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    Hood River Glacier.
It's a Cold Day When We Get Left.
VOL. 6.
NO. 48.
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S. F. BLYTHE, Publisher.
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Talk of Railroad Construction In East-
- era Oregon.
Pendleton, Or., April 34. An offi
cial of the Washington & Columbia
River Railway Company said to an
Associated Press correspondent that the
company is contemplating extending
. the road during the present season.
One plan is to build from Dayton to
Grain City, on the Snake river, where
a productive country would be tapped;
another plan, and one thought to be the
most likely to go through, is to con
struct a new line from Pendleton to
Camas prairie and the John Day re
gion. The John Day line proposed
would be at first built about 100 miles
from Pendleton, in a direction a little
west of south, and would involve even
tually construction through to Califor
nia, ooming into that state at the head
of the Sacramento valley, with San
Francisob as the objective point.
The, line to John Day river has been
projected for several years, and it, has
been the cause of speculation as to
whether the Washington & Columbia
River Company or the O. R.' & N.
would be the first to take hold of it.
From information inparted by your
correspondent's informant, it seems
' likely that the Washington & Columbia
River railroad will take hold of it.
The' line would run into a country
most productive capable of yielding
immense wealth in agrioulture, min
ing, Numbering, stockraising and dairy
ing industries. At the present time,
the people of that section are enjoying
a large measure of prosperity, being
but little affeoted by the hard times.
. Southern Umatilla, Grant, Harney
and Lane counties, in Oregon, ' would
be traversed, and the new road would
enter California at- the northeastern
border of Modoo county in that state. . '
Theodore B. Wilcox, of badd & Til
ton's banking house in - Portland, has
been elected as vice-president of the
Washington & Columbia River under
the plan for reorganization, which goes
into effect soon, Mr. Wilcox has gone
to Europe' and the W. & C. R. offloial
intimates that his visit has something
. to-do with the oompany of which he
is to be a chief officer ,. and perhaps to
arrange for funds with which to put
through the new John Day road.
A Wi e Robbed of Her Property and
Incarcerated With the Insane.
Butte, Mont., April 24. An evening
paper prints a startling story about . a
former well-known woman, Mrs. Jer
ome B. Westgate, having been locked
up in a private madhouse at San Diego,
! Cal., dh; charges-trumped up by her
'husband. About ten years ago the
woman owned large real estate interests
in Butte, but her health failed, and her
husband persuaded her to dispose of her
property and go to California, x Since
then her friends and a sister living here
have hear,d little from her. ' Some weeks
ago the sister , received an anonymous'
, letter informing her that Mrs. West'
gate was. incarcerated in a private asy
lum at San Diego. The former at once
went to .her sister's rescue, and secured
her release, and has just returned to
Butte with her. ' Mrs. Westgate . is. a
physical wreck. : She .says that just
after they settled in San Diego she in
vented her money successfully, whihj
her. husband "became worthless. " She
threatened to sue for a divorce and then
. he schemed to get possession of her
property. He destroyed their marriage
certificate and denied that she was his
wife. ' She claims that he drugged her
and had her confined in a private asy-
, lum and kept her in a solitary cell for
weeks. , Friends charged her husband
with her murder, and in this way her
whereabouts were discovered. Mrs.
Westgate has seoured a copy of her
marriage certificate, and will return to
San Diego to secure the recovery trf her
No Affair of England's.
London, April 25. In the commons
today the government announced it
could not interfere in the matter of the
imprisonment of the ex-queen of Ha
waii.' -
The Omaha Exchange Cen
sures Secretary Morton.
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It Is Alleged That the High Prices
Were Caused Entirely by a
Shortage of Cattle.
Omaha, April 25. The Omaha live
stock exchange today censured Secre
tary of Agriculture Morton "for his
erroneous ideas at present , working to
the great detriment of the cattle inter
ests of the country in creating a wrong
impression as to the relative cost of
cattle and beef."
After reciting the manner of his in
vestigations, this resolution was adopt
ed: ; . '
"Be it resolved, That we, the mem
bers of the South Omaha livestock ex
change, call the attention of the honor
able secretary of agriculture . and the
country at large to the fact that, dur
ing the first there months of the pres
ent year cattle receipts at Chicago,
with full . corn crop in Illinois, In
diana and adjacent territory, fell off 17
per cent as against 1894; Kansas City
receipts fell off 18 per cent, notwith
standing a big increase in Texas ship
ments, and at Omaha, in the very
heart of- the drouth-stricken country,
receipts fell off 82 per cent. -
' On account of this shortage, cattle
prices advanoed from $1 to $2 per 100
pounds, as oompared with a year ago,
and the higher prioes for beef naturally
followed. With the higher prices for
beef and the press agitation on this
subject, consumption fell off, and cat
tle values declined in consequence. We
regard the present depression in cattle
values, however, as only temporary, as
the indications are that the next three
months of this yea will witness fur
ther 'eduction in the available cattle
supply of fully 50 per cent. We are
satisfied that there can be no combine
possible among the beef packers, on
account of the increased number of
buyers in all the leading markets, and
the diversified interests represented by
Statement From the Secretary.
Washington, April 25. Secretary
Morton was shown the resolutions
adopted by the St Louis livestook
exchange deprecating the agitation
about the alleged packers' combine
and attributing the reductions in price
of live cattle of 16 oents per 100
pounds in the last two weeks to such
agitation. He said the statement of the
St. Louis livestock exchange would
lead to the belief that the alleged com-.
bine of dressed-beef conoerns existed. '
"If the agitation, as they term it,"
said he, '.'has caused a decline in the
price of cattle on the hoof, why is it a
similar calamity has not occurred in
the price of dressed beef? It remains
the same, and in some cases is even
higher. Their own -statement, coupled
with the prices of dressed beef, answers
their complaint. . v
A Remarkable ' Admission Made
"Lucky" Baldwin In a Suit.
iSan Francisco, April - 25. E. J.
Baldwin, better known as "Lucky"
Baldwin, the millionaire horse-owner,
mining man and landed proprietor, has
filed a most remarkable demurrer to the
suit- of Miss '. Lillian Ashley against
him" for Beduction. Baldwin has so
many times been the object of similar
suits that, as he has said, he no longer
worries about a little thing like that.
The 'latest suit against him is that of
Lillian Ashley, formerly of Boston,
who alleges that while she was visiting
in Los Angeles the aged millionaire ,
won her affections and betrayed her. -Now
she wants $50,000 as compensa
tion. Some time ago Baldwin filed a
demurrer , to the ; complaint, alleging
that it did not set forth facts sufficient
for action. This demurrer was over
ruled, and today another was filed in
Judge Slack's court. : : ' '
In this second demurrer Baldwin
piotnes himself as a gay deceiver nd
says that his reputation is so well
known that no woman of experience
would trust him. The demurrer sets
forth- that Miss Ashley is a wise woman,
acquainted with men and the ways of
the, world, and should be able to dis
tinguish between sincerity and deceit
Mr. Baldwin states that she knew he
was a married man and unable to keep
a promise of marriage. ,- Consequently,
she did not place reliance in him,
though she declares she did. The de
murrer says that, knowing " that Bald
win was a married man, she ought to
have understood his protestations of
love were insincere, and that his ex
pressed sentiments of affection were but
the means toward an end. Miss Ash
ley knew the general character of her
betrayer, and Bhould not have permit
ted herself to be led from the . path of
virtue by suoh evidently insincere pro
testations of love. The demurrer al
leges that no promise of money consid
eration for anticipated betrayal can be
held to be good in law, and that it does
not appear from the face of the com
plaint that any other promise had been
made. .
It May Be Rescinded so Far an It Re
. lates to Knights of Pythias. .
New York April 24. A special from
Laporte, Ind., says: . The Catholic
Knights of Pythias of Indiana have de
cided not Jto obey the decree from Rome
that requires them to leave the order
as a prerequisite of membership in the
church. . .
There are about 5,000 members, and
they are unanimous in the decision
that, as the church gave its consent to
their joining the order, it is not right
that they should now be called upon
to leave it. ' They are encouraged in
this deoision by the clergy who are not
heartily supporting the decree. Infor
mation received here is . to the effect
that the question of rescinding the de
cree is now being considered by the
propaganda at Rome, which issued it.
The story is that the particular oppo
sition to the Knights of Pythias arose
from the fact that German Catholics
Knights of Pythias were displeased
with the action of the supreme conclave
in deciding . that there should be no
lodge work in the German language.
The German Catholio Knights went to
the clergy and told their tale. ,: The
German bishops sent their statements
to. Rome, and the propaganda acted
upon it. The Irish Catholics have
since sent their story to Rome and it is
believed that this is such a strongly
supported argument that the propa
ganda will rescind it. ,' '
Corbett Finally Convinced That Fltz
slmmons Intends to Fight. ; .,-
Indianapolis, April 22. Champion
J. J. Corbett this afternoon received
the following telegram from bis man
ager: "Fitz'simmons will put up his money
next week sure, and it is a go. Take
care of yourself ." - . ,
When the champion had read the
message he said:
"That settles it at last, and now for
the first time I feel sure the match is a
go. I shall close my theatrical dates
at St. Louis two weeks earlier than I
intended, and after a rest of three weeks
will go into training at Asbury Park.
I am certainly glad the match is closed
for I have been anxious to show the
world the merits of the two men. I
expect to win, as I think , I outclass
Fitzsimmons, who is a clever man. I
will go into the ring in better conditon
than ever before. I think I know every
move and blow in boxing, and I am
sure I will never be put out, except by
a chance blow, which is something that
may occur to any man. "
Stockmen Want an Investigation.
Kansas City, Mo., April 23. The
board of directors of the Livestock ex
change here yesterday directed the
following letter to Secretary Morton:
"We, the members of the Kansas
City Livestock exchange, have noticed
with profound regret the recent news
paper agitation about the increasing
cost of livestock and the unwarranted
and untrue statements made. Alleged
conversations with you about a proposed
investigation have been the basis of a
series of newspaper articles, which have
had the effect of causing the market for
livestock to be unwarrantably agitated.
We can only attribute this, and its con
sequent serious loss, as the direct re
sult of the reports alleged to have or
iginated from your department concern
ing investigations you propose to make;
prices of livestock have decreased corre
spondingly with the consumption of
beef, and we, therefore,, respectfully
protest against the widespread agita
tion, for which your, department has
been responsible, and respectfully sug
gest that the. investigation be made
quickly and without harmful agitation.
We oourt a full investigation of all in
terests connected with the : livestock
market" ' "- - . - : . -' ' -.
' . 1. Some Good In Sullivan. ,,
Boston, April. 23. Ex-Champion
John L. Sullivan distinguished himself
as a life-safer this afternoon. Just, be
fore 4 o'clock he heard a woman scream
in the rear of . the house in which he
was stopping. He ran down the stair
way and saw there was a , fir in the
kitchen and Mrs. Margaret: Donnell,
the cook, was in danger of beng burned
to death, her clothiihg having beqn ig
nited from - the stove. : He quickly
wrapped a big mat around the woman
and succeeded in' extinguishing the fire.
She was badly burned, but the chances
are favorable for her recovery. : John's
hands were burned in several places,
and he was obliged to call on a doctor,
but the wounds are not serious. . i
The New Portuguese Minister.
Washington, April 28. The newly
appointed Portuguese minister, Senor
August Tbediem, will , arrive in Wash
ington about four weeks hence. He is
now at Rome, where he has filled for
some time the post of first secretary to
the Portuguese legation. .- He. is now
40 years of age. The Portuguese lega
tion at Washington, since the transfer
of Senor Souza Rosa to - Paris a year
ago, has been under the . charge of
Senor Ignacio da CoBta Duarte.the consul-general
of Portugal at Saa Fran
cisco. Upon the arrival of Thediem,
Duarte, who has performed the duties
of minister in a very satisfactory man
ner, will return to California.; - .
Count Ito and Viscount Matsu
Congratulated. .
Japanese Told to Observe the Spirit of
the Treaty and to Strive for
National Prosperity.
Yokohama, April 24. An official
dispatch says that Count Ito, president
of the Japanese council of ministers,
and Viscount Matsu, the Japanese min
ister of foreign affairs, the two officials
who negotiated the treaty of peace with
Li Hung Chang and his son, Lord Ii, at
Simonosaki, were received in audience
by the emperor before their return to
Hiroshima. - The emperor said:
"The principal points of- the treaty
are entirely satisfactory, and add much
to the glory of the empire. I am high
ly pleased at the signal service rendered
by you." '
The following imperial proclamation
was issued this afternoon:
. "Through peace national prosperity
is best promoted, Unfortunately the
rupture of relations with China forced
upon us a war which, after the lapse of
ten months, is not yet ended. During
this period our minister in concert with
the army, navy and diet have done all
in their power to further our aims in
obedience to our instructions. ' Our ar
dent desire .with the assistance of our
subjects in loyalty and sincerity is to
restore peace, and thereby attain our ob
ject the promotion of national pros
perity. Now that peace is negotiated
and an armistice proclaimed a perma
nent cessation of hostilities is near at
hand. The terms of peace fixed by our
ministers of state give us complete sat
isfaction. The peace and glory thus
secured renders the -present a 'fitting
time to enlighten you as to the course of
our future policy.
"We are rejoiced at the recent vic
tories which have enhanced the glory
of our empire. At the same time, we
are aware that the end of the' road
which must be traversed by the empire
in the march of civilization is still far
distant and remains yet to be attained.
We therefore hope in common with our
loyal subjects that we shall always
guard against self-contentedness; but in
a spirit of modesty and humility strive
to perfect our military defense without
falling into extremes. In short, it is
our wish that the government and
the people alike shall work to a com
mon end, and that our subjects of all
classes strive each in his sphere for the
purpose of laying the foundation of
permanent prosperity.
"It is hereby definitely made known
that no countenance will be gWen by
us to such as, through conceit at the
recent victories, may offer insult to an
other state or injure our relations with
friendly powers, especially as regards
China. After the exchange of the rati
fications of the treaty for peace, friend
ship should be restored and endeavors
made to increase more than ever before
the relations of good neighborhood. . . '
' "It is our pleasure that our subjects
pay1 due respect to these, our expressed
wishes. 'V - : ' , ;
The following is the text of the
statement issued by the Japanese gov
ernment denying that it had concluded
ail offensive and defensive alliance with
China, and declaring that the commer
cial advantage claimed by Japan will
also be enjoyed by other powers, under
the favored -nation treaty:
Misapprehensions are reported cur
rent in Europe regarding the terms of
the Japan-China treaty. It has been
represented that Japan has secured a 2
per cent ad valorem duty on, imports
and formed an offensive and defensive
alliance with China., The commercial
concessions secured by Japan beyond
these already secured by a '. treaty with
the powers under the favored-nation
clause, comprise the right to navigate
the Yang-tse-Kiang to Chun- Khmg,
and also the Woong Sung river and the
canal leading to Soo Chow and Hang
Chow, and the right to import machin
ery and certain goods duty free and es
tablish factories. These concessions
are not exclusive to Japan. They nat
urally extend, to European powers in
virtue of the favored-nation . clause.
In securing these privileges for all Ja
pan expects the approval of all the pow
ers. -. "! ' . '
The reported offensive and defensive
alliance does not exist.
Damages for Breach of Promise, ,
Wheeling, W. y a. , April 24. Miss
Trudie Barnes, a well-known lady-, of
Ritchie county, has brought suit for
$20,000, for an alleged breach of prom
ise, against J. C. McGregor,,, one. of
the best-known business men in the
state. She claims that she had her
wedding trousseau ready when .Mc
Gregor changed his mind and married
another lady. ; McGregor is a son of the
late Senator McGregor, and is well-to-do.
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':.'' Miss Field's p"aper Will 8top. ;
Washington, April 24. Kate Field's
Washington, a weekly paper establish
ed by Miss Field in 1890, will suspend
publication until next winter, owing
to the ill-health of its owner.
No Offensive and Defensive Alliance
Made With China.
Yokohama, April 28. The govern
ment has issued a statement denying
that it has concluded an' offensive and
defensive alliance with China, and de
claring that the commercial advan
tages secured by Japan under the terms
of the treaty will also be enjoyed by
the other powers under the most-favored-nation
Paris, April 23. The Debats says,
in a leader on the situation in the Ori
ent: "The Japanese occupation of Liau
Tong is a menace to both Peking and
Corea. If Japan expects Russia to re
nounce her policy toward Corea, she
probably has made a great mistake.
Moreover, France will not leave Russia
isolated in the East, and Germany is
not disposed to regard indifferently Ja
pan's encroachment Japans' conditions
tions of peace are immoderate. ... Her
ambitions ought to be brought down at
once. England will incur a grave re
sponsibility if she separates herself
from the rest of Europe at this deoisive
moment Prior to the exchange of the
ratifications, Japan ought to see that a
revision of the treaty is necessary and
effect it voluntarily."
London, April 23. The Standard
contends that Great Britain does not
need to take the initiative in interfer
ing with China and Japan. If the
other powers, it adds, want to modify
the treaty of peace, let them act. Great
Britain's policy is one of quiet, vigi
lant self protection. The Standard will
say tomorrow, in a leader on the treaty
of peace between China and Japan:
"Except in a commercial way, no two
of the European powers have a common
interest in the East; hence the strength
of Japan's position." ,
All Differences Expected to Be Adjust
' ed at the Buffalo Meeting.
Cleveland, April 23. The officers of
the grand lodge of the order of Elks
said today:
"Indications are that the friction
which has existed in the order of Elks
during the past year will be settled, all
differences adjusted and the order be
stronger than ever. In accordance
with resolutions adopted at the meeting
in Chicago March 18, at which both
factions were: represented,, more than
200 of the 800 lodges of the order have
indorsed the action taken,' and decided
to send grand lodge members to the
meeting to be held in Buffalo May 80.
Grand Exalted Ruler William Friday,
of Brooklyn, issued the call for the spe
cial meeting stating that the sentiment
in the organization is to meet as broth
ers all .questions of personal interest.
There is assurance from leading mem
bers that the Buffalo meeting will re
sult in complete harmony in the
ranks." -. ... s
The Hon. A. Foran, who was attor
ney for the Atlantic City faction in the
recent litigation, says there is no truth
in the report of the probable settlement
of the difficulty. He declared the ac
tion of the Cleveland lodge in instruct
ing that a member of the grand lodge
be sent to the Buffalo meeting was il
legal, and that it will be . reoonsidered
at the next meeting.; He says the con
tests between the factions will be waged
to the end, and he is confident the kside
he represents will. win. : ...
Little Doubt That Bicyclist Letti Was
Murdered by Kurds in Armenia. -
:Pittsburg April. 23. Relatives of
Frank Lenz, the Pittsburg' cyclist who
was making a trip around the world on
his wheel for Outing, are now convinced-
hi was murdered, by the Kurds
in Armenia - at the beginning of the
massacre there. T. P. Langhans, cou
sin of the wheelman, has just received
a letter confirming this belief. The
letter is written by an American mis
sionary in Armenia, but his name' can
hot be given for fear the ' letter 'might
find its way back to Armenia, ; and his
life would be endangered, because ' he
confirms the specal- Armenian letter of
the Associated press of. last Friday.
The missionary says the situation is
serious, and danger is imminent. v He
says the Armenians intend to fight if or
their liberty. Speaking of ' Lenz, the
missionary says he has reliable inf orma
tion that he wa,s : killed 'last May at
Koordal, on the: Alshgard: plain, near
the famous'; pass of. Del Babaka. The
missionary talked with a man who
says Lenz arrived at Karakalessen on
what the native said was a two-wheeled
cart ' Two days later the man saw the
dead body of the wheelman at Zedikan.
From the description given, there is
little doubt it was the body of Lenz.
The missionary has sent for three
men who also saw the body, and expects
to be able to tell just how Lenz met his
death. -. : . '
' The American Society in London,
London, April 23. The Globe, com
menting on the banquet of the new
American society in London, last night,
says: The society is certain to be suc
cessful if the membership is confined
to desirable members. Nobody has a
greater horror of a bouncing, bragging,
vulgarian than a cultivated American
gentleman. , .
The Slump in Crude Petrol
eum Continues. -
The Late Transactions Demonstrate the
Fact That the Monopoly Will .
Fix the Price of Crude Oil. , '
Pittsburg, April 23. The Standard
Oil Company reduced the purchasing
price of credit balances at its agencies
to $2.25 this morning. This is 15 cents
less than it paid yesterday, and 35 cents
less than the price of Thursday. , This
still further demonstrates the fact that
the monopoly will fix the price of crude
oil, and that those who trade in any of
the outstanding certificates are taking
quite a risk if they think they can make
a price that the Standard will have to
follow. This reduction caused another
big slump , in exchange prices. May
oil opened at $2. 20, and gradually drop- ,
ped to $1.97, the latter price being the
close. Not a single trade was reported
on the local exchange. At Oil City the
trading was also very light, the market
declining to $1.97. on the few transac
tions made. The Standard bought all -credit
balances offered at $2.25 today,
and some certificates of oil on the Oil
City exchange as low as $1.98. This
also goes to show that some people do
not care about holding certificates at
present for higher ' prices, while the
Standard is reducing the purchasing
price. . - The stand taken by the Stand
ard in the last few days will surely stop
speculation in certificate oil. Hereto
fore producers would demand a certifi
cate for each 1,000 barrels run in the
pipe lines. The certificates were placed
in the hands of brokers on 'change, who
would sell them for a better prices than
offered at the Standard purchasing
agencies. Now the exchange prices are
so erratic that instead they are holding
certificates, hoping for better prices.
On 'change the producers will do busi
ness direct with the monopoly, at what
ever price it considers oil is worth.
This will kill ; off speculaton, ior,
without these certificates, and the Stan
dard now owns the bulk of them,
there will be nothing to speculate with
that represents any unusual value.
A Story of Starvation, Incarceration
. and Drudgery.
HouBton, Tex., April 28. R. D.
Hardy, a negro, arrived here yesterday
after a long starvation trip from the
state of Durango, in Mexico, whence he
escaped the guards of the Mexican Col
onization Company, then braved the
wild beasts of the Mexican wilderness
and endured the hardships of traveling
without money. He was half starved
and scantily clad when he reached here
on his return t Union, Ala. , from
which place he enlisted in the cause of
the company from which he escaped.
He is of middle age.. '
He tells a story of starvation, incar
ceration, drudgery, and worse than
slavery imposed on the colonized ne
groes, which makes the listener heart
sick with sympathy. He says he was
induced to leave home with the hope of
future reward and affluent ease. . He,
with 1,000 others, reached the promis
ed land some time in January. He
says that not a single one of the prom
ises made them has been fulfilled, and
that there is not one of the colony who
would not gladly return if they all were
not prevented by armed guards of dan
gerous Mexicans and Spaniards.
The homes given colonists were but
roofless inclosures, with different sec
tions in which several families and
persons were forced to stay. They
labored' from sunrise to sunset, and
were furnished tough beef and corn and
water bread , on which1 to subsist, the
corn being ground by the cooks of each
mess to Whom these rations were issued
each evening. No Sunday was ob
served, and all who rested on that day
were permitted to do so without the
privilege of eating. .: The ground was
their bed and the covering was such as
a few had brought with them. Many
constructed improvised roofs over them
with stalks of brush.
They were cut off from the outside
world and not permitted to correspond
with relatives or friends. There was
no railroad within miles of the colony,
and many dangers encompass those who
try to escape from what Hardy calls a
colonial bastial. . He and four others
made their escape some three-weeks ago
and although he became separated from
his companions and suffered great hard-'
ships he at length entered Texas at El
Paso. He is - with friends here, and
after rest and food will continue his
. Wales to Visit Newport.
Newport, R. L, April 22. The an
nouncement was made today that the
Prince of Wales will visit Newport
during the summer. The information
was furnished as ooming from a promi
nent society man, who received a letter
from England announcing his royal
highness will attend the cup races and
visit Newport for several weeks.