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It's a Cold Day When We Get Left.
HOOD RIVER, OREGON, SATURDAY. OCTOBER 6, 1894.
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Shaving and Hair-outting neatly done.
THREATEN TO PLUNDER.
The'Demand for th e Release of Political
London, September 25. Advices from
Tangier "say the Jews on their way to
the markets are continually plundered
and stripped of their clothing on the
principal roads. An imperial tax of 5
is demanded tor tree passage. .The &r
chamna tribe is demanding the immed
iate release of Muley Mohammed, oldest
son. ot tne late sultan Muley Hassan.
Muley Mohammed was proclaimed Sul
tan early in September in spite of the
lact that his younger brother, Abdul
Aziz, had previously, been proclaimed
Sultan and recognized as such at Fez,
the seat of the present government of
Morocco. Muley Mohammed, however,
had previously been imprisoned at Na
rakesh by order of his brother, the, Sul
tan, and was compelled to sign an act of
adhesion to Abdul Aziz. The position of
tne latter nas oeen secured Dy Deing
recognized as the Sultan by the powerful
Shereef of Wazan. In addition to de
manding the release of Muley Moiham
med the Erchamna tribe is demanding
the release of all other political prison
ers in confinement at Morocco city; If
the demands are not granted, the tribes
mentioned threaten to plunder Morocco
city. ' - ',
. RAISIN TRADE.
Almost a Total Suspension In the Ship-
pg of the Crop.
San Francisco, September 27. C.F.
Smurr, general agent of the Southern
. Pacific Company, reports that there is
almost'a total suspension in the ship
ment of the, rasin crop. ,
" The raisin growers and Eastern com
mission merchants are not able to agree
on terms," said Mr. Smurr, " and that
has brought about a condition of affairs
never before known in this State. This
year the raisin men conbined and tried
to send no more consignments to East
ern agents, thus preventing glutting the
market. Eastern buyers objected, but
the growers would only deliver raisins
'free on board,' so that Eastern men
must buy in California and pay the price
demanded by the producers. Practical
ly tne entire crop of -the State is con
trolled by the combine.' The ! situation
is critical, and one side or the other must
soon give way.' It looks as if the raisin
growers had the best of the contest, and
that they are almost sure to win."
' PUYAIXUP LANDS.
Decision Approved By Which the Com
ml.alon Can Complete Iti Work.
Washington, September 26.4-Attor-neyGeneral
Hall of the Interior Depart
ment has rendered a decision, approved
by the Secretary, which will enable, the
Puyallup Indian Commission to conclude
its work and dispose of the lands. There
was a seeming" conflict between the in
structions of the commission and the
statute under which allotments were
made, and - the commission has been
waiting the Attorney-General's opinion.
He holds that all lands patented to an
Indian family are jointly owned by all
members of the family, and the written
consent of each must be obtained. to sell
the land. The commission is empowered
to appoint guardians for minor heirs of
the Indian property. - These lands ad
join the city of Tacoma, Wash., and are
very valuable. They are being platted
as additions to that city and sold for the
benefit of the Indians. -,
: t -i Progress of Cholera. .. ,,
Washington, September 27 .-Surgeon
Irwin of the marine hospital service,
and its presentrepresentative in Europe,
in his report this week regarding the
progress of cholera from August 29 to
September 6, with information to the
latter date, says there has been little
change since his last report. There have
been fewer cases in Germany, while the
Austro-Hungary, Belgium and Holland
situation is about the same. In Russia
the epidemic is progressing rapidly, and
could hardly be worse. -'.
More Industrial! Released. '
Santa Barbara, Cal.', September 26.
Fifteen "industrials," who were ar
rested last June at Barstow and impris
oned in the Santa Barbara county jail
on sentence by Judge Ross of Los An-
geles, were released to-day. They had
served 100 days, twenty days being de
ducted from their four months' sentence
for good behavior. As they are honest
and willing to work, the Supervisors ap
propriated $100 for their assistance. All
the men started out for work, most of
them having jobs in sight.
D R.TYNAN BOBS UP
After Having: Been Declared
Dead by the Court.
FOUND BY A SPIRITUALIST
Slater Attribute Bis Discovery to the
Spirit of Hii First Wife, But the Po
lice's Claim is More Material Meet'
Ins; of Husband and Wife.
San Francisco, September 28. Dr,
Thomas E. Tynan of Modesto, the capi
talis t who disappeared October 16, 1892.
and for information of whom Mrs. Ty-
nan offered a reward of $2,000, returned
to the city this morning. Dr. Tynan
came from Reno, Nev., and immediately
npon his arrival went to the Grangers'
Bank. The two years' absence of the
doctor has wrought much change in his
appearance. "'. His once tall and massive
figure is now shrunken and stooping.
Many of his old friends and business ac
quaintances were in the bank to meet
him, and he greeted them in an absent-
minded sort of way and acted generally
as one who was in a dream and ear-
nrised at nothing. When asked where
he had been all this time he said in Bos
ton, and refused to say anything further,
The meeting between Mrs. Tynan and
her husband was remarkably common
place, and no emotion was -shown bv
either. Mrs. Tynan is'said not to have
seen her husband since his mysterious
disappearance, and was dressed in deep
mourning for his supposed death. -Dr
Tynan is the heaviest property
owner in Modesto. He was also a di
rector of the" Grangers' Bank in this city
and well known to people all over the
Pacific Coast, among whom he has been
familiar figure lor years, his large
wealth, his prolonged vigorous strength
and business capacity having made him
conspicuous. He was over 75 years of
age when he disappeared. October 16
he was in the Grangers' Bank in this
city, and then there was paid over to
him the sum ol $o,UUU. . rrom then un
til now he has been supposed dead. ' In
July, 1893, his wife offered a reward of
$2,000 to any person who should furnish
information that b,e was alive. No such
information came. What was tempora
rily supposed to be his body was report
ed sometimes in one place and sometimes
another. The detectives, however.
insisted that they had traced Tynan to
Sacramento, where he bought a ticket
to New York under the name of Thomas
S. Stanley, but farther than this they
could not trace him. ; .
Hin wife naarched for manv months
for him, and finally concluded that he
was dead. On the showing made Judge
Minor of Stanislaus county decided that
he was dead. John Slater, a local Spir
itualist, gave to the Grangers' Bank the
first authentic information about Dr.
Tynan a few days ago. He said that the
missing pnysician was in tteno, and
asked that some one be sent with him to
Reno. Accordingly Henry McCormack,
who is connected with the bank, and
who knew Dr. Tynan, went to Reno with
Slater. The identification was complete.
Slater said that he knew Dr. Tynan,
whom he had . met east of the Rocky
Mountains. As to finding the doctor
Slater attributes it all to the spirit form
of Dr. Tynan's first wife. Ha says : .
May za l was writyig a letter in my
suite . of rooms in the Clarendon Hotel
in Boston. . It was a letter to my wife.
It was about 7 :30 o'clock. Suddenly a
woman's form stood over me distinctly
as could be. : ' I'm Rose Marvin Tynan,'
it said. ' Go to No. -- - to-night,
Sure, and yon will see my husband, Dr;
Thomas E. Tynan.' I went immediate
ly. I did wait to finish my letter. The
number was that of a well-known boarding-house
in a central location, not more
than twenty minutes' want irom my no
tel. The street and number I have prom
ised not to reveal. When I rang the
bell I asked - for Dr. Tynan. They told
me he was not there : but while I Was
talking he came to the top of the stairs
and Bpoke to me. I took him to the ho
tel, and we talked together until after
midnight. Then he went away, and I
made no enort to restrain mm. for
three weeks I . saw him occasionally.
Then he left Boston, and I returned soon
after to California. I saw Mrs. Tynan,
but . she would not believe that I had
seen the doctor. She believes it' now.
Early in August I went back and found
the doctor again. We went to New York
together, and Monday, the 17th instant,
we lett there, Douna mis way. we
atnnnnd one dav in Chicago and reached
Reno, where I left Dr. Tynan last Satur
day." - ' - -
Slater, it is understood, .has the prom
ise of $5,000 and expenses. Mrs. Tynan
would not fix any sum until she saw the
doctor, and this' amount was agreed to
to-day. Dr. Tynan will now take .steps
in the Stanislaus county courts to have
himself declared a being in the flesh, as
his estate, valued at $200,000, has been
distributed among his heirs. The San
Francisco police are skeptical about the
Spiritualist's story, and hint that Dr.
Tynan was induced to disappear by some
means unknown to them. ur. Tynan
himself is an ardent believer in Spirit
ualism. . Captain Lees stated this after
noon that the police ascertained three
months ago that Tynan was living qui
etly in Brooklyn, N. Y., on the $5,000 he
had taken witn him. ne naa Deen ad
vised by some Spiritualists in this city
to go away. The police, it is said, in
formed Tvnan'a relatives of his where
abouts, who opened communication with
him, and the result finally was his re
turn. .. ' 1 V
Wants Another Match.
Louisvillk, September 27. Jim
to-night issued a challenge to fight any L
man in the world, Corbett barred. Hall ' i
YET ANOTHER BATTLE.
The Report Comes Direct From Offlolal
. Chinese Sources.
Shanghai, September 27. it is re
ported that the native officials here re
ceived news late last night that the Jap
anese attacked the Chinese, forces at An
Chow and Yi Chow simultaneously, and
were repulsed at Doth places.
Yi Chow is probably the same as Hal
Chow on the Chinese coast south and
west of the Shangtung peninsula.
ANOTHER ARMY STARTED OUT.
London, September 27. A dispatch
from Tokio says the second Japanese
army lor neid Bervice mobilized at m
roschima and consisting of 30.000 men
under, command of Field Marshal Count
Oyama, embarked yesterday amid in
tense enthusiasm.' The Emperor re
viewed the troops. It is reported vague
ly the squadron is bound for the Yellow
Sea. During the absence from Japan of
Field Marshal Oyama, who is also Min
ister ot war, the Minister ol Marine will
assume the duties of the Minister of War
in addition to his other resoonsibities.
It is officially announced at Tokio, says
anotner dispatch, the report that an
armistice had been proposed by England
and JKuissia is untrue. .-, .
ON TO PEKING.
Washington. September 27. To-day 's
advices irom Tokio that the second Jap
anese army of 30,000 men sailed from
Hiroschima yesterday is regarded in of
ficial circles here as a first move in the
advance on the Chinese capital, Peking.
The Gulf of Pe Chi Li, which the dis
patches give as the probable destination
of the army, is the entrance to the river
leading to Peking. . It is said the Taku
torts at the entrance to rei Ho river are
practically impregnable, owing to
stretch of mud flats around them. It is
not believed therefore any advance on
Peking would be made up the river, but
30,000 men will be landed at some other
port, whence a short overland march
would take them to the walls of Peking.
A circuit of the forts is the strategic
move advised Dy a united states officer
of high rank, who has made a study of
the proposed invasion ot China.
BEHEADED FOB COWARDICE.
London. September 27. The Times
to-morrow will publish a dispatch from
Shanghai, saying that Captain Fong of
the Chinese turret ship Tsi Yuen has
been beheaded for cowardice in the Yalu
fight. The dispatch also savs that the
Chinese cruiser Kwang .Kai became
stranded on a reef near Talien Bay while
endeavoring to make her escape from the
xalu Dattle and was afterward blown up
by the Japanese. : This makes a total
loss of five ships to the Chinese, includ
ing one ship which was rammed by the
Tsi Yuen while trying to ram one of the
Japanese vessels. '
1. 1 . HUNG CHANG MUST GO.
Wu Ta Chang to be the Successor of the
' . , Viceroy.
Shanghai, September 26. Li Hung
Chang will be superseded as Viceroy of
China by. Wu Ta Chang, late Governor
of Ha Peh. : Lord Li, late Chinese Min
ister to Japan, has been degraded. Yu
Lu, the Military Governor of Moukden,
will succeed Li Hung Chang as Superin
tendent of the Northern trade.. Four
Imperial Princes are watching events in
the Emperor's behalf at Tien Tsin. The
massacre of foreigners at Peking is re
garded as Imminent. The legations have
asked that blue jackets shall be landed
to protect them. . One hundred and
ightv thousand men. mostly rabble and
some ill-armed cavalry, have assembled
to defend Moukden. A battle is expected
before a fortnight has', elapsed. The
Japanese warships are scouting in the
Gulf of Pe Chi Li. Naval experts say
, i . 1 1 n i. .'' i : l T .
mat vne iiuneHe vesaem wjlu never ap
pear on the scene again. t ' ,..
; v pig Damage Suit. ' .
Tacoma, September 27. The city of
Tacoma late this afternoon brought suit
against the Tacoma Light and Water
Company to recover $4,000,000 damages
for false representations', alleged to have
been made by the defendant and Theo
dore Hosmer, C. B. Wright and I. W.
Anderson, its f resident, stockholders
and agent respectively, in selling to the
city its light, and water plants. The
purchase was made July 1, 1893, for $1,
750,000. The city claims the plant was
worth but $700,000, and that the other
$1,000,000 was obtained as a result of
misrepresentations. It is claimed that
certain springs, which the company said
would furnish 10,000,000 gallons of water
daily, do not flow a quarter of that quan
tity. . ,
The Interstate Fair.
'Tacoma, September 27. Ever since
Cassassa's great California exposition
band opened its engagement at the In
terstate Fair last Saturday night the
daily attendance has been - growing.
Never did any musical organization Bcore
such an instantaneous and remarkable I
success at any exposition as this band !
1 . ri" L I 1 1 I
as nere. lis engagement una mariteu :
new era in the history of the exposi
tion. As predicted, the most successful
portion of the whole season is to be the
ast two-thirds of it. The last two spe
cial days, British Columbia day, Satur
day, and Forresters' day, Monday, were
both remarkably successful ; far more so
than the preceding special days. .
Variety Actor's Suicide. '
Spokane,v-Wash., September 27. -i-
Harry C. Ripley, a young man and a
variety actor and playwright, committed
suicide in the Windsor hotel this even
ing by taking an overdose of morphine.
He had been living with Nora Marsh,
but her husband came here and she re
turned to him. This made Rigley de-
pondent and is supposed to have been
he cause of the suicide. He left a letter
for J. C. Ripley of Hartfort, Conn.
The Remains of the Deserted
Cook Found at Last.
GNAWED BY WILD ANIMALS.
It is Found That His Desertion by Young
Carlin Was Cowardly in the Extreme
Thigh Rone and One leg AH That
Remained of the Body. ' ' ;''
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Missoula, Mont., September 26. The
Missoulan v to-morrow will contain
sensational story of the recovery and
burial of the remains of George Colgate,
the deserted cook of the notorious hunt
ing party headed by William E. Carlin,
son of General Carlin, .late commander
of the department of the Colutrfbia. The
discovery was made AugUBt 23 by Lieu
tenant Elliott eight miles below the spot
where the desertion occurred on Clear
water river. All that remained of Col
gate's body was a thigh bone and one
leg, which was mangled and gnawed by
the wild beasts infesting that region. It
is presumed the rest of the remains were
carried away by the, animals into the
mountain fastnesses. At the same spot
also were found the matchbox, fishing
lines and other articles identified as Col'
gate's property. The remains were in-
terred in Lower Hot Springs, on the
middle fork of the Clearwater. Elliott
was sent out on this mission by the
present commander of the department
of the Columbia, to which official he
makes a full report, there being many
points tending to prove that Colgate's
desertion by the Carlin party was
cowardly in the extreme. .n
...THE only monument. . .
Spokane, Wash., September 26. In
addition to press dispatches sent out
word has been received here that Lieu
tenant Elliott and his party are now
working their way out tf the Clearwater
region by way of the Coeurd'Alenecoun
try. and will proceed -at once to report
at Vancouver .Barracks. The' last rest
ing place of the unfortunate cook and
companion of General Carlin's son was
marked by a little mound of earth and
headstone, consisting ot halt a good-
sized tree, upon which was carved the
words, " George Colgate." Lieutenant
Elliott says that the story circulated by
Kelly, the trapper, was a base labrica-
tion... i. ......... '
' SHE WANTS DAMAGES. -
Ex-Queen of Hawaii to, Commence Suit
Against Uncle Sam.
San Francisco, September 26. It is
stated on what appears to be good 'au
thority that the errand of H. V.-Wide
mann of Honolulu to this country is for
the purpose of commencing a damage
suit against the United States on behalf
of the ex-Queen of Hawaii. The amount
of damages to be asked for is said to -be
$200,000, and friends -of -the' eX'Queen
declare that this government has been
instrumental in mulcting her . to fully
that amount... Her. claim is that the
provisional, government could., never
have been established and., herself de
posed had it not been for the unwar
ranted action of a recognized agent of
the United States, the Captain of the
warship Boston, which action WaB sub
sequently formally disavowed by' the
President. Whatever-Widem'ann'S er
rand is, his departure from" Honolulu
was kept a profound secret until' almost
the moment of sailing, when he sudden
ly appeared on the dock and . secured. a
sage. Within . a lew days he win.go
on to .Washington,-where he does, not
deny he has business of importance to
transact.. ...... .... .' .'..;; ' ... ,,
CANADIAN CjANyfclV.-' -&if ,
The Great Enterprise Is Now Practically
'-.-: f: Completed. . :. fi, '
SaulT Stb.Maeie; Mich., September
26. Water was let into the Canadian
ship canal last night. Since then it has
been filling at .the rate of nine inches an
hour. The water reached the lower level
to-night. The work is standing the test
of water well. Among the prominent
persons who were present were John
Haggart, Minister of Railroads and Ca
nals ; Collingwood Schrieber, his deputy,
and 3. B. Spencer, chief draughtsman,
There were no ceremonies attending the
letting in of the water. .All that remains
to be done to complete the work is to
place the gates in position, install the
machinery for the operation of them and
remove the dams at the upper and lower
entrances of the canal. . It is expected
that the great enterprise" will be ready
for navigation within a month at the
latest. 1 The water was let into the canal
to enable the contractors to float the
gates on pontoons and put them in place.
The completion of the Canadian locks is
regarded as an important event, and the
y-i j; j -11 - - 1 -1 a. J I.
uanaaian government win eeieuraie me
formal opening of the work in a 'fitting
manner. ;, ... ; . ;,.
. Relief for Drought Sufferers.
: Lincoln, : Neb., September 26. Gov
ernor Crounse to-day determined to ar
range some system of relief for sufferers
in those parts of the State where drought
was severe. Preliminary work was com
pleted to-day. The old relief commis
sion of 1890 will be revived. Colonel
Lunden, his secretary, has been author
ized to begin work, and other members
of the'organization are being communi
cated' with. - The committee has not
solved the problem of where the funds
for relief work are to come from, but
Borne of the farmers in the extreme west
ern counties are on the verge of starva
tion and something must be done at
once. Several of. these counties have
committees in the East soliciting funds.
MAY RAISE AN ARMY.
The Late San Salvadorlan Refugees on
( f " the Way to Mexico. '
San Francisco, September 26. When
the steamer St. Paul sailed for Mexican
ports to-day she carried as steerage pas
sengers General Bolanos and Captain
Bustamente, the San Salvadorian refu
gees. When Ezeta left the two here
Sunday it was with a promise to meet
them again on the Salvadorian frontier'.
Both men accepted the situation, and
appeared to follow their leader on the
first opportunity. ' Bustamente received
$40 from his chief, with instructions to
meet him in Mexico.' To Bolanos was
intrusted over $6,000. His destination
is Guatemala. 'Withy that sum, It is said,
Bolanos is to begin to raise an army and
be prepared to co-operate with his chief.
They took passage in the steerage in or
der to save as much money as possible.
Mexican Consul Coney accompanied Bo-
lanos and .Bustamente to the steamer,
and introduced them to Captain von
Helms. Instead of being put into the
steerage they were given a cabin on the
upper aeck. JNear their Quarters was
the stateroom of General A. Martinez of
the Mexican army. ' Martinez is a great
friend of the President of Mexico, and
he and the men . from San Salvador at
once fraternized. . Martinez is one of the
leading Generals of the Mexican army,
It was said on the St. Paul that he was
sent here to render whatever assistance
he could to the refugees. - . v .,
1 From present appearances Ezeta will
make Guatemala his base of operations.
During the last war San Salvador com
pelled Guatemala to come to terms, and
that country has. been seeking a chance
to even up ever since. With an army
organized in Mexico Ezeta might march
into Guatemala and there join Bolanos,
who would have prepared the way for
him. Then upon favorable opportunity
they. would invade San Salvador.. The
Salvadorian government professes little
hope of having Juan Cienfuegos returned
to it.' Attorney Pierson, who has repre
sented the government of San Salvador
in the extradition proceedings here, said
to-day that he did not think Cienfuegos
would be returned. He has no appeal
except to the President ; but strong in
fluences are being brought to bear in that
quarter for his release. Mr. Pierson said
there is nothing in the rumors that
Ezeta was in danger of rearrest on other
charges, had he not left the-country.
The government had taken the only
steps against him it intended to take.
ROGUS MONEY ORDERS.
The Career of a Defaulting Ex-Fostottoe
' Los Angeles, September 26. Andrew
Jackson Laird, a defaulting ex-postoffice
inspector from' Atlanta, Ga., for whom
lie whole country has long been
searched, was arrested here to-day by a
postpffice inspector from Chicago. Laird
was a United States Marshal in Georgia
before he became a postofflce inspector
and a politician of considerable promi
nence.' Not until his successor was ap
pointed did it become known that he had
embezzled government funds. ' Laird was
not arrested, however, but was permitted
to leave Atlanta Ostensibly to get money
tofmake up the shortage. From that
time until his arrest he became lost to
the authorities. When' he left Georgia
ha took Jinnr'le of monev ordern si cr rind
by.his daughter, who is postmistress at
La Grange, Ga. With these bogus or
ders he succeeded in addressing fictitious
letters and postofflce money orders to
himself at various points. It was through
these' orders that bis arrest resulted.
The ; money orders were invariably for
HOOF ' Laird was engaged in the insur
ance DUBiness here under the name ot A.
Jack, and became 'identified with local
politics. " ; '
' . HER SYMPATHY.
She Regret She Cannot Relieve the DIs-
! "'' ''tressed Strikers. '"
OAiLANbL Cal.. September 28.4Tc.3.
Roberts, President of the American Rail
way Union, recently wrote td MrsiXe
land Stanford in behalf of the strikers
who had been reduced to destitution on
account of inabiiif jF to secure work, He
.has received ah autograph letter- from
Mrs. Stanford in reply, regretting that
it ia not in her power to relieve the dis
tressed strikers, v She expresses her ob
ligations to the gentlemen who escorted
her from, the mountains to Oakland, and
Bays she sympathizes with the strikers,
who, she knows, were led away by ex
citement and did not expect to. do the
company wrong. . Mrs. Stanford says
she has made application the railroad
offlcifllti'td replace the men dismissed for
their connection with the strike, but re-
trets that her requests have been ignored,
ho hopes that in time the men .will be
restored to their places, and promises to
continue her influence in their behalf. '
if:. . '. The Pullman Assessment.
Springfield, III.,' September 26.
Governor Altgeld to-day addressed the
the State Board of Equalization oa the
assessment of the Pullman Palace Car
Company's property. He showed many
figures and tacts concerning the compa
ny's manner of escaping taxation in this
and other States and Canada. The com
pany, for instance, gave in $36,000,000 as
its capital stock, when it should be $61,-
000,000.. The Governor begged the board
to make the proper and lust assessment
of this property in justice to the people
and the State. .
The Graphic's Advice. '
London, September 25. The Graphic
in an article on the war in the far East
says that in view of the activity of the
Russians at Vladivostock and elsewhere
the Eastern fleet under command of Ad
miral Fremantla ought to be reinforced.
THE SACRED CITY.
The Manchnrian Troops Concen
trating at Moukden. ,'
TO IMPEDE JAPANESE ADyANCE
Battle is Expected to. Occur on the Yalu
, River, and China Will Endeavor to '.
Offset the Ping' Yang Disaster Em
peror of China Holds a War Council.
London,, September 35.7"A dispatch
from Shanghai, dated to-day, says : Cap- ,
tain Tang, commander of the Chinese
warship Chin Yuen, which was sunk in
the engagement off the Yalu river, is
among the saved. - The British steamer
Irene from Hamburg, loaded with large. .
quantities of munitions of - war, has
safely arrived at Taku, and has landed' w
her cargo. It is understood that the
government of Manchuria is concentrat-.
ing all the troops raised in that province
upon Moukden, and that on the route to
Wiiu . extensive earthworks . are being .
raised. The levies are composed of hardy '
North Chinamen, and are of excellent 1
material, but they are badly armed, only '
about 4,000 of them having good military 1
rifles. Further supplies, however, are .
being hnrried nn from tha Ron t.hftrn nr.
senals. The Chinese force on the Yalu '
river is estimated at 2,800. Many of
these are raw levies, and are also badly
armed. The loss of guns, rifles and am-.
munition at Ping Yang has greatly em
barrassed the Chinese War Department. '
It recognizes that a battle must be fought '
on the Yalu, and the Chinese are strain
ing every nerve to retrieve, the disaster
at Ping Yang. The Island of.Yatantan
in Corea Bay has been made a coaling "
station, from which the Japanese can
keep constant watch upon the mouth of
the Gulf of Pe Chi Li. nine Japanese -
gunboats being stationed there. The ,
Emperor of China held a war council at
4 o'clock; He is completely under the ;
influence of his former tutor and aged
adviser..,.t " .' - ..;a
AN OPINION ;. OF .THE FIGHT. ......
As Complete a - Defeat as the Battle of
t : -.y,; v Trafalgar. ;"
New YobkI September 25. The Her
ald's European edition publishes the fol
lowing from its correspondent at Brus
sels : ; The eminent naval authority who
writesunder the nom . deguerre of Nau-
ticus is here, and' I interviewed him for
the. Herald on the subject of the recent
Chinese and Japanese encounter at the
mouth of the Yalu river. He expressed
an absolute conviction t at the Chinese
had suffered as crushing a defeat as the
French and Spaniards did at Trafalgar.' ':
His reasons are that the Chinese had put
forward all their hghting ships that were .
worth anything,-and the surviving ves
sels must all go to the dry dock for re-
gairs. : Besides 1 the crippled ' vessels v
hina possesses one warship, the pro
tected cruiser, Foo Chong, which, in. .
France or England would be ranked ,
third-class. It is even doubtful if the
Foo Chong, which was launched in 1880,
is yet armed. China, therefore, is abso
lutely crippled at sea, whereas Japan re-
tains all lier fighting strength, barring
Matsusima. Nauticus adds that Admiral
Ting made exactly the same mistake as
Admiral Persano at Liasa in 1866 in at- .
tempting to land forces on a coast not .
his own. Both battles present a strange
analogy. Admiral Ting has been as com- .
pletely beaten at Yalu as Persano was at
Lissa. :!' --
..'iiil'i. TREATY "WITH BRAZIL.
The Formal Announcement of It Abro.
gatlon Has Been Given.
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. Washington, September 25. Brazil
has abrogated her reciprocity treaty
with the United States. , The formal an
nouncement was received at the State
Department yesterday.' It came in the
form of a letter from Minister Men
donca, Brazil's diplomatic representative
here, and said that in accordance with
instructions from his government he
gave notice of the abrogation of the
reciprocity treaty tq take effect January
1 next. The. action of Brazil .in this
matter is taken as a result of the pas
sage of the new tariff law, which does
not hold out any inducements to other:
countries to grant special rates of duty
to products of the United States. In
the reciprocity treaty which was ne
gotiated Dy Secretary Blaine and Min
ister Mendonca it is stipulated that either
of the contracting powers can abrogate
it by giving the other three months' '
notice. Brazil, therefore, is merely carry
ing out this stipulation. There is nothing
especially significant in .Brazil's! action,. -except
that on and after January 1 she
will place such duties on American arti
cles covered in the reciprocity treaty as
she may see proper. The former duties '
imposed on American goods shipped to
Brazil will be restored, it is believed,
while the majority of that country's
product will continue to come in here
free, as under the reciprocity treaty the
only difference being that, had the Mc-
Kinley law been In enect at the time of
abrogation, the duties under that law
would have been imposed on such arti
cles, v - --' '.-'
' ' A Slim Pretext.' , '.' , 4
London, September 25. A dispateh
to the.Time? from St. Petersburg says:
It is reported here that China has at- '
tacked the station' of the new Ussueri
section of the Siberian railway, plunder- :
ing the telegraph offices, and killed eight
employes. It is feared the government
will make this a pretext to interfere in
the Corean struggle between China and '
Japan. - - -'- - . -.