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r It's a Cold Day When We Get Left. VOL. IX. HOOD RIVER, OREGON, FRIDAY, JUNE 25, 1897. ' NO. 5. "I T 1 ' : 1 . i FREE LIST REACHED. THE PREMIER DENOUNCED. CUBANS TAKE A FORT. Epitome of the Telegraphic News of the World. TERSE TICKS FROM THE WIRES An Interesting Collection of Itemi From . the New and the Old World In Condensed and Comprehensive Form An advance of 5 cents a pound on bar iron has been announced. This is the first tendency toward recuperation that bar iron has shown in six months. A terrible explosion of a torpedo oh the Mexican International, near Eagle Pass, Tex., completely wrecked a loco motive and killed the engineer and fire man. A sidewalk collapsed in Chicago and 100 people, mostly children were thrown to the ground, ten feet below. A number were seriously injured and one fatally. Mrs. Know, wife of J. W. Know, living near Latah, Wash., gave birth to three girls and one boy. Each child is well formed and weighs 1 pounds. Mother and children are doing well. The walls of a saloon gave way with out warning in Watertown, S. D., bury ing a number of persons in the ruins. The place was crowded at the time. The work of clearing away the debris resulted in the finding of one body. Five others were seriously injured. ; It has been discovered that the act of the last session of the Colorado legisla ture in regard to negotiable instru ments, repealed the statute establish ing the Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, Washington's birthday and Memorial day as legal holidays. ' A mob of 800 infuriated peasants at Odessa, Russia, seized and savagely lynched one Dunkirk, a murderer, who was being conveyed by the police to jail. Dunkirk was charged with the commission of 13 murders. The po lice have arrested 85 ringleaders of the lynching party. ' Alma Fallmer, 10 years old, has been convicted of theft,' and ordered sent to the reform school at Whittier, Cal. From the bottom of a mortar box she took an old plank, with which to build a playhouse. She was convicted of petty larceny by an Alameda judge, and now she is behind the bars await ing her removal to the reform school. A telegram received in Seattle from United States Senator Wilson says that plans for the fortifications at Magnolia bluff, the army post near Seattle, have been approved, and an assignment of 400,000 made. General Weeks, quartermaster-general United States army, has been ordered to Seattle, and direct ed to proceed : with the work immedi- ' ately. -ir The basement and entire lower por- 'tion of the postoffiee building in Port land, Or., was wrecked by a terrific ex plosion of gas Monday. The head jani tor, whose thoughtlessness caused the explosion by taking a lighted candle into the basement, was severely burned about the head and -arms. A clerk in the stamp department was also hurt, but not seriously. . . The president has appointed J. B. Brady, of Alaska, to the governorship of that territory. George J. Eackett, a miner, was crushed to death, as the result of an aocident in the Brown Bear mine at Deadwood, Cal. ; James P. Harlan, brother of Asso ciate Justice Harlan,' was accidentally killed by being run down by a train in Louisville, Ky. Reports from all portions of Wash ington and Oregon, east of the Cas cades, ' tell of the rainfall the past week, which has been general in this section. The correspondents all agree that the last vestige of danger to the '97 wheat crop is removed. The orop yield will be enhanced 25 per cent. The rain has caused additional benefit by wiping out the grasshopper pest. Senator McBride, of Oregon, has been making an effort to secure the restora tion of the house rate of $3 per 1,000 on . lumber, planed, grooved and tongued, instead of $3.60, as reported by -the senate committee on finance. He Bays that the lumber dressed in this manner is worth at least twice as much in the Portland market as the sawed lumber, which pays a duty of f 2 under the bill, as agreed to. Senator Mc- . Bride says that the importations of dressed lumber will quite seriously in terfere with industries in Oregon and Washington. " The universal postal congress, the fifth convention of the kind in the world, has finished its labors in Wash ington, D. C. The sixth congress will be held in Rome in 1903. All the countries ol the world were represented at the congress just closed, with the exception of Corea and the Orange Free State, and these two sent word that they hbped soon to enter the postal union. . The congress, among other things, succeeded in establishing uni form colors for postage stamps, ar ranged for facilitating intermediary transit rates and diminishing the tariff quite materially on a graduated scale (or the ensuing six years. ' The Senate Is Making Rapid Progress on the Tariff Bill. Washington, June 33. The senate made giant stitches on the tariff bill today, oovering 66 pages and establish ing a record for progress during this tariff debate. The last two schedules of the dutiable list, covering paper and manufactured sugars, were completed, with the exception of the paragraphs on hides, gloves, ooal and some' lesser articles, which went over. This ad vanced the senate to the free list, which was taken up at 2 P. M. and completed in three hours. Early in the day the . wool and silk schedules went over with an agreement that wool would be taken up tomorrow. After that the tobacco sohedule, the , reciprocity provisions and the internal revenue portions of the bill, as well as many isolated para graphs passed over, remain to be con sidered. The progress was so marked, however, that for the first time there was a feeling that the end was not far off. There was little debate today, the main topio of discussion, being matches and fuses. On the. latter item an amendment by Pettigrew, reducing the rate to 10 per cent, came within one vote of passing, against the protest of the finance committee, the Vote being a tie, 24 to 24. While the free list was under consideration Bacon gave no tioe of an amendment placing cotton ties on the free list, and McLaurin gave notice of another amendment tak ing raw cotton from the free list, thus completing the action heretofore taken of plaoing a duty of 20 per cent on cot ton. House Proceedings. Washington, June 28. After the ap proval of the journal the house, under a special rule, adopted a bill appropri ating 1100,000 for the repair of drydock No. 8, at New York, which recently was discovered to be leaking badly. Latimer asked unanimous consent to have considered a hill declaring a state capable of entirely controlling the liquor traffic This W. A. Stone said was an outgrowth of a local fight in South Carolina, in which the courts had made a decision, and was not a proper matter for consideration by the house. He objected to its consideration. Dingley, from the committee on ways and means, presented a favorable report on joint resolution providing that for eign'exhibitors at the Omaha exposition in 1898 may bring to this country laborers to prepare and have charge of exhibits. Two amendments provide that the secretary of the treasury shall fix the number of laborers to enter the country, and they shall leave the Uni ted States within three months of the termination of the exposition. Their Plot Frustrated. San Francisco, June 28. -Twice each day Convict-William Prekie, serv ing a sentence at Folsom, is triced up by his thumbs. He is also on a bread and water diet. This treatment has been resorted to in order to force Prekie to tell the prison officials where a num ber of firearms that were to have been used in an attempt to escape from prison are concealed. - The prisoners besides Prekie involved in the attempted break for freedom are Robert Kelly, who when sent to San Quentin for burglary murdered a fellow convict, for which he was sentenced to 80 years and transferred to Folsom; John Wilson, alias "Shy "Red," one of the most desperate of criminals, sent from this city to serve 40 years for burglary, and James Morton. The men arranged to dig into the yard from a dungeon, seize a number of guns that had been caohed by sym pathizers and fight their way to free dom, but the warden' obtained knowl edge of the plot. ' - Earthquake In Mexico. Oaxaca, Mexico, June 28. Earth quake shocks and heavy rains have seriously interrupted telegraph commu nication With the isthmus of Tehaunte pec during the last three days. Advices were received here last night that the official commission sent to the city of Tehauntepeo . by President Diaz to investigate the reported formation of a volcano and the extent of the earth quake damages, has arrived at its desti nation and found the condition of affairs much worse than they had ex pected. The town of Tehauntepeo con tained about 15,000 inhabitants, and is completely destroyed so far as houses and buildings are concerned, not one remaining standing. There were a number of substanital and costly build ings in the town. The people are liv ing in tents and in the open air on the. outskirts of the place.. The earthquake shocks continue to be felt at frequent intervals, and the people are terrified. The heavy smoke and other indications of an aotive volcano to the west of Tehauntepeo is no longer visible. Their Brains to Science. Chicago, June 28. Professor Fred erick Starr's devoted pupils, forming the grewsome autopsy of the university of Chicago, have entered into a secret compaot to give their brains to science when they die. -Accompanying the oerebral tissue will be a minute mental history of the subject This will in olude a truthful statement of the per sonal virtues and vices. By a careful examination of the brain tissue and the written key it is believed that manifold sha'des of character may be looated in their respective parti of the brain, the President Determined to Revive the Treaty. S PROFITING BY EXPERIENCE K Mew Treaty Has Already Been Drafted to Serve as a Basis for the Coming Negotiations. Washington, June 22. President McKinley has determined' to revive the general treaty of arbitration between the United States and Great Britain. He has already turned his attention to the subject, and under the direction of Secretary Sherman, the matter has pro gressed to the extent that a new treaty has already been drafted to serve as the basis of negotiations. In the ' draft which is to be used as the basis there are said to be none of the objetoionable points which caused the failure of the Olney treaty. It is not. in contempla tion that the treaty will be submitted to the senate before next December, and there is reason to believe that the attitude of the senate toward a new treaty will be fully canvassed and un derstood before the treaty is signed. It is understood that the initiative in the present case will be taken by the government, as the failure of the former treaty, by the inaction of the senate, left the subject in such condition that the British government did not feel disposed to renew negotiations until first invited by the United States. Sir Julian Pauncefote leaves Wash ington next week for Great Britain. It was understood at first that the am bassador would take a copy of the new treaty with him, but this will not be done. It is expected, however, that a draft Will be in London at no distant day, in whion case Sir Julian Paunce fote will be in communication with the foreign office to consider the terms of ' the instrument. . SENATOR PERKINS' VIEWS. Prefers British Columbia to the Ha - walian Islands. ' New York, June 23. A dispatch to the World from Washington says: Sen ator Perkins, Republican, of California, is strongly disposed to join his Demo cratic colleague, Senator White, in op position to the proposed annexation of Hawaii. ' "I am familiar with the islands," said he, "and I am very doubtful as to the wisdom of this policy. There is one feature of some moment that I have not yet seen touched upon. Within the last year or two there have been a large number of merchant vessels built on the Clyde for the Hawaiian trade. They fly the Hawaiian flag, but are English vessels. . Under the proposed treaty those ships would naturally be come entitled to American registry, for they would oome in with the islands. Thee is nothing in the treaty to pre vent them from coming in, nor to pre vent the Englishmen from building more vessels in anticipation of annexa tion and claiming American registry for all of them. In that case they would probably soon take away all of our coastwise trade and render idle for some years our American shipyards. "There is another, -end perhaps more important question involved. The an nexation Of Hawaii would, it seems to me, utterly ruin the. beet sugar indus try that is now beginning to assume considerable proportions in California and other parts of the West. With coolie labor the Hawaiians can produce sugar and refine it for 2 cents a pound. Beet sugar costs anywhere from to 4 cents a pound to produce, and we could not compete. Then, too, the planters of Hawaii have a trust just as tyrannical and importunate as the sugar trust, and it would not be long before the two joined forces and had the whole country at their mercy. - "I shall not set up my personal views against those of the majority of the peo ple, but I am far from being an enthu siastic annexationist. The idea that we need Hawaii as a coaling station is foolish, because ships going from San Francisco to Japan or China would have to go 500 miles out of the way to touch at Hawaii. It would be much more convenient to establish a coaling station at one of the Aleutian islands, which already belong to us and are within 75 miles of the path of ocean travel." "I do . not appreciate, either, the argument that we need Hawaii because of its strategic value. The islands are 2,000 miles from San Francisco. Eng land has at Esquimalt a fortress which she is every day rendering more and more impregnable, and which is much nearer to San Frbncisoo. I would be much more favorably disposed towards a proposition to purchase British Co lumbia. It would be much more valu able to us than Hawaii.", A Deficiency in Pennsylvania. - Harr.isburg, Pa., June 22. Deputy Attorney-General Elkins gave out a statement tonight on the condition of the state finances, which shows there is a deficit of $3,500,000 in the state treasury. Mr. Elkms says the legisla ture has for several years appropriated more money than the net revenues of the state,- hence the present large deficiency. Spanish Manifesto Demands That th Cuban Reign of Terror Cease London, June 28. The Madrid cor respondent of the Times says: Th Spanish liberals have adopted an atti tude, which will probably create a pro- found sensation, both here and in the United States, but which is little cal culated to improve the situation. At a meeting of ex-ministers of the liberal party on Sunday Senor Sagasta made an energetio speeoh, denouncing the home and foreign pohoy of the premier and his conduct during the recent crisis, which Sagasta insisted had led the peo ple to criticise the decision of the crown. The meeting resolved to issue a man ifesto, declaring that the liberals would persist in abstaining from all relations with the government, so long as the Duke of Tetuan is retained in the cab inet. The manifesto will also assert that the liberals were the' authors of the first colonial reform scheme in 1894, but curtailed it in 1895 in order to ob tain the support of the conservatives. The manifesto will characterize the proposed reforms of Canovas as inade quate and suggest the replacement of Captain-General Weyler by a governor who will continue the war in accord ance with civilized practices, the stop ping of the reign of terror and devasta tion of property in Cuba, and the ap pointment of a civilian as royal com missioner, with full powers distinot from the military authorities, to exe cute reforms of the widest autonomy in political, administrative, economical, tariff and legislative matters, compati ble with the preservation of the im perial sovereignty. The manifesto will promise to go very far in the direction of a sacrifice of Spanish commercial interests, and of sharing the burden of colonial war. debts in order to secure peace. PLAN TO END THE WAR. Sugar Trust Would Buy Cuban Island From Spain. New York, June 28. A dispatch to the Herald from Washington says: A story is current that the sugar trust has evolved or accepted an ambitious sug gestion that Cuba is substantially for sale, and might as well become a sugar plantation for a gigantic corporation supported by the sympathy and interest of our country. In other words, that we might have a West Indian Com pany, as England had, and a Hudson Bay Company, each of which aided in the extension of British empire. It is said the Spanish minister to the United States cabled reoently to Madrid reports of the disposition of our gov ernment to. decline to interfere by force and also to support Cuban auton omy, and that this cable prevented the reoall of Weyler, when a change in the Spanish ministry was in the air, and prevented sending to Cuba Campos, who, having closed the ten years '. war with cash in hand, might do the same job now by the same means much cheaper than Spain can keep 200,000 soliders in the field. . -: Colonel J. J. Cook is the gentleman credited with the imagination to con ceive the capture of Cuba with cash as a measure of peace. In the House of Commons. London, June 28. The house of oomomns was crowded yesterday, when the first lord of the treasury, Mr. Bal four, moved, and Sir William Vernon Harcourt, liberal leader, seconded, an" address of congratulation to the queen. Dillon, chairman of the Irish parlia mentary party, protested. John Redmond, a Parnellite leader, amid laughter from the conservatives and unionists, moved an amendment to the address, and caused an animated soene. ' Redmond - protested against Great Britain's rule in Ireland, and asked that house to adopt an amendment to the effect that it deemed it a duty to place on record that during the 60 years of her majesty's reign Ireland had suf fered grievously from famine, depopu lation, poverty and continued suspen sion of constitutional liberties,' with the result that the Irish are discon tented and are unable to join in the celebration. On San Nicholas Island. Long Beach, Cal., June 28. After nearly three weeks' sojourn on the barren island of San Nioholas, a party of relic-hunters reached Long Beach today, loaded with skeletons, skulls and ancient implements and ornaments of stone and shells, the remains of pre historic tribes. The party found 87 skulls buried in the sand of the island, but were only able to secure three entire. They made one excavation' 20 feet square in which they found nine skeletons in a crouch ing attitude, as though men, women and children had been buried alive. In another place they found the remains of hundreds of bodies that had. been burned. . Evidence was found that the island was inhabited by two or more different races, one of which was of great Size, a peculiar oharaoteristio being gigantic jawbones. . Lees Thinks Figel Is Guilty. San Francisco, June 23. ; Chief, of Police Lees has made the statement that from the evidenoe so, far. brought out at the coroner's inquest, it is, in his opinion, fair to conclude that Theo dore' Figel was immediately connected with the death ol Isaac Hoffman. Best' Day's Work the Senate Has Done So Far. TWO SCHEDULES FINISHED Spirits, Wines, Beverages and Manu factured Goods Flax and Wool Will . Be the Next to Come. Washington, June 19. The senate made greater progress today on the tar iff bill than any day since the debate opened. Two entire schedules, cover ing 20 pages, were completed, namely, schedule H, on spirits, wines and bev erages, and schedule I, on manufactur ed cotton goods. This brings the sen ate to the flax schedule with the im portant wool schedule standing next. - The portion of the bill passed today is substantially the same as that re ported, the committee changes being unimportant, while the opposition amendments of Jones of Arkansas and Vest were systematically rejected by majorities varying from five to ten. Allison secured the adoption of a new paragraph to the cotton schedule with a view of compensating the cot ton manufacturers for the reoent ac tion of the senate in' placing raw cot ton oh the dutiable list. In paragraph 289, on motion of Alli son, the house provision . was restored. The remaining paragraphs on spirits (290 to 293 inclusive) were agreed to as reported, without opposition. The wine paragraph led to some dis cussion. That on ohampagne and other sparkling wines was agreed to as re ported. The committee paragraph on still wines was perfected by . striking out the provision for an additional duty of 8 cents on each bottle or jug and the substitution of a provision that the filled bottles or jugs shall 'pay the same duty as if empty. White presented statements from representative wine men of California, criticising the paragraphs on wines as not affording sufficient protection. White added his views that thes wines, brandies, and similar articles should be liberally taxed on the prin ciple that they are articles of luxury, although he would not make the tax prohibitive. Vest said the rates were praotically prohibitory. In effect, it oompelled people to drink California wine or go without wine. The senate paragraph was agreed to. The paragraph on cherry juice, etc. (298), was modified by the committee to include the house proviso of "con taining no alcohol, or not more than eighfper cent of aloohol," and thus agreed to. On ginger ale, soda water, etc. ,(299), the committee changed the wording from "other similar waters" to "bev erages containing no alcohol." The paragraph was then agreed to with a committee provision that all filled bot tles shall have the character of their contents blown in the bottles. Schedule I, cotton manufactures, was then taken up. The first para graph (801), cotton thread and yarn, was contested by Jones of Arkansas. He spoke at length on the ability of the American cotton manufacturer to compete against the foreign' producer without high duties. The debate, although on the first paragraph of the cotton schedule, tock a wide range, covering the entire cot ton question. Jones of Arkansas offered an amend ment in the nature of a test on the en tire cotton schedule, proposing the Wilson rates on cotton thread and yarns. Rejected, 20 to 30, . MoEnery voting with the Republicans in-the negative. The Democratic senatois, Bacon, Clay, McLaurin and Tillman, who had voted for a duty on raw cot ton, were in the affirmative -on this motion to reduoe the rate on manufac tured cotton. After this contest, rapid progress was made on the schedule, the paragraphs being agreed to as re ported. On motion of Allison, paragraph 815 was changed to exclude braids and gor ings, inserting suspenders and braces at 40 per cent and reducing the 'rate on labels for garments to 50 cents pet pound and 80 per cent ad valorem. Allison also proposed a new para graph, 8193, with a view to meeting the duty heretofore imposed on raw cotton. He said the duty on raw cot ton, if it remained in the bill, would probably require an entire overhauling of the cotton schedule at a later date. The additional paragraph provides that n all cotton yarns finer than No. 10 ingle, and on the goods manufactured thereof, the duty shall be 10 per cent in addition to the rates of the cotton schedule. Tillman said he was one of the Dem ocrats voting for a duty on raw cotton. He avowed that he wanted the bill loaded as heavily as possible, so as to disgust the people . and have them "turn you out." . Train Ban Into a Elver. Chicago, 'June 21. A north-bound luburban train on the Chicago, Mil waukee & St. Paul road ran into the Chicago river tonight at Kinzie street. Six men 'were hurt,, but it is not expect ed any will die. ; Nearly All the Spaniards Killed or Else Taken Prisoners. Havana, June 22. A few days ago a party of soldiers arrived her from Fort Mogoles, five leagues from the city of Santa Clara." They say that an attack was made upon the fort by a band of insurgents and that most of the garrison died defending the fort. All the am munition was captured and all the sur- vivors of the garrison excepting them selves were taken prisoners by the insur gents.' Official advices state that a hot en gagement' occurred at Mantua, Pinar del Rio. The Spanish marines and in fantry forces were largely outnumbered by the .insurgents, and after several hours' fieroe fighting, the regulars were compelled to seek refuge in a near-by town. They met with large losses ixi killed and wounded, many of whom were left on the field. From the Curaooa trooha come re ports that large forces of insurgents have approached the trocha with the intention of crossing. They are be lieved to be under command of Gomez. Captain-General Weyler will go to ' Santiago de Cuba, by the end of the present month to assume command of military operations. '' He will take . with him 40,000 men. The firm of Alejandra Gonzales, pur veyors to the military hospital in Santa Clara, have refused to furnish the hos pital with supplies of provisions, owing to the fact that they have not received payment for their goods for seven months. They claim the government now owes them over $100,000. . There are actually 16,000 sick sol iiers now in the government hospitals ind the authorities have been compelled to reopen the Regla sugar warehouses tor the purpose of receiving the suffer ing troops. PUT OUT OF THE CHURCH. A Woman Ejected When She Attempted to Defend Her Husband. New York, June 22. Herman Wars iwiak, the Christianized Hebrew who has been , seeking admission into the Presbyterian church as a minister, and whofor a long time had the support of Rev. Dr. John Hall, of the Fifth-avenue Presbyterian church,' was today publicly denounced before the congre gation of that church as an immoral person and guilty of gambling. He was also suspended from the com munion of the church. When the judgment was read to the fashionable congregation, Mrs. Warszawiak, who was present, declared in a loud voice that her husband was innocent. She was put out' of the church, while the pastor announced a hymn to quiet the congregation. Mrs. Warszawiak saifl: "My husband is innocent. I cannot hear him harshly spoken of before so many people and not defend him." The ushers, at a signal from Dr. Pritchard, of Alexander chapel, who had taken Dr. Hall's place for the day, led Mrs. Warszawiak from the church. . The congregation had begun to sing the. hymn. The lady at first . resisted, but was prevailed upon to leave. Not withstanding the singing of the hymn, the excitement, though suppressed, was intense. 'After the incident the serv. ices went on as usual. DRAGOONS IN THE AIR. Successful Trials of Flying Machines in Germany. Berlin, June 22. Naval experts at Kiel are now testing the practical use of dragon-shaped airships, which may be put on board vessels for use during naval engagements and in reconnoiter ing. Some of the balloons rose 600 feet, remaining fast to the deck of the torpedo boat steaming 14 knots an hour, enabling the balloonists to make obser vation of stations of vessels at great dis tances. ' The observations made were communicated by telegraph or tele phone from the balloons to persons on the decks of the vessels below, enabling them to change the course of the latter accordingly. The whole series of experiments oocupied a fortnight, and were eminently successful. Oakland Bookkeeper Held Up. Oakland, Cal., June 22. -r-Ed ward Eliason,. a bookkeeper, was within a few doors of his home last night, when a tall man leaped at him from behind a clump of trees. The young man "was grabbed : by the throat ; and thrown down before he could give a cry. Then the footpad searched his victim's Nothing, taking all his money and val uables. The robbery was committed about midnight, in a thickly settled portion of the city, which is well light ed by eleotric lights. . As soon as the robber had secured his plunder he re leased the man and watched him start for his residence, having warned him to make no outcry, , Queen Begins Her Jubilee. .London, June 22. Queen Victoria began the celebration of her jubilee Sunday, as was befitting her entire car eer," before the altar of v her fathers. Throughout London, the United King dom and the empire, in every cathe dral, church or chapel of the Estab lished Church of England, were held servioes similar to those at St. George's chapel, Windsor, where her majesty paid her devotions and offered eolmeo, thanks to God, v. -