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It's a Cold Day When We Get Left.
nOOD RIVER, OREGON, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1898.
LATE NEWS FROM DAWSON
From All Parts , of the New
World and: the, Old. 1 ;
OF INTEREST TO OUR READERS
Comprehensive Review of the Import
ant Happenings of the Pit Wm
Gulled From the Telegraph Columns.
Senator McBiide of Oregon, has In
troduced a bill making Astoria the ter
minus of the trans-Pacifie cable.
Congress haa adjourned until Janu
ary 4. After the holiday recess the
rights of General Wheeler and others to
bold their seats will be inquired into.
Among a network of wires 20. feet
above the ground, Koderick Chisholm,
a Chicago electrician, was slowly
burned to death in sight of several
hundred spectators. ? j ; . ' V .
Colonel E. S. Barrett, national pres
ident of the Son 8 of the American Rev
olution, was killed by falling 'from a
window of his home at Concord, Mass.
Be was 60 years of age.
In Louisville, Ky., it is estimated by
the health department that there are
J 0,000 cases of grip. The lavages of
the disease have been so 'widespread
that in some cases . business has been
seriously impeded. , . j
Hereafter brooms will cost 2 cents
more apiece. ' Members of the Broom
Manufacturers' Association , of the
United. States met in Chicago and de
cided to advance the prioe of brooms 25
cents a dozen. ,,!'.,
A rear-end collision occurred on the
Pennsylvania railroad - three miles
from Rah way, N. J., whioh resulted in
the loss of two lives and injury to many
persons. . The killed are William C.
Dewolf, a railway clerk; and P. Knight,
a colored potter of the sleeping-oar.
While examining state documents of
the 16th century in the Vatican library
recently, Abbe Cozzaluzzl, assistant
librarian, . found , the original manu
script of a treatise by Galileo on the
tides. The manuscript is all in Gali
leo's handwriting, and ends with the
words written at Rome in the Medici
Gardens on January 8, 1616.
The president has nominated Ethan
A. Hitchcock, of Missouri, to be secre
tary of the interior. Mr. Hitobcook is
at present ambassador to Russia. Ha
was appointed minister more than a
year ago, and when the rank was raised
to an embassy, he was re-appointed.
He is a wealthy-lawyer and business
man of St. Louis, and was for some
time an extensive plate-glass manufac
turer. He is a great-grandson of Ethan
Allen, of Revolutionary fame.
The table of proposed stations of
United States troops,' submitted by
General Wade, shows a total of 60,000
troops, distributed as follows: Provinoe
of Pinar del Rio, 8,000; province of
Havana, 24,000; provinoe of Matanzas,
province of Puerto Prinoipe, 2,000;
provinoe ;of Santiago. 1,000. The
recommendations bf the commission, if
carried out, would require 45 regiments
of infantry and five of cavalry, with six
batteries of light artillery, four for
Havana and two for Matanzas.
Secretary Long will soon issue ad
vertisements calling for. proposals for
raising the Maine and the Cristobal
uoion, in accoraance witn tne aeoision
of the board of construction to which
the matter had been referred.
A financial statement just issued by
the Southern Paojflo Company shows
that for the month of October the gross
earnings ' of the :' oompany' .. reached
15,556,725. This is an increase of
$1,125,701 over the same month of last
year. ' '"" '
Corliss, of Michigan, has introduced
a bill in the house to facilitate the con
struction and maintenance of tele
graph cables in the Pacific ocean be
tween the United States and Hawaii,
the Philippine islands, Japan and other
The agricultural appropriation bill
passed by congress oontalns a retalia
tory olause authorizing the secretary of
agriculture to inspect imported articles
dangerous to health, and also author
izing the secretaiy of the treasury to ex
clude such articles. The restriction is
designed to apply to a large number of
articles imported from foreign coun
tries, v . , . , ' .
' London advices just received bring
promise that the West Indian colonies
will enter upon the new year with
brighter industrial prospects, owing to
the successful launching of the West
Indian Co-Operative Union, organized
on the lines of the California Fruit
Union, and the Irish Agricultural or
ganization, which achieved wonderfully
tapid sutoesB. , :
Great Britain has given another
Striking example of friendship for the
United States, and at the same time
has taken action whioh is looked upon
in the light of a recognition of the
sovereignty of tbe United States over
the Philippines. A filibustering ex
pedition organized to go to the support
of Aguinaldo has been suppressed at
Hong Kong by orderof the British au
Admiral Sampson's daughter is to
Wed a Californian.
"Bab," the well-known syndicate
writer is critically ill at her home in
New, York. , ,
The O. R. & N. O.'s steamship Co
lumbia on hei last trip made "the run
from San Francisco to Portland in 47
hours and 55 minutes.
An express train and freight train
met on tne same track near Vincennes,
Ind., and three trainmen were serious
ly hurt and a score or more passengers
bruised and soratoned.
The American National bank, of
Lima, O., was robbed of 118,162. The
money was taken from the big vault.
The robbery was perpetrated in a skil
ful manner, no damage being done to
Mrs. Izbel, her daughter, Mrs. Ossie
Malone, and Mrs. Malone's infant were
burned to death in their home nea,r
Hillsboro, Tex. The women oould : be
seen in the bouse, but it was impossi
ble to rescue them, though every ef
fort was made. The fire started by
the use of kerosene to kindle a fire.
Captain R. D. Evans' name is prom
inently mentioned as Rear-Admiral
Bunco's successor in the Brooklyn
navy-yard, now that it seems to be de
oided that Rear-Admiral Sampson will
remain commander-in-chief of the
North Atlantic Btation, and Rear-Admiral
Schley will be assigned to . sea
duty in compliance with his request.
., The Conference based upon tbe dis
armament proposal of Empeior Nicho
las has been fixed for St. Petersburg
about the beginning of May next, prior
to which the Russian government will
submit officially to the powers a defi
nite plan of disarmament in order to
enable them to formulate modifications
A special from Dawson dated No
vember 19 says: Reports from all
creeks in the vicinity of Dawson indi
cate that the winter's produot of gold
will exceed that of last year by more
than 100 per cent. "Several persons are
reported to have been frozen to death.
One of these was found in a kneeling
posture beside his sled and dogs, be
tween Hunker and Dominion, at the
The navy department is going to be
prepared for any emergency that may
baieafter arise in the Atlantic and Pa
cific oceans by carrying on hand the
enormous stock of nearly half a million
tons of the best steaming coal for war
ships that can be procured. This sup
ply of the most important of all sinews
of modern war is to be systematically
distributed in Amerioan ports most
conveniently looatej for the coaling of
ships for any operations the navy may
conoeivably be called upon to under
take.' 'Judge -Day, president of ''the Paiis
peaoe commission, has arrived home.
A loaded lumber sohooner is ashore
at Cannon beach, near Elk creek, Or.
Tho recently apt.Moted register of
the Nul'ato land offioo in ', Alaska is
In a trainwreck near Lexington, Ky.,
nine trainmen were injured, two piob
ably fatally. . . . '
, Importations of manufactures from
Great ' Britain into the United States
seem likely to chow an unusually small
total in the year 1898.
The United States troops have begun
a regular patrol of the city of Havana,
in order to guard against possible dis
orders. General Lee is arranging for
the evacuation day parade.
Public men in office, especially those
in congress, newspaper correspondents
and everybody who is supposed to have
influence in shaping legislation or with
the administration are being flooded
witn literatiure from foreign countries
i: relation to our changed condition of
t.ffi.;rs as a . result of the Amerioan
Fire destroyed the house occupied by
Senor Don Carlos Morla Vicuna, the
Chilean minister, at the corner of Con
necticut avenue and N street, Wash
ington. The roof and tor) story were
destroyed - and the furniture of the
whole house was ruined by smoke and
water, entailing a loss of $10,000. The
minister and his family barely es
caped. At Brookline, Mass., by the sudden
breaking of the ice on Loverett pond, in
the park system, 80 young girls and
boys were thrown into eight feet of wa
ter1, and though numerous spectators
Land the police worked ha.d to rescue
the children, three were drowned before
help could reaoh them. They were J.
W4 Clattenburg, jr., 10 years old; Ar
thur Collins, 12 years old, and Emma
Miller, 14 years old.
The cotton receipts at Houston, Tax.,
lince the beginning of the present sen
Bon have been 2,000,000 bales, a record
never equaled by an interior town or
port of the United States, and which'
will be celebrated by a banquet to!
which all the the prominent civic offi
cials and cotton men will be invited.
It is estimated by Secretary Warner, of
the cotton exchange, that 500,000
bales will yet be - reoeived - during the
remainder of the season.
According to a new time card of the
Great Northern to go into effect Janu
ary I, , the transcontinental schedule
will be reduced 12 hour-
The Closing of Spanish Rule
STREET RIOTS IN MONTSERRAT
Cuban Heap Indignities on the Tan
'. qulshed Foe, and Insist an Kissing
the "Brave Americanos."
Chicago, Dec. 28. A censored spe
cial cable to the Tribune from Havana
says: . . ' ;
Rioting began at Mdntserrat tonight.
A battalion of Spanish troops ' hurried
from the barracks on the Prado to
Galiano street, the dividing line be
tween Cuban and Spanish territory.
Order was restored, but in the firing
whioh oocurred before the troops ar
rived, an 8-year-old Cuban child was
killed by a stray bullet.
Spanish teiritory in the New World
is- now limited to a narrow strip of
land between Havana harbor and Cali
ani street. Tbe flags of Cuba libre
and the' United Sttes are waving with
in two blocks of the Prado. a great
boulevard which runs through the cen
ter of Havana.
Montserrat having been evacuated,
the place was alive today with Cubans
and people from the United States.
The scene enacted at Cerro and Vedado
last week and Jesus del Monte yester
day, was repeated 8t Mo'ntserrat. There
was even a greater demonstration,for
Montserrat comes almost to the city.
Some of . the flags leaped across the
dividing line and waved on the Span
The celebration which was begun on
Christmas night today reached its
height. Crowds of men and women
waving Cuban and Amerioan flags and
carrying branches of trees, paraded the
streets shouting and singing. Many
Americans went over to see the demon
stration. They did not remain long.
Owing to the intense enthusiasm, the
populaoe insisted on kissing the "brave
Americanos," whether they wanted to
be kissed or not. ' ' ':
Several affrays took place between
the Spanish residents and the Cubans.
A grocery keeper on Oquendo street re
fused to put out the Cuban colors, and
was almost beaten to death with sticks.
As evening came on, the demonstra
tion became noisier than ever, as many
of the negroes parading were drunk and
greatly exoited. The Americans be--came
fearful of another clash with the
Spanish troops like that which ushered
in Christmas day. Francisco Luinteso,
a Spanish ' volunteer patrolling the
street near the Prado, was fired at from
a housetop and killed. A Cuban was
killed in another part of the city.
Half a dozen Cubans and Spaniards
were shot or stabbed in affrays about
tl.e city. , ' i ; ' '
There was a fight between Cnbans
and Spaniards in front of the United
States Club at midnight. Several of the
participants were badly cut with ma
chetes.. Many American soldiers who
were in town behaved so boisterously
that General Ludlow says he is sorry
that they were permitted to oome into
Havuna, and in future none will be
permitted exoept on . strictly military
business. -' -," ?' ,
ITavana In a State of Unrest.
Havuna, Deo. 28. Francisco Quin
tero, a Spanish guerrila, while, walking
along Genois street today, was fired
at from the roof of a house and serious
ly wounded.j During the last 24 hours
one man has been killed and 12 have
been wounded in affrays in different
parts of the city, and 11 burglaries
have , been committed. The oity is in
a state of unrest. Three more wards
of Havana were evacuated today. ';
La Lucha says it can see no dis
loyalty on the part of Spanish residents
in Cuba if they choose to hoist Ameri
oan and Cuban flags, because Spain re
nounced the island without consulting
Captain-General Castellanos. after
formally turning over the island . to
the Americans on January 1, will leave
for Matanzas, where he will remain a
fortnight, going thenoe to Cienfuegos.
A party of colored Cubans this morn
ing entered : the wholesaler grocery es
tablishment at 118 San Jose street,
owned by the Spanish firm of Mestro
& Mata, and ordered Senor Mestro to
kiss the Cuban ; flag and to ory "Viva
Cuba libre." ;. He refused to obey,
where upon one of the Cubans cut his
head badly with a machete.
Today a Cuban mob threatened to
attack the residence of Marquis de
Montero, seoretary of - the treasury in
the autonomist cabinet, and a member
of the Spanish evacuation commission.
The house is 103 Neptune street, in a
part of the city already evacuated. On
the matter being brought to the atten
tion of the United States evacuating
commissioners, a guard was sent to
guard the residence until further or
Removing the JDead..
New York, Dec. 28. Arrangements
weie completed today for disinterring
the bodies of the soldiers who were
buried in the improvised oemetery' at
Camp Wikoff, Long Island. Lieuten
ant William F. Chase, of the Sixth ar
tillery, will supervise the work. Forty
coffins were shipued today to M on tank.
Dominion Surveyor Frozen to Death On
the Klondike Kiver.
Seattle,Wash.,Deo. 28. The steamer
Farallon arrived today from Alaska
with a number of passengers from Daw
son direct, who oame out over the ice.
The trail is good, and a large number
of people are on the way out.
Among the passengers is Jack Carr,
the Yukon mail carrier, who left Daw
son November 21. He says the popula
tion of Dawson City has materially de
creased, it now being estimated at 16,
000.' Cost of living has also decreased,
good meals costing but $1. There will
be no food shortage this winter. There
is little hope of the mail service being
kept up between Dawson, and the out
side world this winter. ,
Thistle creek, on the American side,
is attracting considerable attention.
Pans averaging $25 are reported.
The execution of the four Dawson
murderers Ed Henderson and the In
dians White, Dawson Jim and Joe Nan
tuok has been postponed until March.
November 1 was set as the day of exe
cution. It is said that Indians of Alaska have
petitioned Governor Brady to go to
Washington to represent - them in oon
gress. The body of J. H. Cadenhead, a Do
minion land surveyor, was found frozen
in the ioe in. the Klondike river, near
Dawson, October 27. He had left
Sulphur creek the day previous, and in
the night, had broken through the ice.
Unable to pull himself out, he slowly
froze to death, with his hands spread
Dut on - the ice. Before losing con
sciousness he took his field notes and
papers from his pockets and threw them
from him, so that they might be picked
np and saved. ' .
Difficulty of Forming a . Constitution
Ends Its Career.
Manila, Dec. 28. The so-called oon
ress of the revolutionary government
of the Filipinos, whioh has been in ses
sion for some time, at Malo Los, has
been unexpectedly adjourned, owing to
the difficulty of forming a constitution.
A cabinet by President Aguinaldo,
appointed at Bacbor on July 15 last,
and named in the Barxjor proclamation
issued on that date, has resigned.
General Aguinaldo, who had been at
Malo Los, came frora there to Santa
Anata, a suburb of Manila. He then
visited Paterno, and now it is reported
he has gone to Cavite Vejo, the old
town of Cavite. Reliable advices say
that while he was at Paterno he. was
indelatigable in his efforts to overcome
the policy of the militant factions,
whioh js hostile to the Americans. It
is probable that his influence will avail
to avert trouble.
The Filipinos cabinet, proclaimed at
Bacoor on July 15, in conformity with
a deoree issued by the revolutionary
government on June 14, was made up
of the following peisonnel: -President
of the counoil of ministers, with the ad
interim portfolios of foreign affairs,
-marine and commerce, General Emilio
Aguinaldo y Famy; seoretary of wir
and of publio works,' Senor Don Bald
anoro Aguinaldo, nephew of General
Aguinaldo; seoretary of the interior,
Senor Don Leandero Ibarra; seoretary
of agriculture, S3nor Don Mariano
Trias. ' s" -'' ;'.'.'. V '".
New York, Deo. 28. Felipe Agon
cillo, the special representative of
'Aguinaldo, leader of the Philippine
patriots, left this oity tonight for
Washington. In Washington, Agon
cillo will await the arrival of tbiee
eminent Filipinos who are en route
with additional instructions from
Since his arrival frora Paris, on Sat
urday evening, Agoncillo . has been al
most constantly in conference with
visitors. Agoncillo said today that
there was no change in the situation,
and probably would be none until aftar
the arrival of his three fellow-country,
men. ' ', ' ' ' .' . . t, , .
Ordered to Manila. .
St. Louis, Mo., Deo. 28. Major, H.
R. Brinkerhoff, U. S. A., chief muster
ing officer for , Missouri, who haB been
stationed at the Jeff erson barracks since
last spring, received today a telegram
from the. secretary of war relieving him
from duty to join the Third infantry
at Fort Snelling, and to accompany it
to Manila.1 He expects to leave the
reservation as soon as he can paok and
ship his property. His wife and
daughter will aocoropany him. '
Will Guard Hollo.
Washington, Dec. 28. The . admini
stration has taken steps to safeguard
Amerioan interests in the oity of Iloilo,
on the island of panay, ona of the Phil
ippine arohipelago, and a military and
naval expedition is now on its way
there ' from Manila. Cable advices
weie reoeived here today from General
Otis, commanding the military forces
in the Philippines, and Admiral Dewey,
commanding the naval foroei there,
showing they are acting in concert in tbe
matter. ' '-' - ' . ' ",, .
' Race Trouble at Dallas. '. ' -
Dallas, Tex., Dec. 27. In an en
counter between three white men and
some negroes, one of the latter, Osoar
White, was killed, and anothei, Frank,
Holland, seriously wounded. Hun
dreds of whites and negroes assembled,
and for a time a race war was immi
nent. The air was filled with knives
New World Energy Aston
A NATION OF SHOPKEEPERS
England Awakes to the Aggressive
Commercial Prosperity of the United
States Decrease of British Exports
London, Dec. 27. It is n exaggera
tion to assert that the foremost topic
compelling attention in Europe is gen
eral and in Great Britain in particular,
overshadowing1 the dreary broils of do
mestic politics, is the remarkable ag
gressive commercial prosperity whioh
the United States , is manifesting.
Hardly a newspaper review or a publio
speaker doling the past month has
failed to notice with what giant strides
America is coming into tne first place
in the alignment of the powers. It is
certainly the chief subject of conversa
tion on Lombard street and on the
The manager of one of the greatest
London banks recently drew an Ameri
can business ' man into his private
office, and said, in an awe-struck tone.
"This is the first time in the history
of finance that, New York has been in
a position to dictate money rates to
London, Berlin and Paris." The
bank manager added that London's
purchases of American securities were
a feather's weight compared with the
balance of trade in' New York's favor.
James Brice, in a speech before the
Lieoestur chamber of commerce, sound
ed a warning to British manufacturers.
He emphasized the fact that the ex
ports of the United States and Ger.
many had increased 84,000,000 and
21,000,000 respectively between 1891
and 1897. while Great Britain's de
creased 15,000,000. He further
pointed out that the business of the
United States was developing along
many , important lines . which Great
Britain, he added, should have held
against all competitors. Mr. Brice un
hesitatingly asserted that the United
States could produce rails cheaper than
Great Britain, and he said he saw no
possibility of opening new markets ex
cept in China. ' ; .
Great Britain seems to have become
reconciled to the capture of the iron
markets by the United States. Ameri
can firms are uniformly successful in
bidding against British firms. The
Carnegie company and the Illinois Steel
Company have opened extensive offices
in London and are making inroads
upon the British reserve. Colonel
Hunsaker, the Carnegie representa
tive, has contracted for 80,000 tons of
plates for the Coolgardie road, Austra
lia, and the oompany was unable to un
dertake the contract for 80,000 tons
.A'dispatch from Berlin' says it is a
fact that the Russian government has
ordered 80,000 tons of Amerioan rails,
and the prospect of Amerioan competi
tion for the contracts in connection
with Russia's extensive railroads
alarms manufacturers here and else
where. Consuls assert that all Europe
is swarming, as never before, with
agents of Amerioan manufacturers of
steel, street railroads, electrioal appa
ratus and all kinds of machinery, who
are leading the commercial invasion.
The attempts to float a Russian loan
in New York have been received skep
tically here. Several financiers have
told representatives of the press that
"Russia tried to raise money in London,
Paris, Berlin and Amsterdam, and that
she seems to have turned to the United
States as a forlorn hope, possibly with
the view of reaping incidental politioal
advantages. But, it is admitted that
it is a question of a short time when
capitalists will have to reokon with
New York as a competitor ' in , high
finance. ' The Daily Chroniole com
ments upon the fact that American
capitalsts "have the courage of their
financial opinions if they think they
know the European situation better
than the capitalists of the Old World."
There is much interest here regard
ing the choice of a suocessor of Ethan
Allen Hitchoook as ambassador at St.
Petersburg. It is considered that the
post demands the presenoe of the
strongest diplomat, in view of the en
trance of the United States into the
East. Russia has sent one of her
ablest men to Washington, though a
transler from Washington to Constan
tinople or Madrid has hitherto been
oonsidered in the servioe as being a
promotion. Russia expects President
McKinley to reciprocate. Mr. Hitch
cock oarries home with him the convio
tion that Russia is still a stanch friend
of America, which he has endeavored
to impress upon the' state department
at Washington and on all influential
Americans he has met abroad.
Boy Kills Two Brothers. , '
Soooba. Miss., Deo. 27. Thomas
and William Brantley, brothers, were
shot and instantly killed last night, at 4
Enondale, by Eugene Dennis, an 18-year-old
boy. The brothers, accom
panied by their father, attempted to
enter the store of Dennis, it is said, in
tending violence, whereupon, young
Dennis opened fire on the Brantleys
with the above result. Tbe trouble
was caused by liquor.
NEGOTIATIONS AS TO TERMS.
England Agrees to Abrogation of the
Clayton-Bulwer Treaty. '
New York, Deo. 26. A special to
the Herald from Washington says:
All danger of further . friction between
the United States and Great Britain
over the construction of the Nicaragua
canal will shortly be removed by the
abrogation of the Clayton-Bulwer
treaty. Sir Julian Pauncefote, the
British ambassador, has received or
will receive within the next few- days
positive instructions to enter upon
negotiations with Secretary Hay for the
abrogation of the convention referred
to, and the preparation of a new treaty
guaranteeng the neutrality of the canal.
The change in the altitude of the
British government from its -old posi
tion of insisting upon having a voice in .
the construction of the proposed canal
is the result of representations made to
Lord Salisbury by Mr. Henry White,
charge d'affaires of this government in
London. It is the understanding of
those who are aware of the change in
the attitude of the British government
that Lord Salisbury will suggest'
through Sir Julian the advisability ofv
the United States granting some conces
sions to his- government in return for
the relinquishment of the important
lights possessed by Great Britain in the
matter of a canal across the isthmus,
which for nearly 50 years have been
recognized by this government in the
treaty negotiated by John M. Clayton,
on the part of the United States, and
Lord Henry Lytton-Bulwer, on the part
of the British government. , Just what
concessions will be asked are ' not
known, nor will they be until fuller
and final instructions have Deen re
ceived by Sir Julian and communioated
to Secretary Hay.. ' ;
HAVANA'S DEATH RATE.
Between Fifty-five and Seventy-five Die
Daily From Starvation and Disease.
New York," Deo. 26. A dispatch to
the World from Havana says: Ha
vana's death rate is astounding. There
are between 55 and 75 deaths here each
day, the majority from malarial fover,
typhoid-claiming the next largest num
ber of viotims and pernicious fever
about the same. .; ,
- The oivil register today shows a total
of 49 deaths in this oity in the last 24
hours, and two parishes where the
death rate was usually high made no
report. The mortality last week was
at the rate of 106 in every 1,000 of the
population. This week it will be high
er. In New York the death rate is
only 22 deaths per annum for every
thousand population. . .
All the hospitals are overorowded
and no more patients oan be received.
The municipal hospital, organized as
an emergency hospital to care for sick
reooncentrados, is taking oare of 805
patients with space for only 160. ; A
surgeon in one hospital said today that
he had to leave sufferers lying in the
streets beoause there is no place to
oare for them.
Vile stenches from the indescribable
dirtiness of some sections offer a her
culean task to the engineer officer pre
paring to clean the city, making the
American here despair of any imme
diate lowering of the frightful death
rate. ' '
A PERFECT SUCCESS.
More About the Balloon Trip Across
. the Channel. . . .
New York, Dec. 24. A dispatch to
the Times from London says: The
Chronicle publishes an account from its
correspondent sent from a balloon trip
across tbe channel, showing that the
Andree steering-gear was tested with ,
perfect success. The sail used was 18
feet square instead of 12 feet, the one
used in the land experiment.
The aeronauts took their course when
the 200-foot trail rope was in water
and found they had deflected three
points, or about double '-. that obtained
on land in Essex several weeks ago.
This is not surprising, for the frac
tional resistance of the trail rope in
water was immense. Another test gave
the same results, but this time the bal
loon descended within two feet of the
To keep the balloon at an even alti
tude was a task of the greatest diffi
culty, and owing to cold air on the
water the sun-heated gas' cooled with
lightning rapidity, demanding oonstant
expelling of ballast to prevent falling
into the sea.
The balloon again rose 2,800 feet,
but dropped behind a thick cloud. The
sudden eclipse caused a rapid descent,
and in a few minutes the balloon
touched the ocean. A wave struck the :
car. It was an exciting moment for
the aeronauts, their gum boots being
filled with water. Percival Spencer,
the famous aeronaut, in charge, prompt
ly threw out ballast and saved himself
from sjnking.' ' , ; '
The balloon then rose 700 feet after
clearing the Frenoh cliffs, and landed -safely
amid Noiman peasants four miles
east of Havre, having in jive hours cov-. :
ered 150 miles, of whioh 75 miles were
oversea, - .
Wrecks In the North.
Victoria, B. C.j Dec- 24.' The
Rosalie, whioh has arrived here from ;
Skagway, leports the wreck of a sloop
whioh left Wrangel two weeks ago for
Skagway with a party of 12, bound for
Atlin. The sloop was found bottom
side up by Indians, and it is feared '
that all hands ware lost.