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IX A STfiAKfiE LAM)
LETTER FROM AN EAST AFRICAN
The Details of HI Eaconnler Vith,
DoiIjok Wada Gnblira, aji Old
NEW YORK, Feb. 16 The following
letter has been received from Dr. A.
Donaldson Smith, of Philadelphia, in
which news of the Lake Rudolph, East
ern Africa, expedition, is given up to
December 14, 1S84. The letter is dated
from the Shebeyli river, near Somoliland.
He relates the details of his encounter
"with Dodjas Wada Gubbra, an Abys
sinian leader, who had -exterminated or
enslaved the native Gallas and who pre
vented Dr. Smith and his party from pro
ceeding. The" doctors writes:
"Da Gubbra pioved himself to be one
of the funniest and wittiest old men imag
inable. His .wife, daughter and principal
female slaves had their brows removed
and large crescents tattooed in blue ink
over their eyes: They do not cook their
meat, but eat it immediately the animal
is killed. They always conceal their faces
when eating or drinking, and the sight
of a lot of Abypsjnians squatted about a
dead bullock,-with their cloaks thrown
completely over-their heads, is very amus
ing. They have many curious customs.
Such a thing as. morality is unknown
among, them. They seem to delight in
cniellr' treating their slaves. I have fre
quently teen young girls kicked and
beaten for quite trifling offenses.
"We made a rich discovers' on our way
south. I had heard of a river that ran
under a mountain, where the great god of
the Gallas, Waco, had carved a place for
himself. As we were not far from it, Mr,
Gila and I made an excuse that we wished
to shoot elephants, which abounded there.
We made a hard push, and, to our sur
prise, discovered the most beautiful sub
terranean passage it would be possible to
imagine! A large tributary of the river
Juba had carved a way for itself under
a mountain a mile in length. On the
other side were great vaulted chambers
from 126 to 160 feet high, and supported
by massive columns. The columns were
most ornamentally carved by the waters,
and many would form long arched pas
sages. The mountain was hollowed out
a great distance on the other side of the
stream, and the place I named the 'Cave
"The greater part of our juorney has
been through the rlchst country", from an
agricultural point of view, I have ever
seen, and the climate would suit an
European farmer exactly. There arc
signs of much previous cultivation, but
little land is cultivated at present. The
owners have been killed off, as is evident
by the skeletons lying about. For every
village that is inhabited there are at
least six that are without owners. All
about these villages there are large
areas that were highly cultivated five
years ago and even more recently, before
the Abysslanians grabbed the land and
slaughtered the natives. We have a long
journey before us and it will probably
be several months before we reach Lake
CENTRISTS VOX OVER.
rnsiuiKc of the Anti-SocInliHt Bill In
the ReleliHtajr Axiinrcd.
BERLIN, Feb. 16. The passage of the
anti-revolution, bill by the relchstag seems
now to be assured. The negotiations be
tween the government and the leaders of
the center party, especially Lieber and
Groober, have resulted in an agreement
that some amendment shall be incorporat
ed in the bill to enable members of the
center party to claim that votes are given
for the sukc of religion and morality.
The majority -of the Catholic press, how
ever, regard the action of the centrists
in agreeing to support as a desertion of
party principles, and declare it would be
condemned by the majority of "the Catho
lics in Germany. By winning over the fol
lowers of Lieber and Groebcr, who num
ber between 30 and -10, the overnment is
sure to secure 210 votes for the measure,
ami this will give them a safe majority.
What bargain the centrists have made
with the government is unknown.
Invitations will be issued by the gov
ernment to all the maritime powers of
Europe and America to send warships to
take part in the naval display and fetes
which will take place on the opening of
the Baltic and North sea canal in June.
It w understood President Faure will
accept the invitation to be sent to France.
The emperor is taking a keen Interest in
the opening of the new canal. It is ex
pected its opening will serve to bring back
the waning prosperity of Lubeck. Dantzlc.
Stettin and other German posts. The
fetes will be on a grand scale, and will
last several days.
A monster concert will take place next
Saturday In the colonnade of the relchs
ta building for the benefit of the rela
tives of persons who lost their lives by the
sinking of the Elbe. The royal orchestra
will take part in the performance.
iHfluonzn has again secured a hold In
Berlin. One of the last persons seized
was Humbert G. Squires, second secre
tary of the American embassy.
The Americans of Berlin have arranged
to elbrnte Washington's birthday by a
coMOttrt. addrets and ball at the Relchs
lio. Ambassador Runyon will preside.
and will also on the same day, from 3 to 5
o'clock, hold a reception at his residence.
A decision of the government has been
pubUfhod. by which canned corned beef
and other canned meats will hereafter
imy a duty of 2 marks per 100 kilo's, in
stead of 17 marks, as the favored-nation
oktwse in treaties between the United
States and Germany would seem to re
quire. ENGLISH POLITICS.
Lord Salisbury's Speech nt the IrlU
LONDON, Feb.16. Lord Salisbury spoke
at length on current politics this evening
t the inaugural dinner of the Irish Loy
alist Club, at the Hotel Metropole. What
had happened in Irish national politics
before, he said. as now happening again.
Vhe the initiators of it were removed
or their influence grew less, the Irish
party was split by hopeless divisions,
which resulted in -weakness and discour
agement. On the other hand, the union
ists were stronger than ever. He regret
ted that there was in England no special
machinery, such as had given stability to
the American constitution, for obtaining
the opinion of tne nation on proposals to
alter the constitution. England's only
means of obtaining the country's opinion
lay in the dissolution of parliament on a
particular issue. This course the min
isters declined to adopt. They had intro
duced many measures having nothing on
earth to do with home rule. Despite all
pretettstone. It was a fact that home rule
was in the ministerial programme merely
for the purpose f confusiag the electors.
For the present, the country was protect
ed by the veto power of the lords, for the
uptter house whs not crasy enough to pay
any attention to an appeal to the people
which was conceived in such a fashion.
If the question should be put squarely
and openly to Great Britain, and the elec
tors should vote deliberately in favor of
bome rule, it was reasonably certain that
the lords would aot resist the exeoution
of the verdtcL It would not be their
fttaetfoa, under such conditions, to do so.
Bye-Elections VUl no Held In New
foundland March tl.
ST. JOHN'S. N. F.. Feb. IS. Prodama
1imfn wore issued last night announcing
that bye-eieetioRs wiH be held in three
dtotrioi 3areh 9, for members of the
compliance with the opposition's demand
that elections be held before the opening
of the fishing season. It will be impossible
for a majority of the voters to take part
in the elections, however, owing to their
preparations for the fishing season. Pre
mier Whlteway, it is expected, will contest
the Harbor Grace district. If he does,
Robert Bond, colonial secretary, will be
the candidate there. The newly appoint
ed departmental officers will contest the
other vacancies. Whiteway's candidacy
will be opposed by the conservatives.
A heavy fall of snow has blockaded rail
roads and highways in the interior.
The government is hopeful of obtaining
a loan from the imperial ministry- If not
successful within the next 10 days, a depu
tation from the government will be dis
patched to negotiate personally with the
The destitution in the city is Increasing.
Between 5000 and G000 persons are now re
ceiving relief. The government announces
Its intention of proceeding with relief
work next week.
The Manitoba. School Question.
OTTAWA, Ont., Feb. 16. The Dominion
cabinet held a four hours" session this
afternoon, every minister being present.
Contrary to general expectation, no an
nouncement was made respecting a ses
sion or dissolution. The fact that the 26th
Inst, has been fixed for the hearing of an
application by the Manitoba Catholics
for remedial legislation, leads to the sup
position that the government will imme
diately announce its policy and go to the
Archbishop Duhamel and the Rev. Fath
er Allard had a long Interview with
Premier Bowell this afternoon. It Is un
derstood they presented petitions from the
Catholics of Canada in regard to the
Manitoba school question, protesting
against the abolition of sectarian schools
in that province;
Affnlr.H in San Domingo.
BETHLEHEM, Pa.. Feb. 16. From pri
vate advices received here tonight it is
learned that there is trouble brewing for
the island of San Domingo. The presi
dent of that island, it is stated, has been
acting with a high hand in seizing the
funds of French merchants. The French
will alto claim indemnity for the death
of one of their countrymen. The French
now have five men-of-war lying at Hayti
ready to pounce upon the little island.
Negotiation! Vith Guatemala.
CITY OF MEXICO, Feb. 16. The nego
tiations with Guatemala are proceeding
slowly, but, on the whole, satisfactorily.
THE SOUTHERN STORM.
TAKEN IN SHORTHAND
ADMISSIBILITY OF A STENOG
This Is,Jnst at Present, the Impor
tant Question Before the Court
in the Gins 31urdcr Trial.
It Is VIdcsprend and Is
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Feb. 16. Tennessee,
Alabama, Mississippi and Arkansas are
now experiencing the most severe and
protracted season of cold weather ever
known in this part of the country. Suf
fering with man and beast is widespread.
During the last 48 hours snow has fallen
At Canton, Miss., there is five inches of
snow, and at Birmingham, Ala., It is two
feet deep. In the latter city 70 families
suffering from the extreme cold have
been treated by the associated charities,
and in the country thereabouts cattle are
dying in droves.
From Arkansas City. Ark., comes the
report of the river blocked with ice and
many steamers, tugs and tows frozen
From Winona, Miss., it is reported that
a farmer named Thompson was frozen
A special from Aberdeen, Miss., says a
section hand on the Mobile & Ohio rail
road was frozen to death yesterday.
In the Kentucky Mountain.
LOUISA, Ky., Feb. 16. There is hunger
and suffering in the mountains of Ken
tucky, and unless some sort of relief is
devised there will be death. The rivers
are frozen and the roads are so impassa
ble from snow that it is almost Impossible
to get supplies, as all groceries have to bo
hauled in wagons. All the grocers are out
of supplies. Pneumonia and fever are
Ten Inches of Snow at Danville.
DANVILLE, Va., Feb. 16. The most
vigorous snowstorm yet known com
menced here at U o'clock last night, and
continued all day until 6 o'clock this even
ing. Ten inches fell. It is warmer and
BIDS MADE PUBLIC.
MINNEAPOLIS. Feb. 16. The defense
in the Hayward murder trial today placed
on the stand. Miss Maggie Wachter, a
stenographer for Blixt's attorney. On the
day before Christmas the attorney took
her into Blixt's cell for the purpose of
taking down a statement from the pris
oner. No one else was present and she
took down such words as the attorney
directed. Erwin then read from the state
ment imputed to Bllxt, saying he and
Adry Hayward had planned the murder
and had gone out to Lake Calhoun to ar
range the details the week before. He
asked Miss Wachter if Blixt had made
the statement he just read to his attorney.
Before she could answer the state inter
posed an objection on the ground that
whatever statement had been made by
Blixt to his attorney was inviolable under
the state statute: The court finally ruled
that under the circumstances the evidence
was inadmissible, but gave the defense
until Monday to produce authorities whicn
may change his opinion.
Miss Wachser was dismissed, and the
skull, on which the wounds received by
Miss Glng are Illustrated, was sent for.
Three physicians were asked hypothetical
Questions bearing on the question of the
fractured skull. Dr. H. C. Norris thought
it highly improbable'that the double frac
ture had been caused by a fall from the
buggy, as explained by Bllxt. Dr. S. E.
Hance thought It next to impossible. Dr.
-,G. D. Meyers said he had had a long army
experience, but he never knew of a case
where a fall of three feet like the one
described hac produced s.uch a fracture of
The court then adjourned until Monday.
It is quite important to the defense that
Judge Smith should admit the testimony
of Miss Wachter, the stenographer, who
took the statement made by Blixt to his.
attorney after his arrest. Arguments on
the admissibility of the testimony will be
heard Monday. The attorney for whom
the statement was taken declares positive
ly that Blixt said nothing of the sort
claimed, and that Mls3 Wachter will never
so testify. This statement Is at variance
with those of both the lawyers for the de
fense and in fiat contradiction of the sten
ographer who took the interview. The
defense now says that the man whom
Liveryman Wilson saw with Miss Glng
was not Hayward, and Hayward's attor
ney says that it will aid them in proving
an alibi. Hayward Is pleased at the at
tempts to impeach Blixt's testimony, and
says he will take a little trip to Chicago
after this thing is over.
AGAIN THE LONE HIGnVAYJIAX.
He Held Vj a. California. Stnse and
Robbed, the Passengers.
OROVILLE, Cal., Feb. 16. The Forbes
town stage was stopped this morning
three miles from Orovllle by a lone high
wayman and two passengers were
robbed and the treasure box taken.
Two hundred and fifty dollars were
obtained, 5110 being taken from the two
passengers. One hundred dollars was in
55 greenbacks and the remainder in gold
$5 and $20 pieces.
The man is described as a short man,
with long, black whiskers, by one, and as
a tall man with long, white whiskers by
another. One csserts he saw the robber
lying near the read last night with a shot
gun. Fred Morse was driving the stage, and
at 6:30 A. M. the fellow stepped from be
hind a little oak tree at the edge of the
bridge and poking up his gun cried;
'"Halt." The' stage was brought to a-sud-den
standslll. The United States mail was
Elder Morse, who drcve on this road for
many years, was robbed 17 times by high
waymen, and the express company finally
withdrew the line of express.
A tall man with long, white whiskers
has been seen several times lately 'near
the scene of the robbery. He was bitten
through the hand by a butcher's dog with
in a mile of this place.
the complainant, and .charged that Par
dee -went to the postoffice; arid secured his
private mall from his '(Watson's) box.
The penalty for the offense with which
Pardee is charged is a" fine of $500 and one
year in the penitentiary.' Pardee says he
opened Watson's letters because he
thought they were on office business.
- No Verdict in the McDonald Cose.
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 16. The jury in
the case of Dick McDonald," charged with
perjury, reported they ' were unable to
agree on a verdict, and were discharged
by Judge Murphy at noon. Seven stood for
conviction and five for aqquittal. It is said
the charge upon whlchthe trial was based
was the best the prosecution had. It Is
thought McDonald wlli'now not be con
victed on an charge.
One Burglasr "Was Killed.
AURORA, Ind., Feb.' 16. Burglars en
tered the store of Nlblack Bros., at
Wheatland last night, and found them
selves confronted by George Niblack, son
of ex-Congressman INlblack. They fired,
and he returned the' fire, killing one bur
glar and putting the1 others to fllghL Nib
lack was mortally wounded. Eloodhounds
are on the trail of the murderers.
Discretionary Pool Operator.
PITTSBURG. Feb. 16. The jury In the
case against George, M. Irwin, the dis
cretionary pool operator, returned a sealed
verdict this morning, which will not be
opened until Monday. The verdict Is be
lieved to be for acquittal, the defendant
to pay the costs.
Dean Held tt Answer.
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 16. Dean, the
alleged Oakland counterfeiter, was held
to answer by the United States commis
sioner today. His ball was fixed at $10,-000.
EFFORTS MADE TO SETTLE THE
BOUNDARY LINE DISPUTE.
Estimated Cost of Constructing: a Pa
cific Ocean Cable.
OTTAWA. Ont.. Feb. 16. Sanrord Flem
ing, the government director of tele
graphs, places the cost of a Pacific ocean
cable at 2.000.000. This includes main
tenance for three years. The offers re
ceived by the government a few months
ago have been made public, and are as
Route No. 1 From Vancouver, via Fan
ning island and Fiji, to Norfolk island,
there to divide, one cable going to New
Zealand and the other to Australia, 1,517,
000. Route No. 2 From Vancouver, via
Neckar island and Fiji, to Norfolk island,
there to divide, one cable going to New
Zealand and the other to Australia, 1,416.
000. Route No. 3 From Vancouver, via
Neckar island, to an island in the Gilbert
group, there to divide, one cable going
by way of Fiji to New Zealand, and the
other by way of Solomon islands to
Route No. 4 From ancouver, via
Neckar Island and Gilbert and Solomon
islands, to Queensland only, fl.05S.000.
Route No. 5 From Vancouver, via
Neckar island and Fiji, to New Zealand,
Route No. 6 From Vancouver to
Honolulu, and there dividing, one cable
going to New Zealand and the other to
Route No. 7 From Vancouver, via
Honolulu, Gilbert and Solomon islands, to
Queensland only, 1.081.000.
Route No. S From Vancouver, via
Honolulu and Fiji, to New Zealand, 1,213,
000. WITH THE HORSES.
Hawthorne Von the Burns Handicap
at San Francisco.
The Burns handicap, mile and a quar
ter, was run at San Francisco yesterday,
and Barney Schrieber's old horse, Haw
thorne, landed the $3000 prize. The race
was only interesting on account of the
big money hung up, for Hawthorne had
no trouble in winning. He was a heavily
backed favorite- The winners on the vari
ous tracks were:
At San Francisco About six furlongs,
selling, Bell-Ringer in 1:21: five furlongs,
selling. Condc in 1:06; about six furlongs,
handicap, Robin Hood II in 1:1S; Burns
handicap, mile and a quarter, Hawthorne
in 2:17; ? teeplechase. mile and a half. Tyro
in 3:2S: about six furlongs, selling. Hymn
At New Orleans Five furlongs. Feed-
man in 1:13; V furlongs. Bill White In
1:51; six furlongs. Royal Prince in 1:28;
handicap. 513 furlongs, Tom Kelly in
1:19?: one mile, Dave Pulslfer in 2:02.
Xi Racing: at Madison.
ST. LOUIS, Feb. 15. Learning that the
township of Brooklyn and Venice had
quarantined against Madison, the man
agers of the track held a meeting today
and decided to discontinue racing for the
time being. The races were not run to
day. The Bettinsr at NewiunrUct.
LONDON. Feb. 15. The Newmarket
court has dismissed the summons, granted
to the anti-gambliag league against the
stewards of the jockey club, which -was
I applied for and obtained, on the ground
house of aseembly. This date was set in j that they were guilty of Illegal betting.
BADLY WASTED IN CHICAGO.
The Fate of One "Woman AVho Loved
CHICAGO, Feb. 16. A letter was re
ceived In Chicago today addressed to H.
K. Cavello, who swindled many women
with his matrimonial schemes and jumped
his bond when arrested In the city by
the postal authorities. The letter tells
the fate of the women who trusted him.
Lucella M. Hall lived with Cavello in San
Francisco. A short time after he left her
wcrd was sent to her that he had been
killed in New Orleans. This Information
nearly drove her insane, and January 1
she was taken to the asylum in Stockton,
Cal., where a few days later she died
from the effects of opiates administered
to her. Tliis information was written to
Cavello by Mrs. I. M. Slcper. of 543 Jer
sey street. Son Francisco, under the Im
pression that Cavello was the brother of
the dead woman, ho having been in tho
habit of addressing his letters, "My Dear
Sister." Mrs. Sloper returned several let
ters, which had been sent to the Hall
woman from Chicago, the last being dated
February 4. In this he abuses the woman
with whom he had been living in Chicago,
tells how he is inducing her to buy clothes
for him, and speaks of going to Paris
with Lucella Hall during the coming
summer. The woman who died in San
I Francisco is thought to have come from
New Orleans, one of tho letters intimating
NO CAUSE FOR THE CRIME.
Killed HI Vlfe and Himself and
Shot His Mccc.
TOTTENHAM, Ont.. Feb. 16. A strange
and horrible tragedy was enacted here
this morning by Robert Newberry, a
prominent citizen, 73 years of age. New
berry lived with his wife and little niece.
This morning, without apparent cause, he
suddenly drew a revolver and shot his
wife in the back of the head, the bullet
coming out through her forehead, killing
her instantly. He then chased the little
girl into the backyard, pointing the re
volver at her. She pleaded for her life,
but he fired upon her, putting a bullet
into her hip. Newberry then re-entered
the house and shot himself through the
head, expiring several hours later. New
berry was a farmer, and had been in poor
health. The child's wound is not se
rious. OTHER CRIME NEWS.
A Section Foreman Mardercd.
SAN BERNARDINO. Cal.. Feb. 16.
Last evening Patrick Klelcy, section fore
man at Summit. 23 miles north of here,
was assaulted by John Daley with a
monkey-wrench, fracturing his skull.
Daley was a section hand, and some dis
pute occurred during the day. At night
Kleley gave him his time, when the mur
derous assault was committed.
A special train with a surgeon went to
Summit, and the wounded man was
brought to this city and died at an early
hour this morning. Two section hands
stood by and saw the murder committed
Daley, after assaulting Kieley. went to
Hesperia, where he was arrested. Sheriff
Holcomb has gone after him. and will re
turn on the Santa Fe overland. The
coroner's Inquest was held this afternoon.
The Letters Did Not Belon? to Him.
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 16. S. C. Par
dee, resident manager of the Fidelity &
Casualty Company, of New York, is
charged with opening mall that did not
belong to him, and the postal authorities
and the United States district attorney
are conducting an investigation. Charles
"Watson, assistant resident 'manager, is
MANY VESSELS MISSING.
Much Anxiety Expressed by Owners
of Coastwise Craft.
NEW YORK, Feb. 16. Much anxiety
is manifested among he owners of small
coastwjsj sailing vessels as to the safety
of about 23 shlps whlch are supposed to
have been lost in thef blizzard of a week
ago. Every day the officers of the agents
are besieged by relatives anxious to
know what has become of their loved
ones who shipped a month ag. Since
the severe storm, there has not been one
coastwise sailing vessel reported from
any southern port, and vessels bound
from New York for the South and New
England are all so long overdue that
they are supposed to have foundered. The
ships about whose whereabouts there is
doubt number over 20, the crews average
about 10 men to each; the total value of
cargoes is about $230,000. Most of the ves
sels are owned by New Yorkers. Prin
cipal among them are:
Schooner George R. Condon, sailed from
Charleston, N. C, In command of Cap
tain Bailey: crew of 12 men; 10 days
overdue. The barkentine Emma J. Meyer,
Captain Oliver; 12 days overdue in Lon
don, Conn., from Charleston. The schoon
er Alameda, Captain Dodge; sailed from
Mllesboro, Me., January 15; not yet been
heard from. The barkentine E. S. Powell,
Captain Hotchinson; sailed January 27,
from Charleston, N. C, for New York;
not heard from. Schooner Sarah Fuller,
from Boston for the Azores, and schooner
Potter, from Brunswick for New York,
both 10 days overdue. -
Passenger and Coal Train Collided
at Pittsburg', Kan.
PITTSBURG, Kan., Feb. 16. The regu
lar Atchison & Topeka passenger train
from Kansas City-was wrecked just out
side the city limits this evening and sev
eral passengers Injured. None of them, it
is thought, will die. After being removed
from the wreck'-the injured were distrib
uted over thoiclty.-snaklng It Impossible to
get an accuraterl5eaMbose-hurt. As far
as obtainable, ithd-;.is as follows: -
Conductor Ram&ay, injured internally;
George Davisn boy, leg mashed; Miss
Bertha Gavex, side punctured by broken
timber and otherwise badly injured; Un
der Sheriff Adsit, both legs broken, arm
dislocated, cut about face; Mrs. M. 10.
Johnson, leg broken, face and body badly
cut; a son of Mrs. Jchnson, injured inter
nally, body mashed and ear cut off; John
Ennls, leg broken and injured internally;
Miss Laura James, leg and both arms
broken, ugly hole In head.
The wreck occurred just outside of the
city limits, at the junction of the Atchi
son & Topeka, the Missouri Pacific and
the Kansas City, Pittsburg & Gulf roads.
The engineer of a coal train, looking back
for signals, failed to see the approaching
passenger. The coal train struck the
tender of the passenger, throwing the en
tire train, except the engine, to the bottom
of a 15-foot embankment. Every person
on the Atchison & Topeka train was more
or less injured, and the wonder Is that no
body was killed. The wrecked train was
the regular Atchison & Topeka passenger
that arrives here at 3:03 and returns to
Girard. The passenger list was, fortu
nately, light. So far as learned, none of
the crew, with the exception of Conductor
Ramsay, was injured. Each crew put the
responsibility for the mishap on the other.
It is said the Missouri Pacific engineer
signaled for the crossing before the Atch
ison & Topeka was within the regulation
TUB DISASTERS AT SEA.
Letters From the- Elbe.
LONDON, Feb. 16. A number of letters
addressed to places around New York
were picked up on Deal beach last even
ing; also one of the Elbe's life buoys.
LONDON, Feb. 10. The dead body of
a man. wearing a lifebelt from the steam
ship Elbe, was washed ashore at King's
Down, near Dover, this afternoon. It
was dressed in the, uniform of a petry
officer of the North German Lloyds line
and the shirt bore the Initials F. J."
The man, apparently, was about 40 years
The Blonc'N Crew Rescued.
NEW! YORK, Feb. 16. The steamer
Trinidad, which arrived this evening from
Bermuda, rescued the crew of six of the
schooner Dione, of Boston.
Nothing? Known of the Crew.
LONDON. Feb. 16. The Swedish brig
Saga Is ashore at Bally-Cott, In Ireland.
Nothing is known regarding the fate of
Killed by a. Boiler Explosion.
BRADFORD, Pa., Feb. 16. About 5
o'clock this evening James Frazler and
M. B. McQuiston, of Roxford, Pa., 12 miles
from here, were killed by the explosion of
a boiler at an oil well a quarter of a mile
Senator Mitchell Has Secured the In
formation Necessary, and Vlll
Now Push the Matter.
WASHINGTON, Feb, 11.. (Oregonlan
Office, Corcoran Building.) SenatorMltch
ell has been endeavoring to get the dispute
settled regarding the boundary lines of
the Klamath Indian reservation. Recent
ly he secured the passage of a resolution
calling on the secretary of the interior
for all information in the department
relative to the survey of the reservation,
together with the agreements made with
the Indians as to what tho reservation
should cover. These papers, together
with maps, will be published in the course
of time, and the people will be able to see
what was done. The information, when
published, may lead to some legislation
to correct any mistakes that have been
made, either through ignorance on the
part of agents, or misapprehension by set
tlers. Senator Mitchell says it was first
necessary to secure all the Information
there was to be had on the subject be
fore any steps could be taken looking
toward a settlement of the boundary dis
putes. Senator Squire is doing what he can
toward making national parks out of the
Pacific coast forest reserves. Scarce a day
passes that he does not present a peti
tion from somewhere asking congress to
make some great mountain and surround
ing country a national park. Many col
leges and schools have sent memorials
and petitions asking that this action be
taken. The Washington senator has had
these memorials printed, and will save
them up ready for action as soon as he
sees an auspicious occasion. Just now
the government is busy establishing parks
out of the old battlefields. Ye have one
at Chlckamauga. anothei at Shlloh. and
still another at Gettysburg, while a move
ment Is on foot to have a park made
of the country surrounding Appomattox.
Probably after this has been done there
will be an opportunity for the Western
states to secure some attention in the
way of national parks. There is a sus
picion that many of the Western forest
reserves were created for the purpose of
establishing national parks at some fu
Representative Ellis reported to the
house from the committee on public lands,
a bill Introduced by himself relating to the
acquisition of forfeited railroad lands. In
his report, Mr. Ellis says that It Is found
that under the construction placed upon
section 3 of the act approved September
20, 1890, as promulgated by the commis
sioner of the general land office. In his let
ter of December 24, 1890, purchase was al
lowed to be made by parties claiming
under the third section as settlers with
out requiring them to show actual resi
dence, they having met all the require
ments of the bill as to fencing, cultiva
tion, etc., and also that they were allowed
to purchase in an amount not exceeding
the maximum allowed under the act, even
though the amount so purchased was not
contiguous. Under this construction by
the department, they purchased their
lands and acquired patents for the same.
By a decision of the secretary of the in
terior, made November 3, 1893, it was
held that actual residence must be shown,
and under such ruling many entries are
now held for cancellation, although the
entrymen stand on precisely the same
footing occupied by those who have long
since reeelved patents from the govern
ment for their lands. This bill does not
enlarge any rights, but only seeks to give
those who from any cause may have been
unable to complete purchase under the
original act and amendments thereto, the
sajne rights and privileges that were ac
corded to their more fortunate brethren.
While Mr. Ellis secured a favorable re
port from the committee of which he Is
a member, it is possible that there may
be some opposition in the house. He sub
mitted the bill to the commissioner of the
general land office and to the secretary
of the Interior. The commissioner ap
proved It, and the secretary took Issue
with him. The commissioner took a common-sense
view the matter and approv
ed the bill, while the secretary thought
there was a great grant of privilege in
the bill which should not be allowed.
However, if tho bill does not go through
thi3 congress It will certainly pass In the
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10.000 PEEFECT 1?EAU HUBS TO 1 IMPERFECT
56,000 PERFECT SPOKES . . .TO 1 IMPERFECT
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The Czarowltch.H Condition AInrmluK
LONDON, Feb. 16. A dispatch from St.
Petersburg says the czarowltch, Grand
Duke George, who is wintering in the
Crimea, on account of pulmonary troti
ble, is expectorating blood. His condi
tion is alarming.
Memory of Gray Honored.
CITY OF MEXICO, Feb. 16. The honors
paid the memory of Isaac Pusey Gray,
the late United States minister, exceeded
anything before shown a foreigner in
A Veil-Known Department Clerk.
"WASHINGTON, Feb. 15. Sevillen A.
Brown, formerly chief clerk of the depart
ment of state, died this afternoon of pneu
monia. The Last Sacrament Administered.
VIENNA. Feb. 16. The last sacrament
has been administered to Archduke Al
brecht, of Austria, the emperor's uncle.
Alphonse Has Rheumatism.
MADRID, Feb. 16. The king of Spain Is
suffering from an attack of rheumatism.
QUESTION OF THE HOUR
(Continued from First Page.)
SERIES OF SENSATIONS.
The other day Senator Lodge paid an
eloquent tribute to the democracy which
had acquired so much territory, naming
especially the Jefferson Louisiana pur
chase and the acquisition of Texas and
Florida. He cited the fact that it was a
republican administration that had ac
quired Alaska. "While Mr. Lodge was
talking, it occurred to a great many peo
ple, that it was also the democratic party
which, in an effort to perpetuate slave
power and enlarge the South, had made
a dead-set to acquire Southern territory,
and while doing so, gave away all that Is
valuable on the Northern border west of
the great lakes. It was this same demo
cratic party that gave away the North
west territory. Had it not been for this
same democratic party, the United States
would own every portion of the Pacific
coast, from Lower California to the Arc
tic sea. There would have been no Van
couver Island belonging to Great Britain
with the great fortress of 'Esquimau.
The men who talked "Fifty-four, Forty
or Fight," were the patriots of their day.
We would not be troubled with British
Columbia tariff competition, nor the smug
Wing of Chinamen and opium across the
straits of Fuca. It is the omissions of
the democratic party that has cost this
country nearly as much as its commissions.
Lorillard to Try It Apraln.
NEW YORK, Feb. 16. It is learned to
day that it is probable that Pierre Loril
lard will send a short string of horses to
England this spring to compete for some
of the English plums.
(Several years ago Lorillard sent Parole
and then Iroquois to England. Parole
won several important events and Iro
quois the Derby.)
The Chicago Team Outplayed.
TORONTO, Ont., Feb. 16. The hockey
match at Victoria rink this evening, be
tween the Spauldinge, of Chicago, and the
Victorians, of Toronto, was won easily by
the Victorians In a score of 3 goals to 1.
Stabbed. Himself With. Shears.
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 16. Benjamin
Copson, an old resident of this city,
stabbed himself with a pair of shears to
night. Death resulted immediatels. De
spondency Is assigned as the cause.
Asminitt Bnll-FiKhtinp: in France.
PARIS. Feb. 16. The highest tribunal
of the court of cessation has confirmed
the decisions of the Tower courts against
buR-fighting in France. Cruelty to ani-
l mals i3 the basis" of the decision.
Senator Pettigrew, of South Dakota,
who has surprised his colleagues in the
senate by voting against every Hawaiian
proposition of his party, says that if there
was a proposition made for laying a cable
from Port Townsend to LTnalaska, he
would be in favor of it. He maintains
that a cable to that point would be of
greater advantage than to Hawaii. Here
he says are great American Interests. A
great territory is owned by the United
States. A coaling station could be easily
built and maintained at some point in
Alaska, and It would be much nearer
the United States than Hawaii, and, be
sides, he adds, we have already got the
coal in Alaska, while we will have to
haul it to Hawaii and back again. More
than this, claims the South Dakotan, who
Is so opposed to the Hawaiian annexation,
we have great mining interests, enormous
fishing interests, and other undeveloped
possibilities in Alaska, which would be of
great value to the whole people. Petti
grew would even go so far as to reopen
the International boundary question again
and assert our right to the sea coast to
Alaska. A pretext for this could be found
in the dispute that has arisen between
Great Britain and the United States over
the boundary between Alaska and her pos
sessions In the Northwest. Of course, no
one expects to see this brought about, ex
cept by a general annexation of Canada,
but it shows which way thought is tending.
Debs Promises to Sprliif? Them in His
TERRE HAUTE, Ind., Feb. 16. Eugene
V. Debs, president of the American Rail
way Union, said today:
"The adjourned conspiracy trial at Chi
cago will never be resumed; it will die
out. I will never be put on the stand
again in that case. I want a trial, but
the General Managers' Association has
connived to have it killed. Mr. Wickes
went to Europe to escape the trial. I will
tell the people of Chicago a few things
Thursday evening, February 2S, when I
Shall speak, at the. Auditorium on 'Who
At;e- the Conspirators ?! Atserieswof4.s&n-,
satlons will he sprung regarding tne gen
eral Managers' Association, which would
have come out during the trial if it had
Another Strlfee Promlncd.
NEW YORK, Feb. 16. The Press will
say tomorrow: Another fight for a work
ing day of eight hours will begin tomorrow
in this city, which will involve 1200 elec
trical employes. In case the board of
walking delegites carries out Its threat
of ordering sympathetic strikes on all
buildings where members of the Electrical
Contractors' Association have work under
way, there will be over 3000 mechanics on
strike before the end of the week. Friday
a conference was held in the Building
and Trades Club between an executive
committee of the union and the contract
ors. The demand for a woruaay oi eigne
hours was formally made and refused by
Everything Vent McBride's Way.
COLUMBUS. O.. Feb. 16. John McBride
today, by the unanimous report of the
committee of 13, was found not guilty of
corruption in connection with the Hock
ing Valley strike. The report said Mark
Wild, who preferred the charges, Is a
demagogue and self-confessed corruption
ist. A resolution was adopted extending
a vote of confidence to McBride and or
dering Mark Wild to leave the hall. The
convention elected P. H. Hanna, of In
diana, president; Cameron Miller, of Ohio,
vice-president, and re-elected Patrick
Ivnlfrhtrt of Labor Executive Board.
PHILADELPHIA. Feb. 16. The general
executive board of the Knights of Labor,
which has been in session here for 10 days
past, concluded its labors here tonight.
The day was consumed in following up
the bond issue and silver certificates mat
ter, with the intention of getting the case
in court as soon as possible.
StrlUe On One Line Ended.
BROOKLYN. Feb. 16. The strikers on
the Brooklyn Heights and Queens county
and suburban railways have declared the
admlnlstration'3 affairs the people hae
ground for charging absolute dishonesty."
He said, however, that he did not charge
that the president or the secretary of the
treasury had profited pecuniarily by the
transaction. He could not, however, con
ceive what had influenced their course,
except an und.ue desire to acquire author
ity for gold bonds. He thought that pos
sibly they had hoped to frighten congress.
He next bitterly arraigned the adminis
tration in its dealing with foreign bankers,
"The price paid for these bonds shows
the bankers had a pledge that they would
be paid In gold, and yet the administration
gave the banking syndicate a bonus of 1
per cent to take the bonds. There is a
breaking down and a breaking up in this
condition of thing3, and when that time
comes, silver will have its innings.
Vilas gave notice that Monday he would
address the senate on the financial situa
tion, and the debate for the day ended.
Senator Hill to Governor Prince.
SANTA FE, N. M., Feb. "16. Under date
of Washington, February S, Senator David
B. Hill writes to ex-Governor L. Bradford
Prince, of Santa Fe, congratulating him
upon his address on blmetallsm, delivered
before the trans-Mlssisslppl congress at
its recent session in St. Louis, and say
ing: "You are right in saying that the
cause of blmetalism needs an educated
sentiment in the East. That is the need
of the hour."
OF THIHGS RELIGIOUS.
Mormonism In New Zealand.
VANCOUVER, B. C, Feb. 16. The Mor
mon missionaries that left by the War
rimo for New Zealand are the second lot
that has passed through here in three
months. They report that the Mormon
colony is making good progress in New
- TJie Children of Mixed Marrinjrex.
-BHDALEESTJErebLlfi An ot-der oTf tha
pope, promulgated here, declares "that the
offspring of mixed marriages shall be
brought up in the Catholic faith.
For II Im Creditors' Benefit.
DULUTH, Minn., Feb. 16. William Mc
Klnley, one of the best-known men In
Northern Minnesota, and a heavy owner
in mining and lumber lands all over tho
country, made an assignment today for
the benefit of his creditors to William P.
Lardner, vice-president of the Security,
Pnnl Bnynton the Co-Respondent.
LONDON, Feb. 16. In a divorce case in
high court today a contractor named Beal
was awarded 730 damages against
Captain Paul Boynton, the swimmer.
Boynton Is charged with being criminal
ly Intimate with the wife of Beal.
A Modest Sum Asked.
SAN FRANCISCO. Feb. 16. Charles
Fair today received an anonymous letter
offering to restore his father's will for
Uncle Taxes Paid.
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 16 The South
ern Pacific today paid a large part of back
taxes, some having been due since 18S7.
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