The Hooc River G XX r i lacier. "Ml It's a Cold Day When We Get Left. 1 NO. 24. t VOL. IX. HOOD RIVER, OREGON, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1897. r GURRENI EVENTS OF THE DAY Epitome of the Telegraphic News of the World. . . TERSE TICKS FROM THE WIRES Vn Interesting Collection of Items From '' the New and the Old World In Condensed and Comprehensive Form Great excitement has been caused in 'i Caracas by the discovery of a plot to t start a revolution in Venezuela in order to prevent the meeting of congress. Five hundred arrests have been made. The largest cargo of wheat ever load ed in a vessel on Puget sound was ' placed on the steamer Glenfarg in Ta 1 1 coma, which cleared for St. Vincent. The cargo consisted of 170,480 bush- els of wheat, valued at $140,000. The Ottoman government has notified the powers that it objects to the appoint ment of Colonel Schaeffer, an officer in the army of Luxemburg, as provisional commissioner of the powers for the island of Crete. The German govern ment supports the objection of Turkey. The Spanish government signed con tracts last week with an important firm of British shipbuilders, by which it acquires some cruisers fitted with qtiick-fire guns, which , the firm had nearly completed . for another govern ment, whose consent, presumably, Spain has seoured by this arrangement. .' The steamship Milwaukee sailed from New Orleans for Liverpool with the .! largest cargo of cotton, if not the largest general ' cargo, ever floated. It con sisted of 23,850 bales of cotton; 80,200 bushels' of grain; 88,850 pieces of staves; 2,800 oars; her entire cargo be ing equal to 26,000 bales of cotton. Boys oelebrating Hallowe'en at Fort , Branch, Ind., started a fire which de , stroyed Odd , Fellows' hall, the Foit Branoh Times offloe, six business houses and several dwellings. Total loss, 1350,000. --In the course of the fire 80 pounds of dynamite exploded, causing much damage to surrounding property. The Farmers' Alliance warehouse, in Genesee, Idaho, was burned with its contents, 100,000 bushels of grain. " The warehouse was full lo overflowing, and 90,000 bushels were stored, outside, considerable of which will be saved. It is thought that most of the grain was insured. . The flames originated from an engine. Much surpirse and ill feeling has been occasioned in official circles in Madrid by the statement in the ac counts of "the demonstration in Havana ' on Friday, which preoeded General ' Weyler's embarkation, that he hud de clared while addressing the deputation that he had been recalled in obedience to the wishes of the rebels and the de mands of the United States. The British ship Moreton, which left Tacoma about three months ago for . Delagba bay, South Africa, went ashore on the shore of Lorenzo Marques, on the California coast. The news was received at the Merchant's Exchange, San Francisco. It is announoed that the vessel was in a bad position, and that the' water was flowing into her , hold. It was expected, however, that she would be floated at .the next high tide. "The vessel was loaded with lumber. ... " ' " It is understood that the diet of the Greater Republic of Central America has refused to agree with Secretary Sherman in support of the arguments put forward in Bupport of the appoint ment of Captain William L. Merry, of San Francisco, as minister of the Cni- - ted States to Nicaragua, Costa Eica and Salvador. It is claimed in Managua that this step was taken to force the United States, if possible, to fully recognize the diet, although it claimed that that body may. be over turned any day by a successful revolu tion in Nicaragua, Costa Rica or Sal vador, or by the withdrawal from it of any of the presidents governing the state he represents. The reply of the diet will probably be forwarded to the .United States state department. The Union knitting mill, in Hudson, N. J. , was destroyed by fire, and many of the 600 persons employed in the mill :.. had narrow escapes from death. Ihe loss is over $200,000, and the insurance $100,000. , A dispatch from Simla, India, says a cyclone struck the town of Chittagong, in the Bengal presidency. Half of the houses of that place were demolished, all the roads in it? vicinity were blocked, and several vessels sunk. The statute under which for several, years the police department of Denver has at will seized, confiscated and de stroyed gambling implements, was de clared by Judge Allen in the district court to be unconstitutional, and in conflict with the federal statutes. There is a movement on fqot to con- solidate the wire manufactories of the United States into a single corporation, r" with a oapital of $100,000,000. To evade the anti-trust law, the wire in dustries will surrender their independ ence, and sell their plants to a new organization for oaeh at an apraised , value, the money to be furnished by a syndioate of New York bankers. Pierpont Morgan ii said to be at the bead of the scheme. SOLD . UPON THE BLOCK. Reorganization Committee Gets the Union Pacific ' Omaha, Nov. 3. The Union Pacific road proper, including buildings and all that goes to operate the system, was this morning sold to the organization committee for $53,528,682.76. The amount does not include the sinking fund in the hands of the government, and taking it to be $4,036,400, the amount stated in the government dec ree covering the sale of the road, the total paid for the property is $57,664, 932.76. There were 'no other bidders and the road went to the reorganiza tion committee without any opposition. The sale of the road was in itself one of the most tame and uninteresting per formances possible to imagine. It was advertised to take place in front of the Union Pacific freighthouse, at : 11 o'clock, and it was just one minute after that time when Master in Chan cery Cornish, who was to act as auc tioneer, took bis place in front of the Ninth-street entrance. For over an hour a crowd had been gathering to witness the sale, and it was only with great difficulty that Cor nish was able to get sufficient room to enable him to work. He finally jammed himself back into the corner of the doorway . and prepared for business. The crowd was packed so closely around the doorway and up in front of the building that members of the reorgan ization committee, men who came out to buy the road,were unable to see any thing or hear a word of what was going on. They were compelled to stand back in the hallway, from which one of the members occasionally poked out his face just to see that all was well. . Cornish carried under his arm a large portfolio. He nntied the strings and drew forth a number of papers. Selecting one of these he replaced trie others, and, holding it out, said: "Gentlemen, I am hereto sell cer tain railroad properties in pursuance Of a decree of the United States circuit court I will now read a description of the property to be sold, and when I have finished reading I will be prepared to receive bids." Here followed the notice of the sale, which was very long. He began the reading of the notice, and, as he said, did not read it so that many people could hear. Close to his left stood Lawyer Greer with a copy of the notice in his hand, and ho followed the read ing of the master in chancery very closely. ' The reading of the notice took an even 40 minutes. ' Cornish then drew forth a small doc ument, and without announcing its nature, began to read. It was a pro test from Receiver Trumbull, of the Union Pacific, Denver & Gulf road, against the sale without the othpr Un ion Pacific properties of the Cheyenne & Northern road, and the line that is claimed by both theDenver & Gulf and the Union Pacific. After reading this notice Cornish said: "I am now ready to receive bids for the railroad property, the description of which I have just read." .There was a moment's silence, and then General Fitzgerald said: "I bid $39,883,281.87 in the name of Louis Fitzgerald and A. W. Kreich, purchasing trustees." There was another pause and Cornish said: . . , "Are there any more bids?"' There was none and the master con tinued: "I will receive bids for the sale of the bonds the description of which I have read: General Fitzgerald replied: " , "I bid in behalf of Louis Fitzgerald and A.W. Kreich, purchasing trustees, the sum of $13,645,250.89. Cornish opened his mouth to say "Are there any mow bids?" when a voice from the crowd called loudly: "Wait a moment, Mr. Cornish. What are the amounts of those bide? I cannot hear " them," and General Cowan, the government attorney, pushed his way through the crowd .with great difficulty. The sale stopped for a moment as General Cowan strug gled to the side of Cornish. He was shown the amount of the bids and made a note of them. - Cornish again said: , :"Are there any more bids?" - There was not a sound, and the mas ter oontinued: . ' "As there are no more bids i declare the property of which I have just read a description sold to Louis Fitzgerald and Alvin W. Kreich, purchasing trustees, they having made the highest and the only bid." " This is all there was to the entire sale. Tne members 6f the committee had nothing to say after the transaction was over. : A Pioneer's Bones. Dubuque, la., Nov. 8. The bones of Julian Dubuque, with those of two In dian chiefs, unearthed a few weeks ago by the builders of a monument upon his grave, have been deposited in a stone sarcophagus within the monu ment. Dubuque ' was the first white settler west of the Mississippi river, and was known to the Indians as Little Cloud. ' - ' i The Durrant Case. Washington, Nov. 8. Attorney-General Fitzgerald, of California, today submitted a motion to dismiss or affirm in the oase of W. H. Ti Durrant. The case involves the proceedings against Durrant for murder. The case was taken under advisement. Hermann Liebes Refutes Chamberlain's Charges. OBJECTIONS UNREASONABLE Pribyloff Islands Are the Property of the United States May Be Diffi cult Matter to Settle. London, Nov. 2. Hermann Liebes, of tjie North American Commercial Company, and one ot the lessees of the Pribyloff islands, has made a statement in refutation of the charges put forward by Mr. Chamberlain, secretary of state for the colonies, in his recent dispatch to Secretary Sherman. Liebes says in part: ' ' "There can be no doubt whatever that the Pribyloff islands are legitimate ly owned by the United States, and the United States, had an undoubted right to grant a lease of the seal fisher ies upon the islands to the highest bid der, viz: my company, and there can be no further doubt that the United States government ' lias an absolute right to give the lessees permission to kill every seal frequenting the rooker ies. If America were to exeroise its right to kill off all the seals upon Pribyloff islands, the whole seal herd would be exterminated in less than a week, and pelagic sealing in Behring sea would be brought to a summary end. The object of America, however, is to preserve and not to exterminate the seals, though we may be ultimately driven in self-defense to kill off the seals, as. under present conditions, sealing is not profitable. "What was desired by America and the lessees of Pribyloff islands is that all parties interested, both in land and ocean sealing, without a moment's loss of time, confer with the view of seeing whether or not some arrangement can be made by which, by fair and equit able terms by both parties, the heard can be protected. I do not myself be lieve that any solution can be found which does not include as one of its terms the absolute prohibition of all pelagio sealing. "This ought not to be a difficult mat ter to arrange, having regard to what I assert as an . undoubted fact, viz: that pelagio sealing is not and cannot be, under the present conditions, profitable. A great deal has been said about Russia and Japan. It is suggested that, as they were not parties to the Paris treaty and are not bound by any regu lations, and are said to be concerned only in the seal fishreies of the western : nd not of the eastern coast of the North Pacific, their presenoe at any conference would be out of place and would be only-desired by America to secure from these countries a majority voie against British interests. The whole objection to Russia and Japan being represented at any conference is, I venture to think, most unreasonable. There is no question of voting in the matter; the conference is merely held with the view of arriving, if possible, at some solution by which the herd shall be saved from extermination, but so many difficulties and delays arise that I very much fear that by the time the conference has been held, there will be no seals to confer about." FIGHT IN A COURTROOM. A District Attorney Is Stabbed by an Francisco, Nov. 2. A special to the Call from Redding, Cal., says that a sensational stabbing affray took place within the bar of the Modoc courtroom, at Alturas, Wednesday. District At torney Raker was stabbed with a pocket-knife by ex-Judge Harris five times During the progress of a trial in the superior court, Raker and Harris got into a wordy altercation, in which there were mutual insinuations of im morality. In the midst of the disor der, Raker rushed at Harris, striking out at the latter, and staggering him with a blow on the head. Harris then lunged at Raker with an open poclietknife, striking Raker five times, inflicting a wound at each thrust, lay ing open his cheek and inflicting a se vere scalp wound. It is probable that the district attorney will recover. Counterfeit Silver Dollars. St. Louis, Nov. 2. Counterfeit dol lars of greater weight and fineness than those turned out from Uncle Sam's mint are the latest in the counterfeit er's art. - For the last week St. Louis bank tellers have been accepting the counterfeits in question without hesi tation. It was only when they reached the St. Louis subtreasury, that their spurious character was detected. United States Treasuar Small sent one to the director of the mint for assay. Aocording to Colonel Small, the coin weighs 18 grains more than the genu ine, which weighs 412 grains. Its fineness is 94 per cent, while that of the genuine is but 90 per cent. End of a Hay Ride, Mount Pleasant, Pa., Nov. 2. Dur ing a hay ride last night a wagon con taining 13 couples was upset, and all t ie members more or less injured. Five were dangerously hurt. , The party W8 composed of y oung people. 'BLANCO NOW REIGNS. The New Captain-General Issues a Proclamation. Havana, Nov. 8. On the arrival of General Blanco, the new captain-general, the streets and the vessels in the harbors were gaily decorated. The wharves were ; crowded with people, and the troops and volunteers lined the thoroughfares from the landing stage to the palace. When Marshal Blanco arrived at the palace he was met by the civil and military authorities and by commissioners representing the va rious political parties, a id then pro ceeded to the hall of conferences, where, in accordance , with the ritual and ceremonies customary on suoh oc casions, he took the oath of fidelity to Spain. . ' , Marshal Blanco had issued the fol lowing proclamation to the inhabitants of Cuba: "I am again among you in good will and a sincere desire to serve the gen eral welfare and to establish a lasting peace. I shall follow broad policy in my endeavor to restore fraternity among all of Cuba's inhabitants. I am sincere in my intention to inaugurate a new government polioy, the object of which will be to secure and preserve peace. : "I hope you will all salute and em brace the Spanish flag, throwing aside all prejudices and discarding alliance with those who are staining the coun try with blood. ' 1 "Clemency awaits all who observe the laws, but however regretable jt may be, I shall rigoronsly fight those who obstinately or ungratefully con tinue to carry on war." The following proclamation has been issued by Marshal Blanco to the armed forces of the island: "I desire to express my admiration for you who in two years of liard cam paigning have always bravely fought the infamous revolution. This I soon expect to suppress through your heioic efforts, and with the concurrence of the whole country, whioh will unhesitat ingly side with us to fight the victims of hallucinations, who aspire only to what must bring complete destruction, and which offers as the only compensa tion treason to the history of their race or the sale . of their country to for eigners. "Let there be war, therefore, on the stubborn enemies of the Spanish peo ple and protection for those who ask the clemency of Spain; and let this war, which dishonors us and is mak ing us penniless, be vigorously prose cuted." - There is no reference to autonomy in either proclamation, and both have produced a bad effect among all sym pathizers with the insurrection. , Marshal Blanco when formally as suming his new functions at the palace) said to the deputations of the conserva tive, autonomists and reformist parties that in order to obtain peace through the new polioy it would be necessary for all political parties to unite. He made no overtures of autonomy, nor did he express any preference for any of the Cuban politioal parties. THE INDIAN OF OLD.- A Creek Murderer Like the Hero of a Dime Novel. Chelsea, L T., Nov. 8. Today John Watka, the Creek Indian who shot Jonas Deer, another member of his own tribe, was legally executed for the crime. The men were rivals for the hand of the same girl, and fought at a dance at whioh she was present, to decide who should gain her. Watka killed Deer and . afterwards married the Indian maiien. ' Ssveral days prior to the trial prepa rations for his wife's future welfare were completed, and the pang of part ing over, Watka set out alone to the public execution grounds. 'In due time he arrived the orowd was in waiting. The prisoner assumed his position on bended knees, with arms tied behind and a blindfold over his eyes. The rifle was placed in the hands of a keen marksman; there was a sharp' crack, and the white spot marked over the heart was discolored with the spurting blood caused by the deadly bullet. Late this summer Watka went to Kansas City with a baseball : team of his fellow reds and played a game at one of the parks. He had ample oppor tunity to escape, but returned to the territory of his own accord that his sen tence might be carried out. DR. HIRSCHFELDER'S CURE Oxytuberoulln 'Will Be Distributed " Free. San Franoisco, Not. 2. It is pro posed by the Cooper medical college and persons who are convinced of the effic acy of Dr. Hirschfelder'soxytubersulin in the treatment of consumption to manufacture the compound for free dis trbution. No definite plans have been deoided upon, but it is thought that the best chanels of distribution will be the health departments of the oities and publio hospitals. Dr. Hirschfelder has given his sanction to the movement, and will reserve no proprietary rights. Dr. Reilly, of the Chicago health de partment, has written to Dr. Hirsch felder, stating that he hopes soon to be able to use the consumption cure for the benefit of vhe poor of this city. Switzerland has just decided to make insurance against acoident and ikkness compulsory on all citizens.. IS OPEN TO II Government's Recent Order Creates No Monopoly. A FORMAL PROTEST RECEIVED Intention of the Order Is to Protect Life and Property in the Territory Any Legitimate Business May Operate. Washington, Nov. 1. Senator Mc- Bride, of Oregon, saw the secretray cf war and the president today regarding , the report that the new military reser-vation-in Alaska would create a mon opoly for the two transportation com panies now operating between that ter ritory and points in the United States. He was assured there was no such in tention in the order; that no one would be excluded from the territory or pre vented from engaging in any business on the reservations. Secretary Alger said he would telegraph the chamber of commerce of Tacoma to that effect. The intention of the order was solely that of protecting life and property in the territory, and any company or per son entering the territory would be given the same rights and privileges allowed companies or persons already ipeating there. : . Senator MoBride said he had no loubt there would be no trouble for any persons operating in Alaska, and the assurances of the president and secre tary were sufficient to quiet all appre hensions that might be felt either in Oregon or Washington. !." ' The first formal protest against the creation of the St. Michaels military reservation reached the war department from Tacoma as follows: . "Hon. Secretary of War We ask for a reconsideration of your order setting ipart a military reservation at St. Michaels, believing that should it Jtand it must work to the detriment of thousands of our citizens and give a monopoly to the two companies now located there. ! ;-; "Citizens' Committee, Tacoma, "By George Brown, Secretary." Secretary ..Alger made the following reply: ..' "Telegram received. The military reservation at St. Michaels was estab lished in the interests of the security of life and -property, the preservation of order and the protection of legiti mate'businees interests. No monopoly was given or intended to any company or persons. Any proper company or persbn who desires to oonduct a legiti mate business there will, on applica tion to the war department jbe given permission to do so." HE'S A FINE BOY. A Prinoetonian Conies to the House . of Grover. Princeton, N. J., Nov. 1. A son was born to the household of Grover Cleve land, the former president of the United States, at noon today. It is said that the new-comer resembles his parents in point of good health, but neither Mother Cleveland nor the threa family, physicians will say anything in regard to the new-comer other than that he is getting along nicely and is a fine boy. All the afternoon Mr. Cleve land has received at his home the many callers who wished to pay their respects to him in honor of the occasion. Prince ton undergraduates have taken a great interest in the new Princetonian. On the college bulletin board in front of Reunion hall was posted this notice: "Grover Cleveland, jr., arrived to day at 12 o'clock. Will enter Prince ton in the class of 1916, and will play center rush on the championship foot ball teams of '16, '17, '18 and '19." The Stage Upset. Denver, Nov. 1. News has just reached here that on Tuesday a stage having 18 passengers was upset three miles from the new mining town of Grand Encampment, Wyo., and as 'a result three men are lying at Saratoga at the point of death, and a dozen more are quite badly injured. The following, is a list of the more seriously injured: Thomas Saunders, head crushed, arm and leg broken? not expected to recover. Charles Cum ming, driver, head and shoulders crushed; thought to be fatal. Captain Charles O'Connell, severe spinal in juries. The, acoident was caused by reckless drivings The passengers were mining experts and representatives of mining syndicates. N . Andree's Balloon" Sighted. Christiana, Nov.' 1. Dispatches re ceived here from the land of Vardoe, in the Arotic , ooean, say the public there is fully convinced of the truth of the report that a whaling ship sighted Professor Andree's balloon floating, September 28, near Prince Charles promontory, Spitzbergen. The news has caused considerable depression among the friends of Professor Andree. Brakmo, the Arctic explorer, pro poses to sail for Prince Charles prom ontory in order to investigate the story told by the crew of the whaler. Cap tain Sverdderup, of Dr. Nansen's ex ploring ship Fram, does not believe the report of the sighting of Andree'a bal loon ii correct. ' TROUBLE IN HAYTI. Arrest of a German Brings Down the Wrath of the Kaiser. :. ,:' . Port au Prince, Hayti, Nov. 2. Seri ous trouble has arisen between Hayti and Germany. The German minister to this republic, Cdunt Schwerein, has hauled down his flag and, according to current report, three German warships are expected here to back up the ulti matum of the minister, demanding an indemnity for the alleged illegal arrest and imprisonment of a German citizen. . The affair has oaused considerable in citement among the native population, and some of the people have threatened to kill the German minister and all the Germans in the place and vicinity. ' The affair grew out of the arrest a fe.v weeks ago of a German named Linders. The Germans say that a rlozen policemen'" entered Linder's house and arrested one of his servants. Mr. Linders went to the central police headquarters to complain against this action of the polioe, but was himself arrested, charged with assaulting and attempting to murder police officers in the execution of their duty. Linders was condemned to pay a fine of $400 and to undergo one month's imprison ment, and was taken to jail. Claim ing he was innocent, Linders demanded and obtained a second trial, and was condemned to pay a fine of $500, and was sentenced to one year's imprison ment. The German minister tele graphed to Berlin for instructions and giving details of the case. On October 17, the German minister went to the president of Hayti and demanded, in the name of the German emperor, that Linders be set at liberty, and also de manded for 1 every day he spent in prison, 23 in all, an indemnity of $1,000 in gold, adding that for every day Linders was kept a prisoner after that notification he (the German min ister) would demand an indemnity of $5,000 in gold. At first, the Haytian president re-. fused to grant the German minister's demand, and Mr, Linders remained six . days longer in prison. This caused the German minister to notify the Haytian' government that as Linders had not been freed, he had hauled down his flag and had sent the archives of the German legation to the legation of the United States,-thus breaking off all re lations with the Haytian government. 'This caused great excitement, and dis turbances would have occurred had they not been avoided by sending Lin ders,. who was threatened with lynch ing, on board a steamer bound for New York, from which port he was to leave for Germany. It is said the German minister, on the arrival of the war ships, will insist on the payment of the indemnity demanded as a result of the imprisonment of Mr. Linders. IN A BURNING MINE. . Six Men Lost Their Lives In a Dlsastes atj Soranton. Soranton, Pa., Nov. 2. The, worst mine disaster in the Lackawana or Wyoming coal fields since the Twin shaft horror at Pittston, over a year ago, was developed in the fire which gutted the river stope of the Delaware & Hudson Company's Vonsterch mine in this city today Six men were suffo cated by smoke. The dead are: Thomas Hill, John Farrell, John Francis Moran, Mike Walsh, John McDonnell, Thomas Pad-, den. . - : ' : The stope extends down through three vein". The missing men were at-workinthe deck and surafce veins, the former 100 and the latter 60 feet from the surface. They had but two avenues of escape. The shorter route was by way of the stope, which was a sea of flames for nearly 12 hours, and is yet burning near its foot, and the other route was via crosscuts to the . gangways which led to an air shaft, nearly a mile from the spot where the men were working. Fire kept them out of the stope, and the smoke which backed out and into all the workings prevented escape through the crosscuts. The supposition is that the men were suffooated. Chief Hickey, of the Soranton fire department, and eight firemen, narrowly escaped death in the stope. ' ' Joe Yamaski, one of the seven men , entombed in the mine, was rescued at 10 o'clock tonight. The bodies of the others were afterwards found and brought to the surface. HIS HANDS WENT UP. But He Had a Gun and a Highwayman Had a Narrow Escape. Tacoma, Nov.. 2. -A shot from a large revolver came near ending the existence of a would-be highway robber last night, and, had the aim of John O'Kieff only been a little more accur ate, the coroner would have had a job today. Mr. O'Kieff is a stranger to the coast, and yesterday received a large sum of money through a local bank. As he was going to his lodging-house about 9 o'clock last night, when near Wright Park, two men, both masked, commanded him to throw up his hands. This command he obeyed, but with a gun. The close call one of the robbers had is shown by his hat, which was found. - 7 There is a bullet hole through the 'crown, and it is powder burned. . ' - The new Chinese mint at Canton coined more 1 than 14,000,000 ten-eent piece last ylar. -4.