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It's a Cold Day When We Get Left.
VOL. X. . HOOD RIVER, OREGON, FRIDAY, JANUARY 6, 1899. NO. 33.
RECORD OF A YEAR.
Important Events Crowded the
Past Twelve Months.
MUCH HISTORY MADE.
The Year 1898 Will Be Remembered as a
Most Notable Om.
A Chronological Kevlew Showi It to
Have Been Remarkable In Many Respects-War
with Bpain Take Fore
most Place In the Interesting; Record,
Concise Story of That Victorious
Conflict International and Internal
Dissensions Among Knropean Coim-tries-Dis
ister and Death at Home
To him who is concerned with history
In the making there very rarely comes a
year more heavily lndeu with important
events than the year 1S08. It has seen
every state in Europe," except peaceful
Scandinavia and the Dutch communities,
face to face with either war or internal
dissolution some of them within meas
urable distance of both. Yet the greatest
effects have not been in Europe; 1898 has
eeei the United States forced," not by any
gr. ed of power, but by its humanitarian
ideals, to take its part in European rela
tions. A brief but glorious armed conflict
with Spain has been begun, prosecuted to
its end and Bettled by a treaty of peace
upon which the ink is scarcely dry. The
inception of great political changes has
been witnessed in China; two European
rulers have come to their death; several
men and women prominent in statecraft,
military affairs, reform, literature and
music, have passed away; the year has
been marked by some terrible marine dis
asters, causing great loss of life; and fire,
flood and storm have numbered their vie
time by scores and caused extensive loss
The war between the United States and
Spain was the foremost event or series of
events in the year's history. It was the
sixth wivr waged by the American people
I against 1 ireigners, was declared April 25,
"iLjL98, anil continued until Aug. 12, about
"-fuar-ittt;ths.-v The-Unkod-Stntes employ
ed over 200 warships, of all classes, and
2(50,000 regulars and volunteers, nearly
200,000 of whoi:t, however, did not see
active service against the Spaniards. The
' United States forces won all the battles
of the war; the most notable engagements
being Admiral Dewey's destruction of
the Spanish Eastern fleet at Manila bay,
Admiral Sampson's destruction of the
Spanish Cape de Verde squadron at San
tiago, and Gen. Shafter's capture of San
tiago. The American naval forces lost
not a vessel, and but 17 killed and 67
wounded; but the army lost 210 killed and
1,437 wounded. The Spanish navy lost
35 warships valued at $30,500,000, more
than 1,000 sailors in killed alone; and the
army lost nearly 3,000 in killed, besides
rottniled. Spain was obliged to relin
quish Cuba and to cede all its remaining
West Indian possessions to the United
States; also the island of Guam, one of
the Ladrones, and lost sovereignty over
practically all the Philippines. The Unit
ed States expended about $300,000,000 in
prosecuting the war. Spain was com
The chronological table that '; follows
gives the most important happenings of
J898, foremost among which are those of
the war with Spain.
CONFLICT WITH. SPAIN.
Events of the War Lately Won by the
United States. .
25 TJ. S. battleship Maine, Oapt. C. D. SIgs-
bee, U. o. N., Is ordered to Havana,
Cuba. . '
February. ' . . . .
8 The publication of a letter written by
Beuor Dupuy de Lome, spanisn minister
to the United States, speaking dispar
agingly of President McKlnley, leads to
the Minister's resignation, of his post
lid the appointment ol senor Lmis Polo
15 The U. S. battleship Maine, lying In the
harbor of Havuna, Is destroyed and sunk
by an explosion between U and 10 o'clock
17 Rear Admiral Slcard, commanding the
North Atlantic squadron, orders a court
of Inquiry Into the loss of the Maine.
10 The request of the Spanish officials In
Havana for a Joint Investigation Into the
loss of the Maine Is declined.
21 The United States Senate orders an In
vestigation into the Maine disaster. '.
8-9 Congress votes to place $50,000,000 at
the unqualified disposal of President Mc
Klnley as an emergency fund.
10 Spain remonstrates against the presence
: of the United States fleet at Key West
and against other measures of defense
' by our Government.
17 Facts concerning Cuba stated In the
Senate by Senator Proctor, of Vermont,
as the result of personal observation.
28 Court of Inquiry's report on the Maine
. gent to Congress.
B Consul General Lee recalled.
10 Consul General Lee leaves Cuba.
11 President McKlnley sends a message to
, . Congress recommending armed lnterven
' tjon In Cuba.
15 Army ordered to mobilize.
16 yenate belligerency resolutions passed.
18 Congress votes against Cuban recogul-
19Jbougress passes resolutions demanding
, the withdrawal of Spain from Cuba.
204Queen opens Cortes with war speech.
llGovernnient announces Its opposition to
privateering. President signs uotlflca
tlon to the nations of intention to block
ade. 81 Our minister at Madrid, Gen. Stewart
L. .Woodford, Informed by the Spanish
MiuUte,.. of. Foreign Affalnr vat dlplo
matlc relations between S and the
i tjnlted States are terinln' ..PresI-
Unt McKluley cables our itum to
i (win, demanding a reply i 123....
tor Polo y iter na be, , minis-
ter. receives his passport and leaves
22 Cruiser New York, Sampson's flagship,
captur-s Pedro, 2,000 tons, fifteen miles
east of Havana. .. .Cuban ports block
aded by the American squadron. v
23 The President issues his proclamation
calling for 1115.000 volunteers. .
24 (Sunday) A Spauish decree declaring
war against the United States was
cassetted at Madrid.
25 Congress passes a resolution declaring
that the state of war existed from
26 ReeruHIng volunteers began In New
27 United States vessels bombard Matan
sifis Seventh New York Regiment de
clines to enlist.
28 Commodore Dewey's fleet sails from
Hongkong for Manila.
20 Spanish squadron sails from Cape Verde
for the West Indies. .. .New York shells
Cabanas forts U. S. cruiser Yale
Purls) arrives In New York.
30 Commodore Dewey's squadron arrives
off Manila. .. .Flagship New York fires
; on Spanish cavalry sharpshooters off
1 XT. S. eru'ser Toneka arrives at New
Yoik from Falmouth. .. .Commodore
Dewey's squadron destroys the Spanish
fleet at Manila.
2 Cable from Manila to Hongkong cut by
4 Battleship Oregon and gunboat Marietta
sail from Itio Janeiro.
'7 Commodore Dewey informs State De
partment of the seizure of Cavlte.
0 Congress thanks Hear Admiral Dewey.
10 The Gussle expedition sailed from
11 Ensign Worth Bagley and four of the
crew of the torpedo-boat Wlnslow killed
by a shell from the Spanish forts at Car
denas 12 Admiral Sampson's squadron bombards
the forts at San, Juan, Porto Rico....
The Spanish Cape Verde fleet arrives at
Port de France, Martinique. .. .Gussle
13 Commodore Schley's fleet sails south to
meet the Spanish squadron.
14 Spanish Cape Verde fleet sighted off
15 Hear Admiral Dewey reports on fall of
' Manila. .. .Sng.ista's cabinet resigns....
Span sh torpedo-bont destroyer Terror
disabled at Port de France, Martinique.
. . . .Spanish fleet leaves Curacoa. . . .Gen.
Merrltt ordered to the Philippines as mll
1 Itary governor. .. .Gov. Black authorizes
reorganization of disbanded Thirteenth
17 Sagasla's new cabinet announced at
18 Ninety thousand troops ordered to mobil
ize in Cblckamauga.
20 Spanish fleet arrives at Santiago de
22 Cruiser Charleston sails for Manila.
23 Troops A and C arrive at Camp Alger,
Falls Church, Va.
24 The Spanish fleet Is bottled up at San
tiago. 25 Three transports with 2,588 men start
for Manila. .. .President lssuesa call for
75,000 more volunteers.
26 Oregon arrives In Key West.... One of
Spain's cabinet ministers said the coun
try was willing to nceept "an honorable
peace.". .. .Commodore Schley Is In touch
with the Insurgent leaders. .. .Florida
expedition landed without opposition
near Guantanamo, Cuba.
27 Spanish scout ships chased by American
warships near Key West. -
29 Commodore Schley reports the trapping
of Cervera In the harbor of Santiago de
Cuba. .. .Cruiser Columbia arrives at
New York, having been In collision with
the British steamship Foscolla, which
30 Troops embark at Tampa for Havana.
81 Bear Admiral Sampson's fleet bombards
forts of Santiago de Cuba.
1 Transports for Manila arrive at Hono
lulu, Hawaii, and the Boys in Blue be
come the guests of the city ... .Monitor
Mouaduock ordered to Manila from San
2 Spain again appeals to the Powers to
8 American squadron bombarded Santiago
4 Lieut. Hobson sinks cruiser Merrlmac
In the mouth of the harbor of Santiago
Fortifications of Santiago de Cuba re
duced. 7 American squadron bombards and si
lences batteries at Santiago. .. .Monitor
Monterey and collier Brutus sail for
8 Assault on fortifications of Guantanamo
9 House agrees on war revenue conference
lOVAdmlral Sampson reports he has held
Guanlauamo harbor since the 7th....
Senate agrees on conference report on
war revenue bill.
11 Four Americans at Calmanera are killed
In a fight with the Spaniards.
13 Thirty-two transports with Shafter's
troops sail for Santiago. .. .President
McKluley s'gus the war tax bill.
14 Two Americans ond several hundred
Spaniards killed- In a battle at Cal
15 Second expedition sailed from San Fran
. Cisco for Manila Great destruction
results to Santiago forts through the use
of the dynamite guns on the Vesuvius.
17 Spanish squadron sailed from Cadiz and
20 Transports with Gen. Shafter's troops
arrive off Santiago.
22 Part of Shafter's troops landed.
23 Balance of troops landed without acci
dent. .. .Admiral Camara's Cadiz fleet
arrives at Island of Pantellarla.
24 Sixteen American soldiers killed and
forty wounded In driving back Spanish
soldiers at Santiago.
27 Commodore Watson to command fleet to
attack Spanish home territory, .. .Presl-
dent McKluley. recommends thanks of
Congress for Lieut. Hobson, and that he
be transferred to the line.
28 President proclaims blockade of South
ern Cuba from Cape Frances to Cape
29 Gen. Shafter reports he can take San
tiago In forty-eight hours.. ..The Senate
thanks Lieut. Hobson and his men, nam
ing each one personally.
30 Egyptian Government refused ' to let
Cumara coal his fleet at Port Suld.
1 Shafter's army began the assault upon
Santiago de Cuba, capturing the enemy's
2 Shafter renewed the attack upon San
tiago, losing about 1,000 In killed and
wounded, and making 2,000 Spanish
prisoners. The Spanish casualties prob
ably exceeded those of the Americans.
3 Cervera's fleet destroyed at Santiago,
with great loss of life.
0 Spanish transport Alfonso XII, blown
up off Muriel by American gunboats....
Hobsou, the hero of the Merrlmac, and
bis comrades exchanged for Spanish
prisoners outside Santiago. ,
7 President signs Hawaiian annexation
resolution. .. .Admiral Dewey took Sublg
and 1,300 prisoners.
11 Cruiser St. Louis brings Admiral Cer
vera and 746 prisoners to Portsmouth,
N. H.... Admiral Sampson's fleet bom
13 Announced that yellow fever has broken
out In Gen. Shafter's army.
14 Gen. Toral and the Spanish army sur
rendered Santiago at 3 p. m.
17"01d Glory" raised over Santiago at
18 President Issues a proclamation provid
ing for the government of Santiago....
Seven American vessels bombard Man
zanlllo and destroy seven Spanish ships.
21 Gen. Miles, with 3,415 men on trans
ports, convoyed by warships, starts to
take Porto Rico. .. .American gunboats
capture Nlpe and sink the Spanish crull
er Jorge .Tnan. .. .Gen. Callxto Garcia,
commander of the Cuban army of East
ern Cuba, owing to discontent because
the American Government has Ignored
him and his troops In the surrender of
Santiago, withdrew. .. .News reached this
country that the second expedition to re-enforce-
Admlrnl Dewey had arrived at
22 Aguinaldo declared himself dictator of
23 Another expedition for the Philippine
Islands sailed from San Francisco.
25 Gen .Miles and 3,500 men reach Guan
Ico. Porto Rico, and effect a landing.
26 Secretary Day, M. Cambon, French am
bassador, and his first secretary, M.
Thlebaut, confer with President McKln
ley In regard to terms of peace. .
27 The port of Ponce, Porto Rico, surrend
ers to Capt. Davis, of gunboat Dixie.
80 News of Gen. Merritt's arrival at Cavlte
received at Washington. .. .Dewey In
forms the President that Aguinaldo, the
Philippine Insurgent chief, nssumed a
defluut attitude. '
81 The Spanish forces at Cavlte made a
sortie during a fierce storm on the Amer
ican troops In the Malate trenches. They
were repulsed with heavy loss. Ten of
Gen. Merritt's men were killed and for-ty-elgbt
2 President McKlnley makes public the
terms of peace offered to Spain by the
4 The monitor Monterey and Its consort
Brutus, arrive at Manila". . . .Gen. Shaf
ter and his subordinates ask that the
fever-stricken army at Santiago de Cuba
be removed north.
5 Formal orders Issued for the removal of
Gen. Shafter's army to this country.
6 Spain accepts the terms of peace offered
by the United S ates. ... .Guayamo, Porto
Rico, captured by Gen. Haines' forces.
Three Americans cornered.
8 Spain accepts President McKlnley's
peace terms. Certain representations
were made regarding Cuba which were
not accepted, however. .. .Spaniards st
Guantanamo lay down their arms and
surrender to Brig. Gen. Ewers.
9 Gen. Ernst's brigade captured Coamo,
Porto Rico, after a lively fight, In which
seven Pennsylvania volunteers were
wounded. Two hundred Spaniards were
taken prisoners. .. .Spaniards attempt to
retake the lighthouse at Cape San Juan,
but are repulsed with heavy loss.
10 A protocol covering the peace terms of
the United States has been agreed upon
by M. Cambon, -representing Spain, and
President McKlnley ... .Gen. Schwan's
forces defeat 8panish troops at Maya
guez. Porto Rico. Loss on our side two
killed and one wounded.
11 Spain's cabinet formally approved Pres
ident McKlnley's peace protocol and a
cablegram was sent to M. Cnnibon au
thorizing him to sign In behalf of Spain.
12 M. Cambon, French ambassador to the
United States,, signs the protocol and a
cessation of hostilities is ordered.
13 Surrender of the city of Manila, after
stlf bombardment by Dewey.
30 Gen. Merrltt leaves Manila for Paris to
aid the Peace Commission.
B Spanish Cortes convenes to consider
9 Gen. Otis, United States commander at
Manila, demanded the removal of the
insurgents from that city.
10 Spanish Senate adopts the peace proto
col. 12 The situation at Manila reported crit
ical. 13 Spanish Chambers of Deputies adopts the
16 Spanish Peace Commission oppolnted,
' with Senor Rlos, President of the Sen-
ate, as President.
17 The Peace Commission of the United
, States sails for Paris.
19 Spanish Government Usnes nn order for
all troops In the West Indies to return
20 The evacuation of the outlying positions
in Porto Rico begun by the Spanish.
29 American and Spanish Commissioners
meet lu Paris.
1 American and Spanish Peace Commis
sioners hold their first session.
4 American Peace Commission receives
the report of Gen. Merrltt In Paris.
18 Formal ceremony of raising the United
States flag over San Juan takes place. . . .
American Commissioners refuse to as
sume any portion of Cuban debt.
24 Gen. Ortega, with the last of the Span
ish soldiers, sails from Porto Rico for
20 Spanish soldiers captured at Manila
during the war are released by United
27 Spanish Peace Commissioners "accept
condition of the non-assumption of Cu
ban debt by United States. . ,
28 Terms of peace accepted by Spain.
10 Treaty of peace with Spain signed at
. Paris. '
Record of Events that Have Occurred
During; the Past Year.
1 Officers of the Cuban provisional gov
ernment sworn In.
2 Six persons burned to death at Jersey
City, N. J.
3 Thirty persons killed by collapse of
floor In city hall at London, Out.
7 Theodorc Durrant hanged for murder at
St. Quentln prison, California.
8 Six m;n killed by explosion of an Ohio
River towboat near Gleufleld, Pa....
Ftfteen men drowned off Bauduc by
foundering of a French steamer Six
lives lost In a mine explosion near Pitts
burg, Kan.... Death of MaJ. Moses P.
12 Forty lives and $1,000,000-worth of prop
erty destroyed by a tornado at Fort
16 Death of Hon. BenJ. Butterworth, Uni
ted States Commissioner of Patents, at
19 Bread riots at Ancona, Italy.
20 Fire loss of $600,000 at East Grand
Forks, Minn. ,
22 Marriage of Rev. T. DeWItt Talmage
and frs. Col. Collier. . . .Destructive
storm over the West and South.
25 Many persons burned to death In a con
flagration at Spokane, Wash. .. .f 1,500,-
000 worth of property at East St. Louis,
111., Including Union elevator and Bur
lington freight depot, destroyed by tire.
27 January wheat sells for $1.05 In Chi
cago. .. .Steamer City of Duluth lost off
St. Joseph, Mich.
29 Several persons killed In a smash-up on
the Maine Central Railway at Orono....
Ten men killed by caving In of North
west land tunnel in Chicago.
1 Six lives lost by burning of the Alvord
House, Gloversvllle, N. Y Schooner
Briggs wrecked off LltLle Nahant and
eight lives lost.
2 -$500,000 fire loss In Winnipeg, Manitoba.
3Slx 'persons killed In railway collision
near. Boston. .. .Fire destroys $225,000
worth of property at Scrauton, Pa.
4 Seven killed In railroad wreck at Glas
6-50,000 flre at Albany, Ind. .. .Holland
American steamer Veendam wrecked In
9 Adolph L. Leutgert sentenced to life Im
prisonment for wife murder In Chi
cago. .. .Assassination of President Bar-
, rlos of Guatemala. .. .$250,000 flre loss
at Fort Worth, Texas.
10 Thirty-eight lives crushed out by fall
ing walls at Pittsburg.
11 Nassau Chambers in New York burned;
loss, $500,000.,.. French ship Flachat
goes down off Canary Islands; 87 lives
17 Flre damp explosion In a colliery at
Hammeerly, Prussia, kills 50 persons. .. .
$100,000 flre at Plttsfield, Mass Brit
ish steamer Legislator burned at sea.
18 Death of Miss Frances E. Wlllard In
New York City Large flre at Pitts
burg. 20 New wharf and custom house at Tam
p'co, Mexico, burned; loss, $2,000,000.
25 National Tobacco Company's works nt
Louisville, Ky burned; loss, $2,000,000.
26 Nine lives lost In a tenement house flre
at Charleston, S. C... Seven persons
killed at Blue Island, 111., by the collis
ion of a train and an omnibus. .. .Ten
persons killed and five Injured by an
explosion and flre In Hall Bros.', labora
tory at Kalamazoo, Mich.
27 Death of Wm. M. Slngerly, proprietor of
the Philadelphia Record.
2 Six men killed by boiler explosion near
3-Nlne drowned by the foundering of the
s.-hooner Speedwell off the Florida coast.
7 Fire causes $150,000 loss In Brownell &
Field Co.'s building at Providence, R. I.
$5,000,000 flre loss at Manila, Phil
11 Death of Gen. W. S. Rosecrans.
13 Eleven men burned to death In Bowery
Mission, New York. -
10 Death of Aubrey Beardsley, the artist.
Many persons killed in a flre at 215
Wabash avenue. Chicago.
17 Death of Blanche K. Bruce, Register of
19 Six convicts killed In a mine at Pratt
21 Several persons killed In a hotel flre at
22 Forty lives lost by sinking of bark
Helen Almy off San Francisco.
25 Death of James Payn, English novel
ist Death of Truman P. Handy, of
Cleveland, Ohio, oldest banker In United
States. .. .Wisconsin Industrial School
for Boys at Waukesha damaged $100,000
23 Fony-elght scalers of steamer Green
land perished on Ice floes.
26 Seven persons burned to dgath at Kent,
27 Death of Congressman Slmpklns, of
3 Fifty lives lost In flood at Shawnee
4 Fifteen men killed by explosion of pow
der near Snn V.cenrs Mexico.
7 Sudden death of Margaret Mather, the
11 Oxford Junction, Iowa, visited by $100,
12 Peun glass works at North Irwin, Pa.,
burned, ioss. $730,000.
15 Anaconda Copper Mining Co. at Bolt,
Mont., suffers $250,000 flre loss.
17 Fire, following a dust explosion, de
stroys grain elevator at Bos, on; loss,
19 Death of George Tarsons Lathrop.
21 Postmaster General Gary res:gns and Is
succeeded by Charles Emory Smith....
, Death of Senator Walthall, of Missis
25 Secretary of State' John Sherman re-
26 Win. R. Day appointed to fill the va
cancy. .. .Glasgow, Scotland, visited by
a $750,000 flre Powder mill at Santa
Cruz, Cal., blown up, causing loss of
28 Atlantic Powder Co.'s works at Dover,
N. J., wrecked by an explosion.
30 Heavy damage done by tornadoes In
Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa and South Da
2 Thirteen persons killed by tornado at
3 Schooner Crown wrecked off St. Johns,
N. F., and 11 men drowned.
6 $125,000 flre loss at Cleveland.
,7 Three hundred persons killed In a riot
at Milan, Italy.
8 Duluth, Minn., suffers a $100,000 flre.
11 Wool warehouse burns at Ballardvllle,
Mass.; loss, $500,000.
12 Burning of Armour's elevator D and
several lumber yards causes $1,000,000
loss In Chicago.
14 Thousands killed by cyclone on Sum
bawa Island, Malay Archipelago. .. .Ed
ward Remenyl, violinist, falls- dead lu a
San Francisco theater. .. .Ball Bros.'
glass works burned at Muncie, Ind.;
16 Flint mill of Mining & Mill Co., nt East
Liverpool, Ohio, burned; loss, $100,000.
17 Great damage done and many people
hurt by cyclone In Nebraska.
18 Business section of Attleboro, Mass.,
destroyed by flre. . . .Destructive cyclone
sweeps through Iowa, Kansas, Illinois
10 Death of William E. Gladstone.
22 Death of Edward Bellamy Mine fire
at Zollern, Prussia; 45 miners perish.
28 Italian cabinet resigns. .
31 New cabinet formed In Italy.
' Jn e.
1 Death of tragedian Thos. W. Keene....
Trinsmisslppl ,. exposition . opens at
4 Death of Capt. Chas. V. Grldley, of the
cruiser Olympla at Manila.
7 Plant of Burgess Steel Co., Portsmouth,
Ohio, horned; loss, $400,000.
11 Case Power Building In Detroit burned.
13 Collapse of Joseph Letter's wheat deal.
15 Resignation of the French ministry.
28 First pariy cabinet formed lu Japan. '
29 Formation of the Pelloux cabinet In
2 Strike of stereotypers causes Chicago
papers to suspend for four days.
4 French liner La Bourgogne goes down
off Sable Island with 553 passengers.
6 Hawaiian resolutions adopted by the
8 Steelvllle, Mo., almost obliterated by a
waterspout. ...Congress adjourns sine
11 Sagasta ministry In Spain resigns....
Eleven men' killed In water tunnel at
19 Powder mill at Oakland, Cal., blown up
by a Chinaman and seven lives lost.
30 Death of Prince Bismarck.
1 Martin Thorn executed at Sing Sing,
N. Y. '
8 BUmarck, N. D., destroyed by flre....
Death of Georg M. Ebers, Egyptologist
and novelist. . '
12 United Slates flag officially hoisted over
13 Twenty lives lost by cloudburst in Haw
' kins County, Ky. .
15 Resignation of ministry at Lisbon.
20 French steamer La Coquette sunk off
Newfoundland by the Norge; 16 lives
21 Seven persons killed in raflway collision
at Sharon, Mass. '
22 Eight laborers killed by collapse of a
wall In Carnegie tunnel, Pa. . . .Carter-
vllle, 111., visited by a $250,000 fire 300
miners drowned at Nience, Silesia....
Death of King Malletoa of Samoa.
23 Destructive flre at Logansport, La.
25 Ex-Gov. Claude Matthews stricken by
paralysis at Meharry's Grove, Ind.
28 Death of ex-Gov. Claude Matthews of
30 Small pox breaks out at Put-In-Bay Isl
and, Lake Erie.
31 Wllhelmlna becomes Queen of Holland.
. . . .Confession and suicide of Col. Henry,
principal witness against Capt. Dreyfus,
at Paris. (
2 President Wllford Woodruff, of the Mor
mon clinrch, died at San Francisco....
The Br.tlsh captured Omdurman, oppo
site Khartoum, in the Soudan.
4 British troops occupied Khartoum. .. .M.
' Cavalguac, French Minister of War, re
signs. C Twenty-eight people killed In collision
of train with trolley car at Coboes, N. X,
....Gen. Zurllnden appointed Frenct
Minister of War.
6 Wllhelmlna erownel Queen of Holland
at Amsterdam. .. .Thirty men killed b
falling of a bridge over St. Lawrenc
River, near St. Regis Indian village
Many killed In riots In Crete. . . .Openln'
of G. A. R. national encampment at Clc
10 Assassination of Elizabeth, Empress o
Austria, by an Italian anarchist a
Geneva, Switzerland. ,. .$200,000 fire a
. Llvermore Falls, Me.
11 Flre wiped out New Westminster, B. C.
and Jerome, Ariz.
12 Death of Judge Thos. M. Cooley at An
Arbor, Mich. .. .Hurricane on Island t
St. Vincent, West Indies, killed 300 per
sons and destroyed much proper y.
14 Lorenzo Snow chosen head of the Mor
- mon church.
18 Death of Dr. John Hall Death o
Miss Winnie Davis.
20 Tea persons burned to death In an ele
vator flre In Toledo.
22 Thirty-six men drowned by s'nklng o
French boat Vllle de Fecamp off Fee imj
23 Fifty miners entombed In coal shaft a
24 Several persons killed and much prof
erty destroyed by windstorm at Lima, (
2(1 Tornado destroys property at Touawai
da, N. Y., and kills five at Merrllton, Oni
....Death of Miss Fanny Davenport.
27 Clnr;mont, Minn., destroyed by fire.
28 Death of ex-Secreinry Thomas F. Ba;
. aid Riot nt Pana, ill. . -
29 Death of Queen Louise of Denmark.
30 Hundreds of lives lost by floods I
1 Great flre In Colorado Springs, Colo.
2 Fierce gale on South Atlantic coast.
5 In attempting to quell the rebellion '
the Ind aus at Bear Lake, Minn., severi.
soldiers Were killed and wounded.
8 Great fire Id Sidney, X. S. W.
9 $200,000 flre at Atlantic City, N. J.
16 Great tire at Dawson City, Alaska.
20 Seven men killed by boiler exploslen o
torpedo boat Davis neur Astoria, Or-
23 Ten men. killed In a race war at Ha
24 Flre on the Brooklyn, N. Y., water fron.
loss, $475 000. I
25 French cabinet rcs'gns.
81 New French cabinet formed Japa:
'. ese cabinet resigns.
5 Eleven men killed by collapse of ne
! Wonderland theater at Detroit.... Beve
men crushed to death In a mine nea
6 Capitol at Washington wrecked by ga
explosion Death of David A. Well
; economic writer.
7 Resignation of the Greek ministry.
8 General election.
9 Organization of Japan's new mlulstr
10 New ministry formed In Greece. .. .Pre?
ldent Masso and secretaries of Cuban re
11 Hank at Kirksville, Mo., robbed o
17 British ship Atulanta sinks off Oregoi
coast; 20 lives lost.
18 Death of John W. Keely, the Inveutor
....Twelve laborers killed by train a
Hackeusack Meadows, N. J.
19 Death of Gen. D. C. Buell.
23 Burning of the Baldwin hotel and the
ater In San Francisco.
24- 26 Groat storm sweeps over the coun..
try; many lives lost at sea.
27 Death of Actor C. W. Couldock. . . .Six
persons killed by boiler explosion neai
ICourtoen-MIlo Slough, Cal. -
28 Dynamite explosion In Havana kills V
persons aud Injures 25 others.
5 Opening of Congress'onal session.
10 Death of William Black, novelist.
11 Death of Gen. Callxto Garcia at Wash
15 Death of ex-Senator Calvin S. Brlce.
Six persons killed In railway wreck ai
16 Six persons killed by a train at Allen
wood, N. J Department store of G
Hartsteln's Sons burned at Milwaukee,
17 Death of Baron Ferdinand James dc
' Rothschild In London. .. .Twenty lives
lost in steamship collision In the North
19 $1,000,000 flre at Terre Haute, Ind.
A story concerning our troops in Manila
is told by an English naval officer, whe
was an eye-witness to the occurrence.
"The city was quite crowded," he says,
"with both American and Spanish sol
diers, and they seemed to be on tht
friendliest terms. As I was crossing ont
of the numerous bridges across the Pasig
River, I saw a native Filipino spit in th
face of a Spanish officer, and then run to
the American sentinel, who was guarding
the bridge, demanding his proctection. It
was some time beforp the Filipino could
make himself understood, and the sentrj
took sometime to catch ou to what had
been done, but you can imagine my sur
prise when he handed his gun to the Span
ish officer and caught the native by the
nape of the neck and the seat of his
trousers and pitched him off the bridge
into the Pasig River. Then he calmly
took his gun from the Spanish officer and
began pacing the bent as if nothing had
happened. The American soldier may not
be so military as his brother of Europe,
but he is made of the right stuff."
i A rather pretty incident is told by a hos
pital doctor who has some sick soldier
boys in charge. There happened to be
two men of the same name in the same
hospital that is, their Inst names and
their initials are alike. The other day the
sister of one came to see him, but by mis
take was nhown into the room of the oth
er, a man whom she had. never before
seen, and, of course, she was slightly em
barrassed and departed as rapidly as pos
sible. But not before she had made a de
cided impression on the heart of the sol
dier boy. Being almost well, he cultivated
the, acquaintance of his double,- was in
time duly introduced to the woman her
self, and now well, the neighbors do say
that things are getting decidedly inter
esting, and neighbors can , generally be
counted on to know all that is to be known
on such subjects. But if things do come
to the desired ending, won't there be an
awful- state of mix in that family when
there come to be two men of the same
name in it? '
And now a Boston man claims the cen
ter of the stage long enough to advise
that, so far as the annexation of the Phil
ippines is concerned, "celerity should b
contempered with cunctation."
PACIFIC COAST NEWS
Items of General Interest Gleaned
From the Thrivine Pacific
Wheat Grade. ."
Regarding the grading of Washing
ton wheat by the Portland Chamber of ,
Commeroe at 59 pounds per bushel, a
dealer in Walla Walla says in the
Union of that town: "Oregon ought
to have a state board to grade wheat,
instead of thtowing the responsibility
onto the Portland Chamber of Com
merce. It now costs 75 oents for an
Eastern Washington wheat raiser to
have a car of wheat inspected at Ta
coma. In Portland it costs nothing
a slight premium for having wheat
shipped to Portland. ' As a matter of
fact, the law of Washington in regard
to the inspection of wheat is unconsti
tutional. I could take $1,500 or $2,000
and knock the law out. That is the
opinion of some of the best legal talent
of Tacoma. I have to pay a tax on
warehouses, and a second one for in
spection. That maeka it. a double tax,
and unjust. Just because wheat
weighs 58 pounds to the bushel don't
cause it to bring the highest price. We
have to pay more for the heavier
wheat, that, for instance, which goes
60 pounds to the bushel, classed as
choice milling. Even after wheat has
been inspected at Tacoma and found
to go 58 pounds to the bushel, heavier
wheat has o be mixed with it in order
that it may .pass as No. 1 in foreign
markets. That' makes more trouble
for the wholseale wheatbuyer.'
The Shingle Market.
In commenting on the present con
dition of the shingle market, the Ta
coma Lumberman says the good effects
ol the olosing-down proposition are al
ready being felt. The prices are firmer
and there are practically no shingles
on the market.' Eastern buyers are in
the field trying to oontract for round,
lots. They are using argument to
prove to the mill man that he should
oontract now, "beoause shingles may
be weak in the spring." If he reallv
thought so he would not try to buy
now. The mill man is getting a little
wiser each year. He knows more
about the shingle business than he did
a few years ago. He knows that the
big Eastern buyer, as- a rule, lays for
him and ambushes him when he can.
The line yard man of the East who is
not in any senes a jobber buys out of
season, always, when the market is off.
If the mill men will remain closed
down until February 1, start off . with
moderate prices and raise them as the
trade demands, the year 1899 will be
the best one the shingle men have ever
No Coruer in Salmon. .
' When the salmon pack on the Fraser
river was definitely announced this
year, a report was circulated to the
effect that an attempt would be made
by certain weir-known paokers and cap
italists on the Pacific coast to "corner"
the market. "No such attempt haa
ever been made to' my knowledge,"
says a packer in the Vancouver (B. C.)
Province. "The Fraser pack this sea
son amounted to only 197,000 cases,
but still I think it would be almost im
possible to corner the market. Taking
into consideration the whole pack ol
the Pacific coast, it would require aboul
$250,000 to control the market. '
As a result of the small pack on the
Fraser this year prices are slightly
higher. We do not look for much ol
an advance, however.
Prepared to Carry on Work.' '
Otto Hansen, having leased t lie lit
Erb sash and door factory, of Salem,
and equipped it with new machinery,
Is now prepared to oarry on work in
that line in keeping with the growing
demands. Mr. Hansen has already in
place a new turning machine and a now
mortice machine, both of the latest pat
terns, and has now on the road from
the manufacturers two other new ma
chines a Universal woodworker for
jointing and facing and a .door and
blind clamping machine with sash at
tachment. John S. Pennebaker will
be Mr. Hansen's foreman and business
manager, and they have alrady every
assurance of prosperous patronage.
Stlmson Mill Not SoVd.
There is no truth in the report that
the old Port Madison mill, which has
been shut down for several yeais, had
been purchased by the Stimson Mill
Company, of Ballard, and that the com
pany would run the old mill on a scale
far exoeeding the palmiest days of the
old Madison Mill. Company. A flat
denial is given these rumors by C. D.
Stimson, of the Stimson Mill Company,
who says that there is not the slightest
foundation for such a rumor.
After Portlands Business.
Advioes- from Butte, Mont., are to
the effect that the Great Northern
Railway Company contemplates the
constiuction of a cut-off from that city
west to Lewiston, Idaho, to connect
with the extension of the O. R. & N.
Co., and thus secure advantageous and
direct means of sharing Portland's
The sash and door factory at Rainier
will probably be removed from that
place, and in anticipation of this no
tion the citizens of the two Washing
ton towns, Kelso and Castle Rock, are
making efforts to seoure the plant.