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THE DALLES, OREGON, FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 1892.
IS GROWING SERIOUS.
Tie Eartbiinate in California is Now
: QUAKES THREE SUCCESSIVE DAYS.
'. The Latest ; One, Yesterday, the Most
Serious of Any Yet Felt.
VOLCANIC VBUPTION9 KXFKCIID.
People Along the Base of the Monntaln.
Are Living In Mortal Dread.
Wjntehs, Cal., April 21. Another
shock of earthquake occurred here at
9 :40 a. m., throwing down Masonic hall,
Chadwick'e building, Bertholet's two
story stone building, Humphrey Bros.'
one-story stone building, and generally
demolishing' goods, fixtures, etc. One
man was badly hurt by a falling wall,
and Miss Clara Jessen, a milliner, was
hurt, and others more or less injured.
Business is suspended. Main street is a
scene of desolation. A fire in the rear of
Mrs. Clark's restaurant was put out, so
. there is no damage yet from that source.
J. Devilbiss' house, one mile west, is a
total wreck, also Baker's adobe, and J.
R. Wolfskill's stone dwelling. It is now
; cloudy and raining a little.
SACRAMENTO BADLY SHAKEN.
Sacramento, April 21. Another se
vere earthquake shock occurred this
morning at 9:45 o'clock, lasting 20 sec
onds.'"' Buildings got a lively shaking,
and plastering fell from many ceilings.
Several chimneys toppled over, and
much glassware was broken in thecrock-
" ery etores. The public schools were
dismissed. . All the pupils got out with
. out creating a panic. The state capitol
building suffered. A large portion of
one of the plaster statues over the porta-
jr ... co, 150 feet from the ground, fell and
struck 40 feet from the building. The
gigantic building trembled violently,
. and there was a general exodus of clerks
It waft discovered that a crack was made
' in the ceiling extending from one end of
..- the building to the other, and going
through the office of the superintendent
of public instruction clear into the as-
. sembly chamber. The beautiful ceiling
of the latter, which is formed of stucco
work tipped with gold, was rent in
places, as were also the Corinthian col-
ums supporting the gallery. Books were
thrown from the shelves and general dis
order reignea. -
PEOPLE PANIC STRICKEN.
In Woodland the shock was more se
vere than the one of Tuesday, ' and the
most substantial buildings were wrecked
or damaged. Business is practically
suspended, as people are fearing another
- tremor. Some damage was done . at
Esparto, but there are no details. In
Dixon the shock at 9 :40 a. m., completed
the wreck threatened before, and but
two or three brick. buildings in town are
safe. The occupants of the brick build
ings, who remained after the first shock,
are moving out. No one was injured,
but there were, many narrow escapes.
The people are panic-stricken, and it is
believed the ruin of the town will be
completed before the shocks cease.
Every available mechanic and laborer
is at w?rk attempting to clear away the
-wreckage and take down the condemned
;- buildiqffcs before a fatal accident occurs.
SAN FRANCISCO AND ELSEWHERE. '
San Francisco, April 21. A modera
tely heavy earthquake shock visited San
. Francisco at 9:42 this morning. The
vibrations were north and south, lasting
- twenty seconds. In Davis Ville, the
shock was felt at 9 :43, and was very
severe, vibrations running from south
east to northwest. It was of brief dura-
--' tion, lasting no more than five seconds,
yet in severity it seemed to exceed that
of the 19 tb. The additional damage is
noticeable in the rear walls of the Ma
sonic and Odd Fellow's hall, where the
fissures show considerable enlargement,
and are now really dangerous should the
vibrations continue. - In Chico, the
shock lasted thirty seconds, .vibrations
north to south. Lamps in buildings all
: over the city were set swinging, ceilings
in some places cracked '- and clocks
stopped. . Rain has been steadily falling
since last night. In Napa, at 9:42, the
shock was- even heavier than that of
Tuesday morning. Several brick build
ings were cracked and much plaster fell,
but nobody was hurt.
VACAV1LLE EEVI8ITED. . V.
." Vacavtixx, April 21. The shock was
heavy, but no additional damage re
sulted. Workmen removing the debris
on the Odd Fellows' building had a nar
row escape. They refuse to return to
work. The vibration was east and west,
and occurred about 9 :47. A few more
chimnevs are down. The shock reached
Biggs at 9 :45, and was heavy. The vi
brations were north and south lasting
about eight seconds. Eight distinct vi
brations were felt. Clocks stopped and
plaster fell. In Auburn, it was slight,
at 9:43, doing nq damage. It commen
ced raining at 5 o'clock this morning,
and is still raining. In freano, it was
sharp, at 9 :45. In Reno slight.
Another Tletlm of the Treacherous
: ' Nelson, Wash., April 20.
Editor Chronicle: -
The little - community at Nelson,
Wash., is called to mourn the lass of one
of its worthiest members.
On the morning of Saturday 16th,
inst., Jack Andrews crossed the Colum
biaina skiff from Nelson to Cascade
Locks intending to return in a couple of
hours. Instead of returning, however,
he was induced to tarry - and .taste the
cup that cheers and inebriates. He
spent the day convivially at the locks
and, at night, started to recross the
river, since which time he has not been
seen or heard of, and there is no ques
tion but that he went over the cascades.
It is thought that he must have lost or
broken an oar as he was an expert oars
man. His cries for help were heard in
the night on the Washington shore, by
persons who would have beep swift to
the rescue had they known his peril, but
thinking it to be some belated reveler no
heed was given. ' His cries were in vain
for the goal of his earthly wanderings
was near and no friendly aid could
reach him as he drifted rapidly towards
the raging flood that has swallowed its
victims for ages past. ' '
Deceased, although a residence of this
place for less than a year, had made
many mends. He was genial, kind,
and intelligent, a thorough reader of the
best literature, and his sad fate has
excited much sorrow here.
From the Klamath Btar. .
The silly girl is determined to marry a
lord, or somebody that gets as drunk as
a lord. '
Political callers will greatly oblige this
editor by leaving their augers on the
Next June in Multnomah county,
Lotan and Simon will meet either their
Waterloo or their Kilkenny, we don't
know which. '
The mercy of Gov. Pennoyer is now in
fine condition. The governor has given
it so much- healthy exercise in pardon
ing criminals that it is regarded as the
longest-armed and longest-windedjmercy
in the northwest. .
Said the New York World, "Rhode
Island can and must be carried." Little
Rhoda was carried, but not the way of
the World, the flesh and the dollar that
is skinned. She was carried with her
back to free coinage, free trade and all
other Worldly things.
The ghosts of Oregon would be glori
fied far more by placing Veatch in the
gubernatorial chair than by sending him
to the state senate. Let Oregon's spooks
get their medium where he can exercise
the veto power over every attempt of the
state to keep abreast of her .sister states
in the march of improvement, and a cir
cular effulgence will soon, grow around
their narrow heads.
Multnomah county - is pretty sick
again. It is tne same old Simon-and-Lotan
collar-a,' attended with spasms
and nausea. If the soul of Portland
still possesses those higher sensibilities
whose screeches were "heard during the
struggle for consolidation, heaven only
knows what form her republican repug
nance to bossism' will take next June !
It will be violent, but that is all we
know about it now. It will probably be
another citizens' movement.
Washington, April 22. On the. re
turn of Senator Dolph from Boston, yes
terday he took decided exception to the
view that the exclusion bill in force will
not expire until 1894. He believed it
was wise to secure some legislation, even
if it was not all that is desired. It is
reported that other Pacifi coast- sena
tors have been informed that the course
of Senator Dolph is very . unsatisfactory
to his people, and .that he should sup
port the Geary bill. -. ..
Gov. Markham of California, is send
ing tents to shelter people in Winters. '
Twelve - men are imprisoned in . a
flooded mine at Pottsville, Pa. Two es
caped. Tea of the imprisoned men are
Italians. - - "; - . - '
WANT MEN NOT CATTLE
Settlers TryinO) Get tie Cattle Men
" From the Military.; -
FORCED MARCHES IN SNOW STORMS
Battle Between Cowboys on Little Pow
der River Reported.
8ETTLKRB OUTNUMBER TROOPS
The Cattlemrn From Texas The Set
tler at Home Previous Mis
understandings. Douglas, Wyo., April 22. The mili
tary escort, sent into the cattle regions
to rescue the Texas cattlemen who were
surrounded by settlers, threatening ven
geance for usurping the rights of the
settlers, called rustlers, is expected here
today. The cattlemen are being . trans
ported in beavy wagons drawn by four-
horse teams furnished by the Btage com
pany, and even should there be no attack
from settlers the march will be a hard
one, for there is no point on the road
between Crazy Woman and Brown
springs, a distance of ninety miles, where
hay or grain could be obtained for the
horses. As a sample of the travel
ing along the - road between this
place and Fori McKlnney, it took
9 hours yesterday to make the trip,
twenty-five miles, to Sage creek, in an
open buggy, in the face of a driving
snow storm, and that section of the road
is the best of the 150 miles Detween the
two places. The cattlemen, forty-two
in number, are in . charge of Col. Van
Horne, and his command of 132 men.
They left Fort McKinney early yester
day morning, but where they are at
present no one knows. A snow storm
has been raging with unabated severity
and the trail is in a -frightful condition.
It was the intention of the . troops to
make Powder river the objective point
of the first day's march, but it was ab
solutely impossible to get farther than
Crazy Woman, twenty miles from the
starting point. There they .camped
Monday and if the storm at Sage creek
is any criterion of that up there, they
did not move a hoof yesterday. The
weather this morning is clearing and it
is probable that the march- will be re
sumed. If so, the critical point will be
reached at Powder river. The military
guard is not more than 150 mounted
men, against the cattlemen are 500
thoroughly armed and much better
equipped settlers determined to get pos
session of cattlemen, for trial. No bet
ter spot for an ambuscade could be se
lected than the immediate vicinity of
Powder river. Canyons and ravines
abound, and fifty expert riflemen could
easily pick off the escort and prisoners
from the sheltering rocks. The settlers
feel that they have a just cause, and
only wish to prevent the Texans from
leaving Wyoming before they can be
brought to trial for 'depredations com
mitted upon the settler's lands.
. The Facta as They Are.
Bcffallo, Wyo., April 22. The truth
concerning- the troubles in Wyoming
have been embodied in a statement to
President 'Harrison, asking him to
receive a delegation to lay before him all
the facts concerning the trouble between
the cattlemen in the state. The state
ment shows that contrary to all laws, an
armed body of capitalists entered the
country with the avowed intention of
taking possession of and controlling the
same in their own interests. It. is be
lieved their aim was to terrorize and
depopulate the country, and, if need be,
murder all who resisted. It adds : "The
citizens of the country are greatly malign-
Led and their actions misrepresented."
Senator - 1 Warren - assures the
people that they will be: received, and
has expressed the opinion that the peon
pie were acting under a misapprehen
sion of the real purpose of the general
government in dealing with the. matter.
Its object .was merely to maintain the
supremacy of the law.- In due course of
time, he said,, the cattlemen would be
turned over to the state authorities and
tried. The intervention of ' the United
Stated authorities would not oppress the
people in any way. : . . :
Rep. Hermann has asked that the
steamer Gedney, belonging to "the coast
and geodetic survey, be directed to go to
Astoria to take part in the celebration
May 10th. She would be a fine flagship
for the Mosquito fleet. . .- -
V The Seattle Conspiracy. . .
Seattle, April 23. When the weep
ing widow of Wm. Radloff; who was sup
posed to have been burned when his
house was destroyed by fire recently, in
this city ; was made aware of the fact to
day that "he still lives," and that he is
a fugitive from justice; and that the
bones she has been weeping- over were
those of a corpse dug up from the ceme
tery and made to serve the purpose . by
being put into the house, dressed in the
clothes of her husband;, when she .real
ized these things, it is said, her grief
took a sudden turn. , She will perhaps
lose the $55,000 insurance on the life of
the husband. A man named Kostrouch,
who has been confined in prison charged
with the murder of Radloff, has made a
confession that Radloff is alive, and his
confession appears to be supported by
connecting circumstances. ' Kostrouch
was put to the test yesterday. He went
to the cemetery under the - eyes of the
police and picked out the grave from
which the body was taken. The police
think they will capture Radloff in a few
days. . : - - ' -
' ' The Monltary Conference.
Washington, April . - 23. Senator
Stewart is outspoken in characterizing
the alleged plan of President Harrison
for an international monetary conference,
to le held early next summer, as an
electioneering'device, absolutely devoid
of any honest purpose, to carry out the
express declaration of congress, namely,'
the full remonetization of silver.- Sena
tot Teller does not see how the confer
ence can have any practical results, in
view of the insurmountability of the
limtation to be placed upon the conference
according to reports. .. Invitations have
been issued to' foreign governments to
participate, however, and while -the
president has practically completed all
arrangements, it is quite clear that none
of the republican silver senators have
been taken into the confidence of the
administration on this latest alleged
project. - .....
."Fools not all Dead."
Chicago, April 23. Two suits are
pending, And . another, one is to be
brought, against the Swindlers Geo.. J.
Schweinfartb, the false Christ. These
cases will develop that there is a large
number of people in the world incapable
oi taking care of themselves. To illus
trate, C&pt. A. W. Wilcox, a man to
whom hundreds have trusted their lives
and properly on- the lakes, brings suit
against the pretended Christ for heavy
damages.- Several years ago he had a
loving wife and family with considerable
property. . His wife came under the in
fluence of the "church triumphant'
and the property gradually dwindled
away under the .influence of Schwein
furth. Then she left her husband and
refused to consider herself his wife, say
ing that she belonged to the church.
Tim "Hopkins" Millions.
San Francisco. April 22. A New
Tork special says . it turns out that
Tmothy'Hopkins' demands for a liberal
portion oi nia toster-motners estate was
much more liberally acceeded to than
Edward F. Searles' attorneys would at
first have bad the public believe. The
real settlement, it is now admitted, was
at about $1,000,000 more than the. $3,
500,000 which- Hopkins was said to have
received, and the. properties given to
Mr. Hopkins are so largely undeveloped
fjhat their natural expansion by a little
effort will in a few years, it is said, make
them worth at least $10,000,000.
j Anderson, Ind., April 22.. R. - G.
Gaptill, a prominent glass manufacturer,
claims to have discovered the lost art of
casting tubes which was known to have
been practiced - by the Eygptiana. He
baa interested capitalists in his inven
tion. Yesterday he made the first cast
with success. Glas tubes suitable for
sewer, gas and water mains, joined by
glass cement, are also the invention of
uuptni. - - --- - -
M. M. Estee to Succeed Noble.
: Washington, April, 22. It is an
nounced that it has been positively de
cided to make a change in the cabinet
on May 20, and it is stated that Attorr
bey-General-Miller will occupy the va
cant seat on' te Woreme" bench.' Sec
retary Noblo wpl pecomipj.he attorney-
general, and M. M. Estee, of California,
will succeed Noble as secretary of the
interior. ' "' .
. Influx of Immigrants. . -
Nkw:Yobev April 22. There are in
port today the largest number of immi
grants landed here in any one day ' this
year. Immigrant officials say the num
ber exceeds anything known at the high
est tide of foreign, immigration to this
port. ; In all, 5,435 .immigrants were
brought here on six steamers. " .
Work has begun on the democratic
wigwam, in Chicago, which is to accom
modate 20,000, to see Cleveland nomi
HE SAVED ROCKWELL.
Hill's Boastei Phrase: - "I am a Demo-
. : crat," set Fortli Amply.
COMMENTS ON THE HOUSE CONTEST,
Democrats Devide on Questions of Ex
- pediency and Policy. "
SENATOR HILL'S HKDDEBBOMKNESS
Leaders Who Will Not Recognise Him
to be the Messiah Party
Washington, April 25. All the talk
yesterday in places where ' partizans
most do congregate about the Capitol
city, was the action of the bouse, in
seating Rockwell, dem., after twelve but
of fifteen- members of a democratic com
mittee had decided that he had no right
to the seat. The interference of Senator
Hill in the matter called down upon
him many satirical reproaches. He
saved Rockwell, that is true, said a
prominent New Yorker, and a democrat,
"But," he continued, "it was done more
for the purpose of saying Hill, later on."
Then he told of Hill's experiences in
1886, in Brooklyn when he went into
the interior and boastfully' declared : "
am a Democrat 1" When the country
man dined with his city acquaintance at
the restaurant, and the latter ordered
ox-tail soup: "Wal, won," said the
countryman, "ain't that goin' a good
ways back for soup?" When yon re
member that Hill's boast of 1886. "I
am a Democrat!" was uttered for the
express purpose of arousing the hostil
ity of unscrupulous and impatient spoils
men against the' first National Demo
cratic administration in 24 years, evi
dently yon need to go "a good ways
back" for proof of Hill's genuine Dem
ocracy, unless we accept his mere asser
tion as evidence. "The Daw's not
counted a. religious bird, because he
keeps a-cawing from the steeple;" and
in view of Hill's equivocating utterances
and vicious methods, he might repeat,
"I am a Democrat!" from now till
doomsday, and get the affidavit of his
followers to confirm it, and he wouldn't
persuade any -more sensible people to
believe him than the colored crank in
Georgia last year persuaded people to
believe that she was the new Messiah,
because she put a kerosene lantern on
her head for a halo, and declared,
'Suah'syo' bobn,I'sedesecon'comin'. "
Taking; the Proper Step.
Paris, April 25. The aspect of affairs
for the anarchists on May day, is not so
promising. . The threat of the police to
strike on .Saturday, unless their wages
were increased, not only set the anarch
ists in high glee, but has aroused the au
thorities to a sense of the situation, and
there is ajBtrong feeling in favor of an in
vestigation into some certain incidents
of recent occurrence, that the responsi
bility of the police may be ascertained,
in case that troubles are permitted on
May day. Against the irresponsible an
archist there is no- insurance, unless it
be the insurance furnished by his insig
nificance and poverty. A president, or
one in authority to punish lawlessness,
is always a, target for the anarchist, and
there is no adequate deiense against him
and his organized scheme of destruction.
This being true, it has been decided in
future to adopt measures of strict urgen
cy, and to be more vigilant by locking
up any persons who may have made
A Hard Political Job.
Nxw- Yobk,- April 25. Referring to
the proposed part which Whitelaw Reid
is expected to take in the. coming presi
dential contest, to earn the position of
minister to England, the Tribune says,
It is not the national campaign, but the
State of New York, which needs his aid..
Mr. Gorman, who ran the 'democratic
presidential campaign in 1884, Mr. Brice,
who ran ii in 1888, and Mr. Quay, who
ran the Republican campaign in the lat
ter year, have all been interviewed on
the subject of assuming a like task
again, andthey all 'say, as with-one
voice, that once is enough, that no man
can in reason be asked to go through
such labor, such strain, such excitement,
such hopes and fears, a- second time.
Any man who has eve? had charge of an
important political, campaign in a single
state, or county, or even city, and who
stops to think what such a campaign for
the whole country must mean, will say
that MCssrs. Gorman, Brice, and Quay
are quite right about it. There is a
limit to human endurance) and a reason- '
able doubt may be raised as to whether
any man will be able to handle the
present sort of political organization
even through one presidential campaign
after a few years more of such growth as
the country has lately been having.
. Tamed Police Agent.
Madrid, April 24. Monez, ' anarchist,
has been liberated to 1 become police
agent and an informer.
Quite a Pedigree.
. Pabis, April 24. Inquiries regarding
Ravacohe's pedigree have revealed the .'
fact that his grandfather, great-grandfather
and great-great-grandfather were
all hanged. -
Sunday's Wind Storm.
Portland, April 25. Yesterday was
perhaps the worst April day for wind .
and rain ever known in Oregon. Belated
winds are now trying to catch up, and
they' are obliged to concentrate the
moderate action of a good many days
into unwonted energy for a great period. -Line
repairers north, south, eaat and
west, had a busy time and all night job
repairing the wires. Some damage was .
done in Oregon City.
A Noted Blackmailer.
Tacoma, April 24. Former residents
of Portland believe Mrs. "Radloff nnd her
sister, Mrs. Wright, who figure in the
Seattle insurance scandal, were former '
residents of Second street, between Col
umbia and Jefferson, streets, Portland. -Both
are adventuresses. ' The latter ex
torted $4,000 from a Portland capitalist
by blackmail four years ago. .
Stockmen. Ashamed of Them.
' Do ix las, Wyo., April 25. The gang
of . hirelings sent into the interior to
drive out settlers in the interest of cattle
kings who want the earth, and about
whom so much has been written, reached
here safely yesterday in charge of the
27th Infantry. The demonsta tion hich
they expected did not occur. They are
a hard-looking set and the stockmen
seemed ashamed of them. The party
was escorted to the fort and will be con
fined inhe guard-house.
Buffalo Is Satisfied.
Buffalo, N. Y., April 25. The Cour
ier commenting upon the course of Rep.
Holman, renominated for congress, says:
"The people have tired of the cranks
whose mania for spending the public
money gave us the infamous record of
the "TJillion Congress." "But, after
all," in another editorial, it says:
"Buffalo is well satisfied with the two ,
and a half million limit for ber,ncw fed
eral building. From our point of view
the figures have a large and satisfying
sight and sound, for a sum so moderate
congress should pass - Buffalo's modest -little
bill without delay or cavil," and
thus continue the stood work of a billion
dollar congress, adds the Exprett.
Hidden Hoards In Odd Places.
Onkonta, N. -Y., April 25. Mrs.
Esther Crasper of the hamlet of War-
nereville, died in January of the grip,
aged 101 years. She had lived on the
farm for more than 60 years, in company
with ber eon David and ber daughter
Harriet. The . three were industrious
and parsimonious, and were supposed
to have saved money. The mother kept -
the family cash. A few days ago the i
daughter died, leaving David, now an
old man, the sole survivor. He knew
nothing of the whereabouts of the fain
family treasures except that the mother
was accustomed to secrete it -in out of
the way places. Friends volunteered to
aid old David to search. The quest has
already been rewarded by finding $1,000
in greenbacks hidden away behind a
cupboard, and $400 in gold and $200 in
silver stowed away in a hole in the cel
lar wall. It is not doubted that .further
search will reveal other hoards.
Free Coinage Movement.
Washington, April 24. Senators Tel
ler, Morgan, Daniel and Sanders, are said
to have taken an active part during the
past week in the secret proceedings of
the national silver committee, which
has been in session in this city. Twenty
states were represented, and it has been
said that the meeting was of more than
ordinary importance. Friends of Sena
tor Teller maintain that he will accept
the nomination upon a strictly financial
platform, provided the great parties
nominate men unfriendly to free coin-.
age. . A gentleman familiar with the
movement, figures that Messrs. Teller
and Polk would certainly be able to
carry the states of Georgia, Alabama,'
North Carolina, South Carolina, Califor
nia, Nevada, Montana, Nebraska, Kan-'
sas, Washington and-Idaho, have an.,
equal show with the other candidates in
Illinois, Missouri, Minnesota, Arkansas .
and Texas, and, if unable to secure elec- .
tion direct, they could at least throw ,
the choice of a president into the house 1
of representatives, where it is claimed
the free-coinage candidate would be al
most certain of election.