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.t.i nicnclop in n Qmnll
. r. iji.ii.aLJUwa a a a a.a lj a a i il i i
HURLED INTO THE SEA
..-miiHM lli"l I.iihmhiI mill l'i,
W ll'IM, It 1 1 III III . Villi. I
Umt. Be- A torrlblo diHiistor
it'"""' ...... ..,...., A Ill il...
L nMCO llll iuhj.iiii ll- ikllllllll, mil
JiT tourist resort on tho Gulf of
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jdnlhotol. Him iKMiuy lino uio huh
. .irxifuiiiiitf roar mill without u
jsent'n waniliiK. currying with It
r.ki. Hit old Caimchian monastery
loffi tho hotel Hank) Calorina anil
trl villas, .uuny puupiu wore our-
Jin Uio looriH, which uni-in:ii inur
to tho ixmotn 01 mo nun, mis-
ni. ihoir crows. Tho mass of oartli
Kjjch dipped was about 00,000 cubic
The population 1h In a state of terror,
L-,. roh calamities. Troops hao
Krtd own tho scene and liuvo begun
..-work. It la believed that tho
llmjolH'o U heavy, including a iium-
jof moiius aim wiu uccujwiihn ui mo
As vot Is 1H lrnioHHlulo to an-
Frtjin tho exact number.
im. in r u Hinnll. but llvoly town of
I 1000 inhabitant, situated at tho en
Mice of a deep mvino, mirroundod by
iopcuing mountains, and rockH of tho
.a. nli-turpsiiuo forum. Tho Caimch-
La monastery wan founded in 1212 by
Minal Pietro capuano, lor tno i;im-
iini, but caino into oexHlon o( tho
hpechlans in 1583. Tho building,
lihlch ilood in tho hollow of a rock ,
(ms abruptly from tho sea to u
rtlgbt of 230 feet, contained Hue cIoIh- ,
TRAGEDY AT A REHEARSAL, j
lnTen Kchool i:iiiiurmi iitirneii In
Dmtli nl yulnny, III.
Qolncy, 111., Dec. 25. While the
ticbool children of St. lrancls' jmro-
Ithtol school, Seventeenth and Viuo
IitrteU, were .ehcarsiug thin afternoon
Ifar in entertainment to bo given lues-
Idty evening, the drosses of ono caught I
Icq fire from a gun Jet and 10 minutes!
ilterfourof themweru ljurnedjto death,
Itn-o died an hour later, and tlvo others i
Idled before tniduight. Half u dozen:
ijtheri were burned more or Ions i-v
Tie dead aro: Iron rrioberg, .May
I havering, Mary AlthoufI, r.ernardlno
Freand, Collelm Middendorf, .Marv
Illickey, Wilhelniinn Gottuudorf, Olivia
limp., AiMio I'utterer, Josephine
Eohne, Margaret Warner.
All of theeo are between 0 and 1 1
jeara old. Helen Zobblng and several
tther teachers, Father Nicholas and
Proftffor Mushold, wore painfully
tarned trying to ro. cno tho cliildren.
Tho school hall was filled with c-liil-
Iiren, and innny .would have been killed
ii the panic which followed had it not
tcn for tho prompt efforts of the
teachers and Sinters who were in
charjie of tho entertainment and were
present. Tho children rushed for tho
foora, but prompt efforts quieted them,
ud no one was hurt in tho rush.
iBtnqnrt Trnilrn-il tlm UrtlrliiR fiov
vrnur of Cuba.
Havana, Dec. 25. Slxty-flvo porsons
I, ere present at tho farewell banquet
tendered to General llrooko Unlay at
the I'arlfl rentKiirAtit. fli.ni.ml Miirin
BMenocal presided, and Ernost Leo Co-
Ikuh acted as toastmnstor. Major (Jen
tralWood, in resnonso to words of wol-
"TllO United Sfnln In In Tntm in
Stho person of rcnroRentuttvnR. who in-
jjend to carry out a great work and to
strictly mo promisos 01 tno
S United Status ranirroii An fnr mvKnlf.
Si can only do what tho president has
pent mo to do, but I hopo to enjoy tho
I "teem and confidence of tho Cuban
I People as General llrooko has onjoyod
General llrooko said:
"I fillllll nl
, """Jn iUU lUUft
lours of toil in Culm, but I shall also
e recall tho kindness shown mo by
"1 Cubans, esnoeiallv br those who
ealize that tho Americana nro thoir
Mining Un.Irr nutte.
Jlinneanolls. Minn rinn or. A
MPeClal tO tho Tllnwi fpnm lti.Hn Alnnl
'Vs: Alexnnilnr Tnif Coif r.oirn
j'Ung man, today closed a deal with
. Ul u mineral rignis to tno
jwtroying Angel nnd Copper Bottom
Z?e,clnim8' b-v wllcn he socured
"oi ot tho interest for $300,000.
me veins nm thmnv. i.oinMa
1. , - ...uui iiiu iiuaiiiuna
Portion of tho city, and tho Destroying
son h uncovored recently by per-
I j ., "Aciivuting lor ino ioun-
' hotel. It has developed
uZ r,cncat copper vein in this dis-
tn , "u" "wuers lnieuu to
lDnnel nudor tho city. An soon as the
i. . 010BC" this afternoon, they
w flown 1,000 feot at tho cornor of
ahai. oud Arlnu' atreets. within
nu block of tho two principal hotels
aa the city ho.''
PROTECTED HER HOME.
I'otlliK Won.,,,, Shot , K,,,
ftutioic, Mass., Deo. 25.I.owis
' y, ageo A:,, Spanish war veteran,
was shot and killed today by Miss
v 1 . , Ht ,l(!r " West
""v i-our HliotH were fired, two of
them taking effect, one in the heart.
'M (nM wh" was placed under nr.
rest, H..yH that tho clreuinntanoes ItiKtl-
led her in sh.K.tlng I'erry. Tho Morn,
faml ylHone of tho wealthiest and
bent known in town. Miss Moreo and
ho members of her family claim that
1 orry and Arnold .Shipper,, on bicycles,
rode up to tho Moro house, demanded
admittance without stating their busi
ness, and, ujmjii being refimed, Hinashed
several windows. Miss Morse went to
the bureau drawer and loaded a 22-cal-Iber
revolver. She claims that tho
men went around to tho front of tho
hoiiKo where l'erry finished smashing
tho glasH In one of the windows, and
climbed In, in spito of her remon
strances. After gaining an entrance,
he grabbed Miss Klreta Morso and
wrenched from her a croquet mallet,
with which she tried to protect herself.
Llzzio rushed to her sister's assist
ance imd Informed l'erry that she
would shoot htm if ho did not leave
tho hoiiho. Hi. gave her a terrific blow
with the mallet and felled her to the
floor. She munngod to get up again,
and told l'erry to got out of tho house,
when ho durod her to shoot. She then
fired four shots at Perry, who managed
to climb through tho window aud then
WANTED HIS PICTURE IN PRINT.
yrw YorU Mini Hlmt IIU Wlfo ami
Hinglwmpton, N. Y., Dec. 25. John
Ivlgar (jnrdiner, in order to get his
picture Into print, shot his young wife
uudthon killed himself today. Gardi
ner was 00 years of age, his' wife 20.
They had been married but a short
time, aud were living ajiart on account
of his bud habits. On several occasions
ho had asked how sho would like to
see their pictures in a local pajer. His
wife took fright at this, and forbado
him to speak to hor on the subject. He
called at tho house today and asked
her to romo out, as ho was going West.
She declined, and ho forced his way in
to her apartments, saying, "See what
I havu brought you," drew a revolver
and shot her twice, ono bullet passing
through her arm, tho other entering
her side. The woman was able to rush
from the lioui-o to a neighbor's.
When the jKilico ollicors arrived Gardi
ner walked to tho center of a room In
full view of the officers, and, placing
Uio weation to his head, killed him
elf. t'ratrr Lake Turk.
Washington, Dec. 25. Among the
familiar bills of the last congress to re
apjiear this year are two that were in
troduced by Representative Tongue, of
Oregon. Ono is his bill for creating
a public park, including Crater Lake,
and much of tho surrounding country,
and the other is his bill providing for
the examination and classification of
Uio lands in the Rosehnru and Oregon
City land districts within tho grant
made to tho Oregon & California Rail
road Company. JJoth bills are prac
tically tho same as were presented in
the last congress.
Tim Outer lake bill oronoses to set
aside a tract of 210 square miles, with
out drawing It from settlement or saie
nml lniikitiL' it a tiublic nark or pleas-
uro ground, to be known as tho Crater
Lako National rark. nils iwirK, n es
tnlbished. is to be under tho control of
the secretary of tho interior, who will
proservo the" lands in their natural con
dition and prevent all residence, min
ing, lumbering or other business opera
tions within Its limits, ine oiu pro
vision for restaurants and waiting
rooms is again inserted, as are tho pro
visions for governing and protecting
tho park. It is proiiosod that tho costs
and expenses ot creating me parK bihui
bo homo by tho general government.
It was this last provision that aroused
Speaker Reed against tho bill last con
gross, for ho contended that any ex
pense attached should be borne by tho
state. Now that Reed is out of con
cross, tho bill may havo a hotter chanto
of becoming a law.
r, us Thn Hnrnpfrln
Steel Company posted today, at its va-
i l . il.l,. nnllf.oamll1in(i
nous worKs u mu
iubstantially as follows:
"Taking effect January 1, 1900, com
mon labor at theso works will bo in
creased to $1.50 per day, and all othor
day turn and tonnage labor (with cer
tain exceptions), will bo increased in
Tho oxceptionB aro tho tonnage men
working under sliding scales, where
tho rates of wages Increase and decrease
In proportion to tho proceeds of the
products. This adjustmont is 7.41 per
cont advance on the wages now being
paid, making a total of 25 per cent of
Incroaso mado by tho company volun
tarily slnco tho last general scalo.
I'lve Tlioiuain! nllU Introduced.
Washington, Doc. 25. Tho officials
of tho honso of representatives havo
. Jinnee on tho rocent dolngo
of bills, showing that up to the recoes
tho records stood: lotai imis .miu
tluced, 6,015; joint resolutions, 95;
llmplo resolutions, 05; grand total,
6,175 measures of all kinds.
Coiinliu(u rrom II)rlmmit, Con.
Uiictml ly Or.!Kii Ai;rJuulturnl Hta-tliiii-liiiliinti-y
Tho Orogon agricultural experiment
station at Corvallis has issued a pam
phlet in which it presents tho conclu
sions reached after five years of investi
gation concerning beet sugar produc
tion ill Oregon. It S.-IVS three Ker-Hniw
of tho state aro exceptionally well
adapted to the industry, viz.: Union
county in the vicinity of La Grande;
-Mainour county, in tho vicinitv. of On.
tario, mid Arcadia; Jackson county, in
the vicinity of Medford, possessing as
it does a large area capable of produc
ing a very largo supply of beets.
Water, fuel and limestone are ensilv
and cheaply obtainable in each lo
The most serious obstacle in nnv nl
these localities is the limited number
ot people available for field
short notice, especially would
true in .Malheur county.
western Oregon is not well adantcd
to tho industry on account of the earlv
tall rains and a soil which is verv
heavy and sticky, and tenacious to tho
beet when wet, and it also lacks a
cheap lime supply.
lieet growing in Malheur county
would have to bo under a system of ir
rigation similar to that in Utah.
If boots are planted in tho middle of
April either in eastern or southern Ore
gon nothing is gained by delaying har
vest later than the first week in Sep
tember. Tho Original Klein Wanzlebener and
the Klito Klein Wanzlebener have
proven themselves well adapted to the
conditions in tho Grande Ronde valley,
and have both given good results in
Jackson county. The former has given
the better results in the latter place.
Kach has given better results in each
placo than the Vilmorin.
In eastern Oregon beets may bo left
in the ground qiftte late without seri
ous loss from second growth.
Reets for sugar production should not
bo plautei on alkali soils.
Reets may be allowed to grow much
larger here than in Germany and still
hold an excellent per cent of sugar.
Tho hill lands of Jackson county are
not well adapted to the industry.
The establishment of a sugar factory
makes possible a most excellent oppor
tunity for a high development of the
dairy industry. This is of no mean
consequence when it is remembered
that all three of the localities which
present favorable conditions for the in
dustry produce immense quantities of
alfalfa, and yet ship in dairy products
in large amounts. Why not produce
them at homo and supply tho neighbor
The establishment of a sugar factory
means also the development of a large
fuel and lime industry.
AVaverly Suj;ar Factory. .
The new sugar factory at Waverly,
Spokane county, Washington, began
operations December 6. This is the
first beet sugar factory to be built in
this etate, and the second in the Pacific
Northwest. The farmers in the vicinity
of the factory raised about 400 acres of
beets this year, the yield being 4 to 12
tons per acre. D. C. Corbin, of Spo
kane, owner of the factory is paying
.$4 per ton for beets containing 12 to 14
per cent of sugar and 33 1-3 cents per
ton additional for each per cent of
eugar avovo 14. The average price for
the entire crop is about $ 4.50 per ton.
Taking the average yield as eight
tons, half way between tho extremes,
this would give a gross return of ?36
per acre. Tho cost per acre of the
beets delivered at the factory is in the
neighborhood of ?35 to $30. This
leaves some profit to the average beet
urower. and considerable to those
whose beots give yields of 10 or 1
tnns tier acre. Another year, whe
r . . i .
the larnicrs Know more oi ucci. tuumci
and are in position to give their cropi
tho attention they need, better results
may fairly be expected. This is the
beginning of an industry which will,
if successful, become animponaunoui
uio of Eastern Washington agriculture.
It will give the farmers of the Talonse
country a profitable crop to grow In
rotation with wheat, wnen me iunu
ers have learned the value of sugar
beet pulp as a stock feed, it will also
doubtless result in an increase o livo
tock on the wheat ranches in tno vi
cinity of the factory.
Postmaster Winter, of Colville, has
cri-nnn cnloons are compelled to
closo at midnight now.
The enrollment of pupils in La
Grande's public achools is 641, with 15
tvk.9 killed 20 head of sheep for
Kentuck slough rancher in Coos county
i Tin has killed one oi ine
nrders issued from tho
fTJiinmnnV nostoflice last month num
bored 350, amounting to $4,399, while
,nnv nnlnrs uaid out numbered
100, amounting to $1,465.
II. H. LazanI has been appointed
county clork of Coos county, to sue
v v. T.nckleff. who violated the
offico-holdors' rule that fow die and,Dayton mineral claim, the tirst assay
vv... . ... . II.
none resign, by vacating tno piaco iasi
mvba,,UAT.ON OF IRRIGATION
llio IJIvlnlon of Brlcnltiiro to Tabu
Into Important Iata.
A special effo-t will bo made bv the
ci vision of agriculturo of tho twelfth
census of the United States to collect
and tabulato important data relating
to irrigation in tho arid and semi-hu-mid
regions of the United States. A
preliminary schedule has been pro
pared and will soon be sent out to ob
tain tho names of corporations and in
dividual owning ovinia or ditches.
This is one of tho essential steps for se
curing desired information regarding
nm uxiuin aim value oi the canals and
H w?. or su r, v '
Ufe Wilier SUpply. I
is maw for the names of tho piincipal
or rutcnes in their order down
tho ditches to the riirht .look-
luii UUV.H mreamj neing arranged on
the first page of tho list and thosj
heading to tho left on the last page.
Request is also made for tho name and
poBtofflce addresH of some person who
.-C..WIUU luioriiiui.uu concern- larger man in 1892, including 82.1 per
ing each ditoh. cent gain in payments outside New
Hie principal schedule now in courso York. There was not even a suspicion
of presentation will be mailed to the ' of unsoundness in any considerablo
addresses thus obtained calling for I branch of industry or trade, the ex
further data, which will be supple-! traordinary expansion in some being as
mented by detailed statistics gathered well warranted aa the material gain
by the census enumerators. i in others.
It should be notod by all interested Cotton Buffered in speculation for a
in the subject that these various it- day with stocks, but the great decrease
quiries of the census office in no way in receipts from farms sinoe September
conflict with, or duplicate the work. over 1.500.000 bale? irfven ntrnnc
wnn reference to irrigation which b
being conducted by any other depart
ment of state. The most nearly relat d
inquiry is that of the geological sur
vey, which, like that of the census, is
under the moie immediate direction of
Mr. F. H. Newell, the special agent
for irrigation in the eleventh census,
and hydrographer of the geological sur
vey. The fact that Mr. Newell has
supervision of this work in the twelfth
census guarantees its efficiency and its
value to the arid and semi-humid re
gions. It will bo readily apparent that the
volume and value of these statistics
will depend largely upon the attention
and interest shown threin by those en
gaged in irrigation and it is earnestly
hoped that all to whom the schedules
are addressed will a; p eciate the im
portance of the request and make
prompt and careful reply. In th.s
way only will it be possible to make
the information concerning irrigation
full and complete.
In order to obtain a full understand
ing and an intelligent appreciation of
the possible development of the arid
and semi-humid regions of the West,
a general knowledge of tho progress
actually made is of vital importance, j
An accurate census of irrigation will j
impart such general knowledge, and J
will be of great benefit to all those con- j
cerned in redeeming arid lands. Tho
of our domain will be greatly advanced
by a comprehensive compilation of fact3
relating to its
ion, sucn as con
templated by the
It has been seve
posits are nc
as a stimulus.
dbal niiiM reporting to -.;,W
showed an on-purf-os.,
nf rnal with mines not
bient to bring the pnsduct
up close to V,300,000 tons
three monhtsot the year
Will snow nu
nntnnt crowdinz 1.000,000
Mr. Owen makes the estimate that tho
coal mined in the state this year will
pass the 2,000,000-ton mark, exceeding
the best previous rear record by alwnt
- i Lr..: nnn nnn
lOO.OUU tons, ana unugii-t. t.
inta the.state. Coal and nan win run
a Yefy"close race thia year for third
place in bringing casn into n u-u-iS-
ton, while-lumber ana sningies a ga
ting close tovireat and flour for first.
Timber SnnnlT' Dlanppearlnfr
f nt out by the forestry division of the
department of agriculture show ttfat
the entire standing timber supplyof
TTnUfifl Stntes is in round numuera
2,i00,000,000,000 feet, and that the
r-nt is 40.000.000,000 feet,
which shows that the entire mincer
-,r,i.. nf th winntrv will 1)0 extinct
An about half of the
.nv.niA mnnlr is on the Pacific coast,
n .t,o avntlnhle timber east of the
Rocky Mountains will have vanished
in about 30 years.
limmilirT District Strike
ono f the biecest strikes in the
Boundary country has been reported
two miles from Camp .Mcivinney, uumvc
White's bar, between tho forks of Rcci
The strike was made on the
. ivini- qq in goid, nve ouuc .u
1 ver and 1 per cent in copper.
THE WORST AND THf BESTJ
Wall Street Suffered, II tit General Unal.
neM Woa Good.
R. G. Dun & Go's weeklv mtlnw ni
trade says: Tho worst day in Wall
etreet in many years was in part tha
legitimate result of tho best year in
business ever known. Recause the
country had prospered so greatly and
ho expanded its business that it could
no longer afford to havo many millions
locked up in carrying stocks represent
ing imaginary values, tho question
was not one of monetary supply. When
the country found amplo use for its
finnWnl 1 r n..1n. i 1 i t ,.
R conton of loans became
npnMuiirr ,..V,I1. . 1.1 1 t
more painful if the volume of stocks
had been larger.
Tho business of the country close to
the holidays is necessarily smaller than
it has been, and yet larger than at tho
same date in any other year. Ex
changes through principal clearing
houses for tho week have been 83.7
larger than lnsh voir nnrl fin l -.
support to prices, as does the increase
of 200,000 bales in takings by spinners
Wheat has fallen both in foreign de
mand and in prices, in spite of still
larger loss in Western receipts, for tho
week only 3,806,280 bushels, against
7,340,170 bushels last year.
Failures for the week havo been 220
in the United States, against 258 last
year, and 20 in Canada, against 31 last
PACIFIC COAST TRADE.
Onions, new, $1.00 1.25 per Back.
Potatoes, new, ;)20.
Beets, per sack,:1j2,.85c.
Turnips, per sack, 60c.
Carrots, per sack, 50c.
Parsnips, per sack, 75 85c.
Cauliflower, 75c$l per dozen.
Cabbage, native and California, 73
G0c per 100 pounds.
Peaches, 65 80c.
Apples, $1.25 1.50 per box.
Pears, $1.001.26 per box.
Prunes, COo per box.
Nutmegs, 50 75c.
Butter Creamery, 82c per pound;
dairy, 17 22c; ranch, 22c per pound.
Eggs Firm, 80(g31c.
Cheese Native, 16c.
Poultry 9 10c; dressed, 11 13c.
Hay Puget Sound timothy, $12.00;
(orn Whole, $23.00; cracked, $23;
feed meal, $23.
Barley Rolled or ground, per ton,
$21; whole, $22.
Flour Patent, per barrel, $3.35;
blended straights, $3.10; California,
$3.25; buckwheat flour, $6.00; gra
ham, per barrel, $3.80; whole wheat
flour, $3.10; rye flour, $3.804.00.
Millstuffs Bran, per ton, 316.00?
ions, per ton, $17.00
pmii .nnTmrei itfHi. : 1 1 . ( 1 1 Tir ui
nab f s l ''i
$9 10.50; clover.
wild hay, $67 per ton-
2M45c; dairy, 3740c;
v is i
Eggs--1819c per dozen.
Cheese Oreaon full cream, 13c;
Young America, 14c; new cheese 10c
Pnnltrv Chickens, mixed, $2.50
3.50 per dozen; hens, $4.00; springs,
03.50; geese, $7.uu3.uu -orum,
'.SOeO.SO for voung; Uucks, .ou
. . . i iqLiAIHii
&r dozen; rurKeys, uvo, v--
Potatoes 5570cper Back; aweets.
224o per pound.
iWHhlm Beets. SI: turnips, 00c;
v - - -
v .-.., tfWirtlla--..
lr DttUJki Hvi w v f
flower, 7oc per aozen; pan"ii
beans, 56c per pound; celery, 70
75c per dozen; cucumbers, ouc per
box; peas, 34o per pound; tomatoes.
5c per box; green corn, lnvn
15c per dozen.
Hops 8 lie; isua crop, oiu.
Wool Valley, 12 13c per pound;
Eastern Oregon, 8 14c; mohair, 27
30c per pound.
Mntton Gross, beat sheep, wethera
and ewes, 3Mc; dressed mutton, 6)4
7o per pound; lambs, 7)4c per pound-
Hogs Gross, choice $5.00;
lieht and feetlers, 2f 1.60; dressed,
$5.506.00 per 10O pomuws
Beef Grose, top steers, $3.504.OU.
cows, $33.50; dreeswl bef, 8sW
7 Ka per pouml
! 1 . J 1V
, VealLari,e, 6s74c; Bmnu, oio
80 per pound.