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"IT'S A COLD DAV WHEN WE GET LEFT."
VOL. XI. HOOD RIVER, OREGON, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1899. O. 3i.
HOOD RIVER GLACIER
Published Kvery Friday by
H. V. BLYTHK.
Terms ol subscription-11.50 a year when paid
Tlie mall arrives (mm Mt. Hood at 10 o'clock
a. m. Wednendays and r'aturdays; departs the
mine oars ai noon.
For Chcnnweth, leave, at a. m. Tuesdays,
Thiiisday. and Hatunlava; arrive" at n. m.
ror Vi hlte Salmon (Wash.) leave, daily at :
a. in.; arri.es ai t.irt i. m.
rrom While Salmon leave, for Fnlda, turner,
Trout Lake and (ilunwood Mondaja, Wedtiea
Says and Fildava. .
For Binrcn (Wash.) leave, at 5:45 p.m.; ar-
nvr ai i p. in.
IATRKL RKIiKKAH DK'IKKK LOIr;K, No,
I 87, I. 0. o. F.-Mccta first and third Men
tin j i In each niuuth.
H. J. Hibiurd. N. O.
J. H Fkrhi'kiin, Secretary,
flANHY POST. No. 1(1, (I. A. K. Meets at A.
l (i. I!. W. Hall limi Saturday uf each month
at 2 o'clock . m. All (J. A. K. member, lu.
vited to meet Willi u.
1). O. Hill, Commander
T. J. Cl'NMSO, Adjutant.
"IAN BY W. It. C, No. -Meets first Satur
VJ day of each month In A. O. U. W. hall at 3
p. m. .Man. . I', ( kiiwkll, president.
Mm. Cusl'I.i Iu kkk, Secretary.
HOOD KIVKIl I.OIHiK, No. HWi, A. F. and A.
M . Meets Buturdav evening on or before
aeh full mucin. it. K. D.vVIIWoN, W. M.
I). Mi In in a 1. 1), Secretary.
HOOD KIVKIl Cil.U'TKK, No. K. A. M.
Meets Ihlrd Friday uiglit of each month.
K. L. HMITH, 11. f.
O, F. William, Secretary.
HOOD KIVER CHAPTER, No. 25. 0. K. B.
Aleets haturd.iv after euch lull moon.
Un Kva IIayniu, W. M.
(1. E. William., Secretary.
OLETA ASSKMM.Y, No. lwt, United Artisan..
Marts second and fourth Mondav night
of each month at Fralern tr hall. Brother,
and lUien curdielly Invited in meet with ua.
A. f . iiATMHAM, M. A.
8. B. Ghat, Secretary.
WAl'COMA I.OIMJK, No. 30, K. of P.-Mceti
iu A. O. U. U . hall every Tuesday night.
C. ('. Makkham, C. C.
M. II. NlCKEI.r.H, K..of K. & H.
KIVKRR1DK I.OlMiE, No. M, A. O. V. W
Meet. Ural and third Balurdavs of each
Umnlli. J. K. Kaxu, M. W.
J. F. Watt, Financier.
II. L. Howa, Kecurdur.
1 DIKWILUK LOUGH, No. 107, I. O. 0. F
J Meet, lu Fraternal ball every Thur.day
Ulght. O. B. Hartlby N. li.
ri. J. IlinBARD, Secretary.
Jfl F. SHAW, M. D.
Telephone No. II.
All Calls Promptly Attended
Office Mpstalrs over Connie's store. All call,
left at the iiflic. or residence will be promptly
John leland Henderson
ATTOHNKY AT LAW, A BPTRACTER, NO
TARY PUBLIC and IlKAL
For 21 year, a resident o( Oregon and Wash
ington. Hm had many year, experience in
Jieal fctttat mailers, aa attittraetur, aearehor o(
titles and agent, baiia.uctiou guaranteed or no
J F. WATT, M. D.
DiiiKeoii lur w. . i-i, io. is especially
equipjx-d to treat catarrh of note and throat
and diaeaiicH of women.
Special terms for oillco treatment of chronic
Telephone, office, 33, residence, 31.
IIabiiison Huoi., Prom.
FLOUR, FKED AND ALL CEREALS
Ground and manufactured.
Whole Wheat Graham a apeelaltv. Custom
grlniliiic done every riaturiinr. During the
limy season additional days will be mentioned
In the local columns.
UOUII KIVKIt. OTEtiON,
pAl'ERHASOlNG, KALSOIVININQ, ETC.
Ii your walls arc tick or hiutllated, call on
. L. ROOD.
Consultation free. No charge for prescrip
tions. No cure no pay.
011 w h.iurs fro n a A. M. till 8. P. M., and all
night if necessary.
CONOMY SHOE t?II0P.
Men's half soles, hand etickeil, $1 ;
nailed, best, 75c i second, 50c ; third, 40c.
Ladies' hand stitched, 75c; nailed, best,
hOc; second, 35. Best stock and work
in Hood Kiver. C. WELDS, l'rop.
JIIE KLONDIKE C0NFECTI0NEEY
In the place to pet the latest and best in
CoufHctioiieries, Candies, Nats, Tobacco,
....ICE CREAM PARLORS....
W. B. COLE, Frop.
p C. BR0S1US, M. I).
' PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Thone Central, or 121.
Office Honrs: 10 to 11 A. M.; 2 to 3
and 0 to 7 P. M.
JT. HOOD SAW MILLS
Tommnsox Bros, Props.
FIR AND PINE LUMBER....
Of the best quulity alwas on hand at
ricvs to suit (he times.
For Bill Heads, letter Heads, L'nvel
ojies. Cards, Circulars, Small Posters,
Milk Tifketa, Programme, Ball Tickets,
Legal Blanks, etc., come to the
; LACIER JOB OFFICE.
DALLAS & SPAXOLER,
Hardware, Steves and Tinware
Kitchen Furniture, Plumbers'
Goods, Pruning Tools, Etc
We have a new and complete stock
ol hurdwure, stores aud tinware, to
which we will keep conntantly adding.
Our pii c9 will continue to be as low ai
imnm mmi i sfeiialtt.
EVENTS OF HIE DAYi
Epitome of the Telegraphk
News of the World.
TERSE TICKS FROM TUB WIRES
An Interesting- Collection of Iteina Fror
the Two lleuilaihere. I'reaented
(n m Coailensed Form.
New York wants both the big con
The investment of Mafuking is closer
John S. Chase, the socialist maror
of Haverhill, Mass., hat been re
elected. Ten shipwrights from Seattle took
the places of the strikers at Tulle Jo
Ex-Governor Lord, of Oregon, has
departed for Argentina, to take his
xtnt as United States minister.
Legality of the war revenue act is
involved in the inheritance tax case be
fore the United States supreme court.
The Six Chinese Companies, of San
Francisco, have subscribed $1,000 to
promote commercial relations between
China and the United States.
The New York coffee exchange has
petitioned the authorities to release
the coffee cargo of the plaguo ship
Taylor. They claim there is no danger.
Chaplain Shields, being tried at San
Francisco by conrt-martial for drunk
enness, will try to prove that his
brother clergymen are persecuting him.
Beet-sugar men are much disturbed
over recent discussion. Their industry
is flourishing, but free sugar from the
islands they say would be disastrous to
The German ship Wansbek, which
has arrived at Astoria, lost two men on
the voyage from Philadelphia, and the
boatswain says it was the captain's
Crawford, the soldier who permitted
Warduer bull-pen prisoners to escape,
was dishonorably discharged and sen
tenced to 13 years six months imprison
ment. Dispatches indicate that the Boers
are making all preparations for a hasty
retreat to the Transvaal borders in the
event of defeat at Tugela and Lady
smith. A Kentucky mob had no mercy for a
negro who murdered and outraged a
woman. He was draggod through the
streets at the end of a rope and finally
bound to a stake and burned alive.
Sick soldiers were compelled to fight
at Yigan. The Americans had but one
company and 150 sick men. They had
to fight 800 Filipinos. The attack was
made in the early morning, and it be
came a hand to hand conflict.
Fighting has ceased between the
Mexicans and Yaquis, the Indians hav
ing retreated. It is said they may bt
joined by others. A courier says the
Yaqui's lossos in killed and wounded
during 10 days' fighting were estimated
at 200. The Mexican losses were it
killed and 80 wounded.
The postmaster of Boston has re
signed. An illicit oleomargarine factory has
been nnenrthed at Chicago.
The Payne-Hanna subsidy bill has
been introduced in the house.
Jeffries and Corbett are planning to
fight at the Paris exposition and Franca
Ninety Boer prisoners are said to
have been massacred at Eland's laagto
by British soldiers.
General Hughes is now occupying
SO Panay towns. His lines extend 83
miles north of Ilo Ilo.
The United States supreme court has
decided that the conductor of a freight
train is not a vice-principal,
England is buying mules, horses,
canned gcods, hay and rails in this
country for shipment to South Africa.
An Astoria contractor wants to haul
the stranded lightship oveiland from
Ocean beach to Baker's bay. He claims
it can be done.
A cablegram from Hong Kong says
that Aguinaldo is now ready to sur
render if Consul Wildman will receive
him. The junta at Hong Kong advised
him to take such action.
The industries of Cuba are in a de
plorable condition. In two provinces
the destruction of sugar interests alone
is estimated at $680,000,000, and there
are no efforts at rebuilding.
Huntington has bought another big
block of Southern Paoiflo stock and
there are said to be others in on the
deal. Railroad men believe the Van
derbilts are in some way concerned.
The shelling of the British camp at
Ladysmith has been far more effective
than previous reports have led people
to believe. Hundreds were killed and
wounded from the Boer bombardment.
Rapid telegraph system will revolu
tionize all correspondence. Such low
rates will be made that merchants can
afford to use the system instead of the
mails. It is to be placed in operation
Chickamagua is to have a confeder
ate monument to cost $05,000.
Baltimore claims the largest negro
population of any city in the warld.
The Berlin police forcibly dissolved
an anarchist meeting in memory of the
Chicago bomb throwers.
Commissioner Evans has granted a
pension of $15 per month to Adelaide
W. Bagley, mother of Lieutenant
Worth Bagley, who was killed in the
w ar with Spain
The transports Sheridan and Grant
are at Seattle.
Engineers and firemen of the Union
Pacific have asked for more pay.
The Pacific Expross office at Omaha
was robbed of from $5,000 to $20,000.
The British ship Gleuholm will bo
fumigated at Astoria for fear of yellow
A prominent Frenchman says ' that
England is ready for war with the
A negro was shot at Lewiston, Id.
The bullet flattened on his skull and
he was comparatively uninjured.
Washington official are anxious over
the possible fate of the American pris
oners in the hands of Aguinaldo.
The debate on the finance bill hai
commenced In the house. Representa
tive Overstreet made the opening ad
The football team of the University
of California will play the Carlisle In
dians on Christmas day, in San Fran
cisco. Commander E. T. Wood, U. 8. N.,
is dead of typhoid fever at Washington.
He commanded the Petrel in the battle
of Manila bay.
To increase Admiral Dewoy'i
troubles Minnostoa people will present
him with a large black bear recently
General Gatacre lost nearly six hun
dred men near Stormberg, The Brit
ish forces were led into the trap by
The supreme court of Oregon hai
finally passed upon the case of the
state vs. Magers, the petition for a re
hearing being denied.
Congressman Bailey will protest
against the entrance of General Joe
Wheeler into congress on his return
from the Philippines.
"Governor of Cuba" will be the offi
cial designation of the office to which
Major-General Leonard Wood will be
assigned early in the new year.
The North Atlantio squadron com
mander, Admiral Farqohar, will leave
New York Saturday on his annual
cruise. The fleet will be met in the
Gulf of Mexico.
Colonel James Graham and William
r. Cunneen, prominent politicians oi
St. Marys, Kan., drank from a disin
fectant bottle which they supposed to
contain whiskey, aud are not expected
The president will soon send a speo
ial message to congress regarding re
wards for officer, and men from the At
lantio squadron who distinguished
themselves during the war with Spain,
and whose gallantry has not yet been
The controller of the currency haa
declared the fifth dividend of 10 per
cent in favor of the creditors of The
Dalles National bank, making 95 pot
cent paid on the claims proved,
amounting to $26,318.20.
Englishmen are depressed by the sit
uation in Africa.
Arizona will apply for statehood to
the present congress.
The Americans have occupied Bang
ued, province of Abra.
Steamers will leave Portland every
10 days for Cape Nome.
The Kentucky election commission
gives Taylor's plurality as 2,883.
The Filipinos' treasury was captured
by the Americans at Mangatarem.
The government's herd of reindeer ia
Alaska is rapidly increasing and now
Bishop Henry Potter, of New York,
has arrived in Manila on a brief visit
to study the Philippines.
A gag explosion killed many coal
miners at Carbonado, Wash. Cause
of the accident is a mystery.
The British artillery arm in South
Africa has been materially strength
ened by the arrival of six big guns.
Commander Charles I. Howell is
dead at New York city. He was chiel
engineer of the Maine when she was
Lady Francis Cook, formerly Tennie
Clafflin, announces her intention to
forsake England and take up her resi
dence in New York.
Two hundred miners are on a strike
at the Tesla coal mines, California,
because of a dispute with the superin
tendent over the wage schedule.
The horticultural commissioners of
Southern California propose to estab
lish a quarantine against infected nur
sery stock imported from foreign coun
tries. General Gregorio del Tilar was
killed in a fight with the Thirty-third
infantry, 18 miles northwest of Cer
vants. The insurgents lost 70 men in
The Yananda group of mines near
Baker City was sold for $1,600,000.
The property is to be extensively devel
oped by the new owners, who are Brit
ish Columbia capitalists.
Genral Grant's expedition in Luzon
has visited Orani and several western
towns, meeting small bands. He
killed several of the rebels and cap
tured a quantity of munitions of war.
Erastus Lathrop, of Westfleld, Mass.,
in his will left $15,000 to D. L. Moody.
Cornelius Vanderbilt was fined $110
for failure to act as juior In New York.
The commissioner of education urges
the American system of schools for col
onies. Ira D. Sankey, the singer, who used
to be associated with Mf . Moody ia to
become an evangelist on his own ac
count and will conduct a series of ie
Tivala in various cities this winter.
IN EXPLOSION OF GAS
Killed Many Miners at Car.
CAUSE OP ACCIDENT A MYSTERY
Deadly Itlackdamp Followed the Ei
ploalon, but the Mine Was K
Tacoma, Dec. 12. A mine explosion
at Carbonado, 40 miles easterly from
Tacoma, at 11 o'clock this morning,
killed 33 men. Identification of the
dead men is almost impossible. The
scraps of clothing thut'iTiW cling to the
bodies of the men are carefully pre
served, laid aside and labelled to aid in
the identification. Frenzied relatives
of the missing men gathered at the
mouth of the mine and watched eagerly
to catch a glimpse of the forms as they
wore hurried by to the coroner's office.
The work of rescue is being rushed
forward, but it may be days before the
last blackened form is taken from the
mine, for many men are believed to lie
buried under masses of earth and rock.
To extricate them will take time, and
thus far the work of rescue has lieen
pushed forward at the extreme endur
ance of the workers, for the black
damp and noxious gases have driven
tho rescuers back repeatedly.
When the explosion occurred a rush
of the inhabitants was mado in tho di
rection of the mouth of tho tunnel.
Women, the wives of tho men supposed
to be in the shift, ran to and fro,
screaming and wringing their hands
with anguish, crying children clinging
to their skirts.
It wag all that D. T. Da vies the
superintendent of the mine, could do
to stop the wives and friends of the
doomed miners from plunging madly
into the tunnel's mouth.
A revised death list follows:
Company men Leonard Johnson,
Henry Soni, Matt Rehela and Victor
Ruhinaki (formerly given as John Hill)
all Finns; Michael Kichinko, John
Mellon and Andrew Gecey, Poles;
John II. Jones, David X. Thomas,
Howell Meredith, sr-, Watkln Jones,
Evan M. Lewis, Daniel Davis and Rees
Jones, all Welsh; William Wilson,
Joseph Lee and Riolmrd Dare, Amer
icans, and Ben Zeidler, jr., German.
Contract miners August Ilainut
and Emil Ilainut, Belgians; Paul Cur
tiss, Adam Pavoll, John Flota and
Stephen Kraunoga, Poles; Ben Zeidler,
sr., Germans; Matt NuUtnd and Jacob
Lands, Finns. The cause of the ex
plosion is a mystery to every one. "
Only safety lamps are worn when at
work. Governor Rogers will con
duct a searching examination as to the
cause of the explosion. He hag tele
graphed State Mine Inspeator Owens,
now at Spokane, to attend the inquest
and examine witnesses himself. The
question of the ventilation of the mine,
in conformity with the state law, will
be thoroughly gone into.
The total number of men in the un
fortunate shift was 76, of whom 44 are
alive, all of them having escaped of
The mines are owned by the Carbon
Hill Coal Company. They give work
to 400 men, and have an output of 800,
000 tons annually, and are situated 40
miles from Tacoma, on the Cascade
division of the Northern Pacific The
mines are in a deep ravine, through
which the Carbon river flows. The
mines are supplied "with every appli
ance for safoty. They are largely tun
neled, and the tunnels are so big that
locomotives are run into them.
In 1890 an explosion at this same
mine cost two lives, and John Hartman
and some others were severely burned.
Aid for Needy,
Seattle, Dec. 12. Washington min
ers, through the local union, have
taken steps to render the families of tho
victims and those injured in the Car
bonado explosion financial aid. All la
bor unions in Western Washington
will contribute to the fund.
Gatacre tV'as Defeated at Stormberg
Molteno, Cape Colony, Deo. 12.
General Gatacre left Sputter's kraal by
train for Molteno and then proceeded
by forced march 12 miles toward
Stormberg. He had 2,000 men, in
cluding the Northumberland fusiliers,
the Royal Irish rifles and two batter
ies of field artillery.
The British were unmolested by the
Boers until the Boer position was
reached, when a hot fire was unexj
pectedly opened upon the advancing
The engagement began at 4:15 A. M.
At 7 A. M., after a sharp artillery
duel, the British retired. They are now
marching toward Molteno. General
Gatacre found the enemy's position
impregnable. It was impossible for
the British infantry to get at the Boers.
Trying; to Klonopollie Nome. Gold.
Seattle, Dec. 11. Cape Nome min
ers have held a series of meetings in
this city and employed counsel to de
feat what they elaim is an attempt on
the part of certain corporations to
withdraw in their favor the famous
Cape Nome beach diggings.
New Train Put en.
The O. R. & N. Co. has just com
pleted the purchase of a lot of new
modern passenger epuipment, which
will permit the putting on of a second
train, via the Huntington route. This
will give Portland by this route both
morning and evening service two
trains in each direction, and will be a
great benefit in handling the business
for the Baker City mining district,
which is having such a tremendous
WOMAN IN BERTH.
II Buod the Wagner Company and Re
New York, Dec. 11. Ono of tho
most singulur suits on record has just
been decided in tho city court in this
city, Marcus Braun having secured a
judgment against the Wagner Palace
Car Company for $750, as damages for
a mistake made by ono of ti e com
pany's conductors, who alotted a berth
already sold to Braun to a woman.
When tht error was discovered every
berth in the train was sold, and Braun
was compelled to sit in the smoking
compartment during a trip from Cleve
land to this city.
When Braun bought his coupon for
the berth he left his luggage in the seat
and went to the smoking compartment.
He did not return for two hours, ac
cording to his own story, but when he
did, he found the berth made up and
occupied. The comments of the pas
sengers so injured his feelings, he pay,
that a money compensation is due him,
he alleges. The woman in the berth
produced a ooupon which was an exact
duplicate of the coupon given Braun.
ONE WEEK OF DEBATE.
Ilou.e Arrange, for Consideration of
Washington, Deo. 9. Tho hose
adopted a special order for the consid
eration of the currency bill, beginning
Monday. The general dobate will con
tinue until Friday, and Saturday
amendments may be offered under tho
five-minuto rule, and the following
Monday the voto will be taken. Tho
Democrats, Populists and Silverites
presented a solid front against tho
adoption of the resolution, and every
Republican voted for it.
Roberts, the Mormon representative
elect from Utah, was not in tho house
when it convened today.
They May Be Ylce-admlrals.
New York, Deo. 11. A special to
the Herald from Washington says:
President McKinley, during an inter
view with Senator Wellington, ex
pressed himself in favor of reviving the
grade of vice-admiral in the interest
of both Rear-Admiral Sampson and
Rear-Admiral Schley. Ho believes
that this is the simplest solution of the
whole Sampson-Schley controversy,
and it is expected that Senator Well
ington will introduce a bill in a few
days providing for the appointment of
two vice-admirals without specifying
The president very frankly said that
If such a bill became a law, he would
promptly nominate both Sampson and
Schley in the order named. This ar
rangement, both the president and Sen
ator Wellington believe, will meet the
approval of a majority of the friends of
Railroad Conforenoe. In New York.
New York, Dec. 11. The World
lays: Some important conferences be
tween Union Paciflo and Chicago &
Northwestern railroad officials, have
been held in this city within the past
week and a report is again in circula
tion to the effect that the former sys
Item will be absorbed by the latter,
which the Vanderbilts already control.
This will be done under a long term
lease, it is said. Both President
Hughitt and President Burt, of the two
lines, are now in the city. They de
nied yesterday that their presence here
bad any such significance as was indi
cated by the report.
I. In Favor of Taylor.
Frankfort, Ky., Dec. 11. Tho stato
board of elections tonight gave out ka
official findings that W. S. Taylor, for
governor, and the rest of the Republi
can ticket, have been elected on the
face of the returns. Commissioners
Ellis and Pryor signed the majority re
port, in which they held that, as a
board of canvassers, they have no right
to go behind the returns of the county
boards, that their duties are purely
ministerial as canvassers, and that the
face of the returns, as received by them
from the oounties, shows the election
of the Republican state ticket. Ac
cordingly, the report 6ays, certificates
of election were ordered issued to each
Lake Steamer Missing.
Fort Colborne, Ont., Dec. 11. It is
believed here tonight that the Cana
dian steamer Niagara has foundered on
Lake Erie and that all hands were lost.
The cew comprised 16 persons, all told.
Of these, Captain Henry MoGlory,
master of the lost steamer, is the only
one known here. The Niagara had a
cargo of lumber and shingles, bound
from Georgian bay to Buffalo. Tuesday
the Niagara was sighted off Long Point
in the heavy gale and snow storm. The
steamers Orion and M. T. Greene ar
rived this atternoon from Buffalo, and
report passing through a quantity of
wreckage. It consisted of lumber,
shingles and pieces of a wooden
steamer. The Niagara is the only boat
known to be missing.
Cape Nome Will Rival Monte Carlo.
Seattle, Dec. 11. Arangementshave
been completed for a big gambling and
theatrical enterprise, to be established
at Cape Nome in the spring. The
plans involve an expenditure of $60,
000. A special steamer will take
North 40 variety performfs, th-i para
phernalia for the biggest gambling
house in Alaska and a building 50x140
feet, three stories high.
Buenos Ayres, Dec. 11. The wheat
prospects in the Argentine Republio
are excellent. There will probably be
an exportable surplus of 2,000,000 tons.
The linseed crop will reach 850,000,
and the total wool clip is about 225, W0
tons, which guarantees an exportable
To prevent " obstruction to traffic In
the main streets of Boston in the day
time, all the repairs are made at night.
SAVED BY ARTILLERY
His Batteries Kept Gatacre
From Heavier Loss.
TUB GUIDES NOT TRUSTWORTHY
British Bet at An Impo.slble Tank and
Agalnat Superior Foroes-Oiilu-lou.
of the I'res..
London, Dec. 13. Later details re
garding the disaster to General Gat
acre's column show that but for tho
magnifloent work of the British artil
lery the diaaater would hnve boen tar
more extensive, as' the luoeasant Boer
Are in the midst of repulsed infantry
ultimately led to disorder, which only
escaped developing into rout through
the batteries of artillery ocoupying suc
cessive positions, covering the retreat,
thus drawing a portion of the Boer's
Apparently, the British were set at
an Impossible task, and were treacher
ously guidod. After a trying march
and being under arms 18 hours, they
attacked the wrong part of the Boer po
sition, where, the hill was impregnable,
and the burghers were estimated to
number 6,000 men instead of 500, as
spies had reported. There is little in
the story to mitigate the immense hu
miliation caused by tho episode, which
as almost an exact counterpart of tho
battle of Nicholson's Nek. Tho war
riflce was besieged by anxious relatives
today, and successive editions of tho
newspapers were eagerly scanned.
Men and women are equally persistent
in pleading for information, but the
authorities either do not possess any,
or are not prepared to publish it at
The affair has caused a most de
pressing influence everywhere, not ex
cepting the stock exchange, where
consols were at the lowest price in
many years, and South African securi
ties slumped, not so much on account
of the military reverse, which is re
trievable, but owing to jirofound appre
hension as to its political effect. No
great surprise would now be felt in
Cape Colony's becoming aflame from
end to end.
ENGLAND IS DEPRESSED.
London Paper All Regnrd the Defeat
a. a Mo.t Serious One.
London, Deo. 13. Discussing the
defeat of General Gatacre at Storm
beru, the Daily Mall saya:
"Quite apart from the loss of 800
fighting men, tho unex peted Boor suc
cess will probably cause a more gen
eral and serious movement among the
Cape Dutch. The government must
promptly face this by the immediate
dispatch of further troops."
The Daily News says: "The reverse
General Gatacre has suffered is a sadly
emphatio commentary on the peculiar
difficulty of military operations in a
semi-disaffected country.. The en
emy's spies are everywhere, aud no
where can we rely confidently on any
counter information. General Gatacro
seems to have been completely trapped.
Of course ho will immediately be rein
forced." . The Daily Chronicle says: "There
is only too muoh reason for fear that
this is tho worst illustration we have
had yet of inadequate equipment and
insutficient scouting, now far this
disaster was due to lack of judgment
on the spot and how far to lack of ar
tillery is not quite clear, but the pa
tient public cannot holp reading that
General Methuen's victory at Modder
river was won by artillery reinforce
ment at the critical moment, and all
they would like to know is how many
times this particular lesson is to be
The Standard gays: "The event is in
the highest degree deplorable. It
will tell against us unfavorably in the
Free State, among the colonial Dutch
and even among the natives. A great
deal of evidence has been accumulat
ing during the past weeks to show how
deeply the colony, or at least the north
ern and western portions of it, are
honeycombed by dissatisfaction. Our
generals have to cope with a rebel col
ony as well as hostile republics, and
must take measures to lay their plans
in accordance with the details."
Bay the Presldent'a Philiplne Policy I.
Philadelphia, Deo. 18. In response
to an invtation to attend an ftnti-im-perialitit
mass meeting to be held at the
Academy of Music, on the centennial
anniversary of the death of Washing
ton, December 4, the following letter
hag been received from ex -Secretary of
State John Sherman, dated at Washing
ton: "I have a strong conviction that the
president erred in sending soldiers to
the Philippines to take possession of
their country. The United States had
wisely, as I think, assisted the Fili
pinos in driving the Spaniards out of
the Philippine islands, and should, I
think, have aided them in protecting
their country against all assaults. He
no doubt was advised to adopt the
measures taken, and all I can do is to
express my regrets. Yours very truly,
A Kentucky Hanging.
Paris, Ky., Deo. 13. Clarence Wil
liams, colored, was hanged in the jail
yard here this morning. March 24
last Williams, while intoxicated, shot
and killed Joeie Tillman, a woman
with whom he had quarreled.
An Appeal for Help.
Carbonado, Wash., Dec. 13. A re
lief committee was organized here to
day, and an appeal issued for aid for
the destitute families. Seven bodies
were taken from the mine today.
SEIZURE OF SUBIQ.
Important Capture by General Grant's
Manila, Doc. 13. The advanoo
guard of General Grant's command,
under Major Spunce, arrived at Olon
gapo, Subig bay, ut night, DecouiUr
0, which place wag occupied with lit
tle resistance, the enemy fleeing. Ma
jor Spenco had an arduous march over
the mountain trails.
Yesterday morning tho Baltimore
and Oregon and a chartered transport
arrived at Olongapo from Manila. The
navy was disappointed to find the
army! in jwssession of the plane, which
thry had hoped to capture. A detach
ment of marines, under Captain Myers,
occuplod the navy-yard at Olongapo,
and will hold and occupy it as a naval
station. The yard nouaiata ol seven
now, largo . buildings, and gome repair
and maohinery shops, all damaged by
the bombardment of September 23.
During the morning of December 10
the navy transported Mojor Spence's
command from Olongapo to the town
of Subig, five miles distant. The en
emy wag seen doserting Subig as the
troops landed, and tho latter occupied
it without resistance. They found the
place abandoned by tho retreating en
emy, who fired a few shots. The
Americans deployed to the right and
left of tho town, and killed one of the
General Grant and the remainder of
his command arrived at Olongapo yes
terday afternoon. He will proceed to
Pubig and join Major Spence. General
Grant will move north along the coast,
and will effect a juncture with the
Twenty-fifth infantry, under Colonel
Andrew S. Burt, who was reported
eight miles from Ilm, Docemlor 7.
The enemy encountered in General
Grant's advance fled to the mountains
and scattered. General Grant is not
garrisoning the towns he occupies. No
casualties are reported in big command.
THE DEBATE OPENED.
flouse Takea I'p Consideration of tho
Washington, Deo. 13. The feature
of the opening day of the debate on the
currency bill in the house was the
speech of Dolliver of Iowa. It was
characterized by all the wit and elo
quence for which the Iowan is noted,
and held the members, without regard
to party, for more than an hour. Dol
liver doclared that the least doubt ia
the Republican party as to the wisdom
of enacting the gold-standard law had
been removed by the experience of the
business world during the past three
years. He scored Mr. Bryan and gen
erally ridiculed the alleged false pro
phecies of the Democrats in 1898.
DeArmond of Minsouri was the
heavy gun on the Democratic side. He
warned the Republicans from tho West
that they could not deceive their con
stituents in the coming congressional
elections by claiming that they had
yielded to the wisdom of their col
leagues in caucus. Overstreet of In
diana opened the dobate in support of
the bill, and Maddox of Georgia re
plied to him.
McClellan of New York was the only
other speaker today. He announced
his opposition to the bill on the ground
that it would contract the currency,
extinguish bank notes and enhance the
value of coin bonds. lie appealed to
those of his Democratic colleagues from
New York who it is reported intend to
vote for tho bill not to do so.
Lighthouse, for Ala.ka.
After a conference with the chief of
the lighthouse board, Representative
Cushman of Washington has concluded
to introduce a bill appropriating $500,
000 for the erection of suitable light
houses and signals along the Alaskuu
coast. While this sum will not begin
to supply a sufficient number of aids
to navigation, it will be a starter, and
it is hoped that further appropriations
will follow. Mr. Cushman intends to
insert a provision in the bill making
the Alaskan coast, together with the
Puget sound shore, from Cape Flattery,
around to the boundary line, a sepa
rate lighthouse district, to be known as
district No. 17.
Sympathy for the Boers.
Washington, Dec. 13. An appeal by
Mason for an expression of sympathy
for the Transvaal republic in its war
with Great Britain was the feature of
the gnate proceedings today. It was
the first formal -address delivered in
the senate this session, and was listened
to with thoughtful attention by both
the members and by a large gallery of
auditors. The resolution upon which
Mason based his address was referred
to the foreign relationg committee.
Lodge, considering it too delicate a
question In view of the position of this
government to pass upon without seri
ous consideration. No busineus of im
portance was transacted by the senate.
Bomb Destroyed Npanlah Theater.
Madrid, Dec. 18. Durgin a perform
ance yesterday at the theater at Mur
cia, captial of the province of that
name, a bomb was exploded, fire broke
out and the theater was destroyed.
The audience, however, got out with
out serious accident.
Powder Mills Blown I'p.
, Pottstown, Pa., Dec-. 13. The pow
der works of James S. Miller, near
Suniueytown, were completely wrecked
by an explosion today, and three men
were killed and several others were in
jured. Bottle Paper From the Niagara.
Port Colborne, Ont., Deo. 18. A
bottle containing a piece of paper on
which was written the following, ap
parently by the captain of the found
ered steamer Niagara, was found on the
"Expect to go down any minute.
Captain McGlory. Good-bye. Steamer
Niagara foundered about three miles
from Port Maitland."
Pieces of the wreck identified ag be-
: longing to the Niagara , have drifted