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tick heaiU Happenings of the Faat Week
.WCfulled From the Telegraph Column.
A highbinder war has again broken
ut in San Fraaoisco. ,
Four companies of engineers have
teen ordered by the war department to
Ex-Queen Lilionkalani has arrived
In Ban Fianoisoo on a visit to this
The president has appointed John
. Morgan collector of customs for the
Southern district of Oregon.
Policeman Luke Curry, of Great
Falls, Mont., was mistaken for a bur
glar, shot and instantly killed by Isaac
Shaeffer, a merchant.
Both branches of the Vermont legis
lature passed a joint resolution approv
ing President McKinley's demands for
' the letention of the Philippines.
Rear-Admiral Joseph N. Miller, who
hoisted the American flag over Hawaii
on August 12 last, has retired after
spending 47 years in active service.
The London Chronicle criticizes the
aution of the United States in killing
Canadian shipping trade with Porto
Rioo, and speculates as to the meaning
of the aotion.
Sixteen families of Canyon City, Or.,
left homeless by the recent fire, are
shelterless and in dire distress. A
Portland - evening paper is collecting
contributions to relieve them.
Aoting on the recommendation of
Captain Dickens, Secretary Long has
increased the age requirement in the
case of apprentices admitted to the
naval service from 14 to 15 years.
Acoording to a plan of Secretary
Gage, paper money is to be made uni
form, and bills of one denomination
must all look alike. It is thought this
will make easier the detection of coun
terfeits. It is represented by a dispatch from
San Jose, Cal., that the prunegrowers
of that vicinity charge that Oregon
prunes have been sold there and
shipped East as Santa Clara county
The San Franoisco Examiner says:
No less than five new sugar companies
have been incorporated in the Hawaiian
islands, and within , two years from
now the output of raw sugar will be in
; oreased considerably.
A Philadelphia dispatoh says that
American vessels are in scanty supply
and that shippers are forced to resort
largely to foreign ships. Over $200,
000,000 will be paid this year to own
ers of vessels under foreign flags by
.England Is rushing munitions of war
to Fsqiiimault. The intention appar
ently is in case of war to fit out war
ships and transports at Esquimault for
service in Eastern waters,- and to draw
whatever troops are needed for the
British forces in India.
Dr. Stephen B. Tyng, president of
the American Chamber of Commerce
died in Paris.
The First Illinois volunteer Infantry,
which aw service in the trenches at
Santiago, has been mustered out of
Advioes received from Sooul say the
Corean government has issued orders
that foreigners are to be stopped from
trading in the Interior.
The four-masted schooner Talofa,
Captain Fletcher, from Guantanamo
for Port Tampa, in ballast, has been
totally wrecked on Cozuniel island, off
the eastern coast of Yucatan, and tht
captain and seven of the men have ar
rived at Progteso, two of the men hav
ing been drowned.
The ship Atlanta, which sailed from
Taconia, loaded with wheat for Cap
Town, ran ashore near Alsea bay. She
Jiad a crew of 37 men, only two of
whom got ashore. The vessel was
Broken in two, and is probably a total
loss. She was commanded by Captain
Two freinht trains on the Chicago,
Rook Inland & Pacific collided at Mos
cow, la. One man was killed and one
injured. A wreoking train whioh was
about to start to the scene from Wilton
was run Into by a fast mail train.
The fireman of the mail tialn was bail
ly hurt an 16 men of the work train
injured, some seriously.
The American and Spanish commis
sioners in agreeing upon Jauunry 1 as
the date of Spanish evacuation of
Cuba took a precedent from the treaty ,
of peace entered into 60 years ago be-1
tween Mexico and the United States
when an agreoiuent was made as to the
date of the American occupation to
, cease. Then, as now, it was known
that all the troops could not be em
barked by the date, agreed upon. The
oretically the Spanish occupation will
cease January 1, though it is believed
that 8S.000 Spanish troops will still
remain in Cuba.
Miner New Items.
The Oxford University Press has ap
pliances for printing 150 different
The St. Louis, Peoria & Northern
Railway Company has beeu reorganized
as the St. LoolsA Northern Short Line,
The widow the lute Cuban, general,
Jose Maceo, was one of the , applicants
for rations at the American free dis
tribution depots at Santiago. . Slie had
been on the verge of starvation for
many weeks. "
The official count on the late elect ion
for the head of the ticket (governor) in
Nebraska has been completed and shows
a fusion majority of 2,721.
The commissary department has dis
patched the steamer Bratten from Sa
vanah with 700 tons of provisions for
the starving people of Cuba.
The Baldwin hotel on Market street,
San Francisco, was destroyed by fire
and two lives are known to have been
lost, with a possibility of more.
: Prospects are good for an early settle
ment of the Behring sea sealing ques
tion by the Anglo-American commis
sion now in session at Washington.
The price of whisky has been ad
vanced one cent. The causes of the
advanoe were a strong demand for corn,
the stiffness of the market and a crop
A three-story building in San Fran
cisco, occupied by Chinese, was de
stroyed by fire and two of the inmates,
Wong Quay and Wong Gow, were
burned to death.
Colonel Charles Smart, deputy surgeon-general
of the army says the sick
ness and mortality during the war with
Spain was not relatively so great as that
our volunteer troops suffered during the
Stockholders of the Eeeley Motor
Company have not abandoned the hope
that the seoret of the life work of John
W. Keeley will not be buried with the
inventor. His papers will be secured
and the work carried on.
Late advices from Salvador via Nica
ragua indicate that the revolt is more
Beiious than at first thought. It may
involve all the five states in a general
conflagration. According to advices,
the real objeot of the movement is the
overthrow of the federal republio,
which was organized November 1 at
: The treasury department has reoom
mended to the secretary of war that
quinine be admitted into the countries
of Cuba and Porto Rico free of duty.
Under the Spanish laws the duty on
quinine was about $13 a pound. The
war department Undoubtedly will oon
our in the treasury department's recom
mendation. Complete returns have been received
Of the casualties of the Santiago cam
paign. The adjutant-general's office
has divided the campaign into different
dates and periods. The statement
shows: La Quasina, June 24 Killed,
one offloer and 15 men; wounded, six
officers, 44 men. San Juan, July 1
Killed, four officers and 134 men;
wounded, 69 officers and 938 men. El
Caney, July 1 Killed, four officers, 84
men; wounded, 24 officers, 334 men.
Aguadores, July 1 and 3 Wounded,
two officers, 10 men. Around Santiago,
July 10 to 12 Killed, one offloer, one
man; wounded, one officer, 23 men.
The war department has decided not
to occupy Cienfuegos before January 1.
Governor Tanner has issued a procla
mation deolaring Pana, HI., under
Captain McCalla has wiied the navy
department that he has abandoned the
cruiser Maria Teresa.
Nine millions and a quarter is the
price the Union Pacific, Denvei & Gulf
railroad brought at foreclosure sale.
The reorganization committee was the
Senator Quay, Pennsylvania's po
litical boBS, is in serious trouble. Five
indictments which are not easily ex
plained away, have been returned by
the grand jury.
A number of Filipinos have arrived
in San Franoisco on their way to Wash
ington to look after their claims
against the government for damages
sustained by the American invasion of
Star Pointer, the famous pacer with
the world's record of 1:59 for a mile,
was sold in New York to W. J. White,
of Cleveland, O., lor $15,000, $600 less
than he was sold for in 1897 to James
A. Murphy, of Chicago.
Late advioes from Japan state that
10,000 more fishermen living on Etrup
island, northern Japan, are on the
verge of starvation. Some have noth
ing to eat, while others are existing on
rats and putrefied herrings.
The Spanish mail steamer San Au
gustin, whioh sailed from Nuevitas for
Spain, carried the ' Columbus raonu
mont, formerly in the oathedial at
Havana, with 887 boxes of archives.
She took also 28 Officers and 160 sol
diers. I President Brown, of Norwich unl
! versity, has received a personal letter
from Admiral Dewey, in which the ad
miral says: "I trust the entire archi
pelago will be retained by the United
States. Any other arrangements will
lead to no end of trouble."
The semi-official Journal de St.
Petersburg repudiates the anti-America
u views with referenoe to the Philip
pine islands recently expounded by the
Bourse Gazette, whioh, it declares, in
i no way represents the views held iu
leading Russian oiroles.
Nearly all the bucks of the White
river Utes. and part of the Uintah tribe
are off the reservation, and probably a
great many of them are in Colorado.
The Indians say if the government
won't pay for the land they bought
from them they will hunt on it as often
as they oan got there to hunt.
Mrs. William F. Havemeyer died at
her home in New Yoik of pleurisy.
Secretary Alger has ordered the entire
army armed with Krag-Jorgensens.
It is understood that negotiations to
revive the steel rail pool are under way
Rev. Samuel Colieid Bartlett, former
ly president of Dartmouth college, died
at his home at Hanover, N. II. , of
acute indigestion, after a little over a
Steamer Jessie's Passengers
Killed While They Slept.
HAD BEEN REPORTED DROWNED
The Victim Numbered Fifteen Tragedy
Occurred at the Month of Kutkowla
River Story Brought From Nunivak.
Port Townsend. "Wash., Nov. 24. If
the 6tory of R. Molokoff, who arrived
here today from ' Nunivak island,
Alaska, is true, the passengers and
crew of the steamer Jessie, numbering
15, were not drowned at the mouth of
the Kuskowin river, as reported several
weeks ago, but were murdered by In
dians. Molokoff says just before he left
Nunivak island the Indian wife of a
hunter and trader, named Marsten, re
turned to Nunivak from Kuskowin,
where she had been visiting relatives,
and reported that when the steamer
Jessie and barge Minerva went ashore
in the breakers, a large number of In
dians were on the beach and rendeied
assistance in getting the whites ashore
and saving supplies from the barge.
After being comfortably oamped, the
Indians demanded a larger portion of
the supplies as payment for services,
whioh, according to the Indian woman's
Btory, was refused. A few nights later,
while all were asleep, the Indians made
a rush on the camp, killing the entire
party, including Missionary Webber,
his wife and child. After the massacre,
the bodies were stripped of clothing and
valuables. They were then taken in
canoes a considerable distance from
shore and thrown in the sea.
Molokoff's story is partially corrob
orated by a letter from Marsten, re
ceived, by Barneson & Chiloott, who
owned an interest in the Jessie. Mar
sten asks for an investigation, and says
that the Indians on the Kuskowin are
becoming very insolent." They claim
that section as their hunting and fish
ing grounds, and do not want whites to
trespass, and threaten to make trouble
for all prospectors. ' ' ' 1
Winter Potts Established.
Vanoouver, B. C, Nov. 24. E. A.
Dixon, a mounted policeman, arrived
today from Dawson. . He says winter
posts have been established by the
police from Lake Bennett to Dawson.
They are located 80 miles apart. Dog
teams will travel between and carry
mail. Louis Dahlmann, of Dyea, was
frozen to death, November 12, on Chil
koot pass. He started for Lake Linde
mann in a blizzard.
PROUD CASTILIANS. ,
Will Refuse to Accept Money for the
Philippines, but Will Sign Treaty. J
Paris, Nov. 24. The Spanish peace
commissioners laBt night telegraphed
to Madrid the substance of the United
States' memorandum presented yester
day, and late yesterday evening they
were discussing it among themselves.
As late as 1 o'clock this morning a
Spanish commissioner affirmed that liis
colleagues did not know what to do re
garding the American offer. There is
a difference of opinion among unofficial
people near the commissions, but the
prediction is made that Spain will de
cline the American offor of money.
She will refuse to cede the Philippines
and will say to the United States:
"Yon may take the archipelago be
oause youhave the power to do bo. As
you advance we will retire, protesting
against the greedy aggression. We
will faithfully oarry out our part of the
pledges, and leave Cuba and Porto Rico
in your hands. You came to engage
in a disoussion under the terms of the
protocol, but you evidently meant,
when drawing up that document, to
provide a conference in which, though
we differ man to man, you proposed to
announce at the proper time what you
would do, whether we agreed to it or
objeoted. Such an attitude robs the
conference of a negotiative character,
and sets up the United States as a dom
inant power, whose first purpose is to
listen, but whose ultimate determina
tion is to do its own will."
As a matter of faot, Senor Montero
Rios is reported to have used virtually
suoh language and arguments as the
foregoing. He said more, even indi
cating a high degree of exasperation at
the American offer of $20,000,000.
His manner, no less than his words,
betrayed his repugnance
AT THEIR OLD TRICKS.
Spanish Officials at San Juan Arrested
San Juan de Porto Rico, Nov. 24.
Jose E. Hernandez, an engineer; Mar
tin Rivera, a foreman, and Francisco
Noa, a cashier in the department of
harbor works, have been arrested
charged with misappropriation of
fund 8. A detective learned that the
department carried "dummies" on its
payroll, and charged expenses in con
nection with a dredge which has long
been out of commission. Major Root,
who examined the books of the depart
ment, discovered other irregularities,
and the arrests followed. The abuses
prevailed under the Spanish regime,
and have been continued under Amer
ican rule. The examination of the
prisoners is to take place shortly.
Stock Suffered In the 8outh.
Dallas, Tex., Nov. 84. Reports from
the cattle and sheepraising districts of
Northwestern Texas, Oklahoma and In
dian territory show heavy losses be
cause of the blizzard that has prevailed
in these sections since last Sunday
"Washington, Nov. 83. The first ap
pointment of a postmaster in Alaska for
a long period was made today, Emanuel
Neilson being named at Suuidum.
SPAIN IN DOUBT.
fa Considering the American Ultimatum
, Further Ielay la Impossible
Paris, Nov. 23. The Uni'ted States
peaoe commissioners have undoubtedly
made their final proposition here.
When the conference opened this after
noon, Judge Day, addressing Senor
Montero Rios and his colleagues of the
Spanish commission recurred to the
protracted negotiations, and reaffirmed
the desire of the American commis
sioners to reach an amioable conclusion.
Then, handling the American presen
tation to the interpreter, Judge Day
concluded his remarks by saving that
the Amerioans, preferring not to break
the armistice or to resume hostilities,
had determined to present another and
final proposition, which he hoped would
lead to a speedy and amicable adjust
ment. That portion of the presentation set
ting forth the new proposal, the pro
posal that tha United States must have
possession of the entire Philippine
archipelago, with a tender of $20,000,
000 for a treaty cession of the islands,
was then read. Without betraying
their mental attitude, the Spanish com
missioners suggested an adjournment
until next day. . ;
The new proposition, with its col
laterals, was embodied toward the end
of the American memoranda, whioh
filled 80 typewritten sheets. Only this
part was read in the joint session, the
memorandum then being delivered to
the Spaniards for translation by their
Spain's proposition to invoke the
offices of a third power to construe the
words "control, disposition and gov
ernment of the Philippines" was re
jected by the American commissioners
on the ground that the diction of the
third article of the protocol, dealing
with the Philippines, is so broad and
clear as to afford no justification for ar
bitration as between the parties to the
An analysis of the American memo
randum shows that all other sugges
tions and other considerations hiiga
upon treaty cession at the amuant
named by the United States, and
within two weeks. In the event of
cession. Spain may enjoy for a term of
12 years rights of commerce in the
Philippines equal to those of the
United States. If the United States
acquires the islands by conquest, Spain
may not enjoy such rights.
Should ' Spain refuse ' cession, she
would remain liable for indemnity
olaims, national and individual, since
the outbreak of the last Cuban insur
rection. Should she refuse, she would
also lose, probably, as further indem
nity for the expense of conquest, one
of the Carolines, which, she may now
Bell; and other cable' privileges with
Spanish jurisdiction might be taken by
the United States without any return
for them. This evening the Spaniards
doubtless do not know whether they
will acoept or reject the American
terras. They are telegraphing the sub
stance of,tfe American memorandum
to Madrid, and they expect a reply at
the next meeting. . . .
Possibly they may conolude that be
cause one money offer is made, another
and larger offer may follow pressure
upon the American commissioners.
But if this be their expectations, it
will not be realized. The American
terms, submitted almost at the close of
the eighth week of patient hearing and
painstaking argument, are a praotical
Surprising Act of Generosity.
London, Nov. 23. The morning
papers concede the generosity of the
offers'of the United States peaoe com
missioners and express the opinion that
Spain would be foolish to reject them.
They express universal gratification at
the announcement of an "open door"
policy in the Philippines.
The Daily Mail calls the offer of
$20,000,000 as indemnity, "a surpris
ing aot of generosity."
HY STONE'S STORY.
Explorer Tells a Racy Tale of Fire and
, ancouver, B. C., Nov. 23. Hy
Stone, formerly United States govern
ment explorer in Alaska, met 600
would-be Klondikera returning from
the Edmunton route, at the junoture of
the Maokenzie and Laird rivers. Those
who returned by way of Laird river
have reached Vanoouver in Bafety after
passing through great peril. Stone ao
oompanied them, and it is alleged that
on the seoond night they camped at the
foot of a cliff rising 500 feet sheer from
the river. Natural gas was escaping
from the sides of the cliff. About
midnight, so it is stated, the sides of
the cliff broke forth in flames, the fire
being started by hostile Indians of the
Siwash tribes. The natives appeared
in war paint, and demanded wnisky,
which the prospectors did not have.
For three days the demand was repeat
ed, when the Indians fired a volley at
the whites, which was returned, and
the Siwashes fled. Stone says he noti
fied the government, but nothing was
done. He did not know any of the
Shanghai, Nov. 23. Prince Henry
of Prussia today unveiled the monu
ment to the officer B and sailors of the
German third-class cruiser litis, whioh
was lost in a typhoon on July 23, 1896,
north of the Shan Tung promontory.
The ceremony was very impressive.
A large force of German sailors and
marines were present, with American,
British and Austrian Sailors. The
Shanghai volunteers were also repre
sented. Surgeon-General George M. Stern
berg has made his report to the secre
tary of war. It relates mainly to the
work of the medical corps during the
war. The surgeon-general says sup
plies were short when war began, and
that much of the sickness among the
troops was caused by dissipation.
Work Stopped on Northern
Pacific at Lapwai. ;
MUST FIRST HAVE AUTHORITY
The Engineers Say They Will Walt
for a Permit and Settle Right-of-Way
Claims in Advance.
Lewiston. Idaho, Nov. 23. The
Northern Pacific let a contract to Wren
& Greenough, of Montana, for the con
struction of a section of road on Lapwai
oteek. The agents of these contractors
arrived last week, and began prepara
tions for grading a roadbed along the
narrow Lapwai valley. This valley is
all settled by Indians, except a half
mile adjaoent to the Clearwater river,
and the present line of the Northern
Pacific road. The Indians hold these
homes very sacred, as they were inher
ited from their fathers and then allot
ed to them by the government. They
protested against trespass, althongh
the railway agents offered to purchase
the right of way through every holding
and the engineers say they had no in
tention of proceeding without legal
titles to the land appropriated. How
ever, excitement ran high when the
large force of graders appeared upon the
scene. Indian Agent Fisher also pro
tested against the trespass upon, the
government land without due authority
from the interior department. :
These conditions were reported to the
government, and it is believed an order
was asked placing the military at the
disposal of the agent, to be used to
eject the railroad force if necessary.
The officers of the railroad company
Bay the excitement was uncalled for,
that they never entertained the inten
tion of proceeding without first secur
ing all the right of way through proper
authority. In the meantime a large
force is waiting for orders to begin
grading. : .
The engineers say they will wait for
the permit from the government, and
they will satisfy individual claims for
right of way before they begin. The
Indians, whose interests are involved,
are intelligent, and they will be guided
in the matter entirely by the agent, in
whom they have implicit oonlidetnce,
and to whom they have appealed for
protection in their legal rights. , There
could be no demand for troops other
than to protect the rights of the govern
ment and the Indian wards. The call,
if made for this purpose, was from a
misapprehension of the purpose of the
Lapwai creek is a stream flowing from
the southward and joining the Clear
water river about 10 miles east of
Lewiston. The line mentioned in the
foregoing dispatoh is not the main
projected line of the Nothern Pacific up
the Clearwater and across into Mon
tana, but a branoh to tap the heavy
timber of the Craig mountains, and the
rich farming lands of the reservation
and Camas prairie. The promptness
with which grading crews get at work
shows how keen is the competition of
the present railroad rivalry.
FRANCE AND ITALY.
Long Standing Frlotlon Removed by m
Paris, Nov. 23. It was quite unex
pectedly announced this afternoon that
a commercial tieaty has been concluded
between Franco and Italy, granting
mutually favored treatment except for
silk goods, which will remain subject
to the maximum tax. - A bill embody
ing the agreement will be submitted
immediately to the ohamber of depu
ties. The government also introduced
a bill in the chamber today modifying
the wine duties favorably to Italy.
The negotiations that have oulminated
in these arrangements have been on
foot for two years, but nobody believed
that a definite agreement was peiJKng.
It is believed that the Fashoda affair
was instrumental in inducing France to
grant the necessary concessions, though
it is noteworthy that the silk duties,
which caused the breaking of the treaty
in 1887, remain almost unchanged.
The negotiations have been conducted
with the utmost secrecy. The effect of
the concessions involved is not yet
known, but it is expected that they will
have an important politioal influence
for the removal of a long-standing fric
tion between the two countries. The
treaty, it is noticed, was concluded dur
ing the absence of Emperor William
from Germany, and there is much
speculation regarding its probable re
sults upon European alliances.
SERIOUS PLAGUE RIOTS.
Thousands of Natives Making Trouble
London, Nov. 83. A dispatch to the
Times from Allahabad, oapital of the
northwest provinces of India, says:
"Serious plague irots took place at
Seringapatam, on the island of Cavery,
Mysore, on November 18. Ten thou
sand natives from the villages round
about concentrated at Seringapatam,
and made a desperate effort to enter
the forts and rescue the prisoners there.
"Another mob from the Mysore side
tried to rush the bridge. In each case
the police fired volleys and succeeded
in frustrating the attempt. Many per
sons were killed or .injured. For 86
hours the police were kept under
arms. Ultimately troops were dis
patched to the scene of the disturbance
to be in readiness for any renewal."
Freight Locomotive Exploded.
Lima, O., Nov. 23. A fieight loco
motive on the Chicago & Erie exploded
near here this morning, killing David
Little, the fireman, and probably fa
tally injuring Walter Shirtleff, engi
neer; Edward Quick, conductor, and
Frank Smith, brakeman.
THE MYSTERY DEEPENS.
Shot Fired Near the Wallace House at
Pendleton, Nov. 22. This evening
at 6:80 o'olock another shot was' fired
close to the house in whioh lived the
family of Miss May Wallace, who was
murdered a week ago last Thursday
night. The Wallace family gave up
tbe house last Thursday ,and P. H. Fee
moved in with his family. Fee is a
brother of Judge James A. Fee, and
oame here but a few days ago from
Iowa. : The first night the family oc
cupied the house, he heard a noise in
the back yard. Drawing baok a cur
tain of the very window through which
Miss Wallace was shot, he saw two
men jump the fenoe and go scurrying
away toward the woolen mills. He
thought from their general appearanoe'
they were Chinamen. The next night
he also saw men prowling about, and
notified Sheriff Blakely, who detailed
two deputy sheriffs to remain in the
house all night, but they saw no one.
Fee eaoh time armed himself with two
pistols and went quickly in search, but
found no one. By daylight he found
traoks made by a No. 7 shoe, the ordi
nary kind worn 'by white men. The
affair has deepened the mystery of the
shooting of Miss Wallace, and created
most intense interest here. Were it
not Sunday evening, when but few men
are on the streets and in places of re
sort, probably an attempt would be
made to clean put Chinatown. Feeling
is wrought np, and anger is shown to
ward the Chinese residents, although
it is not positively known that those
hovering about the house were Mon
golians. AMATEUR TRAIN ROBBERS.
One Bandit Killed and Three Fright
Barstow, Cal., Nov. 22. The first
section of west-bound Santa Fe train
No. 21 was stopped two miles west of
Daggett early this morning by men se
creted in the tender of the engine.
Engineer Bunnell was confronted by
two 45-Caliber revolvers and ordered
to stop, but this order : was counter
manded and the train proceeded for
another mile and was then biought to
a standstill at the command of the rob
bers, who evidently expected to meet"
pals at this point In th is they were
not disappointed, and the robbers or
dered Engineer Bunnell to carry a 20
ponnd bag of dynamite to the express,
car. Messengers Hutchinson find Blake
ly appeared at the door of the express
car armed with guns. The robbers
fired at Blakeley, who locating them
by the flash of their guns, returned the
fire, killing one robber. The dead
man's left eye and all that side of hit
head was torn away. The other rob
bers stampeded and made their escape.
A posse is in pursuit and it is thought
that at least one of them will be cap
tured shortly. The dead man has not
been identified. It is thought that the
men were novices at the train robbing
game. They secured no booty.
Brakeman Killed in a Collision.
Dunsmuir, Cal., Nov. 23. A fatal
railway aocident ooenrred at an early
hour this morning three miles east of
Delta. The regular westbound fieight
train, No. 29, had a pair of oar trucks
off the rail, and while the orew was
engaged in replacing the oar on the
track, a special freight train crashed
into the caboose, leaving the latter in
halves on the bailer of the engine. One
brakeman, J. U. Lewis, was in the ca
boose. He was mortally wounded, antj
died while being taken to Delta for
medical aid. There were no other fa
talities. The track was cleared for the
Oregon express without the aid of a
We Will Buy an Island.
Washington, Nov. 22. The acquisi
tion of an island in the Caroline group,
owned by Spain, will be part of the
work of the Paris peace commissiion.
Cable communication between the
United States and Manila via Hono
lulu is regarded as desirable, should
we occupy the islands, and Guam
island, in the Ladrone group, and one
of thn Caroline islands would be useful
as intermediary stations. The aoqusl
tion of one of the Caroline islands, con
sidered suitable for a cable Btation,
would involve a money consideration
and the United States will pay Spain
a reasonable price for its relinquish
ment. - i
Cuban Soldiers Will Be Paid.
New York, Nov. 21. A Herald dis
patch Irom Havana says: The Cuban
army will receive one year's pay on
December 10. Notes for the balance
will be issued and the troops will then
be disbanded. This information comes
from an officer of General Garcia'i
personal staff, in whose word implioit
confidence may be plaoed. From what
source the money will come cannot be
stated, but that the United States has
guaranteed the loan la almost ceitain.
London. Nov. 23. Sir George
Smythe Baden-Powell, the eminent po
litioal economist and authority on col
onial ' affairs, who represented the
Kirkdale division of Liverpool in parl
iament, in the conservative interest,
since 1885, died today in his 61st year.
Explosion In a Rocket Factory.
Budapest, Nov. 23. A dispatch to
the Pester Lloyd from Nigolaief,
Russia, at the confluence of the Ingul
and the Bug, says that 21 persons have
been kijled there by an explosion in a
rocket faotory. I
Trainmen Run Down.
New York, Nov. 82. G. W. Rogers,
of Camden, employed as a conductor
on the Amboy division of the Pennsyl
vania railroad, and H. G. Rue, bag
gagemaster of the Rogers' train, were
killed at Rahwav, N. J., tonight They
had completed their run for the day,
and were walking to the depot to take
a train for home, when they were run
down by the Cbioago limited, east
bound. Their bodies were out up and
scattered along the track for some distance.