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It's a Cold Day When We Get Left.
HOOD RIVER, OREGON, FRIDAY. JUNE 19. 189G.
1 EVENTS OF HE DAI
Epitome of the Telegraphic
News of the World.
OF INTEREST TO ALL READERS
Comprehensive Review of the Imports
ant Happenings of the Past Week
Culled From the Press Dispatches.
The banks at Cheney, Wash. , sus
paneled payment and failed to open
their doors. Hard times and inability
to make collections are the oauses as
signed for the failures.
A young man . named Conway, a
brakeman on a gravel train, fell be
tween two cars of the moving train
near Arlington, Or., and had his
right leg crushed in two plaoes.
The coroner's jury impaneled to in
vestigate the fatal shooting of Charles -Rice,
near Roseburg, returned a verdict
of willful murder against James Dix
on, the boy who fired the fatal shot. .
A 16-year-old boy named Charles
Wyatt accidentally shot and killed
himself with a 2 2 caliber rifle near
Centralia, Wash., while out hunting
in company with another lad of about
his own age.
By a fire at Hoquiam, Wash., the
mill of the Northwest Lumber Com
pany was destroyed, and the barkentine
North Bend, which was taking on a
oargo at the dock, was damaged to the
extent of $1,000. The amount of the
damage to the mill has not been esti
The first day of the Republican na
tional convention in St. Louis was
marked by parades and exoitement.
The convention was called to order at
12:10 o'clock and the opening prayer
was delivered by a Jewish rabbi who
dwelt at length on the situation of the
country. C. W. Fairbanks, of Indiana,
was chosen temporary chairman by
unanimous vote of the delegates. Af
ter hearing his address, the convention
The Qoodrioh reservoir, fifteen miles
from Baker City, broke, and a 'great
volume of water rushed down the gulch
about four miles, where it jumped
- from Goodrich creek to Pine creek.
About three' miles further the flood
struck R. French's house and dashed
it to pieces, drowning the family, con
sisting of the parents and five child
ren, ages ranging from 3 to 12 years.
The bodies were found soattered along
the creek a distance of two miles. The
clothing was torn off and the bodies
mangled, Large pine trees were car
ried miles down the stream and fences
and bridges were swept away. , Grain
fields are badly damaged. The reser
voir was constructed in 1863 and has
been used for mining purposes. ,
A violent wind and rain storm visit
ed Newark, N. J., and did damage to
the amount of $150,000.
1 Russian engineers have ' been in
Philadelphia and have made a contract
for $500,000 worth of maohinery there.
Mrs. Annie Dyer, the baby farmer,
of Rudbig, Eng., arrested on March 9
on the charge of murdering many in
fants intrusted to her care, was hanged
in Newgate prison. ' - 1 s
The three-masted schooner Edward
C. Allentrue, Captain MoLaughlin,
from Baltimore for Portland, sank off
Job's neok, on the south side of this
island, near Vineyard Haven, Mass.
From' the fact that the vessel's boats
have oome ashore in pieces and ar
ticles of clothing have been pioked up
it is feared that all on board were lost.
Sixty oloakmakers employed by a
Chicago firm, were thrown into a panic
by a fire,, and it seemed for a time that
some of them would be trampled to
death in the soramble to escape. The
fire was in the stairway on the second
floor and escape was finally effeoted by
rushing through the flames. It was
soon extinguished with but little dam
O. F. Tyler, a son of President Tyler,
is a prisoner in Riohmond, Va., charg
ed with shooting with intent to kill
Jaok Carr, a young negro. Tyler is a
dairyman residing near Riohmond.
" He went to the assistance of another
person who got into a difficulty with
Carr, and says the shooting was in
self-defense. The accused was sent to
the grand jury and allowed bail. ,
Qne hundred and eighty cans of
dynamite exploded about a mile below
Lilly, Pa. , with frightful results. One
man was killed by the explosion, and
seven others fatally injured. , Con
tractor McManus' workmen on the
Pennsylvania railway were getting
1 ready to make a blast when a prema-
tare explosion occurred, burying the
seven men beneath sand and rook.
James Creelan, the war correspond
ent who had to leave Cuba recently by
order of General Weyler, : says he
hinks there will be a war with Spain.
He says the Amerioan people will be
thunderstruck when the documents in
the possession of the state department
are made public. Spain is anxion for
war. Twenty-five million dollars'
worth of Amerioan property has been
destroyed in Cuba and many Ameri
cans killed without provocation.
Grand Army Encampment.
The Grand Army of the Republic for
the department of Oregon is holding its
cnoampuient in Independence, Or.; also
the Woman's Relief Corps and Sons of
Veterans. The citizens have given the
town a very attractive appearance by
extensive; decorations of the buisness
houses and residences. A large num
ber are in attendance.
v ... Greek Vessel Seized.
A dispatch from Canea, Crete, says
another Greek vessel, , loaded with
munitions and provisions for the insur
gents, has been seized by the Turkish
officials. The French guardships
started for Valova with $7,500 to pay
the ransom of two Frenoh ladies recent
ly captured near that place by the
The Beat Was Terrible.
' A special from Bombay says the
British seoond-olass, twin-screw Bona-
venture, the flagship of the East Indian
squadron, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral
Edmund Drummond, lost seven
ty men by sunstroke on a voyage from
Colombo to Pondioherry.
Reorganization of the Northern.
There is much discussionm New
York among those concerned in the re
organization of the Northern Pacific,
as to the form of charter the company
is to have or whether it is advisable to
foreclose the property at present, in
view of the fact that the present con
gress has failed to give the company
a new charter.
A Three Times Murderer Hanged.
John Craig, a three times murderer,
was hanged in Folsom prison. There
could not have been a more perfect
execution it is said. The condemned
man was completely resigned to his
fate, and walked to the gallows as
cooly as though going to a wedding.
' ' A Fatal Fire. '
At a fire in a' tenement house in
Pittsburg, Pa., Mrs. Zoneshhondia
Garbeiz, aged 74, was killed by jump
ing from a window. Frank Garbeis,
sged 5, was suffocated to death. Lot
tie Garbeis, aged 12, was internally
hurt and may die. Frank Garbeis
was, badly burned. The fire was
caused by the explosion of a barrel of
Their Courage Failed Them.
Forty miles east of Charleston, W.
Va., masked men boarded an express
train at midnight and crawled over
the engine tender into the oab with
revolvers drawn. The engineer stopped
the train. He was commanded to out
looso the express oar. This was done.
The passengers were awakened and the
lights were extinguished. . After ten
minutes work, the bandits became
frightened, and escaped to the moun
To Float the Indebtedness.
A member of one of the largest bank
ing houses in Honolulu is in this ooun
try for the purpose of interesting cap
italists in the refunding of the Ha
waiian . government's indebtedness.
The government has $3,096,000 of
bonds drawing 6 per oent interest out
standing at present, whioh it is pro
posed to pay and Issue in their stead
bonds drawing interest at the rate of 4
per cent. v
' H s Death a Mystery.
The body of a man with his head
split open, was discovered floating in
the Columbia river near Wallace's
island. It is not known how he wa
Failed to Fly Flags.
The trustees of the university of Illi
nois were arrested in Champaign and
held in $200 bail to answer to the
grand jury the charge of failing to fly
the flags from all univeristy buildings
Governor Altgeld is a member of the
... Four Favored Cities.
Except Savanah, the capitals of the
new Btates of Wyoming, Montana and
Utah are the only plaoes that got ap
propriations for public buildings at
this session of congress. The house
policy has been to report no bills for
Heavy Fines. ,
The Hammond inoident is finally
settled. At a special "meeting of the
executive oounoil held in Pretoria, it
was deoided to release John Hays Ham
mond, Cecil Rhodes, George Farrar
and J. W. Leonard, the leaders of the
Johannesburg reform committee, upon
payment of a fine of 25,000 eaoh, or
in default, fifteen years' banishment.
Killed His Brother-in-law. .
Ben Dice, a rancher living on the
Tule river, twenty miles southeast of
Visalia, Cal., killed his brother-in-law,
Grant Smith. They quarreled about
water in an irrigating ditch, and Dice's
wife attempted to remove the dam in
the ditch on Smith's place.
Three thousand Harvard men, en
couraged by the phenomenal event of a
Harvard viotory, fought 100 polioemen
in the , streets of historio old Cam
bridge. It was the biggest riot that
the university has ever seen. Many
students and policemen were injured
in the melee, but the blueooats finally
tame out victorious and the students
Were looked up.
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Spring and summer overcoats
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Five different styles of Bicycles, each...'
Also, organs and all kinds of musical
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Narrow Escape From Death of Fish
erman Near Clifton -jBetter Protec
tion Is Needed, Correspondent Says.
Astoria, June 16. Additional re
ports of outrages against the fishermen
near Clifton were received by the
steamer Miller this morning, and show
that the situation is fully as serious at
that point as has been reported. Sheriff
Hare received the following' letter:
"Clifton, Or., June 15. To J. W.
Hare, Sheriff Clatsop County We tele
graphed you regarding the boarding of
the boat and throwing of fish over
board, and your asking for particulars.
The steamer Seafoam is doing all she
can, but, as many fishermen came, hey
only spread out, and the steamer can
not cover the ground. Several new
boats started out this morning, among
othere, Vincenzo Mardlsioh, who laid
out at daylight drifting about Woody
island. About 10 A. M. several boats
came sailing onto him, and before he
realized what they wanted, they or
dered him to drop sail, and then they
took charge of his boat and towed him
into Woody island slough. Some of
them jumped into his boat and threw
his fish overboard, and foroed him to
assist in throwing the remainder into
the water. He says there were over
fifty, or about two tons. There were
fish in the net, and they drew the net
ashore and pulled the fish out and
threw them away. ' Afterwards, they
gave him baok the net. 'They took his
revolver, but failed to return -it. They
threatened his life and pulled a gun on
him to shoot, but one of his friends
threw up the man's hand and said
"don't shoot," so they spared his life,
though the towing him into the slough
and out of sight looks like some of them
expected to put him alongside Lambert,
Meiland and Gnnion. Mardisiob wants
to fish, but says yon must give us more
protection or they cannot go near Woody
island drift. Another boat had oaught
eighty fish, and as the current was
strong, started home through some of
the sloughs in Woody island, when the
owner was captured, beaten and his
new Winchester rifle taken from him
and all his fish thrown overboard. The
fishermen were scared almost to death,
and called for help. There are twenty-five
boats fishing, and they have to
go on down the river to make good
catohes, and they cannot do so with
only one steamer here. . The Seafoam
has to remain at the foot of Cottonwood
drift, as there appears to be some bad
men around the lower part of Tenas
Illahee island, and if the steamer was
away, some fishermen would probably
be shot. I suppose Captain Beard
told you about the shooting of Sam
Brown last night, and you see we must
protect the boys or they will have to
give it up. The salmon are plentiful
and the , boys are all doing well, and
it's a shame they cannot fish. There
are a good many more going out in the
morning, provided you can proteot
them. I think with a steamer around
Woody island the boys would not dare
to interfere. There were boats for
Pillar Rook and Brookfield in the
gang that oaptured Mardisich. I hope
you can see your way to provide an
other steamer and some more deputies. "
Upon reoiept of the letter, Sheriff
Hare at onoe had a number of deputies
sworn in, and, having supplied them
with firearms and an abundance of am
munition, dispatched to the soene in a
steam launoh. The sheriff reiterates
his determination expressed yesterday
to cover the entire lower river with
patrol boats if necessary, and feels con
fident of his ability to afford ample
protection to the men who desire to fish.
, Crap Game Bobbed.
Astoria, Or., June 16. Two masked
men entered the "Our" saloon, in this
city, at 12 o'clock tonight and held up
the keepers of a crap game. The men,
upon entering the room in whioh the
crap table stood, ordered the game
keepers and two other men to throw up
their hands, a command whioh was at
once obeyed by all exoept one of the
owners of the bank-roll, who rushed
out, calling for the police. One of the
robbers carried a canvas sack, in whioh
he palced the money, while his com
panion kept guard. The men got safe
ly away with their booty, which amount
ed to about $200. This is the second
time during the last three months that
a crap game has been robbed by masked
men, but up to date the polioe have
gathered no information as to the iden
tity of the thieves.
Gomez' Foree Defeated. '
Havana, June 16. General Gomez'
force of 5,000 was defeated reoently on
the plains of Saratoga near Najara,
province of Puerto Principe, after a
fight of forty-two hours, by Jiminez
Castellane's troops. Gomez lost fully
600 men. Jose Anotnio Yzandaga, an
American newspaper man, has been
expelled, and Rioardo del la Torriento
has been forbidden to return to Cuba.
Thomas Dawley, the artist has been re
leased. ' - .
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he effioial vote in the first and seo-
SECOND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT,
..'1RST CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT.
H K O
2 O n 2.
4q q. m to
COUNTIES g Jf
, . ; c -. : '
Benton 842 672 : 485 ' 73
Clackamas 1,773 2,370 604 131
Coos 948 1.199 311 51
Curry 283 133 169 ....
Douglas 1,666 1,061 1,155 69
Jackson : 1,153 1,667 670 63
Josephine ......... 785 731 256 60
Klamath 348 225 184 5
Lake 846 211 232 17
Lane , 1,914 1,270 1,089 116
Lincoln 467 454 356 37
Linn 1,647 2,686 442 119
Marlon 2,609 2,680 997 172
Polk 1,272 872 495 J
Tillamook 661 387 129 30
Washington 1,540 1,603 316 105
Yamhill 1,802 1,461 : 415 204
Totals ..r : 19,356 19,282 8,105 1,335
TO AID FRUIT CULTURE.
Doseh Offers a Medal for the Best
The accompanying cut is a represen
tation of a beautiful gold medal,
enameled with likeness of various
fruits grown in Northwestern Oregon,
whioh Mr. Henry E. Dosoh, state com
missioner for the first horticultural dis
trict, with a view to promoting horti
oultural knowledge among the youth oi
this state, offers as a prize to the boj
or girl between the ages of 14 and 18
Mr. Doach'a Competitive Medal.
in any ungraded country school, for tine
best essay on fruit culture in his dis
trict, comprising the oounties of Mult
nomah, Washington, Yamhill, Clacka
mas, Columbia, Clatsop and Tillamook.
The essay is not to contain over 700
words, and all papers must be sent in
to Mr. Dosoh at Hillsdale, Or., by
August 1, and the name, postoffioe ad
dress and sohool of the writer. The
judges of award will be Dr. J. B. Card
well, Professor K. B. Lake and Frank
Lee, of Portland.
The Pan-American Gongnss.
Washington.. Practically all of the
South and Central Amerioan republios
have notified Eouador of their aooept
anoe of the. invitation sent out by that
government to be represented at an in
ternational oongress, to be held August
1 0 next, to promote international arbi
trations. The United States has not
yet aooepted the invitation.
Amount Voted by Congress
, for Improvements.
THE TREASURY DEPARTMENT
Criticised by Chairman Cannon of the
Appropriations Committee No
Increase of Salaries.
Washington, June 13. Chairman
Cannon, of the appropriations commit
tee, and ex-Chairman Sayres, today
made public a joint statement concern
ing the expenditures authorized by this
congress. Total appropriations, in
cluding permanent annual approm-ia-
! tlnnfl. nrn K1K 7KO R9ft Mr ("tannnn'a
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statement Degins: v
, "The appropriations charged to this
congress inolude $119,054,160 -under
permanent laws, of whioh amount
$50,000,000 is for sinking fund and
$30,600,000 for interest on the public
debt, or $3,855,614.40 more than was
included at the last session of congress
in the statements of appropriations,
and is on aocount of the increase of
$163,815,400 in the bonded indebted
ness of the country by the present ad
ministartion to February, 1895, inter
set and sinking fund charges on account
of the latter bond issues of $100,000,
000 in. February, 1896, amounting to
$4,400,000, not being inoluded in the
estimates of permanent appropriations.
The increase in the principal of the interest-bearing
debt under the present
administration amounts to $263,815,-
29 400, whioh entails aa annual interest
33 1 charge of $11,493,616, and to meet the
6 ' sinking fund obligations, the further
lJ , sum of $2,623454. . i ". -w
' The regular annual bills, including
the deficiency .bill, as passed by the
house, made a reduction in the . total
estimates submitted by the exeoutive of
$26,988,191; they were increased by
the senate $22,920,433, and as tbey
became laws, they appropriated $10,
636,634 less than as passed by the sen
ate; $13,283,818 more than as they
passed the house, and $13,874,873 less
than the estimated requirements of the
"The regular appropriations, includ
ing deficiencies, made at the last ses
sion of congress, amounted, to $383,
636,896, and it inoluded no river and
harbor bill. Excluding the river and
harbor act passed at this session, the
regular annual bills, as passed by the
house, appropriated only $373,570,083,
or more than $10,000,000 less than was
appropriated by the last congress. "
Mr. Cannon criticises the treasury
department ' because it has expended
$7,377,440 for the present year in col
lecting the revenues from oustoms esti
mated at $165,000,000.
. The bills establishing salaries in
stead of the fee system for offiqers of
the United States courts, he says, will
save $1,000,000 annually, and minimize
frivolous and malicious prosecution.
Especial attention is called to the faot
that congress made no increase of sal
aries of employes in the government de
partments. ' The following table of ap
propriations is given:
Fifty-first congress, $988,417,183.34;
fifty-seoond oongress,$l, 027,134,547.93;
fifty-third congress, $989,339,205.69;
fifty-fourth oongress (first session),
$515,769,830.49. . '
Mr. Sayres, in his statement, says of
the total appropriations of ' the session:
"This sum exoeeds the appropria
tions during the last session of the'
fifty-third oongress by $18,751,299,
and those of the first regular session of
that congress by $23,623,557. . '
"It is less than the appropriations
by the second session of the fifty-second
congress by only $3,744,538, although
at the latter session $39,852,494 more
was appropriated for pensions than at
this session. It is more than those by
the first session of the fifty-first . con
gress by $31,803,571, and $25,464,040
less than the appropriations of the seo
ond session of the 'fifty-first congress.
"The appropriations made by: the
seoon 1 session of the fifty-first oongress
exceeded those made at the first session
of the same oongress by $46,676,612,
or nearly 10 per cent. If the , same
proportion should be made at the next
session, then the appropriations will
not be less than $565,000,000." '
Contraots authorized by this session
he estimates as follows: -
Rivers and harbors, $69,616,401;
public buildings, lighthouse and revenue-cutter
service, $1,406,000; defenses
and armament, $4,195,076; new war
ships. $13,900,000; District of Colum
bia, $135,000; total, $78,341,400.
He says the total expenditures in one
fiscal year have never been so great,
except during the war, and exceed the
estimated valuation of property in any
one of the South Atlantio states.
Berea, O., June 15. Four hundred
quarrymen at the quarries of the Cleve
land Stone Company, struck today.
They demanded that all nonunion men
be discharged, and that several union
men, who reoently were dismissed, be
reinstated. . The strikers have taken
possession of all loaded can and refuse
j to perimt them to be moved.
MILITIA CALLED OUT.
T:ie First Keariment, O. N. O.,
Down the Columbia.
Portland, Or., June 17. The First
regiment Oregon National Guard, Col
onel Summers commanding, was sched
uled to leave for Astoria at an early
hour this njoAung, to take a hand in
'suppressing the scenes of violence and
outrage wihoh have been reported from
the lower river. It was acoomp&nied
by battery A, with full field equip
ment and the various regimental corps.
The troops were called out on a requi
sition made by the mayor of Astoria,
through the county judge of Clatsop
county, upon Governor Lord. -.The '
governor Immediately notified brigade
headquarters in this city to assemble
- the post, equipped with all the para
phernalia for field service and one
day's cooked rations. It was suggested
'also that eaoh man be provided with an
. extra pair of stout shoes, ready for ao-
. tive field service, and that the regiment
and battery "be held prepared to leave
immediately. This was at 10:30 last
' night The orders were communicated
immediately from brigade headquar-
: ters to Colonel Summers, and he began
to assemble the members of the post.
The O. R. & N. Co. waB notified also,
to hold a steamboat in readiness for in-,
stant departure. The orders caused a
great commotion, not only at the
armory, but throughout the city. Men
on bicycles and horseback were dis
patched, to the homes and places of
business of the various members of the
seven companies and the battery. All
;were told to report forthwith to the
armory, ready for duty. The various
corps attached to the regiment were in
cluded. V i
' There was very general response on
the part of the militiamen and great
bustle and activity ensued at the ar
mory. The men all expressed them
selves as eager for service. The' vari
ous commanders got their companies
quickly into shape and made their re
ports to the colonel.
' The First regiment left on the D. S.
Baker at 4 o'olock this morning.
' Later in the day. the Second bat
talion came down on a special train
from McMinnville, and took an O. R.
& N. steamer' whioh was in readiness
for them at the dook. . This comprises
the entire militia force of the state.
,- ' Governor Lord issued instructions
that any member of the militia found
on the streets after the 'second de
tachment left wastobe taken to jail.
i Fishing Will Be Resumed.
i Astoria, Or., June 17. The cannery
men held a meeting today, ut ''-members
of the combine refuse to divulge
any of the proceedings.' ..It hgl leaked
out, however, that it was decided not
to make any allowanoe to the men for
work done in making new nets, unless
they go to work and deliver salmon at
4 cents. The refusal to pay for the
knitting of the nets is explained by the
bannerymen to mean that they intend
to hold the men to a strict observance
of the oontraots made when the twine
was purchased. This oontraot was that
the material was to be paid for in '
either cash or salmon. TJnles the men
who have bought twine on these terms
will agree tomorrow to fish for i)4
cents, the canners will , demand pay
ment for the twine aocording to agree-.
ment. This aotion of the canners will
neoessarily aggravate the feeling of
hostility toward them. .
It was also deoided to send for the
militiai but all present were pledged
to absolute seoreoy. None of the mem
bers wishing to assume the responsi
biliy for calling for militia aid, Sheriff
Hare held that no assisanoe from the
military was neoessary, and was pre
pared to protect all who desired to fish,
but his . advice was apparently disre
garded, the militia was sent for, and
the First regiment, O. N. G., are now
on duty. ' ' -
: BANKER WYCKOFF SHOT.
Held Up In Bis Private Office by '
New York, June . 17. George H.
Wyckoff, president of the bank of New
Amsterdam, was shot in the abdomen
and side this afernoon while in his pri
vate office by Clarence Clark. ' Clark
demanded money, and, meeting with
a refusal, fired two shots, and then
turned the pistol on himself. Both
men are now at a hospital in an un-,
conscious oondition. When Clark
gained access to Wyckoff's office, he
presented the following letter,' written
on Hotel- Marlborough paper in a clear
"We want $6,000, five $1,000 bills,
ten $100 bills. I'll shoot you if you
make a movement, so be oareful. " My
partner outside also has you covered, .
and if you give the alarm within three
' minutes after I leave, he will throw a
stick of dynamite through the front en
trance. Put the money in an envelope.
Don't talk." .
- Shots were, heard by the 'patrolman,
who ran into the bank building in
time to see Clark fall. Wyckoff i8 60 .
years old and resides in Montolair, N.
J. Clark is 50 years old and wears a
sandy mnstaohe. He was well dressed.
For a Seat In donncil . ,
Spokane, Wash., "June 17. D. S.
Dungay and Carl Bonesohen fought
with fists on East Sprague avenue tonight-
Mr. Dungay and Bocesohen '
are oontestans for a seat in the counoil.
Mr. Dungay now holds the seat.