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Onniprehenalvei Key tew of the Import,
nt llputi ut the rut Wk
Cull.! I rtini the Telegraph, Column.
Roosevelt spoke i:i Baltimore.
There are 03 cases of yellow favwr iu
Tli tutM I registration iu Greater
New York for ltfOrt in uu,l5s.
Bryan closed his campaign in , Sw
Yiyjs with a speech iu Buffalo,
lie spread of yoltow fevr in tin '
tvrULia said to be due to Spmilsli i:i
, m-Miou. . .
General Wavier, x-cn;t iln general
of Culm, bss beeu appoiuteJ vm pt-uiu-1
Mr. Stevenson's forecast ot the eleo
lion is 138 for MeKiuley, lsa for Ury"
au aud 120 doubtful.
Many American and Enropeau mis
ilouarics iu Shan St province have
been killed by Boxers,
The Dutch cruiser Celderland, with
Presideut Krugor on liOiirJ, ha sailed
from Loureueo Marques for Forope.
Due mau wa killed iu a train wreck
on the Northern Pacific near Missoula,
Mout.. and a ton of mail weut iuto a
Cfiarle Dudley Waruer, the author
Slid one of tiie owiloo of the 1 1 art l on'
lnraut, died luddettly ut Hartford,
Conn., aged 71.
The New York Herald's forecast of
the presidential eleotiou is that Mo
Kiuley will have 231 su I Uryau 16ti
votes in the electoral college.
Fire in St. Paul iestroyed a packing
houe, a locomotive uud 30 box cars,
caused the "death of live met by falling
walls ami entailed a Um of $100,000.
A special disjtatch from Count mti
oople lays new and frightful muii.icre
of Armenians have just occurred iu the
district of Diarbekir, The Mnssul
mans, it is ast-eited, pilhigid, out
raged and killed during live days with
out the intervention of Tniki.-h troop.
Eight villages, it is added, were entire
ly destroyed ami burned.
According to a correspondent of the
Shanghai Mercury, Bishop l'ontoxati,
in South IK nuu, was tortured tour
hours by Chiuw. Different member
of his body were removed singly. Two
priests were covered with coal oil and
placed on a pile of sticks which were
then seet fire to. Bishop Pngota was
disemboweled, and other were fright
full; tortured. Three thousand con
ferts, led by lrt-tich prients, iu dofeud
Iu their church, were ma-sacrd.
Chinese reformers saptured llui
France wants peace nej-otiiitious to
begin at once.
Alvarez, a Tayal leader, was captured
The miueowners agreed to the stiik
Roosevelt was givon a great recep
tion in Cleveland.
Kuglish horieuitui are fighting
A French expediilon was massacred
tt Lake A!ai, Afiica.
Captain O. M. Carter is seeking hi
liberty on a huheas corpus.
Lipton's challenge was accepted by
the New York Yalcht Club.
IJuhenliole has re.-df-ned. You liulow
may be the new German chancellor.
The United States miubrmt Mmietta
bas gone to Cautoa, w hiuh is threat
sued. ilebels were defeated in an engage
ment with Americans at TubUjuan,
A dispatch received from Lord Kob
ens, under . data of Pretoria, October
18, reports a number of minor affairs,
but says that the only iucideut of iiu
portance was the suneudering of Tunis
liotliH, a brother of Commaudant Gen
eral iiotha, nt Yolksrutt, October 13.
Two huudred Ciutuh ludiuns from
Utah have invaded Northwestern Col
orado on their annual Diluting expedi
tion, and us usual on micli occasion
the settlers are greatly alarmed. Gov
ernor Thomas has appealed to the fed
eral authorities to drive the iudiuua
back to their reservation.
The family of tiie late John Clark, ol
New York, has engaged oouncel to try
to obtaiu the eatate of his brother, 1 in
lay Clark, who diod a few years ago
in Australia, leaving a fortuue esti
mated at $20,000,000. The dead man
was an owner of gold mines. Recent
ly, Governor Voorhees, of New Jersey,
was informed that the multimillion
aire's heirs were in that state. He left
none in Australia and his whole for
tune is said to be lying untouched
waiting to be divided among - four
nephews and ueices iu New Jersey,
Among these are James N. Clark and
James W. Clark,' whose present where
abouts are unknown.
There are about 80,000 lepers in the
The gold yield ot Cripple Creek for
the present year is expected to amount
An Knglish inventor propoHes to
bnild a bout that will cross the Atlan
tic in two days.
Big imports of, gold from Europe are
inticipated iu New York hh a result of
the resumption of miuiug in outh
Modern machinery Is fuHt finding ita
way to hid ii 11 farms in Cuba.
Leasees of the Geoigia penal campi
ire charged with entrapping inuueeut
negroes and forcing them iuto the
sbaio gangs. , j
The Railway Clerks' Mutual Benefit
, Association, in Bession ot Detroit,
Mich., elected Henry E. First, of Cin
At Japanese unctions bidders write
their offer on a slip of paper, mid drop
ft into a box. W hen nil the bids are
In the box is opened und the highest
bidder named. .
k Nw York buk teller ituU $700,
0J0 itud esoaptd.
Hwr guerrilla attack giv th BriV
th tlimilt trmihl.t
' A revolting crime was ouosrthsd by
i Putersou, N. J., detectives.
1'if-ideut Mitchell think tbi I thtf
' lust week ut the m intra' trlk,
Twnty-flva carloads of Oregon fruit
J tree will be shipped to other state.
The British steamship Royalist will
iitrr the tratissirt service ol the Unit
The Paulflu Coast Company iu three
year ha riseu from liaukruptcy to
1 1,000,000 sin plus.
Thirteen-year-old school girl, Lnlu
Joues, was the victim ot a mnderon
afsault at Jefferson, Or.
. Baron von Kichthofeu i (knint von
Bulow' succe-i-sor a mlnUtsr of for
igu affair for (ieruiany.
Th Kentucky miner' atrik hast
leen tleclawi oft, Klght hundred
men will return to work at once,
The Russian minister ot finance, M,
l fa Witt, authorise denial ot th story
that Rusaia began uegotiatiou in New
York in tli middle of October tor a
General Charle M. Setra, ot the Co
lombian republic' army, announce
that his government bad purchased
George Gould' yacht, Atlanta, and
would use tier iu (oppressing the rebel
lion. ear Mixsnurg, on., uiesier
Barue. wlored, wa lynched by a mob
of hi own people. In a druuken tury
ltiiiivfli iiiutinmu ins wiiu, iitmrvti nun
badly wounded a negro who luterfered,
and engaged in a rife duel with a
whit man who attempted to arrest
him. The murderer wa shot to deaih.
The eitisens of Oklahoma and In-
diau Territory waut single statuluuKl
for the two territories. The formation
ot ieagiius to promote this eud has com
menced. The first league was organ
ised at Wagoner, I. T. Determined
efforts in this direction ar being mad
by the leading people of thoo territor
ies. The Russian battleship Retslvan bat
beeu launched nt .Cramp' shipyard.
o wine was used at th christening,
the Uns.ian ceremouy tteiug observed.
. . . ' , nsiiieMiip is in largest ever
m 1 ,l?tT' .-, "'J""? Ti
will be $.1,000,000. The ship i 87(1
I'ert in length, ha a breadth of 72 feet
I.l. ..I n t ....
' inches, a displacement of 12,700
tons, and a dranght ot 26 feet, the
will have a speed of 18 kuots.
Iluuna talked to coloied volunteer!
iu Chicago. .
Natural 'gas ha been discovered neai
America approve ot the Anglo-German
The miners' strike will b balled oil
when alt the companies post notice.
Imperial troops bav suffered re
verses iu southern provinces of China
Robbers attempt to blow open a sail
of the First National bauk at tJuion,
The uutl-impcrialista issue an ad
ilrea to the independent voter to sup
Four lireuien wer killed and prop
erty valued at $460,000 destroyed in i
St. Paul fire
Kuroiau paper indulge in much
critical discussion ot th Anglo-German
Aguinablo is said to have written $
.ettcr direttiiig cessation of political
attempts for pacification.
A n'ore of criminal irsan patienti
overpower their keepers and escape
iruiii a New York asylum.
ine hpanisti cuiiluet restgueil as a
protest against appointment oi Weylut
to be captain-general of Madrid.
Cholera is increasing to such an ex
tent in Japan that steamers thonc
have been quarantined. There are a
number of deaths aboard iteameri
coming from Nagasaki.
lion. John Sherman, representntivi
i the house, for a long term a mem
er of tiie seuate and twice holding
cabinet portions, died at his residence
in Washington, D. C, in the 78th year
of his age.
John Alexander Dowie, the Zionist,
of Cliicago, was mobbed at a meeting
iu London. Seven hundred atudenti
attempted to prevent the faith heulei
iiom entering the hall, but a strong
force of police pulled Mr. Dowie
through the mob of students and ar
rested the ringleader. v
The transport Belgian King, which
broke ilowu aoou after leaving Ma
nila in consequence of an ucuideut to
her machinery, bus put into Hong
Kong kit repairs. The Argyle wa at
Nagasaki on her way from Manila to
Taku with animal. The Arao ha left
Kobe for Manila with animal. The
Thomas left Nagasaki the 20th inst.
for Mauila. The Breconshire left
Kobe the 22d lust, ior Manila, with a
large cargo of lumber and forage. Th
Sumner, Atheuian and Pak Liug were
at Nagasaki the 20ib. The Athenian
was bound for Taku with animals, und
the Puk Liug was taking animals to
Manila. The Port Albert is at Naga
saki. A German firm ha built a locomo
tive ou the American pattern.
The international peace congress in
Paris coudomued Great Britain's course
iu the Transvaal.
During the last year 2,400 duels
have been fought in Italy and 80 deaths
Cabbage crops in Europe are gener
ally poor this year and this country is
being called upon to lnaK up the de
ficiency. The Uuited Htutes lead all other na
tions in the matter of fruit growing.
Colonel Lynoh, who fought with the
:oers, says Kruger inuy com to the
Score of sheep and hogs have been
killed recently on the border of Vir
ginia and South Carolina by animal
which aeem to be halt dog and half
Naval officer complain that naval
reserve took but little interest in sum
mer cruise, and conclude that they
would not be valuable in as ot trouble,
They Fail to Treat Strikers
SO SAYS PRESIDENT MITCHELL
I'll JHna ! Nut Want ttm rowiUr f
nMlttn Cuuuleit a I'art uf III to
I'M Cut Ail sane.
llaalelon, Pa., Oct. 28. When Tree
idrnt Mltoliell, ot the United Miue
workcrs, was asked what ha had to say
iu regard to a settlement ot the miner'
strike, he said:
"A there, appear to bo torn dispo
sition ou the part ot the public- toplaoa
the responsibility of th prolongation
of lb strike on th liionldei )f tb
tuiueworkeis, opeaklng tor them I want
to say that when the Serautou oiBVUu
tlon accepted th 10 per cent inoteas
in wages providing tb operator abol
ished th sliding seal and guaranteed
th payment ot th adavuee iu wage
until April 1, th miners bad met tb
operator more than half way. They
bad shown a conciliatory spirit, hud 1
know of no good reason why th propo
sit Ion should not have been accepted
br th oierabrs. A a iHiussqneuce,
the responsibility for the coutiuuauo
of th strike rest solely niton the fail
ma of the operator to treat th propo-
Mitt.m tt thnir aimilikvM AtitiMlitnrtitMl V.
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h,,,,,, M u tha ,)r(),i,(l1 f tn
,.,.., wUa Iuk. .... ittAmtUm tll
the price ot powder apart of th ad
vane ot 10 per cent, that even thl
proposition has not len offered by a
very larxe uumlr of the coal produo'
J hi;w)ulimllili lu , ut1M,ltl) i,,,).
and until all companies guarantee the
payment ot the 10 per cent advanc
alw the rate of wage paid iu Bi'ptem-
her until April 1, according to a decis
ion of tb Scrauton convention, tb
iniuers are siwerles to act.
"1 wsut to repeat again that ther
ran lie no partial sectional settlement
of this strike. The large companies In
the Ihlgh region that have refused to
movo at all since the Horuiilon conven
tion was held ar Cox Bros. A Co.,
the largest coal producers in the Lehigh
reglou; G. B. Markle Jfe Co,, the lhlgb
& Wilksba.r Comoauv. the Ud.lgb
! ;"1 " Negation Company and a
t w - '
There is also a couidderuhl number ot
coal romiutuie in the liuckawauua aud
Wyoming regions that have uot guaran
teed the pamyeut bt the 10 per cent
advance until Apr il 1. The only dis
trict that has accepted the terms ot th
8d anion convention in full is No. 9,
better known a the Schuylkill district.
"Companies which pro. luce about 05
per cent of J a total production of the
anthracite coal fields have guaranteed
the payment ot the 10 per cent ad
vance aud hav abolished the sliding
When Mr, Mitchell wa aiked what
he would do it alt the companies were
to post notice, be said: '
"When all the companies have post
ed notice then I will have something
' When it was uggneted to him that
there might bo a break iu the rauk ot
the strikers if the contest wa to eon
tiune much longer, ho said tba not on
itiiiu would go back to the mines uuil
they are officially notified to return.
Two llunilrail I inline. Hlnrltif,
Vancouver, B. C, Oct. 23. A tpe
cf.al from Agussht, B. C, tonight say
that 200 Indian are starving at I'ein
burton Meadows, 150 miles north ot
Agii-si. Au ludian rider brought
Hews today that f0 ludian families
are riving aud that it is doubtful if sup
plies can be cent to them quickly
enough to save their live. They have
caught no salmon this season, their
potato crop has (ailed and their stock
has been drowned by floods. Recout
heavy rains have canned the Ilarrixou
river to overflow its bank and the
whole country is said Jo be flooded.
Conditions are said to be worse now
than during the disastrous flood ot
1804, when the district was under six
feet of water, Supplies are being
rushed from Vancouver to the starving
French Iminlgrmil Held.
Now York, Oct. 23. The entire list
of steerage passengers ot the French
liner La Bretagno, 710 iu number,
were held up on the registry floor of
the barge of lice today because it wa
claimed that a majority of the names
were improperly manifested. No such
hold-up uf immigrants at the lauding
bureau of this port has occurred in
years, if ever before. The emigrant
would have been sent back to the ship
had not the agent ot the French line
appeared in the afternoon and supplied
a bond of $5,000 as a guarantee that
the flue for all emigrant improperly
manifested will be paid.
Mexican Town Swept Away.
El Paso, Texas, Oct. 22. The town
of Gnudalope, Mexico, in the Rio
Grande Basin, 40 miles bulow Kl Paso,
was swept away by a cloudburst Wed
nesday night. The 400 vllllager lost
everything they possessed, An old
man aud two children, besides many
goats, cattle, horxei aud fowls were
"Tlpcm House Hiirnml.
Paduoah, Ky., Oct. 28. A fire broke
out in Morton's opera house this morn
ing nt 1:20 o'clock and gained such
headway before it was discovered that
the building was doomed before the
fire company could reach the scene.
The largost dry goods store in the city,
owned by L. B. Ogilvie & Company,
occupying the ground floor of the build
ing, was destroyed, as well us ninny
ofllces and smnllor stores. The ngre
gate loss ia estiiniiled nt $1100,000.
Guilty ot Attempted Murder.
Walla Walla, Wash., Oct. 22. Ed
Sutherland was today found guilty ot
the attempted murder of Emma Kid
well, a 15-year-old girl. The jury waa
out 27 H minutes. The crime wa
committed in this city August 8.
Sutherland first attempted to ravish
the young woman, and then tried to
kill her to shield the former crime.
Methuen Captured Cattle and Sheep.
Cape Town, Oct. 28. Lord Methuen
ba re-ocoupiod Zerust and captured
numerous wagon and a large quantity
of store and us my cattle aud theep.
REVOLT OF THE INSANE.
Twoutj t'llinn I'ullfiiu (riowr
HHir Mini Kieai.
Ponghkoepsle, N. Y., Out.
Ther was a revolt at th Mnttewnn
tat huspital (or th criminal lima us
thl evputng, when nix or eight k nepers
war soMultod and overpowared by SO
tusaue patient. Home of th patient
escaped, and evu ar still at large.
Ou or two ot the keeper ar badly
' After th patient bnd Wen Riven
their supper they wer taken back to
their sitmeiifs with their kenper.
Anion the uumbei wor 15 or 80 who
slept in on ol th large corridor
wher there wor sis or eight Jtirpr.
Ther were no suspicion movement
ou the part ot tb patients. But sud
denly and wltbuot warning eauh keep
er wa attacked tiinultnnoously by tw)
or thtee patient, and heavy blow A
cenoea oism tn lienn owrn
Th key held by th keeper Were fc.k- Ti v tbr invitation extended tbi
u from them quickly, and Mb for i rf.u' t to aocept th principle ol
tb door wa wl, Tb -Matt, -,. rt t. Th rmn nrg
passed through tb dining ft urn, whw ' i8''U. Count d Quad, bsd a con
each picked from th labia bem bnn with Secretary Hay thl) after
plat or cup or-bowl. From the. dla-' a.4, "p ? wit big officially th text ot
tna-iooni thev went tbrouu-h th ; 1 i,ii.iotjttiian agreement, luulud-
joining room, th ilooi of which were
unlocked, mid then into th lung ball
leading to the rear exit. Through the!
yard they ran Ilk deer, and crowded
arunud the big gal iu the wall, while
ou of their number was turning th
key iu the lock. W'heu th gat was
thrown open they rushed out ot th
yard, fairly tumbling ovtr each other
iu their auxluty to gain freedom.
In the nisautim tho keapers had re
covered itilllclenjly to give the alarm,
Chan was given aorons the hospital
farm, and all but seven ot the patients
wer captured. The recaptured pa
tient were takeu back to the institu
tion ami securely locked up In other
part of the building. The soaruhlng
parties started out to scour the wood
In the vtiUnlty of tho honpital. Tb
keener Khtl nut aauinltml urn r-lvuu
medical attention, aud wete able to e necearv owlug to Iheprenl.lent
Join lu the search for the fugitive, departure fur Canton tonight. Th re
The reovlt, it is thought, w caused ! f tbese deliberation l uinined
directly by the crumped quartet at , P ' statement that the govern-
FOUR FIREMEN KILLED.
tlaiulln Tank Mllori la a Iturnlug
Bt. Paul, Oct, 34. At a result of a
Are that broke out in the tUughtcriuff
Iu of llinmau Company' packing A1)))u, tim ol,y wriuui qUetlon
bou.e shortly after mblulgbt lust lKit, w,ic ,ii arbeu a to the American
four firemen are deud and a number of rpy wal t!MnB(i thre of the Anglo
other injured, and property worth (; agreement, Tbi state that
about $50,000 destroyed. ia CHIK, pf Mm,,r )H)Wr ,Hklug use of
The lire, Which is suppose I to have ( t)l9 ..(dUtions in China lu order to
Keen oi lucenuiary origin, spreau wim
great rapidity fanned by a strong wind
From the packing lions the Hume
spread lo the warehouse of the North
western Lime Conrpuiiy, theu to the
McCurmick llarveter iknnpany' large
brick warehouse filed with valuable
(arm machinery. The flreimu had en
tered the McCormick warehouse to be
in a better position to fight the flumes.
A tank containing 20 gallon ot gaso
line in the rear part ot the building
exploded, shattering tho wall aud
burying tho men in the debris.
The McCormlck Harvester Company
was heaviest loser, their loss footing
Of this $H0,000 wa on buildlug
aud $300,000 on stock aud notes, all
their paper and reeoYd being bur noil.
They carried no lusnrauce. The los
of D. M. Bobbin, owner of the pack
ing house. Is placed at $;!3,A00, which
includes the loss on several tenement
bouses aud other buildings. Other
losses bring the total to nearly $150,
000. Losers other than the McCor
mlck company are well protected by
CnnfAMnd to Three Murders,
Vancouver, B. C, Oct. 2. Two
murder mysteries have been cleared up
by the confession of Yip Luck, the
Chinaman who has beeu sentenced to be
banged on November 18 for the mur
der of Chief of Police Main, of Steves
ton, lie bus confessed to olio of hid
keepers that he killed mi ludbui at
Chilllwack some years ago. Another
victim was a colored man, who was
found dead about live nulus from Yale
coino 10 year ago. lie had been out
shooting when he met the Chinaman,
They had some words. The negro,
though armed with a gun, was killed
by the celestial, who wielded uu ax.
atlll l lglillng In Nitiilo liuiuliigii.
Kingston, Jamaica, Oct. 28. Ad
vices received bore today from llajtl
assert that the rebellion iu Santo Do
mingo is not ended, und that fighting
is proceeding in the interior, although
the revolutionists are weak.
llepul lliirUrlied aud Itiliiied.
Grand Forks, N. D Oct. 24. Hiirtf-
lara last night blow open the ' safn
the Great Northern depot nt Cavalier,
N, D., und the explosion sot H e to the
building which was totally di ulroved.
U.-tT i 1
It is uot known what am
money wa secured. The
pursuing two suspects.
Tesss Tornado Kills SIS."-..-,
Atlanta, Texas, Oct. 28. A tornado
struck about halt a mile west of Ludi
and 85 miles west of here today, sweep
ing everything for 200 foot wide before
it. One house In tho center ot Its
path occupied by colored poopje was
destroyed, eix people being killed out
right. Three othors are missing.
Young Man Murdered.
Chlcugo', Oct. 24. TJiomas J. Grif
fith, a shipping olork employed by H.
K. Faiibauk & Co,, was shot today and
instantly killed while trying to pro
tect Miss Fay Gilbert from tho attack
of a strange man in front of 2220 State
street. Unmindful of tho threatening
pintle of the wenpon the shipping
clerk grappled with tho assailant. In
n moment he foil to the sidewalk with
a ballet through hit heart. The mur
deror escaped. -
To Move to This Country.
Pittsburg, Oet. 24. The Commercial
Gazette tays: Seybold & Dickstod, of
Sheffield, England, the largost manu
facturers of crucible steel in Great
Britain, contemplate moving their plant
to the United States. A site has been
optioned near Wheeling, W. Va and
It is proposed to oi eot thereon a modern
plunt, coating upward of $8,000,000,
whioh will, from the first, employ
about 8,600 men. The object ot tho
movement ia to get into the American
market. Constantly increasing cost of
coal in England ia a prominent factor
in the movement. '
The Anglo-German Compaot
Viewed With Favor.
OUR APPROVAL WILL BE SENT
Ainsrloan Uvy Will Aeespl lb Prla.
IH ot ik AiiiiHt M Adhr-
t th Alllan.
Wailtington, Oct. 24. It w u
Ihoritullvely itated tonight that the
United Htatei government views with
distinct favor the principles of the
Anglo-German agreeiueut relating to
ObJUta-swid "tlit a formal reious to
lust eifent will m mad at an early
Tug th iuvitation to tb United Mates
to accept the principle therein record
ed. Mr. Hay expressed bf satisfaction
at what bad been done, saying ht felt
tt to be iu complet harmony with th
policy this government bud pursued,
both a to th maintenance of unob
structed commerce In China and lb
territorial eutity ot th empire, iiid
adding that a (ormal reply would be
given in a day or two. Count da
Qundt wa gratilled at then assurances
and left with the belief that there wa
such a harmonious understand lug nn
th general principles involved that the
concurrence ot the wer was near at
Mr. Hay has been fully advised ot
the agreement and bad gne over it
with great caie with the prenideut
! yeaterdav and today, Thl wa the
nteui view me Aiigio-ueruiau agree
ment with favor. It is also probable
that some attention baa beerr given lo
the (Ira It sit the American reply. It is
likely to be more iu the lorm of a note
ot approval rather than any formal ad
herence to the alliance, but this Is sull
l0rwy nmtter of detail.
0,uin tenltortal advantages, Germany
aud Great lb lulu reserve the right to
reach a preliminary understanding of
the eventual step lo be takuu for the
protection of their Interest. This is
opeu to the construction of being a
threat. It i probable that the Ameri
can reply will not go beyond accepting
tb principle that Germany and Great
Britain have a right to agree between
them -Viva to their eveutual course.
Put there I uot likely to be anything
which will commit this government to
accept this eventual agreeicwit. In
short, t!i third clause I interpreted to
apply only to Germany and Greifl Brit
ain, there being no iuvitation extended
to other powers to juin them iu a pre
liminary nil lerstaudlng rogardiug tho
eveutual step to be taken.
JOHrT SHERMAN DEAD.
raa.rd Away at III W.hliif ton Hum
Washington, Oct. 24. Hon. Johu
Mtermau. representr.tiva in t e house;
lor a long term a member of the sen
ate nod twice holding oabiuet posi
tions, died at hi residence in tills dry
at 6:43 o'clock this morning in the
78th year of his age. His death had
been expected for some day and lov
ing frleuds gave him their unrumittlug
care au I attention to the eud. Tho
immediate cause of death wsidciicribud
as brain exhaustion, incident to ex
treme weakliest, ilue to old age and
several attacks of sickness from which
be Had suffered fur tho past year and a
Since fnttirday afternoon, Mr, Sbef
man bad been most of the time uucon
sclous, rallying partially at intervals
when slight nourishment was given
him. Yesterday afternoon, evidences
of the approaching cud were manifest
and be failed to regain consciousness
after 8 o'clock, passing away peace
fully just after nawn broke. About 1
o'clock this moruiug he rallied some
what from the stupor and turned him
self over iu bed, but after that he grad
ually sank until the end came. .
Secretary Sliermau' donth occurred'
4.. 1. l.,il1.,,ina rtn V ul.'.ial
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tlrlTt!tmrW-iwueet.y to Mr. MoCab
Inni, The secretary, wna a large holder
of real estate in this city. Couserva-
tivh pstiinates of his woalth place It at
r00! r-O0U000' ; '
l(.-.lilg IiKllii'i Armed,
Deti'oon, Texas, Oct. 28. The Creek
.liULJLood council lias been Joinod by
CtiootawsTTnWImtarws, Cheiokoes aud
Seminoles, all arniod with Winches
ters. They declnre they will stand by
the treaty of 180(1 and will not take
allottment ot lauds. Colonul Sheen
tele, agent of the five civilized tribes,
is confident that he can bundle tho sit
Force. Returning l' roui China,
Manila, , Oct. 24. Mr. Wildnian,
United State consul nt Hong Kong,
who is now In Manila, say the expec
tation of a general anti-foreign out
break in Southern China, notably in
Canton, ia growing daily, and that
cablegram received by him last week
record an increasing uneaaiues in
Hong Kong. A troop ol the Sixth
United States cavalry and a contingent
of marines from the United States bat
tleship Indiana have arrived here from
Th Texat Cyclone.
Fort Worth, Tox., Oct. g4. Later
report from the Lodi ovolone say the
loan ot life ia greatei than first stated.
Ten or 15 poople are suid to have lost
tholr Uvea. The path of the storm was
200 yards wide.' It is feared the worst
report have not yet been reoaived.
Many country houses Were blown away,
.. i ':'
Beviaod figure ot the registration in
Chicago returned to the board of elec
tion commissioner show a total of
402,888 entitled to vote at the coming
election. This i an increase of 22,
688 over 1806.
MANY REFORMS IN CUBA.
tb Island t I'm. porous Under Amer
ican Hilllarjr Hula,
Washington, Oct. 28. Major-General
Leonard Wood today mad a tat
tueut a to the content ot hi civil re
port a goveruor-goural of Cuba. 11
"Every town of consequence In th
island baa been provided with a hos
pital, well equipped with all necessary
supplies and appliance. Th largest
hospital, which I at Havana, I capa
ble ot accomodating 8,000 patients,
and i now serving as a geueral munici
pal hospital for that city.
' "Asylum (or orphan children hav
beeu established wherever neoeiry,
The number ot these institution ba
been greatly reduced during the pact
tew mouths, owing to the great im
provement in th general condition
existing in Cuba, children being taken
back to their fatnlltaf or to their
frleuds. It Is th porpoa ot tb gov
rntnent to establish hmr atat institu
tion, two tor boy and two Tor girl,
two to b Industrial and agricultural,
and two to be correctional and Inties
trial. These institution will b capa
ble ot accomodating about S00 ehlldreu
acb, and will b thoroughly equipped
with all suppiio and material re
quired by luuh an luttltution tinder
General Wood describe tbweping
reform of the prison ytin and of the
procedure of the court, aud uote that
tb writ of habea corpu will take
effect December 1. Of ire school,
' 'During the present year over 8,000
public school hav been established
8,600 toaaher are employed lu tbem,
ami 150,000 children are lu the school.
Thl number 1 constantly increasing,
and by the end of tb present school
year it i believed w (hall have 850,
000 ehihlren in school. Th largest
number at school under Spanish rule
wa betweeu. 86,000 and 80,000. Th
salaries paid the teacher are all high,
exceeding any paid in the United Statu
in corresponding grades, with exception
of three oi four large citiet. ..School
desk aud supplies for 100,000 children
have beeu purchased, sent to tb island
aud put up. Tbe enthusiasm for pub
lic eduction I great. Tbe trip ot
1.800 teacher to Cambridge wa bene
ficial, aud attempt will bemade to re
peat it next year."
Genera! Wood tell of th improve
ment iu sanitation, suppression of dis
ease, maintenance of order, repair ot
houses, buildings, mail and telegraph
service, construction ot road, bridge
aud light-houses, (minding ot new in
dustries and reform ot taxation. II
"Immigration, especially from
Spain, ia heavy. It i probable that
60,000 will hav entered Cuba duriug
th present year, and th people are
all industrluu aud good workmen.
The financial conditiou ot tbe country
I excellent, Th government i en
tirely aolf-uppoitlng, aud the lietsury
ba au unincumbered balanoa of
"Tb tobaooo ctop of Inst year wa
an immense one. Tbi year the sugar
crop will be between 550,000 and 600,
000 tons. The value of this year' crop
of sugar and the coming tobacco crop
will be, conservatively, $100,000,000.
This doe not include th very large
production of cocoa, of coffee and vari
ous vegetable and fruits, nor does it
include auy ot the proceed from miu
iug and many other Industries."
Two election have beeu held, con
ducted entirely by Cubans, and with
out disturbance, An efficient customs
service bas been established, as well as
a revenue cutter service and a harbor
police and quaraut ue system.
Same Pauls In the lteport of Oonrral
Washington, Oct. 25. In the report
of Major-Goueral Otis, , a governor-
general ot the Philippine", the follow
ini concerning the government ot the
city of Mauila wa made public today.
-"The money expended to police and
Improve tbe city of Mauila, to make
the necessary repair on road and
bridges, to replace government build
ings which were dilapidated, to stamp
out the infectious diseases ot smallpox
aud buboulo plague, to maintain a
large native police battalion, number
ing 250 men, togother with the money
required to defray the ordinary inci
dental expenses, has been greater by
one-halt than the city' collected re
"The liquor tiafllo has been exten
sive, especially iu the matter ot intoxi
cating uutive drink. In reducing the
number ot license which Spain grant
ed freely, the natives com olainod pre
viously that they were deprived of the
privilege of which Span bestowed.
'othwithstauding theie complaints,
they were greatly dimlnshed, but could
not tie entirely withheld, nor could
the tralll o be destroyed by any mean
within our power. Experience led to
tbe belief that it could be controlled
through oaretul manipulation under a
atriugont license law." .
Pane In Santo Domingo,
New York, Oot. 24. A diaprstoh to
the Herald from Santo Domingo Bays:
The whole ouuntry is pacified. The
leading revolutionist are prisoners.
They have submitted and the govern
ment is being conducted without trou
ble. - -. -
American Trunsvaall Prisoners.
Colombo, Ceylon, Oot. 24. The
statement that the United State line
intervened with the view of the trans
fer ot American Transvaal prisoners to
a more salubrious climate ha astound
ed Ceylon. Among the prisoner are
an officer and six men described as
Ainorioana. They are all well, and
have been ao since their arrival. The
prisoners' camp ia situated In the
San Francisco, Oot. 24. Joseph AH-
sohul, an Alamoda county viueyardiat
and wine producer, flbl a petition - in
bankruptcy in tile United States dis
trict court today. Acoording to the
schedule of assets and liabilities, lie
owe $100,778. He value his asset
at $104,043, but he inohides in thi his
real estate that ia heavily incumbered
with mortgage. Poor crop and other
reverie earned the failure.
London."" Oct. 24. Lord Wolaelav.v
on retiriiiur from the noat of command
er-in-chief, will make an extended tour
Took $700,000 of the Bank's'
COVERED HIS ' TRACKS WELL
Charles L. Alvnrd, of ll, first National
of iw fork, the lfullr- Probab
ly K.capeil lo South Aoierlra
New York, Oct. 25. Cbarle L. Al
rord, not teller of the First National
Bank, ot thi city, ia a fugitfv and a
defaulter to th extent of $700,000.
The announcement ot tb defalcation,
wblch wa mad this afternoon, cre
sted th utmost excitement tn financial
olrole tn thl city, but tb well-known
ttttbtllty of tb First fictional and a
statement iiud by tbe bank bad a
tutetlug effect, Tb statement wa a
"Tb not taller, who bid been in
th employ of th First National ilsnl
for many year, 1 a defaulter to a largi
mount. Hi operatiou bav contin
ued for a considerable period, and bav,
beeu skillfully concealed through a
manipulation ot bi balance book.
Tb disoovery wa mad by on of the
bank' employe a fw day after the
completion of th examination of tbe
bank by the United State examiner.
During tb continuance of bit pecula
tion periodical examination hav
beeu mad by several distiuct corps ol
examiner, representing the controller'
department, all expert accountant,
and tli bank ba also bad frequent In
dependent xamlnations, none of which
ha developed any irregularities.
The aggregate ot tbe false entries,
amonutiug to $"00,000, ha been
charged off ou the book of the bauk
out of the reserve fund without dimin
ishing the surplus and profit of the
bank, a reported in the Inst published
Alvord ha been wltb the bank for
20 years, aud wa one ot the most
trusted men lu the institution. His
stealing extend over a long period,
but no suspicion of the truth was
known until 10 days ago, when be sent
word that he wa ill at hi home. Af
ter be had lsen away for a day or twu
the bank put expert at work and Borne
(regularities were found. A tbe ex
port delved deeper an I deeper into
Alvord' book, the extent of tbe rob
bery began to dawn on the o Ulcer un
til they were overwhelmed to find that
It reached the enormous figure ot $700,
There wa a rumor that Alvord took
a steamer for South America.
DENVER BUSINESS MEN
Want Large Appropriation for dorsro'
men! Irrigation Surveys.
, Denver, Oct. 85. Colorado bnai
nesa men recognizee the benefit that
attaches to their state through the
work of the government along the line
ot irrigation investigation and survey
for reservoir ite.' The Denver cham
ber ot commerce and board of trade
last month adopted rigorous resolution
calling attention to the great develop
ment possible iu Colorado, through ir
rigation, and to the generally accepted
opinion that oulv by the itorage ot
flood water osn the future problem
affecting successful (arming in the arid
region be solved, aud pledging support
to the United States geological survey
iu seenriug large congressional appro
priations for carry iug on their work lot
surveys of reservoir sites, and othet
preliminary irrigation work.
Waste of the Forests.
Many sections of the West are be
ginning to reap the bitter frnit ot
forest destruction. A few year ago
the snow would drift, and pile up in
the mountain gulches, thickly atudded
with pine and other trees, forming an
almost impenetrable (forest protection,
and these gradually melt away, supply
ing water for tho streams until late in
the season. This, now, has too often
changed. The timber bas gradually,
but surely, beeu cut aud burnt away,
until now some of the finest forest of
the mountain have daappenred, and
where the snow bank would remain
until late in tho season, they now dis
appear mouths earlier, and instead ol
melting gradually, the flood-waters
come with a rush, aud then oease when
most needed. There is scarcely any
thin; more important than forest pro
tection and preservation, which means
a guarding of the water supply; and
every state n every section should
rouse to active local organization and
The Philadelhpia Publio Ledger, an
old aud conservative Eastern journal,
speaking of the arid public lands, ar
gues forcibly, that in order that they
may be redeemed the nation should
assume the task ot irrigation.
' South Carolina El position.
Charleston, 8. C, Oot. 25.-The dl
rector ot the South Carolina Inter
state and West Iudiau exposition havt
received the design aud drawings foi
buildings and ground. Tbe plana in
olude about 15 important buildings, th
largest to be the cottou paluoe, which
will have an area of 50,000 sqnarj
feet. For the government building il
ia proposed to have a replica of tin
forestry tn Philippines.
Ithaoa, N. Y Oot. 25. Presideni
Schurman, of Cornell University, today
anuouueed that the New York College
of Forestry had beeu asked to furnish
oompetent assistants to the forestry
bureau at Manila, P. I. Captain
Ahem, in charge of that bureau, pur
poses to reorganize the bureau, which
under Spanish rule employed over 180
officials, to supervise the exploration
of 20,000,000 acrd or more of publio
foiest domain, furushing now a revenue
of $101,000 nun ially.
. . A Mm Strike Settled.
Linton, Ind., Oct. 25. The strike
at Island City mine No. 1, has been
settled, the coal company agreeing to
give employment to the man who was
objectionable to it, but reserving the
right to epmloy or not employ any un
ion miner in "the future. Ovei 500
miners were out.
Kingston, Jamaioa, Oot. 35. The
Gleauor published a report that a fili
bustering expedition, headed by a well
known Ilavtien exile, is being prepared
here for the overthrow ' ot the govern
ment. - ' , J. .
A Qlet bat ttinllil.nt reeling la th
Bradstreet'i say: A th jobbing
trad tend to lessen with tb advisor
ot tbe (all season, the repressive influ
ence of auti-eiection feeling beooiuM
mor cleatly perceptible, and th result
i a generally quiet, though at tb
same time confident feeling in general
trade, which the stock market ha ap
parently begun to discount, with tb
result ot swelling current bank clear
ing well above recent total. A tor
some time past, the beet trade advice
coin from th South, which remain
cheerful In spite of lower cotton. Pa
cific coast advice are that export trad
I very large, a the result of ,army
need and Asiatic requirement North
western trade Is, on th wnole, quiei,
and the disposition to charge the elec
tion with this is manliest. Eastern
J wholesale trade is qiuet but steady.'
The country foreign trad Ulna
flattering condition, September export
being tbe largest ever reported for that
month, aud, swelled by bigb prices,
cotton (hiptuents, nine month' re
turn are far In advance of all prevloa
year. Import, on the other band,
show few gains, and the outlook i (or
a record-breaking export trade and a
merchandise balance for th calendar
year far in advance of all other rear.
Price ot farm product bav tended
downward this week. The most nota
ble drop ba been in cotton, bait a cent,
for the week, and 1 cent from the high
est point reached, due to th good pick
ing weather and absence of frost, en
couraging maximum stimateoI yield,
and also because of tbe heavy weight
ot receipt brought ont by the high
price ot two week ago.
Wheat (including flour) shipment
for tbe week aggregated 4,796.648
bushel, againat, 4,297,855 bushel last
week. " -' .
PACIFIC COAST TRADE.
Onions, new, l 'so.
Lettuce, hot house, $1 per oral.
Potatoes, new, $17.
Beets, per sack, 85c($l.
Turnips, per sack, $1.00.
Beans, wax, 4c.
Carrots, per sack, l0c
' Parsnips, per sack, $1.25.
Cauliflower, native, 7 6o. . ,
Cucumbers 40(3 50c,
Cabbage, native and California,
2c per pounds.
Tomatoes 80 (3 50".
Butter Creamery, 29c; dairy, ltd
82c; ranch, 18o pooud. -'
Poultry 12c; dressed. 14c; apring,
I3ej 15c. ,
Hay Puget Sound timothy, $14.00;
olioice Eastern Washington timothy,
Corn Whole, $23.00; cracked, $25;
feed meul, $25.
Barley Rolled or ground, per ton,
Floor Patent, per barrel, $3.50;
blended straights, $3.25; California.
$3.25; buckwheat flour, $6.00; gra
ham, per barrel, $3.00; whole wheat
flour, $3.25; rye flour, $3.804.00.
Millstuffs Bran, per ton, $18.00;
shorts, per ton, $14.00.
Feed Chopped feed, $19.00 per ton;
middlings, per ton, $20; oil cake meal,
per ton, $30.00.
Fresh Meats -Choice dressed beet
steer, price 7 c; cow, 7c; mutton
7,S; pork, 8c; trimmed, 9c; veal, 9d
Ham Large, 13c; small, 13 V4;
breakfast bacon, 12c; dry salt sides,
Wheat Walla Walla. 680; Val
ley, 60c; Bluestem, 68 3'o per bushel.
Flour Best grades, $3.40; graham,
Oats Choice white, 43o; cholo
gray, 41o per bushel.
Barley Feed barley, $15.60 brew
ing, $16.50 per ton. '
Millstuffs Bran, $15.50 ton; mid
dlings, $21; shorts, $17; chop, $16 per
Hay Timothy, $12 13; clover,$7l
7.60; Oregon wild hay, $67 per ton.
Butter Fancy creamery, 4505001 r
Cheese Oregon full cream, 13o;
Young America, 14c; uew cheese lOo
Poultry Chickens, mixed, $3.60(1
8.50 per dozeu; hens, $4.00; spring,
$2.003.00; geese, $6.00(38.00 do;
ducks, $3.005.00 per dozeu; turkey,
live, 14o per pound.
Potatoes 5065o per sack; tweet,
l?4'o per pouuu.
. Vegetable Beets, $1; turnip, 75o;
per sack; garlic, 7o per pound; cab
bage, 2c per pound; parsnip, 85o;
onioua, $1; carrot, $1.
Hops New crop, 18a(316Js0 per
Wool Valley, 1616o per pound;
Eastern Oregon, 10 13c; mohair, 85
per pound. '
Mutton Gross, best sheep, wethen
and ewes, 80; dressed mutton, bXQ
7o per pound. ;
Hogs Grose, choice heavy, $5.75;
light and feeders, $5.00; dressed,
$0.00 6.60 per 100 pounds.
Beef Gross, top Bteera, $8.504.00;
oovb, $3.00(93.60; dressed beef, 6(9
7o per pound.
Veal Large, 667s'o; imall, 8
8 o per pound. .
San Francisco Market.
Wool Spring Nevada, ll14opt
pound; Eastern Oregon, 1014o; Val
ley, 16 18c; Northern, 910o.
Hops Crop, 1900,- 18 Uo
Butter Fancy ' creamery 28o;
do aeoonds, 28(a;27sc; fancy dairy,
25c; do seconds, 23o per pound. ,
Eggs -Store, 23o; fancy ranch,
Millstuffs --Middlings, $18.00 9
82.00; bran, $15.50 16.50.
Hay Wheat $8 18 M wheat and
oat $3.0010.10; best barley $9.00
alfalfa, $6.607.50 per ton; traw,
85437)0 per bale.
Totatoes Early Rose, 8075oi Sa
line Burbanks, 70o$1.05; river Bur-
banks, 8065o; new. 76c$l. 25.
Cltru Fruit Orange, Valencia,
$8.753.25; Mexican limes, $4.00d
6.00; California lemons 76o$1.60;
do choice $1.753.00 per box.
Tropical Fruits Banana, $1,500
$.60 per bunoh; pineapples, nom
inal; Persian dates, 8 (6 Ho pes