The Hillsboro argus. (Hillsboro, Or.) 1895-current, March 26, 1896, Image 1

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VOL. 3,
NO. 1.
Events of the Day in a Con
densed Form.
It. mi of Importance From Domestic
and Foreign Souroee Cream
of the Dispatches.
Two young men, named Montgomery
and Fox, rival in a love affair, fought
a duel with revolver on Birch oreek,
Alaska. Fox received two wounds,
neither of them fatal.
Complete arrangements have been
made by the Prlnoeton Athletio Aso
oiation to tend a team to represent
America in the Olympian games, to
be held in Athena, Greece, April 8
to 11.
A Cairo dispatch ay the Egyptian
troopa have started (or Wady Haifa,
where the entire Soudan expeditionary
force ia expected to assemble April 1,
when the advanoe on Dongola will be
Kid Thompson, oonvloted of partloi
panoy in the Rosooe train robbery,
waa sentonced by Jndge Smith, in the
Lot Angelea superior court, to be
hanged at Folsom on May 32, between
the hours of 10 and 4 o'olook.
The case of the United 8tatea vs. the
state of Texai, involving the owner
ship of Greer county, has boen deoided
in favor of the United States. Justioe
Harlan handed down the opinion. The
oase involves 1,600,000 acres.
The New York Herald oorrrespondent
in Rio Janerio says that the Brazilian
government will present to oongress an
agreeement with France upon the ques
tion of the contested territory in
Amapa, on the border of French
A powder mill whloh gives employ
ment to seventy-flve men at Kiflon,
, Ulster oounty, N. Y., blew up. The
, mangled bodies of lvin have beon
titS 1 PH-n same mill
ftJ'ago. killing
Mayor Broatoh, of Omaha, Neb., has
sent out letters to 600 mayors of oities
in the trans-Mississippi valley, asking
them to present the matter to the coun
cils of their respective municipalities,
and nrging the adoption of resolutions
favoring the exposition that is to be
held ia Omaha during the summer and
fall of 1808.
In Chioago, J. J. Colvin, a promi
nent manufacturer of galvanized iron
oornioe, was superintending the work
of the new station on the Lake-street
elevated road, when the temporary
soaffold on whloh he stood was struok
by a train, and he was burled Into
the street, being almost instantly
Dr. Brown, of San Franolsoo, has
been acquitted on the charges of im
morality and censured for nnminister
lal oonduot. He oonsiders himself
vindicated of all the charges preferred
against him. The Congregational
oounoil has been in session for the past
three weeks trying the charges against
Dr. Brown.
nre in unnton, wis., mnioted a
loss of from (76,000 to 1100,000. The
large stock of general merchandise of
Crosier Brothers is a total loss; also
the Y. M. C. A. fixtures, and the
. buildings and stooks of several other
firms. The fire is the seoond one which
has oocurred reoeutly, and is believed
to have been inoendiary in its origin.
The Kentucky legislature has ad
journed, after a sixty-day session. The
legislature failed to accomplish the two
important aots it had before it the
eleotion of a United States senator and
the enaotment of legislation to save
the state's flnanoial reputation. Gover
nor Bradley has refused to order a ape
oial session, and the state is in a bad
The United States supreme oourt
has reversed the deoision of Judge
Maxey, of the Texas federal oourt, in
the oase of Consul Ornales, of Mexico,
asking for the extradition of oertain
men claimed to have been engaged in
the Gar a insurrection of 1801 and
1893. The deoision has the effect of
holding them subject to extradition.
. Chief Justice Fuller read the opinion.
Senator Mitohell of Oregon is pre
paring his report in favor of an amend
ment to the constitution providing for
the eleotion of United States senators
by direot vote of the people. At its
last meeting the committee on privi
leges and eleotions, by a vote of five to
four, ordered a joint resolution looking
to a ohange in this particular to be re
ported to the senate. It is Mr. Mitch
ell's intention to press the resolution
for consideration.
A sensation has been caused by th
announcement made by M. Berthelot,
minister of foreign affairs, in a Frenoh
cabinet meeting, that he had asked the
British ambassador, the Marquis of
Dufferin, for information regarding
the proposed advanoe of British-Egyp
. tian troops up the Nile, and had point'
ed ont to him the serious oonaequenoes
of suoh an advanoe. This warning
note may be a preliminary to a more
deoided step.
In Kalamazoo, Mioh., non-union
molders who had taken be places
atrilrino- tiair- men at thf IOUjbA
Olarage Son, attacked two union
wilder trtm an adjacent foundry, and
of V aMaoked by a big orowd
" .J. 'J ?a Elders who were lying In
were arm tnem. Thn "on-uniou men
fight that ?i'i1h baM- and ln thB
nth -i'head open and two
-;7. :!uw.Te9 woken noses. m
n0 :'Ve,0,te' from an ault on i
non-union mm,!- 0n Saturday night
by atriklng molders. The non-union
men were finally vanquished.
The race lor the Hlrosh cup in Nice,
a total diatanoe of thirty miles, Satan-
ita won, Ailsa seoond, Britannia third.
The schooner Noyo, from San Fran
olsoo for Fort Bragg, collided off Point
Arena with the steamer Pasadona. The
Noyo was damaged.
The German reiobstag oommittee
has concluded the first reading of the
sugar bill, and fixed the import duty at
40 marks per 100 kilos.
Ex-Chief of Polioe Thomas M. Speers
died in Kansas City of heart disease,
aged 60. He was ohief of polioe in
Kansas City for thirty-two years.
The miners employed at the Win-
tbrop mine, in Isbpeming, Mioh., quit
work, because the management wanted
them to work ten-hour shifts, Instead
of eight.
The Prlnoe of Monaco has renewed
his concession to the Monte Carlo
Casino for fifty years, on condition that
his annuity be inoresaed from (300,000
to (400,000.
In San Franolsoo, C. F. Mars, a
lathing oontraotor, was assaulted and
beaten by strikers, who claimed Mars
was working for less than union rates.
He died from the effeotsof the injuries.
William Q. Judge, of the Theoso-
phist S wlety, died in New York, after
an i ln iss of two years. He has been
since the death of Mme. Blavatsky, the
most prominent Theosophist in this
A Washington dispatch says the or
der soon to be issued drawing into th
civil servloe a large number of offioers
of the government who are now except
ed is still under deliberation by the
The strike of the special order, or
oustom tailors, is already praotioally
broken. About forty of the shops
olosed have opened, the oontraotor
having signed the oontraot drawn up
by the men. The strike begun with a
reportod number of 8,000. -
The big suit of Swift & Co., the Chi
oago paokers, against the Grand Trunk
railway, whioh has been pending since
1892, was dismissed by stipulation.
Swift & Co. sued for 1800,000 on ao
oount of alleged exoessive charges for
freight on shipments east from 1887 to
The scheme of adding the latest
weather forecast to the regular post
marks on letters will be oommenoed
by the postofflce department July 1.
Application for this servioe from over
forty postoffioes have been filed, and It
will be introduced in Chioago and
other large oities.
News ha reaohed New York from
Luayra, Venezuela, of the bursting of
the magazine of the Venezuela war
ship Maraoale Ayaouohe. Eight men
were killed in the explosion. The re
mainder of the orew were rescued by
fishermen. The warship was burned
to the water's edge.
A dispatch to the London Globe from
Cairo says the Kalifa has proclaimed a
Jehad (holy war) against Egypt, and
called on all dervishes oapable of bear
ing arms to enroll under his bannir.
It is said Osman Digna is to leave
Casaala and join the dervishes now
mustering at Dongola.
In Chioago the oupola in the shed of
the iron foundry on Ashland avenue
fell from its supports. Molten metal
was hurled in every direction. Miolael
Donovitoh and Peter Rovitoh were
fatally burned, and Edward Dlvis,
Miles Conway and Alexander Cameron
were seriously injured. 1
That trade between the United States
and Asia is increasing is indioatpd by
the heavy trans-Paoiflo mails now ar
riving and departing. The steamship
Viotoria that sailed from Taoomi, car
ried the largest mail ever taken tut by
a Northern Paciflo liner. Thert were
46 saoks of papers, amounting to 2,650
pounds, and 6,600 letters.
In Cleveland, O., the fishing tugs
Jessie Enas and Helene went out on
the lake, and after gathering th nets,
set out the night before, started baok.
When outside the breakwater, a bliz
zard struok them and they were soon
hemmed ln by dense staokt of loating
ioe. The powerful harbor tug Baoon
forced her way to the reaoue, aid, after
a hard battle, brought the Heiene in.
The Baoon put baok to resouetbe Jessie
Enas, but the effort was finely aban
doned. The British ship Auldgirtl, whioh
arrived in Cork reoenily witt a oargo
of wheat from Portland, Or., reports
having passed in latitude 6(108 south,
longitude 71:81 west, two lirge ice
bergs, about five miles long aid about
600 feet high. On the following day,
in 66:87 south and 68:06 .West, she
passed eight icebergs from one to
twelve miles long, and from 100 to 700
feet high. There were light northeast
winds at the time, and fine weather,
The ioebergs were right in tie traok of
Edison has succeeded, with the aid
of the Roentgen ray, in penetrating the
human body with the naktd eye, the
successful experiment hiving been
made at last He looked into the
lungs and heart, and examined the
arteries, muscles and blool vessels of
one of his assistants. Wiih the pow
erful oathode light plaoed behind the
subject he looked througl a screen of
prepared ohemioala, and is said to
have plainly seen the woiing of the
various organs of the body
A boy named Swinehetrt, 18 years
old. was Mrruted in Burliigton, Ia., as'
the leader of a gang of yotthful ruffians
who attempted to burn jlive a small
boy against whom they lad a grudge.
iney persuaded the little fellow to en
ter the cellar of an emrty house and
then tied him seourely U a post. After
torturing him with tales of deith in
various forms, they set fire to the
building and ran away. Parties passing
w the fire, broke in and extinguished
it and rescued the almost unoonsoious
earn, tied in the eellar.
Progress and Doings in the
Pacific States.
From All the CHIm and Towns of th
Feel no States and Territories
The grip is prevalent in Rosalia and
Governor MoGraw was a visitor at
the normal school at Cheney last week.
About 100 saoks of potatoes were
shipped from Cowlitz oounty last
week, about 600 sacks going fran
Lewi river and 600 from Kelso.
Very few oriminal oases will be tried
at the present term at the superior
oourt of Linooln oounty, most of them
havisg been oontinued till the next
regular term.
The union revival seivioes at Spokane
have olosed. Eleven hundred and
sixty-six oarda were handed in with the
nime of those who are anxious for
their souls' welfare.
Judge C. M. Kinoaid, of Colfax, says
that the oold weather did not hurt the
squirrels in the least; that they are as
fat and numerous as if they had been
stall-fed all winter.
After paying all the expenses inot-
deat to purchasing the army post, the
Spokane oommittee had left 7 per cent
of the oash subscribed to return to
those who donated it
Borne of the Indians on the Colville
reiervation have been angered by ama
teur prospectors staking off as claims
the well-oultivated garden patches of
the members of the tribe on the reserva
tion. The tails of 1,600 squirrels were
laid on the commissioners' table in
Spokane one day last week. They
were taken up in the regular order of
business, and the bounty of one cent
piece paid.
Formal notice has been reoeived at
Walla Walla from the interior depart
ment that the land for the site of the
United States penitentiary has met
with approval, and that the purchase
prioe will soon be forwarded.
Two renegade Indians, known as
"Billy" and "Diok," brothers, were
arrested in Walla Walla on a oharge of
attempted arson, in having set fire to
the large barn belonging to "Boston
Charley," who lives near Walla Walla.
The town of Marcus is booming, a
barber shop, saloon and restaurant be
ing among the new enterprises, while
East Marcus is forging ahead with a
new blacksmith shop and saloon, with
several other new business ventures in
King oounty's delinquent personal
tax is now (81,849.46, and there is no
immediate prospect that it will be
paid. The collectors recently sent out
by County Treasurer Maple gathered
in about (6,000, and about an equal
sum was secured by letters sent from
the offloe.
Mrs. Posey,, a Leavenworth barber's
wife, suooessfully performed a very
diffioult opeartion oh a ohioken last
week. The ohioken had swallowed a
toadstool, and it was notioed that in a
day or two its orop blaokened and the
fowl seemed siok. Mrs. Posey opened
the orop, oleaned it out and sewed it
up again. The ohioken is now in bet
ter shape than ever, and ia taking the
oure for the toadstool habit
C. S. Moore, sentenced to Walla
Walk from King oounty for burglary,
has been pardoned by Governor Mo
Graw. Moore escaped a few year's ago
and went to British Columbia. He re
turned of his own aooord on oondition
that he would be released at the end
of his term, as originally fixed. His
time had really expired and the par
don was only the oarrying out of the
agreement made at the time of his
voluntary return.
A Mr. Crilly, of Blaine, has been
making experiments with fir bark,
with a view to utilizing it in the manu
facture of useful and ornamental ar
ticles . He has a polished block of this
material oovered with a coat of var
nish, whiob, for riohness of oolor and
beautiful markings, is truly admirable.
For dock oases, glove, handkerohief
andoollar boxes, etc, this material
would work up well, and would be a
novelty whioh would secure a ready
sale in the notion stores of the East
Colonel Molntyve, an irrigation and
oivil engineer of Seattle, is the invent'
or of anew system of wagon roads,
whioh he thinks will revolutionize
country travel. He oalls it the "steel
wagon road." He got his idea from
observing that the drivers of every
vehiole seek the street oar traoks in
preference to the best gravel or paved
street Mr. Molntyre estiamtes that
the oost of single-traok rural steel roads
will not exoeed to (2,000 per
mile, irhile the oost of maoadamiced
wagon roads average over (6,000 per
Clatsop oounty ia about to oall in its
warrants up to July 1, 1894.
Trout are taking the fly in the north
fork of the lower Coos river.
A farmer of Lake oounty says that
he expeots to shear 80,000 sheep this
At the last term of oourt in Baker
oounty no oirminals were sent to the
The firm of Shea & Co. has pur
chased grounds near Albany and will
start a oreamery.
Captain Waud has informed The
Dalles Chronicle that the dredger will
open channel entirely through the
locks within two weeks, so that boats
may pas.
S. Merton, of St Paul, Marion
oouunty, has contracted 10,000 pounds
of hops at 8 oents per pound, for five
An ordinance forbidding women in
saloons and providing punishment for
its infraction has gone into effeot at
It is proposed in Pendleton to or
ganize an "artesian water" club, to
raise funds to bore for artesian water
in that vioinity.
Harney oounty theepmen will drive
a great many band of their sheep to
the railroad before shearing, and thus
lave freight money on the wool.
The steamer T. M. Richardson ha
taken the plaoe of the steamer Volanta,
destroyed by fire last week, and is car
rying passengers, mail, etc, between
Newport and Yaquina City.
The Oregon Central & Eastern is
making arrangements to run a mixed
train from Yaquina to Detroit, in one
day, and back the next, one of the
trains now on being dispensed with.
A lot of salt marsh lands in Warner
valley, Lake oounty, was sold recently,
under the saline aot, and purchased by
a man who will erect a refinery and
manufacture salt of a first-class quality.
Several counterfeit (6 pieoea that
have been ln circulation in Baker City
have been turned over to the deputy
United States marshal by the business
men who took them in the course of
Pendleton bicyclists have started a
good-roads campaign, their first objeot
of attack being the highway to the
Uamtilla agenoy, whioh it is desired
to put into a permanently good con
dition. Hops are very slow In Washington
oounty. There are several lots scat
tered through the oounty whose own
ers are holding for a higher prioe.
Two oents were advanced on two car
loads recently sold.
The sawmill of the Oregon Lumber
Company at Baker City has resumed
operations. A large supply of logs i
on hand, and there will be nothing to
prevent a continuous operation of the
mill for many months.
About (11,000 has been paid into
the oounty treasury, at Grant's Pas,
a taxes thus far. The total amount to
be collected from taxayen of Josephine
oounty for all purposes is (43,000. Of
this the O. & C. railroad is down for
Gilliam oounty farmer do not be
lieve fall gra'n was injured by the late
freeze. The ground was oovered with
snow, which protected the grain from
the oold. Everything indicates that
that oounty will produce an immense
yield of wheat this season.
One hundred and eighty-seven of the
1,700 taxpayer in Benton oounty have
so far paid their taxes for 1896. ,It is
asserted by officials that penalty is to
be added after April 1, and that after
that date county warrants will not be
aooepted in payment of taxes.
The Astoria & Goble Railroad Com
pany put twelve men to work grading
through the marshes below Bureau's
mill, near Clatskanie, reoently. This
is an experiment whioh the oompany is
trying, in order to know if the road
oan be put aoross the fiat at that plaoe.
Some years ago Mr. John Reeoe,
now of East Marshfleld, lost his wife,
leaving behind a little girl which the
father was illy prepared to oare for.
As he determined to leave the oountry,
alter due deiibeation the ohild was
given to a well-to-do oouple who were
ohlldless. A short time ago the foster
mother died, leaving the daughter
(70,000, and now the death of the hus
band Is reported, and the young girl is
heir to an estate estimated at over
The powder house of the Sandres'
mine, near Burke, was blown up last
week, and not a vestige of it remains.
All the windows on one side of the oon
oentrator were shattered, but fortun
ately no one was injured.
Charles Wells, living aoross the river
from Fort Sherman, has instituted suit
for damages against Colonel Hall, the
oommander, and Lieutenant Brown,
the quartermaster. In harvesting ioe
for the post the military teams oross a
narrow neok of Wells' land, and he
wants (600 from the government for
the passage of the teamrs.
The work of constructing the irri
gating ditohea on the flats aoross the
Snake river from Lewiston is the most
important faotor in the develoment of
this oity and immediate seotion, says
the Lewiston Tribune. All of the pre
liminaries have been arranged and the
oontraot let. The Western Lumber
Company, of Portland, with whom ne
gotiations have been oarried on for sev
eral weeks, has been given the oontraot
for the lumber (Oregon yellow fir) to
be used in the flumes. About 1,500,
000 feet will be used, and more than
100 cars will be required for its ship
ment A special boat will bring it up
from Riparia and unload at the mouth
of Asotin oreek.
President Hill of the Great Northern
railway, has purchased 300 aores of
land on the west side of Great Falls.
This will no doubt be made the termin
al grounds of this oompany.
It is said that the VJvim Lumber
Company, which ia the trust oombina
tion controlling the output of Flathead
oounty, has been awarded the contarot
for furnishing the lumber for the
Blaokfoot agenoy at a price of (19 per
1,000. feet
Should the long-contemplated rail
road be' built into the old deserted
mining oamp of Castle, there will be a
genuine revival of mining interests at
that point The hills surrounding the
old town are full of rioh quartz veins
and it requires a railroad to make the
ores available.
Self-incrimination No Reason
for Refusal.
Rights of Courts to Compel an Answer
to Questions In Interstate Com
ueree Matters Sustained.
Washington, March 26. A deoision
was rendered by the supreme oourt of
the United States today in the oase of
Theodore F. Brown, involving the
right of the oourt to compel an answer
by a witness to questions in interstate
commerce matters, notwithstanding
that he may plead self-incrimination
as a result of the answer. The deci
sion was opposed to Brown's conten
tion, that he was proteoted by the con
stitution from this requirement, and
the deoision of the oourt below was
The opinion was handed down by
Justice Brown. Justioes Field, Shiras,
Gray and White dissented, holding the
constitutional provision was sufficient
to relieve Brown from all requirement
to answer.
This was advanced on the dooket of
the supreme oourt on motion of the attorney-general
made at the instance of
the interstate commerce commission.
It was considered a test oase, and the
olaim was set forth in a letter written
fur the commission that a large number
of similar cases must wait upon its
final deoision by the oourt The case
came to the supreme court on an appeal
taken by Brown from the deoision of
the circuit court for the western dis
trict of Pennsylvania in refusing to
grant a writ of habeas corpus, and
arose from a proceeding by the inter
state oommeroe commission against the
Allegheny Valley Railway Company,
of whloh Brown ia an officer He was
a witness before the grand jury for the
commission in this oase and refused to
answer oertain questions propounded
to him, on the ground that in so doing
he might inoriminate himself. He
was then proceeded against for oon
tempt of oourt, found guilty and sen
tenced to imprisonment Brown
pleaded his constitutional right of si
lence, but the staute of February 11,
1893, requiring answers in inch ques
tions, was invoked against him and
held to be valid by the circuit oourt
In announcing his opinion, Justice
Brown said the question involved was
as to whether the law of 1893, specific
ally relieving witnesses in interstate
commerce cases from prosecution, when
they reveal faots whioh might inorimi
nate themselevs, operates to take from
witnesses in such oases the privilege of
silence as guaranteed by the constitu
tion, and the conclusion was that it
did. He said this aot was in the na
ture of a general amnesty in such cases,
and had been so regarded and upheld
in half a dozen decisions in the iitate
An Armenian Refugee Tells of the Mas
saere In Marsovan.
New York, March 25. Mharim Dal
matian, an Armenian refugee who re
oently escaped from Turkey and has
just arrived here, said last night:
"The massaore in Marsovan oocurred
November last. The first thing done
on the morning of the massacre was to
put a guard of Turkish soldiers around
the American college. This was to
protect the college from attaok. Two
or three houses In the town In whloh
the naturalized Amerioan oitizens lived
were also guarded. The Turkish sol
diers began by killing in cold blood all
the Armenians whom they found in
the market They did this partly with
guns, partly with bayonets and partly
with hatchets. -
"TheV j killed all the Armenians
whom '.cey found in the streets. They
did not, however, enter any Armenian
houses, exoept four, where several
women were assaulted and killed.
"Meanwhile each of the five mosque
in the town had a Turk crying out
every few minutes that the Armenians
were saoking the mosques and killing
the Turks. This added greatly to the
publio exoitement and added the Turk
ish populaoe to the soldiery.
"Over 1,000 persons were killed in
all the massaores in Marsovan. It was
freely acknowledged by the soldiers
that the Armenians were killed by di
reot orders from Constantinople. There
are altogether 600,000 Armenians
under Turkish dominion and if they
remain under that rule lor ten years
longer they will be exterminated or
oonverted to Mohammedanism.
"Between 80,000 and 40,000 Armen
lam have been massaored up to the
present time. The governor of the disj
trlot 1 now busy arresting all the
young Armenian men whom the sol
diers or polioe find in the street. . The
result of this massaore is that all the
young men are keeping in the houses
and sending out the old men to buy
The Distribution of Seed.
Washington, Maroh 28. The seore
tary ot agrloulture, In aoordanoe with
the mandate of oongress, has prepared
a oircular letter to be sent immediately
to all known reputable growers and
dealers in seed throughout the United
State asking them to furnish at res
sonatue prioes to the department tO,
000,000 packets of garden, field and
flower seeds, beginning with asparagus
and ending with wheat The number
of paokets will give to eaoh member
and delegate In the house, and to eaoh
senator, 16,000 paokets for dlstribu
tion among his constituents, after de
duoting one-thrid of the whole amount
in aooordanoe with law for dlstribu
tion by the seore tary of agrloulture,
All seed must be delivered on or before
thirty days from the 17th of Mare.
Condensed Record of the Doings of the
Nation' Lawmakers-Senate.
Washington, March 21. Cuba bad
the entire attention of the senate today,
speeches being made by Gray, Chilton
and Caffery, the debate being enlivened
by many spirited incidents. Gray's
plea for Cuba brought on a running
cross-fire of oomment and inquiry from
Hale. The Delaware senator caused
much amusement by referring to Hale
as the senator from Spain. A fresh,
vigorous contribution to the debate
oame from Chilton, who has seldom
addressed the senate. He urged that
there was abundant work at home to
occupy the attention of oongress, in
stead of enlisting in humanitarian
crusades abroad, with their possibili
ties of war. Caffrey also opposed the
Cuban resolutions. A resolution au
thorizing the use of the unexpended
balance of the appropriation for the
oanal and lock on the Columbia river,
Oregon, amounting to (20,000, waa
Washington, March 23. During the
Cuban deabte in the senate the floor
was yielded temporarily by Sherman to
Allen, to state bis views on the olaim
of Dupont The statement had more
than a passing interest, for the six
Populists votes are regarded as decisive
in the contest, and this was the first
expression of a Populist senator. Allen
oontended that Dupont waa not entitled
to a seat without a certificate or cre
dential from the executive of the state,
and when this was lacking, as In this
case, the courts of the state oould oom
pel the issuance of credentials by the
governor. A resolution, offered by
Chandler, was adopted for an Inquiry
ot the naval oommittee of the desira
bility of building one turret above an
other, after whioh the following bills
were passed: For the relief of settlers
within the indemnity limits of the
grant to the Northern Paciflo Railroad
Company; for the disposal of lands in
the Fort Klaamth hay reservation, Or
egon; fixing the rank and pay of the
judge-advooate-general of the navy;
for the survey of the mouth of the Yu
kon river, Alaska.
Washington, March 26. An unex
pected climax to the Cuban debate was
reached in the senate today when, on
motion of Sherman, chairman of the
oommittee on foreign relations, the
Cuban resolutions were recommitted to
the oommittee. The vote to recommit
was unanimous and without the for
mality of a roll-oall. Sherman, Mor
gan and Lodge were appointed to rep
resent the senate in a further confer
ence. Hoar gave notice of a proposed
amendment to the rules for the purpose
of "enabling the senate to dispose of
publio business more promptly." It
proposes that when any bill or resoln
tion shall have been under considera
tion for no less than four day, it shall
be in order for any senator to demand
that the debate theron be closed. If
the senate decides to close debate, the
question Is to be taken on the measure
on its successive stages, according to
the rules, but without farther debate,
exoept that every senator desiring
shall be permitted to speak not more
than once and not exoeeding an hour,
Washington, Maroh 21. In the
house today Boutelle introduced a
resolution amending the constitution
by making a provision therein to meet
the contingency of the death of the
president-elect after the electors have
oast their votes in January, and before
his inauguration in Maroh. It pro
vides in suon oases that the person
elected as vice-president shall be inaug
urated and hold offloe accordingly. The
resolution proposed by Wright was
adopted by the house Paciflo railroads
oommittee oalling for the appointment
of a committee of five to review all
plans for the settlement ot the Paoifio
railroads debt presented and to reoom
mend a bill to co-operate with the sen
ate oommittee.
Washington, Maroh 23. The house
today, after three days of debate,
adopted a resolution oensuring Thomas
F. Bayard, ex-seoretary of state, and
now ambassador to the oourt ot St
James, for utterances delivered In an
address to the Boston, England, gram
mar school, and an address before the
Edinburgh, Scotland, Philosophical In
stitute, last fall The vote stood 180
to 71 In favor of the first resolution,
and 191 to 69 in favor of the seoond.
Five Republicans broke away from
party lines and voted against the reBO
lution of censure, and six Demoorats
voted for it All the Republicans and
nine Demoorats voted for the second
Washington, March 25. The house
passed most of the day considering the
Curtis bill to abolish the death penalty
In all oases where it is presonbed in
the federal statutes (60 in number),
save in oases of murder and rape, under
seotion 6339 and 6346 of the revised
statutes, where the jury might qualify
the verdiot "without oupital punsh
ment." The bill makes no ohanges in
the penalty that oan be inflioted by
military and naval court-martial.
Among the death penalties abolished
by the bill are for murder and robbery
on the high seas, accessory before the
faot of murder, piraoy, etc, on the
high seas, destruction of vessels at sea,
arson of vessels of war, eto. The bill
failed to pass for want ot a quorum,
A Consul In Danger.
New York, Maroh 28. The steamer
Cambria from Porto Rico today
i i . . .
Droagui news mat an attempt was
made to kill United States Con'
D. Hall by a Spa"!-V
John. F"'
was fiV
a prir
Ship High and Dry on
North Beach.
The Captain Lost His Bearings In a
Dense Fog, and the Vessel Waa
Beached at High Tide.
Astoria, Maroh 23. The British
hip Glenmorag, Captain Archibald
Cnrrie, of Glasgow, bound for Port
land, In ballast - from Callao. went
ashore on North beach, about three
mile north of Ocean Park, at 3 o'olook
yesterday afternoon. Two of the orew
were killed and four injured. The
hip itrack about high water, and now
lie with her port aide to the shore.
From Captain Currie, it Is learned
that the first Indication of danger waa
theory, "Breakers on the port bowl"
from the man on the lookout The
captain immediately attempted to wear
around, and had almost suooeeded
when the ship struok and swung round,
broadside on, with her bead to the
southward. The after-port and star
board boats were at onoe cleared away
and lowered, both reaching the water
about the same time. The mate, who
was in the lee boat, attempted to pull
out to sea, but was foroed to let her
drift inshore. The boat whioh had
been lowered on the weather side, in
rounding the stern, was caught by a
tremendous sea and dashed up under
the ship' counter, crushing the occu
pants in a cruel manner and smashing
the boat considerably, the air-tiaht
tanks with which she was provided
alone keeping her afloat The captain
next set about lowering the forward
boat, and reaohed the shore in safety,
about an hour later.
On landing he disoovered that two
men had been killed, James Adams
and John Keedy, and four injured.
The injured were removed to the hotel
at Ocean Park, where every attention
was given them.
The Glenmorag is an iron full-rigged
ship of 1,667 ton register, and ia
owned by R. & C. Allen, of Glasgow.
the same owners as the Strathblane.
whloh went ashore on the same beaohVas," ' f
but five mile below, just four jeara. ' -..
ago. Captain Currie has been in oom-j
maod of her for the past nine years,
and up to yesterday has never had a
serious aooident The orew speak
highly of him as a man and a skillful
navigator. The orew consisted of
twenty-six men.
On receiving word at the Ilwaoo life
saving station, the orew Immediately
left for the scene of the disaster, drag
ging with them their life boat and
other apparatus. As it is nearly seven
miles from the wreck, the life-saving
orew are to be oommended for their
arduous work in dragging the boat,
whioh weighs 4,000 pounds, the long
Btretch. They arrived too late, how
ever, to be of any assistance in land
ing the orew.
Trade for the First Quart.T la
New York. Bradstreet's review ot
trade says:
General trade throughout the United
States for the first quarter of 1896 is
disappointing. When the improve
ment in industrial and commercial
lines between Maroh and September.
189S, ia recalled, occurring as It did.
two years after the panio of 1893, rea
son would seem to have been behind
the confidence that the current calen
dar year will bring a general revival.
But the most favorable reports at thia
time are those whioh declare the vol
ume ot business only equal to, and in
few instances, in exoess of the like
total one year ago. The faot that In
terior merchants are buying more free
ly in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and
parts of Nebraska, where the snow and
rain has prepared the soil tor the crops,
constitutes almost the only favorable
announcement for the week. In almost
all other part of the oountry east of
the Mississippi, stormy weather has
tended to check the volume ot business
and still . further restrlot mercantile
collections, whioh have now been ex
ceptionally slow for more than a
The usually large number of business
failures taking place during the first
quarter of the onrrent year promises to
make a reoord. The total for the onr
rent week throughout the country is
300, or 18 more than last week; 86
more than In the like week in 1896:
103 more than the corresponding week
in 1894 and 98 more than the corre
sponding week In 1894 and 98 more
than in the third week of March, 1893.
There is a sharp decline in total ex
ports of wheat, flour included, from
both coasts of the United States this
week, the total amounting to only I,-
692,000 bushels against 2,401,000 last
week. This Is the smallest grand to
tal of exports of wheat, flour inoluded,
since the last week of July, 1896.
King Menelek'l Demand.
New York, Maroh 23. A special to
the Herald from Rome says:
King Menelek demands an indem
nity of 40,000,000 lire from Italy.
This oondition is of course unaccept
able, and farther complicates the situa
tion. The negu' forces now threaten
to surround Asmara, while continuing
to advanoe upon Masaowah.
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