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ST. HELENS, OltEOON, FRIDAY, APRIL M, 1897.
EVENTS OF THE DAY
Epitome ol th Telegraphic
News of the World. ,
TEfiSB TICKS FEOM TBI WISES
A a Interesting Collection of lUutiM
; Ik Two onslsphores rm.ito4
tu a Condensed fm
Carter Harrison ha been elected
mayor of Chicago. ..
Tlie prcsldont linn mimed Theodore
Roosevelt, of New York, to be assiitant
eoretary of navy.
The board of control of ihe state of
Washington unanimously appointed J.
B. Catron warden of tlie penitentiary
at Walla Walla.
The London Truth y that It learn
that Queen Victoria is doing her bent
toioouretlie appointment of Francis
Joseph Battenburg as governor of Crete.
The Oregon City land office, In an
swer to numerous loiter of Inquiry,
announce that no date ha yet been
announced by the president for the
opening to the public ol the Klamath
It i reported that the foreign am
bassador at Constantinople havedrawn
up a broad aoheme of autonomy for
Crete, giving the annemhly power to
choose a governor, to be' afterward
approved by the aultan, and granting
A London dispatch ay tlie arch
bishop of Canterbury will personally
deliver Into the hand of Mr. Bayard,
on tlie latter' return to London, the
log of the Mayflower, which" the con
istorial court recently decided to pre
t to the United State.
There ! a aoarcity of onion In the
California market. Dealer ay that
all the California onion crop wa hip
pod a toon a gathered to the Eastern
and Southeastern itatei, and that a
corner ha been effected in the Wash
ington and Oregon orop.
The prisoners In the Clatsop county
jail at Astoria, dug a hole under an old
ink in the Jail and some of them made
an effort to escape. Sheriff Hare ar
rived Just lu time to caloh Peter Fus
tin, who had crawled through the hole
and hidden under the sidewalk.
William Rothlage, an inmate of the
county jail at Union, committed sui
cide in hi cell, by hanging. He wa
insane and wa in jail waiting to be
transported to Salem. The body wa
taken to La Orande for burial, in ac
cordance with the last request ol the
The supreme courtroom In Washing
ton, D. a, and the corridor without
were crowded with spectator, attracted
by the appearance of William J. Bryan
a counsel in a case. The ease on
hearing Involved the constitutionality
of the law of the state of Nebraska to
regnlata railroad, to classify freight
and to Hi rate. ;
The eity authorities ol Memphis,
Tenn., have issued an appeal for aid for
the sufferer along the submerged Mi
The Turkish port 1 endeavoring to
negotiate with the Ottoman bank for a
loan of fSOO.OOO, for the purchase of
cannon, but it i not believed the at
tempt will be uooesful.
A body of coolie numbering 0,000,
who struck recently against an inorease
of taxes, engaged in an anti-foreign
demonstration In Shanghai, China.
Two men were killed, and it wa neces
sary to call the marine to assist in
auellina the riot
The Pacific can factory at Astoria,
Or., turned out S3.000.000 can last
Tear. 8.000.000 of which were shipped
to the Sound, Superintendent Kendall
ay he expect to manufacture more
can this year than last. The company
paid $33,000 duty on tlnplate on April 1
A a result of the serious disagree
ment between President Errasuria and
the minister of the interior, growing
out of the appointment by the latter of
governor and other officials not satis
factory to the president, the entire
Chilean cabinet ha resigned in order
to give the president fall liberty of ao-
. tion. .
Bradstreet' report that the tinplate
factories of the United State are pro
ducing at the rate of 280,000 tons, or
4,600,000 boxes a year. The official
figure in ton of the decrease in import
from Great Britain, are a follow:
1808, 938,638; 1894, 330,870; 1805,
833.901; 1806, 118,061, allowing a fall
ing off of 60 per cent in two yean.
Governor W. T. Thornton ha wired
to Washington hi resignation a gov
ernor of New Mexico. His oomnils
sion will expire on the 16th init., but
he ha alway declared he would resign
as soon a the Borrego gang of consplra
tor wa executed. Most of the gover
nor' time for the next year will be
pent In the Sonora, Mexico, gold field.
A inowslide oocurred at the Corinth
mine in the Slooan country, killing
three men and carrying away the head
of the Aerial tramway recently erected
mere. John K. Brown, a hotel pro'
prletor of a Harrison hot springs, is
thought to have perished in a slide
while out prospecting In the Harrison
lake district. Brown wa tracked to
, the alido by Indian, but no further
trace of him can be found. '
Great enthusiasm wa manifested in
Athens, Greece, during the fete or'
ganized to oelebrate the anniversary of
the declaration of 1831 of the inde
pendence of Greece from Turkish rule,
The scenes throughout the day, al
though very brilliant, were lacking in
the usual imposing military display.
on account of the large number
troop sent to the frontier. The ab-
once of pleasant exchange between the
people here wa also in striking con'
trait with other year. Otherwise th
usual custom were followed.
RIVERA Witt NOT BE SHOT.
Spanish Minister Hay His Elocution
Was Never Contemplated.
Washington April IS. Advice re
ceived by the Spanish minister state
that General Rivera, who i lying
wounded near Havana 1 not in a seri
ous condition, and that his wound are
not likely to prove fatal. Inquiry a
to the status of the prisoner elicited
statement by tlie minister to the effect
that at at no time has the Spanish
government or General Weylur had any
idea of shooting Rivera.
Havana, April 13. General Huts
Rivera remain at San Cristobal, lie
I recovering from hi wound. In the
event of a summary trial, It la not
likely he will be sentenced, but be will
be held a a prisoner of Var. .,
' A Rumor That Klvera Was Freed.
Key West, April 13. New wa re
ceived last night that the Cuban iniur
gent had made an attack on the train
upon which General Klvera wa being
taken from Ban Cristobal to Havana.
Report ay the in "urgent were suc
cessful in their attack, and that Rivera
wa freed. It ia impossible to get a
confirmation or denial of the report a
yet, but the Cuban sympathiser here
believe it to be true ana are according
BRYAN WAS HURT.
IMossa Tram Which Ho Was Speaking
Poll Injuria Mot Serious.
St Augustine, Fla., April 13. Hon.
William Jennings Bryan wa Injured
here this evening by the caving in of
the piasaa from which he was speaking.
Nearly 400 men and women were pre
cipitated about twenty feet to the
ground, and many of them were In
jured, but none fatally. Mr. Bryan
was pioked up unconscious, and re
moved to a physician' office, where an
examination revealed that he had re
ceived no injuries of a aeriou charac
ter. It wa deemed best however, to
abandon the reception to have been
given this evening. : . .
- Mr. Brvan arrived at 6:60 P. M
and wa greeted by aeveral hundred
people. At 8:80 he addressed fully
000 people from the piazza or tnesan
Marco hotel. At the close of the
peeuh hundreds of people flocked about
hira, and the strain wa so great that
one section of the piazza forty feet
square fell through.
Only One Bid Received.
Washington. April 18. The navy
department received today but one bid
In answer to an advertisement caning
for proposals for upplying 8,000 ton
of armor for three battle-ships, the
Illinois, Wisconsin and Alabama, and
it wa irregular in form. It came
from the Illinois Steel Company of Chi
cago, and proposed tosuppV 8,000 tons
of armor at $260 a ton, on condition it
be given a 30-year contract to supply
all naval armor. In auoh case the re
mainder of the armor would be sup
plied at 1340 a ton, tlie armor to be
paid for in gold coin.
An alternative proposition, contem
plated the erection of an armor plant
by the government and it supply with
steel by the Illinois company. No
awards were made, and the whole mat
ter will probably be referred to con
gress. -: ' '.
An American Has tho Contrast.
Havana, April 13. Miohael J.
Dady, of Brooklyn, N. Y., has secured
an Important contract to improve the
sanitary condition of Havana. It ia
aid the contract will involve an ex
penditure of about 116,000,000. Work
will be begun next winter, and it will
give Immediate employment to from
4.000 to 6.000 men on sewers and pav
ings, etc. All the preliminaries oi me
agreement have been decided upon,
and it Is reported tnat Mr. uauy nas
as security bonds issued by the city of
Havana to the amount oi fia.uuu.uuu.
Mr. Dady Is now here with bis engt
neer, Mr. Byrne, and the paper are to
be sent to Captain-General Weyler for
Oakland, Cat. April 13. The post-
nfflw t Fifteenth and Broadway will
vn he headauarters ror tlie most con
.i.lnrahle and eneritetto oycling olub in
the city, for the mailoarriors are to ride
wheels. . , . ,
The equipping with wneeis oi wax
land' mail delivery service means
more than would appear at first It
...... nnailhlv another collection and
distribution of mail matter each day,
and a consequent Improvement oi tne
general service. The hours of each oar
rier will be shortened and he will be
supposed to make good time.
It i possible mat tne wrniunc. v.
the men will be extended, but this does
not mean a cutting down in aervloe,
rather an enlargement, a the post
master would be enabled to extend hi
route and reach much further from the
heart of the city.
Palmer Clot a Verdict,
rvntnn. O.. April 18. Tyndttle
Palmer wa yesterday given a verdiot
by jury in the court oi common
for $1.50 in a libel suit against he
Evening Repository. The suit is one
of the last of the many similar once
brought by Palmer againsi newnpwr.
using a pres dispatch in regard to a
land deal. The petition asked for
$50,000. President McKinley is one ol
the stockholder of the paper.
lighting lor Durront's Wo.
San Francisco. April 13.-The attor
ney for Durrant today asked the su
preme court for a writ of error. Ths
petition wa. denied, and the r
will now appeal direct to the United
States supreme oouit for a stay of exe
cution pending the preporation of pa
per for an appeal. ,
Eagle, do not have different mate
every season a. do bird, generally; they
pair for life, and sometime occupy
the same nest for many years.
THE SEALING PROBLEM
What the Recent Presidential
GRAVITY OF THE SITUATION
Possibility of a ierloos entanglement
Unless Matter Is Arrnnged Be
foro tho Heoson Opmis.
Washington. April 18. The recent
appointment of ex-Secretary Foster and
ex-Assistant Secretary Hamlin by thf
president to assist in the negotiation!
now in prowess witn ureal Britain re
spectins the Behring aea fisheries is in'
dicative that tin long-staiming diplo
matic issue has at last assumed gravt
importance, and that an earnest effort
M being made to end the present un
satisfactory state of affairs or to plaot
the subject on such a looting belore tnc
beginning of the approaching session
as will prevent it from pasting into s
more serious phase.
The diplomatic correspondence of thi
past year makes It evident that a sevew
strain was placed upon the patience ol
the officials of both the United Statet
and Great Britain, and the warning
given ouietly but firmly by the British
premier, that further proceedings by
Amorioan reveune outters in the lin
of lost year's programme would not be
tolerated, and the intimation from Sec
retary Olney that there would be nt
change unless additional restriction!
were imposed upon the British sealing
vessels, hold out latent possibilities ol
a serious entanglement for - the twe
friendly powers, unless some arrange
ment can be made before the end ol
Mav. Because of ex-Hecretary Foster i
familiarity with the early Btage of thi
negotiations that led up to the Parii
tribunal, and ex-Hecretary Hamlin'i
conduot of the negotiations of the last'
administration, they have been ohoset
to assist now in composing this threat
The trouble appear to have begur.
principally through the refusal of tht
British authorities to renew lost yeai
the regulation requiring British vessch
going into the seal waters to place theii
firearm under seal, to give effect to tht
Paris regulation, prohibiting tho use ol
such weapons in killing seals. This reg
Ulation was laid down on evidence that
a large proportion of the wall killed
with gun lank and were never recov
ered, involving wasteful mortality
Tlie British having refused to seal ur
their arms, the United States adopted
the plan of making a roost thorough
search of every sealing vessel in Behrin
sea. There was lustinoauon lor s
search In the regulations, but again the
British government protested, ciaiminf
that British vessel were thereby ub-
tacted to unnecessary and most vexa
tious detentions, and that their catchei
ware overhauled and thrown into con
fusion, and that the only result was th
discovery of one skin, in whioh at
Amerioan boarding officer thought he
saw a shot-wound, and of a log-book
few day In arrears in entries. Yet foi
this twenty-six out of twenty-nim
British vessel In the seal waters were
searched eiahtv-two times, and on
boarded six time in twenty-four day
Secretary Olney, on the other hand,
justified the course of the revenue offl
oers by pointing ont tnat an tnree
the seised vessels were convicted
British court. He also gave som
Urtlinn figures to show the need of ad
ditional restrictive regulations, whioh
he invited the British government to
accent From actual oount he showed
that in 1806 no lee than 88,000 deae
leal pup were found on the seal island
whioh had perished from starvation be
cause their mother had been killed al
m hv aalinv vessels. . It was alse
stated that in the same season the ves
aels had taken 44,106 skins, as against
81,586 In the previous year, and Secre
tary Olney asserted that, if the killing
was to so on at thi rate, the total de
truction of the seal herd would be ac
complished in the course of two more
season. To make the ahowing worse
from our point of view, it wa statec
that the lawful catch of the seal islandi
harl largely fallen off. Efforts were
made to devise a way of insuring th
seals aarainst the use of firearm by
poachers, but they came to nothing," and
the upshot was that both wcs stooo
firm, the British warning against fur
ther indiscriminate search of British
vessels, and Secretary Olney standini
on our rights to make it
Meanwhile an expert commissior
sent out by both government made as
exhaustive report tending to .ustait
Secretary Olney' assertion regardinj
the probable extermination of the seah
under present conditions, and it musi
be upon this basis that negotiations wn
now proceed. "
Clemency PromUed for Klvera.
Washington, April 18. Secretary o.
State Sherman stated that he had as
lranona that General Klvera, the in
surgent leader, would not be executed
but would be treatea as a prmunor w
war. General Rivera wa captured af
ter being wounded in a recent battle,
and it was feared for a time that he
would be exeouted by the Spanish au
thorities for hi participation in the
The giraffe i dumb and was nevoi
known to utter any onnd.
Wild Faranlpe FoUoned Them.
English, Ind., April 18. William
Hughes, farmer, and his two sonl
died today from eating wild parsnipi
growing on their farm six miles west o:
here. Mrs. Hughes will probably die,
Roof of a Chnroh Collapsed.
Paris, April 18. While mas. wai
being said in a church near Catres, ii
the department of Tarin, the roof col
lapsed. Seven women and one mat
were killed and three person
wi'tcuslv Iniured. . .
PRUNING THE ITEMS.
Progress of tho Honate Committee With
the Tariff Hill.
Washington, April 13. The Repub
lican senator who are acting as a sub
committee of the senate committee on
finance in the preparation of the tariff
bill are Inclined to postpone the date
of presentation of the bill to the senate
little beyond the limit originally ilxed
by them. They express the opinion
that it may be two weeks from the
present time before it will be in shape
to be reported.
The committee is making satisfactory
progress with tne bin, ana many or
the schedules have revived nnal atten
tion, among them being chemicals and
cottons. None of the more puzzling
questions, however, have been disposed
of. The committee has deemed it
wisest to leave the rate on wool,
sugar, hides, coal, lead, ore, lumber
and all the other important subjects
until the simpler matters can be de
termined. , They take the position that
they can settle the disputed points
more satisfactorily after the other fea
tures of the bill are thoroughly digest
ed and the probable revenue deter
mined. ' Many of the smaller items ac
cordingly have been decided upon.
While no detailed information can
be secured, it is understood many re
ductions have been made. The dispo
sition of the committee is to make a
quite general reduction, but thi is
found to be a task not easy to accom
plish, because of the insistence of sen
ators upon having a high duty for ar
ticles in whioh they are interested.
There are indeed many demands for
increase, and some of these are so
pressing that members of the commit
tee find themselves considerably embar
rassed between their desire to satisfy
senators whose votes will be essential
to the success of the bill and their con
viction that the Interest of the party
demand reduction rather than increase.
FIGHTING HAS BEGUN.
Crock Irregular Crossed tho Frontlet
and Attacked Turks.
Elassona, Macedonia, April 13.
Bands of Greek brgiands have entered
Turkey at Krania, in the vicinity of
Gervno. Turkish troops have been en
gaged with them and fighting has been
proceeding since oo'cioca mis morning.
At Turkish headquarter the new is
looked upon as of the gravest descrip
tion in view of the excitement here.
E1 him Pasha has sent orders to have
everything in readiness for an advance
of the Turkish army in lorce.
A dispatch received at Turkish head
quarter here from Orevno says the
fighting between Wreeks ana iurKs con
tinues. The Turks, following out the
instructions of Edhim Pasha, nave sur
rounded the Greek irregulars, and the
ereater part ot tlie Turkish division
stationed at Grevno is now advancing.
It is impossible to distinguish whether
the invadera are supported by any sub
stantial portion of the Greek army, but
the correspondent is informed that the
moment the Turkish officers ascertain
the presence ot uniforms of Greek regiv
iars in the ranks of the aggressors, Ed
him Pasha will ordor an advance of the
entire Turiksh army. The situation is
NOT ON THE MARKET.
Public Lnnds In Washington Withdrawn
Olympia, Wash., April 13.The
board of state land commissioners made
one of the most important orders today
ever issued by that body. It is to
withdraw from sale all state, granted
school or other lands. Henceforth all
applications for purchase of the publio
lands of the state win do rejeoieu, anu
special deposit already received re
turned. This does not apply to tlie
purchase of timber and material on
state lands, nor to such application as
have prior rights under existing laws
to purchase tide lands.
The reason for this step is said to be
that to sell now. in the present finan
cial stringency, would be to take the
lowest price ever likely to be offered
thus defeating the object for which
tlie several grants were made to the
state. The commissioner , of publio
lands is ordered to lease all these lands
possible to permanent occupants and
improvers to the fullest extent permit
ted under existing laws.
Sherman Pigeonholed It.
Washington, April 13. The senate
resolution protesting against summary
proceedings by the Spanish officials in
Cuba against the captive insurgent
leader. Rivera, ha reached the state
department, through the White House.
Secretary Sherman, regarding it a
merely declaratory of the sense of the
senate, and offered in an advisory
spirit, ha filed it away, and ia not
likely to carry out it suggestion, and
lodge a protest with the Spanish gov
ernment, particulary in view oi tne in
formation he has reoeived that Rivera
U not to be shot
Will Charter a Merchant Ship.
Washington, April 18. In execution
of the act of congress authorizing the
eoretary of the navy to transport con
tribution, for the suffering people in
India, Seoretary Long has taken steps
to procure immediately a Bhip
steamer from the merchant marine.
No naval vessel i. available for this
Drank Aloohol With Fatal Results,
San Diego, Cal., April 18. One
sailor on the oruiser Philadelphia died
today, two others are in a dying oondi'
tion, and several others are dangerous
ly ill. During the night they tapped
ohest of wood alcohol, and stole large
Quantities, which they mixed with
eggs and condensed milk, and drank.
Boston, April 13. The receipts ot
foreign wool at this port this week will
reach a total of 40,000 bales, a record
THE ASIATIC TRADE
Hill Says He Is Building: It Up
and Wants to Keep It.
AIDED BY LOW TRANSPORTATION
Hew Outlet Makes a Higher Price for
Faeifle Const Grnln Wants Tar
tar Made to Fit It.
Washington, April 13. Jamea J.
Hill, president of the Great Northern
railroad, and also interested largely in
transportation to the Orient, lias writ
ten a letter to a Western senator in
which he points out the possibilities of
trade In China and Japan, and suggests
that tariff duties be so adjusted as not
to prevent trade with tlie countries
across the Pacific
President Hill says:
"The Asiatic trade of the greatest
importance to this country, and partic
ularly to such portions of it as are in
terested in raising wheat. A year ago
last fall whent sold for from 18 to 23
cents per bushel in the Palouse country.
south of Spokane, and this year it has
sold for from 66 to 70 cents. About
three years ago I sent an agent to China
and Japan to investigate thoroughly
what steps could be taken to introduce
the general use of wheat and Hour in
those countries, as against their own
rice, and found it simply a matter of
price. I then took up the consideration
of building steamer for that trade, de
igned to carry cargoes of flour and
grain at low rates. I found that we
could build the snips, out, owing to
the sailors' union fixing the wages of
sailors at 'i0 a month, and engineers
and other ship employes at about twice
the wage paid by European steamers,
it was impossible for us to compete with
the English, German, Italian and Scan
dinavian ships on the Pacific. After
the war with China, the Japanese used
a large amount of their war indemnity
tor a subsidy to tneir meronam marine,
and we opened negotiations with the
General Steamship Company, of Japan,
whioh is" owned by leading men of the
empire, w e iouna weir siiuinuy
about equal to tne ooet oi uieir coai
and the wage, of their sailors. They
nav their sailors 15 a month Mexican,
or $3.60 in gold, enabling them to hire
twelve good sailors lor the wages oi one
American sailor. After some protract
ed and difficult negotiations, we con
eluded a contract with them for a line
of steamer between Chinese and Jap
anese porta and Seattle, on condition
that tbey would carry flour trom Fnget
found to Asiatic porte at $3 a ton.
against from f 7 to H a ton formerly
charged from West coast porta in the
United States. . The low rates fixed the
rate for all lines between the Pacific
coast and Asia, and ha resulted in
carrying out about 38,000,000 bnshelB,
or its equivalent in flour, from the lost
crop. There is left about 6,000,000
bushels between now ana tneir Harvest.
Thus you will see we have been
able to find new mouths which have
never before used wheaten bread, to
take the entire California, Oregon and
Washington wheat crop out of the Eu
ropean markets. This will reduce tne
amount going to Europe about 80 per
cent, and is three . times the quantity
shipped to Europe from Argentina dur
ing the past year. The prioe of wheat
this year, as compared with last is 30
to 86 cents higher, and I think it may
be Mid that from 16 to 18 cents of this
rise is dearly due to the withdrawal of
the Pacific wheat from the European
markets. I see in this morning's re
ports a telegram that European ships
are loading with barley, rye and mer
chandise from San Francisco for En-
rope, after waiting months for oargoeB
of wheat, and that no more wheat will
go to Europe from the Pacino coast. .
"The only way we could bring about
this reduction in the transportation of
flour to Asia wa. by diverting the tea
and matting business, whioh has here
tofore trone mainly on Jingnsn snips,
from Asia direct to new xora, ana car
rying these commodities to the Pacific
coast, bv a low rate, ana transporia
tion inland bv rail, to distribute tne
commodities to points between Minne
sota and New York.
"I have given you the facts, ao you
will understand the situation and be
able to see that, unless these ships can
brinir their main cargoea of merchan
ai to the Pacific ports at rates that
will compensate them for the traffio,
the business must go as heretofore, to
Vev York, and the rates on flour, to
Asiatic ports will be again at the old
figure, or at an advance of about 50
oents a barrel, which would, in my
judgment, destroy the business that
has just been built up with that coun
try. The province oi Amoy aione,
whioh Is near the . coast, contains over
80,000,000 people, and, at 80 pounds of
flour per capita per annum, woum con
sume the product of 40,000,000 bushels
of wheat - The large districts oi 'lien
Tain and Shanghai, both within easy
reach of the sea, would consume about
as much more a soon as the trade
could be fully opened. It is not outside
the range ot possibility to say that we
enn rl ah o wheat at uevu s mice or
points west, as long a. the demand for
flour continues to grow as it has for the
nnst six months."
There are over 3,000 mile, of rail
ways in operation in Japan.
Rebel Stronghold Captured.
Cans Town, April' 13. A dispatch
from Vrevaburg says volunteers have
enntured and burned the ineuregnts:
tmnirhold at Ganssepe. Lieutenant
Harris is among the killed.
Wealthy Women's Sudden Death
Chicago. April 9. Mrs. Julia Nel
son, 10 year old and the possessor of
$100,000, died suddenly in a cottage in
West Erie street today. Asphyxiation
by coal gas is supposed to have been
the oause ol death.
SITUATION NO WORSE.
Report From tho Mississippi
Memphis, April 13. Notwithstand
ing the high wind and heavy rain
storms reported from the overflowed
.Mississippi delta last night, the situa
tion in the flood-stricken district ia cer
tainly no worse, if not better tonight.
The water which ha been pouring
through five big crevasse for more than
a week ia rapidly flowing into the Mis
sissippi again, at a point twelve mile
north of Vickeburg, and is (weeping
southward with terrible force. The
strain on the Louisiana levees will be
something terrific for a week, and it
they withstand that length of time, all
will be well.
The Sunflower river i also on a ram
page tonight. Two-third of the water
from the Flower lake crevasse is rush
ing into thi stream, and a large area
will be inundated from the overflow.
The Tallahatchie and Cold water river
are gradually falling. At Helena, the
river is slowly falling, and indications
are that the big stream will continue
to decline. The water below the Ar
kansas Midland levee are at a standstill
The number of refugees is increasing
at Helena almost hourly. The steamer
at Helena arrived there late this after
noon with more than 100 flood suffer
er, swelling the list there to 8.000.
At Rosedale nothing of special interest
has occurred in the situation. After
the stormy night that caused buildings
to rock and sway like boughs of trees,
the sun came out bright and elear in
that section today but a cold north
wind is blowing. In the Bogus Phalia
country, much suffer!nr is reported.
The Rosedale relief committee will
visit that section tomorrow and distrib
At Greenville, the situation has not
changed. All the levee along the
Mississippi front safely withstood the
storm of last night. At Memphis, the
river continues to fall, a decline of
one-tenth of a foot being reported by
the weather bureau tonight.
, The railroads, with one exception
are again open for business and in good
Bhape, and all train are being run on
THE POSTAL CONGRESS.
Corcoran Art Gallery Bonding leased
for the Purpose. .
Washington, April 13. The post-
office department has leased the old
Corcoran art gallery building, on Four
teenth street and Pennsylvania avenue.
for the nse of the postal congress,
which is to assemble May 6. - It ia ex
pected the cogress will be in session six
or eight weeks. The entire building
will be fitted and furnished expressly
for the congress.
The union embraces the whole world
excepting the Chinese empire, Corea
and the Orange Free State. These lat
ter countries are expected to join the
union during this congress, and will be
represented by delegate. Each nation
can send as many delegates as it de
sires, but will have but one vote.
The convention will be held with
closed doors, and the proceedings will
be in French, according to the usual
Cyclone in Alnbnmn. ;
Montgomery, Ala.,- April 13. A
special to the Advertiser from Ozark,
A cyclone passed over s portion of
Dale county last night, leaving wreck
and disaster in its path. Many house
were demolished. Airs. Powers wa
caugiit by the falling timber of her
home, and died before she could be
rescued. The rest of the family were
rescused. This is the only fatality re
ported. For many miles the farmer
are suffering, everything they had be
ing swept away by the wind or ruined
by the torrents of rain. The citisens of
Oxark have sent aeveral wagonloada of
supplies to those in need.
The Treaty Ratified.
Washington, April 13. Confirmation
of the reported ratification by theVene-
auela congress of the arbitration treaty
has come to the state department from
United States Minister Thomas, at Ca
racas, in the following cablegram, dated
"Treaty was ratified by- congress yes
While the treaty provide, that ratifi
cation may be exchanged either in Lon
don or W ashington, officials of the state
department believe this cermony will
take place in London, as it will thus
serve the purpose of initiating the res
toration of diplomatic relations between
Great Britain and Venezuela, after
suspension of more than ten years.
American Money for Nurses In Crete.
Chicago, April 13. Lady Henry
Somerset has cabled Miss Frances
Williard, president of the Women'
Christian Temperance Union, asking
for 11,500 to be spent for the White
Ribbon nurses in Crete. Mis. Willard
cabled her consent feeling it is all in
the oause ot suffering Christians slain
by Moslem swords, and the bideousnees
of the situation is incalculably magni
fied because English bullet, are help
ing on the slaughter of Christians."
Marblehead Bailors Drowned.
Key West, April 13. While lower
ing a boat today from the cruiser Mar
blehead, tlie davits broke, and three
sailors were thrown into the sea. . Two
After n Woman Horsethlof.
Colfax, Wash., April 13. The sher
iff ia scouring the country in search ot
a female horsethief and incendiary.
The woman is Mrs. Jane McDonald, 60
year of age. She ran away from the
poor farm and returned to Sunset, a
former haunt of her family. Here she
i reported to have set fire to two stack
of hay, the property of farmer he im
angined had wronged her or her child
ren. Later, she stole a norse rrom
Farmer Elder and left. '
Evidence of Steady Growth
ITEMS 07 GENERAL INTEREST
mas All tho Cities and Towns of
tho Thriving Slater Its tee
Baker City has something of a build
Sherman county ha paid into the
state treasury the full amount of that
county' tax for 1896.
Notwithstanding the long and snowy
winter in Harney county, most of the
horses that were left to winter on the
range are at this time in good condi
Treasurer Kern, of Umatilla county,
had a $13,000 county warrant call pub
lished one day last week, and on the
same day paid out $7,000 on warrants,
included in the call.
Tlie annual report of tlie county su
perintendent of Linn county shows the
number of person, between the ages of .
and 20 year) residing in the county ,
to be 7,210, of which 8,601 are males
and 8,709 females.
The school raperintendent' report
in Curry county for the years 1898 and
1897 show a gain of just six children
of sohool age in the county during the
year ending March 1, 1897 live male,
and one female.
' News from hop yards in Lane county
is that but little work has been done
toward getting them in shape for eulti -vation.
The continued wet weather
kept the ground in a condition that
The sheriff of Umatilla county ha
begun suit in Pendleton to ascertain
what expenses he is allowed under the
law to incur. The case will be taken
to the supreme court, and the whole
question of the salary law will come np
for an opinion.
A cheese factory of 200 pounds daily
capacity is being built on Roberts hill.
in Douglas county. Ihe gentlemen
connected with the enterprise are ex
perienced in the cheesemaking busi
ness, and are confident of success in
their new venture.
A Salem paper say. that the Goodale
Lumber Company is closing contract
with corporation in Mexico for 6,000,
000 feet of bridge timber. It will keep
the mills running full force for several
weeks. The lumber will be shipped
direct to Mexican points. ' - 1 ; '
Two children were playing on the
sidewalk in Empire, Coos county, one
day last week, when a band of racing
cayuses ran upon the sidewalk and
right over the children before they
could move. The children were for
tunately but slightly injured. ; '
A liveryman of Albany say. that
there are absolutely no young horsea in
Linn county, and few on the coast. He
say within five year a good horse will
command a handsome figure.' He is
gathering up a band of thoroughbred
animals to send to a
ranch in Crook
Sheep to the number of 60,000, from. '
many ranges, will be driven to Wallula
to be shorn, . , ,
The grass i long enough around '
Coulee City now for cattle to be turned '
on the range.
A gentleman of Port Angelea will try '
the experiment of cultivating Eastern
oysters in Washington harbor, Clallam .
county, Sequim bay.
Thirty-two mining companies have (
headquarters in Everett, not counting '
the Monte Cristo properties of the -Rockefeller
The auditor of Kittitas county last
month received 1340.46 in fees, the!
largest amount reoeived for any one ''
month for a very long time. ,
The "scorcher" has been running over
people in Port Townsend, and now the '
ciiy marshal say. he will enforce the -'
ordinances prohibiting bicycle-riding i
on the sidewalks in the business part ,
of the city. ;. :::
The Wenatohee Water Power Com-
pany ia taking advantage of the low
stage of the river to secure the head of
its ditch seven miles above Wenatchee.
The company is putting in a riprapping .
wall 1,800 feet long, with a slope
height of seven feet and a base of four :
feet the most of the distance, to protect
their ditch from high water.
Professor Spillman, of the Pullman
agricultural college, who has made a ,
special study of the industry and the ,
adaptability of the state for producing
dairy products, estimates that 800
creameries could be kept busy supply
ing the market that can be built up for
Washington dairy product by the
proper development of the industry in
the state. , . : f , :- ;-; :
; "The reports from Skagit county that?
the Italian prune tree were badly in-,
jured by the extraordinary bad January
freeze were greatly exaggerated," say'
Secretary Caes, ot the state board of
horticulture. "In my own orchard of
nearly 1,000 trees I found the damage
very slight and many of my neighbor
are happily disappointed." '
Walla Walla is soon to have a publio
library. The necessary $1,000 to form
the nucleu for a public library sup-'
ported by city taxes, a provided by th -law
of the state, is at last assured.
Five hundred and fifty dollar was de
posited in the Farmers' Saving bank
ome time ago by some one whose iden
tity i unknown, for the purpose of es-'
tabliehing A publio library; Nine
hundred dollar ha. been raised by the.
ladies of the city, and together with
the old book stored away, the amount
i. will reach the neoessary tl.OGo - -