The nlILLSB6R VOL. 2. IIILLSBORO, OREGON, THURSDAY, AUGUST 22. 1895. NO. 22. It Is Now Thought Twenty- Five Are Dead. SOME OF MISSING ACCOUNTED FOB Nu Far, However, the Bodies of Eleven Persons i.nve Been Taken From the Debris. Denver, August 21. A portion of the Gumry hotel, tho scene of last night's frightful disaster, in still stand ing, u gaunt aud sinister ruin, threat ening to crash down on those delving iu tho ruins ut auy uioinout Search for victims has boon ourriod ou with tho utmost energy constantly since the explosion occurred, uud it is boiug con tinued tonight with tho aid of two searchlights. Flumes broke out afresh in tho wrookuge tonight and the lire engines are agniu pouring forth water still further iniiKHling the work of res uuo. Tho list of dead and missing now numbers twenty-live, making the dis aster the worst thut has ever occurred iu tho city. Up to 10:30 touight only eight bodies hud boon recovered. They wore: Miiuager Greuier and his wife, cluspud in euoh others arms; George Dure, a Rook Isluud railroad con tractor; Mrs. G. 0. Wolfe and daugh ter; Fred Hubbold, Will Richards, the clevutor uiuu, and E. F. MoCloskey, of Colorado Springs, a wealthy owner of Cripple Creek mines. Amoug the missing is now Included Elmer Pierce, the night engineer, who is said to huve entered the hotel just bofui j the explosion occurred. It is to this man's carelessness that the disaster is attributed. Tho bodies of Peter Gumry and Gen oral Adams are still in the ruins. Judgo James Gliun, who was at first supposed to have been in bis room at the hotel, turns out to be at Holyoke, Col., where ho was spending Sunday with friouds. J. K. Calkins, wife and baby, who were also thought for a time to have been victims of the casu alty, have beeu located in Highlands. Mr. Calkins is a newspupermun from Davenport, Iowa, city editor of the Gazette. They registered at tho Gumry on their arrival here but later went to stuy with friends. A vast throng surrounds the build ing on every sido, pressing forward as far as the ropes will allow. The police ure constantly guarding against any one stepping through the lines, on ac count of tho great danger from the stuuding walls. As soon us the explosion occurred every guest of the hotel was up. When the lire department reaohed the scene the windows were crowded with huiiiau forms pleading for help to es cape from their perilous positions. It whs not thought at thut time, however, thut the flumes would complete the work of demolition. The guests were very naturally alarmed at the explo siou, but in answer to their frantic ap peals they were assured that they were porfcoily safe where they were ana in deed it seemed so. Afterward when tho fire broke out, all calculations were upaut, and many who might have been saved at once, had it been known that fire was to follow, went to their awful fate. Htorles of the Rescue. M. E. Letzon, a dairyman of this city, was in the ruins ten hours before he was rescued. His injuries are a crushed arm, several contusions and the shock to his nerves. Mr. Letzon said: "I was more encased than pinioned, as only my loft leg, there where you see the bandages, und my right arm, were held down by any weights. You cannot have the faintest idea of my feelings, as I lay there in the bottom of the basement with the mass of rnins on top of me and around me, hearing the exoruciating cries of those dying and in agony, and being almost over coma by the shook and smoke, soaked with water, and almost drowned, and fearing thut the next moment I would be burned alive." Joe Muuul was found in the base ment, dressed only in his underolothes and oomplotely covered with ashes and dirt. When he revived he said: "I am a ciiiar maker from Cairo, Illinois. I was unstairs in the back when I heard an awful crash. I did not know what it whs and sot out of bed and hurried out. On going down stairs must have lost iny way, for when sot down on what I thought was the ground floor, I fell into the basement His injuries though severe are not thought to be fatal. R. E. Irwin, the night olerk, made the following statement: , "I was standing at my oounter talk . ins to Budd and Hawkins, the two bartenders,- when suddenly I heard, a terrific rodr, and instantly the roof came down, and I was pinned beneath a heavy beam, which held me so tight that I oould not move my limbs. The room began to fill with smoke, and was unable to breathe. After giving un all hope, I heard firemen above me, and soon they had removed enough timbers to allow me to drag myself out and from there to the street. The en gineer is a boy 17 years of age, Elmer Loesoher. Ha-was drunk at the time he went on duty. In fact, he either was full all the time or was away from the engine room. I oannot say how muuy were in the hotel, I judge about 70. There are eleven now in the ruins, inoluding General Adams." Property Lois, The total loss caused by the explosion and fire is about $75,000. The Gumry hotel wns worth about $25,000, and had $8,000 worth of furniture. It it a fnul wreck, but was insured for 126,000. The MoMann block, which stands next to the Gumry, was also heavily damaged. It is ownod by Colonel E. F. Bishop, and was built in 1800. It is a four-story, pressed brick front, and is occupied by the Lilly blade Furniture Company. The whole rear end of this block was rained. The loss on the building is about $26,000, for the building will have to be torn down. This block is insured for $15, 000. The stock of Lillyblade, valued at $30,000, is only partly lost . KINQ COUNTY POORHOUSE. The Comnluliinan Hare Order It Built. a night to Olympia, Wash., August 21. An opinion was filed today in the supreme court in the case of William Cochrane and M. R. Maddocks, appellants, vs. King county, respondent. The action was brought by certain taxpayers of the county for the purpose of restrain ing the officers of the county from en tering into a contract with Ritchie & Rigby, contractors, for the erection of a pool house. According to the allega tions of the complaint, there was no money on hand to pay for the work, nor had the commissioners ever esti mated the cost of the building, or sub mitted the question of erection to the people. In the opinion of the supreme court, the act of the legislature of 181)0 providing that the county, by its su pervisors, may incur indebtedness to the extent of 11-2 per cent for general purposes, without submission of the question to vote, was intended to cover the entire subject of incurring indebt edness for general county purposes, and the fact that the term "strictly county purposes," in another has no effect on the objects for which the indebtedness is incurred. Under its provisions the commissioners without vote may inour indebtedness not exceeding 1 1-2 per oeut for any proper oounty purpose, and when approved by vote, may incur indebtedness for a like purpose to the extent of 6 per oeut of the valuation of taxable property in the oounty. Whether the officers of King oounty were acting nnder the aot of 1888, or 1800, in either case they were author ized, and the action of the superior oourt in sustaining the demurrer to the complaint was proper. DANCING) DENOUNCED. The Sunday Talk of Secretary Jack. of the Y. M. V. A. San Franoisoo, August 21. Noel H. Jacks, general socretary ot the Y. M. C. A., has created something of a sen sation by denouoing dancing. Mr. Jacks is giving a series of Sunday afternoon talks at the Y. M. C. A. on "Popular Amusements." Last Sun day he took exoeption to the theater, and today he declared that the dauceieyjacbef ore goJt here by such an in has sent thousands of people to ruin. "I beg to again repeat my position on this question," said he. "My position is that theater-going, dancing and curd-playing have the tendency of lur ing men and women into evil; a ten dency compensated by no possible good, and it is destructive of spiritual life among Christians. Now, as to the dance. Among the different amuse ments offered society today there is none which creates more or has greater influence than the danoe. I believe all honest persons agree with me that there is no amusement which has done so much to lower the Btandard of thouirht. conversation, action and liv ing as the modern dance. I am against it as a Christian man, because it leads first to impure thought; second, to im proper conversation; third, to immod esty of aotion, and last, to immorality of living. "Members of police departments al most universally agree that three- fourths of women and girls led into lives of sin took their first step down ward through the publio dance. And yet, in the face of this testimony, Christian parents, praying for the souls and lives of their sons and daughters, send them to danong school to be tanght manners, and gracefulness, and that they may be able to appear well in society. Give to me for my child ren the careful Chirstian training of a good home, rather than the mannerisms of sooiety or social life, taught In the dancing sohooL " Will Leave the Country. Seattle, August 21. Ah How, We Chow and Lee Jim, three Chinese miners from the Methow, who wer,e recently ordered deported, but given the option of remaining provided they paid the costs of hearing on appeal to the United States court, will probably choose the first alternative. It was' learned today that the costs amount to $742, whioh, in the eyes of a Chinese laborer, is an immense sum. The Chi nese have been given nntil Monday to furnish the money, but it is thought they will fail. They attempted to register at Spokane before the time ex pired, but through ignorance of the place, failed to find the collector's office. The case has been pending since June 80. In Favor of the Trust. New York, August 21. Judge O'Brien, in the supreme oourt today, signed an order denying an application for an injunction restraining the reor ganization committee of the Distilling & Cattle-Feeding Company (whisky trust), from using the funds on deposit with the Mercantile Trust Company for the purohase of property of the whisky trust under the reorganization scheme. New York City's Tax Bat. New York, August 21. The finanoe committee of the board of aldermen met today and prepared the report of the tax rate for the year, fixing it at 1.92, an inorease of 18 points over the rate of last sear. The total amount required for the year is $88,740,000. FIRES IN THE FORESTS Still Raging Throughout the Sound Country. MUCH TIMBER BEING DESTROYED All dame Driven From the Hill to the Water Courses, and Deer Are Almost Domesticated. Seattle, August 20. Settlers along Lake Burnish report that there is an unbroken line of forest fires from Bel fust to the lake, destroying large as well as small timber, and rendering the atmosphere almost suffocating. All game is being driven from the hills to the lukos und water courses, and deer are almost domesticated. A settler last week met two cougars near his bouse. As he was unarmed, be had to give them the road. Mothers dare not let their children get out of their. sight, and there is much alarm throughout the community. The Smoke In California. San Francisco, August 20. The city was overcast yesterday with a bluish haze mixed with fog. Most people thought it was just plain fog, but Weather Observer Hammon says it was smoke from the forest firest around Puget sound. North winds have been blowing up thore for days, and the smoke from the big smudges in the Coast mountains has been carried di rectly southward. This course carried it out to sea from where the coast line bends to the east. For days the north winds spun out a lengthening banner from the smoky mass on the Sound, and it was trailed over the sea for hundreds of miles. Day before yesterday a northwest wind which fol lowed the coast line struck Point Reyes, and in this the great pennant of smoke floated near the California shore. The northwest wind struck the hills south of the Golden Gate and was deflected through the gap, as usual. So the northwest wind became south west wind about the city, and so it ripped an edge from the long pennant of smoke at sea and dragged it into the bay. That is the peculiar way in whioh smoke from Puget sound reached San Francisco yesterday. It is not an un usual thing for smoke to travel that distance from widespread forest fires, for smoke from Minnesota forests has been oarried southward beyond St Louis, but it is rarely that smoke from Washington dims the sunshine of Cen tral California, and it is not known that the winds, the sea and the hills genious process of spinning. A TALK WITH CROKER. The Ex-Tamiuany Boss Would Say Lit tle to the Interviewer. London, August 20. A representa tive of the Press found Richard Croker at Newmarket today, and accompanied him back to London, seeking to secure from him an interview on politioal affairs in New York. No amount of persuasion, however, oould induce him to talk about James G. Martin's as sumption of the leadership of Tarn many. "I have nothing to say," was his re peated reply. He showed surprise, however, at the news, and finally observed: ' ' Whoever takes the Tammany leader ship now has a big job on his hands." Mr. Croker was then asked about the oourse of the board of police com missioners in New York, and in reply said: 'It would not be fair to criticise them at this distance, but, judging from the amount of space New York correspondents of the London papers are giving them, they must be raising Cain." A prominent New York Democrat Who is here says James G. Martin's re' lations with Bourke Cookran are too intimate to suit Croker. Colorado's Crops. Denver, August 20. The News will tomorrow publish reports from all parts of Colorado showing the condi tion of crops. Generally, the condi tion is extremely favorable, the only drawbaok, if any, being-too much rain. In the San Luis valley the great grain fields are whitening for the harvest, and the crop will be the largest ever gathered. From Rifle, on the Grande river, in the western part of the state. the vield of alfalfa, oats, wheat and barley is reported as unusually large. while potatoes were never better, and fruit trees, except pears, are beginning to ground. Rooky Fort reports orops in the southeastern part of the state as remarkably large. The production of corn will exceed all records. Almost as inuoh can be said for wheat, oats, fruit and melons. The only dismal reports of the state oome from Jules' burg, in the extreme northeastern oor- ner, where only potatoes and hay have done well. Better Business at Manchester. Manchester, August 20. A better business was done this week, a firmer ootton market helping, for China cloths are engaged mostly to the end of the year,- The Indian demand is also en larging. The smaller markets are fol lowing the advance reluctantly. Yarns are 8-16d dearer, but there is a laok of activity in them. Some business was done for Japan. Home manufacturers are buying little beyond their aotual needs. Spinners are working mostly at a loss, and some machinery is stop Pg GERMANS CELEBRATE. Yesterday the Anniversary of the Battle of Urarelotte. Berlin, August 20. There has been splendid weather today, which is the 26th anniversary of the buttle of Grav elotte, and which had so great an in fluence on the Franco-Prussian war. The annivesary was signalized here by the laying of the fonndution-stone of the monument of the Late Emperor William I by his grandson, William II, in the presence of many German sovereigns and other dignitaries. The proceedings opened at 8 o clock this morning. The colors and stand ards of the various regiments, crowned with oak leaves, were brought on the ground, and a richly decorated imper ial standard displayed in the center of the group. All the houses in the neigh borhood were tastefully decorated, the windows and balconies showing streams of bunting, while the streets were crowded with gaily attired spec tators. At 9 o'clock a flourish of trumpets announced the arrival of Em peror William, who was received by Chancellor von Hohenlohe. The em peror deposited under the foundation stone of the monument to his grand father a memorial document, in which he referred to the enthusiastic uprising of the German nation under his grand father, Emperor William the Great who had restored the Germans to their ardently desired unity and had suc ceeded in securing for the newly arisen empire its proper weight in the system of states. The emperor then read aloud from the document to be deposit ed in the foundation stone: The self-sacrificing record of the German princes, the wise counsel and energetic support of Von Bismarck, the consummate strategy and genius of Von Moltke, the unequaled courage and ability of the commanders of the army, and before all that of Crown Prince Frederick William, the devoted fidelity of the Field Marshal von Roon and the discipline of the people, ren dered success certain. But also in the direction of works of peace, the emper or was untiring to his last breath in active futherance of the welfare of the working classes. The statue of Will iam the Great should form a testimony of the inextinguishable gratitude of the princes and people of Germany." At this point Count von Lerchfeld, the Bavarian envoy plenipotentiary, handed Emperor William a trowel, re questisng that his majesty would lay the foundation of a memorial which would remind Germany of the greatest period of her history, and which the entire nation desired to erect to the founder of the German empire. ABOUT THE RAILROADS. Great Improvement Shown In the Net Earnings for the Fiscal Year. New York, August 20. Greatly im proved net railway earnings are shown in a carefully prepared special report to Bradstreet's, an abstract of which is as follows: The gross earnings of 145 railroad oompanies for the first six months of 1895 aggregate $349,099,773, a gain of 8.6 per cent over the corresponding period of 1894, which in turn, showed decrease from 1893 of 16.4 per cent. The net earningss of the same roads for this year aggregate $102,767,786, gain over last year of 8. 1 per cent, and following a decrease of 1894 from 1893 of 18.8 per cent Divided into groups, a striking uni formity is noted in the increases and de creases in the gross and net. Of the 126 railroad systems comprising 145 roads, which make up the appended table, two-thirds show decreases. The figures show the percentage of increase or decrease. Those marked with an asterisk indicate a deorease: Gr'ss. Net. Granger .....7.7 3 4 rrniiK lines.. o.s .i Central Western 9.8 2.0 Ea-tern 12.4 23 2 Coal 5.3 1.0 Southern .l.4 7.1 Southwestern 2.8 16.0 Pad ic 9.1 Total increase 8.3 23.0 There are some decreases in gross earnings this year from last, notably the Southern and granger roads, but there are also notably large increases in nealry all the other groups, where last year the dead level of decrease was without relief. When the net earnings figures this year are considered, the showing is still better. The decrease in the grangers and Southwestern roads is still notable, but the gains showed in the other group of roads are sufficient to more than counterbalance this falling-off , and the result is a very satisfactory gain over a year ago. That Benedictine Brewery, Washington, August 20. It is un derstood that Monsignore Satolli is giving his attention : to the question raised by the petition to him for the suppression of the brewery conducted by the Benedictine monks at Beatty, Pa. , with a view to harmonizing the difference so as to placate the com plaints, and at the same time not deal harshly with the ecclesiasts who con duot the brewery. He is giving atten tion to the petition not only from the point of view of the petitioners, but also considers the fact that the monks are' native Germans, who oannot see the harm in drinking beer made after the manner pursued in the Fatherland. The effort will be made to settle the dispute without any formal decision. A Dastardly Crime. Guthrie, O. T., August 20. Daniel R. Brown, a merohant, from the Semi nole reservation, brings information of a dastardly orime oommitted near Ar beoh. A gang of Creek Indians and negroes and several white outlaws raided Samuel Norfod's store, and after completely gutting the place, assaulted and otherwise mistreated five women in the neighborhood, two of whom will NOfiTII PACIFIC NEWS Happenings of Interest in the Progressive Northwest BRIEF REPORTS OF LATE EVENTS A Budget of Items Gathered From All Parts of Oregon, Wash ington and Idaho. It is said that 20,000 trout are an nually caught from Trout Lake in Klickitat county, Wash. A good many Whatcom, Wash. ladies have been made quite ill by the heat and smoke from the near-by forest fires. The Whatcom county, Wash., bank has paid a dividend of 3 per cent, ag gregating $6,000. The bank failed early in the year. Another dividend will soon follow. A controversy is raging in the valley papers as to the champion hicoougher. George W. Harris, of Albany, Or., ap pears to be entitled to the belt, with a record of nine days and nights. The Gold Beach, Or., Gazette is be ing moved across the river to Wedder burn, Mr. Hume's new town. The building is put on wheels and rolled onto a scow, then towed across. The next session of the Wallowa county, Or. , circuit court begins Sep tember 16. The docket is unusually long, and includes several criminal cases. J our prisoners are in jail, and others out on bonds. TheG. A. R. of Port Townsend, Wash., proposes to have an encamp ment at the grounds of the abandoned military station in September, and G. A., R. posts throughout the state are to be invited to participate. The proposed soldiers' and sailors' encampment, to be held at Old Port Townsend, Wash., the week of Sep tember 3, seems to be a "go". Several organizations of Western Washington have proimsed to attend. State Senator D. E. Lesch, of the Yakima and Kittitas district, who is manager of the famous Moxee farm, on which 130 acres are planted in hops, says the hop crop in Yakima valley, Wash., promises better than last year, but growers are discouraged at the prospective low prices. "China Jim," the venerable "dad dy" of the Chinese oolony at Gold Beach, Or. , left on the schooner Ber wick Tuesday, bound for China. He is over 70 years of age, and has been away from China just forty-four years. With tears streaming down his cheeks, he said he was going back to die in his native land. The machinery for the new salmon cannery for the Siletz has been pur chased in Astoria, and the materials for the buildings, along with the ma chinery, will be loaded on the steam schooner and taken to the Suez in a few days. The cannery will furnish employment to many of the Indians who would not work at any other em ployment. , ' Oscar Tom, of Alsea, Or., the king beeraiser of Benton oounty, has thirty' three stands of bees, and the honey produced is as fine as is made. Mr, Tom is also a grower of goats, and hat a band of 260 of them. His band this season averaged 4 1-2 pounds, and the wool shipped netted him 30 cents per pound, or $1.35 per head. He feeds his goats but little, and besides clear ing up his land they improve the pas ture and range. The Pacific Coast Elevator Com pany is making extensive improve ments upon its buildings throughout Whitman oounty, Wash., They are also building some new structures. They recently completed a 150x40-foot addition to the Guy elevator, from which little town there is a large amount of grain shipped. The Pull man ele-ator has been renovated and put into shape for handling a large amount of grain this season. At Glenn wood there is being constructed a 120x 40-foot addition. In fact every eleva tor in the oounty has been put in read iness to handle a big amount of grain, and an enormous crop is expected. To go South a as missionary vessel is the object of a small craft which lies at a Seattle wharf. The boat is to receive general repairs, and carry a crew of Christian workers, who will aot upon the plan of the old steamer Evangel, which cruised the Sound, her owuers holding meetings and spread ing the gospel among the loggers and millmen of early days, Charles Fri ars is in charge of the present expedi tion, and with his wife, will go down on the Mexican coast and carry sup plies for the missiouries, besides him' self doing whatever is in nis power to teach Christian principles among the people of the Paoiflo islands. The ves' sel has no name, and the owner has no special creed of Christianity. Judge Eakin, of Union, Or., of the circuit oourt, has issued an order tern' porarily enjoining the Oradell Canal Company, the Peoples' Irrigation Com pany, City of La Grand and a number of private oitizens from using the wa ters of Grand Ronde river in the west' ern part of the valley. The order was issued at the instance of the Island City Mercantile & Milling Company, which claims to have enjoyed the first and exclusive right to the use of the waters of the river for the past thirty years, and it is further olaimed that at the ordinary season of the year, there are 25,000 inches of water in the stream, but owing to the water being diverted by various defendants to the suit, the water is entirely gone, de priving the plaintiff of itB use for it- rigation purposes and for operating the Mercantile & Milling Company'! flour mill at Island City, Or. THE HYPNOTIC CRAZE. Kitreme to Which It Was Carried at Rlchfleld Springs. i New York, August 19. A special to the Herald from Richfield Springst Nt Yjmvk cent apyoaiauvo ui jiiiss spates, who was not known to the committee, con sisting of the leaders of society. As the music fell into a minor key and the strains of "Au Claire de la Lune" echoed plaintively down the hall, the unknown uttered a piercing shriek and fell full length on the ballroom floor. In an instant all was confusion and her apparently lifeless body was borne away. lit. flor was oalled and diag nosed the case as catalepsy. Inquiry, however, developed the fact that the girl was the victim of hypnotic sugges tion; that she had never read Trilby; had never been to a ball before, and actually had never waltzed before in her life. She was introduced to Storr Kellen, her escort, by a young man whose name is not given because crim inal proceedings are to be instituted against him. He hypnotized the girl early in the evening, drove her to the hotel in a closed carriage and borrowed the finery in which she was dressed. CANNED HORSEMEAT. Foreign Consuls Protest Against Its Shipment From Chicago. Chicago, August 19. Horsemeat has been and is being sold on the drainage oanul to laborers. This meat has come from diseased and broken down animals unfit for labor, and pur chased by men engaged in the nefar ious traffic at $1.60 to $2 per horse. This sale has been without the knowl edge of the sanitary inspector of the canal, Dr. Martin, who said the sale of horsemeat on the canal had never oome to his knowledge. So serious has the situation become on the canal, and the exportation of large quantities of it as canned goods to foreing countries, that complaint was made by foreign con suls today to Dr. P. W. Reilly, of the city health department Charles Hen rotin, consul for Belgium, and Dr. B. Bopp, consul for Germany, were the foreing representatives who called on Dr. Reilly today. They laid before him the facts which they had collected in regard to the canning of horsemeat for exportation to nations of Europe. The French oonsul has intimated that if the authorities do not act, his gov' eminent would take steps whioh might seriously affect the legitimate ship- ments of dressed and canned meat from this country. limiting tou's Guatemala Road. San Francisco, August 17. Ricardo H. F. Von Winckler, who is superin tending the construction of C. P. Huntington's new railroad lines in Guatemala, arrived in this city on the steamship Colon. He says Huntington is putting a great deal of money into the new road and that it is rapidly de veloping into an immensely valuable' property, as it is pushed through the heart of the richest coffee and cane section of Guatemala. He says 600 men are working on the road. The new line is completed from a point on the Guatemala Central road nine miles below Escuintla to Santa Lucia, and is now building to Paulun, with pros pects that it will be extended through the mountains to Metzatlango as rapid ly as the work can be pushed. Over twenty miles of the road is now in op eration. France aud Brasil's Differences. New York, August 19. The Herald correspondent in Rio Janeiro tele graphs that the French charge d'af faires and the Brazilian minister of foreign affairs have signed a protocol agreeing to submit the question of the ownership of the territory of Amapa to arbitration, with the king of Sweden as referee. Each country is to be al lowed until April, 1896, to submit its -claims. The inquiry into the impris onment of Brazilians and the trials of the late governor of French Guiana and the commander of the gunboat Bengali will be suspended pending the decision of the king of Sweden, after which they will be subjects for diplo inatio negotiations. Paper Suppressed and Editor Banished Guthrie, O. T., August 17. The Wah Shah She News, published at Pawhuska, Osage nation, was sup' pressed today by Colonel H. B. Free' man, acting agent of the Osage nation, aud its editor, J. i. Palmer, was ban ished from the nation. The News al leged that Freeman was heaping all kinds of indignities on the Indians, and Freeman obtained from Com missioner Browning an order giving him power to suppress the News and banish Editor Palmer. The excitement is intense and threats are made to tar and feather Freeman. United States Commissioner F. Leahy protested against Freeman's actions, and Free man has tried to have him banished, but without suocess. Cuban Agents in Mexico. ' City of Mexioo, August 20. Cuban revolutionary agents are reported to be enlisting retired officers from the Mex ioan army, and announoed today that a number of veterans officers have em barked for the seat of war. There no oouDt oi zealous activity among Cuban agents here. Advices from Central America are of the same tenor, and men are volunteering there for On ban semee. FEARS FOR AMERICANS Missionaries in Asia Minor in Serious Danger. O PROFESSORS CONDEMNED Is Because of the Armenian Cam paign Against Their Compatriots Suspected of Being spies. Constantinople, August 17. Anxi ety prevails here for the American mis sionaries at Marsovan, a small town twenty-four miles northwest of Ama sia, in the vilayet of Sivas, Asia Minor, on account of the Armenian campaign against those of their com patriots who are thought to be spies. An Armenian priest, suspected of spy ing, was recently murdered at Scutari, just opposite Constantinople, by the incensed Armenians, as a result of whioh many Armenians in Scutari and other suburbs of Constantinople have been imprisoned. Thirteen students of the American college were expelled last year because their fathers were thought to have been mixed up in the Armenian move ment, suspicion having fallen on the college, and among the list of persona condemned by the Armenian committee are five professors of the college, two being Americans. The governor is do ing his utmost to investigate the mat ter, and to prevent an outbreak or dis orders. Details have been received of the at tack on the American missionary school at Tarsus, and the maltreat ment of students and threats made against the missionaries, which waa mentioned in a press dispatch August 9. It is learned about twenty Mus sulmans attaoked and beat a srevant of the Rev. Mr. Christie, director of the college at Tarsus. Some of his scholars at Namroun, a summer resi dence near Tarsus, the night of Thurs day, August 11, also threatened to kill Mr. Christie. DISEASED HORSE MEAT. Consuls Are Endeavoring to Prevent Its Exportation. . Chicago, August 16. It now ap pears that the horse-meat packing house, a mile from the southwestern portion of this city, may possibly be the cause of international complica tions. Richard Martin, owner of the packing-house, and who ships quanti ties of the meat to Paris, Antwerp and Berlin for food, is to receive some dis tinguished visitors. It is probable that tomorrow M. Veilhomme, the French consul; Charles Henrotin, the Belgian consul, and F. Bopp, the vice-German oonsul, accompanied by a city meat in-'" specter and one or two policemen, will call on Mr. Martin to see if he is ship ping diseased horse meat to their re spective countries as has been reported. They have no thought of attempting to interfere with Martin's business, but only of warning the authorities abroad against receiving it Consul Veil bolmme said: "This is a subject in which my gov ernment feels a deep interest It will be inconvenient for me to go so far aa to inspect Martin's premises, but under the circumstances I shall surely do so. I am surprised that there is no law in this country by which to take hold of him, but the least I can do is to ascer tain the facts and put the authorities in France on their guard. I think it might be well for the three consuls most nearly interested to go down to gether." Bicycle Railroad In California. San Francisco, August 17. San Franoisoo and Santa Cms will soon be connected by a bioyole railroad, and articles of incorporation of the Shore Line Bicycle Railroad Company have been filed. It is said . that a number of Eastern capitalists are behind the project. The promoters of the road are said to have constructed a similar line on Long Island. The Westing house Electrical Manufacturing Com pany and the Baldwin looomotive works are also said to be interested in the road, which its promoters hope eventually to extend to Los Angeler. The distance to Santa Cruz is ninety miles, and the company expects to run trains at the rate of 100 miles an hour. A Gigantic Tobacco Combine. New York, August 17. The World says: Representatives of the National Cigarette & Cigar Company, John T. Drummond, Colonel Wetmore and Mr. McAllister, who represent the Drum mond Tobacco Company, Liggett & Meyers, and other big Western manu facturers of plug tobacco, are holding a meeting m this city. Negotiations are going on at the present time with a view of forming a gigantic combine. It is proposed to unite the different in terests and go into the market prepared to supply the jobbers and dealers with all the staple articles of the tobacco trade. -'' Trouble In the Hireling Estate. San Franoisoo, August 17. The affairs of F. W. Kreling & Sons, furni ture manufacturers, are said to be in volved.. The firm was attached for $2,000 today by the First National bank. The trouble ia in connection with the probate proceedings over the estate of the late William Kreling, senior member of the firm. ' , ' Bleu Find of Lead Ore. Madison, Wis., August 17. Mike Moran and Chris Simons have discov ered what promises to be a very rich find of lead ore one and one-half miles west of Verona, this oounty. A shaft ia to be rank at onoe, and mlalnf will be begun aa soon aa possible. v m "