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It's a Cold Day When We Get Left. VOL. X. nOOD RIVER, OREGON, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1898. NO. 32. LATER NEWS. LATE NEWS FROM DAWSON From All Parts , of the New World and: the, Old. 1 ; OF INTEREST TO OUR READERS Comprehensive Review of the Import ant Happenings of the Pit Wm Gulled From the Telegraph Columns. Senator McBiide of Oregon, has In troduced a bill making Astoria the ter minus of the trans-Pacifie cable. Congress haa adjourned until Janu ary 4. After the holiday recess the rights of General Wheeler and others to bold their seats will be inquired into. Among a network of wires 20. feet above the ground, Koderick Chisholm, a Chicago electrician, was slowly burned to death in sight of several hundred spectators. ? j ; . ' V . Colonel E. S. Barrett, national pres ident of the Son 8 of the American Rev olution, was killed by falling 'from a window of his home at Concord, Mass. Be was 60 years of age. In Louisville, Ky., it is estimated by the health department that there are J 0,000 cases of grip. The lavages of the disease have been so 'widespread that in some cases . business has been seriously impeded. , . j Hereafter brooms will cost 2 cents more apiece. ' Members of the Broom Manufacturers' Association , of the United. States met in Chicago and de cided to advance the prioe of brooms 25 cents a dozen. ,,!'., A rear-end collision occurred on the Pennsylvania railroad - three miles from Rah way, N. J., whioh resulted in the loss of two lives and injury to many persons. . The killed are William C. Dewolf, a railway clerk; and P. Knight, a colored potter of the sleeping-oar. While examining state documents of the 16th century in the Vatican library recently, Abbe Cozzaluzzl, assistant librarian, . found , the original manu script of a treatise by Galileo on the tides. The manuscript is all in Gali leo's handwriting, and ends with the words written at Rome in the Medici Gardens on January 8, 1616. The president has nominated Ethan A. Hitchcock, of Missouri, to be secre tary of the interior. Mr. Hitobcook is at present ambassador to Russia. Ha was appointed minister more than a year ago, and when the rank was raised to an embassy, he was re-appointed. He is a wealthy-lawyer and business man of St. Louis, and was for some time an extensive plate-glass manufac turer. He is a great-grandson of Ethan Allen, of Revolutionary fame. The table of proposed stations of United States troops,' submitted by General Wade, shows a total of 60,000 troops, distributed as follows: Provinoe of Pinar del Rio, 8,000; province of Havana, 24,000; provinoe of Matanzas, province of Puerto Prinoipe, 2,000; provinoe ;of Santiago. 1,000. The recommendations bf the commission, if carried out, would require 45 regiments of infantry and five of cavalry, with six batteries of light artillery, four for Havana and two for Matanzas. Secretary Long will soon issue ad vertisements calling for. proposals for raising the Maine and the Cristobal uoion, in accoraance witn tne aeoision of the board of construction to which the matter had been referred. A financial statement just issued by the Southern Paojflo Company shows that for the month of October the gross earnings ' of the :' oompany' .. reached 15,556,725. This is an increase of $1,125,701 over the same month of last year. ' '"" ' Corliss, of Michigan, has introduced a bill in the house to facilitate the con struction and maintenance of tele graph cables in the Pacific ocean be tween the United States and Hawaii, the Philippine islands, Japan and other countries. ' The agricultural appropriation bill passed by congress oontalns a retalia tory olause authorizing the secretary of agriculture to inspect imported articles dangerous to health, and also author izing the secretaiy of the treasury to ex clude such articles. The restriction is designed to apply to a large number of articles imported from foreign coun tries, v . , . , ' . ' London advices just received bring promise that the West Indian colonies will enter upon the new year with brighter industrial prospects, owing to the successful launching of the West Indian Co-Operative Union, organized on the lines of the California Fruit Union, and the Irish Agricultural or ganization, which achieved wonderfully tapid sutoesB. , : Great Britain has given another Striking example of friendship for the United States, and at the same time has taken action whioh is looked upon in the light of a recognition of the sovereignty of tbe United States over the Philippines. A filibustering ex pedition organized to go to the support of Aguinaldo has been suppressed at Hong Kong by orderof the British au thoritiea.' Admiral Sampson's daughter is to Wed a Californian. "Bab," the well-known syndicate writer is critically ill at her home in New, York. , , The O. R. & N. O.'s steamship Co lumbia on hei last trip made "the run from San Francisco to Portland in 47 hours and 55 minutes. An express train and freight train met on tne same track near Vincennes, Ind., and three trainmen were serious ly hurt and a score or more passengers bruised and soratoned. The American National bank, of Lima, O., was robbed of 118,162. The money was taken from the big vault. The robbery was perpetrated in a skil ful manner, no damage being done to the vault. Mrs. Izbel, her daughter, Mrs. Ossie Malone, and Mrs. Malone's infant were burned to death in their home nea,r Hillsboro, Tex. The women oould : be seen in the bouse, but it was impossi ble to rescue them, though every ef fort was made. The fire started by the use of kerosene to kindle a fire. Captain R. D. Evans' name is prom inently mentioned as Rear-Admiral Bunco's successor in the Brooklyn navy-yard, now that it seems to be de oided that Rear-Admiral Sampson will remain commander-in-chief of the North Atlantic Btation, and Rear-Admiral Schley will be assigned to . sea duty in compliance with his request. ., The Conference based upon tbe dis armament proposal of Empeior Nicho las has been fixed for St. Petersburg about the beginning of May next, prior to which the Russian government will submit officially to the powers a defi nite plan of disarmament in order to enable them to formulate modifications or counter-suggestions. A special from Dawson dated No vember 19 says: Reports from all creeks in the vicinity of Dawson indi cate that the winter's produot of gold will exceed that of last year by more than 100 per cent. "Several persons are reported to have been frozen to death. One of these was found in a kneeling posture beside his sled and dogs, be tween Hunker and Dominion, at the summit. The navy department is going to be prepared for any emergency that may baieafter arise in the Atlantic and Pa cific oceans by carrying on hand the enormous stock of nearly half a million tons of the best steaming coal for war ships that can be procured. This sup ply of the most important of all sinews of modern war is to be systematically distributed in Amerioan ports most conveniently looatej for the coaling of ships for any operations the navy may conoeivably be called upon to under take.' 'Judge -Day, president of ''the Paiis peaoe commission, has arrived home. A loaded lumber sohooner is ashore at Cannon beach, near Elk creek, Or. Tho recently apt.Moted register of the Nul'ato land offioo in ', Alaska is missing. " In a trainwreck near Lexington, Ky., nine trainmen were injured, two piob ably fatally. . . . ' , Importations of manufactures from Great ' Britain into the United States seem likely to chow an unusually small total in the year 1898. The United States troops have begun a regular patrol of the city of Havana, in order to guard against possible dis orders. General Lee is arranging for the evacuation day parade. Public men in office, especially those in congress, newspaper correspondents and everybody who is supposed to have influence in shaping legislation or with the administration are being flooded witn literatiure from foreign countries i: relation to our changed condition of t.ffi.;rs as a . result of the Amerioan Spanish war. Fire destroyed the house occupied by Senor Don Carlos Morla Vicuna, the Chilean minister, at the corner of Con necticut avenue and N street, Wash ington. The roof and tor) story were destroyed - and the furniture of the whole house was ruined by smoke and water, entailing a loss of $10,000. The minister and his family barely es caped. At Brookline, Mass., by the sudden breaking of the ice on Loverett pond, in the park system, 80 young girls and boys were thrown into eight feet of wa ter1, and though numerous spectators Land the police worked ha.d to rescue the children, three were drowned before help could reaoh them. They were J. W4 Clattenburg, jr., 10 years old; Ar thur Collins, 12 years old, and Emma Miller, 14 years old. The cotton receipts at Houston, Tax., lince the beginning of the present sen Bon have been 2,000,000 bales, a record never equaled by an interior town or port of the United States, and which' will be celebrated by a banquet to! which all the the prominent civic offi cials and cotton men will be invited. It is estimated by Secretary Warner, of the cotton exchange, that 500,000 bales will yet be - reoeived - during the remainder of the season. According to a new time card of the Great Northern to go into effect Janu ary I, , the transcontinental schedule will be reduced 12 hour- The Closing of Spanish Rule In Havana. STREET RIOTS IN MONTSERRAT Cuban Heap Indignities on the Tan '. qulshed Foe, and Insist an Kissing the "Brave Americanos." Chicago, Dec. 28. A censored spe cial cable to the Tribune from Havana says: . . ' ; Rioting began at Mdntserrat tonight. A battalion of Spanish troops ' hurried from the barracks on the Prado to Galiano street, the dividing line be tween Cuban and Spanish territory. Order was restored, but in the firing whioh oocurred before the troops ar rived, an 8-year-old Cuban child was killed by a stray bullet. Spanish teiritory in the New World is- now limited to a narrow strip of land between Havana harbor and Cali ani street. Tbe flags of Cuba libre and the' United Sttes are waving with in two blocks of the Prado. a great boulevard which runs through the cen ter of Havana. Montserrat having been evacuated, the place was alive today with Cubans and people from the United States. The scene enacted at Cerro and Vedado last week and Jesus del Monte yester day, was repeated 8t Mo'ntserrat. There was even a greater demonstration,for Montserrat comes almost to the city. Some of . the flags leaped across the dividing line and waved on the Span ish side. The celebration which was begun on Christmas night today reached its height. Crowds of men and women waving Cuban and Amerioan flags and carrying branches of trees, paraded the streets shouting and singing. Many Americans went over to see the demon stration. They did not remain long. Owing to the intense enthusiasm, the populaoe insisted on kissing the "brave Americanos," whether they wanted to be kissed or not. ' ' ': Several affrays took place between the Spanish residents and the Cubans. A grocery keeper on Oquendo street re fused to put out the Cuban colors, and was almost beaten to death with sticks. As evening came on, the demonstra tion became noisier than ever, as many of the negroes parading were drunk and greatly exoited. The Americans be--came fearful of another clash with the Spanish troops like that which ushered in Christmas day. Francisco Luinteso, a Spanish ' volunteer patrolling the street near the Prado, was fired at from a housetop and killed. A Cuban was killed in another part of the city. Half a dozen Cubans and Spaniards were shot or stabbed in affrays about tl.e city. , ' i ; ' ' There was a fight between Cnbans and Spaniards in front of the United States Club at midnight. Several of the participants were badly cut with ma chetes.. Many American soldiers who were in town behaved so boisterously that General Ludlow says he is sorry that they were permitted to oome into Havuna, and in future none will be permitted exoept on . strictly military business. -' -," ?' , ITavana In a State of Unrest. Havuna, Deo. 28. Francisco Quin tero, a Spanish guerrila, while, walking along Genois street today, was fired at from the roof of a house and serious ly wounded.j During the last 24 hours one man has been killed and 12 have been wounded in affrays in different parts of the city, and 11 burglaries have , been committed. The oity is in a state of unrest. Three more wards of Havana were evacuated today. '; La Lucha says it can see no dis loyalty on the part of Spanish residents in Cuba if they choose to hoist Ameri oan and Cuban flags, because Spain re nounced the island without consulting the Spaniards. Captain-General Castellanos. after formally turning over the island . to the Americans on January 1, will leave for Matanzas, where he will remain a fortnight, going thenoe to Cienfuegos. A party of colored Cubans this morn ing entered : the wholesaler grocery es tablishment at 118 San Jose street, owned by the Spanish firm of Mestro & Mata, and ordered Senor Mestro to kiss the Cuban ; flag and to ory "Viva Cuba libre." ;. He refused to obey, where upon one of the Cubans cut his head badly with a machete. Today a Cuban mob threatened to attack the residence of Marquis de Montero, seoretary of - the treasury in the autonomist cabinet, and a member of the Spanish evacuation commission. The house is 103 Neptune street, in a part of the city already evacuated. On the matter being brought to the atten tion of the United States evacuating commissioners, a guard was sent to guard the residence until further or ders. "' Removing the JDead.. New York, Dec. 28. Arrangements weie completed today for disinterring the bodies of the soldiers who were buried in the improvised oemetery' at Camp Wikoff, Long Island. Lieuten ant William F. Chase, of the Sixth ar tillery, will supervise the work. Forty coffins were shipued today to M on tank. Dominion Surveyor Frozen to Death On the Klondike Kiver. Seattle,Wash.,Deo. 28. The steamer Farallon arrived today from Alaska with a number of passengers from Daw son direct, who oame out over the ice. The trail is good, and a large number of people are on the way out. Among the passengers is Jack Carr, the Yukon mail carrier, who left Daw son November 21. He says the popula tion of Dawson City has materially de creased, it now being estimated at 16, 000.' Cost of living has also decreased, good meals costing but $1. There will be no food shortage this winter. There is little hope of the mail service being kept up between Dawson, and the out side world this winter. , Thistle creek, on the American side, is attracting considerable attention. Pans averaging $25 are reported. The execution of the four Dawson murderers Ed Henderson and the In dians White, Dawson Jim and Joe Nan tuok has been postponed until March. November 1 was set as the day of exe cution. It is said that Indians of Alaska have petitioned Governor Brady to go to Washington to represent - them in oon gress. The body of J. H. Cadenhead, a Do minion land surveyor, was found frozen in the ioe in. the Klondike river, near Dawson, October 27. He had left Sulphur creek the day previous, and in the night, had broken through the ice. Unable to pull himself out, he slowly froze to death, with his hands spread Dut on - the ice. Before losing con sciousness he took his field notes and papers from his pockets and threw them from him, so that they might be picked np and saved. ' . FILIPINO CONGRESS. Difficulty of Forming a . Constitution Ends Its Career. Manila, Dec. 28. The so-called oon ress of the revolutionary government of the Filipinos, whioh has been in ses sion for some time, at Malo Los, has been unexpectedly adjourned, owing to the difficulty of forming a constitution. A cabinet by President Aguinaldo, appointed at Bacbor on July 15 last, and named in the Barxjor proclamation issued on that date, has resigned. General Aguinaldo, who had been at Malo Los, came frora there to Santa Anata, a suburb of Manila. He then visited Paterno, and now it is reported he has gone to Cavite Vejo, the old town of Cavite. Reliable advices say that while he was at Paterno he. was indelatigable in his efforts to overcome the policy of the militant factions, whioh js hostile to the Americans. It is probable that his influence will avail to avert trouble. The Filipinos cabinet, proclaimed at Bacoor on July 15, in conformity with a deoree issued by the revolutionary government on June 14, was made up of the following peisonnel: -President of the counoil of ministers, with the ad interim portfolios of foreign affairs, -marine and commerce, General Emilio Aguinaldo y Famy; seoretary of wir and of publio works,' Senor Don Bald anoro Aguinaldo, nephew of General Aguinaldo; seoretary of the interior, Senor Don Leandero Ibarra; seoretary of agriculture, S3nor Don Mariano Trias. ' s" -'' ;'.'.'. V '". Aguinaldo' Representative. New York, Deo. 28. Felipe Agon cillo, the special representative of 'Aguinaldo, leader of the Philippine patriots, left this oity tonight for Washington. In Washington, Agon cillo will await the arrival of tbiee eminent Filipinos who are en route with additional instructions from Aguinaldo. ; Since his arrival frora Paris, on Sat urday evening, Agoncillo . has been al most constantly in conference with visitors. Agoncillo said today that there was no change in the situation, and probably would be none until aftar the arrival of his three fellow-country, men. ' ', ' ' ' .' . . t, , . Ordered to Manila. . St. Louis, Mo., Deo. 28. Major, H. R. Brinkerhoff, U. S. A., chief muster ing officer for , Missouri, who haB been stationed at the Jeff erson barracks since last spring, received today a telegram from the. secretary of war relieving him from duty to join the Third infantry at Fort Snelling, and to accompany it to Manila.1 He expects to leave the reservation as soon as he can paok and ship his property. His wife and daughter will aocoropany him. ' Will Guard Hollo. Washington, Dec. 28. The . admini stration has taken steps to safeguard Amerioan interests in the oity of Iloilo, on the island of panay, ona of the Phil ippine arohipelago, and a military and naval expedition is now on its way there ' from Manila. Cable advices weie reoeived here today from General Otis, commanding the military forces in the Philippines, and Admiral Dewey, commanding the naval foroei there, showing they are acting in concert in tbe matter. ' '-' - ' . ' ",, . ' Race Trouble at Dallas. '. ' - Dallas, Tex., Dec. 27. In an en counter between three white men and some negroes, one of the latter, Osoar White, was killed, and anothei, Frank, Holland, seriously wounded. Hun dreds of whites and negroes assembled, and for a time a race war was immi nent. The air was filled with knives and pistols. New World Energy Aston ishing Europe. A NATION OF SHOPKEEPERS England Awakes to the Aggressive Commercial Prosperity of the United States Decrease of British Exports London, Dec. 27. It is n exaggera tion to assert that the foremost topic compelling attention in Europe is gen eral and in Great Britain in particular, overshadowing1 the dreary broils of do mestic politics, is the remarkable ag gressive commercial prosperity whioh the United States , is manifesting. Hardly a newspaper review or a publio speaker doling the past month has failed to notice with what giant strides America is coming into tne first place in the alignment of the powers. It is certainly the chief subject of conversa tion on Lombard street and on the Continental bourses. The manager of one of the greatest London banks recently drew an Ameri can business ' man into his private office, and said, in an awe-struck tone. "This is the first time in the history of finance that, New York has been in a position to dictate money rates to London, Berlin and Paris." The bank manager added that London's purchases of American securities were a feather's weight compared with the balance of trade in' New York's favor. James Brice, in a speech before the Lieoestur chamber of commerce, sound ed a warning to British manufacturers. He emphasized the fact that the ex ports of the United States and Ger. many had increased 84,000,000 and 21,000,000 respectively between 1891 and 1897. while Great Britain's de creased 15,000,000. He further pointed out that the business of the United States was developing along many , important lines . which Great Britain, he added, should have held against all competitors. Mr. Brice un hesitatingly asserted that the United States could produce rails cheaper than Great Britain, and he said he saw no possibility of opening new markets ex cept in China. ' ; . Great Britain seems to have become reconciled to the capture of the iron markets by the United States. Ameri can firms are uniformly successful in bidding against British firms. The Carnegie company and the Illinois Steel Company have opened extensive offices in London and are making inroads upon the British reserve. Colonel Hunsaker, the Carnegie representa tive, has contracted for 80,000 tons of plates for the Coolgardie road, Austra lia, and the oompany was unable to un dertake the contract for 80,000 tons more. .A'dispatch from Berlin' says it is a fact that the Russian government has ordered 80,000 tons of Amerioan rails, and the prospect of Amerioan competi tion for the contracts in connection with Russia's extensive railroads alarms manufacturers here and else where. Consuls assert that all Europe is swarming, as never before, with agents of Amerioan manufacturers of steel, street railroads, electrioal appa ratus and all kinds of machinery, who are leading the commercial invasion. The attempts to float a Russian loan in New York have been received skep tically here. Several financiers have told representatives of the press that "Russia tried to raise money in London, Paris, Berlin and Amsterdam, and that she seems to have turned to the United States as a forlorn hope, possibly with the view of reaping incidental politioal advantages. But, it is admitted that it is a question of a short time when capitalists will have to reokon with New York as a competitor ' in , high finance. ' The Daily Chroniole com ments upon the fact that American capitalsts "have the courage of their financial opinions if they think they know the European situation better than the capitalists of the Old World." There is much interest here regard ing the choice of a suocessor of Ethan Allen Hitchoook as ambassador at St. Petersburg. It is considered that the post demands the presenoe of the strongest diplomat, in view of the en trance of the United States into the East. Russia has sent one of her ablest men to Washington, though a transler from Washington to Constan tinople or Madrid has hitherto been oonsidered in the servioe as being a promotion. Russia expects President McKinley to reciprocate. Mr. Hitch cock oarries home with him the convio tion that Russia is still a stanch friend of America, which he has endeavored to impress upon the' state department at Washington and on all influential Americans he has met abroad. Boy Kills Two Brothers. , ' Soooba. Miss., Deo. 27. Thomas and William Brantley, brothers, were shot and instantly killed last night, at 4 Enondale, by Eugene Dennis, an 18-year-old boy. The brothers, accom panied by their father, attempted to enter the store of Dennis, it is said, in tending violence, whereupon, young Dennis opened fire on the Brantleys with the above result. Tbe trouble was caused by liquor. NEGOTIATIONS AS TO TERMS. England Agrees to Abrogation of the Clayton-Bulwer Treaty. ' New York, Deo. 26. A special to the Herald from Washington says: All danger of further . friction between the United States and Great Britain over the construction of the Nicaragua canal will shortly be removed by the abrogation of the Clayton-Bulwer treaty. Sir Julian Pauncefote, the British ambassador, has received or will receive within the next few- days positive instructions to enter upon negotiations with Secretary Hay for the abrogation of the convention referred to, and the preparation of a new treaty guaranteeng the neutrality of the canal. The change in the altitude of the British government from its -old posi tion of insisting upon having a voice in . the construction of the proposed canal is the result of representations made to Lord Salisbury by Mr. Henry White, charge d'affaires of this government in London. It is the understanding of those who are aware of the change in the attitude of the British government that Lord Salisbury will suggest' through Sir Julian the advisability ofv the United States granting some conces sions to his- government in return for the relinquishment of the important lights possessed by Great Britain in the matter of a canal across the isthmus, which for nearly 50 years have been recognized by this government in the treaty negotiated by John M. Clayton, on the part of the United States, and Lord Henry Lytton-Bulwer, on the part of the British government. , Just what concessions will be asked are ' not known, nor will they be until fuller and final instructions have Deen re ceived by Sir Julian and communioated to Secretary Hay.. ' ; HAVANA'S DEATH RATE. Between Fifty-five and Seventy-five Die Daily From Starvation and Disease. New York," Deo. 26. A dispatch to the World from Havana says: Ha vana's death rate is astounding. There are between 55 and 75 deaths here each day, the majority from malarial fover, typhoid-claiming the next largest num ber of viotims and pernicious fever about the same. .; , - The oivil register today shows a total of 49 deaths in this oity in the last 24 hours, and two parishes where the death rate was usually high made no report. The mortality last week was at the rate of 106 in every 1,000 of the population. This week it will be high er. In New York the death rate is only 22 deaths per annum for every thousand population. . . All the hospitals are overorowded and no more patients oan be received. The municipal hospital, organized as an emergency hospital to care for sick reooncentrados, is taking oare of 805 patients with space for only 160. ; A surgeon in one hospital said today that he had to leave sufferers lying in the streets beoause there is no place to oare for them. Vile stenches from the indescribable dirtiness of some sections offer a her culean task to the engineer officer pre paring to clean the city, making the American here despair of any imme diate lowering of the frightful death rate. ' ' A PERFECT SUCCESS. More About the Balloon Trip Across . the Channel. . . . New York, Dec. 24. A dispatch to the Times from London says: The Chronicle publishes an account from its correspondent sent from a balloon trip across tbe channel, showing that the Andree steering-gear was tested with , perfect success. The sail used was 18 feet square instead of 12 feet, the one used in the land experiment. The aeronauts took their course when the 200-foot trail rope was in water and found they had deflected three points, or about double '-. that obtained on land in Essex several weeks ago. This is not surprising, for the frac tional resistance of the trail rope in water was immense. Another test gave the same results, but this time the bal loon descended within two feet of the waves. To keep the balloon at an even alti tude was a task of the greatest diffi culty, and owing to cold air on the water the sun-heated gas' cooled with lightning rapidity, demanding oonstant expelling of ballast to prevent falling into the sea. The balloon again rose 2,800 feet, but dropped behind a thick cloud. The sudden eclipse caused a rapid descent, and in a few minutes the balloon touched the ocean. A wave struck the : car. It was an exciting moment for the aeronauts, their gum boots being filled with water. Percival Spencer, the famous aeronaut, in charge, prompt ly threw out ballast and saved himself from sjnking.' ' , ; ' The balloon then rose 700 feet after clearing the Frenoh cliffs, and landed -safely amid Noiman peasants four miles east of Havre, having in jive hours cov-. : ered 150 miles, of whioh 75 miles were oversea, - . Wrecks In the North. Victoria, B. C.j Dec- 24.' The Rosalie, whioh has arrived here from ; Skagway, leports the wreck of a sloop whioh left Wrangel two weeks ago for Skagway with a party of 12, bound for Atlin. The sloop was found bottom side up by Indians, and it is feared ' that all hands ware lost.