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    It's a Cold Day When We Get Left.
VOL. IX. , , HOOD RIVEK, OREGON, FRIDAY, JUNE 18, 1897. :4 vi'V.-'- r- '"'V:m ?4VNO.r:4' J
Epitome of the Telegraphic
' v News of the World;
An Interesting Collection of Items From
the New and the . Old World In a
. Condensed and Comprehensive Form
Howard A. Soott, who murdered his
Wife in October last was electrocuted
in Sing Sing prison, !N., Y.w. . '.. ..
A fast freight train on the Santa Fe
railroad was ditched near Elma, Mo.,'
and three tramps and a brakeman. were
killed. - '. :- .
The United States government im
migrant station, on Ellis island, New
York harbor, was destroyed by fire,
but with no loss of life. . '
Assistant Quarantine Officer; . Blue
declared that the disease on the City
of Para, now at Angel island quarantine
station, San Francisco bay, is yellow
fever. , ' ' :-' : . -
A serious landslide oocurred near
Briega, canton of Valais, Switzerland.'
Part of the forest there and a number
of buildings have been buried. There
was no loss of .life. , , '.'-:
The state 'department" has been in
formed by Consul-General Lee of the
release of Remedios, an American, ar
rested at Porto Cabanas, May 28. : The
man was released Friday,, ,
, Sir Henry Irving unveiled a memorial
statue to Mrs. Sarah Scott-Siddons, the
famous English actress, on Raddington
green, London, where her ' remains
were interred 66 years ago. ..
While Professors Marksburn and
Richards were praotioing on a flying
. trapeze at Fiesta Park,, Los Angeles,
they fell to the ground and Richards
sustained . internal injuries which will
probably result fatally. ,s
Firemen extinguished a fire at the
home of Grant Prestel,' a laborer, at
Dayton, O. They found : the charred
bodies of Rose Prestel, aged 16, and
Albert Prestel, aged 2 years.. The
children played with matches and set
fire to the house. . .
' The southbound express on the Grand
Rapids & Indiana, was derailed near
Riggeville, Ind. : The. rails are said to
have spread, ditching the engine, ten
der, mail and baggage cars. , The en
gine was totally demolished,' instantly
killing the engineer. - v-
The Pacific Mail steamsihp City of
Para, now in quarantine in San Fran
cisoo, brings details of the loss in mid
Pacific of the British ship Buckhurst,
on April 4 last, she having picked up
part of the crew of the' ill-fated vessel
on May 2, , when BOO miles off the
Nicaragua ; coast, and landed them at
Punta Arenas. The. Buckhurst oaught
fire, and the crew after .working ten
days to quench the flames, were com
pelled to abandon her. -i v
A ; speoial, dispatch ifrom Buohal,
Island of Madeira, off the west coast
of Morocco, to. a London paper, says
that on the arrival there of the British
steamship Soot, whioh left. Table bay
(Cape Town) June 2, for Southampton,
'it was announced that Barney Barnato,
the South African diamond king, who
was among the passengers, had com
mitted suicide by leaping- overboard.
His body was recovered.' Barnato was
known all over : the world and , was
worth at one time 100,000.000. '
An epidemic of oholera has broken
out in'Bangkok.' . ('' : : s '
Proof is positive that Dr. Ruiz, the
American, was murdered in & Spanish
prison in Cuba. ' ; , ' '; ! ' '.
A boiler exploded in the print works
of Norcega Bros., Puebla, Mexico, kill
1 ing 60 or more persons, i , , 1 i ' ,.
Fire destroyed $80,000 worth of prop
erty in Cairo, 111. Twenty-five head
of horses and a. number of dwellings
were burned.'. V v', :;''''
.A cloudburst,; which caused the river
Morge in France to rise suddenly,
Vreoked over 600 factories and work
shops and desolated many small towns.
- It is said in Astoria, upon ! what is
apparently good authority, that Mal
colm W. Sale, of Young's River, whose
disappearance ' in March last created
somewhat of a senasation, is alive and
well. ?' TV.. ,; -V. '.""V
Earthquakes were experienced in the
state of Oaxaoa, Mexico, and some dam
age was done on the isthmus of Te
huantepec, where slightly constructed
houses were cracked. One shock lasted
40 seconds.' ' '.' 'i. ','':' '' ,.','.'. ''.
Jerome SmeatherS, his wife and seven
children were poisoned at Yelvington,
Ky.,' With J'aris green, which acci
dentally fell ia a bucket of water. One
child is reported dead, two dying and
possibly none will recover. , . .
Owing to engineer and Conductor for
getting orders a freight train , crashed
into a work train, both going at a high
rate of speed, near Hudson, Wisconsin,
and ; four ." workmen were instantly
killed, three bodies being burned.
The department of state has' been)
officially informed that an internation
al conference will be held in Berlin
from October 11 to 16, 1897, to discuss
the leprosy question. There will be
lectures and exhibits conheoted therewith-
Calhotin, Not General Woodford, Will
Be Minister at Madrid.
New. York, June 16. A 'dispatch
from Nashville, Tenn., says that ex- (
Commissioner Calhoun, who went to
investigate the, Ruiz case and the gen
eral condition of things in the island of
Cuba for President McKinley, is the
man who is most likely to be named
for minister to Madrid, and not -General
Stewart L Woodford. .. : -
Secretary Sherman said today:
. " "No, General Woodford's name has
not been mentioned to me by the presi-.
dent in connection with ' the post of
minister to Spain. .-. I know General
Woodford, and he would be an excellent
man for the place, hut as I understand
it, Mr. Calhoun, who has just returned
from Cuba, is to be sent to Madrid as
the representative of this country at the
Spanish court. ', There have been a
good many conflicting reports made in
regard to this mission, owing to its im
portance at this time and because the
president has really had in mind several
gentlemen for the place." ( "J
Morgan Has a Theory. '
: New York, June 16. A dispatch to
the World from ; Washington says:
Senator Morgan in an interview last
night said: .-, ; . ' . '
"I have information from most re
liable authority that Cuba is under the
control of a completely organized civil
government,' stronger than it was ever
before, and so established that it is im
possible now for tWfV Spaniards to over
throw it. ,The Cubans have, by the
natural resources of that part of the
island in which they are dominant,
sufficient food and supplies to sustain
them to the end. The tactics of Gen-'
eral Gomez baffles the Spaniards effec
tually. ': ' - , ' '; . . ' '
' "In the meantime the situation is so
grave in Spain that the government is
obliged to keep at home all of its regu
lar army of trained, seasoned, disci
plined troops, an army of 80,000 men,
60,000 of whom might have been land
ed on the island and swept it from one
end to the other. But that is now out
of the question.' 'These soldiers are
wanted at home to meet f dangers that
are threatening the throne. The Span
ish government is afraid to put in con-,
trol a man in accord With its past
policy. '. . . ! : V . '
"It is impossible for me even to con
jecture what President McKinley will
do, although I am not at all inclined
to impute to him unpatriotic motives.
But whatever this government may
do, I am satisfied that this is one revo
lution which will not. go baokward.,
Work has already been accepted and
established which . must result in the
independence of Cuba.
v'The senate's action defining the re
lations between Spain and Cuba is a
firm and irrevocable declaration that
there is war in the island of Cuba.
"The administration is subjected ' to
the pressure of two classes of American
oitizens concerning themselves about
purely business matters. -. One is that
which is said to have between $50,000,
000 and $100,000,000 invested in the
island. , The other is the class which
in this case, as well as in every case
like it, avail themselves of the oppor
tunity to make money out of the di
lemmas and distresses of others, which
would have as the basis of Cuban inde
pendence the issuance of $50,000,000
of bonds, one-half to be devoted to re
placing the losses sustained by Ameri
cans and the other half to go into the
pookets of the bondholders and, bond
placers.;' This government I think . is
now in a state of contention with these
influences. No matter, how earnestly
the president may believe in doing jus
tice to Cuba or how great his desire to
promote her independence, or his zeal
to take care of our people and the
rights of the island, he is handicapped
by the crowd that are only seeking to
make money out of the misfortunes of
others." " ," " .,'"
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A Cowardly Assassination. .' , '
; Iraputo, Mexico, ; June 16. While
William v R. . McNeel, a 17-year-old
American, ' accompanied by W. ' , R.
Smith, another American, was passing
along the street here early at night, an
unknown Mexican stepped up behind
McNeel and fired a pistol, killing him
instantly. ',' The cause of the murder is
unknown.. McNeel had been here only
a few weeks studying Spanish. He
was from San Antonio, and was a son
of Captain P. J. McNeel, a well-known
Texas ranger. Nothing has been heard
from the family of the murdered boy,
and the remains will be buried here.
The Mexican who did .the killing es
caped.' - ' I ' ' ' . ' ...-..'-''.;
V 'v The Ax Is Swinging- '..: ;.'
Washington,; June 16. The effect of
the recent ruling in the posoffice de
partment order to consider, as vacant
all offices which are due to expire be
tween now and July 1, was apparent
today when 158 fourth-class postmas
ters were appointed in this administra
tion. Seventy-two of the- vacancies
'were created by removals. : . , : ;
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Peace Conference Adjourned.
Constantinople, June 16. A further
adjournment of the peace conference
has taken place at the request of Tew
fik Pasha, on the ground that, the sul
tan has not decided on the retention or
evaouation of Thessaly. . The other
points for the arrangement of perma
nent peace, - with exception of . the
amount of indemnity, have been prac
tically settled. '
Fatal, Accident on the 0. R.
V & N. Near Portland.
Charles A. Rathbone . Fatally Injured
' While Attempting to Rescue a Boy,
Who Was Also Killed. , '
Portland, t)r.,' June 15. A west
bound special train on the line of the
Oregon Railroad & Navigation Com--pany
collided with a hand car half a
mile west of Rooster Rock at 4 o'clock
yeterday afternoon, instantly, killing
Robert Dunne, the 6-year-old son of
Section Foreman Dunne, and injuring
Charles A. Rathbone so that he died
within half an hour. Both Rathbone
and the boy were passengers on the
hand car. Rathbone had reached the
ground, and would have been saved had
he not heroically attempted to rescue
the child.
' The special train consisted of an en
gine and the speoial car of Superin
tendent O'Brien and party, who were
returning from a tour of inspection over
the road. The car was ahead of the en
gine, and tne passengers were all in the
forward or observation end at the time
of the accident.,' The train was running
about 20 miles an hour, and was just
rounding' a sharp curve when the hand
- car was seen coming - down the track
with a party consisting of two men,
two women and two children on board.
It was Dunne and Rathbone, with their
wives, and Dunne's two children.
', Engineer Whipple saw the hand car
as soon as did the party on the observa
tion oar, and instantly applied the air
brakes. The train was within 100
yards of the hand car, however, when it 1
- was discovered; and it was impossible '
, to check the speed in time to prevent a i
collision. Both Rathbone and Dunne i
took in the situation at a glance, and
would have got the party safely .off and
- the car off the track had it not been
for the women, who, paralyzed with
fright, refused to move. The men got
to the ground at the last minute.
Dunne was just about to seize his wife,
and Rathbone, whose wife had finally
managed to jump off, was endeavoring
to rescue the little Dunne boy, when'
the crash came. " ; ' ' : 1 --i 'V '
. The boy was thrown 5 under the
wheels of the car and instantly killed.
The step struck Rathbone in the head
while, oblivious to all else save his pur
pose to save the boy, he was bending
forward, and crushed his skull. ,
' Mrs. Dunne and her daughter were
thrown from the hand car, but were
unhurt. The . train was brought to a
standstill after the hand car had been
pushed several rods, and the 'party in
the observation car ran to the assistance
of the victims of. the accident. - ' The
child was lying in a cut near the track,'
dead. Rathbone lay near him, still
breathing, with a gash in his forehead,
which told that he had not long to live..
The two women, as Roon as they' recov
ered from the shock of the accident,
were nearly frantic with grief. Rath
bone was carried on board the train,
and the body of the child was taken to
the home of its parents at . Rooster
Rock. - Mrs. Rathbone accompanied
her dying husband, and was at bis side
when he expired, shortly before the
train readied Portland. ; V ,f
; The place where the acoident happen
ed was a sharp curve, whioh ' Dunne
had neglected to flag when he rounded
it with 'the hand oar. , The men .on
the car and their wives and the two
children of the former had been on a
pleasure exoursion to Corbett, three
miles below Rooster Rock, and were re
turning when the accident occurred. ,
Charles A. Rathbone, the man who
was killed, was a farmer by occupation,
and .resided at Rooster. Rock. He had
but recently returned from his mine in
Skamania county, and had been with
his wite but a few days. Rathbone
was a man of fine character, and' was
highly esteemed by , every one who
knew him.' :' .-: i
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Murder in Medford. . ; ', ; ,.
Med ford," Or., June 15.' Word
reached this city this morning that L.
C. Quisley had been shot and instantly
killed by "Doo'; Scraggs, at the Whip
ley ranch, near Prospect, about '40
miles from here. vThe shooting oc
curred yesterday, and Scraggs claims
self-defense. : . He says that Quisley was
in the act of carrying hay from his
field, and when he attempted to stop
him, Quisley : dropped . the hay and
made a charge upon him with the fork,
sticking the prongs into his leg, where
upon he shot him with a rifle. ' Coro
ner Kirschgessner and Deputy District
Attorney White have gone to the soene
and will hold an inquest, and until
then the facts will not be fully known. -
A Wreck on the Cotton Belt. .
; Stuttgart, Ark., June 15. A wreck
' oocurred on the Cotton Belt railroad
nine miles southwest of here last night
at 7 o'clock. - A local freight ' was
ditched on account of a culvert burning
out. The engineer and fireman jumped
and saved their lives. Six cars were
wrecked i and burned. Two tramps
who were stealing a ride were injured,
and one Tiding the rods under a car war
smothered and burned to death, : ,
The Fiery Tillman Discusses the Sugar
; Question With Hoar. . -
Washington, June 16. The senate de
bate on the sugar schedule of the tariff
bill proceeded today with only one
diverting incident to relieve the monot
ony into ' which the discussion has
lapsed. This was a sharp exchange be
tween Hoar and Tillman,' representing
the two extremes of senatorial pro
cedure. j Tillman referred to published
charges of , irregularity in connection
with the sugar schedule, and asserted
that the senate would stand convicted
before the American people if it failed
to investigate the charges. Mr. Hoar
calmly and impressively repelled this
statement, his tone and language being
calculated as a rebuke. He declared
that the vague charges of irregularity
were not ' only preposterous, but infa
mous.' .-' -" " " ' r .- !--'' '''
Allison, in charge of the bill, made
another speech in defense of he sched
ule, presenting tables which he deolared
proved that the sugar refiners received
less protection under the senate sched
ule than under the existing law. . Pet
tigrew spoke at length in favor of his
amendment to place on the free list
articles controlled by trusts, severely
arraigning the various trusts."; Allen
urged legal procedure against the trusts.
Only one roll-call occurred during the
day, on Lindsay's amendment to plaoe
all sugars on the same basis. ;, This was
rejected, 26 to 29, V McEnery voted
with the Republicans in . the negative,
and Pettigrew and Mantle with the
Democrats in the affirmative." . .
The tariff bill was taken up with lit
tle delay. Allison asked for an agree
ment that the daily sessions begin at 11
A. M., but it was preferred to have the
agreement conditioned on the under
standing that daily adjournments would
be at 5 P. M. Allison stated that there
would be no difficulty fabout that, and
an agreement for, early sessions was
effected. ' ' '''' -.';..' ,
Final Ratification Has Been Completed
j ' at the Capital. '.,'' '.-
Washington, June 16. The final
ratification of the boundary treaty be
tween Great Britain and Venezuela was
exchanged at the state department at 8
o'olock this , afternoon. ,, Because this
exchange marked the closing chapter in
the.negotiations begun in the last and
deciding phase, almost two years ago,
the occasion was marked with some
formality. ! The scene was the diplo
matio reception room in the state de
partment, in which the original treaty
between Sir Julian Pauncefote and Sec
retary Olney was signed, and where, on
February 2 last; the .present treaty was
signed by the British ambassador "and
the Venezuela minister. Today there
were present in the room Sir Julian
Pauncefote, Senor Andrade, the Venez
uela minister, and his secretary of lega
tion Acting Secretary of State W. R.
Day and Assistant ' Secretary Cridler,
who has been instrumental in framing
the various treaties, protocols and other
writings connected with the treaty, v
, What remained to be done today was
to exchange the copies of the treaties
held by each party, and to sign what is
known as the exchange protocols. For
this purpose Senor Andrade brought
along the same magnificent gold pen
holder with its eagle quill and diamond
studded heart that had been used last
February to sign the original draft of
the treaty. This pen is the property of
a brother of the minister, and was made
for this particular purpose. , It will be
sent to Venezuela, now that it has. ful
filled its function, not to be used again,
but to be preserved as a relic ; , , When
the signing was over and each of the
parties held the exchange copies of ' the
treaties, there was a mutual exchange
of congratulations, and Mr. Cridler
thanked for the pains he had taken to
prepare all of the documents for the
occasion. '.- . : -: - V ' ' "'''V'
The treaty now becomes binding
upon both governments, Great Britain'
and Venezuela, and they must at once
begin preparation of the cases to be sub
mitted to the arbitrators, who will meet
in Paris for organization, probably some'
time next winter..' With today's cere
mony the connection of the United
States government with the negotia-.
tions ceases, and , the two governments
will be left to workout the boundary
dispute to a conclusion, unless there
should be some totally , unexpected in
terruption in the workings of the ma
chinery which has . been so carefully
prepared to insure a settlement of this
celebrated case,, , - "... ':: .y.:.:.
Large Sale of Wool. . ' '
, Pendleton, Or., June 16. The largest
sale of wool recorded on the coast ' this
year was made by ' Fred W. Hendley,;
who sold on commission 500,000 pounds
raised at Echo, in this county. There
are 1,200 sacks, and they fill 80 cars.'
The wool was bought by E., Y. Judd,
for the Hartford wool house, of which
he is a member H. C Judd & Root.'
The wool will come to Pendleton to be
scoured, ' in transit. The buyers and
sellers refuse to say what prices were
paid, further than that the total amount
paid was nearly $35,000, which would
give close to 7 cents a pound. This
price is .above that received for the
same last year. ' Before this no sales
had been recorded for several weeks. '
. ' Manchester, England, is experiment
ing with a system of underground elec
trioal traction. .
Mysterious Mission of the
Cruiser New York. .
General Belief in Havana Is That Wey
ler Will Be Recalled Cubans Wit
In Several Small Engagements. ;
. Boston, June 14. The United States
eruiser New York, the flagship of the
North. ' Atlantio .squadron, with Rear
Admiral Montgomery Sicard on board,
steamed out of the harbor at 5 o'olock
this afternoon, not, a soul on board
knowing to what port she is bound, for
it will only be when the big white
cruiser is well outside of Boston light,
with her pilot over the side, that the
sealed orders will be. opened and her
destinatfn ascertained.
. It" is generally- believed, ; however,
that when she reaches Cape Cod, she
will turn her nose to the southward and
that her twin screws will not stop until
she is somewhere in the ' immediate
neighborhood of Cuba; for when she
started she was fully provisioned and
coaled, and could, if necessary, go to
Gibraltar or a long distance without
laying in supplies. . " '
; The New York arrived ; here on May
26 to participate in the ceremonies at
tending the unveiling of the Shaw
monument. The battle-ship Massachu
setts came with the flagship, while the
battleship ' Texas had arrived some
days previously. s The Texas left a few
days ago, but the other two ships have
been ' swinging at their ' moorings off
the navy-yard until today. ' . "
The rear admiral might have had
some inkling of an important cruise
from the fact that for the last few days
the entire - crew has been hard at work
getting the ship ready for sea, while
her coal bunkers have been : filled to
overflowing. Shortly after 4 o'clock,
the guns of the cruiser boomed a part
ing salute to Commodore Howison, of
the , navy-yard. A. The anchor : was
weighed and the cruiser swung around
in the stream and started out to sea,
although a furious gale was blowing. . ,
I Naval Officials Reticent. '
' Washington, June 14. The navy de
partment officials were singularly re
served about the movements of the
New York, and showed a reluctance to
answer any questions. . Secretary Long,
in answer to a direct interrogation, re
plied: : . , : ..;'.'... ! .V.:'.
"The New York is not going to
Cuba; she will next be heard from at
some point on the Atlantio coast well
north of Cuba." , ;
The secretary refused to answer fur-'
ther,'. It was learned, however, ' that
the cruiser is expected to report next at
llampton Roads, ' Va. , and that she
will be at sea about two days. It is
surmised - that the navy department,
which has been charged of late with
the whole .duty of (looking after fili
busters afloat, has been advised of the
intention of some formidable expedi
tion bound for Cuba to put out from
some northern port. In such case, the
department would, send out a smaller
cruiser usually, but it is said that at
this time it was a case of choice of the
vessel able to get under way first ; : ',-'
. Weyler's Term Is Short. ,
New York, June 14. A dispatch to
the Herald from Havana says: It ia
believed here since the long suppressed
news of the affairs in Madrid have been
made public that General Weyler's re
turn to Spain will be the most import
ant result of Canovas' success in retain
ing" power. Private telegrams hav
been sent to persons here in whioh it
was 'distinctly stated ' that Campos,
Doraingnez and ' Pidal had given their
support to Canovas only with the plain
stipulation that General Weyler should
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In fact, it is felt here that General
Campos, who is now in power in Spain
"and fills the popular eye, would not on
any account lend himself to the con
tinuation of General Weyler's policy.
The plan is to send General Marin here
from; Porto Rico and then supplant him
in turn by General Blanco or Campos.
Opinion of One of Weyler's Generals.
:i New York, June 14. A dispatch
to the Journal from Havana says: An
other of Weyler's generals, Lono, inspector-general
of the civil guard in
Cuba and military governor of Havana,
has resigned in disgust, and expects to
leave the island by the transatlantic
liner sailing on June 80 for Spain di
rect.'"' t" ;-" " i-' ':'' . 1 W
Lono regards Weyler's early recall
as quite assured and thinks Blanco or ;
Lopez Dominguez will come out as his
successor. , Both are unusually inti
mate with Martinez Campos, to obtain
whose support in the recent ministerial
crisis Canovas is known to have made
important concessions. , Weyler is re
ported to have cabled Canovas insisting
that Minister Dupuy de Lome demand
from the .Washington government the
extradition of Nunez, Cartaya and Ar
teaga, alleged 'filibusters recently cap
tured by the United States authorities
on the Florida coast, alleging old crim
inal indictments against three of them,
said to be still ' pending in the oourti
here. '- - .
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Gompers Seeks tiie Views of the Unions .
. Washington, June 15. r President
Gompers -and the other members of the f,
executive council of , ' the ' American
f ederation ol .Labor havesent a greet
ing on the immigration question- to the
affiliated unions,' in order by5- this -'
means to obtain the sense of organized
labor on the immigration question in i
its several phases. The greeting says:; .
"The subiect has. been divided in ...
such manner so that each member may
have a fair opportunity to vote either in
favor of or against the entire subject of
immigration ' restriction', or upon the
measure and scope of such restriction.
Of course, those who are opposed to the
restriction of immigration need give
little attention to the manner by whioh"
restriction may be secured, while those t
who are favorable to restriction" oan -
fully : discuss - and decide as . to the
forms and measures of restriction. if
: The following are the questions sub-
mitted: ' . 7;.. ' ' . .... " . .
. "First Does your organization favor
amending the laws of the United States .
to restrict immigration more ' than it is
now restricted? ', 1 y.- " ; .-V'
"Second Does ypur ; organization
favor a provision in the law guarding')
against criminal and pauper elements ,r
entering into the United States? - ,f w
! "Third Should the foreign consular. ,
service and our immigration depart
ment be entrusted with : greater powers
to enforce immiaration laws? v-, ' ' V '
"Fourth Should the' violation of
the alien contract labor law by em
ployers be punishable by imprisonment?
' , "Fifth Should the steamship com-
panies be held responsible for a term of t
years for the character of their passen
gers? V: A-V si-; ;t;.j,"J-:3if
,- "Sixth Should a stricter civil and -educational
test be enforced as. to qual- ,
ification for naturalization? . . ' - .-. t . .
"Seventh Should every immigrant
be compelled to declare his intention to
become a citizen of the United States? '
"What other provision' does your or-
ganization favor, and suggest to further -:
the restriction of immigration?'" ; ' ' "
Organizations which expect to be rep-'
resented at the Nashville convention- ,;
of the American Federation of Labor ,
are urged to instruct their delegates eo . -
that the convention .. may., fully express
the judgment of organized labor on the '
subjects, and unions which will, not be
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represenieu are uirecieu 10 uisousa hiiu
vote upon the question and to return a :
vote to headquarters not later than
October 80, 1897. '' .' -' V: : '
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A Passenger of the Advance Died at
- :V-". .' 'i. , Swinburne Island. , . , ' .
New York, June 15. Otto Wernerv
son, one of the passengers of the steamer ,:
Arlvonrn VLraa IrnnnfarTorl t.n tVio Su-in. .
burne island hospital last night, suffer- '
ing from yellow fever, v "Wernerson was '
... , r". v
Buckhurst, which took fire and was ...
abandoned in midocean, while on the
voyage from Newcastle, N. S. W., for -Panama.
; Wernerson was ' taken sick -at
sea two or three :days before the 1
steamer arrived at this port. He was '
removed with the . rest of the seoond- .
cabin passengers to' Hoffman island for
observation. The patient showed no .,
marked symptoms r 'of the fever until
iiih (ii i.iik K rvivnrN ill I. ih nn . km miiii.
yesieraay. . loaay ne! grew rapiuiy
worse, and died at 8 o'clock tonight.
There are 428 passengers at Hoffman
island. They will be detained the usual '
five days. "' - :" ,. '
Attempt at Tralnwrecklng. 4 .r J 1
New York, June 15. A strain of 11 ,
cars on the Sea Beach railroad, crowded
with passengers from Coney Island, ''
crashed into an obstruction on the
tracks tonight at Fifth avenue and ' -Sixty-fifth
street.near the Fifth avenue v:
tunnel. The train was running slowly
at the time, and fortunately no serious
damage was done. It was found , that. 1
several heavy Steel rails had ' been .
placed across the .'tracks, and strongly"
braced with several other rails, and it?
appeared to the detectives, who were
at once put on the case, and to the
train people, to be a deliberate attempt
to wreok the train. " ' '
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Ended In a Kow. . .
Ran FranAinnn .Tnnfl 1 rii7ata .
vices from one of those on - board the
brig Percy Edwardswhich sailed from .'
this port about two months ago for the
Solomon islands, with a party 01 ; 100 -men,
who expected to find an Adam- '"
less Eden to colonize,- have been re
ceived, to the effect that the expedition
has collapsed at Fiji. - s -. .. ,' k
After a general row over thea.distr.i- ;
bution of the community '.property
many of the colonists left the vessel
and sought employment on shore, and
the remainder resolved to take the brig"
to New Zealand, ' where she is to be
sold at auction and the proceeds to be
divided. - -'
Drowned From a Catlioat. ; k
New York, June 15. Two men were .
drowned from a catboat in , the Hudson
off Fort Lee this afternoon. The party
on the yacht were -Miss Emma. Quil-.
mette, her brother, H. E. Guilmette. a V
clerk in the offioe of ' Moore' & Schley,
and W. Morton Smith, employed on"
tne Man and express. ' xneir boat was
upset by a Bquall. ! The launch Lorn-1
ade was some distanoe -awaV;' nd be- '
fore she reached the boat the-two rnen
had disappeared ' Miss Guilmette was '
still floating, and was dragged on board
the launch, where she revived.