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It's a Cold Day When We Get Left.
HOOD RIVJSR. OREGON. FRIDAY. NOV. 27, 1896.
From All Parts of the New
World and the Old.
OF INTEREST TO OUR READERS
OomprehennlY Re-rle of the Import
nt Happening: of the Pas Wee
Called From the Telegraph Column..
Hon.' Lafayette Lane, an ex-oon.
gresBman of Oregon, died at his resid
ence at Roseburg, Or., November 23.
' Baker oountv's assessment roll has
been filed, and shows the total value of
property in the county to be $2,274,284;
total value of taxable property, $2,-168,879.-
Washington county's assess
ment shows the total' value of property
to be $4,827,485; total taxable prop
erty. 24.461. 645. .'."'.'' ' :
Hon. T. T. Geer, of Marlon county,
is spoken of as the most likely candi
date for the honor of oarrying the elec
toral vote of Oregon to "Washington
and represent the-Webfoot statein the
electoral collece. The sage of Waldc
hills polled the largest vote of all the
Oregon electors, and has always been
unusually populat with his party.
The numerous hold-ups whioh have
ooourred in Taooma and Seattle during
the past two weeks have caused many
o.tizens to take the preoaution of de
positing their money and valuables in
some safe place Jbefore venturing into
the streets after night. In none of the
hold-ups which have ooourred have the
robbeis seoured more than a few dol
lars for their pains. '' :
Mrs. Mary , B. Stevens, of Yale,
while aoting as obaplain of the Daugh
ters of Rebekah, at their annual session
in Springfield, 111., and as she was just
beginning a prayer dropped to the floor
and died of heart disease. ,
A late rider in the Amerioan soldiers
of Buffalo Bill's Wild West show, was
most brutally murdered by a comrade
in Omaha, Neb. The motive was evi
dently robbery, and the murderer has
fled from the city, after a most remark
able exhibition of coolness after his
crime. , ' '' ""'. '
Edward W. Currychairman of the
Democratic state committee, died in
j-en auvauwo, m. i '
tte result of an initiation into the
Elks' lodge a few weeks ago. He was
seated in the eleotrio ohair and was
horrilby burned b fore those operating
it realized what they were doing.
Mrs. Foley, a widow, aged 60, and
her unmarried daughter, Fanny, aged
40, were found murdered in their home
near Liberty, Mo. It was a cold-blood
n. M 1- la AT n 1 11(111 THllHUlllLm.
ed murder for the sole purpose or roD
. l :i rrA -.filtVia.. ni rrihhf r. tirRG dlB
"A'i.A -u ti,r. rar.nkfirt tbe
house. Fifty dollars, all that was
nnmd. was taken from tne toot oi
bed on which the women had slept
A correspondent of the London Pail,'ud suffering because of the failure of
Mail at St. Petersburg says he is abne wheat orop in that country. Peo
to confirm the report that consternation ftre on tne point ot starvation;
existed while the czar was on his viarenta are gelling, their children for
in Egland over the discovery of a plfcread, while some are leaving them to
against his life. The Belgian poliperiahfron, want ..
seized a parcel of bombs, which were , j yj,
rnntn for Paris' iust before the czar i , .1 Must Stand Trial. ....
leaviig England. On the same nij
the Paris polioe arrested forty suspej
In the absenoe of absolute prooi
matter was dropped. .. f
The Philadelphia & Reading B
roadf Company was reorganized
Philadelphia, The railroad was J
tinder foreclosure on September)
Under the plan of reorganization ?
will be three oompanios the Phir
phia & Reading Railway Com',
the Philahelphia & Reading Cod
Iron Company, and the Reading"
pany. The latter is known as tP'
tional Company, out an appnoau"
been filed in the court to have t"6
. nr W. G. Ferrl. Deal
- Pittsburg, Nov. 25. GeorgfQ
Ferris, who oonceived and btne
world-famous Ferris wheel, fa
Mercy hospital in this city 11
o'olock this morning, of typhqyer
His illness was brief, and itPnly
' Friday that he was taken toa
pital. Attending physicians hiB
' system,. was greatly run dowip
. Chlne.e Returning; Ho
' Taooma," Nov. 25. Tbi
Walla'Walla today arrived11 San
Francisco with over 100 Ce Pas'
sengeis, who will sail on tyPla
" for the Orient, leaving Tht- bev
eral dozen Celestials have fl
the east to take passage o1- he
exodus of Chinese to theif 8 land
is greater this fall than ui : ,
A Ca.hler Speoulj
Lebanon, Pa., Nov,,! The
amount of the defalcati Cashier
John H. Hotter, of the .N'n
al bank, will reach
Sunday, Hoffer sent ouf general
Qobin; director of the n.a.d.e
olean breast of the i il
rectors are able to maW lo".
and say the depositors nier.
Hotter was a heavy spor in real.
: state.'"' ' I
One oannot know wnlan reallT
Is by the end of a or
Officer, . Bandit..
Deputy United States Marshal Mo-
Glinchy has had a fight with Black
Jaok's bandits, at Separ, N. M., kill
ing the notorious':. Bob Hays, and
wounding George , Musgrove, alias
Davis, who osoaptd. ' None of the posBe
was injured. Black Jaok, Frank An
derson, Bill Geirge and .. another es-
oaped, and the posse is in pursuit.
The fight oooursd near the Southern
Paoiflo road. Tais is the most desper
ate gang that his ever infested Arizona.
, Gun for Tjicle Sam's Soldier.
: It is reportedthat partial orders have
been placed b the United States gov
ernment witnthe Winohester Arms
Company, of Tew Haven, Conn., for
100,000 guns J tne Lee pattern. Tne
information I given by a oommeroial
agent who rjide a business oall upon
the oompanyj He was told by the offi
cers that thejovernment was contract
ing for theifles on aooount of a pos
sible war wh Spain.
WM Wr Cronwd.
C. C. Udl, a street car oonduotor,
of Los Anes, Cal., while telephoning
to the cejral station was 1 knocked
down andostantly killed by an eleo
trio shijol The telephone, wires and
trolley wts of the street railway had
become osed.' ' '.' :- " '
Struck by a Train.
Al Pofck, a young lawyer, and the
Misses flu and Lizzie1 Lind, daugh
ters of tl proprietor of the Lind hotel,
were insntly killed by a railway train
while sampling to cross the track in
a buggyt Concord, Ky.
Murder at Salt Lake.
The dy of Edurado Delveoohio was
found the suburbs of Salt Lake with
two btfts holes in the tide. No mo
tive isnown for the murder.
Burn Midnight Oil.
Prdent Cleveland is burning mid.
nighil ln the preparation of his nn
naal'essage to congress. Tho mes
sage being written in sections and
wills put together in conseoutive
fornjuet before it goes to oongress.
Air Mr. Cleveland's messages have
beedistinguished by neatness and
olei penmanship, and the forthcom
injill be no exception. He is writ
inery word of it by hand.
' Peaoe In Armenia. ''- ,
Constantinople dispatch says Mon
gpre Mahai Ormanian's eleotion as
tpew Armenian patriaroh is an ex
ont sign of peaoe in the future. An
erial iarde will be issued,: approv
(the eleotion, and the next day the
March will enter upon his funotions.
hag already decided that religious
moils shall take immediate steps to
mine the rules of organio law,
ioh will doubtless be modified.
Selling: Their Children for Bread.
Rev. R. P. Maokay, of Toronto, Can.
seJ. foreign secretary of the PreBby-
church, has received a letter
fom one of the missionaries in India
ihinh tnlln nf a tAi-nrilA fain nf riiutrpfl.
Mrs. Susie Martin, of San Franoisoo.
deolared innooent of murdering her
husband, must stand trial for insanity.
Her counsel claims the proceedings are
irregular, but Judge Wallace refused
to release ber, ansd the case was con
tinued two days, when the jury will
pass upon her mental oondition.
. f LI Bang- Chang: Dingusted.
' A Singapore dispatoh says it is
rumored that Li Hung Chang will re
turn to private life, being disgusted
with the treatment be received on his
return from his journey around the
world. This dispatch also states that
the new Japanese-Chinese, treaty gives
no concessions to foreigners.
Another Bank Falls.
The First National bank of Sidnx
City, la., has closed its doors. ' The
failure is due to heavy withdrawals.
The bank is one of the oldest institu
tions in the city, and was considered
one of the soundest . The amount of
liabilities has not yet ' been mad
An offloial dispatoh from Manilla
sent to Madrid says the insurgents
have been defeated in an engagmeent
with the Spanish troops fought near
Santa Cms. The enemy lost 500 men
killed, the government loss being slight.
, The Shortage In Cereal.. '
Aooording to the offloial report the
yield of prinoipal oereals in fifty gov
ernments of European Russia and the
Cauoasus in 1896 is 16,250,000 quart
ers below the average of the last thir
teen years. ... ' ... ,
A Colliery Horror.
A firedamp explosion ooourred in a
oolliery near Berlin, Germany. ' Twen
ty, five bodies have been recovered.
Forty or fifty men are known to be still
entombed.. - , : ,
;.. , ' Fatal Boiler Bxplo.lon.
' The boiler of Reno Bros. ' sawmill,
twenty miles northeast of Sedalia, Mo ,
exploded, demolishing the mill, kill
ing John Reno and severely scalding
Slavs and Hungarians Fight
at Cleveland, 0.
TWENTY MEN ARE INJURED
Fun Beg-an Between Two Men Who.e
Be.pectlve Coterie of Friend. Soon
Joined In the Melee One Will Die.
Cleveland, O. Nov. 25. Almost
the entire population ot Frankjin ave
nue bill oomposed largely of Slavs and
Hungarians, with the . exoeption of the
women and babies, engaged in a fight
last night - It was the bloodiest battle
of the year around the river front and
Columbus-street distriots. ' Fully forty
men were from start to finish engaged
in the terrible encounter. At least
twenty persons were more or less seri
ously injured. ,
The following are the only ones
'whose names could be learned: ' ; '
Sylvester Carter, aged 60, five cuts
in the baok and six outs in the head,
will probably die.
James Carter, 25, four oats on the
head, will reoover.
' John Sprends, 83, olubbed . on the
head, will reoover. ,;.
' Joseph Sprends, 19, clubbed on the
baok and head, not seriously injured.
William Malloy, cut in the baok and
head repeatedly, may die.
The fight started on the street be
tween James Carter and John Sprends
over a trivial matter. Carter jostled
Sprends in passing, whioh led to angry
words, and later to the fight Other
men soon came upon the scene, among
whom were friends of both combatants,
and within a few minutes there was a
throng of fighting and ourslng men
armed with knives and clubs, which
were used with bloody , effect. When
the polioe arrived many of the partici
pants in the battle had fled, but a num
ber who were unconscious or too badly
injured to escape were taken to the po
lice station. The others were remove i
in ambulances to the hospitals. It is
said there is a broken head today , in
nearly every house on the hill.
A COLONIZATION SCHEME :
Land Grant to Be Settled on the Co
Topeka, Kan., Nov. 35. Options
have been obtained on 2,000 aores of
land in Crawford county, where it is
proposed to looate a ooiony organized
on the co-operative plan. , Among the
leaders of the movement are Chairman
Briedenthal, of the Populist state com
mittee; CongresBman-eleot Ed. R.
Ridgley, a f uBionist; Chris D. Hoff
man, of Enterprise, and ex-Stats Treas
urer W, H. Biddle, all well-known
citizens. The main idea is caring for
the thousands of unemployed.
''It is believed," said Mr. Brieden
thal, "that a plan of organization em
bracing both production and distribu
tion, where labor is given employment
at the usual wages,' and capital is sim
ilarly employed, - the profits being
shared between both, and where labor
is given the opportunity to apply, pay
ments for a home will, if put in opera
tion, result in a few years in a prosper
ous, contented and happy oommunity
ot home owners, employing themselves
and owning their own industries, free
from debt or other inoumberanoe, . it
being understood that the plan pro
posed will embrace the idea of resident
members ultimately absorbing the en
tire capital. - '
"It is expected that a oentral com
pany will own the land and oonduot all
industries and business of the oommun
ity, but this oompany would ultimately
oonsist of members of the oommunity
only. I believe the plan is feasible,
and there is no doubt in my mind that
it . will be oarried out suooessf ally.
The plan otters opportunities to a class
who have no opportunities elsewhere."
CHILD . BURNED TO DEATH.
Mother, Who Wa. Crazed
Orlef, Tried to Kill Berael ,
Spokane, Wash., Nov.- 25. Russell
Warren, the 2-year-old child of Solo
mon S. Warren, burned to death this
afternoon in the apartments of the Hol
land block. Mrs. Warren went out for
a few mtnutes, and when she returned
she found the ohild on the floor with
his clothing in flames. He had appar
ently turned on the gas in the gas
stove, struok a match and was knocked
down by the concussion. He lived
about two hours, in great agony. His
father was at Lewiston, Idaho, and
was summoned home by a telegram.
The child's mother got a revolver and
attempted to kill . herself, but was
quiokly disarmed. She was crazed
with grief, but was somewhat oalmer
this evening. Solomon Warren is a
brother of ex Chief of Polioe Joel E.
Warren, of this city, and of Felix
Warren, a well-known driver.' . . , .
: : v He Left the Jewel..
Cincinnati, Nov. 25. A stranger to
day stole a tray of diamonds from
Clemens Oskamp's store on Vine street
Being olosely pursued he .dodged into
an adjoining building, where he left
his overooat and diamonds in a wash
room and esoaped. The diamonds were
X" RAYS AND THE BLIND.
Billion to Try Hit Experiment ' on
. Millionaire Bou-..
New York, Nov. 25. Charles Brad
way Roass is arranging with Mr.. Fdi
son for treatment, with Roentgen rays
in the hope that bis sight may be re
stored. Sinoe. the electrician began
his experiments in applying "X" rays
for the restoration of sight no one has
taken more interest in the lubjeot than
the millionaire . merohant, .who, for
more than two years, has been prac
tically blind. . . , -"
" lhat is a single ray upon which td
base my hope," said Mr. Rduss. "I
have tried every oculist and every treat
ment that promised relief, and offered
11,000,000 for a cure, but it has all
been of no avail. If there is power in
this man called the "Wizard" to re
lieve me I want to know it." .".
John P. Martin, has for some time
acted as Rouss' proxy, hoping for a
restoration of his own sight, and has
submitted to ail kinds of treatment,
but without favorable results. . Now
he is to be a subject of the rays. , Be
fore Martin becomes the subieot of the
experiment, Edison wishes to investi
gate farther and solve preliminary
problems. " When this has been done,
a most elaborate and carefully prepared
line of treatment will be entered upon
with Mr. Martin as patient. . Every
step and effect will be carefully nc ted
and the result reported to eminent ocu
lists for their professional opinions.
Then if the treatment shows any ten
dency to restore Bight or even to retard
the waste of the optio nerves Mr. Rouss
will be given the same treatment '
THE LOST COLLIER.
Bight of Her Crew L-.e Their Lives In
. the Surf. ' " .'. .
i Point Arena, Cal., Nov. 25. The
steam collier San Benito, whioh went
aground a few miles north of this
place, will be a total wreck. Eight ot
the vessel's orew have been 1 drowned,
and the remaining thirty-five, : after
suffering terribly from exposure, were
taken from the wreck today by boats
from the resouing steamer Weeott. In
the terrible fog of Sunday morning,,
the San Benito crashed ashore in a dan
gerous locality, and is now resting on
the rocks gradually beating to pieces
by the combined action of gale and
surf. When tho steamer grounded two
boats were lowered, but .they were all
drowned. The captain and remainder
of the crew stuck to the ship until
taken off by the rescuing steamer. So
far as known those drowned are: i
' O. W. Soott, first assistant engineer.
C. H. Condon, seoond assistant en
gineer..' M. Prendergast, fireman. "
John H. Sheridan, messboy.' ,
; Three seamen, names unknown.
A Fatal Hunting Accident.'
Oakland, Cal., Nov. 25. A distress
ing hunting acoident occurred yester
day on the Nowark marshes. Matthew
Peterson, son of a well-known contrac
tor of this city, was shot and killed by
Albert Kline, a San Franoisoo commer
cial traveler, his companion in a duok
hunting trip. The shooting ooourred
late in the afternoon not far from
Newark. Peterson -;; and Kline were
seated near a blind in a duck pond,
awaiting a flight of birds. A flock of
ducks started near them, Kline called
to his oompanion to go to the blind, a
small platform "hidden with tnles. As
Peterson rose Kline reached for. his
shotgun. : The weapon ' was . muddy,
and slipped in his hands. The contents
of both barrels were emptied into Peter
son's head as the triggers were acci
dentally pulled, i '
Peterson was conscious almost until
he died. He made a statement to the
physicians and to the local justice of
the peace exonerating his oompanion.
He said the shooting was purely acci
dental. . :
A Pallbearer Killed.
Double Springs, Ala., Nov. 25.
John Welton met a horrible death at
Sb i lob. bnrying-ground . near here,
while acting as one. of tho pallbearers
at : the funeral of Junius Roberts, a
farmer. The ooffln was lowered into
the grave by straps. The strap held
by Welton and another man. snapped
as the ooffln was being lowered. Wel
ton lost his balance as the strap broke
and fell headlong ; into - the grave,
whioh was six feet deep. At the same
time the rear end of the coffin which
had been held by the broken strap also
plunged downward. . The falling ooffln
struck Welton on the head and banged
him against the side of the grave,
whioh was of hard soil. Welton was
extricated, but died two hours after-
' A Football Flayer Nearly Killed '
Chioago, Nov. 25. During a . foot
ball game this afternoon, flavin
Wright, 15 years old, : was : taokled
around tho neck and thrown to the
ground, the other players piling on top
of him. The ligaments of Wright's
neck were snapped and he reoeived a
oonoussion of the brain. He eannot
live twenty-four hours. 4 '
' Bu.la Propose to Partition.
London, -Nov. 25. The Daily Mail's
Berlin correspondent says the Grand
Duke Nicholas, of Russia, on a recent
visit to Vienna, took with him a pro
posal for the partition ot Turkey among
the powers and to make Constantinople
a free port Russia to have Asia
Minor and England to have Egypt.
EVIDENCE OF STEADY GROWTH
Kew. Gathered In All the Town ol
Our Neighboring: Statet Improve,
ment Noted in All Industrie Oregon.
V Grant's Pass is to have a custom
quartz mill soon.
Cattle are being shipped from Pen.
dleton to Kansas City.
Having secured the Coos county
oourtbouse the Coqille people are now
talking of a $40,000 building. :
. It was shown by the recent eleotion
that Wallowa county's vote fell short
about 100 from what it was in June.
, A petition is being circulated for
signature in Lebanon, asking the conn.
ty court to raise the bounty for ooyote
scalps to $5. , .. '
Work of rebuilding the bridge over
the Walla Walla river, south ot Mil
ton, will be begun at onoe, but the
bridge will not be ready for travel tor
two weeks or more.
A Crook oounty man has just re
turned from Tennessee, where he went
som time since with aoarloadot horses.
He reports having found a ready mar
ket for his horses, though the price
was low. ' '.' .. .
The citizens of Ashland have organ.
ized "a registration law" club, the
purpose being to secure the enactment
this winter by the legislature of a law
providing for a system of registration
of voters. V . , ,.
On the banks of the Willamette
slough, near Soappoose landing, there
are perhaps more than 5,000 cords of
wood whioh have been placed there by
people living in the vicinity of Soap.
poose. v This is the result of one years'
work. ".: -,'.'. , ; , :.'.."
The Indian school at Fort Bidwell
now seems an assured fact. The speoial
agent who has been looking after the
matter will proceed to open the school
in a short time. It will require a corps
of seventeen teachers in all. ' ..
The woolgrowers of Grant county
will meet this week for tbe purpose of
organizing a woolgrowers' association
for the mutual protection of all sheep.
men, and to consider the proposition of
levying a tax to be used for the exter
mination of ooyotes.
Municipal authorities of Silverton
are in correspondence with persons at
Eaton Rapids, Mich., who are desirous
of coming to Silverton to start a woolen
mill, if a sufficient bonus can be raised
by Silverton people. The Eastern com
pany wants enough money to pay
freicbt on the machinery, furnish a
site and put up a buliding.
As the East-bound overland was
leaving Lato.urell one day ' last week,
a rock was hurled through the window
of an O. R. & N. car, striking Mrs.
Harding, wife of Oonduotor Harding of
The Dalles, who was oooupying one of
the berths. For a time it was thought
Mrs. Harding was seriously injured
but her injuries proved to be only
Washington. - ;
. A number of mutton sheep have been
sold in Ellensburg recently for (1. 75 a
The expenses of conducting the eleo
tion in Whitman oounty amounted to
Ten thousand bushels of red chaff
and club wheat were sold in Walla
Walla last week at 73 oents a bushel.
Three immense wagon loads of fruit
trees passed through Ellensburg last
week en route from Yakima to the
Wenatyhee country. '
Governor-eleot Rogers has announced
publicly that be will not be a candi
date for the United States senatorship
before the next legislature.; , :
A wood famine is still threatened in
Garfield. But very little oan be
brought in there, and the supply of dry
wood in the mountains is said to be
praotioally exhausted. .
I The other night a large rook, weigh
ing about ten tons, came rolling down
the hill and lauded in Herring's ware
house in Stella, Wahkiakum county.
The fall ot the rock shook the whole
town, r- :
As a result of two days' hunting on
the Columbia, between Pasco and Wal
lula, a correspondent of the Walla
Walla Gazjtte says he killed three
geese, two eagles, one ooyote, six jack
rabbits, two oottontails, one sage hen
and one muskrat. -
There is talk of organizing a ooyote
drive on a large soale in Garfield. It
is proposed to make a oirole six or eight
miles in diameter, embracing a large
part of the country between Garfield
and the mountains to the east, and sur
round the "varmints." '
While digging a . well on a farm
near Walla Walla last week workmen
found a knife imbedded in a clay for
mation, 'eighteen feet below the sur
face. The instrument is about ten
inohes long,' and looks as though it had
been fashioned out of hoop iron. ' It is
now in tbe possession ot Colonel Sears
at the oounty clerk's office, in Walls
A Resume of Events in
WEEKLY MARKET LETTER.
Downing, Hopkin. & Co.' Kevlew of
...... Trade. ...
Portland, Or., Nov. 25. Wheat
traders who base their operations on
the prospective rather than the present
scaroity of wheat have bad their posi
tion fortified during the past week by
reports of unfavorable seeding in
Russia and France, it being too wet in
the latter and . too dry in Southern
Russia for the orop to make good prog
ress. They ' were also enoouraged by
reports of damace bv loensts in Argen
tine. Millers took wheat freely in all
markets, and operators bought a few
cargoes at Chioago and at the seaboard.
The millers appear to have the buying
oraze about as badly as the speculators,
but tbe condition of the flour trade is
not such as to make one radically bull
ish. In the Northwest the millers
have sold so much flour for export that
foreigners have . supplied their wants
- -1. : . J jl
XUA UIO UJJLUO UCJlig, Hill! VApUJ l BHiC3
the week shows a decided falling oft.
While it is admitted, that there is no'
big surplns of wheat, and that exports
are the heaviest since September, 1898,
and we have sent out 07,000,000 bush.-.'
els of wheat and flour from the United
States and Canadian ports sinoe July
1, or 26,000.000 bushels more than last
year, and. that our exports of flour np
to the first of the year will be heavy,
there is every possibility of our having
enough to eat until another orop is bar
vested.' .- -'.' :'--'':' ' '
A trade paper is oredited with tbe
statement that, estimating our total
crop this year at 400,000,000 bushels,
we have left only about 22,000,000
bushels available for export That is
a trifle less than one-third of the 67,
000,000 bushels already gone from
both coasts sinoe the close of last June.
We are not informed as to the basis ot
this estimate, but may remark that,
even if the crop were 50,000,000 larger
than this, which hardly is a snpposable
case in view of reoent advioes, there
still would be left little more to go out
in the next eight months than has been
taken away in the first third part of the
orop year. There is little use in turn
ing out exaot figures for quantity when
so mnob uncertainty exists in regard to
the aotual yield, but enough is known
to make it reasonably certain that the
United States does not contain as much
wheat in publio and private stores, in
cluding those of tbe farm, as will be
wanted for home oonsumpiton and ex
porttetween this and the time of our
next harvest, and we think a good
many of our people will waken up to a
perception of this faot, and of its vast
importance long ere the departure of
the last cargo whioh has been bought
by shrewd foreigners at 15 to 20 cents
per bushel less than they would have
to pay for the article today. It well
may De saia mat ; snarp oecunes nere
are in order, but they will only furnish
opportunities for buying to greater ad
vantage, as we should : have to go baok
many yoars in the record to find a
season when the British people were
so completely dependent upon tbe
United States for bread as they are
today. '!'" ' ( '
THE COMING SESSION.
Senator Look for Little Save Bout ne
- . Legislation. , .
Washington, Nov. 25. Members of
the senate are ooming to Washington
eaoh day, and from interviews with
eaob of the arrivals it is apparent that
the senators expect little save routine
legislation, inoluding the passage oil
the annual appropriation bills, at the
short session of oongress.
Senators Cockrell, of Missouri, and
Hawley, of Connecticut, both gave ex
pression to thier opinions today, and
both likewise agreed in the opinion
that nothing need be. expected at the
ooming session in the way of helping
along an international bimetallio con
ference. Senator Hawley does not be
lieve the Dingley bill will be enacted
into a law, adding:
"The Dingley bill is oonfe i
mere makeshift, with all thu ,
incident to horizontal increase oi oe
orease of duties. If it should be passed
as it is, it seems to me it would be the
duty of the president to assemble oon
gress as soon as possible after March 4
for a diligent oonsderation and revi
sion of the whole tariff in a considerate .
and conservative spirit, to the. end that
a bill might be passed that would stand
the test of years, subieot, of course, to .
an occasional correction where new in
ventions and changes in trade may de
mand it. It is to be remembered, also.
that the Dingley bill : expires by its
own limitation in August, .1898, and
it is impossible to evade the question;
therefore, the more speedy aotion there
is taken, the better."
An Armenian Scrap.
Lynn, Mass., Nov. 25. The timely
arrival of the polioe prevented a riot at
an Armenian meeting last night The
meeting was an attempt to amalgamate
two branohes of the Heohagist Revolu
tionary Sooiety, an Armenian organ
ization, to whioh nearly every one of
the 800 Armenians in this oity belong.
Soon it was evident there was a strong
sentiment against the movement and
one of the speakers was interrupted.
He resented this and aroused tbe ire of
some in the audienoe. . Some person in
the gallery hurled a ohair, whioh pre-
oipitated a free fight on the floor, in
which knives were drawn, but the po
lioe xushed in and cleared the halL
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