i a - IS - - iigc iffi'jC vol. IX THE DALLES, WASCO COUNTY, OREGON, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1898. NO. 8 SAID NO TO THE REQUEST OF SPAIN One Mere SpaM RepstNegatiyefl Ijy the Unite! States. THE SESSION OF MUCH IMPORTANCE Ships and Products of Spain Will Not Be Granted the Same Rights as Those of the United States Trea ty Will be Signed in Three or Four Days at the Outside. Paris, Dec. 6. The joint peace com mission met at 2 p. m., and are Etill ait ting as this message is sent. It has developed that yesterday's set eioa was of far greater importance than was at first generally snppoeed. . It re sulted in the Americana unconipromis ingly rejecting Spain's request that for a term of years the ships of that country and its products be admitted to Cuba and Porto Rico ports under the same regulations and tariffs as American ships and products.' The Spanish com-' mission for some days had been playing for thie. The Americans were anxious for de - cisiou on the question of a coaling sta tion in the Caroline islands, religious tolerance in the Carolines and release of political prisoners. The Spaniards were unwilling to answer these points until they beard what the Americans proposed to do for their industries which had been built np by the Cuban and Porto Rica a trade. This is why Spain contends that the articles of the treaty should be disposed of in their order, while ,the Americans wanted first to eeltle their pressing needs. The session yesterday was prac- tically a fight on the order of procedure Finally the Americans yielded and then , the Spaniards proposed the shipping and commercial contentions which the Americans rejected in its entirety. The session then adjourned, with neither side in an especially amicable frame of mind. It is learned that there were differ ences of opinion among the Americans on the shipping question, ana numer ous telegrams were exchanged with Washington. Finally the American commission was instructed to refuse. the principal reason being that Porto Rico is about to be declared within the coast limit of the United States, while as regards Cnba, authorities at Wash' ington would make no promises, aa the American occupation there is not fixed and the future Cuban government will make its own treaties. - Exactlv what Spain requested was that ber ships and products snouid De accorded tne same privileges in Cuba and Porto Rico for a period of ten years as had been con ceded to Spain in the Philippines. When the commissioners emerged from the foreign office this evening af ter a long session. Judge Day announced all requests had been settled and that the treaty would be signed in three or fourdays. FOR THE GOVERN MENT OF HAWAII President Transmits to Congress the Report of the Special Commission. Washington-, Dec. 6. The president today transmitted to conenss the report of the Hawaiian commission, together with the text of hills drawn by the com mission for government of the islands as part of the United Slates. Three bills are formulated fur the consideration of congress. The first and principal one outlines a general plan of government ' and the other two deal with subordinate questions. The main bill provides for the forma tion of the islands into a territory of the United States, to be etyled the terri tory of Hawaii. The , bill ' contains provision! for the government of the territory, giving it legislative, executive I and judicial officers. A governor, sec- ' retary of the territory, United States district judge, United States district at tornev and United States marshal are to be appointed by the president and an internal revenue district and a custom district are created. Probably the most important portion of the bill is section 4, defining a citizen ship, which provides: "All white per' sons, including Portuguese and persons of African descent, and all persons de scending from tne Hawaiian race on either paternal or maternal side who were citizens of the republic of Hawaii immediately prior to the transfer of sov ereignty thereof to the United States are hereby declared citizens of the United States. SENATOR SIMON STILL STANDS No Vacant Seat Has Been Found For Him on the Republican Side the Senate. in New York, Dec. 6. A Special to the Herald from Washington : When Joseph Simon, the new sens tor from Oregon, was formally sworn into office, he found that there was no seat for him in the senate. After he had qualified, signed the roll and received congratulations, he was turned over to the sergeant-at-arms, who was expected to provide him with a desk and seat. The senatorship in Ore gon has been vacant so long that in the arrangements of seats no place was made for Senator Simon on the Repub- side side of the thambers. The new senator resented the sugges tion that he sit on the Democratic side The Republican senators consulted and it was suggested that Senato Butler, the Populist frond Nor,th Carolina, might be willing to move over to. the Democratic side. The North Carolina man had tried that side early in the tiay, and was stung by a chance remark that in view of the race troubles in his stale he would hereafter - identify himself with the Democratic party, so he refused to give np his present seat, and Senator Simon is still unseated. . - TWENTY-FOUR MEN ARE LOST Particulars of the Londonian Wreck and 45 Survivors Brought (o Boston by the Vedamore. Bostox, Dec. 8. A dispatch received at the FurnesB Steamship Company from Baltimore announces that Captain Lee and twenty-fonr of the crew of the Londonian were lost, and forty-five sur vivors rescued by the British steamer Vedamore. Philadelhhia, Dec. 8. The British steamer Vedamore, from Liverpool No vember 22, for Baltimore, passed in Cape Henry last night and reported that she bad on board forty-five of the crew of eighty-eight men of the steamer Lon donian. 'The Londonian sailed - from Boston November 15 for London. This Is the first news of the where abouts of the crew. The Londonian has undoubtedly goue to the bottom of the ocean. Nothing was said by Cij tain Bartiett, of the Vedamore, to indicate the fate of the balance of the crew. ' To Incorporate Seaside. . Astoria, Dec. 6. The citizens of Sea- aide are taking steps toward having their town incorporated. The intention is to introduce an incorporation bill at the next session of the legislature. Last night a meeting of the citizens was held there to discuss the question and a com mittee consisting of Judge McGuire, J. H. Jobannsen, and H. F. L. Logan was appointed to determine what should be the limits of the proposed new town. At present it is the intention to have the town extend from Ohanna creek to the Seaside hotel, including all the im proved property on , both sides of the N email-am. ' Boat Was Overturned. Astoria, Dec. 6. Alex Hansen, a fisherman, - about 50 years of age, was drowned this afternoon in about three feet of water on the tideflats in front of Alderbrook. He was in a skiff that overturned, and he made no effort to save himself, although ropes and boards were thrown to him from 'the net above. He left a widow and several children. VOLUNTEERS WILL BE RELIEVED AtmoBtsmenllasBccii GraOn Bj tin War Department. OREGON BOYS WILL COME HOME Regulars Will Go to Manila as Soon as Transportation Can Be (Secured and the Volunteers Will Be Re turned in Their Order. Portland, Dec. 7. A telegram was received here this morning which ought to bring joy and gladnesB to every 1 heart in Oregon. It is as follows : Denver, Dec. 7. TheRockyMoun tain News prints the following tele gram from Secretary Alger, dated at Washington, Dec. 6: "It is proposed to send regulars to relieve the volunteer regiments in Manila just as Boon as transporta tion can be arranged. The volun teers will be returned to the United States in the order in which they left.". J This would bring the troops b."k in the following order : First, aioVnia, Second Oregon, First Coiado.L-.iAnth Pennsylvania, and the U -jtfi battel The circumstances surrounding t.e is suance of this piece of information in dicate that it is authentic and true.- A few weeks ago the governor of , Col rado, who had been usingiris1": influence to have a prominent young Colorado volunteer discharged from the service in Manila, received a letter from Adjutant- Ganeral Corbin stating that it was the purpose of the president to have the volouters sent home as soon as regulars can be provided to take their place. Beyond question the letter was not intended for publication, as the peace negotiation were at a critical point at that time, but the letter fell into the bands of the newspapers, and was wide- printed. Secretary Alger wired a contradiction of the statement, and it was thought at the time that the war department considered it bad policy, to give out any such information until peace was concluded. A day or two after the announcement that Spain would accept the terms of the United States, and that peace was as sured, a number ot regiments of regu lars stationed in Wisconsin were ordered to proceed to San Francisco, preparatory to sailing for Manila early in January, and now comes the information from Secretary Alger that regulars will take the place of volunteers as soon as the change can be made. The president has said it was his purpose to relieve the volunteers with regulars, and has asked congress to in crease the army sufficiently to allow him to do so. It is the opinion of thoee who have iven the matter thought that the ex changes could not possibly be completed in less than three months from the time it begins, and as the regulars are ordered to be ready to sail from San Francisco between January 5th and 12th it may be April or May before the . Ore gon boys get borne. The thought that they are soon to come, however will" make the time go by rapidly, ' and in less than a year from the time of their departure it is very probable that the brave boys of Oregon will again be set tled down in their native land. PRESIDENT'S COURSE CRITICIZED The Debate Was Started by Hoar, who 1 Made a Vigorous Protest ' Washington. Dec. 7. At 12:16 the senate went into executive session, and a long debate upon the question of con firmation of the Hawaiian commission ers. The debate was started by Hoar, who made a vigorous protest against the practice of appointing senators on such a commission. . He said senators so ap pointed became duly authorized agents of the president to carry out his ideas and wiebes, and claimed this was not com patible with their fanctions as senators. The same objection, he said, applied to the peace commission at Paris. The appointing of senators and com missions was defended by Morgan I Ala. ) and Piatt, (Conn.) who claimed there was nothing inconsistent in doing so. The debate then became somewhat general, and the constitutional peroga tives of the president and rights of the senate were discussed at length, npon the legai and technical phrases of the subject. -i - MESSAGE SUITS THECUBANS Taken As Proof of Honesty of the President's Purposes. New York, Dec. 7.- A dispatch to the Herald from Havana says : President McKinley'a meseage has given the greatest satisfaction to all Cubans who look upon it as a definite declaration of the policy of the United States toward Cuba. Rafael Portildo, the president of the Cuban assembly, said: "The message is most satisfactory to Cuban aspiration and will have an ex cellent effect here. It proves beyond further cavil and dispute the president's honest intentions toward Cuba. It will quiet many of our more violent associ ates, who have talked loudly about America and have been suspicious of her intentions and it will enable those, like myself, who have believed and trusted in her, to co-operate more fully with her officials in their work. It is a good mes sage, and folly satisfies ns." To Be Concluded this Week. Paris, Dec. 7. There was no joint session of the peace commission today, as the 'Spaniards are still .occupied in translating the American answer to their proposals, in regard to the states oi Span ish subjects in annexed territory. As cabled last eyening, the eight prin cipal articles of the treaty are settled, and all that remains for the commissions to attend to is the settlement of minor points of the treaty. The latter n ill probably be signed Saturday next,- for the Spaniards are as anxious as the Americans to finish the work in hand. Fire Near Woodburn. Woodbcrn, Or., Dec. 6. The farm residence of Mrs. G. M. Engle, one and a half miles east of Woodburn, was to tally destroyed by fire at 9 :30 last night. Mrs. Eagle is now a permanent resi dent of Portland. The house was oc cupied by I.,F. Clark, who lost every thing except the clothing he wore. The origin of the fire is a mystery. Mr. and Mrs. Clark were visiting in Woodburn at the time. The loss on the building is $200; contents $ 500. There was no in surance. Henry B. Hyde Seriously 111. I ew York, Dec. 7. The World says that Henry B. Hyde, president of the Equitable Life Assurance Society, is seriously ill at his home in this city, suffering from nervous exhaustion. His physician said last night in reply to a direct question whether Mr. Hyde wonld would ever be able to resume his duties : 'It would certainly be against the ad vice of his physicians. His age and ex tremely enfeebled condition are not such that the very great improvement necessary can hardly be looked for:" Magers Indicted for Murder. Dallas, Or.,T)ec. 7. To'day the grand jary returned an indictment of murder in the first degree againet W. H. Magers for the killing of Ray Sink, whose body was found in the river near SaleirJ last September. Magers plead not guilty. His trial will begin tomorrow.' Magers did not show any unusual signs of con cern when the indictment was read to him. This will be the socond murder trial in Polk county in 1S98. Several more grand jury cases are yet pending. v Enterprlalog Druggists. 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The American com missioners entered the joint session of the conference today in a nervous state of mind. They evidentlv had reasons to believe that the possibility existed that even at this late hour there might be a rupture. This feeling of apprehen sion was based on the temper the Span iards have displayed lately. The- Americans are anxious not to give the Spaniards any pretext to break off the negotiations or take offense, so far as the exercise of patience and di plomacy can steer clear of protests. Madrid papers are disposed to revive the question of the Maine, and to excite public opinion against the United States on account of the references made to this in President McKinle) 's meesage. They report that Rios made an impaesioned denunciation of McKinley at the last joint session of the commission. Rios did refer to the Maine, but only in calm ly worded sentences, expressing regrets that the president had not spoken. The Spaniards had already . proposed at this conference to have the responsi bility of the Maine disaster reported upon by a joint commission of European powers. The American commissioners refused to listen to this, and permitted Rios' reference to the president's mes sage to pass unchallenged, as a discus sion would be involved in debate and bad blood result. " Members of the commission say the treaty will contain little outside of the scope of the Washington protocol, and matters directlv based thereon. Several points upon which they were unable to agree were left open for diplo matic negotiations. The Spaniards refuse to admit that they had failed to respect former treaties euaranteeing religious freedom in the Caroline islands, or that there was ne cessity for such guarantee.- The conclusion of the work was, ac cording to the commissioners, marked by politeness and all outward show of good feeling, and the difficult task was accomplished. When all the proposi tions had been discussed, Day re marked: "There seems to be nothing to do but to engross and sign the treaty." 'Rios acq jiesced to this, and the Amer icans bowed themselves out before the Spaniards, according to their custom. SENATOR SIMON IN THE SENATE Oregon Senator Paid His Respects to the President Finally Secured a Seat. : Washington, Dec. 7. Senator Simon was at the interior department today, and secured an order which will prevent any action being taki n in the matter of right of way across the Nez Perce In dian reservation by either the O. R. & N. or the Northern Pacific. These roads are both seeking right of way, but the former is nut jet ready to file its plat, and the request for delay . was made on that account. Senators Simon and McBride made a protest to the American commissioners today against any provisions for free ad mission ot lumber from Canadi in the Anglo-American treaty beicg prepared here. - The Washington Star says tonight: "Senator Simon, of Oregon, paid his first call at the White Home today. He was accompanied by his colleague, Sen ator McBride. ' Senator Simon made a favorable . impression at the White House. The president congratulated Baking Powder Made from pure cream of tartar. Safeguards the food against alum Alum baking powders are the greatest menacexs to health of the present day. BOYM. BAKING POWDER eg, NEW YORK. him on the settlement of Republican differences in Oregon." Much ado about nothing waB made out of the arrangement for a seat for Senator Simon. On the opening day, no desk had been provided on the Re publican side. This was not done be cause a suggestion had been made that Butler, Populist, would move over to the Democratic side and take one of the vacant desks, leaving his place for Sen ator Simon. As Butler did not arrive until this morning of the session, he could not be seen and his consent to this change obtained. If Butler did not move, it necessitated a closing up of places and giving three or four desks to make room for Senator Simon. This could not be done after the session bft he senate began, consequently the desk could not be put in place until after ad journment of the firBt day. No discour tesy, was shown or intended to be shown to Senator Simon, and through tne first, day he occupied the seat of an absent, senator. A BIG FIRE IN R0SEBURG Court House in Thaf City Almost De stroyed by Flames. Robebubg, Dec. 7. At 5:30 p. m. to day,' after the adjournment of the cir cuit court, flames were observed issuing; from the courthouse cupola and from un der the roof. Before the fire department could begin work the whole -upper story- was afire. To make matters worse the hose burst. Meantime the fire gained such headway that the fine building was doomed. There being no wind blowing the progress of the fire was slow, giving time to carry out all records. Circuit Judge Hamilton bad moved his extensive library into his chambers, adjoining the conrtroom. He lost a collection cover ing many yearsj with no insurance ; also papers in cases under consideration. The npper story of the courthouse is en- -tirely gone and the lower floor is serious ly damaged, the courtroom floor being burned through in 'many places. The building cost $40,000 six years ago. The insurance is n otknown. It is supposed to be from $12,000 to $15,000. The lower floor was occupied by the clerk, eherifT, and other county officers and the upper floor by the courtroora.judge's chambers, etc. The origin of the fire is unknown. It is thought to have been caused by a defective flue or electric wireB. Tha prisoners were moved from the county to the city jail when the fire was first discovered. Locomotive Struck Him. Oakland, Cal., Dec. 6. Samuel P. Flint, assistant superintendent of the railway mail service, was struck by a lo comotive at Fourteenth and Franklin streets, and received injuries which proved fatal. He had just returned from Los Angeles and was on his way home across the track when the accident occurred. He was thrown about fifteen feet and bis bead was badly cut. He lingered in mnch pain for several hours before he died. Mr. Flint hal ben long in the gov ernment employ, and was well known throughout the Pacific coast states. Hold-t'p in Tacoma. Tacoma, Dec. 6. Two bandits held np the coaductor and motorman if an ist Side street-jar at 8 :30 tonight. The. men entered the car together drawing handkerchiefs over their faces at the same time. ' The conductor and motor man were compelled to turn their faces away while their pockets were rifled. The section where the robbery cccorrtd ,' is near the citv limits, but not three blocka from a well lighted and thickly settled section of the city.