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HOOD RIVER. OR, SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 1889.
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' .' Ceorge T. Jrather is authorised tC; receive and
: receipt tor all eubscviptions and tfl transact any
business for the Glacikr. ..
Hit of State anUpty Officials. ,,
Governor ..... . , , w McBrjde
Secretary of State flflo w Wehb
Senators. J. H. Mitchell
-. B. Hermann
Congressman ....... frank Baker
ewjff . Geo. Heibert
5?'ril G-U- Thompson
TreMurer" Geo. Kuch
Ireasurer.. eo A y(mn(f
Commissioners j H. A. Leavens
Surveyor - Bnar"
Superintendent of Public Schools .....A. C. Connelly
Coroner Win. Michell
Postmaster Geo. T. Prather
Justice of the Peace Henry Howe
Constable S- 0 "f r
,,.. J J. H. Middleton
Notaries Public ) E. L. Smith
E.J. THOMAS, M.D.,
(Graduate of Jefferson Medical
College, Phila., 1878.)
UOOD RIVER, OREGON.
A FULL LINE OF
Drugs, Meflicifles aM Toilet Articles,
KEPT IS STOCK.
' TTPFrT! To and from principal points In the
United States, Canada and Europe.
Elegant Pullman Palace Cars.
Emigrant Sluing Cars M Tlirougli on Express Trains
and ST. PAUL
Tree of Charge and Without O'nange,
1 Closo connections at Portland for San Francisco and
Puget Sound points.
TO SAN FRANCISCO.
Leaving Steamship Wharf, Portland, at 12 Midnight,
as follows :
BTRAMKR. DAY. DATS.
Oregon .....Tuesday June 4
State Saturday " 8
Columbia Wednesday " 12
Oregon Sunday " 16
State.... Thursday " 20
Columbia Monday " 24
Oregon Friday " 28
Baggage must be checked either at Ash St. during
the day, or by the U. C. & B. T. Co. No unchecked
baggage will be received on the Steamers.
Ticket Office, First and Oak Streets.
Leav ing Spear St. Wharf, San Francisco, at 10 A. M.,
BTKAMKK. DAT. DATE.
State Monday June 3
Columbia '. Friday " 7
Oregon Tuesday '. .. " 11
State Saturday " 15
Columbia Wednesday " 19
Oregon Sunday " 23
State Thursday " 27
No freight will be received on morning of sailing,
except Fruit and Vegetables, and these will not be
taker after 9 A. M.
Hates of passage (including meals and
berths;, cabin, $16.00; steerage, $8.00 ;
round trip, unlimited, $30.00.
The Company reserves the right to change Steamers
or Sailing Days.
C. J. SMITH, A. L. MAXWELL,
Gen'l Manager. G. P. & T. A.
S. F. CROWE, AG EM, HOOD RlVErt.
ONLY TUREK BLAZES IS ONE DAY
The Old Catholic Church was the First
Building; to do. '
Vancouver had a very close call from
complete destruction by fire early Satur
day morning last, and the three hours
ending at 5 oclock were the most excit
ing and menacing the people of the pros
perous little city have ever known.
. Fiery tongues licked their frame struc
tures and leaped from building to build
ing and from street to street. It was
only through the united efforts of the
citizens, the United- States soldiers, the
firemen and the territorial militia, that
the fire was kept within the limits that
it swept, and a repetition of the Seattle
The total loss figures up between $50.-
000 and $00,000. The full amount of in
surance is not known at present, but it
will be between $10,000 and $20,000. No
lives were lost and no one was injured.
There is no question that the fire was of
incendiary origin. It was the third at
tempt to fire the city within twenty-four
hours, and the villains came very near
accomplishing their dastardly design.
The fir3t fire was discovered in- the
saloon of William Quinn, on Fifth and
Reserve streets, at 3:15 Friday morning.
The blaze was extinguished in good
style. Mr. Quinn has no doubt that his
place was fired.
At 11 :30 Friday night, James McGir
nis, the government watchman, disqqyj
ered the old Catholic church irf flames.
He immediately gave the alarm by dis
charging his revolver and sentry No, 3
at the fort answered the signal by firing
his piece. ' The garris'ou and 'rnunicipal
fire brigades were called out, but-, they
were unable to save the building, and
it burned to the ground.
There is no doubt that the old church
was fired. It has not been occupied for
three years, since the Catholics built
their new cathedral. Watchman Mc
Ginnis says the flames flashed up and
enveloped the building in a trice, as if
kerosene had been used. There was an
odor of coal oil about the building during
the progress of the fire.
The church was one of the oldest
landmarks in tlie territory, and stood on
land regarding which tnero has been
much litigation between the bishop of
Nesqually and General Gibbon. It was
an historic structure, having been built
in the palmy days of the Hudson Bay
Company. It was situated on Fifth
street nearly half a mile from the place
where, the fire broke out in the business
The church was a smo ddering ruin at
1 :30 A. M.; and the tired firemen of the
city and garrison slowly wound up their
hose and returned the engines to the
houses. Nearly everybody had come
out to see the fir and in half an hour
they were home again to complete their
interrupted night's rest.
The third fire was set in an ice house
belonging to Mrs. Newell, and spread
rapidly, burning up the east side of
Main street to Fourth and spreading
rapidly down' to Third and across it,
being stopped on that side of the Btreet
by the brick building of Slocum & Co.
Below Fpurth the fire crossed the street
burning all in the block below the Odd
Fellows building and crossing Third
street burned three bnildings belonginf
to Mrs. Turnbull. All the buildings
destroyed were of the cheap variety, and
while the individuals suffer the town
will be benefitted.
The garrison tire brigade worked like
Trojans, and but for their efforts there
would have been many a desolate home
and burned business block in Vancouver
last night. The citizens say without
hesitation the soldiers saved the town.
Captain Paddeii, the depot quarter
master, furnished hose and attached it
to the government fire plugs. Major
Burke called out seven ..companies of
the regular soldiers, and the boys put
their shoulders to the wheel and did all
they could. Major Burke not only gave
orders but worked.
Affairs at Johnstown.
Johnstown, June 23. Twenty-four of
the portable houses from Chicago have
been assigned to the same number of
the most destitute families here.
The county treasurer i lias posted a
notice stating that he will be here on
July 3 for the ' purpose of collecting
taxes. But little of the property as
sessed can be found, and the taxpayers
left here feel outraged at the posting of
the notices, manv of which have been
torn down and destroyed.
It. L. Johnston, judge of Cambria
county, has issued an order closing all
the saloons and liquor places in Johns
town and surroun ting boroughs and
townships, until otherwise ordered.
Unless this order is strictly' obeyed, the
license of the violator will be revoked.
THOUSANDS ARE STILL INSTITUTE.
Johnstown, June 23. Colonel Span-
gler in charge of the commisary depart
ment, today presented his weekly re
port to Adjutant-General Hastings.
The report shows 25,000 people still
being daily fed here by the state, a
reduction in the number of 35,000 during
th6 week. Spangler recommends that
the relief, money be turned over to the
citizens and that necessarj supplies be
purchased from sixteen general stores
and .the bakeries running here. The
report suggests that one-third of the
present commissaries be"aboliched Wed
The town clerk of Cambria borough
has just completed a list showing that
in that place alone 325 houses have been
entirely swept away, andinot even a
trace of them can be found.l
The bodies of two iren' I child and a
Chinaman were found today.
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San Francisco, Juno 24. The dis
patch from Portland last night announc
ing that the Southern Pacific Company
had bought the narrow gauge lines of
the Oregonian Railway Company in Ore
gon was confirmed today at the general
office of the Southern Pacific Company
in this city.
The geneial understanding here is
that following this late purchase the
company will build two important
branches to complete their local system,.
One that the officers of the company
have discussed for some time past is a
branch from Corvallis through Munroe
to Junction City. The other branch
will be nothing else than a line to As
toria from Forest Grove. At the com
pany's offices here no. information will
be given concerning the road, but it is
said that it is willing to advance money
to the Astoria & South Coast railway to
The two new roads, like all the others
the company owns in Oregon, are to he
operated under the names of the lines in
An Insane Man's Wild Ride.
Walla Walla, W. T., June 23.
W. II. Irwin, a brakeman on the O. II.
& N., while in an insane fit, jumped on
an engine at Wallula, Saturday evening,
and pulled the throttle wide open. The
engine ran nine miles up the track
toward Walla Walla, where it stopped
when the steam gave oat. Irwin will
be examined as to his sanity tomorrow.
It came near being a serious accident,
as a special with Holcomb, General
Dodge and G. M. Lane was expected in
Wallula about that time. Fortunately
they concluded to remain here over
night, and the track was consequently
The Oregon Pacific
Albany, Or., June 21. A contract
was let today at Corvallis to J. S. Anto
nelle and Loring B. Loe, of Svn Fran
cisco, for constructing- twenty miles of
road eastward on the Oregon Pacific rail
road. The contract begins, five miles
this side of the tunnel commenced last
winter and extends to within a few
miles of the summit of the Cascade
mountains. Work will be "commenced
ONE MILLION DOLLARS WAGERED.
Furfy.se ven Thousand People Saw the
CificAGo, June 22. Forty-seven thous
and people paid their money at the gates
at Washington park today and then saw
Spokane win the American derby, worth
Spokane had been the favorite by far,
still other horses had their backer.
Froctor Knott, although defeated on
more than one field, was not considered
disgraced, and many thousands of dol
lars were staked on his ability to win
the race. Don Jose, too, was also con
sidered by many to be every bit a good
chance as Spokane. There was also a
strong tip on Once A.gain.
As the time .for the race drew near,
the noise made by the bookmakers grew
louder and louder, and the odds were
cried in vociferous tones. The , rush
about the betting booths was enormous,
and hundreds of people were unable to
get within fifty feet of a bookmaker.
Spokane was a a hot favorite at six to
five, although largo sums of money were
also got on nearly every other horse in
Nearly $1,000,000 changed hands on
The race was an exciting one, because
the tremendous crowd made it so.
No great show was made in the pre
liminary parade, in which each ot the
contestants lookd fit to compete for the
valuable stakes. Sorrento was first on
the track, then Proctor Knott appeared
and was 'followed .by Long Dance, Don
Jose. Retrieve and Once Again. ... Last
came Spokane. During tlio three brJn-"
aways, Proctor Knott broke in front
each time, plainly showing that Bryan's
disappointment was to be a pacemaker.
When the flag fell to an excellent
start, Once Again was in front, followed
by Sorrento, Don Jose, Proctor Knott,
Long Dance, Retrieve, and Spokane, in
the order named.
The "daredevil" immediately applied
the, whip, ond Knott shot ahead like a
flash, Once Again being taken back by
Murphy. The race was fast, and all
seemed content with their positions,
which down the stretch and past the
stand remained unchanged, except that
for a moment Don Jose made a spurt.
Knott had an advantage of two lengths
over the others, who were well bunched,
with Spokane bringing up the rear un
der Kiley's strong pull. Knott lost
some of his lead, and at the three-quarter
pole Sorrento was gaining.
Then the race became desperate.
When the half-mile mark fell behind
the racers, there was just daylight be
tween Knott and Retrieve, while the
others, except Once Again, were pulling
up. Sorronto was cut off in the turn,
but the jockey, pulling him to the out
side, made up lost ground so rapidly
that his backers trembled with joy.
When the home stretch was reached he
was again second, but there Proctor
Knott gave out and there Spokane
made his run. So fast did he come that
rushing past the last quarter he was
actually Jleading, while Knott had al
ready fallen into third place.
Again Sorrento advanced, but al
though stronger than those behind,
could not disturb Spokane, who came
away under Kiley's upraised hand but
without tasting the whip or spur, and
won yery easily by a full length. Sor
rento was second, a head beiore Re
trieve, third, followed by Don Jose,
Long Dance, Once Again and Proctor
Knott. The latter was cut up and very
tired and was stopped at the saddling
paddock and taken to his stable, while
the crowd hurrahed and the band played
as a saddle of roses was placed upon the
So much money came down from the
northwest that Spokane went to the
post a heavy favorite at G to P. Other
closing odds were as follows :
Knott, 2 to 1 ; Don Jose, 4 to 1 ; Once
Again, 6 to 1 ; Sorrento, 8 to 1 ; Long
Dance and Retrieve, 30 to one each.
The official time of the derby was
When Spokane reached his stall he
was almost mobbed by the Montana
stables' (renzied attendants, who clung
about his neck and would not allow him
U rest until bis trainer had shouted
himself hoarse. He was rubbed down
and lightly fed, and as the sun went
down the stable boys gathered undor
his shed and told of the great horse's
A lusty darky placed a big pot on the
fire and filled it with small white leaves
taken from a Dag. It was the "modicine
man's" l'fe-giver, and it was being pre
pared for Spokane's next meal.
Shortly a tall, red-faced man, with a
brown beared and his hands thrust
clumsily in his trousers pockets, saun
tered along the stable path, It was Sara
Bryant, on his way to his own stalls.
As he passed the Montana stables he
was attracted by laughter and loud talk,
and turning in that direction, saw the
big darkey stirring the steaming mass in
the pot. His mouth stretched into a
broad grin, and as he stirred and added
the white leaves he sang, the only intel
ligible words being "Spokane, my
Spoke." Sam Bryant sighed, a tear
glistened in his eye, and he continued
his way to join Proctor Knott.
For the London Times-"
Chicago, June 22. A cablegram from
the solicitor of the London Times, says
the Daily flews, was received at the
office of Attorney Frank Collier this
morning. It requested him to procure,
as soon as possible, a certified copy of
the evidence taken by the coroner in the
Cronin inquest. The evidence makes
1100 pages in type-writer print, and the
copy whi;h will he taken next week
will coBt ifco'l ir what purpose the
Times wants the evidence is not known.
Mr. Collier is now on his way to Eng
land. Foreign Missions.
Washington, June 22. The follow
ing appointments were announced this
John L. Stevens, of Maine, minister
to the Hawaiian islands.
George Money, of Tennessee, minister
to Paraguay and Uraguay.
John Martin Crawford, oi Ohio, con
sul general at St. Petersburg.
SPECIAL AGENT OF THE TREASURY.
Washington, Juno 22. Secretary
Windom todav appointed J. T. Evans,
of California, special agent of the treas-'
Our Trade With Japan. '
Washington, June 22.- A movement
has been started in the east for increas
ing the trade with Japan to a more
The Post this morning says : "Some
thing should bo done to put our foreign
trade on a better basis. The United
States buys fiom Japan $17,000,000
worth of produce, while Japan buys
less than $3,000,000 worth in return.
This is not a fair measure of reciprocity,
and some sort of an explanation would
seem to be in order."
Mrs. Hayes' Condition Unchanged.
Cleveland, June 21. A dispatch
from Fremont at 11 o'clock to-night re
ports Mrs. Hayes' condition as practic
ally unchanged. She is still sinking
Fremont, O., June 24. At 12 o'clock
the family have not yet retired. There
is no doubt that the family consider her
recovery doubtful, and are watching
every symptom and change in fear of
the worst. President and Mrs. Harri
son sent a telegram of sympathy today.
General Cameron's Condition,
Lancaster, Pa., June 24. A report
from Donegal Springs says that General
Cameron still lives, but is believed to
be growing weaker.
Lancaster, Pa., June 24. This eve
nings report from General Camercn
states that he is growing weaker hourly.
He still retains consciousness.'