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It's a Cold Day When We Get Left.
VOL. IX. HOOD RIVER, OREGON, FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 1898. NO. 33.
Epitome of the Telegraphic
News of the World.
TERSE TICKS FROM THE WIRES
v in Interesting Collection of Items From
. ... Jhe New and tho Old World In a
Condensed and Comprehensive Form
The sultan is1 negotiating for the
building of . a first-class armored
The steamer Concho has arrived in
New York from Havana? with 968 bales
of Cuban tobacco.
The English engineers anounoe that
they have plenty of funds and intend
to continue their strike. ,
It is reported that the Afridis are
assembling in tribal council, with a
view to concluding peace.
Eight of the principal buildings in
Lebanon, Tenn., were destroyed by
fire Thursday night, with a lows of
The death rate of Chicago for the
year was 14 in the thousand, the lowest
recorded for any city of over 200,000 in
habitants. ' ' ;
... The British bark Taymount, - bound
from Liverpool for San Francisco, ia
now 224 days Overdue, and her owners
have given her up. '.'
John Williams, at Marseilles, O. , at
tacked Mrs. Flint and cut her so badly
with a knife that she is hot expected to
live. He then fatally cut himself.
British bark Samaritan, from San
Francisco, arrived in Liverpool consid
erably damaged from a hurricane
which she encountered December 22.
Walter Gregory and PhiliptMcNeUy
were instantly killed by a switching
engine on the track in the yard of the
Murden Boiler Works at Philadelphia:
A thief stole $4,000 worth of jewelry
from the house of Volnoy Mullett, pres
ident of the Indiana National bank, of
Indianapolis, while the family were at
dinner. " ,
Joseph Lockley, clerk of the manager
' of,the McHenry Estate Association, has
disappeared from New York, after se
curing several thousand dollars by
A fortnightly steamer servioe be
tween ; this coast and Australia will
commence in February, the Canadian
Pacific line and the Oceanic line alter
nating their sailing dates.
French bark Lombard, from Mobile,
Ala., sunk while entering the port o:
Cette, France. Five of the crew, in
cluding the captain, were drowned,
- and eight were saved, .:i
Mrs. Sarah McGovorn, wife of one
of the wealthiest residents of Rankin,,
Pa., was shot and killed at her home
Friday night, and her husband has
been arrested for murder.
A new law went into effect on the
first of the year in Massachusetts, pro
viding that not over 30 per cent of the
inmates of any penal institution in
the state shall be employed in any one
Bailie and Waldo Orem, children,
were asphyxiated by coal gas at their
home in Leipsio, O.
The barge Canistee, which , went
adrift off Cape Cod,' has been found in
Barnstable bay, with all the crew well.
The Auditorium at Kansas City; re
cently burned, will be rebuilt at once,
and will be 'ready for occupancy Sep-
tember 1.' ' '
In a saloon row between Kentucky
mountaineers at Manchester, , Will
Burdy, James Philpot and Bob Gregory
were killed. .
Veins of gilsonite of sufficient size to
Warrant development have been dis
covered on Willow oreek in the Middle
M. Tunakoshi, Japanese vice-oonsul
at San Francisoo, has been . hurriedly
recalled to Tokio. It was thought he
would be secretary to the legation at
The French embassy at Washington
denies that M, Maillard passed through
Washington en route to Cuba to invest
igate for his government the conditions
on the island. '
Jacob Stryer and wife were cremated
in their burning farmhouse in Fayetta
county,' Pennsylvania. Within 48
hours, six others burned to death ' in
Frederick Walsen, state treasurer of
Colorado, was married to Miss Emma
Storck, aged 25. After the war, Wal
sen's broken health was nursed back by
the bride's mother.
Fire destroyed the large pipe organ
in the Great Northern hotel, Chicago,
entailing a loss of $20,000. Although
the fire was confined entirely to the
organ, it sent out such clouds of smoke
that many of the guests became
alarmed, and a serious panic was nar
rowly averted. , .
The burgomaster of Wiescbowitz, a
suburb of Prague, has been arrested.
Many compromising papers concerning
the recent riots in Prague were found
in his possession. It is alleged that he
assisted in placing the bomb under the
German schoolhouse at Wiescbowitz,
which the Czechs attacked and at
tempted to demolish recently. . ,
Katherine Kidder's father says she
will retire from the stage.
Countess Castellane, formerly Anna
Gould, has given birth to a son.
The British cruiser Leander and the
torpedo-destroyer Virago have left San
Diogo for Esquimalt.
O. H. MoBra, Southern express agent
at Brunswick, Ga., embezzled $14,000.
He stood high socially.
Eosa Medici, aged 9, was burned to
death near Los Angeles. A spark from
a grate ignited her dress.
Ed L. Parker tried to kill C. J.
Sheets and wife, in Los Angeles, and
then committed suicide. Parker was
infatuated with Mrs. Sheets.
John Bergman, who lost bis money
on the Chioago board of trade, com
mitted suicide in Now York, leaving
his body to a medical college.
Leutgert's attorneys, unable to secure
a stenographer at state expense, are
taking down the trial in long hand,
whioh may continue it for months. ?
Sam Turner, a dying negro, was
lynched at Kingstree, S. C. He killed
Deputy Poaton Christmas eve, and dur
ing the shooting reoeived a mortal
Gladstone celebrated his 88th birth
day. He -received many congratula
tions at Cannes. His health is im
proving, though he is suffering from
Henry Oliver Goldsmith, a Wall
street broker, is wanted for stealing a
$3,000 check, belonging to Oaoar' Weis
ner, of Brqoklyn. His victims are said
to be many.
Many collieries in Silesia are provid
ed with bombs filled with compressed
oxygen for use in oases of accident or
entrance into old galleries, where the
air is foul. .-
; Lee Fat out the throat qf Lee Tong,
in San Francisco's Chinatown. The
murderer was caught in the act by an
officer. Passengers on a street car wit
nessed the orime.
The 10-year-old daughter of Simon
Barringer was accidentally killed at
Glenbair, Cal., by her brother, two
years older, in a playful struggle for
possession of a gun .
By the will of Mrs. Henrietta R.
Files Baker, $2,000,000 is bequeathed
to the Pennsylvania hospital, contin
gent upon the death of the son and
daughter of the testatrix without issue.
Mrs. Elizabeth Ellidge, . aged . 83
years, is dead in Breokin ridge. Mo.
She was the mother of 12 children and
had 87 grandchildren, 40 great grand
children and 50 great-great-grandchildren.
' . . V
An imperial deoree has been gazetted
in Vienna, authorizing the government
during the prorogation of parliament
to levy taxes and provide for state ex
penditures from January 1 to June U0
Miss Jennie Edwards, aged 19, and
A. R. MoMasters, members of wealthy
families residing near Hopkins., Mo.,
were killed in a runawav. Miss Ed
Wards' skull was crushed by striking a
Judge Woffard, of Kansas City,
stopped a tilt between lawyers by re
marking:' "Hereafter when lawyers
talk about fighting in this court, I
shall adjourn court, and let them fight
i't out." . .,, .
: An engine and a caboose on the Chi
cago, Hammond & Western left the
track while crossing a bridge over Salt
creek, two miles north of Legrange,
111., and plunged into eight feet of wa
ter.' Six men were injured.
' Farmer Lawrence Walters, of Cass
county, Mich., buried $2,500 in green
backs and $4,000 in government bonds,
notes, mortgages, etc., beneath the floor
of his barn some months ago. - Robbers
dug up the treasure and disappeared.
Professor Willard. B. Rising, dean of
the college of chemistry, university of
California, has been appointed member
of the American committee for the
third international convention of ap
plied chemistry, to be held in Vienna
Gustav Thelan, president of the El
Reno, O. 1 T., Stock Exchange' bank;
Michael Eschoff, cashier; Charles A.
Newman, assistant cashier, and Louis
Eschoff, a member of the board of di
rectors, were arrested for receiving de
posits 'when the bank was known to be
insolvent. : : ..
'. Nellie Johnson, a Kansas City ne
gress, was chopped to death with a
hatchet by her husband. . Near by
stood a horse and an express wagon, in
whioh were ropes tied to a heavy
tone. It had been the intention of
the murderer to throw. his viotim into
the river. ; -
The San Francisoo Miners' Associa
tion will prepare resolutions in favor
of the oreation of the cabinet office of
secretary of mines and mining for adop
tion by the American institute of min
ing engineers and federations of miners
throughout the East. Representatives
Loud and Newlands favor the scheme.
Abe Balm and -. his two brothers,
well-to-do farmers,- lived near West
Point. When their father died, a few
days ago, it was claimed he had starved
to death. The sons refuse! to pay the
expenses of his burial. Last night a
mob marched to the home of the broth
ers and called for Abe. The brothers
opened fire. The mob returned the
fire, and Abe was mortally wounded.
The farmers will not countenance the ar
rest of the mob leaders.
Winter Wheat Promises a
AHEAD OF LAST YEAR'S ACREAGE
Best Showing Is Made by Fanific Coast
States Available Surplus Now on
Hand, 315,000,000 Bushels. ,.
New York. Jan. 6. The speoial crop
report of the New , York Journal of
Commerce and Commercial Bulletin
says: Final returns make the area of
winter wheat 20,663,000 acres, as com
pared with 23,980,000 acres harvested
last year, an increase of 11.4 per cent.
The increase in California, Oregon
and Washington ia 4 5 per cent, the
approximate acreage being 8,969,000,
as against 8,789,000 aores last year.
There has been a material increase in
wheat seeding in the Southern states,
due to the low prioe of cotton. Favor
able weather during December improved
the condition of wheat. The present
average is' 87.8 per cent, as against 84.1
per cent last month. In the six prin
cipal states east of the Rooky mountains
the improvement has been more notice
able. The oondit'ion in those states
now is 84.8 per cent, as compared with
79.5 per cent December 21.
On the Pacific coast plant life is in
nearly perfect condition. The average
for .Oregon is 99; Washington, 98, and
California, 96. The average, for the
three states is 96.6 percent, as com
pared with 94.8 last month. Unfavor
able results of drought and late seeding
have been partially counteracted by
favorable weather during the past two
months. The temperature has been
below the normal, and there has been
no urgent need of snow protection. No
damage is reported from ice or freezing.
The condition at 87.8 per cent is
equivalent to about 14.6 bushels per
acre, indicating an aggregate (winter
wheat yield at date in the neighborhood
of 890,000,000 bushels. .
. According to the January returns,
there are 240,000,000 bushels of wheat
held on farms, which is 41.4 percent of
last year's production. : On the corre
sponding date last year there were held
in the same position 1 90000,000 bush
els. ' Of this total six principal winter
wheat states east of the Rockies have
83,000,000 bushels, or 44.4 per cent of
the last crop; Minnesota and the Da
kotas, , 69,000,000 bushels, or 41 per
cent, and the Pacific coast 80,000,000
bushels, or 88.9 per cent.'
The present estimated supply of
wheat in all positions is 315,000.000
bushels. Domestic requirements for
bread to next July are 150,000,000
bushels, and for spring seeding, say,
20,000,000 bushels more in all 170,
000,000 bushels, leaving a surplus, for
export during the ensuing six months
and for home reserves at the end of
June of 145,000,000 bushels.
, APPEALS TO ENGLAND.
China Said to Be Negotiating in London
for a Loan.
Berlin, Jan. 6. The Cologne Ga
zette, on authority from the best-informed
quarters in Paris, announces
today that since Thursday last import
ant negotiations have been proceeding
in London for a Chinese loan, the at
tempts made in Paris and St. Peters
burg to arrange for a loan having
failed. China has offered to contract
for 16,000,000 in London, at the same
time asking the good offiaes of the Brit
ish government in her present extrem
ity. H -. :.:-:: '
China, it appears, contemplates of
fering as seourity the land tax, under
control of Englishmen,, and that fur
thermore an Englishman shall succeed
Sir Robert Hart as director of the Chi
nese imperial maritime customs. In
addition Great Britain will insist upon
a concession of territory, relative to
which secrecy, aocording to the inform
ant of the Cologne Gazette, must be
The Cologne Gazette adds that it is
understood Russia has renewed her
offer to China to conclude a loan in
Germany on more favorable terms than
are obtainable in-Paris or London.
Lopdon, Jan. 6. There is good rea
son to believe the British government
considering the subject of assisting
China to raise a loan. The Chinese
proposals on the subject are generally
supported, by business- men - interested
in China. ; ' .
The evening News says it is reported
in the city that the negotiations for a
Chinese loan of 16,000,000, guaran
teed by the British government, are
practically concluded. '' r
The Government Compelled to Ketire
Philadelphia, Jan. 6. There was
disoovered i& one of the largest banks
today another counterfeit $100 silver
certificate, making in all six of these
worthless notes which have been found
in this city during the past two weeks.
This latest discovery has created quite
a sensation among the ; cashiers and
other banking officials here, and there
has been an industrious search in finan
cial circles to bring to light all of the
spurious notes whioh may heretofore
have escaped detection.
READY TO MEET HIS DOOM.
Ourrant Kehearses the Scene of His
San Quontin, Cal., Jan. 6. Durrant
has rehearsed the soene of his own
death. At his own request, made ab
solutely without emotion, he has been
told every incident that will mark the
minutes of his last hours of life. From
the moment that he awakens next Fri
day morning until Warden Hale gives
the signal to spring the gallows trap,
Theodore Durarnt knows what is ex
pected of him. ,,.;.
A book and several papers on relig
ious subjects were received at the pris
on yesterday for Durrant. They ; were
offerings from a woman who resides in
Toronto. She was a resident of San
Francisco three years ago and has dis
played an interest in Durrant's affairs
since his arrest for the murder of
Blanche Lamont. Deputy Warden Ed
gar made a thorough inspection of the
book and papers and then permitted
Durrant to have them. . , -
The authorities suspect that some of
Durrant's legal advisers may attempt
some play at the very moment of the
execution. : Durrant may invite five of
the 50 people who will be ; present, but
Warden Hale will revise the list, so it
ia unlikely that any of his attorneys
will be seen beside the gallows.
. The condemned man made the fol
lowing requests: ...
First, that the rope used to hang him
shall be destroyed immediately after
his death, that no person can say that
he holds a piece of it as a memento;
second, that none of the spectators
shall be allowed $o gaze upons his fea
tures after he'is executed; third, that
no autopsy shall be held after death
and that no physician be allowed to ex
amine his body; fourth, that after he
pronounced dead bis remains shall be
delivered to his parents as soon as pos
sible. - -'' '
PENSION At TORNEYS.
Commissioner Evans Has a Plan for Do
ing Away With Them.
Washington, Jan. 6. -Commissioner
of Pensions Evans has been giving some
attention to a proposition whereby the
services of pension attorneys engaged in
the prosecution of claims before the
office may , be dispensed with, their
work done by officials under govern
ment supervision. Informally, he has
been discussing the matter , with mem
bers of the house committee on invalid
pensions, but is not yet prepared to out
line the details of his plan. The pres
ent system, he says, is. wrongful and
should have been done away with long
ago.'- ;" -. V'-. ; ; -,
Discontinuing the services of the at
torneys would result in a great saving
to both pensioners and the government,
and liability to frauds in issuing pen
sions would be reduced to a minimum.
Under government supervision, the
pension bureau would have direct con
trol of the persons appointed to look
after the cases whose business it would
be to see that all honest claims were
promptly and intelligently presented.
The commissioner notes, the fact that
$18,500,000 was paid- out during the
past 15 years to pension attorneys by
applicants for the prosecution of their
claims. ' "'. .,
MAY BE. EXTENDED.
Benefits of the Mail Delivery Service
to Be Enjoyed in Rural Districts.
Washington, Jan. 6. The benefits
derived from the rural delivery of mail
matter, it is believed, will be extended
as soon as authority can be obtained
from congress on the subject.
At the request of the house postofHce
committee, 'First Assistant Postmaster
General Heath is preparing amend
ments to the appropriation bill, giving
carriers in rural districts authority to
receive money orders from patrons and
to receipt for and deliver registered let
ters. The additional duty can be read
ily performed by the carriers, who will,
if the soheme is put in operation, be
come "the traveling postorflces. "
Country people will have, therefore,
nearly all the benefits enjoyed by resi
dents of the city in this regard, as the
carriers now are permitted to carry
postal cards and stamped envelopes for
sale. : Should the proposition work
well, the department will be enabled to
abolish many of the small postofflces
along the star routes.
f Engineer Was Asleep. ?
Kansas City, Jan. 6. While James
Scott, a Santa Fe engineer, slept in his
engine cab this morning, his engine,
drawing along string of freight and
stock cars, bore down upon another
freight train moving in on a sidetrack
in the Santa Fe yards in Argentine,
Kan. A collision followed, Charles K.
Landers, a stockman, aged 40, was
killed, and M. L. Mears, A. C. Olin,
John C. Myers and J. VV. MoAdow
were injured. ,
. Too Much Agitation.
' Washington, Jan. 6. Since the agi
tation concerning the publication of the
list of pensioners has commenced, Com
missioner Evans has received several
letters from persons requesting a can
cellation of their pensions. One pen
sioner in Michigan enclosed his certificate,-and
stated his desire to have the
same recalled, as he was not entitled to
the government's bounty. "He .-added
he'would endeavor to -return" all' the
money drawn since 1895, when the pen.
eiou was granted.
Herald 'of Trade and Finance
- Reviews the Season.
AHEAD OF LAST YEAR'S PACK
Kearly Three Million Cases PutlTp Dur
ing the Year Fine Showing by the
Columbia River Canneries. ;
San Francisco, Jan. 4. The Herald
of Trade and Finance prints the follow
ing review of Jthe Pacific coast salmon
pack for the season just closed:
The total pack of canned salmon on
this coast is not so large' as late esti
mates made it, but it comes up to the
early estimates. While Alaska pack is
not up to last year's, those of British
Columbia, Puget sound, Columbia and
Sacramento rivers are larger; but those
of the outside streams and bays in Or
egon are not up to 1896. . The Alaska
pack is somewhat a surprise, for it had
been claimed., with considerable confi
dence that it would aggregate fully
1,000.000 cases. It is stated that the
run oj! fish did not come up to expecta
tions. This also explains why the
British Columbia pack fell below esti
mates before the season opened. While
the runs on Fraser river were fairly
large, there were light runs on the
northern rivers and inlets. The Puget
sound pack of sockeyes came fully up
to expectations, but the run of silver
sides, a little later, was a disappoint
ment, and out the estimate very ma
terially. ' -'
The Columbia river pack, it was
thought, would not be over 400,000
cases, but the exceptional size of the
chinook salmon made a much larger
pack than had been estimated even dur
ing the fishing season. It is , rather
singular that the paok of this river was
in 1883 and 1884 over 800,000 cases,
and in 1885, 553,000 cases; but from
1888 to 1898, inolusive, the pack varied
from 825,500 cases to 479,000, with
one year, 1892, 520,880. Since 1893
the pack has been over 500,000 cases
each year. This is joonvinicng evi
dence that the Oregon and Washington
hatcheries have proven a success.
. The .very low prioes that ruled for
falmon this year must have caused out
side paokers to reduce their output, for
by no other reason can so large a fall
ing off be accounted for. The pack on
the Saoramento river was largely in ex
cess !of last year, notwithstanding a
strike of fishermen lessened the total
The total pack in cases, for the Pa
cific coast was as follows:
- ' - 1897 ; - 1896 '
Alaska 856,802 874,506
British Columbia 985,000 688.791
Pugetsoimd 423,500 . 2S7.5O0
Columbia river ; 62,721 501.2(H)
Outside pack (Oregon)......... . ; 68,683 . 115,400
Sacramento river 42,500 v 14,472
Grand total..... .,..2,929,106 2,331,962
TO RECLAIM OLD. FARMS.
Fhilanthropy Fulled With Business in
. New England. - v .
New York, Jan. 4. New England
farms are to be reclaimed, restocked and
reoperated on a plan that is primarily
philanthropical and secondarily com
mercial. - A 1 corporation has been
formed, with the secretary of the New
York wool exchange at its head, to
purchase arable land and farm build
ings in the states of Masaschusetts,
Connecticut, New Hampshire and, Ver
mont, and, to resell both on such terms
as will ! attract purchasers ' in large
cities, and so relieve the congested cen
ters of population. '
The plan is indorsed by John Wanna
maker, Mrs. Ballington Booth, Nathan
iel S. Koseman, manager of the Hebrew
charity fund, ard William B. Sessions,
secretary of the Massachusetts state
board of agriculture. Officers will be
appointed here today. It is estimated
that more than 200,000 acres of rich
fallow land, under cultivation 20 years
ago, lies idle today in the New England
states, and it is the intention of those
who have associated together for the
purpose, to secure options, and, by
outfight purchases, all or nearly all of
this vast territory and to populate it
with material drawn from the crowded
cities. Missionary work will be begun
in. the large cities, principally New
York and Brooklyn, and the assistance
of all organizations interested in better
ing the condition of society will be in
President Lightburn says of the
chenre: "Our organization, while a
business enterprise,' is founded on a
basis of pure public spirit, and its in
corporation under the-laws of , the state
of Maine is hailed with delight through
out New England, for our scheme is
the putting of new life and new blood
into a territory whose fruitfullness
should produce millions of revenue."
Electrio Road Over Chilkoot. .
San Francisco, Jan. 4. W. A. Burk
holder, of this city, has gone to Alaska
to erect an electric transmission plant
to operate an electric road over Chil
koot pass. Electricity will be generat
ed at Dyea and transmitted 20 miles to
the point where it is to be used. In
addition to the eleotrio line, the poles
will support the cables from which
heavy cars will be suspended. The
motors will be stationary, and the cars
will be propelled up the inclines by
cables on a drum. .
A STATEMENT BY EARL LI.
Germatf Occupation of Kaio Chou a
v Iligh-llanded Outrage. .- .
New York, Jan. 5.-The Herald to
day publishes the following copyrighted .
letter from its correspondent in Peking: -
"Peking, Jan. 5. .Aocording to in
structions reoeived from the Herald, I
requested an interview with Li Hung
Chang, and informed him that the New
York Herald offered the publicity of its
columns for any statement that China
desired to make to the Western world
in respect to the actual orisis in the
East. . ;-v
"The great statesman replied that
China was anxious that the Western '
people should' understand thoroughly .
matters as they were. His excellency's
views are given : herewith ' in the fol- ,
lowing interview, whioh he approved:
" 'The forcible occupation of Kiao
Chou by Germany is a direct violation
of existing treaties and of interna
tional law. The pretext made to this
act of war was the murder of two mis
sionaries by robbers in the interior of
the province of Shan Tung. Y The Chi
nese government offered immediate and
full redress for this outrage, punish
ment of the criminals, dissmissal of
the local officials and large compensa- ;
tion for all losses. . . ; ;
Anxious to avoid hostile acts, the ,
Chinese troops were withdrawn from
Kiao Chou yhen the Germans landed,
and, despite strong public feeling pre
vailing throughout the country for the
defense of Chinese territory against ag
gression, my government has not sent
reinforcements to Kiao Chou.'
" 'Outlaws exist-in China, as well as
in all countries. Neither treaties, law
nor religion can entirely suppress crime
anywhere in the world. There aro
places in every country where lawless
ness abounds, and to such a place in
Shan Tung the German missionaries
determined to' go, knowing that the
natives inemseives were orten viotima
of tnese bandits. '
: " 'Unfortunately China has not yet
recovered from the effects of the late
war, and the country requires a period
of peace to carry out the work of reform
" "Of late years, from instruction
and observation, the Chinese have come
to regard the countries of the Western
world as models even greater in justice
T.nan in 'arms. in it riant tn nnnrpna
- . . - . . . w j ' J--
ns while we are struggling to emerge
from the restraints of our ancient civ
ilization, while improvement and pro
gress steadily continue? Should China
be distressed by. having her shores in
vaded and her territory occupied be-
cause of an occurrence which Western .
countries would deal with by law and ;
not by war an unexpected incident,
deplored by my government and fol-
1 .-J 1 1 ' . i
iwou uy iuu reuresar
" 'Our desire is to preserve our ter
ritory intact and to steadily improve it
as a field open to all countries equally
for the development of commerce.' " .
THE BREACH WIDENING.
A. War Between Costa llica and Nicara
New York, Jan. 5. -A dispatch to,
the Herald from Panama says: The
trouble between Costa Rica and Nica
ragua has taken a new phase, according
to advices from the Herald correspond
ent in Managua. The Costa Kican
consul at Managua has been sentenced
to five years' imprisonment, and has
fled. - .
The Cost Bican oonsul at Managua,
Senor Eduardo Beeche, was arrested
in that city on September 17 last year
and imprisoned. The charge against
him was complicity in a revolutionary
movement against President Zelaya.
Senor Beeche's exequatur was canceled
at the time of his arrest. Pie was in
prison for several weeks, despite the
representations made by the Cota
Rican government to Nicaragua to
secure his release. Costa Rica demand
ed that proofs against her consul be
produced, but the demand went un
heeded, though finally he was released
on baih Considerable friction between
the two governments was caused, and
this was followed by the interchange of
several sharp notes. There .were reports
that both Nicaragua and Costa Rica
were quietly preparing for war, and
these reports were not altogether un
founded. ' ,
Finally, despite protests from Costa
Rica, the trial of Consul Beeche by
court-martial began. President Zelaya
swept aside Costa Rica's demands, and
a few days ago the court-martial sen
tenced the prisoner. The sentence was
kept secret until yesterday. Senor
Beeche in some way learned of this sen
tence about a week ago, and immedi
ately left Nicaragua, though there was
a report that he would be pardoned.
It was supposed he went to Costa Rica.
"This has aroused new, friction be
tween the ' governments, and the end
cannot be foretold. War it is believed
in many quarters will result.
Nicaragua is threatened from another
source. Believing that war between
that country and Costa Rica is prob
able. Costa Rica is going to Salvador
to induce President Guiterrez to aid
her against Nicaragua. Salvador, how
ever, is in great danger of revolution,
so President Guiterrez in the present
case is an unknown quantity. :
An outbreak in Salvador is imminent. '
A correspondent telegraphs that the
situation, financial and political, could
not be worse.