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It's a Cold Day When We Get Left.
' VOL. G. ' HOOD RIVER, OREGON, SATURDAY. JANUARY 5, 1895. NO. 32.
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EVANS' 4 HUSBANDS,' P.oprietors.
- Shavlrt and hair-cutting neatly done. Satis
, faction guaranteed.
Condensed Telegraphic Reports
of Late Happenings.
TAKEN HOT FROM THE WIRES
Budget of News for Easy Digestion From
Different Parts of the States of Wash
ington, Oregon and Idaho Item of
Interest to Paclflo Coast People.
The oyster beds at Bay Center, Wash.,
are being -systematically robbed, and a
reward of $75 is out for the conviction of
The Florence (Or.) West hascpme out
for a new county to be formed from west
ern Lane and Douglas. There seems to
be no opposition eo far to the project.
A logging engine of the . largest pat
tern made has been ordered in New York
bv George L. Davis of Hoquiam, Wash.
It will be the largest at work on Gray's
" ' The old "organization known as the
Chamber of Commerce of Fairhaven
will take steps to dissolve the corpora
tion, as it is now merged into the Oom-
srcial dub. : : , , ' , . v
- iJorn-er8 belonging to The Dalles,
. pany wiIlTre-fgrja tfjgation- Com-
As soon as pot'siUTfe-v, 1 -nary 6.
again be started. ""-U
,. ,vine state Treasurer br-rw
" has called for warrants on" tub-"
fund.,, Nos. 6,951 to 5,985 inclusive. .The
amount of the call' is $4,628, which- ma
tures January o, J896.
It is reported that jack ' rabbits are'
"very numerous in the country around
, Wilbur, Wash., this winter and are be
ginning their, destructive work of gir
dling young orchard trees. ;
' There are about 1,000 Indians on the
'Klamath reservation, which - contains
over 1.000,000 acres. They raised enough
. wheat last season to keep a threshing
:rnacnine busy lor two months.
Colville Valley, Wash., has a surplus
of hay, and Flathead Valley in Montana
lias a surplus, of. cattle. The Colville
ipeople have written to t he Flathead peo
ple, offering to trade 100 tons'of'hay for
icattle. .' . .; v, " -.' ' i i. .
The contract for the c'onstruction of
the Pasco canal, -which- willcover about
3,000 acres will be let in a few days.
This land , will be opposite a valuable
section. Anew pumping plant'will sup
.' ply the water from Slrumpf Rapids.
Hank "Barrett, the veteran mail icar?
rier1etween Gardiner and Florence; has
. been carrying mail along the beach for
upward of thirty years. Some of his
experiences with storms and quicksands
are more thrilling than tales of fiction.
. ' The low prices of hops andt'the pros.
peetive profit in apples .induce a Yakima
man to uproot a hop field and. set it out
in apple trees". It might be just as well
for him in the long run to raise both
' hops and apples. This view of the situ-
atipn should not be overlooked.
Several hundred head of cattle have
'. died lately at the feeding ground near
. Ritzville, Wash. They' are believed to
have been poisoned by eating a plant,
concerning which nothing definite is
'. known. Samples of the plant have been
. , submitted to botanical authorities for
. classification. "---."'.-. ,- . : . . -
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- The Everett Herald announces that
'' the Rockefeller interests will begin opera-
tions to develop the Monte Cristo camp
on a large scale. . Hundreds of men will
no doubt be given employment as their
. plans ; materialize, .while the Everett
.' ', smelter will receive the product and in
' crease its output.
' H. E. Heppersett tells the Roseburg
r ' Review that : the stories of destitution
- aiming G. Wi Hunt's railroad employes
at Fort Bragg, Cal., circulated by a Wal
la Walla newspaper are pure fabrications.
The men are being furnished good board
irrthe railroad camp or at the hotels,
and will be put to work just as soon as
tf somfc right of way difficulties can be set
... tied, which will hot'be long. Mr. Hunt
- has a- $120,000 constructing outfit on the
ground, and proposes to push the work
iJ when he gets Btarted. Mr. Heppersett
... understands the business arrangements
well enough to know that the company
bai-king the enterprise means business.
Fort Bragg is situated on the' coast, and
. the proposed road extends through a
timber belt for, about 103 miles, termi
' nating in the coal fields near Ukiah. Mr.
Heppersett will return to Fort Bragg in
.a few weeks, - - .
ON THE RESERVATION.
The Recommendations Made by Indian
Agents In Their Annual Reports.
Washington, December 28. General
complaint against the issuance of gov
ernment rations to the Indians is made
in the annual reports of agents. Captain
P. H. Ray of the Shoshone agency,
Wyoming, says: "They will never' be
come self-supporting so long as the gov
ernment gives them the semblance of
support; neither can they begin to ac
cumulate property so long as the supply
of the necessaries of life is solely in the
hands of white traders." '. Another fac
tor retarding the development com
plained of by Captain' Bay is the fact
that chiefs are allowed to dictate to the
agent as to the issue of annuities and
affairs of the agency. Thd removal of
troublesome chiefs is recommended. The
Shoshones are regarded as communists,
who are loth to take up any untried pur
suit. Their agent recommends that the
ration issue, except to indigent and help
less, be gradually discontinued and the
money now used for rations be devoted
to the payment of Indian labor.' '."
The , international treaty governing
seal-hunting on the North Pacific and
Behring Sea has worked great hardships
to the Indians at Neah Bay, Washing
ton... These Indians cannot agree upon
a head man or cltief, and consequently
are divided among themselves, their
agent regarding their failure to select
one as a disadvantage to them. .......
Considerable opposition to the work of
the commission preparing lands on the
Puyallup reservation in Washington for
sale iB being shown by a minority of
these Indians, but the faction is evident
ly influenced by having all restrictions
The progress made at Tulalip agency,
Washington, indicates that within a few
years these Indians will become self-supporting
and independent of government
Some definite action is urged upon the
department to .restore to the Yafeimas
their rights at their accustomed fisheries
on the Columbia river in Washington,
a dispute over which has resulted in con
siderable trouble. . The Yakimas refuse
to take the allotments, but have marked
off a line which they claim as their
reservation in common.. . They are re
ported in bad financial condition and in
great need of government assistance,
"Whisky," says Agent Erwin, "is the
greatest hindrance to Indian prosperity.
There is an immense traffic in alcohol
and vile.cU coctions carried on with them,
and one murder and two violent deaths
during the year are charged to whisky."
INSURANCE ; WAR IMMINENT. V
Companies Give Notice, of Intention to
- '"Withdraw From he.Paclfto Union.
-LSan Francisco, December 28. The
TTnion, the Firemen's Fund,'
Y: ' T.in7"iSrmwKf MiiliJSiawil, Si.
Teutoniaol JNew Orleans and Girard o:
Philadelphia, insurance companies, have
giveri notice of their intention to with
draw from the Pacific Insurance Union
The Northwest National, the-New Zea
land and Sun are involved in a difficulty
with the union over the pavment of sal
aries to solicitors, prohibited by union
rules, ana trie .Phoenix ana Home are
already out of. the insurance compact
Many agents, some representing the
companies mentioned, do not want to
disband, recqgnizing the "advantages of
concurrent action. .xneyhave given no
tice of withdrawal to.-'be able to meet
the rate-cutting expected from 'those
companies already out-; of the union.
Notices of withdrawals - are expected
from many other companies, but extra
ordinary efforts are being made to reor
ganize the union on new lines. Rate
cutting would greatly diminish the prof
its, and would force many small compa
nies to the wall. - ... -.t -.
IT WILL-. BE THOROUGH.
Wilson's Investigation Into the Centra
' . Pacific Affairs. . i . . .
San Fbanctsco, December 28. In an
interview regarding the visit to this
countrv of Sir Charles R. Wilson to in
vestigate the workings . of the Central
Pacific for the benefit of the English
stockholders,' who hold ' 65 per ; cent of
the bonds, George Bowack, who is a res
ident of London and a large stockholder
in the Canadian Pacific, said that, not
withstanding the courteous treatment
Sir ( harles recently . received at the
hands of the Southern Pacific, he would
push the investigation to the. end; and,
if necessary, the stockholders will bring
the matter before the courts and have
the Central Pacific treated as the Union
Pacific, thrown into bankruptcy. After
the interview Mr. Bowack said ho more
English capital will come to this coun
try. Mrs. Bowack's mother is a stock
holder in the Central Pacific. -
Jeff Garrigus, the Resurrectionist.
Indianapolis, Ind., December 28. Jeff
Garrigus, a grave robber who makes no
effort to conceal his ghoulish business,
has just made his will, in which he leaves
his body to the Indiana Medical College
of this city.. He .directs' that; after his
body is dissected by the students and
made the subject of lectures bv members
of the faculty, the skeleton is to be placed
in an upright position in the dissecting
room of the college with the right hand
on the handle of a newspadeand the
left foot resting on the blade, the latter
to be highly polished and the words,
Jeff Garrigus, the . Resurrectionist,"
printed upon it in large black letters.
Garrigus says this is theonly monument
he covets, and the faculty has promised
to carry out his wishes to the letter.
WhyOur Live and Dressed Beef
Are Shut Out of Germany.
THE REPORT OF OUR AGENT
Authorities Say There Can No Longer be
' Any Doubt that the Disease Was Texas
Fever Denmark's Action Looked
Upon as a Self-Interest Move. '
; Washington, December 27. An agent
of the Department of Agriculture, now
in Germany, has been looking, into the
reasons for the German movement
against American live cattle and dressed
beef, and has made the following pre
liminary report to the department, ad
ditional time being required to prepare
a complete report: j - '; ;
" I hasten to forward this information
in advance of the report, as it"may not
only be of interest, but of immediate
value to the department. The general
opinion among the importers of Ameri
can live cattle and dressed beef is that
the German authorities will never recede
from the position they have taken unless
thev could be induced to revoke the pro
hibition order on condition that German
veterinarians be employed to inspect the
live cattle and dressed beef before load
ing tor transportation to Germany. This
must also have been the opinion of the
directors of S;he ' Hamburg-American
Packet Company. . Directors Ballin and
Wolff of this company inform me that
they have made the proposition to the
German government to employ German
veterinarians to inspect every cargo of
dressed beef or cattle in the United
States which is to be landed at German
ports. What the ultimate answer will
be remains to be seen. This company
has built four magnificent steamers for
the purpose of transporting live stock and
dressed beef to Germany, but these
steamers now take ' their freight to
Havre. ' ' " ' " ' .. ' "'.
" The veterinarians employed at the
Hamburg stock yards and slaughter
house were rather reluctant at first to
call the disease discovered Texas' fever j
they were unacquainted with the symp
toms of the general nature of the disease.
They concluded that the sixteen head
infected had been watered from a' tank
probably in a filthy condition and full of
bacteria, which would be responsible for
the Blimy condition in which the intes
tines were found. An analysis of the
water, however, proved this theory to be
incorrect; therefore " the veterinarians
almost at a loss to know what the
disease was or what could have caused
the sickness. The matter was reported
to the Imperial Sanitary Department at
Rurlin n nrl r.hfiv demanded an inspection
of the intestines, lungs, liver and heart
nt on of the diseased animals. ' Three
after it was declared, bv the' Im-,
perial Sanitary Department that the-
ase was Texas lever, ana a promoi-
as issued. ' ",
affirm that, accrWflatHamDu.r8 no.w
made at the time of thefflrrfgX:
diseased animals, it corresponded exactly
with the description giveiiNby American
autnorities, anu, mereiore, inve can no
longer remain any doubt but JtWt the
disease in reality was Texas fever.
chief veterinarian, Vollers of Hamburg.
and the directorof the Hamburg slaugh
ter-nouse, w.r. arisen, nave gone to Eng
land to give this matter BDecial atten
tion and to learn what precaution the
English authorities take against the
spreading of the disease when thev dis
cover cases of Texas fever. - Chief Vet
erian Vollers has also written a pam
phlet giving the complete details of the
matter, a copy of which will be for
warded to the department as soon as the
pampniet is printed.
"Denmark following Germany's lead
in proniDiDing tne importation ot Ameri
can live cattle and dressed beef is looked
upon here as a move dictated bv self-in
terest. The larger per cent of the cattle
killed at Hamburg are from Denmark,
because all the cattle arriving from Den
mark must be slaughtered, as thev can
not be transported to the interior of
Germany alive. Denmark js evidently
hopeful that by excluding American cat
tie she may receive permission from the
German authorities to transport their
live stoctc to tne interior of tiermany.
One of the directors of the Hamburg
American Packet Company informs me
that Rotterdam has a. so prohibited the
landing ot American live cattle at that
port., Hamburg dealers in. cattle and
commission merchants in general are
now making efforts to obtain permission
to 'import live cattle from Canada, there
being no Texas fever "in the? Northern
States. They would load them fit Hali
fax, but they doubt very much if further
permission will be granted. The Amed
can live cattle soldat Hamburg were of
first-class ' quality; -and gave excellent
satisfaction, with the exception- of the
thirty-two bulls, sixteen of which had to
be killed and condemned, therebv creat
ing all this commercial disturbance. The
other animals were principally short-
norns and lar superior to any European
beef cattle killed at Hamburg.
-" If ' the" exportation of live cattle is
again allowed, -special care should be
taken to export the best quality only to
Germany. - The dressed beef was also
first quality in every respect, but unfor
tunately the cooling machinery did not
work satisfactorily, and the appearance
of the meat was somewhat against it.
Dr. salmon, chief of the bureau of ani
mal industry; states that none of the in
formation so far obtainable. would indi
cate that these animals were suffering
from Texas fever." , s- ,
. Controller Eckels' Call.
Washington, December 24. The Con
troller of the Currency has issued a call
for reports of the condition of the na
tional banks at the close of business De
American Ports May be Closed to the
; ' . - Products of Spain.
' Washington, December 27. Interest
ing developments are expected as a re
sult of the strained relations between
the United States and Spain over the
tariff. ' Secretary Greaham has directed
Minister Taylor at Madrid to notify the
Spanish government that, if the United
States is not removed from . the list of
countries not having satisfactory treaties,
this country will retaliate. It is not be
lieved Spain will yield to the protest of
Secretary Gresham. In that event Pres
ident Cleveland will probably issue a
proclamation closing American ports to
the products of Spain. The first effect
of this"wili be to shut out " enormous
shipments of raw sugar, which' come to
this country, and cause a sharp advance
in price, besides closing refineries and
throwing out of work many thousands.
, In official circles it said Cuba furnishes
seven-eighths of all the sugar, and Lou
isiana and Hawaii the remainder; but
it is said that it would be impossible to
make up this seven-eighths now drawn
from Cuba, It is also asserted, there
fore, by those in no way identified with
or partial to the sugar refineries that the
action would cut v them off from their
supplies and close them up, throwing
20 000 employes out of work.' This state
ment was made by a high official, who
had much to do with the negotiations,
and who is very apprehensive of its re
sults.. He added that the ultimate ettect
of the war would be to advance the price
of sugar from 3 to 6 per cent per pound,
thus making the public bear the burden.
" In levying duties Spain arranges the
countries in two columns. The first col
umn includes those who have not entered
into satisfactory' treaty arrangement
with her. -' Until recently Brazil"was the
only one on the globe which Spain had put
in this column, alt other countries being
in the " second column," which includes
those having satisfactory treaties. The
U nited States now joins Brazil in Spain's
"first column," and thus Btands apart
from all other countries in the common
benefits Spain grants. '
The immediate effects of Spain's ac
tion has already proven disastrous to the
American trade in flour, and this trade
has passed' almost exclusively into the
bands of Canada, Under the old reci
procity arrangement with Spain Ameri
can flour was shipped to Cuba in great
quantities. But when the newi.United
States tana, raised tne duty on unoan
sugar Spain responded by raising the
duty on American' flour.'" The duty on
flour is $4.75 in the' first column, while
in the second column it is $4. As Can
ada is in the second column, she enjoys
Inn OidT fin ri nr-Tfi rnntn-H "h1""
flour, and this has proved ample to allow
Canada to wrest the Cuban flour trade
away from the United States. ;
' It is understood from authoritative
sources that a question has been raised
as to the right of the President to issue
a retaliatory proclamation against Spain,
such as Secretary Gresham has threat
ened; This proclamation, if made, would
be under a law of 1890, which author
izes retaliation against countries making
iminst . discriminations against - the
United States. , But Spain claims she is
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arranges her tariff in two columns ac
cording to whether countries are -friendlv
or unfriendly to her and leaves thecotnf!
tries to choose their own place. The re
cent American tariff putting sugar on
dutiable list had the ettectol placing
this coTrmrynn Spain's first column
without any intentional discrimination
on her part. Under this circumstance
If is urged that Secretary Gresham has
no authority to invoke the retaliatory
law of 1890. These contending views
are now being urged between our Min
ister and the members of the Spanish
Cabinet, and definite results are expected
this week, -
IT HAS BEEN SMOKING.
That Is What the Investigating Party
. - - Says of Mount Rainier.
: Seattle, December 27. The Post-Intelligencer
exploring party has fully
confirmed the previous statements that
smoke has ascended from the summit of
Mount Rainier in the last two months,
for the explorers are now camped on the
side of the mountain over half way to
the summit and have actually seen great
volumes of smoke and geysers of steam
pouring from the crater. This news was
brought by a homing pigeon to Fred S.
Meeker's loft at Puyallup, another pig
eon released in the meantime not having
arrived. The men are all well in spite
of the cold, and seem to be boldly push
ing on to the summit. The pigeon which
brought this news arrived at Puyallup
at 3 p. m., Christmas day. The bird lib
erated Monday has not yet arrived, and"
some accident has evidently befallen it.
The following is the message-received :
" St. Elmo's Pass, altitude 8,000 feet,
12 m. Christmas day. The expedition
has demonstrated beyond doubt that
Mount-Rainier has been smoking. .. Yes
terday afternoon, about two hours after
the pigeon was liberated while crossing
the vast snow field dividing the Elysian
fields and Winthrop glacier Major In
graham suddenly shouted: "See the
smoke I See the steam 1' The top of
the mountain was fully five miles away,
and as he Bpoke jets of steam like gey
sers shot upward 200 feet or more, and
farther to the right a column of densely
black Bmoke rose from the crater in fitful
curls to a height of several hundred feet.
Major Ingraham declares that the smoke
is a revelation to him."
international -Wine Exposition. ' '
''Washington, December 27. The
French embassy at Washington has been
informed that applications for space at
the InternationalWine Exposition, which
will be held at Bordeaux May to Decem
ber, 1895, will be received as late as Jan
uary 31 by the Societe Philomathique o'
that cityrwhich has the matter in charge.
Socialist Deputy Jaures Attacks
: the Government
HE IS DENOUNCED A A LIAR
It Creates a Tumult In the Chamber of
Deputies, and Was Followed by the
; Usual Challenge Premier Dupuy Re
proached Jaures. ' -; .--
Paris, December 26. General Mer
cier, Minister of War, introduced to-day
in the Chamber of Deputies a bill pro
viding the death penalty for such mili
tary traitors as Captain Dreyfus. Dep
uty Jaures, Socialist, was delegated by
his party to demand the abolition of the
death penalty in the army. In the course
of his attack upon the government he
said that Dreyfus escaped sentence be
cause the government feared the conse
quences of executing him. Premier
Dupuy reproached Jaures for voicing the
theories of international socialism on a
subject which should appeal to every
Frenchman's loyalty. Jaures shouted
in his reply, pointing to the Ministers .
".You are the internationalists. You
favor the internationalism of Hebrew
capitalists, whom you screen and pro
tect. Yet these Hebrew capitalists,
whom you adopt as your wards, are
swindlers and scamps." - : .
' The Chamber was brought to a high
pitch of excitement by this harangue.
The Socialists cheered approvingly.' The
Ministers interrupted the speaker fre
quently with their protests. As Jaures
reached the climax of his charges M,
Berthou, Minister of Public Works,
sprang to his feet and shouted
" You lie, and you know you lie." -.Jaures'
reply was drowned in a tu
mult, which was stilled after five min
utes by the President's bell. There were
calls for the censuring of Juares, and
eventually Brisson,, the President, re-
3uested him to retract his accusations,
aures refused flatly. He was censured
by the President and expelled tempora
rily from the Chamber. , The sitting was
adjourned in confusion. -Jaures sent his
seconds toBerthbU. " According - to the
arrangements made by the seconds the
duel will be fought with pistols at twenty-five
paces. The duel was the main
tonic of discussion during the intermis-
sion, anu uie uepuues were nmi mu;
of tha mobable cuualtlons when tnesTt
i . i t .:n . .. 1 1 :
ting was resumed. The previous -question
was demanded by the government
as soon as the Chamber came to order,
and was carried against M. Jaures' pror
posal. Alexander Miller, Radical, ar
gued in speech on General Mercier
bill that the existing laws would enable
the government to punish Dreyfus with
death. Lawyer Leveille, Republican,
denied this. Eventually urgency was
votec on the Mercier bill. - "
1 TWO YEARS IN COURT.
The Phonograph Suit AgainstThomas
" Washington, December 26. A deci
sion was to-day rendered in the Supreme
Court ofhe District of Columbia in a
suit pending for nearly ' two years,
brought bK the American Graphone
Company nominally against the Colum
bia Phonograph Company, the real par
ties defendant, being Thomas A. Edison
and the Edison phonograph, works. It
was alleged by the American Graphone
Company that the original Edison tin
foil phonograph was a failure, as the
sound records it made were not accurate,
permanent or capable of being repro
duced as often as desired ; that it could
not be detached from the machine, han
dled and transported ; that the , art as
now known was created by the, inven
tions of Alexander Graham Bell, Chices
A. Bell and Charles 8. Tainter, who be
gan work under the auspices of the Volta
Laboratory Association, and -whose pat
ents were afterward acquired by the
American Graphone Company, and that
every phonograph, every phonograph
cylinder and every phonograph record
became practical and valuable only as
far as it relied upon the principle of the
engraved record as distinguished from
the abandoned method of indenting used
on the. Edison original tinfoil phono
graph. No testimony was taken for the
Columbia Phonograph Company in the
case, and when the time limit fixed by.
the court had almost expired the de
fendant withdrew counsel and allowed a
decree by default.. The cou t finds for
the American Graphone Company on
every point, and issues a decree of in
junction against defendants and orders
an accounting by the auditor to the
court. Other suits are pending in New
Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Ohio
and Kansas. , : - , .:
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Turbulent Tong Haks. ;
Yokohama, December 27. Although
Japanese rule is accepted by the Core
ans generally, the Tong Haks are still
active. Thev have just captured Hai
Chiu, capital of , the province of Whang
Hai Do. : They expelled the Governor,
and installed one of their number in his
place. Three towns in Southern Corea
have been burned by them. Their num
Y'sra are increasing, reinforcements from
the tiger hunters being secured.
The Glolittl Document!.
Rome, December 26. The Senate Com
mittee to consider the famous Giolitti
documents reports . that they are un
worthy of the Senate's attention, as they
in fact do not deserve the name of docu
ments, but should be classed merely as
irrelevant sect papers.
. SOUTHERN REPUBLICS.
More Warlike News From the Guatemala-Mexican
. Oaxaca, Mex., December 26. A cou
rier from the Guatemalan border reports
that there is such a disturbed condition
of affairs on the frontier that farms and
ranches are being abandoned and the
people seeking places of safety from the
depredations and crimes that are being
constantly committed by the bandits
and outlaws following the wake of the
soldiers. . The Guatemalan forces are be
ing strengthened all along the line, and
the Indians and other natives of the
country are being pressed into military
service. - The volunteer troops of this
state, as well as of the Stale of Chiapas,
are equipped and ready to march to the
frontier as soon as war is declared.
; MATTER OF MUCH (SPECULATION.
Acapulco, Mex., December 26. The
extended stay in this harbor of the Eng
lish cruisers Royal Arthur, Champion,
Satellite ami Nymph is a matter of much
speculation as to the plans of England
with the war spirit in this part of the
Pacific. The most generally accepted
belief that these cruiers have some de
signs for the government in connection
with the present dispute over the bound
ary between Mexico and Guatemala, es
pecially in view of the uncommunicative
policy being followed by the command
ers of the boats. The probable attitude
of the United States in the event of
meddling on the part of England is also
a matter being industriouly discussed
in some quarters. The cruisers have
been idle at anchor in this harbor for a
month, and there is no indication of an
No Appointment by Her as Yet of Peace
, Commigsloners. .
Washington, December 27. No in
formation has reached the Japanese le
gation in relation to the appointment of
Peace Commissioners to treat with the
two Chinese Ambassadors recently, ap
pointed. The suggestion is made that
the Japanese government is probably
awaiting the arrival of the Chinese Am
bassadors before making the appoint
ment. The . Japanese commissioners
need not, in fact, be appointed until
some formal proposition is made by the
Chinese envoys. Owing to the fact that
communication from Peking. to Chinese
ports is somewhat delayed on account of
frozen rivers and canals, the arrival of
the Chinese in Japan may be delayed
for some time. Nothing concerning th
report that Shao, one of the .Chinese
Ambftggadorawill not be persona gratia
to the Japanese on account of his action
as Governor of Formosa, has been re
ceived at the legation. A cablegram re
ceived at the legation to-day announced
the convening of Parliament at Tokio
' .-;'' No Further Use for an Agency.
Washington, December 28. The, Sec
retary of the Interior has approved of
the recommendation of the " Commis
sioner of Indian Affairs to relieve Ed
Eells, Indian agent at the Puyallup
agency in-Washington, from his duties
as agent and placing the Superintendent
of the'Puyallup Agency Indian boarding
school in charge of affairs. This action
is taken because the Indians, having
taken their lands in severalty, are be
coming civilized and. educated. This is
a step toward abolishing the agency.
Mr. Eells has been in the service longer
than any other agent, beginning his ca
reer at that point in 1871. He has an
Brewery Boycott Ended. - f .-
Bkrlin, December 27. The longcon
tinued boycott of certain breweries, es
tablished by the Socialists because of the
discharge of a number of the brewery
employes, has been ended. - Richard
Roesicke, manager of the Schulheis
brewery, who is also a Liberal member
of the Reichstag, and Hrr Singer, the
well-known Socialist Deputy, have suc
ceeded in effecting a compromise, under
the terms of which all the men dis
charged from the breweries during . the
struggle will be reinstated when there
are vacancies. " The Socialists arer 'ar
ranging for holding a mass meeting to
ratify ihe agreement.. . , ; ,,,-., .-
' - "-..' Coxey'g Mnnetary Bill. '
Chicago, December 28. Jaeotr S.
Coxey arrived at the Auditorium to-a'ay.
He will go to St. Louis to urge the adop
tion of his bill as a Populist measure by
the conference of Populist leaders which
convenes there this week. Carl Browne
has gone ahead to agitate the matter in
advance of the conference. Hewill present
a long preamble reciting the inadequacy
of the present' monetary system, and a
resolution .which reads: "We are in
favor of the free and ; unlimited coinage
of silver in the ratio of ;16 to 1, and' the
Coxey non-interest-bearing bonds plan,"
Transfer of the Esmeralda.
,' London, December 27. A dispatch' to.
the Times from Lima says the extraor-"
dinary action of the government of Eo- :
uador in permitting the Ecuadorian flag '
to be used in the transfer of the Chilian
cruiser Esmeralda to' Japan has excited
great indignation in Ecuador and adja
cent Republics. The only explanation
offered by President Cordero is that Ec
uador will gain an advantage from the '
- Title to Oregon Property.
Washington, December 26. At th
last session of Congress the House passed
Representative Hermann's bill confirm
ing title to the property owners of the
town Of North BrownaviHo in nran
The Senate Committee reported it to the
general iana omce. ihe Uommissioner
has notified Mr. Hermann that he has
recommended that, t.hn Sonata nooa
bill as it came from the House. This
win assure its passage by the Senate at