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he 'Hood River Glacier. It's a Cold Day When We Get Left. VOL. IX. HOOD RIVER, OREGON, FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 1898. NO. 33. Epitome of the Telegraphic News of the World. TERSE TICKS FROM THE WIRES v in Interesting Collection of Items From . ... Jhe New and tho Old World In a Condensed and Comprehensive Form The sultan is1 negotiating for the building of . a first-class armored cruiser.- The steamer Concho has arrived in New York from Havana? with 968 bales of Cuban tobacco. The English engineers anounoe that they have plenty of funds and intend to continue their strike. , It is reported that the Afridis are assembling in tribal council, with a view to concluding peace. Eight of the principal buildings in Lebanon, Tenn., were destroyed by fire Thursday night, with a lows of $75,000. The death rate of Chicago for the year was 14 in the thousand, the lowest recorded for any city of over 200,000 in habitants. ' ' ; ... The British bark Taymount, - bound from Liverpool for San Francisco, ia now 224 days Overdue, and her owners have given her up. '.' John Williams, at Marseilles, O. , at tacked Mrs. Flint and cut her so badly with a knife that she is hot expected to live. He then fatally cut himself. British bark Samaritan, from San Francisco, arrived in Liverpool consid erably damaged from a hurricane which she encountered December 22. Walter Gregory and PhiliptMcNeUy were instantly killed by a switching engine on the track in the yard of the Murden Boiler Works at Philadelphia: A thief stole $4,000 worth of jewelry from the house of Volnoy Mullett, pres ident of the Indiana National bank, of Indianapolis, while the family were at dinner. " , Joseph Lockley, clerk of the manager ' of,the McHenry Estate Association, has disappeared from New York, after se curing several thousand dollars by raised checks. A fortnightly steamer servioe be tween ; this coast and Australia will commence in February, the Canadian Pacific line and the Oceanic line alter nating their sailing dates. French bark Lombard, from Mobile, Ala., sunk while entering the port o: Cette, France. Five of the crew, in cluding the captain, were drowned, - and eight were saved, .:i Mrs. Sarah McGovorn, wife of one of the wealthiest residents of Rankin,, Pa., was shot and killed at her home Friday night, and her husband has been arrested for murder. A new law went into effect on the first of the year in Massachusetts, pro viding that not over 30 per cent of the inmates of any penal institution in the state shall be employed in any one industry. ' Bailie and Waldo Orem, children, were asphyxiated by coal gas at their home in Leipsio, O. The barge Canistee, which , went adrift off Cape Cod,' has been found in Barnstable bay, with all the crew well. The Auditorium at Kansas City; re cently burned, will be rebuilt at once, and will be 'ready for occupancy Sep- tember 1.' ' ' In a saloon row between Kentucky mountaineers at Manchester, , Will Burdy, James Philpot and Bob Gregory were killed. . Veins of gilsonite of sufficient size to Warrant development have been dis covered on Willow oreek in the Middle Pari, Colorado. M. Tunakoshi, Japanese vice-oonsul at San Francisoo, has been . hurriedly recalled to Tokio. It was thought he would be secretary to the legation at Washington. The French embassy at Washington denies that M, Maillard passed through Washington en route to Cuba to invest igate for his government the conditions on the island. ' Jacob Stryer and wife were cremated in their burning farmhouse in Fayetta county,' Pennsylvania. Within 48 hours, six others burned to death ' in that -county. Frederick Walsen, state treasurer of Colorado, was married to Miss Emma Storck, aged 25. After the war, Wal sen's broken health was nursed back by the bride's mother. Fire destroyed the large pipe organ in the Great Northern hotel, Chicago, entailing a loss of $20,000. Although the fire was confined entirely to the organ, it sent out such clouds of smoke that many of the guests became alarmed, and a serious panic was nar rowly averted. , . The burgomaster of Wiescbowitz, a suburb of Prague, has been arrested. Many compromising papers concerning the recent riots in Prague were found in his possession. It is alleged that he assisted in placing the bomb under the German schoolhouse at Wiescbowitz, which the Czechs attacked and at tempted to demolish recently. . , Katherine Kidder's father says she will retire from the stage. Countess Castellane, formerly Anna Gould, has given birth to a son. The British cruiser Leander and the torpedo-destroyer Virago have left San Diogo for Esquimalt. O. H. MoBra, Southern express agent at Brunswick, Ga., embezzled $14,000. He stood high socially. Eosa Medici, aged 9, was burned to death near Los Angeles. A spark from a grate ignited her dress. Ed L. Parker tried to kill C. J. Sheets and wife, in Los Angeles, and then committed suicide. Parker was infatuated with Mrs. Sheets. John Bergman, who lost bis money on the Chioago board of trade, com mitted suicide in Now York, leaving his body to a medical college. Leutgert's attorneys, unable to secure a stenographer at state expense, are taking down the trial in long hand, whioh may continue it for months. ? Sam Turner, a dying negro, was lynched at Kingstree, S. C. He killed Deputy Poaton Christmas eve, and dur ing the shooting reoeived a mortal wound. Gladstone celebrated his 88th birth day. He -received many congratula tions at Cannes. His health is im proving, though he is suffering from neuralgia. Henry Oliver Goldsmith, a Wall street broker, is wanted for stealing a $3,000 check, belonging to Oaoar' Weis ner, of Brqoklyn. His victims are said to be many. Many collieries in Silesia are provid ed with bombs filled with compressed oxygen for use in oases of accident or entrance into old galleries, where the air is foul. .- ; Lee Fat out the throat qf Lee Tong, in San Francisco's Chinatown. The murderer was caught in the act by an officer. Passengers on a street car wit nessed the orime. The 10-year-old daughter of Simon Barringer was accidentally killed at Glenbair, Cal., by her brother, two years older, in a playful struggle for possession of a gun . By the will of Mrs. Henrietta R. Files Baker, $2,000,000 is bequeathed to the Pennsylvania hospital, contin gent upon the death of the son and daughter of the testatrix without issue. Mrs. Elizabeth Ellidge, . aged . 83 years, is dead in Breokin ridge. Mo. She was the mother of 12 children and had 87 grandchildren, 40 great grand children and 50 great-great-grandchildren. ' . . V An imperial deoree has been gazetted in Vienna, authorizing the government during the prorogation of parliament to levy taxes and provide for state ex penditures from January 1 to June U0 next. . Miss Jennie Edwards, aged 19, and A. R. MoMasters, members of wealthy families residing near Hopkins., Mo., were killed in a runawav. Miss Ed Wards' skull was crushed by striking a post. ' Judge Woffard, of Kansas City, stopped a tilt between lawyers by re marking:' "Hereafter when lawyers talk about fighting in this court, I shall adjourn court, and let them fight i't out." . .,, . : An engine and a caboose on the Chi cago, Hammond & Western left the track while crossing a bridge over Salt creek, two miles north of Legrange, 111., and plunged into eight feet of wa ter.' Six men were injured. ' Farmer Lawrence Walters, of Cass county, Mich., buried $2,500 in green backs and $4,000 in government bonds, notes, mortgages, etc., beneath the floor of his barn some months ago. - Robbers dug up the treasure and disappeared. Professor Willard. B. Rising, dean of the college of chemistry, university of California, has been appointed member of the American committee for the third international convention of ap plied chemistry, to be held in Vienna in July. Gustav Thelan, president of the El Reno, O. 1 T., Stock Exchange' bank; Michael Eschoff, cashier; Charles A. Newman, assistant cashier, and Louis Eschoff, a member of the board of di rectors, were arrested for receiving de posits 'when the bank was known to be insolvent. : : .. '. Nellie Johnson, a Kansas City ne gress, was chopped to death with a hatchet by her husband. . Near by stood a horse and an express wagon, in whioh were ropes tied to a heavy tone. It had been the intention of the murderer to throw. his viotim into the river. ; - The San Francisoo Miners' Associa tion will prepare resolutions in favor of the oreation of the cabinet office of secretary of mines and mining for adop tion by the American institute of min ing engineers and federations of miners throughout the East. Representatives Loud and Newlands favor the scheme. Abe Balm and -. his two brothers, well-to-do farmers,- lived near West Point. When their father died, a few days ago, it was claimed he had starved to death. The sons refuse! to pay the expenses of his burial. Last night a mob marched to the home of the broth ers and called for Abe. The brothers opened fire. The mob returned the fire, and Abe was mortally wounded. The farmers will not countenance the ar rest of the mob leaders. Winter Wheat Promises a Bountiful Harvest. AHEAD OF LAST YEAR'S ACREAGE Best Showing Is Made by Fanific Coast States Available Surplus Now on Hand, 315,000,000 Bushels. ,. New York. Jan. 6. The speoial crop report of the New , York Journal of Commerce and Commercial Bulletin says: Final returns make the area of winter wheat 20,663,000 acres, as com pared with 23,980,000 acres harvested last year, an increase of 11.4 per cent. The increase in California, Oregon and Washington ia 4 5 per cent, the approximate acreage being 8,969,000, as against 8,789,000 aores last year. There has been a material increase in wheat seeding in the Southern states, due to the low prioe of cotton. Favor able weather during December improved the condition of wheat. The present average is' 87.8 per cent, as against 84.1 per cent last month. In the six prin cipal states east of the Rooky mountains the improvement has been more notice able. The oondit'ion in those states now is 84.8 per cent, as compared with 79.5 per cent December 21. On the Pacific coast plant life is in nearly perfect condition. The average for .Oregon is 99; Washington, 98, and California, 96. The average, for the three states is 96.6 percent, as com pared with 94.8 last month. Unfavor able results of drought and late seeding have been partially counteracted by favorable weather during the past two months. The temperature has been below the normal, and there has been no urgent need of snow protection. No damage is reported from ice or freezing. The condition at 87.8 per cent is equivalent to about 14.6 bushels per acre, indicating an aggregate (winter wheat yield at date in the neighborhood of 890,000,000 bushels. . . According to the January returns, there are 240,000,000 bushels of wheat held on farms, which is 41.4 percent of last year's production. : On the corre sponding date last year there were held in the same position 1 90000,000 bush els. ' Of this total six principal winter wheat states east of the Rockies have 83,000,000 bushels, or 44.4 per cent of the last crop; Minnesota and the Da kotas, , 69,000,000 bushels, or 41 per cent, and the Pacific coast 80,000,000 bushels, or 88.9 per cent.' The present estimated supply of wheat in all positions is 315,000.000 bushels. Domestic requirements for bread to next July are 150,000,000 bushels, and for spring seeding, say, 20,000,000 bushels more in all 170, 000,000 bushels, leaving a surplus, for export during the ensuing six months and for home reserves at the end of June of 145,000,000 bushels. , APPEALS TO ENGLAND. China Said to Be Negotiating in London for a Loan. Berlin, Jan. 6. The Cologne Ga zette, on authority from the best-informed quarters in Paris, announces today that since Thursday last import ant negotiations have been proceeding in London for a Chinese loan, the at tempts made in Paris and St. Peters burg to arrange for a loan having failed. China has offered to contract for 16,000,000 in London, at the same time asking the good offiaes of the Brit ish government in her present extrem ity. H -. :.:-:: ' China, it appears, contemplates of fering as seourity the land tax, under control of Englishmen,, and that fur thermore an Englishman shall succeed Sir Robert Hart as director of the Chi nese imperial maritime customs. In addition Great Britain will insist upon a concession of territory, relative to which secrecy, aocording to the inform ant of the Cologne Gazette, must be temporarily observed. The Cologne Gazette adds that it is understood Russia has renewed her offer to China to conclude a loan in Germany on more favorable terms than are obtainable in-Paris or London. Lopdon, Jan. 6. There is good rea son to believe the British government considering the subject of assisting China to raise a loan. The Chinese proposals on the subject are generally supported, by business- men - interested in China. ; ' . The evening News says it is reported in the city that the negotiations for a Chinese loan of 16,000,000, guaran teed by the British government, are practically concluded. '' r ANOTHER COUNTERFEIT. The Government Compelled to Ketire the' Issue. Philadelphia, Jan. 6. There was disoovered i& one of the largest banks today another counterfeit $100 silver certificate, making in all six of these worthless notes which have been found in this city during the past two weeks. This latest discovery has created quite a sensation among the ; cashiers and other banking officials here, and there has been an industrious search in finan cial circles to bring to light all of the spurious notes whioh may heretofore have escaped detection. READY TO MEET HIS DOOM. Ourrant Kehearses the Scene of His Oven Death. San Quontin, Cal., Jan. 6. Durrant has rehearsed the soene of his own death. At his own request, made ab solutely without emotion, he has been told every incident that will mark the minutes of his last hours of life. From the moment that he awakens next Fri day morning until Warden Hale gives the signal to spring the gallows trap, Theodore Durarnt knows what is ex pected of him. ,,.;. A book and several papers on relig ious subjects were received at the pris on yesterday for Durrant. They ; were offerings from a woman who resides in Toronto. She was a resident of San Francisco three years ago and has dis played an interest in Durrant's affairs since his arrest for the murder of Blanche Lamont. Deputy Warden Ed gar made a thorough inspection of the book and papers and then permitted Durrant to have them. . , - The authorities suspect that some of Durrant's legal advisers may attempt some play at the very moment of the execution. : Durrant may invite five of the 50 people who will be ; present, but Warden Hale will revise the list, so it ia unlikely that any of his attorneys will be seen beside the gallows. . The condemned man made the fol lowing requests: ... First, that the rope used to hang him shall be destroyed immediately after his death, that no person can say that he holds a piece of it as a memento; second, that none of the spectators shall be allowed $o gaze upons his fea tures after he'is executed; third, that no autopsy shall be held after death and that no physician be allowed to ex amine his body; fourth, that after he pronounced dead bis remains shall be delivered to his parents as soon as pos sible. - -'' ' PENSION At TORNEYS. Commissioner Evans Has a Plan for Do ing Away With Them. Washington, Jan. 6. -Commissioner of Pensions Evans has been giving some attention to a proposition whereby the services of pension attorneys engaged in the prosecution of claims before the office may , be dispensed with, their work done by officials under govern ment supervision. Informally, he has been discussing the matter , with mem bers of the house committee on invalid pensions, but is not yet prepared to out line the details of his plan. The pres ent system, he says, is. wrongful and should have been done away with long ago.'- ;" -. V'-. ; ; -, Discontinuing the services of the at torneys would result in a great saving to both pensioners and the government, and liability to frauds in issuing pen sions would be reduced to a minimum. Under government supervision, the pension bureau would have direct con trol of the persons appointed to look after the cases whose business it would be to see that all honest claims were promptly and intelligently presented. The commissioner notes, the fact that $18,500,000 was paid- out during the past 15 years to pension attorneys by applicants for the prosecution of their claims. ' "'. ., MAY BE. EXTENDED. Benefits of the Mail Delivery Service to Be Enjoyed in Rural Districts. Washington, Jan. 6. The benefits derived from the rural delivery of mail matter, it is believed, will be extended as soon as authority can be obtained from congress on the subject. At the request of the house postofHce committee, 'First Assistant Postmaster General Heath is preparing amend ments to the appropriation bill, giving carriers in rural districts authority to receive money orders from patrons and to receipt for and deliver registered let ters. The additional duty can be read ily performed by the carriers, who will, if the soheme is put in operation, be come "the traveling postorflces. " Country people will have, therefore, nearly all the benefits enjoyed by resi dents of the city in this regard, as the carriers now are permitted to carry postal cards and stamped envelopes for sale. : Should the proposition work well, the department will be enabled to abolish many of the small postofflces along the star routes. f Engineer Was Asleep. ? Kansas City, Jan. 6. While James Scott, a Santa Fe engineer, slept in his engine cab this morning, his engine, drawing along string of freight and stock cars, bore down upon another freight train moving in on a sidetrack in the Santa Fe yards in Argentine, Kan. A collision followed, Charles K. Landers, a stockman, aged 40, was killed, and M. L. Mears, A. C. Olin, John C. Myers and J. VV. MoAdow were injured. , . Too Much Agitation. ' Washington, Jan. 6. Since the agi tation concerning the publication of the list of pensioners has commenced, Com missioner Evans has received several letters from persons requesting a can cellation of their pensions. One pen sioner in Michigan enclosed his certificate,-and stated his desire to have the same recalled, as he was not entitled to the government's bounty. "He .-added he'would endeavor to -return" all' the money drawn since 1895, when the pen. eiou was granted. Herald 'of Trade and Finance - Reviews the Season. AHEAD OF LAST YEAR'S PACK Kearly Three Million Cases PutlTp Dur ing the Year Fine Showing by the Columbia River Canneries. ; San Francisco, Jan. 4. The Herald of Trade and Finance prints the follow ing review of Jthe Pacific coast salmon pack for the season just closed: The total pack of canned salmon on this coast is not so large' as late esti mates made it, but it comes up to the early estimates. While Alaska pack is not up to last year's, those of British Columbia, Puget sound, Columbia and Sacramento rivers are larger; but those of the outside streams and bays in Or egon are not up to 1896. . The Alaska pack is somewhat a surprise, for it had been claimed., with considerable confi dence that it would aggregate fully 1,000.000 cases. It is stated that the run oj! fish did not come up to expecta tions. This also explains why the British Columbia pack fell below esti mates before the season opened. While the runs on Fraser river were fairly large, there were light runs on the northern rivers and inlets. The Puget sound pack of sockeyes came fully up to expectations, but the run of silver sides, a little later, was a disappoint ment, and out the estimate very ma terially. ' -' The Columbia river pack, it was thought, would not be over 400,000 cases, but the exceptional size of the chinook salmon made a much larger pack than had been estimated even dur ing the fishing season. It is , rather singular that the paok of this river was in 1883 and 1884 over 800,000 cases, and in 1885, 553,000 cases; but from 1888 to 1898, inolusive, the pack varied from 825,500 cases to 479,000, with one year, 1892, 520,880. Since 1893 the pack has been over 500,000 cases each year. This is joonvinicng evi dence that the Oregon and Washington hatcheries have proven a success. . The .very low prioes that ruled for falmon this year must have caused out side paokers to reduce their output, for by no other reason can so large a fall ing off be accounted for. The pack on the Saoramento river was largely in ex cess !of last year, notwithstanding a strike of fishermen lessened the total pack. The total pack in cases, for the Pa cific coast was as follows: - ' - 1897 ; - 1896 ' Alaska 856,802 874,506 British Columbia 985,000 688.791 Pugetsoimd 423,500 . 2S7.5O0 Columbia river ; 62,721 501.2(H) Outside pack (Oregon)......... . ; 68,683 . 115,400 Sacramento river 42,500 v 14,472 Grand total..... .,..2,929,106 2,331,962 TO RECLAIM OLD. FARMS. Fhilanthropy Fulled With Business in . New England. - v . New York, Jan. 4. New England farms are to be reclaimed, restocked and reoperated on a plan that is primarily philanthropical and secondarily com mercial. - A 1 corporation has been formed, with the secretary of the New York wool exchange at its head, to purchase arable land and farm build ings in the states of Masaschusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire and, Ver mont, and, to resell both on such terms as will ! attract purchasers ' in large cities, and so relieve the congested cen ters of population. ' The plan is indorsed by John Wanna maker, Mrs. Ballington Booth, Nathan iel S. Koseman, manager of the Hebrew charity fund, ard William B. Sessions, secretary of the Massachusetts state board of agriculture. Officers will be appointed here today. It is estimated that more than 200,000 acres of rich fallow land, under cultivation 20 years ago, lies idle today in the New England states, and it is the intention of those who have associated together for the purpose, to secure options, and, by outfight purchases, all or nearly all of this vast territory and to populate it with material drawn from the crowded cities. Missionary work will be begun in. the large cities, principally New York and Brooklyn, and the assistance of all organizations interested in better ing the condition of society will be in volved. -' President Lightburn says of the chenre: "Our organization, while a business enterprise,' is founded on a basis of pure public spirit, and its in corporation under the-laws of , the state of Maine is hailed with delight through out New England, for our scheme is the putting of new life and new blood into a territory whose fruitfullness should produce millions of revenue." Electrio Road Over Chilkoot. . San Francisco, Jan. 4. W. A. Burk holder, of this city, has gone to Alaska to erect an electric transmission plant to operate an electric road over Chil koot pass. Electricity will be generat ed at Dyea and transmitted 20 miles to the point where it is to be used. In addition to the eleotrio line, the poles will support the cables from which heavy cars will be suspended. The motors will be stationary, and the cars will be propelled up the inclines by cables on a drum. . A STATEMENT BY EARL LI. Germatf Occupation of Kaio Chou a v Iligh-llanded Outrage. .- . New York, Jan. 5.-The Herald to day publishes the following copyrighted . letter from its correspondent in Peking: - "Peking, Jan. 5. .Aocording to in structions reoeived from the Herald, I requested an interview with Li Hung Chang, and informed him that the New York Herald offered the publicity of its columns for any statement that China desired to make to the Western world in respect to the actual orisis in the East. . ;-v "The great statesman replied that China was anxious that the Western ' people should' understand thoroughly . matters as they were. His excellency's views are given : herewith ' in the fol- , lowing interview, whioh he approved: " 'The forcible occupation of Kiao Chou by Germany is a direct violation of existing treaties and of interna tional law. The pretext made to this act of war was the murder of two mis sionaries by robbers in the interior of the province of Shan Tung. Y The Chi nese government offered immediate and full redress for this outrage, punish ment of the criminals, dissmissal of the local officials and large compensa- ; tion for all losses. . . ; ; Anxious to avoid hostile acts, the , Chinese troops were withdrawn from Kiao Chou yhen the Germans landed, and, despite strong public feeling pre vailing throughout the country for the defense of Chinese territory against ag gression, my government has not sent reinforcements to Kiao Chou.' " 'Outlaws exist-in China, as well as in all countries. Neither treaties, law nor religion can entirely suppress crime anywhere in the world. There aro places in every country where lawless ness abounds, and to such a place in Shan Tung the German missionaries determined to' go, knowing that the natives inemseives were orten viotima of tnese bandits. ' : " 'Unfortunately China has not yet recovered from the effects of the late war, and the country requires a period of peace to carry out the work of reform i " "Of late years, from instruction and observation, the Chinese have come to regard the countries of the Western world as models even greater in justice T.nan in 'arms. in it riant tn nnnrpna - . . - . . . w j ' J-- ns while we are struggling to emerge from the restraints of our ancient civ ilization, while improvement and pro gress steadily continue? Should China be distressed by. having her shores in vaded and her territory occupied be- cause of an occurrence which Western . countries would deal with by law and ; not by war an unexpected incident, deplored by my government and fol- 1 .-J 1 1 ' . i iwou uy iuu reuresar " 'Our desire is to preserve our ter ritory intact and to steadily improve it as a field open to all countries equally for the development of commerce.' " . THE BREACH WIDENING. A. War Between Costa llica and Nicara gua Imminent. New York, Jan. 5. -A dispatch to, the Herald from Panama says: The trouble between Costa Rica and Nica ragua has taken a new phase, according to advices from the Herald correspond ent in Managua. The Costa Kican consul at Managua has been sentenced to five years' imprisonment, and has fled. - . The Cost Bican oonsul at Managua, Senor Eduardo Beeche, was arrested in that city on September 17 last year and imprisoned. The charge against him was complicity in a revolutionary movement against President Zelaya. Senor Beeche's exequatur was canceled at the time of his arrest. Pie was in prison for several weeks, despite the representations made by the Cota Rican government to Nicaragua to secure his release. Costa Rica demand ed that proofs against her consul be produced, but the demand went un heeded, though finally he was released on baih Considerable friction between the two governments was caused, and this was followed by the interchange of several sharp notes. There .were reports that both Nicaragua and Costa Rica were quietly preparing for war, and these reports were not altogether un founded. ' , Finally, despite protests from Costa Rica, the trial of Consul Beeche by court-martial began. President Zelaya swept aside Costa Rica's demands, and a few days ago the court-martial sen tenced the prisoner. The sentence was kept secret until yesterday. Senor Beeche in some way learned of this sen tence about a week ago, and immedi ately left Nicaragua, though there was a report that he would be pardoned. It was supposed he went to Costa Rica. "This has aroused new, friction be tween the ' governments, and the end cannot be foretold. War it is believed in many quarters will result. Nicaragua is threatened from another source. Believing that war between that country and Costa Rica is prob able. Costa Rica is going to Salvador to induce President Guiterrez to aid her against Nicaragua. Salvador, how ever, is in great danger of revolution, so President Guiterrez in the present case is an unknown quantity. : An outbreak in Salvador is imminent. ' A correspondent telegraphs that the situation, financial and political, could not be worse.