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STATE TEAf HEUS' ASSOCIATION.
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sient advertising fifty cents per square, each
Notice To Advertisers.
The Astoriax Ruarantees to Us ad
vertisers the largest circulation of nnv
newspaper published on tho Columbia
Seats for Tuesday evening's concert at
the Oity book store.
Note the adv. of the latest attraction
at Liberty ball. Tickets for sale at the
New York novelty store.
The social reception at Odd Fellow's
Hall next Monday is going to bo some
thing worth attending. Beaver Lodge
never does anything by halves.
The steamer Alhi on her down trip will
have 250 tons of steel rails from Portland
to Seattle to be used in tho completion of
the three-mile branch of the Cedar river
The Clara Parter took on 100 tons of
railroad material from the barkentino
Webfoot which arrived in vesterday and
started with her load for Portland ye"
The steam tug Argonaut, belonging to
J. "W. and V. Cook, canners at Clifton,
was examined on Thursday by the
United States steamboat inspector, and
found in good condition.
Sqaemoqun strcot east of Cass is being
pat in good shape for the coming con
test, new sheathing being put down in
several places. "West of that street it is
assuming better shape than it has had
for some time. Sewers are a crying'ne
cessity; not little open troughs on the
side of the street, but regular sewers that
would carry oil the accumulating filth of
Groat flocks of wild geese were flying
northward yesterday afternoon nndovon
ing. They wing their way with tireless
pinion at an altitude that frees them
from all danger and are too trno north
pole explorers, goiug farther toward tho
unknown pole than any scientific expe
dition that ever started for the frozen
north with a possible rescue expedition
in tho rear.
J. C.Trullinger has purchased the solo
proprietorship of the celebrated Duplex
nx for the United States and Canada.
The peculiar make of this ax renders it
a favorite with woodsmen, and as Mr.
Taullinger is about to establish agencies
all over this northwest coast, men who
want a superior article can readily bo
supplied. He received his first consign
Tho wharl of tho Chinese was unusu
ally loud on tho dock yesterday when
Chief Loughrey started to examine some
Mongolians who were arriving from
Portland. He had received a telegram
stating that a silk store had been robbed
and it was thought that some of the silk
was in the shoes of Chinese passengers
to Astoria, a suspicion that tho search
failed to establish.
Every county in the stale is moving in
the matter of immigration statistics ex
cept Clatsop. There is n largo immigra
tion to Oregon of which this section
should get its bhare. Of course tho old
objection comes up, "What do you want
to bring mcro people hero for? 1 have to
work hard enough for a living now." But
that argument of retrogression is"Dlaye;l
out." Tho movement is toward inducing
worthy people to niako their homes hero.
Th;e Abtobiax will gladly print and pub
lish in pamphlet form whatever informa
tion the chamber of coramorce, or any
other body, collectively or individually,
will collect and furnish'.
All About a H).lra:it.
Sometime ago tho executive committee
of tho tournament concluded that a hy
drant was necessary and "W. L. Eppiuger
of Portland loaned thorn one. It arrived
safely and tho next question was where to
put it. This culminated in a discussion
yesterday, which, after live -telegrams
were sent to Portland from tho mayor,
the chief engineer, the president of "the
state firemen's association, tho secretary
of the executive committee and a joint
one from several others, resulted in tho
fire boys carrying the day, and removing
tHo hydrant to li. Barth's corner. To
day's programme is to move the lamp
Sst at the corner of Squemoqua and
lney to tho opposite corner and put tho
hydfrmt up or down or "thar" somehow
until after the tournament is over when
.the innocent little machine will be sent
back to Portland. If ono little hydrant
can kick up such a runipni what would
twenty or thirty do?
NOT LO.XG ACEOr.Mi."
The ship British Monarch, with u full
cargo of 22,083 centals wheat valued at
$15,000, left down river on "Wednesday
morning at 11 o'clock. About 5 o'clock
that evening she stuck tight and fast on
the bar at Martin's island. The tide was
going out nnd although cnolher tug came
to her assistance, it was found impossi
ble to get her off. Tho captain came up
here to get assistance to lighten her,
but she was gotten off yesterday at high
high tide without breaking cargo. As the
ship was drawing twenty-one feet six
inches and did not leave here at tho time
the pilot wished, in order to take advan
tage of the tide, her getting aground is
not surprising, especially as the water
has fallen in the Columbia sines the cold
weather. Orcgoniaa, 24.
At last accounts accounts she was
aground again on Walker's Island bar,
and when the river steamer passed her
yesterday the E. N. Coofx and tho Alice
were trying io get her off. Unless sho
get off at high water about noon yester
day she may have trouble in gel ting down
from the interior.
There will be a concert given at the
Congregational church on Tuesday ev
ening, April 28th, on which occasion
some of Miss BItely's advanced piano
clas will make their first appearance,
assisted by Prof. Francis, ot Portland,
and some of the best musical talent of
Astoria. The concert will consist of
overtures and selections of concerted
music by the Astoria quintette club, vo
cal aud instrumental solos, duets, trios,
and quartettes, including some selec
tions ly the male quartette club of As
4oria. No pains will be spared to make
this concert a grand success. Tickets,
fifty cents; for sale at the City book
Private card rooms at Jeffs new sa
loon "The Telephone.'
Prof. 12. B. HcEiroy, stale superin
tendent of public instruction, has been
in tho city since Thursday afternoon bus
ily engaged in working up his state teach
ers' association. Tho annual meeting is
to be held in Astoria this 3'ear, beginning
on the Cth of July and continning four
Tho association is composed of tho
public school teachers of tho state and
they have rightly concluded that no bet-
icriocuuou man mm cuy can :o iounu
for theirannual deliberations. They will
be here about 200 strong from all parts
oi mediate, jusi aiier we uavennisneu
celebrating the Fourth, nnd will have a
cordial welcome. Tho programme of ex
orcises is an interesting one and has suf
ficient variety about it to insute uni
The object and purposes of the associ
ation commend themselves to every one,
and Prof.McElroy looks for co-operation
on the part of all.
The following ladies and gentlemen
have consented to servo on the commit
tees and do nil in their power to aid in
making the institute a success: On the
committee of arrangements are Mrs. C.
Leinenweber, Mrs. W. W. Parker, Mrs.
A. C. Kinney, Mrs. J. D. Merrymnn, Mrs.
C. Brown, Miss Mary Taylor, E. C. Hol
den and Jas. W. "Welch. The executive
committee is composed -of County Super
intendent J. E. Higgins, I. Mf. Case, J.H.
D. Gray, J. W. Gearhart and J. Q. A.
Bowlby. The committee on programmo is
Mrs. F. E. Martin, Miss Mary Lawrence,
C. H. Stockton. Committee on mnsic,
Mrs. B. Van Dusen. Mis9 Knto Connolly,
Miss Hattie Bitelv, D. A. Mcintosh and
i. 31. Barker.
XKtV BOAD IAW.
Be it enacted by the Legislative AsseniLly
of the. state of Oregen:
Section'!. That section twenty-two of
chapter fifty, title one, of the miscellane
ous laws of Oregon, be so amended us
to read as follews:
In making such estimate and assess
ment the supervisor shall proceed as fol fel fol
eows: First He shall apportion the labor to
bo performed in his road district accord
ing to tho valuation of taxable nron&riv
owned therein, the ratio of one day's i
work lor eacn ana every one thousand
dollars assessed for stato and county
purposes the last preceding vear: pro
vided, that any person may, in lieu of
each day a work to be performed accord
ing to this chapter, pnj into the hnds of
tho supervisor tho sum of one dollar and
fifty couts, to ho expended for labor or
materials on tho public road- in the dis
tricts where the said properly laved is
Socond Ho shall a-wcss two d.-ua work
to be performed by every inalo between
twenty-one and fif tv years of ajre, except
porsons who are a public rhirg or are J
too infirm io perform lHbor. j
.. . i
ii4uj; i.ioujm or i ins;
Etr.v Mtiasuiuian who makes hi pil
grimage to Mecca is honored during the
rest of his life by the title of Hadji. If
similar distinctions were conferred upon
every Democrat who makes a pilgrimage
to Washington, the country would in n
short time be fnll of lLdji5.
The State Firemen's Association mceit
nt Astoria for their annual jubilee on
the 10th of June. Upwards of 81.000 is
offered in prizes for competing teams;
and there is a probability of some very
exciting work heme done. And by the
way, wo may an well suggest right here,
tuat it any of tuo valley organizations
expect to carry homo any of tho prizes,
they had best be drilling, for tho Astoria
fire laddies, besides being a jovial, whole
souled set of fellows, know just how to
'get in"' and make time in handling fire
apparatus. Tho Hook & Ladder com
pany of this place will probably elect !
uoiegatea nt tueir next meeting. (
JSfth Thomas Nutmeg clocks at Uti'
tav Hansen's for eighteen dollar, a
The raille of JI. E. Jackson hor.e
will take place :tt 7:30 o'clock, oir Sat
urday, evening, the 23th. at C. Clinton's
cigar store. Up ou time; shake for your-
self and take a cigar. A tew ciianrcs
not taken will be disposed of at tin
raflle. Three FI titers.
Throe fishermen went gaiiy out toward
Out toward the north as the inn went
And they laughed with glee as they
Snjing JefFs Kestanranl i the best in
A ml Jej-t's U the place to gonial line
You are sure lo hae hietc before morn
ing. Tim-e fishermen ailing up from tin bar
Hungry and drv frm their toil of night,
They said "Oh, ir we were hy the Tele
We could get lunch and a drink and be
For men will drink and men will eat
You can do both at the Telephone and
that's a treat
Ami breakfast at the ('Imp Hone in the
Three grangers came into I In town one
They came by the way of Neeanieum
To the Chop llonte lo dine we'll go,
The best dinner there everv ilav in the
For Jeff docs sow and Jeff must reap.
Heches the best meal, and has manv
Get your cocktail at the Telephone in the
To Acoommoilafo His Patrons.
Alex. Gilbeit will keep hi saloon
open day and night. Fishermen can get
a good luneh at any hour of the night.
The genuine French sardine constantly
A large assortment of Neckwear re
ceived al Mcintosh's Furnishing store.
One or the finest billiard tables on the
coast at Jeff's "Telephone.'
Hay your Lime of Gray at Portland
Don't pay 23 to GO cents for dinner
when yon" pan get a better one at the
Telephone lor 15 cents from 11 to 2.
All the patent medicines advertised
in this paper, togi-lher with the choicest
perfumery, and toilet articles, etc can
be bought at the lowc-.t prices, at J. W.
Conn's drus store, oppo.-lte Oc-iden
Choice Seed Oats
For sale at J. II. D. Gray's.
For Dinner Parties lo order, at abort
notice, go to Frank Fabre's.
SOME nnilKKS FROM "riTlZEX"
Ahtosu. April -M, 18S."i.
It is understood that the county court
has tacitly determined on tho termini of
Clatsop bridge, und at their meeting in
Jnno wiil decide upon the matter.
Tho points are Smiths Point, a m'le
from town, and some place on Adair's or
Gray's at the west end. Just what Ihey
will do no one knows. The petition be
fore iheiu. signed largely by non-taxpayers
and transient ieople. asks for a
bridge. There w no authority for ob
structing the bay with such a thing, so it
is proposed to dodge the mutter by build
ing out from each hhore lo the main
channel and cross it with n feiry.
No approved plans or estiinules seem
to have been made, or given out. The
bridge with a draw would probablj- coit
from fifty thousand to one hundred thou
sand dollars. A bridgo two mik- Jong
across an arm of tho sea where, in rough
weather a steamer can scarcely live, can
not be built in a flimsy mnuner. Drift
is carried there by current nnd
wind, nnd sach roadways as between
here nnd Alderbrook, would go down like
n row of nine-pins. In the years to coma
rafts of timber will be "floated from
Young's aud Lewis and Clarke riven, to
Astoria, and a little sway would throw
ihem against the bridgo.
Occ-isionally the bay fills up with ice
which, driven by t'de'nnd -wind, would
be almost irresistible. Suppose a ft rry is
to be tried: why not, then, ran the ferry
to town. It would cost no more to ope
rate ii ferry from town to Skipanou than
across the channel. If n bridge is run
out from each shoro half to three-quarters
of u mile, the water will be so rough
for the landing places thtt the aprons
will have to be built on pontoons. It is
estimated by some who pretend to know,
that these would cost $'J0,G09 alone, the
bridge ends, 0,000, and we have a total
of $00,000 for tho privilege of paying toll
on a ferry. If a 'ferry is a good thing,
let thoproperty holdew at each end, who
think they are to bo lenefiled,forni a com
pany aud operate it. If there is not busi
ness enough for a ferry there is not bus!
nss enough for a costly bridge. j
After it were built it would serve but I
one very small portion of Ciutsop county. I
Clatsop plains, by reason oi its open land j
has been the first lo ba settled, but it3 j
prominence is fa1-! waning and it is I
doubtful to-ihiv if the produce of all
Clatsop plains equuls m value tho pro- j
duceof the csunlv from John Daj's to j
lvn.ipp.i. In a hllle while ouug s river
and Lewis and Clarke's river .sections
-niii far outstrip m value, and income the. I
.sandv plains of Clatsop. !
As to summer visitors for the seaside,
very few indeed would stop in Astoria.
People who go to the ncaaido study econ-
oniy and would not pay the expenses cf
hiopping :u iujs xqwzi niiuariviu on ten
to twenty miles and back to see the
Somu argue that visitors to north
beach would go to Clatsop if there were
n bridge. Why h? Why do they not
go to Clatsop now? There is no bridge
to north beach and a much longer water
route. The landing at Fort Stevens can
be reached by boat quicker and more
readily than Ilwaco. So can Skipanou
and Ft. Clatsop three places from which
to reach any part of Clatfop beach. Unt
where is the money to come from? Oat
side of tho people owning tho lauds on
which it is proposed to land the bridge,
tho community is "hard up.' Thoro is
no use of disguising this fact among our
selves that as a whole the peo
ple cannot to-day meet thoir lia
bilities, nnd times are going to bu harder
before they are better. Tho cry is for
money and there is none. No man with
money is going to invest where taxes are
four per cent, or four dollars a year on
every hundred dollar he owns; and the
community largely iu debt privately and
hook at our public debt! The county
is forty thousand; the city is thirty
thonftand; the school districts of the
comity thirty-five thousand; a total of
one hundred and five thousand dollars.
A public debt on which the taxpayers of
this town are paying interest. "When
are we going to settle up at the rale offi
cials are plunging us into expenditures?
When will we bo able to maintain manu
factories in this town if this thing con
tinues? How many immigrants will
settle upon our wild lands when every
can and jug will be taxed to the amount
of its value to pay interest on bonds a
sinking fund, and carreut expenses?
Cannot the people realiza that public
burdons affect private interests, make
business languish and times hard?
This is a time when those holding io
eitions of trust in this county should
economize and stop all expenditures pos
siblo of tho public funds; not run the
public into debt to subserve n few indi
vidual interests or upon gambling specu
If there is anything in the ferry enter
prise wo will proffer this suggestien:
Let a company form and operate a ferry
from Fairfield's point to the mouth of
Ijswis & Clarke river and the mouth of
Skipanou creek. At each of these pieces
a comparatively cheap landing cau be
made. They are in sheltered places and
have deeper water near ihoro thnn else
where in the bnv.
Elurklcu's Arnica .Salw.
Thk Ri:vr S.vi.vi: in the world for
Cuts, Hruij-e-.Sore.s.l'lcers,.Snlt I'houm,
Fever Sores, Tetter, Chapped I lauds.
Chilblains. Corns and all Skin Erup
tions, and positively cures Piles, or no
pay required. It h guaranteed lo give
perfect .atisfaetron. or money refunded.
Price 25 cents per box. Foi sale by Y.
F. Dement it Cn.
liojV atid Children's suits just re
ceived nt Mcintosh's new store.
(Jo to Wilson & Fi-iher's and m-p
iomethingnew in window slops.
r.rnv sp-lls Sncki'tt Rms. Al sawnl
cedarVhingles A full M guaranteed.
Will you suffer with Dyspepsia and
Liver Complaint '.' Shiloh's Yilalizer is-
sunrauiroil Jo cure you.
Sold by W. I.
fc'rcxli I'nnu-rn and "Shnnlwaler
Constantly on hand, cooked to anytjle
at Frank Fabre's.
For a Seat Fitting Bool
Jt Shoe, go to P. J. Goodmans, on Chc
namus street, next door to I. W. Case.
AH goods of the best make and guaran
teed quality. A full stock; new goods
eon stanlly arriving. Custom work.
Hloi l,:mcli. at (ho Telephone
From 1 1 lo 2 every day.
A fine lunch with drink or cigar, 23
No charge after two o'clock,
.At Frnulc Fabre's.
Board for $22.50 u month. Tho best
In the city. Dinner from 5 to 7.
The Victoria papers pronounce Char
ley Beed's minstrels bilks.
It is said that a Portland school tc&chor
named Itaby, will get tho postmaslorship
at that place.
Waitsburg Timet: A twenty dollar
pieco was seen in this bnrg this -week.
It is gone now.
Thore are 001 patients in tho stnto in
sane asylum including three Indians aud
Tll Tfill Pi-iivi Tnnrlcil J (tfk i.ina if
coal at Tncoma the other day. in nine !
hours and fifty minutes.
It Ls rumored in Taco-ua that the con-'
tract for the Cascade tunnel will positive-1
ly be let by the loth of May:nd the work ;
pushed through. ;
The Walla V. alia iXaUnnaa ays that
they have a hen over there which had not
laid an egg tor twenty-four vear-i until
the 4th dity of March."
John lns?ell, aged 70 years, wna killed
cn Thursday by fallinc down a hatchway
iutaltam of tho Northern llicilic Ex-,
pre-rf Company at Portland.
K.Koohler, receiver of t he O. AC It. !..
asks advice from Judgo Der.dy regarding
ths constitutionality of the'Iloull rail
road bill passed by the last legislature, j
lhe aquiua Afau says that the re
cently reported troubles of vessels at Ya
quina bay, in getting in and out of tho
harbor, wero incorrect and that they
should hive been ns-rih?d to C003 bay
Peter I'razil and James Flyuu, neigh
boring .stock ranchers, were "fonntl dead
Thursday morning on Brazil's place, fif
teen miles south of Lewiston, Idaho.
Pistols and clubs were found alongside tho
bodies. Tho sheriff and coroner havo
left to hold an inquest. Deceased wero
both ps-acsable men.
Tho ship State of Maine, Capt. Nich
oils, arrived at Victoria 011 the 23d. She
left Shanghai at 11 a. 21., March 23, and
made the distance in 29 days. This is
believed lo be the quickest trin on rec
ord. "When sho left Shanghai there were
one Russian man-of-war and threo French
cruisers outside that place.
Tho steam collier Umulilla, which
struck a sunken rock off Caie Flattery
about a year and a half ago. is nt present
lying in Fsquimault harbor, live miles
from Victoria. She has been patched up
considerably, but neither tho Oregon
Improvement company nor tho insurance
underwriters wiil accept her, on account
of some difference of opinion.
J. K. Delashmult died at his home
near Amity iu Yamhill county last Tues
day. He had been in failing health for
.some time and expected the end which
came. Ho was 70 years of age and was
among ths curly "pioneers of Oregon,
having crossed the iriains in 1B32. Ho
first settled in Polk county, but for
many years ist has resided in Yamhill.
Lieut. Sloino', who had been placed in
charge of an Alaska exploring expedition,
hss reported to tho navy department
from Washington territory, that the
coast survey vessel from San Traucisco
to Alaskan waters, is not large enough
for tho purpose, and he has been ordered
back to San Francisco pending the de
cision as lo whether another vesel shall
be substituted or not.
In tho case of tho stale vs. George
AVohlfurlh, at Tho Dalles, the jary re
turned a few minutes before court was
ready to adjourn Tuesday evening, with
a verdict of manslaughter. The defend
ant waived time and received sentence at
1) o'clock tho same evening. Tho judg
ment of the court was that he be con
fined in tho stato prlsojt for ten years
and pay the costs of the Suit.
The remains of C. H. Smith, who was
lost and perished on the Agency plninis
in Crook county "during tho great Decem
ber snow storm, wero found by "Wro.
Boycc last Tuesday. Ho was walking
along the road reading a paper, and acci
dentally straj-ed into a by path when, on
looking up from his paper, ho saw the
body of Smith lying before him. Tho
place where the unfortunate young man
died is iu a canyon leading to John
Brown";; hau.ip, lo which he was probably
trying to make his way when ho was
overcome by cold and fatigue, and lay
down lo sleep his long sleep.
Alfred B. Aleaeham, now deceased,
used to lo United States superintendent
of Indian affairs for Oregon. His bonds
men wore Philip Ihtz, B. F. Dowel!, Cy
rus Utney, b. vc:by, .johnii. Aiitcholl,
John Cummins, S. S. Thompson, Samuel
Lyon. J. IT. D. Henderson. Geo. I. Hill
and W. G. Lan"ford. Meochain de
faulted and now suits are bought by tho
government against theso parties fo re
cover 7,170.90, amount of the deficiency
in his accounts and interest at 1 per
cent, from March 31, 1S72. Suit is
brought in "Washington f errilorv ugaiius
Philip 1'itz and W. G. Jansford. -
i.rrLi: pkoplks I'lurm:.
A little girl noticing tho glittering gold
tilling iu her aunt's fronl teeth; ex
claimed: "Aunt Mary, 1 wish 1 had cop-
cr-toed teeth like yours. '
In England the bishop of Chester, ex
amining n school, asked ono boy, "Who
is your great spiritual enenry ?'" "Tho boy
looked up, nnd said simply nnd gravely,
A bright little boy about thrcc and a
half years old, to whom his mother had
on several occasions repeated tho Lord's
prayer, surprised her by asking ono day:
"Mamma, what is God's other name? Is
it God Hallowed?" This samo little boy
wants to know, "if tho birds take of their
feathers when they go to bod?M Salem
"Pc," &iid little Harry, "there was a
lady spoke to ma on tho street just now."
"How do you know she was a lady, Har
ry?' asked his pa, quizzinslv. "Oh, I
knew shett-as a lady, pa,'coz tho hairpins
was sucKiug out or ner ueau an ronnu,
and lhe hair was all snarly liko Fido's!
I heard ma say that hair combed smooth
was real vulgar, and no lady would have
her hair look ok though it had been
pressed with a hot iron.' Yovhers States
man. In a Houston family, which was in
rather poor circumstances, the arrival of
a wealthy aunt was expected. The afore
said aunt, by some accident or other, had
lost a portion of her nose. The children
were reminded frequently not to make
any reference whatever to the defective
nasal organ. Tho wealthy aunt arrived,
but sho had scarcely taken off her bon
net when th6 littlest kid in the flock ex
claimed: "Papa, you told us not to say
anything about cunt's nose. Whv she
hasn't got any noso at all!" Trxa Sil-
The little narrow gauge locomotive '
WLI1CU IS IV UU IISCU ill UU1KU.I IUU JCllJ
at the mouth of tho Columbia river, has
arrived. It isunfortcnatothat tho appro
priation mude for tho improvement of
IUU OIUUIU Ul IUU TU1UIUUIU lb SO IlCUr CX
hausted. From this lack of tho where
withal it is evident that tho operations
of the newly-built bareos. locomotiyes.
aud other machinery, will bo limited.
raniani .cics, -.
Does not rnako any second-class Pic
tures at his New Gallery, No. Gi&on
Falic Statements 2Iadc to Peoplo of Sua Sal
Tailor Poit snd Telcin-spli OIT.ce
Nnw Yons, April 21. A San Salvador
special saj-s: Tho other day tho presi
dent of San Salvador, in a formal procla
mation over hi3 signature and seal, in
formed tho people of this republio that
"tho "United States had declared war
against Guatemala aud would humble
that infamous and arrogant tyrant in
the dust." "The noble vessels aud bravo
seamen of its great Pacific fleet havo been
ordered to protect our ports and attack
the enemy in his stronghold," was ono of
tho ringing sentences of this pronuncin
nieiito. The basis of this proclamation
was the passage of tho Edmunds resolu
tion on the 19th of March by tho United
States senate. The common people actn
"ally bolicvo that tho United States is
sending fleets and armies down hore to
aid Zaldivar, aud expect every morning
to seo a big lleet filled with soldiers sail
ing nto La Libcrtatl. An innocent citi
zen aked me the other day when this
fleet would arrive. They expect, too, that
Guatemala is to ba invaded by foreign
armies. By these deceptions Zaldivar
keeps his government and hi3 army to
gether and the same practice has proved
successful in Nicaragua, and tho outside
world is deceiveiTin the samo way. No
one is permitted to land from passing
vessels, and no ono is permitted to de
part from the country. Letters are
opened and burned iu th iw.stoffico iu
order that the actn.d condition of things
may not bo inndo known to tho public,
nnd tho cablo operators at all of tho sta
tions in Central America aro surrounded
bj military guards who prevent them
from sending or delivering any mossagos
which have not received the sanction of
Tho other day ono of the oiierators
sent a dispatch to a friend, which had not
been indorsed by the commandant, and
ho narrowly escaped with his life. But
for the fact that his services wero abso
lutely necessary to tho goyornment, he
would havo .been hanged, or at loast, im
prisoned. All information that is sent to
the press from Central America is pre
pared by theso officers, and the cable
operators aro compelled to transmit it.
"tonr correspondent wont to tho cablo
office at La Libertad, recently, with n
number of cablegrams, which'Hall, the
United States minister at Guatemala,
wanted sens to Secretary Bayard at
Washington, but was stopped at tho door
by a bayonet. Ho finally succeeded in
yarning admission, but was notpormitted
lo exchange a word with tho operator,
except in Hie presence of an officer of tho
Salvadorion army. But through his wife
word was sent to tho operator that your
correspondent had somo dispatches in
cipher which it was imperative should go
to Washington. He said that Hall had
recently sent him soua messages, which
he had sent to "Washington, but tho mes
senger who brought them, imprudently
revenicu me tact, and that tho discovery
had nearly cost him his life.
The government had actually prohib
ited him from forwarding any cablegrams
to any part of the world without its sanc
tion, nnd ho know that Hall's dispatcher
wonld not ba approved, particularly be
cause they wero in cipher. But, if he
could escnpo detection, he would send
them on. as he recognized their import
ance. Ho refused nt tho samo time to
take messages signed by tho British and
Gerraau ministers at Guatemala and
addressed to their governments. Two
gentlemen on the Pacific Mail steamer
attempted to send cablegrams, ono to
Now "i ork. and the other to Hamburg, in
cipher; but the commandant refused to
permit them to go; even after their con
tents wero explained to him. At tho
cable office there were twelve dispatches
for United States Minister Hull from
Bayard and others, which the operator
had received on the sly. but which ho
had not been able to forward. He gavo
them to your correspondent and he sent
them to Guatomala in care of the cap
tain of a Paoifio Mail steamer.
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