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EVENTS OF THE DAY
EPITOME OF THE TELEGRAPHIC
NEWS OF THE WORLD.
&B Interesting Collection of Item From
the Two Hemisphere, Presented In a
Condensed Form A Large Amount
of Information lit a Small Space.
The Chinese government has decided
to enter the postal anion.
H. E. Topping, a furniture dealer of
Astoria, oommittQd suioide by blowing
his brains out
' T. Simon Sam, formerly minister of
: war for Hayti, has been elected presi
dent to suooeed General Hippolyte, de
ceased. The sohooner J. B. Leeds is long
overdue at Gray's harbor from Guay-
mas, Mexioo, and great anxiety is felt
for her safety.
, The London Times correspondent in
Vienna says: The Vaterland publishes
a communication from the superior of
the Catholio station at Orfa, declaring
that 8,000 Armenians have been massa
A foreign dispatch says: It is be
lieved the dervishes lost 5,000 dead,
wounded and prisoners in the engage
ment at Mount Moeran on April 2,
with the Italian native battalion com
manded by Colonel Steveni from Cas
' sala. f -,
- The money order transactions
throughout the United States during
the last quarter of 1895, beat all previ-
- ous records in volume. The accounts
have just been audited and show the
reoeipts to have been aggregated $15,
575,971. " ' v
A novel measure, aimed at high
theater hats, was enaoted into law by
the Ohio legislature. It provides that
any manager permitting any person to
wear a hat or other headgear in a the
ater obstructing the view, shall be
guilty of misdemeanor, and shall be
fined $10. ;
William Kemper and John Limpke,
of Otis, Ind., engaged in a friendly
oontest ' for boxing supremacy in a
: saloon - at that place. After a few
: passes, Kemper struok Limpke in the
abdomen. The injured man fell un
oonsoidus, and remained so until he ex
pired soon after.
. : It has been annbunoed that a chair
of the Kussian language will be estab
lished at Harvard next year. Profes
sor Leo Weiner, of the . University of
Minnesota, a native of Poland and a
well-known soholar of the Slavonic
tongues, has been appointed to the
chair for five years. -
A special report to La Prenza states
that the situation among the Santa Fe
colonists in Buenos Ayres is desperate.
They are without means and almost
without food. The commercial firms
are in terrible straits. The national
congress will attempt to suooor the peo
ple until the next harvest. .
- A dispatch , from . Buoharest to the
, London Times says: The papers here
annouoe the oonolusion of a military
convention between Kussia and Bulga
ria under whioh, in the event of war,
Bulgaria would cede to Russia ports
on the Black sea, and would concen
trate an army at Shumla.
Edward Davids, a prominent farmer
of Fox Lake, Wis., was shot and in
stantly killed by Julius Zilke, a farm
hand working for him. Davids had
interefered to prevent Zilke from strik
ing a young man in a quarrel, and
Zilke waited for Davids to come home,
when he shot him in the presenoe of
John Selnian, the victor of no less
than twenty fatal shooting affrays in
Texas, the exterminator of "bad" men,
and the slayer of the notorious John
Wesley Hardin, was shot and killed by
United States Deputy Marshal George
Scarborough. The men had a quarrel
over a game of oards, whioh resulted
in the shooting.
Letters received from Rainy river.
on the Canadian boundary, report the
s death in Rainy river of the entire
party who aooompamed Colonel A. F.
Naff, United States special agent.
They were on the way to investigate a
report of timber stealing by Canadians,
and were ascending the river in
sleighs. They broke through the ioe
and all but Colonel Naff were lost.
At a meeting of the bond holders of
the Northern Paoiflo railroad held in
Berlin, it was unanimously resolved to
aooept the reorganization plan. The
Northern Paoiflo plan of reorganization
has been adopted by two meetings, one
of third mortgage bondholders, repre
enting $4,971,000 out of $7,845,000,
and one of seoond mortgage bondhold
ers, representing $3,844,000 out of
There has been considerable rivalry
between the masters of the sailing veS'
sels plying in the ooal trade between
San Franoisco and Nanaimo for the
past year, and some very fast passages
have been made, several of them inside
of twenty days. The Wilna, Captain
Slater, arrived at San Franoisco, mak
ing the round trip in sixteen days and
four hours, which is by far the best
time on reoord.
At a meeting of the stockholders of
the Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar
Company, held in San Franoisco, Ru
doph Spreckles submitted an interest
ing report. It showed there is every
promise that the world's produot of
sugar this year will be 1,00b, 000 tons
short of the supply of several years
past, which explained why sugar is
selling for 4, cents a pound against 3
oents last year. The estimated profits
of the company on this year's yield is
upward of $500,000.
Sir Heroules Robinson, governor of
Cape Colony, has cabled to the govern
ment' the details of the massaore of
white men in Inyati, in Matatieleland,
inoluding Messrs. Handley, Cass and
Buford. Assistant Commissioner Gra
ham was murdered by the Matabeles
at Inyati March 27. A general attack
upon the whites followed,' and they
were entirely outnumbered and almost
overwhelmed,, being unable to make
any effeotive stand against the rush of
the native warriors. .
News has been received that 1,500
immigrants are about to leave Naples
for the United States. ,
Two masked men entered a saloon in
Astoria and robbed the orap game of
the bank roll, amounting to $560.
Governor MoGraw, of Washington,
has issued a proclamation designating
April 34 as Arbor day for the year
An explosion ocourred in the engine-
room of the Murphy Varnish works, in
Chioago. Several men were seriously
hurt and two fatally. .
Count Mattei, the disooverer of the
system of modioine 'whioh boars his
name, died in tsoiogne. xne system
was a development of homeopathy.
Philip Heppner, a well-known ware
houseman of Arlington, . Or., commit
ted suioide by shooting himself through
the brain with a 88-oaliber revolver.
The expedition of the Russian Geo
graphical Sooiety, equipped for the ex
ploration of the Irkutsk reigon of Si
beria, has started, and will be absent
three years. '
The first report of the battle at
Mount Mooran, April 2, stated that the
Italians lost 100 killed and wounded.
Now it is admitted that ten officers and
800 men were killed.
W. H. M. Christie, astronomer royal,
will leave London in July next, and
Bass throusrh British Columiba en route
to Japan in order to witness tile eolipse
there in the autumn.
Canada has taken official action in
regard to the Cree Indian matters, and
the present outlook is that all Crees in
the United States will , be deported
within the next four weeka.
The Assembly has passed the bill
limiting the hours of labor of women
and ohildren to sixty hours per week,
and puts all establishments under con
trol of the board of health.
Charles Parkin and Patrick Cordi-
gan, two members of a wreoking crew,
were struok by a fast freight train on
the Pennsylvania road near Bowning
ton, Pa , and instantly killed.
The seoretary of - the ' treasury has
asked for an appropriation of $3,000 to
be expended under the direotion of the
United States marshal of Alaska for
the repair of publio . buildings in
The navy department has. received a
report from Passed Assistant W. P.
Arnold, that the black plague has
made its appearance in Hong Kong,
but that the faot is being oonoealed for
I The board of health of San Franoisoo
has been notified that a Chinese pas
senger on the Gaelic died at Yokohama
March 31 of the plague. The steamer
sailed for San Franoisoo the same day.
She will be quarantined on her arrival.
The Northern Paoiflo office in Spo
kane has advioes that a general ad
vance in freight rates to the coast over
the transcontinental lines of about 25
per cent will be made in a few weeks.
The statement oomes from unquestioned
James I. Dozier, on his preliminary
examination on a charge of killing
Frank Kelly at Bntteville, Or., on
March 81, was acquitted in Justioe
Johsnon's court in Salem. The evi
dence proved that the shooting was in
LONG NEEDED RELIEF
BETTER MAIL SERVICE TO
Li'egavlng Station at the Untrance to
Rogue River Receive, Favorable
Commendation Tillamook Station
Washington, April 9. Some time
ago Senator Mitchell sent a letter to
the postofflce department asking if bet'
ter facilities could not be arranged for
the distribution of Portland city mails
arriving in the. morning by the Hunt
ington and Portland railway postoffioe.
Captain White, supertindent of the
railway mail service, has replied that
the postoffioe department has author
ized an additional olerk on that run,
whose duty it will be to separate the
Portland city mails in accordance with
an arrangement to be made with the
postmaster at Portland and the super
intendent of the eighth division of the
railway mail service, whose headquar
ters are in San Franoisoo. Under this
arrangement it is expeoted . that the
mail destined for Portland will be sep
arated and arranged for distribution
so that they will be served on an early
Representative Hermann has seoured
a favorable report from the oommittee
on commerce on his bill for a life-sav
ing station at the entrance to Rogue
river. General Superintendent Kim
ball reoommends that the bill be pass
ed. The. oommittee, in reporting the
bill for Rogue river, says:
"The oommittee are oonvinoed of
the propriety of the establishment of
the station in the vioinity indioated.
The commerce is considerable and in
creasing, and trie coast is dangerous.
There have been eight disasters in the
vicinity of Rogue river, of whioh five
involved total loss, of the estimated
value of $57,192. Fortunately no lives
were lost in any . of these wrecks, but
many were imperiled and will continue
to be until a lifer aving station is estab
lished." The oommittee reported adversely
upon the bill for a station at Tilla
mook, upon the reoommendation of the
superintendent, who says that there
are other points where stations should
be established before Tillamook is con
THEY EXPECT WAR.
People in Venezuela Disputed Ground
- Know It Value.
Georgetown, British Guiana, April
9. If the Venezuela-British Guiana
boundary dispute is deoided in favor of
Venezuela, 99 out of every 100 Eng
lishmen in this country will lose
money by it, and the same may be
said of nearly every American living
in the colony, exoept the United States
consul. British Guiana is divided into
three oounties, Demerara, Berbioe and
Essequibo. Praotioally all the gold
fields are in Essequibo- county, and
nearly all of the territory whioh oomi
prises that oounty is under dispute.
While the rest of the world is look
ing upon the question as practically
settled so far as the possibility of war
is conoerned, the point of view here is
Gold, there is here, and to what ex
tent may be judged from the registra
tion for the last three days, every bit
of it being taken out by placer mining.
The day before yesterday 673 ounces;
yesterday 808 ounces, and today 1,000
ounces were taken out.
Owing to the voloamo nature of the
country and the difficulty experienced
in getting to the fields, long canoe
trips being necessary, up to the present
time mining has been very crude.
As for the British claim that there
are 52,000 British subjects in Essequi
bo oounty, exolusive of government
officials, it 1b very misleading. If a
line should be drawn due south from
Morocco river it would be found that
the aotual settlers between that and
the Sohomburgk line would not num
ber 1,500, while in the northwest dis
trict, that on the coast directly south
of the Orinooo river, where the best
quartz is supposed to exist, there are
not more than 2,000 actual settlers.
Rioting- In Hayti.
New York, April 9. A riot ocour
red at Jaomel, Hayti, on March 27.
The marauders burned several houses,
and killed, it is said, ten people, and
women and children had to flee from
their homes in. the poorer quarters to
mansions outside the city for safety.
The firing became so general after
nightfall that the Dutch Royal Mail
Company's steamer Prinoe Wilhelm IV
had to leave the harbor without her
clearance papers and part of her cargo.
This vessel has just arrived here,
bringing a number of Haytians, who
were banished because of their display
over the death of President Hippolyte.
' The Virtue' Rich Output.
Baker City, Or., April 9. Superin
tendent John MoNally brought- in this
afternoon the clean-up of a twenty-two
days' run from the Virtue mine. The
retort was not big enough, and it had
to be retorted in two sections. Its
value was over $30,000. The weight
on an ordinary Buffalo soale is 110
A BOLD PLOT.
Plan to Kidnap Corneliu Vanderbilt In
San Franoisoo, April 8. George E.
Gard, late chief of the Southern Paoiflo
Company's deteotive servioe, oame up
from Los Angeles last night and gave
publioity to one of the most remark
able stories of an anarchist plot that
was probably ever heard in San Fran
oisoo. The plot, aooording to Mr.
Gard, was nothing less than a con'
s piracy to hold up the Vanderbilt speo-
ial tram and abduot Cornelius Vander
bilt, and it has transpired that the
officials of the Southern Pacific, who
were informed of the matter through
Mr. Gard before the Vanderbilt party
reached El Paso, have been taking all
possible precautions to prevent . the
carrying out of the plot. :
bnortly before the Vanderbilt party
readied El Paso," said Mr. Gard, in
speaking of the affair - at the Palace
hotel, "I received a letter whioh de
tailed In some degree the plans of a
gang of extremists for making money
out of the kidnaping of Cornelius Van
derbilt. As to my informant, I do not
think it necessary to say any more than
that he is in San Franoisoo. The let:
ter was written from here, and the men
who were working out the plot, so I
was given to nnderstand, were making
San Franoisco their base of operations.
The letter went on to say that the men
had been conspiring for some time,
but had not been able to agree on any
plan for making a haul until the an
nouncement appeared in the papers
that Vanderbilt and Depew were on
their way to California. They imme
diately pioked out Vanderbilt for a
shining mark and prooeeded to lay'
plans for a hold-up.
My informant was one of the gang,
and in his letter to me he said that he
would oontinue to act in the role of
conspirator, and keep me informed of
their movements andanyi further de
velopments in their plans.
The letter was the most startling
epistle I ever received, and I was con
vinced of its genuineness, for I knew
the person that wrote it, as well as his
history and associations. "
MORE PILES PULLED.
Trapman Forced by Threat, to Ue Hi
. Own Piledriver.
Astoria, April 8. Sunday, thirty
fishing-boats, loaded with fishermen,
their , wives and a brass band, sailed
down the bay to celebrate Easter.
They ended up the exoursion by forcing
a trapman to use his own piledriver to
pull up about 150. piles off Desdemona
sands, near New Astoria. The man's
name is Pettiwink, and he is a hard
working family man. He was given
the choice of being strung up or re
moving the piles, but without waiting
the fishermen got in and helped pull
the piles. A . large number of new.
piles were also loosened and floated
down the river to the sea. During
the performance,' the band played
"America." . , :
It is stated on good authority that
the Scandinavian Fishermen's Paoking
Association has offered to pay the men
5 cents if the men will guarantee to
fish for no one else at less than 5 cents.
Overwhelmed by Office-Seekers.
Seattle, April 8. Mayor Black's
resignation, so soon after taking office,
created much excitement here tonight.
In his resignation he requested that
William D. Wood be eleoted by the
cunoil to succeed him, and this has
just been done by a vote of 11 to 2.
There is already talk about the A. P.
A. influence having something to do
with Mayor Black's determination to
quit publio life, but the real reason is
known to be that his health would not
stand the strain he-was put under by
seekers after office. Mr. Blaok was
unacquainted with politics, and he
was elected as a business man on the
Republican ticket, to give a business
administration. , When he took office
the rush of people for places over
whelmed him, and he says in his
resignation that he would rather be
succeeded by a good man immediately
than to hold on longer and split the
term of office. Judge Wood is a prdm
inent and well-known citizen, a Re
publican, and well versed in publio
A Georgia Tragedy.
Tolboton, Ga., April 8, Miss Sallie
Emma Owen was shot and instantly
killed last night in the parlor of J. H.
MoCoy's -residenoe, by W. L. Ryder, a
dentist. A. Bersons, a oandidate for
oongress, was standing beside Miss
Owen. He was shot at, but reoeived
only a flesh wound. It is presumed
Miss Owen refused to marry Ryder.
Miss Owen was a graduate of the Wes
leyan female oollege, and belonged to
one of the wealthiest families and
most . aristooratio. . set in Georgia.
Ryder was captured a few miles from
town. He had made an unsuccessful
attempt at suicide by cutting his
Mill Boiler Rxploded.
Ridgetown, Ontario, April 8. At
Watson Bros. ' mill today a terrible
boiler explosion tore the building to
fragments. The bodies of two men
have been taken ' from the ruins. It
is believed other are buried there. One
man was fatally and several seriously
THE PACIFIC STATES
INTERESTING NEWS NOTES FROM
The Great Northwest Furnishes Some
Mew of More Than General Inter
est Development and Progress In
All Industrie Oregon.
' The Promised land in Wallowa conn
ty is fast filling up with settlers from
So far, $23,000 in taxes have been
collected in Lane. There is yet over
$100,000 to collect ;
. The proposition
needle factory in
to start' a' pine
Grant's Pass has
again taken on life. ..
Pendletonians say that the O. R. &
N. is about to run The Dalles local
through- to their town.
Coquille rejoioes in the opening of a
new hotel, oommensurate with the
town's new ambitions.
Only 280 men have applied for work
on the state's sewer at Salem, but the
returns are not all in yet
Twenty-eight young men and about
a dozen young women are said to be
earning their way as they go at the
state university. ,
Hopgrowers in the vioinity of Cor-
vallis, undeterred by the unprofitable
prioes of last year, are beginning to
pole their vines, says the Times.
The Pendleton Salvation Army war
riors declare their loyalty to the old
commander, and will have nothing to
do with the American organization.
Major Worden claims to have dis
covered a mistake in the government
survey which located about 4,500
aores of good farming land in Klamath
Lake. ' ' .
The Coos Bay & Eastern has been
settling up a lot of right-of-way claims,
and the speedy resumption of work be
tween Myrtle Point and Roseburg is
The treasurer of Clatsop oounty has
sent to the state treasurer $7,500 and
will this week send $10,000 more, com
pleting the $17,500 due from Clatsop
oounty for state taxes for 1895.
A rioh plaoer find has been' reported
on Paddy's creek. '. It has been known
for a long time that there are deposits
of plaoer on the creek but no one has so
far been able to find it in paying quan
tities. A. G. Hunter, erstwhile the offioial
at the Chemawa Indian sohool, has left
for his . new post of duty at Chilooo,
Indian territory. Meanwhile the
farming at Chemawa is superintended
by one of the pupils.
General John H. Stevens, of La
Grande, was 90 years old last week.
The general is in excellent health, and
makes the ronnd trip from his residenoe
on First street to the business portion
of the city almost every day. .
The move to prohibit stock from run
ning at large in Benton oounty is
awakening a storm of opposition in the
outlying , preoinots, and a bitter fight
over the question will be one of the in
cidents of the coming campaign. .
A. meeting of the Marion County
Horticultural Sooiety will be held at
Salem April 25. The subject of mar
keting fruits will be handled by a gen
tleman from the East, who has studied
the marketing problem, and fruit
growers are promised much benefit
from attending the meeting.
Grandpa Nichols, living at Bonanza,
Klamath oounty, will be 100 years old
next January.' When he was 87 he
made homestead entry on a pieoe of
land near Bonanza, and seven years
later proved up on it' Despite his 99
years of life he is yet hale and hearty.
He has a-son 70 years of age.
Some money has been spent and
much bad. blood has been engendered
in Prineville by an effort to close up
the saloons under the old law of Octo
ber 18, 1854. , Two days were spent in
the first trial and the jury disagreed,
and a seoond trial of the same oase
lso resulted in a disagreement.
- D. R. Cooper, of Mount Hood, re
cently sold in Portland 136 boxes of ap
ples, for whioh he reoeived: Baldwin,
$1.87 per box; Spitzenberg, $1.75; Ben
Davis, $1.50. He has about 500 bear
ing apple trees, from which he pioked
and sold last year 600 boxes, clearing
$500. From his nine-year-old Bald
wins he pioked ten to twelve boxes.
It is said that there will be a new
smelter in operation at Linnton, inside
of six months. A smelter was built
there some six years ago, but for some
reason it was a failure. The projectors
say that the outlook for making a
smelter pay there now is much brighter
than at the time the attempt was made
before. They are oounting on the out
put of Baker oounty mines.
Sheepshearing has begun in Walla
Captain T. O. Jenkins is preparing
three acres of ground near Goldondale
The Asotin Sentinel states that the
daily output of the plaoer mines be
tween Asotin and Salmon river is $125
Waistburg will soon have eleotrio
lights. The plant has been bought, is
in the town, and work has begun on
In Metropolitan Seattle there 'was a
spelling bee ; reoently between eight
lawyers and. an equal number of min
isters and deaoona The lawyers were
A merchants' and farmers' organiza
tion has been formed at Wenatohee, for
the purpose of securing the oonstruo-
tion and operation of two new indus
tries a creamery and cannery.
A syndioate of German capitalists is
negotiating to secure mining properties
in the St Helens district, andif the
deal is oulminated will spend at least
$80,000 in development work this year.
A party of Yakima young ladies have
under consideration a bicycle trip to .
The Dalles. They propose, to have a
wagon aooompany them loaded with
creature oomforts and prepared to pick
up the injured, says the Herald.
George H. Newman, reoently con
firmed by the United States senate as
Indian agent of the Cdlville and Coeur
d' Alene reservations, went to the Coeur
d'Alene reservation last wek, and will
relieve the aoting agent, Captain Bubb,
of the United States army, as soon as
an invoice of the property can be made.
xne spoKane street Kan way com
pany has made an order that no em
ploye of the road is allowed to talk to
passenger. - Neither the conductor
nor the motorman.oan enter into con
versation with a person on the car. '
The civil servioe commission of Seat
tle has deoided upon the order of ex
aminations and the first examination
will probably take place in about five
weeks, this delay being necessitated
by the oourse laid down in the oharter.
A skeleton was unearthed by work
men at the O. R. &N. Co.'s stockyards
in Spokane last - week. One of the ,
workmen sent his piok through the top
was. It is supposed that the skeleton
la tlinj- r9 a artna in
The oommittee appointed by the Col-
ville Congregational church to solioit
funds and a site for an aoademv is
making a successful oanvass, although
the location for the aoademy has not
yet been decided upon. The ' citizens
are taking hold of the matter with a
spirit that promises suooess. ' ': '.')
The oase of ex-Treasurer Krug,' of
Seattle, has been ordered redooketed
in the United States supreme oourt,
upon payment of costs. A motion to
dismiss will be made on the ground
that no federal question is -involved,
and, if the motion is denied, the case
will be set for trial at the October
term. .. ,
The danoing question is a very lively
issue in the North river country just
now. The people are divided into the
danoe and anti-dance factions, and the
bone of contention is the schoolhouse
ana tne advisability of permitting
dances in it The anti-danoe party has
at last prevailed, ana tne ngnt ian-
tastio will no longer be tripped on the
schoolhouse floor; Nor will the voice
of the preaoher be heard any . more
within its walls, as churoh services
have been prohibited there as well.
The promoters of the Boise mining
exohange are planing an exoursion of
Eastern people to that section some
time in May. ' '."','
The De Lamar Nugget has compiled
a most complete map of the mining
olaims of De Lamar mountain . whioh
will be of great servioe to the mining
public ' r .
The state of Idaho during 1895 pro
duced a total of $10,110,495 in min
erals. : This was an increase of f 316,-
405 over that of 1894. Shoshone is the
banner oounty, produoirrg $3,576,812.
It is estimated that the production for
1986 will fully amount to $15,000,000.
Artioles of incorporation of the Idaho
Chemioal Gold Mining Company,' or
ganized under the laws of New York,
have been filed with the seoretary of
state, together with a notioe of appoint
ment of H. H. Armstead as agent for
the company in this state. The com
pany owns mining property in Lemhi
. Squatters on the Nez Peroe reserva
tion, who have been frightened by re
ports that Indians Would claim their
holdings as unallotted lands, have been
reassurqd by Speoial Agent Lane, who
says there is small probability of land
now occupied being given, to the In-
dians. There are fully 100 squatters
on this land, and the effort to dispossess
them would end in serious complica
tions. Montana.' .
The Castner Coal and Coke Com
pany has just completed plans whereby
its extensive system for making ooke
will be inoreased in the very near fu
ture. -' -
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. The payroll at the San Coulee coal
mines for last month amounted to
$45,000. This was for fifteen days
and the output of ooal for the same
period was 80,000 tons.
The output of ooal and ooke at Horr
is increasing each month and when all
the improvements contemplated by the
company are oomplete, Horr will be
one of the most prosperous oamps in
the state. '