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The Hood River Glacier.
It's a Cold Day When We Cet Left.
HOOD RIVEIt, OREGON, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1897.
CU3A MUST BE , FREE.
MINERS IN SURLY MOOD.
TROCHA NORTH OF MOBILE.
Epitome of the' Telegraphic
- News of the World.
TERSE TICKS FROM THE WIRES
An Interesting Collection of Items From
the New and the Old World In a
Condensed and Comprehensive Form
According to E. Baldwin, the well-
known authority on polar expeditions,-
v there are' many reasons for believing
Andree, the Swedish aeronaut, is now
on his return trip from the polar re
gions, and may soon be. heard from.
Mayor Phelan, of San Francisco, has,
- in a very pointed way, warnd the board
of education that if it does not keep
ofrinflv within thpi lottm nf thft Inw in
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the matter of appropriations it may be
ousted from office, as was the board of
supervisors. ,,- --.'
. Three daughters of Preston Howard
were burned to death in their home at
Port Alma, Ont. The rest of the fam
ily escaped from the burning building.
The girls were'aged 18, 10 and 8 year9.
One of them had escaped, hut met her
death m returning to assist her sisters.
" Actifg tipon the request of the secre-
- tary oi agriculture the treasury depart
ment has requested the secretaty of
state to instruct all the consular officers
of th United States to refuse authenti-
cation of invoices of hides . of meat
cattle from districts in which anthrax
exists. . v
The .unclaimed jewels and curios to
the value of $150,000 which were found
in the ruins after the fire at the charity
bazaar in the Rue deGoujon, have been
t Hold At nnnt.inn.' Tlifi tnnnev. rAnlizftd
. will remain bonded for 80 years, after
which all the money unclaimed goes to
T. n HT.nrf.
The cablegram announcing the recall
of Baron Fava has been verified. He
:' is to be retired from aotive service, and
. i ' ti i ; a l . i i-
lilts xtuuuu guvBniiiiuiJ b UHB gruuieu 111U1
a pension of 80,000 lire ($6,000) a year.
The Marquis Imperali, is .regarded as
, Baron Fava's successor. - Baron Fava
has been a familiar figure in Washing
ton offloial circles for 10 years.
Congress will be asked at its' coming
session to make a large appropriation
- t 1 1 .. e - f l i. .-.-i-
HIT L ti 1UU11IUUI;LI1I U 111 11I1IIIHI11 111U11-
power guns to be installed for service
on board . auxiliary cruisers of the
United' States navy in time of war.
Captain Charles O'Neil, ' chief of the
bureau of qrdnanoe, proposes to make a
recommendation in his fortcoming an
nual report that at least $500,000 be
- appropriated for this purpose. It is es
timated that $3,000,000 will be re
quired to equip with modern batteries
the 28 steamers now enrolled in the
government , , service ;- as ; auxiliary
cruisers. .. . . ,.
Fire ; was discovered in the main
' slope of mine No. 2, at Stockton, Ala.
About 100 men were employed in the
mine. Atonbean alarm was given.
.A panio followed among tne workmen
and hundreds gatnered at the main en
trance of the smoking mine, while
rescue parties were at once formed to
; relieve the miners. More than 60 were
' gotten'-out from the various entrances
without harm.' 1 Others were overcome
by smoke and fell by.the wayside. . Fiv
men, who were working about the
slopes beyond where the fire originated,
: could hot be reached, and it has been
regarded as certain that they are dead.
It is thought three or four others may
be in the mine. . ...:
A great dock, strike is imminent at
Havre in consequence of the refusal by
a i i i : .. i
uie employers giant au uii'.reuBe ill
wages. -" . ...... ." '
1 ' 1 1 ;.i i 1
imcagu i sweltering, wiui no inui
cations for cooler weather, and in the
Ohio valley' the hottest September
weather on record prevails. . :
The Michigan orop report for Septem
ber, issued by the secretary of state,
says the wheat crop will be 25,000,000
bushels, the largest for five years. : M ,
The celebrated Angus-Craven will
trtntaat haa hppn ftamrtail in finn 1iVnn
cisco. : The Fair heirs , have won their
case, and a new trial has been denied.
V -a. wasmngiun correspuiiuuiu oi a
JSew xorK paper says tne united states
'is getting ready to deal with Spain vig
orously, and that the department has
. o 1 ran 1 w rinpiilnH nnnn a nlan nf . aMmn
A tremendous exnlosion oconrred at
. the camp close by the Chinese arsenal
1 of Kiangnan, near . Shanghai. Forty
bodies have been dug out of the debris.
-T-tiTrt 4ii-ia T"" nmn rrnna 1 OftO. nnm naf.
tern single-fire and magazine rifles,
with 120,000 rifle cartridges swere de
. stroyed. .'v- ... i . .
. Probably the largest and finest tur-
qoise ever found on American soil has
just . Deen received . in uenver irom
' Southern Mexico. It weighs in the
. rough 176 karats, and it is estimated
7by competent experts that it will weigh
fully 88 karats when cut and polished.
'It has, the best color known, being a
delicate sky blue, just a shade lighter
tuail uiuuuuu a w mg. 11110, mui n
number of smaller stones running from
40 to 10 karats, was taken from a newly
idisoovered mine, the location of which
jis in Lincoln county, New Mexico.
Absolutely no details of this discovery
can be learned. The large stone is
estimated to be worth $6,000,
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Minister Woodford Insists , That Spain
Knd the M ar. '
Paris, Sept. 22. A dispatch from
San Sebastian to Le Temps, this city,
says that in his interview yesterday
with the Duke of Tetuan, Spanish min
ister for foreign affairs, United States
Minister Woodford did not present any
claim for indemnity, but confined The
interview to a statement of the great
injuries commerce and industry had
suffered in the United States throngh a
prolongation of the Cuban war. v
General Woodford is said to have
added that Secretary Sherman had. de
sired him to declare to the Spanish gov
ernment that it was evidently impos
sible for Spain to end the rebellion in a
reasonable time, and, further, that if
the war was continued, Cuba would be
devastated and of no utility to Spain or
to . the Cubans. In conclusion, the
United States minister is reported to
have insisted courteously hut firmly
upon the necessity of terminating the
war, declaring if it were not termin
ated by the end of October the United
States would feel justified in taking
measures to seoure the independence of
Cuba. - 'The Duke of Tetuan, according
to a dispatch to Lo Temps, while, pro
testing against the alleged American
"pretensions," said he would reply
officially to the United States minsister
when the Spanish court returns to
Will Cause a Sensation. ,
Madrid, Sept. 23. In official circles
here the greatest secrecy is maintained
regarding the United States., ultima
tum, which is looked upon as bound to
cause a great sensation in Europe and
,to have the greatest consequences for
Spain.. . -
While not intending it, it is be
lies el the action of the United States
has greatly facilitated the solution of
the ministerial crisis, and there will
be a reorganization of . the . conserva
tives under General Azcarraga as pre
mier, and - Don Francisco Silvella, '
leader of the dissident conservatives. .
t May Go Beforo the Powers.
London, Sept. 22. A Standard dis
patch from San Sebastian says: The
government will take its time to reply
to United States Minister Woodford,
and will probably lay the case before
the European powers in. the shape of an
exhaustive exposition of the whole
matter. ; But ' last year the foreign
office ascertained that the sympathies
of the'powers were hot likely to be be
yond" platonio censure of the conduct of
the United States. Much anxiety U
noticeable in court and official circles.
ROLLER MILLS BURNED.
The Logs Is Estimated to Be Fully Two
. Hundred Thousand Dollars.
Pendleton, Sept. 22. The Pendleton
roller mills, 500 barrels capacity
owned by W. S. Byers, was destroyed
by fire this morning. . The fire is sup
posed to have started in a small smut
room in the first story, seen by the
night watchman, who could not reach
it, so awoke the other employes. - :
, The fire spread very rapidly, and was
seen by the 1 night engineer v in the
woolen and scouring mill near, who
whistled an alarm. The fire depart
ment soon responded, but by this time
the large building was a mass of flame
and nothing could be done except to
save adjoining property.
At one time the $80,000 courthouse
hn the block opposite was smoking, but
the mill walls fell in and the firemen
were able to save the courthouse. The
firemen had great difficulty from burst
ing hose, and were handicapped by a
large crowd and the excitement of the
people. - i ', '
The oontents of a stone - warehouse
near the mill were greatly damaged
and almost ruined. The corrugated iron
warehouse' was totally destroyed. , ;
The loss is at least $200,000, half on
the plant and half on ' wheat, flour and
other property. ' In the mill elevator
60,000 bushels of wheat were burned,
and in the stone warehouse 25,000
bushels of wheat and 2,000 barrels of
flour. There was no insurance, . save
$50,000 on the mill building and
machinery. The stone warehouse was
supposed to be fireproof, but the intense
heat fired- the contents. Only a part of
the machinery was running at the time,
oleaning wheat, and no one was awake
in the mill save the night watchman.
The fire was due, it is supposed, to
spontaneous combustion. -
Child Fatally Burned. .-'
.. Spokane, Wash., Sept. 22. The 6-
year-old daughter of Mrs. Bartemus, of
Mullan, Idaho, was fatally burned yes
terday. - While Mrs. Bartemus was
away from the home'the child under
took to build a fire. She poured coal
oil on the wood and spilled some of the
oil on her clothing. When she struck
a match her clothing ignited. , She ran
into the street, closely followed byher
older brother, who was ill with measles.
He tried to smother the flames but was
unsuccessful. The clothine was almost '
entirely burned from the child's body. I
To' ease, her frightful pain, physicians
administered chloroform. She died a
few hours later. The mother is pros
trated. Her husband died recently in
a hospital. : , '
Big; Fire at Stockton.
Stockton, Cal., Sept. 22. The Stock
ton combined harvester works, built by
L. U. 'Shippee, were burned today.
Loss, $100,000; insurance, $80,000. -
Secretly Inticing' Afghans
Against the British. -
BUT ENGLAND IS NOT ASLEEP
Ten Additional Batteries of. Artillery
to India The Ameer' Tveaehery
' Battle In Rawat Pass. - v
London, Sept 21. The fact that no
less than 10 batteries of horse and field
artillery have been ordered to embark
for India during the months of Septem
ber and October is much commented
upon in - military circles . Under or
dinary circumstances, the four batteries
now in India would have been relieved
this month. These batteries will re
main in India and therefore there will
be shortly 14 batteries of artillery, a
full complement for army corps.N As
the British force now assembled on the
frontier is of ample strength to wipe
out all visible' resistance, the only con
clusion that can be reached in relation
to the dispatch of reinforcements of ar
tillery is that the authorities are pos
sessed of information of a serious char
acter. r - -
The information conveyed . by the
war office Monday last to the London
commercial agent of the ameer of Af
ghanistan, that no war material or ma'
ohinery for the manufacture thereof
would be allowed to cross the frontier
during the present crisis, indicates that
the Birtish government has by . no
means entire confidence in the ameer s
fidelity, and it is hinted that the gov
ernment has learned that while pro
fessing friendliness to Great Britain,
he has been secretly preparing for war.
- Well informed circles are also dis
cussing the story of a secret correspond
ence between Russia and Afghanistan,'
which is said to have fallen into the
hands of British officials, and it is fur
ther intimated that a widespread plot
has been discovered. ; ":
." The truth or otherwise of these
stories will develop hereafter, but the
fact remains that the large increase in
the strength of the British artillery in
India cannot be intended for use against
the Afridas. ' " ' -'
The Battle in Kawat Pass.
. Simla,' Sept. 21.' The reverse suf
fered by the ' British under General
Jeffreys in the attack north of Anayal
is regarded most seriously, and it was
stated in semi-official circles that if the
situation does not improve the whole
border will be in arms.
WEYLER IN A SCRAPE.
His Men Raided the Residence of a
' Banish Consnl. -
Havana, Sept. 21. The residence
of Fernando Heidrich, the Danish con
sul at Matanzas, who is visiting in the
United States, was secretly raided by
the police, and a revolver and a num
ber of documents were found in his
desk, and were seized. The Danish
consul-gerleral at Havana, upon learn
ing of the raid, protested to Captain
General Welyer, , and demanded - an
apology. The German consul at Ma
tanzas also demanded an apology, claim
ing that Heidrich was a German subject.-
The governor denied that he had
ordered the raid, and attributed it to
the war department. The German con
sul then notified the military authori
ties. The captain-general has not yet
been heard from. -
' General Gomez has issued orders to
his army not to engage in battle with
the Spaniards. General , Quintin Ban
deras did not obey the order, and may
be courtmartialed. ;
- ' . General Lee Reports. .' -
Washington, Sept. ' 21. General
Fitzhugh Lee, consul-general to Cuba,
had a long consultation with the presi
dent at the White House.today. '
General Lee carefully reviewed the
situation in Cuba and explained at
length all the points upon which the
president asked for information. Gen
eral Lee gave his views very freely to
the president but after the interview
was reticient about the nature of the
report he had made. .5 , - '
' ' It is evident, however, that the presi
dent is deeply impressed with the crit
ical character of the situation as de
scribed by General Lee, as it is under
stood he strongly urged Lse to retain
his office at least for the present, and
to return to Havana at his earliest con
venience. General Lee left here this afternoon
for Covington, Va., but before his de
parture said he would return to Cuba
as soon as he had arranged his private
affairs, probably . about the middle of
October. (' '"''.' '';"' '-'--
Troops for St. Michaels.
Seattle, Sept. 21. The steamship
Humboldt has Jseen chartered by the
North American Transportation &
Trading Company to carry north from
Seattle the United States troops which
are to be sent to St Michaels. The
boat will also carry the river steam
boat, machinery and suppliei left be
hind by the Cleveland.'' .' ..''-'
The steamship Farallon sailed today
for Skaguay and Alaska ports, with 80
passengers and 150 tons of freight. At
Victoria the steamer will take aboard
gome of the passengers of the Eugene,
whose trip was a failure. ,
Attempt to Resume Work at Latimer
Hazleton, Pa., Spet. 23. The strike
situation again , assumed an unclean
phase this morning. ' An attempt to
resume work was made at Pardee's Lat
imer mines, but only 800 out of 1,800
miners returned to wbrk. These were
mainly Italians, with a few English
speaking men. .,;
During the night Hungarians parad
ed thorugh the settlement, beating tin
cans and kettles and raising a big
racket. This was done to,notify those
of their race that they must not go
back to work. "The warning was ob
served, and this morning a band of
Hungarians, led by women, were march
ing and threatening to march on the
mines later on in the day.. The 18th
regiment is keeping close watch for
.. News of a disturbance at Eckley
reached - brigade - headquarters this
morning. The strikers there had fixed
today for a decision as to whether ist
not to strike. They atempted to return
and others gathered about the mine in
a menacing manner. Companies :C
and E, of the Fourth regiment, were
sent over and gave the would-be work
ers protection. "
The men at Drifton and Jeddo, in
the same district, did not go out. V
The 2,500 miners at Lehigh and
Wilkesbarre, and the McAdoo miners
kept their word and went to work un
der heavy military protection. - '
Stands hy the Miners.
Topeka, Sept. 22. Charles Devlin,
the big coalmine operator in Illinois,
and one of the largest individual oper
ators in the United States, stands by
the miners who are fighting for living
wages and against the operators who
meet at Springfield today to try to
further reduce wages. - " ".''
In an interview this morning he
said: ' . : ' ' '. .- '
"The miners of Illinois should get a
price equal to the Columbus scale. The
price which they were forced to accept,
last May, and which they refused to
continue work on is not enough to keep
body and soul together. The average
miner v?ith steady, work could not aver
age more than $1 per ; day . the year
round. Slavery for the miners would
be preferable to " the wages they are
getting, for in slavery they would have
enough to eat and drink and wear,
while under the present conditions and
with the present prices they are forced
to work for they cannot buy provisions
enough to live on, let alone clothe them
selves and families. Since they came
out the price of provisions has ad
vanced, particularly flour, which has
risen not less than $1 per hundred."
He says he" is willing to join the
operators in paying a price equal to the
Columbus scale, and will use every
effort in that direction. ,He says he
has yet to -meet the first large i con
sumer of coal who is not in favor' of
giving the miners a fair price for their
labor. v - . -
Foreign Miners Want Revengre. . -
Chicago, Sept 22. There is a move
ment on foot in Chicago to determine
whether Sheriff Martin ' and his depu
ties can be prosecuted for the shooting
of striking miners at Hazelton. : The
plan is to create a' central committee
made up subcommittees from the Lith-'
nians, Poles, Bohemians and certain
labor unions, the membership of which
is composed of these classes; then . to
collect a fund - and employ lawyers to
take charge of and push the case.
The Lithunians met at Church hall,
Thirty-third street and Auburn avenue.
Speeches were made and resolutions
adopted condemning the . action of
Sheriff Martin and his men. -Every
speaker urged that whatever is attempt
ed toward redress fox the alleged wrong
should be within the limits of the law.
The resolution treated the Hazelton
affair as a murder. . ' , ' '
. ' " Aid for the Coalminers. '
Pueblo, Colo., Sept. 22. All of the
city churches last night took up collec
tions for the coalminers of the - E. st.
The amount will be placed in the hands
of a committee acting for the trades
assembly, and will be sent by them to
the relief committee.
Flood in Texas.- .
Dallas, - Tex., Sept. 22. A News
special from El Paso says: Last night
the people of Ahnmada, about 50 miles
from: this city, : were visited by the
worst flood that ever happened in the
history of the state. -Men, women and
shildren were driven from their beds,
and had to take refuge , on the high
ground with their household effects.
There was not a place to shelter them,
many houses in town tumbling down in
great heaps, and many more are ex
pected to collapse any moment. Unless
relief comes soon, women and children
will be in a sad plight, as it is raining
hard, and another bad night seemB in-
Two Regents Resign.
Pullman, Wash., Sept. 22. Regents
Windus and Powell have resigned as
regents of the Washington agricultural
college and school of science, having
sent their resignation to Governor Rog
ers last Saturday, Regent Powell sent
in a short decisive letter, merely stat-
ng that he resigned as a regent, his re
Bignation to take effect at once; but if
Governor Rogers deemed it injurious to
the the college to aocept the resignation
at once, he would continue to act until
Ootober 10, but no later. -
EVIDENCE OF STEADY GROWTH
Mews Gathered In All the Towns of
: Our Neighboring , States Improve
." ment Noted in All Industries Oregon.
- Six hundred cases of big salmon were
put up at Wist s cannery at toehalem
last week. ' , :. . , ... . ;
- Mr. Stadleman, of The " Dalles, has
received news of 8,000 boxes of prunes
snipped to JNew lorK. lne prunes
were sold at from 40 to 60 Cents. ,
Helix, in' Umatilla county, is hav
ing, a bit of a boom. A good many
sales of town lots have been made re
cently at double last year's prices.
V Much wheat is being piled up in the
warehouses hi The Dalles, where it is
waiting the arrival of some man who
wants to pay 80 cents"a bushel for it.
The closed fish season ended last week
and numerous wheels were set in mo
tion near The Dalles. Nearly all of
them made good catches, and the fish
ermen anticipate an extra good ri n
this fall. ;',v. ' J:;f::
Scio has a well-developed case cl
scarlet fever in the -family of Frfd
Smith. ;' The attack is a light one, and
is not regarded as at all serious.-" All
due precaution is being taken to pre
vent the spread of the disease in town.
Professor P. A. Snyder recently made
requisition on the United St.ites fish
commission for 2,000 brook trout, and
has received a letter, from Commission
er Brice stating that arrangements had
been made to have the fish delivered at
Hood River within 40 days. ' , 1-
The O. R. &. N. is in "the market
for 75,000 , railroad ties to be used be
tween Pendleton and Huntington, and
next year they will contract for 450,
000. . As the age of the tie is six years,
the tie business will be constant source
of employment as long as the timbei
lasts in the Blue mountains. ', ' .
. The fish commissioners last week
east a seine in Lake Wallowa, in Wal
lowa county, and made a haul of over
1,000 fish known as "yanks," but
which are a speoies of salmon.. " It was
a bonanza for several Indians who hap
pened to be there at the time, and a few
palefaces reaped a little benefit also."
There" are a good many IndiouB in
Joseph, ' Wallowa county, just now.
Indian after Indian can be seen on the
street with a melon under his arm, go
ing to his klootchman and pappooses.
These .redskins come from the Ne2
Perces reservation to hunt and fish in
Wallowa country. Phillip, chief of the
Nez Perces, is with thctm. ,
" The Elmore, Sanborn & Co.'s can
nery at Garibaldi, in - Tillamook coun
ty, is in operation again, and fishing is
going on on the bay. - The number of
fishboats allowed to operate for the sea
son is limited to 20V an(i the price paid
is 25 cents for chinooks and 12" cents
for silversides, the extremely low price
of canned salmon being alleged as the
cause of the reduction. , ; , "
Heretofore the Southern Pacific Com
pany's tracks, in Douglas county, has
been assessed at $3,500 a mile north of
Roseburg, and $3,000 a ' mile south oi
that city, but this year - Assessor Britt
raised the valuation ' to $5,000. The
land of the company was formerly as
sessed at 85 cents to $1.25 ah aore, an
average of about 72 cents. This year
Assessor Britt has - lumped the land at
75 cents an acre. ' The company offi
cials asked to have their roadbed as
sessed the same as last year, and their
land uniformly reduced to 85 cents an
- Washington. T
The Adams county bank has already
paid out $15,000 for wheat 'shipments.
The county superintendent of schools
In Whitman county hasi divided that
county into six subinstitute districts.
The hydro-smelting process of smelt
ing ore was - tried at the ' new plant in
Lakeview, Pierce county, last Tuesday,
and proved to be quite a success.
. The, Prettyman schoolhouse, two
miles north of Oakesdale, burned last
week. - Nothing was Insured, except
the building and on that there was
only $150.; '
A petition is being circulated in Seat
tle, asking that the civil-service sys
tem' be abolished. The petition must
be signed by 20 per cent of those Vho
voted at the last municipal election be
fore it can be considered. This meane
1675 names must be seoured. -. ?
. The state has selected 18,758 acres in
township 24 north, range 11 west, for
charitable educational, penal and re
form schools. The plat selection was
filed September 8, and the plat of the,
township was filed July 6. All set-,
tiers whf have not made their filings
before the end of 90 days from July 6
will lose their land. V This will work a
hardship for that country, as this is;
perhaps the best vacant township left
in the state, and only a small portion
pf it has ; been settled upon. " No far-
ther filings will be allowed after Oc-
tober 4. So that settlers already there .
must make their filings by ; that time
in order to hold their claims. - I
A Resume of Events in
' ' Northwest.
Citizens Determined That Vuarantine
- .- Shall Be Respected.
Mobile, Ala., Sept. '21. There has
been an accumulation of cases today.
The president of the board of health
states that,- had the physicians, recog
nized and reported . promptly the sus
picious oases, many of these cases
would have been announced several
days ago. The number announced to
day is 11, making 18 in all so. far an
nounced, of which number three have
died, two of which were previously re
ported, and one was today discharged.
Three . suspicious cases are ' under sur
vei lance. - .. ' '
Frank Donaldson, one of theday's .
new cases, died tonight C. L. Swayzle,
the Associated Press operator at the
Register office, was taken sick tonight.
There has been a quarantine line
drawn from Chesabogue creek, north of
Mobile, some five miles northwesterly
to the Mississippi, to form an absolute
embargo against Mobilians penetrating
into' the interior of Alabama; ., This
trocha is guarded continuously. ." :
Some 200 people from this city start
ed out into the - country this morning,
intending to take refuge at farms from
10 to 15 miles out. They enoountered
the guards at the . trocha ; and "were
stopped there. At 6 o'clock most of
the . immigrants were still there in the
i pen air, fearing to return to the city
r.nd not able to go further. . . -
The people here are still in a panio,
and leaving when they.can. . -
Two Deaths in New Orleans.
New Orleans, Sept. 21 .A triflng
improvement . in the fever . situation
marked the close of the day's work on
the board of health. There were two
deaths today, as against one yesterday,
but there were fewer new oases. ' At 6
o'clock this evening there were still two
yases under investigation by the experts.
Of the cases investigated today, four
were declared by the experts to be yel
low fever, and, as usual, they - were
widely spattered.' This is the record:
Deaths E. Harmon and Santa Graf-
fato. " ...':'.'
New cases Marie Dubois, : Rafael
Fourtien, C. G. Gormon and Mel
chier. ' " -. ' 1 ". - -'.i"C.-;
, As a general rule, the patients who
are suffering with yellow fever are re
ported tonight to be improving, with
the exception of Dr. Lovell, whose con
dition is not considered satisfactory.
'There have been a total of 35 cases
here, and the death rate has not
reached 10 per cent, thus showing the
mildness of the type of the fever now
prevailing. "' i.
Marion Dowden, a member of the
Onaohita guards, who were guarding
the city, was accidentally shot this
morning at Monroe, by Henry McCor
mick, a fellow member, and it is not
thought that he can recover. .
Suspicious Cases in Cairo. .
Springfield, 111.', Sept 21. Secretary
Egan, of the state board of health, tele-"
graphed the board from the Cairo yellow-fever
quarantine station tonight
that the marines hospital at Cairo have ,
been pronounced suspicious by the state
board of health physicians. The sheriff
of Alexander county has quarantined
the grounds. .
Deaths at Ocean Springs. - ,
Ocean Springs, Miss., Sept 21. .
Since last reports, three deaths have
occurred here, VValter F. Bransford and
Miss Mamie Goodrich, both of yellow
fever, and Oscar 'Elder, formerly from
Michigan, who has been sick about 12
days. - His ailment was not pronounced
yellow fever. -,
Forty-Seven at Edwards.
VicksDurg, Miss., Sept. 21. The to- '
tal cases at Edwards and vicinity of
true yellow fever is 47. The latest re- -port
- tonight makes the total cases of
the day 15. ' "
.Time to Interfere. .
London, Sept. 21. The Speaker says
it regards-the capture of Victoria de las :
Lunas by the Cuban insurgents as be
ing a salutary lesson, taking the ground
that it gives Spain a shock "which it
is hoped will check .here in her drift
toward bankrupcty and. civil ; war.":
While not expressing sympathy with
the motives, the Speaker adds: :
., "The United States canflrid excel
lent reason to intervene whenever she
likes.".. v.." vv'-- ;,'-'-;-.-';f..;..
The Speaker advises Spain to recall ,
Captain-General Weyler and to arrange
terms with the Cubans through the in
termediary of the United States, ex
pressing the , opinion that otherwise :
Spain may have greater dangers to face
after the United States congress meets.
An Ice Locomotive.
. Washington, Sept. 21. Secretary
Alger is now engaged; in an attemmpt
to solve the question how to get sup- 1
plies into the Klondike gold region and V
thereby prevent the threatened starva-
tion.. The problem has taxed the best
thought of Alger and his brother cabi
net officers. It is believed by Alger . -that
by means 'of a novel character of .
transportation, the gold country may
be penetrated in the midst of the Alas- ,
kan winter. . He has opened correspond-
ence with a Chicago inventor, who
makes a locomotive specially adapted
for use in log camps, but which may be
readily adapted to navigation of the
Yukon when frozen. - With these ma
chines placed on the river it is hoped a
sufficient amount of food can be carried :
to relieve all distress. -v r