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THE DALLES, WASCO COUNTY, OREGON, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1898.
Ei-Stcrelary of Stile Sltraan Tells
HE TRIED TO
Says Negotiations for the Purchase of
Cuba From Spain Were Under Way
When the War Sentiment Arose
and Spoiled All.
Chicago, Dec 20. A special to the
Tribune from Washington says :
Former Secretary of State John Sher
man, in an inverview, tells an interest
ing' cabinet secret, which in the days be
fore the war was frequently suspected,
bat never established. With considera
ble emotion, he said :
"I tried to prevent this foolish war
with Spain. As a matter of fact, nego
tiations were in progress to purchase
Cuba from Spain when the war feeling
suddenly rose and swept eyerything be
fore it. And Spain would have accepted
"-"This is a matter of secret history.
And now what have we got to stow for
al this expense? Some islands in the
Philippines, for instance, which are
worth about $200,000 per annum income;
increased indebtedness of $200,000 and a
lot of islands inhabited mainly by man
eaters. And tbe most distressing fea
ture of the affair is that we are now
about to be called npon to pay $20,000,
000 for territory that we could have
taken without expending a dollar.
FIRE IN A NEW
A Woman and a Man Seriously Injured
One Woman Jumped From an
Upstairs Window and Another
Burnedto Death. .
New York, Dec. 20. Two women
were killed and another woman and a
man severely injured today during a fire
at tbe residence of C. H. Raymond, at
West End avenue and Seventy-Third
' A superb collection of pictures and
'tapestries owned by Raymond was en
tirely destroyed. Tbe fire was discovered
by some one passing on the street.
When the firemen arrived they could
not get into the building, as the flames
buret out in such volumes that the men
were driven back. Mr. and Mrs. Ray
mond and Mrs. Underwood could be
seen climbing out of the windows, and
the firemen and crowd begged them to
Doerr was half way np the ladder
when Mrs. Underwood jumped from a
window, striking Doerr full in the breast
and carrying him with her to the street.
Then the firemen bore away Mrs. Under
wood while others rescued Doerr. Mrs.
Underwood was dead, and Doerr was
dying. Their skulls had been crushed.
Meantime Mrs. Raymond, who could
' not be restrained by her husband, had
jumped ont of a window. It is feared
she is fatally hurt. Two firemen who
climbed a ladder to the third : story,
rescued Raymond just as he was over
come by smoke. Ferguson, the butler,
escaped by tbe rear. His face was
badly lacerated by falling while making
his escape. After the fire bad been
subdued the body of Harriet Fee was
found ; all clothing bad been burned off
and I the corpse was black from the
flames. Tae loss was $50,000.
Gold in Pike's Peak.
Colorado Springs, Colo., Dec. 19.
A strike of gold In the Strlckler tunnel,
beintr driven through Pike's Peak to in
crease tbe water supply of this Mty, has
caused the most intense excitement in
Colorado Springs. A splendid vein
bearing large quantities of sylvanite has
been encountered by the contractor, Geo.
W. JackeoD, and samples from the find
assay np into the tbonsanda. Today
pieces of the ore were roasted, and
globules of gold were apparent in the
The find Is of importance to this city,
as the riches will revert to the city of
Experts who have examined the prop
erty say that millions of dollars' worth
of gold are contained in the vein en
New Yorkers Reach 'Frisco.
San Francisco, Dec. 19. The Third
battalion of the First New York regi
ment, which arrived here late last night
on tbe transport Scandia, will be landed
today in time to witness tbe departure
fur home of their comrades now here
The new arrivals will be encamped at
the Presidio, and in about a. week sent
on to their homes. They are in com
mand of Major J. K. Segue.
There were 90 convalescent soldiers
from Manila on tbe Scandia, in charge
of Major. Woodrnff. The vessel also
brought seven eailors from Dewey's fleet,
three of them prisoners who will eerve
their sentence at Mare island, the other
fonr being men whose terms of service
Filibustering Expedition Being Prepared
to Go to Agoinaldo's Aid Sup
pressed at Hong Kong.
Chicago, Dec. 20. A Washington
special says :
Great Britain has given another strik
ing example of her friendship for the
United States, and at the same time
has taken action which is . looked npon
in the light of recognition of the sover
eignty of the United States over the
Philippines. A filibustering expedition
organized to go to tbe support of Agnin
aldo has been suppressed at Hong Kong
by order of the Britieh authorities.
This information camo to the depart
ment a few days ago in a cablegram
from Consul-General Wildman, and has
juBt been made public. The reason for
keeping the information secret was that
the department wished to ascertain if
possible tbe source of the expedition
and who was responsible for the organ
ization of it.
Consnl-General Wildman, so far as
can be learned, has not yet been able to
get those details.
More Rain in California.
San Francisco, Dee. 20. Another co
pious rain has fallen throughout north
ern and central California. Reports:
from all sections of the state show that
for the past week damp, foggy weathei
has prevailed, so that the soil has ab
sorbed erery bit of tbe rain that fell last
week. In most of the valleys the soil is
in splendid condition for seeding, and
where grain was sown early it has
sprouted and is looking well.
In tbe Sacramento valley the farmers
have ceased worrying over possibilities
of a drouth, and are now confident that
sufficient rain will fall to insure big
crops of grain. The indications are for
a continuance of tbe rain.
Compliment to Simon.
Washington, Dec. 19. Senator Simon
was complimented by the vice-president
today, being appointed a member of the
special committee on tbe centennial of
thecapitol. This will give him a prom
inent place in all proceedings in refer
ence to the ceremonies of tbe occasion
next year, as the senate and house com
mittees will virtually have entire charge
of the affair.
Senator Wilson will leave tomorrow
for Washington, to remain until after
the senatorial election.
Rer. Dr. Daniel Wise.
New York, Dec. 20. Rev. Dr. Daniel
wise is dead at his home in Englewood,
N. J. He was born in Portsmouth, Eng
land, in 1803, and came to this country
in 1833 and became a minister of the M.
Dr. Wise was the author of more than
thirty religions works for young . people.
Several of these books have been trans
lated into other languages. In his early
life, he was strong abolitionists. - -
Want Rev. John Watson.
New York, Dec. 20. Prominent mem
bers of Plymouth church, Brooklyn,
hope that it will be possible to induce
Rev. John W5ton (Ian Macluruu) fo
accept the paetorate soon to be vacated
by Dr. Lyman Abbott. Dr. Watson is
now pastor of the Sefton Park Presby
terian church, Liverpool.
TOE LEGAL RIGHT
Teller's Aidress on the Legal Points m
TOR THE ISLANDS
House Also Has a Speech on tbe Phil
ippines Agricultural Appropria
tion Bill Passed.
Washington, Dec. 20. Senator Teller
occupied the first half of today's session
of the eenate with a speech in advocacy
of the theory that there are no re
strictions upon the right of the United
States to expand its borders so far as to
include far distant territory. He went
into tbe legal points bearing upon tbe
question and incidentally discussed' at
some length the form of government for
the Philippines, saying he would en
courage self government among the ie-
Iandere, and would give them the most
liberal government which they are capa
ble of conducting, but that he would
not take down the American flag where
The house listened to tbe first speech
on the annexation of the Philippines.
Williams, a Democratic member of the
foreign affairs committee, in an hour's
speech, stated his opposition to a pol
icy which would bring the islands under
the sphere of the United States' influ
ence. He contended that it wonld be
hostile to the spirit of our institutions
to assume control of over nine million
people ; that annexation would cost us
$140,000,000 a year ; that the annexation
of the islands met none of the tests
which applied to our past acquisitions of
territory, and would be a mistake from
a social, political and material stand
point. Williams' remarkB received
careful attention, and several times drew
applause from hia democratic col
The agricultural appropriation bill
was passed without material amend
ment. It carried $3,696,322, or $187,120
more than the current law.
In the senate the house resolution pio
viding to adjourn congress from Decem
ber 21st to January 4th,- was adopted
Gallinger favorably reported Proctor's
resolution providing for a commission of
senators to visit Cuba and Porto Rico,
with a view to ascertaining the condi
tion of tbe islands and reporting it with
recommendations to the senate, ' but
npon Hale's objection to present con
sideration the resolution was placed on
the calendar. On motion of Hoar, it
was ordered that on February 22d, im
mediately after tbe senate convenes,
Washington's farewell address be read
by Senator Wolcott.
A bill to extend the time for construc
tion of a bridge across the Columbia
river between Oregon and Washington
by .the Oregon & Washington ' Bridge
Company was passed.
A Successful Trip From London to the
Continent Was Made Yester
day. New York, Dec. 21. A dispatch from
London says: .
Tbe Daily Chronicle successfully car
ried out tbe first trip from . London to
the continent in a cteerable balloon.
For weeks tbe large balloon in tbe
grounds of tbe Crystal Palace baa been
awaiting a northerly or northwesterly
wind. It started at 11;38 o'clock this
The passengers were Percival Spencer,
tbe famous aeronaut, to whom the bal
oon belonged, and Lawr6i.ce Swinburn,
ot the Daily Chronicle staff.
' The balloon'i cubic-capacity ia 56,000
feet, and its weight, empty, ten and a
half hundred weight. The steering ap-
ratus consists of a sail ' twelve feet
square Weighing ten pounds, and a trail
rope 600 feet long, with a bnndred
pound weight at the end. ' When steer
ing becomes necessary the balloon de
scends until the rope trails on the
ground, and by attaching the other end
to one side or other of a ring above tiie
car, the eail is brought round to catch
the wind.. In this manner a course of
four or five points from the direction of
the wind can be eailed.
Although the general purpose of the
trial was to add to tbe knowledge con
cerning steerable balloons, special in
terest attaches to it on ing to the light it
may throw on the fate of Andre, whose
balloon, in which he attempted to reach
the North Pole, was rigged with pre
cisely similar steering aparatus. This is
tbe 14th successful cross-channel trip,
several other attempts having had fatal
WRECK OF TWO
All the Passengers in the Sleeper Were
Thrown From Their Berths and
Three Seriously Injured.
New York, Dec. 21, A rear-end col
lision occurred on tbe Pennsylvania rail
road three miles from Rahway, which
resulted in tbe loss of two lives and in
jury to many persons. The killed are
William C- Dewolf. clerk in tbe ac
coantant's office of tbe Ohio River rail
way, at Parkereburg, Va., and F.
Knight, colored, of Jereey City, porter
of the sleeping car.
About twenty persons were cut and
bruised, and nearly all occupants ot tie
trains in collision were thrown from
their births. The collision was between
the Chicago and New York express and
the Eastern exprees. When three miles
from Rathway, N. J., shortly before 7
o'clock, tbe Chicago and New York ex
press was stopped, according to its en
gineer, by signal. A thick fog prevailed.
The Eastern exprees coming np from be
hind at abont 20 miles per hour dashed
into the Chicago express, sending the
baggage car off the track and crushing
through a Pullman sleeper, which con
tained 15 passengers.
The passengers in the sleeper of the
Chicago express were thrown forward
amid the broken woodwork and escap
ing steam and flying glass. The car
tipped over on its side, and lay slanting
against the bank. The unhurt pas
sengers scrambling through windows.
For two hours two women and two
men lay pinned down in debris, suffer
ing from their injuries. It was im
possible to get them ont until tbe ar
rival of the relief train, which came
about halt past 8. 'The. passengers of
both trains were brought to New York
on trains. The accident is said to have
been caused by a thick fog.
Hitchcock Secretary of Interior.
Washington, Dec. 21. The president
today nominated Ethan A. Hitchcock,
of Missouri, to be . secretary of the in
terior, and F. M. Johnson, of California,
is to be register of tbe land office at
Hitchcock is at present ambassador to
Russia. He was appointed minister
more than a year ago, and when tbe
rank was raised to an embassy he was
Hitchcock . is a wealthy lawyer and
business man of St. Louis, and was for
some time an extensive plate glass man
ufacturer. He is a great-grandson of
Ethan Allen, of Revolutionary fame.
His ancestors were from Vermont, bnt
his father moved south and Hitchcock
was born at Mobile, Ala.
Trouble at Samoa in Selecting a King.
Auckland, New Zealand, Dec. 21.
Advices from Samoa under date of De
cember 16, say there ie serious trouble
in connection with the selection of a
king to succeed the late Malielca. Sup
porters of Mataafa have become warlike,
and it is reported that the German con
sul is supporting Mataafa, in spite of an
agreement arrived at between the con
suls to remain central and allow tbe
chief justice to decide npon the question
Foreign residents fear that there will
be an outbreak of tribal war when the
chief, justice pronounces his decision,
about the end of tbe year, and they are
anxious for naval protection.
Reported to Have Been Assassinated.
Paris, Dec. 20. A dispatch - Irooi
Cape Haytien says it is rumored that
the Mominican president, Henreanx,
was assassinated while incognito attend
ing a christening.
MECCA FOR ALL
EeincM of Twelve Honrs Ii Trans
TWO MORE LINES
ARE NOW COMING
Strong Indications that the Chicago,
Burlington & Quincy and the C. R.
I. & P. are Figuring on Reaching
This Coast and That the Former
Will Make Portland Its Terminus,
CnicAGO, Dec. 22. The Chronicle has
the following: .
There are etrong indications that the
Chicago, Burlington & Qaincy and the
Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific roads
are figuring on extending their lines to
the coast. The absorption of the Ha
waiian and Philippine islands by this
country, it is expected by the owners
of these toads, will open np an immense
transcontinental rail business, both east
Tbe recent deal by which the SantaFe
will have Its own line into San Francisco
in the spring has awawened the officials
of the competing 6emi-transcontin6ntal
An officer of one of the western roads
who has just come from the coast, and
who takes a keen interest in railroad af
fairs out there, says :
"I would not be eurprieed to wake up
some morning and find the transconti
nental situation further complicated by
the announcement that the Burlington
was to be extended to the Pacific ocean.
The Burlington is a great deal near
er tbe coast . than most people im
agine, and I understand that this road
has been surveying through Idaho all
summer one line through Nez Perces
Ppaes and another throngh Lolo pass. I
understand also that two or three inde
pendent lines that are now being built
in Western Idaho and Northeastern
Oregon are intended eventually to form
part of the proposed western extention
of tbe Burlington. -:
"Another point of interest in this con
nection ib the fact that the Burlington
is a large holder of valuable terminal
and dock property at Gray's harbor
which would be of great value to the
company shonld they enter the Oriental
trade. . Such an extension wonld form a
short route from Tacoma to New Or
leans." Denver is now tho WesteJn terminus
of tbe Rock Island, and Billings, Mont.,
is the end of the Burlington's tracks. It
haa been reported that the former com
pany would eoon purchase tbe Colorado
Midland, which would place its termi
nus 400 miles further west. Billinus,
Mont., the end of the Burlington, is 1020
miles from Tacoma, or a little farther
than Ogden is from San Francisco.
While President Purdy, of the Rock
Island, denies the report that bis com
pany is figuring on abeorbing the Mid
land, nothing definite can be learned
regarding the intentions of the Burling
ton. MUSTER OUT
Government Decided Yesterday to Re
lease Fifty Thousand of Them as
Soon as Possible.
. Washington, Dec. 22. The war de
partment has not yet made definite plans
for the muster out of 50,000 volunteers,
which was decided on at the cabinet
meeting yesterday, but it is understood
that work will be pretty well mapped ont
by the first of the year. ..
' Tbe completion of the master oat will
depend on whether the department
adopts the plan of three months f nr
longb or immediate cibcharge, with ivtc
months extra pay, as suggested by Con
gressman HulL , . r - . . . j, - .
It has been practically decided to
master oat all the volunteers in the
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Philippines aB fast as they can be re
placed with regulars, so as not to hamper
the military administration of the
island. Following tbe discharges of the
regimente of the Philippine stations, it
is understood tbe volunteer troops in
the West Indies will be mustered out.
Chicago, Dec. 22. Telegraphic .in
structions were received today from the
secretary of war ordering the Fourth in
fantry at Fort Sheridan, and the Seven
teenth, at Columbus, to eail for the
Philippines on cr before January 15.
The regiments will go via New York and
the Suez canal.
Redaction of Twelve Hours ia the
Washington, Dec. 21. The change of
time to take place January 1st. by East-1
era lines in shortening the mail-train
service, from Washington, New York,
Boston and all points east to Chicago
and St. Paul, will on the same date, be
continued to Montana and the Pacific
coast by an important change made in
the schedule of the Great Northern rail
way, that company having decided to
put on a -limited train on that date, leav
ing St. Paul at 9 a. m., immediately
npon the arrival of the fast mail and
limited trains from Chicago and the
East. This will shorten the train service
to Montana and all points west by, 12
hours, making the delivery of the mails
possible at Helena and Butte the second
nigbt from Chicago, arriving at Seattle
and coast cities tbe third night, thus
making continuous service to the Puget
sound and Portland for both passengers
and the United States mails. Its eecond.
coast train will leave St. Panl at 8 p. m.
daily, tons giving doable train service
from St. Paul and Chicago to Montana
and all Western points. .
Six Persons Killed by an Avalanche on.
Seattle, Wash., Dec. 20. The steam
er. Al-Ki, which arrived here from
Alaska, biings meager particulars of an
avalanche on the Chilkoot pass, in
which at least six people were killed.'
Tbe name of the sixth person has not
Contrary to the advice of old-timers,
who realized that the trip was a danger
ous one, in yiew of recent storms, the.
party set out with light outfits. It was
storming very hard when they crossed
the summit,but they succeeded in reach
ing Crater Lake, where the blizzard
forced them to camp, 'although it was
but seven miles to their destination.
While encamped there tons of ice and
snow, mixed with rocks and timber, .
swept over them, evidently without
warning, and went on down the valley,
leaving them buried under several feet
of hard snow . Their bodies were found
two days later by a searching party. Tbe
bodies were not braised in the least.
Explosion Kills 300 Chinese Soldiers.
' London, Dec. 20. A dispatch from
Shanghai says a powder magazine, situ- :
a ted in the center of the Chinese camp,
in Hankow, exploded, leveling a equare
mile of bouses. It is estimated that
300 soldiers were killed, including the
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