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"IT'S A COLD DAV WHEN WE GET LEFT."
IIOOl) KIVEK, OREGON, FRIDAY, DEOEMKEIi 22, ISO').
HOOD RIVER GLACIER
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m. Wednesday, md Saturdays; depart. Ih.
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T ACRKI, nEUEKAH DE'IREK LODGE, No.
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uays id eacn tnoiiln.
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J. H FrKucsoN, Secretary.
1ANHV FONT, No. 1. (). A. R .-Meet, at A
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viittd to meet with UK.
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then run moon, n. r. UaVIOhoN, W. M.
1. M:1)onai.o, Secretary.
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J Meet. In Fraternal lia.ll every Thnriday
light. O. B. Habtlit N. U.
Ji. J. lIUBAHn, Secretary.
fv . 611 AW. M. D.
Telephone No. l.
All Calls Promptly Attended
onicepftalr.over'op)ile'. store. All talli
left at the office or resideuue will bs promptly
JOHN LKLAND HENDERSON
ATTORNKY-ATUW, ABSTRACTER, NO
TARY PUBLIC and REAL
For 21 years a resident of Oregon and Wash.
Irifton. Itna hail many yaara esperlano In
RaJ Estate matters, as Winder, searcher of
titles aud atiout. feutisiactioii guarautuedor n
J F. WATT, M. D.
BurRoon for 0. R. 4 N. Co. I. especially
equipped to treat catarrh of nose and throat
and discaKcs of women.
Njieclal terms for oiliee treatment of chronle
Telephone, ofllce, 83, residence, 31.
Harbison Uros., Prop.
FLOUR, FEED AND ALL CEREALS
(round and manufactured.
Whole Wheat Graham a specialty. Custom
erindiuir done every Saturday. During the
busy season additional day. will be mentioned
In the local columns.
HOOD KIVEK, OtBOON.
pAPERHANOINO, KALSOJflNING, ETC.
If your walls are sick or mutilated, call on
K. L. ROOD.
Consultation free. No charge for prescrip
tions. No cure no pay.
om-ei hours fron A. M. till . P. M., aud all
night if necessary.
ECONOMY SHOE 6II0P.
Men'i half goles, hand eticked, $1;
nailnd, beet, 75c; second, 60c; third, 40c.
) -ailies' hand stitched, 75c; nailed, best,
50c; second, 35. Best stock and work
in Hood River. C. WELDS, Prop.
JIIE KLONDIKE CONFECTIONERY
Is the place to get the latest and best in
Confectioneries, Candies, Nuts, Tobacco,
..ICE CREAM PARLORS....
W. B. COLE, Prop.
p C. BROSiUS, M. D.
' PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Phone Central, or 121.
Office Hours: 10 to 11 A. M. : 2 to 3
' and 0 to 7 P. M.
JT. HOOD SAW MILLS
Tomi.ixson Biios, Props.
Flli AND PINE LUMBER.....
Of the beet quality alvras on hand at
I'liexB to suit the times.
For ril1 Heads, Letter Ilea 's, I-'nvel-nres,
Curds, Circulars, Small Posters,
Milk Tickets, Programmes, Ball Tickets,
Legal Blanks, etc., come to the
(il.AClER JOB OFFICE.
DALLAS & SPAXGLEIi,
Hardware, Steves and Tinware
Kitchen Furniture, Plumbers'
Goods, Pruning Tools, Etc.
We have a new and complete stock
ot hitrdwsre, hi o vex and tinware, to
which we will keep coiictantlT adding.
Our pii's will continue to be as low aj
Pi rtlaud prices.
BEPmiX: TIMWABE k 5PE1ULTT.
EVENTS OF THE DAY
Epitome of the Telegraphic
News of the World.
TERSE TICKS FROM THE WIRES
An IiiUrestlnj Collection of Items Fror
the Two Ilemlaphersa Presented
'n a Condensed Form.
The province of Cnyan, Luzon, has
surrendered to Captain McCulla.
Commander Tilley may be given
charge of our posHessious in Samoa.
Americans have destroyed Aguin
aldo's liody guard and the rebel chief
hut fled in disguise.
MacArthur has captured Ma-hini, one
of the ablest of insurgents, aud founder
t ' their government.
Prominent olliciuls will go to Wash
ington to lobby for the admission of
New Mexico to statehood.
Owing to the Britixh revernes in
South Africa it is said lluisia and
France are getting restless.
The army and navy are each urging
tiillereut routes for the Pacific cable.
Private companies are also after it.
Alaska is after bettor government,
Her special envoy is in Washington to
present a petition for favors desired.
Ladysmith relief force's advance
column has reached a position within
three miles of Colcuso without opposi
General Methnen attacked 13,000
Boers ou the Modder river, but found
their position too strong for him. II
rejiorts great losses.
Major-General Andrew G. Wauchope
was killed in action at Modder river
He was a veteran of the Ashantee and!
A recent decision of the customs de
partment in regard to the shipment of
goods in bond works a great injury to
Pacific coast interests.
Germany has inquired as to our in
tentions regarding the Danish West
Indios. It is believed Germany would
like to have them, but this would not
suit Uncle Sam.
Two Americans were killed, appar
ntly without provocation, in San
Pedro, Spanish Honduras. The kill
ing, as reported, was of a particularly
Major-General Edwaxrl - Ferroro ls
dead at New York. In 1861 he raised
the "Shepard Rifles," of which he was
made colonel. He took the first forti
fied redoubt captured in the war.
Another gigantic corporation is now
organizing to oppose the sugar trust in
the islands. A former member of the
sugar truHt is believed to be one of the
leading spirits. The capital will be
$100,000,000 and may be known as th
Colonial Sugar Refining Company.
A Washington dispatch to the Cleve'
land Leader says that McKinley and
Root will head the Republican ticket,
Leading Republicans favor their noml
nation by acclamation. Tuesday, June
12, is suggested as the most likely date
for the convention.
An anti-British meeting was held ia
Gatacre does not blame the guides
for his disaster.
Otis has been instructed to open
ports in the Philippines.
A colony of 80 Michigan people will
settle near Fairhaven, Wash.
Five stores were burnod out on Sixth
street, near Aider, Portland, Or.; loss,
It is said that South Africa has al
ways been a graveyard for the British
The British bark Indian Emprie,
laden with coal, was burned to thi
water's edge near Lima, Peru.
Our iron ore supply is short. It will
take 200 vessels to handle the cargoes
of iron engaged for importation.
Two prominent Portland physician!
have been sued by a lady who claims
negligence in diagnosing her case.
A report comes from Astoria, Or.,
that the packers' combine will opera t
only three of its canneries next season.
Britishers acknowledge that they
lost over 700 men at Stormberg, and
Boer reports apparently agree with
those from British sources.
Nearly 2,000,000 bushels of wheat
aie stored in warehouses of Tacoma
and not a ship is loading, the ownerc
of the wheat holding for better prices.
A company has been organized in
Eastern Oregon to build a railway
ine frjin Hilgard to the John Day
country. The O. R. & N. ia said to
be in the deal. -
Jones of Washington has introduced
in the house a bill for a cable to th
Philippines, to cost not to exceed $8,
000,000, and the creation of a cabla
Otis reports that 2,000 additional
Spanish prisoners have been secured in
Northern Luzon, making over 8.00C
released within a month. Seven hun
dred are now en route from Vigan, and
transports will be sent for the re
mainder. The total number of women over 18
years old employed in the factories and
workshops of the British islands ia
John J. Smallwood, president of the
Industrial and Collegiate institute at
Claremont, Ya., was born a slave and
largely educated himself.
Judge Wylie,'for years one of th
most prominent figures on the district
bench, is still living in Washington,
and, though over 90 years old, ia U
ine iew York stock exchange was
thrown into a panio by tn o large fail
ures. The house passed the
by a vote of 190 to 160.
crats voted for it.
The weather bureau at Fort Can by
has been closed and the work will here
after be done at Astoria.
The verdici of the jury In the Mc
Dauiol case was manslaughter, with the
extreme penalty recommended.
Howard Tuttle, a former Fortland,
Or., boy, denies that he ia the man
who jumped into the bay near San
Malcolm Glenn, a newspaper man
known all over thre north coast region,
attempted to cut his throat with a razoi
at Ontario, Or.
Yamhilll county hopgrowere have
decided to go into the pool and have
seat delegates to the Oregon Hopgrow
The La Maire Optical Company, of
France, with a capital of $1,000,000,
will establish branch factories in Illi
nois and Connecticut.
The executive committee of the
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers
have decided to build a $300,000 build
ing in Cleveland, O.
A South Pacific naval station will
be established as soon as conditions in
the Philippines admit of the with
drawal of some of the ships there.
The German navy may be used in
conjunction with those of France and
Russia to exert pressure to prevent re
inforcements reaching South Africa.
The president of the Brown univers
ity asserts that if England whips the
Boers it will bring on a war of nations
in which the United States must par
In the steer-tying contest at Denver,
Col., Ed. Harrell defeated "Doo."
Goodin, tying five steers in 5 minutes
29 seconds. Goodin claimed the
It is probable that the distressed
bark reported ashore near Point Bonilla
on November 18, is the long-missing
Colusa, which sailed from Ilomolalu on
October 9 for Esquimault.
The Boer republics have not yet used
third of the militury resources at
their command. They have beon quiet
ly preparing for years. Forts of the
Transvaal are now impregnable.
Lieutenant Thomas M. Brumby, flag
lieutenant to Admiral Dewey during
the Manila campaign, who has been
ill with typhoid fever for several weeks.
died at Garfield hoBpital, VVashinutou,
General Methuen ia preparing foi
The German press and people an.
jubilant over Buller's defeat.
Major-General Wood anticipates haV'
ing a pleasnt time in Havana.
Agitators are alarming the peaceable
natives of the island of Negros.
Three Mexicans were killed as a re'
suit of a fight near Florence, Ariz.
New York is working hard to secure
the next national Democratic conven
The Broadway National Bank, of Bos
ton, has failed, with liabilities of $3,
000,000. William II. Carpenter, poet and edi
tor, died at his home in Baltimore,
The usual large number of British
officers were killed in the engagement
Aguinaldo has retreated into the
mountains and Major Marsh has given
np the chase.
The Boers captured a great quantity
of British supplies and ammunition at
The Forty-eighth Unr'ted States in
fantry has been released from quaran
tine at Angel island.
Buller's casualties in the battle at
Tugela river, in killed, wounded and
missing, number 1,100.
The American Federation of Labor
has registered an emphatic disapproval
of government subsidies.
The Stanford University football team
will play the Multnomah club on New
Year's day at Portland.
Baron Roberts has been appointed to
supersede General Buller in command
f the South African forces.
Four persons were burned to death
in Alliance Ky., as a result of child
throwing some powder in a fire.
The Ancient Order of Hibernians
will donate $1,000,000 to aid the Boers
in their fight against the English.
The Spanish government has formal
ly recognized General Castro as presi
dent of the republic of Venezuela.
A farewell banquet at Carleton,
England, in aid" of the fund of the
American hospital-ship Maine, realized
Fire completely destroyed the school
annex building of St. Michaels orphan
asylum, of Pittsburg Pa., with a lose
A Cleveland, Akron & Columbus pas
senger train collided with a switch
engine near Cleveland, killing the en
gineer, fireman and conductor.
The Illinois Central railroad has
practically secured control of the Min
neapolis & St. Louis line, giving it an
independent line to St. Paul.
Patrick Furey, who died in Philadel
phia at the age of 106, had as his am
bition the desire to live in three cen
turies and nearly accomplished it.
The queen of Portugal, who is said
to have taken up medicine as a fad, be
came so interested in it that she com
pleted the course and took the degree
of M. D.
CAPE DUTCH RISING
Savages Also Show
tcms of Trouble.
LOST I'AIT.'I IN BEI7ISJI :0J7EE
r.nrno P ibrrta lias Keen Appointed In
tluj.eiseda Duller In (;nrl
Command of War.
Sterkstrom, Doc. 19. As a result of
the British reverses, the whole country
northward ia in rebellion. The natives
there, as well as th;,vue ir. Basutoland,
are said to be much ffifliirbed and los
ing heart lespeuting the strength of the
Cape Town, Dec. 19. Secret meet
fugs of Boer sympathizer continue to be
hold in various parts of Cape Colony,
and the attitude of the Dutch farmer
London, Dec. 19. Shortly before
midnight tho following notice was post
ed at the war oiliee:
"As the campaign in Natal, in the
opinion of her majesty's government,
is likely to require the presence and
undivided attention of General Sir Red
vers Buller, it has been decided to send
Baron Roberts, of Kandahar and
Waterford, as commander-in-chief in
South Africa, with Lord Kitchenor as
chief of staff."
FIVE KILLED IN A WRECK.
Crew of Freight Train on Northern
Lewiston, Idaho, Deo. 19. Piled up
at the bottom of Kendrick hill on the
Northern Pacific branch are two en
gines and 19 cars loaded with steel.
In houses near by are the dead bodies
of Engineers Arthur E, Bain and John
A. Ogden, Fireman Earl Bradshaw and
Brakeman A. Budge, of Spokane, and
John Petorman, also of Spokane, fat
The train was an extra with a load
of steel for the Northern Pacific exten
sion. The rails were covered with ice
and snow, and in descending the long
grade leading into Kendrick the train
got out of control of the trainmen and
dashed madly down the steep grade,
about 7 o'clock this evening. A mile
and a half east of Kendrick four cars
were ditched, and the track was torn
up for a quarter of a mile. When the
rest of the flying train struck the yards
the- engines and al tl' nnio
ditched and completely wrecked, and
the track there torn up for 200 yards.
Wrecking trains have been sent from
Spokane and Lewiston.
The Kendrick grade is one of the
steepest in the Northwest. Control of
the train was lost at the head of the
grade and then the engines started on
their mad five-mile run in the dark.
None of the fated crew have lived to
tell the story of their awful sensat.ons
while being swept on to death.
Fifty Uor.e. Burned.
New York, Dec. 19. Fire strated at
12:40 o'clock this morning in a big
factory building, at 655-657 First ave
nue, occupied by several manufactur
ing and other businesses. The flames
spread with marked rapidity, and with
in a few minutes there was a terrific
panic in the surrounding tenements, and
the avenue was soon almost blocked
with half-naked poor people, who had
tumbled out of the building with wild
cries of fright. Sheets o flames burst
from the windows and showers of
sparks fell upon the gathering crowds
and terrified tenement dwellers. The
basement was occupied as a livery
stable and 60 horses were burned to
death. The fire was confined to the
one building with a loss of about $75,-
Americans Want to Fight.
Ottawa, Ont., Deo. 19. Dr. Borden,
minister of militia, has recevied an
offer from the president of a manufac
turing concern in the United States,
who was at one time a member of the
Grande Trunk rifle brigade, in Canada,
offering to raise a regiment of Cana
dians in the United States in such a
way as not to violate the neutrality
laws. Another offer comes from Idaho
to raise 500 men. Besides these there
are individual offers from all over
Ball Bate, to Go Fp.
Chicago, Dec. 19. The Chronicle
says: "One of the most radical and
general advances ever made in freight
rates will go into effect on all the rail
roads east and west of Chicago January
1. Thousands of articles of every de
scription will be affected, and the in
crease will average 85 and 40 per cent,
the jump on many classes reaching 50
per cent. The contemplated action has
aroused the shipping interests of the
Three Children Burned to a Crisp.
Nicholasville, Ky., Dec. 19. Three
children of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Reyn
olds, aged 6, 8 and 1, respectively, were
burned to a crisp today in their home,
in which they had been locked while
their parents went visiting. The Reyn
olds returned in time to see the house
collapse and the .victims vainly fight
ing to escape.
Losses of the People.
Durban, Dec. 19. The Natal govern
ment Gazette announces that General
Buller hag appointed a commission to
inquire into the losses of the people of
the colony resulting from the Boer in
vasion. Lieutenant Roberts Dead.
London, Dec. 19. Lieutenant Rob
erts, aon of Lord Roberts, of Kandahar
and Waterford, who was wounded in
the engagement at Tugela river, is
Baiter Repulsed by the lloers at th
London, Dec. 18. The waroftlco has
received a dinpatoh announcing that
General Buller bus met with serious re
verse, losing 11 guns. General Buller
was attempting to cross the Tugela
river. Finding it impossible to elfoct
his object, ho ordered a retirement in
order to avoid greator losses. Ho left
11 guns behind.
The following is the text of General
Bullor'a dispatch announcing the re
'Bullor to Lausdowne: Chevely
Camp, Deo. 18. I regret to report a
serious reverse. I moved in full
strength from our camp near Chovely
at 4 o'clock this morning. There are
two fordable places in tlia Togela river,
and it was my intention to force a pas
snge through at one of thorn. They are
aliout two miles apart. My intention
was to force one or the other with one
brigado, supported by a central brigade.
General Hiu-t was to attack the left
drift, General Ilildyard tho right road,
and General Littleton was to take the
center and to support either.
"Early in the day I saw that General
Hart would not be able to force a ws-
sage, and I directed him to withdraw.
He had, however, attacked with ereat
gallantry, and his loading battalion,
the Conuaiight rangers, I fear, suffered
great deal. Colonel I. G. Brooke
was seriosly wounded.
We have abandoned 10 guns and
lost by shell-fire one. The losses in
General Hunt's brigade are, I fear, very
heavy, although tho proportion of
severely wounded, I hope, is not large.
The Fourteenth and Sixty-ninth field
batteries also suffered severe losses.
We have retired to our camp at
SHOT WIFE AND SONS.
Jealous Han Then Sent llnllet Through
Ilia Own Head.
Tacoma, Doo. 18. Adam Crist de
liberately shot his wife fatally, killed
his 8-year-old son, seriously wounded
a second son, aged 0 years, ana then
ended the tragedy by putting a bullet
throughliis own brain. Jealousy is the
only motive assigned for the crime.
Crist is the proprietor of the Chicago
house, and returned this morning from
a six months' business trip to Spokane.
He was at the hotel during the
morning, and apparently in the b6st of
health and spirits. About 2 o'clock
in the afternoon ho went to a racific-
avenue pawnbroker and purchased two
revolvers. He stopped a few doors
away at a drug store and bought 25
ruia. mirtli vf -riwiol. u mm li-
proceeded directly home, for the shoot
ing occurred only a few moments later.
Crist was in the hotel kitchen, on
the second floor, when his wife was
called to the head of the stairs to talk
to a peddler. After the interval of a
few moments he sent the younger child
to ask her to come to the kitchen.
Immediately afterward four shots were
fired, all of which were found to have
taken effect in her body. He then
turned the revolver on the little boy
and wounded him in the leg, but the
child managed to crawl down the stairs
The woman staggered to the side
walk and Crist went into the hall,
where he caught the 8-year-old boy.
There are no witnesses to this part of
the tragedy, but from the position of
the bodies Crist must have held the lad
close to him while he put a bullet
through his heart. A 41-caliber bullet
through his own head followed, and
both bodies fell to the floor, Btill
clasped in each other's arms.
Navj Is Badly In Need of Men.
Washington, Dec. 18. The navy is
4,000 short of the legal maximum, and
this in spite of the best efforts of the
recruiting officers. Secretary Long
has called the attention of congress to
this, and suggests that it might offer a
decided incentive by extending to sail
ors enlisting the benefit of theactallot
ing ot apprentices clothing not to ex
ceed $45 in value. Under the present
system, the men are kept in debt for
months after enlistment by tho purchase
of the necessary outfit.
Vallejo, Cal., Deo. 18. Sixty re
cruits from the United States ship
Hartford have refused to sign articles
of enlistment because, as they claim,
the government charges them for the
cost of their uniform and clothes. The
Hartford was Admiral Farragut's flag
ship at the battle of Mobile bay, in
the civil war. During the past four
years she has been fully restored, and
is now being fitted out for a cruise to
New York, where she will be used as a
training-ship. The men are badly
needed in the service.
Eastern Buyer Contract for Wool.
Seattle, Dec. 18. For two weeks
past representatives of Eastern wool
firms, principally from Boston, have
been canvassing the wool-growing sec
tions of the state in an effort to buy up
next year's clip. In the Rainier re
serve district, advances have been
offered, at a full price when delivered
next summer of from 17 to 20 cents
per pound. The cause assigned for
offering to buy in advance is that
heavy orders have been received by the
house represented for delivery next fall,
and to make sure of a supply, all the
crops possible are now being secured.
Dewey Invited to California.
San Francisco, Dec. 18. An invita
tion, signed by Mayor Phelan and the
grand officers of the Native Sons of the
Golden West, has been sent to Admiral
Dewey, requepting his presence in this
city on admission day, September 9,
Candymakers in Baltimore to the
number of 800 are organizing.
Eggs without shells are shipped from
Russia to England.
THE CURRENCY BILL
House Passed It by a Vote
of 190 to 150.
ELEVEN DEMOCRATS VOTE FOR IT
Hen.ure Had the Support of Every Re
publican In House Resolutions
In the Senate.
Washington, Deo. 20. The currency
bill, which was debated all last week,
was passed today by the house by a
vote of 190 to ISO It had the united
mpport of every Republican in the
house, and of 1 1 Democrats Clayton,
Driggs, Fitzgerald, Levy, Ruppert,
Bcuddor, Undorhill, and Wilson, of
New York; McAleer, of Pennsylvania;
Denny, of Maryland, and Thayer, of
Massachusetts. All the other Demo
crats voted against the measure or were
paired against it, except John Walter
Smith, governor-elect from Maryland;
Stallings, of Alabama, and General
Joseph Wheeler, of Alabama. Stall
ings has not been present in the house
this session ou account of illness, and
one of his colleagues announced that if
present he would have voted in tho ne
gative. General W heelor is aerviug in
hen the speaker announced the re
sult the Repulbicans cheered lustily.
After the vote the speaker rather un
expectedly announced the committee
selections, and the reading of the list
was followed with intense eagerness by
the members, whose opportunities for
distinction depend so largely upon
their committee assignments.
The only incident in connection with
the reading of the list was Bailey's in
terrogatory of the speaker as to whether
General Wheeler's name had been
placed upon the comimttee on ways
and means. Speaker Ilensderson re-
ponded in the negative.
Announcement of the death of the
late Representative Bland, of Missouri,
which occurred last summer, caused an
early adjournment. ,
What the senate may accomplish in
the way of legislation for the Philip
pines during the present gession is
problematical, but that the question
will be thoroughly discussed is indi
cated by the number of resolutions
bearing upon it being produced. In
opposition to the retention by the
United States of the Philippine islands,
two resloutions were introduced today,
one by xiliman, ol Houtn Carolina,
and the other by Bacon, of Georgia.
Each resolution purposes to yield the
islands to a government to be estab
lished by the Filipinos themselves.
Morgan, of Alabama, addressed the
enate briefly upon the necessity of
legislation to control trusts, and had
his joint resolution again referred to
the judiciary committee.
SOUTH PACIFIC STATION.
Latest Development. Hake It. Estab
New York, Deo. 20. A special to
the Herald from Washington says: In
view of tho number of flag officers
available for sea duty, there is reason
to believe that a South Pacifio station
will be established as soon as condi
tions in the Philippines admit of the
withdrawal of some of the Bhips now
under Rear-Admiral Watson's com
mand. The importance of a fleet on the
western coast of South America has
been thoroughly appreciated in naval
circles, but because of the limited
number of ships and flag officers it had
not been possible to maintain a station
there, and for this reason the Pacifio
was placed under the command of one
officer. The extension of American
sovereignty over some of the Samoan
Islands and the prospective establish
ment of a coaling station in the Gala
pagos group are indications of the South
Pacifio in the eyes of the officials.
Orders have been issued by the navy
department directing that the battle
ship Massachusetts, as well as the In
diana, be placed in reserve at th(
League island navy yard. The Massa
chusets is now undergoing repairs at
New York. It is proposed to keep 8
large crew on board each of these ves
sels and to retain their present com
manding officers. They will be kept ii
condition for immediae sea service.
The men obtained from the battleshipi
will be used for service on board th
battleships Kearsarge and Kentucky,
when they are placed in commission
early in the new year.
To Aid Striker.
Detroit, Deo. 20. A return to the
former system of assessing all member!
of unions affiliated with the American
Federation of Labor 1 cent per week foi
purposes ot aiding strikers in case 01
necessity was decided upon by the fed
eration convention this afternoon. The
proposition was narrowly carried, re
ceiving only two more votes than the
rules required, vis., two-thirds of the
delegates present. Most of the day
was occupied by a discussion of griev
ances in executive session. The report
of the committee on laws in lavor of
debarring from federation membership
any members of the Knights of Labor
was concurred in, and the matter re
ferred to the executive council.
China and France Mar Fight.
Chicago, Dec. 20. A special to the
Chronicle from Tacoma says: Hong
Kong mail advices state another
Franco-Chinese war is imminent over
the delimitation of France's "leased"
territory at Knang Chou bay, on the
Tonkin border. This dispute is of sev
eral month's standing, the French
Kavinir iAmanAAil tliTirA tTlA irnnrtnt ft
territory which China is willing to '
conced" under France's original de
mand for an open port there under
AFFAIRS IN PUERTO RICO.
Elections Slowly Frngreaalng-Huelt
Interest In t'ongre...
San Juan, Puerto Rico, Deo. 20.
The eloctious in Puerto Rico are pro
gressing slowly. The Republicans car
ried Ponce on December 11 by about
AccorJing to thecensusof 1897 there
are over 45,000 people in the Ponce
district, but of that number only 4,460
are eligible to vote, the right of suffrage
being limited to taxpayers and profes
sional men, about 4,440 of that num
ber going to the polls. The Republi
cans say that San Juan will give them
a tremendous niajorty, and that the
election throughout the island will re
sult in an overwhelming federal defeat.
The elections will last for at least twe
months more. thAUNs bavlnu atiU Aver 50
towns to vote.
The people are looking forward anx
iously to the action of congress on the
question of oivil government. Many
expect that Puerto Rico will be im
mediately given a system of self-gov
ernment for the island, while others
take a more conservative view of tho
subjoct. The Boletin Mercantil, com
menting on tho subject says:
' The form of civil government for
Puerto Rico will undoubtedly be tho
one recommended by President McKin
ley in his annual message to congress.
With the expectation of the highest
office, the appointee for which place
is not known yet, the appointments
will be distributed among tho most
capable Puerto Ricans and Americans."
YAQUIS ARE ACTIVE.
Roving Band. Capture Hupplle Sent
for Mexican Soldier.
Austin, Tex., Deo. 20. A special
from Ortiz, state of Sonora, Mexico,
states that the Mexican authorities are
contemplating sending more troops into
the Yaqul Indian country at once, as
it is thought that the present force will
not be able to cope with the situation.
General Torres now has some 5,000
men, but it will take at least that many
more, or possibly twioe that number,
owing to the geographical conditions
surrounding the uprising, which pre
vents successful military movements.
The Indians are so scattered that un
less some troops are sent to the front to
engage the small roving bands, they
will continue to depredate the country
and harass the soldiers under General
Torres until they wear them out. There
are now about 1,500 Indians engaging
the attention of the soldiers, while the
remainder of the 8,000 braves who are
on the war path have soattered into
small, roving bands, for the purpose of
ilfering. Theo roving bands of In
laus are capturiug supply ituaai aeus
out to the Mexican forces in the field.
They have of late captured several
trains containing provisions and am
munition. STEAMER STRATTON LOST.
Tukon Boat Overturned bv' Ice and
Dawson City, N. W. T., Oct. 20.
The steamer W. S. Stratton left White
Horse rapids October 18 with 40 pas
sengers, nine of whom were women,
and all the mail that had been accu
mulating there since the mail boats
quit running about two weeks. All
wont fairly until the 24th, when tho
mouth of Selwyn creek, 120 milei
above here, was reached. There heavy
floating ice was encountered, and, sur
rounded by it, the boat floated with
the current. All would have been
well had it not been in a narrow gorge
the ice below jammed. When the
boat struck that it stopped, but the ice
above did not. On it came, with terri
fic force, and in a short time the press
ure was so strong that the steamer was
first turned on her side and then com
pletely bottom up, in which position
she sank in 13 feet of water. The ao
cideut occurred about 8 o'clock P. M.,
and with the first announcement oi
danger, passengers and crew hurried
to the deck. As the steamer toppled
over, her sides crushed to fragments
and the passengers stepped to the ice
and all safely reached shore, about 850
feet away. In less than five minutes
after the steamer sunk the ice covered
the placed where she went -down, and
not a vestige was to be seen. On the
boat was a large amount of freight,
four tons ot express matter, a great
amount of which was Christmas pres
ents, and 28 sacks of mail, about TO,
000 letters. Since the accident the
weather has moderated, the ice floated
away, aud the boat has been located
by the police.
Pre. men'. Strike Settled.
St. Lous, Deo. 20. The disagree
ment between the St. Louis newspaper
publishers and the striking pressmen
was settled today. A conference was
held resulting in certain technical
changes of the arbitration agreement
to make it comply with the interna
tional law, and some modification of
terms. With these changes made by
unanimous consent, the arbitration de
cision was accepted and the dispute
Han Who Ilullt Hoo.ae Tunnel.
Montreal, Deo. 19. Walter Shan
ley, a well-knpwn civil engineer, died
today, aged 80. He constructed the
H 00 sac mountain tunnel, and was gen
eral manager of the Grand Trunk for
four years. He was associated with
the development of the St. Lawrence
Fierman Church Dead.
Fresno, Cal., Deo. 20. Fierman
Church has died in this city from s
complication of ailments, aged 73 years.
He was a practicing attorney in Chi
cago before coming West, being asso
ciated with Lyman Trumbull. He
came to Los Angeles in 1885, after
wards removing to Fresno, and was dis
trict attorney for four years, and foi
two years at the same time ex-oflicic
mayor of this city, as chairman of th