Hood River Grlacier. .; r It's a Cold Day When We Get Left. VOL. 7. HOOD RIVER. OREGON. FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 28. 189(1. NO. 40. 3feediver Slacier. PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY BY S. F. BLYTHE. . BCBSCIUPTION PRICE. One yer..... ft 00 Six months 1 Or Three months .... t W BiiRle copy i Cent THE GLACIER BARBERSHOP, . HOOD RIVER, OR. GRANT EVANS, Proprietor. Shaving and hair-cutting neatly done, Sa tit act ion guaranteed. . EVENTS OE THE DAY EPITOME OF THE TELEGRAPHIC NEWS OF THE WORLD.' An Interesting Collection of Items From the Two Hemispheres Presented in a Condensed Form A Large Amount . of Information In a Small Bpaoe. The Cramp Shipbuilding Company, of Philadelphia has been awarded the contract for building revenue cutter No. 8, for the Pacific coast. The new cutter is to be 160 feet long. . While the American steamer Paris, from New York, was docking in South amton, she came into collusion with the steamer Majesty, belonging to the Isle of Wight. The Majesty was sunk, but all her crew were saved. Meager details have been received in San Franoisoo of a disastrous hurrioaue on the Tonga islands, in the South seas. The bancs Woosung and West Australia and ' the Samoan schooner Aele were wrecked, but no lives were lost The Brisbane river in Queensland has been greatly swollen by floods. A small steamer crossing the river with about ninety passengers capsized, and only iorty- were saved. The oap sized steamer was the ferryboat feral. The current was" very swift and the river banks and Victoria bridge were endangered. A telegram received from Irkutsk, ' Siberia, says a Siberian trader named Kouohnaretf, the geut of Dr. Fndtjof Nansen, the N jrweigan explorer, who sailed in the Fraut June 24, 1898, for the Arctic regions, has received in formation : that Nansen reached the North .Pole, found land there, and is returning toward civilisation. Mangus C. Crosby died in Astoria. The deceased was one of Astoria's lead ing business men, and was twice elect ed mayor of the oity. Ue lett a widow and live children. - The oause of his death was a complication of blight's disease, from which he had been suffer ing for several years. i Through Senor Andrade, its min ister in Washington, the government of Venezuela has no titled Secretary Olney that it will respond affirmatively to the invitation of the Venezuela com mission to submit all the evidence it its possession touching the location o. the true boundary line. ' During the debate on the address in reply to the queen's speech in the house of oommous, Sir William Veruou Har court, supporting the amendment for not proposing self-government for Ire land, pointed out that the colonies, from which there was evidently a splendid testimony of loyalty to the crown, enjoyed home rule, and he maintained that the policy of home rule could be as successful in Ireland as in the colonies. A great : fire raged in Guayaquil, . Ecuador, resulting in the death of thirty persons. When the firemen and soldiers who were hurriedly ordered out to help them, finally brought it under control, thousands of ' panic- stricken persons were wandering home less in the streets, many lay dead in the morgue, and property worth nearly $2,000;000 had been destroyed, inolud ing the noble cathedral aud the con vent which adjoined it. 1 ' A dispatoh from Tokio, Japan, says there is great aotivity among all the naval forces. The Japanese govern' ment is confident that Russia is en oouraging the revolt in Corea, with a view to the early establishment of a Russian protectorate over the kingdom, The seat of the Corean government is now in the Russian legation at Seoul, where the king remains guarded. It is said . the king of Corea authorized the outbreak in revenge for the murder of the queen. D. Willis James, of New York, has offered $25,000 toward paying the dobt of the American board of foreign mis sions. The gift is to be made on con dition that $90,000 additional be sub' scribed before March 1. The board members are making a determined effort to carry out the conditions of the offer. The $90,000 has been appor tioned as follows: , Boston, $35,u00; New York, $30,000; Chioago, $25,000. In spite of the formal declarations of the imperial ohanoellor, Prince Ho henlohe, in the reichstag that Ger many was not prepared at present to is sue invitations for a monetary confer ence, the German bimetalista still have hope that an international conference will be called. They nave determined to resume active agitation both in the reichstag and outside of it. They charge Prince ,Hohenlohe and Baron Marschal von Bieberstein with bad faith in carrying out the reichstag's in structions of a year ago. Milton Evans, ohairman of the farmers' committee, of Walla Walla, baa received a letter from Washington through Senator Squire, from W. R, Morirson, of the interstate oommeroe commission, in which Morrison says the commission had considered the complaint made by Evans against the Oregon Railway & Navigation Com pany, alleging that excessive freight rates were charged on wheat, and that the commission has decided to make a slight reduotion from Walla Walla to Portland, and that an order to that effect will be issued as soon as it can be prepared and painted. . Thomas Howes Hinokley, an artist of wide lame, died in Boston. Chicago olothing-outters' and trim mers have ordered a strike, and 20,000 aie thrown out of work. Members of the Irish parliamentary party have elected Dillon as the new ohairman to succeed J ustin McCarthy. John L. Waller, confined in a French prison, has been granted a pardon by President Fa are, due to the representa tions-made by the United States gov ernment in the prisoner's behalf. Dr. A. , T. Perkins, of Chicago, has patented a process of keeping fruits, meats and perishable products during trausportatuu by the use of sterilized air. His patents extend to the antip odes. 1 ' A factory for the making of reme dies similar in nature to the proprie tary medicines now on the market is to be started by Chicago retail drug gists. A. majority of the city phar macists are interested, aud they hope to drive the patent medicine makers from the held. ; - Alaska travel from , the Sound is growing to such au extent that the Pa cific Coast Steamship Company has de termined to put another steamer, the Mexico, on the route, in addition to tne lopeka and Al-Ki, which are now rowded every trip with lreight and asseugers tor the North. Hope is about abandoned for the barkeutine Discovery, owned by Pope & Talbot, of San Francisco. The vessel is now out twenty-eight days from Port Gamble, loaded with lumber., She was commanded by Captain Christen- sen. mere were twelve men in ner, and there is scarcely any chance of them turning up alive. ' As far as can be learned ex-President Harrison has not confided to his friends the day and hour of his wedding, but it is believed it will occur Wednesday of the next week following Easter, which closes the Lenten Beason, and until after which, he said in acknowl edging the engagement, the marriage would not be solemnized. At a masked ball in Lisbon fire broke out and a panic followed. Men, women aud children jumped from the windows, seriously injuring them selves. Friends of the revelers rushed into the burning building to aid in the work of rescue, and many of them were caught by the flames. Thus far forty- tour bodies have been taken out. Baron Blano, of Rome, Italy, min ister of foreign affairs, autnorizes the announcement that President Cleve land, having decided to accept the position of arbitrator to settle the ques tions in : dispute between Italy and Brazil, a proctoool has been signed, referring to his arbitration all claims that are not ainioably settled by the two countries within two months. CharleB Christy, of Waverly, Kan., a young lawyer, has just arrived from Cuba, where he was a prisoner. He, with about 400 others, were captured in one battle near Havana. All but he and fifteen other Amerioans were lined up and. ''shot. The Amerioan. consul saved them Christy is a member of one of the pioneer families of Coffey county. He is an enthusiastic Cuban patriot, and claims they have every thing on the island exoept Havana, and that that will soon fall. He also says that sinoe the new Spanish general has taken command no prisoners are taken. An explosion of dynamite occurred at Viendendorfp, South Afrioa, and the poor quarter of the town has been blown to pieces. Hundreds of houses are in ruiu, and the havoc wrought is fearful. The windows of every house in Johannesburg were broken by the explosion. The dynamite that caused the catastrophe filled eight trucks and made a hole thirty feet deep. Forty dead, nearly all of them horribly mu tilated, were taken from the ruins, and the search is not yet completed. Two hundred of the most severely in jured were admitted to the hospital, where several died. OUR SISTER STATES INTERESTING NEWS NOTES FROM VARIOUS PLACES. The Great Northwest Furnishes Some News of More Than General Inter estDevelopment and Progress lu all Industries 'Oregon. , Buildings to cost $61,000 are under way in Fossil. Gang plows have begun work in Grant county. Plowing was general in Sherman county last week. Empire City is in line with an" 8 o'clock curfew ordinance. . ' A - Marshfield factory , turned out 5,000 apple boxes for the neighboring farmers this season. The snagboat is at work on the bar in the river at Junction City, blasting out and deepening the channel. The oity council of Albany estimates that it will cost $14,800 to run that city this year, and the resources are estimated at $16,850. The town council of Florence has voted an appropriation to build a float ing wharf lor the accommodation of the maritime oommunity. , ; . There will no doubt be several head of shtep lor sale in Grant county this spring. Sheepmen are all in hopes, of securing a slightly advanced price for their sheep this season. An important strike was made in the upper tunnel of ; the North Pole mine at Bourne recently." A body of ore about eight feet in width of high grade was encountered. ; A gravel tram of,, nineteen cars is now working between Merlin and Ash land, . filling in depressions with de composed granite obtained Irom the cuts north ol Grant a Pass.. Work on the ladies' hall of the East ern Oregon state normal school at Weston will be begun in a short time, and it is expected that the building will be completed by June 1. A La Grande man has discovered an ingenious device tor clearing the side walk of snow. It is simply a lawn mower, with a box attached behind to caiou tne snow and it is said to work to perieutiou. . . - The oity counoil of Ashland has a case against an agent of a sewing ma unine company for violating. a city or dinance regulating peddling. The ma chine company will ; probably make a test uf tne matter. ' Within a radius of forty miles around Grant's Pass tnere is said to be In operation fully 100 giant hydraulic p. ants, which speak well for the won uerlul ricnuess of placer deposits of that portion of the state. Forty-nine people joined the First Presbyterian churon at Brownsville re cently as the result of revival work. One of the oonverts is Urville Mont gomery, a bruther of the recently uauged Lloyd Montgomery. The taxroll has been plaoed in the hands of the sheriff of Benton county. Xhe aggregate amount of taxes to be colleoted is $60,801,46. Last year the amount was $55,182.46. Tne roll was placed in the sheriff's hands last year, February 23. ' ; The Bandon school district has voted a levy of six mills for the purpose of paying the indebtedness of the district, it is expected that the amount of the levy will clear the district of all debt, except the $3,000 of bonds issued for the new school house. The driver of the Vale-Ontario stage, on arriving at Vale one day last week, made the discovery that a mail pouch containing registered packages had been cut open and robbed of its oontentb, but not the slightest clue to the per petrator of the robbery was known. Judge Thomas Smith, of Roseburg, has in his possession two gold coins called the "Beaver," on account of the beaver on the obverse Bide. These coins were struck by a firm at Oregon City in 1849. They are of gold and of the nominal value of $5, but they oould not be purchased of the judge for "five times their weight in gold." The logging outfit that has been get ting out logs in Benton county, for the pulp mills at Oregon City, has re moved to the Kiger island, where all the balm and white fir trees on the neighboring farms are to be out and sent down the river. A raft containing 10,000 feet of logs was towed down the river last week. ' ' Corey Bros, have established two new oamps above Tongue point, mak ing ten oamps in all on that portion of the Astoria railroad line. Four of these are operated by the firm them selves, while the others are in oharge of suboontarotors. Between 350 and 400 men are now employed, and it is estimated that the first ten miles of road will be ready for the iron in about two months. - Washington. There are 420 inmates of the Walla Walla peniteniary. The First National bank of Sprague will follow the maohine shops to Spo kane. Seventy-five bales of hops were sold in Chehalis last week at 2 cents a pound. Colonel Ninevah Ford is, it is said, preparing to write a history of Walla Walla and Umatilla counties. , The , Tacoma Smelting & Refining Company shipped 3.200 bars of bullion during January, valued at $55,913.76. ' Spokane stationary engineers are laying plans for securing the passage by the legislature of a state license law.; In spite of the assaults made upon them there, Chinese are again em ployed on the railroad section at Ken newiok. The Adams County Immigraiton As sociation has been oragnized amid much enthusiasm. - W. K. Kennedy was elected president. The health authorities at Spokane are making war on dairymen suspected of selling impure milk. Three promi nent dealers have been arrested. An effort will be made by Port Blakeley stevedores to float the British ship Kilbrannan, now aground at Port Wilson, near Port Towusend. . V " Snow fell to the depth of seventeen inches in two hours at Martin, in Kit titas county, laBt Saturday, making ten leo now on the ground there. - The shingle men of the state, ' says the Post-Intelligencer, are holding well together in their ' determination not to resume work until about March 1. Seattle has offered Magnolia bluffs to the federal government as a site foi an army post, with an offer of reduced rates for city water and transportation on the eleotrio road. The supreme court has decided that a boom company cannot compel Joggers along the river in which is the com pany's boom to boom their logs and pay the coonipany the boom age. , The jam on the Colville river near Springfield, is to be removed. This will give better transportation facilities to settlers on at least 1,000 acres of the best land in the Colville valley. Judge Arthur, of Spokane, has de cided that the collections on the tax roll fur any year are properly usable for the current expenses of that year, without regard to former indebtedness. Auditor Sohooley, of Lewis county, has determined not to draw any more warrants againBt the oonuty general or road and bridge lund until the coun ty s indebtedness is within the legal limit. . , The agent of the bureau of associated charities at Seattle tells some strange stories of lamilies living in dire desti tution in that city who are well con nected and have relatives in the city worth $100,000. : v Arrangements are being made where by water will be taken lrom the Snake river to irrigate 1,000 acres of Frank lin county land. It is expected that the canal will be completed in time for the ground to be seeded in the spring. Prepaiations are being made to estab lish a cold storage and meat-packing plant in Walla W alia. The total cost of laud, machinery and buildings will be about $30,000. It is expected that an average of 250 hogs a day will be slaughtered. The opposition looking to the reduc tion of the price of salmon has culmin ated in the Columbia , River Fisher men's Protective Union addressing a letter to the seiners along the river, and also up-river fishermen, asking them to combine to resist any attempt at reducing the prioe of raw fish. ; The Whatcom county shingle output for 1895 was 488,600,000, of an esti mated value of $488,500. There are forty-five mills in the county, employ ing on an average 947 men in various capacities, and disbursing $366,282 lor labor. In addition the lumber mills paid $105,000 for labor, making a total of $471,252 by the lumer industry, from a total of $751,252 wages earned in the county. - i - ; , . ' - ' :-v Idaho. The Northern Pacifio railway has just issued a valuable folder , that is devoted exclusively to the Nez Poroe reservation. ; ; ' "' The bioyolists of Boise have peti tioned the council for permission to ride oh "sidewalks between November 1 and May 1 at four to eight mile gaits.. , y" The Ruby Creek mining district in Northern Idaho bids fair to make a good showing the coming ; season. Several . properties; notably among which are the Grey Eagle, the Silver King, the Big Blue bird ..and 'tue Happy Three mines, show some very high assays in gold and but very little silver. Mining men who have visited the distriot lately speak well of the mineral possibilities. . It is understood that the oontraot o M. J. Shields, of Moscow, on the in dustrial school building has been de dared forfeited by the government af ter one or two extensions of time and indications of an early aud satisfactory completion of the work. It is cur rently said that Jim Smith, of Moscow, I has been placed in oharge of the build ing and will complete it as superin tendent for the government. I -Many kinds of fish shed their teeth, as fur-bearing animals their fur. SHOT DOWN HIS WIFE WORTHLESS DRUNKARD'S CRIME AT MARSHFIELD. I he Woman Who Would No Longer Support Him Deliberately Killed The Muidvrer Wounded by Marshal Itlrod in Making the Arrest. Marshfield, Or., Feb. 20. This com munity was thrown into a fever of ex citement this alternoou when it was learend that Carl Albright had shot down his wife in cold blood. Albright had been very cruel to his wife for a number of years, and his treatment became so bitter a week ago that she left him and in t situ ted divorce proceedings. Albright did his utmost to get her to return, and yesterday said that he would talk no longer, but would kill her. Today v after Mrs. Al bright returned from , doing a day's washing for the family of John Preuss, in Soutn Marshfield, he made good his threat. ' . .' Albright walked up to his wife and placed a revolver to her back, firing nve shots, the first two taking effect. Alter the first shot, Mrs. Albright fell to the ground, and the other lour shots were tired after she was down. ' She was dead when picked up. - When his dastardly deed was com mitted, Albright turned and pointed his revolver at himself, as if he were going to take his own lile, and then took to his heels, to get out of reaoa ol tue officers. William Webster shadow ed him in his flight, Albright keeping him at a respectable distance by threat ening to shoot. Webster pointed out Albright's hiding place to Marshal El rod, who went up to him and ordered him to hold up his hands; but Al bught only held up one and was in the act uf shouting at Elrod when the lat ter fired. The third shot brought the wife-murderer to the ground. At first it was thought that ' Alrbight would die, but on examination it was found he had received only flesh wounds. Two bullets struck him, one in the right shoulder and one in the right hip. Albright is now in the hospital. The feeling is very bitter against him, and a "necktie party" is talked of. Mrs. Albright was a woman who bore a good reputation in this oommunity, and made' a living for both herself and husband at the wash tub and by ' any work she could get. Albright is a worthless wretch, given to the drink habit, and was drunk when he killed his wife. To Search fur ansen. Chicago, Feb. 20. Recent reports concerning the return of Dr. Nansen lrom the north pole has induced a Chi cago syndicate to consider the advis ability of dispatching, a party at once to the Lena nver fur the purpose of as certaining the foundation lor the ac counts received, as well as to assist, if possible, the returning . explorers in their probable march toward either Yakutsk or Irkutsk. The man selected to lead the party is Evelyn B. Baldwin, the meterologist uf Lieutenant Peary's north Green land expedition of 1893-4. Much information concerning the re- gipn to be traversed, as well as special lacilities for expediting Baldwin on his journey to Siberia, has bBn afford ed by Monsieur A. S. Savine, Cerate de Touise Lautre, now in Chicago, who is connected with the Siberian railway In an . interview ; Baldwin said: ''Barring such information concerning Nansen's whereabouts as would make the proposed trip inexpedient at this time, 1 shall go direct from San Fran oisoo to Vladivostok, on the Pacific coast, more than 8,000 miles from St. Petersburg. From Vladivostock to Irkutsk, the first 450 miles will be by railway and the remaining distance by post Twenty-two days will be oc cupied in making the transit. The time to be consumed between Chicago and Irkutsk will be about fifty days. " BLACK SNOW. Che Country About Chicago Treated v ; to a Movelty. ( . Chioago, Feb. 20. "Black snow" was a novelty enjoyed by this city to night. Between 6 and 7 o'clock there Was a fall of a couple of inohes of what seemed in the dark the staple winter article, but whioh, on examination uu der gas or electric light, proved to be decidedly not the ordinary variety.' The flakes, crystal and fleecy enough, were of a muddy -oolored sort, that at onoe suggested the Ethiopian adjective. When melted on an - extended palm they left eaoh a tiny ink-like speck In the mass, the so-called snow looked like three weeks' old snow. The bu reau of this and other points were at first inclined to attribute the phenom enon to local atmospherio conditions, in oommon with the smoke and grime of the oity. Advices, however, that the same results were observed at sub urbs thirty-five miles distant upset all suoh explanations. .. . When Governor , Richards, of Wyoming, leaves the capitol, bis daughter, aged 19, who is his private , i i suoreutry, ueuuuico guvwuur iu evrey- thing but the name. DOINGS OF CONGRESS. Routine Work of the Fifty-Fourth Ses ion Senate. Washington, Feb. 20. The session of the senate today lurnished a suc cession of breezy incidents. Little ac tual work was accomplished, but brief debates on a number of subjects devel oped frequent sharp personal exobanges between the senators. Hill had a lively tilt with Tillman of South Caro lina during the debate On Peffer's reso lution for a senate investigation of the recent bond issue. Allen joined, issue with Gear of Iowa and Woloott over the course of the Paoifio railway com mission in conducting their inquiry. Chandler and Cockrell had an ani mated ' but good-natured colloquy, and Hawley and AIJoj had a difference somewhat less good-natured. Two ap propriation bills, the military academy " and the pension bill, were patsed dnr ing the day. Efforts were made to amend the military academy bill by increasing the number of cadets by two from each state, ninety in all, but, ' after a debate of three hours, the plan was defeated. The pension appropria tion bill, carrying $142,000,000, was passed after ten minutes' debate. Washington, Feb. 21. The Cuban question came before the senate today for definite and final action, and . it is expected that votes will be taken at an eatly day on the several pending prop ositions requesting Spain to lecognize the belli gereuoy of Cuba, and request- ; ing a recognition of Cuban indepen dence. The first thing of importance : in the senate ti day was the reading of a resolution from the secretary of treae ury as toooin and other money in circu lation, which was ordered piiuted fur . the use of the senate. The senate then spent some time in disoussiug the ques tion of official procedure. Sqiure re ported favorably a bill reqim ing that marine engineers be Amerioan citizens. Minor bills blocked the way for some - time, but Call finally bad the Cuban resolutions oalled up, and they ' took - up the time until adjournment. , House. ; ' " T . Washington, Feb. 19. The agricul tural appropriation bill occupied the attention of the house today. A great deal of criticism of Secretary Morton ' was indulged in on both sides of the political aisle, but, as on Monday, not ; one arose to his defense. At last, - -Pearson asked if there were not some member, Democratic, Populist or Re- publican, who would raise a voice iu . his defense. His question was greeted with a chorus of "noes" from all Bides of the house. , An . amendment was penidng when the houte adjourned, making mandatory the exeouton of the provision in the bill for the distribu tion of seeds. It is understood Cousins will offer an amendment, directing the 1 secretary of the teasurry to withhold . the payment of Secretary' Morton's salary until this provision was exe cuted. ' '; ' ! Washington, Feb. 20. The house today passed the agricultural appropri- - ation bill. It carries $3,158,192. The section of the revised statutes for the purchase and distribution of "rare and uncommon" seeds, which ' Secretary Morton declined to execute in the cur rent appropriation law, was repeated, the appropriation for seed was in creased from $130,000 to $150,000 and its execution was made mandatory upon the secretary. Cousins intoduced his amendment to reduce Mr. Morton's . salary from $8,000 to $25 until he ex- . pended the appropriation in the Cur rent law, but the amendment was ruled out on a point of order. A restf- lution was adopted direoting the com mittee on ways and means ' to investi- ' gate the effeot the difference in ex change between gold and silver-standard countries has upon the manufaotur-, ing industies of the United States. . The house went into committee of the whole and resumed consideration of the agricultural appropriation bill., . Washington, Fob. 21. The house today devoted itself ftrictly to busi ness. ; The army appropriation bill carrying $28,275,902, was passed; the conference report on the urgent defici ency bill was adopted. (and the bill to extend for five years the time in which the government can bring suits to an nul patents to publio lands under rail- road and wagon-road grants was passed. An amendment was adopted limiting the application of the act to "railroad and wagon-road grants." The fol lowing proviso was also added to the' bill: "That no suit shall be brought, nor shall recovery be had for lands whioh were , patented in lieu of other lands covered by grants whioh were lost or relinquished by the grantee in oonsequenoe of the failure of the gov-, ernment to withdraw the same from sale or entry." The Substitute for the bill offered by McRae, to repeal out right the limitations of the act of 1891, was defeated. - ' ' According to advices received st Port Townsend from Alaska by the steamer City of Topeka, the Bank Of Juneau has failed, owing depositors about $15,000. There are no assets., J. N. Harrison, the bank's cashier and manager, just before the steamer sail ed, was arrested for larceny by embez zlement df $400. The cashier and his ' brother operated the bask as a joint copartnership.