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ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 1897.
EVENTS OF THE DAY
Epitome ot th Telegraphic
Newi of the World.
TERSE TICKS I EOK THE WISES
the Tw HlphrS Frot4
la dnttual Wmwm,
In anticipation of n Increase in tha
American tariff, Canadian distiller! ar
hipping large quantities of whisky to
the United statea. ;
Senator Lindsay, from the commltteo
on Judlolary, Iiai reported tiie bankrupt
or bill substantially aa It waa reported
by Senator Teller, during (he kit con-
great. ; ;
Nineteen bnalnena bnildlnga in
Bloomington, Wit., were burned. The
fire originated In saloon at 1 o'olook
In the morning. The total loss la $80,-
000, with light Insurance.
The senate In executive amnion oon
firmed the nomination of Willli Van
doroiitor, of Wyoming, to be assistant
attorney-general; Charles Schaller to
be major, ordnance department of the
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Representative Evans, of Kentucky,
haa introduced a resolution in congress
requesting the preaidont to give notice
that the United States would terminate
at the end of twelve months the exist
tng commercial reciprocity convention
with the Hawaiian republic ,
A draft ot the treaties between the
Transvaal republic and the Orange Free
State have been concluded at Bloemfon-
teln, the oapital of the latter republic.
and are published in Pretoria. They
give the burghers in eacu state a Iran
cbise In either republic and the two re
publics agree to support one another in
case of attack. The treaties most be
ratified by the volksraada of both re-
The secretary of the treasury has au
thorised the oolleotor of customs at For.
dinando to lame clearance papers to the
suspected filibuster Bermuda, now at
that port. Theae instructions were ill
sued upon reoeipt of an affidavit mode
by the captain ot the Bermuda, pledge
ing himself not to enter, Cuban porta nor
to take on ansa or ammunition to be
transferred to another vessel on the
high aeoa or to do any act in violation
ot the laws of the United States.
The strike on the Erie canal, at Pen
dleton, N, Y., has assumed a serious
aspect. The stonemasons were) attacked
by sixty Italians, because they refused
to quit work. Sheriff Kinney ordered
the Italians to return to their cabins.
They refused, and were reinforced by
Polacks, whereupon the sheriff and
posse fired a volley at them.'' The men
ran from the field. : Three Italian pa
drones have been arrested and brought
to Lockport. Twenty-five men are at
work on the' canal under guard ot a
dosen deputy sheriffs.
Samuel Cosine, an old Yamhill coun
ty pioneer of 1843, died at his home in
McMinnville, at the age ot 78 year.
The Illinois legislature It considering
bill giving fre school books to all
pupils of the public schools of the state.
Mrs. Marcy Smith wot dragged from
the bedside of her dying son in Oak
land, Cl., in a orosed condition. For
week she bad stood guard in a little
ootUge where her only boy, Harry, has
been at death 't door from pneumonia.
The mother, worn out by much watch
ing and suffering for want ot food,
gradually lost her reason and was taken
way by force to prevent her doing
harm to those who had oome to nurse
Police Telegraph Operator Harry
Greenhoff, of the East Chicago avenue
station, narrowly escaped death while
' making herolo rescue of a oliild from !
beneath the wheels ot an engine on St
Paul bridge. So near did he become to
being crushed that hisooat was torn off.
The child he rescued wot but 4 years
old, and had wandered on the bridge in
front ot the fast freight train, when
Greenhoff saw Its danger and rescued It,
at the peril of hit own life.
The question of opening the Cascade
timber reserve for the herding of stock
is creating a atir among prominent
stockmen of Eastern Oregon. The vari
ous stock associations In Wasco, Oil
Ham, Crook and Sherman counties pro
pose to raise fund ot $500 to pay the
expenses of a delegate to Washington to
properly present the, matter to con
gress. The question la vital one to
. sheepmen, as the dosing ot the reserve
1 to them means inch a scarcity ot range
, that successful sheopraiaing in Eastern
' Oregon will be impracticable on large
Theodora Durrant has by no meant
given ap the fight tor his life. George
A. Knight has been added to his coun
sel, and it now preparing a petition ask
ing the supreme court for reHearing
of the application previously made and
denied, for a new trial. If thit peti
tion, which will be sumbitted without
argument, be denied, at the distriot
attorney anticipates, there will only re
main the possibility ot securing the in
terference ot the federal courts in Dur
ranft behalf. Falling In that, only
the action of the president can step be
tween the condemned man and the gal-
loWt. v ' : - ;
The Brooks locomotive works, of
Dunkirk, N. Y., has resumed on full
time. The force has been greatly in
creased during the past week. It is
expeoted the fall force will beemployed
in all the departments before April I.
Sylvester Scovel, the correspondent,
who wot imprisoned in Cuba, has ar
rived in New York on board the Begur
noa, from Havana. t Mr. Scovel was in
the best of health; and stated that a
great deal of sympathy had been wasted
on him, as he had been treated with
great consideration ant kindness.
WORLD'S WHEAT CROP.
The Yield of Lat Year the Imallest In
Chicago, March 80. The Times.
Herald's Washington special says:
mi. ..... . . ..
ine worlds wneat crop lor 1KD0 was
8,488,8011,000 bushels. This fact will
ho officially announced by the secretary
of agriculture in a report to be issued
this week. Although the total wheat
crop wa 118,000,000 bushels lent than
in 180B, it was larger than earlier est!
mates indicated. This was largoly due
to an increase of 09,000,000 bushels In
the final estimates of the central statis
tical bureau, over the November est!
mate of the minister of agricultuie of
that country. The crop for 1898 was
the smallest In six years.
Regarding the distribution ot the
prop of the United States for 1800, the
report will state:
; The Increase In price which beiran in
the fall of 1888 to stimulated sales that
many parts of the country are now left
with only sufficient for seed. All sec
tions report an exceptionally small per-
ceniage on nana, the general average
Doing 80.6, against 28.8 last year, and
jsliowing but 88,000,000 bushels in
farmer's hands March 1. An unusnul
ly small amount of the crop of 1895 re
mainsbut 8 per cent, against 4.7 per
cent of the 1894 crop so held a year
A larger proportion than usual must
be retained for home consumption.
The average percentage so retained is
48.8, against 41.1 last year, when the
inducements to export were weaker.
TWO AMENDMENTS ADOPTED.
Washington, March 80. The prog
ress of the bouse on the tariff bill to
day was even slower than yeaterday.
Only five mora pages of the 103 pages
of the bill were disposed of, making
fourten pages in all in the two of the
five days allowed for consideration
under the five-minute rule. At this
rate, only thirty-one pngna of the bill
will be disposed of before the bill comet
to a final vote. Only two amendments
were adopted today, each an amend
ment on the wayt and means commit
tee. All the Questions involved in the
tariff, with occasional incursions into
the realms of the financial theories,
furnished fruitful topics for the mem
bers. Fully two hours were spent in
the discussion ot whether the foreigner
or the oonsuiner paid tax. This ques
tion bids fair to consume much more
time before the debate closes.
Bailey, the leader of the apportion,
was absent almost all day, and Rich
ardson and McMlllin bore the brunt of
the hard fighting. The Democratic
policy, so far as it has been disclosed,
seems to be to attack the bill at every
point, making trusts the especial object
of assault. The Republicans are trying
to advanoe the consideration by refrain
ing from debate, but they are forced by
the attacks of the opposition to defend
The Penally fur Faxing Defoe
Washington, March 80. Letters by
the bushel have been pouring in on the
treasury department, asking tor infor
mation concerning the new law in rela
tion to the passing of mutilated coin,
although those seeking the information
might, in a majority of cases, have se
cured it from the United States dis
trict attorney or secret service officers
ot their respective localities.
In brief, it may be explained that
the law is in the main an extension of
that against counterfeiting. It provides
that the passing of mutilutod or defaced
coins or the mutilation of defacement
of coin for any purpose shall be held to
be a criminal offense, puniuhuhle by
imprisonment for a period of one to five
years and a fine of 100 to $ 3,000.
Under this law the practice ot present
ing ladies with coins of gold or silver,
with the initials of the donor engraved
thereon, to be worn as bangles, will be
a criminal offense.
.The law also drives out of existence
a number of people who have made a
living by purchasing mutilated coins at
a reduction from their face valuo and
plugging up the holes so skillfully that
the original mutilation could not be
discovered. Even this kind of tamper
ing with money will be regarded as an
offense under the statute.
The Lnarada's Voyage.
Philadelphia, March 80. The fa
mous filibustering steamer Laurada ar
rived in the Delaware last night, after
having successfully landed tiie most
important expedition yet sent from
this country to Cuba, and tonight is
anchored in the river below Wilming
ton. Hope for the Laurada's safety
had been practically abandoned by all
except those connected with the Cuban
junta. ". ' ' '. "
Wichita Lands to Be Opened.
Perry, O. T., March 80. Recent
advices from Washington are that the
Wichita oountry, owned and occupied
by the Kiowa, Comanche and Apache
Indians, will be opened ny May i. J.ne
gold and silver excitement in the Wich
ita mountains has drawn hundreds on
the border of this oountry, and the
opening is expected to be of more note
than any previous opening of the In
dian territory lands.
Washington, March 80. Snce the
change of administration, over 80,000
annlicationt for positions have been
filed at the postofflce department. Tb
number is said to be somewhat smaller
than four years ago. All the papers
have been recorded and classified and
the oases made up to date. Up to the
close of business today the appoint
ment division of the interior depart
ment hasreoordod 1,000 applications for
presidential positions under the Interior
A CYCLONE IN TEXAS
Great Damage Done In the
Vicinity of Austin.
LOSS OF LIFE IS REPORTED
tlonie Wore Unroofed and Trees
1 Were Split Aaonder by
",. the Terrldo Wind.
Austin, Tex., March 80. Today the
city and country was visited by a cy
clone that did great damage. The wind
oame from tiie southwest, and blew at a
rate of about aixty miles an hour for
nearly twenty minutes, tearing down
trees or splitting them asunder with
terrifio force. Several clectrio towers
were blown down, and quite a number
of houses in the residence portion wore
blown down, and in several cases nar
row escapes from death are reported.
The new unoccupied residenoe of
Burt McDonaly was blown down, strik
ing against the residenoe of William
Vlning, knocking in one side of the
building. Two children who were in
the room playing narrowly escaped.
The roofs of a number of residences
were torn off, and in addition to doing
much damage to the state university,
the wind blew off the entire roof ot the
adjoining dormitory. Great damage
was done to the building, and the prop
erty of the 80 studenta therein, many
of whom fled for their lives when the
roof was carried away. The roof was
carried 100 yards, crushing the roof of a
cottage in which four people were seat
ed, but none were even Injured, though
they were entombed by falling debris.
A ohurah just to the north of the
university hod the entire east side
blown in and waa unroofed, the wind
Carrying the roof a block away. The
residenoe of Dr. Graves, immediately
north of the church, wot lifted from its
foundation and twisted completely
around and set down in the same place.
o badly damaged, however, that none
(of the doors could be opened to permit
the escape of the frightened inmates.
The small town of Clarksville, near
this city, was swept by the wind, and
many horses were killed by flying de
bris, while a number ot small houses
were blown down, though fortunately
the inmates were not killed. Several
were badly maimed, however. With
the terrific wind came a driving rain,
that wot little short of a flood, and
twept everything before it
Persons arriving on the evening
trains bring reports from the surround
ing country that the storm was general
in this section.
The small town of Bua was roughly,
handled by the storm, quite a number
of houses being blown down, and one
or two persons killed, though their
names are not obtainable, owing to the;
faot that most of the telegraph wiresj
are down, and news is very meager.
This is the worst storm that has ever
visited this section, and it has laid
waste everything in its track, but for
tuuately so far few deaths are reported!
The storm wat over in an hour, and
the sun came out as brightly as though
nothing had happened.
Calvert, Tex., March 80. Late de
tails of the storm show that the loss ot
property will reach into the thousands.
Many fine dwellings were demolished.
At Calvert an old lady and two child
ren were in their house and were fa
tally injured by the collapse of the
building, which was partly burned,
notwithstanding the torrents of rain.
The loos to property in and around Cal
vert is estimated at 9100,000. Many
roofs and ohimncys were blown down.
People living here for twenty-five years
say they never witnessed inch a fearful
storm. All telephone as well as tele
graph lines were prostrated. -
Bad Fire la Fortamouth, Virginia.
Norfolk, Va., March 80. A fire oc
curred at Portsmouth this morning,
making many farailies homeless and
causing (100,000 damage. Fire origi
nated in Whitehirst'a hall, corner of
Green and Glasgow streets, and burned
the block to London street A high
wind swept the flames southward, and
at 3 A. M. the steeple ot the Catholio
ohurah, three blocks away, caught fire
from a brand. In less than half an
hour the edifice was in ruins. The
flames spread to a row of residences on
High street, and, while they were
burning, the flying sparks caused an
other blase In Newton, about i mile
away. Assistance was rendered from
Norfolk and while the fire was at its
height the militia was called out to
protect property and aid the firemen. ,.'
'.' ' Made New Record. '. -
San Francisoo, March 80 The Mer
chants' Exchange has a dispatch from
London announcing the arrival of the
British ship Militiades, which sailed
from this port on Deoember 99, making
the trip in eighty-four days. , This is
the fastest time on record tor a sailing
vessel between San Francisoo and Lon
don. The Miltiadea was grain laden,
oharterod by G. W. McNear.
To AbolUh Capitol PunUhment.
Denver, March 89. The state senate
passed the Engley bill providing for
the abolition ot capital punishment.
The bill recently passed the house, and
now only awaits the governor's signa
ture. . .. ' '
New York Hotel Mjr.tery,
New York, March 80. Anthony
Marshall, who was found unconscious
yesterday in the Marine hotel, while
two women were lying dead in the
same apartment, all having been over
come by illuminating gas, died today
in the hospital where he hod been
taken, without recovering his senses.
The two women were identified by rela
tives at the morgue.
: Dr. Koch is said to have discovered
COULD NOT TOUCH IT.
Hone Dflmwriti Tried to Amond the
Tariff Hill, i
Washington, March 29. The tariff
bill was thrown open for amendment
under the B-minute rule in the house
today. Seven, weary hours of work
only served to dispose of nine pages of
the 168 pages of the bill. All the
amendments offered by the Democrats
were rejected. Three slight amend
ments by the committee, were adopted,
and also an amendment by Mahaney to
increase the duty on white lead from
)i cents to 8 oents per pound, the rate
In the act of 1890. The present duty
is cents Mahaney said the in
crease was asked for by a concern which
was independent of the lead trust. It
was adopted by a strict party vote.
Tiie discusaion covered a wide range
of political topics, and at times was
By far the most important feature of
the day was the attempt of Dockery,
Cooper and others, backed by the entire
opposition, to secure a vote on an
amendment' offered in a multitude of
forms, which provided that in case it
should be shown to the satisfaction of
the president that any article made
dutiable by the. bill was controlled by
a trust or combination, the duty upon
such article should be suspended. Ding
ley made the point of order that the
amendment was not germane to the du
tiable list, and would not be in order
nntil the tree list was reached. For
almost three hours this point of order
was gono over and mode the subject of
criminations and recriminations. The
Democrats contended that if the
amendment was ruled out it would
never be voted upon, as the free list,
in all human probability, would not be
reached before the final vote was taken.
The olmir sustained the point of order.
An appeal was taken, but the chair was
sustained by a strict party vote 158
tO 104. ... 77; ....
... . In the Senata. :
Washington, Maroh 29. Another
brief discussion of the civil service bill
occurred during the open session of the
senate today, Mr. Gal linger presented
several forms. issued by the civil serv
ice commission to substantiate his re
cent statement that certain applicants
for office were required to hop on one
foot for twelve feet. He said his state
ment had been challenged by several
penny-a-liners and by one member of
the civil service commission. The sen
ator read tho "hopping provision" and
several other questions as to the weight
and height of typesetters, which he
characterized as absurd. Referring to
the size and weight requirement, Gal
"Phil Sheridan could not ,:' have
served the government if the civil
service commission aould have got at
The latter was referred to the civil
A resolution was adopted asking the
president for information as to the
death ot American sailors at Santiago
de Cuba; also resolutions asking the
attorney-general for information of any
proposition to sell the Union Pacific
, Owing to the public demand for
copies of the recent decision of the su
preme court sustaining the anti-trust
laws applicable to railroads, it was de
termined to print the majority and mi
nority opinions as a senate document
Large Bum to Charity.
New York, March 89. The World
confirms the report that Baroness
Hirsch is about to expend $1,600,000 in
charity in this city. Oscar Strauss,
ex-minister to Turkey and trustee of the
Baron Hirsoh fund, which expends for
charitable and educational purposes
the income of 13,400,000 annually,
says that Baroness Hirsch has appropri
ated a sum sufficient to buy land and
put up a building for the Baron Hirsch
trade sohool to be established.
She has further appropriated $1,000,
000 for the building of model houses for
the poor in the tenement district or
wherever the trustees of the fund may
determine. In addition she will build
a working girls' home on plans similar
to those of other homes she has built
The baroness has authorized the edu
cational alliance, whose work is chiefly
among the Russian Hobrews, to pay off
at her expense the 1 00,000 mortgage
on its property.
Probably a Murder. ,
Tacoma, Wash., March 89. Peter
Olson, a horse trader, who always car
ried large sums of money on his per
son, was struck on the head tonight
with a large cold chisel, by some per
son unknown, and will die. Olson was
in a lonely part of the city, and was
not found till about 8:80 P. M. Just
how long he had been lying there is
not known. When found, there was
only a $10 bill in his watch fob, but
near his body was a 60-cent piece and
his keys. The police have no due fur
ther than the cold .chisel the deed was
done with. The doctors say Olson can
not recover nor regain consciousness, as
the weapon was driven in his head to
the base of the brain.
Oermany Step Out. ;
Constantinople, March 29. It is as
serted here tonight, on what is regard
ed as reliable authority, that, in conse
quence of the refusal of Lord Salisbury
to join in a blockade of Greek ports,
Germany has given notioe to the pow
ers of her intention to withdraw from
the concert. -
' Flro In The Dalles Coreet Factory..
The Dalles, Or., March 29. From
ashes in a paper box was started a fire
in the corset factory over the Van Nor
den jewelry store at 8 o'olock this
morning. Prompt action by the fire
department prevented serious damage.
Van Nordon's loss amounts to $200,
fully oovered by insurance. 7
A great international congress of
science will be held at Dover, England,
and across the channel at Boulogne,
GENERAL DEBATE ENDS I
Tariff to Be Discussed in
NOTHING EXCITING OCCURRED
Credential of the New Florida Ren
a tor Were Referred to tho
Washington, March 27. The four
days' general deabte in the house on the
Dingley tariff bill closed tonight. The
bill will now be open for debate nnder
the five-minute rule for five days, when
the vote will be taken.
Bailey, the opposition leader, who
was to have closed the general debate
for his side today, was unable to make
his speech, owing to a sore throat, and
a mutual arrangement was made for an
hour's debate on each side just before
the final vote is taken.
The speech-making today was not of
a very lively order, but the crowds m
the galleries continued.
Five members of the ways and means
committee spoke today Tawney, Dal
acll, Russell, Payne and Stone. Tiie
other speakers at the session were Tal-
bert, Clark, Muguire, Gunn, Cox, Mc-
Rae, Grow, Simpson, Curtis, Burke,
Lentz, Colson, Haw ley, DeArmond and
Fitzgerald. . .
. '"',;7- The Routine Report.
wasnington, March 27. This was
the last day of the general debate on
the tariff bill in the house. Talbert,
Democrat, of South Carolina, in the
presence of a scant audience, opened
the debate. The house rapidly filled,
Talbert talked a great deal about robber
Champ Clark, Democrat, of Missouri,
followed. Ho said as a Democartic
politician he rejoiced in the passage of
the pending bill, because after it bad
become a law every storekeeper would
be obliged to make a Democratic speech
every time be made sale. The pass
age of this bill, bo said, would give the
Democrats s hundred majority in the
next congressional election.
After brief remarks by Muguire, Deni'
ocrat, of California, and Gunn, Popa
list, of Idaho, Tawney, Republican, of
Minnesota, member of the ways and
means committee, took the floor for
twenty minutes. Tawney defended the
lead schedule, winch had been attacked
by Gunn. The latter said he had no
criticism to make of the rates. He
only asked that they be collected.
Tawney asserted the classification of
this schedule wob snoh that the duties
could not be evaded. The purpose of
the framers of the schedule was to give
American labor employment in smelt
ing Mexican and Canadian ores, and at
the same time fully protect the Ameri
can lead miner.
Simpson, Populist, of Kansas, enter
tained the house for five minutes. He
read from McKinley 'a speech at the
Minneapolis convention a declaration
that the foreigner paid the tax, whUh
be ridiculed. The last congress, he
said increased the appropriation $50,
000,000, and now, according to Mc
Kinley 's theory, taxes on . foreigners
were to be increased to pay for extrava
gance. The foreigner should be glad,
he said that the last congress bad not
been a two-billion-dollar congress. If
the taxes of the foreigner could be suffi
ciently increased, he-observed sarcastic
ally, the surplus could be distributed
among our people and every day would
be Sunday here. (Laughter.)
Simpson said he was himself a farmer
who farmed farms, not farmers. If the
Republicans had desired to do some
thing practical for the farmers, why,
he asked, had they left hides on the
free list? Simpson announced himself
Cox and Mi-Rae of Arkansas followed.
The latter ridiculed the. idea that pros
perity had existed under the McKinley
law, or would exist nnder the Dingley
bill, if it became law.
Grow, the venerable ex-speaker, made
a general speech in favor of the theory
of protection. The latest Democratic
cry of more money and less taxes, he
said, was preposterous.
Dulzell reviewed the results of the
Wilson and McKinley laws and de
nounced the ad valorem system as giv
ing opportunity for immense underval
uation. The Senate Prooeedlug.
Washington, March 27. The senate
had a half-hour open session early in
the day and thon was four hours in ex
ecutive session on tho arbitration treaty
and resumed the open session to go on
the bankruptcy bill. The latter meas
ure, generally known as the Torrey
bankruptcy bill, was read at length and
Nelson offered a substitute differing in
a number of particulars from the com
mittee bill. Tho debate has not yet
Amended credentials were presented
in behalf of John W. Henderson, ap
pointed by the governor of Florida to
the seat vaoatod by Call. : It brought
out a statement from Hoar, acting ohair
man of the committee on privileges and
eleotions, that action on the pending
election oases was delayed by the un
certainty as to the committee organiza
tion in the senate. The revised cre
dentials were referred to the elections
Spoouer suggested that the question
had already been elaborately argued
and settled settled both ways.
"The inference from that sugges
tion," pursued Stewart, "is .that we
vote on theae cases aocording to our
The manner of settling this is by
means of an international agreement
for the free coinage of silver," re
marked Hoar, facetiously. ; "When
that is accomplished, the senator from
Nevada will have no further objec
ALL GOING TO PI EC to.
We tern Tram Aasoelatlona Are Break-
' Ing V. , . ,
Chicago, Maroh 29. The Chicago tk
Northwestern, the Missouri Pacific and
the St Louis ft San Francisco filed no
tices of withdrawal .today from all the
traffic associations ot which they were
members. The Louisville 6c St. Lonit
Air Line also withdrew from the South
ern States Association, of which it wat
a member. ,
A meeting of executive officers of
Western roads wat held today at the
office of the third vice-president of the
Santa Fe to talk over the situation. At
the close, however, it wot announced
that no concerted action had been de
cided upon, and none wat likely to be.
The more the decision of the supreme
court it considered, the more clearly
does it appear that not a vestige of
ground it left traffio associations, aa
they have heretofore been conducted,
an which to stand. All that now re
mains for the roads to do is to direct
their energies toward securing legisla
tion that will open some way for them
to conserve their interests and prevent
their revenue from being dissipated.
None of the associations attempted to
do anything today. No circulars were
issued by any one of them, and no at
tempts were made to enforce observ
ance of agreements. As yet, no rate
cutting has been resorted to as a result
of the action of the association. The
roods are attending to routine busi
ness, and seem to be afraid to take ag
gressive action of any kind.
A mass meeting of passenger men,
representing the Western, Transconti
nental, Ohio river and Southern lines,
was held today. It was entirely in
formal, no resolutions being adopted or
concerted action of any kind agreed to.
A Committee Appointed
Half tho Amount.
Lincoln, Neb., March 29. W. J.
Bryan will give half the royalties from
the sale of his book, "The First Bat
tle," to the cause of bimetallism, and
has appointed a committee, whose duty
it will be to properly expend the funda
reserved for that purpose. The com
mittee is composed of the following per
sons: Senator J. K. Jones, ot Arkan
sas; Senator H. M. Teller, of Colorado;
Senator Allen, of Nebraska, and A. J.
Warner, president of the National Bi
In answer to his publishers, W. B.
Conkey & Co., Chicago, stating that
$16,000 was due him as royalty on the
first month s tales, Mr. Bryan at once
instructed them to forward $4,500 to
Mr. Jones; 1,500 to Warner, $1,500 to
Allen and $500 to Teller, and certified
checks for these amounts were sent to
Mr. Bryan based his division on the
vote he received from the fonr parties
represented by the gentlemen named.
Brother Fought a Duel.
Greensburg, Ind., March 89. G- ,
and Calvin Holmes, brothers, fought a
duel to the death near Moore's Hill,
yesterday. They were twina, 82 years
old. They were members of a promi
nent and wealthy family.
Miss Higgs, over whom they fonght,
is 20 years old, the daughter of one of
the wealthiest families in the county.
About a year ago George Holmes began
paying attentions to Misa Higgs, and
was favorably reoeived. Lost Christ
mas hit brother Calvin returned from
college and met the young lady at a
neighborhood dance. They at once
seemed smitten with each other, and
this aroused the jealousy of the girl's
lover. Nothing wat known of hit feel
ings, however, until Sunday night
when Miss Higgs jilted him for his
brother, and a quarrel ensued. .
Yesterday the brothers met in the
road. They quarreled and struck each
other, when Calvin fired. . Several
shots were exchanged, when George
dropped dead. Calvin is wounded over
.7-:-' Tho Tohat Maaaaere. '
Constantinople, March 29. ' The
Greek patriarch issued an official re
port that there were 700 persons, in
cluding a number of Greeks, killed in
the recent massacres at Tokat. The
porte, fearing an outbreak here, has ar
rested eight Armenian suspects.
It is stated that the sultan is solicit
ing an explanation, through the Turk
ish ambassador at St Petersburg, of
the concentration of Russian troops
upon the Turkish frontiers. On the
other hand, the rumor is revived of the
existence of a secret treaty, by tiie
terms of which Russia undertakes to
uphold the integrity of Turkey; who
thereby becomes her vassal. It is al
leged there can be no other reason for
Russia's unexpected attitude toward
Found Half Starved.
Tocoma, Wash., March 29. Offloer
Desmond, while partolling his beat to
day, beard a child screaming. On in
vestigation he found a half-starved
ohild chained to the wall of a foul cel
lar. Frank Tocum claims to be the
father of the child. The child was
turned over to the Society for the Pre
vention of Cruelty ot Children and the
police are investigating the matter and
will probably arrest Yocum. : .
An electric roller for massage pur
poses is composed of plates of copper
and lino and generates its own elec
tricity. Klncald Unchanged.
Salem, Or.. March 29. The state
board of agriculture held a meeting
here today. The members of the board
claim that the act creating the board
carries the appropriation, and Secretary
of State Kinoaid was waited upon to
ascertain if warrants would be issued
for the fair. Secretary Kincaid reas
serted hit former declaration! that no
warrants would be drawn for the agri
cultural societies, unlest oompelled by
update of oou- .
evidence , of Steady Growth
ITEMS OF GENERAL INTEREST
From All tho Cities and Town of
: tho ThrlTlna- tutor ft tea
. About forty tons of corn are oelng
shipped from Nebraska to Dallas.
The principal of the Jacksonville
public schools it paid $1,000 a year.
Eleven hundred sacks of potatoes
were shipped south by the latest
steamer out of Coos bay.
An eagle wot shot on the Siuslaw last
week that measured seven feet from tip
to tip and weighed ten pounds.
The grand jury in Douglas county re
ported that the county jail in Roeeburg
is insecure, for the safe custody of pris
oners. Frosts in Umatilla county have in
placet taken off the tops of the grain a
little, but no serious damage has been
Farmers in Sherman county have
about finished plowing and arc now
waiting for the ground to dry enough
to begin seeding.
A boy living near Centerville, in
Washington county, a few days ago
shot a hawk on the wing that measured
four feet six inches from tip to tip.
Lambing has begun on some of the
sheep ranches in Sherman county, and,
in spite of unfavorable weather, a good
percentage of the lambs is being saved.
Commissioner Lee, of Fremont, Neb.,
who at one time mode annual purchases
of sheep in Grant county, has returned
again thit year, and will buy a band.
The sheriff of Crook county prevent
ed a jail break last week by discovering
in tmie a hole in the jail wall that one
of the prisoners had dug out with a
Coyotes are Increasing so fast near
Hayes bill, in Josephine county, that
the number of quail, large gray squir
rel and other small game is rapidly dis
The county court of Harney, at its
recent session, ordered the new Burns
road opened. The road is to extend
straight westward from the bridge near
Saver's mill, to the south end of the
town of Burns.
It costs tu i city of Pendleton about
$50 every time a fire alarm is turned
in, whether the fire amounts to any
thing or not, and it ia suggested that
some mora economical arrangement
thonld be made with the firemen.
Joseph Hall, who was found dead
near Medford lost week, with a bullet
hole in hit head, bavine been shot '
from behind, was a bachelor, and about
45 years of age. He had lived on ELk
creek, where he waa killed, about two
Washington. .- -
A warm wave brought relief to the
etockraisert in Adams county lost week.
The plan of spreading disease among
the squirrels by inoculating some ot :
them and turning them loose will be
tried in Adams county. . ; : ,
The severe weather and a lack of feed
was the cause of several hundred head
of stock dying, one man losing at the -
rate of seven head a day.
Scarcely any plowing has been done
around Oakesdsle, but as the snow is
now , rapidly melting, and the ground
is not frozen, a large acreage will be
put to wheat.
The commissioners tent to. North
Yakima to treat with the Yakima In
dians for the sale of their lands have
left for Montana, being unable to ac
- The Indians along the Sans Poil are
busy pulling up the location stakes that .
were driven on the Colville reservation
bars by the locators that expected to
tee the reservation opened.
A band of horses and oattle has been
started from Rock oreek valley for the
bald hills of the., SU Mary's, where
there is plenty of feed. The farmers
in Rock oreek valley have run out of
Taxes are being paid into the county
treasury in Spokane at a rate that may
make it unnecessary for the county to
negotiate a loan for $36,000 with which
to pay interest on the county's funding
bonds. ... '. 7.
: The hunters of Pierce county will
meet to the number of about 100, and
drive Fox island, from end to end, on
April IT, for the purpose of slaughter
ing coons and othor "varmints" on the
Gin Pon, a Chinese, who was con
victed of murdering Lee Tong in Spo
kane, has been denied a rehearing by
the supreme court, and will now be re
sentenced to hang, unless there should '
be an appeal to the United States su
preme oourt. ,
A sawmill and box factory is being
erected near the Great Northern depot
in Wenatchee. This location will be
convenient for fruit shippers this season
as they . can unload their fruit, and,
without going out of the way, take on
a load of boxes for the return trip.
Tacoma's lumber manufacturing con
cerns are unusually busy just now. The
St. Pa" I and Tacoma mill is running
day and night to get out the orders.
The Wheeler-Osgood Company began to
ran day and night last week. The 00m
pany haa reoently been getting out the
largest order ever placed with a Ficifio
Northwest firm for lumber for Africa.
The Tacoma mill is kept busy turning
out the fir lumber.
The printers' copy of the senate
journal of the recent legislature is ready
to be turned over to the state printer.