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IV. TIIK DALLES. WASCO COUNTY, OUKGON, SATURDAY, SKI'TKMIiKli 8. 1891. NUMBER -17.
FIFRCF FOREST I IKES MXXS: DANGER NOT YET OVER S'-:!STAM1IUL0FF STONEIli iihat ic It?
rililVVli IVUliJI that within half mii hour the Humes gitn.le M lc., 40 m.n. , U U I I fl I I N I I I
Lit t If
iiasM-tiiiera. Tlio people at J'urtnlte
supposed tliey were safe, but It appears
tlmt within half mii hour tlio Humus
reached them, thus giving an idea how
fust tlio flau.es traveled. We druw a
sigh of relief when we reached the limits
of Superior ami knew our precious
freight was lain."
AT I'lU '1TV.
HEAVY KAINS ALOXK WILL SAVE
Ttirllllui "liiry of the ICun Through a
Fiery Kurui' rir Itasinc
la Now York state.
Tlim; Towns Surrounded ly
Vr. I'ai i. , Sept. 4. It seems the worm
danger now in Minnesota 1 to the south
rum of r.ruiiierd and Little Falls, and
tlmt section is heing watched onxioUNly.
The Northorn Pacllle report that along
the line frm Little Fall to Cutting
tliree iiiii'.! stations huve been burned.
Tin.lx.r tl.n.'itfli that section la on flru,
and lire in lining furiously north of
i:r..inrd and Utile Falls. As the tim
ber in that section i much heavier than
in.r the tires raited in the pine coun
try, railroad officials say nothing can
save the whole country but very neavy
Omaha has reirts from Wasliburn
that the fires havo thus far been con
lined to the outskirts' of the city, an '
nnlw a few lumber mills and yards ....
the edge of the town have been de
stroyed. A heavy wind would quickly
fun the flames and carry them through
the country and posaibly into the town.
Train service on all the lines between
St. l'aul and Duluth has been restored,
except in Eastern Minnesota. The lirst
truin to arrive here from Duluth left the
head of the lake Sunday evening. The
passengers rPHirtu4 the towns of Bar
ronette, llashaw and Comstock com
pletely destroyed. At Shell Luke aliout
lifty-eight houses have been burned.
Duluth is taking care of about 1000
refugees and sending supplies to the
front as fast as the citizens can collect
A KM With Death.
Wkst Kt'i-KKtoR, Wis., Kept. 4. Engi
neer William .Best, of the original res
' cuing passenger train on the Eastorn
Minnesota, tells the following of the
remie at IlinckloV :
"Soon after leaving Superior, at 1 :1"
p. m., I had to light the headlight owing
to the dense smoke winch turneti uuy
into night. The heat, as we we ap-
iirouched Hinckley, Increased. I ex
nwied when we reached that point we
would get in an oeiiiiie and e a the
smoke. Mv urpriso was great, there
fore, w hen we found the fire right upon
the town. It took but a glance to see
the town wan doomed. The wind blew
with great velocity, and the (lames
fairly leaped through the air. The pe-
t.l taken bv surprise, were Helpless
The coming of the tire seemed like a
stroke of iih'ninit. Almost in un in
stunt the town was swept by billows of
tluiue. We could not pass Hinckley
and there was no use to look for orders,
fur rcimiiiniiication was cut off. To stay
and rescue as many as we could was our
duty, of course, but the great question,
and unon it hung the lives of many nun
how lonif dare we wait? Ed
llirrv. who was thore with engine No
23. and A. I. Campbell, the conductor,
were as plucky and brave fullows as ever
t.and a mi e-nole. We hastily coupieu
a lu.rtioii of Campbell's freight train
with the engine ahead onto the rear of
our trainr The people rushed toward
our train and piled into the cars. Some
wer Hued and helpless women ana
children, and had to be helped aboard.
We hud to shift the position of the train
several times to prevent it catching lire
We wore all breathing fire as it was
We saw many sights that would have
filled us with horror if seen under other
circumstances, but there was horror
everywhere. We euw people full down
overcome by heat and smoke. I saw
mothers with their bates make a last
despairing effort to shelter thoir helpless
charges. We saw people surronndod by
fire; but thore is no use trying to do
scribe It to you. A few of our passen
gers became panic tricken, and wanted
me to pull out regardless of the others
at Hinckley, bnt of course none of us
thought of doing such a cowardly and
oltish act. VVe got about 400 people
from Hinckley aboard, may be more,
and slipped away to take the others who
had run up the track. We could not
rescue any more of the people, for they
could not get to the train. A very large
percentage of those that remained per
ished. Away we went through the bla.
hilt woods. It was race with death.
"The telegraph posts and ties were on
fire and a stream of flame pressed upon
tlmtrAin. The beonla weie packed SO
closely It was impossible to move. We
... i .,...nnl Kl, l(,.a tl, nt nrtrf. nil fire-
(.nniru cn,c.... ' 1 ' IS ' ' "'" ' " - I
At Partridge we procured water for the I
Supplies I'Murlnc la Krum All I'arts of
Pink City, Minn., Sept. 4. So thor
oughly liuve all the arrangements been
made for the relief of the sullerers
around Hinckley that everything moves
along without a hitch. The people ol ,
this little village have responded nobly
to the crv for help that came from their
suffering neighbors. Provisions, cloth
ing, liedding and other supplies were
noured In from all parts of the state, and
sent from here to places where they
were most needed. The regulars from
Fort Sneiliug have been of great help.
Crowds of curious people are going over
the grounds, looking for relics of the
horrible disaster, and systematic search
parties are looking for more bodies in
the woods. General Hunker is repre
senting the governor in relief measures.
All the injured have been brought to
the hospital, and the supplies were
turned over to the medical men In
charge, so there was no delay in caring
for the injured. Every hall and public
building of any sort was used as a hos
pital, and the people seemed to know no
weariness in their eager desire to reliev
ing the suffering and survivors. The
heat was intense, the eyeballs nearly
shriveled and nearly every person who
passed through fire wore smokeo glasses,
or else is unable to see at all. A relief
train came up on the road from St. l'aul
at frequent intervals, and at every station
the jieople were ready with supplies,
which were brought to this city lor at
tribution. The appointment of a state
commission by the governor for looking
after general relief measures has met
with general commendation. Word
from White Hear that limited train en
gineer James Koot will recover has
caused rejoicing. Thomas Dunn ana
family of three were buried today, Dunn
was the heroic telegraph operator who
loHt bis life liecause he remained at his
post until the station was on fire. He
sent the order for the train to return ana
tukn those who wanted to escape. The
train carried away over 300 people from
the fire. Dunn then jumied from tr.e
window and started for the gruvel pit,
where so many saved their livus. He
was within five rods of the pit when he
fell and was unable to get further.
Twenty bodies were picked up be
tween Hincklev and Skunk Lake. Israel
SchrimpHkl, a young Chicago lawyer,
who was reported lost, is sale.
WOMEN AD CHILDREN SENT AWAY
Itefugeas Prom Hinckley and Sandstone
at Iuluth--Meinnrlnl Meeting; to Be
Held at flue City.
St. Pau.. Minn., Sept. 5. Reports
from the north are to the effect that
Carlton. Kerrick and Barn urn are in
danger. Fierce fires now surround these
places, and so dense is the smoke it is
Impossible to see across the street. De
tails are hard to get, as wires are down.
A report was current in this city today
that Barnum had been destroyed, but it
has been impossible to confirm the re
Krt. The men of Kerrick sent the
women aud children to West Superior
and Duluth for safety, and remained to
fight the tire.
Subscriptions for the fire sufferers
jumped np rapidly today. The first one
come from President James J. Hill, of
the Great Northern railway, and was for
$5000. Accompanying this was another
for $5000 from President Hill's associates
in the Great Northern. Altogether the
money contributions will aggregate
aliout 25,000. Minneapolis has already
raised $12,000, and is rapidly increasing
the amount, and Duluth has a fund of
Mir 111 iaii Klren Htnpimd by llaln.
Dkthoit. Sent. 4. A dispatch from
il, nnner neiiinsula of Michigan shows
the rainfall of last night effectually
stopped the forest fires and will save
millions of foet of Pine, hesulos crops anu
houses. The damage already done, how
ever, is immense, and in ninny localities
a total loss can only tie avoided by an
immediate cutting of the timber. There
is considerable evidence that many nres
, net l.v men who knew the scorched
pine would have to be cut at once, thus
giving them work. The nres wm aiso
force into the market inucn pine uiai
was held by the Noon Logging capitalists
for the purpose of swculation. n is
thought nearly every foot of standing
pine in Ontonagon county Is burned,
fully 500,000,000 feet.
Can Take the leonltlon.
Washington, Sept. 4. Hereafter the
fourth-cluss postmasters will have
another source of revenue to add to tlio
many Unit now hold in the smaller set
tlements. He now can act as a notary
public for pensioners and witnesses in
pension cases only and can charge the
pensioner not exceeding 25 cents to each
voucher for which he affixes the seal of
hi. ntJw. The new authority and emol
uments of the village postmaster sprang
from an act approved Aug. a, wunii
rnnirn. empowers, and authorises"
them to "administer any and all. oaths
required to be made by pensioners anu
ikol- linftiiiia In the execution of their
vouchers, with like effect and force as
ndu ers bavins a seal, and sucti post
masters shall affix the staiupol uisomce
to his signature to such vouchers."
The law includes all manner of pen
ion cases In which an oath is required,
Including vouchers for the regular quar
terly payments. This authority to the
fourth-class postmasters does not mean
that a notary, who has heretofore taken
pensioners' depositions, can do so no
longer; on the contrary, it is stipulated
expressly that they limy do so. The
law was passed at the instance of con
gressmen representing country districts
-i.iMi re but sparsely settled and is to
save travel on the part of pensioners.
Cholera ta This Country.
Ci mbekland, Md.. Sept. 5. John P.
Walther was taken from an emigrant
train today, suffering with what ap
peared to be a well developed case ol
cholera. He was isolated in a house
outside the city limits and the other
occupants of the car were locked in the
coach and forwarded to Pittsburg. The
unfortunate man died in great agony
thiseveuing. Walther and his fellow
passengers arrived at New York yester
day, in the North German Lloyd steam
ship Elbe, from Bremen. One of the
passengers says that Walther was at
tacked with severe pains and vomiting
two davs before the vessel arrived, hut
that the ship's surgeon gave him medi
cine which braced him up sufficiently to
pass inspection at New lork. The au
thorities telegraphed the Pittsburg offi
cials to Intercept and quarantine the car.
City Health Officer Duke and Dr. Ohr,
who has been through an epidemic of
cholera, are ositive that Walther's was
a bone fide case of cholera, but are un
decided as to wheteher it was a sporadic
case or of Asiatic nature. There is great
excitement iu Cumberland tonight over
Nevada ailer 1'arty'a Tlrket.
Carson, Nev., Sept. 5. At the open-
inir of the silver party's state conven
tion today, the announcement that Sen
ator Jones had withdrawn from the
republican party was greeted with ap
plause. The convention unanimously
nominated F. G. Newlands for congress.
The platform adopted denies the right
of the eoverniiieiit to restrict the coin
age of gold and silver at a ratio of 16 to
1 ; demands the abolition ol national
banks, the collection of the Pacific rail
road debt, and the government owner
ship of telegraph and railroads.
Destitute 1'eople of Hinckley.
. Di'i.cth, Sept. 6. There are over 1000
destitute refugees from Hinckley and
Sundstone fires now in Duluth. Over
$8000 has been raised for relief and food.
Clothing aud lumber are being donated
liberally. TheTeuef society yesterday
sent 100 unfortunates to friends and rela
tives in other cities. One sad feature of
the catastrophe is the large number of
cattle, horses, sheep and hogs, as well as
fowls, that miraculously escaped the
flames, and are now slowly dying trom
la New York Mate.
Bi'Fr Ai.o, X. V., Sept, 4. -Fires in
Chautauqua county are sweepingthrough
the meadows, woods and farms. Num
bers of families barely escaped with
their lives. They have organized a
bucket bricade to keep the flames from
burning houses. Iu the vicinity of Win
doni, forest fires are raging. The farm
ers are plowing to check the flames.
Dl-NKiiik, N. Y., Sept. 4. Foreet, fires
are raging In this vicinity. Men, women
and children are fighting the flames day
and nizht. Thoueands of dollars' worth
of property is burned. The village of
Fredona was threatened.
A Big Republican Majority.
Buki.inoton, Yt., Sept. 5. Returns
from the election thus far received show
a probable majority for the state ticket
Wiiitk Riveb, Yt., Sept. 5. The gu
bernatorial vote is being reported slowly.
Returns from 185 towns and cities gis-e
Woodbury, frcpublicaa) 35,289; Smith,
(dem.) 11,810; McGinnis (pop.) 549;
scattering, 303. Woodbury's plurality
in these town. Iz 23,479; majority over
Ho Fear For DnboU.
Wahaington, Sept. 5. Senator Du
bois, of Idaho, wenld not be questioned
today coticcrning the action of Senator
Jones of Nevada, in leaving the repub
lican party, except fo say that any re
ports concerning a similar move on his
part had no foundation. Ho leaves for
tho West tonight. He regretted the
action of Senator Jones and expressed
the belief that silver intereets would be
best subserved by remaining in the re
Arkanaai' Keturua Still Incomplete.
Little Rock, Ark., Sept. 5. Incom
plete returns from the state elections in
dicate that Clarke's majority will reach
30,000. The democrats elected state ana
county tickets iu all except Nevada,
Pike, Green, Osborne and Stono -ties,
in which the populists have major
ities. Still Haglng Kear Krainerd.
Bhainlei), Minn., Sept. 4. The coun
try to the north and northeast of this
city is still burning furiously. The tires
hive emended their fnrv m the imme
diate vicinity of Brainerd. Thousands
of tons of hay have been consumed in
Crow Wing county and many farmhouses
At l'ln City.
Pink Citz, Minn., Sept. 4. Every
other person one meets in Pine City to
day irives visible evidence in bloodshot
eyes, burned noses and cheeks, of the
conflict with fire. Some a.e thinly clad.
There are 50 tents and each housed four
to five people last night.
vuolera in oroe.
Vienna, Sept. 5. From August 27 to
September 3, there were 801 deaths from
cholera iu Galicia aud Bukowina. Since
the disease became epidemic there have
been W'58 cases of cholera, and 3,000
deaths in these provinces.
The Russian Ex-l'remier At-!
tacked bv a Mob.
WAS RESCUED BY THE SOLDIERS;
Dutch Warohip lloinhard In Matarak
Kng-llitli Government I'arty Ar
raigned by Chamlerlaln--The
StainbulofT Stoned by a .Mob.
Sofia, Sept. 6. Ex-Premier Stambu
loff on leaving court yesterday after
being released on bail on the charge of
libeling Prince Ferdinand, was stoned
by an angry mob. One man struck
Stambuloff with a etone, causing a
slight injury. The soldiers finally dis
persed the mob and rescued him.
A Freight Train Burned.
Akcaoia, Wis., Sept. 6. A west
bound freight on the Green Bay road,
running twenty-five miles an hour, ran
into a burning bridge near here, which
gave way. The engine and seventeen
cars were wrecked. Fire communicated
to the cars immediately and soon the
l,nlH was a heap of ashes. A large
number of sheep, hogs aud cattle wr
burned to a crispj
North Sydniy. B, C, Sept. 5.-The
schooner Rigel, of Gloucester, Mass.,
Captain G. W. Dixon, arrived here to
,u bavins on board the crew and pas
.oncers of the steamer Miranda, which
loft. Nm York July 7th, with Dr. Cook's
Arctic excursion. All the parties are
well. August Oth the Miranda struck a
rock near Sukkertoppen, West Green
land, and was abandoned In a sinking
Two 8allora Flcked I" p.
(Jieenbtown, Sept. 5. The steamer
Ohio, from Philadelphia for Liverpool,
arrived here with two sailors picked up
from a lifeboat belonging to a French
ship supposed to be lost.
Four Men Hhot.
Baltimore, Sept. 5. At a political
meeting at Wayne. W. Va., last night, a
fight occurred between Camden andanti
Camden adherents, in which four men
were shot, one fatally.
Cholera In Germany.
Berlin, Sept. 5. The Imperial board
reports that throughout Gt-rmany from
August 27 to Sept. 3, inclusive, there
were 53 cases, and 21, deaths from
Viking Sunk In a Storm.
Chi. aoo. Sept. 5. The celebrated
Viking ship, which crossed the Atlantic
and was exhibited at the world's fair,
sunk in the river during a storm Mon
Teacher Harry, if a besketof peaches
coet $1 and there are 50 peacher in the
basket, how much does one peach cost:
Juvenile pupil I don't know, ma'am.
We don't never have to buy peaches at
our house. My papa's abagtageman on
a 'spress train. Chicago Tribune.
The Ileb Trial.
Chicago, Sept. 6. The trial of Presi
dent Debs and other American Railway
Union officials were resumed today, with
E. M. Mulford, of the Western Union
telegraph, on the stand. Mulford read
a large number of messages sent and
received by the American Railway
Union people. They were principally
of a routine nature, urging the men to
"stand pat," and asserting the general
managers were beaten. One telegram
received especial attention from the
government attorneys. It was addressed
to C. B. Harmon, of Denver, instructing
him to "pay no attention to court in
junctions." Mulford attempted to iden
tify Debs' signature, but the effort was
Government Party Arraigned.
London. Sept. 6. In a speech in
Liverpool laet evening Joseph Chamber
lain reviewed the recent record of the
eovernment. The ministers have been
compelled by the Irish taskmasters, he
said, to devote the whole time of the
commons to Irish affairs. Foreign af
fairs had been crowded out, and the
grayest interests of the empire had been
overlooked. British diplomacy had been
independent in Siam and had been
shamed and humiliated in the Congo
r eir ion. The politics of the country
would be confused and unsettled until
the eovernment would accept the chal
lenire of the lords to appeal to the conn-!
try for its verdict on the rejections of
the home-rule and evicted-tenant bills.
A Supposed Case of Cholera.
Washinoton, Sept. 6. A telegram
was received today by Surgeon-General
Wyuian, of the marine hospital service,
from Health officer Duke, at Cumber
land, Md., announcing the death there
laet night of John P. Walther, a German
immigrant, with symptoms of Asiatic
cholera. Dr. Wynian wired the officer
to hold a post-mortem examination and
report the results. Dr. Wymau said :
"I do not believe this man died of
Asiatic cholera. There is no cholera in
Bremen, the port from which he is said
to have come. There has been no dis
ease among the other immigrants on the
car detained at Pittsburg.
A substitute for lard?
Upsetting the customs, hab
its, and prejudices of cen
turies? Yes, all this and
more. Cottolene is a new
cooking product it is 6et
iVrthan lard or butter for
cooking, so say such noted
Christina Torhune Herriek,
Emma P. Ewing,
Mrs. S. T. Rorer,
Mrs. F. A. Benson,
and many others; it is
healthier so says every
thoughtful physician; and it
is cheaper as every house
keeper knows when she
finds that oie-Jiaf ihe quan
tity answers every purpose.
is the purest clarified cot
tonseed oil mixed with pure
beef fat. It is the best cook
ing material ever devised
for frying anything and
everything easily digested
and highly nutritious.
Beware of imitations. Ask your
grocer for the genuine Cottoleue.
N. K. FAIRBANKS. CO..
ST. LOUIS and
CHICAGO. NCW YORK. BOSTON
That the news of the mishap to the Vigi
lant was received with derision in many
quarters, the papers say, is not sur-
Drisinz. and adds there is a suggestion
of ranky-panky about the incident that
does not commend itself to British
Venexnela Very Unsettled.
Xivr York, Sept. 6. The Red line
steamer Venezuela arrived today from
Venezuelan ports, having left Laguayard
August 31. A very unsettled state ox
affairs apparently exists in the principal
cities of Venezuela. An encounter be
tween 300 revolutionists and 900 govern
ment troops is said to have taken place
near Ciudad Bolivar in August, in which
the rebels were defeated.
' Count of Paris' Successor.
Paris. Sept. 6. The Temps says' that
Prince Francoise Mario of Bourbon has
prepared a maniiesto to be issued after
the Count of Paris death, claiming tor
himself the heritage of the crown ot
France. This manifesto is now in the
hands of Prince Valon, the prince's re-
oresentative in France. The prince will
take the title of the duke of Anjou.
Tribesmen to lie t'unlshed.
London, Sept. 6. The recent collis
ions with Chief Nhiiu's tribesmen at the
mouth of Benis river, West Africa, in
which seveial Knglish subjects were
killed or wounded, has decided the gov
ernment to send gunboats to punish
Chief Nana. The trouble arises from
the opposition of the natives to British
"Tea will be dearer now on account of
the China-Japan trouble," said the first
speaker. "Well, it won't make any dif
ference to us. ' said the second one
soothingly, "because we use Knglish
breakfast tea." Boston Transcript.
Ragson Tatters Wat's de matter,
Rnllv? Wat yer shiverin' fer? Rul-
lingstone Xomoss (reading paper) Here
is a piece 'bout a man w'at died from
drinkin' ice water. Wat a horrible
death. Philadelphia Record.
The Case of the Wanderer.
Ottawa, Ontario, Sept. 6. In the case
of the British Columbia sealing schooner
Wanderer, which was brought to Vic
toria by a United States cruiser under
arrest, and handed over to the British
gunboat on a charge of having guns and
powder on board unsealed after she had
been officially inspected, the minister of
marine has ordered Collector Milne to
have nothina to do with the case. He
decided no offense had been shown and
the Wanderer had complied with all the
Cook Arctic Excursion.
Sidney. S. S., Sept. 6. The Cook
Arctic excursion was happily concluded
by n banquet last night at the (Sidney
hotel, sriven in honor of Captain William
T. Farrell, cf the steamship Mirianda,
and Captain George W . Dixon, of the
American schooner Rigel, for their gal
lant conduct in saving the passengers of
the Miranda and bringing them sately
t nfavorable Opinion of Gould.
London. Sent. 6. The Westminister
Gazette says: Gould U anything but
happy out of the Cape May cup business.
1'ope's Kncjrcllcal Letter.
Rome, Sept. 6. The pope will shortly
issue an encyclical letter to the people of
the United States announcing the abso
lute supremacy of the apoMolic delegate
in church matters in the United s'tates,
with the simple riizlit to appeal to the
pope. The scholastic question will not
be touched on.
N'o Agreement Kearhed.
Pmsiii-RO, Sept. 6. The conferences
between committees representing the
American Flint Olasswoikera Union
and the Western Flint Bottle Manufact
urers Association enuea wunout au
agreement on the wage scale.
Wouldn't Work Labor Day.
Hoiohton. Mich., Sept. 6. Professor
Bidwell. in charge of the repair work at
the state mining school in the absence
of Director Wadsworth, discharged seven
workmen Tuesday because they failed to
work Labor day.
Dutch Warships Bombarding-.
Amsterdam, Sept. . The Dutch war
ships are bombarding Mataram, capital
of the island of Lombok. They have
destroyed the rajh's palace and have
expelled the Balinese.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U.S. Gov't Report