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HOOD KITEll, OREGON, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1898.
VOL. IX.
NO. 39.
A TERRIBLE DISASTER.
SPAIN . MUST DISAVOW IT.
SPAIN SUES FOR PEACE.
Epitome of the Telegraphic
News of the World.
TERSE TICKS FROM THE WIRES
Vn Interesting Collection of Items Fro in
the New and the Old World In a
Condensed and Comprehensive Form
An immense land grant baa been ob
tained from Mexico by Japanese, who
will shortly launch a big colonization
project. The main industry will be
coffee raising.
Rev. C O. Brown, the California
minister who figured in the Overman
case, has been formally dropped from
membership in the Chicago Congrega
tional Association.. '
The outlook in France is gloomy,
and many prominent men fear a down
fall of the government may result from
the recent agitation. ' One writer de
clares that anarchy prevails in the
army, the law and the streets.
Dispatches from Guatemala state
that anarchy reigns supreme through
out the country, as a direct result of
the assassination of President Barrios
and the plotting of the leaders of vari
ous factions to got into power in the
republic. ;
, The house library committee has
made a' favorable report on the bill to
appropriate $10,000 to erect a statue In
Monterey, Cal., to Commodore John
D. Sloat, who, on July 7, 1846, landed
at Monterey . and declared the land
United States territory. , ' '
A dispatch to ,the New York World
from Havana says: General Blanco's
fiasco In Eastern Cuba, the postponing
of ' the elections, De Lome's retire
ment, and the recent activity of the in
surgents make, the outlook black for
autonomy and for Spain. The failure
f the; scheme of election will be proof
to all nations that autonomy is dead,
and the government is naturally de
laying the evil hour. ',
. There is a rumor jin Havana that the
palace authorities have a letter written
by Consul-General Lee, the contents of
which are as interesting, even exciting,
for Spain, as the ' De Lome letter to
Canalejas .was for the the . United
States. Another report was set afloat
that Genearl Lee had resigned., This,
however, is known to be untrue. A
strong effort is being made to get Gen
eral Lee in the same boat'with De
LomeJ The members of the autonomist
cabinet do not like him.
There Is a general impression among
the pan-American diplomats in Wash
ington, -says a correspondent, that
Costa Rica - and Nicaragua are very
riear war. 'Both governments have as
sumed belligerent attitudes, acoording
to information whioh has rea'ohed
Washington, and it is the expectation
of Central Americans in Washington
that President Zelaya will demand a
disavowal of Costa Rioa's responsi
bility in Connection with the revolu
tion in San Juan del Sur. Two British
warships are now in Nicaraguan wa
ters, and more are expected. One of
these now in Nicaragua is at Corinto
and the other at San Juan del Sur.
Tho annual report of the civil service
commission for he fiscal year ended
June 80, 1897, has been presented to
the president. It begins with a state
ment to show that after an experience
of nearly 15 years the hopes of the ad
vocates of , the oivil service law have
been largely realized. In practice the
law has proved effective in the direc
tion of, economy. . Considering the few
changes in the service under the merit
. eystera, following the wholesale re
movals system the economy and effici
ency of the one stands in striking con
trast to the extravagance and ineffici
ency of the other. The report speaks
highly of the promotion' system, based
on the;efficiency record. . , ,
The Rhode Island locomotive works
. of Providence, has filed a petition in
insolvency., ... . '
C. S. Kellogg, aged 76, was found
frozen to death near Reno, Nev., in
the Silver Hill mountains.
Jfc-Potter Palmer, of Chicago, is to
build a mansion at Newport which will
cost between $2,000,000 and $3,000,
000. ;
- Dordane, a nephew of ex-President
Duensk, of Salvador, is insane in a San
Francisco hospital.
A New York Herald dispatch from
San, Joan del Sur says: , Conservative
refugees who have been threatening an
attack on the government sinoe their
failure last September rushed through
the village without the slightest warn
ing and surprised the barracks. There
was one fatality on each side. Further
fighting is anticipated. A force of ma
rines from the U. S. battleship Alert
has been landed to proteot American
interests. . , .
Judge Hanford, of the federal court,
sitting in Tacoma, has rendered a deci
sion in the case of the Tacoma Grain
Company vs. the ' Oregon Railroad
& Navigation Company and the Great
Northern railway, whioh is vital Im
portance to wheat growers of the state
and shippers.' The deoision sustains
the constitutionality of the recently
enacted railway transportation law,
fixing a maximum charge for hauls
within the state. . , - -
Reported Lots of the Steamship Clara
Nevada Sixty Lives at State.
Nanaimo, B. C, Feb. 16. News ar
rived here from Union at 6:80 o'clock
this evening by the Canadian Pacifio
Navigation steamer Islander, that , the
fine steel steamer Clara Nevada, which
sailed for Skagway from Seattle two
weeks ago, was lost with all on board.
The details of information received are
as follows: ;
The Clara Nevada left Skagway for
Juneau on her home trip, February 5,
and, when off Seward City, in Berner
bay, about 80 miles south of Skagway,
she was seen by the inhabitants of Sew
ard City, all ablaze, and from stem to
stern was one mass of hungry flames.
While the long wharf at Berner bay
was crowded with spectators of the
awful scene, a loud report was heard,
which resembled the explosion of boil
ers, and nothing more was seen of the
ill-fated steamer.
The following day the Beach, was
strewn with wreckage, which ies;mbled
that of the Clara Nevada. It is feared
the unfortunate 40 passengers and the
entire crew are lost, as no trace could
be found of them along the, beaoh of
Berner bay. The sea was rough, and a
furious gale was blowing. It is thought
she was trying to make Berner bay for
shelter. This is the first trip of the
Clara Nevada, and she was due to leave
Seattle last Saturday on her seoond
trip, with all the berths sold.
The steamer Rustler had left for the
scene, but no report from her is obtain
able. The Islander reports terrible
weather at Skagway and long the coast."
. The Steamer's Officers.
Seattle, Wash., Feb. 16. In the ab
sence of oontrary news, the report of
the wreok of the Clara Nevada is
credited in this city., The Clara Ne
vada was commanded by Captain C. H.
Lewis, and her crew consisted of 28
men. The officers are: Pilot, Ed
Kelly; first officer, Smith; engineer,
David Reed; purser, Forster Beck;
steward, O'Donnell, and freight clerk
George Rogers. "
. It cannot be ascertained how many
passengers the Clara Nevada had
aboard, as no report has been received
of the number who took passage at
Skagway and other Alaskan portB.
The Nevada was formerly the Hassler,
which was built at Camden, N. J., in
1872 for the United States coast and
geodetio purvey service. Last summer
she was condemned by the government
for the reason that she was out of date,
and sold to the Pacific ' & Alaska
Transportation Company, who had her
thoroughly overhauled before placing
her on the Alaska run. She was con-.
lOnys
sidered "perfectly seaworthy.
REPORTS CALLED FOR.
Morgan Desires Full Information Re
garding,Cuba Matter.
' Washington, Feb. 16. During the
short open session of the senate today
two phases of the Cuban question were
adverted to briefly. The amendment
of Allen to the diplomatic and consular
appropriation bill recognizing the bel
ligerency, of , Cuba was reportod ad
versely by the foreign relations com
mittee, not, as Morgan explained, on
the merits of the amendment, but be
cause the committee d;d not approve of
tacking such legislation to appropria
tion bills.
Morgan's restriction calling upon
the president for the reports of United
States consuls in Cuba and for infor
mation as to whether any agent of the
autonomous government in Cuba had
been accredited to this government
and recognized by it, was adopted
without dissent. A feature of the ses
sion was a speech in advocacy of the
free coinage of standard silver dollars
by Allen. During the remainder of
the afternoon the senate was in exr
ecutive session.
Considerable excitement was oaused
among the members of the house tpday
by the rumor broadly circulated before
the house convened that important ac
tion relative to Cuba was to be taken.
It turned out to be simply a resolution
of inquiry unanimously reported by the
foreign affairs , committee last week
calling on the state department for in
formation asito the condition of the
conoentrados in Cuba and the progress
jnade. in Spain's effort to induce the
Cubans to accept autonomy. The reso
lution was adopted without division.
Another resolution was adopted calling
for the correspondence relating to the
exclusion of our fruits, beef and horses
from Germany. . The remainder of the
day was deovted to District of Columbia
business
STRIFE IN GUATEMALA.
Anarchy Reigns Supreme in That Utile
' Country.
New York, Feb. 16. Dispatches
from the Herald correspondent in
Guatemala states that anarchy reigns
supreme throughout the country, as a
direct result of the assassination of
President Barrios and the plotting of
leaders of various factions to get into
power in the republic. . "
General Mendizabela, who was called
upon by the military to assume the
presidency, is now marching on the
capital, Guatemala, City, with a foroe
of troops. Besides the military, Gen
eral Mendizabela has influential lead
ers, such as General Najera, behind
him. ; . : . .
Attacked European Steamer's
Passengers.
SEVERAL SEVERELY INJURED
I : ;
Antl-Foreign Feeling Crowing England
Negotiating With China for the Open
ing of a New Treaty Fort.'
San Franoisco, Feb. 15. The Ori
ental & Occidental steamer Gaelic ar
rived today from "Hong Kong, Yoka
hama and Honolulu, bringing the fol
lowing Oriental advices:
The Hong Kong Telegraph says that
continual trouble is being reported
from vessels manned by Japanese crews,
the Japanese resenting any instructions
or surveillance from European officers,
and showing an especial aversion for
European passengers. Several cases
have been reported whereby officers
were marked for attack by the Japanese
and warned to withdraw from the serv
ice, the retention of their positions be
ing inevitably followed by a murderous
attack from an ambushed 'Japanese
enemy. t
A case in point is reported from the
linei Hakata Maru, from Japan via
Hong Kong, for England. There were
88 passengers on board the liner, many
of whom were repeatedly , attacked by
the Japanese crew whenever they left
their own statemrooms after nightfall.
New Year's day, the Telegraph says,
all the Japansese sailors and waiters
became drunk, and, clad only in breech
clouts, made an organized attack on the
English officers and passengers. The
Japanese, who were armed with knives,
crowbars and belaying pins, brutally
beat the chief engineer and his -third
assistant and attacked ' a passenger,
Thomas Hall,, in his berth, cutting his
head open with a marlispike. . .Accord
ing to the account in the Telegraph, the
passengers and officers were driven to
the bridge, where 40 Englishmen, un
armed kept 200 Japanese at bay during
the entire night by brandishing their
walking-sticks;
The Shanghai , Recorder deplores any
partition of China, which, it says, will
certainly be unfavorable to missionary
workadding that H will be a sad thing,
not only for China, but for all. con
cerned, if the powers undertake such
action, predicting that partition would
be the beginning ol continuous strife
and bloodshed. The Recorder calls
upon Great Britain to interfere and
that China shall not be divided,
but that she shall be reformed and
saved, predicting that in such interfei
ence England would have the support
of Japan and the active acquiesence of
the United States. '
Three Chinese were hanged simul
taneously in the Victoria jail at Hong
Kong January 12, the drop being made
to acommodate all three and they fall
ing together.. The executed men were
members of a gang of ship thieves, and
in raiding a store killed a Chinese em
ploye. The criminals were disbanded
soldiers. . . -;
The annual cotton report from Shang
hai states that the year 1897 was one
of extraordinary vicissitudes ' to the
trade. The year began with-' an enor
mous amount of unsold goods on hand.
Prioes declined steadily until the end
of August. Then came a stringency in
the Chinese money market, resulting
in widespread disaster among the cot
ton dealers, very few importers escap
ing heavy losses. The turning'point if
believed to have been reached, however,
the year 1898 opening with an im
proved demand and an increased num
ber of transactions, although Shanghai
jobbers can hardly continue in business
on the prices obtained. , ;
Japan's foreign trade during Decem
ber last was as follows: Exports, 19,
265,782 yen; imports, 11,170,103 yen.
The exports of gold, and silver bullion
amounted to 6,580,862 yen and the im
ports to 676,182 yen.
- A New Treaty Fort.
Peking, Feb. 15. England is nego
tiating with China to open Yung Chun
Fu, in the province of Hun Nan, as a
treaty port, and is negotiating also on
the subject of the navigation of inland
waters. The Chinese government has
paid the agreed indemnity of 4,000
($20,000) to M. Lyaulet, the French
man kidnaped by Tonquin pirates in
1895. ,. ": "
The new year'B audience for the
foreign ministers lias been fixed for
February 15, and the banquet by the
tsung-li yamen will be given . the fol
lowing day. The ministers had de
clined an audience, but the tsung-liyamen
has now arranged the matter. "
' , Secession in Brazil.
New York, Feb. 15. Advices from
the Herald's correspondent in Rio de
Janeiro state that there is some reason
to believe that representatives of the
states of Rio Grande du Sul, Panama,
Santa Catherina, and Minas Geras will
soon meet and proclaim their separa
tion from Brazil and establish an in
dependent republic ;
.Ordered to Skagway. " .
Seattle, Feb. 14. A letter received
here today from Sitka, Alaska, states
that the gunboat Wheeling, which is
stationed there, has been ordered to
Skagway.
Formal Repudiation of the De Lome
tetter Requested at Madrid. ,
New York, Feb. 16. A special to
the Herald from Washington says:
The De Lome incident is still unset
tled. The cipher dispatoh received
from Minister Woodford was not satis
fsctory. .' It was taken to the president
by Assistant ' Secretary Day,, and after
a short conference between them Mr.
Day sent another telegram to Minister
Woodford. Officially ..nothing will be
said about these two communications,
further than that the incident is not
yet entirely closed.
r It is said that Minister Woodford's
cable was a report of his interview
with the Spanish minister of foreign
affairs, which showed that no direct
disclaimer had been made by Spain
of that feature of the De Lome letter
which has been interpreted to indicate
the insincerity of the Spanish govern
ment in the matter of autonoihy and in
the negotiations : for a commercial
treaty. , Absence of such disclaimer is
not entirely satisfactory to the presi
dent. Accordingly Minister Woodford
has been given further instructions on
the subject.
Without making any express de
mand for a disavowal, Minister Wood
ford is requested by his new instruc
tions to impress upon the Madrid au
thorities the importance to all con
cerned of some distinct repudiation of
Senor de Lome's declarations, whioh
the president can - believe correctly
represents the position of the Spanish
government. .,''"'.'..
Mr. McKinley believes that when
the Spanish minister of foreign affairs
fully appreciates the interpretation
which has been put upon Senor de
Lome's letter in some quarters of the
United States, he " will hasten to dis
avow it. Minister, Woodford has been
told, in a positive way that the presi
dent would like to have done; in other
words, that he must use delicate di
plomacy to seoure the end desired, and
the president is sincere in the belief
that another interview between Minis
ter Woodford and the minister of for
eign affairs in Madrid will, end the
whole trouble. .
As far as that feature of the case, the
De Lome letter criticising the presi
dent is concerned, the inoident is
olosed. . That was established when
the state department received Senor
Du Boso as charge d'affaires of the
Spanish legation to sucoeed Senor de
Lome. The other phase of the letter,
the president considers, should very
properly be made the subject for 'fur
ther negotiations, in ' order that Spain
should have an opportunity to show
that Senor de Lome falsely represented
her position when he made the state
ment he did. 1
, Spain Will Disavow It. -
New York, Feb. 16. The World's
Madrid correspondent describing the
formal statement of regret at the cen
sure of De Lome's conduct, which he
says is about to be made by Foreign
Minister Gullon, says the statement
will be in the form of . a note in reply
to a communication from the Ameri
can government, and will set forth
the substance of what tthe , foreign
minister paid in an .' .. interview
with United ' States Minister
YVcfodford, February 10, " when the
latter submitted the , note from the
government at Washington Informing
the Madrid government of Senor de
Lome's offense and requesting his re
call. The cabinet had supposed that the
prompt acceptance of Senor de Lome's
resignation wo,uld be sufficient satisfac
tion for America, the writing of the
letter to Canalejas not being an official
but a purely private offense. Conse
quently the telegram from New York
representing that the United States
government expected further satisfac
tion for the minister's conduct was a
surprise.
It has been arranged that the new
Spanish minister shall arrive in Wash
ington before the arrival of the dele
gates form Spain, Cuba and Porto Rico,
appointed to participate in the drafitng
of a commercial treaty, which Premier
Sagasta considers to bp of the very
highest importance. ' , '.
All rumors about the sending of
Spanish ironclads iand torpedo-boats to
Cuban waters are premature.
Spaniards Said to Have Opened Letters
New York, Feb. 16. It is now
known on : the highest authority that
the real reason for sending the torpedo
boat Cushing to Havana was that the
authorities have been tampering with
the mail sent to the battle-ship Maine,
in Havana harbor, says the Washington
correspondent of the Herald. This re
sulted in Captain Sigsbee, of the
Maine, sending a protest to Washing
ton, with the suggestion that a regular
service be established between Key
West and Havana by means of torpedo
boats. On the strength of this protest
the Cushing was sent to Havana.
Although it has been freely reported
fiat official ' mail has been tampered
ith in the past, Secretary Long said
last night that he had received no re
ports from Captain Sigsbee saying that
the Spanish authorities had interfered
with his letters in any way.
. "The dispatch' Of the Cushing. to
Havana," he said "was in line with
the department's action in pending the
Maine on a friendly visit to that port
and the Montgomery to Santiago da
Cuba. I expect she is now on her way
baok to Key West." ...
Recent Action in Washing
ton the Cause. 4
ADMITS WRITING THE LETTER
Spanish Cabinet Says Diplomatic Rela
' tions With United States Will Not Be
Affected by the Incident. ,
Madrid, Feb. 14. At a meeting of
the Spanish cabinet, held today, un
der the presidency of the queen-regent,
the minister of foreign affairs read a
dispatch from Senor Dupny de Lome,
saying that the published letter to
Senor Canalejas was written . by him,
and tendering his resignation. The
cabinet decided to accept his resigna
tion, and be was so notified, the lega
tion to be entrusted to the first secre
tary. 1 :'
Senor Sagasta, the premier, and
other members of the cabinet, state
publicly that the De Lome incident
will not affect the relations between
Spain and the United States, and that
a new envoy competent to conduct the
commercial negotiations . will be se
lected. , , ' ' '
Regard Himself as a Private Citizen.
Washington, Feb. 14. The state de
prtment this morning gave out for pub
lication the substance of the cablegram
sent Saturday to our minister at Madrid
in reference to the De Lome letter. The
statement was as follows: '
There has appeared in the publio
prints a letter addressed by the Span
ish minister to Mr. Canelajas. This
letter the minister admits was written
by him. It contains expressions con
cerning the president of the United
States of such a character as to termi
nate the minister's usefulness as a rep
resentative of the government to this
oountry. General Woodford, therefore,
was instructed at once to say to the
minister of state that the immediate
recall of De Lome is expected by the
president It is stated that tip to this
time no response has been received from
the Spanish government. Y ,
Up to 10 o'olock de Lome had not re
ceived from the Spanish government an
aceptance of his resignation, but it is
believed It will soon be given, and the
minister's offialal connection with the
government as Spanish representative
to the termination without th'e neces
sity of action by this government by
giving the minister his passpoits. De
Lome regards himself now as a private
citizen, although technically still the
Spanish representative, : . . . ; ', ;
De Lome Anxious to Go.
, New York, Feb: 14. Diplomatio
relations between the United States
and Spain through Minister de Lonrd-h:
are at an end, and correspondence will
be conduoted exclusively through Min
ister Woodford in Madrid until Spain
sends a new minister to Washington,
or designates a charge d'affaires, says
the Herald's Washington correspond
ent. ...
Minister de Lome has cabled his res
ignation to his government. Assistant
Secretary of State Day admitted that
this was true, by saying that Minister
de Lome did not deny the authenticity
of the letter to Canelejas, and by stat
ing that a cablegram bad been sent to
Minister Woodford in Madrid, the con
tents of which would not be made pub
lic until it had reached its destination.
While no official statement will be
made as to the contents of this cable
gram until its substance has been oom
munioated to the Spanish minister of
foreign affairs, it informs Minister
Woodford of the publication of the let
ter, says that De Lome does not deny
its' authenticity, and directs him to
suggest to the Spanish foreign office
that , De Lome cannot "be regarded
as persona grata and to suggest that
another minister be sent to Washing
ton. -. , . " - .. . ' .
While naturally regretting the un
pleasant incident whioh has terminated
his diplomatic career in Washington,
Minister de Lome will not regret being
relieved of the onerous duties which
have developed upon him as the Span
ish representative here during the Insur
rection in Cuba. As soon as he learned
that the letter had been obtained by
the junta he realized that its publica
tion would make his official stay in
Washington as Spanish minister impos
sible, and he immediately, cabled his
government the facts and tendered his
resignation. When the letter appeared
he again cabled to his government,
stating that the letter bad been pub
lished and reiterating his wish to be
relieved. , .
This Is not the first time that De
Lome has placed bis resignation at the
disposal of : the Sagasta ' ministry.
When Senor Sagasta came into power,
the minister . being of the opposing
party in Spain, tendered his resigna
tion, and he has offered his resignation
again in all on five separate occasions
since that time. He has been retained
by Senor Sagasta, however, on account
of his intimate knowledge of the Cuban
question and of the' situation in the
United States. rt. .
: Holland Dogs for Alasfaa.'
Tacoma, Wash., Feb. 14. Thirty
dogs direct from Holland were shipped
to Alaska today on the bark- Shirley.
Negotiations Have Been Opened With
the Insurgents.
. Havana, via Key West, Feb. 15. It
was resolved at a meeting of the cabi
net, to open negotiations with the in
surgents in the belief that the resolu
tion could not be suppressed by force
of arms. Anticipating that the insur
gents would not accept the new terms,
it was resolved that the colonial gov- '
ernment wojld open negotiations, thus
saving the Madrid government from
the responsibility. , The' following
propositions were formally tendered to
the insurgents:
"First The volunteers will be dis
solved and a Cuban militia formed.
"Second The insurgent colonels and
generals will be recognized.
"Third Cuba will be called on to
pay only $100,000,000 out of the $600,
000,000 indebtedness due for both
wars. ., ...
"Fourth Cuba will pay $2,000,000
a year for the crown list. , ,
"Fifth Cuba will make her own
treaties without interference by the
Madrid government,
v.. "Sixth Spanish produots will have
a 10 per cent margin of protection over
similar products from other countries.
"Seventh No exiles or deportations
will be made, even in war time, to
Spain, Africa or penal settlements
elsewhere. .. .
"Eighth Death sentenoes for re
bellion shall be abolished.
"Ninth Martial law cannot be or
dered by! the oaptain-general without
the assent of both the house and sen
ate, if those bodies are in session, or
without the, assent of a majority of the
cabinet, if the house and senate are
not in session.
"Tenth The archbishop of Santi
ago de Cuba shall always be a native
Cuban. , V
. "Eleventh The aotual insurgent
party shall have three seats in the first
cabinet.
' "Twelfth An armistice of 15 days
shall be granted for the discussion of
the terms of peace."
These terms are accepted by the
autonomist party in full, with the ex
ception of Senors Galvez, Montero,
Zayas and Delonte.
A GENERAL WALK-OUT.
Textile Workers in New England Tote
. ... ;, : ; to Strike. '
BoBton, Feb. . 15. At a meeting in
this city of 55 representatives of textile
unions in New England, it was unani
mously voted to recommend that all
unions call out the operatives in every
cotton mill in New England. .
. The resolution was practically the
outcome of the recommendation which
President Gompers made to the Feder
ation of Labor last Sunday, in which
he urged the different unions to unite
on some settled policy on the mill situ-'
ation in New England. At the meet
ing, a oommittee of four was named to
take charge of the matter, and after a
conference, this committee recom
mended that a general meeting be held
to take definite-action. '
Today, the representatives of the
various ' national textile associations
assembled and for four hours discussed
the situation from - every, standpoint.
The primary object of the meeting was
to devise some methods of rendering
assistance to the New Bedford strikers.
It was pointed out that if the strikers
at New Bediord could hold out for
four weeks without receiving more than
20 cents per operative per week in the
way of outside assistance, other mill
operatives could stand a similar strain,
and that if all went out it would pre
cipitate a crisis that would have to be
met within a short time by the manu
facturers. It was also shown that the
mule spinners were in excellent condi
tion, as regards funds; that the United :
Textile Workers and the New England
Federation of Weavers were In good
shape, but that'the rest were short of
funds. The resolutions were disoussed,
and at length the matter was put to a
vote, one being registered against
the motion.' The different unions
voted to order a strike in every mill
until the adjustment of wages oould
be arranged.
It now remains for the unions to take
action, but what this action will be
is a matter of conjeoture. If all should
acquiesce and vote to strike, 47,000'
operatives would undoubtedly; oease
work, and the manufacture 'of cotton
goods throughout New England would
be at a standstill. If, on the other
hand, only a few unions should vote to
strike, the refusal of the f others would
still keep a large portion of the mills
in operation.
Inasmuch, " however, as the meeting
was the- outcome of Gomper's sugges- "
tion, and as he admonished the mem
bers of the Federation of Labor to join
hands and assist the New Bedford
strikers, it seems probable that nearly
every union will carry out the recom-
mendations and that one of the greatest
strikes ever seen in this country is im
pending. '" -
.. Crime of a Jealous Husband.
Ogden, Utah, Feb. ' 15. Last night
Jack Douglass, of Ogden, shot and, in-
stantly killed hisife Emily, atHunts
ville, in Ogden valley. He then turned
the gun on himself and tried three
times to end his own life, but without
sucoess. The action was the result of
jealous rage. '
Moline, 111., Feb. - 15. The Audi
torium opera-house, with its contents
was destroyed by fire this evening,