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CHAPTER V. .---'
"Who baa Hit key to the attl of tb
koussT" ! 11m aetecttv. wuo tnjr
L.J JdMMjuulaMl frttlfl tha iiIhum. jd
uMiu Until, mastsr; bt aakrd me (or
It jri-sli-ruajr morning.
" tbr mow Ihita onT , ...
'No. uimli'r, nlr do on.M
"Com 'round here on III east al of
Ibr boiiM. la that yoit, Calban 7"
uv.. Im t.tttiif II 1'itlhan " '-.
"No one ha left iht house, sav those
"No, Muni Lsiis.
"Now. . llniiiinli, who murdered your
glMlrJ" '. : , " '
"I don't know that, Mars Lio." '
"l'ou (to know who ran1 the door bll;
but do you mean wbsa liobort Campbell
"No, Mira Lang, no. I dtden know Mr
Robert in In d houM till after 1 hard
dt bell; but be must bav been, for It was
a that went to do door, nun not nv min
utes after, when 1 went to da door of d
library, dor he tood. with tie bloody knife
la bla band, and Mar Herman 'cuslng
him of Murderi)' Water." .
"Waa that tin drat yea knew of bla be
luf In th bor', ..'
"Walt, Mara I.an. I bad been doiln'
In d kitchen. Millie bad (on upatalra to
bed, and wbu I wake up I thought I'd
aee If ob inaater had (on to bed, ml put
out de light IB dt ball, You aee, I know
d, uao' luk had (on to bed, M I pawed
through th dining mom and ont Into tb
ball. How-how, 1 bsiuwn lw B- I
apnea I waa lookln' at d hangln' lamp;
but I need tomeou standi' on d Starrs,
about ftv atept down. I bad on long
while night gown. At first, I thought It
waa Mian H.ltle; but then I aed It waa
too Ull and big for her, and do balr on
b bead waa too blark and abort. I waa
Jeet about to aneak when de person on de
ttalr bent ober, aldeway like, and reach
ed out on arm, and wld de band aalaed
kle of d wire dat lead to de bell at d
lower end of de hall and pulled It. II
pulled it aeveral tlmea, and aa b waa
bent ober, I aaw bla face."
"It waa tb face of Herman Craven r
"Yea, Mara Ing, and be waa a whit
aa death. I dlden know what to do. A
trenibliu' aelaed me, and I waa that akeer
ed 1 Ink to fell down. fSoddi-nljf, I heard
ol master' Voice, and aouwon atarted
for d door from d library. I thought It
waa ole maatrr. Mara Herman bad dodg
ed back upatalra, and 1 ran through de
dining room and Into de kitchen."
'Then yon did not Herman Craven
drarend tb atalraT"
"No, Mara I.aug. Mara Herman waa In
bla night ablrt, and h ran back after b
bad pulled d bell wlr."
"Old fa ae you, Hannahr
"I can't b certain; but I dou't think he
did. Mara Ijmg."
"If b did, your life may b In peril,
not tfcat h would fear your teatlmouy,
but that you might glv m Information.
Yob mot be on yottr guard, and watch
him clowly. Yon nmat never be alone
BTr War th bouae by yourwlf. He
lnt bar committed tbi murder."
"Hoar could he, Mr. Langf I haden
bora back In da kitchen no time wheu I
heard groan. I ran bark to d diuin'
room door, and waa atandln' there trem
blln", when Mara Robert pushed open de
front door and run In. He w bare
headed, and I dodged bark, aa be entered
d library door. Th next thing I beard
hi cry: 'Help! Munlerf then I hear Mara
Herman knock on Mla Hattle'a door and
call her, and aaw tbem com down atalr
together."'- '' ; - "
"Robert Campbell, you aay, puahed open
th front door and ran In r It muat bar
been unfaatened, then."
"Th door waa atandln ajar, Mara
Lang, lak he left It, when b went out to
ae who waa dar."
"Then yon do not think Herman de
scended th atalra after you aaw him
pulling tb wire, until after tb murder
had been committed'"
"No, Mara Lang, b hadn't time."
"Do yon know when Herman entered
the bouae tn-nlghtf
"No, bat I know b waa In de library,
and I waa In d dlnln' room, when b paee
ed through de hall and went up to bed."
"How long waa thl bofor b pulled th
wirr ; . , v
"Oh, a long time, Mara Lang, befor I
waa doaln' perhapa an hour."
"Did yon hear loud voice, aa though
your maater and Herman war quarreling
to-nlghtr ' t,
"No, Mar Lang. Ole maater nebber
quarrel. II aay what be mean, but be
nebber quarrel, and I heard no loud voice
until I beard Mart Robert's erica of
Tor a moment the detect! atood there
in th darknesa, In thoughtful alienee.
Suddenly he aald: "You know, Hannah,
that It would not bv taken Herman
Craven long to run down th atalra, trlk
that blow and dash up them again."
"I know, that, master; but be couldn't
bar don It. If b bad already beeu
down stairs when de bell sounded, and hid
In master' room,, or In de library, lis
nilght bav had time after Mar Uobcrt
went to de door to hav killed ole master
nd dashed up de stnlra before 1 beard
that groan and got back to d dining room
door. II didn't run np after that."
"You forget," aald Bi-llara, "that If h la
th murderer of your master he waa dowu
lairs at th time you heard that groan."
,f. ...1.1... L. . I I.M T..1IU
llff IWIIIUU I UITI UTVHI .--
Mars Herman Is not tb murderer of ole
"Why' did b pull the wire and sound
th.tu.il 1 ir k... bn.iun that Rob
ert waa In th bouae, and It muat have
own for the purpose of calling mm to we
door." - . "' '" "'
"Klther be or old maater, Mara Lang,
"e muat have thought I had gone to bed."
"Yea, either Campbell or your maater.
Ynn - . I. .. . i . .. -11 .i Mjltfnilfipfl
mnj lu.t WHU JOW Mile"
to th library door Ilobert waa standing
w the bloody knife lu bla bandr ,
"V.. . .. i .1. . t Kiiilv.
as though ha I,.. 1 i.iut miileit the blade
from his breast. There was blood on hla
Jnd and sleeve, and horror on bis face.
If UeriuHn deuomictid him M master's
murderer, but Mar Ilobert did not kill ole
master. He waa not in the house when
that blade waa driven to bla heart and I
beard that cry,"
"Did you tee anythlug of a bag of coin
when you entered the library, Hannahr
"Nothing. Mara Lang."
"Haa Herman any personal friends,
whom he sometimes bring to tb house?
Young men, probably." .
"No, Mar Lang; none hav ever ac
companied him here."
"Do you think your waster bad high
regard foi1 hla nephew?"
"He take him In when be oome to him.
Mar Lang,' because he waa bla lister's
son; but ole master bad no us for bla
father, who led Mis Mattl a sorry life,
and broke her heart before she died. I
don't think he had much us for hla son."
"Yon don't think he would have given
him hi daughter' band in marriage?"
"Never! He know Ml llsttl love
Mar Hobert, nd I often hear him praise
Mar Robert up."
"Well, that is all to-night. Hannah. Not
a word, you understand, to anyon of our
conversation. If Herman speak to you,
do not seem to doubt tbe guilt of Ilobert
Campbell. To yonr mistress, say that I
will see her to-morrow. Tell ber further,
that It aht baa auaplciona, to keep tbem
to herself. I do not think ehe believe
Herman guilty; but abe muat not seem
auspicious of him. Khe mnst try and act
aa though ahe believed the right party had
been apprehended. Tell her that Robert
Campbell, though In custody, la under the
protecting rare of Lang Bellar. Now can
you return tp the bouse without your ab
sence baring been noted by Herman?"
"Kaally, Mare Lang."
"Then do so, and watch closely. Do not
sleep alone. Your young mlatreaa will
have many lady frieude here In ber trou
ble. Keep Millie aa near you aa yoa can.
"Good night, Mar Lang," aald tb De
crees, and she had started along th aid
of the bouse for th rear entrance when
the detectlv railed ber back.
"Are Adam, tbe coachman, and Herman
on friendly terma?" he asked.
"Adam rather eee the devil than Mare.
Herman," aald the negreaa. "Mar Her
man 'spect more of ole master1 nlggera
than he do hlsself." .
'I understand." aald Bellar. "That la
all," and aa th negreaa again started off
he Joined Calban,
"You cb go hom now, Calban," he
aid. "It muat be S o'clock In tb morn
ing." "I 'epec It la. Mar Lang." aald tb ne
gro, aa he made off In tbe darkness.
"Another myatery to unravel," mutter
ed tbe detective, a he paesed out tbe
rale. "Herman Craren'a hand must have
guided the keen blade of that sheath kntfe,
notwithstanding tne tact tnat iiannao
atatea that it could not have been be. Not
a drop of blood on Ma apotleaa gsrments.
Not a stain on bla white bands, but a
damnable one on hla guilty conscience.
Whether or not be struck the blow, his
waa tbe head that planned the murder.
He pulled the wire and sounded tb bell
that for a moment left tbe coast clear.
Campbell waa the one man be wished re
moved from bis psth. But the bag of
coin? Clearly he had a confederate, and
that confederate ntruok tbe blow and es-
caped with the coin. Why, Herman had
no knowledge of the fart that Campbell '
wae to be there with the coin to pay that
note to-night I mean laat night, now un
til after he bad entered the bouae and the
banker bad luformed him In the library
and then he did not know that he would
bear with him a bag of coin. Not a living
soul witnessed that blow, save the one
who struck it not even Herman Craven
unices, perchance, be struck the blow.
Hannah alone aaw bis biancncd rare
when be pulled that wire, and her oath
would not be admissible lu- a court of jus
tice. Lang Bellara, you have anlved aome
Intricate cases. Solve this, and bring
the murderer or murderers of Ranker Ie-
lloaette to justice. Humph! ISot a doubt
of It!" the detective exclaimed aloud.
Why." he thought, I can place my
hand, any minute, on the fnrroulator of
thla tragedy. Now for the evidence that
will condemn him. Now for the unknown
accomplice If be had one and the bag
of coin. I wonder." he thought, auddeiily
coming to a full halt, "if I have hi full
motive. Waa thla murder planned after
he had arrived at the house Inst night, and
waa hi aole object to get possession or
that money? If so. he hsd a confederate,
aure. He might have abstracted a much
larger sum from the bank. An, yea, but
certain detection would have followed.
One thing la certain: The object was to
get rid of Banker Deltosette. I think
that bad been determined In your mind be
fore to-night, Herman Craven, and if be
fore to-night, why, then the aecuriug of
this bag of coin waa no part of your mo
tire; but Robert being there with hla bag
of coin waa a circumstance, though not
counted on, yet to be taken advantage of,
and ahrewdly the matter wae managed.
The banker is murdered, the bag of coin
diaappeared, and the man who atood In the
nephew'a way la In the cuatody or Bberirt
Cobb presumably a murderer. And I am
luft to aulve the myatery that surrounds
the taking off of a good man. I wonder
If Mr. DeRosett left a will, and what
that document will reveal? A little time
will tell; and now for the grieving mother
and alater of the lnuocent victim of clr
cumatances, who Is pacing with anxloua
atrldca the floor of a cell in tho county
Jail." . '
Bellar bail reached the widow's real
dence ou Walnut atroet.
A bright light ahoue forth from the
front windowe, and aa ha atepped on the
piaasa a low moaning eound reached bla
ears from within.
"Poor souls," he thought "I will eoon
dispel your agonising fears, and ere long,
I trust, restore to you your son and broth
er." - And he raug the door bell.
Roger, an old family servant, to whom
the detective waa well known, opened the
door, and aa be saw the tall form of Bel
lara before him, the exclamation: "Thank
Codl" felUrom bis lips.
"Your mistress and her daughter know
of the murder, and that Robert is held In
custody of the sheriff V
"Yes, Mar Lang, yes; Sheriff Cobb
brought Man Robert here, before be take
him to jail. There was a scene, Mara
Lang, scene, and my old mistress and
Miss Jennie is distracted. Dat boy ain't
no murderer, Mar Lang. I trot him on
my knee when be was a chile, and I
ougbtnr know. Rascality don't run in de
Campbell blood. Mar Lang."
"Tell tbe ladle I am ber, Roger,' aud
aak them--" t
At thl moment the sitting room door
opened and Jennie Campbell stepped Into
the ball, with a handkerchief to her eyes.
"What Is It, Roger?" she asked. . .
"One who baa called to bid you banish
all fear aa to any peril your brother may
be In because of this aad case," said tbe
detective, aa he advanced toward ber.
"Lang Sella-.", ,
"Oh!" cried Jennie,' "The great detec
tive. But but Robert ssid that even you
believed him guilty of that terrible crime
that you remarked that Bberlff Cobb
bad apprehended tbe guilty man. Sure
ly, an rely, sir"
"It Is sometime necessary. Miss Jennie,
to divert suspicion from th perpetrator
of crime, In order that they may deem
themselves secure, and In their fancied se
curity to let them rest until they are
thoroughly entangled In the network of
their own crime, and a chain of evidence
be woven about them that will leave no
doubt aa to their guilt when they are ar
raigned before a bar of justice. Such a
case is thla. Bo, though seemingly I ac
quiesced In Bherlff Cobb's opinion and ap
proved of your brother's apprehension, I
assure you tbst even then -I was fully
aware that he bad an Innocent man In
custody. Robert Campbell wss not the
murderer of AMn DeRosette."
"Bless you, sir! Bless youl Your as
surance will give my mother comfort tbst
tbe words of no other could. Not but
that ahe knows Robert to be Innocent, but
that you, a man whose fame a a detecter
of crime, and who, It la ssid, reads men's
lives, their motive and their thoughts, in
their eyee and features, a w ordinary
people wonld In a printed book, hav pro
nounced him Innocent. Pie come to
my mother, sir."
"Yon flatter me. Miss Campbell," aald
the detective, as he followed ber. -
"I can scarce speak unmerited words of
flattery, sir, of the men who saved the
life of Herbert Russell."'
The mother of Robert Campbell aat
bowed In grief In a rocker near a table In
the center of the room tbe most bitter
grief she had ever known, for her loved
son lsy Incarcerated In Wilmington jail,
and the fonl crime of murder, waa charg
ed against him.
"Mother!" exclaimed ber daughter,
"here la one who will drive away your
agonising fears, on who will aeaur yon
of my brother' Innocence."
"If I could have the assurance of one
man alone In all this broad land," said the
widow, "that he believed my son Inno
cent of a foul crime of which I know him
to be not the perpetrator, my heart wonld
be comforted. But alas, he also has con
demned my boy. Yon know of whom I
spesk, daughter tbe great Southern de
tective." "Madam," aald Sellers, deeply moved;
"he whom you Indicate, from motives
now known to your daughter, or partly ao,
It la true, did seemingly approve of th
apprehension of your son, but let m as
sure yoa that In his heart there rest not
a single doubt of your son's Innocence. To
assure yon of that fact, and in a measure
relieve yoa of anxiety, be Is here."
At tbe first sound of the detective's
voice Mrs. Campbell had raised ber tear
talned eye to hi face, and now a deep
sob burst from ber breast, and for a mo
ment she seemed choking with emotion;
then recovering In a degree her composure,
she extended one hand to the detective.
"Tbe Lord be praised!" she exclaimed.
"Lang BellarsI With him assured of my
boy's Innocence, with Robert under bis
protecting care, all I well. My daughter,
we have nothing to fear. We will banish
our tear and moan. God bless you, sir!"
(To be continued.)
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EDWARD THRINQ HEAD MASTER
A to8msrksbl Maa in the Fcteace
of M dcatlor.
Boon after the death of Edward
Thrlng. thirty-four year bead-master
of Uppingham School, a member of
Parliament aald to hla biographer:
Thrlng waa the moat remarkable
Christian man of thla generation.: Be
cause he was tbe flrat man In England
to assert openly that In tbe economy of
Oort's world a dull boy had as much
right to have hla power, such as It la,
fully trained aa a boy of talent, and
that no school did honest work which
did not recngulze this truth aa the ba
sis tf Its working arrangement."
When Thrlng became head-master of
Uppingham, a "faire, free grammar
chool" founded In 1584, It bad twenty
seven puplla. On hla departure from
hi life-work the school numbered over
four hundred puplla. The schoolmas
ter, a be called himself, had a passion
ate conviction that education was, In a
special sense, a work of God. That
conviction was bis starting-point for
school work. .
One night he bad the gratification of
hearing a statement that cheered hint
greatly because It disclosed tbe forma
tive Influence of his teachings. A gen
tleman, lecturing In the schoolroom on
"Education" told an anecdote Illustra
tive of the value of a teacher's Influ
ence. A boy, traveling on foot In France,
full of spirit aud life, had been asked
by his companions to start early on
Sunday to have a long day. The boy
refused. Being pressed, he said:
"No, I will not do it; the bead-master
will not like It"
The other boys laughed, and said that
the bead-master was five hundred tulles
away; bis excuse was nonsense.
But their jeering did not change bla
purpose. - Then the lecturer turned
round toward Mr. Thrlng, and said;
: "That boy was from Uppingham:
that head-master was you, sir."
The school cheered. The head-master,
greatly moved, rose and said, "I
am sure you will all thank the lecturer;
you must feel what I feel deeply. I
thank the school for giving one such
boy. I think there are many such boys
among you."- -Youth's Companion.
EVENTS OP THE DAY
FROM THE FOUR QUARTER8 OF
K Comprshsnsiv Review ol th Important
Hsppcnlnjt ef th Put Weak Presented
. In i Condensed form Which Is Mod
Likely to Prove of Interest to Our Many
Lord Pauncefote is ready to begin
work on tho canal tteaty.
A cargo of wheat and flour luft
Portland for South Africa. -
Coal or gas believed to be burning
underground near Stevenson, Wash.
Brigands have been employed to try
and catch the abductors of Miss Stone.
Seven regiments of British cavalry
In India have been sent to the teat of
war in South Africa.
Trial has begun at Seattle of John
Considine, charged with murdel ol
Chief of Police Meredith.
Four hundred cigarmakers are go
ing from Havana to Tampa, Fla., to
take the places of strikers.
; Admiral Gaillard, the French com
mander, has arrived at Smyrna and
seized the Turkish customs.
- Germany believes that mismanage
ment of affairs in South Africa is the
cause of the war being prolonged.
London and other ports of England
have been enveloped with so thick a
fag the last few days that all naviga
tion is at a standstill. '
A large force pf Veneiuelans were
crossing a bridge when a Colombian
force attacked them and in the fight
nearly all the Veneiuelan soldiers
were drowned or shot.
France has sent an ultimatum to
Carnegie is not a believer in the
Oregon hops took the first prize at
No fresh plague case have been re
ported at Liverpool,,,, . .
The Subig bay naval station will
eost nearly $20,000,000.
Ail navigation on the Yukon has
stopped on acoouut of tbe ice. -
An attempt was made to assassinate
the dowager empress of China.
President Roosevelt has issued his
first Thanksgiving proclamation.,
Efforts are being made to prevent
Samar rebels from receiving supplies.
The acting governor of Hawaii
asks that Oriental laborers be admit
ted.' ... -
The report is current in Washing
ton that Chinese Minister Wu has
been recalled. . ,J '.'"..' ;
Commissioner Hermann reports
nearly 35,000, 000 acres of unreserved
land in Oregon. . u . ... .
Botha personally led the attack on
the British a few days ago which
ended so disastrously for , the latter.
A captive balloon containing nine
persons broke lose at San Francisco
and floated away. The occupants
landed safely after a ride of 50 miles.
The cross examination of Admiral
Schley has been concluded. -i
Canada opposes tbe abrogation of
the Clayton-Bulwer treaty.
The postal estimates for the coming
fiscal year call for $15,000,000.
A French squadron sailed for Tur
key to press France's demands.
Six deaths from plague have oc
curred at Liverpool sinoe September 2.
New York city is flooded with light
weight half dollars, which have been
A force of British soldiers surprised
the Boers, capturing 22 men and two
fTwo men have been arrested at
Roseburg for' the Southern Pacific
Anarchists throughout the world
have held dances and other demon
strations in honor of Csolgoss. f
Late steamers form Nome say thai
a reign of terror is expected in Alaska
this winter as there are hundreds
there who have no means of support.
Ten states will vote for state offi
cers this fall., .
It is believed at Sofia that Miss
Stone is dead.
Ten persons were killed in the
Louisiana race war.; . , r?
A heavy storm has been raging on
Puget sound for two days. '
The Northern Pacific ha insured
its property for $20,000,000.
King Edward's physician attended
him at an offioinl reception, y '
The Czolgoss autopsy proved that
the murderer was perfectly sane. J '
Noyes has made application for a
postponement of the hearing in his
case..; , . . jv. - .i; a. f
The administration1 will not sus
pend the reduotion of the Philippine
Franoe has a soldier to every 63 in
habitants, Germany one to every 89,
Italy ; one to every 14, Great Britain
one to every 100.
The Gans system of electrio trac
tion uses 3,000 volts in each phase
which is fed directly to two trolley
wires, the track forming the third oon
duotor. This system provides for
hauling a 250-ton train of freight 20
miles an hour on a 10 per cent, grade
by a 600-horse power locomotive.
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Devote Himitll to Developing Agricultural Resource f Washington.
Orejea and Idaho.
The latest good work started by Colonel E. C. Hudson, of Portland,
is the holding of exchange fairs at central business points at frequent inter
vals. Farmers and stockmen attend these fairs and display their farm
products, also cattle, horses and sheep, in the streets for a day or two. Sales
are then made to local merchants. They in turn are patronized freely.
Business moves briskly. Ideas are exchanged. The women folks enjoy
shopping and a brief rest. ' Land sales are also made. Settlers are attracted
by the newspaper publicity. Colonel Judson's efforts are always original, at
tractive and substantial. He believes in amity rather than animosity, a
principle that make friends and business for his railroad, the O. B. A N.
The practical experiments conducted by Mr. Judson on the O. B. 4 N.
Walla Walla farm, his broad viewe in encouraging diversified farming, and
work of organizing farmer's institute meetings, have made him a familiar
figure to all the progressive industrial workers of the United States.- The
United States agricultural department haa been attracted by bis work and
used his methods as object lessons in encouraging the same kind of work in
PRESIDENT' 8 PROCLAMATION.
Seta Apart Thursday, November 28, ai a Day
of Natioaal Thanksgiving.
Washington, Nov. 2. President
Roosevelt today issued his proclama
tion fixing Thursday, November 28,
as a day of national thanksgiving. It
reads; ' . 'J
"A Proclamation. The season is
nigh when, according to the time
hallowed custom of our people, the
president appoints a day as the espe
cial occasion for praise and thanks
giving to God.
"This Thanksgiving finds the peo
ple still bowed with sorrow for the
death of a great and good president.
We mourn for President McKinley
because we loved and honored him,
and the manner of his death should
awaken in the breasts of our people
a keen anxiety and a resolute purpose
not to be driven by any calamity
from the path of strong, orderly, pop
ular liberty, which, as a nation, we
have thus far sately trod.
'"Yet, in spite of this great disaster,
it is nevertheless true that no people
on earth have such abundant cause
for thanksgiving as we have. The
post year, in particular, has been one
of peace and plenty. We have pros
pered in things material, and have
been. able to work for our own uplift
ing ' in things intellectual and spirit
ual. Let us remember that, as much
fcas been given us, much will be ex
pected from us; and that true hom
age oomes from the heart as well as
from the lips and shows itself in
deeds. ; We can beet prove our thank
fulness to the Almighty by the way
in which, on this earth, and at this
time, each of us does his duty to his
"Now, therefore, ' I, Theodore
Roosevelt, . president of the United
States, do hereby designate as a day
of general thanksgiving, Thursday,
the 28th of "this present November,
and do recommend that throughout
the land the people cease from their
wonted ocouaptions and at their sev
eral homes and places of worship
thank the giver of all good for the
countless blessings of our national life.
. "In witness whereof I have here
. Turkey Calls on England.
Paris, Nov 6. "The porte asked
Great Britain," says the Constanti
nople correspondent ol the Echo de
Paris, 'to fulfill the . terms of the
convention of 1878, whereby, in ex
change for the island of Cyprus,
Great Britain guaranteed the integ
rity of the sultan's Asiatio possess
ions. The porte ' holds that under
this convention Great Britain should
protect Asiatio Turkey against attack
by France, and suggests that Great
Britain should send a squadron to the
Levant for that purpose."
, Veneiutlaa Pore Surprised.
Maricaibo, Venezuela, N.ov. 6. Ad
vices received here from Rubica say
that a night attack of the Colombians
has caused a general reorganisation
of the Venezuelan plan of defense.
The Venezuelans were caught cross
ing a river near Rubica. The rope
bridge broke and numbers of the
Venezuelans were drowned. General
Uribe-Uribe'a force, which was on the
extreme left, has reinforced the cen
ter. Tne general is entrenching.
unto set my hand and caused the seal
of the United States to be affixed.
"Done at the City of Washington,
this 2d day of November, in the year
of our Lord one thousand nine hund
red and one, and of the independence
of the United States the one hundred
"By the president.
"JOHN HAY, Secretary of State."
PACIFIC REGALIA COMPANY.
Business of This Horn Industry Requires t
: larger Factory and More Capital.:
Portland, Nov. 6.--The Pacific Re
galia Company, of Portland, has been
re-incorporated by Paul Pferdner, 3.
L. Mitchell, John S. Pinney, T. B.
McDevitt and Muy Pferdner, with
$50,000 capital stock. The company
manufactures badges, buttons, regalia
and lodge supplies of all kinds. The
factory now operates 30 machines of
various kinds and will be still further
enlarged to accomodate its growing
business. : ;.'..!- i
SELL8 FOR MILLIONS.
Colorado Mine Purchased' by Enters Capi
talists for$,75,000. :
Colorado Snrines. Colo.. Nov. 6.
The control of the Elkton Consolidated
Gold Mining Company on the proper
ty of which a remarkably rich strike
was made recently, . has passed into
the hands of Eastern capitalists for
a consideration based on a valuation
of $6,875,000 for the entire capitaliza
tion. The names of the buyers are
withheld for the present by E. M.
Delavergne, their local agent, himself
a prominent stockholder.
The deal is perhaps the largest in
volving Colorado mining property
since , Stratton's , Independence was
sold in April, 1899, for $10,000,000.
In local Tnining circles it is ' thought
that the purchasers are New York
, Rtar-End Cotlisio.
Rosalia, Wash., Nov. 8. A rear
end collision of freight trains oc
curred in front of the depot here to
day. The engines were badly smash
ed, two freight cars and caboose were
wrecked, the depot was wrecked and
the building fired, and one tramp was
slightly hurt. The local freight train
was standing on the main track.' The
engine was detached and was doing
some switching. An .extra freight
train,, with cars loaded with wheat,
and pulled ,,by two engines, .came
down the track. : , w
. . .... .. : r -t r..:.
Remains of Admiral VllUmlL
New York," Nov. 8. The 'Spanish
steamship Montserrat, on her. way
home from Havana, came into port
today with her flags at half-mast. In
a mortuary apartment aboard the
liner is the body of Admiral Villamil,
who lost his life during the encounter
with the American ships at Santiago.
The body is on the way to Spain.
Before the Montserrat leaves, the
Spanish consul and Spanish residents
pf this city hold memorial services......
NEWS OF THE STATE
TEM8 OF INTEREST FROM ALL
' PARTS OF OREGON.
Commercial aad Pkssaclal Happenings f Ira.
portanc A Brief Review af th Growth
and taprovemcats of the Many Industries
Throughout Our Thriving Cosmo wealth
Latsst Market Report
The normal school building at
Weston is nearing completion.
Klamath Falls haa six eases of
smallpox. The public schools, are
Grant Pass i considering the pro
hibition of bicycle riding on the side
walks within the city limits.
George A. Forbes haa been engaged
as physical director of the Monmouth
normal school. . Prior to his joining
to Oregon he waa at the Berea college,
in Kentucky. ,
- A contract has been let by the
school teachers and clerks who have
filed on land in the south end of
Umatilla county, to build 18 cottages
and 10 mile of fence on their prop
. Cattle feeding has begun at "'Butter
creek. About 4,200 are being feed,
more than ever before in the history
of that section. The condition of
the cattle is much better than usual
at this season. -.
The congestion of railroad tie in
the mill company's yards at Nicolai
hie caused the mill to only . run half
time, and consequently many , men
have been thrown out of employment '
and have moved away. . -
The cougar, lynx, wildcat, panther
And ain waawnl Koi afa nt.ill Sa Ka .
'nund in Malheur valley. Coyotes, -jackrabbits
and eottontailsare numer
ous. Ducks, ' geese " sage hens and
prairie chickens are plentiful. .There
are a few bob white quail. Back in
tbe hills there are still few deer and
an occasional antelope. A few beaver
are also found in the valley.
' Many improvements are con tern-.
plated on the Golden Standard mine,
on Galls creek. ... ..
It is estimated that the ' Douglas
county prune crop will approximate
Hoboes broke the seal on the door
of a ireignt car at Eugene ana took
herefrom a box containing a large
number of rifle cartridges.
The coal bunkers at Riverton. Coos '
county, are filled with coal. The
mine is now in position to got out a
large amount of coal if the proper :
arrangements for shippiing can be
; A 30 foot steel tower, weighing be
tween 500 and 600 pounds, will arrive
at Athena this week for the new fire .
bell. ' This bell was presented to tbe
department by C." A. Barrett, of
Athena, - " ' -
Bailed timothy hay continues to be
hauled to Athena by the ranchers of .
Weston mountain. The hay i stored
in warehouses and later will be ship
ped to market. The price paid is $9
per ton, or $3 less than waa paid in
Athena last season.
" The city of Ontario haa let the con- .
tract for a 500 foot artesian well.
The material taken from the well will
6 assayed for gold. If oil indica
tions are good it will be sunk to a
much greater depth. The machinery
is on the ground and haa started to
wnrk-. - - .
: . ' rVrtlaM MaHwt. '
Wheat Walla: Walla, nominal,
5555eT; bluestem, 56c; Valley,
Flour Best grades,' $2. 65 3. 50
per barrel; graham, $2,60.
Oats Nominal 90j$1.00 pr cental. -
$16.00 per ton. -
Millstuffs Bran, ' $17(818; mid-
uiing. YatuiSsfiXj snorts. Am&j.vt nvyt
Hay Timothy. . $116)13; clover,
$79.50; Oregon wild hay, $5 6 per
ttOn. l r, ' . ..'-'I n '' : -l.:.' i;.'-.r.'i-
Butter Fancy creamery,25(SJ7Ki
dairy, 1820c; store, 14915c per
Eggs Storage, 20c; fresh, 23(8 24c;
Cheese Full cream, twins, 12
13c;. Young America, 13?ltc.
Poultry Chickens, mixed, $2.50(3 s
AWj neos, f.w, urwnwi, jivcgio
per pound springs, $2.50(3 3.00,
per dozen ; ducks, $3 for old $3.00(9
4.00 for young; geese, $S(97 per dos
en; turkeys, live, 10 11c; dressed, :
810o per pound.
Mutton Lambs, 3 M gross; dressed
66Xo per pound ; sheep, $3. 25 gross
dressed, 6o per pound. -
Hogs Gross, heavy,$66.J5; light,
$4.755; dressed, 7a7K par pound.
Veal Small, 88Ko; large, 77 tfo 1
Beef Gross top steers, $3.60(84.00;
cows and heifers, $3.00(33.50; dressed
beef, 5X6)ie per pound. '
Hops 8a 10ic per pound. '
Wool Valley,ll13ic per pound ;
Eastern Oregon, 8(312 c; mohair,
2021oper pound. . , .
Potatoes 6585 per sack.
Kknsaa Citv is troubled with a gang
of female footpad. ,
Senator' Hanna'a secretary ' says
that since 1890 600 children have been
named after the senator.
Bankers and brokers unite in saying
that Roosevelt's attitude bos inspired
confidence. - ; :
' It is said that King Oscar will send
one of his sons to represent Sweden
and Norway at the St. Louis exposi
tion.' ' ' ' :;;-