It's a Cold Day When We Get Left. , , VOL. 7. HOOD RIVER, OREGON, FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 6, 1895. NO. 15. - 3feod Iiver Stacier. PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY BY S. F. BLYTHE. SUBSCRIPTION PltlCB. One year. Six mohthfi Three months.. 8n;le copy ...ft or ... 1 or .... 6t' .1 CanU THE GLACIER BARBERSHOP, , HOOD lilTEIi, OK. GRANT : EVANS, Proprietor. Shaving and hnlr-outtliig neatly done. Satis faction guuraiueed. INDIAN DEPREDATION CLAIMS. Those Already Filed Aggregate About . ." Forty-Four Millions. Chamberlin, S. D., Sept 4. R. P. Sperlin, agent for the court of claims, who is at present visiting this state, says that claims of about $44,000,000 have been filed under the Indian dep redations act of congress. Texas heads the list, with New Mexico a good seo ond. ' Some of these claims are just; some exorbitant, some fraudulent. As an example, two ' Mexican grandees of New Mexioo claimed to have lost 15,000 sheep valued at $2 per head, and not only made affidavits ' to that effect, but had fifteen or twenty of their employes do the same thing. It seemed to be A clear case of loss, bnt the court objected to paying $3 per head for Mexican sheep. Mr. Sperlin was accordingly sent to New Mexico by the court to compromise on $1.50 per head, but the Mexicans declined to arbitrate. As this was Mr. . Sperlin's first case, he was anxious to make a . record ' and began an investigation, which resulted in establishing the fact that the Mexioans never owned more than 1,500 sheep at anyone time, and that a few hundred head were actually stolen by Navajo Indians, but at different . times and places than claimed. : ' ' ". : An enterprising Bear Butte ranch man had filed a claim for the loss of 130 tons of hay at $200 per ton, alleged to have been destroyed by Indians in March, 1877:- At the time, hay was selling in that; region for $20 to $30 per ton. v STORM . AT A CEMETERY. Lightning Killed the Driver of the Hearse and Created a Panic- ' " Baltimore, Sept. 4. A funeral pro cession had just entered the oemetery at Mount Winans last evening when a torrifio thunder storm broke. When the lightning was sharpest, and the thunder most deafening, one corpse . was taken to the burial ground and an other was taken back. The hearse had stopped at an open grave when there "was a vivid flash, followed by a deafen ing peal, and the driver of the hearse, William Alsup, fell back dead -on top of the vehicle. One of the horses was stunned, but quickly recovered, and, with his mate, dashed madly through the cemetery, dragging the hearse along until it collided with a tree. ; The col ored people who attended the funeral . became panic stricken. The horses drawing seventeen carriages also be came frightened and a general stampede was narrowly averted by the drivers. The lightning played all about the cemetery where the mourners and at tendants were, striking a grave and shattering the tombstone. The shrieks . of the women rang above the noise' of the: rain and thunder, and such of the men as retained their wits did what they could to quiet their fears, having all they could do to keep them from rushing out of the carriages into the drenching rain. The burial took place as soon as the storm was over. War Balloon for Cuba. Hartford, Conn.,- Sept. 5. Samuel Andrews, a machinist, claims to have perfected a war balloon which he has sold to a syndicate of New York Cu bans for use in aid of the Cuban insur gents. The balloon has been' tested in the field and is said to work perfectly. Instead of the ordinary carriage, the balloon is fitted up with an armored box, from which a number of bombs ' can be suspended, and the bombs are released by automatic ma jhinery in the. box. After all are discharged, the box explodes, destroying the balloon. The machinery is worked by a steel spring. Andrews olaims to have a de vice by which he can . control the di rection of the balloon. ' . ' On the next steamship of the Ling ham line to .Pelagba bay,; South Afri oa, a number of ready-framed houses, which will only require setting up at destination, will be sent. The lumber was sawed at Port Blakeley and framed in Seattle. RAVAGES OF CHOLERA Over Fifteen Hundred Deaths Daily in Peking. EPIDEMIC IS ALSO IN JAPAN Envoys of United States and Great , Brltuln in Peking Arraigned for . Alleged Neglect of Duty. . , " Victoria, B. C.,i Sept. 5. The fol lowing advices per Empress of China are at band The cholera inoreases in Peking and the deaths exceed r 1,500 daily. It is also increasing in Japan. ' The total number of cholera cases reported throughout Japan on. August 19 was 771, and the deaths 429. The aggre gate number of cases from the start is 35,000, of which, 1,230 occurred on transports, and the the deaths number 16,278. There were eighteen new cases in Tokio in the twenty-four hours ending at noon August 21, of which two died. A telegram from Mr. Chin- das, Japanese consul at Shanghai, re ports 263 deaths among Chinese and seven among foreigners in the British and Amerioan concessions between the 1st and 13th of August. . Another case has occurred on the Italian cruiser Un- bria, bringing up the total number of cases on that vessel to eight. The envoys of the United States and Great Britain in Peking are assailed with excessive violence by their coun trymen residing in China for alleged neglect of duty in connection with an ti-missionary outrages' at Ku Cheng and Cheng Tu. 1 In the universal ex citement which prevails, the possibil ity that these diplomatic agents may be struggling with unprecedented diffi culties is not considered for a moment, nor is any sufficient evidence produced to justify the immoderate denuncia tions lavished upon them. Immediate retribution for ' the atrocities is de manded, and as ' this cannot be sum marily inflicted, the ministers are ao- oused of heartless indifference to the claims of justice and humanity. The British consular officials are still more bitterly arraigned, the incumbent at Foo Chow, the nearest port to the scene of the massacre, being partiou lary charged with reprehensible delay i in ordering an investigation of the crimes. . ... -.; . . ; The American consuls, on the con trary, are eulogized for' the energy of their efforts to hold offenders to ac- oount, but the aotivity is declared to be unavailing, in consequence of the apathy exhibited at Peking. It is cer- j tain, however, that Mr. Denby and his English colleague ' have induced the emperor to order the degreadation of the chief magistrate of Ku Cheng and to issue a decree for the extirpation of the Vegetarian Society by the Foo Kien viceroy. That this command can be enforced is considered extremely doubt ful, the imperial authority being much impaired in the southern provinces. The willingness of the envoys to accept- a Chinese escort for an English and American commission to Eu Cheng is more severely blamed than any other of , the reported , misdeeds. In the opinion of the foreign , community, a strong body of marines was essential to the dignity of the expedition. Many Englishmen believe that the governor of Hong Kong should have been re quired to provide a detaohment' of troop3 from the colonial' garrison. It is evident that while the storm of indignation is at its height, nothing that diplomatists can do will satisfy their countrymen. The governments at Washington and London are urged to take direot action and exact repara tion without consulting their repre sentatives at the Chinese capital. Several of the American missionaries appear confident that this appeal will be granted, and that the regular course of procedure will be set aside in oom plianoe with their wishes. When they find themselves disappointed, their wrath againpt Mr. Denby will be greater than ever, but time will prob ably show that the censures which seemed unoontrollable at a period of unexampled agitation and grief were never warranted by actual oircum stanoes. The idea that an Amerioan minister in Mr. Denby's position could deliberately repudiate his responsibil ity and betray his trust .is ' too mon strous, to be long credited. in any quar ter. . . . - Christian Chinese Assaulted. London, Sept. 8. The Times' Shang hai cablegram says: Chinese Chris tians are being brutally treated near Hing Hwa, provinoe of Fo . Kien. Houses have been burned and property and oattle stolen. One person was fa tally wounded. The magistrate re fused to interfere, although he was five times requested to do so. , He had pub lished an ambiguous proclamation, re fering to the Ku Cheng massacre and inciting a risinar oainst the Christians. - . . .. Increased Immigration. i, : London, Sept. 5. The Chroniole ! comments on the inorease of immigra ' tion to Amerioa as pointing to another trade boom there. It is certain if there is an industrial revival there, there will be no more tariff tinkering. GENERAL COPPINGER'S REPORT He Says the Indians Are Not to Blame for the Jackson's Hole Affair. Washington, Sept. 5. General Cop pinger, who had command of the re cent military expedition to the Jackson Hole country, today had a conference with Secretary Lamont, to which Com missioner of Indian Affairs Browning was invited: : ; y ,. - y.-; "I do not consider the Indians were to blame for the Jackson's Hole affair," said General Coppinger, at the close of the conference. "They are entirely quiet now, and have been; in fact, they would not say 'boo,' to a goose." One question which the general brought to the attention of Secretary Lamont and Commissioner Browning was the advisability of annexing the Jackson Hole country to the .Yellow stone National Park. He suggests that this action would solvo the problem by preventing all parties from hunting and fishing in that section, and said as the country is not densely settled, he thought there would be comparatively little difficulty in making the change. Commissioner Browning said that in the first place it would be a matter for Secretary Smith and then, for con gress, adding that he did not know how the people of Wyoming would re gard it, as it would deprive that state of territory. , . General Coppinger s report of the Indian troubles has been turned over to Secretary Lamont. : The general de clined to say whether he made any rec ommendations for the continuance of j troops in the Jackson's Hole counrty or for the punishment . of participants in the trouble. , A SWELL EVENT. Approaching Marriage of One of Cor- - nellus Vanderbilt's Daughters. Newport, R. I., Sept. 5. The en gagement of Miss Gertrude Vanderbilt and Moses Taylor, though not formally announced, is now oonceded by their friends. The great fortune of Miss Vanderbilt is almost matched by the millions of Mr. Taylor. He is the sec ond son of Henry 'A. C. Taylor, and his inheritance came from his grand father, Moses Taylor, a successful old time merchant. Miss Gertrude Van derbilt is the eldest ' daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt. She is pretty, attractive, slightly above the medium height, and slender. Her com plexion is fair, features small and reg ular, eyes gray, hair brown and abun dant Mr. Taylor was graduated from Yale in the class of '95. He is an en thusiast in athletic and outdoor sports and an expert at polo. Mr. Taylor inherited part of the es tate of $40,000,000 left by his grand father, which, with ' his share of his father's estate, willgive him $20,000, 000. ' Living in Iope. : ; San Franoisoo, Sept. "5. The Hawai ian exiles have not yet given up hope of returning to their country or of fin ancial balm for their wounded feelings. Colonel V. V. Ashford is occupying a cot in the French hospital, recovering from the experience of a Hawaiian prison. -.' A cablegram recently hinted that Ashford was in correspondence with Henry Labouchere, M. P. , editor of Truth, with a view to having his grievances taken up by the British peo ple. When interyiewed today Colonel Ashford admitted that he was in corre spondence with several of the leading men in England, but would not state the nature of the correspondence. He expresses his belief, however, that the British government, though slow, will finally, compel Pesident Dole and his government to make full reparation for the wrongs British subjects think they have suffered. t. ' Exclusion Act Attacked. Chicago, Sept. 5. Judge Seaman, of the federal court, attacked the Chi nese exclusion act, when he discharged from custody the Chinamen arrested in Detroit for entering the United States, and who were ordered to be deported by Commissioner Graves, of that city. Judge Seaman in discharging the men, said he questioned the constitutionality of the act. : He based his decision on the section of the act which gives ' to the United States commissioners the same power as is given a judge. Judge Seaman holds that the powers of a commissioner are limited. , He cannot pass sentence and inflict fines, but can simply hold to the federal grand jury. ..Iron Men Meet. ; Cleveland, ' Sept. ' 5i The Western Bar-Iron Association held a largely at tended conference here today. Nearly all the largest manufacturers in the Middle and Western states were either present or represented. ' The meeting was behind closed doors, and the mem bers refused to make public the object of the meeting. It was learned from an other souroe, however, . that the chief subjpt discussed was a proposition to advance the price of the product of the bar mills, as a result of the boom in the iron market all along the line. After a long disoussion it was decided to advanoe the price on all grades of bar iron $2 a ton. : Amnesty to Political Offenders. Rio Janeiro, August 80. The senate passed a bill granting general amnesty to political offenders. . THE REPUBLICS QUIET Peace Now Reigns Through out Central America. THE PEOSPEEITY OF GUATEMALA John Hice Chandler Discusses the Foa lbilltles of Trade Between This Country and Southern Kepubllcs. . ' Chicago, Sept. 4. John Rice Chand ler, correspondent of the Associated Press in Guatemala, arrived from that country today and was requested to make a full and frank statement of the situation of Central America, -now that he is on - American soil, j Mr, Chandler has been in the service of the United States in Central and South America for several years, and is fully acquainted with the situation and can speak intelligently. He says: . "There is a general belief that Cen tral Americans are on the eve of a revo lution. Recently, this belief has ap parently been backed, up by the tele graphic reports of several journals in the United States. In truth, four out of five republics are today apparently quite. The fifth, Salvador, has had some riots recently, due to the conni vances of thejJEzetas, headed by General Antonio Lzeta, who is now in San Francisco, trying to organize, a filibus tering, party, with American capital, in the Californa city. Nevertheless, the party in power, with General Guiter- rez at its head, has the good will; of the majority of the' people and it may be diffioult to oust him. The other re publics are doing their best to build up their national credit and keep all turb ulent elements in their places. "Guatemala has been without revo lution for some tweny years, and there has been absolute, peace during this period, with the exception of a war in 1890 with Salvador, which lasted two months. The great staple of this country is coffee. Crops are very large and prices in the last few years have been very high. Exports this year will probably reach some 20,000,000 bags. This government, under General Bar rios, ably seconded by his minister of war, General Morales, is all for peace. Government buildings are being erected all over the capital. Some, like the national palace, or government house, will cost upward of $1,000,000. - Fur thermore the city is being beautified with parks and well-paved avenues. Three new banks have been started within the last two months, with an aggregate capital of $6 000,000. Busi ness generally is very promising, and, in general, life and property are safe. The country has one railroad finished and two in course of construction. The Atlantic line will finally join the capi tal with the port of Barrios, and then the oountry will be but four days from the .United States, whereas it now takes fifteen days to reaoh San Fran cisco by the Pacific Mail line. Most of the trade of Central America goes to San Francisco and New York, but there is no reason why Memphis, St. Louis, New Orleans and other cities on the Mississippi, also Chicago, Cincin nati and other Western cities that are practically tributary to the Mississippi river, could not get a very large share "The country is rioh in minerals as well as all tropical products, and only needs the energy and capital of Ameri cans to build up a new Eldorado. . "One of the vital questions in Cen tral America is naturally the Monro doctrine, and the course the American government may pursue in sustaining it. The Central Americans believe that no other nation but the United States can and should build the Nicaragua canal, and that the $100,000,000 which it may cost would be amply paid for by , obtaining a majority of : South America's commerce, especially that of the Pacific side, its exports and imports having been calculated to be worth over $2,000,000 per annum." ; ;-, . V A Poor Place for Industry. -Washington, Sept. 5.- United States Consul Hiatt.at Santiago de Cuba, in reporting to the state department upon the efforts of the Pohupo Mining Com pany to supply Manganese ore for the American market, gives some detail of an attack upon the miners by Cuban insurrectionists. The company is an American corporation, the principal stockholders residing in Pennsylvania, but Spanish officers derive a : tonnage royalty from the mines. , This fact ex oited the displeasure of the rebels to such an extent that they fired upon the miners, causing such a stampede that the mine was compelled to close. Gen eral Maceo has since promised protec tion, but it has has been impossible to prevail upon the men to return. , The company just shipped its first shipload of 600 tons of ore to Philadelphia, where the demand is so great as to be beyond the supply capcity of this com pany, if allowed to operate. The ore is used in the manufacture of steel. ' , The $22,000 bond issue of school district No. 16 (Pendleton) has been sold j to Theiss & - Barroll, Spokane agents for Eastern money lenders, for $455 premium. The bonds draw 6 per cent MONEY TO MOVE CROPS-. More Important Matter Than the De. ;-..'''" mand for Gold. Washington, Sept. 4. The furnish ing of small notes and silver dollars to meet the demand for mouey to move (he crops is likely to absorb the energies of the treasury department during the next few weeks more than the demand for gold. The demand is not so active this year as it has sometimes been, and is not expected to be, because the na tional banks are better equipped than usually with small notes. Their sur pluses are larger, and the treasury itself has been making shipments of money for $5 and $10. There is a large supply of both these denomina tions in the currenoy reserve vaults of the treasury. The supply of notes for $1 and $3 is not so. large, . but can be increased if necessary. There is little discrimination in the demands upon the treasury as to the character of . the paper ourrency sent out, so long as it is new bills for small denominations. The usual polioy of the department is to unload silver certificates as far as possible, to follow these by Sherman treasury notes, and then retain the old legal tender notes until the last. The diffusion of small Sherman notes in distant parts of the country prevents their presentation at the subtreasuries for redemption in gold and the hoard ing of legal-tender cuts off in a meas ure the excess of currency redemption in gold at New York. "THE SILVER LINING." More About the First Production of be Play. ,.:;.'- Chicago, Sept. 4. Probably the most novel stage production ever witnessed in Chicago was given last night at the Chioago opera house. It was a drama tization of the free silver question in politics, and judging by the remark able circumstanoes attending the first public performance, the piece may not unlikely attract widespread attention. The Silver Lining" is the name of the play. The theme was suggested by "Coin's Financial School,", and Har vey, the author of "Coin," occupied, a proscenium box. - Hissing of the lines early in the piece presumably by anti silver sympathizers, caused no little excitement, which was increased when, after the second act, it was evi dent the piece had made a hit' The author, Fitzgerald Murphy, a well-known Boston newspaper man, being called before the curtain sudden ly turned to Harvey and asked him to say whether the play faithfully pre sented the spirit of "Coin's School." " The audience was on tiptoe at the unusual incident, and Harvey, rising in his place among the spectators, said: "It does, most magnificently." There was great oheering, mingled with hisses. During the excitement Miss Frances Drake, the San Francisco actress who takes the leading feminine part, had a narrow escape from serious injury. ' Her horse becoming restive, backed against the scenery, a portion of which fell with a crash. Miss Drake lost her balance and the horse, plunging and trembling, ' started to bolt Miss Drake had half fallen from the saddle, when, grasping'one of tl?e wings, she managed to steady herself and rode the frightened animal off the stage. v. . The play itself proved unexpectedly strong in dramatic interest. It was richly mounted by Manager T. W. Miner, the play being his first personal venture, though he has long been as sistant in the management of Jas. A. Hern's "Hearts of Oak," and the theatrical undei takings of his father, Congressman Miner, of New York, .-... The author denied before the cur tain that the play is being backed by the silver interests. . From Chicago it goes to Milwaukee and then on an ex tensive tour of the West aud South. The company is a particularly compe tent one, most of the members being pioked from the Frohman and other well-known companies. A feature of the piece is the excellent work of Will iam Conrtleigh, as the hero, John Jef ferson, .said to renresfint p.x-Rfinre- sentative Bryan, of Nebraska. . j . ' , - Searching for Peary. ' St. John's, N. F.,'" Sept 4. The first news from the'Peary relief expedi tion was brought today by the Ameri can sohooner;' John E. Manckehzie, re turning from ft Greenland halibut fishery.- The Mackenzie, met . the ' Kite with the expedition on- board, .at Hol steiuburg, July 15. . -At Holsteinburg the Kite, took aboard Professor Dyche, one of the members of the expedition, and - sailed again the same evening. Very little ice"was reported South of Greenland waters. The crew of the Mackenzie think the Kite will have no difficulty in reaching ' Whale's - sound, where ; Peary's headquarters are; lo cated. .The return of the relief .party is expected about the end of this month. ' - . A Rich Pocket. Breckenridge, Col., Sept 4. In leased ground on Farncomb hill, Rich ard Foote and George Cavaux took out in three days fifty-five pounds of gold worth $17.50 an ounce. 'The place be ing worked, out of whioh the fifty-five pounds were taken, is only four feet square, and there is more of the ore in sight "JACK THE RIPPER " He Was a Medical Student of London. IS NOW IN AN INSANE ASYLUM The Facts Are All Well Known to the English Authorities, Who Hushed .'.'V .' - the Matter Vp ' New York, Sept. 8. Dr. Forbes Winslow,' of . Loudon, : a well-known specialist on suicide and insanity, says th&t "Jack the Ripper," who by his crimes terrorized liondon a few years - ago, is incarcerated in a county luuatio asylum in England. Dr. Winslow says this fact is known to the' doctors, but they ; hushed up the tacts. , Dr. Winslow says that he is a medical . student, suffering from suicidal mania. The doctor has oome to New York to attend the .medical congress, whioh will be held September 4, 5 and 6. He ' will be chairman of the department of insanity and mental medicine, and has prepared a paper on suicide, considered . as a mental epidemic " The story told by Dr. Winslow is as follows: . - Jack the Ripper' was a medical ' student of good family. . He was a young man of slight build, with light hair and blue eyes. He studied very hard and his mind, being naturally weak, gave way. He became a relig ious enthusiast and attended early ser- ; 9 vice every morning at St. Paul's. His religious fervor resulted in homicidal mania toward the women of the street, and impelled him to murder them..: He , lodged with a man whom I know, and suspicion was first directed toward him by reason of the fact that he returned to his lodgings at unreasonable hours; that he had innumerable coats and hats stained with blood. - 't;, - -; ' "I have in my possession a ' pair of Indian mocassins stained with blood - that the "Ripper" wore while on his murderous expeditions. I notified : the : Scotland Yard authorities, but at that - time they refused to co-operate with me. Subsequently the young man was placed in confinement and remanded to an asylum, where he is today. '? Since his incarceration there has been no repetition of the murders that he per petrated. ;. - ,, . " . . 'iThese facts are all known to the - . English authorities, and it is conceded that the man now in the asylum is 'Jaok the Ripper.' .' It was deemed de-. , sirable, however, to hush 'the -matter up. The details were too horrible to be - made the subject of a public trial, aud there was no doubt of the man's hope less insanity. " . :. : . " . A QUESTION OF RENTAL. Dispute Between the Southern Paciflo and Western Union. San Francisco, ' Sept 3. A dispute - has arisen between the Western Union people and the Southern Pacific Com pany. The former leases vall of the telegraph lines of the railroad and op erates them as a part of ' its telegraph system. . This arrangement - has been in force since 1877. One of the pro- : visions of the contract provides that the Western - Union shall - pay Mr. Huntington $100,000 annually. The payment for this year is now , several . months overdue, and the whole trouble is the outgrowth of this negligence on the part of the Western Union. " ' The Wwtern Union wishes a reduc tion made in: this yearly rental. No definite statement can be obtained as to the exact amount which the Western Union would be willing to pay,: but it is rumored that a demand has been made for a reduction of at least 33 per . cent. The Western Union officials say that there was no opposition on the Pa- -cifio coast when the contract was made, but that during the last few years the company has been subjected to the se- 1 verest kind of competition.. In view of - these facts they claim - that the Southern Paciflo should be willing to grant a material reduction. Mr. Hunt ington and the Western Union , people have had the matter under considera tion for some time, but the. former is said, so far, to have' declined to me' any reduction; - He takes the ground that the lease as it exists is fair to both parties, and the rental is not too exorb itant. '"'; v.-:! '''vv . People in a position to ;. know the facts are cautious about, speaking on the subject. It is known, however, that both sides have taken .a very de-.. termined stand, and the controversy may eventually result in the cahcella-r tion of the present obn tract Neither party, however, is at the mercy of the other. - The railroad ; simply does not want to operate its own telegraph lines while the Western Union does not de; sire to relinquish them as part of its ooast service. v ,. ." , ' ; ,-f ' r.;v , Taking all the circumstances into consideration, it is more than probable that if the lease of 1877 should be can celed, another : would be drawn up. , , Before any final understanding ! is reached, however, there will undoubt edly be some important litigation in the United States courts regarding the ' new lease. - , .