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EVENTS OF THE DAY
EPITOME OF THE TELEGRAPHIC
NEWS OF THE WORLD.
. An Interesting Collection of Item From
the Two Hemispheres Presented in a
Condensed Form A Large Amount
of Information In a Small Space.
The government of Chile has failed
to float a government loan of 4,.
A special decree has been issued an
nouncing the coronation of the czar
will take plaoe in Mobcow in May
Ex-President Harrison has annonnoed
that he and Mrs. Dimmiok are engaged
to be married. The marriage will not
take plaoe until after Lent.
The Panama Canal Company is mak
ing gisrantio preparations for railroad
' sonstruction. It is purchasing im
mense quantities of cross ties and ooal.
The Deutsohe bank has obtained a
contract to issue the Chinese loan of
100,000 teals, with interest at 5 per
i. i i nris Jl a. 1 1 s
- cone, no cost oa4, ana w m jbbuou
1 . at 95.
..--A riionafah frnm Vnlrnhomft rata thA
queen of Corea is oertainly dead.
There is no truth in the story that she
esoaped at Seoul. Two Coreans have
been executed for participation in the
A Berlin dispatch to the Standard
says all the German sovereigns will
grant a limited pardon to criminals
upon the oooasion of the oelebration or
the anniversary of the proclamation of
A dispatch from Peking says the
British minister has presented an ulti
matum to the Chinese government, de
manding the opening of West river.
The truth of the report has been de
nied in London, however.
A series of postoffloe robberies has
just been discovered in San Franoisoo
by the government, and three Chinese
firms will lose $4,000. The robberies
were committed by Chinese who had
keys to open the mail boxes.
The Ashantee war in South Afrioa
is ended. Sir Franois Scott, in com
mand of the British expeditionary
forces, has occupied Coomasie, the
capital, without opposition. King
Prempeh accepts all the British de
mands. It is officially stated that Dr. Jamie
son and others who were in prison with
him will be released unconditionally
by the Transvaal government, and that
tVia TTitlonrtava in rinA nrmrfiA nf timA.
' will be enabled to make their demands
The president of the Manufacturers'
Trust Company of Brooklyn, has of
fered to plaoe gold in the treasury, and
take a receipt therefor. Being a bid-
- dor for the new issue of bonds, he sug
gests that if his bid is aooepted the
amount be deducted, and the balanoe
nbimiul It-, ia maiit that In thla WAV
the treasury would be afforded imme-
V, rlintn rfilinf. v
The return of Commandant Herbert
Booth, of the Salvation Army, from
London to this country is likely to
' create trouble among the officers and
the rank and file of the Salvationists in
the United States. If he suooeds in
supplanting his elder brother, Balling
ton Booth, in charge of the army here
publio meetings will be held in New1
York and protest against the change.
The wheat market took a sudden
jump in Wa'la Walla and oaused con
siderable excitement Over 100,000
bushels were sold in one day. It
reached 50 cents for bluestem. One
buyer purohased 05,000 bushels Of blue
stem at 50 cents, while another lot was
sold at 50 cents, f. p. h. Buyers at
tributed the rise to the excessive de
mand for milling purposes on the Pa
The report of the immigration inves
' tigating committee appointed by Secre
tary Carlisle June 18, 1894, has just,
been published. The ohapter on Can-
adian migratory laborers says; The ,
commission nevertheless advises, in
view of the injury done to Amerioan
labor by Canadian migratory laborers,
that congress provide a law regulating
immigration into the United States
from contiguous foreign countries, by
water or land, in such a manner as to
protect our workmen from the importa
tion of the transient cheap labor across
Earthquakes have been noted in vari
ous parts of the state of Oaxaoa,
General Thomas Ewing, ex-member
of congress from Ohio, is dead, at the
age of 67.
England's application for the Ameri
can . loan will involve the export of
13,000,000 of gold within a week.
Three men were killed and four re
ceived serious injuries by the ex
plosion of gas in New Haven, Conn.
Advices from Crown Point, Ind.,
state that bloodhounds are to be used
to trail criminals hiding in the Kan
kakee swamps. v .
As a result of a fire in St Louis five
firemen were buried in the ruins, and
another died, from injuries reoeived
while fighting the flames.
Despite the prohibitory deoree of the
sultan, the Bed Cross Society is pre
paring an expedition to Turkey to dis
tribute relief to the Armenian suffer
The hoisting maohine in the convert
ing department of the Ohio Steel Com
pany, at Youngtson, O., went wrong
and one man was killed and two seri
The death of Prince Henry of Bat-
tenberg is announoed. He accom
panied the British expeditionary forces
to Sonth Afrioa, and while there con
tracted a fever of whioh he died.
The supreme oourt rendered an im
portant decisions in San Franoisoo, de
laring that the stockholders of the de
funct Paoifio bank are individually
liable for the debts of the corporation.
The site for the United States peni
tentiary, whioh was. located by the
commission about eighteen months ago
near the state penitentiary in Walla
Walla, has been approved by the gov
ernment and the title aooepted.
The Mohammedan rebellion, in
the Chinese province of Kansu, has
been entirely suppressed, and the coun
try pacified. There have been many
executions, including the leaders of
A detailed account of the surrender
of King Prempeh, of Ashantee, to the
British expeditionary foroe in South
Afrioa, state that his majesty actually
groveled in the dust as a mark of his
complete submission to England.
A row between Theodore Lueboke, a
oarpenter, and William Solomon,' a
German compatriot, at the home of the
former, in Portland, Or., ended in
Lueboke stabbing to the heart and al
most instantly killing Solomon. Fam
ily troubles were the cause.
It is stated that a rupture between
Brazil and Italy is imminent owing to
Brazil's tardiness in satisfying Italian
olaims" arising out of the civil war in
Brazil. It is reported the warship
Benjamin Constant has started to oo
oupy the island of Trinidade.
A dispatch from San Salvador says the
minister of war is mobilizing the militia
of which in this oity alone there are
,000 available. The government as
serts this is done for the purpose of ac
customing the militia to the use of
arms and to perfect their drill.
A dispatch from Ekaterinoelav, the
capital of the government of that
name, in Southern Russia, gives de
tails of a fire that - occurred in a
theater, causing a great loss of life.
The fire was discovered while a per
formance was going on. ' The specta
tors became panio-strioken, and made
wild rush for the exits. ' Forty-nine
bodies have already been taken out
Truly Shattuok, the young aotress,
has fled from San Franoisoo to avoid
testifying against her mother, who is
being tried for the murder of Harry
Poole. Truly was the chief witness
gainst her mother during the first
trial, Mrs. Shattuok shot the young
man on account of the attentions to her
daughter, and it was proved that
Truly, at the command of her mother,
wrote Poole a note whioh summoned
him to her house the day he was shot.
There is to be a sensational contest
in Andersonville, Ind., between Dr.
Covert, who has recently sned and
been sued by the Indiana Spiritualists,
and Dr. Harry Adams, of Crawfords
ville, who olaims to represents the
Spiritualists, but many disclaim him.
For six nights Dr. Adams is to appear
and Dr. Covert has wagered that he
will do everything Dr. Adams per
forms, Covert not claiming any me
dium assistance. The men have put
up 500 with the judges.
Negotiations between the Bio Grande
Western and .the Western Passenger
Association have been broken off again.
The Bio Grande Western has agreed,
however, to cease paying a commission
on tiokets from Salt Lake to Denver,
reserving to itself the right to out rates
whenever necessary to meet the compe
tition of the Union Paoifio. The West
ern roads have agreed to make half
fare rates for commissioned officers of
the army and navy and the dependent
members of their families when they
travel at their own expenses.
OUR SISTER STATES
DEVELOPMENT AND PROGRESS
OF THE NORTHWEST.
Interesting Topics Tersely Told The
Rapidly Growing- Industries of the
Pacific States as Compared With the
Preceding Tears Oregon.
The offioial figures of the Harney
county assessment are (1,724,988.
A freight train- numbering fifty oars
containing wheat, was shipped from
near Pendleton last week.
In case of urgent need of militia pro-
teotion, about 1,600 men, including two
batteries, can be rendezvoused in
twenty-four hours, at Portland.
The steel-head salmon have been so
numerous at Coquille this week that
the good people there have been quite
willing for Lent to oommenoe.
An Oregon man has attained con
siderable distinction in Philadelphia
by carrying off the prize for growing
three fine yellow Danver onions. '
Last year's product of corn was 8,
145,879 bushels. The two Nestuooa
valleys are to be connected by a wagon
toad, the oourt having favorably passed
on a recent petition to that effect
The death rate among the Indians of
the Klamath reservation is reported to
be very high owing to the whooping
oongh epidemio, and the redskins hav-
ing returned to the aboriginal sweat-
house treatment of the disease.
The broom factory at Bandon turned
out 9,000 broom handles for one ship
ment to San Franoisoo. This industry,
and the woolen mills, whioh have re
cently resumed operations, have raised
the population of that town to over
One of Polk county's wealthiest land
owners nas had the lever lor some
years to engage in raising coffee. He
wanted to visit South . or Central
America in the interest of this subject,
but has at last decided to send to
Mexioo for coffee trees.
The Polk county tax levy is 14 mills,
of whioh 4 8-10 mills is lor the state;
4 2-10 for the county and 5 for schools.
This is an inorease of 1 mill over last
year's rate. t The county's valuation
has been left by the state board at
(14,977,807. Umatilla county's is 18
Jaokson. county people may not be
expected to urge the next legislature to
action in the matter of re-apportionment,
as they will be apt to loose one
representative. The county assessor's
oensus shows a population of 13,000
whioh would entitle them according to
the new oensus to a less representation.
A daily mail service is to be estab
lished between Ashland and Klamath
Falls, via Soda Springs and Snake, to
begin May 1 next This is a very
important matter to Southern Oregon,
as the Wells-Fargo express service has
for some time been withdrawn on ao
oount of the numerous robberies oo
ourring on that line.
Southern Oregon is coming to the
front quite prominenty in conneotion
with the revival of gold mining. Two
giants are running night and day at
the Hampton and Lewis mine on Grave
oreek. It is one of the largest plaoer
mines in the state, having a water
supply of more than 4,500 miner's
inches, whioh will be inoreased 1,000
inohes by next season.
The Demooratio state convention has
been called to meet in Portland, April
9. Nominations will be made for one
candidate for congress from eaoh con
gressional district, and candidates for
suoh other state and distriot offioes as
may be required under the law.
Nominations will also be in order for
four candidates for presidential electors
and eight alternates to the national
The Recorder, of Ashland, has re
oeived offioial notification from the
county clerk that the taxable property
within that oity's limits, as returned
by the county assessor and as equalized
by the county board of equalization,
amounts to $508,813. Last year it was
returned at $578,995 from which it
will be seen there is a decrease of $70,
682. It is expected that a levy of
about 10 mills for city purposes will
be deemed advisable by theoounoil, un
der the circumstances, as the oity
financiers have not been expeoting a
reduction in the city's total assessed
An opera house and danoe hall com
bined is to be erected at Kalama. ,
A contract has been signed to build
at Everett a saw mill with a oapaoity
of 60,000 feet a day.
Washington has 112 members in her
legislature, while the new state of
Utah has but sixty-three.
The Marysville labor exchange has
started a depository, by selling shingles
and laying in a stock of groceries.
Washington's lumber's produot for
1895 was the value of $6,800,000 of
whioh $2,000,000 was in shingles.
A four-story brewery with stone
foundation is to be erected at Turn
water. Its dimensions will be 28x90
An Indian on. the North beaoh cap
tured a fine specimen of the Arctic
owl one day last week. The captain
of the schooner Thayer paid $5 for it
A cheese factory with all the latest
maohinery is to be erected at Daven
port, and is .expected to be ready to
oommenoe operations in the spring.
The state insurance commissioner's
report for the year shows receipts of
$4,898.80. The secretary of state has
deoided to strictly enforce the provi
sions of the law licensing insurance
agents during the present year.
' A carload of oedar doors has been
ordered from Taooma for England.
This sample order gives promise of
many large European shipments. The
same firm several months ago shipped
2,700 doors to Portland, Me. :
One point that was well brought out
at the immigration convention was
that the state of Washington is, taken
as a whole, a plaoe where farmers to
be successful do not require large hold
ings. It is a state where ten aores
will give an industrious man inde
pendence. Ten acres of irrigated land
or ten aores of our best land in West
ern Washington make a fine farm.
' While the catching and marketing
of shrimps has been a considerable
industry in the waters about San
Franoisoo for nearly a score of years,
it was always thought that shrimps
did not exist in Puget sound. Lately,
however, they have ' been found there
in large numbers, and a company has
been formed to oatoh them and ship
them to eastern markets. The Sound
shrimps are said to be finer than any
yet found on the Paoifio coast
The biggest logging industry on the
Sound will probably be operated in
Jefferson county this year, by Mr.
Brown. ' He alreadv has ordersJor 15,-
000,000 feet of timber, and may pos
sibly double that amount before the
summer is over. He is being looked
to by the mill companies for the best
logs that wall be floated into the
Sound, and the orders that he has al
ready reoeived makes it certain that
there will be more logging done in
this section during the ooming season
than has ever been known before. In
the vicinity of the two or three camps
that Mr. Brown proposes to establish,
he olaims that there are 200,000,000
feet of fine timber, ready for the ax,
and that it will furnish profitable log
ging for twenty-five years. A season's
work, he says, will hardly make a no
ticeable loss of timber thereabouts.
Snake river has been olosed for the
A new Masonio lodge was organized
at Blackfoot last Saturday evening.
The city of Lewiston has $10,583.87
in outstanding warrants and interest.
The great Bruneau canal is now com
pleted. It is twenty miles long and
cost over $200,000.
The first annual meeting of the
Idaho state horticultural society was
held at Boise, January 22 and 23, 1896.
The ioe season in Boise is over and
all the largest ice-houses are full.
About 6,000 pounds were put up there
The Mormons propose to establish a
large aoademy at Paris and Professor
Emil Maeser, son of the great Mor
mon educator, will be in charge.
The Indian industrial school at
Fort Lapwai now oon tains 182 child
ren, xne boys' new dormitory will
soon be finished, two new teachers and
a matron are two be added to the corps.
Of available farming land Idaho
has nearly 10,000,000 acres and more
than double this number of grazing
land. Its forests embraoe thousands
of square miles or 7,000,000 aores of
pine, spruce, fir and mahogany.
Montana has been visited by a real
cold snap, the thermometer having
reaohed thirty degrees below zero.
Billings has voted to bond the oity
for $35,000 to cover the floating in
Helena, Butte and Anaconda are to
be included within the racing oirouit,
the purses of which will be plaoed at
not less than $300,000.
The Northern Paoifio Company will
soon receive government ' patents for
586,000 aores of land in the Miles City
land district, the most of whioh are in
Caster county. As this will be taxable
an apportionate reduction will aoorue
to the assessment paid by individual
One of the latest business enterprises
of this community is the organization
of the Danzer Sheep Company. The
capitalization of this institution is
plaoed at 60,000 shares, the par value
of whioh is $1 eaoh. The oompany
which has thus been plaoed in the
hands of a stock oompany is the mam
moth possessions of G. F. Danzer, and
inoludes some of the finest meadows of
our valley. It lies along the north
fork of Smith river . for a distance of
seven miles ' and commands a large
range. The premises are in a high
state of cultivation and the new oom
pany starts out with splendid pros
peots. The trustees for the first three
months are G. F. Danzer, Miohael
JDanxer and J T. Anderson,
A TRAGEDY AT SEA
ONE OF THE MOST ATROCIOUS
REPORTED IN MONTHS.
Crew' of an Amerioan Trading Vessel
Mutinied and Killed Their Captain
and Mate and a Passenger.
San Franoisco, Jan. 25. A trading
firm in this city has reoeived advices
from the English consul on the island
of Yapi one of the Pelew group in the
South seas, regarding one of : the most
atrocious tragedies reported for months.
November 19 the crew on the Ameri
can trading vessel Maria mutinied, it
is said, and murdered Captian Brown,
Mate Hohlmann and a passenger. The
oaptain's wife and their son . were
nearly killed by blows from an ax.
The tragedy was reported from Singa
pore November 20, but it was erron
eously stated that the mntiny took
plaoe on the Spanish ship Maria Seoun
da. The Maria is an Amerioan ship,
flying a Spanish ensign. The mu
tiny occurred off Andrew island. Cap
tain Brown retired at 10 o'clock at
night, leaving Boatswain Hover on
deok to stand watch. Mate Hohlmann
had already turned in. The boatswain
stole quietly forward, and gave word
to the orew that the time had oome to
act. He secured a sharp hatchet from
the oook's galley fuelbox, and, stealing
below to the skipper's cabin, struok at
Captain Brown with the weapon,
nearly cntting the sleeping man's head
from his body.
Brown turned on his side and gave a
dying groan, whioh awakened his wife,
and she shrieked for help. Mate Hohl
mann heard her ories and sprang from
bis berth to go to the resoue of the
woman. Hover had stationed a Pelew
boy behind the door to the mate's
oabin. The lad was armed with an
ax, and when Hohlmann made his ap
pearance in his captain's room the boy
dealt him a blow on the head, killing
The single passenger was caged be
low, but all the firearms were removed
from the cabin,' and he oould not find
anything with whioh to defend him
self. The mutineers-were afraid to
attack him in the saloon, so they called
to him to come on deck, saying his life
would be spared. He came on deck,
and was struck by one of the sailors.
He ran to the rail, bleeding from a out
on his shoulder, and jumped into the
The mutineers then took the corpses
of Captain Brown and his mate, made
them fast to an anchor, and pitched
the weight into the sea. The schooner
was headed for Andrew island. Mrs.
Brown and her boy were kept close
prisoners, it being the intention of the
mutineers to put them ashore on an
isolated ooral reef near Andrew.
Before the island was reached the
Chinese cook, the native sailors and
the boatswain got fighting among
themselves, and knives were drawn.
The two half-breeds were killed in
stantly, and another died of wounds
reoeived. All the mutineers were more
or less wounded. Provisions gave out,
and when oruising off Anderw island
the sohooner was manned solely by the
boatswain, two Chinese and a half
breed. - The vessel was steered into
port, and the king of the isHnd gave
them food enough to last several weeks.
Before the vessel sailed again, how
ever, the king became suspicions,
boarded the craft, resoud Mrs. Brown
and her boy, the former more dead
than alive, and took the mutineers
The Spanish gunboat Valasco put
in at Andrew, and took the murderers
to Manilla for trial. Mrs. Brown and
the boy were taken to Yap by O'Keefe's
sohooner. They are now at the mil
lionaire's trading station, awaiting
news from Valasco. '"'.'.
J. C. Osw Id, who has jnst returned
from the Orient, and who was a wit
ness of the exeoution of the Chinese
ringleaders of the recent massaore of
missionaries in that coutnry, in speak
ing of it says: "After the exeoution
had taken place the heads of the five
ringleaders, were plaoed in buokets
whioh were out so as to give a full
view of their ghastly contents and the
buckets were hung on the Foo Chow
bridge, where they remained on exhi
bition for two days. Then they were
taken to Ku Cheng, the scene of the
massacre of the ten Christian girls,
and were there hung on trees, where
they are probably still hanging. To
remove one of -the heads means imme
diate death to the offender. The exe
oution has had a great moral effect on
the Chinese, and I think it will be a
long time before- there will be mur
derous interference with the mission
Washington, Jan. . 24. In the ab
sence of any regular business in the
house todav. the session was devoted
to the consideration of minor matters
and legislation by unanimous consent.
The major portion of the day was con
sumed in the disoussion of . the senate
resolution appropirating $25,000 for
aorhiteotural aid in tne prepara
tion of plans for publio buildings. The
house adopted the report of the elections
committee in favor of Harry Miner, in
New York, in a contest brought for
his seat by Timothy Campbell.
DOINGS OF CONGRESS.
Routine Work of the Fifty-Fourth Ses
sionSenate. , Washington, Jan. 23 The senate put
aside finance and foreign affairs today
and gave the day to work on private
and minor bills on the calendar About
seventy bills passed, olearing the cal
endar of much aooumulation and leav
ing only important measures pending.
The Cuban question received brief
and inconclusive attention early in the
day.' Pugh's resolutions concerning
silver payments of the government
obligations were allowed to go cer.
Senator Sherman today gave notice of
amendments to Senator Pugh's con
current resolution providing for the
redemption of United States bonds in
silver coin.' Sherman's amendments
provide for the recognition of the law
declaring the policy of maintaining the
parity of gold and silver and require
the observance of this principle in car
rying the resolution into effect in case
it should pass.
.Washington, Jan. 24 Today 'a senate
session was marked by notable speeches
and notable debates. . Late in the
afternoon a controversy ooourred
between Sherman, Gorman, Teller
and others, whioh led to the
most spirited financial debate
which has ooourred since the present
oongress convened. Sherman spoke at
length on the silver question. Teller
and Gorman answered Sherman from
their respective standpoints, while
Aldrioh, Lindsay, Gray and others took
part in the exciting debate. Woloott's
speech oritioising the president's atti
tude on the Venezuela question was
the notable event of the early part of
the' day. For an hour the senator
commanded the attention of a orowded
ohamber and overflowing gallery.
Two important resolutions, were re
ported by the oommittee on foreign .
affairs, one strongly presenting the
serious oonidtion of affairs in Turkey
and urging prompt attention by the
oivilized powers, and an adverse report
on Mr. Call's resolution oalling for the'
offioial dispatches of United States con-
suls in Cuba.
Washington, Jan. 25. The three
subjects more prominently before the 1
publio are the Monroe doctrine, finanoe
and tariff, each of which oame up for
oonsideraton in the senate during the
day. Daniel spoke for two hours in
support of a vigorous upholding of the
Monroe dootorine as applicable to Ven
ezuela; Dubois of Idaho dealt with the
silver phase of the financial question,
and Warren of Wyoming pointed out
the disastrous effects of the tariff legis
lation of the last congress on farm pro-.
duots in general and on wool in par
ticular. The senate committee on
commerce today authorized McMillan
to report favoralby bills providing for
two additional revenue cutters on the
Great Lakes, two on the Paoifio ooast,
one in the vicinity of New York, and
one on the Gulf of Mexico; also a bill
for a lighthouse .tender on the Florida
coast Vest intoduced a bill in the
senate today to create the territory of
Indianola out of the part of the Indian
territory oeoupied by the oivilized
Washington, Jan. 23. The house
today passed the urgent deficiency bill.
The bill carried $4,415,922, of which
$3,242,582 was for the expenses of
United States courts. The abnormal
growth of expenses under the fee sys
tem of the courts came in for a good
deal of oritioism, and there was a gen
eral expression in favor of a salary sys- n
tern. Representative Mondell, of
Wyoming, today introduced a bill pro
viding for the appointment of a com
mission to treat with the Shoshone,
Arapahoe and Bannock Indians for the
surrender of and modification of any"
rights they may have to hunt on the
publio domain. The bill was drawn
for the purpose of remedying differ
ences growing out of the opposition to
their exeroise of this privilege and is
an echo of the settlers' tronble in the
vicinity of Jackson's Hole, Wyoming.
Washington, Jan. 25. The house re
sumed oonsidertion of the rules and
disposed of the last amendment offered
by the oommittee. It submitted for
the rules of the fifty -first congress, the
method of compelling the attendance of
a quorum proposed in the forty-sixth
congress by J. Randolph Tucker, with
some modifications. It was not until
the rules of the fifty-first congress
stood adopted, with the few modifica
tions reported from the committee, that
something like excitement was engen
dered by an eloquent speech from
Dolliver. He taunted the Demoorats
with at least acquiescing in the adop
tion of all the principles adopted in the
rules of the fifty-first congress, against
whioh they had raised their voices in
1890. This speech drew forth an in
dignant reply from ex-Speaker Crisp,
in the course of whioh he reviewed the
whole history of the controversy and
charged the other side with trying to
make political oapital by false pre
tenses. . ; ' ' ' ' ' ) .
Shells for the Government.
Philadelphia, Jan. 28. The Midvale
Steel Company has received an order
from the government for $50,000 worth
of first-class shells. It is said an order
for a very large number of lower class
shells was given to the Brooklyn Pro