It's a Cold Day When We Get Left. VOL. X. HOOD RIVER, OREGON, FEID AY, DECEMBER 2, 1898. NO. 28. From : All Parts of., the ,' New World and the Old. OF INTEREST TO OUR READERS Comprehensive Review of the Import ant Happenings . of the Fast Week Culled From the Telegraph Columns A powder mill at La Mot te, Mo., blew up and six workmen were killed and several injured. Officers of the American Maize Prop aganda are planning for an extensive exhibit of Indian oorn at the Paiis ex position. The official gazette of Madrid has published a decree aoceptinit the resig nation of Oeneral Blanco as governor general of Cuba.. ; ; ;; An anti-anarchist oonferneoe in which all the European nations are represent ed, has opened in Borne. The sessions will be prolonged until Christmas. . ; A territorial form of government will be recommended for Hawaii. The oommission has compluted the bill and its report will be ready when congress - assembles. Revolutionary bands in Brazil have . crossed the frontier and are threaten ing to unite and march toward the cap ital of Uruguay. Troops have been sent to pursue them.- " While rounding a curve near Burling ton, la., a passenger train was derailed. One woman was killed, a 2-year-old child fatally injured, and 19 others seriously injuied.'' r ' ; ' : . The Italian government has sent an ultimatum to the sultan of Moroooo on the subject of the detention and ill treatment of Italians. A .week has been given the sultan in which to make a reply ' v .?"- - An experiment In surgery is to be tried in New York. A man who blew away the side of his faoe and his nose with a shotgun will have both replaced with new ones of rubber, covered with grafted skin. .;.":.,-; .. ; There has been street fighting among 'the political parties at Seoul, Corea. On one side 23 persons were killed, and further bloodshed is feared. The Jap anese government has been asked to tend troops to preserve order at Seoul. A prominent Cuban says the first ob ject of the Cuban commissioners now in the United States is. to raise funds with which to pay the Cuban troops, fie also says that Cuba would desire to remain free for awhile, but ultimately annexation to the United States is both expected and desired. ) The official count on the late election for the bead of the ticket (governor) in Nebraska has been oompleted and sbowa a fusion majority of 2, 721. : ' The commissary department had dis patched the steamer Brat ten from Sa vanah with 700 tons of provisions for the starving people of Cuba. The Baldwin hotel on Market street, San Francisco,' was destroyed by fire and five lives are known to have been lost, with a possibility of more. Prospects are good for an early settle ment of the Behrlng sea sealing ques tion by the Anglo-American commis sion now in session at Washington.. , The price of whisky has been, ad vanced one oent. . , The causes of the advanoe were a strong demand for corn, the stiffness of the market and a orop shortage. .''''. A three-story building in San Fran cisco, pcoupied by Chinese, was de stroyed by fire and two of the inmates, Wong Quay and Wong . Gow, were burned to death. j.,- . Stockholders of the Eeeley Motfv. Company have not abandoned the hope that the secret of the life work of John W. Keeley will not be buried with the inventor. :, His papers will be seonred and the work carried on. Late advices from Salvador via Nica ragua ' indicate that the revolt is nioie nseiious . than at first thought It may involve all the five states in a general conflagration. According to advices, the real objeot of the movement is the overthrow of the federal republio, whioh was organized November 1 at Amapala. . The treasury department has recom mended to the secretary of war that quinine be admitted into, the countries of Cuba and Porto Bico free of duty. Under the Spanish laws the duty on quinine was about $18 a pound. ' The war department undoubtedly will con cur in the treasury department's recom mendation, i ;. . Complete returns have been received of the casualties of the Santiago cam paign. The adjutant-general's office has divided the campaign into different dates and periods. The statement shows: La Qoasina, June 24 Killed, one officer and 15 men; wounded, six officers, 44 men. San Juan, July 1 Killed, four officers and 134 men: wounded, 69 officers and 988 men. El Caney, July 1 Killed, four officers, 84 ' men; wounded, 24 officers, 834 men. I Aguadores, July 1 and 2 Wounded,' two officers, 10 men. Around Santiago, ' July 10 to 12 Killed, one officer, one man; wounded, one offloer, 23 men. 1 LATER NEWS. An Appalling Disaster on the Atlantis Coast .a Hundred Lives Lost. : The steamer Portland, whioh was re ported missing after the big Atlantic coast storm, .has been lost off Highland light with every passenger and the entire orew. . . The number drowned is about 100. Thirty four bodies have been recovered from the surf and the rescue work still proceeds. The Port land was valued at $250,000, and was insured. Chas. W. Couldock, the well-known actor, died in New York. Natural gas has been discovered on Summerland beach, near Santa Barbara, Cal. ,. , . The steamer Wildwood sank at her dock at Port Townsend during a heavy storm. . ,.. , Many of the Manila soldiers want to come home. They have been attacked by a serious case of home-siokness. A deputy sheriff hear Birmingham, Ala., was killed by a negro when he was trying to arrest an escaped conviot. Three negroes were lynched near Meridian,' Miss. The crime alleged was the thumping of a white man. The government has been officially advised of the successful termination of the Paris negotiations with Spain. ' The steamer Detroit was lost on Shelter island, near Juneau. She had 27 passengers, all of whom were saved. The battle-ship Wisconsin, reoently launched at San Francisco, is fast in the mud, and all efforts to dislodge her have proved futile. Incompetent engineers are blamed for the breakdown of the cruiser Buf- fao. while on her war from New York to join Admiral Dewey's fleet. Horse-stealing on a large scale is said to be going on in Eastern Oregon, and thousands of horses- have disappeared from that section during the past year. A writer in the London Contemporary Beview, in an article characterizing William of Germany as the arch enemy of England, declares that country and the United States must stand shoulder to 'shoulder in the East. General Blanco's retirement and the resignation of the autonomist cabinet increases the confusion in Cuba, which preceded American control. Fear is felt that the United States may not assume immediate - jurisdiction, and that oonfusion will result. News is at hand from Tien-Tsin that a large number of ' Japanese spies have been ; captured by the Russians at Port Arthur and shot. Seven Japanese, all officers of the imperial ; Japanese, army, were taken, and on their persons were found drawings of the principal forti fications. , But a day elapsed after their capture before they were marched out before a firing party of Russians and summarily shot ' ' : 1 Topgallant, a famous stallion, was gold in Chicago for $20,000, t . , New bankruptcy rules," the supreme court announces, will take effect Janu ary 2, 1899 ........ ; . Forty people were killed by the ex plosion of a box of dynamite near the Reina battery,' Havana, a v ' : . The United States navy has landed marines in China to act as guard for the United States legation. Japan will resist the great czar, and preparations are already under way for driving the Russian troops from Corea. The Franklin stamp mill at Hancock, Mich., has been destoryed by fire, the loss being $150,000. Six hunderd men will be thrown out of employment for six months. Ui v .; ,'.,..,;'..,,. ',.. .,', "' . A special to the New York World from Washington says: A cable be tween the, United States and the Ha waiian islands: will undoubtedly be pro vided at , the forthcoming session of congress. ' ' ; ' ' At a banquet given in his honor at New York, Admiral Schley stated that be had a presentiment that Cervera would attempt to escape from Santiago harbor, and that he bad made prepara tions to give him a warm reception. According to a dispatch from Shang hai to a London, England, news agency, the British admiral has hoisted the union jack over Ting Had. capital of the island of Chu San, and over several other islands in the Chu San archi pelago. . ' " '. . , '. ' An English Carlist positively asserts that Don Carlo's army will take the field in Spain soon after the treaty is signed. : He declares that a loan has been fully flnanoed, and that it is di vided equally between France and Epgland. . ' :' TTamage' bytheterrlbre blizzard off the New Enlgand coast has been much greater . than was indicated by early dispatches. In or near the harbors of Massachusetts alone not less than 100 vessels have been lost, and in most cases the fate of the crews is unknown. At least 170 lives have been lost. ; Official statistics show that German cattle : every where are suffering from tuberoulosis and other diseases. In the district of Aix-la-Chappelle, for in stance, 88 communes show that 749 farms are so infected. ' At least 40 percent of all the German cattle have tuberculosis, and in some districts the yerceutage is as high as 19 per cent. ; r. She Finally Accepts the American Terms. HUMBLED, BUT YET HAUGHTY Porto Itlco, Guam and the Philippines Are Now American Colonies Span ish Resources Exhausted No Condi tions Are Attached to Her Consent. Paris,' Nov. 80. Spain has aocepted the United States' offer of $20,000, 000, and at a joint session of the peace commissions this afternoon consented without condition to the relinquish ment of Cuba, and to cede Porto Rico, Guam and the Philippine islands. The dooument presenting this accept ance contained only 800 words. It opened with a reference to the unequal terms of the United States, and said that the Spanish commissioners, after having taken cognizance of the terms proposed by the Americans, replied that their government had tried to give as equitable an answer as possible, but that they were not prepared to commit their government to the acceptance of the principle embodied in the argu- UNCLE SAM'S NEW TERRITORY, The above map shows the territory that has been, or will undoubtedly be, added to the United States as a result of the wnr with Spain Cuba, Porto Rico, the Island of Guam, or Guahan, in the Ladrones, and a coaling station and port in the Philippines. ; , ' The'above map and statement was published immediately following the signing of the peace protocol. As a result of the Paris conference the United has gained every point therein predicted, together with, the cession of the entire Philippine archipelago. ment. y Spain rejects these, principles, the note continues, "as she always has rejected them." K Basing her attitude upon the justice of her cause, the note then says she still adheres to these principles, "whioh she has heretofore invariably formu lated. " '.i .-!." ':""':;: However, the note adds, in her desire for peaoe, she has gone so far as to pro pose certain compromises, wnicn tne Americans have always rejeoted. She has also attempted to arbitrate some of the material"particular8 upon which the two governments differed. These pro posals for arbitration, it is added, the Americans had equally tejeoted. .These allegations in Spain's reply, as to at tempted arbitration, refer to her pro posal to arbitrate the construction of the third article , of the protocol, and also to submit the Spanish colonial debt of Cuba and the Philippines to arbitra tion. The last proposition had been made in a written communication. Since its presentation, and in return for such arbitration, Spain offered to cede the territory in dispute. The Ameri cans refused both propositions for arbi tration. !' . ' Spain's reply today in substanoe con tinued by declaring that the United States has offered as a kind of compen sation to Spain something very inade quate to the sacrifices the latter coun try makes at this moment, and she feels that the United Stales', proposals could not be considered as equitable. Spain faas, however, exhausted all the resources of diplomacy and an attempt to justify her attitude., ; Seeing that an acceptance of the proposal made to Spain is a necessary condition to a con tinuance of negotiations, and seeing that the resources of Spain are not such as to enable her to re-enter upon war, she is prepared, in her desire to avoid bloodshed, and from considerations of humanity and patriotism, to submit to the conditions of the conquering na tion, however harsh they may be. She is therefore to accept the proposals of the American commission, as presented at the last sitting. . The reading and the translation of the dooument occupied less than five minutes. At the conclusion of the translation the commissioners empow ered Senor Ojeda, secretary of the Spanish commission, and , Seoretary Moore, of the American commission, to draw up articles which are to embody the relinquishment of Cuba by Spain and the oession of Porto Rico and the Philippines. ' These artioles, whioh may be considered as constituting the conditions of peaoe, will be ready for ubnjission oiiTbijrsday. SEVENTY . LIVES LOST. Fatalities From the Atlantlo Coast Gale Hourly Increasing, z: . Boston, Mass., Nov. 80. It is known definitely tonight that more than 70 lives have been lost in the wreoks of tugs, schooners and ooal barges during the storm of Saturday night and Sun day morning, and if the steamer Port land has gone down, as now seems pos sible, the list of casualties will rise to 170, with over 100 vessels of all de scriptions ashore, two score ot them to be total wreoks and an unknown num ber probably , beneath the waves of Massachusetts bay. There is scaroely a bay, harbor or in let from the Penobscot to New London which has not on its shores the bones of some stanoh craft, while all along Massachusetts bay, and especially Bos ton harbor, the beaches are piled high with the wreckage of schooners and ooal barges. ; The record, although hourly lengthening, is still incomplete, for that ocean grave-yard of Cape Cod is still to be heard from. , ' i The annoyance and inconvenience of the, railroad and street-oar embargo, covering the' whole of southern New England, sank into insignificance be fore the Btory of destruction wrought by wind and wave, yet it will be many a day before the full import of the disas ter is known or even realized. The islands of Boston harbor are without exception strewn with wrecks and wreckage; no less than 29 vessels are ashore at Gloucester, ovei 20 in the supposed safe harbor of Vineyard Haven parted their anchor-chains yes terday,, and are high and dry on the beach. -. Nantasket beach saw two schooners and a coal barge dash to pieces on its sands, the rocks of Cohas set claimed a stanch fisherman; Scitu AS A RESULT OP THE WAR ate, a well-known pilot-boat; Manches ter, a Down East lumberman, while one tug and three barges known to have been between Cape Cod and Boston are unaccounted . for and probably - lost. The upper harbors of Boston, Ply. mouth, Salem,' Portsmouth, Portland and other places where vessels were supposed to be comparatively safe, were the scenes of : numerous collisions be tween the ships and the wharves, j ' Every : life-saving crew performed deeds of heroism in rescuing crews from stranded vessels, and tug-boat captains risked life and property in their en deavor to save lifeV . . Deaths at Manila. : Washington, Nov.a 80.-rThe follow ing report of deaths among the Ameri can force at Manila was received from General Otis by the war department to day: - ' v 'v :;:' . :. i , ; "Manila, Nov., 29.- Adjutant-Gen-eial, Washington: Following deaths sinoe last report: ..,o v' 4 . "Nov. 21 Frank MM Harden, pri vate, company K, First North Dakota, typhoid fever. ; ; ' ':. . .! "Nov. 22 Clyde .Perkins, private,' company K, Seoond Oregon;' smallpox; Walter Downing, private, company L, First Colorado, dysentery. ''";.; .' !, "Nov. 23 Charles McKinnon, pri vate, company : F, Second ; Oregon, smallpox. - "Nov. 25 Robert Davidson " pri vate, company G, Fourteenth United States infantry, malaria; James M. Clark, company E, First South Dakota, dysentery. ' OTIS." Found Dead In the Road. Union, Or,, Nov. 80. A miner, Wil liam Lamb, was found dead near Sanger, a few days ago.- He became lost in a snow storm and was found frozen to death. It was reported that there was a gunshot wound on his body, and the ooroner went out to hold an inquest,-but this proved to be untrue. The body was brought here for burial, which took place today.' ' Spanish' Leave Plnar Del Rio. ' Havana, Nov. 80. At noon today General Hernandez Yelasco, with 2,000 Spanish troops, evaouated the city and province of Pinar del Rio. ; They left the city with bands playing and ban ners flying. General Yelasco made a formal delivery to the mayor. Half an hour afterward ,a Cuban lieutenant colonel entered with 250 men. ' New York, Nov. 80. The members of the Cuban committee in this oity , have reoeived no word of the death of , General Gomez, rumor. They discredit the EXPL0SI0N0FA BOILER v .. . ,. . .1:' ' ,.',, v Six Persons Killed on a Stockton Steamboat. MANY DANGEROUSLY WOUNDED Tletlms of the Accident Were Scalded to Death The Heartrending; Scenes Among-the Sufferers. v- " ' j ' Stockton, Cal., Nov. 29. The mosi disastrous river accident in the history of Stockton occurred this morning at 4:20 o'clock, near Fourteen-Mile slough, when a part of one of the boilers of the river steamer T. C. Walker, which left San Francisco at ,6 o'olock last night, was blown out, killing six and danger ously wounding 11 persons, while prob ably 15 or 20 others were more or less badly hurt. The T. C. Walker is owned by the California Navigation & Im provement Company, and ran between San Franoisoo and . Stockton. The dead are:'. . .-'..' ''."''? John Tulan, captain of the T. C. Walker; Ferdinand Law, of Seattle; W. A. Blunt, the agent in charge of shipping of sugar beets from the Moss tract to the Crockett factory; Watson H. Henry, of Stookton, engineer of the T. C. Walker; Mrs. Henry Watson, wife of the ohief, ' engineer; ; Jerry Dailey, fireman. Ten were wounded. . A ; '.. The majority of the passengers were in bed when the explosion oocurred, .and were awakened by the , report, which was as loud as a oannon's roar. People rushed from their rooms in their night clothes and found the whole forward portion of the steamer's upper works blown away. ; The electric lights had been put out, and the escaping Steam enveloped the front portion of the boat, till it was impossible to see how much of the boat had been dam aged. ; The screams of the men who were locked in their rooms near the pilot-house were heartrending. - Captain John Tulan had been blown from his bed against the door of the stateroom, and so sei iously in jured that he Could not move. .The door oould not be forced open, as he was jammed np against it. One of the employes of the boat seoured an axe and out the up per part of the room away, and finally removed him, but not until he was vir tually roasted alive. When prilled out, the flesh dropped from his bones in large pieces, and although he was suf fering excrutiatingly he bore it bravely, and not a groan escaped him as he was taken out of the steam. Watson H. Henry, the chief engineer, and his wife, were in their room near the pilot-house when the explosion oo ourred. Mrs. Henry was blown through the roof. , The flooring was blown up wards, andshe was burled with great violence a distance of fully 20 feet, towards the bow of the boat. She was horribly crushed by the foroe of the ex plosion, and also badly scalded by es caping steam." Her injuries proved fatal at 12:80" this afternoon. She re tained consciousness until a few mo ments before her death. Her suffer ings were so intense that she begged the physioiar.s in attendance to end her life, but ail that could be done was to deaden the pain by the use of narcotics. Mr. Henry was terribly Bcalded. He was blown some distance away, but not as far as was his wife. He died shortly after being brought to this city. W. A. Blunt was instantly killed. He was standing on the lower deck, as he intended making a landing a short distance above the place where the ex plosion occurred. : Jerry Dailey, the fireman, was in the firehold of the boat when the accident occurred. The escaping steam com pletely enveloped him, soarcely a por tion of his body escaping the scalding vapor. He died at the receiving hos pital at 12:15 this afternoon. He had been in tbe employ of the California Navigation & Improvement Company for about 14 years. , Underneath the lower decks, where the deck hands slept, the groans and screams were heartrending. The ; un fortunate imprisoned men were receiv ing the full effect of the steam as it .came from the boilers. Eight of them were almost roasted alive. Those who were able made their way to the -deck as best they could, while the more seri ously injured were unable to get out. The exposed poitions of their bodies suffered the most. The arms and faces of those near the main entranoe were frightfully scalded. . Coratti Dominici, who was on the lower deck, was blown into the water, and had to Swim ashore after his back was terribly scalded.. Louis Brizzolana, in company with Charles Magglni and wife, was standing near the pilot-house on the texas deck. The foice threw him to one side, but not until he was badly burned about the body. Fortunatelv, Mr. Maggini and his wife escaped without so much as a scratch, though both were thrown down by the concussion. Drowned in the Street. Boston, Mass., Nov. 29.--Two men lost their lives in the storm today at Revere. One was Michael Lee and the other an unknown negro. Both were drowned on Ocean avenue while trying to cross that thoroughfare, through which the tide was flowing. JUDGE DAY'S CABLE GUAM. Informs the President That the Span , lards Will Sign the Treaty. "Washington, Nov. 29. Throughout the poace negotiations, which are still pending in Paris, the president has ex pressed confidence that a treaty, satis factory to the United States, should be drafted and signed. s From time to time aasuranoes of substantial' progress toward that end. have been received from the American commissioners. Today advices were received by the president from Mr. Day, president of the American commission, reiterating the assurances he had previously given 1 the president of the early and success ful conclusion of the work oi the com mission. . ' ' .; ; Judge Day, it is understoood, states positively that the Spanish commis sioners formally will accept, perhaps tomorrow, the terms of the United States, and that a treaty drawn along the lines of- the agreement reaohed will be drawn and signed in a few days. ' Thedispatch from Judge Day was the first absolutely definite statement as to the conclusion of the labors of the com mission that had been reoeived, and, quite naturally, it afforded the presi dent and his advisers considerable sat isiaction. - " '' . It is probable that the president will discuss in his ' message to congress, which will be delivered one week from tomorrow, the successful efforts of the administration in the negotiation of a peace tieaty, although there is a possi bility that the treaty itself . may not have been signed at the time. IN A STORM'S CLUTCHE8. A Blizzard Raced In the North Atlantic and New England States. New York, Nov. 29. When tbe peo ple -of New York awoke this morning, they found the blizzard that raged when . they retired was still in progress. The storm, which began with a sdft, sleety snow Saturday at noon, increased greatly as the day wore on, with heav ier snow fall and the wind blowing a ' gale at midnight. There was a ' slight abatement of the wind this morning, but the snow still fell and drifted bad ly and the temperature dropped rap idly, v v i:: .:.'.,:!,.. ..' Itjobked this morning as though the blizzard would continue all day, but at 10 o'clock there was a breaking away in the west, and finally the storm ceased altogether, and the severest blizzard since the memorable blizzard of March, 1888, came to an end. The' wind blew at the rate of 59 to 60 miles; an hour during the height of the1 storm. . .; ,v ,: ' . ,- , A number of people are reported fiozen to death, and the property dam age is heavy. At Doston. ' ' Boston, Nov. 29. A record-breaking November blizzard swept over the greater portion of New England last night and today completely demoral- ' izing traffic of eyery description and well night paralyzing telegraphic and telephonic communication, while the northeast gale, coming on at high course of tides, drove the sea far beyond its usual limits and made a maik along . shore exceeded only by the memorable hurricane of 1851. A dozen or more coasting vessels were driven asborein Boston harbor during the blizzard, and the great ocean steamer Ohio, of the Wilson line, was torn from her moor- ; ings and driven high and dry on Speo tacle island. - - :. ' - Philadelphia Storm-Swept. Philadelphia, ' Nov. 29. The blia zard which came out of the West reached this city at 11 o'clock yester-, day morning, and raged furiously until . 1 o'clock this morning.: As unepxected as it was violent, ' it wrought great havoc not only here, but throughout the entire state. 1 : , NO EXTRA SESSION. President McKinley and Many Promt. ' nent Men Oppose It. Washington, ' Nov. 29. President : McKinley will try to avoid an extra session, if that is possible. In this effort he is likely to be seconded by a large number of publio men both branches of . congress and of both par ties. Public policy will dictate the desires of some and selfishness that ot others. President McKinley will make . every effort to have the peaoe treaty laid before congress immediately after the holidays. He hopes to have it rat ified before the adjournment in March.. Meanwhile, it is expected that a bill will pass for the reorganization of the army, so that garrisons for the new possessions will be provided for. Prob ably will be passed providing for the temporary government of the Philip pines, and Porto Rico, and possibly Cuba, by the army officers command ing in eaoh, until congress oan provide otherwise. Then congress will provide for commissions to visit the different islands and - make recommendations for their government to the next con gress. That is the scheme which will be followed if there is no extra session, and if everything goes through as planned. ; . ; ! Added to the Navy. San Francisco, Nov. 29. At 0:23 o'clock this morning, in the presenoe of a vast multitude, the battle-ship Wisconsin was successfully launched at the Union iron works. The Wisconsin is the largest of the vessels built for the United States government at this ship yard. - ' '. '