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VOL. 7. HOOD RIVER; OREGON, FRIDAY. JULY 19, 1895. NO. 8.
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The Oakland Suit Decided in
Favor of the City. ; ..
IN DISPUTE FOR FORTY.YEARS
Judge O'Brien Held That the Southern
Pacific Railroad Company Had .,
No Title to the Land.
Oakland, CaL, July ' 18. Superior
Judge O'Brien today decided in favor
of the city in the case of the City of
Oakland against the Water Front Com
pany, otherwise the Southern Pacifio
railroad, involving the title of eleven
miles of water front, valued at , many
millions of dollars, and which has
been practically in dispute for forty
years. The decision does not pass di-.
rectly on the title of the third party's
holding small portions bought in good
faith from the Water Front Company
and improved. ; The deoision reoites at
length the history of the oase, giving
details as to the granting of title by
the first board of . trustees to Horace
W.. Carpenter, and by him to 1 the
Water ., Front Company; the efforts
emee made by the city to recover pos
session of the property; the acts of
the legislature; the hearing of the de
cision by the United States supreme
court in Chicago water-front oase, eto.
?Wheri the Chicago decision was an
nounced, the litigation was in progress
before the entire number of superior
judges of this county, affecting a small
portion of the water front, ocoupied by
private persons who were . sued by the
Water Front Company to recover pos
session. The judges sitting in bank at
once deoided that the Water Front
Company had no title to the land in
Oakland in that oase. The court holds
that the oity cannot take possession of
the wharves built by the railroad com
pany without paying for the improve
ments. The oase is one of the utmost
importance in Oakland, as possession
of the property by the railroad has re
tarded improvements thereon, the lat
ter refusing to do anything on aooount
of the suits pending or threatened suits
by the oity to Beoure the property.
Indian Horse Races.
Lewiston, Idaho, July 18. The"' an
nual race meeting on the Nez Perce
tracks olosed today. The contests were
principally between the Coeur d'Alene
and Nez Peroes. The northern neigh
bors were viotors in nearly every im
portant trial of speed. The gambling
element of the home tribe, as a result,
is broke. " The visitors have a cargo of
blankets and a paok train with whioh
to transport them. . A big wall tent is
used for a storeroom and there are tiers
i of smoke-tainted blankets piled from
the sod to the ceiling therein. The
bad luck of the native sports, as well
as the white tin-horns, has been re
markable. One $5 raoe was the only
event won by the Nez Perces from
their visiting friends. Lewiston sports
risked their stakes on the home ; horses
to their disaster. Only one white man
is reported to have bet on the right
horse. He' had pointers from an old
friend among the Coeur d'Alenes. ',
International Fisheries Commission.
"Vanoouver, B. C, July 18 Dt.
Wakeham, of Ottawa, and R. .. Rath
hune, ,of Washington city, oomposing
the international fisheries commission,
arrived here today. The objeot of their
visit is to inquire into the Point1 Rob
erts fisheries, which oome within their
jurisdiction. The commission has
been in session three years, and, during
that time, fisheries in all international
waters, except on the Pacifio coast,
have reoeived the careful attention of
the commissioners. Tomorrow the
commissioners go to Point Roberts
with Fisheries Inspector MoNab, and
will also visit several of the canneries.
After their inspection at Point Roberts,
the commissioners will prepare their
'report and then their labor will be
ended. Professor Price, the Dominion
fisheries commissioner, is also here in
JAPANESE MINISTER TALKS.
He Says Peace Is Permanently Assured
.In the Bast.
New York, July 18. Shinichiro Ku
rino, Japanese minister to the United
States, was at the Imperial hotel last
night. He has just returned from
Newport on his way to Washington,
and talked freely of the affairs in the
Orient. He said:
"The war has left . Japan in first
rate shape. . I think that peace is per
manently assured in the far East.
China manifests a determination to
stay by her agreement, and this has
done much to win her favor in Japan.
You hear a great deal of talk about
Russia's attitude, and the probability
of a clash between Japan and Russia
over the "boundary settlements. That
is nearly all talk. Russia is friendly
to Japan. If she were not the treaty
of three weeks ago would not have
been completed. It is said that Japan
allowed Russia to impose upon her the
settlements after the war. That is
wrong. , Japan is not afraid of Russia,
but she is consistent. Russia asked
oertain things, and they were granted.
Russia today is as friendly to Japan as
the United States is,' and so no war is
in sight." '
Mr. Kuirno was asked about the re
port that there was trouble between the
missionaries in Japan and the author
ities, that as a result the Japanese gov
ernment would take all the missions
under its supervision, except those they
had trouble with. Mr. Eurino said:
"That report is wrong. I know of
no trouble between the Japanese gov
ernment and the missionaries, and if
there has been any it has been of a
personal nature." . -
: MRS. STANFORD'S GIFT.
Chicago Clergymen Denounce Her Plan
for Raising Money.
Chicago, July 18. The Chicago
clergy is emphatic in its disapproval
of the announoed intention of Mrs.
Leland Stanford, widow of the Cali
fornia senator, of disposing of 1,000,
000 gallons of brandy from her vine
yard for the benefit of the university.
Several of the leading ministers have
been interviewed, and all, save one,
denounoe the idea.
"Her excuse that it will be used for
medicinal purposes is all poppy-oook,"
declared Rev. G. B. Mitchell, of the
Calvary Presbyterian church. ;'A nice
college indeed to send young men to.
Do you think any professor would dare
advocate temperance there? I most
certainly would oppose sending any
Christian youth to a college supported
by the sale of liquor. ' Mrs. Stanford
can afford to furnish' an example by
making grape juice and pushing that
article, but the idea of making the gift
to the university a cloak : for this infa
Rev. James Russ said that it was a
shame that the university should be
brought into such odium by Mrs. Stan
ford's act. "But as she is determined
to make brandy," he said, "I hope she
will make a very pure artiole. If Mrs.
Stanford would only lead the people
up to appreciate purity, even in liquor,
and establish a branch in her univer
sity td include a desire for unferment
ed drinks, she might do mora to -solve
the temperance question than' all the
prohibition and Woman s Christian
Temperanoe Union fanatics. ".
A DIVORCE MILL.
The Original Scheme of an Oklahoma
Washington, Jnly 18. -A handsome
suite of office rooms have been fitted
up by five Oklahoma lawyers, who pro
pose . to . seoure divoroes "while you
wait."""" ' --
The scheme, whioh is the very latest
to relieve the terrible congestion of
misfit marriages, is under the control
of a syndicate. While Washington is
to be the central office for this; part of
the country there are branch, offices in
Pittsburg, Philadelphia and Baltimore,
the move gradually making its way to
New York and even Boston.. .' : v'
The law of Oklahoma provides; 4hat
citizenship may be aoquired : in three
months. At the expiration of that time
a divorce may be applied for, and in
oase there is no defense or the defend
ant does not . appear divorce, may be
granted in less than four months from
the time the applicant-leaves Wash
ington. The defendant may not even
be apprised of what is going on. A
wife disappears, the husband does not
know, and perhaps does not oare to
know. She has simply gone to Okla
homa. If she is well off she stays at
one of the hotels,' If, she: is not well
off, the man who wants to marry her
if divorced foots the 'bill. The attor
ney in charge nere said there were
about forty or fifty applicants who' had
applied for divorce. He mentioned the
cases of two society people, but de
clined to give their names at this stage
of the proceedings. ' .' '. 1
A Long Term for Murder.
Detroit, July 18, William Brus
seau, the accomplice of Mrs.' Nellie
Pope in the murder of Dr. Horace N.
Pope, February 2, was sentenced today
to twenty-five years imprisonment.
Brusseau pleaded guilty to murder in
the second degree.
NO CHANCE FOR KRUG
His Sentence Confirmed by
the Supreme Court.
THE GRAND JURY SUSTAINED
The Conviction of Seattle's Ex-Treas
urer Under Section 57 of the
Penal Code Held Good.
Olympia, July 17. The supreme
court has filed an opinion affirming the
judgment m the case of the State, re
spondent,. vs. Adolph. Krug, appellant.
-Krug, as oity treasurer of Seattle, was
arrested for appropriating to his own
use $10,000 of the city fundi The
grand 'jury returned an indictment
under section 57 of the penal code, and
a trial was had before Judge J. Z.
Moore, of Spokane, in place of the reg
ular judge, Hume. The appellant in
troduced no testimony in his own be
half, but demurred to the complaint
and raised many Objections to the in
troduction of testimony, bnt upon the
testimony of the state he was found
guilty as charged. A judgment was
pronounced, from which an appeal was
taken upon the errors alleged. The
first contentions was that the court had
rred in not sustaining the motion to
quash the indictment, on the ground
that the grand jury was not properly
selected. This the supreme court did
not sustain, as there was but a slight
irregularity which did not affect the
substantial rights of appellant. The
next contention was an effort to show
that section 57 of the : penal oode did
not include within its jurisdiction city
officers. This objection also the su
preme court set aside and remarked: '
It would destroy not only the mani
fest intention of the constitution, but
of the statute, to hold that this provi
sion of the statute did not apply to
treasurers who were directly eleoted
under the provisions of the law.". ; '
The vital question, - the supreme
court holds, is embodied in the conten
tion that ' the demurrer should have
been sustained, because the indictment
did not state facts and wastiot direct or
certain in charging the particular cir
cumstances necessary to constitute a
complete crime under the law; but the
statute especially provides that the or
dinary requirements of an indictment
may be omitted from indictments of
this particular crime, and the penal
code is quoted as saying:
"It shall be sufficient to allege gen
erally in an information or indictment
that an officer has made profit out of
the publio moneys under his control or
has used the same for any purpose not
authorized by law, to a certain value
or amount, without specifying any
further particulars in regard thereto
and on the trial evidence may be given
of all the facts constituting the offense,
and the defense thereto. "
"It is contended by the appellant,
with some show of reason," says the
court,- "that the information furnished
in this indictment is rather of a meager
quality as well as quantity, and many
cases are cited. The supreme court is
of the opinion, however, that they can
all be distinguished from the case in
point, and on account of 1 the impossi
bility ' of describing the particular
moneys or funds, all of the objections by
the appellant to the introduction of
evidenoe, without specially mentioning
them, should be overruled. "
Regarding the contention by appel
lant that the court erred in refusing to
challenge Juror Fox, - on the ground
that he testified that he was a resident
for years and a taxpayer, in Seattle and
had paid money to the treasurer, whioh
money Krug was charged with having
converted, the court dismissed as hard
ly worthy of discussion. ' The next con
tention that the court erred in not sus
taining the challenges to Jurors Fox,
Cullis and Manogue.on the,' ground .of
actual bias, the court found without
foundation. 'The objection that, under
the constitution and laws of the state,
Judge Moore was inelligible to try the
case was disposed of in the case of the
State vs. Holmes. A careful examina
tion of the instructions given by the
trial judge convinces the supreme court
that no' error was 'committed in this
particular case. Numerous other , al
leged errors were examined, but, with
the exception" of those discussed, were
dismissed as without merit. The opin
ion was written by Judge Dunbar, and
concurred in by Scott. Hoyt concur
red in the result Anders and Gordon
dissented. .: ' v.,.:. .
The France-Brazil Boundary Dispute.
New York, July 17. A special to
the Herald from Buenos Ayres says: A
correspondent in Rio de Janeiro tele
graphs that the president of the Swiss
republic will act as arbitrator between
France and Brazil in the disputed ques
tion of the boundary limits of the ter
ritory of Amapa. Dr. Blanoo will go
to Geneva, Switzerland, on the part of
Brazil. . .- t .- -
Will Not Be Hanged.
' Vancouver, B. C.,. July, 15. Word
was received today from Ottawa that
Pat Kane, sentenced to be hanged the
23d inst, for the murder of a Chinese
market gardener, has been reprieved,
and his sentence commuted to impris
onment for life.
THE MORA CLAIM.
A Diplomatic Scandal Said to Exist in
Connection With It.
New York, July 17. A special to
the : World from Washington says
"Spain's payment of the Mora ; olaim,
as indicated by cable, will at least de
feat the intrigues of American and for
eign claim sharps. ' For years a coterie
of diplomats at Washington and Mad-
,rid have sought to make the sentiment
of this historio award conditional on
the acknowledgement of counter claims
Lby the United States. .
mulct the government brings to light a
serious diplomatio scandal and shows
how the Mora claim has secretly been
rnadejfco figure as . an important inci
dent in; .a scheme for securing the
transfer of Cuba to the United States.
Nathaniel Page, the well-known inter
national lawyer, who for years has rep
resented the Mora family, furnishes
documents and letters whioh seem to
throw a flood of light on the obstruc
tor interposed to prevent the payment
of the Mora award. Mr. Page speci
fically charges ex-Secretary of State and
Minister to Spain John W. Foster with
this work. Mr. Foster has denied the
charge and Mr.' Page now comes for
ward with papers whioh he claims sub
stantiate the charge. Mr. Page, how
ever, charges that several Spanish min
isters of this country, as well as at
taches of the French legation, ob
structed the Mora interests and did all
they could to induce him to hold up
the Mora claims. ; '
"Mora is living in West Sixty-third
street, New York, with his daughter."
THE NORTHWEST DROUTH.
St. Paul,. July 17. Dispatches from
Big Stone, Grant, Swift and Harey
counties, Minnesota, . and several
counties west of those in South Dakota,
say that the prospects for wheat are
not so good by 83 per cent as they were
ten days ago, on account of the drouth.
The section mentioned has had no rain
for eighteen days.' Correspondents re
port that the yield will not exceed six
bushels in Harey and Swift counties,
and will be but little better in Big
Stone county. It is very dry in Pine
and Anoka oounties the Minnesota
potato belt and the yield of potatoes
will be very small unless rain comes in
the next three days. ' .
Charles A. Pillsbury, the big miller,
says: . : .-
'I thought, on July 1 that Minne-'
sota, North and South Dakota -would
yield 140,000,000 bushels of wheat, as
against about 115,000,000 bushels last
year. Now I think the extreme: pos
sibility is 125,000,000 bushels, with , a
strong possibility that we will raise no
more than we did a year ago." ' ', '
New Line to Mexico. '
City of Mexioo July 17. The Mexir
can government has granted ah import
ant . concession for a new steamship"
company, to be called "The Munson
Steamship Line to Cuba and Mexico;"
which will ply between ports along
the Atlantic coast of the United States
and points along the Mexican coast..;.:
New York and Philadelphia are
named as the probable terminal points,
but it is expressly stated that the com
pany is permitted to seleot other-sta
tions. The contract names the Mexi
can ports of Tampico, Vera Cruz and
Progresso, and may also touch coming
and going at Tuxpan, Alvarado and
Tlacotalpan. There must be in the
Mexican capital an agent with full
powers to decide questions that may
arise between the Mexioan government
and theXsompany, besides agents at the
Mexican ports, at which the steamers
will. touoh. , The oompany is : given
power to increase the number of its
steamers touching Mexican ports to ply
between Progresso and Cuba, whenever
it shall be convenient' ..",''
Belligerents, Not Insurgents.
Pittsburg, July 17. A stranger reg
istered at the St. James, under the fic
titious name of H. Forepaugh Ala
bama was in Santiago Cuba two weeks
ago before the Spanish government put
in force the rule requiring all foreign
ers on the islands to have passports.
Mr. Forepaugh seems to be -well ac?
quainted with the. movements of . the
Cuban insurgents; He, stated that on
the vessel ' on which he, sailed were
thirty-three Cuban planters bound, for
Washington to intercede with the cabi
net and president that the Cuban insur
gents be recognized as belligerents by
the United States. Some of the plant
ers Mr. Forepaugh says went to Buz
zard's bay to see the president ,
- The Cambridge Team Will Come.
London; July 18. The Cambridge
University Athletio Club has cabled to
Yale its acceptance of the terms pro
posed for a contest in track athletics in
America.1 The Cambridge team will
sail on August 81, and the contests
will ocour October 5. Cambridge in
sisted on a 800-yard dash, in preference
to the 220-yard dash proposed by Yale,
and the Americans finally consented to
When you have become acustomed to
a breed, stick to it v Any of the thor
oughbreds are good.
i The World's Markets
THE CATTLE PROHIBITION ACT
Some Extracts From the Third Bulletin
Issued by' the Department
.. Washington, July 16. The secre
tary of agriculture will issue in a few
days bulletin No. . 8, on the world's
markets for American products.-- The
bulletin contains a short statistical in
troduction on the agricultural condi
tion of France, and the reports of con
suls from Cognac, Havre; Nioe; Gren
oble, Rheims, Limoges : and Bordeaux.
It also contains a copy of the decree of
the minister of agriculture prohibiting
importation of American cattle into
France; also a statement of the tern
porary suspension of the export of
sheep from the United States, owing
to the exaction by the French govern
ment of a certificate from the United
States veterinary inspector to aooom
pany all sheep landed in France from
the United States, which shall certify
that none of them have been exposed
to any contagious diseases for a period
of six weeks prior to date of shipment.
The bulletin - also contains , a map,
showing the different localities of the
several consuls who have made reports
to the department, through the state
Among the important statements
oontained in this bulletin is one show
ing the area, production and trade of
wine in France. A comparative state
ment of the wine produced by the dif
ferent European oountries in 1893 and
1894, as well as by the United States,
will also be found, which shows that
the production of wine in France for
1894 was 1,031,657,816 gallons, while
that of the United States was but 250,
000,000. ." .
How few realize that on the western
coast of California, which is probably
the counterpart of the western coast of
Europe, with Great Britain attached
to the continent, every condition of
soil and climate can be found to pro
duce the wines peculiar to European
oountries. . - w. -'..-. vicii-!.. ' .
The bulletin also contains an im
portant statement in . regard . to' the
total trade of France, exclusive of the
precious metals, as compared with the
trade of the United States, Germany
and the United Kingdom. This state
ment shows that the United Kingdom
has an easy lead over her nearest three,
competitors, and that her commerce is
about equal to that of Sermany, Franoe
and the United States,, her two nearest
rivals, and that of Germany, France
and the United States are i not far
apart, France taking the fourth rank.
In 1890, 1891 and 1894 Germany occu
pied seoond place and the United States
third, while.for 1892 and 1893 this or
der was reversed with respect to these
two countries. . ..
:--.;;:!': Seven Dead Indians.
Decatur, Neb., July 16. Two Indian-
women- and one child died last
night at Aoton pasture; where the
Omaha Indian, drunk is taking plaoe.
The women got drunk on a home-made
compound of hard cider, and partici
pated in the dance until completely
overcome. This makes the seventh In
dian who has ' died since the celebra
tion began. Captain Beck and fifteen
Indian .-.police . from the Winnebago
agency , have, arrived on the grounda
A man from Correctville, la., was ar
rested by the police for disorderly con
duct.' Captain Beok sampled the cider,
but found it to-be all right' There
was ho whisky in sight The police
found a two-gallon jug buried.
San Francisco, July 16. Governor
Budd is endeavoring to unravel the
mysteiry connected with the death of
Frank F.- Goodall, ' whose body'' was
found floating in the San Joaquin river
near Livingston three years ago and
oonsigned to an unmarked grave at the
water's edge. Nothing was known
about Goodall at the time, .. Governor
Budd has recently been informed that
Godall resided , in Virginia, and was
superintendent of schools in, the town
in which he lived. The information
was conveyed in a letter from a friend
of Goodallj who believes he was mur
dered' and robbed. . The governor - will
investigate the case. : '
A Double Tragedy In Missouri.'
Kansas City, July 16. -News of a
double tragedy at Bean Lake, Platte
county, this state was reoeived here
tonight ' Theodore Kirkman was shot
and killed by George Marehel and later
in the day Marehel oommitted suicide.
Marehel's story was that before getting
out of bed Kirkman took down a gun
and began fooling with it. i Marehel
finally wrested the gun from his com
panion's hand. Not knowing it was
loaded he pointed ' the gun at Kirk
man's head and pulled the trigger kill
ing him almost instantly. Late this
evening it was learned that Marehel
had oommitted suioide.
RAILROAD MAN DEAD.
A. N. Towne, One of the High Officials
-.of the) Southern Pacific. '
San Francisco, July 18. A. N.
Towne, second vice-president and gen
eral manager of the Southern Pacifio,
died suddenly at his residenoe in this
city this morning.
Towne had been in his office all day
yesterday and until 5 P. M. transact
ing the usual business of the office. He
spent last evening at home and retired
in good spirits. He retired feeling
quite well, but at 2 A. M; ; Qofoplained
of violent pains in the stoniah. sup
posed i inoident f to indigestion, - from
which he suffered., The physician .
summoned applied remedies which'
seemed to afford relief, but symptoms
of congestion and hemorrhages follows .,
ed. At 4 A. M. Towne complained pf :r
violent pain in the heart, and fifteen '
minutes later he was dead. . .
When in New York five years ago
Towne had la grippe, whioh" impaired
his heart aotion. , Since then he has
had several attacks, but lately has
been in excellent health.
A. N. Towne was born in Charlton,.
Worcester county, - Mass., May 26, J
1829. He entered the railway service
in 1855 as freight brakeman on the
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy rail
road. He was subsequently freight
and passenger conductor and station 1
agent; atill later he was yard and
trainmaster at Chicago, and assistant
superintendent; resigned -his position
to become .general superintendent of
the Chicago & Great Western railway.
After a year he returned to the Chi
cago, Burlington & Quincy railroad, as
assistant general superintendent He
remained there until September, 1869,
when he was appointed general super
intendent of the Central Pacific rail
road. In May, 1882, he was promoted .
to be general manager of the Southern
Pacifio Company and affiliated lines.
The fortune of the deceased is esti
mated at $700,000. The bulk of the
property oonsists of 80,000 acres in
San Joaquin valley. The Towne resi
dence on California street is valued at
$200,000. It is said H. E. Hunting
ton, a nephew of C. P. Huntington,'
will sucoeed Towne as seoond vice-
president, and William G. Curtis, now
engineer in the maintenance of way
department and chief assistant to
Towne, will be the new general mana
THE EMANUEL CHURCH.
Scene of Durrant's Alleged Crime Again
a Place of Worship. . :
San Francisco, July 16. Emanuel
Baptist church, the scene of the grue
some murders that horrified the world,
was opened for worship last Sunday
for the first time since the bodies of
Minnie Williams and Blanche Lamont
were found in it Nearly all of the
old congregation were in attendance at
the morning service, which was con
ducted by the Rev. J. George Gibson,
the regular pastor. No strangers were
admitted, except by card of invitation.
Only the lower part of the church was
used, the gallery leading to the belfry,'
where Blanche Lamont's body was
found, being closed. In the afternoon
a sort of love feast was held, and many
mininsters of other churches were
present to offer congratulations. . There
was no reference in any of the prayers,
addresses or sermons to the orimes
which made the church notorious. A
force of police in citizen's clothes wa -at
hand to prevent trouble, but there
was no sign of disturbance. , ' ,
The Irish Federation. : ,
New York, July 17. The New
York council of the Irish National ,
Federation of America, met last night
in Cooper Union J. B. Murphy presid
ing.' Resolutions were adopted de
nouncing as idiotic folly and as covert
treasbnany suggestion of deserting the
men who were facing Ireland's foes.
The meeting repudiated any yielding
to faction whereby it will work in the
future the same evils of division that -it
has in the past All those citizens
of New York whether of Irish birth" ot -not
who love justice, liberty and hu
manity were urged to contribute to the
Irish party moral and financial sup
port. . -
i Zimmerman to Go Abroad.
New ...York, July 17. A telegram to
the American Wheelman from. Cham- .
pion Zimmerman today announces that
he will sail on the St. Louis Wednes
day morning for Southampton. Zim
merman expects to meet Protin,, the N.
C. A. professional champion, and Hau
ben; the Belgian ' champion. After
racing against them, he will sail for
Australia, where he will race next
spring. He will be accompanied by
his wife, and expects to meet the best
California's Mineral Railroad Lands.
San Francisco, July 17. The Cali-'
fornia Miners' Association has not yet
given up the fight against -the patent
ing of mineral lands to - the railroad.
On the contrary, its members declare
they will fight the matter to the bitter
end, and a meeting of the executive
committee has been called at the Pal
ace hotel for the evening of , the 29th,
to consider ways-and means of carrying
on the fight and to formulate a plan of
ampaign. ' : .