.10 it' VOL. IX THE DALLES, WASCO COUNTY, OREGON", WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1898. NO. 8 SPAIN DIES HARD; BUT SURELY DIES Weir final Pretest iialnsl terlcaM Finite! tj Bios. . CONSCIENCE OF NATIONS INVOKED Claim that Spain is a Victim of Abuse of the Rights of One Nation by Another The President's Alleged Insult. Paris, Dec. 9. Riog, president of the Spanish peace commission, and Ojeda, the eecretary, are still . confined to their beds. The illness of Ojeda delays the engroesing of the treaty, and it is doubt ful whether it will be signed before Mon day. The Americana held the usual Beesion this uorning. The Spaniards continue making bitter comments con cerning President McKinley's reference to the Maine. The Spaniards made a last contriba tion in the recent aseehabling of the commissions, when Eios presented a vigorously worded protest, in which they declared they had yielded to force, but they invoked the conscience of the na tions against the abase of the rights of a nation, of which they were the vic tims. The protest was for the purpose of record, and consisted of argument in support of every concession detnauded .. by the Spaniards and the Americans re fused. In spite of the secrecy observed by ' the Americans, it is learned that this treaty in substance consists of thirteen or fourteen articles. Te principal ar ticles provide for the cession and evac uation of Cuba, -Porto Rico and the Philippine islands, and the political, fi nancial and administrative results there of, and acquisition by the United States of public property and the relinquish ment of the archives. Articles of secondary importance de termine tbe status of Spanish subjects residing in tbe ceded territory and un finished lawsuits and contracts, guaran tees of the same terras to Spanish ship ping and merchandise and American shipping and merchandise in the Phil ippines for ten years and leaying the status of Spanish commerce in the West Indies to be settled later. An im portant provision is the guarantee of re ligions freedom in the ceded territory. Abarzuza Talks. New York, Dec. 9. A World special ; from Paria says : "A final, definitive treaty of peace, containing fourteen articles, has been agreed upon," said Senor Aberzuza, of the Spanish commission. "It has been drawn and engrossed on ' parchment in triplicate, and will be signed at tbe Quai d'Aorsay (French foreign ministry, where the peace commissions have met), on Saturday, or at the very latest, on next Monday." Judge Day, president of the United States commission, says the treaty will be a secret document until it . reaches President McKinley and the senate, but adds: "The conclusion of peace by a treaty was a very gratifying thing. Failure in respect of it wonld have been a misfor tune for both nations." STILL REACHING OUT IN CHINA United States and England Must Act Promptly and Together If Their Rights arc to be Maintained. Shanghai, Dec. 9. John' Barrett, formerly United States minister to Siaro, has returned here after visiting Peking and the principal cities and ports. He Bays the situation in China is one of the most criticafnitare, and Manchuri is no longer Chinese, but Russian ter ritory. He asserts that New Chwang, the chief northern port for the move ment of American products, is also prac tically Russian', and is liable to be closed any dav. The only permanent safeguard to par amount American and British interests, Barrett says, is immediate and united action by the interested governments to defend their territory ' in the Chinese empire, to force reforms iri' the govern ment, to prevent fnrthertoeeeion of ports and provinces, - and to insist npon an "open door" policy in all the . ports of China, including the spheres of influence of Russia, Germany and France. Oth erwise, Barrett contends, the impending partition of the Chinese empire will se riously curtail the field of trade by dis astrously affecting American and British influence in Asia. TROOPS BY WAY Of SUEZ Xcxt Expedition to Cross the Atlantic Instead of tbe Pacific. New York, Dec. 9. A dispatch to the Tribune from Washington says: The next regiment to start for 'Manila will embark at New York about the end of this month and will go through the Suez canal. The expedition will consist of three regiments of regular infantry, dis ttibutcd between two of the largest con verted transports owned by Ihe govern ment, with perhaps a convoy of two war ships. The decision to use New York as the point of embarkation . instead of San Francisco, whence all the earlier forces started for the Philippines, was reached by General Corbin after a careful review of a number of considerations, chief among which was the urgency for haste, The early completion of the treaty of peace with Spain renders indispensable a prompt increase of the American forces, not only at Manila, but to provide additional garrisons for important centers in the archipelago, which will immediately fall nnder American domi nation with its accompanying responsi bility for the security of life and prop erty. ' . At tbe present time the government is wholly without available transports in the Pacific ocean to meet the emergency. PRESENT TO OREGON SOLDIERS Volunteers Stationed at Manila Soon to Be Ordered Home to Be Mustered Out. Washington, Dec. 8. Representative Tongue today interviewed the assistant secretary of war and the adjutant-gen eral with reference to procuring the dis charge of several members of the Sec ond Oregon volunteerp, now in Manila. Mr. Tongue baa been asked on numer ous occasions to secure the discharge of different members of the regiment, some on account of poor health and others who are needed at home to support de pendent families. Both officials with whom he conversed aseured him that the Oregon regiment will soon be ordered home, and, after being furloughed for 60 days, as was tbe case with all volunteers who saw service outside the United States, will then be discharged. Before discharges could be forwarded to Ma nila, the troops will probably be on their way home, and it will, therefore, be useless to take further steps in this di rection. Tbe secretary stated that the friends of Oregon volunteers should be patient, for it wonld be much better that the regiment return as a body than that tbe members come home individually. Coming as a regiment, tbe men .will have their transportation and rations furnmhed by the government, whereas individually some trouble might be ex perienced in this respect. The eecretary of war has telegraphed to headquarters at Manila, stating that tbe volunteers stationed at that station are to be mut tered out in the same order in which they reached the Philippines. Accord ine'to this, the Oregon men will be ii tno-jg the firat to come home. Mrs. Cynthia L. Jackson. Castle Rock,' Dec 10. Mrs. Cynthia L. Jackson uied at her home near Castle Rock this uiornine, at 8:15 o'clock, at the age of 88. Mrs. Jackson, then Mrs, Burbee, crossed the plains in 1843 with an ox team. She settled , in Cowlitz county the same year, where ehe had lived since. She left six eons and a number of grandchildren. One Minute Cough Cure, cures. , . ' That is wfact It was mcde tor. - PEACE HAS NOW . BEEN RESTORED The Treat? fas Signed at Paris on last Saturday. COMMISSIONER'S WORK IS ENDED Preliminary Arrangements Looking to a Restoration of Displomatic Re lations With Spain Under Way at Washington. Paris. Dec. 10. Peace has been re stored between the United States and Spain. The treatyjwas eigned at 8:45 in the evening. The joint commiesion met at 3:30 p m., but the engrossing of the treaty had not been finished, and at 5 o'clock a re cess was taken until 7 p. m. Upon the reassembling of thecommission, another wait ensued. At 8:30 the engrossing of the treaty had been completed, and fifteen minutes later the treaty was signed. The extremely long session this af ternoon and the subsequent recess were duo only to the fact that each article of tbe treaty bad to be carefully read and compared in the Spanish and English, and to the fact that - the . engrossing of the last article in Spanish was incom plete. It is expected that tbe session which has just reconvened will only last a few moments. Many officials interestedly watched every detail of tbe proceedings. The last seal being impressed, the commis sioners rose, and ithoui formality each member ehook the hands of all his antag onists and exchanged assurances of sin cere personal esteem. The Spaniards afterward commented acridly npon what they termed the bad taste ot tbe Americana in mustering a crowd of attaches to gloat over tbe con summation of their downfall and scram ble for relics. ' The signing was finished at 8:45. At that time the door of the chamber opened, and Senor Villaurntia appeared, and exclaimed to a a group of correspon dents who were waiting in the corridor, 'TVoat Fini " Thn Atha. momKora rif the Spanish commission followed him and passed silent through the vestibule to their waiting carriages. The American commission Btrolled out chatting complacently, and as they descended the steps the lights in the chamber were darkened. ' Diplomatic Relations to Be Restored. Washington, Dec. 10. In view of the approaching signature of the peace treaty the government will be' obliged to very speedily take steps looking to the res toration of the diplomatic machinery necessary to friendly relations with tbe Spaniards. The recent visit to the White House of Woodford, late minister to Madrid, has been erroneously constructed to indicate a determination on tbe part of the president to return the minister to Madrid. As a matter of fact this is improbable, as the whole line of diplo matic precedent is in the direction of wiping ont all old issues and starting anew after a war, with new ministers on both sides. The reappointment of Woodford might mean the return to Washington of Polo y Bernabe, whose residence in Canada during the war rendered him so obnoxious to tbe Amer ican people. If custom is followed, either the next United States minister to Madrid or next Spanish minister to Washington will be accredited with credentials as special envoy to exchange the ratification of the treaty now being completed at Paris. Having fulfilled this function he will then present his credentials as minister resident, and remain in that capacity. Just which of tbe ministers will be called upon to perform this function depends npon the place selected by the Paris commissioners for exchange of the final ratification. - Severe Wind Storm. San Francisco, Dec. 9. The etorm which raged ' all over the Pacific coast laat night and today was one of the most severe ever recorded by tbe weather bureau. It extended from the northern border down to Texas and from the Pa cific as far esst as Nebraska. In this city the wind attained a velocity of 45 miles an hour, but at Point Reyes, right in the teeth of the gale, the wind swept along at 96 miles an hour. Considering the great velocity" of the wind, the damage done to shipping was slight, aryl $10,000 will pay for everything, in cluding the charges of towboat ir.en for extricating vessels from dangerous po sitions. COLONEL BRYAN WILL RESIGN Has No Desire to Go With His Regi meat to Cuba. Savannah, Dec. 10. Colonel W. J. Bryan, of the Third Nebraska regiment, has either forwarded his resignation to Washington, or is about to do so. Of this there seems to be no doubt. Today he called on General Lee, commander of the Seventh corps, and Colonel Keifer. commander of the first division of the corps of which Bryan's regiment is a part, and is understood to have an nounced hie intention of, quitting the service. Gen. Lee is to sail for Havana on the transport Panama tomorrow, and Col. Bryan is believed to have hastened his decision in order that his corps com mander be made acquainted with bis intentions prior to his departure for the for the island. "It is well to have the newspapers to talk through," he said with a laugh. They beat yonr hat all hollow." One More Victim. San Francisco, Dec. 9. Another body was taken from the ruins of the Baldwin hotel late last night. . Wreckers delving into tbe debris on the Market street side turned np a charred mass of flesh, 'which at the morgue was pro nounced to be the'remains of a human being." -. . There was absolutely nothing to indi cate the identity of the corpse, which is believed to be that of a womn. Several letters were discovered near tbe body, but they are not supposed to throw any light on the mystery, as they are direct ed to Mrs. Benjamine Wetherby, who with her husband, escaped from the building unharmed.,'- The Wetherbys are now on their way to Portland, Or. He is a traveling salesman for a Massa chusetts shoe house. Killed by a Horse. Eugene, Or., Dec. 10. Thursday, while Joseph' Brown was working in a stable at his home, near Crow, in this county, Le was jammed against the stall by a horse and received injuries from which he died yesterday. He was 85 years of age. . Cave-in in Wardner Mine. : Wallace, Idaho. Dec. 10. A cave-in in the Bunker Hill and Sullivan mine at Wardner today caught eeveral men. Only meager details have been received here. Twq men are known to be dead. and probably throe. One of the victims was John Lux ton, who leaves a wife and three children. ' - . Asbes of Columbus. Havana, Dec. 11. The ashes of Co lumbus will be transferred tomorrow from the cathedral to the Conde De Venado, and the cruiser will Bail for Cadiz, convoyed by two ifunboats. Great destitution prevails among the laboring classes in Havana. There has been no steady employment since the blockade began last April, tbe only food available being cornmenl. The local au thorities can do nothing more, as their funds are exhausted. Doctors, nurses, medical supplies, rice, condensed milk. trackers, bacon and canned beef are needed at once and in enmcient quantities for 30,000 people. Murder in the First Degree. Dallas, Or.J Dec. 11. Today at 10 o'clock the jury in the .. Magers case brought in a verdict of murder in tbe first degree. This was a surprise to evervbodv, even to the prosecution. , A motion for a new trial will be made, and, if refueed, a bill of exceptanc9 will be filed, and the case taken to the su preme court, in the hope of reversing some of Judge Burnett's decisions on vital points in tbe evidence. Pama in tbe chest when a person 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 same .treatment will cure a lame back in a few hours. Sold by Blakeley & Houghton. . '. DISCONTENT IN PORTO RICO Daes Net Find Plain' Sailing in Got ernintli6 Island. RESIGNING AND SQUABBLING Refusal to Grant the Council of Peace Constitutional Privileges Rankles W ith tbe Autonomists Best Ele ment, However, Sustains General . Brooke in His Course. San Juan. Porto Rico, Dec. 5. The past week in San Juan has' shown cer tain developments in the general sitna tion of the island, and drifting straws have been seen which indicate the cur rent of growing discontent. There has been much trouble' all over the island since the American goyernnjent as sumed a military protectorate, concern ing the appointment of mayors and councilmen of the different muni cipalities, of which they are in all 72. Men so appointed and those already in office have been resigning and equab- bling among themselves, and expressing their displeasure at the appointment of some colleague. The fact that General Brooke declined to grant to tbe council at Ponce the privileges of the sntonoa mist constitution, which they were ar rogating to themeelves, is what rankles ever present in tbe minds of the . de feated antonomiste. The accordance of this privilege would have been for them a great victory. The best judgement here sustains General Brooke in this action. If the privilege was granted to cne council it would have to be granted to all, and each of Porto Rico's 72 muni cipal ties, acting with the power and latitude contemplated by tbe autonomist platform, would have brought mbcb con fusion to tbe island. The autonomist party sets np a pro longed howl of discontent in which, among other things, they declared that Munoz ' Rivera, leader of General Brooke's cabinet, had betrayed them, inasmuch as be had used his influence to bring about tbe decision against, their demands. Rivera is an element of po litical- discord. Six months ago he theatrically declared he would die wrapped in the flag of Spain, and he was the first Porto Rican to swear al legiance to the United States. He' is the present eecretary of state, and since October 17 the head of General Brooke's advisory board in the. insular affaire. He is a capable man and a ezhemer. He probably long ago determined to be come the political ruler ef Porto Rico. DEATH OF GENERAL GARCIA Cuban Patriot a Victim of the Northern .Climate He Died in Washiogton Yesterday. Washington, Dee. 11. Genera! Calix- to Garcia, the distinguished Cuban war rior and leader, anl the head of the com mission elected by the Cuban assembly to visit this roaiitrr. died , here (bis moniin? shott'y after 10 o'clock, at the Hotel Rileigb, wl.ere the commission hai its headquarters. The sudden change . from the warm climate of Cuba, with the ' hardships he had there endured, to the wintry weather of New York and Washington, i is responsible for the pneumonia which resulted in his death. He contracted a slight cold in New York, which did not assume an alarming stage until tbe early part of last week. Tuesday night, Gen. Garcia,' in company with the other members of tbe commission, attended a dinner given in his honor by Gen. Miles and it was a result of his exposure that culminated in his death. ' ; During the twelve hours cr more pro ceeding dissolution, Gen. 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A messen ger who arrived in the city late last evening from Snsanville, in quest of a surgeon, reports the shooting and prob ably fatal wounding of Joseph Frazier by an aged miner named Snodderly.' Persistent attention on tbe part of Fra zier toward Snodderly's 17-year-old daughter is eaid to have been tbe cause of the shooting. It is said that on the morning previous to the ebooting the old gentleman made arrangements pre paratory to bringing bis daughter to Long Creek I Frazier objected in a dem onstrative way, and hot words were ex changed. Later, while Snodderly was in the Keeney store, Frazier came in, and Snodderly picked np a rifle and fired,, the ball entering the lower portion of the right lung and passing through the? liver. According to statements of peison down from Sueanville, the sentiment of the community is with Snodderly, as it appears that Froaier's attention toward tbe daughter had been prohibited by the father, and when he attempted to inter fere with tbe old gentleman's plan to re- . move her to this place he knew that serious trouble would follow. All Go Home Together. San Fraxcisco. Dec. 12 Colonel Rarhfir in disar.noiated bv a chance of orders which postponed the departure- ot the nve rew xorK companies now as the Presidio until the arrival of tbe rest of, the regiment from Honolulu. "I was unprepared to start for New York on Tuesday," eaid the colonel,, "when the order came to make camp ing grounds for 700 more men. That will f make it Wednesday, possibly Thursday, before the command may leaye. It was tbe intention to place- t.hn nortion of mv reeinient expected on I ' w the Scandia and Alameda in the camp abandoned by this detachment now here. 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