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VOL. 7. HOOD RIVER, OREGON, FRIDAY. DECEMBER 27, 1895. NO. 31.
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Financial Situation Is
THE MARKET QUIET IN LONDON
Prioes Moving Upward With Speculation
Very Brisk Chicago and Boston
Markets Feel the Reaction.
New York, Deo. 26. The stock mar
ket opened in good tone, with specula
tion very brisk. There was good buy
ing, in which - - foreign houses were
prominent, and nearly all active lists
made rapid advances. Some realizing
sales oaused a retrograde movement
and decfines were recorded from .to
2 per cent. The market, however,
was fairly steady, and there were no
indications of panicky oondition.
The depression whioh oame on the
market at 10:45 continued about half
an hour, the extreme deoline being in
sugar, whioh fell cents. At 10:45
prices were again moving upward,
Pullman selling at 6 per cent and
others at from to 2 per cent ad
vance. Money had raged between 6
and 25 per cent on actual transactions,
but at one time was 85 per oent, with
no business, . The rate at noon was 20
per oent, and 12:50 $200,000 was loaned
' at 20 per cent. Loans have been made
on dividend-paying stock at 6 per cent
Gould, Hall & Company suspended
today as the result of the slump in the
stock v market -Friday and Saturday.
The firm is a small one, and the sus
pension had no effect on 'change.
Improvement in London, '
London, Dee. 26. At 1 o'olook this
afternoon there was less exoltement in
the stock exchange, but the market was
still unsettled. . There was a disposi
tion to take a more hopeful view of
the Venezuelan question . politically,
but grave apprehension is felt regarding
the finanoial outlook of the United
States. There was not much improve
ment in foreign government securities.
The American railroad market, whioh
was very exoited at the opening, was
quieter . at 1 o'olook. ; - In fact the
panicky feeling seems to have, given
way to one of more , oonfldenoej On
the Liverpool and Manchester'' ' and
Glasgow stock exohanges the tone
showed a marked improvement and
prioes for Ameircan securities were
steadily advancing. ; .
Are Glad of It.
London, Deo. 26. The afternoon pa
pers today, oomment editorially at
length on the "Venezuelan matter, but
their remarks 'are on the finanoial
rather than the political phase. , While
there is no abatement of expressions of
belief that the gronud taken by the
United States is untenable, the tone
is altogether more pacific Yet there
is considerable display of satisfaction
at finanoial difficulties in the United
States. ' - .
Business during the day was ex.
oAprlincrlv timet on the exchange.
Operators generally were disposed to!
await further news from the United J
States. Amerioan stooks, however,
closed steady; Brazilians particularly
In Boston. , "
Boston, Deo. 26. There was a no
, tioeable reaotion from the panioky oon
.dition of last week's market at the
opening this morning. It is believed
the worst is over. The advance in
prioes noted during the first few minu
tes of business was not seriously broken,
and a feeling of greater confidence was
SHOULD THERE BE WAR.
Lack of Uniformity In Small Arms and
Washington, Deo. 26. Lieutenant
. Niblock, in charge of the naval militia
division of the navy department, has
urgently called attention of the author
ities to the serious inoonvenienoe and
nnnfnninn that is ant to arise in oase
our military and naval foroes are oalled
into joint action, as they must in de
fensive war, growing out of the laok
of uniformity in small arms and signal
codes. . ' -
The army is armed with the.Kragg
Jorgenson rifle of thirty caliber, while
the navy has contracted for a supply of
Lee magazine rifles of twenty-three
caliber, so that the same kind of
ammunition will not serve both arms,
and grave mistakes are apt to ooour in
issuing it to the men.
Lieutenant Nibleok suggests in the
interest of the naval militia, as well
as on broader grounds, that it would
be well if the war and navy depart'
ments would settle as soon as practic
able by competitive tests, which is the
best weapon,' that of the army or that
of the navy, and stop at once the mak
ing of the less desirable arm.
. In the case of signal codes, there is a
like conflict. He said the army depart'
ment used the present naval oode for
twenty -five years, with the greatest
suooess. When the change was made
the navy department followed, but
after a fair trial was obliged to aban
don the present army oode, and return
to the original oode. The navy cannot
use the army oode. The army oan and
has used the present naval oode.
Minnesota Fenians Ready.
St. Paul, Deo. 26. Captain J. A,
Kennedy of this oity, speaking for the
Northwestern center of the Fenian
brotherhood, has sentja message to Presi
dent Cleveland, tendering "the servioes
of 20,000 men who have been under fire
before" in case of war with Great
Britain, St. Paul has been a Fenian
oenter for twenty-five years, and a
large number of the men now anxious
to fight England abetted Louis Kiel in
his two rebellions in the Northwest.
Comments on Favorite and Dark Horses
in the Coming Fight.
; Washington Fost.J
It is true that a long reoord must be
broken if a speaker becomes president
But Mr. Reed is a reoord breaker. He
broke the reoord of a hundred years
when he introduced his quorum count
ing device. He not only enraged his
political opponents, but he startled his
friends by that ruling.
There is one possibility for a united
delegation from Ohio, and that would
be for the friends of MoKinley to unite
with their opponents to make the
delegation solid for Joseph Benson For-
aker for president. If .this should suo
oeed and Foraker be elected McKinley
could enter the field for the vacancy
in the senate thus oreated. President
Foraker might be more willing to help
McKinley to the senate than Senator
Foraker would be to help McKinley
into the White House.
A Mugwump Opinion. s
We believe, if the Republicans nomi
nee for president a trimmer, or a man
either tainted with the evil of bossism
or possessed of unsound currenoy
views, and if the Democrats noimnate
a candidate of good charaoter and abil
ity, that many of those who voted the
Republican ticket at the last election
will vote for the Democrat, while the
vast army of this year's stay-at-homes
will go to the polls.
New York Bun.
Mr. Whitney has put forth a positive
statement with regard to the Demo
cratic nomination for the presidency.
'1 am not a candidate and have not
been a candidate and must not be con
sidered a candidate," toys Mr. Whit
ney. Yet if the Democratic national
oonvention should insist upon nomina
ting him, there is nothing in this de
clension to prevent the honor 'being
forced upon him; and a very handsome
and popular candidate he would make,
notwithstanding his present refusal.
A Southern Echo.
Memphis Commercial Appeal.
MoKinley is laying his plans to cap
ture the delegations from the Southern
states. Mr. MoKinley, of oourse, has
read Senator Sherman's book and will
be prepared for any emergency. When
he captures a negro delegate he will
promptly sew him up in a bag and
hang him out of Alger's reach.
A Football Simile.
Chicago Inter-Ocean. ;
If Tom Reed makes a oenter rush
and gets through the Western line of
candidates to this Western platform
onoe it will be a mighty hard job for
the Western men to rally and get the
presidential pigskin away from him.
If McKinley, Harrison, Allison, Davis
and other Western men are going to
play presidentuial football with Tom
Reed next summer it would be a good
plan for them to strenghten the half
back and quarter-baok and show that
Mr. Reed is not the only candidate to
defend the Western platform of bi
metalism. Harrison in the Lead.
1 The most careful observers of the po
litical situation and those who are not
afraid to report things as , they think
they see them regard Harrison as the
most promising of the presidential
boomers, with Allison as an excellent
second in the race.
Items ot General Interest
From All' Sections.
Mr. Hammond Pushing; His Railroad
Project Nem Ferce Making
Rapid Progress Oregon.
The latest enterprise at Ashland is a
steam laundry, whioh has just begun
The entire output of hops this year
for Oregon was between 80,000 and
A call has been made for $15,000
worth of school warrants of school diS'
triot No. 1 , in Snoohmish county.
The new normal school trailing of
Cheney is fast approaching completion.
It will be ready for oooupanoy in the
All the maohinery has been pur
chased for the woolen mill at Pendleton
and is the most improved pattern, and
will be set up and tried in the East be
fore being placed on the oars for ship
Five thousand - tons of ooal was
turned out by the Beaver Hill Coal
Company. They are sinking a slope
from the 700-foot level and are driv
ing two gang-ways from a 800-foot
level, and when this is finished ; the
output will be 15,000 tons per month.
The company has completed a road
from Marshfield, their shipping point,
to Myrtle Point and will extend it to
Roseburg to tap the Southern Pacific
Several towns and cities in Oregon
and Washington have lately obtained
an excellent and adequate water supply
in an inexpensive manner by the use of
wooden pipes. ' The pipes are made
from common pine logs, ten inches in
diameter, hollowed out with a six-inch
bore. It is olaimed that the wooden
pipes last as long as the iron pipes.
One town has a line of pipes seven
miles long that, with all oonnotions,
cost but $ 2,000. ,
About the first of the year A. B.
Hammond, the president of the Astoria
& Columbia River railroad is expect
ed from the East. He has ordered 10,
000 tons of steel rails in England, to be
shipped from Liverpool direot to As
toria. These rails are for the 60 miles
of road now building from Goble to
Astoria, and will reach here about
next May in time for the completion of
the roadbed. The duty on these
rails will be about $7 a ton, and, with
this additional light tax, will be
oheaper than the small rails can be fur
nished in this country. George W.
Fenwiok, Mr. Hammond's brother-in-law,
who has charge of all his mill
and lumber interests in Montana, has
just visited the mouth of the Columbia
and looked over the work of grading
the road, r He was acoompanied by En
gineer Curtis, and the two went up
the river and made a thorough exam
ination of the works.- There are about
250 men, divided into eight camps,
covering a stretch of ten miles, at
work on the grade, and making good
headway. A tunnel 175 feet long is
being driven at John Day river, into
rook and sandstone, and about fifty feet
has already been excavated. ' The pile
drivers are at work on the apporachej
to the bridges on the Astoria side. As
soon as the spring weather sets in a
larger foroe will be put to work, and it
is expected that the road will be fin
ished by next Ootober. Mr. Fenwick
is on his way to California, and merely
stopped here to look over the situation.
He is very reticent as to his move
ments, but it has been ' ascertained
from reliable information that he has
in view the erection of a lage mill at
the mouth of the ' river, similar to the
one he now manages in Montana,
whioh is known to have a yearly out
put of 40,000,000 feet of lumber.
The state dairymens' association
will meet in Ellensburg, on January,
the 17th, 1896.
The new marine hospital, located at
Port Townsend, has just been inspected
by the United States offioials.
There is now a strong probability of
an establishment in the near future of
a fruit cannery at East Sound.
The improvement of the Everson and
Goshen road in Whatcom county is
contemplated at a oost of about $18,
.George W. Boggs, ex-state treasurer
of Taooma, has been found guilty of
fraudulently using pulbio funds for
personal gain. A
The oonstruotion has begun of a per
manent logging railroad in the exten
sive timber distriot in Snohomish
oounty, near Marysville.
An opposition steamship line has
been organized between San Franoisoo
and Puget sound. Freight rates have
been out from $3 to $1 per ton.
A new creamery is now being built
at Yakima, and is claimed to be the
finest in the state. It will be three
stories high, equipped with most ap
proved macibnery. Operations will
be oommenoed in the spring with the
milk from 200 cows. (
The commissioners of the United
States land offices at Walla Walla,
will in January , begin hearing 850
oontest claims in whioh settlers and
the Northern Paoifio are diverse par
ties.. The Mongolian quail, recently
brought from China, is being intro
duced in various parts of the state,
and the sportsmen expeot soon to dine
on one of the choicest of Chinese table
The job printers of Tacoma have
followed the example of Seatlte this
year and formed an association for the
purpose of regulating prices on job
work. The capital stock . represents
aboust $500,000. ;
Operations are now in progress in
starting up the Port Ludlow mill,
whioh has been closed down for the
past three years. It is said that it will
be the largest one on the sound, as
another mill is contemplated south of
the present one. ,
It is repeorted that the construction
oompany in Boston . nave lavorabiy
considered the Blaine, Lynden and
Nooksaok valley railroad. Supplies will
be Ordered and active work begun the
first of the year. This line of road
passes through 5,000 aores of standing
green timber between Blaine and
Judge Hanford's deoision, that un
patented lands of the Northern Paoifio
railroad company are exempt from tax
ation, is not as far-reaohing in Spokane
and Walla Wallla counties as was at
first supposed. In Spokane only 83.252
aores are unpatented, or about one-fifth
of the whole, and in Walla Walla
there are only about 820 aores of lieu
land, wihch is under oontest and
therfore not taxable.
The Castner Coal & Coke Company
are going to put in a new $22,000 eleo
trio. plant at Great Falls for lighting
a Congressman Hartman wants an In
dian industrial sohool opened at Keogh
reservation at Miles City and wants
$75,000 for that purpose, $40,000 of
whioh is to be used for buildings.
The season ' just Closed has been a
fairly profitable one to the cattlemen
of Montana. Over 147,000 head were
shipped over the Great Northern road
and the average price was $35 per
head. , : .
Aboaut twenty mining maohines are
to be put in the great ooal camp at Belt
City. . The company have also let the
oontraot to the Phillipsburg car works
for 250 mining cars of two tons capa
city. The company has orders for 125
oarloads per day.
One hundred and fifty men are at
work at Clanoy preparing the grounds
and foundations for the buildings to be
erected there for the use of the Great
Northern - railroad. A steam plow is
in operation there and the work is
It is calculated by the most conserva
tive business men of Butte that the
present payroll for labor alone in that
oamp exceeds the enormous sum of
$800,000 per month. That sum of
money is sufficient to maintain and
keep booming a city four times the
present size of Butte. -
The oapitol building commissioners
expect soon to establish the validity of
the warrants issued by the board, and
will then make an effort to dispose of
them to the bankers of the state. Sev
eral prominent bankers have already
shown a disposition to accept the war
rants at par, provided they are valid,
the commissioners say.
' 7 Idaho. ... .
The railroad mileage of Idaho is
nearly 1,000 miles.
Idaho has 718,889 sheep whioh are
assessed at $1 per head.
The contractors of the Mink oreek
canal have accepted one piece of work,
and have just let another oontraot
The new oity of Nez Peroe is making
rapid progress. At present there are
eight or ten buildings in the course of
erection. Contracts have been made
by persons who have leased the saw mill
to deliver 1,000,000 feet of lumber to
the town site by January 1. About
twenty buildings have been ereoted so
far, pat further progress has been re
tarded owing to the cold weather.
J. H. Gaffney, the receiver of the
bank of Genessee, has taken charge of
the defunct institution. The assets
and liabilities of the bank have been
invoioed by the sheriff. An electrio
light plant is to be ereoted in Canyon
oreek for the purpose of supplying light
at Burke and Gem and intermediate
points. Water power will be used
from Canyon creek.
The Amerioan Falls Irrigation &
Power Company have applied for the
control of 109,680 aores of land, lo
cated on Sanke river, in Blaine oounty.
The oompany proposes to take the wa
ter from Snake river, and carry it to
the east to reolaim a large section of
land that is now a desert wapte. , An
other irrigation enterprse is to be put
there next June, near Lewiston. The
company expect this project will cost
$ 1 00, 000. This water will be procured
from Asotin creek, and will be 2,000
miners inches and when needed will be
increased to 5,000 miners inches.
THE PHILADELPHIA STRIKE.
Many Rumors Current, hut the Situation
Philadelphia, Deo. 24. The strike
situation is apparently unchanged, but
the air is full of all kinds of rumors.
No attempt was made to run oars, the
authorities fearing violence from the
strikers' sympathizers. Many confer
ences were held on both sides, but no
statements were given out The strik
ers had uniformed men in all parts
of the oity solioiting subscriptions from
door to door, and it is said the aggre
gate collections run into high figures.
What effort will be made in the way of
running oars cannot be ascertained,
but an uneasy feeling exists for what
may result if any attempts are made.
Major Warwick issued the following
"As matters stand, my duty as chief
exeoutive offloer is to preserve the
peaoe and order of the oity, and I will,
with all the foroe at my command, do
this, and, if necessary, I will bring to
my assistance all the foroe that un
der the law oan be brought into requi
sition, be it state or national. Life
and property shall be protected by the
strong arm of the law. Lawlessness is
anarchy, and that will not be permitted
under any oiroumstanoes. "
John L. Welsh, president of the
company, tonight issued a lengthy
statement to the public It reiterates
the company's determination to' ignore
the organization, and blames the
strike and its consequences on parties
who had no connection with the oom
pany. Welsh rehearses the events of
the past few days, deploring the vio
lence and explaining the inability of
the company to disoharge the 1,400
new men they have taken on since the
LONDON MONEY MARKET.
Effect of the War Scare Upon' Stocks
Listed Upon the Jcxehange.
London, Deo. 24. The money mar
ket has undergone a temporary tighten
ing under the influence of the Ameri
can panic. Ease will undoubtedly De
restored on the arrival of gold from
New York. In the stock market the
shock produced by President Cleve
land's message caused a demoraliza
tion in the American stocks. While
war was never seriously anticipated,
the investing and speculating world
look forward with the utmost appre
hension to the oonsequences to Ameri
can finances likely to follow, what the
mildest here describe, as President
Cleveland's rashness. After President
Cleveland's and Seoreatry Carlisle's re
cent utterances on the ourrenoy ques
tion, hopes begin to revive in the
American market; but the crisis had
completely shattered all confidence,
and even the best gold bonds were be
ing thrown recklessly on the market
Further dallianoe with the ourrenoy
problem was regarded . as impossible,
and until it was seen how events will
shape themselves there is little ohance
of the rally except through the pur
chases of the best class of bonds by the
sanguine speculators. It is difficult to
learn the aotual dealing prioes but the
week's fall ranges from; 8" to 12 per
cent Canadians were almost as badly
affected. Grand Trunk 2. All mar
kets were weak in sympathy. '
COALSHIP IN A STORM.
Terrible Experience of the Wachusetts
Off the Washington Coast.
Port Townsend, Deo. 24. The ooal
collier Wachusetts, after a frightful
battle with the elements off the Wash
ington coast, whioh nearly resulted
in the loss of the vessel, arrived at Port
Angeles this afternoon in a leaky oon
dition. She loaded with coal from
Nanaimo, bound for San Franoisoo.
She passed Cape Flattery last Tues
day. . A terribe storm was encountered
and for three days the orew remained
nobly at their posts. -Heavy seas car
ried away the starboard bulwarks, and
tons of water flooded the hold. The
wind merged into a hurrioane, and the
ship labored heavily, straining her tim
bers and springing a leak. Three
sailors were severly injured by floating
wreokage, and the captain himself nar
rowly esoaped being washed overboard.
For three days the storm continued in
all its fury, and the vessel slowly made
her way toward the cape, where she
was taken in tow.
From a casual examination at Port
Angeles this afternoon, the cargo will
have to be discharged and the vessel go
in the dry dock for. repair. She is
leaking at the rate of six inches per
hour. ' ' '
The Wachusetts belongs to William
E. Migbell, of San Franosioo, and is
one of the best coalships on the coast
All Four Were Drowned. .
.Denver, Deo. 24. While skating on
Lathrop lake, seven miles from this
oity, Charley Jones, aged 8, fell
through the ioe. His brother Robert
and sister Maggie, aged 21 and 20,
respectively, and Ina Ball, aged 16, at
tempted . to rescue him, and all four
. Still Another Crossing Accident.
Carlisle, Minn., Deo. 24. Edward
Burran, jr., and Miss Emma Mox were
killed by the oars while crossing the
Great Northern tracks today.
THE WAR OF WORDS
Neither Nation Desirous
War Not Prepared.
VENEZUELA THANKS CLEVELAND
Hot Blood Will Cool and Diplomacy
Will Prevent Bloodshed What
Other Powers Say.
New York, Deo. 24. A dispatch to
the Herald from Valparaiso says: Chile.
whioh is thoroughly conservative in
its polioy as a republio is greatly in
clined to hold the views of Great Brit
ain on the Venezuelan question. It
is thought that the British government
has nothing to fear as to the outoome
of the dispute. Leading men in all
oiroles here sharply oritioise the inter
pretation put upon the Monroe doctrine
by the United States. :
Diaz Will Not Express an Opinion.
Mexico Deo. 24. President Diaz in
an interview today on President Cleve
land's message said: .
"While I am of course a partisan
of the Monroe doctrine properly un
derstood I, do not think I should give
the press an opinion on its applioation .
to the question pending between Great
Britain and Venezuela. "
Thanks the President.
New York", Deo. 24. A dispatoh'
from Caracas says: In an interview
on President Cleveland's , message
President Crespo said he was preparing
a personal letter of thanks to President
Cleveland. He added:
"The attitude, of Venezuela and of
her executive-head upon the boundary
question in Guiana will always be one
of self -protection. The republio will
uphold rights that properly may be re
garded as hers at all hazards. Presi
dent Cleveland and myself were both as
one in losing and in regaining power,
and certainly it seems as if we were
one in destiny and action.
The Feeling in Argentina.
New York, Deo. 24. A dispatoh to
the Herald from Buncos Ayres says:
The general topio of discussion here in
official and business oiroles is the ener
getio message of President . Cleveland '
on the Venezuelan boundary question.
Outside of the English oolony, who re- -gard
the message as a mere threat, the
reception of its interpretation of the
Monroe doctrine is enthusiastio. Gen
eral Mitre says that he has always been
in hearty aocord with the principles
enunoiated in the doctrine and that he
C8n say that the same view is held by
the acting president of Argentina, Gen
The Naoion says that the support of
all South Amerioan republics should -be
given to the United States.
La Prensau says that the United
States having formally . and firmly
deolared her intention in regard to Eu- -
ropean intervention on the Amerioan
oontinent, South Amerioa should ex
press its full sympathy with the great
London, Deo. 24. Commenting upon
the Venezuelan question the newspa
pers generally agree that the situation
is more serious than they thought it -
yesterday. In the public mind, also,
there is a general feeling of disap
pointment at the aotion of oongress.
The stock, exchange here and ex
ohanges throughout the oountry con
tinue under the influence of the diffi
culty. At the same time, there is no '
Pall Mall Gazette's money artiole
says: Of oourse, whatever happens,
Amerioa will lose oredit over the affair.
It iB particularly inopportune, when
many of her railways need money. "
The Globe, a newspaper supposed to
be on terms of intimaoy with the gov
ernment, gives warning that Great
Britain will ' remain firm, saying:-
"President Cleveland may appoint a
dozen commissioners, but England will
remain firm in her refusal to recognize
them, and jurisdiotion of this sort
This is our . unalterable position, be
the oonseqnenoes what they may. We
will never submit to such unparalleled
The Globe is also irate at the recent
utterances of Dr. Chaunoey M. Depew,
especially his references to the easy
manner in whioh the United States
oould conquer Canada, remarking:
"The overwhelming naval strength of
England, would enable her to pour
troops into Canada at any sight of dan
ger. Small warships oould be sent to
the lakes, and Chisago, Detroit and
Buffalo, would be utterly at their
St. Louis Republican.
William R. Morrison, of Illinois;
Roger Q. Mills, of Texas; and John G.
Carlisle, of Kentucky, gave the Demo
cratic party the inspiration of a prin
ciple of action and a polioy of ooher-'
ence and. aggression. There were
other men, valiant in service and ripe
in counsel, but around . these three
raged the battle which was fought
against foes without and foes within the
party. There was a host of Israel be
fore the walls of Bethlehem, but only
three mighty men of valor who braved
the Philistines to bring back the life
giving water from the well at the gate.