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ASTORIA, OUEG0X, WEDNESDAY MOIIXISG, JANUARY 29, 1806.
ft ttlf it
What is One's Loss
Is Another's Gain!
It is your gain to take
advantage of the low
prices and high quality
goods in tne
Of Men's and Boya' Cloth
ing, Purnishing Goods,
Hats. Caps, Boot3. Shoes.
Trunks, Valise. timbrel
now on por Tim ucNnrrr of creditors.
Tho One Price Clothiers, Hatters and Furnishers.
I. L. OSGOOD,
fiotl ami Mitt COMMKKf'I.U. STKKKT. ASTHMA. OK.
Blank Books School Books
Secure a Quorum t Trunsuet Uusl
ncss Only by Hard Work.
two nr.riNm: i'Koj'ositions
Scow Day Depot Site Still liclcciJcd--Com
mitlee Ailjimr acd Sine Hit Aficr DIs
(harijiiin, Special Committee.
What wes npMsril to Ihi I he nnul meet
line of I Ihi olil committee of twenty-one
upon I he question of the selection of
it1Kt alto for the city, look plsre yrsler
iliiy afternoon. Then- seemed to lie very
111 I In Interest In the mater, and after
nillnK out several mtII deputies.
liiiilrinin Kinney llnnlly succeeded In ae
ciirlng a quorum. Afli'r the meeting wiia
AGAINST TUB NKW TURRETS.
Test with the Indiana's Heavy Oun Art
Not favorable to the New-Fangled
Double Deck Design.
Washington, Jan. St. The recent tar
(Ct practice of the bailie alilp Indiana
has glvsn a art har k to the double deck
turrets of the Krarsargo and the Ken
Tim additional facta learned today will
convince an ordnance exiiert of th su
periority of the Indiana'! baterv over
that protHMied for the Keurwinte and her
aiaiw amp. u appear that the i-lneh
uia In the forward part of the ihlp
were nreti aererai imea in order to aiie.ee.
tain the effect of thetr bla on tho officers
ami men in the forward connln tower.
When the i-lnch aim waa fired at an
aniclo of five deirrtn with the keel or
the hlp, a puff of amok. waa blown Into
Knalan Btrauaa' eyea, which were cloae
to the peep hole In the U-lnch turret.
Knalicn Croaley, who waa In the other
auditing hood, etperlenced no ill effects
whatever from the blaat. In the conning
tower the aurireon of the ahlp and sev
eral other oRb-era were stationed. The
urtreon said that a blast from the Mnch
kuiu had practically the same effect as
a sale of wind.
The (Mnch xur.e were fired within two
railed to order chairman WIiiksiv, of the i or three di'snes of stralxht ahead and
no oamaKe waa done. Captain Evans
reiwned that he would have fired tin in
over the .nch turrets hail he not been
afraid that the wooden pilot house would
be destroyed. In time of action, how
ever, he saya, the jrun might be fired di
rectly over the U-lnch turrets without
damaae to officers or men Inside those
structures. Many officers regard' these
statements of Captain Kvans and the
suraeon of the Indiana as a conclusive
answer to th antumenta advanced
aciln.t the tndlana'a design, which were
Instrumental In great port In inducing
the navy department to adopt the double
turret Idea for the Kramanro and the
Another point attains! slouble deck tur
rets is that when a U-lnch sun waa nM
It caused the turret to swing around as
muco aa a degree and a half. It
poiniea out today that
pe.-lsl commltce, was called Umiii fur
his report, of tho various proposition.,
pro au l con, upon the subject.
Mr. W'liinsle then riud his formal rr-
Hirl, aa t-low;
A.iorlu. Jan. 3,
To the Committee ot lilrectlnn:
ionilenien: We, your committee to
whum was referred the mater of aecur
lug pruHialilons for lrot slie for Ihe A.
snd l". K. It. II. Co.. beg to report as
follows, to.wlt: We have written prop
OKttlon from fVilinnbla Iind and Improve
ment Co, also Van luiw-n Imp. Co., alno
t'nlon It. ):. and Imp. Co., and iMTSonsI
protnl.es from oilier Innd owners at Al
drrbrratk for a strip of frontage cx find
ing from Kaiile Cunning Co.'s property
euntwaril to a point where the railroad
run-r over the lourue at Tontue I'ulnt, '
Comment io Washington Ipon the
BRAZIL WILL NOT ARBITRATE
Argtttiat's Actios Da to ClcYtlaad'i .loa
roe Ductriie Nesafje aad laspired
by Hope of Support
Novels, io Cents
Sheet Music, io Cents
PACIFIC COAST TIT) IS TABLES
iSotivctilrci of Astoria
Griffin & Reed.
hi a tlosir.iMo l.rutiun, 'J Hook from High School.
CHOICE LOTS IN Illl.LS FIRST ADDITION.
On Ilia ne Pit Una U i ilaTrl -.lict tli place for clir-np liomo.
A Mock IN AI.DKRIHIOOK.
HTKKET CAIt LINK will bt aiU'ti.lo I Uh sitmmur to within IJ roliiute
walk oftliia pmperty-Will erll ut Uiii i'lril Imruntn.
Io 5 ur 10 acre tr...-'- insi !n ih ,.tly limiu, als'i u J j' in in KUv.l.
GICOHGIC HILL.--471 MomlSt., Ocfi.lcut Mock,
HILL'S REAL ESTATE EXCHANGE. .
aw i i'a iiwsuiji iTiwe-sOTirawveaweamwsgwwwew
Big Dry Goods
and Clothing Sale!
Commencing January 1, 199s5, and
tor 30 clnyu only.
Great Reductions in All Lines !
Prices Smashed to Atoms !
a illrlmira III u of about tM, fert lit : ' ." wnen tne men
length. I wonting tne a-lnch guns In the upper
:d. The I'enln.uJnr l and Co.. (who are " ,.h?,'' on an
wn. rs of Taylor s A-lorlal offer lh, ! ' "n ?f "'t-'"''h gun. below waa fired
outage from Washington Cannery west- i h , 1-" ""T "m' Tl",
srd to Heaslde Cannery, a distance of ...7. -" . enenuon ot tne
HVI feot measured on the line of the right .i... ' 7 i. "nf throughout the
of w.y. or the frontage wet of Hraslde ' 'l' ,?Un. . f'Vh T. tonJM'T
o finish up
SsSiTHE PEOPLE TO
to railroad suhiily, a distance of 13 0 fc t I
Int. We have Imcn unable to finish up
me Brow nay iienol site, from
that It Is divided up amonc
number of illfTcrent owners who are loth
to donate their properly for depot site,!
and we reconimeiui that the large prop.
erty owners In that Immediate vicinity !
get together ami donate lota to buy or !
reimburse Ihe owners of water frontage
who niu.l dec! to rolli-oad ramoanv their
IV'urimftr" ',rpot """ ran Kot Gc:lcra, Sentiment la Favor of Scow
The only owners who have so far given I
their written arid binding promise to do-,
nalo frontauo In Hcow Hay are thenm-!
jorny ot Aiialr s heirs.
iiowiny and I'nrker we are Informed)
win nonnte tlielr frontage.
I). II. Welch will also probably donate!
his frontage but so fur has not put the i
matter In written form. !
W. 8. Kinney and Clatsop Mill Co. we
have turned over to Judge Howl by and
Mr. tlosslln, to settle with If noeslMe
they have been working on them for a
number of months and your committee
did not wish to Interfere In any arrange
menta the above named gentlemen may
have made. If any.
Biilney Hell has mmle an srrsmremem
with the other committee the terms of
which we are not Informed of.
ne beg to refer you to nun necom.
pnnylng this rcKrt. showlnc the dl.Terent
owners and quuntity of front ace owned
oy men. ucapectrully submitted.
I . 8. Klnre the foregoing reoor, n
written wo find that the following psr-
ues nsve given to Mr. lllctlim. trustee,
Hay for a Depot Site.
"Observer" Says That Astoriaas Mut Real
ize Tltat tlie Kailroad Compaay is Not
I'ortkuhrlv laterested ii .Matter.
Washington, Jan. a. The announce
ment that Urd Bullsburys note present
ed to the government In Rio de Janeiro
demanded that Brasll should accept ar
bitration to decide the ownership of the
Island of Trinidad before February 12, in
default of which the Island would be con
sidered as belonging to Oreat Britain
without further appeal, ts still causing
aerloua comment here. Nor has the sit
uation been rendered less acute by the
dispatch from Buenos Ay res that the Ar
gentine government had cancelled the
British company'e concession and had
mail, common cause with Brazil, la of
ficial circles deep significance la attached
to th? concerted action of the two largest
South American republics in directly an
tagonising British claims to American
Minister Mendonca, of Brazil, spent half
an hour, by special appointment, with
Secretary Olney yesterday afternoon, and
It is believed the Interview related to the
decisive aland Brasll had taken In re
gard to Iord Salisbury's note.
The Brazilian view of the matter la
that to expect it to arbitrate the owner
ship of Trinidad would be aa reasonable
as to ask the United States to arbitrate
the possession of Block Island If England
hould suddenly occupy It, on the ground
that the United States had not heretofore
made good use of it: or, as another ex
ample, that the 1'nltcd States would
tamely submit to England'a establishing
a colony on an uninhabited Florida key,
under the British flag, because It was a
desirable cable station, and fit for noth
It waa learned from a member of the
diplomatic corpa who haa the confidence
of the South American representatives,
that Aregntlna'a action In cancelling the
concession Is due to President Cleve
land's Mor.roe doctrine message, and is
Inspired by the bpe that the United
States will recognize the right of Argen
tina to the Falkland Islands, which were
forcibly taken by Oreat Britain, with the
acquiescence of the United States, subse
quent to the Monroe doctrine's enuncla
tlon. The islands were owned and set
tied by Spain, and thus became part of
tne nuenos Ay res Kepubllc,
Argentina, vigorously protested when
they were seized by England, and In a
proclamation declared that though she
was unable to resist the powerful force
or bngiand, she continued to firmly ad-
ner to her claim to the rightful owner
ship of the territory.
of Pines seized the schooner Margarita on
the coast, and compelled the captain to
take th-.m to the Cuban mainland Ths
coast guard was sent In pursuit, and It Is
believed that the prisoners have now
NORTHERN BACIKIO CASE.
All Courts Along the Line Ancillary to
the Milwaukee Court.
BpeclaJ to the Aatorian.
Washington, Jan. 2a Justices Field,
Harlan, Brewer and Brown, of the United
8tates supreme court, today rendered
decision In the Northern Pacific receiv
ership case, holding all courts along the
line of the road to be ancillary to
Judge Jenkins court at Milwaukee. The
decision gives the Milwaukee court Juris
diction aver the entire system In the
matter of receiverships. The order was
signed by each circuit Judge and has
been aent to each circuit court. It Is as
'It Is ordered that. In respect to the
proceedings now being carried on for
the foreclosure of mortgages on the Nor
thirn Pacific railroad Company, the cir
cuit court for the Eastern District of
Wisconsin be regarded as the court of
primary administration. Rut this court
reserves the right at any time, upon the
application of any person or persons in
terested, or upon lis own motion, to make
aurh orders and decrees as It shall see
Just for the protection of the creditors
of the railroad company residing in Its
SUPPOSED TO HAVE DROWNED.
Officers Give Up the Pursuit of Murderer
Roseburg. Or., Jan. 58. The officers who
were In pursuit of the murderer, Sam. O.
Brown, who escaped from Jail on Jan
uary ). have abandoned the search, be
ing satisfied he was drowned on Saturday
last while attempting to cross the Co
quille river on a log. An effort will be
made to recover the body.
Cnbai Filibuster Springs a Leak Off
Long Island and Founders.
SIX MEX WERE DROWNED
1 Large Qaaitity ot War Minitiois for Ike
Stngglia lisargetts LostSbip
Saak ia Tacaty Miaates.
BTARVIN'O IN ST. JOHNS.
St. Johns, N. F.. Jan. 2L-The abject
misery of the people cannot be express!
Hundreds are atarvlng and without fuel,
while severe snow storms are raging. The
authorities appear powerless to afford
relief. The unemployed are quiet, but It
la feared they will not remain passive
There seems to be a misunderstanding
about the location of a depot. Some seem
to think or at least try to make others
think It Is the railroad company that Is
mrst anxious to secure the Scow Bay lo
cation. To the writer this seems to be
absurd. The company already has had
two locations offered It, which arc ample
for all purposes. It Is not so much the
interest of the company to locate the de
pot at Scow Bay as It ts that of every
merchant and property owner In the cen
tral part of the city. The various prop
erty owners at Tongue Toint and Alder
1 rook wish to secure the depot for that
Irt of tho city. They therefore offer
site nearly one mile In length. The own
a LZ ., , .'. v, r1 froniKgea at er at Smith's Point is equally anxious to
pi-ow uny, viz: itowlbv and Parker, e'ld
ney lull, 1). II. Welch, frontage of his
Interests in Block 13 (west half of lot
J and onu-tlilnl Interest In Iits 4. .V
, the rrnniagoof Block 1TO not Included):
Aiialr heirs. Including 8. D. Adair: John
Adair promises to give his dee to front
' ' O. WINOATK.
Chalrn an of Committee.
On motion the report was accented.
ordered llled, and the soccli.l committer
wiia ills 'barged.
On motion It was ordered that the sec-
retuiy submit the report to Mr. Ham
mond. A discussion then ensue.1 In re-
grd to the payrmnt of the bills for the
lire craekirs and bands during the recep
tion giver ij Mr. Hammond on the occa
sion of h;., iilvent In Astoria In the sum
mer. On motVi.. the old linnnre com
mittee, consisting nf Messrs. Howell. II
ilo likewise. These gentlemen do not do
lids for charl'y or for the public good
slope. Neither la It to Increase the value
of their waterfrontage, for they propose
to give most ot this away. They do It be
lieving that If the depot la located there
nil their property back on the hill will
lie benefited therehy, and It undoubtedly
would be. Every one admits that Scow
Bay, being near the central part of the
city, would be the best, and for all parts
of the city, the fairest location for the
depot. The majority of the people of
tho city wish to see It located there, and
If those Interested will only work togeth
er and each one do his part It will be
located there. v e must realize, first, that
the railroad company ia not particularly
interested In this location to any further
extent than that the location would suit
1 he majority of the citizens. It la a mat-
ARGENTINA WILL AID.
Will Act with Brazil In Resisting Eng
Buenos Ajrres, Argentina, Jan. SS. The
Argentine government has cancelled the
concession granted the English Cable
Company to land at La Plata, on the
ground that the company had failed to
secure rightfully the other landing points
necessary for Its successful operation.
Thla action, it la understood, la taken
In concert with Brazil, and has a direct
bearing upon the Trinidad Island dispute.
Argentina denies England's right to the
Falkland Islands, and will Join Brazil in
resisting English claims to those islands
and to Trinidad.
Thompson and It. J. A. Fulton, were I ' r Intereslng especially all those owning
Instructed to take up ihe matter with the j-p operty In Central Astoria. It Is not
All-wool l;ijies' cloth 52 inches wiJe forme
All-wool scarlet flannel
Ladles' fie eceV. lined gloves !..!!. "
l.aJIcs' wool hose "
Ladies' wool hose . . . "
Ladles' wool hose '
Men's black wool socks .' 1 . "
Men's natural wool underwear .' "
Alen's ribbed underwear "
Men', lerceu iwrll(rte .
Men's Jersey overslilrts, extra heavy' " ' " tt
Men's fine Fedora hats formerly 91.75 to 3,'
now 'ioc y irj
" f)2-JC "
" 20c pair
" 6 2-1C "
" 60c each
" fioc "
" 6ic "
$1.25 - Men's - Shoes - - $1.25
Space forbids 'the mentioning of only a few articles.
But every piece of goods in our large and well-assorted
stock has been reduced in price from 25 to 40 per cent
during this sale. - Do not forget to make your purchases
oo yornmcroial Street.
bond committee, and see that these lour
delayed b'. were settled.
After the I . t'ng adjourned, ntlenlloi
wns called to f fact, by several of
tho members, thai the citizens should lu.t
lose sight of tho miiKnlllcenl proposition
made by the 'longue Point iieopV, ol
nearly one mile In length, of wnter front
age, extending out to the deep water line,
for the purpose of a depot, and if those
w ho were so much Interested In the cen
tral portion of the city, would do half as
well, Scow Boy would secure the depot.
It was reported lust night bv a gentle
man who spent the day In Wnrrenton.
and thst vicinity, that It was surprising
to v!. ihe progress mndo by tho rail
rorul roiiirnctors on the. grade on the
west side of the liny. At the present rate
it will not take long to complete tlio line
WAR SPIRIT IN OL'IANA.
The Prosa of the British Colony Urges
. All to Enlist.
Colon, Jan. 28. Advices received here
from British Oulnna nre to the effect
that the press of that country suggests
that all those who nr able to do so
should volunteer for mllltnry service.
A new railroad has been projected from
Georgetown to Point llarlnm, at the
mouth of tho Orinoco river.
STANFORD ESTATE CASE.
Washington, Jan. i!S, Argument wns
begun In the supremo court todsv In the
case of the United Slntea vs. Mrs. Jane
L. Stanford, wife and executrix of the.
Inst will of the Into Lelnnd Stanford, to
recover from tho Ptnnford estnte Stan
ford's proportion or the nlleged Individ
ual liability for bonds of the Central Pa
cillo railroad company, over 16,(!ti0,000 be
ing Involved. The suit comes to the
supremo court on -an appeal from tho- de
cision of tho circuit court of appeals for
the Ninth Circuit. Argument for the
government wns begun by Assistant At
torney General Dickinson, who spent
about two hours. Mr. Choate followed In
Mrs. Stantonl's behalf. ,
tl .-wners of property In Scow Bay who
itiv :in?t vitally Interested in this prop
i !ti.-n. hut rather those having large
' flings In and adjoining that part of the
y. and It will require only a HttH ef
f t on the part of those so Intercjte-I to
se.tle this mutter speedily. We must not
be blind to the fact that Tongue P.ilnt
and Smith's Point owners and those hav
ing large holdings across the bay are not
going to assist in locating the depot in
the central part of the city. On tho con
trary, I Buspect they will throw cold
wnter on the proposition whenever pos
sible. Scow Bny is where tho depot
should be located. It Is where It can be
locnted. and It is where tt will be located
If all those Interested will only work for
It. If it Is worth having it Is worth
working for. If we cf Astoria will only
learn to earnestly work for those thlncs
we most desire wo may find that we
con most surely obtain them.
PASSED WITHOUT DISCUSSION.
Washington, Jan. IS. Tho session of
the house was brief today. Contrary to
general expectations the diplomatic and
consular appropriation bills precipitated
no discussion whatever. None of the for
eign appropriations were even mentioned
and the bill was passed In less than an
Tho bill carries $1,637,058, being JS8.W10 in
excess of the appropriation for the pres
ont fiscal year.
FOREIGN AFFAIRS IN THE SENATE.
Wnshlngton, Jan. i. Foreign affairs
and finance occupied the attention of the
senate today. Thurston vigorously up
held a strong application ot the Monroe
doctrine, and was at times warmly ap
plauded for the patriotic ring of his sen
timents. Senator Turple touched on the
Turkish atrocities. In a brief, but very
energetlo speech, in which he declared
that the resolution Just passed by con
gress should be followed by a shot which
should crash through the sultan's ser
aglio, sweeping back Mohammedanism,
and advancing Christianity.
London, Jan. 28. The Brazilian lega
tion here denies tho story printed by the
Prensa. of Buenos Ayres. Argentina, to
the effect that Dr. Carvalho. Brazilian
minister of foreign affairs, would demand
from Oreat Britain the Immediate resti
tution of the Island of Trinidad, off the
coast of Brazil, which is occupied
by the British and which Braill asserts
la her territory. ' The Prensa stated that
In the event of the demand being refused
diplomatic relations between I'.raill and
Great Britain would probably be broken
off. It was stated at the consulate that,
although Brazil declined to arbitrate the
question of the ownership of the island,
the negotiations to decide the questoin
would be continued.
Georrje Kraut Arrested ia Denver for
the Theft of $35,00?.
Be Told a riaasible Story aad Was Not
Saspected latil Bis Father taiatca
tiocallv Cxpostd tae Crime,
Buenos Ayres, Argentina, via Galveston,
Tex., Jan. SS. Tiie government's agricul
tural report for 1895 haa been Issued. It
shows that 1,046,000 tons of wheat were
exported. The major portion of the bal-
arce is for home use. There Is only
about 84.0UO tons icmalnlng to be export
ed, which dispels the rumor that a large
quantity of the grain ts awaiting ship
ment to Europe.
The malee produced was 810.110 tons, of
which 8H4.S09 tons were shipped.
Of the 81,812 bales of wool produced
only i.m bales went direct to the United
There were 125,839 live steers, 47T.121
sheep and 1.S68.249 frozen sheep exported.
The major portion of It was sent to
The wheat prospects for ISM Indicate
that the crop will fall to equal that of
last season. The grain Is In a good state.
It is unlikely that any large part of the
crop will reach the market until the
middle of February, owing to the bad
roads. The linseed crop Is In bad condition.
DEFICIT IN THE BUDGET.
Best Washing Vowder on earth. Large
size, 30 cents. Soap Foam.
Having Hoe Cako Soap tn your kitchen
or bath one meana always.
Havana, Cuba, Jan. 28. The deficit In
the Cuban budget has been estimated to
exceed 18.000,000, to which must be added
$85,000,000 calculated by the Spanish cab
inet to have been expended during the
year In the extraordinary exigencies of
Its war In tho island.
Business continuing dull, Havana mer
chants now talk of closing at sundown
to save gas bills. The Havana presa is
still srylng for an Issue of paper curren
cy to relieve the economic crisis
Consul General Williams has received
dispatches from Washington oinclnlly
continuing Lieutenant Colonel Cepero'a
claim to American citizenship. There Is
definite assurance now that he will be
accorded a civil trial. Cepero maintains
that his purpose In coming to Havana
was to surrender, and Mr. Williams be
lieves that tt It not unlikely that on this
plea he may escr.pe. The consul general
has vljlted flie Someiilans. father and
-, American citizens, recently arrested.
have been transferred from police
! .- iouurters to the civil prison.
Ti.civo prlltlcal prisoners from the Isle
Denver, Jan. 28. Pinkerton Detectives
have arrested Express Agent George
Krout, of Colorado Springs, on the charge
of being Implicated In the theft of $&,tW
from the Wella Fargo Co. His father,
who recently came to Colorado Springs,
from Cerro Gordo. HI, was arrested on
the train at Walsenburg, as he was
leaving the state, and abcut U.M was
found sewed In his clothing.
The robbery occurred on the night ol
November U, at the Santa Fe depot In
Colorado Springs, Just after the night
train left south. George Krout, agent,
said two men had overpowered him In hla
office and taken two packages, consigned
from Denver Banks, which contained
l&uM, overlooking another package con
taining $15,000. As Krout had bee.i in
the employ of the Wells. Fargo Express
Co. for a number of years, suspicion did
not at first point to him. He told a very
plausible tale and It was believed. In
apite of the fart that the robbery was
reported by him to have taken place at
a time when the station platform was full
ot people. He said the robbers hid In the
otllce while he was looking after the ex
press matter which came off the train.
and two masked men faced him when he
entered, closed the door and locked It,
made hlin deliver the money, and then
at the point of a pistol, ordered him to
get into bed and cover his head. There
was a cot In the office, and the agent
said he did as the robbers bid him, but
that he gave the alarm as soon as they
Krout s father came to Colorado
springs from Cerro Gordo. 111.. Jan. 21.
Hla actions excited suspicion, and he has
been rconstantly shadowed. Yesterday
ne Douraeu a train on the Gulf road,
after having purchased a ticket for Fort
Worth. A detective boarded the train
and telegraphed Sheriff Farr to meet him
at Walsenburg. There Krout waa arrest
ed and today was taken back to the
springs with the money on his person.
KILLED IN A MINE EXPLOSION.
Mariposa, Cal.. Jan. 28. A distressing
mine accident took place at Hile's cove
mine, about twenty-five miles east of this
place, tins morning, resulting in the
death or two miners and fatally Injuring
a third. William Stern and two partners
were preparing a blast in the Htle mine.
They went to another part of the drift,
where the powtfer was kept, to prepare
cartridges for blasting. One of the men
had prepared his cartridges, and pro
ceded about fifty yards away, leaving
Stern and his partner Axing their cart
ridges, when the explosion took place,
killing 8tern and his partner and crip
pling the man who had Just left.
WHITHER HAS HE GONE?
Washington. Jan. 28. President Cleve
land, accompanied by another person,
whose identity has not been ascertained,
left the city at midnight tonight on the
lighthouse tender Maple, which was lying
off the Seventh street wharf. The Ma
ple's destination Is believed to be Quan
tlco, about thirty-five miles down the
river, and it Is said she will return to
morrow. Further than Quantlco the president's
destination Is not known.
New Tork, Jan. 28. Joseph C. Hernan
dez, a Cuban who was on board the
steamer J. W. Hawkins, an aged filibus
ter, which waa wrecked off the western
end of Long Island last Sunday night,
told the following story to a reporter ol
the Associated press today:
"We left New. York In the Hawkins
last Saturday night. The steamship be- .
longed to the Cuban revolutionary par
ty, having been purchased recently by
them for filibustering work against the
Spaniards. On board ber were VO men ot
the Cuban revolutionary party. In addi
tion to thla waa the crew of sixteen men.
The ship was commanded by Captain
Hall, with C. H. Crowell as mate.
"We left New Tork at midnight We
put out quietly In the deal of night, and
In a few minutes weie steaming for the
Sound. We ran smoothly and until tho
next day we had no trouble, until t
o'clock Monday morning. At that time
the sea waa beginning to get pretty
rough and the engineer asked for help.
He said the engine room had sprung a
leak and that the pumps were choked up.
Two men ot the revolutionary party were
detailed to assist In balling the engine
room out with buckets. The water kept
gaining on them. At last the water came
In so fast that Captain Hall told us to
lighten the ship by throwing over bags
of coal. The coal was piled on deck.
We threw It over as fast as we could,
but tt did not sem to do any good. Then
we began to throw over cases of arms
and ammunition, of which w bad a
great quantity on board. There were
over $xo.000 worth of arms alone. We had
two Hotchklss guns, some Remington
and Winchester titles, and a million
rounds of ammunition. In addition to
thla there were JWO pounds of dynamite
and a lot of raw material for making
heavy explosives. All these things we
threw into the sea. which by thla time
was boiling around us and sending great
waves over the decks.
"We worked all night and, when day
light -came, we had thrown all of the
cargo and coal overboard. Next morning
we were ordered to take to the boats. We
got Into our boats as fast as we could,
but there was a terrible sea by this time
and the work was dangerous and slow.
I was in the first boat There were about
twenty men besides myself In that Itoat
The other sixty or more men came in
other boats. Six were drowned In trying
to get into the last two boats. The boat
I waa In was picked up by the schooner
Leander Beobe. Captain Holmes, of Bos
ton. She picked up the first three, boats
to leave the steamship, and the others
were picked up by the schooners Helen
M. Benedict, of Boston, and AUcia B.
Crosby, of Portland. Me.
"We left the ship at o'clock Monday
morning, and twenty minutes later we
saw her go down. She gave a great
lurch to one side and then settled into
There were no Americans on board the
Hawkins. They were ail Cubans who
had been enlisted In this city to light for
the cause of freedom for Cubs
New York. Jan. 28. At no time since
the beginning of hostilities has there
been such excitement at the headquar
ters of the Cuban revolutionists in this
city as there was today when It was
learned that the steamship JL W. Haw
kins, which had been fitted out at great
trouble and expense, as a filibuster, hau
been wrecked. -
OUR COAST DEFENSES.
Are Very Inadequate. According to Commander-in-Chief
Washington, Jan. 28. Major General
Nelson A. Miles, commanding the United
States Army, before the committee on
coast defenses, today made a statement
of the condition of the coast defenses on
both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts and
the Gulf of Mexico. He stated that the
guns now mounted at Savannah, Charles
ton and other ports are smooth bores ot
obsolete pattern and useless, and are
mounted on rotten carriages. The only
places where provision haa been made
for any considerable defense are New
York, San Francisco and Boston, and the
defenses of these places are entirely In
adequate and Insuinclent. He said that
our cities are open to attack by any
country having a large navy, and that It
would take years to create the necessary
arrangement. He estimated the entiro
cost of the coast defenses for adequate
protection at about $80,000,000 for fortifi
cations and guna. This would not include
the cost of ammunition and projectiles.
BANNOCK INDIANS AGAIN.
Salt Lake. Jan. 2S. A special to the
Tribune from Pocatello, Idaho, says:
The Bannock Indians are in a very
restlets and angry mood, and yesterday
during the trial ot their notorious leader,
Jim Ballard, and tour others, at Black
foot, for perpetrating the riot against
Indian Agent Teter, they sent word to
the Indian aviiool at Ross Fork that they
were going to fight as soon as they were
at liberty. This news instantly caused a
stampede of Indian scholars, composed .
mostly of girls. The Indian police have
been hunting for them all last night and
today. Trouble Is constantly brewing, and
the whites are becoming alarmed and
are afraid to traverse the reservation.
Liverpool, Jan. 28. Wheat, spot, quiet:
No. 2 red winter, 5s Sd; No. 1 hard Man
itoba, 5s 7d.
Hops, unchanged. , .
New York, Jan. 28. Hops, fairly active.
Portland, Jan. 28. Wheat Valley, 6)63
Walla Walla. $063.
Highest of aU in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report
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