The Dalles weekly chronicle. (The Dalles, Or.) 1890-1947, November 05, 1898, PART 2, Image 1

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Preparations for the Evac
uation of Cuba.
No New Business- to Be Inaugurated
After that Time Admiral Samp
son Will Not Leave Havana Until
the Work of the Commission Has
Been Completed.
Netv Yokk, Nov. 2. A dispatch to
the Herald from Havana eaye :
The Spanish authorities are prepared
to close al! matters of the administration
- iseue. A decree has been issued by the
minister of finance stating that October
31st was the last day for the inaugura
tion of new business, and that all cur
rent affairs would be - ended during, the
month of November, when inventories
of the different departments would be
completed, filed and packed to' be sent
to Spain.
At the request of the Spaniards, a let
ter has been addressed to General Wood
at Santiago by the Americans, asking
that he afford overy facility for the re
moval of the bodies of Generals Para
del Bey and Santoecilldes, the commit
tee to remove which will leave Havana
shortly. -
A formal sote has passed giving Dr.
Lane permission to visit the military
Admiral Sampson has decided not to
leave Havana daring the work of the
- The work of cataloguing military
property is progressing rapidly. It is
expected that the work will be complet
ed Friday,
The construction of. the pier at Maria-
-naohas been temporarily suspended,
owing to rough weather.
Party Wandered From the Trail While
On Their Way to the Atlin Gold
Feld, in Alaska, j
Victobia, E. C, Nov. 2. Frank J.
Walker, of Atlin City, who came down
by the Farailon, en route to Chicago,
brings meagre, news of a etory current
when be left the north of the loss of a
party of seven Californians, headed by
A. F. Englehardt, of Pasadena, from
which locality all seven hailed originally
The casualty occured in a swamp lying
. between the new gold fields and the ter
minus of steam navigation from Bennett
As nearly as could be ascertained, the
party loet the trail, and waudering into
the qaickeand forming the bed of a dry
creek were engulfed. -
A searching party was eent from Atlin
City to investigate, but nothing bad
been heard from them when Walker left.
The-names are not obtainable.
Sensational Denouement to the Lion
. Murder Case at Eugene Green
to Testify Against Branton To
morrow. . . "
Eugene, Or., Nov. 1. A highly . sen
sational denouement to the John Linn
murder case occurred today, when
Courtland Green, jointly indicted with
Claude Branton for the crime, plead
guilty to .murder, in . the -first degree.
Green has agreed to testify against Bran
ton at 11 o'clock tomorrow forenoon, at
the latter'8 trial, which began yester
Green will receive his sentence next
Monday. " -
The first intimation that Linn had
been murdered, came, it i9 remembered
in a story told by Green to the authori
ties of Lane county, to the effect that
Brauton and Green were coming across
the Cascade mountains with Linn, with
a hand of horses last June. Linn and
Branton had trouble over a settlemen
while camping at Squaw creek, Crook
county. . .- - .
They arrived at Alder springs June
loth, and corraled their horses. Linn
lay down near the fire. Green said that
soon after, while he was getting wood
he heard the report of a pistol. He
looked around and saw Branton stand
ing over Linn with a smoking revolver
in his hand. Linn had been shot through
the head.
An examination of the scene of the
killing showed that Lint!' 8 body bad
been chopped to pieces and carefully
cremated. A oroner's jury accused
Branton of the murder. Branton disap
peared and no clue to his whereabonts
could be obtained, although a reward of
$250 was offered for his capture, until he
was arrested on the streets of Eugene
July 20th.
. Branton disclaims any knowledge of
the crime, declaring that he did not
know that be was wanted - nntil a few
minutes before his arrest. lie said that
after be left the scene of the crime he
went as far east as Topeka, Kas., in
search of work, but finding none, re
turned home. He was indicted by the
Lane conntv grand jury for murder in
toe first degree.
At the preliminary examination Green
was bound over to the grand jurv on a
charge of being an accessory to a felony,
bat later evidence was secured implicat
ing him in the murder, and he was in
dieted on the same charge as Branton. .
. Later The . court decided to have
Green come on the stand at 11 o'clock
this morning. - and shortly afterward
Branton broke down and cried like a
baby. . - -
Transport Peru Arrives With Fifteen of
Them on Board Colonel Bratt
Sax Fbancisco, Nov. 2. The trans
port Pern, which arrived from Manila,
brought fifteen soldiers and sailors, in
eluding a number of officers t The few
who were sick on the departure of the
veseel are now nearly recovered. Colo
nel John K. Bratt, of the First Nebraska
regiment, is an exception. He i9 seri
ously ill with gastritip, and was confined
to his bed during the voyage.
The trip was uneventful. The color
seargeant. Palmer, says that many of
the volunteer officers say that as soon
as it becomes evident that this country
will hold the Philippines they will eend
in their resignations immediately.
When the Peru left Manila there were
1300 sick among the men, and the
physicians were terribly dismayed at
the progress that smallpox was making.
According to Palmer, in one day there
were ten deaths from smallpox.
Captain Linn said that be knew of but
five deaths from that disease in a single
day. The filth poured into the canals
by the Chinese was said to be a probable
source of disease.
Negroes Who Compose It Refuse to Be
Commanded By White Officers Un
jler Any Consideration.
Camp Poland, Tenn., Nov. 2. The
Sixth Virginia, a negro regiment camped
within a quarter of a mile of the Thirty
first Michigan, mutinied today because
white officers superceded the negro offi
cers, who bad resigned nnder pressure.
The Thirty-first was ordered to quell the
disturbance. The regiment started on
double-quick time for the negro camp,
bot were stopped by orders from head
quarters and sent back. The negroes are
parleying with the white officers.
Six Cases; Three Deaths.
Washington, Nov. 2. The marine
hospital service received a dispatch from
United States Consul Hurst, In Vienna,
stating that three deaths have occurred
there from bubonic plague, and there
are now only six cases in the entire city.
Medical Supplies Vere Woe
fully Short in Cnba.
The Transportation Facilities Were Also
Decidedly Inadequate Will Visit
Camp Meade and Take Evidence
Lexington, Nov. 1. Before the in
vestigating committee today chief com
missary officer, Marshal, of Camp Ham
ilton, denied the statement of Lieuten
ant-Colonel Mitchell, of the First terri
torials last night. He said every requi
sition bad been honored from the terri
torials. : -The
second witness was General J. C
Bates, who testified as to the ' Santiago
campaign, the camp at Mobile and at
Chickainauga. He said :
"The day beiore we left Mobile we
were pretty well supplied with necessi
ties. At Santiago we had bread and
meat always. Montaok Point was not
a proper place for sick soldiers at this
time of the year. At Montauk Point I
learned that the Long Island Railway
Company had an exclusive contract' to
haul soldiers to the city. I issued or
ders to all the railroads to comd in and
help take off the sick. In Cuba ' medi
cal supplies wery woefully - short.
think the ambulances we- took were the
only ones ashore when the rough riders'
fight occurred, on June 24th." . "
When asked what, in his opinion, was
the weakness of the medical department
he said he thought a great mistake was
made in not sending medical officers in
sufficient number with regiments or
dered to the field. - Bates conclued by
saying : -
"1 think there is not Bumcient excuse
for medical supplies being short in Cuba.
Better preparations could have been
made for transportation.".
Washington, Nov. 1. Members of the
war investigation committee who did
not go to Lexington, Cincinnati and
other western cities, have reached Wash
ington and will call a meeting tomorrow
to arrange for a trip to Camp Meade,
Pa,, where they will' take testimony
bearing upon the conduct of affairs at
camps Alger and Wikoff.
No Bonds Other Than Local and Mu
nicipal Will be Assumed by the
United States Balance of Twenty-five
or Thirty Millions Likely
to Be Due Spain on Final Account
Washington, Nov. 1. The cabinet to
day devoted most of its attention to con
sideration of questions connected with
the administration of affairs in Cuba
and Porto Rico. The administrative
feature of the Philippine question also
received some attention. : Nothing- has
been heard from the commission at Paris
as to yesterday's proceedings, and it is
realized that nothing is to be expected
in the way of developments until Fri
day's session. " -
While the tabinet gave little attention
today to the peace negotiations at Paris,
there is no longer any donbt as to the
general purpose of . the government to
retain the entire Philippine archipelago.
If after final balancing of account, viz.',
the cost of war to the United States on
one side and our acquisitions i on the
other, it is fonnd any compensation is
due the Spaniards, it will be made in a
lumpsum. y'f- -
What the United States will insist:
upon is that it must be fully reimbursed
for every dollar expended on account of
the' war, -and -in the statement will be
included an amount', sufficient to cover
all payments, present and prospective,
on account of pensions incidental to the J
war. No Spanish bonds other than local
or municipal will be paid or assumed by
this government.
What sum this government would
consent to pay . Spain cannot be even
estimated, but when a final account is
rendereJ it is believed the balance due
Spain will be small, probably . not ex
ceeding 125,000,000 or $30,000,000.
The belief still prevails among a ma
jority of the members of the cabinet that
the Spaniards will accept the termB laid
down by the United States, and what
ever delay occurs before the result is
reached will be chargeable only to the
purpose of the Spaniards to secure the
best possible terms. - .
So far as the cabinet discussion dealt
with Porto Rico and Cuba, it was the
purpose to form measures for the best
means of collecting revenues and dae
toms and for a satisfactory government
of the cities and towns nntil congress
shall have ordered otherwise. ." It is the
intention of the president to maintain a
military government in both Cuba and
Porto Rico for the time being.
Consul Donaldson Instructed to Bring
Nicaragua's President to Time
Objection to Granting Franchise to
any Private Corporation.
New York, Nov. 3. A dispatch to the
Herald from Washington says: Action
has been taken by the' administration
looking to the maintenance of the statue
quo with respect to the concession ot the
Maritime Canal Company for the con
struction of the Nicaraguan canal. -
Secretary Hay has cabled instructions
to Minister Merry, nnder which, through
Consul Donaldson, at Managua, reinon
etrances will be lodged with President
Zelaya againstthe concession his govern
ment has awarded to Messrs Eyre &
Cragin, representing an American syndi
cate, for the construction of the canal
npon the expiration of-the contract held
by the Maritime Company. The presi
dent and members of -Lis cabinet are of
the opinion that the new syndicate has
not entered into the agreement with
the Nicaraguan government to build the
canal, but to make a deal with the
Maritime Canal Company, under which
the sycd:cate will receive a certain sum
for its rights.
So far as the administration is con
cerned, its objection to a transfer of the
concession lies in the bad effect it will
have upon congress, which would hesi
tate to vote the government aid so neces
sary to the construction of the canal.
"Private enterprise will never build
that great waterway," said an official
last night. "A government will have to
build it, and that government will be
the United States.. So far as the ad
ministration ia concerned, it' is not a
question of what company has a con
tract, but the president is pledged to the
construction of the canal. He believes
it to be a necessity, and he therefore de
tires that the status quo be maintained,
in order that when the subject is dis
cussed by congress no nnneceseary com
plications may exist which could be need
to the disadvantage of the proposition
for the government to build the canal."
The authorities are satisfied at Presi
dent Zelay's announcement that the
concession of the Maritime Canal Com
pany will not -expire until October 19,
1899, and it is intended that every effort
shall be directed to secure the passage
by congress of one of the measures pro
viding for government; aid in the con
struction of the waterway.
Work to Be Pushed.
Union, Or., Oct. 31. Joseph Johnston,
railroad builder, returned from Portland
this morning where he has been for a
few days perfecting arrangements for the
construction of the Union, Cornucopia
& Eastern railway, which is to connect
this city with the Seven Devils country,
in Idaho. A Chinese company of Port
land secured the contract for doing the
grading work, and today twenty Chinese
arrived here, and are making camp ready
for the work. Forty more Chinese will
arrive tonight from the East, and a
large number will be here in a few days.
Mr. Johnston says he has interested a
number of practical railway men in the
enterprise, and the work of building the
road will be pushed as rapidly as pos
sible. . " - . " "' -.-
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Camera... For sale by the
the Vive
British Warships are Cleared
for Action.
British Government Officials Claim that
Russia Has Taken Advantage
the Fashoda Crisis to Forward Her
Aims in the Far East Xon-Re-sistance
Means Loss to Great
Britain of the Strategic Point of
Wei-Mai-Wei. Nov.2-A11 the British
warBhipe here have cleared for action
and are ready for sea at an hour's notice.
The first-class battle-ship Victorious
and the first-c'aes cruiser Undaunted, at
Cbe-Foo, are calling to their full ca
The greatest secrecy is maintained as
to the meeting of theee warlike prepara
tione, but there is no donbt important
instructions are expected at any mo
A strong Russian fleet is assembled at
Port Arthur.
London, Nov. 2. The .dispatch from
Wei-Hai-Wei, announcing war prepara
tions, officials here announce as grave,
coupjea witn - tne Anglo-trance war
preparations. It is surmised that Rus-
sia, - profiting by the present strained
relations between - Great Britain and
France, has decided to forward her aims
in the Far East by seizing the valuable
treaty port o'Niu Cbanng, which Great
Britain cannot permit, it is said -
A disratch from London to the Asso
ciated Press October 20, eaid a cable
message bad been received there from
Shanghai as follows:
"A Russian regiment occupied the
town of Niu Chaung (prvoince of Leo
Tjng), and the forte at the mouth
of the River Liaou, October lo, thus
securing complete possession of Niu
Cbanng. - The native troops fled without
making any opposition, nnder orders
from the empress dowager and Li Husg
Chang. A British gunboat was in the
river at the time, ibis nonresistance
is regarded as virtual abandonment of
Manchuria to Russia, and gives Russia
an invaluable strategic point, (jreat
Britain is certain to loose the Niu
Chaung trade, of which it has about 80
per cent. -
Implication that the Withdrawal of the
. Fashoda Expedition Has Been
. Agreed toby France, After Which
More Negotiations Will Be Entered
Upon for Final Adjustment of All
the Points at Issue. " . .
New Yoek, Nov. 3. The London cor
respondent of the Evening Poet cables
that a general and satisfactory agree
ment has been effected between Great
Britain and France on the Fashoda
London, Nov. 3. An official note is
sued this evening says : "
- "There is good reason to hope that
the political situation', is ameliorating.
It can be confidentially etated that when
the cause of irritation which unfortu
nately recently exietcd between France
and Great Britain on the Upper Nile ie
removed, which is expected soon to-be
the case, the door will be again open for
the resumption of thoso friendly nego
tiation which have characterized the
normal state of the. relations between
the two countries.". ,1 .'
' Coal For British Warships." -
Philadelphia,-Nov. '3. A morning
paper publishes the following : The prob
bability of w8r'Tetee'n-EngTan4 and
France received a fresh irjpetus here
Royal makes the food pare,
wholesome sad delicious.
Absolutely Pure
yesterday by the action of England,
which purchased a ljrge amount of
American coal for immediate delivery
at her West Indian naval station. Ia
response to hurried cablegrams from :
London, ship brokers engaged in the
West Indian trade spent the greater part
of yesterday in searching for tonnage,
suitable to transport the coal from Phila
delphia and Newport News to points.
where it will be more convenient for the
English war craft to fill the bunkers-
The first shipments are to be sent to
Kingston, to be followed by vessels for
Bermuda, St. Lucia and Deinerara
which are the principal ports in the
West Indies euhject to Great Britain.
It was reported yesterday that two Brit
ish warships bad been ordered here to
undergo slight repairs, which, under or
dinary circumstances, would have been
made either at Halifax or the Bermuda
islands. . .
Peace at Any Price.
New Yoek, Nov. 3. A dispatch to the-
Herald from Paris save :
France is regarding England with anx
ious eyed, .bverytbmg indicates the
warlike spirit prevailing across the
channel. All the journals record the
British naval preparations with pessi
mistic comments. Nobody here desires
war. In the first place, Fashoda is not
worth it. In the sect nd, France is not
ready. If force is resorted to it will be
England that insists upon it.
Negotiations for Sale of Uwaco Road1
in Progress.
Astoria, Nov. 2. It was reported here
this afternoon that negotiations are in
progress between the Astoria & Colum
bia River railroad company and the
Iiwaco Riilroad & Navigation com
pany. It is said the Astoria compary
will absorb the Ilwace company, and
that boats to Iiwaco and North beach
will run from Fiavel, making close coa-
n actions with the traius to and from
Portland. This will permit summer
visitors to reach North beach in six:
hours, without experiencing the delay
that has been the rule In the past. The
scheme includes the improvement of the
terminal facilities at Iiwaco, and the-
road from there to Sealand. This will .
give the Astoria & Columbia River road
a practical monopoly of all tbe summer
travel to the beaches on both sides of
the Colombia.
Whitman County Farmer Was Acci
- dentally Killed.
Colfax, Nov. 3. Willis EUs", a farmer
iving near Colfax, was accidentally
killed last night. He was coming home '
fter dark, when his four-horso team be
came frightened and tamed around. He
umped out of bis wagour and one of his
horses kicked him, breaking eeveral ribs
and inflicting internal injuries from
which he died in a few hours. He was
25 years old. - He was a native of Whit
man county, his father being an old
pioneer, xie leit a wiaow ana one email
child. - '
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