Oregon City press. (Oregon City, Or.) 1896-1???, November 16, 1898, Image 1

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The News
While It Is Newi
Leading 0(the
Paper., county
NO. 13.
Epitome of the Telegraphic
News of the World.
An Interesting Oolleotlon of Items Frnm
the Two Hemispheres Presented
In Condensed Form.
A now cabinet has boon formed In
Creek Indians had a nght OTer
lections, and one of them was
leneva, Switzerland, Luchennl,
...v, ...lian anarohlst who assassinated
the Kraprosa of Austria, was aentonced
to impriaonment for life.
There la a general belief in England
that the dander ia not past, that
Faahoda waa but onelnoident, and that
war with Franca ia yet probable.
The Cubans at Ilolqoin are reported
to be in a terrible condition and are
rotting to doath without the oare of
doctor. The death rate la 80 a day.
At a counoll of admirals held In
Paria it waa deoided to fit out all
French war vessels available. Thirty
reaorve shlpa have boon ordered Into
Lake Michigan waa again swept by
northeast gale, and great damage to the
aea wall has resulted. The work ol re
pairing the damage oreated by the last
gale la all undone, and the outer drive
way in Lincoln park wnl undermined,
French newspapers are beoom I nu hoa.
tile and are critoialne the proceedings
of the peace commission, the Ameri
cans ate acouaed of iiaving adopted an
irregular form of procedure in present
Ing the reply to the Spanish proposal.
An early rupture in the negotiatioua ia
A serious clash of authority, In which
the government inspeotor and Bod
Crosa agent were Involved, occurred In
Cuba, and the warehouse at Qibnra waa
aeized. The agent protested against
the seizure, but hia protest was disre
garded. He then appealed to Qonerol
Wood, who promised to see that no
further friction occurred.
At Wilmington, N. C, white men
provoked trouble with negroes and a
fight to the death ensued, in which
eight of the blaoka were killed. Armed
men patroled the etreete of the city.
The battle waa precipitated by the de
struction of the plant of a newspaper
run by a negro, and in which had been
published an article' derogatory to the
white women of Wilmington. The
negroea were disarmed to prevent fur
tlior trouble.
The United Statue collier Nero haa
arrived at Nagasaki, Japan.
British naval preparationa for poa
eible war oontlnue unabated. .
Governor Lord of Oregon haa issued
hia annual Thanksgiving proclamation.
Western railroads have been enjoined
from excluding Puobloateol from Paclfla
coast points.
Ordera have been Issued for a general
movement of troops from Camp Meade,
Pa., to the South.
Drought and hot winds have played
havoc with Ansttalian wheat fields.
The commissioner of agriculture says
there will not be enough wheat for the
. local demand.
The prlnolpal garrison of the United
States troops In Cuba will be located
near Havana, according to completed
plana of the commission appointed to
select camp aitea.
A plot hna boen discovered at Paris
which has for Its objeot the omenta
tion of a general revolt against the gov
ernment in case the revision of the
Dreyfus case results favorubly to the
The monthly atatement of the direct
or of the mint shows the total coinage
at the United States mint during Octo
ber to have been 18,600,841, as follows:
Gold, $5,180,000; silver, $3,364,191;
minor coina, $66,850.
William O. Hipp, of the Massillon
(O.) Fire Brick Company, haa eeonred
options on the plants of all the leading
fire briok companies of this oountry,
and they will soon be purohased and
operated by a trust.
Rich gold mines have been discov
ered a Terra del Fuego, according to a
report made by Franklin Hansom, who
baa juBt returned to Cleveland, O.,
from that country with 118,000 in dust,
aa a result of two yeara' work.
' The mayor of Spokane haa declared
an emergency, and issued a proclama
tion enrolling all persons over 21 yeara
of age aa special constables, to assist in
arresting robbera who have been ram
pant lately. . A reward of 500 ia
offered for the conviction of any one of
the robbers.
The labor problem at Santiago la be
coming Beriona. Native Cubans will
not work, and the situation is most try
ing. Capital aeeklng Investment holds
aloof because of the fact that there ia
no atable government and no assurance
that labor could be secured to develop
properties in which money might be
Minor M.wi Items
'West Virginia la without a state debt
and haa a cash surplus of $1,000,000
in banka drawing 8 per cent interest.
Silaa Packard, tbe well-known edu
cator and rounder of Packard business
college, died at hia homo in New York,
aged 72 years.
- It ia said that 35 per cent of the ap
plications made for divorce in North
Dakota this year wore made from New
York state, and most of these from
New York city..
The Spanish government Is trying I
borrow money in London to pay off tl
troops In Cuba.
Rncrntnrv XAtna wltneftnd a ancoessiul
torpedo test of the Holland submarine
bout In New York.
As a fatal wind-up of a debate In Coos
county, Oregon, Hay Hollenbeck stabbed
1 to death Guy fiocklord.
Adlutant-Uonerttl Corbln says th
voluntoora may soon come home. The
regulars will take their places.
An unllkclv atorv cornea from Pari
that a ayndioute of Capitalists proposes
to take ovor the Philippines.
Returning Klondikers bring news
that the City of Dawson has been visit
ed by a $50,000 fire, in which 40 build'
lugs were burned.
News has beon received of tbe death
of two more Oregon volunteers at
Manila, Frank K. l.ollno, oi roruanu
and J. J. Reed, of Hubbard.
A Berlin dispatch savs Spain ia nego
tlating with Germany to dispose of the
remnanta of hor kingdom, notably the
Caroline, Palawan and badroue islands
The steamer Woloott. from Coppei
river, Alaska, brings newa of the
drowning of a young woman named
Urnsscup and a man named lanicerson
in Controller bay, October 5.
Secretary Long has given ordera that
no new work on North Altantio vessela
be begun. The Oregon and Iowa have
been oidered to remain on tbe urazinan
coast for ten days.
A London dispatch from tbe province
of Chan Tung, China, announces that a
flood in an adjoining provlnoe has de
atroyed hundreds of villages and th teat-
ens a million people with inmine.
International complications are pos
sible with Mexico. .Jnmes Temple,
American, ia being held In Sonota, for
having shot a Mexican in Arizona. His
release lias beon demanded by the sec
retary of state.
Seven thousand unpaid Spanish
troops in Cnba have mutinied, and an
armed demonstration was made at tbe
residonce of the military governor at
Nuovitas. Two 8panish warships are
en route to the scene
Archbishop William Hickloy Gross,
of the Oregon Roman Catbolio ohnrch,
died at St. Joseph's hospital, Baltimore,
Md. Ilia death waa caused by heart
trouble, biougbt about by rheumatism.
He had been ill for some time, but his
death was entirely unexpected.
Morris J. Lutz, a Reading (Pa.) shoe
maker, was shot and killed by his 18-year-old
son. Young Lutz came home
ntoxicated, and his father reprimanded
bim. This angored the boy and he
fired two shots through hia father's
head. The boy then committed suicide
by outtlng hia throat. He had the rep
utation of being a desperate young
Six of the Fergus Falls train robbera
have been captured.
A fire and an explosion In a store in
Hanover, Mass, killed four men.
According to astronomical calcula
tions a shower of meteors is due this
Five hnnrded men were thrown ont
of employment by a fire in a copper
mine at Houghton, Mloh.
Havana toreadors will petition Presi
dent MoKinloy to pormit professional
bull-fighting in Cuba under tbe new
Charles A. Wheelei cut hia throat
with a razor in the Woodmen's hall at
Portland, Or. He left a lotto, saying
that drink was the cause of his down
full. A fierce duel between the notorious
Horr Wolff and the Polish deputy,
Chevalier de Gnlewosz, is tbe eeneatlon
of the hour in Vienna. Swords were
the weapons used and DoGniewosz was
badly wounded.
Mies May Wallace, a teacher in the
Pendleton academy, waa shot through
the body while standing by a window
at the home of her parents In that city.
A Chinese youth is snspeoted, his
motive being revenge for being expelled
from class.
Five were instantly killed and four
others seriously injured in a collision
on a Pennsylvania railroad. Two ex
press trains crashed head-on by failure
of the air-brakes on one of tbe locomo
tives to work. All the killed and in
jured men were members of tbe crews
of the wrecked trains.
Sickness among the soldiers in camp
at Honolulu ia increasing. Typhoid
fever is rampant The military hos
pital is crowded, and the nursing force
ia entirely Inadequate to the demands
made upon it. Since August 28, 15
eoldlera have succumbed to varioua dis
eases, typhoid carrying off seven.
There are no leea than 208 New York
ers on the sick list.
The administration has deoided, says
Washington dispatch, to pay but little
cash to the Dons. The Philippine pub
lic improvements debt will be made
good, but no more. The whole amount
to be allowed will probably not exceed
one million. The president and cab
inet carefully noted the sentiment of
the oountry in regard to an indemnity
aa exDiessed at the election, and con
clude that payment of the sum first pro
posed would not be in accord with the
will of tbe people.
Charlea G. Dawes, comptroller of the
currency, has ordered that the system
of semiannual examinations of national
banks in effect In the country shall ex
tend over all cities, without any excep
tion, as heretofore.
Postmaster-General Smith Las issued
aji order directing that Hawaiian post
age stamps ehall be recognized at their
Ia value for payment of postage on
all articlea mailed in Hawaii, whether
addressed for delivery in the United
States or elsewhere.
Fifty-Sixth Congress Will Be Republi
can Roosevelt Successful
In New York.
All except three of the 45 states,
Maine, Vermont and Oregon, held elec
tions the first Tuesday in November.
Forty-two states elected congressmen.
In Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Ken
tucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississip
pi, North Carolina, Rhode Island,
Virginia and Wost Virginia only con
gressmen were chosen.
Twonty-throe of the states eloctod
legislatures, which will name United
States senators. These are: California,
Connecticut, Florida, Delaware, In
diana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Min
nesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska,
New Jersey, Now York, North Dakota,
Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah,
Washington, Wisconsin and West Vir
ginia. Suuitnary of the Returns.
Theodore Roosevelt has been elected
governor of New York by a plurality of
20,000. Republicans lose 10 congress
men, electing 15, while Democrats
elected 19. The legislature will be
Republican, The Ohio congressional
delegation remains unchanged, but the
Republicans have elected . their state
ticket by over 60,000 plurality. Re
turns from Indiana are favorable to the
Republicans by about 15,000 plurality;
all but four congressmen are Repub
licans, and the legislature ia Repub
lican. In Illinois the house will be
Democratic and the senate Republican.
The state is Republican by. probably
80,000. In Massachusetts tbo Repub
licans elected their state ticket, but lost
two congressmen. The fusion state
Following I the Vote of Washington na Far as Returned.
Columbia" ....
Douglas ,
Lewis" ,
Lincoln ,
Mason ,
Spokane M ...
Wahkiakum ..
Walla Walla ,
Whitman" .. .
Totals 35,460
Official. "Complete unofficial.
ticket wins in- Nebraska, but the leg
islature will be Republican, they hav
ing also secured four out of six con
gressmen. (Jovernor ringree, of Mich
igan, has been re-elected. Delaware
Republicans eleot state, congressional
and legislative tickets. Gage is eleoted
governor of California over Maguire by
about 20,000 plurality, in Nevada
the Republicans elect MoMillan gov
ernor. Colorado reports a fusion
viotory. Wyoming is Republican by
1,000 to 1,800. The fusiomsts won
In Idaho. In North Carolina two. Re
publicans out of nine were elected and
in Tennessee two out of nine. Voor
heea, Republican, ia elected governor
of New Jersey, and six of the eight con
gressmen are Republican. Campbell,
Democrat, will be the new congressman
from Montana, and Thomas, Mormon
Democrat, from Utah. Pennsylavnia
eleotea W. A. Stone, Republican, gov
ernor by a large plurality. South Da
kota will have a Populist governor and
a Republican legislature. The elec
tions in the South, as usual, went Dem
Th. Nnvt Cnnirreaa.
Republicans will remain in control
of the 66th congress. Almost complete
returns show that they will have at
least 186 voteB in the house, Democrats
160, Populists 4, Silver Ropublicans 8.
The Home.
The following table shows the
strength of the different parties in the
next house:
Connecticut ....
Maine .... ......
Tl ..
New Hampshire.
New Jersey
New York....,..
North Carolina..
North Dakota....
Pennsylvania ....
hode Island
outb Carolina..
South Dakota....
Vermont .....
West Virginia.. .
Wisconsin !
!ihim) I
The Next Senate.
States to elect aenatora In which Re
publican legislatures appear to be sue
oessful are: Michigan, Minnesota,
Delaware, Connecticut, Massachusetts,
Wisconsin, New York, Pennsylavnla
New Jersey and California. Five of
those stattes are now represented by
Democrats, who will give way to Re
publicans. The other five states are
now represented by Republicans.
The complexion of the next senate
will be as follows:
Delaware ,
Florida ,
Idaho ..
Kentucky ,.
Louisiana ,.. ,
Maryland ,.
Massachusetts ,.K
Nevada ..u .,
New Hampshire ........
New Jersey ,
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Pennsylvania ....
Rhode Inland ...,....,.
South Carolina
Bouth Dakota
Texas ,.
V. B.
Wear. Virginia
Wisconsin ,
'Legislature doubtful.
M U I 1
Supreme Judges.
281 2tK) 249 239
1,131 1,159 1,110 1,017
410 412 4 70 430
1,3X4 1,336 8SH 94,1
713 7S3 6113 679
8M 887 657 654
328 323 - 436 409
46 38 65 68
264 257 226 221
222 227 149 130
643 616 337 309
6,097 5,776 ,602 6.7SO
643 697 635 644
715 699 672 623
450 450 200 UK)
1,476 1,622 1,310 1,203
467 474 281 311
351 365 421 883
679 563 804 273
4,182 4.310 3,799 8 303
1,266 1,268 1,123 1,019
1,684 1,712 1,738 1,678
8,684 8.541 8,268 5,112
1,051 1,004 973 907
279 286 198 184
1,581 1.677 1,187 1.0S4
1,743 1,835 1,619 1,337
2,072 1,937 2,032 1,821
746 690 672 G23
35,460 34,904 ITlH 29,375
274 272 240 243
1,187 1,156 1 067 1,017
427 426 411 862
1,375 1.853 936 918
769 - 763 . 674 711
878 871 652 639
358 315 858 841
37 85 68 63
258 247 225 253
239 237 125 126
690 692 808 293
(,132 6,098 0.6X7 (,673
642 612 458 439
643 646 674 669
450 450 200 190
1,527 1,496 1,175 1,124
394 383 213 207
871 371 809 873
687 693 204 2i0
4,239 4,302 8.071 S.386
1,200 1,200 1.050 1,050
1.6K9 1.677 1 W 1.642
8.687 8.666 l,0f3 27
1,043 1,011 906 893
289 289 187 181
1.688 1,580 1,039 1,090
, 1,811 1,777 1,379 1,336
I 2.014 5,468 1,800 1,719
643 646 674 66
35,447 85,561 28,374 tm
Both Republican Congressmen Eleoted
Legislature Republican on Joins
Ballot Amendments Defeated.
The state of Washington olianc
from Populism to the column of gold-
atandard states, and eleoted Jones and
Cushman, the Republican nominees for
representatives in congress, and Anders
and Fullerton, the Republican candi
ates for supreme judges. Their major
ities appear to be between 3,000 and
Sucoesatul Republican candidate for congress
rrom me siaie oi nasningion.
2,600. The proposed municipal tax
amendment to the constitution waa
badly defeated, and the woman-suffrage
amendment shared the same fate.
All but two legislative districts have
been heard from. The legislature,
which ia composed of 84 senators and
78 representatives, now stands:
Republicans.... 16 1 Independent. 1
Fusionlsts 18 I
Republicans. ; 66 1 Independent. 1
FusloniMs V Doubtful 2
The doubtful ' representativea are
from Okanogan and Wahkiakum coun
ties. In the senate the fusionlsts had
IS hold-over senators, 5 Democrats and
10 Populists. They eleot three, one
Democrat and two Populists. The Re
publicans bad one hold-over. They
elect 14.
The independent senator Is Gray,
Silver Republican, of Stevens county.
Ho was elected on a citizens' ticket.
The independent representative is Q.
M. Welty, Democrat, of 8tevens coun
ty, who was also elected on the citizens'
Of the nine fusion representativea
elected, five are Populista and four are
By giving the doubtful representa
tives to the unionists, the legislature
on joint ballot atands:
Republicans SI I Independent.. 2
Fuslonlma JH
The Republicans attribute their vic
tory largely to the municipal tax
amendment, which they made a direct
Issue, claiming that it waa "single
tax". They also assign credit to the
sentiment in favor of sustaining the
national administration.
I wit.
First district, Lincoln and Okanogan-
F. M. Ilaum, dom.
Second district, Stevens and Spokane
W. C. Oray, lnd.
Third district, Spokane W. H. Plum.
mef, pop.
Fourth district, Spokane Herman D,
Crow, rep.
Fifth district, Spokane W. E. Runner,
Sixth district, Whitman-John H. Cur
per, pop.
Seventh district, Whitman Oliver Hall,
Eighth district, Asotin, Columbia and
Garfield J. C. Van Patten, pop.
Successful Republican candidate for congress
lrom Hie state oi nasmngion.
Ninth district. A'ami, Franklin and
Walla Walla "John I. Yeend, pop.
Tenth district, Walla Walla Davld
Miller, dem.
Eleventh district, Kittitas and Douglas
D. Paul. dem.
Twelfth district, Klickitat and Yakima
George H. Baker, rep.
Thirteenth district, Clark and Skamania
August High, dem.
Fourteenth district, Cowllti, I'aclllo and
Wahkiakum J. O. Meglcr, rep.
Fifteenth district, Lewls-'Joeeph Hill,
Sixteenth district, CBcnalls ueorga u.
Bchofleld, rep.
Seventeenth district. Mason, Kitsap arid
Island 'John Mclleavy, dem.
Eighteenth district, ThurBton T. J.
Miller, pop.
Nineteenth district. Fierce E. C. Keith,
Twentieth district. Fierce E. 8. Hamil
ton, rep.
Twenty-first district, Pierce 'Stanton
Warburton, rep,
Twenty-second district Pierce J. A.
Cole, pop,
Twenty-third district. Pierce 8. M. Ls
Crone, rep.
Twenty-fourth district, King John
Wooding, rep.
Twenty-fifth district, King Andrew
Henrlch, rep.
Twenty-sixth district, King Harold
Preston, rep.
Twenty-seventh district, King W. W.
Wllshlre, rep.
Twenty-eighth district. King I B. An
drews, rep.
Twenty-ninth district, King Paul Land,
Thirtieth district, Jefferson and Clal
lam Cyrus F. Clapp, rep.
Thirty-first district, Snohom'sh J. A,
Davis, pop.
Thirty-second district. Skagit and Ban
Juan E. Hammer, rep.
Thirty-third district, Whatcom t D.
Rlnehart, pop.
Thirty-fourth district, Wbatcom D. &
Biggs, pop.
Elected In ISM.
First district, Btevens-O. M. Welty. ml
Second district, Spokane H. 1 Allon,
Third dlstrlot, Spokane Wallace Mount,
rep.; Joseph Scott, rep.
Fourth district, Spokane Harry Rosen
haupt, rep.; R. N. McLean, rep.; J. F. Sex
ton, rep.
Fifth dletrlct, Spokane F. P. Whlttlcr,
rap.; A. Harrison, rep.
Sixth district, Whitman B. F. Totten,
rep.; J. B. Frlck, rep.
Seventh district, Whitman W. L. La
Folletta, rep.; Wllford Allen, rep.
Eighth district, Asotin John F. Chris-
man, rep.
Ninth district, Garfleld-C. M. Baldwin,
Tenth district, Columbia O. 8. Gerard,
Eleventh district, Walla Walla -Grant
Copeland, rep.
Twelfth district, Walla Walla Columbus
Gose, rep,
dtotriot, Franklin Robert
Gerry, dem.
Fourteenth dlstrlot, Adams Oeorge Sin
clair, rep.
Fifteenth district. Lincoln H. A. P.
Meyer, rep.; James Parish, rep,
Sixteenth district, Okanogan In doubt,
Seventeenth district, Douglas E. K, Pen-
dergast, pop.
Eighteenth district, Kittitas J. P. Sharp,
rep.; k. b. vvuson,, rep.
Nineteenth district. . Yakima Ira
Englehart, rep.
Twentieth district. Klickitat Leon
Curtis, rep.
Twenty-first district. Skamania C.
Moore, dem.
Twenty-second district. Clark W.
Daniels, rep.; E. C. Bollows. ron.
Twenty-third district. Cowlitz L.
Sims, rep.
Twenty-fourth district Wahklakum-
Twenty-fifth district. Paclfla S. W.
Maxwell, rep.
Twenty-sixth district, Lewis a P.
Klngebury, rep.; George McCoy, rep.
Twenty-seventh district, Thurston A. J.
Falknor, rep.; F. W. Stocking, rep.
Twenty-eighth district. Chehalls B. L.
Mlnard, rep.; A. P. Stockwell, rep.
Twenty-ninth district. Mason J. S.
Gunderson. rtp.
Thirtieth district, Kitsap F. E. Patter
son, rep.
Thirty-flrst district. Jefferson-Peter
Motty, rep.; William Bishop, Jr., rep.
Thirty-second district, Clallam A. B.
Dorsey, rep.
Thirty-third district, Pierce C. L. Stow-
art, rep.; Frank Blsson. pod.
Thirty-fourth district. Pierce E. C. Mil
ler, rep.; Charles Bedford, rep.
Thirty-fifth district. Pierce D. D. 8bel-
ler, rep.; James Wlckeraham, rep.
Thirty-sixth district, Pierce J. C. Dick
son, rep.; M. H. Corey, rep.
Thirty-seventh district. Pierce A. It.
Helllg, rep.; O. W. Barlow, rep.
Thirty-eighth district. Klng-W. T.
Clnrk, rep.; Dr. J. J. Smith, ren.
Thirty-ninth district. King Oeorge W.
Somerlndyke, rep.; J. M. Conway, pop.
Fortieth district, King John W. Pratt,
rep.; E. B. Palmer, rep.
Forty-first district, King E. H. Oulle,
rep.; K. M. Fames, rep.
Forty-second district, King C. 8. Glc-
son, rep.; H. w. Carpenter, rep.
Forty-third district. King J. C. Olson,
pop.; C. E. Boyce, pop.; F. A. McDonald,
Forty-fourth district, Snohomish H. J.
Langflt, rep.; C. A. Mtaslmer, rep.
Forty-fifth dlstrlot, Island Dr. W, L.
White, rep.
Forty-slxlh district, Sknglt-J. H. Parfc
', rep.; B. H. Beals, rep.
Forty-seventh district. San Jun W. H.
Thacker, rep.
Forty-ninth district, Whatcom Jesus
Fraye, rep.; James Balstone, rep.
Fortv-elghth district. Whatcom-Edwar
Broom, rep.; Ruas Lambert, rep.
Insurgents Occupying:
urbs of the City.
Look for an Assault to Be Made at
Any time Appeal to the Captain
t the Charleston.
Manila, Nov. 15. The following ad
rices hove been received from Hollo,
capital of Panay, one of tbe srinclpal
Islands of the Visayas group;
"The insurgents have oconpled Lin
ganls. Otou and Psvls, suburbs of
Iloilo, and are dally expecting to at
taok the town. The Spaniards have
abandoned the mole and destroyod the
connecting bridges. Business Is par
alyzed, and the inhabitants are iq a
state of terror. The mercantile houses
uf all nationalities have signed a circu
lar, asking the commander of the
United States oruisor Charleston to re
main, aa the Spanish authorities are
incapable of affording them protection,"
It la roported also that the insurgents
have takon the wliolo of the islands of
Nogros and Zobu, of the Visayas group.
Aa the oable connections are cut, it it
impossible to confirm tbo rumor.
Novombor 6 tioneral Rios, Spanish
governor of the Visayas, la said to have
declared a aevon days' aimisttoo in or
der to coinmunloate with Madrid, with
a view of transferring uontrol to the
Major Dell has gone to Iloilo to ascer
tain the fuots of the situation.
The United States transport Boandla
will leave tomorrow with 60 slok and
discharged men.
Report From Governor Rios.
Madrid, Nov. IS. The government
has received a dispatch from Gonoral
Iilos, govornor of tbo Visayas Islands,
reporting tha rebellion In tne Island of
Nogros, and announcing the departure
from Iloilo of the mall steamer Munoa
with a numbor ol Invalided men.
Mutiny Among Spanish Soldiers
Puerto Principe. -
Washington, Nov. 13. Adjutant-
General Corbln received a dispatch to
day announcing that the Eighth cavalry
sailed this morning from Savannah for
Puerto Principe, Cuba. The roglmont
will be the American garrison at Puer
to Prlnclpo and Nuovitas.
In this connection an Interesting bit
of information haa reached the war de
partment. Arrangements have beon
made by the Spanish authorities to
send back to Spain tlio Spanish troops,
numbering 0,500 men, upon the arrival
of the American garrison. It waa ex
pected they would anil Wednesday or
Thursday, but an unexpected obatnele
haa arisen among the men thomaelvea,
They are on tbe verge of mutiny, open'
ly declaring they will not roturn to
Spain until they have received tholr
pay, now far In arrears, for service in
Siba. The mutiny extends not only to
e enlisted men but to their officers,
and is directed against the executive
officials of the government on tha
Island. Some of tbe men have not
beou paid for nearly a year, and to all
of them several months of pay is due.
The situation has created no particu
lar concern in the minds of the Amer
ican authorities, aa it la not llkoly
seriously to affect the control of that
portion of tbe island by the American
forces; but It Is realized that these
0,600 soldiers, If they should persist la
tholi rofusal to return to Spain, might
becomo dependents whom It would be
difficult to care for, and ultimately,
perhaps, a menace to good government
In the Island, The Spanish authorities
exprcsa no fear of tholr ability to solve
tbe problem presented, but how they
will solve It if the men, backed by
their officers, absolutely refuso to return
borne without their pay ia not clear.
Business Portion of Canyon City, Or.,
Destroyed by Fire,
Baker City, Nov. 15. At 11 o'clook
last night fire waa discovered In the
Elkhorn hotel, at Canyon City, and
within two hours tbe entire business
portion of the town and a nnmbot of
resldenocB were reduced lo Ashes. The
fire department was unable sucooBBfuHy
to combat tbe flames, owing to, a lack
of water. The buildings were mostly
framo, and the fire made rapid prog
ress. The conflagration Waa due to
the explosion of a lamp.
Friday night recalls to momory the
great conflagration that destroyed the
town on August 12, 1870. Canyon
City was at that time the liveliest
town in Eastern Orogon, made so by
the mining excltoraent that prevailed
as a result of the gold discovered in
Canyon orcek. The population of the
I town was much greater then than it
has since been, and the number of bus
iness bonnes was largor. The fire of
1870, like the tccont conflagration,
swept through the town and left it a
muss of ashesj
Fire at llloomfleld, O.
Bloomfield, O., Nov. IB. Four bual-nof-s
blocks were burned to the ground
today, with a loss of 170,000. The fire
is thought to have been of Incendiary
Died of nydrophobla.
Sodalla, Mo., Nov. 15. Thomas
Moore, 7 years of age, son of E. J.
Moore, a member of company I, Socond
regiment, Missouri volunteers, died to
day of hydrophobia. The boy was bit
ton two weeks ago by a dog suffering
from rabies. Yesterday the boy com
menced to bark like a dog and was at
tacked with frequent convulsions. He
tried to bite his attendants and seemed
possessed of superhuman strength. II
died In great tgonv.
Disposition of the Philippines
Is Settled.
Washington, Nov. 15. The cabinet
held a session tonight at which instruc
tions, understood to be of a positive
character, bearing on the Philippine
question, were drafted for dispatoh to
the American commissioners in Paris.
Thess instructions were the outcome of
the conference hold earlier in the day,
and instruct the Amerioan representa
tives to admit of no further discussion
as to the right to consider the disposi
tion of the islands, and state that on
that point the Instructions alroady sent
must stand, the only matters for dis
cussion from the Amerioan point of
view being the manner of giving over
the islands.
The attitude of tbe Insurgents in the
Philippines has given the administra
tion considerable uneasiness, for It le
feared that if the Insurgents are allowed
to continue tbolr hostile activity, there
may be protests which we shall be
compelled to regard.
The cabinet meeting lasted nntll
nearly 1 o'olock. One of the features
was the presentation by Admiral Schley
of the report of the Porto Rioan evacu
ation commission. Bchloy's vIbU
brought op the Porto Rico question.
The admiral was invited to participate
In the discussion.
Concerning Cuba, a definite conclu
sion waa arrived at by the cabinet to
opon a port on tbo western coast of the
island, probably at Cienfucgoa, about
December 1, In ordor to allow tbe large
ugar plantera to got in machinery and
begin work on the new sugar crop.
Natives of Cat Island Plundered
Stranded Cruiser
Washington, Nov. 15. The official
report to the navy department of the
finding of the Maria Teresa was con
tained In the following cablegram re-
oolved from Commander Craven, of the
wrecking tug Potomac, which had been
ordered to Cut Island from Santiago.
"Nassau, Nov. 15. Secretary of the
Navy, Washington: Potomao arrived.
Maria Teresa Is noar Bird point, Cat
Island, one mile off shore, In two futh-
oms of water. Tide Is rising and full
ing inside; temporary dock is broken
up; moveable articles were removed by
natives. Vulcan was not eoen. Na
tives have been at work since Satur
The Potomao was ordered at once
buck to Cut Island, with Instructions to
CommantJor Graven to "take the Maria
Teresa and drive oft the natives who
are looting the shift" He replied by
Oable that he would leave immediately
and Would arrive at tbe wruok In the
The fact that the Teresa, a vessel
drawing 28 foot of water and waterlog
ged as she was when abandoned, arid
now probably drawing nearly 80 feet,
had beon driven In 13 foot of wator is
regarded by naval officers as evidence
of the great strength of the storm
whioh oaused her crew to leave her. .
Movement Started lu Thla Country
Give Them Employment.
New York, Nov. 15. In Plymouth
ohurch, Brooklyn, tonight, a mooting
waa held to consider the present condi
tion of Cuba. Addressea were made by
Rev. Dr. Lyman Abbott, William How
ard, Rev. Ilorbort M. Allen and others.
Mr. Howard described the condition
of Cuba as he bad seen It and pointed
Out that the only remedy for the exist
ing misery lay In giving employment
to the poor. He introduced industrial
relief among the Armenians In Turkey
during his two years asarolief commis
sioner among the Armenians.
Mr. Allon, who was Mr. Howard's
associate in Armenian roliuf work,' de
scribed the Industrial relief operations
In Turkey up to the prosont time. Res
olutions were adopted indorsing a plan
for Cuban industrial relief asapiaatical
and eftoctive means of helping the
Cuban poor to help themselves, by pro
viding for them honost employment in
stead of Indiscriminate gifts and tem
porary relief. Continuing, the resolu
tions recommended:
"That an undenominational commis
sion be formed to procure funds with
which to carry this plan into effoct"
Life Imprisonment for Weaver.
Burns, Or., Nov. 15. In tbe case of
Jim Weavor, the motion for a new
trial was overruled and tbe prisoner
waa aontenoed for life.
Weaver was convicted Wednesday
morning last of murder in the second
degree. The prisoner ia 83 years of
age, and waa born in Marlon county,
this state. He came to Prineville
when he was 10 years old, and lived
there until some (our years ago, sinoe
which time he has lived in Burns. He .
was a woodchopper.
On the evonlneg of Soptember 28 he
killed William McKinnon in a saloon
altercation. He was tried during the
present torm of court before Judge
Jumped Through a Car Window.
Detroit, Nov. 15. Ida E, Irola, 23
years of age, early teday threw herself
through the window of the Houghton
express, on the Michigan Central rail
road, when the train was a short dis
tance from Columbiaville. She.was an
Iri8une woman, who was being deported
to Finland, in accordance with the
Immigration laws, she having, resided
here loss than a year,
London, Nov. 15. The Daily Mail
says this morning the rrenon navai
construction programme for 1899 in
cludes two battleships of 14,500 tons
each, with very powerful armament and
nroteotion: two cruisers of 4,0t)U tons ,
each; two large torpedo-boat dostroyera -and
11 torpedo boats.
Lamed, Kan., Nov. 15. Hits 8i-.'
tion of the state was visited by the
heaviest snow of the season last night
and today. The winter wheat will be
benefited. ' '