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It's a Cold Day When We Get Left. VOL. IX. , HOOD RIVER, OREGON, FRIDAY, JULY 2, 1897. NO. 6. AMERICANS : TO BE TRIED MADE GOOD PROGRESS. SHERMAN AND THE TRUSTS. Epitome of the Telegraphic : News of the World. TERSE TICKS FROM THE WIRES An Interesting; Collection of Items From the New and the Old World In Condensed and Comprehensive Forum .Nine children have beet) killed and many others injured by the oollapae of a church wall at Bolino, in the province of Cuido Real. . George D. Ladd an attorney," and one of the most prominent wealthy business' menof Peru, 111., committed suicide by shooting. J '. i' ; i The estimate of Chicago's population by the publishers of the directory just printed is 1,828,000, an increase of 76, 000 over last year. . K. ' . Minnie Rose,-" aged 20, whose ' mind was unbalanced by the great tornado of last year, committeed suicide at St. Louis by taking a dose of Paris green. - Signor Valtganero, cashier of the San Coovannl mine at Iglesias, Sardinia, while on his way from the mine with a large sum, ,was robbed and murdered. A fresh' attempt "on the part of the sultan to secure Germany's support for theretention of Thessaly was met with refusal and advice to conform to Eu rope's wishes .; w . ' 1 '' One of the most sensational tragedies ever enacted in North Texas took place in" the Methodist ''church in' Pleasant Valley, Dallas county, in the course of the services. As a result Augustus Garrison and Frank Jones are dead and Thomas Jones fatally wounded., . The volcano Mayn -' has , been in a state of violent eruption, and the flow of lava has done great damage in the province of Albay, particularly to the village of Libon, where the tobacco crop has been completely destroyed. There has been considerable loss of life. ' During a thunder storm, lightning struck " a convict camp near Dakota, Ga., and as a result four conviots are dead, 10 are dying and 20 escaped dur ing the panic which ensued. The camp is at the. lumber . mills of Grees Bros., and about 150 prisoners from the state penitentiary were at work there. On June 14 ' men: f rom ' the United States cruisers Marion and Philadel phia were landed at Honolulu. ; While on maroh to the drill grounds an order- ly brought an order, and the battalion returned on board. - This ; action was taken, it is understood, on account of a rumor to the effect that the Japanese oruiser Naniwa would land a force of men to take charge of the Hawaiian custom-house. The Japanese failed to act and it is believed that Admiral BeardBlee's prompt action caused the captain of the Naniwa to change his mind.' '';.'.. .. . A tLouisville :,&. Nashville, express train was held up by a lone robber, who secured about $4,000. Mrs. Henry Scott, of Chicago, and Mrs. Maria Hay, formerly of Chicago, were ( killed . by v a runaway at , Du buque, la. " ' John H. Moss and Levan Berg have been arrested in Seattle, charged with the murder of Michael J. Lyons, the Port Blakely saloonkeeper. Charles Peterson, a Swedish laborer about 25 years old, committed suicide on a farm near Ellensburg, by cutting his throat with a pocket knife. .. President W. H. Cromwell, of the Blackburn, university, and instructor in Latin, has' resigned, to take the. Latin ohair in Puget Sound university, Taco ma.i :;y ; A terrible explosion of a torpedo on the Mexican International, near Eagle Pass, Tex.; completely wrecked a loco motive and killed the engineer and fire man. ;: '.. ' :(; , John Quincy Adams, a Northern Pa cific switchman, .while running over the tops of cars at Missoula, Mont., slid and fell between the cars ' and was killed. , ' " ' '. .' ' . Louis Siokmiller was instantly killed and Albert Sickmiller, Charles Faille and George Steinhelder fatally injured by the' Erie fast express near Mans ; field, O. .. ' '''' The River Kur has overflowed its banks b near the railroad .depot of Naw thig, Russia. Nineteen men belong ing to the Nijni Novgorod dragoons were drowned. ; , ' Every boat brings to Port Townsend men to look over the proposed foi titra tions sites with a view to bid for the contracts for , construction. . All the Western, as well as several Eastern and Southern states are represented. A meeting of representatives of G. A. R., Loyal Legion and Woman's Re lief Corps, has been held at Indianap olis, Ind., to perfect plans for the erec tion of a monument and care of . the grave of Nancy Hanks Lincoln, mother of Abraham Lincoln, in Spencer coun ty, this state. Christian Ross died of heart disease,' at his home in Philadelphia. He was the father of Charley Ross, and ,up to his last illness Mr. Ross never gave up the search. for his missing boy, whose abduction startled Philadelphia on July 1,1874, and became an unsolved mys tery the world over. ... , " ' The Famous Competitor Case Comes ; . Up at Havana July 1. New York, June 80. A Journal dis patch from Havana says: Consul Gen eral Lee has finally been notified that Ona Melton, the American newspaper correspondent, Captain LaBored and others belonging to the captured schooner Competitor, and one or two Americans incarceratedwith them . in Cabanas fortress, will be called for trial July 1. The hearing will be before civil judges, and judgment will be based on the declarations previously made within the walls of the . prisons on evidence taken by a government official or crown prosecutor, acting on behalf of the Spanish admiralty and war department. The court will listen to no new. testimony, save in support of the written. , declarations , already filed. ... '.' ' . . x ; George Ferran, the only witness the Competitor men were permitted to call on their behalf, was arrested immedi ately after his examination, and is still in prison. ' His sworn statement was that the vessel was beyond the three mile limit, and had the American flag at her masthead when seized. ' This statement displeased the Spaniards, and Ferran was therefore detained here and charged with perjury. , - Consul-General Lee has as yet re ceived no instructions to employ .coun sel to defend the prisoners. -- - A Spanish magistrate said the men would undoubtedly be .found guilty again and sentenced to death or long terms of imprisonment, but added: ... -, "Their friends should not fear their being executed or deported.' Our peo ple are too diplomatic to force Ameri ca's hand." The rebel generals, Rivera and Bal lacoa will not be shot. General Wey ler has received a cable from Minister of War Ascarraga to indefinitely sus pend the court-martial sentence of death, pending the close of hostilities, when their pardon may be expected. , General Weyler himself has taken no steps to stop . the court-martial -and shooting of other and less important prisoners of the war. ' - ' During the last three days at Ma tanzas, at Sagua, Santa Clara, Sancti Spiritus, Cienfuegos, and Pjnar del Rio, dozens of executions occurred. ' At Sagua two Cuban girls accused of sending out . clothes to their brothers fighting under' the insurgent chief, Roban, were convicted of aiding the re bellion and sentenced by a military court to respectively 12 years and six months' imprisonment in- the, African penal colony. . ' ..' Operations by the Cubans. New York, June 80. A Herald dis patch from Key , West says: . Private advices just: received from Santiago province give further details of the fighting during last week around Gibara and Banes, between insurgents and Spanish1 forces. , The-advioes say the insurgents under General Calixto Garcia and Colonel Torres, numbering between 5,000 and 6,000 well-armed and equipped men, attacked both of the seaports simultaneously, but met with a stubborn .resistance from the Span iards who had been advised of their' coming and were prepared.- ' " '' The demonstrations against Banes, which is less than 10 leagues distant from Gibara, was merely a feint by the rebels to divert attention and draw the Spanish forces from Gibara, whioh was the. only point really to be attacked and which they knew had been strongly fortified and garrisoned. .The ruse was partially successful, and Garcia, with his forces, entered Gibara. His success,' however, was only of short duration, as he was subse quently driven, out, after a hot right,1 , during which many -were killed and wounded on both sides : ' j ' ' , Colonel Machado, a veteran of the lO-yeard' war, and who is actively en-1 gaged in promoting the present strug gle, says: :.',. '' , . .'. ',' '' ,., My advices from Cuba are that Gomez i has planned his summer campaign and put his plans in operation'. Already columns of thousands of well-armed men under efficient leaders have been distributed throughout the different provinces. ' General Garcia's attack on Gibara and other important operations by our forces will, be directed by General Gomez from Santa Clara, where he will pitoh his headquarters. ; ' ) . ..,.' , j A Successor to De Lome. . Havana, June 80. Senor Santos Guz man, the leader of the uncompromising Spanish party in Havana, is reporetd to have informed his adherents that Senor Castelar is about to be appointed Spanish minister to Washington, the position now held by De Lome. 5 ... , I, . r A Strike at Milwaukee. Milwaukee, ' June 29.-i At a meeting today of the Amalagmated Association, employes of the Illinois Steel Company, a strike was ordered to begin Thursday. The company submitted a scale pro viding for a decrease in pay, which the employes Tefused. The strikers will number 500 men and 400 others will be thrown out of work by the closing of the plant. v . . A Rebuff for the Sultan. .. Constantinople, June 80. A fresh attempt on the part of the sultan to se. oure Germany's support for retention of Thessaly was met with refusal and advice to conform to Europe's wishes. Particulars of the . Accident, Near Kansas City. SWOOLEN CREEK THE CAUSE The Conductor Is Still Alive Those Who Were Injured Will Recover ; All the Mail Was lost. Kansas City, June 29. Seven coffins were forwarded to St. Louis today from Missouri City." They contained the re mains of the victims of last night's wreck on the Wabash road. A correct ed list of the dead is as follows: W. S. Mills, postal .clerk, St. Louis; O. M. Simth, poBtal clerk, St. Louis; Gustave A. Smith, postal clerk, St. Louis; F. W. Brink, postal clerk, St. Louis; Charles ; Winters, postal clerk, St. Louis; Edward Grindrode, baggage man, St. Louis; Charles P. Greasley, brakeman, St. Louis. ', The conductor of the train, C. C. Copeland, of St. Louis, who was re ported laBt night among the dead, is still alive. He was removed this morn ing to the hospital at Moberly with a faractured skull and several ribs brok en. He lingers between life and death, but the surgeons express a hope that he will recover. ' Conductor Copeland was supposed to be dead when taken from the ' wreck, and his body, with a hand kerchief drawn " over . tbe face, was ranged in a row with the seven dead corpses. A few minutes later some one observed a sign of life, and he. was quickly transferred to a stretcher and given every possible attention. Of the 19 others injured, not one is in a critical condition. ' Among them all there is not one broken limb, though many of them were thrown three-quarters of the length of the coaches in Which they were riding. Mrs. Wilkins, of Kansas City, is the most seriously hurt. Two small bones of her left band are broken, and she suffered a se vere laceration of the thigh, as well as bruises about the face and neck. The wounds of most of the others are triv ial. " . . ''' ' All indications are that death came to at least four of the five unfortunate mail clerks almost instantly. Their car pitched end first through the tres tle, and they must have been drowned in the raging stream while in an un conscious' condition. The remains of the four .were carried from the wreck, and were recovered some distance down the stream. There were signs of life in the body of the fifth mail clerk when the rescuers dragged : him from the wreck, but he died a few minutes later on the bank of the creek! . ' Last night it was feared there were more bodies in the stream, but a care ful search today proved that the fatal ities were limited to those already named. . Today, but a small stream was flow ing beneath the trestle where the wreck occurred. In ordinary weather it is a dry creek bed. The storm of last night, .which was almost a cloudburst, had swollen' the little stream to torrential proportions. The flood carried away a wagon bridge a short distance above the Wabash trestle. The wreck of this bridge was hurled down upon the rail road trestle and oarried away a row of wooden supports in the center. The scene of the wreck, whioh is only 20 miles ' northeast ot Kansas City, near Missouri City, was visited today by many persons. A wrecking train worked there all day, repairing the trestle and raising . the shattered coaches, and tonight trains are moving over the road as usual. - ' The postal authorities report that probably nearly all of the mail carried on the train was ' lost or destroyed. When the wreck occurrred, the five pos tal, clerks are supposed to have all of their pouches open, and to have been at work ditstributing the mail. The oar was so broken and splintered that most of the mail floated , off. The Wabash train each evening carries all of Kan sas City's mail for the East, and it is always heavy and valuable. . x Insurgents Turn Highwaymen. : Havana, June 29. A stage coach bound from Havana for San Jose de las Lajas, a nearby settlement, was stopped on the road by a large band of insur gents, who killed with their machetes tne 18 scouts who were escorting the coach, six guerillas, one Spanish officer, a doctor, a carpenter, and three other passengers, who attempted to save their lives by flight. The only occupants of the coach who were not killed by the insurgents . were a woman and a child. The insurgents captured a considerable amount of private booty, $17,000 worth of medicine, and $3,000 in cash. They also secured a convoy consisting of two carts laden with provisions and sup plies. General Weyler has liberated 14 women and 15 children who were taken prisoners in an iunsrgent camp. 1 La Lucha has a dispatch from Tunas stating that in the last engagement be tween the Spanish forces and the insur gents under General Gomez, the horse ridden by Gomez was shot under him. Only a pound, of maple sugar to' a tree was the report of the manufac turers in the Cambridge district of Ver mont this yeaj, - The Much-Discussed Hide Paragraph Disposed of. Washington, June 80, The senate made good progress on the tariff bill tday, disposing of the paragraphs relat ing to hides, which have been the source of much controversy. As final ly agreed on, the duty on hides is placed at 20 per oent ad valorem" in place of 1 cents per pound, as origin ally reported by the finance committee. The discussion was protracted into a gold debate on trusts and from that back to the sugar trust. Among other paargraphs disposed of during the day were all those relating to gloves, a substitute for the paragraph on live animals, iron ore and stained glass windows. '' :. The paragraph relating to stained or painted glass windows was changed slightly in phraseology, and the duties agreed to as reported. -' In the iron ore paragraph the pend ing proivsion gave a duty of 40 cents per ton on iron ore, including' mangan iferous iron ore and the dross or resid-uum-from burnt pyrites, with a proviso relating to the account to be taken of moisture in weighing the ore.: Allison offered new amendments, which were agreed to, adding to the first clause of the paragraph as reported "manganese ore, $1 per ton," also fit the end of the proviso, "basic slag, ground or unground, f 1 per ton." Paragraph 142, card clothing, was agreed to as in the house bill.. In the paragraph on crosscut saws the committee made a change, insert ing steel handsaws, finished or unfin ished, 10 'cents per pound, and 20 per cent ad valorem. In paragraph 137, iron and steel bars, cold drawn, etc., change pras made from 1 cent to of a cent per pound, in addition to the rates upon plates, etc., and on steel circular saw plates from to of a cent in addi tion to the rate for steel saw plates. , Aluminum was changed, making the rate, crude, 7 cents; in plates, etc.) 12 cents. '..-."! . ' On bronze powder, the duty ' on bronze metal in leaf was increased from 5 to 8 cents per package. . . A new paragraph was agreed to viz: Hooks and eyes, 6 cents per pound and 15 per cent ad valorem. ; ' t At Quay's request, the change in paragraph 187 was reoonsidered, and 1 cent restored as the duty on iron bars, eto., in addition to the rates on plates, eto. Allison proposed a change in para graph 426, relating to hides, making the rate 20 per cent ad valorem instead of cents, and also striking out the proviso relating to drawbacks. The paragraph as amended reads: "Hides of'cattle, raw or uncured, whether dry, salted or pickled, 20 per cent ad valor em." .. Smith stated in response to question that the proposed 20 per cent ad va lorem was much greater than the 1 a cents specific duty, being about 4 cents per pound by the ad valoem rate. Piatt of Connecticut introduced the suggestion that he had telegraphed to the New York custom house in refer ence to the importation of hides and had received an answer stating that the importation in the last 11 months was 70,000,000 pounds, valued at $7,000, 000, and that the price of French green hides averaged about 10 cents a pound, and South American hides about 5 cents, ' - ? ' Allen said that, while not an advo cate of a general protective system, yet he concurred with the view that if there was to be such bill, every seo tion should share in the benefits it gave. He spoke of the benefits of a hide duty to the farmers. The discussion branched off to the prosecution of trusts, Allen and Hoar discussing the law. Hoar said that while the question of trusts could he dealt with to some extent by striking at their imports, as in the law of 1894, yet he feared the most serious phases of the evil must be dealt with by the states. ' The vote was then taken on the hide paragraph as amended by the commit tee, and it was agreed to 39 to 20. One Democrat, Rawlins, and Allen, Butler, Heitfeld, Jones . of Nevada, Stewart, Mantle and Teller voted with the Republicans in the affirmative. The balance of the vote was en party lines. The committee presented a sub stitute for paragraph 425, band or belt ing leather, eto. It was agreed to 80 to 19. ."; '"' The bill was laid aside at 5 o'clock and after an exeoutive session, the sen ate adjourned. Shot by a Burglar. , St. Louis, June 80. A special to the Post-Dispatch from Red bud, 111., says: Miss Lilian Blais, aged 21, a highly respected young lady of this city, had a terrible experience last night with a burglar. She was awakened by a man with a beard or mask who was search ing her father's clothes. Miss Blais screamed, and the robber thurst a pistol to her breast and fired, the ball taking effect just above the heart. Miss Blais is not expected to recover. Blood hounds were put on the trail of the burglar. ' An Attempt That Failed. ' , Omaha, Neb., June. 80. A special to the Bee from Deadwood says an at tempt was made to hold up the Butte County bank at Bellefourche at noon. The robbers were driven off after a fight. Pension Measure Favorably Reported. THE SURVIVORS MADE HAPPY The Bill Provides for Pensioning Sur vivors of Orugon and Washington Wars of 1847 and 1886. . Washington, Jnne 28. The senate committee on pensions has reported a general bill for amending an act grant ing pensions to' survivors of Indian wars. The bill was introduced by Senator McBride, and provides for pen sioning the Burvivors of the Oregon and Washington wars of 1847 and 1856. Senator Gallinger, who made the re port, said: , "It will be gratifying to the Indian war veterans to receive a message that this bill has been favorably reported, and that this long-delayed act of jus tice is in process of settlement. These veterans average 15 years older than the veterans of the late civil war, and that statement alone is sufficient to show that at least the bounty of the government can be bestowed upon them for a very brief time." Of the Cayuse war the report says: There were 682 volunteers and no regular troops engaged. The estimate as to Cayuse war is based upon the percentage of survivors Bf the Mexican war and widows of sol diers of that war, who are now alive nd have pensionable service, the Cay use war having occurred while the Mexican war was in progress. ; - It is shown that 12 per cent of claims Bled by Mexican war survivors and 10 per cent filed by soldiers' widows have been rejected on conditions, that do not enter into the Indian war act, towit, a service of less than 60 days and age limit, etc. ( :; , Taking this estimate and computing with the American table of mortality, there should be 144 survivors and 82 widows now living. These volunteers were not mustered into the United States service, but un der a subsequent act of congress the state of Oregon was reimbursed for their service by the United States. . The following is what the report savs of the Oregon and Washington terri tory wars: ' ' The war department reports that 850 regulars were engaged, and the auditor for the war department 6,397 militia. Of the regulars probably 75 per cent, or 637, served in the Mexican war and other wars, leaving 218, and of the mi litia 20 per oent, or 1,276, served in other wars or rendered more than one service in the Oregon and Washington territory wars, leaving 5,108 militia; a total of regulars and militia of 5,316. Of this number deduct 6 per cent, or 819, for .desertion and casualties, which would leave 4,997 survivors at close of the wars. . From an examination of a number of claims it appears that these survivors should now be 65 years of age, and from the American table of mortality 48 per cent, or 2,399, are now living . The number of widows is based upon the pe'centage of widows of Mexican war soldiers who are living, which would show 1,840 widows of soldiers of Oregon and Washington territory dis turbances living. . ', THE CUBAN ELECTION. Cuban Exiles In America May Tote for Representatives. New York, June 28. Cubans who live in the United States, and have been contributing toward the expenses of the war, are to have a voice in the direction of affairs of the young repub lic, whose constitutional assembly is to meet at Camaguay September 2. There will be a general election of members of the assembly before long throughout those parts of Cuba where the insur gents are strong enough to hold one, and it has been decided that represen tatives may be elected by Cubans in the United States. , Orders will be issued containing all details as to polling the vote, eto. Every Cuban above 16 years old who two months previous to the election has contributed a certain amount to the cause of the patriots will be entitled to vote. As to the nominations, they are not yet made. - , , The local junta is issuing a fine sou venir coin to commemorate the strug gle. It is the same size as the United States dollar, and contains the same amount of silver. This coin will be sent to different bankers in this city who are in sympathy with the cause, and any customer who is willing to accept one for $1 will get it. Killed in a Bossland Mine. . ' Los' Angeles, June 28. Manager Jack Williams, of the Columbia opera company, who is now in this city, re ceived a telegram from Frank Curtiss, a member of the company, now at Rossland, B. C, which states that Cur tiss' wife, who also was a member of the company, and known on the stage as Pauline Williams, was killed in a mine shaft at Rossland. The couple were married in San Francisco two weeks ago, and were on their wedding trip. The identity of the . girl is not known, even to her husbanl, who asks Williams for information, How He Would Restrain the Combi nations. . . New York, June 29. Secretary Sher man, who arrived in New York last night, is quoted in an interview in the World as saying: "The matter pf trusts is the most im portant question of the day. A com bination of persons engaged in a com mon business would seem on its face to be a fair enough matter, but in reality such combinations prevent hearthful competition and control the output and prices. . . . "The present national trust law (the Sherman law) is not strong enough. I framed it myself, and the senate com mittee on judiciary made changes in it whioh materially weakened its effect. I prefer to make unlawful all combina tions in restraint of trade. They put all industries in control of , a few men. They have no right to -open competi tion) in all industries and trades. Re straint of trusts can be made effective when we can get the proper kind of law. Tbe supreme court has upheld the present law, but has pointed out its de fects. I think these defects can and will be remedied. "The trust people say the effect of their combinations is to lower prices of products, which they control. I do not believe it. The tendency to control output and put prices up must natural ly ocme with control of any important industry or trade. When a man makes his money on a fair basis of trade, no man envies him or has a right to. ; When he makes a fortune with the trusts which put out competition or re strain trade, he is denounced, and this has been done by all peoples and at all times. ; It is unfair competition and unfair combination that have roused this cry against trusts. "The ourrency question'cannot be de cided at this session of oongress. No body is ready to decide it. ' The East ern states are pretty thoroughly in fa vor of the gold standard. The South seems to be slowly coming around to the same view. But the Western states, which are heavily in debt, want a cheaper currency, and, of course, are advocating silver. Whether it will be settled in time to take it out of the way as an issue for the next presidential campaign I cannot tell. ; . I am not a prophet." : , , . LOSS OF THE TRAVELER. A Terrible Story of Shipwreck and '.' Suffering. ; '''. ; Philadelphia, June 29. The details' . of the recent to.tal loss of the Philadel- -. phia-bound sugar bark Traveler, Cap tain Christie, at Port Mathurin, Rod riguez island, and the death from Java ' fever of ten members of her crew, in cluding Captain Christie, have just been received at this port from Mauri tius, and bring to light one of the most thrilling cases of shipwreck and suffer ing in the annals of shipping. ' Two of the sailors, driven to desperation by witnessing the sufferings of their ship mates, committed suicide by leaping overboard, preferring death in this way rather than from the ravages of the . .' fever, which they felt sure would over take them. One by one the men died off until the mate and second mate were the only officers spared, and the former finally succumbed to the dread disease. Captain Christie and seven men had died and ,their bodies had been cast over the ship's side. For nearly two weeks the vessel drifted to the north ward and eastward of Rodriguez island and ran into Port Mathurin. An effort was made to get medical aid ' from the shore! That night the wind rose, and the following sunrise the vessel drove on the reef and became a total loss. She afterward entiiely disappeared. V ' The -Traveler, a well-known Liver pool bark, built of iron in Dunbarton, Scotland, and laden with about 6,500 hags of sugar, valued at $6,000, left Java for Philadelphia Christmas week, and although she came to grief February 8, nothing was known of it until last month. Captain Christiet was well' known here, having sailed out of Phil aadelpiha number of times on deep water voyages. The ship was owned by J. R. Hawes & Co., of Liverpool, was 1,420 tons register, and was built in 1879. The vessel was insured in Eng land, but the cargo was held by Amer ican companies. : The Tailors' Troubles. New York, June 29. A large num ber of contractors who entered into set tlement with the Brotherhood of Tail brsjast week, have according to a num ber of those prominent in the Clothing Contractor's Association, ignored the new agreement, olosed their shops and ? turned their employes adrift. The num ber of contractors who are said to have thus acted is set down at 400, employ ing between 1,000 and 1,500 operators. Leader Schoffeldt characterized the statement as a lie made out of whole cloth..' .;': : .''." In the face of this denial, a huge force of the tailors was found congre gated at the tailors' headquarters. Many of them said they had been locked out, and made no concealment of the fear entertained by them that they were face to faoe with another pe- riod of idleness. Fatal Mine Accident in Chile. Valparaiso, June 29. Twenty-six miners have been killed by a fall of rock in the Librar mines, in the pro vince of Attakampa.. . -