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VOL. I.
HOOD RIVER, WASCO CO UNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1900.
NO. 20.
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OFFICIAL ' DIRECTORY.
UNITED STATES.
President William McKinley
Vice-President .-..Garrett A. Hobatt
Secretary of State , John Hay
Secretary of Treasury ... Lvman J. Gage
secretary of Interior ;...Cornelius N. Bliss
becretarv of War Elihu Koot
: Secretary of Navy. John D. Long
Postmaster-General James A. Gary
Attorney-General John W. Griggs
Secretary of Agriculture ..........James Wilson
7 STATE OF OREGON.
c.... ( .-.... ..Geo. W. McBride
"" ) Joseph Simon
Congressmen.. J aiSSS!
Attornev-General ...D. R, N. Blackburn
. Governor ....... .......T. T. Geer
Secretary of State... F. I. Dunbar
Treasurer .........C. 8. Moore
Printer W. H.Leeds
bupt. of Public Instruction J. H. Ackexman
C, E. Wolverton
, P. A. Moore
R. 8. Bean
"- SEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT.
"ircnlt Judge....:.".."'. ..it.nH.iq.Wi L. Bradshaw
Prosecuting Attorney ; ..A. A. Jayne
WASCO COUNTY.
. -u -State Senator
( .-...iuJk..-.'.E. B.-DllfUT
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RenrvRentative J. W. Morton
Judge ,. Robert Mays
Sommissloner'ljj E"?is
Oountv Clerk" A. M. Kelsay
Sheriff.,... ...,........Robert Kelly
Treasurer C. L. Phillips
Assessor.. ' .....W. H. Whipple
'Scho'.l Superintendent .C. L. Gilbert
purveyor , J. B. Goit
ioroner .'.... ....W. H. Butts
HQOD RIVER DISTRICT OFFICERS.
Justice of Peace ...George T. Prather
Constable...,....- ...K. S. dinger
1 COUNTY COURT. " :
The County Conrt of Wasco county meets on
the iirst Mondnys in January, March, May,
luly, September and November. ...
- , ; CIRCUIT COURT. - ft "
:.. Circuit Court of Wasoo county meets on the
.hi id Mondays in February, May and Novem
ber.
HOOD RIVER CITY.
Mayor Dr. F. O. Brosiue
f A. S. Blowers
. .-.-s . - :;i....;J. H. Dukes
Councilmen i . C. A. Bell
I P. S. Davidson, Jr.
... v . ( , , J.J. Luckey
Recorder...., J. R. Nickelsen
' Treasurer , George P. Crowell
Marshal.!. -.. ...E. 8. OUnger
REGISTERS AND RECEIVERS U. 8. LAND
, OFFICES.
. . . . 1 TH PAlLES. , - . .,,
Register .. i................. Jay P. tucas
Receiver... ..............Otis Patterson
. VANCOUVER. v
' Regiater .W. R Dunbar
. Receiver.,., .,.... ..........L. B.CLougb.
. WALLA WALLA. ) . -
Register...." ..."........;"'....'.'..7....'..john M. Hill
Receiver......... Thomas Maegrove
OREGON CIT1T. :., , '
ReglRter..i..........M-,. C. B. Moores
Receiver.. ...i ...A....William Galloway
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Icean Steamers Leave Portland Every 5 Days
SAN-FBANCISCO."
Stoamers Monthly from Portland to
Yokohama and Hong Koni, via the
Northern Pacific Steamship Co., in con
nection with the O. R. A N.
For full information call on O. S. A N. agent
1. T. BAGLEG,, Hood River; or address ?r. ;.
W. H. HURL13URT,
General Passenger Agent, Portland, Or.
O. K. A N..TIme Table for Hood River
. EASTBOUNa I ' WESTBOUND.
' No. 4 p. nr. I No. 8............ 8:17 a. m.
Ko. 2.. 40:46 p. m. 1 No. 1...: 4:00 p. in.
. ... J. T. BAGLEG, Agent.
RECULATOR.
DALLES CITY
The;-
Regulator
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DALLES, PORTLAND 4 ' ASTORIA
NAVIGATION ; COMPANY.
Steamers Dally (Except Sunday) Between ; .
Portland, Cascade Locks, Stevenson,
' Spracoe, White Salmon, HOOD
RIVER and The Dalles. -
HOOD RIVER TO PORTLAND
WUND TRIP . 1 - - .
Ji.25
2.00
THE DALLES OFFICE: First and Court SU.
W. CALLAWAY,
... General Agent,
' The Dalles, Or:
Due at Hood River, eastbound, 4 p. nr.: west
bound, 9:80 a. m. .
Leaves Portland at 7 a nr.; Leaves The Dalles
at7:00a.m. ', ' ,
MAILS.
The mail arrives from Mt. Hood at 10 o'clock
a. m. Wednesdays and Saturdays; departs the
ame days at noon. -
For Chenoweth, leaves at 8 a. m. Tuesdays,
Thursdays and Saturdays: arrives at 6 p. nr.
For White Salmon (Wash.) leaves dally at 6:48
a. nr.; arrives at 7:15 p. m.
From White Salmon leaves for Fulda, Gilmer
Treat Lake and Gleawood Mondays, Wednes
riAVa and Frldavs.
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VerBingen (Wash.) leave at 6:44 p. nr.; ai
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From All Parts'- of j the : New
World and the Old. :
OF INTEREST TO OUR READERS
Comprehensive Review of the Import
ant Happening; of the Fast Week
Called From the Telegraph Columns
'", Plague at Honolulu is under control.
.Dawson evil-doers are foroed - to sa-w
aood. ' rj.-'v-; ..V,?;-'
' General Butler's position is becoming
precarious. ' v V ,
Surveyors are now at work" on"'th
Oregon Midland railway route. .. , ;
" A" big " steel' mill was 1 wrecked "in
Pittsburg by a boiler explosion.
A bill was introduced in congress to
provide mining laws or Cape, Nome.
Money is now ready for the purchase
of the Salem, Or., federal building site.
Census Supervisor Kelly has left for
Alaska to enter upon his duties there.
Owing to' a' split" in the National
League, Baltimore may lose her base
baUclub..,.,,.;; ' An attempt to rob the Missouri,' Kan
sas & Texas railway train at Holden,
Mo., was frustrated. , -r ;
The United States transports City' of
Pueblo" and " Senator" have" arrived at
San Francisco from Manila..
! Near Corunna, Spain, a torpedo boat,
name- and - nationality unknown, has
been totally lost, with all on board. .
Quarantine offioers in San Francisco
are adopting stringent measures to pro
tect that port from the bubonic plague.
The Union hotel,", at Kevelstoke, B.
C, was totally destroyed; by fire, .-the
blaze originating in the- furnace room.
The German Bteamer Remus has been
wrecked - near ' Aarhans, ' Denmark,
where - she was bound. The captain
and ,13 men perished. , I ' ,i y
Colonel Charles F. Williams, com
mander of the United States marine)
corps at Mare Island, died suddenly of
hemorrhage of the stomach. ? . S
"Nick" Haworth, suspected murder
er ol JSignt watdnman Sandall, at
Kaysville, Utah, attempted to commit
suicide at Salt Lake by bleeding. . i ,.
Bobert Fitzsimmons now .claims he
was drugged when he was whipped, by
James Jeffries for the . championship
pfjiheworld at Conej Island, last June.
A runaway electric car on the Day
ton & Xenia traction road, at Dayton,
O., left the track at a sharp ourve and
was demolished, killing three persons.
An American scouting' party of the
Twenty-fifth was caught in ambush by
Filipinos and an officer and three men
killed. -Insurgents lost 40 in killed and
wounded. . .... -- .. ' . . "
Senator William Goebel,: ' of ; Ken
tucky, was shot and seriously wounded
by. a crazed Kentuckian,two shots pas
sing entirely through .tie Democratic
leader's body ".- " ;
. People of China are said to take
imperial changes with, great equani
mity.' iv UUcU '
William Jennings Bryan will accept
the Populist nomination, for the presi
dency, i'x y, ii itiX) l ' :;'Ji- 1
Lord Pauncefote will retire as am
bassador Of Great Britain to the United
States, April 1. ..':-
The interstate commerce commission
has sued the Northern Paoifio to en
force disregarded laws. .
Senators are. said to want no - change
in the "manner ot their election. The
house favors popular vote." ; " .'-"j.
Dundonald's forces, for whom fears
were entertained, are safe on the south
bank of the Tugela river.
Five business men of Walla Walla
were victimized by a smooth, foiger,
who cashed bogus checks y' s
The Prince Regent of Bavaria has
conferred the Order of St. Michaels,
first-class, on Dr. Nansen; the explorer.
In Cincinnati, Charles Barlruff, a
tanner, killed his wife, his son and his
daughter and then tried to set the
house on fire. . - . I X ' T '. ..
A fuheraHtram, arranged by "the
Southern Paoifio, will ; convey - the re
mains of General Lawton. and Major
Logan to the East. ' '" -"
i James H. Britton ex-mayor ' of St.
Louis, and for many years one of the
leading bankers of the West, '- died at
Ardley, N. Y., aged 83. . -
Captain C' H. Stockton," 'president
of the naval war college, says: , ''Com
mand of the sea on our North Pacific
coast and the waters of the western
basin of the North' Paoifio should be in
our hands in peace and war time.
This can only be effected by readiness
of a proper and sufficient naval -Jotco
either on the spot, or. to be furnished
from the .'Atlantic . through an un
tramelled canal. " In additiontO" this,
and ready for combining, should be the
available foroes "normally attached to
the Philippines and the waters about
China, Japan and Coveal In other
words, the Pacific ocean, : from Samoa
northward, should be within our
control." " ' - .' " ; '
San Francisco' has a daily paper
printed in Chinese. A,;-- ,. . ; v., , 7. ;. i
Joseph L. Mayers.-' state senator of
Ohio, from Coshocton, walked to the
capitol from his home, a distance of '
100 miles, to show his independence of
railroads. . 7 J , : . ' " ;
Citizens of Dickinson 'county, Knn.,
have organized a relief association for
the purpose of sending corn to India
for free distribution in the famine-
stricken districts. 1
LATER NEWS.
" The Boers at Stormberg . are hard
pressed. , . : ; - ;
The house passed the Indian appio
priation bill, s . ; : ? .
, The transport Manuense has arrived
at San Francisco from Manila. .
W. J. Bryan spoke to an audience ol
2,000 people at Ohicopee, Mass.-
' Cardinal Gibbons commends congress
for its action in the Roberts case.
Nielson, of Minneapolis, lowered the
two-mile skating record of 6:51 to 5:33.
William Stanley Hazeltine, the ma
rine artist, is dead in Borne, aged 54
years. ' : ;. -r. -''.
A serious riot occurred in Porto Bico
during the parades of two political
parties. .
Chicapro trades-unionists in the Fed
eration of Labor-denourieed Governor
Taylor, of Kentucky. - r .
''."The president has issued a proolama
tion fixing a tariff of duties and taxes
for the island of Guam. .
' The passengers and mail brought
from Honolulu by the steamer Austra
lia 'were released from quarantine.
. The , strike at Cramp's shipyard,
which has been in progress since Au
gust, has been officially declared off. '.
. Wm. Goebel, the contesting gover
nor of Kentucky, is dead from the re
suit of the bullet fired by an unknown
assassin. . - I -
The British government has contract'
ed with the .Philadelphia & Beading
Bailroad Company for 1,000.000 tons
of coal. -
Fire in St. . Louis destroyed - four
blocks. - causing 'a property loss of
$1,500,000.' One man was killed and
several injured.
A reward of $5,000 has been offered
for the arrest and conviction of the per
son or persons who made the. attempt
on the life of William Goebel.
" General Kobbe has occupied' tfie is
lands of Lamar and Leyte. In the
fight at Catbalogan 10 insurgents were
killed and the Americans captured five
cannon, with their artillerymen. ; ; k
Secretary Beitz, of the Transvaal re
publio, says that the Boers have never
abused the white flag,, and that . the
Bri'ish murdered women, children and
American citizens at Derdepoort.
The ,value of property captured by Ad
miral Dewey's fleet in Manila bay has
been estimated by the board of ap
praisal at $326,141. The largest items
in the statement are: : "Ship and boat
equipment, $241,566; ordnance mate'
rials, $14,294, and fuel, $20,568."
The appraisal was' called for as evi
dence in the suit brought, bv Admiral
Dewey tor the award of prize money.
t The . Boers credit divine 'providence
with their Tugela victory. .7
j.. No river and harbor bill, will be pre
sented at this session of congress.
The British parliament has reassem
bled. No disorder was manifested.
Alexander Dunsmuir, the coal king
of the Pacific coast, died in New York
city, aged 47 years. - ; . .
. Services in commemoration of the
martyrdom . of Charles I, of England
were held in Boston-
The transport Missouri, en route to
San Francisco from Manila, has 17 in
sane soldiers aboard. '". ; !
Fire destroyed the business portion
of the town of Winfield, Kan. Hun
dreds of people are homeless.
Lieutenant Winston Churchill , de
scribes the battle of Spionkop as the
hardest fight of the South African war.
All is quiet in Samoa. The natives
are more settled than at any time since
the ..disturbance between the native
factions. jr,:VJ:-: 'l,'.
The sheriff of Colfax, Wash., has
offered a reward of $500 for the capture
of Clemens, the murderer of a man
named Boland. r ' :
A special dispatch from Cape Town
says 150 American scouts, who arrived
there as muleteers, have enlisted in
the British forces. 7. J r"' :" - ' v' ". '
A cold wava is prevailing east of the
Rocky mountains. , The temperature is
eight degrees below zero at Chicago and
six below at Omaha. Vy '
The Fergus Printing Company, oi
Chicago, one tof ; the oldest printing
houses' in th city, was thrown into the
streets for non-payment of rent.
Great Northern officials and em
ployes' ; grievance committee held -a
conference and it is announced there
will be no strike, all differences' being
settled. . j - 't .;' "-
Governor Taylor declares that a state
of insurrection now prevails in Ken
tucky. He has ordered the legislature
adjourned, but the Democrats have re
fused to obey his edict. . .
B. V. Wilson has been arrested in
Snn Francisco on the charge of having
embezzled a package containing $600,
while . he was t agent ' for . the Great
Northern .Express Company at Frank
lin,' King county, Wash. ( -
Lee Gong, a Chinaman of Fargo, N.
D., who alleges St. Louis is his home,
appealed today from the United States
court to the secretary of the treasury,
and was released on bail. He was the
Srst of the 70 Chinamen charged with
violating the exclusion act, to be heard
by the courts. ' . r '
A newsboy of Philadelphia was ar
rested under the blue law of 1794 and
fined four dollars for " selling news
papers on Sunday. . f , 7. ... , .
Admiral Schley, who . was 'recently
made a thirty-second degree Mason,
has been a - member , of the : fraternity
iince his twenty-first birthday. : v .7
A law just passed in Norway makes
girls ineligible for matrimony unless
they can show' certificates of skill in
cooking, knitting and spinning. -
Off
MET BY A POINTOF." ORDER
Allen, of Nebraska, Concluded His Ar
raignment of Secretary Gage Indian
School Question in the House.
Washington, Feb. 5 -An efforts by
Pettigrew, of South Dakota, to discuss
the Philippine question in the . senate
today was of no avif, as he was met
by appoint of ordt which took him
from the floor. . igtten only so
far as to charge that tniT great journals
of the country would, not publish the
facts concerning the Philippine war,
Subsequently he offered another reso
lution on' which I he will speak next
week.v "Allen," of Nebraska, concluded
his speech in the arraignment of Secre'
tary. Gage because of '. his transaction
with the National City bank of ' New
York. He had previously introduced
a resolution providing for an investiga'
tion by the senate of ihe treasury de
partment,' but objection to its consid
eration sent it over until next week. '
" 'The house today devoted its attention
to the Indian appropriation bill. It
got no further, however, than the ap
propriations for Indians schools, -where
an effort was inaugurated by Fitzger
aid, of New York, to permit the secre
tary of the interior to- contract with
schools for " the education of Indian
children where the goevrnment lacks
facilities.'? No appropriation is made
for contract schools in this bill. It is
claimed that the present Indian school
facilities are inadequate. . -.
HOBSON'S THOUSANDS.
More
Witnesses for Prosecution. In the
; - v Clark Case.
. Washington, Feb. .When the sen'
ate committee on privileges and elec
tions met today, Campbell, represent
ing the memorialists in the prosecution
of the charges against Senator Clark,
of " Montana, . in connection with his
election to the United States senate,
announced that he had: three more wit
nesses to. examine, thus deferring the
beginning of the presentation of the
defense. ," f
i: The 'first - witness was Frank E
Wright, cashier of a bank at Lewiston,
Idaho.. Wright was questioned concern'
ing the accounts of State Kepresenta
tive Long and State Senator Hobson,
the latter being jpresideu t of . his bank
I Ueaid that prior Jiveeeting of
he legislature, Long nad . owed the
bank $400, and Hobson had owed it
$22,000. Long had paid his note in
April," and Hobson ' paid his In' May
last both "with checks.-. The account
transcripts were placed ; in evidence
The one of Hobsop's case showed that
in April last a letter was received from
the Continental National bank of Chi
cago, advising the Fergus County bank
of a credit of $25,000 in Hobson's be
half. Hobson was then in London, but
the witness did hot think he had gone
to London with Senator Clark.
Hobson had never told him where he
obtained the $25,000.;' On cross-examination,
the witness said that Hob
son ' was considered a wealthy man,
worth :; about ' $300,000 or $400,000.
He knew that he had sold some mines
in London, but did not know whether
the $25,000 was derived from this
source. . ' --. . .-
SOUDANESE TROOPS REBEL.
Serious Trouble likely to Occur In
... - . Upper Egypt.- C '.'.' '-
Paris," Feb. 5. A dispatch to the
Havas news agenoy from Cairo con'
firms the report that a rebellion had
occurred among the Soudanese troops
in Khartoum. It says: "There is
much anxiety here." .there'have been
many ' grave incidents, notable the
growing" discontent in the Egyptian
arm, which has reached to a mutiny
in two Soudanese battalions. The gov
ernment has sent Colonel Wingate to
parle with them. " ,1 ;
The army complains of bad treat
ment and the secret dispatch of Egyp
tian troops to South Africa. It appears
certain that -10 Maxims and a large
assignment of saddles have gone to Dur
ban, and a number of English officers
and civil . functionaries have obtained
unlimited furlough to go to ' South
Africa,, which is b5rieved to be a breaoh
of Egypt's neutrality. sThe govern
ment is alarmed at the attitude of the
black troops, and has asked the khe
dive to intervene. ' The latter has sent
a letter urging obedience, but anxiety
nevertheless continues. Egypt is al
most denuded of European soldiers.
Hay Sends Boer Fund to Transvaal.
Washington, Feb. 5. Secretary Hay
has received the sum of $2,750 col
lected by the. St. Louis Westliche Post
and transmitted to the department of
state by Mr. Pretorious, to be used for
the benefit of the widows and orphans
of the Boer soldiers. The secretary
has forwarded the money by the mails
to Adelbert Hay, United States consul
at Pretoria, to be turned over to Presi
dent Kruger for the purposes specified.
The action of the state department,
it is explained, applies only to contri
butions for charitable objects. 7
Short Mall Route to Nome.
Washington, Feb. 5. The postoffioe
department has direoted that a shorter
mail route, entirely within American
territory, shall be established to com
municate with '" the Cape Nome gold
fields. This will be from Katmai, on
the coast, via Nushagok and St. Mich
ael,' and " will be several hundred
miles shorter than the present one by
way of the Yukon river. The first trip
will be made next March. The serv
ice over this route will be continued
next winter. -7
Senate . Once More Shut
; on Petti grew.
THE PLAGUE SITUATION.
lerolo Efforts Taken at Honolulu to
. 7. . - Check the Disease. -
San Francisco, Feb. 3. The steamer
Australia, seven-days . from Honolulu,
arrived today and reports that up to
the time of her departure, 41 deaths
from plague had occurred, and there
was a total of 52 cases. , The Australia
had on board 175 passengers, the larg'
est number which ever came to this
port on. a single steamer from the
Hawaiian islands. ' "
In an effort to stamp out the plague,
it was decided to burn one of the blocks
in Chinatown. The fire was started,
and it gained such headway that the
fire department could not control it.
The flames spread rapidly from one
block to another, and " soon the whole
Chinese quarter was destroyed. Hard
ly a house was left standing in the dis
triot.i- The Chinese and other residents
of the district fledMrorri I their " homes
in . terror, and were unable : to save
much of their effects. As a result of
the destruction of the Chinese quarter,
7,000 people were rendered homeless,
and they are now living in tents. ...
:- The fire destroyed 12 blocks, bound
ed by Kukui, Queen and Nunau Btreets,
The most notable building burned was
the Kaumakakpili, . a prominent land
mark, and the most comfortable edifice
of its kind in Honolulu. It contained
a large pipe organ, valued at $5,000.
The steamship Iroquois rendered valu
able aid. She put put two '. lines : of
hose which saved , the Honolulu iron
works. -7 77-.;
'7 The 7 Australia's passengers , were
taken off and placed in the quarrantine
station at Angel island, where they will
remain till tomorrow. . V '
According to advices from Honolulu,
the transport j Aztec, which left this
port for Hilo. with "400 mules " and
horses, may not attempt ' to." land her
cargo at Hilo. Lighters woud ' havO
to be employed, as the wharf there can
not accommodate the Aztec. At pres
ent the weather conditions are , such
that the horses cannot be landed safely,
and it is expected that the Aztec will
have to return to Honolulu. 7 ,
; There was a small riot at the deten-
tion camp at Honolulu the night of the
22d, owing to the refusal of the author
ities to allow the Japanese to burn a
lot of new lumber for ; fuel purposes,
and because they were restrained from
burning a new cottage in which one of
their number had died of the plague.
The arrival of the reserves ended the
troubles, and a careful watch is being
kept, as the Japanese are exceedinlgy
sullen and some have armed themselves
with clubs. ):f',-;'.i, "v
Affairs at Hilo have quieted, and : no
more trouble is expected.
Affairs In Japan. 7
.Yokohama, Jan 1 5,7, via.'"$an"2Fran-
cisco, Feb. 8. The event of this veek
has been ' the arrival of the United
States transport Grant with the Forty'
eighth regiment, U. S. V. (colored), on
board. . In consequence of the break
ing out of the plague in Honolulu, the
Grant was obliged to put in. "here ; for
coal. Permission having been granted
by the authorities, a dress parade of the
regiment was held this afternoon and a
great crowd witnessed ' the unusual
spectacle of an armed body of American
soldiery landing upon the shores of
Japan. . ' : . ... .5- :
The ? entire - disappearance of the
plague from Kobe and the occurrence
of no more sporadic cases in other parts
of the empire, its ravages being now
confined entirely to the city of Osaka,
is a fact attracting much attention. - In
the later city It has assumed its ' most
dangerous form, that of lung attack,
and has thus become the very breath of
pestilence. In spite of this, however,
only 89 cases have occurred there.
Boer "War In Illinois.' 7 ,
Chicago, Feb ."'8. A speoial to the
Times-Herald from Danville, 111 , says:
Frank Specht, a German, who has an
English wife, and William Shoemaker,
an Englishman, with a German wife,
got into an argument over the Boer war
last night. The injured are: 7 . Frank
Specht, - stabbed three times with a
pitchfork; may die. William Shoe
maker, badldy beaten ! and scratched;
Mrs. William Shoemaker, . scratched
and hair torn out; Mrs. Frank Specht,
badly bruised and scratched. -
At the beginning of the fracas, the
women stood valiantly '. for , their own
nationality, but as the fight progressed
each forgot country and fought for her
husband. 7 W hen the . police arrived,
Specht was unconscious and ' bleeding
profusely, while the women were tear
ing at each other's clothes and hair.
7 Negus Friendly to England. ,
New York, Feb. 8. A dispatch from
Zurich states that ' the reports that
Menelik is arming are untrue, and that
the negus has rejected French and Rus
sian counsel to attach the English from
the rear. " Menelik in November last re
ceived an extraordinary ambassador
sent to him by " England, ; with the
greatest honor. He held any number
of conferences with the English envoy,
at which Herr He, his Swiss adviser,
was present. : The negus wsi highly
delighted with the result of the . nego
tiations and loaded the embassy with
costly presents for the queen.
French and Russian diplomats are
dissatisfied at the turn which things
have taken.' English influence, in
Abyssnia is steadily increasing. Men
elik will not visit Paris. He takes the
greatest possible interest in the con
struction of theDjibouti-Harrar railway.
' " Missionary Killed By Chinese. "
Paris, ; Feb. 8. A . dispatch 'from
Peking says: The report of the death
of Emperor Kwang Su is not confirm
ed. The dispatch adds that the safety
of foreigners is not threatened, 'but
that an English ' missionary - having
been murdered in the province 7of
Shang Tung, the British, American,
French, Italian and German ministers
have addressed a note to the foreign
office asking that measures be taken by
the Chinese authorities for the safety oi
missionaries. 7 .. 1
Gil FIREJN ST. IIS
In' the Heart of the Retail Sec
: ,, tion of the City.
FOUR : BLOCKS 1 WERE - BURNT
Property Worth 81, 500,000 Destroyed
Losses ' Were Distributed Among
Many One Man Killed.
St. Louis, Mo.,. Feb. 8. Property to
the estimated value of $1,500,000 was
burned today, the greater part of four
blocks of buildings and their contents
between Third and Sixth : streets and
Franklin avenue and MprgaitAtreetvin
the heart of the retail "seufcionf-being
destroyed. . One fireman , was killed,
nine other members of the fire depart
ment were injured more or less . serl
oasly, and five or six citizens ' Were
hurt slightly.. None ot the injured
will die, as far as known tonight. ..
- The : loss on both buildings and
stocks Of goods is approximately
$1,500,000. 7 Definite figures are ex
ceedingly hard to obtain..- There were
six retail concerns which . were heavy
losers. - The remainder of the loss is
divided in varying proportions among a
soore or more of small shopkeepers or
firms. Only two ooncerns suffered loss
of over $100,000 Penny & Gentles and
Schaper Bros.: ; The buildings in which
the two ooncerns were housed were
owned by the Mary K. Knox estate,
and were erected-at a cost of $165,000.
Penny & Gentles' loss, which is oov
ered entirely by insurance, is estimated
at $135,000. . Schaper Bros.,', loss is es
timated at $100,000. - These, two con
cerns occupied about half the block on
the west side of Broadway, south from
the corner of Franklin avenue, and the
buildings were entirely destroyed. "
i The rest of the block on the west side
of the street is taken up by the build
ings occupied by the Famous dry goods
store, whose loss was comparatively
slight. -rJ---'- 7.,'."(,7'Vi:
- On Franklin, just back of Penny &
Gentles, the building occupied by the
Fuch Millinery & Cloak Company
suffered a loss on the stock of $40,000.
The store occupied by D. . Crawford J&
Co., at Broadway and Franklin avenue.
was entirblv burned, with a loss on
buildings and stock of $70,000. .,: The
People's Housefurnishing Company, at
814 North Broadway, was completely
wrecked; loss $50,000.-; ? At 812 North
Broadway, Deere Bros.' store, filled
with a stock of 5 ; and 10-cent goods,
sustained a $33,000 loss oa . buildings
and stock. ' ' r''---'C. ':. -..--"---:. ' -7
Tbe firesweptjthrouiatk ..block
from Broadway to" Fourth "street and
burned all the buildings from 827 to
809 North Fourth street. These build
ings were" old three : and ; four . story
structures, some ocoupied as tenements
above and Btores below, ; "while Others
were vacant. ' Here the St. Louis
Dressed Beef & r. Provisions Company,
Herboth 7 Mercantile Company, 7 the
Sohisler-Cornelia Seed Company, ' and
three small stores, suffered an aggre
gate loss of $65,000, while the losses
on buildings amounted to fully $45,-
000... ; -. . 7-7. '
' Among the firms " and individuals
that suffered heavily , from the fire are
the following, whose places of business
were on the east side of Fourth and
west side of Third Streets: ' ''
A.' Nasse,': -wholesale " grocer; Plant
Seed Company; Krenning Glass Com
pany; Jbassett'S piummng esiaDiisn
ment; McLain & Alcorn Commission
Company; Bueller Block Commission
Company; Nelson Distilling Company;
Hake & Sons Commission . Company;
George - A, Benton, produce; Bauer
Flower Company; Shaw & Richmond,
producer Their losses aggregate thous
ands of dollars and are partly v covered
by insurance. .."7
Late tonight John Cummmgs, pri
vate watchman of Penny & Gentles,
was arrested and is being held, pending
an investigation into the origin of . the
fire. - He was taken into custody as the
result of a statement by a woman room
ing opposite, to the : effect that she had
seen a man answering the watchman's
description, 1 lighting . matches : in the
store previous to the fire.- 7 Cummings
denied having had anything to do with
it, and states that be was at home
when the fire broke out. ' - 7" 7"
Wm. Goebel Is Dead..
Frankfort, Ky., Feb. 6. The bullet
fired by an unknown assassin last Tues
day morning ended the life of William
Goebel at 6:45 o'clock this evening.
The only persons present at the death
bed were Mr..- Goebel's sister, - Mrs.
Brawneckerj and his brother, . Arthur
Goebel,. of Cincinnati,, who has been in
constant attendance .. at ' Mr. Goebel's
bedside, and Dr. McCormack,' Justus
Goebel, a brother, who nas been hurry
ing from Arizona as fast as steam
would carry in a vain hope of reaching
his dying brother in time for some token
of recognition, arrived 40 minutes too
late. ' ' - -"".,'
Hazletine, the Marine Artist. .
New York, Feb. 6. William Stanley
Hazeltine, the marine artist, is dead in
pome, aged 64 years. He was a native
pf Philadelphia. " . '"- ..,
' Capt. Sigsbee, the hero of the Maine,
and who will take charge of the naval
intelligence bureau on February 1 ,. has
purchased a house in Washington.
' Siege Rations at Mafeklng,
Mafeking, Feb. 5. Siege rations of
bread and meat have only now been en
forced. ' Oats intended for horses are
now saved to supply the: troopers, if
needed. 7 Tinned milk and matches are
commandeered. Liquor is scarce.
. Hot Weather in Buenos Ayres.
Buenos Ayres, Feb. 6. One hun
dred and two sunstrokes were officially
reported in this' city yesterday-;;. Of.
these 98 were fatal. The temperature.
was 120 in the shade,
TREATY .WITH THE SULUS.
President Sends All the Correspondence '
to the Senate.
Washington, -Feb. 5. In compliance:
with a resolution of inquiry, the presi
dent has sent to the senate a copy oi
the report and all accompanying paperi
of Brigadier-General J. C' . Bates, in
relation to the negotiation of a treaty
of agreement made by him with th
sultan of Sulu, last August. In reply
ing to the request the president says:
: "The payments of money required by
the agreement will be made . from : tht
revenues of the Philippine islands, un
less congress shall direct otherwise.
Such payments are not for specific" ser
vices, but are a part of the considera
tion going to the sultan, tribe or nation
under the agreement,, and they. art
stipulated as subject to the action ol
congress, in conformity with the prac
tice of this government from the earliest
times in Its agreements with 'the vari
ous Indian nations operating and gov- .
erning portions of territory subject ta
the sovereignty of the United "States."
7 General Otis In transmitting : the
treaty, August 2 T, says: 7?" ' '-;
"The attitude of . these people hai
been a subject of apprehension for sev
eral months, and by this agreement, I
believe, the apprehended pending dif
ferences are happily adjusted. ''.---7, " "
" Secretary Boot, in , a reply " dated
October 27, tells General Otis that
;' the agreemnet is confirmed and ap
proved by the president, subject to the
action of congress, and with the under
standing and reservation, which should
be distinctly communicated to the sul
tan of Sulu, that this agreement is not
to be deemed in any way to authOrizs
or give consent of the United ' States ta
the existence of slavery in the Sulu
archipelago, ', At the same time when
y'pa communicate to the sultan - the
above mentioned understanding,, the
president desires that you should make
inquiry as to ; the number of person! '
held in slavery in the arohipelago, and
what arrangement it may be practicable
for their emancipation.""
, In his instructions to General- Bates,
under this direction, General Otis says:
"It is believed that the market price
of slaves in the archipelago is insigni
ficant,, ranging from $30 to $90, Mexi
can, and that in some instances own
ers will be pleased to grant freedom to
their slaves if : they can t escape the
burden of supporting them. 7 " --
General Otis continues to the .effect
that the character of the domestic slav
ery existing in the archipelago differs,
greatly from the former slavery institu
tion of the United States, the : slaves
becoming', members of the., owner's
family.-:: ;77 -7 .-7"7'', '..-:.. ::..."": : -
General Bates, in his report, stated
that when he first asked to see the sul- ;
tan, the latter sent his greetings,,- say
jijgjie eoul not come to the ge&jsral, be-',
cause, he had boils on his neck, and oould
not put on his coat, but that he would
recognize the protection of the United
States, requesting as a favor that ha
might hoist his own flag alongside that
of the United States. . The sultan's
brother went to Jolo to' meet General
Bates, and the sultan afterwards joined
him. General Bates states in this con
nection that the Sulus are very jealous
of their institution of slavery. . 7
In his original instructions to Gen
eral Bates, General Otis instructed him
to push to the front the question of sov- -ereignty,
and told him he could promise
for the United States not to interfere
with, but to protect, the Moros in the
free exercise of their religion and cus
toms, social and domestic, and to re
spect the rights and dignities of ' the
sultan. 7 In return they -must acknow
ledge the sovereignty of the . United
States. He also instructed' General
Bates that it was -Important 'that the
United States should occupy the prin cipal
distribution centers of trade, and
that Siassi, the capital, should be occu
pied by our troops at no distant day.
A Half-Million-Dollar Fire. 7
Dayton, O., .Feb. . 5. Early this
morning a fire, the result ot a boiler
explosion, in the tobacco warehouse oi
J. P.- Wolf, threatened "for, a while to
do immense damage in the manufactur
ing district of this city. The fire was
finally gotten under control, not. how
ever, before fully $500,000 worth ol '
property was destroyed. The prinoipal
losers are: J. P. Wolf & Sons, tobacco
merchants; E. Bimm & Sons, grocers;
Benedict, Cigars; Dayton Paper Novel
ty Company. 77" '"7'. . ' .-' ;..
Nightwatchman Snedmger was over-.
come by smoke and found unconscious
by firemen." 7 : Several firemen were
badly irozeny and Fireman MoCOy was
hurt, probably by falling walls.
Liquor Traffle In Mexico.
City of Mexico, Feb.: 5. The press
continues to denounce the growth of
the liquor 7 trafflo " in : Mexico, : and
ascribes to the increasing consumption .
of ardent spirits in various, forms, the
augmented mortality and crime. The
Methodists here,' headed by Bishop Mo- 1
Cabe and Bev. Dr. Butler, have begun
a campaign against, intemperance and
the local Catholic journals are exhort
ing theii readers to arouse themselves '
to prevent the country from becoming'
prey to alcholism . It is reported
that the government will endeavor by
means of publio action to aid the tem
perance movement. .
; Transport Ohio Arrives.-' " ' '
San Francisco,. Feb. 5. The : trans-.
port Ohio, 37 days from Manila, arrived
here " today. The Ohio brought 150
bodies and two passengers. ,": t. 7 ;
: Cole Waved Examination"
Boston, Feb. 8,Charles H.r Cole, .
formerly president of the . Globe
National bank, and who is charged
with embezzling and misappropriating
)0,000, the property. . of .the . bank,.
waived examination today, . and was
held in $50,000 bonds : for ' the grand
jury of the district "court, ' which sits"
March 20.. - Benjamin E. , Smith- and
Benjamin' Walls, of Boston, were ac
cepted as surieties. Cole .was brought
here early in January from Los Ange
les. Cal.
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