may enter into an international understanding. A report is published in London of a daring plot to assassinate the czar at Moscow last week. The plan of the conspirators was to allow gas to escape into a house on the route of the czar's procession until the atmosphere in every room was saturated. One of their number was to remain in the house and strike a light when the czar was passing in the expectation that the house would be blown to pieces and the czar killed. The conspirator would perish himself as a sacrifice to the cause. The explosion was mis timed and a staff officer and his wife were killed, together with the conspir ator. Thirty people were injured. In a large fire at Madaloni, near Casera, Italy, seven men, two women and two children were killed. The international encampment of the Grand Army met in Cincinnati, O. Eveiy section of the Union was repre sented. Figaro, published in Paris, says the cabinet council has agreed upon a re vision ot the Dreyfus case. Matin an nounces the discovery of facts implicat ing officers of the general staff.* It has been decided that the govern ment ressels which won fame in the war will not be sold. The Gloucester, formerly Morgan's yaoht Corsair, one ot the Auxiliaries, will be retained, because of her prominent part In the destruction of Cervera's fleet. The official record of the war depart ment, as completed, shows that there were 33 officers and 231 enlisted men of the army, 264 in all, killed in battle during the war with Spain. These sasualties include all the lives Jost by the army in the battles in the Philip pines, as well as those in Cuba and Porto Rica An unknown schooner, believed to be a fishing vessel, has been lost with all her crew at a place called East Lake, a mile north of East Point reef, Prince Edward island. The disaster occurred Sunday night during the prevalence of a heavy storm, which prevented any at tempt at rescue being made by persona 3n shore. V General Miles and part of his com mand have reached home. The general sonfirms :- sensational repor regard ing hi msel f J and Alger, and : refers \to , two^ pointed «Ktbs.: The war department refused the requests of Miles i that his forces be v allowed to parade in New York, Vnd that the Wisconsin regiment be allowed a\ few days in New York before raturning to: its borne state. ..;■;. A riot occurred in the* Colorado. Springs opera-house between 22 men \ representing State Chairman Blood and i the Teller faotion of the -Silverßepob^ j lican paity, and Sheriff Boynton and j Chief of Police Gastright, with about 75 ?rQenlieprßsenting the Wolcott-Ste vens faction. Charles Hairis^ofJ Den-! ver, was killed, and an unknown man| was seriously irijared: _ The opera house was then taken possession of by the police, deputy sheriffs and support- | i :ers of ex-Chairman Broad. >;^ \0 i At Cincinnati, 0., the middle-of-the- I road Populists reorganised the People s I party, renewed its former declaration of principles, and nominated its nation al ticket two years and two months in advance of the date of election. The object of this early action was to bead i off any such fusion as that of 1896. The Western and Southern delegates nominated Wharton Barker and Igna tius Donnelly for president and yloe president, and declared the principles the re-organised party. The Eastern Btates were not ; represented. i^m^ —■ "*. '.- --'-""" • The Manitou&Plke'e Peak cog rail way signed a contract tor a large ob ierVatoryto be ballt at the top of Peak.with I tower which can t* Veen' forty milea, -V;r.-;;--;V ■-;: '-r-. :-\^ Mrs. Nancy Wellman. who died at hex home near fc^S^** **£ST of 05 yean, was the mother of 16 ch» dren, 11 of whom w«e married. She had 88 grandchildren, lifrgreat giand cbiidiJ and tl «*«S3«^f^^ dren. She ata» *atoe* »*»♦ 0 children. NEEDED IN THE ARMY All State Troops Cannot Be Mustered Out. ARE REQUIRED IN OUR COLONIES The President's Reply to Several Gov ernors—About One Hundred Thoa- sand to Be Mastered Out. Washington. Sept d.—Late in the day the following was given out at the war department: "In response to the request of the governors of some of the slates for the raustei-out of their entiie Volunteer force, the president replied in sub stance, as follows: " 'Answering your telegraphic re quest for the muster-out of your regi ments, I have already determined that 100,000 of the volunteers shall be mus tered out of the service. This is be cause, in my jndgment, that number can be spared. About 100,000 will remain, as the government now re quires in Cuba, Porto Rico and the Philippines a larger army than the regular military establishment affords. The muster-out, like the muster-in, will be as nearly as possible according to the population of the several states. The suggestion to muster-out all of the volunteers from your state cannot, therefore, be entertained. The secre tary of war has already inquired of the governors of the several states what reigmenta in their judgment can, with the least inconvenience, remain in the service. Their advices will, so far as I am concerned, if consistent with the public interest, be complied with." Must Oive Up Arms. Washington, Sept. 9.—The muster ing out of the volunteers will be fol lowed by vexations and troubles for officers of the regular army and for many of the volunteers themselves. This is due to a misapprehension on the part of some of the officers of the volunteer organizations respecting tin property of the government which they have in their possession. The govern ment will require that every article be accounted for. Every officer or man in the volunteer service who has charge of division property will have to ac count for it before he can be mustered out and paid. It is the intention of the war depart ment again to supply the states when the guns and arms are accounted for, but in order to keep a straight account in the department's records, it is neces saiy to have them first returned to the department. The same is true of other government property. TWO KILLED, FIVE HURT. Storm In New York Blew Dawn « -*. Bridge Superstrnctnr*. - New York, Sept. 9.—The first gust of wind that preceded the thunderstorm at ■ 3:30 o'clock this afternoon b*lew down the heavy iron .; superstructure ol the new pier No. 50 at the foot of West Twelfth street, killing two men and in juring 4 nine others. 1-\ There were 90 men at work on the ? superstructure when it fell in on them. fThose killed are: : John 5 Leonard, iron worker, died at New '■': York hos pital: Samuel Patterson, died on :\ the dock. • ' ■ '. -...:, ;-•,'-.' '■•-.-, ■■■. ;■; Of the 130 men who were at work on the structure at the time of the acci jent, 5 all have been accounted for. The new pier is 800 feet long, and is being erected by the Wilson Steamship Company. ; The heavy iron beams and girders were up and the iron ioof was on. When the storm loomed up from the southwest, oa; tremendous : blast of wind rußbedr%ihiOndor the superstruc ture'and fairly lilting it from the pier allowed it to drop again in a mass of twisted and gnarled debris, burying the men under it. -■ •'-'""'_•'"■** r;'"} '• :-.'y~ During the 1 lull that intervened be tween the first roar of the wind and the metallic creakings of the twisted and ) riven * iron could be heard the piti ful cries and moans fof ; the wounded. The uninjured made a rush !|foTit|ie] shore end of I the pier and huddled iv-; gether/ trembling with : fear in the large • 3hed of the time-keeper f there,: leaving their fellow-workmen crying piteously for help, lying under the maae of twist ed iron, all <f them too badly frightened to assist in rescuing the injured men. • S£?An« alarm '; of fire was sent in, and soon brought out two companies of fire men, who went to work to rescue those under the'debris. CANDIA WAS SHELLED. Renewal of the Flsh*ln»: In the City of Crete. . . - ;Athens, Sept 9.—lt is reported that ■ the bombardment was renewed :i at Can dia and i that 7the port has been seriously damaged. The foreign warships have landed sailors to reinforoe the British garrison and pumps have been landed Ito assist in quenching the flames. U r \, According to telegrams from Candia, it ia estimated that 23 British were killed and wounded yesterday. eral Obristian families have sought refuge on the warships. Many corpses are lying In the streets of Candia. In one case, a whole family waa killed. The Italian consulate is also reported burned. -r - ' "-■^ipSf I A Russian warship left the Piraeus hurriedly for Crete today, carrying the Russian "consul, M. Tioijanaki. *,: A Be»ry Colored '#•««• Little Rock, Ark., Sept. •>—*** Mary Masque, a nearess, iadead in this city. She wa§ said to be the largest colored woman in the world. At one time afae F«*a*«d ore TOO• powda. and at the time oC her death she tipped the i beam at 660 pounds. v She waa «0 years ( of age, and her death wa» the result of excessive aoeninmolation of adipose lIMI WEST INDIES TRADE. Government Alters Cuba and Porto Rico Tariffs. Washington, Sept. 9. —Some changes in the Cuban and Porto Rican tariff tates have been approved by the presi dent and cabled to the United States officers in those islands. In the former rates on both islands the importation of oleomargarine and etrch products was prohibited; under the new arrange ments it will be admitted at the same rate as butter. Another change was made in the ad ministrative features of the Cuban tar iff. There was a provision that when goods were brought in and not entered for duty within 90 days the officer in cbaige could seize and dispose of them *t public sale. Under the new provis ions the 90 days may be extended to six months, in the discretion of the officer in charge. The government is doing what it can to facilitate the operations of trade in the Cuban and Porto Rican ports that come into the possession of the United States. The department has been ad vised by representatives of large com mercial houses in New York that bonded warehouses aro badly needed at Santiago, and that the absence of these facilities is doing much to prevent com merce from resuming on American trade. Acting under the advices of the sec retary, Acting Secretary Meiklejohn sent the following telegrams under date of September 5: • "Commanding General, Santiago: You are authorized to lease a building for the storage of imported merchandise now entered at the custom-house upon which duties may be paid at any time within 90 days after importation, pro vided in paragraph 41 customs regula tions. Storage to be at the sole risk ol the importers and every expense con nected therewith." Will Enter the Cuban Field. New York, Sept. 9.—Articles of in corporation of the American Indies Company, with a capital of $18,000. --000, have been filed with the secretary of state of New Jersey, at Trenton. The incorporators are: Thomas Dolan, P. A. B. Widdener and W. L. Elkins, of Philadelphia; Thomas F. Ryan, Frederick P. Olcott, Anthony M. Brady, R. A. 8. Smith, Henry D. MacMahon, J. N. Coballis, Guillermo de Salde, M. P. Booth and H. Q. Runkel. Henry D. Mao Donna, secretary of the company, said: "The company has been organized foi the purpose of taking advantage of the extraordinary economic transforma tion now at work in Cuba and Forto Rico. It intends to renovate old en terprises and create new ones in these prodigously rich islands, and to that end has secured the co-operation of conservative men of wealth and enter prise." To Encourage Manila Hemp Trade. Washington, Sept. 9.—The imposi tion of import and export duties on hemp brought into and exported from Manila and from and to other ports in the Philippines still under Spanish control has been found to work a great hardship to dealers and almost to ruin business. In view of this fact, the treasury officials have recommended to the war department, which exercises control over the collection of duties in the Philippines, that on exports of hemp the import duties bo refunded, thus making but one duty charge. The suggestion also has been made to war department officials that the inter diction which prohibited the clearance of vessels from Manila to other ports in the Philippines be removed. Now that the war is over, it is felt there is no furthei necessity for this prohibition. PECK'S NEW PLAN. School Superintendents to Assist in Se curing Lafayette Monument. Chicago, Sept. 9. —By direotion of Commissioner-General Peck, Robert J. Thompson, secretary of the Lafayette monument commission, has appointed the superintendents of eduoation of all the states and territories upon an hon orary advisory committee of the monu ment association. His letter of ap pointment in part is as follows: "It is proposed that in raising the Lafayette monument fund, that the schools of America be utilized as the agency for reaching the people and pro em ing the contributions, and to this end 1 urgently request that you ask, as early as convenient, that the teachers and officers of your schools, colleges and universities (public and parochial), recognize October 19, the date of the fall of Yorktown, to which Lafayette contributed so largely, as Lafayette day, and thai they devote a part of the day mentioned to a relation of the hiatorio events pertaining to Lafayette and the early days of the republic." In Boston Harbor. Boston, Sept. s.—Amid the greatest enthusiasm from thousands, both afloat and ashore, a fleet of nine warships. fiesh from hard fighting in Cqba, led by the stately Massachusetts, sailed up the harbor this afternoon and dropped anchor off the wharves, salutes only be ing fired in honor of Commodore Howi son, of tbe uavy-yard. and as Governor Wolcott left for tbe shore. Tonight the officers came ashore, and with Gov ernor Wolcott and Mayor Quincy held a well attended reception in Faneoil hall, while the fleet, with tbe assist ance of a lively thunder storm, lighted up the harbor with their searchlights. ;%£l Hnng Chans Deposed. 7«:•: Peking, Sept 9.—14 Bung Chang has been dismissed from power. It is presumed it was done in accordance with the demand which it was rumored the British minister here, Sir Claude McDonald, was instructed to make on acoount of the alleged general partiality of Li Hang Chans to Russia, resulting in Great Britain being deprived of the contract for the Peking-Hankow rail road, by the Rosso-Chinese bank financial control of the load. . | WAR AGAIN IN CRETE Mussulmans Attack the Brit ish at Candia. WARSHIPS BOMBARD THE TOWN Portion of the Place Is In Flames- Turks Allege FaTorttlsm Was Shown the Christians. Candia, Island of Crete, Sept. B.— Candia is in a state of anarchy. A col lision between the Mussulmans, who were demonstrating against European control, and the British authorities, who have been installing Christians as revenue clerks, culminated tcyday in bloody fighting between the Mussul mans and the Biitish troops. Riots took place in various parts of the city, and many have been killed. When the outbreak was fiercest, a warship stationed In the harbor began firing shells, with the result that a por tion of the city is in flames. The greatest confusion and uproar prevails, and it is feared that the night will not pass without further pillage and de struction. The trouble began with the attempt of the British military authorities to install Christian officials. They had appointed a council of internal control to collect the tithe revenues, and a de taohment of soldiers was stationed out side the office as a precaution. A Crowd of unarmed Mussulmans at tempted to force an entrance into the office. The British soldiers fired and wounded several. The Mussulmans ran for their arms, and, returning, at taoked the soldiers. Other Mussul mans sDread rapidly through the Chris tian quarter, shooting into windows and setting many houses and shops on fire. It is reported that the British consul has been killed. The Turkish gover nor has offered to help the Biitish. Cause of the Trouble. London, Sept. 8. —Advices from Canea were received this morning from a correspondent there, who also tele graphed that he feared for the safety of his colleague at Candia, as he was un able to communicate with him. The fact that no dispatches were received from Candia after the bombardment be gan eeemed to indicate that the situa tion there is serious. It has been known that the Mussul mans were discontented at the joint rule of the powers in Crete. This was largely due to the fact that they were confined in the towns, while the Chris tians were allowed the liberty of the island. But the rising of the Mussul mans was unexpected. The Cretan fleet is under command of the French admiral, Pottier, as the senior officer, and consists of British, French, Bussian, Italian and Austrian ships, Germany recently having with drawn from .participation in the joint control or government of Crete. The troops of the powers are divided among the different towns, the British garri soning Candia. The Mussulmans com plain they recently consented that the Christians should be permitted to enter the totfn on condition that the Mussul mans were allowed the freedom of the country, and they further declare that the representatives of the powers have not fulfilled the lnttter part of the bar gain, and that while they were confined in the towns the Christians pillaged their property in the country. The British consul at Canea has started for Candia on board the British battleship Camperdown. France Sends Reinforcements. Canea, via Paris, Sept. B.—Four warships have started for Candia,where it is reported three English persons have been killed and four wounded, and six Mussulmans killed. Special precautions are being taken here and at Betimo, troops being held in readiness. The fighting has ceased at Candia, but the troubles continue. Turks Fired tbe Town. Canea, Sept. B.—The Turks set fire to the whole town of Candia. Tbe only warship there at the time of the outbreak was the British gunboat Haz ard, which landed a party of marines to assist the 130 British troops there. TO RANSOM CAPTIVES. Spain Will Buy Freedom for Prisoners In Philippines. Madrid, Sept. 8. —The cabinet has authorized the foreign minister, Duke Almodovar del Rio, to negotiate with the Philippine insurgents to ransom the 6,000 Spanish prisoners now in their hands, and it has been decided to transmit money to Manila for that purpose, and for the relief of the Span ish troops, which are urgently in need of funds. Tbe minitter will ask Gen eral Jaudenes, the commander of the Spanish troops in the Philippine islands, how to transmit tbe funds. The government has also cabled to Captain-General Macais, at San Juan de Porto Rico, requesting him to fur nish further details of the American economic regime in the island of Porto Rico. This step was taken after con sidering his first report on the subject. The heat of comets is said to be 2,000 times greater than red-hot iron. Th#r«aee ComnlMlon. Washington, Sept. B.—lt may t» said positively now tbat Justice White, of the United States supreme court, has finally declined the tender of a mem bership in the Spanish-Ameiican peace commission. It is understood that the vacant place on the commission has been offered to Senator George Gray, 3f Delaware, one of the leading Demo iratio members of the senate, and a member of the minority of the foreign I relations ©oramittee. NEW BRIDGE FELL. Forty-Four Workmen Ara Reported ' Missing. Hoganeburg, N. V., Sept. B.—-About noon today, two spans of the interna tional bridge of the New York & Ottawa railroad, now under construction across the St. Lawrence river about three miles above St. Regis Indian village, fell without warning, all the workmen being thrown into the river 60 feet be low. Thitty-three were picked up and taken to Cornwall hospital, and 44 are now missing. The bridge consists of three spans, of which two were com pleted and the third was nearly com pleted when the south pier gave way at its foundation, causing both spans to fall into the water, taking their load of human freight with them. The scene of the accident is located about four miles from Hogansburg, above the St. Regis Indian reservation. The bridge was being built across the St. Lawrence river at the foot of Long Saulte rapids, near Reinhardt's island. The water at this point is known to be as swift as in any part of the river. The immediate cause of the disaster and the giving way of the span of the bridge seems to have been the washing away of one of the large piers. The pier in question was begun last fall, and work was continued all winter and finished this summer. The contract work was in charge of Messrs. Sooy, Smith & Co., who are well-known bridge-buildere. The pier had been ac cepted as perfectly reliable and safe. It would seem that the swiftness of the current was underestimated. Late reports from Cornwall hospital say that of the 33 men taken out of the river and transferred to the hospital, 18 have since died. The latest informa tion makes it probable that the death list will reach 30. As far as can be learned, 87 men were on the pay-roll, of whom 83 reported for work this morning. Of this list only 38 have been accounted foi. The following is a list of the dead made up to midnight: W. J. Curry, Patorson, N. J.; W. J. Jackson, Columbus, O.; Louis Raumer, Johnstown, Pa.; R. L. Dyeart, Tyrone, Pa.; J. D.Craig, Detroit; Pat Murphy, Toronto; Thomas Birmingham; Dan Hughes, Cleveland; Frank Levigne, Ogdensburg, N. V.; W. Sherman, Cornwall, Ont.; VV. Saundors, Balti more; John Clause, Caugbnawega, N. V.; H. Davis, Pittsburg; Cyril Camp bell. Cornwall, Ont. The seriously wounded: John Wil son, Maiden, Mass., leg bioken; George Bloxom, Painsville, Vt., leg fraotmed; Mitchell Reeves. Cornwall; Andrew Smi.th, Rochester, N. V.; W. Thomp son, Montreal, leg broken; John Fra«er, Quebec, leg cutoff; D. Barton, Buffalo-, kg crushed. __v EXTRA SESSION. * The Oregon Legislature to Meet Sep tember »0. • Salem, Sept. 8. —The following proc lamation was issued from the state ex ecutive office today: "State of Oregon, Exeontive Depart ment, Sept. B,lß9B.—Whereas, matters of vital importance to the people of the state of Oregon seem to require the convening of the legislative assembly in special session; "Now. therefore, I, William P. Lord, by virtue of the authority in me vested as governor of the state of Oregon, do hereby direct the convening of the two houses of the legislative assembly of the state of Oregon, in special session at the state capitol, in Salem, on Mon day, September 26, 1898, at 10 o'clock A. M., of which all who shall, at that time, be entitled to net as members of said body, are hereby required to take notice. "Given under my hand and the great seal of the statejof Oregon, this Gth day of September, A. D. 1898. "WILLIAM P. LORD, Governor. "Attest: H. R. KINCAID, Secre tary of State." A copy of the proclamation was mailed to each member-elect of the legislature. Good Prospects for Settlement. St. Johns, N. P., Sept. B.—Sir James Winter, the premier, has returned from the Quebeo conference in order to meet the British royal commission On the French shore question, whose members are expected next Sunday. Judging from reliable reports of the premier's woik at Quebeo, the prospects are bright for a satisfactory arrangement of the dispute between the United States, Canada and Newfoundland. Death of Correspondent Howard. London, Sept. B.—A special dispafth from Omdurman Bays: Hubert How ard, the correspondent of the Times, met his death owing to his eagerness to get the first news of the Karl Nenfeldt and the other European prisoners of the khalifa. He piesaed his way'into the city before it was safe to do so, «nd was going all alone along a narrow alley, leading to tha prison, when be was attacked and killed. ' ' Spread of Yellow Fever. ;_>;;' i P Washington, Sept. B.—A report re ceived at the ! marine hospital service from Surgeon Barter : BJiows^thkt'tbe' total number of yellow .fever cases which have . made: their appearance at Or wood. MiM., is 85. but up to this time tbere have been no deatha The disease has been traced, according to Surgeon Harter, from Orwood to Taylor, a small town on the Illinois Central, where five cases were reported July ■;•-•:-■:•- '••-;•;: : Dastardly Dee*. San Francisco, Sept. B.—A letter to Hie Call, dated Behriog Straits, Job* 27. states that the bark Northern Light, Captain Wbitesides, from San ftan ciaco for Kotzebne, haearrived safely in port with her crew and 152 passengers, after a voyage daring which was discov eied that four large anger holes bad been bored fai her bow.. It was found that the vessel was leaking badly, and bat for tlie timely discovery of the suise she would have gone to the bot iom. PBICE 5 CENTS. DEATH RODE THE RAIL Appalling Disaster at Cohoes, New York. TRAIN STRIKES A TROLLEY CAR ■ Blght««n Passengers - Killed - and * More - ■ Will Die— Happy Plekniokers Sud : denly Hurled Into KtornltY* Cohoes, N. V., Sept. 7.—An appall injf disaster occurred )in • this oitj to- C night. Shortly boforo 8 o'clock a rol- H ley-oar of the Troy City Railway Com- ; pany was struck by ; the night-boat. special of the Delaware & Hudson at a crossing at the west end of the Iludson r river bridge, which connects : the oity with Lansingburg, and its load Zof ':;*: human freight was hurled into the air. Eighteen of the 85 passengers are dead, and at least 10 of the remainder will v■■ die. The oars entering the oity from Lan singburg were crowded with passengers from a picnic at Rennsaelaer's Park, a pleasure resort near Troy. It was cat No. 192 of the Troy City railway that met with disaster. It came over the bridge about 7:30 o'clock laden with a merry party of people, fresh from the enjoyment of the day. The crossing where tbe accident oc curred is at a grade. Four tracks of the Delaware & Hudson River railroad, which runs noith and south at this point, cross the two tracks of the trol ley road. It was the hour when the New York boat special, a train which runs south and connects with the New York city boat at Albany, wns due to pass that point. Traoks of the street lines run |t a grade from tbe bridge to the point where tbe disaster took place. In consequence of this fact, and a fre quent passage of trains, it has been the rule for each motor-car conductor to stop his car and go forward to observe the railroad tracks and signal his car to proceed if no trains are in sight. It cannot be ascertained whether that rule was complied with on this occasion, for all events prior to the crash are foigot ten by those who were involved. g The motoi car was struck directly in the oenter by the engine of the train, which was going at a high rate of speed. The accident came without the slightest warning. The car was npon the tracks before the train loomed in eight, and no power on eaith could have saved it The motoiman evidently saw the train approaching as be reached the track, and opened his controller, but in vain. With a crash that was heard for blocks the engine struck into the lighter vehicle. The effect was horrible. The motor oai parted in two, both sections being burled into tbe air in splinters. The mass of humanity, for the oar was crowded to overflowing, was torn and mangled. Those in the front of the car met with the worst fate. The force of the collision was there experienced to tbe greatest de gree, and every human being in that section was-killed. The scene was hor rible. Bodies bad been hurled into the air, and their headless and limbless trunks were found, in some caaea, 50 feet from the crossing. The pilot of the engine was smashed, and amid its wreckage were the maimed corpses of two women. The passengers of the train suffered no injury, except a shock. The majority of the passen gers on the trolley-car were young people. They included many women. The train of the D. & H. R. R. acci dent proceeded to Troy. The enigneer stated that he did not see the car until he was upon it. He tried to prevent his train from striking the ear, but his efforts were fruitless. His train was going at a very high rate of speed at the time. He was some minutes late, and was trying to make up lost time. In consequence of the caution taken by the*trolley road to ascertain if the tracks were dear at this crossing, the engineers of trains have always felt safe in running by at a high rate of speed. The engineer says that the flrat he knew that the cai was coming was when it hove in sight at the corner of the street, at which the crossing is situated. He was but a short distance from the car at the time. It was utterly impos sible to bring the train to a standstill. He thinks that the motorman, when he saw the train was upon him, tried to get beyond the danger line. The grade of this crossing and the speed at which his car was going also made it imposei ble for him to stop before reaching the tracks. It was the front end of his oar that war caught and clashed, and he was killed outright. The following bodies were identified: Archie Campeau, James Temple, Ed ward Barney, Mrs. John Craven, Miss Kittie Craven, Mrs. John W. Sutcliffe, Joseph i Sense, Nellie Swett, Ift years of age, Mrs. Eliza McElroy, Mrs. James Taylor, Miss Winnie Craven, James Lines, Mrs. Ellen Scaw and John Tim- :: ins. !..> •; .-.. , . ;; &^J I Drowned In liitk* Krle. Buffalo, N. V., Sept 7.—Frank and John Mane, 16 and gIT years old, re spectively, and r Geo. Grass, 14 years old, were drowned while bathing in Lake Erie. There was a > heavy sea on and the boys were caught by a receding wave and carried into deep water. Wind and Hail. lowa City. la., Sept. 7.—A severe Wind and hail storm caused, damage to the amount of $50,000 In an area three miles* wide and IS miles long, six miles north of here. The hail was exceeding ly heavy and many persons were in jured. Many small buildings were ; wrecked, and the corn crop was com pletel/ destroyed in the region of the storm. ■ ' —~ :.'l*yßß ' The cell* oompotiDg ■, the epidermia.' axe 1-160P of an inch in diaasetar.