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VOL. 8. HOOD RIVER. OREGON, FRIDAY. AUGUST 14. 1896. NO. 12.
I IIS OF 1 WEEK
From 'AH .' Parts of the New
World and the Old.
OF INTEREST TO OUR READERS
Comprehensive Review of the Import
ant Happenings of the Past Week
Culled From the Telegraph Columns-
At San Antonio de los Banos, a pro
prietor named Domingo Hernandez,
who was 70 years old, has been hanged
by the insurgents.
August Florentine, a saloon keeper,
was shot -and killed at the four-mile
house, on . the San Bruno road, near
San Franoisoo. The man , who shot
him is named Jackson.
J "At he Novelty theater, London, in
a stabbing scene, the spring dagger
made for stage use failed to aot and an
aot6r was stabbed to the .heart so that
he died in a lew minutes.
Senor Marcel de Azaoarra, Spanish
minister of war, is considering
aoheme to introduce oonsoription in
order to facilitate - the recruiting of
foroes for the Spanish army servioe in
Miss Clara . Barton, president of the
'Amerioan. branoh of the Red Cross So
ciety, has started on her return to the
United States, her mission of distribut
ing relief to the Armenians having
'A. W. Fawcett, the recently deposed
mayor of Taooma, announoes that the
fight for oooupanoy of the : offlae is not
yet ended by any means, and that he
will immediately carry the contest to
the supreme oourt for settlement. '
John. "Thompson - and Jay Leonard
were killed by lightning in a violent
storm at Sandusky, O. ' They were
working on the new government pier
at Cedar Point, with augers in . their
hands," which attracted the lightning. '
The body of a newly born male in
fant was discovered floating in the
Willamette river near New Era one day
1 A .... . -. a
. inns wetK. a coroner s znqueBt was
held over the remains, but nothing was
developed whioh would tend to throw
any light upon the mystery, as to why
the body of the babe was thrown, into
The steam schooner Point Arena,
bound, from San Franoisoo to Mendo
oino, went on the rooks near Point
Reyes. Captain Johnson, her master,
was on the bridge when she grounded.
He at once began to baok her, and
within ten minutes she was free of the
rooks. As soon as the ' vessel was
loosened the water began to rush in
through a hole in her port bow, just
forward of the forward hold. Captain
Johnson headed for San Francisco, and
- came .up; under a full head of steam.
the pumps being kopt in action all the
while. By the time she reached the
Mission slip, where she-was dooked,
there was four feet of water in her for-
ward hold. ,
In a severe thunderstorm sear Oma
ha, Neb., three people were . killed by
' A dispatch from Neath," announces
that forty miners were entombed in
the Brinoooh pit by an explosion..
Miss Ida Fuller, a New York aotress,
while in bathing at Manhattan beach,
was grasped by an ootopus and nearly
Governor Altgeld has issued a mani
festo declaring that eight hours shall
constitute a day's work on park im
provements in Chioago. '
Miss Anna Fritohard a widow from
San 'Francisco, left $1,280 in green
backs done up. in a newspaper on the
Oakland ferryboat, anil! has not been
able to find the package since.
John Hazel jumped from an Illinois
Central passenger train that was run
ning forty miles an hour and was in
stantly killed, i He was in oustody of
an officer and . was , wanted for horse
stealing in Missouri.
. A detachment of 'company I, who
were guarding the Brown hoisting
works, near Cleveland. O.. fired uoon
a mob of strikers and wounded one of
them. Exoitement runs high, and
more 'trouble is feared, t ' f
In Chicago, twelve persons suo
oumbed to the heat in one day. Two
or three of these are not ezpe oted to
reoover. It was the hottest dajr of the
year, the signal servioe thermometer
registering ninety-four in the after
noon. Thermometers on the streets
registered four and five degrees more
than that in the tower.
A bloody affray occurred among a
crowd of school boys at Bucbville,
Ark. Robert Chew and Beuregard
Poole beoame involved in a fight.
Friends of the belligerents joined in
the fray. Pocket knivea were used.
Several boys were dagerously wounded.
Poole was stabbed in the breast several
times and died of his wounds. .
The Chioago stock exchange will re
main closed until x the. Moore Bros. r
failure has been settled. The aotion of
the governing committee in closing the
doors is said by some financiers to have
averted a panic "There is no telling
where it would have ended," aaid a
member of the stock exohange. "It
might have resulted in the ruination
of a dozen business bgnses an d banks. '
Details have been received in Cape
Town of a decisive viotory won by 700
British troops composing Colonel Plum
mer's column, over a native foroe esti
mated at from 6,000 to 7,000. The
latter fought desperately and bravely,
oharging within a few yards of the
British rapid-firing guns. About 500
Matabele warriors were slain during
the engagement, whioh lasted several
hours. About thirty of the British
Boldiers and six officers were killed and
60 wounded. , ' '...,.,.
A Wife-Murderer Hanged.
Charles Thiede was hanged in the
yard of the county jail, at Salt Lake.
The execution was witnessed by a large
number of people. It is the seoond
hanging in the history of Utah.
Thiede, who - was a saloon keeper, was
oonvioted of murdering his wife on the
night of April 80th, 1894, by nealry
severing her head from her body with
a knife. He asserted his innocence to
the last. ;
Will Traverse the Globe.
Miss Clara' Parish, the seventh and
youngest W. C. T. U. round-the-world
missionary, has left Paris, 111., for St.
Louis, starting on her trip around the
world. She Will be given a big reoep
tion there. She will lecture at several
points in the West, and will sail from
San Franoisoo for Japan August 26.
She will take about two years to make
American Money Blacklisted. ,
The Montreal - chamber of oommeroe
has passed a resolution expressing ap
proval of the aotion of the banks in that
district in oharging a discount of 10
per cent on all Amerioan money. It
also .issued a warning to merchants,
farmers and the publio generally not to
accept Amerioan money upon any con
sideration. : '
' Fatal Kama City Fire.
One man was killed 6utright, one
perhaps fatally injured and five others '
sustained more or less serious injuries !
in a fire whioh started in Swift's pack-1
ing plant in Kansas City, Mo. The
property loss is nearly $100,000. Joseph
Hoblowvtz, a night watohman, was
suffocated or burned to death. .
A Fatal Conflagration.
A disastrous fire ooourred in a fac
tory in Christiana, Norway, and before
it was extinguished, several buildings
were destroyed. A falling wall killed
six men and thirteen others were seri
ously hurt, of which three have sinoe
died. It is believed that three ohildren
have perished in the ruins. .
" ' A Reverend Poisoner.
; Rev. J. C. Hull, a preaoher; was ar
rested in St. Paul at-the request of his
wife, charged with attempting to kill
her by administering poison in repeat
ed small doses. Hull is prominent in
St Paul church circles.
Held Up by Robbers.
James A. Campbell, a Honolulu
millionaire, who disappeared from San
Franoisoo, returned with a bullet hole
through his bat and an exoiting tale
about an ' adventure with robbers.
Campbell says that while he was drink
ing in a private room in a saloon he
was confronted by two masked men, who
demanded money. The millionaire re
fused the demand, and in the fight
that followed a bullet went through
his hat Campbell says he was robbed
and kept a prisoner for two days.
When released he was given a nickle
for his oar fare. '
A Race War Threatened.
A war between whites and negroes is
imminent in Polk county, Ark., on the
line of construction of the Texarkana
& Fort Smith railroad. It seems that
the hardy old mountaineers of that seo
tion have not allowed any negroes to
stop in that section for several years.
The contractors building the road have
employed oolored labor. Trouble is
feared and the contractors have hired
guards to protect the negroes. ;
Flood. In Nicaragua.
Rains have oaused the rivers Rama
and Snqua, in Nicaragua to rise rapid,
ly, and the panic strioken inhabitants
of El Rama have taken to the high
ground and on board steamers. Nearly
all buildings in the latter plaoe were
destroyed. Plantations near the town
were ruined and the damage is esti
mated at (1,000,000. -
Pursuit I. Abandoned.
Pursuit of the bandits who held up
the Wilhoit stage has been abandoned,
a their trail was lost in the mountains
about fifteen miles from where the
crime was committed, making it well
nigh impossible to further trace them.
Nicaragua Mutt Give Up.
A government organ declares that if
Nicaragua refuses to relinquish Islas
Manglj, whioh she seized contrary to
the wishes of the inhabitants, the Co
lombian govenrment will regard the
refusal as a casus belli.
Boy Murderer Surrender..
Amos Deoker, the boy who murdered
a playmate near Findlay, O., has given
himself up to the authorities. He suc
cessfully eluded capture for several
days by hiding in a corn field, but hun
ger drove him out.
The Boiler Exploded.
A traption engine boiler exploded on
a farm near Anderson, Ind., and one
man was instantly killed and: several
others seriously injured.
THROWS OUT A FEELER
Spain TalKs of Issuing
THEY RODE TO THEIR DEATH
A Trolley Car Ran Away and Jumped
the Track, Killing ' Seven Per
son, and Injuring Many Uthei.
London, Aug. 12. The Standard
has a dispatch from Madrid, which
says: :; , ',
"The government has prepared a
memorandum, carefully worded, so as
not to give offense to President Cleve
land and the Amerioan nation, detail
ing the history of the Cuban trouble
and of Spain's relations with the
Amerioan republic and suggesting to
the powers mediation with the view of
pressing America to a stricter observ
ance of neutrality. " As the result of a
long interview between the Duke of
Tetuan, minister of foreign affairs, and
United States Minister Taylor today,
however, it is stated in offioial circles,
the government has derided not to send
the memorandum to the powers.
T- . '
Rode to Their Death.
Lancaster, Pa., Aug. 12. A run
away trolley car on the Columbia &
Donegal railway last night killed seven
persons, and injured fifty more. The
brake rigging broke on a steep grade.
There were about ninety . passengers,
who beoame panic-stricken. The car
was running a mile a minute when it
struck a sharp ourve and left the track.
It ran across the turnpike, struck a
tree, and toppled over into the ditch.
Henry Smith, an iron-worker, of
Columbia, was instantly killed by a
piece of wood whioh pierced his head.
Albert Felinger, the motorman, was
crushed to death; W. A. Pinkerton, of
Columbia, a boy, met a similar fate.
Chief Burgess H. H. Heiss, of Colum
bia, who was riding on the rear platform,
jumped before the car left the track
and his neck was broken. William
Metzer, of Columbia, had both legs
crushed, and died a few hours after the
amputation. W. J. Ludlow, of Sea
girt, N. J. , died at the hospital. Mrs.
Eliza Fitzgerald, of Lancaster, had the
left side of her head crushed and died
this morning. v'
ENTOMBED IN THE ICE.
Falli Into a Crevasse Crossing the
Cook's lulet Glacier.
Seattle, Wash., Aug. 12. Edward
Keenah, formerly a resident of Port
land, engaged in the contracting busi
ness, and who moved to this city at the
time of the big fire, has met a horrible
death among the glaoiers of Alaska,
being literally entombed in the ice.
Advioes reoeived by the steamer Wil
lapa, arrived on the Sound . from
"A prospector named Edward Kee
nah, of Seattle, fell " through a orevioe
of a glacier at Cook's Inlet, near
Twenty-Mile creek, at the head of
Turnagain arm, July 4. He, with a
party of eight other prospectors, was
walking aoross the great ioe field. A
thin sheet of ioe hid from view a orack
about three feet in width. ' The party
approaohed diagonally, the head man
carrying a gun aoross both shoulders,
when he and the next in line, Keenah,
suddenly slipped through the thin coat
ing of ioe and disappeared in the chasm
below. Their wild cries barely pre
vented some of the others meeting with
a similar fate. The gun fell orossways
four or five feet below the surface and
enabled one of the men to be resoued.
But the other prospeotor, Keenah, fell
over seventy-five feet and was tightly
jammed between the diverging walls
of ice. His voioe oould be distinctly
beard as he directed the movements of
his would-be rescuers in their fruitless
efforts to raise him out of the coffin of
ice. Blankets were torn up and tied
into long strands and Keenah fastened
one end around his body, but the force
of the fall bad jammed bim so tightly
between the frozen perpendicular walls
of ioe and the ohill so benumbed his
body and exhausted his vitality that
the combined efforts of his partners
oould not raise him from the frozen
tomb. ''...' ;
"Gradually his voice became weaker
and more indistinot, his efforts for self
preservation grew1 feebler, and one
hour and ten minutes from the time
the aooident happened the last faint
sound from below was heard and death
quickly rescued the spirit from suffer
ing. "Keenah was an elderly man, and
belonged in Seattle, where he has a son
employed in the postoffioe department.
A miner from Cook's Inlet is taking a
farewell message from the dying father
to the son..
"A party has been organized to hunt
for Keenah's remains, but little hopes
are entertained of their reoovery, owing
to the almost inaccessible oountry in
which the unfortunate man perished."
Baker City., Or., Aug. 12 Edward
Boyer, of Upper Burnt river, aged 24,
shot and killed himself in the presence
of Miss MoClannahan, his affianced,
because his parents opposed their mar
riage. He left letters explaining his
WENT TO SEE M'KINLEY.
Bryan Reception Committee Visit, the
. . Kepublioan Nominee.
Canton, O., Aug. 12. The Bryan
reception oommittee from Pittsburg,
composed of about sixty prominent
Democrats of that city, headed by
County Chairman Howley, arrived at
Canton at noon today, 'and, finding
that they had nearly two hours to wait
before the Bryan train arrived, de
cided to call upon Major MoKinley.
Morris Forster acted as spokesman.
He ,said he believed that any candi
date for the presidency, was worthy of
the greatest respect of every one re
gardless of political affiliations. In
response, MoKinley said: -..','
"I am deeply grateful to receive this
friendly visit from the Bryan reception
oommittee. Although we are of differ
ent political belief.'we are as Amerioan
citizens proud . of our country and be
lieve in oommon that we have now and
will continue to have in the future, the
best government in the world. I sin
cerely thank you, gentlemen, for this
visit, and assure you it gives me great
At the conclusion of a brief address
MoKinley greeted each member of the
delegation in persoD.
Chinese Laborer. Attacked.
Sissons, Cal., Aug. 12. A demon
stration was held in Sissons yesterday
against the Chinese laborers employed
in the new MoCloud river railroad to
the Fall river timber belt. ' A orowd
of white men, consisting of laborers,
tramps and men out of work, gathered
and inoited each other to riot. After
dark Sunday evening, a large orowd
left for the railroad camp,' four miles
from here. They drove the Chinese,
about forty in number, with their
equipment, from camp to MoCloud
river, five miles away. Several Chin
ese were bruised with stones and clubs,
but none were seriously hurt. Manager
Van Arsdale, of the Siskiyou' Lumber
Company, whioh is building the, road,
says the Chinese were employed be
cause it is necessary to finish the road
this season. He prefers white labor if
they will work steadily. The Chinese
get the same wages as white men, ex
cept board. Sheriff Hobbs, of Yreka,
will be asked for deputies to protect
the road, and the Chinese will return
to work. No further trouble is antici
pated. Torpedo Boat Ericsson Damaged.
New York, Aug. 12. An accident
which oaused upwards of $10,000
damage ooourred at the navy yard in
Brooklyn Saturday night. The scene
of the disaster was the drydook built
about seven years ago. A wave oaused
by a passing steamer forced itself past
the heavy caisson at the mouth of the
drydock and capsized it, throwing it
into the dook and allowing the water
to rush in, whioh is the oause of the
damage. The foroe of the water
caused the moorings of the torpedo boat
Eriosson to snap and the boat was
hurled against the end of the dock,
carrying away about 1 2 feet of the for
ward end of the boat. " . -
The monitors Puritan ' and Terror
also broke their cables. The boats
were not seriously v injured, however.
A oourt of inquiry will be held to de
termine who is responsible. '
The Contribution Was Large.
Old Orchard, Me., Aug. 12. At the
Christian Alliance meeting here Sun
day the contributions in cash and
ohecks and .jewelry handed up to the
platform reaohed the amazing total of
$101,600. When Dr. W. L. Laoheur
stepped forward to make the announce
ment he said:
"Suoh a contribution in the oause of
Jesus Christ has never before been
Last year the contributions at the
same plaoe amounted to $70,000, and
that was said to be the high water
mark. The Christian Alliance meet
ing began two weeks ago, and the at
tendance has been enormous. The
largest single contribution was one of
$26,000 made by an estate, the name of
whioh was not made known. From
this splendid gift the amounts ranged
all the way to a few cents. ; '
' Leaped From a Lofty Steeple.
Vienna, Aug. 12. A shocking case
of suicide ooourred here. V The act
was committed by a leap from the lofty
steeple of St. Stephen's oathedral. The
victim was a young man named Egy
dius Leiss, the son of a shoemaker. He
took a ticket to mount the tower at
the same time as a party of English
tourists.' After he had reaohed the his
torical spot half way up where, during
the last siege of r Vienna by the Turks,
in 1688, Count Starhemberg, the oom
mander of the city, sat in order, to
watch the movements of the besiegers,
young Leiss threw himself from the
steeple and fell on the roof of the
cathedral, breaking his neck, so that
death was instantaneous. '
More Car.on Crookedness.
San Franoisoo, Aug. 12. It has de
veloped ' that Harry K. Brown, - ex
change clerk of the Bullion & Ex
change bank of Carson.'Nev., who left
that city suddenly about two months
ago, is a defaulter to a large amount.
He robbed the institution in which he
was employed of nearly $76,000.
v The proposed railway up the Jung-
frau, Switzerland, will-be 12.8 kilo
meters long, and will cost 8,000,000
francs. To pay, it would have to
carry 17,000 passengers a year. '
N A FOG
Steamer St. Paul on the Rocks
at Point Pinos, Cal.
PASSENGERS SAFELY LANDED
There Were About Fifty on Board
The Vessel Will Probably Be a To
tal .Wreck Help Being Rendered.
Monterey, CaL, Aug. lL--The Pa
cifio Coast Steamship Company's
steamer St. Paul, bound for San Fran
oisoo, ran ashore at 10:80 o'clock last
night, near Moss beach, and is now
wedged on the rooks on which she
struck. The forty passengers on board
were safely landed at 4 o'clock this
morning, and most of them took the
afternoon train for San Franoisoo. The
first news of the accident was brought
to the oompany's offices in this oity by
seven passengers, who walked from the
beach and arrived here at 4 o'olook this
The boat is lying on her port side
and does not move an inch. It is feared
she cannot be pulled off. The crew
will probably stay on board tonight, as
the bay is smooth.
In her position, and in the manner of
running ashore, the St Paul's oase is
much like that of the wreoked Colom
bia. The offioers have been instructed
to say nothing regarding the wreck.
On board are nearly 200 head of cattle
and 600 sacks of wool and grain.
There are many rumors current as to
the oause of the disaster. One story is
that the oaptain struck a rook, and,
fearing the boat would sink, ran hei
ashore for safety. - Others say the cap
tain missed his bearings, mistaking
Point Cypress for Point Pinos, and ran
ashore, thinking he was going into
The latest reports from the boat were
to the effect that the water is getting
higher, and at least six feet of water is
in the hold. ?
RECORDS OF THE PAST.
Forgotten Document Found by the
Washington, Aug. 11. Daring the
past month the work of the Venezuela
boundary commission has entered upon
a new stage. ' Heretofore, the 'efforts of
the commissioners have been directed
mainly to seouring the evidence upon
whioh the final reports is to be based.
The work from now on will largely
consist of classifying the information
already obtained. The British govern
ment, it is presumed, has put into its
two voluminous bluebooks all the in
formation upon which it relies in sup
port of ita olaims. The Venezuela gov
ernment has done the same in its three
volumes of transcripts from the Span
ish arohives. Independently of this,
the commission has been searching on
its own account. The congressional
library in Washington and many pub
lio and private libraries in various
parts of the country have been ran
saoked for historical and cartographical
information. The archives at :- the
Hague have been gone through with a
thoroughness that not even the zeal of
Great Britain or Venezuela has hereto
fore attempted, and as a result import
ant documents, which the world thought
lost or destroyed Save been unearthed.
This work, although not yet termin
ated, is nearing completion. '
- For some months past, Sir Clement
R. Markham, president of the Royal
Geographioal Society, has been in cor
respondence with the secretary of the
commission'.and has furnished valuable
information . on the subjeot of the
Sohomburgk line, accompanying it by
copies of maps on file in the colonial
office, some of whioh have never been
published. While information is looked
for from Rome, from The Hague and
possibly from other places, the bulk of
the evidenoe is now to determine what
that evidenoe establishes.
In order to , solve this problem, a
number of preliminary reports are
being prepared. Among those may be
mentioned special reports' upon the
geographical and physical characteris
tics of the region in dispute; reports
upon the evidenoe presented by the 800
or more maps whioh have been pub
lished, reports upon the facts of ooou
panoy and settlement as given f by his
torians, and separate reports upon the
same faots as developed by the docu
ments from Dutch and Spanish
archives; critiques upon the arguments
of the British and Venezuelan govern
ments as they appear in the British
bluebook and in the Venezuela brief.
These reports are being prepared for
the most part by the commissioners at
their respective summer homes.
President Brewer spent several days
this week at the offioe of the commis
sion in Washington. He was joined
on Thursday by Mr. HalJett Provost,
the seoretary, and the two spent the
day in consultation. President Brewer
has gone on to his home in Vermont,
and the seoretary will remain in Wash
ington some days. .
Fears a Conflict.
Madrid, Aug. 11. Senor Sagasta,
the well-known liberal leader, in an
interview on the Spanish outlook, said
that he feared, like Senor Canovas, the
premier, a oonflict with the United
States. ' ' 1
ACROSS THE ISTHMUS.
English Syndicate Secures Important
San Franoisoo, Aug. ' 12. Informa
tion has just been reoieved of the great
est interest to San Franoisoo and the
Paoifio ooast, in its relations to the
problems of freight and transportation.
An English syndicate, at the head of
whioh is Sir Wheetman Pearson, M.
P. for Colchester, has just ooncluded a
lease with the Mexican government of
the Tehauntepeo isthmus railway. The
terms of the lease inolude an agreement
on the part of the sydicate to finish
the work already well advanced for the
improvement of the harbor of Coatza
coalooa, at the terminus of ,the road, and
to construct the harbor works at Salina
Cruz, the western terminus, whiob .
were included in the original plans,
but whioh the Mexioan government has
so far been unable to execute. The
road itself will be greatly improved
and put in the condition of a first
class line. A line of ships plying be
tween Salina Cruz and. San Franoisoo,
will be put on, and deliver freight to
the many lines plying on the Gulf of
A determined effort will be made to
seoure the freight and low -priced pas
senger traffio of San Francisco. On
the other side of the isthmus, it is ex
pected to get the bulk of the European
fine freight, suoh as dry goods, whioh '
now oome by steamshipe to New Or- : :
leans and. by .rail to San Francisco.'
That the syndioate means business is
shown by the fact that it intends to ,
spend large amounts in harbor im
provements. On the gulf side, - the
Mexioan government has constructed ' .
jetties similar to those at the mouth of
the Mississippi, by whioh'- entranoe to
the Coatzaooalcoa river is gradually
being deepened so as to admit the larg
est ocean-going vessels. Comparatively
little will be required to complete these
works. The syndicate's contract calls
for the expenditure of $160,000.
On the Paoifio side the port of Salina
Cruz is nothing but an open roadstead.
There was an iron pier extending to
twenty-seven feet of water but the
storm in which the Colima went down
destroyed it, and all freight has to be
lightered, often under unfavorable con
ditions. The oharaoter of the coast and
bay is such that a very fine, commodi
ous harbor can be created artificially,
but the expense will be great. '
The syndicate has undertaken this
expense, and expects to spend $10,000,-
000 to build breakwaters, wharves,
docks and warehouses. This is even
more than the original designs, made
when the railroad was completed,
oalled for. But the understanding is
that the works to be created shall make
this the finest harbor on the Pacific
ooast outside of San Francisco. What
oonoessions the syndioate gets in return
for these expenditures is not known,
but it is not believed that they are un-
favorable to the Mexioan government,
whioh built and owns the road, and
has been operating it since its comple
tion, because President Diaz has stead
fastly refused offers to lease it from
various corporations. 'He was not '
given sufficiently assurances that it
would remain an independent competi-
tive line. ' ; ' ' : " ' '
.. ;S. '- Spaniard. Outgeneraled. .
New York, Aug. 12. On the steamer
Niagara, whioh reaohed this " port to
day, from Santiago de Cuba, were a
sister and son of General Lucret, of the
Cuban army. They were obliged to
leave the island fox their own safety,
and with the greatest difficulty man
aged 1 3 reach the steamer at ' San
Diego, from a small boat. ' They were -Beoreted
in the Btateroom until the
steamer left. General Lucret had in
flicted considerable damage to the
Spanish lines of transportation by the
use of dynamite. Captain-General
Weyler warned Lucret that unless he
ceased that mode of warfare, the gov
ernment wonld retaliate by blowing up
the residence of his family near San
tiago. The family immediately aban
doned their home. ;' J
Other passengers arriving by the
Niagara report that the Spanish troops
suffered crushing defeat in a battle
near Santiago July 28, with insurgent
troops. Generals Gomez and Garcia
immediately gathered troops and suc
ceeded in engaging the Spanish col
umns before they could effect a junc
ture. Hospitals and private houses in
Santiago were reported filled with
wounded Spaniards. f : -
.- Immigrant Business.
Chioago, Aug. 12. The North Ger
man Lloyd and Hamburg-American
Steamship Companies have resolved tc
make Galveston one of their ports, but
in so doing they have agreed with the
Western railroads not to ticket immi
grants for points west of Louisiana and
Texas. The trans-Atlantic steamship
lines have asked the Western roads to
withdraw their immigrant agentB from
Europe, abolish their immigrant
clearing-house at New York, and allow
the steamship oompanies to handle and
divi'. e this traffio in Europe and at
New York. ' The Western roads are
willing to do this, providing the steam-
ship oompanies withdraw - their immi
grant agent from the territory west of
Chioago. : The whole matter will be
considered at a meeting of the railroad
and steamship oompanies next month.
1 About 4,000 women are graduates of
the principal colleges for women.
Probably another 4,000 graduated from ' '.