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THE DALLES, WASCO COUNTY, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1893.
Session of the Peacemakers Wittont
Neither Americans nor Spaniards Wish
to Proceed Until They Arrive
Spain's Proposal for Commercial
Privileges in the West Indies Bare
ly Touched Upon Another Ses
sion to be Held Tomorrow.
Paris, Dec. 2. The joint seseion of
the peace commission today lasted two
Lours. No real progress was made. The
Spaniards are awaiting instructions.
Spain's proposition - for commercial
privileges in the West Indies was not
settled, and was scarcely considered to
The Americans have also asked lor in
atractions on certain matters. The Caro
line island question was not considered.
The joint commission adjonrned until
: What of the. Maine? .
New York, Her.. 2. A dispatch to the
World from Paris says :
The drafts of articles submitted by the
Spanish commissioners related to the
nationality of inhabitants of ceded ter-
. ruory, me jurisdiction 01 conris, roe
. cases pending; In them,' the" continuing
of grants and contracts for public works,
services in the ceded territory and
kindred matters. . - ' ' ' :
One article provides that the United
States and Spain shall appoint an inter
national committee of seven experts,
each country to name one of its citizens,
one Briton and one Frenchman, and a
German to be the president. Tbis com
mittee is to determine responsibility for
the Maine disaster. . If Spain is respon
sible she is to send a warship to sal nte
the American flag at New York. If she
iB not, the United States is to pay all
expenses of the com mission.
The Spanish ' idea is that, having
T1CIUCU UU 111 tj Ilia 1 11 UI1ULIU CB. LI1KV
will gain important advantages in the
Not Reported at Washington.
Washington, Dec. 2. After the cabi
net meeting today it was stated that
. nothing bad been heard from Paris re
specting the failure of the peace com
mission to negotiate the purchase of
Strong island, one of the Caroline group,
nor is the matter ' regarded as of great
consequence. In any event it is pot
vital to the treaty of peace, and if the
Spaniards show any inclination to not
part with it the matter will be al
lowed to drop.
Colonel Bird so Testified Before
V War Board. .
Washington, Lec. z. ice war inves
tigating commission resumed it sittings
in this city today, Colonel Charles Bird
being on the stand. He was during the
war in tho quartermaster-general's of
ce, having charge of the transportation
division. He bad charge in the begin
ning of the war of the purchase of mules
and be believed the prices paid to have
He. eaid that contracts for railroad
transportation were made in phicago,
St. Paul and other centers before tbe be
ginning of tbe movement of troops. Tbe
prices secured vera lower than ordinar
ily given to individuals. In moving
the troops tourist sleepers bad been
secured where possible, and in all cases
a seat for each soldier was obtained.
As a rule, tbe railroad companies had
been prompt in responding to tbe terms
of a contract,, bnt in some instances in
the South there had been some delay in
the manner of equipment.-
Tbe congestion at Tampa was due to
the fact that more supplies were sent to
that point than could be handled.
Insurance Co. Made Fifty Thousand
Sax Francisco, Dec. 2. An interest
ing story has come to light in connection
with Capt. J. L. White, who perished in
the Baldwin fire here :
A local life insurance company wae
under contract to pay White $300- a
month. This contract was made not
quite a year ago, eo that he received bnt
3600 at the outside. To insure this
monthly income the recipient paid $53,
000 in cash, so that the life-insurance
company is now nearly $50,000 ahead on
the transaction. The expectancy ot life
for Mr. White was. between 15 and 20
years, and the company therefore figured
on having the use of his money all that
time and paying him from $54,000 to $72,
000 for it. At this rate he would be
getting a trifle less than 7. per cent a
year on bis money, and as he bad
abundance of means nd few dependents,
was apparently making an excellent in
vestment. The chance that deprived
him of life was the good fortune of the
Lives of Ten or Twelve Men Sacrificed
in the Storm off Bargatc.
New York, Dec. 2. Jhe coal barges
Helicon, Quinnebang and Corsica, it has
just been learned, were loBt during the
recent storm, with 10 or 12 who .com
posed the ere we. The barges Helicon
and Quinnebau; loaded with coal in tow
of the tug Ocean King, and the Corsica
in tow of the tug Lnckenbacb, left Nor
folk November ; 23 for New England
points. When about 25 miles off Bar
gate, the Corsica broke from her tow and
went down, followed by the Helicon,
and of eight men comprising the. crews,
six were, drowned. ... The. Quinnebaogh
was lost sight of. It was learned today
that the. Qnionebaugh, went down Sun
day night off Scotland lightship, proba
bly taking her crew of four men with
her.- y '
PARED TO RESIST
Sixty Thousand Men . Will Oppose
American Control of the Philippines.
Madbid, bee. 2. Spanish eymatbiz-
Nrs having quasi connection with the
Spanish commission are making mnch
over the reported attitude of the Fili
pinos toward the United States. These
sympathizers have information that
Aguinaldo means to fight, and that be
now has 00,000 soldiers, armed with
Manser rifles, and eighteen quick-firiog
guns, and it is asserted that be will be
satisfied with nothing but independence.
San Francisco, Dec. 2. C M. Man-
tell, said to be a solicitor for 'the Medi
caf Record, was shot dead yesterday
evening at bis borne in Alameda by a
young woman who claims to be his wife.
Two bullets were fired, ' one passing
through Mantell's heart and tbe other
penetrating his brain.
Tbe murderess then turned the re
volver upon herself, - inflicting a wound
which it is not thought will prove fatal.
Details as to the cause of tLe tragedy
are lacking. Mrs. Mantel, as she calls
herself, is about 22 years old, and is the
daughter of A. Beth, who conducts tbe
Louvre cafe, under the Phelan block, in
this city. ' She has of late been residing
with her mother at 816 Filbert street.
Work on New Railroad.
Walla Walla, Dec. 2. TheSummer
ville, Blue Mountain & WallaWalla Rail
road Company sent out a party of ' sur
veyors yesterday. They will complete
the work up to the divide, beyond which
the survey has already been made.' The
line is to run between Union, Or., and
Walla Walla, Wash. President Taylor,
ivIjo has been here fjra few days, ex-1-ecie
th road to be in operation by this
liuie sext veur.-' -
Alfaro Made Dictator.
New York, Dec. 2. A dispatch to the
Herald from Guayaquil, Ecuador, says:
Owing to attemps of revolutionists to in
vade the country simultaneously from
Colombian and Peruvian frontier, tbe
council of the state has granted extraor
dinary powers to President Alfaro, who
has assumed a dictatorship oyer the
SHE WANTS PAY
England Is Looking to America for Her
Expects Our Assistance When the China
Question Coincj; Up for Settlement
Says the United States Will
Require a Strong Friend.
- London, Dec. 3. The practical con
elusion of the peace negotiations at Paris
is hailed here with considerable satisfac
tion, and the newspapers daily discuss
the so-called "imperial" future of the
United States, coupled with the fervent
hope that it will adopt a colonial policy.
The Saturday Rexiew is very candid
about what it describes as tbe ''slobber'
ing cant and hypocritical blazoning of
dontful affection" between the United
States and Great Britain, and gays:
"Let us ' be frank, and say outright
that we expect mutual gain in material
interests from the approchement. The
American commissioners ' Paris are
making their bargain, whether they re
alize it or not. under the protecting na
val strength of England, and we shall
expect a material quid pro quo for this
assistance. We expect the United States
to deal generously with Canada in the
matter of tariffs, .and ' we expect to be
remembered when the United States
comes into possession of the Philippines,
and, above all, we expect her assistance
on the day which is quickly approach
ing, when China comes up for settle
ment, for the young imperialistic has
entered upon a path where it will require
a strong friend, and a lasting friendship
between the two nations can be secured
not by frothy sentimentality on public
platforms! but by reciprocal advantages
in solid, material interests."
Commissioners Crdcit the Report to
this Effect Spanish Reluctance to
. . Talk About the Islands Explained.
Paris, Djc. 3. There will be no joint
session of the peace commission today.
Tbe Americans bad a three hours' meet
Tbe report from Berlin that Germany
is negotiating for the purchase of the
Caroline islands it confirmed from sev
eral quarters, although Count von Mos
ter Ladenbnrg, tbe German ambassador
here, informed a correspondent of the
Associated Press that he knew nothing
at all about the matter.
Tbe American commissioners are in
clined to believe tbe report, and it is
looked upon an explaining the reluctance
of the Spaniards to give the Americans
an answer in regard to the Carolines, as
well as to the question of religions lib
erty there, and tbe latest developments
confirm tbe report that tbe Spaniards
have been instructed not to yield on
these points .until they , have made a
giod bargain. ' , '
A STEAM PIPE
Six Men Were Killed on Board the
Alamo aBer Pier in the East river
at New York.
New York, Dec. 3. Sir men of the
Mallory line steamship Alamo r were
killed tonight by the bnrstingof a steam
pipe while the vessel lay at her pier in
the East river. . -
The Alamo was about to sail for Gal-
veBtoo with thirty passengers, when her j
boilers gave forth a roar which was heard
all through South and water etreets,and
the force of it sent a shock and shiver
throughout the length of the ship. Tbe
flooring of the deck immediately over
the engine-room was torn into splinters,
nd stesm poured up through the open
seam 3 in clouds. '
The sound of the escaping steam wab
mingle 1 with the shrieks of the dying
men, who were enveloped in it. The
flow of the 6team was checked with
great difficulty, and not until the lapse
of five or six minutes Then it was
found that it had completely., filled the
engine-room and fireroom, and that all
who had been confined had not only
been parboiled, but suffocated by it.
There was no sign of life left in any of
tbe bodies, and m several instances the
skin had peeled from their, hands and
faces. The second engineer was found
close to the break, in a position which
indicates that he had tried to ehut off
tbe steam at the boiler when the acci
dent occurred, and had died in the at
tempt. Two of the firemen were found
gripped in each others arms at the bot
tom of the ladder leading from the fire
Game Warden at Sauk Rapids Fights
. Fourteen of the Indians, Who Say
They Will Raise a Rebellion.
St. Paul, Dec. 3. Another uprising
of the Chippewa Indians is threatened.
The game warden at Sauk Rapids has
had a fight with fourteen of the red
men, whom he attempted to arrest, in
which he was badly whipped, and State
Game Warden Fullerton has ordered
that the Indians be taken into custody,
be the result what it may. The Indians
declare they will resist nil attempts to
capture them, and will certainly organ
izes rebellion. '
The Sank Rapids depnty met the In
dians in the woods, and as each one was
carrying-the carcass of a deer he at
tempted tq arrest them on a charge of
haying violated the game laws. In the
fight that followed the deputy was se
verely punished and his rifle taken from
him. The Indians warned him against
following them, declaring that they
would not be taken alive, and threatened
to begin shooting the moment a possee
appeared in sight.
Game Warden Fullerton has notified
the authorities that be will pursue tbe
Indians with a posse and serious troub
le is feared.
NO WASTE OF WORDS
Evidence Which is Right to the Point
Jn lge Frank Ives of District Court of
Crookston, Minn., says: For tome time
I have used Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets
with seeming great benefit with few ex
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George W. Roosevelt, U. 8. consul to
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ient to carry, give keen appetite, perfect
Mr. W. D. Tomiin. mechanical engi
neer, Doluth, Minn. : Onebcx of Stu
art's Dyspepsia Tablets has ' done its
work, and I am again gaining flesh and
O. E. Ransom, Hnstonville, Ky.: I
was distressedand annoyed for two years
with throwing op food often two or
three timeB a day ; Lad no certainty of
retaining a meal if I ate one. Four boxes
of the tablets from my druggiat have
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to take, convenient to carry.
Rev! G. D. Brown, Mondovi, Wis.:
The effect of Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets
is simply marvelous; a quite hearty din
ner of broiled beefsteak causes no distress
since I begun their use. "'.'
Over six thousand people in the state
of Michigan alone in 1894 were cured
of stomach troubles by Stuart's Dyspep
sia Tablets.' ''.'
Full sized packages may' be found at
all druggists at 50 cents, or sent bv mail
on receipt of price from F. A." Stuart
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GRESS IN SESSION
lis Oping in Yasiiiton Markei Bi
Circiimstaiices of Interest.
Its Receipt and Appointment of the
Usual Committees tbe Events of
the Morning in Both Houses
Senator Simon of Oregon Sworn
In and Seated.
Washington, Dec. 5. Congress re
assembled under circumstances of un
sual public interest. The same congress
six months ago declared war against
Spain, and now with the war fought
and won, it came together for tbe first
legislative consideration of questions
developed by tbe eventful months just
passed. The spirit of tbe occasion was
not, however, one of immediate expect
pectancy, tor the few months that are
left to the existence of the 56th congress
gave promise of Tittle more than the
beginning of momentous problems and
policies growing out cf the war.
Lone before the noon hour, when' tbe
senate and honse began work, the corri
dors were filled with surging crowds in
rotunda and statuary hall, and pushing
toward tbe galleries. By eleven o'clock
the leaders began to make their appear
ances, and the public galleries filled
IN THE SENATE.
Simon Was Seated and the President's
Message Was Read.p
Washington, Dec. 5. In the opening
hours of the la6t session of the memor
able 55th congress tbe senate chamber
presented an animated scene. Tbe gal
leries were filled early, many: of the
spectators being visitors to Washington,
who bad embraced tbe opportunity to
witness a congressional opening. On the
senate floor the scene presented was un
usually brilliant. . Morgan of Alabama
was the firat senator to enter the senate
chamber, and closely followinghim came
the octogenarian, Morrill of Vermont.
One by one tbe members dropped into
the chamber the floor soon presenting a
scene as annimated as that offered by
Tbe roll call of the senate developed
the presence of sixty-seven members.-'
After tbe routine business McBride of
Oregon presented tbe credentials of bis
newly elected colleague, Simon, to whom
the vice-president administered the oath
of office. Pending the receipt of tbe
president's message, the senate took a
recese of thirty minu'es.
At 1:25 the committee appointed to
wait npon the president reported the
performance . of its duties and an
nounced that the president wonld ' com
municate with the senate in writing.
Scarcely had the report been made when
Pruden entered the chamber and pre
sented the meesage.
. Hobart laid the message before tbe
eenate and the reading was commenced
at ones.- f
' MANY HOUSES
Pennsylvania Visited by a Deluge of
Ram --- Heavy Damage Done at
. Atlanta City.
Baltimore, Md., Dec. 4. Tbe most
severe wind and rain storm that has
visited Baltimore for many years pre
vailed today, and did thousands of dol
lars damage. Sixty miles an hour is
the wind . velocity given out by the
weather bureau, tbe highest for nine
teen years.. Fnlly 800 bouses-in the
city and vicinity were unroofed, chim
neys - innumerable , were - blown down,
trees uprooted and poles leveled. ' Tele-
Made from pure
cream of tartar.
Safeguards the food
. Alum baking powders are the greatest
menacers to health of the present day.
BOVAL BAKING POWDER CO. t NEW YOWK.
graph, telephone, electric light and
trolley poles were blown down like so
many tenpins. Large sections of, the
city are in darkness tonight, and the
telegraph and telephone systems are
During the night of the hurricane, a
large gas-supply tank, at the corner of
Scott and Ostend streets, exploded, and
created a panic in the neighborhood.
No damage was done.
Heavy Rain in Pennsylvania.
Piiidadblphia, Dec. 4. A heavy rain
storm, which began yesterday .ccntinued
all today with increasing violence, ac
cornpanied by winds of almost gale-velocity.
Shortly before midnight there
was a clear sky. At. its maximum the
wind blew 42 miles an hour.. The tele
graph wires from tbis city south were
rendered almost useless on account of
the heavy winde. Trees, swinging signs
and chimneys were blown down, bnt no
p,. . . w ... -
A few dispatches received at the mari
time exchange told of a very severe
northeaster prevailing at Delaware
breakwater and other, points along the
New Jersey coast. At many points the
tide rose to the highest point it has
reached in years. . No disasters to ves
sels have yet been reported.
jib ablBUM uuj gicBii unuino rv a
caused to wires, and the city is in com
parative darkness tonight. Several pri
vate residences on the Meadows were
completely Furrounded by water, com
pelling tbe occupants to use boats in go
ing to and from bnildings.
ReportB from Eastern Pennsylvania
indicate the prevalence of heavy winds
and rain, accompanied in some instances'
by a slight fall of snow.
At Shenandoah, where snow fell,
many small bnildings on the outskirts
blew down. Telegraph communica
tion was also crippled.
In the mining regions of Northeastern
Pennsylvania,' the inow fall has in some
places reached a depth ' of six inches,
with no signs of abatement. Traffic has
been seriously impeded.
A GREAT FIRE
IN NEW YORK
More Than One Million Dollars Worth
of Property on Broadway De
stroyed by the Flames.
New York, Dec. 5. In a I linding
rain storm tonight the massiva 1 lock of
bnildings on Broadway, No. '253 to 259,
and included between Murray and War
ren streets, was almost destroyed by
fire. Within three hours morn tban one
million dollars worth of property had
Tbe fire began in the five-story brick
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ing firm of Rogers, Peet & Co., on the
southwest corner cf Broadway and War
The estimate of .the losses by Chief
Bonner after midnight was $1,000,000
with a probability of a further loss
should the fire continue to make any
thin; like rapid progress. At that hour,
however, be believed be ba1 the fire
abont under control , itiiin reasonable
At 2 ' o'clock, . however, it was still
burning fiercely in front, and although
not observable by the thousands of
spectators, was burning more fiercely anal
extended lower down in the rear.
Pains in the chest when, a pereon has
a cold indicate a tendency toward pneu
monia. A piece of flannel dampened
with Chamberlain's Pain Balm and
bound on to tbe chest over the seat ot
pain will promptly relieve the pain and
prevent the threatened attack of pneu
monia. This eame treatment will cure
a lame back in a few hours. Sold by
Blakeley & Honghton.