nnxir 111 on -VOL. XVrIIJ. ST. HELENS, OKEG ON, 1T1UDAY, OCTOBEIt 25, 1001 NO. 45. f1 I - , Mr1 CIUrTKH IIL-Cotilluiid) Quickly ttirniiitf from th desk, Hubert placed i hand mi tli shoulder of l'iu-U Duke, who knelt moaning it old mas ter'a aide, - i "Curia Duke," tin said, "you know win-re Detective. Hellar lives oil Prince ilmt. Hurely yon do tint believe ni Itiilliy of ymir master' murder." Cun you Ink Mr. Hi'llnr this miter The assassin of your waster ttltiat be brought to Justice, Ar yon stroiia; riiotmb" j "Yen, yes. Mure Hubertl "Owl IiIwmi feu. I can't llv limit; hut I ran'l dl (ill the i murderer of ole master stand on th mil ow, mill Mara Lanif th than to tiring bllil there. ; j Th old man rot to lil feet mid hast ened out lb rear dour of the bull a the front door 0M'iu d. Hurried footstep wer beard, and Her- man Craven, bamheadvd and In bia alilrt eleeve, when ho hud lift tho house, rushed Into the library, followed by Hlla CTiibln the sheriff of th county, and two or Wsovimil.-s, I.HuhiiiK and war, lr. Norciini and ('orouer Field follow' d Ihriii, and behind runic several of tb ueftibhor, who bad lwen roused. "lie baa B 't tied:" cried Herman. , "Tbwe, sheriff, (here aland the murderer of my uncle, rnuifht red-banded lu the act!" ' A heart-rendliiir moan bunt from th breast of the banker's ilatiahter. "There l liiliK mystery her." she cried. Thoiiuli Hubert wa taiiiln over my father' lircio rorm with th bloody wihikiu In hl hand that bereft lilm of life, wbti my roimlu and I entered this room, yet do 1 feel assured that he la not guilty of my father's murder. Ob, God! Myowudear father murdered! It aceoia Incredible, yet ther lie bit remain," and poor Hutiir burst into frtb imroiyam of itrh-f. Mr, MitwIh and .Morn Htwl, niKhbori acrmiiimiilc il by iwo othrr ladit-a, b-r tu trrrd I ho room, and th wit'iUiig girl waa bonw from th library. ir. Noniiiii had aJviiuvd and waa tx minluK tb body of tb niiiriU ritl man. "HiK-ain. bt no man have th bmiw,' aald tb ulicrllT, "I dcilai." h addiHl, "thla affulr la t-rrllili, and to think that you, Itolwrt t'atiiilH-ll, abould b chargad With tb niurd.r," "Tb rhargo of Iloniion Cravsn la ut terly falw, and be knowa It to lie ao," aaid ItulH-rt. "rlurrly. yon, Bbrrlff Cobb. - who bar known m all my llft, can care brlicr nif gnilty of th niur.l.-r of tb father of the young lady who will be come my wife," "Your wife!" en-lnlmed Herman. "The wlfa of ber futber'a murdererT Nerer! And toiler me, neither bad my nnele lived, would hla ilnnghter bar heroine your wife-that la, with bl conaeut; . bllt " : Her the tall form of T,ang Hellara, the great Southern dotevtire, atood In the doorway, Mke a flash hla keen eye took In, not only rrery peraoa, but every object that th room eontaiiied ere hia deep rolee broke IImiu the lillliea that lierradml it. "Not lne th murder at Mulberry," he oWrred, "haa ther been aa atrwloua a crime comntltted In the old North Btnte; Dor did I belier thut a acouiidrel, with tb malignity of Ward Ijcnnox, yet enraed th commonwealth with hi preaeni-. , 1 waa clearly mialnken." "Great work waa that of your on that ae, Mr. tMlora," aaid the doctor, "(IcmIb! Yoa rearned Herbert Kuaaell. eren from the gallowa trap; and men then Ward cheated the galluwa," "To dah hia bralna out at the abutment of Hilton bridge," aaid Hellnra, "mid aink Wneatb the turbid water of the Capo fear, lint till la a bolder deed. A aail or'a knife the blnde thruat home to the victim' heart Ilnve yon taken any atepa here,' Hherlff Cobbi" "I waa arouaed and ammnoned ber by th murdered nian'a nephew, wlio de nounced Robert CiinipUdl aa tlie murder er. II aaaure mo that he caught him red-handed In the act) but may 1 ak what tirlnga yon here, Lung Helium V" "If Hubert Campbell la the murderer of onr old friend here, then I am auuimoned by hi murderer. In the Mulberry cnae, It waa the murderer of Dr. 'J'nylor who engaged my aervli-ea to ferret out the criminal, and In the end I brought the crime home to bia own door." , "I think there ran lie no doubt aa to hla guilt," aald Herman. "It roiild have been no other than Hubert Campbell," and here Herman, uninterrupted by Hubert, made a atntuieut of the facta, aa already relat ed, in ao far a bia entrance Into the room waa concerned, and na'to what met bia borrilii d gnic na ha eroaaed the threahold. "You atate that you entered the hoiiae at ten o'clock," aald the detective; "that yon fonnd your unrle in thla room, and left biia aeated at hia deak when you. retired?" ' "Kiaetlyt Mr. Sellnra." "Were thuac window, opening on tho lawn on the raat aide of the limine, rained at that time, aa they are now?" . ; "They" were, Mr. Belliira, to admit tho air." . . ' . "One moment, gentlemen," anld Lang, aa he atepped to the door. "Calhan!" The black face of a powerfully built, but deformed II lid citrioimly count rueted . negro apeand. . . . t. . -., , "Look for fiKitprluta tinder the window on the eaat aide of the house," anld Hel ium, "You have your dark lantern V", "Ye, Mar I,ntig," od tl" negro a gone, "Kollow the 4ilKKer and aee what yon con learn, Lnuuliig," anld the aheriff. "1 cannot Underatand, I,nng Sellnra," ho con tinued, "why you alwnya bring that de formed erebu Into your caaea." ; "I can," aald Sellnt, qulftiy. f'I-'or fol lowing a troll, be tt either of man or beast, hia count cannot be found In nil the Huiiiiy Booth. Well, Herman, you atato thut von retired at ten o'clock?" "I did, and my uncle' crlea of help arouaed me. I hastily aprang from my bed, pulled on my trouaera, thruat my feet Into my allnnera and d imbed from my room. My uncle's crlea had arouaed hi Daughter. I knocked on her room door ami railed her. She Jollied inc, and together w tleaccuded the atujraV; f t . ; ' 5 ! "vn Ullered bl Ufa waa being aalled'f ' . , , Kar from It. I auppoaed one of bia acuta attack of rheumatism bad aelzed bim." .. t ' , ... .. "When you retired you left no on be- iow who your uneler" "No one, i. I think the aerranti, tren, bad retired." , "Your uncle waa expecting no one?" l ertaliily not. . H alated that be abould aiKin retire." 1 t "Herman Craven," aald Kobort, looking uiui iuii in me eyea, "did not your oucle Inform you that he-waa tipectiug me ber after ten o'clock, and that I would bring with me money with which to take up a note of ten thousand dollara?" "Me did not," anld Herman. "lie informed me that be did, when he admitted ine to the house. Did yon not Bear my summons at th door 7" "Your summons? You mad no aura tnons," "Did you not hear Hie door bell not fiv minute before you deaceuded the talra?" "The door bell baa not been sounded to night." "Mara I.ang. 1-1 The voice was Hannah's, but ah halted aa suddenly aa ahe bad commenced, and atood, an ashy pallor on her couuteuauce, quaking aa with fear. All eyea were at once fixed aa the trem bling uegreas. Hut one person in the room had rauxht the quick meaning glance that Herman Craven had cast In her direction, and not ed that that glance bad sealed th llpa of the negreaa. - , . . ' What were you about to aay. Han- nab?" Nothing, Mara I.ang, nothing.'' and Hannah went weeping from the room. lloliert I autiibell now told of bia call at the bank that afternoon, and related the aiilmeuuent events, aa be had to Hattie. Twelve thoueaud five hundred dollara I a coualderahl sum," aald Laug, "and thla money thla bag of colnf There ia no evidence that he bad a bag of coin in bi possession," aald the aheriff. ' "Certainly not," anld Long; "but It ia evident that tbia note waa this day paid. If you are familiar with Alvin Delto- aette'a signature, you will recognize. It, here. You ran establiah the fact that yoa left th ei press office a few miuutea be fore you entered thia house, aa you atate, Kohcrt?" 'Certainly. ' Mr. Deltosette, then, to-night had con sented to th marriage of hla daughter and yourself?" lie had, Mr. Bellara, and expressed much satisfaction at the prospect of our union." ' I know that statement to be false!" cried Herman, "for thla very day at the bank my nucle aaid to me: 'Herman. I am getting to lie an old man. My fond est wish ia that I may lire to see you and my loved daughter united. You may Judge, gentlemen, If a few hour later be would have consented to hla daughter a nmrrlaga with the wretch who haa mur dered him." "Marl Craven by name and nature, you know yon lie!" cried Robert, and but for the strong arm of Sellars he would bare felled him to the floor,.,, "l'd'haps," sold Herman, shrinking hack, "yon will deny that Haiti fainted after we had entered thia room, and I hud denounced you a the murderer of my uncle. You would bare alaiu me also, had I not hnstrned from the house with the cry of murder," "You yourself beat know the falsity of your charge," replied Robert. "I only pray that the perpetrator of thla bloody deed may be brought to answer for hla crime on the gallows, and I have an abid ing faith lu Mr. Hellara' ability to aolve thla mysterlotiM murder." "And I." snid the doctor. "This bag of coin you atate that yon placed" , "On the deak, before Mr. Deltosette, wheu I left bim to attend the door, Mr. Sellnrs." ; .."Weil!" "When I returned to the room I found th bunker gasping hia lust and the bag of coin gone," "What evidence have you," asked the sheriff, "that you had a bag of colu?" "Yes! Yes!" exclaimed Herman. "What evidence have yon of that fnct?" "None," said Robert, "save my word and thla cancelled note. Aa I have staled, there ia evidence thnt I left the express office with a bog of coin," Hy directions of tho coroner, the body of the banker And been borne to hi cham ber and laid on the bed, "The inquest will b held at tea 'o'clock to-morrow," he an id. "Until which time I ahall hold Robert Campbell lu custody," aaid the sheriff. "I approve of your courae," observed the detective. "Circumstances would Indi cate that he Is the murderer." "Yon, Mr, Hellnra? . Yon believe me guilty?" exclaimed Robert, for the first time alarmed. "I kuow a murder baa been commit ted," aaid Seilara. "If your statement is true, a robbery also. You are lu the cus tody of the aherllT." "At leant I can give bond for my ap pearnnce to-morrow?" sold Robert. "There la no bond admissible in thia case, young man," observed the aheriff. "Come, you must accompany me. You must foregu your trip to Baltimore." "I had abaundoned tho idea of making It," anld Hubert. "You can scarce believe me ao heartleaa a to leave my afnauced'i aide In her affliction.".' "Yoirwlll bo at no great distance from Miss Deltosette while you are In my cue tody," the sheriff aaid, aa he linked aruu with his prlsoiier. Hubert cant one glance at the detective; but in hla stern face ho read no hope, and moaning; "My love! my Hntliel My poor old mother and my alster," with bowed bend he accompanied the sheriff from the room. . . ' : Bellars followed them, and at the outer door the two deputies Joined the party, while the dark figur of Calbaa, who waa ittlng oo th lower step of th ataxia arose, "Any footprint on the grans under those window, Calban?" aaked Bellar. "None, Mara Lang, none. Leastwise, none that I can see." "Yon found none, Lannlng?" "I was not quite sure, aheriff. You aee, there haa been no rain recently, and It was hard to determine. I thought 1 would examine at daylight." "It la uscloHa," aaid Sellara; "thcr are non there," "Robert! Robert!" The cry came from the white llpa of Hattie, who had de aceuded tho stulra. "Yea, darling; be brave, and have faith In the one who lovea you, for until the Inquest ahall have been held, I am a pris oner In the hand of the sheriff. I am deemed the murderer of your dear fath er." , "It la false!" moaned Hattie, a the twined her arm about hia neck. "Ood Mesa you, dear Hattie. Mr. Sel lara". ' I ,.: The detective took her hatf-unconscioua from hia arms, and, with the words: "Do not wait for me, Bheriff Cobb; there are other links to thia chain. We yet know, but that a murder baa been committed; presumably you have the criminal In cus tody. Calban, remain where you are. Ring the door bell If any one aave Dr. Norcum and those who entered the house since you have been here pns out," con veyed her into the house and closed the door. A be turned from It with hia aenseles burden the agitated form of Hannah, the negreaa, confronted bim. "Mara Lung, I " "Not a word, Hannah, not a word," anld Sellars, quickly, "not to a living soul. Do not leave the bouse. Never be alone. I know your inn-ret. Silence, and wait!" (To be coutiuued.) BOOKKEEPING IN BABYLONIA. Intprriahabl Records of an Ancient , Huslnos firm. Paper and Ink are perishable things, like certain other "modern Improve ment," but some or the clay tablet used by earlier clvllixntlona atlll sur vive. In the burled city of Nippur American explorer have recently found In one room more than seven h ii ml red of them, the business record a of a rich Arm of merchant, Cluranuu Sou. , These documents are dated In the reigns of Artaxerxea I. 413-425 B. C.) and Darlua II. (413-405 It. C). The tablce are of various alxea, some resem bling the ordinary cake of eon 5 of com merce. They are covered with cunei form character, clear and distinct aa when the bookkcepera of Ulurasbti la scribed them, twenty-five hundred year ago. Among them la this guaranty for twenty years that an emerald is so well set that It will not fall out: ' "Uel-ahiddlua and Iiul-shutnu, sons of Bel, and Hfltlu, son of Haitian, apoke unto Bel-undlnahuiiia, sou of Moraahu, aa follows: 'As concerns the gold ring act with an emerald, we guarantee that for twenty years the emerald will not fall out ot ring. If It should fall out before the explrntlou of twenty years. Hel-ablddlna (and the two others) shall pay to Bcl-nadlnahumu an Indemnity of ten tuana of sliver,' " . :. Then follow tha names of seven wit nesses and of an ofllclnl who la de scribed aa "the scribe of the Concord ance of Proper Names." The docu ment concludes with the thuinb-uall marks of the contracting parties. There are also lea sea ot various kinds and contracts for the sale of sun-dried bricks and other merchandise, and for (he loan of aved corn and oxeu for plowing.;.- ... ;- . - ; ' Queen's Dreaa Old-Faahluned. Queen Victoria baa a horror of velvet and cannot bear lo touch it, None Of the furniture In the royal pnlnces ia covered will) the fabric, ami nil her Majesty's gowns are made of the rich est silks and brocades, but no velvet la ever permitted to be among them. For over thirty years the Queen has nerer cliuuged her cut or style of dress. She weara the same fashions as when the Prince Consort died, and probably noth ing would perauudu ber to ultcr the custom now and don fushloiiuLile rai ment. At the lust jubilee her daughters Were able to modify the sleeves of their mother's "procession" dress and to get her Into a bonnet that was actually be coming, but now she bns gone buck to the old styles, and uo one can iniike ber budge. The materials used to make tip these dowdy clothes are the richest and finest to be procured In Loudon shops, and, wheu ornamented with the splen did laces ami embroideries In the Queen's possession, Victoria does not look otherwise tbnu queenly, even If her figure has bceu wickedly described as a feather bed tied lu the middle. But then she la privileged to go without any shape. : " ;i" '" ' .... Wirnw Hair icks. The barracks nt Warsaw, erected by the RuhbIiiu C.urs to hold In check the unruly Poles, are by far the most spa- i cloua lu the world. The guns In the walla facing the city, could easily level the capital of old Poland to the ground, while the garrison maintained, num bering nearly 40,000 troops, could over awe any rebellion, unices the conspira tors had aid from outside. The barracks cover some o,000 acres lu the highest portion of the suburbs. The barracks at Aldcrahot, unguiua, are me aecoua largest In the world, having accommo dations for 20,000 troops, unit covering 4,000 acres. The Currugh barracks', at KUdure, In Ireland, are lu ten squares, each of which haa sufficient space for an entire regiment and Its officers. According to M. Adhcmar Leclere, French resident In Kratla, Cambodia, the Puougs, wild people of thnt coun try, have the type of the North Ameri can Indiana. They believe lu a God, whom they call ltrah, and lu another life and In ghosts. They cut almost every klud of flesh, nud make an Intoxi cating drluk from rice. They smoke a wild tobacco In wooden pipes, lueir souse of smell la so keen that they pro fess to know Individual animals by It, They have neither music nor dauce. EVENTS OF THE DAY FROM THE FOUR QUARTERS OF THE WORLD, k Comprchctuivt Review of th Important Happenings of the Past Week Presented la a Condeased form Which l Moat , Likely to Prove of Interett to Our Many , . Readers. .. ........ ' ' J Kitchener calls for more troops. Texas man and his son killed in a street duel nt Waco. Yale University holds a bi-centen nial celebration, " Burglars secure $75,000 in stamps trom unicago postolhce vault. Great Northern '" annual reports show a falling off lit net income. A Turk in San Francisco instantly killed a girl and then shot himself, Sir Thomas Upton, will enter no yacht lor the America s cup next fall. Geimtitia discuxsed the "American danger" in connection with the new tariff. Systematic embezzlement of govern ment supplies discovered at Fort Keogh, Minn. Joe Levy and two Frenchwomen ar rested at Baker City for implication in murucr at lloiae. ' A valuable gold watch and a wallet containing zu sovereigns were stolen from the royal yacht Ophir in Halnax. All tho property of the Northern racilie mitiiect to hre has been in surcil. The policy is for 120.000,000. j Progress in negotiations for a new Hour ami saw mill at Astoria lie ! lujed by refusal of promoters to pay uigh prices for sites... - . . Munjuis I to arrived atM'aahiugton Religions exercise opened the Yale bi-centennial. Came law of Washington is thought to be detective. Cuba's imports show a decrease, the exK.irts an increase. Kaiii storms did much damage to property nt hkagway. Famine conditions are proclaimed in five more Russian districts. Oricving over her dual life caused a Chicago woman to kill 'herself. There is a possibility that the threat ened miners' strike in France may be averted, v ; . .,, . Admiral Bowles recommends that the Havana drydoek be sent to the t uilippines. ' , Another plot to ''slaughter Ameri cans in Saniar waa frustrated. Rei forcomenss are: being rushed to the island. American troops there an ticipate hard righting. Kx-Governor Fillsbury, of Minne sota, is dead. Five men wore killed by an acci dent in the New York subway. London , police are guarding the Jack-sons to prevent a lynching. The French government is prepar ing for trouble in the coal fields. England and Russia come to an agreement on the Afghan question. Bulgarian Minister Sainton protests against Consul Dickinson's o' arges. Oregon butter in. tins comes in for first honors at Pan-American exposi tion. " The Agricultural department is planning to develop the industries of Hawaii. Five hundred bolomon attacked a detachment of the Ninth Infantry in Saniar, killing 10 and wounding 6. The insurgents were repulsed, leaving many dead on the field. Aguinaldo is posing aa a martyr. ' Famine riots have broken out in Russia, The typhoon at Manila , was the worst in 20 years. , "A Japanese pirate ship starts on a cruise from Formosa. Threats wore made against Judge CantriU at the Powers trial. t;, Nicaragua buys a half million dollar cruiser from Germany, ; Three men were injured in a trolley car collision on tho Vancouver line. Chester Anderson crushed to death on Morrison street bridge, Portland. Secretary Gage was the principal speaker before the bankers' conven tion. . : The navy department asks for an appropriation of nearly $100,000,000. The new Manohurian treaty , is on the lines of the one lately with drawn by Russia. , Quarantine officer reports 909 lepers and 104 clean persona in the Molokai settlement in Hawaii: Organizations auxiliary to the Mo Kinley memorial association are be ing formed throughout the country.. An English clergyman, was obliged to pay duty on a box of souvenir pam phlots intended for distribution at Yale. The petrified forests of Arizona were recently examined anew under tho direction of the general land olfico. The silicified logs lie in the greatest abundance within an area of eight square miles in Apache county. In some places they lie more thickly than they could have stood while living aa trees, and it is thought that they must have been carried there by a BWift currant of water in the mes oscoic age. . KITCHENER WANT8 MEN. Call Is for Trained Mounted Soldiers Ru mors of Dewefl Death Discredited. London,Oct.23. The Daily Express learns that Lord Kitchener has wired an urgent demand to the war office for more trained mounted men. British Accused of Brutality. New York, Oct. '23, A London Times special to the New York Times says: Referring to the fresh outbreak of Anglophobia in Vienna, a corres pondent of the Austrian Capital quotes the especially influential Cath olio organ, The Vaterland, which publishes an article headed : "Lord Kitchener as a Hangman." It says the commmander-in-chief of the British forces in South Africa, in despair of being able to conquer the Boera by honest war, has for a long time had recourse to brutality. His bloodthirstyness was formerly re- strained by the British government. but it now appears that a free hand has been given to him. The Vaterland goes on to say that the announcement that Command- ant General Botha will meet violence by reprisals will convince all that the Boers are not intimidated, but only exasperated by Lord Kitchener's in humanity. The sanguinary seed sown by the British Commander will pro duce a harvest of blood and none can blame the Boer leaders if they have recourse to a terrible tribution Martial Law Regulations. Capetown, Oct. 23. The regula tions of martial law, which have just been published, provide that the ordi nary law shall hold good as far as pos sible with necessary restrictions re- Raiding the movement of persons dealing in contraband, the possession of firearms and explosives, etc. Let tcrs and telegrams are subject to cen sorship. , The regulations are admin istered by the civil authorities. Discredit Ramon of Dewet's Death. The Hague, Oct. 23. The former residents of the Transvaal who are now in this city entirely discredit the rumors of the death of General JLe- Wewct, emanating from Durban, Na tal. .'.''.'," ' SUICIDE OF A 8ERGEANT. Graved Over Hit -Approaching Separation '; From Army Lite. Salt Lake, Oct. 23.--Grief over sep aration from army . life, with which he bad been associated for 40 years, and to which he was ereatly attached, is believed to have been the direct cause of the suicide at Fort Douglas of August Lange, ordnance sergeant. La nsre was to have been retirea witn- in a few days.and rather than re-enter civil life he hanged himself in one of the buildings Of the fort. . Lange, who was 61 yearn of age, enlisted at the outbreak of the civil war, partici pating in many of its historic battles, and waa wounded during the battle of Spottsylvama. In later years be took part in numerous campaigns against W estern Indians, and tor the past 10 years has been ordnance sergeant at Fort Douglas. He left a widow and two grown daughters, who reside in this city. : - GREAT DISCOVERY. One Arc Lamp With Microphone Attachment Will Tranunit Sounds Through Another, St. Petersburg, Oct. 23. A member of the faculty of Moscow Imperial Technical school recently discovered that a microphone attached to an elec tric lamp by wire will transmit sounds through the medium of another arc lamp. Repeated experiments were made in which the two lamps were separated by a thick wall. The in ventor read in a low voice a lecture on his discovery, and his words, spoken into the microphone, were comfortably audible in the next room. V itti char acteristic carelessness, the Russian newspapers failed to state whether the lamps were burning, but it is probable that this is to be assumed. Australia May Build Challenge Boat New York, Oct. 23. R. A. Watson, formerly of Canada and now of Syd ney, N.S. W., at an informal reception given him. by the Nonpareil Rowing club, said that tlie recent races Be tween the Columbia and Shamrock II. were the greatest that had ever taken place in any waters. He added that on his return to Australia he would try to form a wealthy syndicate to build a boat and challenge for the cup from Australia. Delighted With New Ameer. New York, Oct. 23. The Simla correspondent of the New York Times ays the envoy from Cabul at that city reports all quiet in Afghanistan. The envoy ndds that the people are delighted with the new Ameer, and declares that the accession of Habib UUnh was like a feast after fast, which graphically describes the situ ation, the Afghans having apparently accepted Habib Ullah with a sense of relief after Ameer Abder Rahmans inflexible rule. Brave Revolutionists. Now York. Oct. 23, A Panama conespondent of the Herald says: A party of revolutionists, said to be led by General Lugo, appeared on the heights in sight of La Boca, which is a few miles from Panama. The party waved a red flag and then disappeared. Government troops were sent after the party, but the latter could not be found. The government soldiers are now stationed in La Boca. NEWS OP THE STATE TEMS OF INTEREST FROM ALL PARTS OF OREGON. Commercial and Financial Happening! of Im portance A Brief Review of the Growth and Improvements of the Many Industries Throughout Our Thriving Commonwealth Latest Market Report The new Catholic church at Wood- burn was dedicated. Oregon supreme court bands down three important decisions. A Chinaman was brutally beaten and robbed of $70 at Meacham. Oregon railroad will promote home fattening of hogs for local markets. Machinery for boring for oil to a depth of l,btX) feet is being placed on a farm near Toledo. . , . The United States weather bureau has taken a 10-year lease on a tract of land in Astoria on which to erect a signal tower. The total output of young aalmon from the hatcheries tributary to the Columbia will be about 60,000,000 fish this year. . . A Hood River apple grower gath ered 60 boxes of apples from 4-year old trees and found less than a box of wormy fruit. A Salem man waa attacked by a foot pad, but gave the robber such a drubbing that the latter was hardly able to get away, Crook county is fast coming to the front as a cattle raising country. One raiser recently sold 60 head at 22 and 00 head of yearling betters at $24. One of the heavy prune raisers of Cow Creek valley haa completed his prune drying. He haa 71,000 pounds. He Bold the entire lot in sacks at cents. ,- , ..... ,.. . ... Officers of the Klamath reserva tion have been spending several days past in a thorough but fruitless search over Southern Oregon for four Indian girls and three boys who ran away from the Klamath school. - For the first time in its history Mt. Angel college has a football team. The Phoenix mine in the Green horn district haa been sold for $80,000, The new filter plant for the Oregon City water system is being installed. Part of the Oregon City paper mills are shut down on account of low water. The run of silversides in the Colum bia is as large aa ever, and quality nrst-class. About 1,500,000 pounds of prunes have been received at salem, and they are still coming by the wagon load. Renresentntivea of Milwaukee cap italists will arrive soon to negotiate with . the incorporators ol tne pro jected electric railway between Sumpter and Bourne. The superintendent of the Badger mine, of nusanviiie, has laid off a large 'number of the hands. It is likely that a larger force than ever will soon be put to work. . So far thia season steelhead salmon have not made their appearance in the South Fork and Wallowa rivers. It is said that a dam has been placed at the mouth of Salmon river which prevents them from going up into those streams.' Portland Markets. Wheat Walla Walla, nominal 64(9 54 c; bluestem, 65c; valley, 55. Flour best grades, $z.fja3.00 per barrel: graham, $2.60. x. Oata Old, U$1 per cental. Barley Feed, $1515.50; brewing, $16.00 per ton. Millstuffs Bran, 117 18; mid dlings, $2021 ; shorta, $1920; chop, $16. Hay Timothy, $11(313; clover, $79.50; Oregon wild hay, $5g3 per ton.'-v r Butter Fancy creamery, 25 27Vc; dairy, 1820c store, 1415o per pound. Eggs Storage zutgzzc; iresn zoo. Cheese Full oream, twins, 12 Ji 13o; Young America, 13)14o per pound. - foultryunicnens, mixea, z.oug 3.00; hens, $4.00; dressed, 9llo per pound; springs, $3.00 per dozen; ducks, $3 for old; $3.O04.OO for young; geese, $6g7 per dozen; tur keys, live,10llo; dressed. 108l2)o per pound. Mutton Lambs, 8)io, gross; dressed, 66o per pound; sheep, $3.25, gross; dreased, 6c per lb. Hogs Gross, heavy, $6 6. 25; light, $4.7o5; dressed, 11q per pound. Veal Small. 88)c; large, 7 7)a'o per pound. Beef Gross top steers, $3.60400; cows and heifers, $3.0O3.50; dressed beef, 5HSsO per pound. Hops 81060 per pound. Wool Valley, ll13Xo; Eastern Oregon, 812'c; mohair, 20 21c per pound. rotatoes jj(si.ivi per saca. Eleotric cab service in Paris has proved very unprofitable. It is said that the losa so far represents $900,- 000. Germany imports vast quantities of red wine each year for mixing with wines of her own growth. In 1900 4,788 tons were imported from Italy for; this purpose, l.dlw tons from France 1,272 tons from Greece, 4,878 tons from - Austria-Hungary, and 8,478 tons from Spain ; FAMINE IN RUSSIA. Government Relief It Necessary In Flv More Suffering Districts. Bt. Petersburg, Oct. 22. Acting under additional information from the governor of the province of Sa mara, the minister of the interior has officially proclaimed famine condi tions in five more districts in this province. This means that the bad harvest has already made itself so keenly felt that a special medical and relief organization is deemed neces sary for these districts. It is likely that the list will be added to from time to time during the winter. The minister also published today a detailed report about the relief given -to seven Siberian districts. Forty thousand roubles were assigned. The present indications are that little in formation about the famine will be published in Russian papers which is not given out by the minister of the interior. The papers have been given to understand that incorrect informa tion or "colored" articles about the famine will not be tolerated, and the Russian editors know when they have been spoken to. The bad harvests in portions of Siberia last year and this year has had the effect of turning a part of the tide of Siberian emigra tion back toward Russia. According to an official source, 77,745 emigrants and 519,721 men whom the peasant communes sent to spy out the land went to Siberia between January 1 and September 17, and ! 19,788 emi grants and 12,619 envoys returned. . In addition to famine a circum stance that deters emigration and occasions the return of many is the exhaustion of available farm land. It is a fact that is not sufficiently un derstood abroad that portions of Si beria are already fully occupied. Thia is true . of nearly all good and conveniently accessible agricultural land in West Siberia. Recent settlers have been assigned lands distant from the railroad or navigable rivers, or have received forest and marsh lands which it would not pay them to till under present conditions. With additional railways, with new markets for West Siberian grain in the' East Siberian, Mongolian and Manchurian mining region, and with better modes of cultivating the ground there will be room for more settlers in West Siberia, but the plain truth is that there is little room for peasants there now. SENTENCED TO BE HANGED. A Case of Unusual Depravity In th Army In the Philippine Islands. Washington, Oct. 21 George A. Raymond, an American and formerly a private in the Forty-first Volunteer infantry, was tried by military commis sion in the Philippines a short time ago on a triple charge of murder, rape and robbery and sentenced to be hanged. The records in this case, of unusual depravity, have just ,: been received at, the . war department. Upon the muster out of the Forty-first regiment, Ramond went to the prov ince of Pampanga and endeavored to organize a band of outlaws among his former comiadea. May 7, while he was riding along a road near the bar rio of San Jose with Henry Bohn.who had also been a private in the Forty first -Infantry, and with whom he assumed to be on friendly relations, Raymond treacherously turned on his companion and killed him with hia revolver and then emptied the dead man's pockets. Two days afterward, in company with two privates of the rorty-tirst, Raymond, garbed ip the uniform of a United States Army offi cer, entered the premises of a peace ful native and robbed him of saddles, bridles and three horses. . .On the night of May 9 Raymond forced hia way into the home of a respectable native girl and assaulted her; In reviewing this case and approving the sentence of death. General Chaffee said: "The depravity and dangerous criminal properties of the accused.in- volving in the short space of three days the robbery of a helpless native, the licentious violation of a respect able girl and the treacherous assassi nation of a comrade from motives of pure avariciousnesa, calls for but one fitting punishment. , ... Hay Crop Burning. i La Crosse, Wis.,Oct. 22. Lata this afternoon fire was discovered in the hay lands which surround the city. The flames are now burning every thing before them, and the hremen are powerless, owing to the fire being outside the city limits and beyond water service. 'Ihousandaof tons of hay will be lost. i. Murderous Robbers Caught. . Middlesboro, Ky., Oct. 22. George, Gray was today arrested as principal and George Eaton as an accomplice in the shooting and robbery of P. T. Colgan, paymaster "of the Virginia Coal and Coke company last week at Middlesboro. Colgan 'was robbed while on his way to the furnaces from the bank. Eaton made a partial con fession, implicating three other men and a woman. It is said the woman has fled into Harlan county with the monev. Russia Will Not Intervene. London, Oct. 23. Referring to the movements of Prof. F. de Maartens, of the University of St. Petersburg, who is alio a member of the Russian privy council, the Brussels correspond ent of the Standard denies that he has any mission from the Russian government bearing upon the South African situation, and asserts that Boer circles in Brussels discredit the possibility of Russian intervention.