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VOL. VIII. NO. 43.
Epitome of the Telegraphic
News of the World. |
■ -
All interesting Collection of Items From
' the Two Hemispheres Presented
in a Condensed Form.
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Qua. W. Couldock, the well-known
actor.'d'i^ in New York. £v
" Natural gas lias been discovered on ,
Bam .1 md beach, near Santa Barbara,
Ti,,. steamer Wild wood sank at her
dock at Port Towneend during a heavy
Btonn. '
Many of the Manila soldiers want to
come home. They have been attacked i
by a serious case of home-sickness. I
Three negroes were lynched near '
Meridian, Miss. The crime alleged :
was the thumping of a white man.
The government has been officially |
advised of the successful termination
of the Paris negotiations with Spain.
The steamer Detroit was lost on
Shelter island, near Juneau. She had (
27 passengers, all of whom were saved.
The battle-ship Wisconsin, recently .
launched at San Francisco, is fast in j
the nod, and all efforts to dislodge her
have proved fatile.
Incompetent engineers are blamed
for the breakdown of the cruiser Buf
fao. while on her war from New York
to join Admiral Dewey's fleet.
A writer in the London Contemporary
Review, in an article characterizing
William of Germany as the arch enemy j
of England, declares that country and I
the United States must stand shoulder
to shoulder in the East.
General Blaneo's retirement and the \
resignation of the autonomist cabinet
increases tbfl confusion in Cuba, which
preceded American control. Fear is
felt that the United States may not
■BUM immediate jurisdiction, and
that confusion will result.
The steamer Portland, which was re
ported missing after the big Atlantic
coast storm, has been lost off Highland
light with every passenger and the
entire crew. The number drowned is
about 100. Thirty four bodies have
boon recovered from the surf and the
rescue work still proceeds. The Port
land was valued at $250,000, and was
News is at hand from Tien-Tein that
a large number of Japanese spies have
been captured by the Russians at Port
Arthur and shot. Seven Japanese; all
officers of the imperial Japanese army,
were taken, and on their persons were
found drawings of the principal forti
fications. But a day elapsed after their
capture before they were marched out
before a firing party of liuasiaua and
Eummaiily shot.
Topgallant, a famous stallion, was.
Eold in Chicago for $20,000. ';
Sew bankruptcy rules, the supreme
court announces, will take effect Janu
ary 2, 1899.
A receiver has been appointed for
the Chelsea Paper Company of Nor
wich, Conn.
Forty people were killed by the ex
plosion of a box of dynamite " near the
Eeina battery, Havana.
The United States navy has landed
marines in China to act as guard for '
the United .states legation.
1 Japan will resist the great czar, and
preparations are already under way for
"riving the Russian troops from Corea.
The Franklin stamp mill at Hancock,
, lc"-» ha« been destroyed by fire, the
loss being 50,000. Six hunderd men
*>n be thrown out of employment for
six Booths.
; A special to the New York World
;rom Washington says: A cable be
ween the United States and the Ha
*«wn islands will undoubtedly be pro
*ld«l at the forthcoming session of
'■ At a banquet given in his honor at
«ew fork, Admiral Scliley etated that
'• nad a presentiment that Cervera
*°iild attempt to escape from Santiago
•arbor, and that he had mad() prepara .
'-ons to give him a warm reception.
th A. English Carlist positively asserts |
"Jtpon Carlo's army will take the [
ne <i in Spain soon after the treaty is j
ngnedL H declares that a loan has
Den fully financed, and that it is . di: ,
Enl a qaally between France and
thf\ Oag?. by the ter "b»e blizzard off
nL* ? nl gand coast has been much
di« !\ ian wafl indicated by early
JfWches. In or near the harbors of
"*!, U9ettß alone not less than 100 :
caf V Q been 108t ' ana in most
the fate of the crews is unknown. <
A* least 170 lives have been lost.
catti lal etatisti<* show that German
tube^ VerJWhere are suffering fromr |
5£S lo9i ß and other diseases. In the )
BUni £ Aix-la P pelle, for in- !
farm . communes show that 749 '
peZ. 8!? 8° Stated. At least 40
tub " , alltheQerman cattle have
percent! •' *nd in BOrne districts the i
ventage is as high as 79 per cent.
Mi,, or News 1t*,.,,.
Wegarner Monarch cleared from
]^lT n S, °r LiverPool with the
« l cairgo ever carried from ,
20,630 ;bales;of^
Etaves! bloo° bu6bels of corn, 19,000
11 ' an Abilene ' (Ean ->
half a Z-u- ' haß reived a legacy of I
friend S;:?? I.l^ f'om a Ne^?St
U °n. <?h" ... ln her musical educa- i
plete her m^ '• f -*° Pariß BOOn to COm" '
er mua»oal education. -T-s j
Che San Islander.
The Methodist general conference will
/>ld its 1900 session in Chicago.
Chile is on a specie basis and no
tnore paper money will be issued.
It is announced at Washington that
no more presidential postmasters will
be named until congtess meetß.
The battle-ships Oregon and lowa
have been ordered to proceed from Mon
tevideo to Valparaiso, where farther
Drders will await them.
Troubles has arisen in Africa be
tween Germany and the Congo Free
State, relative to the respective boun
dary lines north of Lake Tanganika.
General Thomas Regalado, the head
of the revolutionary movement in Sal
vador, has usurped the presidency and
proclaimed himself chief executive of
the republic.
The attempt to effect a coalition be
tween the states of Nicaragua. Hon
duras and Salvador, to be conducted as
the United States of Central America,
has failed completely.
Arrangements are beiug made by the
war department to disinter the remains
Df all the soldiers who lost their lives
in the campaign before Santiago and
bring them to this country.
Great improvement in the health of
the army has taken place within the
last two months, as shown by the last
reports to the surgeon-general from the
field and general hospitals.
There is a band of American swin
dlers in Hamburg, Germany, who are
passing worthless American paper
money, for which they not only procure
valuable merchandise, "but even obtain
money in exchange from their victims.
It will probably be the end of Decem
ber or the beginning of January before
any further news is received from the
men who have chosen to spend the
winter on the rich gold-bearing creeka
of the Klondike. About 500 men will
winter on the creeks in the Atlin river
The navy department has made pub
lic a report from Admiral Sampson,
covering the operations of the United
States blockading fleet off Santiago
after the destruction of Cervera's
squadron. The report scores General
Shafter for making public important
telegrams and refusing to recognize
the admiral in the surrender. ,
Madrid advices from the Philippines
say the insurgents there have decided
not to reoognize the cession of the islands
to the United States, and that they
I will resist to the last. It is claimed
;that the United States will require
70,000 troops to put down the rebellion,
and it is alleged that the insurgents
hold 10,000 Spanish prisoners whom
they will force to serve against the
Prairie fires have caused great dam
age in Oklahoma and Indian territory
during the past few days.
A riot in a political club at Chicago
resulted in the death of one and the
wounding of several others.
An engine driving a snow plow
plunged over an embankment near South
Berwick, Me., and the enigneer and
fireman were killed.
John Warnock, a deputy sheriff, was
shot and killed at Birmingham, Ala.,
by an eeoaped negro convict, whom he
was trying to arrest. The murderer
An illicit whisky still as a side issue
of a plant for the unlawful manufacture
and imitation of well-known braDds of
wine has been unearthed near the heart
of Chicago.
The cession of Cuba, Porto Rico and
the Philippines aras practically accom
plished at Wednesday's session of the
peace commission. These are the
three main articles.
Two hundred lives lost, 56 vessels
totally wrecked and 49 others hopeless
ly stranded, and the worst probably not
known, is the latest news from the fear
ful Atlantic storm.
A freight train on the Norfolk &
Western railroad went through a bridge
near Riverside, Va. The fireman was
killed, the engineer seriously scalded
and a brakeman fatally injured.
Articles incorporating the O. R. &
N. Company have been filed with the
secretary of state of Washington, and
show that the extensions in Oregon,
Washington and Idaho have long been
in contemplation.
At the Loyal Legion banquet given
in Manila 69 guests were present.
Nearly every commandery was repre
sented. General Anderson presided
and Rear-Admiral Dewey was received
by a guard of honor from the Oregon
Cubans are starving to death in Santa
Clara, and the Red Cross has been ap
pealed to to furnish prompt relief.
Women and children are Buffering. If
euccor does not soon reach them all will
have died. The Cuban troops are also
in a pitiful condition for lack of sup
pliea The Red Crow will promptly
respond to the appeal, but ia handi
capped by lack of funds.
Claude M. Johnson, director of the
bureau of engraving and printing, in
hiß annual report shows that during the
year there were 92,979,478 sheets of
stamps and government securities
printed and delivered at a ©oat of $1,
--570,598. This sum, however, in
cludes $12,590 increase of atock, $30,
--000 paid for machinery and $6,416
paid to outside employes.
California mine owners assert the
gold output of the state has been cui
tailed at least 60 per cent by a pro
longed drought.
Oliver Clement, aged 18, of Poplar
Bluff, Mo., has married Mrs. Hannah
McGinnia, aged 60. She was his step
mother's stepmother.
Though one of the joongest general
officers in the eon federate army Uen
eral Wheeler was the oldest in the na
tional aervice against Spain.
Rapid Progress Made by the
Peace Commission.
Dally Sessions Will Be Held and the
Work Will Be Concluded at
an Early Day.
Paris, Deo. 2.— United States
peace commission held a session today
for the purpose of discussing the draft
of the l treaty articles made yesterday
by Secretaries Moore and Ojeda. The
final preparation of these artides was
concluded and the revised draft turned
over to the typewriters. ■'.-';■--:-~-:;~''-"^l.
The joint session of the commission
then met and began discussion of the
formulated protocol agreement and sab-.'
jects for negotiation, all of which were
presented to the ; joint commission in a
form acceptable to the Americans.
There were 18 articles / laid j before the
two, commissions, covering the follow
ing subjects:
First—The relinqnishment of sov
ereignty over and claim of title to Cuba,
Second—The cession of Porto Rico
and other Spanish possessions in the
West Indies, together with Guam, in
the Lad rones.
Third—The cession of the Philip
pines. ': ";"._ '. "j'll ' f '.-'
Fourth—The terms of the evacuation
of the Philippines. ■ '[%[
Fifth—The ; pledge ■ of the United
States to preserve order in the Philip
pines pending the ratification of the
—The release of military pris
oners mutually. ..
Seventh—The cession by Spain of
the Island of Eusai, or Strong's Island,
in the Carolines.
Eighth—The mutual relinquishment
of indemnity claims. ..\!1:;;
Ninth—The religious freedom of the
Carolines, assuring the rights of Amer
ican missionaries there.
Tenth—The cable landing lights at
points within the Spanish jurisdiction.
Eleventh—The release by Spain of
political prisoners for offenses in Cuba
and the Philippines.
Twelfth—The pledge of the United
. States to inaugurate in the Philippines
an "open door" policy, and . to guaran
tee the same to Spain for at least 12
Thirteenth—A revival of the treaties
broken :by th war.
The first three articles were mutually
agreed upon today, as were also: the
articles embodying the terms of the
evacuation of the Philippines, which
will be principally the same as in the
evacuation of Cuba and Porto Rico. '
: The mutual release of military pris
oners was agreed upon, Spain liberating
the rebel prisoners and the United
States liberating the Manila garrison
and the Spanish held by Aguinaldo.
The political prisoners to be released
by Spain are such as are now in exile
in Ceuta, in Morocco, or other Spanish
penal settlements. :
Daily sessions will be held here, and
it is now believed the work will be pos
sibly concluded this week, although so
early a termination is not probable.
The foregoing :list of subjects under
consideration does not show the precise
order in which p the articles were laid
before the Spanish commissioners to
day, and, in fact, only eight -of the
thirteen articles were discussed. Four
points arose about which the Spaniards
desired to consult Madrid, and two
upon which the Americans will consult
! Washington.
| After the session and ; the departure
of the Spaniards, the Americans re
i mained lin the \. conference -oh amber . for
lan hour in executive session. The ad
! journment : was taken until 3 o'clock
j tomorrow. - " '."%. v- ■"'' ■': .!
A Father's Terrible Crime. ~
i Dubuque, la., Deo. 2.—John Gross
! today ■ shot - and ? killed his V} daughter,
Tillie, and shot himself \ dead at his
home near Decorah. The daughter was
! • about xtot "z leave r home against her
I father's wishes This ; morning, at his
request; she wrote his will and signed
over her share to her mother. . Imme
diately afterwards he attacked her with
■'a-' club. Her brother answered t her
cries for help, but was driven off. The
father then shot her through the « head
and stomach and broke the stock of the
gun over her head. Securing j. another
I; gun, Gross Jew the ? top of f his ] own
head ! off. i His wife J saved her life by ;
running away. Before committing
suicide, he burned the will he had com
pelled his daughter to write.
Wyandotte Will Be Sold.
Washington, Dee. B.—lt has been
decided by the' board of - construction
and repairs to dispose of the Wyan
dotte, which has been in the navy since
1862, as it has outlived| its i usefulness
and is now in an worthy condi
tion at the League island navy-yard.
Tbe ship has been appraised at $7,000,
and will be sold at public auction in
the near future. m
N ew South Wales' Wheat Surplus.
Sydney. N. S. W., Deo. 2.—Acoord
lingTto the official forecast, the wheat
harvest for 1898 will be 1,590,000
bushels in exoesa of that of 1897, and
there will be a surprlus available for
export of 2,950,000 bushels.
Sentenced to Death-
Private Lindsay P. Holt, troop F.
Tenth United States cavalry, now en
camped at Huntsville, Ala., ia testing
under a death sentence. *»»« of *
recent court-martial, at which itwaa
proven that lie was guilty of murder.
His best friend waa the victim and
whisky the cause. This is the fi«t
death sentence pa-ed upon an enlisted
man since the beginning of £•«
1 and for many years previous. It is «l
--j traoti«« widespread attention.
Steamer Alnswortb. Wrecked In a Squall
on Kootenai Lake.
Nelson, B. C, Deo. 2.—The Ains
worth, a small steamer plying between
Nelson and Bonner's ferry, was
wrecked last night during a storm on
Kootenai lake, six of her crew and
three passengers being drowned.
The Ainsworth left Nelson last even
ing on her regular trip. When about
six miles south of Pilot bay and about
two and a half miles from shore, dur
ing a heavy sea she was struck by a
squall and commenced taking water.
The captain headed her for shore, but
she reeled over on her side, filling im
Thi passengers drowned were:
Chi.ls.' Campbell, a merchant of Eus
kanook; two Italians, of Kuskanook.
Captain Lean, First Engineei Eane
and J. Donnelly, a deckhand, reached
shore in the lifeboat. The rest of tbe
crew, whose names are as follows, were
Perry, mate; James McNeill, fiie
man; John Guein, steward; Joseph
Davis, deckhand; C. Hume, cook. The
second engineer, name cannot be
learned at present.
The Ainsworth was owned by Bra
den Bros., of the Pilot Bay smelter.
Struggle for Life.
Spokane, Wash., Dec. 2.—A Nelson
special to the Spokesman-Review gives
further particulars of the wreck of the
A ins worth, as follows:
The starboard lifeboat was first
launched. Six passengers sprang into
it, and it was swamped. All went
down but Johnson, who divested him
self of his overcoat and got on board
again. The port boat was next
launched, but the maddened Italians
jumped in and it was swamped. Four
of tbe Italians were drowned. The
others were saved. The boat was sub
sequently righted and apart of the sur
vivors got into it and paddled two
miles to shore. There a bonfire was
lighted and tbe boat returned and
brought off seven men clinging to the
ropes. A third brought the remainder
uf the passengers ashore.
The wrecked party were taken to
Pilot bay. and this morning the Eoka
nee brought them to
The A ins worth is a wreck, half
beached at Crawford bay. At the time
of the disaster she carried 19 passen
gers »nd a crew of 12.
Eight Hundred Troops Ordered Back
to San Francisco.
Victoria, B. ft, Deo. 2.—The steamer
Miowera arrived here tonight, bring
ing Honolulu advices up to the 23d.
November 29 the steamer Australia
was to leave Honolulu with 500 men
of the New York regiment bound to
San Francisco on the way to New
York. A few days later 300 more will
follow by the Alameda. The troops
are supposed to have been recalled on
account of the ravages of typhoid.
There are said to have been 800 cases
when the Miowera left. Permission
has been received at Honolulu from
Washington to abandon Independence
Park as a hospital site as soon as other
quarters can be fitted up. Surgeons
of the camp and hospital are afraid the
site is too low for health during the
comparatively wet winter months.
In obedience to instructions, Colonel
Ruhlin began, November 22, the erec
tion of the new hospital building in
Nnann valley. The structure will be
45 feet wide by 160 feet long. It will
have side kitchens, surgeons' and
stewards' quarters. This will give
complete accommodation for all the
sick soldiers in Honolulu. The new
buildings will take 120 patients, Buena
vista proper 100, and the convalescent
hospital the remainder.
Cuban Commlfision in Washington.
Washington, Dec. 2. —The members
of the commission delegated to visit
the United States to discuss with offi
cials of this government the many
problems which confront both Cubans
and Americans on the island, arrived
in Washington this evening from New
York. It is the present expectation of
General Garcia and other commission
ers to remain in Washington about 10
days. Tomorrow General Garcia will
call upon Secretary of War Alger, but
beyond that call no arrangements have
been perfected for the movements of
the commission.
In a Bamboo Stick.
Plymouth, Mass., Dec 2.—A piece
of bamboo picked up in the surf here
today brought a story of death and tbe
loss of the schooner White Wings, of
Gloucester, in the recent storm. It
contained the following message:
"We will be lost, 18 of us, in the
fishing schooner White Wings, from
Gloucester. Have no bottle to put it
in; everything is gone. We are about
to go on a raft. Henry Wilier and
Frank Haskins are dead. If I could
only see my wife and darling child
Toxm Street Fight.
Dallas, Tex.. Nov. 80.—Passengers
on the St Louis & Southwestern train
that reached here last night give the
details of a street fight that occurred at
Haghes Springs, on that line, in Texas,
this afternoon, in which Constable
James Driver and his son, David, were
killed, and Ben Bonne, a prominent
resident, was mortally wounded. The
affair resulted from a trivial matter.
Coin Sweater* Conricted.
St. Louis, Dec. 2.—James Wilcox
and William Shaw have been sentenced
to three years each in the penitentiary
by the United States district court.
They were found guilty by a jury last
week of "sweating" gold coins, and
Judge Adams suspended the passage of
sentence until today.
Washington, Dee. B.—Consul Gibbs.
at Tamatave. Madagascar, reports to.
the state department that bubonic
plague baa appeared at Tamatave.
n n up i
She Finally Accepts the
American Terms.
Porto Bico, Guam and the Philippines
Are. Not American Colouies—Span
ish Resources Exhausted—No Condi
tions Are Attached to Her Consent-
Paris, Nov. 80.—Spain has aocepted
the United States' offer of |20,000,
--000, and at a joint session of the peace
commissions this aftginoon consented
without condition to the relinquish
ment of Cuba, and to cede Porto Rico,
Guam and the Philippine islands.
The document presenting this accept
ance contained only 300 words. It
opened with a reference to the unequal
terms of the United States, and said
that the Spanish commissioners, after
having taken cognizance of the terms
proposed by the Americans, replied that
their government bad tried to give as
equitable an answer as possible, but
that they were not prepared to commit
their government to the acceptance of
the principle embodied in the argu-
The above map shows the territory that has been, or will undoubtedly be, added to the
United States as a result of the war with Spain—Cuba, Porto Rico, the Island of Guam,
or Guahan, In the Ladrones, and a coaling station and port In the Philippines.
[The above map and statement was published immediately following the signing of the
peace protocol, As a result of the Paris conference the United has gained every point therein
predicted, together with the cession of the entire Philippine archipelago.]
ment. Spain rejeots these principles,
the note continues, "as she always has
rejected them.*'
Basing her attitude upon the justice
of her cause, the note then says she
still adheres to these principles, "which
she has heretofore invariably formu
However, the not« adds, in her desire
for peace, she has gone bo far as to pro
pose certain compromises, which the
Americans have always rejected. She
haa also attempted to arbitrate some of
the material particulars upon which the
two governments differed. These pro
posals for arbitration, it is added, the
Americans had equally lejected. These
allegations in Spain's reply, as to at
tempted arbitration, refer to her pro
posal to arbitrate the construction of
the third article of the protocol, and
also to submit the Spanish colonial debt
of Cuba and the Philippines to arbitra
tion. The last proposition had been
made in a written communication.
Since its presentation, and in return for
such arbitration, Spain offered to cede
the territory in dispute. The Ameri
cans refused both propositions for arbi
Spain's reply today in substance con
tinued by declaring that tbe United
States has offered as a kind of compen
sation to Spain something very inade
quate to the sacrifices the latter coun
try makes at this moment, and she
feels that the United States' proposals
could not be considered as equitable.
Spain has, however, exhausted all the
resources of diplomacy and an attempt
to justify her attitude. Seeing that
an acceptance of the proposal made to
Spain is a necessary condition to a con
tinuance of negotiations, and seeing
that tbe resources of Spain are not such
as to enable her to re-enter upon war,
(She is prepared, in her desire to avoid
bloodsKed, and from considerations of
humanity and patriotism, to submit to
jthe conditions of the conquering na
tion, however harsh they may be. She
is therefore to accept the proposals of
the American commission, as presented
at the last sitting.
The reading and the translation of
the document occupied less than five
minutes. At the conclusion v of the
translation the commissioners empow
ered Senor Ojeda, secretary of the
Spanish commission, and Secretary
Moore, of the American commission,
to draw up articles which are to em body
the relinquishment of Cuba by Spain
and the cession of Porto Rico'and the
Philippines. These artioles, which
may be considered as constituting tbe
conditions of peace, will be ready for
submission on Thursday.
The commissioners left the foreign
office immediately after tbe secretaries
had been directed to prepare the arti
cles of the peace treaty.
Tbere was scarcely any conversation
between the American and Spanish
commissioners after tbe adjournment.
Among the Americans only tbe most
grave consideration for their Spanish
oolleagnes was apparent.
Preparation of his biennial report to
the legislature has been completed by
the state land commissioner of Wash
Fatalities From the AtLatle Coaat Qmlm
Hourly Increasing.
Boston, Mass.. Not. 80.—It li known
definitely tonight that more than 70
lives have been lost in the wreoke of
tugs, schooners and ooal barges daring
the storm of Saturday night and Sun
day morning, and if the steamer Port
land has gone down, as now seems pos
sible, the list of casualties will rise to
170, with ovor 100 vessels of all de
scriptions ashore, two score ot them to
be total wrecks and an unknown num
ber probably beneath the waves of
Massachusetts bay.
There is scarcely a bay, harbor or in
let from the Penobscot to New London
which has not on its shores the bones
of some stanch craft, while all along
Massachusetts bay, and especially Bos
ton harbor, the beaches are piled high
with the wreckage of schooners and
ooal barges. The record, although
hourly lengthening, is still incomplete,
for that ocean grave-yard of Cape Cod
is still to be heard from.
The annoyance and inconvenience of
the railroad and street-oai embargo,
covering the whole of southern New
England, sank into insignificance be
fore the story of destruction wrought by
wind and wave, yet it will be many a
day before the full import of the disas
ter is known or even realized.
The islands of Boston harbor are
without exception strewn with wrecks
and wreckage; no less than 29 vessels
are ashore at Gloucester, ovei 20 in
the supposed safe harbor of Vineyard
Haven parted their anchor-chains yes*
terday, and are high and dry on the
beach. Nantasket beach saw two
schooners and a coal barge dash to
pieces on its sands, tho rocks of Cohaa
set claimed a stanch fisherman; Soitu-
ate, a well-known pilot-boat; Manches
ter, a Down East lumberman,while one
tug and three barges known to have
been between Cape Cod and Boston are
unaccounted for and probably lost.
The upper harbors of Boston, Ply
mouth, Salem, Portsmouth, Portland
and other places where vessels were
supposed to be comparatively safe,were
the scenes of numerous collisions be
tween the ships and the wharves.
Every life-saving crew performed
deeds of heroism in rescuing crews from
stranded vessels, and tug-boat captains
risked life and property in their en
deavor to save life.
Deaths at Manila.
Washington, Nov. 30.—The follow
ing report of deaths among the Ameri
can force at Manila was received from
General Otis by tbe war department to-
"Manila, Nov. 29.—Adjutant-Gen
eial, Washington: Following deaths
since last report:
"Nov. 21—Frank M. Harden, pri
vate, company E, First North Dakota,
typhoid fever.
"Nov. 22—Clyde Perkins, private,
company X, Second Oregon, smallpox;
Walter Downing, private, company L,
First Colorado, dysentery.
"Nov. 23—Charles McKinnon, pri
vate, company F, Second Oregon,
"Nov. 25—Robert Davidson, pri
vate, company G, Fourteenth United
States infantry, malaria; James M.
Clark, company E, First South Dakota,
dysentery. OTIS."
Found Dead In the Boad.
Union, Or., Nov. 80.—A miner, Wil
liam Lamb, was found dead near
Sanger, a few days ago. He became
lost in a snow storm and was found
frozen to death. ' It was reported that
tbere was a gunshot wound on his body,
and tbe coroner went out to hold an in
quest, but this proved to be untrue.
The body was brought here for burial,
which took place today.
Spanish Leave Plnar Del Bio.
Havana, Nov. 80.—At noon today
General Hernandea Velasco, with 2,000
Spanish troops, evacuated tbe city and
province of Pinai del Rio. They left
the city with bands playing and ban
ners flying. General Velasco made a
formal delivery to the mayor. Half an
boor afterward a Cuban lieutenant
colonel entered with 250 men.
New York, Nov. 80.—The members
of tbe Cuban committee in this oity
have received no word of the death of
General Gomes. They discredit tbe
Many Will Master Out.
Washington, Not. 80.—The war de
partment, in view of the assurance that
the Paris treaty will be signed, is ar
ranging to matter oat more troops. It
is probable that from 80,000 to 40,000
volunteers will be mattered oat as soon
as elections of regiments can be made.
The foroes at Manila will not be re
duced at present.
Grant a Gillett. a well-known Kan
sas oattle baron, baa failed fox a large
amount and fled tie country.
Steame- Portland Lost With
All on Board.
Struck on Cape Cod During the Gal*—
Many Bodies Have Drifted
Highland Light, Maps., Dec. I.—The
ateainer Portland, of the Boston and
Portland line, has been lost on Cape
Cod, with all on board. The lifesav
ing men. through a blinding storm,
yesterday morning at 6 o'clock heard a
distress whistle, and last night at mid
night the body of a man was found on
shore. On the body of the man was a
life belt marked "Steamer Portland, of
Portland." A gold watch in Ins pocket
had stopped at 10 o'clock. This man
was well dressed, wore black clothes
and tan shoes, and had light hair ani
mustache. A piece of card in his
pocket bore the words, "John \V\, Con
gieos street, Portland." The body of
a large woman, without covering of
any kind, washed ashore at Pamet
river, but there was no means of
It is believed that the Portland was
disabled by the storm at 10 o'clock last
night, being unable longer to hold up
against the gale, and drifted on Peaked
Hill bar, and went to pieces. No part
of the ship has diifted ashore, and it is
not known just where she struck.
Boxes of tobacco, clothing, cheese, oil,
etc, have been washed ashore, also
life preservers marked with the words
"Steamer Portland."
Bodies of Victims Washed Ashore.
Boston, Dec. I.—Dr. Maurice Rich
ardson, of Beacon street, this city, was
at bis summer home, Wellfleet, during
the storm, and corroborated the early
aocount of the loss of the Pottlund,
for he saw two of the bodies washed
ashore, and on them were life preserv
ers maiked with tho vessel's name.
Dr. Richardson was on the first train
from Cape Cod which arrived in this
city late tonight.
"I caw two of the bodies picked
up," said the doctor. "One was prob
ably that of a deckhand, a man of
about 20. He had on a life preserver
marked 'Portland. 1 The other body
was that of a etout woman. She, too,
wore a life preserver with the steamer's
name on it. Wreckage is coming
ashoie for 15 miles along the coast.
Among the wreckage were cases of lard
directed to Portland."
In addition to the two bodies, Dr.
Richardson brought news that at
Orleans the body of a girl about 20 was
found. She had a gold watch and a
ring marked f'J. G. E." Her watch
had stopped at 0:17. These are three
bodies at Nausett, eight at Orleans and
28 at Truro and Wellfleet. The double
wheel of the Portland came ashore at
There were about MO persons aboard
the Portland, including 51 passengers.
The Portland was built at Bath, Me.,
in 1890, and was a side-wheel steamer
of 1,317 tons net burden. Her length
was 230 feet, beam 42 and depth 15
feet. She was valued at $250,000, and •
was fully insured.
Washed Ashore at Highland SAght.
Provincetown, Mass., Deo. I.—Two
bodies that c»mo ashore at Highland
Light and are supposed to be from the
Portland have been brought here. One
ie that of a well-dressed man. The
other body is that of a woman with
only shoes and stockings on.
European Poweri Dared Not Interfere
in Philippine Matters.
Berlin, Dec. I.—The Cologne Ga
zette says: - "International envy haa
prevented Europe from opposing the
excessive demands of the United States
upon Spain. Although they might
have profited by the situation, the pow
ers feared to make a bitter enemy of
America, with the consequent closing
of her markets, if they opposed the an
nexation of the Philippines." v
Other German papers argue that
the United States would never have
dared to impose such conditions had
it not been for England's support.
This conviction of the Anglo American
agreemnet, giving the two powers the
virtue of control of the "far Eastern
question," intensified the situation.
It is believed Great Britain will got
Chusan as compensation and both Eng
land and America are suspected of hav
ing some disagreeable surprise in store.
Bag-asta Breathes Easier.
Madrid, Deo. 1. — Senor Sagasta
showed much emotion on learning that
the Spanish commissioners in Paris
had formally agreed to sign the treaty
pt peace on the American conditions,
but he assured bis friends that be was
convinced be bad adopted the best
course in the interests of the country
and the monarchy, adding that the
news had lifted a great weight from the
minds of the people. The Bank of
Spain has made a fresh advance to the
government of 60,000,000 pesetas, to
cover the expense of repatriating the
Spanish troops from the Philippines
and the Antilles. The republican pa
pers violently attack both the govern
ment and the Americans.
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Gold on Saa Joan Hill.
Wichita, Kan.» Dea I.— Dr. J. W.
Langford, of Arizona, and 12 of Roose
velt's Rough Riders bare . gone to Ban
Joan bill, Cuba, to proepeot tor goW.
Is an interview here Langford said*.
"Becaoae of its pleasant climate I be
lieve Cuba to be a better gold field
than the Klondike. I think Cuba it
one of the belt prospecting-countries fa
the world. I expect to locate a olaim
on San Joan hill that a eompaaj will
be able to work with Urge profit."

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