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'uminhitlv Review f the Import
ant HNivulnt of Ilia l'.t Week
fulled from the Telegraph Columns.
The powers are planning to evacuate
Railroaders, may join the titi Iking
COM I 111 inert.
Spokane, Wash., is visited by ti
rilile wind storm.
Anglo-Aiuericau troops defeated tli
Boxers at Pel Ta Chu.
: The British troopa occupy Kooutati
pouit without opposition.
Roxera aud other auti-foreign Chi
new are in imperial favor.
English ami Germans express dissat- i
iafactiun At American attitude.
Further violence iu the Shenandoah, 1
Pa., coat district prevented by tbe ar-
rival of troops, j
The Astoria, Or., coal bnukera, val- j
ned at $30,000, were completely de-
atroyed by lire.
A atevedote iu Port laud, Or., drowned I
from a falling ecaffuld. Ton other
uarrowlv escaped. i
By settlement of the wage scale, j
60,000 iron and steel workers will re- i
tuiue work iu Ohio, j
Four masked meu held np an express j
car on the Burlington route, uear Lin- i
colu, Neb., aud a very large huiii waa '
K. J. dough, of Arlington, Or., estl- i
mates the wheat crop of Gilliam couti- '
ty at 1,000,000 bushels. Some think i
the output wiil reach 1,000,000 bush- ;
The United States transport i'ort :
Albert wiled from Seattle for the Phil
ippines with SOU calvary hornet) and a '
cargo of forage aud commissary aup
pliei. Kire destroyed the large gruinhouse
and elevators- on the -Atlantic dock, !
Brooklyn, canning a Iocs of $100, 000 to
building and couteut. Fovty-live
thousand buahela of oata were de- !
The United Stated transport Grant I
arrived at San Francisco from the 1
Philippines aud China, bringing home ;
over 500 discharged soldier, including
Mi.) sick aud wounded aud 30 dead
bodies. There were 11 deaths during
the voyage. j
Methueu completely routed a lloer '
-convoy at Hart river, went of Klerks-
dorp, and recaptured a 15-ponndur lost j
at Cob nso. lie also captured 20 wag- !
on, MOO i-aUle, 4.000 sheep, 20,000 '
mnndd of )iiunuuitiou aud 28 piisou- .
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The state of Oregon him contilhutod
mine than $;,000 to the Galveston re
ISelle Archer, the actrexfi, tlie.1 at the
Emergency hospital at Warren, l'a., of
Three men robbel the First National
bank at Wiunemucca, Nevuda, and se
cured about $5,000.
General John A. McClernaud died a
a result of old age at his home iu
Springlield, III., aged 88 years.
In an engagement with Filipinos
near Kolonan, near the end of Lagtiua
de Bay, the Americans lost 13 killed
and 20 wounded.
At Iona, I. T., Postmaster Dinimke
was shot anil instantly killed ly Sam
Ashtou, a well-to-do stockman. L'is
muke's son rushed to his father's as
uistance, and was also shot.
At a meetiDg at Lelmuon, Pa., of
about three-quarters of the 1,200 men
employed by the American Iron &
Kteel Company, who struck August 1
against a reduction of wages from $4
to $3 a ton for puddlers, it was agreed
to go back to work at the rate offered,
$3 a ton.
General Yilioeu, who succeeded
Louis liotlia in the supre ne command
of the Transvaal forces, is reported to
be moving northward in the direction
of llectorspruit, with 3.000 men and
30 guns. lie is known as "the tire
brand," and will endeavor to protract
In the North China Daily News, Li
Hung Chang is reported hs having mill
that as China could not possibly pay
indemnity which will be demanded
from her, there will be no alternative
but to give territory instead of money,
in which case Japan would get Shin
King, Kussia would be given Shin
Kiang, and Thibet would go to Eng
land. Llyod Griscom, United States
charge d'affaires, at Constantinople,
Turkey, hag made verbal representa
tions to the porte, demanding the re
lease of an Armenian, who, it is claim
ed, is a naturalized American citizen, i
and who was arrested upon the charge
of belonging toihe Armenian revolu- !
tiouary committee. Au iuvestigatiou
lias been ordered and if the prisoner la ;
found to be an American citizen he :
will be released. !
It is reported that Chicago and Lon
don firms will invest $20,000,000 iu
Spirit distillers and distributors have
formed a co-operative 'association em
bracing all the distilleries iu the Unit
A Victoria (B. C.) dispatch says that
the money has been aulisi-cibed for a
new railroad from the Great Lakes to
the Pacific coast with a branch line
Swift & Co., the big Chicago pack
ing firm, has leased the extensive New
York plant of the Kautmau Company,
The month of August was the hottest
Augnst on record, according to the
-weather authorities in the East.
Of all the line and staff generals in
the United States army at present only
two, Ludlow and J. M. Wilson, ate
graduates of West Point.
Lincoln, Neb., made the boast that
it has the largest creamery iu the
world. The institution turns out 80,
000 pounds of butter every day.
Germany is about to declare war oo
I General John M. Palmer, of Illinois,
Galveston appeals for help to rebuild
Four persons were kilted by a tornado
tu an Iowa town.
Kpitlom'o of smallpox at Nome has
been stamped out.
Voti WaMersee will demand the sur
render of leaders of the outrages,
American troo, except a legatlou
guard, are ordered from China to Ma
uila. Senator Ueveridge, of Indiana, opened
the Hepublicau campaign iu Illinois,
witi, a speech in Chicago.
8nator Caffery, of Loulsaua, has
olhYially decllued (hepretideutlal nom
ination by the National party.
At Terre Haute, lud., The Abbott
brvike the world'a trotting record of
9:03 V. held by Alix, making the mile
iu 2:03 4.
Another death from buboulo plague
wax reported at Glasgow, making the
seventh since the outbreak. Gily 40
persons are now under obsei vatiou.
Friuce Henry, of Prussia, la now
couimatidet-iu-chicf of the First Ger
mail Mjuadron.sueoeediug Vioe-Admirat
Hoffmann, who has beeu relieved fiuin
The Austrian press bitterly con
demns the attitude of the United States
towards China, attributing to the
course oi tue asiitugtou government
"the arrogant detiauce with which
China Is treating the allies."
Tiie Isthmian canal commission
stated that tt would be able to submit
a report to congress sullicieutly com
prehensive to serve as a basis for the
action uf that Isidy at the approaching
stfsion, if it should N desirable to act
Dispatches announce that among the
iui,siouariea killed by
massMcre iu Yunnan
Chinese in the!
province were '
Bishop Fautonalli and Father (julriue,
of the liotuau Catholic church. It
was said that the bishop died after the
tuost awful torture.
Trouble between the union plumbers
and the Seattle plumbing companies
who '.:) not kdong to the Master Plum
bers' Assoelaiiou of that city. As a
result of tills trouble the union plumb
cr have "walked out" from the shops
of all such plumbing companies. The
walk-out ol nn ion meu iu this instance
is not owing th.ny di (Terence with
their employers as regards wages or
lionrs of labor, 1 OC wholly because ot an
agreement existtug between the Master
Plumbers' Association and thu union
plumbers which prevents the latter
(nun woikiug for any plumbing firm
j or individual not a member of such as
Flood have washed away several
j tow ns In Texas.
! Fight persous were killed by a tor
nado iu Michigan.
Jlryau will make it determined effort
' to capture New York.
The latest Hit of Galveston's dead
numbers 3,85!) names.
' The navy department in hurrying ves
sols to tiie Asiatic station.
The expected clash iu the striko re
gion iu I Vnnxylvaiila did not occur.
Fight persons were drowned at
Browuwood, Texas, by a llisjd. Tim
: JCio Graude railway is badly crippled.
Auti-forelgn lenders aie said to have
been appointed to positions of respon
sibiliiy and honor in China, in detiauce
to the allies.
The Merchants' Nail & Wire Works,
of Charleston, W. Va., which have
beeu closed for two months, opened
again. About 250 meu are affected.
Anik Lutz, aed 8, shot aud fatally
wounded her father, John Lutz, near
Lansing, Kaunas, because her father
' had scut her brother awav to school.
Direct advices from Cartlmgcua,
; Colombia, pay the rebels are active iu
i that department. September 8 they
attacked the town, but government
I troops from Colon arrived just iu time
to prevent their success. The rebels,
i who aro under General Comuianoho,
i wili join bauds with the forces of Gen
j eral Urihe. Plans are proceeding fur
: another revolution for the net but un
! recognized government.
i Phil A. Julien, coroner of Silver
i P.ow county, Mont., aud oueof the best
; known of the old-time newspaper meu
! of the country, died suddenly at llutte
of heart disease. Ho was a native of
Washington, IX C, mid was fill years
j of age. He worked on the Washington
1 Hepublicau iu the early days of that
paper, and on other papers at tno capl-
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tu!. Ha hud been on nan snAnHrs in
Montana for about 15 years.
The surgeon-general's ' office of the
war department has no information
reguding the epidemic of yellow fever
Private advices indicate
that the outbreak is serious. The
fever exists iu the best parts of the city
and among Americans who have gone
there. It is said nt the war depart;
meiit no fears tire entertained of a
serious outbreak among the American
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troops, aa they are outside the city and
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not in ine iuibcibii uimnc.H. ourKeun-
General Sternberg (iocs not tnniK there
need be any apprehension concerning
the spread of the disease'
The iireat world'a fair that wus an
nounced for Brussels in 190S, has been
abandoned because of the failure of
the Paris exposition.
The new year at West Point began
with 434 cadets on the roll, the
largest number by (JO that was ever at
British capitalists have acquired op
tions on more than 1,000,000 acres of
oil Holds in northern Wyoming and has
orgunized the Western Statos Oil Com
pany of America.
Captain Tuttle, of the revenue cut
ter Bear, reports that fever and famine
threaten to exterminate Alaska natives.
The steamer Umatilla has arrived ii
San Francisco from the north, bringing
about $1,600,000 in treasure from the I
Klondike and Domlas island and a fw
nuggets from Nome. I
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ling years' apple crop in North
America is expected to be the largest
ever known. The horticultural statis-
tlcians predict fiom 80,00,000 to 100,-
000,000 barrels, which will be a tup-
ply of more than one barrel for every
inhabitant of the United States.
All the Lotions Will Movo
THE CAPITAL AN EMPTY PniZE
Alltxit Trulip. Will l.v ltirar tVbilrr
Not In I'liilmlily l.n.k tlHrri.l
Aut uf lb American t'urea.
Chicago, Sept. 25. Tha Iteeoid has
thu following from Peklu, uuder date
of September It):
Changes tu thtt plana of the allied
commanders Indicate the avacuatlon of
Peklu before the winter acta iu. The
British leaders have countermanded the
order for extensive winter supplies and
thw Americans are also making evident
preparations for departure. Al the
same time all foreign residents have
been warned to prcparv to leave Pekin, i
Th German legation will soon move
elsewhere aud th Kusstaua are atieady
withdrawing to Tleu Tlu aud dilTer
eut atatioua in Manchuria. It Is also
extremely likely that the Japsuese
will make thu towu of Nagasaki their
winter base instead of some Chinese
town as was originally their Intention.
The missionaries aro protestlug
against this "deseitiou."
From North Chlua coino rerts of a
long series ot disturbances. The at-!
tempted control of the local authorities
there is ayuonymona with anarchy and
the couutry Is only sate wnere iioata
the allied Hugs, Native Christiaus are
still being attacked and besieged In
luanr different placet iu the pruvime
of Chi 14.
The allies are beglnuiug to realise
that the city of Peklu Is, after all, an
empty prise. Communication between
the foreigu forces, the envoys and tin
empress government is next to linl-
de. The new capital in tiie piuvtuce
of Sheu Si is 400 miles from Pekiu and
the Journey lias to be made by cart,
which requires at least (10 days
There has beeu a change In the
Amerlcau front in the direction of an
aggressiveness which will probably be
the last important demonstration before
the evaeuatlou. Geueral Wilson, with
800 United States infantry, 000 Urit-
leu and six guns, slightly ameo oy a
oeriuau coiuiuu, marenvo wgauisi mo
Boxer citv of Pel Ta Clm, 10 miles
tmrtliwest of Peklu, aud surrounded it
with the intention ot capturing an
arscual there. A courier rcisirts to
day that General Wilson's attack was
sm-cossful from the first. There were
no losses u U the foreigu sido.
For the present all campaign plana
meau guerilla warfare. Both the mill-
tar aud tno topographical altuatlou in
v,mm loruiu aoyiouig eise. ,
Ffforts at pacification have re.nlted
in the return of a small uu.nber of jam-,
pie to business. The jealous guarding J
of the forbid leu city by the allies!
makes the Chinese believe that the
foreign leaders are afraid to desecrate
The American authorities here in
tend to urge the Severn punishment of
the persous guilty of the Puo Ting Fu
murders. Summary vetigeance will,
if they can effect it, be exacted for the
slaughter of the Siinuoxea aud the
Hodges aud Pitkin purty.
Hueli I'ruparlr l.trojil.
Scrnnton, Texas, Sept. 25.T-A cloud
burst iu the' valley of the Netu-es river
Saturday night did much damage to
property, and also, according to re
ports received here, resulted in loss of
life ou ranches iu tha', vb iulty. The
Notices at Uvalde rose 2" feet in two
hours time aud broke the bridges. A
number of ranches were Inundated and
one Fuglish sheepman, Fthelbert Mac
Donald, together with some Mexii.au
sheepherders, are said to have lost
thetr Ives on a ranch lu tno mountains
near uracKeit. iteporta irom a ooiony
Indians say that two lost I
Wandered Aoro.s Ilia t ounti j.
Denver, Sept. 25. P. Charlei
Murphy, a Now York undertaker, find
sou of Felix Murphy, ex-assembly-
man of the Second district, New York,
has been wandering aimlessly over the j night, Thomas Betraud shot his broth
country since early iu July. Yester- j er-iu-law, Frank Adams, with are-:
day he appealed at lailioe headquarters j volver, the ball entering between tin!
attired in overalls aud jumper, his : sixth and seventh ribs, passim throuub
hands calloused from hard work, and
asked to have hia wile communicated
with and told of hia condition. He
remembered nothing since the Fourth
of Jifly, which he spent in New York,
until he suddenly realized while stroll
ing along the streets of Denver that he
was in a strange city. He attributes
his mental lapse to excessive use of
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Lu.t on the (liniid Hanks.
St. Johns, N. F., Sept. 25. Au un
known American fishing vessel found
ered on the Grand Banks in last week's
tmla and all of her crew, about 20 in !
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uumiier. tieriHiiea. ine rroncn 'iiiinit.
er," Thornton Jitnl and 15 of her
crew wore lost, while six escaped. The
schooner Kdflie lost three men. The
schooner Dolphin was disuiuHted and
lost five men. A number of other ves-
1()la were greatly damaged and many of
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me fiHimrmen who were away in boats
overhauling their trawls when the gale
arose were drowned.
Three Keet of K;ifiirll.
Calcutta, Sept. 84. The extraordi
nary rainfall iu Northern India has uot
ceased for four days, llulf tlio city ot
Calcutta is submerged and even in the
northern part the streets are flooded to
a depth of three feet. Many houses
have collapsed. Thus fur, there has
been but little loss of life, although as
the rain continues very heavy, there is
coUHiderablu appi'uluiUHion. It is esti
mated that 35 iuuhoa of rain have
fallen in Calcutta.
W. II. On ii tun Arrested.
Chicago, Sept. 25. W. H. Dtinton,
whoce extravagances are said to have
caused the suicide of George 8. Forbos,
a teller of the First National Bank,
who, out of friendship for Dunton, la
aid to have assisted the latter in mis-
appropriating $20,000. was captured to-
a "V" AVhe"
arrested by the United States marshal,
Dunton was ashore from the yacht
Morgan, in which he hud been cruising
witn friends. The information of the
capture was given out here by the
bank. Dunton will he brnmrht i,i.
here, where he baa a wifeund children.
VOLCANO UNDER THE SEA.
Itrattg Nlghl kt llie Koulkam Mom It
the Uult uf Italian.
New Ifork, Sept. aQ.Oaptaln Lyd-
j drought a taUof thtdlscovary of a tub
jaiarlue volcano ou the northeastern
: tlii of th Canineoha bank, at tht
mouth ft tha Gulf of Mexico. - Th
location was losi miles north of Cap
l'aoobe, the nearest point ol land. Th
.'aptain said that lata iu tha afternoo
if September Id be saw a great vuluiu
if vapor on mtla away. It teemed t
wver a space of at least 100 leel square
l'ho air was clear aud tha aun ahlulu'
it the time. The vajsir mao Ilka
Dloud of steam 00 to 76 feet tu t'ia air
The water around teemed to be perfect
"Occasionally the vapor wouli
olear," said the capUtn, "aud then w
aw the water break aa if over ahoal.
Now, it tt impossible that aiy thoa
ixtsta there, aud II it did that woul'
not account for the vapor.
"The chart ehowe 41 fuOmmt o
water sear tblt point. Mtt )dKt eaw '
aastward oft the bank It dtopans to Bui
fathoms. We watched th i vapit ar.C
the occasional butting of the water TO
nearly an hour, and the dtsturbaum
was still going ou aa lively aa ever, It
certainly looked like a volcaulo dis
turbance to tue."
Captam Lvddle tmik an observation,
ind marks the ss as bo lug latltadt
23.14 and longitude 87.7.
WORSE THAN ALASKA.
n.rj.hius at Uoirt Mining la Hriiitl
New York, Hept. 88. George II
Moultou, o Colorado, United Statei
consul to Domarara, In British Guiana
hasairlveil tu New York, being ot
leave of absence. In discussing a (Tain
tu British Guiana Mr. Moultou said:
"The rush to the gold fields ot Brit
ish Gnkuua and Yetietuela, which wai
expected to follow the settlement o!
the Veuexuelan boundary dispute, fail
ed to materialise. The new tatundari
fixed by the arbitration court Is quiet-j
ly accepted by the people of Yetietuela ,
aud no further dispute is likely to j
arise, (fold mining la still being pros- j
ecu tod lu the British Guiana gok j
Ileitis, and a few Amerirans are there,
trying to make their fortunes, Iht!
yield of those gold fields ta alxmt $
qoo.000 a year. All the gold it secured
bv placer mining
"Mining to British Galena Is attend
ed by the gieatest difficulties aud hard
ships, aud there is also some dauger tc
life. The gold fields are all at somt
distance lu the interior. To reach
them the miners have to travel through
'swamp lands and dense brush, whiot
are iufested by alligators, enormoui
i reptiles and wild beasts. F.verythlnu
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by meu. British tiuiaua la no placi
for American mlne.a. They can d
lmtvf ,a Cuomdo or Montaun."
BIO BLAST EXPLODED.
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1 N"r" 0'000 ' '; f ;
Pneblo, Colo,, Sept. St), A apodal
to the Chieftain from Texaa Creek,
Colo., where Ormau A Crook are mak'
lug the grade for the Kio Gramh
branch to Silver ClifTe, aaya:
At 4:53 P. M. one ol the largeai
shots ever need in railway constructiot
was fired in the Texas Creek canyou
There were 640 kega ol blasting pow
der nsed, bestilea a quantity ol glaul
powder, which altogether dislodged
nearly 20, two enMu yards ol rock
Thu blast was prounuuond a thurougb
auccess. All trains ou the main Hut,
were slopped by signal several Inilei
each side of the canyon, aud all the
livestock in the camp waa removed U ,
a safe distance. Contrary to expecta
tions, the report waa not heavy, al
though the shock waa felt plainly ou
aurrouutng mountain aides, (juiteai
i purty -frotll iuem) an(i ot1M jim,
i (lM( arriVed to view the spectacle, 1
which waa magnificent. No injurlei !
resulted, though a shower of amall 1
atones, which followed the explosion
covered a radius of a half mile.
Mint Ills llroihar-ln-l.atf, !
New Whatcom, Wash., Sept. 86. '
In a drunken quarrel at Blaine last
tlio left lung and lodging near the
heart. Adams will die. Bettand had
beeu drinking during the day. Going
out on the street he met Adnma and
commenced to abnse him, following it
np by drawing hia revolver and shoot
ing at him three times, only one bal'
taking effect. Betraud la In jail, lit
is a half-breed Indian, aud both he aud
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ins viciuu nave unu rnpuiaiiuiis.
flea Hulnldes In One Day.
New York, Sept. 20. There wen
many suicides In New York today.
Magnus Hwenzen, a cabinet maker,
drowned himself in the North river,
'tt)r tv'na b1 own hands with
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aolicitor, ahot himself in Tompkiui
iiiuuie.- He had been coi'iplniniiij' re-
ceutly of a carbuncle ou hit nook
John Myer took poison l Iiilae 0) 'TOe8tolw jlega' and
nue Hotel, then turned on the gaa am? , sBi,stnnol a, hi lmmedbite .liu,r
was found dead later. James
bell fatallv shot himself iu
park. He had beeu drinking.
Schwarz also ended his life in
Five Tramps Killed.
Cincinnati, 0., Sept. 84. In I
freight wreck ou the (jueeu & Crescent
route at Sadieville, Ky., today, fivt
tramps were killed aud a sixth badly
Manelieatnr Cotton Hilmirs.
Manchester, Eng., Sept. 24. Aftei
the meeting of the cotton spinners hen
today, it waa decided to recommend
that all tho members of the trade using
American cottnu stop their mills tot
hthe llrst 18 working days of October.
Wants Culm to I'ajr.
Havana, Sept. 20. Porto Kioo'a de
maud on Cuba tor the repayment o!
'more than $2,300,000 adavneed tc
Spain to conduct military operatioui
against Cuba has been the source of
considerable amusement. Cubans are
asking why they should repay fundi
lent to the enemy for the express pur
pose of Bubduiug them. General Wood
will return the documents forwarded
from Washington to Governor Allen, ol
Porto Hlco, together with a memoran
dum couched in diplomatic language
pointing out that be is unable to take
any action in the inattat.
Over 000 People Homoloss
A NUMBER OF LIVES LOST
Want alarm Kvr Ktisn la III. lory ef
Nm tliw.ttvrii Alnskw- I'mprrl t.uss
Kslluialail at r ftOO.euu.
Peattle, Wash., Sept. 2(1. The
fteamer Kounoke tilings news of the
moat disastrous storm at Nome, It
raged with unusual violence fur nearly
two days up to the evanlng of Heptaiuv
bar 13, aud was the severest that over
visited North western Alaska.
A dumber if bantos and lluhlrrs were
' driven ah"ie and totally wrecked.
1 II along the tteauh for miles, both ea-t
j ti i .1 wist of Noo e, the wind and water
lb 'f ot'Ud bavoo with teutt and
iflMu: uiAvUfw'fy. A nimilair of Uvea
ai,- Ui'd, to have been lost. It la
knouu tist Andrew A. llyau, of Ios
Angeles, was drowucd. Heviral cap
tutus and aeiiiiiru on small tugt are
missing, and it is thought they lire
lost. Fully S00 people are homeless,
while the loss to property U Over
$500,000. There la uot au alley lead
ing to the beach that Is not tilled with
debris. Many ol the Front street
buildings abutting on thu bench have
been damaged. Numerous small build
ings were swept completely away. The
damage to the buildings, tents, house
hold effects, merchandise aud other
giMKts and chattels Is seeu evi rj wheie
along the water front.
The heaviest Individual loner aro
probably the Alaska Commercial Com
pany and the Wild Goose Mtuiutf i
Trading Company. A nylons loss is
the disappearance ol over 2,000 tous of
Captain French, In command of the
rroop,t, has th'own upon tlio government
reservation to those rendered homeless
by the storm and will
other assistance ra Is stslhlo.
am lroiiiil tin a Satonn In a Mich
igan 'I own,
Minneapolis. Sept. 20. A special to
the Times from Faribault, Minn., says:
Meager (b'tells have just reached
here of a catastrophe which visited the
village of Moi-rlstowu, 10 miles west
of Farlbsult, shortly after 0 o'clock
this eveulug. The village was struck
by a toruado and a barn was raised in
the air and dropped directly on top of
Paul Gatseku'a saloon, where It) am
ple had taken refuge from the storm.
The saloon collapsed, and all its m-cups
tits were buried in the debris. At
preseut it is mid that eight dead bodies
and three Injured persona have been
taken from the ruins.
The atorm came without warning,
from a southwesterly direction. The
length ot Its path in the vllbitfA waa
lew than half a mile, but, owing to
It peculiar action, the distress aud
damage resulting verJ not as great aa
they mflht have been.
The storm made jumps of one block,
but whenever It came down every
thing waa crumbled by the power ol
the wind. A baru belonging to Dr.
Dargabel on the outskirts of the village
waa the first structure destroyed. It
waa picked up and carried a block,
leaving the llnor nulujuied, with two
horsea standing on it. Before reaching
the Gatseke saloon there is a two-story
building, which was left untouched.
All the people killed and injured in
Morrlstowu were In the saloon, having
hurrlily taken refuge there wnen the
itonn was seen oil the out-kirts of the
village. There were 10 people lu the
tructure at thu time the storm struck.
The building was crushed like ou egg
Before the building fell three
managed to escape, but the
ethers are found iu the lists of dead
After leaving the saloon the storm
crossed the street and destroyed the
baru of J. G. Temple, and took the roof
from the baru of W, M. Ilioli, It
then crossed the Cannon river and de
stroyed the baru of Alain Snyder, kill
ing aeveral hogs. The storm then
passed off to the northeast, mid did no
further damage. Before reaching the
towu the storm descended on the farm
of John Olsen ami killed a hi rod man
Kurrst and (Jrass l ira.
Santa liosa, Cel., Sept. 2(1. A for
est aud grass lire which has been burn
ing in the, vicinity of Occidental the
past -three days today asHuinod vast
proportious. ine lire uua covered at
, i ,,, . (i. , , .
Biutee of about 100 miles square, and 1
estimated to have done over $'33,000
damage. Only by imrd work waa the
town ol Occidental saved. The lire Is
now traveling south, owing to a strong
unrth wind. The North Pacific rail
road loli miles ol track, in addition to
two I ug trost.es, one 819 loot, and
try'rV .HK) (cut i" length.
, t'hree county bridges are in mlim,
h ml about 18 b rma have been swopl
i thr-ir lnillillmfu And (it-.M.y
uauri i finn iw.hIm ur fUiitinu n,..
Oermnny believes ell the powers but
i America will approve hor policy.
Nix rersmis 1'urlnlied.
St. Louis, Sept. 20. Dispatches
from 'Nouces river valley, Texas, say
in a little Mexican village. La Aigle,
ou Uiillardo creek, a branch of the
Notices, not a house Is left standing as
a result of the flood. A Mexican fam
ily of four and two American campers,'
fiipponed to have been duor hunters
from Kagle Pass, perished, All efforts
to get word from Braekettsville, which
was wrecked by a Hood n year ago,
failed, owing to the washing away of
the telegraph wires.
Km k r, NitigeHt Itu-Kleeted.
Des Moiuos, Iu., Sept. 85. The con
vention of the Brotherhood of Locomo
tive Firemen today raised the salary of
the grand master to $5,000 aud re-elected
Frank P. Sargent for the ninth con
Fire In a Mlehlgiin Town.
Omer, Mich., Sopt. 20. The busi
ness portion of this village was de
stroyed by tu-e today. The loss is $50,
000. . :
American Iopscs in the Philippines
in paat 10 dara are about 100.
OROS8ED BOBI DESERT.
Ksparlauvas uf a I'artjr uf Hafuee Mis.
London, Sept. 27. American Mis
aloiiartet Huberts, Mark Williams,
William and Mrs. Hpragne and Mist
Virginia M unlock, who ecad from
Kalgau, province ol Chi LI, China, in
June, aud who were chased across
Gobi desert, them e traveling by way
ol Slbere. have just reached Loudou iu
good hi.alth, although they endured
terrible hardships. The missionaries
will proceed immediately to the United
Mr. Williams, who hat worked In
China for 84 years, gave a representa
tive ol the press au interesting story of
hit eerlence. It appears that I he
first assault ou the mission compound
at Kalgan was made daring the night
ol June 10, when a yelling mob at
tempted to batter down the gate with
atoUes. Seeing the uaelessuesa ol re
maining, the missionaries, in the
course of the night, evacuated the com
pound and proceeded to the magis
trate's yamnn. The follow lug day
tbey were ordered to leave, the magis
trate declaring that he (eared not only
(or the missionaries' safety, bat also
i (or hit own yaiuuu if he continued tc
protect them. After allowing the
Auieiloaus to draw their money from
the native bank, the magistrate fur
ulshtsl them with 60 aoldiers as au es
cort through the great gate iu the wall
"We had no Idea ol the terrible
journey which awaited ns." oontinnd
Mr. Williams. "We had no notion ol
having to escape across Siberia aud
only purposed to remain In aome place
ol safety aud I e turn after the crisis.
Wherever we attempted to atop, how
ever, the olllclals ordered na to leave
forthwith, declaring the Boxers were
ou our heels. Finally, reaching a
Mongol encampment, at Haransa, we
taw that flight across the great Gobi
desert was inevitable. Having se
cured a caiavati we-started June 33.
Just before starling, seven Swedish
missionarcs, with their famlles, who
had just escawd wltth their lives,
joined us. One lady had horrible ex-
! perieucea. She had beeu almost
j t-lublied to death, while aome of the
) males were frightful spectacles, being
: covered with blood.
I "Our caravan consisted of 20 cam
i els, 19 horses aud six camel carts for
: the ladies and children. For eight
days wo traveled over nothing but sand,
Tlio air was like that of au oven ami
the suffering waa Intense. The ani
mals had no grass and no water, and
marching in the daytime was impossi
ble. At the few isolated wells Mon
gols were encamped in the vicinity aud
they refused to allow ua to draw water,
j fearing we would poison the wells.
After 3S days of terrible anxiety we
j readied Urge, ou the other side of the
i desert. We presented a sorry spec
; taclo. The Itusslan consul-general waa
I most kind. Ilegave up to ua 14 rooms
i in the consulate. But to our dismay, the
i t-o usul told us we must leave forth
j with, aa there were 8,000 Mongol sold-
lore in the neighborhood who miidit be
j hostile. He also warned ua that tens
j ol thousands ol Mongols were gathering
for a religious festival, aud that it we
I valued our safety we had better clear
' out without delay. A fortnight later,
j August 18, we reached Klak lit, and
j remaluod there until August 87.
"In the meanwhile, Mr. Tower
j (Charlemagne Tower, United States
! ambassador to Kussia) obtained per
mission from the authorities at St. Pet
ersburg for our journey over the Silu
rian railway. Arriving at Irkutsk
September 8, we took a train aud
reached Ht. Petersburg September 18.
"It la impossible to speak too high
ly ot the great kindliest ol the Kussian
officials. Kvorythiug possible was
done for ua by them, even to offering
ua money. On the Traus-Siberlan rail
way, though it waa choked with troops
and closel to civilians, the authorities
provided a reserved car for na. We
passed immense numbers ol troops, ap
parently conscripts, hastily collected.
They wore no uniforms aud some had
no guns. All of them wore straw hats.
At the United States legation at St.
Petersburg we expressed the opinion
that Kusaia waa preparing to scl.e
Manchuria, but we were in formed that
the American legation had been .as
sured that Russia had no such Inten
tion." Trouble Oviir a Tea Fowl.
Lonbiville, Ky., Sept. 27. Hugh
MoCulloch, coroner ol Jefferson coun
ty, tonight ahot and killed George
Owen, 81 years old, at the latter'a
home, on Melwood avenue. Coroner
MoCulloch waa arrested aud denied
ball. The trouble started about two
weeks ago betweou MoCulloch and the
Owen families, who are neighbors, and
, , "
who were formerly friendly, and teem
, . . , , ., .t
ed to come to a head this afternoon
' over a pea fowl, which escaped from
: the yard of Mrs. Owen's house. The
fowl had boon given by Mrs. MoCul
loch to Mrs. Oweu, mother ol the man
' who was killed. Mrs. Owen says
. that MoCulloch fired seven times at
her with a revolver, none of the bullets
j hitting hor, but aeveral ot them hit the
Owen house. Dr. MoCulloch oaine
home at 7:30 o'clock P. M., aud, going
Into the Owen yard, according to Mrs.
Oweu, began to abuse her. George
Owen came in at this time and ad
dressed Dr. MoCulloch, who, Mrs.
Owen says, immediately ahot -the
young man, aud then ahot a Newfound
land dou that bulouged to the Owens.
round III Koiiinllpoort.
Loudon, Sept. 27. Lord Roberts
reports from Pretoria, under date o'
September 24, that the guards under
Geueral Po!e-Carev occupied Komati
poort this morning. The bridge was
found intact. Much rolling stock, lo
comotives, truck loads of "Loug
Toms" and munitions were captured.
Only a few rillo shots were fired. Lord
Roberts adds: "Paget captured Era
inns' camp, 3,000 cuttle, 8,000 sheep,
33 prisoners. Methueu made auother
big haul of stock."
Iloers Will Hiki i-ass th British.
Loudon, Sept. 27. "Messrs. Steyn
and lteitz," says a dispatch to the
Daily Mail from Lourcnco Marques,
"will remain with the fighting burgh
ers and it is estimated that a force of
Boers aggregating from 7,000 to 12,000
is planning to harass the British lines
Hiuiibuig, Sept. 28. Leon Bard, ex
United Statea vice-consul here, was
1 aentenced today to 15 months' impris
onment for misappropriating 23,500
marks, part ol an inheritance which
' he reoeived for two American women.
WILL SEIZE SHANGHAI FORTS
Capture nt the t hlnaae Na.jr a Fart af
Her l'rramina-VuH Walder.ee Is
Armed tVllu aa t'llluiatuiu.
London, Hept. 87. Only through
advices from New York, doea tbe Brit
ish pnbllo learn that the United States
and Great Britain are once again
Tanged together in opposition
siutiueutal powers. Apparently snob
grouping waa euttrely unexpected
both lu Berlin and London, and until
au official statement it made continent
will be withheld.
Tbe Daily Chronicle, however, de
votes brief editorial paragraph to tbe
announcement, expressing a hope tbat
it it erroneous, and declaring- "that the
ouly way In which England can reap
the fruit of her exertions in China ta
by standing shoulder to shoulder with
Germany and Japan aa the ouly effec
tive counterpoise to itusao-Frencb
machinations and the weak-kneed poli
cy of America."
Meanwhile, the newt Irom China
Indicates that eventt are rapidly drift
ing in the direction of war between
China aud Germany,
"There it the best reason for believ
ing," says the Shanghai corresKndent
of the Morning Post, "that Count von
Waldersee, ou arriving It Taku, will
present an ultimatum demanding the
surrender of live leaders of the auti-forelgn
nprlsiug. Alter a few hours'
grace he w ill formally declare war, aud
taking advantage of Germany'e isisl
tlou aa a belligerent he will proceed to
seize everything available with the
German forces and fleet.
"It Is expected that Germany will
take tlio Wu Sing forts aud the Kiaug
au areeual, thus, dominating Shanghai.
It is also believud-that she will attack
the Kiaug Win forts, on the Yangste,
from the land tide, and endeavor to
seize the Chinese fleet, including the
valuable new cruisers. Failing this,
the will at least occupy all tho prov
inces of Kiang So north of the Yantse.
"The French will support Germauy.
This is not rumor, but reliable infor
mation, aud will probably be confirm
e l at the foreign oflloe. Prompt ac
tion is necessary to pieveut a coup
which will constitute a serious menace
to British interests.
"Kussia has handed over the Taka
Pekin lailway to Germany."
The Shanghai correiondent of the
Standard, telegraphing Monday aays:
"Chinese officials report that Prince
Tuan haa issued a eecret edict in the
name of the ompresa dowager, to the
effect that the Imperial court haa de
cided to continue the war against tbe
lowers at whatever cost. The edict
threatens that any official (ailing to
support the Mauchua will be beheaded
aa a traitor, hia whole family executed,
and the tombs of hit ancestor! demol
. J. M. Ialiner Head.
Springfield, 111., Sept. 27. General
John M. Palmer, ex-United States
senator from Illinois, died at hia resi
dence in this city at 8 A. M., from
heart failure. General Palmer waa an
honorary pall-bearer at General Mo
demand's funeral last Saturday. Last
night he was on the street viewing the
state 'air illuminations until a late
hour, apparently in good health. He
hud complained yesterday, however, of
a paiu in hia chest. He slept uneasily
last night. About 3 'clock this morn
ing, Mrs. Palmer called a physician, !
who did not think the geuerat'a condi
tion alarming. The geueral awoke
about 7, atill complaining. He talked '
to hia wife for a short time, then fell
asleep aud expired soon after. j
Railway Shops Hiimed. .
Little Rook, Ark., Sept. 27. The
Iron Mountain shops, located at Baring ;
Cross, were totally destroyed by tire at
2 o clock this moruiug. No one seeuis
to know how the tire originated, except
that it Btarted in the paint shops,
which were located at the rear of the
machine shops. Four hundred men
are thrown out of employment, and
their personal losa on tools will be
probably $10,000. The ahopa were the j
largest in this section of the country, i
aud were he mam shops of the Iron
Mountain system, their other shops
being at Desoto, Mo, The loss will
reach $350,000. The buildings covered
an aore of ground
Train ltobber frustrated.
Denver, Sept. 87. What ia regarded
aa an attempt to rob Denver & Rio
Grande passenger train No. 16 waa
frustrated early today by the oourage
of Brakeman Rosa Miller. When the
train stopped at the point where the
Rio Giande crosses tbe Santa Fe road,
near Florence, Miller was ordered by a
man who had a revolver leveled at him
to hold up his hands. Instead ol com
plying, Miller struck the (ellow on the
head with his lantern. The would-be
rubber shot at the brakeman just as he
jumped back into the car. Miller
then proouied a revolver and fired sev
eral shots at the desperado as he disap
peared in the high weeds which line
John P. Jackson Dead.
San Francisco, Sept. 27. Colouol
John P. Jackson, collector of . the port
of San Francisco, died tonight. He
suffered from a painful kidney aftiictiou
aud failed to rally after a surgical op
eration, which was performed this af
ternoon, ' 2
The exports ol copper during the
month of August, according to returns
kept by the metal exchange, were 13,
845 tons. This is considerably in ex
cess of the July record.
. Mrs. Klliwbeth Van Law.
Richmond, Va, Sept. 27. Mrs.
Elizabeth Van Lew, who during the
war between the statea furnished the
Union forces valuable information ol
the Confederate army, and aided pris
oners in escaping from Libby prison,
and who, after the war, waa rewarded
by General Grant with the postmaster
ship at Richmond, died here today, at
an advanced age.
Dr. Stillwell, for 20 years professor
ol theory and practice ot medicine at
the University of Pennsylvania, died
STRIKE AFFEOTS TRADE.
Prlees, However, Ml 111 Hats aa I7twar4
Bradstrnet'a aaya: The unfavorable
turn given the general industrial aitua
lion by the strike ol anthracite coal
niinera and the possibility ol wage die
puts in the iron trade, with rather less
activity in the latter industry, and
aome increase ol weaknesa in the prices
of cruder forms, have given an appear
ance of irregularity to tbe geueral trade
end business situation. On the other
hand, the courae of staple prices baa
been very generally upward thla week,
fall distribution ot dry goods, clothing,
hata aud millinery have been of large
volume at nearly all markets; there it
a decidedly better tone noted in the
boot and shoe and kindred trades, and
the atreuttth of cotton goods, though
apparently in excess of that shown by
the raw material, baa been regarded at
indicative of confidence on the part ol
Tbe premature ripening due to tbe
but dry weather is resjwnsible for part
ol tbe heavy movements of cotton to
market, bnt back of this, of course, ia
the desire to profit by the exceedingly
good prices ruling, l'ho rush ol re
tslpts bat been too much for the bull
movement, however, and tbe prices
are materially lower on tha week.
. Reports ol damage of grain in shock
In the Northwest and reinforced by
Northwestern buying at Chicago,
furnished the key to the advance of
nearly 3 cents in wheat this weak.
Wheat, including floor shipments,
for the week aggregate 8,535,857 bush
el", against 4,655,982 bushels last
Business failurea for the week in the
United Statea number 183 aa against
167 last week.
Canadian failurea Dumber 81, M
against 24 last week.
PACIFIC COAST TRADE.
Onions, new, l.'4'o.
Icttiu-e, hothouse, $1 per orate.
Potatoes, new. $15.
Beets, per aack, 8.rca$l,
Turnips, per aack, 75c.
Beans, wax, 4c.
Squash 4 c.
CarroU, per sack, $1.00
Parsnips, per sack, $1.25,
Cauliflower, native, 75c.
Cucu 111 lers 1 0 fit 20o.
Cabbage, native and California,
1c pur pounds. .
Butter Creamery, 25c; Eastern 82c;
dairy, 16 10c; ranch, 100 pound.
Poultry 12c; dreeaed, 14c; spring,
Hay Pnget Sound timothy, $11.00
(g 12.00; choice Eastern Washington
timothy, $19.00. .
Corn Whole, $23.00; cracked, $25;
feed meal, $25.
Barley Rolled or ground, per ton,
Flour Patent, per barrel, $3.60;
blended straights, $3.25; California,
$8.26; book wheat flour, $6.00; gra
ham, per barrel, $3.00; whole wheat
flour, $8.26; rye flour, $3.80(34.00.
Millstuffs Bran, per ton, $13.00;
shorts, per ton, $14.00.
Feed Chopped feed, $19.00 per ton;
middlings, per ton, $20; oil cake meal,
per ton, $30.00.
Freeh Meats Choice dressed beef
teera, price 7)"c; cowa, 7c; mutton
7.4; pork, 8c; trimmed, 9c; veal, 9
llama Large, 13c; small, lS.1;
breakfast bacon, 12c; dry aalt sides, -.
Wheat Walla Walla. 6657c;
Valley, 61c; Blueeteiu, 60o per bushel. .
Flour Beet grades, $3.10; graham,
Oats Choice white, 42c; choice
gray, 40o per bushel.
Barley Feed barley, $15.00 15.60;
brewing, $16.00 per ton.
Millstuffs Bran, $13.00 ton; mid
dlings, $20; shorts, $16; chop, $15 pel
Hay Timothy, $1218; clover,$7
7.50; Oregou wild hay, $07 per ton.
Butter Fancy creamery, 45 65c;
Eggs 26o per dozen.
Cheese Oregon full cream, 18c;
Young America, 14c; new cheese 100
Poultry Chickens, mixed, $3,503
4.00 per dozeu; hens, $4.50; springs,
$2.00(8.50; geese, $0.008.00 doz;
ducks, $3.00 5.00 per dozen; turkeys,
live, 18o per pound.
Potatoes 4050oper sack; sweete,
!2 V40 per pouiui.
Vegetables Beets, $1; turnips, $1;
per sack; garlic, To per pouud; cab
bage, 2o per pound; parsnips, $1;
onions, lfio per pouud; carrots, $1.
Hops 57o per pound.
Wool Valley, 1616o per pound;
Eastern Oregon, 15(glGc; mohair, 85
Mutton Gross, best sheep, wethers
and ewes, Site; dressod mutton, 6b
7o per pouud.
Hogs Gross, ohoice heavy, $5.75;
light and feeders, $5.00; dressed,
$0.OO6.5O per 100 pounds.
Beef Gross, top b teera, $3.504.00;
cowa, $3.00(33.50; dressed beef, 6
7o per pound.
Yeal Large, 6 a 7 o; small, 8(3
8 'jo per pound.-
Ban f ranoiico Market.
Wool Spring Nevada, U18o per
pound; Eastern Oregou, 1014o; Val
ley, 1618o; Northern, 910o.
Hops Crop, 1900, 1214o.
Butter Fancy creamery 26sc;
do seconds, 24sffl25io; fancy dairy,
24c; do seconds, 32o per pound.
Eggs Store, 23io; fancy ranch,
Millstuffs Middlings, $17.00 (9
80.00; bran, $12.50(318.50.
Hay Wheat $8 12; wheat and
oat $8.00310.50; best barley $8.60
alfalfa, $6.007.e0 per ton; straw,
2587o per bale.
Potatoes Early Rose, 8075e; Sa
linas Burbauks, 70o$1.05; river Bur
hanks, 80 65c; new. 76c$1.40.
Citrus Fruit Oranges, Valenoia,
$2.753.25; Mexican limes, $4.00(3
5.00; California lemons 75o$l.60j
do choice $1.76(38.00 per box.
Tropical F'ruits Bananas, $1.60
8.50 per bunch; pineapples, nom
inal; Persian dates, 6 ($6 Ho Pt
found. ' ,