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VOL. XI. HOOD RIVElt, OREGON, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1899. ., KO. 17.
HOOD RIVER GLACIER
Published Every Friday by
8. F. IILYTHK.
Term n( subtcrlpllon-tl.M a yuar when paid
I - -l .. -
Trie mall arrives from Mt. Hood at 10 o'clock
a. til. Wriliin-days and Saturdays; departs ilia
tani tlavs nt iieon.
Kur ciK'niiweih, leaves at 8 a. m. Tueiolayt,
Thursdays and Hatuniayt; arrive al ( n. m.
Kur V hit Kaliiion leaves daily at I: JO p.m.;
arrives at a: mi p m.
rnirn White Salmon leaves for Fulda. fillmcr,
Trout Lake and Uknwoud Motidaj a, Wcdhes
liny and rilileye.
JAI'REL RKHKKAH DKdREE I.ODflK, No.
i 87, I. O. U. K.-Meets tlrat and third Mou
nys In each month.
fl. J. HlBBARD, N. 0.
J. H. Kkwii'son, 8ecreiary.
flANBY I'OST.No. IS, O. A. R.-Meets al A.
J O. I). W. Hall lirst Haturditv eei h tuunik
at 2 o'clock p, m. All U. A. R. uieiiibertu
vlleil to meet with tin.
I). O. Hill, Commander
T. J. CtWNiNO, Adjutant.
1ANHV W. R. C, No. 1-Meet! Srst Batni
j clay of each month in A. O. U. W. hail an 3
p. m. JitJ. . V. ( kowkll, Problem.
Mas. I'RftVLA 1hks, Secretary.
HOOD RIVKR I.OIKiK, No. 105, A. V and A.
M. .Mhcis BaturUav evening on or before
iHi'h full moon. H. K. DaviuiuN, W. M.
L). McDunild, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER CHAPTER, No. 27, R. A. M -Meeta
third Friday night of each nonth.
K. L. Smith, 11. P.
0. F. Williams, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER CflAPTER, No. V, O. K. 8.
Meets Saturday after each full moon.
Mat. Eva Hiiiiu, W. U.
(i. E. Williami, Secretary.
LET A AH8EMIII.Y, No. 10.1, United Artisans.
Meets swoud and fourth Mondar unrliti
of each month at Fraternity hall. Brother,
and sisters cordially Invited to Bitot with us.
A. P. Batiham, M. A.
S. 8. Ghat, Secretary.
W ACCOM A 1.0 DO K, No. DO. K. of P.-Moeti
In A O U VV. ball every Tuesday night.
C. C. Mark ham, C. C.
M. II. NlCKKl.BRM, K. of K. 4 S. -
RIVKKSIDE LODOE, No. 6S, A. O. V. W -Meuta
first and third riatiirdays of each
month. ;. JL Baud, M. W,
1. . Watt, Financier.
H. I,. Howe, Recorder.
1DLEWII.DE LODOE, No. 107, I. O. O. P.
Meets lit Fraternal hall every Thursday
nlitht. o. B. Haktliy N. U.
11. i. Hibbard, Secretary.
rJ F. SHAW, M. D.
Telephone No. IL,
All Calls Promptly Attended
Offir upstairs over Couple's store. All alli
left at the office or resiUeuc will be promptly
JOHN LELAND HENDERSON
ATTORNEY AT LAW, ABSTRACTER, NO
TARY PUBLIC and REAL
EaT'ATK AGENT. .
For 21 years a resident of Oregon and Wash
ington. Has had many yean eiperlenne In
hi'kl Estate matter!, aa abstracter, aearclierol
title and agent, satisfaction guaranteed or n
J F. WATT, M. D.
Surgeon for 0. R. & N. Co. Ii especially
equitijwd to treat catarrh of none and throat
and dim-ases of women.
ripeclal terma for office treatment of chronic
Telephone, office, 33, residence, 31.
Harbison Pros,, Prop.
FLOUR, FEED AND ALL CEREALS
Ground and manufactured.
Whole Wheal Graham a specialty. Custom
rrludlne: done every HatnrilHy. Durliif the
nmv irawn additional daya will be mentioned
in the local columns.
Boon KI V Ell, OIIKGON.
,1 H. PICKARD
PAINTER AND DECORATOR
HOflll KIVKK, OK.
House painting, hard oil flnlliln;, Oralnlnir.
puH'r liKtiKiiig. kalKominiiiK, etc. Thirty yeara'
exjicrlcnce. (iuaraiitces saliilHflory results or
no pay. Estimates gratia. Lea ve orders at 0 la
ECONOMY SHOE SHOP.
Men's half aolee, band (ticked, fl;
naild, best, 75c j second, 50c; third, 40c.
Ladies' hand stitched, 75c; nailed, best,
50c; second, 35, liest stock and work
in Hooil liiver. C. WELDS, Prop.
JHE KLONDIKE CONFECTIONERY
Is the place to get the latest and best in
Confectioneries, Cantiies, Nuts, Tobacco,
....ICE CREAM PARLORS....
W. B. COLE, Trop.
Grant Evans Proprietor.
IIOOO RIVER, OR.
T. HOOD SAW MILLS
Tomi.inbo.v Bkos, Props.
FIR AND PINE LUMBER
Of the best quality alwas on band at
prices to suit the times.
For Bill Heails, Letter Heads, Envel
opes, Cards, Circulars, Small Posters,
Milk Tickets, Programmes, Ball Tickets,
Legal Blanks, etc., come to the
GLACIER JOB OFFICE.
A rented and deodorized, 5 rents a
quart. F. H. BUTTON.
DALLAS & SPAXGLER,
lardware, Steves and Tinware
Kitcb.cn Furniture, Plumbers'
Goods, Pruning Tools, Etc.
We Iive a new and complete stock
of hardware, stores and ti aware, to
which we will keep constantly adding.
Our prlies will continue to be as low a
IEP1ISIIS T!IW.RE I SFEMilTT.
EVENTS OF HIE DAI
Epitome of the Telegraphitt
News of the World.
TERSE TICKS FROM THE WIEES
An Interesting; Oollaetlon oflUmt Fro(
tue) Two Uomlapharra Fraeontad
la a Condensed Form.
Chicago has just passed through the
longest dry spell sii.oe the time of the
grout fire in 1871.
The Porto Rican relief ooiomltteu
will appeal for aid to all the churches
and banks in this country . '
The Tennessee Coal St lion Company
Is belioved to have a cower on the
coal product of Tennessee.
Walker Hill, of St. Louis, has been
chosen as the next president of the
American Bankers' Association.
Railway surveyors are at work in
Eastern Oregon and it is rumored that
they are in the employ of the Bui ling
ton. At the Empire City Trotting park,
New York city, Joe Patchen defeated
Star Pointer, John R. Gentry and
Samuel B. Bishop and Ilunty Hawk
were blown to pieces by an accidental
explosion of giant powdei In the May
flower mine at Nevada, Cal. .
An open switch on the Erie road
near Meadville, Pa,, caused a collision
between a freight and passenger train.
Three were killed and three injured.
Texas, Chicago and New Yoik capi
talists have bought 8,000,000 aciss ol
timber and range land in Mexico, and
will build up an industrial and com
A freight train near Williamson, W.
Va., broke iu two and the two sections
came together in a tunnel, resulting in
the killing of three of the traiu crew
and four tramps.
American apples ar in such great
demand in Germany this year that
shipments have com men eel one mouth
earlier than usual. Last year 22,851
barrels were sent abroad. This year
It is expected the shipments will teach
As a reward for the Santiago cam
paign Major-General Shatter will con
tinue in command of the department
of the Pacific with his present volun
teer rank after the time reached for his
retirement, which was to have taken
place tlio 14th of September.
Ten regimonts will leave San F
cisco for Manila before the October 1
All unnecessary noises are to bo
stopped by the health and police offi
cials of Chicago.
The plague is reportod to bo spread
ing in India and famine is staring
tbeiu in the faco.
The state department has been in
formed that a revolution has broken
out in Venezuela.
Mrs. Sarah A. Baker, who hits just
died at Forest Home, Pu , was thu old
eet American actress.
A band of Maoaheo scouts number
ing 100 has been organized at Manila
from former Spanish volunteers.
An American interivewed at Atlap
ta, Ga., knows much about the Drey
fua cane, and says Eoterhazy is the
The Thirty-thiid regiment of volun
teers his started from Houston, Tex.,
for San Francisco, for embarkation to
An American company will estab
lish a gigantic locomotive-building
plant in Switzerland, employing
The retail business of the country is
now being done largely on a cash basis,
and banks are seeking new mediums
President Schurman, of Cornell uni
versity, will act as Governor Roose
velt's representative at the Chicago
At Johnson Springs, Va., a mob as
saulted Mormon Elder Jose Wiiffln,
and then threatened lynching if he at
This veais' coin crop breaks the rec
ord. The United States will produce
2,500,000,000 bushels, with Kansas in
the lead and Nebraska second.
Chicago will have a hotel for the
poor. Fitat class rooms including a
bath can be had for 20 to 30 cents a
night. The building will be 10 stories
The American Bankers' Association
at their annual convention in Cleve
land, O., took steps to have the com
mercial papir laws the same the world
English newspapers seem to regard
the outbreak of hostilities with the
Boers as a mere matter of time. The
officials, however, deny the situation
is so serious.
A Washington special savs Gieat
Britain and the United States have
practically agreed uten the Alaskan
boundary line and present negotiations
relate only to minor questions.
The legislative council of Western
Australia has passed a bill enfranchis
Faneuil hall, Boston, which has been
undergoing repairs for several mouths,
is to be reopened to visitois about the
middle of Septeuibet.
Governor Atkinson, of West Vir
ginia, claims that his state leads the
onion in the production of oil and
lumber and that it is second in coke
and thiid in lumber.
Noithern railroads are involved la a
The transport Senator, with 10 nfll
oeis and 600 recruits has arrived safely
The New South Wales cabinet has
resigned in consequence of lack of as
The steamer Homer has arrived in
San Francisco from Cape Nome with
$200,000 in gold dust.
Lieutenant Peary had his feet frozen
during his northern trip, but now
walks without limping.
The banks of Guatemala City will
ease the exchequer by a louu to the gov
ernment of 12.600,000.
The French mission at Tripoli, head
ed by Father Foureitn atid Major Lamv,
has peeu annihilated by the natives.
The town of Dyea, Alaska, is to tie
moved aoross Lynn canal on scows to
Skagway, to augment that growing
Two firemen and a child were killed
by gas in a vault in Cincinnati. The
firemen lost their lives iu au effoit to
recover the child.
Captain Thomas Phelan, a mack
broadswordsiuan and pistol shot oi
Kansas City, has challenged Esteihazy
to fight him a duel.
Recent tests practically assure the
adoption of the Mauser revolver by the
United States government. It is being
used by the German cavalry.
Captain Robert Noble and Captain
Arthur C. Ducath, aides on the staff
of Geneial Shatter, have been promoted
for bravery at San Juan hill.
The people of Cape Nome are to have
a well-equipped refuge, which will he
formally opened on Thanksgiving day.
It will be the largest and finest struc
ture north of Sitka.
The navy department has assigned
Rear-Admiral Farauhar to command
the North Atlantic equadorn in place
of Rear Admiral Sampson, who will
assume command of the Boston navy
The New York World pulbishes a
purported interview with Admiral
Dewey in which the admiral is oredited
with saying that he still believe that
the Filipinos are more capable of self
government than are the Cubans. -
Immediately upon the beginning of
the dry season Otis intends to begin
an offensive movement. The army
will be split in two. Field operations
will be under Generals MacArthur and
Lawton. Each division will operate in
two military provinces, but will be
able to co-operate promptly and effec
tively when deaiiable.
Texas is suffering from drought.
Admiral Dewey has sailed from Gib
raltar for New York,
Indignation over the reconviction of
Dieyfua manifested itself in New York
by the burning in eftigy of General
It is said by prominent railroad men
that the Harriman syndicate is quietly
working for a sea-to-sea railroad ar
rangement. Peary and his arctic expedition have
been heard from. They aie coming
home after getting much geographical
, The government will soon have its
plant for the manufacture of smokeless
powder in operation. The location is
on the Potomac near Indian Head.
An east bound Southern Pacific train
was held up and robbed near Wilcox,
Ariz., by four men who hired out as hay
cutters near there for several days.
Two hundred feet of a trestle over
Broad river, near Columbus, S. C,
gave way tinier a trainload of granite
and four of the train ciew were killed.
The Dreyfus verdict has aroused
widespread indignation outside of
France and there is much talk ttiioiigh
out Europe of boyooUing the Paris ex
position. None of the prisoners in the Ward
ner boll pen are to be tried at the pres
ent term of court in that county.
Their cases will go over until the Janu
Although the aspect of affairs is
more peaceable, the special dispatohes
from Johannesburg report the greatest
anxiety there, and people are still leav
ing the town by hundreds.
Jealous of the United States, Euio
pean influences are working in South
America in opposing a pan American
unity. They say the great republic
seeks to dominate all America.
A force of 450 rebels, with one can
non, attacked Santa Rita and simul
taneously Guagua and Sau Antonio
were attacked by bodies of rebels
numbering about 600 men. All the
iiiBtugents were repulsed without loss
to the Americans.
. According to the statement just
made public by the war department
our colonial trade for the first seven
months of 1899 beats all records.
Trade movements affecting the United
States were never so uniform and
natural as this year.
A Seattle dispatch savs: After
spending several hundred dollars in
assisting destitute Klondikers to their
Eastern homes, the county commission
ers have called a halt. The chamber
of commerce has taken a similar ac
tion. Lack of transput tation facilities to
South American ports is admittedly a
serious bindianoe to the extension of
trade between the United States and
the countries south of us.
Colonel Chas. E. Jones, the Georgia
historian, has compiled a list of the
surviving confederate generals, which
shows that oat of the original 19 lieu
tenant-generals "seven survive; of the
81 major-generals, '6 are living, and
of 365 brigadier-generals, 93 survive.
DREYFUS IS GUILTY
That Was the Verdict of the
SENTENCED FOR TEN YEARb
General Bailer la That th. Preeldeai
Will Furdosi Hlui, lllh.rwiso
Another lef rdtlu.
Rennet, Sept. 12. The expected bat
happened. Dieyfus has been con
demned. The couit found him guilty
uud sentenced hlui to 10 yeais' deten
tion. As he has already, suffered five
fears' solitary Iniprixti -went, whiof
counts as double ordinary detention,
he will be released at the end of a fort
night. In the uieantinme, unless the
president of the lepublio pardons him,
Dieyfus will have to be degraded here
again within eight days.
Though a majority of those in the
courtroom this afternoon fully expect
ed the verdict, they were completely
stupefied when it was given, and the
eileuce which prevailed in (be room
and the way men turned pale and
caught their breath was more impres
sive than any other manifestation could
Maitie Demange sank back in his
chair au J the tears trickled down hit
cheeks, and Maitre Labor i turned
white as a sheet, while all round the
couit men looked at each other in si
lence. The only sound to be heard was
the rustling of paper from the report
ers' bench, at each press representative
tiied to be flrat to send tiie news.
As the audience left the courtroom,
fully 10 ot 15 men were crying openly,
and the majority of those present
walked quietly down the stieet for
more than a block without speaking a
word. It was like a funeral proces
sion. Meanwbilf , a tragedy was being en
acted iu the little room off the court
room, where Dreyfus listened to the
euding of the verdict. He had been
told tho result by his lawyers, and had
wept bitterly, but when in the presence
of the officials of the court-martial,
he listened impassively to the sen
tence. His wife, who was waiting in tor
ture and suspense at hei house, bore
the news bravely, and when visitiul
her husband this afternoon showed the
onlookers who were in the streets no
signs of her sufferiugs as she walked
ftom her carriage to the prison.
Mathien Dreyins was not present in
court this afternoon, Lfit visited his
biother after the verdict had been
tendered. He found him perfectly
calm and without any manifestation of
surprise, at the finding of the court.
The prisoner simply shrugged hit
shoulders, uttering an expressive
"Bah!" adding, as he embiaced hit
brother, as the latter was preparing to
leave, "Cousolo my wife."
The general belief is that Dreyfus
will be pardoned; but this will not
satisfy his friends, who vehemently de
htre that they will refuse to acoept
id verdict, and will oontinue the bat
tle until tho judgineut is reversed.
The verdict, they say, is direated more
against the Jews thttn against Dreyfus,
and if allowed to stand will make their
existence in Fiance impossible.
Maitie Labori and Maitre Demange
took the midnight train for Paris.
They drove to the station in a closed
carriage, escorted by four mounted
gendarmes. The road was practically
deserted, and no demonstration oc
curred en route or at the station.
Maitre Demange and Maitie Labori
will tomorrow sign an application for
a revision of the case, although there
is no hope that the verdbt will be re
versed. Both are much upset, though
it can hardly bo said that they, are sur
prised. EXPRESS TRAIN ROBBED.
Safe Blows Open anil Contents Taken
Cochise, Aria., Sept. 12. Exprcsi
train No. 10, on the Southern Pacific,
was robbed near here last night ' bv
four masked men. who blew the saf
open and took everything In sight.
1 lie amount ol their booty is said to bt
The train was stotmed. the enuino.
mail and express cats were cutoff from
the rest of the train and run a milt
farther uu tho road, where the bandits
stopped to complete their work. Tht
express messenger was forced to open
bis car and the robbers attaoked the
safe with dynamite. The strong box
wrb soon blown open and the contents
taken by the thieves, who hastily de
parted. , They were last seen gjlng north on
foot, and a posse started out on their
rail. The dynamite med on the safe
blew nut the side ef the exnress car
and tore nn the floor. There is na
clue to the identity of the robbers.
tmm Additional Keflmenta.
New York, Sept. 11. A special te
tho Tribune from Washington savs:
Oiders will lie issued from the war de
partment in a day or two announcing
the field and staff officers of two addi
tional volunteer regiments, which will
be organised after the manner of the
so-called Immune regiments tent to
'uba last year, their company oflloeri
.nd privates being exolusively cokred
meu, and they will be ready t" sail foi
the Pbilippinet oar!y in November.
The addition of these regiments to
the arm? almost exhausts the quota of
85,000 volunteere allowed by congress.
There will then be 25 rcgiusents of
1,309 men each, which, with the Pmto
Rico naval battalioa of 400 men,
leaves a margin of only 1,875 In tbt
authorized strength, or not ouita
enough for auother regiment and
RAILWAYS IN LUZON.
Arrangements Completed fur Another
Line on tho C'uaat.
Chicago, Sept. 11. Special corre
spondence to the Tribune from Manila,
under date of August 4, says:
Agent for a company of Spanish
capitalists, some of whom live in Ma
nila, announce that arrangements have
been completed for the bnihllng of a
modern railroad line in Luzon that will
couneot Manila with all the important
towns along the west coast ot the
island at far north as Laoag. The
route it kept secret, but it it under
stood that it will be the same at pro
posed in 1875, when the scheme for
government railroad! in the Philip,
pinea was officially projected.
Throe linos were planned at that time,
only one of which was completed, the
present lailroad, which runt from Ma
nila to Dagupan, a distance ot 151
miles. The company it keeping its
movements secret to prevent the two
or three companies that are said to be
organizing in the United States for
the purpose of building railroads In
Luzon from anticipating it in securing
the same route. The Americana who
have talked railroads heie generally be
Iieve that a new town and port will be
established either nn the north eoaBt of
Luzon or the northern part of the west
coast of the island, at a terminal of the
This would save 250 miles tailing to
Manila for ships fiora the United
States or fiom Hong Kong, and with
rapid communication to Manila
through the richest piovincet of the
island, would be reasonably oertain to
INCREASED NAVAL ESTIMATES.
Re pa I re and New Shins Coat a Heap of
New York, Sept. 11. A special to
the Herald from Washington says:
The naval estimates for the fiscal year
ending June 80, 1901, will aggregate
about 150,000,000. This considerable
increase in the cost of the navy is due
in gieat part to the expenditures which
will have to be made duiing the pres
ent and coming fiscal year for the con
struction of the 54 vessels building,
and that three battleships and three
armoied cruisers, which will be con
tracted for ai soon as congress takes ao
tion enabling the depaitmeut to plrftt
contracts for armor.
Admirals Hichborn and Melville
have estimated that $18,000,000 will
be required to meet bills of shipbuild
ers. Iu addition to this sum. Admiral
Hichborn estimates tbat $5,000,000
instead of $3,000,000 will be requited
for repair ships. There is reason to
believe that Admiral Crowinshield,
chief of the bureau of navigation, will
recommend in bis forthcoming report
that the enlisted force be increased to
20,000 men and will make estimates
therefor. He will also make ample
provision for target practice for the
Admiral O'Neill's estimate for the
armor for the vessels under construc
tion and proposed are very bigh. His
estimates for the present' fiscal year
amounted to $4,000,000, which was ap
propriated. The estimates for the com
ing year will exceed this amount.
Keepers Neg-Uct to Search Insane Han
nnd Ho Kills Three.
El Paso, Tex., Sept. 11. Newt bat
reached here from Chihuahua, Mexico,
of the terrible deed of a lunatio there
a few days since. Last Tuesday a crazy
man cieated a disturbance among the
people iu the plaza. He attacked an
Ameiioan with a heavy billet of wood,
but the American knocked down hit
assailant with a walking cane. The
police ariived quickly and soon over
powered the lunatic and took him off
They locked him tn a large cell,
where 15 other prisoners were confined,
and neglected to search him for wea
pons. It soon developed that the luna
tio had a long knife ooncealed on bit
person, and drawing it he began slash
ing right and left at hit unarmed cell
mates. Two of them were killed and
a third fatally wounded before the
guards rushed in "and disarmed the
It it reported that the insane man
will be shot for his crime.
Merrltt Slated for tho Philippines.
New York. Sept. 11. A special dis
patch to the Journal and Advertiser
After 48 hours of almost constant
discussion among the president, Secre
tary Root, Professor Schutman, Sena
tor Beveridge, General Miles and Adjutant-General
Corbin, it may be stated
positively that Geneial Merritt will go
to the Philippines.
No statement is made at to what po
sition General Morritt It to assume,
but it it probable the movement con
templates the division of Otis' present
duties into two departments, Merritt to
have charge of the military end.
Miles May Go to f'hillpptnea.
Chicago, Sept. 11. A special to the
Record from Washington sayst Nel
son A. Miles, general commanding the
army, will go to the Philippines to di
rect the military operations during the
approaohing campaign. This state
ment, while not authorized by any an
nouncement from the president or the
secretary of war, it made upon the au
thority of one of the officers of the de
partment. There is no doubt that General Mil.
desires the assignment, and nnless the
unexpected happens between now and
the middle of October, be will start for
San Francisco, Sept. 9. Tbt steam
ship Del Norte has arrived from Alaska
with 10,812 sealskins, consigned to the
North American Commercial Com
pany. They were taken under license
and will net the government a heavy
FEAR UNITED STATES
Distrust of Latin-Americans
TIIE PROPOSED COMBINATION
Ma American HarreS Agents Are Opef
ting Iu ItelUla-The Mows in
Washington, Sept. 13. The rumors
(f possible combinations among the
itates of Central and South America
direct id against the United States are
received with some concern by the offl
olals here. Nearly a year ago this
spirit of distrust on the pait of Latin
American people was first exhibited in
the semi-official publication by the
United States of Colombia of a proposi
tion to combine the nations of South
and Central America. In that case the
ostensible purpose was to resist unjust
demands for indemnities by foreign
states. But incidentally during the
discussion it appered that the scope of
the combination would be broader than
this, and there was more than one in
timation of a deep-seated distrust of
the United States.
Two or three events have ocourred
si no that discussion to strengthen this
feeling. First, there wat a decision
adverse to Colombia in the Cerruti
case, and as President Cleveland was
the aibitrator, tbat unpopular deoision
was charged against the United States.
Then last spilug came the cruise of the
United States gunboat Wilmington up
the Amaaon and the Orinoco. The
voyages were undertaken from the most
innocent scientific and oommeroial mo
tives. Commander Todd, of the Wil
mington, found that there were no
charts of these vaBt rivets, and conse
quently wat obliged to take soundings
as he proceeded. Incidentally he wat
enabled to make rough running charts
of the rivers that may be of value to
oommeroe hereafter. His actions were,
however, misinterpreted by some of
the natives, though iu the end Captain
Todd is believed to have perfectly sat
isfied the Brazilian officials as to the
lectitude of his purpose.
It is said at the department that
there is not the slightest foundation for
the story tbat secret agents of either
the slate oi the navy department have
been sent into South Ameiioa, and it
is quite certain that there have never
been any negotiations with Bolivia re
specting the acquisition by the United
States of lands in the interior of South
As to the visit to that continent of
William E. Curtis, Chief Clerk Mich
ael, of the state department, is author
ity for the statement that Mr. Curtis'
visit it absolutely without official au
thority or diiection.
THE JUDGES RELENT.
Petition President Loubet That Dreyfus
Suffer no f resh Degradation.
Rennet, Sept. 13. The judges of the
Dreyfus court martial today, by a mu
tual agreement, expressed to the presi
dent of the republic, through Gesieral
Lucas, the commander of the army
corps at Rennes, their sincere desire
that Dreyfus would not be tubmitted
to a fresh degradation.
A state of calm prevails here. All
the troops and gendarmes who were
quartered in the town and its environs
have left, and journalists and others
iuteiested in the trial have departed
since Monday. Cafes which for the
last few weeks have been thronged
with excited crowds are deserted. This
afternoon a solitary gendarme paced up
and down before the military prison,
and there was not a policeman or sol
dier near the Lycee, which last week
resembled a barracks. Workmen were
busy dismantling the courtroom and
packing chairs, tables and benches on
Madame Dreyfus visited her husband
in the prison this afternoon, but not
the slightest interest was shown in the
meeting by the populace. She fouud
him as calm as yesterday. The prisoner
smoked his pipe today for the first
time in many days, which indicated
tbat he was in better spiiits than could
STEAMERS TO HAUL OFF.
Too Many for Profit Now on tho Lower
St. Michael, Alaska, Aug. 26, via
Seattle, Sept. 12. This season, which
is rapidly drawing to a close, will see
the exit of several companies engaged
in the transporatiou business on the
Lower Yukon river, leaving the field
to four companies the North' Ameri
can Trading & Transportation Com
pany, the Alaska Commercial Com
pany, the Alaska Exploration Company
and the Empire Transportation Com
pany. It is thought by transportation
people that the iattei company will
devote the greater' part of its attention
to the ocean end and Cape Nome. The
experiment by the Empire company of
trying to navigate the Lower Yukon
with the three-stack, six-crew tug Em
pire, towing three or more barges, has
proved a failure. It is said the experi
ment cost a large sum of money.
The falling off in the passenger busi
ness has been very marked this sea
son, hundreds coming down the river
where thousands came last year.
Fnrla Kipoeltlon Hmj 8 Boycotted.
Washington, Sept. IS. It it be
lieved that when congress assembles
there will be considerable agitation of
a proposition for thia goveinment to
abandon itt participation In the Parit
exposition. It is known that expres
sions hostile to the exposition, quoted
from Senator Stewart are veiy widely
sympathized in. aud it is thought that
if the conviction of Dreyfus is per
Imtted to ttand there will be very lit
tle friendly feeling tor Franoe among
members of either the house or senate.
NEW ARMY REVOLVER.
Cnlted Stntea Will Vary l ikely Adopt
Kansas City, Sept. 13. Dr. K. D.
Griffith, of this city, has just com
pleted for the government an oRlcial
test of the Mauser pistol in use by Ger
man cavalry and under consideration
(or adoption by the United States. The
test was made not only with targets,
but with human cadavers also, and Dr.
Griffith says it proved at ranges of
from 50 to 500 yards the Mausui pistol
is the most effective and deadly weapon
of its kind ever invented, and that up
to the maximum range tried, It is prac
tically as good in the bands of marks
men as Krag-Joigenson, a Lee or Mau
The pistol fires 10 shots without re
loading, and can be emptied with ac
curacy of aim in less than three secouds.
The cartridges are 80 caliber, and are
propelled by smokeless nitio powder.
The bullets weigh 85 grains each, and
have a lead core surrounded by a nickel
plated copper jacket. It is said to be
probable that as a result of Dr. Grif
fith's test the goveinment will adopt
the Mauser pistol.
Captain Case on Situation.
Chicago, Sept. 13. Captain J. E.
Case, formerly of the Second Oregon
volunteers, and a member of the staffs
of Generals Merritt, Otit and Lawton,
who It visiting Chicago, says that he
thinks a vigorous fall campaign will
put aa end to the war in the Philip
pinea "It taket a good deal to demoralize
a Filipino aiiny and it would be a rash
statement to declare that the insur
gents are now demoralized, but it it
oeitain that they run earlier in the bat
tle than wat formerly the case. It is
the general opinion of the officers that
if General Otit were to oonfine himself
to oue department the war would pro
gress more satisfactorily.
"General Otis makes a first-class
civil governor. In the field, there were
several instances in which he held
troops back before they had accom
plished their work and thus necessi
tated it being done over.
"1 think all the casualties are faith
fully reported by General Otis."
Gibraltar, Sept. 13. Before sailing '
from here yesterday for New York,
Admiral Dewey and the officers of the
cruiser Olympia presented 80 to Pep
piatt, the gunner of the British battle
ship Devastation, who met with an acci
dent while the warship was firing a sa
lute in honor of the arrival of the
American admiral, September 4, by
which his hand was shattered by the
explosion of the charge which he was
ramming home. Peppiatt'a arm hat
Fall Fishing Season.
Astoria. Or., Sept. 12. The fall
fishing season opened yesterday, but
last night's drifts did not result in any
big catches. The returns, however,
Justify confidence in a good fall pack,
as the fishermen, who have been out a
few niehts in advance of thenneninir at
the season, returned this morning with
lull boats, lire price for all good tie ti
was I cents per pound, with steel
beads in brisk demand at 5 cents.
Flint On the It order.
Denver, Col., Sept. 13. A special
to the News from Bisbee, Ariz., says:
Late Saturday afternoon there occurred
at Naco, a small town on the interna
tional line, nine miles from here, a
shooting affair, which has already
caused the death of one American cow
boy and a Mexican guard, and the
wounding of several others, and ulti
mately the delivering over to Mexican
authorities of four American citizens,
who will be tried for murder.
Otis' Friends Hopeful.
Chicago, Sept. 13. A special to the
Record from Washington says: The
friends of General Otis are becoming
hopeful that they will succeed in hav
ing him retained In his present com
mand. This week they were deeply
enoouaged, and one, a high official of
the war department, openly admitted
that he believed "popular clamor"
would result in bis friend's recall, and
the assignment of General Miles or
General Merritt to Manila.
No Traca of Andre.
Gothenburg, Sweden, Sept. 13. The '
steamer Antartic, which left Helsing
boro, Sweden, May 25 last, with an ex
pedition under Professor A. G. Na
thorst, was spoken off the Skaw, the
northern extremity of Jutland, Den
mark, today, on her return from her
search along the northwest coast of
Greenland tor Professor Andree. She
reportsd that she had found no trace of
the missing aeronaut.
Flying From Johnnneabnra;.
Cape Town, Sept. 18. Four trains
containing refugees from Johannesburg
have arrived here. Four hundred
refugees have also arrived at Durban.
During the past week, the relief com
mittee of Johannesburg assisted 2,000
cases of distress reported throughout
Revolution In Veneaneln.
Bavtna, Sept. 13. The captains of
the British ships arriving here from
Venezuela confirm the news that there
has been a revolution there during the
last three weeks. They say there
are two parties against the government
and that the latter is extremely sus
picious. Trial ot Kearsarge.
New York, Sept. 13. A special to
the Herald from Washington says:
Acting Secretary Allen has approved
the request of the Newport News Com
pany that the battleship Kearsarge un
dergo her official trip on September 25.
If accepted, the work on the ship will
be rapidly completed In order that she
my be placed in commission next
Battleship Alabama will probably
not be placed in commission before
tbt new year.