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nOOD RIVERA WASCO COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1899.
. . - UNITED STATES.
President William McKlnlev
- Vice-President ......... Garrett A. Uobart
Secretary of Mate John Hay
Secretary of Treasury Lyman J. Gage
. ' Secretary of Interior Cornelius N. Bliss
- secretary 01 war.... tunu bikii
Secretary of Navy.;..., j. ...John I. Long
Postmaster-General .t James A. Gary
Attorney-General. ...... John W. GriKKB
secretary ol Agriculture.. ............. James uson
STATE OF OREGON. ,
o.. " I '.....'.....Geo. W. McBrlde
. Congressmen.. zZT
Attorney-General D. K. N. Blackburn
Governor ....T. T. Geer
Secretary of State .. F. I. Dunbar
Treasurer C. S. Moore
. Printer -. .....W. H. Leeds
Supt. of Public Instruction J. H. Ackerman
C. E. Wolverton
.....F. A. Moore
R. 8. Bean
SEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT. '
Circuit Judge;... W. L. Bradshaw
Prosecuting Attorney -A. A. Jayne
WASCO COUNTY. :
State Senators ) ZZZZZ.Z2&S MieMl
. Kepresentative. . Morton
Judge Robert Mays
commissioners j ';;";;;j;";".v"N.8c.KKvaii
County Clerk !!"!i!!"Z""""""k. M.'Kelsay
Sheriff. Robert Kelly
' Treasurer . - C. L. Phillips
Assessor W. II. Whipple
School Superintendent ....C. L. Gilbert
' Surveyor ; ....... J. B. Groit
. Coroner W. H. Butts
1 HOOD RIVER DISTRICT OFFICERS.
Justice of Peace .George T. Prather
Constable - E. S. Olinger
. i t COUNTY COURT.
The County Court of Wasco county meets on
the -II rst Mondays in January, March, May,
July, September and November.
, , . CIRCUIT COURT. '
Circuit Court of Wasco county meets on the
-. third Moudays in February, May and Novem
ber. ... HOOD RIVER CITY.
...i..C. A. Bell
;.. ..P. F. Bradford, Sr.
A. 8. Blowe:s
J. H. Dukes
.. ..J. H. Ferguson
Recorder.. J. R. Niekelscn
Treasurer.. ................. .,.v.'-G wrge P. Crowell
Marshal - E. 8. Olinger
REGISTERS AND RECEIVERS U. S. LAND
v OFFICES. -
. ,t ' THK DALLES.
Regi8ter...,....J.....,.......... L...Jay P. Lucas
Receiver... Otis Patterson
:' . - VANCOUVER. .. -
Register .i ;W. R Dunbar
Receiver.... -...L. B. Clough
-' WALLA WALLA. '-
Register. John M. Hill
Receiver Thomas Mangrove
. ...- '. .i OREGON CITY. .,
C. B. Moores
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Steamers Monthly from Portland to
Yokohama and Hong Kong, via the
Northern Pacific Steamship Co., in con
nection with the 0. R. A N. . .
- For full information call on O. R: 4 N. agent
E. B. CLARK, Hood River, or address . ' .
W. H. HURLBURT,
' General Passenger Agent, Portland, Of.
O. R. ft N. Time Table for Hood River
' Wn A ... 4-87 Ti. m.
No. 8 . 5:57 a. m.
No. 1 4:00 p. m.
Way freight!0:25 a. m.
No.' 2.' 10:42 p. m.
Way 'freight.. 2:45 p. m.
E. B. CLARK Agent.
DALLES, PORTLAND 4 ASTORIA
. NAVIGATION COMPANY.
Steamers Daily (Except Sunday) Between
Portland, Cascade Locks, Stevenson,
Sprarue, White Salmon, HOOD
RIVER and The Dalles.
HOOD RIVER 10 PORTLAND
ROUND TRIP - - -
THE DALLES OFFICE: First and Court Sts.
' W, C. ALLAWAY,
. . General Agent,
... The Dalles, Or.
Due at Hood River, eaBtbound, 4 p.m.: west
bound, 9:30 a.m.
leaves Portland at 7 a m.; Leaves The Dalles
at 7:00 a.m.
The mail arrives from Mt. Hood at 10 o'clock
a. m. Wednesdays and. Saturdays; departs the
same days at noon.
For Chenoweth, leaves at 8 at m. Tuesdays,
Thursdays and Saturdays; arrives at 6 p. m.
For White Salmon (Wash.) leaves daily at 6:45
a. m.: arrives at 7:15 p. m.
From White Salmon leaves for Fulda, Gilmer,
Trout Lake and Glenwood Mondays, Wednes
days and Fridays.
' ForBingen (Wash.) leaves at 5:45 p.m.; ar
rives at 2 p. m.
I I The
From All Parts of the New
r. World and the Old. -
OF INTEREST TO OUR READERS
Comprehensive Review of the' Import
' ant Ilappenins; of the Fast Weel
nailed From the Telegraph Oslnnsi
The executive committee of the peo
ple's party has indorsed the platform
adopted at the recent democratic) state
convention in Massachusetts.
. When the cruiser New Osleans
reached the New ..York navy -yard, it
waB found that she was so dilapidated
that it will require several months'
work to put her in a seaworthy condi
tion. . .. .
It is learned that United States Min
ister Looinis has been officially in
formed that the negotiations for peaoo
in Venezuela are progressing, and . that
the government troops have been or
dered backward. - i
At the Lennox Athletic Club, New
York, ..Eddie Santry, of Chicago,
knocked out Ben Jordan, featherweight
champion of England, after a little less
than two minutes in the 16th. round of
a very brisk fight ' " - - , .
, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury
Yanderilp has issued an order antici
pating the November interest, without
the disoount of two-tenths of 1 per cent
per month. If this offer is taken it will
release about $30,000,000. - ; i .-."'.
Ex-City Treasurer & L. Funk, of
Pueblo, Col., was shot and killed by a
highwayman while going to the depot
to take a train for Cripple Creek, j His
pocketbook - was taken; but contained,
only a small amount of money, i
- The Canadian government has sur
veyors in the field re-surveying the old
Russian-American telegraph line from
near Ashoroft, B. C, to the Yukon
country, with a view of establishing
-telegraphic communication with Paw-
son.1 . . . !
It is reported that at the coming ses
sion of parliament the formal announce
ment will be made of , the cession of
Delagoa bay and surrounding territory
in Portuguese East Africa to Great
Britain, The price is said to be $40,
000,000. ': " ;
The Standard Shoe Machinery Com
pany, has filed articles of incorporation
at Trenton N. J. It is being organ
ized for the purpose of . consolidating
practically all of the important makers
of shoe manufacturing machinery- in
the . country. Its object is to control
the shoe trade of the world. . ; ; . ;
: Captain Hugh McGrath, Fourth cav
alry, who is reported to have been seri
ously wounded . in tho battle of Nove
leta, P. I., was stationed at Vancouver
post for some months, in command of
troop E, Fourth cavalry, and accom
panied it to San Francisco when tho
regiment was ordered to Manila. ,
There is a big stampede of miners
from" Dawson to Cape Nome. ."'J .....
The First Washington volunteers
have arrived at San Francisco, i ,
The medical department of the army
considers Vancouver a desirable place
for a sanitary hospital.
The United States transport Newport
has arrived at San Francisco, 83 days
from Manila. ' She has 465 members
of ' the "volunteer signal corps aboaid
and 18 civilians. , , , ....
( A cableeram to the war department
from General Otis states that the trans
port Indiana sailed from Manila with
43 officers and 619 men of the Tennes
see regiment. - The regiment left no
sick. . ... . .;
The steamer Cottage City, from the
North, has among its passengers Sena
tor Shoup, Who has spent several weeks
in Alaska, visiting various points .for
the purpose of obtaining information
relative to future legislation for Alaska.
President Calloway, of tho New York
Central; railway was before the indus
trial commission to give testimony ' re
lative to the question of railroad trans
portation. He favored a pooling law,
and advocated the prohibition of the
present brokerage system. ' .
A riot prevailed in the barracks of
oompany L, of the Eighth infantry, at
Fort Snelling. ; Wit;h only a dozen ex
ceptions, the company was locked in
the guardhouse. The trouble arose
from a charge of robbery" preferred, by
Corporal Former against Privates Stout,
Kelly and. Brazille. ; They had been in
St. Paul on a spree. '
Captain Cope, of the steamer Ameri
ca Maru, which left - Yokohama, Sep
tember 27, reports the transport Tatar,
with the Kansas boys aboard,' Bailed
two days ahead of him, and should
reach here tomorrow. ...He .thinks he
passed the Tartar j Saturday night in
the fog, but he is not sure.
The Maxim-Nordenfeldt Gun & Am
munition Company, Ltd., of London,
has shipped two six-gun batteries of
mountain guns to Manila. They were
inspected , here prior to shipment by
Captain George W. Vandusen, First
United States artillery, who will follow
the guns Thursday. The - ordnance is
of the latest pattern. ' - ' -
. Ten thousand carpenters have struck
in New; York. .. i - ,
' While a typhoon was raging a train
was blown from a bridge into the river
near Utsumomya, Japan. Six persons
were killed and - many injured. : Great
damage was done to property and crops.
Chief of Police Conrade, of Alameda,
Cal.', shot and killed one of three burg
lars who were . attempting to rob the
jewelry tore of A. O. Gott. Chief
Conrade was shot through the neck,
but not seriously.
LATER . NEWS.
Boston gave Dewey a watch during
the naval hero's entertainment there.
- Ten people perished by the burning
of the steamer Nutmeg State at Long
Montana and Kansas troops were
entertained at a rousing reception at
Oakland, Cal. . , , r, ...... . .-
; Chicago is making arrangements for
the entertainment of Admiral Dewey
during .next month.
The navy dartment has substituted
the Banger for the Badger as one of the
reinforcing fleet of the Philippines. ; .
Visitors to the Yellowstone Park for
the season just closed numbered 9,159.
Many foreigners were among the tour
ists. . ... re
The steamer W. P. Ketchan ran
down the little schooner Typee in Lake
Huron. The Typee was instantly sunk,
and four of her crew were drowned.
A street car filled with 49 passengers
collided with a passenger train on the
Santa Fe road at Dallas, Texas. Half
of - the passengers, were hurt, three
' The strike of . the - machinists em
ployed by the Canadian Paciflo has
ended, the officials of the road having
consented to meet a committee of the
machinists and arbitrate. -
The Unversity of Pennsylvania foot
ball eleven was defeated by the Carlisle
Indians by a score of 16 to 5, on Frank
lin field in 2 5 -minute halves. The In
dians won because they played the bet
The sultan of Turkey was drowned in
the Boaphorus, and the drowning is
believed not to have been accidental.
Several ladies of the harem are suspect
ed of complicity with members of the
young Turk party.- , -
The Boers captured an armored train
from Kimberley to Vryburg, killing
three British soldiers and wounding a
captain. All the others on the train,
except the engineer, were taken prison
ers. The engineer escaped.
-. The transport officials . at San Fran
cisco, expect that five vessels will sail
for Manila within a week or 10 days.
The Tartar and the Manuense will be
the first transports ready. The Olym
pia and Pennsylvania may go to Port
land to take on troops there.
A deoision of great importance in
bankruptcy cases has been handed down
by Judge Jenkins in the United States
circuit court of appeals, at Milwaukee,
Wis. The court ruled that a judgment
secured against an insolvent person
within four months preceding the filing
of bankruptcy is void. " - .
Diplomatic relations between Great
Britain '. and the Transvaal government
have been broken.
The first steamship of the Portland
Manila line will leave the latter port
about December 1st. , .- , v . r; .
Peace negotiations in Venezuela have
failed. ' A decisive battle between the
government troops and insurgents is
expected this week. ' ;
. The Twentieth Kansas regiment has
arrived at San Francisco. The occa
sion was celebrated in Topeka, Kan.,
by a big demonstration. ;
' Preparations for receiving the First
Washington volunteers at Seattle have
been completed. An entertainment
fund of $12,000 has been provided.
With a detonation that was felt in
towns many miles distant, two of the
powder mills of the Aetna company's
works . near ; Millers, Ind., blew up.
Two employes are missing. : .
One of the most serious car famines
ever recorded exists among the big
railroad terminals in Chicago. Several
of the roads report that the congestion
of business has assumed the proportions
of a blockade. ...'.
The forest fire which has raged for
two . days on Mount Tamalpas, Cal.,
threatening the towns of Mill valley
and Larkspur, and many . costly coun
try residences, has been extinguished
by a timely rain. .
The Transvaal Official Gazette con
tains a proclamation calling upon all
burghers domioiled outside the repub
lic to present themselves forthwith for
service, . failing which they will be
fined, imprisoned, and their property
confiscated. - '
In the event of war between Great
Britain and the Transvaal, as a result
of, the' Boer nltimatum, orders have
been cabled to the cruiser Montgomery,
which was ' last reported at Pernam
buco, directing her to proceed to Dela
goa bay and co-operate with the consul
at Pretoria in the protection of Ameri
can interests. ' ; - -
" Dispatches from Manila announce
that Captain Woodridge Geary, of the
Thirteenth infantry, was killed in ac
tion. Captain Geary was an Oregon
boy, and went to West Point from Cor
vallis. He served throughout the Puer
to Bican campaign, and last spring was
transferred to the Thirteenth and sent
to Manila.. . ; '
" Major George O. Webster, U. S. A.,
retired, is dead at Fort Sheridan, from
the effects of a fever contracted in the
Philippines a few months ago, while
commanding one battalion of - the
Fourth infantry.. Major Webster was
an old Indian fighter, and saw active
service with the Fourth infantry in
Cuba and Luzon. .- ; :
The greatest dividend payer among
the Cripple Creek mines, is the Port
land. Its latest dividend is $60,000
for September, and it has paid stock
holders to date the sum of $2,877,080.
Captain Rockwell, at present com
mandant of the Norfolk navy -yard, has
been ordered to command the, Chicago,
which will be Admiral Schley's flag
ship on the South Atlantio squadron.
The detail was made at Captain Bock
well's request. : -
BRITISH SOLDIERS KILLED
Boers Captured an Armored
WAR HAS BEGUN IN EARNEST
The Afrikanders Suffered Several Re
pulses While Attacking; Mafeklng
Vryburg: Is Threatened.
London, Oct. 16. An Edinburg pa
per, the Scotsman,, asserts that a bat
tle has taken place between : General
Sir George Stewart White, commanding
the forces in Natal, and the Boers,
who entered Natal by way of Van
Beenan's Pass. General ' White, the
Scotsman says, is very sanguine of th
success of the British movement.
A dispatch to the Daily Telegrapl
from its correspodence at Ladysimth,
dated at noon Friday, says:
"A strong mobile column under Sil
George Stewart White, accompanied by
General Sir Archibald Hunter, proceed
ed before daybreak this morning toward
Acton Homes for the purpose of recon
noitring. General White's object was
to observe what was going on and also
to test the mobility and efficiency of
his forces. All the men are well and
the weather is fine."
According to dispatches from Lady
simth to the Standard and the Daily
Telegraph, dated Thursday, heavy
storms have begun and forage is scacre
on the veldt. General White has 12
guns and the Boers 11.
The Daily Mail's Cape Town corre
spondent says: ' - '-
"I learn on good authority that the
Boers are attacking Mafeking. They
are reported to have already suffered
several repulses. It is generally ad
mitted that Vryburg cannot stand a
strong Boer attack."
The war office has received the fol
lowing dispatch from the general com
manding the Cape forces:
Cape Town, Oct. 16. An armored
train from Mafeking escorting twe
seven-pounder guns sent from here to
Mafeking was attacked last night at
Kraaipan. Apparently a rail had been
removed. The train left the track, and
the Boers fired into it with artillery
for an hour and captured it."
; The Ladysmith correspondent of the
"A subsequent reconnoisance shows
phat the invading iorce from the Free
State numbers approximately 12,000
. Glencoe, Oct... 16. --It is reported
that the Boers have crossed the border
at Ingogo, and that the Free State gov
enment has taken possession of the rail
way to Van Reenan, and seized a Natal
government train. . ' ,-: . ; ,:
Plan to Trap Aguinaldo.
New York, Oct. 16. A special to the
Herald from . Washington says: While
General Schwan is engaged in scatter
ing the enemy in Cavite proivnoe, Gen
erals Lawton and MacArthur are mak
ing preparations - for an important
movement to the north of Manila.
General Mao Arthur and Lawton will
proceed to the north in the hope of
trapping Aguinaldo and his forces be
tween the three columns,
- General Schwan's movement to the
southward of Manila is merely in the
nature of a demonstration, and for the
purpose of scattering , insurgents who
have intrenched themselves in Cavite
province, the home of Aguinaldo and
the nest of the rebellion.
Situation In Bechuanaland. .
- 'London, Oct. 16. A notable change
in the position of affairs is tho presence
of the Boers at Martiboga, 45 miles
south of Mafeking, which seems to in
dicate that they are endeavoring to get
Colonel Baden Powell between two
fires. The gravity of the Boer advance
can be better estimated when it is real
ized, that they will thereby , cut the
railway and telegraphic communication
to the north, isolating several British
positions which must be speedily re
lieved. . '
. ... Four Thousand Perished.
Amsterdam, Oct. 16. A dispatch to
the Mandetsblad from Batavia, capital
of Java, says a violent earthquako has
visited the south side bf the island of
Ceram, next to the largest of the Mo
luccas, between . Booroo and Papua,
completely destroying the town of Am
hei and killing instantly : some 4,000
people, as well as injuring some 500
others. The dispatch says details of
the disaster have not yet been obtained.
Wireless Telegraph In Hawaii.
- San Francisco, Oct. 12. The steamer
Australia arrived from Honolulu today1.
Among her passengers was Frederick J.
Cross," who visits this country to confer
with Marconi, the inventor of wireless
telegraphy, regarding a system of wire
less telegraphy which is to be placed
in operation among the islands of the
' :V '-Canada's Contribution. ..
Ottawa, Ont.. Oct. 16. At a meet
ing of the cabinet today, a decision was
reached to send 1,000 Canadian sol
diers to South Africa as Canada's con
tribution to the British force now fight
ing 'the Boers. . This is double the
number of troops asked for by the im
" An American Ill-Treated.
Cape Town, Oct. 16. No news of
fighting has yet been received. It is
suggested that with a view of retain
ing tho good will oi tho Basuetos, tho
authorities shall not press for payment
of the hu! tax. . ;"-;
. An American citizen has sworn to an
affidavit before the American consul
hero, in which he states that he has
been subjected by burghers of the Free
State to great ill-treatment. ; His limb
bear marks showing the effects of the
treatment ho has recei ved.
DOWN IN CAVITE.
Oeaeral Schwan's Expedition Accom
plishes Its Object. t
. Manila Oct. 16. General Schwan's
expedition, having accomplished its ob
ject, the troops are all returning to
their former positions, abandoning the
towns taken. x
General Sch&wn is en route from
Peres Desmarimas to I'.nus with the
infantry, while the artillery and cav
alry and all mule teams are retracing
"their route from Malabon to Bacoor,
with the signal corps removing the
wires. Geureal Trias, with the organ
ized bodies of insurgents, retreated to
Sllang and Indan, at the base of the
In Cavite province, the scene of the
hottest fights and their great successes
over tho Spaniards, the Filipinos might
have been expected to make a resolute
stand, ' if anywhere, but after their
whippings, at Cavite""Viejo and Nove
leta, their tactics consisted chiefly in
a continuous exhibition of their agility
and their transformation from warriors
to amigos. .
The marines, while . reconnoitering
about the scene of Sunday's encounter,
find that the trenches have been already
reoccupied, although the enemy mani
fested more than their usual willing
ness to retreat before the Americans.
At Malabon, the Americans corralled
200 or 800 natives, supposed to be
fighting men. A few of them were
caught with arms in their hands, but
large numbers were found in hiding,
dressed in khaki, like the American
uniform. A majority of them were in
the garb of amigos, but they are sus
pected of shooting at the troops from
houses, a growing habit, which flour
ished throughout the advance whenever
small parties of Americans strayed
from the main body. .The prisoners
are a white elephant on the hands of
SHOT HIS - RECREANT WIFE.
Bullet Intended for the Man Who Was
in the Boom With Her.
Oregon City, Or., Oct. 16. A.
Brooks, of Canemah, who is employed
in the paper mills, returned home un
expectedly between 11 and 12 o'clock
last night and found Frank Freeman
and Mrs. Brooks together in the house.
He shot at Freeman with his revolver,
but missed the mark and one of the
bullets entered Mrs. Brooks' abdomen,
perforating the intestines and lodging
against . the hip bone. Dr. Carl ex
tracted the bullet, but says the woman
cannot live. Freeman was arrested
this, afternoon, charged with assault
upon the woman, and was bound over
to the circuit court. ' v.
' Brooks says he found Mrs. Brooks'
younger sister in" the front room with
Pat Freeman, and ; in the rear room
found his wife and Frank Freeman.
He fired four shots, two " hitting the
body of Mrs. Brooks.. He further says
he has been ' carrying a pistol for a
month, expecting to return home at
"midnight and find Freeman with his
wife, but he did not muster enough
courage to return until last night. :
" Freeman's father and two brothers
were drowned nearly two years ago by
accidentally going over the falls in a
row boat. - The Brookses have only
resided here a short time.
LED INTO AMBUSH. :
German Expedition Massacred bj Ka
- tives In Southwest Africa.
', Liverpool, Oct. 16. The steamei
Niger, which arrived today from South
west Africa, brings news of the massa
cre of Lieutenant Guise, German com
missioner, at Rio del Rey, near Old Cal
abar river, on the bight of Biafra, and
also of 'Herr Leemeyer, a German
trader, together - with 100 native sol
diers and carriers, constituting an ex
pedition formed by Lieutenant Guise
to quell disturbances near the Cross
river, which forms the boundaiy be
tween British and German -territory.
A native chief was taken as a guide,
but he led the expedition into ambush.
He was promptly shot when the Ger
mans received a volley. They fought
courageously, but were outnumbered
and slain. The natives then looted the
neighboring factories and murdered the
native employes, after Which' they
crossed into British territory. Two
British traders, who were warned, had
a narrow escape, managing to get down
the river in a canoe and to reaoh Rio
del Rey, where they found only a soli
tary German official and a half dozen
black soldiers. -"
Great excitement prevailed at Rio del
Rey when the Niger left,. September 27,
as it was thought the natives might
come there. News has been sent to
the Camerons, from which point a Ger
man relief expedition could be dis
patched. - - " -' ' -. ; " . ; :
J'l -:--' Conemaugh Arrives.
San Francisco, Oct. 14. The trans
port Conemaugh arrived here today, 83
days from Manila. ; Fifty-seven sol
diers who deserted from the Newport
came home on the Conemaugh. Among
them were 15 men of the Fourteenth
infantry, 7 of the Third artillery, 18 of
the Fourth cavalry, '2 of the Twenty
second infantry, and 1 each of . the
Thirteenth," Twentieth and Sixteenth
,. . Civil Bule for French Colonics.
Chicago, Oct. 16. A special to the
Chicago Tribune from Paris says: The
cabinet tqday voted to place all French
colonies under civil authority and to
abolish all military administration.
Activity at Halifax. v
Halifax, N. S., Oct. : 16. The mili
tary officers here are active on account
of the Transvaal situation. Lord Sey
mour has issued an order for all the re
serve men in and about Halifax to be
prepared to shoulder guns and go to the
Cape if necessary. ' -
New York, Oct. 16. The committet
for the perpetuation of the Dewey vic
tory arch in marble has received pledget
of $100,000 toward carrying out thf
Wreck of the Laurada in
HAD AN EVENTFUL PASSAGE
Luckily No Lives Were Lost and Com
paratively Little Discomfort Caine to
Passengers Laurada's Record.
Seattle, Oct. 17. By : the United
ptates revenue cutter Corwin, which
firrived . here tonight, . survivors are
brought of the steamship. Laurada,
which lies a wreck in Zapadine bay,
St. George island. f
' The Laurada, Captain . Frank White,
left Seattle September. 12, for Cape
Nome, with a crew of 48 officers and
men and 20 passengers. . She carried a
full cargo of general merchandise, hay,
lumber, 86 head of . cattle and 180
sheep. She encountered rough weather
from the start, and just before 6 o'clock
on the morning of September 80 was
driven by wind and current into shoal
water in Active , pass, but after a brief
detention she resumed her voyage. Be
ing loaded deep,- the heavy seas broke,
over bow again and again and by tho
time the open sea was reached it had
become so serious that she was forced
to turn back and take the inside pas
sage to New'Metlakahtla, where SO
tons of lumber and 50 tons of coal were
put ashore. Thus lightened, she pro
ceeded to Dutch Harbor, which was
reached September 25. - ..
At Dutch Harbor 80 sheep were
landed. The Laurada left Dutch Har
bor September 26, encountering con
tinued stormy weather. On Septem
ber 27 it was discovered that a leak
had been started forward by the pound
ing of the seas. This increased rapid
ly, and soon it became evident that the
pumps would not much longer keep
the vessel afloat. ' She began gradually
to settle. The only hope of safety lay
in reaching the Pribyloff or Seal is
lands, ' the northernmost of which,
St. George, is barely 225 miles from
At 2:80 P. M., September 28, Cap
tain White, after having skirted the
eastern shore of St. George island, and
finding it impossible to make a safe
landing, ran the now sinking Laurada
ashore in the shallow waters of Zapa
dine bay.-.-..-- The fire in the- lower grate
had been by this time extinguished by
the rising sea "waters, and the stokers
were wading in the fire room up to
their knees... -. ,
On this side of the island are two
small frame salt 'houses used for the
storage and curing of sealskins by the
North American Commercial Company,
which , has a lease of the island from
the government. ' The smaller of these
was vacant, and the crew and passen
gers of the Laurada moved in. Pro
visions and other necessaries were
taken from the ship. All the livestock
was successfully ' landed. " ' ' , :.
It was on October 8 that the cutter
Corwin, Captain Herring, which had
left St. Michael for Seattle and San
Francisco on September 80, sighted
the signal of distress flying from the
mast of the Laurada. Captain Herring
consented to receive the passengers and
crew and convey them back . to Dutch
Harbor. The third mate of the Lua
rada was left on the island to protect
the ship and cargo from being taken
possession of as a derelict, and six pas
sengers remained to care for outfits
they were unwilling to abandon. The
Corwin 's store . of provisions was re
plenished from the abandoned vessel,
and the cutter made sail for - Dutch
Harbor, with a total of 135 persons on
board, arriving in . the afternoon of
October 4. v Here the Laurada's passen
gers were provided with blankets and
made as comfortable as possible. The
mail carried by the Laurada was also
brought back by the Corwin, and will
be forwarded by the next available
steamer north, bound.- It is probable
a relief expedition will . be sent from
here as soon as possible. -
' Among those left at Dutch Harbor
are the wife of Captain Brown, of the
Yukon river steamboat Oil City, now
at St. Michael, and the wife and child
of Minor Bruce. An entire printing
outfit for a newspaper at Nome is in the
cargo of the wreck.
The Laurada was built in Great Brit
ain and became famous ' shortly before
the outbreak of the late Spanish-Amer
ican war as a filibuster and successful
blockade runner. - ; ,
San Franoisco, Oct. 16. Charles L.
Fair has filed an amended answer to
the petition of Mrs. Nettie R. Craven,
who asked for an allowance of $5,000
a month out of. the late Senator James
G.. Fair's estate. . The answer declares
that the Alleged, marriage contract on
which Mrs. Craven bases Jier ' claim is
a forgery, and in the main reiterates
statements formerly made by the de
fense. ' - ' - i
. Woman Hang Herself. :
' Roseburg, Oct., t6. Mrs. Rondeau,
aged 20 years, wife of G. W. Rondeau,
committed suicide about 2 o'clock this
morning at a wood camp near Rose
burg. - The coroner's jury found that
she came to her death by hanging her
self by the neck to a tree, and no blame
is attached to any one.
General Shatter to be Retired.
New York, Oct. 18. A special to the
Tribune from Washington says: . The
retirement of General Shatter from the
regular army October 16, promises to
lead to the promotion and retirement
of at least five colonels as brigadier
generals and to open the way for the
president to recognize the conspicuous
achievements of two staff colonels,
Lawton and " MacArthur, by making
them general officers of the line.
COLORED LAND HOLDERS.
Coming Census Will Show. Larg In
crease Especially in the South.
The report sent forth . by the state
officials of Virginia that their records
of assessment and taxation show a
large increase in ownership of land
amongst the colored people, presents -gratifying
conditions which the census
officials know to be common to all the
Southern states. -:
The Virginia report mentions thai
the records do not show the full, and '
perhaps not half - of' the increase in
land ownership amongst the colored
people for the reason that great num
bers of them, having meager capital,
are compelled to buy farms on land
contracts. These contracts call for
deeds when the payment of purchase
money, which is made in installments,
shall have been completed. . While
the installments are pending, the title
Is held in the vendor as a part of his
security for the deferred payments. .
Thus the rea' possession is not repre
sented in the records, though the case
is practically like that of property .
which is mortgaged.
Chief Statistician Powers, of the di
vision of agriculture in the census,
who has made a thorough study of the
question of tenure, has prepared a
schedule for the twelfth census which
Is intended to cover the cases men
tioned. The enumerator will be in
structed to report as owners all home
steaders who have not "proved up" or
whose final proofs have not been re
corded in fact all actual occupants of
public lands and persons who have
bought land on contracts for deeds; and
those who have been foreclosed, but are
holding over for redemption.
If the enumerators shall carry out
these instructions, the twelfth census
will present a fuller exhibit of small
ownership and of land ownership
amongst the colored people than has
hitherto been available. '
Tenure is to be taken in the cenus
in a manner to show not simply the
number of persons who own farms,
work farms on shares, or lease farms
for a cash or other fixed rental, but to
show all the conditions of ownership
and tenure according to race and color.
In the case of land bought on con
tract, the element of duplication will
have to be guarded against, as some
vendors, still retaining title to land
which they have sold but which is not
wholly paid for, may report it as still
their, own. .
The intention of the census office is,
however, to give such instructions to ,
enumerators previous to beginning field
work, that the elements of omission oi
duplication shall be brought to a mini-
mum. - - -
Statistics of ownership : and tenure,
derived as they . frequently have been
heretofore, from the county land rec
ords, do not convey accurate impres
sions. Thousands of deeds of sale and
transfer, land contracts, - partition
deeds,, sequestrian papers, final home- -stead
proofs, etc., are held in the homes -of
the people unrecorded.' The census
officials expect, in the schedules now .
adopted, to avoid practically all of the
deficiencies which these conditions pre- '
sent in the land records, and to be able,
at the opening of the twentieth century,
to make a comparatively perfect ex
hibit of land ..tenure by counties and
color in all the states.
A STRINGENT FOOD LAW.
Prohibits the Use of Arsenlo or Alum in
All Articles of Diet. .
; The law enacted by the Missouri leg
islature, a copy of which was recently
published in onr columns', and which
prohibits the manufacture or sale of
any article intended for food or to be
used in the preparation of food, which
contains alum, arsenic, ammonia, etc,
places that state in the lead in the, mat
ter of sanitary legislation.
Laws restricting the use of alum in
bread have been in force in England, .
Germany and France for many years.
In this country, in Minnesota,. Wiscon- '
sin, ' Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and
several other states, direct legislation
in reference to the sale of alum baking
powders has also been effected. In
several of these states their sale is pro
hibited unless they are branded to show '
that they contain alum, and in the Dis
trict of Columbia, under the laws ol
Congress, the sale of bread containing
alum has been made illegal. -
Following are the names of some oi -the
brands of baking powder sold in
this vicinity which are shown by re
cent analysis to contain alum. House
keepers and grocers should cut the list
out and keep it for reference:
Baking Powders Containing Alum!
K. C. .............. I" . .Contains Alum
Manf. by Jaques Mfg. Co. Chicago.
CALUMET .Contains Aulm
Manf. by Calumet Baking Powder Co., Chicago.
HOME. .Contains Alum
Manf. by Home Baking Powder Co., 8. F.
WASHINGTON. Contains Alum
Manf. by Pacific Chemical Works, Tacoma.
CRESCENT. .Contains Alum
Manf. by Crescent Mfg. Co., 8eattle.
WHITE LILY. .... , . .Contains Alum
Manf. by D. Ferrera & Co., Tacoma.
BEE-HIVE ....... . . . . Contains Alum
Manf. by Washington Mfg. Co Ran Francisco. -
BON BON. Contains Alum
Menf. by Giant Chemical Co., Chicago. -
DEFIANCE ........... Contains Alum
Manf. by Portland Coffee & Spice Co., Portland.
PORTLAND .......... Contains Alum .
Manf. by Beno & Eallls, Portland.
The housekeeper should bear in mind -that
alum makes a cheap baking pow
der. It costs but two cents a pound
while . cream of tartar costs thirty.
Tha quality of the powder is therefore
usually indicated by the price.
" When your cane-seat chairs begin
to wear out mend the break the best
you can by weaivng in cords, or, if
very bad, replace with a piece of can
vass securely tacked on; put on a gen
erous layer of cotton batting or curled
hair, and ; cover with a piece of any "
kind of upholstery goods, an embroid
ered pattern; crazy patchwork or a
large "log-cabin" block. : Finish the
edge with furniture gimp, and fringe
if desired. The back 'my be finished
With a similar panel, ,