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It's a Cold Day When We Get Left. .
VOL. X. - V VnOOD RIVER,' OREGON, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1898. SO. 15.
WHAT SPAIN HAS LOST. ,
Happenings Both at Horn?
A WEEK'S NEWS CONDENSED
Interesting; Collection of Item I From
Many Places Culled From the Press
, Reportfl of the Current Week.
Gamara's decrepit squadron, all that
, fs left of Spain's navy, has arrivod at
Dewey has transferred his flag to the
cruiser Baltimore, the Olympia sailing
for lions Kong to be . docked and
The United States poace commission,
is composed of Senator Davis, Senator
Frye, Whitelaw Reid, JuBtice White
and Secretary Day.
William K. Vandorbilt and the cap
tain of his half-rater were thrown into
Newport harbor by the capsizing of
their craft, and had. a narrow escape
Senator Hoar may bo our. next am
bassador to Great Buitain. President
MoKinley will, it iH said, make the ap
pointment if given assurance that it
will be accepted.
In a statement by General Shafter he
says the Santiago campaign was fault
lessly conducted. And the man who
bo conducted it was Shatter, who Is not
too modest : to say so, and incidentally
to reply to some reflections which have
been made upon his method of doing
General Aguinaldto, interviewed at
Bacoor, declared that he was anxious
. to support tiie authority of the United
States in those isarnls, and ho had per
suaded the other leaders to accept his
views. Once Spanish rule is ended, he
fators the disbandment of , the insur
A translation of General Blanco's
latest proclamation to the people of
Havana has reached Washington. It
says: Property-owners in Cuba should
refrain from all hostile manifestations
and put their trust in the United
States, which will do them justice and
protect them as regards their private
The United Statea and Germany are
not in harmony regarding the govern
ment of Samoa. Em peroi William, it
is said, is jealous. A desire to absorb
the islands prompts Ids course. Corre
spondence now in progress between
Washington and Berlin may lead to
Berious friction. The United States
maintains a firm attitude with regard
to the recent extension of the bounda
ries of Apia district. '
There has been a aorious clash at
Cavite botween Uni'ted States soldierB
and insurgents. The riot resulted in
the killing of one soldier, and the seii
ous wounding of another. The man
killed was Trouper Geo. Hudson, a
member of the Utah battery. Dis
mounted cavalrymen charged and final
ly dispersed the natives, killing ' tour
and wounding several. A band of
natives . engaged in plundering a
wrecked gunboat was charged by Amer
ican troops, who killed one and wound
ed another. - . S
Secretary Alger, while on a visit to
Camp Wikoff, ordered a fnrlougb for a
sick soldier. 1 .
' Acting Secretary Allen says there is
' no prospect that the battleship Oregon
will return to the Pad do coast in the
near future. '
By. the explosion of the boiler of an
engine used to operate a thresher on
the farm of J. P. Kirk, 15 miles west
of Eugene, Or., one man was instantly
killed and five terribly scalded by
At Middletown, N. Y., ioe cream
prepared with lemon extract, : pur
chased from a traveling salesman,
caused the death of three persons and' a
score of others aie sick, and more fatal
ities are expected. '.""" '.-'."
A serious insurrection baa broken out
at Nadao, in the interioi of the Hainan
islands. The American missionaries
and native converts have sought refuge
in safe territory. The French may
interfere if rebels are not suppressed. .
TheThinvalla line steamer Norge,
which has arrived in New York, re
ports that she sunk the French fishing
schooner La - Coquette, of Bayonne,
France, Saturday last, on the Grand
JJanks. The captain and eight seamen
were saved and 10 went down with the
vessel. . .
. Spain is apparenty willing that Cor
vera's men remain in Amerioa. Sagas
ta's refusal to aooept McKinley's offer
is now regarded with suspicion, and the
prisoners in consequence may i not fare
so well in the future. No offloers will
be liberated unless the sailora accom
pany them. , j
i Two passenger trains came together
at Port Huron, Mich., with serious re
sults. Many persons were seriously
hurt.' A panio among the passengers'
followed the collision and in the rush
for the doors and windows of the cars
many women were trampled under foot,
many slight injuries being thus in
flicted. , ! .
Mna Hundred UpanUti Fugitive) FoN
The Hong Kong Dally Prew fa
authority for the statnment that 000
Spaniards, including 10, priests, lest
thoir lives several weeks ago, whan the
Spanish gunboat Leyote was captured
by a vessel belonging to Admiral
Dewey's squadron. The gunboat Layta
undertook to tow three transports t0
Manila bay, where the Spaniards
aboard them were to surrender to Ad
miral Dewey. A heavy storm oama
up, making it necessary for the gun
boat to out her tows loose and proceed
to Manila for assistance. Before got-
ting there she was captured by tha
Americans. An American vessel wal
dispatched to find the three transports,
but failed to discover any traoa of
them. The Hong Kong Press finally
reached the conclusion that the Teasel
foundered with all on board.
Fifteen soldiers died at Camp Wikoff
and in New York city Tuesday.
The Americans have collected over
1100,000 at Santiago in customs.
According to the directory figures for.
1808 Portland, Oregon's, population la
02,875, a gain 01 5,000 over 1897.
The general commission of the na
tional peace jubilee has selected Octo
ber 18 and 19 as the dates for holding
the proposed celebration in. Chicago of
the return of peace.
Conditions in Porto Rioo are beoom
ing most serious, and medical authori
ties agree that unlosa barracks are
promptly piovidod for the troops and
the sick men biought home the oouse-
quenoes may be terrible.
A Jewish rabbi was kicked to death
in Chicago. The murderer is a 17-year
old Chicago youth, who was abusing a
woman and two children, and when or
do red by the rabbi to desist kicked the
hitter into the street, and aided by
other boys killed him.
For the first time in the American
army, a woman has been appointed a
member of the medical staff. Dr,
Anita Newcomb MoGee, of Washing
ton. D. C. , a daughter of Professor
Simon Newcomb, formerly of the naval
observatory, was regularly sworn in as
an noting assistant surgeon.
The Cubans havo already selected
their civil officers to govern Havana.
A setback is inevitable, and the Amer
ican military commission will ' be
forced to disarrange the plan and un
seat the self-appointed governor, Do-
minguez. "General Rodriguea has for
bidden pillaging by soldiers of his com
mand. In spite of the precautions taken by
the San Franoisco military authorities,
the health conditions at the local camps
are worso than ever. Tuesday the total
number of sick was the largest yet
known. The total was 808, 5 of those
bolng in private hospital1), 63- out on
furloughs, 11 in outlying hospitals,
and 208 in the division hospital proper.
The Seventh California is still to the
front with 82 oases.
Blanco proposes to regulate the duties
at Havana so as to make tbem conform
with the rates already in effect at San
Russia's plan for an international
conferenoe to perpetuate universal peace
is not likely to be favorably reoeived
It is officially announced that there
were 2,800 deaths from plague last
weok in Bombay presidency. The epi
demic is spreading.
A clash is already imminent between
England and Russia. The Chinese
minister at St. Petersburg says the
former government made demands on
the latter which will not be considered.
Admiral Dewey says be wants to be
at Manila in case war is resumed. He
will not attend the sittings of the Paris
commission unless positively command
etd. to do so, and has written the presi
dent to this effect
Chief Wilkie, of the secret service, is
informed of the arrest at Texarkana of
two men believed to be implicated ia
a counterfeiting scheme. The arrest ia
the sequel of a case which the eeoret
service has been working on since April
last. ' . i .- -.
The military commissions are to
assume full control, and Cuba and Porto
Blco will be governed like Santiago and
the Philippines. The commissioners
instructions, received from the presi
dent are the same as those given Shaf
ter and Merritt. Control of the entire
Island of Cuba is to be taken. Admiral
Schley will keep his flag flying whil
serving in. the commission. i
Owing to tho failure of the harvests
in seven districts of the government of
Kasan and in the provinces of Samara,
Saratoff 81 berk, Viatke and Perma,
Russia, where the crops are almost
worthless, great distress prevails. . An
imals in great numbers are dying of
starvation. Unless the promised gov.
emmoDt supplies are speedily sent, the
suffering will be terrible..-:;..;
Lieutenant Haines, commanding an
artillery platoon under Captain Potts,
in Porto Rico, w'aa;woun,'Jed on August.
12, the day the', war' en'ddd!' He is now
in St Luke's hospital in New York
city. He says the artll'ery platoon be
commanded was in the thick of the
conflict. Several men of his command
besides himself, were wounded and two
were killed bv the deadly Are of tha
Spaniards. ; :
Misunderstandings Liable to
Cause Trouble at Manila.
SITUATION BECOMING SERIOUS
English Correspondent Criticises Amer
icans Salisbury Urged to Prevent
Bpain llegrainlng- Control.
London, Aug. 81. A dispatch from
Manila to a news agency, dated August
27, via Hong Kong, today says:
"The friction between the Americana
and natives requires exceptional ability
to avoid total alienation. I find that
several high American officials, of
mediocre education, are utterly an
acquainted with Oriental ideas, and
unable to understand the primitive
races. Most of the Americans are de
ficient in patienoe, and numerous trifl
ing misunderstandings intonsify the
iriotion. 1 believe the Americans too
hard. The American censor absolutely
prohibits the sending of a single word
about the Cavite incident of yesterday,
and he threatens to expel any corre
spondent who mentions it.
"A deputation from the press is go
ing to General Merritt to protest
against his action. The affair began in
a drunken American shooting, and
native sentries tried to shoot him. In
consequence of the melee, four natives
and one American were killed, and it
is now generally misreported as being
a deliberate inauguration of hostilities,
General Merritt returned their arms to
the company of natives who fired upon
the Americans, presumably inadvert
ently. . The natives assort that Aguin
aldo forced General Merritt to liberate
them and return their weapons.
"The Americans condemn General
The same correspondent cables that
tho Americans are only "partly patrol-
lng the town.
A Different View.
, London, Aug. 81.' The Manila corre
spondent of the Times says:
The leading " commercial men here
have signed a memorial to Lord Salis
bury urging him to use his influence to
prevent the Spaniards from regaining
supremacy in the Philippines.
The conduct of the American troops
is admirable. The town, since their
occupation, has been wonderfully free
General Greene has been ordered to
return to Washington. He will sail
with Goneral Merritt.
DENBY AT DETROIT.
Ex-minister to China Talks on the All-
Detroit, Mich., Aug. 81. Colonel
Charles Denby, who was minister to
China for 13 years, and who was re
lieved from his post a few weeks ago,
arrivod here yesterday direct from San
Francisco. In ' an interview Colonel
In my opinion China will never be
dismembered among the great European
nations, as I do not think the United
States, England and Japan will permit
Colonel Denby said that the Chinese
trade of Russia, Franoe and Germany
was small in comparison with that of
the United States and England. j
Both China and Japan, Colonel Denby
said, favored the retention of the Phil
ippine islands by the United States,
While on the Philippine subject, Col
onel Denby took occasion to remark
that Admiral Dewey's victory had add
ed greatly to the dignity and influence
of his office as United States minister,
the Chinese heretofore having believed
the United States to be a great commer
cial nation, incapable of gaining such
viotories. Colonel Denby Btated that
the famous battle had much the same
effect on Japan.
Hawaiian annexation was something
Colonel Denby said he had favored for
some years. -
Schley In Washington.
Washington, Aug. 29. Rear-Ad-
rairal Winfleld S. Schley reaohed Wash
ington at 4:10 this afternoon over the
Pennsylvania road. He was quickly
noticed at almost all of the stations
alongUhe line, and throughout the trip
was greeted with cheers by the crowds.
When the train pulled into the depot
here, ho found a compaot mass of spec
tators which filed the depots and over
flowed into the train shed. The ad
miral and Mrs. Sohley, whon they ap
peared, were greeted with cheers and
shouts of "Hurrah for Schleyl" .
Everybody joined in the shouting,
and, the depot attaches crowded , about
the admiral and insisted on a hand
.Potato Blots tn Barbadoes.
Kingston, Jamaica, Aug. 81. Ad
vices reooived here today . from the
island of Barbadoes. belonging to Great
Britain, report widespread potato riots.
Riotous gangs of men have been loot
ing the produce of the plantations dur
ing the night Following the recent
shooting of the speaker of the house of
assembly, in mistake for an obnoxious
landlord, these demonstrations are con
sidered to be of a serious nature, and
more trouble is anticipated.
.The total shaded portion represents
.nn:u irum cyum, ae cuwpuruu wua iu area or tne motner country. Tn aoubiy
ehaded portion represents the population of the captured possessions as compared
HAVANA OF TODAY.
Many Vessels With Cargoes and Bations
in the Harbor.
Havana, Aug. 81." The bay of Ha
vana again presents an unusually active
aspect. Numerous vessels with cargoes
and rations from the United States are
riding at anchor. Close to what re
mains of the wrecked Maine is moored
the Spanish cruiser Alfonso XIII. She
is at tho same buoy as she was on the
night of the explosion. The wreck has
settled two feet or more in the muddy
Early this morning Senoi Fernandez
de Castro, civil engineer of Havana,
accompanied by the chief inspector of
the harbor police, visited the Red Cross'
steamer Clinton, remaining nearly an
hour. The meeting took place in the
saloon of the steamer. Senor de Cas
tro, who is a young and handsome man,
sat beside Miss Barton, fanning her.
Around them were grouped the Red
Cross nurses, the whole presenting a
picturesque soene. . Miss Baiton says
the governor is- a most charming man.
She thinks him endowed with splendid
qualities, and she acknowledges the ex
cellence of the measures he has adopted
to relieve want in the city by establish
ing kitchens, which distribute over 86,
000 rations daily. "With such ' a
man," says Miss Barton, "almost any
thing is possible." . f : '
A part of the Red Cross relief will,be
landed here, and a part at Matanzas.
After1 his visit to Miss Barton, Gov
ernor do Castro paid a visit to the
Comal, where he was entertained by
Captain Niles and Major Nisker, to
whom he gave letters of introduction to
Senor Montoro, secretary of finance in
the Spanish colonial cabinet, recom
mending that permission be granted to
them to distribute 1,000,000 rations
free of duty. , t .
' The plan is for'the Comal to lemain
at Havana as a central floating ware
house, and to forward relief to the in
terior by rail, pack' mules and other
means of transportation. 1
Yesterday morning the first CI the
American soldiers landed from the
Comal and took breakfast ashore.
Their appearance excited universal
curiosity, large crowds following from
the wharf and commending their quiet
and gentlemanly conduct. The attitude
of the people here of all classes toward
the American soldiers and correspond
ents and toward Americans generally
is one of courtesy and politeness.
An assignment of IS men from the
Comal visited the graves of the vio
tims of the battle-ship Maine. Cap
tain Stewart Brice, son of1 ex-Senator
Brice, and aide-de-camp to General
Shafter, also visited the cemetery, and
several soldiers placed flowers upon the
tomb. Americans are anxious to see
a monument erected as soon as possi
ble to commemorate the resting place
of the heroes. - La Luoha, in an edi
torial today on the , future, of Cuba,
"Ther6 are four solutions of the
problem independence, annexation, a
Spanish protectorate or an American
As for an American protectorate, t
would be the most servile and humili
ating form of government that could'
lie offered tn an enliehr.ened race."
p R A fl C
the amount of colonial 'territory ire hnre
AROUND THE WORLD.
The Cisar'g Peace Circular Causes
London, Aug. 81. Tho papers, are
filled with discussions, comments and
opinions as to the circular of Emperor
Nicholas. The most world-shaking
event could have hardly produced such
a coup as the suggestion, the fruition
of which is regarded on all sides as an
This being holiday season, it is diffl
cult to obtain the opinions of public
men on the subject. The religious
world, however, loudly welcomes and
praises the czar's noble initiative.
Numerous bishops have already ex
pressed their views in that sense.
The pope wired his congratulations
to Emperor Nicholas immediately, and
offered every assistance in his power to
promote the proposed conference.
Distanced by tho Czar.
London, Aug. 81. The Berlin corre
spondent of the Daily News says: Ger
many will accept the suggested confer
enoe, but expects nothing will result
from it ,. . '
Mr. Jackson, the secretary of the em
bassy, does not believe in the practica
bilityof the proposal. He assured me
that, speaking for himself only, he felt
sure that Ainorica would not permit the
Philippine question to be submitted to
such a conference, nor did he believe it
would be possible for any power to be
gin the work of disarmament.-
The Paris correspondent of the Daily
News says: "A diplomat assures, me
that Emperor William intended to re
yert ' to the subject of disarmament
while at Jerusalem, in the coming
autumn, to attend the dedication of the
Church of the Redeemer.
"Irraddition to taking the wind out
of the kaiser's sails, the czar ia the
only Russian sovereign who has tra
versed Siberia, and he must have seen
such a population of political malcon
tents as might easily be induced by
American, Japanese and English influ
ence to declare for independence.
. Willing to Try.
Berlin, Aug. 81. The North German
Gazette', referring today to the czar's
peace 'conference proposals, remarks:
"Ouif armaments were never intended
for selfish ends, but only for-our own
protection and for the maintenance of
peaoe We are willing to give a fair
trial to another method of attaining
the object at a smaller cost." ' ' ' ;
As Viewed at Home. .:-
St. Petersburg, Aug. 81. The news
papers heredeolare that the czar's man
ifesto will probably constitute a turn
ing point in history. : ..
General Booth's Congratulations.
London, Aug. 81. General William
Booth, of the Salvation Army, sent the
following telegram to Emperor Nicholas
"May it please your majesty, I have
received with profound thankfulness to
God the news of your imperial majes
ty's wise, beneficent and Christian-like
proposal in favor of universal peace."
Thanks From Zionists.
1 I .... o. 1 1 A . . i mi .
uajDU oniizimiaiiu, Aug. Ol. Axle
Zionist-convention has passed a resolu-
nun eAiireHHiug iih pruiuunu UIHI1KS to
the czar fox issuing his peace note.'
Czar Invites Military Powers '
to a Peace Conference. :
APPEARANCE OF SINCERITY
Likely to nave Important Besults,
Among Others the Beduction of Ex
St. Petersburg, Aug. 80. By order
of Eraporer Nicholas, Count Muravieff,
the foreign minister on the 22d, hand
ed to the foreign diplomats at St.-:
Petersburg a note declaring that the
maintenance of peace and the reduction
of the excessive armaments now crush
ing all nationa w the ideal for which
governments ought to strive.
The czar oonsiders the presont mo- K
ment favorable for the inauguration of
a movement looking to this end, and
invites the powers to take part in an
international conference as a means of
thus insuring real and lasting peaoe
and terminating the progressive in
crease of armament'
' Text of the Note. ,
London, Aug. 80. The czar's propo
sition is likely to produco a sensation
throughout Europe, and coming from,:
such a quarter and with such sincerity
ot purpose, it is likely to have import
It is thought that France and Ger
many will follow Russia. -
The text of the note follows: . (
"The maintenance of general peace,
and the possible reduction of the expen
sive armaments : which weigh upon all
nations present themselves in existing ,
conditions to the whole world as a,n
ideal toward which the endeavors of
all governments should be directed. 1
The humanitarian and magnanimous
ideas of his majosty, the emperor, my -august
master, have been won over to
these views in the conviction that this
lofty aim itf in conformity with the ;
most essential interests and legitimate
views of all the powers, and the im
perial government thinks the present
moment would be very favorable to
seeking the means.
"International discussion is the most
effectual means of insuring all people's
benefit a real, durable peace, above
all, putting an end to the progressive
development of the present armaments. ,
"In the course of the last 20 yoars,
the longing for general appeasement
has grown especially pronounced in the
consciences of civilized nations; am
the preservation of peaoe has been put
forward as an object ot international
policy. ; It is in its name that great -
states have concluded among them
selves powerful alliances. It is the .
better to guarantee peace that thoy -have
developed, in proportions hitherto ,
unprecedented, their military forces
and still continue to increase them
without shrinking from any sacrifice.
Nevertheless, all these efforts have not
yot been able to biing about the bonefi-
cent result desired, pacification.
The financial charges following the
upward strike at the very root of pub-liff-
prosperity. The intellectual and. .
physical strength of the nation's labor
and capital are mostly diverted from
their natural application and are un '
productively consumed. Hundreds of'
millions are devoted to acquiring torri-
ble engines of destruction, 1 which,
though today regarded as the last
work of science, are destined tomorrow
to lose all their valuo in consequence
of some fresh discoveiy in the same
field. National culture, economic prog
ress and the production of wealth are
either paralyzed or checked in develop
ment. Moreover, in proportion as the
armaments of each power , increase, tho ;
less and loss they fulfill the object the
governments have set before them
selves. The economic 'crisis, duo in.
great part to the system of armaments.
l'outrance, and the continual danger
which lies in this massing of war ma
terial, are transforming the armed
peace of our days into a crushing bur
den, which the peoples have more and
more difficulty in bearing. -
It appears evident that if this state
of things were to be prolonged it would
inevitably lead to the very cataclysm it .
ia desired to avert, and the horrora
which make every thinking being
shudder at in advance.
To put an end to these incessant
armaments and to seek the moans of "'
warding off the calamities which aro '
threatening the whole world such is
the supreme duty today imposed on alU
states. ' - - . ; ; - -
Filled with this. idea, his majesty .
has been pleased to command me to
propose to all the governments whose- .
representatives are accredited to the
imperial court the assembling of a con
ference which shall occupy itself with
this grave problem. ' This conference '
will be, by the help of God, the happy 1
presage for the century which is about '
to open. It would . converge into one -
powerful focus the efforts of all states
sincerely seeking to make the great
conception of universal peace triumph
over the elements of trouble and dia- .
cord, and it would, at the same time,
cement their agreement by a corporate
concentration ot the principles of Eu
rope and right, whereon rest the se
curity of states and the welfare of peo
ples."'' ' '