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It's a Cold Day When We Get Left.
HOOD RIVEE, OREGON, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1897.
OREGON ROADS TRIUMPH.
ENGLAND MUST TAKE THE LEAD
Epitome of the Telegraphic
News of the World.
TERSE TICKS FROM THE WIRES
f n Interesting Collection of Items Froiq
the New and the Old World In
Condensed and Comprehensive Form
According to ChineHe advices just re
ceived in'Tacoma,' Earl Li Hung Chang
-will no longer take an aotive part in
government affairs. t
Twenty million feet of hemlock and
2,000 cords of bark .. have been con
sumed, resulting in a loss of $100,000
by a forest fire near Austin, Pa. -
The government has completed ar
rangements with the Canadian author
ities to have letter mail taken Into
Dawson City onoe a month during the
winter season. The first carrier has
just left Dyea for Circle City and Daw
son. -. . 1 Z"
, ' By an explosion at the Colma fuse
works, at Colma, Cal. , Mary Beek was
killed and eight were sreiously and four
slightly wounded. - The remains of the
dead girl have not been recovered from
the building, and it is believed they
The London Daily Mail says 'it has
information from a reliable source that
cholera has attaoked a battalion of the
Shropshire regiment, which is stationed
at Sitapura, Northwest India, and that
40 non-commissioned officers and pri
vates have already succumbed.
The Nueste Nachriohten, of Leipsio,
has published a report of a oonversa-
tion in which Prince Bismarck is
quoted as saying that the Monroe doc
trine is "uncommon insolenoe towards
the rest of the world, and does violence
to the other American interests."
' A census ot the Russian empire has
just been completed. The population,
as now published,) is 129,211,118, of
which 64,6116,280 are males and 64,
684,833 are females. The 'population
of Russia in Europe is nearly 100,000,
000, or more than three-fourths of the
whole. ; , TV 72 rx - f rj
Telegraphic advices -from the New
York Heradl's correspondent in Rio de
Janeiro state that a servant in the em
ploy of William T. Townes, the United
States consul-general in Rio Janerio,
made an unsuccessful attempt to mur
der the consul-general. Mr. Towne'e
assailant was placed under arrest.
Admiral John L. Worden, ' retired,
died in Washington. He commanded
the Monitor during its engagement
with the Merrimao in Hampton Roads
during the late war. In 1886 he was
retired with full rank and the pay of
an admiral, the only instance of the
kind. . He also received the thanks of
congress for hia gallantry during the
war. , ' . ' ,; , ; '
The director of the mint has submit
ted to the secretary , of the treasury a
report for the fiscal year covering the
operations of the mints and assay offi
ces, together with statistics of foreign
countries relative to production, coin
age and monetary condition. The value
of the gold deposited at the mints and
assay offices during the fiscal year 1897
wns $129,105,500. Of this amount
$87,003,837 was original deposits, and
;By the explosion of the boiler of the
steamer O. B. Force, in Charleroi, Pa.,
the captain, James Ryan, and the cook,
William Patterson, were killed. - The
body of Patterson was found buried in
the sand and terribly mutilated. The
body of the captain has not yet been
found. The others of the crew were
badly scorched and ' bniised. The ex.
plosion was so heavy that the earth
trembled for more than a mile, ' and
windows were broken throughout the
town. - . " '
The national council of Switzerland
has adopted a bill making insurance
against sickness compulsory in cases of
mil dependent persons.
It is reported that an English syndi
cate has purchased, for $2,000,000, the
big plant of the J. I. Case Machine
Company, at Milwaukee.
Jackson and Williams, the O. R. &
N. trainrobbers, were sentenced ; to the
Oregon penitentiary for a term of 80
years and seven months each. .
Heavy shipments of wheat to Europe
continue. Over 60 grain-laden vessels
have left San Francisco during the last
two months, and six more are ready to
ail. :;-;vf .
The naval armor board will leave
Washington soon for the South to look
at certain places, with a-view ot ascer
taining their adaptibility for sites for
the proposed armor plant.
The cruiser Baltimore has been put
Into commission with Lieutenant-Commander
Oottfried Blocklinger, her first
lieutenant, in command. The Balti
more will meet the Philadelphia in San
Francisco on the letter's arrival,
The monthly treasury statement of
the principal articles of domestic ex
ports shows that during September last
ihe exports of breadstuff from the
United States amounted to $34,629,946,
an increase, as compared with Septem
ber, 1896, of over 100 per cent, and an
Inorease of about 800 per oent over Sep
tember, 1906, i
Concession on Both Sides, But the O,
B. A N. and O. S. L. Are Victorious
Salt Lake, Oct 20. President Moh
ler, accompanied by Traffic Manager
Campbell and General Superintendent
O'Brien, left for Portland this evening'
.after a highly successful conference
with the Union Pacific and Short Line
officials. Since the arrival of the O,
R. & N. party on Saturday, the negO'
tiations have been in progress, and to-
oay a complete understanding ;was
reached, and as a result the through
car service from Chicago to Portland
will be resumed at once. '
The fast-freight line of the Union
Pacific to Portland by way of Sacra'
mento will be taken off, and the tariff
relations existing with the Oregon road
before the cancellation of September 23
will be fully restored. While conces
sions have been made on both sides, the
net result is conceded to be a viotory
for the Short Line and the O. R. & N.,
which have stood together in the fight.
. The Ogden gateway is to remain per
manently open, end the use of the Rio
Grand Western and its Eastern connec
tion by Odgen shippers, if they desire
it, is therefore assured. The conflict
which has now been brought to a close
arose from the opening of the Ogden
gateway and the admission of . rivals of
the Union Pacific to the territory trib
utary to the Short Line and the O. R.
& N. and the agreement that the pon-
dition thus brought about shall con
tinue is regarded as a ti iumph for the
diplomacy of the two latter companies.
President Monler's contention, as ex
pressed here today, was that all con
necting lines should be treated alike.
and this concession the Union Pacific
has been compelled to make. It was
also forced to yield to other conditions
exacted by Mr. Mohler. : Its officials
had become very tired of the decrease
of business caused by its rupture with
the Navigation company and the Short
Line, and seemed glad to be In a posi
tion to surrender and thereby renew its
bold on the traffic of the Northwest.
In the matter of the division of freight
charges, it is understood that the Union
Pacific secured concessions, the details
of which are for the present withheld.
The terms of the agreement insures the
continuance in the Northwest field of
agents of Eastern companies benefitted
by the opening of the Ogden gateway,
Disclosures during the conference add
strength to the belief that the reorgan
ization of the Union Pacific wUlriot
result in the abandonment of the iride
pendent organizations of the Short Line
and the O. R. & N.
This ends the long and interesting
fight that , has been waged since last
spring between the Union Pacifio and
the Oregon Short Line over the opening
of the Ogden gateway, and from the
conclusions reached and announced, it
is quite evident that the Short Line,
aided by the O. R. & N., has gained its
point, and that the Ogden gateway will
be kept open hereafter in addition to
the through service over the Union Pa
cific, which thi new agreement restores,
This is a victory of decided advantage
to Portland, for it keeps open to the
Utah-Colorado lines this Nortwest ter
ritory, which previous to the little un
pleasantness, gave all their business to
the Southern Paoifio and ' advertised
California to the exclusion of Oregon
and the Northwest. J
FATAL BUGGY RIDE.
Horses, Vehicle and Occupants ' Fell
From a Grade.
Marshiield, Or., Oct 20. This after
noon about 4 o'olock; ex-Judge Nosier,'
his wife and. daughter, and his1 son's
wife and baby, while driving from
Myrtle Point toCoquille City, met with
a terrible acoident. They had reached
a point about halfway to Coquille City,
and were driving around a high, rooky
point, when they met another team.
Judge Nosier attempted to back his
horses to one side of the road to allow
the other vehicle to pass, but the
horses became frightened and unman
ageable, and backed off the grade, fall
ing with the buggy and all its occu
pants about 35 feet, v, '
Mrs. Nosier was instantly killed, and
the judge's life is despaired of.
The other woman and the baby were
also badly bruised. .
One of the horses was killed and the
ONE HUNDRED DEATHS.
New Orleans Fever Fatuities Have
Beached the Century Mark. .
New Orleans, Oct. 20. Before 7
o'clock this evening the 100 mark of
deaths during the present period of yel
low fever prevalence had been reached.
When the board of health closed its
books last night there had been 98 fa
talities. Between last night and night
fall today, seven deaths were reported.
This century of deaths has occurred
among less than 900 cases that have
been reported in to the board sinoe
early in September, when the first case
made its appearance in New Orleans.
Situation Is Bad.
Washington, Oct. 20. The yellow
fever situation today, as reported to
Surgeon-General Wyman, was nofc fa
vorable, the disease having made its
appearance at Baton Rouge, where
there is one case, and at Montgomery,
Ala., both of which plaoes heretofore
have been free from the disease. From
Montgomery, Dr. Wyman's informa
tion is that four oases had been report
ed by State Health
Columbia River Packers May
Form a Combine.
M'GOVERN BACK OF THE MOVE
Canners Unanimously of the Opinion
That Some Steps Must Be Taken to
'. Maintain Reasonable Prices.
Astoria, Or., Oct. 19. For some
weeks past a movement has been on
foot having for its object the formation
of a combination . among the salmon
canners on the Columbia river,' and dur
ing the past few days if has taken such
definite form that there, seems to be no
doubt of its ultimate consummation,
The proposed method of procedure,
which is comprehensive in its nature,
has been advanced by J. F. McGovern,
of the firm of Delafield, McGovern &
Co., of New York, who' has spent the
past four weeks in this city endeavor
ing to brine the oannerymen to view
the proposition in a favorable light.
He is now certain of success, having up
to date secured . promises from six of
the canners, who have agreed to at tend
a meeting to be held ini New York city
some time in November. '
It is proposed to start the organ iza
tion with as many first-class canneries
as can be induced to join, without of ne
cessity having all; but the nature of the
organization will be such as to enable
those who desire so to come in after
the organization1 has been perfected
and is in working order. ,
The capital stock will probably be
twice the cost of the1 plants, which
shall be transferred to the company, to
gether with the labels, at a valuation to
be placed on the same by apraisers,
this appraisement to be made by a
board to consist of five, two of whom
shall be disinterested parties and three
canners, and the ; board to alternate in
acting on each other's property, so as
to give each a fair appraisement. The
value to be placed upon5 the properties
by suoh a board of appraisement will
be based on the aotual value of the real
estate and property itself for the pur
poses for which it is intended, except
where it may be of greater value for
other purposes. In the latter contin
gency, the higher value; will take prec
edence., Owners' of property so ap-
praised will be paid for the same in
stock at a value of 65, "while in addi
tion to the sums paid for property a
fixed value will be paid iu stock to
each of ' the canners for ' good-will,
labels, trade makrs, eta.
The money necessary to run the pro
posed combination until canned pro
duct has been placed on the market
will be forthcoming,. and will be ad
vanced by Delafield, McGovern & Ca
in advocacy of the plan so outlined,
it is pointed out that as the entire stock
of the company willbe left on the Co
lumbia river, the entire profits would
also be left there. ;
With reference to the treasury, stock
remaining after payment is made tor
plants, properties, eta, would be used
for suoh canneries as , would want to
join after organization has been per
fected, or sold from time to time, as
might be considered best.
Mr. McGovern considers that no seri
ous objections can be made to the plan,
and any minor differences of opinion
can readily be arranged. .'.' ,
"The main point is to get the organ
ization started." he saidi "Thousands
of dollars have been spent in the past
in efforts to bring the oannerymen to
gether with a view to perfecting some
sort of combination, but to no purpose.
Invarialby an apparent '. conflict of in
terests, or a conflict of opinion, has de
feated the aims of the intending organ
Samuel Elmore, who is at present in
New York city,' is an enthusiastic sup
porter of the plan, and will probably
remain in the East until the arrival of
the other canners.' ' ' i .
All of .the packers here are fully
alive to the importance of taking some
steps to maintain or advance the pres
ent prices for Columbia river salmon.
They are almost, unanimous, in , the
opinion that the only 'means by which
this object can be attained is by organ
ization. - Even should any of the can
neries remain outside, an organization
embracing six or eight of the total num
ber could doubtless come to a ' satisfac
tory arrangement with those . outside
to agree upon a selling price for' their
canned product. , The canners combin
ing would place all goods for sale in
the hands of one party, thereby
strengthening their position and enabl
ing them to realize better results than
under the present cutting system..
It is more than rrobable that in view
of the active interest taken in the mat-.
ter by Delafield, McGovern & Co., that
firm will handle the goods packed by
the combination. Whether the scheme
results in bringing all the canners to-
gther at first or not, it is considered
sale to assume that such an organiza
tion as the one proposed, even should
no more than six of the principal estab
lishments combine, would eventually
result in a combination embracing
every cannery on the river, especially
inee all interested in the business of
salmon -packing fully realize the incal
culable benefit that the Alaska Pack
ers' Association has proven to the
trade in Alaska salmon.
Arbitration Matter Will Not Otherwise
, . Be Revived.
New York, Oct. 20. A dispatch to
the Herald from Washington says:
; Unless the British foreign office presses
the negotiations in connection With a
general arbitration treaty the matter
will not again be taken up by this gov
eminent Neither the administration
nor the British foreign office has dur
ing the last three months shown any
disposition to expedite matters. 'De-
partment officials declare that Great
Britain must be the one to revive the
subject if it is to be revived at alL'
cabinet official says the president is
still desirous of securing a treaty cf
arbitration with Great Britain. Mr.
McKinley hoped that more . interest
would be taken by Great Britain than
heretofore. ''..' '
The authorities are apparently much
chagrined over England's action in the
Behring sea matter, in, which all the
interested powers were to participate.
Hatf the general arbitration treaty ne
gotiated by the Cleveland admimatra
tion been approved the controversy in
regard to seals could properly be con
sidered by such a tribunal as proposed
by that convention. , i i '
Lord Salisbury would also be pleased
ta have the treaty in force, for then be
cculd permit the sealing question to
bti arbitrated and put out to Canada
that she was bound bv the convention
to take such aotion. ' Now, however,
the negotiation of a general arbitration
treaty might be considered by Cana
dians as indicative of a desire of the
Salisbury government to play into the
hands of the United States. ,
. Earl LI to Retire. ' : ,
: Taooma, Oct. 20. According to Chi
nese advices just reoeived, Earl Li
Hung Chang will no longer take an
aotive part in government. " A native
correspondent writing from Peking says
that Li has been in ill health, though
it is not. generally known. ; He is anx.
ious for a rest. This will permit him
to relinquish bis duty as grand secre
tary and minister of the tsung-Ii-yamen.
He realizes there are many reforms
which China must soon undertake if
she is to preserve her unity, and . he
would like to have a part in carrying
them out. . Knowing, however, that
only a start can be made while he lives,
and that care and work will shorten
his days, he has decided to retire as
soon as possible to the quiet of his own
estate in Anhin.
'. Sugar Beets in New Mexico. ,.
Santa Fe, N. M., Oct. 20. Industrial
Commissioner Davis, of the Santa : Fe
railroad, and a party of capitalists are
examining into sngar-beet farms here.
They have found acres of beets weigh
ing from one to six pounds, which, ac
cording to analysis by the territorial
agricultural college, yield from 15 to 18
per cent sugar. ' They express surprise
that Rocky mountain valleys above
7,000 feet in altitude can show such
results. , : ;
There is a project on foot to erect a
sugar factory here, and Commissioner
Davis said his corporation will give it
all possible support. , He says also that
it is probable that Eastern capital Will
within a short time establish a large
sugar factory somewhere in the Cen
tral Rio Grande valley. '
A New Catholic Policy.
New York, Oot. 20. It is reported
in high official circles that Archbishop
Comgan has been negotiating with Sn
perintendent Jasper ' of the public
schools for the affiliation of parochial
and public schools in this oity. He
has offered, it is alleged,' to turn the
Catholic .schools with their 70,000
children, over to the municipal school
authorities, provided he is permitted
to give an hour's instruction daily to
the Catholic children of the publio
schools. This is the stipulation. He
makes no other, either as regards text
books or teachers. It is . said many
other metropolitans are anxious to
adopt a similar policy If it meets the
approval of the apostolic delegate. ' "
' A Phenomenal Freak. j
St. Louis, Oot. 20. A local commis
sion merchant has brought to light a
phenomenon, which is attracting the
attention of scientists here. .While one
of the employes of the house was dress
ing a turkey he was dumfounded to
find in its interior a live, well-formed
young turkey as large as a full-grown
pigeon. It is perfect in every way, ex
cepting the head, which was attached
to the' mother, and is a fatty growth.
The little turkey died as soon as it was
severed from its dead mother. It was
preserved in alcohol and is now" in the
collection of the Missouri medical col
lege, where it is attracting the atten
tion of the medical fraternity.
Walked in Front of a Train.
Stockton, Cal., Oct 20. A tramp
believed to be J. Hefferman, formerly
of this city, was ground to pieces by
the Southern Pacifio train last night
at Castle switch. When the engineer
blew the whistle, the man looked back
and continued to walk along the track,
so it is supposed be deliberately com
Durrant Case Advanced.
Washington, Oct. 20. The supreme
court today advanoed the argument in
the Durrant murder case brought here
from San Franclso6, and set it for hear
ing November 16.
EVIDENCE OF STEADY GROWTH
News Gathered In All the Towns of
Our Neighboring; States Improve
' ment in All Industries Oregon.
A eealhunter just returned to Marsh
field states that he killed 257 seals.
: Bears are numerous in the foothilli
near Scio, to the delight of sportsmen.
Ten thousand bushels of onions were
raised on 16 acres of land near Progress.
A Corvallis lady made 485 words out
of the letters in the word - "enthus-
lastio." ... . ; . -,
The body of a large whale was re
cently washed ashore at Nelly's Grove,
in Lane oounty. : i
Steps are being taken in Pendleton
looking toward the organization of - a
More than 24 tons of silverside sal
mon were received within two' days at
the Nehalem cannery. '. j
'A cranberry grower in North Slough,
Coos county, states that his crop this
year is about 550 bushels.
A number of Linn oounty farmers
cultivated sufficient sorghum cane this
rear to supply their home use.;
The Florence cannery has finished
packing ; fish, having canned 85,000
oases and salted 100 barrels of salmon.
Mrs. James Patterson, while mentally
deranged, set fire to her husband's resi
dence near .Elgin. The building and
contents were destroyed.
Fred Wheeler was kicked in the
stomach by a horse at the Peebler
ranch near Pendleton. He walked to
his house, but died two hours' later,
after much suffering. ;
Stockmen in Pine creek '; neighbor
hood, in Grant county, report some
loss among their cattle by blackleg.
The disease does not exist to a great
extent, however. .'.'
Of the $38,098.05 taxes to be collect
ed in Tillamook oounty this year, all
has been collected exoept. $8,311.65,
and this will , probably be reduoed to
$5,000 or. less by the time the delin
quent tax roll is published.
A briokmaker at Weston is now put
ting out about 45,000 brick per week.
During the winter he expects to in
crease the capacity of his yard so that
75,000 or 80,000 brick may be put out
weekly. He looks for plenty of build
ing and a good market next year. , ;
The five-mile ditch for the mining
company at Glendale, Douglas county,
has been oompleted, and the company
is now having constructed a monster
reservoirj into which this ditob will
empty.' .There are now about 10 men
at work at their mine getting things
ready for a full run this winter. , j
The scutching-mill plant for the new I
flax fiber mill has arrived in Salem
and is being placed in position. , The
maohinery weighs about 8,000 'pounds
and was manufactured , in Portland
The mill will employ 10 persons, who
will work up about' 100 tons of
straw, and about 30 tons of fiber.
Ritzville is to have an eleotrio light
The tax levy for Taooma for 1897 has
been fixed at 10 mills.
Lewis oounty must pay $14,991 state
tax this year, and $15,568 sohool tax.
The Mealy -Lacy mill at Chehalis,
after being idle for some months, has
resumed operations. ....... -
A vegetable larmer near Dayten . ex
pects to make $4,000 this year from
the products of 22 acres.
The owners of the cannery at What
com, which was recently, destroyed by
fire, will rebuild the structure. ;
Every effort is being made to get
enough threshers into the Palouse
country to save all of the wheat crop.
Notice has been given in Col vi lie
that all of the business houses in that
place must olose Sundays henceforth.
The Port Townsend board of trade ia
endeavoring to devise ways and means
for the completion of the Port Town
send Southern railroad.
The tax levy in Whitman county for
current expenses this year will be
about 16 mills and 3.6 mills additional
to raise funds to pay warrant indebted
ness. .. .
The foreign exportation of lumber
from Gray's harbor for the first eight
months of 1897 has exceeded the entire
foreign trade from the harbor" for the
year 1896 by 100 per oent. The exports
from . Gray's harbor for 1896 were:
Eleven cargoes of lumber, aggregating
8,600,000 feet, valued at $30,563;
,000,000 feet of this amount being
shipped to Mexioo, while , Japan, the
Fiji islands and the South Sea islands
eaoh received one cargo of 600,000 feet.
The shipments from Gray's harbor for
eight months of 1897 are 7,857,000 feet
of lumber, valued at $75,000. The
trade with Mexico for eight months of
1897 was 4,472,000 feet, or more than
twice as much as the entire trade for
1896. The trade with Honolulu for
eight months is 1,880,000; while In 4
A Resume of Events in
1896 they had no Honolulu trade.
THE RUSH TOTHE NORTH. :. ,
Nearly 9,000 Men Started for the Klon
dike in Two Months.
' , Tacoma, Oct. 19. The railroad com- ,
panies have for the past month had a
man at work compiling statistics of the
amount of business done between the
Sound and Alaska during the rush in
cident to the gold , excitement. ; Ac
cording to these figures, which have
been very oarefully gathered and veri
fied. 1,248 persons took passage for
St. Michaels, and 7,628 went to Wran
gel, Juneau, Skaguay and Dyea, be
tween July 17 and September 11. . '
Duringfthis same period, 12,000 tons
of freight were shipped to St. Michaels,
and aboutj 24,000 tons to the four above
named , lower ports. ;; This includes
business done ; at British Columbian:
port. .....v'. ' .':
In addition to the large passenger,
and : freight list, 3,860 mules and
horses were shipped north, 1,116 head
of beef and other cattle, as weft as over
2,000 dogs. The report closes with a-'
note, which says: "In the above figures
nothing is, included fro. n outside the
Sound district. Probably, if Portland
and San. Francisco freight and passen
gers were included, it would nearly
double the already almost incredible .
figures of 86,000 tons of frieght and -8,876
passengers moved to the north
inside of two months." ; ' r
Of the passengers that have returned, '
the report says:
1 "The number cannot so far be ascer
tained, as many have gone to Portland
and San Franoisoo direct, but a fair es-
timate of the number that will reach
their final destination this winter is as
follows: Of the 1,200 who embarked
for St Miohaels, not more than 400
could possibly reaoh the diggings by
way of the river, with the limited
means of transportation ; then on the
river. About 800 will ; be spattered
along the river banks to a point 1,000 .
miles or so from the mouth. The re
mainder will1 either winter at St. Mi
chaels or return on the boats now at
that port. Of the 8,000 that took pas
sage for lower ports, not to exceed 8,
500 have succeeded in getting away
from the lakes, and about 25 per cent
of this number will fail to reach the
Klondike diggings by reason of mishaps
on the rivers and frost o ertaking
them. "V; ; ' :''''' . f .;;' ';'''
r,"So far, over 2,000 persons have re
turned to the Sound, and a conservative
estimate I think would be that fully
as many more will reach the Sound
by the middle of November; of which
number, unfortunately 75 per cent will'
be flat broke. '"':::.;..';.;.;?;;"...:' '
"As several thousand tons of provi
sions got up the river, and as there
was a reasonably fair supply for the
wants of the miners before the present
excitement, I see no reason why we
should look for any famine, as, accord
ing to the figures of my report, not to
exceed 8,500 new miners will reach
the diggings this year, and 80 per cent
of these will have provisions enough
to last them for six or nine months. at '
least.' So, what with the provisions
from Portland and San .Francisco; I '
think the stories told about 'mineia
starving are not founded on fact.''--,
CHAS A. DANA DEAD.
Thai Veteran Editor Passed . Away
Bis Long- Island Home-
New York, Oct. 19. Charles A,
Dana, editor of the New York Sun,
died at 12:30 this afternoon, at Glen
cove, Long Island.
Mr. Dana's death had been expected
for several hours, and his family and
physicians all sat at his bedside when
the end came. His condition had been
such for several hours that members of
his family had kept themselves in con
stant readiness to go to his bedside at
any moment. On Saturday morning he
had a relapse, and it was apparent that
recovery was impossible. Several times,
however, he rallied, but toward night
began to sink. During the night there
were feeble rallies, but they did not last
long. This morning it was seen that
the end 'was but a few hours off, and
bis attendants remained almost con
stantly at hia bedside. ' The end came
The extreme heat of Friday and Sat
urday had much to do with hastening
his death. . On Friday, Mr. Dana
showed signs of distress, and everything
possible was done to relieve him. He
had been weakened by his long illness,
and during the summer was several
times thought to be on . the verge of
fatal collapse, but each time rallied.
He did not improve much with the
coming cool weather, and the sinking
spells became more frequent. ,- On Fri
day, Mr. Dana was able to take only
the lightest nourishment, and this con
Paul Dana and his sisters, Mrs. Dra
per, Mrs. Underbill and Mrs. Brannan
were at his home on Saturday morning,
and were warned to remain there. They
were at the bedside when death came.
The cause ef Mr. Dana's death was
cirrhosis of the liver. On June 9 he
was at his office, apparently strong and
healthy. The next day he was taken
ill, and never afterwards visited New
York. He was 78 years old. v
Preparations for the burial have not
yet been completed. : ,
'' Canadian Independence. '
Montreal, Oct. 19. An organization
known as the Canadian ; Independence
Club has issued a manifesto stating that
the time had come for Canada to throw
oS its connection with England.