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THE MOEKOTG- OBEGCXNIAE', THTTHSBAX, FEBBTTABT 2S, 1893.
LET DOTO THE BAES
TESTIMONY FOR A5D AGA1XST CAP
Many Testify He Is a. Bad Inspector
of Hulls, and 3Iany That
He Is XoU
SEATTLE, Feb. 27. The investigation
of the charges against Captain TV. J.
Bryant, local inspector of hulls, "was con
tinued by Supervising Inspector Birming
ham today and will last through tomor
row. A number of shipmasters, pilots and
engineers testified against Bryant. One said
Bryant sold life-preservers, and told of a
violent quarrel he had with Bryant on the
subject, as he was agent for a rival con
cern. Numerous witnesses told of being
refused licenses, though they had had
long experience. One man claimed that
Bryant collected a commission on the
sale of the steamer Chehalis and then
condemned the rival steamer Cricket until
certain repairs were made. After these
were made, he licensed the Cricket for
another route. Several captains defended
Bryant, one saying that his reputation
was good with the good and bad with the
bad. Captain Birmingham threw down
the bars and admitted an attorney for
the prosecution, Bryant saying he did not
object to the whole Seattle bar.
TRAGEDY AT SUMMIT.
John McCalb Shot and Killed by His
Ftttlicr-in-La.lv, John. JIcDovrell.
CORVALiL.13. Or., Feb. 27. It is re
ported from Summit, a small station about
23 miles west of Corvallis, in the Burnt
woods district, just over the line in Lin
coln county, that John McCalb was shot
and almost instantly killed by his father-in-law,
There seems to have been trouble for
some time between McCalb and his wife,
which finally ended yesterday by McDow
ell having McCalb arrested on the charge
of assault and battery on his wife. The
trial came oft yesterday in Justice Lukey's
court at Little Elk, when McCalb was ac
quitted. McDowell and his family went home
ahead of McCalb, and the latter followed
with the avowed intention of taking his
children, who were with his wife at his
father-in-law's. He rode up to the Mc
Dowell place on horseback, and called from
the gate, asking if his children were there,
to which he was answered by McDowell
that they were. He thereupon said that he
had come for them, and would take them,
when McDowell told hlrri he could not
have them, and It is understood that Mc
Dowell immediately fired a load of buck
shot, which struck McCalb and his horse.
The horse became unmanagable and threw
McCalb off. As he fell he tried to get up.
saying: "You have not downed me yet,"
when McDowell rushed out with a revol
ver and fired three more shots, all taking
effect in McCalb's side.
McDowell is 73 years old, while McCalb
Is a young man. McDowell claims he shot
McCalb through fear that he would be
overpowered if he allowed him to get too
close. McCalb was not armed, and from
the information so far obtained it is
thought that the killing was not justifia
ble. The coroner was sent for, and the
inquest held today.
Recent Incorporations in the State
OLYMPIA. Feb. 27. Following are ar
ticles for domestic corporations filed In
the office of the secretary of state:
Seattle Press-Times Company, Seattle;
capital, 530,000: COO shares, of 530 each; In
corporators. J. H. "Wbolery. F. A. Twitch
ell. H. B. Jeffries; to conduct a printing
The Provident Investment Company, Ta
coma; capital, $10,000; 100 shares of flOO
each; incorporators, Robert P. Thomas,
Clarence B. Griffin, George G. Brock
bank; to conduct a general investment
The Northwestern Agricultural Indus
trial Association, New Whatcom; cap
ital, $5000; 500 shares of $10 each; incor
porators. Edward Fischer, H. A. Smith,
and others; to conduct an agricultural
United Order of Ancient Vikings, Ta
coma; a Norwegian beneficial order for
native-born Norwegians and their de
scendants. The Bartlett Land Company, Port Town
send, capital $100,000; 2000 shares of $50
each; incorporators, Frank A. Bartlett,
Ij. R. Bartlett. R. W. Jennings; general
real estate business.
Providence Investment Company, Ta
coma; capital, $100,000; 100 shares of $100
each; Incorporators, O. L. Conrad and F.
S. Stcere; general real estate business.
The Spirit of Seventy-Six Publishing
Company. Seattle: capital, $10,000; 10.000
shares of $1 each; incorporators. Harry
E. Bull. Willis D. Gordon and others; to
Court Energy. No. S295, Ancient Order of
Foresters, Black Diamond, King county.
Indians Incensed Over the Arrest of
Xo Shirt nnd Younpr Chief.
PENDLETON. Or., Feb. 27. The Uma
tilla reservation chiefs. No Shirt and
Young Chief, who were preparing to go
to "Washington to Interview the secretary
of the interior concerning the disposition
of $200.00 Oof Indiun money, were arrested
on Agent Harper's order, by Indian police,
for resisting the authority of United States
officers. ' The other Indians are enraged on
account of the arrest of their chiefs, and
rumors are current today of trouble. A
prominent official said today he feared It
would be necessary to bring a company
of troops from Walla Walla, unless the
Indians quieted down. They have made
threats against Agent Harper, and are
restless under the agent's restraint, on
account of Judce Bellinger's decision that
Indians on allotted lands arc American
LA GRANDE'S CURIOUS.
Divided Between n. Patent Medicine
Company and Revivalists.
LA GRANDE, Feb. 27. This week the
Attendance of large crowds of curious has
been divided between a free show given
by a patent-medicine company at Stew
ard's opera-house and a series of revivals
conducted by the Holiness people, who
claim to be wholly sanctified, deny bap
tism and all supremacy of the commonly
Accepted church government, addressing
no direct worship to Jesus Christ, but to
the Almighty only.
TUo La Grande Athletic Club feels it
has been given the cold shoulder by the
clubs of the Pacific Northwest Amateur
Athletic Association In the proposed next
season's baseball contest. In fact, Pen
dleton and Baker City have no athletic
clubs, while La Grandees club is strongly
organlzed with over 100 members.
Since Saturday's heavy rain the weather
has continued bright and balmy, except
somewhat chilly nights. This evening an
other brisk shower has fallen.
ItALLARD SHINGLE MILLS BURNED.
An Effort to Revive the Cnrfew Bell
In That Town.
SEATTLE, Wash.. Feb. 27. The Jamie
sow shinzle mills at Ballard, with a daily
capacity of seo.WO. and owned by McGee
Bras., was destroyed by fire this morning.
The lot, ie fully $15,060; insurance, $8091.
in the Palatine and Northern companies.
The bolter was the only thing saved.
Th Are started in the fan of the drying
room. irr Groat Northern box-cars were
bwrjMtl. and the stock-yard of J. M. Dono
bea mill tgaitad from the sparks, but
was quickly extinguished with small dam
age. GMtaoNmaa H. E. Beach has introduced
in the Ballard city council an ordinance
for the revival of the curfew bell In Bal
lard. It provides that the fire bell shall
be rung with nine slow taps at 9 o'clock
every night during May, June, July and
August; eight slow taps at 8 o'clock dur
ing the other months. Then all boys and
girls under 16 years must absent them
selves from the streets, unless accom
panied by their parents or guardians. The
city marshal and other policemen are au
thorized to escort the offenders home for
the first offense and for the second of
fense they are to be locked in the city
jail and to pay the marshal $1. Beach
says its object is to prevent the acquisi
tion of evil habits through street educa
tion. SELECTED BY THE STATE.
Lists of Land Approved by the Sec- j
retary of the Interior.
OLTJIPIA, Feb. 27. The following lists
of lands selected by the state and ap
proved by the secretary of the interior,
has been received by the commissioner of
Seattle land office Fcur public buildings
at the state capital, l742 acres.
Waterville land office Normal schools,
11,869 acres; state charitable penal refor
matory, 30,079 acres; scientific schools, 15,
Spokane land office Agricultural col
lege, 13,875 acres.
Total acres, 84,636.
The Lumbermen's Manufacturing As
sociation of the Northwest has just com
pleted a well-attended session In this
city, which was devoted to the discus
sion of affairs appertaining to the lum
ber industry. The following officers were
elected for the ensuing year:
President, George H. Emerson, of Ho
qulam; vice-president, A. T. McEwen, Se
attle; treasurer, C. S. Stlmson, Seattle:
secretary, Frank B. Cole, Tacoma; direc
tors. George H. Emerson, A. F. McEwen.
C S. Stlmpson, J. H. Norton and C. F.
IN FAVOR OF 3IRS. NIXON.
Verdict Agrainst a. Life Insurance
TACOMA, Feb. 27. In the federal cir
cuit court today a jury returned a verdict
for $24,276 in favor of Mrs. Cora E. Nixon
against the Provident Savings Life As
surance Society, of New York. The de
cision hung on whether or not the com
pany gave notice, as required by the New
York statute, that payments were due on
the policies, and non-payment would for
feit them. The court and jury held such
notices were not given. The suit was
brought on two policies, and for interest.
The insured was Thomas L. Nixon, a well
known mining man, who died some years
George Logan, a mechanic, was ar
rested tonight, charged with having re
peatedly outraged Bessie Geiger, a 7-year-old
girl, and with having assaulted her
little brother, two years older, during the
past three weeks. The children visited
the jail and Identified the prisoner as
their assailant. They say he enticed them
into the bushes on their way to school
and threatened to kill them if they told
of the assaults.
THE SUNDAY CRUSADE.
Complaint Sworn. Ont Against an
Aberdeen Business Man.
ABERDEEN. Feb. 27. The "Brownies"
have struck Aberdeen, and have begun a
crusade against the business houses of this
city for keeping open Sundays. Ycsterday
they swore out a complaint against L. L.
Maley, manufacturer and dealer in cigars
and tobacco, for having his place of busi
ness open for a short time last Sunday.
The complaint was sworn out before Jus
tice Andrews, and an Immediate hearing
was had, and a change of venue secured
to Justice Arnold's court, where the case
will be tried. AH of the business men
have urged Maley to fight the case, if nec
essary, through the higher courts, and
have offered to bear the expense of doing
so. The complaining witness Is not a
Members Appointed by State Super
intendent G. M. Irwin.
SALEM, Or., Feb. 27. State Superin
tendent G. M. Irwin today appointed the
following as a board of examiners for
Miss Lillian Collison, of La Grande,
principal of public schools; M. G. Royal,
Weston, president, Weston normal school;
C. W. Chapman, Eugene, president State
university: J. B. Horner, Corvallis, pro
fessor State agricultural college; P. L.
Campbell, Monmouth, president State nor
mal school; J. H. Stanley, Hillsboro, prin
cipal public schools; George Peebles, Sa
lem, principal North Salem school; J.
Burnham, Portland, principal Couch
school, and J. D. Robb, Tillamook, prin
cipal public school.
OTHER NORTHWEST NEWS.
He Cashed. Bogus Drafts.
On February 15 a young man came to
Walla Walla from Colfax and registered
at the Simon house as H. E. Walker, of
South Omaha. He dressed well, was fastid
ious In his tastes and succeeded in making
many friends among the business men.
He represented himself as being a cattle
buyer, and the traveling agent of Wagner,
Aurin & Co., of Omaha. Walker made
many boasts of cattle shipments, and
both railroads running Into the city so
licited him for his business. He ran bills
at the saloons and livery stables, and on
Saturday a prominent business man
cashed for him a $50 draft, purporting
to be drawn on the Omaha firm, but which
proved to be a forgery on telegraphing
them. They stated they had no represen
tative in this vicinity. Sunday night
Walker disappeared. He probably secured
$100. The forger came from Colfax, where
he passed as a miner. He is known to the
police as M. P. Breckenridge. The next
day he was arrested at Pendleton, where
he was negotiating for the purchase of
hay for an alleged large band of cattle at
Two Were Drowned.
Instead of Charles Caldwell it was
Charles F. Colwell who was drowned in
the Nehalem. and Hugh Frazer was also
drowned. While comir.g down the river,
near the mouth of Rock creek, 10 miles
below Mishawaka, their boat struck a
rock and was overturned. Four other
persons were In the boat when she struck,
but managed to get ashore. Frazer and
Colwell were timber locators, and both
had claims on the Nehalem. They were
both single men, the former aged about 15
and the latter 27. and both were well
known around Astoria. It is feared that
the bodies will "never be recovered, as the
current is very swift, and they no doubt
will be swept out Into the ocean.
TACOMA, Feb. 27. Suit was brought
today by Receiver Archer, of Hams
Brothers, commission merchants, against
that firm and the creditors who have filed
attachment suits. The receiver alleges
that these suits were brought through
collusion and with a view to preventing
other creditors from being given their
dues. He says the assets of the firm are
$w0 and the liabilities $10,000. A number
of San Francisco creditors may be bene
fited by the suit.
Mrs. J. L. McKenney Arrested.
EUGENE, Or.. Feb. 27. Mrs. J. L. Mc
Kenney was arrested here today bv
Deputy United States Marshal George
Humphrey, on a charge brought by
Unlted States Attorney Murphy, of send
ing obscene matter through the mails.
The arrest caused much surprise. Mrs.
McKenney being very much respected by
her acquaintances, and being generally
supposcd to possess an unblemished char
acter. She will be examined tomorrow
Drowned In Snake River.
SPOKANE. Feb. 27. Joe Devon, a
stockman on Eureka Fiat, and a man in
his employ were drowned Sunday in
Snake river. They were crossing in a
small boat, which was caught in a whirl,
pool and overturned. The bodies ha e not
SET FOR WEDNESDAY
HELM'S BILL MADE THE SPECLL
ORDER FOR THAT DAY.
The Vote in the Senate at Olympla
Docs Not Show the Opposi
tion's Real Strength.
OLYMPIA.' Feb. 27. The railroad rate
bill which passed the house with amend
ments yesterday was received by the sen
ate today, and referred to the committee
on corporations other than municipal.
There was great Interest taken in the ex
pected appearance of the bill in the sen
ate, and the chamber was filled with spec
tators when it arrived. The anticipated
contest over the measure, however, was
brief, although interesting. Deckabach,
member of the committee, moved that the
bill be reported back by the committee and
made the special order for next Wednes
day at 2 o'clock. He explained that he
was on the joint committee to Investigate
the penitentiary troubles; that Senator
Frlnk had already departed, and he would
leave tonight, and that he could not get
back before March 6. Helm moved to
amend to make it the special order for
Friday next. Hesald he was satisfied
to take it up in the absence of the com
mittee. Miller and Crow favored the
amendment, and Deckabach then moved
that it be made the special order for to
morrow. Wooding said there were five
senators at the state university, and It
would be unjust to take up the bill in their
absence. Miller insisted that it should be
the special order for Friday. This an
gered Deckabach, and he insisted on his
original motion, making the bill the spe
cial order for 2 o'clock Wednesday. A
rising vote was taken, and Deckabach's
motion prevailed 14 to 10. There is some
doubt as to the true meaning of the vote,
the friends of the measure being unable
to determine whether the vote showed a
true estimate of the opposition to the bill.
Ten members were absent from the city
or not present to vote.
Taylor's bill, providing for a method of
planking streets and alleys on tide lands
at Tacoma, came up as the special order
in the senate, but was amended and re-
The senate this afternoon passed the
house- memorial to congress to enact a
law providing for the free coinage of
American silver, the product of the mines
of the United States, at a ratio of 16 to 1.
The vote was: Ayes 19, noes 14, absent L
Senator Ide's resolution for the appoint
ment of a committee of five to shift the
bills pending in the senate, and give the
more important measures the place of
preference on the calendar, was adopted.
The senate als,o passed the bill appropri
ating an additional $20,000 for the expenses
of the session, making $60,000 in all.
The senate passed five oyster bills, by
Bush, giving protection to planters of oys
ters, and providing a penalty for persons
who remove such oysters In violation of
the property rights of the planters: re
stricting the gathering of oysters from
natural beds except by hand; making it
unlawful to gather oysters from any nat
ural bed or reserve from June 15 to Octo
ber 31 inclusive; prohibiting dregdlng for
oysters in any natural bed; permitting
persons who have entered upon tide lands,
not In front of any city or town nor within
two miles of such city or town, for culti
vation of artificial oyster beds, to purchase
such tide lands for cultivation of oysters
Fred T. Taylor's house memorial to con
gress, to restrict immigration for a period
of 10 years, and Scoby's house memorial,
to foreclose on the mortgage bonds of the
Union and Central Pacific railroads, passed
This was the last day for the introduc
tion -of new bills in the senate, and 33
measures were presented. Since the open
ing of the senate 364 bills have been pre
sented. The house has five days yet for
the receipt of new bills.
In the house today. Heath's bill re
pealing the salary fund and making all
salaries payable out of the general county
fund, came up for final discussion. An
amendment was offered and adopted,
which was practically the J. C. Taylor
substitute, and which was lost in com
mittee of the whole last Friday. It pro
vides that all moneys hereafter received
by county officers as fees under law shall
be turned into the treasury and be kept
in a separate fund to, pay all salaried
officers, and that if such fund is insuffi
cient to pay salaries, the balance shall
be paid by warrant upon the general
county fund, while, if there is surplus,
the same shall be turned into the treas
ury by the order of the county com
missioners. The bill, as amended, passed
by a vote of 50 to S.
The substitute -by the judiciary com
mittee for Callow's bill to amend the
session laws of 1893, prescribing the man
ner of electing county commissioners,
passed the house this afternoon. It pre
scribes that three commissioners in each
county shall be elected by the voters of
the entire county, and not by the dis
tricts as under the present law. The
populists opposed the measure by offering
an amendment to make the act the same
as the one now in use, but the bill finally
passed 10 to 22.
Williams bill to amend the code of
procedure relative to issuing service and
return of process and complaint by jus
tices of the peace passed the house to
day. It provides that in cities of the first
class, all such papers must be served by
regularly elected constables, under salary,
and that fees derived therefrom be turned
into the salary fund. This will make the
office of constable self-supporting and pre
vent hangers-on of justice courts from
receiving such fees as special constables.
The senate bills by Taylor providing for
a fine of $500 for committing public nuis
ance and defining a public nuisance,
passed the house today, as did Kittinger's
bill giving carriers a Hen on sawed logs,
spars, piles, etc, hauled by them. The
senate concurrent resolution to investi
gate the state land department also passed
Wing's insurance bill, which is aimed
at the insurance associations of the va
rious secret societies, aroused rather a
heated debate, and was made the special
order for Tuesday next at 10 o'clock.
Fenton of Thurston presented a me
morial to congress asking that 2.000,090
acres of land be granted to the state for
building public ioads.
These house bills passed the senate:
McArdle Requiring shingle mill opera
tors to provide guards for the protection
of knot sawyers.
Connor Relating to the government of
Miles Allowing Inspectors, judges and
clerks of election 52 per day.
Scobcy Requiring physicians to register
their names and postoffice addresses with
the county auditor and requiring them to
report to the auditor within SO days after
Another Ballot at Dolsc.
BOISE, Feb. 27. The vote for senator
today showed no change. The result was:
Shoup lPiClagett 15
A determination exists to force the
agricultural bill through, and perhaps the
apportionment bill also, before electing a
A Special Order for Friday.
SACRAMENTO, Cal.. Feb. 27. Hawaii
an annexation, owing to other business,
was laid over until Friday morning, when
it wiU be made a special order.
Not Believed in "Washinston.
CARSON, Nev.. Feb. 27. The senate res-
l olutlon to submit the woman suffrage
question to the voters at the next elec
tion, which passed that body several days
ago. today passed the assembly. It was
a special order and carried by a majority,
of six, after being debated at great
The Dominion Government a. Heavy"
Loser at Halifax.
HALIFAX. N. S.. Feb. 27. A fire of un
known origin was discovered about 10
o'clock this morning in the vicinity of tho
deep water terminus, and was not brought
under control until property to the value
of $1,000,000 had been destroyed. Of this
amount, the Dominion government will
lose fully one-half. The government
property burned consisted of a grain ele
vator, freight shed, wharves, and about 30
loaded cars. In the freight sheds were
stored the recently-discharged cargoes of
other vessels, theproperty of Halifax mer
chants, valued at $250,000. all of which was
destroyed. About $200,000 worth of It had
been reconslgned to points in New Bruns
wick, Quebec and Ontario. The latter is
covered by insurance, but the loss of local
consignments will fall on Halifax mer
chants. Several loaded cars belonging to
the Canada Atlantic road were burned,
as were four cars of meat, the property
of Armour & Co., Chicago. Two blocks
of stores on Water street were more or
less damaged by fire and water. During
the progress of the fire, an explosion of
wheat dust, at the government elevator,
severely injured several firemen, who
were directing a stream of water on the
building. It Is thought that all will re
cover. The prompt work of steam tugs
saved the lives of several firemen who
had been shut off by the flames.
CAMPMEETTNG COTTAGES BURNED.
Destructive and Probably Fatal
Fire nt Pitman Grove.
PITMAN GROVE, N. J.. Feb. 27. A
fire, caused by the explosion of a coaloil
stove, started in the residence of John
Kerschler, on Twelfth avenue, this morn
ing. Before the flames were under con
trol six cottages were destroyed and as
many more badly damaged. Several
houses had to be torn down to prevent a
spread of the flames. It looked at one
time as If the entire Methodist campmeet
ing ground would be burned, but, by hard
work on the part of the residents, the
flames were checked. One of Kerschler's
children, a baby one year old, was badly
burned, and will probably die.
The Loss Was Slight.
VALLEJO, Cal., Feb. 27. Reports sent
out early this morning of a large fire at
Vallejo Junction, were without founda
tion. The General Lee boarding-house,
an old building, was destroyed with all Its
contents. Loss, about $2500.
An Ash. AVedncsdny Fire.
BOSTON, Feb. 27.-St. Ann's Catholic
church caught fire today while the par
ishioners were at mass in celebration of
Ash Wednesday. All got out in safety
however. The building was burned; loss,
Small Blaze in a California Town.
LEMOORE, Cal., Feb. 27. A fire here
early this morning destroyed the shoe
store of G. Bauer, and the grocery store
of G. W. Barrett. The loss is $7000, and
the insurance $2200.
Tho Horrible State of Affairs Re
vealed by an Official Inquiry.
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 27.-George I.
Gaden, who has been investigating the
pesthouse near South San Francisco, at
the Instigation of Mayor Sutro, has made
"I simply have no words adequate to
describe the filthy,- condition of almost
everything connected with the institu
tion," says Mr. Gaden. "I was prepared,
from what I had jheard, to find things
In a pretty barf shape but the actual state
I found is almost beyond belief. The
place Is one mass of dirt, filth and vermin,
and It Is a wonder that the Inmates do
not die of exposure to the elements or the
foul odors of the house before being car
ried oft by the dread disease from which
"There are 12 Inmates at the house, one
of whom Is entirely helpless. This man
appears to be a Spaniard, and the room In
which he lies was in such an awful con
dition that I indignantly asked the stew
ard, who is supposed to look after the
comfort of the unfortunates, why he did
not at least keep the room clean.
" "Oh, that old brute would never take
any care of himself,' he answered.
" 'But he is incapable of doing anything
for himself,' I insisted.
" 'Well, he never did when he was able,'
"Three or four hundred chickens roost
under the house, which is raised four feet
from the ground, and I can say without
exaggeration that I would -far rather
sleep down on the jround among the fowls
than in the house.
"I talked with a couple of intelligent
young white men who are suffering from
leprosy, and they told me that the only
way they can keep dry when it rains is
to get under their beds. The roof is full
of holes, and sun and rain alike have
free access. The only heat furnished in
the barn, for It Is no better, Is given by
a little 6x6 stove in a room occupied by
six Chinese. The rest go cold when the
temperature is low or retire to their beds
to keep warm.
"Two watchmen are employed for the
place, one for day and another for night,
but they are useless, and sometimes are
not to be found. The Inmates do not want
to get away, and these men simply draw
salaries from the city and do no good."
She "Will Now Be a Duchess.
NEW YORK, Feb. 27. A Washington
special says the Duke d'Arcos, the re
cently appointed Spanish minister to Mex
ico, left here for the Mexican capital
Thursday, bearing with him the promise of
Miss Virginia Lowers, of this city, to be
come his bride. A dozen years ago the
duke won Miss Lowery's heart while in
Washington, but on account of her father's
aversion to any but an American son-in-law,
she refused to marry him. But she
would not renounce him entirely. The old
duke, the young man's father, died re
cently, and the son inherited his title and
estates in Spain, and soon afterward was
appointed to the Mexican mission. After
a visit of three weeks in Washington, In
which time Mr. Lowery had relented,
things were amicably settled. Archibald
Lowery, the father of the bride, is one of
the most highly esteemed citizens of Wash
ington, while his beautiful daughter is one
of the belles of Washington.
Chicago Is Still Larprer.
CHICAGO, Feb. 27. Chicago is larger
by one square mile than it was yesterday.
Its total area is now 187.45 square miles.
The latest accession is the territory lying
between One Hundred and Fifty-fifth "and
One Hundredand Twenty-third streets, and
Halsted street and Ashland avenue. The
town of Calumet has been dropping Into
the city limits until Chicago now reaches
to Morgan Park. It has taken nearly five
years since the first section of Calumet
fell In to absorb it-
A Pnssenjjcr on the Parli.
NEW YORK. Feb. 27. General Booth,
commander-in-chief of the Salvation Army,
sailed on ths steamer Paris for Europe
today. Over 1000 Salvation lads and lasses
saw him off.
An Old Resident of The Dalles 111.
THE DALLES. Feb. 27. Theodore Cart
wright, an old resident of this county, is
lying dangerously ill from blood-poisoning.
His recovery is doubtful.
The woolbuyers for this season are be
ginning to arrive, a number of them being
already here. Sheep and other stock came
tbrougn the winter in splendid condition.
und sheepowncrs are looking for a rise in.
the price of mutton sheep.
HAS NO SIGNIFICANCE
ENGLAND AND THE INTERNATIONAL
The Government's Action Indicates
No Change of Ministerial Opin
ion, on the Currency Problem.
NEW YORK. Feb. 27. Ballard Smith
cables the following to the World, from
"The acceptance by the government of
a bimetalist resolution in the .house of
commons last night does not Indicate any
charge of ministerial opinion on the
currency problem. Bimetallsts. in order
to catch votes, have watered down their
motion so that it involved no declaration
of principle and merely committed Its
supporters to an approval of sending a
British representative to any future in
ternational currency conference. Sir Will
iam Vernon Harcourt agreed to that
proposal, but at the same time reiterated
with the utmost emphasis that England's
prosperity is bound up entirely with the
maintenance of the gold standard. The
whole dead weight of official opinion re
mains opposed to blmetalism, and its adop
tion at present is wholly outside the
range of practical politics. Any represent
ative sent by the present government
to the currency conference will be a mon
ometalist, and. though Balfour is a bi
metalist, no tory government would at
tempt to alter the currency policy of Eng
land, as all other tory financial authori
ties are against blmetalism." ,
INIMICAL TO GERMANY.
Commercial Treaty Between Ger
many and Argentina Denounced.
BERLIN, Feb. 27. The imperial depu
ties of the Economic Union met today In
the Reichstag building and passed a reso
lution denouncing the commercial treaty be
tween Germany and Argentina as inimical
to German Interests. Count Herbert Bis
marck, who presided, spoke with vehe
mence against all commercial treaties.
Deputy Jacobstoetter, conservative, of
fered in the reichstag today the debate on
his motion to restrict the immigration of
Hebrews. He said the recent influx of
Hebrews from Russia and Austria had
been so great as to amount to a national
plague. Vogther, social democrat, op
posed the motion, also declaring that, as
a party, the social democrats felt no in
terest in it. Deputy Dr. Passache, national
liberal, said his party opposed all excep
tional laws, and therefore would vote
against the motion. The debate was ad
journed. The Armcninn Inqniry.
LONDON, Feb. 27. The Telegraph has
a two-column dispatch from a reporter
who was sent by It to Investigate the Ar
menian outrages. It is dated Moosh, Jan
uary 23, and was sent by the Russian tele
graph line from Kara.
The dispatch records attempts on the
part of Turks to destroy the proofs of out
rages, and especially to obliterate the tell
tale pit dug behind the residence of the
chief of the little village of Djellyegoozan,
in which hundreds of mutilated bodies
were piled in one confused, festering mass.
Barrels of oil that were originally intended
to be used In burning the villages were
poured into the pit and set on fire. The
flames failed to consume the mass, and a
hill stream was dammed to wash away the
horrible evidence. Now the remains are
being removed piecemeal.
A Motion of Want of Confidence.
SYDNEY. N. S. W., Feb. 27. Ex-Premier
Sir George Dibbs notified the New South
Wales assembly today that he would pro
pose a motion of want of confidence in the
ministers. The house then adjourned. It
is rumored that Sir Henry Parker will
support the motion. The ministry is ex
pected to triumph.
Political Crisis in Sweden.
CHRISTIANA, Feb. 27. The political
crisis is still unsettled. King Oscar held
a council today. He requested the con
servative ministers to withdraw their res
ignations, but they refused to do so. He
then asked Sverdrup, leader of the mod
erate left, to form a cabinet, and received
William Bound for Berlin.
VIENNA, Feb. 27. Emperor William
left Vienna this evening for Berlin. Dur
ing his short sojourn he had his first meet
ing with the duke of Cumberland. The
personal acquaintance of the two men is
expected to improve their relations, which
have been strained since the restoration
of the Guelphs.
Missionaries Attacked by Chinese.
PARIS, Feb. 27. The license offices of
Catholic missions have received news of
en attack by natives on the Tenquag mis
sion station in the Thanhoa province of
Tonquin. Missionary Verbier was killed.
Father Soubeyre escaped and carried the
"news to the nearest military post.
Feared Anarchists Have Killed Him.
MILAN, Feb. 27. Deputy Antonio Com
andlnl, director of the Morning Courier, a
government dally, has been missing for
two weeks. He was hated bitterly by the
anarchists, and it is feared that they have
killed him. The police of the whole king
dom are searching for him.
Will Take Out the Paragraph.
BERLIN, Feb. 27. The reichstag today
adopted the proposal to expunge the para
graph conferring dictatorial powers upon
the governor of Alsace-Lorraine.
To Indemnify French. Families.
PARIS, Feb. 27. Brazil has agreed to
pay France 500.000 francs, with which to
lindemnify the families of Frenchmen shot
during the revolution.
Again the Dynamite Bomb.
CATANIA, Feb. 27. By the explosion
of a bomb in a hall in this city during
the festival last night, a panic was cre
ated, but no one was seriously hurt.
Will Govern Cape Colony.
CAPETOWN, Feb. 27. Sir Hercules
Robinson has been appointed governor of
Exodns of the Panic-Stricken
From Hot Springs, Ark.
ST. LOUIS. Feb. 27. Trains from the
South today brought fully 300 badly scared
passengers from Hot Springs, Ark., who
left that popular resort in a hurry yester
day to escape smallpox. They declared
the disease is epidemic and that neighbor
ing towns have established a rigid quar
antine, the authorities at Malvern com
pelling the trainmen to lock all passen
gers from the Springs in cars while trains
were passing through that town. The
passengers said that rumors had been cir
culated that smaHpox was increasing, but
that last Sunday, when many of the guests
were preparing to leave, an official bulletin
was issued declaring that only one case
existed in the city. This settled their
fears for awhile, but yesterday It was
learned that at the time the health depart
ment was preparing the bulletin there were
35 cases being treated in the pesthouse. E.
T. Brewer, of Springfield, 111., made the
"The people are pouring out of Hot
Springs, panic-stricken. Every available
seat was taken in the train, and a great
many more would have left If they could
have done so. Visitors there are begin
ning to learn the truth. I have inside in
formation and know that there are not less
than 73 cases of the disease in Hot Springs,
and about half are In the heart of the
Mr. Harry Wylle, of Chicago, said:
"I learned from a member of the board
of health at Hot Springs that there were
47 cases of smallpox in the pesthouse. and
a number of cases in the city not re
moved." General Passenger Agent Townsend, cf
the Iron Mountain railroad, stated today
that the reports were grossly exaggerated.
A dispatch just received from Chief Sur
geon Outten, of that road, says there are
only three or four cases at the Springs,
and those are being treated in an isolated
building three miles from the city. There
were four or five cases of smaHpox at
Malvern, however, and for this reason
the Iron Mountain road runs Its trains
through that city with closed doors.
LITTLE ROCK, Feb. 27. Dr. Ti. F. Jen
nings, secretary of the state board of
health, has Investigated the smaHpox sit
uation at Hot Springs, and reports 32
cases there. There are three well-defined
cases at Malvern, and several suspects.
Quarantine regulations have been issued
at Benton and Little Rock.
On Account of Texas Fever.
SPRINGFIELD, 111., Feb. 27.-Governor
Altgeld today issued a proclamation quar
antining, on account of Texas fever, all
the territory south of a line commencing
at the western line of the county of Con
tra Costa, Cal., and running to the At
lantic coast. The 4ine zigzags through
and takes in portions of California, Ariz
ona, New Mexico. Texas. Oklahoma, Kan
sas, Missouri, Tennessee, South Carolina
and Virginia. All cattle shipped from this
territory will, until further orders, be sent
into the state under the stringent rules
laid down by the state board of livestock
commissioners. They will be subject to
quarantine, and at the stockyards in the
state they must be isolated from other
cattle. The railroad companies will not
be permitted to ship them with other cat
tle, and any one desiring to graze cattle
from this district must receive the per
mission of the state veterinarian before
putting them on pasture. The proclama
tion was issued on the recommendation
of the state board of livestock commis
sioners. PRINCE KUNG'S VIEWS.
If Japan's Demands Are Exorbitant
China. Will Continue to Fijrht.
LONDON, Feb. 27. A Peking dispatch
gives an interview with Prince Kung, in
which he says Japan made the Corean
troubles the pretext of war. He ques
tioned very seriously whether Japan could
claim possession of the territory she had
conquered together with 400,000,000 taels
indemnity. "China," he said, "stands up
on principle, and Japan upon power. If
Japan will meet her in a friendly spirit
the conclusion of peace will be possible.
If her demands are exorbitant China will
continue the fight." He added he did not
think Japan could overrun all the Chi
nese provinces even if the war was con
tinued. Duplicity of the Tsnng-II-Yamen.
LONDON, Feb. 27. A Peking dispatch
says that United States Minister Denby
is greatly annoyed at the duplicity ex
hibited by the tsung-li-yamen in the
matter of issuing credentials to the late
peace envoys to Japan.
Viceroy Li to Be Peace Envoy.
LONDON, Feb. 27. A Peking dispatch
says Li Hung Chang has had three cor
dial audiences with the emperor and has
definitely accepted a peace mission to
THE LEXOW INQUIRIES.
An Omaha Gambler Sets at Defiance
the Grand Jwry and Court.
OMAHA, Feb. 27. Today the work of
the grand jury investigating alleged mu
nicipal corruption developed some sen
sational features. William Donnelly, a
gambler, admitted having bribed a city
official, paying him $1800, but refused to
name the man. The district court re
manded him to jail until he answers with
"I will make you answer them If I have
to keep you in jail for the remainder of my
term. You must answer. Why do you
refuse? It were better for you and bet
ter for society had you strapped a couple
of pistols at your belt and made people
do your bidding with them than you
should take an oath to tell the whole
truth before the grand jury, and then set
that body at defiance."
Detroit's Municipal Scandal.
DETROIT, Feb. 27. On receipt of news
from Lansing of the final defeat of "home
rule" in the city health department, Mayor
Pingree had sensational bulletins posted
about the city.
ail's. Ford Following in the Foot
steps of Her Mother.
CHICAGO, Feb. 27. It is announced that
Florence, the daughter of Vice-President
Wickes, of the Pullman company, has
parted from her young husband. Mrs.
Wickes has obtained her divorce from
her husband, the formal decree being
handed down yesterday, and today young
Ford bade his wife and family good-bye
and returned to his father's home. The
marriage of Ford and Miss Wickes oc
curred only a few months ago. Ford,
whose family is prominent in Janesville,
says the trouble is all owing to his
mother-in-law, and declares his father-in-law
is in complete sympathy with him.
A Protest From California Miners.
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 27. The Miners'
Association has prepared and will file a
protest against the selection by the South
ern Pacific Company of 1,000,000 acres of
land near Redding. The railroad company
desires this land patented as agricultural.
The association maintains that it is min
eral land, and not fit for agricultural
purposes. Part of the land is near the
Iron Mountain mine, recently sold for
$300,000. The Miners Association wishes
miners to investigate and file personal
protests at once.
The '-Lost 3Iine" Story Revived.
PEORIA, 111., Feb. 27. The story of the
"lost mine" has been revived by a dis
covery by George Boxdorfer. He found
that a large flat rock near Allen's landing
road, close to the old McCauley mill, cov
ered a large cave. In cleaning out the
rubbish, a chunk of silver ore, weighing
about two pounds, was found, and Box
dorfer thinks he has found the wonderful
For the Drouth-Stricken.
CHICAGO, Feb.. 27. The committee ap
pointed bythe board of trade to solicit
subscriptions for the relief of farmers in
the drouth-stricken districts, has just com
menced its labors. Armour & Co. sub
scribed $5C00, the Union Stock Yards &.'
Transit Company $2500, the livestock ex
change $2000, and many other subscriptions
of lesser amounts are coining in.
A Short-Lived Elopement.
XANAIMO, B. C, Feb. 27. This morn
ing James Years eloped from this city
-with the wife of Archibald Black, a well-to-do
miner, taking with him Black's two
children and about 51000. the lattcr's prop
erty. Years was arrested at Vancouver.
Mrs. Black will go East to her parents,
her husband declining to have anything
to do with her.
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