OREGON MIST. vol. xvur. ST. : XHEUKN8, OREGON, FRIDAY, OCTOBEK 18, 1901 NO. 44. V 9 1 11 1 II' 11 t 111 CHAPTER II. . At quarter afti'r ten Hubert Camtibell left lb express olllce with l vinull canvas bag under out arm containing twvlve thuiissnd Bve biimlif d dollars In void, nmilv his y towards the rcsidcure uf the banker, which was au IiiiixmIik strue lure atandins on tho corner of. Market anil Sixth etiwle. "Huinoth ulllnir at last," lie thought, a he tawd hurriedly down Front street to Market. "I shall leave the residence of Mjr Ilattlf free nian, Willi my note In mjr possession, ami I triiHt with Mr. I)e Itosette'a consent to make my sweetheart my bride. Now, thla nioucjr I conld use for the balance of tho five years; but why nay eight hundred h year It It ran be avoided? True, I her la a war that I might retain It ami I think run little risk, but I mint tie mill limn I have not nerve nou(h to try It. Whn I got back from Baltimore I will bar time to think tbc matter over. There will be other 0uor- luntne, ana peruana netier ohm. Thus aollliHiulaltic, the young niau bant ened on oo Msrket etreet, and at exactly half after ten he enundluif of the door bell announced io the baukcr hla arrival. Mr. IUovtte waa seated In the library reading a non-1. The bedroom door atood wide open, and ao did the door leading from that to tb bathroom beyond. The two windowa of the llbrarr, aa well as those of the chamber, oiienlng out on the lawn on the east aide of the house, were rained to admit the alight breese that waa borne went ward from the ocean, seven milea away, and yet, ao warm waa It that the banker bad diararded hla coat and aat in hla ahlrt sleeves. "Aunt Hannah, the door!" he euddenly exclaimed, aa he heard the signal; but no ticing that Iber waa uo reKinae from the aable Hannah, be muttered: "Uoiing, probably," and passed through the parlors out Into the ball and opened the dour Win aelf. "Come In! Come In, Robert. I am all alone, t think the servants, even, have gone to bed, aa none responded to the bell. I presume Haiti would bare remained below If I bad Informed her I waa looking for yon, but yon know late boura for young people ratine dull eyea the next Booming, and then I thought that perhnpe yon would not desire ber to be present, Herman entered the home not ten mln ntea ago, I preanine he would hare been Id the library yet but for the fact that 1 told him yon were coming to take up your note, and that there waa private matter about which we were to confer. He look ed much annoyed nay, eicited. Do yon know, he bad the audacity to aak my danghter'a hand to-day t" By thla time the two men bad reached the Ubrary. "I am not aurprlned," aald Robert "I bad aurmlaed that he would, and Imag ined what your anawer would be. I know ftfiaa Hattla haa no affection for him." "Ah, ha, all beatowed on you, I sup poae!" -,. The young man'a face Buahed. "I think, air," he aald, "that If I am no fortunate aa to gain yonr consent, I possess a aulfl dent quantity of her regard to be able to Induce hot to become my wife." i "I bare not been blind, Robert. I hare seen the treud of matter, for aome time, and I abail be quite content to trust my danghter'a bapplneae to you. I am satis fled that you love each other. You have proved your ability to take care of a wife, even though adveralty frown oo yon. I (let you my consent freely, my boy." "Oh, thauk you, air. t ahall leave for Baltimore with a light heart, and now for the other matter. I tnuet not keep you up later." "Oh, aa for that It la not yet eleven; bat on your own account, If you muat teavt at four. Yon will not be gone long, I trtwtr "I ahall be home Saturday evening, four day only; and now for the note. Thla bag contalna the coin, twelve thousand Ave hundred dollars. You can aee the ex preaa eal la atlll Intact. (Jive me credit for aui h ,u m aa remains above the amount of the note and Intereat." "Certainly, my boy, with pleasure, alnce you aak It! but you might aa well have kept It. llattlo, aa you know, la ao only child, and the prospect la that between you, you will handle all of Alvln Delta eetto'a coin one of these days; that la, all but amall legacy that will go to Her man Craven, to whom a larger one, I think, would prove a curse, and remem brances to aervauta," "Uod grant that the yeara before you are called away, Mr. DcKosette, may be many," aald the young man, with deep feeling, "Wilmington could 111 afford to lose you, and notwithstanding my love for dear Hattle, there would bo a void that could never bo filled." "Well, well, we muat all go, my boy; but I will try and remain with yon awhile yet and when I die yon must take the helm at the bnnk. I founded that Insti tution, and I desire It to live after me." Here the banker pulled opeu a drawer 1,1. .i.k withdrew therefrom the note, and after writing acroaa the face of It the wordas "Hatlafactlon receiveo in run, mis eighteenth day ot Anguat eighteen hun dred and fifty-wsven," to which he affixed bia algnature, banded It to Robert with thesn wnrils! "Keep It aa a memento ot what you ac eoiniilUlinit In two Tears." "I will give It to Jennie, to paste In her acrnn book." waa the reply. "Let's see." said the banker, "that will leave seventeen hundred dollars to be placed to your credit. I might give you rere nt for that." "No. nol It la needless!" exclaimed Robert. "Merely pass It to my credit to morrow, and now I will bid you " He was Interrupted by a jlnfllng of the floortiell. "Why, who can thla be at thla time ot night," aald the banker. "Robert," he contluned, "you are younger than I am Will you aee confound the aleepy aer vantal" The young man hastened to the front uuor; sprang back the catch, and open d It. I , l WW 9M Jfevivi1! Darkness alone confronted him. "Who la herer be asked. Naught but alienee. "tt la very strange. 1 surely heard the bell. Lot me Investigate," thought the young man, and leaving the door ajar be stepped out on the broad plana. lie hastily passed from one end of the same to the other, but encountered no on. "I cannot understand it" be exclaimed aa he descended the steps to the graveled walk. "What could have been the object? Home one bent on mischief, perhaps." Robert stood for a moment with one foot on the lower atep and the other on the walk, listening. Muddenly he heard a sound aa of a smothered groan behind him. He hurried ly ran up the steps, pushed open the door, and In a moment's time atood in the li brary. '..- A cry of horror broke from bis Hps. ' Hllll seated In hla chair waa the form of the banker; but his head bad dropped over to his left shoulder, . Ilia glaring eyes were fixed on vacancy, and a look of hor ror waa on hla livid countenance. He had sunk tower In the chair. A rivu let of blood waa tracing its way down hla ahlrt front, dyeing It red, and the handle of a ahealb knife atood there, tho keen blade buried In bia bosom, "Help! help) There baa been murder done! Help! help!" In an Instant he had seised with his right band the bloody haft of the knife, while with hla left he endeavored to re strain the body from alnklng to the Boor. "Help! help!" He drew the weapon forth, the red blood dyeing hla sleeve as be did so. "Uncle Alvln! Uncle Alvln! Oh, tell me! Tell me!" There was a groan, a twitching of the limits, a contortion of the features, and a dead man slid from the chair to the blood soaked carpet of the library. "Oh, Uod, what Bend haa done this deed?" cried Robert aa he bent over the still form on the carpet. A piercing cry answered him, and Hat tle, who bad been roused by the cries and hastily deaceudrd the stairs, sunk on her knees by the side of ber murdered father. At the same Instant Herman Craven rushed into the room. A cry of horror broke from hia white llpa aa his eyea fell on the scene before him. 'Merciful God! Sly uncle murdered! You. Robert Campbell, you standing over bis lifeless remains, and with that recking weapon In your hand? Fiend! Assassin! I aee It all! Maddened by hla refusal to give you bia loved daughter's band In mar riage, you have taken bia lire, stand back from my loved conslu's side, or, red handed as you are, I will attack you. Oh, my loved uncle! It was your death cry that roused me from my slumbers!" "Herman Craven!" cried Robert, aa he atralghtened to bia full height, "haa this terrible scene erased you? Xou cannot believe the worda you have uttered to be true; btrt rouse the aervauta and aend for help. The assassin must not escape. "Nor sball be. Robert Campbell. You are the murderer here! Utile did I dream what my tincle'a erica foretold!" "Mara Alvln! Mara aiviui aiurnereu! Murdered! And by you, Mara Robert!" Old uncle Duko, who bad entered the room, walked to the aide of bis young mistress, who waa caressing the dead form of ber father. "It waa I. Herman Craven, who an swered the summons of the door bell. I had been here for a bait nourj waa nere by appointment a you know, to take np my note. 1 brought with me a bag of coin aud received It canceled or tho door bell rang. 1 " " "Where la thla nag ot coiur- "Whv. there upou your uucle'a desk, where I placed It." "There is no bag ot coin there! Villain, you . plotted weliP ... v "HO bag 01 coin liierer iwvimvj unm then been added to murder. Your mis tress, Hannah, your mlatress!" Aunt llannan aioou m me uoor lending from the library to the banker'a cham ber. Her mulatto face waa of an ashen hue and aha waa shsking aa with palsy. .... ., n .it l - Aa.n .Inrllntf nana ueaai xesm -"'- Murdered, murdcredl" l'h erlea of poor Hattle were frantical ly resounding through the house. Toor darling," aald Robert, and aa ho stooped, the bloody weapon fell from his hsud aud atrucg at nor sme. What wonder tuat sue isiuiea. i Robert was stooping, with a view to raising ber to aofa that the room con tained. "Hands otT my cousin, muruererr encu Herman. But already Robert had her In bia strong arma, auu in a buvuhu m her white form, clad only In a wrapper she hod hastily donned over her long night robe, bad placed her on the sofa, where the quaking Hannah and her daughter Millie, who had Joined them, were aoou atrlviug to revive her. Uncle Duke had ronsea &atm, ine cr rlage driver, whom he bad aent for Dr. Norcutu, two blocks away, and he now re-entered the room. . . , . "Had we not best lay the body of your undo on the bod lu hla chamber, Her man ?" asked Robert. ( "Murderer, leave him where he fell be neath your blow until those arrive who will take you in cliurge. io noi auviui fllght-you are too well known. Watch him, Uncle Duke, and yon, Hannah and Millie; he la your master's murderer. "Imnnaalble!" exclaimed Uncle Duke, while Hannah dropped the bowl of water from which aho waa aprlnkllug ber young mistresH' face, and lu very terror ran acreamlug from the room, "Infamous wretch!" cried Robert. "You know your worda are false. Vot aught I know yours may have been the hand that wielded thla knife." Here be stooped aud raised the weapon "TleW Udr cried Herman. "You would assaslnate me as you did my uncle. Ho dashed through the door, aud In an Instant his slippered feet were descend lug the plaa steps. .... , "llclpl Uulvl Murder! Murder!" re sounded hla voice as he aped away In the usraness, CHAPTER III. Hardly had the outer door closed behind Herman Craven when Hattle regained consciousness, and with a long drawn sigh her eyes opened. "My poor darling,", exclaimed Robert as he placed one band upon her brow. Hcemlngly In very terror she recoiled, ami ine cry scaped her lips:, "Ob, Uod! Murdered! My dear father murdered! And aud by the man I loved " "Oh, Hattle, my darling!" exclaimed Robert. "You cannot believe me guilty of this terrible crhneT" The poor girl threw her bands before her eyea aa If to shut out aome horrid vision as she sobbed: "You were standing over him, Robert, with the bloody weapon in your band, when I, followed by Her man, entered the room. How bow could you have murdered my father, who loved you well? No, no, I will not believe It and yet Herman accused you." "Hattic, dearest suspicion of the one wno loves you la unworthy of you. Not five minutes before I found that fatal blade driven to bis heart be bad consented willingly to our marriage. I loved your lamer. ak yourself if 1 could bare mur dered blm." ".No, no, I will not believe It. Forgive me, deer Uobert. But the knife? How came it In your band and blood blood on your band aud aleeve?" "I had Just withdrawn It from your father's bosom, dear. I called on him at the bauk to-day and made an appointment to see blm bere to-night after ten o'clock. I brought with me a bag of coin, and bad paid a note he held. I have It cancelled In my pocket. Just as I waa about to take my leave the door bell rang. Your fath er, remarking that It waa a late hour for callers, requested me to see who was there, I opened the door. Darkuess con fronted me and nothing more. I walked the length ot the plans and called out 'Who la here? but received no response. I descended the steps, wondering at the strange occurrence; for a moment atood with one foot on the tower step, the other on the walk. Suddenly I beard stifled groan emanating from the house. I ran up the steps, hastily entered the library, and my heart stood atill at tbe terrible sight that confronted me. I cried out 'Help! Murder!' and withdrew tbe sbesth kulfe from your father's bosom. On gasp, and he slid from tbe chair to the car peted Boor, a corpse." . "Oh, my father, my father! Then It was not hla voice 1 heard." "Yon did not hear the pealing of the door bell, dearest f "No, Robert. I-I " "Fly, Mara Robert! Fly! You got no time to tarry bere. You'll hang, Mara Robert, bang. Jus' tilt you'd killed ole master. A nigger ran save you. Go, Mara Robert-go! I-I " It was Aunt Hannah who had re-entered the room, who bad spoken, "Are you crasy, Hannah? The mur derer of your master must be brought to Justice." ' "Ain't you aee, Mara Robert? The evi dence of Mara Herman will condemn you. The young mlsale saw you with the bloody knife In your band. Mara Herman will awear that your cries were the erica ot my poor ole master. Fly, Mara Robert, while yon have time. I know you is not tbe murderer of ole master; but fly!" , "Yes, yes, Robert!" said Hattle, quick ly. "I feel that you never dreamed of tbia terrible crime; but Hannah has told the truth. Ob, my darling, and now now that I have ouly you," and the fair girl twined her arma about bim. "I'oor dear," aaid Robert, "you are agi tated, and little wonder. Robert Camp bell ahall be found by your aide, even though he stand In danger ot tbe gal lows, and tbe murderer, the assassin, of your father ahall meet death on the gal lows. Herman Craven may not be guilty of tbia murder, but on my soul I believe he Is. He haa doubtless gone In search of an officer with the Intention of de nouncing me." "No, no," sobbed Hattle. ' "My cousin surely would uot murder one who has been so kind to bim. He could not have committed tbe crime. Immediately after I heard the voice, which I supposed waa my father's, crying 'Help, murder!' Her man knocked on my door and exclaimed: 'Your father, Miss Hattle; your father!' He had but Just left bia room. 1 had thrown my wrapper on, and together we descended the stairs." "The murder had already been commit ted, dear, when you heard those cries; but, ah, I have It." Hastening to the desk of the dead banker, who lay beside it, bis wan face upturned, he seised a pencil and : hastily on a alip ot paper wrote these words: "ksng Bellars, Detective. "Mease come to the residence of Bank er DeRosctte at once. Hia dead face ia now licfore me. He has been cruelly mur dered. Robert Campbell." (To be continued.) Empty Pralaa. To llttlo men aud women of tbe liter ary profession, tho poetasters and wit lings, there ought to be something In structive In this word from Thackeray, quoted by Ills daughter, Mrs. Ritchie. After reading such au estimate of no toriety by a man truly great, the min nows may well consider whether they are not swimming too pretentiously. "There's no use denying the matter, or blinking at it, now I urn become sort ot great man. In my way all but at the top of the tree, ludeed there, if the truth were known, and having a great flght up there with Dickens. "I get such a deal of praise wherever I go that It Is rather wearisome to hear. I dou't think uiy head is a bit turned, please God, for I have always got my own opinion; and when men aud news papers say: 'Our sheet Is the finest' and so forth, I know a deal better, and don't disguise the truth, either. "ThlsLondon world Is full of good-natured torn-fools, aud directly one be gins to cry 'Oh!' all the rest say, 'Pro digious!' "Youth's Companion. United States Forest Reservations. The thirty forest reservations of the United States embrace an area of 40, 000,000 acres In thirteen States and Territories. Seven are In the State of California, the largest of which, the Sierra forest reserve, includes 4,000, 000 acres. Within the past thirty -five years it Is estimated that 11,000,000,000 feet, board measure, of timber on pub lic laud has been destroyed by forest fires. EVENTS OF THE DAY FROM THE FOUR QUARTERS OF THE WORLD, A Comprehensive Review ef the Important Happanlnjt of th Put week PrutnUd la a Condensed Form Which Is Moat Likely to Prove ef Ink rut to Our Many , Reader, Cuban election law will be protuul gated. , King Leopold, of Belgium, will visit America. A general strike of tobacco workers is on at Seville, Spain. Ex-Governor Pillsbury, of Minne sota, is dying of Bnghts disease. Senator Frye will remain at the head of the commerce committee. Palouse farmers are selling wheat readily at the local price of 40 cents. England orders 29,000 soldiers to be in readiness to proceed on active service. Cudahy withdraws the reward of $25,000 he offered for the abductors of his son. - No passengers are allowed to sail from Cape Town ports without mili tary permits. Burglars blew open a safe at Bluff- ton, O., setting fire to the building. They got nothing. v The sultan Bays he will oppose any effort of Ureat Britain to assume aa thority over Koweit. House of deputies of the Episco palian convention at Han Francico regulates remarriage after divorce. . Johunn Most, the anarchist leader, is sentenced to one years' imprison ment for publishing articles regarding the assassination of McKinley. Malvar is preparing to operate in Bulocan province. Pat Crowe states the terms on which he will surrender. The business section of Los Gatoe was destroyed by fire. There is much demand! for cheap Eastern Oregon lands. . Catches of the Behring Sea fleet wore reported by sealer. General Otis wants better garrison prisons in his department. Russia demands that Turkey pun ish the murderers of Armenians. The construction of more naval ves sels will te recommended to congress. A French aeronaut is trying to cross the Mediterranean in a balloon. There ia criticism at Manila of the recent statements of Congressman Weeks. . '' General Merrhwn calls attention to the necessity of better drill work by soldiers. Braganxa, who ordered the execu tion of 103 Spanish prisoners, will be hanged. The steamer Ha Ting from Skag- way to Vancouver, ran ashore ou Jar vis Island.. ' ". The attorney general of Washing ton holds that high schools cannot be supported by common school funds. Admiral Schley was placed on the retired list. Russians believe Afghanistan is on the verge of civil war. Martial law has been declared throughout Cape Colony. : King Edward has bought back his former racing cutter Brittania. Dr. H. P. Tuttle, inventor of thorite, dropped dead at Tacoma. Oregon's farm "exhibit took first prise at Pan-American exposition. Prince Ching asks that foreigen merchants be removed from Pekin. Halifax police took too deserting British seamen from an American ship. Charges of drunkenness are made against Commander Tilley, of lu tuila. ; - Ex Chief Justice Scott, of Wash ington.charged with criminal assault, proved an alibi. Miss Stone has been located in the mountains on the Turkish frontier, ajive and well. I.ipton's offer ; to : race Shamrock next year for the oup was rejected by the New York Yacht club. Colombian rebels fired on a British steamer at Tumaoo. A Seattle firm has been awarded a f2,000,000 contract for dredging and mproving the harbor of Manila. Fifteen Mexican artillery officers have been sent to France to study manufacture and manipulation of ordnance. , . , i Child instantly killed on the West Side railroad. Caleb Powers' second trial opened at Georgetwon. Sensation was sprung in the trial of ex-Chief Justice Scott, of Washing ton, A coord ng to the anthropologist, Al fredo Nioofore, a North Italian differs loss from a German than he does from a Cicillian. At a historio place not far from Albany, N. Y., a certain young man who is fond of having his name ap pear wherever it will be seen, care fully carved his initials, which hap pened to be "A. 8. " Some mean per son wrote direotly under it, "Two thirds of the truth. " FAMINE IN RU88IA. 782,000 Poods of Bye will Be Required to Relieve Dlitreis la One Province. St. Petersburg, Oct. 16. (Corres pondence of the Associated Press.) It can now b forseen that the wide spread crop failures, the consequent famine and tbe relief work of the government and of philanthropists will be engrossing subjects in this empire during the approaching winter .The word famine is not used in the official publications, which speak of famine-stricken districts as "places tnat are in an unfavorable condition as respects the harvests," but the facts that are freely admitted, show that the struggle to keep the peasant population alive until a new harvest will be harder than has been known since 1891-2. The extent of the disaster can be vaguely surmised from an inspection of the government re port, which names the province of Viatka as among those where there was an "insufficient harvest," and which gives tbe amount of govern mental assistance required at 782,000 poods 01 rye. s . ,, v FOUR CASE8 OF SMALLPOX, City Authorities Have Patients Under Sur ' :, . . , ' . veillsnce. Chehalis, Wash., Oct. 16. Four cases of smallpox have developed at unenalis within the past few days. The authorities took the matter in hand promptly and quarantined three houses. ine disease was brought here from Ellensburg. There is no general alarm or disturbance of busi ness, as nearly everyone was vacci nated when the scare first came, two years ago. . New cases that may de velop win 1)6 promptly quarantined by the city authorities. Smallpox. in a mild form, was prevalent in sev eral parts of the county for a long time alter its first apperance in 1899, but there has been none in Chehalis for over a year until now. and no cases are known to exist in any other part of the county. Three Deaths From Black Damp. Connellsville, Pa., Oct. 16. Black damp today caused the death of John Gilleland a miner, aged 50 years, and his two sons James aud Winfield.aged 11 and 15, at the mines of the Juniata Coke company, near Juniataville, The bodies were rescued, but in the effort John Nicholson, mine fireman, and John Baker.a fire boss, were over come by black damp and are in a precarious condition. James had climbed to the top of some of tbe boards surrounding the pit, which had been abandoned, when he was over come by a sudden gust of the fumes and fell in. The brother went to his rescue, and not returning, the father entered the pit. All three were over come immediatelyand were dead long bo I ore it was possible to send fresh air into tbe shaft and attempt a res cue. BenamiB Franklin's Great-Granddaughter. Philadelphia, Oct 16. Mrs. E. D. Gillespie, the great-granddaughter of Benjamin Frankl.:n, and one of the city's most prominent women, died at her home here aged 80 years. Her father, William John Duane,was secre tary of the treasury under President Jackson, and was summarily removed by the president for refusing to com ply with his order to remove the pub- publio funds from the bank of the United States. . Burglars Causa $25,000 Fire, Bluffton, O., Oct. 16. Burglars early today blew open the safe in the ofllceof tbe Bluffton Milling company here with ft large charge of dynamite The building - caught fire and the entire plant was destroyed, causing a loss of 925,000 It is said the burg lars got nothing. They fired two shots at the night operator, who at tempted to turn in a fire alarm, and then escaped. Anarchist Most One Year In PrUoa. New York, Oct. 16. Johann Most, the anarchist, was sentenced to one year in the penitentiary today in the court of special sessions for publishing in his paper, The rreUieit, a sedi tious article on the day folowing the shooting of the- late President Mc Kinley, China Pays the Indemnity. Pekin, Oct. 16. The Chinese plen- ipotentiaries today performed their last official act aud forwarded to the Spanish minister, who is the doyen of the diplomatic corps, a bond for the indemnity of 460,000,000 taels. Boer Forces Disappear. New . York, Oct. 16. Heavy rains have.temporarily interfered with the communication between the columns in the field, says a Dundee, Natal dis patch to the Mail, and it is believed that Botha's command, in trying to make its escape, has melted into small bands. Commandant General Botha and the main body of burghers, ac companied by three commandants, have reached Tengola forest, , near Luneberg, Transvaal. Cudahy Withdraws Reward. Omaha, Oct. 16. Edward A. Cud ,hv todav unconditionally withdrew the reward of f 25, 000, which he offered 10 months ago for the capture of the abductors of his son. At the suggestion of Mr. Cudahy and at the request of Chief of Police Donahue, the city council will take up tne mat- offer of f25,O0O for the arrest of the kiduapers. ' 1 NEWS OF THE STATE TEMS OF INTERE8T FROM ALL PARTS OF OREGON. Commercial and Financial Happenings of Im portance A Brief Review of the Growth and Impnrvcineiits of the Many Industries Throughout Our Thriving Commonwealth Latest Market Report. Umatilla county has 103 schools and nearly 3,000 school children. The slope is now down over 1,200 leet at the Beaver Hill mine. A Hubbard correspondent says the rudding river bridge will be rebuilt. B. C. Edwards' big log drive of 3, 500,000 feet for the Harrisburg saw mill haa reached its destination. The Empire Gold Mining company, of Portland, will station s $75,000 gold dredger on the John Day river. The Monument school board has decided to purchase new desks and make improvements on tbe grounds. A stamp mill will soon be put on the Merritt, Applegate & Leever quartz mine in the Elk Creek district. Through the kindness of Charles Martin, the citizens of Hubbard have access to over 1,500 books, which he has placed in the room over the poat- ollice. William Allen had the largest pota toes of the season on exhibition last week at Lostine. Among them were three that averaged three pounds and six ounces each. ; The oil fields above Vale are creat ing an excitement next to the famous Hig Bend gold fever a few weeks ago. More than 12,000 acres are now lo cated and half a dozen surveying parties are in the field. The hotels at v ale are crowded. The latest news . from the Malheur oil fields is to the effect that loca tions and locators have become so thick that the county recorder is obliged to insist that tbe applicants lorm in line and take their turn when they come to file their applications. Michael Primeau.a miner employed at the Bed Boy mine, was injured last week by the explosion of a cap that was placed on the wrong end of a tuse. A. small piece of copper imbed ded itself in his right thigh and ne cessitated his going to the hospital at Baker City. Sumpter's new hotel is nearine completion. City election at Albany will take place December 2. A lodge of Woodmen of the World has been organized at Milton. An institute of Jackson county teachers will be held at Ashland, October 16-18. A. A. Davis warehouse at Medford, which collapsed recently, will not be rebuilt until the grain in it, of which there is about 10,000 bushels, is sold. ' The onion crop of Milton is large. Several oarloadg have already been shipped out, mainly to Kansas and Nebraska. Probably 20, carloads will be shipped from Milton this season. Dr. N. G. Blalock, of Walla Walla, is purchasing large quantities of fruit throughout the Walla Walla valley and in the vicinity of Weston and Ath na. Portland Markets. Wheat Walla Walla, nominal 5353ic; bluestem, 54c; valley, 64. Flour beet grades, f2.653.a0 per barrel; graham, $2.60. Oats Old, 90$1 percental. Barley Feed, tl515.60; brewing, $16.00 per ton. Millstuffs Bran, $17 IS; mid dlings, $2021; shorts, $1920;chop, $16. ,; Hay Timothy, $111S; clover, $79.60; Oregon wild hay, $56 per ton. . . Butter Fancy creamery,2527)c; dairy, 1820c; store, 1215o per pound. " Eggs Storage 20c; fresh Zdzoo. Cheese Full cream, twins, 12 13c; Young America, 13X14o per pound. ,. , foultry unickens, mixed, 4.00; hens, $4.004.60; dresBed. 10 lie per pound; springs, $2. 00(3)3.60 per doien; ducks, $3 for old; $3.00 4.00 for young; geese, $69 per dosen; turkeys, live, 1215o; dressed. 10 12 Xo per pound. , Mutton Lambs, 9MO, gross; dressed, 66o per pound; sheep, $3.25, gross; dressed, 6o per lb. Hogs Gross,' heavy, fbB.2a; light, $4.795: dressed, 77Ko per pound. ; Veal Small. 89e; large, 7 7Xc per pound. - Beef Gross top steers, 13.00(34. W; cows and heifers, $3.003.50; dressed beef, 5H6aO per pound. Hops 8H9)io per pound. Wool Valley, 11 13Mo; Eastern Oregon, 812Ko j mohair, 2021o per pound. Potatoes $ l.lo per sack. Anthrax, the sixth plague of Egypt, mentioned in the bible, is ravaging the lower counties of South Dakota. The population ' of Nevada has shrunk to 42,000. The latest census bulletin shows that Chicago outclasses all the Other large cities in the number of deaths from railroad accidents. Its total for the census year is 830, while the combined total for nine other large H is only 486. ALASKA LINER ASHORE. Struck in a Dense Fog Passengers Not In Danger. . Vancouver, B. C, Oct. 15. In a dense fog the Canadan Pacific steamer Ha Ting, from Skagway to Vancou ver, went aBhore yesterday afternoon at Tucker Bay, Jams Island, and is now hard and fast on the rocks. The place i a small rocky islet lying to the northeast of Lasquetti Island, at the entrance to Sabine Strait, 49 miles north of Vancouver. When the steamer went ashore Cap tain Gosse was on watch, and first officer Newrotsos was on the bridge with the master of the vessel. The fog at the time waa ao dense that it was ' impossible to see 10 feet in any direction. The Ha Ting had on board 170 passengers, of whom 130 were first class and 40 second class. There was no panic when the steamer struck, and the passengers were soon made aware that there was no danger to be apprehended. After examina tion of the steamer, when it was found that she could not get off the. rocks by her own efforts, the captain started Pilot Gunns off to Vancouver in a ship's boat with four men. Gunns rowed down, arriving in Vancouver this afternoon. He met no steamer until his crew had rowed 35 miles distance, when a tug picked them up. The Ha Ting is a particularly good boat, having been brought from Hong Kong for the northern trade about eight months ago.. Her esti mated value is $240,000. The Ha Ting a Total Loss. Vancouver, B. C, Oct. 15. The latest reports from the steamer Ha Ting are to the effect that a big hole baa been discovered in tbe steamer's bottom. It is stated that at high tide the stern is under seven feet of water. The passengers have all been landed on adjacent islands. Canadian - Pa cific officials here have advices to the effect that the Ha Ting will be a total loss. ; Captain Gosse, who was in command, was considered a most care ful and successful navigator. This is his first accident. LETTER FROM PAT CROWE. He Win Surrender tt Bail U Placed at J500 : Letter Believed to be Genuine. Omaha, Oct. 15. Chief of Police Donahue has received a letter from Pat Crowe, naming the terms on which he will surrender. The letter came in the care of an Omaha news paper in which it ia published, and covers 15 closely written pages of manuscript. The postmark is illeg ible, but the letter was mailed at 8 o'clock in the morning, and reached this city at 8 o'clock in the evening of that day, indicating that it had not traveled a long distance. In the let ter Crowe agrees to give himself up and stand trial for the kidnapping of Eddie Cudahy, providing he ia not locked up until a jury shall adjudge -him guilty. He says he is unable to furnish bond in excess of $500, and demands that bail be fixed in that sum. : Chief Donahue expresses himself as satisfied that the letter came from Crowe. Donahue has known Crowe for several years, is acquainted with his manner of handwriting and style of expression. The Chief also re ceived a letter from Crowe's uncle at Manchester, Ia., submitting similar terms for ; Crowe's surrender, which leads the police to believe that they are dealing with the right man. Crowe, in his letter, takes tbe detect ive agencies to task, defying them to attempt his arrest. AFAIRS IN AFFGHANISTAN. New Ameer's Brothers Did Not Acquiesce in His Accession. . . London. Oct. 15. According to official intelligence from the Ameer of Bokhara," says a dispatch from St. Petersburg to the ' Daily Telegraph, "the brothers of Habib Ullah Khan left Cabul secretly with their par tisans the moment their father died, and therefore cannot be said to have acquiesced in the accession of their brother. Habib Ullah, indignant at their flight, has taken measures to defend the capital and sent strong de tachments to prevent their return or to endeavor to capture them as rebels. He has further resolved to ask assistance of Emperor Nicholas and the Ameer of Bokhara. " ; Maintaining Order at Cabul. London, Oct. 15. "A large Af ghan force haa been assembled around Cabul and is maintaining order," says a dispatch to the Daily Mail from Simla. "Habib Ullah Khan has appointed a special guard for each European in Cabul, directing that the guards shall answer with their lives for the ' safety of their charges. "The Indian government has postponed the usual move to Cal cutta, and Lord Curzon has indefi nitely postponed his projected tour. " Second Cold Medal Ha Has Won. Olympia, Oct. 14. For the second time in his career W. O. Bush, a pio neer of Thurston county, has won a gold medal at the great expositions of the world. Mr. Bush has been awarded the gold medal at the Pan American exposition for the best in dividual agricultural exhibit. Mr. Bush, at the Chicago world's fair, wona similar medal, lor the sumo form of exhibit.