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Oregon City Goarief.
A, W. CHUNKY, Publisher.
OREGON CITY OREGON
EVENTS OF THE DAI
Fired on the Tug.
It ii rumored at Astoria that tba tag
Relief, while on a trip from Astoria to
Port Townsend, waa fired upon by
some fishermen whose nets the tag bad
just passed over.
A CRUSHING DEFEAT
A POOR YEAR FOR FRUIT.
Aa Interesting Collection of Items From
the Two Hemispheres Presented
In a Condensed Form.
Chinatown in San Franoisoo ia in a
fever of excitement and another high
binder war hag been deolared.
Cloclin's sawmill, situated on Deep
creek, near Medical lake, Wash., was
burned to the ground. The loss is
Cholera ia abating in Egypt. Bat
tles in Crete are almost of hourly ooour-
renoe, and the Turks have suffered
The remains of Ed Moran were found
floating in the Pnyallup river. Moran
ia supposed to have drowned himself
on June 80 last
By the reopening of an old vein in
the Gwin mine, in Calaveras oonnty,
Cal., the mine hag become valuable,
and the owners now bold it at $8,000,
000. The storthing, the representative
body of Norway, has defeated the bill
for the temporary increase of duties
on petroleum and sugar, and for the
imposition of a duty on meat
Mrs. T. H. Tofree, who was Grover
Cleveland's secretary while he was
mayor of Buffalo, committed auioide in
Mojave, Cal, by drinking oarbolio aoid.
It ia supposed she waa temporarily in
sane. Adjutant-General Tuttle has reoeived
from the secretary of the state of Ore
gon a warrant for $5,017, with whioh
to pay the militia boys for their serv
ices at Astoria during the recent fishing
On the anniversary of the birthday
of the queen regent of Spain, which
occurs the 23d inst., General Weyler
will release many prisoners. The an
niversary will be made an occasion of
Near Dry den, Mich., George Swayne,
a farmer, about 40 years old, killed his
three small ohildren and set fire to his
house, then blew bia brains out His
wife died a short time ago. It is
thought that this deranged bis mind.
The two-story brick building, ooou
pied by H. Wolf & Brother, at No. 80
Front street, Portland, Or., as a whole
sale gentleman'a furnishing goods
house, was completely gutted by fire,
and the stock is a total loss. The stook
was valued at upwards of $60,000 and
ia partly oovered by $28,000 insurance.
The barkentine Herbert Fuller, Cap
tain Nash, from Boston for Rosario,
has put iuto Halifax, Novia Scotia.
There bad been a mutiny on board.
The captain, his wife and the second
mate were killed in their berths in the
night The first officer, who waa on
watoh, knew nothing about the affair.
The murderer or mnrderers orawled
aft to the cabin, descended, and with
axea chopped the victims to death.
Upon the arrival of the barkentine all
the crew were looked np in the police
station to await trial. ,
Rioters are again rampant at the
Brown Hoisting Works, in Cleveland,
O., and sorious trouble is loured.
Cinoiuunti and vicinity have been
visited by heavy thunder storms and at
several planus there is reported loss of
life and proporty. Near Portsmouth
five persons took refuge in a Bhed,
whioh was struck by lightning, killing
all of them.
Captaiu-Gouoral Weyler has issued
a deoroe that all foreigners iu the
island are to register in a special book
in the government's charge previous to
their being justilled iu appealing to ar
ticle 7 of the decree relative to foreign
citizenship in November, 181)4.
James Harvey Sherman, a famous
spy in the war of the rebellion, who
resided near Charlotteville, Mich,, is
dead. Before the war broke out Sher
man resided iu Viriguiu, where ho ac
cumulated a fortune, whioh was after
wards entirely swept away by the war.
Albert Olseu, 85 years of age, an cm- j
ployee of the Willamette Casket Com
pany, of Tacoma, was caught in the j
inachinory, whirled rapidly around the !
revolving shaft and instantly killed. ;
The body was horribly mauled, the I
left leg and right foot being torn off i
A little boy of Marshall, Mich.,
when herding cattle, tied two of bis
listers, 4 and 6 years old, and another
little girl with a rope, the end
Jose Maoeo Killed.
Private dispatches from Havana say
that General Jose Maceo, the Cuban
patriot leader, was shot through the
head and instantly killod during an
attack whioh be led upon the Spanish
forces in Gato Hills. The report says
that Colonel Caratagena, another in
surgent officer, and several members of
Maceo'g staff, were killed at the same
Spanish Column Utterly Rout
ed by Maceo.
GENERAL YNCLAN WAS CAPTURED
In Cincinnati an unknown blonde
woman was found by a Fort Thomas
soldier lying unconscious on the ground
on a farm, within a few feet of the spot
where the beheaded body of Pearl
Bryan was left by her murderers. The
girl was taken to Newport, where it
was found she bad either been dragged
or had taken poison herself.
Government Soldiers Were Drawn
Into a Trap and Fired on
From All Bides.
Key West, July 21. The Spaniards
under General Suarez Ynolan have bub- j
tuined a crushing defeat at the bands
of the insurgents under Atonio Maceo. j
Not only was Ynolan's column defeated
with heavy loss, but it is currently I
reported in Havana that the Spanish
general himself was captured and is
now held prisoner by Maoeo. The bat-
tie is said to have occurred on July 15,
near Maoeo'a stronghold, in Pinar del i
Unfavorable Iteport by the Agricultural
Washington, July 22. The goner
ally poor condition of fruit throughout
the oountry is announced in the agri
cultural department report just pub
lished. Applea declined in condition from
71 to 64 6 during June. Prospects for
excellent crops still continued in New
England, New York, Pennsylvania,
Michigan and Iowa. Conditions are
also very fair in Nebraska and several
of the mountain states. In other parts
of the country the oonditionof the crop
is far below the average, being lowest
in the Atlantio coast states, where the
percentages are genearlly below 60. In
the Ohio valley and oertain of the
WIPED OUT BY FIRE
Business Portion ot the Town
of Lone Rock.
TOTAL LOSS IS NOT YET KNOWN
Venesuela's Case Presented ia an Able
Manner. Washington, July 23 The first part
of a brief prepared by James J. 8 tor.
row, of the counsel for Venezuela, in
conjunction with Mr. Scruggs, the le-
' gal adviser of that government, bag
l just been completed and submitted for
j the consideration of the Venezuela
; boundary commission. The brief is
i framed as an answer to the general
summary of the British blnebook de
i voted to the Venezuela dispute, and,
; like that, is an argument based upon
I the evidenoe obtained by the agents of
the governments interested. The brief
Ex-Uovernnr Itussell Dead
Ex-Governor William E. Russell, of
Massachusetts, was found dead in bed
in a fishing camp near Grand Pabos,
Quebec. When be passed through Mon
treal on bis way to the salmon grounds
in Gaspe, he was in the best of health.
It is supposed he died of heart disease.
He wag well-known in publio life, and
took a prominent part in the national
Demooratio convention recently held
Hanged at Folsom.
John E. Howard was banged in the
prison corridor at Folsom, Cal., for
the murder of Martin DeLanina, in
Tulare oounty, in June, 1894. Only
twenty persons besides the prison
oinoiala witnessed the exeoution.
Howard walked firmly to the scaffold
and stood calm and composed till the
drop fell. A alight twitching of the
hands gave the only evidence of agita
tion. New Steamship Line.
A St Paul dispatch says S. Iwanaga,
of Tokio, Japan, general manager of
the Japanese Mail Steamship Compuny,
limited, baa just signed a contract with
the Great Northern Railway Company
for the establishment of a steamship
line between Tokio and Seattle. Thus
the Great Northern system extends its
operations into the far east, and its
billa of lading are in foroe from Tokio
to Buffalo, N. Y. I
An American Bark Ashore.
A dispatoh from Zanzibar reports
that the Amerioan bark John D.
Brewer, went ashore at Pangawani.
The government has sent a vessel to the
assistance of the Brewer.
of Lone Rock waa almost wiped out
yesterday by fire. The whole business
Western states, not yet referred to, the portion of the town went np in smoke,
figures are somewhat higher, but no-! and nothing remains but a few dwell-
i where above 67, whioh ia the peroent- inK8 ln tne outskirts of the town.
age reported for Illinois and Missouri. Lone Hock is on Long Creek, in
The peach crop promises to be of good Gilliam oonnty. It is twenty-six miles
proportions. During the past month a I southeast of Condon, the oounty seat;
full n ,n n i . i . i , ai ... 4 A-iinAn ... i. : -U I
Rio. For the last two weeks the ! 11" , w"'oa p,a?ei leay,D , w.,u' "T "r"u'u"' "u,uu "
A i Bouctat nvernKt) uuw OI.O. Vjroou va vuiisyiug iuu oAprose eitiwuu, nuu
crops are expected in Delaware, Mary-1 thirty-five miles from Heppner, ita
land, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ken- banking point There ia a stage to
tuoky, Missouri and Kansas. The ' Arlington and a daily mail. The
nKIMi has anfln.nJ - I J 1 I rnntl mil a atneienJ lOfTA
Ynnlin w. nrArA A.t j ""Clou uuusiueraDiJ in vail-
. . . . . . : rornia, as is shown bv the condition of i
jnese oetacnea nanas oi Unbans, and whloh , lower 'h , . i
ror ion purpose took with him 2,000 ; ginoe 1890 In New Je he
fruit is '
falling badly. The Connecticut and
New York orchards promise very little
I fruit, and in Pennsylvania the condi
I tion is no better than in contiguous
I New Jersey, standing at 52. In the
European oountries throughout the last
j month the conditions were highly
Few Dwelling Left-A Small Boy With
Pocket Full of Matobes
Started the Blaie.
Arlington, Or., July 20. Word
waa received here today that the town I i, regarded at the state department as
a most important contribution to the
rebels have been very aggressive, and !
mull TiartiAfl llDVa .nnai: ..1 nnn1.ai1 ' .
the trocba, causing the Spaniards muoh !
A FERRY-BOAT SUNK.
A UNIQUE WILL.
Maoeo seems to have expected suoh a
movement, and arranged to ambush
the Spaniards. He stationed a large
! foroe in a favorable spot, and ordered
big detaohed bands to draw Xnolan into
the trap. The Spaniarda followed the
7u" i fbl to knowing
utiu i-u nuiuuDUi AiiGU liUO VUU4UO !
opened fire from all sides, which threw j
the Spaniarda into confusion.
While the Spaniarda were thus beset, '
the Cubans obarged and completely :
routed their foes. Ynolan made a des- j
perate effort to rally bia demoralized j
foroes, bnt was surrounded by the Cu-'
bans and oompelled to surrender.
It is said in Havana that the Span- j
iards were pursued almost to the ,
trooha, and lost more than 800 killed
and wounded. There were fourteen
officers among the killed. The Cubans
here also gay that Maceo will hold
Ynolan as a hostage to save the lives of
prominent insurgent officers who have
been oaptured by the Spaniards. One
of those officers is Capote. If this
rebel leader is shot by the Spaniards, it
I Cleveland, O., July 20. Several
lives were lost in an aocident whioh oo-
British-Venezuela question, as Mr.
Storrow ia a Boston practitioner on
whom Secretary Olney plaoes muoh re
liance. Mr. Storrow devotes muoh of
bis brief to an attempt to combat what
he regards as an attempt to extend the
claim beyond occupation, and, applying
the laws and facts as be finds them, he
I declares that they give no sunnort to
the British olaima, but are affirmatively
and specifically fatal to it
Mr. Storrow then turns bis attention'
to the Schombnrgk line, against the
running of which Venezuela protested,
and he says that every British ministry,
exoept that of Lord Salisbury, recog
nized that it was monstrous and diplo
matically inadmissible upon such a
flimsy claim, whioh the British now
oalled the Dardanelles of the Orinoco,
river-bed near the ore docks of the
Cleveland & Pittsburg Railroad Com
pany. The ore handlers had just quit
work foi the day, and were waiting
their turn to cross the branoh of the
river on the flat-bottom ferrv-boat
Disposition or tba Property of Harriet i wnlon had provided for this pur-
, pose, wnen it was aoout nail way
j over, the frail oraft was awamped by
the wash from a passing steamer, and
I it began to gink. The first report of
j the accident placed the number of dead
at twenty-two, but that proved to have
daughters, Harriet and Eliza. The
gold braoelet given to Mra.. Stowe by
the Duchess of Hnthnrland in hfl.
is thought Ynolan will meet the same queathed to her daughter Georgiana,
Hartford, Conn., July 22. A unique
dooument ia the will of Harriet Beeob
er Stowe, offered for probate today.
Under date of November 8, 1895, it
is signed by Charles F. Perkins, Mary
Russell Perkins and Arthur Perkins.
The large silver inkstand, the gift of
the women of England, ia given to her
son Charles. The silver waiter and
the silver basket given her bv the
women of England are given to her two ! drowned,
The river is being dragged for more
bodies. There were many pathetio
scenes about the morgue while rela-
ourred about 7:80 tonight on an old and offered to agree to lines wbiob they
deolared would secure to Venezuela tbe
undisputed possession of the mouth of
Lord Salisbury's olaim, however,
aayg Mr. Storrow, grew every time be
recurred to the subject, and he then
proceeds to point out in great detail
bow, after Sohomburgk'a death and
forty years after his survey, tbe British
oolonial office discovered that all these
maps were wrong and that Sobom
bnrgk's line went around by the big
bend of the Cuyuni, and oompelled tbe
engraver to change all of his maps to
correspond, taking the Sohomburgk
line far westward from the original
conrse. Says Mr. Storrowr
"This is perilously near tbe altera-
been an exaggeration. Fourteen
bodies have been taken from the water.
William Bueloy, a well-known press
man, went to tbe river to see the ex
citement, fell off an abutment near
fate at the hands of Maoeo.
Scraped From the Band Wagon.
The band whloh aocompanies Buffalo
Bill's Wild WeBt Show attempted to
drive under a bridge in Massillon, O.
All the men were sera pod off. Five or
six are reported dead qr dying and in
Poisoned by Drinking Lemonade.
News has been reoeived of the fatal
poisoning at Santiago, Minn., of a
family of nine ohildren, caused by
drinking lemonade. The ohildren died
one after another, and the parents are
not expected to live.
A Fatal Cali.ornlit Fire.
Fire broke out in the residence of
John Coyle in Fresno, Cal. Coyle
was in the house asloep at the time and
was burned to death. He was a
pioneer citizen of Fresno county and
possessed of considerable means.
What Maoeo Wants.
New York, July 21. The World
publishes the following correspondence
from the headquarters of Maceo, Tomas
de San Jose, Pinar del Rio, June 20:
"The want of a few cartridges and a
fewoannon." said General Antonio
Maoeo, "ia all that makes our govern
ment nse nature's rocks instead of brick
and mortar for a White House."
Asked how many and what arms and
ammunition he needs to guarantee to
win the war in, Bay two, months, he
"I could do it with 20,000 Reming
ton rifles, samller caliber, 150,000 cart
(Mrs. Allen, of Boston), now deceased.
In the residuary clause one-third of
all the property is given to her son, the
Rev. Charles E. Stowe, of Simsbury.
Major John C. Parsons, of Hurtford,
is made trustee of the remaining two
thirds and the income ia to be divided
between tbe daughters Harriet and
Eliza. In a codicil dated Muy 18, the
Forest-street house, whioh was Mrs.
Stowe's home for so long, is bequeathed
to her daughters Harriet and Eliza.
Jlhe inventory of Mrs, Stowe s estate
foots up to $42,853.
tbe Detroit boat-landing and waa j tion of anoient landmarks and spolia
tion of records. It evidently deceived
Lord Salisbury, who, on February 18,
1890, asserted it to be the line surveyed
by Sir R. Schomburgk in 1841. He did
not survey this line in 1841, or in any
tives of the dead men were identifying
them. It is believed at 11 o'olook all
the bodies have been recovered, though
it is possible one or two victims may
be added to the list. Twelve of the
fonrteen victims leave families who
were dependent upon them.
FOR THE PRESIDENT.
Some Advice to Letter-Writers Who
Have Been Pestering Him.
Linooln, Neb., July 22. Each day,
the pile of lettera at the home of Wil-
; liam J. Bryan increases in size. In-
Bulldlng Superintendent Wilson Makes I stead of Catching UD with his corre-
j spondenoe, the Demooratio presidential
oandidate gets farther behind. More
He Forgot Ills Name.
Philadelphia, July 23. The identity :
' ' .L. i. .1. r.l . . . ,
ridges, 10 oannon and 100,000 rounds ul lUB UU,,B man ai me rnnaaeipnia 1
of artillery ammunitions. I might do i "ospita1 who on the night of March 6
it with muoh less. I would invariably ! Kave niuself up to the police and said I
attaok tbe Spaniards and attack them ! he did not kuow his name or where he j
came iroin, cas neeu at lust disclosed.
He proves to be Herbert C. Spencer, the j grounds'and directly opposite the treas- !
youngest son of Solomon C. Spencer, a nry bniiding of a granite 8trncture for
vYciuijijj' uibifccij ux iHwreiJue, xun.
The discovery was made last evening by
Dr. J. C. Robinson of Lawrenoe, Kan.,
an old friend of Spencer, who came to : oonservatory fitted up as a winter gar-
which was attached to the saddle on a
pouy. The pony ran away, dragging
jhe three girls half a mile. Two of
the girls were killed and the other
badly injured. '
The colored people of Cincinnati
held a memorial meeting in honor of
Harriet Beocher Stowe. It was iu this j
city that she wrote "Uncle Tom's !
Cabin," also spending her early life !
here when her father was president of j
Lane theological seminary. -She was , Mr Simmonds
Fiendish Woman Hanged.
Nows from Coeburn, Va., says that
Mary Suodgrass was hanged there for
the murder of a 0-months-old child by
burning it in a stove. The woman was
28 years old. The Suodgrass woman
was a disreputable woman and was
oompelled to leave Pikeville, Ky., on
Senator Harris, chairman of the sen
ate oommittoe to investigate the recent
bond issues, Buys he has not yet deter
mined whether the committee will
wait until the full before going on
with its investigation or will oomplete
its work, frame its report and make it
publio this summer. The last meeting
adjourned subject to the call of the
' The Messenger Crucified.
; A Londou dispatch from Wady
I Haifa reports that the messenger who
i oarried the news to Khalifa at Om
1 duran that his army had been defeated
at Firket, was immediately put to
i death by oruoifixion. Khalifa an-
nounoed that the same fate would be
0( j imposed upon any one who mentioned
after maneuvering their columns into
cnl de sacs and I would take an im-1
portant town. The supplies captured i
there would assist in the capture of
the next ono, and so on until I would I
be able to storm Havana with its fully ;
equipped army of 300,000 men and i
fifty pieces of artillery.
"In addition to our C0.000 armed ;
men, we have fully 30,000 more men
armed with only maohetes and re-1
volvers, thus giving us a probable total '
of 80,000 revolutionists in the field."
j a Kecommeudatlon.
Washington, July 20. Colonel J.
1 M. Wilson, superintendent of govern
1 ment buildings and grounds, bus re
' peatedly recommended tbe erection of
: a speoial office building for the chief
exeoutive of the nution, but congress
1 has taken no aotion on them. His an
nual report just submitted, says:
I earnestly recommend that an ap
propriation of (250,000 be made for the
erection, withm the exeoutive mansion
the office of the chief executive of the
nation. This struoture could be con-
! nected by a wide oorridor with a large
tbe Firket in his hearing.
A Prominent Lawyer Dead.
John Cameron Simmonds, formerly
of Chicago, and a member of the bar,
died at the Ward island insane asylum,
New York. His business interests
were largely in the West He was in
terested in mining and railway con
struction in California, but did much
of his business in New York, and was
well-known to Wall-street bankers.
married in Cincinnati, Professor Stowe
being connected with Lane seminary,
fie was 76 years old and leaves a
wife and six children.
There is no longer doubt that tbe
wheat orop in Eastern Washington has
been badly damaged by hot winds, says
Walla Walla dispatch. Reports from
the Palouse country are to the effect
that tbe damage is about 75 per cent,
and that many fields are not worth
cutting. The grain on Eureka flat, in
this oounty, is damaged about 60 pr
cent, and will only average about fif
teen bushels to tbe acre. One farm
er along the Yellow Hawk now ti
xnatea his yield at about fifty bushels
to the acre.
was an authority on
oriminal law and wrote a great deal
on that subject His writings on
prison reform have also made him
Great Colonisation and Trading Scheme
I on Foot.
! San Francisofo, July 21. Among
the passengers on the steamship China,
which arrived today from Yokohama, :
! were Sho Neruato aud T. Kusakado, ;
prominent Japanese business men, whose
j errand is to arrange the details of a
gigantio colonization scheme in Mexi-
co. They have secured an option on
1 300,000 acres of land in the state of;
j Cbeapis, Mexico, and are on their way !
I Bouth to consummate the deal. The
' land is sold to them at $1 per acre.
The immense tract will be cut up iuto
small farms, which wll be operated by
coolie labor brought from Japan. Cot
ton, sugar, tobacco and other products
adapted to the climate will be raised.
In addition to the above scheme, Sho
Nemato has been commissioned by tbe
Japanese government to investigate tbe
trade prospects of Mexico and Central
America. It is the desire of Japan to
trade directly witfl the countries south
of the United States, as far down as
Panama, and a steamship line has been
subsidized to run to ports along the
Paciflo coast The main port will be
San Diego, and it is the intention of
tbe Japanese manufacturers to import
all their cotton via San Diego instead
of through San Francisco and Puget
sound ports as at present A traftio ar
rangement will also probably be made
with the Tehuantepeo railroad, thus
giving the new steamship access to tbe
This steamship company has nothing
to do with the one about to ,be estab- i
lished with Portland, Or., as the main
port of calL
cian. Young Spencer went to New
Orleans two years ago, and up to Jan
uary 19 last corresponded regularly
with his relatives. 3iuce then they
beard nothing from him, except that he
hud been seen in Washington in Feb
ruary. It is thought one of bis
brothers will be here soon to take him
For Smuggling Opium.
Seattle, July 22. Margaret Morri
son, the woman smuggler, was today
: sentenoed by Judge Hanford, of the
federal court, to eight months in the
King county jail and a fine of $50.
Mrs. Morrison lived at Port Townaend,
and was arrested November 23 last on
the steamer Sehome, plying between
Victoria and Seattle, for bringing un
stamped opium across the boundary.
The opium was purchased in Victoria,
and Mrs. Morrison had given part of it
to herlO-year old daughter. The rest
of it, six pounds, was found on her per
son. She was indicted by the federal
grand jury last Decmeber, but has been
seriously ill since, and for a time it
was thought she would not live.
den, with tropical plants and a foun
tain, statues of eminent Americans;
the conservatories could op?n into a
picture gallery oonneotod by two wide
walls, with the east room, and the im
provements could serve a double pur
pose of relieving the mansion of the
terrible crush incident to the evening
"I earnostly hope that aotion may
be taken at tbe approaching session of
congress toward erecting a suitable
offioe building for the president of the
THE YEAR'S IMMIGRATION.
New Cruiser f.ir Spain.
Madrid, July 22. The Spanish
patriotic league of Argentina offers to
present the Spanish government a
cruiser of 4,500 tons displacement, cost
ing an approximate of 8,000,000 pese
tas. Tbe league representative, Senor
Gonzales Sainsa, was interviewed by
the government yesterday on the sub
ject. The cruiser will probably be
built at Glasgow. The opposition are
strongly opposed to the Rothschilds
and the tobacco questions being rushed
through the cortes. Tbey desire to
force the gvernment to assemble the
cortes again in October or November
for their consideration, Senor Canvaa
is not disposed to give way. As it ia
be threatens to resign if the estimates
are not passed.
A Large Increase In the Number of
Washington, July 20. A statement
prepared by the commissioner of immi
gration shows the number of immi
grants who arrived in this country dur
ing the fiscal year ending June 80,
1896, to have been 343,267, as com
pared with 258,530 during 1895. Of
the whole number, 212,466 were males
and 130,831 were females. The ooun
tries from which the immigrants came
are given as follows:
Austria Hungary, 65,103; Italy, 68,
080; Russia, 52,180; Germany, 81,885;
United Kingdom, 64,367; all other
The whole number debarred and re
turned during the year was 3,035, as
follows: Panpers, 2,010; contract la
borers, 776; idiot, 1; insane, 1; dis
Two hundred and thirty-six were re
turned witihn one year, because ot
their having become public charges.
The total number debarred and returned
in 1895 was 2,596.
Bicycle Factory Burned.
London, July 20. The Humber
bicycle works, at Coventry, were burn
ed today. Four thousand unfinished ! amount, having borrowed from
bicyoles in tbe factory were destroyed.
Tbe total loss is 80,000.
letters oome in each day than he and
his wife and bis secretary can open and
read. In order to let the people who
have written to him know about the
condition of affairs, Mr. Bryan has
given out the following:
"To the Publio: My daily mail has
grown so large that I find it impossible
to reply at length to eaoh. Those who
are interested in the success of our
cause will appreciate the situation and
pardon me for making the following
"First As time will not permit a
full discussion of the prinoipal ques
tions in so large a number of private
letters, I snail, in order to avoid dis
crimination, reserve all such discussions
for publio occasions.
"Seoond All offers of services and
suggestons as to the oonduot of the
cumpaign should be made to the na
tional committee representug various
states and territories. All requests for
campaign literature should be adressed
to the secretary of the national oom
mittee at headquarters as soon as head
quarters are opened. If my friends
will be kind enough to observe these
: suggestions, I shall be ablo to devote
1 my time more fully to the work of the
campaign. W.J. Bryan."
The Gold liemncrats.
' St. Louis, July 22. Prowineut gold
' standard Democrats of this city today
, took the first step toward repudiating
; the ticket and platform of the Chicago
convention. They decided to issue a
call for a convention of the gold stand
1 ard Democracy of Missouri to determine
, whether a third ticket shall be put in
the field, whether the fight for gold
shall extend into the congressional dis- '
', tricts or whether the bolters shall oome
out openly for McKinley and centralize
their efforts on him. Colonel James
O. Broadhead, ex-minister to Switzer
land under Cleveland, presided. A
resolution was adopted providing for
tbe naming of a committee of seven by
Broadhead to send out a call for a con
vention of gold-standard Democrats.
Circulars will be sent all over the
country to gold-standard leaders asking
them to co-operate or be present at tbe
Postmaster Skips Oat.
Vanoouver, B. C, July 22. A. B.
Buie postmaster at Lytton, has skipped
out, and is believed to have crossed the
boundary. He is said to be about
f o.OOO short in bis accounts, and also
owes personal debts for a considerable
, one he could. Writs were issued at
tbe instance of several creditors.
j Tbe semi-official Neustenachrichten,
j of Borlin, refer in ironical language
to Rodini's speech in whioh he refer
red to tbe possibility ot bettering the
terms of the triple alliance. The
writer draws attention to the weakness
of Italy, which was so completely
beaten by Abyssinia, and asks what
he could do against France. Tbe ar
ticle declares that Barateri's report on
the complete rout ot the Italian army
it Adowah is perfectly true. Her al
lies should study her bad organisation.
Brought l'p With the Tide.
Vancouver, B. C, July 21. Word
was reoeived by the steamer Burt to
day that the body of a woman bad been
found on tbe shore of Gambier island
on Howe sound. The body was dressed
in blue serge and had evidently been
in the water some time, as the eye and
other features were gone. No person
answering the description lived on the
island or in that district, and no one
has been reported missing.
i Walla Walla. Wash., July 22. The
: man who killed Jacob Malquist, the
saloon man at Riparia, Saturday, is
, named John Dillon. He was released
from the state penitentiary Saturday
morniDg, and was given a ticket to
: Lewiston by tbe prison officials. When
the train reached Riparia he got off to
take the boat for Lewiston. Dillon
has served two terms in the state peni
tentiary for robbery, the last time hav
ing been sent from Spokane for three
A Granite Mausoleum.
York, July 20. William A.
Clark, who is known as the silver king
of Montana, and who is reputed to be
worth more than 120,000,000, bas ac
cepted an architect's plans for a gran
ite mausoleum to be erected in Wood
lawn cemetery at a cost of $190,000, as
a memorial to bis wife, who died about
two years ago in this city. The archi
tects refuse to describe the proposed
stucrure or to give any information re
Exports From Tancouver District.
Vancouver, B. C, July 22. Exports
( from the Vancouver consular district to
the United States during the fiscal
year ended June 30, 1896, amounted
to $2,068,343, and oonsisted principally
of ore, coal, copper matte, lumber and
Joseph Kibler Drawsed Sear Lebanon
Albany, Or., July 22. Joseph Kib
ler, of Lebanon, aged 22, was drowned
while swimming with other boys at