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VOL. 6. - - HOOD RIVER, OREGON, SATURDAY. MAY 4, 1895. NO. 49.
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ANSEL WHITE'S HEIRS
An Olympia Attorney Said to
Be Among Them.'
HIS LIFE IN THE NORTHWEST
White' Neighbor. Say That the Old
Man Wh In the Habit of,'
Olympia, Wash., May 2. Preston
M. Troy, a young attorney of this oity,
today received news that he was heir
to a New York estate of $4,000,000, by
'"" will of Ansel White, for whom search
had been- in progress so long. For
many years Ansel White resided alone
on a ranch adjoining the father of P.
M. Troy in Clallam county. White
was a bachelor and lived in a log oabin
on his ranch for twenty years. May
18, 1888, he died at the age of 76
years, and was buried in the land on
which he lived so long. White took a
fancy to young Troy, and made a will
-making him sole heir and legatee. Just
prior to his death, however, ne sold
his ranch for a nominal price, retain
ing a life interest, and at the time of
his death was supposed to have quite a
lot of money in his possession. Yet
none was ever found, although search
was made high and low. His neigh
bors believe he buried the money some
where on the ranch.
White was extremely eccentrio, and
seldom held communication with any
one except the Troy family. Before
coming to Washington he made some
money in California. Seven hundred
dollars of this he handed to a woman
in San Francisoo as he was about to
leave, telling her to keep it for him
. until he called for it ' He left no word
"""in San Franoisco regarding his destina
tion,' and this fact has for fifteen years
balked those searching for him to in
form him of his having fallen heir to
the estate in New York. It was sup
posed that Ansel White's was one of
those unknown bodies found floating in
" the San Francisoo harbor, yet during
: the past two years W. Pierpont White,
a son of Ansel White's nephew, has
been searching for the lost heir or for
conclusive evidences of his death. He
was traced to California. Advertising
led to the identity of the old rancher as
the missing heir for whom long search
had been made. At the time of mak
ing the will there is little probability
, that the old man was -aware -that the
New York estate was his. This, how
ever, does not affect the will made. It
was executed in accordance with law,
and the witnesses are still .living.
i Amonsr White's former neighbors in
. Port Angeles it is generally known that
the will is in the possession of Preston
' Troy, who has taken steps to have the
will acknowledged.- , . :
' White Made Many Wills. J
Port Townsend, Wash., May 2. The
neighbors and friends of Ansel White
state positively that he has made no
less than three wills to as many differ
ent persons. Usually for some trivial
favor tendered he would make out a
will leaving all of his property uncon
ditionally to his benefaotor's child.
Then if anything went wrong he would
change the name of the benenoiary.
These acknowledgements were always
taken before some authorized officer,
Steps are now being taken to prove
that White made a will leaving all of
his possessions to half a dozen persons,
Japan Preparing for Defence.
Berlin. Mav. 2. The Frankfurter
Zeitunghasa St. Petersburg dispatoh
which savs that Japan is malting ex
tensive -oreoarations for defense. She
has mobilized large bodies of troops,
and has erected fortifications and
Mocked 'imnortant ooast points with
mines. Several swift steamers have
recently been bought for the Japanese
government in England ana America.
Russia, the dispatch says, is still send
ing troops to Vladivostock. '
NEWS BY STEAMER.
Ravage, of Cholera Am-ng the Japan
' e.e Troop.. ' "
Victoria, B. C, May 2. The Em
press of China arrived this afternoon,
eleven days from Yokohama, with ad
vices to April 19, as follows:
The capture of the principal stations
on the Pescadores islands was easily
effected by the Japanese during the last
week of March, the process being simi
lar to the seizure of the Northern
stronghold. Admiral Ito, in the flag
ship Matsushima, conducted the na
val operations, in which six of his fleet
were engaged. Pang Hu and several
smaller islands of the group were oc
cupied after merely nominal resist
ance, and troops would have proceeded
to Formosa before this' but for the out
break of cholera, which has completely
incapacitated the Japanese force and
created great alarm. The entire num
ber of troops sent Southward was only
about 5,000, and of these 500 had died
at last advices, while 1,000 were in the
hospital. The exoessive mortality is
attributed to the unhealthy climate of
the Pescadores, to the bad quality of
the water and to the sudden change
from the oool weather of Japan to the
temperature of upward of 90 degrees.
In Manchuria cholera has also appear
ed, but not in so threatening a form,
and the latest reports are reassuring.
Strenuous efforts are being made to
prevent the disease from spreading.
The town of Ujina, near Hiroshima,
has been isolated, and most rigid quar
antine regulations are everywhere en
forced. There has also been an epidemic
of smallpox in the Yamanashi prefec
ture, the number of cases being 3,000.
Treasury Receipt. Will Fall Off Forty-
Washington, May 2. Treasury re-
ceipte during the month of April have
not met the expectations of offioials,
and the indications are the deficit at
the end of the fiscal year will be little
if any less than $45,000,000. The re
ceipts for the month of April amount
to $24,247,836 and the expenditures to
$32,952,690, leaving a deficit of $8,-
704,854 for the month, and for the fis
cal year to date $45,247,000. The re
ceipts from internal revenue show a
falling off for April as compared with
the same month in 1894 of , more than
$700,000, and a falling off for the ten
months of the fiscal year of about $2,-
000,000. During the remaining two
months of the fiscal year there will be
no extraordinary expenditures. The
pension payments will amount to about
$22,000,000, and $1,250,000 will be re
paid on interest account, The net re
sult of the year is not expected to differ
materially from today's figures, and yet
in making this estimate a considerable
revenue from the inoome tax is antici
pated. INDIAN TROUBLES.
Red men on the White Earth Reserva
tion Causing Trouble.
Duluth, Minn., May 2. The set
tlers around the White Earth Indian
reservation are greatly excited over
possible trouble with the Indians, and
some of them are even talking of leav
ing the district for a time. ' It is feared
that the Indians will cause a disturb
ance when the next allotment is made,
as many of the redmen who have white
blood in their , veins, will be debarred
from receiving land, and this is mak
ing them ugly.i Arrangements are now
being made for holding a ghost dance
against the prders of the department,
and Major Baldwin, the commissioner,
has sent word to Washifagton that there
may be trouble, and that troops may
be needed to prevent bloodshed. , . '
"Rights of a Telephone Company.
St. Paul, May 2. By a majority
opinion the supreme oburt sustained
the lower oourt in holding that the
state law of 1893, granting to tele
phone and electiro light companies the
right of eminent domain the same as
railroad companies, was proper and
right. Farmer Joshua Ocater objected
to the erection of telephone poles in
front of his place and took the matter
in the courts. The lower court held
that the telephone companies had the
right to place the poles there without
compensation to the land -owner, as it
was a publio seryioe, and a part of that
for which the road was laid out. This
verdict was "sustained today, although
Chief Justioe Stuart and Justice Buck
dissented. The decision is of much
The Cruiser Minneapolis.
Washingtion, May 2. The official
report of the final trial of the cruiser
Minneapolis has reached the navy ae-
partment, and shows that the vessel is
practically faultless, even under, . ex
treme conditions of service. Without
effort the Minneapolis maintained a
speed for forty-eight hours within a
small fraction of 20 knots without us
ing her blowers for assisting her fires,
which in the tropios, is unprecedented.
The Crossley Telescope.
San Franoisco, May 2. The neces-
sary money to bring the great Crossley
reflecting telesoope, from England to
California has been raised, and the tel
escope will be placed in the observa
tory at Mount Hamilton..
NO FAIR THIS YEAR
So Washington Commission
ers Have Decided.
OTHER FAIRS WOULD CONFLICT
They Will Save All the Money Possible
for a Grand Display of Ki
v hiblta Next Tear.
North Yakima, May 1. At the reg
ular monthly meeting of the state fair
commission this evening, it was unani
mously decided to forego holding a fair
in the ooming fall. Reavis, of bpo-
kane, and Engle, of Seattle, outside
members of the commission, wrote let
ters highly commending such action.
The local members were seconded by
leading merchants and farmers, in ad
dition to Senator Lesh and Representa
tive Milroy. The commission was or
ganized late in the season, and was
thus debarred from making necessary
arrangements in time to advantageous
ly get before the people of the state.
Spokane's fruit fair and Oregon's state
fair have been assigned dates . that
would have- conflicted with the state
fair, which latter is fixed by law, and
oould not be changed". The commis
sioners feel that the general depression,-
low prices of crops and the inability of
the farmers and general public to come
to Yakima this fall make it almost
mandatory that the states' money
should not be jeopardized or injudici
ously expended. The expenses this
year will be small, as only the grounds
must be maintained. The commission
will have almost a full appropriation
for the fair in 1896, at which time the
exhibits, it is hoped, will do credit to
Washington and the Pacific Northwest.
Cousin to Lincoln. .
Reading, Pa., May 1. John- Lin
coln, aged 86, a cousin of Abraham
Lincoln, is an inmate of the almshouse
here. . He is tall, muscular and, clean
shaven, and his features much resemble
those of the martyr president. Recent
ly his mind has given way. He is the
son of Thomas Lincoln, a wealthy
farmer and hotel keeper, who died in
1859. , John inherited $30,000, and-in
his. time was regarded as a great sport
His money went rapidly and he was
finally compelled through family es
trangements to go to the county alms
house. His wife, Mrs. Annie Lincoln,
died at her home in Exeter, this coun
ty, a few days ago.
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A Fraudulent Concern.
New York, May 2. Judge Book-
staver in the special term of the court
of common pleas today granted an or
der permitting Attorney-General Han
cock to bring suit in the name of the
people for the dissolution of the Equit
able Mutual Fire Insurance Corpora
tion. . It is alleged that the corporation
had fraudulently represented to the in
surance department that it had a capi
tal stock of $200,000, consisting of
$60,000 in cash iand $140,000 in sol
vent notes, whereas it had only $6,100.
It is also charged that its liabilities ex
ceed the assets by $53,091.
Broken Pottery Trust. ,
Arkon, O., May 2. The, combina
tion of pottery manufacturers known
as the Akron Canton Stoneware Agen
cy, which has sold more than two-
thirds of the stoneware of the United
States for the last ten years, has been
broken. Thirteen companies were rep
resented. The immediate effect of the
disruption will be to paralyze prices
in the stoneware industry.
The Carson Mint Investigation.
Carson, Nev. , May 2. The prosecu
tion in the Jones investigation closed
today, and the case was postponed until
May 10. Cashier Bender, of the First
National Bank of Reno, was the only
witness examined today. He' said
James Henry cashed certificates of de
posit with him to the amount of over
$5,000, which he had received from
the Reno reduction works for bullion.
For a Statue of Monroe.
Washington, May 1. Advices re
ceived at the Venezuelan legation state
that a popular subscription has been
opened at Caracas for the statue of
President Monroe, which is to com
memorate the Monroe doctrine. Man
uel Carrillon opens the subscription
with 100 bolivars, a coin equal to a
frano. ' , .
Deficit in University Fund..
: San Francisoo, May 2. It was stated
at the meeting ' of the university re
gents today that there would be a de
ficit of about $12,000 in the university
funds. Consequently there will have
to be a retrenchment, and the contem
plated engagement of new teachers
will be abandoned.
The Paoific Coast Failures.
San Francisco, April 80. The Brad
street Mercantile Agency reports six
teen failures in the Paoifio coast states
and territories for the week ended yes
terday, as oompared with thirteen for
the previous week and thirteen for the
corresponding week of 1894.
BILL COOK, THE DESPERADO.
He Tells a Reporter of Hi. Crime, and
Glories In Them. '
Albany, New York, May 1. Bill
Cook, the noted desperado, who a
under a forty -five year sentence, has
been put at work making shirts in, the
Albany penitentiary. In the peniten
tiary yesterday a reporter had a long
talk with Cook in which he told why
he went into the bandit business.
"The government," said Bill, "is to
blame for nearly all of the outlaws that
are infesting the Western and South
ern country. The old saying that
whisky is the downfall of many a man
is true, as it is in my case,. Nearly
every man who becomes an outlaw in
the territory is driven to it by the gov
ernment officers, many of whom over
ride their duty. The cause of this is
the hardships they have undergone
dodging officers. My home is near Gib
son City, Oklahoma territory. I was
arrested more than a year ago on the
charge of selling liquor without a li
cense. I managed to get out on bonds,
and as I did not return for trial, the
offioers began a search for me, and the
more they chased after me the more I
became desperate, and this was the
starting point in my career.
"After I had started out to be an
outlaw and bandit I was soon joined
by 'Skeeter,' whose real name is Thur
man Baldine, Cherokee Bill, French
and others. The three I have named
were my lieutenants. French was
killed a few months ago while resisting
arrest 'Skeeter' . is serving 'a forty
year term in the Detroit prison, while
Cherokee Bill, who is a negro, is now
confined in. the Fort Smith jail, await
ing a trial on several charges of mur
der. , So you can see our entire gang
has been done away with.
"I was arrested in Texas, and I was
taken by surprise so that I did not have
time to resist If I had, some one
would have been hurt before they
would have taken me alive. In fact,
it has always been my intention never
to be taken alive.
"No, I do not regret my career, and
if they wonld take those irons off my
legs and hands and allow me my free,
dom, I would make straight for the
territory and begin the same work over
again. Yes, I have had thousands of
dollars, but it's all gone now. I spent
money as fast as I got it. ..',';
"I was a bandit for more than a year,
during which time my health was good.
I have to serve forty-five years now. I
hope, however, after serving a fe'
years to secure my pardon. It is only
a matter of a short time when some
other bandit will spring up and do even
bolder acts than any of my gang did."
SAN FRANCISCO FINANCES.
No Money to Meet the Expense, of the
Next two Months.
San Francisoo, April 80. The city
officials have not as yet been able to
solve the problem of how to tide over
the city's financial distress until the
beginning of the next fiscal year, June
1. "While the mayor, the supervisors
and the heads of departments were
wrestling with the subject yesterday
the supreme court was engaged in writ
ing a. decision, affirming its former de
cisions that the expenses of one year
may not be paid out of the revenue of
another. - In other words, the city can
not mortgage its future, although the
expense of maintaining the fire depart
ment and publio institutions for the
remaining two months of the fiscal year
will be $125,000, to .meet which there
is practically nothing in the treasury.
Taken with the refusal of contractors
to furnish supplies to the hospitals,
almshouses and county jails after April
30, this is the condition of affairs that
has caused the finance committee to do
a great deal of figuring to carry on the
functions of the government As the
salary demands each month amount to
$185,000, it was proposed that the em
ployes of the oity should forego the
drawing of sararies for April until May
29. Of course this plan does not meet
with the approval of ' the employes.
After much talking the official gather
ing adjourned without having accom
plished any thing:
Mexican Indian. Said to Be Preparing
for the Warpath.
Nogales, Ariz., April 29. The Oasis
is in reoeipt of a special from Minas
Priestas, Sonora, conveying the intelli
gence that there is danger of an upris
ing against the Mexican authorities by
the Yaqui Indians in the southeren
part of Sonora.
The Indians have given the Mexi
can government a great deal, of trou
ble, but have been quiet of late. Many
of their warriors have gone to work,
and are employed as laborers in the
mines, on the railroads and elsewhere.
They make very faithful and efficient
workmen. It is now learned that these
men have been investing all their spare
cash in arms and ammunition of the
most approved patterns, which they
have been accumulating for many
months in the mountain fastnesses of
the tribe. Itis believed that they are
nearly ready for an uprising, when
they will descend upon the settlements
along the Yaqui river, and repeat the
horrid butcheries that have several
times previously been the experience
of the settlers along that river.
THE EPINAL DISASTER
List of Fatalities of the Dyke
OVER ONE HUNDRED THUS FAR
These .Figure. Will Be Inorea.ed When
-All District. Swept by the
Water. Are Heard From.
Epinal, France, April 30. The list
of fatalities by the breaking of the great
Bouzey dyke in the Epinal district of
the Vosges increases every hour. One
hundred and fifteen deaths have already
been reported, but only fifty bodies
have been recovered.. It is believed the
list will be in excess of these figures
when all the districts have been heard
from. It is supposed many of the dead
were swept into isolated places, where
they will be a long time before found.
The whole -region over whioh thou
sands of tons of water swept in a resist
less flood is strewn with every sort of
wreckage, and the whole country pre
sents a most desolate appearance. In
many places the early crops were swept
clean out of the ground, and losses thus
incurred will be very heavy. , Six brig
ades of gendarmes have arrived and
have been detailed to act as guards.
Every attempt is being made to reor
ganize the' distirct, but this is made
difficult by', the waters. The Aviere,
a small stream, is now in some places
a mile and a half wide. The railway
in the vicinity of the Darinsulle sta
tion was torn up, the railroad ties
swept away and the embankments de
stroyed. Nealry every bridge on the
line of the flood was either swept away
or so badly damaged that they will
have to be rebuilt
The construction of the dyke was
commenced in 1879 and finished in
1884. In 1889 it was greatly strength
ened. It was of heavy masonry, 550
yards long, 66 feet high and 66 feet
thick at the base. The masonry was
carried into the ground to a depth of 30
feet below the level of the valley into
which the reservoir discharged its wa
ter, ilt was built against a vertical
face of solid rock, .having . a maximum
height of 18 feet.. 1 The base restecTTm
a sandstone bottom of natural forma
tion. The massive construction of the
m was considered 'to be a guarantee
(hatiTwouI!rhold back, any .weight of
water that could be brought against it.
Until the strengthening in 1889 it Was
not subjected to a full pressure of water
which it was built to hold. . .
The distress among the dwellers of
the valley is great and in many cases
they appear to be mentally benumbed
by the calamity that has . fallen to
The government is fully awake to
the disaster and is doing everything
possible to relieve suffering. The min
isters of publio works and interior are
now on their way here to assume charge
of- the relief work. Three thousand
francs have already been received for
relief purposes' and the ministers will
bring 50,000 more from funds of their
departments and 1,000 contributed by
President Faure. Madame Heine has
sent 20,000 francs which will be ap
plied to -relieving the sufferers. The
prefect of the department has visited
all the districts affected by the disaster.
He has organized the employes on the
publio roads, and aided by the military
will as soon as possible restore com
municaton. These and the soldiers
will also search for dead bodies and
bury all the dead , animals they may
find. The municipal authorities are
working incessantly in distributing re
lief and seeking 'to bring order out of
the chaos prevailing.
Awaiting Morton'. Investigation. -
: Chioago; April 29. E. J. Martyn,
manager for Armour & Co. , said yes
terday that the statement of the beef
trust in reply to the charge of conspir
acy to put up prices would , be made
when Secretary Morton announces the
results of the investigations now being
made by . his inspectors at various
points. Agitation against the packers
in the East has resulted, he admits, in
a sharp falling off in shipments of
meats to seaboard cities. Many people
have either quit buying beef or have
restricted their purchases.
Satollt Will Remain Here.
Washington, April 27. Monsignore
Sporetti, of the papal legation, said to
a reporter tonight that he was author
ized to say, regarding reports more or
less widely circulated that Monsignore
Satolli, the papal legate, was about to
return to Rome, that they had no
foundation in fact He said: ,
"There is no intention on the part of
the legate to leave the United States.
Nor, so far"'as he knows, does the pope
intend to have him do so. "
Colombian Insurgents to Be Sentenced.
Panama, April 29. The Star and
Herald says the trial by court-martial
of the revolutionary invaders of Bocas
del Toro has ended with the following
result: Sofanor More and Manco Cam
pos, leaders, are each sentenced to fif
teen years' imprisonment, and four
others are condemned to prison for five
years. All of the others tried were
FOOD OF THE SAILORS.
Statement From the Department as to
What It Is.
Washington, April 80. The officials
of the navy department are nettled by
the frequent severe criticisms upon the
insufficiency of the naval rations
which emanate from the Pacific coast
ports. The secretary has no hesitancy
in ascribing them to the bumboat men
and the keepers of shops patronized by
sailors, who have been deprived of
handsome "pickings" from the sailors
by the enforcement of the order limit
ing the number of rations in a mess
that may be commuted or turned into
cash by the sailors and spent ashore.
The naval ration is fixed by an act of
congress and it is not within the power
of any man, even of the secretary of the
navy, to change it, either by increase
or diminution. The naval officers assert
that it is the most liberal of any furn
ished to the sailors of the naval pow
ers and that a vast majority of the peo
ple of America are not as woll supplied
with good, wholesome food as are our
sailors. The rations as fixed by the law
include the following staples, all, it is
said, in sufficient quantity for any per
Bread, flour, pork, beef, preserved
meat, beans, peas, rice, dried fruits,
butter, tomatoes, coffee, tea, cocoa, su
gar, pickles, molasses, vinegar, fresh
meat and vegetables. . v . .''
When within reach of a market, the
law is so oonstrued as to permit a wide
range 1 of foods under these general -heads.
For instance, the sailor may
have fresh, soft bread or biscuit ' under
the head of flour. He may have oorn,
meat, , hominy, oatmeal, rye, and
oracked wheat. If he tires of beef and
pork, he may try mutton, veal and
poultry, or he may turn to canned corn
ed beef and mutton, ham, bacon, sau
sage and fish. Any kind of fresh vege
tables the market affords may go on
the mess table, and for desert he can
fall back on dried apples, peaches, rais
ins, currants, prunes, figs and dates.
But the sailor who still has an ungrati- , ,
fled appetite may indulge it, for in
every mess of twenty-four persons, six
rations more may .be commuted each
day, including $1.80, which may be -applied
to the purchase of luxuries. .
No distinction in persons is made in
the issue of naval rations and the ad
miral commaning the fleet receives the
same rations; no more nor less, as the '
apprentice receives, and can receive
only the same commutation for each
ration. The food supplied the ship
from the market must be carefully in
spected when brought aboard the ship,
and to insure good quality and good
cookery the captain tastes a sample of
each meat coooked for the men. No
one can withhold the full ration from
a sailor, and he has simply to "go to .
the mast" to have a complaint entered,
and if he persists, a board of three offi
cers must be appointed to inquire into
it and see that the law is complied ,
with. - - '
The Change in the Comstock.
San Francisco, April 29. Mining
people in this city regard the change
in the control of the Comstock Tunnel
Company, as stated in the New York .
dispatches, of great importance to the
Comstock and its surrounding interests.
Those who are in a position to know
say that those who have secured control
represent a vast amount of capital in
this country and in Europe, and that
there will be a complete reorganization
of the tunnel's affairs. The tunnel and
its branches will be in first-class re
pair, and the endeavor of the company
will be to utilize all the resources of
the Comstock, especially its low-grade
ores, on up to date and scientific prin
ciples. If necessary to assist its pro
ject, the control of many of the mines
will be bought , . ' .
. Deb. Will Issue a Circular. .
Terre Haute, Ind., April 29. Presi
dent Debs will issue a circular to the
local unions tomorrow in regard to the
work of reogranization. He predicts
that by January 1, 1896, there will be
1,000 unions with a membership of
200,000. Fourteen organizers are at
work in the Northwest and on the Pa
oifio coast, and the growth 1 of the
American Railway Union is working
Eastward rapidly. , , ; r , -
Zella Has Sued George Gould.
New York, April 80. Miss Zella
Nicolas has retained Alexander Simp
son, of Jersey oity, to bring suit
againsl George J. Gould for malicious
prosecution.' She will claim $50,000.
The papers in the suit were served on
Mr. Gould this morning as he alighted
from a Central railroad train at the
Communipaw ferry. He has ten days
in whioh to file his answer. . i
The Insurgents Again Defeated.
Madrid, April 26. The government
has received an official dispatch from
Havana confirming the- announcement
that General Bosch had defeated the
insurgents near ,Guayabea, killing
ten, wounding many and capturing a
quantity of arms and ammunition. ,
To Work on Full Time.
Wilkesbarre, Pa., April 29.- Incon
sequence of the coal war orders were
yesterday issued to operate all of the
colleries of the Lehigh & Wilkesbarre
Coal Company on full time. Six thou
sand men are affected by this order.