The Hood River glacier. (Hood River, Or.) 1889-1933, September 07, 1900, Image 1

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NO. 1G.
Hood river glacier
Published Every Friday by
8. F. BI.YTHE.
f Tsrms ol subscription 11.60 a year when paid
The mall arrives from Mt. Hood at 10 o'clock
m Wednesdays and Saturday!; depart the
Tims days at neon.
S Tot Chenoweth, leaves at 8 a. m. Tuesdays
iriiiiriday and Saturdays; arrives at 6 p. m.
White Salmon (Wash.) leaves dally at 6 :4S
i m arrives at 7:16 p. m.
i RnVm White Salmon leaves for Fulda, Gilmer,
trout I-ke nd "Icwood daily at 8 A. M.
i ForBingen (Wash.) leaves at5;4Sp. in.; ar
Jives at 2 p. m.
L m" 0- - ' -Meets first and third Mon
days' in each month.
J h, j, Hibbaro, Secretary.
fiANBY POST, No. 18, 0. A. R.-Meets at A.
OU W. Hall second and fourth Saturdays
si each month at ii o'clock p. m. All G. A. R.
members Invited to meet with us.
MP. Ihknbkro, Commander
T J. Cunning, Adjutant.
CANBY W. K. ro. id nieeis ursi oauir
day of each month in A. 0. U. W. hall at 3
m. Mrs. Abulia Stranahan, President.
S1K9. UMVM rv.., w-v.."-y .
HOOD RIVER iajuub, no. iu, A. v. ana A.
M Meets Saturday evening on or before
,ach full moon. 0. E. Williams, V. M.
D. McDonald, Secretary.
Meets third Friday night of each month.
U. R. Castner, H. P.
G. F. Williams, Secretary.
Meets Saturday alter each full moon and
two weeks thereafter.
Mrs. Mart A. Davidson, W. M.
OLETA ASSEMBLY, No. 103, United Artisans.
Meets second Tuesday of each month at
Fraternal hall. F. C. BR08IU9, M. A.
D. McDonald, Secretary.
WAUCOMA LODGE, No. 80, K. of P.-Meets
in A. 0. V. W hall every Tuesday night.
E. 8. Olinuir, C. C.
Frank L. Davidson, K. of R. fc S.
Meets first and third Saturdays of each
month. O. G. CHAMBERLAIN, M. W.
Jt. F. Watt, Finaneier.
H. L. Howl, Recorder.
Msets in Fraternal hall every Thursday
night. A. G. Getchel, N.G.
A. J. Hibbard, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER TENT, No. 19, K. O. T. M.,
msets at A. O. V. W. hall on the first and
rd Fridays of each month.
J. E. Rand, Commander.
Telephone No. II.
All Calls Promptly Attended
Office apstatrs over Copple's store. All calls
Mt at the office or residence will be promptly
attended to.
Parll vears a resident of Oregon and Wash-
ltn. naa BM many years experience m
.J tt.fatA milters, u abstracter, searcher of
ties and agent. Eatlsiaction guaranteed or no
J F. WATT, M. D.
Surgeon for O. R. A N. Co. Is especially
equipped to treat catarrh of nose and throat
and diseases of women.
Special terms for office treatment of chronic
Telephone, office, 125, residence, 43.
Harbison Bros., Profs.
Ground and manufactured.
Whole Wheat Graham a specialty. Custoir
rinding done every Saturday. During tlu
usv season additional days will be mentioned
In the local columns.
If your walls are sick or mutilated, call on
B. I,. ROOD.
Consultation free. No charge for prescrip
tions. No cure no pay.
Office hours from 6 A. M. till 6. P. M., and all
night if necessary.
Men's half soles, band (ticked, $1;
nailed, best, 75; second, 60c; third, 40c.
Ladies' hand stitched, 75c; nailed, best.
50c; second, 36. Best stock and work
in Hood River. C. WELDS, Prop.
Is the place to get the latest and best in
Confectioneries, Candies, Nuts, Tobacco,
Cigars, etc .
p C. BROSiUS, M. D.
'Phone Central, or 121.
Office Hours: 10 to 11 A. M. ; 2 to 3
and 6 to 7 P. M.
ToMLrssos Bros, Props.
Of the best quality alwas on hand at
prices to suit the times.
gUTLER k CO., 7
i -
Do general banking business.
Hardware, Staves and Tinware
Kitchen Furniture, Plumbers
Goods, Pruning Tools, Etc.
We have a new and complete moo
of hardware, store and tinware, to
Which we will keep constantly adding.
Our price will eontiaue te b as low as
tn...i i i
iEPisa TiaiuE a whaltt.
Epitome of the Telegraphic
News of the World.
An Interesting Collection of Items From
he Two Ilemlsphere 1'resTita i
lu a C'or'lei'd i'lvm-
A Gerinun gunboat has been ordered
to Anioy,
A plot to burn Shanghai has been
Bryan has decided on an Eastern
stump tour.
Seventy missionaries from China
reached Vancouver, B. C.
Washington fusiouists renominated
John R. Rogers for governor.
Nancy C. Eoff, great aunt of Gov
ernor (Jeer, died at Maoleay, Or.
Bressi, the assassin of King Hum
bert, was sentenced to life imprison
ment. It is reported that Prince Tuan and
1,500 Boxers were killed in a great
Earl Li asks the appointment of sev
eral Chinese officials to the list of peaoe
Yn, the governor of the province of
Shen Si, is reported to have invited the
foreigners in his province to come to
his protection. About August 21, 50
accepted the invitation and. all were
It is said that the Standard Oil Com
pany will soon be purchasing the pro
duct of California wells, now having
obtained in the East a number of tanks
fur ilin xtnrnop. which will he located
at Bakersfield, whore ground has been
secured for them.
The United Status t run snort Thomas
arrived at San Francisco, -'9 days from
Manila, via Yokohama, she has ou
board ''tU sick and wounded soldiers.
31 military prisoners, 51 cabin passen
gers, 173 in the steerage, and seven
stowawavs. Seven deaths oocorrea
during the voyage.
TV P. S. Kfillot'o. who has Inst re
turned from two years' service as a sur
geon in the Philippines, denies the
charges of neglect on the transport
Sherman, made by Captain Crenshaw,
of Atlanta, in his ante-mortem state
ment. Dr. Kellogg, who came home
on the Sheinian with Cienshaw, says
the captain was badly wounded; that
it was only a question of time when
he should die, ana it was at nis own
request that the captain was allowed
to come home. Dr. Kellogg avers that
Crenshaw had every possible attention,
including the best physicians and
Boxers attempted to miue the Ameri
can legation.
A strike of 140,000 anthracite coal
miners is threatened.
General Chaffee is preparing to win
ter 15,000 men in Pekin.
The battle-ship Alabama averaged 17
knots on her official trial.
The Nehalem and Tillamook fisher
men's strike is at an end.
Several of Minister Conger's guests
have arrived at Tien Tsin.
A movement to clear the country
south of l'ekin is in progress.
ntfiMHl American dispatches are be
ing tampered with in China.
From St. Petersburg it is reported
that peace negotiations have begun.
Primary returns indicate that Croker
will control the New York Democratio
senator Scott, of West Virginia, says
the Republicans whl lose 100,000 votes
in New York.
Heavy righting is leportod to vhave
occurred at Maebadodorp, between
Boers and British.
p ft Sr.wnrt. member of the pro
visional government of Oregon, is dead
at Tacoma, Wash.
Tri fna-nshina surrounding Sho
shone Falls, Idaho, have been reserved
for a national park.
Sun Francisco's population, accord
ing to the United Mates census,
342,7fcl; Bostons', 560,892.
Ton Bnrmre miles of forest reserve in
tun ftuririel reservation, near Los
Angeles, Cal.. have already been swept
by fire, and still the names are devour
ing the timber. It was reported from
Sturtevant's Camp that the fire had
spread on the north siae oi iue wean
fr.-t, nf fhn Kan Gabriel river and the
south sideof the Tejnnga river, between
Devil's canyon and the bnori uu. ,
t.. rwrn Garcia.- who was arrest-
ed in Havre, France, on July 20 last,
charged with absconding rrom rorvu
Ricowith 12,000 of United States
funds, has arrived in New York. He
was in the custody uu un.i
assistant chief of the insular pouco mi
Potto Rico, who went to Havre to
bring back the alleged embezzler. By
his extradition the. French government
recognizes the sovereignty of the Unit
ed States in Porto Rico.
It is stateJ that Germany will take
more first prizes at the Paris exposition
than any other nation.
Fifty residents of Massillon, O., left
for Oklahoma, where they will take up
claims on government land and estab
lish a colony.
The comptroller of the treasury has
decided that a common carrier is respon
sible for the loss of goods received by
it even though such gooas are not ac
companied by a bill of lading or ship
ping directions.
The pay of Chinese officials has been
Ex-Governor Llewellyn, of Kansas.
is dead.
The British
garrison at Ladybrand
is invested.
German troops have been landed at
Wu Sung.
Several forest fires are raging in Coos
county. Oregon.
An outbreak has occurred in Bohol,
Philippine islunds.
The czar is trying to frustrate Em
peior William's plans.
War on the foreigners was ordered
by the empress dowager.
The entire Democratic state ticket
Iq Arkansas was elected.
Lord Roberts has issued a proclama
tion formally annexing the Transvaal.
Labor day celebrations were held in
many cities, Koosevelt and Bryau
speaking in Chicago.
Labor day was celebrated in St.
Louis by a labor parade, wherein more
than 25,000 men of all trades partici
In an altercation near-Walla Walla,
Emanuel Edwards shot aud slightly
wounded P. B. Knight in the left leg.
The trouble is said to have started over
a horse.
Labor day was celebrated in Cincin
nati by a parade of workingmen. esti
mated from 12,000 to 15,000. It wag
the best-appointed procession ever seen
there on Labor day.
Santiago, Cuba, is experiencing the
severest weather known since 1877
The lower part of the city is five feet
under water. The firemen and police
are assisting the sufferers.
Having lived 26 years, Miss Emily
II. Trevor, one of the most popular
youne womn of Yonkers, N. Y., has
come into a fortune of $1,158,795.
This large amount represents Miss Tre
vors' share left bv her father, the late
John B. Trevors, who died December
20. 1890.
At a sheep slaughtering and dress
ing exhibition at Indianapolis, Ind.,
Charles J. Gardner, of Indianapolis,
broke the world's record. In 1898 he
killed and dressed 10 sheep in 82 min
rites and 9 seconds; this time he killed
and dressed 10 sheep in 30 minutes and
22 seconds.
So much of the general orders of
August 1 last as direct Light Batteries
C aud M, Seventh artillery, for duty
in China have been amended so as to
direct those batteries to proceed instead
to the Philippine islands for assign
ment to a station. Major George
Greenough, Seventh artillery, has been
ordered to acoompany the batteries tc
the Philippines.
The public debt increased nearly $3,'
000,000 in August.
Philippine volunteers will begin re
turning in November.
There are 83 suspected cases oi
plague in Glasgow, Scotland.
Charles A. Towne opened the cam
paign in Idaho for the Demorcats.
General Otis has been assigned to
command the department of the lakes
The governor of Shan Tung has 20,'
000 men ready to oppose German ex
Li Hung Chang is intriguing to set
the foreigners to quarreling among
Thirteen persons were killed and
manv injured by a railroad collision at
llatheld, PS.
The Chinese situation now depends
on the responses of the powers to the
Kusso-American proposals.
W. W. Rockhill, American commiS'
sioner to China, says now is the time
tn spttla the status of foreigners in
The Brallamer copper mines, situated
mi Hnwe Sound, near Vancouver, is
O.. have been sold to English capital
ists for $2,000,000. '
A 18-year-old boy accidentally shot
and killed his 16-year-old brother at
Hutchinson, Kansas, while attempting
to remove cartridges from a revolver.
Secretary Fosters' annual report ol
(be cotton crop of the United. States
makes the crop for 1899-1900 9,4ao,
416 bales, against 11.274,840 last year
About 25,000 idle tinplate workers
of the American 'iinpiate company
have resumed work, owing to the tin
pi te makers agreeing to a new wage
: Fire destroyed the plant and yards
of the Otter Creek Lumber Company
t Hambleton. W. Va with 12,000,
nnn fppt of lumber, causina a loss of
Six hundred longshoremen who went
on a strike recently at the Jrle ran
war ore docks, returned to work pend
ing a settlement of their grievances by
A serious conflagration occurred at
Gnavmas. Sonora, Mexico, a few days
aeo which consumed the general rner
chaidise estabiisnmeni oi r. a. aiiuu
lar. The building covered an entire
block and was the largest of its kind
on the west coast of Mexico. The
t,ir nf eoods carried was valued at
Jil.000.000. on which a loss of $300,
000 was sustained.
rmriiafi irmT experiment with a bl
cycle corps as a defensive force is pro
nounced a success.
ifn. Hvimr with her husband for 41
f Ara a Topeka woman has dLscovered
li.o t,. i tuit her affinity and asks
Work has begun in Baltiomre on the
silver serivce for Rear-Admiral Schley,
to be made from the silver coin cap
tured on the Spanish cruiser Cristobal
Colon. The cost, when completed,
will be about $8,000.
ohn R. Rogers Renominated
for Governor.
Refers Men Foreed Nomination of ltop
ertnon, of Spokane, euil ttonald,
of Seattle, for Congress.
Congressmen-at-large F. C. Robert
son, of Spokane; J. T. Ronald, of King.
Governor John R. Rogers.
Lieutenant-Governor W. E. Mo-
Croskey, of Whitman.
Supreme Jadges E, C. Million, of
Skagit; Richard Winsor, of King.
Secretary of State J. A. Brady, of
Attorney-Genera Thomas Vance, of
Treasurer W. E. Runuer, of Spo
Auditor L. Silverthorn, of Douglas.
Land Commissioner O. R. Hoi-
comb, of Adams.
Superintendent of Publio Instruc
tion F. J. Browne, ot King.
Presidential Electors James Mc-
Neeleyof Pierce; N. G. Blallock, of
Walla Walla; J. G. Heim, of Pacific;
George T. Cotterill, of King.
Seattle, August 81. John R. Rogers
was renominated for governor by the
union Democratio convention on the
eigth ballot, at 1 o'clock this morning
Hereoeived 708,4 votes, or 6more
than the necessary number. The con
test throughout was most exciting, and
creat disorder many times marked the
course of proceedings in the tonven
tion. Rogers on the first ballot !
ceived 633 votes, and gained on every
ballot until his final victory. He was
actually nominated on the seventh bal
lot, but in the confusion and through
misunderstanding as to the vote of
the Walla Walla Populists he lost four
vot8 intended to be cast for him. He
then wanted only W votes. The
chairman ordered another vote, which
wns decisive.
The unexpected turn of events in
Roger's direction came about with the
nomination of Robertson, of Spokane,
tor congressman. This state nominates
both congressmen-at-large. It was the
plan of the anti-Rogers faction to put
T. Ronald, of King, whom a great
majority undoubtedly favor, against
Robertson, for one nomination, and
thus kill off Robertson, and leave the
way open to Voorhees as a candidate
for governor. Robertson proved a very
strong candidate, and led Ronald, and
as the balloting proceeded seemed cer
tain to defeat him. Many delegates
voted for Robertson, expeoting to give
Ronald the second nomination. The
King county man had made a combi
nation with Thurston Daniels for the
other nomination, and be could not
honorably enter the second contest.
Daniels finally solved the problem for
King county and saved Ronald's neck
by offering to withdraw. Ronald and
Robertson were then nominated by ac
clamation. The Platform.
The following platform was adopted
by the convention:
We, the representatives or the Dem
ocratic, Peoples and Silver-Republican
parties of the state of Washington, as
sembled in joint convention this 29th
day of August, 1900, respectively re
affirm our faith in the principles
enunciated by our respective national
conventions; and we pledge our earnest
support to the peerless representatives
of the people, William Jennings Bryan
and Adlai E. Stevenson.
We still believe in the Declaration
of Independence, and therefore hold it
aloft in preference to the imperialistic
policy of the Republican party.
We oppose trusts and combinations
which corner the products of industry
and levy tribute on the people.
We denounce these twin relics of
barbarism imperialism and militar
ist,, whether in the form of trusts at
home or greed of conquest abroad.
We pledge our reporsentatives ia
congress to work for the passage of a
measure providing payment for the time
consumed by our state volunteers in
the late war with Spain.
We favor just and liberal pensions
to the true and faithful soldiers of the
United States, including the gallant
Indian war veterans.
We demand such legislation as will
insure to the farmers and producers oi
the state of Washington a reduction of
freight rates and fares to a just basis.
We demand the inauguration of
such measures as shall give the people
the right to express themselves, when
they so elect, upon all important ques
tions, by the system known as direct
We commend the official conduct of
all our state officers, and c?.ll attention
to the contrast between the present ex
cellent financial condition of the state
and the blight and ruin prophesied by
the opposition to surely result from the
election of our state officers. ,
We commend the wise, courageous
and patriotic manner in which the Hon.
George Turner, our representative in
the United States senate, has defended
the honor of his country and fullilled
his duty to the people of the state of
Lamd Esiiloped.
Vancouver, B. C, Sept. . 1. A.
Rescia, wife and child were burned to
death here this morning. Their two
story frame house wa discovered on
fire about 8 o'clock and as soon as the
flames were partly extinguished, the
firemen entered and found the charred
remains of Mrs. Rescia on the lower
floor. Rescia was in bed with the
burning clothes wrapped around him,
suffocated. The baby had rolled from
the bed to the floor in its agony.
Scott Morrison, of C III oh go. Shot by
Natives Captnln Glllvy Drowned.
Seattle. Sept. 8. The steamship Sen-
star, which arrived today from me,
brought news of a brutal murder, iu
which the life of F. Scott Morrison, of
Chicago, was sacrificed to the blood
thirsty savagery of Siberian natives.
She brjui;s nlo the report of tbe
drowning of Captain Gilley, a noted
Alaskan exploier, whose good or bad
fortuuo it was to have killed five North
ern Indians some years ago while they
were trying to take forcible possession
of a vessel of which he was master.
Gilley was captain of the sailing
schoonor Kdith, which, with F. Scott
Morrison aud Edward Foregreu, as pas
sengers, sailed from Nome, August 8,
for Siberia on a trading aud prospect
ing expedition. They had enlisted the
cervices of an Indian named Sam to
pilot them to Siberian shores, where
they arrived the Friday following their
departure. That afternoon was passed
in making exchanges' with the natives,
who appeared to be both friendly and
peaceable. About 10 o clock at night,
Morrison retired to his stateroom, aud
a fow momenta later shots lrom ashor
were heard. The reports had hardly
subsided whon Morrison exclaimed:
'I've been shot." His shipmates
hurried to his assistance. They found
that the bullet had penetrated the side
ot the schooner aud stateroom, enter
ing Morrison's groin. A few minutes
later the vessel set sail for American
shores, but Morrison sucoumbed to his
iujuries at 5 o clock the next morning,
The next day, when in the vioinity
of Sledge island, 15 or 20 miles off
Nome. Captain Gilley went on deck and
seated himself on the rail of the ves
sel. A second later the poom swung
around, striking him. He toppled
over into the sea and drowned before
assistance could reach him. His body
was reoovered. Foregren assumed
command of the Edith, and, with the
aid of a Sledge island Indian, succeed
ed in reaching Nome in safety. Mor
rison was a passenger to Nome on the
first voyage of the Jeanie, which
reached the distriot May 2. With M.
C. Anderson, he was encoKed in the
Saloon and general merchandise bus!
ness at Nome. His widow and five
step-children, one of whom, 11. C
Heisler, accompanied him to Alaska
survive him. Captain Gilley was 60
vears old and a native of the Island o
Borneo. He had been a resident o!
Alaska for nearly two decades. His
fight with the Indians, in which 10 are
said to have been slain, occurred at
Cape Prince of Wales.
"Jack" Hawkins, a passenger on
the Senator, says tbe steam schooner
Samoa arrived at Nome from Sibera
the night the Senator sailed. In cross
ing from the 'czar's domain, her pas
sengers, composed of Russians, Eng
lish and Americans, are reported to
have engaged in a goneral row, result
ing iu the master of the vessel calling
for the United States marshal as soon
as he reached Nome. Hawkins did
not learn the particulars, though he is
inclined to believe that there was seri
ous trouble aboard. The Senator
sailed an hour alter the Samoa's ar
Beady to KstnblUli Civil Government In
the rhlliupliies.
New York, Sept. 8. A special to the
Herald from Washington says:
All arrangements have been practi
cally perfected by the Taft commission
for commencing its dutins iu oomtinoc
tion with the establishment of civil
government in the Philippine. The
connuittee will assume on September 1
all the functions which properly belong
to the legislative branch of tbe govern
ment. It is not proposed that it shall be in
supreme control. Major-General Mao
Arthur will be. the executive of the
islands aud the commission will be co
ordinate with him, jut as the execu
tive and legislative branches in the
United Slates are on the same plane.
Civil government will not be establish
ed excecpt iu those towns where the
military authorities are satisfied there
is no dangor of insurrection. The
commission aud the military will
work together to propitiate the natives
and induce them t3 return to their
peaceful avocations.
For the suppression of those insur
geuts who continue in arms it huinder-
stood measures will be taken as soon at
the dry reason begins. General Mac
Arthur will soon have a force of nearly
70,000 effective men, who will be used
to destroy the insurgent organization
when operations can bogin.
A Little Booklet Oleen Away by
O. It. N. Co.
The famous Pat Donan has written
another of bis inimitable "folders" for
the Oregon Railroad and Navigation
Company. This time it is a descrip
tion of the gold fields of Eastern Ore
gon but such a description 1 The
glories, the riches, the possibilities of
this wonderful region are set forth in
a wv to cause throbs of interest in
tbe most phlegmatic man that breathes
The folder is entitled "Webfoot Bo
nauJiHs," and is given away to anyone
who will write W. II. HurlLurt, gen
einl panseuger agent, O. R. & '. Co.
I'oitlaud, Oreeou.
Canadian Strike Knded.
Vancouver, B. C, Sept. 8. The
strike of railway mechanics on the
Canadian Pacific railway has been de
clared off, and the men in all the shops
from Fort Wiilliam to Vancouver will
return to work tomorrow. At Winni
pes some of tbe strikers resumed work
- s . i..
this afternoon. The only matter now The people worked like Trojans to save
in dispute is the rate of wages to be the town and prevented the flames from
paid machinist)!, and this will be set-1 peaching any government protxrty or
tied by arbitration. The strike lasted buildings. The news reached Skag
23 days, and was everywhere quiet and way by telegraph and no details were
orderly. obtainable when tbe Amur sailed.
MacArthur Reports Fighting
in Southern Philippines.
l'he Forty-fourth Volunteers Lost One
Klllnd aud Sli Wounil.l-rUi.
llao Lose Was 190,
Washington, Sept. 5. The war de
partment today received the following!
dispatch from General MacArthur:
"Manila, Sept. 6. Adjutant-Gen
eral, Washington: Geueral Huuhes
reports an outbreak in Bohol. First
Lieutenant Lovak, Forty-fourth volun
teer infantry, reports an engagement
near Carmeu. At Bohol, our loss in
killed was one, wounded six; the ene
my's loss in killed, 120. Have nut re
ceived futrher details.
Bohol is an island in the southern
part of the archipelago, 305 miles from
Manila. It lies north ot the large
island of Mindanao and is not far
from Cuba.
The war department reoeived a ca
bleu ram this morning from General
MacArthur announcing that the trans
port Stephens sailed September 1 for
Seattle. She has paymasters and army
wagons aboard for our forces in China
and will put them ashore at Taku en
route for this country.
General MacArthur ohronioles two
recent deaths among his oilioers in the
Philippines in cablegrams reoeived at
the war department today. Captain
George II. Botley, Forty-seventh in
fantry volunters, died on the morning
of Auugst 26 from wounds received in
action near Camalig, Luzoa, August
21. Second Lieutenant Roy L. Fer
nald, Twenty-sixth volunteer infantry,
was accidentally drowned in the Jau
bar river near Pototan, Panay, Septem
ber 1. The body was not recovered.
There Will Be an Inquiry Into the
Oregon's Mishap.
Washington, Sept. 6. The report ol
Captain Wilde, exonerating everybody
connected with the Oregon 'rom blame,
is not likely to end with the ex-parte
statement of the commanding officer.
There will be a court of inquiry to de
termine whether the great battle-ship
had the oare and attention whioh
should have been given it by the offi
cers who were aboard her.
Although theie is a determined ef
fort to prevent anything like the con
trol of Chinese territory by the United
States, the best-informed here think
that it will be inevitable, or that this
government will have to give up all idea
of indemnity for the outrages which
have been perpetruted upon Americun
There is a suspicion now that the
movement of Russia for the with
drawal of troops was made with full
knowledge that the other powera
would not consent, and that it is sim
ply a plea for another diplomatic post
tion when negotiations open with Chi
nese authorities.
Election In Arkansas.
Little Rock, Ark., Sept. 5. The en
tire Democratic ticket, headed by Hon,
Jefferson Davis, of Pope county, for
governor, was elected in Arkansas to
dav. Early returns indicate that the
vote will be lighter than was expected,
II. L. Remmel, the Republican enndi
date for governor, made a good show
imt and his increased vote over two
years ago will probably reduce the us
ually . large Demooratio majority.
There was no opposition to the Demo
cratio ticket for any office except the
governship. The negroes voted in
larger numbers than usual, but their
vote is not large enough to affect the
result. A fair estimate places the to
tal vote as follows: Davis, Democrat,
100,000; Remmel, Republican, 40.000;
Files, Populist, 8,000; Davis' major
ity, 67,000.
Boat Cut In Two.
Vancouver, B. C, Sept. 6. Four
campers from Vancouver put out in
row boat from a point near Powell lake,
a short distance north of Vancouver,
last night, for the purpose of boarding
the steamer Comox, for home. The
Comox in the darkness ran into the
boat, cutting it in two. Two of the
four, Aubray Lund and A. Vaughn,
were drowned.
Killed While Huntlnf.
Spokane, Sept. 5. Jay Carr, a
12, was accidentally killed this after
noon by his 14-yeur-old brother, Burt
Tbe tragedy took place near the Carr
homestead, at White Mud Lake, three
miles north of Colville, Wash. The
boys were hunting. Burt was oarrying
a rifle, which in some way exploded
the bullet taking off tbe top of Jay's
Germans Become Indignant,
Berlin, Sept 5. The presence of the
bubonic plague at Glasgow is com
inented upon here iudignautly as going
to show criminal negligence on the
part of the British authorities.
Manila, Sept. 5. The United States
transport Californian arrived here salu
ly this uiorutng. She was de'.ayed 16
days at Guam with a broken propeller.
40.OUU J-'Ire at Atlln.
Victoria. B. C, Sept. 6. The steam
er Amur, lrom Sksuway, reports that
the liusiuHss section of Atlin City was
(nearly wiped out by fire Sunday last.
(Ten of the largest business buildings
,weie destroyed
ine lose 11 over f-iu.
I . .
JhjO. with little, it any, insurance,
iillpinoa Inonpahle of Comprehending
N jw Conditions.
Manila, Sept. 5. The Filipinos seem
incapable of realizing the scope and
purpose of the legislative fuuetions ol
the commission of peace. There is no
possibility of separating the legislative
from the executive branches of the
government, and, therefore, the com
mission's announcement of its assump
tion of power has mot with childish
oommeuts at the hands of the Span
iards and foreigners, who sneer at the
new arrangements, as they are apt to
do, at every ocuellcial innovation on
the part of the United States authori
ties. The co'nmission enters upon the gov
ernmental Hold under the following
conditions: A majority of the island
ers desire pernio and the Resumption of
business under American rule, but they
are so cowed by a long series of mur
derous atrocities and destruction oi
property by their armed countrymen,
that they dare not actively show their
feelings, especially because experience
has taught them what such an expres
sion of sentiment will bring upon them
from the mercilessly revengeful rebels.
A geuuine reign of terror is exeroised
by insurgents and ladrones over peace
ful country folk in order to collect the
revenues and recruits their operations
require, and widespread vengeance is
wreaked in the vicinity of uarrisoned
towns, For example, the insurgent
ieueral Cailles, in the province ot La-
guua, put to death the president ana
officeholders of the town of Bay, on La-
guna de Bay, officials who had beon in
stalled by the Americans, and gave or
ders that a similar fate should be meted
out tn other adherents of the American
cause. He also ordered that all Fili
pino soldiers who sold their rifles to
the Americans should be killed.
' Any change ol policy involving the
withdrawal of the United States troops
without substituting for them an ade
quate defensive force is certain to re
sult in fear of retaliation at the ex
pense of the "friendlios." The ap
proaching return of the volunteers
tend! to influence the situation unfav
orably. In Northern Luzon the status
quo is fairly well maintained and the
people in that quarter are quiet and
engaged in planting, except in tTie
provinces of Neuva Eoija and Bulacan,
where there has boen a rooent outburst
of rebel and ludrone activity. But in
Southern Luzon conditions are far Iohb
satisfactory. Life there is not safe
outside of the garrisoned towns. Trav
elers are subjoct to ambush by guerril
las. Rarely does a day pass without
on encounter between the United
States trooops and the insurgents or la
drones, resulting in casualties. There
are 18,000 troops in that district, Gen
eral Bates commanding, and in three
regiments ovor a third of the men are
sick. The activity of the enemy in
creased last month. There is evidence
that the insurgents have come into pos
session of new ritles andthat they wish
to annihilate some small American
Conditions in the Visayas continue
virtually unchanged. The lack of
troops prevents aggression. Hegros, i
Romblou, Masbate, Sibuyan, 'lalbas
and Bohol are tranquil, all desiring
civil government. Mindanao also is
tranquil, except the districts of Tea
gayan and Surigam, where occasional
encounters with the Filipinos ooour.
The enemy's fighting force there "Is
limited but it has a number of rules.
The surrenders, although they have
notably decreased since May, continue.
The experience of Northern Luzon
shows that the American occupation of
any locality tends to its pacification
and well-being. An unsettled Ameri
cun policy retards the investment of
capital. Nevertheless, the imports for
the last quarter and a half were greater
than during any period of the Spanish
regime. No doubt, the needs of the
army of occupation are responsible (or
a very considerable portion of this.
The internal revenue collections are a
third greater than those made by Spain.
This is due to an honest system of ac
counts, to a lack of favoritism and to
impartial enforcement ot the law.
The military officials will turn over
$0 000,000 (Mexican) to the commis
sion, and this will probably be expend
ed in publio improvements, notably in
harbor develcpmments, the need ol
which is greatly hampering the ship
ping industry.
The commission will first oragnize
municipalities in the provinces, notab
ly in Pampanga province. Subse
quently it will turn its attention to
needed reforms in tbe civil and crim
inal codes, passing, in due time, to
other featutos of its instructions, with
the idea of establishing a central civil
government during the next 18 months.
Twelve Americans, including two
captains and two lientonants, have
been killed during the past two weeks.
The official reports of the encounters
in which these casualties occurred are
Thomas J. Powers Killed.
Philadelphia, Sept. 8. Thomas J.
Powers, commissioner of bunking f ir
Pennsylvania, was killed by falling
from si train in the outskirts of this
city last night. Mr. Powers was 65
years old, and was a conspicuous figure
at Republican national conventions,
aud was one of the 80 who held out for
a third term for (Jeueral Grant. One
of his sous, Lieutenant Powers, is in
the regular arniv at Manila.
To Bring Home the Destitute.
Ban Francisco, Sept. 5. The United
States transport Lawton, which arrived
today in ballast from Seattle, is, to be
sent to Cape Nome to relieve the desti
tute miners, many of whom have peti
tioned, through lieueral RandalL for
transportation south before tbe bard
.laskan wiuter sets in. The Lawton
'ill sail tor the north as soon as she
an be got ready, probably within a
iw days. Hlie has accomodations for
bout 700 men?