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The Hood River Glacier.
It's a Cold Day When We Get Left.
HOOD RIVER. OREGON. FRIDAY. NOV. 6, 1896.
V - -
i mn week
From All 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.
' Mayor MoClellana of Koanoke, Va.,
was run down by an electrio oar and
fatally injured. He stepped in front of
the oar when it was less than five feet
The demonstrations . against the
Italian residents oontinne in Sao Paulo,
Brazil. The government of the state
refuses the aid of federal troops; but
promises to punish tbe Jaoobins, who
are the ohief offenders.
1 The North German Gazette of Ber
lin, says the statement is incorreot
that a recent order renders the import
1 of Amerioan canned meat virtually im
possible by providing for examination
' of eaoh tin of the importation.
The controller of the ourrenoy has
deolared dividends in favor of - the
, creditors of insolvent national banks as
. follows: Twenty per cent, Columbia
National bank of Tacoma, Wash; 10
per oent, First National bank of San
! An Italian named Piotro Simoni met
: with a shocking death on the road
near Forestville, Cal. With a friend
he was going down a ste.ep hill in a
light wagon, when the team ran away,
throwing Simoni out. Bis leg caught
in the vehicle and he was dragged
nearly a mile, his bead being literally
pounded to pieoes.
On a trolley oar of the Consolidated
Traction Company, in Newark, N. J.,
filled with Italian laborers, the fuse of
an eleotrio motor blew out, sending a
puff of smoke into the car. In fear the
men rushed for the doors. Lambuster
Angelo jumped, or was pushed off the
car, and his neok broken. Linooln
Guiseppe's head was badly out, and he
may not survive.
' ' A south-bound passenger and express
train on the Missouri, Kansas & Texas
road was held up and looted by train
robbers at a point one mile south of Al
varado, Tex. It is said that the rob
bers seoured little treasure from the
express car. The bandits are supposed
' to be heading for Indian territory, and
all the United States marshals have
been notified to be on the alert.
Annie Vanderwall, aged 7 years,
was instantly killed and Ella Berk
man, aged 9, fatally injured at the
. Joseph street orossing of the Chioago &
Alton railroad in Chicago. The gates
had been lowered for a switoh engine
whioh was - approaching. Thinking
they had plenty of time to oross, the
' two children stepped under the gates
on the first track and were struck by a
freight car whioh had been switched
by the engine.
A courier from Usal, Cal. , a lumber
mill town 20 miles south of Cahto,
brings meager details of the murder of
John Mudgett, a wealthy rancher and
landowner of that place. Mudgett was
unmarried and lived alone on a 100
aore ranoh. He was reputed to have
coin about the house. His dead body
was found half cremated in the ruins of
the partially burned ' house. The body
showed evideno e of violenoe, and
parties are suspected. The sheriff has
been notified to hurry to the scene.
Mndgett was a native of Belfast, Me.,
, 46 years old, and has relatives both
there and in Fortuna, Cal.
A disastrous fire in a Brooklyn sky
scraper caused a loss of $300,000.
An official dispatch from Manilla
says a conspiracy has been discovered
in the Sooloo archipelago, a portion of
the Spanish .colony of the Philippine
Perry Bathalow, United States con
sul at Mayenoe, is being proseouted for
severely injuring an inmate of his
house by striking him on the head
with a revolver.
The price of bread has gone up half
. a penny a loaf, and the inorease is be
ing aotually felt in the poorer districts
of London, whose many families have,
in oonsequenoe, been obliged to reduce
their supplies. "
An explosion of natural gas at Ava
lon, Pa., killed Bessie Osborne, aged
15, seriously injured her brother Dale,
aged 9, and her sister Edith, aged 6.
The house was badly wrecked. The
explosion was caused by a leak in the
Thomas P. Gillespie, superintendent
of the Sterling Mining & Milling Com
pany, at Montgomery, Nev.'r was shot
and killed on the road between the
- Johnny and Chispa mines, by unknown
parties. The shooting was done from
behind some bushes.
Paul Isenberg, the wealthy Ha
waiian sugar-planter,, who with his
family has been spending several
months in Europe, has arrived in San
Francisco. Mr. Isenberg's European
' trip was for the purpose of interesting
,'. foreign capitalists in the gigantio Oahu
plantation scheme, of whioh so much
has been written lately. His mission
was in a measure successful, for he is
now returning to Honolulu with a
guaranty of about $1,600,000 from sev
eral Dutoh millionaires.
Mobilising Franco-Rrussiaa Troops.
A dispatoh from St Petersburg to
ioliel , says there has been an import
in t exohange of views between . the
rrenoh and Russian ministers of war,
y whioh certain modifications have
teen effected in the general plan for
he mobilization and concentration of
franco-Russian troops in time of was
ioliel adds that proof of this statement
Will soon be seen in a number of fron
tier changes, and the first step is said
io have been taken by an inorease in
lie number of Russian dragoons.
Piano Factory Burned.
Fire completely destroyed the piano
laotory of . House & Davis, at Des
plaines, 111. The loss is estimated at
(50,000. Twenty-five new pianos
were destroyed, with 250 in prooess of
lonstruction and a large stock of valu
ible hardwood lumber. A lady living
)ver the factory lost diamonds valued
it $1,000. '
Has Sued tbe Ball Club.
Mrs. Caroline B. Newman, a woman
such interested' in baseball, while wit
leasing a game in Baltimore, was
itruok by a foul fly. She has sued the
Baltimore base ball club for $5,000 for
ujuries she claims to have received.
Phis is probably tbe first suit of the
kind on record.
Asphyxiated by Gas.
John Houston and wife were asphyx
iated by illuminating gas in their
ipartments in Chioago. ' Houston is
lead and his wife's "Condition is criti
saL The accident was dne to careless
ness on the part of Houston who forgot
to properly turn off the gas. '...?'
Met Death In the Cyclone. ; '
The known dead by the disastrous
jyolone in Lincoln and Payne coun
ties, Oklahoma territory, number seven,
with -, three perhaps fatally injured.
Many others reported dead may swell
the list of fatalities. . The scene of
devastation is hard of aooess. The
property damage is heavy; ' -
Hank Gardner Dead. ' .
Hank M. Gardner, a one-armed
man, fell from his bicycle in Buffalo,
N. Y., striking on his head and frac
turing his skull, dying almost instant
ly. Gardner was , on old-time tele
graph operator and well-known to the
(raternity throughout the country.
An Elevator Hope Broke.
The rotten rope of an fjivator oaused
the death of John Rahenberg in St.
Louis. The acoident occurred while
be was alone, and for eleven hours his
body served as food for rats. He fell
i distance of forty feet and must have
been killed instantly.
Oil Stove Exploded.
An oil stove in the residence of Wil
liam Allenbach, in Milwaukee, ex
ploded end scattered the burn ng fluid
over the little family group in the
kitohrn. Alhnbach, his wife and baby
in arms were fatally burned.
Have Renewed Their Fledge.
After several weeks of daily confer
ences, the lumber men interested in tbe
rlomestio trade have arrived at the con
clusion that their various interests can
be best subserved by remaining in the
pool which they have maintained dur
ing the past year under the name of tbe
Central Lumber Company, of Cali
fornia. It required an enormous
amount of conferring to settle the mul
titudinous interests involved, but this
has at length been aooopmlished and
early all of the mills on the books lata
rear have renewed their pledge to stand
by eaoh other. Prices will remain the
tame for the present, at least.
Coal Gas Exploded.
A terrible explosion of gas ooourred
kt the South. Wilkesbarre shaft of the
Lehigh & Wilkesbarre Coal Company.
It is reported that fix men were so
badly burned they will die. The mine
was not in operation and only about
fifteen men, mostly repairers,' were
Inside. So great was tbe force of the
explosion that it shook the surf aoe for
miles around. Smoke coming up tbe
lhaft prevented the resoueTS from going
down. The mine is one of the most
gaseous in the anthracite region. Five
rears ago seven men perished in an
explosion there.' ."..'. '
A Safe Robbed.
A mysterious burglary occurred in
Spokane in the office of the steam laun
dry company, on Main avfnue. The
lafe was opened and between $1,200
ind $1,800 in oasb taken, but the rob
bers, who. had gone to the trouble of
opening the safe and taking the money
in one part, left $87 25 in another al
i though about $40 was taken from the
I tame drawer in which the money was
left The money left was all silver.
The Car Turned Over.
One person was killed, two fatally
injured and others seriously injured in
tn aocident on the Wyoming Valley
traotion line in Wilkesbarre, Pa. The
jar left tbe traok and fell upon its fide,
pinning four passenegrs under the
Cyclone In Oklahoma.
A cyclone struok Mitohell postoffice,
ftventy miles from Guthrie, O. T., and
, iwept away farmhouses for . miles.
Postmaster Mullen and wife are known
to have been killed. Many others are
' reported dead. Rescuing parties with
joffins have been sen; from Guthrie.
A REPUBLICAN VICTORY
William McKinley and Garret Hobart the
Choice of the People. j
THE- GOLDEN METAL IS TRIUMPHANT
The Republican Majority Will Probably
Over One Hundred in the Electoral
in Pennsylvania and New York
, With seven states yet in donbt, it is
known ' that the Republican national
ticket is eleoted by a majority of over
100 in the eleotoral college, and of 1,
000,000 plurality of the popular vote.
New York, . Pennsylvania, Illinois,
Massachusetts and Ohio have rolled up
nnprecedentedly tremendous majori
ties, from 100.000 to 800,000. The
rest is detail, to be settled hy complete
returns. These are slow in coming in
from many states that are doubtful, not
because they are close, but beoause fail
ure to complete the count gives no
basis for positive assertion. Indiana
is a case in point There is no doubt
that it has gone for McKinley, but the
aotual count is unreasonably delayed.
Two - or there others are in the same
ease, like California, Kansas and West
Virginia. Others are doubtful beoause
the vote is olose, like Delaware, Ten
nessee, Nebraska and the Dakotas. It
will take another day to make up an
absolutely trustworthy table of eleotoral
On the most conservative estimate,
McKinley has 250 eleotoral votes, or
25 more than a majority. Probably he
will have 800, or two to Bryan's one.
He has oarried every state eaBt of the
Missouri and north of the Ohio and Po
tomao, besides Kentucky in tbe South
and Oregon in the West certainly, and
perhaps, others in both sections. , Mo
Kinley's total majority on the popular
vote will be more than 1,000,000, the
largest in the history of the oountry.
The following table shows the elec
toral vote of eaoh state. The asterisk
in front of tbe states indioates those
claimed by tbe Republicans. - The re
maining states are either for Bryan or
in' doubt. This gives MoKinley 288
electoral votes. The Bryan foroes olaim
69 positively, while 90 are in doubt:
North Carolina ....
Idaho . 3
Indiana .. 16
Kentucky ....p 13
Necessary for a choice, 224.
, Portland. Oregon is in line for Mo
Kinley with a majority that will be
between 8,500 and 4,500. Of the coun
ties that were considered doubtful Yam
hill is olaimed by the Republicans.
Douglas is in doubt. Benton is for
McKinley. Clackamas also. Jaokson
has gone for Bryan. Linn and Joseph
are also for Bryan.' Marion oounty
has gone for MoKinley, and Multno
mah's majority for MoKinley will
Reach One Million A Majority of
College Three , Hundred Thousand
as Much Oregon for McKinley!
reaoh 5,000. Complete returns front
the city of Portland and from 23 out ofc
28 county precints show over 5,000, but
it is expeoted that this will be reduced
by outside preoincts. ,.' , ,
Washington. . 1
Spokane. Eastern Washington, aoj
cording to latest estimates, will giv
Bryan 7,000 majority, and the state
ticket nearly the same. Rogers, Peo
pie's party candidate for governor, it
not behind the ticket, and the oongres!
sional oandiates, Lewis and Jonei, are
nearly even with Bryan. Spokane
oounty will probably eleot by majorities
ranging from 2,000 to 2,500 every roan
on the state and oounty tioket. Gar
field, Whitman, Douglas, Kittitas and
Asotin counties will give Bryan mar
jorities, but in Kliokitat the race is
In Western Washington the raoe is
close and returns so far are not com-
plete enough for either party to base
an estimate ' MoKinley leads in King
and Pierce counties. , The question is
will Western Washington give a large
enough Republican majority to offset
tbe vote of the eastern part of the state
San Franoisco. MoKinley is ahead
so far as the count has proceeded. The
Republican state central oommittee
olaims the state by 80,000. Six Re
publican congressmen out of seven have
Omaha. Up to midnight the returns
from the state were very meager,' but
the state is olaimed by the Repub
licans. The total vpte polled is muoh
heavier than two years ago. The1 vote
is so olose that complete returns must
be had before it can be decided.
Lexington. Late news from the
state indicates that MoKinley's ma
jority will exoeed 15,000. This state
was the greatest surprise of ; all to tbe
silver foroes. Breckenridge will be
eleoted to congress. :
New Haven. With one town miss
ing, MoKinley 107,586, Bryan 54,498.
Returns warrant the belief that the
state has gone Republioati by at least
Little Rook. Arkansas gives 25,000
majority for Bryan.
: New Jersey. .
Trenton. A proportionate estimate
of the counties so far heard from in
dicate that MoKinley will oarry'the
state by from 45,000 to 50,000.
Philadelphia. McKinley, looording
to latest estimates, will have a plu
rality of 800,000 in Pennsylvania.
New York. Nine hundred and
twenty-four distriots out of 8,864 elec
tion districts outside of tbe oity and
King's oounty give Bryan 49,621, Mo
Kinley 82,544. The state will give
McKinley about 250,000 majority.
Boston. Seventy five preoincts in
Boston give Bryan 11,718, McKinley
St. Louis. One hundred and sixty
nine preoincts in St. Louis give Bryan
19,859, McKinley 22,792. :
Denver. The vote is reported to
be about the same as two years ago,
180,000. There is no question of the
election of Bryan eleotors by over 100,-
000 plurality. Adams, tbe silver can-'
didace for governor will be elected.
, West Virginia. '
Wheeling. MoKinley. has carried
tbe state by about 12,000. Tbe state
tioket and four ' Republican congress
men are eleoted. .
Raleigh. Bryan's majority is va
riously estimated at from J 0,000 to
Madison. MoKinley's plurality in
Wisoonsin is probably above 40,000.
'' Virginia. : ' ' '
Richmond. The Demoorats have
oarried Virginia by about 20,000.
Chioago Cook county,' whioh in
eludes Chioago, will ' give MoKinley
50,000, but the rest of the state is yet
in doubt, and the Demoorats claim it
by 85,000. Altgeld has run ahead of
Bryan, and it is said that if Bryan is
defeated by 20,000 Altgeld will still
have enough votes to elect him.
, ' Wyoming. 1
Cheyenne. Wyoming is in doubt,
but indications point to Bryan's selec
tion. , ' 1 tali.
Salt Lake Indications are that
Bryan has oarried the state by about
10,000. . '
Bf outana. '
Butte. Bryan's majority in tbe
state may reach f5, 000. The entire
state fusion ticket is eleoted.
Nevada. . J .
Carson. Indications are thai Bryan's
pluraHty will reach 2,000. ' ,
St. Paul. One hundred and twelve
preoincts in Minnesota, including St
Paul, give MoKinley 16,915, Bryan
South liako a. -
Sioux Falls. Returns are meager,
but the Republican tioket will have a
majority. . v
Topeka. Sixty-four precincts out of
2,128 preoincts in Kansas give MoKin
ley 8,679, Bryan 8,836.
...... Ohio. ' '. ;
Cincinnati. Hamilton oounty will
give MoKinley 16,000 majority. The
vote outside of Hamilton oounty, how
ever; is olose.
Birmingham. Tbe state vote will
be large and the Democratic tioket will
receive a large plurality, but an esti
mate oannot yet be made.
New Orleans. The indications are
that the Demoorats have made a olean
sweep. Bryan has carried the state by
not less than 80,000 majority.
Jaokson. Mississippi gives Bryan
a majority of 50,000. The vote for
Watson will not exceed 10,000.
Portland. MoKinley's total vote,
4,480; Bryan's, 2,273. Tbe state will
have a Republican majoirty. .
Detroit. Returns from 24 out of 83
counties give 17,270 majority for Mo
Kinley, indicating a Republican ma
jority in the state of upward of 50,000.
Des Moines. Tbe Democratic state
committee concedes Iowa to MoKinley.
Indianapolis. The vote in Indiana
is the largest ever polled. Under the
law no' reports can be sent out until
tbe count is oom plete. Forty preoinots
in Indianapolis give MoKinley 4,284,
Baltimore. Chairman Talbot, of the
Democratic central oommittee, oonoedes
Maryland to the Republicans, but gives
no figures. Republicans , olaim the
state by at least 80,000. "
Fargo. Fargo gives MoKinley 400
majority. Bryan oarries but one ward
in tbe city. . '
Galveston. Tbe Galveston News
oonoedes the election of the Bryan and
Sewall eleotors, also tbe election of
Culberson, silver-Demoorat, for governor.
II IEE11ID IRIP
The Forerunner of a Decided
THE CRISIS IS APPROACHING
Outrageous Treatment of the Competl
; tor Prisoners - Strained Relation!
With Spain Cuban Leaders Jubilant.
New Yorit, Nov. 4. A Herald spe
cial from Jacksonville says:
Cuban leaders here and in Key West
deolare they have reliable information
that the relations of tbe United States
and Spain have reaohed a crisis, and
that developments of great internation
al importance in regard to Cuba may be
expeoted within the next month. Ad-,
vioes from Havana are that tbe de
parture of Consul-General . Lee from
Washington was caused by tbe orisis,
and that his report to President Cleve
land will be suoh as will almost oer
tainly result in action being taken by
tbe United States. It is understood,
the case of tbe Competitor's prisoners
was the immediate oause of the depar- .
ture of General Lee. .
. The Spanish authorities have been
disposed to proceed in a high-handed
way in regard to these prisoners, and
without regard to treaty rights. After
the court at Madrid set aside the sen
tence of death imposed on these prison
ers by the first court-martial, it was
understood they would be given a oivil
trial, instead ol this. However, Cap
tain Laborde, the Amerioan correspond
ent, Melton, and the other Competitor
prisoners were recently summoned be
fore a naval oourt at Havana and re
quired to file written declarations as
preliminary to a new court-martial.
The prisoners, , however, refused to
make any statement save in the pres
ence of General Lee. '
General Lee had not been advised by
Captain-General Weyler that the pris
oners would be retried, but as soon as
the consul learned unofficially what he
was doing, and that the oase had been
oalled for military and not for oivil
consideration, he sent a note to Captain-General
Weyler, protesting against
any retrial not in accordance with
treaty stipulations, and entering ex
ceptions to tbe proceedings as inaugu
rated. . Captain-General Weyler evaded
making any direot response, pleading
lack of authority to treat on diplomatic
matters questioning General Lee's right
to disouss matters whioh it had been
the custom to submit to Madrid for
settlement by tbe Amerioan minister
and the Spanish foreign office. Gen
eral Lee and Seoretary Olney were in
oonstant oable correspondence about
the matter, and the general was finally
ordered to Washington.
. For diplomatio reasons, General Lee
will probably deny it, but it is a faot,
nevertbeless, that he said to a friend
before leaving for the United States:
i "It would not surprise me if I should
return to Havana on a warship."
Cuban leaders here are jubilant, as
they say the result will be either inter
vention by the United States or an
ignominious baokdown on tbe part of
Spain, whioh would destroy what little .
prestige she has left. - -
DOESN'T KNOW HIMSELF.
Strange Case of a Man Who Lost His
New York, Nov. 2. In a letter to a
member of the olergy in the East, Rev.
George H. Davis, rector of St John's
Protestant Episoopal ohurch, in Man
kato, Minn., tells of the strange oase of .
a man who so completely lost all sense
of his own identity as to ' make it
wholly impossible for him to. give his
name, birthplace or other facta oonoern
ing his personal history. Mr. Davis
has written the letter in the hope that
the mystery may be unraveled. His ao
oount is as follows: : -
"'On October 16, a well-dressed, gentlemanly-appearing
mar oalled upon
the undersigned, announoed himself a
ohnrohman, and asked to he introduced
to some physician with whom he
might oonfer as to his mental' condi
tion. He said he had lost all knowl
edge as to his personal identity, of
whioh faot he had become oonsoious
within a few days. The stranger was .
taken to one of the leading physisians,
and, after careful examination,' plaoed .
in the city hospital, where he still re
mains. Nothing about him gives any
clew to bis identity. ' i, '
, "Some of his linen is marked 'J.
H.,' and he registered at a hotel as J. '
Harrison, of St. Paul, but he thinks
that is not his name or home. He is
an Englishman by birth, about 60 years
old, well eduoated, and thinks he has
traveled extensively in this oountry
and abroad. He also thinks he was at
some time a lay reader." ;' '
' Paris Anarchist Seized.
Paris, Nov. 4. A man named Ley
maire, who was out of work, shot and
seriously wounded a policeman, with
a revolver this afternoon in the Rue
des Petit Champs. Another policeman
was shot in tbe shoulder. When Ley
mire was finally overpowered, he de
clared himself to be an anarchist. The
police have seized a lot of anarchist
doouments and literature at his lodg
ings. It has been ascertained that
Leymaire is a native of Correze. The
man gives evidence of being; a orank, i
. " ' ..A