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It's a Cold Day When We Get Left.
HOOD RIVER. OREGON, FRIDAY. OCT. 16. 18.
THE NEWS OF THE WEEK
Fr,om All Parts of the" New
World and the Old.
OF INTEREST. TO OUR READERS
Ooniprehenslve Review of the Import
ant Happenings of the Fast Week
Gulled From the Telegraph Columns.
Three men wore instantly killed in
Wiikesbarre, Pa., by a fall of rock.
Tbe 1 Republican headquarters at
Chehalis, Wash. , were broken1' into bv
lomo miscreants and a quantity of -literature,
private letters, aooounts and
postage stamps taken,
Bertie Tripp, whose right name is
lupposed to be Helen Forest, a mem
ber of the Salvation Army, oommitred
luicide by taking poison in Butte,
Mont. No cause for the act is known.
Lewis Edwards and his wife drank
beer at the house of their friend, Mabel
Andrews, 403 Minna street, San Fran
31800, retired to a room in a drunken
condition, agreed to die together as an
Bud to their misery, turned on the gas
nd went to bed. The door was
, forced the following day and Edwards
tound dead and his wife unsoonsoious.
. The Italian government has address-
i id a peremptory note to the porte in
referenoe to a young : Italian subjeot
who was murdered in the reoent inas ;.
laores. The note says that the young
man was beaten on the bead and felled
to the ground by a man in Turkish uni
form' until he was killed. The nqte
demands the punishment of the guilty
persons and the payment of indemnity.
. for the murder of an Italian subject.
An unsuccessful attempt at wholesale
poisoning by paris green has been dis
oovered in Almond, Wis. While pre
pairng a can of milk for shipment,
John Bibby, a wealthy milk-shipper,
notioed a peculiar color, and, on in
vestigation found a large quantity of
paris green at the bottom of the oan.
John Burns, another farmer, found a
score of piles of paris green and salt
scattered in his pastnre land, and
- Thomas Brown lost five of the most
valuable cows of his , herd from the
same poison, deposited by unknown
parties on his grazing range. No olew
'' as yet to the perpetrators of the out
rage bas been found.
Boston has refused to accept the
bronze Baocbante by Macmonnies, foi
the new public library. The statue is
too suggestive of immorality and thirst
for the Puritan town. At a meeting
of the art committee it was deoided to
reject it. The curator of the museum
sent the following note to the trustees
of the library: "-Voted, That the
seoretary be instructed to inform the
trustees of the publio libary that, while
reoognizing the remarkable technioal
x merits of Mr. Maomonnies' statue of
.-.' Bacohante as a work of art, this com
mittee does not regard it as suited to
the publio library building."
Returns from the Florida election
give Bloxhani, Democratic candidate
for governor, a plurality of 25,000.. A
.' constitutional amendment abolishing
October elections was ratified.
The tetlegraphers' strike on the Can
, adian Paoitio bas been deolared off. ; A
settlement was arrived at through a
. board of conciliation. The company
Agrees that all men will be taken baok
exoept those guilty of destroyingprop
erty. It also agrees to reoognize the
Order of Railway Telegraphers and its
In a fog at Argentine, Kan., five
' east-bound Santa Fe trains were mixed
up in a re ir-end collision just outside
the railway yards, the trains following
each other olosely. Several oars and
' two of the engines were wrecked, but
miraculously enough no one was killed.
Four persons were slightly injured.
A dispatch from Lowell observatory,
Flagstaff, Ariz., announoes that the
astronomers of the , observatory have
discovered that the plaqets Mercury
, and Venus each turns onoe on its axis
during one revolution of the sun, mak
ing tbe day just equal to the year on
these planets. They find further that
Venus is not oloud oovered, as has been
reported, but bas about it a thick at
mosphere, while Meroury has none.
It has been semi-officially announced
in Constantinople that the Turkish gov
ernment, after weighing the matter
and consulting certain advisors, came
to a decision not to admit the United
States warship Banoroft through the
' Dardanelles, and therefore she will not
be able to aot as the guardship of the
United States legation in these waters.
Tbe porte, it is said, also decided not
to admit the guardBhips of Greeoe and
The British ship Kilburn, which has
vjust arrived in San Franoisoo, reports
; the loss of two of her crew on the voy
age from Newcastle. She was duly
nine days out when she ran into a
storm.- The two men were sent, aloft
to stow away the topsail, and while
they were so engaged a violent lurch
caused John Anderson, a Swede, to
loose his hold, and falling he struck
against' John Harvey, an American,
knocking him off the yardarm and to
gether they fell. Anderson was thrown
into the sea and drowned and Harvey
struok on the deck, but died in a few
Thousands Are Homeless.
Three-fourths of the city of Guaya
quil, Ecuador, has been reduced to
ashes by a fire which raged for twenty
four hours, sweeping everything in its
path. Some estimate the finanoial loss
at upwards of $50,000,000. Many
lives were lost in the fire, and 85,000
people are homeless. . Two thousand
houses, including every bank in the
city, of , which there " are five, were
burned. It is impossible from the
present food supply there to feed all
the victims, and the suffering will un
doubtedly be great. .
Chicago Day Celebrated..
Chioago day, the anniversary of the
great fire twenty-five years ago, was
celebrated in that city chiefly as a po
litical holiday. Republicans and
Democrats celebrated separatey, eaoh
party having its own big street parade,
as well as monster gathering indoors.
Praotioally every factory and store in
the city was closed, also the board of
trade and banks. From ealry morn
ing the streets were jammed with
cheering thousands, struggling to gain
some point of vantage.
An Overzealous Parson.
The Rev. Lang, an evangelist, who
had been holding a revival at Seward,
O. T. , during one of his sermons de
clared "that all women who dance are
immoral." A storm broke at onse,
and Lang was chased to the Santa Fe
station by fifty enraged ohuroh mem
bers. At the station he was beaten al
most to a jelly by two farmers and a
number of women. Subsequently he
was rescued from a coat of tar and
feathers by a train crew.
Crime of a Madman.
Albert Bray, aged 89, of Nobles ville,
Ind , a farmer and a very religious
man, out the throats of his wife, 9-year-old
son, Carl, 2-year-old daughter,
Edna, and himself. The wife and chil
dren died without a struggleBray,
with a gaping wound in his throat
lived for some hours without regaining
consciousness. Bray orushed the skulls
of his victims with an ax after, be had
out their throats. -
She Fought a Burglar.
, Miss Ella Emerson,.16 years old, of
Fruitvale, Cal., battled with a burglar
who tried to chloroform, gag and bind
her, and after a desperate struggle, she
succeeded in making her escape by
leaping through an open window and
dropping to the ground, a distance of
Da Msnrierli De.d.
George Du Maurier, artist, novelist,
and author of "Trilby," died in Lon
don. His end was painless. He
passed away surrounded by his friends.
For days he bas been hovering between
life and death, at instervals conversing
with friends regarding his work. Upon
one oooasion a friend at the dying
man's bedside referred to tbe success of
"Trilby" as a book and a play, where
upon Dn Maurier replied: "Yes, it
has been successful, but popularity has
killed me at last." The-immediate
cause of his death is given as heart
For the Oood of the Cow. '
Instructor Winterhalter, of the agri
cultural oollege. at the university of
California, is making a comprehensive
dairy report which will oover praotio
ally the entire state The work is be
ing done under the supervision of Pro
fessor E. W. Hilgard, who is advocat
ing the us3 of the Baboook tester to dis
cover disease in cows. Professor Hil
gard says the report will show the
value of such tests and suggest methods
of recompensing the dairymen for the
loss of oattle.
Freight Thieves Captured.
. Seorct service agents of the Chioago
& Northwestern railway have arrested
in Chioago the members and stopped
the operations of the most skillful as
well as successful gang of freight-oar
pilferers with whom the railroad de
teotives of that city have had to deal
with in many years. It is known thus
far that five railroads have suffered
through the operations of the gang,
and it is believed not less tban $10,000
worth of property bas been stolen with
in the last six months. ; '
An Election Lynching. -
The state election oaused' a murder
and lynching at Mount Junction, Ga.
Gus Williams, Populist (negro), struck
a . ticket out of a Democratic, negro
voter's hand. The Democratic negro
struck Williams for his insolence, and
Williams fired at bis assailant, but
missed his aim and shot and instantly
killed Engineer Middleton, of the Cen
tral railway, who was an onlooker.
Bystanders took Williams and lynched
him and riddled bis body with bullets.
Wheat is Advancing.
Manitoba wheat is advancing daily.
At some points where competition is
unusually keen as high as 67 cents bas
been paid to the farmer, while 60 cents
is now the general price for No. 1 hard
throughout the province.
Ten Were Drowned.
In a collision between the steamers
Alexander ai.d EmdSn, on the Ham
burg, near Hull, the former sank,
drowning ten of the orew.
A Lightship Fouuders. .
It is reported in Queens town that the
Daunt's rock lightship, having on
board a orew of eight men, has foun
derad. v -
Devastation Wrought by the
West India Hurricane.
IN NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY
Immense Damage Done at Coney islf
and. A. bury Park and Other Ocean
Kesorts Beach Covered by Wreckage
New ork, Oct. 14. A veritable
hurricane has swept over this section
today, the wind blowing with terriflo
foroe, reaching 4at Sandy, Hook a velo
city of seventy-five miles an hour last
night. The tides rose to a height many
feet .greater than bas been seen for
years, and the' waves all along the
Atlantio ooast swept in with a force
that oarried everything before them,
and did many hundreds of thousands
of dollars damage. Sandy Hook and
points along the Jersey ooast felt the
fury of the storm most of all. But
Coney Island experienced, so far as has
been learned, the most direful results.
The beaohes were swept clean, pa vil
lions were overtunred and carried sea
ward, with bathing houses and board
walks, and everything not far inland
on the famous island was torn up and
piled high beyond the coast line, or
carried out to sea. . '
' At Brighton Beach, the stone walks
in front of the big hotel were under
water, and toward the end of the after
noon, the famous Seidl concert hall
was - inundated and partially carried
away. The well-kept lawns in front
of the Oriental hotel and Manhattan
Beach hotel were laid waste, and the
lower portions of the hotels flooded.
Innumerable 'small - buildings were
simply picked up bodily and carried
away by wind or wave.
; At Far Rockaway, the fury of the
gale was indescribable. Those houses
whioh were built on piles on the sand
were washed away, and those higher
up, whioh for years have been out of
reaoh of the highest tides, were today
Along the Jesrey coast, most of the
damage done was to piers and to break
waters. Preparations had been made,
as forewarnings of the storm had been
given some days before. As yet, very
little damage to shipping has been re
ported, for on acoount of the warn
ings, many craft delayed sailing and
others that had cleared here returned
for safe anchorage. : . .
The Coney Island beach was swept
by the highest tide in the history of
the famous resort. A large number of
temporary structures along the water
front were destroyed. The boulevard
was flooded as far as Neptune avenue.
The Shelton houses, at the intersection
of Concourse and Boulevard, were
washed away. The waves, running
high, battered the plaza in front of the
Brighton beach hotel. ' The Ocean ho
tel, west of the Brighton beaoh hotel,
was surrounded by water and the
foundations raoked. Numerous bath
ing pavillions and aumsement bouses
were either wrecked or damaged,
among the latter being the clubhouse
of the Seaside Athletio Club. The old
iron pier, whioh was believed to be in
vinoible, was buffeted by the storm
and over twenty windows out in two.
Manhattan beaoh shared in the dis
aster with other sections of the island.
Much of the ornaments in front of the
Manhattan beach hotel were swept
away, and a magnificent lawn in front
of the swell Oriental hotel was made a
Hog island, during the afternoon,
added another big section to the portion
which bad previously gone to sta, and
another such storm would wipe it and
several other adjoining districts out of
At Sandy Hook, where even the
breath of a breeze can be twisted into
a gale, last night's storm was a howl
ing hurricane. The waves broke high
er than ever before, and at one time
the old tower which incoming and out
going ships signal shook and tottered
as though it would be blown over.
All day long the wind blew a gale of
fifty miles at Asbury Park. High tide
at noon seemed to be at tbe maximum.
Hundreds of people lined the shores
watohing the destruction that came
with every wave. . Everything within
reach of tbe waves was used as a bat
tering ram to break down the struc
tures on the beach. The great board
walk was pounded to pieces in many
places. From Deal lake to the bound
ary line, it is a complete wreck. The
marble monument ' which marks the
spot where the New Era went down in
the early days of Asbury Park was un
dermined by the waves and toppled
into the sea. Wreokage is strewn over
the beaoh as far as the eye 'can reaoh.
Hog Cholera in Ohio Valley.
Cincinnati, Oct. 14. The reports
from the farmers in Ohio and Indiana
are alarming over the losses from bog
oholera. The corn crop is very large,
but the bogs are dying fasti The hog
oholera has prevailed for some weeks
and during the last week the losses
have not only inoreased in the infected
districts, but the disease is beooming
genearl throughout the Ohio valley.
The game of checkers has been play
ed In Egypt sinoe about 3000 B. O.
WEEKLY MARKET LETTER.
Downing, Hopkins & Co.'s Review or
Forland, Or., Oct., 14. There has
been a deoided change in speculation
from extreme dullness to unsual ac
tivity within the - past month. The
change has been so sudden that tbe
trade is becoming accustomed to it,
and all the indications point to active
markets for tbe rest of ) the fall, and
well into the winter. There is a more
confident feeling among operators in
general, and the improved business
situation also has a good effect. There
is no doubt that the turning point has
come, and that we have seen our low
est prices this year, and probably for
some years. The advance in prices has
given the bulls good profits and scared
the bears so that tbey are not inclined
to make much of a fight against higher
prioes, as the bull fever is on and will
have to run its course. There will not
be an easy time for the short sellers,
and for the present they will have to
be satisfied with small profits. There
will also be plenty of setbacks for the
bulls, but all indications point to a
higher range of prices. Of late there
has been advanoes followed by sharp
breaks, but the prices have not reached
to the previous low point. This is the
way the bull leaders expect the markets
to work all the way up.
For years it has been the custom of
the trade to take no stock in bull move
ments unless based upon heavy country
buying. The fact that tbe countrymen
have not come in of late bas deterred
many from taking the bull side with a
vim. There has been a moderate in
crease in outside speculation, but the
bulk pf the new business has oome from
a different source the foreigners.
They have to a great extent taken tbe
place of the oountrymen. They are
large traders and the majority have
made money. Their trade oomes to a
few houses and is not as apparent as
the country business, and hence is very
deoeptive, there being a great deal of
it at times that takes all offerings in a
quiet way, and the pit traders wonder
where the stuff goes to, as it does not
oome on the market again for some
time.. When they get to making money
they stay at it, and thus far have been
able to catch the turns to better ad
vantage than the majority of the home
operators. This will tend to keep
them in the market right along.
Exports of wheat continue large, be
ing 4,050,792 bushels last week, against
about 8,000,000 bushels a month ago.
and 2,224,000 bushels for the corre
sponding week a year ago. We would
oall the attention of those who bleieve
the present price of wheat too high, and
who think the advance has been too
rapid to be maintained, to the increase
in exports last week over those of a
month ago when the price was 13o
cheaper. We also quote as a reason
for this heavv increase the estimates of
the Hungarian minister of agriculture
on the defioits of wheat in the several
different exporting countries, which we
think has an important bearing on the
price question. He estimates the de
ficit of wheat in America, compared
with 1895, at 50,000,000 bushels,,
whioh is less than any of the American
authorities estimate it. He estimates
the Russian deficit at 75,000,000 bush
els; the Argentine at 12,000,000 bush
els. This makes a total deficit in these
three exporting countir.es of 187,000,
000 bushels. Besides tbe shortage in
these three aountries there is a short
age in India of about 50,000,000 bush
els, and a considerable shortage in Aus
tralia. , .--'' i
TIME CARD REDUCED.
Fastest Long-Digtanoe Train on the
Denver, Oct. 14. By the first of
next month, tbe time to Califonria
points from Denver will be reduced
from seventy-two hours by new equip
ment to be introduced by the Santa Fe.
On the two roads running south and to
the mining camps westward, material
changes in the schedule of trains will
consequently be made. The Santa Fe
will place its extra equipment in limit
ed form in connection with changes to
be made by the Colorado Midland to
Leadville and points in the mountains.
The equipment is new and fresh from
the Pullman shops and is enthusi
astically characterized as the finest
limited in the world. .Average run
ning time of sixty miles per hour will
be made by the limited, and the claim
is made by the company that it will be
the fastest long distance train on tbe
' LOSS BY FIRE.
Part of the Town of Great Barrlngton
Great Barrington, Mass.i Oct. 14.
This town was visited tonight by the
greatest conflagration in its history. It
destroyed the . major portion of the
business section. The fire started in
the Kennedy hotel, and spread rapidly
to adjoining buildings. . Tbe fire de
partment responded promptly, but the
fire had gained such headway and the
heat was so intense that they were
driven from the street, and could only
fight the flames from the rear. Aid
from Housantonio, Stockbridge and Lee
reached the city before midnight, and
the fire is now under control. A. gale
blew all night. The loss will be heavy.
Houses for gaming purposes were
regularly licensed in London in 1620.
Hungarian Woman Tortured
On Farm Near Spokane.
ONE MASS OF CUTS AND BRUISES
Accused of Stealing Several Hundred
Dollars From Her Employer and
Then Beaten to Make Her Confess.
Spokane, Wash., Oct. 13. Marie
Vovaid, a Hungarian woman, unable
to speak English, tells a story of bru
tality which is unparalleled in the
city's history. She came to Spokane
several months ago, and was induced to
go to the farm of one Lombardi, living
ten miles from town, to cook. When
she reached the place, Lombardi com
pelled the woman to be his mistress,
she says, and also the mistress of
others about the place. Lombardi's
barn was burned a few nights after the
woman arrived, and he claims several
hundred dollars in bills and silver were
stolen. The woman was acoused of
theft by another man, whose name can
not be learned. To force the woman
to tell the whereabouts of the money,
Lombardi used a penknife to jab her
in the face, and, according to the
woman's story, he jumped on her
stomach and brutally kicked her.
An unknown employe waked her in
the middle of the night and forced her
co go to the place several miles dis
tant, and tried to make her tell where
the money was supposed to be hidden.
The woman had not stolen the money
and says the last assailant abused her
even more shamefully than the first.
She is in such a condition that she can
not be moved from the house. Her
head is one mass of cuts, and her
body, from neck down, is black and
blue. ; Her neck shows the marks of
fingers, where one of her brutal as
sailants clutched her by the throat.
The authorities so far have not moved
in the matter. The woman was visited
today by a reporter, who took her story,
and the women of Spokane will prob
ably take care of the case.
A MYSTERIOUS SHOOTING.
A Oarman . Couut Killed,' 'Apparently
' - by Accident. . :
San Francisco, Oct. 13. A dispatoh
from Monterey says that Count Balles
trem, an artist, was shot and killed
last night by a man named Abiger,
who lived with him. Abiger has been
arrested. He says the shooting was
accidental. It is said that both men
are well known in Berlin. , :
Abiger is of good German family.
He says he was preparing to go hunt
ing just at dusk, and had a playful
struggle with bis friend for the gun.
The weapon was discharged, and a
load of birdshot entered Von Balles
trem's. breast, killing him instantly. '
The dead man's full name was
Count - Wolfang von Ballestrem, and
he came of a prominent German fam
ily. -He served in the German army,
and came to the Pacifio coast about ten
years ago. He spent his money lavish
ly, and it was soon gone. For a time
he led a precarious existence, working
as a housepainter and bootblack, and
finally enlisting in the United States
army, where he served as a private.
Lately he said he had become recon
ciled with his family, and that he was
reoeiving money from Germany. He
went to Monterey a few months ago
and lived with his friend Abiger. .
v The latter's sfcory of the shooting is
believed by the police, but there are a
few discrepancies in it. He says the
shooting occurred at sundown, while
neighbors say they heard the shot after
8 o'clock. ' Von' Ballestrem's clothes
were not powder burned, as they would
have been had the shot been fired at
HELD UP CONDUCTORS.
The Plan of Three Highwaymen in
Council Bluffs, la.,'. Oat. 13. The
police have been assisting tbe officer a
of the motor company in an effort to
disoover three fellows, who have been
holding up motor conductors with
painful regularity, and getting all the
money they carried with ' them,
Many robberies of this kind have oo-.
ourred within a few days. But the
motor people and the police offloers
have kept the matter quiet until yes
terday. The plan pursued by the
highwaymen is for two of them to
board a oar together and take positions
on the rear platform. , When the car
reaohes the point where they want td
tap the conduotor, one of them reaches
up and pulls the trolley from the wire.
This shuts off the current, the lights
go out' and the car stops. When the
conductor goes to the rear platform
and is bending over the railroad trying
to adjust the trolley, the highwaymen
seieze him, grab his, money from the
side pooket of his coat and jump from
the train. ; - ' "
A Plot oi. Turkish Students.,
, London, Oot. 13 An Athens dis
patch says the governor of My telene
has discovered a plot of Turkish stu
dents to bring about a general massacre
of Christians and that four of the ring
leaders have been arrested.
Oil in Oklahoma.
Perry, O. T., Oot. 14. Great exoite
ment exists in the eastern part of this
county and in Payne and Pawnee ooun
ties in the Osage Indian nation, over
the discovery of oil in great quantities.
It bas leaked out that the Standard Oil
Company has. secured leases on thou
sands of acres and twenty other com
panies have purchased leases consisting
of many thousands of aores. At Cleve
land, a wonderfully rich flow of oil
was found by a farmer, who was bor
ing a well. :
A Settlement In ght.
London, Oct. 14. It is learned that
a conference yesterday between the
Marquis of Salisbury, Secretary of
State for the Colonies Hon. . Joseph
Chamberlin and British Ambassador to
Washington Sir Julian Funoefotewas
most satisfactory. It is believed in
highest quarters that at least the gen
eral principle of arbitration and set
tlement of the , Venezuelan question
will be deoided upon with the United
States before the end of the month.
For Stealing Turkeys. "
.Nashville, Oct. 14. At Columbia,
Tenn., Mary Moore, a white woman,
worth $50,000, and the owner of 600
acres of fine land, was oonvicted of
stealing six turkeys from a neighbor
and sentenced to one year in tLe peni
tentiary. An appeal was taken to the
supreme court. This is tbe finale of a
most remarkable career, unrivaled in
the history of the oriminal courts of
the state. . .
. . Left the Track and Upset. ,
Chicago, Oct. 14. An eleotrio cai
on the Madison street eleotrio line
while going at a high' rate of speed,
jumped the track near Fifty-second
Street yesterday, crashed into a tree and
then rolled over on its side in a ditch.
Of the passengers on the oar eight were
WHOLESALE JAIL BREAK.
Four Dangerous Criminals Escape From
Vanoouver, B. C, Oot 13. A
wholesale jail delivery this afternoon,
whereby four leaders of a gang of safd,
breakers, who have been operating
here for the past month or two, es- .
caped. The escape was made about 5
o'clock, during the few hours the pris
oners are allowed recreation In the
yard, and it was not till half an hour
later when Jailer Noth went to look up
before supper, that the escape was dis
covered. The men's names are;. Ab
bott Smith, King alias Clark, MoGar-,
ragh and Kelly. ".'J-'.
Smith has already escaped onoe, and
King had nearly got ' away, but fell '
inside of the' jail fenoe instead of but.
Smith and King had iron on, , and
Smith was also locked in his oell, but
the iron was filed off and the look of
the cell wrenched. . The escape was
.effected by cutting out a board in a
cell to a hole in the yard. A confed
erate, who had been released a few
days ago, evidently furnished a saw to
the prisoners While the cell look
and irons were being wrenohed, one of
tbe men spoke to the jailer about some
medicine, and thus kept bis attention.
The men had a good start, and being
desperate oharaoters, and having some
revolvers whioh were stolen recently
and bidden away, they will doubtless
make a hard resistance if followed. A
description of the men has been sent all
over the oountry, and the offloers are
soouring the outskirts of the oity, but
it is thought there is slight chanoe of :
capturing them. - ''-
' Spanish Version of a Battle. - ',
Havana, Oct. 13. A meager report
bas been received of another important
engagement between the Spanish forces
under General Echague and Antonio
Maceo, in whioh it is claimed the in
surgents sustained heavy losses, and
the losses of the Spaniards were ad
The battle ocourred October 8.
General Eohague reports that be found
insurgents very strongly intrenched un- .
der Maoeo himself on the heights of
Gualitos, in Pinar del Rio. . These
heights .were bombarded r for three
hours with all the. means at tbe oom .
mand of the Spanish commander. , At
the end of that time he took the
heights by assault, and put many in- ,
surgents to death with bayonets, caus
ing them a heavy loss. ; It is supposed
they suffered a still further loss by a
heavy cannonade whioh was direoted
at their retreat.
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For Weyler's Removal. ""'
Havana, Oot. 7 18. The conservative :
Spaniards who are against. General
Weyler are asking for his removal xm
the ground that his continuing in
office means the sure loss of the island.
A large part of the Cuban element will
be willing to accept ' home rule if an
other captain general be ; appointed.
There is a positive assurance from
friends here to the effect that General
Martinez Campos is willing and anx
ious to return to Cuba, but that he will
not come until he brings the home-rule
concessions with him. ' An understand
ing has existed between the reformists
here and the government whereby
President of the Cabinet Canovas will
send Martinez Campos and the home
rule concessions if there is a surrender
of some of the insurgent forces in the
field, sufficient to allow the govern
ment to state to the publio that the
revolution is weakening', - and that in
itself means the final end of the Cuban